Palm Beach Watercolor Society Shares New Call To Artists And Announces Virtual Workshops

 The Palm Beach Watercolor Society shares a new Call To Artists for “Oldies AND Goodies” now through January 18. (No restriction on how old your painting is! New paintings accepted!)  This is for Members, and if you haven’t become a member, this is the perfect time!  In addition, there will be a one-to-one art critique with Miles Laventhall for members.  Two upcoming workshops with internationally renown artists are open to everyone:  Lian Zhen (January 14-16) and David Daniels (February 10-12).  The Rickie Report shares all of the details and cannot wait to see the free virtual “Oldies and Goodies” exhibit when it opens January 22, 2021.

 

 

PALM     BEACH     WATERMEDIA     SOCIETY

Invites Members to our January Virtual Art Show :  OLDIES     AND     GOODIES”

(NO RESTRICTION on how old your painting is! NEW paintings accepted!)

Exhibit  on-line  begins  January  22,  2021

Entries will be accepted NOW thru January 18 at: www.cloudfolios.com

Awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place & 2 Honorable Mentions will be presented at our February 11th PBWS Meeting

Eligibility: All PBWS members may enter up to 3 pieces of art. No size limitations. Please call Camille Rosano at 914-260-8690 with any questions.

Entry Fee: $30. (plus $1.50 Cloud Folios administrative fee)

Entry Guidelines: All entries must be made on-line via Cloud Folio at  https://www.cloudfolios.com/exhibitions/162

You must create a free Cloud Folio account and upload your images as a jpeg.  Do not show any frame or mat and the image must be correctly oriented, either vertical or horizontal. (You Tube provides various tutorials on how to photograph, crop and edit your art as an image.) Any entries uploaded onto Cloud Folio after January 18, 2021 will not be accepted.
Eligible Artwork: Watercolors, Acrylics, Collage made by an artists own artwork will be accepted. No oils, pastels, charcoal, drawings, photography, prints or giclees.  Images should be of your original art only, and not created under instruction or copied from another artists work. Only original photographs may be used for reference. Paintings that have been exhibited in prior PBWS shows are not eligible. 

THERE IS NO RESTRICTION ON HOW OLD YOUR PAINTING IS!

Juror:  We are pleased to announce that Lynn Stender will juror our show.  Lynn is an exhibiting member of the Boca Raton Museum, Gold Coast Watercolor Society, Women in the Visual Arts and resident artist of the Boca Raton Resort.
Waiver of Liability: By submitting artwork into the exhibit, you agree to abide by all rules and regulations in this prospectus of the Palm Beach Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition. PBWS reserves the right to use artwork images for publicity and promotion. PBWS is entitled to a 20% donation on the sale of all artwork during the exhibition.

Critique with Miles Laventhall

Two hour virtual workshop with Miles Laventhall

 

The workshop will be held on a weeknight from 7 – 9pm

(to be determined)

 There is no fee for your critique

The 1st twelve members to sign up will have a one-on-one session lasting 10 minutes each. Each participant will receive a critique for 1 painting. The workshop is open to non participating members to view as well. A wonderful learning experience for all! 

Please send an email if you are interested and write Miles Laventhall in the subject line to  Lynne Koenigsberg    jade11611@comcast.net

 

Miles is an artist with 44 years of teaching experience with art and artists across the globe…all levels, through graduate and post graduate instruction.  Whatever your palette of materials, pencil and pastel, traditional watercolor and oils, to contemporary water media and polymers, this instructor will move you past your own expectations.

“Styles change and evolve…the plethora of materials is overwhelming…yet some things remain constant; creating space, building form, relationship, and transition…to develop effective design and engaging art”, Miles Laventhall tells The Rickie Report.

