Lighthouse ArtCenter Presents Blockbuster Pop Art Exhibit: WARHOL! WARHOL! WARHOL! Of Rarely Seen Originals, Plus Hyper Realism Porcelain Sculptures By Ray Gross, A Pop Art Jewelry Sale, And James Thurman’s Paper Alchemy

The Lighthouse ArtCenter (LAC) opens 2022 with WARHOL!WARHOL!WARHOL! Open NOW through March 23, 2022. The exhibition is a celebration of pop art that includes rarely seen originals by Andy Warhol; ceramist Ray Gross‘s pop-art sculptures including a life size Harley-Davidson; a Pop Art Jewelry Show & Sale; James Thurman’s Paper Alchemy show of patented Thurmanite art; and Ethical Metalsmith’s Mini Radical Jewelry Makeover. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. We’ve always said that LAC is a prominent jewel in southeast Florida’s cultural crown. Don’t miss this!

 

 

373 Tequesta Drive      Tequesta, FL 33469

561-746-3101

 

 

 

CELEBRATE    POP   ART !

 

 

 WARHOLWARHOLWARHOL!

&

Ray Gross Pop Art Porcelains

 

NOW   thru  March 23, 2022 

 

 

Free admission for members        $5  for  nonmembers

For more information: lighthousearts.org/warhol/

 

 

Curator, Janeen Mason tells The Rickie Report, ” In recent years the gallery has brought Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim, Nick Cave’s renowned Sound Suits, and Kara Walker’s Sugar Babies. We’ve curated exhibits showing Clyde Butcher’s iconic photos of the Everglades and Edie Widder’s first photos ever takeoff a giant quid alive.  We’re keeping this trajectory of excellence with Warhol!Warhol!Warhol!”

 

Warhol!Warhol!Warhol! (Spencer Gallery) brings over 20 pieces of rarely seen original Andy Warhol art on loan from Beth Rudin DeWoody and Marshall Fields’ private collections. Andy Warhol, arguably the most famous artist in the last 100 years was an artist, director, and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art.  This exhibition gives locals and visitors the opportunity to view this iconic artist’s work in person.  Although original Warhol pieces will not be for sale, the other “Pop Art Inspired” work on exhibit in the Schorr Gallery will be available for purchase.

 

 

 

Ray Gross Pop Art Sculpture (Schorr Gallery) is a homage to Warhol’s Pop Art and includes a life-sized Harley Davidson made of porcelain.  Ray is a celebrated ceramist who is known for his hand-built, hand-painted, hyper-realistic porcelain sculptures.  His art depicts 3D items of everyday Americana, including utilitarian art objects such as paint cans, tubes, brushes, pencils, and other artist tools that have seized the attention of collectors, and have been installed in public and corporate spaces.

 

 

 

 

Also on display is a juried Pop Art Jewelry Show & Sale featuring over sixty one-of-a-kind Warhol-inspired necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets, and broaches created by artists from across the country.

 

 

 

James Thurman’s Paper Alchemy show includes over 30 contemporary pieces of jewelry and sculptural objects by talented national and international artists.  Paper Alchemy is a traveling exhibition of artwork that utilizes Thurman’s invention of handcrafted material created entirely of layered recycled paper and eco-resin, Thurmanite.

 

 

 

A mini version of Ethical Metalsmith’s Radical Jewelry Makeover features upcycled or broken jewelry that has been repurposed and designed into unique “new” pieces of jewelry.

 

“Art is what you can get away with.”-Warhol

The meteoric rise of Warhol in brief…

Andy Warhol arrived in Manhattan in 1949, carrying a portfolio filled with artwork from his days at Carnegie Institute of Technology and it wasn’t long before a family friend introduced the 21 year old to the art director at Glamour magazine.  This shy kid with patchy skin and a slight build had artwork that was entirely unlike the polished pieces she normally used.  Tina Fredericks gave him his first freelance job creating fresh illustrations to be used in ads for I.Miller shoes.

 

Warhol grew up in WWII Pittsburgh, the steel town that considered itself the backbone of America, and given this opportunity to work with Glamour Magazine, his work ethic went into overdrive.  He bore down on his future with ink and a brush, and painted for eighteen hours a day.

