The Fluid Art Boutique (FAB) Is Coming To Delray Beach October 8, 9, 10, 2022. Renew, Refine And Revel In Paint Pour Techniques. All Levels Invited. Special Discount On Classes Through October 5th!

The Fluid Art Boutique (FABartists  Karen Durishin, Sarah Mack, Cathleen Ozmore, and Mina Villegas, joined forces to create, teach, and share their work by offering workshops, private lessons, and art for sale. Meet special guest artists Molly Leach,Erica Hughes, Michelle Galli and sign up for a series of workshops in Delray Beach, FL on October 8, 9, and 10, 2022. Make your reservations NOW!  All levels of experience are welcome! Special dinner options are open to participants.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Art lovers are welcome to shop! SPECIAL DISCOUNT ON CLASSES THROUGH OCTOBER 5TH!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Old School Square/Cornell Art Museum

51 N. Swinton Avenue    Delray Beach, FL 33444

 

 

 

Looking to learn or enhance your fluid art talent?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet and interact with some of your favorite fluid artists!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shop for new artwork for your home or office!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to the Fluid Art Boutique!

 

 

Who    We    Are:

 

 

The Fluid Art Boutique (affectionately known as FAB) currently includes 4 artists: Karen Durishin, Sarah Mack, Cathleen Ozmore, and Mina Villegas, who have come together to create, teach, and share their work by offering workshops, private lessons, and art for sale. FAB also includes special guest artists on a rotating basis; and looks to offer workshops in numerous destinations across the country.  

 

 

 

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Here    are    some    sneak    peeks    of    classes:

 

 

 

Karen Durishin – Deconstructed Blooms Abstract

 

 

 

Karen Durishin of Waterfall Acrylics, LLC from northern Virginia is a mixed-media artist working primarily with fluid acrylic paint and epoxy resin for the last six years. Karen is self-taught and has been dabbling with Mixed Mediums, in one form or another, since 2014, and became a full-time artist in 2019. Karen’s work has been shown in multiple art galleries in the Washington DC area, and she is the recipient of several awards from juried shows. Most recently, she was the substantive expert judge for the TV show “Meet Your Maker” now airing on Discovery+. Karen is well known for her use of color and has a keen eye for composition. To date she has sold over 1000 pieces of fluid art, and teaches regularly from her home in northern Virginia. Her work can be viewed on most social media platforms and her website under her business name Waterfall Acrylics. Karen is married and has a teenage daughter, a cat named Bella, and a puppy named Finnegan.

 

 

Sarah Mack – Galaxy Pour Landscape

 

 

Sarah Mack, New England native and mother of three, has a lifelong passion for art, she finds relaxation and joy in creating works that both challenge and delight. While experienced in many mediums her current passion is the Acrylic Based Fluid medium. With over 25 techniques used in the creation of Fluid Art the artist is constantly learning, evolving and adapting. It is that creative process that is recognized by those who admire her work, one such connoisseur had this to say about Sarah’s work, “The abstract nature of the work challenges you to look at areas within areas of the painting, you get lost in the inner-ness, enthralled in its beauty.” Sarah was a principal artist at the Fluid Art Experience workshop in 2021; and at the Fluid Art Boutique in 2022. You can find her work hanging in Boston restaurants and she has been showcased at Art On The Mall in Newburyport for multiple years. Sarah embraces that each piece she creates is unique,” No two pours will ever be the same, there is a lack of control in the art-form that draws me in, the craft of constructing the pour, the prep of the surface, the creation of layers of color, manipulation of light and dark, contrast and shadow are all subject to the randomness of the pour and the elemental process of the work.”

 

 

Cathleen Ozmore – Advanced Swiping

 

 

 

Cathleen Ozmore says, ” From my early days as a potter in Upstate New York to today, creativity has always played a pivotal role in my personal and business pursuits. After a successful 30 year career in both Landscape Design and Interior Decorating, I began my journey into the fluid arts as a way of releasing my creative juices. Having studied many contemporary artists, I started developing my own style of “less is more” using a combination of existing and personally developed techniques. From “The No Bra Zone” (a euphemism for the free flow of design, color, and shape), I began teaching and sharing my techniques with those that desire to similarly release their own creative spirit. I am so honored to share in your journey”.

 

 

 

Mina Villegas – Splendid Split Cups

 

 

 

Mina Villegas is a paint pouring artist based in Southern California. She and her Husband of Awesomeness (HoA) create beautiful paint pouring tutorial videos for her YouTube channel, Mina Villegas Art.  Mina started her professional career as a Doctor of Chiropractic, then married and became a full-time Mom to two beautiful daughters. When the kids were both in school, she started working with succulents and fell head over heels in love with the colors and shapes and textures. She then started her own landscape design firm which created gorgeous Succulent Tapestry landscapes for residential and commercial business properties. Her use of color in plants and rocks and weaving them together was a launching pad for her art journey. Choosing the right colors and creating pleasing composition has always been one of her strong suits. She began paint pouring in October of 2018 and has been learning and teaching ever since. She has participated in Art Shows around Los Angeles and taught many students the basics and more advanced techniques of acrylic paint pouring. Her easy going attitude and sense of adventure and experimentation create some gorgeous artwork and a welcoming learning experience for students of all levels. Her classes discuss color theory, consistency for different techniques, working on big canvases, tips and tricks of the professionals, using negative space, and creating beautiful composition in your artwork. Mina and her Husband of Awesomeness live in California with their two teenage daughters, their cat Ming Ming, and their puppy Baxter.

 

 

 

 

Molly Leach – Balloon Smash and Dip Technique

 

 

 

 

Molly Leach is an internationally-known abstract fluid artist. Molly has grown up in coastal cities and draws her inspiration largely from the ocean. She now works primarily with acrylics and some mixed media. She has enjoyed teaching the abstract fluid art form since 2018 and currently is co-author of teaching the abstract fluid art form since 2018 and currently is co-author of the online course, Acrylic Pouring A to Z. She resides in South Florida and is looking forward to bringing her passion for art to the rest of the world. Her hope is to inspire others to feel the emotion and movement in her artwork. She uses bright, contrasting colors and creates unique compositions to interest the audience. Molly uses thinned water-based and acrylic paints and mediums to create chemical reactions to create her beautiful artwork. Molly has participated in multiple juried Fine Art shows and enjoys creating commissioned artwork. Molly is well known on social media as Molly’s Artistry, LLC.

