Call For “Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition III”

ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC (ATB) in partnership with Center for Creative Education (CCE) is hosting a Harlem Renaissance-style art exhibition displaying visual artists of African Diaspora. The African Diaspora concept is based on the historical background of the individual artists. The concept of art itself does not have to be in reflection of the diaspora.  The Rickie Report shares this Call For Entries and the details.

 

 

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Call to Artists

Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition III

 

  •   Venue: Center for Creative Education Gallery 425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
  •   Curators: ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC
  •   Host: Center for Creative Education
  •   Fee: No charge
  •   25 Artists needed
  •   Commission: 60/40 Artist/CCE & ATB
  •   Date of event: September 3, -October 21, 2016
  •   Deadline for submission: July 15, 2016
  •   Eligibility:
    1. Reside or represented regionally in the State of Florida
    2. Must be a living artist
    3. Must be 18 years or older
    4. Open to visual artists of African Descent (historically).
    5. All artists must submit three images for review. (JPEG, TIFF, or PDF). Images cannot besmaller than 150dpi- 300dpi max. Must provide an artist CV. Send via www.dropbox.com to collaboration@atbfineartists.com ONLY. Any work not submitted in this format, will be disqualified.
    6. Painting, photography, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, (Jewelry artists are responsible for display for its protection. Facility does not have jewelry cases)
  •   Ineligibility:
    1. Nudity

    1. Art work exhibited previously in one of the two Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibitions
    2. Representation of a deceased artists or estates of a deceased artist.

 

collaboration :(n) the act of working jointly

Collaboration started as a showcase of artists, presented in homes, businesses and other alternative spaces allowing artwork to be viewed by clients in a realistic or unusual environment. It allows the artists to intermingle with buyers one on one and develop a personal relationship with the public at large.

 

ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC (ATB) in partnership with Center for Creative Education (CCE) is hosting a Harlem Renaissance-style art exhibition displaying visual artists of African Diaspora. The African Diaspora concept is based on the historical background of the individual artists. The concept of art itself does not have to be in reflection of the diaspora.

 

If the artist’s work is accepted for the show, please note the following:

  •   The artist will be emailed a copy of the contract. It must be filled out and signed with the consignment information. The artist must have it the day of delivery of their art.
  •   If the submitted artwork becomes unavailable, the artist must contact the curators immediately. A replacement similar to the style can be viewed. The curators have the right to accept or reject the new work. Work cannot previously have been exhibited in a Collaboration: African Exhibition (2013 and 2015)
  •   The artist agrees to provide quality and tasteful work that best represents the format of the venue. Note: CCE provides a learning environment for ages 5-adult.
  •   All art must be ready to hang or install. The curators and coordinator can reject any work if not presentation ready. (Must be framed or have hanging devices, be gallery wrapped and edges treated and painted. No cracks, sloppy edges, or incomplete work will be accepted.) Weight maximum for hanging work cannot exceed 40lbs. Maximum dimension are 4’x4’. Artwork must be labeled on the back with Artist’s Name, Title of artwork, medium, dimensions and price.
  •   Work must be delivered either by the artist or a representative on the following dates:
    August 24 or 25 between 10am-4pm. Hanging day is August 26. If you ship or carrier your work to the venue, it is the artist responsibility to package their art work properly and provide all the signed paperwork as well as shipping documents to have art work reshipped at the cost of the artist if the art does not sell. (Also, see #6 below for Unclaimed work.)
  •   Artist’s work will be contracted to stay at CCE until October 21, 2016 and cannot be removed prior to that date.
  •   Please read CCE’s liability and security information below.

 

 

 

1. CCE Liability and Security: CCE is not responsible for theft or damage. CCE will care for all artworks herein by all reasonable efforts. CCE is also not responsible for loss from forces of nature (ex., Hurricane, Flooding). Artist is responsible for his/her own property insurance.
2. Warranty. The Artist hereby warrants that he/she created and possesses unencumbered title to the Artworks, and that their descriptions are true and accurate.

3. Duration of Consignment. The Artist, Atb and CCE agree that the initial term of consignment for the Artworks is to be exhibition specific, and that the Artist will not request their return before the end of this term. Also, see #5 for removal specifics.

