Armory Art Center Features Exciting New Exhibits and Public Receptions

The Armory Art Center is energizing the art-loving public with a number of Public Receptions, Lectures, Awards Ceremonies and New Exhibits beginning this week!  Stop by the 2015 PBCATA (Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association) Member’s Exhibition and appreciate these wonderful art educators.  The Educational Gallery Group (EG2) will be Showcasing the winning submissions for the Palm Beach County Regional 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition.  Join the Reception and see where the future of the arts is going!  Armory Founding Faculty Member, Clarence “Skip” Measelle, will be exhibiting his Recent Works.  Plan to meet Notable Master Artist Ying Li at her Exhibit and Lecture.  And don’t wait to get your tickets for the 11th Annual Mad Hatter’s Luncheon in March!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

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EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Saturday 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

 

 

Artwork by Bonnie Bruner,

Artwork by Bonnie Bruner, PBCATA

2015 PBCATA

(Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association) Member’s Exhibition

 

This exhibition showcases recent work from local artists who are art educators and members of the Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association. Enjoy Free wine, hors d’oeuvres, and sound performance/installation by Stephen Germana

Opening Reception:  Wednesday, February 4, 2015    6-8 pm

Exhibitions Dates:  February 4-11, 2015

Location: Armory Art Center – Montgomery Hall

 

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2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Exhibition – EG2 (Palm Beach County)

 

"Tides" by Madison Bloch, Dreyfoos

“Tides” by Madison Bloch, Dreyfoos

Showcasing the winning submissions for the Palm Beach County Regional 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the largest arts competition for middle and high school students in the US. The work of gold key winners (top regional winners) will be exhibited at the prestigious National Awards Exhibition in New York City in May. Winners will also be recognized at an awards ceremony in Carnegie Hall. The Educational Gallery Group (EG2) is the Palm Beach County Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Affiliate and has been coordinating this exhibition in different locations in Palm Beach for many years. The Armory is proud to be the new exhibition venue for this annual event.  http://www.artandwriting.org    http://www.egsquared.org

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Scholastics, EG2 and the opening ceremony and reception are sponsored by Mary Fisher, Marjory Fisher, and Cousins Law Firm

Scholastics Awards Ceremony: Friday, February 13, 2015   5 pm

Opening Reception: Friday, February 13, 2015       6-8 pm

Exhibition dates: February 14- 22, 2015

Location: Armory Art Center – Montgomery Hall

 

 

Painting by Visiting Master Artist, Ying Li

Painting by Visiting Master Artist, Ying Li

 

Notable Master Artist Ying Li

Exhibit and Lecture

 

Ying Li is a painter known for her highly energetic on-­site landscapes that verge on pure abstraction, yet simultaneously are totally convincing as direct visual experience. Her uncompromising sense of personal vision combined with complete abandon in the possibilities of paint, make her work style the epitome of painterliness.

 

The opening reception will be February 12th, from 6:00-­8:00 p.m.

The exhibition will run from February 12th through March 14th

Location: The Greenfield Gallery.

Visiting Master Artist Workshop at the Armory, February 16-­20th.

 

Painting by Visiting Master Artist, Ying Li

Painting by Visiting Master Artist, Ying Li

 

Ying Li is a painter and Professor of Fine Arts at Haverford College. She has exhibited at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, The National Academy Museum, Hood Museum, the New York Studio School, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, and Lohin Geduld Gallery. Li’s work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Art Forum, and Art in America.  The opening reception is sponsored by Whole Foods Market.

 

 

Overview of "Skip" Measell's Paintings

Overview of Clarence “Skip” Measelle’s Paintings

 

Armory Founding Faculty Member

Clarence “Skip” Measelle

Exhibits Recent Works

 

Clarence “Skip” Measelle is a well-known local painter who has been featured in over 100 gallery and museum exhibitions, competitions, group shows and solo shows throughout the United States. He is best known for his work in photorealism and abstract illusionism. In 1987 Skip joined the Armory in its first year of operations as part of the founding faculty. This solo-exhibition at the Armory, Skip Measelle: Recent Works, is a celebration of this long and productive relationship.

 

Opening reception will be February 12th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

 

Skip will also be discussing his work at the Armory’s Art Salon on

Tuesday, February 17, 2015, from 6:30-8:30p.m.

Admission for the Art Salon is $10 payable at the door.

 

The exhibition will run from February 12th through March 14th

Location: East Gallery.

