Renee Plevy’s Paintings At Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County Explore “Transitions”

Renee Plevy, an award winning artist, presents “Transitions”, an exhibition of her paintings, at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in Lake Worth. The Public is invited to the exhibit which runs from now through December 10th. Renee has a long list of accomplishments in the art world and is well known for her portraits.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this Free Exhibit and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

“TRANSITIONS”

Featuring:

R E N E E       P L E V Y

 

 

Now through December 10, 2016

 

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Painting by Renee Plevy

 

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

The Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building
601 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone: (561) 471-2901 Fax: (561) 687-9484
info@palmbeachculture.com

 

 

Public Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday

 

 

 

 

Parking:
There is free, 4-hour parking along Lake Worth’s Downtown streets. There is also a public parking lot on the east side of “L” Street, across from the Cultural Council’s building.

 

 

 

 

 

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“Excursion” by Renee Plevy

 

 

 

A lifelong artist, Renee has painted many well-known persons for their private collections, and has had one person shows in museums, galleries, and has shown in Lincoln Center, NYC. She has been in over 68 Galleries and Juried Art Shows.  Known for her “Portrait of a Woman” Organization wherein she has painted 23 oil portraits of famous Women Community Leaders from throughout Palm Beach County who have been honored at a Palm Beach Luncheon for the last four years. Renee has completed 23 oil Portraits of Prominent Palm Beach County Women Community Leaders for Portrait Of A Woman Legacy Series.

 

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“Celebration” by Renee Plevy

 

 

 

Renee has always had the ability to capture the soul and spirit of her subject. As a colorist, she has used her medium to portray the essence of a person’s personality. An award winning member of the Boca Raton Museum’s Artist Guild and Women of the Visual Arts, she won First Prize with the Guild for her painting “Excursion” exhibited at the Nathan D. Rosen Biannual Exhibit.

 

 

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“Contemplation” by Renee Plevy

 

 

 

Renee Plevy has a long list of accomplishments in the art world, including award winning exhibitions from the Northeast to Florida. She has been involved with numerous art-related organizations, giving her time and expertise. In addition, her artwork has been included in government projects, such as the Paterson Courthouse WPA Mural Restoration, Paterson, NJ. Plevy’s teaching affiliations continue to grow.

 

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“Young Girl With Pail” by Renee Levy

 

 

 

In NYC, Renee studied with internationally known portrait painters at the Art Student League, The School of Visual Arts and Parsons. At the same time she taught portraiture at the School of Visual Arts and was prominent with National Artist’s Equity. Renee currently paints in Palm Beach County, FL focusing on commissioned work, private classes, personal portraits and pet portraits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Renee Plevy’s artwork, workshops or exhibits:

Renee Plevy
(561) 736-8108 (Phone/Fax)    (561) 302-1380 (Cell)
renee@reneeplevy.com      www.ReneePlevy.com

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

17019 SW Sapri Way  Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com     561-537-0291

Vicki Siegel Offers Two New Workshops, “Photographic Images And Painting”

Vicki Siegel announces two new opportunities to learn new techniques, “Working With Photographic Images and Paint Workshops”.  If you are a painter who wants to include photographic images into your work, or a photographer who wants to try painting, this workshop will inspire you. Creating image transfers will be explained in detail. You will learn how to collage images, enhance and texture your photographic images with acrylic gels and paint. Whether a beginner or an accomplished artist, you will be inspired by the information packed demonstrations.  The Rickie Report shares the details as well as a list of current exhibitions where you can see Vicki’s impressive work.

 

 

Photographic Images and Painting:
Two New Workshops Presented by
Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

 

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“Two Sisters” by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surfaces, Layers and Photographic Imagery:

 

Friday/Saturday March 4-5, 2016, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Old School Square Center for the Arts, Delray Beach, FL

Cost: $315, Old School Square; 561-243-7922, ext. 317 (Sharon) or ext. 478 (front desk)

http://oldschoolsquare.org/events/surfaces-layers-and-photographic-imagery/

 

Painted Surfaces, Revealing Layers

and Photographic Imagery

 

Friday/Saturday April 1- 2, 2016, 10 am – 4 pm

Location: Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach

Cost: $315  Call to register: 561 832-1776 or
http://public.armoryart.org/public/SelectedClass.faces
Painted Surfaces, Revealing Layers PW4.5a

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“What’s Up?” by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

 

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Vicki Siegel has been working with photographic images since the late 1970’s. Her paintings are an exploration of painting and photography combined. Blending the two art forms is a process that results in images that are both real and imaginary. Vicki has just returned from training sessions with Golden Artist Colors, where she became a Golden Artist Educator, (GAEP). You can see her work at two different exhibits right now!

 

 

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“The Magic” by Vicki Siegel

Current Shows:

 

 

Woman: Untitled, Group Exhibition
January 15 through March 12, 2016
Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, 601 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460

Blurring Distinctions
February 16th – March 18th, 2016
Vicki Siegel paintings and sculpture and Leora Stewart fiber works
Eissey Campus Art Gallery, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

 

 

 

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“Peace and Love” by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

 

 

VICKI SIEGEL is a contemporary artist whose mixed media paintings, photography and sculpture explore the connection between memory and reality. She was an art director and creative director in advertising in Milan, Italy, Chicago, and South Florida. Vicki is a full time working artist who exhibits extensively. Her works can be found in many private collections. Vicki Siegel has studied towards a M.F.A. at Tyler School of Art, Rome and holds a B.F.A. from the University of Illinois. She is a passionate instructor of painting. Vicki Siegel is a Golden Artist Educator (GAEP), a member of the National Association of Women Artists, and a signature member of the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild among other organizations. Her studio is in Delray Beach, Florida.

