Studios Of Key West Feature Jane Lawton Baldridge’s “Oceana Phenomena: Sea Level Stories Key West Edition” October 6 – 27, 2022

The Studios of Key West will feature  Jane Lawton Baldridge in a Solo Exhibit, “Oceana Phenomena: Sea Level Stories Key West Edition”.  A local artist whose artwork has been showcased as far away as the Republic of Slovenia, Baldridge is an award-winning sailor, licensed boat captain, and accomplished mixed media artist. The public is invited to an Opening Reception on Thursday, October 6. Enjoy an Artist Talk and Reception on Wednesday, October 26.  This exhibit continues through October 27, 2022. Along with the Gallery talk October 26th, Baldridge is working with Schools at the Studios to arrange for Montessori classes to attend the exhibit and create project inspired by the exhibit.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

533 Eaton Street      Key West, FL 33040
305-296-0458

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Oceana     Phenomena:

Sea    Level    Stories    Key    West    Edition”

 

 

 

Thursday,  October   6,   2022

 

 

5 pm         VIP   reception   with   champagne 

 

 

6 – 8 pm         Public reception

 

 

 

 

Wednesday,  October  26,  2022

 

 

 

 

Artist Talk and Closing Reception 5:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gallery and Box Office Hours: Tues. – Sat. 10 am – 4 pm

https://tskw.org/all-exhibitions/

 

Exhibit  runs  October 6-27,  2022

 Sanger Gallery at The Studios of Key West

 

The exhibit will have some education components TBA.

 

 

 

Over 950 square feet of gallery space will display approximately 25 of Baldridge’s Sea Story paintings and 20 Sea Level Story mannequins along with her video Wisdom of the Waves.

 

 

“Eastern Swell breaking on Anastasia Rocks” by Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

 

 

Baldridge uses the power of art to bring awareness to the mounting threats of flooding and sea level rise with the goal of inspiring our community to unify in becoming more resilient to these issues while solutions are sought. Large abstract seascape paintings that portray sea states from the perfect tranquil snorkel day to the powerful waves borne on a storm are displayed alongside sculptural figures covered with recycled navigational charts reinforcing the immediacy of the crisis at hand.

 

 

 

Jane Lawton Baldridge’s Sea Mannequins

 

 

“If you do not go out on the ocean and witness its power and beauty, you won’t understand the rushing water borne on a storm. Currents, tides and runoff change the land. This can manifest into the magic of an ox-bow forming in a river or a beach house undermined and falling into the ocean.” —Jane Lawton Baldridge.

 

 

 

“Life at 20 Down” by Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

 

The sponsors of this exhibit, First Horizon Foundation and FIRM are laser focused to help educate property owners in the Keys of their vulnerability and how to make their properties more prepared for the impending threat of permanent inundation.

 

 

 

“Bermuda Triangle” by Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

 

 

THANK   YOU   to   our   Sponsors~

Supported by First Horizon Foundation and FIRM

Additional sponsors to date:  Key West Sunrise Rotary Club and Steve & Kathy Russ

 

 

 

 

 

Key West Inhabitants in progress by Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

 

 

The venues where Baldridge’s artwork has been shown include Lincoln Center, Times Square, the Louvre, Museum of Computer Art, Mint Museum, Cameron Museum of Art and Fayetteville Museum of Art and at the World Festival of Art on Paper in Slovenia. She also has a print in the Library of Congress. For more information, visit her website, www.artspeaks.com.

 

 

 

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Jurors Are Announced As October 2, 2022 Deadline To Apply To Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest Nears

Endangered Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest is a global, juried, on-line contest that focuses on the artists’ interpretation of what “endangered” means. Cash prizes total over $7,000 and includes an Adult Category and Young Artist Category.  The deadline to enter is Sunday, October 2, 2022. Young Artists ENTER FREE thanks to the generosity of Shechter & Associates. The Rickie Report shares the details and introduces the esteemed jurors. Sales from this contest benefits the Center for Great Apes.

