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Lake Worth Art League Calls On Artists To Create While Physically Distanced And To View New Exhibit When Artists Eye Gallery Reopens

The Lake Worth Art League announces “It’s A Time For Art”!  The Artist’s Eye Gallery is temporarily closed, but we are looking at the bright side. We remind artists that this is an unprecedented time to create art!  All receptions are free and open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details and will let you know when the Gallery reopens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spend time with yourself! Tune into your inner creative. Suggestions: Rework a piece that you were dissatisfied with, try out a new medium, or make something new. Challenge yourself! Low on materials? Dig thru your art supplies and make a mixed media piece on any surface. The possibilities are endless. We all know that creating art takes us to a happy place. Go to that place and make happy, colorful, joyful, beautiful, uplifting art. Relieve your anxiety by listening to the news just once in the morning; not all day. Get off the couch and stay away from those extra trips to the fridge. Cabin fever? Try a plein air piece from the balcony or in your own backyard. A dose of fresh air and a commune with nature is healthy respite from the studio.

 

 

Did you know that art lovers and artists alike can still see beautiful art with a visual museum tour of the world’s finest museums?

 

When our galley reopens it will be brimming with new art to share and we will invite you to view these works at no charge, and to attend our Opening Receptions.

 

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Artists, would you like to show your work in our gallery?

We are proud to offer an unprecedented equal opportunity for all artists! We are unique in the fact that we accept the work of ALL artists, from emerging to professional, to show, sell and compete for awards in our Artist’s Eye Gallery and Boutique in downtown Lake Worth. 

 

 

The Artist’s Eye Gallery is operated by the Lake Worth Art League, the oldest non-profit art organization in Palm Beach County, founded in 1941. The league is comprised of very talented artists from all disciplines. More good news… it is very inexpensive to join and show. First, become a member for just $75. per year. You then have the opportunity to show up to 5 pieces of work in each one of our 8 judged “season” shows. Each show is judged by a qualified judge that is not affiliated with the League. The league offers cash prizes and ribbons for first, second, third, and honorable mention award winners. A Recognition ribbon is also awarded.  Entry fee for each show is $25. for the first entry and $15. for the second. Summer exhibitions continue with reduced prices for entry. The league retains 20% of all sales, which along with membership, entry fees and our volunteers, helps keep the gallery open and your work visible to the public. A reception with light refreshment is held for each show. All shows are advertised. Membership offers meetings, discounted classes, social events and the opportunity to sell your work in our Boutique.

 

For more information  about this exhibit, future exhibits, classes, workshops, or membership:

604 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth, FL  33460

561.586.6666     lwartleague.org

 

Gallery Hours:   Tuesday thru Sunday    Noon – 4 pm

Meet the Artists Reception 1st Friday of each month  6-8 pm

Bringing art to the community from the community, since 1941

 

 

 

 

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Artists Doing Their Thing During A Crisis: Free Webinar, Financial Relief Resources, How To Acquire Your Own Patrons, Let Your Craft Be An Essential Saving Grace


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Trina Slade-Burks and Anthony Burks Sr. continue to be significant supporters of artists, by offering a FREE Webinar “So You Want To Be A Curator” tomorrow, Thursday, March 26. The video will be available for 24 hours after viewing. They also share important financial and other resources in this Rickie Report article. Feel free to share this timely information.  Physical distancing does not mean we have to be socially distanced.  Let’s stay connected!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTISTS    DOING    THEIR   THING

DURING    A    CRISIS

 

 

So You Want to Be a Curator Free Webinar

(Facebook live)

 

THURSDAY,  MARCH 26         1PM

 

YOU  MUST  RSVP!

 

Big or small curating an event takes a lot of planning. When you attend events, do you think to yourself “This is so easy. I can do this.”.

With COVID-19 situation happening right now & everyone social distancing for the time being, a webinar-style, Facebook Live type of event is the best option.

Once you RSVP we will connect via FB & Trina will give you access to the private group. You will keep access to the group & have access to the video for 24 hours after the original airing of the webinar.

 

RSVP HERE

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/so-you-want-to-be-a-curator-webinar-facebook-live-tickets-100479729576

 

 

 

 

Join Patreon & Acquire your Own Patrons

 

 

 

 

 

What is a patron?   They are a person who supports with money, gifts, efforts, or endorsements to creatives, institutions, causes, events etc…

Want to find a way to link up with other creatives or provide exclusive content to people who want to support your visions?

 

Financial Relief Resources for Artists

During COVID-19

 

 

 

We know that many artists have lost some of their fiscal opportunities due to the present crisis. Teaching gigs, mural projects and art exhibitions have come to a halt because we have been sequestered, schools and institutions are closed, and we must be socially distance ourselves from the public. But bills still need to be paid!  There are financial options in place for you. 

Find the list 

HERE

 

https://www.artworkarchive.com/blog/financial-relief-resources-for-artists-during-covid-19

 

 

 

Let your Craft be an Essential Saving Grace

Lake Park business 3D printing face shields to protect healthcare workers from coronavirus

 

 

 

 

Here’s a challenge. We are in an international crisis. Evaluate your talent resources. Can your talent help someone? 

