“Art Of Science: Science Showcase Exhibition” At Center For Creative Education Opens Saturday, October 14th

The public is invited to a Special Opening Reception in The Gallery at Center for Creative Education on Saturday, October 14th.  “Art of Science: Science Showcase Exhibition” will showcase the artwork of students who took part in a collaborative effort of the Center for Creative Education, South Florida Science Center and Aquarium based on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities delivered to ten Palm Beach County elementary after school sites. Brought to you by Prime Time Palm Beach County, Children’s Services Council Palm Beach County and Whole Foods.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  This is arts education at its best – kudos to all involved!

 

 

Empowering Students to Grow Academically, Creatively and Socially Through Arts-Based Education

425 24th Street  West Palm Beach, FL 33407
 (561) 805-9927    cceflorida.org

 

 

 

ART  OF  SCIENCE:

SCIENCE  SHOWCASE  EXHIBTION

 

 

 

A Special Opening Reception

Saturday, October 14th

1:00 to 3:00 pm

Sponsored by Whole Foods

$10 Entry to support the charitable mission of CCE

 

 

 

 

The Art of Science initiative is a collaborative effort of the Center for Creative Education, South Florida Science Center and Aquarium based on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities delivered to ten Palm Beach County elementary after school sites.  

 

“Art Of Science”

 

 

 

Third through Fifth grade students were taught five sequential inter-related science sessions by the South Florida Science Center on various topics such as the beauty and anatomy of cells, brain anatomy, and the anatomy of a neuron. The science lesson incorporated an art project with a CCE Teaching Artist in which the students reinforced their scientific knowledge through visual arts.

 

“Art of Science” Silk Paintings

 

 

 

This exhibition has been brought to you by Prime Time Palm Beach County and Children’s Services Council Palm Beach County.

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, workshops or how to get involved:

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery and Marketing Manager

Center for Creative Education
425 24th Street   West Palm Beach, FL 33407
T: (561) 805-9927 ext. 160    F: (561) 805-9929
W: cceflorida.org 

 

 

 

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Whitespace The Mordes Collection Announces Opening Weekend Celebrations Plus Season’s Exhibitions

Whitespace The Mordes Collection announces Opening Weekend Celebrations, beginning Friday November 3rd.  In addition, The Rickie Report shares the dates of the Season’s Exhibitions, so GET OUT YOUR CALENDARS!  Beyond 2D and 3 D artworks, there will be artist lectures and new items in Col-lect, plus different venues to explore!

 

 

 

For more information:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

 

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Continuum WPB Arts Celebrates 5th Anniversary In 2018 Bringing A Pop-Up Art Show That Knocks Your Socks Off!

CONTINUUM WPB Arts is an annual pop-up art exhibition in a temporary space TBA in the Downtown West Palm Beach during Art Palm Beach.  Produced by A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers LLC (ATB), their outreach extends to artists from Brevard to Dade Counties this year. The CALL FOR ART begins!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists, whether emerging or professional, to apply!  The mission is to collaborate different artistic disciplines while enhancing the community.  This event will be located Downtown West Palm Beach.  ART PATRONS – MARK your calendars!  The Event will be January 18-27, 2018.

 

 

 

Call to Artists for 2018

CONTINUUM WPB Arts

 January 18-27, 2018

in the Downtown area of West Palm Beach

OPEN TO SOUTH FLORIDA ARTISTS

from

BREVARD to DADE COUNTIES

 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY:

http://www.continuumwpbarts.com/p/call-to-artists-for-2018.html

 apply

A few reminders to artists when applying to CONTINUUM WPB Arts:

-Before submitting work, READ the entire call a couple of times
-Follow directions carefully
-Make sure your images are quality
-Carefully prepare all your information before putting it into your submission
-Do not use work that you previously submitted in previously CONTINUUM WPB Arts calls, whether you were accepted or not.
-Remove your name from everything that will indicate to the jurors who you are. You can replace it with “the artist” or remove it all together. This includes in the artist statement, in the title & the signature on the art.

