New Members Are Welcome To Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA): Engage In Lectures, Art Of Reading Club, Critiques, Exhibits, Community Outreach Activities And Networking

The Spirit of Togetherness is at the heart of Women In The Visual Arts!  WITVA is a strong organization that welcomes artists to grow and expand their interests and abilities in a nurturing environment.  Their ‘circle theme’ offers members a place to gather for companionship and education in a virtual setting.  Join the Art/Artist Book Club, enjoy a lecture, share ideas and inspirations with artists who work in similar mediums, enter an art challenge, or just enjoy socializing!  WITVA’s fundraising efforts support art scholarships and donate artwork to local hospitals and community centersWITVA looks forward to working with other organizations, to build a relationship that will benefit all of us. The Rickie Report shares an overview of WITVA and urges you to check out their exciting exhibit opportunities and so much more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since the nineteen eighties, Women In The Visual Arts, has been an organization for artists of South Florida as an important link for our surrounding art community including our neighboring art students. Our organization has gone through changes  but what remains is that we have always been an organization with “heart”. Our members tell us that the community knows us as, “A very friendly group of women”, Vice President Sandy Ryter tells The Rickie Report.  

She shares, “We are planning to exhibit; showing our painters, sculptures, fine crafters and decorative artists.  We have fund-raising activities, arrange group painting sessions and craft times, and create art works to donate to community centers, hospitals and other facilities”. Check out our latest newsletter for updated events and where you can see some of our members’ work (virtually for now). WITVA is looking forward learning about other organizations to build a mutually satisfying relationship that will benefit all of us.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WITVA’s’  “circle theme” offers a place for members to gather for companionship and education

(virtual, fun, engaging)

 

 

 

 

 

Our Circle of Artists Meetings brings artists of like disciplines together for the opportunity to share their work and ideas with each other for inspiration!

Our “The Art Of Reading Book Club” brings our members and those of Artists of Palm Beach County together to read and discuss books of fiction and non-fiction about art and artists

Our WITVA Circle Lecture Series brings members together for an evening of a presentation about art and artists.

Our WITVA Circle Art Challenges such as our Black and White Challenge and our ‘She Inspires Me Challenge’ brings members together for virtual shows.

Our New Member Social Events brings our board and new members together to greet each other and to learn about our organization and how new members can become a part of what we do.

*In addition to our many social activities, we are a 501c3 and as such, we raise funds to grant scholarships and awards to deserving art students in our area. 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn more about us:   WITVA.Org

 

 

 

WITVA HOSPITALART Program

 

 

WITVA’s HOSPITALART Program is unique in South Florida. WITVA Artist members create colorful paintings and donate them free-of-charge to not-for-profit organizations in Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. Our art is anonymously created by many hands. Each canvas may be a complete painting in itself or grouped to create larger murals. A list of the many organizations served since 1999 is on our website. If you know of a deserving organization that would be interested in art work to help create a cheerful and interesting space, please contact us. Hospitals, clinics, shelters, nursing homes are examples of where we donate our HOSPITALART.  If you are interested in helping to create the art, contact us and we will contact you when we will resume our meetings.

For more information, you may contact our HOSPITALART please visit our website:  WITVA.org

 

 

 

UPCOMING      EXHIBIT      FOR      MEMBERS     ONLY

 

 

 

 

 

WITVA     AT     THE     LIGHTHOUSE     ARTCENTER

 

September 7 through October 30, 2021

 

This will mark our first, in-person exhibition following COVID. This opportunity is open to WITVA members. We invite you to join us!  For details about applying for membership and for this exhibit please visit:

 

WITVA.org

 

 

 

ABOUT THE SHOWS

Juried exhibitions for our Artist Members are held in a variety of venues throughout the year. 

Three fine art categories are considered:

1. Two Dimensional Art: This category includes drawings, paintings, photography, printmaking and mixed media
2. Sculpture: This includes sculptures of stone, metal, wood, glass, clay, ceramic and fiber
3. Handmade Jewelry: This requires all jewelry pieces to be made by hand. Ready-made beads for example, are not accepted.