 

Here is an example

 

You may have a lot to offer and you didn’t know you could. 

How can you make a difference?

Put your thinking cap on and assist an immediate need.

 

 

 

Working on Something New? Go Live

 

 

“Ethnic Mermaid” by Anthony Burks, Sr

 

 

So you are tired of this social distancing thing and you are cooped up in your studio.  Why not go live and let the world see your talent.  Artists, DJ’s, singers & even yoga instructors are using Facebook, IG and Youtube as a tool to get the audience to see their creativity. 

This is REAL EXPOSURE at your convenience. 

 

 

 

 

 

About ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC:

 

ATB is an all Art business and art-consulting firm created in 1993.  Its mission is to provide professional image building opportunities for artists and businesses through creative and unique concepts.  ATB has been educating, promoting and creating artistic concepts and visions for two decades.

The ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC, please visit http://www.atbfineartists.com/, follow us @atbfineartists on IG, or https://www.facebook.com/atbfadllc or contact us at 561-714-6674.

About No More Starving Artists Foundation (NMSAF):

 

NMSAF is a 501(c)3 founded 2018 whose mission is to build the legacies for artists from Palm Beach County.  It was established to help primarily Palm Beach County artists be sustainable by providing opportunities and services. For more information about NMSAF visit http://www.nmsaf.org/ follow us @nmsafpbc on twitter and IG, or https://www.facebook.com/nmsaf/ or contact us on 561-714-6674.

 

 

 

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Here Is Something You CAN Do During The Covid19 Crisis!


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While being physically distanced, there is no reason to feel powerless. Negotiations are ongoing in the Senate on what is being called “Phase Three” of the COVID-19 response relief package. As you know, the coronavirus has already had a devastating economic impact on America’s nonprofit arts sector—financial losses to date are estimated to be $3.6 billion. More advocacy is needed and you can help with the click of your computer, a phone call to your Congressional  legislators, or a letter.  The Rickie Report gives you the links and information here.  Please share with others who appreciate, enjoy, and want to support the cultural arts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The U.S. Senate legislation under consideration today has several items we’ve been asking for—your advocacy has been working! For example, there is some funding for the NEA, but it’s not enough. Self-employed artists, creative workers, and nonprofits appear to be included in the Paycheck Protection and Small Business Administration disaster loan provisions, but we need to ensure they are included in the final bill version.

 

More advocacy is needed!

 

 

In order to support the sector at this vital time, request that your members of Congress include the following in the current legislative package currently being negotiated:

  • Support $4 billion in COVID-19 relief funding to be administered by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services—House Arts Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and House STEAM Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) led a letter to House Leadership with this ask, Senate Cultural Caucus Co-Chair Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) did the same in the Senate. Waive matching requirements and general operating support reprogramming for FY2020 grantees, as well as for COVID-19-specific grantmaking;
  • Encourage charitable giving by increasing the allowable amount of the proposed $300 above-the-line tax deduction available to taxpayers that do not itemize their returns, and removing AGI limits on allowed deductions for charitable giving;
  • Ensure that proposed forgivable SBA disaster relief loans support all arts and culture workers by: specifying that access to forgivable loans is available for self-employed workers, increasing the employer eligibility threshold by applying the 500 employee cap to fulltime employees, and eliminating the employer size cap for nonprofit organizations;
  • Support pandemic unemployment benefits for workers ineligible for state unemployment benefits, which will provide essential support for self-employed workers in the arts and culture sector; and
  • Ensure arts eligibility for additional forms of disaster relief, such as Community Development Block Grants, education and lifelong learning programs, and health and wellness initiatives.

In a national survey by Americans for the Arts, 91% of responding arts organizations indicated that they have cancelled one or more events. Many arts organizations have closed their doors for months to come. These estimates are based on more than 5,000 respondents to an Americans for the Arts nationwide COVID-19 impact survey, and then further extrapolation of those data nationally using IRS data about nonprofit arts and cultural organizations. The most recent figures show economic losses of $3.6 billion to date, up from $3.2 billion last week. The survey is ongoing, and these figures will be updated regularly. Given that losses documented in the survey have occurred only in the last two months, Americans for the Arts anticipates additional billions in potential revenue losses for the nonprofit arts and culture field.

Join us in calling on Congress NOW to include the aforementioned items in the final package for COVID-19 relief.

 

 

 

ABOUT AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS:

Our mission is to build recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and to lead, serve, and advance the diverse networks of organizations and individuals who cultivate the arts in America.

Connecting your best ideas and leaders from the arts, communities, and business, together we can work to ensure that every American has access to the transformative power of the arts.

www.americansforthearts.org

 

 

 

 

 

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New Studio For The Visual Arts Presents Free Virtual Classes, Videos, Kids Art Activities, And A Kids Art Contest


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The New Studio For The Visual Arts will offer FREE: on-line classes as well as art critiques with Peggy Kirkwood, a daily themed Kids Korner video with Kate Lindquist (Miss Kate), video workshops with Ted Matz on different painting techniques and art critiques, plus the continuation of “DONUT WARS” Art Contest for students in grades K – 8.  We give separate details about the upcoming Plein Air trip to Bend, Oregon from June 20-27 being led by Ted Matz. The Rickie Report is happy to share these offerings with you. Being physically distanced does not mean we have to be socially distanced.  Now, more than ever, art can bring us together! Please share this information with others.

