Plein Air Palm Beach Calls For Artists To Celebrate 5th Annual Plein Air Fun Fest In Delray Beach January 31, February 1 & 2, 2020

Let’s keep the FUN in the 5th Annual Plein Fun Fest sponsored by Plein Air Palm Beach!  Artists are invited to apply to paint Delray Beach, known as the “Most Fun Small Town” on January 31, February 1 and February 2, 2020.  With awards over $2000 plus merchandise awards, the event is limited to 50 artists.  In addition to the exhibit, there will be a critique, and art sale.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to apply NOW!  Art lovers – mark your calendars!

 

 

 

Plein  Air  Palm  Beach  –  Plein  Fun  Fest

Delray Beach, Florida

January 31, February 1 & 2, 2020

 

 

Early Registration Deadline: December 3, 2019

Deadline: January 3, 2020

 


 

E-mail:info@pleinairpalmbeach.com

Website & Full Prospectus: www.pleinairpalmbeach.com/pleinfunfest

Contact: Lynn Rhodes 754-264-2879

 

 

 

This Plein Air Competition allows artists the opportunity to enjoy not only painting but sharing their creativity with the public. To the viewers, this art form can be very exciting because it invites them into the creative process: the sight, sound, and even smell of the artists world and they become part of it.

 

 

Join us as we paint beautiful Delray Beach, Florida, known as the “Most Fun Small Town”. This is a three-day event, with the competition on Saturday, February 1. Judging and awards of over $2000 cash, plus merchandise awards. Awards and Collectors’ reception will be co-hosted by Old School Square. Limited to 50 artists. Exhibit & Sale!

 

 

 

Friday, January 31, 2020

Paint-out with Critique for those Artists who want to join in the FUN but not interested in competition, this includes hospitality suite. This Plein Air Paint-out allows artists the opportunity to enjoy not only painting but sharing their creativity with the public. Paintings from this day are eligible be part of the Silent Auction that concludes at the Saturday reception in the Ocean Breeze room.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

 Plein Fun Fest – Painting Competition – Cash awards , Awards ceremony, reception, Silent Auction and Sale

Sunday, February 2

Paint the Beach for FUN

 

 

For more information:

E-mail: info@pleinairpalmbeach.com

Website & Full Prospectus: www.pleinairpalmbeach.com/pleinfunfest

Contact: Lynn Rhodes 754-264-2879

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

CORRECTION: 27 Annual Juried Art & Craft Show, An Olde Fashioned Holiday November 21, 22, 23 At The Fieldhouse At Old School Square (Formerly The Vintage Gymnasium) Hosted By Southern Handcraft Society Pineapple Grove Chapter

`​The Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach, ​celebrates its ​27 ​Annual Juried art and craft show, “An Olde Fashioned Holiday”, at the Fieldhouse (formerly the Vintage Gymnasium) at Old School Square. All items are hand made ​by local crafters and artists​ and many are one-of-a-kind works of art. Gift and holiday items include Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas themes, plus items that are appropriate for any occasion. ​Don’t miss the Limited Edition ornaments. Come on Thursday, November 21, Friday, November 22, and Saturday, November 23 and prepare to be amazed at ​all of ​our local talent! ​Consider joining this group if you have an interest in art and/or crafts! ​Free Admission with convenient parking at the garage across the street​. ​The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

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Southern Handcraft Society

Pineapple Grove Chapter     Delray Beach, FL

Invites you to:


27 Annual Juried Art and Craft Show

“An Olde Fashioned Holiday”

Thursday, November 21, 2019 – 9 am to 8 pm
Friday, November 22, 2019 – 9 am to 8 pm
Saturday, November 23, 2019 – 9 am to 2 pm

 

 

The Fieldhouse ( Formerly the Vintage Gymnasium)

At

Old School Square Center 

51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33444

 

 

 

FREE ADMISSION

 

 

Convenient Parking across the street​

Old School Square is located on the corner of NE 1st Street and NE 1st Avenue ​

 

 

Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach is over 20 years old. We have over 60 members consisting of local artists and crafts people and are welcoming to newcomers.

We meet the 1st Wednesday of each month at the Senior Center at Veterans Park at 7 pm.

We hope you will stop by!

 

 

 

 

 

Our local artists and crafters create one-of-a-kind works of art. Our Limited Edition ornaments are spectacular and are limited to only 100 pieces.

 

We have gift and holiday items including Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas…along with items that are appropriate for any occasion.

 

 

 

We have jewelry, cards, journals, ornaments, shell art, glass art, hand-painted and turned wood pieces, hand-knit hats, sweaters, and blankets, aprons purses, quilts, pillows and many other items. We also feature food and candy items. Prepare to be incredibly amazed by all of our local talent!