 

For more information please contact:
vickisiegel@gmail.com
Vickisiegelart.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Don’t Miss A Minute Of ArtSynergy Events In Conjunction With ArtPalmBeach2016

The Palm Beaches will be vibrating with art when ArtPalmBeach returns on January 20, 2016 to celebrate its 19th year at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The fair will feature 85 international exhibitors, installation projects, art video labs, and SCULPT Palm Beach featuring a major large scale public art sculpture on the Palm Beach County Convention Center entrance plaza.  Art Synergy in collaboration with ArtPalmBeach will produce more than 65 exhibitions, January 15 – 30th throughout the nine Palm Beach County Art Districts during Art Palm Beach week. The nine art districts are: Antique Row, Artists Alley Delray, Boynton Beach Art District, Lake Park and North Palm Beach Art District, Lake Worth Arts, Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, and Worth Avenue.  The Rickie Report shares Highlights

 

 

 

 

 

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Marjorie S. Fisher Gallery: ArtSynergy presents ‘Mixing It Up’ at Marjorie S. Fisher Gallery All Media Group Exhibition. Reception on Friday, January 22nd (6pm to 8:30pm) – $10 Entry Donation. Sponsored by Civil Society Brewing and the West Palm Beach CRA. In conjunction with ArtSynergy, ArtPalmBeach and the Northwood ArtX ArtWalks. Featured Artists Include: Julie Silk Beaumont, Steve Brouse, Anthony Burks Sr., Robert Catapano, M.C. Desorcy, Ren Dittfield, David Hayes, Greg Matthews, Craig McInnis, Henriett Michel, John Rachell, Barry Seidman…
Exhibition runs from January 5th to January 30th and is Free during regular Gallery Hours – Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 5pm.

 

 

Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery will be presenting “Wet Foot / Dry Foot : 4 Cubans Conditions and Contributions.” Opening Reception January 15, 2016 | 6-9 PM. Continues through ArtWeek2016 in collaboration with Art Synergy and ArtPalmBeach.

 

 

 

The Urban Arts Lofts presents “Art Junction” on Saturday, January 23rd. The artists at the Urban Arts Lofts (UAL) invite you to an evening of sculpture, metalworking, photography, ceramics & custom built wood workings. The Lofts will feature several nationally known artists.For more information log onto: www.lakewortharts.com Studios open at noon. Special reception from 6-9 pm.Free Event!

 

 

 

ActivistArtistA Gallery presents “Snapshots! The Artist Gaze, opening reception January 28, 2016 6-10 PM.

 

 

 

Back Alley Art Festival The Lake Park Art District In conjunction with Art Palm Beach and ART Synergy we will be hosting The Back Alley Art Festival (Hopefully first annual)! Live painting and murals all night long.  Much more info coming so please stay tuned.  Food from Diner Dogs Inc. & Woodys Burgers Florida.

 

 

 

CONTINUUM is a pop-up art exhibition by Art Synergy in the Arts & Entertainment District in downtown West Palm Beach that takes place during ArtPalmBeach Week. Jan. 21 to Jan. 30 at 522 Clematis Street.

 

 

 

The Armory Center will be featuring three exhibitions during Art Palm Beach Week “The Women of Vision”, Rising Waters: an exhibition of recent works by Mags Harries and River: an installation by Mags Harries and Lajos Heder. “The Women of Vision” will feature sculpture, painting, photography, ceramics and mixed media. Rising Waters is an exhibition by Boston based artist Mag Harries it is an ironic and poignant commentary on the dilemma of “Rising Waters”-our inability to grasp it on an individual level and our societal refusal to deal with the effects of global warming already so evident in South Florida. River, the installation by Boston based artists Mags Harries and Lajos Heder of water, light, and shadow creates an apparition of a river from one bucket of water. January 16- February 12, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts will be featuring a glass blowing demonstration with contemporary glass artist Laura Donefer. Donefer has been a driving force in the Canadian glass movement for 18 years, she has curated many exhibits to show Canadian work including a major one in Tucson, Arizona entitled “North of the Border”.  Partners in this venture are McMow Art Glass and Habatat Galleries.  Artists will be selling their hand made fine crafts from 2 – 9 pm.

 

 

 

Bold Beauty Project, ArtPalmBeach has partnered with the Bold Beauty Project and famed photographer Robert Zuckerman to bring the Bold Beauty Project photography exhibit to Art Palm Beach 2016. This innovative visual arts event showcases women who dare to expose their disabilities. The models boldly face the photographer’s lens, and through the process, they uncover their beauty, sensuality and strength to break the molds of conventional beauty.

 

 

 

FOTOfusion at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre is the International Festival of Photography and Digital Imaging. In its 21st year it will feature Portfolio Reviews by 100 Experts, Mini FOTOshoots, seminars & panel discussions, hands-on computer labs, multimedia presentations, photography & digital art exhibitions, book signings & gallery walks and fuse and schmooze parties. Jan.19- Jan. 23.

 

 

 

Whitespace Collection: Collectors Breakfast featuring artist Rita Montlack and her exhibition “XXL Photographs; A Historical Survey of Contemporary Photography”. This private collection art exhibition space will be open to the public for the annual Art Palm Beach Collectors Breakfast and viewing of this private collection and featured exhibition January 24, Breakfast- 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, collection will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Whitespace will also have a booth at ArtPalmbeach in the Convention Center.

