GG Gonzalez Is Featured Wellington Art Society Artist At Whole Foods

The Wellington Art Society will hold a reception for the newest Whole Food artist, GG Gonzalez on Friday, April 29th, 2016 at the Whole Foods Gallery in Wellington. Whole Foods will host the evening with delicious canapés, wine and live music. The Art Society asks for a donation of $5 which will go to the Scholarship Fund. It will be a lovely reception for the artist and friends and a great way to start the weekend! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  The exhibit is available now!

 

 

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

Presents

A SOLO EXHIBITION

by

GG Gonzalez

PUBLIC RECEPTION:

Friday, April 29th

6:30 – 8:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL

561.904.4000

 

 

$5. Covers Music, Wine, Food and Donation to WAS Scholarship Fund

Exhibit Is Available At This Time

 

 

 

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GG Gonzalez is an accomplished local photographer who has been interested in photography since she was seven years old and received her first camera from her mother, a five dollar 110 film one bought at a yard sale. For years she photographed all of her family and friends’ activities, creating a cherished window to the past.

 

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“Canopy Way” by GG Gonzalez

 

 

 

 

As an adult she was able to take advantage of the advances in digital technology and was finally able to leave the corporate world and devote all her time to her passion, photography. She is largely self taught except for a few classes at Palm Beach Photography Center and keeps up with technology by reading everything she can about photography.

 

 

 

 

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“Phantom” by GG Gonzalez

 

 

 

GG loves to travel and has taken working vacations in Africa, Asia and India, collecting a treasure trove of images. Many of these focus on wildlife and the natural world. She is able to share her experiences and emotional connection with nature through her “Travel Gallery”, compiled while visiting some of the world’s most picturesque locations. For viewers it is like taking a personal journey to faraway places.

 

 

 

 

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“La Playa” by GG Gonzalez

 

 

GG has donated her photography to several non-profit organizations such as ADVA and Cancer Awareness, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Peggy Adams, Woman of the Year and many others. Photography is both a passion and an art. GG states, “I hope my diverse collection both inspires and further develops everyone’s love for life and the arts”.

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 34th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For more information visit:

WellingtonArtSociety.org

 

 

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561-537-0291

Don’t Miss A Minute Of ArtSynergy Events In Conjunction With ArtPalmBeach2016

The Palm Beaches will be vibrating with art when ArtPalmBeach returns on January 20, 2016 to celebrate its 19th year at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The fair will feature 85 international exhibitors, installation projects, art video labs, and SCULPT Palm Beach featuring a major large scale public art sculpture on the Palm Beach County Convention Center entrance plaza.  Art Synergy in collaboration with ArtPalmBeach will produce more than 65 exhibitions, January 15 – 30th throughout the nine Palm Beach County Art Districts during Art Palm Beach week. The nine art districts are: Antique Row, Artists Alley Delray, Boynton Beach Art District, Lake Park and North Palm Beach Art District, Lake Worth Arts, Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, and Worth Avenue.  The Rickie Report shares Highlights

 

 

 

 

 

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Marjorie S. Fisher Gallery: ArtSynergy presents ‘Mixing It Up’ at Marjorie S. Fisher Gallery All Media Group Exhibition. Reception on Friday, January 22nd (6pm to 8:30pm) – $10 Entry Donation. Sponsored by Civil Society Brewing and the West Palm Beach CRA. In conjunction with ArtSynergy, ArtPalmBeach and the Northwood ArtX ArtWalks. Featured Artists Include: Julie Silk Beaumont, Steve Brouse, Anthony Burks Sr., Robert Catapano, M.C. Desorcy, Ren Dittfield, David Hayes, Greg Matthews, Craig McInnis, Henriett Michel, John Rachell, Barry Seidman…
Exhibition runs from January 5th to January 30th and is Free during regular Gallery Hours – Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 5pm.

 

 

Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery will be presenting “Wet Foot / Dry Foot : 4 Cubans Conditions and Contributions.” Opening Reception January 15, 2016 | 6-9 PM. Continues through ArtWeek2016 in collaboration with Art Synergy and ArtPalmBeach.

 

 

 

The Urban Arts Lofts presents “Art Junction” on Saturday, January 23rd. The artists at the Urban Arts Lofts (UAL) invite you to an evening of sculpture, metalworking, photography, ceramics & custom built wood workings. The Lofts will feature several nationally known artists.For more information log onto: www.lakewortharts.com Studios open at noon. Special reception from 6-9 pm.Free Event!

 

 

 

ActivistArtistA Gallery presents “Snapshots! The Artist Gaze, opening reception January 28, 2016 6-10 PM.

 

 

 

Back Alley Art Festival The Lake Park Art District In conjunction with Art Palm Beach and ART Synergy we will be hosting The Back Alley Art Festival (Hopefully first annual)! Live painting and murals all night long.  Much more info coming so please stay tuned.  Food from Diner Dogs Inc. & Woodys Burgers Florida.

 

 

 

CONTINUUM is a pop-up art exhibition by Art Synergy in the Arts & Entertainment District in downtown West Palm Beach that takes place during ArtPalmBeach Week. Jan. 21 to Jan. 30 at 522 Clematis Street.