TWO     3 – DAY    WORKSHOPS

 

For more information:

Email: pbws2021@gmail.com

Virtual gallery    cloudfolios.com/exhibitions/156

 

palmbeachwatermedia.org

 

 

 

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Fort Lauderdale Pen Women Announce Call For Women Artists For Juried Exhibit Of All Media

The Fort Lauderdale Branch of National League of American Pen Women shares a Call for Women Artists for a juried exhibition of all media. The Exhibit takes place online at www.cloudfolios.com. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges the artists to apply! We urge art patrons to visit the exhibit, which runs February 11 through March 31, 2021.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALL       FOR       WOMEN      ARTISTS

     ALL       MEDIA

 

 

JURIED       ONLINE       EXHIBITION

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To View The Exhibition:

www.cloudfolios.com/exhibtion/161

February 11 through March 31, 2021

 

 

 

 

Link for Prospectus

 

 

 

 

1st prize 2020  “Friends” by Karen Kondek

 

 

 

 

Online Entry:   

Monday, January 25  thru  Saturday, February 6

Cost: $30 + $1.50 CC processing fee- (2 pieces)

 

ELIGIBLE WORK: (NO THEME)

2 & 3-Dimensional Art/Photography/sculpture: Upon entering this exhibit, you are certifying that this work is an original, not a copy of another artist’s work or a copy of any photograph not taken by you, this work has not been entered before in this annual show, this work was done by only one artist and completed within the last FOUR years.

ORIGINAL ARTWORK ONLY! NO PRINTS OR GICLEES!

 

 

SALES:

 

The sale of artwork is between the artist and the buyer ONLY.

 

 

ELIGIBLE ARTISTS:

 

Pen Women Members and Patrons. Women Guest Artists are invited to enter up to 2 pieces of art and are limited to participation in two of these Annual Juried Exhibits. This show is our way to introduce local women artists to the Ft. Lauderdale Branch of the NLAPW.

 

 

Entry Guidelines:

 

All entries must be made online at Cloudfolios.com. You must create a free Cloud Folios account and upload your images as a jpeg. For each piece of art you enter in our online show you will need: TITLE, MEDIUM, PRICE, WIDTH AND HEIGHT.

 

Collect the data before you start entering your work at www.cloudfolios.com/exhibitions/161.

Do not show any frame or mat and the image must be correctly oriented either vertical or horizontal. For best results, your images should be less than 2MB to upload quickly.

 

Any questions Contact: Tammy Seymour tseymour53@comcast.net or Cell 954-288-7972

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ENTER ONLINE starting Jan 25 to Feb 6 at:

https://www.cloudfolios.com/exhibitions/161

 

 

A ZOOM class on Cloudfolios:

 

A ZOOM class on Cloudfolios will be held on Wednesday January 27th at 1pm if you need help with entering your work. If interested in this ZOOM class, email tseymour53@comcast.net and the ZOOM link will be emailed to you. Written instructions are also available upon request.

 

Entry and Fees: Artists may enter one or two paintings. A non-refundable fee of $30 (plus $1.50 processing fee) will be paid online at cloudfolios.com after you upload your artwork. No changes can be made after entry is received. No refunds will be made. BE SURE YOU ENTER ALL YOUR PIECES AT SAME TIME.

 

Conditions and Liabilities: The submission of entries to this competition shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the terms and conditions as set forth in this prospectus. Pen Women reserves the right to use photographs for publicity and promotion.

 

 

Ribbons & Cash Prizes:

 Sophie Bonet (Head Curator ArtServe)

1ST, 2ND, 3RD & Honorable Mentions

Monetary awards:

A major entry portion of the proceeds will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

AWARDS Presentation:

Thursday, February 11, 2021

12:30 pm Zoom Monthly Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

About the National League of American Pen Women:

 

Since its founding in 1897 by Marian Longfellow O’Donoghue, Henry Longfellow’s niece, the League seeks to create progression and advancement in visual arts, literary work, and musical composition. As the oldest and largest women’s arts organization, members share their creativity in a number of ways, including workshops, exhibitions, discussion groups, performances, demonstrations and lectures, fostering networking and friendships among members, while maintaining a high, broad standard of work, effort and strength that comes from the union.

