Digital, Free Hand Painting, Stitched Fiber Arts And Beading Takes Lynn Doyal’s Artistry To New Dimensions In “Joined Together: Spiritual And Artistic Directions” Now Exhibiting At Palm Beach Atlantic University Through August 10, 2022

Artist Lynn Doyal‘s technique of combining various media such as digital photography, painting, fiber hand stitching, and beading is exclusive to her creative process. Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Warren Library Gallery features Lynn’s artistry now through August 10, 2022. While the Library is open to the public, we suggest you contact Lynn to schedule a free tour of the exhibit so you can ask questions of the artist herself ! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This is a perfect art event for all ages to get their own creative juices flowing!

 

 

 

 

 

Palm    Beach    Atlantic    University    – Warren    Library    Gallery

 

 

 

L y n n    D o y a l    in   a   S o l o    E x h i b i t i o n !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibit Dates:

NOW  through August  10, 2022

While the Library is open to the public, we suggest you contact Lynn for a free tour of the exhibit so you can ask questions of the artist herself ! 

Gallery  Hours  are  from  8 am to 6 pm   Daily

Closed Weekends

Call to confirm times 561-803-2425

 

 

 

 

Contact   Lynn   for   a   Free   Tour:

LynnMDoyal@gmail.com

 

 

 

  Warren Library

 

 

Palm Beach Atlantic University

300 Pembroke Place          W. Palm Beach, FL

561-803-2226

“This marriage of image, technique and materials is distinctive and causes people to talk about what they are seeing because there is nothing else like it.”  Lynn Doyal

 

 

 

“Hannah” by Lynn Doyal

 

 

From realistic to representational to abstract, these artworks are a splendid fusion of contemporary design with a reverence for the techniques of the past.  Lynn Doyal’s technique of combining various media such as digital photography, painting, fiber hand stitching, and beading are exclusive to her creative process, resulting in artworks that engage the viewer on multiple levels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Neon Shells” by Lynn Doyal 

 

 

 

 

Due to the intricate number of details in each painting, Lynn’s work is best viewed up close in order to appreciate the fine workmanship. Many of her works are scanned, enlarged and digitalized allowing for a more abstract and dramatic experience. She delights in the different impact the same image can have when size is introduced as an additional element.

 

 

 

 

 

“Enter By The Narrow Gate” by Lynn Doyal 

 

 

Lynn tells The Rickie Report, “All my work is initially created on canvas incorporating a digital image and/or “free-hand” painting.  I go back into the image using hand stitched fiber threads and beading to bring a textural element to the artwork.  This canvas is then photographed in high definition and digitized so that the image can be output on a variety of surfaces including glass, metal, canvas, tile, and vinyl – which allows for SCALE to become an essential element in the visual experience.  The unique way in which the artwork is photographed and digitized yield 2-D images that look 3-D.  Seeing the detailed hand crafting and brush strokes is an experience that most every viewer describes as “Cool!” because it fools the eye.  There is nothing else like it!

 

 

 

 

 

“Dew From Heaven” by Lynn Doyal

 

 

While it is natural to try and visually link the Biblical artwork titles with the image, the artwork titles follow my spiritual direction, whereas my visual imagery is reflective of my artistic direction”. Lynn Doyal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Glorious  Things Are Spoken” by Lynn Doyal 

 

 

 

As an established studio artist, Lynn’s interest to create Public Art began in 2016 when she became a volunteer for Palm Beach County Art in Public Places program.  “Simultaneously, I started an apprenticeship with a professional Public Artist. These opportunities afforded a wealth of information into the public art realm. I have since received several public art commissions and am advancing my career in this industry”.

 

 

 

 

“Hibiscus” by Lynn Doyal 

 

 

 

 

Lynn’s artistry has been seen at galleries and exhibitions in Florida, New York City, and countless places in between.  She is a member of Florida Association of Public Art Professionals (FAPAP), Wellington Art Society, Wellington, FL.  A native Floridian, born in Miami, Lynn resides in Boca Raton.