 

Destined to make a name for himself in the city, Andy’s commercial art career flourished when he reliably delivered high-quality designs ahead of schedule. But, it took over ten years for him to cross over from low to high art. It was 1962, when his first gallery show displayed the 32 iconic paintings of Campbell’s Soup.  One for each flavor.  The collection originally sold for a total of $1,000, by 1987 the soup cans claimed a page in history when they were purchased by MOMA for $11.7 million.

 

At the Carnegie he’d been taught to appreciate commercial art as well as fine art.  Although Warhol did not invent the Pop Art movement, he certainly joined it in the late 50s and 60s when he made popular culture the focus in his original paintings.  During a long stretch of his career he used silk screen as an unorthodox medium to create highly controversial, yet wildly collectible prints of Marilyn, Mao, and Elizabeth.  His later provocative pieces like the Death and Disaster pictures, made the art world practically apoplectic, and the fame that resulted, coupled with his childhood obsession for movie stars, gave rise to a celebrity conscious alt-society that filled his inner circle. Luminaries, including politicians, movie stars, and more than one heiress flocked to him for attention.

 

In a recent New York Times article, Alice Cooper claimed that although he knew Warhol from the Manhattan club scene, they weren’t friends.  “Warhol’s group was too weird for me.” Cooper said.

 

In 1967 Warhol barely survived a deliberate gunshot at close range. The wounds affected his mental and physical health until his unexpected death 19 years later. By the time “Warhol” was inscribed on his headstone, at 59 years old, he had become the leader of the Pop Art movement.  His was a household name, and this fragile kid from Pittsburgh had signature work held in significant public and private art collections around the world.

 

WARHOL! WARHOL! WARHOL!  The art exhibition at Lighthouse ArtCenter, shows a wide selection of his evocative works, from those early I. Miller shoe illustrations to the late career experimental Oxidation Paintings made of urine and metallic pigment on canvas.  Visitors can argue over the aesthetic value of his silk screen prints of lips, or they can take a walk on the wild side, back to the Red Hot Chili Peppers as they appear stitched together in six black and white silver gelatin prints created from 1976-86.

 

About Lighthouse ArtCenter: 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art is 501c(3) not-for-profit founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. The ArtCenter is dedicated to the visual arts whose mission is to inspire, engage and connect our community through a vibrant school of art, unique exhibitions and diverse special events. The center has grown into a three-building campus consisting of a Gallery & 2D Studio, 3D Studio, and a Jewelry & Textile Studio. Supported by memberships, tuition, grants, and donations, Lighthouse ArtCenter serves over 20,000 visitors, 3000 students, 45 faculty members, 400 summer art campers, and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit under-served populations.

 

For more information visit https://www.lighthousearts.org.

Facebook: @lighthousearts.org

Instagram: @lighthousearts

Twitter: @LighthouseArtC

 

 

LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER GALLERY AND 2D STUDIO 

373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469      561-746-3101

Monday-Thursday: 9 am – 5 pm   Friday: 9 am – 4 pm   Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm    Sunday: Closed

 

3D STUDIO 

395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, FL 33469      561-746-3101

Monday-Thursday: 9 am – 6 pm   Friday: 9 am – 4 pm    Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm    Sunday: Closed

 

STUDIO 385

Jewelry and Textiles

385 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469      561-746-3101

Monday: 2-5 pm    Tuesday: 10 am-1 pm

 

 

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Stuart’s Creek District Of Arts & Entertainment Unveils First Installed Sidewalk Mosaic Saturday, January 22. Join Free Celebratory Reception Of Mosaic Artist Diane Concepcion. Consider Your Own Mosaic Entry For This Community Effort

On Saturday, January 22, 2022, The City of Stuart‘s Creek District of Arts & Entertainment will unveil its first installed sidewalk mosaic near the 555 Building on Colorado Avenue. This art was created by Diane Concepcion, an experienced mosaic artist and teacher. It is the first of a projected series of 20 mosaics that the Creek District Advisory Board plans to install over the next five years.  As previously reported in the Rickie Report, the public has an opportunity to participate in the project by submitting designs (voted on by the public) and building mosaics (with Diane and Corina Pelloni’s guidance) which will ultimately be installed in the Creek District sidewalks.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks of Diane’s mosaic and the details about the free celebratory reception following the unveiling.  The Call For Mosaic Designs Is Still Open!!!