 

 

 

 

“We are a group of extremely talented and crafty people who create paintings, cards, journals, jewelry, knitted items, dolls, stuffed animals, quilts, etc. We’re friendly! We’re very funny and we always welcome new members”, they tell The Rickie Report.

 

Southern Handcraft Society is a wonderful networking group of fine artists and artisans. They meet monthly in Delray Beach. For more information about SHS please contact Madeline at mhincken@gmail.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

 

 

 

Southern Handcraft Society Pineapple Grove Chapter Presents 27 Annual Juried Art & Craft Show, An Olde Fashioned Holiday November 21, 22, 23 At Old School Square

​The Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach, ​celebrates its ​27 ​Annual Juried art and craft show, “An Olde Fashioned Holiday”, at Old School Square. All items are hand made ​by local crafters and artists​ and many are one-of-a-kind works of art. Gift and holiday items include Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas themes, plus items that are appropriate for any occasion. ​Don’t miss the Limited Edition ornaments. Come on Thursday, November 21, Friday, November 22, and Saturday, November 23 and prepare to be amazed at ​all of ​our local talent! ​Consider joining this group if you have an interest in art and/or crafts! ​Free Admission with convenient parking at the garage across the street​. ​The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

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Southern Handcraft Society

Pineapple Grove Chapter     Delray Beach, FL

Invites you to:


27 Annual Juried Art and Craft Show

“An Olde Fashioned Holiday”

Thursday, November 21, 2019 – 9 am to 8 pm
Friday, November 22, 2019 – 9 am to 8 pm
Saturday, November 23, 2019 – 9 am to 2 pm

Old School Square Center For The Arts

51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33444

FREE ADMISSION

Convenient Parking across the street​

Old School Square is located on the corner of NE 1st Street and NE 1st Avenue ​

 

 

Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach is over 20 years old. We have over 60 members consisting of local artists and crafts people and are welcoming to newcomers.

We meet the 1st Wednesday of each month at the Senior Center at Veterans Park at 7 pm.

We hope you will stop by!

 

 

 

 

 

Our local artists and crafters create one-of-a-kind works of art. Our Limited Edition ornaments are spectacular and are limited to only 100 pieces.

 

We have gift and holiday items including Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas…along with items that are appropriate for any occasion.

 

 

 

We have jewelry, cards, journals, ornaments, shell art, glass art, hand-painted and turned wood pieces, hand-knit hats, sweaters, and blankets, aprons purses, quilts, pillows and many other items. We also feature food and candy items. Prepare to be incredibly amazed by all of our local talent!

 

 

 

 

“We are a group of extremely talented and crafty people who create paintings, cards, journals, jewelry, knitted items, dolls, stuffed animals, quilts, etc. We’re friendly! We’re very funny and we always welcome new members”, they tell The Rickie Report.

 

Southern Handcraft Society is a wonderful networking group of fine artists and artisans. They meet monthly in Delray Beach. For more information about SHS please contact Madeline at mhincken@gmail.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

 

 

 

Old School Square Calls For 6th Annual 6X6 Exhibition & Sale. Open To All Mediums, Ages, Level Of Experience.

Each year, artists of all ages and levels from around the country donate 6×6 inch art works in a variety of mediums to the Cornell Art Museum’s fundraiser, The 6×6 Exhibition & Sale.   Submission forms are ready and everyone is welcome to participate!  All submissions are on view during the month of July and then available for purchase for $30 in an auction-style sale on July 25.  All proceeds benefit the Cornell Art Museum.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some photos from last year, and urges you all to take part! The deadline for submission is June 22.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

51 N. Swinton Avenue    Delray Beach, FL 33444

www.oldschoolsquare.org

 

 

 

 

ANNOUNCES:

 

 

 

 

 

6th Annual   6X6   EXHIBITION  &  SALE

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, July 5    6 – 9 pm

Art Sale

Thursday, July 25      6:30 pm

Free admission for 6 x 6 participants; $5 admission otherwise

Exhibit is on view  July 6 – July 25, 2019

Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm       Museum Admission Fee

 

 

 

 

All artists, aspiring, professional and hobbyists, are invited to submit original artworks – any medium – in the 6″ x 6″ format for this all-inclusive art experience! All art must be ready to hang on the wall. All pieces are shown as the Spotlight Gallery feature exhibition for the month of July, opening during Delray Beach’s First Friday Art Walk on July 5, 2019 and will remain on view until the 6×6 Art Sale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cornell Art Museum is excited to announce its 6th ANNUAL 6×6 EXHIBITION & SALE coming up this July. All submitted artworks are then sold for $30 each on July 25 in an auction-style sale. All proceeds will benefit the Cornell Art Museum programming.

