Sharon Koskoff, “The Duchess Of Deco” Will Present At Wellington Art Society Meeting April 14. The Public Is Invited To This Free Zoom Event

The Wellington Art Society presents an art presentation by “The Duchess of Deco“, Sharon Koskoff at their Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, April 14.  The public is invited to this FREE event.  The Rickie Report shares these details, some sneak peeks of this prolific muralist, artist, and author.  RSVP to get the Zoom link!

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  April 14, 2021

 7 PM

 

 

FEATURING:  

 

 

SHARON     KOSKOFF 

“Confessions of a Public Mural Artist:

Murals of the Palm Beaches… Bigger is Better!”

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

Please RSVP to: presidentofwas@gmail.com

for the Zoom Link to attend

 

 

 

Sharon Koskoff with Delray Beach mural

 

 

 

Sharon Koskoff, “The Duchess of Deco”, is a full-time professional artist and published author known for her Decometric Murals, graphic designs, public art installations and love of Art Deco architecture. Her love for art began when Koskoff was a young girl, playing with the sewing machines and fabric scraps in her father’s ladies’ blouse factory. When she was 14 years old, her newly married older sister asked her to paint a mural in her apartment. That was the beginning of a now 40-year long career of painting public murals.

 

 

 

Sharon Koskoff painting a mural in her book “Murals of the Palm Beaches”

 

 

Her most recent book, Murals of the Palm Beaches is the winner of a silver medal from the Florida Book Awards (FBA) in Tallahassee for Visual Arts, as well as a silver medal from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) in Orlando for Education. This book tells the history of large-scale murals and explores how public art has helped to revitalize downtowns and create landmarks in Palm Beach County.

 

 

 

Koskoff works exclusively in acrylic, water-based paints for her public murals. She also creates collage and public art installations using found objects. Koskoff says that she likes to “…collect things that I know one day will be useful to me… I can see the potential in someone else’s discards.” She draws her inspiration from teaching, embracing the challenges of new commissions and working within her community.

 

 

Sharon Koskoff’s book, “Art Deco of the Palm Beaches”

 

 

Koskoff is a Muse Award Winner for Arts Educator of the Year 2014-16 from the Cultural Council of PBC. She is a well-known tour guide and lecturer on the architecture and styling of Twentieth Century design as seen in her book, Art Deco of the Palm Beaches.  Mentored by Miami Beach’s “Queen of Art Deco”, Barbara Baer Capitman, she is the founding president of the Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches (ADSPB), a non-for-profit historic preservation organization established in 1987, celebrating 34 years of service.

 

 

 

 

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

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Announces Virtual Art Show, “Vibrance” Showcasing Over 65 Original Works Of Art. Sales Benefit Scholarship And Community Outreach Programs. Opens April 2 With Zoom Awards Reception April 28

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) presents “Vibrance”, a juried virtual art show April 2 to June 2, 2021. It features 20 artists and 65 original works of art by WAS members, including painting, photography, drawing, mixed media, and more. All artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs. Awards will be presented by distinguished judge, Chris Kling at a Zoom Awards Ceremony and Reception on Wednesday, April 28. The public is invited to this free event.  The winning artists will talk about their works, inspiration and creative process at the Awards Reception. The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

ANNOUNCES 

VIRTUAL GALLERY EXHIBIT:

“VIBRANCE” 

 

April 2 through June 2, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

ZOOM  AWARDS  RECEPTION

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28

 

7:00  –  8:30 pm

 

EMAIL:  presidentofwas@gmail.com for the FREE Zoom link. 

 

 

“Chance” by Heather Bergstrom

 

 

“Vibrance” Virtual Art Show is a free on-line event which will be presented through Kunstmatrix, which is a unique and innovative platform that enables artists to create beautiful and realistic 3D versions of their artwork, displayed in a sophisticated virtual exhibition space.

Visitors can view artwork one of several ways, including moving themselves around the exhibit using the arrows that appear on screen or by using the cursor.

A guided tour is also available as an option.

 

 

“Auntie Marie” by Jean Howard

 

 

PARTICIPATING     ARTISTS:

 

 

Victoria Albrecht ⋅ Heather Bergstrom ⋅ David Ciofalo ⋅ Donna Donelan ⋅ Sandra Encaoua ⋅ Del Foxton ⋅ Marcia Greene ⋅ Jean Howard ⋅ Laura Jaffe ⋅ Liza Karsai ⋅ Sharon Kleiman ⋅ Vivian Koppelman ⋅ Lou Ann LaBohn ⋅ Rachael Laub ⋅ Joanne MacLeod ⋅ Joseph Marcou ⋅ Charles Moses ⋅ Susan Oakes ⋅ Mauricio Perry ⋅ Nancy Tilles

 

 

“Magnolia” by Mauricio Perry

 

 

Awards will be presented by distinguished judge, Chris Kling at a Zoom Awards Ceremony and Reception on Wednesday, April 28, 7:00-8:30 pm. The public is invited to this free event. The awards that will be given out are as follows: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place with Honorable Mentions. In addition, there will be a special prize awarded to one of the exhibiting artists based on a random drawing: a one-hour consultation with Rickie Leiter publisher of The Rickie Report  www.TheRickieReport.com. The winning artists will talk about their works, inspiration and creative process at the Awards Reception.

