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.

 

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

 

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

 

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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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The Gallery At Center for Creative Education Presents ‘Artistic Dimensions’ By Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA)

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education presents ‘Artistic Dimensions’  by Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA).  A Special Opening Reception takes place on Saturday, December 9th, sponsored by Whole Foods. The Exhibition continues through January 19th. ‘Artistic Dimensions’ is an all-female juried art exhibition featuring guest juror Sue Archer. Support local arts with this special combination of charitable organizations that champion the visual arts (WITVA) and arts in education (Center for Creative Education).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Center for Creative Education
425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 805-9927   W: cceflorida.org

 

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

“ARTISTIC    DIMENSIONS”

 

 

A Special Opening Reception

Saturday, December 9th
6:00 to 8:30pm

$10 Entry For Charity
Sponsored by Whole Foods

 

 

Exhibition runs December 9th to January 19th
Exhibition is free and open to the public during regular Gallery hours:
Tuesday through Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm

 

 

 

‘Artistic Dimensions’ is an all-female juried art exhibition featuring guest juror Sue Archer. Support local arts with this special combination of charitable organizations that champion the visual arts (WITVA) and arts in education (Center for Creative Education).

 

“Roseate Spoonbills” by Ann Schwartz

 

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.

 

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.

Visit our website for information and application: www.witva.org

 

Thank you to Whole Foods!

 

Center for Creative Education (CCE) is a non-profit 501(c)3 Organization which was founded in 1994, with a mission to train teachers how to bring the arts back into school by integrating art into other classroom studies. Arts Integration is still vital to CCE’s in-school and out-of-school programs. Today CCE is utilizing its newly renovated 18,000 square foot facility in West Palm Beach to provide arts-based, technology-infused after-school programming. Arts in education is our passion while we envision a world where each child has the opportunity to learn and grow in the way that meets their needs, and allows them to reach their full potential as citizens and contributors to society.

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education
425 24th Street       West Palm Beach, FL 33407
561-805-9927    www.cceflorida.org

 

 

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WITVA’s “Artistic Happenings” Exhibit At Armory Art Center, Public Invited To Opening Reception October 27th

In August, we shared WITVA’s call for “Artistic Happenings”, a 2D and 3D juried art exhibition at the Armory Art Center.  The public is invited to the Free Opening Reception on Friday, October 27th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and applauds WITVA for opening this call to all artists.  You will see a great array of media and subject matter, so don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about WITVA, meet the artists, and the juror, Rolando Chang Barrero!

 

 

 

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PRESENT:

“ARTISTIC HAPPENINGS”

A 2D and 3 D Art Juried Exhibition

Opening Reception:

Friday, October 27th

6 – 8 pm

Refreshments and live music

AT:

Armory Art Center

811 Park Place  W. Palm Beach, FL

Exhibition runs October 27 through November 25th

Free and Open to the Public

Gallery Hours:  M-F  10am – 5 pm    Sat.  10 am – 3:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

This exhibition, sponsored by Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA), is an open, juried exhibition for men and women featuring all media including painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, glass, and sculpture in wood, stone, and metal. Founded in 1989, WITVA is a non-profit organization aiming to promote public interest in the visual arts through its programs and activities. WITVA currently has over 250 members throughout South Florida.

 

For more information about WITVA:

www.WITVA.org

For more information about the Armory Art Center:

www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776.

 

 

 

 

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WITVA And The Armory Art Center Calls For “Artistic Happenings” And Offers Free Public Reception

WITVA, Women In The Visual Arts, in conjunction with the Armory Art Center announces a Call for “Artistic Happenings”, an open juried exhibit for men and women over the age 18.  Artists of 2D and 3D art are encouraged to apply by October 12th.  ART PATRONS should MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the Opening Reception and Cash Awards Ceremony on Friday, October 27th.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

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PRESENT:

“ARTISTIC   HAPPENINGS”

A 2D and 3 D Art  Juried Exhibition

Opening Reception:

Friday, October 27th

6  – 8 pm

Refreshments and live music

Exhibition runs October 27 through November 25th

Free and Open to the Public

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about WITVA:

www.WITVA.org

For more information about the Armory Art Center:

 www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA) Invites You To Annual Fundraising Event “ART OF THE SEA” For Art Scholarships

Come to a FUN fundraiser with WITVA (men are included) to raise monies for art scholarships, thank previous donors, honor hard working volunteers including Grace Fishenfeld, create an art project, dine in luxury and enjoy spectacular raffle prizes!  “Art Of The Sea” is apropos, as the Grand Prize is an AMA Waterways European Riverboat Cruise 8 days/7 nights for two!  WITVA not only helps artists network with each other, but nurtures the next generation.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to reserve your space now!

