Third Thursday, February 21, At Lighthouse ArtCenter Features Lecture By J. Marshall Adams And Focuses On The Life And Achievements Of A.E.Backus

The Lighthouse ArtCenter announces plans for an informative talk about the artist A.E.”Bean” Backus by J.Marshall Adams, the Executive Director of the A.E.Backus Museum & Gallery. The public is welcome to hear the lecture during the monthly 3rd Thursday reception on February 21.  Mr. Backus has a fascinating place in the history of Florida art, as the preeminent landscape painter and the teacher of Alfred Hair, one of the original Florida Highwaymen, a group of mostly self-taught artists who painted Florida landscapes starting in the 1940’s. Don’t miss the Exhibit, “Building Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim” available now through March 2.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 First Saturday of the month no charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Announces:

3rd Thursday

Thursday, February 21

 

Featuring:

J. Marshall Adams, Executive Director

 A.E. Backus Museum  & Gallery

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Wine and Hors d’oeuvres Reception

Free for Lighthouse ArtCenter members and $10 for non-members

 

 

 

 

A.E. “Bean” Backus painting en plein air, back country, St. Lucie County (late 1940s)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Marshall will present “Part Cracker, Part Monet: A.E. Backus.” As Florida’s preeminent landscape painter, A.E. “Bean” Backus (1906-1990), brought a natural eye and self-trained mastery to present the idyllic, rugged beauty of the glades, beaches, rivers, savannas, and back country of his home state with a singular devotion and unique sense of place. Mr. Marshall invites you to discover the compelling story of this artist’s creative practice and his altruistic spirit that continues to inspire today.

 

 

 

A.E. Backus (American, 1906-1990). Spanish Bayonets on the Indian River, c. 1960. Oil on canvas, 23 x 35 inches. Collection of the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery, 2008.B.2.OC.2.

 

 

With a career spanning more than 70 years, Backus was the first Florida-born artist to build his professional renown by painting the landscape and scenes from daily life of his native state. He was fortunate to have known great success during his lifetime, with paintings hanging in the businesses and the private collections of many of Florida’s most prominent citizens. A renowned humanitarian who abhorred the racist attitudes and segregation that engulfed the region, Backus taught and mentored the group of entrepreneurial African American artists who became known as the Florida Highwaymen. Their inspiring story is part of the A.E. Backus legacy.

 

 

 

A.E. Backus (American, 1906-1990). Morning Light – Everglades, c. 1970. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches. Collection of the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery, 2009.B.1.OC.1.

 

 

 

J. Marshall Adams is the Executive Director of the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce, Florida. Adams brings more than 20 years of museum experience to his role, and has been recognized statewide and nationally for his work. He was previously the Director of Education at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, the Director of Education & Exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, and the Head of School Programs at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. He has a Master’s in Museum Education from Bank Street College of Education in New York, and a Bachelor’s in Studio Art from Tulane University in New Orleans. The Backus Museum is a vital part of the cultural life of its community, and is well-regarded beyond for championing the history and legacy of A.E. Backus as one of the region’s most renowned artists, and as a humanitarian who felt that art was for everyone.

 

 

 

If your interest is piqued about the Highwaymen artists, the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery presents the new exhibition Artists of Color: Place, Race, and Vision of the Florida Highwaymen, featuring 50 works by original Highwaymen Harold Newton, Alfred Hair, Roy McLendon, Sam Newton, Willie Daniels, Mary Ann Carroll, Livingston Roberts, and Johnny Daniels. The exhibition demonstrates in powerful images how the Highwaymen’s search for economic independence, creative freedom, and a distinctive vision blended together in a way that transformed how we see the landscapes before us. The exhibition features works from private collections, many never exhibited before, and is curated by Roger Lightle. Artists of Color: Place, Race, and Vision of the Florida Highwaymen is on view through March 3, 2019.

 

 

 

About the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery

With a recently added, multi-million dollar expansion, the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery houses the nation’s largest public presentation of artwork by Florida’s preeminent painter, A.E. “Bean” Backus (1906-1990), and is home to the state’s only permanent multimedia exhibition on the Florida Highwaymen. In addition to preserving and perpetuating the artistic and humanitarian legacy of Backus, the Museum organizes and hosts changing exhibitions from artists of national and international acclaim. It was voted “Best Museum 2018” in Indian River Magazine’s annual “Best of the Treasure Coast,” where it was described as “a fabulous place to visit.” The 58th Season of exhibitions, programs, and events continues through June.

