New Studio For Visual Arts Bridges The Covid Gap With Summer Classes Plus Noteworthy Workshop With Pat Dews And Georgia Watercolor Society

We may be physically distanced, but Peggy Kirkwood and the staff of the New Studio For The Visual Arts have been busy lining up some truly special workshops and classes.  While the Studio is now open, and CDC guidelines are being followed, there are many offerings via Zoom.  Artistic opportunities include classes for Special Needs students, watercolor classes, Dreyfoos/Bach School Portfolio Prep, unlocking the secrets of egg tempera, and one-on-one classes with Ted Matz. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up quickly before classes sell out!

 

 

 

 

Visit www.thenewstudiova.net for specific scheduling of classes

 

Call now

To Register, RSVP or for additional information

 (561) 295-5712

 

The New Studio for the Visual Arts proudly presents:

 

 

PAT   DEWS

 AWS -D.F, NWS, NCS, FWS, NJWCS

 

A Premiere Partnership Workshop!

“Abstracting Nature”

 New Studio for the Visual Arts

and

Georgia Watercolor Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date:   August 27,  28,  29

 9 am – Noon

 

“Untitled” by Pat Dews

Pat Dews is an award winning artist and an enthusiastic and popular instructor. She will teach you how to use a wide range of eclectic materials to produce paintings with strong value and composition.

This Zoom class will allow you to interact and submit questions for Pat!

Welcome to an amazingly creative journey!

REGISTER NOW:  

 http://georgiawatercolorsociety.com/pat-dews-workshop-registration/

 

For more details:  georgiawatercolorsociety

 

 

Peggy Kirkwood tells The Rickie Report how she was able to arrange  partnering with the Georgia Watercolor Society for this premiere workshop with Pat Dews.  Peggy said,”During our COVID-19 reopening, while preparing for my Online LIVE! ZOOM watercolor classes, I’ve been admiring Pat Dews “Discoveries in Watermedia” book along with multiple images I’ve come across in past issues of Palette Magazine and Watermedia Focus by Skip Lawrence and Christopher Schink. I came across an article about Pat Dews and began reading. The article mentioned she lived in Hobe Sound at the time. I think the article was written back in 1995 or so. I emailed Pat to ask her if she might be interested in doing a workshop with The New Studio in 2021. The very next day Pat called me in tears. A new friendship was immediately formed”!

Peggy continues, “Pat said, in tears, “You have no idea of what you’ve just done!” I’m thinking, “She’s in tears ut oh…What have I just done?” Pat explained that she has never been involved with the South Florida Artist Community because she travels so much doing her workshops throughout the world. She and her husband just signed a contract on their home of over 45 years in the North East. Pat and her best friend have shared a studio in this Northeastern town and have painted during the summers together over this 45 year period. She cannot travel north to pack up her home and studio because of the COVID virus. All of her workshops have been cancelled through the end of the year due to the virus. She was so happy to hear about The New Studio. I explained to Pat that we were just down US1 in Jupiter and now open with social distancing and wearing masks. I invited Pat to come to the Studio on Friday of the week to see our space and how I am set up for my Online LIVE! Zoom classes. I suggested we could possibly partner with her and the other organizations to do her workshops from The New Studio via ZOOM Online LIVE!. Pat’s first cancelled workshop was to be in August”.

 

 

“Unnamed” by Pat Dews

 

It was organic, as Peggy describes, “Pat came to the Studio, loved the space, loved the light,  and enjoyed meeting our “Social Distancing with Masks” students. We scheduled a ZOOM meeting with Viviane Van Giesen, the new President of the Georgia Watercolor Society. Another friendship immediately formed”!

 

“Viviane saw our set up via ZOOM and suggested she meet with her Board of Directors to see if they would be interested in reinstating the workshop and offering it Online LIVE with Zoom from The New Studio. I’m pleased to let you know Pat is doing a LIVE! Opening Ceremony Awards Presentation on August 22nd for GWS’s Member Show Opening along with a 3 day “Abstracting Nature” workshop via ZOOM and NSVA on Aug. 27, 28, 29, 2020. Times for the workshop are 9 am to 12 pm. The cost is $200.00. Registration is through GWS”.

