Don’t Miss This Important Learning Event February 1-2, 2019. “Conquer The Changing Marketplace” Explores How Art Is Marketed, Helping Artists Be In Charge!

Will you be in Fort Lauderdale with other artists who will change their careers on February 1 – 2, 2019?  Don’t miss this important learning event at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale! The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists will present an Art-Business Conference, “Conquer the Changing Marketplace”.  Use the Rickie Report Code to save $50. on registration!  Broward County artists can take advantage of financial sponsorship!  Tickets are on sale now, with early bird pricing available until January 1st.  Give yourself this gift!  Rickie will be there and can’t wait to share this experience with you!  For all the details, check out this article.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists

Presents an Art-Business Conference

 

“Conquer the Changing Marketplace”

 February 1-2, 2019

at

 ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale   

https://clarkhulingsfund.org/events/florida/ 

 

 

The marketplace is changing—not just technology, but HOW art is marketed, bought, and sold. You, the Artist, are at the center of this. Take charge of your career, mesmerize your audience, maximize your extraordinary professional advantages, and Sell-Sell-Sell. This is going to be an amazing event.

Tickets are on sale now!

Early-bird registration pricing available until January 1, 2019

Save another $50 by using your Rickie Report Code:  RICKIE50

 

 

Broward County Artists: take advantage of an opportunity to apply for financial sponsorship to the Art-Business Conference. Broward County Cultural Division has issued a Call for Artists:

http://broward.org/Arts/Funding/Pages/ClarkHulingsFund.aspx

and will be covering all but $95 of the registration fee for in-county artists who are selected. Deadline to apply is December 28, 2018.

 

 

The conference schedule is below:

Friday, February 1st:

8:00am Registration, Mingle & Coffee

8:30am Conference Kickoff

9am Conquer the Changing Marketplace

10am PLAN: Define What You Want

11am EXECUTE: Build Your Action Plan

12pm Lunch Break

12:30pm Expert Panel Discussion

1:30pm Nail Your Brand Story

2:30pm Win Your Audience with Storytelling

3:30pm Take Your Story Live

4:30pm Rock Your Portfolio

5:30pm OPTIONAL INTERACTIVE: Brand Story Fish Tank

 

 

Saturday, February 2nd:

 

 

8:15am Mingle & Coffee

8:30am Elizabeth Hotseat

9am Multiply Your Revenue Streams

10am Price for Profit

11am How to Sell Art Online

12pm LUNCH BREAK

12:30pm OPTIONAL INTERACTIVE: Ask the Directors

1pm Recruit Your Tribe & Hunt with a Pack

2pm Squash Resistance

3pm Retool Your Plan & Go

3:50pm CONFERENCE WRAP-UP

4:00pm OPTIONAL INTERACTIVE: Sales Strategy Fishtank

6:00 pm Cocktail Party

 

 

For more information, please visit https://clarkhulingsfund.org

For press needs, please contact Susan von Seggern at susan.von.seggern@clarkulingsfund.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.com561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Gold Coast Watercolor Society Offers Two Watermedia Workshops Open To All Artists

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society – A Watermedia Group (GCSW), is a resource for both new and experienced artists.  GCSW offers Opportunities to learn, paint and sketch; Workshops taught by nationally recognized artists; An Annual member show; Juried shows in venues such as museums, galleries, and local businesses; Paint-ins with live models; Lectures and demonstrations showing “how it’s done” by selected artists; Non-juried group shows in local libraries and other public venues; and Plein Air painting opportunities.  The Rickie Report shares the details for two upcoming workshops with Susan Webb Tregay and David Lobenberg  which are open to non- members. We urge you to network with GCSW to further your techniques and achievements. Workshops and memberships make GREAT GIFTS!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society

A Watermedia Group

ArtServe

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.    Ft. Lauderdale, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please  Join  Us

 Meetings Are held October Through May

3rd  Tuesday of each month

7 PM  

 

 

 

 

 

GCWS  WORKSHOPS  2019

 

 

ArtServe

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.    Ft. Lauderdale, FL

 

 

Two  Upcoming  Workshops:

 

 

Workshops Make Great GIFTS

For the Artist in you or those you know!

 

 

“The Kings And I” by Susan Webb Tregay

Susan Webb Tregay:

Fresh Paths in Watercolor, a Finishing School for Your Paintings:

 

 

February 19- 22, 2019

$450 Members $495 Non Members

 

Developed from the book and workshop, ‘Master Disaster’, this course will emphasize five strategies for successfully bringing your paintings to completion. Never again will you ask yourself “what should I paint” or “now what do I with this painting!”

www.susanwebbtregay.com

​​

 

“California Vibe” by David Lobenberg

 

 

 

David Lobenberg

California  Vibe:

 

 

March 19-22, 2019

$450 Members and $495 Non Members

In my California Vibe workshop, you will learn watercolor portraiture that goes beyond the norm with super expressive paint applications and wildly intense colors.

www.lobenbergart.com

​​

 

 

 

 

For more information about Gold Coast Watercolor Society or These Workshops:

 

 

