Gold Coast Watercolor Society Announces Three Workshops: Karen Knutson, Anne Abgott & Steve Rogers. Open To Non-Members

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society – A Watermedia Group (GCWS) is a resource for artists, both new and experienced.  GCWS offers Opportunities to learn, paint and sketch; Workshops taught by nationally recognized artists; An annual membership show; Juried shows in venues such as museums, galleries and local businesses; Paint-Ins with live models; Lectures and demonstrations, showing “how it’s done” by selected artists; Non-juried group shows in local libraries and other public venues plus Plein air painting opportunities. The Rickie Report shares the details of three workshops: Karen Knutson, Anne Abgott, and Steve Rogers.  These are open to non-members and we urge you to network with this organization to further your techniques and achievements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society

A Watermedia Group

ArtServe

1350 Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Please Join Us!

 

 

Meetings are held October through May

3rd Tuesday of each month

7 pm  at  Artserve

 

 

 

 

GCWS Workshops – 2020

Art Serve

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

 

 

 

 

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$350 for Members $395 for Non-Members

 

Karen Knutson will open your eyes to Gustav  Klimt as you delve into acrylic for the first time  or as an experienced painter. This workshop will emphasize good design with lots of tricks and techniques to push you into Klimt’s world. New to acrylic inexpensive paints may be used for the process. No drawing skills are necessary to enter this playful but expressive workshop.

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Anne Abgott AWS, NWS   February 18-20 2020

 

 

 

 

 

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$350 for Members $395 for Non-Members

Anne Abgott, in her Daring color and more! You will learn to exaggerate the possibilities of an Image. Design, photo shop, power repetition, balance, color games through mingling with a different image produced each day. One day will venture into opaques. All will be learned as you work from Anne’s photo or if you choose to work with your own photo. All Levels are welcome. You will never fear watercolor again!

 

 

 

Steve Rogers AWS, NWS  March 17-19, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$350 for Members and $395 For Non- Members

Join Steve Rogers as we discover the pure Joy of painting intuitive Abstract Painting with Fluid Acrylics , Watercolor Pencils and Crayons. Letting go and realizing that there are no rules, depending entirely on understanding Design and Color Theory. All of which will be thoroughly explained and illustrated. Then the fun begins. Lots of intuitive painting time with help finding your direction and finally what it takes to pull an Abstract together.

 

 

How to Pay:

PayPal or You can reserve your seat by paying online

at www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com/

Or contact Teresa Kirk at 954-436-2858   swgftl@aol.com

 

 

 

 

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New Studio For The Visual Arts Invites Art Lovers And Artists To Multiple Events, Including “99 Bottles Of Beer” Exhibit, Lunch & Lectures, Art Workshops, And More Beginning January 16

The New Studio for the Visual Arts announces classes, workshops, lectures, and exhibitions happening now through the end of March.  Get your calendars out for these workshops, lectures, exhibits, and one day events: Spencer Meagher, Dr. Joan Lipton, Sue Archer, Kathryn Adele Schumaker, Janet Rogers, Paul Jackson, Elio Camacho, and “99 Bottles of Beer” – There really is something for everyone!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, LECTURES, EXHIBITIONS :

Now through the end of March ,2020

 

 

Visit www.thenewstudiova.net for specific scheduling of classes

 

Call now

To Register, RSVP or for additional information

 (561) 295-5712

 

 

 

SPENCER    MEAGHER

January 16-17  Expressive Brushstrokes in Acrylic Painting with Spencer Meagher

9:30 – 4:30 pm   $300

“Hidden Treasure” by Spencer Meaghan

 

Discover how much fun acrylic painting can be! 

In this workshop, Spencer will show you many of the fun techniques that will breathe new life into your acrylic paintings. Spend these two days exploring the unique attributes of acrylic:  Vibrant colors  –  Rich textures  –  Expressive brushwork.  You will love this workshop as you experience the vibrancy of this medium.   Throughout the workshop, Spencer will discuss composition and design and the role they play in a successful painting.

This class is appropriate for all skill levels. Set aside 2 days for just you and your art!