 

 

 

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Painting on invitation by WITVA Top Graduate Scholarship Winner, Angela Yang

 

 

The Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA)

  Scholarship Committee

Invites You to

Annual Fundraising Event:

 

 

“ART OF THE SEA”

Friday, February 3, 2017

10:00 a.m. –  2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $125.00 per person

 Waterstone Resort & Marina

999 E. Camino Real     Boca Raton, FL 33432

 

Contact Myrna Rodkin, Event Coordinator

(561) 703-0554 or zoomf16mr@gmail.com for more information.

 

 

As a non-profit organization, our mission is to promote public interest in the visual arts and to provide financial support to art students attending our local Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University as well as art students attending Palm Beach County High Schools. The proceeds from this event will help us continue our mission. Last year there were 136 students accepted into the competition.

 

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Grace Fishenfeld, Honoree; Susan and Bernie Applebaum

 

In keeping with our theme, we’ll spend the morning using creative ways to paint on canvas Beach Bags. An elegant gourmet lunch will follow.  You will also have the opportunity to participate in a Fabulous Chinese Auction (baskets filled with fantastic gifts), a Silent Auction (Works of art donated by member artists), and an AMAZING Grand Prize Drawing which includes an AMA Waterways European Riverboat Cruise 8 days/7 nights for two (valid for a Balcony Stateroom in March, April, November or December of 2017/2018. Dining is Gourmet, Staterooms are Deluxe and only has 150 passengers); Angela Yang’s full size painting of “Art of the Sea”; and a phenomenal Paper Sculpture; by International artist, Francine Levinson.

 

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Graduates From Left to Right:Diana M. Garcia: FIU, Samannaz Rohanimanesh: FIU, Kristina Smatrakaleva:FAU, Angela Yang:FIU, Ashley Cassens: FAU

 

 

We know you will be inspired by our guest speaker, Angela Yang, who is also the artist of our beautiful “Art Of The Sea” painting and our top Scholarship winner of 2016. This year we are very proud to announce Velia Sweet as our Scholarship Fund Honoree. Please join us as we celebrate Velia, enjoy a creative day, and help raise funds for aspiring young artists.

 

 

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Group Photo of High School Winners Participating in Afternoon Program.

The number of participants is so large that we need two ceremonies to honor them and give out their awards!

 

 

 

 

 

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 more information about WITVA:

www.WITVA.org

 

 

 

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WITVA Announces Call For “Artful Spirits”, Open To Men, Women, Non-Members, Members

WITVA, Women In The Visual Arts announces a Call For Art which is open to men, women, non-members and members.  The public is invited to the exhibit with an Opening Reception on Friday, October 21.  The exhibit “Artful Spirits” takes place at the Armory Art Center and will run through November 25th.  Art Patrons, mark your calendars for what promises to be another exceptional array of original artwork!  WITVA is an art networking organization offering exhibits, workshops, demonstrations and meetings throughout season.  WITVA fundraises to offer art scholarships to deserving students. The Rickie Report applauds their efforts and shares the details about this Call for Entries.

 

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue   W.Palm Beach, FL 

561.832.1776

www.armoryart.org

 

 

Questions about WITVA Exhibit and Application?

Call Ann  561.737.4248

ARTIST DEADLINE:  October 7, 2106

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC  OPENING  RECEPTION:

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21st

6 – 8 pm

Refreshments and Music

 

 

 

 

APPLICATION AND DETAILS:

 

 

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For more information about WITVA or to download the application visit:

www.witva.org

 

 

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Lighthouse Art Center Invites You To Closing Reception Of “Art Of Association”, Announces Vacation Closing And New Plein Air Palm Beach!

Let the colors, textures and creative community quicken your imagination during the CLOSING RECEPTION of Art of Association, Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the Lighthouse ArtCenter!  Feast your eyes on 375 original works of art from 186 exhibiting artists representing 16 Art Associations from Miami to Jensen Beach. With new ideas to share and plans to discuss, the participating associations will introduce their 2016-17 calendars. Don’t miss your last opportunity to enjoy this eclectic exhibition.  The ArtCenter will be CLOSED August 14 – 28th for VACATION. The Lighthouse ArtCenter announced today the names of the 35 artists selected to participate in the 2017 Paint Palm Beach en Plein Air competition now in its 4th year at North Palm Beach County’s critically acclaimed art gallery and education center. The event will take place March 8-12, 2017.  The Rickie Report shares all the details in this article.

