ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Call For Entries Continues As We Celebrate Bud Root-Michels, Virtual Artist In Residence For July

ENDANGERED Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest encourages those artists and photographers who are committed to and focused on using their talent to support wildlife and the environment. Artists and Photographers ages 9 and up are encouraged to apply to this exhibition. The Virtual Artist in Residence Program is awarded monthly to the artist or photographer who has submitted 3 or more entries to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2020. The Rickie Report introduces Bud Root-Michelsthe July, 2020 Virtual Artist-In-Residence and more details of how to apply. Artists are urged to apply before the September 30, 2020 deadline to be part of this exhibition!  







ENDANGERED   Fine Art & Photography   Contest


 July, 2020

We are delighted to introduce you to



Multitalented artist, traveler, conservationist and dreamer

“I touched the face of Mother Nature while keeping my hand intact.”



“I Will Always Have Your Back”  Charcoal, Sumi Ink, Acrylic, Sculpted Bas-Relief background and 23K Gold Leaf.  

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.



We present here a taster of Bud’s work. To see more visit  https://budrootmichels.com





“I believe that the natural landscape is the fingerprint of God”

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.



Bud Root-Michels – In His Own Words


Since my youth in Michigan and Colorado and subsequent travels, I have filled my senses with the rawness, beauty and power of our natural world. I was always outdoors near water and in woods. My first eleven years in Alaska, I lived in the wilderness where I raised my children. I touched the face of Mother Nature while keeping my hand intact. I learned to abide by nature’s rules or suffer the consequences. 




“Scratching Post”  Charcoal, Sumi Ink, 23K Gold Leaf

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.



My fascination, respect and understanding of wild animal and bird behavior deepened. I observed how each species acts within its family group, and has predictable behavior with other species because they, too, abide by nature’s rules.




“A Key Moment”  Charcoal, Sumi Ink, 23K Gold Leaf

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.



I am deeply saddened so many magnificent species are endangered and die prematurely on our watch. This moved me to paint rare blue herons, egrets, tigers, jaguars, leopards, and eagles, followed by a series of polar bears, snow leopards, cheetahs, and hummingbirds with their protective goddesses.



“River Crossing”  Charcoal, Sumi Ink, Acrylic, 23K Gold Leaf

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.


As a lifelong artist my work evolves and yet contains elements I discovered 40 years ago. I used to be rigorous about working with one medium at a time; be it gouache, acrylic, oil, ink, scratchboard, watercolor or colored pencils. Currently I explore mixed mediums pushing each to and occasionally over the limit.   Removing this restriction gifts me with new knowledge, deep creative joy, freedom and ease.




“Nectar of Gold”  Acrylic, Sumi Ink, Sculpted Bas-Relief

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.



In Japan I was exposed to Sumi Calligraphy and the subtle colors used by Japanese artists.  I was intrigued then and now by the harmony of their minimalism.  In Italy and France I saw the reflective beauty of gold leaf in early icons and medieval paintings and the charcoal and terracotta under painting of the Renaissance painters.


In my latest Southwest Series I use graphite, or Sumi ink and charcoal, and 23K gold leaf on a sculpted background to celebrate the energetic habits of wild mustangs, elks, swans, Arabian horses, bobcats, coyote, deer, egrets, red tailed hawks, owls, quail, ravens, raccoons and wolves. ​



“Water’s Edge”  Charcoal, Sumi Ink, Acrylic, 23K Gold Leaf

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.



Bud’s Inspiration


Animals and conservation are important to me for several reasons, I have lived in Alaska, in the past, for over 22 years. Eleven of those years, I lived in the wilderness. I got to observe wild animals in their natural habitat. I got to see the changes of seasons happen before my eyes; Long summers with 24 hours of sunshine. Being “dog tired” at 4am because I forgot to go to bed.  Short crisp Fall days happened with a rapidly decreasing sun each successive day. Rain and snow flurries putting a real urgency in having everything necessary done before you were wintered in.  If you were not prepared for winter, you would not be allowed to see another spring (Mother Nature’s Rule). 

Winter was a quiet time except for the sound of some trees “cracking” when their sap froze.




“Discovery”  Graphite, Sumi Ink and 23K Gold Leaf

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.



A mournful howl of a hungry wolf. Coyotes verbally keeping in touch with their hunting parties. Howling winds and blizzards.  Everything was bathed in indigo blue.

I got to live as a free human animal. I got to build a shelter, store food, raise offspring, defend my turf.  It was good to be at the top of earth’s food chain.

All living creatures require our respect, for their being here, and having their place here, and it is our responsibility “as top dog Humans” to care for and to be an advocate at all times for them.  




“Red Tailed Hawk”   Charcoal, Graphite, 23K Gold Leaf

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.




Why Enter the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest?



In 2016 I was included in Art4Apes group show that was held in Miami FL.  My wife and I spent a very lovely Basel week at the daily Gallery functions that were provided for the artists’ continuing education on doing the business side of their art. 

The inclusion of my oil painting “Great Egret” was a real honor for me.  Because of being included in ENDANGERED Art4Apes show, my fine art career has flourished more and more each year since then.  I now have three quality art galleries representing my work. In the past two years they have sold 23 paintings between them. 




“Bosque Great Egret”  Oil on canvas.  

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.



This year I have entered the 2020 art4apes contest. I hope to be able to give back now. 

If you are serious about being a professional artist I recommend that you enter this contest.

Having been chosen to exhibit in 2016, finally gave gallery owners validity in my work because

“I was invited to show at Basel Week”.




“I Saw You First”  Charcoal, Sumi Ink with 23K Gold Leaf

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.




How Can Artists Help?


Why do we have Threatened and Endangered species? 

Habitat loss?  Changing climate? Exploitation?  

These are mainly “Top dog human” causes.

We all have some special talent or abilities to be responsible, good tenants of this Earth and to our fellow roommates.

