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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.

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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.

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Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents Sculptural Works Of Claire Satin Through February 26. Pompano Beach Cultural Center Features Lori Arbel And Ya La’Ford In March. Public Is Welcome To These Free Exhibits


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Art lovers take note!  Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) presents Large Scale Constructions” by  Claire Satin, featuring an overview of the internationally acclaimed artist’s large sculptural works. Satin has had an extensive exhibition and collections history in the U.S. and Europe and is known for her use of a vast range of different materials, mediums and environments to create  notion-challenging artwork (on view until February 26). The Pompano Beach Cultural Center announces two new exhibitions:  Thought Patterns”, by artist Lori Arbel, whose work captivates audiences with intricate layers of ink, paint and other markings applied with numerous mediums on canvas (on view through March 31); and Vantage Point” by Ya La’ford, which features a selection of imposing, welded-steel geometric installations, along with several illustrative works on canvas (on view through April 2).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

 

POMPANO      BEACH      CULTURAL    AFFAIRS      

DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

   P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S:

 

 

 

“Large   Scale   Constructions”

by Claire Satin

At

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

The exhibition will be on view until February 26

 

 

 

 

“Kanji Rods, Rose” by Claire Satin

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) is proud to present “Large Scale Constructions” by Claire Satin, featuring an overview of the internationally acclaimed artist’s large sculptural works primarily from the 1980’s and 1990’s. Satin has had an extensive exhibition and collections history in the U.S. and Europe and is known for her use of a vast range of different materials, mediums and environments to create  notion-challenging artwork. 

 

“You don’t want to miss this exhibition,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “Claire Satin is an internationally exhibited and collected artist, and we are extremely excited to provide this showcase of her talent which features her conceptual large-scale sculptures in paper, wood, metal and ink.”  Satin’s work concentrates on the exploration of different mediums breaking the boundaries of traditional sculptures. These art pieces and constructions explore the connection between minimalistic forms while retaining a human connection.

 

Some of the works have been influenced by the artist’s association with her friend and mentor, the composer John Cage (1912-1992) and his concept of indeterminacy and chance operations. The artworks from 1980s and 1990s went through several phases, as they were constantly evolving in form, medium, and their level of minimalism and abstraction.

 

 

“Kanji Rods, Gray” by Claire Satin

 

 

Claire Jeanine Satin is a book artist, sculptor and designer of public art installations with a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA from Pratt Institute. Her work has been extensively exhibited in the United States and in Europe. She has been a facilitator for the arts in Broward County Florida for many years and is the recipient of many awards and grants including the Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant for Sculpture, an award nomination from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, two Florida Individual Artists Fellowships, a Karl Vogelstein Grant, a Ruth Cheven Foundation Grant, a Richard A. Florsheim Art Fund Grant, a $15,000 Florida Cultural Consortium Grant, and a Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture Grant.

 

 

Her works are in the current collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA; the Museum of Modern Art, New York City; the American Centers in New Delhi and Bombay, India; the Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archives of Concrete and Visual Poetry; and the Library of Congress Rare Books Collection among others.  Claire Jeanine Satin is a South Florida-based artist notable for her book works, sculpture and public art works. She invents new shapes for books, pushing to define the look of a page, the role of words, and how people see them.

 

 

 

Thought Patterns” by Lori Arbel

and

 

 

“Vantage Point” by Ya La’ford

 

 

Arbel’s work will be on view until March 31.

 La’ford’s work will be on view until April 2. 

 

 

At 

Pompano Beach Cultural Center

 

50 W Atlantic Blvd.   Pompano Beach, FL  33060

 

 

 

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center is proud to announce its newest exhibitions, “Thought Patterns”, by artist Lori Arbel, whose work captivates audiences with intricate layers of ink, paint and other markings applied with numerous mediums on canvas. And “Vantage Point” by Ya La’ford. which features a selection of imposing, welded-steel geometric installations, along with several illustrative works on canvas.

 

“Lori is a remarkable talent who employs a dramatic way of creating her art,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “She doesn’t use an easel, but instead she lays the surface on the table of her studio, constantly moving around it, working from each side and angle until the artwork is complete. Creating in this manner allows her the freedom to engage in the piece in its entirety and not from just one perspective.”

 

 

“Love Triangle” by Lori Arbel

 

 

Understanding her signature style is especially important for this exhibition, as her works explore the inner psyche including the monotonous tasks of everyday life.  Using marks and a reduced, neutral palette, the artist delves into thought patterns to question how we connect, respond, and make our mark on the world. Arbel embraces emotional introspection for content; creative expression as dialogue.  Pen and ink lines, handmade paper and geometric shapes allow her to express depth, texture and pattern that result in visually energetic and meditative renderings. The imperfections of the handmade paper and pops of gold illustrate metaphor, transforming sometimes negative energy into something beautiful.