 

 

 

Curators, Producers: Anthony Burks,Sr,  Trina Slade-Burks,  Craig McInnis

 

 

ATB has worked with the founders of ArtSynergy to create an exhibition in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach during Art Week coinciding with ArtPalmBeach ) and one additional week with the purpose of attracting local and out of town art buyers to a source of local art. ArtSynergy will also be coordinating other art exhibits and events at art districts throughout the county during this period. For more information about other ArtSynergy events and art exhibit opportunities, go to www.artsynergypbc.com.

 

 

ATB manages the CONTINUUM WPB and this Call to Artists. For the last four years with the help of presenting sponsors like the A&E District for the City of WPB, corporate sponsors such as Bombay Sapphire and arts sponsors like the Armory Art Center, CONTINUUM WPB Arts has developed from a simple visual art exhibition to an annual multi-media art fair.

 

 

Each year, CONTINUUM WPB Arts space holds over 200 works of art, including 3D ceramics and sculptures, created by over 50 artists. Cash prizes have been awarded for the last two years and will be again for year five.  Some events at this art fair will include: VIP Black Tie & Sneaker Fundraiser Opening Gala, the Collectors Brunch and Lecture, the Body Painting Battle and the Mélange Fashion Show just to name a few.

 

 

 

For more information about Continuum, becoming a sponsor, volunteering:

http://www.continuumwpbarts.com/p/call-to-artists-for-2018.html

 

 

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Local Non-Profit Resource Depot Promotes Plastic-Free Through Music with Jack Johnson, Unveils New “Sew For Sustainability” Project

Jack Johnson’s upcoming concert on October 5th at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach will be more than just entertainment for his fans, but also an avenue to raise awareness. As a former surfer, Johnson is passionate about environmental causes. His campaign “All At Once” is affectionately named as a “social action network” that advocates for sustainable local food systems and plastic-free initiatives all across the country. Local non-profit, Resource Depot, whose mission aligns with keeping plastic and other harmful debris out of our oceans, has been selected as a benefitting partner for the Jack Johnson 2017 tour. Individuals are encouraged to donate to the cause by texting GIVERD to 71777. All funds raised prior to October 31st will be matched by the Johnson Ohana Foundation.  Stop by The Resource Depot on October 28th when the newest project, “Sew For Sustainability” will be unveiled.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges everyone to sign up.  As “All At Once” states: “Your Action * Your Voice * Your Choice”!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resource Depot
2510 Florida Avenue    West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Tel: 561-882-0090        www.resourcedepot.net

 

Saturday, October 28th

9:30 – 11:30 am

VIEW  JACK  JOHNSON’S  “The Smog of the Sea”

Be the FIRST To Participate In “SEW  FOR SUSTAINABILITY”

Includes breakfast provided by Whole Foods

RSVP FOR RESERVATIONS NOW:

561-882-0090 www.resourcedepot.net

 

Cost to attend is $20 per couple or for those that donate before Oct. 28th, they will receive a complimentary ticket to attend.

 

 

Local non-profit, Resource Depot, whose mission aligns with keeping plastic and other harmful debris out of our oceans, has been selected as a benefitting partner for the Jack Johnson 2017 tour. As part of the campaign, individuals are encouraged to donate to the cause by texting GIVERD to 71777. All funds raised prior to October 31st will be matched by the Johnson Ohana Foundation.

 

Tire Drummer, Courtesy of Resource Depot

 

 

Following the concert on October 28th, Resource Depot is hosting a special breakfast event at their facility located at 2510 Florida Avenue in West Palm Beach where patrons can catch a viewing of Jack Johnson’s new documentary, “The Smog of the Sea”. After the film, attendees are invited to stick around for an info session about a brand new volunteer project called “Sew for Sustainability”, wherein participants will be designing and distributing unique reusable bags in an effort to shift the common mindset of single-use plastics. Breakfast for this event will be provided by Whole Foods Market and will be available from 9:30 am – 11:30 am. Cost to attend is $20 per couple or for those that donate before Oct. 28th, they will receive a complimentary ticket to attend.

