Cherise Chambers Offers Mini-Workshop At Upcoming South Florida Basket & Fiber Guild Meeting

The South Florida Basket & Fiber Guild invites everyone to participate in a mini-workshop at the next meeting on March 4th.  This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from Cherise Chambers, as she teaches attendees to create a wire and fiber sculpture.  The Rickie Report shares the details plus some photos of other guild members’ artistry.  What a great opportunity to network with other fabric and fiber artists! The Guild meets monthly from September through April.

 

 

South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild

Invites You

Monthly Meeting Featuring:

Fiber Artist, Cherise Chambers

Wednesday, March 4th

9 am – 1 pm

Please rsvp in advance to: ericahowat@mac.com

Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue W.Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776

 

 

Cherise Chambers' Fiber and Wire Art Sculptures

Cherise Chambers’ Fiber and Wire Art Sculptures

 

The public is invited to attend the next meeting of the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild. Please rsvp in advance to Erica Howat at ericahowat@mac.com. The workshop fee is $15. to cover the cost of the materials. Learn how to create a figurine using Powertex, a fabric hardener, wire and masking tape. Cherise will supply the materials and participants are encouraged to bring fabrics, lace, old cotton white tee shirts or anything cotton. Participants are encouraged to wear work clothes and shoes as this is a messy project!

 

"Summer and Winter Diptych" by Guild member, Dorina Scalia

“Summer and Winter Diptych” by Guild member, Dorina Scalia

 

 

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.

 

"Mae Basket" by Guild member, Erica Howat

“Mae Basket” by Guild member, Erica Howat

 

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

 

 

"Go With the Flow" by Guild member, Cindy Barstek

“Go With the Flow” by Guild member, Cindy Bartosek

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

 

 

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Art Reception At Palm Beach International Airport

Art at the Airport Sells! Don’t miss the opportunity to MEET THE ARTISTS whose work is currently hanging. The public is invited to the Reception on Wednesday, March 4th, 5:30-7:30pm. Palm Beach International Airport (PBIA) has become a premiere venue to showcase quality, original artworks by Palm Beach County’s finest emerging and professional artists. Get the details here and apply for the next exhibit!!!!!

 

 

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ART   IN   PUBLIC   PLACES

MEET THE ARTISTS

Wednesday, March 4th

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Palm Beach International Airport

Level 2

Park in Short Term Lot

 

 

 

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“Black on White” by Diane DeQuevedo Klein (Boca Raton)  Photograph on Metal

Palm Beach International Airport (PBIA) has become a premiere venue to showcase quality, original artworks by Palm Beach County’s finest emerging and professional artists.  This exhibition is located on Level 2, across from Sam Snead’s restaurant and bar, the Visitor’s Lounge, and mini putting green.

 

 

ART AT THE AIRPORT SELLS!

As a major gateway to South Florida, PBIA receives an average of 500,000 travelers per month. Of local, national and international origin, travelers frequently purchase works featured in “Art at the Airport” exhibitions.
· Artists have sold work in every show for the past five years
· Artists keep 100% of income from sales
· Art seen by travelers and locals result in commissions and sales of additional work by featured artists

 

EXHIBITION PROMOTION

 

Artists accepted into “Art at the Airport” exhibitions are featured on Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places and the PBIA websites. In addition, the County’s Public Art Program broadly promotes “Art at the Airport” exhibitions and receptions to diverse media outlets and to the more than one thousand local artists and arts supporters in the County’s Artist Registry.

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Elayna Toby Singer, Art in Public Places Administrator

Phone: (561) 233-0235,

esinger@pbcgov.org
Palm Beach County Art in Public Places
2633 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Ph (561) 233-0235 Fax (561) 233-0206
http://www.pbcgov.com/fdo/ART

 

 

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Armory Art Center Features National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) “Looking Forward and Glancing Back”

Beginning Saturday, March 7th  and running through April 11th at the Armory Art Center, “Looking Forward/Glancing Back” plus Scholarship Exhibitions will highlight the work of the National Association of Women Artists members and the organization’s scholarship recipients. The N.A.W.A. Florida Chapter gives scholarships yearly to graduating seniors from the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts who will major in fine arts.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

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N.A.W.A., FL.Chapter

presents

“Looking Forward/Glancing Back”

Plus

Scholarship Exhibitions

Opening Reception:

Friday, March 13, 2015    6-8pm

Exhibit takes place: March 7-April 11, 2015

Armory Art Center | Montgomery Hall

                          1700 Parker Avenue  W.Palm Beach, FL 33401

EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
WINE, HORS D’OEUVRES ARE SERVED

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Saturday 9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

"Beneath the Surface"

“Beneath the Surface”

 

Running from March 7th through April 11th at the Armory Art Center, “Looking Forward/Glancing Back” plus Scholarship Exhibitions will highlight the work of the National Association of Women Artists members and the organization’s scholarship recipients. The N.A.W.A. Florida Chapter gives scholarships yearly to graduating seniors from the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts who will major in fine arts.

