Armory Art Center Announces 2nd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival Call to Artists

Artists are invited to participate in the 2nd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival presented by the Armory Art Center on December 2-3, 2017.  It will feature local and out-of-town artists, live music, demonstrations, food trucks, and activities for all ages. This call to artists is open to local, regional, and national artists working in ceramics, drawing, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed-media, and painting. Last year’s festival brought 6,000 affluent visitors and 86 artists. This event will be well-publicized by local media reporting, media sponsorships, advertising, and social media. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges locally based as  well as out-of-town based artists to apply!  Deadline is August 31st.  Art Patrons: Mark your calendars now for this event!

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival

 

December 2-3, 2017

10 am to 5 pm

 

 

Armory Art Center Campus
811 Park Place     W.Palm Beach, FL

www.westpalmbeachartsfestival.com

 

 

 

 

The Armory Art Center campus hosts space for ninety-five 10’x10’ tents throughout the Armory’s campus. Tents will be located outdoors in the campus sculpture garden and parking lot.

 

The Armory Art Center is on the south end of Howard Park within walking distance of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the Palm Beach Convention Center, Hilton West Palm Beach, and CityPlace—a premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination.

 

Scheduled at the perfect time for holiday shopping, vendors will reach affluent Palm Beach and Broward County residents, and engage our large seasonal tourist population.

Last year’s festival brought 6,000 affluent visitors and 86 artists. This event will be well-publicized by local media reporting, media sponsorships, advertising, and social media.

 

 

Artists will have the opportunity to interact with the public through art demos and booth chats. Live music, food, and kid’s activities make the festival a perfect experience for all.

 

 

Set up is on Friday, December 1, 2017.

Artists parking will be available.

 

 

To participate go to www.westpalmbeachartsfestival.com

 

 

• Submit three jpegs of the artwork you plan to sell and a picture of your booth display along with your application.
• Application deadline is August 31, 2017.
• There is a $35 artist application fee • Booths are 10’x10’ for $185 each.

Tent Requirements: Tents must be 10’x10’ and made to withstand wind and rain.

The tent color must be white to remain consistent with event standards. Recommended brands are Light Done, Show Off, and Flourish. There is a minimum of 50 lbs. of weight per corner required to meet quality standards.

Tent Rental: “Tents 4 Events” is offering tents for rent with set-up and breakdown included. Please log on to www.Tents4Events.us or call 954-675-7634 directly to setup your tent rental.

 

 

 

About the Armory Art Center:

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 12 exhibitions throughout the year in four galleries. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776.

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Artwork Of Anita Lovitt And James Rabidoux Is Featured At “Opposites” Exhibit At Delray Beach Public Library

The Delray Public Library invites you to “Opposites”, an exhibition in their Art Series, 2017.  There will be a Free Public Reception on Friday, April 14th to meet artists Anita Lovitt and James Rabidoux.  This exhibit is available now through April 29th and will bring you truly varied elements of creativity!   The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

 

2nd Floor Gallery

100 E. Atlantic Avenue    Delray Beach, FL

 

 

“O   P   P   O   S   I   T   E   S”

 

Featuring the Artwork of

Anita  Lovitt    &   James  Rabidoux

PUBLIC  RECEPTION

Friday, April 14th

3:00 – 4:30 pm

 

ANITA  LOVITT:

 

“Everglades” by Anita Lovitt

 

 

Anita Lovitt is an award-winning painter, illustrator, designer, teacher and collaborative artist.  She tells The Rickie Report, “My theme for this exhibition is “The Solace of Nature.”  Graduating from Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts) with top honors and a degree in Illustration, Anita also studied with some legendary teachers (Milton Glaser at School of Visual Arts in New York, Charles Reid, and Robert Beverly Hale at the Art Students League in New York City). Her award-winning illustrations, paintings and designs have appeared in children’s books, greeting cards, surface designs and graphic designs for the home and gift industry.

 

 

“Transcendence” by Anita Lovitt

 

 

In 2006 Anita worked with a team of counselors to produce a series of illustrative legacy quilts for Project Hope to document the impact of Hurricane Wilma on local communities. She is the creator of the large “Dancing Pineapples Mural” which graces the entrance to Pineapple Grove in downtown Delray Beach, as well as numerous private and public commissions.  Anita has taught drawing and painting for many years, and is also a talented digital artist. Her favorite medium, however, is watercolor.

