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

 

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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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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.

For more information:

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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

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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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

P   R   E   S   E   N   T   S:

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

  10 am to 2 pm      Friday, January 31, 2020

$45.00 Members   $55.00 Non-Members 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

At

 ArtServe

 

 

 

“Blue Like Jazz” by Lois Perdue

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

“Easy Like Sunday Morning” by Lois Perdue

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

“Ocean Fetish” by Lois Perdue

Lois tells the Rickie Report:

 

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

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

 A supply list will be provided upon registering. 

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

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

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

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

 

About Lois

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

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

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

 

 

About the The National League of American Pen Women Inc.

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

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

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

 

 

 

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WITVA Announces Calls For Artists For 2 Events: Artisan/Crafters Wanted For Boutique February 8 At Morton’s Steak House Boca Raton, Fine Artists Wanted For “20/20 Vision Exhibition At South Side Cultural Arts Center In Ft. Lauderdale March – April.

WITVA, Women In The Visual Arts is sharing two exciting Calls To Artists!  Artisans/Crafters are invited to participate in their annual Fundraiser for scholarships on Saturday, February 8 at Morton’s Steakhouse in Boca Raton. All categories are open except jewelry, which has been filled. WITVA is looking for fine artists for a separate exhibition in the newly renovated and reopened historic South Side School, which is now serving the community as the South Side Cultural Arts Center. The “Best in Show” winning artist will be awarded $500 and a solo exhibition opportunity! The exhibition is open to all artists working in all hangable art media, including but not limited to painting/drawing, printmaking and photography.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to apply now!  WITVA is a fabulous artist networking organization which offers its members several opportunities to learn, explore the visual arts, and connect with other artists.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNOUNCES     TWO     CALLS     FOR     ARTISTS:

 

 

CALL  FOR  ARTISANS/ CRAFTERS

 

 

 

 

 

Please Note: Jewelry Category has been filled.  

 Please RSVP to Sandyryter@comcast.net to reserve a sale table!

 

 

 

 

 

“20/20 VISIONS”

 

 

OPENING  RECEPTION:

Friday, March 6

6 – 8 PM

 

APPLICATION DETAILS:

 

Application and Digital Deadline – February 3

Notification of Art Acceptance by February 15

Take-In – Week of February 17-21, 9:00 – 9:00 PM

Reception – March 6, 6-8 PM

Take-Down- Week of April 27-May 1, 9:00 – 9:00 PM

THREE STEP PROCESS TO ENTER:

 Step 1: Complete this application by February 3.
o Submit by mail or online if paying by credit card.

 Step 2: Pay entry fee of $35 for WITVA members or $40 for non-members by February 3.

o To pay by credit card and submit your application Click Here or go to:

https://events.eventzilla.net/e/2020-visions-southside-and-witva-art-show-2138752550

o To pay by check,

 Make check made out to WITVA and mail with completed application to: 20/20 Visions

c/o South Side Cultural Arts Center 701 South Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33316

 Step 3: Submit your work.
o Email JPEG images of your work to 2020witvavisions@gmail.com by February 3. o Put in the email subject line: 20/20, Your Last Name (example: 20/20, SMITH)
o The digital image should only be of the art (all other items cropped out of photo):
o Label each JPEG image: 20.20_Your Last Name_ Title of Piece
o In the body of your email let us know if you paid by check or by credit card.

WITVA “20/20 Visions” exhibition non-refundable entry fee for up to 2 entries. 12 – 15 entries will be selected to be in the show in a double blind jury process.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY: The undersigned hereby agrees to release and discharge WITVA, its directors and members, the South Side Cultural Arts Center, its directors and staff, from any responsibility for damage or loss of any kind, on all works submitted for the “20/20 Visions” exhibition. I am aware that a 10% commission will be taken on any sale of my artwork made during the exhibition to the WITVA Scholarship Fund._________________________________________________Date________________

Artist Signature

Name:_____________________________________________________________________ Email:_________________________________ CELL PHONE:____________________________

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Artwork 1 TITLE:________________________________ Medium:_______________________________ Size: H___________ W__________
Price: _____________

Artwork 2 TITLE:___________________________________ Medium:_________________________________ Size: H___________ W__________
Price: _____________

 

 

 

For more information on events, membership, or supporting WITVA, please visit:

 

www.witva.org

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society

A Watermedia Group

ArtServe

1350 Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Please Join Us!

 

 

Meetings are held October through May

3rd Tuesday of each month

7 pm  at  Artserve

 

 

 

 

GCWS Workshops – 2020

Art Serve

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

 

 

 

 

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$350 for Members $395 for Non-Members

 

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

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Anne Abgott AWS, NWS   February 18-20 2020

 

 

 

 

 

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$350 for Members $395 for Non-Members

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

 

 

 

Steve Rogers AWS, NWS  March 17-19, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$350 for Members and $395 For Non- Members

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

 

 

How to Pay:

PayPal or You can reserve your seat by paying online

at www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com/

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

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

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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!

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

 

 

 

 

 

page2image19818432 page2image19818624 page2image19818816 page2image19819008 page2image19819200 page2image19819392

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$350 for Members $395 for Non-Members

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

 

 

 

Steve Rogers AWS, NWS  March 17-19, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$350 for Members and $395 For Non- Members

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

 

 

How to Pay:

PayPal or You can reserve your seat by paying online

at www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com/

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

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

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

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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