 

 

 

 

Artwork by Ya La’Ford

 

As an installation artist, La’ford is best known for her signature use of wall-to-wall recurring geometric patterns including her highly regarded infusion of hypnotizing LED luminaries. For this exhibition, she will activate the gallery in an all-encompassing fashion, from floor to ceiling, allowing guests to travel through the exhibition by following the lines and intersections in a way that creates meaning for them. 

 

“Ya La’ford’s work challenges viewers to see the patterns and cycles in nature,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “This exhibition becomes a symbolic map of the universe created from her vision which she invites us to explore.”

 

La’ford’s work finds serenity through interconnecting lines, which to her represents a metaphorical journey to communicate humanity’s unseen experiences echoed through diverse but shared accounts. Through La’ford’s work, she finds interest in the role geometry plays in the physical experience and material worlds while the synchronicity of the universe is determined by certain mathematical constants which express themselves in the form of patterns and cycles in nature.

 

 

 

About the City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department:


The mission of the Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes visual arts, digital media, music, film, theater, dance, and public art for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City’s premiere cultural arts venues including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Historic Ali Cultural Arts, Bailey Contemporary Arts, Pompano Beach Amphitheater, and the Blanche Ely House. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grant awarded to the Pompano Beach Crossroads place-making arts initiative.

 

 

 

For more information visit, www.pompanobeacharts.org or call 954-545-7800.

Pompano Beach Cultural Center is located at  50 W Atlantic Blvd.   Pompano Beach, FL  33060

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts is located at 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

 

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Enhance Your Artistic Side With Workshops In Pompano Beach, Offering Three Ways To Bring More Art Into Your Life From January 18 Through February 15


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Enhance Your Artistic Side with Workshops!  The Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is offering an assortment of artistic workshops so you can explore and enhance your creative side. Every month, the venues offer classes in a variety of art forms for students ages 16 and up. The fees include all supplies.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges our readers to take advantage of these outstanding opportunities. Learn how exciting becoming a creative can be!

 

 

 

POMPANO      BEACH      CULTURAL    AFFAIRS      DEPARTMENT

 

   P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S:

 

 

 

Enhance Your Artistic Side with Workshops

 

  JANUARY  18  Through FEBRUARY  15 :

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

 

 

Watercolor Painting Techniques
January 18

Noon -4 pm   $25

Whether you are just starting out or have some experience with watercolor or other painting materials, this workshop will expand your painting skills no matter what your medium or level of experience. Explore your knowledge of watercolor materials and special techniques that are unique to watercolor painting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fortunes & Love Letters Workshop
January 25

 11 am – 2 pm    $25

Create an original artwork to celebrate the Lunar New Year or Valentine’s Day. Artist Andrea Huffman will begin with a brief discussion about color and composition, while enjoying a cup of tea and fortune cookies. The fortunes, along with Postage Stamps and other ephemera, will then be incorporated into collages on canvas. Paint, stencils, rubber stamps and other embellishments will be added to create a beautiful reminder of the Words of Wisdom in your fortune, or to share with a special Valentine. Participants may also bring their own collage materials as well, to include in their artwork.

 

 

 

 

The Blanche Ely House

 

 

(Photo courtesy of lafamialdebroward.com)

1600 NW 6th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

Creative Artmaking Workshop: The Art of Head Wrapping
February 15

 11 am – 1 pm   $10

The African headdress can be traced back to the Nubian empire and ancient Egypt where priests and the nobility adorned themselves with intricate head wraps. This art form has experienced a resurgence in popularity in contemporary culture, join us for two hours of creativity, great conversation, and culture during this interactive workshop! Enjoy step-by-step instruction and live demonstration of head wrap styling techniques and cultural significance. These skills will allow you to mix and match designs to create dozens of chic, fun head wrap styles. All of our styles are gentle, easy and take only minutes to create. Switch it up every day showcasing that natural hair is versatile and creative. This class is a live, in-person tutorial that will walk you through the steps needed to create each of the styles. We also seek to educate women of color on their history so that you wear them with confidence and poise! Not to mention, it’s the best go-to when you’re having a bad hair day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information visit, www.pompanobeacharts.org or call 954-545-7800.

Pompano Beach Cultural Center is located at  50 W Atlantic Blvd.   Pompano Beach, FL  33060

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts is located at 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

The Blanche Ely House is located at 1600 NW 6th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

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


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society

A Watermedia Group

ArtServe

1350 Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Please Join Us!

