Gallery 14 In Vero Beach Presents “Coastal Colors”: Vibrant Worlds of Mitch Gubnitsky With An Opening Reception On Friday, May 3rd In Conjunction With First Friday Gallery Art Stroll

Gallery 14 in Vero Beach continues its 16th season with Coastal Colors: Vibrant Worlds of Mitch Gubnitsky”, an exhibit that showcases his bright, imaginative and captivating images of nature, with a special focus on sea life.  This exhibit runs  April 30- May 24, 2024with an Opening Reception on Friday, May 3rd as part of the First Friday Gallery Stroll on Fridays.The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

1911 14th Avenue    Vero Beach, FL.

Phone: 772 562-5525.Visit:  www.gallery14verobeach.com

 

 

Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 – 5 and Saturday 10 – 4

Also open by appointment           Closed Sunday and Monday  

 

 

 

Enjoy  Vero  Beach’s  1st  Friday  Gallery  Strolls

 

 

 

Coastal Colors: Vibrant Worlds of Mitch Gubnitsky”

 

 

 

 

 

“Mangrove Cove”, Acrylic and Sand, by Mitch Gubnitsky

 

OPENING    RECEPTION

 

 

 

Friday,  May 3,  2024

 5 – 8 pm

 

This exhibit runs April 30 – May 24, 2024

 

 

 

 

“Florida Shallows”, Oil, by Mitch Gubnitsky

 

 

 

Gallery 14 is happy to welcome marine life artist Mitch Gubnitsky. Entitled: Coastal Colors: Vibrant Worlds of Mitch Gubnitsky, Mitch will showcase his bright, imaginative and captivating images of nature, with special focus on sea life. This colorful, intriguing exhibit will run April 30 – May 24, with an opening reception on Friday May 3 as part of the First Friday Gallery Stroll. All are invited.

 

 

 

 

 

“Sun Salutation”, Enamel, by Mitch Gubnitsky

 

 

 

Growing up in South Florida, Mitch learned to appreciate all the natural beauty the state has to offer. Mitch  tells The Rickie Report “I have been interested in art since childhood and eventually combined the occupation of travel nursing with painting. The job experience allowed me to explore diverse cultures and art forms, as I was exposed to different environments, climates and wildlife. As a certified diver, I have been face to face with manatees, sea turtles, manta rays and spectacular creatures of the sea represented in my art.”

 

 

 

Featured  throughout  the  year  at  Gallery  14:

Lila Blakeslee

Barbara du Pont

Barbara Landry

Mary Ann Hall

Deborah Morrell Polackwich

Dorothy Napp Schindel

Walford Campbell

Joan Earnhart

Terry Green

Viola Pace Knudsen

Jessica Leto

Mia Lindberg

Francis Mesaros

Michael Robinson

Evan Schwarze

Carol Staub

Artist-sales associate Jo Zaza 

 

 

 

 

About Gallery 14:

Gallery 14 is located at 1911 14th Avenue in the Downtown, Historic Arts District of Vero Beach.Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 – 5 and Saturday 10 – 4.Closed Sunday and Monday OR open by appointment.

 

 

Phone:772 562-5525.

Visit us at  www.facebook.com/gallery14verobeach

FaceBook:https://www.fb.com/gallery14verobeach

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gallery14verobeach

 

 

For more details please call  :772 562-5525

or Email: dnschindel@gmail.com

 

 

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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artists Of Palm Beach County Celebrate “Absolutely Abstract” With Opening Reception On Sunday, May 19 And Recap Annual Members Exhibit At Box Gallery Still Available Through April 31.

Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC) reports that Rolando Chang Barrero, The Box Gallery owner and the Judge for Awards, awarded First Place to Karla Walter for her ceramic sculpture Venus of Willendorf Soldiers, Second Place to Phyllis Simon, Honorable Mention to our Featured Artist Ayesha DeLorenzo, plus Maxine Schreiber and Jamie Rodriquez each received a Judge’s Recognition.  This Exhibit is available at The Box Gallery Now through April 31.  Save the Date for the Opening Reception of “Absolutely Abstract” taking place at the Hatch 1121 Gallery in Lake Worth Beach on Sunday, May 19, 2024.  The Featured Artist within the Exhibit is Ilene Adams  and the Awards for this exhibit will be juried by Karen H. Salup. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The   Box   Gallery

 

 

Annual   Members’   Exhibition   2024

 

 

 NOW   Through   April 31, 2024

 

 

 

811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

https://theboxgallery.info/

 

 

 

 

 

“Windswept” by Ayesha DeLorenzo

 

 

More than 200 people showed up for the Opening Reception of the Annual Members’ Exhibition which took place at the Box Gallery in West Palm Beach, FL.  The walls and tables are packed with the work of fifty artist members.  Rolando Chang Barrero, Gallery owner and the Judge for Awards, gave the First Place Award to Karla Walter for her ceramic sculpture Venus of Willendorf Soldiers, Second Place went to Phyllis Simon, Honorable Mention to our Featured Artist Ayesha DeLorenzo, and Maxine Schreiber and Jamie Rodriquez each received a Judge’s Recognition. The exhibition received much recognition including an article in Palm Beach Illustrated and a two page spread in Florida Weekly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HATCH 1121

1121 Lucerne Ave.  Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening  Reception  and  Awards  Ceremony

Sunday, May 19, 2024

4:00  – 7:00 pm

 

 

 

 

“Hope” by Ilene Adams

 

 

Exhibit runs  May 18 – June 27, 2024

This exhibit is made possible in part by LULA Lake Worth Arts.

 

 

 

This exhibit includes both members and non-members who submitted totally abstract two dimensional works in any medium. Twenty seven artists and sixty four artworks were accepted into the show. Ilene Adams was chosen to be the featured artist. Aside from creating art, for the past 25 years or so, Ilene has had a company called The Marketing Works. She works with smaller businesses, artists and nonprofits developing marketing strategies and branding as well as creating logos, collateral materials, and websites. An award winning artist, her latest endeavor has been creating mixed media abstract works. She maintains a studio at Zero Empty Spaces in Legacy Place in Palm Beach Gardens.

 

 

“Diverted Dimension” by Lali Shankar

 

 

 

 

Karen H. Salup, renowned Abstract Expressionist and former president of Women In the Visual Arts, will be the Judge for Awards. Karen developed her talent through education at The Arts Student League, School of Visual Arts, C.W. Post University, and many years of private classes with world renowned professional artists including Jerry Okimoto. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Art Speak, Newsday, Palm Beach Art & Culture, and Palm Beach Illustrated and has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums in New York and Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Spring Blend” by Ed Munoz

 

 

 

Artists of Palm Beach County is a non-profit 501c organization dedicated to helping member artists achieve their artistic goals and utilize their talents to enrich the lives in our community. Our mission is to share, inspire and promote creativity in the arts through education, exhibitions, and outreach to our community. We welcome all who would care to join us in our endeavors and in putting our mission into action!

 

 

 

Contact artistsofpbc@gmail.com

Or visit

artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org.

 

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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

The Future Of Visual Arts Are In Good Hands As The 38th Annual Martin Arts High School Exhibit Opens On Tuesday, April 30 With Awards Reception

The Marvin S. Cone Annual High School Juried Art Show honors its founder’s enthusiasm for young people and the arts.  Inspired by the creativity of art students in Martin County, he transformed the annual high school art exhibit into an event that brings the entire community together. MartinArts invites the public to the Court House Center Cultural Gallery on Tuesday, April 30 to meet the artists  and the Awards Reception.  The Exhibit which is open through June 22, 2024 features art work from students of Martin County, Jensen Beach, South Fork High Schools, The Pine School, and Clark Advanced Learning Center. The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek and shares a way for YOU to help continue this successful event.