Many of our artists teach in the South Florida area; many are award-winning artists. All are passionate about encouraging talented young women to pursue their college arts education degrees and raise funds each year to award three $1,500 Achievement Awards to Broward College Women.

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Visit:

lauderdalepenwomen.wixsite.com/nlapw

Facebook.com/nlapwftl/

For additional information please call 954-288-7972

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Annual Juried ONLINE Exhibit – All Media & Fine Arts

Exhibit Dates: February 11th thru March 31st 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tammy Seymour

Art-Chair- Pen Women

www.lauderdalepenwomen.wixsite.com/nlapw

www.facebook.com/nlapwftl

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society Presents A Demonstration By Laurie Snow Hein At Their Zoom Meeting On Wednesday, January 13

The Wellington Art Society presents an art demonstration by Laurie Snow Hein at their Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, January 13. The event will take place through the WAS Zoom virtual link.The public is invited to this FREE event. The Rickie Report shares these details, some sneak peeks of Laurie’s artwork. Don’t miss this inspirational artist and learn how to further your career as Laurie shares her marketing strategies!  RSVP to get the Zoom link!

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  January 13, 2021

 7 PM

 

 

FEATURING:  

LAURIE  SNOW  HEIN

 

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

Please RSVP to: presidentofwas@gmail.com

for the Zoom Link to attend

 

 

 

 

Laurie Snow Hein

 

 

Laurie Snow Hein has been painting since kindergarten when she first picked up a paintbrush. In her teens, she studied with an accomplished illustrator, Graham Ingels, and an extended a year at Columbus College of Art and Design on scholarship. Although she painted portrait commissions and taught art classes when she married, it was not until she turned 40 with six children that it became necessary to support her family on her artistic talents alone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laurie Snow Hein with Best in Show paining 

 

 

 

 

Working 30 years as a professional teacher, licensed artist, illustrator, and exhibitor at the top art festival circuits, Laurie Snow Hein also taught workshops around the country and in Europe. Many awards have accumulated over the years; but it is the joy of teaching, the enthusiasm of her students and clients that is most meaningful. Laurie is an accomplished portrait artist, also well known for Florida landscapes, beaches, oceans, botanicals, and birds. She says, “My passion is driven by the desire to create realistic expressions depicting the divine beauty of God’s creations.” Large paintings, which make the viewer feel they are in the moment, are her forte. Although very realistic, her brushstrokes are bold, rich with colors, transparent glazing, textures, and energetic.

 

 

 

Laurie Snow Hein visiting the National Parks in the US

 

 

 

 

Traveling is a passion for Laurie, while she searches out the heart of locations to paint. In 2019 Laurie traveled across the US on a 90-day trip starting a new collection of artwork representing our National Parks. She has recently participated in a benefit for La Ola Children’s Home in Mexico in which she is giving one of her paintings to the person who gives the largest donation to this tax-deductible charity. Laurie also has an exhibition for the month of January at the New Studio of Visual Arts in Jupiter of a retrospect of her art over the past 20 years including new canvases created during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

 

 

 

Visit her website: www.lauriesnowhein.com or www.Fine ArtAmerica.com, where you can purchase her work directly. Contact Laurie from her website for originals, commissions, or custom made giclee reproductions. Follow her art and videos on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest.