 

 

Meetings are held October through May

3rd Tuesday of each month

7 pm  at  Artserve

 

 

 

 

GCWS Workshops – 2020

Art Serve

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

 

 

 

 

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$350 for Members $395 for Non-Members

 

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

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Anne Abgott AWS, NWS   February 18-20 2020

 

 

 

 

 

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$350 for Members $395 for Non-Members

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

 

 

 

Steve Rogers AWS, NWS  March 17-19, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$350 for Members and $395 For Non- Members

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

 

 

How to Pay:

PayPal or You can reserve your seat by paying online

at www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com/

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

 

 

 

 

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Fort Lauderdale Branch Of National League Of American Pen Women Opens Call To Artists At Herb Skolnick Community Center: Open To All Artists. Public Is Invited To Awards Luncheon On Friday, February 14.


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The Fort Lauderdale Branch of National League of American Pen Women shares a Call for Artists for a juried exhibition of all media. The event takes place at the Herb Skolnick Community Center in Pompano Beach, FL.  The public is invited to an Awards Luncheon on Friday, February 14 (make your reservations)!   The Rickie Report shares the details and urges the artists to apply – and art patrons to visit the exhibit, which opens February 5th through March 4th 2020.  This Call for entries is open to non- member as well as members!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL  LEAGUE  OF  AMERICAN  PEN  WOMEN  FORT  LAUDERDALE  BRANCH

ANNOUNCES:

 

 

CALL    FOR    ALL    MEDIA

 

JURIED EXHIBITION

 

 

Exhibit Available February 5 – March 4, 2020

Herb Skolnick Community Center

800 SW 36th Avenue   Pompano Beach, FL 33069

954-786-4590

 

 

2019 Winner,  Beverly Dameron

 

 

Click here for Prospectus:  PenWomenFtLauderdaleskolnickprospectus final 2020

 

 

 

 

 

AWARDS LUNCHEON/ARTIST DEMO:

Friday, February 14, 2020

11:30 AM

 at Herb Skolnick Center

 Lunch Catered by Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza


$30

Reservations necessary !

(954) 786-4590  

Pottery Demonstration by artist Ellen Cohen-Berman

 

 

 

 

About the National League of American Pen Women:

Since its founding in 1897 by Marian Longfellow O’Donoghue, Henry Longfellow’s niece, the League seeks to create progression and advancement in visual arts, literary work, and musical composition. As the oldest and largest women’s arts organization, members share their creativity in a number of ways, including workshops, exhibitions, discussion groups, performances, demonstrations and lectures, fostering networking and friendships among members, while maintaining a high, broad standard of work, effort and strength that comes from the union. Each year the Fort Lauderdale Branch awards three $1,000 scholarships to a high school senior woman who has been accepted and enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college, university or technical school.

 

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For additional information please call 954-527-0407

 

 

 

 

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Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents “Building A Feminist Archive: A Showcase Of Cuban Women Photographers In The United States”


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Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) presents Building a Feminist Archive: Cuban Women Photographers in the US; a free exhibition that features ten women artists whose works in photography provide a glimpse into diverse histories of migration, community, activism and resistance. The work will be on view in the Central and East Galleries now through December 21, 2019.  The public is welcome to an Artist Talk on Wednesday, December 18.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents:

 

 Building a Feminist Archive:

A Showcase of Cuban Women Photographers in the United States

 

 

Exhibit Available Now– December 21   

FREE Admission

Artist Talk:

Wednesday, December 18  

6 pm

 

FEATURED ARTISTS:

 

Aurora de Armendi

Carlotta Boettcher

María Magdalena Campos-Pons

Coco Fusco

Nereida García Ferraz

Silvia Lizama

María Martínez-Cañas

Yali Romagoza

Gladys Triana

Juana Valdés

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yali Romagoza. “Meditating my way out of Capitalism and Communism.12410 days of Isolation.2018.-Photo-Geandy Pavon

 

 

This exhibition is presented as part of the launching activities of Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA), an emerging organization dedicated to research, promotion, support and education on the role of women, and those identified as women, in photography. It is curated by Aldeide Delgado, art historian and curator whose project Catalog of Cuban Women Photographers collates, for the first time, the works of Cuban women photographers from the 19th Century to the present.

 

“U.S-based female Cuban artists have flourished as a result of a more openly creative environment which they now live,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “The photographs freely explore their experiences without censure.”  Archives have traditionally functioned as repositories that legitimize a patriarchal construction of history. These spaces have been confined to institutions with very restrictive access where only a few have the privilege of interpreting its documents.  How can the framework of feminism help to explore and reconstruct historical narratives?

 

Aldeide Delgado at-Miami Biennale. Photo Pedro Avendaño

 

 

 

Photography played a fundamental role in the feminist art movement of the late 1960s, in large part because of its accessibility and its direct engagement of political and social issues. By using photography, women artists found a powerful tool to deconstruct the male gaze and to bring private themes into public discussion. Also, photography was a non-traditional medium- a recent one in comparison to painting and sculpture- that expanded the definition of fine arts and incorporated diverse artistic possibilities.