 

 

Submission Forms: Print, download or pick up your form at Cornell Art Museum or Creative Art School/Crest Theatre at Old School Square. Forms and supplies are also available at Hands Art Supply on Atlantic Avenue.   www.oldschoolsquare.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Art on the Square is a signature fundraising event for Old School Square Center for the Arts, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) registered non-profit cultural organization.



 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Invites You To Free 26th Annual Juried “An Olde Fashioned Holiday” Nov. 15 – 17th

​The Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach, ​celebrates its ​26th ​Juried art and craft show, “An Olde Fashioned Holiday”, at Old School Square. All items are hand made ​by local crafters and artists​ and many are one-of-a-kind works of art. Gift and holiday items include Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas themes, plus items that are appropriate for any occasion. ​Don’t miss the Limited Edition ornaments.  Come on Thursday, November 15th, Friday, November 16th, and Saturday, November 17th and prepare to be amazed at ​all of ​our local talent! ​Consider joining this group if you have an interest in art and/or crafts! ​Free Admission with convenient parking at the garage across the street​. ​The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

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Southern Handcraft Society

Pineapple Grove Chapter     Delray Beach, FL

Invites you to:

 

26th Annual Juried Art and Craft Show

“An Olde Fashioned Holiday”

Thursday, November 15, 2016 – 9 am to 8 pm
Friday, November 16, 2016 – 9 am to 8 pm
Saturday, November 17, 2016 – 9 am to 2 pm

Old School Square Center For The Arts

51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33444

FREE ADMISSION

Convenient Parking across the street​

Old School Square is located on the corner of NE 1st Street and NE 1st Avenue ​

 

 

Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach is over 20 years old. We have over 60 members consisting of local artists and crafts people and are welcoming to newcomers.

We meet the 1st Wednesday of each month at the Senior Center at Veterans Park at 7 pm.

We hope you will stop by!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our local artists and crafters create one-of-a-kind works of art. Our Limited Edition ornaments are spectacular and are limited to only 100 pieces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have gift and holiday items including Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas…along with items that are appropriate for any occasion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have jewelry, cards, journals, ornaments, shell art, glass art, hand-painted and turned wood pieces, hand-knit hats, sweaters, and blankets, aprons purses, quilts, pillows and many other items. We also feature food and candy items. Prepare to be incredibly amazed by all of our local talent!

 

 

 

 

“We are a group of extremely talented and crafty people who create paintings, cards, journals, jewelry, knitted items, dolls, stuffed animals, quilts, etc. We’re friendly! We’re very funny and we always welcome new members”, they tell The Rickie Report.

 

Southern Handcraft Society is a wonderful networking group of fine artists and artisans. They meet monthly in Delray Beach. For more information about SHS please contact Madeline at mhincken@gmail.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

Meet Vicki Siegel At Upcoming First Friday Artwalk In Delray Beach Plus Take Acrylic Workshops With Her In February And March

Vicki Siegel’s two upcoming workshops will stimulate your creative work. Learn something new and take your painting and photography to new levels.  Vicki’s Studio in Delray Beach is open to the public on the first Friday of each month during the “First Friday Artwalks”. Visit Artists’Alley where you will find a vibrant group of artists working in various mediums.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details and some sneak peeks.  Sign up NOW for her Workshops!

V I C K I       S I E G E L

Workshop And Exhibits, 2018

 

 

 

Vicki Siegel’s studio in Delray

ARTWALK:

Friday, February 2, 2018

6 – 9 PM

354 NE 4th Street    Delray Beach

In Artists’ Alley

 

“See It Coming” by Vicki Siegel

Vicki Siegel Keys Workshop

WORKSHOPS:

 

 

2 DAY WORKSHOP
POWERFUL ACRYLIC PAINT LAYERS –
ALL LEVELS – 2 DAY WORKSHOP – ACRYLIC
February 9 & 10, 2018

9:30 am – 3:30 pm, Fee: $315

Old School Square
51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach

 

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. Whether a beginner or an accomplished artist, you will be inspired by the information packed demonstrations. Siegel, a Golden Artist Educator, will give you the chance to try some new and fun paint products while creating new work on canvas and paper.
http://oldschoolsquare.org/events/powerful-acrylic-paint-layers/
or call 561 243-7922, x317 or x478

 

 

“See” by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

2 DAY WORKSHOP
MASTERING ACRYLIC PAINT:
Color, Mediums and Photographic Images
Friday/Saturday March 23 -24, 2018

9:30 am – 4:30 pm, Cost: $315

Armory Art Center,
811 Park Place, West Palm Beach

 

Learn to use gels, pastes and mediums. In depth knowledge of acrylic paint will be gained through the lectures. Work with transferring printed images into wet acrylic materials and finish up with paintings loaded with color, texture, and patterns. On day two you will learn how to paint on photographs – use your own images or ones the instructor provides. You will be inspired by the information packed demonstrations. Explore how to incorporate personal imagery. Contact the registrar for the supply list.  Or email Vicki:  Vickisiegelart@gmail.com
9:30am – 4:30pm Cost: $315
Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach  Call the registrar 561 832-1776  http://www.armoryart.org/registration

 

 

“Dream” by Vicki Siegel

 

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 my 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”. It is her hope that the viewer sees her vision of how strange and wonderful life is, and how beautiful nature is and the necessity of preserving it.

