Experience Art in a New Way With Art Synergy / Art Palm Beach!

The inauguration of Art Synergy, the first countywide gallery walk weekend taking place in 6 art districts and coinciding with Art Palm BeachSupported by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Mayor’s Offices, DDA and Community Redevelopment Agencies, Art Synergy will include gallery receptions, open artist studios, performances, museum openings, lectures, cutting edge fashion shows and special architectural tours. The Rickie Report is pleased to be an underwriter of Art Synergy and hopes you’ll attend these exciting events!  More details are in this article.

 

 

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ART SYNERGY

 

The inauguration of “Art Synergy”, the first countywide gallery walk weekend taking place in 6  art districts and coinciding with Art Palm Beach. Supported by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Mayor’s Offices, DDA and Community Redevelopment Agencies, Art Synergy will include gallery receptions, open artist studios, performances, museum openings, lectures and special architectural tours.  These events are focused on promoting contemporary galleries and emerging artists as well as established museums, not for profit art centers, university galleries and a growing number of international artists now drawn to these historic art community districts.

 

 

WELCOME TO THE 6 ART SYNERGY “LOOPS”

 

 

Art Synergy includes the following Palm Beach County Art Districts:

Continuum West Palm Beach

Continuum West Palm Beach

 312 Clematis Street, Downtown West Palm Beach, FL

 

Clematis Street is the historical heart of Downtown West Palm Beach. The Clematis flower ironically is known as the “traveler’s joy”. The vision for the Continuum location 312 Clematis is just that, the traveler’s joy in experiencing art in the Art & Entertainment location of central West Palm Beach.

Gallery on Clematis in Downtown West Palm Beach

 

Eight minutes away from the Palm Beach County Convention, Continuum is the quintessential core of where art and culture is flourishing in the Downtown District.  In partnership with the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority, Continuum will have a diverse representation of artists of different disciplines partnered with music to keep the momentum of the DDA’s vision of being the arts & entertainment hub of Downtown WPB.

Full Schedule of Events for Continuum:

 

VIP Night: Black Tie & Sneakers
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 6pm-11pm
Sneakers from the public to donate to Divinity Dance’s the Souled Out Project shoe for charity

  • Silent auction of sneakers painted by artists and donated to charity.
  • Live Body Painting
  • Singer Raquel Williams
  • Fusion Fashion & Art show
  • My Face and Body Arts Studio
    • Charity recipient:  Faith’s Place Center For Education, Inc.
  • Food

Happy Hour with Bombay Sapphire
Thursday, January 23, 2014 7pm-10pm

  • Live Art in the window
  • Live cube painting
  • LS 1426 Fashion Show
  • Food & Music

Indigo Unplugged by Smooth Bounce Entertainment
Friday, January 24, 2014 12pm-12am

  • Open mic, singing, spoken word – Smooth Bounce Entertainment 7pm – 11pm
  • Student Symphony
  • Live Art in window

Freestyle
Saturday, January 25, 2014 12pm-12am

  • South Florida Symphony
  • Speaking Volumes
  • Live Art in window

Brunch and Lecture
Sunday, January 26, 2014 11am-6pm

  • Discussion Panel
  • Brunch
All food each night will be provided by restaurants located directly in the Downtown District of West Palm Beach, courtesy of the DDA of West Palm Beach.  Information subject to change.

 

Antique Row West Palm Beach

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Antique Row Art Walk

January 23-25, 2014

South Dixie Highway (Between Belvedere and Southern Blvds)  West Palm Beach, FL

 

Galleries will be open all 4 days from 6-9pm.

The special art walk, South Dixie Antique Row Art Walk will take place on Sunday the 26th from 4-6 pm.

‘Art Synergy is a wonderful county wide celebration of art in Palm Beach County, our little niche on Antique Row between Belvedere and Southern Blvd is full of variety, powerful artwork and elegant settings, all with in walking distance of each other’ -Jamnea Finlayson

Participating Galleries

Sean Rush Atelier
3700 S. Dixie Hwy
classical figure drawings and Equine series paintings by Sean Rush.
sean@seanrush.com

Cashmere Buffalo
3709 S. Dixie Hwy
featuring the monochromatic works of Harlene Goldstein

Objects 20c
3611 S. Dixie Hwy
info@modernauctions.com

Mary Woerner Fine Arts
3700 S. Dixie Hwy #7
contemporary paintings, drawings, sculpture, collage, photography and original graphics.
mary@marywoernerfinearts.com

JF Gallery
3901 S. Dixie Hwy
Contemporary Gallery featuring mainly Abstract and Abstract Expressionism

