Announcing ART SYNERGY ARTWEEK2015! Art Synergy Announces New Art Districts and Calls to Artists!

 After an amazingly successful inaugural year, Art Synergy is back bigger and better with “ArtWeek 2015″.  Formed in early 2013 in response to the needs of local artists in Palm Beach County, Art Synergy is a countywide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of our vibrant arts community. Developed from discussions during a think tank with local artists, Rolando Chang Barrero, Craig McInnis and Freddy Hennevelt took the lead and formed an organization to promote art events throughout the county that would coincide with Art Palm Beach.  Through the generosity and support of Lee Ann Lester, the Director of IFAE and Art Palm Beach, Art Synergy will once again have a booth at the ArtPalm Beach 2015 exhibition, January 22 through January 25, 2105. This is an extraordinary opportunity for artists to be in this prestigious show by entering a call to artists. It will be a juried exhibition of exceptional work created and made by professional artists of Palm Beach County. This beautiful showcase is held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, FL and is dedicated to providing a rich visual arts experience for collectors and art enthusiasts from Europe, Asia, and North and South America.  The deadline to apply is December 15th.  The Rickie Report is proud to be part of this event!

 

 

 

 

 

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The call for artists is open to all residents of Palm Beach County. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2014. Applications are available at Juried Art Services http://www.juriedartservices.com

 

 

 

Developed from discussions during a think tank in 2013 with local artists, Rolando Chang Barrero, Craig McInnis and Freddy Hennevelt took the lead and formed an organization to promote art events throughout the county that would coincide with Art Palm Beach. The thought was that Palm Beach County arts could benefit from the popular art event much like Miami benefitted from Art Basel. Soon it was christened ART SYNERGY and took off running with the support of the many local artists in the county.

 

 

The first year, five art districts participated in various ways, with each district having events on one particular day during the week long Art Palm Beach event. The repose was phenomenal and the momentum in developing the volunteer non=profit organization was ongoing throughout the year with additional countywide meetings with artists, the community and the media.

 

 

Opening night of Art Synergy 2014

Opening night of Art Synergy 2014

 

The organization grew and this year has expanded to seven districts. Once again there will be specific days in for each districts and the participating galleries and artists to be spotlighted. The districts are comprised of artists’ studios, galleries and supporting businesses and restaurants that have come together to promote local art. The seven districts are West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, North County, Northwood, Antiques Row (including Worth Avenue), Boynton Beach and Delray Beach (Artist’s Alley).

 

 

Art Synergy, a non-profit organization, and all of the participating districts are volunteer based and rely on the artists and volunteers to run and manage all of the events. They also depend on sponsorship from local businesses and patrons in order to promote and market the events. Art Synergy is always looking for sponsors and there are many sponsorship opportunities.

 

 

Panel Discussion at Continuum, part of Art Synergy 2014

Panel Discussion at Continuum, part of Art Synergy 2014

 

Through the generosity and support of Lee Ann Lester, the Director of IFAE and Art Palm Beach, Art Synergy will once again have a booth at the ArtPalm Beach 2015 exhibition, January 22 through January 25, 2105. This is an extraordinary opportunity for artists to be in this prestigious show by entering a call to artists. It will be a juried exhibition of exceptional work created and made by professional artists of Palm Beach County at the This beautiful showcase is held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, Palm Beach, FL., and is dedicated to providing a rich visual arts experience for collectors and art enthusiasts from Europe, Asia, and North and South America.

 

 

There will be many exciting events and fabulous opportunities to view art of all media throughout the county. As events are scheduled, they will be posted on the Art Synergy website, www.ArtSynergyPBC.com

 

For additional Information, contact Ilene Gruber Adams at Ilene@ileneadamsinc.com or follow Art Synergy on Facebook.