 

 

“Share” by Vicki Siegel

Visit her website : Vickisiegelart.com
On Instagram as vickisiegelart
On Facebook as vickisiegel and vickisiegelart
Vickisiegelart@gmail.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

Stop By Plein Air Palm Beach’s Plein Fun Fest in Delray Beach January 26 -28th

Join a juried group of 50 plein air painters from Florida and beyond who will capture the ambiance and charm of Delray Beach at Plein Fun Fest, an outdoors painting extravaganza. On January 26-28, 2018, Delray Beach will host the third annual Plein Fun Fest competition sponsored jointly by Plein Air Palm Beach (PAPB) and The Old School Square.  Plein air is the French term for painting outdoors.  During the Palm Beach Plein Air Fun Fest, artists will be painting the main and side streets, the gardens, and signature buildings, along with the residents and tourists of our beautiful Delray Beach. The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos from 2017’s event.  Please join us for Plein Fun Fest 2018 and see artists create “Tomorrow’s culture and history painted today on site.”

 

 

 

 

51 N Swinton Ave   Delray Beach, FL 33444

561-243-7922

Open To The Public

 

 

The Plein Air Painting Locations:  Public is Welcome to Watch the Artists Paint!

After check in artists can then begin painting at location of their choice anywhere within the boundaries Delray Beach. Each artist of will be given a map that delineates the competition boundaries and suggested painting locations for those artists unfamiliar with the area. Artists will be able to choose their own location from a thoughtfully compiled list of suggestions. Locations include marinas, historic buildings and monuments, gardens, architecture, ocean, intracoastal waterway views, small shops and much more. In case of rain, covered locations with views that artists can paint will also be identified.

 

Plein Air Palm Beach Fun Fest 2017 Bob Barfnecht

 

Silent auction begins Friday night at 6:30 pm and all day Saturday until 4 pm

 Old School Square in Delray Beach

 

“Plein Air Palm Beach’s vision is to work with plein air painters, local art groups, cultural centers and the public to support and enhance plein air painting education, events and exhibits.”  says Donna Walsh one of the founders along with Ralph Papa. PAPB’s tag line is “Tomorrow’s culture and history painted today on site.” It includes art lovers and artists at all levels that love plein air painting and it brings artists together to paint the land-, sea- and city-scapes. “We paint and document today’s landscapes that contribute to tomorrow’s history.”

 

“The aim of Plein Fun Fest is to be regional and support artists of South Florida. We want to have something that reflects our group and we want to be local. We are not interested in competing with the national plein air competition events,” Warren continues.

 

Plein Air Palm Beach Fun Fest 2017 Mary Maribito

Friday, January 26

Paint-out with Critique

9:00 am to Noon

For artists who want to join the fun, but don’t want to participate in the competition

 

 

There will be a Paint-out with Critique for those Artists who want to join in the FUN but not interested in competition. There is a charge of $20 which includes a hospitality suite. Because of the popularity of PAPB’s paint-out with critique that is run by Manny Jomok we decided to make it part of Plein Fun Fest. Registered Artists will meet at Old School Square at 9 AM and decide where to paint. Critique leaders will be available to offer assistance to those who are new to plein air. This Plein Air Paint-out allows artists the opportunity to enjoy not only painting but sharing their creativity with the public. To the viewers, this art form can be very exciting because it invites them into the creative process: the sight, sound, and even smell of the artists´ world. One of the best parts of plein air painting is the congeniality of artists.

 

At 12 PM all will meet again at Old School Square Field House for an Artist Hospitality Suite. From there we will break into groups of no more than 10 for a shared art critique. And, as last year there will be a fabulous luncheon buffet for participating artists. Paintings from this day may be exhibited at the Saturday reception in the Ocean Breeze room. They are not part of the judging.   “The critiques, along with lunch, help new artists get going with encouragement. Also, we found when the competing artists paint on Friday, they are more relaxed”. 

 

Plein Air Palm Beach Fun Fest 2017 Linda Richichi

Saturday, January 27

Watch 50 juried artists compete in Plein Fun Fest

Exhibit:

 4:30 pm

 

Awards ceremony and Reception

 5:00  – 7:00 PM

 

 

On Saturday, January 27, the 50-juried artists will compete in Plein Fun Fest. The artists will begin painting at 9:00 am at location of their choice anywhere within the boundaries Delray Beach. This is the public’s chance to walk around, see what’s happening, talk to the artists and experience one of the best Delray Beach events.