SNEAK PEEK of Work in Progress: Original mosaic designed and created by Diane Concepcion

 

 

JOIN US

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2022

 

Unveiling   Ceremony   of   Diane   Concepcion’s   Mosaic

 

555 Building      Colorado Avenue  Stuart, FL.

3:00    PM

 

 

Free drinks and refreshments

 

 

Mosaic artist and teacher, Diane Concepcion working on her mosaic

 

 

Diane’s design for the first mosaic, incorporates the wonderful namesake of the district: Frazier Creek. It runs through the area and has plenty of classic Florida mangroves. The mosaic has a large mangrove raining down symbols for food, drink, art and music. All this, under a dark sky which celebrates our favorite night of the month, The Creek Walk (the district’s First Friday Art Walk).

 

Diane Concepcion, had always been drawn to mosaics as an art form, but her former full time career only allowed limited dabbling in her spare time. Once she retired in 2012, she began attending mosaic classes at the Union Square Art Cooperative in NYC to fine tune her skills in this ancient art. Upon moving to Florida in 2013, Diane set up a studio at the Fish House in Port Salerno and began doing mosaics full time. Over time she grew to know and take workshops with some the most highly regarded mosaic artists in the US and international community. She has studied with Mireille Swinnen of Belgium, Martin Cheek of England and attended the Institute of Mosaic Arts in Berkley, California.

 

 

More progress on Diane Concepcion’s mosaic for The Creek District

 

 

 

Diane went on to open several studios in Martin and Saint Lucie counties, giving mosaic classes, doing public art installations and private commissions. Diane loves to create garden art (stepping stones, flower pots, gazing balls), functional art (house numbers, table tops) but to sooth her artistic soul, it’s usually a pelican, hence the name of her studio: Pelican Central Mosaic Arts. Diane is co-owner of 2nd Street Art in Fort Pierce, a gallery that exhibits a variety of local art. Diane’s mosaic art and jewelry can be found at Hani Honey in the Creek District or at 2nd Street Art in Ft Pierce.

Contact Diane for classes or commissions at 732 804-4715. Her mosaic studio and classroom space is located in 2nd Street Art, 131 2nd Street, Ft Pierce. 

Diane’s website is www.pelicancentralmosaicarts.com  Her Facebook is www.facebook.com/pelicancentral . Info about 2nd Street Art can be found on Instagram @2ndstreetartfp 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information and application:  

thecreekdistrict.org/mosaic-program

 

 

 

 

EACH  MOSAIC  IS  A  SPECIAL  OPPORTUNITY

FOR   LOCAL

CREATIVITY   &   ENGAGEMENT

 

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

 

  • I’ve never done a mosaic before. Can I apply with my design?

It’s okay if you’ve never done mosaic art before! All the mosaics will be created in a supportive workshop environment and all materials and tools are included in the workshop.

 

  • Where will I create the actual mosaic?

Winners should prepare to spend time in the MissingArt studio at 901hub located at 901 SE Johnson Avenue  Stuart, FL 34994 with Diane and Corina.

 

  • Who can apply?

The contest is open to anyone 18 and up who can commit to attending the workshops and translating their design into wonderful mosaic artwork.

You do NOT have to be a resident of Martin County, Fl.

 

  • When should I submit my design?

 

Right Now! The first contest is open, so submit your best design concept.

 

January 21st – Deadline for design submissions!

 

  • How do I apply?

The first step will be to submit a design for consideration! The very first contest just opened today! It only costs $25 to submit your design concept by January 21st.

  • When will the winner be announced?
  • How will designs be selected?

 

 

From the entries, three finalists will be selected, and the winning design will be chosen by public vote. Campaigning is allowed!

 

 

Friday, February 18, 2022 – Contest winner will be declared!