 

 

 

Lunch & Learn with JOAN LIPTON

 

 

 

 

Sunday, January 26 – Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz

Noon – 2 pm  $50 includes light lunch

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, February 16 – Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

Noon – 2 pm      $50 includes light lunch

 

 

 

 

 

SUE  ARCHER

January 27 – 31    An Advanced Beginner to Advanced Watercolor Workshop

 

9 am – 4 pm     $495

 

Sue Archer

Emphasis will be placed on color theory and design while incorporating texture into your own work if  you so desire. Sue will be introducing you to several alternative surfaces if you want to experiment with them.  Those students who do not want to work on textures or alternative surfaces, but wish to receive help with just color and design on their own paintings (on traditional papers), are also welcome in this workshop.

Finished paintings are not our objective; the planning and designing of your paintings is.  Your days will be filled with daily demos, lectures, color or design projects and on-going critiques;  A personal, one on one consultation time will be available.

***2 Years Experience with the Watercolor Medium Is Recommended***

 

 

 

 

KATHRYN   ADELE   SCHUMAKER

February 8  The Art Of Nature: A Collage Workshop

Collage by Kathryn Adele Schumaker

 

 

Kathryn Adele Schumacher received her BA degree from Rollins College (Florida) with majors in Fine Art & Art History. Kathryn is committed to pursuing her life-long joy and passion by being a full-time artist working primarily in Mixed media collage and Monotype printmaking.

 

 

“99   BOTTLES   OF   BEER” Art Exhibition

 

 

 

Opening Reception and Awards

Sponsored by Crosby Kitchen & Bar

 

At:

 

Crosby Kitchen & Bar

Sunday, February 9, 2019

2 – 5  pm

1406 South Cypress Drive Jupiter, FL 33469

ART   EXHIBIT   CONTINUES   AT:

February 11 – February 29, 2020

The New Studio for the Visual Arts

1615  S. Cypress Drive in Jupiter

 

 

JANET  ROGERS

 

 

 

Portrait by Janet Rogers

February 17-18   SESSION I –   “WATERCOLOR IMPRESSIONS – FLOWERS TO LANDSCAPE”

9 am – 4 pm    $300​

Fresh flowers in the studio will be the inspiration for the beginning of this workshop.  Janet will demonstrate various “fun” exercises geared to interpret flowers in a loose and expressive manner.  Discovering the unique “nature” of individual flowers and “finding” new colors will be highlighted.  We will also explore how to interpret the landscape from photos in an impressionistic style.  Demonstrations and individual help will weave throughout the workshop, with an emphasis on letting the medium of watercolor lead the students to new adventures in watercolor.  (PLEIN AIR – in studio!)  Some goals include “keeping the whites”, avoiding “mud”, intuitive color and composition.  Besides working with students individually and class demos, Janet and attendees  will enjoy “Show and Tell” – and opportunity to see class work together and enjoy!

ALL LEVELS WELCOME     

February  19,20,21   SESSION II –  “WATERCOLOR IMPRESSIONS – THE HEAD & FIGURE”

 

9 am – 4 pm  $375

 

This dynamic workshop is designed to enable participants to quickly gain confidence in approaching the portrait and figure in a more spontaneous, intuitive and expressive way.  Demonstrations, class instruction, individual assistance, “show and tell”, and a series of “fun” exercises, (which will include drawing, color and paint application) will weave into class painting time.  Special emphasis will be on achieving a fresh look of translucent flesh tones in the portrait with unique color changes, which will add to the excitement of capturing the essence of the subject.  Many “features” will be covered, including an approach to children’s portraits.  No fear in this workshop – drawing help is available – no matter what level. Students will have an opportunity to work from their photographs or Janet’s and also the opportunity to paint in a gestural and intuitive manner from the live model for ½ of the last day.  Our goals will be to “see” in new ways — bringing “life” and interpretation to the portrait and figure, and to discover intuitive color and design.  

ALL LEVELS WELCOME

 

 

PAUL   JACKSON

February 24 -26

Paul’s focus for this workshop will be to guide you through a painting from beginning to end, as you paint together a stunning image of dramatic light and luminosity. You may choose to follow along and work on the same image, or find another subject entirely. Paul will happily work with you through whatever subject you choose.  Paint with Paul and he’ll help you reach the next level of artistic confidence and ability as he guides you through a painting, illustrating the principles of design, color, value, composition and the mechanics of watercolor.  Through informal lectures, discussions, demonstrations and critiques you refine your personal painting style. Come prepared to be entertained, make new artist friends and find logical and creative answers to your watercolor problems.

