FREE Art Events Sponsored By Artists Of Palm Beach County Include Norman Berman Presentation And Art Critique By Jeff Lucas In Addition To Call For Emerging Artists

Artists of Palm Beach County announces two free Saturday events at the Art on Park Gallery plus a Call To Emerging Artists.  On Saturday, May 9thNorman Berman will present “The Metamorphosis of a Painting” with slides and discussion.  On Saturday, May 16th, Jeff Lucas will present “Improve My Art – Critique Session, Everyone is a Critic!” Participants are invited to bring up to three pieces of art and receive constructive feedback in a friendly atmosphere.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges EMERGING ARTISTS of 2D and 3D work to apply for the next Exhibit (Deadline is May 13th)!  We want to remind ART LOVERS that this Gallery is a treasure trove of hand crafted glass, watercolors, original collages, hand crafted jewelry, original photography, oil paintings and acrylic paintings  as well as pastels. Many of the artists calling Art on Park “home” sell nationally and internationally. Stop by! Florida The Beautiful, 2015″ runs until May 16th.

 

 

 

 

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ARTISTS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY

INVITES EVERYONE

MAY EVENTS:

Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Ave.        Lake Park FL 33403

561-345-2842

Gallery Hours: Monday to Saturday, 12 to 6 PM

FLORIDA THE BEAUTIFUL 2015

An exhibit to showcase the Environmental Beauty of Florida to benefit the Sierra Club Loxahatchee Group.  15% of sales will be donated.

Exhibit Runs Until May 16, 2015

 

“Metamorphosis Of A Painting”

With Norman Berman

Saturday, May 9th

2 – 4 pm

 

On Saturday, May 9th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm the Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC) is proud to present a talk and slide presentation by award winning artist and executive board member, Norman Berman. The event entitled “The Metamorphosis of a Painting” will take place at the Art on Park Gallery, 800 Park Avenue, Lake Park, Florida.

 

Norman Berman at the easel

Norman Berman at the easel

 

 

Norman has been a member of APBC for over 4 years and has exhibited widely in Palm Beach County. In November of 2013 his “One-Man Show” at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach was met with much acclaim. A retired New York City teacher and supervisor/administrator, Norman exhibited in the New York City area before his move to Florida in 2003. His talk will describe how he creates a painting from start to finish and will be supplemented with a series of slides showing the progress of his work.  Norman will be exhibiting at a SOLO show at the Weisman Center, Delray Beach at the end of May.

 

 

 

 

Landscape by Jeff Lucas

Landscape by Jeff Lucas

 

 

“Improve My Art – Critique  Session

Everyone is a Critic!”

With Jeff Lucas

Saturday, May 16th

1 – 3 pm

 

 

On Saturday, May 16 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm Art on Park Gallery resident artist, Jeff Lucas, will present “Improve My Art – Critique Session, Everyone is a Critic!” Participants are invited to bring up to three pieces of art and receive constructive feedback in a friendly atmosphere. Jeff will guide the discussion as the group reviews each piece and learns more about how to look at one’s art with fresh eyes. Jeff, who has taught watercolor classes in the past, is best known for his exquisite watercolors, which can be seen in the gallery.

 

UPCOMING EXHIBITS:

 

Emerging Artists 2015

An exhibit to showcase the talent of emerging artists in Palm Beach County, Florida
An exhibition of 2D and 3D works

May 20 to June 27, 2015

Public Opening Reception:

Friday, May 22, 2015    5 – 8 pm

Everyone Welcome to:

After Party at The Brewhouse Gallery
starting at 8pm
720 Park Ave, Lake Park

 

 

Submission deadline:
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

To access the submission form go to:
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?266

 

 

For More Information please visit:

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

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Inaugural Plein Air Festival Promises Activities for All Ages

