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“The Landscape Of Light” Presents Internationally Acclaimed Artist, Hugh O’Neill At Next Artists Association Of Jupiter Exhibit

Noted European artist Hugh O’Neill is a modest man but his work speaks for itself in grand visual concertos of timeless skill.  The Artists Association of Jupiter invites you to meet Hugh and see his artistry, “The Landscape of Light” on  Wednesday, May 13th at a Unique Art Gallery in Jupiter.  A portion of the proceeds from sales of artwork will benefit Quantum House.  The Rickie Report applauds AAOJ for sharing Hugh’s treasures and always thinking of others.  The details are here for this must see exhibition and a chance to meet the artist who is considered by some as one of the best living artists in the world.

 

 

Artists Association of Jupiter

&

A Unique Art Gallery

Present:

“The Landscape of Light”

The Artistry of Hugh O’Neill,

The Master Of Color

 

Public Reception

Wednesday, May 13th

  5:30- 7:30pm

A Portion of Sales Benefits:

Quantum House

226 Center Street  Suite #8   Jupiter, FL 33458

561-529-2748

 

 

 

Hugh O’Neill, Master of Color, will show his work at an Exhibit at A Unique Art Gallery in Jupiter.  A Public Opening Reception will be held on Wednesday May 13, 2015 from 5:30-7:30 at A Unique Art Gallery, 226 Center St #8 in Jupiter. A portion of proceeds from sales of artwork created by Hugh O’Neill and the artists of AAOJ will benefit The Quantum House http://www.quantumhouse.org

 

 

"Four Views Tequesta Drive" by Hugh O'Neill

“Four Views Tequesta Drive” by Hugh O’Neill

 

 

Hugh O’Neill was born in Belfast, Ireland in 1959. He studied painting in Belfast Ireland from 1981-1985 spending some of that time studying in Nante and Paris, France. O’Neill’s approach to his oil painting is direct, bold and figurative. He is a visual musician who is forever searching for the ultimate melody on canvas, an artistic pioneer and a man who survived through brutal conflict growing up in war torn Northern Ireland. Hugh O’Neill has been a modest man all his life but his work speaks for itself in grand visual concertos of timeless skill. The poet of the day and the eyes of a truly gifted artist, he continues to work in silent hues of robust color for all to see. His work is alive and worth seeking out as its energy is best felt up close.

 

 

Hugh O’Neill owns a prominent place in art history, as an important modern master who has influenced countless others. Always ahead of his time, he first pioneered the En Plein Air teaching tradition into several leading art institutions including The Society of the Four Arts and the Lighthouse ArtCenter and Museum.  As one art writer once said, “Claude Monet himself would have admired the continued strength of O’Neill’s work”.  Hugh’s first U.S. one-man show on Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, in 1995 saw a complete sell out in the first night of the show, with collectors from New York to Paris.

 

"Lighthouse" by Hugh O'Neill

“Lighthouse” by Hugh O’Neill

 

This is a must see exhibition and a chance to meet the artist who is considered by some as one of the best living artists in the world. O’Neill’s work is represented in corporate, and gallery collections. Collectors of his work include former CEO of APPLE Computers,Bank of America (Palm Beach) and two former US Ambassadors.

 

 

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To contact Hugh O’Neill directly visit website:  www.oneillgalleries.com

 

Quantum House is a caring and supportive home that lessens the burden for families whose children are receiving treatment in Palm Beach County for a serious medical condition.  Quantum House opened its doors in May 2001 to families going through a most difficult time. The House continues to be where hope has a home® for more than 500 family members every year. The House is the only hospital hospitality house serving children and their families this way between Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida. Over the years, the House has proudly served families from every state and nearly two dozen countries around the world. http://www.quantumhouse.org.

The Artists Association of Jupiter is a collaboration of artists who work together to promote the awareness of art and education to the community and surrounding counties. Its venue, A. Unique Art Gallery, opened its doors in June of 2010. Learn more about the organization, its artists and programs on the Association’s website: www.artistsassociationofjupiter.com

For more information on this event call or email the Gallery at 561-529-2748 or info@artistsassociationofjupiter.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Arts Group Presents End Of Season Eclectic Arts & Treasures Sale Extravaganza


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Unique Glass Art and The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents their ” End of the Season Eclectic Arts & Treasures Sale Extravaganza”.  This unique event will be held on Sunday May 3, 2015 from 10am – 2pm at Unique Glass Art and A Unique Art Gallery, in Jupiter. Stroll between the two galleries and shop for special treasures from a wide variety of local artists and vendors.  Raffle items will benefit Women in Leadership Awards Program of Executive Women of the Palm Beaches which helps promising young women in our community pursue their dream of a college education. The Rickie Report shares the details here to Celebrate Women Through The Arts!