 

 

 

The Armory Center will be featuring three exhibitions during Art Palm Beach Week “The Women of Vision”, Rising Waters: an exhibition of recent works by Mags Harries and River: an installation by Mags Harries and Lajos Heder. “The Women of Vision” will feature sculpture, painting, photography, ceramics and mixed media. Rising Waters is an exhibition by Boston based artist Mag Harries it is an ironic and poignant commentary on the dilemma of “Rising Waters”-our inability to grasp it on an individual level and our societal refusal to deal with the effects of global warming already so evident in South Florida. River, the installation by Boston based artists Mags Harries and Lajos Heder of water, light, and shadow creates an apparition of a river from one bucket of water. January 16- February 12, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts will be featuring a glass blowing demonstration with contemporary glass artist Laura Donefer. Donefer has been a driving force in the Canadian glass movement for 18 years, she has curated many exhibits to show Canadian work including a major one in Tucson, Arizona entitled “North of the Border”.  Partners in this venture are McMow Art Glass and Habatat Galleries.  Artists will be selling their hand made fine crafts from 2 – 9 pm.

 

 

 

Bold Beauty Project, ArtPalmBeach has partnered with the Bold Beauty Project and famed photographer Robert Zuckerman to bring the Bold Beauty Project photography exhibit to Art Palm Beach 2016. This innovative visual arts event showcases women who dare to expose their disabilities. The models boldly face the photographer’s lens, and through the process, they uncover their beauty, sensuality and strength to break the molds of conventional beauty.

 

 

 

FOTOfusion at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre is the International Festival of Photography and Digital Imaging. In its 21st year it will feature Portfolio Reviews by 100 Experts, Mini FOTOshoots, seminars & panel discussions, hands-on computer labs, multimedia presentations, photography & digital art exhibitions, book signings & gallery walks and fuse and schmooze parties. Jan.19- Jan. 23.

 

 

 

Whitespace Collection: Collectors Breakfast featuring artist Rita Montlack and her exhibition “XXL Photographs; A Historical Survey of Contemporary Photography”. This private collection art exhibition space will be open to the public for the annual Art Palm Beach Collectors Breakfast and viewing of this private collection and featured exhibition January 24, Breakfast- 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, collection will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Whitespace will also have a booth at ArtPalmbeach in the Convention Center.

 

 

 

Norton Museum of Art will be exhibiting Vincent van Gogh’s “The Poplars at Saint-Rémy , the piece was painted in the same community, and in the same year, as The Starry Night, during a period when van Gogh was hospitalized. Additionally, the Norton will be exhibiting the “Portrait of Mademoiselle Hortense Valpinçon”, which has been rarely – if ever – been exhibited in the southeast United States.

 

 

 

Society of the Four Arts Exhibition on Screen: “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” Hailed as the most successful exhibition in Tate Modern’s history, you can now catch “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” at the Four Arts”, featuring exclusive new footage from The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Acclaimed British actor Simon Russell Beale brings insight and emotion to the words of Henri Matisse himself, while actor Rupert Young (Merlin) narrates. Saturday, January 23, 2016 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., at the Society of the Four Arts.

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art presents Dames: Portraits by Norman Sunshine. During a period of convalescence when he could not paint as he once was able to do, Sunshine delved into the digital world of art making and searched for subjects of style and substance. In doing so he was taken with notable women; their poise, their composure, and their self-assurance. Among those who have posed for him are art patron Agnes Gund, philanthropist Nancy Kissinger, and Anne Sutherland Fuchs, former publisher of Vogue, Woman’s Day, and Elle.

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter: “The Manoogian Collection: Two Centuries of American Art”. Considered to be one of the most significant private collections of American art compiled during the 20th century. This landmark exhibition includes 19th and 20th-century American paintings. Dr. Anne Palumbo lecture, “The Statue of Liberty as an American Icon” Thursday, January 21, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

For more information please visit: www.artsynergypbc.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Wellington Art Society Invites You Network With Other Artists And Features Photographer, Robert Swinson

The Wellington Art Society will feature local photographer and teacher Robert Swinson at their January 13, 2016 meeting at Bootz Culture Camp in Royal Palm Beach. Meet and greet will begin at 6:30, followed by a short meeting, member spotlight and demonstration by Robert Swinson.  Wellington Art Society welcome new comers to network!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos taken by Robert Swinson, a well renown commercial, fine art and professional photographer.  Wellington Art Society includes artists of all media.

 

 

 

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FEATURES

PHOTOGRAPHER, ROBERT SWINSON

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, January 13th

6:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Bootz Culture Camp

420 State Road 7 Unit 120

Royal Palm Beach, FL

 

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Robert Swinson

Robert Swinson has over 35 years in photography ranging from 35mm through large studio cameras. He has been involved with artistic and commercial photography and his professional roles have included commercial publishing, color separation for the printing industry, studio photography, fashion and video and production work which include video and film production work with lighting and sets. His earlier careers in multiple fields have provided many beneficial contacts for his current work.