 

At 4:30 pm on Saturday, judge Katie Deits, Executive Director at Florida CraftArt, will jury the show, selecting those artists who will win. The awards total more than $2,000.00 in cash. Additional awards, including advertising in Plein Air Magazine, gift certificates and merchandise from Hands Art Supply in Delray Beach, Jack Richeson & Company, Gamblin Art Supplies, and local merchants: Ludwig Frameworks, City Oyster and Sushi, Traverna Opa & Unique Boutique are also given.  Then, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, a reception, exhibit and sale will take place at the Old School Square’s Ocean Breeze room and the Loge walkway connecting to the Cornell Museum in Delray Beach.

 

Plein Air Palm Beach Fun Fest 2017  Ruth Weiss

Sunday, January 28

Open to Everyone

Meet at Delray’s Beach to Paint Live!

 

On Sunday, January 28, artist will line Delray Beach to Paint the Beach  just for FUN. This event is open to anyone and those registered don’t have to pay. Plein air painting is exciting, and invites viewers into the creative process: the sights, sounds, and even smells of the artists’ world.  Details TBA.  

 

 

For more information:

http://pleinairpalmbeach.com/PleinFunFest/PleinFunFest.html

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

The Behind-The-Scenes Story of “The Midwives” Painting By Carla Golembe

Imagine our delight and surprise when reading Hadassah Magazine and seeing a painting that looked familiar!  Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report interviews Carla Golembe, to share the behind-the-scenes story of how her painting, “The Midwives” was published.  Carla teaches at Old School Square in Delray Beach and at the Boca Museum School of Art, focusing on nurturing her students to express what they feel.  Her acrylic paintings and limited editions are sold internationally. The Rickie Report shares the story and some sneak peeks of her other works of art here.

 

 

C  A  R  L  A        G  O  L  E  M  B  E  

 

ARTIST   ILLUSTRATOR

 

 

 

“The Midwives” by Carla Golembe

 

Carla Golembe tells The Rickie Report, “We live on an increasingly small planet in dangerous times. The state of our world is impossible to ignore. As humans we straddle the river of our potential with one foot on each bank. Our capacity for love and compassion is equaled by our ability to turn our backs on one another and by the biases and hatreds that people have harbored since the beginning of time”.  

 

She says, “And yet I continue to paint beauty, joy, connection and harmony. My paintings are human and universal, multicultural and cross cultural. My intention is to create a visual haven that encourages viewers to enter my domain, dwell in beauty, rejoice in color and breathe. The figures emanate wonder and mystery. The work is evocative rather than descriptive. My interest as an artist lies in expressing how something feels rather than what it looks like. As my subject matter expands to include both my inner vision and the outer world, I find myself painting about inclusiveness and caring for the earth. I am painting hope. This is my authentic personal expression and my purpose as a painter. The world of my paintings is not “realism” but perhaps it’s “magic realism”. It’s the reality of what makes my life worth living, what makes us human and what I want to bring into the world”.

 

 

“Mantras II” by Carla Golembe

 

 

Carla’s paintings are the product of her dreams and experiences. They speak of hope and love, of mystery and delight. Her work expresses the harmony between individuals, between people and animals, people and nature, within a person’s soul. They are colorful and sensual, reflecting the tropical beauty of her home and travels. “The full spectrum of positive emotion echoes through my work. Although the pieces express an optimistic attitude they are not naïve, rather they come from an understanding that pain and anxiety are part of life but joy is a more desirable place to dwell. Although my compositions are designed and defined sometimes there is no gravity in my visual world. The figures often inhabit ambiguous spaces, places where earth, sky and water flow into one another and where light and darkness merge. They are frequently caught in a moment of being or becoming, for it is in that moment that all dreams are possible”.

 

 

“For All ll” by Carla Golembe

 

 

Color brings life to Carla’s imagery, as she works in acrylic, building layer upon layer of color. With this layering technique she is able to achieve a simple but complex depth. The process is always unfolding, always revealing more. Strong color, shape and composition give impact to the imagery. Her influences come from both traditional Western art and folk art. The result is a blend and balance that is her own unique style.

 

TRR:  Tell us how “The midwives” painting came to be published in Hadassah Magazine

CG:

Back in the early 80’s I was showing my work at Kolbo Fine Judaica in Brookline, MA. I’d been showing there since 1979 and still exhibit paintings there now. In the 80’s I was primarily working in monotype. I had created a piece with a calligraphic border depicting Shifra and Puah, the midwives who saved the male Jewish babies who Pharoah had decreed must be put to death. It was hanging in Kolbo’s window.