 

 

 

 

A global, juried, online contest to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either:

  • Celebration of the beauty of endangered or threatened species/habitats

  • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitatsCash Prizes totaling $7,450; ENDANGERED Online! exhibition Benefits the Center for Great Apes

 

 

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

Art4Apes ensures that your art will be viewed by an expert panel with a commitment to endangered species and their habitats.  Each year we have three or four inspirational judges:  a photographer, an art expert and a conservationist/animal rights supporter. 

 

 

Judges are asked to score each entry in terms of the following criteria:

1. Creativity

2. Success in reflecting the theme of “ENDANGERED”

3. Artistic skill/Photographic quality/Technique

 

 

Each judge votes on all categories and the scores are summed to decide the winners.

This year we are honored and grateful to have a particularly exciting and appropriate panel to view your work.   We are proud to announce the international jury panel for the 10th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2022 – Bruce Helander, Ron Magill, Frans B. M. de Waal, and Philip Wollen. They’re looking forward to reviewing all the entries.

 

 

MEET     THE     JURORS:

 

 

 

BRUCE HELANDER

 

 

 

 

Art4Apes welcomes back Bruce Helander to the jury panel. Bruce is an art critic, arts writer, curator, and artist whose specialty is collage and assemblage. He has a master’s degree in painting from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, where he later became the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of the college. He is a former White House fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and has won the South Florida Cultural Consortium fellowship for professional achievement in the visual arts. He is one of two 2014 inductees to the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, Florida’s most prestigious arts and culture honor (the other is musician Tom Petty).

Website: Bruce Helander

 

 

RON MAGILL

 

 

 

Thanks to Ron Magill for joining our panel once again. Ron has worked with wildlife for over 40 years. He is the host of HITN’s national wildlife documentary program, Mundo Salvaje con Ron Magill. As Zoo Miami’s “Goodwill Ambassador,” he has made frequent television appearances on many programs, including National Geographic Explorer, the Discovery Networks, the Today Show, Good Morning America, The Late Show, CBS This Morning, Dateline, and CNN. In addition, as a wildlife photographer and Nikon ambassador, he has written and produced many wildlife articles and award-winning photographs that have appeared in publications and galleries around the world. He has traveled extensively throughout Africa, Asia and Tropical America while developing and directing conservation projects and Emmy-Award-winning documentaries focusing on the wildlife of those regions. Ron’s proudest professional accomplishment is the establishment of the “Ron Magill Conservation Endowment” at the Zoo Miami Foundation.

Website: Ron Magill

 

 

FRANS B. M. DE WAAL

 

 

 

 

 

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Frans B. M. de Waal, a Dutch/American biologist and primatologist known worldwide for his work on the behavior and social intelligence of primates. Dr de Waal is the Charles Howard Candler Professor Emeritus of Primate Behavior in the Department of Psychology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory, and author of numerous books. His first book, Chimpanzee Politics (1982), compared the schmoozing and scheming of chimpanzees involved in power struggles with that of human politicians. Ever since, de Waal has drawn parallels between primate and human behavior, from peacemaking and morality to culture. He is a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Facebook: Frans de Waal

 

 

 

PHILIP WOLLEN

 

 

 

 

 

Grateful thanks to Philip Wollen for joining our panel. Philip is an Australian philanthropist, environmentalist, and animal rights activist. He is a former Vice-President of Citibank and was also General Manager at Citicorp.

During his travels, by age 40, he’d witnessed cruelty so egregious he decided to do all he could to alleviate suffering, give away everything he owned with warm hands, and die broke. Today, he is a “Venture Capitalist for Good Causes,” supporting some 500 mission-critical projects in 40+ countries that protect children, animals, and the environment.

He awards the annual Kindness Gold Medal & $20,000 Cash Prize to people who have devoted their lives to the service of others. Past recipients include Sir David Attenborough (UK), Dr. Professor T. Colin Campbell (USA), Dr. Ian Gawler OAM (Australia), and Dr. Jane Goodall DBE (United Kingdom). He has received many awards, including The Order of Australia Medal in The Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Facebook: Philip Wollen

 

 

 

 

Thank you to Juried Art Services~

 

Art4Apes sincerely thanks Paul Fisher and Mary Strope of Juried Art Services for their exceptional help and support in administering the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest.  We could not run this contest without you.  

