Tom Rubin Kicks Off “Third Thursday” Meet The Artist At Modern Edge Frameworks In Port St Lucie On Thursday, June 20, 2024. Free Demo And Free Parking

Modern Edge Frameworks kicks off its “Third Thursday” Meet The Artist event on Thursday, June 20, 2024 at the Tradition location in Port St. Lucie featuring Tom Rubin, a prolific painter and photographer.  Stop by to see Tom in “art action” and hear his story of becoming a creative at age six!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Many thanks to Duncan and Pam Hurd offering this opportunity to local artists.

 

Tradition Village Center

10370 SW Village Center Drive    Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

772.236.3690

 

 

 

 

 

tradition@modernedgeframeworks.com

Hours:  Monday – Saturday   10am – 5pm

www.modernedgeframeworks.com

 

 

Tom Rubin started painting and drawing at the age of 6.  His father showed him a picture in a magazine, gave Tom a set of oil paints, and there was no turning back!  We can see in the image below that he already had a sense of perspective, shading, and blending colors!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom’s 7th grade teacher inspired him to focus on impressionistic art, which he has continued throughout his life. Over the years, Tom’s style has evolved to more abstract paintings with an impressionistic flair.

 

 

 

Original painting by Tom Rubin

 

 

 

Tom tells The Rickie Report, ” I never stopped painting while I worked in the picture framing industry. Now, that I am retired, I have more time to devote to my art…and more time allows more creativity. When I’m painting, I enjoy a sense of freedom to let the paint take me wherever the creative juices are flowing.”

 

 

 

“Flowers in a Garden” by Tom Rubin

 

 

 

He goes on to say, ” My paintings reflect me and what I am feeling at the time.”  Tom works with acrylic paint, showcasing mainly abstracts and impressionism. His paintings often start with a vision and it may take a day or weeks for the vision to be clear enough to put on canvas.  Sometimes, they stay as the original thoughts, but more often, they take many turns and changes as the painting evolves.

 

 

 

Original Painting by Tom Rubin

 

 

 

Tom can be sleeping and start moving his hands as if he had a brush in them. At any time of night, he may get up and begin creating the piece feeling a need to put it on canvas before if disappears.  Believing that one style is too limiting, Tom is eager to try new techniques and mediums, which are evident in his collection.  Tom is also very open to creating commission pieces.

 

 

 

“Ribbon” by Tom Rubin

 

 

Tom’s wife, Helene, is his muse and he adds a touch of yellow to every artwork to signify their bond. Tom was born in Gloversville, NY and raised in the Bronx.  He attended the High School of Music and Art in Manhattan and achieved a Batchelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute Collage of Art, with a minor in Photography.  He worked towards his Master degree in history at Johns Hopkins University.

 

“Space” by Tom Rubin

 

To see more of Tom’s artistry:

FaceBook:  https://www.facebook.com/tom.rubin.735

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/TomRubin21

Email:  721.ter@gmail.com

Call:  954. 732.5456

 

 

 

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

 

Deadline Extension As Vero Beach Art Club Calls For Member And Non-Member Artists At Prestigious Fine Arts Show At Pointe West Country Club. All Artists Are Invited To Apply

The Vero Beach Art Club (VBAC) extends an invitation AND the DEADLINE for Member AND Non-Member artists to apply for the Fine Arts Show at the prestigious Pointe West Country Club, Heritage Pavilion on November 2 – 3, 2024.   TWO artists Can SHARE a TENT! The VBAC presents Top-Rated shows including Under the Oaks (8th in the US) & Art by the Sea (48th in the US) as well as Art in the Park on various Sundays at Humiston Park, Art-Trail, and a 2-day studio tour. The Rickie Report reminds both artists and art lovers:  Mark these dates on your calendars! Enjoy live music, including Stephen Quinn and others at the show! DEADLINE is JUNE 28, 2024.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, November 2, 2024

10 am – 5 pm

 &

Sunday, November 3, 2024

10 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

Pointe West Country Club, Heritage Pavilion

1550  76th Dr.    Vero Beach FL

 

 

 

 

Another  Show

for  VBAC Member   &   Non-Member Artists …

AND  Art Lovers!