 

 

 

 

For further information about this event, classes, exhibits, or tours:

Please call (561) 746-3101 or go to www.LighthouseArts.org

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 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 am – 4 pm

Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

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Shop At Whitespace Collection In Two Venues: Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show And Art Wynwood

Elayne Mordes will be bringing Whitespace’s unique boutique of body sculpture and wearable art to two events: Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show (February 13 – 19) and Art Wynwood (February 14 – 18).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

or email: whitespace@mordes.net

 

 

 

 

 

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Why Painting And Art Make Great Life Companions For Caryl Pomales, And How You Can Learn New Techniques At Two Upcoming Workshops

Caryl Pomales has treasured her companionship with art since her childhood.  Her love of creating vibrant and colorful pieces has remained with her, no matter how diverse her career path took her.  Reconnecting with an old friend brings you back to a special reference point. If you have diverged and want to get back to your creative self, we can’t think of a better way, than to take a class with Caryl.  Her next two day workshops are “PAWS” Painting Animals With Spirit! February 14-15 and “Palette Knife Painting: Bold, Bright, Beautiful” March 14-15 both at the New Studio for the Visual Arts.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos of Caryl’s new paintings.  Be sure to check out her website, as Caryl offers original art, throw pillows, tote bags, notebooks, postcards, and mugs with her images!

 

Caryl   Pomales   Fine   Art

 

 

Fine artist, Caryl Pomales

 

New Workshop:

PAWS: Painting Animals With Spirit!

 – 4 pm

 

The New Studio of the Visual Arts     

1615 S Cypress Dr    

Jupiter, FL 33469

Sign Up via https://www.thenewstudiova.net/caryl-pomales-workshop-feb  or call 561-295-5712

PALETTE KNIFE WORKSHOP

March 14-15

9:30 am – 4 pm
Location: The New Studio of the Visual Arts
Phone Number: 561-295-5712
Address: 1615 S Cypress Dr, Jupiter, FL 33469
Sign Up via https://www.thenewstudiova.net/caryl-pomales-workshop-march or call 561-295-5712

Painting as Life’s Great Companion

 

“Painting is a companion with whom one may hope to walk a great part of life’s journey.” -Winston Churchill

 

Caryl Pomales tells The Rickie Report, “Art has been a treasured companion in my life since early childhood, when I discovered my love for creating vibrant and colorful pieces on any paper or canvas I could get my hands on. Painting has stuck by my side as a close friend during my diversified career paths, in which I explored different fields but couldn’t devote all my time and energy to my true passion. Finally, art has been a long-time friend I’ve been able to reconnect with, greeting me with open arms and welcoming me back, as I’ve made it my career”.

 

 

“Rose” by Caryl Pomales

 

 

“I personally love thinking of painting as a companion in life. This has felt remarkably applicable in my journey, as it has been a comfort, a joy, and a judgment-free pleasure that I’ve been able to return to time and time again every step of the way. Like a trusted and true companion, my relationship with painting has evolved as my life experience has grown and expanded. Our “conversation topics” and “dialogues” have broadened as I’ve explored more of the world and broadened my horizons. As I have gone on journeys across the globe, I am constantly thinking of my tried-and-true companion. I collect images with this in mind, snapping pictures that inspire me, keeping an eye out for potential subjects, and noticing and appreciating the colors, shapes, people, and animals that surround me. No matter where in the world I have been, I always return home ready to paint”.

 

“Picasso’s Virtue of Curiosity” by Caryl Pomales

 

A true passion sticks with you loyally, and is not easy to shake. My personal story serves as evidence of that. Despite my diversified careers, each fulfilling and successful in its own way, I have always found my way back to painting as my companion and true passion. This love, present from my days on the playground, sketching animals in colorful crayons and markers, never dwindled across the years, and has been present throughout a huge portion of my life’s journey.