 

 

Adult contest ENTER NOW!

 

 

 

Click to read ADULT contest Rules

 

 

 

Young Artist contest  ENTER HERE  FREE!

 

 

Click to read YOUNG ARTIST Rules

 

 

 

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Susan S. Buzzi Examines Relationship Violence In Groundbreaking “This Is How I Feel” Exhibit At Sunrise Civic Center Theatre & Gallery As Part Of Individual Artist Grant through the Broward County Cultural Division

Susan S. Buzzi has received an Individual Artist Grant through the Broward County Cultural Division for her photo documentary , “This is How I Feel”.  A former law enforcement officer, certified coach practitioner and educator, Susan explores the necessary and difficult domestic violence and abuse issues in ALL relationships.  The exhibit opens on September 16 and runs thru October 22, 2022.  The Public is invited to the Opening Reception and short lecture on Sunday, September 18, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some of Susan’s insightful artwork and resources. PLEASE NOTE:  Images are suitable for the general public and are accompanied by informative texts.

 

 

 

 

 

Sunrise Civic Center Theatre & Gallery

10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd.   Sunrise, FL  33351

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, September 18, 2022    3 pm

Exhibit runs September 16 – October 22, 2022

For more information and hours:  954.747.4646  

 

 

 

 

“This is How I Feel” focuses on issues of sexual abuse and assault as well as domestic violence.  Along with the widespread impact of the Covid-19 crises, statistics have alarmingly increased and the dialogue has become critical. 

 

 

 

 

Susan Buzzi tells The Rickie Report, “My main objective with this photo documentary is of course, to bring awareness, given my careers in law enforcement, education, counseling and longtime advocacy; however, to deliver the message visually and promote it through the arts – this is the challenge and my distinct honor.  And, every so often, I have the extraordinary opportunity to bring the voices to the surface for everyone to hear.  I’ve provided the facts – the alarming statistics (which are underrepresented due to not originating as domestic-related calls and those that are simply not reported at all) – and I’ve also outlined the warning signs, scenarios, and life-saving contacts. Indeed, I am grateful to the Broward Cultural Division for their support of this project and to the Sunrise Civic Center Gallery for hosting the exhibition”. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As an arts educator and coach practitioner working with victims of crime, Susan often uses expressive therapies to overcome adversity and to build confidence and trust.  “For this exhibit, I chose the traditional photography format at the onset of my shoots; developed the film by hand in the darkroom; and later often combined digital manipulation in order to distort identities and locations.  With these techniques, I am able to preserve the basic photographic process of capturing specific moments prior to the shutter trip and then create new layers to enhance and extend the imagery.”

 

 

“Trapped” by Susan S. Buzzi

 

 

The actual process of healing through art while addressing the metaphors for the unspeakable and raising awareness, has also become a valuable vehicle and extraordinary opportunity for recovery and social change.  This presentation is dedicated to ALL victims, survivors and their families.  Susan shares, ” Each of these individuals have overcome great suffering, pain, darkness, and disappointment….and now have transitioned to healthier and safer places.  I want to remind them that you are stronger than you know!  I am most grateful to the Broward Cultural Division for support of this important project and to the Sunrise City Center Gallery for welcoming this exhibit. By doing so, you contribute to the social consciousness of our communities.”

 

 

 

These are uncomfortable, yet necessary conversations taking place across the country.  We ALL must learn the warning signs to be observant and vigilant. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic Violence is commonly perpetrated by men against women; however, females have also been known to exhibit violent behavior against their male partners.  Approximately five percent of males are killed by their intimate partners.  Each year, approximately 500,000 women are physically assaulted or raped by an intimate partner compared to 100,000 men. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, statistics show 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and 1 in 4 men (28.5%) will experience rape, physical violence or stalking in their lifetime.