Monet did it.  Cezanne did it. VanGogh did it.   Plein Air painting has taken the art world by storm, and the Lighthouse ArtCenter is launching its four-day Annual Plein Air Festival on March 20.  More than 30 juried, nationally known artists will arrive from New York, Virginia, Delaware and all over Florida to paint their impressions of the area’s beautiful seaside scenery!  The festival opens with a Kids’ Paint Out on March 20, and an opening that evening at the Museum.This Inaugural Plein Air Festival comes to Jupiter/Tequesta and is perfect for art lovers to enjoy!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

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Plein Air painting has taken the art world by storm, and the Lighthouse ArtCenter is launching its four-day Annual Plein Air Festival on March 20.  More than 30 juried, nationally known artists will arrive from New York, Virginia, Delaware and all over Florida to paint their impressions of the area’s beautiful seaside scenery!  The festival opens with a Kids’ Paint Out on March 20, and an opening that evening at the Museum.

 

 

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“Plein Air painting has seen a worldwide resurgence in popularity and the Lighthouse Art Center School of Art has recognized that trend and offers classes and workshops in plein air painting,” said Ted Matz, Chair of Painting and Drawing at the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art.

 

 

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Matz goes on to share, “We also offer International  Plein Air Workshops that are held in such places as Cortona and the Amalfi  Coast in Italy.  Our community has such a large number of talented plein air painters that this is the perfect venue for the public to witness there incredible, professional status.  I am so happy to have planted the seed for this plein air event and look forward to seeing it grow into an annual happening.”

 

Karen Kinser, "Southern Exposure"

Karen Kinser, “Southern Exposure”

 

 

 

Schedule of Plein Air Festival events

(all events are free unless otherwise noted)

 

Kids’ Paint Out: 

Thurs., March 20, 1 – 3 p.m.        Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Thurs., March 20, 4 – 5:30 p.m.   Awards Program and Ice Cream Party, School of Art

 

Meet The Artists Reception: 

Thurs., March 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m  Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum

Free to ArtCenter members and participating artists, $5 for nonmembers and guests

 

Artist Demos:

 Fri., March 21 and Sat., March 22, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.,

Jupiter Yacht Club and Riverbend Park

 

Reception and Wet Painting Sales: 

 Fri., March 21 and Sat. March 22, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Museum

 

Quick Draw Painting Contest:

 Sun., March 23, 9 a.m. – noon, DuBois Park

Artists may register at the online at www.LighthouseArts.org, or call (561) 748-8737.  Registration also available onsite.

 

Reception, Awards Presentation & Painting Sales with Cash Bar:

Sun., March 23, 5:30 – 7 p.m.  Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum

 

 

 

Stephen Left, "Ibis Jungle"

Stephen Left, “Ibis Jungle”

 

 

Local artists are invited to join in the fun during the Quick Draw Painting Contest on Sunday, March 23rd at DuBois Park.  Refreshments will be served, and prizes will be awarded. Artists must register at the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, call (561) 748-8737, or online visit LighthouseArts.org  There is a registration fee of $30 for members, and $40 for nonmembers. Registration will also be available onsite.

 

 

Ruth Weiss, "Jupiter Dunes"

Ruth Weiss, “Jupiter Dunes”

 

The public is invited to enjoy watching professional Plein Air painters on location.  “Plein air” is  French for “open air”,  where artists create painting on small canvases with their palettes placed on outdoor easels.  During this four-day event people will have the opportunity to view talented, juried artists demonstrating their incredible skill and creativity in three designated areas in and around the Jupiter/Tequesta area.

 

Dennis Young, "In The Courtyard"

Dennis Young, “In The Courtyard”

 


Lighthouse ArtCenter members, students and the public will enjoy painting demonstrations, a party for artists and collectors, as well as opportunities to purchase quality art with a local flair.  The artists include: Linda Aprileti, Dennis Aufiery, Susan Blair Smith, Jody Block, Carol Boye, Jeanette Chupack, Gabby  DuCharme, Kerry Eriksen, Norma Friedman, Elissa Gore, Kim Hall, Joan Hambleton, Adele Horton, Joy Kasun, Karen Kinser, Chris Kling, Stephen Left, Susan McKenna List, Marilyn Muller, Steve Nash, Ralph Papa, Quince Quaintance, Hope Reis, Jonathan Sanabria, Elfrida Schragen, Sal Sidner, Jane Sither, Lorrie B. Turner, Ruth Weiss, Sheila Wolff and Dennis Young.