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

Application Deadline: June 28    

Late App Deadline: July 5    

Results date for artists: August 5    

Payment Due by August 22

 

 

ARTISTS  APPLY    HERE

 

 

 

How to Apply:

 

Applications are $35/medium, a separate application is required for each medium.

You may exhibit up to 2 mediums per tent or 2 artists per tent.

Artists supply the 10 x10 white tent, 5 ft. space between tents. (Please see the exhibiting artist application).

Exhibiting Artists need to be present throughout the day and will be responsible for handling their own sales, and pay FL sales tax.

NOTE: If you need to rent a tent, rental information will be provided after you’ve been accepted to the show.

 

 

ARTISTS  APPLY    HERE

This show is filling up fast!

Deadline to enter is June 28, 2024!

 

The Vero Beach Art Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Mission Statement: To foster appreciation of art, artistic growth, and educational opportunities for our members; support community art education through Art Club classes and programs for youth, veterans, and recreation department activities, and award annual grants to local art teachers and scholarships to area students going on to study art or art-related courses.

For more information:

 

https://www.verobeachartclub.org/applications

Home Page: https://www.verobeachartclub.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VeroBeachArtClub

 

 

 

 

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

 

Stop By For “Going On Seventeen: Summertime At Gallery 14” In Vero Beach June 7- September 27 With Four Receptions In June, July, August And September

Gallery 14  in Vero Beach is happy to present a unique summer show featuring the artist-owners.  The exhibit, “Going on Seventeen: Summertime at Gallery 14”  will  run June 7 – September 27, 2024.  The Gallery will be open for summer hours in June and July, but, closed in August and September except for the First Friday Gallery Strolls and by appointment. Mark your calendars for these four receptions: Friday, June, 7; Friday, July 5Friday, August 2 and Friday, September 6. The Rickie Report urges you to stop by and enjoy this delight-filled gallery.

 

 

1911 14th Avenue    Vero Beach, FL. 

Phone: 772 562-5525.  Visit:  www.gallery14verobeach.com

 

 

 

 

Gallery  14   Presents

 

 

 

 

“Going  on  Seventeen: Summertime  at  Gallery  14”

 

 

 

FIRST   FRIDAY   GALLERY  

STROLL/RECEPTIONS

 

 

  FRIDAYS: June 7 – July 5 – August 2 – September 6

 

 

5 – 8  PM

 

 

 

“Gonna Make My Garden Grow” Mixed Media by Dorothy Napp Schindel

 

 

 

 

SUMMER    GALLERY    HOURS:

 

June/July: 

11-4  Thursday/Friday;    11-3 Sat;   or   by   APPOINTMENT

 

 

Closed August and September except for the First Friday Gallery Strolls AND open by appointment.

 

 

Phone 772-562-5525

 

 

Visit  www.gallery14verobeach.com, ,on Facebook and Instagram.

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“A Vanishing Sight”, Photograph by Barbara Du Pont

 

 

 

Gallery 14 offers an exceptional selection of art in oil, acrylic, watercolor, collage, mixed media, jewelry, sculpture and photography. We encourage your thoughts on art in the modern world. We offer you a place to visit that will awaken your inner creativity and give you the experience of finding your individual tastes.

 

 

 

MEET     THE     ARTISTS:

 

Lila Blakeslee

Barbara du Pont

Barbara Landry

Mary Ann Hall

Jessica Leto

Deborah Morrell Polackwich

Dorothy Napp Schindel

Evan Schwarze 

 

 

 

“The Amigos” Acrylic Painting by Barbara Landry

 

 

 

Featured  throughout  the  year  at  Gallery  14:

Walford Campbell

Jim Cohoe

Melanie Denison

Joan Earnhart

Terry Green

Viola Pace Knudsen

Mia Lindberg

Francis Mesaros

 Michael Robinson

Carol Staub

Jo Zaza

 

 

 

Open summer hours: June and July:  Thurs/Friday 11-4pm and Sat 11-3pm.  Closed August and September except for the First Friday Gallery Strolls AND open by appointment. Phone 772-562-5525. Visit us at www.gallery14verobeach.com, as well as on Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

 

About Gallery 14:

Gallery 14 is located at 1911  14th Avenue in the Downtown, Historic Arts District of Vero Beach.  

