NAWA Celebrates 125 years with “Women of Vision” Exhibition

So often, when we speak of “visionaries”, we are mindful of those people from the not-too-distant past and usually, the present.   The Rickie Report shares an article about  visionary artists who anticipated the needs of others 125 years ago! They formed the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) to foster public awareness of, and interest in, visual art created by women in the United States.  NAWA promotes culture and education in the visual arts through exhibitions of its members’ works, educational programs, scholarships, awards and its historical archives.  While encouraging contemporary and emerging artists, NAWA honors and continues the long and important contribution of women to the history of American culture and art.  The Rickie Report hopes that emerging as well as established artists will consider membership in this prestigious group. It goes beyond networking for one’s own gain, as they secure the future for the arts here in the United States.

 

 

 

The National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (NAWA), the first professional women’s fine arts group in the United States, is proud to celebrate its 125th Anniversary in 2014.  Five innovative women in New York City founded the not-for-profit in 1889 to foster public awareness and interest in visual art created by women as well as to empower, support and encourage women artists. Its early exhibitions included works by such notable artists as Mary Cassatt and Suzanne Valadon, and later membership rosters included Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Louise Nevelson, Alice Neel, and Judy Chicago.

 

 

 

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125 Years: Women of Vision

National Association of Women Artists, Inc.

 

 

 

The Florida Chapter of NAWA was the first regional chapter in the country. It was founded in 1995 by Liana Moonie, of Palm Beach, a past president of the national organization and Madeline Weiss, who was the first president of the Florida Chapter. The Chapter takes part in regional exhibitions, seminars and other educational activities as well as sponsoring annual scholarships for talented art students. All artists wishing to join the Florida Chapter must first be juried into the Association Headquarters in New York City.
During this celebratory year the theme is “Women of Vision.”  Members must have been juried into N.A.W.A., where they were eligible to be juried into the national show, a forum for women artists from all over the United States. This multimedia show, “125 Years: Women of Vision,” which will include sculpture, painting, photography, ceramics and mixed media will take place at our own Armory Art Center, 1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, December 5, 2014 – January 10, 2015. Rhoda Sherbell, a distinguished portrait sculptor, will jury entries for the exhibit, and Ashley Ford, the Sophie Davis Curatorial Fellow at the Norton Museum of Art, will jury the awards.

 

 

 

 

To learn more about this prestigious organization and how to become a member visit www.theNAWA.org and www.NAWAFL.com   NAWA welcomes applications from professional women artists as well as emerging and student artists who are U.S. citizens and/or permanent U.S. residents, 18 years of age or older. Artists are juried in twice a year,in the fall and in the spring. There are many benefits from belonging to this nationally recognized organization.

 

Officers and Board Members of NAWA Florida

President:           Janice Cohen
1st Vice Pres       Beth Scher
2nd Vice Pres     Betty Wilson
Treasurer:           Lynn Morgan
Secretary:           Vicki Siegel
Board: Janet Gold, Cynthia Maronet, Karen H. Salup, Helene Kleiner, Lore Baer, Shirley Goldblatt, Nadine Saitlin, Rita Price, Jean Goddeau, Bernice Harwood, Carol Staub, Maxine Schreiber, Jane McIntyre, Lianna Moonie

List of upcoming Exhibitions 

NAWA National Show-125 Years: Women of Vision
Chairs: Susan Hammond, Bernice Harwood, Carol Staub
Dates: Dec. 3, 2014 – January 9, 2015
Reception: Dec. 5, 2014

Northwood University
Chairs: Emalee Andre, Betty Wilson

Feb. 24, 2015-May 10, 2015

Reception: Tuesday 3/3/15 3-5 PM

Armory Show –Presentation of Scholarship Winners
Chair: Beth Scher
Feb. 10, 2015-March 21, 2015
Reception Feb. 13, 2015

Palm Beach Gardens
Chairs: Cynthia Maronet, Lynn Morgan, Vicki Siegel
Feb 28, 2015-April 8, 2015
Reception: TBA

 

 

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Herman Schreiber: A Retrospective Shows “The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree”

Sometimes an old adage bears repeating.  “The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree” is a life lesson for the Schreiber family.  The Weisman Delray Community Center is happy to announce the opening of a solo exibition, Herman Schreiber: A Retrospective.  The show will run from June 30 until the end of August.  Herman Schreiber, an award-winning member of the Delray Art League, passed away in 1995.  Lorrie Turner, an accomplished artist and Weisman Center curator, made this exhibition possible with the help of his daughters.  Maxine Schreiber, an artist/writer and her sister Janet Schreiber, are proud to exhibit their father’s work.  An Opening Reception will take place on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at which time both daughters will be on hand to lead tours and answer questions about their dad’s masterful work. The public is welcome and The Rickie Report urges you to attend.