 

WAS is delighted to have Chris Kling, an award-winning artist, instructor, and gallery owner as the judge for “Vibrance”. She is represented by Palm City Art and Frame, and is the owner of Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor of Stuart, Florida. She is also on the faculty of the Lighthouse Art Center in Tequesta, Florida.

 

Chris tells The Rickie Report, “Being an artist is not just my career. It is an integral part of who I am and is something that I am compelled to do. I work in oil primarily in a traditional manner but with a contemporary flair through color, composition, value, and application of paint. Color sings to me and I try to use its harmony to evoke an emotional connection with others.  I love to paint plein air which helps my studio work retain an authenticity that only comes from observation of life.  Painting, to me, is reaching out to find the common emotional connection between all of us.”

 

 

 

Images of artworks by Juror, Chris Kling

 

Chris has received numerous awards for her landscapes and portraiture through the United States and with the portrait Society of America. She has been honored with back to back “Best of Show” awards in festivals and competitions. Her commissions for oil portraits and landscapes are held in private and corporate collections both nationally and internationally.

 

 

Chris Kling served as one of the “Florida’s Finest Ambassadors” for the Forgotten Coast en Plein Air Fun Fest 2019 and was an invited artist the last three years in the New Smyrna Paint Out, Delray Plein Fun Fest 2019, and won Best Seascape in the Lighthouse Plein Air Festival 2019.  She currently teachers Oil Portraiture, Figurative, and Plein Air Workshops through the Artist’s Nook in Stuart and the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta.  She is a member of the Portrait Society of America, American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, NOAPS, Martin Artisans Guild, and Plein Air Palm Beach.  Her work is in several galleries in Florida.  She is represented by Palm City Art and Frame and is the owner, along with her family, of Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor in Stuart, FL. Follow her on Facebook @chrisklingstudio and visit her website at www.chrisklingartist.com.

 

 

 

 

For more information about “Vibrance”, or to learn more about the featured artists, please visit: https://www.kunstmatrix.com/en/wellington-art-society.

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 40th year.  It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information about the Wellington Art Society:

 www.wellingtonartsociety.org

or email presidentofwas@gmail.com. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Martin Artisans Guild April/May Exhibition Opens Thursday, April 1st With Original Artworks From Over Fifteen Artists

The Martin Artisans Guild announces its April 1 – May 22, 2021 Exhibit in a new and temporary location, still within Harbour Bay Plaza in Stuart, FL.  The Free, Opening Reception on Thursday, April 1 will be catered by Cafe Boonma and live music will feature Paul Hamaty. All original artwork will be for sale and will feature over 15 artists using varied media. This exhibit space is the temporary replacement of the original Palm Room across the courtyard, which the Guild has occupied with consecutive exhibits since November of 2019. The Guild is actively looking for a new gallery space to occupy so they may continue to bring quality art exhibits to the Stuart and Martin County communities.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

APRIL/ MAY,  2021    EXHIBITION

 

Opening Reception:

Thursday, April 1

5:30 – 7:30 pm

New Temporary Location next to Cafe Boonma!

Harbour Bay Plaza       3722 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL  34996

 

 

 

“Morning School” by Craig Dietrich 

 

 

Refreshments by Cafe Boonma

Music by Paul Hamaty

 

 

“Energy” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

Normal Gallery Hours:

12 – 6 pm   Tuesdays through Saturdays until May 22

 

 

 

 

Painting by Torenzo Gann

 

 

 

 

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

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

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

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

 

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Anita Lovitt Offers Special Color Temperature Workshop Sponsored By Palm Beach Watercolor Society. Open To Members And Non-Members On April 17. Register Now As Reservations Are Being Filled

Anita Lovitt‘s watercolor teaching combines years of professional experience with a facility for imparting information and a subtle wit. Her desire is to help a student understand techniques “but not be contented with the technique itself.” She challenges both the most tentative students and those already skilled to bring out their best and develop their own unique style.  Because so many of her students have struggled to understand which colors are “warm”, which are “cool” and why, Anita created this workshop to explain it.  The Palm Beach Watercolor Society is offering Anita Lovitt’s Color Temperature Workshop on Saturday, April 17 and has opened it to non-members as well as members.  If you’ve never been clear on this topic, or would like to know how considering it can improve your work, this is the workshop to sign up for! The Rickie Report shares the details of the workshop and focuses on Anita’s own award winning artistry while giving you a glimpse at her students’ work as well.  Our interview with Anita follows the workshop details.

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday,  April 17, 2021

10 am – 3:30 pm

Includes 1/2 hour break for lunch and small breaks

Fee:
$110 for members PBWS $125 for non-members

REGISTRATION closes Thursday, April 15

 

 

For more details please visit: https://palmbeachws.com

To pay by credit card: call Adrienne Walker (516) 885-4199
To use PayPal: Go to PayPal and ask to pay pbws2021@gmail.com

Or mail check payable to PBWS and send application to:   Adrienne Walker  6442 Emerald Breeze Way  Boynton Beach, FL 33437

 

What is a warm blue? A cold red?  Why does it matter?  Color “temperature” is about relationships.  Learn how to mix colors fearlessly and avoid mud.

