Boca Raton Museum Art School Partners With Plein Air Painters Of Palm Beach County Plus New Short Courses And Free 2nd Annual BOCA PHOTO

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is partnering with the Plein Air Painters of Palm Beach County to paint portraits of houses and views of the streets of Old Floresta. The outdoor painters will be painting in the neighborhood on two Thursdays per month from September to December.  The culminating event will be a juried exhibit of the painting in gallery of the Boca Museum Art School in March, 2016. The Rickie Report shares the details of the Meet Up Dates and how Artists and Art Lovers/Art Patrons can get involved.  In addition,  check out these new short courses at the Boca Museum Art School; everything from Clay Sculpture to Kumihimo braiding starting the last week of September.

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School

801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486

561-392-2503

  • Excellent teachers with low teacher to studio ratio
  • Convenient: 801 West Palmetto Park Road, 1 mile east of I-95
  • Wonderful studios
  • Easy parking

 

 

 

 

 

Plein Air Paintout at Old Floresta

                       Plein Air Paintout at Old Floresta

 

Portrait of Old Floresta

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is partnering with the Plein Air Painters of Palm Beach County to paint portraits of houses and views of the streets of Old Floresta.

 

Old Floresta is the Mizner designed neighborhood behind the Art School. There are twenty-nine original 1920’s homes along the picturesque tree-lined streets of Old Floresta.

 

The outdoor painters will be painting in the neighborhood on two Thursdays per month from September to December.  The culminating event will be a juried exhibit of the painting in gallery of the Boca Museum Art School in March, 2016.

Artists are invited to join us. Interested artists should go to the website:

 

http://www.pleinairpalmbeach.com

or join the meet up http://www.meetup.com/palmbeachartists

The meet ups are on the following dates:

#01:  Sep. 17,  9 am – 11 am


#02:  Sep. 24, 9 am – 11 am


#03:  Oct. 8,  9 am – 11 am


#04:  Oct. 15,  9 am – 11 am

 

 

 

 

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 Andrea Krausz,”Fictional Characters in Self- Portraits”

 

 

 

2nd Annual BOCA PHOTO

Sunday, September 27 the Art School is hosting free workshops and discussion on photography. Free but reservations required. For information and reservations please call 561-392-2503

  • Christopher Warren     “Sub Text in Portrait – What Isn’t Shown
  • Andrea Krausz “Fictional Characters in Sellf-Portraits
  • Jane Day “Photography and Historical Preservation”
  • Mark Creamer “Digital Editing of Old Film Negatives”

 

SHORT COURSES

These new ‘appetizer’ short courses are ideal for beginners to test out their creativity or for experienced artists to try out a new technique. In these four session courses you can learn specific skills, create an artwork, and learn about the possibilities of pursuing the craft in other ways.

 

For a complete list of classes click on the website link. http://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

 

Classes meet once a week for four weeks from September 28 to October 24th.  

 

 

 

Clay Sculpting Class

                                      Clay Sculpting Class

 

 

Clay, Figure Sculpture

 


Learn skills to create the human form in three dimensions from a live nude model. Discover how to work with clay and gain knowledge of sculptural concepts and basic anatomy.
4.17   Tuesdays, 9 AM – NOON
Instructor: Barbara Brown
Term 1A 4 weeks: $165

 

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                           Drawing At The Museum

 

Drawing at the Museum

Drawing inspiration from masterworks in museums is a time honored tradition. Degas, Ingres, Delacroix, and Picasso each copied masterworks in the Louvre. Learn the fundamentals of drawing while being inspired by artwork in the Boca Raton Museum of Art galleries and sculpture garden.
2.54 Tuesdays, 1:30 – 4 PM
Instructor: Christopher Lopez
Term 1A 4 weeks: $135

 

Portraiture: "Pinkie" and Blue Boy"

                     Portraiture: “Pinkie” and Blue Boy”

 

Portraiture in Art – Lecture

The instructor is an artist trained in the European Academic tradition; his talks weave together art history and technique.

Mondays, 1:30 – 3:15 PM

Lecturer: Roumen Boudev

Term 1A 4 weeks: $125

 

 

Drawing Perspective

                    Drawing Perspective

 

 

 

Perspective Drawing

Everyone needs a little perspective. Learn the fundamentals of one, two and three-point perspective by starting with drawing simple forms and furniture. Gain the skills to draw anything in perspective.

2.02

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9 PM
Instructor: Roumen Boudev
Term 1A 4 weeks: $135

 

 

 

Kumihimo Braiding

                                      Kumihimo Braiding

Kumihimo Braiding

Kumihimo braids can be made into bracelets, necklaces, belts, or can be used to personalize your mobile phone casing. You can enrich your creations with beads and finish with different style claps.

 

5.60   Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 AM

Instructor: Pinky Shmerler

Term 1A  4 weeks: $125 Material fee: $10

 

 

Colored Pencil Drawing

More than just staying in the lines, discover techniques of layering, blending, and glazing to create beautiful images that often belie the medium.

2.55  Wednesdays, 12:30 – 3 PM

Instructor: Genie Appel-Cohen

Term 1A 4 weeks: $135

 

 

 

Accordion Book

                         Accordion Book

 

 

 

Creative Book Arts / Pop-Up Books

Redefine the concept of a “book” when you create unique 3 dimensional works of art using various formats for traditional and sculptural book forms. Students learn several paper engineering techniques, including a simple signature stitch binding with a fabric cover, basic pop-ups, and alternating page flag book.
1.20

Wednesdays, 9 – 11:30 AM

Instructor: Andrea Hoffman


Term 1A 4 weeks: $135

BOCA RATON MUSEUM ART SCHOOL
801 West Palmetto Park Road, one mile east of I-95

artschool@bocamuseum.org     561-3920-2503

Call for a course catalogue: 561-392-2503

For more information and details please contact

561-392-2503

or visit

http://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Third Thursday Celebration At Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Focus Is “Art Of Association”

This year’s “Art of Association” at the Lighthouse ArtCenter displays more than 250 original works of art by 125 artists. For its 3rd Thursday Celebration on July 16th, you can Meet the Associations Representatives.  Each Art Association will share a short presentation enhanced with PowerPoint illustrations about their group, their member artists, their philanthropic missions and other interesting information.  The Rickie Report believes this is one of the finest chances to network with other artists and art organizations!  We urge artists not to work in a vacuum and this is a professional opportunity!  We share the details here.

