Ana Tamayo’s Art Is A Tropical Representation Of The Universe Filled With Sensations. Free Public Reception On Thursday, September 21 At The Studio In Mizner Park Boca Raton

Ana Tamayo‘s SOLO Exhibition at Thestudio at Mizner Park in Boca Raton, FL will sweep you into a colorful universe. The Public Reception on Thursday, September 21, 2023 kicks off a month of viewing and immersing yourself in this international renown artist’s world of nature in constant motion.  You will want to return to see new images within each art piece.  The Exhibit runs from September 21 through October 31, 2023.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. A portion of sales will benefit Imagina Children’s Foundation in León de Guanajuato, MX.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painting from Ana Tamayo’s “AMA-ZONE” Exhibit

 

 

 

THESTUDIO at MIZNER Park

 

Public Reception:  

Thursday, September 21, 2023  

5-9 PM

 

 

201 W Plaza Real   Boca Raton, FL 33432

RSVP For the Reception

 

 

September 21 through October 31, 2023

 

 

 

Ana Tamayo with “Carousel 1”

 

 

 

In her paintings and sculptures that flow from her identity as a Colombian, Ana continuously tries to question herself about nature conservation. She studies the forms of nature, its movements, and the connection to the ecosystem that nourishes itself. The colors in her paintings transform into shapes that flow like dynamic curves and undulating lines with the effort to represent her interpretation of nature in constant movement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ana’s inspiration also comes from scientists like Humboldt and Ernst Haeckel. She offers an infinite tropical representational universe full of sensations, some figurative, others conceptual.

 

 

 

“Carousel 2” by Ana Tamayo

 

 

“Nature is a window to a tropical universe, full of sensations, some figurative others conceptual. Within this process, design and composition play a paramount function that emerges spontaneously.” Ana Tamayo

 

 

Ana tells The Rickie Report, “I study emotional well-being through cathartic experiences and meditation. The connections between subjects that represent fauna and flora, for me are trips to femininity. I use different materials and techniques that give me the possibility to visualize recurrent themes such as water, birds, leaves, plants, flowers, especially orchids as Colombian symbols and of awareness”.

 

 

“Carousel 3” by Ana Tamayo

 

 

 

 

Her works are an extension of her being (mind, body, spirit) as a consequence of a disciplined creative process, curiosity of spirit, and dedication to research, which have proven to be definitive in her work as a visual artist.

 

 

 

 

Floral by Ana Tamayo

 

 

 

 

Ana has works in private collections in the United States, in foreign countries, and in public spaces. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, including at different art fairs including Liberty Equities exhibitions at the International Plaza Buildings, Boca Raton Museum of Art, The Art School, Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA), the Gaudí Gallery in Madrid, a Pop Up Art Exhibition on Seranno Street in Madrid, the Lyon Art Fair in France, and the Art Fair in Lucca Italy.  She has a body of work in the law offices of Nelson Mullins inside the Lynn Financial Center in Boca Raton, FL.  Ana lives and works in Miami and donates  a percentage of her sales to the Imagina Children’s Foundation in Léon de Guanajuato, MX.

 

 

 

For more information:

 

http://amazone.anatamayo.com/

https://www.facebook.com/ana.m.tamayo.31

https://www.instagram.com/anatamayo.art/

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

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

 

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!

 

 WITVA LOGO_BLUE

WOMEN IN THE VISUAL ARTS

And
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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

Jane Tracy Is Featured Artist At Boca Raton Library Friends Gallery

Life is one big journey. Actually, award winning artist, Jane Tracy‘s journey has been a singular search for a positive and joyful existence. Throughout her life’s adventure, she’s experienced many highs and occasional lows. Now, after decades of teaching school, directing the advertising department of a high-tech start-up and maintaining a pottery production studio, Jane is delighted to acknowledge that “THE SEARCH CONTINUES….”  she shares her newest painting with us at the Friends Art Gallery at the Spanish River Library in Boca Raton.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

 

 

 

J A N E      T R A C Y

 

 

Join her as she continues her search…..

 

 

An Exhibit of Jane Tracy Paintings

“……the Search Continues…..”

 

 

 

FRIENDS ART GALLERY

Exhibit runs February 1-March 19

Spanish River Library
1501 NW Spanish River Blvd           Boca Raton, FL

9 AM–9 PM daily  

Free and Open to the Public

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Life is one big journey. Actually, JANE TRACY’S journey has been a singular search for a positive and joyful existence. Throughout her life’s adventure, she’s experienced many highs and occasional lows. Now, after decades of teaching school, directing the advertising department of a high-tech start-up and maintaining a pottery production studio, Jane is delighted to acknowledge that THE SEARCH CONTINUES….

 

 

 

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“Mache Three” by Jane Tracy

 

 

 

For the past few years, after retiring from her ‘official working career’, an easel, paint brushes and pots of paint have been major components in Jane’s search…a continuing search for fulfillment, contentment and joy.