The Weisman Delray Community Center

Herman Schreiber: A Retrospective

Opening Reception:

 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

3:00 – 5:00 p.m

 

 

Exhibit runs June 30th until August 31st

 

 

7091 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida

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The Weisman Delray Community Center is happy to announce the opening of a solo exibition, Herman Schreiber: A Retrospective.  The show will run from June 30 until August 31, 2014 at 7091 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida.  Herman Schreiber, an award-winning member of the Delray Art League, passed away in 1995.  Lorrie Turner, an accomplished artist and Weisman Center curator, made this exhibition possible with the help of his daughters.  Maxine Schreiber, an artist/writer and her sister Janet Schreiber, are proud to exhibit their father’s work.  An opening reception will take place on Sunday, July 13, 2014, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at which time both daughters will be on hand to lead tours and answer questions about their dad’s masterful work.
Herman Scheiber at a Delray Art League Exhibit

Herman Scheiber at a Delray Art League Exhibit

Born in Newark, New Jersey, Herman Schreiber graduated from the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts in 1934. An artist who used pastels exclusively, he was a disciple of the “School of Ultra Realistic Painting.”  He created his pictures delicately and meticulously rendering the final products, which capture both images and emotions.  His landscapes, portraits, and figurative works are often mistaken for actual photographs.
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“Alpine Village”

During his lifetime, Herman exhibited his work in gallleries and museums in New Jersey where he won many awards including First Place at the South Orange Annual Art Show, Bloomfield College, and Montclair State College exhibits.  In Florida as a member of the Delray Art League 1988 – 1995, he exhibited in shows at Old School Square and other Delray sites and won numerous Blue, Red, and White Ribbons.  In 1994 & 1995 his work was in the 55th & 56th Annual Juried Exhibitions at the Society of Four Arts in Palm Beach.
"We're Not Talking"

“We’re Not Talking”

This exibit fills the lobby, hallways, and activity room in the Weisman Center and includes over forty of his exquisite pastel paintings.  Maxine’s book The SCHREIBERS: The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree, which is published on Amazon.com, will be a available for sale at the opening event.
"Audience of One"

“Audience of One”

 
Maxine tells us, “Art has been an important part of my life as far back as I can remember.  My dad, Herman Schreiber, was a master artist, a true “Renaissance man.”  To support our family, he worked as a jeweler, a trumpet player, an optician, and a tax accountant. But he was always a visual artist, and his creative ability and temperament were a major influence on me.  When I was young, we spent hours looking through his treasured book World Famous Paintings, and he taught me how to draw.”

 

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“Begonia Leaf”

In 1993, he said, “I’m 79 years old and have a back-log of requests to last me until I’m 120.  I take my time and work at my own pace.  If I had deadlines to worry about, I wouldn’t enjoy it.  After all, I’m retired I’m not working for a living.  I had to give up playing the trumpet.  My front teeth and lips gave out, but my hands are steady, my imagination is vivid, and I enjoy painting.”
"Wakodahatchee Sunset" by Maxine Schreiber

“Wakodahatchee Sunset” by Maxine Schreiber

And the adage is true….Maxine Schreiber is a fine artist in her own right.  She exhibits her own work and is a member of the Artists of Palm Beach County, WITVA, NAWA and Armory Art Center.  Maxine’s newest creative work is a children’s book which she wrote and illustrated, “The Story of Daphne the Duck”.
"The Story of Daphne the Duck" by Maxine Schreiber

“The Story of Daphne the Duck” by Maxine Schreiber

For more information about this exhibit, books or other artwork available  please contact  Maxine Schreiber at www.schreiberstudio.com

 

 

 

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Durga Garcia’s ABCs of Getting Your Work Out There Part II

Durga Garcia’s article, “The ABCs of Getting Your Work out There” continues in this Rickie Report.

Entering Art Shows

 

  • Read ALL information slowly and carefully AND Follow the rules

 

  • Make a Check list to ensure you have not missed anything!

 

  • Enter Shows that match your works’ theme and discipline

 

  • Online Exhibits  or Out of the area Exhibits:   If work needs to be shipped leave enough time for shipping ( and acts of nature like a snow storm or bad weather)!
  • ALL SHOWS:

 

          Can you manage the dates?

           Entry deadline date?

           Notification date?

           Delivery date (or shipping date)?

           Reception date?

          Pick up work date?  

Having someone else deliver/pick up? Have a written agreement of acceptability!

 

 

 

Portrait by Durga Garcia

Portrait by Durga Garcia

 

 The Award Ceremony

 

 

JUDGES WANT TO BE shocked or amazed, amused or educated – to see things in a way not seen  before.

 

For the amateur it’s a learning process that mimics being commissioned. You are working to a very  loose brief, but you are attempting to impress others rather than just yourself.

 

 

For the professional it is of course a chance to achieve greater exposure for your work, and  therefore generate more work, but it is also a chance to ‘commission yourself’ rather than working to a client’s directions.  Done correctly that can be creatively very liberating.

 

 

"Hardbody in Tutu" by Durga Garcia

Hardbody in Tutu” by Durga Garcia

 

Being part of an exhibit is something to be proud of, having people see your work and getting the  chance to see how people respond to your work will give you invaluable feedback in your growth as  an artist and is an important part of being an artist.

 

 

 

WINNING IMAGES have a “Wow” factor with with a story to say to be truly award-winning.

The image needs to be artfully constructed and technically well executed…beyond being something pleasurable to look at in a decorative way –— it should provoke or calm,  educate or entertain with innovation, humor or add revelation.

 

 

"As We Are" SOLO Exhibit at NAWA Headquarters by Durga Garcia

“As We Are” SOLO Exhibit at NAWA Headquarters by Durga Garcia

 

Rejections and Not Winning

 

 

  • There may be several hundred entries with only room for only 50 pieces to be exhibited.