ATTENTION – IMPORTANT WEATHER DISASTER NOTIFICATION: In the event of an impending natural disaster such as named Tropical Storms and/or Hurricanes by which it has been advised evacuations have been determined each artist is responsible for collecting their own pieces and moving them to safe storage no less than two days prior to the oncoming storm/hurricane in order to allow CCE staff to take their own security measures to protect property and equipment held at the Gallery.

4. Fiduciary Responsibilities. Title to each of the Artworks remains with the Artist until the Artist has been paid the full amount owing him or her for the Artworks; title then passes directly to the purchaser. All proceeds from the sale of the Artworks shall be paid to the Artist at the end of the contract consignment. Commercial General Liability coverage. CCE carries Arch Insurance. This insurance (as with all similarly located galleries and insurance companies nationwide save those that insure established museum art pieces) does not apply to individual pieces of art at CCE. Artists who exhibit their pieces at CCE are responsible for insuring their work.

5. Removal from Gallery. CCE shall not lend out or remove artwork from the premises, without first obtaining written permission from the Artist. Artist may not remove work from the gallery during consignment dates without obtaining written permission from CCE.
6. Unclaimed artwork for a period of 1 year from the end of the artists closing contract date will become property of CCE.

For more information:

 

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703 39th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

561-714-6674

info@atbfineartists.com

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Armory Art Salon Features Artist Sri Prabha’s Mixed Media Installations, Videos, Sculptural Paintings And Photo Based Works

Sri Prabha is a mixed media artist using installations, video, sculptural paintings, and photo based works. Named “Best Visual Artist 2015” and “10 Visual Artists You Need to Know”(2016) by Broward Palm Beach New Times, he will be presenting at the next Armory Art Salon on Tuesday, May 3rd. His work synthesizes possibilities across ecology, geology, and science in general. Sri travels the world to conduct research connecting geological identities, man’s drive for scientific exploration, and humanity’s connection to The Universe. Facilitated by Elle Schorr, the public is invited for stimulating discussion. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to attend this networking opportunity.

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER LIBRARY

AT THE ART SALON

 

 

TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016

6:30 – 8:30 pm

PRESENTS:

SRI PRABHA:

“Art as a Conduit to the Interconnected Cosmos: Synthesizing the Possibilities across Ecology, Geology And Science”

 

 

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“The Night Lands” by Sri Prabha

 

 

$10 fee to attend may be paid at the door

Snacks or drinks to share would be much appreciated

 

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“Outpost” Installation by Sri Prabha

 

 

 

Sri travels the world to conduct research connecting geological identities, man’s drive for scientific exploration, and humanity’s connection to The Universe. He questions “where are we going and how will we get there?”, and states: “Conscious and subconscious connections are visualized and expressed through art as a conduit to the interconnected cosmos.”

 

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“Orbiting Cathedrals” Installation by Sri Prabha

 

 

 

Sri integrates into his aesthetic process tenants of geography, nature, time, human origins, and the cosmos. He illuminates new possibilities and reconciles the old and new by synthesizing deeper understandings of our relationship to the natural world. He asks how our intellectual understandings compare with our emotional responses to these discoveries.

 

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“Shadow Dancer” by Sri Prabha

 

 

 

Sri originally came to the US from Hyderabad, India. His artistic training includes a B.A. in Studio Arts at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University, San Francisco. Recent shows include the South Florida survey show “100+Degrees in the Shade”, an expansive SOLO installation at Young at Art Museum, and an immersive space outpost installation at The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. He has also exhibited work at The Deering Estate, Boca Raton Museum of Art, pop up installations at the Dupont Building, the Ingraham Building, downtown Hollywood, FAT Village and public art video installations in the streets of Fort Lauderdale.

 

 

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“Crystal Beacon Rover” Installation by Sri Prabha

 

 

 

 

 

Sri’s awards include inclusion in The Photo Review Competition Issue (2015), Broward Artists grant, Brush Creek Arts Foundation in Wyoming, and National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center artists’ residency. He received the Innovative Artist Award at Fraker Scott Gallery, and the Juror’s Award from Smithsonian Affiliate, Annmarie Sculpture and Arts Center. His videos were shown in Resfest, garnered the Ford Motion in Drive video award, and his title design work was shown on PBS. He teaches photography and mixed media at NSU Museum of Art, and taught at Film Arts Foundation and Expression Center for New Media in San Francisco. His works are in several private collections in Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Miami, New York, Washington, DC, and Copenhagen. Sri lives in Hollywood, Florida and spends a considerable amount of time engaging in research across the world.