How to Pay: PayPal or

You can reserve your seat by paying online at 

www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com/

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

William Finlayson Announces Launch Of Primed Panels, Offering Artists Unlimited Options For Customized Artist Panels

Fine artist William Finlayson announces the launch of Primed Panels, offering artists unlimited options to use panels for a wide variety of mediums.  Using his personal understanding of the needs of visual artists and his experience in cabinet making, William created these panels for himself and now offers them to other artists. He is taking on-line orders for the panels which artists can customize.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Kudos, William, for bringing your ingenuity to create a new product and sharing it with us! Art Lovers:  Meet William and see his artistry on Sunday, December 16 at the Mandel JCC in Palm Beach Gardens from 10 – 5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

W  I  L  L  I  A  M       F  I  N  L  A  Y  S  O  N

 

 

PRESENTS:

 

P R I M E D   P A N E L S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What does “Custom Panels” mean to a customer?

 

It means you decide if you would like your Panel completely Raw, Primed, Primed back of panel as well as front, Primed front with Raw sides….You Decide.

 

Completely Customizable Sizes and Depths:

 

 

Customize your entire order from ordering ANY size you desire, to picking your depth of cradle (1-4 inches) and what you would like primed (front, sides, back or all of it)

 

 

That means you don’t have to stick with standard sizes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panels are made custom when you order them.

Usual completion time is 7 days but will depend on quantity of order.

Send us a message for more accurate time frame or we will let you know as soon as we confirm your order when they will be ready.

IN A RUSH? call us or write to us asap and we’d be happy to work with your deadline.

William Finlayson has been making artist panels for artists for years, but has only started taking orders online this year after launching his website: www.primedpanels.com

 

 

Contemporary abstract multicolor acrylic painting on panel by William Finlayson

“AHA MOMENT” , acrylic and neon on panel by William Finlayson

William’s background includes being a professional artist, working as a professional painter for over 20 years and working at a cabinet company/wood shop when he lived in Jacksonville Florida.  

 

 

 

 

Acrylic on reclaimed wood, “Prime Mover” by William Finlayson

 

 

His work is sold internationally and locally he exhibits at JF Gallery in West Palm Beach, FL.  http://www.jfgallery.com

 

 

Contemporary mixed media on panel collage, “Every Day Now” by William Finlayson

 

 

 

 

On Sunday, December 16th,  William will be participating in “Artists & Charities Hand In Hand”

An outstanding Art Show To Benefit The Constance & David Blacher Children’s Special Needs Program

 Sunday, December 16th from 10 am – 5 pm at the Mandel JCC in Palm Beach Gardens 

You will be able to see how his custom made panels look in person!  Public is invited!  https://bit.ly/2yEEF7E

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internationally acclaimed artist Brenda Zappitell of Brenda Zappitell Studio in Delray Beach has posted a review of William’s panels on social media:

Brenda’s abstract artworks are featured in exhibitions throughout the US and are in international private and public collections (Boca Raton Museum of Art, St. Regis Hotel NYC, Double Line Capital LA, and M.D Anderson Cancer Center Houston TX, to name a few)

 

 

 

 

Born in Tallahasee Fl, William started his artistic career as a color consultant for his family’s Design and Painting company that took on constant projects of custom painted interiors and decorating. This work of 20 yrs lead him to his fascination with textiles and paint, along with custom furniture. After creating and selling dozens of unique pieces of furniture, here began his transition from wall, to wood on furniture, to canvas. Painting on canvas was the culmination of his creative outlet. William feels that his lack of formal training in Fine Art has afforded him a freedom to paint what he envisions and feels, rather than conform to specific style or genre that he feels is limiting. Inspired by hard edge abstraction and color field art such as Kenneth Noland, Joseph Albers, Gene Davis, Frank Stella, Anne Truitt, Imi knobel. William shows his work locally and nationally and is being collected in Palm Beach Island, Washington and New York. Gallery Representation in Palm Beach, Miami, Boston and New York.

 

 

For more images of his art : https://www.decaso.com/maker/william-finlayson 

For more information about Primed Panels:

Facebook:

For more information about JF Gallery

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Take Your Creativity To The Next Level With Vicki Siegel’s Workshops And Classes

Vicki Siegel’s upcoming workshops and classes will energize our creative work! Learn something new, while taking your painting and photography to new levels!  Vicki is an award-winning, full-time working artist and is a certified Golden Artist Educator.  The Rickie Report shares the details of Vicki’s classes and workshops, which take place in Palm Beach County and are open to the public.

 

 

 

V I C K I      S I E G E L

WORKSHOPS, EXHIBITS, STUDIO VISITS  

2019

 

 

 

 

“Between Us” by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

Vicki Siegel’s upcoming workshops and classes will energize your creative work. Learn something new and take your painting and photography to new levels. Vicki is a fulltime working artist who exhibits extensively. She has a BFA from the University of Illinois and studied masters coursework at Tyler School of Art, Rome. Siegel is a Golden Artist Educator. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vicki Siegel’s Florida Keys Workshop

 

 

PAINTING ON PHOTOGRAPHS 2-DAY WORKSHOP

Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach

Thurs.& Fri., January 24 and 25, 2019, 9:30-4:30 p.m.