 

 

To learn more about the All At Once campaign, visit www.AllAtOnce.org.

 You can also follow the campaign on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

 

For more information about Resource Depot:

Please visit www.resourcedepot.net or call 561.882.0090

 

 

About Resource Depot:

Resource Depot is a non-profit organization in Palm Beach County that has been inspiring the masses for 17 years to reduce waste by way of creative reuse. Each year, Resource Depot rescues approximately 83 tons of waste from our landfills transforming that into supplies for classrooms, educational programs, and the weekend tinkerer. They spark imagination through their annual memberships, field trips, a summer Junk Camp, and in-house DIY workshops for all ages.

 

 

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Overview Of NEW Dates For Gallery Exhibits And Calls For Artists Due To Circumstances Beyond Our Control-Hurricane Irma

Pardon the inconvenience (Irma), as The Rickie Report shares NEW dates of Exhibits, Gallery presentations and Calls for art.  Many artists have experienced losses of supplies, studios, and artwork due to Irma.  As these artists’ basic needs are being taken care of by other agencies, we would like to suggest other ways to help:  Support the local art scene by showing up for events, by talking to the artists, and by purchasing their art. 

 

NEW  DATES  FOR  EXHIBITS, DEADLINES:

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter

 

 

Opening Reception:  Thursday, September 21    5:30 – 7:30 pm

http://www.therickiereport.com/2017/09/14/lighthouse-artcenter-faculty-ceramics-and-3d-exhibition-opens-2017-18-season/

 

 

 

Art On Park Gallery/ Artists of Palm Beach County

 

 

Opening Reception for Susan Oakes Exhibit:   Friday, September 22   5 to 8  pm

 

http://www.therickiereport.com/2017/09/07/susan-oakes-is-featured-artist-at-art-on-park-gallery-with-new-images/

 

Deadline for the Portraits Exhibit has been extended to Wednesday, September 27

http://www.therickiereport.com/2017/08/30/art-on-park-gallery-announces-portraits-2017-exhibition-with-call-for-art-and-free-public-reception/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artisans On The Ave

 

 

Opening Reception: Friday, September 22   6 – 9 pm

Vote For Your Favorite Artist. Winner gets One Month Exhibit at Gallery!

 

 

http://www.therickiereport.com/2017/09/11/artist-environmentalist-activist-exhibition-awaits-your-peoples-choice-vote-on-september-15th-at-artisans-on-the-ave/

 

 

Center For Creative Education

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Reception:  Saturday, September 23  6PM

 

http://www.therickiereport.com/2017/08/23/atb-fine-arts-presents-boys-to-men-iv-at-center-for-creative-education-gallery/

 

 

 

Boca Raton Branch National League Of American Pen Women

Opening Meeting!  New members Welcome!

Thursday, October 19, 2017    12:00 Noon

Deadline for reservations: Oct. 11, 2017

http://www.therickiereport.com/2017/09/13/boca-raton-branch-national-league-of-american-pen-women-invite-you-to-october-opening-luncheon/

 

 

 

 

 

Art 4 Apes  Original Art And Photography Exhibit

 

Deadline Extended to October 15th

 

http://www.therickiereport.com/2017/09/16/eminent-jurors-announced-for-5th-annual-endangered-as-call-for-artists-and-photographers-continues/

 

 

 

 

 

12th Annual Juried Art Fest On The Green 

 

 

Deadline Extended to November 1st for Fine Art and Fine Craft Show

 

http://www.therickiereport.com/2017/08/09/12th-annual-art-fest-on-the-green-in-wellington-opens-applications-for-all-media-art-patrons-mark-your-calendars/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WITVA And The Armory Art Center Calls For “Artistic Happenings” And Offers Free Public Reception

WITVA, Women In The Visual Arts, in conjunction with the Armory Art Center announces a Call for “Artistic Happenings”, an open juried exhibit for men and women over the age 18.  Artists of 2D and 3D art are encouraged to apply by October 12th.  ART PATRONS should MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the Opening Reception and Cash Awards Ceremony on Friday, October 27th.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

AND

 