 

 

 

http://www.sriprabha.com/

 

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Photo by Sri Prabha 

Salons are facilitated by Elle Schorr. Schedules of upcoming Art Salons and Videos of past Art Salon Presentations are now available at: http://www.elleschorrphotography.com/salon-schedule.php

 

For more information about the Armory Art Center’s classes, workshops, exhibits and facilities:

www.armoryart.org

 

 

ART SALONS offer stimulating conversations with other artists in the community. 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. 

 

 

 

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS:

NEW LOCATION: All Salons meet in the Library of the Armory Art Center, 1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 3340, in the historic Art Deco Armory building to the left of the garden.

If you’re driving North on I-95, turn right/ east on Belvedere Blvd. Turn left at the light on to Parker Avenue. Continue north to Park Place, just before the fire station. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.

If you’re driving South on I-95, turn left / east on Okeechobee Blvd. Turn right on Parker Ave, just before the Convention Center. Continue south past the fire station and turn left on Park Place. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.

 

 

 

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Center For Creative Education Presents Teaching Artistry Workshop By Susan Thomasson Of The Lincoln Center Education

The Center for Creative Education presents a “Teaching Artistry Workshop” by Susan Thomasson, of the Lincoln Center Education, NY on Monday, May 2nd in the evening. In keeping with the spirit of teaching artistry as experiential, the workshop will feature a hands-on exploration of teaching artist practice, providing a concrete example of how teaching artistry can be applied in a variety of settings: skills-based teaching, classroom curriculum integration, trans-disciplinary projects, community-based work, and therapeutic applications. Workshops participants will learn about the larger teaching artist community, opportunities for professional development, and new possibilities for connecting and deepening their work.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up – and share this with another teacher!

 

 

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425 24th St., West Palm Beach, FL 33407

 

 

“Teaching Artistry Workshop”

by Susan Thomasson,

Of the Lincoln Center Education, NY

 

Monday, May 2, 2016

5:30  to  8:00pm

 

 

 

 

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Workshop Fee: $10.00 (complimentary for CCE teaching artists).

Open to the Public.

Refreshments will be provided.
Registration Fee can be found and paid at: http://cceflorida.org/professional-development/

Contact: Olga M. Vazquez at olgav@cceflorida.org or 561-805-9927

About the Workshop:

What is a teaching artist? Where and with whom do they work? What are the skills, processes, and perspectives teaching artists bring from their art forms to a broader public? Since the term “teaching artist” was first used at Lincoln Center Institute in the 1970’s, teaching artists have been working in varied settings around the world, and teaching artistry has emerged as a profession with an international community of practitioners.

 

 

 

 

 

This workshop will illuminate the fundamental artistic and creative skills used by teaching artists and identify the various contexts in which they work. In keeping with the spirit of teaching artistry as experiential, the workshop will feature a hands-on exploration of teaching artist practice, providing a concrete example of how teaching artistry could be applied in a variety of settings: skills-based teaching, classroom curriculum integration, trans-disciplinary projects, community-based work, and therapeutic applications. Workshops participants will learn about the larger teaching artist community, opportunities for professional development, and new possibilities for connecting and deepening their work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Workshop Leader:

 

 

Susan Thomasson, dancer/choreographer, holds a BFA degree from the University of Utah, where she served an apprenticeship with Repertory Dance Theatre. She has performed a wide variety of modern dance styles, dancing and touring with the companies of Kathryn Posin, Raymond Johnson, Bill T. Jones, Bill Evans, and Rosalind Newman. She was a soloist with Anna Sokolow’s Players’ Project, performing nationally and internationally with the company, and assisting in reconstruction of Ms. Sokolow’s repertory. Susan also tours a solo/duet concert of Pilobolus Dance Theatre’s work, originally created for Lincoln Center Institute. In addition to her own work, she performs with Claire Porter, Elissaveta Iordanova and Mark DeGarmo.

