See Wellington Art Society’s New Exhibition “Harmony” At Premier Family Health In Wellington, FL Now Through April 19, 2024. Dr. Vincent Apicella’s Corporate Sponsorship Offers Exciting Venue To See And Support Local Artists

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) is pleased to announce their latest art exhibition- “Harmony” currently on display through April 19, 2024. The exhibition, made possible through the generous support of Dr. Vincent Apicella, CEO of Premier Family Health, is located in the beautiful medical center of Premier Family Health, at 1037 S State Rd 7, Suite 211, Wellington, FL.  Original artworks featuring many mediums and techniques focused on well-being may be seen daily by the public in the common areas from 9am -5 pm; additional exhibition artworks are featured in offices and exam rooms.  All artworks are for sale with a portion of proceeds benefitting the WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to stop by!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wellington    Art    Society    Announces    New    Exhibition 

 

 

 

“H A R M O N Y”

 

 

Premier Family Health

 

 

1037 S State Rd 7, Suite 211    Wellington, FL.

 

 

 

 

Public  hours to see in the common areas from 9 am  –  5 pm

 NOW through April, 19, 2024

 

 

 

 

 

“Antiphony” by Heather Bergstrom

 

 

 

Take a visual tour visit: WAS You Tube Channel

 

 

 

 

For  Slideshow  of  artworks:  https://youtu.be/VMzd5jZ2yW4

 

 

 

“Tranquility” by Cynthia George

 

 

 

 

To  purchase  or  for  more  info  to:

  presidentofwas@gmail.com   

 

 

 

“Gold and White” by Kim Rose Clark

 

 

 

 

 Featured Wellington Art Society Member Artists:

 

 

 

 

 

Heather Bergstrom Lisa Campbell Kimberly Clark Kim DiGiacomo

Cynthia George Jan Gmitter Marcia Greene Lou Ann LaBohn

Joe Marcou Ali Mendoza Charles Moses Sue Oakes Leslie Pfeiffer

Marion Roberts Raymonde Talleyrand Eve Troncone Andrea Vossen Elaine Weber

 

 

 

For more artist information and to take a visual tour visit: WAS You Tube Channel   https://www.youtube.com/@wellingtonartsociety6023 

 

 

 

 

“Serenity” by Kim Hope DiGiacomo

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 42nd year. It is open to visual artists of all mediums and art enthusiasts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries and venues, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. For further information about the Wellington Art Society, please visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org or email presidentofwas@gmail.com. 

 

 

 

 

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

Gold Coast Watercolor Society Presents 3 Day Workshop With Teresa Kirk “The Beauty Of The Mark” March 19 – 21, 2024 In Fort Lauderdale. Open To Non-Members

Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS) Presents Teresa Kirk‘s “The Beauty of the Mark” with a 3 day workshop March 19 – 21, 2024.  This is Open to Non-Members so you can get a taste of what GCWS offers.  The workshop takes place at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale.  GCWS offers monthly meetings, October through May on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.  In addition, check out their Flea Market sale of New and used art supplies!  Proceeds support their Young at Art Museum Summer Workshops.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 3  Day  Workshop  With  Teresa  Kirk:

 

 

Open  To  Non-Members

 

 

Artserve

 

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.     Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watercolor by Teresa Kirk

 

 

 

 

Students will do exercises that will help them to make their own unique marks as a surprise element for their work. 

 

 

 

Students will play with these ideas along with the possibilities that will open as they work transparently and with opaque paint in watercolor and gouache.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Iris” by Teresa Kirk

 

 

 

What  you’ll  gain:

 

This workshop will engage your intuitive creativity.

 

Demos, group discussion and constructive critiques along with painting time are a part of this workshop. 

 

You will build upon that mark making process through negative painting, color mixing and design formats.

 

 

 

MEMBERS Register Now $350

NON-MEMBERs Register Now $395

 

 

Cancellation Policy

 

$50 cancellation fee

Cancel within 1 month no refund at all or: we will apply full monies to next available workshop in current year if one available.

 If there is a waitlist for a workshop and it can be filled, we will refund monies less $25.00 administration fee.

Owner of Seat in class can sell or transfer to another student

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS) in Broward County is dedicated to advancing the art of watercolor media.

 

 

GCWS   offers:


Opportunities to learn, paint and sketch
Workshops taught by nationally recognized artists
An annual membership show
Juried shows in venues such as museums, galleries and local businesses
Paint-ins with live models
Lectures and demonstrations, showing “how it’s done” by selected artists
Non-juried group shows in local libraries and other public venues
Plein air painting opportunities

 

 

Please   Join   Us!