 

 

 

 

The New Studio for the Visual Arts

Proudly Presents:

 

 

PEGGY  KIRKWOOD:

 

 

“Orchid” by Peggy Kirkwood   Beyond Basic of Watercolor Class

 

Peggy tells The Rickie Report, “For anyone interested in joining class online they should send me their email address if they are not already receiving our emails. I will create a meeting in Zoom and send them the invitation with the URL link to click on to access online status. They do not need to have a Zoom account to join. If they would like a critique of their work they should email me a good photo for me to discuss with them during the online session”. 

 

Wednesdays  9 am – Noon     Basics of Watercolor
Wednesdays  1 – 4 pm             Beyond Basics Watercolor
Thursdays   1-4 pm                  Beyond Basics Watercolor/Mixed Media
Peggy is also looking into creating some demonstration videos for students to watch at their convenience.   Contact Peggy:  peggy.newstudiova@gmail.com

 

 

 

TED  MATZ:

 

 

“Working With Scary Greens” by Ted Matz

 

 

Ted Matz has developed a series of weekly scheduled Virtual Painting Demonstrations that will concentrate on common problems that students have with their work, along with the concepts that can be applied to any medium. He tells The Rickie Report, ” Trailer videos are being planned and sent out 3 days prior to my demonstration videos. The trailers will be released on Mondays and the Demonstrations will occur on the following Thursdays. These are not live videos; the student can watch them at their own convenience”.

 

Once the viewer has completed the suggested exercises, they then may take a photo of their work, send the photo to Ted at tedmatz@comcast.net. Once that is received Ted will give a critique of the work that they completed.

 

To access the video demonstrations the student simply has to click on the link provided via email or on The New Studio website www.thenewstudiova.net

 

The trailers are designed to generate excitement about the demonstrations and also to inform people of what the subject matter will be for that week. The videos are tentatively planned to begin the week of March 23.

 

See tentative schedule below:

  • “Scary Greens”, March 23; In this video the world of greens will be demystified and the student will be shown how with a few simple color mixing techniques they can make rich, vibrant greens.

 

  • “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark”, April 2; Students have a tendency to paint with weak values and non-saturated colors, in this video they will learn how to challenge themselves to venture into the dark, enjoy it and make in the end make their lights sing.

 

  • “Being in the Red”, April 9; This video will illustrate how to keep the warm colors warm and avoid painting pink tomatoes. The student will learn how to layer color to make your reds more saturated in color and bring out the vibrancy of their color choices.

 

  • The Advantages of a Limited Palette, April 16
  • Painting Light and Atmosphere, April 23
  • Putting Life in Your Still Life’s, April 23
  • Brush Work Secrets, April 30
  • Painting from Photographs, May 7
  • Compositional Pitfalls, May 14

 

 

 

KATE   LINDQUIST

 

Kate Lindquist is a Palm Beach County local who grew up with love of art and learning for as far back as she can remember. This love drove her to get a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Florida and Masters in Art Education from Florida International University. For over 15 years Kate has worked with youth, teaching art, inspiring creativity, and sparking curiosity. She has had the opportunity to work in both public and private schools, with art centers and rec centers, designing and implementing engaging curriculum that ties together the academic subject matter through the use of arts.

 

 

Kids Korner with Miss Kate

 

 

Kate has hosted various Twitter chats, written for the education platforms DisruptEDtv and Teachers on Fire, and shared her views on three education podcasts. She is a huge proponent of spreading kindness and lives by her motto “It only takes heart to make ART”. You can follow her daily on Twitter as @heARTISTatWORK for a daily dose of her “Kateness”.

Kate tells The Rickie Report, “Every Friday I will announce the following weeks theme AND attach a google doc in the video description with materials needed each day, links to videos, books, and other helpful resources”.

 

 

 

 

Kids Korner with Miss Kate

 

Here is the channel link:

The first video is already up and below is the logo as well as some project examples!
A daily YouTube video Monday through Friday
Each week will have a theme
Projects will include art words, famous artists, new techniques, cultural art as well as a little math, science and English for the fun of it!

 

 

 

KIDS  KORNER  DONUT WARS  ART  CONTEST

CONTEST  DATE  EXTENDED!!!!    

NEW DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED FOR DEADLINE AND CELEBRATION!!!   

 

Students grades K – 8 have the chance to participate in Donut Wars to celebrate Youth Art Month with The New Studio for the Visual Arts and Jupiter Donuts!

Presented to you by The New Studio for the Visual Arts and Jupiter Donuts

 

THEME: DONUTS!         GUIDELINES: ANY MEDIUM

2D MAX SIZE 11″ X 14″        3D MAX SIZE 12″ X 12″ X 12″

DEADLINE: TBA – Still Accepting artworks

All artwork must have entry form attached.  Please contact New Studio with questions:   561-295-5712 

In celebration of Youth Art Month, the community is joining forces to bring you a sweet and delicious art extravaganza like never before! We will showcase the amazing artistic talent of the local youth with Donut Wars!