Phone:772 562-5525.  Visit us at  www.facebook.com/gallery14verobeach

FaceBook:  https://www.fb.com/gallery14verobeach

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gallery14verobeach

 

 

For more details please call  :772 562-5525

 

 

 

For more details please call  :772 562-5525

or Email: dnschindel@gmail.com

 

 

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

 

Rescheduled Lecture Highlighting Curt Whiticar’s Art And Prominent History In Stuart Coincides With Martin County’s Centennial Celebration At Elliott Museum On Tuesday, May 28. Enjoy Free Admission And Parking

Curt Whiticar‘s Marine art being featured at The Elliot Museum coincides with the kick off of Martin County’s Centennial Celebration!  Both members and guests can enjoy the FREE ENTRY on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 and enjoy a Special Lecture by Curt’s daughter, Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill, “A Daughter’s Fond Reflections of her Dad”. Curt lived a colorful life on and off the canvas, celebrating his 106th birthday just before his passing.  His story and his paintings bring us a rich history of Stuart, FL.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the exhibit as well as his paintings. Curt’s paintings, book, and notecards will be part of the Elliot Museum offerings

 

 

 

 

825 NE Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, FL

 

http://hsmc-fl.com

772.225.1961

 

 

 

 COME   AND   EXPLORE   THE   UNEXPLORED!

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY,  MAY 28  2024

Open House at the Elliott Museum

5   –  8 PM

FREE   ADMISSION   FOR   ALL

LECTURE

 

5:30 PM – 6: 30 PM

 

Remembrances

A captivating talk by Laura Kay Whiticar Darvil on the life and art of her father, local icon Curt Whiticar.

 


Curt Whiticar

 

 

 

 

Born on February 13, 1911, in Fairton, New Jersey, Curt’s family spent the winters in Fairton while his dad worked on an oyster boat out from Bivalve about twelve miles southeast of the town.  During the summers, they moved to Fortescue, a remote fishing village on the Delaware Bay  where his dad had a charter fishing business.  They lived without running water or electricity on a little barge pulled up on the beach.

 

 

 

 

 

“Sailfishing off  Stuart” by Curt Whiticar

(Curt is in the boat in the background)

Curt was very active in the Stuart Sailfish Club (treasurer for many years) and designed the Sailfish pins and Sailfish Release pins for the club.  This picture was often used as publicity for the Sailfish club and the Whiticar Fleet.

 

 

HE’S IN THE PAINTING BUSINESS !

 

 

 

Most boat owners just painted over the names which were on the stern and bow of the boats. When the repainted hull was dry, they would repaint the letters.  They were not proficient at lettering and did not have proper brushes, so the result was usually pretty bad. I acquired a good red sable brush and repainted the lettering on Dad’s boats.  I did a pretty good job, especially by comparison, and soon all the boat captains paid me to reletter their boats.  Also, the hotel managers or owners hired me to paint their signs, and I put some scenes on them.  As a result, as a twelve year old boy, I was in business with painting”.

 

 

 

 

Painting by Curt Whiticar

Foundering Norwester Rescue:  This painting shows boats in the wild seas that is a depiction of a rescue.  Curt and his mate, in his boat the Gulfstream, rescued 6 people, 3 others were rescued by 2 other boats and one man drowned.  He later salvaged the boat, rebuilt it and used it for many years.