 

 

 

Norton Museum of Art will be exhibiting Vincent van Gogh’s “The Poplars at Saint-Rémy , the piece was painted in the same community, and in the same year, as The Starry Night, during a period when van Gogh was hospitalized. Additionally, the Norton will be exhibiting the “Portrait of Mademoiselle Hortense Valpinçon”, which has been rarely – if ever – been exhibited in the southeast United States.

 

 

 

Society of the Four Arts Exhibition on Screen: “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” Hailed as the most successful exhibition in Tate Modern’s history, you can now catch “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” at the Four Arts”, featuring exclusive new footage from The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Acclaimed British actor Simon Russell Beale brings insight and emotion to the words of Henri Matisse himself, while actor Rupert Young (Merlin) narrates. Saturday, January 23, 2016 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., at the Society of the Four Arts.

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art presents Dames: Portraits by Norman Sunshine. During a period of convalescence when he could not paint as he once was able to do, Sunshine delved into the digital world of art making and searched for subjects of style and substance. In doing so he was taken with notable women; their poise, their composure, and their self-assurance. Among those who have posed for him are art patron Agnes Gund, philanthropist Nancy Kissinger, and Anne Sutherland Fuchs, former publisher of Vogue, Woman’s Day, and Elle.

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter: “The Manoogian Collection: Two Centuries of American Art”. Considered to be one of the most significant private collections of American art compiled during the 20th century. This landmark exhibition includes 19th and 20th-century American paintings. Dr. Anne Palumbo lecture, “The Statue of Liberty as an American Icon” Thursday, January 21, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

For more information please visit: www.artsynergypbc.com

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Fuel Your Artistic Fire With Vicki Siegel’s Workshops And Enjoy Her New Exhibits!

Artist Vicki Siegel will fuel your artistic flames with new 2 day workshops!  Vicki Siegel invites you to join her in a frenzy of art activity. Sign up for her new 2 day workshops AND see her new paintings at one of her upcoming shows.  The Rickie Report shares the details about these Two Day Workshops at Two Locations and Shows.  Be inspired and learn new techniques!

 

 

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These fast paced workshops will get you creating and understanding how to work with acrylic paint. You will create new works and get a chance to try new materials and use ones you know in new ways. Vicki Siegel’s nurturing teaching style and in depth demonstrations will take you through these fast paced and fun workshops. Vicki has just returned from training sessions with Golden Artist Colors where she became a Golden Artist Educator, (GAEP).

 

 

 

 

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“Alternate Reality”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

 

Working in Layers Workshops

You will learn exciting new approaches to using acrylic products for layering and creating rich and complex surfaces. Artists working in all media and any abstract or representational style will benefit from this innovative way of thinking about materials. Gels, pastes, acrylic skins, masking, stencils, image transfers, transparent and translucency will be explained. You will also learn to incorporate personal imagery. Whether a beginner or an accomplished artist, you will benefit from the information packed demonstrations. There will be a lunch hour talk and slide show on Friday; bring a bag lunch. See the registrar for a supply list. Vicki will be bringing great tools and specialty paints for you to try.

 

 

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“Behind the Smile”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

 

 

Layers and Expressive Acrylic Paint: Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach
Friday/Saturday January 8 – 9, 2016, 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: $315, 561 832-1776 or www.Armoryart.org
Layers and Expressive Acrylic Paint PW3.5a

 

 

 

Powerful Acrylic Paint Layers: Old School Square Center for the Arts, Delray Beach, FL
Friday/Saturday January 15 -16, 2016, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $315, Old School Square; 561-243-7922, ext. 317 (Ann) or ext. 478 (Sharon)
www.oldschoolsquare.org/events/powerful-acrylic-paint-layers/

 

 

 

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“Bubbling Up”, Acrylic by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

 

Working With Photographic Images Workshops

If you are a painter who wants to include photographic images into your work, or a photographer who wants to try painting, this workshop will inspire you. You will learn how to collage images, layer acrylic paints, glaze, enhance and texture your photographic images. Creating image transfers will be explained in detail. Whether a beginner or an accomplished artist, you will be inspired by the information packed demonstrations. Contact the registrar for the supply list. There will be a lunch hour lecture and slide show for people who want to bring a brown bag lunch on Friday.

 

 

Surfaces, Layers and Photographic Imagery: Old School Square Center for the Arts, Delray Beach, FL
Friday/Saturday March 4-5, 2016, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $315, Old School Square; 561-243-7922, ext. 317 (Ann) or ext. 478 (Sharon)
http://oldschoolsquare.org/events/surfaces-layers-and-photographic-imagery/

 

 

Painted Surfaces, Revealing Layers and Photographic Imagery
Friday/Saturday April 1- 2, 2016, 10 am – 4 pm
Location: Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach
Cost: $315  Call to register: 561 832-1776 or www.Armoryart.org
Painted Surfaces, Revealing Layers PW4.5a

 

 

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“See it Coming”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

Upcoming Shows:

 

Woman: Untitled, Group Exhibition

January 15 through March 12, 2016

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, 601 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 

 

 

Blurring Distinctions

Opening Reception: Tuesday Feb 16th 5:30-7:30pm.

February 16th – March 18th, 2016 

Vicki Siegel paintings and sculpture and Leora Stewart fiber works

Eissey Campus Art Gallery, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

 

 

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“Love Conquers”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

VICKI SIEGEL is a contemporary artist whose mixed media paintings, photography and sculpture explore the connection between memory and reality. She was an art director and creative director in advertising in Milan, Italy, Chicago, and South Florida. Vicki is a full time working artist who exhibits extensively. Her works can be found in many private collections. Vicki Siegel has studied towards a M.F.A. at Tyler School of Art, Rome and holds a B.F.A. from the University of Illinois. She is a passionate instructor of painting. Vicki Siegel is a Golden Artist Educator (GAEP), a member of the National Association of Women Artists, and a signature member of the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild among other organizations. Her studio is in Delray Beach, Florida.