The New Studio for the Visual Arts, will offer art, music, fun and Donuts to celebrate the art of creativity. The official Donut Judges from Jupiter Donuts will determine the Grand Prize winner of the art contest based on creativity, craftsmanship, and composition. All family members and friends welcome!

Theme: DONUTS!!!!

Guidelines: Participants must be in grades K-8.

Each participant may enter one piece of artwork that depicts the above theme in a unique and creative way…some idea sparks may be: to invent a new flavor, draw it zoomed in/out, create an art parody, give it human like attributes…but most importantly is to have fun!

Entries can be 2-D or 3-D and any artistic medium.
2-D artwork must be no larger than 11” x 14”
3-D artwork must by no larger than 12” x 12” x 12”
Please fill out and attach the below entry form onto the back of 2-D artwork or bottom of 3-D pieces

Deadline: All artwork must be delivered to : STILL ACCEPTING ENTRIES

Location: 1615 S. Cypress Drive, Jupiter, FL 33469 Phone: 561-295-5712

Kate Lindquist at peaceloveart3@gmail.com or 561-282-8517

Prizes: All participants will receive a certificate of entry. Prizes will be given to each of the following groups K-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th-8th with one grand prize winner. Artwork will remain on view at The New Studio (TBA)

Kids Korner Donut Wars Art Contest Entry Form

 

Participant Name: ________________________________________

Grade: ________________

School Attended: _______________________________________________________

Title of Artwork:

________________________________________________________________

 

______I give permission for my child’s artwork to be photographed and used in media materials

______I DO NOT give permission for my child’s artwork to be photographed and used in media materials

 

Parent/Guardian Name: _________________________________________________________

Email: ________________________________________

Phone No.: ______________________

Parent/Guardian Signature: ______________________________Date: ________

 

 

 

PLEIN  AIR  OREGON  2020

For more information about this trip please contact tedmatz@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

For more information about these classes or other exhibits:

 

Call 561-295-5712

www.thenewstudiova.net

The New Studio for the Visual Arts is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Charitable Educational Organization.  #CH56474 A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATON AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800) 435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE.  REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

 

 

 

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Charles Moses Is Wellington Art Society’s Featured Artist At Whole Foods. Wellington Whole Foods Market Offers Food For Your Soul And Your Body


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The Wellington Art Society and Wellington Whole Foods Market are currently showing an exhibit by Palm Beach County native, Charles Moses.  The exhibit is on display now through April 30 with a Meet the Artist Reception on Friday, April 3, 2020. A donation of $5 will go to the WAS Scholarship Fund. Whole Foods market in Wellington offers food for the soul as well as the body!  Tasty snacks and wine will be served.  The Rickie Report shares the details, a few sneak peeks, and reminds you that all artwork is for sale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON   ART   SOCIETY

Presents

 

 

A   SOLO   EXHIBITION

 

by

 

CHARLES   MOSES

 

 

 

MEET  THE  ARTIST:

Friday, April 3, 2020

6:30 – 8 PM

 

 Open to the Public

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL

561.904.4000

Exhibit Is Available Now through April 30, 2020

 

 

Sunset Landscape by Charles Moses

 

 

 

The current featured artist at Wellington Whole Foods Gallery is self- taught artist Charles Moses.  Born and raised in Palm Beach County, he received a Business Administration degree from Northwood University.  Charles began his career in Information Technology working in the Northeast for several years.  Many of his paintings reflect his time there, with his landscapes of lighthouses and fall colors.

 

 

Seascape by Charles Moses

 

 

 

Charles’s love of art began with a picture he painted for his mother who urged him to continue with his painting.  He received encouragement from all his art teachers in school.  After retiring he was able to devote full time to his art and experiment with various subjects.  Today he works mainly with oil on canvas painting portraits, landscapes and seascapes with music playing in the background.  He likes to incorporate “See the Music” in all his work. Charles’s exhibit will be on display until April 30, 2020.

 

Wildlife Scene by Charles Moses

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In its 39th 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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Hobe Sound Fine Arts League Invites Public To Advancement Of Arts Fundraiser Benefiting 5 Local Schools


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The Hobe Sound Fine Arts League will hold its annual Advancement For The Arts Fundraiser on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Lost Lake Country Club.  All proceeds will go directly to the Art Departments of five local schools: Hobe Sound Elementary, Sea Wind Elementary, Warfield Elementary, Murray Middle School, and South Fork High School. The public is encouraged to attend and support this effort!  The Rickie Report shares the details to purchase luncheon tickets and raffle tickets.

 

 

 

 

 

ANNUAL  

ADVANCEMENT  FOR  THE  ARTS  

FUNDRAISER

 

 

 

BENEFITS ARTS PROGRAMS AT:

 

 

 

HOBE SOUND ELEMENTARY

SEA WIND ELEMENTARY

WARFIELD  ELEMENTARY

MURRAY MIDDLE SCHOOL

SOUTH FORK HIGH SCHOOL

 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2020

11 AM – 2 PM

Lost Lake Country Club

Luncheon:   $35. 

Raffle:  $5.

