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David Berger At Silver Anniversary of Artfest by the Sea

 Look at the detail in the lace and notice the folds of the tablecloth.  And did you see how perfectly reflective the glass of wine is?  Move over to one of David Berger’s still life paintings and you feel like you’ve been transported back in time, gazing at an Old Master’s work.  Each one is worthy if being its own masterpiece in your home, office or yacht. The Rickie Report hope to see you at the 25th Anniversary of Art Fest by the Sea, another great show for Howard Alan Events March 9 & 10!




25th Annual Art Fest by the Sea

(Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL)

March 9 and 10, 2013

Saturday and Sunday  10 am – 5 pm

                   One Mile Along A1A Ocean Front                            

Marcinski Rd (Jupiter)  to Donald Ross Rd (Juno Beach)

4050 South US Highway 1  Jupiter, FL 33477

A portion of the proceeds of this show benefit Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce

Still Life by David Berger

Still Life by David Berger


Speaking with David Berger

TRR understands that you started painting later in your life. When and why did you begin painting? 
DB: The first 31 years of my life was spent searching for who I actually was, this process was slowed greatly by living in Miami FL. as a child and gravitating toward the “wrong crowd” with alcohol and drugs at age 12.  I continued this for 20 years till I was 31 and wound up in a substance abuse treatment center where I sobered up and started life over again.
I found a set of water colors while in treatment and played with them for a year or so, then took an oil painting class and fell in love with it. My first oil painting was of the bell peppers which I later titled “Bad Fruit”. Not a great piece but my teacher insisted I come back the next week and try again, which I did, hesitantly.





TRR: Do you have a particular medium you prefer or does the image dictate the medium?


DB:  I paint in oil.

I paint utilizing old world glazing techniques, painting background to foreground, painstakingly allowing the paint to dry and glazing in the details.




TRR: The lace and details of the folds of your material in your still life images are exceptional.  (Personally that is what draws us into your booth and your images).  Can you tell us more about the techniques you use to master these so beautifully?
DB:  I paint on a heavily primed and sanded canvas to where it is almost smooth as board. I actually use soft rounded synthetic filberts, realizing that I can kill a $3 brush as quickly as a $50 brush.




TRR: What advice would you give to someone who has never thought of themselves as a painter but feels tempted to try it?

DB:   I believe that in life if you feel led to do something creative, just do it. Let go of the fear, perfectionism, what others might think of whatever you do, and most of all… if you enjoy doing it…do more of it. there are so many instances in life where we are judged by others as to what we do for a living, our political views, religion, how we raise our children, economics etc.,  I know that when I am sitting at the easel, engrossed in the work… I am at one with the universe.

Produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, Art Fest by the Sea, ranked among the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine, returns to celebrate 25 fabulous years on March 9 – 10, 2013.  The juried outdoor art show, popular among locals and tourists alike, features the work of 300 leading artists from around the country.



The wide array of fine art on display includes a variety of media with prices set to suit all budgets. The artists will line one mile of AIA starting at Marcinski Road in Jupiter Beach and continuing to Donald Ross Road in Juno Beach.  All artists will be present for the duration of the festival, available to discuss their art and inspiration. Complimentary shuttle buses will be running from the Florida, Power & Light building on Universe Blvd. and Ellison-Wilson Road to the festival site each day. Parking and admission are free.


Partial list of participating artists:  

Kelly Allen (Jewelry, Jupiter);

AJ Brockman ( Digital Art, Palm Beach Gardens);

Scott Buccina ( Stone Sculptures, Hobe Sound);

Walter Catts (Furniture, Palmetto);

Mark Pericot (Photography, Tampa);

Herbert Weintraub ( Acrylic, Boynton Beach);

Andrew Wender ( Raku, Englewood); Accessoreez (Jewelry, St. Pete.)

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine.  For additional information on the 25 Annual ArtFest by The Sea and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit or call 561-746-6615. 


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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


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