 

 

 

 

She was among a group of artists who pioneered aesthetic education at Lincoln Center Institute (now Lincoln Center Education), and has been involved in the development of many of the Institute’s national affiliates as a performer, teaching artist, and consultant. She has been a faculty member of Brooklyn College, the Rutgers University system, Hofstra University, Manhattanville College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, the University of Northern Iowa and Brooklyn’s Berkeley Carroll School. In addition to Lincoln Center and many independent teaching residencies, she is a teaching artist and master teacher for the 92nd St. Y, NY City Center, the Joyce Theater, the NY and NJ State Councils on the Arts and Theater Development Fund. Susan has served as a mentor for Arts Achieve, a Federal arts innovation research project for the NYC DOE, and mentors Lincoln Center Scholars at Hunter College. Currently, she is also education director for Mark DeGarmo Dance. Susan is a faculty member of the Dance Conservatory at Purchase College and the Hunter College graduate program in dance education (Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susan’s choreography ranges from work incorporating live percussion to literature-based dance/theatre pieces, to work blending movement with poetry and text. She received a Choreography Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for 2011/12. Her work has been presented at DanceNow, NY’s 40Up Series, Dance Theater Workshop, the 92 Street Y’s Harkness Dance Series, the American Dance Guild, the Barishnikov Arts Center, NY International Fringe Festival, Flea Theater, New York’s Riverside Dance Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, Hopkins Theatre at Dartmouth College, and Iowa’s Cedar Arts Forum. Recent projects include a commission from the University of Nebraska’s Lied Center for an evening-length dance/theatre/music work, dances inspired by her grandmother’s baking, hand gestures, and comic work based in the struggles of modern life – traveling, getting lost, power, language.

 

 

 

 

 

She was a contributing writer to a biography of Ms. Sokolow, which won the 1992 Torre del Bueno literature prize. A frequent master teacher and panelist, she writes arts and arts education materials for Lincoln Center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and music publisher Silver Burdett. In 2006, Susan received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Teaching Artists and the New York State Council on the Arts and a Governor’s Award in the Arts from the state of New Jersey.

 

Workshop Fee: $10.00 (complimentary for CCE teaching artists).

Open to the Public.

Refreshments will be provided.
Registration Fee can be found and paid at: http://cceflorida.org/professional-development/

Contact: Olga M. Vazquez at olgav@cceflorida.org or 561-805-9927

 

 

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Call For Entries To “All Florida”, As The Box Gallery Announces Upcoming Grand Opening

Rolando Chang Barrero will open his third gallery in 5 years. The Box Gallery slated to open on June 3-5, 2016 is a 4,000 square feet multi-media exhibition space that will serve the art community and art patrons with world class exhibitions, projections, performance art, and installation art.  The Box Gallery will have a Grand Opening from June 3 through June 5th. The Rickie Report includes a REMINDER To Artists: There is still time to apply to “All Florida” and be part of this new gallery!  We share the details of how to apply here.

 

 

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The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road     West Palm Beach, FL 33405
786-521-1199
PalmBeachFineArtGallery@gmail.com

 

 

Grand Opening Reception

June 3 – 5, 2016

 

 

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Artist and Curator, Rolando Chang Barrero

Opens The Box Gallery in West Palm Beach

 

 

 

 

The 3 day grand opening of the gallery will showcase the potential and the possibilities of the space. Beginning on June 3rd the space will spotlight the “All Florida Exhibition”, the exhibition continues on June 4th with a series of projections and performances. On Sunday a “Think Tank” is expected to gather writers, visual artists, and curators to discuss the future of the space and the benefits to the community.

 

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Currently there is an All Media Art Call for professional artists of Florida, for more information about the ALL FLORIDA EXHIBITION send requests to PalmBeachFineArtGallery@gmail.com

 

ALL FLORIDA EXHIBITION 2016
BOX GALLERY

Application Dates:
March 20, 2016-May 1, 2016

Application Fee: $25.00 per submission.

Notification Date:
May 10, 2016

ALL FLORIDA Exhibition 2016, June 3-26, 2016 is a multi media exhibition and sale of exceptional work created and made by professional artists from the State of Florida. The All Florida Exhibition is the Inaugural Exhibition of the Box Gallery. VIP Reception and programing will be presented throughout the exhibition dates June 3-24, 2016.

*Some performances and presentations will be scheduled on June 3rd and 4th and/or on June 10-11, and/or June 17-18

All artists wishing to participate are required to submit an application to the The Box Gallery and must apply online.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

ALL FLORIDA EXHIBITION 2016 is open to all professional artists who reside and work in the State of Florida working in the following mediums:

  • Visual Art: 2D, 3D ,4D (Kinetic-Movement , sound, light)
  • Performance Art, Video, Film, and Musical Performance
  • All work under 10 feet in height will be considered.
  • Artist may be responsible for installation of their work depending on complexity.

