Martin Artisans Guild Presents “Spring Into Arts At The Barn” Pop Up Exhibit Saturday, April 13. Free Admission And Parking

The Martin Artisans Guild presents “Spring Into Arts At The Barn”.  This Pop-up exhibit will be held at the Red Barn Furniture Store and Gallery in Stuart on Saturday, April 13.  Twenty artists will showcase and sell their paintings, jewelry, ceramics, and fiber arts.  There is plenty of free parking and admission is free. The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

 

 

SPRING   INTO   ARTS   AT   THE   BARN

 

A    POP-UP    EXHIBIT

 

Saturday, April 13

10 – 5

Red Barn Furniture & Gallery

513 SE Monterey Road     Stuart, FL

Free admission and Parking

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

mcopenstudiotour@gmail.com

mcost.org

 

 

 

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Decorate Venetian Masks To Celebrate 40 Years Of Service By Arts Council Of Martin County. Save February 1, 2020 For “Carnivale Di mARTin – A Masquerade”. Support Arts Council Programs And Development Of A New Cultural Center In Stuart

Neil Capozzi at Stuart Art Supply and Artist’s Nook Studio, is ready to celebrate 40 years of the Martin Arts Council support of the arts and cultural scene! This fete is February 1, 2020, so it’s time to prepare by decorating a Venetian mask. Don’t wait – call Neil to reserve a mask! They’re due back by October 1, allowing snowbirds and locals time to explore your creativity!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some peeks at some masks that have already been returned!  The masks will be auctioned off at the “Carnevale di mARTin – A Masquerade”, with proceeds being used for Arts Councils programs including the development of a new cultural center in Stuart! We can’t wait to see what you create!

 

 

 

 

 

Stuart Art Supply  & Artists’ Nook Studio

43 SE Kindred Street  Stuart, FL 34990

http://www.stuartartsupply.com

772.220.4500

n.capozzi@stuartartsupply.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neil Capozzi tells The Rickie Report, “As you know, the arts are an important part of this community and I strive to be active member in providing a quality experience in art materials, art education and community involvement.  I’m offering another opportunity for artists to showcase their talents this year. The Arts Council is having a milestone anniversary in 2020. We will be celebrating 40 years of supporting the arts in Martin County. We will be kicking off the year long celebration with a gala. The theme of the gala is “Carnevale di mARTin – A Masquerade”. The gala is Saturday, February 1st 2020.  I am asking all artists to participate in this event by painting a Venetian Mask and I will be collecting them and donating them to the Arts Council. Our goal is to sell them to the attendees of the gala. Blank masks are available from Stuart Art Supply for you to explore your creativity”.

 

 

 

 

Our 1st Masks have been completed.

 

 

 

Neil explains, “The mask painting project has been well received and I have over 40 out being painted at the moment. Since I need the masks back by October 1 there is still an opportunity for our “snowbirds” to participate. You just need to send them back by October 1st. The sooner I get them back the sooner we can begin promoting the 2020 Gala.  The masks can represent the style of the artist or the traditional venetian festival. It’s up to you, the artist”. 

 

 

 

 

Stuart Art Supply has several blanks to choose from. Neil will be ordering more as we gather the masks for this event in February 2020

 

 

 

 

Venetian Mask History:  The graceful, rounded half-mask of the Colombina mask express the enchanting femininity the Commedia dell’Arte figure of the same name radiates when she steps across the stage. Colombina means “little dove,” but with their sweeping form, splendid colors, and elaborate ornament, our Colombina masks can help you become a “bird of paradise!”

 

 

 

 

 

Venetian masks have a long history of protecting their wearer’s identity. Made for centuries in Venice, these distinctive masks were made out of papier-mache and wildly decorated with fur, fabrics, gem and feathers. Eventually, Venetian masks emerged as the emblem of Carnevale a pageant and street fair celebrating hedonism. Additionally, the masks served an important social purpose of keeping every citizen on an equal playing field. Masked, a servant could be mistaken for a nobleman—or vice versa. State inquisitors and spies could question citizens without fear of their true identity being discovered and citizens could answer without fear of retribution. The morale of the people was maintained through the use of masks—for with no faces, everyone had voices.

 

 

Mask wearing became forbidden in 1797, so the venetian masks, along with the carnival masks and masquerade ball masks vanished completely. This continued until the early ’80s, when a group of venetian architecture students began to revive this ancient and long tradition. Since then, the carnival of Venice has turned to be again one of the most important and most beautiful in the world.

