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Artists-In-Residence Talks And Closing Reception At Armory Art Center Annex In Lake Worth

The Armory Art Center’s Artists-in-Residence 
Artists’ Talks and Closing Reception 
take place on Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Armory Annex in Lake Worth, FL.  The work exhibited was produced by 2015-2016 Artists-in-Residence during their eight-month tenure. Meet the artists: Isabel Gouveia, Izel Vargas, Nolan Baumgartner, Chad Steve and Tristyn Bustamante. 

Come and celebrate the closing of the 2015-2016 Armory Art Center Artists-in-Residence exhibition and learn about the processes and ideas behind each artist’s endeavors. Liza Niles, Armory Art Center Director of Education and Exhibitions, said, “This is one of the best shows I have seen in South Florida. You don’t want to miss it!” The Rickie Report shares sneak peeks and details.





Armory Art Center Annex Gallery

1121 Lucerne Avenue       Lake Worth, FL 33460





Artists’ Talks and Closing  Reception:



Isabel Gouveia

Izel Vargas

Nolan Baumgartner

Chad Steve

Tristyn Bustamante 




Friday, April 15, 2016

6:00-8:00 pm

Artists’ talks begin at 7:00 pm


Wine and lite bites will be served

Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday-Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm







Chad Steve with “Birdie”

Chad R. Steve was born and raised in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. He received his BFA from University of Wisconsin-Stout. In 2009 he moved to Hawaii and received his MFA from University of Hawaii at Manoa where he worked at the University as an adjunct professor and a lab technician.




Tristyn Bustamante With Sculptures


Tristyn Bustamante has spent much of her life in Arizona sculpting with clay. She holds a BFA from Northern Arizona University and an MFA from Arizona State University. Bustamante has attended residencies and workshops in places such as at the International Ceramics Studio in Hungary and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine.





Isabel Gouveia Art Installation 


Isabel Gouveia has a background in painting, printmaking, and new media. She was born and raised in Brazil and currently lives in Lake Worth, FL. She graduated as an Industrial Designer from the Arts Foundation Armando Alvares Penteado in Sao Paulo, and has an MFA in Visual Arts from FAU.



Nolan Baumgartner, Vessel


Nolan Baumgartner received his BFA from the University of Utah in 2001 and his MFA in ceramics from Cranbrook Art Academy in 2004. A Utah native, he is a practicing studio potter and shows in local and national exhibitions.





Izel Vargas with his Artwork


Izel Vargas is a South Florida based mixed media artist originally from Alamo, Texas, in the Rio Grande Valley. Raised in the U.S./Mexico borderlands, Vargas cites his upbringing as playing a vital role in his approach to making art. As an educator, Vargas has taught art to all age groups and is an instructor at FAU in Boca Raton, FL.



About The Armory Art Center: The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries. For more information, visit or call 561-832-1776 x33.


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