Ft. Lauderdale Branch National League of American Pen Women Offers Lois Perdue’s Bigger (a little bit), Faster, Looser Abstract Painting Workshop Friday, January 31 At ArtServe. Open To Members And Non-Members

Learn how to create your own bold, vibrant abstracts in Lois Perdue’s Bigger (a little bit), Faster, Looser Abstract Painting Workshop.  The Fort Lauderdale Branch of National League of American Pen Women invite members and non-members to learn new techniques to create their abstract paintings on Friday, January 31 at ArtServe.  Class size is limited, so you must register before January 23.  The Rickie Report shares the details and shares the accolades from Lois’ students.  Do this for yourself! Each year the Fort Lauderdale Branch awards three $1,250 Scholarships to Broward College Women for Art, Writing and Music. This is a fabulous artist networking opportunity!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lois Perdue’s Bigger (a little bit), Faster, Looser Abstract Painting Workshop

 

 

  10 am to 2 pm      Friday, January 31, 2020

$45.00 Members   $55.00 Non-Members 

 

 

 

 

Class size is limited so please register before Thursday, January 23rd!

Email Tammy Seymour at Tseymour53@comcast.net   or call her at 954-288-7972

 

 

 

 

 

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 ArtServe

 

 

 

“Blue Like Jazz” by Lois Perdue

 

 

 

 

Learn how to create your own bold, vibrant abstracts in Lois Perdue’s Bigger (a little bit), Faster, Looser Abstract Painting Workshop.

 

 

 

 

“Easy Like Sunday Morning” by Lois Perdue

 

“As a teaching tool, students will be provided with an array of carefully selected mini magazine clips based on color and composition,” said Lois. “This guides them to begin to create some of their own beautiful unique abstract designs.” 

 

 

 

 

The technique Lois uses to achieve beautiful abstract designs is the same one she uses in her popular mini abstract workshops!

Many of her students have asked to paint a bit larger and a little bit looser in her workshops.

 

 

“Ocean Fetish” by Lois Perdue

Lois tells the Rickie Report:

 

“I am bumping up the canvas size this time so students will be working on 11 x 14 formats rather than the usual mini 5 x 7 sizes,” she said.  “I’ll continue to use the same techniques that have worked so successfully for me for a number of years-using the mini 5 x 7 magazine clips for inspiration as it allows me to better visualize the design. Starting with this mini technique is not intimidating even for new abstract artists and allows them a place to start so they are not just staring at a blank canvas”, said Lois. “ Some of my returning students will build upon their techniques and experiment with paints, inks and collage (or bring old failed paintings) to create some of their own organic abstract artwork in this new looser, bigger workshop.” 

In the workshop Lois will begin on the 11 x 14 canvas with the first layers of watercolor paints, acrylics/inks, stencils and mark making to create a foundation. Then she said it would be “sealed “and many more layers would be applied to create depth. 

 A supply list will be provided upon registering. 

(Although Lois paints on watercolor paper, canvas and wood panel, she prefers the magic of a plastic paper called Yupo. It has a slick surface unlike the more absorbent watercolorcolor paper; when Yupo meets water media the colors virtually explode. She begins all her first layers with watercolor paints/inks, powdered watercolor pigments, glazes and markings to establish a ‘busy” foundation and then proceeds to acrylic paints/inks charcoal, pen for marking and collage.  She holds the first layers with polymer medium or varnish so the paint doesn’t “move”! and then begins to apply subsequent layers. Many of Lois’ finished paintings on Yupo have between 10 to 15 layers, each layer has been “set” with varnish to hold the colors. To see some of her work please visit her website at:  www.loisperdue.com)

Lois realized how much of an impact using the “small formats” technique made in her own artwork practice. Soon she began receiving awards and recognition in national, state and local competitions with her larger format works. 

In addition to the recognition, she got another bonus: Students wanted to learn how to paint abstract design techniques-from her!   She was asked to teach —something she loves to do—and for the past several years has been teaching these concepts to local students at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale and elsewhere at venues throughout the local area upon request!

Classes are filled with returning students who just want to “change up” their art style and artists who just want to bring some “zing” to their style through abstract art techniques. 

 

About Lois

After working in other creative fields, I discovered a passion for Abstract painting. Although I had briefly studied oil painting, sculpting and weaving, entering that first abstract class was just the beginning of an amazing journey for me. Here I could use my energy, spontaneity and vision.  I could paint where nothing is ever “wrong” and there are no “rules”. I use fantasies, feelings and my imagination combined with colors, shapes, materials, concepts and designs to create my own way of expressing myself through Abstract Art.