 

 

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Artists Need Gifts! Black Friday Specials Are Here At Jerry’s Artarama

Don’t forget the artists on your gift list!  Jerry’s Artarama is having some specials for the biggest shopping day after Thanksgiving.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

Jerry’s Artarama

2505 Okeechobee Boulevard ( Suite Q)

West Palm Beach, FL 33409

561-684-7036

http://westpalm.jerrysartaramastores.com

 

 

 

 

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Jerry’s Artarama is “The candy store for artists!” Their VIP membership is FREE and with it, you get special deals throughout the year. Check out the deals!   For more information about this and other offerings at Jerry’s Artarama please visit:

http://www.westpalmbeach-jerrys.com

 

 

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“125 Years: Women of Vision”, National Association of Women Artists

The Headquarters of THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS united with NAWA’s FLORIDA CHAPTER are presenting an exhibition titled 125 Years: Women of Vision. The show, which will be hosted at the Armory Art Center is part of NAWA’s 2014 celebration of its 125th Anniversary. The public is invited to celebrate at a reception on December 5th, 6 – 8pm. The Juried art will be on view from Friday, December 5, 2014 through Saturday, January 10, 2015.  The Rickie Report shares more details and some of the exhibited artwork.

 

 

 

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“125 Years: Women of Vision”

National Association of Women Artists, Inc.

 

Opening Reception

Friday, December 5th  6  –  8 pm

Exhibit Continues Through  January 10, 2015

Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue            W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

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“Anhinga”, Linocut by Arline Reimann

 

 

 

 

 

The Headquarters of THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS united with NAWA’s FLORIDA CHAPTER are presenting an exhibition titled 125 Years: Women of Vision. The show, which will be hosted at the Armory Art Center located at 1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida, is part of NAWA’s 2014 celebration of its 125th Anniversary. The public is invited to celebrate at a reception on December 5th, 6 – 8pm. The Juried art will be on view from Friday, December 5, 2014 through Saturday, January 10, 2015.

 

 

"Castle On The Beach" by Maxine Schreiber

“Castle On The Beach” by Maxine Schreiber

 

 

 

NAWA is the oldest professional women’s fine arts group in the United States. In 1889, five innovative women in New York City founded the not-for-profit, tax exempt organization to foster public awareness and interest in visual art created by women as well as to empower, support and encourage women artists. Its early exhibitions included works by such notable artists as Mary Cassatt and Suzanne Valadon, and later membership rosters included Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Louise Nevelson, Alice Neel, and Judy Chicago.

 

"September Reds" by Judi Gilden

“September Reds” by Judi Gilden

 

 

The Florida Chapter of NAWA was the first regional chapter in the country. It was founded in 1995 by Liana Moonie, of Palm Beach, a past president of the national organization and Madeline Weiss, who was the first president of the Florida Chapter.

 

 

"Time Out" by Carol Staub

“Time Out” by Carol Staub

 

 

 

 

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.

 

"Kit Fox" by Pokey Park

“Kit Fox”, Bronze Sculpture  by Pokey Park

 

 

 

NAWA’s Florida Chapter is proud that our very own Armory Art Center is hosting this prestigious show. The multi-media exhibition includes oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, and collage. Close to sixty artists are represented with a large number of renowned local artists, among them Janice Cohen, Durga Garcia, Barbara Bailey, Jane McIntyre, and Diane Lublinski. Make sure to attend the Opening Reception on December 5th, and to learn more about the organization visit www.theNAWA.org or www.nawafl.com.

 

"Grand Gesture" by Judith Musser

“Grand Gesture” by Judith Musser

 

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Display Your Art or Paint on This Specialty Easel for Small Spaces Available At Jerry’s Artarama

The Rickie Report enjoys finding new products that are helpful to artists and art lovers.  For painters working in small spaces, finding room for an easel can be a challenge.  For art patrons in tight quarters, displaying your artwork on an easel just became easier!  The Rue Wall Painting and Display Easel is a space-saving, furniture grade answer to your  issues.  Perfect holiday gift for the artist and art lover in your family! The Rickie Report shares information and where you can find it.