Application and information for download is available under the Membership tab at      WITVA.org.

RECEPTIONS  &  AWARDS

Artist Receptions are held for each event. Cash prizes and/or ribbons are awarded while attendees view the show, mingle and enjoy refreshment.

 

 

BECOMING A MEMBER:

 

 

Members shall be classified in one or five categories, namely: Artist Member, Life Member, Honorary Member, Associate Member and Adjunct Member. 

1. Artist Member: A women who has met all qualifications as stated in Article II, Section 1, and whose annual dues are paid up to date. This Artist Member may apply for exhibition in all shows. The Artist Member shall have all voting rights, privileges and benefits of membership. 

2. Life Member: An Artist Member may become a Life Member by paying a lump sum, designated by the Board, in a lump sum. A Life Member may apply for exhibition in all the shows.

3. Honorary Member: Past Presidents who have served two or more years shall be Honorary Members and shall maintain all voting rights and privileges without the payment of any further dues. Honorary Members may apply for all shows.

4. Associate Member: Any woman member of the general public who is interested in supporting the aims of WITVA is an Associate Member. This Associate Member may only apply for exhibitions in large, open juried shows as determined by the Board.

5. Adjunct Member: Friends and family members, male or female, may become an Adjunct Member as a supporter. This Adjunct Member may participate in general meetings, educational seminars and lectures, artist circles and other events as deemed appropriate by the Board. The Adjunct Member does not have voting privileges and is not eligible to hold office.

 

 

 

To learn even more about us, we invite you to visit WITVA.Org

 

 

 

WOMEN IN THE VISUAL ARTS, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 organization and all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  All Solicitations and donations are retained 100% by the organization. #SC-12388.  A Copy of the Official Registration and Financial Information May be Obtained from The Division of Consumer Services by Calling Toll-Free (800-435-7352) Within the State. Registration Does Not Imply Endorsement, Approval or Recommendation by the State.

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Women In The Visual Arts’ Winter Craft Fair Is On-Line Featuring Jewelry, Accessories, Home Decor, And More

Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA) invites you to their “Winter Craft Fair”, perfect for the gift giving season, now through January 1, 2021!  Available on-line you can browse the fabulous items for sale including one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry, home decor, accessories, and more.  The artists chosen may live locally, but sell their creations nationally and internationally.  This event will benefit their Art Scholarship Program.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  WITVA, promoting the Visual Arts and Women Artists in Florida, offers meaningful networking opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GO   TO   THE  “SHOP” TAB:

www.witva.org

 

 

The WITVA community continues to grow as its members have joined together forming a tighter network of shared interests and social bonds. New programs including The Art of Reading Book Club, Circle of Artists,  Virtual Visions show, Critique Circle of Artists, Scholarship Fundraiser and WITVA Circle Lecture all welcome new participants.

 

 

One-of-a-kind pottery by Abbey Funk  “Awake In A Dream”

 

 

 

 

The CIRCLE OF ARTISTS brings WITVA members together through a virtual Zoom platform. Our goal is to reach out and connect those members who are in like-minded artistic disciplines and encourage group members to share artwork and provide feedback and suggestions.  You are welcome to join your group and also to explore other groups. The WITVA Circle of Artists includes:

  • Abstract Art

  • Ceramics

  • Crafters

  • Graphic Art

  • Impressionist Art

  • Jewelry

  • Mixed Media/Collage

  • Photography

  • Realistic/Representational Art

  • Sculpture

 

 

 

One-of-a-kind Polymer Cane Necklace by Lori Axelrod

 

 

One-of-a-kind Mixed Media necklace by Marsha Levey-Blandy

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT WITVA:

We fundraise to grant art scholarships to college graduate students to further their studies  and we support high school art with an annual competitive exhibition with awards.  We hold educational forums relating to specific forms of art and present art exhibitions and competitions. We also serve as a networking forum for our members and guests. WITVA also donates group art to other non-profits.