 

 


Nereida Garcia-Ferraz. “El picnic”

 

 

 

Building a Feminist Archive: Cuban Women Photographers in the US shows the varied contributions of Cuban women artists living and working in the United States since the seventies, when the concept of a collective “Latino” identity became crucial. These artists started to attend art schools and found themselves inspired by and responding to the social movements of their time. They created new images of their communities and examined pluricultural experiences challenging the notion of being exclusively Cuban or American. This show reveals artwork rarely seen or exhibited, and at the same time promotes reflection on the social, cultural and political identities of Cuban Women Artists in the United States within the current discussion of Latinx art.

 

 

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Aurora de Armendi is an interdisciplinary artist. She studied at The Cooper Union School of Art (BFA, 2005) and The University of Iowa (MFA, 2009). In 2016, she completed artist residencies at Anderson Ranch Arts Center (Colorado) and Jamaica Flux (Queens), and was a finalist for the Cintas Foundation Fellowship Awards in Visual Arts. Her work has been included on group exhibitions at the Bronx Biennial (NY, 2013), International Print Center (NY, 2009, 2012 and 2013), The Center for Book Arts (NY, 2013) as well as in cities in the United States, Iceland, Hungary, Argentina, Cuba among others.

 

Carlotta Boettcher pursued her higher education in areas of Philosophy, and Art History at the University of Madrid from 1963 to 1968, and later in Printmaking at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts (Paris, 1968-1971). She earned a BA in Fine Arts with an emphasis on Photography and an MA in Film and Visual Anthropology at San Francisco State University (1977-1985). Her work has been included in the Tucson Museum of Art, New Mexico Museum of Art, and was more recently selected three years in a row for photography awards by AI-AP Latin American Fotografia (2017,2018 and 2019).

 

María Magdalena Campos-Pons is an interdisciplinary artist working on photography, performance, painting, sculpture, film, and video. She has had solo exhibitions at MoMA, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the Peabody Essex Museum, among other distinguished institutions. She has participated in the Venice Biennale, the Dakar Biennale, Johannesburg Biennial, and Documenta 14. In 2017 she received the endowed Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Campos-Pons’ works are in over 30 museum collections including the Smithsonian Institution, The Whitney, the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Gallery of Canada, the Victoria and Albert Museum, MoMA, and The Museum of Fine Arts (Boston).

 

Coco Fusco is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. She is a recipient of a 2018 Rabkin Prize for Art Criticism, a 2016 Greenfield Prize, a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship, among others. She has participated in outstanding events such as the 56th Venice Biennale, Basel Unlimited, Frieze Special Projects, two Whitney Biennials (2008 and 1993), the Sydney Biennale, and The Johannesburg Biennial. Her works have also been shown at MoMA, The Walker Art Center, KW Institute of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona. Fusco received her B.A. in Semiotics from Brown University (1982), her M.A. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University (1985) and her Ph.D. in Art and Visual Culture from Middlesex University (2007).

 

Nereida García Ferraz is a painter, photographer and video maker who graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has received the Ford Foundation Grant (1994), Illinois Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowship (1985, 1986, 1989), MacArthur Foundation Media Grant (1994) as well as The Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship from the San Francisco Art Institute (2000 – 2001). She co-produced and directed the award winner video-documentary “Ana Mendieta: Fuego de Tierra.” The film is in the collection of MoMA, Guggenheim Museum, Yale University, San Francisco Art Institute and many others Museums and Universities around the world.

 

Silvia Lizama received her BFA degree from Barry University, and her MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. Having exhibited in South Florida since 1978, her hand-colored photographs have gained national and international attention and have been included in prestigious exhibitions and collections. Major awards include the Southern Arts Federation/NEA Regional Visual Arts Fellowship Grant (1993) and the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists (1992 and 2015), among others. In 1999 she completed a Miami Dade Art in Public Places commission for the Exhibition room of the Trailhead Arrival Facility at Deering Estate in Miami, Florida.

 

María Martínez-Cañas attended the Philadelphia College of Art (BFA, 1982) and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA, 1984). Her career has been marked by an insatiable drive to experiment with different photographic techniques. Martínez-Cañas has been nominated for a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant and has been the recipient of many awards and grants, including a National Endowment for the Arts grant (1988) and a Civitella Ranieri Foundation fellowship (2014) in Umbertide, Italy. Her photographs are in private and public collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, and Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

 

Yali Romagoza is a multi-disciplinary artist. She graduated with a MFA in Fashion from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2013-2015) and a BA in Art History from the University of Havana (2001-2006). She has participated in the Gothenburg Biennial (2007), Havana Biennial (2009), and Liverpool Biennial (2010). Romagoza has collaborated with Carmelita Tropicana and Ela Troyano in Post-Plástica, at El Museo del Barrio (NY, 2012) UCRArtsblock (2017), Queens Museum (2019), Leslie-Lohman Museum (2019). She has been granted numerous awards and residencies including Cátedra Arte de Conducta by Tania Bruguera (2007), Bétonsalon Centred’art et de recherché (Paris, 2009), and NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program (2017).