 

 

For more information contact Lynn Doyal 

Email:           LynnMDoyal@gmail.com

Instagram:  @MixedMediaByLynn

Website:   www.MixedMediaByLynn.com

Phone:         561-251-0806

 

 

 

 

 

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Posh Design Studio Presents “Women, Art And Charity” On Thursday, June 9 To Benefit National Jewish Health Foundation Offering Research And Implementation Of Better Breathing And Health For All

Kimberly Perry, owner of Posh Art Studio invites everyone to “Women, Art and Charity” on Thursday, June 9, 2022.   Co-sponsored by the law office of Shari Cohen PA,  a percentage of sales will benefit the National Jewish Health Foundation (NJHF), the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders.  Attendees of this FREE reception will enjoy bubbly and refreshments in the recently enlarged Posh space. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to RSVP for this free event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delray Marketplace       Suite # 104

9169 West Atlantic Ave.  Delray Beach, FL 33446

561.591.3680

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To benefit the National Jewish Health Foundation (NJHF), the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders.  Sharing new initiatives and breakthroughs for the benefit of all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posh Design Studio

Delray Marketplace       Suite # 104

9169 West Atlantic Ave.  Delray Beach, FL 33446

561.591.3680

Gallery Hours:  

Monday  through Thursday   11 am – 7 pm

Friday and Saturday  11 am – 8 pm

Sunday  Noon – 6 pm

 

http://www.poshdesignstudio.net/

 

For More Information about the services that National Jewish Health Foundation offer:

www.nationaljewish.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Award Winning Jewelry Artist Sandy Ryter Announces Bargain Trunk Show Just In Time For Mother’s Day On Saturday, May 7, 2022 One-Of-A-Kind Designs Are Statement Pieces For Your Wardrobe

Award winning jewelry artist, Sandy Ryter is having an “END of SEASON” bargain trunk show just in time for Mother’s Day on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Sandy uses glass and other mixed media to create her one-of-a-kind designs that will transport anyone’s wardrobe to the next level.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boca Pointe Country Club     Boca Raton, FL.

 

 

Email to get gate access and directions:  SandyRyter@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandy Ryter is a unique jewelry designer who has incorporated her fine arts knowledge from the Massachusetts College of Art with her vast travel and cultural experiences. She likes to call her award- winning jewelry “wearable sculpture”. Sandy’s greatest influence comes from the fashion icon, Iris Apfel who is not afraid to make a spirited statement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most of Sandy’s designs have elements from her bead collection acquired from many countries such as The Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, China and Thailand. She enjoys travel and volunteering her time for a local art organization. She is Vice President at Large for “Women In The Visual Arts” (WITVA). Sandy is a Resident Artist of the American Cruise Lines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Her work has been shown and/or sold in a variety of South Florida Galleries including: the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery in Boca Raton, the former Artists Guild in Boca Raton, the Cornell Museum of Art in Delray Beach, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the Armory Gallery in West Palm Beach, The Lighthouse Gallery in Tequesta, the former Seldom Seen Gallery in Ft. Lauderdale, the former Linda White Gallery in Boca Raton, and the Artists Alley in Delray Beach. Her work is also in the private collection of the art dealer Sandra Neustadter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Sandy has won numerous jewelry artist awards (see Awards section on website www.RyterDesignStudio.com).  

 

 

For more information:

 SandyRyter@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Announces Reception With Art Scholarship Recipients On May 11th And Kicks Off A New Virtual Fine Art Show & Sale “Spring Bling”

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) features 2022 Art Scholarshirecipients, Sofia Vega and Ashley Forkey at its Wednesday, May 11 meeting, held at the Wellington Community Center. The public is invited to this free event. Please note that CDC guidelines will be observed. WAS invites you to a new virtual juried exhibit, “SPRING BLING” available now through June 30, 2022. Over 70 artworks by 17 artists are featured. View artwork in several ways, including moving yourself around the exhibit using the arrows that appear on screen or by using the cursor. A guided tour is also available as an optionProceeds from sales support WAS Scholarship FundWAS has awarded over $120,000 in scholarships to some of the brightest and most creative students within our community. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  May 11, 2022

 

5:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

FEATURING:  

Art Scholarship Recipients:

ASHLEY   FORKEY

SOFIA   VEGA

 

 

 

 

For more information: Laura Jaffe, presidentofwas@gmail.com

 

 

Artwork by Sofia Vega

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is thrilled to present Art Scholarships to two deserving young artists at their May 11, 2022 meeting. The meeting and presentation will take place at the Wellington Community Center, 12150 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington. They will open with a meet and greet at 5:30 pm, followed by the member spotlight and a brief meeting. The meeting will conclude with the presentation of scholarships to two very talented high school seniors. The public is invited to attend. COVID-19 protocols will be observed. For more information contact: Laura Jaffe, presidentofwas@gmail.com. 