 

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Painting by Clarence “Skip” Measelle”

 

Each of Skip’s paintings is an independent event with its own life and voice, which speaks directly to the viewer. His process is based on change and flux, with risk-taking and chance determining the outcome. His paintings are a celebration of the aesthetic of uncertainty. Each of Skip’s works is an aphorism. To quote a phrase from Anthony Elms’ essay in the 2014 Whitney Biennial Catalog, each is “…its own escape, its own scenario, at the ever ready.”  The exhibition has been generously underwritten by Herman and Regina Porten and the Morse Life Foundation.  The opening reception is sponsored by Whole Foods Market.

 

11Th ANNUAL  MAD  HATTER’S  LUNCHEON

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Get your hats ready and join us for another trip down the rabbit hole in celebration of the Armory Art Center’s infamous Mad Hatter’s Luncheon. Guests come adorned in creative, over-the-top hats and bid on unique, hand crafted artwork including ceramic tea-themed items. Funds raised will benefit youth and adult art programming.

 

Chairwomen: Susan Cushing and Marie Samuels
Club Colette – Palm Beach
Tickets: $295 per person

 

For Ticket and Sponsorship information, please contact Valentine Joseph, Development Associate at 561.832.1776, Ext. 15 or email her at valentine.joseph@armoryart.org

 

More About The 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 recognized as providing a premier art center for both creating and viewing art. The Armory is a high-quality visual art school 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.

 

 

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

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561-537-0291

Gail Erickson is Featured Artist At Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Fine artist, ceramic sculptor and instructor, Gail Erickson is the Featured Artist at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth with an Opening Reception on Friday, February 6th.  The public is invited to “Feminine Fusion of Fin, Feather and Leather”.  Meet Gail, an enthusiastic artist whose “intent is to reveal, yet conceal, allowing the viewer to develop a personal connection to a piece.”  Gail’s mermaids, birds and clay portraits are thoughtful and fascinating. Texture plays a major role in unifying her body of work. Surfaces of sculptures are finished using combinations of slip, stains, underglazes, glazes and patinas.  Gail recently began creating clay sculptures of furry friends.  Stop by and speak to her about a commission of your favorite pet!  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.   

 

 

GAIL ERICKSON

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

“Feminine Fusion of Fin, Feather and Leather”

 

Opening Reception

February 6th

6-10 pm

Open and Free to the Public

The exhibit will run through Feb 18th

15 South J Street     Lake Worth, FL 

 

 

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Originally from NY, Gail has been making art in some form for most of her life. Her childhood was filled with art classes in public school and art books. She excels at teaching herself new techniques including quilling ( thin paper strips rolled, glued, pinched, and assembled into a larger composition), creating mosaic pieces and drawing. However, working with clay has always been her medium of choice.

 

Sculpture by Gail Erickson

“Contemplation” Sculpture by Gail Erickson

 

 

While still in high school, Gail attended Wilson Technological Center in Suffolk County NY for Dental Lab Technology. She spent many years in the dental field as a technician and then as a dental assistant. She tells The Rickie Report, “Making crowns by carving wax and creating temporary crowns using acrylic satisfied some of my creative desires for that chapter in my life. In this field I also learned how to use many instruments and materials which prepared me for my future career in art”.

 

Sculpture by Gail Erickson

“Birmaid” Sculpture by Gail Erickson

 

 

After starting a family of her own, Gail’s passion for the arts began to consume her. She took pottery classes, ceramics, design, 3-D design and drawing classes at Palm Beach State College FL.  In 2005 she won her first two awards, “Passion For Art” and “Three Dimensional Design” at the Eissey Campus at PBSC.

 

Sculpture by Gail Erickson

” I Dream” Sculpture by Gail Erickson

 

At the same time Gail traveled with The Art Alliance to London, San Francisco, and NYC visiting the major museums and galleries. She also volunteered at her daughter’s elementary school bringing “The Meet The Masters Program” to the children and she taught Pottery Studio Class at UB Kinsey Elementary School of the Arts. Presently she teaches a clay sculpting class at Wellington Community High School.

 

 

“Oreo” by Gail Erickson

 

Gail is constantly involved in learning more about her fine craft.  She is a member of The Ceramic League of The Palm Beaches, The Wellington Art Society, and Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery.  Her collectors have described her work as “provocative and a little dark but in a good way”. The artist would agree.

 

 

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“I Wish” Sculpture by Gail Erickson

“My work is but a perception of a moment once reflected. It is inspired by family, nature and the human form. It is a product of my feelings, emotions and passion for the tactile nature of clay.  Although my interests in clay are varied, I am drawn to portrait and hybrid figurative bird sculptures. My intent is to reveal, yet conceal, allowing the viewer to develop a personal connection to a piece.”

 

Her large sculptures are created using flattened rings starting from the bottom working up. Texture plays a major role in unifying her body of work. Surfaces of sculptures are finished using combinations of slip, stains, underglazes, glazes and patinas.