 

Gladys Triana completed her B.A. at Mercy College in 1976 and M.A. at Long Island University in 1977. She also studied printmaking at San Fernando University in Madrid, Spain from 1970-1972. Triana has received two Cintas Fellowships in Visual Arts, the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s CALL Program grant. Triana’s work has been presented in numerous exhibitions at museums such as The Bronx Museum of the Arts, El Museo de Arte Moderno (Santo Domingo), El Museo de Bellas Artes (Santiago de Chile), El Museo de la Ciudad (Mexico), the NSU Art Museum (Fort Lauderdale), and the Frost Art Museum (Miami).

 

Juana Valdes is a multi-disciplinary artist. She has been an artist-in-residency at Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Lower EastSide Printshop, and the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center International. She is a recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Cuban Artist Fund Grant, and the Pollock-Krasner Grant. She was awarded the Cosby Fellowship to attend Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (1995). Her work has been exhibited at Hudson River Museum, Art in General, El Museo del Barrio, and WhiteBox Gallery. Juana Valdes completed her MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts (1993) and her BFA in Sculpture at Parsons School of Design (1991).

 

ABOUT THE CURATOR

Aldeide Delgado is the founder and director of Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA). She was a fellow of the School of Art Criticism 2018, a program of the INBA-Siqueiros Project with the support of Jumex Foundation and Patronato de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico. In 2017, she was the recipient of the Research and Production of Critic Essay Fellowship issued by Teor/éTica for her project Solid Abstraction: Political Paths in Central American and the Caribbean. Aldeide is the author of the online archive Catalog of Cuban Women Photographers, as well as the namesake ongoing book. She has participated in events at Perez Art Museum Miami, Coral Gables Museum, the New School, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Miami Biennale, and the 12th Biennial of Havana. Her formal higher education took place at the University of Havana, where she studied Art History with highest honors. Publications, where she has contributed, include Cuban Art News, Artishock, Terremoto, C&America Latina, Arcadia, as well as diverse independent art blogs. She writes for Artishock, Terremoto, ArtNexus, and C&America Latina. She will participate in the symposium Fast Forward: How do women work at the Tate Modern next November.

 

 

 

About the City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department:


The mission of the Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes visual artsdigital media, music, film, theater, dance, and public art for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City’s premiere cultural arts venues including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Historic Ali Cultural Arts, Bailey Contemporary Arts, Pompano Beach Amphitheater, and the Blanche Ely House. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grant awarded to the Pompano Beach Crossroads place-making arts initiative.

 

For more information visit, www.pompanobeacharts.org or call 954-545-7800

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts is located at 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

 

 

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


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society

A Watermedia Group

ArtServe

1350 Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Please Join Us!

 

 

Meetings are held October through May

3rd Tuesday of each month

7 pm  at  Artserve

 

 

 

 

GCWS Workshops – 2020

Art Serve

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

 

 

 

 

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$350 for Members $395 for Non-Members

 

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

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Anne Abgott AWS, NWS   February 18-20 2020

 

 

 

 

 

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$350 for Members $395 for Non-Members

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

 

 

 

Steve Rogers AWS, NWS  March 17-19, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$350 for Members and $395 For Non- Members

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

 

 

How to Pay:

PayPal or You can reserve your seat by paying online

at www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com/

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

 

 

 

 

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Kathy Linden Is Featured Artist At Tedds ART Works Gallery With Opening Reception Friday, December 6


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Kathy Linden will be a Featured Artist at Tedds ART Works Gallery in Wilton Manors. The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, December 6.  There will be a raffle drawing for anyone who brings an unwrapped donation for Toys For Tots, in addition to meeting the artist!  Kathy promises us some new and very colorful Pop Art pieces (no sneak peeks), plus  fun and affordable pieces of artwork for small and large spaces.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few peeks at some of Kathy’s other artworks. The exhibit is available through January 7, 2020.

