Gold Coast Watercolor Society Presents 3 Day Workshop With Teresa Kirk “The Beauty Of The Mark” March 19 – 21, 2024 In Fort Lauderdale. Open To Non-Members

Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS) Presents Teresa Kirk‘s “The Beauty of the Mark” with a 3 day workshop March 19 – 21, 2024.  This is Open to Non-Members so you can get a taste of what GCWS offers.  The workshop takes place at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale.  GCWS offers monthly meetings, October through May on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.  In addition, check out their Flea Market sale of New and used art supplies!  Proceeds support their Young at Art Museum Summer Workshops.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 3  Day  Workshop  With  Teresa  Kirk:

 

 

Open  To  Non-Members

 

 

Artserve

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watercolor by Teresa Kirk

 

 

 

 

Students will do exercises that will help them to make their own unique marks as a surprise element for their work. 

 

 

 

Students will play with these ideas along with the possibilities that will open as they work transparently and with opaque paint in watercolor and gouache.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Iris” by Teresa Kirk

 

 

 

What  you’ll  gain:

 

This workshop will engage your intuitive creativity.

 

Demos, group discussion and constructive critiques along with painting time are a part of this workshop. 

 

You will build upon that mark making process through negative painting, color mixing and design formats.

 

 

 

MEMBERS Register Now $350

NON-MEMBERs Register Now $395

 

 

Cancellation Policy

 

$50 cancellation fee

Cancel within 1 month no refund at all or: we will apply full monies to next available workshop in current year if one available.

 If there is a waitlist for a workshop and it can be filled, we will refund monies less $25.00 administration fee.

Owner of Seat in class can sell or transfer to another student

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS) in Broward County is dedicated to advancing the art of watercolor media.

 

 

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
Plein air painting opportunities

 

 

Please   Join   Us!

Meetings are held October through May on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm

ArtServe

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

 

 

 

Visit us online at www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com

Like us on Facebook! 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society Announces 3 Day Workshop With Donne Bitner. Learn How To Use Acrylic Paint Like Watercolor February 20-22, 2024. Non Members Are Welcome To Register

Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS) Presents Donne Bitner‘s “Acrylic Exploration – Using Acrylic Like Watercolor” with a 3 day workshop February 20-22, 2024. This is Open to Non-Members so you can get a taste of what GCWS offers.  The workshop takes place at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale.  GCWS offers monthly meetings, October through May on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.  In addition, check out their Flea Market sale of New and used art supplies!  Proceeds support their Young at Art Museum Summer Workshops.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Day Workshop With Donne Bitner:

 

Learn  How  To  Use  Acrylic  Paint  Like  Watercolor  

 

 

February 20-22, 2024  

 

 

 

 

 

Open  To  Non-Members

 

 

Artserve

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

MEMBERS  REGISTER               NON-MEMBER REGISTER 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cancellation Policy

  • $50 cancellation fee

  • Cancel within 1 month no refund at all or: we will apply full monies to next available workshop in current year if one available.

  •  If there is a waitlist for a workshop and it can be filled, we will refund monies less $25.00 administration fee.

  • Owner of Seat in class can sell or transfer to another student

 

 

 

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS) in Broward County is dedicated to advancing the art of watercolor media.

 

 

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
Plein air painting opportunities

 

 

Please   Join   Us!

Meetings are held October through May on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm

ArtServe

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

 

 

 

Visit us online at www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com

Like us on Facebook! 

 

 

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

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

 

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society Features Workshop With Renown Artist Sue Archer “The Power Of Planning: Think Outside The Box”. 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; Life Studies 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 the first Workshop of the season with Sue Archer on January 16 – 18, 2024. She will talk, demo, and you will create as you learn Power of Planning: Think outside the Box”. This workshop is open to non- members and we urge you to network with this organization to further your techniques and achievements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                  

 

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”  Ben Franklin

 

 

 

WATERMEDIA WORKSHOP

Sue Archer    NWS AWS TWSA  FWS

3 days   January 16, 17, 18, 2024

 

Watercolors and Acrylics

     Level: Adv. Beginners thru Advanced

(2 years of painting experience needed)

                                                                                                                 

 

              

Your days will be filled with daily demos, lectures, color or design projects and on-going critiques.  A personal, one on one consultation time may be available.

