“Best Of The Clubs” At Lighthouse ArtCenter Showcases Accomplished Residents From Local Communities. Opening Reception March 21. Exhibit Runs March 21 – 30

The Lighthouse ArtCenter presents the return of the “Best Of The Clubs” with an Opening Reception/Artist Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 21.  This exciting installation showcases accomplished residents from many of our private communities from Palm Beach to Stuart.  The exhibition is available March 21- 30.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 am – 4 pm      Sat 10 am – 2 pm

 First Saturday of the month no charge

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Announces:

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibition Reception and Award Ceremony:

 

 

 

3rd Thursday

Thursday, March 21

 

5:30 – 7:30 pm

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

Exhibit is available March 21 – 30, 2019

 

Jane Rose, “Fun with Flatware”  Ibis Camera Club

 

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter presents the return of the Best of the Clubs Art Exhibition. This exciting installation showcases accomplished residents from many of our private communities from Palm Beach to Stuart. The exhibition will be from March 21 – 30, 2019, with the opening reception and award ceremony on Thursday, March 21 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Regina Childs, “Portrait, Lady with Cat”  Mirasol Country Club

 

 

 

 

These talented artists show their most current, original art in a setting that cultivates a ideas, techniques, and creativity in our vibrant community.  It is an exciting exhibition – sure to be one of the cultural highlights of the season.  

 

 

Jim Davis, “Lunar Landing”   Jupiter Hills Club

 

Each club juries in the best of their members’ work from the past season including everything from stone sculpture to cold wax encaustic, from watercolors to photographs.   

 

 

Rita Shapiro, “Incognito”  Club at Ibis

 

“The caliber of the artwork is exceptional,” says Janeen Mason, Curator of the Lighthouse ArtCenter. “Every year we are delighted with the diversity and excellence of the submissions. It’s a real tribute to the talent that is right here in our community.”

 

Laurie Aguera-Arcas, “Camouflage in Black” Mariner Sands (Laurie has taught classes at LAC)

 

 

 

Participating Communities Include:

Admiral’s Cove, Jupiter

BallenIsles Country Club, Palm Beach Gardens

Frenchman’s Creek Country Club, Palm Beach Gardens

Frenchman’s Reserve, Palm Beach Gardens

Ibis Country Club Camera Club, West Palm Beach

Ibis Country Club, West Palm Beach

Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club, Jupiter

Jupiter Hills Country Club, Tequesta

Jupiter Island Artists, Jupiter Island

Loblolly Country Club, Hobe Sound

Lost Tree Village, North Palm Beach

The Loxahatchee Club, Jupiter

Mariner Sands Country Club, Stuart

Mirasol Country Club, Palm Beach Gardens

PGA National Members Club, Palm Beach Gardens

Sailfish Point, Stuart

Turtle Creek Country Club, Tequesta

 

 

This exhibition is generously sponsored by Peacock + Lewis Architects and Planners, LLC. Peacock + Lewis has been providing architecture and interior design services to communities, organizations, business owners, governments and individuals since 1961. 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

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Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County Announces Reception To Meet Featured Artist, Michael D’Amato On March 16

On Saturday, March 16 The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County invites the public to meet Featured Artist, Michael D’Amato.  His award winning artwork has been part of international and national exhibits, bringing viewers a different eye to photography. The Rickie Report shares the details of this Free Art Event and encourages you to meet the artist and hear what piques his interest and inspires him.  We include a few sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

601 Lake Avenue       Lake Worth, FL 33460

 (561) 471-2901

 

 

 

INVITES  THE  PUBLIC  TO  MEET

 FEATURED  ARTIST:

 

 

MICHAEL    D’AMATO

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

3 -5 PM

 

 

Light refreshments will be served

Exhibit Runs Through March 23

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue       Lake Worth, FL 33460

 (561) 471-2901

Public Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday

 

Michael D’Amato “Two Women at Hagia Sophia”

 

 

 

Michael D’Amato takes the viewer on a journey through shadow, shape, and structure with his photographs.  What does he see that others miss?  He tells The Rickie Report, “Light, shadow and atmospheric change trick the eye and cause an ordinary structure to appear both static and dynamic”. Michael celebrates construction, geometry, and architecture.  He brings the viewer along as he travels the globe.