 

 

 

 

MANA (Midwives Alliance of North America) was having a national conference in Brookline and one of the attendees saw the Midwives piece when she was walking by Kolbo. She contacted me about it, to ask if MANA could make a poster from it, but it had already sold. We came to an agreement; I would create a new piece that MANA could use for the poster, charge them a low fee for usage rights and, in return, once poster sales profit exceeded my fee they’d pay me a small percentage of the sales. I would keep the piece. The arrangement worked well.

 

A number of months later MANA asked me about the original that I’d created for the poster. They wanted to honor a midwife who was 85 or 90 years old and had delivered hundreds of babies in the Arizona Territory before Arizona was a state. They wanted to give her the piece but they didn’t have much money to spend. I felt privileged that they would want to honor her with my artwork and clearly, right thing to do was to donate the piece to give to this woman and that’s what I did. I think that was a good karmic moment. You give and you receive. Sales of the poster (and later the T- shirt) were strong for almost 30 years and every 6 months or a year I’d get a little royalty check as well as notes and emails about how much the poster meant to midwives all over the country.

 

The image had been taken from a slide and eventually the slide was lost and no one could find the image which had deteriorated over time anyway and so, as of a few years ago, there were no more posters or shirts available. But I’d still occasionally get inquiries about it because someone had seen a poster or a t shirt. My response was always to explain that as far as I knew they were not in circulation but that I would be happy to create an original based on that piece although, of course, it would be different. Every piece is an original and I was now working in acrylic rather than monotype.

 

Last summer I was contacted by Steve Calvin of the Minnesota Birth Center about the poster which he had seen while visiting the Breath of Life Birthing Center in Largo, FL. He commissioned a painting based on the poster. It was really enjoyable revisiting the theme over 30 years later in a different medium and a pleasure working with Steve. He was very happy with the painting which graces the walls of the Birth Center. Then, last winter, I was contacted by Hadassah Magazine about the old poster. They were planning to publish an article on midwives in their March issue and had seen the original poster image. Could they have permission to use it to illustrate the article? I explained that there were no images of the original poster (I had no files and the slide was gone) but that I’d created a new piece for the Minnesota Birth Center and I would contact them to see if it was ok for the magazine to use it.

 

The Birth Center was very gracious and said it was fine with them and that’s how the image came to be used in the magazine, though Hadassah chose not to include the border with the calligraphy.  I am selling prints, t shirts, coffee mugs etc with the image of the new painting through Fine Art America. The request made by the Minnesota Birth Center was that I donate a percentage of my profits from sales of the image to the Breath of Life Birthing Center in Largo, FL. I am happy to do so. So the good karma and love from this piece continues.

 

“Dragonfly Days” by Carla Golembe

TRR:  Your background as an illustrator and artist is so full. Please tell us more.

CG:

 

Carla Golembe is an award winning artist, illustrator, author and teacher. Her work is shown at galleries throughout the United States. Collections include Hyatt Corp, Pan Pacific Hotels, Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Worcester Art Museum (Worcester, MA), Academy Art Museum (Easton, MD), Boston Public Library, University College of University of Maryland, Montgomery County MD Art in Public Places and others. She has received artist residencies from the Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap, GA; Altos de Chavon in the Dominican Republic and Kalani Honua in Hawaii. As an artist in residence in these places she presented her work to the community by giving talks, demonstrations and exhibitions.  Carla’s paintings are represented by Cove Gallery, Wellfleet, MA, Kolbo Fine Judaica, Brookline, MA, and Gallery Galleon, Vieques, Puerto Rico.

 

 

“The Princess And The Queen” by Carla Golembe

 

 

Carla’s children’s books are numerous and have sold internationally.  Her other illustration work includes greeting cards, fine illustration stock images for Artville/Getty Images and Imagezoo, educational and medical projects for children and magazine work. She has received awards for her children’s books from the New York Times, Parent’s Choice, The American Folklore Society and PMA, the Independent Book Publisher’s Association as well as others.

 

“Submerged” by Carla Golembe

 

 

Carla has taught fine art and illustration courses at Maryland College of Art and Design and the Maryland Institute College of Art, and Lighthouse Center for the Arts. She worked with elementary school children teaching them to write and illustrate picture books and fold books through the Center for Creative Education and the Milagro Center. She presently teaches painting at Old School Square in Delray Beach and the Art School of the Boca Museum of Art . She has been doing presentations and workshops for children, teens and adults in schools, libraries, museums and other community based venues for over 25 years. Carla has been an artist for five Animals on Parade Public Art Projects including Washington DC’s Party Animals and Pandamania, Ocean City Maryland’s OC Beach Birds, Prince George’s County, Maryland’s Birds-I-View and Palm Beach County’s Wild Things.