 

 

The excitement continues!  Peggy shares, “In addition, Pat will be doing another workshop via ZOOM and NSVA with an organization in Indiana sometime in Oct. 2020 along with another workshop to be announced soon!  Pat called me last week to tell me, “I just want you to know that you are never getting rid of me!” Such an amazing blessing and opportunity for future collaborations creating win/win situations for all!!! I truly believe this was not a coincidence but by the Grace of God”!

 

Pat Dews shares, “Rather than painting the realistic image before me, I paint the abstract essence of my subject. I am drawn to the abstract shapes and textures of flowers, rocks, water, bridges, old and rusted metal and crumbled walls.  In my three day online workshop, streamlined with Zoom through the New Studio for the Visual Arts, Inc. in Jupiter, FL we will cover much ground.  The main focus is design, which is everything. Through lectures, demos and design projects, students will learn how to compose paintings based on the Principles and Elements of Design. Critiques of my paintings in progress will significantly help you on your painting journey. 

 

I love to share what I know and help make better painters.  I give 150 % and students often tell me, that they never work the same again.  There will be an opportunity after the workshop to have private critiques with Pat from her home through FaceTime.
Hoping you join us for a dynamic journey”.

 

 

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The Secrets of Egg Tempera  with Suzanne Scherer          
Fridays  August 7, 14, 21 & 28
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

In this intensive 3-hour class, learn the process of egg tempera painting through in-depth instruction and demonstrations from the preparation of true gesso wood panels, mixing paints from dry pigments and egg yolk, to under painting, and glazing.

 

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“Painting Lichen and Moss”

AUGUST 5th

“2 Point Perspective”

AUGUST 6th

“Painting Flowers”

AUGUST 12th

 

“What do I do with my Background?”

AUGUST  13th

 

“Painting Fruits and Vegetables”

AUGUST 19th

 

“Playing with Underpaintings”

AUGUST 20th

 

 

 

 

 

The New Studio for the Visual Arts mission:

Nurture a vibrant arts community

Foster artistic excellence

Lower the barriers to participation in the arts

Bring people together for a powerful shared experience that inspires a creative exchange of ideas 

 

 

No membership fee!
No registration fee!
Prorating available!

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Call 561-295-5712

www.thenewstudiova.net

The New Studio for the Visual Arts is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Charitable Educational Organization.  #CH56474 A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATON AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800) 435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE.  REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

 

 

 

 

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Fran Goodman Offers “Not Your Ordinary Painting Class” On Zoom On Tuesdays And Thursdays For Learning And Meeting Other Artists From Around The World

Fran Goodman teaches “Not Your Ordinary Painting Class” where she blends art history with contemporary applications in Abstract ExpressionismA fractured hand hasn’t stopped her from painting and sharing her unique methods with her students!  Now, everyone can explore the lives of famous abstract expressionists and analyze their paintings from a color/design point of view! Students (who come from different parts of the world) channel what they’ve learned into their own paintings that they create at home, and then bring back each week for group critique. Each class is for an hour and a half in 4-week sessions.  The students say they love the classes not only from what they learn, but from the camaraderie that’s developed among them!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Fran’s and her students’ artwork.

FRAN GOODMAN’S PAINTING CLASS

IS AN EXTRAORDINARY

EXPERIENCE

 

 

  • Students explore the lives and painting styles of famous abstract expressionists through various media.

 

  • Students “channel” the artists’ painting styles into their own creations while they paint at home.

 

  • Students gain insight on composition and color values, and building their canvases with unique layering techniques and texturizing tools.

 

  • Students learn to catalog their process as their paintings develop.

 

  • Students showcase their finished paintings every week in a group critique.

 

  • Students have Fran Goodman, member of the National Association of Women Artists as their teacher.