 

You will complete a number of meaningful exercises and create several small paintings incorporating what you have learned. Attendees will receive a number of handouts to secure their learning. The handouts will go out a week or two beforehand. Call Anita at 561.706.3653 for details and materials list. 

 

 

 

 

PERSIMMONS IN GREEN GLASS © Anita Lovitt, Watercolor

 

 

STUDENT WORK from Anita Lovitt’s watercolor classes

“Ms. Lovitt’s artwork demonstrates an extraordinary and wide ranging understanding of graphic design and painting.She possesses a unique personal vision and demonstrates it with skill and intelligence.”—Milton Glaser, Dean, Yale School of Art

 

What Anita’s students have to say:

“One look at my work today and you can see a working process that employs a series of techniques that I could not have imagined before Anita’s teaching.  Still “my” style, just better! “
 — Linda Hurley

“Anita Lovitt has helped me to understand the mysteries of watercolor painting. Her warmth and caring comes through her presentations.” — Helen Weisberg

“I could go on and on about how Anita has helped me become a better painter. She is very patient, encouraging and supportive and gives us critiques of our work in a non judgemental way.   I have had other teachers but Anita is the BEST.”— Carol Hirsch
“I love Anita’s classes because of the variety of subjects and painting style challenges that she incorporates. Because she is flexible in presenting each lesson, it doesn’t matter how much painting experience you have. In addition, Anita’s positive teaching and coaching style creates a welcoming community of artists in which the work of all participants is appreciated.”
—Mary Martinez

 

 

TRR: You are a multi-discipline artist and visionary. Can you tell us more about your background?

AL:

I was born and raised in Philadelphia and went to Penn State University to major in chemistry. I had always wanted to be a scientist. After taking a summer art class I decided to transfer to Philadelphia College of Art, where I majored in illustration. After graduating, I was hired by Hallmark and moved to Kansas City, MO.

 

I was assigned to an innovative department called “Special Projects.” It was exciting to meet artists from all over the country and get any supplies we wanted for free (a great way to learn about supplies), plus we got our work printed! In color! right after graduating, which could be challenging back then before digital printing. Also, while I was living in the Midwest, I got interested in quilts as an art form. In the 70’s, Hallmark was very conservative, so I did not get a real chance to shine. After a few years I left and went to study theater arts in nearby Lawrence, Kansas.

 

 

 

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Pop-up Stocking stuffer book. Illustrations ©Anita Lovitt

 

 

 

TRR: There is a theme in your life of being on a certain path and yet being open to exploring and following a new offshoot. Please tell us more!

AL:

At the University of Kansas, my primary instructor was James Gohl, who had been Master Painter for Boris Aronson, the designer of such Broadway hits as Zorba, Follies, Pacific Overtures, and many others. Jim had extremely high standards. For each project, we had to consider the script, costumes, props, history, set design, scene painting, lighting and more. He made us work hard, and I learned a lot about many different arts.

 

In 1976, I moved to New York City intending to seek theater work or illustration. One of my motives was to take Milton Glaser’s “Design and Personality” class at the School of Visual Arts. Milton had been a hero of mine since art school. I wish I could convey to you the magical sound of his voice, almost like a stringed instrument. He was brilliant and witty. After his class I thought of myself as not only an illustrator but a designer—someone capable of many types of projects. Milton particularly admired my quilted pieces—maybe because that was one thing he didn’t do!  

 

 

 

BEE PANIC ©Anita Lovitt. Cotton, fusible interfacing

 

 

Illustration was a difficult, freelance business, not as open to women in those days as it is now. Theater work usually required “paying your dues” (i.e. working for free) and had a union that was hard to get into. So in 1988, I became Graphic Design Coordinator for the Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival in New York City under Joseph Papp. Joe did not consider 3D art as exciting as 4D, i.e., theater. And I got to see a lot of theater. My ideas became more extra-dimensional. I was trained on a Mac Classic, and my digital career began.

 

 

With the stability of a regular art job, I was able to take classes in digital media, illumination, calligraphy, puppet making, lettering, photography, quilting, not so much painting at this time. Around then, a fellow puppeteer gave me a bunch of jewelry parts that his sister, who had passed away, had left. These little enameled metal pieces were like candy. I began constructing mobile jewelry and from the very beginning it was popular and sold in many museum shops. My gift for the small complimentary statement had translated over from greeting cards.

 

 

 

SPIRAL EARRINGS ©Anita Lovitt. Commercially baked enamel over metal

 

 

 

TRR: How did your move to Delray Beach lead you to become involved in Art In Public Places?

AL:

In 2001, I sublet my Manhattan apartment and moved to Delray Beach to spend more time with my mother. Two weeks later came 9/11. I couldn’t find work in publishing, so I stayed and started teaching watercolor painting. I started working on a calendar idea with the late Susan Keleher, program manager for Pineapple Grove Main Street, Inc. Sue had heard about a competition for a grant to do a mural at the south entrance to the Grove and persuaded me to enter. And I won!