I am an artist.  This is the talent I was given and nurtured. I am capable of producing images that are worth 1000 words now.  I choose to do my part (as a good roommate) to show many of our planet’s diverse creatures, in their free state of being, so that maybe those that see my images will get the picture on what it needs to be, not what it is right now.




“Misty Morning”   Charcoal, Sumi Ink with 23K Gold Leaf

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.


See more of Bud’s work at:  https://budrootmichels.com




8th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 



Enter Now!  







Deadline for submission 30th September, 2020.


Details: https://www.Art4Apes.com     Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com 


This global, juried, online art contest focuses attention on the plight of endangered/threatened species/habitats.  The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either

  • Celebration of the beauty of endangered or threatened species/habitats
  • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats

Categories for Entry:

Fine Art (including sculpture, jewelry and wearable art) 

Fine Art Photography (digital manipulation accepted)

Young Artists (birthdays on or after October 1st, 2001).  (We will accept individual or class/group entries.)

We are sorry, but we cannot accept video or film entries in the contest.  


Each entry of a single image must be accompanied by a donation of $25 USD that goes directly to the Center for Great Apes http://www.CenterForGreatApes.org. 

Young Artists enter one image accompanied by a donation of $5 USD.  There is no limit on the number of entries that may be made. 

Cash prizes totaling $3,250 will be awarded in both Fine Art and Fine Art Photography categories. 

Cash prizes totaling $500 USD will be awarded in the Young Artists Contest.

Prizewinners plus an invited selection of entries of significant merit will be offered places in the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition. 



Covid-19 Impact on Exhibition

Planning an exhibition in the Covid-19 era presents significant issues.  We hope for the best but must consider that resurgence of the virus could force last-minute cancellation or strict social distancing severely limiting visitor numbers.  We will make a decision mid-summer as to whether the real-life exhibition will take place. 

The Juried Contest to determine the winners of our $7,000 in prize money will go ahead, closing date 30th September.  

We are developing an exciting virtual exhibition to run regardless of the Covid-19 situation.  This exhibition will run from November 1 to December 31, 2020.  Jury scores (and fit with the theme) will determine the top placed pieces that will get the best positioning.  We will be able to feature 100 pieces in the virtual 2-month show rather than the 50 we can accommodate in the real-life show.  Another great plus is that we will be able to feature EVERY entry as we will reserve an additional 25 places for a “rolling exhibition” so every piece will be featured for at least 5-7 days.  

All pieces may be offered for sale (or not depending on preference) and we will be including links to artist websites and bios as well as full details on the piece.  

We are planning interesting online events to run during the exhibition.

This will be a wonderful opportunity to showcase the work of all entrants to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest.


Please note:  Entries made after May 31st are not refundable should the physical exhibition not take place.  Entries made before May 31st will be refunded providing the artist notifies Lindsey@art4apes by June 30th.  

Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com




Art4Apes wants to encourage those artists and photographers who are committed to and focused on using their talent to support wildlife and the environment. This program is designed to showcase their work and support their communication with audiences who appreciate their message.  

The Virtual Artist in Residence Program is awarded monthly to the artist (or photographer) who has submitted 3 or more entries to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2020 and has been selected by the Curatorial Committee as best interpreting the aims of the Contest.

The successful Artist will be featured and promoted by Art4Apes for one month and will receive the following opportunities:

  • Weekly social media posts featuring your artwork
  • You will be featured in our monthly newsletter
  • We will design an eflyer for you to send out to clients and contacts
  • We will set up a dedicated page for you on the Art4Apes website 
    • You will have the opportunity to craft a personal message about your art and commitment to wildlife and the environment.  
    • We will include your full bio and artist statement
    • We will include a virtual gallery of up to 10 pieces of your work
    • We will issue news updates featuring your current work, exhibitions, awards, direction of new work etc.
    • We will feature your work in an article in The Rickie Report – South Florida’s most influential online arts report. 
    • We will offer up to 5 pieces of work for sale on our online website (price to include a 30% donation to the Center for Great Apes. 

We regret that we cannot offer this to Young Artists at the moment.  

Artists can only be featured once a year.  

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

Enter Now!  



Deadline for submission 30th September, 2020.





Proceeds benefit the Center for Great Apes









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Award-Winning Artist, Lois Perdue Answers Your Questions About Abstract Art

Lois Perdue, an award-winning abstract artist, answers some questions about this exciting and sometimes challenging genre. Lois addresses issues for artists and art patrons, as The Rickie Report shares her responses and some sneak peeks at her latest works of art.


L O I S         P E R D U E:





Lois Perdue  explains to The Rickie Report, “As an abstract expressionist, I am frequently asked the same two questions about my paintings:  ‘How do you start one of those paintings?’ And, the next one is usually: ‘How do you know when it is finished?’  Maybe for those reasons alone, buying abstract art is a challenge!  But with a better understanding of this exciting genre and its potential investment opportunities, collecting abstract art can be a win-win”.

First, What is Abstract Art?

The most important difference between abstract art and representational or subjective art is that you just cannot find a subject in an abstract painting.

It doesn’t relate to anyone or anything or try to resemble something. Instead, color and form are the subjects of the painting.




“Chasing The Blues Away” Mixed Media on Yupo Best Of  Show Florida Gold Coast Watercolor Society 2018, by Lois Perdue


What to Look for in Original Abstract Art:

New art collectors should look for vibrant colors, rich brush strokes, intriguing designs, intricate details, touchable textures and a focal point.

If the work is painted on canvas, even the smell of an original work is an experience, particularly if it is an oil painting.

But what sets original abstract artwork apart so you can begin to make wise decisions?

There are dozens of well-known abstract artists, including Picasso, Klee, Mitchell and Diebenkorn, to name a few. A quick search on the Internet will familiarize you with dozens of different artists and their techniques of painting.


How Do You Want to Use Your Abstract Art?

Here are some questions to ponder in order to find the best placement for your purchases.

Have you started noticing abstract artists whose work you admire? Each has a distinct style.