 

 

One-of-a-kind Handmade Doll by Mary Triba

 

For more information on events, membership, or supporting WITVA, Inc. please visit:

 

www.witva.org

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

WITVA (Women In The Visual Arts) Starts Season Off With Zoom Seminar Focused On Good Business Practices For Artists Featuring Rickie Leiter

Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA) announces their kick off meeting on Friday, September 25 via Zoom.  Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report will present two topics: “Why You Need An Artist Statement” and “Marketing During A Pandemic”.  There will time for questions and answers from participants.  This event is Free but you must RSVP by September 22 to receive the Zoom link information.  WITVA grants art scholarships, holds an annual competitive exhibition with awards, offers educational forums relating to specific forms of art,  presents art exhibitions and competitions, and serves as a networking forum for members and guests.  WITVA also donates group art to other non-profits. Join WITVA today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rickie Leiter,  Publisher of The Rickie Report 

Presents:

 

 

“Why You Need An Artist Statement”

&

“Marketing Art During A Pandemic”

 

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

1:00 pm

Via Zoom

 

RSVP to get the Zoom link:  KGHENKE@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rickie Leiter has always been fascinated by the creative process. A former art consultant in her native Massachusetts, her instinct to connect with creatives in her new Florida home led her to found The Rickie Report in 2011. This free online publication features artist stories, helpful tips for marketing, a calendar of upcoming art events, and calls to artists/artisans for both juried and non-juried shows. Rickie’s goal is to help artists, galleries, and visual arts-related organizations achieve their potential by connecting with other artists, art lovers, and patrons. Rickie’s mission is to help emerging artists achieve meaningful careers and to guide professional artists in finding their niches. She has juried exhibits, offered Art Marketing Seminars, and been a featured speaker at many art-related events. Rickie is an active member of numerous art coalitions in southeast Florida. She is always looking for a way to connect emerging artists, established artists, art promoters, and art patrons together, sometimes in the most unexpected ways.

 

 

 

Rickie earned an MSW and worked as a psychiatric social worker before changing professional paths as an art consultant. While her own creativity includes a successful career as a jewelry artist and a mosaicist, she is open to new knowledge, growth and experiences. Rickie has served as a long-time volunteer in national and international non-profits, providing her with a solid on-the-ground education for marketing, communication and leadership training. She and her husband, Jeff, publish The Rickie Report while enjoying the cultural bounties around them. Being involved with her community is important to Rickie, as she volunteers with the Ft. Pierce Jazz Society and co-chaired a juried art show in PGA Village Verano. She previously worked in Development with Dana Farber Cancer Institute and is a long- standing leader with Hadassah.

 

 

 

 

For more information on events, membership, or supporting WITVA, Inc. please visit:

 

www.witva.org

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

WITVA Women In The Visual Arts, Inc. Opens World-Wide Call To Professional Artisans/Crafters For Virtual Fundraiser

WITVA, Women In The Visual Arts, Inc. shares this exciting Call for Professional Artisans/Crafters! Be part of a virtual Holiday Craft Fair to benefit their Scholarship Fund and keep 100% of your sales!  This is open to artists world-wide and takes place before ThanksgivingThe Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to apply now!  WITVA is a fabulous artist networking organization which offers its members several opportunities to learn, explore the visual arts, and connect with other artists.  Deadline to apply is August 20, 2020.

 

 

 

 

CALL  FOR  PROFESSIONAL

ARTISANS/ CRAFTERS

 

 

 

 

 

To APPLY:

Email up to 5 jpegs of your work:

Sandy Ryter  sandyryter@comcast.net

 

$25.00 Entrance fee if you are juried in.

Instructions will follow via email.

For more information on events, membership, or supporting WITVA, Inc. please visit:

 

www.witva.org

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

WITVA Announces Calls For Artists For 2 Events: Artisan/Crafters Wanted For Boutique February 8 At Morton’s Steak House Boca Raton, Fine Artists Wanted For “20/20 Vision Exhibition At South Side Cultural Arts Center In Ft. Lauderdale March – April.