 

 

For tickets to luncheon and/or raffle:

 

Contact Ed Douglas at eddouglasfinearts@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

About The Hobe Sound Fine Arts League:

Our Studio & Gallery:

The Market Place Square

8879 SE Bridge Road      Hobe Sound, FL 33455

We are located between Winn-Dixie & Scooter’s Restaurant

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM (October-April)

The Hobe Sound Fine Arts League, previously known as The Art League of Hobe Sound, was formed on January 23, 1984 with the following members: Dolores Alchermes Zapatelli, Rosalie Becht, Charlotte Denniston, Evelyn Gaio, Margaret Matlock, and Jean Seewald. The League held their meetings in the St. Christopher’s Parish hall.

The decision to incorporate was made in November 1985. From the beginning, a professional artist gave the League members a monthly demonstration in the artist specialty.

The original Gallery space was obtained in April of 1987, and opened publicly the following September. This provided the members with a place to exhibit there art. At the same, time, the art instruction program was instituted and classes in various art media were opened to members as well as the general public. Our new Gallery space was obtained in 1996.

 

 

Membership, Gallery, offering Classes & Workshops:

Centralized Center for the Arts in Southern Martin County, Florida

 

Mission Statement:

  • To enhance the knowledge, creativity, and skills of local artists through classes, workshops, and demonstrations.

  • To promote art through monthly Artist of the Month shows, outdoor art fairs, exhibits in community locales, and participation in community events.

  • To support young artists through special funding/scholarships and youth programs..

The membership is made up of amateur and professional artists as well as those who appreciate art and support the League’s endeavors.

The Hobe Sound Fine Arts League is registered as a non-profit organization 501 (C-3).

 

 

 

Drop in our gallery to say hello, inquire about classes, or buy some of our beautiful paintings on sale by the artists.

https://www.hobesoundsfineartsleague.org/

https://www.facebook.com/hobesoundartists/

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Offers Two Free Events: Pop-Up Gallery Exhibit And Monthly Meeting With Featured Speaker Rolando Chang Barrero


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The Wellington Art Society offers two free events!  Stop by the Pop-Up Gallery in Live Studio 360 in The Mall at Wellington Green from March 6-8, 2020. A reception with refreshments will be held on March 7.  On Wednesday, March 11, Rolando Chang Barrero will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting at the Wellington Community Center.  The public is welcome to these free eventsMeet and greet will be followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting. Rolando’s presentation will be the highlight of the meeting followed by an art raffle. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Check out WAS – it offers fabulous artist networking opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON  ART  SOCIETY

 POP-UP   ART   GALLERY

Meet The Artists Reception:

Saturday, March 7

6 – 8 pm

Live Studio 360 in The Mall at Wellington Green

Exhibit runs March 6-8, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society will have a Pop-Up Gallery in Live Studio 360 in The Mall at Wellington Green from March 6-8, 2020. The artists feature original works with exceptional creativity, diverse mediums and innovative techniques. There will be artist demonstrations throughout the two days and evenings.  A People’s Choice Award will be presented at the conclusion of the exhibit. One of the highlights will be the display of twelve large panels with artwork from local elementary, middle school and high school students with the theme of “Freedom”. A donation was given to each school and the art work and awards were chosen by the Great Charity Challenge Sponsors. The Wellington Art Society served as judges for the art work. A reception with refreshments and open to the public will be held on March 7 from 6-8 PM.  

 

Over 75 pieces of original art by 28 artists will be will be featured in this exhibit:

Heather Bergstrom,  Stan Greenfield,  Maria Martin,   Susan Bilheimer, 

Diane Hodges , Charles Moses,  Natalia Bodre, Laura Jaffe,  Susan Oakes

Myrna Bransburg,   Abbe Kalman,  Leslie Pfeiffer,  Lara Chapman   

Carolina King, Rebecca Profitt, Gail Erickson,  Vivian Koppelman  

Suzanne Redmond,  Del Foxton, Erica Kyle, Lois Spatz,  Abbey Funk                       

Rachel Laub, Geraldine Weinert,  Irma Galindo, Joseph Marcou 

Jean Williard, Norman Gitzen

 

 

This is a wonderful exhibit to enjoy and also buy original art.  Many artists also have prints of their work for sale.  Come and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  March 11, 2020

 

6:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

FEATURING:

ROLANDO  CHANG  BARRERO

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

Portrait of Rolando Chang Barrero by Yunet Holmes

 

The Wellington Art Society will present a demonstration/discussion by well known local artist and entrepreneur Rolando Chang Barrero at their March 11, 2020 meeting.  The meeting will be held at the Wellington Community Center located on Forest Hill Boulevard just south of City Hall.  Meet and greet begins at 6:30 PM followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting.  The evening will conclude with Rolando’s presentation and an art raffle.

 

 

“School Supplies for the New Generation” Installation Art by Rolando Chang Barrero

 

 

Rolando began his art career with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Chicago where he also received many honors and a coveted Ryerson Traveling Fellowship.  He is an experimental media artist, a visionary, a cultural leader and well known for his “Social Justice” art film.  He moved to Miami Beach in 1980, doing odd jobs but eventually working for Ted Lapidus in Bal Harbor, later relocating to Beverly Hills, CA working for Torie Steele on Rodeo Drive. He eventually moved back to Miami Beach, working with lifelong mentors and opening an art studio.  On the move again he went to Chicago working in the Pilsen Art District doing internships at numerous galleries.