 

 

 

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“Under Agreement” by Jane Tracy

 

 

While studying painting in Boca Raton, New Haven, CT and Boston, MA, exhibiting throughout S. Florida and New England, Jane has appeared both online and in national publications where her work appears as a competition winner and a demonstration of various acrylic techniques.

 

 

 

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“Fallen” by Jane Tracy

 

 

Yes, Jane’s backpack is full as she continues her SEARCHING journey…..looking forward to many more miles filled with joy, contentment and paints under her nails and smeared on her jeans.

 

 

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“The Truth Lies” by Jane Tracy

 

 

Jane Tracy shares her philosophy with The Rickie Report:

“To know there will always be another surface for me
To paint serves as my ultimate inspiration.
To paint is to bring joy to my life.
To paint is to touch my soul

I live to paint….with a joyful soul”.

INSIDIOUS

“Untitled” by Jane Tracy

Jane is a member of Artists’ Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art (signature member); Broward Art Guild; Creative Arts Workshop; Guilford Art League (signature member); Madison Art League; Palm Beach Watercolor Society; Florida Watercolor Society; New Haven Paint and Clay Club; International Society of Experimental Artists; Blue Moon Group (founding member); WITVA Women in the Visual Arts; International Society of Acrylic Painters; National Association of Women Artists and Connecticut Women Artists.

 

For more information about this exhibit or her paintings, please visit:

www.JaneTracyArtist.com

or email:   janetracy@gmail.com

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

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

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

 

 

B E A   D O O N E – M E R E N A

 

SOLO  EXHIBIT

 

 

 

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

 

 

Free Public Opening Reception:

Saturday, October 10th

3 – 5  pm

Exhibit Runs Through November 7th

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County 

601 Lake Avenue       Lake Worth, FL 33460

 (561) 471-2901

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

 

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

 

 

 

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“Self Portrait at 17” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

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

 

 

 

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“Chloe and Daphne” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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“Vanity” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

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

 

 

 

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“Selfie” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

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

 

 

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Portrait by Bea Doone-Merena

 

“She Paints With Unwavering Passion and Boldness”

By Renée Phillips, of Manhattan Arts International

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

 

 

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“Odalisque” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

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

 

 

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“Mystic White” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

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

 

 

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“Jon” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

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

 

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“Youngest Granddaughter” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

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

 

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 “Understanding Austin” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

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

 

 

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“Khalan” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

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

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

www.artwanted.com

www.beadoone-merena.com

or Call  561-477-4820

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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561-537-0291

Missy Pierce Is Featured In SOLO Exhibit At Cafe Bleu And Will Benefit Aid To Victims Of Domestic Abuse

Cafe Bleu, in Delray Beach, FL is pleased to announce the opening of the SOLO exhibition “Tilt. An Exhibition Paired with Some Exceptional Coffee.” On view through May 30, are experimental abstract paintings by Florida-based artist, Missy Pierce. There will be an opportunity to meet the artist at the Public Reception on May 15, 2015.  40% of the proceeds from sales will benefit AVDA, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc.  The Rickie Report shares the details here and suggests you stop by, as more art lovers are taking note of her artistry!  Pierce’s work can be found in public and private art collections both in the United States and abroad.

 

 

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CAFE BLEU

Presents a SOLO EXHIBIT

by

Missy Pierce

“Tilt. An Exhibition Paired with Some Exceptional Coffee.”

PUBLIC RECEPTION

Friday, May 15th

6 – 8 pm

Proceeds from Sales Benefit

AVDA, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc.

Exhibit Continues Through May 30th

44 E. Atlantic Avenue      Delray Beach, FL

Hours Sunday through Thursday 7am-10:30pm / Friday and Saturday 7am to midnight

 

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“Rocky Haunts Me” by Missy Pierce

Cafe Bleu is pleased to announce the opening of the SOLO exhibition “Tilt. An Exhibition Paired with Some Exceptional Coffee.” On view through May 30, will be experimental abstract paintings by Artist Missy Pierce. There will be an opportunity to meet the artist at a reception on May 15, 2015, 6:00-8:00pm.

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“Particles.Dark. Very, Very Dark” by Missy Pierce


Café Bleu (formerly Spot Coffee) is located on 44 E. Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, FL. Cafe Bleu hours are Sunday through Thursday 7am-10:30pm / Friday and Saturday 7am to midnight.   Proceeds from art sales to help AVDA, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc. AVDA promotes violence-free relationships and social change by offering alternative choices to end violence and domestic abuse. For independent donations, please contact AVDA, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc., PO Box 6161, Delray Beach, FL 33482 (561)265-3797. http://www.AVDAONLINE.ORG

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“The Monster In The Room” by Missy Pierce

 

Pierce specializes in vibrant abstract and figurative paintings that explore the nature of, and search for, identity and inner strength. A repeated theme in her work is that of containment—especially the containment of parts of the self that are concealed in the conflicting roles played in our lives.

