Stan Greenfield Is Featured Wellington Art Society Member With SOLO Exhibit At Whole Foods Wellington

Wellington Art Society member, Stan Greenfield, will be the Featured Artist with a SOLO exhibition at the gallery at Wellington Whole Foods Market.  The exhibit runs from January through March.  The public is invited to three Free “Meet the Artist” events on January 22, February 21, and March 14.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Stan’s artworks. All works on display are for sale and partial proceeds will benefit the Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON   ART   SOCIETY

Presents

A   SOLO   EXHIBITION

by

STAN   GREENFIELD

 

MEET  THE  ARTIST:

Tuesday, January 22

Thursday, February 21

Thursday, March 14

Free and Open to the Public

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL

561.904.4000

Exhibit Is Available Now through March, 2019

 

 

“Sand Trap” by  Stan Greenfield

 

 

 

Wellington Art Society member Stan Greenfield will have an exhibit of his paintings at the Gallery in the Wellington Whole Foods Market.  The exhibit will run from early January through March.  He will host three “Meet the Artist” events, which are free and open to the public: Tuesday, January 22, Thursday, February 21, and Thursday, March 14.  Everyone is invited to hear about what motivates Stan’s choice of subject and how he goes about creating these paintings.

 

“Siblings” by Stan Greenfield

 

 

 

Stan has been drawing since he was a young boy, beginning with comic strip characters.  He was admitted to the Music and Art High School in Manhattan that focused on talented students. As a teen he would sit in his father’s restaurant and draw portraits of the young men going into the military.  His father displayed them on the wall as a sort of “honor roll”.

 

 

“Resting On The Rocks” by Stan Greenfield

 

 

 

 

After high school, Stan continued his education at City College of New York where his interest in painting began with watercolors and oils.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in art.  He began his career in graphic arts, working for different advertising agencies and art studios.  He eventually started his own business which was highly successful with many Fortune 500 clients.

 

“Cowboy” by Stan Greenfield

 

 

After retiring and moving to Florida, Stan began painting in earnest.  His passion was ignited into landscapes, portraits and many different subjects. He now lives in Florida in the winter and the Berkshires in Massachusetts in the summer.  He hopes everyone will enjoy his work as much as he enjoyed creating it!

 

 

 

 

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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Barry Seidman Shares “A Feast for the Eyes” at Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Gallery

It’s a perfect match! “Feast for the Eyes” art/photo series by renown fine art photographer, Barry Seidman, is a tribute to local Florida farmers and farmers’ markets. Foodies and photo enthusiasts love the “portraits” of vegetables and the suggestive poses and relationships between them. Seidman finds his subjects at Palm Beach County Greenmarkets and has developed a deep appreciation for the farmers who take pride in the beauty of their produce. Currently being exhibited in Swifty’s Restaurant in New York, it attracted the attention of notables in the industry including Eric Ripert and Donatella Arpaia, who attended Barry’s opening in Chelsea this past fall. The series will be making its debut in Florida at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County March 21 to April 18. The private opening is March 19 for VIPs.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

BARRY  SEIDMAN

FEAST  FOR  THE  EYES

 

SOLO EXHIBIT

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

 

Opening Reception:

 

Thursday, March 19th

  5:30-7:30pm

 

An Artist Talk will be held April 4, at 3:00 p.m.

Exhibit runs March 21 – April 18, 2015

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue        Lake Worth, FL.

 

PH: 561-471-2901

info@palmbeachculture.com

 

 

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Renowned, still life photographer Barry Seidman exhibited his latest series, “Feast for the Eyes” at Swifty’s Restaurant located in New York City. This show followed the recent successful debut of Seidman’s intriguing photographic series at the Gallery at Fotocare, in Chelsea, which dazzled photography enthusiasts as well as food world luminaries.  The series will be making its debut in Florida at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County March 21 to April 18. The private opening is March 19 for VIPs. In addition, Seidman will present an Artist Talk on April 4th, which is Open to the Public.

 

"Daikon Radish" by Barry Seidman

“Daikon Radish” by Barry Seidman

 

Seidman tells The Rickie Report, “Inspiration is sometimes so illusive, but then there it is – like magic – in the splendor of nature!  ‘Feast for the Eyes’ took me on a voyage through the voluptuous shapes, pure colors and beautiful textures found at local greenmarkets. When you take the time to examine freshly harvested fruits and vegetables, they are extraordinary. They look different, feel different and taste better than the store-bought ordinary variety”.  