Lois, who has lived in South Florida her entire life, has been recognized in National, State and Local juried art competitions. Her vibrant, abstract expressionist paintings have won many awards. Lois regularly takes workshop classes with Nationally recognized artists who provide their expertise and enthusiasm for her to continue her passion for painting!

Lois is an active member of a number of business and art-related Local, State and National art organizations including the International Society of Experimental Artists, Florida Watercolor Society, Gold Coast Watercolor Society, Weston, Plantation, Broward Art Guilds. Davie-Cooper City Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Executive Club and National League of American Pen Women, Fort Lauderdale Branch where she serves as first vice president and program chair.

 

 

About the The National League of American Pen Women Inc.

The National League of American Pen Women Inc. is a non-profit organization, made up of professional women in the arts.  The object of the League is to create progression and advancement in literary work, visual arts and musical composition.

Since its founding in 1897, the League continues to seek higher mental and intellectual development, with excellent networking and friendships among members, while maintaining a high, broad standard of work, effort and strength that comes from the union.
Members share their creativity in a number of ways, including workshops, discussion groups, performances, demonstrations and lectures.  Writing and poetry contests, art exhibitions (both juried and non-juried) and music composition competitions, conducted at all levels, branch state, and national. 

Each year the Fort Lauderdale Branch awards three $1,250 Scholarships to Broward College Women for Art, Writing and Music.

 

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society Announces Three Workshops: Karen Knutson, Anne Abgott & Steve Rogers. Open To Non-Members

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society – A Watermedia Group (GCWS) is a resource for artists, both new and experienced.  GCWS offers Opportunities to learn, paint and sketch; Workshops taught by nationally recognized artists; An annual membership show; Juried shows in venues such as museums, galleries and local businesses; Paint-Ins with live models; Lectures and demonstrations, showing “how it’s done” by selected artists; Non-juried group shows in local libraries and other public venues plus Plein air painting opportunities. The Rickie Report shares the details of three workshops: Karen Knutson, Anne Abgott, and Steve Rogers.  These are open to non-members and we urge you to network with this organization to further your techniques and achievements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society

A Watermedia Group

ArtServe

1350 Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Please Join Us!

 

 

Meetings are held October through May

3rd Tuesday of each month

7 pm  at  Artserve

 

 

 

 

GCWS Workshops – 2020

Art Serve

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304

 

 

 

 

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$350 for Members $395 for Non-Members

 

Karen Knutson will open your eyes to Gustav  Klimt as you delve into acrylic for the first time  or as an experienced painter. This workshop will emphasize good design with lots of tricks and techniques to push you into Klimt’s world. New to acrylic inexpensive paints may be used for the process. No drawing skills are necessary to enter this playful but expressive workshop.

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Anne Abgott AWS, NWS   February 18-20 2020

 

 

 

 

 

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$350 for Members $395 for Non-Members

Anne Abgott, in her Daring color and more! You will learn to exaggerate the possibilities of an Image. Design, photo shop, power repetition, balance, color games through mingling with a different image produced each day. One day will venture into opaques. All will be learned as you work from Anne’s photo or if you choose to work with your own photo. All Levels are welcome. You will never fear watercolor again!

 

 

 

Steve Rogers AWS, NWS  March 17-19, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$350 for Members and $395 For Non- Members

Join Steve Rogers as we discover the pure Joy of painting intuitive Abstract Painting with Fluid Acrylics , Watercolor Pencils and Crayons. Letting go and realizing that there are no rules, depending entirely on understanding Design and Color Theory. All of which will be thoroughly explained and illustrated. Then the fun begins. Lots of intuitive painting time with help finding your direction and finally what it takes to pull an Abstract together.

 

 

How to Pay:

PayPal or You can reserve your seat by paying online

at www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com/

Or contact Teresa Kirk at 954-436-2858   swgftl@aol.com

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society Announces Three Workshops: Karen Knutson, Anne Abgott & Steve Rogers For 2020. Open To Non-Members. Register Now!

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society – A Watermedia Group (GCWS) is a resource for artists, both new and experienced.  GCWS offers Opportunities to learn, paint and sketch; Workshops taught by nationally recognized artists; An annual membership show; Juried shows in venues such as museums, galleries and local businesses; Paint-Ins with live models; Lectures and demonstrations, showing “how it’s done” by selected artists; Non-juried group shows in local libraries and other public venues plus Plein air painting opportunities. The Rickie Report shares the details of three workshops: Karen Knutson, Anne Abgott, and Steve Rogers.  These are open to non-members and we urge you to network with this organization to further your techniques and achievements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society

A Watermedia Group

ArtServe

1350 Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Please Join Us!