Tuition: $315

 

If you are a painter who wants to include photographic images into your work, or a photographer who wants to try painting, this workshop will inspire you. You will learn how to collage images, layer acrylic paints, glaze, enhance, and texture your photographic images. Vicki Siegel, a Golden Paint Artist Educator, will give you the chance to try some new and fun paint products while creating new work on canvas and paper. Contact the registrar for the supply list. You can use images supplied by Vicki or your own photographs.

To register: 561 832-1776

https://public.armoryart.org/public/AdultClasses.faces?_ga=2.122247115.1931379812.1543258874-2071644684.1535054469

 

 

 

 

 

“Powerful” Acrylic Paint Layers by Vicki Siegel

 

 

POWERFUL ACRYLIC PAINT LAYERS  2- DAY WORKSHOP

Old School Square Creative Arts School

Fri. & Sat., February 15 & 16, 2019, 9:30-4:30

Tuition: $315

 

 

Learn exciting new ways to layer acrylics to create rich and complex surfaces. Artists working in all media or style will benefit from this innovative way of thinking about materials. Gels, pastes, acrylic skins, masking, stencils, transparent and translucency and direct image transfers will be explained. Contact the registrar for the supply list.  www.oldschoolsquare.org

To register: 561 403-2954 

https://oldschoolsquare.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S0G00000pdlClUAI

 

 

 

“Kiss Kiss” by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

GLORIOUS COLOR DEMYSTIFIED FOR ACRYLIC PAINTERS

1-DAY WORKSHOP

Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach

Friday March 1, 2019, 9:30-4:30p.m.

Tuition  $165

If you have problems mixing color and using color this 1-day workshop is perfect. You will learn color theory, color mixing and how color enhances a painting. We will start with creating a color wheel and mixing boards. In the afternoon, you will use your knowledge to create a painting on canvas. Contact the registrar for the supply list. The instructor supplies most paints. To register: 561 832-1776   www.armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

POURED PAINT! GO WITH THE FLOW

1-DAY WORKSHOP

Old School Square Creative Arts School

Saturday March 2, 2019, 9:30-4:30p.m. 

Tuition: $165

Create a painting Learn the techniques, tips and tricks of pouring acrylic paint. In this fun, interactive workshop we will use several mediums, fluid acrylics to alter and pour paint. Create vibrant paintings and enjoy the immediate satisfaction of pouring. 

To register: 561 403-2954 

 

 

“Vanish” by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

 

WEEKLY CLASSES:

 

Exploring Painting, Thursdays. 1:00-4:00

Old School Square, School of Creative Arts, Delray Beach 

This class is for intermediate to advanced students, oil and acrylic preferred. Learn new techniques!

To register:561 243-7922 ext 478 or 317 or

https://oldschoolsquare.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S0G00000pdoPkUAI

 

 

Painting Today: Wednesdays, 1-4pm

Boca Raton Museum Art School

Explore contemporary painting techniques, composition and color through individual assistance and instructor demonstrations. From traditional brushwork to cutting edge mixed media techniques, pours and skins, you will develop your own style. Acrylics are preferred but oils are welcome.  

Course# 3.40 Wednesdays, 1-4PM

To register: (561) 392-2503

https://www.bocamuseum.org/art-school/classes/painting?id=5332

 

 

 

 

Exploring Acrylics: Wednesdays, 6:30-9 pm

Boca Raton Museum Art School

Learn foundation painting skills in a creative atmosphere. Learn how to get started, set up a palette and mix color, brushwork, wet on-wet, wet-on-dry, glazing, layering, texture, and how to use gels and mediums. The class will work from both a set up and instructor photographs until you develop your own ideas as your painting skills improve. 

Course #3.38 Wednesdays, 6:30-9PM To register: (561) 392-2503

https://www.bocamuseum.org/art-school/classes/exploring-acrylics-0?id=5322

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vicki Siegel in her Studio

 

 

 

VICKI SIEGEL 

Vicki Siegel’s work combines painting and photography together.  She creates images that unite her fascination with the world around her with the physicality of paint. Blending the two art forms is a process that results in images that are both real and imaginary.  The photographers gaze allows her to observe and archive reality, while the paint flows from her subconscious to her brush in marks that are uniquely her own. Siegel says, “In my work I ask the viewer to engage by comparing what is photographic and what is paint, but also what is personal and what is universal”. 

 

 

 

ARTWALK, FRIDAY, January 4, 2019 6-9PM

You are invited to visit Vicki’s studio in Delray Beach’s new arts incubator, 

The Arts Warehouse,  Studio 10 (on the second floor), 

313 NE 3rd Street, Delray Beach, FL, 33444 

Mon., Tues., Fri. and Sat 11-3.

Email first to confirm hours.  

Delray Beach First Friday Artwalks: 6-9 pm. Jan. 4th, Feb. 1, etc.