 

Untitled by Caryl Pomales

 

 

 

Winston Churchill profoundly noted how painting can accompany you throughout your journey, and I have found this to be an absolute truth in my life. I hope that, whatever your passion may be, you’re able to bring it along with you on your path!

 

 

“Cheerful Blush” by Caryl Pomales

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more inspirational quotes, blog posts, and more, make sure you’re subscribed to my Artsy Tips and Inspiration! www.carylfineart.com/artsy-tips-inspiration

 

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Cynthia Zmetronak’s Inner ‘Mud-Pie-Girl’ Delights With Functional And Whimsical Pottery. Free Reception At Artisans On The Ave February 15

Cynthia Zmetronak nurtures her inner ‘mud pie girl’ by creating functional yet whimsical canine and feline pottery pieces.  The public is invited to see her newest work and meet Cynthia at Artisans On The Ave on Friday, February 15.  Enjoy the free reception and see why Cynthia’s creations match her passion!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

Inner  Mud  Pie  Girl

Delights  Us  With

Her  Fun-Loving  Pottery

 

ARTISANS   ON   THE   AVE

  PRESENTS:

CYNTHIA    ZMETRONAK

Free, Public Opening Reception:

Friday, February 15 

 

6  –  9   pm

 

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162      561-582-3300

Gallery Hours:
Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

Pottery by Cynthia Zmetronak

Cynthia Zmetronak tells The Rickie Report, “I have been working in clay nearly as long as I can remember.” Having a mother who dabbled in clay, and a father who built her first wheel helped nurture her inner mud pie girl. She was also fortunate enough to grow up during a time when art classes (including clay), were part of public education, from elementary school through high school. Her post public school education involved the arts. College provided a clay studio with unlimited access and she was hooked on clay. She then went on to earn a Masters in Art Education and teach in both private and public schools, where clay became an important part of her curriculum.

Cynthia Zmetronak at her pottery wheel
With a newly purchased wheel and a used kiln in a garage, Cynthia started West Wind Pottery in the 70’s. “Utilitarian and whimsical decorative pieces are my passion”. Although her style has evolved and become more refined over the years, she still makes a line of comical canine and feline utilitarian pieces. “These pieces reflect the humor I find living with a large rescue dog and several domesticated feral cats.” 
Mug by Cynthia Zmetronak
The last few years she has been studying at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. “I chose Penland due to its unique immersive concentration study program and staff of master instructors.” Most of the year I am at my home studio in Parkland, Florida and several weeks of the year (during warmer weather) my new studio in Ontario, Canada.
Pottery vessel by Cynthia Zmetronak
“Working with clay makes the difference in my day. How you will interact with my pottery?… a lid that fits, a teapot that pours, a mug that feels good in your hand, a bowl that is used for your table, are part of my thought process and studio practice. My enjoyment and fulfillment as a maker, comes from people using and enjoying my ware. As a committed lifelong learner, I will always be a student and a teacher.” I enjoy sharing my joy for making things from clay with my students. Some of us are makers…..that is how I describe myself….”

 

 

Cynthia is proud to be showing her work at Artisans on the Avenue in Lake Worth, Florida and  The Goodyear Cottage Gallery on Jekyll Island, Georgia.

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460
www.artisansontheave.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Call For Entries: 2019 Grassy Waters Preserve Nature Photography Contest. Deadline Is February 28. Armory Art Center Hosts Contest Exhibition On April 12.

The Armory Art Center is partnering with the City of West Palm Beach and the Grassy Waters Conservancy to promote the 2019 Grassy Waters Photography Contest.  Entries will be accepted through February 28.  The winners will be announced at a reception at the Armory Art Center on Friday, April 12.  All entries must be taken on or of Grassy Waters Preserve.  The exhibition takes place April 12 – 20, 2019.  The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges you to go out and take some photos!

 

 

 

 

GRASSY   WATERS   PRESERVE

Amateur photographers are invited to showcase the natural beauty of the Preserve’s environment and wildlife by submitting work to our 16th annual competition.

 

Entries are being accepted Now through February 28, 2019

 

 

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org

The Armory Art Center will host an Exhibit of accepted entries.  Winners will be announced at the Reception, Friday, April 12  6-8 pm.  The Exhibit will be available from April 12 – 20, 2019.

