Fort Lauderdale Pen Women Announce Call For Women Artists For Juried Exhibit Of All Media

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 online at www.cloudfolios.com. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges the artists to apply! We urge art patrons to visit the exhibit, which runs February 11 through March 31, 2021.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALL       FOR       WOMEN      ARTISTS

     ALL       MEDIA

 

 

JURIED       ONLINE       EXHIBITION

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To View The Exhibition:

www.cloudfolios.com/exhibtion/161

February 11 through March 31, 2021

 

 

 

 

Link for Prospectus

 

 

 

 

1st prize 2020  “Friends” by Karen Kondek

 

 

 

 

Online Entry:   

Monday, January 25  thru  Saturday, February 6

Cost: $30 + $1.50 CC processing fee- (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!

 

 

SALES:

 

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

 

 

ELIGIBLE ARTISTS:

 

Pen Women Members and Patrons. Women Guest Artists 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 Ft. Lauderdale Branch of the NLAPW.

 

 

Entry Guidelines:

 

All entries must be made online at Cloudfolios.com. You must create a free Cloud Folios account and upload your images as a jpeg. For each piece of art you enter in our online show you will need: TITLE, MEDIUM, PRICE, WIDTH AND HEIGHT.

 

Collect the data before you start entering your work at www.cloudfolios.com/exhibitions/161.

Do not show any frame or mat and the image must be correctly oriented either vertical or horizontal. For best results, your images should be less than 2MB to upload quickly.

 

Any questions Contact: Tammy Seymour tseymour53@comcast.net or Cell 954-288-7972

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ENTER ONLINE starting Jan 25 to Feb 6 at:

https://www.cloudfolios.com/exhibitions/161

 

 

A ZOOM class on Cloudfolios:

 

A ZOOM class on Cloudfolios will be held on Wednesday January 27th at 1pm if you need help with entering your work. If interested in this ZOOM class, email tseymour53@comcast.net and the ZOOM link will be emailed to you. Written instructions are also available upon request.

 

Entry and Fees: Artists may enter one or two paintings. A non-refundable fee of $30 (plus $1.50 processing fee) will be paid online at cloudfolios.com after you upload your artwork. No changes can be made after entry is received. No refunds will be made. BE SURE YOU ENTER ALL YOUR PIECES AT SAME TIME.

 

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.

 

 

Ribbons & Cash Prizes:

 Sophie Bonet (Head Curator ArtServe)

1ST, 2ND, 3RD & Honorable Mentions

Monetary awards:

A major entry portion of the proceeds will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

AWARDS Presentation:

Thursday, February 11, 2021

12:30 pm Zoom Monthly Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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Visit:

lauderdalepenwomen.wixsite.com/nlapw

Facebook.com/nlapwftl/

For additional information please call 954-288-7972

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Annual Juried ONLINE Exhibit – All Media & Fine Arts

Exhibit Dates: February 11th thru March 31st 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tammy Seymour

Art-Chair- Pen Women

www.lauderdalepenwomen.wixsite.com/nlapw

www.facebook.com/nlapwftl

 

 

 

City of Palm Beach Gardens Calls For Artists For City Venues

The City of Palm Beach Gardens gives working artists an opportunity to showcase their artwork and share it with those that typically do not visit art galleries through the GardensArt program. The city is offering SOLO art exhibitions in four varied venues: Palm Beach Gardens City Hall Lobby, Burns Road Community Center, Sandhill Crane Golf Clubhouse, and the brand-new Palm Beach Gardens Tennis & Pickleball Center.  The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds artists that there is NO residency requirement.

 

 

City   of   Palm   Beach   Gardens

Announces

Ongoing   Call   to   Artists

 

 

 

 

 

 

The GardensArt program exists to bring artwork into public facilities within the City of Palm Beach Gardens.

 

 

The award-winning program celebrates 30 years and can boast that the exhibition experience has been very positive for over 500 artists that have participated since 1989.

 

 

The program is all about exposure and having artwork displayed in the community.

