Artists’ Guild Of Boca Raton Museum Of Art Presents Free Lecture With Ann Schwartz, “Winslow Homer: Ode To The Sea” Tuesday, April 9

The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art presents a free lecture by Ann Schwartz, “Winslow Homer: Ode To The Sea” on Tuesday, April 9.  The public is invited to this event, part of a series of Art Talks presented by the Artists’ Guild.  Ann is an award winning artist, curator, and international lecturer, who will bring Winslow Homer’s paintings to life.  The Rickie Report shares the details here, including more about joining the Guild. Please note: The Guild’s Gallery has moved from Delray Beach to Boca Raton!

 

 

 

 

2910 N. Federal Hwy   Boca Raton, FL 33431  (In Elegance Plaza)

bocamuseum.org       guild@bocamuseum.org

Gallery Hours:  TUE – SAT: 10AM – 6PM      SUN: 1 – 5PM

561.278.7877

 

 

 

 

P R E S E N T S:

 

 

ARTIST    TALK    BY    ANN    SCHWARTZ

 

 

WINSLOW  HOMER:

“ODE TO THE SEA”

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 9

7:00  –  8:30 pm  

Free admission & Parking      

Open to the Public

 

 

2910 N. Federal Hwy   Boca Raton, FL 33431  

(In Elegance Plaza)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come and visit the new, larger gallery space!

 

 

The Artists Guild is an auxiliary of the Boca Raton Museum of Art and was established in its current form in 1984 by the Board of Trustees of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. The Guild comprises hundreds of members, many of whom exhibit at the Artists Guild Gallery on Federal Highway in Boca Raton, FL.

 

 

Steve Nash tells The Rickie Report, “We very much encourage your participation in the Artists Guild. Our organization is vibrant and growing because of the interest and excitement of our members. It is not necessary to participate in the Artists Guild Gallery in Boca Raton to be an active member of our Guild. We have many exciting exhibition venues beyond the Artists Guild Gallery in Boca Raton”.

 

 

Become active and get the most out of your experience with The Artists Guild!  There are three levels of participation with the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild: Associate, Signature, and Participating Signature members.  

 

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT:

  • Support the Boca Raton Museum of Art (BRMA).
  • Provide an association of artists in all media to interchange ideas, support and educate members and provide quality venues for the exhibition of their original fine art.
  • Treat members and customers with respect and dignity.
  • To contribute to the cultural climate of South Florida.
  • Grow our organization.

Gallery view

 

ARTISTS GUILD HISTORY:

 

In 1950, Boca Raton had a population of less than 1000, with the library acting as the cultural center of the community. Community members began an “Open House,” to exhibit their individual arts and crafts accomplishments. In 1951, the Art Guild of Boca Raton was organized and later incorporated on December 12, 1954.  In 1960, five adjacent lots were purchased on West Palmetto Park Road. Construction began in 1962 and, in the fall of that year, 12 years from it’s founding, the Art Guild dedicated its first home.

 

Because of a pressing need for studio space, due to the growth of its classes, a building committee was created in 1968. On March 29, 1969, the Studio Building was dedicated. Since 1969, the growth of the Art Guild has taken many different directions. The Exhibiting Artists Guild, known as the P.A.G. or Professional Artists Guild, was formed.

 

Artists of the “Guild,” held critiques, presented demonstrations by well-known artists and were invited to exhibit their works in several hotels, corporations and clubs. In 1975, the Center changed its name to Boca Raton Center for the Arts, and 10 years later, the Boca Raton Museum of Art. In a relatively short period of time, the enthusiastic support of a group of community artists led to the foundation of the BRMCA!

 

In 1997, the name was changed to Boca Museum Artist Guild. Membership was opened to the community. Guild membership was divided into two categories: Associate and Exhibiting. Guild activities have significantly contributed to positive public relations for the Museum. The Guild has participated in Boca Festival Days for 16 years; exhibited with Northern Trust Bank at their request; and provided artwork for Boca Raton Community Center, City Hall and Patch Reef Park. For two years, the Guild provided the Art Department of Pine Crest School with exhibits for teaching tools and with member lecturers. For the past three years, the Guild has participated in a joint exhibition project with the students of Boca Raton High School. Several Guild members serve as teachers at the Museum’s Art School. Additionally, Guild artists support the Museum’s Annual Auction with donated artwork and volunteers.