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter

5th Annual

“Art Of Association” Exhibition

Meet the Artist Associations

Thursday, July 16th

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Exhibition Continues Through August 13th

Gallery Square North

373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta,FL

(561) 746-3101 LighthouseArts.org

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum is located at 373 Tequesta Drive in Tequesta. See the Art of Association exhibition through August 13, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $5 for nonmembers and is free to members and active military. It is free to all on Saturdays.

 

 

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On 3rd Thursday for July 16: Meet the Associations Representatives from the Art Associations will share short presentations enhanced with PowerPoint illustrations about their groups, their member artists, their philanthropic missions and other interesting information. The event, on July 16 from 5:30 to 7:30, is free to Lighthouse ArtCenter members and exhibiting artists and $10 for nonmembers and also features passed hors d’oeuvres and a donation wine bar.

 

 

 

 

This year’s Art of Association displays more than 250 original works of art by 125 artists. Participating art groups include Artists in Florida, Art Associates of Martin County, Artists Association of Jupiter, Artists of Palm Beach County, Hobe Sound Fine Arts League, Lake Worth Art League, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild, North County Art Association, Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association, Plein Air Palm Beach, South Florida Basket & Fiber Guild, Wellington Art Society and Women in the Visual Arts.

 

 

 

 
Opening and awards reception was held June 18,
 during ArtCenter’s 3rd Thursday event. Artists from thirteen Palm Beach and Martin counties art associations, along with art lovers, gathered together on Thursday, June 18, to share in the excitement of the Art of Association exhibition awards presentation.

 

 

“This exhibition offers art collectors and art lovers an opportunity to see the best our area has to offer from the talented artists in guilds and associations,” said Katie Deits, Lighthouse ArtCenter Executive Director. “At the 3rd Thursday evening event in July, artists will give insights about their inspirations and techniques, accompanied by a visual presentation. It’s a great opportunity to meet the artists and get in-depth knowledge about their art.”

 

 

"Downtown Stuart" by Chris Kling

“Downtown Stuart” by Chris Kling, Best of Show Award

The following awards were presented: Best of Show, Chris Kling (Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild) “Stuart Downtown; Oil and Acrylic category, First Place, Leslie Pfeiffer (Wellington Art Society) “ Green Cay”; Second Place, Patricia Maguire (Plein Air Palm Beach) “Delphiniums”; Third Place, Sheri Gansz (North County Artist Association) “Headed for the Beach”; Fourth Place, Sarah Davis (Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association) “Kristen”; Watercolor/Pastel/Mixed media/Encaustic category, First Place, Michael LasCasas (Artists in Florida) “Boxcar & Graffiti”; Second Place, Jane McIntyre (Women In The Visual Arts) “Lightness and Being”; Third Place, Lorrie B. Turner (Plein Air Palm Beach “Shadows”; 3-D Sculpture/Ceramics/Weaving/Fiber/Glass and Jewelry category, First Place, Jean Williard (Artists Association of Jupiter) “Dressage”, bronze sculpture; Second Place, Phyllis Annunziato (Women In The Visual Arts) “Textured Sterling Silver Necklace”; Photography/Digital Art, First Place, Joanne Urban (Artists in Florida) “Florida Wetlands II”; and Second Place, Sandy Friedkin (Artists in Florida) ”Protecting the Nest.”

 

 

Lighthouse Artenter Art of Association 2015 Award Winners

Lighthouse Artenter Art of Association 2015 Award Winners

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS were awarded to: Art Assoc. of Martin County, Sally B. Pearson, “Rest Stop”; Artist Assoc. of Jupiter, Carolyn Austin, “Ebbing Tide”; Artists of Palm Beach County, John Vincent Palozzi, “At the Museum”; Artists in Florida Artist, Jane Saull, “Bubble Dreams”; Hobe Sound Fine Arts League, Lynn Brouillette, “Peaches”; Lake Worth Art League, Lee Krull, “Rooted in Old Florida”; Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild, Jack Rosenberg, “Three Martinis”; North County Art Association, Julie Beaumont, “Rhino with Butterflies”; Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association, Kris Davis, “Reach”; Plein Air Palm Beach, Dale Stryker, “Shade Trees All Around”; South Florida Basket & Fiber Guild, Bonnie Bruner, “Untitled #2”; Wellington Art Society, Barbara Bailey, “Nightingale’s Nest”; and Women in the Visual, Dodi Sikevitz, “Bride with Pears II.”

 

Chris Kling Receives Best Of Show Award from Katie Deits, Lighthouse ArtCenter Director

Chris Kling Receives Best Of Show Award from Katie Deits, Lighthouse ArtCenter Director

 

 

The exhibition was judged by Cynthia E. Palmieri, the recently retired Executive Director of the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden in West Palm Beach, Fla.  She has an extensive background in exhibitions. Schooled as a sculptor and drawing major at the prestigious Pratt Institute, Palmieri has juried many shows. The Art of Association exhibition was curated by Barbra Broidy.

 

 

ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER
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The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported nonprofit organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. The School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For information, call (561) 746-3101 or visit www.LighthouseArts.org.

 

 

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

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The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Lighthouse ArtCenter Welcomes 13 Art Groups For 
5th Annual “Art Of Association” Exhibition

The Lighthouse ArtCenter welcomes 13 Art Groups for the 5th Annual “Art of Association” Exhibition. 
 Collaboration and cooperation are key to the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s latest exhibition, which runs through August 13. Featuring juried works from art associations throughout Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast, a special Opening and Awards Ceremony takes place June 18th during the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 3rd Thursday event.  A “Meet the Associations” reception takes place on Thursday, July 16th.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and the details.  Attention ARTISTS:  Learn more about these groups to nurture and network!  Attention ART LOVERS: Don’t miss one of the annual highlights of art exhibitions in the area!

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter

 

5th Annual

“Art Of Association” Exhibition

Opening Reception/Awards

Thursday, June 18th

5:30 -7:30 pm

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“Meet the Artist Associations”:

Thursday, July 16th

5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

Exhibition Continues Through August 13th

 

Gallery Square North

   373 Tequesta Drive     Tequesta,FL

(561) 746-3101     LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

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The Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 5th Annual “Art of Association” heralds more than 240 original works of art from more than 100 exhibiting artists. Participating art groups include Art Associates of Martin County, Artists Association of Jupiter, Artists of Palm Beach County, Artists in Florida, Hobe Sound Fine Arts League, Lake Worth Art League, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild, North County Art Association, Palm Beach County Art Teacher’s Association, Plein Air Palm Beach, South Florida Basket & Fiber Guild, Wellington Art Society and Women In the Visual Arts.