 

 

 

BUILDING A BUSINESS OF BUILDING BOATS

 

 

“In 1946, my brother wanted me to build a new boat for him.Dad had a lot next to his house where  I could build the boat, but I needed a building.Camp Murphy (now Jonathan Dickinson State Park) a former Army camp during the war auctioned off the buildings, and I bid $475 on the mess hall, $30 for an officers’ latrine, and $25 for another building.The buildings had to be removed from the property within thirty days. We marked each piece, disassembled the entire building, and reassembling it on our property.  It is still in use, having survived the big hurricane of 1949.  Without an organized crew of builders, I quit charter fishing entirely and concentrated on boat building. Since its  inception, we had built 63 boats at Whiticar Boat Works, Inc”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painting by Curt Whiticar

As his boats became well known for performing well in the rolling ocean waters , he decided to open a boat building and repair business. “Whiticar Boat Basin”, then “Whiticar Boat Works” was established in 1947. It has recently been sold.

 

The company built boats that became world famous among the power boating communities. His expertise in lettering the name of the boat in gold leaf on the stern was legendary.

 

 

 

BEANIE BACKUS CONNECTION

 

 

“None of my educational classes included art; however, through the years, I have sat in on a few local art classes.  Perhaps my foremost learning experience was my contact with Bean Backus, whom I knew quite well.  He was my mentor. I had painted about 25 – 30 works of art by 1950 and all but five were destroyed in a fire. I did spend a little time painting; however, I was busy with designing and building boats until 1986. At the age of 75, I retired and had the time to do more painting.  My favorite medium is oil, and I have always favored Florida landscape and seascape scenes.  However, I also paint quite a lot of local historical scenes as well as anything I feel that people would like hanging on their walls”. 

 

 

Curt’s love of nature is shown in his Florida inland scenes.  The beauty of the trees and rivers is reflected in a variety of colors and landscapes.  He also features a variety of animals, especially birds in his paintings.  Although he always lived near the ocean, he enjoyed traveling.  And, he read National Geographic Magazine and frequently used pictures from the magazine for ideas for his paintings.

 

 

 

Sunrise Sunset Painting by Curt Whiticar

 

 

 

WHITICAR WATERWAY TALES

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THIS EXHIBIT:

Email Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill fishlkd@hotmail.com

Or Call to make an appointment to visit the House With The Purple Shutters

772-834-6202

To  See  More  of  Curt  Whiticar’s  artwork:   www.curtwhiticar.com

 

 

 

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

 

Deadline Approaching As Vero Beach Art Club Accepts Applications From Member AND Non-Member Artists For Fine Arts Show At Pointe West Country Club

The Vero Beach Art Club reminds Member AND Non-Member artists to apply for the Fine Arts Show at the prestigious Pointe West Country Club, Heritage Pavilion on November 2- 3, 2024. The VBAC brings us Top-Rated shows including Under the Oaks (8th in the nation) & Art by the Sea (48th) as well as Art in the Park on various Sundays at Humiston Park, and Art-Trail, and a 2-day studio tour. The Rickie Report reminds both artists and art lovers to mark these dates on your calendars now as we share the details of how artists can apply.  DEADLINE is JUNE 7, 2024.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, November 2, 2024

10 am – 5 pm

 &

Sunday, November 3, 2024

10 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

Pointe West Country Club, Heritage Pavilion

1550 76th Dr.    Vero Beach FL

 

 

 

 

Another  Show

for  VBAC Member   &   Non-Member Artists …

AND  Art Lovers!

 

 

 

 

ARTISTS  APPLY    HERE

 

 

 

 

How to Apply:

 

Applications are $35/medium, a separate application is required for each medium.

You may exhibit up to 2 mediums per tent or 2 artists per tent.

Artists supply the 10 x10 white tent, 5 ft. space between tents. (Please see the exhibiting artist application).

Exhibiting Artists need to be present throughout the day and will be responsible for handling their own sales, and pay FL sales tax.

NOTE: If you need to rent a tent, rental information will be provided after you’ve been accepted to the show.

 

 

ARTISTS  APPLY    HERE

 

 

This show is filling up fast!

Deadline to enter is June 7, 2024!