 

  • More entered pieces are not accepted than shown

 

  • It doesn’t necessarily mean the non-accepted work is not good,  just not suitable for that exhibit, in that judges opinion, at that time or maybe needs just a little change  to be better.

 

  • Sometimes it is simply a matter of space.

 

Art is very subjective and even the most expert opinion, is just that, an opinion.

 

 

Winning, the difference between 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th place and honorable mentions could be so slight,  the same judge on a different day could easily pick a different order of winners. Being recognized as one of the best is an achievement.

 

 

Any Award is good and can become part of your resume. It is good practice to keep track of your  achievements.

 

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Many of Durga Garcia’s images can be found in Public and Private collections.  She is a South Florida based freelance professional photographer of art for artists, portraits, commercial projects & events. Durga has several long term projects and books to her credit.

 

Durga brings a most uncommon background to her pictures.  She has lived in many countries and across America, working as a racehorse trainer, equine veterinary paramedic, yoga teacher, member of the U.S. International Pistol Team and certified art appraiser.  She has parlayed her years of experience as a certified art appraiser into a special talent for conveying those nuanced details in her own work. Durga maintains her Senior Fine Art Appraisal accreditations.    She lectures on photography for area groups, camera clubs and art guilds. Durga hosts a blog for photographers giving tips and tricks of the business and is writing a book for kids, “Your First Photography Book”.

 

In September, 2014 Durga will take part in Palm Beach State College’s “BARK” Invitational Exhibit (Palm Beach Gardens, FL). She has been invited to Tuscany in Spring, 2014 to lead a multi-discipline workshop plus a Photo Tour of Iceland in Fall, 2014.

 Durga is a Proud Member of these Professional Associations:

*PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS of AMERICA
*NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of WOMEN ARTISTS
*NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of PHOTOSHOP PROFESSIONALS
*FLORIDA PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS
*PALM BEACH PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS GUILD
*BOCA MUSEUM ARTISTS’ GUILD
*WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY
*ARTISTS of PALM BEACH COUNTY

For more information visit: http://durgagarcia.com/ http://durgagarcia.tumblr.com/ https://www.facebook.com/durga.garcia

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Durga Garcia Presents at Wellington Art Society

Durga Garcia will be the guest speaker at the Wellington Art Society on March 12th.  A Fine Art Photographer, Durga has a SOLO exhibition in New York City under the auspices of National Association of Women Artists ( NAWA).  This community-minded artist is always available to confer and nurture other artists of all mediums.  The Rickie Report urges you to attend this event to network with other artists and hear Durga!

 

 

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Wellington Art Society

Presents

Durga Garcia, Fine Art Photographer

“Getting Your Artwork Out There!”

 

 

Wednesday, March 12

6:30-8:30 pm

Wellington Community Center


12165 W. Forest Hill Blvd.  Wellington, FL

 

 

The W.A.S. meeting will be held Wednesday, March 12th at the Wellington Community Center, 12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. As always, there will be a meet and mingle beginning at 6:30pm with a raffle and fabulous art and art related prizes, with the proceeds going to the Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund. Also of interest is our Member Spotlight for members to show recent work and tell about their upcoming shows and artist development.  The general meeting begins at 7:00PM with the presentation and demo to follow. The evening’s events are generally over by 8:30. Guests are welcome for a $5 fee.

 

 

 

Durga Garcia

Durga Garcia

 

 

 

 

Durga Garcia is a published, internationally shown, award winning and merited photographer of fine art images and portraits. Her images can be found in numerous public and private collections. She is a South Florida based freelance professional photographer of projects, art for artists and portraits with several long-term projects and books to her credit.

 

 

 

 

 

"Artisans" by Durga Garcia

“Artisans” by Durga Garcia

 

 

 

 

Durga brings a most uncommon background to her pictures with a past that has her living in many countries and across America, working as a racehorse trainer, steeplechase jockey, equine veterinary paramedic, certified art appraiser, yoga teacher and member of the U.S. International Pistol Team.

 

 

 

 

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Durga has parlayed her years of experience as a certified art appraiser into a special talent for conveying those nuanced details. Durga teaches photography at the Armory Art Center; leads monthly photo-talk-walks at Jonathan Dickinson & MacArthur Beach State Parks; lectures on photography for Artist and Photographic groups; hosts a blog of tips and tricks of the business for photographers and is currently writing a “Your First Photography” book. 

 

 

 

 

"Last Cypress Tree" by Durga Garcia

“Last Cypress Tree” by Durga Garcia

 

 

 

Ms. Garcia states, “I strive to make an image that people want to look at closely. To notice subtle nuances, created with light and shadows. My fine art images rarely show identity, have a timeless quality, with often the unexpected, gestures, textures, emotions and are hopefully thought-provoking.”   

 

 

"As We Are" from Durga Garcia's SOLO Exhibit at NAWA Headquarters in New York City

“As We Are” from Durga Garcia’s SOLO Exhibit at NAWA Headquarters in New York City

 

Durga’s work is being highlighted in a SOLO show this March at the N.A.W.A Gallery, 80 Fifth Ave, NYC, March 5 – 28, 2014, titled “As We Are” .  More information about this exhibit is listed below.  She is also taking part  in an International Invitational show, The MALAFOCO PROJECT, Montevideo, Uruguay, March 2014.