 

 

Meetings are held October through May

3rd Tuesday of each month

7 pm  at  Artserve

 

 

 

 

GCWS Workshops – 2020

Art Serve

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304

 

 

 

 

Karen Knutson AWS, NWS page2image19814208Jan 21-23, 2020

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page2image19814784 page2image19814976 page2image19815360 page2image19815552 page2image19815744 page2image19815936 page2image19816128

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$350 for Members $395 for Non-Members

 

Karen Knutson will open your eyes to Gustav  Klimt as you delve into acrylic for the first time  or as an experienced painter. This workshop will emphasize good design with lots of tricks and techniques to push you into Klimt’s world. New to acrylic inexpensive paints may be used for the process. No drawing skills are necessary to enter this playful but expressive workshop.

page2image19818240

 

 

Anne Abgott AWS, NWS   February 18-20 2020

 

 

 

 

 

page2image19818432 page2image19818624 page2image19818816 page2image19819008 page2image19819200 page2image19819392

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$350 for Members $395 for Non-Members

Anne Abgott, in her Daring color and more! You will learn to exaggerate the possibilities of an Image. Design, photo shop, power repetition, balance, color games through mingling with a different image produced each day. One day will venture into opaques. All will be learned as you work from Anne’s photo or if you choose to work with your own photo. All Levels are welcome. You will never fear watercolor again!

 

 

 

Steve Rogers AWS, NWS  March 17-19, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$350 for Members and $395 For Non- Members

Join Steve Rogers as we discover the pure Joy of painting intuitive Abstract Painting with Fluid Acrylics , Watercolor Pencils and Crayons. Letting go and realizing that there are no rules, depending entirely on understanding Design and Color Theory. All of which will be thoroughly explained and illustrated. Then the fun begins. Lots of intuitive painting time with help finding your direction and finally what it takes to pull an Abstract together.

 

 

How to Pay:

PayPal or You can reserve your seat by paying online

at www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com/

Or contact Teresa Kirk at 954-436-2858   swgftl@aol.com

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

New Clay Pottery And Sculpture Classes For Adults With Walter O’Neill Begin Thursday, June 13 At Northeast High School In Oakland Park, FL.

Walter O’Neill is teaching Clay: Pottery and Sculpting classes for adults at Northeast High School in Oakland Park, FL. Beginners and intermediate students are welcome. Register now for classes which start on Thursday, June 13. Experimenting with clay is a wonderful way to spend the summer and re-energize your creativity!  Walter started claying three years ago and it is now his primary studio activity.  You can see Walter’s ceramic sculptures in the juried group exhibit, “Textured” at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the upcoming classes and some sneak peeks of Walter’s and his student’s creations.

 

 

 

 

 

Ceramic Mugs created by Walter O’Neill’s students

 

 

 

ADULT     POTTERY / CLAY     CLASSES

WITH  

WALTER O’NEILL

 

 

BEGIN  THURSDAY,  JUNE 13

 

 

REGISTER NOW

 

 

June 13 to August 18

Thursdays, 6pm to 9pm

8 sessions: $97

 

 

Northeast High School

700 Northeast 56th Street   Oakland Park , FL 33334

Visit the website or call the office: 754.322.1650

www.browardschools.com

 

 

 

          Ceramic Creations from Walter O’Neill’s Students

 

 

Clay:  Pottery and Sculpting Class

 

 

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

Intermediate students are also welcome and get advice while working on personal projects.

 

 

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

 

 

For more information about these classes:

Visit the website or call the office: 754.322.1650

www.browardschools.com

 

 

 

 

 

“Out of the Sea” by Walter O’Neill

 

 

“TEXTURED”

 

 

 

Opening reception: Thursday, June 13   6 – 8 pm

On view through June 28.

 

At:

 

Walter tells The Rickie Report, “I started working in ceramics three years ago. This year I have focused on more create aspects of ceramics and spending more time on ceramics.  There are many parallels between fresco and ceramics, the working process as well as use of natural earth as fundamental materials”.    

Walter’s ceramics are on exhibit at ArtServe, from June 13 through June 28 as part of a juried group exhibition, “Textured”. The artists in the exhibit are selected graduates of the Artists’ as Entrepreneur program of the Broward County Cultural Division.

 

 

For more information:

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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ArtServe Features “ENDANGERED Fort Lauderdale” From May 2 – 16. Free Admission And Parking. Reception On Saturday, May 11

The public is invited to ArtServe, as it features “ENDANGERED” Fort Lauderdale  from May 2 – 16.  Stop by for this special celebration of fine art and photography of endangered species, which benefits the Center for Great Apes.  The Reception takes place on Saturday, May 11, with refreshments, free admission, and free parking.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks, and a reminder to enter the 2019 “ENDANGERED” Exhibit, which will take place during Art Basel in Miami!   