 

 

 

"On The Easel" by Nadine Saitlin

“On The Easel” by Nadine Saitlin

 

 

The scholarships support one of the organizations missions—to foster contemporary and emerging artists. In 2014, $6,000 was awarded to three graduating seniors. This exhibition will feature painting, photography, mixed media, ceramics, and other contemporary arts. N.A.W.A. artwork will be judged; and these awards and the graduating seniors’ scholarships will be presented at the opening reception on March 13th.  The public is invited to the Reception and the continuing exhibit.

 

 

"Joyful Universe" by Debbie Lee Mostel

“Joyful Universe” by Debbie Lee Mostel

 

NAWA

Established in 1889, NAWA is the oldest professional women’s fine arts group in the United States. Founded in New York City, the not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization fosters public awareness and interest in visual art created by women, and it empowers, supports, and encourages women artists. The Florida Chapter of NAWA was the first regional chapter in the country. All artists wishing to join the Florida Chapter must first be juried into the Association Headquarters in New York City.

 

NAWA welcomes applications from professional women artists as well as emerging and student artists who are U.S. citizens and/or permanent U.S. residents, 18 years of age or older. To learn more about this prestigious organization visit www.theNAWA.org or www.nawafl.com

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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561-537-0291

Armory Art Center Offers Spring Break Camp and Monthly Art Salon

The Armory Art Center is bringing a Visiting Artist to Spring Break Camp to expand the children’s exploration of Modern Art and Crafts!  Instructor Elizabeth Thomas is a world renown author and poet. Her Camp Session will investigate masks! In nearly all cultures, masks have been worn for many reasons ( disguises, celebrations, performances, etc.).  All campers will experience interactive activities through Spring Break Camp including drawing, painting, clay, print making and more!  The Rickie Report shares the details and also invites you to the next Art Salon, featuring  “Action Re Action” presenting the artistic duo Sherryl Muriente and Béju LeJobart. There is SO MUCH to experience at the Armory Art Center, we hope you take part!

 

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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.

 

S P R I N G    B R E A K

A R T   C A M P 

AGES 4.5  – 17 

Sign up NOW for Spring Break Camp at the Armory Art Center! Go to www.armoryart.org  or Call 561.832.1776

 

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ART SALONS

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 3RD, 2015  6:30-8:30 pm

“ACTION RE ACTION”

Presented by

Sherryl Muriente and Béju Lejobart

There’s a $10 fee to attend, payable at the door

 

"Port D'Orange" by Beju

“Port D’Orange” by LeJobart

 

 

LeJobart is an artist duet, comprised of husband and wife Béju and Muriente. Individually, they create their own art, Béju as a sculptor and Muriente as a performer. Working together, Béju becomes the maker and Muriente the visionary. In unison, they write and perform short plays that demonstrate the interaction of two individuals within a couple. In large urban settings, their work translates people’s perspectives and future projections into reality, today. Their goal is to facilitate social and physical changes in the city through urban acupuncture projects that serve as a catalyst for the regeneration of dormant social networks and capital exchange.

 

 

 

 

"C'Est La Vie" with Sherryl Muriente

“C’est La Vie” with Sherryl Muriente                                                            Photo Couretsy of Robert Giordano Design215

 

Muriente tells The Rickie Report, “I am eternally in search for Tohu Bohu, the chaos within the void.”

 

 

Beju and Muriente

Beju and Muriente

 

 

Aided by her “contagious enthusiasm”, Muriente has embarked in creating collaborative cross-disciplinary live art projects under the lens of Urban Acupuncture. Through the process of grounded theory, she identifies a story or “local knowledge” from which inspiration to create a small-scale intervention serves as a catalyst to transform the larger urban context. These subtle interventions can resonate into a broader impact on the collective subconscious of those living in the city. Muriente’s creativity focuses on happenings, performance art, art installations, and live art in both solo shows and in directing others as a group in collaborative work. As an Instructor in Urban Planning at FAU, she works with students on short-term “Urban Intervention” assignments, which are 1:1 scale installation and performance pieces held outdoors in the urban landscape. As an artist, she likes to reveal and interpret the narrative found in the urban realm.