 

 

 

For more information about these classes, workshops, and exhibits:

vickisiegelart@gmail.com

Follow me on Instagram: instagram.com/vickisiegelart

Friend me on FB: facebook.com/vickisiegel and facebook.com/vickisiegelart 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA) Invites Public To 30th Annual Celebration Of Giving On February 9. Enjoy Lunch, Boutique, Raffles And Auctions To Benefit Art Scholarships

Women in The Visual Arts (WITVA) invites the public to their 30th Annual Celebration of Giving on Saturday, February 9th at the Boca Beach Club at the Boca Raton Hotel.  Spend the day learning to design and create a special project to take home with you, enjoy an elegant luncheon, shop at the artists’ boutique filled with handcrafted works, and participate in prize raffles and auctions.  Among this year’s prizes: a Goodyear Blimp Ride for 2, a wine tasting party for 20, golf and hotel stays, and so much more!  The Rickie Report shares the details about the luncheon as well as how artists can become more involved in this worthwhile art networking organization. WITVA is a 30-year-old South Florida, all volunteer, non-profit (501(C)3) organization of professional women artists supporting visual arts in the community by sponsoring student art exhibits, awards and scholarships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOU   ARE   INVITED

SATURDAY,  FEBRUARY  9, 2019

10 am – 2 pm

30th  YEAR

CELEBRATION  OF   GIVING

Boca Beach Club at the Boca Raton Hotel

Make your reservation:

 WITVALuncheon@gmail.com 

 

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. 

All of the proceeds of this event go to Women in the Visual Arts, Inc. a non-profit  501C3 organization, raising funds for High School and College Graduate Art Scholarships. We recognize and celebrate the important artistic work undertaken by our young art students, giving them confidence and empowerment to continue in the field of art. 

 

 

 

WITVA Art Scholarship Recipients 

 

 

 

The February 9th luncheon funds the WITVA Spring Celebration of High School Art to be held in March.  Since 1997, WITVA has invited art students from Palm Beach County public high schools to participate. The prize money and awards are funded by WITVA’s Scholarship Fund, The Irving B. Kahn Foundation, and Delray Buick GMC, and WITVA members, and private donors. An Awards Reception is held for the exhibitors and the teachers on the final day of the exhibit. WITVA recognizes that the teachers are the key to student success and thank them with appreciation certificates.

 

 

 

 

WITVA Members

 

 

 

 

In addition to our scholarship programs, Women in the Visual Arts, Inc., has been offering varied workshops and exhibits to artists of South Florida and the general community.  We donate art to non-profit organizations through our HospitalArt program.  We are always seeing new members, to add to our greater artistic abundance. Our mission is to bring art to artists and art enthusiasts while creating a warm, social space for like-minded members who share their friendship and creative lives with each other. 

 

WITVA Members HospitalArt Group

 

 

Our programs provide a network for professional and non-professional artists. These programs include: 
  • Monthly open meetings with art demonstrations and workshops
  • Social gatherings and excursions
  • Juried and non-juried member’s exhibits
  • Monthly newsletters and timely information about our artists and art happenings in South Florida
  • Fundraising and scholarship programs
  • Volunteer opportunities
Current Happenings:
  • “Artistic Inspiration” Member Show  at the Coral Springs Museum now until January 7, 2019.
  • Lilly Pulitzer Shop and Share Event at the Boca Raton Town Center Mall on December 18th. 
  • “Resolutions” Open Show at South Side Cultural Arts Center from January 12 – March 15, 2019
  • Jury Event – January 16th, 2019
  • …and much more. 
Jury information:
Juried exhibitions for our Artist Members are held in a variety of venues throughout the year. At least two of our shows are open to all South Florida artists over the age of 18, and includes both men and women. The categories are:
……Two dimensional (painting, mixed media, printmaking)
….. Three-dimensional sculpture
….. Photography
….. Jewelry / Wearables (fine arts only, no crafts)
If you would like to become a juried member and show with us, please go to our website (www.witva.org) and follow the instructions on the member tab.

 

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

 

www.witva.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

 

 

 

Celebrate The Holidays With McMow Art Glass’ Annual Party And Sale On December 15th

McMow Art Glass’ Annual Holiday Party and Sale on Saturday, December 15th will offer BIG discounts, Complimentary Demos, a Make & Take Class, and Festive treats!  Sign up for classes and get 20% off!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

701 N Dixie Hwy, Lake Worth, FL

561-585-9011   www.mcmow.com
https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrate the Holidays with McMow Art Glass!

Join us for our Annual Holiday Sale & Party

Saturday, December 15th

 9 am – 7 pm

Big discounts, Free Raffles, Complimentary Demos, and Festive Treats!

Schedule of Events

 

 

10 – 11 am

Making Murrine Demo with Phil

FREE RAFFLE!

 

 

 

Watch Phil create glass rods with multiple colors of glass that is layered to create an intricate design. Once cooled, the rods can be cut into cross sections once cooled and used to embellish other fused glass works of art or jewelry. All demo participants will be entered to win a portion of the murrine that is made during the demo! Murrine is hard to come by, and the setup to make it is complex and expensive, so don’t miss your chance to win this fantastic prize!