 

 

 

The students who will be receiving scholarships this year are Ashley Forkey of Saint Andrew’s School and Sofia Vega of Boca Raton Community High School. The scholarships will be presented by WAS Scholarship Chair, Liza Karsai. Each student will have the opportunity to share about their work and plans for the future. The Wellington Art Society (WAS) has been supporting the advancement of the arts in the Palm Beach County community since 1981 with the intent to encourage young artists to pursue careers in the fine arts, provide programming that expands art in public places, and make art accessible within the community daily. 

 

 

 

Artwork by Ashley Forkey

 

 

The WAS Scholarship Program was established in 2001 to provide scholarships to talented young artists for art related College and University expenses and tuition costs.  Over the past twenty-one years, WAS has awarded over $120,000 in scholarships to some of the brightest and most creative students within our community. Past recipients of the WAS Scholarship have gone on to become educators, illustrators, authors, curators, artistic directors, professional artists and art advocates.

 

 

 

Wellington   Art   Society   Announces 

Virtual   Juried  Art   Show “SPRING  BLING” 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Wellington Art Society

 

 

70   original   artworks   by   17   artists! 

Visit www.WellingtonArtSociety.org  

 

See ART- LOVE ART -Buy ART!  

 

 

 

Available now through June 30, 2022  

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is pleased to announce a virtual art show called “SPRING BLING”. This exhibit features 17 artists and 70 original works of art by WAS members, including photography, digital art, mixed media on hand-made paper, sculpture, and an array of paintings using various mediums.  All artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs.

 

 

 

 

Click and select Start Guided Tour for your own private tour and be inspired by the creativity and beauty of the artwork and artists insights.

There is an EXHIBITION CATALOG view of the show as well.  

 

Visit www.WellingtonArtSociety.org  

 

  

Featured     Artists:

                                

HV Albrecht

Neil Byrden  

Kitty Burri  

David Ciofalo  

Sandra Encaoua  

Del Foxton

Marcia Greene  

Jean Howard  

Laura Jaffe  

Erica Kyle  

Lou Ann LaBohn  

Rachael Laub 

Charles Moses  

Susan Oakes  

Leslie Pfeiffer  

Janine Sabinsky  

Barry Stefan

 

wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 41st year.  It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. For further information about the Wellington Art Society, please visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org or email presidentofwas@gmail.com.

 

 

 

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Public Artist, Muse Award Winner, Author, Educator & Art Decor Preservationist Sharon Koskoff Kicks Off 7 Week Event “Trilogy: Art, Architecture & Community” At HATCH 1121 Art Gallery In Lake Worth Beach

Public Artist, Author, Educator, & Art Deco Preservationist & Muse Award Winner, Sharon Koskoff kicks off a 7-week event featuring paintings, photographs, book signings, a walking tour, an art workshop, and lectures in Lake Worth Beach at HATCH 1121 Art Gallery” TRILOGY: Art, Architecture & Community” opens Thursday, April 28 with guided tours and celebrates the 35th Anniversary of the Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches! This Sharon Koskoff Retrospective features: Alone Together: A Corona Crisis Collage! Sharon Koskoff / Mixed Media Mural Collage / 5-feet High by 30-feet Wide / 113 PBC Artist Submissions. The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, April 29.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This exhibit continues through June 13th, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LULA Lake Worth Arts

HATCH 1121 Art Gallery

1121 Lucerne Avenue   Lake Worth Beach, FL 33460

www.ArtDecoPB.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Art Deco Day

Thursday, April 28th

Opens 1– 4 pm

 

Guided Tours:    2:00 pm  &  3:00  pm

 

 

 

O P E N I N G      R E C E P T I O N:

Friday, April 29, 2022

 6 – 8 pm

 

 

 Exhibit continues through June 13, 2022

 

 

 

 

TRILOGY begins on Thursday afternoon from 1 – 4 pm in honor of World Art Deco Day, celebrated globally to mark the first day of the 1925 Decorative Arts Exposition held in Paris, from which the name Art Deco originates. Lake Worth Beach Mayor Betty Resch has recognized and proclaimed April 28th as World Art Deco Day!