 

 

 

DANCING PINEAPPLES ©Anita Lovitt. Mural, looking south

 

 

 

TRR: The mural is hard to miss at 137 East Atlantic and has become a destination for selfies. Its large- scale patterns, vivid colors and vibrant imagery of dancing pineapples announce to visitors that this part of town is serious about the arts. The challenge was to make the painting visible from a distance but also appreciable from close up. Using your knowledge of set design, you took a picture of the site and laid in the images with Photoshop before beginning. It was completed in October 2008 with the assistance of Benjamin Moore, who donated the paint. “It’s like a landmark,” you said. “I’m honored and happy that people like it.”

 

AL:

I had never done a mural. Nor did I have the needed equipment. My mother had recently died, and I thank my art-loving therapist Dan Lobovits who believed I could and should do this project, using my theater arts experience. Part of this mural’s appeal is that I approached it like a watercolorist: I put the light yellow down first and painted everything over it. If I had painted the darker orange first and then tried to put the yellow over it, it would not glow like it does!

 

 

 

PRAYERS FOR LAKE O. Handwritten prayers on cotton. Designed by Anita Lovitt

 

 

TRR: Following a devastating hurricane season in 2005-6, you worked as a hurricane crisis counselor with Project Hope, supervising teams to create large legacy quilts documenting the effects of the hurricane experience on communities in Palm Beach County. One of the quilts you did with your team is called “Prayers for Lake O.” You tied the lake down with knotted threads and prayers so “it wouldn’t overflow.” The therapeutic effect of creating something new, after having lost one’s possessions is deeply empowering.  Once people can realize that despite their loss they still have a creative spark within them, they are reassured that life will go on.

 

AL:

These quilts now hang in public buildings in Palm Beach County, including the Emergency Operations Center.

 

I served on the Public Art Advisory Board of Delray Beach for 4 years. My “ArtFans” marketing campaign featured the artwork of other Delray Beach public artists. The wood and paper fans were wildly popular and were distributed at free events to promote good will and offer information about art in Delray Beach and the PAAB. They were biodegradable so I wasn’t creating more trash, but we never saw one thrown away.

 

 

 

“ARTFANS” Marketing campaign for PublicArt Advisory Board of Delray Beach

 

 

 

TRR : And you also produced a coloring book?

 

 

SHOEFIRMATIONS ©Anita Lovitt 2015 Coloring book

 

 

AL:

Yes, in 2015, I self-published my first book, “Shoefirmations,” an inspirational coloring book. Each page featured a drawing of a shoe to color and an affirmation that was somehow related. I was just ahead of the surge of adult coloring books!

 

 

 

RADICAL JEWELRY MAKEOVER  Recycled Jewelry by Anita Lovitt

 

 

Last year I participated in the Radical Jewelry Makeover (RJM) project at the Lighthouse ArtCenter. This is a movement to recycle old broken and discarded jewelry—right up my alley, as my motto is “Straw into Gold”! While the opening was canceled due to COVID last March, the RJM show went up late this winter. I am honored to have some of my designs included! The show is up until March 20.

 

 

 

WATER LEAF DREAM ©Anita Lovitt, Watercolor

 

 

 

TRR: Your watercolor classes taking place on Zoom are very popular and the Palm Beach Watercolor Society just hired you to offer a Workshop in April. Tell us about your classes.

 

AL:

 

Since 2002, I have taught watercolor painting in Florida. I developed my skills in workshops with with Charles Reid, Mel Stabin, Skip Lawrence and others. My classes typically consist of a demo, followed by personal attention during the class time, followed by a supportive critique by the class. I also created a Facebook page, Anita Lovitt’s Watercolor Class Student Gallery, where current and former students can interact and comment on each other’s work. This has been a welcome addition, especially during COVID.

 

 

My involvement with the Palm Beach Watercolor Society (PBWS) includes service as Publicity Coordinator, Recording Secretary, and organizer of annual Paint-Arounds. At the Member Luncheon last March, I gave a presentation comparing taste in food with taste in art which was well-received. I am a Signature Member and recently won a second-place prize at the group’s show in Patch Reef Park. For me, it is not about the competition but more about the camaraderie of spending time creating with others. The process of creating while networking professionally helps everyone involved grow.

 

Camera shot of Zoom Class Student artworks with Anita Lovitt

 

Pre-COVID, I taught at local communities and cultural centers. The pandemic forced me to begin teaching on ZOOM. Surprisingly, I found that I liked it a lot and could deliver a great class to more people, some of them living as far away as Vermont and California. Many students have told me the class was the high point of their week, providing encouragement and socialization along with instruction during a challenging period. A number of students had some trouble understanding color temperature, which resulted in this workshop designed to explain it. My current classes include retired teachers (through the United Federation of Teachers). It is deeply gratifying that these teachers enjoy my classes so much, since I was not trained to be a teacher.

 

 

TRR: We can see the depth of your knowledge and have a sense of your multiple abilities!  What else should our readers know about you?

