Fran Goodman’s “NOT YOUR ORDINARY PAINTING CLASS” Blends Art History With Abstract Expressionism. Meet Fran At Jerrys Artarama On February 1 For A Demo & Sign Up For Classes In Boca Raton Now!

Fran Goodman is a powerhouse! Her paintings burst with energy and color – and her enthusiasm for teaching her students erupts!  Fran’s artworks are in private collections both nationally and internationally. She teaches “Not Your Ordinary Painting Class” where she blends art history with contemporary applications in Abstract Expressionism in various locations in Palm Beach County.  Her unique aesthetic approach, coupled with her workshops, seminars, support groups, and widespread media exposure, earned her national and international recognition. Read more about the twists in her life and how she got to this moment. The Rickie Report shares the details about her February 1st Demo at Jerrys Artarama in Deerfield Beach, as well as her classes in Boca Raton.  Fran is available for group as well as private classes and she welcomes commissions.

 

 

 

 

 

F  R  A  N       G  O  O  D  M  A  N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE  WORKSHOP:

 

“How To Give Dynamic Demos!”

Saturday, February 1

2 PM

Jerrys Artarama in Deerfield Beach

 

Hillsboro Square  

242 Federal Highway   Deerfield Beach, FL 33441  

 

 

Calling all artists who work in all genres!  If you have been itching to share your talent and skills with the world, but don’t know how to put a dynamic demo together, THIS IS THE WORKSHOP for you!  Fran Goodman will show you everything you need to know, from A – Z, including unique ways to involve your audience and give them a great takeaway!  Curiosity seekers welcome!

 

 

Fran Goodman with Student, at Art Exhibit 

 

 

CLASSES:

BEGINNER  ABSTRACT  EXPRESSIONIST  ART  CLASSES ~  “NOT  YOUR  ORDINARY  PAINTING  CLASS”

 

Wednesdays, 1:30 – 4  pm

Four Week Class

211201-A2 February 5-26

211201-A3 March 4-25

201201-A4 April 1-22

 

 

Saturdays, 10:00 am-12:30 pm

Four Week Class

211202-A2 February 8-29

211202-A3 March 7-28

211202-A4 April 4-25

 

$150.00 Boca Raton Residents     $187.50 Non-Residents

Boca Raton Community Center

150 Crawford Blvd. Boca Raton 33432

561-393-7807

Call and receive your ID and password and then register online.

Join our 

“NOT YOUR ORDINARY PAINTING CLASS”

 

 

Discover the artist in you while having a ball doing it! Experiment with techniques used by famous Abstract Expressionists like Jackson Pollack. Learn about their lives and the lessons they can teach you. Explore elements of color and design, experiment with layering techniques, like water dripping, acrylic skins applications, and so much more. No prior drawing or painting experience necessary. Instructor: Fran Goodman.

Have the most ARTISTIC time of your life at “NOT YOUR ORDINARY PAINTING CLASS”: Blending Art History with Abstract Expressionism, Explore the lives of famous Abstract Expressionists, Learn paper towel techniques, Water dripping, Acrylic Skin applications and So Much More! 

No Prior Drawing Or Painting Experience Necessary  (Demonstrations and individual guidance is given at each class )

 

 

“Reds” by Fran Goodman

 

 

 

When asked why she teaches, Fran tells The Rickie Report, “Although I enjoy composing weekly curriculums and delivering the contents, it is not the reason I love to teach. I love to teach because of what my students give back to me…their faith and trust in me.  Their approving nods while I’m in the process of explaining something, their warm smiles when they get it, their great eagerness to absorb what I suggest to them during their process, their pride and joy in their finished painting. I saw all this yesterday when I taught my first class at the Boca Raton Community Center. Often outside of class, some students will text me an image of a painting they have started on their own to ask for my opinion, or they will contact me to tell me about a gallery show or event I may be interested in. My students never give me a hard time, challenge me, or put me on the defensive, instead, they allow me to mold our experience into one that will be memorable for both of us”.

 

 

FRAN’S STORY:

 

I was born into a family of models and physically beautiful people who put beauty on a pedestal. I was a pretty little girl with an idyllic childhood. I loved to draw and do paint by number canvases but my greatest joy was to design elaborate clothing for my paper dolls and dream about becoming a famous fashion designer who would live in Paris like my heroine Madeline from the Madeline book series. Then at puberty my life turned into a nightmare with the sudden arrested growth of my jawbone. My family shunned me and my classmates persecuted what was now my chinless face. Feeling like I had no worth as a person, I fell into a deep depression. To sooth myself I turned to my art and would draw huge cartoon characters to keep me company. Another thing I would do is pile reams of construction paper monochromatically in my closet and sit in there for hours being soothed by their color.

 

When I was fifteen, I underwent two failed operations to reconstruct my jaw (in one, I nearly died from complications). Through it all, I held onto my childhood dream of becoming a famous dress designer. I still had the dream when I graduated high school and learned I had been accepted to Chouinard Art Institute, the same school that Edith Head, Hollywood costume designer of the ‘40s, and Bob Mackie, designer for Cher and Carol Burnett had attended. Chouinard was a very progressive school with very progressive ideas. First day of orientation we eighteen-year old students were told, “If you’re here to learn anything, there’s the door.”  In my second semester I took a painting course as an elective. We didn’t have to physically paint in a classroom, only show up on the day of the critique at the end of the eight-week course.

 

 

 

Award winning “Garden of Happiness” by Fran Goodman

 

 

 

 

On that day my fellow classmates and I set our paintings on easels in a long row. I looked at the other ones in disbelief. Every one of them was covered with “displaced” lines and color, what I thought amounted to scribble scrabble a child could do, while I had slaved to make my painting resemble real objects. That day was my introduction to abstract expressionism as I soon discovered, when my professor, Robert Chuey, went from one student to another extolling their ability to elicit feelings and emotions in their paintings, which I thought was a real cop out. Instantly, I hated abstract expressionism and wanted nothing to do with it.

 

That day was also a red-letter day, as I learned from my professor, I was wasting my time in fashion, that I was born to paint. I switched majors and painted up a storm while my fellow classmates dubbed me Post Renaissance Girl. When I was in grammar school, my greatest joy was to build dimension into the visual aids that accompanied my school reports, sometimes so intricate and mammoth in size, my father would help carry them into class. At Chouinard, I chose various organic and non-organic materials to build this dimension, including spackling wall paste. As a student, I was able to get my paintings, which were quite large into furniture show rooms and galleries in the LA area; also, in a NJ gallery that my mother had found, but all at the price of taking my name off the canvas. It seemed society wasn’t happy that one showed up as a young female painter in the ‘60s. After three years of this, my father saw only a starving artist in my future and made me quit my education at Chouinard.

 

I then left the fine art world to carve out what would be a thirty-year career as spokesperson for the rights of women and their faces. I designed and disseminated seminars and support groups – concerned more with how women felt about their faces than how they actually looked — in the US and Canada and drew the National and Canadian media. Over the years I was featured on talk shows, radio, and women’s magazines and in newspaper articles including in The New York Times.  During my career, I didn’t paint. Instead, I wrote a memoir and two screenplays about my life.  In 2013, a bout with Lyme disease left me with arthritic fingers and the inability to continue to write. I became depressed, then thought to try painting again. I found that the palette knife over a paintbrush was easier to hold and I also found that abstract expressionism was a better fit for my hands. Still with a passion to build dimension and structure into my paintings, I used pastes, sands and acrylic skins, and my favorite, paper towels. In 2014, I was accepted into Larry Poons’ master class at the Art Students League in NY. Under his tutelage, my paintings were exhibited in group shows in galleries in the Chelsea district of Manhattan.

 

In the same year, I designed an 8-week curriculum where I could teach my craft to beginning painters at the Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ. The program director, finding the class “educational, inspiration and a load of fun”, took it four times!  I moved to Florida in February 2016 and joined the art world in Palm Beach County. Through the auspices of the various guilds that I joined, I was able to show my work in galleries in Southern Florida. I also designed a classroom curriculum for beginning students who wanted to learn abstract expressionism. While I was painting in Larry Poon’s class, I studied the master expressionists from the ‘40’s and ‘50s and found that they were the real teachers. When I put my class together, I decided to apply what I learned so students would have an opportunity to “know” these masters as well, not only through their bio, but through experiencing their style of painting. I called my class, “Not Your Ordinary Painting Class – blending art history with abstract expressionism.