For more information and application:  

thecreekdistrict.org/mosaic-program

 

 

 

THANK     YOU    TO    OUR    SUPPORTERS:

Women  Supporting  The  Arts

Martin   Arts

The Creek District

 

City of Stuart

 

 

 

 

Pelican Central Mosaic Arts

Diane Concepcion

Website:    Pelican Central Mosaic Arts

Instagram:  @pelican_central_mosaics

Facebook:  @PelicanCentral

Missing Art Space

Corina Pelloni

Website: https://missingart.space/

Instagram:  @missingArt.space

Facebook:  @missingArt.space

 

 

 

 

For more information and application:  

thecreekdistrict.org/mosaic-program

 

 

 

 

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Call For ZAM (Zen, Arts & Music) On April 23rd – 24th And ArtZen On March 19th Is Now Open To All Media Of Art, Mindfulness Products, Clothing, Authors, Speciality Items, And More

The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance and the City of Port St. Lucie announce ZAM (Zen, Arts & Music) Fest to be held at the MIDFLORIDA Event Center on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, 2022. This will be Open to the Public and offer family friendly activities for children as well as bands in the evening. A one-day event, ArtZen, will take place at Valencia Cay at Riverland, a private community with 3,000 affluent residents in Tradition on Saturday, March 19, 2022.  ZAM and ArtZen have opened applications for vendors, 2D artists, 3D artists, mindfulness products, mindfulness practitioners, fashion designers, and authors.  There is a combined rate discount. The Rickie Report SHARES THIS CALL for both venues.  Last year’s event was heavily publicized with television, radio, print, and social media both  locally and regionally.  You WANT to BE PART of this event in 2022! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At   MIDFLORIDA   Event   Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTER NOW~!

 

 

ZAM  & ArtZen:

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTER NOW~!

 

 

 

REGISTER NOW~!

 

 

 

REGISTER NOW~!

 

 

REGISTER NOW~!

 

 

For more information about anything mentioned in this article, new initiatives you would like to propose, or to make a comment:

 

artstlucie.org

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance 

2300 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34982

 (772) 462-2783

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ft. Lauderdale Branch Of Pen Women Open Call To Women Artists For All Media Juried Exhibit At Skolnick Community Center. Public Reception February 11 At Herb Skolnick Community Center In Pompano Beach

The Fort Lauderdale Branch of National League of American Pen Women shares a Call for Women Artists for a juried exhibition of all media. The Exhibit takes place at the Herb Skolnick Community Center in Pompano Beach, FL with an Awards Luncheon on Friday, February 11. The Rickie Report shares the details and invites women artists to apply! We urge art patrons to visit the exhibit, which runs February 3 through March 2, 2022.  Apply NOW until January 28!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALL    FOR    WOMEN    ARTISTS

ALL MEDIA & FINE ARTS JURIED EXHIBITION

 

 

 

Monetary Awards and Ribbons will be Awarded

 

Juror: Jill Brown, Executive Director,

Coral Springs Museum of Art

 

ENTRY:

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To View The Exhibition:

February 3 through March 1, 2022

 

 

 

 

1st Place Winner 2021 “Contemplation” by Judy Nunno

 

 

 

Now through Friday, January 28

Cost: $25 Members/Patrons; $30 Non-Members

(2 pieces)

 

ELIGIBLE   WORK:   ( NO   THEME )

 

 

2 & 3 Dimensional Art/Photography/Sculpture: Upon entering this exhibit, you are certifying that this work is an original, not a copy of another artist’s work or a copy of any photograph not taken by you, this work has not been entered before in this annual show, this work was done by only one artist and completed within the last FOUR years.

 

 

ORIGINAL ARTWORK ONLY! NO PRINTS OR GICLEES!

 

 

 

 

2nd Place Winner 2021 “Blooming” by Fran Goodman

 

The sale of artwork is between the artist and the buyer ONLY.

 

ELIGIBLE ARTISTS:

 

Pen Women Members and Patrons. Women Non-Members and Patrons are invited to enter up to 2 pieces of art and are limited to participation in two of these Annual Juried Exhibits. This show is our way to introduce local women artists to the Fort Lauderdale Branch of the NLAPW.