 

 

 

 

 

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

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

Aya Fiber Studio

4745 SE Desoto Ave B2    Stuart, Fl 34997

 

Gather and Learn with Like-Minded Fiber Artists

Learn  new techniques

 

 

Check the Calendar and Register online

 

 

We offer Studio Days where you can practice your new skills

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

INTRO TO INDIGO: MONTHLY STUDIO WORKSHOP:

FEB 2, 2021

FEB 22, 2021

 

 

VISIT    OUR    BOUTIQUE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Contact Suzanne Connors at: (336) 693-4606

or visit www.ayafiberstudio.com

or visit:

www.facebook.com/ayafiberstudio?fref=ts

 

 

 

 

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Palm Beach Watercolor Society Offers Virtual Options For Free Live Demos, 3 Day Workshop With Lian Quan Zhen In January, 3 Day Workshop With David Daniels In February, Live Model Painting Or Drawing. Open To Non-Members

The Palm Beach Watercolor Society (PBWS) offers two 3-day virtual workshops with watercolor artists, Lian Quan Zhen (January 14-16) and David Daniels (February 10-12).  These workshops are open to members and non-members, so  get your calendars out and register now!  In addition, art lovers can enjoy the free virtual demo with Lian Quan Zhen on Thursday, January 14 in the evening.  The Rickie Report shares the details about these events and reminds you that twice a month you can draw or paint with a model.  If you are a watermedia artist, check out this fabulous artist networking organization!

 

 

 

 

  www.palmbeachwatermedia.org

 

 

 

PALM BEACH WATERCOLOR SOCIETY

 

MONTHLY  MEETINGS

 

 

Palm Beach Watercolor Society has gone Virtual!

 

 Our meetings are on the second Thursday of every month with a live demo at every meeting.

 

Join us on Thursday, January 14  when Lian Quan Zhen gives his demo from  6 – 8:30 pm 

 

Everyone is welcome to join us at our meetings~

 

Send us an email at pbws2021@gmail.comto get the link for the virtual meetings

 

 

 

TWO     3 – DAY    WORKSHOPS

 

LIVE       MODEL

 

 

The second and fourth Tuesday of every month

 10  am  –  12:45  pm  

Contact Helene White   email:  hjwhite85@yahoo.com

to draw or paint  with a model

 

 

$5 Members

$10  Non-Members

Reservations can be paid in advance by check (payable to PBWS) or by PayPal.

 

To pay using PayPal, our account is our email address, which is pbws2021@gmail.com.

We ask that you sign up for 2 sessions at a time; should you miss a session you will have a credit that will roll over to your next session.

 

You do not have to have Zoom downloaded on your computer, phone or tablet all you have to do is click on the link on the invite letter that will be sent out the a day prior to the paint in.

 

Please mail your checks to:   Jimmy Walker, Treasurer PBWS   6442 Emerald Breeze Way     Boynton Beach, FL 33437

 

Below is a general format for the paint-in which is open to change based on input from attendees:

• 3-5 two minute poses ( warm up)

• 2 five minute poses

• 2 ten minute poses

• Several 20 minutes poses to allow you time to paint. This is a new experience for us so please be patient as we figure out the process during the first session.

 

For more information:

Email: pbws2021@gmail.com

Virtual gallery    cloudfolios.com/exhibitions/156

 

palmbeachwatermedia.org

 

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society Announces Two Watermedia Workshops Via Zoom Featuring Antonio Masi And Steve Rogers. Open To Non-Members!

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society – A Watermedia Group  (GCWS) is a resource for artists, both new and experienced. GCWS offers Opportunities to learn, paint and sketch; Workshops taught by nationally recognized artists; An annual membership showJuried 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 plus Plein air painting opportunities.  The Rickie Report shares the details of two workshops in 2021: Antonio Masi & Steve Rogers, both are interactive via ZOOM. These are open to non- members and we urge you to network with this organization to further your techniques and achievements. Catch the FREE DEMO with Antonio Masi on Tuesday, December 15 via Zoom. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society

A Watermedia Group

 

 

ArtServe

1350 Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Please Join Us!

Meetings are held
October through May


3rd Tuesday Via ZOOM during COVID

 

 

Antonio Masi

 

 

 

Join us for a live demo by Antonio Masi

GCWS Zoom meeting on Dec. 15th at 7  pm

 

 

 

“Bridge With Taxi” by Antonio Masi

 

 

Members, watch for your Zoom invitation by email

 

 

Non-members, email your request for one to exhibits@goldcoastwatercolor.com.