The Opening Reception for TRILOGY is Friday Evening, April 29th, 2022 at the Hatch, 1121 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth Beach and is free and open to the public.  

Sharon Koskoff will be at the Hatch 1121 Arts Center on Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 1-4 pm with Saturday’s Lectures beginning at 2 pm.

 

 

 

 

Explore Art in Public Places, Art Deco in PBC, International Art Deco Structures, Murals, Historic Preservation, Community Revitalization and Restoration through Arts & Culture!

 

 

A  7-week Festival….

 

 

Featuring the Premiere Live Showing of the ALONE TOGETHER: A Corona Crisis Collage the Socially Distant Mural Installation with 164 submissions by 113 PBC artists!

Art in the Alley Community Mural to Save Old School Square Books Signings

Collages of Art in Public Places Media

Decorative Paintings

Family Fun Day for during Kids on Memorial Day Weekend

Landmarks in Lake Worth Art Deco Walking Tour

Free Weekly Lectures

A Selfie with a Mummy

Door Panels

Pastel Paintings

Photography Exhibition of Art Deco Architecture 

Recycled Mixed Media Assemblages  

Sculptures

 

And more!

 

For more info… Visit www.ArtDecoPB.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Zero Empty Spaces At Legacy Place In Palm Beach Gardens Fundraises For Ukrainian Aid Effort With Special Reception Saturday, April 23

Zero Empty Spaces in Legacy Place, Palm Beach Gardens, FL invites the public to a special fundraiser for Ukraine Aid with twelve local artists. Featured artists Lupe Lawrence and Andrew Holliman and their colleagues will greet visitors at the Free Public Reception on Saturday, April 23, 2022.  A portion of proceeds from the art sales will be donated to Razom Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief Fund. The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks. This  event continues through May 6, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

Original Artwork by Cassandra Nordenbrock

 

 

 

 

Zero Empty Spaces Legacy Place

11300 Legacy Place Suite 140      Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, April 23, 2022

6 – 8   PM

 

 

 

Original Painting by Andrew Holliman

 

 

 

Zero Empty Spaces in Legacy Place, Palm Beach Gardens, FL invites the public to a special fundraiser for Ukraine Aid with twelve local artists. Featured artists Lupe Lawrence and Andrew Holliman and their colleagues will greet visitors at the Free Public Reception on Saturday, April 23, 2022.  A portion of proceeds from the art sales will be donated to *Razom Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief Fund.

 

 

 

 

Original Artwork by Lupe Lawrence

 

 

 

*Razom, which means “together” in Ukrainian, believes deeply in the enormous potential of dedicated volunteers around the world united by a single goal: to unlock the potential of Ukraine. Razom works towards that mission by creating spaces where people meet, partner and do.

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Please visit : ZeroEmptySpaces.com

Email:  vangiessen@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

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John Bowen’s Watercolors Are Featured In Palm Beach Gardens. Enjoy Free Demo On Sunday, April 24 At GreenMarket. Win A Giclee. Free Reception Follows At City Hall Lobby Gallery.

Watercolorist, John Bowen, is the Featured Artist of GardensArt, a City Of Palm Beach Gardens art in public places program.  “The Art Of Being There” offers a vast array of John’s award winning originals, notecards, canvas prints, and books for sale.  John will give a live painting demo at the Gardens GreenMarket on Sunday, April 24 in the morning.  A free raffle for a giclee print will be offered. The winner will be announced at the Art Reception following the Demo, which will be held in the City Hall Lobby.  Light refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome to attend.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Don’t miss this opportunity to meet John in person. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Exhibit At City Hall Lobby

10500 N. Military Trail  Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Hours are Monday-Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

Exhibit runs March 14- May 12, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

“Antique Racer” by John Bowen

 

 

John Bowen was born in New York City and spent the next nineteen years there and in North Jersey. He stated painting with watercolors in his senior year of High School, before enlisting in the United States Air Force in 1961. He was an illustrator in the Air Force for eight years, including a one-year tour in South Vietnam, graphically documenting Airlift Operations in 1968. He self-published an illustrated memoir in 2013. The book, “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days “, was awarded a silver medal by the Florida Authors and Publishers Association in 2014. In 1969, Bowen left the Service, moved to South Florida, and went to work in the Advertising Art Department of the Miami Herald.