 

 

This is a course designed to inspire your creativity by learning to “see” and experience some different design and composition concepts; and understand the power of planning even if you are an “intuitive painter”. Designed to inspire adv. beginners and provide a review and challenge for the advanced student.

 

Member Registration                        Non-Member Registration

 

 

 

Sue Archer tells The Rickie Report, “My goal as an instructor is to present you with information about DESIGN AND COMPOSITION to add to your core of knowledge regardless of your medium. I believe in the power of planning and understanding the basics. The objective here is not to change you, but to take you to another level. Then it is up to you to internalize this knowledge and apply it to the medium, genre, style and subject matter that suits you.

 

 

If you like to paint intuitively, the more you know the better your choices will be during your process. In this workshop you’ll experience how Sue creates and designs her imagery and achieves a “strong” quality of light. You will be introduced to many topics and concepts dealing with design and composition.  Your goal should be to decide how these ideas could apply to your painting, your subject matter, your intent and style. Elements and principles of design need to be understood; They are not rules, only guidelines. You, as the artist, need to learn how to use them successfully in your work! Learning about design takes a lifetime of study.

 

 

Finished paintings are not our objective;

The planning and designing of your paintings are.

    

 

 

DESIGN TOPICS AND CONCEPTS TO BE DISCUSSED:  

     

Planning a painting                                      Merger (linkage, bridge, tie into….)

Importance of values and shapes           Editing

Viewpoint                                                        Cropping

“What do I do with my background”     Intent

 Unity                                                                  Taking and using photos for reference

 

 

 

For advanced painters: to assist me in discussing your work, you should bring the reference material you work from (your own personal photos, digital files and/or sketches) and photos or digital files of some your paintings or works in progress. You will have time to work on your own compositions.

 

 

I want every student to bring lots of your own personal resource material for any subject that interests you and in any form you desire!!!  (This reference material should be things you drew or photos you took yourself). Have your photos  (that you are serious about painting)  printed out at approximately 8×10; this makes it much easier for information gathering.

 

We will be discussing light, so make sure some of your reference has direct light on your subject. The best light is from the side, not frontal lighting. Shut off your flash! This will enable you to have available the imagery and genre you like for solving the daily projects.

 

You will be doing your own drawings and using your own personal reference during class.  

 

For more information about Sue Archer visit:

  www.sue-archer-watercolors.com

 

 

Let’s   get   started!

 

 

Member Registration                        Non-Member Registration

 

 

 

 

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS) in Broward County is dedicated to advancing the art of watercolor media.

 

 

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
Plein air painting opportunities

 

 

Please   Join   Us!

Meetings are held October through May on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm

ArtServe

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

 

 

 

Visit us online at www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com

Like us on Facebook! 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

Dr. Sara Schesser Bartra’s Solo Exhibit “The Good, The Bad, And The Beautiful” Explores The Unseen World Of Microbes And Mixed Media At ArtServe In Fort Lauderdale Now Through December 30, 2022

Dr. Sara Schesser Bartra‘s Solo exhibit at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale,  “The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful” explores the world of art and microbes. She brings a combination of mixed media artwork and science to forge a deeper public understanding and awareness of science. This exhibit  is about the importance of the microbial world and its role in Nature and our everyday lives. Art helps us to better understand nature and the natural world. This exhibit does not pretend to illustrate the natural world but rather shows a representation of it – to instigate curiosity about it in the viewerIt is available NOW thru December 30, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and explores the world of microbes with you!

 

 

We live in a microbial world.

 

We are surrounded by microbes… they are in the air, soil, water, and in our bodies.

 

They are the smallest and most powerful organisms on our planet….

Essential for life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We know very little about them, but can learn so much from them.

 

 

They are important for our health, for our lives and for all life in our planet.      