 

Worth Avenue Art Walk

January 23-26, 2014    5pm – 8pm

 

Participating Galleries

 

Arcature Fine Art

318 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.805.9388
Contact – Ryan Ross
arcaturefineart@mac.com

Holden Luntz Gallery
332 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.805.9550
Contact – Jodi
jodi@oldenluntz.com

Mark Borghi Fine Art
255 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.328.9504
Contact – Mark Borghi
mark@borghi.org

Gallery Biba
224A Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.651.1371
Contact – Biba
biba@bibagallery.com

DTR Modern Galleries
440 South County Rd at Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.366.9387
Contact – Bryan Walsh
bwalsh@dtrmodern.com

Wally Findlay Galleries International
165 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.655.2090
Contact – lars
lars@wallyfindlay.com

Taglialatella Galleries
313 ½ Worth Avenue
In the Via Bice
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.833.4700
Contact – David Ginn
david@djtfa.com

Russek Gallery
203 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.832.4811
Contact – Sloane Russek
info@russek.com

Gavlak Gallery
249B Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.833.0583
Contact- Karene
karene@gavlakgallery.com

Surovek Gallery
349 Worth Avenue
12 Via Parigi
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.655.2665
Contact- Clay Surovek
clay@surovekgallery.com

Gasiunasen Gallery
400 Worth Avenue at Peruvian Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.820.8920
Contact – Donna Tribby
arijart@bellsouth.net

Galleria of Sculpture
11 Via Parigi| Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561.659.7557
Contact – Cheryl Sundell
info@galeriaofsculpture.com

Liman Studio Gallery
139 N County Rd| in the historic Paramount Building
Palm Beach, FL 33480
Contact – Ellen Liman
T6060@yahoo.com

 

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Art al’Fresco

January 24, 2014

Boynton Beach Art District

 

404-422 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

ARTal’FRESCO 2014, is a one night fashion, art, and culture exhibition in Boynton Beach which will feature a unique art experiences at BBAD, recently recognized as the “Best Art Walk 2013.” Special presentations include: live painting in artists studio settings, plein air painting, contemporary sculpture installation, a glass blowing demonstration, painting and photography exhibitions, video projection and interactive BBAD studio visits. Entertainment is provided by the South Florida Symphony Brass Ensemble, illuminated performance by Philosiphiers, photo ops with Fusion: Fashion and Art’s living sculptures staged in front of the districts “ActivistArtistA Bay Gates” mural project wearing couture art inspired fashions. Graffiti artists who painted the doors and walls will be adding finishing touches to their murals to add to the many art experiences.

 

 

Art Palm Beach ticket holders will enjoy access a VIP catered area, sponsored by The Little House, where a meet and greet with some of the Art Palm Beach’s main speakers and presenters, as well as, a visit to the ActivistArtistA Gallery’s Exhibition “Sensibilities” featuring the work of Ali Miranda and Cheryl Maeder, Curator: Rolando Chang Barrero. DJ music provided by Audio Playground Entertainment will keep the action going into the late hours of the night.

 

 

A FREE luxury bus tour sponsored by The City of Boynton Beach will offer Art Palm Beach attendees an informative and entertaining tour to Boynton Beach. The four hour tour pick up time is 6:15pm at the Convention Center. The tour will travel to the Boynton Beach Art in Public Places, Avenue of the Arts out door exhibition of twelve sculptures set in an urban environment. At 7:40pm the bus will arrive at the BBAD, Boynton Beach Arts District for the ARTal’FRESCO exhibitions. The luxury busses will be boarded at 10:00 pm to travel back to the Convention Center. To register please visit this website or call Lori J. Durante, ARTalFRESCO Tour.

 

 

 

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ArtX at Historic Northwood Village

January 25, 2014  6 – 11 pm

Historic Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, FL

Guided Art Walk of Galleries 6pm-9pm Artist demonstrations, lectures, and art exhibitions See below for participating galleries in the Historic Northwood Village art district. Grand Finale: Fashion Show by Fusion Fashion & Art 9pm Emerging from the galleries, models will appear on the catwalk for a marvelous fashion and art show. Over 50 artists will be presenting all new works of fashion and art on the runway.

Participating Galleries

 

Hennevelt’s Gallery  510 Northwood Rd.

  • Group Exhibition
  • Painting Demonstration

 

Northwood Glass Art & Gifts  524 Northwood Rd.

  • Student show of mosaic and fused glass.
  • Painting Demonstration

 

OSGS, Ortiz-Smykla Gallery-Studio 500 Northwood Rd.