 

 

The City of Palm Beach Gardens supports the exhibition with social media, a press release, and publicity on our website at pbgrec.com.

 

 

Each venue requires certain sizes and styles. All artwork must be professionally wired, or gallery wrapped. The City will collect 15% of any sales made in connection with the show. A loan agreement will be sent upon approval of your work. Each art portfolio of images and resume will be reviewed by our committee.

 

 

 

Palm Beach Gardens City Hall Lobby

10500 North Military Trail

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

 

 

 

 

Palm Beach Gardens Tennis & Pickleball Center

5110 117th Ct. N.

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

 

 

 

 

Sandhill Crane Golf Clubhouse

9500 Sandhill Crane Dr.

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33412

 

 

 

 

Burns Road Community Center

4404 Burns Road

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

For more details:

 

Call Amy Stepper at 561.630.1116

or

Email: astepper@pbgfl.com

 

 

 

 

 

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The Wellington Art Society Presents A Demonstration By Laurie Snow Hein At Their Zoom Meeting On Wednesday, January 13

The Wellington Art Society presents an art demonstration by Laurie Snow Hein at their Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, January 13. The event will take place through the WAS Zoom virtual link.The public is invited to this FREE event. The Rickie Report shares these details, some sneak peeks of Laurie’s artwork. Don’t miss this inspirational artist and learn how to further your career as Laurie shares her marketing strategies!  RSVP to get the Zoom link!

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  January 13, 2021

 7 PM

 

 

FEATURING:  

LAURIE  SNOW  HEIN

 

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

Please RSVP to: presidentofwas@gmail.com

for the Zoom Link to attend

 

 

 

 

Laurie Snow Hein

 

 

Laurie Snow Hein has been painting since kindergarten when she first picked up a paintbrush. In her teens, she studied with an accomplished illustrator, Graham Ingels, and an extended a year at Columbus College of Art and Design on scholarship. Although she painted portrait commissions and taught art classes when she married, it was not until she turned 40 with six children that it became necessary to support her family on her artistic talents alone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laurie Snow Hein with Best in Show paining 

 

 

 

 

Working 30 years as a professional teacher, licensed artist, illustrator, and exhibitor at the top art festival circuits, Laurie Snow Hein also taught workshops around the country and in Europe. Many awards have accumulated over the years; but it is the joy of teaching, the enthusiasm of her students and clients that is most meaningful. Laurie is an accomplished portrait artist, also well known for Florida landscapes, beaches, oceans, botanicals, and birds. She says, “My passion is driven by the desire to create realistic expressions depicting the divine beauty of God’s creations.” Large paintings, which make the viewer feel they are in the moment, are her forte. Although very realistic, her brushstrokes are bold, rich with colors, transparent glazing, textures, and energetic.

 

 

 

Laurie Snow Hein visiting the National Parks in the US

 

 

 

 

Traveling is a passion for Laurie, while she searches out the heart of locations to paint. In 2019 Laurie traveled across the US on a 90-day trip starting a new collection of artwork representing our National Parks. She has recently participated in a benefit for La Ola Children’s Home in Mexico in which she is giving one of her paintings to the person who gives the largest donation to this tax-deductible charity. Laurie also has an exhibition for the month of January at the New Studio of Visual Arts in Jupiter of a retrospect of her art over the past 20 years including new canvases created during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

 

 

 

Visit her website: www.lauriesnowhein.com or www.Fine ArtAmerica.com, where you can purchase her work directly. Contact Laurie from her website for originals, commissions, or custom made giclee reproductions. Follow her art and videos on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest.

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

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Martin Artisans Guild Announces Their January Exhibition And Reception At The Palm Room In Harbour Bay Plaza

The Martin Artisans Guild announces their January Exhibition and Reception at the Palm Room in Harbour Bay Plaza.  The Opening Reception takes place on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 and includes refreshments, live music with Paul Hamaty and a chance to meet the artists.  The Featured Artists include: Jane Lawton BaldridgeMallo BissetJames J. DeMartisDot Galfond, and Torenzo Gann.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks, and an introduction to the artists. Masks will be available and Phase 2 distancing guidelines will be followed. All artwork is for sale.  