 

 

 

SAVE  THE  DATES:

APRIL 5  &  6

SPRING  CLEANING  DAYS

9  am- 5pm

 

 

 

 

NOW THAT THE WINTER SEASON IS COMING TO A CLOSE COME IN AND CHECK OUT THE CLEARANCE.

 

 

 

WE’LL HAVE ROCK BOTTOM PRICES ON PAPER, CANVAS, BRUSHES, AND PAINTS.

 

 

ITEMS FROM ALL DEPARTMENTS

 

 

 

Check Out The Classes/Workshops  Here:

For more information about art supplies, art classes, or the opportunity to conduct art classes:

 

Stuart Art Supply  & Artists’ Nook Studio

43 SE Kindred Street  Stuart, FL 34990

http://www.stuartartsupply.com

772.220.4500

n.capozzi@stuartartsupply.com

MONDAY – FRIDAY  10 AM – 5 PM

SATURDAY  10 AM – 3 PM

 

 

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Sandhill Cove Retirement Living Presents Indoor Art Sale And Show On Saturday March 30. Free Admission And Parking. Indoor Event With Kids Zone

Sandhill Cove Retirement Living in Palm City invites the public to a Free, Indoor Art Sale and Show on Saturday, March 30.  Over 80 professional artists who call this area “home”, will be selling Whimsical Décor, oil paintings, watercolors, jewelry, yard art, woodworking, and much more! Children can enjoy the KIDS ZONE and author, Lois McGuire will be reading “Don’t be That Kid!“. You can vote for your favorite artists and support Helping People Succeed, as 10% of sales goes to meet their mission.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more details:

 

Helping People Succeed is a comprehensive organization that has recognized that many populations within our society need strength based services that lead to self sufficiency, personal responsibility, and the ability to lead an everyday life. Helping People Succeed’s goal is to help each person to reach their potential so they may have a successful future, enjoying their life fully and participating as productive taxpaying citizens. Helping People Succeed also helps improve the community’s economic viability and diversity through programs that assist children to become ready for school and adults find and maintain employment.

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact Jill Burton  772.220.1090

  Or email: jillb@sandhillcove.com

 

Visit:  SandhillCove.com/events

 

For more information about: Helping People Succeed

 

 www.hpsfl.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Elliott Museum Presents 23rd Annual Classics At The Beach Car Show March 23

Classics at the Beach, now in its 23rd year, is the Elliott Museum’s biggest fundraising event of the year, featuring nearly 100 rare, antique, classic, luxury, sport, and other vehicles from all over Florida.  This year, the featured marques are Volkswagen, Porsche, and Audi, although other cars of all years, makes, and models will be shown.  Vote for your favorites for the People’s Choice and Kid’s Choice Awards and see the judges’ picks drive down the red carpet to claim their prizes.  Octane & Opulence II: Gentlemen Prefer Race Cars is showing in the gallery through March 31, so attendees have an opportunity to see the race cars as well as the vehicles in the permanent collection.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  825 NE Ocean Blvd.  Stuart, FL. 

Hours: Daily 10 am – 5 pm 

 772-225-1961     ElliottMuseum.org 

 

 

 

The Elliott Museum Presents the 23rd Annual Classics at the Beach Car Show March 23rd

 

 

Pre-Car Show Benefit Reception 

Friday, March 22   6-8 pm

$60 per person

 

 

Infiniti Stuart and Audi Stuart will kick things off with a Pre-Car Show Benefit Reception on Friday, March 22 from 6-8 pm.  Live music, dancing, silent auction, open bar, and a variety of finger foods will highlight the evening. Mix and mingle with other car aficionados and Car Show participants showing off their rides. Admission to this Pre-Car Show Benefit Reception is $60 per person and will benefit the Elliott Museum. RSVP: https://elliottmuseum.org or call 772.225.1961.

 

 

 

 

 

Classics at the Beach

Saturday, March 23      10 am – 3 pm

Awards Presentation 2:30 pm

 

 

 

Classics at the Beach, now in its 23rd year, is the Elliott’s biggest fundraising event of the year, featuring nearly 100 rare, antique, classic, luxury, sports, and other vehicles from all over Florida.  This year, the featured marques are Volkswagen, Porsche, and Audi, although cars of all years, makes, and models will be shown.  Vote for your favorites for the People’s Choice and Kids’ Choice Awards and see the judges’ picks drive down the red carpet to claim their prizes.  Classics at the Beach runs from 10 am – 3 pm, with the Awards Presentation at about 2:30 pm.  