~Sara Schesser Bartra

 

 

 

 

Exhibit runs Now until December 30, 2022 at ArtServe 

 1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Hours:  Monday-Friday: 9 am – 5pm;  Saturday: 10 am – 5pm; Sunday: closed

ArtServe Phone: (954)-462-8190

 

 

 

Sara Schesser Bartra, Artist In Residence, ArtServe

 

 

 

South Florida based visual artist Sara Schesser Bartra considers herself a citizen of the world. Sara grew up and lived as an adult in many different countries in South America and Europe.  A self-taught artist who drew  inspiration since childhood from many family members, Sara is currently an Artist In Residence at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale.  

 

 

 

 

Sara Schesser Bartra, Artist In Residence, ArtServe

 

 

 

Sara’s art work is in private collections around the world. Her goal is to combine science and art to elucidate actual nature and social themes and to forge a deeper public understanding and awareness of science. Dr. Sara Schesser Bartra holds a PhD in Molecular Biology and Microbiology and often incorporates science and the microbial world in her creations. She believes that microbes are not only important but also beautiful and that it is essential to show their elegance and significance.

 

 

 

 

 

“Gone with the Wind”by Sara Schesser Bartra, Mixed Media Artist

 

 

 

Sara tells The Rickie Report, “We live in a microbial world. A micro-organism or microbe is a creature that is too small to be seen with the naked eye. Microbes play a fundamental role in life on earth.  They are the foundation upon all the other life rest. Microorganisms include fungi, algae and micro algae, bacteria, archaea and microscopic animals. They are unfathomable diverse and immeasurably abundant. The majority of microbes are beneficial (The Good), very few are the bad actors, they are called pathogens and they cause diseases to humans, animals and plants (The Bad) and finally so many of them seen under the microscope are absolutely attractive (The Beautiful).  Microbes have been on our planet from the beginning and throughout history… they enabled societies but also posed challenges to them”. 

 

 

 

 

“I Cannot Live Without You” by Sara Schesser Bartra, Mixed Media Artist

 

 

 

Sara explains, “This exhibit, “The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful” shows a body of work created in multiple mediums to represent the world that is unseen with a naked eye and emphasizes the role of the microscopic organisms in our lives. By doing so, I hope to instigate curiosity about it in the viewer. Each piece is a compilation of diverse characteristics and elements that helped create pieces that resembles microorganisms and their stories”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Group of Diatoms” by Sara Schesser Bartra, Mixed Media Artist

 

 

Sara’s work represents a variety of techniques, mediums and themes. She particularly enjoys mixed media because she can use all of her imagination and creativity utilizing materials that sometimes she buys but most times she finds and collects from the most unlikely sources. The combination of these techniques and materials produces interesting and compelling pieces of art. Her work exemplifies a highly personal approach and perspective. In her recent work she is combines her scientific background into her art. “Humans are visual creatures: we need to see in order to understand”. Her goal is to combine science and art to elucidate actual nature and social themes and to forge a deeper public understanding and awareness of science. Friendship and collaborations are part of Sara’s daily life. Accordingly, she founded and leads an art group of Swedish Women living in South Florida. She recently retired from The University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine where she worked as a scientist for 20 years, to dedicate herself completely to the arts. 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit:

ArtServe

1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

ArtServe Phone: (954)-462-8190

 

 

 

For more information and to see other artworks of Sara Schesser Bartra:

Webpage: https://www.lvlyartbysara.org/

Instagram: @schesserbartrasara

                     @lvlyartdesigns

 

 

 

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

Lois Perdue’s Solo Art Exhibit At Artserve Now Through January 4 Celebrates A Lifetime Of Art And Giving Back. Public Reception Is Tuesday, December 7.