 

 

 

 

Erica Hughes – Dutch Bloom Blow Out And Spin

 

Erica Hughes is an internationally-known abstract fluid artist from Chicago IL. Although a native of Chicago, Erica has resided in Dublin, Ireland with her two wonderful children (Tommy and Layla) and husband Tom for almost ten years. Erica has always had a very deep connection with the healing power of expression through creative art in all of its beautiful forms, from playing music, cake design and decoration, to her wonderfully unique mixed media/fluid art. She has a particularly keen eye for color palettes and composition, paired with a very expressive freestyle approach, which has been described as “a joy to watch”. Erica started her YouTube channel “Erica Hughes Art” (150k subscribers) for the sole purpose of sharing and (hopefully) connecting with others. “Fluid art has been such a big positive in my life. Like a door to another place, it offers an escape through barriers that previously seemed impossible. So if I can help even just one person unlock that door… I’m where I want to be.”

 

 

 

 

Michelle Galli – Pearl Pours

 

 

 

 

Michelle Galli is a full time resident of Dania Beach, Florida and a Canadian citizen. Growing up in Canada fostered a dream to move south someday. A career as a flight attendant helped her realize that dream to make the move to paradise.  Working as a massage therapist and flight attendant for 20 years each consecutively qualifies her for a book deal for certain! Her passion for art and creativity is matched only by her sense of humor and zest for life!  “If you’re doing what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life!” Her positive energy and experimental style is shared for all to experience through her YouTube channel, Grateful Creations. She feels that to be inspired and to inspire is very satisfying.  Acrylic pouring has become one of her passions.  She’s always trying new things and doesn’t limit herself creatively. She especially loves pearl pours.  Other techniques, such as straight pours, blooms, swipes, cloud pours and resin art are also in Michelle’s repertoire and she is constantly expanding it. Michelle’s work has been featured at several art festivals, the Fort Lauderdale airport and Dania Beach City Hall.

 

 

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Palm City Art Associates Announces Demonstrations, Art Events, And New Board Of Directors. First Meeting Is October 12 Featuring Kim Rody

The Palm City Art Associates (PCAA) invite the public to their events and workshops beginning on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 with a demo by Kim Rody. Future events include a Paint & Sip Scholarship Fundraiser, a pastel workshop, and many more opportunities to hone your artistic skills in a welcoming environment with Jane Lawton Baldridge, Chris Kling, Sally Pearson, Martha Quigley, and Alice Laputka.  If you’re looking for an artist networking group, we urge you to connect with PCAA!  They bring brightness, creativity, and artistry to Palm City and Martin County!  PCAA provides scholarships to deserving Martin County High School seniors who are pursuing an art education. The Rickie Report shares the dates, details, and introduces the Members of the Board plus Scholarship winners! 

 

 

 

 

 

2022 – 2023  Schedule   of   Events:

 

All meetings are held at 1:00 at the Peter and Julie Cummings Library 2551 SW Matheson Ave., Palm City except the November 23rd meeting which will be held at the Blake Library 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart.

 

 

October 12, 2022: Kim Rody – Giglee

November 23, 2022: Jane Baldridge – Poured Painting

January 4, 2023: Martha Quigley – Oil

February 8, 2023: Chris Kling – Oil

March 8, 2023: Alice Laputka – Pastel

April 12, 2023: Sally Pearson – Watercolor

 

 

 Upcoming     Art     Workshops

At The Village Club & Preserve

2261 SW Racquet Club Drive, Palm City

 

 

Paint & Sip on Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  You will paint along with an instructor and bring home a beautiful painting.  $40.00 includes all materials and the Sip.  This event will benefit PCAA and the Scholarship Fund.

Art Workshop to be held on January 25, 2023 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM will be learning how to paint in pastel and create a beautiful landscape.  You will learn by a step by step process on how to mix pigment on paper to create depth and distance. Come try something new an learn how to paint in this exciting medium.  All materials will be provided. Cost $45.00.  Nancy Mich an experienced instructor, member of PCAA with many accolades will teach the classes.

Please contact Laura Tiano to sign up or with questions at:
Ltiano@mac.com

 

 

New     Members    Welcome!

 

PCAA is an active, interesting & diverse group of friendly, talented artists who share a love of art. Members work in a myriad of mediums including oil, acrylics, watercolor, charcoal, pastels, stained glass, wood, sculpture, metal & mixed media.  With 3 on-going venues to display & sell work, and a big annual art show in February, there are lots of opportunities to express ourselves, share ideas and support and inspire one another. We work to grow our skills and there’s no better way to do that than collaborate with like-minded artists, which is why we’re always open & welcoming to new artists to join us.

Please come observe a meeting on the second Wednesday of each month Oct. thru May at 1pm at The Peter and Julie Cummings Library in Palm City , and see a fun demo, perhaps learn a new skill, and get inspired by the creativity and inspiration of our members.  Once you observe a meeting, we are confident you will want to join our membership. Member dues enable us to 1) provide & pay knowledgeable artists to demo at meetings (this alone is worth every penny)! 2) pay our rent at the library; 3) cover the cost of our insurance; 4) cover the costs of our website provider; and 5) provide 3 annual scholarships to local high school students. Your dues make it possible for you to participate in all our activities, annual art show, and on-going exhibitions as well.

 

 

Meet   Our   Officers   for   2022-2023

 

 

 

At its May 11th meeting PCAA members unanimously elected the following officers:

Back Row:   Nancy Mich, Vice-President, Dana Meyer, Trustee, Judi LeBlanc, Secretary, Diane Raymond,  Past President

Front Row:  Lois Brusko, Treasurer, Laura Tiano, President, Donna Jutila, Trustee

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PCAA’s   ANNUAL   HIGH   SCHOOL

ART   SCHOLARSHIP   AWARDS

 

 

PCAA proudly announces this year’s talented high school scholarship recipients from Martin County. Our best wishes to these three extraordinary young women as they continue their artistic journey making a positive difference in our world.