 

“During my life I have created projects, seminars, support groups and trainings in the United States and Canada to inspire growth and self-esteem. Whether it was through my business as spokeswoman for women’s beauty rights, or through Toastmasters as a mentor to many, or as an art educator; whether I was addressing men, women or teens of all ages and all walks of life, I looked for their potential and then empowered them to be their best selves. To me, there is no greater reward than witnessing people flower and bloom.”  Fran’s Artist statement tells us, “I approach the canvas with a desire to fuse color with texture, free of intention, tradition and norms. I count on layering properties to burn a life force into even the smallest structures. My strokes, some obscure, some undefined, personify difference and sameness and how the two natures work in concert with one another.”

 

 

“Satin Nights” by Fran Goodman

 

HOW I TEACH “NOT YOUR ORDINARY PAINTING CLASS”

 

My students are usually adults who have never painted in abstract expressionism before. They don’t necessarily have any prior drawing or painting experience either.  On the first day of class, I explain to them that they are not here to “make apples to take bites out of.” In fact, there is nothing they must or should do! There are no goals, no mistakes! We paint from our hearts, not from our brains. I also stress what I learned from Larry Poons: “One stroke leads to the next stroke and so on.”  Usually for the first twenty minutes of every class the students sit together while I show a PowerPoint presentation and/or from my I-pad, the painting (style) of a particular abstract expressionist from the ‘40s and ‘50s. I talk about the artist’s life and philosophy and with the use of handouts, we discuss everything in preparation for them to begin their painting.

 

Some students start the first class skeptical about their ability and are nervous to put a single mark on a canvas (that needs to be 16” x 20”.) Then, in subsequent classes, I notice not only does their self-confidence and quality of work grow, but their desire to paint on larger canvases as well. By the end of the 4 weeks, some of the students are painting on canvases as large as 30” x 40”.  Within the context of each class are the primary lessons of color and design related to the artist. For example, after exploring the paintings of Franz Klein who primarily worked in black, white and shades of gray, the students would then work up a palette where they develop color values by adding black and white to various hues before applying the paint to their canvas.

 

At the start of the second half of the class, students are introduced to a certain medium related to the artist. In the case of Franz Kline, because his strokes were energetic, raw, action-oriented, they might try gel gloss, as its “slide” mimics that of quick, action strokes. For the most part the students use palette knives.  One thing important to me is that the students learn layering techniques and other applications that add dimension to their paintings. Some things they’ve used: tissue paper, sand, masking tape, pastes, gels, paper towels, acrylic skins and even rose petals. I may do a quick demo on a certain technique, but I don’t like to elaborate with demos, because I don’t want them to be influenced by my application.  A single painting is completed in every 2 1/2 hour class. I encourage students to develop their canvas, meaning not to consider the first layer as finished. To illustrate, I show slides of how my paintings developed.

Another thing I’m sensitive to and stress, is what I learned when I was writing a memoir years ago: the concept of “kill your darlings,” meaning, even if you love what you are writing, if it doesn’t move the story along, it needs to go. The same I find applies to painting in abstract expressionism.  During every class, I make repeated trips to each student’s canvas to check on their progress. I look for concepts (that I have taught them) — balance, values, focal point and other design elements. I give my opinions, but always allow the students the last word.  Halfway into every class, “we do the “official 4-way turn. Here, the students have the opportunity to voice their opinion as to whether each other’s paintings would “look better” going forward in another direction. And again, the artist of the painting has the final word.  I encourage group dynamics. I find the chemistry that gets produced not only allows for an active, fun class, but that the students learn from one another as well.

 

Untitled Painting by Fran Goodman’s student, Carolyn Thews

TESTIMONIES AND COMMENTS

 

At the end of each 4-weeks, Fran hands out an evaluation sheet. This is also important, as she wants to know what the students liked and disliked and what she can improve on. She also asks for comments.

Here are a few from several students:

  • “I am so happy to have met and attended Fran’s art classes.  She has touched my soul with her gentle presence, her love of art, and intelligent observations. She has brought out a new and exciting awareness of color, lines, movement and values; unknown to me before.”
  • “Fran brings out the hidden artist in all of us with demonstrations by famous artists, color, theory, observations and discussion with music and laughter.”
  • “Thank you, Fran for stirring and waking up my sleeping artistic soul.”
  • “Thanks for blowing the lids off our minds by teaching your method! Think I was at a crossroads with painting the former way.
  • “I can’t begin to tell you how much of an impact you have made on my life I came to your class expecting nothing more than a pleasant version and an outlet for my grief with your help I have discovered something I love I have so much to learn but even though the process is sometimes painful for me I am glad to have your guidance to help me along in this journey you are a wonderful teacher and a special human being I am so glad I found you.”

I have received all sorts of other accolades, small gifts, even “certificate of excellence” (straight of the internet, the kind you’d give to a child” but very precious to me. However, the greatest gift/compliment comes when my students tell me they want to sign up for more classes. Some of my advanced students have taken over 10- 4- week classes.  In all, I say I truly love my students, I love them for their enthusiasm, love them for their talent, love them for who they are as people and artists.  Last July I arranged to showcase 67 paintings by 19 students at the Center for Spiritual Living in Boca Raton .The reporter from the Sun-Sentinel came and was so taken by the quality of the work from folks who never tried abstract expressionism before — some had never even touched paint — that his article made two cover stories on August 7th, in the Boca Times and the West Boca Times. (more on my website under media)

 

 

MANY PASSIONS:

Another art-related passion is my role as Art Education Fund Chairwoman for the Delray Art League. I have held this position for four years and it has allowed me to meet and connect with the directors and administrators of very special organizations in Palm Beach County. Every year, I organize an award ceremony event where I have the privilege of doling out 10% of the Leagues profits to these organizations — a ritual the League has been engaged in since 1965, to assist in their visual arts programs. This December, the League expanded its generosity when the members chose to play Secret Santa to the Palm Beach Habilitation Center. Over 70 gifts, all holiday wrapped, were delivered to the squeals and glee of adults with special needs at their holiday party. The manager at Jerry’s Artarama in Deerfield Beach allowed me to design a Christmas bin and shoppers were encouraged to donate art supplies, Also the members of the League brought gifts to a meetup held at the Heart of Delray Gallery in Delray Beach, where the league taken space to exhibit.  Still another passion involves delivering talks on abstract expressionism, especially reciting wild tales about the masters from the ‘40’s and ‘50s, that I’ve gleaned through the years. Usually at the end of a talk I invite the participants to do a Community Canvas project where everyone gets to put a stroke (s) on one large canvas.  Additionally, I give demos on both how to work with various mediums and also how to give Dynamic Demos.

 

 

 

PRESS:

Fran’s paintings are featured in Art Guide Magazine Volume 3, distributed to galleries in the US, where she was awarded a quarter page ad to showcase one of the three.  Her artworks have been part of numerous juried exhibitions.  She earned the title, “Distinguished Toastmaster” from Toastmasters, a prestigious accomplishment.  Fran also works as an alcoholism counsellor and with other 12 step programs.

Fran is a Signature Artist of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, a member of the Art Students League in NY, the Palm Beach Watercolor Society, Art Serve, and, the Delray Art League, where she is the Arts Education Fund Chair.

She teaches “Not Your Ordinary Painting Class” where she blends art history with contemporary applications in Abstract Expressionism in various locations in Palm Beach County. Recently her classes were featured in two cover stories which can be found on her website.