 

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Art Salon with Sherryl Muriente

 

Béju tells us, “I want to die with a smile on my face.”

 

Béju’s necessity to create is driven by the challenge of the unknown through which he expresses himself. Self-taught, he started mocking his environment by carving wooden “trompe l’oeil”. These finely detailed creations are so deceptive; they are real until you touch them. Beju would knit, melt, bend, and stitch wood, bringing it to life by carving critters. The next phase of his creativity involved considering interactions of shapes of various recycled materials, mainly stainless steel tubes and wooden pallets. This work is grounded in Descartes’ famous “Cogito ergo sum” (I think Therefore I am). Descartes explains that the simple fact of questioning our own existence proves that we do exist. Expanding from this quote, Beju’s modus operandi has become “Cogito, ergo sum, ERGO FACIO” (I think, therefore I am, THEREFORE I ACT). Dwelling on this premise, his sculptures illustrate the intricate and variable scale of involvement of Thought versus Action as they both progress in inseparable unison within us. More recently, Beju has created a much more ludic form of expression “Alley Dudes”. Born in the alley, Alley Dudes were inspired by his fascination for Paleolithic cave art found in his home country, France. Profoundly attached to the origins of human art, these PVC sculptures are a contemporary interpretation of body language through candid line forms. The power of their expression engages the viewer to complete the piece by imagining its details such as facial expressions and hand gestures.

For more information please visit: http://www.lejobart.net/

 

 

Art Salon, Beju's "Chere Maman"

Art Salon, Beju’s “Chere Maman”

 

 

ART SALONS offer stimulating conversations with other artists, in a relaxed setting. As a springboard to each of our explorations, professional artists from South Florida are invited to present their work, talk about what influenced them, and examine the work of influential artists showing in museums and galleries. Our discussions cover the gamut of contemporary art themes, including conceptual, cultural, socio/political, environmental, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and where we fit into the world of contemporary conceptual art. They’re also an opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, of professional development and the sharing of useful resources.

 

 

Salons are facilitated by Elle Schorr. Schedule of upcoming Art Salons and Videos of past Art Salon Presentations are now available at http://www.elleschorrphotography.com. “Upcoming Art Salons are also listed at http://www.armoryart.org/ArtSalons.

 

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

 

 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

City Place Becomes An Outdoor Art Gallery with Signature Art Festival

City Place welcomes back its Signature Art Festival on February 28 & March 1, 2015, offering original art, live music and a Free Art Giveaway!  150 of the finest artists in the country will showcase a wide array of artistic media including paintings, life size sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, collage, mixed media, handmade jewelry and much more. The prices will be set to suit all budgets and range from $25 handcrafted earrings to $30,000 sculptures. Admission is free and open to the public. The Rickie Report introduces you to Paul and Heidi Barron, whose glass artistry will be available. 

 

 

5th Annual CityPlace Art Fair

 

Saturday, February 28th

&

Sunday, March 1 st

 

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

CityPlace in West Palm Beach

Navigational address: 700 South Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Support the Arts and Local Community

Free and open to the public

 

 

 

 

 
The streets within this popular retail and dining destination will be closed to vehicular traffic to better accommodate festival patrons as they stroll through the vast array of art. All of the artists will be present for the duration of the show and encourage art enthusiasts to ask questions about their work.  A free art giveaway will feature the work of an exhibiting artist and no purchase will be necessary to participate.  More details will be available at the event.

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Heidi and Paul Barron

Barron Glass

Barron Glass

Heidi Barron has been working with glass for over 30 years and in the past year her husband Paul has joined her with his creative talent. They both enjoy traveling to juried art shows showing glass artistry artwork.

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Barron Glass

They tell The Rickie Report, “We call our glass process cold fusion. We use ultra violet lights to create the artwork. This process has a very strong bond and will hold glass together”.

Barron Glass

Barron Glass

“Our company is based on the belief that our customers’ needs are of the utmost importance. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals”.

 

For more information please visit:
http://www.barronglassdesign.net/About-Us.html

 

Festival At-a-Glance:

  • Juried outdoor art showcase
  • Original Art Handmade in America
  • 150 artists from different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $1,000
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Live Music
  • Free Art Giveaway

 

 

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 25 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.