Juliana Vollone, a Senior at Clark Advanced Learning Center.  Juliana will be attending Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale with a major in Art & Design and a concentration in Graphic Design.

 

Madisyn Boudreau, a Senior at Jensen Beach High School.  Madisyn will be attending the University of Central Florida with a major in Entertainment Management and minor in Studio Art.

 

Miyah Lebofsky, a Senior at Martin County High School was awarded The Jane “Ejan” Blatt Memorial Scholarship.  Miyah will be attending Florida State University with majors in Art and Psychology.

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Palm City Art Associates, Inc. is a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization of over 80 artists coming together, sharing ideas and giving back to the community through scholarships for local students.  Their mission states: “Dedicated to encouraging and promoting the creative arts among our members and in our communities.”

 

 

 

 

If you are interested in becoming involved with PCAA or getting more information, please visit:  palmcityartassociates.org

 

Visit our New FaceBook Page!  

 

 

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Be Joyful And Experience “A Safari For The Soul” At Wiener Museum Of Decorative Arts In Dania Beach Now Through End Of December

“Jabula” means “to be joyful” in Zulu. And joy is what the Wiener Museum of Decorative Art (WMODA) gives to every visitor!  The Ardmore Design team continues to reimagine motifs from their iconic ceramic art to transform our living spaces with the beauty of the natural world rooted in African style and culture.  Visionary, Arthur Wiener shares his passion for the creative arts by supporting local communities of artists and their environments.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the newest WMODA Exhibit, “A Safari for the Soul” available now through December 31, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

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481 S. Federal Highway    Dania Beach, FL 3300

954-376-6690   http://wmoda.com

 

 

Gallery Hours:  Tuesday thru Saturday  10 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

A   Safari   for   the   Soul

 

 

 

Be inspired by the Ardmore works of art

and the words of wisdom

from Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, who

said  “I am the captain of my soul.”

 

 

 

 

Step into A Safari for the Soul to experience the wild and wonderful world of Ardmore Ceramic Art. Imagine yourself as an intrepid explorer traveling through the magnificent mountains and grassy savannas of South Africa to visit the Ardmore community of ceramic artists. Our destination is KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa which means “children of heaven” in the Zulu language. The Ardmore studio was founded in 1985 by Fée Halsted who began teaching local people how to create unique ceramic art. The fame of the developing studio spread internationally as collectors discovered the wit and whimsy of Ardmore ceramics which can be experienced in the WMODA Safari for the Soul gallery. Ardmore began experimenting with fabric design in 2010 and launched the Qalakabusha sofa, meaning “new beginnings”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each Ardmore piece is unique, a one-of-a-kind work of art which typically involves a thrower, a sculptor, and a painter. The studio is full of talented men and women who create dynamic and diverse imagery, ranging from lyrical foliate forms inspired by Africa’s flora and fauna to intricate patterns reminiscent of Zulu beadwork and basket weaving. Over the years, sons and daughters have joined their mothers, fathers, aunts, and uncles at Ardmore to create new family traditions in this remote region of South Africa. They collaborate in the spirit of Ubuntu, meaning “we are because of others”.

 

 

Wearable Art

 

 

 

Ardmore Sabie Kings Flame Scarf

 

 

 

 

The success of Ardmore’s fantastical furniture and fabrics heralded an exciting new design direction for the ceramic art studio. The new Ardmore Design Studio gained international recognition in 2013 following their collaboration with Hermès, the luxury French brand. Talented Ardmore artists, including Sidney Nyabeze and Abel Mohloakoana, worked under the guidance of Fèe’s eldest daughter, Catherine Berning, to create a stunning range of silk scarves. Ardmore’s latest sensational silk art collection featuring the Sabie Kings is now produced under their own brand.

 

 

Environment and Culture

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ardmore Studio helps create awareness of the plight of endangered animals in Africa and the need to protect the environment. Their initiatives to address issues such as ivory poaching, illegal hunting and trafficking are represented in sensitive studies of rhinos, elephants, leopards, and pangolins. One of Ardmore’s most magnificent sculptures symbolizes sustainability and portrays Nelson Mandela on the summit. Abundance was produced for the 2011 Climate Change Conference in Durban and now has pride of place at WMODA thanks to Arthur Wiener. Arthur has been collecting Ardmore avidly for over ten years and he is glad that his purchases help support vulnerable communities in South Africa.  One of the most impressive masterworks is Somandla Ntshalintshali’s symbolic vessel, created with Fée’s creative guidance, which is currently on exhibition in South Africa. The crocodile at the base represents ancient spirits and evolves into a pangolin, symbolizing sanctuary. The secretary bird emerges victorious over perilous times holding in its talons snakes and a bat which represent the COVID-19 virus.

 

 

 

Pottery to Pillows to Poufs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ardmore’s graphic designers have also translated the studio’s lush patterns of African fauna and flora into a vibrant range of furnishing fabrics and pillow designs in luxurious silk, velvet, and cotton, as well as outdoor fabrics for the Solaris collection. Interior designers can create their own safari adventures with curtains and furniture, or they can choose from the stunning love seats, benches, and poufs in the Sabie collection sold at the WMODA shop.

 

Entertaining with Ardmore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ardmore tabletop collection features tablecloths, runners, and napkins for formal dining as well as tea towels, melamine place mats, and coasters for casual entertaining. The latest Sabie collection of textiles was inspired by Fèe Halsted’s vacation in the Kruger National Park where the bush is lush, thick with foliage and abundant in wildlife. Fèe described her magical trip as a “never-ending tapestry of camouflaged beasts, where light, sound, movement and color shift and change”. Her fertile imagination resulted in three designs namely Sabie Forest, Camp Critters and King Cheetah which are available to order in several styles and colors through the WMODA museum shop. All sales benefit the educational programs at WMODA which is a 501c3 not-for-profit museum.

 

 

 

WMODA is a non-profit museum founded in 2014 by Arthur Wiener and his family to inspire appreciation and understanding of ceramics and glass as art forms. This remarkable legacy enables us to celebrate an important aspect of our cultural heritage in an exciting and enjoyable environment.