 

 

 

Rue Easel

 

 

Jerry’s Artarama

 

2505 Okeechobee Boulevard ( Suite Q)

West Palm Beach, FL 33409

 

561-684-7036

 

http://westpalm.jerrysartaramastores.com

 

 

 

If you’re an artist with a small working area, the space saving Rue Wall Easel is the perfect fit for small studios, dorms, offices and work spaces. Rue Wall Easels require zero floor space and are much easier set up when it’s time to create! Simply assemble, then mount the Rue easel to the wall of your choice, pull out the easel base up to a 70° angle and begin painting! When you’re finished, retire the easel to be flush with the wall by smoothly adjusting the easel back into place. The Rue Wall Easel is also built to last with furniture-grade hardwood that features all brass hardware. These easels also come complete with an extra panel groove in the canvas holder with room to attach an easel lamp!

 

 

 

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Rue Easel

 

Make any space a painting place with Rue Wall Painting and Display Easels!

 

 

Key Features:
· Mahogany finished, furniture-grade hardwood
· All brass hardware
· Adjusts up to a 70° angle when mounted on a wall
· Includes a large top canvas holder with an extra panel groove
· Extra room for an easel lamp
· The 24″ wide small Rue Easel holds canvases up to 34″ tall, weighs only 19lbs
· The 32″ wide medium Rue Easel holds canvases up to 34″ tall, weighs only 26lbs
· The 48″ wide large Rue Easel holds canvases up to 52″ tall, weighs 38lbs

 

Perfect For:
· Artists of all skill levels
· Saving space in a small studio, dorm, gallery, at home or the office
· Decorating and interior design. Perfect for collectors
· Quick and convenient easel set up each time you want to paint!
· Creating and displaying artwork
· Students, artists, and teachers
· Easy assembly, wall mounting
· Artists wanting an easel that is built to last!

 

 

Jerry’s Artarama is “The candy store for artists!” Their VIP membership is FREE and with it, you get special deals throughout the year.  Check out the Rue Easel and other easels at Jerry’s Artarama.

For more information about this and other offerings at Jerry’s Artarama please visit:

http://www.westpalmbeach-jerrys.com

 

 

 

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Whitespace Grand Season Opening Continues

The Rickie Report continues sharing the exciting Grand Season Opening of Whitespace in this article!  More details, including a sneak peek at Beatriz Millar’s  “Plastique Dorian in Love” and the unique, limited edition (10 only) signed by artist, Kristen Miller Hopkins.  Get your calendars out now!

 

 

 

Whitespace

www.whitespacecollection.com

GRAND SEASON OPENING

 

 

Thursday November 20th  6pm-9pm  (Opening Evening Event)
Friday Nov. 21st, Saturday Nov. 22nd, Sunday Nov. 23rd 11am-4pm

 

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pushingBOUNDARIES exhibition runs every Sat and Sun 1pm – 4pm
November 20th 2014 – March 22nd 2015

 

 

Meet the artist Leland Rice
November 20th 6 pm-9 pm and Saturday 1 pm-4 pm

Book signing of his Berlin Wall catalog
-past exhibitions include San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), group exhibition at Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)

 

 

Future Season Event

Live performance By
Beatriz Millar
Plastique Dorian in Love
multiple performances at Art Palm Beach
check schedule

 

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Kristin Miller Hopkins

 

 

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Everyday is Different and Exactly the Same

unique signed edition of 10

“A perfect gift for a future collector”

 

 

Admission to Whitespace

$10 per person. Students with valid ID $5 per person

includes free collectible Max Toth Poster

 

 

Whitespace is the private contemporary art exhibition space located in West Palm Beach.  This collection spans over 30 years and has a unique European approach.  One of the strengths of the collection is the consistency of vision that it exhibits and, in addition, has also been characterized by its enthusiasm and focus.  Whitespace has approximately 8000 square feet of exhibition space which has partial permanent programming and a changing project space entitled “Whitebox”, which has curated exhibitions which meet a high level of competency, vision and creativity.  This is the only venue of this type in this area.

 

Please join us this season
Become an art advocate

 

2805 North Australian Avenue West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
T: 561.842.4131 F: 561.842.4132
E: 2805@mordes.net E: info@whitespacecollection.com
www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

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New Fall Art Festival Debuts at City Place: Outdoor Gallery, Rare & Exotic Plants, FREE Art Giveaway!

