Clyde Butcher’s “American Everglades” Exhibit Evokes The Beauty Surrounding Us. Arts Council Of Martin County Honors This Photographic Visionary Now Through March 13.

One of the country’s most honored photographers, Clyde Butcher, is being featured at the Court House Cultural Center NOW through March 13. His “America’s Everglades Exhibit”, presented by the Arts Council of Martin County, is a tribute to its 30 years of sharing art in the gallery and as a special tribute to Ansel Adams, who was featured in that first show.  The rugged and remote beauty of the Everglades is captured in these works which span more than three decades of foraging into dense swampland.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY,  JANUARY 21, 2021

 

5:30 – 7 PM

 

 

 

Virtual Meet & Greet with Clyde Butcher:

 

Thursday, February 11, 2021

2 PM

Zoom  Registration  required: www.MartinArts.org

 

 

Exhibit  runs  NOW  through  March 13, 2021

A donation of $5 is requested to support our exhibits and programs

 

 

Court   House   Cultural   Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.,   Stuart, FL

Gallery Hours:

 Tuesday 10 am – 6 pm, Wednesday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm

Covid-19 Safety guidelines are in place

A maximum of 20 people will be allowed in the gallery at one time. Visitors, staff, and vendors must wear face coverings/masks while indoors. Disposable face masks will be available. A 6-foot distance from others must be maintained.Hand sanitizer is available and frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned by staff throughout the day.

 

 

Clyde Butcher at Fakahatchee

 

 

The rugged and remote beauty of the Everglades is captured in these works which span over three decades of foraging into dense swampland. Delicate ecosystems, rare botanical specimens, and sweeping landscapes bring the wonder of this mysterious part of our country to light. The scale, extraordinary clarity and tonal range set his photographs apart as exceptional works of art, earning him recognition as the foremost landscape photographer in America today.

 

 

Close up of Clyde Butcher’s camera and a sample of the Exhibition

 

 

This expansive wilderness collection represents the many years Butcher spent exploring the remote regions of the Everglades, experiencing its changes. Shaped and sustained by seasonally flowing shallow water, the area is home to dozens of threatened and endangered species, massive flocks of wading birds, recovering populations of alligators, crocodiles, and millions of insects.

 

 

FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ANSEL ADAMS

 

 

 

Clyde says, “Out west they have their mountains. We have our clouds.”

 

 

On January 13, 1991 the Court House Cultural Center welcomed a collection of Ansel Adams photographs loaned by the Mitsubishi Estate Collection. To honor that landmark of 30 years ago, the Gallery Committee of the Court House Cultural Center invited revered Florida black and white landscape photographer, Clyde Butcher, to exhibit at the Center.

 

Maria Miele remembers dragging her father to see that exhibit 30 years ago and how impressed she was at the prospect of such a renowned photographer on display in this small town.  She tells The Rickie Report, “As an Arts Council Board and Gallery Committee member, I am so proud to have helped to bring this Clyde Butcher exhibition to Stuart. It is a feeling of pride and personally, as an artist/photographer myself and as an art educator having taught many of our youth about Clyde’s contributions to the arts, it is so satisfying and most exciting! Clyde, known sometimes as “The Ansel Adams of the South”, has personal connection with our beautiful and fragile Florida ecosystems and waterways. I would encourage everyone to see the exhibit and drag their family and friends. This will be one for the record books.”

 

 

A Legendary Photographer and National Treasure

 

 

“Blowing Rocks”  by Clyde Butcher

 

The scale and extraordinary clarity of his work sets it apart as exceptional. In the tradition of the nineteenth-century Hudson River School painters, Clyde composes his works at pristine and untarnished locations across the United States, creating arresting compositions that distinctly mark him as the foremost landscape photographer in America today.

 

Clyde has been called the next Ansel Adams by Popular Photography magazine, awarded as a humanitarian for acting for the betterment of his community, and recognized as a conservationist for bringing issues to the forefront of public consciousness through his art. His photography transcends political boundaries, challenging us to work together to protect natural places across the globe.

 

Butcher’s journey began with a humble origin, born in Kansas City, MO. in 1942, the only child to a sheet-metal worker. As a child, he spent most of his Ume drawing boat designs and crafting ship prototypes from scrap metal. Butcher graduated with a degree in architecture from California Polytechnic State University. It was then that he discovered his inability to draw architectural designs. To rectify this he taught himself photography, enabling him to photograph (rather than draw) his architectural models for presentations. Unable to afford a store-bought camera, he made himself a crude, but dependable pinhole camera.

