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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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

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

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Vicki Siegel “In Combination” Solo Gardens Art Exhibit Opens At Palm Beach Gardens City Hall December 7 Through January 31, 2021. Free And Open To The Public

GardensArt, a City of Palm Beach Gardens Art in Public Places program, presents “In Combination”, an exhibition of mixed media paintings by artist Vicki Siegel. The SOLO exhibition opens December 7 and runs through January 21, 2021 at City Hall Lobby in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Vicki ‘s artworks merge painting and photography resulting in images that are both real and imaginary.  Don’t miss this exhibit!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

V I C K I          S I E G E L,     A     S O L O     E X H I B I T

 

 

 

“I N        C O M B I N A T I O N”

 

 

 

 

“Labyrinth of the Heart” Acrylic and Archival Pigment Inks, 24” x 24″ by Vicki Siegel

 

City   Hall   Lobby

10500 N. Military Trail       Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

 

 

 

Exhibit Opens December 7 and runs through January 21, 2021 

 

 

Exhibit hours: Monday – Friday   8 am – 5 pm

 

For more information: please call (561) 630-1100 or visit www.pbgfl.com

 

 

 

 

“Dream” Acrylic and Archival Pigment Print, 36” x 48″ by Vicki Siegel

 

 

Vicki Siegel is a mixed media artist whose paintings unite painting and photography together to create a new reality. By combining these mediums, she creates images that merge her fascination with the world around her and the physicality of paint. Blending the two art forms is a process that results in images that are both real and imaginary. 

 

 

 

 

“Sustain” Acrylic and Archival Pigment Inks, 36” x 48″ by Vicki Siegel

 

 

Siegel’s works can be found in many private and corporate collections. She shows in various regional exhibit venues and galleries. Vicki is a full-time working artist.  Her studio is in Delray Beach, FL.  Vickisiegelart.com

 

 

 

 

 

“Feeling Groovy” Acrylic, Gold Leaf and Archival Pigment Inks, 48” x 36″ by Vicki Siegel

 

 

Vicki Siegel teaches painting and conducts workshops. You will find info on her fun online (Zoom) class “Exploring Painting” through the link below to Old School Square Creative Arts School.  Pursue your passion for painting and develop your individual style:

Click to link to Vicki’s classes at OldSchoolSquareCreativeArtsSchool

 

 

 

 

 

“Transform” Acrylic and Archival Pigment Inks, 24” x 24″ by Vicki Siegel

 

 

See more artworks at:

Vickisiegelart.com  or     Vickisiegelart on Instagram

 

 

 

 

Artist, Vicki Siegel

 

For more information about classes, workshops, and exhibits:

vickisiegelart@gmail.com

Follow me on Instagram: instagram.com/vickisiegelart

Friend me on FB: facebook.com/vickisiegel 

 

Studio Visits are by appointment only.

Email vickisiegelart@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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Lynn Morgan Achieves The Non-Objective Objective In Her Newest Artworks Exhibited At The Palm Room December 2 – 31

Lynn Morgan‘s newest artworks will be seen at the Martin Artisans Guild Exhibit beginning on Wednesday, December 2.  Meet Lynn at the Opening Reception being held at the Palm Room in Stuart, FL.  Lynn is inspired by the sights and sounds of her travels to various parts of the world.  Trying new elements in her artwork is part of Lynn’s journey.  Her newest works include the addition of cold wax to the oil paint, and using a palette knife more than a brush.  For those unfamiliar with the difference between abstract and non-objective painting, this is the time to speak with Lynn and learn more!  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and all of the details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER,  2020    EXHIBITION

 

 

Opening Reception:

 

 

Wednesday, December 2

 

 

5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

 

The Palm Room

 3778 SE Ocean Blvd    Stuart, FL  

 

 

 

Enjoy Refreshments and Meet the artist  

 

 

NORMAL  GALLERY  HOURS:   Wednesday  – Saturday  12 – 6 pm

 

Exhibit available December 2 – 31, 2020

 

 

You can also see Lynn’s work in the Palm Room for the month of March, including the Martin County Open Studio Tour March 6-7, 2021