 

In 2000, The Artist Guild moved its exhibition center from Royal Palm Plaza to the Shops at Boca Center. Known as the Images Gallery, it offered Signature Members a first class exhibition space in a popular, commercial center. It proved to be a very positive public relations effort for both the Guild and the BRMCA. Professional artists were drawn to the center, as there was no comparable exhibition space for local artists in the tri-county area.

 

Membership in The Artists Guild doubled between 2000 and 2004. We currently have several hundred members, both artists and lovers of the arts. Increasing art sales produced real year-end contributions from The Artists Guild to the Boca Raton Museum of Art.  The Artists Guild moved to Mizner Park in Boca Raton in April 2005. Between April 2005 and September 2008, the Images Gallery was in three different Mizner Park locations. The Guild lost its space in Mizner Park and The Images Gallery closed at the end of September, 2008.  In October 2008, the Guild secured a new location for its gallery, this time on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. This new gallery, now known as The Artists Guild Gallery, reopened in November, 2008, with participation of over 100 Signature Members of The Artists Guild.

 

In September 2017, the Guild moved back to Boca Raton in a new larger space on Federal Hwy. This new gallery, known as The Artists Guild Gallery, is over 3,000 square feet. It reopened in October, 2017, with participation of over 100 Signature Members.

 

 

For detailed information about this event, future exhibits, and membership, please visit:

 

bocamuseum.org

bocamuseum.org/artistsguild

For more information:

Steve Nash:  spnash@aol.com

 

 

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Springtide Festival & Makers Marketplace At Jaffe Center For Book Arts On Sunday, April 7 Offers Live Music, Free Admission, Free Parking

Come to the final Makers Marketplace of the season on Sunday, April 7, to celebrate The Springtide Festival.  The Jaffe Center For Book Arts at FAU’s Boca campus offers free admission and free parking.  Local makers and small boutiques will sell their creations while you enjoy the music from Rio Peterson bringing your favorite tunes from Beatles to New Order and the Smiths, followed by the big bluegrass sound  of the Lubben Brothers.  The Rickie Report highlights the makers and shares the details here.

 

 

 

JCBA: Jaffe Center for Book Arts

Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
777 Glades Road   Boca Raton, Florida 33431

 

 

 

Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431

 

 

 

 

SPRINGTIDE   FESTIVAL   &   MAKERS

MARKETPLACE

JCBA’s Book Arts Studios

Located at FAU’s historic T6 building

 

 

Sunday April 7, 2019

10 AM –  4:30 PM

 

 

 

LIVE MUSIC by RIO PETERSON (10 AM to 1 PM)

Featuring THE LUBBIN BROTHERS (1:30 to 4:30 PM)

 

 

 

 

Free Admission!     Free easy parking!

 

 

 

 

Iris Paper Folded greeting cards by Paper Owl Artists

We’re closing the Makers Marketplace season with a bang, gathering your favorite local vendors and small boutiques, focusing on springtime, and bringing you some pretty awesome local music––first half: the powerhouse that is RIO PETERSON, covering all your favorites from the Beatles to New Order and the Smiths, followed by the big glorious bluegrass sound of the LUBBEN BROTHERS. Not to mention the most delicious doughnuts and crafts for young and old that you can make yourself (because we should all be makers).

 

 

 

LOCAL   MAKERS   &   SMALL   BOUTIQUES INCLUDE:

 

  • Paper Owl Artists

  • Convivio Bookworks

  • Fleur d’Elise

  • LA Justice

  • Quiet Parrot Project

  • Carol Visoky

  • Linda Fleischman Fine Art

  • Royal River Pottery

  • Palm Beach Habilitation Center

  • Merike Van Zanten

  • Millie’s Potholders

  • Gloria Brand

  • Nena Escobar Porcelain

  • Mama Tortuga

  • Celeste Bandy

  • Art Buzz Studio

  • Pippa By the Sea

  • Trashfashions by Adiana Baldassare

 

 

 

Convivio Bookworms, One of the Makers Marketplace Vendors

 

WHERE IS BUILDING T6?