 

 

 

 

Niki Vogel and Clyde married in 1963. He saw an Ansel Adams Photography exhibit at Yosemite National Park, and was so impressed by Adams’ work that he began to photograph landscapes in black and white. Clyde left the architecture field in 1970 and began exhibiting his black and white photographs at art festivals.

 

In 1971 Clyde established his second business, Eye Encounter, Inc., and began selling his photographs as wall decor to department stores such as Montgomery Wards, J.C. Penny’s, and Sears. To enhance sales, he began to use color film, and also a 5ʺx7ʺ view camera. In addition to photographing landscapes in California, he also began to take pictures in Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Ohio, and Hawaii. Eye Encounter became a multi-million-dollar business, employing more than 200 workers. Due to the stress of the business Clyde sold it in 1977. To regroup, he built a sailboat and trailered it across the country to Florida.

 

 

Clyde says, “I’d take a gator over a tick any day”

 

 

Clyde moved with his family to Ft. Lauderdale, FL and soon moved to Ft. Myers for a slower pace of life. Clyde began selling his color photographs of the American West at Florida art festivals. After briefly looking around Florida and not seeing anything to photograph, he began producing manipulated photographs with an outer-space theme.

 

In 1983 Clyde began photographing Florida beaches, still using color film. It wasn’t until a visit to Tom Gaskin’s Cypress Knee Museum in 1984, a roadside attraction in central Florida, that Clyde was introduced to a new side of Florida. He says, “After strolling on the boardwalk through a primeval cypress swamp, a whole new world was opened up for me”. Oscar Thompson, a Florida native, introduced Clyde to the “interior” of the Big Cypress National Preserve and the Everglades by taking Clyde on his first walk in to the swamp. After his immersion into the beauty he found so mysterious and primeval, Clyde was then inspired to take black and white photographs of the swamp.

 

 

 

 

Clyde Butcher says,”I hope that through my images people can see themselves in this beautiful ecosystem and understand it is worth saving.”

 

 

In 1986, after his 17 year old son Ted was killed by a drunk driver, Clyde found solace in the wilderness of the Big Cypress National Preserve, where the mysterious, spiritual experience of being close to nature helped to restore his soul. Resolving to relinquish his use of color photography, he destroyed his color work and vowed to use only black and white film. He purchased an 8ʺx10ʺ view camera and enlarger.

 

Although Butcher will always be identified with the Everglades, he is deeply committed to recording precious landscapes throughout the world. The beauty and importance of Butcher’s photography quickly earned him widespread recognition resulting in museum exhibits in the United States, an exhibit at the National Gallery of Art in Prague celebrating the new millennium, and a request by the United Nations to photograph the mountains of Cuba to celebrate The Year of the Mountains.

 

Butcher has completed six Public broadcasting programs on the environment of Florida, three of them award-winning documentaries. Much of his work can be seen in his numerous books including; America the beautiful, a table top collection of his work from across the United States, Big Cypress Swamp – The Western Everglades, Second edition, which features images from the Big Cypress Swamp where he and Niki made a home for 16 years, and celebrating America’s National Parks, Preserves, Monuments, recreation Areas. Dedicated to the employees of the National Parks, this book showcases Clyde’s stunning black and white photographs of parks ranging from the mountains of Montana to the swamps in the Everglades.

 

 

Clyde Butcher Exhibit Sneak Peek

 

 

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The mission of the Arts Council is to inspire participation in and a passion for the arts in our community. It serves as the local arts agency in Martin County.

For more information, visit www.martinarts.org

 

 

 

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Martin Artisans Guild Announces Their January Exhibition And Reception At The Palm Room In Harbour Bay Plaza

The Martin Artisans Guild announces their January Exhibition and Reception at the Palm Room in Harbour Bay Plaza.  The Opening Reception takes place on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 and includes refreshments, live music with Paul Hamaty and a chance to meet the artists.  The Featured Artists include: Jane Lawton BaldridgeMallo BissetJames J. DeMartisDot Galfond, and Torenzo Gann.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks, and an introduction to the artists. Masks will be available and Phase 2 distancing guidelines will be followed. All artwork is for sale.  

 

 

 

 

 

JANUARY,  2021    EXHIBITION

 

 

Opening Reception:

 

 

Wednesday, January 6

 

 

 

5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

 

The Palm Room

 3778 SE Ocean Blvd    Stuart, FL  

 

 

Featuring Paintings and Glass Sculpture by award winning artists   

 

 

 

 

Offering individual hors d’ oeuvre servings and Cash bar

 

 

Enjoy live music with Paul Hamaty at the piano!