Celebrating Lois Perdue‘s artwork is easy because it moves viewers through her use of color and markings.  Lois’ final Solo Exhibit will take place at Artserve in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday, December 7th.  The exhibit is Open NOW through January 4, 2022. The public is invited to the Opening Reception with the Gold Coast Watercolor Society co-hostingSales of Lois’ artwork have and will benefit a number of charities:  PAWS, Gold Coast Watercolor Society, Summer camp programs for kids, College art scholarships at Broward College, Pen Women Ft. Lauderdale Branch, to name a few. The Rickie Report shares sneak peeks of her artwork, plus the details about Lois’ life and her influence on so many of us. Please join me in celebrating Lois Perdue’s legacy, as she lives her days with intention, including her tributes to many in the arts community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday  9 AM – 6 PM    Saturday   10 AM – 6 PM

 

 

“Candy Crush” by Lois Perdue

 

 

 

Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report shares, “My friend and art colleague, Lois Perdue, is closing her professional art business due to stage 4 advanced pancreatic cancer.  ARTSERVE has graciously donated its site as the host for her final exhibit with Gold Coast Watercolor Society is co-hosting the event.  To date with Lois’s generous donations from the sales of her artwork at Plunge Resort and sales for her art supplies over $6,000 has funded many worthy programs”.

 

 

 

“End of 30 x 30” by Lois Perdue

 

 

Lois Perdue writes, “Let me explain….I am living out the rest of my life in order to not only leave a legacy of artist appreciation, but to offer others a new opportunity to consider creating a legacy. Too many of us find ourselves in these health-related positions, and while we leave wills, telling our loved ones what to do with our possessions, somehow, that is not enough.  What about the spirit of ourselves that remains?  This is an opportunity to honor those who have helped us on the journey”.

 

 

 

“Wild Blue Yonder” by Lois Perdue

 

 

Rickie says, “It has been a personal honor to help Lois map out her vision for an ongoing $500. Cash Arts Award to a visual artist who has taken an active role and has been a mentor to a visual arts organization. Lois has faced her diagnosis like a blank canvas.  She gathered her resources and went to work! Lois has shared with me over these past months how joyous it is for her to see the fruits of her labors while she is still alive.  Lois continues to teach us to live our lives with precious strokes of thoughtfulness, good deeds, and openness.”

 

 

 

 

Lois Perdue Award

For Exceptional Contributions to the Arts Community

 

 

 

 

Lois has inaugrated a new award/program for one local visual artist each year to be awarded $500. for innovative fundraising and membership, environmental work through their art, or from helping to ‘vet’ suitable organizations to whom these groups might want to give scholarships to…and helping  fellow members who might have to shutter their studio due to ill health or moving.  The first recipient will be Tammy Seymour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lois continues, “I’ve had to shutter my studio and reduce my inventory of paintings so I don’t leave my husband, Don, and my kids with a huge portfolio of work to deal with.  I started breaking my studio down myself a few months ago, but was overwhelmed with what was involved and too emotional to be doing this alone.  I knew Tammy Seymour had helped other artists ‘break’ down their studios and I had worked closely with her as Vice President of Pen Women of Fort Lauderdale for 9 years”.  

 

 

“Jubilation” by Lois Perdue

 

 

Tammy swooped in, taking inventory of thousands of dollars’ worth of paper, substrates, brushes, Office equipment etc.  Lois’ arrangement with Tammy was that ALL supplies will be donated to Gold Coast Watercolor Society and used in their flea market for scholarship/award funding.  In the midst of all of this emotional and physical turmoil, Lois was trying to pull together her first solo exhibit in a large public venue. Tammy stepped in to help Lois create a video presentation of my life: (one for me that Don and my kids can cherish).

 

 

CLICK to Watch Video:

 

 

 

 

Tammy who retired from NCR Corporation (her clients included:  Burger King, Disney World, Checkers, etc) is recognized as an award winning artist.  Lois’ Award serves to acknowledge  her compassionate ‘can do’ attitude when it comes to supporting local arts organizations and their goals! From inaugurating clever ideas for fundraisers, to stepping in to curate exhibits or being a top-notch graphic designer who creates eye-catching collateral materials for the groups to which she belongs, Tammy is a leader and inspirer. No task is too small or too large for her and the fact that Tammy simultaneously currently serves as President of Pen Women Fort Lauderdale Branch and Gold Coast Watercolor Society—says it all!