 

 

 

 

For contest details:

www.grassywaters.org

 

 

All photo contest questions should be emailed to gwcphoto@grassywaters.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About The Armory Art Center:

 

 

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

 

 

For more information about classes, workshops, studio  time, or planning other events:

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

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Patty Narozny Announces Hotworks 11th Boca Raton Fine Art Show Winners, Including 17 Professional Artists And 4 Budding Artists

The 11th Boca Raton Fine Art Show presented by Hotworks™ at Sanborn Square Park announces the winners of the juried event.  Professional artist awards were juried by Mark Forman, sculptor, painter, and art educator.  Criteria was based on originality, technique, execution of medium, and booth appearance.  All award winners will be invited to participate in the January 2020 Hotworks show.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos of the winners.  Kudos to all!  

 

 

 

See Art, Love Art, Buy Art!

 

 

Announcing:

 

Professional Artist Award Winners

&

Budding Artist Award Winners

 

Hotworks.org 11th Annual

Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

January 26 & 27, 2019

 

Sanborn Square Park   Boca Raton

 

 

Save the date for the hotworks.org

Boca Raton Fine Art Shows

November 2019

and

January 25 & 26, 2020

Downtown Boca Raton

 

 

 

 

Photos shown are Zaki, Mixed Media and Ezra Siegel, Painting

 

 

 17 Professional Artist Award Winners:

 

 

Two $500 Best of Show:

Zaki, Mixed Media, Antwerp, Belgium

Ezra Siegel, Painting, Batavia, IL

 

Five $100 Awards of Excellence:

Charles ‘Chic’ D’Onofrio, Fiber, Danbury, CT

Mel Fleck, Printmaking, Louisville, KY

Paula Mae Green, Batik, Pompano Beach, FL

Kipley Meyer, Sculpture, Madison, GA

Janet Renfro, Clay, Johnson City, TN

 

 

Ten Awards of Distinction:

John Furches, Printmaking, Elkin, NC

Merab Gagiladze, Painting, Tbilisi, Georgia

Cherie Haney, Metal, Ann Arbor, MI

Ariel Celestino Hernandez, Painting, Hialeah, FL

Jim Holehouse, Watercolor, Winter Garden, FL

Svetlana Kuznets, Fiber, Cape Coral, FL

Evan Schwarze, Painting, Vero Beach, FL

Chantel Soustra, Painting, Miami, FL

Sam Stark, Glass, Eden, NC

Amee Sweet-McNamara, Fiber, Andover, NH

 

 

 

 

 

As part of our commitment to bring art education into the community, a Budding Artist Competition for grades 6-12 or ages 9-13 was integrated within the art show. Sponsored by Institute for the Arts & Education, the associated 501c3 non-profit organization, students were encouraged to submit his/her original art that was publicly displayed in the art show the entire weekend.

 

Zaki, Mixed Media artist, was one of the two Best of Show winners and the Budding Artist Judge. Criteria was based on the same as the professional artists in the show – originality and technique/execution. Each winning Budding Artist received the same, two-foot-long beautiful ribbon that the professional artists received. There was $250 in Budding Artist Awards as students begin to learn the rules of being part of a professional art show. The program brings families to the art show and exposes them to great art.

 

 

 

 

One $100 Best of Youth Art:

Rebecca Fazio, Photography,  Grandview Preparatory School

 

Three $50 Youth Art Awards of Excellence:

Leora Baitner, Painting,  Katz Yeshiva High School

Sadie Cohen, Other,  Grandview Preparatory School

Andrew Galitzer, Drawing,  Katz Yeshiva High School

 

A special thank you to Art Teachers, Stephanie Espinosa with Grandview Preparatory School and Lori Stern with Katz Yeshiva High School for always entering their students in this very important program, which is unique and one-of-a-kind within Hot Works shows. To date, more than 2,600 students have participated in this program.  