 

Thanks to the Ryerson Fellowship, Rolando was able to visit Cuba with fellow Cuban artists in 1990.  His experience there opened his eyes to exploring the rich art and unique cultures of other countries.  When his money ran out he returned to South Beach and set up an art studio once again.  He began curating exhibitions as Interim Galleries Director for Miami-Dade College system.  Soon he was able to travel and continue exploring cultures and art in Europe, Asia and South America.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rolando underwent treatment for brain cancer for many dark years until he was finally able to return to work just before he moved to Palm Beach County in 2010.  He has established himself as a cultural art leader, founding the Boynton Beach Arts District, co-founder of Art Synergy, the Florida Arts Association, host and founder of Hola Palm Beach the first bilingual art and culture television show in the area. He is the recipient of the Congressional Letter of Commendation and Proclamation for Cultural Leadership.  He serves as curator of The Box Gallery and Compass having received the Best Gallery of 2018 award from the South Florida Gay News.  In the past he has served as Curator/Director of several galleries and currently curates at the Box Gallery in West Palm Beach.  Rolando was recently named as a MUSE Award recipient from the Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County, a prestigious recognition.  

 

For more information about Rolando:

The Box Gallery  811 Belvedere Road   West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

Palm Beach Fine Art Collections     http://palmbeachfineartcollections.theboxgallery.info/

www.TheBoxGallery.Info

Read our blog:  http://palmbeachfineartgallery.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

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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Claire Kelly Visits Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts For 3-Day Event March 19, 20, 21 – Enjoy Dinner With The Artist, Live Glass Blowing Demo, And Family Day


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World renowned glass artist, Claire Kelly, is coming to Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts from March 19 – 21. The public is invited to a Meet The Artist Dinner (Thursday, March 19), a Glass Blowing Demo with live music and refreshments (Friday, March 20), and a free Family Day (Saturday, March 21).  KUDOS to Benzaiten, located in Lake Worth, for bringing these gifted visionary artists to our area!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Make Your Reservations for the Dinner to hold a space!  

 

 

 

 

At  the  Center

1105 2nd Avenue  S.    Lake Worth, FL

 561-508-7315      www.benzaitencenter.org     Email: aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

Normal Hours of Operation: Tuesdays – Saturdays 10AM – 5PM

 

 

 

“Obliquity” by Claire Kelly

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

 

 

 

CLAIRE   KELLY

 

 

World Renowned Glass Artist

 

 

March 19, 20, 21, 2020

 

 

 

 

Claire Kelly’s body of work examines the relationships we have with animals and their larger presence in our world and the current environment. The result is a series of fantastical microcosms, which bring a consciousness and introspection to their decorative appeal. These glass sculptures tell and reveal a story about the fragility and preservation, within these small worlds, where the animals dwell, while presenting their role in the grander scheme of life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glass creations by Claire Kelly

 

 

 

MEET THE ARTIST DINNER

Thursday, March 19, 2020

6 – 9 PM

 

An elegant sit-down dinner limited to 40 people is set up in Benzaiten’s beautiful gallery. Claire will give a talk about her work, techniques and what inspires her ending with an Interactive question and answer session.   $100 per person

Make Your Reservations now:

Call the center at 561-508-7315

or email aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

Claire has been an instructor at Penland School of Crafts, Pilchuck Glass School, the Pittsburgh Glass Center, The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and the Centro Fundacion del Vidrio in Spain.  She has been a resident artist at the Pittsburgh Glass Center and received the Rosenberg Residency at Salem State University in Massachusetts. Recently, she was an artist-in-residence at the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass where she created a new body of work using specialty glass from Effetre, a glass company based in Murano, Italy.

 

 

Claire Kelly Artist Demo

 

GALLERY OPENING WITH 4-HOUR GLASSBLOWING DEMO

Friday, March 20, 2020

6  – 10 PM

Claire will demonstrate the difficult and complicated techniques of blowing with murinies over a period of four hours accompanied by a live band with appetizers  and two drinks. Only $15 at the door

 

Visit:  

https://clairekellyglass.com/pages/about

 

“Circumstellar Sky Blue” by Claire Kelly

FREE FAMILY DAY

Saturday, March 21, 2020

2  – 5 PM

Claire will demo for 3 hours

 

 

 

!  DO NOT USE GPS !

It will take you the wrong way.

Instead, follow these easy directions:
Exit I-95 at 6th Ave. South and go East.
Take a Left at South F Street (at the Kwik Stop Store)
Take a Right on 3rd Ave. South to our Large Parking Lot
Enter in Rear of Building

 

 

For more information:

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts
Lake Worth, Florida

561.508.7315
www.benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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Artists Eye Gallery & Boutique Announces Open Call To All Artists For “Texture” Exhibit


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The Artists Eye Gallery & Boutique invites you to their 6th judged show of the season and shares a Call All Artists to participate in this Open Show! You’ll see a diverse selection of art from all genres and created in many different mediums adorning the walls of this beautiful gallery in downtown Lake Worth. Browse the Boutique, filled with hand-crafted items made by our artists such as fashion jewelry, glass items, home decor as well as giclees, art prints and greeting cards. Enjoy light refreshment and meet the artists and art lovers at the Opening Reception on Friday, March 6.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Artist Information:

 

Take-in is on Monday, March 2nd from 10 until 2:30 pm at the Gallery.