Howard Alan Events will debut the Fall Art Festival at CityPlace Saturday and Sunday, November 22 – 23, 2014.  City Place will become an outdoor art gallery with original art, unique Holiday gift items plus a Free Art Giveaway.  This event will introduce a “Green Garden” area, featuring Rare & Exotic Plants From Top Growers throughout Florida.  The Rickie Report shares the details and photos here.  Don’t miss this exciting new show with FREE admission and a FREE Art Giveaway!

 

 

 

 

Howard Alan Events Announces

The Debut of:

 

CityPlace Fall Art Festival 

 

 Saturday, November 22

 &

Sunday, November 23

 

 

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 CityPlace in West Palm Beach

Navigational address:

700 South Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 Free and open to the public

 

 

 

 

A new fall art festival will debut at CityPlace November 22-23, 2014. Howard Alan Events returns to this popular venue with a new and exciting addition, the Green Garden, featuring rare and exotic plants from top growers throughout Florida. Festival patrons will be able to stroll through the eclectic exhibits of original artwork located along Rosemary Avenue and explore the vast array of the finest indoor and outdoor plants in the state, on display along Hibiscus Street. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

Photography by Mike Bacon, FREE Giveaway artist

Photography by Mike Bacon, FREE Giveaway artist

 

This two-day event offers art and plant enthusiasts a perfect opportunity in which to get a jump-start on their holiday shopping in a relaxed setting. A wide variety of original handmade art and unique gift items with broad appeal provide festival patrons with many options. The artistic media will include paintings, life size sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, collage, mixed media, and handmade jewelry as well as affordable holiday gift items. The Green Garden will include bromeliads, tillandsias, bonsais, roses, orchids, fruit trees, fresh vegetable plants, palms and tropical plants among others.

 

 

 

Exotic and Unusual Plants at the Garden Market

Exotic and Unusual Plants at the Garden Market

 

 

 

Festivalgoers can expect to see many of their favorite artists as well as new and emerging talent. The streets within this popular retail and dining destination will again be closed to vehicular traffic to better accommodate festival patrons as they stroll through the vast array of art and the Green Garden. All of the artists and growers will be present for the duration of the show and look forward to sharing their insights.

 

 

Photography by Mike Bacon, artist of the FREE Art Giveaway

Photography by Mike Bacon, artist of the FREE Art Giveaway

A free art giveaway will feature the work of participating artist, Mike Bacon, known for his super realistic images. No purchase will be necessary to participate and the winner will be announced during the final hour of the festival.

 

MIKE BACON

 

When Mike Bacon grew up in North Palm Beach, FL he enjoyed fishing, diving, camping, canoeing and spent countless hours on boats, wanting to spend every free moment in, on, under and around the water. His parents taught him to love and respect the marine environment and Mike began scuba diving at the age of 8 and was later certified in 1971.  After graduating from Florida State University with a BS in Geology, Mike worked for Mote Marine Laboratory assisting in the collection of sharks and clear-nosed skates for cancer research. He was deeply involved in the Red Tide Research Program, the Fish Stock Enhancement Program, the Marine Mammal and Turtle Stranding Network as well as turtle nest relocations.

 

 

Photography by Mike Bacon, artist of the FREE Art Giveaway

Photography by Mike Bacon, artist of the FREE Art Giveaway

 

Mike’s passion for underwater, nature and wildlife photography bloomed as he honed his photography skills. He tells us,  “The National Wildlife Federation, The Sierra Club, Ranger Rick, Audubon, Greenpeace, Sea Frontiers and Scuba News all published work from my very first submission. Not only did I win the International Wildlife Photo competition in the underwater category, but I also made three covers that first year. I was hooked for good and I decided to leave my job at Mote Marine Laboratory and moved back to North Palm Beach and begin my “career” as a full time nature photographer”.