 

Sculpture by Gail Erickson

“Mermaid” Sculpture by Gail Erickson

 

Gail is represented by:

  • OSGS Gallery in West Palm Beach, FL  
  • Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth, Fl
  • Local Way Art Gallery Jensen Beach FL

For more information please contact Gail :

Gailesculpture.webs.com
Gailerickson.see.me

 

 

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

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Art on Park Gallery Features Dick Yosinoff, Extends “Classical Music 2015″ Exhibit, Offers Jewelry Classes, Drawing & Collage Workshop and Poetry Critique Workshop

Art on Park Gallery and The Artists of Palm Beach County will highlight a SOLO Exhibit of Dick Yosinoff’s photographs and paintings.  In addition, the popular “Classical Music 2015″ Exhibit has been extended.  Try a new technique or polish your skills, with the Drawing & Collage Workshop, the Poetry Critique Workshop and new Jewelry classes!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to stop by for any or all of these opportunities.  Remember those New Year Resolutions to try something new?

 

 

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Artists of Palm Beach County

February

Events, Exhibits and Workshops

Open Monday through Saturday from 12 to 6 PM.

 

Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL

561.345.2842

 

 

 

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CLASSICAL MUSIC 2015 EXHIBIT — extended

The exhibit will run to February 20th, 2015.

Benefiting Classical South Florida Radio

 

Make your own Jewelry!

This new series of classes will teach beginning bead weaving.

February: Tuesday evening classes on 2/3, 2/10 and 2/17, 2015, from 6-8 PM.

 

Beading Class with Kelley Allen

Crystal Flowers Bracelet Beading Class with Kelley Allen

Learn how to transform 20 Preciosa Crystals into five perfect flowers with a simple cross weave technique. Four colors available: Aquamarine, Capri Blue, Fuchsia Pink and Citrine Yellow. For beginning jewelry makers. Each kit contains materials for one adjustable bracelet with detailed color instructions and a reusable plastic case.

 

Class is limited to eight students. $30. per class.  Reservations are encouraged to ensure your favorite color will be available. Call 561-345-2842 to reserve your place.

Coming in March:

Simple Peyote stitch bracelet for ‘tweens, teens and adults.

Kelley Allen is a local Palm Beach Gardens artist. She has been bead weaving since 2007 and melting glass since 2009. She is a member of the Artists of Palm Beach County, the Florida Glass Dragons and the International Society of Glass Beadmakers. Her work can be found in the Art on Park Gallery at 800 Park Ave. in Lake Park, FL, on many Thursday evenings at the Sunset Celebration at the Sailfish Marina and Resort and at KAbeads.com.

For more info go to:
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/#!kelley-allen/czks

 

Poetry Events:

Poetry Critique Workshop

Saturday, February 7, and February 14, at 2:00 PM.

  • Each poet will have the opportunity to critique and be critiqued.
  • Open to the public
  • Original work only
  • No charge
  • Bring at least 10 copies of one poem.

For reservations call the Gallery at 561-345 -2842.

 

 

Words & Wine: Open Poetry Reading

Thursday, February 26 at 7:00 PM.

This is an opportunity to dust off those poem you’ve been collecting since high school and never read to anyone before! Don’t be shy – Poets of all levels are welcome. Bring as many as you like. We will go around the circle until we run out of time, poems or wine! Be surrounded by art as you read, in a quiet, relaxing setting. No charge. APBC Art on Park Gallery, 800 Park Ave. Lake Park FL 33403, 561-345-2842

 

 

– Drawing and Collage –

 

Saturday, February 28th at 1 pm: for kids from 9 to 90!

Join us for a fun afternoon of drawing and collage making. We will be creating images inspired by the Exhibit that is in progress. We will provide all materials, so there’s nothing for you to bringbut your ideas. Children, parents and grandparents are all welcome!

 

 

DICK YOSINOFF

Solo Exhibit

Public Opening Reception:

Saturday, February 28th

7 to 9 pm

Exhibit Shows from February 23 to March 13, 2015

 

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Dick Yosinoff…Photographer or painter? Why not both? In his youth in Providence, Rhode Island Dick entered a city sponsored school drawing contest and was awarded a scholarship to classes at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design. Choosing photography as a hobby during a corporate career, Dick has often pulled off the road to photograph barns or deserted boat houses, shot striking candid portraits of New York City dwellers and photographed foreign cultures during travels. Upon retirement he utilized his camera eye and skill to capture subjects which he expressed through oil on canvas. Recently he has experimented with an abstract expressionism painting style and found this style to be refreshingly creative. You are invited to view a sample collection of both his paintings and photographs.