 

 

 

“Heartbeat” by Lois Perdue

 

The Bonnet House is also a recipient of Tammy’s vision, as she provided merchandise in the gift shop, which during Covid helped them overcome  a major budget slash. She has been providing new and gently used items either donated or purchased at estate sales for their gift shop. Through monthly raffles at Pen Women luncheons of new or gently used items, we raise on average $100 per month. The proceeds of flea market sales have gone to support Pen Women Scholarship and Gold Coast Watercolor Society Danielle Vailancourt Memorial Award. Donations to these groups have exceeded $700 since inception in March 2021.  Over time, GCWS has become the place for artists to donate art supplies from their closed studios and we’ve assisted dismantling over four full studios in the last 10 years.  

 

 

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About Lois Perdue

 

 

Lois has lived in South Florida her entire life and teaches abstract workshops upon request throughout the area. She is very active in the art community and is a member of the National League of American Pen Women, Fort Lauderdale Branch, Plantation, Weston, Broward and Coral Springs Art Guilds, Florida Watercolor Society and International Society of Experimental Artists, XII Voices, an informal group of 12 professional water media artists who meet monthly to exchange current art information and offer critiques and evaluations from their peers. Lois is an award-winning artist who has won at the national, state and local levels and exhibits regularly throughout the South Florida area.

 

 

 

Untitled by Lois Perdue

 

 

Lois asked The Rickie Report to share this gratitude list for all those who have loved, supported and nurtured her during these many months of declining health issues. Since these are final steps of her journey, she wanted to thank those who have been by her side: 

 

  • To Rickie Leiter for her friendship, support and encouragement in all things ‘art’ and for, along with Judy Nunno, helping formulate this artist/award for Tammy Seymour.

 

  • To Heritage Art Galleries and Framing, (Tamarac, FL.), co-owners Claudio Tomassone and Ian and Linda Jerrell for believing in me and my art for the past five years, representing me as one of their featured artists, and managing the sales distribution of my giclees.

 

  • To ArtServe along with curator Sophie Bonet, operations manager Rion Birchmore and membership development coordinator Rebecca Wilkner for hosting  my solo art exhibit on December 7th and where I happily taught my abstract workshops for so many years.

 

  • To my collaborative, creative artist community especially Gold Coast Watercolor Society and Pen Women who provided the vehicles with which to share my talent benefiting the area’s young artists and summer ‘art’ campers.

 

  • To my medical support team including Dr. Sahiba Kahn (Vitas Hospice Care), Drs. C. Stone, Milana Kaplan, Willy Davila, Clark-Loesser and Robin Steinberg.

 

  • To Don’s loving fire service community for their love and support.

 

  • To special junior/high school friends who have supported and loved me through life’s challenges including raising children and for providing years of fun and companionship.

 

  • To my extraordinary loving friends including Tammy Seymour, Judy Nunno, Susan Convery, Pauline Runkle and the many others not listed here who provided love, encouragement and endless support as well.

 

  • And last to my beautiful family including my amazing children, Adam Frimet and Wendy Frimet Jacobs, special grandchildren, Eli Jacobs and Isaac Jacobs, and many first and second cousins, nieces and nephews. And to the ‘wind beneath my wings’, my best friend, my hero, my loyal and loving husband, Don Perdue.

 

 

 

 

For more about Lois Perdue’s artwork:

Loisperdue.com

 

 

 

……….    Other Resources   ……….

 

 

 

Tammy Seymour

 Tseymour53@comcast.net   or  954-288-7972

 

 

 

~  Gold Coast Watercolor Society  ~ 

 

 

 

~  Ft. Lauderdale Branch Pen Women  ~

https://lauderdalepenwomen.wixsite.com/nlapw

Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/nlapwftl

 

 

 

 

 

~  PAWS  ~

 

 

 

954.989.3977    humanebroward.com

2070 Griffin Road    Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312

 

 

 

 

  ~  Young At Art Museum  ~

 

 

http://youngatartmuseum.org

Wednesday – Sunday :   11 am to 6 pm     

Tel: 954-424-0085

 

 

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 Workshops With David R Becker And Janet Rogers. Both Are Open To Non-Members And Are In-Person. Register Now For These 2022 Events

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; 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 groups shows in local libraries and other public venues plus Plein Air painting events.  The Rickie Report shares the details of two workshops in 2022:  David R. Becker and Janet Rogers, both in-person.  These are open to non-members and we urge you to network with this organization to further your techniques and achievements.  Special Discount if you register by December 15, 2021!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN – PERSON    WORKSHOPS    2022

 

 

Sign up now and receive  a $50 Early Bird discount when purchased by 12/15/2021

 

 

Hurry as spaces are limited….