 

Ralph Papa, "Loxahatchee"

Ralph Papa, “Loxahatchee”

 

 

Esteemed judges are Glenn Tomlinson (the William Randolph Hearst Curator of Education at the Norton Museum of Art), Charles Gruppé (listed artist and long-time Lighthouse ArtCenter instructor), and Nicole Hickey (Manager of Artist Services, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.) They will present more than $10,000 in cash and prizes to the artists.  Proceeds help support educational programs at the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art.  The funds were raised by an enthusiastic volunteer committee from the Lighthouse ArtCenter. Sponsors of the Plein Air Festival are: Jane and Patrick O’Neill, Barbara Kirsch, Jenny and Larry Schorr, Dina Merrill and Ted Hartley, Sayre Santonelli, John McDonald Company, Jupiter Medical Center, Seacoast National Bank and Plein Air Magazine.

 

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Committee

 

PleinAirCommittee:  standing (left to right), Maryellen DeFranco, Laurie Brower, Jane O’Neill, Joanne Chanda, Barbara Kirsch, Jenny Schorr. Seated, Ted Matz, Chair of Painting and Drawing at the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art, with his painting of Jupiter Beach.   Committee  members missing from photo:  Barb and Chuck Fonner, Beatrice Senderey, Jean Chase, Manon Sander, Sayre Santonelli, Christine Templeton, Cynthia Trone.

 

 

Chris Kling, "Rock and Relentless Surf"

Chris Kling, “Rock and Relentless Surf”

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. Programs are funded in part by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners.

 

 

For information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visit LighthouseArts.org or call (561) 746-3101. The Lighthouse ArtCenter is at Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Fla., one-half mile west of U.S. Highway 1. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $5 Monday through Friday. Free admission on Saturday. Closed Sunday.

 

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

Florida looks glorious through the eyes of area artists, according to Ralph Papa

Florida through the eyes of artists is astoundingly beautiful. More than 75 artists in the Landscapes 2012 exhibition at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum have captured the vivid colors and diverse scenery of the paradise that many of them call home. The Rickie Report likes that some of the pieces are three dimensional.  Much of the art in Landscapes 2012 brings you into the scene.  This show runs through January 5th, so bring your out-of-town guests with you and enjoy more of Florida than your own back yard!

 

Landscape 2012 Exhibition

Through January 5, 2013

 

Ralph Papa will be speaking about the art of landscape painting

December 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum

Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta

Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter executive director Katie Deits, congratulates assistant curator Barbra Broidy on the excellent quality of the Landscape 2012 exhibition and introduces the exhibition’s judge artist and instructor Ralph Papa.  (Photo by Bruce Bain)

 

Nearly 200 people attended the opening on November 15, at which awards were presented by the juror Ralph Papa. Mr. Papa is an accomplished artist and a workshop instructor at the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art, as well as president of the Boca Raton Museum’s Artist Guild.

 

“There were so many great works in this exhibition,” said Mr. Papa, “It was really difficult to choose the award winners. I only wish there were more awards to give, as so many artists deserved them.”

 

Best of Show award winner Quince Quaintance (right) is congratulated by artist and instructor Ralph Papa.  (Photo by Katie Deits)

 

Katie Deits, executive director of the ArtCenter, also congratulated Barbra Broidy, assistant curator, on the entire look of the exhibition.  “Everyone has commented on the extraordinary quality of the artwork and how terrific the entire show appears,” Ms. Deits said. “The jurying and curation of the show is critical, and the jurying committee and Barbra truly excelled. Displaying 136 works of art, some of which measure more than 10-feet wide, and having a cohesive look is a challenge. We were also pleased that several pieces of art sold on opening night.”