 

ENTRY GUIDELINES:

Deadline for receiving the entry form in Prospectus and
entry fee check is Friday, January 28, 2022.

Mail to:

NLAPW, 651 Village Drive, #802, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Questions: 954-980-3475:   jjpompano@aol.com

No changes can be made after entry is received.

No refunds will be made.

 

 

Conditions and Liabilities: The submission of entries to this competition shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the terms and conditions as set forth in this prospectus. Pen Women reserves the right to use photographs for publicity and promotion.

 

 

 

3rd Place Winner 2021 “Shimmering Feathers” by Donna Sallee

 

 

MONETARY AWARDS:

 

A major entry portion of the proceeds will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Honorable Mentions will receive ribbons. A minimum of 10 percent of profit will support the Pen Women Scholarship Fund.

 

 

 

AWARDS  Presentation  and  LUNCHEON:

Friday, February 11, 2022

11:30 am

 Herb Skolnick Community Center

800 SW 36th Ave.    Pompano Beach, FL 33069

Catered by Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza

 

 

Luncheon reservation checks, $30 each

Pay by Zelle, email: penwomenftl@gmail.com OR Send Check by Feb 8th to:

Tammy Seymour

629 Riviera Isle  Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

 

 

About the National League of American Pen Women:

 

Since its founding in 1897 by Marian Longfellow O’Donoghue, Henry Longfellow’s niece, the League seeks to create progression and advancement in visual arts, literary work, and musical composition. As the oldest and largest women’s arts organization, members share their creativity in a number of ways, including workshops, exhibitions, discussion groups, performances, demonstrations and lectures, fostering networking and friendships among members, while maintaining a high, broad standard of work, effort and strength that comes from the union.

Many of our artists teach in the South Florida area; many are award-winning artists. All are passionate about encouraging talented young women to pursue their college arts education degrees and raise funds each year to award three $1,500 Achievement Awards to Broward College Women.

 

 

Visit:

lauderdalepenwomen.wixsite.com/nlapw

Facebook.com/nlapwftl/

For additional information please call 954-288-7972

 

 

 

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Art Lovers Can Start 2022 Immersed In Art With The Delray Art League January 15 & 16. Save The Dates For Upcoming “Delray Tribeca Festival” March 19 & 20. DAL Is Always Looking For More Artists To Participate

The Delray Art League (DAL) includes all mediums of art. The third weekend of each month (January 15 & 16 this month),  The Big Apple Bazaar has morphed into one of the largest art venues around! Not a member?  You are invited to take part! Free admission, parking and NO TENT SET-UP for artists! Change of date for Delray TriBeca Festival celebrating Art, Music, Food & Shopping on Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20 . The Rickie Report shares the details. If you’re looking for an artist networking organization, check out Delray Art League!

 

 

DELRAY    ART    LEAGUE    INVITES   YOU   TO:

 

 

“ARTSCAPE     IN      THE      CITY”

 

IN    PALM    BEACH    COUNTY

 

 

 

 

 

GET   MORE   INFO   HERE

 

  • Clay ( ceramics)

  • Crafts (Handmade items, quilts, etc. as applied)

  • Drawing

  • Fashion ( original art on fabric, leather, etc.)

  • Glass

  • Jewelry

  • Mixed Media

  • Multi Media ( video, MPEG3, MPEG4)

  • Photography ( digital print, canvas)

  • Sculpture (stone, wood, metal, etc.)

  • 2 Dimensional Art (acrylic, oil, watercolor, collage)

 

 

 

Coming in March :

https://www.DelrayTribecaFestival.com

Food, Art, Music… fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Big Apple Shopping Bazaar has a “Little Soho” Art Colony with a New York City flair!

Now renting beautifully designed 10 x 10 units for both studio and gallery retail space.

 

 

 

 

“LITTLE  SOHO”  DETAILS  CLICK  HERE

 

 

DELRAY      ART      LEAGUE:

 

 


 

Delray Art League Meetups

Join our Free Meetup group at MeetUp.com for more exciting events and meet fellow artists at any one of our events and Artist Coffee and Art Conversation meetups.