 

 

 

“Beyond The Gate” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

Lynn Morgan tells The Rickie Report, “I have painted in acrylics, watercolors and then pastels, and have made a large investment in materials in each of those media.  I vowed that I would not start investing in the materials required for another medium.  I still love pastels, but when I paint with pastels, my work always seems to end up looking like “something”.  I have always loved abstract art, and it has been my goal to paint more abstractly.  My pastel work has moved toward more abstraction over the years, but I never really felt like I got there completely.  I finally decided to give in and try oil painting.  With the addition of cold wax to the oil paint, and using a palette knife more than a brush, I have finally achieved the non-objective objective”!

 

 

 

 

She explains, “Many people are not familiar with the difference between abstract and non-objective painting.  Unless the work is photo-realistic, all paintings are abstracted to some degree.  You can still have a subject in an abstract painting.  However, non-objective paintings do not have a readily-recognizable subject.  But I think for most artists, non-objective work is harder than subjective work.  All of the principles of a good painting are still important, and the painting won’t work without them:  Value, shape, line, color, composition, mark-making, focus/edges, etc.  Sometimes these elements are difficult to evaluate when the painting process is completely intuitive.  But to me, it’s more fun that way”!

 

 

 

“Spring” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

For Lynn Morgan, creating art is an integral part of her philosophy of being consciously aware of the world around her. Lynn has been creating art all of her life. Until her retirement from the corporate world, art was one of her hobbies, but it was the only hobby that she never tired of. She knew that when she retired, she would reinvent herself as an artist, and that’s what she did! By attending classes and workshops, she learned techniques that have evolved over the years from realistic renderings to a much more abstract style.   “Before I begin a painting, I already have an idea in my head about my intention”, Lynn explains.  “That idea may be inspired by one of my travel adventures or just an initial idea.  Since color is my primary passion, I will select a color palette based on the intention and  what colors I am in love with that day.  For my abstract oil paintings, I begin with a very loose wash of acrylic paint to cover the canvas”.

 

 

 

For her oil paintings, the process is the completely intuitive application of paint with a brush or more often, paint mixed with cold wax applied with a palette knife, or line work using oil sticks.  For pastels, the emotion of the painting begins with the application of soft pastel colors.  “When I think the painting is complete, I leave it on the easel until the next day, when I will undoubtedly see adjustments or additions that need to be made.  I will study the piece and ask myself a series of questions about design and composition.  Does the work convey the intention I had in mind ?  Does it convey the emotion I felt when I imagined the idea?  Are there any areas that need “something”?  Depending upon my response to these questions, I will then make further adjustments or declare it complete and sign it.  My goal is that my work expresses my quest to consciously understand my spiritual self to participate in creating a personal and collective reality for the world around me”.

 

 

 

 

“Energy” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

Travel is one of Lynn’s passions, starting with her travels to Hawaii, where she attended the University of Hawaii for one semester. Since then she has returned to Hawaii with her daughter and also visited Tahiti, France, England, Switzerland, and several other European countries. In recent years, she bicycled in Slovenia, Austria and Italy, she hiked throughout Patagonia, including a visit to Cape Horn. She has also sailed the Dalmatian Islands in Croatia on a 41-foot sailboat. Many paintings have been inspired by these adventures.

 

Lynn was born in a Detroit suburb, but has spent most of her life living in Florida. She doesn’t paint a lot of Florida scenes because she says, “I see Florida scenery all the time. What inspires me is scenery that I only get to see when I travel.”  Lynn’s early art experiences were orchestrated by her mother, a former student at the Parsons School in New York. As a pre-teen, she was allowed to ride the city bus to downtown Detroit (imagine that!) by herself. She would browse the stationary departments at the big department stores to find drawing paper. As a teen, she began to paint with acrylics.