 

 

  

See Art, Love Art, Buy Art! See You There!

www.HotWorks.org
Info@HotWorks.org
Contact Patty Narozny, Executive Director
Office: 941-755-3088

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Features Edrian Thomidis’ Demo On February 13 And New Exhibit By Members On February 26. Both Events Are Free And Open To The Public

The Wellington Art Society invites the public to two events in February. Enjoy a demonstration by Edrian Thomidis on February 13 at the Wellington Community Center.  We celebrate her imaginative clay creations, which can be found in local, national, and international collections.  On February 26, the public is invited to the Opening Reception of “Equine” and “Viewpoint”. The member exhibit includes over 90 works of art at the Wellington Community Center and City Hall Galleries.  Jean Williard will give a demo. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To Wellington Art Society Meeting

Wednesday,  February 13, 2019

 

6:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

FEATURING:

 

 

EDRIAN  THOMIDIS

 All events open to members and non-members

 

 

 

“Calling” by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

 

 

Edrian’s artistic talent was recognized at an early age and sent her on to the University of Florida’s New World School of the Arts. After graduation she worked as a Creative Director, designing web sites, original logos, business cards and posters for South Florida businesses.  She moved on to producing web sites for large corporations such as Sony, Pepsi, Discovery and Microsoft.  She became proficient in programming, usability and information architecture.  

 

 

“Secrets” by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

 

Outside of the corporate world, Edrian illustrated many images used in books, magazines and shirts.  In 2014, she suffered the loss of a loved one and in looking for an outlet for her grief, took a ceramic class at the Armory Art Center.  She found working with clay presented a challenge and led to her creating unique sculptures. Her demonstration will show her evolution as an artist and how she applies decorations and patterns to her sculptures.

 

“Disappointment” by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

Edrian is a member of the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches, the Wellington Art Society, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and the Women in the Visual Arts Organization.  Her sculptures are in many private collections around the world and in regional galleries.  She has won many awards for her work.

 

 

 

 

At The Community  Center

 &  

City Hall Galleries:

“EQUINE” and “VIEWPOINT”

 

 

    Reception and Demo by Jean Williard  

Tuesday, February 26       5 – 7 pm  

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

Join us for light refreshments, door prizes, a demonstration by Jean Williard and a People’s Choice Award presented.  The exhibit “Equine” is on view at the Wellington Community Center and “Viewpoint” can be seen at Wellington City Hall.  The Community Center and City Hall are located just west of South Shore Boulevard on Forest Hill Boulevard.  The reception is open to the public, free of charge. 

 

“Blue Jumper” by Todd Mayfield

 

 

 

There will be 95 pieces of art by 30 artists including paintings, sculptures and jewelry.  Most original art is for sale and many artists offer prints of their work. This is a wonderful chance to see beautiful art in all mediums and meet the artists. Please join us for a free, lovely reception and great art.  Come and bring your family, your neighbors or your club.  Everyone is welcome!

 

The following artists will be exhibiting:

 

 

Lynne Bernay ◊ Joanne Baker MacLeod ◊ Betty Brodie

Todd Mayfield ◊ Lara Chapman  ◊ Susan Mosely

Buu Truong ◊ Jeanette Childress  ◊ Christopher Mosquera

Hildegard Donavan ◊ Leslie Pfeiffer ◊ Sandra Encaou

George Rhodes ◊ Gail Erikson ◊ Holly Rutchey 

Audrey Freeman ◊ Rekha Shivdasan ◊ Patsy Heller 

Vivian Gomez ◊ Isadore Smith ◊ Stan Greenfield

George Taylor ◊ Elizabeth Hehmeyer ◊ Haydee Ullfig

Cynthia A. Hockaden ◊ Geraldine Weinar ◊ Laura Jaffe

Annamaria Hunt ◊ Jean Williard ◊  Betty Jane Zedonek

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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Vikki Henderson’s Artistry Is Focus In “A World Of Color” At Town Hall Gallery South Palm Beach. Public Reception Takes Place February 10

Internationally acclaimed artist, Vikki Henderson will have a SOLO exhibition at the Town Hall Gallery in South Palm Beach. The public is invited to the Opening Reception on February 10.  “A World Of Color” is exactly that – a riot of color which brings great joy to the viewer.  This free exhibit will open your eyes to the feel of life and the movement of creation.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

V I K K I       H E N D E R S O N

SOLO  EXHIBTION:

“A  WORLD   OF  COLOR”