 

 

“Gray Sunrise” by Anita Lovitt

 

 

 

 

Anita Lovitt may be reached at: lovittland@gmail.com  

To see more of Anita’s artwork and about her classes:  anitalovitt.com

 

 

 

JAMES  RABIDOUX:

 

“Food” by James Rabidoux

 

“Love You Too” by James Rabidoux

 

“Sky” by James Rabidoux

James Rabidoux may be reached at: jamesrabidoux.artist@gmail.com

To see more of James’ artwork: www.facebook.com/jimrabidoux

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Well Known Marketing Expert And Fine Artist, Ilene Adams, Is Featured At Wellington Art Society Meeting

The Wellington Art Society will feature Ilene Adams of The Marketing Works of Palm Beach as their presenter at their meeting on November 9, 2016. The group meets at the Wellington Community Center on Forest Hill Boulevard just east of City Hall. A “Meet and Greet” will be followed by a member spotlight and brief meeting, with Ilene’s marketing presentation and an outstanding raffle completing the evening.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some images of Ilene’s award-winning fine artwork.

 

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

FEATURES:

ILENE  ADAMS

November 9th

6:30 pm

Free and Open to The Public

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Boulevard Wellington, FL

 

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“As Above So Below” by Ilene Adams

 

 

 

 

Ilene has over thirty years experience in both commercial and non-profit marketing strategies including graphic design, web design, brochures, public relations and social media. She is also a talented artist working in mixed media and photography and shows her work in galleries and exhibitions, winning many awards.

 

 

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“Tree Shadow” by Ilene Adams

 

 

 

Ilene studied graphic art design at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia. She continued her studies in printmaking and fine art at Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy. After college, she worked in advertising, illustration and fabric design in New York City. After a move to Boston, she continued her education in marketing at Harvard.

 

 

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“Natural Mondrian” by Ilene Adams

 

 

 

 

In 1981, Ilene opened Women at Work, a radio marketing company that rapidly became one of the leading broadcast marketing companies in the country. She moved the company to New Jersey in 1990and then to Palm Beach, Florida in 2004 where she has been highly successful as a marketing strategist.

 

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“Blue Lagoon” by Ilene Adams

 

 

 

 

Ilene is heavily involved in the community art scene and has served as a member of Artists in Palm Beach County, the Cultural Arts Committee for West Palm Beach, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, and the Wellington Art Society and continues to be an active leader and Vice President of Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach. Ilene offers a seminar, The Art of marketing Your Art, and many artists who have attended Ilene’s seminars have been accepted into traditional galleries, juried exhibitions, won awards and made major sales in Florida and internationally. This is a program not to be missed for all artists!

 

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“Water Installation” by Ilene Adams

 

 

 

Ilene says about her own work, “The artists that influenced me the most are Robert Rauschenberg and Maxfield Parish. Rauchenberg’s influence is apparent in my paintings that incorporate paint, collage, photographic images and artifacts. They evoke a feeling of nostalgia or of imaginary places. Parrish is evident in her photography in her enhanced use of color”. Ilene’s work will be exhibited at several shows and galleries this coming season.

 

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“Moss In Tree” by Ilene Adams

 

 

For more information  or to contact Ilene:

561.346.0172
www.IleneAdamsInc.com
www.IleneAdamsFineArt.com
www.linkedin.com/in/ileneadams

 

WELLINGTON  ART  SOCIETY

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 34th 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 more information visit WellingtonArtSociety.org

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Ilene Gruber Adams Mixed Media Paintings And Photography Will Be In Several Area Exhibits

Ilene Gruber Adams is a professional artist working in both mixed media painting and in photography. Her paintings are a mixture of various mediums including photo transfers, plaster, gold leaf and thread. Her photos show bold, bright colors, pushing the limits on saturation and manipulating reality.  This season, Ilene’s work can be seen throughout the County at: Town of Jupiter Art Gallery (January 8th), Art Synergy/ArtPalmBeach (January 17th- 24th), Continuum (January 20th-30th) and Wayne Akers /Fordistas Gallery  (Through February 28th).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

 

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Ilene tells The Rickie Report, “I work in both mixed media and photography, each with a different focus. In my paintings, I use old family and vintage images creating stories that evoke a feeling of nostalgia. I like to take an isolated image and although it is separate, see how it relates to the whole. My photography looks at nature but through an eye that sees intensified color and transforms the ordinary into the sublime, often in a painterly style that leaves the viewer wondering if it is a painting or a photograph.