 

 

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Robert spent three years with the Palm Beach Photographic Centre as a volunteer coordinator and teaching assistant. He is presently an instructor and mentor at the Armory Art Center, teaching classes in basic and intermediate photography along with studio figure photography. He also hosts the Photo Salon, a twice monthly meeting of photographers at the Armory Art Center.

 

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In 2013, he assisted his wife, Jackee, with her artist group, Artists in Florida, LLC. He will continue teaching workshops through this group and their new gallery, Galleria Gilda, in Lake Worth, FL.

 

 

 

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Robert tells The Rickie Report, “I am attracted to organic form and energy whether it is found in nature, figure or movement. There is an energy in dance I am attracted to, something that takes over the dancer through their movements. This energy can also be found in a static form of living things. Sometimes it is used to convey a feeling or mood, other times to make a statement.”

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In its 35th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

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561-537-0291

Armory Art Center Annex Exhibition And Grand Opening Features “Discovering Our New World”

The Armory Annex in Lake Worth reopens its doors to host “Discovering Our New World”. For this photographic exhibit the Armory is privileged to collaborate with the renowned Palm Beach Photographic Centre of West Palm Beach. The show is part of the Photographic Centre’s “Picture My World” program. The exhibit features photographs taken by the children, who emigrated from Central America to the United States last year as part of a large influx of unaccompanied minors. The teens all now reside in Lake Worth and attend Palm Beach County schools.  The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges you to go and see the United States throughout the eyes of newcomers.

 

 

 

 

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The Annex is located at

1121 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 

 

Armory Art Center Annex

Exhibition and Grand Opening Features:

 

 

“Discovering  Our New  World”

Free Public Opening Reception:

Thursday, November 12, 2015

6 – 9 pm

Exhibition runs November 13-December 5, 2015

Gallery Hours:

Monday-Saturday    9:00 am-4:00 pm

Armory Annex

1121 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth, FL 33460

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Images were selected from hundreds made over a nine-month period in which the teens, all recent immigrants from Central America, and their mentors met weekly to explore their new home of Lake Worth. Fifty photographic prints are accompanied by journal entries in English and Spanish. The entries provide insight into the children’s perilous journey to be reunited with family members.

 

 

 

 

 

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PHOTO CREDIT: © Javier, Age 15 

 

The Armory is fortunate to have use of the Annex building through the Lake Worth CRA for the purpose of enhancing the Lake Worth arts community. Armory Art Center programming and exhibitions began September 2, 2014, and ran through the season until it was temporarily closed over the summer for significant CRA renovations. The Armory’s Executive Director Kim Harty and Director of Education and Exhibitions Liza Niles have had ongoing dialogue with Lake Worth community leaders and arts groups in discovering better ways for the Armory Annex to serve the local Lake Worth community.

 

 
The Annex is located at 1121 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460, across from CRA sponsored artist’s lofts and adjacent to the Lake Worth Central American community. Kim Harty said, “This exhibition is a perfect fit for the area. Local children will have their work and writings exhibited, and the families will be attending the exhibition and participating in the opening celebration. The arts community will enjoy this important exhibition.” Fatima Nejame, Director of the Photographic Centre, commented, “The project has built these children’s self esteem through the arts of photography and writing. This exhibit gives a powerful voice to a group previously voiceless.”

 

 

 

Armory Art Center:

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be Palm Beach County’s leading visual arts education and exhibition center. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

 

 

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Wearable Art, Couture And Photography Combine At Fashion Week

Fusion Fashion & Art Productions is winning fashion and business for the Palm Beaches & Florida!  Success follows Palm Beach International Fashion Week produced by Lilyana Eisele. The kick-off on Sunday, October 25th will be an Absolute Auction. Pieces include couture jewelry by Palm Beach designer Idalia Baudo, flamed glass jewelry by international artist Chadd Lacy, and kinetic art by award winning artist Elayna Toby. In person, phone and email bids welcome. Palm Beach Swim Week is coming November 5th – 8th and will be presented at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre on Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Stop by Habatat Galleries tomorrow night for the auction and get ready to make Palm Beach County a Fashion Destination!

 

 

 

Fashion District – Absolute Art Auction

Sunday October 25, 2015

    6:00 to 9:00 PM EDT

Habatat Gallery

 

513 Clematis Street      W.Palm Beach, FL 33401

Register Here

 

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Lilyana Eisele tells The Rickie Report, “We are founding a Fashion District to create jobs, improve our communities and increase education. The proceeds from this fundraiser are part of these ongoing efforts. The fashion and apparel industry is a $3,000 trillion industry worldwide and the U.S. imports 97% of its fashion and apparel for retail. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics,  98 other occupations depend on the Fashion & Apparel industry for employment. Small changes can have a huge impact”.

 

 

 

This fundraiser is in conjunction with the production of Palm Beach Swim Week’s fashion shows. This Absolute Auction means everything will be sold to the highest bidder. 

 

In person, phone and email bids are welcome.  