 

 

“Visiting greenmarkets became an obsession. While I would study the produce with my eyes, my wife would study with her taste buds. Fortunately, she is a gourmet cook, so my feast for the eyes also became a feast for the palate.  As I study and choreograph my subjects, I find sensuous curves, hidden personalities and relationships of form: some are beautiful, some are strange, but all unique.  With this series, I hope to bring attention and appreciation to those who plant, grow, harvest and make these feasts for the eyes available to us at our local greenmarkets and farms”.

 

 

Recognized as one of the top, still-life photographers in the country, Seidman continues to exhibit his fine art photography in numerous, one-man, fine art shows in New York City and South Florida and has contributed to numerous group shows.

 

 

"Brown Eggplant" by Barry Seidman

“Brown Eggplant” by Barry Seidman

 

Seidman’s subjects became extraordinarily alive. In this series, Seidman creates relationships between his subjects …sensuous, sexy and voluptuous … bringing them to life.

 

 

"Tall Mushroom" by Barry Seidman

“Tall Mushroom” by Barry Seidman

 

 

Barry Seidman grew up in New York’s fast-paced advertising business establishing him as one of the top advertising print media photographers in the country. He specialized in still-life photography and worked for the top major brands in the world, eventually expanding his work to include celebrity photography and directing television commercials. Recognition for his work includes every possible industry award including Clios, Tellys, Addys and the Art Directors Club Award.

 

 

Seidman then started to devote his time to fine art photography, using his vast techniques and knowledge of lighting and design as a foundation. This led to various solo and group exhibitions all while still connected to the advertising business.

 

Barry Seidman

Barry Seidman

 

A few years ago, Seidman, and long-time business partner and wife, Mary Ann Kurasz, relocated to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida where he built a studio to focus on his fine art work. He also maintains a studio presence in New York where he continues to shoot for advertising clients.  Seidman’s fine art exhibitions have included: Bagged; Aperture Art; Three Sides of Seidman; Selections from Six; Excerpts; Drinks and Smoke; Me, Now; Handscapes; New Eyes and Feast for the Eyes.

 

‘New Eyes’ is also the title of his 338-page photo-biography, a compilation of his fine-art photographic series. The large, illustrative book presents 14 of his fine-art series in a signed and numbered, limited edition.

 

 For more information, please call (561) 630-5745

or visit

www.barryseidman.com/fineart

or

https://www.facebook.com/barry.seidman.7

 

palmbeachculture.com

 

 

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Being “Top Dog” is Bigger Than You Imagined!

On November 9, 2013, the first annual “America’s Top Dog Model®  Golden Paw Awards ™” took place at Dynamic TV Studio in Boynton Beach.  Fifteen of America’s Top Dog Models ®  National winners and finalists were selected to receive a Golden Paw Award ™.   People and pups travelled from different parts of the country.  Now, you have a chance to see that event on local television station WPTV-5 this Sunday.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks at the winners.  We know so many pet-lovers will thank Jo Jo Harder, the creative behind this!  While her book and career are inspiring,  the dogs have made such a difference in peoples’ lives.  Photographers, take note!

America’s Top Dog Models®

This event will air on WPTV-5 (West Palm Beach) Sunday February 9, 2014 at  1 – 1: 30 PM to coincide with America’s Top Dog Model ® 2014 Contest.

Throughout history animals have played a significant role in human’s lives. In early times, people found that human-animal relationships were important to their very survival. Today, pets are considered part of the family and often reflect people’s need for intimacy, nurturance and companionship.

 

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“America’s Top Dog Model ® Golden Paw Awards ™” will air nationally on the Esquire Network (formerly the Style Network), Friday, February 28 at 5:30-6:00 AM.  The half-hour show is a “red carpet” event honoring these outstanding dogs that have made an extraordinary difference in people’s lives.  America’s Top Dog Model ® National Contest began in 2005 and included America’s Top Dog Model ® Golden Paw Award ™ recipients. 

 

Photos are available and you can view the preview by clicking this link:

http://www.americastopdogmodel.com/events.htm

America's Top Dog Model

America’s Top Dog Model Golden Paw Awards  Wendy Foskey (L) holding Penny and Jo Jo Harder (R)

The show describes how Jo Jo Harder’s new book, ” How to Become a Top Dog Model”,  can take your pet from your home into the international scene.    The book is available in an E-Book and soft cover:  http://www.americastopdogmodel.com/books_page.htm.