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit and upcoming events at WMODA:

Contact:

Louise Irvine louise@wmoda.com

Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts

481 S. Federal Highway   Dania Beach, FL 33004

954-376-6690

 

 

 

 

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Studios Of Key West Feature Jane Lawton Baldridge’s “Oceana Phenomena: Sea Level Stories Key West Edition” October 6 – 27, 2022

The Studios of Key West will feature  Jane Lawton Baldridge in a Solo Exhibit, “Oceana Phenomena: Sea Level Stories Key West Edition”.  A local artist whose artwork has been showcased as far away as the Republic of Slovenia, Baldridge is an award-winning sailor, licensed boat captain, and accomplished mixed media artist. The public is invited to an Opening Reception on Thursday, October 6. Enjoy an Artist Talk and Reception on Wednesday, October 26.  This exhibit continues through October 27, 2022. Along with the Gallery talk October 26th, Baldridge is working with Schools at the Studios to arrange for Montessori classes to attend the exhibit and create project inspired by the exhibit.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

533 Eaton Street      Key West, FL 33040
305-296-0458

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Oceana     Phenomena:

Sea    Level    Stories    Key    West    Edition”

 

 

 

Thursday,  October   6,   2022

 

 

5 pm         VIP   reception   with   champagne 

 

 

6 – 8 pm         Public reception

 

 

 

 

Wednesday,  October  26,  2022

 

 

 

 

Artist Talk and Closing Reception 5:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gallery and Box Office Hours: Tues. – Sat. 10 am – 4 pm

https://tskw.org/all-exhibitions/

 

Exhibit  runs  October 6-27,  2022

 Sanger Gallery at The Studios of Key West

 

The exhibit will have some education components TBA.

 

 

 

Over 950 square feet of gallery space will display approximately 25 of Baldridge’s Sea Story paintings and 20 Sea Level Story mannequins along with her video Wisdom of the Waves.

 

 

“Eastern Swell breaking on Anastasia Rocks” by Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

 

 

Baldridge uses the power of art to bring awareness to the mounting threats of flooding and sea level rise with the goal of inspiring our community to unify in becoming more resilient to these issues while solutions are sought. Large abstract seascape paintings that portray sea states from the perfect tranquil snorkel day to the powerful waves borne on a storm are displayed alongside sculptural figures covered with recycled navigational charts reinforcing the immediacy of the crisis at hand.

 

 

 

Jane Lawton Baldridge’s Sea Mannequins

 

 

“If you do not go out on the ocean and witness its power and beauty, you won’t understand the rushing water borne on a storm. Currents, tides and runoff change the land. This can manifest into the magic of an ox-bow forming in a river or a beach house undermined and falling into the ocean.” —Jane Lawton Baldridge.

 

 

 

“Life at 20 Down” by Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

 

The sponsors of this exhibit, First Horizon Foundation and FIRM are laser focused to help educate property owners in the Keys of their vulnerability and how to make their properties more prepared for the impending threat of permanent inundation.

 

 

 

“Bermuda Triangle” by Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

 

 

THANK   YOU   to   our   Sponsors~

Supported by First Horizon Foundation and FIRM

Additional sponsors to date:  Key West Sunrise Rotary Club and Steve & Kathy Russ

 

 

 

 

 

Key West Inhabitants in progress by Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

 

 

The venues where Baldridge’s artwork has been shown include Lincoln Center, Times Square, the Louvre, Museum of Computer Art, Mint Museum, Cameron Museum of Art and Fayetteville Museum of Art and at the World Festival of Art on Paper in Slovenia. She also has a print in the Library of Congress. For more information, visit her website, www.artspeaks.com.

 

 

 

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Jurors Are Announced As October 2, 2022 Deadline To Apply To Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest Nears

Endangered Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest is a global, juried, on-line contest that focuses on the artists’ interpretation of what “endangered” means. Cash prizes total over $7,000 and includes an Adult Category and Young Artist Category.  The deadline to enter is Sunday, October 2, 2022. Young Artists ENTER FREE thanks to the generosity of Shechter & Associates. The Rickie Report shares the details and introduces the esteemed jurors. Sales from this contest benefits the Center for Great Apes.

 

 

 

 

A global, juried, online contest to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either:

  • Celebration of the beauty of endangered or threatened species/habitats

  • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitatsCash Prizes totaling $7,450; ENDANGERED Online! exhibition Benefits the Center for Great Apes

 

 

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

Art4Apes ensures that your art will be viewed by an expert panel with a commitment to endangered species and their habitats.  Each year we have three or four inspirational judges:  a photographer, an art expert and a conservationist/animal rights supporter. 

 

 

Judges are asked to score each entry in terms of the following criteria:

1. Creativity

2. Success in reflecting the theme of “ENDANGERED”

3. Artistic skill/Photographic quality/Technique

 

 

Each judge votes on all categories and the scores are summed to decide the winners.

This year we are honored and grateful to have a particularly exciting and appropriate panel to view your work.   We are proud to announce the international jury panel for the 10th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2022 – Bruce Helander, Ron Magill, Frans B. M. de Waal, and Philip Wollen. They’re looking forward to reviewing all the entries.

 

 

MEET     THE     JURORS:

 

 

 

BRUCE HELANDER

 

 

 

 

Art4Apes welcomes back Bruce Helander to the jury panel. Bruce 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).

Website: Bruce Helander

 

 

RON MAGILL

 

 

 

Thanks to Ron Magill for joining our panel once again. Ron has worked with wildlife for over 40 years. He is the host of HITN’s national wildlife documentary program, Mundo Salvaje con Ron Magill. As Zoo Miami’s “Goodwill Ambassador,” he has made frequent television appearances on many programs, including National Geographic Explorer, the Discovery Networks, the Today Show, Good Morning America, The Late Show, CBS This Morning, Dateline, and CNN. In addition, as a wildlife photographer and Nikon ambassador, he has written and produced many wildlife articles and award-winning photographs that have appeared in publications and galleries around the world. He has traveled extensively throughout Africa, Asia and Tropical America while developing and directing conservation projects and Emmy-Award-winning documentaries focusing on the wildlife of those regions. Ron’s proudest professional accomplishment is the establishment of the “Ron Magill Conservation Endowment” at the Zoo Miami Foundation.