 

 

 

 

 

JANUARY,  2021    EXHIBITION

 

 

Opening Reception:

 

 

Wednesday, January 6

 

 

 

5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

 

The Palm Room

 3778 SE Ocean Blvd    Stuart, FL  

 

 

Featuring Paintings and Glass Sculpture by award winning artists   

 

 

 

 

Offering individual hors d’ oeuvre servings and Cash bar

 

 

Enjoy live music with Paul Hamaty at the piano!

Our exhibit area is 3300 square feet for safe distance art viewing

 

 

GALLERY HOURS:   Wednesday  – Saturday  12 – 6 pm

Exhibit runs January 6th through the 30th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M  E  E  T         T  H  E         A  R  T  I  S  T  S:

 

 

 

 

 

Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

 

“Into The Abyss” by Jane Lawton Baldridge 

 

 

Jane Lawton Baldridge is a sea level girl. Her passion is water. She paints abstract sea stories. She wants her viewers to fall in love with oceans and seas as she has. Her work is moving and calming.

 

 

 

Mallo Bisset

 

 

 

 

Mallo Bisset paints from the heart. Whether it is her beloved cats, favorite beach scenes or birds that waded across her path she embraces them with her oil paints and palette knives.

 

 

 

James J. DeMartis

 

 

 

 

James DeMartis was a painter of the post World War Two generation who explored a wide variety of styles and media. He was a New York City Abstract Expressionist. He studied Mid-century California art styles, Hudson Valley styles, Asian art and attended the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze.  He painted believing, “color and texture convey meaning.”

 

 

 

Dot Galfond

 

 

“Forever Spring” boy Dot Galfond

 

 

Dot Galfond tells of her journey: “My interest in glass began as a child sitting in church, when I became fascinated watching the sunbeams dance through the stained glass windows, as their beautiful colors played on the pews and floor. Many years later, I’m still transfixed by light shining through glass, which explains why transparent glass is so prevalent throughout most of my artwork.”

 

 

Torenzo Gann

 

 

 

“Above and Below” by Torenzo Gann

 

 

Torenzo Gann’s art comes from an upwelling of ideas triggered by everything . . . “I see art everywhere. On sidewalks, reflections in storefront windows, shadow designs falling on the ground or embracing a building. I see clouds as moving sculptures.”

 

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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Friends of Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens Host Juried Fine Art Show With Demos, Live Music, Dance Performances And Special Meet/Greet The Artists. Free Admission And Parking January 2-3, 2021

Friends of the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens presents their 2nd annual Art Show in The Gardens on Saturday, January 2 and Sunday, January 3, 2021. The show features fine artists representing 2D, 3D, Jewelry and Fine Crafts from the Treasure Coast and beyond. Enjoy the local food vendors, dance performances, and live music at this family friendly event.  Purchase tickets for a Special Party With The Artists on Saturday, January 2 after the show closes for the day. The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: The Art Show will include social distancing of the booths and we recommended masks when social distancing is not an option. We will be spreading the event throughout the gardens to give more space and allow for a comfortable atmosphere for all to enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year our event will include a Saturday evening “Party With The Artists” Silent Art Auction and Reception. 

Meet and talk with the artists while enjoying a selection of hors d’oeuvres and entrées, adult beverages and good music with the Ft. Pierce Jazz Society Band  

Saturday, January 2, 2021    6 to 9 pm   at The Gardens Pavilion and Promenade  

Tickets are available on-line to the public for $50 per person –or- $75 per couple  www.pslbg.org/partywiththeartists.