WITVA, Women In The Visual Arts is sharing two exciting Calls To Artists!  Artisans/Crafters are invited to participate in their annual Fundraiser for scholarships on Saturday, February 8 at Morton’s Steakhouse in Boca Raton. All categories are open except jewelry, which has been filled. WITVA is looking for fine artists for a separate exhibition in the newly renovated and reopened historic South Side School, which is now serving the community as the South Side Cultural Arts Center. The “Best in Show” winning artist will be awarded $500 and a solo exhibition opportunity! The exhibition is open to all artists working in all hangable art media, including but not limited to painting/drawing, printmaking and photography.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to apply now!  WITVA is a fabulous artist networking organization which offers its members several opportunities to learn, explore the visual arts, and connect with other artists.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNOUNCES     TWO     CALLS     FOR     ARTISTS:

 

 

CALL  FOR  ARTISANS/ CRAFTERS

 

 

 

 

 

Please Note: Jewelry Category has been filled.  

 Please RSVP to Sandyryter@comcast.net to reserve a sale table!

 

 

 

 

 

“20/20 VISIONS”

 

 

OPENING  RECEPTION:

Friday, March 6

6 – 8 PM

 

APPLICATION DETAILS:

 

Application and Digital Deadline – February 3

Notification of Art Acceptance by February 15

Take-In – Week of February 17-21, 9:00 – 9:00 PM

Reception – March 6, 6-8 PM

Take-Down- Week of April 27-May 1, 9:00 – 9:00 PM

THREE STEP PROCESS TO ENTER:

 Step 1: Complete this application by February 3.
o Submit by mail or online if paying by credit card.

 Step 2: Pay entry fee of $35 for WITVA members or $40 for non-members by February 3.

o To pay by credit card and submit your application Click Here or go to:

https://events.eventzilla.net/e/2020-visions-southside-and-witva-art-show-2138752550

o To pay by check,

 Make check made out to WITVA and mail with completed application to: 20/20 Visions

c/o South Side Cultural Arts Center 701 South Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33316

 Step 3: Submit your work.
o Email JPEG images of your work to 2020witvavisions@gmail.com by February 3. o Put in the email subject line: 20/20, Your Last Name (example: 20/20, SMITH)
o The digital image should only be of the art (all other items cropped out of photo):
o Label each JPEG image: 20.20_Your Last Name_ Title of Piece
o In the body of your email let us know if you paid by check or by credit card.

WITVA “20/20 Visions” exhibition non-refundable entry fee for up to 2 entries. 12 – 15 entries will be selected to be in the show in a double blind jury process.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY: The undersigned hereby agrees to release and discharge WITVA, its directors and members, the South Side Cultural Arts Center, its directors and staff, from any responsibility for damage or loss of any kind, on all works submitted for the “20/20 Visions” exhibition. I am aware that a 10% commission will be taken on any sale of my artwork made during the exhibition to the WITVA Scholarship Fund._________________________________________________Date________________

Artist Signature

Name:_____________________________________________________________________ Email:_________________________________ CELL PHONE:____________________________

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Artwork 1 TITLE:________________________________ Medium:_______________________________ Size: H___________ W__________
Price: _____________

Artwork 2 TITLE:___________________________________ Medium:_________________________________ Size: H___________ W__________
Price: _____________

 

 

 

For more information on events, membership, or supporting WITVA, please visit:

 

www.witva.org

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

WITVA Auction, Open To The Public, Offering Blimp Ride, Golf Packages, Artwork. On-Line Bidding Opens Now~!

Join the Women in the Visual Arts 30th Annual Year of Giving Luncheon’s Silent Auction and help reach their goal of $7500. for High School and College Graduate art scholarships.  Beginning NOW until February 6 you can bid on-line for a Goodyear Blimp Ride for 2, multiple golf packages, and artwork!  Everyone is invited to make reservation for the Luncheon on February 9 to get the final tallies.The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t think of a better way to put the FUN into a FUNdraiser!   Kudos to WITVA’s leadership to  bringing this to the public!