 

 

For additional information on the 5th Annual CityPlace Art Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit HYPERLINK www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

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561-537-0291

Collaborations and Mixed Media Promises to Be a Mega-Event!

OSGS is inviting everyone to the Big Event! Yes, Saturday, March 7th is approaching!   The show is titled ‘Collaborations and Mixed Mediums’ and the exhibit will ring true on both genres.  The event begins at 6pm at the Center for Creative Education (CCE) located in Northwood Village. Attendees will enjoy a Red Carpet entry, Valet Parking, Live Art, Live Music, Drinks, Food and most of all Fine Art on exhibition and for sale to help support this charity. The Rickie Report looks forward to seeing you at this highlight-of-the-season event! Here are some sneak peeks and details.  Please plan to attend! Make sure to invite your friends and family. Sharing this event will only help increase awareness of the Center for Creative Education and support for Local Arts.

 

 

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“COLLABORATIONS AND MIXED MEDIUMS”

A Charitable FINE ART Exhibition

Saturday, March 7th  6 PM

Center for Creative Education (CCE)

425   25th Street   (Northwood Village)

    W.Palm Beach, FL 33407

Suggested Donation: $10. to Benefit the  CCE

 

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Jonathon Ortiz Smykla tells The Rickie Report, ” Our event was graciously accepted by the recent Continuum West Palm Beach Pop-Up Gallery by allowing us to ‘collaborate’ with them so that four, large canvas works could be worked on by some of the area’s most notable Artists.  They will be highlighted at ‘Collaborations and Mixed Mediums’ on March 7th and for the month-long exhibition duration. It’s been exciting to see the many other works that were entered for exhibition”.

 

 

"Lake Effect Diner" by Nicole Galluccio

“Lake Effect Diner”

 

“This is a Charitable Fine Art Exhibition. With a good will $10 suggested entrance donation, all works purchased during the exhibition will provide both the Charity (Center for Creative Education) and the participating Artists, funding to support the Center’s mission in helping children learn through the Arts and for our Local Artists to continue creating works of Art that rival any big-city Art Scene. Not to worry, the $10 is a small price for all that will be offered to our attendees from our supportive Sponsors”.

 

 

Detail of artwork by Andrea Huffman

Detail of artwork by Andrea Huffman

 

The CCE, Center for Creative Education (http://cceflorida.org/) is in its 20th year  of seeing their mission through to reality. They are hosting this event in their vast Gallery and Reception space located in their new building in the heart of Northwood Village. The initial phase of construction is completed and CCE is still seeking additional expansion to include a black-box theatre, expanded adult education programs, extra Art studios, and work stations. Attending the event on March 7th will provide many folks a wide view of all that the Center has to offer in terms of space, programming and community outreach.

 

Close-up of Collaboration between Steven Brouse and Caron Bowman

Close-up of Collaboration between Steven Brouse and Caron Bowman

 

There is a Blog Site dedicated to the event, detailing specifics and highlighting Sponsors as they have joined us. You can find that here:
http://collaborationsandmixedmediums.blogspot.com/

 

As of Now, Current List of Exhibiting Artists

Gary Antonio
Ilene Adams
Carolyn Austin
Christian Bentall
Deborah Bigeleisen
Caron Bowman
Steven Brouse
Anthony Burks, Sr.
Pamela Carman
Megan Castellon
Robert Catapano
Michael Claren
Dugg Desjardins
Gregory Dillard
Reed Dixon
Judy Eisinger
Tammy Frand
Nicole Galluccio
Durga Garcia
Janet Gold
Jeff Green
Deborah Gregg
Anthony Hernandez
Andrea Huffman
Irene Jalowayski
Bill Jones
Helen Kagan
Mark Lesser
Eduardo Mendieta
Craig McInnis
Susan Oakes
Evelyn Ortiz Smykla
Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla
Juan Plaza
James Rabidoux
Patricia Schwimmer
Judith Shah
Joanne Slattery
Edward Trujillo
Betty Wilson
Liz Wisewood
and more!!

 

 

"City of Light"

“City of Light” by Helen Kagan

Featured Sponsors that will be making this event the best it can be!