 

 

 

Artist Demonstration 2020

 

 

Master of Ceremonies & Jurors

MC:

Councilwoman Jolien Caraballo

Jurors:

Alyona Ushe    Neil Capozzi    Ken Hooper-Capozzi

 

 

Artists   &   Creators

Susan Vachon ◊ Sharon Roselli & Donna Miller ◊ Joe Young

Tallarida Art Studios ◊ The Twisted Hippy ◊ Terry Jones

My Mosaic Garden ◊ Martha McKenzie Orchid Jewelry Design

Rita Schwab ◊ Donna Franklin ◊ Jerry Roga ◊ Eileen Lovre

Beverly Connolly ◊ Jojo Ricci / Coco Lyons / It’s Chime Time

Rich Lawton ◊ Joanne Johnson ◊ Tropical Wood Expressions

Port St. Lucie Arts League ◊ Deborah Elaine Designs

The Clay Chicks  (Lorrie Goss & Mia Lindburg) ◊ John Chor

Botanical Prints by Kate (Kate Veness Meehan) ◊ Jemal Hayes

Gary Duquege Photoscapes ◊ John Philip Stragon 

Peter Lakiohs ◊ Cory Ricaurte Whelan ◊ Sheila Lapointe

Yam Paints (Christopher Thompson) ◊ Joan Milbrandt

PSL Historical Society ◊ Aurea Migenis ◊ Jose Paternoster

Second Lyfe (Greg Hold) ◊ Kristy Lynn Studios (Kristy Dodd)

Anita Prentice & Kim Laffont ◊ Thomas Gross ◊ Sheri Nelson

Friends in Pink ◊ Martin Artisans Guild ◊ William Cantwell

Charlotte’s Garden ◊ Kate Jordan & Russell Cooper

Lorraine Novak ◊ Barbara Cosden & Elizabeth King

Cathy’s Curiosities (Cathy Estremera) ◊ Tarri Strasinger

Bugerbee Crafts (Amy Kutzler) ◊ Exclusivos (Javier Baron)

Stuart Stained Glass ( Jim & Tess Dirks) ◊ Lorri Kelly

Steve Terlizzese ◊ Jordan’s Outdoor Fun

 

 

 

Saturday Entertainment

St. Lucie Ballet (11:00 am – 11:45 am)

Shepherd & Green (11:45 am – 2:15 pm)

The Borras Dance Company (2:15 pm – 3:00 pm)

 

 

 

Sunday Entertainment

Awards & Announcements (11:00 am – 11:45 pm)

Solid Gold Dance Band (11:45m – 2:15pm)

Preston Contemporary Dance Theatre (2:15 pm 3:00 pm)

 

 

 

Sponsors & Vendors

 

Coast 101.3   ◊ Wave 92.7 Country ◊  103.7 WQOL Greatest Hits

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance ◊  Golden Gate Companies ◊ Hydrate by Val My TYENT

R&D Food Services ◊ St. Lucie West Garden Club ◊  The Rickie Report

Stu Schechter & Claudia Young ◊  German American Club of the Treasure Coast

Kyle G’s Prime Seafood & Steaks ◊  T’s Gourmet Glazed Nuts

For more information about this event:

If you have any questions please contact Mark Barnes at

art@pslbg.org

www.PSLBG.org

 

 

Check our Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/events/753266478766751

 

 

 

 

 

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View Current ENDANGERED Fine Art and Photography Exhibit Through December 31, Meet Artist-In-Resident Geraldine Simmons, Applications For 2021 Exhibit Are Now Open

ENDANGERED Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest encourages artists and photographers who are committed to and focused on using their talent to support wildlife and the environment. View the current exhibit in the virtual gallery through December 31,2020. The Virtual Artist in Residence Program is awarded monthly to the artist or photographer who has submitted 3 or more entries to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2020. The Rickie Report introduces Geraldine Simmons, our Virtual Artist-In-Residence and more details of how to apply for the 2021 Exhibit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contest Winners now posted https://www.art4apes.com/blog

ENDANGERED ONLINE

Exhibit Is Open until 31 December, 2020

https://www.art4apes.com/endangered-online

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

VIRTUAL ARTIST in RESIDENCE

November 2020

 

 

Geraldine Simmons AFC

 

Animal portrait artist, traveler and conservation supporter

Signature member of Artists for Conservationand International Society of Scratchboard Artists

Based in Sydney, Australia

 

 

 

 

 

“What’s My Future?” Colored Pencil © 2020 Geraldine Simmons. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

“I would love it if “endangered species” became a term that we didn’t hear anymore.