Opening Reception:

Sunday, February 10

2 -4 PM

 

 

 The Town of South Palm Beach Gallery

3577 South Ocean Boulevard   South Palm Beach, FL 33480

561.588.8889

 

 

 

 

 

“Purple Palm” by Vikki Henderson

 

Vikki Henderson comes from a family of artists. Her grandmother and uncle worked in painstaking detail on their pieces.  She tells The Rickie Report, “I feel like the wind has blown me away by the beauty of what lies around me, I want to feel the life and movement of the universe and creation. My style is immediate, I love to start with an abstraction and build it up into something exciting”.  When she was 4 years old, her parents enrolled her at the French Lycée in London.  She recalls her favorite class called  “observation”.  She observed and started drawing everything that caught her attention, particularly those things she saw around her in nature.

 

 

At age 10, Vikki was sent to English boarding school where her favorite subject was art class. She reminisces saying, “My teacher was open-hearted and encouraged us to listen to classical music including “The Planets” …and Debussy. We would sit on the floor and paint what we heard, the colors the emotions… the beauty of life. Every couple of weeks a new array of paintings would get posted in the dining room for the rest of the school to enjoy”.  By the age of 17, she left boarding school and enrolled at the Sir John Cass College of Art in London and later, the Beaux Arts and Ecole du Louvre in Paris.
“Dragonflies” by Vikki Henderson

 

Vikki tells us, “There I was confronted with naked models and learned to draw the figure. Observation was once again a key factor in this classical training, to draw what you see and what you feel to your subject at hand.  At 18 years I went to do my BA at Middlebury College in Vermont.  I studied languages, but again was drawn to the art department. I felt at home in the studio, and studied printmaking and painting. Mostly, I enjoyed the outdoors where I hiked and painted water color “Plein Air” in nature.  Vikki has a diploma in Watercolor and Drawing from the National Academy of Design in NY, a degree in Fabric Design from Parsons, and an MFA from Pratt Institute.
“Tiger Lily” by Vikki Henderson
Vikki is happiest in nature. Natural forms she has become so familiar with always appear in her work. She says, “My mother kept a beautiful flower garden in England and every time I visited,  I spent most of my time painting outside in her garden. I have continued to paint the figure and some landscapes, but mostly I have enlarged the natural forms in nature to expand right off the confines of the paper or canvas”.

 

Vikki chose water color as her favorite medium because of the freedom she feels using it.  “I love the control of the medium on different types of paper and using different brushes or pen and ink. I love the ‘mistakes’, they just lend to new findings, discoveries that help me progress into unexpected exciting results. It is the energy, the movement that I love to feel in the work it is like a breath of life that brings it alive. Acrylic is also an immediate expression but on canvas rather than paper”.

Vikki has exhibited in England, France, Tokyo, New York, Los Angels , and Florida. She has been awarded several grants and scholarships, including the Scholarship Award at the National Arts Club (NY), the Ralph Weiler Prize, the Mary Hinman Carter Prize, and a Ford Foundation grant.

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or Vikki’s paintings:

561.533.3933

watercolorvikki@gmail.com

 

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New Trunk Show Announced By Whitespace On February 5. Free Admission Plus Meet Jewelry Designers, Jennifer Merchant And Debra Adelson

Enjoy free refreshments while you shop at the New Trunk Show at Whitespace The Mordes Collection on Tuesday, February 5.  Meet jewelry artists, Jennifer Merchant and Debra Adelson and see their newest creations!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

or email: whitespace@mordes.net

 

 

 

 

 

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WITVA Auction, Open To The Public, Offering Blimp Ride, Golf Packages, Artwork. On-Line Bidding Opens Now~!

Join the Women in the Visual Arts 30th Annual Year of Giving Luncheon’s Silent Auction and help reach their goal of $7500. for High School and College Graduate art scholarships.  Beginning NOW until February 6 you can bid on-line for a Goodyear Blimp Ride for 2, multiple golf packages, and artwork!  Everyone is invited to make reservation for the Luncheon on February 9 to get the final tallies.The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t think of a better way to put the FUN into a FUNdraiser!   Kudos to WITVA’s leadership to  bringing this to the public!