The easiest way to find our venue is to keep your eyes open for the blue and white MAKERS MARKETPLACE signs we’ll have posted on campus roads directing you to the market. Historic T6 and its neighboring companion Building T5 are remnants from the World War II era Boca Raton Army Airfield. The two buildings are easily spotted as they look nothing like the rest of our campus buildings. They both resemble old army barracks buildings with tall brick chimneys rising from the center of each. They are located on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, at the northeast corner, very close to Henderson School and the FAU Football Stadium and directly across the street from the east entrance of Palm Beach State College. We will have directional road signs placed strategically on main campus roads directing you to the place, along with free, close-by parking.

 

From the NEW I-95 interchange and Spanish River Boulevard: The brand new I-95 interchange for Florida Atlantic University (Exit 48A) takes you directly from the interstate to FAU. Once you pass the traffic light at Spanish River Boulevard, you are on the FAU campus on FAU Boulevard. Keep to the left lane and you will see a blue and white MAKERS MARKETPLACE sign directing you to make a soft left onto NW 8th Avenue. Our venue at historic Building T6 will come up soon after. Should you miss the soft left onto NW 8th Avenue, stay on FAU Boulevard; you will soon see a field on your right and then FAU Stadium. Stay in the left lane, and you’ll see another blue and white MAKERS MARKETPLACE sign directing you to turn left at Palm Beach State College Drive. Turn left again at NW 8th Avenue. Our venue at historic Building T6 will be on the right.

 

 

 

From Glades Road: Enter the FAU campus at the main entrance (the one closest to I-95) and you will find yourself on West University Drive. Continue straight. The road will curve eventually and become North University Drive and FAU Stadium will soon be in view. There will be a traffic light just past the stadium. Continue straight, and make a left turn at the stop sign, onto NW 8th Avenue. On your right, across from the entrance to Palm Beach State College, is T6, a long single-story building with a tall brick chimney. This is the place!

 

 

FREE EASY PARKING
In Lot 45, which is the parking lot just north of Buildings T5 and T6, just steps away from our venue!

 

 

Our goal is to help you be the best human you can be.
~ John

John Cutrone, Director
JCBA: Jaffe Center for Book Arts
Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431

www.jaffecollection.org
www.facebook.com/jaffecenterforbookarts
Instagram: @jaffecenterforbookarts

 

 

 

 

 

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CityPlace Welcomes 100+ Fine Artists For 9 Annual Downtown West Palm Beach Art Festival April 6 & 7

The shopping, entertainment, and dining mecca of CityPlace will transform once more into an outdoor artistic showcase during the 9 Annual Downtown West Palm Beach Art Festival.  Rosemary Avenue will be filled with gallery style tents featuring over 100 artists, with all mediums of fine art.  The free event, produced by Howard Alan Events, takes place on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9th Annual Downtown West Palm Beach Art Festival

Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7

10 am to 5 pm Both Days

The CityPlace District

Navigational Address: 700 S. Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Free and open to the public

 

 

Construction to be completed in time for annual, artistic affair

 

 

CityPlace is family friendly and pet-on-a-leash friendly

 
 
“Starting with last year’s art affair launch, and continuing with the street work, murals and blockbuster exhibitions, downtown West Palm Beach has transformed itself into the artistic hub for Palm Beach County,” says Art Festival producer, Howard Alan. “We are so proud to have been at the forefront of that metamorphosis with the annual, outdoor art festival.”
 
CityPlace through glass
Residents and visitors are invited to stroll amidst life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics and more from the local and national artists who are on site to discuss their inspirations and processes for each hand-made work. The Howard Alan Art Festival is family-friendly and pets on leashes are always welcomed.
 
Original, Fine Art
Presented by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows, the Howard Alan Art Festival represents original artwork, handmade in America and selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants. HAE’s careful vetting process also ensures a wide array of mediums and price ranges will be offered during the Festival.
 
 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

 

 

·      Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists

·      Original handmade artwork

·      More than 100 artists from 30 different states

·      Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of           applicants

·      All artists on site for duration of festival

·      Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

·      Family-friendly and pets on leashes are welcomed

 
Artist at work

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:               

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 30+ years-established company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Alexandria, VA; Aspen, CO; Sarasota, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation.