Anonymous Donor (Red Carpet)
ATB Fine Artists (Continuum Gallery)
ChrisArt Creations (Northwood Village)
C-Keys Recording and Vinyl (Northwood Village)
CRA (West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency)
Easel Art Supply (West Palm Beach, Lake Park)
Harold’s Coffee Lounge (Northwood Village)
Lot 23 (Northwood Village)
Onli Premium Sparkling Beverages
OSGS Gallery (Northwood Village)
Preferred Parking Table 427 (Northwood Village)

 

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For any specific questions about the event, directions to the Center for Creative Education or general inquiries

Please contact the Host Gallery:

OSGS (Ortiz-Smykla | Gallery-Studio) at OSGSart@hotmail.com, ATTN: Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla
http://www.osgsart.com/

 or

Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio
p: 561-833-2223
e: OSGSart@hotmail.com
www.OSGSart.com
Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Public Welcome to “Art Matters” Exhibition by National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), Florida Chapter

The National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (NAWA), Florida Chapter presents a multi-media exhibition titled ART MATTERS at Northwood University, Florida Campus from February 23, 2015 – May 8, 2015.  Renowned local artists photographer/painter Emalee Andre and glass artist/gallery owner Betty Wilson are the Exhibit co-chairs. Ms. Andre has exhibited her work and won awards in numerous juried shows throughout Palm Beach County, and Ms. Wilson is known for her Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach and her acclaimed Artisans on the Avenue in Lake Worth.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and the details. 

 

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National Association of Women Artists, Inc.

Florida Chapter

Presents

“ART MATTERS”

A Multi Media Exhibition

Opening Public Reception/Awards

Tuesday, March 3rd     3:00 – 5:00 PM

Exhibition takes place February 23 – May 8, 2015

Northwood University  

Jeanette Hare Gallery

2600 N. Military Trail         West Palm Beach

 

 

"Upriver" by Lynn Morgan

“Upriver” by Lynn Morgan

 

The National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (NAWA), Florida Chapter presents a multi-media exhibition titled ART MATTERS at Northwood University, Florida Campus from February 23, 2015 – May 8, 2015. The show will take place in the Jeanette Hare Gallery, 2600 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach.

 

"It's A Small World" by Lore Baer

“It’s A Small World” by Lore Baer

 

 

The exhibit opens on Monday, February 23, 2015, and a public reception will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 3 to 5 PM at which time First, Second, Third Place, and Judge’s Recognition awards will be announced.

 

"Tassart Encounter" by Antanaska

“Encounter” by Atanaska Tassart

 

 

Renowned local artists photographer/painter Emalee Andre and glass artist/gallery owner Betty Wilson are the Exhibit co-chairs. Ms. Andre has exhibited her work and won awards in numerous juried shows throughout Palm Beach County, and Ms. Wilson is known for her Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach and her acclaimed Artisans on the Avenue in Lake Worth.

 

"Gold Baby Boy" by Janet Gold

“Gold Baby Boy” by Janet Gold

 

 

 

The two NAWA members have put together a wonderful show that should not be missed. Judith Carlin, Durga Garcia, Lynn Morgan, Lore Baer, Karen H. Salup, Jean Goddeau, Maxine Schreiber, Roberta Millman-Ide, Shirley Camhi Goldblatt, Janet Gold, Penny G. Seldin, Helene Kleiner, Nadine Meyers Saitlin, and Atanaska Tassart are some of the accomplished artists whose work will be on display.

 

"Dancing Waters" by Karen H Salup

“Dancing Waters” by Karen H Salup

 

 

 

Established in 1889, NAWA is the oldest professional women’s fine arts group in the United States. Founded in New York City, the not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization fosters public awareness and interest in visual art created by women, and it empowers, supports, and encourages women artists. The Florida Chapter of NAWA was the first regional chapter in the country. All artists wishing to join the Florida Chapter must first be juried into the Association Headquarters in New York City.

"Lil Red & The Wolf" by Goddeau

“Lil Red & The Wolf” by Jean Goddeau

NAWA welcomes applications from professional women artists as well as emerging and student artists who are U.S. citizens and/or permanent U.S. residents, 18 years of age or older. To learn more about this prestigious organization visit www.theNAWA.org   or www.nawafl.com, and don’t forget to attend the Northwood University reception on March 3rd.