 

 

See link below for a sample demo by Antonio:

 

 

 

Two   GCWS    Workshops   –   2021

 

 

   INTERACTIVE      ZOOM       W O R K S H O P S !

 

A Bold Approach to Water-Based-Mediums

Antonio Masi     January 19-21, 2021

$275 for members and $315 For Non Members 10-4pm

​ Interactive with one-on-one support with no pre-recordings

 

 

 

 

“Bridge” by Antonio Masi

 

 

 

 Antonio Masi is president of the American Watercolor Society and an International renowned painter.  The goal of this workshop is to show the untapped power of water-based mediums. The focus will be on how to approach the mediums from a contemporary point of view, powerful, emotional and delicate. Learn how attention to details and unusual perspective make for poetic, moody works, with strong textural qualities.

Students are encouraged to find their own inner voice in painting.

 

 

 

Steve Rogers

 

 

The Joy Of Abstract Painting

Steve Rogers  AWS, NWS  March 16-18, 2021

 

$275 for Members and $315 For Non- Members   10-4  pm

 

 

Abstract Painting by Steve Rogers

 

 

 

Join Steve Rogers as we discover the pure joy of painting intuitive Abstract Painting with Fluid Acrylics, Watercolor Pencils and Crayons.  Letting go and realizing that there are no rules, depending entirely on understanding Design and Color Theory.  All of which will be thoroughly explained and illustrated.  Then the fun begins!  Lots of intuitive painting time with help finding your direction and finally what it takes to pull an Abstract together.

Abstract Painting by Steve Rogers

 

 

 

 

 

How to Pay: PayPal  

You can reserve your seat by paying online at www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com/

Or contact Teresa Kirk at swgfl@aol.com

 

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society Announces “46th Annual Members Love Watercolor Free Virtual Exhibit And Sale

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society – A Watermedia Group (GCWS) is a resource for artists, both new and experienced.  The public is invited to their 46th Annual Members Love Watercolor Exhibit and Sale!  The Rickie Report shares the details of this exciting exhibit and reminds everyone that a gift of original artwork is very special indeed! This exhibit and sale is open NOW through March 31, 2021.

 

 

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society-

A Watermedia Group

Presents 

 

 

46th Annual Members Love Watercolor Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Online show

open NOW  through March 31st, 2021

 

 

The show features 50 artists and 81original artworks by GCWS members, some of the finest in the country.

Enjoy the online show at Cloud Folios where you can purchase artwork directly from the site. 

Start your holiday shopping today at:

Online Show Link

https://www.cloudfolios.com/exhibitions/158

 

 

 

 

 

We are pleased to announce our 2020 Prize Winners

 

 

 

Best in Show

 

 

“The Night Before, The Night Before” 

By Christine Landis 

 

 

 

First Prize

 

 

 

 

“Miss Ann and Friend” 

by John Bowen 

 

 

 

Second Prize

 

 

 

“RRR”

by Rita Szopinski 

 

 

Third Prize

 

 

 

 

“Crank Caller”

by Pat Brooks 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to them all!

 

Thanks to our judge David R. Becker of Chicago

 

 

For more information about GCWS and how to enter upcoming online shows visit our website at:

www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com

 

 

 

Please Join Us!

 

 

 

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society

A Watermedia Group

ArtServe

1350 Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

 

 www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com/

 

 

 

Meetings are held


October through May at 7 pm


3rd Tuesday Via ZOOM during COVID

 

 

 

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society – A Watermedia Group  (GCWS) is a resource for artists, both new and experienced. GCWS offers Opportunities to learn, paint and sketch; Workshops taught by nationally recognized artists; An annual membership 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 plus Plein air painting opportunities.