Get more information:

Lilyana Eisele
Fusion Fashion & Art Productions
561-305-6005
contact@fusionfashionandart.com

 

Sponsors include: Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Prado Spa & Salon, Premiere Dental Care, Aqua Plastic Surgery, Table 427, VIP tv, DMZ tv, Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry.  This event is Endorsed by: Palm Beach Film & Television Commission &
Florida Fashion & Apparel Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

 

 

 

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Fashion Week Model, Kate Upton on the Runway

Photo by James Eisele Photography

 

 

 

Fashion District – Swim Week

The 4th Annual Fashion Production

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Fusion Fashion & Art Productions

www.FusionFashionAndArt.com

 

 

 

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Years in Review Photos by James Eisele Photography

 

From Thursday November 5th through Sunday the 8th runway shows will start at 6pm and conclude at approximately 9pm. Fashions debuted on the runway will be the upcoming trends in the Palm Beaches for 2016 in swimwear, resort wear, and accessories.

 

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Getting Ready  Photo by James Eisele Photography

Even show producer, Lilyana Eisele, was interviewed and published in Everybody Magazine. When it comes to bringing fashion to Palm Beach she was hailed by the magazine editor as “the matriarch of it all.” The article further cites the Palm Beaches as one of the most beautiful and fashionable places on Earth.

 

 

Lilyana tells us, “Some designers have more than doubled their business size and expanded production by 150%. Many of the designers are Florida based and also produce their lines in Florida. In addition, the materials to create the line are often bought from Florida businesses. This supports other businesses and also creates jobs which support our communities”.

 

 

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Behind The Scenes Photo by James Eisele Photography

 

 

Over 100 fashion designers have applied to be in the shows and many have specifically designed their clothing line to be featured in the style and spirit of the Palm Beaches. Last year Fusion Fashion & Art produced the largest fashion week in the state of Florida under one roof. 

 

 

 

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Swimsuit Runway Photo by James Eisele Photography

 

 

Runway is the extreme sport of fashion photographers and this year’s Palm Beach Swim Week has already drawn the attention of national and international fashion photographers and press. Over 200 request for media passes have been submitted for the shows. Over 500 local, national, and international models have applied to walk the runway in the shows.

 

 

 

This year’s partnership with the Photographic Center and co-presenter the American Society of Media Photographers offers unique opportunities for photographers, models and other industry professionals to engage with the Photographic Center and learn more about it. ASMP brings valuable knowledge to the national photographic community.

 

 

About the American Society of Media Photographers:
The American Society is a 501(c)3 professional arts organization founded in 1944. ASMP has 39 chapters and promotes photographers’ rights, provides education in better business practices, produces business publications for photographers, and helps photographers to connect purchasers with professional photography. For more information, please visit www.asmp.org.

 

 

 

About the Palm Beach Photographic Centre:

The Photo Centre is located at the downtown City Center municipal complex at 415 Clematis Street in West Palm Beach. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, please call 561.253.2600 or visit workshop.org or fotofusion.org.The Palm Beach Photographic Centre is a 501(c)3 nonprofits arts organization dedicated to the enhancement of community through the photographic arts.

Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry, the same team that helped set the fashion week record last year, will be providing the new looks for the 2016 hair and makeup trends for the SWIM WEEK shows. New York DJ Angel Negron will be creating unique music for the shows, all inspired by the Palm Beaches.

 

 

 

For more information please contact:

Lilyana Eisele
FUSION Fashion & Art Productions, Inc.
561.305.6004
contact@fusionfashionandart.com

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Susan Oakes and Joan Lustig Exhibit At Cultural Council Biennial

Celebrate professional Palm Beach County artists at the upcoming Cultural Council Biennial 2015!  The Cultural Council is pleased to showcase a wide variety of media. The exhibit was juried by Elizabeth Sobieski, a contributing writer to The Art Economist. Also a screenwriter and producer based in both New York and Los Angeles, Sobieski has written on arts-related subjects for such publications as New York Magazine, New York Post, Avenue Magazine and Cosmopolitan.  The juried process was handled through Juried Art Services, a Palm Beach County-based organization that has juried some of the nation’s leading exhibitions.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share information and sneak peeks of two of the artists accepted into this prestigious exhibit, Susan Oakes and Joan Lustig.  RSVP for Opening night! Be sure to stop by throughout the Exhibition to vote for your favorite. Voting ends August 15th.

 

 

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Exhibit Runs May 15 through August 29

 

The Cultural Council Biennial 2015 Awards for Best of Show, second and third places will be announced at the preview party on May 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Admission is free for Cultural Council members or $20 for non-members. A People’s Choice award will give patrons an opportunity to vote for their favorite — voting ends August 15.

 

 

"Inward" by Susan Oakes

“Inward” by Susan Oakes

 

 

 

Susan Oakes

 

Susan Oakes is a freelance graphic artist and instructor who draws from a diverse background of psychology (B.A.), business, (management) art and technology, (teaching at Briarcliffe College in NY, as well as Palm Beach State College and the School District of Palm Beach County in addition to many private students).