 

Meetup RSVP Artist Coffee and Art Conversation

 

The Delray Art League is a 501 (c)(3)  non-profit organization with over 50 years of community involvement in Palm Beach County. This year a new schedule of exciting art shows at the Big Apple will benefit and support our non-profit partners, Twin Palms for the Disabled, Palm Beach Habilitation Center and Fuller Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spread the word! 

Come and enjoy the events and participate in the spirit of doing good in our community!

 

About Delray Art League:

The Delray Art League was established as a non-profit 501 3C in 1965.Over the past 12 years, the league has donated 10% of its profits — equaling over 150, 000 — to help fund art programs in Palm Beach County. These include organizations for children and adults with disabilities. This year, through the Lori Lee Doty Art Education Fund, the league will add art-related initiatives for survivors of breast cancer and their families.

General meetings are held on the second Monday of the month from October through April from 6:45 –  8:00 pm.  Please check for location .

 

For more information:

Ron Rizzi, President    DelrayArtLeague@att.net

Our Website:      https://delrayartleague.com/

 

 

 

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Ted Matz Presents At Wellington Art Society Meeting On January 12. WAS Offers Artist Networking Opportunities And Is Open To The Public

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) features artist, instructor, and advocate for the visual arts, Ted Matz who will give a presentation on how to best represent beautiful landscapes through the medium of oil paint. The Wednesday, January 12, 2022 meeting is at the Wellington Community Center. The public is invited to this free event. Please note that CDC guidelines will be observed.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  January 12, 2022

 

5:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

FEATURING:

 

 

T   E   D         M   A   T   Z

 

 

 

“Everybody has the ability to create art – it’s just finding the courage to try.”  Ted Matz

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

For more information contact: Laura Jaffe, presidentofwas@gmail.com

 

 

Social  distancing  will  be  observed  and  masks  are  required

 

 

 

 

“On The Way To Georges” by Ted Matz

 

 

 

Ted majored in painting at Eastern Michigan University and is a graduate from Kendall College of Art and Design.  He has worked in design related positions with Jacobson’s Store, Inc., Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor.  Ted is currently the President of Ted Matz Fine Art, Inc., teaching classes and workshops in both abstract and realism. He offers classes in oil and acrylic painting, watercolor, and plein air painting at Easel Art Supply in Lake Park, FL. He also conducts private mentoring sessions, in-studio classes and workshops, as well as online classes. 

 

 

 

 

“Riverbend Wrong Way Drive” by Ted Matz

 

 

 

Ted has previously taught at the Boca Museum School of Art in Boca Raton, Florida and the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Domestically he has held art and design workshops in Michigan, Massachusetts, Maine, and Vermont, and has conducted international workshops in Cortona, Farindola and Florence, Italy; Paris and Arles, France; as well as Havana, Trinidad, Vinales, and Santa Clara, Cuba.  

 

 

 

“Bees Coming Home” by Ted Matz

 

 

When asked where he draws his inspiration from, he says “I love nature and the beauty that the natural world gives to us, therefore I have a very strong desire to record as much of it as possible… for future generations.”  Ted employs various mediums including oil, pastel, watercolor, gouache, and acrylics. He works in both realism and abstraction. Ted enjoys being open to a range of mediums and styles, giving him the freedom to choose those that best represent the subject for each piece he creates. 

 

 

“Lowell Flat River” by Ted Matz

 

 

Ted was the co-founder and past President of The New Studio for the Visual Arts in Jupiter, Florida and previously held the position of Chair of Painting and Drawing at the Lighthouse Art Center Gallery and School of Art in Tequesta, Florida. He also founded and chaired the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Annual Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Plein Air Festival in Tequesta/Jupiter, Florida and acted as consultant to the 4th Annual Festival.  The event draws 35 nationally recognized juried plein air artists from across the country and Europe. 

 

 

 

 

 

“Reflections” by Ted Matz

 

 

Ted’s next exhibition will be January 4 through 31, 2022 and will show his Abstract Landscape work at the Eissey Gallery of Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens. He has had his work shown in feature articles in Plein Air Magazine and is currently in the December/January issue.  

 

 

Visit www.tedmatzfineart.com to learn more about Ted Matz’s artwork and view his teaching schedule.