 

 

 

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Artists Association of Jupiter

&

A Unique Art Gallery

Present:

Celebrating Women:

End of the Season Eclectic Arts & Treasures Sale Extravaganza

 

Sunday, May 3rd  10am- 2pm

 

A Portion of Sales Benefits:

Women in Leadership Awards Program

of

Executive Women of the Palm Beaches

226 Center Street    Jupiter, FL 33458

561-529-2748

 

 

This unique event will be held on Sunday May 3, 2015 from 10am – 2pm at Unique Glass Art and A Unique Art Gallery, 226 Center St in Jupiter. Stroll between the two galleries and shop for special treasures from a wide variety of local artists and vendors. Light Refreshments will be served.

 

 

 

Raffle items will benefit Women in Leadership Awards Program of Executive Women of the Palm Beaches which helps promising young women in our community pursue their dream of a college education. www.ewpb.org

 

For more information email: austinartglass@bellsouth.net 561-747-2024

 

 

The Artists Association of Jupiter

The Artists Association of Jupiter is a collaboration of artists who work together to promote the awareness of art and education to the community and surrounding counties. Its venue, A Unique Art Gallery, opened its doors in June of 2010. Learn more about the organization, its artists and programs on the Association’s website, www.artistsassociationofjupiter.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

“Color Surge” SOLO Exhibit by Margie Agoston At A Unique Art Gallery


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The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents “Color Surge” A Solo Exhibition By Margie Agoston, Visual Artist. The event will be held on Wednesday April 8, 2015 at A Unique Art Gallery in Jupiter. A portion of proceeds from sales of artworks created by Margie and the artists of AAOJ will benefit Renewal Coalition. Renewal Coalition assists wounded service members and their families in their transition from military to civilian life or back to active duty by offering a retreat experience at Florida residences with the intent of providing these families a time to reunite and bond in a relaxed, pleasant, and welcoming environment.  The Rickie Report shares the details and shows some of Margie’s artwork.  We applaud this artist networking group for their charitable work!!

Artists Association of Jupiter

&

A Unique Art Gallery

Present:

“Color Surge”

Featuring the Artwork of

Margie Agoston

Opening Reception:

Wednesday, April 8th

5:30- 7:30 pm

A Portion of Proceeds of Sales Benefits:

Renewal Coalition

226 Center Street Suite 8 Jupiter, FL 33458

561-529-2748

 

 

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Margie Agoston is a woman of few words but many colors and dimensions.  Margie grew up outside of New York City and her formal education included a BA from the University of California in Santa Barbara. She is also a Graduate Gemologist and received a Jewelry Manufacturing Arts degree from The Gemological Institute of America.

 

Abstract by Marge

Abstract by Marge

 

 

Today Margie has made her mark as an Artist to be seen, enjoyed and collected. Her Exhibits include: Art at Palm Beach International Airport, The Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, and was also selected for the upcoming show “Contempo” at the Lighthouse Art Center in Tequesta, FL.

 

"Party" by Margie Agoston

“Party” by Margie Agoston

 

Margie she said this about her art: “My work comes from my heart. I have always loved creating whether it was painting, jewelry design or ceramics. When I paint I can freely express myself. My canvas is like a two dimensional sculpture. I use color, texture and movement to sculpt emotions.”  Margie Agoston’s hope for the observer is that they will go on their own journey and they will experience what the abstract painting says to them.  Please Margie’s website at http://www.margieagoston.com/

 

 

Renewal Coalition’s mission is to assist wounded service members and their families in their transition from military to civilian life or back to active duty by offering a retreat experience at Florida residences with the intent of providing these families a time to reunite and bond in a relaxed, pleasant, and welcoming environment. We focus on the family sharing time together without the worries of expenses. Lodging, meals, entertainment, ground travel and even the small amenities are the responsibility of Renewal Coalition and NOT the service members and their families. www.renewalcoalition.org.

 

 

 

 

The Artists Association of Jupiter is a collaboration of artists who work together to promote the awareness of art and education to the community and surrounding counties. Its venue, A Unique Art Gallery, opened its doors in June of 2010. Learn more about the organization, its artists and programs on the Association’s website, www.artistsassociationofjupiter.com

 

For more information on this event call or email the Gallery at 561-529-2748

or info@artistsassociationofjupiter.com

 or email auniqueartgallery@comcast.net

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Call to Artists PLUS An Opportunity to Learn with International Plein Air Painter, Hugh O’Neil


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The Artists Association of Jupiter and A Unique Art Gallery announce a Call to Artists PLUS an opportunity to learn with a internationally acclaimed painter, Hugh O’Neil.  Hugh’s 2 day workshop is designed for beginners to advance painters.  If you are interested in Plein Air painting, this is NOT TO BE MISSED!  The Rickie Report shares the details and suggests you respond quickly, before spaces are filled.  The 2nd Annual Plein Air Jupiter Event is open for registration.  Cash prizes plus the incredible chance to be part of this re-emerging hot global trend in painting make this an exciting event.  The Rickie Report urges you to apply now!  For anyone who is looking for a warm climate to paint in February, this is the time and place!