 

"Floating Woman With Rose Petals" by Nancy Brown

“Floating Woman With Rose Petals” by Nancy Brown

 

Collaboration and cooperation are key to the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s latest exhibition, “Art of Association” running through August 13. Featuring juried works from 13 art associations throughout Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast, a special opening and awards ceremony will take place June 18 during the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 3rd Thursday event from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

"Female in Repose" by Genie Fritchy

“Female in Repose” by Genie Fritchy

 

A “Meet the Associations” reception takes place on July 16th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. “Art of Association” is on display through August 13.  Artists who are not familiar with these groups are encouraged to attend. This is a wonderful networking opportunity!

 

"Beach Bags With A Twist" by  Laurie Arcas Aguera

“Beach Bags With A Twist” by Laurie  Aguera Arcas

 

“This is an exhibition in which art lovers and collectors can see, as well as purchase, the best work by members of art associations in our region. There are outstanding pieces of art ranging from representational and abstract paintings to photography to ceramic sculptures to fiber art,” said Executive Director Katie Deits.

 

 

"Boxcar Graffiti" by Michael Las Casas

“Boxcar Graffiti” by Michael Las Casas

 

 

Deits goes on to say, “The openings, lectures and exhibition this summer also offer the participating artists an opportunity to network, share ideas and expand their horizons.”

 

"Sea of the Moon" by Cindy Bartosek

“Sea of the Moon” by Cindy Bartosek

Celebrating its fifth year, “Art of Association” reveals the spirit of cooperation. The common goal of each organization sharing the experience of the visual arts promises visitors an exciting artistic experience that will have something for everyone. Additionally, visitors can purchase most of the art on display.

 

"Bath" by Chris Kling

“Bath” by Chris Kling

 

 

Admission is free for Lighthouse ArtCenter Members and visiting artists or $10 for nonmember visitors. The exhibition is open during Museum hours which are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free on Saturday, with hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. As part of the national Blue Star Museum initiative, admission is free year round to active military and their families with valid military I.D.

 

ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER
:

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported nonprofit organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum is located at 373 Tequesta Drive and the School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For exhibition or Museum information please call (561) 746-3101 or visit www.LighthouseArts.org.

 

 

 

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

Nationally Renown Artists Attending 2nd Annual Plein Air Festival at Lighthouse ArtCenter

At the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 2nd Annual Plein Air Festival, 50 award-winning artists who paint en plein air will be competing for $10,000 worth of prizes from March 12 to 15. Local as well as nationally award winning artists hailing from 18 states as far away as Alaska, will take part.  There will be MANY opportunities for art lovers, art patrons, children and painters to be involved.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos from last year’s event.  The events take place rain or shine and promise to enthrall viewers!

 

 

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March 12 – 15th

 

 

Quick Draw  

Open to All Artists and Public 

 

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Marilyn Muller attracts a crowd watching her paint at Dubois Park at LAC Plein Air Festival 2014 (Photo Courtesy of David R. Randell)

 

On Sunday, the juried artists and any artist who would like to register, will compete in a “Quick Draw Paint Out” held from 9 a.m. to Noon at DuBois Park (Jupiter), with the top prize of $1,000 for first place.

 

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LACPlein Air QUICK DRAW Entry Form p.2  rev. 2-19-15

COLLECTOR’S PREVIEW

 

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Art collectors will have several opportunities to purchase high-quality art with a local flair. On Saturday, March 14 at 6 p.m., is the Collectors’ Preview and Reception where art lovers can meet the artists and have first pick of the art created that day. Tickets to the Preview are $50 per person and include a $50 credit toward a painting purchase at the Festival. Tickets also include the Collectors’ First Look on Friday evening at 5 p.m. The exhibition is open to the public on Friday at 6 p.m.
The community will enjoy seeing the artists paint on location, as well as painting demos by Symi of Rosemary’s Brushes, an English company specializing in fine brushes.

 

FREE KID’S PAINT OUT

 

 

LAC Plein Air Festival Kid's Quick Draw, 2014

LAC Plein Air Festival Kid’s Quick Draw, 2014

 

On Thursday, March 12 at 3 p.m., a “Kids’ Paint Out” event will kick off the Festival at Constitution Park in Tequesta. Children can register in advance at the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art at 395 Seabrook Road or on the day of the event. Painting supplies will be provided and the kids will receive certificates and prizes at a ceremony at the Museum at 5 p.m., followed by a reception where the public can meet the juried artists who will be officially painting in the festival.

LACPlein Air KIDS PAINT OUT Entry Form

 

 

AWARDS

The awards ceremony will be on Sunday, March 15 at 4 p.m. at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum. The paintings will be judged by Marisa Pascucci (curator, Boca Museum), Morgan Samuel Price (nationally recognized artist and instructor), and Glenn Tomlinson (curator, Norton Museum of Art).

 

LAC Plein Air Event Chairs: Ted Matz, DeAloia and Ralph Papa

LAC Plein Air Event Chairs: Ted Matz, Pat DeAloia (Board Member) and Ralph Papa

 

The Plein Air Festival is co- chaired by Pat DeAloia, Ted Matz and Ralph Papa.  “Plein Air painting has seen a worldwide resurgence in popularity,” said Ted Matz, Co-Chair of the Plein Air Festival and the ArtCenter’s Chair of Painting and Drawing. “We offer classes and workshops in plein air painting, which have become very popular.”
“We are excited to welcome the 50 juried artists who are outstanding painters on a national level, many of whom are featured on the covers of art magazines,” said Katie Deits, Lighthouse ArtCenter Executive Director. “This is an amazing opportunity to collect high-quality paintings by recognized artists.”

 

 

"My Alligator Alley" by Ted Matz, Co-Chair of LAC Plein Air Festival

“My Alligator Alley” by Ted Matz, Co-Chair of LAC Plein Air Festival

“The co-chairs have assembled a Plein Air Festival committee that has been working hard to ensure the festival’s success from hosting fundraising events at members’ clubs to organizing volunteers to raising $10,000 in prizes,” Ms. Deits said. Festival sponsors include Guerilla Painter, Jupiter Courier, Jupiter Medical Center, Harbourside Place, Plein Air Magazine, Rosemary’s Brushes, Jenny and Larry Schorr and Wilmington Trust. Committee members include: Jean Chase, Barbara Fonner, Nancy Goldman, Terri Harrow, Barbara Kirsch, Jane O’Neill, Barbara Roehl, Edye Rollins, Manon Sander, Jenny Schorr and Kit Seidel.