 

 

 

 

 

Octane & Opulence II: Gentlemen Prefer Race Cars is showing in the gallery through March 31st, so attendees to Classics at the Beach on Saturday, March 23rd, will also have an opportunity to see the race cars as well as the vehicles in our permanent collection.  The Elliott boasts one of the largest collections of Model AA work and commercial vehicles around. 

 

 

 

 

Little Black Dress” (1956 Corvette) Acrylic on canvas by John E. Schaeffer

 

 

All attendees (including Members) pay regular admission to the Car Show and we do not honor any coupons or discounts during this fundraiser.  Admission to the Car Show also includes the Museum.  This year our Museum Members will be invited to enjoy the Elliott’s Pit Crew VIP Lounge set up in our art studio from 11 am – 2:30 pm.  This Members-Only Lounge in the Museum will offer complimentary munchies and a cash bar with beer, wine, soft drinks, and water.  VIP Kids will enjoy coloring pages with a few of our cars that they may pin on the cork board in the studio and be part of the show.  

 

 

SC1 – 1966 SPG GT40 – photo by Bob Bennett

 

 

 

Speaking of auto art: in addition to the gorgeous vehicles, we are featuring original artwork by John E. Schaeffer who specializes in auto and chrome acrylic paintings that roll off the canvas.  For Art Down the Hall, guests will enjoy The Need for Speed, race car photos by local photographer Bob Bennett.  Works are available for purchase and sales will benefit the Elliott.  

 

CATB – 2018 Classics at the Beach Car Show

 

All guests will enjoy great food trucks on site.  Beer, wine, water, and soft drinks will be available from the Museum’s walk-up window.  In the lobby, you will have a chance to bid on a wide variety of more than 50 fabulous Silent Auction items from 10 am until 1 pm donated by our generous local establishments.  Parking will once again be available at Smithfield Plaza at the end of Monterey Road at East Ocean Blvd, with free shuttle busses provided by Eagle Luxury Transport running from 9:30 am until 4:30 pm.  There is very limited parking at Stuart Beach across from the Museum.

 

 

 

 

The Elliott Museum is located on beautiful Hutchinson Island

825 NE Ocean Blvd. in Stuart

Across the street from Stuart Beach  

Open daily from 10 am – 5 pm

 Admission: Adults – $14; Seniors – $12; $6 for kids from 6-12; Under 6 free. 

Call 772-225-1961 for more information or visit our website: www.elliottmuseum.org.

 

THANK   YOU   TO   OUR   SPONSORS!

 

Pre-Car Show March 22nd  Reception Sponsor:

 

 

 

 

Car Show Sponsors:  

Presenting Sponsor:

 

 

Gold Sponsor:

 

 

 

 

Bronze Sponsors:

 

 

Rocky (Rachelle) & Henry Grady 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Elliott’s Pit Crew VIP Lounge sponsor:

 

European Car Performance Service, Inc. 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits, classes and workshops :

Robin Lee Makowski, Art Studio & Exhibitions Coordinator
The Elliott Museum
825 NE Ocean Boulevard    Stuart, FL 34996
772-225-1961, ex 121
www.elliottmuseum.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter 6th Annual Plein Air Festival Features 35 Award Winning National Artists. Public Invited To Demos, Exhibit, Sale March 9 – 17

Over 130 artists from around the country vied to be a participant in the 6th Annual Plein Air Festival this year.  With only 35 positions available to be filled, the Lighthouse ArtCenter is thrilled to have the very best of the best attend the week-long event being held from March 9 – 17, 2019.  Participants compete for over $15,000 in cash and prizes. Check out the Teen Paint Out (March 9), the Kids Paint Out (March 9), Quick Draw Paint Out (March 10), Paint Out with Juried Artists (March 11- 15), Demos (March 11-15), Wet Paintings on Display and For Sale ( March 11- 14), Meet & Greet the Artists (March 13), VIP Collectors Cocktail Party and Sale (March 15), Display Of Artwork (March 16), Final chance to see and purchase paintings (March 16).  The Rickie Report shares the details of these events and some photos from last year’s event.  Some events require registration!