Website: Ron Magill

 

 

FRANS B. M. DE WAAL

 

 

 

 

 

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Frans B. M. de Waal, a Dutch/American biologist and primatologist known worldwide for his work on the behavior and social intelligence of primates. Dr de Waal is the Charles Howard Candler Professor Emeritus of Primate Behavior in the Department of Psychology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory, and author of numerous books. His first book, Chimpanzee Politics (1982), compared the schmoozing and scheming of chimpanzees involved in power struggles with that of human politicians. Ever since, de Waal has drawn parallels between primate and human behavior, from peacemaking and morality to culture. He is a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Facebook: Frans de Waal

 

 

 

PHILIP WOLLEN

 

 

 

 

 

Grateful thanks to Philip Wollen for joining our panel. Philip is an Australian philanthropist, environmentalist, and animal rights activist. He is a former Vice-President of Citibank and was also General Manager at Citicorp.

During his travels, by age 40, he’d witnessed cruelty so egregious he decided to do all he could to alleviate suffering, give away everything he owned with warm hands, and die broke. Today, he is a “Venture Capitalist for Good Causes,” supporting some 500 mission-critical projects in 40+ countries that protect children, animals, and the environment.

He awards the annual Kindness Gold Medal & $20,000 Cash Prize to people who have devoted their lives to the service of others. Past recipients include Sir David Attenborough (UK), Dr. Professor T. Colin Campbell (USA), Dr. Ian Gawler OAM (Australia), and Dr. Jane Goodall DBE (United Kingdom). He has received many awards, including The Order of Australia Medal in The Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Facebook: Philip Wollen

 

 

 

 

Thank you to Juried Art Services~

 

Art4Apes sincerely thanks Paul Fisher and Mary Strope of Juried Art Services for their exceptional help and support in administering the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest.  We could not run this contest without you.  

 

 

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Babcock Ranch Art Show Calls For Applicants For March 11 & 12, 2023 Boutique Art Show Event In 1st Fully Solar-Powered Town In The U.S.

The Babcock Ranch Art Show, produced by the experienced ArtFest Fort Myers staff is a two-day boutique art show taking place on March 11 & 12, 2023.  This Free-to-the-public event will showcase 60+ artists in the first-ever fully solar powered town in the U.S.  As more neighborhoods develop, more art lovers are eager to shop this event.  The deadline to apply is November 4, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of last year’s successful event.  Extensive promotion, featuring YOUR artwork, to neighboring cities in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties assures that the buying public will be eager to see you.

Babcock   Ranch   Art   Show

March   11   &   12,   2023

Founder’s   Square,   Babcock   Ranch,   FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

60+ Artists

 

 

Deadline to apply: November 4, 2022

 

 

 

Apply now at ZAPPlication.org.

 

 

For more information visit:   BabcockRanchArtShow.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Babcock Ranch Art Show, produced by the experienced ArtFest Fort Myers staff, is a 2 day boutique art show held in the new town of Babcock Ranch. This FREE-to-the-public art show will feature 60+ exceptional artists centered in Founders Square overlooking Lake Babcock. Babcock Ranch is the first ever fully solar powered town in the U.S. surrounded by seven new neighborhoods. New members of the Babcock community will be now more than ever looking for artwork to enhance the beauty and elegance of their new homes! A variety of local farm to table restaurants & vendors will encourage attendees to stay for lunch or dinner, as they decide upon their artwork purchases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Babcock Ranch Art Show is dedicated to promoting and showcasing your artwork. Extensive promotion, featuring YOUR artwork, to neighboring cities in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties assures that the buying public will be eager to see you. Advertising will include newspapers, radio, billboards, and online advertising with paid and organic Facebook ads all featuring artist work. We also highly encourage artists to reach out to your email mailing lists with newsletters and post promotional images on social media about your participation in the Babcock Ranch Art Show. Working together will attract a larger audience for artists.

 

 

The Babcock Ranch Art Show has artist friendly procedures in place to ensure that your weekend with us is pleasant and profitable. Our Artist Hospitality team is there to greet and direct you on Set Up Day and is available to you all weekend. Artists are set in a circular flow around Founders Square that allows booths to have at least 3 feet of space in the lakefront setting.

 

 

 

 

Artist Perks include:

 

• Drive up access to your booth location on set up day (Friday morning) with ample behind booth storage

• Indoor bathrooms

• Convenient free artist parking adjacent to the Art Show site

• Professional overnight security

• Oversized booth spaces with at least three feet between booths and ample storage space behind

• An audience of new home-buyers eager for your artwork

Babcock Ranch Art Show is accessible to all artists, including those with disabilities. Physical accessibility includes booths with no physical barrier to entry, parking on solid surface with continual paved path to artist’s booth; accessible bathrooms and on-site artist support volunteers for questions.

Please indicate any specific accommodations needed in your ZAPP application.

Artists are selected in a jury process to create a well-balanced show that represents artistic diversity in the following categories: Ceramics, Digital, Drawing/Pastels, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Watercolor, Wearable and Wood.

 

If you are new to the idea of selling at outdoor art festivals, please contact us for any support you may need – we love to help. Our staff is available to talk about any details you seek and to take a peek at your images in advance and provide feedback on “jury strength” at least in our opinion based on 20+ years of watching juries. We love talking with artists and are happy to share our insights to support artists’ success.