 

PRESENT:

“ARTISTIC   HAPPENINGS”

A 2D and 3 D Art  Juried Exhibition

Opening Reception:

Friday, October 27th

6  – 8 pm

Refreshments and live music

Exhibition runs October 27 through November 25th

Free and Open to the Public

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about WITVA:

www.WITVA.org

For more information about the Armory Art Center:

 www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ATB Fine Arts Presents “Boys To Men IV” At Center For Creative Education Gallery

ATB Fine Artists presents, in conjunction with The Gallery at Center for Creative Education, the fourth installment of ‘Boys to Men’ art exhibition. ‘Boys to Men’ is a Pop-Up art exhibition that began five years ago in an empty law firm building. The exhibition features an all-male lineup with a range of ages being presented as a mixed media, group art exhibition. This fourth installment features artworks by Andrew Hollimon, Anthony Burks, Sr., BULKS, Craig McInnis, John Rachell, Lee Glaze, Luke Gardner, Marc Ludwigsen, Mark Walnock, Mark Widick, Mckinnon Souverain, Michael ‘Pooch’ Pucciarelli, Nate Dee, Ray Fernandez, Zachary Knudsen, and more.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

425 24th Street  West Palm Beach, FL 33407

cceflorida.org

 

 

 

 

‘Boys to Men IV’
Art Expo 2017
The Gallery at Center for Creative Education

A Special Opening Reception
Saturday, September 9, 2017

6:00 to 8:30 pm

Opening Reception:  $10 Entry – to support the charitable mission of CCE:
Center for Creative Education’s mission is to empower our students to grow academically, creatively and socially through arts-based education. 

 

 

“1945 Air King” by Ray Fernandez

 

Exhibit runs September 2 through October 7, 2017

Exhibition is free and open to the public during regular gallery hours:

Tuesday through Saturday
10:00am to 4:00pm.

 

“Morsi Tigris” by Nate Dee

 

MEET    THE    ARTISTS:

Andrew Hollimon

Anthony Burks, Sr.

BULKS

Craig McInnis

John Rachell

Lee Glaze

Luke Gardner

Marc Ludwigsen

Mark Walnock

Mark Widick

Mckinnon Souverain

Michael ‘Pooch’ Pucciarelli

Nate Dee

Ray Fernandez

Zachary Knudsen

 

“Salvation” by Luis Valle”

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit:

ATB Fine Artists
Trina Slade-Burks & Anthony Burks, Sr.
E: anthonyb@atbfineartists.com
E: dize@bellsouth.net
W: www.atbfineartists.com   Facebook: atbfadllc

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education
Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla
T: 561-805-9927 ext. 106
E: jonathono@cceflorida.org
W: www.cceflorida.org    Facebook: cce.florida

 

 

 

 

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Celebrate International Plein Air Painters’ “Paint Out” At Palm Beach Zoo Sunday September 10th With Lake Worth Art League

Animals, birds, and fauna too, artists invade the Palm Beach Zoo!  In honor of the International Plein Air Painters Organization’s worldwide “Paint-Out” weekend, The Lake Worth Art League is hosting a morning of plein air at The Palm Beach Zoo.  This is open to all artists and plein air art enthusiasts ( Paint, graphite, photography…).  Meet at the entry gate of the Palm Beach Zoo on Sunday, September 10th.  This is great preparation for the upcoming LWAL exhibit “Creatures Great & Small”. The Rickie Report shares all the details here.

 

 

 

Lake Worth Art League
604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth FL 33462

561-586-8666

(1 block north of the Cultural Council)

www.lwartleague.orgfacebook.com/lwartleague

 

NEW Gallery Hours:

Tuesday thru Friday 11:00 am until 7:00 pm.

Saturday 10:00 am until 4:00 pm

Sunday Noon until 4:00 pm

Closed Monday

 

 

Celebrate International Plein Air Painters’ Paint Out Weekend!