 

 

 

 

Join us for the opening reception for 

ENDANGERED

FORT LAUDERDALE

A celebration of fine art & photography of endangered species benefitting the Center for Great Apes

 

ArtServe,  Gallery 133

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd 

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

  Saturday, May 11th 6 – 8pm

Benefits the Center for Great Apes click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy signature cocktails by award-winning Miami Club Rum and a European cheeseboard

 

 

Welcome address by Patrick A Harris,

Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale & Center for Great Apes Board Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

This beautiful and thought provoking exhibition features some of the best art and photography submitted to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest from around the world. 

The show focuses attention on the plight of endangered species and habitats and features work that both celebrates their beauty and documents the threats they face.

 

 

 

“Iguana Pair” June 2017   Oil on canvas by John Rachell  © 2018 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

The ENDANGERED exhibition is made possible, in part, by:

 

 

 

Exhibit is  Thursday, May 2nd – Thursday, May 16th 

 

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday: 9  am – 8  pm
Saturday: 10  am – 6  pm

ArtServe galleries are free and open to the public.

Parking is FREE!  

 

 

 

This exhibition benefits the Center for Great Apes (CGA), a Florida-based 501(c)(3) registered non-profit sanctuary giving lifetime care to orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. Please click here  to learn more about the Center and the wonderful work they do. Please help us support their amazing work.  

 

 

Meet Harry  

 

 

 

 

Harry, with his beautiful long hair and round cheek-pads, is a fully-flanged adult male orangutan. Harry’s background was in the entertainment business in California for a few years, but most recently he lived in Central Florida before finding a permanent home at CGA. With his sweet and agreeable disposition, Harry is charming his new caregivers and has been particularly interested in watching the noisy chimpanzees nearby. He’s eating very well now and has started to explore the grounds in our aerial trailway chutes.

 

CGA is the ONLY accredited sanctuary for orangutans in the United States. It offers a permanent home to more than 50 orangutans and chimpanzees and receives no government funding.  

 

 

Say “hello” to Marco

 

 

 

Marco is the oldest great ape at the sanctuary and arrived here in November 2005 after living alone for 30 years in a tiny, backyard cage in South Carolina.

He was born in the wilds of Africa. When his mother was shot and killed by poachers, Marco was taken to be sold and shipped to North America. He ended up with a circus family and performed in a small traveling circus in Oklahoma. When the circus trainers bought him, he had rickets (a nutritional deficiency of vitamin D). The rickets possibly affected his development and overall size because Marco is the smallest adult male chimpanzee most people have ever seen.

At 55 years old, Marco weighs only about 80 pounds (a full-grown, adult male weighs 145 to 180 pounds in captivity). People sometimes think he looks like a miniature gorilla because Marco has a very square-shaped hip and rear end stance with a lot of silver hair on his back.

When his circus owners retired, they sold the other chimpanzees in their act, but kept Marco as a pet since he was the youngest and smallest. So, for the next 30 years, he lived alone at their home never seeing another chimpanzee. When he arrived at the Center for Great Apes, he was very nervous around the other chimps, but eventually was successfully introduced to Butch, another wild-caught, older ex-circus chimpanzee. Butch and Marco are now the best of friends and don’t like to be parted from each other.

 

 

Please do something amazing and support the Center for Great Apes. Do come to the free exhibition, we will be offering annual memberships at a discounted price or donate now and know you are making a difference in the lives of over 50 intelligent and emotionally aware residents of the Center.

 

Please DONATE NOW  

Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

And don’t forget:

 

The 7th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest

is now open and accepting entries!

 

 

The contest and exhibition aim to encourage artists and photographers to focus their skill and creativity on the issues facing endangered species and habitats whilst raising funds to support the Center for Great Apes, a sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees in need of lifetime care.

 

Enter Now! 

Deadline for submission is 30th September, 2019.

Details: https://www.Art4Apes.com

Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

“Osprey at Sunset”  Photograph on aluminum by Sandy Scott  © 2014 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

You are invited to enter the 7th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest. This global, juried, online art contest aims to focus attention on the plight of endangered and threatened species/habitats. The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either:

 

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

  • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats

 

Please note – species do not have to be formally listed as endangered in order to be eligible for this contest as long as an element of threat exists.  

The Categories for entry are:

 

  • Fine Art (including sculpture, jewelry and wearable art)

 

  • Fine Art Photography (digital manipulation accepted)

  • Young Artists (birthdays on or after October 1st, 2000)

 

We encourage creativity in interpretation and communication of the theme.  

We see photography as a form of art and are happy to receive digitally manipulated photographs. 

We regret we cannot accept video or film entries in the contest.  

 

Please see the full Terms and Conditions for the specifics on how the contest will be run. You will find the Terms and Conditions in full on both the Juried Art Services website or at https://www.Art4Apes.com. Please enter jpeg images of your work through Juried Art Services website.