 

 

 

 

 

30th  YEAR

CELEBRATION  OF   GIVING

Your support to this event will enable WITVA to continue our important work to foster local talent, allowing merit and need based students to pursue their education in the Fine Arts. 

 

Join us for the fun LIVE!

The celebration luncheon is on February 9th, at the Boca Raton Resort and Club.

For more information, email WITVALuncheon@gmail.com with your contact information.

WITVA Online Silent Auction:

 

Details you need to know:

 – The auction can be found here: https://www.32auctions.com/WITVA

 – This online auction will be open for bidding until February 6, 11:45 pm. 

– Then winning online bids will be transferred to the live silent auction at the luncheon on February 9th. 

– If you have the winning online bid, you will be asked to participate in person (if attending) or by proxy (via phone) in the live silent auction. 

 – If your bid is the highest, YOU WIN!

– Winning bidder information will be collected at the end of the live silent auction and instructions provided on how to claim the winning item. 

– Bid payment can be made by either credit card or check at the event or credit card upon notification. 

– If shipping is necessary, the winning bidder will be responsible for shipping costs.

 

 

Items up for auction include:

 

 

1 -Blimp Ride for 2

 

 

 

 

This is a ride for 2 persons from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Pompano Beach Base on Wingfoot One. 

Launched in 2014, Wingfoot One has adorned the skies between Orlando and Miami capturing the wonder of South Florida. Based in Pompano Beach, Florida, and named aptly for the company’s trademark, this blimp ride for two will take you where few have gone before. Get a true bird’s eye view of the beautiful coastline while soaring at an approximate speed of 35mph and experiencing an adventure like you never thought possible.

Blimp riders must comply with Goodyear’s passenger guidelines and passenger waiver before riding on the blimp.

 

 

 

2 – Boca Raton Resort and Club Stay & Golf Package

 

 

 

Boca Raton Resort Golf Description:
This item is for a 3 day, 2 night stay in Cloister estate room including one round of golf for 4.
ARV: $2,500

Located next to the intracoastal waterway and just a few steps from the stunning south Florida coastline, the Boca Raton Resort and Club, is your luxurious home away from home. The two award winning golf courses offer a golfer’s perfect outing featuring signature water features and challenging turf.

 

 

3 – Broken Sound Country Club Golf Package, Boca Raton Florida

 

 

Broken Sound Golf Description:
This item is a 4 person golf package and 4 person lunch at the Broken Sound club.
ARV: $600

Tee off on one of South Florida’s premier golf courses with a twosome of golf and lunch at Broken Sound Country Club. This club has two signature golf courses that are GEO Certified (the international mark of sustainability assurance of the Golf Environment Organization) and Audubon Sanctuary Certified.

 

 

 

4 – Golf package for two at Bocaire Club, Boca Raton

 

 

Bocaire Golf Package:
This item is for a foursome golf package with carts.
ARV: $400

Recently redesigned by Kipp Schulties, the Bocaire Club (located in Boca Raton) course is known for including: beauty; variety in holes of the same par; thought provoking green complexes; limited forced carries for the developing players while creating a 7,000 yard all-you-can-handle championship golf experience from the back tees. 

 

 

 

5 – Oil painting by Tim Foreman

 

“Barefoot beach Fog” by Tim Foreman

 

 

This item is a framed 11×14 oil painting.

This is a gorgeous oil painting of a tropical seaside. Tim Foreman’s painting process begins with observing the beauty of nature. Painting in layers with both knife and brush, he creates his landscapes to portray the splendor and simplicity of the natural world around us.

 

 

6 – Private Wine Class for 20

 

 

 

 

This item is a private wine class for 20 hosted at Total Wine & More. 