 

 

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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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Wellington Art Society Features Emmanuel Gonzales’ Art at Whole Foods Gallery

There will be a reception at Wellington Whole Foods Gallery on Friday, February 20, 2015  from 6:30-8 PM for well known local artist Emmanuel Gonzalez, a member of the Wellington Art Society. The event is co-hosted by Whole Foods  and WAS with live music, delicious appetizers and wine. Emmanuel explores the past and the present through realism and portraiture depicting American icons that are influential, recognizable images. Some are relevant to specific ethnic and social groups and viewers will experience these images differently, depending on their emotional and social perceptions. He works in pencil, pastels, oils, acrylic and watercolor to create movement and energy to bring intimacy to large scale pieces.  The Rickie Report gives you some sneak peeks here.

 

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Artist’s Reception Honoring

Emmanuel Gonzales

Friday, February 20, 2015

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market cafe

2635 SR7   Wellington, FL

 

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The Whole Foods Market on SR7 in Wellington has a large cafe, lined with windows which offer nice natural lighting. It’s a perfect setting to display art and Wellington Art Society is pleased to partner with Whole Foods to bring this show to the community. Whole Foods will provide music, hot and cold appetizers, and drinks. A five-dollar donation is requested which goes to benefit the art society’s scholarship fund. RSVP to Whole Foods 561.904.4000

 

Painting by Emmanuel Gonzales

Painting by Emmanuel Gonzales

 

 

 

Emmanuel Gonzales has had a strong presence in the in the south Florida art scene since his graduation from Palm Beach Atlantic College in 2001. He has a bold and edgy style fusing together collage, pencil, pastel and oils to create strong imagery that consistently makes a statement. His work has been seen in various juried shows and galleries in Palm Beach County and Orlando. Most recently he has displayed at the Voight Gallery on Palm Beach Island, OSGS Gallery in Northwood, and currently at the Brewhouse Gallery displaying quite a few examples of his work. 

 

 

 

Painting by Emmanuel Gonzales

Painting by Emmanuel Gonzales

 

 

Emmanuel explores the past and present through realism and portraiture. His body of work includes a growing retrospective of American icons, where each piece is presented as a fragment in a larger American patchwork. He tells The Rickie Report, “Individually, my subjects attempt to characterize the social climate at a given moment in history. They are influential, recognizable images; relevant within specific ethnic and social groups. Some subjects are foreign to others outside of a particular group or generation. Just as one group identifies emotionally with a particular image through a shared social lens, outsiders will experience these images differently. The “recognition factor” of my subjects reaffirms the identity and unique cultural perspective of a specific group while simultaneously establishing an ”otherness” in viewers outside of a given group. I use pencil, pastels, oil, and watercolor to create movement and energy to bring intimacy to large-scale pieces with an attention to subtleties often refined through detailed pencil work”.

 

 

 

Emmanuel's painting at ArtPalmBeach/Art Synergy 2014

Emmanuel’s painting at ArtPalmBeach/Art Synergy 2014

 

The pop-up show “Continuum” in downtown West Palm Beach displayed a variety of his paintings during ArtPalmBeach/Art Synergy2014. Most notably, his “Keys to the Cities” piano project entitled “Waiting in Vain” graced passersby with impromptu concerts in downtown Lake Worth. Emmanuel also participated in Orlando’s “Rock the Box” where he was selected to paint a newspaper box for the Orlando weekly. Catch a glimpse of Emmanuel’s work at the Boynton Beach Arts District where he showcases some of his murals. Most recently, Emmanuel was honored by being commissioned to paint Florida State Senator Marco Rubio’s portrait to grace the Senator’s Washington office.

 

Commissioned Painting by Emmanuel Gonzales

Commissioned Painting by Emmanuel Gonzales

 

 

 Emmanuel’s SOLO Shows include: 2015 Whole Foods artist, 2014 Harold’s Coffee Shop (Northwood, FL), 2014 Autumn Skye Art Gallery and Custom Tattoo (W.Palm Beach, FL), 2009 Fine Art at West Best Gallery, (Downtown W.Palm Beach, FL), 2008 Zentra, Sky 60 (Downtown Orlando, FL), 2007 Redlight-Redlight (Winter Park, FL), 2007 Winter Park Public Library (Winter Park, FL), 2004 St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church (Boynton Beach, FL), 2003 The Carlisle of Palm Beach (Manalapan, FL), 2002 Governors Club of the Palm Beaches (W. Palm Beach, FL), 2002 Allan Kent Collectibles (W.Palm Beach, FL), 2001 Senior Show with Sheila Mercado (Palm Beach Atlantic University, W.Palm Beach, FL).  Emmanuel has been in over 21 juried Exhibitions, taking awards at many.