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Lianna Slater Unveils New Jewelry Wearable Artworks In Time For Gift Giving And Offers Free Shipping

Lianna Slater literally grew up surrounded by jewelry, in Rhode Island, the Costume Jewelry Capital of the world.  Her instinct for design and innate curiosity drives her to create one-of-a-kind wearable art accessories that are affordable and covetable.  “Be YOU! Stand out!” is her motto.  The Rickie Report shares Lianna’s stories and some sneak peeks of her newest jewelry pieces.  Lianna is offering free shipping for holiday gift giving (which includes gifting yourself)!

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  How did growing up near Providence, RI influence your life?  

LMS:

LMS: I had the pleasure of growing up in the 1980’s in Warwick RI, near Providence, RI. At the time it was known as “The Costume Jewelry Capital of the World”. Providence aptly earned its reputation, having produced 80% of costume – fashion jewelry made in America at the time. My passion for jewelry began in my childhood. My supportive mother, brought me to a costume jewelry event every holiday season. We’d rummage through colorful costume jewelry, buckets of rhinestone earrings and pave encrusted brooches. Once home, she and Id critiqued which items looked best with our wardrobes!

In a way, Rhode Island’s diverse art and culture industries, influenced me to pursue my career in the arts.

 

 

 

 

TRR:  This sounds like a joyous adventure!  What did you do with your “finds”?

LMS:

In the beginning, I’d basically dismantle all my finds and essentially reinvent the components to match my outfits. During the 1980’s, iconic musical artist, Madonna, hit the music scene. Her offbeat, non-conformist, fun style influenced me then and these qualities still inspire my jewelry today!

 

 

 

 

 

TRR: How did this influence your career path?

LMS:

 

I knew at a young age that I wanted to pursue a career in the fine arts. I attended the Rhode Island School of Design, a four-year art college in Connecticut and studied art abroad in Florence, Italy. I became obsessed with museums, churches, historic ruins and fascinated with ancient old techniques in jewelry. Everywhere I went, I sketched.

My introduction to the jewelry industry began working for a major costume jewelry manufacturer in Providence,

Rhode Island. Excited to be exposed to casting, electroplating, stone setting and enameling techniques and soaking in every aspect of the trade. My prototypes were reproduced and sold to commercial national brand market accounts, such as; Wet Seal, Target, Charlotte Russe and many more.

 

 

 

TRR: After you left the mass market culture, what did you do?

LMS:

 

I began developing my artistry and techniques at my studio and selling at consignment shops and juried fine art fairs and markets. Simultaneously, I began teaching full- time to adults with developmental disabilities. These amazing folks had a tremendous desire to learn everything about jewelry and the business. Together we realized their dream and opened a shop located in downtown Newport, Rhode Island. It’s called Downtown Designs.

 

 

 

TRR:  How has living in FL changed your career course?

LMS:

My small business continues to evolve and my intensity, passion and enthusiasm is still ever present! My goal this year is to continue to grow my online business. I hope people think of the small businesses when they need a unique and meaningful gift for a family member or friend. I safely welcome appointments and my customers satisfaction is very important to me. I love bringing inspirations to life!

 

My personal inspirations reflect nature, culture, art and fashion.

 

 

 

 

TRR:   As a consummate believer in authentic individuality, Lianna is driven by her philosophy that jewelry should never be an overstatement but rather an exquisite expression that radiates the unique light that shines from within each and every one of us.

 

 

 

Lianna collecting inspirations~

 

 

To see more jewelry designs or contact Lianna for a commission:

Website: liannamichelledesigns.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liannamichelledesigns

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/liannamichelledesign/

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

What’s In A Name? Ask The Winner Of Alan Halpern’s Contest Who Named His Newest Painting, Plus Holiday Savings On Collectibles And Original Art

When Alan Halpern paints, the last thing he is thinking about is a title.  That is why he turned to The Rickie Report readers and offered “naming rights” for his latest painting.  A product of Columbia Motion Pictures, the Pratt Institute, and Dell Publishing, Alan’s experience has depth.  As we unveil the winner and the name chosen, Alan notes that he is offering 10% discount on all collectibles (pillows, jigsaw puzzles, blankets, t-shirts) and 15% discount on original art for the holidays including his famous iconic celebrities.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details here.