Paul will demonstrate the versatility of watercolor paint. You will learn… 

  • How to work in thin layers of washes to build up luminous colors.

  • How to plan the entire picture area

  • The importance of thinking through the composition, good division of shapes, value planning, 

  • What to communicate about your subject

  • How to correct mistakes.

 

 

“Perfect Curves” by Paul Jackson

 

Paul will lead you step-by-step with demonstrations of the painting process.   If watercolor is your passion, then this highly energized painting workshop is for you! Paul’s stress-free, positive approach toward the act of painting will inspire you to loosen up and have fun again. Expect an intense, concentrated and lively workshop where you will elevate your understanding of watercolor.

Beginners are always welcome!

 

 

 

 

The Art of Marketing Your Art With ILENE GRUBER ADAMS

 

March 12, 2020   1 – 4 pm

Learn valuable tips and knowledge on how to improve your marketing skills by treating your art as a business.   All attendees are required to bring one piece of art that is representative of their work.

In this workshop you will learn how:
• to present your art
• apply for exhibitions and to galleries • write an artist statement
• create an online presence

 

Ilene Gruber Adams with an Installation Art Piece

 

 

Ilene Adams, owner of The Marketing Works of Palm Beach, is a graphic designer, marketing guru and artist combining her business acumen with her artistic skills to create branding and marketing that best represents you or your business.  After owning a nationally acclaimed multimillion dollar broadcast marketing company in the Northeast for over 20 years, Ilene moved to Florida and shifted her interest to small businesses and the arts.  In addition to her business clients, Ilene has worked in the non-profit art world bringing her marketing talents and creativity to an art center in West Palm Beach, several art organizations and working to advance art and artists in the community, and offer her expertise through seminars on marketing your art.  Ilene curates shows including exhibits for ArtSynergy’s Art Palm Beach and Art Forms at Art Boca. She has also been a judge several times for Artigras, an international outdoor art show and is currently working on several community art projects to bring art to the public She has served as a board member at several organizations, among them, ArtSynergy, Artists of Palm Beach County, Wellington Art Society and was a long-time advisor for the Cultural Affairs Committee for the city of West Palm Beach. In her spare time, she creates her own art!  Find out more at www.IleneAdamsInc and www.IleneAdamsFineArt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELIO    CAMACHO    PAINTING   WORKSHOP   SERIES 

 

Painting by Elio Camacho

 

 

March 24, 2020    Building a Strong Painting Foundation Workshop  – 1 Day Workshop 

9 am – 4 pm     $105

March 25, 26 & 27   Principles of Painting & Expressive Color Still Life Workshop (three day)

9 – 4  pm    $375

Nationally known Bay Area teacher, artist, and colorist Elio Camacho will help you build a strong foundation for your painting in these 1‐day and 3 day workshops! The workshop is structured for beginners through advanced students and includes demos, hands‐on participation, and instruction in your choice of oil or acrylic still‐life painting at the easel.

To register go to www.thenewstudiova.net 

 

 

The New Studio for the Visual Arts mission:

Nurture a vibrant arts community

Foster artistic excellence

Lower the barriers to participation in the arts

Bring people together for a powerful shared experience that inspires a creative exchange of ideas 

 

 

 

No membership fee!
No registration fee!
Prorating available!

Sign up today.

Call 561-295-5712

www.thenewstudiova.net

 

 

 

 

 

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

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Artists Guild Of Boca Museum Of Art Invite Public To Free Art Opening Thursday, January 23 Plus Free Special Musical Presentation With Howard Greenblatt Sunday, February 9. Free Admission And Parking

The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art invites the public to a new FREE Art Reception on Thursday, January 23 and a FREE Special Musical Presentation with Howard Greenblatt on  Sunday, February 9.  Enjoy the music as you browse the gallery of professional artists.  These FREE events require an RSVP The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Not a member yet?  This is the perfect time to check out this professional artist networking organization!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2910 N. Federal Hwy   Boca Raton, FL 33431  (In Elegance Plaza)

bocamuseum.org       guild@bocamuseum.org

Gallery Hours:  TUE – SAT: 10AM – 6PM      SUN: 1 – 5PM

561.278.7877

 