 

 

BE A PART OF BABCOCK RANCH ART SHOW:

 

 

 

 

• Apply now – Deadline: November 4, 2022 at ZAPPlication.org

• Visit our festival website BabcockRanchArtShow.com for more information

 

 

Questions: Annie.crouch@artfestfortmyers.com

Annie Crouch, Community Engagement Manager

ArtFest Fort Myers 1375 Jackson Street, Suite 401  Fort Myers, FL 33901
(239)768-3602

 

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Deborah La Fogg Docherty Takes Pastels To The New Heights, Winning Two National Awards. Check Out Her Newest Classes For All Levels And Her Artworks

Deb La Fogg Docherty celebrates international recognition of her pastel art with 4th Place and Honorable Mention wins in the Pastel Journal’s 100 Pastels for 2022. Her love of the medium is apparent when you see her work. The inferences of a tree’s shadow, a dog’s eyes, or a cat’s hair distinguish her abilities. Not content to create art herself, Deb is a wonderful teacher, eager to share her methods with her students.  The Rickie Report shares an interview with Deb about “Patio Princess”, some sneak peeks, the class details and urges anyone who ever wanted to dip their toes into painting or pastels to take advantage of Deb’s class opportunities, as you read in the interview, teachers have influence of their students that follows them in their lives. 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two of Deborah’s animal paintings recently won fourth place and honorable mention in the Pastel Journals Top 100 Pastels for 2022 international competition and have fetched substantial amounts in recent auctions. In 2021 her painting “Testing the Waters” was selected by the Timber Wolf Alliance for their Poster of the year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Patio Princess” by Deborah La Fogg Docherty. All rights reserved

 

 

 

Deborah LaFogg Docherty’s love for painting and nature began on a farm in Connecticut where she grew up. Besides the animals she encountered, her mother’s paintings inspired Deborah to continue in her footsteps. In grade school she had numerous watercolor one woman shows of the birds she had encountered on nature walks with her teacher Mrs. Harvey. Her formal training in illustration and commercial art began in college where she had a painting hanging in Yale University’s Art Gallery in her junior year and discovered the joy of pastels. After graduating with honors, she moved to South Florida where she landed a job with a large newspaper for 34 years, finding ways to use her art in and outside of work.  

 

 

During her art-related trips to Europe it was Degas’ pastel paintings that were as vibrant as the day he created them that fed her desire the most. In hopes of honing her skills and insight she took workshops and classes with Doug Dawson, Maggie Price, John Seery-Lester, Richard McKinley, Liz Haywood-Sullivan and Jan Martin McGuire. With the many things Deborah learned she loves to share her passion for pastels with beginners and intermediate students through workshops and classes.

 

 

 

 BEHIND  THE  SCENES

 WITH  

DEBORAH  LAFOGG  DOCHERTY

 
 

 

 

TRR:  Tell us about your exciting award winning piece!  How you approach a blank surface before you begin and how does the subject effect your work?

DEBORAH:

 

A blank piece of paper is an exciting opportunity to me. I can sketch it or take photos and play with compositions in photoshop, but this was a something I had seen almost daily that made me smile. The subject is one of my two cats, Boop. She and her sister were rescues.  Boop is a sun worshiper/ snuggler and her eyes light up every time she gets to go out into the patio.  At a certain time of day, the light would hit  Boop just right and the scene would sparkle!  That’s when I knew I had to paint it! To me when the composition, contrast, textures and colors come to life that gives me inspiration.

 

 

TRR:  You can sign up for classes with Deborah (Starting the beginning of October) by contacting the Boynton Beach Arts and Cultural Center.  Sign up for “Expressive Pastel”:  561.742.6221  Located at 1901 N. Seacrest Blvd.  Boynton Beach, FL 33435.  Click Here to register

Deborah will also be teaching “Expressive Pastels For Landscapes” at the Armory Art Center on October 17/18 and November 28/29.  Contact Deborah for details

 

 

 

“Dreaming of Flight” by Deborah La Fogg Docherty. All rights reserved

 

 

 

 

TRR: What is your working method?

DEBORAH:

Once the drawing is done, I will often do an under painting of large areas to establish where lights, darks and colors go. On this painting I choose to do each section independent of each other, allowing me more control. The different texture was exciting to me. The paper I use is 400 UART, it allows me to use many layers of color. The pastels I use range from hard Rembrandts and Giraults to buttery colorful Jack Richeson, Terry Ludwigs and Unisons. The pastel pencils I use are Faber-Castel.

 

 

 

 

“Assateague Island” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty. All rights reserved

 

 

TRR:  What is your focus when it comes to color, values, mark-making and textures?

DEBORAH:

 

Color obviously plays a major role in this piece. I love color. I had been told by one of my professors that I was a “colorist”. To me color is life. It expresses mood and invokes emotion in the viewer, things I want to share.  When I approach a painting, I note the shape and texture of each object. Is it fur? Is it a smooth surface like the sky, water, or is it a tree with many layers of textures? Each gets a different approach. Example: fur. You wouldn’t like to pet a cat going against how its hair grows… it would appear course and unnatural. You’d want to paint it going in the direction of how it flows over muscle and bone so it appears more lifelike. You’d use thin short strokes.

 

 

 

“Pelican Dawn” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty.  All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

TRR:  Are there ever any surprises as you work on a painting?

DEBORAH:

 

Mostly I paint wildlife and landscapes but I’ve been painting pets for other people ever since I finished college and moved to Florida. I will only paint pets for myself if I feel that the particular animal has importance to me. About surprises…YES!  I had gotten halfway done with “Patio Princess” when I dropped it. I was devastated… But I really wanted to finish it. After studying it for a week I noticed the cushions on the coach had been too vibrant. The pastel dust from other colors had neutralized the color helping me to see. It took almost destroying the painting, to turn it into a blessing in disguise!

 

 

TRR:  Is there anything else you’d like to add?

DEBORAH:

I am currently featured in a curated exhibit, “Dog Days of Summer…and Other Pets, Too” by Martin Arts at the Courthouse Cultural Gallery in Stuart, FL. which is available through October. For more details visit:  www.lafogg.com

 

 

 

 

Her paintings have won many other national and international awards and have been included in art museum shows in the US, the International Festival for Natural Ecology Convention at the Lanwan Art Museum in Qingdao China with the Artists for Conservation and has had paintings in New York City’s Salmagundi Club, Sotheby’s in Los Angles and the MEAM Museum in Barcelona Spain.  Membership affiliations include: Signature Member Pastel Society of America, Signature Member Artists for Conservation, the Salmagundi Art Club in NYC, Elected Member Audubon Artists, Society of Animal Artists, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Oil Painters of America, and the International Guild of Realism.