 

 

Court House Cultural Center Gallery

80 SE Ocean Blvd.,  Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

 

 

 

 

P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S :

 

Marvin S. Cone 38th Annual High School Juried Art Show

 

 

 

Awards   Reception   &   Meet   The   Artists

 

 

Tuesday, April 30

 

 

5:30 – 7  pm

 

 

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday 10  – 6   and Wednesday thru Saturday 10– 4

~ A $5. donation is requested ~

 

 

 

Exhibit Is Available through June 22, 2024

 

 

Established in 1987, the Marvin S. Cone Annual High School Juried Art Show honors its founder and his enthusiasm for young people, the arts, and his timeless effort in making the event what it is today. Inspired by the creativity of art students in Martin County, he encouraged them to pursue even greater achievements by transforming the annual high school art exhibit into an event that truly recognized student’s artistic accomplishments. MartinArts is proud to honor Mr. Cone’s legacy with this annual tradition.

 

 

 

“The Hand You’re Dealt” by Hollyn Lewis, South Fork High School

 

 

Each year MartinArts presents the Marvin S. Cone Annual High School Juried Art Show to recognize the artistic talents of Martin County high school students. The art teachers at each school select each piece of artwork for entry in the exhibit. It is a highly competitive process; the categories for cash awards are photography, painting, sculpture, mixed media/assemblage, printmaking, and drawing. The awards reception on Tuesday, April 30, is held at the Court House Cultural Center Gallery. Additionally, each high school principal and the school superintendent select pieces to purchase that become a part of a permanent collection at their respective high schools and the superintendent’s office.

 

 

Support the creative and artistic talents of high school students in the Martin County area by sponsoring this annual exhibition, which has impacted over 1,500 students since 1987! Sponsorships contribute to enhancing judges’ awards across various mediums, covering professional framing costs, and hosting an awards reception for students and their families. Sponsors also get the chance to acquire a student’s artwork through a Purchase Award, where 100% of the purchase amount goes to the student, and they can present the award at the Awards Reception. Your generosity helps maintain the legacy of this distinctive educational opportunity, inspiring young visual artists in our community.

 

 

 

How will your gift support this legacy exhibition?

 

 

$2,500 pays for approximately 50% of the framing expenses.

$1,500 provides the awards given to the students.

$500 provides refreshments for student artists and families

 

 

 

Click HERE for Sponsor Details

 

 

 

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For more information about upcoming exhibits and events please visit:

 

Martin Arts

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

www.MartinArts.org

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

 

 

Explore “Soul Doodling” With Renowned Artist Scott Jeffries At Wellington Art Society Meeting On Wednesday, April 10 Plus Two Art Exhibits With An Opening Reception On Tuesday, April 16

The Wellington Art Society features Scott Jeffries as he speaks about “Soul Doodling” on Wednesday, April 10, 2024  at the Wellington Community Center.  Scott’s artistry comes from his heart with no specific plan of how a piece will turn out.  Enjoy his insights at his presentation after a meet and greet, member spotlight, and brief meeting . WAS does it again, with a double header of Art Exhibitions and ONE GREAT RECEPTION on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. Visit  Expressive ” (now until May 21, 2024, at the Wellington Village Hall) and “ Visions ” (now until June 16, 2024, at the Wellington Community Center). The venues are walkable to each other! The Rickie Report shares all of the details and a sneak peek. The public is welcome to all WAS events!

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

 

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

 

5:30 pm

 

 

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

For more WAS information contact: Heather Bergstrom, presidentofwas@gmail.com

 

 

 

PRESENTING:  

 

 

 

 S C O T T        J E F F R I E S

 

 

Artist, Scott Jeffries

 

 

 

“S O U L       D O O D L I N G”

 

 

If you wonder how he creates his spectacular paintings, Scott Jeffries, who’s been doodling since childhood and still has his grandmother’s paintbox and brushes, will tell you “Don’t be afraid to paint outside the lines.”

 

 

 

 

Painting by Scott Jeffries

 

 

 

 

That describes not just his art but his life. Jeffries has reinvented himself as a professional artist after a series of yet unbroken high school swimming records, being an All Star Division 1 athlete, having a successful legal career as a Public Defender and more.

 

 

 

 

Painting by Scott Jeffries

 

 

 

Jeffries’ art begins with a total absence of sketching or planning, as it blossoms spontaneously into a beautiful melody of faces and shapes that create symphonies of color sometimes spilling over and off the canvas. And he will tell you his lack of a formal art education has allowed him freedom of artistic creativity  unencumbered by established norms. To browse his paintings and learn more about Scott Jeffries please visit www.scottyjart.com, on Instagram @scottart.