 

ARTISTS   GUILD   GALLERY  

FREE  OPENING  ART  RECEPTION

 

 

THURSDAY,   JANUARY 23, 2020

 

6 – 8 pm

 

 

 

A N D:

 

 

A   MUSICAL  PRESENTATION   WITH :

 HOWARD  GREENBLATT  

SUNDAY,  FEBRUARY 9, 2020

 

 2 – 3  PM

 

 

 

 

 

Free admission & Parking      

Open to the Public

RSVP:

Online at bocamuseum.org/artistsguild

Via email to spnash@aol.com

 

 

2910 N. Federal Hwy   Boca Raton, FL 33431  

(In Elegance Plaza)

 

 

 

 

 

For detailed information about this event, future exhibits, and membership, please visit:

 

bocamuseum.org

bocamuseum.org/artistsguild

For more information:

Steve Nash:  spnash@aol.com

 

 

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

 

 

47 Artists Participate In Martin Artisan Guild Studio Tour January 18 & 19. Mark Your Calendars For Free Self-Guided Tour And Special Preview On January 10 At The Elliott Museum

Meet forty-seven highly creative regional artists and craftspeople at the 4th Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour (MCOST) on January 18-19, 2020.  This Free event brings art lovers to 30 different studios with a self-guided and downloadable maps.  A Preview Event will be held on January 10 at the Elliott Museum. At the studios, you can watch the artists creating their work, interact with them, learn about how they create and see what materials they use. Some will offer refreshments and special surprises! Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the thriving arts scene in Martin County!  Meet the artists, ask questions, explore new venues and see their newest drawings, watercolors, oils, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and fiber arts that they will be displaying and selling.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Opening Reception  PREVIEW

January 10, 2020

6  – 8 pm

Available January 8 – 12, 2020

Elliott Museum

825 NE Ocean Boulevard Stuart, FL

 

Join us for this exciting preview of the work of the talented artists of the Martin Artisans Guild who will be participating in the area’s premier art event – the 2020 Martin County Open Studio Tour! See the artists’ work to help you decide which studios you want to visit. Refreshments will be served. Cash bar available. 

 

 

 

 

 

MARTIN    COUNTY    OPEN    STUDIO    TOUR

 

 

JANUARY  18 – 19, 2020  

~FREE   To   ATTEND~

10 am – 5 pm  each day

MARTIN   COUNTY, FL

 

 

Click Here for Video!

 

 

 

MAP IS AVAILABLE ON OUR FREE DOWNLOADABLE APP:

 

A free downloadable APP called “Martin County Open Studio Tour” is also available with artists and location information. Participation provides a wonderful opportunity for the community to experience the process of making art. More information is available on the following media sites: MCOST.org., Facebook, and the free phone APP.

 

 

 

The Art Studio Tour features local artists working in a wide range of mediums: painting, drawing, sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media and textiles. Artist’s studios are in the Jensen Beach, Stuart, Palm City and Hobe Sound areas.

 

 

Tour participants will be able to see actual working studios where original artwork is produced and interact with the artists. Original artwork will be available for purchase.

 

 

The first studio tour in 2017 was well attended and highly successful for all involved. The Martin County Open Studio Tour has become a traditional event every January in Martin County. This event is free to the public and information guide booklets will be available at numerous locations as well as at each art studio.

 

 

 

 

This years Artists include:

Cheryl Cote

Jane Baldridge

Lynne Barletta

Barb Bucci

Mallo Bissett

Tepa Charles

Suzanne Connors

Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill 

Diana Rell Dean

Dan Defelici

Jim Dirks

Maria Dowling

Deborah Elaine

Grace Fenniman

Thomas Forster

Torenzo Gann

Dot Galfond

Katie Gianni

Eduardo Gomez

Lorrie Goss

Pat Hoshino

Alicia Jones

Denise Justice

Helen Kagan

Renee Keil

Sue Klahne

Chris Kling

Alice Laputka

Addison Laskey

Brenda Leigh

Sheryl Levine

Karen Leffel-Massengil

Mia Lindberg

Maria McCadden

Maria Miele

Amber Moran

Lynn Morgan

Tracee Newsome

Martha Quigley

Sally Browning Pearson

Kim Rody

Danuta Rothschild

Geoffrey Smith

Mark Stall

Christina de la Vega

 