For more information about Deborah’s paintings or classes:

Deborah LaFogg Docherty, AFC, IAPS/MC, PSA
Wildlife/Landscape Artist

www.lafogg.com

deb@lafogg.com

 

 

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Susan S. Buzzi Examines Relationship Violence In Groundbreaking “This Is How I Feel” Exhibit At Sunrise Civic Center Theatre & Gallery As Part Of Individual Artist Grant through the Broward County Cultural Division

Susan S. Buzzi has received an Individual Artist Grant through the Broward County Cultural Division for her photo documentary , “This is How I Feel”.  A former law enforcement officer, certified coach practitioner and educator, Susan explores the necessary and difficult domestic violence and abuse issues in ALL relationships.  The exhibit opens on September 16 and runs thru October 22, 2022.  The Public is invited to the Opening Reception and short lecture on Sunday, September 18, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some of Susan’s insightful artwork and resources. PLEASE NOTE:  Images are suitable for the general public and are accompanied by informative texts.

 

 

 

 

 

Sunrise Civic Center Theatre & Gallery

10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd.   Sunrise, FL  33351

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, September 18, 2022    3 pm

Exhibit runs September 16 – October 22, 2022

For more information and hours:  954.747.4646  

 

 

 

 

“This is How I Feel” focuses on issues of sexual abuse and assault as well as domestic violence.  Along with the widespread impact of the Covid-19 crises, statistics have alarmingly increased and the dialogue has become critical. 

 

 

 

 

Susan Buzzi tells The Rickie Report, “My main objective with this photo documentary is of course, to bring awareness, given my careers in law enforcement, education, counseling and longtime advocacy; however, to deliver the message visually and promote it through the arts – this is the challenge and my distinct honor.  And, every so often, I have the extraordinary opportunity to bring the voices to the surface for everyone to hear.  I’ve provided the facts – the alarming statistics (which are underrepresented due to not originating as domestic-related calls and those that are simply not reported at all) – and I’ve also outlined the warning signs, scenarios, and life-saving contacts. Indeed, I am grateful to the Broward Cultural Division for their support of this project and to the Sunrise Civic Center Gallery for hosting the exhibition”. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As an arts educator and coach practitioner working with victims of crime, Susan often uses expressive therapies to overcome adversity and to build confidence and trust.  “For this exhibit, I chose the traditional photography format at the onset of my shoots; developed the film by hand in the darkroom; and later often combined digital manipulation in order to distort identities and locations.  With these techniques, I am able to preserve the basic photographic process of capturing specific moments prior to the shutter trip and then create new layers to enhance and extend the imagery.”

 

 

“Trapped” by Susan S. Buzzi

 

 

The actual process of healing through art while addressing the metaphors for the unspeakable and raising awareness, has also become a valuable vehicle and extraordinary opportunity for recovery and social change.  This presentation is dedicated to ALL victims, survivors and their families.  Susan shares, ” Each of these individuals have overcome great suffering, pain, darkness, and disappointment….and now have transitioned to healthier and safer places.  I want to remind them that you are stronger than you know!  I am most grateful to the Broward Cultural Division for support of this important project and to the Sunrise City Center Gallery for welcoming this exhibit. By doing so, you contribute to the social consciousness of our communities.”

 

 

 

These are uncomfortable, yet necessary conversations taking place across the country.  We ALL must learn the warning signs to be observant and vigilant. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic Violence is commonly perpetrated by men against women; however, females have also been known to exhibit violent behavior against their male partners.  Approximately five percent of males are killed by their intimate partners.  Each year, approximately 500,000 women are physically assaulted or raped by an intimate partner compared to 100,000 men. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, statistics show 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and 1 in 4 men (28.5%) will experience rape, physical violence or stalking in their lifetime.

 

 

 

Rape is primarily perpetrated by men, while women engage in other forms of violence against men. 26% of gay men and 37.3% of bisexual men have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime, in comparison to 29% of heterosexual men. When considering male same sex relationships, studies show approximately 26% of men called the police for assistance after experiencing near-lethal violence.

 

 

 

“Second Thoughts” by Susan S. Buzzi

 

 

Domestic violence and abuse affects our children, teens, elders, both males and females, and our LGBTQIA+ communities.  When counseling victims of crime, assault, stalking and survivors of abuse, I incorporate expressive therapies which often include reflective writing and art programming.  These methods, when combined with traditional treatment, have become invaluable for rehabilitation; they provide a comfortable approach as they relieve anxiety, depression and stress; rebuilds confidence and self-image; calms fears; and encourages the expression of feelings.

 

 

 

Susan sees herself as a social barometer with the goal to achieve “a consciousness” for the viewer. She says, “I think of art as a powerful tool with the potential to heal, protect, inspire, motivate, reveal, and impassion us all. Opening the imagination and encouraging it to soar creates avenues for participation; and surely, strengthening participation leads to commitment in everything we do”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LGBTQIA+ individuals are found to be far more vulnerable and at risk to domestic violence and abuse than those engaged in heterosexual relationships. Reasons often include lack of reporting incidents and skewed statistics; fear of retaliation from their partner; judgement; and embarrassment in the community. Most recent statistics show that 43.8% of lesbian women and 61.1% of bisexual women have experienced rape, physical violence, and/ or stalking by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime; as opposed to 35% of heterosexual women.  (Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2020)

 

 

“As an artist and educator, I feel it is my responsibility to create meaningful dialogue in what I do, and always to provide integrity and authenticity. The opportunity to strive to preserve our humanity, conquer adversity, and foster an appreciation and understanding for, and through the arts, is my privilege”.  Buzzi will also be presenting work to the Broward Commission in October and accepting a Proclamation for National Domestic Violence Month as a member of the Broward Commission on the Status of Women.

 

Additional services, including alternative medicine and holistic approaches/treatments, need to be made more available for everyone – without stigma or shame –  to ensure safe transitions and referrals for shelter and medical and legal services.  It must be a unified approach: combining education, wellness and healthcare, the law and social services, and most importantly, our communities that will begin the process of healing ….