 

 

"Mandevilla" by Susan Oakes

“Mandevilla” by Susan Oakes

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “Having never been a person with merely one goal, one purpose, I have traveled a multifaceted educational and vocational road which continues to enlighten and reveal lifelong purpose. Through my work and teaching, I aim to show that art and technology are not antagonistic, but can coexist and should be used to enhance each other in new and exciting ways. In my digital work I blur the borders between photography, painting, and digital illustration to achieve my artistic vision.”

 

"Red Hibiscus" by Susan Oakes

“Red Hibiscus” by Susan Oakes

 

Susan has exhibited with The Artist’s Association of Jupiter, (FL), where she is a permanent artist member, the Palm Beach Photographic Center, Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, Melbourne, FL; Art in Public Places of Palm Beach County (FL),Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth, Artists of Palm Beach County, OSGS Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL, (FL) the Long Island Studies Institute, (NY), Seybold Seminars Digital Design (San Francisco, CA), The Society of Illustrators (NYC), Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Dowell, MD, Art Ascent Magazine, “Emergence” exhibit, summer 2013, Palm Beach Cultural Council: County Contemporary: All Media Juried Show, Summer 2013 and Biennial 2015, and online art venues such as Palm Beach County, FL Light Space and Time.com.  All of Susan’s  images are Digital Photo Paintings, Gicleé on Canvas.

 

 

For more information please contact Susan Oakes at www.suoakesart.com  or call
561-432-4633

 

 

 

JOAN LUSTIG

 

 

Joan Lustig received her Bachelor of Arts in Design at Brooklyn College, 1955. She is a member of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) and has shown at numerous exhibitions, including: National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) Artists’ Guild at Northwood University, Florida Artist Group (FLAG). She is a member of the National Collage Society (NCS), Signature Member and Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC).

 

 

 

 

"Blue Shape" by Joan Lustig

“Blue Shape” by Joan Lustig

Joan Lustig is a multifaceted award winning artist who works in acrylics, monotypes, mixed media and jewelry. Her designs are spontaneous and intuitive and develop as the work progresses. As the interaction of color, texture and shapes grow she draws from her inner experiences to resolve the work. Her vision is to have a response from the viewer, based on their own feelings or emotions to the piece. In addition to exhibiting and winning awards in museum shows and galleries, she has had several SOLO shows.

 

For more information please contact Joan Lustig at  561.842.3698  or email jrlart@bellsouth.net

 

 

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BRBarbara Shares a New Look at “Flags” in SOLO Exhibit at Lake Park Library

BRBarbara will be exhibiting in a SOLO show with a focus on “flags”.  She is a digital artist/photographer, serves on the board of the Palm Beach Photographic Center and has shown in juried exhibits throughout Palm Beach County. There will be a Free Public Reception on Thursday, November 6th from 6 – 8 pm at the Lake Park Public Library. The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peaks of this appropriate subject matter, as we approach Veterans Day.

 

 

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SOLO Exhibition by:

 

BRBarbara

 

Opening Reception

Thursday, November 6th

6 – 8 pm

Exhibit Runs Through December

Free admission and Free Parking

 

529 Park Avenue      Lake Park, FL 33403

561-881-3330

 

 

"Shadow Flag" by BRBarbara

“Shadow Flag” by BRBarbara

 

BRBarbara will be highlighted in a SOLO exhibit at the Lake Park Library, showing her varied photographs of flags. She is a digital artist/photographer who serves on the board of the Palm Beach Photographic Center. She has shown in other juried exhibits throughout Palm Beach County.  There will be a Free Public Reception on Thursday, November 6th from 6 – 8 pm.

 

 

"Hidden Flag" by BRBarbara

“Hidden Flag” by BRBarbara

 

 

 

 

BRBarbara studied at Brookdale Community College, International Photographic Center, Palm Beach Photographic Center, Armory Art Center, Palm Beach State College and Florida Atlantic University. Her juried exhibitions include Jensen Beach, Okeeheelee Nature Center, Life Long Learning at Florida Atlantic University and Jonathan Dickinson State Park.

 

 

 

 

"Ferris Wheel Flag in Santa Monica" by BRBarbara

“Ferris Wheel Flag in Santa Monica” by BRBarbara

 

 

BRBarbara’s work encompasses different catagories of fine art photography. In addition to her own artwork, BRBarbara promotes the work of other talented artists. The selections of prints available are of a broad spectrum and available on her website.

 

 

 

"Patriot" by BRBarbara

“Patriot” by BRBarbara

 

 

BRBarbara’s subject matter includes ordinary scenes and objects.  Two pieces of her artwork have been placed in Municipal buildings in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. BRBarbara’s capturing of shadows is particularly entertaining, with every-day objects taking center stage. The beauty of her photography is how she captures what we normally pass by without thinking – and makes us take a second look.

 

 

 

 

"Double Flag" by BRBarbara

“Double Flag” by BRBarbara

 

 

BRBarbara is a member of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre and serves on their Marketing Committee. She was most recently Honorary Host of the prestigious Members’ Juried Show Reception. BRBarbara’s work will also be shown at upcoming exhibits including: Art Express, Palm Beach Gardens (November 15 – January 15) and at the Art Gallery in Tequesta.