Thank you To Our Sponsors:

Stuart Art Supply, Visionary School of Arts, 3D Potter, Jewelry by Whiticar, Red Barn Furniture, The Gilt Complex, Eduardo Gomez Sculpture, Tom Campenni & Friends, ReMax of Stuart, Treasure Coast Universal Unitarian Congregation, Eventmakers, The Rickie Report, Stuart Boathouse, Whiticar Mobile Marine Services, Wm. B. Ianiero Renovations & Remodeling, Diana Rell Dean Riverhouse Workshop, Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor, License to Kiln – Dot Gelfand, Treasure Coast Dermatology, Tim Ioannides MD, Mark Stall Images, Sunrise Surf Shop, William Torenzo Ganaway, Martha Quigley Landfall Gallery, Lynn Morgan, Sheryl Levine, Jane Lawton Baldridge, Lighthouse ArtCenter, Sally Brown Pearson, Tom Grissman Photography & Fine Art Reproduction, Kyle G’s Prime Seafood & Steaks, Historical Society of Martin County, Elliott Museum, House of Refuge Museum, The Frugal Framer, Arts Council of Martin County, Arts Foundation of Martin County, Women Supporting the Arts.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

 

mcopenstudiotour@gmail.com

mcost.org

 

 

 

 

 

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

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David Patchen, World Renowned Glassblower Comes To Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts January 16 -18. Public Is Invited To Meet The Artist Dinner, Glass Blowing Demo And Family Event

World renowned glassblower, David Patchen, is coming to Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts from January 16 -18. The public is invited to a Meet The Artist Dinner (Thursday, January 16), a Glass Blowing Demo with live music and refreshments (Friday, January 17), and a free Family Day (Saturday, January 18).  Benzaiten, located in Lake Worth, brings our area gifted visionary artists, and this weekend starts 2020 by setting the bar high!  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

 

 

Glass Creation by David Patchen

 

 

PRESENTS:

DAVID PATCHEN

 

World Renowned Glassblower

 

January 16, 17, 18, 2020

 

 

 

David Patchen at work

 

 

 

 

MEET THE ARTIST DINNER

Thursday, January 16, 2020

6 – 9 PM

 

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

 

 

Glass creation by David Patchen

 

 

GALLERY OPENING WITH 4-HOUR GLASSBLOWING DEMO

Friday, January 17, 2020

6  – 10 PM

David will demonstrate the difficult and complicated techniques of blowing with murinies over a period of four hours accompanied by a live band with heavy hors d’oeuvres and two drinks. Only $15 at the door

 

 

 

Glass creation by David Patchen

 

 

FREE FAMILY DAY

Saturday, January 18, 2020

2  – 5 PM

David will demo for 3 hours

 

 

 

For two decades David’s creative energies primarily found an outlet in music, but a blowpipe and furnace have firmly replaced his guitar and amp. A former corporate marketing professional, a glassblowing class in 2001 ignited such a passion that he transitioned his professional career from the software world to full-time glass artist.

David has been guest artist at the Corning Museum of Glass and studied at the Pilchuck Glass School. In 2010, David was selected as Artist in Residence in Seto City, Japan, spending a month lecturing and demonstrating his work. Primarily self-taught, David grew his skills through experimentation informed by observing talented local artists and a few visits with Afro Celotto, former assistant to Lino Tagliapietra from Murano, Italy. David has received awards for his work including an artistic merit scholarship for a class at Pilchuck. His book, David Patchen Glass, is in the permanent collection of the Rakow Library at the Corning Museum of Glass and the Frondazione Giorgio Cini, Entro Studi del Vetro (Glass Study Center Library) in Venice , Italy.

David is actively involved in the glass arts community as Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors at Public Glass (San Francisco’s center for glass art), member of the Pilchuck Leadership Council and former member of the Board of Directors, Glass Alliance of Northern California. David maintains a private studio within Public Glass where he creates his work. He enjoys and finds inspiration in international travel, the marine environment, science, nature and architecture.

 

David’s work is known for its intense colors, intricate detail and meticulous craftsmanship, is in numerous private collections, museums and is exhibited internationally. Born and raised in New York, David Patchen now resided in San Francisco.

 

 

 

!  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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