 

 

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(561) 746-3101
373 Tequesta Drive            Tequesta, Florida 33469
LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ART  OF  ASSOCIATION

CLOSING   RECEPTION

Thursday, August 11, 2016

5:30 – 7:30 pm

No charge for members of Lighthouse ArtCenter, $10 for non-members.

 

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Malle Whitaker “Rebirth”

Art Associations from Boca Raton to Vero Beach are participating in this refreshing exhibition that fosters cross pollination of ideas and practices with 2D and 3D media from fiber arts to fused glass. Let your imagination soar.

Feast your eyes on 375 original works of art from 186 exhibiting artists representing 16 Art Associations from Miami to Jensen Beach. With new ideas to share and plans to discuss, the participating associations will introduce their 2016-17 calendars. We don’t want you to miss your last opportunity to enjoy this eclectic exhibition. 

“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”. – Nancy Politsch, Executive Director, Lighthouse ArtCenter

 

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ANNOUNCING:

PAINT PALM BEACH EN PLEIN AIR 2017 (Formerly the Annual Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Festival)

March 8-12, 2017

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter announced today the names of the 35 artists selected to participate in the 2017 Paint Palm Beach en Plein Air competition now in its 4th year at North Palm Beach County’s critically acclaimed art gallery and education center. The event will take place March 8-12, 2017. Plein Air has become a popular competition throughout the world, giving artists different venues to create in, while being challenged by the length and surroundings of the four-day contest. The selected artists compete for prize money and are able to display their work at the Lighthouse ArtCenter for gallery visitors to view, offer their opinions and purchase a favored painting at the Collector’s Party on Saturday, March, 11th, final day of competition. Paintings may also be purchased “wet” from the artist at the painting sites.
“We modified this year’s artist selection process after an outstanding 2016 competition,” said Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Chair of Painting and Drawing and Co-Chair of this event, Ted Matz. “Feedback from our former contestants suggested we narrow our field of artists to give each participant more exposure to the crowds drawn to watch them when they’re sketching and painting at the various venues. ”
With more than 120 applicants for the limited slots, Matz said the selection process became one of scoring several criteria, not all of which were based on direct artistic skills. “We wanted to be fair to artists who may not have participated in our Plein Air competition in the first three years. And fair to the Lighthouse ArtCenter patrons who want to see how new artists interpret our local scenery when challenged to capture it on canvas.”

The 35 artists selected scored highest when evaluated by the following:
1. Originality
2. Overall Quality
3. Consistency of Style
4. Technical Skills
5. Marketability to Audience

“We are thrilled by the artistic diversity selected to compete in March 2017,” said Lighthouse ArtCenter Curator Janeen Mason. “We had submissions from artists in 27 states and two who are international. We are excited to see how these artists translate our South Florida seascapes, landscapes and architecture.”

Here are the names and hometowns of the artists competing in Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 2017 Paint Palm Beach en Plein Air competition:

STEPHANIE AMATO MILTON GA
DAVID BOYD JR NEWNAN GA
CARL BRETZKE MINNEAPOLIS MN
MICHELE BYRNE READING PA
KATHLEEN DENIS TAVERNIER FL
BILL FARNSWORTH VENICE FL
KEVIN FEARY BATAVIA NY
NYLE GORDON ETHEL MO
KAREN ANN HITT VENICE FL
JENNIFER HOLMES WESTBROOK CT
NEAL HUGHES MOORESTOWN NJ
CHARLIE HUNTER BELLOWS FALLS VT
MARYANNE JACOBSEN VENICE FL
SHELBY KEEFE MILWAUKEE WI
DEBRA LATHAM KINGWOOD TX
GREGORY LITTLE OAKLAND PARK FL
ANDRE LUCERO GOOCHLAND VA
TOM LYNCH NAPERVILLE IL
JEFFREY MARKOWSKY SAVANNAH GA
JIM MCVICKER LOLETA CA
SPENCER MEAGHER MOUNT VERNON IL
DAN MONDLOCH SAINT CLOUD MN
KATHIE ODOM KNOXVILLE TN
JOSEPH PALMERIO SARASOTA FL
ELISE PHILLIPS ELVERSON PA
DEVIN ROBERTS SPRINGFIELD MO
CYNTHIA ROSEN DORSET VT
LAWRENCE RUDOLECH HANOVER IN
JASON SACRAN FORT SMITH AR
PATRICK SAUNDERS ST LOUIS MO
RICHARD SNEARY KANSAS CITY MO
R. GREGORY SUMMERS OVERLAND PARK KS
NANCY TANKERSLEY EASTON MD
ROBIN WEISS POULSBO WA
CORY WRIGHT APOLLO BEACH FL

 

 

To learn more about Plein Air art, visit Wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/En_plein_air or Google Plein Air art.