 

For more information about these programs and events, and to learn more about The Artists of Palm Beach County, please

email:

art.on.park@artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

visit:

 

 

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.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

Lake Worth Art League’s Outdoor Shows Are Moving To The Lake Worth Casino Building And Beach Complex

Lake Worth Art League’s Outdoor shows are moving to the Lake Worth Casino Building and Beach Complex!  Their new exhibit space  is directly on the pathway to the pier, in an inviting and newly renovated building.  The Rickie Report shares the information with ART LOVERS and ART PATRONS as well as ARTISTS.  NOTE: Artists are welcome to join LWAL and be part of this exciting venue!  Their first Show is February 7 & 8th. More details are here.

 

Lake Worth Art League

 

 

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Membership:

The Lake Worth Art League is open to all individuals regardless of age, place of residence or artistic ability: as a member you can participate in a number of programs that will help you enhance your skills, increase your talent exposure, offer an outlet to distribute your art, and network with other artists and community members.

 

 

Benefits:

  • Reduced tuition for classes and workshops
  • News updates through e-mail
  • Opportunity to exhibit in the gallery art shows and outdoor art exhibitions
  • Opportunity to participate to satalite exhibitions
  • Participation to a monthly meeting with a featuring artist and demonstration
  • Advance notice of programs and events
  • Discounts at selected art supply stores

 

For more information please contact: http://www.lwartleague.org

 

 

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

Artisans on the Ave Welcome you to: “heARTful Home”, From Our Hands to Your Heart

Home is where the heart is and what better way to express your love to that special someone in your life than with a piece of handmade art!  Artisans on the Ave boutique gallery represents  28 talented artists from the surrounding community.  On February 6th, celebrate “heARTful  Home” and choose from a vast array of  one of-a-kind works of art to decorate your home, condo, place of business or that wonderful yacht.  A percentage of the sales will benefit The American Heart Association, so you will be helping people all around!  The Rickie Report applauds galleries and art events who combine their love of art and love of community in this way.  Here are some sneak peeks and details about this FREE event.  Remember to wear red!

 

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Artisans On The Ave

“heARTful Home”

From Our Hands to Your Heart

Friday February 6, 2015

6 – 9 pm

Free Event

Sales benefit  The American Heart Association

630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-582-3300   or   561-762-8162

www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

 

 

 

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Artisans on the Ave

 

Home is where the heart is … and what better way to express your love to that special someone in your life than with a piece of handmade art made by one of our 28 local talented artists! Choose from a vast array of special one of a kind works of art to decorate your home, condo, place of business or that wonderful yacht. Artisans On The Ave has something for every Art lover and Art collector. We offer personalized service from our artists in the gallery that will help you with your selection.

 

 

 

 

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Artisans on the Ave

A contemporary painting will enhance the colors of your room. A beautiful hand woven natural basket can add warmth to your decor. Whatever your style is, Artisans On The Ave has a wonderful selection that will please. The fused glass fish, seashell art and nautical hand painted trays will bring charm to your beach house by the ocean.

 

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Artisans on the Ave

 

A pop art sculpture that is a great conversation piece for your guests. A lovely bronze adds romance to any room. Select from ceramic, wood or metal art that can be either functional or “make the heart smile” decorative. The art of our photographers will take you to places you have never been but always wanted to travel to.

 

Handmade Wood Trays by Robert Hunter at Artisans on the Ave

Handmade Wood Trays by Robert Hunter at Artisans on the Ave

 

 

Select an original handcrafted piece of jewelry created by one of our many exquisite artists. The “heARTful Home” is always near with each individualized piece you wear.  Our various mixed media assemblage art and the vivid encaustic wax collages will bring a unique touch to your place.

 

 

Lori Axelrod's Multicolor Polymer Clay Bracelets at Artisans on the Ave

Lori Axelrod’s Multicolor Polymer Clay Bracelets at Artisans on the Ave

Handmade Metal Cuff with Cabachon by Deborah Kashdan at Artisans on the Ave

Handmade Metal Cuff with Cabachon by Deborah Kashdan at Artisans on the Ave

 

 

 

Artisans On The Ave has Gift Certificates for purchase, if you want that special someone to choose their own artwork. Please join us for this very special event. Refreshments will be served. A portion of the gallery sales will benefit The American Heart Association. Show your support and wear red. From our hands to your heart!  Please invite your friends and family to enjoy this free event!

 

For more information please visit:

www.ArtisansOnTheAve.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

Call for Artists! No Entry Fee For Event to Benefit Arthritis Foundation

This is a fabulous CALL for Artists, Fine Crafters, Hand crafters and Emerging Artists:  A one-day, indoor art show with NO ENTRY FEE and it includes lunch! 10% of your proceeds will benefit the Arthritis Foundation.  Jill Burton, of Sand Hill Cove Retirement Living is looking forward to hearing from you before the spaces fill up!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  NOTE TO ART LOVERS:  Stop by this event to support your local artists and the Arthritis Foundation!  It is Open to the Public and FREE to attend!