 
Sunday, September 10, 2017
9:00 AM – Noonish
Meet at the entry gate at 8:45 AM

 
The Palm Beach Zoo
1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33405

 
Payment to LWAL due by August 23, 2017
$20.00
Price includes admission and LWAL Members receive 1 free take-in for Sept. 18th exhibit,
‘Creatures Big & Small’. Non-Members get a donation to their affiliated art organization if applicable.

Artists responsible for bringing their own equipment and materials.

Mail checks for zoo event payable to:
Lake Worth Art League
PO Box 949, Lake Worth FL 33460
Cash or credit card payments in person at the LWAL Gallery: 604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth
Credit card payments can also be made via telephone at 561-586-8666.

 

 

 

With payment, please, provide:
Name/s of attending artist/s, phone & email, and local art association membership if applicable.
Payment to LWAL due by August 23, 2017

 

 

Questions, please, contact Cathy Turk
Cathy.lwartleague@gmail.com

 

For more information about the Lake Worth Art League’s events, exhibits, and membership visit:

 

www.lwartleague.orgfacebook.com/lwartleague

 

 

 

 

 

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The Craft Gallery Invites You To Discover, Create And Explore Different Art Forms! Betty Wilson Offers The Perfect Trifecta Of Classes And Galleries In Palm Beach County

This is your chance to Discover, Create and Explore at The Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach!  From beginners to experienced artist, everyone is welcome.  The Summer Special offers four classes for the price of three!   Use found ingredients to make wax textures and patterns, learn about encaustic art and pottery as well as fused glass and lost wax glass techniques.  This is the perfect place for a birthday party, where everyone goes home with special memories and someone thing they made themselves! Kiln rentals are also available!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos.

 

 

 

 

 

The Craft Gallery
5911 South Dixie Hwy.    West Palm Beach, FL 33405
561 585 7744 or 561 762 8162

 

 

Discover, Create and Explore

at The Craft Gallery !

 

 

Fused Glass 

Hand pulled glass stringers

Lost wax cast glass

Hand-building Pottery 

Wheel throwing Pottery 

Jewelry

Enameling

Silver clay

Polymer Clay 

 

Call now to reserve your space for Mondays 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Pay for 3 classes and receive one class FREE!! $225. + tax

(Ask about pricing for our one day workshops!!!!!)

Beginner to experienced artists are welcome.

 

 

Wax Textures! Colors! Patterns!

 

 

These elements are everywhere, especially in art. Discover how to combine these rich “ingredients” to create beautiful works of art. Using rust in surfaces treatments combined with vibrant layers of warm encaustic wax colors and mixed media patterns gives a wonderful look to your art creation.

Bring ideas/sketches/photos from home and favorite places that inspire you.

We will create on boards, using various mixed media techniques.

Enjoy while you explore the wonderful surfaces that inspire you.

You will learn the following techniques:
Warm encaustic wax basics, mark-making, writing into wax, carving and scraping back layers, mono-printing with wax.
Mixed media techniques (all compatible with wax): graphite/pigment/oil pastel “rubs”, rusting surfaces, impressions with found objects, embedding small found objects, use of alcohol and water-based inks.
Making texture using the following: wax, wall spackle, paper, lace, cheesecloth, sand, shells, string, dried plants and etc.
stencils for wax
Tools, scrapers, wood burning tools for texture-makers, heat guns and torches
Shellac and wood glue
Includes Encaustic Wax and some supplies

 

 

 

Pottery Class (Photo Courtesy of Cecilia VanWert)

 

 

The Craft Gallery artists also teach Fused Glass workshops, Making hand pulled glass stringers and Lost wax cast glass.
Hand-building and Wheel throwing Pottery classes. Workshops in Jewelry, Enameling, Silver clay and Polymer Clay Workshops.

 

 

Tracy Rosof-Petersen Working with Clay

 

Or have a group party and make or paint pottery!

 

 

Call now to enjoy a class for one hour for $35.

Experience and have FUN creating your own art TODAY!

Great place to buy your clay, tools, glazes, kilns and encaustic wax supplies.

We also rent our kilns for your personal firing needs.

 

Visit the Dixie Art Loft to see the latest creations!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit our other gallery location: Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth!