 

New York Times Article https://www.nytimes.com/1996/01/07/nyregion/in-person-beauty-lessons.html

Morristown Article https://morristowngreen.com/2015/05/04/trauma-as-a-gift-a-lesson- learned-at-the-morristown-art-walk/

Sun-Sentinel: https://www.sun-sentinel.com/community/boca-times/fl-cn-boca-raton-not- ordinary-painting-20190807-20190802-hejvohw5wrcoviiwjb3sgf7vsa-story.html

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/community/delray-sun/fl-cn-delray-art-league- christmas-surprise-01082020-20200108-jfz5hvbgcfgunav5vgt6v3yr34-story.html

 

 

For more information:

Fran invites opportunities to do commissions, lectures, demos and private lessons.f you are interested in taking one, you can register on my website at franmanngoodman.com.

There you will find the dates and times as well.

Facebook page: Fran Mann Goodman’s Paintbox

Meetup.com: Not Your Ordinary Painting Class

Email: franspaintbox@yahoo.com

 

 

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Armory Art Salon Features Erica Ando, Presenting : “Who Is The CEO Of Your Art Business? Career Coaching For Artists” On Tuesday, February 4.

The Armory Art Center brings Erica Ando to the next Art Salon, led by Elle Schorr on Tuesday, February 4.  The public is invited to hear Erica speak about “Career Coaching for Artists”. Erica Ando is an independent curator and art writer.  In another life, she owned and operated a profitable fashion accessories company for eight years. (Fun Fact: her first client was the store at MOMA).  The Rickie Report gives you the details and some sneak peeks.Kudos, Elle, for bringing us internationally, nationally, and locally based artists who help us better understand the creative process!

 

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776armoryart.org

 

 

AT    THE    ART    SALON:

Tuesday , February 4, 2020

6:30 – 8:30 pm

 

Featured Artist:

 

ERICA  ANDO

 

 

 

“Career Coaching For Artists”

 

 

 

IN  THE  ARMORY  ART  CENTER  MEDIA  ROOM

 

There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erica Ando asks a very important question: “WHO’S THE CEO OF YOUR ART BUSINESS?” Our next Art Salon is a ‘Take It To The Bank’ Salon, something we haven’t done in a long time. Erica has founded “The Empowered Artist”, a new business & career coaching service and resource for artists, and will be sharing some of the career building secrets that she’s learned during her over 20 year career working with artists, non-profits, museums and commercial galleries, and as a curator of exhibitions and public programs. Erica has also been a successful grant writer, editor and project manager, as well as a respected art writer for regional, national and international publications, like BOMB, Sculpture, ArtPress, Art Papers, The Miami Rail, and others.

 

 

Erica earned a BFA from Parsons School of Design and an MFA from Tyler School of Art. She went back to school in her 40s and earned a PhD from Florida Atlantic University in the Fine and Performing Arts.  In another life, she owned and operated a profitable fashion accessories company for eight years. (Fun Fact: her first client was the store at MOMA).  Through all of her adventures, she’s learned the hard way about how important it is to balance the creative and business sides of work. She’s also learned about selling and marketing, which, as an introvert, did NOT come naturally!

 

 

It’s her personal mission to empower artists to thrive creatively, build a successful career with purpose and authenticity, make more money, and have the knowledge and confidence to keep it going.  In this presentation, Erica will be talking about her background and what inspired her to start “The Empowered Artist”. In the second hour of the Salon, she’ll be answering your art business and career questions! This is definitely a “Don’t Miss” Salon.

 

 

Art Salons meet in the Armory Art Center Library on Tuesday nights, usually the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, from October through May. Salons are open to anyone who would like to participate in these lively discussions. 

 

 

 

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries.

Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

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See, Hear, Taste & Celebrate The Arts At ArtsFest 2020 Featuring New Corning Museum Of Glass Mobile Hot Shop, 1st Annual Plein Air Paint Out, Chopped Competition, Urban Art/Mural Competition And More February 8 & 9 In Downtown Stuart

One of the most diverse and creative cultural celebrations in the region will enliven Memorial Park in Downtown Stuart with a vivid spectrum of visual arts, performing arts, culinary arts and live music that uniquely cater to all five senses and all agesArtsFest 2020, presented by The Arts Foundation for Martin County, enters its 33rd year on February 8 and 9, showcasing traditional and contemporary art harmoniously in family- friendly environment while unveiling new bold and daring artistic endeavors. The event was once again named one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society for the fifth year in a row.  There is still time to sign up for the 1st Annual Plein Air Paint Out Competition on Sunday, February 9!  Get your Early Bird Tickets!  Don’t miss the Corning Museum of Glass Mobile Hot ShopStuart Chopped CompetitionOff the Wall Urban Art CompetitionARTivity Zone, Instrument Petting Zoo, Native Wildlife exhibitGames and activitiesFace painting and temporary tattoos, and SO MUCH MORE! The Rickie Report shares the detailed schedule, some peeks from last year and information about buying tickets.  Children 18 and younger are free.  Early bird buy-one-get-one tickets are available through January 31. Each ticket includes one raffle entry to win a Corning Museum of Glass custom piece of art glass!  What Do The Arts Create In Martin County?  Economic Activity: $27,200,000  Full-Time Equivalent Jobs: 752  Household Income To Local Residents: $14,400,000!  

 

 

 

 

 

See, Hear, Taste & Celebrate at ArtsFest 2020

Memorial Park in Downtown Stuart

100 Southeast Ocean Boulevard    Stuart, FL

 

 

 

 

General admission tickets are $10. VIP tickets are $50. Children 18 and under are free.

Early bird, buy-one-get-one-free tickets are available from January 2 – 31 at Seacoast Bank branches.

Every ticket includes one raffle entry to win a Corning Museum of Glass custom piece of glass art.

 

 

 

 

NEW !!!     NEW!!!      NEW !!! 

 

Featuring  NEW  CORNING  MUSEUM  OF  GLASS  MOBILE  HOT  SHOP

 

Photo Credit: Stephen Ironside for The Corning Museum of Glass

 

 

“We’ve set out to create an immersive event that invites attendees to experience the arts—with all its broad expressions and possibilities—in ways not typically considered,” says Nancy Turrell, executive director of The Arts Council of Martin County. “Each year we aim to add something memorable and we’re confident we’ve pulled that off this year. Even still, we chase this goal with a commitment to never stray from the traditional appeals that have made ArtsFest one of the longest-running and most successful art shows in the region.”

 

For the first time ever this year, ArtsFest will feature the Corning Museum of Glass Mobile Hot Shop, a 46-foot-long, 50,000-pound mobile glass art studio that can sculpt 2,300 °F sand into stunning works of art. This live glassmaking experience brings the artistry and education of glassmaking beyond the walls of the Corning Museum of Glass. The Mobile Hot Shop recreates a state-of-the-art studio environment and demonstrates complex hot glassmaking techniques in an immersive, narrating experience with some of the world’s top professional glassmakers, many of whom have been featured on the Netflix original show, “Blown Away”, the first-ever glass blowing competition show that pushes contestants to creative extremes in search of the “Best in Blow”.

 

“The Corning Museum of Glass Mobile Hot Shop delivers a premium experience as guests get an inside look and our impressive mobile station and internal heating chambers to watch how the material of glass unfolds into an art form,” said Eric Meek, senior manager of Corning’s Hot Glass Programs. “We are very excited to be a part of ArtsFest 2020 as this is the only Florida location where our Mobile Hot Shop will travel this season.”

Corning will be performing hot glass demos both days during ArtsFest. All admission tickets include a chance to win a stunning piece of custom glass art made by the Corning glassblowers.

 

 

NEW – 1st  ANNUAL  PLEIN  AIR  PAINT  OUT  COMPETITION

 

 

New to this year’s festival is the Plein Air Paint Out Competition debuting on Sunday, February 9. In this outdoor competition, artists are challenged to paint in the Plein air tradition of painting on site from real life. Plein air painting leaves behind the four walls of a studio and allows artists to experience painting and drawing in the landscape as festivalgoers look on. Artists are allowed to enroll in the competition up until the day of and can click here to apply. Completed works will be available for purchase after the competition closes.