 

 

For more information please contact:

Vickisiegelart.com
vickisiegel@gmail.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Vicki Siegel Fuels Your Artistic Creativity With 2 Day Workshops, Weekly Classes and New Exhibit

Artist Vicki Siegel will fuel your artistic flames with new 2 day workshops! Vicki Siegel invites you to join her in a frenzy of art activity. Sign up for her new 2 day workshops in 2 different locations, join one of her weekly classes, or see her new paintings at one of her upcoming shows. Vicki’s nurturing style of teaching and in depth demonstrations gets everyone in their creative zone.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details and some photos of Vicki’s award winning artwork here.  Could this be the holiday gift you were looking for?  

 

 

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2 Day Workshops

Weekly Classes

New Exhibit

 

 

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“Love Conquers”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two Day Workshops at Two Locations:
Be inspired and learn new techniques!

These fast paced workshops will get you creating and understanding how to work with acrylic paint. You will create new works and get a chance to try new materials and use ones you know in new ways.  Vicki Siegel’s nurturing teaching style and in depth demonstrations will take you through these fast paced and fun workshops. Vicki has just returned from training sessions with Golden Artist Colors where she became a Golden Artist Educator, (GAEP).

 

 

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“See it Coming”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

Working in Layers Workshops

You will learn exciting new approaches to using acrylic products for layering and creating rich and complex surfaces. Artists working in all media and any abstract or representational style will benefit from this innovative way of thinking about materials. Gels, pastes, acrylic skins, masking, stencils, image transfers, transparent and translucency will be explained. You will also learn to incorporate personal imagery. Whether a beginner or an accomplished artist, you will benefit from the information packed demonstrations. There will be a lunch hour talk and slide show on Friday; bring a bag lunch. See the registrar for a supply list. Vicki will be bringing great tools and specialty paints for you to try.

 

 

Layers and Expressive Acrylic Paint 15F-P3.2b

Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach
Friday/Saturday January 8 – 9, 2016, 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: $315, 561 832-1776 or www.Armoryart.org

 

Layers and Expressive Acrylic Paint PW3.5a
Powerful Acrylic Paint Layers: Old School Square Center for the Arts, Delray Beach, FL
Friday/Saturday January 15 -16, 2016, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $315, Old School Square; 561-243-7922, ext. 317 (Ann) or ext. 478 (Sharon)
www.oldschoolsquare.org/events/powerful-acrylic-paint-layers/

 

 

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“Reach for the Sky” (detail), Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

Working With Photographic Images Workshops

If you are a painter who wants to include photographic images into your work, or a photographer who wants to try painting, this workshop will inspire you. You will learn how to collage images, layer acrylic paints, glaze, enhance and texture your photographic images. Creating image transfers will be explained in detail. Whether a beginner or an accomplished artist, you will be inspired by the information packed demonstrations. Contact the registrar for the supply list. There will be a lunch hour lecture and slide show for people who want to bring a brown bag lunch on Friday.

 

 

 

 

Surfaces, Layers and Photographic Imagery:

Old School Square Center for the Arts, Delray Beach, FL
Friday/Saturday March 4-5, 2016, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $315, Old School Square; 561-243-7922, ext. 317 (Ann) or ext. 478 (Sharon)
http://oldschoolsquare.org/events/surfaces-layers-and-photographic-imagery/

 

 

 

Painted Surfaces, Revealing Layers and Photographic Imagery

Friday/Saturday April 1- 2, 2016, 10 am – 4 pm
Location: Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach
Cost: $315  Call to register: 561 832-1776 or www.Armoryart.org
Painted Surfaces, Revealing Layers PW4.5a

 

 

 

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“In Passing”, Acrylic by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

Weekly Classes:

 

CLASSES AT: ARMORY ART CENTER

Exploring Acrylics P3.2b VICKI SIEGEL Level: All

Explore the versatile medium of acrylic paint in a creative atmosphere. Learn color mixing, wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, how to creatively use gels and mediums, glazing, layering, textures, skins, and image transfers.

Tuesdays, 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Session 3: January 5th – February 23rd

Session 4: March 1st – April 19th

 

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“Gioia”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

CLASSES AT: OLD SCHOOL SQUARE CREATIVE ARTS SCHOOL

Painting FUNdamentals

For beginner/intermediate. Develop a new hobby or try something new! In this class you will learn the fundamentals of painting in either acrylic or oil paints. The elements of art, composition, color mixing and basic paint materials will be taught in a fun and creative atmosphere. Starting a painting, gridding and blocking in, blending and painting wet on wet, wet on dry will be demonstrated. Work from reference material or projects the instructor suggests. You will gain confidence and knowledge of painting techniques while exploring your creative side.

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Fall/Winter Terms 3, 4

http://oldschoolsquare.org/learning/art-classes/painting/painting-fundamentalsnew/

 

 

 

Exploring Painting

For intermediate to advanced painters. Using your choice of medium: oil, acrylic, pastel or watercolor, pursue your passion for painting and develop your individual style. Learn key principles that every artist needs to know in order to improve their paintings. Topics such as palette and color mixing, color, value, composition, brushwork, light and shadow, atmospheric perspective, achieving distance, edges and experimental mixed media materials will be discussed. Demonstrations, and individual instruction, set the stage for you to take your paintings to the next level. Work in any artistic style utilizing reference materials or your imagination.

Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fall/Winter Terms 3, 4

http://oldschoolsquare.org/learning/art-classes/painting/exploring-painting/

 

 

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“Behind the Smile” (detail), Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

 

Upcoming Shows:

 

Woman: Untitled, Group Show

January 15 through March 12, 2016

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, 601 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 

“Blurring Distinctions: Metaphor and Materials”

Vicki Siegel paintings and sculpture and Leora Stewart fiber works

Eissey Campus Art Gallery, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

February 16th – March 18th, 2016

Opening Reception: Tuesday Feb 16th  5:30 –  7:30pm

 

 

VICKI SIEGEL is a contemporary artist whose mixed media paintings, photography and sculpture explore the connection between memory and reality. She was an art director and creative director in advertising in Milan, Italy, Chicago, and South Florida. Vicki is a full time working artist who exhibits extensively. Her works can be found in many private collections. Vicki Siegel has studied towards a M.F.A. at Tyler School of Art, Rome and holds a B.F.A. from the University of Illinois. She is a passionate instructor of painting. Vicki Siegel is a Golden Artist Educator (GAEP), a member of the National Association of Women Artists, and a signature member of the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild among other organizations. Her studio is in Delray Beach, Florida.

 

 

For more information about workshops, classes, exhibits or commissions, please visit:
Vickisiegelart.com  or email:  vickisiegel@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County Presents Bernice Harwood “Retrospective” Exhibition

Bernice Baumel Harwood, an artist since childhood, attended The McDowel School of Art in NYC and became a fashion illustrator. In 1944 Bernice entered the U.S. Navy as a WAVE, she served in the Hospital Corps and was trained as an Acrylic Eye Illustrator at Bethesda Naval Hospital MD, one of only eight in the country. Stationed at San Diego Naval Hospital, CA., she matched the existing eye for the men that lost their eyes in battle, by painting the iris in watercolor. Over the decades, Bernice has explored different art media and techniques, all with great success. Her award-winning artwork is part of numerous private and corporate collections. This Rickie Report article celebrates Bernice’s SOLO Retrospective Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County‘s gallery.  We urge you to stop in and see the breadth of Bernice’s artistic talent!

 

 

 

 

B e r n i c e      H a r w o o d

“R E T R O S P E C T I V E”

 December 19, 2015 -January 16, 2016

 

 

 

 

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“Elizabeth,NJ” by Bernice Harwood

 

 

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

The Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building
601 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone: (561) 471-2901  Fax: (561) 687-9484
info@palmbeachculture.com

Public Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday

 

Parking:
There is free, 4-hour parking along Lake Worth’s Downtown streets. There is also a public parking lot on the east side of “L” Street, across from the Cultural Council’s building.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bernice Harwood

Bernice Baumel Harwood, an artist since childhood, studied art in high school, and then attended The McDowel School of Art in NYC and became a fashion illustrator. In 1944 Bernice entered the U.S. Navy as a WAVE, she was in the Hospital Corps and was trained as an Acrylic Eye Illustrator at Bethesda Naval Hospital MD. There were eight illustrators stationed around the country. She was stationed at San Diego Naval Hospital, CA., where she matched the existing eye for the men that lost their eyes in battle by painting the iris in watercolor. She worked with a dentist, a Commander who was involved in the total process. This allowed the men to have an eye that looked quite natural.

 

 

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“Lagoon” by Bernice Harwood, Etching

 

 

 

After marriage, with two daughters, Bernice went back to college, Hofstra University, L.I. N.Y. She graduated Cum Laude with High Honors in Fine Arts and a B.S. in Art Education. She then went on to study for her Master’s Degree in Special Ed. Bernice has studied with many well-known art teachers, Jacob Lawrence ,David Shapiro, Ruth Leaf, Moses Sawyer, Anthony Toney, Frank Varga and more.

 

 

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“Lily Pond” by Bernice Harwood

 

 

 

Bernice was a member of the Graphic Eye Gallery in Port Washington, NY, and President for two years. She has exhibited in museums, galleries and universities. Bernice is a member of The National Association of Women Artists since 1983 and a past president of the Florida Chapter, as well as a Signature Member of The Boca Raton Museum, Artists Guild in Delray Beach, FL. She is also listed in the 9/11 Memorial Artists Registry for a Sculpture, Ground Zero and Rebirth.

 

 

 

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“Les Femmes” by Bernice Harwood, Monoprint

 

 

 

 

Bernice tells The Rickie Report, ” As a painter, I turned to multiples within the graphic medium. I found the challenge of the surprise, working with the existing results exhilarating. It is exciting to work with various techniques in etching to achieve the impression and mood I wish to evoke. These works are primarily representational. Then I found the Monoprint, with its spontaneity, use of textures and vibrant color and more abstract forms. I have incorporated some of the feeling of my Monoprint in my etchings. I am now working with watercolors, and using some of the same feelings and techniques that I used in printmaking”.

 

 

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“Lady Of The Lake” by Bernice Harwood, Etching

 

 

 

Bernice Harwood’s artwork is in many private, corporate and permanent collections and has won many awards. Bernice is in Who’s Who in American Art, Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who in America.

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact Bernice:  harwood.bernice@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Ray Gross’ Fine Art Hyper-Realistic Porcelains Are Gaining World-Wide Following

Ray Gross’ Fine Art Hyper-Realistic Porcelains are being celebrated world wide! His trip to Europe was a great success, first at Art Gallery Wiesbaden in Germany and later in Paris. Locally, Ray is being represented by Gallery Biba on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach and will have his work shown in upcoming international art fairs around the country, as well as other galleries nation-wide.  The Rickie Report shares some new photos and the details.