 

 

 January 18 – 20, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just bring yourself!  

All supplies are provided!  

Beginners Welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

Since 1979, David has spent all of his artistic life and career in the city of Chicago. Becker studied at American Academy of Art in Chicago, and is the reason that a large majority of his subject matter comes from his life here in the city that he loves so much. After studying at The American Academy of Art in Chicago, Becker went into illustrating for a major advertising agency J. Walter Thompson and later for Foote Cone and Belding.

He also started teaching around the country, right out of school, but always found time for his favorite ambition, creating fine art paintings. David is the author of Watercolor Composition Made Easy, and How to Sketch with Watercolor. He has had two different articles published in International Artist Magazine and in Watercolor Magic. Has reached signature status to the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, and has won numerous awards for his work from watercolor societies around the country.

 

 

 

March 15 – 17, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Janet Rogers has been a working professional artist for overt 35 years, and has achieved Signature Status in The American Watercolor Society, The Florida Watercolor Society, South Carolina Watercolor Society and others. She has garnered many awards over the years for her sensitive paintings of people which are spontaneous, direct, and expressive. Janet shares easily with others her passion and joy for the fluid and unexpected nature of watercolor.

Her workshops and demonstrations featuring impressions of people and also flowers are very popular across the United States, Canada, and in Europe. Four instructional and inspiring DVDs – “Expressive Watercolor Florals”, “Expressive Watercolor Portraits”, “Watercolor Rhythms with Figures”, and “Expressing the Bouquet in Watercolor” are also available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Pay: PayPal

You can reserve your seat by paying online at www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com/

Or on ZELLE use: membership@goldcoastwatercolor.com

Or contact Teresa Kirk at swgfl@aol.com

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society Announces Two Watermedia Workshops Via Zoom Featuring Antonio Masi And 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 showJuried 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 two workshops in 2021: Antonio Masi & Steve Rogers, both are interactive via ZOOM. These are open to non- members and we urge you to network with this organization to further your techniques and achievements. Catch the FREE DEMO with Antonio Masi on Tuesday, December 15 via Zoom. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Via ZOOM during COVID

 

 

Antonio Masi

 

 

 

Join us for a live demo by Antonio Masi

GCWS Zoom meeting on Dec. 15th at 7  pm

 

 

 

“Bridge With Taxi” by Antonio Masi

 

 

Members, watch for your Zoom invitation by email

 

 

Non-members, email your request for one to exhibits@goldcoastwatercolor.com.

 

 

See link below for a sample demo by Antonio:

 

 

 

Two   GCWS    Workshops   –   2021

 

 

   INTERACTIVE      ZOOM       W O R K S H O P S !

 

A Bold Approach to Water-Based-Mediums

Antonio Masi     January 19-21, 2021

$275 for members and $315 For Non Members 10-4pm

​ Interactive with one-on-one support with no pre-recordings

 

 

 

 

“Bridge” by Antonio Masi

 

 

 

 Antonio Masi is president of the American Watercolor Society and an International renowned painter.  The goal of this workshop is to show the untapped power of water-based mediums. The focus will be on how to approach the mediums from a contemporary point of view, powerful, emotional and delicate. Learn how attention to details and unusual perspective make for poetic, moody works, with strong textural qualities.

Students are encouraged to find their own inner voice in painting.

 

 

 

Steve Rogers

 

 

The Joy Of Abstract Painting

Steve Rogers  AWS, NWS  March 16-18, 2021

 

$275 for Members and $315 For Non- Members   10-4  pm

 

 

Abstract Painting by Steve Rogers

 

 

 

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.