Total Wine & More will host an event that is certain to impress you and your guests. Taste a variety of our premium, hand-selected wines and discover hidden treasures from the wine region of your choosing. Your guests will enjoy a tour of the land and learn about the famed appellations and grape varietals that make each region so unforgettable. One of our wine experts will be on hand to present and discuss each delicious wine during your two hour tasting, which can be arranged as a seated class-style or more casual walk-around event. Total Wine & More will provide all necessary stemware and educational handouts for tasting notes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on events, membership, or supporting WITVA, please visit:

 

www.witva.org

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA) Invites You To Cruise To Cuba In November! Have Fun And Continue The Legacy: 30 Years Of Scholarships To High School And College Students

Join the Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA) for their 30th Anniversary FUNdraiser on a Cruise to Cuba this November, 2019!  Over the past 30 years, WITVA has given almost $400,000 in scholarships to talented and deserving high school and college students.  Can’t make the cruise?  Please consider a donation to WITVA’s 30 for 30 Scholarship Campaign.  Some cabin categories are being sold out!  Deposits are fully refundable until July, 2019.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to make your plans now!  Kudos to WITVA, for supporting the visual arts by educating the next generations.  You do not have to be a member of WITVA to cruise!  A portion of the cruise price includes a tax deductible donation to WITVA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For information about the cruise or the 30 for 30 please contact Sandy Ryter at 561-391-9109.

Although it is almost a year away, some cabin categories are being sold out! Deposits are fully refundable until July of 2019 ($50.00 processing fee applies).  For information about how to join Women In The Visual Arts please go to: www.WITVA.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WITVA has given almost $400,000 in scholarships to talented and deserving high school and college students. Can’t make the cruise? Please consider donating to our 30 for 30 scholarship campaign.

 

For information about how to join Women In The Visual Arts, this event, or other programs please go to: www.WITVA.org

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA) Invites Public To 30th Annual Celebration Of Giving On February 9. Enjoy Lunch, Boutique, Raffles And Auctions To Benefit Art Scholarships

Women in The Visual Arts (WITVA) invites the public to their 30th Annual Celebration of Giving on Saturday, February 9th at the Boca Beach Club at the Boca Raton Hotel.  Spend the day learning to design and create a special project to take home with you, enjoy an elegant luncheon, shop at the artists’ boutique filled with handcrafted works, and participate in prize raffles and auctions.  Among this year’s prizes: a Goodyear Blimp Ride for 2, a wine tasting party for 20, golf and hotel stays, and so much more!  The Rickie Report shares the details about the luncheon as well as how artists can become more involved in this worthwhile art networking organization. WITVA is a 30-year-old South Florida, all volunteer, non-profit (501(C)3) organization of professional women artists supporting visual arts in the community by sponsoring student art exhibits, awards and scholarships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOU   ARE   INVITED

SATURDAY,  FEBRUARY  9, 2019

10 am – 2 pm

30th  YEAR

CELEBRATION  OF   GIVING

Boca Beach Club at the Boca Raton Hotel

Make your reservation:

 WITVALuncheon@gmail.com 

 

Your support to this event will enable WITVA to continue our important work to foster local talent, allowing merit and need based students to pursue their education in the Fine Arts. 

All of the proceeds of this event go to Women in the Visual Arts, Inc. a non-profit  501C3 organization, raising funds for High School and College Graduate Art Scholarships. We recognize and celebrate the important artistic work undertaken by our young art students, giving them confidence and empowerment to continue in the field of art. 

 

 

 

WITVA Art Scholarship Recipients 

 

 

 

The February 9th luncheon funds the WITVA Spring Celebration of High School Art to be held in March.  Since 1997, WITVA has invited art students from Palm Beach County public high schools to participate. The prize money and awards are funded by WITVA’s Scholarship Fund, The Irving B. Kahn Foundation, and Delray Buick GMC, and WITVA members, and private donors. An Awards Reception is held for the exhibitors and the teachers on the final day of the exhibit. WITVA recognizes that the teachers are the key to student success and thank them with appreciation certificates.

 

 

 

 

WITVA Members

 

 

 

 

In addition to our scholarship programs, Women in the Visual Arts, Inc., has been offering varied workshops and exhibits to artists of South Florida and the general community.  We donate art to non-profit organizations through our HospitalArt program.  We are always seeing new members, to add to our greater artistic abundance. Our mission is to bring art to artists and art enthusiasts while creating a warm, social space for like-minded members who share their friendship and creative lives with each other. 