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

Gallery Hours:    M-F 10 am – 4 pm      Sat 10 am – 2 pm

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter

6th Annual Plein Air Festival

Features 35 Award-winning National Artists

 

 

Kathleen Denis Demo on the Beach 2018  Photo courtesy of Craig Houdeshell

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is thrilled to have the very best of the best that will attend the week-long event being held from March 9 – 17, 2019. Participants compete for over $15,000 in cash and prizes.  The Festival incorporates five days of outdoor painting in various locations throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties, during which locals, visitors and art collectors can watch and interact with these world-renowned national artists, view the art at the gallery or online through the ArtCenter’s website and have the opportunity to purchase these original wet paintings.

 

 

 

The 2018 Grand Prize winner Jeff Markowsky will be the judge for this year’s event. Each artist selects their best two paintings for the judging, which are not available for sale until after the judging is complete. The award ceremony takes place at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15 at 5 p.m. the VIP Collectors Party begins. The guests at the party will have the first chance to purchase the award-winning works, as well as all of the works selected for judging. 

 

 

 

“Painting “en plein air” is simply painting outdoors,” said Jennifer Chaparro, Director of Communications of the ArtCenter. “The wet paintings are created from what the artist is looking at, and the paintings resonate with people because it reminds them of their favorite spots. It’s a snapshot of our area and a visual record of the history of this region.”

 

 

 

 

 

2019 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:

 

 

 

Kids Paint Out Day 2018 with Jane O’Neill

 

 

 

Saturday, March 9 Teen Paint Out 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art, Tequesta, Florida. Free for teens, registration is required. This is an incredible opportunity for young students to have a one-on-one learning experience with Master Plein Air painters Jeff Markowsky and Ralph Papa. Limited to 20 students.

 

 

Saturday, March 9 Kids’ Paint Out** Constitution Park, Tequesta, Florida. 1:00 – 3:00 pm, free for kids ages 5-13. Registration required. 

 

 

Sunday, March 10 Quick Draw Paint Out** 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Flagler Park, Stuart, Florida. The public is invited to participate in the Quick Draw Paint Out alongside our juried artists. This is a judged event with the first place winner receiving $500 in cash and their artwork featured on Plein Air Magazine Outdoorpainter.com – a total value of $750.  Jeff Markowsky will be the judge for the Quick Draw Paint Out.

  • Registration is required for artists ($30 for ArtCenter members, $40 for nonmembers).  Register at PleinAirLAC.org, by phone at 561-746-3101 or register the morning of the event.
  • Painting from 9 a.m.- 11a.m. 
  • Award ceremony at noon
  • Sales of paintings from 12 noon to 2 p.m. 

 

Nancy Tankersley Demo 2018.   Photo Courtesy of Craig Houdeshell

 

 

 

Monday to Friday, March 11-15 Festival Paint Out with Juried Artists** Multiple Locations throughout Martin and Palm Beach County.

 

 

Demos by artists on site each day, Monday – Thursday** 

Monday: Riverbend Park, Jupiter – Jeff Markowsky, 4-6 p.m. 

Tuesday: Coral Cove Park, Tequesta – Jane Hunt, 10 a.m.-12.noon 

Wednesday: Port Salerno Marina, Craig Reynolds, 4-6 p.m. 

Thursday: Sailfish Marina, Riviera Beach, Michele Byrne, 4-6 p.m. 

Check website for locations and times

 

 

Wet Paintings on display and for sale at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery**:
Monday – Tuesday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday – Thursday, 10:00 am – 7:30 pm 

 

Selling Art , 2018. Photo Courtesy of Jenn Huttula

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 13 Artist Meet & Greet**Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 5:30 – 7:30pm. Free to the public, paintings for sale and light refreshments. 

Friday, March 15 VIP Collectors Party & Sale Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 5 – 9 p.m. 

VIP guests will have the first look and chance to purchase the award-winning paintings. Enjoy mingling with the artists, refreshments from local restaurants and a wine bar.

  • VIP tickets are $125 per person (5 – 9 p.m.), and can be applied toward a purchase of one painting during the party.
  • General admission tickets are $25 per person (6:30 – 9 p.m.), and can be applied toward a purchase of one painting during the party.