 

For more information about Carla’s artwork, classes, workshops: 

Please contact carlagolembe@gmail.com

 

 

Carla’s website: www.carlagolembe.com

 

 

 

Here are more links:

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/the-midwives-carla-golembe.html  Prints available of many sold and unsold paintings through Fine Art America

http://fineartamerica.com/artists/carla+golembe/paintings  All are original acrylics on canvas. Most paintings available for purchase.

Cove Gallery http://www.covegallery.com
Gallery Galleon http://www.gallerygalleon.com/carla_golembe.php#worx
Bess Press http://besspress.com/products/product/1859.html
Image Zoo http://www.imagezoo.com/results.asp?lstfotogs=CGO
Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=carla+golembe

 

 

 

 

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Art Synergy V Announces Events, Participating Artists January 17 -21, 2018 And A School Supply Drive

A snapshot of events coming up for art Synergy V ArtPalmBeach from January 17 through 21st includes several exciting  additions to the schedule of events!  We’ll partner with Old School Square in bringing a hands-on art project for children to the Convention Center where they will be able to create art and exhibit in the booth during the show! We will be offering free tickets to the fair for the children and their parents.  Each evening after the close of the fair, we have scheduled events with our District Partners in Lake Worth, Delray, West Palm and Lake Park.  The Rickie Report shares the details and the list of artists accepted to art Synergy V’s Exhibit which takes place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach. Art Synergy has partnered with Eagle Arts Academy in Wellington to gather donations for school supplies for the children that have come to South Florida from Puerto Rico.  The new logo says it all….“art Synergy  We Aspire To Inspire”.  Kudos to all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 17 -21,  2018

Here is a snapshot of the calendar of events.
More details to follow….

 

 

Artwork by Laurent Dareau

 

 

 

The 2 Main Events are:

Wednesday, January 17

 6  – 10 PM

Art Synergy at ArtPalmBeach

650 Okeechobee Blvd.   West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

Opening Reception Art Synergy V at Art Palm Beach
Opening Reception of Art Synergy and Old School Square “Messy Hands” Children’s Atelier

 

2018 Artists:

Lee Andre
Brian Cattelle
Jacklyn Coyne
Laurent Dareau
Nate Ditzler
Diane Lublinski
Lenore Robins
Barry Seidman
Chad Steve
Melissa Vlahos
Marilyn Walter
Tanya Witzel

 

Art by Diane Lubinski

 

 

 

Thursday, January 18

 Noon – 7 PM

Art Synergy: West Palm Beach
Continuum Pop-up Exhibition

701 S Rosemary Ave. Suite 112 West Palm Beach, FL 33401

V.I.P. Black Tie and Venetian Mask Fundraiser Gala

 

Art by Chad Steve

Friday, January 19, 2018

6 – 10 PM

Art Synergy: Lake Worth
Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts

1105 2nd Avenue South   Lake Worth, FL 33460

A unique gallery Show, live music, wine, appetizers, and GLASS BLOWING BY Benzaiten artists: Rick Eggert and David Peterson. We will also have 2 Visiting Artists joining us for Special Demos: Ross Richmond, Glass Blower and Chadd Lacy, Flameworker.

 

 

Art Synergy: Lake Park
Kelsey Theater

8 PM

700 Park Ave.   Lake Park, FL 33403

Performance by Ordinary Boys: A Tribute To The Smiths & Morrissey

 

 

Art by Jacklyn Coyne

 

Saturday, January 20

Noon – 7 PM
Art Synergy: Delray Beach

Art Synergy VIP Gala Fundraiser at Old School Square- Delray Beach

51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444

Meet the artists of the Art Synergy V Exhibition and enjoy a magical evening of art and music featuring “Looking Glass”, a group exhibition currently featuring contemporary artwork that immerses the viewer into the piece by creating their own reflection. The viewer and space around the piece become a part of the work itself. Later join us at the adjacent Pavilion for “UNLEASHED DELRAY” a night of high energy music and drink.

Sunday, January 21

Noon – 6 PM
Art Synergy: Boynton Beach
Albert Paley on The Avenue of the Arts

Ocean Avenue from Seacrest Boulevard to Federal Highway.
The national exhibit is an easy-to-walk, self-guided, 30-minute tour along E. Ocean Avenue in the City’s Cultural District. Albert Paley’s descriptive commentary of each of his sculptures can be accessed via a smartphone connecting with a QR code on each of the artwork plaques.

http://www.boynton-beach.org/departments/public_art/avenue_of_the_arts/index.php

The Boynton Beach Art District
ActivistArtistA Bay Gate Mural Project

404-410 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach Fl 33426
Self-guided tour

 

 

DROP  OFF  SCHOOL SUPPLIES:

Tuesdays- Saturday 12-5 PM

Rolando Chang Barrero

The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road   West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

 

 

To Benefit:  Eagle  Arts Academy  Charter School For The Arts

 

 

 

Art Synergy has partnered with Eagle Arts Academy in Wellington to gather donations for school supplies for the children that have come to South Florida from Puerto Rico. As of this week, Eagle Arts Academy has received 35 children from Puerto Rico, including 16 this week alone. They have spent over $5K in hotel housing support, funded by a GoFundMe account, to house the new families that were devastated by Hurricane Maria. The school is K_* and are in need of backpacks and supplies for these children. You can drop them off at The Box Gallery during business hours.

