Wellington Art Society Features Guest Speaker And Demonstrator Nancy Tilles On Wednesday October 13. Public Is Invited To Meet The Artists At Wellington Community Center

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) will feature artist Nancy Tilles at their October 13, 2021 meeting at the Wellington Community Center. It will open with a meet and greet followed by the member spotlight and a brief meeting. The event will conclude with a live portrait painting demonstration by Nancy Tilles of a girl playing a violin. The public is invited. Social distancing will be observed, and masks are required. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  October 13, 2021

 

5:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

FEATURING:

 

 

N  A  N  C  Y          T  I  L  L  E  S

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

For more information contact: Laura Jaffe, presidentofwas@gmail.com

 

 

 

Nancy Tilles

 

 

Local artist Nancy Tilles is known for her oils and portraits, which hang in public and private collections throughout the country. She exhibits her work in nationally recognized art shows across Florida. Nancy recently completed a commissioned portrait of beloved cardiac surgeon, Dr. Malcolm Dorman, which is installed at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, FL. 

 

 

“Adam and Eve” by Nancy Tilles

 

Along with her portrait work, Nancy has created bodies of work representing flowers, underwater scenes, and tropical art in mural-sized triptychs. Nancy’s newest series is called “Figures in the Ficus”. She says, “I am fascinated with Banyan and Ficus trees…. I usually begin these paintings with a unique tree and weave the figures into its structure.” At first glance, the viewer sees a lovely tree, but after a while, the whimsical human figures within the tree are realized, giving these paintings a truly magical quality.

 

 

 

“Sea Folk” by Nancy Tilles

 

 

 

Nancy is presently teaching painting to adults at Easel Art Supply and at the City of Palm Beach Gardens. She is passionate about sharing her love of painting with her students. Nancy is also an active member of the Wellington Art Society, whose members consist of dedicated professional artists, up and coming artists, art lovers and supporters. Learn more about her work at her website: https://www.nancytilles.com/. 

 

 

 

“Mia” by Nancy Tilles

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization in its 40th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community though their art.

 

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

Or please contact: Laura Jaffe  presidentofwas@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Palm Beach Watercolor Society Announces Five Watermedia Workshops 2021- 2022 Open To Members And Non-Members

The Palm Beach Watercolor Society announces five upcoming workshops with water media.  Join Anita Lovitt on October 16  “Focus on Hands and Feet”, Gail Butters Cohen on December 9-10 “A Muse In You: Contemporary Figure Painting, An Intuitive Process”, Mick McAndrews on January 12,13,14 “Sophisticated Simplicity in Watercolor”, Jane McIntyre on February 16 “Balancing Act: Focusing on Drawing to Color Tones, Darks and Lights”, and Karen Knutson on March 9- 10 “Figurative Painting with Wire Drawing”.  All events are virtual and non-members are welcome!  The Rickie Report shares the details of each workshop and a sneak peek.  We are sharing these dates early because we know that PBWS workshops often close out!  Make your reservations now!
The Virtual December Monthly meeting features a demo by Janet Mandel  “Painting flowers throughout the centuries” on

 

 

  www.palmbeachwatermedia.org

 

 

 

PALM    BEACH    WATERCOLOR    SOCIETY

A N N O U N C E S:

 

 

 

 

OPEN    TO    NON-MEMBERS

 

 

Focus on Hands and Feet!

Anita Lovitt

Saturday, October 16,   10:00 AM—3:30 PM

 

 

This is a Virtual Workshop A Zoom link will be sent to you the day before

 

Hands and feet are some of the most expressive parts of the human body, yet many life drawing attendees are stumped by them. Spend a few hours looking closely at these parts and learn strategies to indicate and to draw them with confidence. In the morning session, we’ll study examples from master artists and then look at ways to simplify the forms and gestures of hands. We’ll do the same for feet in the afternoon. My teaching segments will alternate with students’ time drawing from photographs in 2, 5, and 20 minute sessions, much as in a life drawing class. After focusing on hands and feet for an afternoon, you will approach drawing them with more curiosity and enjoyment.

10:00 AM—1:00 PM Hands     1:00 PM— 1:30 PM {break)    1:30 PM— 3:30 PM Feet

Cost: $110 member, $125 non-member

Materials list will be sent out to students upon registration. Basically, it is whatever materials you prefer for figure drawing. You will be drawing some figures, not just hands. I like to use the following: 2 or 3 soft pencils (3B—6B ) pencils or line and wash pencils White or kneaded eraser Smooth white drawing paper in a pad or sketchbook, whatever size you feel you would use for figure drawing. If a sketch book, at least 9” x 12″. You may use newsprint if you prefer

 

 

 

 

 “A Muse In You: Contemporary Figure Painting, An Intuitive Process”