 

Manon Sander Painting 2018  Photo Courtesy of Craig Houdeshell

 

Saturday, March 16 Wet Paintings on display and for sale**Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

 

 

Saturday, March 16 Battle of the Brushes 1 – 3 p.m. Three of the juried artists will go brush to brush painting from the same photo. The results are fascinating and the paintings will be for sale.

 

 

Sunday, March 17 Wet Paintings on display and for sale** Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Last chance to view and purchase the Plein Air paintings!

** Open to the public

For all of the details and more information about the artists go to www.PleinAirLAC.org or call 561-746-3101.

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c(3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton, son of the founders of the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. In the last 55 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Florida  33469 (561) 746-3201. Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store, 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, Florida 33469 (561)748-8737.  Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Art Associates Of Martin County Presents 2019 Annual Art Show Exhibition

Art Associates of Martin County (AAMC) invite the public to the Opening Reception on Friday, March 1 to view the 2019 Annual Art Show Exhibition. Taking place at the Treasure Coast Unitarian Universalist Church in Stuart, FL, the event and exhibit are free to attend. Free parking is also available.  AAMC has been promoting excellence in the arts for over 50 years and is one of the largest associations in the area. Their monthly meetings offer an opportunity for artists to network, learn from each other, and see demonstrations by well known local artists.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Associates of Martin County (AAMC)

Presents:

2019  Annual  Art Show

Opening Reception:

Friday, March 1

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Free event and parking.  Refreshments will be served

Exhibit is available through March 28, 2019

Gallery hours:  10:00 to 3:00 Monday thru Friday

Treasure Coast Unitarian Universalist Congregation

21 SE Central Parkway      Stuart,FL 34994

 

 

 

“Spatial Spheres” by Dale Forbes

 

 

 

 

AAMC’s mission is to encourage creativity in the arts for our members, local students and artists in our community by sharing and learning. AAMC has been promoting excellence in the arts for over 50 years and is one of the largest associations in the area.

 

 

 

 

 

“Red Poppies” by Sally Pearson

 

 

The Art Associates of Martin County (AAMC) is a non profit welcoming group of artists sharing a strong common interest in the arts. Each month (October thru April, with a luncheon in May) members are treated to exciting meetings with demonstrations by well known local artists, opportunities to bring in art surrounding a common theme, and good conversation.

 

 

“Tropical Tapestry” by Carol Ann Hughes

 

 

 

 

 

A Plein Air group often takes to the field for great adventures in painting. The AAMC also provides scholarships and art supplies to local schools as we endeavor to participate in the vibrant Treasure Coast art community.  AAMC provides for an Annual Art Show open to all members, with many awards provided.

 

“Soulful” by Sally Pearson

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this event, monthly meetings, offering a demonstration, or becoming a member:

 

Website: https://www.artassociatesmartinco.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtAssociatesOfMartinCounty/

Or Call Dale Forbes: 978.872.7995

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Frank Baer’s Abstract Photography Is A Show Stopper, Capturing Light And Color In The Most Imaginative Ways! Meet Him February 23 & 24 At The Stuart Art Festival

When we saw Frank Baer‘s artwork, we stopped in our tracks!  This abstract photographer captures light and color in ways in the most astonishing way!  A lifelong creator, Frank will be at the Stuart Fine Art Festival on February 23 & 24 locally.  The Rickie Report shares an interview with Frank, some sneak peeks, and his schedule, as he continues to exhibit around the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M  E  E  T        T  H  E      A  R  T  I  S  T:

 

February 23 &  24            Stuart Arts Festival    Stuart, FL

March 2 & 3                      Bonita Springs National Art Festival              

                                                                                   Bonita Springs, FL

March 9 & 10                    Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival                          

                                                                                  Albuquerque, NM

March 29 – 31                    Tempe Festival of the Arts     Tempe, AZ

 

 

 

“There’s Evidence” by Frank Baer

 

 

Frank Baer tells The Rickie Report, “I am an abstract photographer based in Denver, CO.   While I started composing and selling my photographs in 2016, my career in art started much earlier.  I began creating art when I was young, selling two multicolored tie-dyed pillows when I was 6.  I sold them to my mother’s best friend and those pillows lived for years in their pool house.  Now, the pillows have been handed down to their grandchildren and they are still around.  That was just the beginning of my creative endeavors”.   