 

 

 

www.halpsart.com

 

 

 

AND    THE    WINNING    NAME    IS:

 

 

 

“Blue Eyed Soldier” original painting by Alan Halpern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alan calls the winner, Barbara Lyons, from Port St. Lucie, FL.

 

 

 

 

Barbara chose a Museum reproduction Canvas framed print of the original painting, which she titled “Blue Eyed Solder” 

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Halpern was born in the Bronx, NY and grew up in LIC. He tells The Rickie Report, “My interest in art germinated when I landed a job at Columbia Motion Pictures working in the print/mailroom. There I spent hours visiting the art department making friends and watching the artists create movie posters and 3D displays. I was then accepted by Pratt Institute, a prestigious Art School. Four years later, I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Upon graduation, my first professional  job was a graphic designer at Dell Publishing designing sales and promotional materials for future books to be published. I went on to establish my own marketing/sales promotional design firm in Manhattan until retiring to Southern Florida”.

 

 

 

Alan Halpern with one of his artworks at an Exhibition

 

 

 

 

Alan goes on to say, “I became a member of the Boca Museum of Art and attended theMuseum’s art school. With my background in graphic design, I create portraits of people and animals. With my unique style and use of color, I qualified for Signature Membership in the Boca Artists Guild, a select group of juried artists”.  Alan has been one of the leaders of the Guild and continues to take classes to hone his artistry.  Renown artist and teacher, Miles Laventhall tells The Rickie Report, ” I’ve been working together with Alan Halpern in Masters’ Studio since 2016.  As a seasoned artist he brings a history of culture and experience rarely seen.  Never without a smile and kind word, Al comes to work with an unfettered confidence  and approaches his canvases as a time to celebrate his heroes in history and contemporary life. The subjects he chooses and personal aesthetic are as colorful as he is.  The paintings he creates are visual reminders of life, full of potential and goodwill.  Al, we are blessed and inspired by you, and look forward to many more years of creativity together”.

 

 

 

 

 

15%   Discount  On   All  Original   Art

 

 

 

“Bruno Mars” by Alan Halpern

 

 

Alan’s new website just launched, sharing his signature style and use of bold colors with viewers.  His unique and artistic presentation of different subjects brings smiles to our faces. While he sometimes winks at historic figures, Alan’s paintings bring new life to these icons. Norma, a classmate of Alan’s tells The Rickie Report, “Each stroke is a measured ode to his skill with color and palette ultimately composing a symphony on canvas! Alan creates art that makes him feel good which through his vision he is able to achieve harmony beauty and splendor”.  We could not agree more!

 

 

 

 

 

“Elton John” by Alan Halpern

 

 

 

 

As you browse Alan’s website,  you can purchase Original paintings.  If you are looking for the perfect gift for yourself or someone else, peruse Collectibles which include Museum quality canvas prints, Metal prints,  T-Shirts, Throw Pillows, Blankets and Puzzles!  Bring a Celebrity home for dinner from his “Famous People” category. As he states, “It’s not what you look at that matters… It’s what you see” and you can choose from some colorful contemporary portraits.  Alan’s animals can truly be loved unconditionally!  For all ages and stages of life, Alan’s artistry gives the viewer such joy!

 

 

 

10 %   Discount  On   All  Collectibles

 

 

Alan’s images are available as prints, pillow, jigsaw puzzles and T-shirts!  Perfect for Gift-giving!

