Plunge Beach Resort in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Presents “Plunge Into The Arts” Photographic Exhibit By Acclaimed Conservation Photographer Phoenix. Free Opening Reception October 20

Plunge Beach Resort in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea proudly showcases “Plunge into the Arts with Phoenix”, a stunning exhibit that captures the soul of nature as seen through the eyes of acclaimed conservation photographer, Phoenix. Her new Solo exhibit will be on display from October 17 through November 20, 2021.  The public is invited to a free Reception on Wednesday, October 20.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free    Meet    The    Artist    Reception

Wednesday,   October   20,   2021

6:00   –   7:30 pm

 

 

 

TO    REGISTER    CLICK    HERE

 

Exhibit runs October 17 to November 20, 2021

 

 

Plunge   Beach   Resort

4660 El Mar Dr.     Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL 33308

For more information call (754) 312 5775

 

 

 

 

Fine Art Conservation Photographer, Phoenix

 

From the majesty and frailty of the Florida Everglades to the haunting beauty of Ireland, each fine art photograph by Phoenix inspires love and respect for our essential environment.  Her Solo Exhibition of 18 photographs will be displayed in the gallery inside Plunge Beach Resort’s lobby in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea.

 

 

“Loxahatchee Sunset” by Phoenix 

 

“With this exhibition we are inviting viewers to connect with the beauty and power captured in each of Phoenix’s art works,” said Joe Imbrogno, Director of Guest Excellence at the Plunge Beach Resort.  The exhibit includes several of Phoenix’s works taken during her Artist-In-Residence in Great Smoky Mountains Nation Park. They are being shown for the first time, since earlier exhibits they were juried into were cancelled due to COVID-19″.

 

 

“Dawn’s Early Light” by Phoenix 

 

Phoenix, who only goes by her first name, established a love of nature as a child during family vacations to national parks. Although, she taught film-making and photography early in her career she left them for some twenty years. Returning to photography in the digital age, she developed an exceptional talent and passion to help protect nature and wildlife. Today she is an internationally collected, award-winning conservation photographer.  Most recently a national hospital has acquired 22 large photographs measuring 24 x 36 inches each from Phoenix’s sacred trees, landscapes and winged life collections for their permanent collection.

 

 

“Red Leaf Tree Rich Mountain Road” by Phoenix 

 

 

“Phoenix is a legendary nature photographer and I have always been impressed with the quality of her work. Whether presenting a macro or wildlife photograph, or a long exposure shot of the Milky Way, Phoenix consistently delivers images that transmit beyond their compositions. I only have admiration for her, her work and her wisdom,” said Sophie Bonet, Lead Curator at ArtServe, one of the Plunge Beach Resort’s art partners.

 

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“Before The Storm” by Phoenix

 

 

“Being a nature photographer is a mystical experience,” Phoenix tells The Rickie Report. “Like a meditation of light – color, texture, structure, pattern, and composition– it awakens an inner peace and knowingness.  With each image, it’s always my intent to raise awareness of endangered and threatened species and habitats that we stand to lose in the natural world if we are not careful. It is my desire that viewers are inspired to love, cherish and protect the fragile beauty and wonder that is nature as they reconnect with that inner peace reflected in each of my images.

 

 

 

“Blazing Sunset” by Phoenix

 

She continues, “For me, preserving nature and wilderness areas is not a luxury, but a necessity for the human spirit. In protecting the world’s nature and wildlife, the environment, we are really protecting the family of humanity. The importance of nature is more than a scientific necessity for creating air, clean water and producing food. It is a sacred necessity for healing and bringing peace to the human soul.”

 

 

 

 

TO    REGISTER    CLICK    HERE

 

 

 

 

About Plunge Beach Resort in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea:

Tucked along South Florida’s fabled A1A in Lauderdale by the Sea, Plunge Beach Resort is a laid-back, low-key retreat for beach lovers and bohemians in search of an edgy, off-the-radar getaway. In addition to its 163 rooms and one- and two- bedroom suites, it has three onsite dining options, two pools, a fitness center, plenty of modern-day amenities and a roster of unique hotel programming. The resort’s central location puts travelers in the perfect spot to enjoy all of South Florida has to offer. Plunge Beach Resort is located at 4660 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308. For more information please visit www.PlungeBeachResort.com.

 

 

About Phoenix, Photographer:

For Phoenix the extraordinary beauty of nature and wilderness are a wonder. Attempting to fix them in time is her passion; photography is her art. Known for her painterly approach to composition, light, color and texture, she is an internationally collected, award-winning conservation photographer. Phoenix is the recipient of two month-long Artist-In-Residence programs, Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Olive Stack Gallery in Ireland; the Virtual Artist-in-Residence for the Center for Great Apes Art4Apes Exhibition; the featured artist for the first Endangered Exhibit – United Kingdom; two public art grants, nine public art awards and many other prestigious awards. She was recently appointed to the first Public Art and Placement Advisory Board, City of Fort Lauderdale. Her works have graced national magazine covers and been featured in newspapers, magazines and blog posts – print and online internationally. She was invited to be the first photographer to “takeover” the Instagram page for the Friends of Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. She is the immediate past president of the National League of American Pen Women which she served six years. A native Miamian, Phoenix lives and works in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Get Tickets For Broward Quilt Expo’s Quilt Exhibition, Miniature Quilt Auction, Quilt Sales, Awards Ceremony And Vendors Boutique October 22 – 24, 2021