Gail Butters Cohen

December 9, 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 “Sophisticated Simplicity in Watercolor”

Mick McAndrews 

January 12,13,14

 

 

 

 

 

 “Balancing Act: Focusing on Drawing to Color Tones, Darks and Lights”

Jane McIntyre

 February 16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 “Figurative Painting with Wire Drawing”

Karen Knutson

March 9- 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

To register, or for more info, please call Adrienne Walker at 516-885-4199

To register with Venmo use adrienne-walker-32
PayPal use pbws2021@gmail.com
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Credit Card call Adrienne 516-885-4199

Please put your information as follows when you register Name of Workshop

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For more information call Susan Pecker (561) 445-3440 or Paula Epstein (561) 455-6049

$100 deposit to register per workshop ~

CREDIT CARD PAYMENT ~ call Susan Pecker (561) 445-3440

MAIL CHECK PAYABLE to PBWS and mail with application to: Jimmy Walker

6442 Emerald Breeze Way  Boynton Beach, Florida 33437

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TO USE PAYPAL, GO TO PAYPAL AND ASK TO PAY, pbws2021@gmail.com

 

For more information:

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palmbeachwatermedia.org

 

 

 

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Ted Matz Offers A Series Of Virtual And In-Person Classes For All Levels Of Experience. Individual Mentoring Also Available

Accomplished fine artist/teacher, Ted Matz is offering a series of virtual and in-person classes, where artists of all levels of experience and all mediums explore different aspects of painting and creativity in the company of other artists.  Classes begin next week. Ted also offers individual mentoring! The Rickie Report shares the details of Ted’s classes, with some sneak peeks of his artistry.  REGISTER NOW! Stay tuned for Plein Air starting in November!

 

 

 

 

“Everybody has the ability to create art – it’s just finding the courage to try.”  Ted Matz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What Ted’s students have told The Rickie Report:

“I just wanted to let you know that you are one of the people I am thankful for. You are a very patient, perspicacious and encouraging teacher and a critic and you have really changed painting for me in the last few months.  Not only have I reached the point where I can be more satisfied with my results, but the whole process has become more enjoyable for me.  Thank you for being such a generous teacher!”   JB

“Ted has taught me invaluable life lessons painting together. His supportive approach and teaching style allows me to learn completely as my authentic self. He provides safety in vulnerability and constructive feedback to hone my skills. Ted has supported me to live and flourish in my art, leading to my acceptance into the art program of my choice.  Learning with Ted has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and our time together goes well beyond our lessons. He’s taught me to believe in myself and to never give up – to love how I feel when I create art and to live up to what make me, me.”  BB

 

 

I have studied Watercolor Painting with Ted several ways –  in a plein air class in Maine , and both online and in person elsewhere. He is a wonderful, thorough, comprehensive teacher, who has taken me to new levels of understanding in color theory, reflection, depth and shadows, paint handling/technique. In addition, he is generous with his vast knowledge, extremely patient and supportive of his student, and has an awesome sense of humor that puts one at ease”. BMO

ABOUT TED:

Ted calls Lake Worth, Florida, his home. He teaches workshops and online classes in watercolor, oil and acrylic, abstract, and plein air painting.  Ted was the co-founder and past President of The New School of the Visual Arts in Jupiter, Florida, and was formerly the Chair of Painting and Drawing at the Lighthouse Art Center Museum and School of Art in Tequesta, Florida.

Ted has taught at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, and the Boca Museum School of Art in Boca Raton, Florida. He has conducted classes and workshops in Michigan and Vermont, and currently does domestic and international workshops in Massachusetts, Maine, Italy, France and, recently, in Cuba. Ted majored in watercolor at Eastern Michigan University, studied at Kendall College of Art and Design, and held design-related positions with Jacobson’s Store, Inc, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Lord & Taylor.

Ted founded and chaired the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Annual Lighthouse Art Center’s Plein Air Festival in 2014-2016 in Tequesta/Jupiter Florida and served as a consultant to the 2017 Festival. The event drew 50 nationally and internationally recognized plein air artists who competed for over $10,000 in awards.

 

 

For more information visit

Ted Matz Fine Art 

  Website:  Ted Matz

  Email:  tedmatzfineart@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCa) Announces Autumn Workshops: Fall Foliage Cards, Gratitude Journals, Holiday Cards, Nature Journals And Drawing, And More For Adults And Teens

Get creative at Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) in Pompano Beach with some exciting new workshops: Fall Foliage Cards, Gratitude Journals, Holiday Cards, Nature Journals And Drawing. Learn with Artist-in-Residence, Andrea Huffman and with Nature/Nurture Journaling guru, Autumn Kioti. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to register NOW! Some classes are Free!

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

 

 

L E T ‘S       G E T       C R E A T I V E !  