 

Something needs to change. Change is possible.

Change is scary and right now we really don’t have a choice… ”

Geraldine discusses her art and inspiration below. To see more of her wonderful work visit www.geraldineswildlifeart.com

 

 

 

 

Geraldine Simmons Photograph © 2020 Geraldine Simmons. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

“During my travels in the deep jungles of Borneo, the eyes of the orangutans struck me.”

 

 

This was the catalyst for my mission to raise funds and awareness for endangered wildlife. At the time, I had the amazing opportunity to visit the rehabilitation centre for orangutans.

 

 

 

 

“Hanging On For Dear Life” Pastels © 2020 Geraldine Simmons. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

I remember how heavy and steamy the air was as I walked towards one of the enclosures. The heaviness eased as my eyes met the most loving, big brown eyes I had ever seen. These eyes captivated me. The love shining from her eyes was the key to unlocking the personality and sentience that I burn to express through each of my works.

 

 

 

 

 

“Not Many Of Us” Pastels. © 2020 Geraldine Simmons. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

“When I draw, the eyes are what I notice first.

They mesmerise me.”

 

 

Once I have drawn the eyes, the rest of my work follows. I aspire to show not just an “animal” but a living, breathing being who shows intelligence and has feelings – who belongs to a family and plays an essential role within our ecology that balances our intricate web of life.

Before I start, I take time to connect with the animals and imagine being in their world – to listen to them so I can tell their story. I take all the time and care I need to perfect each mark I make. This is my way of honouring their story and respecting them at the deepest level of my being. It’s a slow and deliberate process that unfolds one stroke at a time.

 

“We are living at a tipping point for nature at this stage in our history and as a matter of urgency I feel we need to heal our broken relationship with it and treat ourselves and all living things as one big family.”

 

 

 

 

“Hold On Tight” Scratchboard. © 2020 Geraldine Simmons. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

I realised that when an animal looks at you or you witness them looking at each other, you can see there’s no judgement, opinions or need to compare or compete. They show us how to just “be” and that is one of the main reasons why I focus on primates as my main subjects. They teach us how to connect with our hearts. Respect, trust and connection are instinctive to them. These are the very qualities that mankind needs to embrace and stop exploiting if we are to protect and conserve the bio-diversity that sustains us all.

 

 

I feel so blessed to express myself through my wildlife portraits; to reach others through the beauty and innocence that shine from an animal’s eyes. No matter which species I draw it feels only natural to me to portray sensitivity as a common denominator; something that animals don’t hide and inspires us to re-connect.

 

 

 

 

“The Face Washer” Scratchboard. © 2020 Geraldine Simmons. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

When people view my work I hope they are drawn in by some quality that they admire and can connect with. For thousands of years mankind has turned to animals for inspiration, to give us strength and hope, and to lift us up. In what appears to be such a chaotic, competitive and aggressive world I hope my work some how softens that blow.

 

 

 

 

“Bear Hug” Scratchboard. © 2020 Geraldine Simmons. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

“Conservation is so important to me because the thought and very real possibility of living on a planet that is unsustainable and devoid of the life force that nature gives us is simply not an option.”

 

 

 

Life on our planet is dependent on us respecting the perfect balance of our ecosystems that includes all of our beautiful wildlife and every single living thing; no matter how large or small, that is sustaining our web of life. We must leave them alone and give them the space they need to do their job of keeping themselves, and in the end – us alive.”