Have you thought about beginning to collect this type of art? Or do you simply want the paintings to complete the interior design plan of your home’s new modern/contemporary concept?

Are you working with an interior designer to find art for your yacht? Or is it for corporate use for offices, hospitals or the hospitality industries to furnish hotels or restaurants?

“Antelope Canyon” by Lois Perdue

Why Buy Original Abstract Art: An Emotion or an Investment?

A majority of art professionals (86 percent) surveyed said clients buy art and collect art for emotional reasons, but also focus on investment value, according to Deloitte’s Art & Finance Report 2017.

Wealth managers (54 percent) sell art as a way to safeguard value — up 3 percent since 2016.

And 88 percent of wealth managers surveyed (up 10 percent) think art and collection should be included as part of their investment strategies.

“People buy because they simply love the painting or it connects with them on an emotional level,” said. Linda Jerrell, co-owner of Heritage Art Galleries. “Others buy art because of its ‘worth’ or what it will be worth in the future.”

Co-owner Claudio Tomassone believes people buy abstract art because it is a matter of taste.

“Some people just prefer not to have a conventional shape or form in their artwork,” he said. “Others look at textures or the strokes in the paint, etc. And in some cases when a painting is being purchased for a public space, an abstract is preferred because it will bring ‘warmth’ to a space while keeping a ‘neutral’ feeling. Abstract art leaves more room for one’s imagination.”


“Pieces of 8”, Mixed Media on Yupo, “Honorable Mention” at 42nd Annual Members’ “Love Watercolor” Gold Coast Watercolor Society 2017, by Lois Perdue


Where to Buy Abstract Art: Directly from a Gallery?

One of the best ways to find an artist who works locally is at art galleries around the cities in which they live.

When buying from a gallery, they have done the leg work for you, vetting the artists they represent.

According to Linda, their gallery invests in local artists because it helps to support the local art and cultural communities.

“We also look for artists who stand out while always keeping trends and clients’ aesthetic desires in mind,” she said.

“Whether we are representing new or established talent, we do a great deal of research to determine if their art is marketable and a good investment. We look at their current following, pricing and level of interest in their work.”

Claudio added that they look for the most talented, accomplished artists. Heritage not only represents local artists, but their collection includes artists such as Turkey, Erte, Schluss and Treby, to name a few.  Buying from a gallery also provides services such as art restoration, framing and custom framing, according to Ian Jerrell, co-owner and head of the restorations and framing at Heritage.  “It’s not only how the framing and restoration are going to look, but the preservation of your artwork so its beauty continues to bring joy for many years.”

Or Do You Buy Directly from the Artist?

If you don’t go to a gallery, where will you find those artists whose work appeals to you?

You may find them at local art exhibits, libraries, festivals, museums and other venues.  I belong to more than half a dozen local art guilds and art societies in my area, and each of them hosts about half a dozen or more art exhibits each year at a variety of places that are free and open to the public.

Check your online local media’s weekend listings, library and museum listings, too. You will soon see the same artists appearing multiple times and you can begin tracking favorite ones on your way to buying/collecting.

Sometimes, the artists are at the venue and you can meet them in person to discuss their techniques, prices, etc.

Most of the time, they will have a business card or brochure near their artwork so you can reach them for further talks. Check out their websites and Instagram/Facebook profiles to see more of their collections.

“Blue Like Jazz” by Lois Perdue

Putting a Price on an Original Abstract Painting:

Whether you work with an art gallery or buy directly from the artist, it is best to set a budget first.

“A lot of factors go into the pricing of a work of art. When dealing with local artists, it is a one-on-one agreement between us and the artist,” Claudio said. “As for established and renowned artists’ originals and prints, we study the market and find out what their art is generally selling for on an international level and price accordingly,” he said.

Navigating the Cost: Sticker Shock! Crossing the Threshold Toward Buying

How do you approach an artist about the price of the work?

It is an emotional purchase. A lot of passion and hard work have gone into the artwork. Sometimes, it is difficult to put a price on an elusive emotion, but hopefully, there is a sticker attached!

The prospective buyer has to have confidence in the artist from whom they are making the purchase. The buyer can begin keeping detailed information about a favorite artist and his or her creative process; this information can most often be found on the artists’ websites along, with their resume and list of their other artistic activities.

Another confidence-builder before you go start collecting artwork is to ask for referrals from friends or associates who collect art, particularly from those who know the artists.

Does a local venue have any of the artist’s work on display? Are there any published articles about the artist and exhibits in which they have appeared?

For example, I let my clients know when and where I am going to be exhibiting on my Facebook page, Instagram and through emails — numerous times. I ask them to tell their friends and neighbors to come and see the exhibits.

I also talk about my unique techniques whenever I can, including the 10 to 15 layers of paint I use in each piece of artwork, the unusual tools I use to “paint” with, including shower squeegees and kitchen spatulas, and how and why I use certain paints.

Many of my abstract paintings begin on a plastic paper called Yupo that first has been given textural layerings to create dimension.

I apply thin washes of watercolor, many translucent glazes and then use vibrant acrylic paints, inks and nontraditional tools to create unique brush strokes and markings.

I focus on landscapes that I describe as “big, organic and intense,” reflecting my proximity to the ocean and experiences traveling worldwide.

My audience often is fascinated with the “how” and “why” and always want to hear my back story about how I wanted to paint since I was a child but didn’t pick up a paint brush (or squeeguee!) until nine years ago, when I retired!



“Time for a Cool Change” by Lois Perdue

Solving Clients’ Pay Concerns (Other Issues):


Clients may think that the artwork is “out of their budget” or the price too high. Remember that everyone deserves to have beauty every day in front of them!

To make it easier for some clients to buy art, some artists have credit card options or PayPal available rather taking cash or checks. Some artists will even make arrangements for credit card installment payments. Some artists lease their work on a monthly or other scheduled basis to make “beauty” more affordable in the home, workplace or on their yacht! Ask them if they have these arrangements.