 

  OCTOBER   &  NOVEMBER

SCHEDULE:

 

 

Workshops    with   Andrea    Huffman:

 

 

Saturday, October 2       11 am – 1pm  $30

Fall Foliage Greeting Cards Workshop

 

 

 

This workshop is led by Artist-in-Residence Andrea Huffman. Create one-of-a-kind monoprints on blank notecards using plants stencils and other everyday objects. This is a fun, creative, spontaneous process, requiring no previous art experience. Each print is a delightful surprise of layers of colors and shapes. 

 

 

 

Saturday, October 30          11 am – 2 pm       $30

Gratitude Journals Workshop 

 

 

 

 

This workshop is led by Artist-in-Residence Andrea Huffman. Create a colorful, original fabric covered journal with hand-paint watercolor paper pages. a variety of design techniques, including stenciling, stamping, and painting will be taught to create interesting effects. Fabric cover can be embellished with stamps and a selection of threads, ribbons and other embellishments can be used to make each journal truly unique. A beautiful way to record your dreams, memories and aspirations! 

 

 

Saturday, November 13      11 am – 2 pm      $30

Hand Printed Holiday Cards Workshop

 

 

 

 

 

This workshop is led by Artist in Residence Andrea Huffman. This year skip the box cards and send your friends and loved ones an original work of art in celebration of the Winter Holiday Season. Each student will design and carve an original stamp to print on cards and envelopes. Topics such as adding text and multi-color printing will be discussed, to create a unique set of cards to celebrate the season.

 

 

 

O N G O I N G       MONTHLY     W O R K S H O P S

 

 

Drawing Space

Second Saturdays   1 – 3 pm  FREE   (Begins November)

 

 

 

 

 

Come to Bailey Contemporary Arts for an afternoon of free flow drawing. Bring your sketchbook and favorite drawing tools like pencil, charcoal, ink and markers, and spend two hours drawing a live model. Whether you are curious about drawing, want to practice your skills, or simply unwind, spend time doodling, meeting new people and forgetting about the outside world; this Drawing Space is for you. 

Drawing Space is a free 2-hour, monthly activity for teens and adults in the community to spend time drawing live models in a variety of props and costumes. Participants bring their own sketchbooks and drawing materials to work on their drawings. They are welcome to share their final drawings, participate as models and bring additional props. No prior experience needed. 

We welcome performance art and theater students, who also want to practice their pose and prop techniques as part of Drawing Space.

 

 

 

Nature/Nurture: Pathways to Nature Journaling

Third Fridays    6 – 8:30 pm    $30   (Begins October)

 

 

 

This monthly 2.5-hour workshop explores the dynamics of nature drawing and creative writing. Join Autumn Kioti, a trained naturalist and environmental educator, visual artists and storyteller, in a journey to the crossroads of art, ecology and exploration. In this workshop, participants have the opportunity to draw a variety of objects and artifacts found in nature, using watercolor, pencil and ink, along with alternative and creative painting methods.  Workshops include watercolor sketch pad to take home. Adults. No experience necessary. 16 students max. 

 

 

 

Introduction to Drawing and Art History

Third Saturdays    10 am – 1 pm    $25   (Begins October)

 

Introduction to Drawing and Art History is a monthly 3-hour workshop, where students learn how to create compelling still-life images with charcoal or graphite inspired by the composition, technique and observation of specific periods in Art History. Each session focuses on short fragments of the history of art, creating a quick and dynamic timeline that reviews the most relevant elements and influences in art, while enriching the mind and providing inspiration for still-life compositions. While it is recommended to take various workshops to enhance the art history and technique aspects of each lesson, students have the option to take workshops independently, for each session is designed to work autonomously reviewing basic elements of drawing, perspective and composition.

 

 

 

For more information visit, www.pompanobeacharts.org or call 954-545-7800

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts is located at 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

www.baileyarts.org

 

 

 

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Caryl Pomales Offers Specially Priced 3 Day Painting Encounter October 5-7 Including Video And Zoom. Don’t Miss Her Free Cool Palette Guide Chart & Video

Caryl Pomales presents a 3 day Painting EncounterColorful Autumn Abstracts” which will transform your artistry on October 5-7, 2021! It includes video and live demonstrations for just $37.00! Whether you have been an acrylic painter for a few years or are easing into acrylic painting, this is an opportunity not to be missed! Separately, Caryl  is offering a FREE Color Palette Chart and video guide to help artists like you improve their ability to nail the perfect autumn landscape painting. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Caryl’s latest paintings.