Dennis Young Painting at LAC Plein Air 2014

Dennis Young Painting at LAC Plein Air 2014

The 2015 juried artists include Linda Apriletti, Thomas Buchs, Michele Byrne, Eli Cedrone, John Caggiano, Ken DeWaard, Charles Dickinson, Lee Englund, Pamela H. Giarratana, Nyle Gordon, Scott Hiestand, Karen A. Hitt, Jennifer Holmes, Neal Hughes, Maryanne Jacobsen, Michelle Jung, Shelby Keefe, Karen Kinser, Chris Kling, Deborah Lazar, Monique Lazard, Stephen C. Left, Susan Lindsey, Elaine Lisle, Greg Little, Kaaren Lundeen, Jeffrey Markowsky, Carol McArdle, Kathryn McMahon, Spencer Meagher, Kelly Medford, Mary Mirabito, Suzanne Morris, Marilyn Muller, Janet Onofrey, Joseph W. Palmerio, Jason Prigge, Quince Quaintance, Hope Reis, Jason Sacran, Manon Sander, Robert Simone, Mary O. Smith, Alex Stankiewicz, Lorrie Turner, Trish Vevera, Cathleen Windham, Lynn Wilson, Stephen W. Wysocki and Dennis Young.

If you would like to be a sponsor, a volunteer or get more information about the festival, call (561) 746-3101.

ABOUT PLEIN AIR

 

En plein air is a French expression which means “in the open air,” and is used to describe the act of painting outdoors. The mid-19th century saw working in natural light become particularly important to the impressionists, which only increased with the introduction of paint in tubes, giving additional portability to the artists.

 

ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported nonprofit organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum & Gallery is located at 373 Tequesta Drive in Tequesta, Fla. For information call (561) 746-3101 or visit www.LighthouseArts.org. The Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For information on classes, workshops or ArtCamp, call (561) 748-8737.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Elfrida Schragen Is Featured in Two Exhibits and Offers a Plein Air Meet Up

Elfrida Schragen’s father was a professional artist. Color, subject matter, value and design were constant topics of discussion. While her career diverted to the world of psychology and teaching, in 2007 her two worlds joined. In her home town of Victoria, the issue of the homeless was becoming a political hotbed and very visible. A new shelter was planned and ways to raise money were being sought. With the help and support of the street pastor and the volunteers in existing, rather run-down facilities, Elfrida started a project of painting portraits of the homeless. She spent time on the streets, got to know her subjects, and took photos, with their permission.  She painted 25 portraits which were sold to companies, associations, churches, and individuals. $25,000 was raised and many portraits were donated back to hang in the dinning room of “Our Place”, the new shelter.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share Elfrida’s story of art, compassion and vision.  Her newest artwork will be shown in two exhibits, one locally and one across the pond, which you can visit virtually.  In addition, everyone is invited to join Elfrida for a Plein Air Meet Up on January 8th.  The details are here.

 

TWO EXHIBITS:

 

Plein Aire and Portraiture

by

Elfrida Schragen

Spanish River Library and Community Center

 Jan 5 – Feb 21, 2015

Monday  9:00am – 9:00pm

Tuesday  9:00am  – 6:00pm

Wednesday  9:00am  – 9:00pm

Thursday  9:00am – 6:00pm

Friday  9:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday  9:00am – 6:00pm

 

1501 NW Spanish River Blvd       Boca Raton FL

 

&

On-line at the

Green Chair Gallery

Jan 2 – Feb 5, 2015

 

GREEN CHAIR GALLERY
because anything’s possible…

Phone: +44((1227) 450901; +44(1227)762727; Mobile: +44(0)7711 256110

Email: info@greenchair-gallery.co.uk
Skype: greenchair-gallery; Twitter: @GrChGallery; Facebook: Green Chair Gallery
Find us at www.greenchair-gallery.co.uk

 

 PLEIN AIRE MEET UP

 

 

Join Elfrida painting at a Meet Up to paint with the Palm Beach Plein Aire group, and take in her show at the same time on the morning of  Jan. 8, 2015

Event is 9:00 am – 12:30

FREE

Bring your own supplies

 

Check out Palm Beach Plein Aire group at:www.PleinAirPalmBeach.com

Join the meet up for painting at
http://www.meetup.com/palmbeachartists/events/219214294/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1

 

 

Elfrida Schragen

Elfrida Schragen

 

 

 

A Unique Project:

 

In 2007, Elfrida’s two worlds joined. She had been retired and submerged in self-directed art studies. In her home town of Victoria, the issue of the homeless was becoming a political hotbed and very visible. A new shelter was planned and ways to raise money were being sought. With the help and support of the street pastor and the volunteers in existing, rather run down facilities, Elfrida started a project of painting portraits of the homeless. She spent time on the streets, got to know her subjects, took photos with their permission. She painted 25 portraits which were sold to companies, associations, churches, and individuals.  $25,000 was raised and many portraits were donated back to hang in the dining room of “Our Place”, the new shelter.

 

 

"The Rose" by Elfrida Schragen

“The Rose” by Elfrida Schragen

 

 

The shelter, Our Place, has been a great success story. They have helped many to get re-established in a functional independence. They have offered shelter to those wishing to get off the streets, and food, clean clothes, bathing facilities, much needed social and medical help, and links to other helpful groups.  In 2014 the shelter decided to open their doors 24/7 and another push for money was on.

 

"Nicky" by Elfrida Schragen

“Nickie” by Elfrida Schragen

 

 

At this time Elfrida was juried in to be a month long artist-in-residence at the Delta Point Harbour Inn. Artist friends stressed how important it was to have a project or focus during that month. I it was a natural to start a new series of portraits, complete 12 during the residency, and sell them to assist in keeping Our Place open 7 instead of 5 days a week. Time spent getting to know these challenged individuals, photographing, painting and writing about them.

 

 

 

 

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“Mounts Botanical Bridge” by Elfrida Schragen

 

Elfrida reunited with her artistic side in a casual way, in her early 40’s, taking a few courses, putting on a few shows. Her mediums included 5 years in acrylic reflecting the world of playful fantasy; 8 years in clay sculpture focusing on the human form; another 8 years exploring in portraits and landscapes through the vivid world of pastels; and finally in the last 10 years, settling down to working on plein aire and portraits with oils.