For additional information about upcoming exhibits or the 2017 Paint Palm Beach en Plein Air competition, contact Lighthouse ArtCenter by calling 561-746-3101.

For more information about the Lighthouse ArtCenter, visit www.lighthousearts.org

Lighthouse ArtCenter is an equal opportunity gallery, learning center and employer.

 

 

 

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Open Call For Juried Art Exhibit Presented by WITVA and Coral Springs Museum Of Art Is Open To Men And Women

Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA) announces an open call for a juried art exhibit, “Artistic Adventures III” at the Coral Springs Museum of Art. This call is open to men and women over the age of 18. Cash prizes will be awarded at the Public Reception on Thursday, September 8th. The Rickie Report is pleased to share this call and recommends that ART PATRONS mark your calendars for an exhibit you will not want to miss. Artist deadline is August 22.

 WITVA LOGO_BLUE

WOMEN IN THE VISUAL ARTS

And
THE CORAL SPRINGS MUSEUM Of ART

ANNOUNCE

“ARTISTIC ADVENTURES III”

August 30-September 26, 2016

 This is an OPEN juried show

Public Reception & Cash Awards:

 

Thursday, September 8, 5:30- 7 pm

Coral Springs Museum of Art

2855 Coral Springs Dr.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm 

954-340-5000      www.csmart.org

 

 

DETAILS:

Application deadline: Monday, August 22, 2016

Delivery at Coral Springs Museum of Art Tuesday, August 30, 10am-12 noon

Pick-up Monday, September 26, 11am-noon

 

Eligibility:  OPEN JURIED EXHIBITION of MEN AND WOMEN over 18 (up to 2 entries of work)

No Nudes

 

SUBJECT MATTER: The Coral Springs Museum of Art reserves the right to reject inappropriate works.
Work cannot have been previously shown at the Coral Springs Museum of Art.

 

Size limits: 48” WIDE X 60” HIGH . If concerned, please call Ann Schwartz 561-737-4248

 

Preparation of Pieces:
Paper media must be covered with Plexiglass, have undamaged frames and mats.
Unframed oils/acrylics must be framed or finished on all sides with no staples showing.
All 2-D must be securely wired (please tape ends of wired) No sawtooth hangers.
NO SCULPTURE OR JEWELRY.

All entries must be labeled on back, and all items must be for sale. If sold they must remain for the entire exhibit.
Please note: 10% commission on all sales to WITVA scholarship fund)

 

 

 

 

 

I.D. LABELS: Attach one to the back of each work (upper right corner)

Artist:_______________________________

Title:______________________________________

Medium:__________________________________

Size:_h_______________w________________

Price:________

Cell Phone:_____________________

Artist:______________________________________
Title:_______________________________________
Medium:__________________________________

Size:_h______________w________________
Price:____________Cell Phone____________________

WITVA Exhibition at the Coral Springs Museum of Art “Artistic Adventures III”

Take-in August 30, 2016, 10-12 noon

$35 Non-refundable entry fee payable to WITVA for up to 2 entries.

Application deadline: Monday,August 22, 2016

APPLICATION-CUT BELOW and mail to:

Ann Schwartz, 8261 Muirhead Cir, Boynton Beach, FL 33472
————————————————————————————————————————————-—————————–

PLEASE PRINT

Artist_____________________________________C-Phone ( )_______________

e-mail_________________________

Entry #1 title________________________________Medium________________

Size h_____w______Price___________

Entry #2 title________________________________Medium________________

Size h_____w______Price___________

 

WAIVER OF LIABILITY: The undersigned hereby agrees to release and discharge WITVA, its directors and members, the Coral Springs Museum of Art, its directors and staff, from any responsibility for damage or loss of any kind, on all works submitted for the “Artistic Adventures III Exhibition. I am aware that a 10% commission will be taken on any sale of my artwork made during the exhibit for the WITVA Scholarship Fund.
All exhibitors must sign waiver below:

ARTIST’S SIGNATURE_________________________________________Date__________

I will help with:

Check in_____

Reception_______

Take Down_____

Hanging_____

Attaching_labels__________

 

I will help with refreshments: Cookies_____fruit_______wine______other_________________

 

I will attend the Awards Reception, Thursday, September 8th, 5:30-7pm__________# of GUESTS________

 

For more information:

Ann Schwartz 561-737-4248

 

 

 

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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