 

 

 

 

“Written on the Wind” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

Life took the marriage and career path, and those demands became primary. Lynn has a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management. She ultimately became a single mother, so the ability to support her daughter became the driving force in her life, although painting remained a hobby. She tried flying a plane, playing guitar and piano, playing golf, SCUBA diving and sailing, but she always came back to painting.  In later years, Lynn began painting with watercolors and took classes with Garri Katz, Barbara Nechis and Robbie Laird. She also took art classes at Palm Beach State College where one of her instructors introduced her to pastels. She was hooked on the look of the pastel sticks, the feel of the medium in her hand with no brush as a go-between, and the brilliant color that clings to the tooth of the paper.

 

When Lynn first began painting with pastels, she tried portraiture. Although her portraits were well-received, she was drawn to non-objective art, and portraiture is about as far from non-objective art as you can get. She began a period of figurative paintings, studying with Margaret Dyer, and her style evolved into a looser, more abstract one. As her travels increased, Lynn began painting landscapes. She has studied with Miroslav Antic, Terri Ford, Casey Klahn, Aline Ordman, Jen Evenhus and Tony Allain. Her style continues to move toward more abstraction in both landscape and figurative works. Lynn has now added an exciting new collection of abstract oil and cold wax paintings to her portfolio.

 

 

 

 

 

“Cliffhanger” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

Lynn is now a full-time artist. She is a signature member of the National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A), the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Florida Artists Group (FLAG), Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA) and the Martin Artisans Guild. She is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America. She exhibits both locally and nationally and has won awards at several exhibits. Lynn is currently represented by GalleryVibe in Naples, FL, and she teaches pastel classes and workshops at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL.

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or other artwork, please contact Lynn:

Website: LynnMorganGallery.com

Facebook link:  https://www.facebook.com/lynnmorganpaintings

Instagram link:  https://instagram.com/lynnmorganfineart/

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum Art School Announces December Workshops And Classes For All Ages. Give The Gift Of Creativity!

The Boca Raton Museum Art School announces NEW classes for children, teens, and adults, PLUS Special December Workshops. Let the Boca Museum of Art School help you boost your well being through creativity!  Social distancing precautions and adherence to CDC guidelines are in place.  The Rickie Report shares all of these details and some sneak peeks. Classes make a perfect gift for the season!

 

 

 

 

 

 

801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

www.bocamuseum.org

 

 

 

 

The Boca Raton Museum Art School welcomes back our loyal snowbirds and local students with a series of ONE day workshops and Studio Time during the month of December.

Visit our website and find the perfect workshop in Painting, Drawing, Jewelry, Mixed Media-Collage, Holiday Hand Printed Holiday Cards, Plein Air Painting, Artsy Spoons in Oil, Figure and Portrait Painting or Drawing and much more.

 

 

 

Click to Register for Fall Sessions and December Workshops

 

 

 

 

Get back to your artistic expressions and give yourself a treat, reconnecting with your talents!

 

 

 

FOR   THE   LOVE   OF   FLOWERS  

WORKSHOP

 

 

 

 

Instructor: Janet Onofrey

Thursday, December 17

9am – 1pm

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: 

 

 

 

 

FANTASY    ILLUSTRATION

 

 

Instructor: Frankie Curran

Mondays  6 – 9 pm  

For adults

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: 

 

 

THE   PHOTOGRAPHER   &   THE   MODEL

 

 

 

Instructor:  Allan Pierce

  Mondays  6- 9pm

 For adults

 

 

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: 

 

 

 

 

FANTASY    ILLUSTRATION    FOR    TEENS

 

 

 

Instructor: Frankie Curran

Mondays  4 – 5:30  pm  

For teens

 

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: 

 

 

 

 

ART    IN    S.T.E.A.M.  –   YES  PLEASE!  

AGES 8 – 12)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructor:  Alexa Frey  

Thursdays  

4:30 – 6 pm

 

 

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: 

 

 

 

 

 

ART SCHOOL SAFETY PROCEDURES

 

We are committed to the health and safety of our students, staff, and volunteers. In consideration of all participating the Boca Museum Art School will follow current guidelines set by the governor of the State of Florida and local authorities.