 

 

 

 

 

30th  YEAR

CELEBRATION  OF   GIVING

Your support to this event will enable WITVA to continue our important work to foster local talent, allowing merit and need based students to pursue their education in the Fine Arts. 

 

Join us for the fun LIVE!

The celebration luncheon is on February 9th, at the Boca Raton Resort and Club.

For more information, email WITVALuncheon@gmail.com with your contact information.

WITVA Online Silent Auction:

 

Details you need to know:

 – The auction can be found here: https://www.32auctions.com/WITVA

 – This online auction will be open for bidding until February 6, 11:45 pm. 

– Then winning online bids will be transferred to the live silent auction at the luncheon on February 9th. 

– If you have the winning online bid, you will be asked to participate in person (if attending) or by proxy (via phone) in the live silent auction. 

 – If your bid is the highest, YOU WIN!

– Winning bidder information will be collected at the end of the live silent auction and instructions provided on how to claim the winning item. 

– Bid payment can be made by either credit card or check at the event or credit card upon notification. 

– If shipping is necessary, the winning bidder will be responsible for shipping costs.

 

 

Items up for auction include:

 

 

1 -Blimp Ride for 2

 

 

 

 

This is a ride for 2 persons from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Pompano Beach Base on Wingfoot One. 

Launched in 2014, Wingfoot One has adorned the skies between Orlando and Miami capturing the wonder of South Florida. Based in Pompano Beach, Florida, and named aptly for the company’s trademark, this blimp ride for two will take you where few have gone before. Get a true bird’s eye view of the beautiful coastline while soaring at an approximate speed of 35mph and experiencing an adventure like you never thought possible.

Blimp riders must comply with Goodyear’s passenger guidelines and passenger waiver before riding on the blimp.

 

 

 

2 – Boca Raton Resort and Club Stay & Golf Package

 

 

 

Boca Raton Resort Golf Description:
This item is for a 3 day, 2 night stay in Cloister estate room including one round of golf for 4.
ARV: $2,500

Located next to the intracoastal waterway and just a few steps from the stunning south Florida coastline, the Boca Raton Resort and Club, is your luxurious home away from home. The two award winning golf courses offer a golfer’s perfect outing featuring signature water features and challenging turf.

 

 

3 – Broken Sound Country Club Golf Package, Boca Raton Florida

 

 

Broken Sound Golf Description:
This item is a 4 person golf package and 4 person lunch at the Broken Sound club.
ARV: $600

Tee off on one of South Florida’s premier golf courses with a twosome of golf and lunch at Broken Sound Country Club. This club has two signature golf courses that are GEO Certified (the international mark of sustainability assurance of the Golf Environment Organization) and Audubon Sanctuary Certified.

 

 

 

4 – Golf package for two at Bocaire Club, Boca Raton

 

 

Bocaire Golf Package:
This item is for a foursome golf package with carts.
ARV: $400

Recently redesigned by Kipp Schulties, the Bocaire Club (located in Boca Raton) course is known for including: beauty; variety in holes of the same par; thought provoking green complexes; limited forced carries for the developing players while creating a 7,000 yard all-you-can-handle championship golf experience from the back tees. 

 

 

 

5 – Oil painting by Tim Foreman

 

“Barefoot beach Fog” by Tim Foreman

 

 

This item is a framed 11×14 oil painting.

This is a gorgeous oil painting of a tropical seaside. Tim Foreman’s painting process begins with observing the beauty of nature. Painting in layers with both knife and brush, he creates his landscapes to portray the splendor and simplicity of the natural world around us.

 

 

6 – Private Wine Class for 20

 

 

 

 

This item is a private wine class for 20 hosted at Total Wine & More. 

Total Wine & More will host an event that is certain to impress you and your guests. Taste a variety of our premium, hand-selected wines and discover hidden treasures from the wine region of your choosing. Your guests will enjoy a tour of the land and learn about the famed appellations and grape varietals that make each region so unforgettable. One of our wine experts will be on hand to present and discuss each delicious wine during your two hour tasting, which can be arranged as a seated class-style or more casual walk-around event. Total Wine & More will provide all necessary stemware and educational handouts for tasting notes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

www.witva.org

 

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