 

 

 

For more information:

 

https://www.verobeachartclub.org/applications

Home Page: https://www.verobeachartclub.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VeroBeachArtClub

 

 

 

 

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

 

Wiener Museum Of Decorative Arts (WMODA) Loves Lake Worth Beach. Join The Community Charrette To Discuss Potential Site Plan Concepts and Learn More On Wednesday, May 22 Via LiveStream

The Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA) is one of the world’s foremost destinations for fired arts including contemporary as well as a deep historical look into creativity through the centuries.  The Rickie Report shares the initial proposal for a collaboration between WMODA, Lake Worth Beach CRA, and LULA  to create a downtown mixed-use Cultural Arts Campus anchored by WMODA!   On Wednesday, May 22, 2024 from 6-8 PM, there will be a  COMMUNITY CHARRETTE to discuss potential site plan concepts and to learn more about the WMODA mix use campus meeting at The Hatch 11212 Gallery.  In person attendance is now filled to capacity, however you can livestream the meeting on Youtube.   The Rickie Report shares the details in this article, reacquaints you with the legacy of WMODA and shares access to the Community Charrette Meeting. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WMODA Loves Lake Worth Beach

www.wmodaloveslwb.com

 

PUBLIC   PRESENTATION

 

 

 

 

TUNE into LIVESTREAM on  YOUTUBE@LAKEWORTHCRA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WMODA   LOVES   LWB!

 

 

 

The Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA) is coming to Lake Worth Beach, FL.  The special exhibitions of glass artists Dale Chihuly, Paul Stankard, and other living masters will heighten LWB’s cultural presence. WMODA is also renowned for its amazing collection of British pottery and porcelain with illustrious names, such as Wedgwood and Royal Doulton. Another major draw is contemporary ceramic art by the Ardmore Studio in South Africa.  WMODA continues to be a good steward of the arts, bringing in community groups, educational programs for all ages, and offering support for the local art scene.  For those who have seen what WMODA has to offer, we remind you that what you saw in the collection was only the tip of the iceberg!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEET  THE  TEAM

 

 

 

 

THE  VISION

 

 

 

 

 

 

BENEFITS  OF  WMODA

 

 

 

 

 

TIME  LINE

 

 

 

 

DRIVING  PRINCIPLES

 

 

 

FOR  MORE  DETAILS

 

 

 

 

 

Previous articles in The Rickie Report highlight some of WMODA’s vast activities:

https://www.therickiereport.com/2022/04/12/wmoda/

https://www.therickiereport.com/2022/09/21/be-joyful-and-experience-a-safari-for-the-soul-at-wiener-museum-of-decorative-arts-in-dania-beach-now-through-end-of-december/

https://www.therickiereport.com/2019/11/16/wiener-museum-of-decorative-arts-in-dania-beach-invites-you-to-sparkle-shine-sunday-december-1-visit-this-treasure-trove-of-living-glass-masters-ardmore-studio-ceramics-wedgwood-and-royal/

 

 

For more information about WMODA itself please contact Louise: louise@wmoda.com

 

 

 

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Posh Design Studio In Delray Beach Showcases The Newest Collaboration By Romero BRITTO And Orianne Collins With A Special Jewelry Design Collection On Thursday, May 23. You Must RSVP To This FREE Event

Kimberly Perry, owner and curator of Posh Design Studio in Delray Beach, FL. is bringing Celebrity Pop Artist, Romero BRITTO, founder of the Happy Movement and Orianne Collins, Swiss Jewelry Designer to present their newest colorful and whimsical jewelry design collection.  This FREE event takes place on Thursday, May 23, 2024.  Everyone will receive an autographed box with each purchase of their jewelry, and you can meet the stars in person!  Capacity is limited, so you MUST RSVP.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delray Marketplace       Suite # 104

9169 West Atlantic Ave.  Delray Beach, FL 33446

561.591.3680

 

 

 

This event is FREE to the public

 

 

 

You must RSVP for admittance to the gallery

 

 

 

Capacity is limited

 

 

 

 

Thursday May 23, 2024  

 

 

5 – 8 pm

 

 

 

Refreshments will be served

 

Everyone will receive an autographed box with each purchase of their jewelry, and you can meet the stars in person!