 

 

 

 

Artisans on The Ave, 630 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-582-3300

 

Open 7 days a week

artisansontheave.com

 

 

An Eclectic Mix of Art for Every Taste

Located on Lake Avenue in the heart of downtown Lake Worth, Artisans on the Ave is one of those galleries you’ll come back to time and again. Once you wander inside this gallery, you are immediately engaged as you meander through the three rooms brimming with amazing art from 40 local artists. There are ceramic faces and figures that catch your eye as well as mixed media pieces which incorporate basketry, pieces of nature and a myriad of found objects. You’ll find multiple creations from glass and wood artisans filling the shelves and pottery with unique adornments. Colorful paintings abound and you’ll see many jeweled creations using metal, polymer clay, beads, gemstones, fibers, sea glass and paper. The eclectic nature of the gallery brings in artists from every ilk, including one artist who uses raw wool to create unusual, colorful creatures sure to make you grin. Whether searching for something to adorn your home or looking for a one-of-a-kind gift, this enthralling gallery is THE place to shop.

 

 

 

For more information about classes, workshops, rentals, The Craft Gallery, Dixie ArtLoft or Artisans On The Ave contact:

Betty Wilson

561-585-7744    561-762-8162

www.thecraftgallery.net
www.dixieArtLoft.com
www.ArtisansOnTheave.com
www.ceramicleaguepalmbeaches.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Deborah Bigeleisen’s “Sublime Chaos Realism To Abstraction” Opens At 501 Fern Street August 24- 26

“Sublime Chaos: a journey from realism to abstraction”, featuring 25 amazing paintings by internationally renowned artist Deborah Bigeleisen will be at 501 Fern Street in West Palm Beach.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on August 24th.  The exhibit runs through August 26, 2017.  A portion of the proceeds from sales will be donated to Soroptimist International of the Palm Beaches.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the exhibit, a behind-the-scenes discussion with the artist, and some sneak peeks.  Fans of Bigeleisen’s works can experience her new style and share her artistic stretch!  Food and wine will be sponsored by Wine Scene.

 

 

“Sublime Chaos:
a journey from realism to abstraction”

Paintings by Deborah Bigeleisen

Opening Reception:

 

Thursday, August 24th

 

5:00 – 10:00 PM

 

 

501 Fern  Street   W. Palm Beach, FL

The exhibition will run until August 26th.

A portion of sales will be donated to Soroptimist International of the Palm Beaches.

 

 

 

 

 

“Energy” by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

 

 

 

Behind-The-Scenes With Artist, Deborah Bigeleisen

 

Deborah tells The Rickie Report, “Throughout my art career, and my life, I have continually looked for new challenges. Artistically, this has resulted in finding new voices within me. After working for more than four years on groups of conceptual paintings in analogous tonalities, tones of grays and beiges, and blacks and whites, I was looking for ‘what’s next’. My discovery of fractals had transformed my vision of a flower by progressively magnifying the subject thousands of times to the point of pure abstraction. Never having considered myself an abstract thinker, I began my exploration into abstract art… a journey I call “Sublime Chaos”, because at the onset, my vision and my studio were in utter chaos”.

 

“Dynamism” by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

She explains, “As an artist who has always used natural forms as my subject and began my career by painting Rembrandt-like portraits of white roses, my interest in Chaos Theory and fascination with one of its components – fractals – has permanently transformed my artistic vision. In the early days of my career, after creating more than 60 variations and compositions of portraits of white roses I felt that I had given the subject everything I could. I had to a find a new perspective. At first, I moved in for more close up views; then I transitioned through various magnifications ultimately evolving to the conceptual work with its foundation in the principles of fractals. Theses abstract realities were the serendipitous outcome of showing my art to a relative, a physician, who mentioned that the macro views reminded him of fractals. Never having heard the term before, I delved into extensive research – wanting to understand what he saw. This was not a concept to be grasped in an hour! The research was fun because it took me way outside my comfort zone. The principles are rooted in mathematics which definitely is not my strong suit. I was surprised by the fact that I was grasping the concepts. And the exciting part was that it gave me a totally new way of looking at my subject – my vision was truly was transformed”.