  • Group Exhibition
  • Lecture/Demonstration

 

Bohemia AG 536 Northwood Rd.

  • Group Exhibition
  • Artist meet and greet

 

Suzanne Connors Fine Art Gallery  538 Northwood Rd.

  • Art to Wear Trunk Show Event

 

Harold’s Coffee Lounge   509 Northwood Rd.

  • Local artist painting exhibit

 

Jabo  437 Northwood Rd.

  • Group Exhibition

 

Christopher Gatelock Imagine Studios & Art Gallery  512 Northwood Rd.

  • Photographic Art Exhibit & Tour

 

RAW Gallery  508A Northwood Rd.

  • Collage Demonstration by owner/artist Dee Carnelli

 

Gallery 418  418 Northwood Rd.

  • This gallery offers a spontaneous mix of Mid century, modern, antiques, furnishings, lighting, fine art, rugs, one of a kind pieces for your home.

 

CCE (Creative Center for Creative Education)  425  24th Street

  • “Circus at the Center” event (Tuesday, January 28th, the day after Art Palm Beach weekend)
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Lula’s Art Pop

 

January 26, 2014

 

LULA Lake Worth Arts District: Featuring a colorful, artistic, and vibrant cultural landscape along the main streets located west of Dixie Highway, Lake and Lucerne, visitors can find the energetic Urban Arts Lofts of Lake Worth. The eclectic mix of galleries, music venues and unique specialty studios means there is never a shortage of things to do.

The first art walk at the Urban Arts Lofts:   12:00pm to 7:00pm

 

Urban Arts Lofts & Participating Downtown Galleries located at Lucerne Avenue and F Street in Lake Worth, FL

The Artists and the Lofts invite you to come and experience a day of Art Loft living. The walk will include live art demonstrations, assemblage of an air sculpture, musical and dance performances, ceramic creations, handmade drums and custom built furniture. Art Pop’s main event will be featuring 11 different galleries open to the public located at 1204 Lucerne also known as the Urban Arts Lofts (UAL).

 

The Urban Arts Lofts (UAL) consists of 12, brand new, two-story live/work lofts in the heart of the City. The three essential elements of this federally funded project included: style, sustainability and affordability. The Urban Arts Lofts provides workspace along with affordable housing for artists. These lots were once blighted and underutilized but the development of energy efficient/green units has helped market the City and given a real focus on setting the standard for arts and culture.

 

 

 

Full Schedule of Events and Galleries participating

 

 

Celestial Hunter Drums
1202 Lake Avenue, Deco Building

  • Live drum exhibition
  • Drums are hand made by the owners

Antonio Designs
1205 Lucerne Avenue, Deco Building

  • Handmade semi precious stone jewelry
  • Jewelry demonstrations

Andrea Lambrakis
1204 Lucerne Avenue, Floridian Building
www.andreahellenadesigns.com

  • Ceramic Art & Paintings

Yury Darashkevich1204 Lucerne Avenue, Floridian Building
www.yurydarash.com

  • Open Exhibit

Unit 1
1202 Lucerne Avenue, Modern Building
www.unit1.org

  • Exhibit opening that day
  • Live music

Studio C
1205 Lucerne Avenue, Deco Building
www.ucreativething.com

  • Studio C is a creative furniture and home decor workshop. We artistically customize and design around each client’s vision.

Kristine Yeste
(1202 Lake Avenue, Deco Building)

  • Paintings, prints, and a few stuffed toys
  • Live art toy as people pass by
  • Live music

JaiStar Productions
1205 Lucerne Avenue, Deco Building
www.JaiStarStudios.com
www.EcstaticDanceLakeWorth.com

  • Ecstatic Dance event
  • Live Music
  • 12 minute Visionary ART Movie
  • Visionary art collection on canvas (Giclee’s; natural 3-D effects and I have 3-D glasses to view art with)

Louise Noakes
1202 Lucerne Avenue, Modern Building

  • Exhibition of work will include fine art photography and feature “the digital transfer process”.
  • Live demonstrations how this exciting process is done.

Nardone
1202 Lucerne Avenue, Modern Building

  • Visual artists in Lake Worth focusing on journalistic, real-life film and photography as well as art installations

 

 

Downtown Lake Worth, long known for its charming eccentricities in art deco architecture, culture and people has opened its arms to a rebirth of some of the finest visual arts, experimental music forms, dance and theater groups. This is reflected in the many locally-owned boutiques, art galleries, vintage shops, and specialty and jewelry stores. Flamingo Clay StudioLake Worth Art League Gallery Art Link International, Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery, Bruce Webber Galleries, Maryanne Webber Galleries, Margot Stein Gallery, Artefact Pardo Gallery, McMow Art Glass, Art Gallery Designs, Shoe String Designs, Local Smoking Domain,  and Artisans on the Ave. are just a few of the participating galleries.