 

 

 

He explains, “I’ve always liked color and organic shapes in nature.  I loved cutting out odd and abstract shapes from colored construction paper and making collages as a youngster.  Whenever I worked with clay, I invariably assembled some oddly multi-colored coiled clay cups and bowls that reminded me of snakes.  When I was 10, I tried to learn to use a potter’s wheel and the only thing I made was a vase that resembled a coiled cobra and I made a separate head for the stopper.  My mother kept that for me, (and all my other art projects), which I still display it in my home”.   

 

 

“Ring of Fire” by Frank Baer

 

 

 

Frank speaks about the importance of exposing children to art at an early age, including visiting art museums. He was encouraged to create in school and at home. ” I started collecting coffee table art books in high school and still do.  I learned about art and art history in college for my electives.  I’ve traveled extensively all over the world and I always seek out the art museums and art attractions where ever I go.  Art has always been and will always be a large part of my life”.   Frank is inspired by a wide range of styles and mediums, including:  Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Andrew Goldsworthy, Dale Chihuly, Victor Vasarely, Rene Magritte, Yaacov Agam, Pieter Breugel, Peter Paul Rubens, and especially Hieronymus Bosch.  He says, “Don’t get me started on my favorites of classical art and architecture of France and Italy.  I appreciate all art, but the more modern and contemporary resonates with me strongly”.

 

 

 

He has worked with many types of media.  In addition to the tie dye, Frank has created through textile weavings, pottery, fused glass and painted frames embellished with polymer clay canes and stamped tiles.  He generated a 35 square foot mosaic “made to look like a river running through cracked earth in my back yard and incorporated this mosaic into a larger stone patio and into the entire back yard”.

 

 

 

“Curvaceous Undulation” by Frank Baer

 

 

 

Frank’s favorite creative medium is the camera, as it allows him to capture light and colors in a way that is unique and inspiring.  “I started taking pictures with a Kodak Instamatic with the square flash bulbs in the ’70s.  I still have some of those old pictures.  I always had a camera with me on any travels or adventures.  While I’ve always enjoyed taking landscapes and sunsets and nature shots, I most enjoy taking abstract photographs of colored lights at night.  I developed proprietary techniques using the camera to enhance what my eyes see, and this has been the focus of my passion”.  

 

 

 

The focus of Frank’s photography is all about capturing and displaying light and colors.  “I showcase the colors and movement and bring attention to various shapes and patterns that I capture in a moment of ‘color brilliance’.  The streaks and patches of color are chaotic, ordered, patterned and calming.  These images are an expression of how I see color and light.  I imagine that if my thoughts were colors, they would look like this”. 

 

 

“Wild Iris” by Frank Baer

 

 

 

 His photographs also include contrast:  the contrast of the colors, light and dark, smooth and textured, the different shapes and intensities of color, the thicknesses of the lines and the sharpness of the curves in contrast to the black background.  The continuous movement in his work, with a variety of visual texture, and flowing patterns, give his work an organic and natural feel.  The textures provide depth and movement while the color transformations are mesmerizing.  The viewer feels the energy, dynamic movement, and flow, as if he or she were part of it.  One of my early water images, ‘There’s Evidence,’ was named because I immediately knew that I was meant to develop these techniques and capture these incredible images! I now travel all over looking for sources for my images.  When I find colored lights, I am happy and when I find light reflected on water, I am ecstatic.” 

 

 

 

 

Though art has always been a part of Frank’s life,  he wasn’t expecting it to be his career.  He studied business, worked in Information Technology for 35 years, and been a part of a dynamic nonprofit organization in Denver. ” I had taken these great new photographs and I had them printed and mounted on wood.  I was excited to show them to friends and family.  While I was displaying them all over the kitchen at my mother’s house for her to see, one of her friends dropped by to say,’ hello’.  She asked if I would be interested in a one man show, introduced me to a curator, and I had my first SOLO exhibit at the Church Health Center in Memphis!  I knew then I was not going back into IT and since then I’ve shown all over the country.  My art has been on display in California at Stanford University School of Medicine, private homes, and corporations.” 

 

 

 

 

“Monet Today” by Frank Baer

 

 

 

An outdoor enthusiast and adventurer, some of Frank’s favorite activities are hiking, cycling, mountain biking, kayaking, scuba diving, fly fishing, geocaching and zip lining.  In the winter he telemark skis and snow bikes in Colorado.  He’s happy to chat about any of these activities as well as his artwork. 