 

 

Cash prizes totaling $3,250 will be awarded in both the Fine Art and Fine Art Photography categories. First Prize will receive $1,500 USD, Second Prize will receive $1,000 USD and Third Prize will receive $750 USD.

Cash prizes totaling $500 USD will be awarded in the Young Artists Contest.  First Prize will receive $250 USD, Second Prize will receive $150 USD and Third Prize will receive $100 USD.

Prizewinners plus an invited selection of other entries of significant merit will be exhibited in Miami December 4th-7th, 2019 during Art Basel Week!

Please read the contest rules in full on this website or at https://www.Art4Apes.com. 

 

 

Proceeds

All proceeds from the contest and exhibition support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization. The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. Please visit their website to learn more http://www.CenterForGreatApes.org.      

ALL donations, including contest entry fees, go directly to support the Center. We fund our events either through commercial sponsorship or through our own donations.

The Center for Great Apes is solely the beneficiary of the funds from this Contest; it has no role in the organization or management of this contest. The Center for Great Apes cannot be held responsible for any issue relating to this Contest.

Enter Now!

Deadline for submission is 30th September, 2019.

Details: https://www.Art4Apes.com

Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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Broward Quilt Expo Features Vendors, Quilt Exhibit And Sale, Workshops, Demos, Book Signing, Children’s Activities, And More!

Did you know that quilting is a $3.7 billion industry?  The 15th Biennial Broward Quilt Expo (BQE) will feature 30 vendors, 200 quilts on exhibit, Workshops, Quilt Sales, and Demos. Bring your copy of any Jean Wells’ books and have it signed by the author! Activities include free and ticketed events: Miniature Quilt Auction Monday, March 4; Workshops at ArtServe Monday through Thursday, March 4-7; Awards Gala Friday, March 8; Quilt Show and Marketplace Saturday and Sunday, March 9 & 10.   The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  Kudos to the Six Quilt Guilds for combining their efforts to bring this to our area!

 

 

 

 

 

15th Biennial Broward Quilt Expo to Feature book signing with Award winning Quilter Jean Wells

Broward Quilt Expo to showcase 30 vendors, 200 quilts, Workshops, Demos and new this year – quilts for sale.

 Miniature Quilt Auction

 

 

Monday, March 4    

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

This is a free event, open to all!

6:00 pm   Doors open: bidder registration, quilt preview

7:00 pm   Auction begins

At:  ArtServe     1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

 

Workshops:

Tara Faughnan

Monday through Thursday, March 4th to 7th 

Pre-register:  www.browardquiltexpo.com

At:  ArtServe   1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Awards Gala

 

 

Our Awards Celebration is a fun social event, and our chance to gather and honor the makers of the winning quilts in our 2019 show. Ribbons will be awarded in all prize categories.  We will also be treated to a lecture presentation by Hall of Fame quilter Jean Wells.  Wine, beer, soft drinks, and sweet and savory nibbles will be served.

Tickets:   http://www.browardquiltexpo.com

At:  ArtServe   1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

 

Quilt Expo and Marketplace

 

 

 

Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10   10 am – 6 pm

Saturday, March 9  Noon –

Bring your copy of any Jean Wells’ book and have it signed by the author!

 

 

 

1 and 2 Day passes are available at the War Memorial Box Office

At:  War Memorial Auditorium    (954) 828-5380

   800 NE 8th St.    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

 

 

 

 

Quilting in the United States spans generations and has grown to a $3 Billion-dollar industry encompassing a variety of styles, techniques and methods. Quilts are as varied as the diverse community that create them.

 

Over these seven days, thousands of viewers will join us to celebrate the uniquely American art form of quilting.  Whether you want to look at beautiful examples of traditional, modern, or art quilts, if you’d like to buy a quilt, learn how to quilt, attend a lecture, or shop for supplies, BQE has it all!

 

And BQE is not just for quilters!  In 2019 we will also be welcoming the entire community with many new activities,  NOT confirmed at press time – please check website for latest updates!

  • Children’s activities 
  • Art Challenge for non-quilters!
  • Lounge and relaxation station.
  • Food trucks.
  • Community events before quilt week.
  • Family-friendly tickets.
  • Much more to be announced!

 

 

 

Vendors will have yards upon yards of fabulous fabric, sewing notions and patterns. Woven wearable’s,art cloths, Japanese threads and much more. New this year is a vendor demonstration area with various quilting and sewing techniques, how to use various tools on the market and much more. All six guilds will be hosting a “Guildtique” with hand made items for sale, basket walk and charity quilt raffles.