Our exhibit area is 3300 square feet for safe distance art viewing

 

 

GALLERY HOURS:   Wednesday  – Saturday  12 – 6 pm

Exhibit runs January 6th through the 30th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

 

“Into The Abyss” by Jane Lawton Baldridge 

 

 

Jane Lawton Baldridge is a sea level girl. Her passion is water. She paints abstract sea stories. She wants her viewers to fall in love with oceans and seas as she has. Her work is moving and calming.

 

 

 

Mallo Bisset

 

 

 

 

Mallo Bisset paints from the heart. Whether it is her beloved cats, favorite beach scenes or birds that waded across her path she embraces them with her oil paints and palette knives.

 

 

 

James J. DeMartis

 

 

 

 

James DeMartis was a painter of the post World War Two generation who explored a wide variety of styles and media. He was a New York City Abstract Expressionist. He studied Mid-century California art styles, Hudson Valley styles, Asian art and attended the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze.  He painted believing, “color and texture convey meaning.”

 

 

 

Dot Galfond

 

 

“Forever Spring” boy Dot Galfond

 

 

Dot Galfond tells of her journey: “My interest in glass began as a child sitting in church, when I became fascinated watching the sunbeams dance through the stained glass windows, as their beautiful colors played on the pews and floor. Many years later, I’m still transfixed by light shining through glass, which explains why transparent glass is so prevalent throughout most of my artwork.”

 

 

Torenzo Gann

 

 

 

“Above and Below” by Torenzo Gann

 

 

Torenzo Gann’s art comes from an upwelling of ideas triggered by everything . . . “I see art everywhere. On sidewalks, reflections in storefront windows, shadow designs falling on the ground or embracing a building. I see clouds as moving sculptures.”

 

For more information about this exhibit, other events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

 

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Aya Fiber Studio Offers Indigo, Shibori, Botanical Printing Plus Other Textile Arts Classes Both On-Line And In Person

The Aya Fiber Studio is South Florida’s premier fiber art workshop destination. The waterfront location in Stuart is Suzanne Connors’ studio and maker-space where she invites world renown textile artists to share their skills and techniques with students.  Aya Fiber Studio offers in-person learning as well as on-line classes.  Don’t miss the free “Coffee With An Artist”, where Suzanne hosts a Zoom conversation with respected fiber artists from around the world (begins Sunday, January 10).  Start your year with intention and creativity by signing up for the workshops being offered!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some peeks here. CDC Protocols will be followed.  Don’t want to create but you love the look?  Stop by the Studio Boutique!

 

 

 

Aya Fiber Studio

4745 SE Desoto Ave B2    Stuart, Fl 34997

 

Gather and Learn with Like-Minded Fiber Artists

Learn  new techniques

 

 

Check the Calendar and Register online

 

 

We offer Studio Days where you can practice your new skills

 

 

https://www.ayafiberstudio.com/coming-workshops 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Aya Fiber Studio is thrilled to announce our new program, “Coffee with The Artist”. Each week Suzanne will host a LIVE ZOOM conversation with some of the most respected fiber artists in the field today. Many are upcoming Instructors in the studio, and some are former Instructors. In our 45-minute discussion we will focus on the artists work and their creative journey: especially what they have been doing during this COVID pandemic. We will allow 15 minutes at the end of our conversation for questions from the audience. So, grab a cup of coffee and join us every Sunday at 9:00 AM (EST) beginning in January 2021 and will be broadcast via Zoom. These broadcasts will be free to view and open to all. (links will be on the website: ayafiberstudio.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy delicious uninterrupted studio time. Open studios is a great way to try out the Aya Fiber Studio. Do you have a project you are working on but need assistance? Do you have indigo projects to put into the vat? Maybe you need a large table to work on or access to our dye kitchen. Come use ours! Maybe you’ve take a class but need more time to work. A drop in fee of $30 includes access to our dye kitchen, print tables, silk screens, sewing machines and all dye equipment. Just bring your own fabric and materials ( or buy some of ours) PRE REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED.