 

"Flag at the Blue Building" by BRBarbara

“Flag at the Blue Building” by BRBarbara

 

 

For more information about BRBarbara’s own photography and digital art or representation of other artists, please contact her at: BRBarbara@BRBarbara.com. or www.BRBarbara.com.

 

 

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Port St. Lucie Unveils New Photographic Exhibit by BRBarbara

BRBarbara will be exhibiting in a SOLO show at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center’s Art Gallery.  She is a digital artist/photographer, serves on the board of the Palm Beach Photographic Center and has shown in juried exhibits throughout Palm Beach County.  There will be a Free Public Reception on July 17th at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center’s Art Gallery.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peaks.

 

 

 

 

 

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Port St. Lucie Civic Center Art Gallery

Presents A

SOLO Exhibition by:

BRBarbara

 

Opening Reception  

Thursday, July 17th    6-8 pm

Exhibit Runs Through September 11th

Monday through Friday  8:15 am – 4:15 pm

Free admission and Free Parking

9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, southeast corner of U.S. Highway 1 and Walton Road

BRBarbara will be highlighted in a SOLO exhibit at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center, showing her varied photographs.  She is a digital artist/photographer who serves on the board of the Palm Beach Photographic Center.  She has shown in other juried exhibits throughout Palm Beach County.  There will be a Free Public Reception on July 17th at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center’s Art Gallery from 6 – 8 pm. The exhibit continues July 18th through September 11th, Monday – Friday.  The Gallery is closed on weekends.

"Green and Yellow" by BDBarbara

“Green and Yellow” by BRBarbara

 

 

BRBarbara studied at Brookdale Community College, International Photographic Center, Palm Beach Photographic Center, Armory Art Center, Palm Beach State College and Florida Atlantic University.  Her juried exhibitions include Jensen Beach, Okeeheelee Nature Center, Life Long Learning at Florida Atlantic University and Jonathan Dickinson State Park.

 

 

 

"Cape Coral" by BDBarbara

“Cape Coral” by BRBarbara

 

BRBarbara’s work encompasses different catagories of fine art photography. In addition to her own artwork, BRBarbara promotes the work of other talented artists.  The selections of prints available are of a broad spectrum and available on her website. 

 

"Glass Building" by BDBarbara

“Glass Building” by BRBarbara

 

BRBarbara’s subject matter is diverse.  Two pieces of her artwork are placed in Municipal buildings in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens.  BRBarbara’s capturing of shadows is particularly entertaining, with every-day objects taking center stage.  The beauty of her photography is how she captures what we normally pass by without thinking – and makes us take a second look. 

 

 

"Shimmer" by BDBarbara

“Shimmer” by BRBarbara

 

 

BRBarbara is a member of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre and serves on their Marketing Committee.  She was most recently Honorary Host of the prestigious Members’ Juried Show Reception.

 

"Look Through" by BDBarbara

“Look Through” by BRBarbara

 

BRBarbara’s work will also be shown at upcoming exhibits including: A Focus on Flags at the Lake Park Library (November-December), Art Express, Palm Beach Gardens (November 15 – January 15) and at the Art Gallery in Tequesta.

 

"Tribute" bu BDBarbara

“Tribute” by BRBarbara

 

For more information about BRBarbara’s own photography and digital art or representation of other artists, please contact her at:  BRBarbara@BRBarbara.com.  or www.BRBarbara.com.

 

 

 

For more information about the Port St. Lucie Civic Center Art Gallery contact: 

Kelly A. Tiger, Recreation Manager
Port St. Lucie Civic Center
City of Port St. Lucie
(772) 807-4467

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Susan Oakes’ Photography: From Traditional Media to Bitmaps and Vectors

Susan Oakes recently took an award at the Photography exhibit at A Unique Art Gallery in Jupiter and is one of the artists at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre’s 18th Annual Member’s Juried Exhibition.  The Opening Reception is on June 11th.  In addition, Susan’s work will be displayed and selling at Palm Beach Home Interiors in Lake Worth.  The Rickie Report urges you to stop by and see her artistry. Susan also explains bitmap images, digital painting and vector graphics as we believe an educated art lover becomes an informed art patron.

 

 

 Susan Oakes’

 

Digital Artistry

 

 

 

Palm Beach Home Interiors

716 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL

561-249-7002

Begins June 2nd

 And

 

Palm Beach Photographic Centre 

415 Clematis Street  W.Palm Beach, FL

June 12 – August 2, 2014

Opening Reception:

Wednesday, June 11 – 6 to 8 pm

 

 

 

Susan Oakes’ photography recently took an award and cash prize at the Artists Association of Jupiter at A Unique Art Gallery.  Her wonder filled work can be seen at Palm Beach Home Interiors, Lake Avenue in Lake Worth beginning June 2nd as well as  at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre for their 18th Annual Member’s Show.  The Opening Reception takes place on Wednesday, June 11th from 6- 8 pm.  The Centre is located at 415 Clematis Street in West Palm Beach.  The exhibit is free and open to the public.