 

WITVA Members HospitalArt Group

 

 

Our programs provide a network for professional and non-professional artists. These programs include: 
  • Monthly open meetings with art demonstrations and workshops
  • Social gatherings and excursions
  • Juried and non-juried member’s exhibits
  • Monthly newsletters and timely information about our artists and art happenings in South Florida
  • Fundraising and scholarship programs
  • Volunteer opportunities
Current Happenings:
  • “Artistic Inspiration” Member Show  at the Coral Springs Museum now until January 7, 2019.
  • Lilly Pulitzer Shop and Share Event at the Boca Raton Town Center Mall on December 18th. 
  • “Resolutions” Open Show at South Side Cultural Arts Center from January 12 – March 15, 2019
  • Jury Event – January 16th, 2019
  • …and much more. 
Jury information:
Juried exhibitions for our Artist Members are held in a variety of venues throughout the year. At least two of our shows are open to all South Florida artists over the age of 18, and includes both men and women. The categories are:
……Two dimensional (painting, mixed media, printmaking)
….. Three-dimensional sculpture
….. Photography
….. Jewelry / Wearables (fine arts only, no crafts)
If you would like to become a juried member and show with us, please go to our website (www.witva.org) and follow the instructions on the member tab.

 

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www.witva.org

 

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Judith Rosenberg’s Award-Winning Photography And Paintings Are Featured In Two Juried Shows; Jack Rosenberg’s Photography Shown In NYC Gallery

Judith and Jack Rosenberg’s good fortunes are really ours to behold!  Jack is just back from a recent juried show in New York City. Judith is celebrating her award at the WITVA Exhibit in Boca Raton (available through May 15th) and an upcoming juried exhibit at the Orlando Art Museum’s “Spring 2018 Exhibition” which takes place April through July, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando!  These two local artists only happen to live locally – as you can see their artworks beyond their home town!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

JUDITH    ROSENBERG:   TWO   EXHIBITS

 

 

WITVA ( Women In The Visual Arts) Exhibition

Boca  Imaging  Center

7070 W. Palmetto Road  Boca Raton, FL

In The Garden Shops

Available through May 15, 2018

Orlando Museum of Art

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                            

Presents

Hyatt Regency Spring 2018  Exhibition

9300  Jeff  Fuqua  Boulevard, Orlando, Fl. 32827

Exhibit is available  April – July 2018

 

 

 

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“Quartet 1” by Judith Rosenberg

 

Judith Rosenberg tells The Rickie Report, “Painting and the creation of art are a great source of physical and intellectual pleasure for me.  Since retiring from Judith Jack, Inc., the jewelry design firm my husband, Jack and I founded, I’ve had the luxury of time to devote to a life-long love, the creation of art. Portraying women in all their diversity and drama is a subject that continues to inspire me. I have merged my original acrylic paintings and my latest interest, photography. My published writings on the subjects of historical fashion and jewelry, and the research necessary to be factual, have inspired me to portray women – bold, daring, playful or conservative – who so creatively present themselves to the world. Literature, fashion, museums, architecture and nature have been influences on me as well”.

“Metropolis”  by Judith Rosenberg

 

 

Judith’s recent incorporation of her photography and her paintings have led to exciting results! “I’ve recently designed a series of “Women of the Flowers.” A sequence of steps is performed to achieve what I hope are distinctive results: I paint in acrylics, photograph the image then using the computer, alter colors, change backgrounds and continue to design.  I work on these artworks until my head and my heart say, “Enough!” Having them printed on an aluminum sheet offers drama, elegance and quality that sets them apart from any other process – complete, unique and without the need for framing, ready to adorn your home!  There are endless uses for the various mediums and tools that are available for artistic expression. I hope that the observer truly enjoys the marrying of media and the many aspects of beauty I have chosen in creating my art”.