 

"Canal" by Elfrida Schragen

“Along the Canal” by Elfrida Schragen

 

 

Elfrida’s pastels and sculptures as well as her other paintings have been shown and exhibited across the globe.  A brief overview:

 

1997- Martin Batchelor Gallery – SOLO Sculpture Show
1998- Home Show and Sale 2001! Juried Entry – Victoria Community Arts Council 2002- Juried Entry – Green Space Two Show
-Juried Entry – Sooke Fine Arts Show Studio Sale
2003- Juried Entry Sidney Fine Arts Show
2004- Martin Batchelor Gallery – SOLO Pastel Show
– Goward House – SOLO Pastel Show
– Works displayed at Shoal Pt. Marine Gallery
2005 – Juried Entries and Sales at Sooke Fine Art Show
2006 – Martin Batchelor Gallery – SOLO Pastel Show
2007-Victoria City Hall – Show of portraits of Homeless
– MacPherson Theater –SOLO Show – Homeless Portraits
2008- Martin Batchelor Gallery –People Pots and Places
– Juried entry – Sooke Fine Arts Show – Sidney Fine Arts Show
2009 – Group Plein Air Show in Metchosin Gallery
2010, 2011, 2012 – Group shows at Coast Collective and Goward House
2013 – SOLO show and sale at Goward House gallery
2014 – SOLO show at the Rutherford Center, Boca Raton
– Juried group shows in Palm Beach and Lake Worth

 

 

Plein Aire Painting by Elfrida Schragen

Plein Aire Painting by Elfrida Schragen

Elfrida paints portraits and plein aire works in both Victoria, BC, Canada and Delray Beach, Florida, USA. She accepts commissions for landscapes, portraits and pets.

For more information please visit: www.elfridasart.com  or  www.elfridasart.blogspot.ca

 

 

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561-537-0291

Patricia Maguire’s SOLO Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Patricia (Pati) Maguire has been drawing and painting all of her life.  Whether viewing her plein air paintings, international landscapes, figures, portraits or still life creations, one can feel Pati’s sensitivity and sense of being “at one” with her subject matter.  As she says,  “Sometimes, even when my hands are still, I am painting in my mind. I see the world through the prism of light and shapes.”  Everyone will have an opportunity to view her work during a SOLO Exhibition at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center.  The Opening Reception is open to the public and the exhibit continues through November 15th.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

Patricia Maguire

SOLO Exhibition

Opening Reception

 Saturday,  October 18th

 

3:00 – 5:00 pm

Refreshments will be served

Exhibit Continues through November 15, 2014

Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM to 5PM

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue

Lake Worth, FL 33460
561.471.2901
www.palmbeachculture.com

"All Together" by Patricia Maguire

“All Together” by Patricia Maguire

 

 

 

Patricia Maguire’s view is that,” Art is nature as seen through the filter of emotions.”  She explains to The Rickie Report, ” I have been drawing and painting all my life. Sometimes, even when my hands are still, I am painting in my mind. I see the world through the prism of light and shapes.  I have not chosen to paint, rather it has chosen me, and I feel it is something I must do.”

 

"View from Ponte Vecchio Three" by Patricia Maguire

“View from Ponte Vecchio”  by Patricia Maguire

 

 

“My formative years were spent in big cities, with lots of access to museums, galleries and schools, but I have chosen to be closer to nature in the last decades. I live on the water, and escape to the mountains. I hope this love of our natural world communicates itself to you in my work. I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and spent years in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Caracas, Venezuela. I have now lived in Florida, USA, for the past decades. Each country has left footprints,” she shares.

 

 

"Deceptively Calm" by Patricia Maguire

“Deceptively Calm” by Patricia Maguire

 

 

 

Her formal art education began at Skidmore College, in Saratoga Springs, New York, where Pati earned a Bachelor of Science in Studio Art and continued with some Master level classes at Syracuse University. She holds an MBA from FAU.  ” My work has been exhibited at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Coral Springs Museum of Art, The Cornell Museum in Delray Beach  and other art venues throughout South Florida. My paintings presently hang in galleries in Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale , New York, Bufflao,and  Port Jefferson, as well as in private and corporate collections in Brazil, Venezuela, Canada and throughout the USA.”

 

 

"Green Shadows" by Patricia Maguire

“Green Shadows” by Patricia Maguire

Pati teaches painting at the Delray Beach Center For The Arts and is a Signature Member of the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Delray Art League, Plein Air Palm Beach Painters, The American Society of Impressionist Painters and is the founder  of the Florida ‘Scape Artists.  

 

 

"Welcome to the Jungle" by Patricia Maguire

“Welcome to the Jungle” by Patricia Maguire

 

 

Her recent exhibition highlights are acceptance into Art Expo New York 2013, Red Dot Miami 2012 and The Boca Raton Museum of Art Artists’ Guild Biennial Show 2011, and solo exhibitions in Boca Raton and Lake Worth, Florida.  In addition, Pati’s work has been featured in national magazines and books. When not on location, she paints out of her studio in Delray Beach.

 

"Kayaks For Rent" by Patricia Maguire

“Kayaks For Rent” by Patricia Maguire

 

 

For more information about Patricia Maguire’s artwork, please visit:

www.patimaguire.com
www.facebook.com/patimaguirespaintings.com
www.patricia-maguire.artistwebsites.com

Or

Email:   patimaguire@aol.com

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

Art of Association Breaks All Records in the Spirit of Cooperation

 Collaboration and cooperation are key to the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s latest exhibition, Art of Association showing now through August 14. Featuring juried works from 13 art associations throughout Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast,  Art of Association celebrates its fourth year.  The common goal of each organization sharing the experience of the visual arts promises visitors an exciting artistic experience that will have something for everyone. Additionally, visitors can purchase most of the art on display.  The Rickie Report shares the details for the upcoming Third Thursday Reception and Program on July 17th.

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter

 

Presents:

 

The Art Of Association

 

 

 

Gallery Square North

373 Tequesta Drive       Tequesta

 

 

The public is welcome to the  Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 3rd Thursday event from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m on July 17th.  Admission is free to members and $5. for non-members.  Refreshments are served.

 

Art of Association Award Winners, 2014

Art of Association Award Winners, 2014

 

Participating art groups include Art Associates of Martin County, Artist Association of Jupiter, Artists of Palm Beach County, Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches, Hobe Sound Fine Art League, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild, North County Art Association, Plein Air Palm Beach, Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association, Palm City Art Associates, Port St. Lucie Art League, South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild and Wellington Art Society.

 

 

Best of Show

Best of Show:  “Gemma” by Kris Davis                                                                                     (Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association)

Art of Association heralds 276 original works of art from 146 exhibiting artists.   Alphabetical list of winners: Cindy Bartosek, Norman Berman,  Jane Blatt,  Nancy Brown David Craft,  Eileen Curtis, Kris Davis,  Sarah Davis, Durga Garcia, Patricia Hoshino, Diane Hutchinson, Carol Kepp, Chris Kling,  Rick Lewis, Floyd Markowitz,  Debbie Lee Mostel, Pamela Acheson Myers, Deborah Neuhaus, John Vincent Palozzi, Sally B. Pearson, Bobbin Salisbury, Lorrie B. Turner, Carolyn Walsh, Tanya Witzel,  Betty Usdan Zwickler.