 

 

Romero BRITTO and Orianne Collins combine their artistic talents with a new Jewelry Deign Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RSVP: Michele.Cancro@gmail.com

Or call the gallery at (561) 591-3680

 

 

 

 

Join POSH Art Gallery in the Delray Marketplace for an evening of enchantment, art, luxury, and indulgence on Thursday, May 23.  Immerse yourself in the spectacular world of Romero BRITTO and Orianne Collins, enjoying live music by Passion Celine, Steven Avi, and Louis Amanti plus refreshments and bubbly.  Renowned for its commitment to showcasing the most exceptional in contemporary artistry, POSH is excited to showcase this collaboration which embodies vibrant artistic expression combined with exquisite craftsmanship.

 

Romero BRITTO is a Brazilian artist, painter and sculptor.  He combines elements of cubism, pop art and graffiti painting in his work, using vibrant colors and bold patterns as a visual expression of hope, dreams and happiness.  His designs have been used by Disney, BMW, IBM, Apple Computers, Grand Marnier, Pepsi, Royal Caribbean and more. 

 

 

 

 

 

Orianne Collins, is from Nyon, Switzerland and is best known for her high profile marriage with famous English musician and actor, Phil Collins.  Orianne is not only a super talented jewelry designer but she is also the co-founder of “Little Dreams Foundation”, which strives toward fulfilling the goals of underprivileged children. 

 

 

 RSVP TO:  Michele.Cancro@gmail.com

Or call the gallery at (561) 591-3680 

 

Looking for an event space?

 

Let Posh Art Gallery host your fun party or event in the Boca Delray area!

We will provide the food, open bar, live music, treasure hunts with prizes, live artists painting, and a free Caricature Portrait of all your guests to take home as a lifetime keepsake of your event .

 

 

If you would like to have a private event hosted in Posh Gallery please contact Kimberly Perry: 561.591.3680

 

 

Gallery Hours:  

Monday  through Thursday   11 am – 7 pm

Friday and Saturday  11 am – 8 pm

Sunday  Noon – 6 pm

 

http://www.poshdesignstudio.net/

 

For more information:

 

Call the gallery at 561-591-3680

Kimberly Perry, Owner  248-320-6843 Kimberly@poshdesignstudio.net

Michele Cancro, Gallery Manager  561-827-5973  Michele@poshdesignstudio.net

Rita Bartmon, Custom Framing Manager  954-536-0189 customdesignframing@gmail.com

www.poshdesignstudio.net

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited As Wellington Art Society Presents Scholarships To Three High School Students On Wednesday, May 8 At Wellington Community Center

Wellington Art Society (WAS) will present scholarships to three deserving high school seniors through its Scholarship Program at the May 8, 2024 meeting. A Meet-and-Greet, Member Spotlight, and presentation takes place at the Wellington Community Center.  The public is invited to this FREE event. Over the past 2 decades WAS has awarded over $120,000 to students within our community!  A 2024  Scholarship Award was generously donated by Premier Family Health, Dr. Apicella.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

WELLINGTON  ART  SOCIETY  MEETING

 

Wednesday,  May 8, 2024

 5:30 PM

 

 

 

FEATURING:

 ANNUAL     SCHOLARSHIP    AWARDS

 

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, FL.

 

 

Artwork by Lili-Rose Leonard

 

 

For more information, please contact presidentofwas@gmail.com.

 

 

 

The jury’s selection, based on artistic and creative excellence, was made from entries submitted by students of Palm Beach County schools. All entries demonstrated dedication, talent, and hard work. We encourage all to continue exercising their artistic creativity. The award recipients for 2024 are: 

 

 

Lea Abito- Jupiter Community High School

Lili-Rose Leonard- West Boca High School

Isabella Sanchez- Wellington High School

 

 

 

A 2024 Scholarship Award was generously donated by Premier Family Health/Dr. Apicella

 

 

 

Artwork by Isabella Sanchez

 

 

 

The WAS Scholarship Program was established in 2001 to provide scholarships to talented young artists for art related College and University expenses and tuition costs.  Over the past twenty-two years, WAS has awarded over $120,000 in scholarships to some of the brightest and most creative students within our community. Past recipients of the WAS Scholarship have gone on to become educators, illustrators, authors, curators, artistic directors, professional artists and art advocates.