 

AL:

I offer original and custom paintings, prints, surface design, mini-murals, workshops and classes in painting and drawing, as well as consultation and speaking about art.

 

 

 

 

For more information about Anita’s artwork, classes and availability for commissions:

 

Email:    lovittland@gmail.com

FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/anita.lovitt

 

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

 

Website:  anitalovitt.com

 

 

 

 

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3rd Annual Port St. Lucie Spring Art & Craft Expo Opens Call To Artists, Crafters, Vendors. No Fee To Apply

The Port St. Lucie Spring Art & Craft Expo has opened a Call for Artists, Crafters, and Vendors for the Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2 event at the MidFlorida Credit Union Event Center ( formerly the Port St. Lucie Civic Center).  The two-day event offers free parking and admission for a family friendly crowd.  The Rickie Report shares the information in this article.  Don’t wait to apply!  Spaces are filling up for fine art, handcrafts, and jewelry! Remember, this is just before Mother’s Day! There is NO application fee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a beautiful and high visibility setting just off U.S. HWY 1. The event is situated on white asphalt with easy load in and load out for most of the venue, and plenty of free public & exhibitor parking in the parking garage and on street parking just steps away! It also features a generally well-off financially demographic of people just before Mother’s Day weekend!

 

 

 This is a daytime event. Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. Set up will begin Friday 11 am to 6 pm and again Saturday morning 7 am to 10 am. There will be over-night hired, insured, armed security Friday and Saturday nights. 

A Celebration of Life,

Arts & Crafts

and

the Human Spirit

Florida Art & Craft Festivals

 

 

 

 

APPLY  NOW:

www.artandcraftexpo.com

Call for more details:

 

772.492.6105

​Professional ​Event Production ​Companies​

 

 

 

 

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Purchase Your Fabulous Flamingos With Blooms To Benefit Fort Pierce Art Club And Garden Club. Bidding Is Open On-Line With Finale On Saturday, March 20

On Saturday, March 20, 2021 the Garden Club of Fort Pierce will host the Fort Pierce Art Club’s Fabulous Flamingos with Blooms. Beautifully embellished yard ornament flamingos by professional and student artists from Somerset Preparatory College Academy and St. Lucie West Centennial High School will be auctioned at the event. Proceeds will fund the Club’s youth and Student Fine Art Scholarships. Information and applications for the Fine Art Scholarships will be posted on the Club’s website at the end of April. See photos of the Fabulous Flamingos online or visit the originals in downtown Fort Pierce‘s store windows and businesses. The auction bidding is now open online and closes at 4 PM on Saturday, March 20.  The Rickie Report shares the links and information to see the Fabulous Flamingo auction and more club information. Don’t miss our sneak peeks of some flamingos!

 

 

Fabulous   Flamingos   with   Blooms  

 

 

Saturday, March 20, 2021

 

NOON – 4 PM

 

 

911 Parkway Drive   Fort Pierce, FL

 

 

 

PLACE    YOUR    BIDS    NOW!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starting bids on all flamingos are $15.00

Photos of the Flamingos, more Details, and Bid:

 

 

www.fortpierceartclub.org

 

 

 

“Over The Top” by Allison Divan

 

 

 

The Garden Club of Fort Pierce, 911 Parkway Drive, will host “Flamingos with Blooms” on Saturday, March 20, 2021, from Noon to 4 PM. The flamingos donated by Carl and Kathryn Hensley were enhanced by artists from the Fort Pierce Art Club and along the Treasure Coast.

 

 

“Fla-Bling-O Family” by Barbara Tarantino

 

 

 

The event will include the auction of the artistic flamingos, the sale of plants, raffle prizes and floral decor. Many of the flamingos will be for inside as well as outside. The proceeds from the sale of the plants, raffles, and floral designs will support the 70 year old Garden Club. The proceeds from the Flamingos will go to the Fort Pierce Art Club Scholarship fund which will be given out in April to local students, both in junior high to adult. Bidding for the flamingos is now online and will be available during the event starting now. Go to www.fortpierceartclub.orgto see photos of the flamingos, get more details, and bid.

 

 

 

 

“The Ballerina” by Maggie Cook

 

 

For information and to learn more, please contact Blanca Rancourt, the Garden Club of Fort Pierce at (772) 461-9725 or Jeanne Johansen, the Fort Pierce Art Club (772-579-1529). Please follow both organizations on Facebook. Both Fort Pierce clubs are 501(c)3 organizations with decades of community services.

 

 

Hibiscus Flamingo” by Bailie Cantin

 

 

Finished flamingos may be seen online at www.fortpierceartclub.org and in the following store windows and businesses downtown Fort Pierce: CenterState Bank, Chaney’s Floral Shop, Old Florida Coffee Co, SLC Chamber of Commerce Seven Gables House, the Carlton Center, 2nd Street Art Gallery, Rooster in the Garden Restaurant, and Wallflower Frame Gallery.