 

         “The Swan 3”  by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

To paraphrase William Blake, Deborah “sees the world in a grain of sand, and heaven in a wild flower, holds infinity in the palm of her hand, and eternity in an hour.” Her subject is no longer simply a flower. Bigeleisen has discovered an inexhaustible richness of the structure that goes beyond what is recognizable to the naked eye. “By peeling away the layers and magnifying the image to its core, I’ve gained a deeper insight into the universal properties of all natural phenomena because I’ve uncovered a dynamic system whose pattern repeats in other phenomena. This is where my work takes the literal definition of a fractal – the self-similarity of an object of nature that is repeated thousands of times at different magnifications (picture a head of broccoli) – and broadens the scope beyond a single object. It is not my objective to convey every orifice and streak of my subject’s surface, but rather to capture its character and essence with the ultimate objective to immortalize the transitory nature of life.”

 

Untitled No. 26 by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

 

“I’ve had many serendipitous events impact my art career. Stumbling upon the inspiration for the abstracts was just the latest in a long line of such occurrences. At Art Miami in December, 2015, I came across a color- field painting on unprimed canvas by a lesser known artist of the period – Irene Monat Stern. I was immediately awestruck and captivated by everything about the painting. Although the colors were very dull, it did not matter; it was the big bold forms, how she layered her colors, and the texture that excited me. The fact that the painting loosely suggested a flower drew me to the work even more”.

 

“Vortex 2” by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

To achieve these effects, Deborah had to switch to acrylic paint. “After working in oils for 16 years, making that switch was a major commitment! It involved turning my studio and my painting process upside down including learning how to manipulate the paint, using different mediums, different brushes, and working on a flat surface instead of an easel. Was the same time, I was researching the color-field artists, their materials, their painting techniques, and solving some technical issues related to painting on unprimed canvas – which I am really drawn to because of how the paint interacts with the canvas.

 

“Glacier Bay Horizontal” by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

 

“I’ve always loved working with color. I felt this was the time to break away from the subtle transitions of color that I’d worked with for so long and go after something completely new – creating bold multi-color vibrant paintings. Paul Jenkins’ work appeals to my artist senses – his colors, the movement, the spontaneity, and the ‘happy accidents.’ Initially I felt that by replicating some of Jenkins’ work on primed canvas it would give me the creative road map to a destination of abstract work I hadn’t yet defined. By emulating his bold splashes of color, the bleeding water color effects, the drippy paint, and other elements of his work, I thought it would teach me a freedom with the paint that I had never experimented with before”.

 

“Venus” by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

 

“Now I was at the point of how do I bring my own voice into the work? (I had no intentions of channeling Jenkins forever… his work was a learning tool). The more I played with the paint, and became more comfortable with everything, I started ‘letting go,’ and my own voice surfaced. The whole transition ignited an entirely new artistic inventiveness and spontaneity that I never knew I possessed. Yet, the key elements that have defined my work – my brush work, my expertise with layered transparencies, and my innate sense of color are merging into the abstracts, and giving the work a distinctive and unique expression. I’m still captivated with working on unprimed canvas, and intend to continue experimenting. For now though, I feel that I have barely touched the surface with working on primed canvas. It’s a whole new creative paradigm for me and I love the newness, the challenge, the unending discoveries, and the unpredictability of what’s down that creative road”.

 

“Dynamism 5” by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

 

Flowers and nature have been the inspiration for Deborah’s artistic expression since childhood, and are the common thread that weave through both her careers: first as a textile print designer and founder of her own global design company in NYC, and later as a fine artist which she began in 1998 upon moving to West Palm Beach, FL. In the early years of her painting career she was mentored by acclaimed technical master Sam Perry and guided by renowned visionary Gordon Parks. She also completed rigorous training through Master Artist Workshops.