 

For information on LULA’s Art Pop check out www.lakewortharts.com or call 561.493.2550

For more information about Art Synergy visit the Art Palm Beach Week website.

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Learn Glass Fusing Techniques with Irene Jalowayski

This is an exciting opportunity!  Irene Jalowayski will teach a series of classes focused on Fused Glass beginning in January.  Not sure what to gift someone?  The Rickie Report thinks that this could be it!  Irene was featured as an Emerging Artist at Artigras, 2013 and sells her work through a number of local Galleries as well as the Florida Craftsman Gallery in Sarasota,FL.  More details are in this article.

 Irene Jalowayski

 

Creating with Fused Glass

 

Thursdays:  January 9, 16, and 23

 

10 AM – Noon

 

 The Craft Gallery

5911 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL

 

Special Pricing for the new season: $150 for the series including materials and firing

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The Craft Gallery is located on Dixie Highway between Southern and Forest Hill.  When you see the big Carvel ice cream cone it is time to turn into the parking lot. You will see The Craft Gallery behind Hair Harbor Beauty Salon and in back of Carvel’s parking lot.
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To see more of Irene’s fused glass art pieces visit   http://www.palmbeachsmashingglass.com

For more information call Irene at 561.792.8788 or email to ijaloway@yahoo.com

To register call:  561.585.7744  or  Mail your check to Craft Gallery   5911 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33405

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Premiere of Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach CALL for VOLUNTEERS!

The excitement of the Premiere of Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach is building!  The Rickie Report is coordinating volunteers  –  a few hours of your time and expertise.  You will be able to attend the event at which you volunteer at no charge, mingle with the artists and art buyers and truly be among the greater community of Palm Beach County, making a statement, “Art lives here!”  More details are in this article.  Feel free to share and ask some friends to join you for this remarkable opportunity!

 

 

Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach Offers 7 Art Destinations

January 23-28, 2014

Be A Part of this Exciting Premier Event!

Volunteers Needed!

Organizer and Founder of Art Palm Beach,  Lee Ann Lester, is collaborating with a group of Palm Beach County artists led by Rolando Chang Barrero, Craig McInnis, and Freddy Hennevelt.  They have organized art community leaders throughout Palm Beach County under the banner of Art Synergy.  This is a county-wide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of our vibrant arts community.
Art Synergy, Art Palm Beach and the Palm Beach Cultural Council, will produce 6 inaugural satellite exhibitions throughout Palm Beach County in conjunction with the world-renown Art Palm Beach event at the Palm Beach Convention Center, January  23- 28, 2014. This coordinated five day event includes over 60 galleries, studios, non-profit art institutions and museums.  Each art district will offer gallery walks, symposiums, open studio visits, special exhibitions, fashion shows, poetry readings, architectural tours, film previews and art performances. Maps and schedules of events will be available. 

The Participating Art Districts include:

  • Art Palm Beach – Art Synergy will host an information booth (January 23-26)
  • Boynton Beach – “ARTal’FRESCO ”  (January 24th  7 – 11 pm)
  • Clematis Street & West Palm Beach – “Continuum”
  • Historic Northwood Village, West Palm Beach  – “ArtX ”  (January 25th  5-11 pm)
  • Lake Worth – “ArtPOP” 
  • Palm Beach – Worth Avenue
  • S. Dixie Highway Arts & Antiques District, West Palm Beach
Volunteers are needed at most of the locations.  We need the entire community to get involved in even the smallest of tasks.  “It is a significant step in telling the world that “art lives here”.  It is Palm Beach County’s milestone moment. Palm Beach County has a great legacy in supporting the arts and is home to many of Florida’s leading art and cultural institutions. Art Synergy will create a new bridge for winter residents,  Art Palm Beach visitors to explore this cultural legacy and create an annual destination to enjoy Palm Beach County Art Week events.”, Lee Ann Lester states. 
  Volunteer Opportunities
Including distributing informational materials about Art Synergy Events:
  • greeters ( both inside and outdoors)
  • greeters at the valet parking (outdoors)  Art X  January 25th
  • serving food (both inside and outdoors)
  • salespeople (both inside and outdoors)
  • electricians  (BEFORE THE EVENT)
  • carpenters   (BEFORE THE EVENT)
  • sound engineers  (BEFORE and DURING the Event at ARTal’FRESCO)
  • lighting coordinators  (BEFORE and DURING the EVENT)
  • Assist with Guided Art Tour Art X January 25th 6-9 pm

Also on the Art Synergy “wish list” :

  • grant writer  ( BEFORE and AFTER the EVENT)
  • legal expertise in setting up a not-for-profit entity   (BEFORE and AFTER the EVENT)

Visit https://www.facebook.com/artsynergypbc for up to date happenngs and information.