 

For additional information on the 9th Annual Downtown West Palm Beach Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

 

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Decorate Venetian Masks To Celebrate 40 Years Of Service By Arts Council Of Martin County. Save February 1, 2020 For “Carnivale Di mARTin – A Masquerade”. Support Arts Council Programs And Development Of A New Cultural Center In Stuart

Neil Capozzi at Stuart Art Supply and Artist’s Nook Studio, is ready to celebrate 40 years of the Martin Arts Council support of the arts and cultural scene! This fete is February 1, 2020, so it’s time to prepare by decorating a Venetian mask. Don’t wait – call Neil to reserve a mask! They’re due back by October 1, allowing snowbirds and locals time to explore your creativity!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some peeks at some masks that have already been returned!  The masks will be auctioned off at the “Carnevale di mARTin – A Masquerade”, with proceeds being used for Arts Councils programs including the development of a new cultural center in Stuart! We can’t wait to see what you create!

 

 

 

 

 

Stuart Art Supply  & Artists’ Nook Studio

43 SE Kindred Street  Stuart, FL 34990

http://www.stuartartsupply.com

772.220.4500

n.capozzi@stuartartsupply.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neil Capozzi tells The Rickie Report, “As you know, the arts are an important part of this community and I strive to be active member in providing a quality experience in art materials, art education and community involvement.  I’m offering another opportunity for artists to showcase their talents this year. The Arts Council is having a milestone anniversary in 2020. We will be celebrating 40 years of supporting the arts in Martin County. We will be kicking off the year long celebration with a gala. The theme of the gala is “Carnevale di mARTin – A Masquerade”. The gala is Saturday, February 1st 2020.  I am asking all artists to participate in this event by painting a Venetian Mask and I will be collecting them and donating them to the Arts Council. Our goal is to sell them to the attendees of the gala. Blank masks are available from Stuart Art Supply for you to explore your creativity”.

 

 

 

 

Our 1st Masks have been completed.

 

 

 

Neil explains, “The mask painting project has been well received and I have over 40 out being painted at the moment. Since I need the masks back by October 1 there is still an opportunity for our “snowbirds” to participate. You just need to send them back by October 1st. The sooner I get them back the sooner we can begin promoting the 2020 Gala.  The masks can represent the style of the artist or the traditional venetian festival. It’s up to you, the artist”. 

 

 

 

 

Stuart Art Supply has several blanks to choose from. Neil will be ordering more as we gather the masks for this event in February 2020

 

 

 

 

Venetian Mask History:  The graceful, rounded half-mask of the Colombina mask express the enchanting femininity the Commedia dell’Arte figure of the same name radiates when she steps across the stage. Colombina means “little dove,” but with their sweeping form, splendid colors, and elaborate ornament, our Colombina masks can help you become a “bird of paradise!”

 

 

 

 

 

Venetian masks have a long history of protecting their wearer’s identity. Made for centuries in Venice, these distinctive masks were made out of papier-mache and wildly decorated with fur, fabrics, gem and feathers. Eventually, Venetian masks emerged as the emblem of Carnevale a pageant and street fair celebrating hedonism. Additionally, the masks served an important social purpose of keeping every citizen on an equal playing field. Masked, a servant could be mistaken for a nobleman—or vice versa. State inquisitors and spies could question citizens without fear of their true identity being discovered and citizens could answer without fear of retribution. The morale of the people was maintained through the use of masks—for with no faces, everyone had voices.

 

 

Mask wearing became forbidden in 1797, so the venetian masks, along with the carnival masks and masquerade ball masks vanished completely. This continued until the early ’80s, when a group of venetian architecture students began to revive this ancient and long tradition. Since then, the carnival of Venice has turned to be again one of the most important and most beautiful in the world.

 

 

 

SAVE  THE  DATES:

APRIL 5  &  6

SPRING  CLEANING  DAYS

9  am- 5pm

 

 

 

 

NOW THAT THE WINTER SEASON IS COMING TO A CLOSE COME IN AND CHECK OUT THE CLEARANCE.

 

 

 

WE’LL HAVE ROCK BOTTOM PRICES ON PAPER, CANVAS, BRUSHES, AND PAINTS.