 

 

 

For questions about any of these events, calls to artists, upcoming workshops, or how to become a member of this vibrant arts organization:

Call:  772-579-1529 (Jeanne Johansen)

Email:  Fortpierce.art.club@gmail.com

Visit: www.fortpierceartclub.org

 

 

 

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Vero Beach Art Club Announces Spring Classes And Workshops For Adults And Children. Public Invited To “Homecoming Exhibit & Gift Show”, “Under The Oaks”, And “Inspired By 2020”

The Vero Beach Art Club‘s energy is contagious! New Art Classes and Workshops for Spring 2021 are being offered both On-Line and In-Person.  Reserve your spot for a myriad of classes (Portrait, Figurative, Intro to Art any medium, Limited Oil Palette for Beginners, Loose Abstract Figurative).  Reservations are preferred for Workshops (Mask Making for kids, Mask Making for adults), and walk-ins are welcome.  Visit the “Homecoming Exhibit & Gift Show” (NOW through March 19); “Under The Oaks” prestigious Art Fair (March 12,13,14); “Inspired by 2020” (Opens on Friday, April 2 during the First Friday Gallery Art Stroll and continues through May 14, 2021).  New members are always welcome to join this vibrant artist networking organization!  The Rickie Report shares the details about all of these events and a few sneak peeks.  See you in Vero!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW Art Classes & Workshops for Spring 2021

 

On-Line and In Person Classes

 

Vero Beach Art Club

 

1903 14th Ave., Vero Beach, FL. 32960

 

 

 

 

C l a s s e s:

 

Loose Abstract Figurative

Loose Abstract Figurative—PART 2

 

 

Wednesday’s March 17 — April 21, 2021

Instructor: Victoria Gomez Mayol

Cost: $75 Members & $170 Non Member

 

 

 

The Limited Palette – Oil (Beginners)

 

Tuesday’s March 2, – March 30, 2021

Instructor: Cathleen Hahn

Cost: $150 Members & $170 Non Member

 

 

 

Online Introduction to Art – Any Medium

 

Thursday’s  March 25, 2021 – April 22, 2021

Instructor: Susan Miller

Cost: $150 Members & $170 Non Member

 

 

 

Open Studios: Figurative Life

 

Monday’s, 12 pm -3 pm

Moderator: Isabel Garrett

Member Price: $10.00 Non Member Price: $15.00

 

Open Studios: Portrait Life

 

Friday’s,   9:30 am-12 pm

Moderator: Marie Morrow

Member Price: $10.00 Non Member Price: $15.00

 

To Enroll:  Vero Beach Art Club      772-217-3345

info@verobeachartclub.org

https://www.verobeachartclub.org/classes-art-club-annex

 

 

 

W o r k s h o p s:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Become a Mascherari – Mask Making For Adults

 

Saturday, March 20, 2021   12 pm -3 pm

Instructor: Ann Dozetos & Cheryl Franklin

Cost: Adults $20 Members & $25 Non Member

 

 

Become a Mascherari – Mask Making For Kids

 

Saturday, March 27, 2021    12 pm -2 pm

Instructor: Ann Dozetos & Cheryl Franklin

Cost: Children $15 Members & $20 Non Member

 

 

To Enroll:  Vero Beach Art Club      772-217-3345

info@verobeachartclub.org

https://www.verobeachartclub.org/classes-art-club-annex

 

 

 

 

HOMECOMING   EXHIBIT   &   GIFT   SHOW

NOW Through March 19, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNDER  THE  OAKS

Friday March 12, 2021  9 am – 5 pm

Saturday March 13, 2021   9 am – 5 pm

Sunday March 14, 2021   10 am – 4 pm

 

 

FREE Admission And OPEN To The PUBLIC

UNDER THE OAKS is the largest event and fundraiser of the Vero Beach Art Club.  Held each year in March this show gathers over 200 artists from around the nation and beyond to exhibit at this highly respected juried show. Voted in the Top 200 Art Shows in the Nation by Art Fair Source Book and in the Top 200 Art Shows in Florida by Sunshine Artist. Over 50,000 visitors attend this popular crowd favorite in shady Riverside Park.

LOCATION:

Riverside Park in Vero Beach, FL (Orchid Island)  Riverside Park is a city regulated property. The Art Show does not allow animals in the park or left unattended in vehicles so remember to leave your pets comfortably at home please

 

 

APRIL  EXHIBIT 

“Inspired By 2020” Exhibit

 

 

Art image courtesy of Vero Beach Art Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About The Vero Beach Art Club:

 

The Vero Beach Art Club, formed in 1936, is an independent, non-profit organization serving its members and the Vero Beach art community through, education, exhibitions, social events and monthly meetings with special programs and guest artists.

The public is always welcome to attend our monthly meetings.

Our Events are free to attend and open to the public.

They feature many of our talented artists.

Also be sure to see our Artists Gallery with artwork for sale by our members.