 

 

 

 

Wellington Art Society Announces

 

TWO New Exhibitions:

 

 

“Expressive” and “Visions”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Public Reception:

 

 Tuesday, April 16,2024  

5 – 7 pm

Refreshments and Door Prizes

Both exhibits are free and open to the public:

Weekdays  8  am to 5  pm

 

 

 “Expressive”

(now until May 21, 2024)

  Wellington Village Hall

2300 Forest Hill Blvd. in Wellington, FL

 

&

“Visions”

 

 (now until June 16, 2024)

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.  Wellington, FL

 

 

Enjoy the original artwork of 19 artists with over 70 works of art. Two venues – one great night! Meet the artists and vote for your favorite artwork. There will be door prizes and refreshments to enjoy.

 

 

Most of the artwork in the exhibition is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs. To arrange the purchase of artwork hanging in the exhibition, or for more information please email presidentofwas@gmail.com.

 

 

Featured Artists are:

 

Halyna Albanese

Emily Bergstrom

Heather Bergstrom

 Lisa Campbell

Ayesha DeLorenzo

  Cynthia George

  Jan Gmitter 

 Diane Hodges

 Erica Kyle 

Lou Ann LaBohn

 Shahen Markarian

  Ali Mendoza

 Dinah Mirson

  Susan Mosely 

Susan Oakes

 Leslie Pfeiffer

 Marion Roberts

  Raymonde Talleyrand

  Andrea Vossen

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 42nd 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

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

 

 

 

 

 

Gallery 14 In Vero Beach Features “Celebrating Nature: Paintings By Reed Dixon” For The Month Of April. Meet The Artist At The Free Opening Reception On Friday, April 5

Gallery 14 in Vero Beach continues its 16th season with “Celebrating Nature: Paintings By Reed Dixon”, an exhibit that reminds us that nature is wondrous and is a plentiful inspirer. This exhibit runs  April 2 – April 26, 2024, with an Opening Reception on Friday, April 5th as part of the First Friday Gallery Stroll on Fridays. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

1911 14th Avenue    Vero Beach, FL. 

Phone: 772 562-5525.  Visit:  www.gallery14verobeach.com

 

 

Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 – 5 and Saturday 10 – 4

Also open by appointment           Closed Sunday and Monday  

 

 

 

Enjoy  Vero  Beach’s  1st  Friday  Gallery  Strolls

 

 

 

“Celebrating  Nature”

Paintings by Reed Dixon

 

 

 

Opening  Reception:

Friday,  April 5,  2024

 5 – 8 pm

 

 

 

Artist, Reed Dixon

 

 

 

 This exhibit runs April 2 – April 26, 2024

 

 

 

 

Gallery 14 is happy to welcome back mixed media artist Reed Dixon. Celebrating Nature: Paintings by Reed Dixon” once again showcases his bright, imaginative and captivating images of flowers and birds. 

 

 

 

 

Reed Dixon’s “Tutti-Frutti”, acrylic painting size: 24 x 30

 

 

 

Reed currently lives and works in Boynton Beach, FL. A native of Pittsburgh, PA, he studied graphic design and fine arts at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He was originally a Hallmark Card designer and illustrator. Later on, after spending years in the ad business (while always painting) Reed opened Dixon Graphics, a graphic design and fine arts studio. His work has been exhibited in the Society of Illustrators Show in New York City and for the past fifty years he has been widely shown and can be found in several corporate and private collections.

 

 

 

 

Reed Dixon’s “Windy Day”, acrylic painting size: 22 x 28

 

 

 

According to Reed: “ I call it imagery. By that I mean the end result is not necessarily a study of the subject, but how I feel the subject should look in the end.  I’ve always felt the need to experiment with paints, mixed media applications, colors, textures and subject matter. I’m never short on inspiration to capture what fascinates me.” 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured  throughout  the  year  at  Gallery  14:

Lila Blakeslee

Barbara du Pont

Barbara Landry

Mary Ann Hall

Deborah Morrell Polackwich

Dorothy Napp Schindel

Walford Campbell

Joan Earnhart

Terry Green

Viola Pace Knudsen

Jessica Leto

Mia Lindberg

Francis Mesaros

Michael Robinson

Evan Schwarze

Carol Staub

Artist-sales associate Jo Zaza    

 

 

 

 

About Gallery 14:

Gallery 14 is located at 1911 14th Avenue in the Downtown, Historic Arts District of Vero Beach.  Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 – 5 and Saturday 10 – 4.  Closed Sunday and Monday OR open by appointment.