 

 

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“As We Are,” a solo show of the works of artist Durga Garcia, opened March 5, 2014 in the intimate N.A.W.A. Gallery. The show is an assemblage of Garcia’s conceptual photographic work including her earliest and memorable dark series “Until Ever After,” her ongoing Allegorical series, and a selection of recent conceptual commissioned portraits.  The connecting theme is female figures and earthy tones with subtle shades of meaning, making the images sensuous and often thought-provoking. ” 

“Garcia discloses her mastery of the photographic medium as well as versatile, playful nature. Reflecting the eerie genre of her inspiration sources, these photographs interpret one of the most elaborated themes in art.”    –Art Critic Ana Bambic Kostov, ArtAscent Magazine December 2013

 

 

 When asked how this show came about, Durga tells The Rickie Report: “I was standing in the National Association of Women Artists Gallery last November, looking at their logo, thinking I can (photographicly)  do that!   Three months later, my N.A.W.A logo inspired work is the frontis piece for my first solo show, As We Are, and it is at the       National  Association of Women Artists gallery on 5th Ave in NYC, during the National Association of Women Artists 125th anniversary year!  This really is more than I dreamed of, I am so excited!”

 

 

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Durga Garcia’s “Artisans”

Durga goes on to share, “The image has been titled “Artisans”, although in color for the frontis piece, for the fine art version, it is desaturated it for the more muted tones I enjoy.  The plans for the As We Are show after is closes in NYC, are for the show to travel to Hilton Head SC before exhibiting in Florida”

 

 

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Durga’s work can be seen locally in a current group show at the Amory Art Center, “Faculty Exhibit” Feb 21- March 22, 2014.  In addition,  50 of her portraits of working dogs will be shown at Palm Beach College, “BARK” Invitational Exhibit, Fall, 2014 . The photographer’s website is www.durgagarcia.com

 

Re: “As We Are”-  Solo Exhibition, Durga Garcia  at the  National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (N.A.W.A.) . The exhibit runs through March 28, 2014.  Gallery Hours:  Tuesday through Friday, 10 am – 5 pm. The Gallery is located at 80 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1405, New York, NY 10011.  For more information please call 212-675-1616   or e-mail: office@nawa.org

 

 

As always, the evening is for artists and art lovers to hear about all of the exciting projects and initiatives that WAS is involved in and to find out how to participate.

 

Currently the WAS Member Art Show at the Gallery at City Hall features 17 artists and 36 works of art. The Village and Wellington Art Society will host a “Celebrate Creativity” Artists’ Reception  on Tuesday, March 25,from 5:30 –7:00 at the Gallery at City Hall with a demo, Meet the Artists, door prizes, and refreshments. The WAS Member Art Show continues through April 30.

 

The new WAS Members’ Art Showcase beginning March 11, at the Wellington Community Center, lower level is sure to inspire people of all ages who  visit the Community Center. A wide variety of mediums and techniques reveal  the creative artistic expressions and mastery  of our members. The WAS Showcase will continue through mid-June.  Additionally, the Wellington Community Center displays WAS art, original works that are available for sale and are rotated every three months.

 

 

WAS is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, its mission is to educate and encourage originality and productivity among its members and area youth through programs designed to further the advancement of cultural endeavors in Palm Beach County. For more information, visit their website, www.wellingtonartsociety.org  or wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com

 

Founded in 1981, The Wellington Art Society is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to share their work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art. The Wellington Art Society is open to any resident in Palm Beach County.

 

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Melinda Moore Presents “Wings of Inspiration”

Fine Art Photographer Melinda Moore will present “Wings of Inspiration” at the monthly meeting of the Audubon Society of the Everglades on Tuesday, March 4th.  The public is welcome to this FREE event.  The Rickie Report urges you to make the time to attend.  Melinda is a recent inductee to the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA).  Her  ability to capture the light as well as the essence of that fleeting moment of a bird taking flight is awe inspiring.  We share the details in this article.

Audubon Society of the Everglades

Tuesday March 4, 7:00 pm

Refreshments Followed by Lecture

Melinda Moore , Fine Art Photographer

FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, Rooms 101/102

6301 Summit Blvd (near Jog Road)

West Palm Beach

"The Day Before" by Melinda Moore

“The Day Before” by Melinda Moore

The public is invited to join the Audubon Society of the Everglades  for this entertaining and educational program in rooms 101 and 102 at FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, 6301 Summit Blvd, (near Jog Road) in West Palm Beach. Refreshments at 7 pm. This meeting is free and open to the public.

 

 

"Pelican Preening" by Melinda Moore

“Pelican Preening” by Melinda Moore

Melinda Moore tells us, “Light is the essence of spirit in its purest form, so it is a key ingredient in my art. A fleeting expression, a bird taking wing, clouds and sea; everything is transient and everything is permanent when captured by the camera. My desire is to bring a soulfulness and spirit to my work that engages the viewer, creating an emotional bond with the environment and its creatures.  I think I am blessed by these birds… the way they do turn up and strike poses”.

 

"Illumination" by Melinda Moore

“Illumination” by Melinda Moore

Melinda was born in New Jersey, and arrived in Delray Beach Florida in 1948. Much of Delray was still dirt roads including 11th Street when her family first moved there. I-95 didn’t exist until Melinda was in high school. Living on Lake Ida, which at the time, was the edge of the Everglades gave her a unique opportunity to explore nature. Observation and her love of birds began back then, when Florida was a different place.