 

 

 

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“Sky Interrupted” by Ilene Adams

 

 

 

The artists that influenced her the most are Robert Rauschenberg and Maxfield Parish. Rauschenberg’s influence is apparent the paintings. They evoke a feeling of nostalgia or of imaginary places.  Her photographs on the other hand, deal mostly with nature, but nature through an intense filter. Images are put under a microscope and colors are heightened. Ordinary images are enhanced to create painterly new images that leave the viewer wondering if they are paintings or photographs? Abstract or realistic?”

 

 

 

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“Water” by Ilene Adams

 

Ilene has been working on two new series which are being previewed this season: “Sky Interrupted” and “Water”. “Sky Interrupted” is based on views of the sky punctuated by various manmade structures. “Water” looks at various forms of water, whether ocean, lake, puddle or marsh, and seeing it as a beautiful and precious resource transformed into abstract jewel tone colors. Both deal with our relationship to our environment and how by manipulating the colors, bring attention to what we take for granted.

 

 

 

This season, Ilene’s work can be seen throughout the County.

These are a few of the upcoming shows :

Town of Jupiter Art Gallery 

January 8 – February 28th

 

Jupiter Community Center at 200 Military Trail, Jupiter.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 9:00 PM; Saturday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

https://www.jupiter.fl.us/art

 

 

 

Continuum

January 20th  -30th

30 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach

Hours and Events Vary, please check website:

http://continuumwpb.blogspot.com/p/event-calendar.html

 

 

 

Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach

 Palm Beach Convention Center

January 17th- 24th

650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

 

http://artsynergypbc.com/

 

 

Wayne Akers /Fordistas Gallery Lake Worth

 Through February 28

2000 10th Ave N   Lake Worth, FL
(561) 582-4444

http://fordistas.com/contact-us/

 

 

Ilene has over 35 years professional experience in various businesses in the art field. She studied graphic design at Tyler School of Art, Temple University and continued to study printmaking and fine art at Tyler School of Art in Rome.  Ilene worked in New York City in advertising, illustration and fabric design. She then worked in the corporate world as owner/CEO of a multi-million dollar national broadcast marketing company located in Boston and later in New Jersey. She brings a wealth of information and creativity to her work. Moving to Florida 12 years ago, Ilene continued her marketing company, The Marketing Works, bringing her marketing and design talents to small businesses, non-profits and artists. She focused her energy and skills on the creation of wonderful, warm environments for homes and businesses from New York to Miami.

 

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“Remember Me” by Ilene Adams

 

 

 

Ilene also offers a seminar “The Art of Marketing Your Art”, with Rickie Leiter, publisher of the Rickie Report and art consultant, that gives valuable insights and working knowledge of how to market and promote your art as a business. The seminars are offered throughout the County in conjunction with several galleries.

 

 

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“Part Of The Whole Copy” by Ilene Adams

 

An award winning artist, Ilene has been featured in many design magazines both in the New York metropolitan area and the Palm Beaches. Ilene has also worked in the non-profit art world bringing her marketing talents and creativity to an art center in West Palm Beach and working to advance art and artists in the community. She is currently working on several community art projects to bring art to the public as a Board member of ArtSynergy.

 

 

Ilene’s artwork is included in corporate and private collections, including Palms West Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital, TD Bank – Miami; Montrose Estate and Stable – Wellington; Jewish Community Center – Wellington; Jewish Community Center – Boynton Beach; Med Express Urgent Centers – 6 locations in South Florida; Dermatology Center of the Palm Beaches -Lake Worth, FL; Boca Raton Skin & Laser Center; Pediatric Oncology Wing – Palms West Hospital; Interior Decisions – Florham Park, NJ; Children First Health Facility – Brooklyn, New York; Morristown Jewish Center – Morristown, NJ; Mercury Car Dealership – South Jersey;  Innovative Interiors – Towaco, NJ; Valerie Matthews Design – Boynton Township, NJ; Ann Dlugash Interiors – Westfield, NJ and City of West Palm Beach Cultural Alliance.  Ilene is available for commissions.