 

 

ITEMS FROM ALL DEPARTMENTS

 

 

 

Check Out The Classes/Workshops  Here:

For more information about art supplies, art classes, or the opportunity to conduct art classes:

 

Stuart Art Supply  & Artists’ Nook Studio

43 SE Kindred Street  Stuart, FL 34990

http://www.stuartartsupply.com

772.220.4500

n.capozzi@stuartartsupply.com

MONDAY – FRIDAY  10 AM – 5 PM

SATURDAY  10 AM – 3 PM

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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Artisans On The Ave Offers Flat Felting, Drawing And Meditate & Paint Workshops For All Levels Of Experience. Meet Amelia Costa Opening Reception Saturday April 6

Artisans On The Ave Gallery in Lake Worth not only displays and sells unique art creations, they also offer evening workshops! Learn how to Flat Felt with Gin Blische (tonight, March 29 and April 12), Meditate & Paint with Jana Costa (March 30), Learn to Draw with Patricia Lappin ( April 4 and April 18).  In addition, Amelia Costa will be showing her clay creations on April 6.  Please register beforehand for workshops.  The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 

 

 

Gallery Hours:  Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm  Sunday 9am – 7pm

 

ARTISANS   ON   THE   AVE   PRESENTS:  

One-Time, Evening Workshops:

 

 

Flat Felting

 

March 29,   April 12        6 – 8:00 pm

Spend a casual evening of Wool, Wine and Blue Jeans at Artisans on the Ave with Wool Artist Gin Blische. You bring the denim she’ll bring the rest. Create a One Of A Kind design or use one that Gin has designed for you. This method of flat felting can be used to create a multitude of art projects.  $60.00 includes supplies and refreshments.

 

 

Meditate & Paint

 

 

 

March 30   

Lead by Jana Costa – Certified Meditation Instructor, Artists and Poet. Price – $55  Learn how to meditate and paint in a fun and relaxed environment.

 

 

 

Drawing Workshop

 

April 4,  April 18    6 – 8 pm

A creative drawing class introduces different ways to express yourself with simple tools: pencil, charcoal and pen on paper. Drawing is the foundation of all art expression. Shapes, lines and texture combine to make a quick sketch or a finished drawing. Get started on a life time of creativity with Patricia Lappin. Includes supplies. 

 

 

 

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTIST:

A M E L I A    C O S T A

Free, Public Opening Reception:

Saturday, April 6

 

6  –  9   pm

 

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162      561-582-3300

Gallery Hours:
Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460  

info@ArtGalleryPalmbeach.com
www.artisansontheave.com

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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April Is Full Of Activities And Opportunities At The Boca Raton Museum School Of Art. Check Out Classes And Exhibits Now

April is a very active month at the Boca Raton Museum School of Art!  It’s time for Youth Summer Camp sign-ups, the 5 x 5 Student Exhibition, a SOLO Exhibit by Susan Schwarz, and the Opening Reception at the International Plaza Exhibition.  The new Adult Class catalog is ready, too! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Be inspired, see an exhibit, and take a class!

 

 

 

 

 

 

BocaSchoolofArtNEWLOGOlogowithartschool

 

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

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

bocamuseum.org

 

 

 

 

 

April: Art the Boca Raton Museum Art School

 

 

The Boca Raton Museum Art School still a vey busy place during the month of April, even as snowbirds depart. Term 5  (5 weeks)  starts on Monday, April 22. The catalog for Adult Summer 2019 classes will be mailed by the end of March, but you can check out on-line registration.

 

 

 

E X H I B I T I O N S:

 

 

International Plaza Exhibition

Opening Reception

Wednesday, April 3, 2019    4:30 – 7:30 PM

International Plaza

7280 & 7284    West Palmetto Park Rd.        Boca Raton, FL 33433

 

 

Show your support for the Boca Raton Museum Art School with a lavish Opening Reception with champagne, fabulous hors d’oeuvres, and dessert! Over 60 large paintings and photographs from the students and instructors of the Art School breathe new life into this place of business. Join us and toast your glass to these talented artists.