 

 

1 – 2 pm

Sandblasting Demo with Jurgen and Phil

 

 

 

Phil will teach attendees all about etching and the sandblasting process, then a select few will have the chance to put their knowledge to work and create a sandblasted piece, guided by Jurgen. Only the first 10 people to sign up will be able to create a piece, so call to sign up NOW! This will fill quickly! Piece is pre-selected and pre-prepared.

 

 

 

3 – 4 pm

Wire Wrapped Jewelry Demo with Stephanie

FREE RAFFLE!

 

 

 

Watch our resident jewelry expert, Stephanie, create a decorative wire wrapped encasement for a fused glass cabochon and learn how to apply this technique to jewelry and other decorative applications. One lucky attendee will have the chance to win the piece that is created during the demo!

 

 

5 – 7 pm
Join us for complimentary festive treats and beverages served in our recently updated showroom space!

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 – 7  pm
Mini Make it & Take it ClassGorgeous Glass Globe Ornaments with Patti

 

 

 

 

 

Patti will demonstrate how to make an ornament that has the feel of an authentic blown glass globe, but so much easier! The only materials needed are colored ink, compressed air, and a store bought clear glass ornament, but we will provide all the materials needed for this class. You will leave with your very own custom ornament, Created by YOU! Space is Limited so call now to reserve your spot. Cost is $10 per ornament.

 

 

 

Our NEW CLASS SCHEDULE will be released the day of our sale and ALL CLASSES ARE 20% OFF!

 

DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO ENTER OUR BIGGEST GIVEAWAY OF THE DAY…

 

Every person who shops with us on the day of our sale will be entered to win a gift certificate for $75 TOWARDS ANY CLASS OF YOUR CHOICE! ANY & EVERY PURCHASE WILL BE ENTERED! Large OR small! Name will be chosen at random and announced on Tuesday, December 18th.

 

Come and shop to take advantage of incredible discounts ALL DAY!

Discounts Include:

The more you buy, the more you save with our volume discount increase this day only!

$0-$199 15% off
$200-$399 20% off
$400-$599 25% off
$600-$899 30% off
$900-$1199 40% off

*Volume discount does not apply to saws, kilns, grinders, or classes*

Please see Holiday Party discount amounts on these items listed below:

15% OFF Kilns, Saws, & Grinders
20% OFF Classes & Workshop time

 

 

 

 

For more information:

McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011 x108    Fax: 561-586-2292

www.mcmow.com
https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Sally Cooper is Featured Artist At Coral Springs Museum Of Art. Opening Reception On Thursday, December 6 Is Free And Open To The Public

Thirty-four pieces of Sally Cooper‘s award winning original fine art will be featured at the Coral Springs Museum of Art in the  “Journey to Abstraction” exhibit.  Everyone is invited to the complimentary Opening Reception on Thursday, December 6.   The exhibit runs from December 1 – 29, 2018.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and all of the details about this exhibit and Sally ‘s upcoming workshops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coral Springs Museum of Art

2855A Coral Springs Drive    Coral Springs, FL 33065

Open:  Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

954-340-5000

 

 

 

Coral Springs Museum of Art

P R E S E N T S:

“Journey to Abstraction” 

by

 

S a l l y     C o o p e r

 

Opening Reception/Meet the Artist

Thursday, December 6

6 – 8 pm

Opening Reception is complimentary*

Exhibit is available December 1 through December 29, 2018

 

 

*The Opening Reception is complimentary.  There is a slight charge for visiting the museum during the week and the admission varies for children, seniors and adults.  This information along with directions to the museum is on their website www.coralspringsmuseum.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conversation in Blue” by Sally Cooper

 

 

 

 

 

Sally Cooper tells The Rickie Report, ” My artistic journey began at a young age. At that time I was only interested in capturing an image or photo-likeness.  A big change occurred in my work in 1980 when I was introduced to painting non-objectively in a Creative Watercolor workshop taught by Miles Batt.  A whole world opened and I was hooked!  I began to experiment in non-traditional ways with acrylics, gesso and various polymer mediums.  I also became extremely interested in Asian calligraphy and sought out different books on the subject.  The powerful flying brush strokes, the splashes of fresh ink/paint and the spontaneous fluid movement have been influential and I began to incorporate my own personal calligraphy and mark-making into my paintings”.

 

“Red Ginger” by Sally Cooper

 

 

 

 

It has been almost 40 years since Sally took that Creative Watercolor workshop and her work today is about a creative process rather than a specific image or place.  She works intuitively and enjoys the direct experience of the art-making – the process, the spontaneity and surprise elements of painting.  Sally shares her enthusiasm and knowledge through classes and workshops (see below).

 

 

“Everglades” by Sally Cooper

 

 

 

 

 

Sally explains, “Starting with a primed large unstretched canvas I build my abstracts layer by layer.  I start by placing triadic colors (three hues, equally spaced on the color wheel), plus raw umber, white and black for tinting and shading the colors – mix a few together, grab a brush and then follow intuitive promptings and apply a big gestural linear mark or brushstroke that comes from deep within.  These intuitive promptings are like a dance.  I quickly move back and forth applying marks, keeping some, veiling over others, stepping back every so often, studying, looking, moving, deciding which marks to keep and which marks to take away. This play or process continues until a painting evolves”.