Caryl Pomales 

3 day Painting Encounter

Colorful Autumn Abstracts

October 5-7

 

 

 

“Botswana in Autumn”  Travel Series by Caryl Pomales

 

 

~  Online  3  Day  Painting  Encounter  

 

 

 

~  Includes  Video  and  Live  Demonstrations  plus  Feedback  

 

 

 

~  Just   $37.00  

 

 

 

 

 

“Sky” Atmospheric Series” by Caryl Pomales

 

 

• Those willing to experience a creative journey of visual art

 

• Those who want to learn acrylic abstract painting techniques

 

• Creatives who want to explore what it means to create freely and to gain a better understanding of the elements that make for a more dynamic painting

 

• Artists with basic experience will find this a perfect place to transform their abstract painting practice, while more experienced artists will expand their skills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Golden Bluff” Travel Series by Caryl Pomales

Perhaps you have photo images that you’re dying to translate into an abstract piece of art or maybe you are inspired by other works of art that you admire, and want to create your own unique piece of art within your own voice—but you’re not sure how.  I love to travel, and I find that painting abstract landscapes is the perfect way to forge a deeper connection with places that I love. Let me teach you how to do it!

 

 

 

 

“Storm” Atmospheric Series by Caryl Pomales

 

 

 

Here’s how it works:

• Each morning, you’ll receive a short pre-recorded video with a lesson and demonstration.

 

• Then, each day, I’ll go live in a Zoom session at 12:00 p.m. EST for an hour.

 

○ During this time, I’ll paint and teach you about how to create a striking and bold abstract landscape using a harmonious color scheme, large shapes, and the power of your mind and your paintbrush to create an abstract landscape painting you’ll be proud of.

 

• If you are unable to attend the live session or would like a second look at the session, the replay will be available later that evening.

 

I’d love for you to join the live sessions so I can demonstrate for you personally and address any of your specific questions.

By the end of the three-day encounter, you will “fall” in love with what you have created and you’ll have a piece of art you’ll be proud to call your own!

 

 

 

Supply list:

 

  • Color scheme tips

  • Tips on creating an eye-appealing horizon line and focal point

  • Instruction on making preliminary studies on paper before painting on canvas

  • Daily positive affirmation

  • Daily live sessions via Zoom with easy-to-follow guidance and the ability to ask questions

  • A private Facebook group where you’ll share your questions/comments as well as your artwork and find fellowship with other artistsJoin me for this powerful learning experience!

 

 

I’m currently offering this workshop at an amazing price:  Just $37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Transition” Atmospheric Series by Caryl Pomales

 

 

G E T         Y O U R         F R E E  

     C O O L          P A L E T T E          G U I D E

Sign up Here:  Free Cool Palette Guide

 

 

I know that creating colors is a struggle for you sometimes. Believe me, I’ve struggled with it myself in the past! But once I gained the right understanding of how to go about it, it became so much easier and my painting became more effective.

 

I’ve created this FREE color palette chart and video guide to help artists like you improve their ability to nail the perfect autumn landscape painting. Why? Because sharing is caring, and I’m all about nurturing artists!

 

This color palette chart and video guide can be yours for FREE and with no obligation. Simply click here to let me know you’d like it, and it’ll be delivered to your email.

 

Don’t waste time struggling with creating warm and cool colors and saturated color schemes any longer. Grab your free color palette chart and video guide and get painting!

If you want to create a color palette to improve your ability to nail the perfect autumn landscape painting—or any artwork, for that matter, then this is the logical next step.

Remember, not only will it get you set up to create a warm and cool color palette, but it will also give you the momentum you need to get moving and transform your artistry!

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about the 3 Day workshops, Free Color Palette Guide, Other Classes or Paintings:

 www.carylfineart.com

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Open Call For Quilt Entries At Broward Quilt Expo Ends September 6 At Midnight. Non-Members Welcome To Apply. Fabric Workshops Are Filling Up Quickly. Save October 22-24 For Quilt Show & Marketplace

The Broward Quilt Expo (BQE) will feature hundreds of quilts on exhibit, a Miniature Quilt AuctionWorkshops, Quilt Sales, VendorsAwards Gala and Demos.  The event is October 22, 23, 24, 2021 at the Charles Dodge Center in Pembroke PinesDeadline to enter your quilt creation (s) is Monday, September 6!  Non-members are welcome to enter!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  Kudos to the seven Quilt Guilds for combining their efforts to bring this to our area!  Don’t miss this Quilt Show and Marketplace!  Sign up for the workshops NOW!  Did you know that quilting is a $3.7 billion industry?

 

 

 

 

 

 

601 City Center Way    Pembroke Pines, FL 33025

 

954.392.9480

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Admission ticket is required for all workshops

 

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Linda Hungerford – Domestic Machine Quilting – all day workshop

Joe Cunningham – Creative Design – all day workshop

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Nicole Kaplan – Tiny Piecing – 1/2 day workshop

Joe Cunningham – Rock the Block – all day workshop

 

 

 

 

We   Can’t   Wait   To   See  Your   Talented   Entries!