 

 

Tedds   ART  Works   Gallery

 Presents:  

K A T H Y      L I N D E N

 

 

 

“Sexy and Sultry” by Kathy Linden

 

Opening Night:

 

 

Friday, December 6

 

 6 – 9  pm  

 

 

This event is free and open to the public 

 

 

Please bring a new, unwrapped gift for Toys For Tots

 

 

 

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Saturday  11 am -5 pm

Or By appointment

 

 

 

 

Exhibit runs December 6, 2019 – January 7, 2020

 

2422 N Dixie Hwy.       Wilton Manors, FL 3330

703-269-824

 

 

Kathy Linden tells The Rickie Report, “Art is everywhere! It envelops us! It is energizing! It is the quintessential expression of our world.  I am a University graduate with a degree in art…but that does not make me the painter I am.  I see it!  I touch it! I live it!”  For Kathy, color emanates from all subject matter, whether live or inanimate.

 

“The reality is not what I am after,” she says.  “It is the never-ending vitality in all things. My driving force to create is my insatiable passion to capture what I see.  Color, for me, is a silent language that speaks to the soul. So, in my world, an abundance of color is essential.  Violating ‘the rules’ is part of the adventure.  I never anticipate the finality of a canvas, as I don’t necessarily continue in the direction in which I begin.  For me, each canvas is an emotional journey into to which I am totally invested”.

 

 

 

“Abstract” by Kathy Linden.  This piece of artwork will be part of the Toys For Tots raffle

 

 

 

Kathy’s goal was to be a medical illustrator, so absolute realism was her focus. As her children grew and she found more time to focus on new artistic developments, she took classes at the Boca Raton Museum of Art School and found her world upside down!  Having had a “tight” hand and agonizing over details, award winning instructor, Miles Levanthall convinced her to take a master art class.

 

Over the next 10 years, Kathy grew and was encouraged to pursue a newfound freedom in her artistry. She currently has paintings displayed at the International Plaza Office Building at 7280 W. Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton.  Eight others at currently at the Imperial Point Hospital in Fort Lauderdale will be moved to the Grand Hotel in Fort Lauderdale.  You can find some of her larger works at the Heart of Delray Gallery in Delray Beach.

 

“Significance of Self” by Kathy Linden

 

Kathy shares, “Not to be forgotten, I am blessed because my husband supports my creative efforts, even giving up their 2-car garage and making it into an art studio for me! I am living my dream! I love working from home, as it gives me the freedom to go to my ‘special place’ any time of the day or night and in any attire.  When an idea strikes, I have to get it on canvas immediately! Canvas is my substrate of choice, though I do work on ampersand which allows for great texture and absorptions of color”.

 

 

 

Tedd Davis, owner and curator of Tedd’s ArtWorks, will be exhibiting some of Kathy’s newest works, including one which will be raffled off when you bring an unwrapped new toy to donate to Toys For Tots.  Tedd is the director of ArtsUnited which supports all facets of the arts, especially to support those in need.

 

 

 

“It’s Life’s Illusions I Recall” by Kathy Linden

 

 

 

Most of Kathy’s artworks are large, since she has trouble confining herself to a small space.  Besides working regularly, Kathy is involved in networking to “stay in the loop” with other artists and new trends. She is a member of the Boca Raton Artist Guild, Broward County Art Guild, ArtsUnited, ArtServe, Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA), American Impressionist Society, Masters Art Program, and Boca Raton Museum of Art, Art School.

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or other artworks:

www.kathyLstudio.net

Instagram  @klindenart

Twitter       @klindenartist

Linkedin   linkedin.com/in/klinden-artist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Watercolor Artist, Claudia Hafner, Is Featured At Oceanfest 2019 At Ann Kolb Nature Center November 9 And The Christmas Boutique & Craft Market At Westminster Academy November 15 & 16


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Claudia Hafner will be a Featured Artist exhibiting her original sea turtle and other wildlife paintings at OCEANFEST on Saturday, November 9 at the Ann Kolb Nature Center in Hollywood, FL and at the  2019 Christmas Boutique & Craft Market on Friday, November 15 & Saturday, November 16 at the Westminster Academy in Ft. Lauderdale.  Her paintings and large format reproductions, decorative tiles, and reproductions accomplish their mission: to arouse our environmental consciousness!  The Rickie Report shares the details and other events where you can meet Claudia.

 

 

 

 

MEET      WILDLIFE      ARTIST

 

 

C L A U D I A          H A F N E R

 

 

O  C  E  A  N  F  E  S  T     2019

 

 

Saturday,  November 9

 

10 am to 3 pm

Ann Kolb Nature Center

751 Sheridan St.   Hollywood, FL

 

 

 

 

A    N    D:

 

 

2019 Christmas Boutique & Craft Market

Friday, November 15    5 – 9 pm

Saturday, November 16   9 am to 4 pm

Westminster Academy

5601 N. Federal Hwy   Ft. Lauderdale, FL

 

 

Claudia Hafner with “Sea Turtle No. 11” 

 

 

Claudia Hafner, Watercolorist

 

“Painting with watercolor is like being on a roller coaster,” said Claudia Hafner, Pompano Beach- based watercolor artist tells The Rickie Report.  “It’s painting quickly, letting go of control and not really knowing if you will arrive at the destination. “And while there is excitement in this type of painting, there is also an intimate, more quiet space where one becomes one with the subject. Watercolor challenges me to capture the essence of a subject through the brush and the fluidity of the paint, adding detail at the finish,” she said.