The Broward Quilt Expo (BQE) will feature one hundred-ninety one quilts on exhibitAwards Gala (Friday, October 22)Workshops (October 23-24Quilt Sales (daily),Vendor Boutique (October 23-24),  Demos (daily) and Miniature Quilt Auction (Sunday, October 24). The event is October 22, 23, 24, 2021 at the Charles Dodge Center in Pembroke Pines The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  Kudos to the seven Quilt Guilds for combining their efforts to bring this to our area!  Don’t miss this Quilt Show and Marketplace!  See what this $3.7 billion industry is all about!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

601 City Center Way    Pembroke Pines, FL 33025

 

954.392.9480

 

October 23-24, 2021     Show opens at 10am

 

Tickets available online or at the door $10 daily admission

 

Demonstration starting at 11 am on the hour

 

191     Quilts     on    display

 

Live Longarm Demo All day – Ask the longarmer any questions you have as they Quilt all day at the show.

 

For out-of-town attendees, there is a discounted hotel rate $139 at the Hampton Inn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Admission ticket is required for all workshops

 

 

 

 

 

Quilt Awards Ceremony and Lecture by

Maribeth Schmit

”Entering  Your  Quilt  – What  a  Judge  Sees”

Friday October 22

7 – 9  pm

Tickets $15

 

Judging a quilt

 

 

 

 

M I N I A T U R E      QUILT     A U C T I O N

 

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy of Sewshecan.com

 

 

 

 

Our miniature quilt auction is a fun event to raise funds for Broward Quilt Expo and the seven guilds who organize it.

It’s your chance to purchase a gorgeous piece of handmade art for your wall. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C A L L I N G     A L L    F A B R I C    H O U N D S!

 

 

 

 

T  h  e         G  u  i  l  d  s:

 

 

 

 

 

Broward Quilt Expo, Inc. is a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to promote and perpetuate the art of quilting. We are an organizational body governed by volunteers from the member guilds, currently East Sunrise Quilt Guild, Inc., Southern Stars Quilt Guild, Coral Springs Quilters, Inc., West Broward Quilters Guild, Inc., South Florida Modern Quilt Guild, OceanWaves Quilt Guild and Quilting in the Pines Guild, Inc. All of our funding comes from public support, including membership fees, gifts and grants, and receipts from events we organize.

 

 

For more information: 

Broward Quilt Expo

9421 Belaire Drive     Miramar, FL  33025

(954) 435-9729

pr@browardquiltexpo.com

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Kianga Jianki’s Visual Storytelling Brings Fabric Art To Life. Meet This Vibrant Artist At The Broward Quilt Expo October 23- 24

Kianga Jinaki is a visual storyteller. Her multi-dimensional work reflects her life and African cultural traditions learned through travel and personal study. She creates her own textiles using African cloth by painting, stamping, dying, or sun printing. Over 50% of her work is done by hand.  Kianga will be a vendor at the upcoming Broward Quilt Expo Marketplace on October  23 – 24.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Kianga’s creations! Kianga also offers classes and workshops in the area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

601 City Center Way   Pembroke Pines, FL 33025

954.392.9480

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kianga Jinaki’s multi-dimensional fabric art reflects her life and African cultural traditions she learned through travel and personal study. She tells The Rickie Report, “Textiles come with their own stories. I am adding my own voice. I speak with cloth”.

 

 

 

LIFE   IS   IN   THE   STITCHING

 

Kianga shares, “I enjoy creating my own textiles by painting, stamping, dying or sun printing fabric. More than 50% of  the sewing, embellishing, and appliqué seen in my work is done by hand”.

 

 

 

 

“Because so much of my process is self-taught my work has a ‘folk art’ feel to it. I love adding texture and embellishments to create more dimension. Writing prayers and affirmations on cloth or paper, then binding them with thread or wire to a piece adds an element of spirit. My work draws on the folklore, music, poetry, history, spirituality and essence of African people”.

 

 

A    MOMENT    IN    JAZZ

 

“A Moment in Jazz” by Kianga Jinaki

 

 

 

“Born and raised in Baltimore, MD,  I grew up in the 60’s and 70’s immersed in the cultural and civil rights movement of the time. My  years of  reading the works of Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and other cultural icons, gave me an appreciation for my culture and desire to express it through my art”.

 

 

 

Mini Textile portrait by Kianga Jinaki

 

 

“Quilting is a medium with which I continue to grow and explore as I incorporate new methods of storytelling techniques.  I create art quilts, dolls, and mixed media works that tell the story of my heritage as an African-American. My work includes historic and cultural traditions from both America and Africa. Traditional and contemporary African textiles are used in my work. I see my work as contemporary folk art.