 

 

Phone:772 562-5525.  Visit us at  www.facebook.com/gallery14verobeach

FaceBook:  https://www.fb.com/gallery14verobeach

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gallery14verobeach

 

 

For more details please call  :772 562-5525

or Email: dnschindel@gmail.com

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oxbow Eco-Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of Earth Day With Special Call To Artists For Sustainable Art

The Oxbow Eco-Center in Port St. Lucie has opened a CALL FOR ECO ART for their upcoming 20th Anniversary Celebration of Earth Day.  This call is OPEN TO EVERYONE – regardless of your location AT NO CHARGE!  There are four divisions artists can enter as individuals or collaborative groups, the newest is the Eco Wearable Art category.  Deadline for general artwork is April 6, 2024.  Wearable Art must be delivered the day of the event, Saturday, April 20, 2024.  The Rickie Report shares the details and encourages all of you to enter!

5400 NE St. James Drive    Port St. Lucie, FL 34983

(772)  785-5833      Email: oxbow@stlucieco.org

 

Hours:   Tuesday – Saturday    12 pm – 4 pm

The Oxbow Preserve trails are open sunrise to sunset daily.

All St. Lucie County Preserves and trails are open to the public.

 

 

 

 

**Please note – artworks do not have to be in Dr. Seuss style.

 

 

 

The Oxbow Eco-Center cultivates knowledge, nurtures a sense of wonder and inspires stewardship for the natural world through education, artistic expression, collaboration, volunteerism & celebration.

 

 

 

Artwork submissions for Earth Day 2023

 

 

 

 

CLICK  HERE  TO  APPLY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more details about the Oxbow Eco-Center:

Phone: (772)  785-5833

Email: oxbow@stlucieco.org

 

 

 

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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

Let MartinArts Help You In Your Search For Your Next Cherished Art Piece On Saturday, March 23, 2024 With “Art Out Of The Closet” Plus A Call For Volunteers At The Court House Cultural Center In Stuart

Let MartinArts help you as you search of your next cherished piece of art!  Stop by the Courthouse Cultural Center on Saturday, March 23rd for “Art Out of the Closet” as we recycle and upcycle art, art supplies and other arts-related items. If there’s something in your closet you’d like to give away for a good cause, consider making a donation!  The Rickie Report shares the details about this annual event AND how you can volunteer with MartinArts!

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.,  Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

 

 

 

 

 

 

Searching for your next cherished piece of art?

 

 

MartinArts   can   help !

 

 

“Art Out of the Closet”

 

 

Saturday, March 23, 2024 

 

 

10 am – 4 pm

 

 

~  Framed  artwork

 

 

~  Unframed  artwork

 

 

~  Frames

 

 

~  Art  Supplies  AND  MORE!

 

 

If there’s something in your closet you’d like to give away for a good cause, consider making a donation! Funds raised through the sale of donated items benefit the arts and cultural programming offered at the Court House Cultural Center.  

For details: Art out of the Closet“.

 

 

 

 

Adventure  into  the  Arts:  Volunteer  Today!

 

 

Volunteers are an integral part of the success of MartinArts operations and programming. Over 250+ volunteers each year contribute their time and talents in a variety of ways within the areas of guest relations, education, membership,  events, outreach, and more. Our volunteers are a major force in fulfilling our mission to inspire participation and passion for the arts in our community.

 

 

~MartinArts looks for volunteers from all backgrounds throughout the year as projects arise.

 

~We welcome students who require service hours for school and community members interested in sharing their love of art with others.

 

~We’re seeking volunteers for roles such as gallery greeters, reception, and arts education program.