 

Join the fun at ArtsFest 2020 on Sunday, February 9

Check in begins at 8 AM

Painting is from 8:30 AM – Noon

Prizes will be awarded in the afternoon

1st – $300, 2nd – $200 & 3rd $100

Paintings available for sale after judging

(see details on the Arts Foundation for Martin County website or call Neil at Stuart Art Supply 772.220.4500)

Pre-registration allows you to visit the ArtFest on Saturday to either enjoy the festival or scout out the perfect location!

SIGN UP ONLINE

PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT COMPETITORS (at publication time):  Pamela J Ayres, Manon Sander, Liza Karsai, Barbara Z Lyons

*Artists are allowed to apply up until the day of the competition

 

 

 

 

 

YOUR  FAVORITE  ARTSFEST  EXPERIENCES  RETURN:

 

  •   ArtsFest 2020 maintains the tradition of featuring international, national and local artists in the categories of painting, drawing, mixed-media, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, sculpture and jewelry, each selected according to workmanship, originality, and artistic conception in our Artisan Experience.
  •   Back to tickle your culinary senses is the beloved Stuart Chopped Competition – modeled after the Food Network’s hit show- where pitting chefs from local, favorite restaurants engage in a two-day cooking battle royale. The intensity grips onlookers who gather for a whiff – and even a taste – of what these culinary artists cook up. The two-day competition narrows from six chefs to three before crowning a winner.
  •   Back for a second year, the Off the Wall Urban Art Competition brings artists from around the state to compete in a format that mixes graffiti roots with the polished aesthetics of modern murals. The all-day contest unfolding in front of festivalgoers will test who can best transform massive, wall-sized canvases into masterpieces conveying themes of unity, diversity and the spirit of world culture.
  •   The ARTivity Zone ensures that there’s something for everyone in the family to participate in! This area provides a host of creative projects and arts interactivity for kids—in formats both expert-facilitated and freestyle. Face painting, temporary tattoos, a petting zoo, wildlife exhibit and more will keep young art lovers entertained and educated. Families can also gather information from community partners including Martin County Parks & Recreation, Stuart Friends of the Atlantic Classical Orchestra, Students For H20, Treasure Coast Wildlife Center, Treasure Coast Classical Guitar Society, and more! Free for children 12 and under.
  •   Performing arts lovers will delight in music and dance performances taking on two stages- Memorial Stage and Banyan Stage – all weekend with performances that promise to cater to every musical taste. See full schedule of performances below.
  •   Festivalgoers looking for an elegant encounter with the arts can enjoy shaded seating in the VIP Lounge—which includes two drink tickets, catered lunch by Carrabba’s and afternoon snack bar—for $50 per ticket, per day. (Children 3 and older require a ticket.) The posh atmosphere created by Life Beautifier is inspired by Bollywood and packed with several surprise perks (along with the air-conditioned bathrooms).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTSFEST  2020  LIST  OF  ARTISTS,  PERFORMERS,  AND  DETAILED  SCHEDULE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHOPPED   COMPETITION:

 

2 day competition begins Saturday at 11:30AM inside the #CHOPPEDArena narrowing six chefs…

to three for the final showdown on Sunday at 11:30AM~~~

Who will win the cash prize and who will get CHOPPED?!

*Chefs from additional restaurants TBA

The Gafford, Ellie’s Deli, Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House, Lost City Golf Club, Spritz City Bistro

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT   EXPERIENCE:

We’ve teamed up with Snorkel Corn Entertainment again this year with promise to cater to every musical taste all weekend long!

MEMORIAL STAGE: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8

12:35  –  1:45PM  Robbins Music
2 PM-2:30PM Wings to Fly Dance Company
3 PM – 3:30PM Florida Arts and Dance Company
5 – 7 PM JM and The Sweets

 

 

BANYAN STAGE: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8

10:15 -11 AM, Sweet Butter Joe
12:45 – 1:30 PM, Bashaum Stewart Music (Solo)
4 PM- 4:45 PM, Two Dad Doodad

 

MEMORIAL STAGE: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9

12:30 – 1:45PM, Lara Hope’s Gold Hope Duo
2:30 – 3:30PM, Milly Marzipan
4 –  5 PM, The Little Things

 

BANYAN STAGE: SUNDAY, FEB 9

10:15 – 11 AM, Michael Robbins
12:30 – 1:30PM, Xander James
3  –  3:45 PM Bashaum Stewart Music(Trio)

 

 

 

ARTSFEST   #OFFTHEWALL   MURAL   COMPETITION

 

 

ArtsFest #OFFTHEWALL competition returns Saturday in a format that mixes graffiti roots with the polished aesthetics of modern murals. The all-day contest tests who can best transform massive, wall-sized canvases into masterpieces!

2020 Competitors:

Tiffany Beasi, Stefan Bernard, Gregory Dirr, Dan Gorostiaga, Taylor Komara, Louichyz Art,Brent Mcahern, James Muldoon, Sam Nagel Art

 

 

 

ACTIVITIES

 

  •   Bridges Montessori – Henna hands using the scratch foam printmaking process

  •   Martin County Parks & Recreation – Games and activities including hula-hoops, jumprope, etc.

  •   Pattycake Art – Face painting and temporary tattoos

  •   Stuart Friends of the Atlantic Classical Orchestra – instrument petting zoo

  •   Students 4H2O – sustainable development goals paper chains

  •   Treasure Coast Classical Guitar Society – guitar petting zoo

  •   Treasure Coast Wildlife Center – native wildlife exhibit

  •   Women Supporting the Arts

 

 

 

COMMUNITY  +  ARTIVITIY ZONE:

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8

11AM – 6  PM Florida Aerial Dance & Circus Arts

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY  9

11 AM – 5 PM  Florida Aerial Dance & Circus Arts

 

LOCAL  +  EMERGING  ARTIST  TENT

 

Stop by and greet these emerging artists:

Cheryl Rosenzweig, Clodagh Hendy, Susan Darienzo, Catherien Duffield, Robert Johnstone, Pam Panella, Mary Lou Pults, Sunny Walker, Jordan Silvia

HIGH  SCHOOL  ART  BOOTHS

 

Clark Advanced Learning Center, Martin County High School, South Fork High School, The Pine School, Jensen Beach High School

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, visit www.ArtsFestStuart.org.

About The Arts Council of Martin County:

A private, non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status, The Arts Council of Martin County is supported in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts & Culture, the City of Stuart, Martin County Board of County Commissioners and private contributions. Its activities include:

  •   Cultural assessment and planning services to arts and cultural organizations, individual artists, and the communities the local arts agency represents;

  •   Promotion of arts and cultural events or opportunities;

  •   Collaborations that benefit the community at large and provide greater quality and access to arts and cultural programs and opportunities;

  •   Programs, projects, or initiatives such as arts in education, lifelong learning, art in public places, marketing and community outreach.

 

 

 

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Palm City Art Associates Kicks Off Their 31st Annual Art Show & Sale With Free Opening Reception On Thursday, January 30. The Exhibit Continues To February 27 At Cummings Public Library. All Are Welcome

The Palm City Art Associates (PCAA) invite the public to their 31st Annual Art Show & Sale at the Palm City Cummings Library.  Meet the artists at the Free, Opening Reception on Thursday, January 30.  The exhibit continues through February 27, with free admission and parking. PCAA has four venues where their artwork is sold, including Cleveland Clinic Wellness & Rehab Center on Martin Downs Blvd, Reuben’s Restaurant, Palm City Chamber of Commerce and the Kane Center.  If you are 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!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some images from the 2019 Show. Palm City Art Associates provides scholarships to deserving Martin County high school seniors who are pursuing an art education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PALM    CITY    ART    ASSOCIATES    ART    SHOW    &    SALE

FREE     GALA     OPENING     AND     RECEPTION

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 30

5:30 – 7:00 PM

REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

 

 

Library hours: 

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays  –  10 am – 5 pm
Thursdays –  Noon – 8 pm   Closed Sunday & Monday

Free admission and parking 

 

This Exhibit runs January 30 – February 27, 2020

 

 

 

 

Alice Shann, President of the Palm City Art Associates tells The Rickie Report, “We look forward to having people join us for our 31st Annual Art Show & Sale held at the Palm City Cummings Library. The Donahue Room will be filled with original artwork, including watercolors, oils, acrylics, mixed media and stained glass. Everything will be for sale, to support the PCAA scholarships we give to deserving Martin County high school seniors who are pursuing an art education”.  The Rickie Report adds that this is the perfect time to meet the artists, introduce yourself and explore this nurturing arts group.