 

 

 

Kianga offers a wide variety of quilts, wearable art, and embellishments

 

 

My quilts can address many issues, from violence against Black people in this country, to reminiscing about the 70’s, or represent  Mami Wata an African Goddess, that appears in Dogon cosmology as the mother of creation”.

 

 

“Adowa Returns” by Kianga Jinaki

 

 

“As a child I created collages and my greatest influence was Romare Bearden. When I began to create dolls in the early 90’s I saw them as another form of collage/assemblage. A few years after I began to create dolls I was exposed to the work of quilter Faith Ringgold.  It was her work that enabled me to see quilting as a viable medium to tell the stories of my heart”. 

 

 

Cowry Shells for embellishment 

 

 

“I chose this medium because of my love for African textiles. Years prior to my art career I made my own clothing using Africa textiles. I love the versatility of these textiles, most of them made from cotton, which is easily manipulated, dyed, embellished, sewn, and painted upon. I’m very comfortable telling my stories through cloth”.

 

 

 

Recently, Kianga received The Curators Award for my work in the Exhibition Contemporary Fiber of Florida 2019 at FloridaCraft Art Gallery; Honorable Mention for her art quilt category Juried exhibition at the Broward Quilt Expo 2019 in Ft Lauderdale; An six month exhibition of her work in “Soul Utterings: Creative Works by Kianga Jinaki and John Mascoll”, at Hannibal Square Heritage Center in Winter Park.

 

 

 

Wearable art by Kianga

 

 

For more information about Kianga’s  fabric creations, classes, or workshops:

 

 

kiangaart.com

https://www.instagram.com/kianga_art/

www.facebook.com/KiangaArt/

Email:  Info@kiangaart.com

(561) 503-9504

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm      Saturday: 10 am – 3 pm

Sunday: Closed

 

 

 

 

For more information: 

Broward Quilt Expo

9421 Belaire Drive     Miramar, FL  33025

(954) 435-9729

pr@browardquiltexpo.com

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Business For The Arts Of Broward (BFA) Announces Open Call To Artists For Art & Stroll Event Wednesday, November 17. Deadline To Apply Is Sept. 17. No Fee. Open To Artists Beyond Broward County

Business for the Arts of Broward (BFA) is seeking entries from established and emerging artists for its 3rd Annual ART + STROLL event. Presented by BBX Capital, the event takes place on Wednesday, November 17 in downtown Fort Lauderdale in the lobbies of buildings 401, 301 and 201 E. Las Olas Blvd. This Call includes a chance to have your artwork chosen for the event poster and a prize of $1,000.  Art Patrons who participate include key business community members.  The call is open to non-Broward County residents. Deadline to apply: Friday, September 17.  The Rickie Report shares the details here with sneak peeks from previous events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business   for   the   Arts   of   Broward

 

 

 

Announces

 

 

 

 

Open Call to Artists

 

 

 

 3rd   Annual   Art   +   Stroll   Event

Wednesday, November 17

 

 

5   to   8   pm

 

 

 

Location:

 

 

Downtown Fort Lauderdale

 

In the lobbies of buildings 401, 301 and 201 E. Las Olas Blvd.

 

 

 

 

 

“My Fair Lady” by Diane Lubinski

 

 

 

 

BFA will accept 2D work, no larger than 30” wide by 60” high, and 3D art such as sculpture, ceramics, fashion, or any other free-standing artwork. Accepted artists are responsible for providing pedestal to display and will have to set up/deliver their art themselves.

 

 

There is no fee to enter. Works selected are based on originality, creativity, craftsmanship and artistic distinction. All work(s) must be submitted as a 300 dpi jpeg(s) via online submission at bfabroward.org/programs/art-stroll/art-stroll-artist-entry-form.

 

 

“19003” by Christian Feneck

 

 

 

Artists may submit up to two different works for consideration that they have personally created. Each digital jpeg file of the submitted work must be included in the ART + STROLL artist’s online entry form. Artwork in jpeg format should be saved with the artist’s name and title. 

 

 

The deadline to submit is Friday, September 17 by midnight via online form submission. Accepted artists will be notified in early October and will receive two (2) complimentary tickets to the event.

 

 

Accepted works may be used for marketing purposes and one artwork will be chosen from the entries for the ART + STROLL poster to be sold at the event. The chosen artist will receive a $1,000 cash prize for the use of their artwork in the poster.

 

 

 

 

 

“Teatime” by Susan Hanssen

Artists will have the opportunity to showcase and sell their work to event attendees from the business community and several key sponsors. Artists will be responsible for delivery of work to buyer, if sold.

 

 

BFA will keep 25% commission of any sold artwork.

 

 

For additional information, visit bfabroward.org/programs/art-stroll/art-stroll-call-to-artists-2-2/ or bfabroward.org/programs/art-stroll and click on “call to artists.”

All artists must fill in the entry form to be considered.