 

~Our volunteers are an integral part of fulfilling our mission to inspire participation and passion for the arts in our community!

 

Volunteer Information Session | April 16, 11AM
Volunteer Information Session | May 21, 11AM
Volunteer Information Session | June 18 11AM

 

Click Here For More Volunteer Information~

 

 

 

For more information about upcoming exhibits and events please visit:

Martin Arts

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

www.MartinArts.org

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

 

 

Artists Of Palm Beach County Are “All Fired Up” To Invite You To Three Art Salons, Annual Members Exhibit And A Call To Artists (Non-Members Welcome) At The Box Gallery

The Artists of Palm Beach County are BUSY!  Get your calendars out and Mark these dates! Meet award winning ceramicists Karla Walter, Heather Couch & Barbara Powell on Saturday, March 16 at the RISE Community Resource Center and hear why they get “All Fired Up”! The Annual Members 2024 Exhibit will be held at The Box Gallery (the DEADLINE for entries is Thursday, March 21). On Wednesday, March 20 enjoy the Art Salon with the Palm Beach Photographic Center to hear Lali Shankar speak about “Blurred Vision”. On Saturday, March 23, you can “Unleash Your Creativity” with Maxine Schreiber. Join APBC and Urban Sketchers Palm Beach for an all-day Art Salon at an historic home in West Palm Beach on Sunday, March 24. On Saturday, March 30 enjoy the Closing Reception of “All Fired Up”. A Call for “Absolutely Abstract” to be held at the Lake Park Library is OPEN to MEMBERS and NON-MEMBERS ( the DEADLINE is Wednesday, April 10). The Rickie Report shares ALL of THE DETAILS and some sneak peeks.  KUDOS to APBC!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Crow Eating French Fries” by Karla Walter

 

 

 

 

 

Ceramicist, Heather Couch

 

 

 

 

“Raku Bowl” by Barbara Powell

 

 

 

 

 

 

C L O S I N G      R E C E P T I O N

 SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2024

 1 – 3  pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O P E N I N G       R E C E P T I O N:  

SATURDAY,  APRIL  6,  2024

5  – 8 pm

The Box Gallery

809 Belvedere Road  W. Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

FOR DETAILS:

  ANNUAL MEMBERS 2024 EXHIBITION.

This show for members only.

Exhibit is free and open to the public

 

 

 April 2 – April 30, 2024.

 

For the Members show, member artists are invited to submit work in all mediums – painting, photography, collage, mixed media, fiber art, sculpture, ceramics, and other 3D media as well as large works are encouraged for this juried exhibit.

 

 

 

 

Box Gallery owner Rolando Chang Barrero

 

 

Visual artist, entrepreneur, and Box Gallery owner Rolando Chang Barrero will be the Judge for Awards for our Members Exhibit. Winner of the 2020 Muse Award for Outstanding Cultural Leadership, Barrero, a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago, has been recognized as a trailblazer and integral member of the art community.. APBC is proud to be exhibiting in The Box Gallery, Barrero’s current artistic venture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This free workshop is for anyone or everyone who wishes to strengthen self-awareness and self-expression. Led by Maxine Schreiber, artist and retired licensed mental health counselor, the workshop is designed for the seasoned artist to deepen creative pathways and to learn tools for overcoming periods of blocking or self-doubt. It is also for anyone who longs for the opportunity to unleash creative potential.

 

 

Using art therapy techniques, the process of creating will be emphasized rather than the product. Paper, crayons, and magic markers will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring in supplies for any medium they choose to use for their self-expression: sketch pads, pencils, paint, clay, newspaper, construction paper, scissors, collage materials, glue, beads, feathers, etc.  Whatever sparks your creative juices.

 

Pre-register at artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org 

or email maxine@schreiberstudio.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Awards are $100 for First Place, $75 for Second Place, and $50 for Honorable Mention.

 

 

For Absolutely Abstract both members and non-members are invited to submit totally abstract two dimensional works in any mediums.