 

 

 

 

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Ray Gross is represented by Gallery Biba in Palm Beach, FL

 

 

At Art Hamptons, 2014, Ray celebrated his first Sell-Out show under the auspices of Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts, Binghamton, NY. He repeated his success at Scope/Art Miami that same year and took part in the 11th Anniversary Show at Art Palm Springs, CA. Ray’s creations were also at Habatat Gallery (West Palm Beach, FL).

 

 

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Ray Gross’ Fine Art Hyper-Realistic Porcelains

 

 

 

The Bruce Lurie Gallery located in Los Angeles, CA represented Ray at Art Hamptons , 2015; Affordable Art Show, New York City, Art Aspen and Art Houston. Art-Gallery-Wiesbaden sold 5 pieces the first week of their “American Pop” Exhibition. Galerie Mark Hachem of Paris represented and sold Ray’s work at Art Southamptons, 2015, The Affordable Art Show in NYC and SOFA/Chicago.

 

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Ray Gross and Gabriele Kraus in Palm Springs

 

 

Ray Gross’ Fine Art Hyper-Realistic Porcelains displayed and sold out at ArtPalmBeach last season! He will be showing at ArtPalmBeach January 20 – 24, 2016 and 13th Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show February 26 – 28, 2016. Both will be held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center located at 650 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL.  Ray’s work will also be available at Art Miami and Art Basel.

 

 

 

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Fine Art Hyper-Realistic Porcelains by Ray Gross

 

 

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Ray Gross’ Fine Art Hyper-Realistic Porcelains after the firing process, in Europe. Each one is unique!

 

 

 

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Preliminary sketch by Ray Gross for Free-Standing Fine Art Hyper-Realistic Porcelain at the request of Mark Hachem Gallery, Paris France

 

 

You can find Ray Gross’

Fine Art Hyper-Realistic Porcelains:

In the United States:

 

Gallery Biba Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, FL

        www.gallerybiba.com  561-651-1371

Contessa Gallery Lyndhurst, OH

      contessagallery.com 216-382.7800

Greenhill Center For The Arts Greensboro, NC

       www.greenhill.org  336-333-7460

Habatat Galleries  West Palm Beach, FL  561.469-8587

http://www.habatatgalleries.com

Haen Gallery Asheville, NC  

       www.thehaengallery.com  828.883.3268

Haen Lumberyard  Brevard, NC   828-883-3268

Johnston & Gentithes  Seagrove, NC

    www.discoverseagrove.com  336-873-9176

 

 

In Europe:

 

Ray Gross at Mark Hachem Gallery, Paris France

 

 

 

 Mark Hachem Gallery  PARIS  28 Place des Vosges   75003    Paris, France   

 markhachem.com +331-42-76-9493

paris@markhachem.com    OPENING TIMES   everyday 10:30 am – 8 am

 

Art Gallery Wiesbaden, Germany

Art Gallery Wiesbaden, Germany

 

Art-Gallery-Wiesbaden

Häfnergasse 2  65183 Wiesbaden,DE    Tel: 0611/ 37 62 69

Fax: 0611/ 37 62 89    info@artgallery-wiesbaden.de

 

 

Ray is a member of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and serves on the faculty at the Armory Arts Center Complex in W. Palm Beach. 

 

For more information please contact:

Ray Gross Fine Art
561 951 4749
Euro 0170-5091840
rayhgross@gmail.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Delray Beach Woodturners Tim and Josh Carter Spin Wood Into Sculptural and Functional Art

Tim Carter has always appreciated the natural beauty of wood. With 30 years of experience in woodworking, this self-taught craftsman has turned a passion and hobby into a full time business with gallery representation and demands for custom pieces. His son, Josh Carter, is quickly making his own name in the art of woodturning.  The Rickie Report highlights this duo’s  inspired sculptural and functional art pieces.  As the holidays near, what better gift than a handmade one, which can become your family heirloom!

 

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Delray Beach Woodturners

 

 

Using a lathe, which spins the wood, and a variety of sharp hand tools such as gouges, skews and scrapers, Tim and Josh create both functional pieces and sculptural forms from stumps, logs and burls. They use woods that are native to Florida and other areas of the U.S. as well as exotic woods from around the world.

 

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Maple Burl by Tim Carter

 

Tim typically has 30 to 40 species of wood in his shop, most of which is salvaged from the side of the road, recycled from local tree trimmers, or purchased through various sources. Josh often checks out his father’s wood supply and usually ends up with some nice pieces! Preferred Florida woods include Mahogany, Mango, Norfolk Island Pine, Sapodilla, Loquat and others.

 

 

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Lattice Box by Josh Carter

 

 

Many of Tim’s more sculptural vessels are turned from Manzanita, a naturally red-toned, sub-terrain burl found in the mountains of the western U.S. and other burls. Exotics, such as African Wenge, Brazilian Bloodwood, and Snakewood from Surinam offer rich colors and grain patterns, ideal for individual pieces or for use as inlay. Of particular interest are woods that have developed unique characteristics in their aging process. Wormholes and spalting (the fine, dark lines that appear as wood starts to decay) create exciting challenges in woodturning.