Meetings are held October through May on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm

ArtServe

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.     Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304

 

 

 

Visit us online at www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com

Like us on Facebook! 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Art Associates Of Martin County Announce 2024 Annual Art Show Exhibit In Jensen Beach And Invites The Public To The Free Opening Reception On Sunday, March 3. Exhibit Runs Through End Of March

Art Associates of Martin County (AAMC) invite the public to the Opening Reception on Sunday, March 3rd to view the 2024 Annual Art Show Exhibition. Taking place at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Jensen Beach, FL, the event and exhibit are free to attend with free parking. AAMC has promoted excellence in the arts for over 50+ years and is one of the oldest associations in the area. Their monthly meetings offer an opportunity for artists to network, learn from each other, and see demonstrations by well known local artists. This exhibit continues through March 31, 2023. AAMC is grateful to Steve Landerwersiek for sponsoring this exhibit.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks from the previous exhibit.

 

 

Art   Associates   of   Martin   County   (AAMC)

 

P R E S E N T S:

 

 

 

 

2024    Annual    Art   Show

 

 

Opening   Reception:

 

 

Sunday, March 3, 2024

 

 

5  – 7    pm

 

 

Trinity United Methodist Church

 2221  NE Savannah Rd.       Jensen Beach, FL

 

 

 

“Reflections” by Mary Bedell

 

 

 

 

Free   event   and   parking    –   Refreshments   to   be   served

 

 

 

 

“Golden Pelican” by Lisa Rapp

 

 

 

 

Gallery hours:  10:30   to   12:30 pm   Monday  –  Thursday

Call Trinity’s Office 772.334.3404 for details and other appointments

 

 

 

 

“Shrimpers at Rest” by Sylvia Wood

 

 

 

AAMC’s mission is to encourage creativity in the arts for our members, local students and artists in our community by sharing and learning. AAMC has been promoting excellence in the arts for over 50+ years and is one of the largest associations in the area.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                 

      “After The Rain” by Julie Hegedus

 

“Sea of Grass” by Donna Kasprzak

 

 

The Art Associates of Martin County (AAMC) is a non-profit welcoming group of artists sharing a strong common interest in the arts. Each month (October thru April, with a luncheon in May) members are treated to exciting meetings with demonstrations by well known local artists, opportunities to bring in art surrounding a common theme, and good conversation.  

 

 

 

 

“American Indian Grandfather” by Debra Monet

 

 

 

 

 

 

AAMC meetings are held at St Mary’s in Stuart the 3rd Monday of October thru April from 1:00 to 3:00.

Each meeting includes exciting, interactive demonstrations by very well known local artists.

Members also bring in artwork with a common theme and vote on the Artist Of The Month!

Each meeting always brings surprises.

 

 

 

A Plein Air group often takes to the field for great adventures in painting. The AAMC also provides scholarships and art supplies to local schools as we endeavor to participate in the vibrant Treasure Coast art community.  AAMC provides for an Annual Art Show open to all members, with many awards provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AAMC is grateful to our long-time sponsor, Steve Landwersiek  of Investment Planning Group (Stuart, Fl)

740 SE Indian Street, Stuart, Fl 34997

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this event, monthly meetings, offering a demonstration, or becoming a member:

 

Website: https://www.artassociatesmartinco.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtAssociatesOfMartinCounty/

Or Call Dale Forbes: 978.872.7995

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Free Admission To Artisans Of Martin County Open Studio Tour March 2 and 3, 2024. See Where The Artists Create. Free Event

The 8th Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour (MCOST) on Saturday, March 2 & Sunday, March 3, 2024 will feature over 35 artists in their studios and galleries!  Enjoy this Free event and watch the artists creating their work, interact with them, learn about how they create and see what materials they use. Some will offer refreshments and special surprises! Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the thriving arts scene in Martin County!  Meet the artists, ask questions, explore new venues and see their newest drawings, watercolors, oils, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and fiber arts that they will be displaying and selling.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARTIN      COUNTY      OPEN      STUDIO      TOUR

 

 

Saturday,  March   2   &   Sunday,  March 3,   2024  

 

 

~FREE     To     ATTEND~

 

 

10 am – 5 pm    each   day

 

 

MARTIN     COUNTY,   FL

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MAP!

 

 

 

 

MCOST.org

 

 

 

Photography by Mark Stall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Untitled painting by James J. DeMartis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Great Patience” by Patricia Pasbrig

 

 

 

 

Don’t miss this chance to discover a treasure of your own!

 

 

 

 

“Sea Dancer” by Chris Kling

 

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTISTS

 

Alex Akerberg

LauraKay Whiticar-Darvill

Curt Whiticar

James J. DeMartis

Glen Allen

Suzan Allen

Barbara Bucci

Deborah Bottorff

Cynthia Cooper

Chris Kling

Ed Douglas

Patricia Reagan

Judi LeBlanc

Glenda Skarie

Raymond Reiland

Lanette Janelle-North

Dinija Berkien

Carolyn Walsh

Mallo Bisset

Dot Galfond

Tepa Charles

Abigale Stachowski

Patricia Pasbrig

Sue Klahne

Margarita Nielsen-Palacios

Maria Miele

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Martha Quigley

Michaelann Bellerjeau

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Renee Keil

Eduardo Gomez

Kimberly Beltrame

Mark Stall

Mary Mirabito

Sally Browning Pearson

Caryl Pomales

 