 

 

Opening Reception:

Saturday, May 4, 2024

1:30 – 3:30 pm

The Lake Park Library   529 Park Avenue  Lake Park, FL

 

 

 

Apply to: ABSOLUTELY ABSTRACT  

 

Karen H. Salup, former president of Women In the Visual Arts, will be the Judge for Awards for Absolutely Abstract. She is a nationally renowned fine artist whose work has been featured in The New York Times, Art Speak, NewsDay, Palm Beach Art & Culture, Palm Beach Illustrated, The Sun Sentinel, Boynton Beach Forum and has appeared in exhibits and galleries throughout America.

 

 

 

 

Karen H Salup

 

 

 

 

Artists of Palm Beach County is a non-profit 501c organization dedicated to helping member artists achieve their artistic goals and utilize their talents to enrich the lives in our community. Our mission is to share, inspire and promote creativity in the arts through education, exhibitions, and outreach to our community. We welcome all who would care to join us in our endeavors and in putting our mission into action!

Contact artistsofpbc@gmail.com

Or visit

artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org.

 

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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

“Spring Forward” With The Martin Artisans Guild Newest Exhibition At The Opening Reception On Wednesday, March 13 And Mark Your Calendars For The Special Artists Talk On Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Where do the artists of the Martin Artisans Guild get their energy?  A week after a successful Open Studio Tour, you can celebrate their newest exhibit “Spring Forward” at the Opening Reception on Wednesday, March 13th at the Palm Room in Stuart, Fl.  The Palm Room celebrates 2D and 3D artworks, including wearable art pieces and their Opening Receptions are grand with plenty of food and libations.  On Wednesday, April 3 you can hear the artists speak about their work and why they create what they do!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique

 

 

 

 

“S P R I N G       F O R W A R D”

Opening Reception

Wednesday, March 13, 5:30 – 7:30

Live music, cash bar, hors d’oeuvres

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm

 

 

 3746 SE Ocean Blvd.  Stuart, FL

 Sewall’s Point in Harbour Bay Plaza (east end of the Plaza, near Stringers Tavern & Oyster Bar)

 

 

 

 

Show runs from Wednesday, March 13  through  April 27, 2024

 

 

 

Doreen E. Lepore

Dot Galfond

Glen Allen

James J. Demartis

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Jose Farinos

Kimberly D Beltrame

Linda Reymore

Lynn Morgan

Maria Miele

Martha Quigley

Mickey Rudolph 

MJ Dowling

Patricia Pasbrig

Susan Clifford

Suzan Allen

 

 

 

 

 

 

While you’re enjoying the fabulous show, be sure to check out the very special and one-of-a-kind items in the Artisans Boutique – you’ll find great gifts for the special person on your list!  

(Or yourself….)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Division of Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

 

 

For more information, visit www.martinartisansguild.org.

 

 

 

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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

 

 

 

Wellington Art Society Invites You To An Evening Of Inspiration While You Create An Abstract With Patricia Lappin On Wednesday, March 13. This Event Is Free And Open To The Public

The Wellington Art Society features Patricia Lappin and her presentation, “World Rhythmson Wednesday, March 13th Meeting at the Wellington Community Center. The event includes a meet and greet, member spotlight, brief meeting and CREATING AN ABSTRACT PAINTING OF YOUR OWN!  We remind our readers that there is still time to visit one of the municipal art exhibitions, “Thankful” (now until March 12, 2024), at the Wellington Community Center).   The Rickie Report shares all of the details and a sneak peek. The public is welcome to all WAS events!

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

 

5:30 pm

 

 

 

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

 

For more WAS information contact: Heather Bergstrom, presidentofwas@gmail.com

 

 

 

PRESENTING: 

PATRICIA  LAPPIN

 

 

 

”  W O R L D     R H Y T H M S  “

 

 

 

 

Join WAS for an evening of inspiration and create a piece of abstract art to take home!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painting by Patricia Lappin

 

 

 

 