 

 

 

 

“On For The Ride” Pastels. © 2020 Geraldine Simmons. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Why Geraldine Entered the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest

 

 

When I open an email and learn about elephant populations plummeting even further as a result of the illegal ivory trade, rampant deforestation, wildfires, the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of innocent pangolins to make shoes, handbags or served as a delicacy, sharks losing their lives only for their fins to made into shark fin soup, or a defenceless baby chimp or orangutan ripped away from its mother to be sold as a pet – initially I feel so shocked I shut down and even feel nauseous.

 

 

 

 

“Ninety-five Percent” Scratchboard. © 2020 Geraldine Simmons. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

I feel like these situations have gone so far that it’s out of my depth to do anything. I take some deep breaths and realise maybe, just maybe, there is hope to turn things around. This is where exceptional organisations like the Centre for Great Apes make such a difference through the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest whose mission is to raise funds and awareness about the plight of endangered species. That’s why I support them. Knowing that all funds raised are giving rescued chimps and orangutans a peaceful and safe environment in which to live and be themselves inspires me to enter.

 

How Can Artists Help?

 

As visual artists we have a powerful platform to move and educate others on the plight of animals that are on the brink of extinction. During these times of uncertainty and change I believe we have an opportunity to raise more awareness and encourage the conversations that will inspire people into taking action to preserve these beautiful, magnificent animals and their habitats. These animals need a voice and we can be their voice.

 

 

“I know it can seem overwhelming knowing about or even witnessing the rampant environmental destruction and massive loss of species but we are needed now more than ever to reach as many people as possible!”

 

 

 

 

“Pensive” Scratchboard. © 2020 Geraldine Simmons. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

See more of Geraldine’s work at:www.geraldineswildlifeart.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Helping People Succeed Offers New Art For Living Calendar Featuring Local Artists And Offers Online Virtual Gallery To Purchase Art

It’s that time of year when Helping People Succeed distributes its popular Art for Living Calendar. Helping People Succeed’s 2021 Art for Living Calendar reflects the beauty of Florida’s Treasure Coast. Each month is represented by a talented local artist whose artwork can also be seen on the NEW online Gallery! Sales of the calendar and artworks benefit the mission of this worthy not-for-profit organization. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Helping People Succeed’s  

2021 Art for Living Calendars available for sale and Online Virtual Gallery Launched!

 

 

 

Something special we are doing this year is showcasing the artists’ artwork through our online Art for Living Gallery.

View (and/or purchase) the artwork that is featured in our 2021 Art for Living Calendar as well as additional works of art displayed by the artists.

Their artwork is also for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Helping People Succeed!

 

The gallery can be found on our website at hpsfl.org

This state-of-the-art exhibit will be available for viewing from now through November of 2021:

 

 

https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/2279536/2021-art-for-living-gallery

 

 

 

 

Our    Featured    Artists:

Pam Patterson

Susan Roberts

Mary Neal

Marian Vitale

Diane Raymond

Dan Mackin

Chris Kling

Pat Hoshino

Stacy Ranieri

Julia Kelly

Sue Ann Saleeby-Mosley

Arundathi Wijetilleke

Amber Moran

 

The calendars are available for sale at the Helping People Succeed office, 1601 NE Braille Place, off Savanna Road in Jensen Beach as well as throughout the Treasure Coast

For a complete listing of outlets where you can purchase a calendar – visit our website at hpsfl.org

 

 

 

 

We are also thankful for our underwriters: Water Pointe Realty, Stuart Business Systems, Green Design, Sandhill Cove, All Creatures Animal Hospital, NisAir Air Conditioning & Heating, Mark Brechbill, PLLC, Dave’s Plumbing, EW Consultants, Ross Mixing, Mary Kay Buckridge, Arlington Electric and VITAS Healthcare.

 

 

Serving our community for over 56 years, Helping People Succeed helps develop healthy families in Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee and Indian River counties by providing numerous parenting, mental health and behavioral support programs. Helping People Succeed also provides support services designed to enable adults with special needs to fully participate in volunteer and employment roles in our community.

For more information, visit our website at hpsfl.org or contact Glenna Parris at 772.320.0778. 