 

Painting by Emmanuel Gonzales

Painting by Emmanuel Gonzales

 

Beside his commission for Senator Marco Rubio, Emmanuel has been commissioned to create a 27 x 4 foot mural at the W. Palm Beach Fire Department, Station 1. He also designed the website for author Helen Rosburg, www.helenrosburg.com and Illustrated “This Is The Book of Arabesque” for author Helen Rosburg.  Emmanuel created the Cover art for Gary Davis’ film “The Nubian Vampire” and Poster and brochure for Gary Davis film “she is a spy too?”.  His work can be found in numerous Private Collections including: The Chesterfield Hotel, (Palm Beach,FL), Friars Club, New York, (N.Y.), Jim Towey, Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, Palm Beach Collector, Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA), Helen Rosberg (Wrigley Heir).  Emmanuel’s concern with the welfare of the general community is shown through his Donations of artwork to worthy non-profit organizations.

 

 

 

For more information about Emmanuel Gonzales’ artistry please visit:
www.Emmanuelart.com
www.facebook.com/Artbyemmanuel
emmanuelart@gmail.com

 

 

 Wellington Art Society

Founded in 1981, The Wellington Art Society is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to share their work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art. The Wellington Art Society is open to any resident in Palm Beach County. Membership forms will be available if you would like to become a member. A 501(c)(3) charitable organization, its mission is to educate and encourage originality and productivity among its members and area youth through programs designed to further the advancement of cultural endeavors in Palm Beach County.

 

 

For more information please visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org, wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com

 

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561-537-0291

World Renown Artist, David Hayes’ Sculptures in Northwood

Thirteen large steel sculptures by noted Connecticut artist David Hayes will grace the Northwood Village shopping district of West Palm Beach for a year.  Northwood Village, located in northern West Palm Beach, is an oasis of restaurants, galleries and pedestrian friendly shops. The district has enjoyed a resurgence as a foodie destination in recent years, capped now by an exuberant display of outdoor sculpture. The Rickie Report suggests you stop by a little earlier for that dinner reservation, to take in all that Northwood has to offer!

 

 

 

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Jon Ward, Executive Director of the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), states that “This brings an exciting, world-class display of modern sculpture to one of West Palm Beach’s most charming neighborhood shopping centers.” Northwood Village, located in northern West Palm Beach, is an oasis of restaurants, galleries and pedestrian friendly shops. The district has enjoyed a resurgence as a foodie destination in recent years, capped now by an exuberant display of outdoor sculpture.

 

 

The artwork will be sited outside of stores and shops in Northwood Village. Sculptures will be strategically placed on sidewalks, open spaces, grassy fields and courtyards where people walk on their way to work and shop. Artist David Hayes previously commented: “I like placing sculpture where people may view them on their own terms. It is important to bring artwork to public areas where anybody may enjoy it at their leisure.”

 

 

Son of the sculptor and exhibit curator John Hayes says that the exhibited artwork is part of a traveling museum exhibition and planning for this tour has been going on for over a year. Hayes worked closely with Jon Ward, who previously served on the Board of the Florida Council for Arts and Culture and had spearheaded major outdoor sculpture exhibitions in the region.
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The sculptures are all created from welded steel plate and are designed for long-term public art exposure. The show consists of a variety of the artists’ different phases, including some screen pieces as well as iconic totems and even one hanging piece. Hayes selected to paint the pieces either in a semi-gloss black finish or bright multi-colors, depending on the feeling of the sculpture. The exhibition enjoys strong support from the community, including the village’s numerous residents and store owners.

 

 

The late artist enjoyed a six-decade long reputation as one of America’s great contemporary sculptors and has work included in the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum plus over 100 institutional collections across the country. He also designed jewelry for Pierre Cardin while living in Paris.

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FEBRUARY 14, 2015
FREE GUIDED TOURS STARTS AT 6:00PM & 7:30PM

HISTORICAL NORTHWOOD VILLAGE ART WALK
GUIDED GALLERY TOUR
Second Saturday Each Month

CALL 561-506-4108 To reserve your space!

 

A one & half hour guided walking tour of West Palm Beach’s Center for Art that occurs the second Saturday of each month. Our guides take you into the heart of what has quickly become a vibrant art district offering an eclectic mix of gallery spaces, boutique shops and favorite local restaurants. The tour focuses on the exhibited art within a number of the galleries found throughout Historic Northwood Village. The art includes a generous mix of local, national, and international artist, both emerging and established. While you sip a taste of wine and enjoy appetizers our artists will present demos and lectures on art related topics. This is an opportunity to see the latest in art trends and add to your own collections. Each visit is sure to offer something different and something for everyone.