 

 

 

Rape is primarily perpetrated by men, while women engage in other forms of violence against men. 26% of gay men and 37.3% of bisexual men have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime, in comparison to 29% of heterosexual men. When considering male same sex relationships, studies show approximately 26% of men called the police for assistance after experiencing near-lethal violence.

 

 

 

“Second Thoughts” by Susan S. Buzzi

 

 

Domestic violence and abuse affects our children, teens, elders, both males and females, and our LGBTQIA+ communities.  When counseling victims of crime, assault, stalking and survivors of abuse, I incorporate expressive therapies which often include reflective writing and art programming.  These methods, when combined with traditional treatment, have become invaluable for rehabilitation; they provide a comfortable approach as they relieve anxiety, depression and stress; rebuilds confidence and self-image; calms fears; and encourages the expression of feelings.

 

 

 

Susan sees herself as a social barometer with the goal to achieve “a consciousness” for the viewer. She says, “I think of art as a powerful tool with the potential to heal, protect, inspire, motivate, reveal, and impassion us all. Opening the imagination and encouraging it to soar creates avenues for participation; and surely, strengthening participation leads to commitment in everything we do”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LGBTQIA+ individuals are found to be far more vulnerable and at risk to domestic violence and abuse than those engaged in heterosexual relationships. Reasons often include lack of reporting incidents and skewed statistics; fear of retaliation from their partner; judgement; and embarrassment in the community. Most recent statistics show that 43.8% of lesbian women and 61.1% of bisexual women have experienced rape, physical violence, and/ or stalking by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime; as opposed to 35% of heterosexual women.  (Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2020)

 

 

“As an artist and educator, I feel it is my responsibility to create meaningful dialogue in what I do, and always to provide integrity and authenticity. The opportunity to strive to preserve our humanity, conquer adversity, and foster an appreciation and understanding for, and through the arts, is my privilege”.  Buzzi will also be presenting work to the Broward Commission in October and accepting a Proclamation for National Domestic Violence Month as a member of the Broward Commission on the Status of Women.

 

Additional services, including alternative medicine and holistic approaches/treatments, need to be made more available for everyone – without stigma or shame –  to ensure safe transitions and referrals for shelter and medical and legal services.  It must be a unified approach: combining education, wellness and healthcare, the law and social services, and most importantly, our communities that will begin the process of healing ….

 

 

In September of 2021, Congress passed the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act which launched this past July in Broward County.  “988” is now available to those in crisis or experiencing emotional distress for intervention and assistance. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit contact Sunrise Center Theatre Box Office   954.747.4646

 

 

 

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Set Your Cultural GPS For Wellington As Art Events Offer Multiple Opportunities To Meet The Artists And Enjoy A Pop-Up Event At The Mall

Set your cultural GPS for three events sponsored by the Wellington Art Society (WAS)!   Saturday, September 16 – 18 celebrate the “Fall for Art” Pop-Up Gallery at The District @ The Mall at Wellington Green with an Opening Reception (Saturday, September 18).  Enjoy free demos and meet the artists!  A new art exhibit “Effects”is open now through November 29, 2022 at the Wellington Community Center. The art exhibit “Elegant” is at Wellington City Hall open now through November 15, 2022.  A joint Public Reception will be held on Tuesday, October 4 will be held so art lovers can enjoy both!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

S E P T E M B E R    16  –  18 ,  2022

 

 

 

Saturday, September 17th   5  –  8  pm

 

 

Hours:  Friday & Saturday, 10 am–8 pm; Sunday,  11 am–3 pm

 

 

 

Art lovers are invited to meet and mingle with the featured artists, enjoy artists demonstrations, and attend the Fall for Art Reception and Awards ceremony!  Proceeds will benefit the Wellington Art Society’s Scholarship and Outreach Programs.