 

 

 

For more information about the Open Studio Tour, 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.
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Division of Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Susan Casbarro, Rosemary Fineberg, Fran Mann Goodman, Kirsten Hines And Anabel Rub Peicher On Wednesday, February 28 At The Charlotte J Burrie Community Center. Free Event Is Sponsored By National American League Of Pen Women Fort Lauderdale Branch And Charlotte J Burrie Community Center

Come to the Charlotte J Burrie Community Center in Pompano Beach, FL for “Great Art and Great Conversation” with Susan Casbarro, Rosemary Fineberg, Fran Mann Goodman, Kirsten Hines and Anabel Rub Peicher on Wednesday, February 28, 2024.  Co-sponsored by the National League of American Pen Women – Fort Lauderdale Branch and Charlotte J Burrie Community Center, the artists will show and speak about their art journey and current work.  Hors d’oeuvres and libations are included in this FREE event.  Please RSVP.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Event:

 

 

Please register to ensure we have more than enough refreshments for everyone

 

 

 

RSVP   Here

 

 

 

 

Join us for a delightful evening with five nationally and internationally award-winning and collected fine artists from the National League of American Pen Women – Fort Lauderdale Branch at the Charlotte J. Burrie Community Center for an intimate evening of Great Art and Great Conversation. Hors d’oeuvres and libations are included. It’s a unique opportunity to view the exhibit, meet and hear these women artists talk about their art journey and current work.

 

 

M E E T      THE    A R T I S T S:

 

 

 

 

Susan Casbarro

 

 

 

 

“Rebirth: The Eight-Fold Path” by Susan Casbarro

 

 

For Susan Casbarro, creating mosaics is a method to bring all facets of oneself into a cohesive whole. A mixed media mosaicist, Susan has studied with several world-renowned mosaicists, including Kelley Knickerbocker, Yulia Hanansen and Marian Shapiro. She was the featured artist at the Andamento Gallery in Baltimore, MD and at the Plunge Beach Resort, Lauderdale-By-the-Sea, FL. She incorporates her math background along with her love of nature and sacred geometry into her work. At Glistening Glass, her in-house studio, she creates her own work and shares the love of mosaics with students. www.susancasbarro.com

 

 

 

Rosemary Fineberg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Pundak Ein Kerem” by Rosemary Fineberg

 

 

 

A Jersey girl, Rosemary Fineberg was nurtured and educated at Edinboro and Kean Universities in Art and Special Education as well as Art Therapy at Essex County Hospital Center, NJ. Recent subjects focus on finding light in darkness. She also works with mixed media fabric incorporating sewing and recycling. Inspired by the colors and subjects used by Bonnard, Avery, O’Keeffe and Impressionists, her works have been juried into museums and colleges across the U.S., including Boca Raton Museum FL, Monmouth University, NJ, Emory University, GA and San Antonio College Galleries, TX. www.rowsfine.com

 

 

 

 

Fran  Mann  Goodman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Garden of Happiness” by Fran Mann Goodman

 

 

Speaker and award-winning artist Fran Mann Goodman uses a network of pastes, sands, paper towels, acrylic skins and heightened color to illuminate our connection to the realm of life. A graduate of Chouinard Art Institute, Goodman has been featured and published across the nation. Her workshops blend art history with abstract expressionism. As a mentor and educator, Goodman is Florida’s Scholarship Chair of The National Association of Women Artists. www.franmanngoodman.com

 

 

 

Kirsten Hines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Gray Fox” by Kirsten Hines

 

 

 

Kirsten Hines is a Florida-based author, wildlife photographer and conservationist with a master’s degree in biology and background as an environmental educator. To date she has written seven books; her newest book is Wild Florida: An Animal Odyssey. Her images have been featured in various publications, public art programs and nearly 100 exhibitions regionally, nationally and internationally. A Conservation Associate of the Institute for Regional Conservation, she is a member of the board of Audubon Florida her local chapter, and Tropical Audubon Society. www.kirstenhines.com

 

 

 

Anabel Rub Peicher

 

 

 

Sculpture by Anabel Rub Peicher

 

 

 

 

 

Multimedia, international artist Anabel Rub Peicher enjoys creating small sculptures and large-scale installations in various materials. Born in Lima, Perú, she’s resided in Florida since 1974 and studied architecture at the University of Miami, FL. She has had several solo and collaborative exhibits locally and internationally in Canada, Perú, Spain and the USA. Professionally, she serves as the president to the 2+3 artists’ organization, Board member of Broward Art Guild and National Association of Women Artists, and member of Ceramic League Miami. www.anabelrubpeicher.com

 

 

 

Please register to ensure we have more than enough refreshments for everyone

 

RSVP   Here

 

 

 

About National League of American Pen Women – Fort Lauderdale Branch:

For more than 65 years the Fort Lauderdale Branch of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) has been a prestigious organization of professional women in the Arts – Published Writers, Authors, Poets, Musical Composers and Award-Winning Visual Artists. Today primarily a community of professional, contemporary visual artists, Pen Women believe in the power of art to illuminate the human experience, fire the imagination and nurture the soul. Our visual artists work in a variety of media including acrylic, watercolor, oil, sculptor, porcelain and photography. Many are national and international award-winning and collected artist. All are committed to inspiring talented young women to pursue their college arts education degrees. To that end they raise funds each year to award three $1,250 Achievement Award scholarships to deserving women art students at Broward College. The oldest women’s art organization in America, NLAPW was originally founded in 1897. lauderdalepenwomen.wixsite.com/nlapw

About Charlotte J. Burrie Civic Center:

Charlotte J. Burrie Civic Center, 2669 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL, had its grand opening celebration on March 12, 2020 just in-time to be closed for two years due to COVID-19. It is re-opened now offering a variety of programming, including: yoga, fitness, karate, dance, art and Spanish lessons. Overseen by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, the 8,700-square-foot civic center, in Pompano’s Cresthaven neighborhood, includes a reception area, two multi-purpose activity rooms, a conference room, a warming kitchen and a large assembly space with a fixed platform stage and adjacent dressing rooms.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Palm Beach Watercolor Society Announces Two Art Exhibits, Calls For Artists, Two-Day Workshop With Liz Walker, And The Spring Luncheon Plus Live Model Paint-Ins And Meetings. Join In the Fun And Learning Of This Vibrant Group!

Palm Beach Watercolor Society is totally immersed in all forms of water media!  Visit two exciting art exhibits Harbor Chase in Wellington on Feb.22 to buy a painting for your sweetheart and Harbor Chase in Boynton Beach on March 22; Members can Apply to a juried art show being held at the BRIC in Boca Raton ( deadline is April 7, 2024), sign up for a two-day workshop with Liz Walker ( March 15 & 16, 2024 via Zoom), and don’t miss the Spring Luncheon (March 8).  The Rickie Report shares ALL of this information and while these events are open to non-members, we suggest that you become a member of this vibrant art group now!  Artists do not have to reside in Palm Beach County to join!

 

 

 

www.palmbeachwatercolorsociety.com

 

 

 

PALM    BEACH    WATERCOLOR    SOCIETY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harbor  Chase  Of  Boynton  Beach:  Deadline to enter Wednesday, March 13th

palmbeachwatercolorsociety.com

 

 

 

 

Harbor  Chase  of  Boynton  Beach — Friday, March 22,2024

3 – 6 pm

11810 S. Military Trail    Boynton Beach, FL 33436

PUBLIC  IS  WELCOME:  PLEASE  RSVP   (561) 770-1350

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR  APPLICATION:  palmbeachwatercolorsociety.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Member payment link ——-https://swipesimple.com/links/lnk_3959879b

Non Member Payment link—- https://swipesimple.com/links/lnk_4d2d2631

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members $250 ~ Non Members $300

REGISTER & PAY ONLINE USING THESE QUICK LINKS:

Members https://swipesimple.com/links/lnk_d440f9bc

Non Members https://swipesimple.com/links/lnk_5e16249a

A deposit can be made on the website www.palmbeachwatercolorsociety.com under Workshops, Deposit

OR  TO REGISTER  BY  MAIL  AND  PAY  BY  CHECK:

Make the check out to PBWS and mail to:  PBWS c/o  Hali Layton  12 Briarcliffe Lane  Glen Cove, NY 11542  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To pay by credit card: Go to the Paint-ins Page at www.palmbeachwatercolorsociety.com

To pay by check: Please mail your checks made payable to PBWS and send to:

PBWS c/o  Hali Layton 12 Briarcliffe Lane  Glen Cove, New York 11542

OR call Mary Martinez (561) 704-0902 or (561) 736-7619 for more information or email Adrienne Walker pbws2021@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Email: pbws2021@gmail.com

 

palmbeachwatercolorsociety.com

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society Opens New Call To All Watermedia Artists Including Non-Members For “Wet Paint” Exhibit. Offering Large Cash Prizes Don’t Miss The Opening Reception Thursday, March 7, 2024 At Ft. Lauderdale Downtown Main Library

All watermedia artists are eligible to enter their paintings for the Gold Coast Watercolor Society’s upcoming exhibit, “Wet Paint”. A wide variety of watermedia is encouraged with large cash prizes!  The Juried Exhibit “Wet Paint” will be on exhibit at the Fort Lauderdale Downtown Main Library in Gallery 6 from March 2nd through March 30th.The Rickie Report shares the details and application as well as some views of previous exhibitors. Deadline for “ Wet Paint” online entry is February 26th . Award reception is Thursday March 7th. Remember, all Receptions are open to the public! GCWS now allows: Gallery wrapped canvas (no staples showing), wood or canvas panels and cradled board. Wood or canvas flat panels must be framed. All paintings not protected by plexi or glass can now be varnished.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Download prospectus at:

 

 

Entries  from  Previous  Exhibits

 

 

 

Deadline  for  “ Wet  Paint”  online  entry  is  Monday, February  26, 2024

 

 

 

We now allow:  

Gallery  wrapped canvas (no staples showing),  wood or canvas panels and cradled board.  Wood or canvas flat panels must be framed.  All paintings not protected by plexi or glass can now be varnished.