ALL GUIDED TOURS STARTS 6PM SIGN UP EARLY SPACE IS LIMITED TO 16 PEOPLE IF WE RECEIVE MORE THAN 16 PEOPLE WE WILL ADD A SECOND TOUR.

FEBUARY 14, 2015
FREE GUIDED TOURS STARTS AT 6:00PM & 7:30PM

SPACE LIMITED TO 16 PEOPLE PER GUIDED TOUR
(MORE TOURS WILL BE ADDED BY POPULAR DEMAND)

**PRIVATE GROUP TOURS AVAILABLE BY REQUEST NO LATER THAN 5 DAYS PRIOR TO THE SECOND SATURDAY
CALL 561-506-4108 TO BOOK YOUR PARTY

 

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This is the first time that the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has mounted an exhibit of this importance. “As the first in a proposed series of bi-annual sculpture shows, we are pretty excited about this,” notes CRA Director Jon Ward. “People will see this artwork over a year’s time and it enhances Northwood Village’s reputation as an arts and cultural center, featuring 11 independent art galleries and a number of design shops.”

 

 

Northwood Village is located one mile North of Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., between Broadway and Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. For more information: visit www.facebook.com/northwoodvillage and www.northwoodvillage.org. Karen Grosser, 561.822.1551 kgrosser@rma.us.com.

 

 

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Judith Shah’s Artistry Exhibiting at OSGS, Just Back from NYC

Judith Shah is currently exhibiting at OSGS Gallery.  Her art work is fresh from her New York exhibition titled ‘Vibrancy of Intuition’ at the Walter Wickiser Gallery and her work is highly collectible.  Most recently, Judith’s art was seen at Art Palm Beach in the Art Synergy2015 booth.  The Rickie Report shares a few images and urges you to stop by, as her work will be at OSGS for a short while.  

 

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 500 Northwood Road   West Palm Beach, FL

 

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Features:

 Judith Shah

 Reception:

Friday,  February 20, 2015

6 – 8 pm

 

MEET THE ARTIST

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OSGS Gallery, located in the trendy arts and food district in Northwood village is featuring artist Judith Shah in an opening artist’s reception on Friday, February 20 from 6:000 to 8:00PM. Join us for Light Hors d’oeuvres and an Artist Meet and Greet and to see original paintings by Judith Shah.

 

"Blue" by Judith Shah (30 x 30)

“Blue” by Judith Shah (30 x 30)

 

Working in painting, printmaking and sculpture, Judith describes her work as “My non-objective paintings celebrate the vibrancy of intuitive marks that seem to develop from the subconscious. As I apply collage and acrylic paint the layers gently camouflage the flowing forms taking shape and multiplying”.

 

 

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“In recent works I take cues from legendary abstract expressionists and color field painters, carefully laying down choice collage papers, dripping paint and using engaging chroma. These fresh works are idiosyncratically strong and are either of subtle tones or delightfully rich in color.”

 

 

"Orange Flicker" by Judith Shah (30 x 30)

“Orange Flicker” by Judith Shah (30 x 30)

 

 

Judith studied fine arts at Boston University where she received both her bachelor and Master of Fine Arts  degree. She had shown extensively in both the greater Boston area and South Florida. You can see more of her work at www.judithshah.com.

 

 

Judith Shah's painting at Art Palm Beach Art Synergy2015 Booth

Judith Shah’s painting at Art Palm Beach Art Synergy2015 Booth

 

About OSGS

Art runs in the veins of gallery curators Evelyn and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla. OSGS, is the embodiment of their love of art, and for sharing the work of talented artists. On any given day, a visit to their gallery sends guests crossing paths with a variety of works in many mediums that include modern-art paintings, sculptures, and home wares. But the team also does their own creating inside the studio: custom framing is available with a large number of options for materials, glass, matting, and mounting. The gallery also brings in guest speakers for the Bring Your Own Chair lecture series, whose dates are published on the gallery’s website. The gallery is located at 500 Northwood Road in West Palm Beach.

 

 

 

Visit our website for more information about the gallery visit: http://www.osgsart.com/
Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla
OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio
p: 561-833-2223
OSGSart@hotmail.com
www.OSGSart.com
http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

 

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