 

 

 

 

 

Artwork by Lea Abito

 

To support the Scholarship Program, WAS relies solely upon money raised from donations, membership dues, monthly raffles, artist exhibitions, municipal art shows, and commissions. Help support the WAS Scholarship Program with a tax-deductible donation on its website: www.WellingtonArtSociety.org. 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) has been supporting the advancement of the arts in the Palm Beach County community since 1981 with the intent to encourage young artists to pursue careers in the fine arts, provide programming that expands art in public places, and make art accessible within the community daily. 

 

 

 

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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Caryl Pomales’ Artwork Is Part of Juried Exhibition “Absolute Abstracts” At Hatch 1121 Gallery In Lake Worth Beach. Free Opening Reception Is Sunday, May 19

The Artists of Palm Beach County opened a Call to Artists for the juried exhibition “Absolutely Abstract” to be held at the Hatch 1121 Gallery in Lake Worth Beach.  We celebrate Caryl Pomales‘ acceptance into this show.  It will be juried for prizes by Karen H. Salup. The  Opening Reception on Sunday, May 19, 2024.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Caryl’s uplifting artistry.

 

 

 

 

HATCH 1121

1121 Lucerne Ave.  Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Lights Me Up” by Caryl Pomales

 

 

Each element within this piece has been thoughtfully placed to evoke a sense of lightness and happiness, inviting viewers into a space where their own experiences and emotions can dance freely with the colors and forms.

 

 

 

 

“Absolutely Abstract”  includes both members and non-members of Artists of Palm Beach County who submitted totally abstract two dimensional works in any medium. Twenty-seven artists and sixty-four artworks were accepted into the show, including Caryl Pomales’s “Lights me Up!”

 

 

 

 

Opening  Reception  and  Awards  Ceremony

 

Sunday, May 19, 2024

4:00  – 7:00 pm

 

Exhibit runs  May 18 – June 27, 2024

This exhibit is made possible in part by LULA Lake Worth Arts.

 

 

 

 

“Welcome to my world where abstract art speaks in colors and emotions, a journey that began in childhood with a simple box of Crayola crayons. Those early days under the sky, watching clouds shift and evolve, ignited my lifelong passion for color and hues”.   ~  Caryl Pomales

 

 

 

 

“Mystical Veils of Intrigue” by Caryl Pomales

 

 

 

Caryl tells The Rickie Report, “The use of pastel colors is deliberate, aiming to soften the space it inhabits with a gentle, uplifting ambiance. These hues reflect the subtle yet profound moments of joy we find in our daily lives, mirroring the way light illuminates and transforms. The fun shapes scattered throughout the painting serve as vessels of spontaneity and playfulness, reminding us to embrace the unexpected twists and turns of life with a light heart”.

 

 

Her recent painting, “Lights Me Up” is not just a visual experience; it’s an invitation to reconnect with the parts of ourselves that thrive on creativity, wonder, and delight. It encourages us to find the light within and let it guide us through the darkness.  In this piece, she hopes to offer a haven of inspiration and serenity, a reminder that even in our most abstract moments, there is beauty to be found and light that forever shines through.  “Lights Me Up” is an exploration into the realm of joy and vitality, captured through the fluidity of abstract art. This painting embodies the essence of what truly energizes and revitalizes the spirit, translated onto canvas through a symphony of fun shapes and soothing pastel colors.

 

 

Artist, Caryl Pomales

 

 

 

Caryl goes on to explain, “My art is deeply influenced by the ever-changing light playing amongst the clouds, transforming their edges into a kaleidoscope of golden hues, soft pinks, and brilliant whites. This dynamic interplay, coupled with the vibrant tropical blooms of my surroundings, continually fuels my inspiration.  Travel has further enriched my palette, painting my vision with experiences from America’s National Parks to African safaris, from Australia’s cultural diversity to New Zealand’s serene landscapes, and Europe’s historic elegance. Each destination, including the unique Galapagos ecosystems and the vivid Caribbean life, has woven its essence into my work”.