 

 

Click HERE for more Information ~

 

 

The Art Club Annex

1791 Old Dixie Highway, Vero Beach, FL.

Annex Phone Number: 772-217-3345

 

 


 

 

For information about classes, workshops, virtual events, exhibits, membership opportunities please visit:

www.verobeachartclub.org

 

 

 

 

 

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City Of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places Presents 5th International Kinetic Art Exhibit Saturday, March 6 & Sunday, March 7. Free And Open To The Public

The City of Boynton Beach‘s Art in Public Places program brings the 5th Kinetic Art Exhibit, showcasing international, national, and local luminaries on Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7.  The FREE Events take place outdoors and indoors, with opportunities to interact with the displays and speak with the artists.  A special Artist Meet and Greet Panel Discussion takes place on Saturday. Explore Smartphone Augmented Reality (AR), meet 6 “Karibu” artists, experience kinetic art in new ways! How exciting that this family friendly event takes place in our backyard!  Check out the Pinwheel Youth Art Contest, enjoy live music and food trucks.  ASL Interpreted tours begin at 1:00 p.m. (Saturday & Sunday).  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks. Kudos to the hard working committee who put this together. We are proud to be a media sponsor!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021     KINETIC     ART     EXHIBIT

Saturday, March 6, 2021   9 am – 6 pm

Sunday, March 7, 2021   11 am – 4 pm 

 

 

 

 

 Interactive Kinetic sculpture: “The Healing Heart”by  Rubem Robierb

 

 

Meet the Artists Panel Discussion

Saturday, March 6     11:30 am

 

Panel discussion with Artists: Adrian Landon, Rubem Robierb, Lloyd Goradesky and Trina Slade Burks. The Panel will be moderated by longtime ABC newsman, Sam Champion.

 

 

 

Outdoor   Sculpture   Exhibit:

 

 

City of Boynton Beach – City Hall – 100 E. Ocean Avenue

Open 24/7    Self guided walking tour

Get your free map or app: IntlKineticArtEvent.org.  

 

Let Love Guide Your Way”by Lloyd Goradesky

 

What is Kinetic Art? Kinetic Art is a form of art that depends on movement for its effect. The word kinetic means relating to motion. Since the early 20th Century, artists have been incorporating movement into art. This has been partly to explore the possibilities of movement, partly to introduce the element of time, partly to reflect the importance of the machine and technology in the modern world and partly to explore the nature of vision.

 

 

 

Outdoor  Sculptures:

 

 

 

“Karibu”   Pole   Spinners

 

 

 

Indoor Kinetic art by  Ron Agam

 

 

Indoor   Sculpture  Exhibit:

 

 Boynton Beach Arts & Cultural Center – 125 E. Ocean Avenue

 

 

 

As the first major events in the newly renovated Cultural Center, the two-day exhibition of kinetically inspired work will be presented in the beautiful 4,000-square-foot entertainment space that can safely welcome 130 people (Masks Required).

 

Artists include: Adrian Landon, Ron Agam, Joel Amit (Blue Gallery); Olga Duenas; Kimon Fotaidis; Brookheart Jonqui; Oliver Haligon (Haligon Fine Art); Marco Mahler; Debbie Mostel Designs; Kyle Poyser; Luissa Russo; Darren Miller; Frank Hyder; Lloyd Goradesky; and Ana Giovinazzo.   Mobiles, op art, and at least eight of Frank Hyder’s giant two-faced inflatable heads will be on display.

 

 

 

 

“How the Universe Began by Debbie Mostel Designs

 

 

 

 

 

Weekend Art Experiences:

 

 

The FREE Outdoor and Indoor Exhibits brings meaningful and playful public art by prominent Kinetic artists from around the world, which reflect a variety of styles and modes of movement. Masks are required. Limited parking is available on East Ocean Ave. Lots of the additional parking is available in the lots to the north and east of the Arts & Cultural Center with entrances from Boynton Beach Blvd or SE 1st Street.

 

 

For more information, please visit:

 https://www.boynton-beach.org/kinetic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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Wellington Art Society Features Artists Anthony Burks And Trina Slade Burks For Their March 10 Meeting

The Wellington Art Society presents an art demonstration by Anthony Burks and Trina Slade Burks at their Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, March 10The public is invited to this FREE event.  The Rickie Report shares these details, some sneak peeks of these award-winning art visionaries’ artworks. RSVP to get the Zoom link!

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  March 10, 2021

 7 PM

 

 

FEATURING:  

 

 

ANTHONY  BURKS

&  

TRINA  SLADE  BURKS

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

Please RSVP to: presidentofwas@gmail.com

for the Zoom Link to attend

 

 

 

“Mermaids” by Trina Slade Burks

 

Anthony Burks, a native Floridian, is a conceptual fine and commercial artist.  His vibrant artwork employs numerous forms of media including pen and ink, pastels, watercolor and color pencil. After graduating from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale (AIFL), Anthony has gone on to have a successful career as a freelance graphic designer as well as win many prestigious awards and grants for his fine art. He has also exhibited his artwork at various galleries, museums and events over the years.

 

 

 

“Rooted Ground Red lion” by Anthony Burks

 

 

In 2020, Anthony landed a major public art commission with the Canopy Hilton Hotel in West Palm Beach.  Recently awarded the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County Artist Innovation Fellowship, Anthony will be exhibiting as a Cultural Council Fellow this summer at the Council’s Gallery. He is presently working on a major series as well as a coffee table art book at his studio hosted by Zero Empty Spaces. For more information, please visit his website at https://www.anthonyburkscollection.com/.