 

 

 

 

“Eleven Months and Nineteen Days” by John Bowen

 

 

 

John spent the next 40 years working in the newspaper advertising business before retiring. Throughout all those years, Bowen was creating paintings in watercolor for his own pleasure. Bowen now paints full time and is a Signature Member of the Florida Watercolor and Gold Coast Watercolor Societies and an Associate Member of the American Society of Marine Artists.  

 

 

Since 2011, John has been the Artist In Residence at Vizcaya House and Gardens in Miami, FL.  His artwork has been exbhited locally and nationally, garnering numerous awards for his paintings. John often posts his newest works of art on his Facebook page.  John will be exhibiting the First National Bank of South Florida in South Miami from May 2 – 31, 2022.  The bank is located at 5750 Sunset Drive  South Miami, FL.

 

 

 

 

 

“Carolina Wren” by John Bowen

 

 

John tells The Rickie Report, “Realistic expressionism is how I describe my work. Capturing a mode, striving to tell a story, intrigued by history, landscapes and themes, these are the inspirations that create my art.  I emphasize the play of light and shadow as seen in nature and describe textures of time in historic places. Each painting is carefully planned from exploration through execution. Plein air painting, sketching, photography, using whatever means possible to achieve my vision.  I combine both opaque and transparent watercolors on heavy (300 lb) archival paper.  I work patiently as I create the final piece which expresses the beauty that inspired me.”

 

 

 

 

“High and Dry” by John Bowen

 

 

 

Founded in 1989, GardensArt is a unique program that exhibits the work of locally and nationally recognized professional artists and photographers. It was established to increase the opportunities for cultural exchange between artists and the community.

 

 

“Three Sisters” by John Bowen

 

 

 

For more information about John Bowen’s Demo, free raffle drawing, or exhibit:

Call (561) 630-1116

Email astepper@pbgfl.com,

Visit www.pbgrec.com/gardensart

 

 

 

 

For more information about John Bowen’s artwork, exhibits and book, please visit:

 

 

Call (954) 257-1663

Email jbowenartist@aol.com

www.johnbowenwatercolorist.com

Facebook

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Features Stained Glass Demo by Marcia Greene Wednesday April 13 And Two Art Exhibits With An Opening Reception On April 26. Public Is Invited To Free Events

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) features a presentation on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 by stained glass artist Marcia Greene. Marcia is part of a therapeutic treatment team that encourages and guides clients to use various artistic mediums to create their own works of art to work through their issues. On Tuesday, April 26 you are invited to a free Opening Reception for “Dazzle” ( at Wellington City Hall) and “Love 4 Art” (at the Wellington Community Center). Two venues – one great night- including a Demo by Heather Bergstrom and art sale!  Proceeds help fund WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs. WAS knows how to express itself!  Are you a member yet? The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  April 13 , 2022

 

 

5:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

FEATURING:  

MARCIA   GREENE

 

Stained glass by Marcia Greene

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

For more information contact: Laura Jaffe, presidentofwas@gmail.com

 

 

Social  distancing  will  be  observed  and  masks  are  required

 

Stained glass artist Marcia Greene is originally from New York City. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in fine arts with an emphasis on sculpture and jewelry design from SUNY Albany, NY in 1971. When Marcia began working with glass in 1978, she found it to be the ideal medium for her, as it incorporated the three-dimensional aspect of sculpture with the detail and glitter of jewelry making, and she has made it the focus of her art ever since. Besides utilizing thousands of types of glass, Marcia enhances many pieces with metal accents and embellishments and other media such as geodes, crystals, stones, and shells. Marcia says, for her, “design inspiration is everywhere: nature, real life, photos, [my own] imagination,” and her style can run the gamut from Victorian to modern abstract, making each work a different and fascinating experience. 