 

Broward Quilt Expo welcomes entries from all makers, whether you are a BQE participating guild member or not!

DEADLINE:   September 6, 2021  at midnight

 

 

 

Drop – Off:

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUILT     ENTRY    CATEGORIES:

APPLIQUÉ – SINGLE MAKER (APS)

Any quilt with a design that is predominantly appliqué and made entirely by one person, any size.

APPLIQUÉ – TWO PERSON (APT)

Any quilt with a design that is predominantly appliqué and made by two people, any size.

ART QUILT (ART)

Must be entrant’s own creative design reflecting innovative construction, techniques, and/or materials. May be digital, embroidery, painted, beaded, folded or other interesting effects. Any embellishments must be securely attached. Quilt must be three layers any size.

GROUP (GRP)

Any quilt, any size made in any technique or style by three or more people.

INTERMEDIATE PIECED – SINGLE MAKER (IPS)

Any pieced quilt with a total of all sides between 140 and 280 inches, made entirely by one person.

INTERMEDIATE PIECED – TWO PERSON (IPT)

Any pieced quilt with a total of all sides between 140 and 280 inches, made by two people.

LARGE PIECED – SINGLE MAKER (LPS)

Any pieced quilt with a total of all sides greater than 280 inches, made entirely by one person.

LARGE PIECED – TWO PERSON (LPT)

Any pieced quilt with a total of all sides greater than 280 inches, made by two people.

MINIATURE (MIN)

Any quilt with a design embodying a small version of a full size quilt. A true miniature is a quilt in which the blocks are 25% (or less) of the size of the large version. Total of all sides must measure no more than 96 inches. All elements of the mini must be in scale including fabric patterning size, quilting stitch size as well as binding width.

MODERN DESIGN – SINGLE MAKER (MOS)

Quilt should be functional and embody the principles of modern design; such as use of solids and bold or on-trend colors, graphic prints, simplicity and minimalism, asymmetry and alternative block structure, or improvised piecing. Design should rely less on repetition and interaction of quilt block motifs. Modern quilting emphasizes the interaction between the quilting and the piecing or design. Total of all sides must be greater than 140 inches, made entirely by one person.

MODERN DESIGN – TWO PERSON (MOT)

Quilt should be functional and embody the principles of modern design; such as use of solids and bold or on-trend colors, graphic prints, simplicity and minimalism, asymmetry and alternative block structure, or improvised piecing. Design should rely less on repetition and interaction of quilt block motifs. Modern quilting emphasizes the interaction between the quilting and the piecing or design. Made by two people and total of all sides must be greater than 140 inches.

SMALL QUILT (SML)

Any quilt (not a miniature or art quilt) made using any technique, with a total of all sides measuring under 140 inches. Please note there are separate categories for art quilts and “true” miniatures.

CHALLENGE (CLG)

Must be made according to the Challenge Quilt Guidelines. At least one element – earth, wind, fire, water – must be used. Total of all sides less than 144 inches. One entry per person. Open to participating guild members only.

YOUTH (YOU)

Two age groups (1) up to age 9, (2) ages 10 thru 16. Quilt should be made predominately by the youth. Quilt may be any size, any technique.

EXHIBIT ONLY – NON JUDGED (EXO)

Any quilt, any size, entered by the maker for the purposes of exhibit only. Will not be judged – no feedback provided.

 

 

 

 M i n i a t u r e    Quilt    A u c t i o n

 

 

Our miniature quilt auction is a fun event to raise funds for Broward Quilt Expo and the seven guilds who organize it. It’s your chance to purchase a gorgeous piece of handmade art for your wall. 

 

C A L L I N G     A L L    F A B R I C    H O U N D S!

 

 

 

 

 

T  h  e         G  u  i  l  d  s:

 

 

 

 

 

Broward Quilt Expo, Inc. is a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to promote and perpetuate the art of quilting. We are an organizational body governed by volunteers from the member guilds, currently East Sunrise Quilt Guild, Inc., Southern Stars Quilt Guild, Coral Springs Quilters, Inc., West Broward Quilters Guild, Inc., South Florida Modern Quilt Guild, OceanWaves Quilt Guild and Quilting in the Pines Guild, Inc. All of our funding comes from public support, including membership fees, gifts and grants, and receipts from events we organize.

 

 

For more information: 

Broward Quilt Expo

9421 Belaire Drive     Miramar, FL  33025

(954) 435-9729

pr@browardquiltexpo.com

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New Clay Pottery And Sculpture Classes For Adults With Walter O’Neill Begin Wednesday, August 25

Walter O’Neill is teaching Clay: Pottery and Sculpting classes for adults at Northeast High School in Oakland Park, FL. Beginners and intermediate students are welcome. Register now for classes which start on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. Experimenting with clay is a wonderful way to re-energize your creativity!  Walter’s primary studio activity is now ceramics.  He has participated in exhibits locally as well as been invited to art residencies to work in ceramics. The Rickie Report shares the details of the upcoming classes and some sneak peeks of Walter’s and his student’s creations.