 

 

 

Anthony and his wife, Trina Slade Burks, strive to encourage artistic youth to further pursue their own creative talents and to help promote the arts.  Together, they are joint founders of ATB Fine Art Group, Inc.™, Soul Poetry™, Continuum PB Arts Fair and Collaboration by ATB Fine Art Group, Inc. Art Showcase.

 

 

 

“Ramel Jasir” by Anthony Burks

 

 

Trina Slade Burks’ multimedia influences include creative writing, visual arts, music and theatrical artistic art disciplines, which she incorporates into her works of painting, drawing and writing poetry.  Trina says, “Being a multidiscipline artist allows me to express my soul in many facets and allows my mind to expand my creative self to a larger audience.”

 

 

Arts in integration has been Trina’s passion for 30 years. She has worked with numerous institutions, organizations and programs teaching art appreciation, enrichment, history and technique to children and adults alike.  She has worked in at-risk communities and juvenile prisons as well as public and parochial schools in New York City and South Florida. Trina has also been involved in the public art schools of the Palm Beach County School District, BAK Middle School of the Arts and Dreyfoos High School of the Arts; helping young artists prepare for auditions.

 

 

 

 

 

Trina is a founding member and board member of the Artists of Palm Beach County and a former board member and committee chair of the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum. In 2018, she established a 501(c)3 called the No More Starving Artist Foundation in order to build legacies for artists in Palm Beach County.

 

 

Trina has been honored with many awards and grants over the years including Women of Excellence in the Arts. Recently, she was selected as one of the artists to be featured in The Commons: 15 Artists, 15 Spaces Project. Her interactive installation at The Commons will be on exhibit at Coleman Park in West Palm Beach until June. She is also presently working on a series of collaborative workshops on the therapeutic use of art and music for treating mental illness. 

 

 

The Burks’ son, Raymond, received the Wellington Art Society’s Scholarship in 2014. Among other projects, he is involved in the management and development of ATB’s Ethnic Mermaid brand designed by Anthony Burks and is presently in the stages of writing two books.

 

 

 

 

 

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

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

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ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Supports Artists And Photographers Who Use Their Talent And Creativity To Help Wildlife And The Environment.  Applications Are Now Open For International Call To Artists

The International ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2021 is now open for entries. Focusing our attention on the plight of endangered and threatened species/habitats, ENDANGERED encourages artists and photographers who are committed to and focused on using their talent to support wildlife and the environment. The Virtual Artist in Residence Program is awarded monthly to the artist or photographer who has submitted 3 or more entries to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021. The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks from previous artists and details of how to apply for the 2021 Exhibit!

 

 

 

 

VIRTUAL    ARTIST   in   RESIDENCE    Program   2021

ENDANGERED: Art4Apes wants to encourage and support those artists and photographers who are committed to using their talent and creativity to help wildlife and the environment.  

 

 

 

“The Last Leaf”,  Photograph by Renee Rivard, VAiR candidate 2020   ©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

We are looking for artists and photographers with a body of high caliber work focused on endangered or threatened species or habitats.  

 

 

 

 

 

“Great Migration”  Oil Painting by Shay Davis, ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021 entry©2021 All Rights Reserved  

 

 

 

 

Each month, from March to October, one artist and one photographer will be selected as Virtual Artists in Residence and will be given a month of promotion to help get their work in front of as many people as we can.  

 

 

 

 

 

“In Her Eyes”  Photograph by Katie Murray,  VAiR for August 2020 ©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

We   offer   the   VAiRs:

 

 

  • A 2 artist online show (one artist, one photographer) in our ENDANGERED Online! Gallery for one month.  It will feature up to 9 pieces of your work with brief descriptions.

  • A dedicated page on the Art4Apes website, featuring a personal message about your art and commitment to wildlife and the environment.  You may also include a short bio and artist statement.  We can show up to 10 images of your work.  

  • Weekly social media posts featuring your images on Facebook and Instagram for one month

  • An online YouTube interview discussing your art/images will be posted to the Art4Apes YouTube channel

  • We will design a custom e-flyer for you to send to clients and contacts

  • You will be featured in our monthly email newsletter.  

 

 

 

 

 

“Cuddle Scene 1”  Oil painting by Sai Lev, Fine Art VAiR March 2021©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

Eligibility – Submit 3 or more entries:

 

 

 

 

Each month the curatorial committee of Art4Apes will select one artist and one photographer from the pool who have submitted 3 or more entries to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021. The committee will be looking for quality of work and the best interpretation of the theme of the contest. 

 

 

 

 

 

“Whiteout”  Photograph by Phoenix, Photography VAiR March 2021©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

 

All entries will be eligible for the contest prizes and places in the annual online exhibition in November and December.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021

ENTER NOW

 CLOSING  DATE:  September 23, 2021

https://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php? content=event_info&event_id=1767

ENDANGERED Online!

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

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds benefit the Center for Great Apes
https://www.centerforgreatapes.org

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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