 

 

 

 

 

Stained glass by Marcia Greene

 

 

 

In addition to being an artist, Marcia is a Registered Nurse Board Certified in Psychiatry and Mental Health and currently works in a local Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Facility. Marcia is part of a therapeutic treatment team that encourages and guides the clients with substance abuse and mental health issues to use various artistic mediums to create their own works of art to work through their issues. She believes that art and the act of creating has a healing effect on people and is grateful to be able to use her knowledge and talents to help others.

 

 

To learn more about Marcia Greene and her stained-glass work:

 artynurse@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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Opening     Reception:

Two     Spring     Exhibitions

 

 

 

Tuesday , April 26, 2022

5:00  –  7:00 pm

 

“Dazzle”  – Wellington  City  Hall

“Love  4  Art”  – Wellington  Community  Center

 

 

 

Two    venues    –    ONE    great   night!

 

 

Meet the artists and vote for your favorite artwork. There will be door prizes and refreshments to enjoy. See a live demo by acrylic artist, Heather Bergstrom. Boutique items by WAS members will be available for purchase during the reception. All artwork hanging in the exhibitions is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs.

 

Both art exhibits will be open daily to the public throughout the spring season. “Love 4 Art” runs NOW – May 17 at the Wellington Community Center. “Dazzle” runs from NOW – July 19 at Wellington City Hall. For more information about the exhibitions, please visit the Wellington Art Society’s website at www.wellingtonartsociety.org.

To arrange the purchase of artwork hanging in the exhibitions, please email presidentofwas@gmail.com.

 

MEET    THE    ARTISTS:

 

Hartley Barnes

Betty Brodie

Neil Byrden

Laura Jaffe

Susan Mosely

Susan Oakes

Leslie Pfeiffer

Cindi Taylor

Elaine Weber

Linda Zolet

 

 

 

MEET    THE    ARTISTS:

 

 

Hartley Barnes ⋅ Audrey Freedman ⋅ Charles Moses ⋅

Cindi Taylor ⋅ Heather Bergstrom ⋅ Stan Greenfield ⋅

Susan Oakes ⋅ Elaine Weber ⋅ Betty Brodie ⋅ Laura Jaffe ⋅

Leslie Pfeiffer ⋅ Jean Williard ⋅ Neil Byrden ⋅ Erica Kyle ⋅

Janine Sabinsky ⋅ Tammy Wolfson ⋅ David Ciofalo ⋅

Susan Mosely ⋅ Barry Stefan ⋅ Linda Zolet

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 40th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information about the Wellington Art Society, please visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org or email presidentofwas@gmail.com. 

 

 

 

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Maria Miele’s Artistry Is Featured At The Palm Beach Art, Antique & Design Showroom For Month Of April And At Palm Room May 4 Through End Of June

Maria Miele is a visual artist, painter, photographer, and design consultant, so what better place to find her artwork this month than at the Palm Beach Art, Antique & Design Showroom in Lake Worth! The monthly Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, April 7 and is open to the public at no charge. Make an Appointment with Maria  NOW through April 30, 2022.  Maria’s art is constantly evolving which is evident in the variety of subject matter and painting styles throughout the years. She will be at the Martin Artisan Guild’s Palm Room Gallery & Boutique in Stuart from Wednesday, May 4 through the end of JuneThe Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and more details about commissions and her new ethereal series.

 

 

 

 

 

500 N. Dixie Hwy   Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-229-0046

www.palmbeachdesignshowroom.com

 

 

Opening  Reception:

  Thursday, April 7, 2022

 

 

 

 4  –  7   pm

 

 

Now   through   April 30, 2022

 

 

 

“Key West Rooster” by Maria Miele

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique

 

 

Opening  Reception:

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

5:30  –  7:30 pm

 

 

 

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm

This exhibit is available May 4  – June 30, 2022

3746 SE Ocean Blvd.       Stuart, FL

 

Gallery is located at 3746 SE Ocean Blvd, Sewall’s Point in Harbour Bay Plaza, (east end of the Plaza, near Stringers Tavern & Oyster Bar)

 

 

 