 

 

!!!!!   N  E  W   !!!!!

 

Clay Pottery and Sculpture Classes For Adults

 

With Walter O’Neill

 

Northeast High School   Oakland Park, FL

 

Begins Wednesday, August 25

 

 

Creations by Walter O’Neill’s Students

 

 

 

 

August  25    to    December  8, 2021

Wednesdays,   6  to 9 pm

 

8 sessions: $97 

(YES –  the most affordable clay class around!)

 

 

 

Northeast High School

700 Northeast 56th Street   Oakland Park , FL 33334

Visit the website or call the office: 754.322.1650

 

 

 

 

Creations by Walter O’Neill’s Students

 

Clay:  Pottery and Sculpting Class

Have fun learning the basic techniques of making pottery or sculpture using clay. Projects include learning slab, coil, and other hand-building techniques and complete using a variety of finishing techniques. Small, relaxed, friendly class. 

Intermediate students are also welcome to get advice while working on personal projects~

Note: Class uses only low-fire clay purchased in class. This is hand-building class only. Please bring basic pottery tool kit to first class, this can be purchased a local art stores or on line.

For more information about these classes:

Visit the website or call the office: 754.322.1650

www.browardschools.com

 

For more information about Walter O’Neill:

www.walteroneill.com

 

 

 

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St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Offers Public Art Workshop With Debby Coles-Dobay On August 3. Free To Members And Open To The Public

Preparing an application for a public art project can be a daunting task. The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance offers a Public Art Workshop with Debby Coles-Dobay on Tuesday, August 3. Learn about the basics of Public Art Programs including tips, best practices, and resources. Reservations are required. This seminar is free to St. Lucie Cultural Alliance members and is open to non-members for a small fee. The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Register soon as space is limited!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T U E S D A Y,    A U G U S T  3,  2 0 2 1  

10 – 11 AM

 

 

 

Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens

2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd   Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

Phone: 772-337-1959     www.pslbg.org

 

 

This workshop will provide step-by-step instructions and explore best practices to assist you in reviewing and developing a quality response to a Call for Artists (Request for Qualifications or Request for Proposals).

 

This 1-hour session will take place at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, on Tuesday, August 3, 10 – 11 AM, and cover the following:

 

 

  • Basics of Public Art Programs

  • How to prepare a Call-to-artist RFQ

  • What are RFQ and RFP?

  • Tips to become a public artist

  • Public art best practices and resources

 

Intro to Public Art is FREE for Cultural Alliance Members and City of Port St. Lucie residents click here to register: https://bit.ly/3kDbf2c

 

 

 

 and ONLY $25 for all other artists:  https://bit.ly/3xfYwpz

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is on a mission!The organization is determined to empower its artists to achieve their highest potential.And nothing is going to stop them.  On August 3, the Cultural Alliance will present another powerful professional development workshop:Introduction to Public Art. Presented in partnership with the City of Port St. Lucie Public Arts, the workshop will address critical components of successfully responding to a call to artists.

 

 

Pattie Tobin  Long Range Planning Administrator for Port St. Lucie

 

 

“I would encourage all local artists to take advantage of this workshop,” said Pattie Tobin, Long Range Planning Administrator for Port St. Lucie, and who manages Public Art for the city. “It will help them prepare for any call to artists that local governments, like Port St. Lucie, will send out to solicit public art.The responses to our call to artists in the past have included some great entries and some not-so-great entries.It’s important to have a thorough and responsive application to get your art selected.”

 

 

Debby Coles-Dobay

 

The workshop is sponsored in part by the City of Port St. Lucie to educate and encourage local artists to apply and be selected. “One of the main priorities for St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is to empower our members with useful tools to be successful,” said Alyona Ushe, Cultural Alliance’s Executive Director.“For Intro To Public Art,” we engaged one of the region’s top public art professional, Debby Coles-Dobay.”

 

 

 

As founder of Art Moves You, Debby Coles-Dobay applies her professional skills to create and cultivate public art projects, exhibits, and programs in the Arts & Culture sector. Debby served 13 years as a public art professional for the City of Boynton Beach. During that time, she realized over 80 public art projects, created and implemented the biennial International Kinetic Art Exhibit. Before public art, Debby’s career included marketing and advertising for international corporations, as well as her own company. To learn more about Debby and her company visit Art Moves You.