 

OPEN STUDIO DAYS: WED & THURSDAY EACH WEEK ON DAYS THERE ARE NO CLASSES SCHEDULED

 

(2) SESSIONS: 10 AM – 1 PM   AND   1:30 PM –  4:30 PM 

 

https://www.ayafiberstudio.com/open-studio-appointments

 

 

 

JAN 6-8, 2021: 3 DAY INDIGO & SHIBORI WITH SUZANNE

 

JAN 18-20, 2021: 3 DAY BOTANICAL PRINT WITH SUZANNE

 

JAN 22, 2021: ITAJIME SHIBORI: FOLD & CLAMP (ONLINE WORKSHOP)

 

JANUARY 23, 2021: KANOKO AND ORIGAMI SHIBORI; TIED RESIST (ONLINE WORKSHOP)

 

JANUARY 24, 2021: ARASHI SHIBORI – THE DRIVING RAIN (ONLINE WORKSHOP)

 

JANUARY 25, 2021: DRAWING WITH THREAD: NUI SHIBORI (ONLINE WORKSHOP)

 

JANUARY 26, 2021: MAKI-AGE, GUNTAI AND OTHER NUI TECHNIQUES (ONLINE WORKSHOP)

 

FEB 7- MARCH 7, 2021: OUT OF THE BLUE ONLINE SHIBORI

 

INTRO TO INDIGO: MONTHLY STUDIO WORKSHOP:

FEB 2, 2021

FEB 22, 2021

 

 

VISIT    OUR    BOUTIQUE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more details about these events, classes, upcoming workshops and opportunities to explore creative fabric design:

 

Contact Suzanne Connors at: (336) 693-4606

or visit www.ayafiberstudio.com

or visit:

www.facebook.com/ayafiberstudio?fref=ts

 

 

 

 

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Helping People Succeed Offers New Art For Living Calendar Featuring Local Artists And Offers Online Virtual Gallery To Purchase Art

It’s that time of year when Helping People Succeed distributes its popular Art for Living Calendar. Helping People Succeed’s 2021 Art for Living Calendar reflects the beauty of Florida’s Treasure Coast. Each month is represented by a talented local artist whose artwork can also be seen on the NEW online Gallery! Sales of the calendar and artworks benefit the mission of this worthy not-for-profit organization. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Helping People Succeed’s  

2021 Art for Living Calendars available for sale and Online Virtual Gallery Launched!

 

 

 

Something special we are doing this year is showcasing the artists’ artwork through our online Art for Living Gallery.

View (and/or purchase) the artwork that is featured in our 2021 Art for Living Calendar as well as additional works of art displayed by the artists.

Their artwork is also for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Helping People Succeed!

 

The gallery can be found on our website at hpsfl.org

This state-of-the-art exhibit will be available for viewing from now through November of 2021:

 

 

https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/2279536/2021-art-for-living-gallery

 

 

 

 

Our    Featured    Artists:

Pam Patterson

Susan Roberts

Mary Neal

Marian Vitale

Diane Raymond

Dan Mackin

Chris Kling

Pat Hoshino

Stacy Ranieri

Julia Kelly

Sue Ann Saleeby-Mosley

Arundathi Wijetilleke

Amber Moran

 

The calendars are available for sale at the Helping People Succeed office, 1601 NE Braille Place, off Savanna Road in Jensen Beach as well as throughout the Treasure Coast

For a complete listing of outlets where you can purchase a calendar – visit our website at hpsfl.org

 

 

 

 

We are also thankful for our underwriters: Water Pointe Realty, Stuart Business Systems, Green Design, Sandhill Cove, All Creatures Animal Hospital, NisAir Air Conditioning & Heating, Mark Brechbill, PLLC, Dave’s Plumbing, EW Consultants, Ross Mixing, Mary Kay Buckridge, Arlington Electric and VITAS Healthcare.

 

 

Serving our community for over 56 years, Helping People Succeed helps develop healthy families in Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee and Indian River counties by providing numerous parenting, mental health and behavioral support programs. Helping People Succeed also provides support services designed to enable adults with special needs to fully participate in volunteer and employment roles in our community.

For more information, visit our website at hpsfl.org or contact Glenna Parris at 772.320.0778. 

 

 

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Lynn Morgan Achieves The Non-Objective Objective In Her Newest Artworks Exhibited At The Palm Room December 2 – 31

Lynn Morgan‘s newest artworks will be seen at the Martin Artisans Guild Exhibit beginning on Wednesday, December 2.  Meet Lynn at the Opening Reception being held at the Palm Room in Stuart, FL.  Lynn is inspired by the sights and sounds of her travels to various parts of the world.  Trying new elements in her artwork is part of Lynn’s journey.  Her newest works include the addition of cold wax to the oil paint, and using a palette knife more than a brush.  For those unfamiliar with the difference between abstract and non-objective painting, this is the time to speak with Lynn and learn more!  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and all of the details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER,  2020    EXHIBITION

 

 