Take-down is Monday, March 30th from 10  until 2:30 pm.

This is a judged show with awards.

It is not necessary to “jury in” to this show.

We give ALL artists a unique opportunity to show and compete!

 Please note: We do not accept artwork that contains nudity, lewd language, or religious/social justice/political messaging.

See details below:

 

 

 

 

Would you like to show your work in our gallery?

We are proud to offer an unprecedented equal opportunity for all artists! We are unique in the fact that we accept the work of ALL artists, from emerging to professional, to show, sell and compete for awards in our Artist’s Eye Gallery and Boutique in downtown Lake Worth.

Our gallery is owned and operated by the Lake Worth Art League, the oldest non-profit art organization in Palm Beach County, founded in 1941. The league is comprised of very talented artists from all disciplines. More good news… it is very inexpensive to join and show. First, become a member for just $75. per year. You then have the opportunity to show up to 5 pieces of work in each one of our 8 judged “season” shows. Each show is judged by a qualified judge that is not affiliated with the league. The league offers cash prizes and ribbons for first, second, third, and honorable mention award winners, and a ribbon Recognition award. Entry fee for each show is $25. for first entry and $15. For the second. $10. For each each additional piece up to 5 total. Summer exhibitions continue with reduced prices for entry. The league retains 20% of all sales, which along with membership, entry fees and our volunteers, helps keep the gallery open and your work visible to the public. A reception with light refreshment is held for each show. All shows are advertised. Membership offers also offers the opportunity to sell your work in our Boutique. 

 

For more information  about this exhibit, future exhibits, classes, workshops, or membership:

604 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth, FL  33460

561.586.6666     lwartleague.org

 

Gallery Hours:   Tuesday thru Sunday    Noon – 4 pm

Meet the Artists Reception 1st Friday of each month  6-8 pm

Bringing art to the community from the community, since 1941

 

 

 

 

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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561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

Palm Room In Harbour Bay Plaza Invites Public To New Art Exhibit Thursday, March 5 Featuring Professional Artists Of Martin Artisan Guild


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The Palm Room in Harbour Bay Plaza at Sewall’s Point, Stuart announces a new fine art exhibition on Thursday, March 5.  The Martin Artisans Guild will showcase seven artists: MJ Dowling, Cristina del la Vega, Zaneta and Dan Defelici, Jim and Tess Dirks, and Mark Stall. All professional artists with a long list of accomplishments, this promises to be a dramatic show of varied mediums!  The free exhibit is open to the public at the Palm Room from Wednesdays through Saturdays, with afternoon and evening hours. The Rickie Report shares the details and highlights each of the artists.  Artists will be offering free demos during this time.

 

 

 


 

 

 

At  

The  Palm  Room in  Harbour Bay  Plaza

3778 SE Ocean Boulevard   Stuart, Florida

 

 

Gallery Hours:

Wednesdays – Saturdays:

Noon to 7 pm through the month of March

 

 

Opening Reception:

Thursday, March 5

5:30 – 8 pm

 

 

Complimentary Refreshments by Josephines

 Cash Bar

 

 

3778 SE Ocean Boulevard   Stuart, Florida (Across from Josephines)

 

 

MEET      THE       ARTISTS:

 

 

 

Cristina de la Vega

 

Cristina de la Vega tells The Rickie Report, “I always knew I was going to be a painter, enjoying oil as well as charcoal mediums. I love exploring wild places – uninhabited landscapes with no imprint of civilization.”  She received her BFA in Fine Arts and continued her studies with renown American landscape artist, Neil Welliver.  “My sense of space comes from actually being in the environment, which better informs me as an artist. It is one of the reasons I appreciate plein air painting”.

 

 

 

 

“Thunderstorm Coming” by Cristina de la Vega

 

 

Cristina’s award winning paintings can be found at the Geoffrey Smith Gallery in Stuart, FL and she teaches classes at the Artist Nook adjacent to Stuart Art Supply.  Available for commissions, she  is inspired to preserve the wilderness of our waterways and forests.  She works from small sketches, photographs, and memory.

 

 

 

MJ Downing

MJ Dowling merges architecture and art.  Having been instilled with a great love and wonder for the outdoors from an early age, she was inspired by her mother’s love for painting and her father’s passion for construction.  She pursued a Bachelor’s of Architecture degree at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, PA. While at CMU, MJ also Minored in Art and took numerous classes in Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture. Upon graduating in 1987, she was commissioned as an Officer in the US Air Force and began a twenty-year journey serving her country as a Registered Architect.  During this time, MJ both lived in and visited numerous countries around the world and developed a passion for both environmental and urban design.  Following her military service, MJ worked as an Architect in private practice for seven years before moving to Florida in 2015.