All artists wishing to participate are required to submit an application and must apply online.

The non-refundable fee for the online application is $25
per submission as follows:
2D works one image per work
3D works 2 images per work

Kinetic work, sound installations, video, film, performance art, and music must send 1 link and support material.

The deadline to apply is May 1, 2016.

All work to be exhibited must be well conceived, expertly executed, and arrive ready to hang or professionally presented.
All work should reflect the individuality of the artist or group presenting.

NO GICLEES

Photography, lithographs, works created in series, etc must be numbered and accompanied by certificate of authenticity by artist.

Notification of acceptance to the exhibition will be sent via email on or before May 10, 2016.
All work must be delivered to The Box Gallery within 10 days of notification of acceptance and must be picked up from The Box Gallery on June 26, 2016.

Works not picked within a 10 day grace period; July 6, 2016, will incur a $10 storage fee starting from June 26 up to July 16, 2016 which must be paid at time of pick up. All work left after July 16, 2016 becomes the property of The Box Gallery and may be donated, sold, or dispersed of.

A contract and other forms will be sent to those accepted into the ALL FLORIDA EXHIBITION 2016.

Please double check to make sure you have entered an up-to-date email address on your application.

**All submitted 2D or hanging works must be wired and ready for hanging, loose flat work not framed (I.e. prints, photographs, etc.) will not be acceptable entries.**
CATEGORIES
2D, 3D, 4D (Kinetic/Time Based), Sound, Video/Film, Music, and Performance Art
ENTRY RULES

The images submitted must fully reflect the work to be exhibited in the gallery.

An artist who works in more than one media category, must submit an application in each category.

If one application is accepted, only that work in that category will be exhibited.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

IMAGES and FOLDERS VIA Drop Box

Drop Box Link should be emailed to: PalmBeachFineArtGallery@gmail.com
Drop Box Folder Must Be Labeled in this manner:

MAIN FOLDER: ALL FLA EXHIBIT YOUR NAME

3 SUB FOLDERS: IMAGES, LINKS, ARTIST INFO

IMAGES FOLDER
All image files must be labeled with: artist name_title_size.jpg or they will not be considered.
Each individual or group may submit a max. of 3 separate works for consideration.
File format: JPEG only
File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
File resolution: 300 dpi
File size:no lager than 5” x 7”
Price list of all work submitted (Gallery will retains 50% commission on all sales)
In such case where performances. special presentations and or screenings a donation may be suggested and split with artist or group 50/50.

LINKS FOLDER
PDF with links and Support Materials
ARTIST INFO FLODER
C.V.
Artist Statement
Your Photo High Resolution
Bibliography of reviews and press

Curator’s selections are based on the level of technical skill, quality of workmanship, and originality of design as represented in the images submitted.

Online Payment:
Payments Online can be made at PayPal.com to PalmBeachFineArtGallery@gmail.com

Mail-In Payment:
Send a Check, payable to The Box Gallery. to:

The Box Gallery
c/o Rolando Chang Barrero
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
SECURITY
The Box Gallery will be provided reasonable security (alarm when closed, personnel while gallery is open) on the premises at 811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, Florida throughout the exhibition, however, each artist exhibits at his or her own risk and should carry appropriate insurance. The Box Gallery will not be held responsible for damage, theft, or loss of your work.

 

 

About Rolando Chang Barrero:

Rolando Chang Barrero is a working professional artist, curator, and entrepreneur. He maintains a working studio at the Boynton Beach Art District and is the sole proprietor of ActivistArtistA Gallery in Boynton Beach, The Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery in Lake Worth, and The Box Gallery in West Palm Beach. He is also founder and president of the Florida Arts Association and one of the founders of Art Synergy.

 

 

 

For more information and details contact PalmBeachFineArtGallery@gmail.com
Rolando Chang Barrero
The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405
http://palmbeachfineartgallery.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Center Offers Two Exhibits And Free Lecture By Shawn Hall In Conjunction With Earth Day

The Armory Art Center will be showing two “Exhibitions of Works” by Shawn Hall, including 2D works and a separate art installation.  A lecture (April 20th) and the Opening Reception (April 22nd) are free and open to the public. Her artwork is often a reflection of the natural world, reminding the viewer that the Earth is in constant change. Shawn’s highly anticipated new installation project “Species Act” is running concurrently with the “Recent Works” exhibition. This installation will open at the Armory Art Center’s Greenfield Gallery on Earth Day 2016. It will showcase Shawn’s environmentally inspired, multidisciplinary work using themes and forms rooted in her ongoing exploration of nature.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to explore nature in a new way!