 

 

Michael D’Amato “Queensborough Bridge NYC”

 

 

Sometimes, Michael’s perspective makes us wonder where in the world he found such a place – and how we can go there!  His knack for engaging  viewers in this dialogue is wondrous.  When artwork gets you to ask questions, the artist is doing a good job!

 

 

Michael D’Amato “Circular Path”

 

 

 

Michael shows us how buildings, as a whole and as parts-of-the-whole, have their own beauty and mystery.  He maximizes natural light’s effect on moving clouds and water. Instinctively, we are aware, but rarely do we take the time to appreciate it!  

 

 

Michael D’Amato  “Dervishes”

 

 

Michael’s travels through Southeast Asia and India are particularly fascinating, as he takes a real slice of life and makes one photograph sing with a story.  He has won awards in juried exhibits and his photographs have been in several SOLO exhibits.  He often quotes American sculptor Arthur Carter, “Only squares and circles, lines and ellipses can elegantly explain and simplify the complex meaning of life.”

 

 

 

For more information about Michael’s photography:

www.michaeljdamato.com

561.504.5457

mdamato@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Coral Springs Festival Of The Arts Celebrates With Fine Art & Crafts, Gardenfest, Fashion Exhibit, And Special Guest, Connie Francis March 16 & 17

The Coral Springs Festival of the Arts celebrates its 15th year in grand proportions!  Mark your calendars for Saturday and Sunday, March 16 & 17! Enjoy the Howard Alan juried outdoor art show, Gardenfest Coral Springs, Flamenco dancers, and a Wallpaper Fashion Exhibit. A literary workshop with special guest, Connie Francis takes place on Friday, March 15 and requires reservations for the free lecture. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks, including Featured artist, Susan Greeley.

 

 

 

 

C O R A L    S P R I N G S

FESTIVAL  OF   THE  ARTS

Saturday and Sunday, March 16 & 17

10 am – 5 pm both days

Free admission

Free parking and shuttle service available:

Coral Springs Center for the Arts

2855 Coral Springs Drive

During the hours of the show on Saturday and Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stop by this celebration of every medium of art on March 16 – 17 during the 15th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts. Held in conjunction with the Coral Springs Art Festival Committee and the City of Coral Springs, the Festival of the Arts and Crafts features life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics, and more during the free, outdoor event. The Festival also includes a full Green Market as well as live, cultural entertainment.

 

 

 

Connie Francis will be the 2019 Literary Guest Speaker at the Festival’s Literary Workshop. The Workshop will be held on Friday, March 15th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts. Ms. Francis will discuss her newly released autobiography “Among My Souvenirs – The Real Story”, which includes stories about her life including time spent with Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and Ed Sullivan.  The event is free to the public, however, due to seating limitations, those wishing to attend will require a ticket from the Festival’s online registration which will begin on February 1st.   http://www.csfoa.org

 

 

There will be two stages featuring entertainment which will include musical groups from genres ranging from Jazz to Country to Motown. And for the first time, the many styles of dance and entertainment represented at the Festival will include Flamenco Dancers. Music and dancing will be continuous throughout the weekend. 

 

Peruse the Fine Art and Fine Crafts

 

 

 

New to this year’s lineup of events is a unique exhibit called “Art as Fashion” presented by Atlantic Wallpaper. The exhibit will feature dresses made entirely of wallpaper and designed by local fashion designers. Make your way to the North Stage on Saturday the 16th from Noon to 5:00 PM to see these beautiful creations.

 

 

 

 

Susan Greeley Named Signature Artist
for Coral Springs Festival of the Arts 2019

 

 

Susan Greeley, Featured Artist Coral Springs Festival of the Arts 2019

 

 

The Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is proud to announce Susan Greeley as the 2019 Signature Artist.  The winning entry, entitled “Nature Calls” depicts a cattle egret and great blue heron in a colorful Everglades landscape. Greeley’s painting will be featured in the Festival’s advertisements and on T-shirts and posters sold at the festival.