 

The Art School has created a robust cleaning and sanitizing schedule. Masks will be required for adult instructors, staff, and volunteers. The students will be encouraged to wear masks as well and will be provided. We will adhere to social distancing in the classrooms with a maximum of 10 students per room as well as no rotating between rooms for activities. Each student will have their own set of materials and will not share supplies. Students will wash their hands upon entering the building and will go directly to their classroom. We encourage all students to use the hand sanitizing stations frequently that are placed in each classroom as well as throughout The Art School.

 

 

 

 

For more information about these classes and more:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

www.bocamuseum.org

 

 

 

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We Share Our Gratitude For Arts Educators And Celebrate Dr. Nicole Crane’s 2020 Florida Outstanding Art Educator of the Year Award

Dr. Nicole Crane is an art teacher at Elbridge Gale Elementary School and recently received the 2020 Florida Outstanding Art Educator of the Year Award from the Florida Art Education Association (FAEA).  The award recognizes individuals who have achieved the highest level of professionalism in art education and have contributed their services in an exemplary way to the FAEA and to shared professional goals.  The Rickie Report speaks with Dr. Crane about her journey and what everyone needs to know about the arts in our schools.  We have been grateful for the arts which have given us comfort during the Covid crises.  The appreciation of the arts begins in childhood.  We wish our readers a peaceful Thanksgiving and reflect on the gratitude that fills our lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D R.       N I C O L E        C R A N E

 

 

 

“I have fond memories of my teachers and the role they played in my life,” Dr. Crane said. I decided to use my artistic talent and become a teacher to share that passion with students.”

 

 

 

We celebrate Dr. Nicole Crane and the joy of creativity to her classroom!  She originally intended to become a high school photography teacher, but changed her mind during the internship she held as part of the certification process for art educators, in which teachers split their time between primary and secondary schools. She tells The Rickie Report, “After spending a semester interning in elementary school, I decided that was the level I would teach. Twenty-three years later, I am still grateful for that decision and I love my job.”

 

That gratitude and dedication to her profession motivates the instruction she provides to her students in her classroom. She also makes an effort to offer guidance and serve as a positive example for the kids she teaches, lessons they will take with them once they move on to middle school and beyond.  “I hope they have a love for art, creativity, and innovation,” Dr. Crane said. “Regardless of their artistic ability, I instill the value and enjoyment of art as it relates to their academic subjects, future career choices, and everyday lives.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“It is an honor to receive the award and I am thankful for the support of my school and colleagues,” Dr. Crane said. “I can attest to the quality of our county’s art educators so it is a sincere honor to be nominated by my peers and selected by a state committee.”  From 2008-2018, she served on the board of directors of the FAEA, including a stint as president. Her high-level involvement in the field is no surprise, as Dr. Crane always loved art. From the time she was in high school, she knew that art education would be her chosen career.  One of Dr. Crane’s teachers, who she describes as “amazing”, supported her interests and helped her find college photography programs. This led to her completing a bachelor’s degree in photography, followed by a master’s and doctorate in art education from Florida State University.

 

 

 

 

Q  &  A      WITH      DR.     NICOLE     CRANE

 

 

 

 

TRR:  Why did you choose photography as your medium?  

 

Dr. Crane tells us, “I remember taking photography and loved capturing moments that would otherwise pass possible unnoticed. At the time, it was film not digital. The process of photography from taking the photo to developing and printing and all the possibilities it offered were what drew me to the medium.

TRR:How do your students access photography equipment?

Dr. Crane explains, “Over the years, we have received grants to cover expenses. The availability of devices has increased the opportunity for digital photography.

 

 

 

 

TRR: Especially since Covid, our teachers have been stretched to the max! We want the public to better understand the challenges you face, as an art teacher.

Dr. Crane says, “Kids still love to create. Whether we are in the art room using a variety of mediums or drawing together virtually, they enjoy the opportunity to express themselves. Students are resilient and will be stronger based on their experiences.”

TRR:Is there a way for the public to make donations to help in this effort?

 

Dr. Crane tells us, “The arts always welcome donations and financial support. Teachers have Adopt-A-Class funds and donations are always welcome!”