 

"Mina Peacock" by Melinda Moore

“Mina Peacock” by Melinda Moore

 

 

She says, “I was introduced to John James Audubon’s work by a book my mother gave me in 1950’s. I do feel it inspires my work today. My Mom also loved birds and kept a little book published in 1915 which I still treasure. She wrote the dates she spotted new birds. She also introduced the Audubon organization by encouraging me to call them to ID unusual birds we spotted”.

 

 

"The Bride" by Melinda Moore

The Bride” by Melinda Moore

“I went to Florida State and received a BS in Nursing. I have traveled extensively and love sailing and the sea. I returned to Florida and married my high school sweetheart in 2003 and began her photographic career late in life, about 2008,” she shares.  Melinda began exhibiting her work in 2008 and has had three solo exhibits, receiving many awards. Recently  she was invited to join the National Association of Women Artists.

 

"The Regal Egret" by Melinda Moore

“The Regal Egret” by Melinda Moore

For more information about the Audubon Society of the Everglades, please visit: http://www.auduboneverglades.org/tues-mar-4-730-pm-monthly-meeting-and-lecture-melinda-moore-fine-art-photographer/

 

For more information about Melinda Moore’s Fine Art Photography, please visit:  PhotoArtbyMelinda.com  and https://www.facebook.com/melinda.moore.90   We want to point out that Melinda not only sells her photographs to frame, but also offers giclees and specialty tiles.

 

 

 

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Vicki Siegel Exhibits Acrylic and Mixed Media Paintings at Multiple Venues

With work in multiple venues, including a SOLO show, artist Vicki Siegel has been pouring her creative energy into new work and organizing a SOLO exhibit with a range of work from the last ten years.  Her paintings include images of both collective and personal memories. The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details of her exhibits and hopes you will stop by to view some of her wonderful, dreamlike creations.

 

 

 

VICKI SIEGEL EXHIBITS AT MULTIPLE VENUES 

 

 

 

Vicki Siegel’s paintings are informed by memory, both personal and collective. “Memories are imperfect representations of the past that are altered, fragmented, reconstructed and reinterpreted over time” says Siegel. “In my narrations details are found in layers often revealing something forgotten or missing from actual experiences or by the collective memories we share”.

 

"Gioia"

“Gioia” by Vicki Siegel (Acrylic and Image Transfer)

 

 

 

 

In her first SOLO show, “Journeys”, artist Vicki Siegel takes the viewer on an artistic journey from the outside world to a world that exists in the imagination. The exhibition takes place at the Weisman Delray Community Center, January 21, 2014- March 2, 2014. The Center is located at 7091 W. Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach. Hours are Monday – Thurs. 9 am – 5 pm, Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. A reception with a brief artist talk will be held Sunday, February 16th from 2-4 pm. Free and open to the public. Call 561-558-2100.  “Journeys” runs January 21, 2014- March 2, 2014. 

 

 

 

With over twenty five paintings on display, from landscapes to figurative, these colorful works of art reflect the artist’s focus on both the spiritual and natural worlds. Many have a dreamlike calming atmosphere. Expressive use of acrylic paint with overlays of pencil, charcoal, and oil stick drawing, along with image transfers of photographs will delight the viewer.

 

A portion of the sales will benefit The Weisman Delray Community Center. It is part of the Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service. The Center is located at 7091 W. Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach. Call 561-558-2100 for more information. 

 

 

"To Have and To Hold" by Vicki Siegel

“To Have and To Hold” by Vicki Siegel (Acrylic)

 

Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service (JFS) offers help, hope and humanity through a comprehensive range of programs and services which support people of all ages and beliefs. With locations in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, JFS programs and services include food and financial assistance, senior services, counseling and mental health services and many volunteer opportunities. Funding is provided by private and corporate support, grants, special events and individuals who reach thousands in need each year. For more information, contact 561-852-3333 or visit www.ruthralesjfs.org.

 

 

 

Don’t miss the chance to see Vicki Siegel’s brand new work at Art al’FRESCO. Rolando Chang Barrero, owner of ArtistActivistA Gallery, invited Vicki Siegel to exhibit at ART al’FRESCO on Friday January 24. ART al’FRESCO is a part of Art Synergy which are six satellite exhibitions for ART PALM BEACH 2014.

 

"Reach for the Sky" by Vicki Siegel

“Reach for the Sky” by Vicki Siegel (Acrylic)

 

 

Hosted by the Boynton Beach Arts District (BBAD), ARTal’FRESCO is a one night art, fashion and cultural exhibition which will feature unique art experiences at BBAD, including live, interactive painting in artist’s studio settings; plein air painting; contemporary sculpture installations; a glass blowing demonstration; painting and photography exhibitions; and video projection. Participants will be entertained by the South Florida Symphony Brass Ensemble; Illuminated Performance by Philosiphiers; Fusion: Fashion and Art’s Living Sculptures and graffiti artists painting on “ActivistArtistA Bay Gates” doors and walls.