 

 

 

 

Artists Association of Jupiter

&

A Unique Art Gallery

226 Center Street Suite 8 Jupiter, FL 33458

561-529-2748

 

 

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 CALL TO ARTISTS

2nd Annual Plein Air Event

 

 

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The Artists Association of Jupiter is a collaboration of artists who work together to promote the awareness of art and education to the community and surrounding counties. Its venue, A Unique Art Gallery, opened its doors in June of 2010. The gallery is staffed and operated with the help of volunteer gallery artists. Each month on the second Wednesday, the Gallery hosts special exhibits with a wine and cheese reception. We feature one or more of our artists with a portion of all sales benefiting different local charities.

 

 

Learn more about the organization, its artists and programs on the Association’s website, www.artistsassociationofjupiter.com

For more information on these event call or email the Gallery at 561-747-2024 or austinartglass@bellsouth.net

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Artists Association of Jupiter Presents “Color of Light” with David Kraft


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The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents: “Color of Light”, a breathtaking collection of photographs with amazing clarity, depth and light, which are often mistaken as paintings, by award winning photographer, David Kraft. A portion of proceeds from sales of photographs and artwork by other artist members of AAOJ will benefit PACE Center for Girls, Palm Beach.  The Rickie Report looks forward to seeing you there on Wednesday, October 8th.  Here are some previews and details.

 

 

Artists Association of Jupiter

&

A Unique Art Gallery

Present:

“Color of Light”

Photography of David Kane

Opening Reception:

Wednesday, October 8th  

5:30- 7:30 pm

A Portion of Proceeds of Sales Benefits:

PACE Center for Girls

226 Center Street Suite 8       Jupiter, FL 33458

561-529-2748

 

 

 

The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents: “Color of Light”, a breathtaking collection of photographs with amazing clarity, depth and light, which are often mistaken as paintings, by award winning photographer, David Kraft. This event will be held on Wednesday October 8 from 5:30-7:30 at A Unique Art Gallery, 226 Center St #8 in Jupiter. A portion of proceeds from sales of photographs and artwork by other artist members of AAOJ will benefit PACE Center for Girls, Palm Beach, http://www.pacecenter.org/

 

 

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David Kraft is a digital photographer, specializing in adventure photography with a style that creates the illusion of being there by producing images with amazing clarity, depth and light. Many of his landscapes are photographed during multi-day hikes into the wilderness, where he captures aspects of nature that few have the opportunity to experience in person.

 

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An avid runner, David stays in hiking shape by training and running marathons. He has completed several, including running The Boston Marathon four times. When not traveling or taking pictures, you can find David in his garage, tinkering away on his antique motorcycles. He resides in Jupiter, Florida with his wife Lisa.

 

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The PACE Model

PACE Center for Girls, Inc. is a nationally recognized and research based model that features a balanced emphasis on academics and social services with a focus on the future for middle and high-school aged girls and young women.

 

 

  • The foundation of PACE is the gender-responsive culture, providing a safe environment that celebrates girls, services that take into account how girls learn and develop, and staff that understand the lives of girls and can respond to their strengths and challenges. The strength-based approach focuses on the unique potential of each girl. Our gender-responsive program is successful because of the strong relationships the PACE staff build with the girls and the keen sense of accountability the staff instils in them.

 

  • With a demonstrated record of success, PACE uses a holistic, strength-based and asset building model specifically responsive to the needs of girls and which is recognized as among the most effective programs in the country for keeping girls from entering the juvenile justice system.

 

  • PACE Center for Girls values all girls and young women, believing each one deserves an opportunity to find her voice, achieve her potential and celebrate a life defined by responsibility, dignity, serenity and grace.

 

  • PACE provides Academic Services, Social Services and Transition Services:Academic Services
    • Core classes taught by certified teachers
    • Small class sizes
    • Academic advisors meet with girls to assess grades and goals
    • Remediation is offered, if neededSocial Services
    • Every girl is assigned a counselor
    • Girls complete an initial needs assessment and ongoing needs assessment
    • Counselors develop care plans based on needs assessment
    • Counselors meet with girls to address care plans and progress in meeting goals
    • Counselors meet with parents/guardians monthly to address girls’ progress
    • Girls attend Spirited Girls! (life management group) and psycho-educational groups to address social service needsTransition Services
    • Girls who transition from the program are assigned a transition counselor for follow-up care
    • Transition counselors work with girls for up to three years after leaving PACE
    • Counselors assist girls with their future goals
    • Girls have the opportunity to participate in PACEWorks! (an after school program that focuses on education and careers)

 

  • PACE Center for Girls Palm Beach is located in West Palm Beach and was founded in 1996. Since opening, PACE Palm Beach has served over 1,000 local girls. The center is located off South Military Trail just South of Summit Boulevard.