First Place Award Winner in Photograph for “Sunset at Refuge House ” is Melinda Moore. (Photo by Katie Deits)

 

“Landscapes 2012 is a great opportunity for people to enjoy the beauty that Florida offers and, as much of the art is also for sale, perhaps purchase a piece or two to adorn the walls of their home or office.,” Ms. Deits said. “This also helps to support artists who are working in our area”.

 

First Place Award Winner in Sculpture for “Double Eye Inlet” is Michael Harris. (Photo by Katie Deits)

The list of award winners are as follows: Quince Quaintance (Best of Show)(Oil on Canvas), Valerie Bloomfield-Ambrose (First Place)(Painting, Oil on Canvas), Michael Harris (First Place)(Sculpture), Melinda Moore (First Place)(Photography), Malcolm MacKenzie (Second Place)(Photography), April Davis (Second Place), (Acrylic Painting), Lynn Morgan (Second Place)(Pastel) and Tracey Erickson (Third Place, Painting).  Honorable mentions were awarded to: Bruce Bain, Michael Brown, Rick Lewis, Frances Lynn, Deborah Neuhaus, Jane McIntyre  and Joanne Slattery.

John Ambrose joins his wife Valerie Bloomfield-Ambrose, as she proudly displays her First Place Award in Painting for “House of Refuge, Sea View”. (Photo by Katie Deits)

 

Award were presented to artists exhibiting in Landscapes 2012 at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum: (from left) Joanne Slattery (Honorable Mention)(Pastel), Lynn Morgan ( Second Place)Pastel), Michael Harris (Sculpture, First Place), Valerie Bloomfield-Ambrose (Painting, First Place), Quince Quaintance (Best of Show), Rick Lewis (Honorable Mention)(Oil on Canvas), Deborah Neuhaus (Honorable Mention) (Oil on Canvas), Bruce Bain (Honorable Mention)(Photography), Melinda Moore (Photography, First Place), Tracey Erickson (Third Place)(Painting), Frances Lynn (Honorable Mention) (Oil on Canvas) and Mike Brown (Honorable Mention)(Photography).  (Photo by Katie Deits)

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a member-supported not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community arts organization, providing excellence in art exhibitions, instruction, education and outreach for all ages. Programs are funded in part by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners.

 

For more information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visit LighthouseArts.org or call (561) 746-3101. The Lighthouse ArtCenter is located in Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Fla., one-half mile west of US Hwy 1. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with admission free for members and $5 for non-members ages 12 and up. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with free admission. 3rd Thursday is sponsored by Meyer Law Firm.

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

The Quiet Elegance of Quince Quaintance

Quince Quaintance is an award-winning artist who resides in Jupiter with his wife Rusty.  His work has been shown at the Salmagundi Club in New York City, the New York Pastel Society, and the New York National Academy.  Quince’s favorite medium is oil, but he also works with pastel and water color, sometimes mixing mediums. 

The Rickie Report met with Quince in Tequesta at the Lighthouse Art Center and then moved to Partners on Design, where a large number of his paintings are hanging.   We urge our readers to see his work, a peaceful yet colorful look at the Florida tropics and reverent portraits.

TRR: Tell us about your early art influences:

Quince:  I was always drawing when I was a kid.  I lived in New Canaan, CT, a small town.  My older brother was in the army and I was always drawing WWII planes.   During my high school years, a local bank hung one of my pictures.  I worked in tempera and water color at that time.  After high school I entered the Navy, trained as a meteorologist, and was stationed in New Foundland.   I would see the most amazing frozen waves as I would send weather balloons with transmitters aloft.  When we were back in the barracks, I would sketch and do pencil drawings of my bunk mates’ girlfriends from photos.  The guys would send them home to their girls.

TRR:  Did you ever draw those waves?