 

 

ART al FRESCO (Part of Art Synergy) Boynton Beach Art District (BBAD), 422 West Industrial Ave, Boynton Beach, FL, United States 33426. BBAD is Located in the Boynton Beach Industrial Park, One block west of exit 57 on I 95 (Boynton Beach Blvd. exit), Friday, January 24th, 7-10 pm. For more information visit:  www.artsynergypbc.com

 

 

"Bridge to the Past" by Vicki Siegel

“Bridge to the Past” by Vicki Siegel

 

You can see “Stairway to Heaven”, an installation piece, at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery. It is part of “Art 2014”, a group Show at the Levis JCC Sandler Center. This show was juried by Steven Maklansky, the director of the Boca Museum of Art. The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery; Levis JCC Sandler Center is located at 21050 95th Ave. S., Boca Raton, FL 33428 The Show runs thru March 20, 2014. Call 558-2504 for hours 

 

 

Siegel has two works in “Visionaries”, The National Association of Women Artists’ (NAWA) Group Show at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. ”Eclipse ” and “The Key” are both acrylic with image transfer that have an environmental theme. Marco Island Center for the Arts is located at 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145 thru until January 25, 2014

 

When walking the “Avenue” in Delray Beach, be sure to stop in to see two works Vicki has on exhibit at the  Artists’ Guild Gallery. 512 E. Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483. Until  Feb 15, 2014

 

For more information about Vicki’s exhibits or art work please contact her   vickisiegelart.com  or vickisiegelart@gmail.com

 

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Durga Garcia is Photographer For The Arts & Fine Art Human Forms

The Rickie Report has seen Durga Garcia’s photography in numerous venues. Because Durga’s camera and artistic skills are in high demand, she travels the United States and the world.  Indeed, it is hard to believe she has time to accomplish all that she does!   Durga’s down-to-earth persona is an added benefit to her abilities.  We look forward to welcoming Durga “home”, at Red Dot Art Fair during Art Basel Week!  Read this article for more details.

Who is Durga Garcia?

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Durga Garcia’s fine art photography which has been touring the world in exhibits is about to come home.  How could this professional artist’s exciting year of National and International exhibits and awards in Italy, Canada, England, the Netherlands, NYC, Minneapolis, and Pennsylvania come to an end?   In Miami!
"Allegory of the Banditas" by Durga Garcia

“Allegory of the Banditas” by Durga Garcia

During Art Basel week, Durga Garcia is introducing work from her new Allegorical series at the Red Dot Art Fair.    Durga’s photography is represented by Vivid Arts Network of Italy in Booth D109. The Red Dot Art Fair exhibit runs from December 3rd – December 8th.    Ms. Garcia’s artwork will also be displayed at the “Endangered” Exhibit at the Miami Club Rum Distillery December 5th -7th.  Both Shows are in the Wynwood Art District Miami.
"Allegory of the Banyon Tree" by Durga Garcia

“Allegory of the Banyon Tree” by Durga Garcia

In addition, Durga Garcia is a participating artist in Palm Beach State Colleges Third National Photography & Digital Imagery Juried Competition, (Palm Beach Gardens Campus,  Oct. 22 – Nov. 27, 2013); National Association of Women Artists’ Gallery as a New Member of NAWA, (NYC,  Nov 6 – 27, 2013),  Darkroom Gallery  “Make Believe” Exhibit (Vermont, Oct. 17 – Nov. 10, 2013) and Lighthouse ArtCenter’s  “SPOTLIGHT on New Talent” (Juried by Bruce Helander, Tequesta, FL November 14, 2013 to February 15, 2014).

 

"Kathleen" by Durga Garcia

“Kathleen” by Durga Garcia

This prolific photographer is also deeply involved in her local community, teaching and mentoring emerging and fledgling artists.   She is teaching three classes at the Armory Art Center  in West Palm Beach, leading monthly photography nature walks at both MacArthur Beach State Park and Jonathan Dickinson State Park, exhibiting at the Treasure Coast “From The Heart” Juried Show (Opens November 7, 2013), Wellington Art Society Exhibit at Wellington City Hall (Wellington, FL, August 31 – December 31, 2013).
"Last Cypress Tree" by Durga Garcia

“Last Cypress Tree” by Durga Garcia

Many of Durga’s images can be found in Public and Private collections.  She is a South Florida based freelance professional photographer of art for artists, portraits, commercial projects & events. Durga has several long term projects and books to her credit.

"Allegory of the Maidens" by Durga Garcia

“Allegory of the Maidens” by Durga Garcia

 

Durga brings a most uncommon background to her pictures.  She has lived in many countries and across America, working as a racehorse trainer, equine veterinary paramedic, yoga teacher, member of the U.S. International Pistol Team and certified art appraiser.  She has parlayed her years of experience as a certified art appraiser into a special talent for conveying those nuanced details in her own work. Durga maintains her Senior Fine Art Appraisal accreditations.    She lectures on photography for area groups, camera clubs, Artists of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.  Durga hosts a blog for photographers giving tips and tricks of the business and is writing a book for kids, “Your First Photography Book”.

 

"Splitting Leaves" by Durga Garcia

“Splitting Leaves” by Durga Garcia

In September, 2014 Durga will take part in Palm Beach State College’s “BARK” Invitational Exhibit (Palm Beach Gardens, FL). She has been invited to Tuscany in Spring, 2014 to lead a multi-discipline workshop plus a Photo Tour of Iceland in Fall, 2014.