 

“Nature Calls” by Susan Greeley

 

 

Greeley has taught K-12 Visual Art since 1981. During this time she was able to develop her own art by experimenting with different media and themes. The natural beauty and color in landscape is the primary focus of her work. She explains, “Hopefully through my paintings the viewers will be able to experience everyday places and spaces in a new light.” 

 

 

With its tree canopy, restaurants and shops, The Walk of Coral Springs provides the perfect venue for the Festival. With something for everyone, children to seniors, art lovers to music lovers, theatre enthusiasts to literary enthusiasts, the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is the signature event for Western Broward County. The Festival is easily accessible from the Sawgrass Expressway, offers free convenient parking and a free trolley system to off-site parking.

For more information on the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts, visit www.csfoa.org.

 

The Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to raise awareness of the arts and culture in northwest Broward, and to entertain, educate and inspire its attendees. This event is partially funded by the Broward County Board of Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 33-years established company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Alexandria, VA; Aspen, CO; Sarasota, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation.

Please visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

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Gin Blische Is Featured Artist At Artisans On The Ave In Lake Worth. Meet Her Fantastic Wool Felted Woodland Creatures On March 15

Wool sculptor, Gin Blische has created a community of woodland creatures who are caught off guard when a big wind sends them on an adventure!  Stop by the free Opening Reception on Friday, March 15 at Artisans On The Ave and meet Gin as well as the other artists in this gallery!  Gin’s needle-felted sculptures are one-of-a-kind and each has its own personality.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTISANS   ON   THE   AVE

  PRESENTS:

 

 

“The  Briar  Wind”

 

 

 

Featuring:

 

G I N         B L I S C H E

Friday, March 15  

6:00  – 9:00  PM

 

 

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

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

A community woodland creatures are caught off guard when a big wind sends them reaching for any anchor they can get their feet into!  You’re invited to a fantastical felted world created by wool sculptor, Gin Blische.  “The Briar Wind” will enchant anyone with whimsy in their heart and forest life in their soul!

 

 

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

info@ArtGalleryPalmbeach.com
www.artisansontheave.com

 

 

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The Most Anticipated Exhibits: Annual “Armory Artists Show” And “Armory Faculty Show” Scheduled For March 15

The Armory Art Center is proud to present the most anticipated exhibitions of the year. The Opening Reception and Awards for the 2019 “Armory Artists Show” and the Opening Reception for the “Armory Faculty Show” are scheduled for Friday, March 15. The public is invited to celebrate the connections between the teachers and student artists who create artworks in all media.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

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

 

 

2019 Armory Art Center

Faculty Showcase / All Student Showcase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, March 15, 2019

6:00 – 9:00 pm

Non-Members: $5, Members: Free

Greenfield Gallery | East Gallery (Faculty)

Montgomery Hall (Student)

EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm | Saturday 9 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

The Armory is proud to present the largest and best-attended exhibitions of the year. The opening reception and awards for the 2019 “Armory Artists Show” and the opening reception for the  “Armory Faculty Show” are scheduled Friday, March 15, 2019 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The “Armory Faculty Show” runs through April 6th in East and Greenfield Galleries. The “Armory Artists Show” runs through April 12th in Montgomery Hall.

 

Kelly Klein, “Golden Egg,” Ceramics

 

 

 

 

This year’s guest judge for the “Armory Artists Show” is Chana Budgazad Sheldon, Executive Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami. This is an annual exhibition and sale of artwork from artists who create work in all departments in the Armory’s art school.