 

  • NO PRIOR DRAWING OR PAINTING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

 

  • 4-WEEK CLASSES ARE HELD ON AN ONGOING BASIS ON TUESDAYS (ADVANCED) AND THURSDAYS (BEGINNERS) ON ZOOM FROM 10:30 AM TO 12:00 PM

 

  • THE COST WHICH IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE IS ONLY $40.00 (PLUS SUPPLIES)

 

 

 

Fran Goodman with one of her students at an exhibit

 

Fran tells The Rickie Report, “Every week, I introduce a different abstract expressionist, usually from the 40’s and 50’s. I share their stories and their struggles — many whose paintings today sell for hundreds of millions were as poor as paupers. Then the students and I analyze their paintings for composition, color (especially values) and design”.

 

“Snowberries” by Fran Goodman

 

 

As a weekly assignment, the students are to “channel” these artists’ styles into their own paintings which they do at home, using various layering techniques and unique applicators and tools. The following week, the students return to show case their paintings in a group critique.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two of Fran Goodman’s artist students when they were in school last year. They are now in her advanced class and are doing amazing work! 

 

 

Fran has been a student in Larry Poons master class at the Art Student League. She abides by his approach that there are no goals in abstract expressionist painting. “One stroke leads to the next.” She encourages her students to watch the movie he is in on HBO called, “The Price of Everything,”

 

“Hawaii” by Fran Goodman

 

She tells us more about her classes, saying “Every week, I introduce a different abstract expressionist, usually from the 40’s and 50’s.  I share their stories and their struggles — many whose paintings today sell for hundreds of millions were as poor as paupers. Then the students and I analyze their paintings for composition, color (especially values) and design”.

 

 

“A1A” by Fran Goodman

Fran’s paintings have been exhibited in galleries in New Jersey, the Chelsea district of Manhattan and Southern Florida, and are in private collection in New York, Florida, Toronto, and Hollywood, CA.  Fran is a Signature Artist of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, a member of the Art Students League in NY, Art Serve, the National Association of Women Artists, 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. Her classes have been featured in two cover stories which can be found on her website. Fran currently runs a virtual class on her craft for the Institute for Learning in Retirement in Boca Raton. She invites opportunities to do commissions, lectures, demos and private lessons as well.

 

“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.”

 

 

 

For more information about these classes or to purchase her artwork:

Fran invites opportunities to do commissions, lectures, demos and private lessons. If you are interested in taking one, you can register on her 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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Caryl Pomales Offers Innovative 3 Day Mini-Course “Empowering Your Creative Self” on July 21, 22, and 23. Video Materials Plus Real Time Live Q & A Brings Virtual Learning To A New Level

Caryl Pomales offers an insightful 3 Day Mini-Course, Empowering Your Creative Self” on July 21, 22, and 23.  You will be inspired and awaken your own unique creative voice with  confidence!  All videos and materials are released at 9:00 AM ET daily, with a live Q+A session at 3:00 PM daily. You have the flexibility to engage with the video material at your convenience and then regroup with other creatives in a virtual space to gather, paint, and network!  You will be able to ask questions and have real-time interaction with Caryl, who brings us such positivity and  joy! The Rickie Report shares the details and some peeks of Caryl’s artistry.

 

 

 

Caryl   Pomales   Fine   Art

 

 

Fine artist, Caryl Pomales

 

 

 

“Empowering Your Creative Self “

 3 Day Course

This 3 day mini-course will help you be inspired and awaken your own unique creative voice with  confidence.

Course dates are July 21, 22, and 23, 2020

Videos and materials will be released at 9:00 AM ET each day, with a live Q+A session at 3:00 PM daily!

 

 

 

As your creative guide I will help you:

  • Find your way through a painting with confidence, joy, and intention to express versus an intention to impress.
  • Experiment with a variety of mark-making techniques and harness the power of color.
  • Allow your wonderful self to be seen and felt in your work.
  • Draw upon your inspiration and create entries of what resonates with you the most in a unique and masterful way.

 

 As an added BONUS to my loyal subscribers,

you will receive unlimited access to the course.

 

 

 

 

To  receive the link for zoom sign up: www.carylfineart.com/artsy-tips-inspiration

 


“Vermillion” by Caryl Pomales

 

 

 

Caryl tells The Rickie Report, “Today is a big day, because enrollment is NOW OPEN for my newest course, ‘Empowering Your Creative Self!’ A basic knowledge of Acrylic painting is helpful. Let’s connect together, stay social, and enjoy some creative time together”!