 

 

 

About Business for the Arts of Broward:

Business for the Arts of Broward is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) engaging businesses and business leaders to advocate and educate about the importance of the County’s art and cultural community as well as to recognize the connection between cultural vitality, creative success, and economic development. To learn more visit www.Facebook.com/BFABroward or www.bfabroward.org.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Open Call For Quilt Entries At Broward Quilt Expo Ends September 6 At Midnight. Non-Members Welcome To Apply. Fabric Workshops Are Filling Up Quickly. Save October 22-24 For Quilt Show & Marketplace

The Broward Quilt Expo (BQE) will feature hundreds of quilts on exhibit, a Miniature Quilt AuctionWorkshops, Quilt Sales, VendorsAwards Gala and Demos.  The event is October 22, 23, 24, 2021 at the Charles Dodge Center in Pembroke PinesDeadline to enter your quilt creation (s) is Monday, September 6!  Non-members are welcome to enter!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  Kudos to the seven Quilt Guilds for combining their efforts to bring this to our area!  Don’t miss this Quilt Show and Marketplace!  Sign up for the workshops NOW!  Did you know that quilting is a $3.7 billion industry?

 

 

 

 

 

 

601 City Center Way    Pembroke Pines, FL 33025

 

954.392.9480

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Admission ticket is required for all workshops

 

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Linda Hungerford – Domestic Machine Quilting – all day workshop

Joe Cunningham – Creative Design – all day workshop

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Nicole Kaplan – Tiny Piecing – 1/2 day workshop

Joe Cunningham – Rock the Block – all day workshop

 

 

 

 

We   Can’t   Wait   To   See  Your   Talented   Entries!

 

Broward Quilt Expo welcomes entries from all makers, whether you are a BQE participating guild member or not!

DEADLINE:   September 6, 2021  at midnight

 

 

 

Drop – Off:

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUILT     ENTRY    CATEGORIES:

APPLIQUÉ – SINGLE MAKER (APS)

Any quilt with a design that is predominantly appliqué and made entirely by one person, any size.

APPLIQUÉ – TWO PERSON (APT)

Any quilt with a design that is predominantly appliqué and made by two people, any size.

ART QUILT (ART)

Must be entrant’s own creative design reflecting innovative construction, techniques, and/or materials. May be digital, embroidery, painted, beaded, folded or other interesting effects. Any embellishments must be securely attached. Quilt must be three layers any size.

GROUP (GRP)

Any quilt, any size made in any technique or style by three or more people.

INTERMEDIATE PIECED – SINGLE MAKER (IPS)

Any pieced quilt with a total of all sides between 140 and 280 inches, made entirely by one person.

INTERMEDIATE PIECED – TWO PERSON (IPT)

Any pieced quilt with a total of all sides between 140 and 280 inches, made by two people.

LARGE PIECED – SINGLE MAKER (LPS)

Any pieced quilt with a total of all sides greater than 280 inches, made entirely by one person.

LARGE PIECED – TWO PERSON (LPT)

Any pieced quilt with a total of all sides greater than 280 inches, made by two people.

MINIATURE (MIN)

Any quilt with a design embodying a small version of a full size quilt. A true miniature is a quilt in which the blocks are 25% (or less) of the size of the large version. Total of all sides must measure no more than 96 inches. All elements of the mini must be in scale including fabric patterning size, quilting stitch size as well as binding width.

MODERN DESIGN – SINGLE MAKER (MOS)

Quilt should be functional and embody the principles of modern design; such as use of solids and bold or on-trend colors, graphic prints, simplicity and minimalism, asymmetry and alternative block structure, or improvised piecing. Design should rely less on repetition and interaction of quilt block motifs. Modern quilting emphasizes the interaction between the quilting and the piecing or design. Total of all sides must be greater than 140 inches, made entirely by one person.

MODERN DESIGN – TWO PERSON (MOT)

Quilt should be functional and embody the principles of modern design; such as use of solids and bold or on-trend colors, graphic prints, simplicity and minimalism, asymmetry and alternative block structure, or improvised piecing. Design should rely less on repetition and interaction of quilt block motifs. Modern quilting emphasizes the interaction between the quilting and the piecing or design. Made by two people and total of all sides must be greater than 140 inches.

SMALL QUILT (SML)

Any quilt (not a miniature or art quilt) made using any technique, with a total of all sides measuring under 140 inches. Please note there are separate categories for art quilts and “true” miniatures.

CHALLENGE (CLG)

Must be made according to the Challenge Quilt Guidelines. At least one element – earth, wind, fire, water – must be used. Total of all sides less than 144 inches. One entry per person. Open to participating guild members only.

YOUTH (YOU)

Two age groups (1) up to age 9, (2) ages 10 thru 16. Quilt should be made predominately by the youth. Quilt may be any size, any technique.

EXHIBIT ONLY – NON JUDGED (EXO)

Any quilt, any size, entered by the maker for the purposes of exhibit only. Will not be judged – no feedback provided.

 

 

 

 M i n i a t u r e    Quilt    A u c t i o n

 

 

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

 

C A L L I N G     A L L    F A B R I C    H O U N D S!