 

To make it a family event, Food Trucks will be on hand, so you can take a lunch break and then continue to view the wonderful quilts and shop the vendor floor. New this year is the addition of quilt sales. You can now purchase the quilts on display.

 

BQE is the work of the East Sunrise Quilt Guild, Southern Stars Quilt Guild, Coral Springs Quilters, West Broward Quilters, South Florida Modern Quilt Guild and Quilting in the Pines Guild. All or our funding comes from public support, membership dues, grants and funds from previous events. We are an all-volunteer organization who are crazy about quilts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

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Harriet Silverstein Combines Numerous Artistic Traditions Ranging From Ancient Egyptian To Impressionism, Abstract, Drawing And More. See Her SOLO Exhibit And Group Exhibits In The Ft. Lauderdale Area

Harriet Silverstein will be featured in a SOLO Exhibit, “Collages and Small Works” at ArtServe in Ft. Lauderdale, with an Opening Reception on February 7, coinciding with the opening of the “artBRAVO!” exhibition at ArtServe.  A prolific award-winning artist, her work can be seen in four other venues in Southeast Florida, including her own studio gallery located in Fat Village.  The Rickie Report shares the details of each event and some sneak peeks of Harriet’s artistry.  Get out your calendars and make a plan to stop by!

 

 

H A R R I E T      S I L V E R S T E I N

Paintings,  Drawings,  and Prints

One  Artist   –   Five  Exhibits

 

 

 

Harriet Silverstein is a widely exhibited visual artist, maintaining her studio at Fat Village in Fort Lauderdale. Born in Syosset, New York, she received her B.A. from Brown University and her M.A. in Fine Arts from the State University of New York at Albany with honors. After finishing graduate studies in art, she was awarded the State University of New York International Fellowship to France, where she enrolled in the Academie Des Beaux Arts in Strasbourg.

 

 

Her artwork provides the viewer with a bold, graphic element from a distance but, up close they are rewarded with rich, organic details, intricate textures and complex contrasts. Harriet’s artistic goal is to produce a world that is compelling for its own visual uniqueness and a celebration of visual experience. Her intention is to create art that the viewer can enjoy repeatedly, so that the color relationships, forms, textures and visual elements fully reveal themselves with multiple viewings.

 

 

 

 

Broward Art Guild Gallery

“In The Style of”

Opening Reception: 

February 2    6:30 – 9pm 

Exhibit runs from January 30 through February 15

Free admission

3280 NE 32 Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Hours: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from Noon – 9 pm. Thursdays from Noon-6pm. Closed Sunday – Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

 

“Everglades Collage” by Harriet Silverstein

 

 

 

Harriet Silverstein is featured in a SOLO exhibition entitled “Collages and Small Works” at Gallery 130 at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale. The exhibition features over thirty small collages made with laser prints and mixed media, in addition to other small-scale landscape, still life and wildlife themed drawings and paintings on paper, canvas and cradled wood panels. 

 

 

“Oranges” by Harriet Silverstein

 

 

S  O  L  O      E X  H  I  B  I  T  I  O  N:

“Harriet Silverstein: Collages and Small Works”

Opening Reception: 

February 7  6 to 8pm

ArtServe

1350 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Exhibit is available February 1 – 28

 Free and Open to the Public

Hours:  Monday – Friday: 9 am – 8 pm   Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Group Exhibition ArtBravo

Opening Reception: 

February 7  6 to 8pm

ArtServe

1350 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Exhibit is available February 1 – 28

 Free and Open to the Public


Hours:  Monday – Friday: 9 am – 8 pm   Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm

 

In France, Harriet exhibited in commercial galleries, and an exhibition at the Musee de Grand Palais in Paris. Her work has been featured in galleries and museums in the United States and abroad and she has completed numerous corporate and residential commissions. Harriet’s paintings, drawings and prints have won many awards in juried exhibitions. A recent solo exhibition of her work at Las Olas Capital Arts Gallery in Fort Lauderdale featured over sixty of her works.

 

 

 

“Great Ape #1” by Harriet Silverstein

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 “Life With Art”

Sponsored by the Coral Springs Artist Guild

Opening Reception:

February 11  6 – 8 pm

This installation will hang throughout the Coral Springs Museum of Art lobby.  

The exhibit runs from February 11 – March 4

2855A Coral Springs Dr, Coral Springs, FL

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday / 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.    Sunday and Monday: Closed

 

 

“Tropical Landscape” by Harriet Silverstein

 

 

 

“Inspired By”

Artist Reception:

Thursday, February 13  

6 – 8 pm

Exhibition runs February 9- March 1, 2019

 

The Coral Springs Museum of Art presents an exhibition  demonstrating the artist’s individuality and creativity brought about by personal inspiration.  This open theme, open media   exhibition asks artists to complete the sentence: “My work is inspired by_______________.”