 

“Unwind”  by Caryl Pomales

 

 

I’ll be teaching you as your creative guide!

 

– You’ll find your way through a painting with confidence, joy, and intention to express versus an intention to impress!
– We’ll experiment with a variety of mark-making techniques and harness the power of color!

– You’ll allow your wonderful self to be seen and felt in your work!
– You’ll draw upon your inspiration and create entries of what resonates with you the most in a unique and masterful way!

 

AND! Don’t forget that, as a member of my community, you get the course at a discounted price, so don’t wait to sign up!

 

 

 

To  receive the link for zoom sign up: www.carylfineart.com/artsy-tips-inspiration

 

 

 

 

“Optimistic” by Caryl Pomales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read on at www.carylfineart.com/blog for my suggestions to keep your days bright and happy, feeling productive and creative, and maintaining your smile! (Plus, I’m sharing some added fun resources for online museum tours and other entertaining activities!)

 

 

 

321.412.3490

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum Art School Announces New Adult Workshops & Studio Time, Youth Art Muse Programs And Special Workshops For Teens

The Boca Raton Museum Art School announces newly formatted Workshops for Adults and Studio TimeYouth Art Muse Summer Sessions for grade school children and Special Workshops for teens.  Social distancing precautions and adherence to CDC guidelines are in place.  The Rickie Report shares all of these details and some sneak peeks. Let the Boca Museum of Art School help you balance your hectic schedule while encouraging your child to approach life with creative enthusiasm through the wonderment of art.

 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

www.bocamuseum.org

 

 

 

 

Adult Workshop Details

&

Adult Open Studio Time

 

 

The Boca Museum of Art School proudly presents our newly formatted Workshops for Adults and Studio Time so our beloved student regulars as well as those new to the scene can engage with art in a variety of short form learning sessions and critiques led by our highly experienced and talented Art School Faculty. Don’t think you have the time to take an art class? You do now with our expansive offering of a broad variety of painting, ceramics, drawing and photography workshops tailored for the busy creative, working professionals, or anyone wanting to explore new and traditional media techniques in short form evening and weekend formats.

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have your own ideas and talents and prefer more loosely structured guidance which focuses on critique and discussion rather than direct instruction? Our open studio time is your ideal environment where you’ll have access to our studio spaces monitored closely by our resident art experts. Pick one discipline, or explore many. We know you’ll love learning and growing with Boca’s favorite art community at the Boca Museum of Art School.

 

View our website https://www.bocamuseum.org/adult-workshops

or

https://www.bocamuseum.org/adult-studio-time

To register for Adult Summer Sessions:

Call 561.392.2503 or email artschool@bocamuseum.org

 

YOUTH ART MUSE – SUMMER SESSIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

In response to a changing world, the Boca Museum of Art School proudly announces our Summer Sessions program for grade school children and teens. Your child will be immersed in various creative environments where they will learn to express themselves in new ways. Our school approaches art as a way for your children to rethink the world around them by learning various professional observation and communication skills by encouraging them to focus their imagination through fun and colorful projects in our safe, supportive studios.

 

 

All sessions are led by our impressive roster of credentialed and award winning art faculty. A broad variety of drawing, painting, character & jewelry design, even handmade journal making and cartooning classes are available, so there’s something for everyone and all skill levels will feel welcome. In our new abbreviated summer format, morning and afternoon sessions are available on a weekly basis to fit into your busy life.

 

Let the Boca Museum of Art School help you balance your hectic schedule while encouraging your child to approach life with creative enthusiasm through the wonderment of art.

 

To register for Summer Sessions Call 561.392.2503 or email artschool@bocamuseum.org

https://www.bocamuseum.org/youth-art-muse-summer-sessions

 

 

TEEN WORKSHOPS

 

 

To register for Summer Sessions

Call 561.392.2503 or email artschool@bocamuseum.org

 

https://www.bocamuseum.org/teens-workshops-summer-2020

 

ART SCHOOL SAFETY PROCEDURES

 

We are committed to the health and safety of our students, staff, and volunteers. In consideration of all participating the Boca Museum Art School will follow current guidelines set by the governor of the State of Florida and local authorities.