 

 

 

 

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Hollow Form With Lid and Agate Finial by Tim Carter

 

 

 

Tim never uses stains but rather uses various oil finishes to bring out the natural beauty of the wood. Many of his pieces will have some form of inlay such as slices of burl wood, brass, silver or semi-precious stones (lapis lazuli, malachite, coral, turquoise, onyx, and mother of pearl). Tim recently began experimenting with dyes to use on select woods, where the grain patterns are lost in the blandness of the wood (i.e., fruit woods and other very light woods). By layering blue, red, green and yellow dyes in specific ways, these woods are brought to life and given an almost glass-like appearance.

 

 

 

 

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Fan Bowl by Josh Carter

 

“The unique properties of all types of wood intrigue me, and the more I learn, the more intrigued I become,” Tim says. “The natural grain of the wood tells a story about the tree’s original structure and hardness. The grain and knot patterns emerge as the wood is turned, and very often, surprising colors are also revealed. The greatest challenge is creating a piece with the right combination of wood(s), shape, texture, inlay and finish. No two pieces will ever be the same.”

 

 

 

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Hollow Form with Inlay by Tim Carter

 

“Being the son of an incredibly talented wood turner has always been an encouraging characteristic of my life,” Josh says. “I was learning to turn on old vintage lathes by the time I was 8 years old. My father restores pre 1970’s lathes in his spare time, and gave me one as a gift. I continue to use it today.”

 

 

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Hollow Bowl and Spoon by Josh Carter

 

 

Josh has developed his own unique style. He is known for his multi-level fan bowls, functional bowls, tongs and spoons as well as turned boxes with traditional lids or lattice (spider pattern) lids, which are very challenging to make.

 

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Museum Store at Cornell Art Museum

 

 

Tim and Josh both reside in Delray Beach. Locally, their work can be found in the Museum Store at the Cornell Art Museum in downtown Delray Beach. Tim’s work is also in the Gift Shop at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in Lake Worth. He is also represented by the Blackfish Gallery in La Conner, Washington (just north of Seattle) and the Kokopelli Gallery in Laguna Beach, California.

 

 

Tim’s work is also in several private collections across the U.S. and in Delray’s Sister Cities of Miyazu, Japan and Moshe Tanzania. He has participated in Delray Affair, Mounts Botanical Gardens Spring and Fall Shows, Fairchild Gardens Ramble (Miami), and Palm Beach Home and Garden Show.

 

 

 

For more information about Tim Carter’s creations please visit: http://TimCarterWoodturning.com

For more information about Josh Carter’s creations please visit: 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CartersTurnings#

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

A Cultural Affair With Deborah Bigeleisen Offers Personalized Art Tours

Are you looking for something special to do?  Are family and friends visiting?  Learn how painters, sculptors, and photographers engage their viewers, why you are drawn to one work of art vs. another, how the materials and colors impact your senses and affect your emotions, and lots more! Deborah Bigeleisen is not only an internationally renown artist, but reports from those who have taken her art tours insist she is also a terrific art guide.  The Rickie Report shares this information, as Art Basel, Art Palm Beach and a multitude of museums are ready for art lovers. Deborah actively lectures on several unusual art-related subjects: “The Art Of Buying Art” and her specialized virtual museum tour, ” From Ordinary to Extraordinary: Looking at Art Through the Eyes and Mind of An Artist”.  Both of these lectures are terrific for organizations! The Rickie Report suggests you call soon regarding dates and availability.

 

 

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It’s all about seeing Art

Through the mind and eyes of an artist!

Have the unique experience of seeing South Florida’s exceptional museums, lush sculpture and botanical gardens, fine art galleries, and international fine art fairs through the mind and vision of internationally acclaimed artist, Deborah Bigeleisen. 

 

 

 

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“Vortex” by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

Whether you are savvy about art, or new to exploring museums and galleries you are in for an enriching and entertaining time. The tours are more of a conversation and less of a lecture; and because they are unscripted, there is a lot of flexibility, and they are always fresh and interesting. For those of you who have been intimidated by going to museums but have always been curious, Deborah’s relaxed engaging manner will remove all your fears and hopefully have you clamoring to see more!

 

 

 

 

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“Untitled” by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

Your guide, Deborah Bigeleisen, a resident of South Florida since 1998, is a world renowned painter whose work is represented by fine art galleries throughout the United States, and at international Fine Art and Contemporary art fairs. Her paintings are prominently included in both private and corporate collections world-wide. Deborah served for ten years as Chairperson for Art and Public Places for the City of West Palm Beach; she is a long-standing member of the Palm Beach County Cultural Council and the National Association of Women Artists.

 

 

 

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“Energy” by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

 

VENUES 

  • The Norton Museum of Art

If your plans include lunch, I suggest Café 1451 at the Norton Museum, or the Serenity Tea House just a few blocks from the museum (reservations required); if you would like to ‘have lunch with the artist’ it would be my pleasure to join you.

 

  • The Ann Norton Sculpture Garden

 

  • The Society of the Four Arts and Gardens

 

  • Palm Beach Photographic Centre

 

  • The Palm Beach Galleries

 

  • Morikami Museum and Gardens

 

  • Boca Raton Museum of Art

 

  • Flagler Museum

 

Enjoy walking along world famous Worth Avenue and through visually stunning courtyards to visit fine art galleries showcasing ‘old masters’ to living contemporary master artists’ work that spans more than three centuries; and hear a little history of Palm Beach along the way! If your plans include lunch, reservations are recommended ‘in season.’ I’ll be happy to make some suggestions. And, if you would like to ‘have lunch with the artist’ it would be my pleasure to join you.