 Durga is a Proud Member of these Professional Associations:

*PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS of AMERICA
*NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of WOMEN ARTISTS
*NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of PHOTOSHOP PROFESSIONALS
*FLORIDA PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS
*PALM BEACH PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS GUILD
*BOCA MUSEUM ARTISTS’ GUILD
*WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY
*ARTISTS of PALM BEACH COUNTY

 

For more information visit: http://durgagarcia.com/ http://durgagarcia.tumblr.com/ https://www.facebook.com/durga.garcia


 

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Art Palm Beach Announces “Art Synergy”, January 23-28, 2014

What happens when a grassroots movement brings artists from different associations, guilds, and galleries together?  ART SYNERGY!  The Rickie Report has written previously about the “Think Tank” meetings that began in May, 2013.  With the visionary leadership of a few and the voices of many, we are excited to share ART SYNERGY, which will be part of Art Palm Beach in January, 2014!  There are many opportunities for artists, galleries and groups to become involved.  Read this article for more details!

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ArtPalmBeach

Announces

Art Synergy

Jan. 23-28, 2014

Lee Ann Lester, Organizer of ArtPalmBeach Contemporary Art Fair, announced today the launch of the first “Art Synergy” Art Week during the upcoming ArtPalmBeach art fair.  ART SYNERGY is a countywide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of our vibrant arts community”, explained Craig McInnis, West Palm Beach Art District Coordinator. Initiated by Lee Ann Lester, Fair Organizer and local gallery owners Rolando Barrero, Craig McInnis, and Freddy Hennevelt; “Art Synergy” is a coordinated five day event with over 60 galleries, studios, non-profit art exhibition institutions and museums in six art districts throughout Palm Beach County during the five day fair, Jan. 23-28th.
Rolando Barrero, Director of ActivistArtistA Gallery and Developer of Boynton Beach Arts District; “Since opening my gallery, in a run-down industrial park in 2012, my dream was to develop the area into an art district and cultural center.  It has taken only 2 years to do so. Now that it has been cleaned up, repainted, and nationally branded – it’s ready to be presented to the arts world. Lee Ann Lester is vital to this effort and it’s with much gratitude that I thank her for accepting our proposal to participate under Palm Beach’s flagship art exposition: ART PALM BEACH.”
Lee Ann Lester, Founder and Organizer of ArtPalmBeach, says,“Palm Beach County has a great legacy in supporting the arts and is home to many of Florida’s leading art and cultural institutions. Art Synergy will create a new bridge for winter residents and ArtPalmBeach visitors to explore this cultural legacy and create an annual destination to enjoy Palm Beach County Art Week events.”
The first evening of Art Synergy begins at ART al’ FRESCO at the Boynton Beach Art District, on January 24th 7pm – 1am. ART al’ FRESCO will feature “Sensabilities: Cheryl Maeder and Ali Mirandaat the ActivistArtistA Gallery, a walking tour of the Murals of the Bay Gates Projects, special performances and showcasing of work by local area artists.
Each art district will offer a weekend of scheduled gallery walks, symposiums, open studio visits, special exhibitions, poetry readings, architectural tours, film previews, and art performances.

The Participating Art Districts:

  • Historic Northwood Village, West Palm Beach
  • Clematis Street & West Palm Beach
  • S. Dixie Highway Arts District, West Palm Beach
  • Palm Beach Worth Avenue
  • Boynton Beach
  • Lake Worth

 

ArtPalmBeach is the most recognized international contemporary art fair held in the Palm Beach County Convention Center established by the IFAE LLC a Florida based art fair organizer. IFAE produces both ArtPalmBeach established in 1997 and The American International Fine Art Fair Palm Beach February 4-9, 2014 established in 1996.

IFAE is celebrating its 25th year as an international fair organizer founded by Lee Ann and David Lester. The company has organized over 100 international art fairs in Chicago, New York, Miami, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Dallas and Palm Beach. IFAE LLC is now based in Miami and Palm Beach. In addition to the two Palm Beach fairs the firm organizes Miami International Art Fair, Miami Art + Design Fair, Art Sarasota, Miami International Jewelry Fair and The Club at SeaFair events in conjunction with Show Management Yacht Shows in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami Beach and Palm Beach.
For more information: www.artpalmbeach.com or
Lee Ann Lester; llester@ifae.com 239 949 5411
or contact District Art Event Coordinators:
  • Historic Northwood Village, West Palm Beach

Freddy Hennevelt, Hennevelt Gallery, henneveltsgallery@att.net, 561 506 4180

  • Clematis Street, West Palm Beach

Craig McInnis & Trina and Anthony Burkes
ATB Fine Arts, trintasb@atbfineartsts.com 561 842 5724

  • S. Dixie Highway Arts District, West Palm Beach

Jamnea Finlayson; JF Gallery, jamnea@jfgallery.com; 561 478- 8281

  • Palm Beach Worth Avenue

David Ginn; DJT Fine Art; david@djtfa.com; 561 833 4700

  • Boynton Beach

Rolando Barrero; Rolando Chang Barrero Studio; rolandobarrero@mac.com; 786 521 1199

  • Lake Worth

Emily Theodossakos, Lake Worth CRA

  EThedossakos@LakeWorth.org

 

 

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National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) Offers Lecture

National Association of Women Artists, (NAWA) Florida Chapter invites you to see their exhibit “Introspections” a collection of fine art paintings, sculptures and photography created by Florida Chapter members.   In addition, Carol Prusa will present a lecture, “Emergent Worlds”.  The event is open to the public. The Rickie Report encourages artists to seek out networking opportunities like NAWA, to share and learn from your artistic peers! Better yet, you may find a mentor!  There are more details in this article about this exhibit as well as how to connect with NAWA, whose Florida Chapter is very active.