 

 

 

 

Ilene’ s involvement in the community’s art scene has made quite an impact. She has served as a member of organization boards, including Wellington Art Society, Artists of Palm Beach County, the Cultural Affairs Committee for West Palm Beach, Jonathan Dickinson State Park and Furry Friends.

 

 

 

Ilene served as a judge at Artigas, is a member of International Decorative Artisans League (IDAL),  Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists Guild, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and continues to be an active board member of Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach. Ilene lives in Jupiter with her husband Norm, and spends much of her time at the beach and practicing yoga. She has two daughters, Kayla and Rachel.

 

 

For More Information:

561.346.0172
www.IleneAdamsInc.com
www.IleneAdamsFineArt.com
www.linkedin.com/in/ileneadams
“like” my Facebook Page!!

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

What Are Your Next Steps When Your Work Is Being Exhibited?

Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to a Gallery, Art Festival, Art Exhibit, SOLO Exhibit or you are making a presentation or doing a demo!  When you show your work anywhere, what should you do next?  The Rickie Report discusses next steps to increase public awareness, viewings and sales.

 

 

You’ve Been Accepted!  Now What?

 

 

Congratulations!  You’ve just been accepted to:

 

__          A Juried Art Exhibit/Art Show

__          A Coop Gallery

__          A Vanity Gallery

__          A Traditional Gallery

__          A Publication

__           Other  ( Presenting, Giving a Demo)

 

WHAT DO YOU DO NEXT? 

 

Tell everyone you know!  Your passion and excitement is infectious!  

You are THE BEST person to tell others about your artwork.

 

  • Social Media
  • Print Media
  • Web Media ( like The Rickie Report)
  • Radio ( some stations include local events, especially if there is a Charity involved)
  • Television ( see comment above)
  • YOUR WEBSITE  (Have you updated it to include the new event?)
  • People you meet in your daily life (Seriously, if other people overhear your conversation in the grocery line, they might want to attend!)   Have your business cards ready!

 

Once you receive your acceptance, it is time to send out a press release!  

Include:

Brief Artist Statement which can be used as a quote from you.

Brief overview of the highlights of your art career.  

Who ( you)

What (the Exhibit, Festival, Organization or Gallery)

When ( When does the exhibit or show run? Is there a special Opening Reception?)

How Much (Is there a charge to attend?)

Where ( Exact street address.  If it’s a tough-to-find locale, include GPS information)

Why ( Is this a benefit for a Charity, A special Commemorative Event?)

At least 3 good quality jpegs  ( sending low resolution for web and higher resolution for print makes the life of an editor much easier – we’ll talk about this later)

Title your jpegs AND include your name!  

Include: medium, size and price

Your Website address.

Links to Facebook and any other Social Media you are involved with.

Your phone number  (Really!  Some of us still call people to confirm pieces of information)

Kill Date – What is the latest date a publication can use your material?

An overview of the exhibit ( Does it have a theme, how many pieces were accepted, what do the Exhibit or Gallery Coordinators want the public to know?)

Email address and phone number

 

 

Making It Easy For The Editor

Include all of the information in one email or one snail mail 

Send  jpegs 

For each jpeg, please include Your Name, Title, Medium, Size and Price

No handwritten notes

Send a cohesive Press Release ( If you need help with this, we can suggest a template to get you started)

Follow up – with an email or a phone call to see if there is anything else you need to send

Other Points to Consider:

Ask the gallery or Exhibit Coordinator where their Press Releases were sent.

Ask if it is OK for you to send out a Press Release on your own behalf?

Do they want you to only use their press release or can you add some personalization to theirs?

How many exhibit or gallery cards will you be given to distribute?

While it is lots of fun to have your family and friends come to the Opening,  you also need to contact previous clients. Even if they don’t live nearby, this will pique their interest and remind them about your work.  The goal is to help bring in sales!

FINALLY:

The Rickie Report is here to help you network.  We are read by artists and art patrons around the world. We look forward to hearing from you when you get accepted into an Art Show, Gallery or Exhibit and are giving a presentation or demonstration.  Please give us at least 3-4 weeks advance notice so we can place your article in our publication in a timely manner.  (There are times when we do have openings at the last minute, so it is always good to check…but it is best for YOU to be in touch as soon as you get your acceptance).

 

Your involvement in any Art Show, Exhibit or Gallery is a partnership.  