 

 

From Betsy Ross to Blondie and Bruno Mars, Alan digs into the personality and reveals the inner essence of people.  Visual Artist, Ana Tamayo tells us, “Alan Halpern is a painter with a very positive view of life and a caring personality. Alan’s connection with people is reflected in his expressive portraits of celebrities where the composition and use of color flow naturally and seemingly, without any effort on the canvas. His sense of design and his experience as a graphic designer are unquestionable.  His works of art are a cheerful reminder to smile!”

 

 

“Zebra” by Alan Halpern

 

 

Alan’s artworks have been exhibited in a number of juried art shows, including: Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Artists Guild Gallery, Living Room Gallery at FAU University, ArtServe Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL., Sugar Sands Park & Community Center, Boca Raton Museum Art School, and Polo Club Boca Raton Arts & Craft Show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact Alan Halpern :

Email:  alan@halpsArt.com

Call:  561-443-7581

Visit:   halpsArt.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

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society Presents A Demonstration By Bobbin Salisbury At Their Zoom Meeting On Wednesday, December 9

The Wellington Art Society Presents A Demonstration By Bobbin Salisbury At Their Zoom Meeting On Wednesday, December 9. The meeting  and demonstration will take place through the WAS Zoom virtual link. The public is invited to this FREE event. The Rickie Report shares these details, some sneak peeks of Bobbin’s artwork, and a link to Artscapes”, a virtual exhibit (available now through January 4, 2021).  RSVP to get the Zoom link!

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  December 9, 2020

 7 PM

 

 

FEATURING:

 

 

 

B O B B I N          S A L I S B U R Y

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

Please RSVP to presidentofwas@gmail.com for the Zoom Link to attend

 

 

“Shades of Pink” by Bobbin Salisbury

 

 

 

Bobbin Salisbury’s creativity was encouraged from an early age and continued through high school and college, where she won awards for her artwork.  Later, when family and work obligations came first, Bobbin still insisted on packing her paints so she could capture the ocean and nature scenes around her on vacations.  Those subjects frequently pop up as her subjects.

 

 

 

“The Green Bridge” by Bobbin Salisbury

 

By attending classes and workshops taught by nationally recognized  artists, Bobbin discovered that she still had her artistic talent and she started painting again. Bobbin tells The Rickie Report, “I now paint every day in my home studio in addition to teaching watercolor classes.”  She became involved in local Art Societies and began her new journey, entering exhibits and even setting up a tent to sell her art at local communities events.  

 

 

 

“Anchors Aweigh!” by Bobbin Salisbury

 

 

Those small steps led to bigger ones, as she immersed herself in the Wellington Art Society and found the camaraderie and networking supportive. Bobbin says, ” Many Artists have great talent but are afraid to use it or even show it. This little seed started to grow… and I started teaching – first to friends, and family. Then I was approached by a local art gallery owner to see if I could teach watercolor”.  She said “Yes” and the seed bloomed!

 

 

 

“Finding My Heart” by Bobbin Salisbury

 

 

Bobbin widely exhibits her work and has won numerous distinguished awards, her work is in collections throughout the country. For more information please visit www.bobbinsartwork.com.

 

 “Teaching the arts”, says Bobbin, “gives me great personal and professional satisfaction. I offer an online, virtual Watercolor school, “Recolor Your World” (www.RecolorYourWorld.comwhere I work with beginning, intermediate and advanced classes to aspiring artists”. Presently Bobbin is working on writing and illustrating children’s books with the help and inspiration from her grandchildren. 

 

 

 

 

 

DON’T       MISS      THIS      EXHIBIT

In addition to the virtual meeting demonstration, WAS will participate in “Artscapes”, a virtual exhibit scheduled from November 1 until January 4, 2021. This exhibit will feature 25 artists and 81 original artworks by WAS members, including stained glass, handmade paper, photography, painting, and more. All artwork is for sale and a portion of proceeds go towards WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs. 

For more information and to view the virtual gallery, please visit the Wellington Art Society home page at www.WellingtonartSociety.org.

 

 

 

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

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

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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