Opening Reception:

 

 

Wednesday, December 2

 

 

5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

 

The Palm Room

 3778 SE Ocean Blvd    Stuart, FL  

 

 

 

Enjoy Refreshments and Meet the artist  

 

 

NORMAL  GALLERY  HOURS:   Wednesday  – Saturday  12 – 6 pm

 

Exhibit available December 2 – 31, 2020

 

 

You can also see Lynn’s work in the Palm Room for the month of March, including the Martin County Open Studio Tour March 6-7, 2021

 

 

 

“Beyond The Gate” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

Lynn Morgan tells The Rickie Report, “I have painted in acrylics, watercolors and then pastels, and have made a large investment in materials in each of those media.  I vowed that I would not start investing in the materials required for another medium.  I still love pastels, but when I paint with pastels, my work always seems to end up looking like “something”.  I have always loved abstract art, and it has been my goal to paint more abstractly.  My pastel work has moved toward more abstraction over the years, but I never really felt like I got there completely.  I finally decided to give in and try oil painting.  With the addition of cold wax to the oil paint, and using a palette knife more than a brush, I have finally achieved the non-objective objective”!

 

 

 

 

She explains, “Many people are not familiar with the difference between abstract and non-objective painting.  Unless the work is photo-realistic, all paintings are abstracted to some degree.  You can still have a subject in an abstract painting.  However, non-objective paintings do not have a readily-recognizable subject.  But I think for most artists, non-objective work is harder than subjective work.  All of the principles of a good painting are still important, and the painting won’t work without them:  Value, shape, line, color, composition, mark-making, focus/edges, etc.  Sometimes these elements are difficult to evaluate when the painting process is completely intuitive.  But to me, it’s more fun that way”!

 

 

 

“Spring” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

For Lynn Morgan, creating art is an integral part of her philosophy of being consciously aware of the world around her. Lynn has been creating art all of her life. Until her retirement from the corporate world, art was one of her hobbies, but it was the only hobby that she never tired of. She knew that when she retired, she would reinvent herself as an artist, and that’s what she did! By attending classes and workshops, she learned techniques that have evolved over the years from realistic renderings to a much more abstract style.   “Before I begin a painting, I already have an idea in my head about my intention”, Lynn explains.  “That idea may be inspired by one of my travel adventures or just an initial idea.  Since color is my primary passion, I will select a color palette based on the intention and  what colors I am in love with that day.  For my abstract oil paintings, I begin with a very loose wash of acrylic paint to cover the canvas”.

 

 

 

For her oil paintings, the process is the completely intuitive application of paint with a brush or more often, paint mixed with cold wax applied with a palette knife, or line work using oil sticks.  For pastels, the emotion of the painting begins with the application of soft pastel colors.  “When I think the painting is complete, I leave it on the easel until the next day, when I will undoubtedly see adjustments or additions that need to be made.  I will study the piece and ask myself a series of questions about design and composition.  Does the work convey the intention I had in mind ?  Does it convey the emotion I felt when I imagined the idea?  Are there any areas that need “something”?  Depending upon my response to these questions, I will then make further adjustments or declare it complete and sign it.  My goal is that my work expresses my quest to consciously understand my spiritual self to participate in creating a personal and collective reality for the world around me”.

 

 

 

 

“Energy” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

Travel is one of Lynn’s passions, starting with her travels to Hawaii, where she attended the University of Hawaii for one semester. Since then she has returned to Hawaii with her daughter and also visited Tahiti, France, England, Switzerland, and several other European countries. In recent years, she bicycled in Slovenia, Austria and Italy, she hiked throughout Patagonia, including a visit to Cape Horn. She has also sailed the Dalmatian Islands in Croatia on a 41-foot sailboat. Many paintings have been inspired by these adventures.

 

Lynn was born in a Detroit suburb, but has spent most of her life living in Florida. She doesn’t paint a lot of Florida scenes because she says, “I see Florida scenery all the time. What inspires me is scenery that I only get to see when I travel.”  Lynn’s early art experiences were orchestrated by her mother, a former student at the Parsons School in New York. As a pre-teen, she was allowed to ride the city bus to downtown Detroit (imagine that!) by herself. She would browse the stationary departments at the big department stores to find drawing paper. As a teen, she began to paint with acrylics.