 

 

Photography by Mike Bacon, artist of the FREE Art Giveaway

Photography by Mike Bacon, artist of the FREE Art Giveaway

 

 

 

Mike has been a full time professional underwater, nature and wildlife photographer for the past 13 years. The first three years my income as a freelance photographer was generated solely through submissions and sales of one time publishing rights of my transparencies to magazines, textbooks, calendars, encyclopedias and other book publishers and supplemented by sales of my other transparencies through “stock agents”.

 

 

 

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Mike Bacon

 

 

Mike’s advice for other photographers who want to make this their career? “Shoot what you love the best. You have to love the being in the environment even when the subject isn’t there. Only compete against yourself. Follow your dream. Give it your all and don’t get frustrated!” Sounds like good advice from a man who loves what he does!

 

 For more information about Mike Bacon: www.mikebacon.com or email:mdbacon@bellsouth.net

Vernicosa Flower, Available at the Green Garden

Vernicosa Flower, Available at the Green Garden

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL:

 

  • Juried outdoor art showcase
  • Original Art Handmade in America
  • 150 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists 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
  • Green Garden – featuring rare & exotic indoor and outdoor plants from the finest growers in the state
  • Free Art Giveaway

 

GREEN GARDEN

 

Janice  and Michael DiPaola:

The Tillandsia Collection of Jupiter

 

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Driftwood Arrangement, Available at the Green Garden

 

Janice DiPaola, lover of all things growing, is a wholesale grower, and plant collector. She and her husband Michael, grow Tillandsias from the world of Bromeliads.

 

 

 

Flowers and Plants available at the Green Garden

Flowers and Plants available at the Green Garden

 

 

They tell The Rickie Report, “We have created a collection of these plants from all parts of the New World. The blooms and blush of Tillandsia are unusual, and the easy care of these curious plants will make them a welcome addition for everyone. We are striving to make available a plant you didn’t even know you wanted!  Our tillandsia can be added to your orchids, placed in your trees, kept in pots on your porch, and brought indoors for display when in bloom.”

 

 

Join Janice and Michael at CityPlace on November 22nd and 23rd and experience the bloom, the blush, the fragrance of our curious and exotic Tillandsias.

 

 

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 the CityPlace Fall Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

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Gems, Minerals, Beads, Jewelry, Fossils: Don’t Miss This Annual Event

The 48th annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show is coming to the South Florida Fair & Expo East. The title is a mouthful, but there really is a lot to see and do at this show! The Rickie Report is giving readers a preview of this not-to-be-missed event!  The event takes place on November 22nd and 23rd! Use our special coupon for discount admission.

 

 

Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches

Presents

48th Annual

Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show

November 22nd 9 am – 6 pm

November 23rd 10 am – 5 pm

The South Florida Fairgrounds

Expo Center East 9067 Southern Blvd. West Palm Beach

 

 

 

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Jeff Slutsky, President of the Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches tells The Rickie Report, “We strive to provide a family oriented, culturally stimulating show each year. Proceeds from this show provide the operating budget for the Society for the following year. Our show is run totally by our member volunteers.”

 

 

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The Society offers many types of educational and cultural experiences. We operate a full lapidary shop open to our members. We also offer classes in lapidary and jewelry making for adults as well as children.

 

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Pearls, Beads, Gem Stones, Jewelry

 

 

 

Monthly meetings are held at the West Palm Beach Garden Club in Dreher Park on the 3rd Thursday of each month and feature guest speakers or demonstrations that are educational as well as entertaining.

 

 

Demonstrations

Demonstrations

 

 

DISCOUNT COUPON

 

 

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Gems and Minerals

Gems and Minerals

For more information and Membership applications please visit: www.gemandmineral.cc.