 

 

In September of 2021, Congress passed the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act which launched this past July in Broward County.  “988” is now available to those in crisis or experiencing emotional distress for intervention and assistance. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit contact Sunrise Center Theatre Box Office   954.747.4646

 

 

 

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Set Your Cultural GPS For Wellington As Art Events Offer Multiple Opportunities To Meet The Artists And Enjoy A Pop-Up Event At The Mall

Set your cultural GPS for three events sponsored by the Wellington Art Society (WAS)!   Saturday, September 16 – 18 celebrate the “Fall for Art” Pop-Up Gallery at The District @ The Mall at Wellington Green with an Opening Reception (Saturday, September 18).  Enjoy free demos and meet the artists!  A new art exhibit “Effects”is open now through November 29, 2022 at the Wellington Community Center. The art exhibit “Elegant” is at Wellington City Hall open now through November 15, 2022.  A joint Public Reception will be held on Tuesday, October 4 will be held so art lovers can enjoy both!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

S E P T E M B E R    16  –  18 ,  2022

 

 

 

Saturday, September 17th   5  –  8  pm

 

 

Hours:  Friday & Saturday, 10 am–8 pm; Sunday,  11 am–3 pm

 

 

 

Art lovers are invited to meet and mingle with the featured artists, enjoy artists demonstrations, and attend the Fall for Art Reception and Awards ceremony!  Proceeds will benefit the Wellington Art Society’s Scholarship and Outreach Programs.

 

 

The District @ The Mall at Wellington Green is located inside The Mall at Wellington Green

 

 

10300 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 175,     Wellington, FL

 

For more information, visit WellingtonArtSociety.org, or contact Leslie Pfeiffer at (561) 632-3677 or mysticway1@bellsouth.net.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About The Mall at Wellington Green:

The Mall at Wellington Green in Wellington, FL is a 1.2 million square foot, two-level regional shopping destination, and it features over 160 stores. Retail and restaurant favorites include Macy’s, Dillard’s, Apple, Brighton, Chico’s, Forever 21, H&M, Helzberg Diamonds, Zales, Tommy Bahama, City Furniture, Lemongrass, Cask + Shaker, Ford’s Garage, The Palm Beach Museum of Natural History, and more. For more information, visit shopwellingtongreen.com.

 

 

 

Wellington   Art   Society

Announces    New   Exhibition    “Effects”  

 

 

 

 

 

 

The public is invited to experience “Effects” at the Wellington Community Center located at 12150 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington. The exhibition will be open weekdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm from August 16 to November 29, 2022. This exhibition is running concurrently with WAS’s “Elegant” exhibition at Wellington City Hall open now through November 15th. 

 

 

 

Opening   reception   celebrating   both   exhibitions

 

 

Tuesday, October 4th, 2022

5  –  7  pm.

Two venues – one great night!

 

 

Meet the artists and vote for your favorite artwork. There will be door prizes and refreshments to enjoy. Boutique items by WAS members will be available for purchase during the reception. 

 

 

 

All artwork in the exhibition is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs. To arrange the purchase of artwork hanging in the exhibition, please email presidentofwas@gmail.com. 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 41st year. It is open to visual artists of all mediums and art enthusiasts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries and venues, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. For further information about the Wellington Art Society, please visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org or email presidentofwas@gmail.com. 

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Kicks Off New Art Season With Its September 14th Meeting Featuring Heather Bergstrom And Tips To Turn Your Passion Into A Career

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) is thrilled to begin its 42nd year with their first event of the season on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. The meeting takes place at the Wellington Community Center with a meet and greet followed by a member spotlight and brief meeting. The event will conclude with a presentation by local artist Heather Bergstrom on “How to Turn Your Passion into A Side Hustle or Career”.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Heather’s artwork.

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday, September 14 , 2022

 

 

5:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

FEATURING:  

HEATHER   BERGSTROM

 

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

For more information contact: Laura Jaffe, presidentofwas@gmail.com

 

 COVID-19 protocols will be observed. 

 

 

 

 

Heather Bergstrom has spent a lifetime pursuing her passion and skill as an artist. Her favorite mediums are graphite, charcoal and acrylic paint. She loves to tell stories with her art, painting poignant scenes which translate into universal feelings of contentment, nostalgia, or joie de vivre. 

 

 

 

 

Heather Bergstrom with Macro Flowers

 

 

 

Heather is originally from New Haven, Connecticut where she worked in the public school system. Several years ago, she and her family moved to Florida where she got a job at a local private school. Throughout her career, she never lost her enthusiasm for art. When she wasn’t working, she was creating. In fact, during her lunchbreaks she was often found drawing in the teachers’ lounge. As more and more people started asking to buy her art, it dawned on her that this might be a nice way to make a little extra cash. In her free time, she began slowly building a portfolio of works, a website and a social media presence. 

 

 

“Life Lesson” by Heather Bergstrom

 

 

Then the global pandemic forced schools to shut down, leaving many people, including Heather, without a job. Though this was a difficult time, Heather saw it as an opportunity to grow her art side hustle into a full-time career: A dream that she previously thought would have to wait until retirement.

 

 

 

 

“Bonnie Bluebird” by Heather Bergstrom

 

 

 

Around this time, Heather met master artist, Laurie Snow Hein, through the Wellington Art Society. Laurie appreciated Heather’s passion and business sense and hired her practically on the spot as her assistant. Heather says, “meeting Laurie was providential. I have learned so much from her experience as a professional artist and have applied that knowledge to my own art business.” Now Heather enjoys sharing her art marketing expertise with other creatives.

 

 

 

 

“Joy Comes With The Morning” by Heather Bergstrom

 

 

 

Heather Bergstrom is an active Board member of the Wellington Art Society and serves on the Marketing Team. In 2020, she received the People’s Choice Award at the South Florida Fair and in 2021 she received the People’s Choice Award for the “Wonders of Art” Exhibition at Wellington Community Center. To learn more about her, please visit her website at www.HeatherBergstrom.art and follow her on social media @HeatherBergstromArt.

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 42nd year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. For further information about the Wellington Art Society, please visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org.  

 

 

 

 

 

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