 

 

 

“Banyan Tree #4” by Harriet Silverstein

 

Harriet tells The Rickie Report, “I am inspired by natural color and light in the ways they define physical atmosphere, visual form and texture. The distinctly brilliant sunlight of South Florida, with its illuminating brightness and deep, dark lushness in its shadows, is a consistent point of creative departure and artistic connection. I love building pictorial layers using drawing, painting and collage, scraping back, then adding more, pooling juicy paints or building densely textured multi-colored layers of two-dimensional surfaces”.

 

 

 

 

 

Fort Lauderdale ArtWalk/Open Studio

Fat Village, Fort Lauderdale

LAST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH  

 Except the month of December!

 

 

February 23   6 – 10 pm

535 NW 1st Ave   Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

 

Visit Harriet’s studio/gallery located at Art Trax, a warehouse-style studio & gallery space housing 7 independent artists’ studios. It is  located in the Flagler Arts & Technology (FAT) Village.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS
Uber, Lyft and Free Sun Trolly that stops at FATVillage and runs until 12am.

FREE PARKING
Free parking after 6pm in the Coral public lot on NW 4th Street and Andrews.

 

 

 

Harriet’s studio:

In the ArtTrax Studios and Gallery building

 535 NW 1st Avenue    Studio 6     Ft.  Lauderdale, FL

Email: artist@harrietsilverstein.com 

Website: www.HarrietSilverstein.com

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

Instagram :

 https://www.instagram.com/Harrriet.silverstein

 

 

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Can Visual Artists Conquer The Changing Marketplace? Clark Hulings Fund For Visual Artists Brings The Tools, Inspiration, And Support At Art Business Conference February 1 & 2

The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF) announces its Art Business Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, inspiring visual artists to “Conquer the Changing Marketplace.” This weekend long business development workshop will give professional working artists the chance to take a deep dive into the business side of their art careers. Scheduled for February 1 and 2, 2019, the event is funded in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners through the Broward Cultural Council. The two-day conference is co-sponsored by ArtServe, an active incubator for Broward County’s growing art community.  This is open to all visual artists.  The Rickie Report shares a $50 discount code for our readers.  Rickie will be one of the presenters at this event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The event manifests CHF’s assertion that “Art is a business and artists should run it.” With the art market undergoing rapid and significant change—not only with regard to technology but also HOW art is marketed, bought, and sold—artists need to reclaim their rightful position at the center of the industry. The Art-Business Conference will help them to take charge of their careers, captivate their audience, maximize the extraordinary professional advantages they already possess and sell their art effectively and profitably.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topics will include building an action plan, creating a brand story, rocking their portfolio, multiplying revenue streams, pricing for profit, selling art online effectively, building a strong support team, squashing resistance, sales strategies, and much more. All sessions are interactive, allowing artists to work together and engage conference leaders with their specific business questions.

 

Elizabeth Hulings

 

 

The program will be led by Elizabeth Hulings, CHF director and co-founder; Carolyn Edlund, CHF sales director, and events manager; and Daniel DiGriz, CHF education director. “South Florida has emerged as an important art hub,” says Hulings. “We are thrilled to be delivering tangible business skills and training in this exciting market.” Edlund, CHF sales director, and events manager; and Daniel DiGriz, CHF education director. “South Florida has emerged as an important art hub,” says Hulings. 

 

Carolyn Edlund

 

 

The event fee is $395.  Tickets are available here. In addition to conference admission, ticket holders will receive one year of “Colleague”-level access to CHF’s Business Accelerator Portal, a comprehensive online learning resource for working artists.

Rickie Report readers!

Use the $50. cost savings code

RICKIE50 when you register

 

Daniel DiGriz

About The Clark Hulings Fund:

The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that champions economic sustainability for working artists. We do this by delivering business education and entrepreneurial learning through a rigorous Business Accelerator, a Digital Learning Portal, in-person education events in local communities, and a federation of artist- formed and artist-led networks of opportunity. All of this work achieves one aim: equip visual artists to thrive as self-sustaining entrepreneurs.

 

For more information, please visit https://clarkhulingsfund.org

For press needs, please contact Susan von Seggern at susan.von.seggern@clarkulingsfund.org

 

 

 

 

 

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Don’t Miss This Important Learning Event February 1-2, 2019. “Conquer The Changing Marketplace” Explores How Art Is Marketed, Helping Artists Be In Charge!