 

The Art School has created a robust cleaning and sanitizing schedule. Masks will be required for adult instructors, staff, and volunteers. The students will be encouraged to wear masks as well and will be provided. We will adhere to social distancing in the classrooms with a maximum of 10 students per room as well as no rotating between rooms for activities. Each student will have their own set of materials and will not share supplies. Students will wash their hands upon entering the building and will go directly to their classroom. We encourage all students to use the hand sanitizing stations frequently that are placed in each classroom as well as throughout The Art School.

 

 

 

 

For more information about these classes and more:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

www.bocamuseum.org

 

 

 

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Vero Beach Art Club Offers Weekly Virtual Art Classes For All Levels On Thursdays. Learn With Judy Burgarella On Thursday, July 9. Non-Members Welcome!

The Vero Beach Art Club invites art students of all levels (Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced) to learn new tips and explore new techniques in their Virtual Art Classes on Thursdays.  Non-members are welcome! On Thursday, July 9, Judy Burgarella will take your artistry to new heights as she works with light and shadows, skin tones, painting clothing, mixing colors, and more tips than we can mention here! The Rickie Report shares the details about this class and about the Vero Beach Art Club. We urge you to review their offerings and point out, that since these are virtual classes… anyone can attend!  What a fabulous group to network with!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VERO  BEACH  ART  CLUB  

VIRTUAL  CLASSES  

OPEN  TO  EVERYONE  – WORLD WIDE!

 

Judy Burgarella Teaches a Virtual Art Class

 

 

JUDY      BURGARELLA

THURSDAY     JULY, 9, 2020

1 – 4 PM

REGISTER:  www.verobeachartclub.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judy Burgarella spends a lot of time designing her class so that people will not fail.  When they sign up, she sends them a lined pattern, and in class she shows them how to get that pattern onto the canvas.  She explains, “This is not a drawing class, it’s a painting class. Drawing takes years to learn.  Even if some of them do not have a “masterpiece,” they will have learned a lot of tips and tricks to add to their knowledge of painting”.  Many of her students have said that they have learned more in her class than any other class they have taken.  “For 3 hours, I never shut up.  I am hoping to get many other artists onboard to teach this class so that we have diversity and variety to offer”.

 

 

 

“Portrait on Palette” Private Commission by Judy Burgarella

 

 

 

Judy Burgarella tells The Rickie Report, “My career in business involved mostly administration/ secretarial work, and printing and editing. As my passion to pursue art became stronger I began writing and designing for arts & crafts magazines, in addition to running my own secretarial service. I eventually started an art club, the “Shoreline Plein Air Painters” in Connecticut”. 

 

 

 

“View From A Cottage Window” by Judy Burgarella

A view from through the window of an historic house in Rockport, Massachusetts.  In one of the graves rests the actual builder of the house who was the son of the founder of Rockport. 

 

 

 

In 2005, Judy and her husband Bob moved to Florida, and she soon joined the Vero Beach Art Club and other local arts organizations, where she became very active, helping out with shows and wherever her skills were needed. In 2012 her daughter Robin and family moved to Sebastian, and Judy currently helps her with her real estate business staging homes and using her own paintings in the décor.

 

 

“Heritage Center” by Judy Burgarella In A Private Collection

 

 

 

Judy has studied under renowned artists in Connecticut and Florida, and has taught painting and drawing for over 20 years. She currently teaches portrait painting at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, general art at Indian River Estates, and does free-lance classes and demonstrations for groups and individuals. Judy is constantly on the lookout for new creative opportunities, and ways to give back to the community.

 

 

MORE       CLASSES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

About The Vero Beach Art Club:

 

The Vero Beach Art Club, formed in 1936, is an independent, non-profit organization serving its members and the Vero Beach art community through, education, exhibitions, social events and monthly meetings with special programs and guest artists.

The public is always welcome to attend our monthly meetings.

Our Events are free to attend and open to the public.