 

 

The Artists Association of Jupiter is a collaboration of artists who work together to promote the awareness of art and education to the community and surrounding counties. Its venue, A Unique Art Gallery, opened its doors in June of 2010.

 

Learn more about the organization, its artists and programs on the Association’s website, www.artistsassociationofjupiter.com   For more information on this event call or email the Gallery at 561-529-2748 or info@artistsassociationofjupiter.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

“Chile in Color” by Raymonde Talleyrand at A Unique Art Gallery and Artists Association of Jupiter


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A Unique Art Gallery and The Artists Association of Jupiter  (AAOJ) Proudly Present “Chile in Color”, a SOLO exhibit by Raymonde Talleyrand. This event will be held on Wednesday June 11th. A portion of proceeds from the sale of art works created by Raymonde and the artists of AAOJ, will benefit the Haitian organization for Health Services (HOHS) a not for profit organization. The Rickie Report invites you to see this South American country’s diversity in climate, landscapes, history, culture and resources. More details are here.

 

 

 

Artists Association of Jupiter

and

A Unique Art Gallery 

Present:

“Chile in Color”

SOLO exhibit by Raymonde Talleyrand

 

 

Wednesday, June 11

6 – 8 pm

 

226 Center Street   Suite 8

Jupiter, FL  33458

 561-529-2748 

 

 

A Unique Art Gallery and The Artists Association of Jupiter  (AAOJ) Proudly Presents: “Chile in Color”, a solo exhibit by artist Rymonde Talleyrand. This event will be held on Wednesday June 11, 6:00-8:00 pm at  A Unique Art Gallery, 226 Center St #8, Jupiter. A portion of proceeds from the sale of art works created by Raymonde and the artists of AAOJ, will benefit the Haitian Organization for Health Services (HOHS) a not for profit organization.

 

 

Figurative Study by Raymonde Talleyrand

Figurative Study by Raymonde Talleyrand

 

You are invited to see Chile in vivid colors as Raymonde Talleyrand shares her journey on canvas. This South American country spread on the Pacific Sea presents the most diversity in climate, landscapes, history, culture and resources.

 

 

Raymonde Tallyrande at work

Raymonde Talleyrand at work

 

 

The art exhibition of “Chile in Color” will feature Raymonde’s most vibrant colors in acrylics on canvas.   Raymonde tells us, “I believe that I was born an artist because of my interest in designs and color at an early age. My hope is to be a messenger of beauty to the viewer. This is my motivation. I value beauty in nature, photographs and people. I like interesting shades of light and shadows, expressing them on canvas gives me joy.” http://www.raymondesgallery.com/

 

 

 

"Flowers" by Raymonde Talleyrand

“Flowers” by Raymonde Talleyrand

 

 

Born in Haiti, Raymonde began doodling and sketching at a tender age. She would silence her desire to study art when a choice of career became necessary. Raymonde graduated from Pharmacy School and would get back to her artistic talent on a part-time basis. She soon got the opportunity to be a student of Barbara Minch, a well known New- Jersey artist who introduced her to different media, using the graph system and other techniques. She participated in numerous juried shows and exhibited her work with Exhibitor Co-op founded by Barbara Minch. She was a second prize winner at the South Orange Art Show in South Orange, NJ . Raymonde has also worked on commissions of children’s portraits.

 

"Fish" by Raymonde Talleyrand

“Fish” by Raymonde Talleyrand

 

Moving to Florida in the tropical setting of her dreams, she joined the Andros Isles Art Group under the mentoring abilities of Karen Knight, and became a member of the  Wellington Art Society. Raymonde participated in Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places in 2008. Her artwork was chosen and displayed at Palm Beach International Airport.

 

Floral study by Raymonde Talleyrand

Floral study by Raymonde Talleyrand

 

Along with her fellow members of The Artists Association of Jupiter, Raymonde now sells her work in her own gallery, A Unique Art Gallery,  in Jupiter. Versatile and in love with strong light and shade, Raymonde is happy to express her talent. Realism with creative expression give her a special touch with any subject.