 

 

 

 

 

T  h  e         G  u  i  l  d  s:

 

 

 

 

 

Broward Quilt Expo, Inc. is a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to promote and perpetuate the art of quilting. We are an organizational body governed by volunteers from the member guilds, currently East Sunrise Quilt Guild, Inc., Southern Stars Quilt Guild, Coral Springs Quilters, Inc., West Broward Quilters Guild, Inc., South Florida Modern Quilt Guild, OceanWaves Quilt Guild and Quilting in the Pines Guild, Inc. All of our funding comes from public support, including membership fees, gifts and grants, and receipts from events we organize.

 

 

For more information: 

Broward Quilt Expo

9421 Belaire Drive     Miramar, FL  33025

(954) 435-9729

pr@browardquiltexpo.com

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

New Clay Pottery And Sculpture Classes For Adults With Walter O’Neill Begin Wednesday, August 25

Walter O’Neill is teaching Clay: Pottery and Sculpting classes for adults at Northeast High School in Oakland Park, FL. Beginners and intermediate students are welcome. Register now for classes which start on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. Experimenting with clay is a wonderful way to re-energize your creativity!  Walter’s primary studio activity is now ceramics.  He has participated in exhibits locally as well as been invited to art residencies to work in ceramics. The Rickie Report shares the details of the upcoming classes and some sneak peeks of Walter’s and his student’s creations.

 

 

!!!!!   N  E  W   !!!!!

 

Clay Pottery and Sculpture Classes For Adults

 

With Walter O’Neill

 

Northeast High School   Oakland Park, FL

 

Begins Wednesday, August 25

 

 

Creations by Walter O’Neill’s Students

 

 

 

 

August  25    to    December  8, 2021

Wednesdays,   6  to 9 pm

 

8 sessions: $97 

(YES –  the most affordable clay class around!)

 

 

 

Northeast High School

700 Northeast 56th Street   Oakland Park , FL 33334

Visit the website or call the office: 754.322.1650

 

 

 

 

Creations by Walter O’Neill’s Students

 

Clay:  Pottery and Sculpting Class

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

Intermediate students are also welcome to get advice while working on personal projects~

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

For more information about these classes:

Visit the website or call the office: 754.322.1650

www.browardschools.com

 

For more information about Walter O’Neill:

www.walteroneill.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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Broward Quilt Expo Announces Open Call For Vendors And Workshop Registration For October 22, 23, 24, 2021. Mini Quilt Auction, Vendors, Quilts Sales, Demos And More

The Broward Quilt Expo (BQE) will feature hundreds of quilts on exhibit, a Miniature Quilt AuctionWorkshops, Quilt Sales, VendorsAwards Gala and Demos.  The event is October 22, 23, 24 2021 at the Charles Dodge Center in Pembroke Pines.  Did you know that quilting is a $3.7 billion industry?  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  Kudos to the seven Quilt Guilds for combining their efforts to bring this to our area!  Don’t miss this Quilt Show and Marketplace!  Sign up for the workshops NOW!

 

 

 

 

601 City Center Way    Pembroke Pines, FL 33025

 

954.392.9480

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Admission ticket is required for all workshops

 

 

 

Friday October 22, 2021

Maribeth Schmit- Entering your quilts in shows – What a judge sees. Evening lecture

Saturday October 23, 2021

Ellen Lindner – Grow with the Flow – all day workshop
Linda Hungerford – Domestic Machine Quilting – all day workshop
Maribeth Schmit – Fantastic Finishes – all day workshop
Joe Cunningham – Creative Design – all day workshop

Sunday October 24, 2021

Nicole Kaplan – Tiny Piecing – 1/2 day workshop
Joe Cunningham – Rock the Block – all day workshop
Kate Yates – Sew a Tote Bag – 1/2 day workshop

 

 

 

Refund policy – if any workshop is cancelled by us, we will refund your class fee in full. If you cancel by July 31st – you will received a refund of the class fee less the credit card charge. No refunds after July 31, 2021

 

 

 

We   Can’t   Wait   To   See  Your   Talented   Entries!

 

In 2019, we displayed over 150 entries and are looking forward to receiving a much larger number this year!  Broward Quilt Expo welcomes entries from all makers, whether you are a BQE participating guild member or not!

DEADLINE:   September 6, 2021  at midnight

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPLIQUÉ – SINGLE MAKER (APS)

Any quilt with a design that is predominantly appliqué and made entirely by one person, any size.

APPLIQUÉ – TWO PERSON (APT)

Any quilt with a design that is predominantly appliqué and made by two people, any size.

ART QUILT (ART)

Must be entrant’s own creative design reflecting innovative construction, techniques, and/or materials. May be digital, embroidery, painted, beaded, folded or other interesting effects. Any embellishments must be securely attached. Quilt must be three layers any size.

GROUP (GRP)

Any quilt, any size made in any technique or style by three or more people.

INTERMEDIATE PIECED – SINGLE MAKER (IPS)

Any pieced quilt with a total of all sides between 140 and 280 inches, made entirely by one person.

INTERMEDIATE PIECED – TWO PERSON (IPT)

Any pieced quilt with a total of all sides between 140 and 280 inches, made by two people.

LARGE PIECED – SINGLE MAKER (LPS)

Any pieced quilt with a total of all sides greater than 280 inches, made entirely by one person.