 

 

Cindy Bartosek "Dawn Seat" (South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild)

Cindy Bartosek “Dawn Seat” (South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild)

 

 

 

“This is an exhibition in which art lovers and collectors can see, as well as purchase, the best work by members of art associations in our region. There are outstanding pieces of art ranging from representational and abstract paintings to photography to ceramic sculptures to fiber art,” said Executive Director Katie Deits. “The openings, lectures and exhibition this summer also offer the participating artists an opportunity to network, share ideas and expand their horizons.”

 

 

First Place Painting: Rick Lewis "Egrets and Sabals" (North

First Place Painting: Rick Lewis “Egrets and Sabals”                                                                  (North County Art Association)

            

 Meet the Judge:

Ms. Jenifer Mangione Vogt      

 

 

Jenifer Mangione Vogt is the founder and creative director of JMV Media Group, an integrated marketing firm with specialization in: art, healthcare, financial services, nonprofits and Italian culture. She has 20+ years of experience in corporate and nonprofit marketing for Fortune 500 companies, including Mastercard International and The Bank of New York, as well as healthcare organizations, including Westchester Medical Center and sports, entertainment and art organizations, including the PGA TOUR and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She’s developed annual marketing plans and managed budgets in excess of $1 million and managed relationships with leading public relations and creative firms.

 

 

First Place Photography: Nancy Brown, "Floating Market Bankok" (Wellington Art Society)

First Place Photography: Nancy Brown, “Floating Market Bankok”                           (Wellington Art Society)

 

 

 

Jenifer received her bachelor’s from Purchase College in Humanities with an art history concentration. In 2005, she began writing about art on a freelance basis for art and culture publications in New York and South Florida. Her writing work and press placements have appeared in many publications, including Entrepreneur, CFO Magazine, The Palm Beach Post, Risk Waters, JetSet Magazine, ArtLog, ArtPulse, ArtDistricts, ArtInfo, The Art Newspaper, ArtDaily, Bloomberg, Daily News, Palm Beach Arts Paper, Palm Beach Art + Culture, Ambassador (NIAF), Knight Arts Blog, Tutto NIAF Blog, The Italian Tribune, The Journal News and The Scarsdale Inquirer. Her photographs have been featured in Bloomberg’s BusinessWeek, Catholic New York, Hospital Magazine, The Journal News, The Daily News and Palm Beach Art + Culture.

 

 

"Jonah" by

“Jonah 2” by Cory Daust                                                                                                                                     (Port St. Lucie Art League)

 

 

Prior to graduation from college, Jenifer completed internships in the Estates & Appraisals Department at Christie’s, the Education Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Public Relations Department at the Neuberger Museum of Art, as an editorial assistant at Art in America and on the restoration of a room at the 1890 House in Cortland, NY.  Jenifer is a thyroid cancer survivor and an advocate for awareness of, and more comprehensive education about, this form of cancer, the fastest growing cancer among people under 40 in the US.

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter:


The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a member-supported nonprofit 501(c)(3) community arts organization, providing excellence in art exhibitions, instruction, education and outreach for all ages. Programs are funded in part by the Palm Beach County Cultural Council, the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners.

 

 

 

For information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visit LighthouseArts.org or call (561) 746-3101. The Lighthouse ArtCenter is at Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Fla., one-half mile west of U.S. Highway 1. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $5 Monday through Friday. Free admission on Saturday. As part of the national Blue Star Museum initiative, free admission to active military and their families from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.   Closed Sunday.

 

 

 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

 

Meet and Greet the Artists of Plein Air Palm Beach County!

Plein Air Artists can be spotted in Southeast Florida, with their paints and easels, transforming the ordinary into a special moment captured in time. As with the spectacle of the swallows of Capistrano, this may be a rare sight in the wild. However, the people of Palm Beach will soon have an opportunity to see plein air artists all together and with a magnificent display of their paintings. The Rickie Report shares the details about the  Meet and Greet the Artists of Plein Air Palm Beach Saturday May 10th at 2-4 PM. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meet and Greet

 

The Artists of Plein Air Palm Beach

County

Saturday, May 10th

2:00 – 4:00 pm

 

601 Lake Avenue         Lake Worth, FL  33460

561.471.2901

www.palmbeachculture.com

 

This exhibit continues through June 7th, 2014

 

 

Meet and Greet the Artists of Plein Air Palm Beach Saturday, May 10th at 2-4 PM  Plein Air Artists can be spotted occasionally in and around Southeast Florida, with their paints and easels, transforming the ordinary into a special moment captured in time. As with the spectacle of the swallows of Capistrano, this may be a rare sight in the wild!

 

A rare opportunity to Meet and Greet the Artists will be held on Saturday May 10th at 2-4 PM at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach on 601 Lake Ave in Lake Worth in the main exhibit hall where Art Outside the Walls: en Plein Air is on exhibit. While the exhibit runs from April 11th -June 7th, 2014 and can be seen during regular hours of the Cultural Council; Tuesday  -Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM, several of the artists participating in this exhibit will be at the Meet and Greet.

 

 

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County exhibit

At the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County:”Art Outside the Walls: En Plein Air Exhibit”

 

 

Plein Air painting has become a ‘big deal’ in the art world over the last few years. En plein air is a French expression meaning “in the open air” and is used to describe the act of painting outdoors. Artists have long painted outdoors, but in the mid-19th century working in natural light became particularly important to the Barbizon school and to the Impressionists. Since the advent of social media in the last decade, there has been a resurgence of plein air painting groups.

 

 

South Florida, through the Palm Beach Plein Air Artists Society has been active and involved in this delightful approach to painting, a legacy of the Impressionists.

 

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Plein Air Palm Beach Website and Artists

 

This exhibit showcases the artwork of the group co-founded by Donna Walsh & Ralph Papa, Plein Air Palm Beach (PAPB). The exhibit is a joint project with the Cultural Council and Plein Air Palm Beach exhibiting the work of local area and visiting artists of all the beautiful and favored places to paint in Palm Beach County. Plein Air Palm Beach Artists painted out in the ten, different locations over the course of 10 weeks, a different location every week between December and February.