Will you be in Fort Lauderdale with other artists who will change their careers on February 1 – 2, 2019?  Don’t miss this important learning event at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale! The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists will present an Art-Business Conference, “Conquer the Changing Marketplace”.  Use the Rickie Report Code to save $50. on registration!  Broward County artists can take advantage of financial sponsorship!  Tickets are on sale now, with early bird pricing available until January 1st.  Give yourself this gift!  Rickie will be there and can’t wait to share this experience with you!  For all the details, check out this article.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists

Presents an Art-Business Conference

 

“Conquer the Changing Marketplace”

 February 1-2, 2019

at

 ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale   

https://clarkhulingsfund.org/events/florida/ 

 

 

The marketplace is changing—not just technology, but HOW art is marketed, bought, and sold. You, the Artist, are at the center of this. Take charge of your career, mesmerize your audience, maximize your extraordinary professional advantages, and Sell-Sell-Sell. This is going to be an amazing event.

Tickets are on sale now!

Early-bird registration pricing available until January 1, 2019

Save another $50 by using your Rickie Report Code:  RICKIE50

 

 

Broward County Artists: take advantage of an opportunity to apply for financial sponsorship to the Art-Business Conference. Broward County Cultural Division has issued a Call for Artists:

http://broward.org/Arts/Funding/Pages/ClarkHulingsFund.aspx

and will be covering all but $95 of the registration fee for in-county artists who are selected. Deadline to apply is December 28, 2018.

 

 

The conference schedule is below:

Friday, February 1st:

8:00am Registration, Mingle & Coffee

8:30am Conference Kickoff

9am Conquer the Changing Marketplace

10am PLAN: Define What You Want

11am EXECUTE: Build Your Action Plan

12pm Lunch Break

12:30pm Expert Panel Discussion

1:30pm Nail Your Brand Story

2:30pm Win Your Audience with Storytelling

3:30pm Take Your Story Live

4:30pm Rock Your Portfolio

5:30pm OPTIONAL INTERACTIVE: Brand Story Fish Tank

 

 

Saturday, February 2nd:

 

 

8:15am Mingle & Coffee

8:30am Elizabeth Hotseat

9am Multiply Your Revenue Streams

10am Price for Profit

11am How to Sell Art Online

12pm LUNCH BREAK

12:30pm OPTIONAL INTERACTIVE: Ask the Directors

1pm Recruit Your Tribe & Hunt with a Pack

2pm Squash Resistance

3pm Retool Your Plan & Go

3:50pm CONFERENCE WRAP-UP

4:00pm OPTIONAL INTERACTIVE: Sales Strategy Fishtank

6:00 pm Cocktail Party

 

 

For more information, please visit https://clarkhulingsfund.org

For press needs, please contact Susan von Seggern at susan.von.seggern@clarkulingsfund.org

 

 

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society Offers Two Watermedia Workshops Open To All Artists

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society – A Watermedia Group (GCSW), is a resource for both new and experienced artists.  GCSW offers Opportunities to learn, paint and sketch; Workshops taught by nationally recognized artists; An Annual member show; Juried shows in venues such as museums, galleries, and local businesses; Paint-ins with live models; Lectures and demonstrations showing “how it’s done” by selected artists; Non-juried group shows in local libraries and other public venues; and Plein Air painting opportunities.  The Rickie Report shares the details for two upcoming workshops with Susan Webb Tregay and David Lobenberg  which are open to non- members. We urge you to network with GCSW to further your techniques and achievements. Workshops and memberships make GREAT GIFTS!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society

A Watermedia Group

ArtServe

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.    Ft. Lauderdale, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please  Join  Us

 Meetings Are held October Through May

3rd  Tuesday of each month

7 PM  

 

 

 

 

 

GCWS  WORKSHOPS  2019

 

 

ArtServe

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.    Ft. Lauderdale, FL

 

 

Two  Upcoming  Workshops:

 

 

Workshops Make Great GIFTS

For the Artist in you or those you know!

 

 

“The Kings And I” by Susan Webb Tregay

Susan Webb Tregay:

Fresh Paths in Watercolor, a Finishing School for Your Paintings:

 

 

February 19- 22, 2019

$450 Members $495 Non Members

 

Developed from the book and workshop, ‘Master Disaster’, this course will emphasize five strategies for successfully bringing your paintings to completion. Never again will you ask yourself “what should I paint” or “now what do I with this painting!”

www.susanwebbtregay.com

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“California Vibe” by David Lobenberg

 

 

 

David Lobenberg

California  Vibe:

 

 

March 19-22, 2019

$450 Members and $495 Non Members

In my California Vibe workshop, you will learn watercolor portraiture that goes beyond the norm with super expressive paint applications and wildly intense colors.

www.lobenbergart.com

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For more information about Gold Coast Watercolor Society or These Workshops:

 

 

How to Pay: PayPal or

You can reserve your seat by paying online at 

www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com/

Or contact Teresa Kirk at 954-436-2858 swgftl@aol.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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