 

 

 

 

Diane Raymond, PCAA Member, at 2019 Annual Art Show & Sale

 

 

Palm City Art Associates is a 501c non-profit corporation.  This exhibit is free and open to the public, with free parking available.  All artwork is available for sale through the month of February.  Bring your friends and see the newest original art images these artists have created!  Their mission states: “Dedicated to encouraging and promoting the creative arts among our members and in our communities.”

 

 

 

Jim Sculley, PCAA Member, at 2019 Annual Art Show & Sale

 

 

 

Alice reminds our readers that ,”PCAA also has four venues at which we sell art work: Cleveland Clinic Wellness & Rehab Center on Martin Downs Blvd, Reuben’s Restaurant, Palm City Chamber of Commerce and the Kane Center”.  Monthly meetings are the 2nd Wednesday each month at 1pm from Oct. – May at the Cummings Library, Matheson Ave., Palm City. Please stop by and introduce yourself!  Meetings feature a live, local artist demo of their creative skills and techniques in all manner of mediums. You’re invited to observe a fun demo. Our hope is after one meeting, you will want to join our friendly, active membership too.​ Annual dues are only $35 per individual / $65 per couple. Annual dues deadline is May 31 to get your contact info into our annual directory.

 

 

 

 

   Susan Clifford, PCAA Member, at 2019 Annual Art Show & Sale

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Ft. Lauderdale Branch National League of American Pen Women Offers Lois Perdue’s Bigger (a little bit), Faster, Looser Abstract Painting Workshop Friday, January 31 At ArtServe. Open To Members And Non-Members

Learn how to create your own bold, vibrant abstracts in Lois Perdue’s Bigger (a little bit), Faster, Looser Abstract Painting Workshop.  The Fort Lauderdale Branch of National League of American Pen Women invite members and non-members to learn new techniques to create their abstract paintings on Friday, January 31 at ArtServe.  Class size is limited, so you must register before January 23.  The Rickie Report shares the details and shares the accolades from Lois’ students.  Do this for yourself! Each year the Fort Lauderdale Branch awards three $1,250 Scholarships to Broward College Women for Art, Writing and Music. This is a fabulous artist networking opportunity!

 

 

 

 

 

 

P   R   E   S   E   N   T   S:

 

 

 

 

Lois Perdue’s Bigger (a little bit), Faster, Looser Abstract Painting Workshop

 

 

  10 am to 2 pm      Friday, January 31, 2020

$45.00 Members   $55.00 Non-Members 

 

 

 

 

Class size is limited so please register before Thursday, January 23rd!

Email Tammy Seymour at Tseymour53@comcast.net   or call her at 954-288-7972

 

 

 

 

 

At

 ArtServe

 

 

 

“Blue Like Jazz” by Lois Perdue

 

 

 

 

Learn how to create your own bold, vibrant abstracts in Lois Perdue’s Bigger (a little bit), Faster, Looser Abstract Painting Workshop.

 

 

 

 

“Easy Like Sunday Morning” by Lois Perdue

 

“As a teaching tool, students will be provided with an array of carefully selected mini magazine clips based on color and composition,” said Lois. “This guides them to begin to create some of their own beautiful unique abstract designs.” 

 

 

 

 

The technique Lois uses to achieve beautiful abstract designs is the same one she uses in her popular mini abstract workshops!

Many of her students have asked to paint a bit larger and a little bit looser in her workshops.

 

 

“Ocean Fetish” by Lois Perdue

Lois tells the Rickie Report:

 

“I am bumping up the canvas size this time so students will be working on 11 x 14 formats rather than the usual mini 5 x 7 sizes,” she said.  “I’ll continue to use the same techniques that have worked so successfully for me for a number of years-using the mini 5 x 7 magazine clips for inspiration as it allows me to better visualize the design. Starting with this mini technique is not intimidating even for new abstract artists and allows them a place to start so they are not just staring at a blank canvas”, said Lois. “ Some of my returning students will build upon their techniques and experiment with paints, inks and collage (or bring old failed paintings) to create some of their own organic abstract artwork in this new looser, bigger workshop.” 

In the workshop Lois will begin on the 11 x 14 canvas with the first layers of watercolor paints, acrylics/inks, stencils and mark making to create a foundation. Then she said it would be “sealed “and many more layers would be applied to create depth. 

 A supply list will be provided upon registering. 

(Although Lois paints on watercolor paper, canvas and wood panel, she prefers the magic of a plastic paper called Yupo. It has a slick surface unlike the more absorbent watercolorcolor paper; when Yupo meets water media the colors virtually explode. She begins all her first layers with watercolor paints/inks, powdered watercolor pigments, glazes and markings to establish a ‘busy” foundation and then proceeds to acrylic paints/inks charcoal, pen for marking and collage.  She holds the first layers with polymer medium or varnish so the paint doesn’t “move”! and then begins to apply subsequent layers. Many of Lois’ finished paintings on Yupo have between 10 to 15 layers, each layer has been “set” with varnish to hold the colors. To see some of her work please visit her website at:  www.loisperdue.com)

Lois realized how much of an impact using the “small formats” technique made in her own artwork practice. Soon she began receiving awards and recognition in national, state and local competitions with her larger format works. 

In addition to the recognition, she got another bonus: Students wanted to learn how to paint abstract design techniques-from her!   She was asked to teach —something she loves to do—and for the past several years has been teaching these concepts to local students at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale and elsewhere at venues throughout the local area upon request!

Classes are filled with returning students who just want to “change up” their art style and artists who just want to bring some “zing” to their style through abstract art techniques. 

 

About Lois

After working in other creative fields, I discovered a passion for Abstract painting. Although I had briefly studied oil painting, sculpting and weaving, entering that first abstract class was just the beginning of an amazing journey for me. Here I could use my energy, spontaneity and vision.  I could paint where nothing is ever “wrong” and there are no “rules”. I use fantasies, feelings and my imagination combined with colors, shapes, materials, concepts and designs to create my own way of expressing myself through Abstract Art.

Lois, who has lived in South Florida her entire life, has been recognized in National, State and Local juried art competitions. Her vibrant, abstract expressionist paintings have won many awards. Lois regularly takes workshop classes with Nationally recognized artists who provide their expertise and enthusiasm for her to continue her passion for painting!

Lois is an active member of a number of business and art-related Local, State and National art organizations including the International Society of Experimental Artists, Florida Watercolor Society, Gold Coast Watercolor Society, Weston, Plantation, Broward Art Guilds. Davie-Cooper City Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Executive Club and National League of American Pen Women, Fort Lauderdale Branch where she serves as first vice president and program chair.

 

 

About the The National League of American Pen Women Inc.

The National League of American Pen Women Inc. is a non-profit organization, made up of professional women in the arts.  The object of the League is to create progression and advancement in literary work, visual arts and musical composition.

Since its founding in 1897, the League continues to seek higher mental and intellectual development, with excellent networking and friendships among members, while maintaining a high, broad standard of work, effort and strength that comes from the union.
Members share their creativity in a number of ways, including workshops, discussion groups, performances, demonstrations and lectures.  Writing and poetry contests, art exhibitions (both juried and non-juried) and music composition competitions, conducted at all levels, branch state, and national. 

Each year the Fort Lauderdale Branch awards three $1,250 Scholarships to Broward College Women for Art, Writing and Music.