 

 

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” Bali” by Missy Pierce

 

Pierce tells The Rickie Report, ” I specialize in vibrant abstract paintings that explore the nature of, and search for, identity.  A theme often repeated in my work is that of “holding it together” or the “containment,” of aspects of one’s self. This dynamic is often explored in the context of domestic roles juxtaposed with conflicting roles as a feminist. In my work, I focus on the images I choose to conceal rather than project in a particular role.  My paintings represent the release of those otherwise suppressed images. “

 

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“Mommy Used To Be So Pretty” by Missy Pierce

 

She goes on to explain, “I work with acrylics, papers, and tar gel applied in multiple layers to create a canvas with texture, depth and history. My work has often been subjected to a final harmonizing agent, such as detailed pattern-making, sanding with power tools or “pours” that have been partially dissolved to reveal evocative glimpses of the underlying layers.”

 

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“The Snarl” by Missy Pierce

 

 

Pierce’s work can be found in public and private art collections both in the United States and abroad, and has been seen in numerous exhibitions. Her work may currently be seen in places as diverse as the Percy Thomson Gallery in Stratford, New Zealand to the Whole Foods Market Cafe in Boca Raton, 1400 Glades Road and the West Boca Imaging Center on 7070 W. Palmetto Park Rd.

 

 

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Missy Pierce Unveiling Art in Public Places Fish in Pompano Beach, FL

 

Pierce was recently commissioned by the City of Pompano Beach to paint one of the twelve five-foot-tall fish sculptures that were installed in public locations along East Atlantic Avenue in Pompano Beach, FL.  She  volunteers as an instructor of elementary school children on group art projects, and has artwork in the permanent collections of the Eastern Institute of Technology Art Department, 17th International Collage Exhibition (Napier, New Zealand), and University of Wisconsin Art Dept.,16th International Collage Exhibition (Marshfield, WI). She has exhibited the City of Dania Beach City Hall (Dania Beach, FL), Kavanagh Gallery (St. Charles, IL), Rosetti Fine Art Gallery (Wilton Manors, FL), 16th International Collage Exhibition, outofsight.co.nz/Ice16,  Art Florida 2014, Broward Art Guild (Fort Lauderdale, FL), EARTH, Broward Art Guild (Fort Lauderdale, FL) and many more.

 

 

 

Missy Pierce’s Memberships and Affiliations include:

• Saatchi Art, http://www.saatchiart.com/profiles/portfolio/id/616919

• Society 6 http://society6.com/missypierce

• International Society of Acrylic Painters

• Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA), Corresponding Secretary to the Board, 2011-present.

• Boca Raton Museum of Art Guild, Associate Member 2011-2012

• Broward Art Guild, Associate Member 2014-present

• South Florida Artists’ Association, 2014-present

• National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), 2014-present

 

Pierce attended the Boca Raton Museum of Art School (2010-2014),  University of San Diego, School of Law, J.D. (1989) and Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Florida Atlantic University (2014-2015).

 

Pierce’s work is also on display at the Bailey Contemporary Art Center (BaCA), in Pompano Beach, where she is a juried member of the studio artist program.  Pierce maintains studios in Boca Raton and at the Bailey Contemporary Art Center, 41 NE 1st St., Pompano Beach, FL.

 

For more information about Missy Pierce’s artwork or this exhibit, please contact:

Missy Pierce – 503.703.0496  or email  pierce.missy@yahoo.com.

Please visit:

 http://www.missypierce.com/events.html

https://www.facebook.com/events/748941351871688/

www.missypierce.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

WITVA Presents Dr. Wilma B. Siegel, Pioneer of Art and Medicine

February and March are busy months for anyone who is interested in art lectures, classes, workshops or trips.  WITVA (Women – and Men in The Visual Arts) has a full calendar of activities to choose from!  The Rickie Report knows you will enjoy any or all of these options!

 

WITVA GENERAL MEETING

PRESENTATION BY WILMA B. SIEGEL:“HER ART AND INSPIRATIONS”

 

 FEBRUARY 15, 2013 

12PM, SOCIAL * 12:45PM, MEETING * 1:15PM, PROGRAM

             