Quince:  No, I was always interested in the people.  I came home and decided to go to art design school and attended Parsons School of Design.  I interned for an ad agency in New York City because I studied advertising art.   I ended up finding a job in California for an upscale department store, which had me work on special events for visiting dignitaries, authors, and sports stars rather than drawing.  It really put me in front of the public, which I never thought I could do.  As surprised and pleased as I was, it also gave me ulcers, so I left and came back to New York City to join the family business, Alice Maynard.  We produced needlepoint tapestries and sold knitting supplies.

TRR:   Needle point canvases can be extremely detailed.  What part of the business were you involved with?

Quince:  I was drawing the scenes for the tapestries, which made me feel like I was just a machine.  I kept drawing the same pattern over and over again.  I wanted to do original pieces!

TRR: Burt Silverman is an icon of painting the landscape of the human face, showing realism with emotion.  How did you meet Burt Silverman?

Quince: While working in New York, I wanted to continue to draw and learn more about art.  I attended the National Academy to take classes and met Burt Silverman.  I was one of 10 students taking portrait and life drawing with him.  He was and still is a huge influence on my work.  He is my idol.

TRR:  How did Burt influence your artistry?

Quince:  Mostly in my style.  I like to layer and layer puddled water color on the paper.  Then I use an almost damp brush like scratchboard or an etching technique to take some color away, so you see underneath the layers.  I am not able to do much of that technique any more because they stopped making the paper.  It was a fascinating technique.

TRR:  How did you meet Rusty?

Quince: It is ironic that Rusty also came from New Canaan, CT  but we didn’t know each other at the time.  We met through my room mate, married, and  continued keeping the business going but I burned out and was reaching age 50.

I had made a pact with myself that I would retire if at all possible at that age.  We couldn’t afford to stay in Manhattan, so we explored the tropics to see where life would lead us.  We visited Rusty’s relatives in Miami Beach quite often but didn’t want to live with all the congestion.  So, we drove north until we came to a place where there were no high rises and stopped! That was how we came to Jupiter.

TRR:  What particular medium and subject matter do you prefer?

Quince:  Drawing is my favorite pastime.  I believe that art has to tell me something.   In my estimation, an artist or painter cannot get too far if he cannot draw.  That’s why I am not an abstract  painter.

TRR:  Does that mean that only realism should be considered art?

Quince:  Not necessarily.  Sometimes that art can speak to me.   I can’t critique something I don’t understand!   If you want a piece of art just because it goes with your couch and drapes, that’s not for me.  It is just a pretty picture.

TRR: Can you take our readers from the moment of inspiration to the finished piece?

Quince:  For landscapes, I like to work fast and rarely sketch, especially if I am plein air painting.  I want to get my emotion down on the paper or canvas.  I often work on more than one canvas at a time, going back and forth to bring out a different nuance I hadn’t noticed until I had walked away for a while.  I may paint in a small tree here or there as a road map to the larger landscape.  When I am working on a portrait, I make several sketches with a broad stick of charcoal.  I rough draw the motion of the body  and then go to finer charcoal for the details.  I do a lot of research and use photos for the animal portraits. sometimes it is hard for me to decide when a painting is finished.

TRR:  What story is your work telling the viewer?

Quince:  Art must have a story to tell…to convey something to the person who is looking at my work.  I am very interested in animal conservation and the environment.  Often, I feel that I am painting history.  Who knows how much longer some of these trees and wildlife will be here?  Whatever I paint has to be of interest to me in addition to being popular with a customer.

TRR: What challenges do you face in your artistry?

Quince:  Watching a successful painting evolve is sometimes challenging.  I have to be patient.  Some paintings can take weeks and others may take years.

TRR: What do you suggest to beginning artists?

Quince:  DRAW! DRAW! DRAW!  The colors will come later!

TRR: You can contact Quince at: rustyquince@aol.com or 561-757-2360.  Quince’s work is on display at Partners on Design  385 Tequesta Drive  Tequesta, FL.  Contact Blaine Riedel at  561-847-0355 for hours.

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291