 

 

 

For more information :

https://lauderdalepenwomen.wixsite.com/nlapw

Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/nlapwftl

 

 

 

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Grassy Waters Conservancy Announces Nature Photography Classes And Opens Call For Annual Amateur Photography Contest, Including New Photography Contest For Junior Nature Photographers

The City of West Palm Beach, Mandel Public Library, Armory Art Center and the Grassy Waters Conservancy are partnering to promote the 2020 Grassy Waters Annual Amateur Photography Contest. The Mandel Public Library will host classes on iPhone photography (January 18), Beginner and Intermediate Nature Photography (February 8), and Intro to nature Photography for Families (February 22).  Award winning photographer, Barry Schein will teach these classes. Guided Nature Walks take place on January 19 and February 8.  For the first time, there will be a Junior Nature Photographer component!  The Deadline for entries is February 28.  All entries must be taken on or of Grassy Waters Preserve.  The exhibit opens at the Armory Art Center on April 3 and runs through April 11.  The exhibition continues at the Mandel Public Library from April 18 – May 17. The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges you to go out and take some photos!  You MUST sign up for classes and nature walks. You will find the information in this article.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRASSY   WATERS   PRESERVE

Amateur photographers and Junior photographer are invited to showcase the natural beauty of the Preserve’s environment and wildlife by submitting work to our 17th annual competition.

 

 

Entries are being accepted February 1 through February 28, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

For details:  grassywaters.org  or email  gwcphoto@grassywaters.org

 

 

Grand Prize photo by Ken Craig

 

 

Grassy Waters Conservancy  Nature Photography Classes

January – February 2020

 

 

 

Saturday, January 18th, 2020: Introduction to iPhone Photography

The iPhone photography class will give you a real sense of using the iPhone as a camera, and provide some photography basics, and the opportunity to use the skills learned in the classroom on an escorted nature photography photo shoot.

You will have classroom instruction from 10:00am until noon, then, after a 2-hour break, meet again at Grassy Waters Preserve from 2:00 – 4:00pm and have the chance to practice what you learned in the pristine Everglades environment of the Preserve.  In the morning session, Barry Schein will sow you how to set up you iPhone, how to compose a picture, and how to pick the right time of day (lighting) to shoot great pictures.  He will go over all of the tools built into the iPhone and how to use them, and also show you an Adobe editing app and how to use it.  Barry will provide information on how to get the free app prior to class.  After the 2 hours of classroom instruction, you will a good sense of iPhone photography.  In the afternoon session you’ll have the opportunity to put into practice what you learned earlier in the day with an escorted photo shoot at the Grassy Waters Preserve, the Everglades in West Palm Beach. Barry will be there with tips and suggestions, answering your questions, and he’ll be available for one-on-one help.

All participants must be at least 18 years old.  The maximum class size is 12 participants.

Cost is $65 for Grassy Waters Conservancy Members and $75 for non-members (You can join the Conservancy ($25/year membership) while you are registering for the class).

The schedule is:

10:00am – Noon: Classroom instruction in the Hibiscus Room, Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach.

Noon – 2:00pm: Free time for you to get lunch and drive to the Grassy Waters Nature Center – we’ll meet at the dock next to the parking lot.

2:00 – 4:00pm: Escorted photo shoot.  All walking during the photo shoot will be on pavement near the parking lot or on boardwalk.

Barry Schein, Instructor

Barry Schein is an award winning photographer, educator and photo editor.  During his career he has created photography for many nationally branded Fortune 500 companies and their advertising agencies.  He received an Eastman Kodak Professional Photographers award and both Nikon and international journal Graphis have recognized his work.  Barry’s photographs have been displayed at Nikon House in New York City, the Kodak Pavilion at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT Center, numerous group shows in South Florida, and in many private collections.  Currently, he teaches photography at the Armory Arts Center in West Palm Beach.

 

 

 

Saturday, February 8th, 2020: Introduction to Nature Photography

 

Your day begins in the classroom at 10:00am.  Barry Schein will teach you how to use your camera to capture stunning natural landscape photos, and in the afternoon you will have the chance to practice what you learned in the pristine Everglades environment of Grassy Waters Preserve.  Barry will begin the morning session with camera basics and settings – going beyond point-and-shoot photography, It will continue with a discussion of the fundamentals of photography including composition and using light, and how to apply them to nature photography. Bring the camera you intend to shoot with to class.  During the photo walk at Grassy Waters Preserve, the Everglades in West Palm Beach, you’ll have an opportunity to practice taking photographs using the techniques discussed in the classroom.  Barry will be with you to make suggestions, answer question and provide one-on-one help. You’ll come away with a new perspective of the Grassy Waters Preserve and nature photography.

All participants must be at least 18 years old.   The maximum class size is 12 participants.

Cost is $65 for Grassy Waters Conservancy Members and $75 for non-members (You can join the Conservancy ($25/year membership) while you are registering for the class).

The schedule is:

10:00am – Noon: Classroom instruction in the Hibiscus Room, Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach.

Noon – 2:00pm: Free time for you to get lunch and drive to the Grassy Waters Nature Center – we’ll meet at the dock next to the parking lot.

2:00 – 4:00pm: Escorted photo shoot.  All walking during the photo shoot will be on pavement near the parking lot or on boardwalk.

 

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020: Introduction to Nature Photography for Families

 

Spend a day with your child in a beautiful setting, and together develop an appreciation for nature photography you can share for a lifetime.

Barry Schein will teach your child and you how to use your camera and/or iPhone to capture stunning natural landscape photos and you will practice in the pristine Everglades environment of Grassy Waters Preserve.

Your day stars with a classroom presentation by Barry from 10:00am – Noon.  Bring your camera and iPhone to class.  Barry will start by going over camera and iPhone basics, then he will teach and demonstrate his guidelines for creative composition that will set your child’s pictures apart for school projects, in albums, or on Facebook or Instagram.  After a 2 hour break, we’ll meet at the Grassy Waters Nature Center where you’ll have a chance to practice what you learned in the classroom.  Barry will lead a photo walk around the Preserve dock, Nature Center and boardwalk, providing tips and advice on composition, camera and iPhone settings, and answering your questions.

The class is open for children between 9 – 18 years old who must be accompanied by a paying adult over the age of 18.  The maximum class size is 15 participants.

Cost for adults is $65 for Grassy Waters Conservancy Members and $75 for non-members (You can join the Conservancy ($25/year membership) while you are registering for the class).  Cost for children, 9 – 18 years old, is $25 per child.

The schedule is:

10:00am – Noon: Classroom instruction in the Hibiscus Room, Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach.

Noon – 2:00pm: Free time for you to get lunch and drive to the Grassy Waters Nature Center – we’ll meet at the dock next to the parking lot.

2:00 – 4:00pm: Escorted photo shoot.  All walking during the photo shoot will be on pavement near the parking lot or on boardwalk.

 

To Register For Classes Or Get More details:  grassywaters.org  or email  gwcphoto@grassywaters.org

 

 

 

 

Photo by Barry Schein

 

 

 

Grassy Waters Conservancy Nature Walks With Nature Center Naturalist

January – February 2020

 

 

 

Sunday, January 19, 2020

4 – 6:30 pm

Sunset Walk with a Nature Center naturalist.  Meet at the Nature Center.  Free for Conservancy members. 15 attendees maximum

 

Saturday, February 8, 2020

4 – 6:30 pm

Sunset Walk with a Nature Center naturalist.  Meet at the Nature Center.  Free for Conservancy members. 15 attendees maximum

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY   EXHIBIT:

 

 

The Armory Art Center will host an Exhibit of accepted entries.  Winners will be announced at the Opening Reception, Friday, April 3  6-8 pm.  The Exhibit will be available through April 11, 2020.  The Armory Art Center is located at 811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL.       561.872.1776

 

The Mandel Public Library will host an Exhibit of accepted entries from April 18 through May 17.  The Library is located at 411 Clematis Street  West Palm Beach, FL.  561.868.7700

 

 

 

For contest details:

www.grassywaters.org

 

 

All photo contest questions should be emailed to gwcphoto@grassywaters.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Whitespace Invites You To Art Palm Beach 2020. Free Passes Available For Public Viewing Days January 31 Through February 3 At Palm Beach County Convention Center

Whitespace invites the public to ArtPalmBeach 2020 from January 31 through February 3.  Whitespace will be offering a special exhibition of  “The European Approach”, including a selection of collectable paintings, sculptures, and objects for the discerning collector.  The Rickie Report shares the details, including how to get your Free Passes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information and to get a Free Pass  please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

or email: whitespace@mordes.net

 

 

 

 

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Art Synergy 2020 Invites Artists And Art Lovers To Unleashed Art Fair, Inaugural Dinner & Awards On Saturday, January 25; Art Synergy Biblio/Art Palm Beach January 31 Through February 3

Art Synergy 2020 has a lot going on this season with three exciting events. Begin with the Unleashed Art Fair and the Art Synergy Inaugural VIP Dinner and Awards on January 25  in Industry Alley. Then move to the Palm Beach County Convention Center for Art Synergy/Biblio January 31 – February 3.  In its 7th year, Art Synergy, guided by Rolando Chang Barrero and Ilene Gruber Adams, the field of artists has been opened internationally! Juried by John Cutrone, Director of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University Libraries, and partner in Lake Worth’s Convivio Bookworks, this promises to be exhilaratingArt Synergy is the unique countywide movement of artists, businesses, and civic leaders committed to unifying and promoting the diverse culture of Palm Beach County’s and South Florida’s vibrant arts community.  Kudos to all involved!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 


THREE  EVENTS  YOU   WANT   TO   ATTEND!!!