 

 

This month’s event will help The Haitian Organization for Health Services (HOHS), a nonprofit benevolent corporation functioning under the laws of the State of New York. HOHS was founded in 1993 by health care workers (nurses, physicians, social workers, health technologists, etc) who were concerned about the deterioration of the healthcare system in Haiti.  The mission of HOHS is to provide comprehensive services that will promote and preserve the health of the people in Haiti. hohs1993@gmail.com 

 

 

 

 

The Artists Association of Jupiter is a collaboration of artists who work together to promote the awareness of art and education to the community and surrounding counties. Its venue, A Unique Art Gallery, opened its doors in June of 2010.  Learn more about the organization, its artists and programs on the Association’s website, www.artistsassociationofjupiter.com   or e-mail: auniqueartgallery@comcast.net

 

For more information on this event call or email the Gallery at 561-529-2748 or info@artistsassociationofjupiter.com 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

61-537-0291

Susan Oakes’ Photography: From Traditional Media to Bitmaps and Vectors


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Susan Oakes recently took an award at the Photography exhibit at A Unique Art Gallery in Jupiter and is one of the artists at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre’s 18th Annual Member’s Juried Exhibition.  The Opening Reception is on June 11th.  In addition, Susan’s work will be displayed and selling at Palm Beach Home Interiors in Lake Worth.  The Rickie Report urges you to stop by and see her artistry. Susan also explains bitmap images, digital painting and vector graphics as we believe an educated art lover becomes an informed art patron.

 

 

 Susan Oakes’

 

Digital Artistry

 

 

 

Palm Beach Home Interiors

716 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL

561-249-7002

Begins June 2nd

 And

 

Palm Beach Photographic Centre 

415 Clematis Street  W.Palm Beach, FL

June 12 – August 2, 2014

Opening Reception:

Wednesday, June 11 – 6 to 8 pm

 

 

 

Susan Oakes’ photography recently took an award and cash prize at the Artists Association of Jupiter at A Unique Art Gallery.  Her wonder filled work can be seen at Palm Beach Home Interiors, Lake Avenue in Lake Worth beginning June 2nd as well as  at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre for their 18th Annual Member’s Show.  The Opening Reception takes place on Wednesday, June 11th from 6- 8 pm.  The Centre is located at 415 Clematis Street in West Palm Beach.  The exhibit is free and open to the public.

 

 

Blush Sea Grape

“Blush Sea Grape” by Susan Oakes

 

 

This year’s MEMBERS’ SHOW is being judged by internationally renowned photographer Vincent Versace, a pioneer in the art and science of digital photography. Hailed by Nikon as “one of the top photography artists and visual storytellers in the world,” Versace is a recipient of the Computerworld Smithsonian Award in Media Arts & Entertainment and the Shellenberg fine art award, and his work is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum of American History.

 

 

"Twisted Hibiscus" by Susan Oakes

“Twisted Hibiscus” by Susan Oakes

Also on exhibition at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre will be PICTURE MY WORLD, which has served disadvantaged children throughout the Palm Beaches since 1997. Program funding is provided through a Lost Tree Foundation grant and the generosity of private donors.  Admission is FREE for both exhibitions.   The Photo Centre is located at the downtown City Center municipal complex at 415 Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, please call 561.253.2600 or visit www.workshop.org or www.fotofusion.org.

 

 

Susan Oakes

Susan Oakes

 

 

Bitmap Images vs. Vector Graphics

 

 

Susan explains, “Bitmap Images- also known as raster or pixel based images, are based on a grid of colors known as pixels. You edit groups of pixels rather than objects or shapes. They represent subtle gradations of shade and color, they are appropriate for continuous tone images such as photographs or artwork created in painting programs”.

 

"Bird of Paradise"  by Susan Oakes

“Bird of Paradise” by Susan Oakes

“The disadvantage, Susan shares, is they contain a fixed number of pixels and can lose detail and quality when scaled up. If you’ve ever downloaded an image from the internet (low resolution) and then tried to print it (high resolution) only to discover that it looks awful, you demonstrated this fact”.

 

 

"Hibiscus" by Susan Oakes

“Hibiscus” by Susan Oakes

 

“Vector graphics are made of lines and curves defined by mathematical objects called vectors.They retain their crispness if they are moved or resized. They are appropriate for illustrations, type, and graphics such as logos which must be scaled to different sizes. So a logo designed for a business card can be enlarged to display on a store front or billboard without any loss of quality whatsoever. If this is tried with raster or bitmapped images they become blurry or pixelated and fall apart”, Susan shares.

 

Meeting Susan

 

TRR:  Tell us about your background

SO:

 

I am a well fed ‘starving’ artist. I tend to inhabit a nether world between digital painting, photography and illustration. Although I have a background in traditional media (anything which uses hands, artist tools, and pigments, without the aid of computer hardware and software), I now work mostly in digital media, although I regularly get the yearning to get my hands back into charcoal, paint, clay, etc. There is an tactile immediacy about traditional media which is removed in the digital world, but on the other side of the coin, the digital world presents tools, methods and capabilities which are impossible in traditional media. There are, however, many commonalities, including basic composition, form, color theory, etc. which are fundamental to both. I prefer to dwell on these commonalities rather than the differences…..

 

 

"Spread My Wings", A Digital Doodle by Susan Oakes

“Spread My Wings”, A Digital Doodle by Susan Oakes

TRR:  How do you explain the complexities of your work?