 

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Opening Night: Donna Walsh and her busband John Warren with Debbie Calabria, Membership and Special Events Manager at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

 

 

 

Sometimes the weather did not cooperate, but that did not stop the hard core artists. If you attend this Meet and Greet you will get to hear all the behind the scene stories of the artwork on exhibit and there are many great stories. During the course of this project over 80 different artists participated and well over 200 paintings were produced.

 

Meet Ups were scheduled throughout

Meet Ups were scheduled throughout Palm Beach County

 

 

Plein Air Palm Beach began as two separate meetup groups for plein air painting. One of our contributing artists, Mary Mirarito, described her joy in finding fellow plein air painters by saying, “When I moved here and found the meetup site for Plein Air Palm Beach, I felt like I joined an art dating site and found the love of my life.”  In the spring of 2013, Ralph and Donna decided to merge the groups. Later, with help of key participants, the meetup group was formalized to become Palm Beach Plein Air.

 

 

 

On April 22, 2014 at a meeting at Delray Center for the Arts, they signed the incorporation papers to file Plein Air Palm Beach, Inc. as a not for profit corporation of Florida.

Signing the Documents of Incorporation

Signing the Documents of Incorporation

 

 

Plein Air Palm Beach is for art lovers and artists at all levels who love plein air painting in and around Palm Beach County and the surrounding South Florida vicinity. The group was organized to bring artists together to paint the land, sea and cityscapes in beautiful south Florida. Plein Air Palm Beach welcomes resident artists and visiting artists at all levels to come out with us to paint and document today’s landscapes that contribute to tomorrow’s history.

 

Plein Air Painters at the Morikami Museum

Plein Air Painters at the Morikami Museum

 

To find out more about us, see their website at http://www.pleinairpalmbeach.com/ or checkout their meetup site, http://www.meetup.com/palmbeachartists/, where the paintouts are scheduled. If you have never painted outside, it can be a bit intimidating, but it is an enormous amount of fun when you go with a compatible group. As Donna Walsh put it, “Once people paint with us, they can’t wait to come back. We plan going to many places in Palm Beach, Broward, and Dade Counties and have a lot of fun.”

 

 

Plein Air Painting in Loxahatchee

Plein Air Painting in Loxahatchee

 

Palm Beach Plein Air Artist’s mission is to foster the education, participation, appreciation and exhibition opportunities for plein air painters in Palm Beach County. They welcome support and sponsorship from the cultural community to enhance their mission.

 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Wellington Art Society Features Ralph Papa Plus Scholarship Winners

The final meeting of their season, the Wellington Art Society will feature a presentation/demonstration by Plein Air artist, Ralph Papa.   In addition, the WAS Scholarships will be awarded.  The public is welcome to attend. The Rickie Report reminds artists that this is a outstanding opportunity to network!  We share the details here.

 

 

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Wellington Art Society

 

Invites You

 

Wednesday, May 14th

    6:30-9:00 pm

 

 

Wellington Community Center

12165 West Forest Hill Blvd.    Wellington, FL

 

 

The Wellington Art Society meeting will be held Wednesday, May 14th at the Wellington Community Center, 12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. The last meeting of our season will feature our WAS Scholarship Awards Presentation  along with a presentation/demo by guest Plein Aire Artist Ralph Papa.
The WAS Meeting social time will begin at  6:30 with time to meet the Scholarship Awards Student recipients, their parents and siblings,during our WAS Scholarship Award Reception.  Students will show examples of their work and talk with WAS members about their art and  future plans.  At 7:00 pm, we will award 5 WAS $1000.00 Scholarships  to  5 local High School Students.

 

This year’s recipients are:   Raymond Burks (Suncoast High School), Isabella Pezzulo (Dreyfoos School of the Arts), Arnauld Sylvain (Dreyfoos School of the Arts), Laura Gordon (Dreyfoos School of the Arts), Oliver Pennanen (Dreyfoos School of the Arts).

 

This will be followed by our WAS Member Spotlight,Fabulous Raffle, Announcements, and our guest Artist- Ralph Papa and his En Plein Air Presentation at 7:30-8:30.

 

 

Ralph Papa's Gallery

Ralph Papa’s Gallery

 

Ralph Papa was born and raised in Manhattan and studied art and architecture in New York at Queens College and CCNY and at the Art Students League. His paintings range from studio works composed of real and imagined themes to figurative, portraits and plein air paintings.

 

Loxahatchee Wetlands by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

Loxahatchee Wetlands by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

 

 

Many of his studio works are larger than life faces creating pensive moods with feelings of isolation and loneliness.  Beginning in the mid 1980’s, he painted on-location in New York’s Hudson Valley and Long Island Hamptons and later in Palm Beach County Florida.

 

 

"Bennys on the Beach" by Ralph Papa, (courtesy of his website)

“Bennys on the Beach” by Ralph Papa, (courtesy of his website)

 

The subjects of his paintings are often from nature, life experiences and personal reflections of family and friends. Most recent works are plein air landscapes and studio paintings of imaginative compositions that visually link him with artists he very much admires.

 

 

"Montauk Bluffs" by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

“Montauk Bluffs” by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

 

 

Papa teaches drawing and painting at his Delray studio and at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts. He is a member of the Garrison Art Center, the Delray Art League, Past President of the Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum and co-founder of ‘Plein Air Painters of Palm Beach’. His works are in public and private collections in the U.S. and Canada and can be seen in galleries in Boynton and in Delray Beach at his studio, the Artists’ Guild Gallery and on his website at www.papagallery.com.

 

"Sunrise" by Ralph Papa - on curved wood panel (courtesy of his website)

“Sunrise” by Ralph Papa – on curved wood panel (courtesy of his website)

 

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

 

Wellington Art Society has ongoing art exhibitions at the beautiful Wellington City Hall gallery. These exhibitions rotate every few months and are juried shows with artwork submitted by Wellington Art Society’s over 100 members. Most of the work is for sale and it is a great  opportunity to see and buy fabulous local art.

 

The current show features 17 WAS members. The artwork includes photography, mixed media, watercolor, oil pastel and acrylic media. Tours are given between 11:00am and noon, and will continue to be offered the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month between 11:00am and noon.

 

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Tours are free to the public and are available for small groups or individuals. Please meet in the lobby Wellington City Hall at 12300 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, Fl 33414. For additional information, please contact: Bobbin Salisbury, 561.762.8654.  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.orgwellingtonartsociety.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.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

ArtiGras 2014 Celebrates Professional and Emerging Artists and an Art Recycling Challenge!