 

 

Nancy Tart, “Grassy Waters Preserve,” oil on canvas

 

 

Liza Niles, Chief of Education and Exhibitions at the Armory said, “ This year there is an exceptional number of artists enrolled in classes and faculty members who will be exhibiting their work—so there will be a wide breath of technique and talent.”  These two exhibitions celebrate the connection between the teachers and the artists who attend their classes and create artwork in all media.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Center For Creative Education Presents: “Passenger: A Global Journey” Curated By Bruce Helander. Public Is Invited To Exhibit And Opening Reception March 16

The Sallie and Berton Korman Gallery at the Center for Creative Education presents “Passenger: A Global Journey” featuring photography by Christopher Fay, Hope Kahn, and Shalini Nopany.  Curated by Bruce Helander, this exhibit explores how individual artists view the world and capture images to share with the viewer.  The Opening Reception takes place on Saturday, March 16.  This exhibit is available now through March 30. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
T: (561) 805-9927       cceflorida.org

 

The Sallie & Berton Korman Gallery at Center for Creative Education

 

PRESENTS:

 

 

 

 

 

‘Passenger: A Global Journey’

Curated by Bruce Helander

 

 

 

 

Featuring photography by:

Christopher Fay, Hope Kahn, & Shalini Nopany

 

 

 

 

Public Reception: Saturday, March 16

 6:00 – 8:00 PM

$10 Entry to support the charitable mission of Center for Creative Education.  Light Bites and Drinks to be served

Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Exhibition is open to the public Now through March 30

 

 

Photography by Christopher Fay

 

 

Photographer Christopher Fay believes recognizing beautiful ART around you constantly is a gift and skill that comes from viewing the world through the Artist’s Eye. The trick is to develop the patience and imagination to recognize it.  From there, each image calls for its own composition.  With the onset of digital photography and many digital photography advancements, new worlds have opened a new age of creating high-quality photographic artwork.  By using various techniques and tools to enhance regular photographs, spectacular results can be achieved in the finished image.

 

Photography by Hope Kahn

 

 

Photographer Hope Kahn uses many different photographic means to capture an image; such as digital cameras, plastic cameras and pinhole cameras. She then applies, a variety of finishing techniques.  Some of the techniques used are historical processes such as Photo Gravure, Cyanotype as well as the use of paper negatives. The common thread in her art is the blending of the realistic into the interpretative – producing a poetic quality to her photographs. Her clients have often called her work “mysterious and otherworldly.”  

 

 

 

Photography by Shalini Nopany

 

 

Photographer Shalini Nopany is known for both black and white and color images of people and places. Her photographs, which radiate with a woman’s sensibility, freeze a moment in time that captures emotions and actions. Her themes have included motion, emotion, and people’s activities in different settings.

 


Curator Bruce Helander

 

 

Curator Bruce Helander is an art critic, arts writer, curator and artist whose specialty is collage and assemblage. He has a master’s degree in painting from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, where he later became the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of the college. He is a former White House fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and has won the South Florida Cultural Consortium fellowship for professional achievement in the visual arts. He is one of two 2014 inductees to the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, Florida’s most prestigious arts and culture honor (the other is musician Tom Petty).

 

 

 

 

 

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education
425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33406
561-805-9927

For more information about this event, classes, workshops or upcoming exhibits:

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery and Marketing Manager

JonathonO@cceflorida.org

State Issued Photo ID Required for Visit
T: (561) 805-9927 ext. 106   F: (561) 805-9929
W: cceflorida.org 

Empowering Students to Grow Academically, Creatively and Socially Through Arts-Based Education

 

 

 

 

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Equine Artist And Sculptor, Jean Williard, Is Featured At Wellington Art Society Meeting On March 13. Public Is invited

Equine artist and sculptor, Jean Williard will be the featured demonstrator for the Wellington Art Society‘s meeting on Wednesday, March 13.  The public is invited to this free event to network and meet the artists.  This event takes place at the Wellington Community Center and includes a Meet and Greet, Demonstration and a unique raffle (proceeds go to the Art Scholarship Fund).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  March 13, 2019

 

6:30 pm

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

FEATURES:

 

 

 EQUINE ARTIST AND SCULPTOR

JEAN WILLIARD

 

 

 

 This is event is open to members and non-members

 

 

 

 

 

Jean Williard with one of her sculptures

 

Jean Williard has always loved horses, drawing them from the time she was very small.  Her mother who was a portrait painter who discouraged her from pursuing her art, telling her” you have to be great to succeed”. Jean became an academic, receiving her doctorate in Developmental Psychology, teaching as an adjunct professor and working with children with behavioral and developmental problems.