 

“Turning Point 32″by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

 

From early on, Ms. Bigeleisen’s work gained the attention of fine art dealers across the U.S. from San Francisco and Austin to New York City and Southampton. Her paintings are collected worldwide both privately and publicly, enhancing the corporate collections of American Airlines, Beauté Therapies Inc., Hilton International, The Koury Corporation and more. Her paintings have been accepted into numerous museum exhibitions including the Society of the Four Arts, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, and the Williamsburg [Brooklyn, NY] Historical Center; have received awards in international competitions; and have graced the covers and interior pages of publications including Michael K. Corbin’s three part series “A Collector’s Journal,” Florida Design, New Art International, and Art & Antiques. In addition, her conceptual work in fractals has been published in the prestigious journal Science Creative Quarterly.

 

“Point Of View Too” by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

“As my images became more abstracted, there was a major shift in my brushwork because I was dealing with much larger areas with far less information. I had to find a way to make the space more interesting. The outcome was a totally new energy in my brushwork, which had a significant effect not only the more conceptual work but on the realism as well. Consistent throughout all my paintings is the use of richly layered transparencies, often upwards of 20 coats at different viscosities. In the hyper-realism paintings and the work with analogous tonalities, I deliberately play warm hues against cool hues to achieve astonishing richness and depth in the darkest areas and vibrant luminosity in the highlights. I apply the same principles to the colorful abstract work but the contrasts are more striking. Whether creating evocative representational images or bold abstracts, I work with a very limited palette of up to eight colors – a practice started early in my career with the implementation of the techniques of the Dutch master artists”.

 

“Yin and Yang” by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

 

Deborah assures us, “I do not subscribe to rules, although I do adhere to a few classic principles for establishing the forms. Though I have a general vision at the onset of every new painting, I have had so many unexpected occurrences during the process that have taken the finished work somewhere that I never foresaw initially. Just as my senses are challenged, I look to seduce the viewer into the myriad of complexities and stimulate their imagination and emotions. Every painting is a fresh beginning and a new journey; and I cherish the unpredictability. I continue to push my vision to new depths and to create work that feeds my spirit; work that is engaging and provocative with the complexity to withstand the test of time – especially in today’s culture where trends are in and out in a nano-second. In this short attention span, instant gratification, digitally driven culture that we live in I am asking viewers to put their devices down, to take the time to pause and really look at what is in front of them, look at what is around them, and to see and question more than meets the eye”.

 

Deborah Bigeleisen with a collector

 

Deborah Bigeleisen grew up in Los Angeles and attended college at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Whether painting highly representational images, or more abstracted visions, Bigeleisen’s dynamic and evocative paintings of flowers stand alone in the contemporary fine art arena. Deborah’s work is represented by fine art galleries throughout the U.S. and is prominently featured in international Contemporary and Fine Art Fairs.

 

 

“Dynamism 8” by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

Her work has been widely published in journals and books ranging from Science Creative Quarterly, to Michael K. Corbin’s trilogy ‘A Collector’s Journal,’ to New Art International and Studio Visit. Her paintings have graced the covers and interior pages of international publications including Florida Design, Miami Home & Décor, and Art and Antiques. Deborah’s work is collected world-wide both privately and publicly, and enhances the corporate collections of American Airlines, Beauté Therapies Inc., The Koury Corp., Hilton International, and LBC Design & Construction to name just a few. Her paintings have received awards, and have been exhibited in numerous museum shows including the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Platt/Bornstein Galleries at American Jewish University in Los Angeles, and the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center in Brooklyn, NY.

 

 

 

“Serpentine” by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

Ms. Bigeleisen’s paintings have sold at numerous locations including the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, ArtHamptons, the Chicago International Art Show, the LA Art Show, the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show and the Shanghai Art Fair. She is a long standing member of the National Association of Women Artists. She served as chair person for Art and Public Places for the City of West Palm Beach for ten years. She is an active member of Soroptimist International; and is a former member of Executive Women of the Palm Beaches, and former board member of the Palm Beach County Women’s Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Deborah Bigeleisen
Artist
Art Consultant
Visiting Educator

STUDIO: 561.689.7748
mobile: 561.351.8755
deborah@deborahbigeleisen.com
www.deborahbigeleisen.com

 

 

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