 

 

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue     W. Palm Beach, Florida 33401

www.armoryart.org

 

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Two Exhibitions & Lecture

 

 

 

Lecture:

Wednesday, April 20th | 6 – 7:00 p.m

Armory Art Center Library

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, April 22nd | 6 – 8:00 p.m.

Wine and light refreshments will be served

 

 

 

 

Exhibitions are free and open to the public

Gallery Hours:

Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
East and Greenfield Galleries

 

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“Pastoral Universe” by Shawn Hall

 

Shawn’s artwork is often a reflection of the natural world, reminding the viewer that the Earth is in constant change. Her paintings express a loose, often ironically humorous, abstract representational style. Despite her ventures into different mediums, her paintings inform all of her work. These paintings loop back and revisit the familiar territory of the forms and processes found in nature.

 

 

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“How To build A Forest” Installation by Shawn Hall

Shawn’s highly anticipated new installation project Species Act is running concurrently with the Recent Works exhibition. This installation will open at the Armory Art Center’s Greenfield Gallery on Earth Day 2016. It will showcase Shawn’s environmentally inspired, multidisciplinary work using themes and forms rooted in her ongoing exploration of nature.

 

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Untitled by Shawn Hall

 

Shawn Hall was born in Ann Arbor, MI and lives in New Orleans. She holds an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has participated in several artist residences and her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Recent solo shows include the CAC and Ogden Museum in New Orleans, Red Arrow in Nashville and Galleri Urbane in Dallas. Her installation “How To Build A Forest” premiered 2011 at The Kitchen in NYC and has been on tour since. Her work has been reviewed nationally in Art Papers, New Art Examiner, Hyperallergic and Pelican Bomb. She has work in the permanent collections of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans and the Linklaters Corporate collection in NYC. www.shawnhall.org

 

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“Leaf” by Shawn Hall

 

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. 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 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

 

 

 

 

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Above Ground Studio Gallery Announces Opening Reception With Emmanuel Gonzales

Emmanuel Gonzales invites everyone to the Opening Reception on Thursday, April 14th of his new Above Ground Studio Gallery!  Enjoy music and entertainment by Chris Blake plus edibles by “The Waffle Wagon”. See new works, works in progress and previous artwork shown in International and Regional Exhibitions.  It is Free to attend!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks this award winning artist!

 

 

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Emmanuel tells The Rickie Report, “I explore the past and present through realism and portraiture. My body of work includes a growing retrospective of American icons, where each piece is presented as a fragment in a larger American patchwork. Individually, my subjects characterize the social climate at a given moment in history”.

 

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Artwork by Emmanuel Gonzales

 

He goes on to say, “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, acrylic, 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”.

 

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Artwork by Emmanuel Gonzales 

 

 

 

A Delray Beach native, Emmanuel’s art work is in Private Collections including The Chesterfield Hotel (Palm Beach, FL), Friars Club (New York, NY), Jim Towey, Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, a private Palm Beach Collector, Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA) and Helen Rosberg (Wrigley Heir).

 

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Emmanuel Gonzales’ “Keys To The City” Piano

 

 

 

His SOLO exhibits include galleries and venues in Southeast Florida, from Orlando, Winter Park, West Palm Beach, Northwood, Boynton Beach and Manalapan.  Emmanuel’s creativity has been shared through Art In Public Places at the 2015 1st Annual Back Alley Mural Festival (Jupiter, FL) and 2014 “Rock the Box” Orlando Weekly newspaper box sponsored by Rolling Rock Beer. Most notably, Emmanuel designed a piano, which was part of the highly competitive 2013 “Keys to the City”- Kretzer Piano Charity event. His piano was placed at the entrance of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County headquarters in Lake Worth,FL.