And what if clients say your artwork will “clash” with their decor? Show them a similar piece with a different color palette, or offer to paint another (commissioned piece) with just the exact colors they request at the same price as the one they saw for sale at your venue. Remind them that your artwork will make the room “pop,” not the sofa!

And if a client can’t make up his or her mind, offer a gift certificate. They may not be able to select a painting or choose a color palette or whether it should be a canvas or framed painting.

By selling gift certificates in certain dollar amounts, recipients can redeem them for their preferences whenever they want. It is just smart business and oh-so-convenient!

Negotiating and/or Discounting for Art?

While these two words make most artists and gallery owners feel faint, some artists love the idea of negotiating.

I, personally, think that offering discounts devalues my work. I already have established a price based on my time, techniques, expertise, size of work, competition and uniqueness.

If I discount, then there is the notion that the price already was inflated; however, there are some artists who are ready and eager to negotiate, and you shouldn’t hesitate to inquire.

Give abstract art a look! While it is beautiful as well as mystifying, you always will find something speaking to you from within the painting if you seek it out.

This type of art should not be missed!




Lois Perdue is a nationally acclaimed abstract expressionist retired from communications. She is represented by Heritage Art Galleries.  Lois, who has Signature Membership in Gold Coast Watercolor Society,  has been recognized in national,  local and state juried art exhibits. She is also a member of Florida Watercolor Society, International Society for Experimental Artists, Weston and Plantation Art Guilds, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, Coral Springs Museum of Art,  ArtServe, National League of American Pen Women, Fort Lauderdale Branch, XII Voices, “Voices Speaking for Art”, an organization of professional artists and Plantation Chamber of Commerce.  In 2017 Lois completed Broward County’s Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute.  Lois teaches workshops to veterans and beginning artists who want to learn how to “start and “finish” Abstract paintings throughout South Florida upon request!



For more information about Lois Perdue’s abstract art: 


Lois Perdue 




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Arturo Avila Garcia’s Artwork Featured At Art On Park Gallery In Lake Park

Art On Park Gallery in Lake Park, FL. will be showing  the artwork of Arturo Avila-Garcia, an award winning Colombian-American painter born in Bogotá. The public is invited to meet the artist at the Free, Opening Reception on Friday, June 1st.  The exhibition is open and free to view from May 21 through June 15th.  Chosen by The Museum of Modern Art in Bogota for their biannual exhibition as one of the most influential young artists, Arturo’s journey of self discovery through painting brings the viewer a variety of colors and images.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Lake Park is an “art happening”!






Free, Opening Reception:


Friday, June 1st   

5 – 8 PM

Exhibition is available May 21 through June 15


800 Park Avenue  Lake Park, FL  33403

Monday through Saturday Noon to 6 PM





Arturo Avila-Garcia





Arturo Avila-Garcia spent his first years of college studying psychology which inspired him to express himself by painting. After two years of embracing the notion that “reality has no limits to examine our certainties about ourselves and our community”, he changed careers to focus on a BFA with concentration on painting. In 1992 he was chosen by The Museum of Modern Art in Bogota for their biannual exhibition as one of the most influential young artists. Previously, he participated at an Art convocation from the Institute that promotes higher education (ICFES) and was awarded Honorable Mention for an installation that feature painting, sculpture and neon lights. The following year he had his first SOLO exhibition at the Santa Gallery, title “Idols”.



With a BFA and a lot of expectations, he came to the US and has resided in Florida for 25 years. Over time, it became very clear that he was getting into his second journey of “self discovery”. He’s been earning a living through the construction, retail, hospitality and education industries, always keeping the concentration in developing a language and identity as a painter.  He uses various mediums such as pencil, chalk, acrylic and oil on canvas. Arturo, being true to his passion, has also taken on visual decorative and freelance custom paintings projects for companies like Bloomingdales and private collectors. In 2005 he graduated with a Masters in Education with concentration in Curriculum and Instruction and accepted an art teaching position at Olympic Heights Community High School in Boca Raton, Florida.

Custom Installation at Bloomingdales by Arturo Avila-Garcia


Arturo has been in collective exhibitions with Broward Art Guild, Boca Raton Art Guild and the Artists of Palm Beach County where he was won awards for his paintings.  He tells The Rickie Report, “The passion of how I approach the painting process gives me an outlet to communicate with people in a non-verbal level”.  He expresses himself through images and ideas relative to paint and color, to deliver a visual message of his life journey, resulting in his latest project titled “Blues”. The series is inspired by “One Hundred Years of Solitude”, a novel by Gábriel Garcia Marquez and his own personal journey.


” Salsa Blues ” by Arturo Avila-Garcia

Arturo shares with The Rickie Report, “The narrative in my paintings combined abstract realism or figurative and magic realism or realistic fiction. I am inspired by artist like Matisse and Vermeer. Influenced by music that I found a correlation with painting. Also by images of people and their inner sensations and sentiments. During my exploration of elements of dreams, fantasy and reality, the literature world of  magic realism from Garcia Marquez’s Hundred Years of Solitude, inspired some of the paintings. Blues I and Blues II depicted a moment where the introduction to ice is a magic situation, comes naturally, as a simple, everyday occurrence in which fantastical things are treated not just as possible, but also as realistic.  My paintings often have vibrant colors, a realistic view reminiscent of the tropical colors from the equatorial location of Colombia, for this exhibit I used one primary color and one secondary color to visual balance the color composition as it is a musical composition, a blues with flowing lines like the mountain landscape creating figures attaching the lines and forms to the composition with harmony and rhythm”. 



” Matisse Blues ” by Arturo Avila-Garcia



Arturo explains, “My paintings often have vibrant colors, reminiscent of the tropical colors from the equatorial location of Colombia with flowing lines like the mountain landscape, creating figures attaching the lines and forms to the composition.   This creative exploration you may think, is a contradiction between magic realism and realistic fiction.  After all, how can something be both magical and real? Magic isn’t real – or is it? In Latin America, the continent from which the genre of magical realism was cultivated, there is an attitude that anything can happen –  even miracles. My interpretation of magical realism is closely connected to my Catholic religious background, which believes in miracles and other spontaneous and indescribable abstract phenomena.  In my work this abstract element is determined by the expression and by the form”.