 

For more information about anything mentioned in this article, new initiatives you would like to propose, or to make a comment:

 

artstlucie.org

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance 

2300 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34982

 (772) 462-2783

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Broward Quilt Expo Announces Open Call For Vendors And Workshop Registration For October 22, 23, 24, 2021. Mini Quilt Auction, Vendors, Quilts Sales, Demos And More

The Broward Quilt Expo (BQE) will feature hundreds of quilts on exhibit, a Miniature Quilt AuctionWorkshops, Quilt Sales, VendorsAwards Gala and Demos.  The event is October 22, 23, 24 2021 at the Charles Dodge Center in Pembroke Pines.  Did you know that quilting is a $3.7 billion industry?  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  Kudos to the seven Quilt Guilds for combining their efforts to bring this to our area!  Don’t miss this Quilt Show and Marketplace!  Sign up for the workshops NOW!

 

 

 

 

601 City Center Way    Pembroke Pines, FL 33025

 

954.392.9480

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Admission ticket is required for all workshops

 

 

 

Friday October 22, 2021

Maribeth Schmit- Entering your quilts in shows – What a judge sees. Evening lecture

Saturday October 23, 2021

Ellen Lindner – Grow with the Flow – all day workshop
Linda Hungerford – Domestic Machine Quilting – all day workshop
Maribeth Schmit – Fantastic Finishes – all day workshop
Joe Cunningham – Creative Design – all day workshop

Sunday October 24, 2021

Nicole Kaplan – Tiny Piecing – 1/2 day workshop
Joe Cunningham – Rock the Block – all day workshop
Kate Yates – Sew a Tote Bag – 1/2 day workshop

 

 

 

Refund policy – if any workshop is cancelled by us, we will refund your class fee in full. If you cancel by July 31st – you will received a refund of the class fee less the credit card charge. No refunds after July 31, 2021

 

 

 

We   Can’t   Wait   To   See  Your   Talented   Entries!

 

In 2019, we displayed over 150 entries and are looking forward to receiving a much larger number this year!  Broward Quilt Expo welcomes entries from all makers, whether you are a BQE participating guild member or not!

DEADLINE:   September 6, 2021  at midnight

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPLIQUÉ – SINGLE MAKER (APS)

Any quilt with a design that is predominantly appliqué and made entirely by one person, any size.

APPLIQUÉ – TWO PERSON (APT)

Any quilt with a design that is predominantly appliqué and made by two people, any size.

ART QUILT (ART)

Must be entrant’s own creative design reflecting innovative construction, techniques, and/or materials. May be digital, embroidery, painted, beaded, folded or other interesting effects. Any embellishments must be securely attached. Quilt must be three layers any size.

GROUP (GRP)

Any quilt, any size made in any technique or style by three or more people.

INTERMEDIATE PIECED – SINGLE MAKER (IPS)

Any pieced quilt with a total of all sides between 140 and 280 inches, made entirely by one person.

INTERMEDIATE PIECED – TWO PERSON (IPT)

Any pieced quilt with a total of all sides between 140 and 280 inches, made by two people.

LARGE PIECED – SINGLE MAKER (LPS)

Any pieced quilt with a total of all sides greater than 280 inches, made entirely by one person.

LARGE PIECED – TWO PERSON (LPT)

Any pieced quilt with a total of all sides greater than 280 inches, made by two people.

MINIATURE (MIN)

Any quilt with a design embodying a small version of a full size quilt. A true miniature is a quilt in which the blocks are 25% (or less) of the size of the large version. Total of all sides must measure no more than 96 inches. All elements of the mini must be in scale including fabric patterning size, quilting stitch size as well as binding width.

MODERN DESIGN – SINGLE MAKER (MOS)

Quilt should be functional and embody the principles of modern design; such as use of solids and bold or on-trend colors, graphic prints, simplicity and minimalism, asymmetry and alternative block structure, or improvised piecing. Design should rely less on repetition and interaction of quilt block motifs. Modern quilting emphasizes the interaction between the quilting and the piecing or design. Total of all sides must be greater than 140 inches, made entirely by one person.

MODERN DESIGN – TWO PERSON (MOT)

Quilt should be functional and embody the principles of modern design; such as use of solids and bold or on-trend colors, graphic prints, simplicity and minimalism, asymmetry and alternative block structure, or improvised piecing. Design should rely less on repetition and interaction of quilt block motifs. Modern quilting emphasizes the interaction between the quilting and the piecing or design. Made by two people and total of all sides must be greater than 140 inches.

SMALL QUILT (SML)

Any quilt (not a miniature or art quilt) made using any technique, with a total of all sides measuring under 140 inches. Please note there are separate categories for art quilts and “true” miniatures.

CHALLENGE (CLG)

Must be made according to the Challenge Quilt Guidelines. At least one element – earth, wind, fire, water – must be used. Total of all sides less than 144 inches. One entry per person. Open to participating guild members only.