 

 

 

 

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Emmanuel presenting Commission Painting to Senator Marco Rubio

 

Emmanuel’s Commissions include:

Respectable Street Café- Downtown West Palm Beach, Florida 2015
Senator Marco Rubio, Commissioned Portrait
27 x 4 foot mural, West Palm Beach Fire Department, Station 1
Designed website for author Helen Rosburg, www.helenrosburg.com
Illustrated “This Is The Book of Arabesque” for author Helen Rosburg
Cover art for Gary Davis film “The Nubian Vampire”
Poster and brochure for Gary Davis film “she is a spy too?”

 

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Artwork by Emmanuel Gonzales

 

Emmanuel’s acceptance into numerous Juried Exhibitions began when he was considered an emerging artist and continued until the opening of his own Gallery. His award winning artwork has a story to share along with his remarkable creative abilities.

 

For more information please contact:

Emmanuel Gonzales
www.Emmanuelart.com
www.facebook.com/Artbyemmanuel
emmanuelart@gmail.com

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Florida Chapter of National Association Of Women Artists (NAWA) Presents Art Scholarships

On Wednesday, April 13th, the Florida Chapter of National Association of Women Artists will present scholarships to three extraordinary young women artists who are graduating seniors at the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida. The NAWA Florida Scholarship recipients will exhibit their work in the President’s Gallery during the school’s Digital Media/Visual Arts Spring Show from 5 pm to 7 pm. The Rickie Report applauds the scholarship winners and NAWA for supporting the next generation of artists!

 

 

 

 

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Florida Chapter of National Association of Women Artists

Scholarship Presentation

Wednesday, April 13th

5 pm to 7 pm

President’s Gallery

Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts


501 S. Sapodilla Ave.      West Palm Beach, FL 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Scholarship Committee members, Janice Cohen, Beth Scher, Shirley Goldblatt, Andrea Huffman, Melinda Moore and Cynthia Maronet carefully evaluated eighteen young artists’ Applications, Artist Statements, Essay, Recommendations and photographs of work to select the three winners: Catherine Chen, Zoe Elakman and Samantha Vassor.

 

 

 

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“City Within Reach” by Catherine Chen 

 

 

 

 

Catherine Chen was selected to receive the NAWA Florida Scholarship in memory of Rita Schwartz. Lacey Van Reeth, Dean of Visual Arts at Dreyfoos School of the Arts says, “Catherine is an insatiable learner and creator who lacks the paralyzing fear of failure; complacency and idleness are what Catherine views as failure.” The ten images Catherine submitted are part of her “The Electronic City” portfolio. The Digital with Pen and Acrylic artwork addresses the digital world crossing with the real world.

 

 

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Zoe Elakman’s “Lymphoma” 3D Sculpture

 

 

 

Zoe Elakman focuses on the exploration of wearable sculpture created from a mix of materials. In addition to creating avant-garde fashions, Zoe expressed the mental and physical effects of chemotherapy in a series titled Lymphoma 1,2,3C, 3D to honor her father who was diagnosed with cancer last year. In his recommendation letter, Peter J. Stodolak, Digital Media Department Dean at Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, told us that Zoe has passionately photographed the dance performances at our school for the last three years and is a bright, independent, and highly motivated artist

 

 

 

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Samantha Vassor’s “Wavelength”

 

 

Samantha Vassor creates surreal environments that influence the viewers’ perception while integrating political and social discussion to spark community awareness and change. Scott Armetta, Painting, Design and Critical Thinking Teacher at Dreyfoos School of the Arts, says, “Samantha’s work has a rare combination of an original, personal vision that can be appreciated by a very wide audience. Her intelligence and creativity are clearly shown in her pieces.” He adds, “That she has volunteered her time at the VA Medical Center and in Haiti helps illustrate her thoughtful kindness.”

 

 

For more information about NAWA:

www.thenawa.org

 

 

 

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Season Finale At Whitespace Collection Tonight And Tomorrow Night!

Don’t miss  the season finale at Whitespace Collection, tonight and tomorrow night!  Free Parking at Café Joshua – directly across the street from Whitespace!  Here are the details:

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For more information:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Bruce Helander Presents “The Evolution Of Collage” At Next Armory Art Salon

Bruce Helander, former Editor-in-Chief of The Art Economist magazine and world renown collage artist, will be speaking at the next Armory Art Center’s Art Salon.  Facilitated by Elle Schorr, the Salon takes place on Tuesday, April 5th.  The public is invited for stimulating discussion. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to attend this networking opportunity.