 

 

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               “White Rose” by Deborah Bigeleisen 

 

 

 

 

Kristina Loaiza, Chef Concierge at The Brazilian Court Hotel shares, 

When I asked one of my more “seasoned” co-workers who has some experience in art, he told me, “I thought Deb was a great tour guide of the Norton. She was interactive and knowledgable about the pieces and exhibits. Deb has the ability to process art at a high level. Deb’s passion for the arts can transcend to reach all generations and evoke emotions you never thought art would make you feel.”

 

 

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“Point Of View” by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

 

 

 

 

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It is through Deborah’s vision that you will be taken on a fun and enriching journey.

•Rates vary according to the venue and the size of your group.

•Tour prices based upon minimum of 4 people

• Children 12 and over welcome

•Advanced reservations required • Credit cards accepted • Cancellation fees may apply • Transportation not included • •Lunch and personal purchases not included

Contact: Deborah Bigeleisen for times, reservations, and additional information
office: 561.689.7748 mobile: 561.351.8755  email: 

deborah@ACulturalAffairToRemember.com  or Visit:  ACulturalAffairToRemember.com

www.deborahbigeleisen.com

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Bea Doone-Merena Is Featured Artist At SOLO Exhibit, Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County

When you meet Bea Doone-Merena, she is soft-spoken, immaculately dressed and certainly not one to boast of her own accomplishments.  Bea is a masterful artist whose knowledge of oil painting techniques shows in her museum quality creations. Her Renaissance Grand Masters, Figurative, Avant-Garde, Animals, Still Life and Portraits bring awe not only due to her precision but also to size.  The Rickie Report shares details and some images, as Bea prepares for her SOLO Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.  The public is invited to the Reception on Saturday, Oct. 10th.   The exhibit runs through November 7th.  DO NOT MISS THIS!

 

 

B E A   D O O N E – M E R E N A

 

SOLO  EXHIBIT

 

 

 

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“Lady with Bowl of Violets”  by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Free Public Opening Reception:

Saturday, October 10th

3 – 5  pm

Exhibit Runs Through November 7th

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County 

601 Lake Avenue       Lake Worth, FL 33460

 (561) 471-2901

Public Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday

 

Parking
There is free, 4-hour parking along Lake Worth’s Downtown streets. There is also a public parking lot on the east side of “L” Street, across from the Cultural Council’s building.

 

 

 

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“Self Portrait at 17” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Bea Doone-Merena tells The Rickie Report, “My greatest pleasure in life is creating art! From that time in grade school painting murals and attending art classes, I knew my greatest pleasure in life would be art. Other loves presented themselves; marriage, children, grandchildren and friends. Surrounded by their support I finally got the time to return to my first love of art”. 

 

 

 

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“Chloe and Daphne” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

 

She goes on to say, “The years had passed so I wondered how I could ever catch up. I found a way. I let the Great Masters of art’s history teach me their craft. In reproducing the finest art of the Masters, I’ve found the best teachers who ever lived!”

 

 

 

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“Vanity” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Bea tells us, “Now, I feel I have materialized the creation of the Renaissance Era in my artwork. The techniques and canvas preparations, the under paintings, rich colorful palettes, and glazes, everything needed to master a Renaissance painting. I delight the most in flesh tones for it is in these tones that the whole paint palette is used”.

 

 

 

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“Selfie” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

Oil is her favorite medium, which “flows over the canvas with a richness not found in other mediums. I apply all these wonderful lessons to bring to life the human body, nature and commissioned portraits”.

 

 

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Portrait by Bea Doone-Merena

 

“She Paints With Unwavering Passion and Boldness”

By Renée Phillips, of Manhattan Arts International

“Bea Doone-Merena is an outstanding artist who has received many accolades as a realistic painter of portraits and figures. She has been creating art all her life, from the time she was selected to paint murals in grade school”.

 

 

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“Odalisque” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

“Bea has mastered the laborious and challenging Renaissance oil painting techniques. She enjoys all steps of the process — from preparing the canvas and the systematic underpainting, to sing chiaroscuro modeling effects to give the illusion of depth, and the rich color palette and glazes  — that are required to produce her museum quality paintings”.

 

 

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“Mystic White” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

After accomplishing the Renaissance techniques as a foundation, Bea has expanded into numerous art forms. New works seem to emerge monthly. This summer her art was an explosion of accents of single color applied strategically to human body parts. They rivet the viewer to experience color shock like a contemporary painting might do. All original creations and unique framing make these one-of-a-kind pieces an investment for your growing art collection.

 

 

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“Jon” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Bea has been honored to receive many awards that include First Place, Best in Show, and People’s Choice Awards from professional organizations to include Florida State Association National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW). Her art work is in many private collections. Most recently she has received numerous commissioned portraits.  She has taken part in many SOLO and group exhibitions at museums, college, universities, galleries and retail establishments. Her artwork has been featured in numerous publications including Sun Sentinel Newspaper and Palm Beach Post, both in the state of Florida.

 

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“Youngest Granddaughter” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Over the years, Bea has held memberships and served in various Board positions within such prestigious art organizations as the: Manhattan Arts International, New York, National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW), Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Boca Raton Museum Guild, Women in Visual Arts, Professional Artists Guild and Women in Art-Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.

 

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 “Understanding Austin” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

While developing her artistic talents from daily practice of oil painting Bea has furthered her art education by attending: Burlini Studio of the Arts, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Oakland Community College (Auburn Hills, MI), Cranbrook Institute (Birmingham, MI), Birmingham Bloomfield Art Association, Museum Young Artist & Company of Ferndale.

 

 

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“Khalan” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

For more information about Bea’s artwork, please visit:

www.facebook.com/bea.doonemerena?fref=ts

www.artwanted.com

www.beadoone-merena.com

or Call  561-477-4820

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291