” Dualism has been an influence on every aspect of my artistic development, interpreting and balancing two realities. The same narrative could be applicable to the immigrant artist like myself in another country with a different culture and language… two different worlds, two realities are a continuous challenge that enriched individuality. My interest is a visual balance of realism or figurative art and abstract art”.


” Blues” by Arturo Avila-Garcia




Arturo’s artwork has been exhibited  end awarded at: The Museum of Modern Art in Bogota, ICFES (Colombian Institution for Higher Education) , Artists of Palm Beach County, Santa Gallery, (“Idols”), University Gallery Bogotá, Broward Art Guild, Boca Raton Art Guild, Artisans on the Ave., and APBC Art on Park Gallery


For more information please visit:


or call 561-389-9731




For more information:
APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403




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Joanne Slattery’s “Ocean Waves” Take the Viewer Into The Surf At Town Hall Of South Palm Beach Gallery

Joanne Slattery‘s paintings of waves take the viewer right to the edge of the shore, mesmerized by the colors and movement.  The public is invited to a SOLO Exhibition, “Ocean Waves” on Sunday, March 11 at the Town Hall of South Palm Beach.  Using pastel, acrylic, and oil, you will see why the ocean brings us back again and again.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.




 The Town of South Palm Beach


“Ocean Waves”


 Joanne Slattery

Free, Public Opening Reception:

Sunday, March 11

2 – 4 pm

3577 South Ocean Boulevard   South Palm Beach, Florida 33480


“Sea Pools” by Joanne Slattery




Joanne Slattery tells The Rickie Report, “I am self-taught, inspired by places in the world that have grasped my attention. Challenging subjects and how to accomplish their atmosphere and movement intrigue me. In the last few years, I have studied the Ocean, and attempted to capture it’s mood and feeling by getting in the water and returning home to paint. I am looking for the viewer to feel the movement as if they were in it’s ever-changing waves”.


“Long Wave” by Joanne Slattery



You experience Joanne’s pieces: you have a dialogue with them as you wander into them. They leave you feeling, wondering, wanting to be there, and wanting to know more. She says,  “I always need to revisit my favorite places and try to re-experience them; I am searching and deeply involved in how to express what that place feels like. There is a feeling of always having more to do”.


“Changing Seas” by Joanne Slattery



Joanne explains, “Some subjects just cry pastel for its intensity and blending capabilities, while others call for a faster method as with acrylic. When I paint Oceans in oil, I paint more than 5 layers and allow drying time between the layers. All demand constant choices of brush and stroke direction to accomplish their particular action and atmosphere. With each piece I am always learning how to see and how to execute.  The excitement is seeing what happens. The visual in my mind does not always become what the canvas says to do. Risks and Courage”.


“Sandy Waves” by Joanne Slattery

For more information about this exhibit and Joanne’s paintings:


• website joanneslattery.com 

• social media address facebook.com/joanneslatteryfineart





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Karen H. Salup Is Featured Artist At Palm Beach Cultural Council Gallery February 16 – May 12, 2018

As an abstract expressionist, Karen H. Salup concentrates on the action of painting as opposed to a recognizable concrete image. The brushstrokes act like vibrations of color making her paintings come alive!  The public is invited to her exhibit, “Art & Decor” at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, opening February 16 through May 12.  She concentrates on canvas and works on paper, “avoiding the pretty.” Karen invites the viewer to experience what seems to be her private interpretation of her landscapes, with rhythm and imagery.  Salup has exhibited nationally and has won multiple awards for her work. The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and details here.





SOLO Exhibition


February 16 – May 12, 2018 


Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460
561 471-2901

Parking is available on Lake Avenue or make a right on “L” Street and there is a free lot on the left.

This Event Is Open To The Public


Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm


Exhibit Runs until May 12, 2018




For three decades, Karen H. Salup has been intriguing audiences across the country with her paintings. A native New Yorker, Karen’s work has been featured in several galleries and exhibits throughout Florida and New York with solo shows at Viridian and Jain Marunouchi Galleries.  Using acrylic, watercolor, and pastels on canvas and paper, Karen H. Salup creates a world that vibrates with bold colors and bright light paired with brushstrokes that evoke a strong sense of movement and energy. Her paintings begin with a theme of nature, but invariably evolve into an imaginative creation that invites interpretation from the audience. Karen’s work is influenced from Impressionism to Deconstructionism to Abstract Expressionism.


“Dancing Waters” by Karen H Salup



Karen tells us, “As with artists of every era, I suppose I’m searching for a kind of underlying unity and order that takes into account the materials on hand, a method, and a fairly clear personal point of view. Form, space, content and especially the qualities of colour and light. As a painting evolves, I find myself making changes which when made, then reveal and suggest other possible directions. Thus, there is an ongoing shift of centers of interest, if not in the basic structure itself.  The works vibrate with color, come alive with brushstrokes, images fight to appear and references to nature seem apparent. The freshness of the gesture allows the viewer to feel the painting develop as though we were making the decisions to add, subtract, change colors and play with the space.”


“My Picasso” by Karen H Salup



Karen studied at CW Post and the School of Visual Arts in New York City.  Her mentor, artist and sculptor, Jerry Okimoto, motivated her to become an “action painter”.  Her main artistic influences are Jackson Pollock and Willem de Koonig.  Karen is extremely active in the art community, serving on the Board of Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA), membership in the Palm Beach Watercolor Society, National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) and the Boca Raton Artist Guild Association.



“Fields of Gold” by Karen H Salup


Karen’s artistry has been exhibited nationwide, with many awards as well as SOLO and Group exhibitions. Her artwork has been included and reviewed in numerous national as well as local publications.  Karen’s artwork is in Corporate Collections of Reynolds Metal Inc., VA; Boston Corporate Art; Merchants Bank of New York City; Amalgamated Bank of New York City.