You Must RSVP :

https://www.bocamuseum.org/events/international-plaza-exhibition-reception-0

 

 

 

 

5 x 5 Student Exhibition

Opening Reception:

Tuesday,  April 30    5:30 – 7:30 PM

 

 

 

Focus Gallery Exhibition  

Artwork by Susan Schwarz

A SOLO Exhibit by award winning abstract artist, Susan Schwarz

On view from Tuesday April 30 to May 22, 2019

 

 

 

Youth   Summer   Art   Camp

2019 Youth Summer Art Camp Program will be conducted by our Youth & Teen Ceramics instructor Rita Daire, registration for the 10 weeks of Summer Camp are ready online and over the phone, please contact us 561-392-2503.

 

 

 

For more information about these workshops, classes, exhibits and other events please visit:

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

bocamuseum.org/theartschool
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery And School Of Art Present 41st Annual Members Exhibition And Sale. Stop By For One Of The Favorite Exhibits In Season!

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery and School of Art in Tequesta announces the 41st Annual Members Exhibition and Sale! This annual installation is a favorite and runs April 8 – 25, 2019.   The Artist Reception and Awards Ceremony takes place at the 3rd Thursday event on April 18.  Enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres and beverages at this topical monthly get-together.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos from 2018’s exhibit.

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 am – 4 pm      Sat 10 am – 2 pm

 First Saturday of the month no charge

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Announces:

 

 

 

 

41st Annual Member’s Exhibition And Sale

 

 

 

3rd Thursday

The Artist Reception and Award Ceremony

 

 

Thursday, April 18

 

5:30 – 7:30 pm

No charge for members & exhibiting artists, nonmembers $5

 

 

Exhibit is available April 8 – 25, 2019

 

 

 

Best of Show, 2018 “Morning in Vinalas Cuba”  by Coree Erneston

 

 

 

Our creative membership represents every type of media. This much anticipated exhibition provides the cultural venue for our members to share their latest and best work. Over 100 artists, from professionals to students, enjoy this exciting opportunity to share and enjoy new directions and latest trends. “We are very grateful for the support of our members and are delighted to give them this forum to share their work with the public,” said Nancy Politsch, Executive Director.

 

Arlene Borow  “Uni”  Best Sculpture II ,2018

 

 

Many of the members are students at the ArtCenter School of Art, honing their skills and developing individual styles and techniques. “Each year we are so pleased with the caliber of the artwork that we see from our members,” said Janeen Mason, Curator. “It’s always a pleasure to see to see the diversity and level of accomplishment that is on display.”

 

 

Judy Levit, People’s Choice 2018

 

 

Awards are offered in the following categories: Painting (oils and acrylics); Painting (Watercolors, Pastels, Drawings);  Photography (including digital manipulation), Mixed Media; 3D (including Sculpture, Ceramics and Fused Glass); Wearable Art (including textiles and jewelry); as well as the ever popular People’s Choice Award voted on by the public.   

 

Sophia Mone  “Pirate’s Cove” Best Mixed Media 2018

 

 

 

 

 

For further information about this event, classes, exhibits, or tours:

Please call (561) 746-3101 or go to www.LighthouseArts.org

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Salon On Tuesday, April 2 Features “Curiouser And Curiouser” With TD Gillespie

The Armory Art Center brings TD Gillespie to the next Art Salon, led by Elle Schorr on Tuesday, April 2. The public is invited to discuss  “Curiouser and Curiouser “. TD Gillespie is a multidisciplinary artist working in installation, oil painting, and mixed media.  Stop and look at the art…hear the creators…share the wonder!  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) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

 

AT  THE  ART  SALON:

Tuesday , April 2, 2019

6:30 – 8:30 pm

 

 


“Curiouser and Curiouser”

PRESENTED BY:

 TD Gillispie 

 

 

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.

Armory Art Center Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

* Exhibitions are open to the public

Art Salons continue to 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. 

 

 

“Beauty For Ashes” by TD Gillespie

 

 

TD Gillispie is a multidisciplinary artist working in installation, oil painting, and mixed media. The medium selected to make an artwork is one which might make the intended point the strongest. The art is provocative, reflective, and metaphoric, as she is continually exploring our deepest thoughts, feelings and fantasies in new and unexpected ways. Her installations are room-like reflective spaces created using specific found objects that inspire and trigger memory. These objects are determined after much consideration of how to deliver a specific message.