 

“Blush” Sketch by Judith Rosenberg

 

Judith is a member of  Artists of Palm Beach County, Artists Registry, National League of American Pen Women, Palm Beach Photographic Center, Armory Art Center, Artists Association of Jupiter, Women in the Visual Arts, Lighthouse Art Gallery, and the Broward Art Guild.  She has published articles on historical fashion/art/jewelry through the ages: Jeweler’s Circular Keystone, Modern Jeweler, National Jeweler, and through appraisal societies.

 

 

 

JACK   ROSENBERG’S  MOST  RECENT  EXHIBITION

JADITE  GALLERY

NEW YORK, NEW YORK

 

 

NYC4PA, the New York City of Photograph Art held an art exhibit at the Jadite Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC.  The theme of the call for this juried show was “Wandering Curves – the Curve Changes Everything.”  Jack’s “Three Martinis” certainly respond to that!

 

 

 

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“Three martinis” by Jack Rosenberg

 

 

 

 

After graduating from Brooklyn College, Jack worked as a microbiologist and then as a medical supply salesman to doctors and hospitals. His growing interest in antique jewelry led him to become, along with his wife, Judith, co-founder and CEO of Judith Jack, Inc., a jewelry design firm with international sales. Together with the design staff, Jack took pleasure in putting his own ideas into play. He says, “After selling the business and retiring, my artistic side flowered. Charcoals, drawing, painting and sculpting became part of my ever-expressing means of creativity. My awareness of shapes, colors, textures and forms in their splendor impelled me to continue to investigate a variety of methods and materials”.

 

“Woven” by Jack Rosenberg

 

Jack excitedly says, “Then, I discovered photography!  I found my true love! As I look through the lens of a camera, I see and appreciate the world around me in a new and exhilarating way.  Everything else is shut out of the world at that moment.  I am only focused on what I see through the lens”.  Jack goes one to share, “Photographypermits me to fully and continuously express my artistic vision and share my passion with others.  As I fundamentally believe, everything in our physical surroundings can become the subject of a meaningful photograph. I relish humanizing inanimate objects and creating scenes from unexpected sources.  Every photograph tells a unique story – real or imagined – and, hopefully evokes thought and pleasure in the viewer’s mind”.  

 

 

 

 

For more information about Judith’s and Jack’s artwork:

Judith’s website: www.judithimages.com
Jack’s website: www.jackrimages.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

17019 SW Sapri Way Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Coral Springs Museum Of Art Features WITVA’s “Artistic Explorations” Exhibition With Opening Reception December 6th

WITVA‘s ( Women In The Visual Arts) “Artistic Explorations” Exhibition opens to the Public with a Free Event on Wednesday, December 6th.  Please note the change of date from previous publicity!!  The Exhibit takes place in the Main Gallery of the Coral Springs Art Museum and refreshments will be provided by Bacardi.  This juried exhibit is one of six annually, where WITVA members can participate.  The Rickie Report gives you the details and some sneak peeks. Give yourself the gift of original art!  This artist networking organization promotes the visual arts through scholarships to the next generation. Kudos to you all!

 

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WOMEN IN THE VISUAL ARTS

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THE CORAL SPRINGS MUSEUM Of ART

INVITE   THE   PUBLIC   TO:

“ARTISTIC  EXPLORATIONS”

Public Reception & Cash Awards:

 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

 

6 – 7 pm

 

 Refreshments Sponsored by Bacardi

 

Coral Springs Museum of Art

2855 Coral Springs Dr.  Coral Springs, FL

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm

954-340-5000      www.csmart.org

 

Rosie Sherman’s “Blooming”

WITVA is a non-profit 501(C)3 Organization which was founded in 1989, with the aim of promoting public interest in the visual arts through its programs and activities. The Organization serves as a forum in which members may network, share ideas and help one another achieve their artistic goals while at the same time giving back to the community.

 Ann Schwatrz’ ” Fun At The Beach”

 

 

WITVA membership is made up of exhibiting artists and non-exhibiting members, that is, those who are interested in art and our community projects. Members come from Port St. Lucie, Palm Beach County and Miami-Dade County.

Jane Bazinet’s “Wayward Moment”

Visit our website for information  www.witva.org

 

 

 

 

 

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