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25

5 -11 PM

$10 at Entrance  

Get your tickets:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unleashed-art-fair-vision-2020-tickets-78819987705

 


1.Art Synergy’s Unleashed Art Fair is the organization’s most successful fundraising arts event of the year. The bi-annual event highlights the best of the local Palm Beach County arts and entertainment scene. Unleashed Art Fair is the brainchild of Rolando Chang Barrero and Ilene Gruber Adams of Art Synergy who wanted to spotlight the emergent artists and musicians of Palm Beach County which has fast become one South Florida’s leading world-class art and cultural destinations.  Go to: Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

VISION 2020, the theme for this year’s Unleashed Art Fair and Fundraiser, is built upon the foundation and mission of “Aspire to Inspire” and will be held at Industry Alley, located at 2600 Florida Ave, West Palm Beach, Florida. The venue has been generously donated by developer and visionary Hunter Beebe who also donated the Warehouse District for Unleashed in 2017. 

 

Live Concert by:  ANTARES BAND WPB

Performances: Sandra L. Portal-Andreu,  Tabitha Bartley

Live Painting:  Plein Air Palm Beach

Installations:  Adam Dolle Studio, Heather Couch, Sibel Kocabaşı – Buğdanoğlu, Suzanne Mulholland Barton

Artists: Craig McInnis, Renata Rodrigues, Eduardo Mendieta, Dan Leahy

Special Artist Coop Project and installations by:  Easton Art Galleries
Featuring…

Petrina Easton
Amy Reshefsky
Johnathon Bomser
Keith “Boom Boom” Fleischer
Latasha Spencer
Jeannie Walsh & Victor Avile
Howard Sherman
Roxanne Lewis
Elliott Block
Rosie Sherman
Bonnie Perlin
Edie Minkoff
Barbara Tansky
Elisa
Artist by the Sea Group

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25

7-10 PM

Get your Tickets:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-synergy-vision-2020-awards-and-dinner-tickets-87285179321

 



2. Art Synergy Inaugural VIP Dinner & Award (Tickets: $150-$1200)

Join us for an inaugural celebration of Palm Beach County visionaries dedicated to contributing to the success of cultural growth in the area.

Go to:Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

 

 

 

 

Vision 2020 Honorees:


Keith James, Mayor of City of West Palm Beach
Hunter Beebe, Managing Principal, Health Real Estate Capital
Dave Lawrence, President & CEO Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
Elayna Toby Singer, Administrator, The Palm Beach County Art in Public Places
Elliot Bostwick Davis, Director and CEO, Norton Museum of Art 

Featuring the Vivacious Latin Sounds by the Two-Time Grammy Award Winner, Marlow Rosado  “Salsa Legend Marlow Rosado… dabbles in multiple musical genres, incorporating elements of salsa, merengue, bachata and reggaetón into his compositions.” The Cornell Daily Sun

Scrumptious Dinner & Desert catered by Ken Keifer

Sinful French Martini Bar sponsored by Chambord

Reception by Old Forester & Glen Dronach

Enchanting Wines by Table 26 table26palmbeach.com

Floral Arrangements by Austintatious Designs

Exclusive Installation by Adam Dolle


January 31 – February 3

Noon – 7 pm

Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Blvd  West Palm Beach, FL

 

 

3.Bibilo 2020 | Art Synergy at Art Palm Beach

A juried exhibition celebrating the book as art.  Visual artist have for centuries created illuminated manuscripts, visual journals, art books, sculptures and other renditions and interpretations of “book.”  Since antiquity the creation and construction of books, be they bound or loses sheets, has served as an important and vital means of documenting and preserving culture with text and/or imagery.  From the original scrolls of Ancient Egypt created on papyrus to the magnificent sculptural books of Anselm Kiefer creator of lead sheets- the book has taken many forms.

Juror: John Cutrone, Director, JCBA: Jaffe Center for Book Arts Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library

John Cutrone is Director of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University Libraries, as well as a partner in Lake Worth’s Convivio Bookworks, a book arts studio specializing in limited edition letterpress printed books and broadsides (www.conviviobookworks.com). He is the author of the Convivio Book of Days blog, which explores the quirkier side of seasonal traditions, encouraging us to live the ceremony of each day (www.conviviobookworks.com/blog).

 

 

 

For more information about specific events or how to get involved:

www.artsynergy.org

Email:  ArtSynergyPBC@gmail.com

For inquiries and interview with artists and musicians contact RolandoBarrero@mac.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

WITVA Announces Calls For Artists For 2 Events: Artisan/Crafters Wanted For Boutique February 8 At Morton’s Steak House Boca Raton, Fine Artists Wanted For “20/20 Vision Exhibition At South Side Cultural Arts Center In Ft. Lauderdale March – April.

WITVA, Women In The Visual Arts is sharing two exciting Calls To Artists!  Artisans/Crafters are invited to participate in their annual Fundraiser for scholarships on Saturday, February 8 at Morton’s Steakhouse in Boca Raton. All categories are open except jewelry, which has been filled. WITVA is looking for fine artists for a separate exhibition in the newly renovated and reopened historic South Side School, which is now serving the community as the South Side Cultural Arts Center. The “Best in Show” winning artist will be awarded $500 and a solo exhibition opportunity! The exhibition is open to all artists working in all hangable art media, including but not limited to painting/drawing, printmaking and photography.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to apply now!  WITVA is a fabulous artist networking organization which offers its members several opportunities to learn, explore the visual arts, and connect with other artists.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNOUNCES     TWO     CALLS     FOR     ARTISTS:

 

 

CALL  FOR  ARTISANS/ CRAFTERS

 

 

 

 

 

Please Note: Jewelry Category has been filled.  

 Please RSVP to Sandyryter@comcast.net to reserve a sale table!

 

 

 

 

 

“20/20 VISIONS”

 

 

OPENING  RECEPTION:

Friday, March 6

6 – 8 PM

 

APPLICATION DETAILS:

 

Application and Digital Deadline – February 3

Notification of Art Acceptance by February 15

Take-In – Week of February 17-21, 9:00 – 9:00 PM

Reception – March 6, 6-8 PM

Take-Down- Week of April 27-May 1, 9:00 – 9:00 PM

THREE STEP PROCESS TO ENTER:

 Step 1: Complete this application by February 3.
o Submit by mail or online if paying by credit card.

 Step 2: Pay entry fee of $35 for WITVA members or $40 for non-members by February 3.

o To pay by credit card and submit your application Click Here or go to:

https://events.eventzilla.net/e/2020-visions-southside-and-witva-art-show-2138752550

o To pay by check,

 Make check made out to WITVA and mail with completed application to: 20/20 Visions

c/o South Side Cultural Arts Center 701 South Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33316

 Step 3: Submit your work.
o Email JPEG images of your work to 2020witvavisions@gmail.com by February 3. o Put in the email subject line: 20/20, Your Last Name (example: 20/20, SMITH)
o The digital image should only be of the art (all other items cropped out of photo):
o Label each JPEG image: 20.20_Your Last Name_ Title of Piece
o In the body of your email let us know if you paid by check or by credit card.