 

 

 

 

 

“Blue Rhapsody” by Sally Cooper

 

 

 

 

Sally’s paintings have garnered many awards and much praise. Her work has been published in The Artist’s Magazine ( First Place/2017/National competition for ” Conversation in Blue” which was published in March 2018 issue);  Art Journey Abstract Painting, A Celebration of Contemporary Art (2017); Artist’s Magazine 2015 Cover image and feature article; Acrylic Artist, Professional Artist and The Artist’s Magazines.  She is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society and a member of Chroma Paints Independent Teaching Program for their Atelier Interactive acrylic paints and mediums.  

 

 

 

Sally teaches  Discovering Abstract Painting and a unique Expressive Abstract – Large Scale Painting Workshop at Old School Square Creative Arts School in Delray Beach.  www.oldschoolsquare.org 

She is offering a Creative Abstract Workshop in Fort Myers  January 14-17, 2019   Register at: http://fortmyersbeachart.com/workshops.php

She is offering  a Marks, Shapes & Neutrals Workshop in Dayton Beach :  Email: artleague@bellsouth.net

 

 

 

 

For more information about Sally’s artwork, classes or exhibits:

www.oldschoolsquare.org.

www.sally-cooper.com

www.facebook.com/sallycooperart/

www.instagram.com/sallycooperart/

 

 

 

 

 

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

New Studio For The Visual Arts Invites You To “Under The Sea”, An Exhibit Of Marine Life Painting By Internationally Acclaimed Artists December 5-28

The New Studio For The Visual Arts announces an Exhibition of Marine Life Paintings by internationally acclaimed artists Jason Mathias, Don Ray, and Randall Scott.   The Exhibit’s Opening Reception takes place on Friday, December 7th.  A portion of all proceeds will benefit the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach. What an opportunity to meet and hear about these creatives’ adventures!  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.  The Exhibit is available December 5 – 28.

 

 

 

 

http://www.thenewstudiova.net

 

 

PRESENTS:

 

 

“UNDER THE SEA”

An Exhibition of Marine Life Painting

By internationally acclaimed artists:

Jason Mathias
Don Ray
Randall Scott

 

 

Opening Reception:

December 7, 2018

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Exhibit runs December 5 to December 28, 2018

Proceeds of artwork sales will be donated to: Loggerhead Marinelife Center of Juno Beach

 

 

 

Artwork by Randall Scott

 

MEET      THE      ARTISTS:

 

 

 

 

 

JASON     MATHIAS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Native Floridian, Jason Mathias was born in Stuart, Florida where some of his earliest memories are of the ocean aboard his grandfather’s charter boat “Do Stay”.  As a child, Jason’s two favorite pastimes were drawing and fishing, and it wasn’t before long that he stated combining the two.  After graduating from Martin County High School as art student of the month, Jason was accepted into Ringling School of Art & Design where he majored in illustration.  He quickly became known to both fellow students and faculty as “the fish guy”.  While at Ringling, Jason began his practice of taking underwater footage to use as reference material for his growing portfolio of realistic marine life paintings.  While still a student, he launched his career creating murals, commissioned artwork and freelance illustrations for Mote Marine Laboratories – an experience that not only won him recognition for his unique talents as a marine life illustrator, but also concretized his chosen path as a marine and wildlife artist. 

 

 

 

 

Gallery View of Jason Mathias’ artistry

 

 

Within the first two years of graduating from Ringling School of Art and Design, Jason was the premier featured artist at (IGFA) International Game Fish Association Museum Hall of Fame. Jason had also been featured artist numerous times and made several print signing appearances with (CCA) Coastal Conservation Association, and has been featured in many Galleries and museums such as the Cornell Museum in Delray Beach.  Jason’s current fine art compositions in oils, acrylics and watercolors are drawn from the extensive experience and underwater digital video he takes while exploring the planet’s oceans.  You can now find Jason’s works in stores, museums and galleries throughout the world, including Europe, Egypt, Australia, Hawaii, South America, Canada and Central America.

 

 

 

 

 

DON     RAY  

 

 

 

 

Don Ray

 

 

Don Ray grew up in Ohio, where his interest in art extends as far back as he can remember.  Don learned about fresh water subjects as a boy, fishing and netting local streams and lakes.  A self-taught artist, who studied the work of masters from “The Golden Age of Illustration” such as  Wyeth and Frederick Remington, Don also learned from contemporaries like George Schelling and, in particular, Stanley Meltzoff, who personally shared his knowledge and time with Don as a mentor.  Don lives near Vero Beach.  His research methods include collecting wild specimens and diving with them in natural habitat,  including a three-quarter acre research pond on his own property.  