YOUTH (YOU)

Two age groups (1) up to age 9, (2) ages 10 thru 16. Quilt should be made predominately by the youth. Quilt may be any size, any technique.

EXHIBIT ONLY – NON JUDGED (EXO)

Any quilt, any size, entered by the maker for the purposes of exhibit only. Will not be judged – no feedback provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 M i n i a t u r e    Quilt    A u c t i o n

 

 

Our miniature quilt auction is a fun event to raise funds for Broward Quilt Expo and the seven guilds who organize it. It’s your chance to purchase a gorgeous piece of handmade art for your wall. 

 

 

 

 

T  h  e         G  u  i  l  d  s:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broward Quilt Expo, Inc. is a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to promote and perpetuate the art of quilting. We are an organizational body governed by volunteers from the member guilds, currently East Sunrise Quilt Guild, Inc., Southern Stars Quilt Guild, Coral Springs Quilters, Inc., West Broward Quilters Guild, Inc., South Florida Modern Quilt Guild, OceanWaves Quilt Guild and Quilting in the Pines Guild, Inc. All of our funding comes from public support, including membership fees, gifts and grants, and receipts from events we organize.

 

 

For more information: 

Broward Quilt Expo

9421 Belaire Drive     Miramar, FL  33025

(954) 435-9729

pr@browardquiltexpo.com

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Gallery 526 Collective Extends “Show Us Your Best” Exhibit Through July 31. Announces 4-Week Series Of Adult Fine Art Classes With Ted Matz Beginning July 1.

Gallery 526 has added “Collective” to its name!  Gallery 526 Collective in the artsy Northwood neighborhood of West Palm Beach has extended “Show Us Your Best” Exhibit through July 31. In addition, accomplished fine artist/teacher, Ted Matz is offering a 4-week series, “Play Time”, where artists of all levels of experience and all mediums can explore different aspects of painting and creativity in the company of other artists.  Classes begin Thursday, July 1.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the exhibit and Ted’s classes, with some sneak peeks.  REGISTER NOW!

 

 

G A L L E R Y      526      C O L L E C T I V E

 

 

526 Northwood Road        West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Phone/Text: 610-428-3943

www.gallery526.com

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11  am –  5  pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

In our SOLO Galleries, we’re featuring two local artists.  Andy Pereira’s show, “Elements” is in Gallery one.  Roseanne Williams’ colorful abstracts are in Gallery two.

 

 

 

In our main gallery, we’re displaying all styles and mediums of art featuring the following artists:

 

Jane Baldridge, Suzanne Barton, Jane Bazinet, Julie Buckner, Sami Davidson, Stan Dornfest, Don Duffy, Margie Greenberg, Robert Hoekstra, Ann Lawtey, Trish Kahn, Abbe Kalman, Debbie Kashdan, Allan Kroningold, George Lupo, Kelly Manganaro, Ted Matz, Noelle McCarthy, Laura Nisita, Lee Passarella, Terry Pesso, Barbara Powell, Susan Rienzo, Karen H. Salup, Maxine Schreiber, JL Schwartz, Harriet Silverstein, Robyn Vegas, and Barbara Ziev

 

 

 

 

 

Dates:  Thursday, July 1,  8,  15  &  22

Time:   1 – 3  pm

Cost: $320.

Space is limited

 

**Open to all mediums and levels of experience

 

Each week you will explore different aspects of painting and creativity to help you improve your skills while enjoying the company of other artists. These sessions are open to all mediums and levels of experience.

Week 1: Paint glass and other shiny objects
Week 2: Mix realistic greens
Week 3: Improve your brush strokes and mark making

Week 4: Paint realistic flowers

 

About Ted Matz

Ted calls Lake Worth, Florida, his home. He teaches workshops and online classes in watercolor, oil and acrylic, abstract, and plein air painting. Ted was the co-founder and past President of The New School of the Visual Arts in Jupiter, Florida, and was formerly the Chair of Painting and Drawing at the Lighthouse Art Center Museum and School of Art in Tequesta, Florida. For more about Ted Matz, please visit his website.

About Gallery 526

Gallery 526 specializes in contemporary and classic fine art, three-dimensional media in sculpture, limited edition artworks, fine art photography, and hand- crafted jewelry and textiles. You’ll find works in acrylic, watercolor, oil, mixed media, pastel, wood, stone & metal, and many other mediums. “Live Art” demonstrations will engage guests providing a live view of the process of creating art. Workshops, lectures, and other interactive experiences will be planned for the near future making Gallery 526 a unique opportunity to enjoy and view art.

 

For more information about these exhibits, classes or placement in Gallery 526: 

Contact Barbara Ziev

526 Northwood Road     West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Phone/Text: 610-428-3943

Email: barbara@gallery526.com 

Website:  http://www.Gallery526.com

 

 

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

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