They feature many of our talented artists.

Also be sure to see our Artists Gallery with artwork for sale by our members.

 

 

Click HERE for more Information ~

 

 

The Art Club Annex

1791 Old Dixie Highway, Vero Beach, FL.

Annex Phone Number: 772-217-3345

 

 


 

 

For information about classes, workshops, virtual events, exhibits, membership opportunities please visit:

www.verobeachartclub.org

 

 

 

 

 

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Gilt Complex And Crescent® Collaborate In Call For “Tiny Art Challenge 2020” To Benefit The Creek District Of Arts & Entertainment in Stuart, FL

The Gilt Complex and Crescent® are collaborating in the “Tiny Art Challenge 2020” which is open to artists residing in Martin County, St. Lucie County, Indian River County, Okeechobee County, and Palm Beach County.  Artists of any skill level, ages 16 years and older are welcome to enter at NO FEE.  Pick up your FREE MATERIALS and create a piece of artwork on Crescent® Mixed Media Board 2.5″ x 3.5 “. All art will be sold at a Silent Auction (date to be announced) to benefit The Creek District Of Arts & Entertainment in Stuart, FL.  Jurors from Crescent® choose the winner, who receives a $250 Gift Certificate to The Gilt Complex and bragging rights!  The Rickie Report shares this call and is excited to see what you create!  This Contest is open NOW through August 15, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

The Gilt Complex

608 Colorado Avenue    Stuart, FL 34994

772-463-0125    

 www.TheGiltComplex.com

Facebook

Instagram:  @thegiltcomplex

 

 

 

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St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Welcomes New Executive Director, Alyona Ushe

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance has named its new executive director, Alyona Ushe after a lengthy national search.  Ushe began her career by founding Classika-Synetic Theater in the Washington DC Metro area. In South Florida, as President and CEO of Creative City Collaborative (CCC),  she grew the organizational budget to over $3 million. She founded the critically acclaimed Arts Garage, where she presented over 500 performances by both regional and international artists and launched numerous signature series and educational and outreach initiatives. Under her leadership, CCC won highly competitive bids in Pompano Beach to revitalize, program, and operate a 3,000-seat dormant amphitheater, and to open a new $20 million Cultural Center. The Rickie Report welcomes Alyona and looks forward to working with her and the St Lucie Cultural Alliance team!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We are thrilled that Alyona Ushe will be putting her energy, creativity, and extensive experience to move St. Lucie County’s Alliance to an entirely new level of commitment to the community it serves,” said Rebecca Miller, Chair of the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Board of Directors.

 

Ushe brings over twenty years of leadership experience in launching and growing distinctly different organizations for both nonprofit institutions and municipalities. As the Alliance’s Executive Director, Ushe will lead the implementation of the SLCA strategic plan, establish and cultivate strong partnerships with artists, organizations, events, and groups in St. Lucie County, and work towards engaging compelling arts and education experiences for residents and visitors alike.

 

“SLCA’s overwhelming success since its reincarnation is remarkable. Neil Levine, SLCA Interim Executive Director, has done an outstanding job in developing a powerful road map for the vision and direction of the organization,” said Ushe. “I am honored to take over the reins and continue to build on the great accomplishments while developing new initiatives to strengthen St. Lucie County’s cultural economy and support the local creative community.”

 

 

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance’s new executive director, Alyona Ushe

 

 

 

 

With Ushe’s expertise and years of experience, it is foreseen that she will have no problem filling the big shoes of Dr. Neil Levine, who has been the interim director since the organization reestablished in 2018.  “I’ve been delighted to have had the opportunity to assist the cultural alliance by developing organizational structure and strategic development, resulting in significant momentum. And I am pleased that foundational work is to be built upon by a true professional. I feel sure that Alyona will further develop the alliance into a benchmark organization we can all be proud of,” said Dr. Levine.

 

Ushe began her career in the arts by founding Classika-Synetic Theater in the Washington DC Metro area. There she produced over 100 original productions and organized the company’s participation at numerous festivals, including the International New York Fringe Festival, The Kennedy Center Prelude Festival, and the Shakespeare Festival in Washington, DC. She created and implemented extensive education outreach programs, praised on the floor of the US House of Representatives, resulting in significant Federal Appropriation funding.