 

 

 

“Downhill” by Jean Williard

 

 

Jean’s family could never afford a horse, so when she received a graduation check from her parents, she bought her first horse.  Her horses became her passion.  Years later when her mother came to live with her, she retired from her profession and after her mother passed away, Jean’s daughter suggested they take an art course together.

 

  

 

“Chucker” by Jean Williard

 

 

 Once she had  enrolled in a sculpture course she was hooked!  She has moved from working with ceramic clay to oil based clay and has been winning awards for her sculptures ever since.  She is delighted to have rediscovered herself at this point in her life.  She displays her beautiful sculptures in the Wellington Galleries and the LighthouseArtCenter in Tequesta. Jean says “I hope I can share this enthusiasm and love for horses with you”.   

 

 

 

Close-Up  “Big Jumper” by Jean Williard

 

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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Michael D’Amato Takes Us On A Journey Through Shadow, Shape, And Structure With His World Of Photography

Photographer Michael D’Amato brings the viewer on a journey with his black and white images taken during his world travels.  While you may see an image that sparks a memory of your own travel spots, Michael shares each place with a nuanced view to better appreciate its architecture and majesty of form. His photography has won awards and has been included in international and national exhibits.  The Rickie Report shares some images plus a video, taking you along one of Michael’s expeditions.   

 

 

 

M  I  C  H  A  E  L     J.    D’ A  M  A  T  O

P H O T O G R A P H Y

 

“Ascending Channels” by Michael D’Amato

 

 

 

A Journey

Through Shadow, Shape and Structure

 

“The greatest joy for me is geometry; that means a structure… it’s a recognition of order which is in front of you.”  – Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer

 

“Scales” by Michael D’Amato

 

 

 

Michael D’Amato tells The Rickie Report, “Geometry and architecture are inexorably bound. Shapes, curves, angles and lines give rise to construction that marries beauty and purpose.  Light, shadow and atmospheric change trick the eye and cause an ordinary structure to appear both static and dynamic.This series is intended to encourage you to look at architecture with new eyes – to experience the majesty of form”.

 

 

 

“Standing Among The Shadows” by Michael D’Amato

 

 

“My goal was to place into stark relief the most basic of shapes – geometric – and examine them on their own terms”.  All images were captured using standard DSLR shooting techniques, maximizing the effect that natural light has on moving clouds and water”.

 

“Pont D’Avignon” by Michael D’Amato

 

 

 

“Choosing various perspectives, using long exposure settings, and darkening filters produced black and white images that have an air of mystery and diffusion.  Blurred figures, soft, creamy clouds and placid, glass-like water combine to remove the viewer from reality and engage in a dialogue with a familiar yet altered world”.

 

 

“Only squares and circles, lines and ellipses can elegantly explain and simplify the complex meaning of life.”   – Arthur Carter, American sculptor

 

Travel With Michael through Southeast Asia in this video: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eJqTukLBfc

 

 

 

Recent Awards and Juried Exhibits:

2017, Keiser Univ., NYC Exhibition, “Radiator Cap,”, “Reflecting Pools,Central Park Boathouse and NYC Skyline were on display.

2017, Hollywood City Hall, a group of 16 photographs reflecting people and places from North America to Southeast Asia.

2017, Art Boca Raton/Art Synergy (Juried) “Two Women at Hagia Sophia

2017, The Crest Theatre, Delray Beach, FL, “Anhingas in the Sun“, was on exhibit.

2016, The Arts Garage, Delray Beach, FL, “Radiator Cap”, “Royalty House”, “Spirit of Light”, “Standing Among the Shadows”, and “Networking” were exhibited for a monthlong display.

2016, Coral Springs Museum of Art,  FL, “Networking – Ko Samui” and “At the End of the Day” were on display.

2015 “Radiator Cap – Chrysler Building” won 7th place nationwide in the Light, Space & Time Open Art Competition, and “Angles & Curves I” won Special Recognition.

After qualifying for the Boca Artists’ Guild Signature Member status, “Angles & Curves I” won 1st Place in the FAU Living Room Theatre XXXII  Juried Exhibition.