 

 ART SALE AND SHOW

 


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Saturday, February 28th  

10 am – 5pm 

1500 SW Capri (corner of Mapp & Matheson)    Palm City, FL

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For more information please contact Jill Burton at 772.220.1090

 

 

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

South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild Invites You to Next Meeting

After you “ooh” and “ahh” over some the amazing basketry designs or fabric art you’ve seen, do you ever think, “I could never do that, but I would love to try”?  The Rickie Report knows first hand that you CAN try and you CAN create your own baskets and other fiber artistry!  We are sharing an invitation to attend the next meeting of the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild.  Meet other like-minded creatives and try something new!  This month’s meeting will feature renown fiber artist, Leora Klayner Stewart who will discuss Women and Fiber Art.  Here are the details.

 

South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild

 

Invites You

Monthly Meeting Featuring:

 

Fiber Artist, Leora Klayner Stewart

Wednesday, February 4th

 9 am – 1 pm

Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue       W.Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776

 

 

The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild was formed in January 2013 by a dozen enthusiastic fiber artists from Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Our purpose is to provide educational and promotional opportunities for members, both individually and as a group. We welcome all fiber artists who have a common interest in creating baskets, vessels and other woven creations to collaborate in an environment of camaraderie and fellowship. Our guild is open to weavers at all levels to share their art.  We are affiliated with the Florida Tropical Weavers Guild and the National Basketry Organization.

 

"Life Cycle" by Leora Stewart

“Life Cycle” by Leora Klayner Stewart

 

We are fiber artists and enthusiasts from around South Florida who share diverse, but allied interests including basketry, weaving, knitting, crochet, needlework, felting and beading. By coming together as a guild, we hope to inspire interest and creativity in basketry and the fiber arts among both emerging and seasoned artists through networking, educational programs and exhibitions.

 

 

Meetings are the first Wednesday of each month from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach. Informal meetings or weave-ins may be held during the summer months. Meeting details including topics/speakers and directions are listed in the news and events section, our newsletter and posted on our Facebook page.

 

"Virgin Bride" by Leora Klayner Stewart

“Virgin Bride” by Leora Klayner Stewart

 

Leora tells The Rickie Report, “These abstract constructions are based on my observations of forms and structures found in nature. Layers are the focus of my work in several ways: as components of physical structure, as elements of process, and as metaphor for constant change and growth. The materials are natural fibers, hand-made papers, bamboo reeds, metal wires, glass beads and other found objects. I manipulate these materials using a variety of techniques to construct the pieces, which I refer to as “Landscape Structures.”

 

Linen and Reed Wall Hanging by Leora Klaymer Stewart

Linen Thread Wall Hanging by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

Meetings include guild business, show and share and a hands-on demonstration or guest speaker. In addition, one or two intensive workshops are planned during year. Check the news and events page or our newsletter for more information.

 

For more information about the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild  please visit:
southfloridabasketandfiberguild.org

 and

https://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Florida-Basket-and-Fiber-Guild/410080982419059

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

Delray Art League Celebrates 50 years with CALL TO ARTISTS, New Members, Special Banquet And Events

Please join the Delray Art League (DAL) in celebrating 50 YEARS of outstanding art and art education!  DAL is opening a CALL TO ARTISTS for a Plein Air Contest (DEADLINE: January 30th), extending an invitation for NEW MEMBERS to join, sharing the INDOOR and OUTDOOR EXHIBIT dates, and selling tickets to their CELEBRATION of ART Banquet on February 27th!  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details here.  Congratulations, DAL, here’s to 50 more!

 

 

 

 

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 EVENT SCHEDULE:

 

Plein Air Art Festival

Thurs. Feb 26, 2015    8:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
In the courtyard of the Delray Center for the Arts at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Avenue  Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)
Cash awards totaling $2000
Judging, Exhibition & sale 4 – 7 p.m.
Live music by the Florida Youth Orchestra

 

Artists in the Park – 3 Day Art Festival

 

Friday, Feb 27, 2015 – Sunday, March 1, 2015       9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

On the grounds of the Delray Center for the Arts

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Music & Street performers

 

Artist Within

Saturday and Sunday, Feb 28, 2015  and  March 1, 2015     10 a.m.-4:00 p.m

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Various age groups of children will create drawings on large paper pads
Creations will be on display & each young artist will be able to take their masterpiece home
No registration, just show up

 

Youth Art programs and High School Art Contest

Sunday, March 1, 2015     10 a.m.