When Patricia Lappin is not teaching at her own studio in Boca at Zero Empty Spaces, or the New Studio for Visual Arts in Jupiter, or at art communities around Palm Beach County, Patricia Lappin may be piping music like Bach’s Cello Suite, Peter Gabriel’s African music, Yo-yo Ma’s Silk Road into her headphones feeling the colors of her next painting. Lappin’s journey from realism to abstraction began in childhood and while she doesn’t have a degree in art, she’s had “an art education worth more” thanks to five years of tutelage, in the 70s, under her mentor who shaped her eclectic love of painting into expressions of a “looser and more human expression.”  She tells The Rickie Report, “My desire to create was very strong and drawing was my refuge, my sanctuary.  It was an inner compulsion to be separate from the world sometimes.  I was content to spend hours drawing leaves, branches and bugs. A school field-trip to the St. Louis Art Museum opened my eyes – adults took painting and drawing seriously!  What a revelation!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painting by Patricia Lappin

 

 

 

From age 10 to 14, I studied painting on Saturday mornings with a highschool art teacher. After highschool, I attended SMS in Springfield, Mo. for 4 semesters, taking every available art course, intro to design, color, etc., but I only wanted to learn to paint like the paintings I had seen at the St Louis Art Museum and that was not happening. I met my husband, married and became a mother. I was still painting, but unsure of the new “adult artist” me. We moved to Fairfield, CT. near NYC. There I met my teacher, . Working with only black, white, yellow ocher and burnt sienna for the first 3 years, he taught me portrait, landscape and still life painting.  We spent many hours at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC studying the masters. Working with Ceasar was the greatest education I could have. From 1970 to 1975, he led me from an insecure young adult struggling to believe in my artist-future to a confident artist in multiple mediums. As he was leaving for Florida to retire, I ask him “who would be my teacher now?” His answer formed my future. “Don’t you know? You are the teacher now. You have the foundation now.” When I began teaching I used my notes from the 5 years of study with Caesar. I still use them today.

 

 

 

Painting by Patricia Lappin

 

 

 

 

I opened my first studio in 1980 and began teaching and showing my work in the tri-state area. We moved to my husband’s family home in Ft. Smith, AR in 1996. Since then I have been represented by galleries in Kansas City MO, Scottsdale AZ, and Van Buren AR. I have shown my work at the Ft Smith Art Center and the Center for Art and Education many times. I teach private classes and workshops. My paintings are in many private and public collections.

 

 

 

In October, 2016 I moved to Boca Raton FL. I have joined the Plein Air Palm Beach group, exploring new scenes and making new friends, seeking out galleries and other venues for showing/selling my paintings and teaching. I took an on-line course in 2021 called CVP2021 – Creative Visionary Program 2021 with Nicholas Wilton, originator of Art2Life. This 3 month-course changed my art approach and allowed me to develop a strong abstract base of paintings that feels so good and definitely authentic me. I now have a studio at Zero Empty Spaces at the Boca Raton Innovation Campus in Boca Raton, Fl. I am also teaching workshops in AR and FL.

 

 

 

Painting by Patricia Lappin

 

 

 

 

Lappin’s work is currently on display at the Posh Gallery in Delray where she teaches once a month. She conducts monthly workshops at the Armory, and teaches at art communities and clubs like The New Studio for Visual Arts in Jupiter, Valencia Cove in Boynton Beach, and private studios in Boca Raton.

For more information on Patricia Lappin please visit https://www.patricialappin.com, and #patricialappinart on Instagram.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ONE  Art Exhibition:

 

 

 “THANKFUL”

 

 

 

Exhibit is free and open to the public:

Weekdays  8  am to 5  pm

 

 (now until March 12, 2024)

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.  Wellington, FL

 

Most of the artwork in the exhibition is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs. To arrange the purchase of artwork hanging in the exhibition, or for more information please email presidentofwas@gmail.com.

 

 

Featured Artists are:

 

Hartley Barnes

Emily Bergstrom

Betty Brodie

Lisa Campbell

Kimberly Clark

Ayesha DeLorenzo 

Kim DiGiacomo

Nancy Fried

Cynthia George

Jan Gmitter

Jay Harmon

Lou Ann La Bohn

Maureen May

Dinah Mirson

Susan Mosely 

Charles Moses

Susan Oakes

Lucille Pallante

Leslie Pfeiffer

Monica Postell

Marion Roberts

Lois Spatz

Karen Stern

Carl Stoveland

Cindy Taylor

Elaine Weber

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 42nd 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

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987