WITVA “20/20 Visions” exhibition non-refundable entry fee for up to 2 entries. 12 – 15 entries will be selected to be in the show in a double blind jury process.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY: The undersigned hereby agrees to release and discharge WITVA, its directors and members, the South Side Cultural Arts Center, its directors and staff, from any responsibility for damage or loss of any kind, on all works submitted for the “20/20 Visions” exhibition. I am aware that a 10% commission will be taken on any sale of my artwork made during the exhibition to the WITVA Scholarship Fund._________________________________________________Date________________

Artist Signature

Name:_____________________________________________________________________ Email:_________________________________ CELL PHONE:____________________________

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Artwork 1 TITLE:________________________________ Medium:_______________________________ Size: H___________ W__________
Price: _____________

Artwork 2 TITLE:___________________________________ Medium:_________________________________ Size: H___________ W__________
Price: _____________

 

 

 

For more information on events, membership, or supporting WITVA, please visit:

 

www.witva.org

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Continuum Celebrates 7 Years Supporting Arts With New Visual Arts Exhibits, Young Masters, Body Painting Contest, Fashion Show All At Paul Fisher Gallery January 23 – February 1

CONTINUUM celebrates its 7th year, bringing over 70 South Florida artists for the community to experience their talent. Produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC., CONTINUUM PB Arts is a pop-up exhibition and performance space located this year at the renowned Paul Fisher Gallery.  In addition to exhibiting some of the best artists from South Florida, Continuum continues to highlight young artists from high schools around Palm Beach County who are pursuing careers in the art world through a program called the Young Masters.  CONTINUUM continues support the No More Starving Artists Foundation (NMSAF), a nonprofit whose mission is to help the artists be sustainable personally and professionally by providing opportunities and services.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details , including the Opening Reception on January 23 featuring singer, CriStyle Renae, the Body Painting contest and Fashion Show on February 1 and more!  Kudos to Anthony Burks Sr., Trina Slade Burks, and Craig McInnis for bringing us this fabulous art extravaganza!

 

 

 

 

 

CONTINUUM  PB  Arts  2020  at  the  Paul  Fisher  Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 23 – February 1, 2020

 

 

A pop up multi-media art fair in Palm Beach County exhibiting regional South Florida artists

 

 

 

 

Paul Fisher Gallery

433 Flamingo Dr.    West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

** Due to the mature nature of some of the art work parental discretion is advised **

 

 

For more information about specific events and ticket sales, visit https://www.continuumwpbarts.com/

 

 

 

CONTINUUM PB Arts 2020 VIP Opening Night

Thursday, January 23, 2020   7:30 – 10:00 PM 

Featuring: CriStyle Renae 

 

The amazing CriStyle Renae will be performing on opening night and promises to bring the house down. If you were lucky to see CriStyle  this past summer at the Sunset Lounge, she opened up & did background vocal for Angie Stone. However, CriStyle’s performances literally gave the crowd goosebumps. She delivered, and then some. An act you don’t want to miss!

To buy your tickets:  https://www.continuumwpbarts.com/

 

 

 

HERE IS THE SCHEDULE:

Friday, January 24  – Artists Award Night 6 – 10 pm

Saturday, January 25 – Young Masters Day  Noon – 9 pm

Sunday, January 26 – Community Lecture Day Noon -2:30 pm

Wednesday, January 29 – Quarter Auction Hosted by Jewelry Jamboree for NMSAF 6  – 9  pm

Friday, January 31  – Music Night  7 -10 pm

Saturday, February 1  – Mélange Body Painting and Fashion Show 4 – 10 pm

 

 

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTISTS:

 

Abbey Funk

Adriano Ficarelli

Andrew  Hollimon

Ann Friedlander

Anthony Burks Sr

Aphrodite Lutz

Positivity Ary

Barry Seidman

Brigitte Balbinot

Chad Periman

Chad Steve

Cheryl Eggleston

Craig McInnis

Dan Pichney

Deborah Perlman

Debra Yates

Diane Martin Lublinski

Dorene Ginzler 

Eduardo Mendieta

Frances Vye Wilson

Gary Kroman

Giovanna Alvarez

Glenda Green

Harriet Silverstein

Hazel Griffiths

Henriett Michel

Irina Pushkareva

Jahnoi Smith

James Rabidoux

James Sagui

Jane Baldridge

Jay Hatfield

Jen Fisher

Joel Cohen

John Rachell

Kalimba Yancey-Love

Kathryn Adele Schumacher

Katiana Jarbath Smith

Leo J. Arbeznik

Lucia Gomez

Lupe Lawerence

Lynn Doyal

Mallory Vanderpool

Maria Tritico

Mark Allen

Mark Walnock

Mauricio Perry

Melissa Mastrangelo

Michelle Drummond

Michelle Marilyn Trares

Nadia Utto

Nicole Galluccio

Pam Maschal

Renata Rodrigues

Robin Wolfenden

Rosaria Vigorito

Ruth Sharton

Sadesosublime

Sandy Lerman

Scott Jeffries

Shica Hardy

Simon Berson

Suzanne Barton

Victor DiPilato

Walter Johnson

William Villanueva

 

 

MEET  THE  YOUNG  MASTERS:

Adriana Marquez

Aisa Uchimura

Amber Wang

Ana-Gabriella Thomidis

Angela Yan

Catharina Quilis

Jaclyn Cohen

Jane Rousseau

Michelle Serafimovich

Monique Blanchette

Nehemie Perpilus

Body Painting Competition and Fashion Show

Saturday, February 1, 2020

CONTINUUM WPB will be combining the Body Painting Contest & The Fashion Show.  All  four finished  models (painted by 5 different artists) will participate in the fashion show after the body painting portion of the event.

Artists Awards for 2020

 

CONTINUUM PB Art Fair is proud to bestow a variety of awards for visual arts each year that help foster unique and individual artistic growth within our South Florida community.  For the last three years, CONTINUUM has awarded over $9000 in cash prizes thanks to the contributions of our Palm Beach County businesses and arts community.  In 2020, our goal is to award close to $3500 in awards and $5000 in Young Masters Scholarships. CONTINUUM in partnership with NMSAF takes pride in providing fiscal and professional opportunities for artists in South Florida.

 

 

 

 

For more information about Continuum contact:

Trina Slade-Burks    ATB Fine Artists & Designers, LLC

561-714-6674    continuum@atbfineartists.com

 

About ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC:

 

ATB is an all Art business and art-consulting firm created in 1993.  Its mission is to provide professional image building opportunities for artists and businesses through creative and unique concepts.  ATB has been educating, promoting and creating artistic concepts and visions for two decades.

The ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC, please visit http://www.atbfineartists.com/, follow us @atbfineartists on IG, or https://www.facebook.com/atbfadllc or contact us at 561-714-6674.

About No More Starving Artists Foundation (NMSAF):

 

NMSAF is a 501(c)3 founded 2018 whose mission is to build the legacies for artists from Palm Beach County.  It was established to help primarily Palm Beach County artists be sustainable by providing opportunities and services. For more information about NMSAF visit http://www.nmsaf.org/ follow us @nmsafpbc on twitter and IG, or https://www.facebook.com/nmsaf/ or contact us on 561-714-6674.

 

 

Paul Fisher established his eponymously named gallery in 1990 with his purchase of the Flamingo Building, a 7500sf historic building located near the Norton Museum in the heart of West Palm Beach.  For most of 1990’s Fisher travelled the globe with his friend and mentor Dale Chihuly selling his work and consulting on major projects. Paul was also a protégé of the great Henry Geldzahler and in the early 90’s traveled with him internationally as a Cultural Attaché for the U.S. Information Agency. Upon meeting and marrying his artist wife Irina in 2001, he set down roots and began regular exhibitions. The gallery is known for showing a balance of 20th Century masters and young and emerging talent. Fisher also operates exhibition spaces at the celebrated Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach and in Wynwood Miami at the Ogetti Building. He exhibits at major art fairs as well.

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986