 

 

 

 

Artistry by Don Ray

 

 

 

 

Don joined the Society of Animal Artists in 1990, the same year, he also won its highest honor, the Award of Excellence.  Don has competed in and won a variety of state stamp and print competitions. His paintings won first place in the Florida State Lobster Stamp competition and in the Florida snook stamp competition, making him the state’s first double competition winner.  In 1995, Don again won the snook stamp and print competition.  In 1994 and 1999, he was commissioned to paint the Coastal Conservation Association stamp and print.  He was also selected to paint the Texas saltwater fishing stamp and print multiple times asa well as the Texas freshwater stamp and print.

 

 

 

Don’s paintings have been selected by the International Game Fish Association for covers of various editions of its annual publication, World Record Game Fishes.  Don’s art has also graced the covers of other books, magazines and catalogs including Big Game Fishing Journal, Cabel’s, Field & Stream, Game Fish (France), Inshore Offshore Magazine, Marlin, Marlin Magazine’s 30th anniversary cover, Outdoor Life, Penn Reels, Redbone Journal, Saltwater Sportsman, and Sporting Tales, Florida Sport Fishing.  In addition to the Society of Animal Artists Annual Exhibition, Don’s work has been juried into the Florida Wildlife Expo, Game Conservation International, Pacific Rim Wildlife Expo, and Southeastern Wildlife Expo.  Don was chosen as the featured artist for Florida’s Coastal Conservation Association 25th Anniversary.  He has been represented by Collectors Covery (Dallas, TX), Russell Jimishian Gallery  (Fairfield, CT) Redbone Gallery (Islamorada, FL) and Sportsman Edge (New York). 

 

 

RANDALL       SCOTT

 

 

 

 

Randall Scott 

 

 

 

A native Californian and an accomplished artist and diver, Randall Scott grew up exploring the Pacific Coast. Exceptionally talented and deeply committed to his subject, Scott’s passion is to communicate the beauty, mystery, and power of the sea’s aquatic citizens. Scott researches his subjects through observation and underwater photography. His travels have taken him all over the world, from his native California, to Mexico and British Columbia, Australia, the South Pacific. He is also familiar with the Caribbean, Bahamas and Florida, where he now currently resides with his wife Donna and their four children.

 

 

Artistry of Randall Scott

 

 

 

 

Randall has been recognized both nationally and internationally for his artistic talent. Scott was featured in the television series “Journeys of an Artist”. His work has graced covers of national art magazines and a series of textbooks produced by the National Geographic Society.

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, workshops or opportunities to teach:

www.thenewstudiova.net

 

The New Studio for the Visual Arts mission:

Nurture a vibrant arts community

Foster artistic excellence

Lower the barriers to participation in the arts

Bring people together for a powerful shared experience that inspires a creative exchange of ideas 

 

 

 

No membership fee!
No registration fee!
Prorating available!

Sign up today.

Call 561-295-5712

www.thenewstudiova.net

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Armory Art Salon Features Dana Donaty, “From Profoundly Playful to Order + Collapse – A Time Of Transition” On November 27

The Armory Art Center brings so many opportunities not only to artists, but to art lovers. The monthly Art Salons led by Elle Schorr allow all of us to meet and better understand the creative process with internationally, nationally and locally based artists.  Meet international acclaimed, Dana Donaty on Tuesday, November 27 , as she discusses “FROM ‘PROFOUNDLY PLAYFUL’ TO ‘ORDER + COLLAPSE’ – A TIME OF TRANSITION” The public is invited.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.  Stop and look at the art…hear the creators…share the wonder!  FYI: “Order + Collapse” is a very new work in progress, and has not yet been seen in public. She’ll be sharing it with us for the first time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

AT THE ART SALON:

TUESDAY,  November 27, 2018

6:30 -8:30 pm

 

 

 

“FROM ‘PROFOUNDLY PLAYFUL’ TO ‘ORDER + COLLAPSE’ – A TIME OF TRANSITION”

PRESENTED BY

Dana  Donaty

 

 

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER MEDIA ROOM

 

There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.

Armory Art Center Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

* Exhibitions are open to the public

Art Salons continue to meet in the Armory Art Center Library on Tuesday nights, usually the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, from October through May. Salons are open to anyone who would like to participate in these lively discussions. There is a $10 donation for each salon.

 

Artwork by Dana Donaty

 

 

 

Dana Donaty is known for her “Profoundly Playful” painting and sculpture series, which comes from an interest in satirical playfulness, fragments of timeless memory where nothing is sacred, and before that, for her “Dancers” series, and for her public art. Now she’s embarked on a dramatically different series, being shown and talked about for the first time: “Order + Collapse”, which explores the artist’s studio, and also the human body, through painting, sculpture, collage and assemblage. Her work wrestles with ideas of perception and source, unconscious knowledge and cognition.

 

 

 

“Profoundly Playful” blends reality and fantasy with narrative, satire, burlesque, psychology and “a super charged palette that is like a party about to get thoroughly out of control”. Every part is a series of actions and reactions. She places virgin canvas underneath the “in-process” painting on her easel, and ‘collects’ the excess paint that is flung, splattered, scraped, spilled and off loaded.