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Art Festival and Portraiture Artists
Southern Dance, Magic Cards, Music by Steve Martel

Celebration Banquet

Public Invitation to Artists, Galleries, former DAL Members and Supporters of the Arts to attend the DAL Celebration of Art Banquet, Friday, Feb. 27th, 2015

 

The Delray Art League cordially invites all local Artists, Galleries, Community Members, Patrons and other Supporters to join us at our Celebration of 50 Years of Art Banquet.

Friday February 27th, 2015

6:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Delray Beach Center for the Arts Gymnasium

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Cost: $40.00 per person

Keynote speaker will be Joe Gillie, President & CEO of the Delray Beach Center for the Arts
Includes dinner, dancing, fine art silent auction, gift basket raffle and more…
Proceeds go to benefit the DAL Scholarship Program.

For more information and/or tickets contact:  Manny Jomok manny@mannyjomok.com  or call 732-208-3842

CHECK OUT THE AUCTION ITEMS:

http://www.pleinairpalmbeach.com/DAL50th/SilentAuction.html

 

 

Call to Artists to participate in DAL’s 50th Year Celebration Plein Air Contest, Thursday, Feb. 26th, 2015

 

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Inaugural Plein Air Competition in Delray Beach, FL

Artists can register and apply at: www.PleinAirPalmBeach.com/CallForEntry

This event is part of the 50th Anniversary commemoration of the Delray Art League and hosted by the Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square in Delray Beach on their 25th Anniversary.

Artists will have the opportunity to enjoy not only painting, but sharing their creativity with the public. To the viewer, this art form can be very exciting because it invites you into the sight, sound, and even smell of the artists’ world. The competitive side of the process pits artists against each other for prizes to be awarded at the end of a day of painting “en plein air” (outside on location).

 

Judges for the event will be Marisa Pascucci, Curator at the Boca Museum of Art; Violeta de la Serna, Regional Sales Manager for Plein Air Magazine; and Michele Byrne, Nationally Renown Plein Air Artist and Art Educator.

 

The Competition: February 26, 2015:

 

  • 8 to 9 am: Artists check in and stamping of canvases at the Crest Theater at Old School Square at 51 N. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL.
  • After check-in, artists may paint anywhere in the downtown area of Delray Beach. That includes the area within 4 blocks north or south of East Atlantic Avenue from Swinton Avenue to the Ocean Beach
  • Artists will be able to choose their own location from a thoughtfully compiled list of suggestions. Artists must paint within the competition boundaries and without the assistance of photographs. Any medium, except photography will be accepted.
  • 3-4 pm: Competing artists can turn in up to two framed, ready to hang artworks which will be displayed on the artist easel(s) under the Big Top Tent at Old School Square. Artworks must be completed by 3 pm and on display by 4 pm
  • 4:30 pm: Exhibit, awards and sale will take place in the Tent Area

 

The Plein Air Painting Locations:

Each artist will be given a map that delineates the competition boundaries and suggested painting locations for those artists unfamiliar with the area. In case of rain, there will be a list of covered locations where artists are invited to paint. Locations include marinas, historic buildings and monuments, gardens, architecture, ocean, intra-coastal waterway views, small shops and much more.

The Awards:

Cash awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place, Juror’s Recognition and Honorable Mention Awards Additional awards may be presented at the committee’s discretion.

Entry Deadline – January 30th , 2015
Application fee – $40

For more information contact:   Ralph Papa   561-3740837      artistpapa@bellsouth.net

 

Delray Art League City Hall Exhibit WInners

Delray Art League City Hall Exhibit WInners

 

DAL Invitation for New Members

 

 

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 New Member’s Artwork

To become a Delray Art League exhibiting member, you must submit three pieces of your original artwork at one of our monthly general meetings. Artwork should be presented to the Jurying Committee between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. before the start of the General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Please bring a check or cash. You will be notified by mail of your acceptance. If not accepted, your check will be returned.

CATEGORIES FOR MEMBERSHIP:
 Exhibiting Member $40.00
 Family members (exhibiting} $50.00
 Friend membership (non-exhibiting) $20.00

Accepted Artwork:
2 D ART – watercolor, oil, acrylic, collage, etc.
SCULPTURE – stone, wood, metal, etc.
PHOTOGRAPHY – At this time the photography category is filled
Not Accepted: (except if grandfathered in): computer generated art, crafts, glass, pottery, fiber art, jewelry, bead-stringing, poured molds, flowers, shell craft, etc. Categories not listed will be decided at the discretion of the Jurying Committee, with final determination by the Board of Directors.

Art should be signed by the artist and ready for hanging. Art done on paper should be matted and framed with Plexiglas (no glass). Canvas must be framed or gallery wrapped (no staples showing) with sides painted.