 “Untitled Landscape” by Karen H Salup


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Call To Artists For “Quick Draw” For 5th Annual Plein Air Festival On March 4th. Cash Prize Awards And Public Invited

Call to Artists! Plein Air Quick Draw applications are now being accepted for Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Flagler Park in Stuart, Florida.   Artists will have 2 hours to paint “en plein air”. Artists will then present their works on their easels for judging by Nancy Tankersley, last year’s Grand Prize winner, and prizes will be awarded. Awards include cash and prizes worth almost $2,000 total for all awards, first place is $500 cash, second is $150, and third is $50. The public can come and watch the artists paint, and then have the opportunity to purchase the paintings on the spot, after the judging.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.









9 AM – 2 PM


201 SW Flagler Ave.    Stuart, FL 34994





Call to Artists! Plein Air Quick Draw applications are now being accepted. Event is Sunday, March 4, 2018, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a new location – Flagler Park in Stuart, Florida. Artists should fill out an application (available online at www.PleinAirLAC.org). Cost is $40 to apply. Or they can come between 8 and 9 am to register and get their canvas stamped. Artists will have 2 hours to paint “en plein air”.


Artists will then present their works on their easels for judging by Nancy Tankersley, last year’s Grand Prize winner, and prizes will be awarded at 12 noon. Awards include cash and prizes worth almost $2,000 total for all awards, first place is $500 cash, second is $150, and third is $50. The public can come and watch the artists paint, and then have the opportunity to purchase the paintings on the spot, after the judging, until 2pm.




For more information please visit:   www.PleinAirLAC.org








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Judith Harris’ Artwork And “Red” Exhibit Both Featured At Lake Worth Art League Gallery

The Lake Worth Art League is proud to host a special exhibit featuring the paintings and creative works of locally based artist Judith Harris. The exhibition along with the League’s main show, ‘Red’ in the Art League’s downtown Lake Worth Gallery.  The Opening Reception for both exhibits will be held on Friday February 9th. Artists will be on-hand, wine and nibbles served, and original paintings, 3-D works, and the Gallery’s boutique items will be on display for enjoyment and purchase. This event is open and free to all. The exhibits will run February 6th through March 4th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.


 Lake Worth Art League

Gallery: 604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth FL (One block north of the Cultural Council)


Lwartleague@gmail.com www.lwartleague.org facebook.com/lwartleague

NEW Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11am – 6pm

Sunday Noon – 4 pm Closed Mondays

The Lake Worth Art League Presents:

Judith Harris, Featured Artist,


Red” Exhibit

Free Opening Reception

Friday February 9th

6:00 – 8:00 PM

 Judith Harris

The exhibits will run February 6th through March 4th

“Horse of a Different Color” by Judith Harris


Judith Harris began her passion for painting approximately ten years ago when she studied oil painting with South Florida artist and instructor, John D’Auria, who recognized and encouraged her creative talents. Since then, Judith has become a full-time artist and has created fine art pieces in an array genres and subjects from Florida landscapes to playful ponies and pups and bold beach babes.


“Puppy Love” by Judith Harris



A dedicated artist, she paints most days, enjoys the interaction of studio time with fellow artists, and is active in both the Lake Worth and Delray Art Leagues. Artistic talent is a family-thing as her son, Yale Gurney, is a successful South Florida commercial photographer and her two grandchildren will no doubt be soon playing in the paint. Judith and her husband, Bill, live Lake Worth.





For more information on Judith’s exhibit, the ‘Red’ exhibit, classes, or membership:


Contact the League at 561-586-8666


Visit the Gallery at 604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Sunday, noon-4:00 pm




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Meet Dorene Ginzler, Featured Art In Public Places Artist On January 24 And See Why “It’s All About Color”

An ‘Art in Public Places’ project, the City of Boca Raton is featuring local artist, Dorene Ginzler, with a collection of 13 oil, watercolor and mixed media collage paintings for exhibit and sale at the Spanish River Library Gallery.  Dorene will give an Artist talk and watercolor painting demonstration on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.  The event is Free and Open to the Public! Dorene’s SOLO exhibit is available now through February 4, 2018.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.









4  – 6  PM

Free and Open to the Public  

Open during regular library hours

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday – Saturday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: Noon – 6:00 pm

Spanish River Library Gallery

1501 NW Spanish River Blvd.      Boca Raton, FL 33431


Supported by the Friends of the Library Gallery and curated by Victoria Sheridan and are shown on the second floor elevator lobby during library hours. 



“Many Moons” by Dorene Ginzler


Dorene tells us, “For me, it’s all about color. One of the over-riding themes in my work is the spectacular influence both nature and my love for swimming in the magnificent colors of the sea have profoundly impacted my use of color shape composition and light. Mixing endless color possibilities with spontaneity in painting takes on a spirituality and beautiful life of their own. My lifelong explorations and experiences have allowed me to better understand the peace and happiness art brings to people that transcends both time and culture. The colors and shapes speak for themselves.”


Very early on, Dorene Ginzler, has been dedicated to the relentless pursuit of bringing color to life. Her fearless, uncompromising self-expression is inspired by integrating a lifetime of extensive travel to over 40 countries on 6 continents and being influenced by some of the world’s greatest monuments, museums and cultures.  Born in Detroit, MI, Ginzler, began formal art training as a child visiting the DIA. Dorene explored anything she could get her hands on to create. The mediums included clay, drawing, painting, sculpture, jewelry, and clothing, while attending merit classes at Interlochen, College for Creative Studies and Cranbrook Academy of Art during K-12 schooling. Ginzler earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Eastern Michigan University. She graduated with honors and adjunct studio work in Florence, Italy.