 

HOW SHE STARTED

 

“Shore Bird” by Claudia Hafner

 

 

Claudia may have been born and raised a “city girl” in New York but it did not take long after she relocated to Atlanta in her mid-20s that she found her way “back to the land”. Her early childhood trips to the Catskill Mountains for summer vacations had left her with indelible memories and provided her with her first tastes of nature.  Years later when she first took up weaving and then watercolor painting it was only natural that she would make all kinds of animals the focus of her artwork—exotic birds, wildlife, ocean life, farm and domestic animals as well as endangered Hawaiian birds.

 

When Claudia first went to Atlanta, weaving, was her first entry into the art world. She started as a hand weaver preferring to weave loose, draping fabric full of texture and color.  “My designs here were also inspired by nature in my use of color, texture and from,” she said. Claudia soon became an award winning weaver in the Atlanta area.  “Although my desire to create fabric never stopped, my pocketbook soon needed help.” said Claudia.

 

So, while Claudia began working full-time in the corporate world in the mid-1980s she also made a decision to return to school once again. Years before moving to Atlanta she had earned a BA in Music but said she had no intention of working in that field.  “This time I decided it was time to go to art school, so I enrolled in the Art Institute of Atlanta in the mid-1990s,” she said. “Landing a dream job in a technology company, I immersed my- self in computers, graphic design, multimedia and web until layoffs hit in the dot.com era in 2011.”

 

Freed from a 9-5 job but working as a full-time contract web designer, she joined a watercolor class as well a watercolor critique group that met almost every week for many years as a pastime.  It was also during this period that she developed her unique, loose style through exposure to several noted watercolorists including John Yardley well known for his cityscapes and Jean Haines for her loose painting style that begins without a preliminary drawing.  “But it was really the late Charles Reid whose teaching technique for painting loosely presented me with the “ah-ha” moment that had such an impact in my future paintings,” said Claudia.

 

 

MOVING TO FLORIDA /  SELLING HER WORK

 

 

 

 

 

In 2013 Claudia and her husband, Doug, moved to Pompano Beach.  And it was here in South Florida that Claudia’s entrepreneurial spirit really kicked in. “When I was a kid in elementary school, I taught myself how to make pencil portraits of the Beatles and sell them,” she said.”  Discovering South Florida’s outdoor world of festivals, fairs and exhibits—all places where she could sell her watercolors is also where she found a following among people who love animals, nature and creatures.

 

“People love animals and you can see the joy on their faces when they see the menagerie of different animals in my booth at shows,” said Claudia. “It establishes an immediate connection between us.”  Claudia said that it did not take long for her to begin to interact with these people at shows, showing her art in festivals as far north as Jupiter and as far south as Hollywood.

 

But every artist needs that “identifier” and Claudia found hers a block away from her new home on the beach. “My husband, Doug and I moved one block away from the beach and sea turtles became an immediate passion.”  Turtles did not just consume her painting but aroused an environmental “consciousness”. “I have been looking after them and participating in the protection and rescue of hatchlings during the May-October nesting season each year,” she said. “It is very rewarding.”

 

 

GOING BIGGER

 

Claudia Hafner  with an Array of her Artworks  (Photo courtesy of LSDmagfl.com)

 

 

 

“It’s been very popular to reproduce my sea turtle paintings in a large format, more than 36” in length and width, printed on high quality photographic paper and mounted between an aluminum Dibond backing and 1⁄4” acrylic glass. The colors and watercolor brushwork make these large reproductions truly unique,” she said.  “People often stop in their tracks when they see the oversized turtles reproduced in this clean contemporary process.”

 

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

 

Through the years Claudia has been the recipient of numerous awards for her beautiful watercolor paintings including “Emerging Artist” in 2015 with Gold Coast Watercolor Society and  admission to the prestigious ArtiGras Festival in Jupiter, FL in 2016. As part of the National League of American Pen Women 2019 Skolnick Exhibit judge Beth Ravitz commented about her work.  “Her artwork brings all the important components together mastering composition and the vivid use of color balanced with the dynamic use of the white paper,” said Ravitz, a multidimensional public artist who holds a BA and MFA from the University of Miami.  While awards are nice to receive, said Claudia, they were never her goal.  “I prefer instead to develop a following through sales venues whether from original paintings or product, connecting with a wide audience of all ages.” she said.