 

 

 

 

“Written on the Wind” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

Life took the marriage and career path, and those demands became primary. Lynn has a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management. She ultimately became a single mother, so the ability to support her daughter became the driving force in her life, although painting remained a hobby. She tried flying a plane, playing guitar and piano, playing golf, SCUBA diving and sailing, but she always came back to painting.  In later years, Lynn began painting with watercolors and took classes with Garri Katz, Barbara Nechis and Robbie Laird. She also took art classes at Palm Beach State College where one of her instructors introduced her to pastels. She was hooked on the look of the pastel sticks, the feel of the medium in her hand with no brush as a go-between, and the brilliant color that clings to the tooth of the paper.

 

When Lynn first began painting with pastels, she tried portraiture. Although her portraits were well-received, she was drawn to non-objective art, and portraiture is about as far from non-objective art as you can get. She began a period of figurative paintings, studying with Margaret Dyer, and her style evolved into a looser, more abstract one. As her travels increased, Lynn began painting landscapes. She has studied with Miroslav Antic, Terri Ford, Casey Klahn, Aline Ordman, Jen Evenhus and Tony Allain. Her style continues to move toward more abstraction in both landscape and figurative works. Lynn has now added an exciting new collection of abstract oil and cold wax paintings to her portfolio.

 

 

 

 

 

“Cliffhanger” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

Lynn is now a full-time artist. She is a signature member of the National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A), the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Florida Artists Group (FLAG), Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA) and the Martin Artisans Guild. She is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America. She exhibits both locally and nationally and has won awards at several exhibits. Lynn is currently represented by GalleryVibe in Naples, FL, and she teaches pastel classes and workshops at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL.

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or other artwork, please contact Lynn:

Website: LynnMorganGallery.com

Facebook link:  https://www.facebook.com/lynnmorganpaintings

Instagram link:  https://instagram.com/lynnmorganfineart/

 

 

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Martin Artisans Guild Announces Their December Exhibition And Reception At The Palm Room In Harbour Bay Plaza

The Martin Artisans Guild Announces Their December Exhibition And Reception At The Palm Room In Harbour Bay Plaza.  The Opening Reception is Wednesday, December 2, 2020 and includes refreshments, music and a chance to meet the artists. The Featured artists include: Photographer Barry Steven Greff, sculptor Eduardo Gomez Rojas, fiber artist Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez, and painters Lynn Morgan, Robert Moore and Sue Klahne. The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks, and an introduction to the artists. Masks will be available and Phase 2 distancing guidelines will be followed. All artwork is for sale.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER,  2020    EXHIBITION

 

 

Opening Reception:

 

 

Wednesday, December 2

 

 

 

5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

 

The Palm Room

 3778 SE Ocean Blvd    Stuart, FL  

 

 

 

Featuring refreshments, artists, paintings and sculpture! 

 

 

GALLERY HOURS:   Wednesday  – Saturday  12 – 6 pm

 

 

 

 

The December exhibit is supported in part by Women Supporting the Arts and the Arts Council of Martin County.

 

 

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

 

 

 

Barry Steven Greff

 

 “Ascension” from the Series FLOW by Barry Steven Greff©

 

Photographer Barry Steven Greff specializes in ethereal sea, land and cityscape images as well as portraits of animals and jellyfish. He says he is a perfectionist when it comes to creating his prints.

 

 

 

 

Eduardo Gomez Rojas

 

Sculpted Portrait of a Girl by Eduardo Gomez Rojas

 

Jensen Beach sculptor Eduardo Gomez Rojas states, “Individual uniqueness inspires me.” Telling stories with his sculptures, he is guided by a sense of empathy with others as he strives to reach into the souls of his subjects.

 

 

 

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Handmade Wearable art by  Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

 

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez creates fiber art that is about color and combinations of color that change continuously to form spectrums. Her inspiration comes from nature. Jacquelyn’s unique pieces include wearable and decorative art.

 

 

 

Lynn Morgan

 

 


Painting by Lynn Morgan

 

Working in either pastels or oils, Lynn Morgan finds color to be her passion. Using photographs for inspiration, her work is more abstract and expressive than realistic.

 

 

 

Robert Moore

Painting by Robert Moore

 

 

Creative impressionistic pop-art artist Robert Moore presents a wide variety of images inspired by memories and the world around him. His unique and colorful acrylic paintings present views of the familiar with a realistic, portrait-like feel.

 

 

 

Sue Klahne

 

Painting by Sue Klahne

 

 

Sue Klahne enjoys the freedom of creating fluid abstract art with acrylics and other art mediums. Her paintings are largely inspired by the various blue hues of the ocean and the flow and power of the waves.