 

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For general information about Art Synergy, contact:  Rolando Chang Barrero  786-521-1199  or  Craig McInnis  561-389-4800 or visit  Art Synergy Website         ArtPalmBeach          ActivistArtistA Blog or Art Synergy on Facebook
To Sign Up For A Volunteer Shift please send an email to  Rickie@therickiereport.com and indicate:
Preferred date, time (day or evening), location, volunteer position and any other areas of expertise you can share.   RSVP ASAP!

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

10 New Reasons to Shop Local and Shop Lake Worth

It is the season for shopping, bargain hunting and finding those special gifts.  The Merchants of Downtown (MOD Squad) of Lake Worth are giving The Rickie Report readers 10 new reasons to shop Lake Worth on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.  More details about sales and events are in this article.

 

Merchants of Downtown : Lake Worth

The MOD Squad

Ten NEW Reasons to Shop Lake Worth

 

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

 

All Day and All Evening

 

Friday, November 29 & Saturday, November 30

 

Small towns often suffer during the holiday season, deserted by the masses for the large malls; lured by glossy ads and non-stop commercials.  The Merchants and Restaurants of Downtown Lake Worth (The MOD Squad) are fighting back.  Downtown Lake Worth vows to take back the crowds with extraordinary wares, great pricing, quality merchandise and exceptional food and entertainment.

 

Stop by The Bees Knees!

Stop by The Bees Knees!

 

Top Ten reasons to shop Downtown Lake Worth on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

 

1.  You pay local merchant prices rather than the high mark-ups of the malls. Most of shops are mom and pop owned.

 

2.  There are unique, one of a kind gifts rather than the mass-produced products one sees coming and going; those gifts that are everywhere and on every commercial. Our gifts stand out as special.

 

3.  You will find Artist-run galleries with affordable works of art for the home, the table, to wear and to admire.  Works of art direct from the artist to you.

 

4.  Specialty shops abound with gifts from all over the world and gifts made right here in the United States.  Teas, soaps, jewelry, toys, costumes, decorations, chocolates, clothing. Find unusual gifts for your pets as well.

 

5.  Forget the food courts with their unhealthy trans-fat foods. Lake Worth has bakeries, café after café and restaurant after restaurant for you to stop into, rest your weary toes and gear up for another round of shopping.

 

6.  Stop for a music break on the streets as each corner has local musicians, from folk to blues to jazz to Caribbean drumming.  Have your caricature painted, or watch artists as they create unique works.

 

7.  Lake Worth is known for its shops filled with collectables and antiques.  They come in every price range.  For decades folks have been discovering Lake Worth and its unusual antiquing experience.

 

8.  Tis the holiday season to wander through an Americana, Old Fashioned town. Window shop, enjoy the competition between shop keepers to make their window the most festive,  see a wonderful movie, visit the theater and feel like you have fallen into a modern day Norman Rockwell painting.

 

9.  Parking is ample and free with four hour limits during the day and unlimited late afternoon and evenings.  Bring your treasures to the car and go back for more. Lake Worth has a great Sheriff’s Department patrolling and protecting your purchases.

 

10.  You pockets will have plenty of green protruding when you leave the scene. Use that to take the kids to the beach!

Come and Shop at the Carousel!

Come and Shop at the Carousel!

 

 

The Merchants of Downtown Lake Worth is a group that meets weekly to make Downtown Lake Worth a welcoming destination for neighbors and visitors alike.  The MOD Squad, as they fondly refer to themselves, organizes block by block bringing activity, unity and camaraderie to the Downtown corridor.  For additional information contact JClay6@aol.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

 

Art Palm Beach Announces “Art Synergy”, January 23-28, 2014

What happens when a grassroots movement brings artists from different associations, guilds, and galleries together?  ART SYNERGY!  The Rickie Report has written previously about the “Think Tank” meetings that began in May, 2013.  With the visionary leadership of a few and the voices of many, we are excited to share ART SYNERGY, which will be part of Art Palm Beach in January, 2014!  There are many opportunities for artists, galleries and groups to become involved.  Read this article for more details!