America's Top Dog Model, Golden Paw Awards

Eileen Neuwirth holding America’s Top Dog Model, Golden Paw Award Recipient, Riley

 

On January 15, 2014, the tenth contest was launched in search of “top dogs that make a difference.”   This is a contest with a positive mission.  Those of us who have pets, know they make us happy. But scientific research has proven that animals, particularly dogs, also help promote psychological and physical health by providing companionship, reducing stress, promoting social interaction, encouraging exercise, and providing unconditional love.

 

Not all research is focused on humans. Recent studies have proven that dogs benefit from human interaction as well, thanks to the love, care, attention, exercise and socialization they get from their people. We want to know how your canine family member is benefiting from the exchange.  America’s Top Dog Model ® 2014 Contest theme is “Healthy Paws.” This competition will focus on how people and dogs keep each other healthy.

Winners and finalist are featured in an annual calendar, in Jo Jo Harder’s books, and they also win fabulous prizes. The contest runs until April 30, and the theme  is “Healthy Paws.” Contest information is available at: http://www.americastopdogmodel.com/2014_contest.htm.

During the many years of organizing America’s Top dog Model ® competition, Jo Jo Harder received numerous emails from around the world. The #1 question: How can I get my dog into modeling?   Seeing the need, Jo Jo combined her expertise as a fashion designer, stylist, writer, and former model to create “How to Become a Top Dog Model”, the “first” complete canine modeling guide.
Over the years, America’s Top Dog Model ® contests has collaborated and supported many community events and charities in South Florida and nationwideYou may listen to this recent interview on Paw Life Radio.  
    
America's Top Dog Model

Jo Jo Harder (L) Creator of America’s Top Dog Model and Chloe Dolandis, Show host (R)

         
 
 How to Become A Top Dog Model”  E-book is currently available at eBook retailers “worldwide,” including: Apple iBookstore, Amazon Kindle, Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble, Copia, Gardners, Kobo, and Sony. The soft-cover is available on America’s Top Dog Model ® Website, Amazon.com, Baker & Taylor and selected stores nationwide.
This manual is packed with glamorous full-color photos and valuable information, including:
  • What it takes to be a top dog model
  • How to get started and stay on top
  • Expert advice on where to look for modeling job
  • Show to find an agent
  • How to create tools of the trade
  • Training information is provided so that prospective canine models can make a fabulous impression, whether strutting down a runway or being featured in a movie.
For self-respecting divas who would not think of turning down a day at the spa, a grooming section is devoted them. From a beauty parlor makeover to a pampering bath, stress relieving massage, and pedicure for pets, top dog models must always be well groomed.

 

Finally, America’s Top Dog Models ® share their career launching success stories about their journey to the top and why they are dogs that make a difference ™.

 

Readers will value the bonus section featuring 240 International resources, including: advertising agencies, model and talent agencies, canine couture, contests, training references, top dog designers, photographers, publications, spas, and organizations. 

 

Jo Jo and son, William at Top Dog Golden Paws Awards

Jo Jo and son, William at Top Dog Golden Paws Awards

 

Not only will this book benefit “aspiring” canine models, but also, advertising agencies, dog modeling agencies, dog groomers, dog trainers, pet retailers, canine fashion designers, print media and motion media producers.  

As a fashion designer, Jo Jo Harder’s clotting lines were sold in Nordstrom, Marshal Fields, Henri Bender, Fred Segal and other fine stores.  Author Jo Jo Harder has served as a consultant for many of America’s Top Dog Models ®. She has a passion for dogs and would love to hear from her readers and she will also make guest appearances. Contact the author at americastopdog@aol.com.  

America’s Top Dog Models ® complete press file is available on line:
Like America’s Top Dog Model on Facebook:
Follow America’s Top Dog Model’s ® winning style on Pinterest:
Tweet Jo Jo Harder on Twitter:
Jo Jo Harder,  CEO/The Jo Jo Companies
Jo Jo Productions
Creator/America’s Top Dog Model ®     Boca Raton, FL
Tel: 561-212-2441

Fashion Design/Styling, Home Staging, Image Consulting, Public Relations, Event Planning, and Break Through Concepts

www.americastopdogmodel.com



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Stanley Dornfest’s Rich Landscapes Are Exhibiting at Linda White Gallery

Stanley Dornfest’s rich landscapes are being exhibited at the Linda White Gallery in Artists Alley located in Delray Beach.  The Rickie Report met Stanley at an “On the Avenue” event and was drawn to his tropical artwork.  Artists Alley’s monthly Open Studios is December 19th.  We hope you will stop by and meet Stanley and relish in his work!  More details are in this article.