For more information: www.delrayartleague.com

 

Delray Art League’s Artists

in the Park Outdoor Show Schedule

 

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Fine Art Exhibition & Sale

The Delray Art League’s outdoor art shows are one of the longest running fine art venues in South Florida. Artist works represent a variety of mediums including acrylic, ceramics, oil, pastel, photography and watercolor. Members donate a portion of all sales to an Art Education Fund to promote the development of the visual arts. DAL is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization and is celebrating its 50th Year Anniversary in 2015.

 

Delray Art League Crest Theater Exhibit Winners Bob Birkenes and David Cohen

Delray Art League Crest Theater Exhibit Winners Bob Birkenes and David Cohen

2015 Outdoor Show Schedule:

Shows run 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Jan. 31 & Feb. 1 Old School Square

Feb. 7 & 8 Veterans Park

Feb. 14 & 15 Old School Square

Feb. 21 & 22 Old School Square 

Feb. 27, 28 & March 1 Old School Square

March 7 & 8 Veterans Park

March 21 & 22 Old School Square

March 28 & 29 Veterans Park

Veterans Park is located on Atlantic Avenue and the Inter-coastal in Delray Beach.

Old School Square is located on the corner of Atlantic Ave and Swinton Ave in Delray Beach.

 

 

Delray Art League Artists in the Park

Delray Art League Artists in the Park

 

For more information please visit:

http://delrayartleague.com

https://www.facebook.com/Delrayartleague

 

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14th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts Offers Original Fine Art and Crafts Plus FREE ART Giveaway!

The 14th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts returns January 31-February 1, 2015 with 150 of the finest artists in the country. This popular two-day outdoor gallery style event is produced by Howard Alan Events, and hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce. Admission is free and open to the public; shuttle buses will provide transportation from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site at no charge.  The Rickie Report shares the details plus a sneak peek at the FREE Art Giveaway by artist Steve Whitlock and the Festival poster by Mimi McCallum.

 

 

 

14th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

January 31 – February 1, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound

11954 SE Dixie Highway, Hobe Sound, Fl. 33475

To Support the Arts, Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce & Local Economy

Free and open to the public

Free shuttle service will be provided from the parking lot of The Pine School

 The Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts returns January 31-February 1, 2015 with 150 of the finest artists in the country. This popular two-day outdoor gallery style event is produced by Howard Alan Events, and hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce. Admission is free and open to the public; shuttle buses will provide transportation from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site at no charge.

 

 

The festival spans four blocks of Dixie Highway starting at Bridge Road, just west of the Intracoastal Bridge in Hobe Sound. Festival patrons will be able to explore the vast array of original art and learn about the artists and crafters who will be present for the duration of the show. A free giveaway will feature the work of exhibiting artist Steve Whitlock; no purchase will be necessary to participate.

 

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“Jupiter Sailfish” FREE Art Give Away by Steve Whitlock Valued at $350. Framed

 

Wide variety of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass. In addition, there is a Free Art Giveaway featuring exhibitor Steve Whitlock and the Official Festival Poster featuring artist Mimi McCallum will be sold during the art show.

 

Steve Whitlock

 

"Black and White" by Steve Whitlock

“Black and White” by Steve Whitlock

 

“As a wildlife artist and marine illustrator I enjoy a rare experience, someone who truly loves his work. My many years as a fishing guide and sportsman led me to the most rewarding and fun career anyone could ask for. If I paint it, I’ve done it, truth in the artwork is very important to me. As a true Florida native, I have over 40 years experience fishing, hunting and exploring the wild places most people never see. I hope you enjoy viewing my artwork. If you get a chance, stop by one of the art shows or tournaments and say hi. Tight lines, Steve”.

 

For more information about Steve ( his life story is truly an inspiration) and to see more of his artwork, please visit:  http://stevewhitlock.com

 

 

"Under the Banyans" Hobe Sound Festival Poster by Mimi McCallum

“Under the Banyans” Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts Poster by Mimi McCallum

 

This year’s official festival poster showcases the work of artist Mimi McCallum and may be purchased along with other merchandise at the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce booth. Mimi will also be judging the annual Children’s Poster Art contest. The winning images will be available on a variety of note cards that will be sold during the art show and proceeds will help fund art programs in the elementary schools. The Women’s Club coordinates this charitable endeavor.

 

See more of Mimi’s artwork at:  http://www.mimimccallum.com

 

The revenue generated from the festival by the Chamber benefits the many programs it runs, including free “Inside Hobe Sound” tours for new residents and two $750 scholarships awarded to graduating seniors of Hobe Sound, as well as the art programs in the city’s elementary schools.