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 40th year.  It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. For further information about the Wellington Art Society, please visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org or email presidentofwas@gmail.com.

 

 

 

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Join Whitespace Collection For 2022 Opening Featuring Movies Under The Stars, New Folk Art Exhibit, Artists In Residence Wilma Bulkin Siegel & Penni Weinberg, Plus Cōlléct Trunk Show

Begin 2022 by visiting Whitespace Collection and watch a Short Film Collection by Isaac Julien under the stars (weather permitting), see Yvonne Wells’ Folk Quilt Art, peruse Special Exhibits by Dr. Wilma Bulkin Siegel and Penni Weinberg, PLUS shop at the Cōlléct Trunk Show!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.whitespacecollection.com/season-exhibition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.whitespacecollection.com/season-exhibition

 

Learn more about Whitespace Collection

 

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Friends Of Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens 3rd Annual “Art Show In The Gardens” On Saturday, January 8 And Sunday, January 9. Over 60 Juried Artists Plus Entertainment, Food & Drinks, Free Admission & Parking.

2022 makes a GREAT START at the 3rd Annual Port St Lucie Botanical GardensArt Show in the Gardens” on Saturday, January 8 and Sunday, January 9! Over 60 professional artists will offer 2D, 3D artworks, handmade jewelry, and fine crafts.  Enjoy the beauty of the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens. What else? Coco Bongos Double Decker Mobile Bar and food vendors to keep you full plus Gratitude Steel Band, Preston Contemporary Theater dancers, and  The Antares Band will entertain.  Make a reservation for the special “Party with the Artists” on Saturday, January 8 immediately after the show closes to the public . The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos! This is a family friendly event with Free Parking and Admission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 3rd    Annual

 

ART     SHOW     IN     THE     GARDENS

 

Saturday, January 8, 2022       9 am – 4 pm

&

 

Sunday, January 9, 2022    9 am – 3 pm

 

 

Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens

2410  SE Westmoreland Blvd.     Port St. Lucie, FL

 

 

 

 

Family Friendly Event with Free Parking and Admission

 

 

 

 

Meet Over 60 Professional Artists and Fine Crafters

 

 

 

 

Enjoy Live Music, Dance Performances, Entertainment

 

 

 

“P A R T Y    W I T H    T H E    A R T I S T S”

 

Special Reception:

Saturday, January 8, 2022

4   to   7  pm 

 

 

 

Meet and talk with the artists while enjoying a selection of hors d’oeuvres, adult beverages, friends and good music. 

 

 Tickets are available on-line to the public for $25 for 1 ticket or $40 for (2) two tickets and include a 2 drink coupons per ticket. 

Get your tickets at:  www.pslbg.org/artparty

 

 

 

For more information about this event:

If you have any questions or issues, please contact Mark Barnes at art@pslbg.org

www.PSLBG.org/

 

 

 

 

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Martin Artisans Guild Brings 2022 In With New Exhibit Opening Wednesday, January 5 And A Meet The Artist Event On Wednesday, February 2. Check Out The Newest Artwork And Boutique Items

Start the New Year with the Martin Artisans Guild (MAG) at the Opening Reception at The Palm Room Art Gallery & Artisans Boutique 3746 SE Ocean Blvd Stuart, FL on Wednesday, January 5, 2022offering a sumptuous spread of appetizers, a cash bar, and live music. Stop by on Wednesday,February 2, 2022 for a Meet The Artist EventThe Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of artwork.  Admission and parking are FREE. This exhibit runs through February 26.  Mark your calendars for March 5 – 6, 2022 for the Open Studios Tour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique

 

 

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

 

 

5:30  –  7:30 pm

 

 

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

4 – 6  pm

 

 

 

Tepa Charles at her easel

 

 

Gallery Hours:

Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm

Exhibit runs January 5 – February 26, 2022

 

 

 

3746 SE Ocean Blvd.       Stuart, FL

 

Gallery is located at 3746 SE Ocean Blvd, Sewall’s Point in Harbour Bay Plaza, (east end of the Plaza, near Stringers Tavern & Oyster Bar)

 

 

 

Carolyn Walsh at the potter’s wheel

 

 