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, other events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arts Council Of Martin County’s “All Florida” Juried Art Show Celebrates 30 Year Milestone Bringing Fine Artists From Around The State Together. Visit In Person Or Virtually Now Through December 12, 2020

The Arts Council of Martin County’s “All Florida” Juried Art Show turns 30 and is open now through December 12, 2020. While the show started as a local juried art show, over the years it has grown to encompass all Florida artists.  The 2020 version features 54 artists of all media and introduces some new elements to the scheduleJuried by Lisa Rockford, a handful of artists will join a virtual panel to discuss their works on Tuesday, November 17.  Instead of an Opening event, there will be a Closing Reception on Thursday, December 3.  The entire Free exhibit is being offered in a hybrid manner, both virtual and in-person at the Courthouse Cultural Arts Center in Stuart. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the top winners!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Arts Council of Martin County

 P r e s e n t s:

 

30   Annual   All   Florida   Juried   Arts   Show

 

 

 

 

 

Artist Panel Discussion (virtual)

Tuesday,  November 17     6pm

 

Moderated by Maria Miele, the discussion will feature several of the award winning artists from the exhibition talking about their work and inspirations.

 

 

Closing Reception

Thursday, December 3

 5:30-7pm

 

 

Exhibition Dates:

Now through December 12, 2020

Gallery Hours: Tuesday, 10 AM to 6 PM  and Wednesday– Saturday, 10 AM to 4 PM

 

 

The exhibition showcases recent art by Florida artists in all media. Exhibited works span the mediums of watercolor, ceramics, acrylic, oil, photography, clay, encaustic, wood, metal, glass, and serigraph from 54 artists from Tallahassee to Miami.

 

Lisa Rockford served as the juror for the show and we are introducing some new elements to the schedule this year. In addition to the juror lecture, a handful of artists will join a panel to conduct a virtual discussion about their works. Instead of an opening, we decided to do a closing event in December.

 

The All Florida Juried Art Show will also be virtual, please check the website for a link to see it, if you are unable to visit the Court House Cultural Center to see it in the gallery space in person.

1st   P l a c e

 

“Protect Us” by Stephanie Cunningham

 

 

 

Related Events:

Artist Panel Discussion (virtual) | November 17th at 6pm

The Panel Discussion will be moderated by Maria Miele. The discussion will feature several of the award winning artists from the exhibition talking about their work and inspirations.

Closing Reception | December 3rd from 5:30-7pm

An in-person celebration of the exhibition with social distancing guidelines in place, including mask requirements, temperature checks and limits on number of guest in the gallery at any one time. Tables and refreshments will be set up in our outdoor courtyard.

 

 

 

 

2nd   P l a c e

 

“Dancing Crown” by Harris Wiltsher

 

 

 

 

About the Juror: Lisa Rockford

 

Lisa Rockford, founder of Rockford Projects, is an independent curator, artist, and educator. As a passionate avid arts advocate, she has organized multi-disciplinary exhibitions, public lectures, artist workshops, and interactive experiences, all designed to be accessible to a broad audience, spark dialogue, and act as a catalyst for cultural exchange.

Visit https://rockfordprojects.weebly.com/ to learn more.

 

 

 

3rd  P l a c e

 

 

 

 

“(K)not Art V” by Susan Maas

 

 

A w a r d s

 

Honorable Mentions:

 

“La Posada” by Rita Shapiro

“Australia is Burning” by Beatrice McClelland

“Assault on the Scarlet Petticoat” by Carolyn Davis

 

A r t i s t     L i s t

 

 

Laird

Miles Batt 2

Michaelann Bellerjeau

Simon Berson

Rosario Bond

Megan Castellon

Anda Chance, CPSA, CPX

Shelly Cox-Vandermeulen

Liliana Crespi

Stephanie Cunningham

Molly Curry

Carolyn Davis

Diana Rell Dean

Gianna Dibartolomeo

Michelle Drummond

Christian Feneck

Daniel Fiorda

Torenzo Gann

Bonney Goldstein

Daniel Gorostiaga

Jada Grantlin

John Guiseppi

Jay Hatfield

Gail Higginbotham

Robert Hoekstra

Rick Hurst

Luke Jenkins

Colleen Kastner

Vyd Keryx

Alice Laputka

Marilee Lee

Ellen Lindner

Barbara Lyons

Susan Maas

Patricia Maguire

Gail McCarthy

Beatrice McClelland

Rick Myers

Anne Orvieto

Cleveland Page

Chad Periman

Perlie Petrillo

Rhianna Pohlhammer

Diane Powers-Harris

Suzanne Redmond

Linda Reymore

Marcella Rutledge

Claudia Scalise

Rita Shapiro

Norman Silva

Suzanne Spahn

Yelena Sugralinova

Harris Wiltsher

Fredric Witkin

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits and events please visit:

The Arts Council 

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

www.MartinArts.org

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

November Exhibition By Martin Artisans Guild Opens At Palm Room Wednesday, November 4 With 2D And 3D Artworks. Exhibit Runs Nov. 4-28

The Martin Artisans Guild announces their November Exhibition and Reception at the Palm Room in Harbour Bay Plaza!  The Opening Reception is Wednesday, November 4, 2020.  Featured artists include: Diana Rell Dean, Ed Douglas, Skip HartzellRenee KeilSally Pearson, and Curt Whiticar.  The exhibit continues through November 28The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks, and an introduction to some of the artists. Masks will be available and Phase 2 distancing guidelines will be followed. All artwork is for sale.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOVEMBER,  2020    EXHIBITION

 

 

Opening Reception:

 

 

Wednesday, November 4

 

 

 5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

 

 

Featuring refreshments, artists, paintings and sculpture! 

 

 

The exhibit runs November 4 -28

 

 

Gallery Open: Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 6pm

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

DIANA    RELL    DEAN

 

 

 

 

Diana has been an artist all her life, first as a dancer, and now as a pastel artist! She is showing her pastels in the Palm Room and has a studio and gallery at her Riverhouse Workshop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ED   DOUGLAS

 

 

 

 

 

Ed’s maritime creations and rustic landscapes are influenced by  his Floridian youth and his travels. His goal is to “capture your imagination and draw your eyes back time after time.”

 

 

 

 

SKIP  HARTZELL

 

 

 

Skip is inspired by dogs! He tells The Rickie Report, “I am always “ready to see where the work will take me”. His sculpture and paintings are about form, movement, color, and texture.

 

 

 

 

 

RENEE  KEIL

 

 

 

Renee’s art is inspired by her theatrical background. She loves for her artwork to tell a story, to “make a statement about the human condition, the universal connection that move our souls”.

 

 

 

 

 

SALLY  PEARSON

 

 

 

“Ravens” by Sally Pearson

 

 

Sally is a popular watercolor artist and favorite teacher. You can usually find her sharing her extensive knowledge at the Artist’s Nook in Stuart.

 

 

 

CURT   WHITICAR

 

 

 

Curt is a self-taught artist and a Stuart native, painted constantly and made his own frames in between building and designing boats at Whiticar Boat Works. His daughter, LauraKay Darvill, presents her late father’s work in our November exhibition.

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, other events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

 

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

 

The Gilt Complex Shares Call For Artists. 2D Artworks Will Be Enlarged And Displayed For 12 Months

The Gilt Complex in Stuart, Fl has opened a Call for 2D Artists.  The four chosen artworks will be enlarged and displayed in the store window front for 12 months!  This call is open to artists in: Martin County, St. Lucie County, Palm Beach County,  Okeechobee County, and Indian River County.  The deadline is November 30,2020.  The Rickie Report shares the details and peek at previous images.  We can’t wait to see when yours is chosen!

 

 

608 Colorado Avenue    Stuart, FL  34994

772.463.0125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For information and questions please contact:

Katie Gianni

772.463.0125

katie@thegiltcomplex.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

The Gilt Complex

608 Colorado Avenue    Stuart, FL 34994

772-463-0125     www.TheGiltComplex.com

Facebook

Instagram:  @thegiltcomplex

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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“Chances For Art” Raffle Sale Ends October 20 – Buy Your Tickets Now For This FUNdraiser

You can win an original piece of fine art, handcrafted jewelry, or a fused glass class for two with a $20 purchase!  The Martin Artisans Guild is offering a “Chances For Art” Raffle to help artists who have been adversely impacted by the Covid19 pandemic and to help defray the costs of the upcoming 2021 Martin County Open Studio Tour.  You choose which artwork you want to put your raffle ticket on!  Some of the artwork will be on view at: Gilt Complex, Kling Gallery, Palm Room, Red Barn Furniture, and Stuart Art Supply.  The drawing takes place on October 25, 2020.  Purchase tickets in person or via the MAG website.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details and sneak peeks here.  The LAST DAY to BUY tickets is Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

 

 

 

 

PURCHASE TICKETS:

https://mcost.org/chances-for-art

For more information or details contact: MalloBisset@gmail.com

 

 

ALL artwork is ready to hang.   Most artwork includes shipping!

 

 

VIEW  ARTWORKS AT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, other events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

 

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