 

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The National Association of Women

Artists, Inc.

 Florida Chapter

 

 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

 

Featured Lecture by Carol Prusa

“Emerging Worlds”

Lecture    

2pm – 3:30 pm 

 

Reception and Awards Ceremony

4:00 – 6:00 pm

 

 “Introspections”

A Multi-Media Visual Art Exhibit

 

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 5:00 p.m.

 

Boca Museum Art School Gallery

 

801 West Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton

 

Open to the Public               Admission Free

 

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The National Association of Women Artists ( NAWA), Florida Chapter, invites the public to their exhibit, “Introspections”.  On Thursday, October 17th, at 2:00pm,  a special lecture will be presented by Carol Prusa, titled “ Emergent Worlds”.  The lecture will be followed by a Reception and Awards Ceremony from 4-6 pm.

 

Carol Prusa  is a professor at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. She is a nationally known artist  who has exhibit widely and served as the juror for the exhibit  NAWA Florida exhibit “Introspections”,  currently on display through October 18, 2013.  Prusa is known for using mathematical models, developed by physicists, to describe the universe.  The objects’ interconnectedness gives the viewer a glimpse of order and spirituality, where art and science combine.  

 

National Association of Women Artists fosters public awareness of, and interest in works of art with an emphasis on fine art created by women and encourages the artwork of new emerging artists.

 

The Florida Chapter carries out the mission of the National Association of Women Artists, Inc., in Florida. The Chapter engages an active program of regional exhibitions, seminars and other educational activities as well as sponsoring annual scholarships for talented and needy art students.

 

 Member’s artwork is juried at the New York City headquarters.   For more information about  please visit nawafl.com  or contact Jane McIntyre at 561.394.5562  or The Art School, Boca Museum at 561.392.2503

 

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“Eclectic”, A Multi Media Art Exhibition Presented by NAWA

 The members of NAWA, The National Association of Women Artists will present “Eclectic”, A Multi Media Art Exhibition at the Armory Art Center opening on February 8th.  The event is open to the public, but more importantly, it will be an opportunity to meet the NAWA Scholarship winners from the Dryfoos School of Art in West Palm Beach.  NAWA, an organization founded so long ago shows its true colors by nurturing the artists of today and tomorrow. The Rickie Report is proud to be announcing this event and hopes you will attend.

 

The National Association of Women Artists, Inc.

 Florida Chapter

Presents:

“Eclectic”, A Multi Media Art Exhibition

At the East and Greenfield Galleries of the Armory Art Center

 1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida, 33401.

Show runs from Friday, February 8 – Saturday March 16, 2013

 

The public is invited to a reception

February 8, 2012 from 6 – 8 pm

 Exhibit is open Mon-Fri 10 -4, Saturday 10 – 2 and is Closed on Sunday

During the reception on February 8th, the NAWA/Florida Chapter will present Art Scholarships to talented female art students from the Dryfoos School of Art in West Palm beach, FL.  

“Shoreline” by Cohen

Scholarship winners’ art will be exhibited along with NAWA members at the Armory Art Center.

“The Fighter” by Andre

The National Association Of Women Artists Inc. is the oldest professional women artists association in the United States. The Florida Chapter is the only regional chapter in the country. Its  artists work is juried into the organization at headquarters in New York City. 

 

“Her Nature” by Lublinski

For more information please contact  Show Chair, Bernice Harwood at  561-736-9720 or harwoodbernice@yahoo.com

 

“Red Desert” by Saitlin

MISSION STATEMENT

” The purpose of the Association is to promote culture and education in the visual arts through exhibitions of its members’ works, lectures, art demonstrations, scholarships, awards and other educational programs. Association shall foster public awareness of and interest in works of art with emphases on fine art created by women. It will encourage new emerging artists through all appropriate means”

“Majestic” by Staub

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS, FLORIDA CHAPTER INC.

On January 6, 1995, the first and only chapter of this prestigious art association was founded in Florida by Liana Moonie, of Palm Beach and Connecticut, a past president of National, along with Madeline Weiss, of West Palm Beach, the first local president of N.A.W.A. Florida Chapter. The Florida Chapter carries out the mission of the National Association of Women Artists, Inc. with regional exhibitions, seminars and other educational activities as well as sponsoring annual scholarships for talented High School art students toward the college of their choice.

“Woodland” by Harwood

Our exhibition venues have included the Armory Art Center, Northwood University, and Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens in West Palm Beach, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Gardensart at Palm Beach Gardens City Hall, The Cornell Museum of Art and History, Delray Beach, the Capital Building Gallery in Tallahassee and various Northern Trust Banks throughout the state.

“The Pen Is Mightier” by Fishenfeld

For further information, email NAWA Headquarters at office@thenawa.org or Anica Shpilberg, NAWA/FL Membership- anica@shpilberg.com or check out their website: www.thenawa.org

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