Abstract Painting by Steve Rogers

 

 

 

 

 

How to Pay: PayPal  

You can reserve your seat by paying online at www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com/

Or contact Teresa Kirk at swgfl@aol.com

 

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society Announces “46th Annual Members Love Watercolor Free Virtual Exhibit And Sale

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society – A Watermedia Group (GCWS) is a resource for artists, both new and experienced.  The public is invited to their 46th Annual Members Love Watercolor Exhibit and Sale!  The Rickie Report shares the details of this exciting exhibit and reminds everyone that a gift of original artwork is very special indeed! This exhibit and sale is open NOW through March 31, 2021.

 

 

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society-

A Watermedia Group

Presents 

 

 

46th Annual Members Love Watercolor Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Online show

open NOW  through March 31st, 2021

 

 

The show features 50 artists and 81original artworks by GCWS members, some of the finest in the country.

Enjoy the online show at Cloud Folios where you can purchase artwork directly from the site. 

Start your holiday shopping today at:

Online Show Link

https://www.cloudfolios.com/exhibitions/158

 

 

 

 

 

We are pleased to announce our 2020 Prize Winners

 

 

 

Best in Show

 

 

“The Night Before, The Night Before” 

By Christine Landis 

 

 

 

First Prize

 

 

 

 

“Miss Ann and Friend” 

by John Bowen 

 

 

 

Second Prize

 

 

 

“RRR”

by Rita Szopinski 

 

 

Third Prize

 

 

 

 

“Crank Caller”

by Pat Brooks 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to them all!

 

Thanks to our judge David R. Becker of Chicago

 

 

For more information about GCWS and how to enter upcoming online shows visit our website at:

www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com

 

 

 

Please Join Us!

 

 

 

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society

A Watermedia Group

ArtServe

1350 Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

 

 www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com/

 

 

 

Meetings are held


October through May at 7 pm


3rd Tuesday Via ZOOM during COVID

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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National League of American Pen Women, Fort Lauderdale Branch Presents “Pour Your Heart Out” Acrylic Workshop With Lois Perdue And Tammy Seymour Friday, March 27. Registration Is Open To Public

National League of American Pen Women, Fort Lauderdale Branch invites you to a “Pour Your Heart Out” Acrylic workshop on Friday, March 27. Registration is open to members and the public, so make your reservations now and see what the “pour” craze is all about!  Join two award winning artists, Lois Perdue and Tammy Seymour who will show you how to create an art piece without ever using a brush! Learn how to pour paint directly onto the surface of a canvas and maneuver the colors to blend naturally as they come in contact with each other creating a unique work of art! Or use these pieces once dry, as backgrounds to future paintings when you get home.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National League of American Pen Women

Fort Lauderdale Branch

Presents:

 

 

 

Acrylic Pour Painting

 

 

 

“Pour  Your  Heart  Out”    Acrylic  Workshop

 

 

With Award-Winning Artist/Instructors

 

Lois   Perdue   &   Tammy   Seymour

 

Friday, March 27, 2020

10 am – 2 pm

Members $45.     Non- Members $55.

At

Artserve

1350 E Sunrise Blvd.      Ft Lauderdale, Fl 33304

 

 

 

 

To Register:

Call Tammy Seymour at 954-288-7972 by March 23rd

Email: tseymour53@comcast.net to reserve your spot

 

 

 

 

Acrylic Pour Painting

 

 

 

Come join two award winning artists Lois Perdue and Tammy Seymour who will show you how to create an art piece without ever using a brush! Learn how to pour paint directly onto the surface of a canvas and maneuver the colors to blend naturally as they come in contact with each other creating a unique work of art! Or use these pieces once dry, as backgrounds to future paintings when you get home.

 

Every “pour” painting is different! Even if you used the very same colors prepared exactly the same way and placed them in the same areas of the canvas, the paints would spread and mix in different ways. While you have some control over the spreading and mixing, the paint has a “mind of its own”! And, the most fantastic designs appear.  Some artists enjoy creating this type of art as a change from their usual techniques simply because they don’t have any control about the outcome! It’s always fun and a surprise!

 

Tammy and Lois will also show you the most important thing to know about a “pour”: what mediums to use, which paints give the best results, and what kind of additives to create a successful “pour” every time.