 

OTHER ANIMALS, BIRDS

“The attraction for painting animals started with painting colorful birds,” said Claudia. “A collection of endangered Hawaiian birds became the first line of products printed from my originals that sell at the Hawaii Wildlife Center on the Big Island. Now my paintings consist of popular as well as exotic birds, wildlife, farm and domestic animals.”

 

 

“Rhino” by Claudia Hafner

 

 

INVOLVEMENT/ CLAUDIA’S AUDIENCE

 

Claudia is involved in a number of local arts organizations including the Gold Coast Watercolor Society and Delray Art League; She is also a member of the National League of American Pen Women, Fort Lauderdale Branch and the South Florida Audubon Society.

 

Many customers up and down the East Coast have fallen in love with Claudia’s sea turtles. She believes in making sure her work is easily accessible to the broad marketplace by not only having original works available but also by having giclee’s/prints and creating a variety of merchandise. “This also gives me the opportunity to create products beyond the original paintings such as tile coasters, keepsake boxes and tote bags and more,” she said.

 

 

While her main focus of exhibiting and sales has been through outdoor art shows in South Florida, her work is also available at her website:

Facebook: http://Facebook.com/ClaudiaHafnerWatercolor

Instagram: http://Instagram.com/claudiahafnerwatercolor

Prints and merchandise: https://claudia-hafner.pixels.com/ Merchandise : http://cafepress.com/hafner
Limited edition prints: https://Etsy.com/shop/ClaudiaHafnerArt

 

 

 

 

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Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents Free “Making Your Mark” Workshop: Special Beginner-Friendly Program Teaches The Art of Monotype Printmaking


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Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) in Pompano Beach is proud to present Making Your Mark” workshop taught by Rebeka Burns and sponsored by Small Press Fair. The beginner-friendly workshop takes place on October 18. At least 50% of the class space is reserved for and welcomes artists with disabilities. The free workshop will explore the art of printmaking and members will participate in both collaborative and individual projects.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents

“Making   Your   Mark”   Workshop

 

Special Beginner-Friendly Program

Teaches the Art of Monotype Printmaking

 

 

 

 

Friday, October 18

 11 am – 2 pm

 FREE

Bailey Contemporary Arts – East Gallery

 

 

 

“Making your Mark” Workshop

 

 

“This exciting class will provide participants with hands-on experience in the art of building and printing images,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director.  The workshop will begin with a discussion of contemporary works that use printmaking as a tool, followed by a demonstration of simple monoprint, collagraph, and relief techniques. All of the techniques learned can be completed indoors or out, without a printing press and using only a small set of easy-to-transport tools.  Creating monotypes, which is a one-of-a-kind type of print, will be the focus of the hands-on portion of the class.

 

“For nearly ten years, I have taught art in marginal spaces – from prisons to hospital waiting rooms – and currently work with disabled adults. At the core of my practice is a deep respect for the innate equality and limitless potential of every person,” stated Burns.

 

Fast, flexible, and adaptive portable approaches for building and printing images will be explored as tools for documentation, social commentary and community-building. Participants will work together to create a series of large-scale collaborative prints, and a print to take home.

 

About Small Press Fair:

Organized by Ingrid Schindall of IS Projects and Sarah Michelle Rupert of Girls’ Club, SPF Fort Lauderdale is an opportunity for the regional print-making, book-making and zine-making community to share ideas and showcase new work for one special day in Fort Lauderdale.

SPF Fort Lauderdale includes a market for exhibitors to share and exchange delectable print, book and zine goods, a steamroller printing event, demo stations for master printers to demonstrate techniques and technologies,  creation stations for visitors to make and trade their own zines, and a stage for a forum of discussion and debate revolving around our sunny subculture of independent print-book-and zine-makers.

SPF Fort Lauderdale launched its first edition in 2016, in FATVillage, and returns each year in November.

 

 

About Rebeka Burns:

 

Rebeka Burns is a community-based artist and educator with 10 years of experience facilitating arts programming in hospitals, museums, prisons and shelters. She currently leads art programs for artists with disabilities at the Palm Beach Habilitation Center in Lake Worth. In December 2019, the Center will present the first annual UNDISCOVERED Art Festival, featuring visual and performing arts by more than 100 artists with disabilities, student, emerging and established artists.

 

 

 

About the City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department:


The mission of the Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes visual arts, digital media, music, film, theater, dance, and public art for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City’s premiere cultural arts venues including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Historic Ali Cultural Arts, Bailey Contemporary Arts, Pompano Beach Amphitheater, and the Blanche Ely House. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grant awarded to the Pompano Beach Crossroads place-making arts initiative.

 

For more information visit, www.pompanobeacharts.org or call 954-545-7800

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts is located at 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

www.baileyarts.org

 

 

 

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