ArtiGras 2014 will celebrate all things creative!  Hundreds of  professional artists and eleven emerging artists will show and sell their work, continuing to amaze us by their creative spirit.  Kelly Tracht, a Jupiter-based artist, has been chosen for the 2014 Commemorative Poster.  The Rickie Report hopes you buy your tickets and plan on a few full days of art exploration.  There are interactive children’s art activities, a recycling art challenge, food, live music plus fine art and fine crafts from around the world!  The details about ArtiGras 2014 are in this article.

 

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Presented by

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center

Produced  by

Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of

Commerce

February 15, 16, 17, 2014

 

Festival Hours:


Saturday, February 15th, 2014
Gates open to the public 10:00AM-6:00PM

Sunday, February 16th, 2014
Gates open to the public 10:00AM-6:00PM

Monday, February 17th, 2014
Gates open to the public 10:00AM-5:00PM

 

Abacoa,  Jupiter

 

 

 

 

The 2014 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival presented by Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center and produced by The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce will be held February 15, 16, and 17, 2014 at Abacoa in Jupiter. The outdoor arts event showcases a juried exhibition of outstanding fine art and crafts along with activities which include live entertainment, artist demonstrations, children’s interactive art activities, Youth Art Competition Gallery and the opportunity to meet more than 300 of the top artists from around the world. Listed as one of the top 50 festivals in the country, ArtiGras 2014 expects more than 85,000 guests over the three-day period.For more information, visit the ArtiGras web site at www.artigras.org, e-mail information requests to info@artigras.org, or call the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce at (561) 746-7111.

 

 

Commemorative Poster

 

 

 The ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival is proud to announce painter Kelly Tracht from Jupiter, FL., has been selected as this year’s commemorative artist poster artist. Tracht’s piece, title “Sailing Sailfish”, is bright, lively and uses the sailfish to reference South Florida living. The piece also pays homage to Tracht’s hometown, with the nautical letters on the flag bunting spelling out ‘Jupiter’.

 

 

ArtiGras  2014 Commemorative Poster by Kelly T

ArtiGras 2014 Commemorative Poster by Kelly Tracht

 

Kelly tells us, “Our coastal town of Jupiter has always felt a bit like an American Riviera to me, and after watching a classic movie this summer set in the Cote d’Azur, I was inspired to create an iconic painting that would express this connection”.   Tracht was an ArtiGras Emerging Artist in 2012 and has juried into the festival two times since her first show.   She shares, “I took influences from the classic posters of the French Riviera which are full of punchy color, iconic use of imagery, and coastal fun and designed a painting that would showcase the bounty of the ocean as well as a passion for boating found here in Jupiter.”

 

 

Though formally trained as an architect, Tracht’s painting career really started to blossom in 1997, when she took a year sabbatical on the island of Grenada in the West Indies. Inspired by island living, Tracht painted al fresco landscapes and seascapes experimenting with an expressive, painterly style. As she started to sell her  paintings to European tourists and foreign dignitaries, her work quickly gained notoriety. Tracht was invited by the German owner of The Aquarium Club, a stylish beach side resort in Grenada, to hold a season-long exhibition of her work.

 

 

In 2006, Tracht painted the cover for the Junior League of the Palm Beaches cookbook Worth Tasting, a book that she named, helped research, write and conceptualize. Bloomingdales invited her to exhibit at their 2007 Artrageous event, and in 2012, Tracht was awarded the prestigious President’s Purchase Award at SunFest.

 

 

 

 

The 2014 ArtiGras poster will be available for purchase online at www.artigras.org or in the ArtiGras Merchandise Booth at the festival. Patrons can visit Tracht in the Merchandise Booth at ArtiGras where she will be signing posters for patrons on Saturday, February 15 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and again on Monday, February 17 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

 

 

EMERGING ARTISTS

 

The Rickie Report encourages artists of all mediums to apply to ArtiGras as an emerging artist, if they have not experienced this type of large show before.  Only eleven emerging artists were chosen for this year’s event.  We hope you take the time to stop by each of their displays and speak with them about their artwork and creativity!  The emerging artists are:  Amber Palomres, Robin Neary, Florida Palm Fish Art, DeJaVu Glass Design, Dane Stensen, Makai Project LLC, Kristian Charnick, Larry Hughes, Robert Mayes, The Little Whale and George Darrell.

 

Amber Palomares

Amber Palomares grew up in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas.   She is an avid nature lover, enjoys gardening, exploring parks, beaches and historical towns.  This appreciation of nature began at an early age when she fished and camped on Padre Island Texas.   Amber also accompanied her mother on trips to local National Wildlife Refuges where she delighted in following nature trails and bird watching.    Her full understanding for the outdoors can be seen in her paintings.   She and her husband, John, moved from Texas to Palm Beach Gardens, FL in the mid 90s, leaving a couple of years to live on James Island near Charleston, South Carolina. Palm Beach Gardens is where they call home now and where Amber paints both en plein air (outdoors from life) and in her studio.  
"Bridge and Weeping Willows" by Amber Pal

“Bridge and Weeping Willows” by Amber Palomares


Amber discovered her passion for painting in her forties  and has immersed herself in studying oil and acrylic painting techniques through art courses and instructional demonstrations. 
Her paintings are light-filled, happy and can be described as being peaceful and whispy.  She works in both oils and acrylics and uses glazing and impasto techniques to create depth and a three dimensional quality to her work. 
"Shrimp Boats"

“Shrimp Boats”

Amber loves painting water, sunsets and sunrises so you will often find a  stream, marsh, seashore or even a sparkling water fountain in her artwork . She is proud to say that one of her sunset seascape paintings can be found in the guest rooms of the Ron Jon Cape Caribe Resort.  As an emerging artist, she is dedicated and passionate about using her gift for painting and hopes that her paintings will continue to bring joy to people.  With every visit to her easel, Amber continues to develop her own unique representational impressionist style. Amber is a member of the American Impressionist Society and Plein Air Florida.
"Sunset March" by Amber Palomares

“Sunset March” by Amber Palomares

Amber earned her B.B.A. and M.Ed. degrees and works at Palm Beach State College as a Career Advisor and Adjunct Professor.   She also serves on their Art Gallery Committee.   She enjoys teaching job development skills and helping students with their career direction.

For more information about Amber’s artwork please visit :  http://palomaresart.wordpress.com/

Blog:  www.CoastalArtPaintings.com   or  https://www.facebook.com/AmberPalomaresFineArtist

 

 

For more information about Kelly Tracht’s artwork please visit:

www.kellytracht.com

 

 

 

"Beach and Sea"

“Beach and Sea”

 

 

 

For more information, visit the ArtiGras web site at www.artigras.org, e-mail information requests to info@artigras.org, or call the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce at (561) 746-7111.

 

 

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