 

 

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Exhibit runs Saturday, March 2 to Saturday, March 30, 2024

 

 

Fort Lauderdale Downtown Main Library – Gallery 6

100 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

     Phone:  954.357.7444

 

 

 

Award  reception  is  Thursday,  March 7, 2024

 3 – 5  pm 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS)

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS) in Broward County is dedicated to advancing the art of watercolor media.

 

 

GCWS offers:

Opportunities to learn, paint and sketch

Workshops taught by nationally recognized artists


An annual membership show

Juried shows in venues such as museums, galleries and local businesses

Paint-ins with live models

Lectures and demonstrations, showing “how it’s done” by selected artists

Non-juried group shows in local libraries and other public venues

Plein air painting opportunities

 

Please   Join   Us!

Meetings are held October through May on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm

ArtServe

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.     Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304

 

 

 

Visit us online at www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com

Like us on Facebook! 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Enjoy an Evening of Great Art And Great Conversation with Pen Women at The Charlotte J. Burrie Community Center In Pompano Beach

Join the National League of American Pen Women – Fort Lauderdale Branch for a delightful evening with five nationally and internationally award-winning and collected fine artists at the Charlotte J. Burrie Community Center. This intimate evening of Great Art and Great Conversation takes place on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, with hors d’oeuvres and libations included. RSVP is requested and Free. It’s a unique opportunity to view the exhibit, meet and hear Susan Casbarro, Rosemary Fineberg, Fran Mann Goodman, Kristen Hines and Anabel Peicher talk about their art journey and current work. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Event:

 

 

Please register to ensure we have more than enough refreshments for everyone

 

 

 

RSVP   Here

 

 

 

 

Join us for a delightful evening with five nationally and internationally award-winning and collected fine artists from the National League of American Pen Women – Fort Lauderdale Branch at the Charlotte J. Burrie Community Center for an intimate evening of Great Art and Great Conversation. Hors d’oeuvres and libations are included. It’s a unique opportunity to view the exhibit, meet and hear these women artists talk about their art journey and current work.

 

 

M E E T      THE    A R T I S T S:

 

 

 

 

Susan Casbarro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Peaceful Morning” by Susan Casbarro

 

 

For Susan Casbarro, creating mosaics is a method to bring all facets of oneself into a cohesive whole. A mixed media mosaicist, Susan has studied with several world-renowned mosaicists, including Kelley Knickerbocker, Yulia Hanansen and Marian Shapiro. She was the featured artist at the Andamento Gallery in Baltimore, MD and at the Plunge Beach Resort, Lauderdale-By-the-Sea, FL. She incorporates her math background along with her love of nature and sacred geometry into her work. At Glistening Glass, her in-house studio, she creates her own work and shares the love of mosaics with students. www.susancasbarro.com

 

 

Rosemary Fineberg

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Ben Yehuda” by Rosemary Fineberg

 

 

 

A Jersey girl, Rosemary Fineberg was nurtured and educated at Edinboro and Kean Universities in Art and Special Education as well as Art Therapy at Essex County Hospital Center, NJ. Recent subjects focus on finding light in darkness. She also works with mixed media fabric incorporating sewing and recycling. Inspired by the colors and subjects used by Bonnard, Avery, O’Keeffe and Impressionists, her works have been juried into museums and colleges across the U.S., including Boca Raton Museum FL, Monmouth University, NJ, Emory University, GA and San Antonio College Galleries, TX. www.rowsfine.com

 

 

 

Fran  Mann  Goodman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Pot of Gold” by Fran Mann Goodman

 

 

Speaker and award-winning artist Fran Mann Goodman uses a network of pastes, sands, paper towels, acrylic skins and heightened color to illuminate our connection to the realm of life. A graduate of Chouinard Art Institute, Goodman has been featured and published across the nation. Her workshops blend art history with abstract expressionism. As a mentor and educator, Goodman is Florida’s Scholarship Chair of The National Association of Women Artists. www.franmanngoodman.com

 

 

 

Kirsten Hines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Sunset Heron” by Kirsten Hines

 

 

 

Kirsten Hines is a Florida-based author, wildlife photographer and conservationist with a master’s degree in biology and background as an environmental educator. To date she has written seven books; her newest book is Wild Florida: An Animal Odyssey. Her images have been featured in various publications, public art programs and nearly 100 exhibitions regionally, nationally and internationally. A Conservation Associate of the Institute for Regional Conservation, she is a member of the board of Audubon Florida her local chapter, and Tropical Audubon Society. www.kirstenhines.com

 

 

 

Anabel Rub Peicher

 

 

 

Fiberglass Sculpture by Anabel Rub Peicher

 