 

 

The District @ The Mall at Wellington Green is located inside The Mall at Wellington Green

 

 

10300 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 175,     Wellington, FL

 

For more information, visit WellingtonArtSociety.org, or contact Leslie Pfeiffer at (561) 632-3677 or mysticway1@bellsouth.net.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About The Mall at Wellington Green:

The Mall at Wellington Green in Wellington, FL is a 1.2 million square foot, two-level regional shopping destination, and it features over 160 stores. Retail and restaurant favorites include Macy’s, Dillard’s, Apple, Brighton, Chico’s, Forever 21, H&M, Helzberg Diamonds, Zales, Tommy Bahama, City Furniture, Lemongrass, Cask + Shaker, Ford’s Garage, The Palm Beach Museum of Natural History, and more. For more information, visit shopwellingtongreen.com.

 

 

 

Wellington   Art   Society

Announces    New   Exhibition    “Effects”  

 

 

 

 

 

 

The public is invited to experience “Effects” at the Wellington Community Center located at 12150 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington. The exhibition will be open weekdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm from August 16 to November 29, 2022. This exhibition is running concurrently with WAS’s “Elegant” exhibition at Wellington City Hall open now through November 15th. 

 

 

 

Opening   reception   celebrating   both   exhibitions

 

 

Tuesday, October 4th, 2022

5  –  7  pm.

Two venues – one great night!

 

 

Meet the artists and vote for your favorite artwork. There will be door prizes and refreshments to enjoy. Boutique items by WAS members will be available for purchase during the reception. 

 

 

 

All artwork in the exhibition is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs. To arrange the purchase of artwork hanging in the exhibition, please email presidentofwas@gmail.com. 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 41st year. It is open to visual artists of all mediums and art enthusiasts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries and venues, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. For further information about the Wellington Art Society, please visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org or email presidentofwas@gmail.com. 

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Kicks Off New Art Season With Its September 14th Meeting Featuring Heather Bergstrom And Tips To Turn Your Passion Into A Career

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) is thrilled to begin its 42nd year with their first event of the season on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. The meeting takes place at the Wellington Community Center with a meet and greet followed by a member spotlight and brief meeting. The event will conclude with a presentation by local artist Heather Bergstrom on “How to Turn Your Passion into A Side Hustle or Career”.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Heather’s artwork.

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday, September 14 , 2022

 

 

5:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

FEATURING:  

HEATHER   BERGSTROM

 

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

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

 

 COVID-19 protocols will be observed. 

 

 

 

 

Heather Bergstrom has spent a lifetime pursuing her passion and skill as an artist. Her favorite mediums are graphite, charcoal and acrylic paint. She loves to tell stories with her art, painting poignant scenes which translate into universal feelings of contentment, nostalgia, or joie de vivre. 

 

 

 

 

Heather Bergstrom with Macro Flowers

 

 

 

Heather is originally from New Haven, Connecticut where she worked in the public school system. Several years ago, she and her family moved to Florida where she got a job at a local private school. Throughout her career, she never lost her enthusiasm for art. When she wasn’t working, she was creating. In fact, during her lunchbreaks she was often found drawing in the teachers’ lounge. As more and more people started asking to buy her art, it dawned on her that this might be a nice way to make a little extra cash. In her free time, she began slowly building a portfolio of works, a website and a social media presence. 

 

 

“Life Lesson” by Heather Bergstrom

 

 

Then the global pandemic forced schools to shut down, leaving many people, including Heather, without a job. Though this was a difficult time, Heather saw it as an opportunity to grow her art side hustle into a full-time career: A dream that she previously thought would have to wait until retirement.

 

 

 

 

“Bonnie Bluebird” by Heather Bergstrom

 

 

 

Around this time, Heather met master artist, Laurie Snow Hein, through the Wellington Art Society. Laurie appreciated Heather’s passion and business sense and hired her practically on the spot as her assistant. Heather says, “meeting Laurie was providential. I have learned so much from her experience as a professional artist and have applied that knowledge to my own art business.” Now Heather enjoys sharing her art marketing expertise with other creatives.

 

 

 

 

“Joy Comes With The Morning” by Heather Bergstrom

 

 

 

Heather Bergstrom is an active Board member of the Wellington Art Society and serves on the Marketing Team. In 2020, she received the People’s Choice Award at the South Florida Fair and in 2021 she received the People’s Choice Award for the “Wonders of Art” Exhibition at Wellington Community Center. To learn more about her, please visit her website at www.HeatherBergstrom.art and follow her on social media @HeatherBergstromArt.