“Four Triangles” by Dorene Ginzler



Living in Michigan as a ceramist creating her own glaze formulas for garden art pottery and sculpture, it was the sodium chloride (salt) which resulted in Ginzler’s fascination to “paint” on the clay surface with combinations reminiscent of areal landscapes seen around the world. Using 2000 lbs of clay a year for over a decade allowed Ginzler to attain hundreds of collectors along the way, including works of paintings on canvas clothing paper and gift cards. She also shared her knowledge and passion for ceramics by teaching at her studio, Round Lake Pottery, and Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center.  


The challenges of the living in cold weather and physical issues creating clay works were reasons to move to Florida where there was more daylight, the beach and to focus on painting.  Ginzler’s recent watercolor and oil paintings are an accumulative expression of her passion for the sea and the richness that is inherent in nature. In her watercolor paintings, using sea salt to explode the pigment is a natural progression of design on a surface from the days of creating 1000s of glaze test tiles for works in clay.


“Circles” by Dorene Ginzler



Symbols of the planets with longitude and latitude lines are found in Ginzler’s works for the eyes to rest and see what you wish. Choppy brushstrokes with evidence of the artist’s hand as ever-present remain luminescent while oil paintings still appear wet. Collage works use dozens of pieces of paintings created over several years incorporating mixed fibers and papers to create the “wow” factor. Primary and secondary design elements with a push-pull keep the viewers’ attention with a kaleidoscope effect. The bold and euphoric colors elicit universal truth and infinite illusion while paying homage to the robust color and beauty that surrounds us.



Ginzler’s works have been exhibited in numerous juried shows and is currently represented by AVA Galleria in Helsinki, Finland where her works are traveling in group art shows in Europe, South America and Asia. Artifact, NYC is also showing her works this year in Art UpClose. Dorene Ginzler can be reached at her art making place, Ginzler Studio Gallery, in Boca Raton. She likes to work with designers and art collectors to create specialty paintings to match interior décor for residential and commercial environments. Recently, Ginzler designed and installed a 40 foot mural painting named “Neptune” (god of the sea) at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton. This coral reef scene brings added attention for visitors to learn about to the fragile ecology of sea creatures and our oceans.


“What’s in The Water” by Dorene Ginzler





AVA Art Festival ~ Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 2018
AVA Art Festival ~ Osaka, Japan, 2018
AVA Galleria ~ Helsinki, Finland, 2018
Ars Longa Galleria ~ Helsinki, Finland, 2018
Artifact NYC ~ Art Up Close, 2018



Friends of the Library Gallery ~ Spanish River Library, Boca Raton, FL, 12-18-17 to 02-03-18
Ginzler Studio Gallery ~ art works in progress, finished pieces, prints, gift items ~ Boca Raton, FL



Carrousel du Louvre ~ AVA Galleria ~ Paris, France, October 2017
Ars Longa Galleria ~ Helsinki, Finland, 2017
AVA Art Festival ~ Osaka, Japan, May/June 2017
AVA Galleria ~ Helsinki, Finland ~ January 2017
Art Basel Miami Week ~ Miami River Art Fair ~ AHC ~ Hamburg, Germany, December 2016
Carrousel de Louvre ~ AVA Galleria ~ Paris, France, October 2016
NYC Pop Up Show ~ New York, NY, September, 2016
Saphira & Ventura Gallery ~ New York, NY, June, 2016,
United Nations Headquarters “Earth Contemporary” ~ New York, NY, May 2016
ArtExpo New York ~ Artblend & Art Nation Wynwood Galleries ~ New York, NY, April 2016
Art Basel Miami Week ~ Spectrum Miami Art Fair ~ Artblend ~ December 2015
Artblend Gallery ~ Ft Lauderdale, FL
Exor Galleries ~ Boca Raton, FL
ArtServe ~ Ft Lauderdale, FL
Boca Raton Museum Artists’ Guild, FL
Palm Beach International Airport, FL
Palm Beach Watercolor Society, FL
Wellington Art Society, FL
Art on the Green ~ Franklin, MI
Birmingham Art Fair ~ Birmingham, MI
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center ~ Bloomfield Hills, MI
Gross Isle Herb Society ~ Gross Isle, MI
Artful Gallery and Framers ~ Clarkston, MI
Franklin Garden Boutique ~ Franklin, MI
Cranbrook Academy of Art Garden Society ~ Bloomfield Hills, MI



Cultural Council of Palm Beach County ~ Lake Worth, FL, April 2017
Wilton Manors Art Expo ~ Ludwig Framemakers Wilton Manors, FL, Jan/Feb 2017
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center ~ “Neptune” Mural Installation ~ Boca Raton, FL, 2014
Orchid Society ~ Delray Beach, FL, 2007
Bordine’s Landscape Design Center ~ Rochester Hills, MI
Round Lake Pottery ~ Clarkston, MI 1993 to 2006
Ginzler Studio Gallery ~ Boca Raton, FL 2007 to present


“Shoot The Moon” by Dorene Ginzler

Follow Dorene Ginzler, artist at Ginzler Studio Gallery on Facebook, Instagram and Linked-In.  Sign up for email newsletter of upcoming events, blog and fun posts she shares with artists, art enthusiasts, art collectors, interior designers, friends and family.

Ginzler Studio Gallery is available to host art parties, workshops, and classes where Dorene will offer painting demonstrations and art talks for small groups and organizations.

Dorene keeps regular “irregular hours” – 7 days a week, so best to call for appointment. Visit Ginzler Studio Gallery and see artist’s colorful work in progress, lots of finished pieces, framed works, available prints, unique gift items.