 

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue        W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER LIBRARY

 

 

AT   THE   ART   SALON

 

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 5TH, 2016 

6:30 – 8:30 pm

EVOLUTION OF COLLAGE

PRESENTED BY

BRUCE HELANDER

 

 $10 fee to attend may be paid at the door

Snacks or drinks to share would be much appreciated

 

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“Blue Heaven” by Bruce Helander

 

 

 

Bruce Helander recently exhibited his work at Georgia Scherman Projects (Toronto), Corzine Fine Art (Los Angeles), Peter Marcelle Gallery (Bridgehampton, New York), Cornell Museum of Art (Delray Beach), ArtHouse 429 (Northwood), and Nicole Henry Fine Art (West Palm Beach). Most currently, his work was shown by Arcature Fine Art at Art Miami and Art Miami New York/Pier 94 and by Tansey Contemporary at Art Wynwood. Helander is now focusing on a retrospective of his collages and paintings for the Coral Springs Museum of Art, scheduled for 2017, and his collages are included in “Open This End,” a five-year traveling museum show of works from the celebrated Blake Byrne collection in Los Angeles, currently at The Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York.

 

 

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“At The Beach” by Bruce Helander

 

Bruce Helander is an art critic, arts writer, curator and artist whose specialty is collage and assemblage. He has a master’s degree in painting from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, where he later became the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of the college. He is a former White House fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and has won the South Florida Cultural Consortium fellowship for professional achievement in the visual arts. He is one of two 2014 inductees to the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, Florida’s most prestigious arts and culture honor (the other is musician Tom Petty).

 

 

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“Woman In Mirror” by Bruce Helander

 

 

 

City Link magazine called Bruce Helander “Arguably the most recognized and successful collage artist in the country…” and Kenworth Moffett, the former director of the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, said in Gold Coast magazine that, “If there was a Pulitzer Prize for collage, Helander would surely win it.”

 

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               “Rodeo Rider” by Bruce Helander

 

 

 

His work is in over fifty museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Smithsonian, Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles. The artist and his work has been the subject of 100 reviews and articles in numerous publications, including Art in America, ARTnews, and The Washington Post.

 

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“Post Triangle” by Bruce Helander

 

 

Helander is the former Editor-in-Chief of The Art Economist magazine and recently exhibited his work at Georgia Scherman Projects (Toronto), Corzine Fine Art (Los Angeles), Peter Marcelle Gallery (Bridgehampton, New York), Cornell Museum of Art (Delray Beach), ArtHouse 429 (Northwood), and Nicole Henry Fine Art (West Palm Beach). Most currently, his work was shown by Arcature Fine Art at Art Miami and Art Miami New York/Pier 94 and by Tansey Contemporary at Art Wynwood. Helander is now focusing on a retrospective of his collages and paintings for the Coral Springs Museum of Art, scheduled for 2017, and his collages are included in “Open This End,” a five-year traveling museum show of works from the celebrated Blake Byrne collection in Los Angeles, currently at The Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York.

 

 

 

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“High Heel helper” by Bruce Helander

 

 

 

For more information about Bruce Helander please visit:

www.brucehelander.com

 

 

 

ART SALONS offer stimulating conversations with other artists in the community. 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.

 

 

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS:

NEW LOCATION: All Salons meet in the Library of the Armory Art Center, 1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 3340, in the historic Art Deco Armory building to the left of the garden.

If you’re driving North on I-95, turn right/ east on Belvedere Blvd. Turn left at the light on to Parker Avenue. Continue north to Park Place, just before the fire station. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.

If you’re driving South on I-95, turn left / east on Okeechobee Blvd. Turn right on Parker Ave, just before the Convention Center. Continue south past the fire station and turn left on Park Place. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.

 

For more information about this event or other exhibits, workshops, classes at the Armory Art Center, please visit: armoryart.org

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Whitespace, The Mordes Collection Finishes This Season In Grand Style – Don’t Miss Outside The Box3

Elayne Mordes of Whitespace, The Mordes Collection is finishing this Season in grand style!  Everyone is invited to “Outside The Box3” an array of contemporary installation art, interactive art, videos and so much more! Friday, April 1st and Saturday, April 2nd will not only entertain but help you explore art in new ways! The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to bring the family and friends to share the experience!

 

 

 

 

 

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For More Information:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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561-537-0291