 

 

Blush Sea Grape

“Blush Sea Grape” by Susan Oakes

 

 

This year’s MEMBERS’ SHOW is being judged by internationally renowned photographer Vincent Versace, a pioneer in the art and science of digital photography. Hailed by Nikon as “one of the top photography artists and visual storytellers in the world,” Versace is a recipient of the Computerworld Smithsonian Award in Media Arts & Entertainment and the Shellenberg fine art award, and his work is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum of American History.

 

 

"Twisted Hibiscus" by Susan Oakes

“Twisted Hibiscus” by Susan Oakes

Also on exhibition at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre will be PICTURE MY WORLD, which has served disadvantaged children throughout the Palm Beaches since 1997. Program funding is provided through a Lost Tree Foundation grant and the generosity of private donors.  Admission is FREE for both exhibitions.   The Photo Centre is located at the downtown City Center municipal complex at 415 Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, please call 561.253.2600 or visit www.workshop.org or www.fotofusion.org.

 

 

Susan Oakes

Susan Oakes

 

 

Bitmap Images vs. Vector Graphics

 

 

Susan explains, “Bitmap Images- also known as raster or pixel based images, are based on a grid of colors known as pixels. You edit groups of pixels rather than objects or shapes. They represent subtle gradations of shade and color, they are appropriate for continuous tone images such as photographs or artwork created in painting programs”.

 

"Bird of Paradise"  by Susan Oakes

“Bird of Paradise” by Susan Oakes

“The disadvantage, Susan shares, is they contain a fixed number of pixels and can lose detail and quality when scaled up. If you’ve ever downloaded an image from the internet (low resolution) and then tried to print it (high resolution) only to discover that it looks awful, you demonstrated this fact”.

 

 

"Hibiscus" by Susan Oakes

“Hibiscus” by Susan Oakes

 

“Vector graphics are made of lines and curves defined by mathematical objects called vectors.They retain their crispness if they are moved or resized. They are appropriate for illustrations, type, and graphics such as logos which must be scaled to different sizes. So a logo designed for a business card can be enlarged to display on a store front or billboard without any loss of quality whatsoever. If this is tried with raster or bitmapped images they become blurry or pixelated and fall apart”, Susan shares.

 

Meeting Susan

 

TRR:  Tell us about your background

SO:

 

I am a well fed ‘starving’ artist. I tend to inhabit a nether world between digital painting, photography and illustration. Although I have a background in traditional media (anything which uses hands, artist tools, and pigments, without the aid of computer hardware and software), I now work mostly in digital media, although I regularly get the yearning to get my hands back into charcoal, paint, clay, etc. There is an tactile immediacy about traditional media which is removed in the digital world, but on the other side of the coin, the digital world presents tools, methods and capabilities which are impossible in traditional media. There are, however, many commonalities, including basic composition, form, color theory, etc. which are fundamental to both. I prefer to dwell on these commonalities rather than the differences…..

 

 

"Spread My Wings", A Digital Doodle by Susan Oakes

“Spread My Wings”, A Digital Doodle by Susan Oakes

TRR:  How do you explain the complexities of your work?

SO:

 

I find that many people don’t really understand what they are looking at when viewing my work. Recently at one of my exhibits, one of the gallery owners looked at my piece and said to me, “It looks like you ran a few filters.” Nothing could be farther from the truth. There is nothing “automatic” or “mechanized” about my art. The kiss of death is usually when I admit to doing “computer art”, “digital imaging” or <gasp> “Photoshop”.

 

 

 

Now I know Photoshop has gotten a bad rap lately, what with women’s bodies “Photoshopped” into ideals of impossible-to-obtain “beauty” fueled by the beauty/fashion and Hollywood worlds. I am a Photoshop teacher, and although I demonstrate how to do these questionable things, I always implore my students to retouch responsibly. Just because you can do something does not necessarily mean you should do it. I teach not just the What and How, but the Why.

 

TRR:  So, many people assume that because your artwork has a computer component, it is less valued?

SO:

 

 

Just because I’ve used computer hardware and software to create or enhance an image doesn’t mean that I pushed a few buttons and I was done. On the contrary this is a double edged sword. When working in traditional media, say oils, and you change your mind too many times (depending upon the pigments used) you will make mud on the canvas. In watercolor, you may wear a hole in the paper. But working digitally, you can undo and redo countless times, even start over and ….. eventually ….. you grow old and die! I find that I must discipline myself to recognize when I’ve learned as much as I will learn from a piece and that it is time to finish and move on!

 

"Regeneration" by Susan Oakes

“Regeneration” by Susan Oakes

 Note: This was included in Art Ascent Magazine June, 2013: Link is here:    http://artascent.com/emergence-winners-june-2013/

 

 

My photography starts out with a digital image which is then enhanced with software. This may entail special effects, yes, but it is applied by hand with a graphics tablet, so I am simulating the action of drawing or painting with the stylus. When I say “digital painting” I mean it. I use one stroke at a time in many instances to build up the effect I want. A typical photo will include many layers upon layers with different effects which interact with each other to create different looks.

 

 

My vector illustrations many times will start with a base photo I’ve taken, but when I’m done the photo is not visible at all. Vector illustrations, by their nature, have a crispness, a clarity which is not typical of pixel-based images.