LARGE PIECED – TWO PERSON (LPT)

Any pieced quilt with a total of all sides greater than 280 inches, made by two people.

MINIATURE (MIN)

Any quilt with a design embodying a small version of a full size quilt. A true miniature is a quilt in which the blocks are 25% (or less) of the size of the large version. Total of all sides must measure no more than 96 inches. All elements of the mini must be in scale including fabric patterning size, quilting stitch size as well as binding width.

MODERN DESIGN – SINGLE MAKER (MOS)

Quilt should be functional and embody the principles of modern design; such as use of solids and bold or on-trend colors, graphic prints, simplicity and minimalism, asymmetry and alternative block structure, or improvised piecing. Design should rely less on repetition and interaction of quilt block motifs. Modern quilting emphasizes the interaction between the quilting and the piecing or design. Total of all sides must be greater than 140 inches, made entirely by one person.

MODERN DESIGN – TWO PERSON (MOT)

Quilt should be functional and embody the principles of modern design; such as use of solids and bold or on-trend colors, graphic prints, simplicity and minimalism, asymmetry and alternative block structure, or improvised piecing. Design should rely less on repetition and interaction of quilt block motifs. Modern quilting emphasizes the interaction between the quilting and the piecing or design. Made by two people and total of all sides must be greater than 140 inches.

SMALL QUILT (SML)

Any quilt (not a miniature or art quilt) made using any technique, with a total of all sides measuring under 140 inches. Please note there are separate categories for art quilts and “true” miniatures.

CHALLENGE (CLG)

Must be made according to the Challenge Quilt Guidelines. At least one element – earth, wind, fire, water – must be used. Total of all sides less than 144 inches. One entry per person. Open to participating guild members only.

YOUTH (YOU)

Two age groups (1) up to age 9, (2) ages 10 thru 16. Quilt should be made predominately by the youth. Quilt may be any size, any technique.

EXHIBIT ONLY – NON JUDGED (EXO)

Any quilt, any size, entered by the maker for the purposes of exhibit only. Will not be judged – no feedback provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 M i n i a t u r e    Quilt    A u c t i o n

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Broward Quilt Expo, Inc. is a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to promote and perpetuate the art of quilting. We are an organizational body governed by volunteers from the member guilds, currently East Sunrise Quilt Guild, Inc., Southern Stars Quilt Guild, Coral Springs Quilters, Inc., West Broward Quilters Guild, Inc., South Florida Modern Quilt Guild, OceanWaves Quilt Guild and Quilting in the Pines Guild, Inc. All of our funding comes from public support, including membership fees, gifts and grants, and receipts from events we organize.

 

 

For more information: 

Broward Quilt Expo

9421 Belaire Drive     Miramar, FL  33025

(954) 435-9729

pr@browardquiltexpo.com

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Yochi Yakir-Avin Is Featured In Art Exhibit And Interactive Art Installation In Fort Lauderdale. Public Invited To Visit Now Through May 29

Gallery Six at the Broward County Library presents “A Personal Note”, featuring Artwork and Installation by Yochi Yakir-Avin, an American Israeli visual artist, based in South Florida. Her recent oil paintings reflect her love for figurative work. Through a tangible sense of vulnerability embedded in each work, she aims to offer hope and a subtle message of optimism. The public is invited to take part in an interactive 3D installation that connects to Yakir-Avin’s Memory Project. This exhibition is made possible through a CIP Grant 2021.  Since no opening reception is taking place, Yochi will be happy to make an appointment to come to the gallery and meet personally with visitors. The Rickie Report shares the details and sneak peeks.

 

 

“A  PERSONAL  NOTE”

 

ART  EXHIBITION  

AND

 AN  INTERACTIVE  INSTALLATION  

AT GALLERY SIX

BROWARD COUNTY MAIN LIBRARY

 

By Yochi Yakir-Avin: L to R  “Gabby in Red” 2020, “Multitude Thoughts” 2021,  “William” 2021

 

EXHIBITION  DATES:

Now  through  May  29, 2021

 

 

To Meet Yochi Yakir-Avin at this exhibit, please email:  yochiy@gmail.com 

 

 

PUBLIC HOURS:

Mon, Wed    11 am – 7 pm

Sat, Tues, Thur  10 am – 6 pm

Friday, Sunday   CLOSED

FREE  ADMISSION

 

100 South Andrews Avenue     Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

954.357.7444

www.broward.org/library

Face coverings must be worn and guests must follow social distancing protocol

 

 

“A Personal Note”

 

In the public display Yakir-Avin exhibits a selection of recent oil on canvas artwork, mainly portraits of ordinary people, with a variety of various social backgrounds. The artists intent is to collect the feeling of the present moment by touching on human experience. Her paintings reflect her love for figurative work. Through a tangible sense of vulnerability embedded in each work, she aims to offer hope and a subtle message of optimism.