Stanley Dornfest

 

Artists Alley

 

OPEN STUDIOS

 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

6 – 9 pm

 

 

Stan Dornfest

Stan Dornfest

 

Stanley Dornfest’s paintings are being exhibited at the Linda White Gallery located in Artists Alley in Delray Beach.  Each month, on the third Thursday, all of the Artists’ Studios and Galleries are Open to the Public.  Enjoy refreshments while you walk from one studio to another, meeting the artists who create everything you are seeing.  The next Open Studios takes place on Thursday, December 19th from 6- 9 pm.

 

"Springtime Begins"

“Springtime Begins”

 

 

Stanley received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Cooper Union. While pursuing his career as a Creative/Art Director in the New York Advertising Industry, he continued to explore his passion for painting.  In New York, Stanley’s SOLO shows include: The Donald Gallery (Dobbs Ferry, NY) and Heritage Frame  (Tarrytown, NY). Stanley was also a member of the Faculty at Parsons School of Design.

Stanley shares, “I have always felt most spiritual when I am physically and emotionally enveloped by a landscape. The mystical state of mind that these inspiring locales transport me to, is what I strive to reflect in my painting”.

 

"Green Cay"

“Green Cay”

 

“For me, rather than merely documenting topography, painting is more about expressing the spiritual journey that the world of nature transports me to”, he says.

 

TRR:    Do you prefer oil or acrylic? 

SD:

I paint in Acrylics because I actually like the quick drying time, the versatility of the mediums and the quick clean up time which fits into my life.

 

TRR:  What did you teach at Parsons? 

SD:

I developed and taught a course for design students called:”Art Direction-Expanding Your Options” . The course explored different career paths that Design/Art  students could take.

 

"Spring Awakening"

“Spring Awakening”

 

TRR:   Were you artistic as a child? 

SD:

My elementary school teacher summoned my mother to the classroom to explain to her that she felt that I was very talented in Art. She offered to loan me her oil paints over the summer so that I could continue painting. My mother explained to her that she could afford to purchase a set of oil paints for me. Not only did my mother buy the paints, but she researched and found courses for me to take on Saturdays at The Brooklyn Museum Art School and Brooklyn College, which nurtured my life long passion for painting.

 

From an early age, I was always painting. After High School, I was fortunate to get accepted to The Cooper Union Art School. After Cooper, I pursued a long, successful career as an Advertising Creative/Art Director but during that time – I continued to paint. As my advertising career tapered off-my painting endeavors expanded.

"Across The Pond"

“Across The Pond”

In Florida, Stanley’s paintings have been exhibited at The Boca Museum of Art, The Coral Springs Center for the Arts, Loxahatchee National Wildlife Center, Lighthouse ArtCenter, The Armory Art Center and the Rosen Museum Gallery.  He was also featured in Travel Host Magazine.   He is a Participating Signature Member of the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild and a Founding Member of the Florida Scape Artists. Stanley’s work is represented in both Public and Private Collections.

 

For more information about Stanley Dornfest’s paintings, please visit   standornfest.com or call  561-865-7077

ARTISTS ALLEY is an independent group of accomplished artists collaborating to establish a grass roots working colony with a vibrant marketplace for “Art created in Delray Beach”. This exciting new, warehouse arts area is in the Pineapple Grove Arts District in downtown Delray Beach. Check out the website- ArtistsAlleyDelray.com

LOCATION – The alley runs north and south between NE 3rd and 4th Streets, east of 3rd Avenue and west of the RR tracks.

EASY DIRECTIONS – From Atlantic Ave. go north on Federal Hwy., go west on NE 4th St., cross the RR tracks, go 80 feet and make a left into Artists Alley. Make your second or third left into the warehouses. You can print a map at www.CacaceArt.com

FREE PARKING – in the city lot on NE 3rd Avenue just south of NE 4th St. This is the best parking for our events. It’s a well lit parking lot a half a block away.

 

 

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