 

 

Multimedia, international artist Anabel Rub Peicher enjoys creating small sculptures and large-scale installations in various materials. Born in Lima, Perú, she’s resided in Florida since 1974 and studied architecture at the University of Miami, FL. She has had several solo and collaborative exhibits locally and internationally in Canada, Perú, Spain and the USA. Professionally, she serves as the president to the 2+3 artists’ organization, Board member of Broward Art Guild and National Association of Women Artists, and member of Ceramic League Miami. www.anabelrubpeicher.com

 

 

 

About National League of American Pen Women – Fort Lauderdale Branch:

For more than 65 years the Fort Lauderdale Branch of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) has been a prestigious organization of professional women in the Arts – Published Writers, Authors, Poets, Musical Composers and Award-Winning Visual Artists. Today primarily a community of professional, contemporary visual artists, Pen Women believe in the power of art to illuminate the human experience, fire the imagination and nurture the soul. Our visual artists work in a variety of media including acrylic, watercolor, oil, sculptor, porcelain and photography. Many are national and international award-winning and collected artist. All are committed to inspiring talented young women to pursue their college arts education degrees. To that end they raise funds each year to award three $1,250 Achievement Award scholarships to deserving women art students at Broward College. The oldest women’s art organization in America, NLAPW was originally founded in 1897. lauderdalepenwomen.wixsite.com/nlapw

About Charlotte J. Burrie Civic Center:

Charlotte J. Burrie Civic Center, 2669 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL, had its grand opening celebration on March 12, 2020 just in-time to be closed for two years due to COVID-19. It is re-opened now offering a variety of programming, including: yoga, fitness, karate, dance, art and Spanish lessons. Overseen by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, the 8,700-square-foot civic center, in Pompano’s Cresthaven neighborhood, includes a reception area, two multi-purpose activity rooms, a conference room, a warming kitchen and a large assembly space with a fixed platform stage and adjacent dressing rooms.

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Features Luxury Industry Designer Rose Gong Monier To Speak About “Ceramics, Easy Peasy!” At Meeting On Wednesday, February 14, 2024. The Public Is Welcome

The Wellington Art Society features Rose Gong Monier presenting “Ceramics, Easy Peasy!” for their Wednesday, February 14th Meeting at the Wellington Community Center. Having worked  with industry giants such as Ralph Lauren and Hendredon Furniture, Rose has a vast background to share. The event includes a meet and greet, member spotlight, brief meeting and Rose’s presentation. There is still time to visit the two municipal art exhibitions, “Joyful” (now until February 20, 2024, at the Wellington Village Hall) and “Thankful” (now until March 12, 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, February 14, 2024

 

5:30 pm

 

 

 

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

PRESENTING: 

 

ROSE   GONG   MONIER

 

 

 

 

 

“Ceramics,  Easy  Peasy!”

 

 

 

 

Platter by Rose Gong Monier

 

 

 

 

 

There are artists who work in ceramics and artists who design products for living spaces, Rose Gong Monier fuses the two with a passion that is indisputable throughout her 25-year long career. A graduate of Parsons School of Design, Rose has worked with furnishing giants like Ralph Lauren, Henredon, Karastan, Reed & Barton, and Waterford-Wedgewood; companies that represent lifestyle and luxury.

 

 

 

“Beauty in a Bowl” by Rose Gong Monier

 

Rose and her handpicked team of designers were directly responsible for the creation of the Polo Sport men’s fragrance bottle and packaging.  Using clay as her favorite medium, Rose’s work is focused on the creative process constructing a vision that is both expressive and distinctly unique. Rose will celebrate Valentines Day with a fun, thoughtful, and perhaps romantic project and demonstrate how ceramics can be “easy peasy!”

 

 

 

“Florentine Serpent Roared” by Rose Gong Monier

 

 

For more information on Rose Gong Monier, please follow the links below:

https://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/rosegongmonier

http://www.rosegongmonier.com

https://www.instagram.com/rosegongmonier/

 

TWO Art Exhibitions:

 

 

“Joyful” and “Thankful”

 

 

 

Both exhibits are free and open to the public:

Weekdays  8  am to 5  pm

 

 

 “Joyful”

(now until February 20, 2024)

  Wellington Village Hall

2300 Forest Hill Blvd. in Wellington, FL

 

&

“Thankful”

 

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

 

Renowned Marine Painter, Curt Whiticar Will Be Featured At The Elliot Museum With An Opening Reception On Monday, February 12, 2024. Memories Of Curt’s 106 Year Life Bring Local History Alive!

Curt Whiticar‘s Marine art will be featured at The Elliot Museum with an Opening Reception On Monday, February 12, 2024.  Curt lived a colorful life on and off the canvas, celebrating his 106th birthday just before his passing.  His story and his paintings bring us a rich history of Stuart, FL.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the exhibit as well as his paintings. Curt’s paintings, book, and notecards will be part of the Elliot Museum offerings and Martin County Open Studio Tour which takes place on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, 2024. Mark your calendars!