 

“Big Bang” by TD Gillespie

 

 

She states, “With these found objects I re-purpose them to create a space to give new meaning to an old object but keeping the integrity of the original object as a part of the focus. This is a juggling act.” Some recurring themes are toys, home, introspection, and sweet/sinister. The work is centered on reflection of thoughts from the past merged with present circumstances that we all face.

 

 

“The Spirit House” by TD Gillespie

 

TD Gillispie lives and works in West Palm Beach, Florida. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums including Dacia Gallery in New York City, Art Palm Beach, 101 Exhibit in Miami, Boca Raton Museum of Art, and Whitespace: The Mordes Collection in West Palm Beach. Gillispie’s paintings have been featured in Studio Visit Magazine. She was born in Columbus, Ohio and attended Marshall University. TD is the Palm Beach County 2016 winner of the South Florida Cultural Consortium.

 

 

“Peepshow” by TD Gillespie

 

 

One of her installations, “Peepshow”, is on view in “Inhabited” at the Projects in FATVillage, Fort Lauderdale through its final Art Walk on Saturday, March 30, and another, which will include “Big Bang” and “Bazooka” along with new work, will be installed in the same location for an exhibition entitled, “Ripped From the Headlines”, opening for preview on Friday, April 26, and Art Walk, Saturday, April 27.

 

 

 

 

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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Art On Park Gallery Announces “The Natural World” Exhibit Opening Reception On March 29. Annual Student Shows Start April 15, Generating Scholarship And Education Opportunities

The Artists of Palm Beach County, Inc (APBC) invites the public to “The Natural World“.  The Opening Reception and Awards Presentation take place on Friday, March 29.  The Exhibit runs through April 13.  Lupe Lawrence, a landscape painter and art teacher at the Center for Creative Education and the Progressive Art Community Education program (PACE) at the Norton Museum as well as a Lake Park resident was the judge for awards. Featured artist, Yi Yuan Hong, has his artistry highlighted as well. The Rickie Report shares the details about this exhibit and the upcoming Annual Student Art Shows, which begin April 15.

 

 

 

 

 

Art on Park Gallery

 

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

For Artists by artists of all disciplines, media and price points

Open:   Monday through Saturday Noon to 6 PM

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403      561-345-2842

 

 

APBC Art on Park Gallery

  “The Natural World”

Opening Reception:

 

 

 

Friday, March 29     5 – 8 pm

 

Exhibit Available now through April 13

 

 

 

 

 

  ANNUAL   STUDENT   SHOWS:

 

Jupiter High School

Exhibit available April 15 – 26

Opening Reception:  April 17th   5 – 8 pm

Palm Beach Gardens High School

Exhibit available April 29 – May 10

Opening Reception:  May 1st   5 – 8 pm

 

APBC is also happy to announce that coming in April, the Art on Park Gallery will be holding its Annual Student Shows. In addition to providing an affordable venue for artists, and educational opportunities for the community, APBC also generates scholarship money. The organization uses these monies to award scholarships to local high schools students who show outstanding achievements in the visual arts. The public can see the student accomplishments beginning on April 15th through April 26th when Jupiter High School students’ work will be on display followed by work from Palm Beach Gardens High School students April 29th through May 10th. Opening Receptions will be held on Wednesdays, 5 – 8 PM on April 17th and May 1st.

 

 

 

Gallery Managers, Maxine Schreiber and Irma Friedman tell The Rickie Report, “People find sustenance and solace, challenge and mystery in the natural world, and art has been a means by which humans express their awe of, communion with, dependence on, and isolation from nature. Artists in every medium from painting to photography to jewelry were asked to submit work which represented their relationship with or feelings about wildlife, plants, or landscapes”.

 

 

Lupe Lawrence, a landscape painter and art teacher at the Center for Creative Education and the Progressive Afterschool Art Community Education program (PACE) at the Norton Museum as well as a Lake Park resident was the judge for awards. An awards presentation will take place on March 29th at 6:00 PM. Don’t miss this exhibit!

 

“Spring Blossom” by Yi Yuan Hong

 

 

 

 

 

Our Certificate of Solicitation allows us to pursue tax-deductible donations to generate scholarship monies. In December and January, APBC presented “ART by the Inch” in which the gallery sold artworks produced and donated by our members to raise funds for our scholarship program. This is a worthy cause and we are hoping for more donations, which people can provide by going to artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com or clicking on this link https://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/donations.