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ArtPalmBeach

Announces

Art Synergy

Jan. 23-28, 2014

Lee Ann Lester, Organizer of ArtPalmBeach Contemporary Art Fair, announced today the launch of the first “Art Synergy” Art Week during the upcoming ArtPalmBeach art fair.  ART SYNERGY is a countywide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of our vibrant arts community”, explained Craig McInnis, West Palm Beach Art District Coordinator. Initiated by Lee Ann Lester, Fair Organizer and local gallery owners Rolando Barrero, Craig McInnis, and Freddy Hennevelt; “Art Synergy” is a coordinated five day event with over 60 galleries, studios, non-profit art exhibition institutions and museums in six art districts throughout Palm Beach County during the five day fair, Jan. 23-28th.
Rolando Barrero, Director of ActivistArtistA Gallery and Developer of Boynton Beach Arts District; “Since opening my gallery, in a run-down industrial park in 2012, my dream was to develop the area into an art district and cultural center.  It has taken only 2 years to do so. Now that it has been cleaned up, repainted, and nationally branded – it’s ready to be presented to the arts world. Lee Ann Lester is vital to this effort and it’s with much gratitude that I thank her for accepting our proposal to participate under Palm Beach’s flagship art exposition: ART PALM BEACH.”
Lee Ann Lester, Founder and Organizer of ArtPalmBeach, says,“Palm Beach County has a great legacy in supporting the arts and is home to many of Florida’s leading art and cultural institutions. Art Synergy will create a new bridge for winter residents and ArtPalmBeach visitors to explore this cultural legacy and create an annual destination to enjoy Palm Beach County Art Week events.”
The first evening of Art Synergy begins at ART al’ FRESCO at the Boynton Beach Art District, on January 24th 7pm – 1am. ART al’ FRESCO will feature “Sensabilities: Cheryl Maeder and Ali Mirandaat the ActivistArtistA Gallery, a walking tour of the Murals of the Bay Gates Projects, special performances and showcasing of work by local area artists.
Each art district will offer a weekend of scheduled gallery walks, symposiums, open studio visits, special exhibitions, poetry readings, architectural tours, film previews, and art performances.

The Participating Art Districts:

  • Historic Northwood Village, West Palm Beach
  • Clematis Street & West Palm Beach
  • S. Dixie Highway Arts District, West Palm Beach
  • Palm Beach Worth Avenue
  • Boynton Beach
  • Lake Worth

 

ArtPalmBeach is the most recognized international contemporary art fair held in the Palm Beach County Convention Center established by the IFAE LLC a Florida based art fair organizer. IFAE produces both ArtPalmBeach established in 1997 and The American International Fine Art Fair Palm Beach February 4-9, 2014 established in 1996.

IFAE is celebrating its 25th year as an international fair organizer founded by Lee Ann and David Lester. The company has organized over 100 international art fairs in Chicago, New York, Miami, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Dallas and Palm Beach. IFAE LLC is now based in Miami and Palm Beach. In addition to the two Palm Beach fairs the firm organizes Miami International Art Fair, Miami Art + Design Fair, Art Sarasota, Miami International Jewelry Fair and The Club at SeaFair events in conjunction with Show Management Yacht Shows in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami Beach and Palm Beach.
For more information: www.artpalmbeach.com or
Lee Ann Lester; llester@ifae.com 239 949 5411
or contact District Art Event Coordinators:
  • Historic Northwood Village, West Palm Beach

Freddy Hennevelt, Hennevelt Gallery, henneveltsgallery@att.net, 561 506 4180

  • Clematis Street, West Palm Beach

Craig McInnis & Trina and Anthony Burkes
ATB Fine Arts, trintasb@atbfineartsts.com 561 842 5724

  • S. Dixie Highway Arts District, West Palm Beach

Jamnea Finlayson; JF Gallery, jamnea@jfgallery.com; 561 478- 8281

  • Palm Beach Worth Avenue

David Ginn; DJT Fine Art; david@djtfa.com; 561 833 4700

  • Boynton Beach

Rolando Barrero; Rolando Chang Barrero Studio; rolandobarrero@mac.com; 786 521 1199

  • Lake Worth

Emily Theodossakos, Lake Worth CRA

  EThedossakos@LakeWorth.org

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Palm Beach Fine Craft Show Exceeds Expectations

The Rickie Report attended the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show at the Palm Beach Convention Center and was thrilled to see so many wonderful artists. In addition to the expected glass,  jewelry, ceramic, and clothing artists, we were happy to find some who pushed the limits of expectation.  Read more in this article and next year – mark your calendars!