For more information:

Dorene Ginzler, BFA
Ginzler Studio Gallery
1420 NW 2nd Ave, Suite #9     Boca Raton, FL 33432
(561) 613-9729





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5th Annual Plein Air Festival Kicks Off With Hugh O’Neill At Lighthouse ArtCenter on January 18th Plus Art Excursions Open To The Public

The 5th Annual Plein Air Festival, produced by the Lighthouse ArtCenter is a premiere gathering, the largest of its kind in South Florida.  Kicking off the festivities are a number of opportunities:  Wynwood Walls Walking Tour on Tuesday, Jan. 16th, the Third Thursday Lecture with plein air visionary, Hugh O’Neill on January 18th, and a Lake Okeechobee Wildlife Airboat Photo Trip on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018.  The public can observe artists painting at locations in Palm Beach and Martin Counties, then view and have the opportunity to purchase the wet paintings later at the ArtCenter Gallery. There will be artist’s demos and workshops, as well as a special ticketed VIP Collectors’ Reception.   Juried prizes and awards totaling $15,000 will be given out. The judge for 2018 is renowned artist/recent Grand Prize Winner of the 4th Annual Plein Air Event, Nancy Tankersley. The Rickie Report shares the Pre-Festival details, an overview of the upcoming activities and share some photos from the 4th Annual Plein Air event.





GALLERY:   ​373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469     561-746-3101

​SCHOOL OF ART:   395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, FL 33469    561-748-8737








2018  Pre-Festival Events



Hugh O’Neill

All About Plein Air Painting with guest speaker, Hugh O’Neill

3rd Thursday, January 18

​Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

5:30 – 7:30 pm

​Members are free, Nonmembers $5 (Pay at door)

Sponsored by the Meyer Law Firm

Hugh O’Neill is an internationally acclaimed artist and was the first to introduce Plein Air into the Lighthouse ArtCenter and the Society of the Four Arts. He studied painting at the University of Ulster, Belfast, Ireland, from 1981-1985. After graduating with honors in 1985, he immigrated to the USA. Much of his work hangs in many important collections throughout the world and has won many awards. He will talk about the history of Plein Air and how it documents historical places and landscapes. He will also talk about what makes a good plein air painting and how to preserve a wet painting.



 NEW Art Excursions in January:


Wynwood Walls

Wynwood Walls Walking Tour

Tuesday,   January 16, 2018

Wynwood Walls Walking Tour – Take a relaxing bus ride down to Miami to see the amazing murals and street art in the Wynwood District of Miami. Moderate walking is involved. We’ll stop at a local gallery and get a short history lesson about the street art in Miami and how and why it has flourished. Then we’ll walk around for about an hour or so, stop for lunch (not included), then meet up and walk around for another hour or so. Photos are encouraged, so bring your cameras! After that, we’ll return on the bus back to the Gallery, about 4:00 pm. Cost: $125 per person. Date: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.


Airboat on Lake Okeechobee

Lake Okeechobee Wildlife Airboat Photo Trip*


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Lake Okeechobee Wildlife Airboat Photo Trip* – Meet at 6:30 am at the Gallery and carpool* to Lake Okeechobee. Craig Houdeshell will lead you on an airboat tour on the lake to view and photograph birds and wildlife. Our boat driver, Jason, is an experienced biologist, who will take us to the best spots to find migrating birds and native wildlife. We’ll spend 2 hours on the boat, then stop for lunch (not included), and then carpool back to the gallery at about 2:00 pm. (Special camera lenses can be rented for this excursion, contact the instructor at least two weeks before the trip.) *Transportation – instructor will coordinate with students and carpool to locations. Cost: $175 member/$200 non-member (5 spots). Date: Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018


DuBois Park” by Hugh O’Neill


2018 Festival Schedule


Ralph Papa with Student at Kids’ Paint Out 2017 at Harbourside, Jupiter FL



Saturday, March 3
Kids’ Paint Out *
Constitution Park, Tequesta, 1 – 3 pm, free for kids ages 5 – 15

​Sunday, March 4
Quick Draw*
Flagler Park, Downtown Stuart, 9 am – 2 pm (Painting from 9 – 11 am, awards at noon, sales from noon – 2 pm)
Registration required for artists ($30 for members, $40 for nonmembers)

Monday to Friday, March 5 – 9
Festival Paint Out with Juried Artists*
Multiple Locations throughout Martin and Palm Beach County. Demos by vendors on Thursday and Saturday.

Wet Paintings on display & for sale in the Gallery
Monday – Wednesday, 10 am – 6 pm
Thursday, 10 am – 7:30 pm
​Friday, 10 am – noon

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

Friday, March 9
VIP Collectors Party & Sale
Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 5 – 9 pm
VIP tickets ($100) 5 – 9 pm 
General admission ($25) 6:30 – 9 pm 

Saturday, March 10
Wet Paintings on display & for sale*
Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 10 am – 4 pm

Sunday, March 11
Wet Paintings on display & for sale*
Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, noon – 2 pm

*Open to the public


Wet Paintings on Display







For more information about these events and to REGISTER or purchase tickets: 

Or contact Jennifer Chapparo  561.748.8737





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Art On Park Gallery Offers Live Model Painting & Drawing In January, Open To Members And Non-Members, Discount For Lake Park Residents

Artists of Palm Beach County is presenting “Live Model Painting and Drawing” at APBC Art on Park Gallery, a day of painting and drawing with friends, on Monday, January 22 and Monday, January 29th.  This is an opportunity for you to paint or draw from a live model in oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, pencil, charcoal, colored pencil or any other medium you desire. Photographers are also welcome.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this learning, networking opportunity , which is Open to Members and Non-Members. Lake Park Residents receive a discount. NOTE: This is the traditional method of improving or maintaining your skill (the artist’s version of working out at the gym). Reservations are necessary.




800 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL 33403

561.345.2842     artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com




Live Model Painting & Drawing 


APBC Art on Park Gallery


Monday January 22, 2018 1 – 4 pm

Monday January 29, 2018 1 – 4 pm

There will be a model posing twice a month on Monday afternoons from 1 to 4 PM.
The model will be clothed in a colorful costume.
This pose is in one position for two weeks.

This is the traditional method of improving or maintaining your skill, the artist’s version of working out at the gym.


Bring your own easel and materials.
$10 for APBC members
$20 for nonmembers
$15 for Lake Park Residents
for each session.

Reservations are required.

The number of participants is limited.
Tel: 561-345-2842


APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403




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