 

 

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The Wellington Art Society Presents A Demonstration By Bobbin Salisbury At Their Zoom Meeting On Wednesday, December 9

The Wellington Art Society Presents A Demonstration By Bobbin Salisbury At Their Zoom Meeting On Wednesday, December 9. The meeting  and demonstration will take place through the WAS Zoom virtual link. The public is invited to this FREE event. The Rickie Report shares these details, some sneak peeks of Bobbin’s artwork, and a link to Artscapes”, a virtual exhibit (available now through January 4, 2021).  RSVP to get the Zoom link!

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  December 9, 2020

 7 PM

 

 

FEATURING:

 

 

 

B O B B I N          S A L I S B U R Y

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

Please RSVP to presidentofwas@gmail.com for the Zoom Link to attend

 

 

“Shades of Pink” by Bobbin Salisbury

 

 

 

Bobbin Salisbury’s creativity was encouraged from an early age and continued through high school and college, where she won awards for her artwork.  Later, when family and work obligations came first, Bobbin still insisted on packing her paints so she could capture the ocean and nature scenes around her on vacations.  Those subjects frequently pop up as her subjects.

 

 

 

“The Green Bridge” by Bobbin Salisbury

 

By attending classes and workshops taught by nationally recognized  artists, Bobbin discovered that she still had her artistic talent and she started painting again. Bobbin tells The Rickie Report, “I now paint every day in my home studio in addition to teaching watercolor classes.”  She became involved in local Art Societies and began her new journey, entering exhibits and even setting up a tent to sell her art at local communities events.  

 

 

 

“Anchors Aweigh!” by Bobbin Salisbury

 

 

Those small steps led to bigger ones, as she immersed herself in the Wellington Art Society and found the camaraderie and networking supportive. Bobbin says, ” Many Artists have great talent but are afraid to use it or even show it. This little seed started to grow… and I started teaching – first to friends, and family. Then I was approached by a local art gallery owner to see if I could teach watercolor”.  She said “Yes” and the seed bloomed!

 

 

 

“Finding My Heart” by Bobbin Salisbury

 

 

Bobbin widely exhibits her work and has won numerous distinguished awards, her work is in collections throughout the country. For more information please visit www.bobbinsartwork.com.

 

 “Teaching the arts”, says Bobbin, “gives me great personal and professional satisfaction. I offer an online, virtual Watercolor school, “Recolor Your World” (www.RecolorYourWorld.comwhere I work with beginning, intermediate and advanced classes to aspiring artists”. Presently Bobbin is working on writing and illustrating children’s books with the help and inspiration from her grandchildren. 

 

 

 

 

 

DON’T       MISS      THIS      EXHIBIT

In addition to the virtual meeting demonstration, WAS will participate in “Artscapes”, a virtual exhibit scheduled from November 1 until January 4, 2021. This exhibit will feature 25 artists and 81 original artworks by WAS members, including stained glass, handmade paper, photography, painting, and more. All artwork is for sale and a portion of proceeds go towards WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs. 

For more information and to view the virtual gallery, please visit the Wellington Art Society home page at www.WellingtonartSociety.org.

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum Art School Announces December Workshops And Classes For All Ages. Give The Gift Of Creativity!

The Boca Raton Museum Art School announces NEW classes for children, teens, and adults, PLUS Special December Workshops. Let the Boca Museum of Art School help you boost your well being through creativity!  Social distancing precautions and adherence to CDC guidelines are in place.  The Rickie Report shares all of these details and some sneak peeks. Classes make a perfect gift for the season!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

www.bocamuseum.org

 

 

 

 

The Boca Raton Museum Art School welcomes back our loyal snowbirds and local students with a series of ONE day workshops and Studio Time during the month of December.

Visit our website and find the perfect workshop in Painting, Drawing, Jewelry, Mixed Media-Collage, Holiday Hand Printed Holiday Cards, Plein Air Painting, Artsy Spoons in Oil, Figure and Portrait Painting or Drawing and much more.