Video projects can be found at youtube.com, search Michael J D’Amato

Southeast Asia: from Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and ending in Hong Kong.

Great Britain: touring England, Scotland and the surrounding islands. 
A Show of Hands is available in a 28-page and full color e-book and hardcover formats.
A Journey Through Spain is a complete DVD – photos and Spanish guitar soundtrack – which captures the majesty of four great Spanish cities: Sevilla, Valencia, Granada and Barcelona.

 

For more information about Michael’s photography:

www.michaeljdamato.com

561.504.5457

mdamato@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Loxahatchee Art Show At Gisela Pferderkaemper Gallery Is Sure To Please Equine Art Lovers

The Loxahatchee Art Show at Gisela Pferderkaemper Gallery will feature ten artists’ original 2D and 3D artworks.  Stop by the Opening Reception on Sunday, March 10 and enjoy live music, refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists.  The Exhibit continues March 11 and March 12.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this Free Event and knows you will enjoy the festive celebration in the garden.

 

 

 

 

 

Artwork by Carla Golembe

 

Gisela Pferderkaemper Gallery

 

Opening Reception:

 

 Sunday, March 10th

 

5 – 9 pm

Exhibit Continues March 11 – March 12

 9 am – 4 pm   

561-422.3037

14281 Collecting Canal Road, Loxahatchee, FL

 

 

DIRECTIONS:

Out Southern Blvd past fairgrounds turn right on D Road and go to 2nd street and turn right. Gisela is on left a short way down.
Please pull in gate to park.

 

“Africa” by Gisela Pferderkaemper

 

Exhibiting Artists :

 

Gisela Pferderkaemper

Michelle Hundt

Susan Painter

Mindy Colton

Rollin McGrail

Patricia Peters

Emma B

Lorella Zanchetta

Philippa

Carla Golembe

 

 

 

 

 

“A Little Attitude” Sculpture by Mindy Colton

 

 

 

 

 

For more information email Gisela: howald@hannovercorp.com
or call 561-422.3037

14281 Collecting Canal Road, Loxahatchee, FL

DIRECTIONS:

Out Southern Blvd past fairgrounds turn right on D Road and go to 2nd street and turn Right. Gisela’s is on Left a short ways down.
Please pull in gate to park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Lighthouse ArtCenter 6th Annual Plein Air Festival Features 35 Award Winning National Artists. Public Invited To Demos, Exhibit, Sale March 9 – 17

Over 130 artists from around the country vied to be a participant in the 6th Annual Plein Air Festival this year.  With only 35 positions available to be filled, the Lighthouse ArtCenter is thrilled to have the very best of the best attend the week-long event being held from March 9 – 17, 2019.  Participants compete for over $15,000 in cash and prizes. Check out the Teen Paint Out (March 9), the Kids Paint Out (March 9), Quick Draw Paint Out (March 10), Paint Out with Juried Artists (March 11- 15), Demos (March 11-15), Wet Paintings on Display and For Sale ( March 11- 14), Meet & Greet the Artists (March 13), VIP Collectors Cocktail Party and Sale (March 15), Display Of Artwork (March 16), Final chance to see and purchase paintings (March 16).  The Rickie Report shares the details of these events and some photos from last year’s event.  Some events require registration!

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

Gallery Hours:    M-F 10 am – 4 pm      Sat 10 am – 2 pm

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter

6th Annual Plein Air Festival

Features 35 Award-winning National Artists

 

 

Kathleen Denis Demo on the Beach 2018  Photo courtesy of Craig Houdeshell

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is thrilled to have the very best of the best that will attend the week-long event being held from March 9 – 17, 2019. Participants compete for over $15,000 in cash and prizes.  The Festival incorporates five days of outdoor painting in various locations throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties, during which locals, visitors and art collectors can watch and interact with these world-renowned national artists, view the art at the gallery or online through the ArtCenter’s website and have the opportunity to purchase these original wet paintings.

 

 

 

The 2018 Grand Prize winner Jeff Markowsky will be the judge for this year’s event. Each artist selects their best two paintings for the judging, which are not available for sale until after the judging is complete. The award ceremony takes place at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15 at 5 p.m. the VIP Collectors Party begins. The guests at the party will have the first chance to purchase the award-winning works, as well as all of the works selected for judging. 