 

 

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Armory Art Center Offers HolidayFest & Studio Sale for the Whole Family Nov. 22-23

This year the Armory Art Center’s annual sale is re-named HolidayFest & Studio Sale to reflect the added family-friendly activities. It will take place on November 22 and 23 from 10 AM to 7 PM. The Studio Sale features unique, handmade items created by Armory faculty and students. Attendees can find ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, glass and more at reasonable prices. The event will offer a FREE children’s workshop – a fun activity for kids and that gives parents time to shop. Offered both days from 1:00-2:00 p.m. for children ages 5-12. Children will make holiday crafts with instruction from our Armory Art Center faculty. On Saturday night at 7:00 p.m, after the sale, the Armory will be airing the film “Elf” and serving refreshments. The film is free and open to the public. Seating will be provided. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. When we buy from local artisans ( who are of international and national renown as well as emerging artists), we are doing our part for the local economy on so many different levels!

 

 

 

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The Armory Art Center will be hosting its annual studio sale the weekend of November 22nd through 23rd, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The sale will take place in Armory Art Center’s Montgomery Hall. This year the sale is re-named HolidayFest & Studio Sale to reflect the added family-friendly activities planned for the weekend.

 

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The Studio Sale features unique, handmade items created by Armory faculty and students. Attendees can find ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, glass and more at reasonable prices.

 

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FREE CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP

The event will offer a free children’s workshop – a fun activity for kids and that gives parents time to shop. Offered both days from 1:00-2:00 p.m. for children ages 5-12. Children will make holiday crafts with instruction from our Armory Art Center faculty.

 

 

Cups and Vases

Cups and Vases

 

FREE MOVIE – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

On Saturday night at 7:00 p.m, after the sale, the Armory will be airing the film “Elf” and serving refreshments. The film is free and open to the public. Seating will be provided.
“The biggest benefit of doing holiday shopping at the Armory’s HolidayFest & Studio Sale is that the items are all one-of-a-kind and handmade. There is a story behind their creation and purpose. The fact that no one else anywhere is going to have the same pair of earrings that you bought from an artist is a nice thought. Gifts mean a little more when people take the time to match a unique item to someone’s personality,” says Director of Ceramics, Mark Walnock.

 

 

Ceramic Bowls

Ceramic Bowls

Many of the artists stand at their tables so they are able to interact with interested customers. They can discuss their work, procedures, and techniques with them during the sale. Some artists may continue working on pieces while at their table so attendees can see the process.

 

 

Jewelry! Glass Bowls and Plates!

Jewelry! Glass Bowls and Plates!

Lisa Johnson, Director of Jewelry and Metalsmithing, says “Instructors and students enrolled in Jewelry courses will collaborate as a studio during the Holiday Fest this year to sell and exhibit hand-made jewelry. Jewelry items will include necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings fabricated primarily out of sterling silver/precious metals.”

 

 

Mark Walnock

Mark Walnock

 

Mark Walnock expressed warm holiday sentiments when he said, “With your purchase you are supporting a good cause as a portion of the money raised at the event goes to funding the Armory and its programs.”

 

About the Armory Art Center:

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. Its 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 x31

 

 

 

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JF Gallery Presents “Above the Couch”, a Fresh Look at Exhibiting Artwork

“What type of art is the best to display above the couch?  Size, color, and genre come into play. Is one piece of art just right, too small, or is the work of art strong enough to carry the wall and the couch? Sometimes one large single piece is enough, at other times, it’s a grouping of art that gives the wall impact. What are your intentions? Demure or Bold?”  These are all of the decisions Joseph Pubillones plus nine well-known designers took into consideration as they show off their design process with pairings of sofas, loveseats and chairs along with their selection of art at “Above the Couch”. This fresh exhibit has been curated by Designer and Design Columnist, Joseph Pubillones and appears at JF Gallery in West Palm Beach.  The Rickie Report gives you the details and a sneak peak.

 

 

 

 

 

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“Above the Couch”

Exhibit Runs November 1st  through Nov. 26th, 2014

Open Daily  Noon- 5:00 pm

Vignettes will include:

1 couch or loveseat & 1 work of art or diptych

plus accessories

3901 S. Dixie Highway       West Palm Beach, Fl 33405

“One always wonders what type of art is the best to display above the couch. Size, color, and genre come into play. Is one piece of art just right, too small, or is the work of art strong enough to carry the wall and the couch?  Sometimes one large single piece is enough, at other times, it’s a grouping of art that gives the wall impact. What are your intentions? Demure or Bold?”  These are all of the decisions Joseph Pubillones plus nine well-known designers took into consideration as they show off their design process with pairings of sofas, loveseats and chairs along with their selection of art at “Above the Couch”. This fresh exhibit has been curated by Designer and Design Columnist, Joseph Pubillones.