 

 

 

 

Just like the canvas before it, the floor work is then raised to eye level. From the aggregation of Rorschach-like blots of primordial color, a fresh composition and a new group of figurative characters emerge. Their shape serves as stimulus for free association – almost any irregular free shape can spark off the associative process. This is a central part of her creative process, giving life to a cast of characters, each exhibiting the vitality of their individual freedom, each one leading to another – creating, conceptually, a visual display of memories sourced from the subconscious.

 

 

 

 

Artwork by Dana Donaty

 

 

 

 

In addition to this auto-associative memory process, Dana often assimilates ideas or phrases from things people say or from books on audio that she listens to while working. She says: “My process mirrors the way in which we learn, we cannot ultimately control how information finds us or how we process it. Therefore, I regard chance as the organizing principle employed in constructing each painting.

 

 

 

 

In response to the chance convergence of memories, thoughts, sounds, emotions, and other stimuli, I attempt to control the uncontrollable through a narrative, layered with numerous subplots, that is personal, implied and universal. My work is my poetic theater of uncertainty, popular culture, universal truths, personal experiences and the modern condition. The viewer can partake in a stable set of meanings or challenge the imagery with their own sense of wonder.”

 

 

Artwork by Dana Donaty

 

 

 

Dana grew up in New Jersey, in a family with mixed Colombian, Peruvian, Italian, Irish and American backgrounds. She has a BA in Drawing from Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, PA. After living in London for twelve years, she relocated to Florida in 2006, where she now lives and works in Miami and Delray Beach. Since 2014, she has been an Artist-in-Residence at Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami.

 

Artwork by Dana Donaty

 

 

Dana will be having a solo exhibition at The Cornell Museum of Art in Delray Beach, opening Dec 5. Her work was recently on view in a solo retrospective exhibition at Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, FL. and has been shown at international art fairs like Art Palm Beach, Art Boca Raton, the American International Fine Art Fair, Scope and major group shows throughout Florida. Other selected solo shows include Fordistas Gallery in Miami, Paul Fisher Gallery in Palm Beach and The Ora Sorensen Gallery in Palm Beach. Her work is in both public and private collections in the US, and Europe.

 

She has completed many award-winning public art projects, and has been featured in over 50 national and international publications. She has garnered multiple awards within the design industry, as she has been sought after to create unique commissions for high profile residential and commercial projects.

 

Artwork by Dana Donaty

 

 

 

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, visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Visual Artists: How Will You Optimize Your Business? Come With The Rickie Report To The Next Art-Business Conference February 1-2

Artists and creative professionals lead busy  – heck, not just busy, INDUSTRIOUS – lives!  That’s the key reason The Clark Hulings Fund For Visual Artists brings art-business education to regions of the country (Dallas, New York City, Santa Fe, Denver, and Ft. Lauderdale).  CHF gives working artists key opportunities to accelerate their careers and optimize their businesses without  committing to a residency far from their studios or to return to their alma mater and ask, “Why was this not built in from the start?”  The next Art-Business Conference takes place in Ft. Lauderdale on February 1-2.  Save an extra $50 with a special discount code for our readers!  This is open to ALL visual artists.  Rickie will be appearing on one of the panels. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arts organizations are already on the ground in these communities, and each one seeks to serve its local constituency. The Art-Business Conference is a way for CHF to collaborate with those groups to extend their mission, bring in powerful expertise, and create more engagement and awareness around what they offer. We do this by inviting those organizations to participate directly, through logistics and sponsorship.

 

 

 

Local and enterprise businesses have more in common with artists than they often realize. Creative professionals are not only powerful economic contributors, but they utilize other businesses, creating a net gain for both sides. Many companies have already declared a cultural mission or made a commitment to corporate social responsibility, and CHF provides a way, through commercial sponsorships, to achieve those aims while also connecting them with new customers and loyal brand advocates.

 

 

 

Other community groups focus on goals such as creating a resilient local culture, sponsoring minority and women’s participation in career growth and economic development, and fostering a more robust business community. These groups are natural partners that find in CHF an organization that “gets it” and offers creative ways to do something that’s visible and garners publicity, yet also substantive, producing a measurable effect, through solid data, metrics, and analytics.

 

 

It doesn’t end with live learning or professional networking events. CHF offers follow-up programs to every event attendee, including a digital learning portal, online community, and—for those who are interested—our rigorous Art-Business Accelerator Fellowship (for which we are currently reviewing the 2019 applicants).

 

 

FORT LAUDERDALE: It’s still early enough to get involved (as an artist or entity) in the Ft. Lauderdale Art-Business Conference, February 1-2, 2019.

 

 

Artists and creative professionals will be blueprinting their careers, developing an action plan to make their businesses thrive, creating a brand narrative to win significant audience share, and building a strategy to optimize their income streams.

 

Everything CHF stands for can be understood from what we’re doing on the ground in locations all over the US. If you want to learn more, recruit us as a partner to your company or organization, or plug into one of our programs. Visit us at clarkhulingsfund.org to let us know you’re interested.

 

 

 

 

For more information, please visit https://clarkhulingsfund.org

For press needs, please contact Susan von Seggern at susan.von.seggern@clarkulingsfund.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