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, Art Salons, studio space or other events:

APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403
561-345-2842
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/

 

 

 

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Photography Call For Entries “Florida: Faces & Places” At Center For Creative Education. Open To All Ages. Deadline Is May 31

The Center For Creative Education announces an Open Call to Photographers of all ages! The Sallie & Berton Korman Gallery will host “Florida: Faces & Places”, focused on how local, Florida residents spend each day of their lives.  This will be a global view of Florida which is too often related to beaches, theme parks, and other sunshine baked tourist destinations. This exhibition is an opportunity to explain what life is truly like for Florida locals, day in and day out through photography.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges everyone to enter!  We hope you will share this Call For Entries!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
T: (561) 805-9927       cceflorida.org

 

 

 

PUBLIC ART CALL!

CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS!!

 

 

‘Florida: Faces & Places’

Florida Farming

 

Exhibit Will Take Place

June 2019 through August 2019

At

 

The Sallie & Berton Korman Gallery at Center for Creative Education

425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

(561) 805-9927

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Director of In-House Operations

JonathonO@cceflorida.org

 

Miami Jai Alai

 

 

Art Call Entry:

Entries accepted NOW through May 31, 2019

 

 

The Swamp Buggy races is an annual race in Naples, Florida. There is a Swamp Buggy Parade, a Swamp Buggy Queen and general mayhem in the Swamp.

 

 

Entry Details Below:

 

 

Eligibility:

This contest is open to all ages. Photographs can be taken by a film camera and scanned, a digital camera, or digital camera that is part of another device (like a cell phone).

 

Entry Details:

Participants may submit work now and May 31, 2019. 

Photographers may submit up to 3 images for $25.00 (additional/add-on images at $5 each, maximum of 2 additional images). Payments can be made online here: https://cceflorida.org/the-gallery/

Images may be no larger than 3MB each at the time of entry and be submitted in .JPEG or .PDF format.

Entry fees are non-refundable and all images may or may not be selected depending on gallery space available and appropriateness of subject matter.

NUDES will Not Be Accepted.

All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared.

Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified.

Multiple exposures that have been combined to produce a single “High Dynamic Range” image is acceptable.

We are allowing HDR but ask that it be kept in a realistic tone.

Black and white will also be accepted.

Entries submitted after the Entry period ending on May 31 will not be eligible.

Photographs must be framed and exhibition ready (wired, hangers, etc.). 

 

Please email JonathonO@cceflorida.org if you have oversized or heavy work to be considered, prior to submitting.

 

What To Enter:

‘Florida: Faces & Places’ is focused on how local, Florida residents spend each day of their lives. A global view of Florida from outside of the state often related to Beaches, Theme Parks, and other sunshine baked tourist destinations. This exhibition is an opportunity to explain what life is truly like for Florida locals, day in and day out through photography.

 

 

This exhibition will pair with a Summer, student documentary project being created with a collaboration between Center for Creative Education’s C4 Media Arts & Technology program and Blue Planet Writers’ Room.  Two local, non-profits with missions dedicated to education.  The students will be able to share their own stories that document their lives and culture in Florida.  Many of these stories will surprise people who have never been to Florida or only connect to Florida from a tourism perspective.

 

 

How To Enter:

All images must be submitted to JonathonO@cceflorida.org, including all required fields in the following format:

LastNameFirstName.EntryNumber.ArtworkTitle
(ex. DoeJohn.01.FishFarm).

Pay entry fees using above ‘Entry Payment’ and ‘Entry Add-Ons’ buttons found here: https://cceflorida.org/the-gallery/

This is a secure Authorize.net payment portal

 

 

 

 

 

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education
425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33406
561-805-9927

For more information about this event, classes, workshops or upcoming exhibits:

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery and Marketing Manager

JonathonO@cceflorida.org

State Issued Photo ID Required for Visit
T: (561) 805-9927 ext. 106   F: (561) 805-9929
W: cceflorida.org 

Empowering Students to Grow Academically, Creatively and Socially Through Arts-Based Education

 

 

 

 

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