 

"Aqua Vista" by Susan Oakes

“Aqua Vista” by Susan Oakes

 

Another area I love to explore is photo collage, of which I have provided a few samples. The large one, “Aqua Vista” is a composite of thirteen different photos essentially melded into one composition. Here, I look for how the individual images relate to each other and then use the tools and methods in Photoshop to create the composite. Again, they contain a multitude of layers and effects, not unlike a multi media piece. Often times when I take photos it is not to use them as stand alone images, but as part of a composite.

 

"Palm Boot Leaf" by Susan Oakes

“Palm Boot Leaf” by Susan Oakes

 

Digital Photo Painting: My latest exploration is with vegetation which is past its prime. (Sounds better than dead leaves.) I am seeking to reveal the structure and intricate detail of these specimens when they have started to wane. I see a beauty in this phase which is the opposite of the start of the life cycle. Many times I am astonished at the detail which is captured in the file, but is not evident until I tease it out with the methods I use.

 

 

Susan’s website is filled with information as well as her many pieces of art work.  In addition, she offers classes and workshops. 

 

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For more information about Susan’s artwork, please visit   Susan Oakes   SuOakes Graphic Design     http://www.suoakesdesign.com    http://www.suoakesart.com   or call 561-432-4633

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Fiber Artist, Leora Klaymer Stewart Exhibits at Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Gallery

Fiber artist extraordinaire, Leora Klaymer Stewart will present her newest work in a SOLO Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.  Leora’s  woven vessels are reminiscent of forms found in nature.  What secrets are they holding?  What do they protect?  The Rickie Report urges you to attend this free reception on April 26th to meet the artist and explore her world of fabrications.  Here we give you details and a sneak peak, but can only hint at what promises to be the LARGEST installation of its kind in Palm Beach County!

 

 

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Please join us at the Cultural Council

 Saturday,  April 26,    3-5 P.M.

To celebrate the Opening Reception of

 

Leora Klaymer Stewart

 in the Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center. 
Refreshments will be served.  
Exhibition runs: April 26 through May 24, 2014  
  
Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM to 5PM  

 

601 Lake Avenue         Lake Worth, FL  33460

561.471.2901

www.palmbeachculture.com

 

Weaving as an metaphor is a common association and no exception with the artwork of Leora Klaymer Stewart.  The public is invited to her SOLO Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Gallery. There will be a free reception and opportunity to meet the artist on Saturday, April 26, from 3-5 pm. The exhibit continues through May 24th. There is no charge to view the gallery, located at 601 Lake Avenue in Lake Worth,FL.

 

 

Leora’s major  installation piece, “Entanglements” consists of an 8 foot high by 3 foot wide knotted construction that has been wrapped and intertwined.  She used natural hemp twine and a variety of other fibers to represent the growth and intertwining of the Banyan tree.  She collaborated with Fine Art Photographer and Master Printer, Steve Spring, of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.  Images of the Banyan tree were printed on Habotai silk and silk  organza panels 40 inches wide by 96 inches high.  These panels will be installed on each side of the  knotted structure to create an environment that represents nature as a metaphor for the cycle of life.

 

 

 

"Lifecycle 1" by Leora Klaymer Stewart

“Lifecycle Series” by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

 “RED MICROTUBULES” is part of the Life Cycle Series.  It is a circular piece constructed with red linen threads that have been loop-stitched with wrapping and glass beads. It is 16 inches in diameter, mounted on linen and enclosed in a plexi-box.

 

 

"Life Cycle 2" by Leora Klaymer Stewart

“Life Cycle 2” by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

“LIFE CYCLE”  is a circular piece constructed with pink and orange linen threads that have been loop-stitched with wrappings and glass beads.  It is 16 inches in a diameter, mounted on linen and enclosed in a plexi-box.

 

Leora tells The Rickie Report, ” All of my pieces represent the idea of the cycle of life – represented as a circle or sphere and as a container form holding mysteries.  I use ancient textile techniques ( knotting, loop-stitching, wrapping and inter-twining).”

 

 

"Virgin Bride" by Leora Klaymer Stewart

“Virgin Bride” by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

“VIRGIN BRIDE”  is an oval piece which is 12 inches wide by 24 inches high.  It is created with a loop stitch in white nylon cord. Leora incorporates hand sewn pearls and feathers.   Her woven vessels are reminiscent of forms found in nature and can be interpreted as holders of secrets, emptiness or even generative possibilities.  Leora refers to her work as “transitional fabrications” which can also be interpreted as life cycles.

 

 

Leora graduated with an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has received two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grants.  Her architectural commissions include Beckton Dickson Pharmaceuticals, Wool Bureau of America, Contintental Wheat and Grain, Prudential,Hong Kong Shanghai Bank and Knoll Showrooms.  Leora has taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City for 20 years and is currently teaching a fiber arts course at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, FL.  She is continually creating new pieces in her studio, Llama Studios, in Palm Beach, FL.

 

 

 

For more information about Leora’s art work, please visit her website:  www.leorakstewart.com

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291