 

A three-dimensional interactive installation is part of the exhibition and is a new addition to Yakir-Avin Memory Project. The public is invited to take an interactive part. The installation consists of cube boxes that the audience is able to move, in order to create four different images. The Images are from the artist’s childhood album and are recreated on top of the boxes. Yakir-Avin offers her personal experience to share with a diverse audience and to demonstrate our cultural differences and similarities.

 

“A Personal Note” is curated by Marielle Plaisir, an internationally successfully French-Caribbean multimedia artist. Plaisir has exhibited in Museums in Europe and USA, as well as biennials including in Sao Paulo, Dakar, Benin, Florence and Dublin.

 

 

Born in Poland and based in South Florida since 2014, Yochi Yakir-Avin is an award-winning figurative artist. Simultaneously American and Israeli, Yakir-Avin studied fine arts in Israel and Italy and has exhibited internationally in Italy, France, Israel and the USA. With a focus on representation, the majority of Yakir-Avin’s works are portraits and still life painted in oil on canvas. She also creates mixed media artwork, as well as intricate transfer pieces on paper and wood and installations.

 

FUNDING STATEMENT: 

Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners

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To make an appointment to meet the artist at the exhibit or for more information about her artwork:

Yochi Yakir-Avin, Visual Artist

Tel. +1-786-586-0732

Email:  yochiy@gmail.com

www.yochiyakiravin.com

 

 

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LuRu Customized Tile Designs Make A Statement! Let Your Imagination Be A Central Part Of A Tile Installation In Your Home, Office, Or Boat

LuRu‘s award winning artistry brings dream walls to a new reality! Tortuga Tile Works offers designs to suit a variety of different personalities by offering customized designs of any tile work you currently have or want to have.  The Rickie Report has watched LuRu’s esthetics grow beyond our imagination!  (It was hard choosing which tiles to share with you in this article). LuRu offers affordability and a genuine concern for bringing your vision to life.  We share her story and a sneak peek of some of her tile installations here.

 

 

 

 

 

A Wide Variety of tiles are available

 

 

 

LuRu tells The Rickie Report, “Make your dream walls a reality. Tortuga Tile Works will help you through the entire design process. Just give us a direction and dimensions and we will provide layouts and a quote to fit your needs. I will create a design that has the most impact for your budget by mixing and matching from our array of products”.

 

 

 

Atomic Sci-Fi Kitchen by LuRu, Tortuga Tile Works  

64 square feet of press molded, ceramic tile with Platinum accents and contour cut mosaic

 

 

Tortuga tiles are all hand-made.  For most tiles, a low relief design is sculpted and cast in plaster, from which reproductions are pressed by hand. Then the tiles are fired and glazed. 

 

Chinese Dragon Back Splash by LuRu, Tortuga Tile Works

 6″ H border repeat; Press molded, ceramic tile

 

 

Tiles can be shipped individually, mounted on mesh for easy installation of multipart mosaics, or cemented and grouted on concrete board. Tortuga Tile Works does not offer installation services, but will aid your contractor with instructions and scale diagrams to insure a successful installation.

 

 

 

Star Bar by LuRu, Tortuga Tile Works

 6′ w x 12″ h and two side panels 4″w x 36″ h each; Press molded, ceramic contour cut mosaic

 

Based out of Hollywood Florida, artist and designer, LuRu, creates the original designs for Tortuga Tile Works. She earned her BFA in ceramics from The Ohio State University and her Masters degree in sculpture from Louisiana State University.

 

 

 

 

Diagonal Profiles Black and White by LuRu, Tortuga Tile Works

12″ x 12″; Press molded, ceramic tile

 

 

Alternatively, hand built pieces are created combining press molded elements with portions directly sculpted onto the slab creating one-off pieces. LuRu is attracted to tiles because they marry her love of sculpture and painting.  She loves collaborating with her clients. Often custom projects lead to unexplored territory which expands her repertoire.

 

 

 

Everything’s Coming Up Roses by LuRu, Tortuga Tile Works

 

What better way to brighten up your space than covering your walls in roses. From a romantic powder room to a garden wall, rose tiles bring beauty and sophistication to every surface. Various grout colors and powders make these roses one of a kind for your space!

 

 

 

Fish Tornado Back splash by LuRu, Tortuga Tile Works

8’w x 18″h; Press molded, ceramic, contour cut mosaic

 

Cross cultural exploration of mythology and religious imagery fuels much of LuRu’s ideation. She enjoys juxtaposing various iconic elements to create her own personal symbolic language.  Just as most myths and religions focus on explaining the cosmos and our relationship to it, her work is an attempt to work through these abstract concepts to develop her own understanding of her place in the world.

 

 

Heron Mosaics by LuRu, Tortuga Tile Works

42″ h x 42″ w each; press molded, ceramic, contour cut mosaic

 

 

LuRU was awarded the Broward County Creative Investment Program Grant, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2013, 2016 & 2017.  To make an appointment please contact LuRu, at Zero Empty Space 2021 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, FL 33020.  Her artistry can be found at SistrunKollective in the Sistrunk Marketplace and Brewery  115 NW 6th St.  Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311.