 

 

Contact Frank:

Phone: 720 985-8436

Email: frankbaerphotos@gmail.com

Web: www.frankbaerphotos.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/frankbaerphotos

 

 

 

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World Class Art Festival Returns To Downtown Stuart February 23 & 24. Over 200 Local And National Artists Will Participate In Free Event

For nearly 3 decades, the 29th Annual Downtown Stuart Festival has transformed beautiful Osceola Street into an outdoor gallery stroll.  This popular free event features over 200 local and national artists on February 23 & 24.  Proceeds from the Art Festival benefit the Stuart Main Street program.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

29th Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival

Saturday, February 23 & Sunday, February 24  

10 am to 5 pm  Both Days

26 SW Osceola St.    Stuart, FL 34994

Free and open to the public

 

 

Stunning, original hand-made jewelry by Judy Goskey

 

 

 

 

 

Residents and visitors are invited to stroll amidst life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics and more. The 200 artists are on site to discuss their inspirations and processes for each hand-made work. Parking is free and pets on leashes are always welcomed. 

 

 

Brazilian painter Marcos Hollanda’s depiction of the Great White Way reveals the hustle and bustle of NYC’s famous area.

 

 

 

Presented by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows, the Downtown Stuart Art Festival represents original artwork, handmade in America and selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants. HAE’s careful vetting process also ensures a wide array of mediums and price ranges will be offered during the Festival. 

 

CO digital artist Frank Baer uses long-exposure technique to capture lights from amusement parks, shopping districts, and cities reflected on water, creating entirely new and exciting modern art.

 

 

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

 

 

  • Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists 

  • Original handmade artwork

  • More than 200 artists from 30 different states 

  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants 

  • All artists on site for duration of festival

  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

  • Free parking and pets on leashes welcome

  • Benefits the Stuart Main Street program

 

Palm Coast potter CC Lee creates hand-thrown, practical clay creations.

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:                

Howard Alan Events, Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the more than 30 years-established  company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Alexandria, VA; Aspen, CO; Sarasota, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation. 

For additional information on the Downtown Stuart Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615. 

 

 

 

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Hailed By Critics For Her “Subjective Realism” Approach, Eran Far Offers Three Abstract Painting Classes At Hobe Sound Fine Arts League

Eran Far is an Iranian/American artist whose formal training began at the Kamal El Molk Art Academy in Tehran.  Under the direction of great academics in Brussels and the Art Students League of New York, her artistry matured into a unique style which combines the abstract and expressionist movements.  Eran is offering 3 workshops ( individual or they can be combined) to students interested in exploring abstract art, at the Hobe Sound Fine Arts League on February 16, February 23 and March 2.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of her exquisite artistry!

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

3 One- Day Workshops With:

                                                                                            

E R A N     F A R

 

Internationally Acclaimed Abstract Expressionist Artist

 

 

 

 

Saturdays:   February 16, February 23, and March 2, 2019

For more information and to register for a workshop:  call :     201 496-3872 or    email:     eranfar31@gmail.com

      

 

Classes take place at:

Hobe Sound Fine Arts League

8879 SE Bridge Road     Hobe Sound, FL 33455

 


Eran Far
 

 

 

 

Hailed by critics as “subjective realism”, Eran Far’s expressive and hypnotic style evokes thoughts that carry the mind from the reality of nature to abstract expressions of emotion.  She tells The Rickie Report, “Through my watercolors and mixed media, I want to explain beauty and harmony beyond the traditional and expected ways. My paintings reflect all the scenes and incidents that affected me deeply…sounds, lights, colors. This, together with the experience of “crossing into the world beyond’ which is inexplicable even to myself, is the main texture of my paintings”.

 

 

 

Eran attributes the creative expressions in her paintings to hard days and happy days growing up in Tehran, and to her life travels in different parts of the world. Born to older parents, Eran grew up in a largely adult world.  Encouraged to be fiercely competitive and having an appetite for singing, theater, and dance, Eran performed happily before her home audiences.  She also had an innate love for design, appreciating the depth of color and nuance.