 

 

10th Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show a Smashing Success!

Crafts America Reports Large Crowds, Robust Sales all Weekend

 

With titans of industry and other prominent full- and part-time Palm Beachers lining up to add to their art collections or find something new for their wardrobes, the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show’s tenth season was a flurry of activity.

Luminaries attending the show included former General Electric CEO Jack Welch, who added glass from Scott Amrhein to his collection; Magellan Group chairman Robert G. Fessler, who went home with a kinetic sculpture by Gary Traczyk and took delivery of two large glass sculptures by Stephan Cox at his home in Manalapan Monday morning; and Kathleen DuRoss Ford, who added several art objects, jewelry and wearable art to her collection.

Feeling the Squeeze

Feeling the Squeeze by Debbie Mostel

 

 

Not every sale was in the tens of thousands of dollars however, and not everyone attending the show was a millionaire or billionaire, with nearly every one of the 125 artists at the show reported strong sales in every category and at every price point.

Attendance at the show was strong all three days, with a steady line at the box office and sales being completed from minutes after the doors opened on Friday until closing time on Sunday.

FASHION SHOWS WELL RECEIVED

Fashion shows on Friday and Saturday were a big hit again this year, with standing-room-only crowds on both Friday and Saturday.  Three models, with hair and makeup courtesy of Colorist Hair Studio & Spa in Palm Beach, looked fabulous as they walked the runway showing the latest creations in wearable art, jewelry and accessories from nearly three-dozen of the show’s artists.

 

The artists whose work was included in the fashion shows reported a surge of activity minutes after the models took their last stroll down the catwalk each day, with wearable art, jewelry and handbags selling at a rapid clip to fashion show attendees, who took notes and circled names and booth numbers when something caught their eye.

Sunburst Daffodil by Ronnie Hughes

Sunburst Daffodil by Ronnie Hughes

 

A sculpture garden decorated the entry to the show floor, with large works by Stephan Cox, John Mowen, Matthew Fine, and Kirsten Stingle surrounded by a dazzling display of native plants and flowers, courtesy of Quinntessence Nursery in Loxahatchee, FL.  Stingle’s large piece, priced at $8,000, sold on Sunday and is being shipped to a home in Boston this week.  Stephan Cox anticipates closing a sale on his large pieces, priced at $60,000, in the coming days.

 

2013 AWARD WINNERS

Award judges for this year’s show were Dale Anderson, collector & fine craft advocate; and Betty Wilson, owner/Director Craft Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL.  The judges singled out the following artists for special recognition:

 

BEST IN SHOW:

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Paveen Chunhaswasdikul (BEER’S POTTERY) Gadsden, AL. Award sponsor, anonymous.

 

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN GLASS:

 

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Scott Amrhein, Sherwood, WI. Award sponsor, Florida Glass Art Alliance.

 

COLLECTORS’ AWARD

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Marjolaine Arsenault (wearable art), Chestertown, NY.  Award sponsors, Dale and Doug Anderson, collectors, fine craft advocates; Craft Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL; Paul Fisher Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL.

 

NEXT UP: WASHINGTON, DC

Crafts America’s next show is in Washington, DC November 1- 3, 2013 at the Washington Convention Center (www.WashingtonCraftShow.com).  The Palm Beach Fine Craft Show (PalmBeachFineCraftShow.com) returns to the Palm Beach County Convention Center February 28-March 2, 2014.

Artists wishing to apply to the Washington show must submit their applications by April 1, 2013. Visit www.JuriedArtServices.com to download an application. The application process for Palm Beach will begin soon, and an announcement will be posted online.  For more information, contact Bill Underwood at 561-267-2632 or bill@libertymediagroup.net.

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Webber Gallery Presents Paintings By Bill Benjamin As Part Of Gallery Walk in Lake Worth

Take your friends, neighbors and family to Lake Worth this Saturday for a special event.  The Centennial Committee of Lake Worth has planned many events for us to celebrate with this artist haven.  This Saturday, March 9th from 11 – 4,  you can take a self-guided tour beginning in Downtown Lake Worth. Participating galleries and cultural stops are offering freebies and specials.  Bruce Webber Gallery is hosting an exhibit, “Florida, Back in the Day” featuring prominent Palm Beach artist, Bill Benjamin.  The Rickie Report hopes to see you there!

 

 

Florida, Back in the Day

 

An Exhibit of Original Paintings

By Palm Beach Artist

Bill Benjamin

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       The Bruce Webber Gallery joins in the celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the State of Florida and the centennial of the City of Lake Worth with an exhibit of paintings by Palm Beach artist Bill Benjamin.