 

~~~  Make     An     Appointment     With     Maria  ~~~

 

Phone:  772.486.4229  or  mgmoriginalsfineart@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spending time with eclectic artist Maria Miele feels like a true moment of refreshment! Maria tells The Rickie Report, “My Paintings capture and interpret natural environments in an expression of color and minimal composition. My work is constantly evolving which is evident in the variety of subject matter and painting styles throughout the years. My subjects are often inspired by life, pop culture, bold composition and interpretive abstracts. What stays consistent is my passion for color and bold, minimal composition as evidenced in my photography”.

 

 

 

“S E L F I E S”     COMMISSIONS  ACCEPTED

 

 

 

“Selfies” by Maria Miele capture the essence of each person she paints

 

 

 

 

Maria has chosen NOT to put herself in an artistic “box”, being typecast for a certain style or medium. The result is that one can see her creativity as it flows through her veins.  A rooster with a contemporary sparkle easily lives next to a serene and reflective piece on her easel.

 

 

 

“FINE       ART     ORIGINALS”

 

 

 

Maria works closely with interior designers, decorators, and home owners to bring each space to life.

 

 

 

 

“Date Night Revisited” by Maria Miele

 

“Seeing Maria’s art in person is refreshing, breathtaking, and exciting all in one glance!”, shares a visitor to her studio.

 

 

Maria’s joie de vivre comes through in all of her creations. Each element in Maria’s journey has strengthened her to be the best “Maria” she can be!  While Maria doesn’t step away from the reality of the world, staying focused on the present is important to her…and that is what her artwork does for each viewer.

 

 

“Studio Reflections” by Maria Miele

 

 

 

 

Maria taught studio art and photography to students from elementary age through college and is an adjunct professor at Indian River State College. While Maria may have retired from teaching, she never retired from creating her own artwork. As she says with great enthusiasm, “I’m finally getting back to what I am meant to be doing!’

 

 

 

 

“Surrender to the Night” by Maria Miele

 

 

 

Photography has always been a vehicle for inspiration and experimentation and is the usual resource for her paintings. She says, “Being able to capture a place, or moment in time and transfer that to a 2-Dimensional surface is what I am called to do artistically. I often think of Picasso as my muse and motivator, not for his styles or even specific works but for the work ethic, the commitment to his art and the importance of making it authentic to what drives me to create a painting or capture an image”.  Maria offers photography bookings, family shoots, senior photos, and vacation travel shoots.

 

 

 

 

 

“Islamoralda” by Maria Miele

 

Always active in her community, Maria just added another exciting volunteer project to her resume, as she designs and paints a “Giving Tree” mural for the Children’s Advocacy Council in Port St. Lucie. This agency covers four counties, offering children’s advocacy.  The Ribbon Cutting takes place on April 30. Maria tells us that one of her most impactful experiences was teaching art to students in needy areas where creativity was undernourished.

 

 

Maria is an active member of  Martin Artisans Guild, Martin Arts, Gallery Committee for Courthouse Cultural Center, and St. Lucie Cultural Alliance. She has exhibited in international art shows including SPECTRUM Miami and is associated with Redwood Media Group. Maria has won several awards at the AE Backus Museum, Martin Arts venues.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

For more about Maria’s artwork, commissions, or photo shoots:

 

Maria G. Miele

https://www.mgmoriginals.com/

instagram: @mgmoriginals_fine_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

 

Noelle McCarthy’s Endless Curiosity With Nature Can Be Seen At New Solo Exhibit At Eissey Campus Theatre Lobby Gallery In Palm Beach Gardens

Noelle McCarthy‘s “A Tribute to Nature” a Solo Art Exhibit brings the viewer up close with some stunning images. The Eissey Campus Theatre Lobby Gallery  exhibit opens April 2 and runs through May 1, 2022.  From her colorations to her innate understanding of her subjects, this Free Exhibit is not to be missed!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noelle McCarthy, based in Delray Beach, FL. was born and raised in Clifden, Ireland, a small rural town on Ireland’s remote and rugged west coast known as “The Wild Atlantic Way”.  As a child she was surrounded by nature, many pets, seaside trips, mushroom picking in the fields with her Dad, and Sunday drives in the countryside with her Mom.  “I was captivated by art and any type of creativity at school, although art classes were few and far between.  In my teens, I was immersed in the horse culture going to shows and enjoying rides in the woods and open fields in Graiguenamanagh.  I later moved to Dublin to work as a Secretary and attend the College of Marketing and Design at night.  Wanderlust struck and then I just had to travel and did so for years, starting by working in Paris, London, Asia, Thailand and Australia and eventually ended up settling in the US”.

 

 

 

 

 