MEET       THE       ARTISTS:

 

Billie Jo Thomson  

Candy Walsh

 Carla Cope

 Cheryl Coté

Deborah Bortoff  

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Mallo Bisset

Maria Miele

Mary Maribito

Michaelann Bellerjeau

Renee Keil

Sue Klahne

 Tepa Charles

 

 

Palm Room Boutique:

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, other events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

 

 

 

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Creek District Opens Applications: “Creek District Sidewalk Mosaic Program” Work With Mosaic Masters Corina Pelloni And Diane Concepcion To Bring Your Design To A Sidewalk In Stuart, FL

The Creek District of Arts & Entertainment in Stuart, FL. announces a new Public Art venture: Creek District Sidewalk Mosaic Program bringing original mosaic designs to the local sidewalks in the area!  Corina Pelloni and Diane Concepcion will work with the winners at the MissingArt Studio in Stuart.  This is YOUR OPPORTUNITY to learn mosaic techniques if you are a beginner, or hone your skills if you are a seasoned artist. Applicants can reside outside of Martin County.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the first two mosaics to be installed in 2022. Applications are open NOW!

 

 

The Creek District

This program, headed by Corina Pelloni with the expert council of mosaic artist Diane Concepcion for the Creek District of Arts and Entertainment, will be facilitated by the Creek District Board of Directors and the City of Stuart CRA. Women Supporting the Arts awarded the project funds for start-up expenses, and fundraising will support the ongoing efforts and the expansion of the program. Twenty mosaic locations are tentatively scheduled over the next four years. Each is a special opportunity for local creativity and engagement. The first two mosaics will be created by Diane and Corina to be installed in January and February.

 

Saturday, January 22, 2022

 

Diane Concepcion’s mosaic will be installed on Colorado Avenue, Stuart, FL. near the 555 Building. 

 

 

Mosaic Artist Diane Concepcion

 

 

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Corina Pelloni’s mosaic will be installed between ArtFarm and CoLab Farms at 100 SE MLK Blvd. Stuart, FL.

 

 

Mosaic Artist Corina Pelloni

 

 

 

 

EACH  MOSAIC  IS  A  SPECIAL  OPPORTUNITY

FOR   LOCAL

CREATIVITY   &   ENGAGEMENT

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

 

  • I’ve never done a mosaic before. Can I apply with my design?

It’s okay if you’ve never done mosaic art before! All the mosaics will be created in a supportive workshop environment and all materials and tools are included in the workshop.

 

  • Where will I create the actual mosaic?

Winners should prepare to spend time in the MissingArt studio at 901hub located at 901 SE Johnson Avenue  Stuart, FL 34994 with Diane and Corina.

 

  • Who can apply?

The contest is open to anyone 18 and up who can commit to attending the workshops and translating their design into wonderful mosaic artwork.

You do NOT have to be a resident of Martin County, Fl.

 

  • When should I submit my design?

 

Right Now! The first contest is open, so submit your best design concept.

 

  • What is the Deadline for applications?

 

January 21st – Deadline for design submissions!

 

  • How do I apply?

The first step will be to submit a design for consideration! The very first contest just opened today! It only costs $25 to submit your design concept by January 21st.

  • When will the winner be announced?
  • How will designs be selected?

 

 

From the entries, three finalists will be selected, and the winning design will be chosen by public vote. Campaigning is allowed!

 

 

Friday, February 18, 2022 – Contest winner will be declared!

 

For more information and application:  

thecreekdistrict.org/mosaic-program

 

 

 

THANK     YOU    TO    OUR    SUPPORTERS:

Women  Supporting  The  Arts

Martin   Arts

The Creek District

 

City of Stuart

 

 

 

 

 

Pelican Central Mosaic Arts

 

 

Diane Concepcion

Website:    Pelican Central Mosaic Arts

Instagram:  @pelican_central_mosaics

Facebook:  @PelicanCentral

 

 

Missing Art Space

Corina Pelloni

Website: https://missingart.space/

Instagram:  @missingArt.space

Facebook:  @missingArt.space

 

 

 

 

For more information and application:  

thecreekdistrict.org/mosaic-program

 

 

 

 

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