 

 

 

“Painting “en plein air” is simply painting outdoors,” said Jennifer Chaparro, Director of Communications of the ArtCenter. “The wet paintings are created from what the artist is looking at, and the paintings resonate with people because it reminds them of their favorite spots. It’s a snapshot of our area and a visual record of the history of this region.”

 

 

 

 

 

2019 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:

 

 

 

Kids Paint Out Day 2018 with Jane O’Neill

 

 

 

Saturday, March 9 Teen Paint Out 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art, Tequesta, Florida. Free for teens, registration is required. This is an incredible opportunity for young students to have a one-on-one learning experience with Master Plein Air painters Jeff Markowsky and Ralph Papa. Limited to 20 students.

 

 

Saturday, March 9 Kids’ Paint Out** Constitution Park, Tequesta, Florida. 1:00 – 3:00 pm, free for kids ages 5-13. Registration required. 

 

 

Sunday, March 10 Quick Draw Paint Out** 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Flagler Park, Stuart, Florida. The public is invited to participate in the Quick Draw Paint Out alongside our juried artists. This is a judged event with the first place winner receiving $500 in cash and their artwork featured on Plein Air Magazine Outdoorpainter.com – a total value of $750.  Jeff Markowsky will be the judge for the Quick Draw Paint Out.

  • Registration is required for artists ($30 for ArtCenter members, $40 for nonmembers).  Register at PleinAirLAC.org, by phone at 561-746-3101 or register the morning of the event.
  • Painting from 9 a.m.- 11a.m. 
  • Award ceremony at noon
  • Sales of paintings from 12 noon to 2 p.m. 

 

Nancy Tankersley Demo 2018.   Photo Courtesy of Craig Houdeshell

 

 

 

Monday to Friday, March 11-15 Festival Paint Out with Juried Artists** Multiple Locations throughout Martin and Palm Beach County.

 

 

Demos by artists on site each day, Monday – Thursday** 

Monday: Riverbend Park, Jupiter – Jeff Markowsky, 4-6 p.m. 

Tuesday: Coral Cove Park, Tequesta – Jane Hunt, 10 a.m.-12.noon 

Wednesday: Port Salerno Marina, Craig Reynolds, 4-6 p.m. 

Thursday: Sailfish Marina, Riviera Beach, Michele Byrne, 4-6 p.m. 

Check website for locations and times

 

 

Wet Paintings on display and for sale at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery**:
Monday – Tuesday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday – Thursday, 10:00 am – 7:30 pm 

 

Selling Art , 2018. Photo Courtesy of Jenn Huttula

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 13 Artist Meet & Greet**Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 5:30 – 7:30pm. Free to the public, paintings for sale and light refreshments. 

Friday, March 15 VIP Collectors Party & Sale Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 5 – 9 p.m. 

VIP guests will have the first look and chance to purchase the award-winning paintings. Enjoy mingling with the artists, refreshments from local restaurants and a wine bar.

  • VIP tickets are $125 per person (5 – 9 p.m.), and can be applied toward a purchase of one painting during the party.
  • General admission tickets are $25 per person (6:30 – 9 p.m.), and can be applied toward a purchase of one painting during the party.

 

Manon Sander Painting 2018  Photo Courtesy of Craig Houdeshell

 

Saturday, March 16 Wet Paintings on display and for sale**Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

 

 

Saturday, March 16 Battle of the Brushes 1 – 3 p.m. Three of the juried artists will go brush to brush painting from the same photo. The results are fascinating and the paintings will be for sale.

 

 

Sunday, March 17 Wet Paintings on display and for sale** Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Last chance to view and purchase the Plein Air paintings!

** Open to the public

For all of the details and more information about the artists go to www.PleinAirLAC.org or call 561-746-3101.

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c(3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton, son of the founders of the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. In the last 55 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Florida  33469 (561) 746-3201. Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store, 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, Florida 33469 (561)748-8737.  Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  

www.LighthouseArts.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