 

Backpacks (age appropriate)
#2 Pencils
24 – Crayons
Glue Sticks
Box of Tissues
Pink Eraser
Broad Tip Markers
Pair of list Scissors
Pencil Case
Wide Ruled Spiral Bound Notebooks
Pocket Folders
White Glue
Pkg. Washable Felt Markers
Pkg. Lined Paper
Pkg. Plain Paper
Blue Pens
Red Pens
Ruler
1″ Binders
Subject Dividers
Scientific Calculator
Geometry Set
Pocket Dictionary
Thesaurus
Pencil Sharpener
Highlighter Pens
Agenda Book/Student Planner
Stapler
Staple Remover

http://eagleartsacademy.com/

For more information:

www.artsynergy.org

 

 

 

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Vicki Siegel Jumps Head First Into Season With A Workshop And Multiple Shows!

Vicki Siegel jumps head first into season with a Workshop and multiple shows and invites all of us to join her! Vicki’s work combines painting and photography together, resulting in images that are both real and imaginary. Her art will be featured at Spectrum Booth 307 during Art Basel “Art Week” December 7-10th.  Vicki offers a Workshop at the Armory Art Center December 15-16th.   See her artistry at the newly renovated Cornell Museum of Art in Delray Beach  with an Opening Reception on January 5th and an artist talk on January 25th; plus her Open Studio participation in “First Friday Walks” at Artists Alley in Delray Beach.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details and some sneak peeks.  Reminder: Vicki’s workshop is a great gift for the artist in your life!

 

 

 

V I C K I       S I E G E L

Workshop And Exhibits, 2018

 

 

“See” by Vicki Siegel

“Think” by 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 my brush in marks that are uniquely my 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”. It is her hope that the viewer sees her vision of how strange and wonderful life is, and how beautiful nature is and the necessity of preserving it.

 

” Alternate Reality” by Vicki Siegel

 

2 DAY WORKSHOP
“ACRYLIC PAINT LAYERS REVEALED” 2-Day Workshop

Friday/Saturday December 15 -16, 2017

9:30am – 4:30pm   Cost: $315

Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach

 

It’s all about layering the paint! You will learn exciting new approaches to using acrylic products for layering and creating rich and complex surfaces and images in this 2 day workshop. Gels, pastes, acrylic skins, masks, stencils, transparency and opaque will be explained in depth. Vicki is a Golden Artist Educator and brings lots of great acrylic paint specialty products for you to try.
To register visit armoryart.org or call the registrar 561 832-1776
http://www.armoryart.org/registration

 


“Grow” by Vicki Siegel

 

“Dream” by Vicki Siegel

 

Spectrum Booth 307 with Irreversible Projects  

Art Basel “Art Week”  

December 7 – 10th  

Miami, FL

 

 

Vicki Siegel will be showing new work at the Spectrum show during Art Basel “Art Week” Dec. 7th-10th in Miami. Her new works have been described as cutting edge, urban and contemporary. Besides the main “Art Basel” show, “Spectrum” is one of the other large fairs taking place throughout Miami. Click the link to find out more information about Spectrum.
http://spectrum-miami.com/attend/

 

“Know” by Vicki Siegel

Spotlight Artist at the Cornell Museum of Art, Delray Beach

Opening Reception:

Friday, January 5, 2018

6-8 pm  

Artist Talk:  

Thursday, January 25, 2018

 6:30 pm

Cornell Museum

51 North Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, FL 3344

 

Cornell Museum of Art, Delray Beach, FL. Vicki Siegel will be the Featured Artist for the month of January. Her new mixed media works combine painting and photography together. Intriguing photographic images and a powerful use of color and paint create works that have been described as cutting edge contemporary art. The Cornell Museum has undergone a recent renovation. Vicki will give an Artist Talk on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 6:30 pm.    http://oldschoolsquare.org/about/cornell-museum/

 

 

Studio Visits:

“First Friday Artwalks”

354 NE 4th St.   Delray Beach, FL

In Artists’ Alley

Vicki Siegel’s studio in Delray Beach is open to the public on the first Friday of each month during the “First Friday Artwalks” in Delray Beach located in Artists Alley.

 

Visit her website : Vickisiegelart.com
On Instagram as vickisiegelart
On Facebook as vickisiegel and vickisiegelart
Vickisiegelart@gmail.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

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