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 42nd 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 through their art. For further information about the Wellington Art Society, please visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org.  

 

 

 

 

 

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Martin Artisans Guild’s Flurry Of Events Include Opening Reception September 7 At Palm Room And Unveiling Of “Chances For Art”, Opening Event At Elliott Museum September 22 And Meet The Artists On October 5

The Martin Artisans Guild has a packed schedule including the Opening Reception of “Fall Into Art” Exhibit on Wednesday, September 7 at the Palm Room Art Gallery & Artisans Boutique in Stuart.  A Special Exhibit will be unveiled at the Elliott Museum on Thursday, September 22 and a Meet the Artists will take place at the Palm Room on Wednesday, October 5.  All events are open to the public.  Don’t miss “Chances for Art” raffle raises funds for artists needing Open Studio Tour scholarships which kicks off on September 7.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

 

Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique

 

 

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm

 

 

 3746 SE Ocean Blvd.  Stuart, FL

 Sewall’s Point in Harbour Bay Plaza (east end of the Plaza, near Stringers Tavern & Oyster Bar)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original Artwork by Charlie Coté

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Colored Palms” by Mark Stall

 

 

 

 

 

Barb Bucci

Charlie Coté

Glen Allen

Kim Beltrame

Mallo Bisset

Marian Vitale

Mark Stall

Michaelann Bellerjeau

Sue Klahne

Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Compression Gliding” by Michaelann Bellerjeau

Thursday, September 22, 2022

5:30  to  7:30 PM

Exhibit Runs Thru   Sunday, November 13

 

 

Elliott Museum

825 N.E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL

 

 772-225-1961 ● elliottmuseum.org

Hours: Daily 10 am – 5 pm; Closed Major Holidays

 

 

 

 

 

Chances for Art will be unveiled Wednesday, September 7th at the opening for “Fall Into Art” at the Palm Room Art Gallery & Artisans Boutique.

 

 

mcost.org

 

 

The “Chances for Art” raffle raises funds for artists needing Open Studio Tour scholarships.  

 

 

 

Raffle tickets for a $20 donation each, each ticket purchased can be designated for a specific donated item.  Tickets will be available on our website and in the Gallery between September 6 and October 28, 2022.

 

All donated works will be shown on our website and in the Gallery.

 

There will be a drawing for the winners of each donated work on October 28, and winners will be announced on our website.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about the Open Studio Tour, events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

 

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St Lucie Cultural Alliance Announces New Galleries And Headquarters Sneak Peek On Oct 21 And Grand Opening Nov 18 Plus Call For Art Instructors

The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is moving…to bring more to the arts & cultural community! With new space, comes requests for classes, so applications are now open for art instructors.  Enjoy a ‘sneak-peek’ tour of The Vault – St Lucie Cultural Alliance New Galleries & Headquarters at the Friday, October 21, 2022 Art Walk.  Save the date for the Grand Opening on Friday, November 18, 2022!  The Rickie Report shares the details and only a brief peek of “The Vault” – you HAVE to stop by to see it!

 

 

 

111 Orange Ave. in Downtown Fort Pierce, FL

Lower     Level

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Galleries

 

 

 

Eyes will widen, and senses will brilliantly ignite among art enthusiasts who visit…

 

 

 

 

 

SNEAK  PEEK:   T  H  E        V  A  U  L  T

 

 

Friday, October 21, 2022

 

 

5  – 8   PM    during Art Walk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy of SLCA

 

 

 

GRAND      OPENING:    T  H  E        V  A  U  L  T  

 

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18

 

 

 5  – 8  PM       during Art Walk

 

 

Photo Courtesy of SLCA

 

 

 

Call for Instructors  –  Applications Now Open

 


Artist Members of the Alliance are encouraged to apply to teach classes. Artists of varying mediums are welcomed to apply! For more information, visit StLucieArts.org, or email: info@StLucieArts.org.