SO:

 

I find that many people don’t really understand what they are looking at when viewing my work. Recently at one of my exhibits, one of the gallery owners looked at my piece and said to me, “It looks like you ran a few filters.” Nothing could be farther from the truth. There is nothing “automatic” or “mechanized” about my art. The kiss of death is usually when I admit to doing “computer art”, “digital imaging” or <gasp> “Photoshop”.

 

 

 

Now I know Photoshop has gotten a bad rap lately, what with women’s bodies “Photoshopped” into ideals of impossible-to-obtain “beauty” fueled by the beauty/fashion and Hollywood worlds. I am a Photoshop teacher, and although I demonstrate how to do these questionable things, I always implore my students to retouch responsibly. Just because you can do something does not necessarily mean you should do it. I teach not just the What and How, but the Why.

 

TRR:  So, many people assume that because your artwork has a computer component, it is less valued?

SO:

 

 

Just because I’ve used computer hardware and software to create or enhance an image doesn’t mean that I pushed a few buttons and I was done. On the contrary this is a double edged sword. When working in traditional media, say oils, and you change your mind too many times (depending upon the pigments used) you will make mud on the canvas. In watercolor, you may wear a hole in the paper. But working digitally, you can undo and redo countless times, even start over and ….. eventually ….. you grow old and die! I find that I must discipline myself to recognize when I’ve learned as much as I will learn from a piece and that it is time to finish and move on!

 

"Regeneration" by Susan Oakes

“Regeneration” by Susan Oakes

 Note: This was included in Art Ascent Magazine June, 2013: Link is here:    http://artascent.com/emergence-winners-june-2013/

 

 

My photography starts out with a digital image which is then enhanced with software. This may entail special effects, yes, but it is applied by hand with a graphics tablet, so I am simulating the action of drawing or painting with the stylus. When I say “digital painting” I mean it. I use one stroke at a time in many instances to build up the effect I want. A typical photo will include many layers upon layers with different effects which interact with each other to create different looks.

 

 

My vector illustrations many times will start with a base photo I’ve taken, but when I’m done the photo is not visible at all. Vector illustrations, by their nature, have a crispness, a clarity which is not typical of pixel-based images.

 

"Aqua Vista" by Susan Oakes

“Aqua Vista” by Susan Oakes

 

Another area I love to explore is photo collage, of which I have provided a few samples. The large one, “Aqua Vista” is a composite of thirteen different photos essentially melded into one composition. Here, I look for how the individual images relate to each other and then use the tools and methods in Photoshop to create the composite. Again, they contain a multitude of layers and effects, not unlike a multi media piece. Often times when I take photos it is not to use them as stand alone images, but as part of a composite.

 

"Palm Boot Leaf" by Susan Oakes

“Palm Boot Leaf” by Susan Oakes

 

Digital Photo Painting: My latest exploration is with vegetation which is past its prime. (Sounds better than dead leaves.) I am seeking to reveal the structure and intricate detail of these specimens when they have started to wane. I see a beauty in this phase which is the opposite of the start of the life cycle. Many times I am astonished at the detail which is captured in the file, but is not evident until I tease it out with the methods I use.

 

 

Susan’s website is filled with information as well as her many pieces of art work.  In addition, she offers classes and workshops. 

 

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For more information about Susan’s artwork, please visit   Susan Oakes   SuOakes Graphic Design     http://www.suoakesdesign.com    http://www.suoakesart.com   or call 561-432-4633

 

 

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Photography With a Different Point of View


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S. Aaron Hopkins stopped at the Art Synergy booth during Art Palm Beach asking how to become more involved in the local art scene, as he was new to the area.  He had come to the right place!  In this article, The Rickie Report shares his good news of being accepted into a juried photography exhibit.  He is an accomplished photographer whose work has been described as “gritty, vivid and humanistic. We urge you to stop by the “World Through the Lens” at A Unique Art Gallery  May 14 – June 6th to see Mr. Hopkins’ work!

 

S.A. Hopkins

 

“World Through The Lens”

A Unique Art Gallery

 

Opening Reception – Public Welcome!

Wednesday, May 14th

5:30-7:30 pm

226 Center Street – Suite 8       

Jupiter, Florida  33458

561-529-2748

 
 
S.A. Hopkins will be showing his photography as part of the juried exhibit, “The World Through the Lens”.  The show takes place at A Unique Art Gallery located in Jupiter, FL and is hosted by the Artists Association of Jupiter. The judge for this show is Durga Garcia.
"Savannah Morning" by S.A. Hopkins

“Savannah Morning” by S.A. Hopkins

There will be a public reception on Wednesday, May 14th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  The exhibit will run through June 6th.  A Unique Art Gallery is located at  226 Center Street, Jupiter, Suite 8.  For more details about this exhibit please call 561.529.2748.