 

 

 

 

825 NE Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, FL

 

http://hsmc-fl.com

772.225.1961

 

 

 

 

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2024  

5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

 

 

 

Curt Whiticar

 

 

 

THE  EARLY  YEARS

 

Born on February 13, 1911, in Fairton, New Jersey, Curt’s family spent the winters in Fairton while his dad worked on an oyster boat out from Bivalve about twelve miles southeast of the town.  During the summers, they moved to Fortescue, a remote fishing village on the Delaware Bay  where his dad had a charter fishing business.  They lived without running water or electricity on a little barge pulled up on the beach.

 

 

“Sailfishing off  Stuart” by Curt Whiticar

(Curt is in the boat in the background)

Curt was very active in the Stuart Sailfish Club (treasurer for many years) and designed the Sailfish pins and Sailfish Release pins for the club.  This picture was often used as publicity for the Sailfish club and the Whiticar Fleet.

 

 

 

Curt relays in his biography, ” Dad hated the job of oystering; it was cold and miserable on the freezing bay in the winter.  In 1917, a man in a charter fishing party told Dad about a place in Florida where he could catch about a thousand pounds of fish a day!  Of course, this was Stuart, and the man had been a guest at Bay Tree Lodge on Sewalls Point.  As a result, Dad decided to go south in October of that year.  On the way down, we were on a steamship and ran into a hurricane.  After arriving, Dad rented a small wooden cottage on Akron Avenue and acquired a 23 foot fishing boat with a one-cylinder engine and a top speed of seven miles an hour.  Dad was now a commercial fisherman in Stuart during the winter season and a charter fisherman in New Jersey in summer!

 

 

 

HE’S IN THE PAINTING BUSINESS !

 

 

“When I was about eleven or twelve years old, my father owned two charter boats which he used for sport fishing in New Jersey.  There were about 75 other charter boats at Fortescue.  The little village had no marine railway to haul boats from the water for repair and painting, so when the boats needed repainting, the owners would run them up on the beach at high tide, then repaint or repair when the tide was lower.  Most boat owners just painted over the names which were on the stern and bow of the boats. When the repainted hull was dry, they would repaint the letters.  They were not proficient at lettering and did not have proper brushes, so the result was usually pretty bad. I acquired a good red sable brush and repainted the lettering on Dad’s boats.  I did a pretty good job, especially by comparison, and soon all the boat captains paid me to reletter their boats.  Also, the hotel managers or owners hired me to paint their signs, and I put some scenes on them.  As a result, as a twelve year old boy, I was in business with painting”. 

 

 

Painting by Curt Whiticar

Foundering Norwester Rescue:  This painting shows boats in the wild seas that is a depiction of a rescue.  Curt and his mate, in his boat the Gulfstream, rescued 6 people, 3 others were rescued by 2 other boats and one man drowned.  He later salvaged the boat, rebuilt it and used it for many years.

 

 

 

“After I graduated from high school, I studied engineering at Bliss Electrical School in Washington, D.C.  I worked for Western Electric Company in New Jersey for a while, but the pay was poor, and I did not enjoy the work.  I joined my father and two brothers in the charter fishing business, and we became the “Whiticar Fleet.”  At one time, we had 7 boats chartering from our home on West Lake in Port Sewall.  For several years, we went back north to charter during the summer as there was very little summer tourist business here. In the winter of 1938-39, I met a young lady who had come to Florida as a governess for Mr. & Mrs. James Reardon.  On April 14, 1939, Elsa and I were married in my unfinished house on  Willoughby Creek and spent the first night of our honeymoon on North Lake in one of my Dad’s boats.  We were married for sixty-eight years”.

 

 

 

“In the winter of 1946, I was on the river with a charter fishing party.  We decided the inlet there was too rough and dangerous to navigate, so we headed south to try to go out into the ocean at West Palm Beach.  A 42 foot boat with ten people aboard tried to go out through the inlet and capsized.  I returned to the inlet, transferred my party to another boat, and went out into the churning waters.  My mate, Jim Foley, and I rescued six of the persons, my brother Jack rescued two persons with his boat, another boat captain, Earl Dare, rescued one person, and one man drowned.  The boat foundered and was eventually towed into Salerno Pocket.  It was put up for bid, and I was the high bidder at $3000.  I repaired the boat, rebuilt the engines, and made quite a few changes in order to get the boat documented for charter fishing.  The “Norwester” became one of the seven boats in our fleet”.

 

BUILDING A BUSINESS OF BUILDING BOATS

 

 

“In 1946, my brother wanted me to build a new boat for him.  Dad had a lot next to his house where  I could build the boat, but I needed a building.  Camp Murphy (now Jonathan Dickinson State Park) had been an Army camp during the war.  The US government auctioned off the buildings, and I bid $475 on the mess hall, $30 for an officers’ latrine, and $25 for another building.  The buildings had to be removed from the property within thirty days. We marked each piece and disassembled the entire building, reassembling it on our property.  It is still in use, having survived the big hurricane of 1949.  Without an organized crew of builders, I quit charter fishing entirely and concentrated on boat building. My brother-in-law, John Dragseth, joined me as vice-president, and since inception, we have built 63 boats at Whiticar Boat Works, Inc”.