 

In South Florida, she was the President and CEO of Creative City Collaborative (CCC), where she grew the organizational budget from $250,000 to over three million in under five years. She founded the critically acclaimed Arts Garage, where she presented over 500 performances by both regional and international artists and launched numerous signature series and educational and outreach initiatives. Under her leadership, CCC won highly competitive bids in Pompano Beach to revitalize, program, and operate a 3,000-seat dormant amphitheater, and to open a new $20 million cultural center. Previously, Ushe was the Executive Director of the New Orleans Opera Association.

 

About St. Lucie Cultural Alliance:

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance (SLCA) is the professional organization representing the arts and cultural sector in St. Lucie County. SLCA’s mission is to better position the arts and cultural sector as a significant contributor to the vibrancy, and educational and economic wellbeing of St. Lucie County. SLCA is a proud partner of The City of Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie County, St. Lucie County Tourism Division, and Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County.

 

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance

2300 Virginia Avenue  Fort Pierce, FL 34982

www.artstlucie.org

 

 

 

 

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NSVA Announces New Virtual Classes, Workshops, And Video On Demand Demos, Plus Physically Distanced Plein Air Excursions

The New Studio for the Visual Arts announces a new series of Virtual Classes, Workshops, and Demos! In addition Ted Matz will be leading physically distanced Plein Air local Excursions in the Jupiter/ Tequesta area.  All levels of students are welcome. Kudos to NSVA as they announce a new $50,000 Gift Matching Campaign!  The Rickie Report shares all of the details and some sneak peeks. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PLEIN         AIR

JUNE 5, 12, 19, 26

9 am – Noon

Locations will change from week to week.  You will be notified prior to the scheduled dates where the class will take place.  Physical distancing according to CDC Guidelines will be observed.

 

 

 

 

SUBSCRIBE

 

 

 

 

MATCHING  GIFT   CAMPAIGN 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about these classes, workshops, or events:  www.thenewstudiova.net

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

Deborah Bigeleisen Offers Virtual One-On-One Painting Lessons, From Novice To Established Artists

Deborah Bigeleisen‘s artworks are in private and corporate collections around the world.  What makes her distinctive is her ability to discuss art and teach techniques in a down-to-earth manner which not only brings you into her artworld, but expands yours! Artists, from beginners to established, will not only benefit but enjoy the One-On-One Virtual Painting Lessons she is offering.  Deborah includes time to get acquainted and see your current work. She then offers half hour or hour long lessons.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos of her newest works.  Have you always wanted to explore your creative voice?  Now is the time!

 

 

 

VIRTUAL    ONE-ON-ONE    PAINTING    LESSONS

 

WITH     INTERNATIONALLY     RENOWNED

 

ARTIST

 

DEBORAH     BIGELEISEN

   

 

Direct from my studio to your studio/workspace via Zoom

 

 

 

Deborah Bigeleisen working in her studio

 

 

Have you always wanted to explore YOUR  CREATIVE  VOICE?

“CREATIVITY is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” – Mary Lou Cook

 

 

 

Have You Wanted To TAKE Art Lessons ?

NOW is  THE TIME  !  

 

 

Deborah Bigeleisen Demonstrating for one of her Group Classes

 

 

Deborah Bigeleisen shares her excitement with The Rickie Report, ” I’m giving 1-on-1 painting lessons via Zoom from my studio to yours!  My approach is ideal for beginners and established artists as well.  We’ll paint together on a subject that inspires and excites you ~ if you are a serious artist or just want to have some fun being creative!  For those who are new to Zoom, I will coach you through the process, which is not intimidating.   Zoom allows you to “share”/see my monitor so that we can address specific points.

 

 

 

Here’s how the classes work:

 

 

FIRST:  We talk by phone, get acquainted,  and talk about your goals. Then we arrange a lesson time.

We’ll also talk about materials, what you have, or if you are starting from scratch.

You can use either acrylic or oil paints.