 

 

Janet LU Rudawsky
Artist/Owner  Tortuga Tile Works

954-593-9055

 

 http://www.tortugatileworks.com/

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https://twitter.com/TortugaTile

https://www.instagram.com/tortugaluru/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/janet-luru-rudawsky-a6773b2a/

https://www.pinterest.com/luruttw

 

 

 

 

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Deb Yager’s Artworks Are Featured In Fort Lauderdale Venue And Online With Real Women Real Songs/Season 3

Galleryone in The Hilton in Fort Lauderdale is featuring the artworks of Deb Yager through the end of March, 2021.  The venue is open and free to the public.  While some call Deb’s artworks “whimsical and happy”, she embodies the Blind Contour style and adds vibrant colors and textures to make them pop.  From interiors to landscapes, figures, to mythical beings, her artworks makes us smile.  Deb will participate in Real Women Real Songs/ Season 3.  This annual commitment with 21 professional singer/songwriters includes only 7 visual artists. Deb’s artwork can also be found at Wild About Music Gallery in Austin, Texas. The Rickie Report shares the details about this exhibit and where to find Deb’s artwork online.

 

GALLERYone

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel

 

 

 

 

 

~   Art  has  always  made  my  heart  sing  ~

 

954-565-3800

2670 East Sunrise Boulevard   Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304-3206

 

 

“Ladies on the Beach” by Deb Yager

 

 

Deb Yager tells The Rickie Report, “My ‘signature style’ started out exclusively as Blind Contour Drawings of musicians back when I was making my living as a singer/songwriter in Austin Texas. It’s a technique where the artist draws the subject without looking at the paper while looking only at the subject. Hence: “blind”!  My artworks are seemingly abstracts and yet, each subject has its individualistic look or “stamp” containing the “essence” of each subject. Whether it be it a guitar, a musician, local homes and most recently sea life and Mermaids. I’m going with the flow where my art takes me”.

 

 

Her artworks are being featured at the Galleryone in The Hilton in Fort Lauderdale through the end of March, 2021.  In addition, she was invited to participate as a visual artist for Real Women Real Songs/ Season 3. This annual commitment with 21 professional singer songwriters and only 7 visual artists. Each artist & songwriter produces a piece every week based on a prompt. You can find it on You Tube, Facebook and Instagram (check Deb’s FaceBook page:www.facebook.com/debyagerart?ref-hl ).

 

 

 

“Beaumont La Grange” Deb Yager

 

 

 

 

As a full time artist, Deb’s current body of work has been described as “whimsical” and “happy”. She says, “My style still embodies the Blind Contour style but I have added vibrant colors and textures to my pieces. Mostly I draw what I see. Whether it’s an interior design shot, an exterior of a home (from living in New Orleans and places I’ve been), the architecture & culture, along with the funky side of Florida and it’s beach scenes and of course I still draw musicians. And I have most recently added a series of Still Life’s, Octopi and Mermaids”.

 

 

Deb Yager leads more than one artistic and creative life! “At 37 Deb taught herself to play guitar. Then she sold all her material possessions & moved to Austin Texas, the LIVE MUSIC CAPITAL of the WORLD. When she got to Austin she sold her Mercedes Benz. Then she bought a blue Gibson Gospel guitar she nicknamed Baby Blue. She figures it was a fair trade. A former jet settin’ ad executive traded in the champagne & caviar for something more substantial, the call of her heart,” states David Gold of Texas Music Magazine.  She still plays gigs with her singer/ songwriter husband, Bo Reynolds. You can check out my music out at debyager.com. 

 

 

 

“Palm Beach Pink” by Deb Yager

 

 

Deb explains, “I bought a beautiful blue Gospel Gibson guitar in 1997 on a whim because I loved the color. Then I gave up my career in advertising and taught myself to play. I sold all my material possessions and moved to The Live Music Capital of the World with literally 3 chords and the truth as they say. That was the start of eight years as a performing singer songwriter and was the start of my life as a professional artist”. 

 

 

“Being an artist I was so inspired by the rich and uniquely vibrant music scene in Austin. I started drawing what I saw; singer songwriters. People were encouraging me to take my art to galleries and “so I just got brave”, put together a portfolio, and the first gallery I went to accepted my art on the spot! My art can still be seen at that same gallery to this day at Wild About Music in Austin, Texas. I’ve been doing my art professionally ever since”, Deb tells us. 

 

 

 

“Flowing Mermaid” by Deb Yager

 

 

Deb shares, “I took another leap of faith in 2013 with my singer/songwriter husband, sold all our material possessions (for the second time in my life), bought a motorhome and lived on the road playing music from town to town starting in Walla Walla, Washington and straight down the coast and over to south Florida. We rented a “Surf Shack” on the beach intending to stay for a month and now we are going on eight years. Just going with the flow. It’s crazy how the Universe conspires for us all to have our dreams”. 

 

 

 

See Deb’s early work from Austin: www.debyagerart.com 

See her full catalogue of work : www.pinterest.com/debyager/deb-yager-original-artwork/

Follow her on FB at www.facebook.com/debyagerart?ref-hl

and @artistdebyager on Instagram.

Contact her: 512-771-0118

 

 

 

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