 

 

 

Alyona Ushe tells The Rickie Report, ” We invite everyone to stop by and enjoy a ‘sneak-peek’ tour of The Vault, St. Lucie Cultural Alliance’s new gallery and headquarters, and take in the vibrant changes taking place to broaden offerings to our dynamic arts and cultural community of St. Lucie County’.

 

 

The new space is an eclectic mix of urban-trend and classic modern. On tap are plans for artists to exhibit their works, a studio for a rotating resident artist, and classrooms.  The enhanced, natural lighting and open floor plan will allow for new gathering space, additional galleries and for the public to observe and interact with the working artist as s/he creates.

 

 

Galleries full of juried Cultural Alliance Art Guild members work, boutique with artisan wearable art and jewelry, and dynamic space for an array of creative classes of all genres and disciplines are all in store.  Its main gallery space – The Vault – will serve as its new, enlivened setting for an array of juried, curated exhibitions that will introduce its visitors to an abundance of talent in the county.

 

 

 

Members of the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance will be awarded additional benefits including opportunities to teach classes, apply for a quarterly residency, screen films, present intimate concerts, and attend networking and professional development workshops. Residents and visitors will benefit from a richer offering of exhibitions, intimate performances, classes and workshops in this eclectic addition to Downtown Fort Pierce.

 

 

Would you like to be a part of making St. Lucie County a cultural gem of the Treasure Coast? Become a member and join our growing cultural community! Visit StLucieArts.org to learn more about the exciting benefits of membership and all of its cool, upcoming events!

 

 

About the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance:

The mission of the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is to better position the arts and cultural sector as a significant contributor to the vibrancy, and educational and economic well-being, of St. Lucie County.

SLCAlliance is sponsored in part by the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the St. Lucie Office of Tourism.

SLCA is located at 111 Orange Avenue, 3rd Floor, Fort Pierce, Fla. 34950  

To learn more, visit ArtStLucie.org, or call 772.462.2783

 

 

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Endangered Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest Announces Free Entries For All Youth Artists. Deadline To Enter Is October 2, 2022

Endangered Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest is a global, juried, on-line contest that focuses on the artists’ interpretation of what “endangered” means. Cash prizes total over $7,000 and includes an Adult Category and Young Artist Category.  The deadline to enter is Sunday, October 2, 2022. Young Artists ENTER FREE thanks to the generosity of Shechter & Associates. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Young Artists entries past and present. Sales from this contest benefits the Center for Great Apes.

 

 

 

FREE

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Shechter & Associates

 

 

 

 

 

All entries are sponsored so it is FREE to enter!

 

 

Deadline:

Sunday, 2nd October 2022 midnight PDT

 

 

Questions?   Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

Meet our generous sponsor Jennifer Shechter, CPA

 

Jennifer Shechter and husband, Mario, with Young Artist Scout Dingman and her work “Big Blue Needs You” which they purchased to support CGA.

 

 

Jennifer E. Shechter, CPA is a partner in the Miami-based Public Accounting firm Shechter & Associates LLP. Jennifer’s family has been serving South Florida for over five decades. Continuing in their family’s footsteps, Jennifer and her father, Philip, opened Shechter & Associates LLP in 2017. Jennifer is a great animal lover and supporter of the Center for Great Apes. Together with her husband, Mario, she founded White Fang Animal Sanctuary with the idea that every animal deserves to have a safe warm place to call home. Through rescue, fostering and adoption they care for those animals that have been abandoned, mistreated or neglected. We are proud to welcome Jennifer and Shechter Associates as sponsors of the Young Artists Contest. Contact Jennifer at jshechter@shechterassociates.com

 

 

 

Young Artist contest ENTER HERE FREE!

 

 

Click to read YOUNG ARTIST Rules

 

 

Questions?    Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

Featured  Young  Artist  Reagan  Bowser

 

 

“Swimming the World”. Old map, colored pencils by Raegan Bowser, aged 13 ©2020 All Rights Reserved

Third Prize Young Artist Category 2020

 

 

 

 

“In Her Eyes (Calaya)”. Colored pencils by Raegan Bowser, aged 16 years ©2022 All Rights Reserved.      