SECOND:  You will text me or email me a jpg of the image that you want to paint along with a few words as to why you like it.  If you want to work on a painting in progress, and you are stuck, tell me why.

THIRD: When the lesson goes live:

I’ll be prepared in my studio to demonstrate any number of things from how to start a painting from a blank canvas, to showing you how to effectively use different size and shaped brushes, and how to achieve many different effects whether you are working in acrylics or oils.

I also use Photoshop as a teaching tool, and will have your work already uploaded to work on.

 

Cost:

Initial complimentary 1/2hr. session to get acquainted and for you to get a feeling for how the class works.

1/2 hr session: $30 

1 hour session: $50

Classes must be booked and paid for at least 24 hrs in advance

Payment:

Payment is required in advance of the session via Zelle or PayPal  or via her web site  www.deborahbigeleisen.com

For Zelle, just download the app to your phone and follow the prompts; it is cell number driven.

 

Email: info@deborahbigeleisen.com     

    561.351.8755   

      www.deborahbigeleisen.com

 

 

        Deborah Bigeleisen working in her studio

 

 

 

See all of the information on the Painting Classes Menu Tab on my website:

 www.deborahbigeleisen.com

And……..

LET’S   START   PAINTING !!!

         

Deborah Bigeleisen’s Workspace

Here’s the link to the video…

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ek2bq5JNDo2RyRc87

 

 

 

 

Deborah’s paintings are included in corporate and private collections world-wide. They have been published in fine art books, and featured in influential magazines such as Architectural Digest, Art & Antiques, and Florida Design.  My work has been juried into numerous museum exhibitions including the Boca Raton Museum of Art, The Platt/Bornstein Galleries at American Jewish University in Los Angeles, and the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center in Brooklyn, NY. My paintings are sold through fine art galleries and international contemporary art fairs across the United States. Please visit my web site to see the full range of my work   www.deborahbigeleisen.com

 

561.351.8755

Email: info@deborahbigeleisen.com         

Website:   www.deborahbigeleisen.com

 

 

 

 

 

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“Keep Art Alive” St.Lucie Cultural Alliance Transcends Counties, Cities Or Countries. Real Resources, New Art Activities Are Available

The newest edition of “Keep Art Alive” from the St.Lucie Cultural Alliance transcends counties, cities or countries.  Anyone can use this information to continue to bring culture to their lives, as we make our way into a new world.  Learn new art techniques, find financial forums for help, discover new art resources, enjoy art activities for adults and children.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos here.  We are proud to be a Media Sponsor of this organization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEEP    ART    ALIVE  !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With school remaining closed, and summer coming with must of us still in quarantine, what is a better way to keep the family entertained than a creative art project?! Recycled art is an inexpensive and fun way to explore creativity. Plus, we all know, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”  Let’s recycle and pile up on inexpensive art supplies right from home.

In this edition of “Keep Art Alive”, we will learn recycled art tips and tricks, and how to get creative on a low budget or no budget.

 

 

 

REVEAL     YOUR     TREASURES

 

Found any treasures around the house? Let your imagination run wild! Create the most eye-opening recycled artwork and let us see it on social media using hashtags #artstlucie #stayhome #withartstlucie #keepartalive #jointhemovement #recycledart, and tag us, @artstlucie . We will repost it on all our digital platforms, including our website. 1. 2. 3. Treasure hunt

 

 

RESOURCES    FOR    ARTISTS

 

We will continue to use our platform as a hub to bring free resources, opportunities and financial relief information to you during the adversities of COVID-19.

Resources are updated weekly          Get the latest updates

 

 

 

GET INVOLVED   

STAY CONNECTED

 

We would also like to extend a private invitation to you to join our exclusive Facebook group, Join the Movement, created for our members, partners and friends. There, feel free to lead discussions about the arts, including sharing, teaching, learning, asking questions, providing feedback, making suggestions, and getting and sharing resources. Have you visited our online marketplace? Start a discussion about one of your favorite pieces in the Facebook group.

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For more information:

artstlucie.org

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance

2300 Virginia Ave     Fort Pierce, FL 34982-5632

 

 

 

 

 

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