 

 

 

 

“Palm Beach” by MJ Dowling

 

 

 

MJ’s abstract aerial paintings explore the relationship between the built and natural environments, focusing on patterns, colors, and shapes.  Her paintings often contrast the structure of the built environment with the fluidity of the natural landscape while capturing the essence of a place through the use of color, geometry, and motion. Merging her technical skills and unique interpretation of physical environments, her paintings bring a bold new approach to capturing the “spirit” of a place in contemporary artwork.  MJ’s three decades of experience as an Architect, and passion for environmental and urban design, are clearly evident in her coastal abstract paintings.   MJ met her husband Patrick while they were both serving in the US Air Force and today “Pat” runs BluH2O Art so MJ can focus on painting.

 

 

 

 

Mark Stall

Mark Stall tells The Rickie Report, “My fine art photography career got serious in 2002 using high-end digital cameras, video cameras, and my iPhone which is always close by. I love the freedom digital offers. I use the computer and apps to enrich my images and give them new identities. My distinctive work has won many top awards at leading juried contests in Wisconsin, including The Hidden River Art Festival Eddy Award (2012), several Cedarburg Art Museum (2014, 2015, 2016) Ozaukee Annual Juried Exhibition (2016) and The Milwaukee Intercontinental Hotel (2016)”.  

 

 

“Fog on McKinley Marina” by Mark Stall

 

Mark first picked up a camera at age 11 in 1968, using traditional photographic film and darkroom processes. His passion for photography was ignited! ” My passion is composition in architecture, everything nautical and in nature. Every day I capture images and experiment with post-processing to create vibrant and compelling statements about the world around me. With the computer, I give a single photograph many lives, shifting focus, changing colors and making it tell a completely new story”.  He has owned and operated Pro Studio Supply for photographers since 1988 and continue my fine art career in Martin County.  

 

 

Zaneta and Danny Defelici – 3-D Potter

 

 

Danny Defelici is an artist, inventor, robotic engineer, and an R&D specialist.  Born in Texas, he grew up in colorful Miami. He became interested in art in his early years and received training in metal sculpting, ceramics, and glass forming in Coconut Grove.Through inspiration and self-teaching he became the primary contributor to the design and development of the new industry of 3D ceramic printing.He spends most of his time running his 3D Potter company that produces 3D ceramic printers. Creating new ceramic pieces is his form of relaxation.He lives in Palm City with his wife and a teenage son.

3D pottery by Zaneta and Dan Defelici

 

 

Danny Defelici tells The Rickie Report, ” I create my objects with a blend of digital art techniques, robotics, and clay. The objects are first created within a CAD (computer-aided design) software. The same creative process happens here as if you were manipulating the pieces manually. In reality, I actually have more freedom and potential utilizing the CAD software program”.  He explains, “After the pieces are created, they are interpreted into a computer language the 3D ceramic printer can understand. When the objects are 3D printed, the manual manipulation and hand glazing come next.  I feel the need for creating. Besides 3D printed objects, I also invented the 3D ceramic printer I use together with several other models. I enjoy the pure freedom in digital space to create the objects the way I see them in my mind”. 

 

 

Jim and Tess Dirks – Stuart Stained Glass

 

 

 

Tess and Jim Dirks of Stuart Stained Glass Inc. have been creating beautiful Art Glass at their studio on West Ocean Blvd.in  Stuart since 1982 for the Treasure Coast and beyond. Their depictions of Tropical,Fish, Flora, and Fauna as well as their signature “Art Dirko” contemporary stained leaded, carved and etched glass designs grace hundreds of homes, businesses, restaurants and churches throughout Florida as well as many other states and countries. They work hand in hand to create their unique styles and designs. If you have an idea, together they will bring it to life.

 

 

“Orchids” by Tess and Jim Dirks

 

 

Custom Designs are their specialties. Jim was born in Washington state, moved to Maryland at 10 years old and came to Florida on a three week vacation in 1977. Tess hails from the Philippines originally  and spent time in Hawaii, San Diego and later arrived in Florida where Jim and Tess met. They started dating and while visiting the shop one day she  said “That looks like fun”. Now for over thirty years they have combined their talents to create some of South Florida’s most beautiful Art Glass. 

 

 

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

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(3)C 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.

The group accepts membership of individuals without discrimination.Yearly Dues:

  • $35/year for Professional Members
  • $30/ year for Emerging members
  • $20/year for Student Members
  • $35/year for Supporting Members

ALL Guild members are required to serve on at least one volunteer committee.ALL NEW Guild members are required to be JURIED into the Guild; You will be accepted as either a Professional Level Artist member or an Emerging Level Artist member.

  • Professional Level Members will not be required to jury into future Guild Exhibits, Events or Martin County Open Studio Tour. Professional Level Members MUST be a member of the Arts Council of Martin County. Membership information can be found here: https://www.martinarts.org/support_us/become_a_member/
  • Emerging Level Artists are artists who are aspiring to become Juried Professional members. Emerging members will need to be juried before each event/exhibit, and will be eligible to reapply as a Professional Level Member after 1 year.
  • Student Members MUST be students with a school ID Card or a student of a MCOST Teaching Artist.
  • Supporting Members are Supporters of the Arts in the Community.

MAG Membership Year runs 3/1- end of February yearly to coordinate with the MCOST schedule.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 


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