 

Supply List:

Bring 3-4 stretched canvas to pour on.

Small sizes as example: 8×10, 9×12, 12×12,11×14*** ,12×16.

Bring a table cover

Wear clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting paint on.

We Supply the rest!

***   11×14 canvas will be available for purchase at class.

 

 

 

Lois Perdue Abstract Artist:

Lois Perdue has lived in Florida her entire life. She graduated from Florida International University and spent much of her career in the fields of public relations and journalism. In 2007 after retiring, she began a lifelong dream of painting.  A consistent award winner at the local, state and national levels she most recently received a first-place award at Bonnet House’s Impressions Exhibit 2019, Gold Coast Watercolor Society’s Florida Focus 2018 “Best in Show” award and signature membership. Lois also received Florida Watercolor Society’s “2018 Art Societies” award.

 

 

Several years ago, in response to a question she is most often asked, “how do you begin an abstract painting”, she responded by starting to teach a workshop course in the South Florida area to organizations, art guilds and businesses for employee therapy! She teaches all levels from traditional artists who want to learn how to paint in an abstract style to new artists. One group to which she belongs raises funds for Broward College young women’s art scholarships.

 

Lois is involved in numerous art guilds and societies whose purpose it is to educate and inform the community about art: Florida and Gold Coast Water Color Societies, Bonnet House Museum, Coral Springs, Weston, Plantation and Broward Art Guilds, International Society of Experimental Artists and National League of American Pen Women, Fort Lauderdale Branch.

​​​​​​​

Lois tells The Rickie Report, ” I use my feelings, fantasy and imagination combined with colors, shapes, materials and concepts to design and create my unique way of expressing myself through Abstract Art”. She begins many of her paintings on a synthetic Japanese paper called Yupo that when combined with watercolor and acrylic paints explode with vibrant color. Her paintings often have between 10-15 layers of paint and collage to create depth and dimension in the landscape abstract art she creates. Often, she begins her artwork intuitively, sometimes instinctively. “It is a very personal journey I take when I paint that hopefully, conveys a variety of emotions in viewers.”

She is represented by Heritage Gallery and Framing, Tamarac, FL.

www.loisperdue.com           runner12@bellsouth.net           954-812-1860

 

 

 

Tammy Seymour,  Watermedia Artist  Wet and Wild:

After working in corporate sales for 30 years, Tammy had time to express her passion for watermedia. Initially she was a self-taught artist with an inherited talent from her father, who was a dedicated landscape artist. Tammy developed her own style.  A resident of Fort Lauderdale, Tammy’s art reflects her environment with its incredible range of rich and sun-drenched colors and abundant wildlife.

 

 

Tammy’s prize-winning paintings are inspired by the local nature around her as well as her travels to the U.S. National Parks and abroad. She often paints using photos from her travels and will have a camera close by to capture her next subject.  Personal dedication to environmental conservation led Tammy to initially paint turtles as a major subject matter. This choice was due to their plight for survival. Tammy became known as the “Turtle Lady”!  Her fascination and love of wildlife has expanded to painting the colorful birds of Florida and majestic animals of Africa.

 

 

Tammy tells The Rickie Report,” I am an artist whom expresses the WET and WILD experiences of nature in watermedia.  I am inspired by nature, wildlife and the beauty that surrounds us.  When I paint, I seek to capture the personality and quirkiness of my animals starting with their eyes. The eyes resonate with my core and when I can bring them to life, I feel I have created a new magical creature.  Adding a splash of wild color makes everything a bit more beautiful and gives life to these wondrous creatures.  Painting with watercolors, acrylics or gouache allows me the freedom to express myself where my intuition guides me on any given day”.

 

954-288-7972          www.tamaraseymour.com            tseymour53@comcast.net

 

 

 

About the National League of American Pen Women:

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.

For more information:

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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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

P   R   E   S   E   N   T   S:

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

At

 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.

 

 

 

For more information :

https://lauderdalepenwomen.wixsite.com/nlapw

Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/nlapwftl

 

 

 

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