 

Opening Reception with the Artist

Thursday March 7, 2013

  5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

 JOIN IN THE FREE GALLERY WALK

SATURDAY MARCH 9th

11 – 4

Exhibit continues through March 23rd.

 

Bill Benjamin grew up in Palm Beach, the eldest son of William Benjamin, II, of Southampton and New York and Odette de Bruniere, of Paris, France. Bill’s mother was an accomplished artist. Besides his parents’ encouragement and his mother’s example, Bill counts his education at the Choate School and particularly the Cosnard course on the history of French art as major early influences of his lifelong interest in the Impressionist style of painting.

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After studying Fine Arts at Tulane University in New Orleans, Bill worked primarily in the marine construction industry, including a year spent in Hawaii at the Naval Base in Pearl Harbor. The Eighties saw Bill’s return to Palm Beach and his art career, which was well received within the community, with gallery shows and many private and commercial clients for both works in oil on canvas and murals, particularly featured in Jennifer Ash’s book, ‘Private Palm Beach’.

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Bill’s paintings feature prominently his interest in plein air and marine subjects with an impressionist flair. Please join us for this nostalgic exhibit of old Florida.  For more information contact:www.webbergallery.com or call 561-582-1045.

 ART WALK

Featured venues include:

  • The Lake Worth Playhouse which will be open for touring during the Art Walk from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • The Stonzek Theatre which will host an open house from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM with short films and fun cartoons on screen.
  • Chafin Music will feature an exhibit of posters created specifically for Chafin Music Center by school aged children.
  • The Bruce Webber Gallery will feature an exhibit of paintings by Palm Beach Artist Bill Benjamin entitled; Florida, Back in the Day.

 Other participants include:

 

  • BAMBOO ROOM
  • CLAY GLASS METAL STONE GALLERY
  • DAVID  TORRELLA PHOTOGRAPHY
  • DOWNTOWN DANCE
  • JIM M. HERTZ STUDIO
  • LAKE WORTH ART LEAGUE
  • LAKE WORTH HISTORICAL MUSEUM
  • LAKE WORTH PUBLIC LIBRARY
  • MARGOT STEIN GALLERY
  • MARYANNE WEBBER GALLERY
  • McMOW ART GLASS
  • STUDIO DANCE

 

The Art Walk is a self guided tour and will take place rain or shine. For more information contact: Maryanne Webber  at 561 585 0003        or  Webbergalleries@bellsouth.net 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Lake Worth Offers FREE Art Walk!

 Lake Worth is offering a FREE Art Walk on Saturday March 9th!  What a wonderful way to begin Lake Worth’s Centennial Celebration!  The Rickie Report thinks you should take advantage of being able to see multiple galleries and studios of community-based artists, theaters, and cultural sites!

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Celebrate the Arts!

Centennial Art & Culture Walk     

 Downtown Lake Worth 

 

Saturday, March 9,  11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

 

   Celebrating the Arts in Lake Worth in association with Centennial of Lake Worth. Designed to showcase the galleries and many art and cultural attractions  within the downtown area.

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This free ArtWalk will begin promptly at 11:00 A.M. with an introduction at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, 601 Lake Avenue.

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Patrons will receive an Art Walk Guide and Map with the suggested itinerary. The participating venues will have special exhibits and presentations throughout the day.

 

Featured venues include:

  • The Lake Worth Playhouse which will be open for touring during the Art Walk from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • The Stonzek Theatre which will host an open house from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM with short films and fun cartoons on screen.
  • Chafin Music will feature an exhibit of posters created specifically for Chafin Music Center by school aged children.
  • The Bruce Webber Gallery will feature an exhibit of paintings by Palm Beach Artist Bill Benjamin entitled; Florida, Back in the Day.

 Other participants include:

 

  • BAMBOO ROOM
  • CLAY GLASS METAL STONE GALLERY
  • DAVID  TORRELLA PHOTOGRAPHY
  • DOWNTOWN DANCE
  • JIM M. HERTZ STUDIO
  • LAKE WORTH ART LEAGUE
  • LAKE WORTH HISTORICAL MUSEUM
  • LAKE WORTH PUBLIC LIBRARY
  • MARGOT STEIN GALLERY
  • MARYANNE WEBBER GALLERY
  • McMOW ART GLASS
  • STUDIO DANCE

 

The Art Walk is a self guided tour and will take place rain or shine. For more information contact: Maryanne Webber  at 561 585 0003        or  Webbergalleries@bellsouth.net   

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291