“Cactus Sunburst” by Noelle McCarthy

 

 

 

Her interest in art blossomed during classes with Talin Lyman.  With a curiosity and deep connection with nature, her mission is to bring awareness to the need to protect and preserve wildlife and their habitats. Noelle’s first commission was to paint 100 Hibiscus Blooms for the remodel of The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, FL. A regular in Juried Group Art Exhibits, this is Noelle’s first Solo Exhibition – “A Tribute to Nature”.

 

 

 

 

Noelle tells The Rickie Report, ” With each painting there is always something that catches my eye, whether it is a pose or stance, striking color, or composition. My paintings are very personal and related to a meaningful worthy cause. The emotion can be empathy towards an animal and my desire to help, or it can be just a peaceful scene that I don’t want to leave behind.  As I explore the natural world I anticipate what my next creation will be.   Each painting is like an extension of me and there’s no better honor than for others to see or feel what I am trying to convey while appreciating nature’s beauty.  I want viewers to be touched by an inner connection that translates to their own lives.”

 

 

 

“Flamingo Stand Tall” by Noelle McCarthy

 

 

 

Working and traveling throughout Europe, Asia and Australia provided her with influences of diverse landscapes. Noelle loves the adventure of exploring and trips to the Everglades, Wildlife Refuges and Sanctuaries provide endless inspiration. She paints en plein air on Everglades Day annually at Arthur R. Marshall National Wildlife Refuge and takes part in Endangered Exhibitions supporting wildlife organizations.  She shares, “I participate annually in the Center for Great Apes Endangered Art Contest, to promote and support their efforts to save animals”.

 

 

 

Painting in acrylic works well for her as it allows Noelle to paint boldly and vibrantly (and she likes that it dries quickly, so that colors can be layered with less wait time and with more control of the texture and consistency). Noelle’s painting compositions vary from up close and personal, to wide open landscapes leading you in. She is drawn to color, flow and movement and her style is Interpretative Realism sharing highly detailed subjects, but her work remains Expressive.  Attending an Artist Residency at Desert Mountain Retreat in New Mexico provided peace, solitude and much inspiration while experiencing the landscape of Georgia O’Keefe who she admires, along with South African wildlife artist, James Stroud.

 

 

 

“New Year’s Sunrise” by Noelle McCarthy

 

 

Noelle was featured in New Times “10 Best Visual Artists in Palm Beach County” and most recently featured in “Art Adventures of the Palm Beaches ‐ The Art of Making Place” TV show and currently LIVE “Creativity Takes Flight” show on PBC TV Channel 20. She is a member of  Artists of Palm Beach County, Plein Air Palm Beach Meet Ups, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, and Friends of Arthur R. Marshall National Wildlife Refuge.

 

 

 

“Home Sweet Osprey” by Noelle McCarthy

 

 

 

Noelle’s artwork can be seen at the The FLOW Exhibition at Palm Beach International Airport Art Gallery through June 13, 2022 – celebrating the beauty, mystery, joy and life-sustaining benefits there are to experience throughout Palm Beach County’s diverse aquatic ecosystems. She is also in the Member’s Exhibit, Artists of Palm Beach County at Artworks, Northwood, now through April 11, 2022.

 

 

Awards:

 

  • 2019 at Arthur R. Marshall National Wildlife Refuge Annual “Loxahatchee Visions” Art Contest (Judge’s Honorable Mention for “New Year’s Sunset”).
  • 2019 at Artists of Palm Beach County “Members Exhibit” (Judge’s Honorable Mention for “Great Falls Reflections” and Featured Artist in  “Members Choice” Exhibit – for “Elephants in the Wild” & “Malayan Tiger”)
  • 2020 during the pandemic, “Home Away from Home” and “Chicklet” created during quarantine were incorporated into “Alone Together” a Corona Crisis Collage Exhibit by Artist Sharon Koskoff, a 164 piece collage mural at The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.  Prints were sold to support the Council’s Artist Relief Fund. The collage can be seen “In Person” for the first time at Hatch 1121, LULA Art Gallery April 29 – June 13, 2022.
  • 2020 “Koala Care” in the Endangered Online Exhibition (Highly Commended Gallery).

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or to see Noelle’s other artworks:

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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