 

"Reading" by S.A.Hopkins

“Reading” by S.A.Hopkins

 Aaron tells The Rickie Report, “I can’t remember if there was a moment when I decided to become a photographer. I’ve been shooting since I had my first camera, a simple Kodak Instamatic. In fact, through the years, photography has been the one constant in my life.”
"Aaronnoire" by S.A. Hopkins

“Aaronnoire” by S.A. Hopkins

He goes on to share, ” I’ve spent nearly four decades walking around with my camera, taking pictures — or ‘making pictures’ as Ansel Adams once said.  Many of my photographer friends refer to my work as ‘vivid, humanistic, gritty or sublime’. I will let you be the judge.”
"Lincoln Road" by S.A.Hopkins

“Lincoln Road” by S.A.Hopkins

Some of Aaron’s favorite work includes photos he made in downtown Miami and South Beach many years ago – before the glitz and glamour.  He is fascinated by the contrast between then and now.  He says, “As a published cartoonist and illustrator, I also look for more amusing juxtapositions, especially in my street photography.”
"Window Face" by S.A. Hopkins

“Window Face” by S.A. Hopkins

“What I hope my photography captures a moment of visual poetry.  Sometimes it is a bit of irony, other times it is simply a face that catches my interest.  I shoot with intention, but I’m often pleased with the accidental or unexpected that many arise. In the end, it is my hope that these photographs will make you think, feel ….and at least put your cell phone down for a few minutes.”
"Old Man and Mannequin" by S.A.Hopkins

“Old Man and Mannequin” by S.A.Hopkins

Marianne V. is an avid follower of Aaron’s work.  She states, ”  It’s a rare occasion that you come across a photographer that really makes a difference.  I’d like you to look at the work of such a photographer, S.A. Hopkins.  I came across his work on one of the photo sharing sites and I’ve been following  his work for quite some time now. I’ve seen the impact his images have on his audience.  So what makes this photographer so unique? He doesn’t just register the world around him. He photographs with engagement, a close personal connection to his subjects, whether it’s on the streets or more personal subjects and with a passion and a keen and unique eye that makes his oeuvre so compelling… his work is subtle, humorous or gritty at times, but always has the power to evoke emotions to the viewer.”
 
 
Mr. Hopkins’ book “Faces and Places” is in the “Staff Picks” section of the Blurb Bookstore and can be found here:
 
 Blurb’s review:
“It’s hard to choose just one image from S.A. Hopkins’s collection “Faces and Places,” but this one is a real standout for us [photo of the man with hat, shown in this article]. From analog street photography to digital landscapes, the range in this book is fascinating. Though it covers 40 years, there’s a remarkable consistency to the work, but also a sense of personal innovation and exploration. Congrats on a great book!”
 

For comments, general inquiries, or on publishing / purchasing his work please contact Mr. Hopkins at: photesthesia@comcast.net or 804-901-1909  or visit photesthesia.com

To purchase prints: http://society6.com/sahopkins (or call 804-901-1909)

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Artists Association of Jupiter Presents: “The World Through The Lens”


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The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents: “The World Through the Lens” 2014, a Juried Photography Exhibition and Sale. This exhibit has been juried by Durga Garcia. The exhibition, opening reception and awards ceremony will take place at A Unique Art Gallery on May 14, 2014.  The public is welcome!  The Rickie Report shares the details (but no sneak peaks of the winners) in this article.

Artists Association of Jupiter

 

Presents:

 

“The World Through The Lens”

A Juried Photography Exhibit

 

Public Reception/Awards Ceremony

 

Wednesday, May 14th   5:30-7:30 pm

 

A Unique Gallery

 

 

226 Center Street Suite 8

Jupiter, FL  33458

 561-529-2748

 

 

The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents: “The World Through the Lens” 2014, a Juried Photography Exhibition and Sale. This event is a juried entrance event.  The exhibition, opening reception and awards ceremony will take place at A Unique Art Gallery on May 14, 2014, 5:30-7:30.  This a free event and the public is welcome to attend.  The exhibit continues through June 5th.

 

 

 

 All accepted photographs will be on display and for sale at the Gallery through June 5th.  The artists who entered this competition could choose from different categories including:  Travel, Domestic Animals, Nature and People.

 

Durga Garcia, Certified Fine Art Appraiser and Fine Art Photographer was the Judge.  She is a well published, internationally exhibited, merited and awarded photographer of fine art images and conceptual portraits.  Ms. Garcia’s photographs are found in public and private collections.  

 

The Artists Association of Jupiter along with Juror, Durga Garcia, will announce the awards during the exhibition’s Opening Reception.  Best in Show, First Place, Second Place and Third Place winners will receive cash awards.   In addition, there will also be two Honorable Mentions awarded.  All photographs will be on exhibit and for sale through June 5, 2014.