 

 

“Summer Breeze” by Eran Far

 

 

Biographer, Fleeta E. Fox, talks about Eran: “ Her art and painting had their beginnings at Kamal el Molk Academy in Teheran.  As she studied the Masters and began painting, she felt that her own paintings were superficial and  “too copycat”.   With an unbridled need to express herself from within, Eran rejected and discarded the idea of painting altogether and “forgot art”.  Eran joined her brother in Brooklyn, NY  to continue her college studies”. 

 

Eran was  inspired by the creativity and history of the New York World’s Fair, as “lighting, scenery, and theater all impacted her and opened new horizons”.  She was energized by her nascent experiences in the bustling city. In the seventies, as Eran grieved her mother’s death, she sought reprieve by traveling to the south of France and later to Brussels.  Eran says, “The yellow lights of Brussels inspired me to try painting once again”.  But, being restricted to traditional art forms, her spirit for expression and creative form was dampened.

 

“Class Recess” by Eran Far

 

 

 

A return to New York City, brought Eran to classes at the Students Art League. In this new-found space, Eran’s love of Modern Art was finally released.  She told Fleeta E. Fox the following story.  

 

The students were assigned small spaces on a table upon which to work. They were allowed to paint on a small canvas. One day during class, an instructor approached Eran and said, “Why are you painting in this space? What are you doing? You need more space….”

Eran responded, “That’s what we’re allowed”.

She was instructed to purchase a larger canvas and work on the floor. For the very first time in her life, she was painting with large, sweeping strokes and “painting her heart out”! Inspired by her mentor who believed in her gift, she was encouraged to “excavate her soul” and paint from within. She was also inspired by a fellow art student, illustrator, and scholar who recognized and encouraged her development into a fine artist. He later became her husband.

 

 

At the prestigious Art Students League of New York, Eran studied on and off for over two decades (1990-2012) under Master artists Joseph Stapleton, Anita Steckel, and Dale Myer. Eran’s style of painting was recognized as “Subjective Realism” within abstract expressionist style.

 

For two decades and prior to relocating to Florida, Eran also served as a computer programmer and systems analyst for NCR Corporation, an international manufacturing company in both Iran and New York.  She later jointed Metropolitan Life of New York, as a financial representative.

 

“Nature’s Choreography” by Eran Far

 

 

 

Eran currently works as a private art instructor, conducting art workshops, and participating in art shows in different venues in Florida.  Her paintings speak for themselves.  They have been presented in art shows in New York, Berlin, Paris, Teheran, and Nice.  In 2015, Eran made her home in Stuart, Florida, where she shares her art with residents of the Treasure Coast, as well as “sharing her secrets” through her upcoming classes.  Her paintings are included in numerous art collections internationally.  She is available for commissions.

 

 

 

To learn more about this artist: 

Contact Eran Far

      Tel:         201 496-3872

      email:     eranfar31@gmail.com

      website:  www.yessy.com/eranfar 

 

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Looking For An Indoor Show? No Application Fee For Sandhill Cove’s March 30 Art And Craft Sale

Sandhill Cove Retirement Living will open their doors to the public on Saturday, March 30th for an Indoor Art Sale And Show.  This event is FREE to attend and FREE for Professional local artists and whimsical decor artists to show and sell their creations.  10% of sales will benefit Helping People Succeed.  Artists will be given a complimentary lunch.   The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to apply and art lovers to mark their calendars!  Do you own a gallery or boutique?  This is perfect for you to showcase your wares!

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

INDOOR  ART  SALE  & SHOW

SATURDAY,  MARCH 30, 2019

9 AM – 4 PM

1500 SW Capri Street   Palm City, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C  A  L  L      T  O      A  R  T  I  S  T  S:

  • Oil paintings

  • Watercolor Paintings

  • Shell Art

  • Wood Work

  • Stained  Glass

  • Photography

  • Whimsical Decor Artists

 

 

For application: Contact Jill Burton  772.220.1090

  Or email: jillb@sandhillcove.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helping People Succeed is a comprehensive organization that has recognized that many populations within our society need strength based services that lead to self sufficiency, personal responsibility, and the ability to lead an everyday life. Helping People Succeed’s goal is to help each person to reach their potential so they may have a successful future, enjoying their life fully and participating as productive taxpaying citizens. Helping People Succeed also helps improve the community’s economic viability and diversity through programs that assist children to become ready for school and adults find and maintain employment.

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact Jill Burton  772.220.1090

  Or email: jillb@sandhillcove.com

 

For more information about: Helping People Succeed

 

 www.hpsfl.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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