 

 

 

Click to Register for Fall Sessions and December Workshops

 

 

 

 

Get back to your artistic expressions and give yourself a treat, reconnecting with your talents!

 

 

 

FOR   THE   LOVE   OF   FLOWERS  

WORKSHOP

 

 

 

 

Instructor: Janet Onofrey

Thursday, December 17

9am – 1pm

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: 

 

 

 

 

FANTASY    ILLUSTRATION

 

 

Instructor: Frankie Curran

Mondays  6 – 9 pm  

For adults

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: 

 

 

THE   PHOTOGRAPHER   &   THE   MODEL

 

 

 

Instructor:  Allan Pierce

  Mondays  6- 9pm

 For adults

 

 

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: 

 

 

 

 

FANTASY    ILLUSTRATION    FOR    TEENS

 

 

 

Instructor: Frankie Curran

Mondays  4 – 5:30  pm  

For teens

 

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: 

 

 

 

 

ART    IN    S.T.E.A.M.  –   YES  PLEASE!  

AGES 8 – 12)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructor:  Alexa Frey  

Thursdays  

4:30 – 6 pm

 

 

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

www.bocamuseum.org

 

 

 

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Martin Artisans Guild Announces Their December Exhibition And Reception At The Palm Room In Harbour Bay Plaza

The Martin Artisans Guild Announces Their December Exhibition And Reception At The Palm Room In Harbour Bay Plaza.  The Opening Reception is Wednesday, December 2, 2020 and includes refreshments, music and a chance to meet the artists. The Featured artists include: Photographer Barry Steven Greff, sculptor Eduardo Gomez Rojas, fiber artist Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez, and painters Lynn Morgan, Robert Moore and Sue Klahne. The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks, and an introduction to the artists. Masks will be available and Phase 2 distancing guidelines will be followed. All artwork is for sale.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER,  2020    EXHIBITION

 

 

Opening Reception:

 

 

Wednesday, December 2

 

 

 

5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

 

The Palm Room

 3778 SE Ocean Blvd    Stuart, FL  

 

 

 

Featuring refreshments, artists, paintings and sculpture! 

 

 

GALLERY HOURS:   Wednesday  – Saturday  12 – 6 pm

 

 

 

 

The December exhibit is supported in part by Women Supporting the Arts and the Arts Council of Martin County.

 

 

M  E  E  T         T  H  E         A  R  T  I  S  T  S:

 

 

 

Barry Steven Greff

 

 “Ascension” from the Series FLOW by Barry Steven Greff©

 

Photographer Barry Steven Greff specializes in ethereal sea, land and cityscape images as well as portraits of animals and jellyfish. He says he is a perfectionist when it comes to creating his prints.

 

 

 

 

Eduardo Gomez Rojas

 

Sculpted Portrait of a Girl by Eduardo Gomez Rojas

 

Jensen Beach sculptor Eduardo Gomez Rojas states, “Individual uniqueness inspires me.” Telling stories with his sculptures, he is guided by a sense of empathy with others as he strives to reach into the souls of his subjects.

 

 

 

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Handmade Wearable art by  Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

 

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez creates fiber art that is about color and combinations of color that change continuously to form spectrums. Her inspiration comes from nature. Jacquelyn’s unique pieces include wearable and decorative art.

 

 

 

Lynn Morgan

 

 


Painting by Lynn Morgan

 

Working in either pastels or oils, Lynn Morgan finds color to be her passion. Using photographs for inspiration, her work is more abstract and expressive than realistic.

 

 

 

Robert Moore

Painting by Robert Moore

 

 

Creative impressionistic pop-art artist Robert Moore presents a wide variety of images inspired by memories and the world around him. His unique and colorful acrylic paintings present views of the familiar with a realistic, portrait-like feel.

 

 

 

Sue Klahne

 

Painting by Sue Klahne

 

 

Sue Klahne enjoys the freedom of creating fluid abstract art with acrylics and other art mediums. Her paintings are largely inspired by the various blue hues of the ocean and the flow and power of the waves.

 

 

 

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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