 

 

 

Painting by Curt Whiticar

As his boats became well known for performing well in the rolling ocean waters , he decided to open a boat building and repair business. “Whiticar Boat Basin”, then “Whiticar Boat Works” was established in 1947. It has recently been sold.

 

The company built boats that became world famous among the power boating communities. His expertise in lettering the name of the boat in gold leaf on the stern was legendary.

 

 

Curt retired from the boatworks at the age of seventy-five in 1986 and the business stayed in the family.  Curt still had a workbench and locker there where he repaired  and worked and make picture frames.  “Since retiring, I have the time to do a lot more oil painting.  Of more than  950 paintings, all but 140 have been done since I retired.  I also make most of the frames for my pictures.  I like to purchase antique frames and refinish them; however, such frames are difficult to find, and the good ones are expensive.  I still find an occasional frame at the flea market when I go there on Sundays. Elsa and I have three children, and all live in the area.  We also have 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.   At the age of ninety-six, I enjoy playing golf three times a week as well as  oil painting”. 

 

 

THOUGHTS ON MY PAINTINGS

 

 

“None of my educational classes included art; however, through the years, I have sat in on a few local art classes.  Perhaps my foremost learning experience was my contact with Bean Backus, whom I knew quite well.  He was my mentor.  Before 1950, I had painted only about 25 – 30 works of art.  At that time, our home here in Port Sewall burned to the ground and destroyed all the paintings except about five or six.  After we rebuilt our present home on the same foundation, I did spend a little time painting; however, I was busy with designing and building boats until 1986.  Then, at the age of seventy-five, I retired and had the time to do more painting.  My favorite medium is oil, and I have always favored Florida landscape and seascape scenes.  However, I also paint quite a lot of local historical scenes as well as anything I feel that people would like hanging on their walls”.  

 

 

 

 

“The Billy Conpatchie’s Family 1910:  This shows a Seminole Indian Family in the village” by Curt Whiticar  

 

 

 

“Over the years, I have given many paintings to my family, a few to close friends, some to local charities for fund-raising, and some to the Historical Society and Stuart Heritage Museum.Some on loan to the Maritime and Yachting Museum and to the Chapman School.I have never made a serious effort to sell my paintings; however, I have sold some of them upon request.I have completed over 1800 paintings! In the early days, I liked to purchase antique frames and refinish them, if needed, for my paintings.However, by the time I retired from Whiticar Boat Works, Inc., antique frames were seldom available for purchase, so I make my own frames using various kinds of wood such as cypress, mahogany, ash, pecky cypress, wormy chestnut and other woods.I also make stretcher frames for the canvas for the paintings”.

 

 

 

 I moved to Stuart with my family in 1917 at the age of six. I was active in the community within several organizations, and especially in the Stuart Sailfish Club which was formed to attract tourists to Stuart.  As a conservation advocate, I promoted and designed the release pins as a means of protecting our sailfish from being caught and destroyed.  In addition, I rescued six people who were drowning in treacherous water off of the St. Lucie Inlet.  The fishing and boating industry drew my family here and I have seen many changes.  However, Martin County is still a wonderful place to be!!

 

 

 

 

ACL Railroad Station:  This is the old railroad station at Stuart in 1905 (originally Potsdam) by Curt Whiticar

Products shipped were mainly pineapples and fish. 

 

 

 

NATURE AND WILDLIFE

 

Curt’s love of nature is shown in his Florida inland scenes.  The beauty of the trees and rivers is reflected in a variety of colors and landscapes.  He also features a variety of animals, especially birds in his paintings.  Although he always lived near the ocean, he enjoyed traveling.  And, he read National Geographic Magazine and frequently used pictures from the magazine for ideas for his paintings.

 

 

 

Sunrise Sunset Painting by Curt Whiticar

 

 

 

WHITICAR WATERWAY TALES 

 

 

 At the age of 95, after being persuaded by local historian, Sandy Thurlow, Curt sat down to write out some of his experiences.  Seventy five handwritten pages later, he was finished with the future book “Whiticar Waterway Tales”.  He was convinced that no one except his three children and Sandy Thurlow would read it, and asked for 4 copies.  After about six months, the book had become a 100 page narrative book with illustrations and pictures.  Two thousand copies were printed, and about 200 copies are still available.  Contact Laura Kay to order a book.

 

 

 

 

 

FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THIS EXHIBIT:

Email Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill fishlkd@hotmail.com

Or Call to make an appointment to visit the House With The Purple Shutters

772-834-6202

To See More of Curt Whiticar’s artwork:   www.curtwhiticar.com

 

 

FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT 

THE STUDIO TOUR:

https://martinartisansguild.org/mcost-details

 

 

 

 

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