 

 

 

The most profound impact on my art came during my mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s. As words became scarce, our communication shifted to a silent language of images. This experience highlighted art’s power as a universal medium, transcending spoken words. My artwork became our bridge, connecting us through shared emotions and memories.

 

 

 

“Barcelona” by Caryl Pomales

 

 

In my studio, you’ll find pieces that are conversations, stories, and connections. Each embodies a journey, an emotion, a piece of the world seen through my eyes. These creations are testaments to our unspoken bonds. As you explore these pieces, I invite you to find one that resonates with your story, a work that speaks to you in the silent yet powerful language of color, shape, and texture. Let it be a part of your journey, connecting with you in ways words cannot.

 

 

 

A portion of the proceeds from original paintings and workshop sales are donated directly to carefully selected charities.  Together, we can change the world, one brush stroke at a time.

 

 

For more information about Caryl’s artistry, workshops and blog please visit:

Caryl Pomales

CarylFineArt.com

www.instagram.com/carylfineart

321.412.3490

“Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart. The rest of it will take care of itself”    – Elizabeth Gilbert

 

 

 

 

 

Karen H. Salup, renowned Abstract Expressionist and former president of Women In the Visual Arts, will be the Judge for Awards. Karen developed her talent through education at The Arts Student League, School of Visual Arts, C.W. Post University, and many years of private classes with world renowned professional artists including Jerry Okimoto. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Art Speak, Newsday, Palm Beach Art & Culture, and Palm Beach Illustrated and has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums in New York and Florida.

For more information please visit: http://www.karensalup.com

 

 

 

 

Artists of Palm Beach County is a non-profit 501c organization dedicated to helping member artists achieve their artistic goals and utilize their talents to enrich the lives in our community. Our mission is to share, inspire and promote creativity in the arts through education, exhibitions, and outreach to our community. We welcome all who would care to join us in our endeavors and in putting our mission into action!

 

 

 

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“Tropical Temptations” Opens At Martin Artisan Guild’s Palm Room In Harbour Bay Plaza Stuart On Wednesday May 1st. Enjoy A “Meet The Artists” On Wednesday, June 5th

The Martin Artisans Guild invites you to “Tropical Temptations” an exhibit at The Palm Room Art Gallery and Artisans Boutique located in Stuart’s Harbour Bay Plaza. Enjoy the Opening Reception on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, featuring live music, cash bar and the delectable appetizers for which the Guild has become known.  A second opportunity to get to know the people behind the art takes place on Wednesday, June 5, 2024  at a “Meet the Artists” event.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This is the PERFECT PLACE to buy Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and ANY DAY gifts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique

 

 

”   TROPICAL    TEMPTATIONS  ”

 

 

 

 

Opening  Reception

 

Wednesday, May 1st

5:30 to 7:30 pm

 

 

 

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)

 

 

“Kiters Comin’ In” by Kim Beltrame

 

 

 

Show runs from May 1 – June 29, 2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Carrot Rock BVI” by Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

 

 

A second opportunity for celebration is “Meet the Artists”

 

 

Plan on being there

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

 4-6 pm

 

 

 

 

 

“Lilies” by Glen Allen

 

 

 

The    talented    artists    include:

 

Michaelann Bellerjeau

Glen Allen

Mickey Rudolph

Mark Stall

Caryl Pomales

Kimberly Beltrame

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Curt Whiticar

Mallo Bisset

 

 

 

Check out the very special and one-of-a-kind items in the Artisans Boutique – you’ll find great Mother’s & Father’s Day gifts plus “Any Day” Gifts!

 

 

 

While you’re enjoying the fabulous show, be sure to check out the very special and one-of-a-kind items in the Artisans Boutique – you’ll find great gifts for the special person on your list!  

(Or yourself….)

 

 

 

 

For more information, visit www.martinartisansguild.org.

 

 

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