 

 

 

 

JF Gallery Overview

JF Gallery Overview of “Above the Couch”

 

Participating Designers

Faustina Pace, Arthur Mulewski, Veronica Volani-Inza Interior Design Inc.,
Home Life Interiors, William Wright, Piper Gonzalez,
Gary McBournie Inc., Michael Powers  and Joseph Pubillones Interiors


This Event is Sponsored by Sherwin Williams

Joseph Pubillones, Award-winning Cuban-American interior designer studied architecture in the US and in Europe.  He creates interiors that are elegant, well-structured and rooted in classic designs. His years of living in Paris, Rome, Florence, Miami and Montreal, allow Joseph to bring interiors with a cosmopolitan flair to his client’s homes. A clear understanding of his clients’ needs and desires allow him to move freely in a variety of interior styles ranging from elegant traditional to sleek contemporary and to exciting tropical interiors.

 

 

Joseph Pubillones

Joseph Pubillones

 

 

Over the years, Joseph has developed a team of skilled craftsmen, to make his design concepts leap from sketches into beautiful home furnishings. His training as an architectural designer, allows him to undertake projects that range from minor make-overs to comprehensive interior projects.

In addition to his 10+ years of experience in Residential interior design, he has also worked on Commercial projects and Yacht interiors in collaboration with architects. From initial design plans and sketches to installation of furnishings, accessories and art placement, Joseph Pubillones offers personalized “white glove” service.

Joseph has been featured on HGTV’s Designer Challenge and has been featured in the Bob Vila show. Joseph is also a lifestyle syndicated columnist with Creators.com. For further information (561)655-1717 or email Jpubillones@gmail.com

 

 

JF Gallery's "Above the Couch"

JF Gallery’s “Above the Couch”

 

For more information about please contact JF Gallery 3901 S. Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, FL Phone: 561-478-8281 www.jfgallery.com Facebook www.onantiquerow.com

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Whitespace Collection Opens with New Tours and Exciting Exhibits November 20th

The excitement builds as Whitespace Collection opens for the 2014/15 Season with an abundance of new exhibits, special docent-led small-group tours, limited editions, and a FREE Max Toth poster!  The Rickie Report shares the details and suggests you not delay in planning to stop by this contemporary art venue that leads the way in Palm Beach County. Save the date: Thursday, November 20th!  What a great venue to share the celebration of overcoming adversity, as we commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Berlin Wall being dismantled!

 

 

Whitespace

 

SEASON OPENING!

 

***Thursday, November 20th      6:30 – 9:30 pm***

 

Friday, November 21st             11am – 4 pm

 

***Saturday, November 22nd       11am – 4 pm***

 

Sunday, November 23rd           11am – 4 pm

 

***Meet artist, Leland Rice***

Book signing and Gallery Talk

about the Berlin Wall series

 

 

NEW this season…. open every sat. & sun. 1-4 from nov. 20 to march 22, 2015

 

NEW this season…. small group tours on Sat. and Sun with a docent

 

NEW this season….whitespace editions a limited edition artwork signed and numbered affordable to begin your collection and for that perfect original gift

 

Kristen Miller Hopkins is our first artist with a unique collage each one of a kind in an edition of 10

 

small tours

 

Commemorate the Destruction of the Berlin Wall:

An International Group Exhibition

Celebrating the Human Spirit!

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"Dark City"

“Dark City”

 

 

 Free to all visitors:  format 18×24 from Max Toth

Max Toth "Whitespace"

Max Toth “Whitespace”

 

For more information:

2805 N. Australian Avenue     West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
T:561.842.4131      F:561.842.4132
E: 2805@mordes.net
www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291