"Straits of Florida Mahi" by Steve Whitlock

“Straits of Florida Mahi” by Steve Whitlock

Information At-A-Glance:

  • Juried outdoor art showcase
  • Original Art
  • Handmade in America
  • 150 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists and crafters hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All exhibitors on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 

"Sea Turtle" by Steve Whitlock

“Sea Turtle” by Steve Whitlock

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 32 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists.

 

For additional information on the 14th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit  www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

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CALL FOR FINE ART AND CRAFTS: “Natural Wonders of Florida” and Public Invited to Reception

The Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center present “Natural Wonders of Florida”, a juried all-media exhibit of art and craft featuring native plants, trees, animals and vistas. The exhibit runs during this area’s high visitor season from Wednesday, March 11 through Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the Nature Center! The reception and announcement of winners will take place on Friday, April 17 from 6 to 8:30pm. Cash prizes will be awarded. The Rickie Report is pleased to share this CALL TO ARTISTS! The DEADLINE is February 11th!  Attention ART LOVERS: Mark these dates for the public reception!

 

 

Call to Artists and Application

“Natural Wonders of Florida”

Public is Invited:

Reception and announcement of awards.

Friday, April 17th 6 – 8:30 pm

Exhibit Runs:  March 11 – May 7, 2015

Okeeheelee Nature Center is located within Okeeheelee Park at 7715 Forest Hill Boulevard west of West Palm Beach.

 

"Native Basket" by Terri Salamoni and Mary Catello

“Native Basket” by Terri Salamoni and Mary Catello

 

 

The Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center present Natural Wonders of Florida, a juried all-media exhibit of art and craft featuring native plants, trees, animals and vistas.

"Great Egret" by John McManus

“Great Egret” by John McManus

The exhibit runs during our high visitor season from Wednesday, March 11 through Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the Nature Center! The reception and announcement of winners will take place on Friday, April 17 from 6 to 8:30pm. Cash prizes will be awarded, amount of awards depending on number of entries.

 

"Heron" by Sheryl Hughes

“Heron” by Sheryl Hughes

Subject matter will feature Florida native/winter-residing flora and fauna and/or scenes of pristine areas of Florida, e.g. state and county parks and marine reserves. Fine craft and abstract art may incorporate native materials to qualify, e.g. wood, fronds, grasses, flowers, etc. Works may include people enjoying the natural wonders of Florida as well as historic landmarks, e.g. lighthouses, pioneer dwellings and plantations, etc.  Of necessity, space available, number of works and order of submission will determine acceptances. The jurors’ decision is final.

 

 

Key Dates:

February 11 – Entries & checks due by email or postmarked by this date.
February 13 – Notification of acceptance sent out via email.
February 27 2 – 4 pm – Artwork drop-off.
February 28 9 am-1 pm – Artwork drop-off.
March 7 10 am – 1 pm – Final drop-off.
March 11 – Exhibit opens to the public.
April 17 6 – 8:30 pm – Reception and announcement of awards.
May 7 – Exhibit closes.
May 8 2 – 4 pm – Artwork pick-up.
May 9 9 am – 1 pm – Artwork pick-up.
May 16 10 am – 1 pm – Final pick-up.

To request an application, email: okeeheeleefriends@gmail.com

DIRECTIONS:

Okeeheelee Nature Center is located within Okeeleelee Park at 7715 Forest Hill Boulevard west of West Palm Beach.

 

 

From I-95, exit at Forest Hill Boulevard and head west. The entrance to Okeeheelee Park is located between Jog Road and the Turnpike overpass on the north side.Turn into the park and continue straight. The entrance to the nature center is just past the entrance to Pooch Pines Dog Park on the left side of the road. Turn left and proceed to the nature center parking lot.

 

 

From U.S. Highway 441, head east on Forest Hill Boulevard. The entrance to Okeeheelee Park is located between the Turnpike overpass and Jog Road on the north side.Turn into the park and continue straight. The entrance to the nature center is just past the entrance to Pooch Pines Dog Park on the left side of the road. Turn left and proceed to the nature center parking lot.

 

MEMBERSHIP

The Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center, Inc. is designed to promote an appreciation of our natural world to the general public through educational programs that reflect Okeeheelee Nature Center’s commitment to the stewardship of Florida’s natural resources. This is done by raising monies for the enhancement and diversification of programs, assisting staff with recruitment of volunteers, training programs, and publicity. We invite you to support the work of the center as a non-profit corporation by becoming a member. All monies collected are used to benefit the Center and its programs. Your annual tax-deductible contribution funds materials for service and management projects, exhibits, and other educational pursuits. Members receive invitations to all special happenings and a 10% discount at the gift shop.

 

 

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