SUGAR SAND PARK

300 South Military Trail

Boca Raton, Florida 

 
image-2Wilma Bulkin Siegel, M.D. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1958 and received her medical degree in 1962 at Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania.   She has had a distinguished career as a prominent oncologist in New York City. In her career she was a pioneer establishing one of the first Hospices in the state of  New York and one of the first to accept AIDS patients.  
In the capacity of Medical Director of that Hospice she was asked to give her expertise on AIDS to the Presidential Commission in Washington. Following her retirement she combined medicine with her other childhood career target, painting, by attending The National Academy of Design.
Dr. Siegel has become an award-winning artist recognized nationally for her series of people living with AIDS, Survivors of AIDS, The Changing Faces of AIDS (Seniors), Breast Cancer Survivors, The Homeless, and the Elderly. Dr. Siegel has exhibited throughout the country, particularly in connection with events involved with AIDS and Cancer. 
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She has been featured on CNN television for her AIDS series and she has been elected into Who’s Who in American Art 2001. In the year 2005, April –October, she was 
featured in a one woman exhibition “Holocaust Survivors and Liberators” at The Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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Her current passion is to bring art into the medical field as an educational tool and a forum for healing. In this new field of art in medicine she has been  instrumental in creating a program at U of Miami in Florida and Columbia Medical Center in NY City to bring artists to work with patients and also to teach medical students to see in a different way. She is a member of the Advisory Council of  Columbia Medical Center, New York City and the School of Nursing Drexel University, Philadelphia. In 2006 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters and was commencement speaker at Drexel University.
 

 
JOIN US FOR A VERY SPECIAL AFTERNOON

 MARCH 10, 2012

1-4 PM

WITVA ART CENTER “OPEN HOUSE” PARTY 

  • DEMONSTRATIONS BY 2D & 3D ARTISTS
  • ART SUPPLIES, SCULPTURE SUPPLIES, BOOKS AND MORE FOR SALE 
  • JOIN US FOR A FUN FILLED AFTERNOON
  • REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED
 2960 NW BOCA RATON BLVD.(NW2nd AVENUE)
BOCA RATON, FL. ON THE EAST SIDE
 
For more information please go to our website www.WITVA.org
WOMEN IN THE VISUAL ARTS EDUCATIONAL TRIP
MARCH 21, 2013
Our trip to Miami was a sellout, so we are planning to have another!   We will visit Palm Beach, The Society of the Four Arts, the Ann Weaver Norton Sculpture Garden and the Studio of a famous portrait artist.  All museum entry fees are included.  Lunch at TESTA’s (on your own) in Palm Beach.  You don’t have to drive! WE HAVE A BUS!  From Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and Boynton Beach. $40.00 MEMBERS/$45.00 GUESTS Your check is your reservation.  Make out to WITVA and mail to P.O. Box 880668, Boca Raton, Florida 33488-0668  ATT:  Missy.  For more information please go to our website: www.WITVA.org
 

 

WITVA CLASS SCHEDULE

OPEN STUDIO:

February 8, 22, 2013 OPEN STUDIO – 10:30 AM – 4PM
Paint From a Live Model  $15 Members/$20 Non-Members
MUST MAKE A RESERVATION.  SEND CHECK MADE OUT TO WITVA: MAIL TO:P.O. BOX  880668,  Boca Raton, Florida 33488-0668

Lola Lichman  Studio Sessions

 Monday & Wednesday
  1 – 5:00 PM
Come to Paint, Get Intensive Instruction or an Occasional Critique.  From Beginners to those who need a Space to Work.  Try New Mediums with the Help of an Experienced Instructor.  Learn the Secrets of Color Mixing & Palette Knife Painting.  Set Yourself Free!
$100 Per Month for Both Days  Call 561 394-6081  To Register
 
       

JEWELRY JUST FOR FUN

A Jewelry Class by

Phyllis C Annunziato

Thursdays 1 – 4 PM

        $25.00 per Session – $110.00/5 sessions

Experiment with many creative aspects of making jewelry, and. hopefully open your mind to new ideas.  The pieces that you created cannot be made by a machine, or found in a jewelry store or book. I will bring tools with me that will help achieve this, such as dowels, hammers and pliers, saws, etc.  I will supply Brass, Copper, NU-Gold (Silver may be purchased if desired).   If beads are desired student should bring them and/or anything they would like to include in the jewelry.  Beads and Stones will be Available  for purchase.

 Painting With Michael Graber

Saturday Morning  9:00AM- Noon

Michael believes everyone is creative, and can achieve painting and drawing skills with the right direction and philosophy.  He helps people express themselves and above all learn to see the world through the eye of a painter.    He never compares one persons skill to another, nor does he try to get an artist to paint in his style.  He encourages all to be themselves.  Register by calling 561-239-4949 or 561-852-0900  or artistgraber@comcast.net
All Classes , Meetings and Workshops Take Place at  THE WITVA ART CENTER
2960 NW Boca Raton Blvd. (NW 2nd Avenue) #6  Boca Raton, Florida 33431
Directions:  It is between 28th Street and Spanish River Rd. on the east side of the street.  It is next door to Gallery Seven #7

          

 If you need any further information or clarification, please contact  Phyllis C. Annunziatio at WITVA2000@aol.com

 

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