 

 

The Artists Association of Jupiter is a collaboration of artists who work together to promote the awareness of art and education to the community and surrounding counties. Its venue, A Unique Art Gallery, opened its doors in June of 2010.  Learn more about the organization, its artists and programs on the Association’s website, www.artistsassociationofjupiter.com

 

 

For more information on this event call or email the Gallery at 561-529-2748 or info@artistsassociationofjupiter.com 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

First Annual Plein Air Jupiter Invites Public to Events


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The First Annual Plein Air Jupiter event is not just for artists!  While it is being organized by The Artists Association of Jupiter, this is a great opportunity for art lovers and those who are curious about what “plein air” is all about.  The Rickie Report urges you to stop by A Unique Art Gallery on Center Street in Jupiter on March 29th from 5 – 7 pm.  You can see  and purchase “fresh off the easel” art works by painters from around the United States!  More details are here

 

 

Artists Association of Jupiter

&

A Unique Art Gallery

 

Presents:

 

Annual Plein Air Jupiter

Saturday, March 29th

5 – 7 pm

 

   AWARDS AND PURCHASE

PLEIN AIR PAINTINGS

5 – 7 pm 

 

226 Center Street, Suite 8

Jupiter, FL

 

 

Plein Air describes the act of painting outdoors and was first practiced by the Impressionist Masters Monet, Pissarro and Renoir during the mid-1800’s.  With the introduction of oil paints in tubes, painters ventured outdoors to directly study the effect of diffused light.  Today, plein air paintings are still viewed as masterpieces which capture the fleeing effects of light, shadow & passing cloud formations. Typically completed in three hours, plein air paintings are completely unique in subject, style and execution.  No longer confined to oil painters, plein air attracts artists of all mediums – acrylic, watercolor and pastel – and each type uniquely captures the essence of the moment. 

 

 

 

"St. Simons Island Salt Marsh" by Sharon Doyle

 

Artists from across the United States will be descending on Jupiter for this one-day event!  While some had already planned to be here for vacation, others ( from Ohio, Massachusetts and Oregon) decided to sign up just for this event!

 

"Lighthouse" by Hugh O'Neill (Plein Air)

 

On Saturday, March 29th, these artists will paint different areas of the Town of Jupiter from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. They will gather at A Unique Art Gallery , where esteemed juror, Hugh O’Neill will preside.  Hugh is a member of both the American Impressionist Society and Oil Painters of America.  Born and raised in Belfast, Ireland, Hugh graduated from the University of Ulster in 1985 with extensive studies in Nante and Paris, France.  We encourage you to visit his website:  www.oneillgalleries.com.

 

 

"Morning Light, Chatham" by Sharon Doyle (Plein Air)

 

Awards totaling  $2,500 in cash and merchandise will be given to the top three artists and three Honorable Mention awards.  The public is welcome to the artists reception, awards ceremony and art sale.  If you want to purchase more plein air masterpieces, don’t worry, there’s another opportunity.  The winners’ pieces will be on display at A Unique Art Gallery for the month of April.  And, up to fifty other original works will also be display.

 

 

"Caspercian Beach" by Sharon Doyle (Plein Air)

“Caspercian Beach” by Sharon Doyle (Plein Air)

 

Proceeds from this event will go to the participating artist and towards funding the arts in Jupiter. Best of all, the public will have an opportunity to purchase artworks directly off the artist’s easel. Look for them painting our Jupiter Lighthouse, in and around DuBois Park, out on the jetty or along the beaches and even at our historic railroad station in Sawfish Park.  Pick your favorite oil, acrylic, pastel or watercolorist.  Follow them back to A Unique Art Gallery (226 Center Street)! 

 

"The Quarters" by Sharon Boyle (Plein Air)

 

 

The First Annual Plein Air Event of Jupiter is being sponsored by the following local companies: M & M Galleries, Country Club Charters, Jerry’s Artarama and Raymond James of Jupiter.  National sponsorship is being provided by PleinAir Magazine, Gamblin Oil Paints and SourceTek Canvas Panels.

 

A Unique Art Gallery  offers both working and exhibition space. It is located at 226 Center Street, Suite 8 in Jupiter, FL. The gallery is staffed full-time by Gallery Director, Denise LeClair-Robbins  and operated with the help of volunteer gallery artists. Each month on the 2nd Wednesday, the Gallery hosts special exhibits with an opening reception which includes a raffle. A portion of all sales is donated to different local charities.  The gallery is fully equipped with work space and class room in the rear, a small kitchen and bathroom and a desk area in the front of the exhibition space.  There is ample parking space directly in front of the gallery to accomodate events and routine gallery traffic. The gallery currently represents over 20 artists and we are always seeking additional qualified artists. For more information, please contact our gallery directly via email at auniqueartgallery@comcast.net or by phone at 561-529-2748

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 


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