Entry Young Artist Category 2022

 

 

 

 

https://www.centerforgreatapes.org

 

 

 

Don’t forget the Adult Contest ENTER NOW!

 

 

Click to read ADULT contest Rules

 

Questions?    Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

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GardensArt Of Palm Beach Gardens Art In Public Places Presents “Touched By The Sun” By Watercolorist John Bowen August 24 – November 29, 2022

GardensArt, a City of Palm Beach Gardens art in public places program, presents “Touched by the Sun”, by watercolor artist, John Bowen . The exhibition runs August 24-November 29, 2022, at the Palm Beach Gardens Tennis & Pickleball Center. John’s uplifting paintings bring brightness and joy to viewers through every day scenes.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Touched    by    the    Sun”

 

 

 

“A Face in the Crowd” by John Bowen

 

 

 

 

Exhibit At 

Palm Beach Gardens Tennis & Pickleball Center

 

 

5110 117th Court N.,    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

 

 

 

Hours:

Monday-Thursday, 7:30 am – 9  pm

Friday, 7:30 am – 7  pm

Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 am – 3  pm

 

 

 

 

 

“Bikes at the Art Show” by John Bowen

 

 

 

John Bowen was born in New York City and spent the next 19 years there and in North Jersey, before enlisting in the United States Air Force in 1961. He was an illustrator in the service for eight years, including a one-year tour in South Vietnam, graphically documenting Airlift Operations in 1968.

 

 

 

“Scarecrows” by John Bowen

 

 

 

John self-published an illustrated memoir in 2013. The book, “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days”, was awarded a Silver medal by the Florida Authors and Publishers Association, in 2014. In 1969 Bowen left the Service, moved to South Florida, and went to work in the Advertising Art Department of the Miami Herald.

 

 

“A Stop at the Wine Shop” by John Bowen

 

 

 

He spent the next 40 years working in the newspaper advertising business, before retiring. Throughout all those years, Bowen was creating paintings in watercolor for his own pleasure. Bowen now paints full time and is a signature member the Florida Watercolor and Gold Coast Watercolor Societies.

 

 

 

 

 

“Carolina Wren” by John Bowen

 

 

Founded in 1989, GardensArt is a unique program that exhibits the work of locally and nationally recognized professional artists and photographers. It was established to increase the opportunities for cultural exchange between artists and the community.

 

 

 

For more information about John Bowen’s exhibit:

Call (561) 630-1116

Email astepper@pbgfl.com,

Visit www.pbgrec.com/gardensart

 

 

 

 

For more information about John Bowen’s artwork, exhibits and book, please visit:

 

 

Call (954) 257-1663

Email jbowenartist@aol.com

www.johnbowenwatercolorist.com

Facebook

 

 

 

 

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Lake Worth Art League Public Reception for Summer Show Is Sunday, August 14 Featuring Over 40 New Artworks

The Lake Worth Art League invites the public to the FREE Reception on Sunday, August 14, 2022 to see the newest Summer Exhibit featuring over 40 new pieces of artwork.  The Artist’s Eye Gallery and Boutique in downtown Lake Worth Beach is located at 604 Lucerne Avenue in the vicinity of many restaurants. Summer hours are Wednesday thru Sunday from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm, capturing the time when the downtown area is the busiest! The Rickie Report shares the details and urges art lovers not to miss this exhibit!

 

 

 

 

Summer hours:

Wednesday thru Sunday from 3:00 pm –  7:00 pm

 

 

The Lake Worth Art League presents :

 

 

“  A   Summer   to   Share  ”

 

 

 

Open Public Reception:

 

Sunday, August 14, 2022

 

 1     to     3 pm

 

 

 

Light refreshments will be served

 

 

LWAL welcomes all artists to become members!

During the season (Oct. thru May) we have 8 judged shows where you can compete for ribbons and money prizes. Members may also place items in our boutiques for sale. The Lake Worth Art League is a 501(c)(3).

For more information about our art league go to:lwartleague.org

 

 

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