The Florida Art Education Association (FAEA) promotes visual arts education in Florida through professional development, service, advancement of knowledge and leadership. FAEA promotes quality instruction in visual arts education conducted by certified instructors of art. FAEA encourages research in art education, holds public discussions, sponsors institutes, conferences and programs; publishes articles, reports and surveys; and works with other related agencies in support of visual arts education.

 

 

Dr. Nicole Crane received her BS in Photography before she went on to earn her Masters and PhD in Art Education from Florida State University. Nicole is a National Board Certified Art Teacher and National STEM Certified with over 22 years teaching experience. She has taught in Palm Beach County for 14 years and is also a college adjunct instructor.  Nicole was selected as the 2011 Florida Art Elementary Teacher of the Year by the Florida Art Education Association and served on the FAEA Board of Directors for eight years including President from 2016-2017.

 

To be in touch with Dr. Nicole Crane:

Elbridge Gale Elementary

1915 Royal Fern Dr.  Wellington, Fl 33414

nicole.crane@palmbeachschools.org

2011 Florida’s Outstanding Elementary Art Educator

 

 

 

For more information about FEAE:

402 Office Plaza    Tallahassee FL 32301

Ph: (850) 205-0068

Office Hours:  M-F 8:00am – 4:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Martin Artisans Guild Announces Their December Exhibition And Reception At The Palm Room In Harbour Bay Plaza

The Martin Artisans Guild Announces Their December Exhibition And Reception At The Palm Room In Harbour Bay Plaza.  The Opening Reception is Wednesday, December 2, 2020 and includes refreshments, music and a chance to meet the artists. The Featured artists include: Photographer Barry Steven Greff, sculptor Eduardo Gomez Rojas, fiber artist Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez, and painters Lynn Morgan, Robert Moore and Sue Klahne. The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks, and an introduction to the artists. Masks will be available and Phase 2 distancing guidelines will be followed. All artwork is for sale.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER,  2020    EXHIBITION

 

 

Opening Reception:

 

 

Wednesday, December 2

 

 

 

5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

 

The Palm Room

 3778 SE Ocean Blvd    Stuart, FL  

 

 

 

Featuring refreshments, artists, paintings and sculpture! 

 

 

GALLERY HOURS:   Wednesday  – Saturday  12 – 6 pm

 

 

 

 

The December exhibit is supported in part by Women Supporting the Arts and the Arts Council of Martin County.

 

 

M  E  E  T         T  H  E         A  R  T  I  S  T  S:

 

 

 

Barry Steven Greff

 

 “Ascension” from the Series FLOW by Barry Steven Greff©

 

Photographer Barry Steven Greff specializes in ethereal sea, land and cityscape images as well as portraits of animals and jellyfish. He says he is a perfectionist when it comes to creating his prints.

 

 

 

 

Eduardo Gomez Rojas

 

Sculpted Portrait of a Girl by Eduardo Gomez Rojas

 

Jensen Beach sculptor Eduardo Gomez Rojas states, “Individual uniqueness inspires me.” Telling stories with his sculptures, he is guided by a sense of empathy with others as he strives to reach into the souls of his subjects.

 

 

 

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Handmade Wearable art by  Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

 

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez creates fiber art that is about color and combinations of color that change continuously to form spectrums. Her inspiration comes from nature. Jacquelyn’s unique pieces include wearable and decorative art.

 

 

 

Lynn Morgan

 

 


Painting by Lynn Morgan

 

Working in either pastels or oils, Lynn Morgan finds color to be her passion. Using photographs for inspiration, her work is more abstract and expressive than realistic.

 

 

 

Robert Moore

Painting by Robert Moore

 

 

Creative impressionistic pop-art artist Robert Moore presents a wide variety of images inspired by memories and the world around him. His unique and colorful acrylic paintings present views of the familiar with a realistic, portrait-like feel.

 

 

 

Sue Klahne

 

Painting by Sue Klahne

 

 

Sue Klahne enjoys the freedom of creating fluid abstract art with acrylics and other art mediums. Her paintings are largely inspired by the various blue hues of the ocean and the flow and power of the waves.

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, other events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

 

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