Be sure you are doing your part in making it successful! 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Deb LaFogg Docherty Demonstrates at Upcoming Wellington Art Society Meeting

Aspiring artists, emerging artists and seasoned artists are welcome to the next meeting of the Wellington Art Society, when renown wildlife artist, Deb LaFogg Docherty will demonstrate different painting techniques.  Deb works in pastels, acrylics and oils.  Her award-winning images bring us closer to nature. The Wellington Art Society meetings are wonderful opportunities for artists to not only learn, but network with a supportive group of like-minded creatives.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some images of Deb’s artistry.  Please note the new venue for this event!

 

 

 

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THE WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

FEATURES

Deb LaFogg Docherty

Wednesday, February 11th

6:30PM

*At the Village Park Gymnasium

11700 Pierson Road    Wellington, FL 33414     Ph: (561) 791-4005 

 

* Please note new venue 

 

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“Captured Gaze” by Deb LaFogg Docherty

 

 

Deb LaFogg Docherty will be the featured demonstrator at the next Wellington Art Society meeting. It will be held on February 11, 2015 at 6:30 PM at their new venue in the gymnasium at Village Park off Pierson Road in Wellington.  There will be a meet and greet, followed by a brief meeting and Deb’s demonstration.

 

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“Waiting for Mom” by Deb LaFogg Docherty

 

 

Deb LaFogg grew up in Connecticut where as a child she painted woods and swamps near her house. She had no formal training until attending art college, majoring in advertising and illustration. After graduation she moved to Florida and was a free lance photographer taking pictures of Styx, Robert Plant and Steve Marriott of Humble Pie.

 

 

"Flying Tiger" by Deb LaFogg Docherty

“Flying Tiger” by Deb LaFogg Docherty

 

 

She presently works for a newspaper as a special sections designer.
Deb paints daily and loves going out into the field and coming face to face with natures wild animals and scenery. She works in pastels, acrylics and oils and has studied with world renowned pastel artists. In 2011 she received the Masters Circle Award from the International Association of Pastel Societies. She received second place in drawing in a National Wildlife Art competition.

 

 

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“Jonah’s Dream” by Deb LaFogg Docherty

Deb is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, the Pastel Society of North Florida, an associate member of the Society for Animal Artists and an associate member of Audubon Artists and many other societies. Her paintings have been in many shows, galleries and museums around the country and she has been published in many magazines and newspapers.

 

"Woodstorks" by Deb LaFogg Docherty

“Woodstorks” by Deb LaFogg Docherty

 

Deb has illustrated a children’s book called “Woodrat Jill” with part of the proceeds going to preserve the habitat for the endangered Key Largo woodrat.  She teaches at the Delray Center for the Arts and is available for commissions.  Deb’s paintings are exhibited around the U.S. in National Parks.

 

 

"Morning Call" by Deb LaFogg Docherty

“Morning Call” by Deb LaFogg Docherty

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 34th 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 visit:

 wellingtonartsociety.org
or wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

OSGS Gallery Features Ilene Adams for BYOC Lecture

 OSGS Gallery is keeping the summer hopping and the arts alive with their BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) Lecture Series. OSGS Works of Art and Custom Framing (Ortiz-Smykla | Gallery-Studio) is located in the heart of Northwood Village.  Their free lectures take place in conjunction with the free Northwood Village ArtWalk Gallery Tours on the 2nd Saturday of every month, the first lecture beginning Saturday, July 12 with Ilene Gruber Adams.  She will be speaking about  her work and her involvement in the local arts community.  Who says there isn’t anything going on in West Palm Beach in the summer?  The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 

 

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

You’re invited

 

  BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair)

 Lecture Series

 7 pm

 

 

Meet Ilene Adams

Painter and Photographer

Ortiz-Smykla | Gallery-Studio

500 Northwood  Village  West Palm Beach, FL

Corner of Spruce and Northwood Road

 

 

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“On The Road” by Ilene Adams

 

 

During the Summer Lecture Series, each speaker will share their passion for the arts and their identity as an artist.  You will discover how each began their incredible artistic journey, their background, techniques, mentors, what drives and/or motivates them and where they see their work taking them into the future.  If you have not attended one of our lectures prior to now you are in for a fabulous treat and will, at the same time, learn something new in the process.

 

 

 

 

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“Perspective” by Ilene Adams

 

You do not have to be signed up for the Free ArtWalk tour to attend the Free Lecture.  Although it is encouraged to not miss out on the Free VIP Guided Tour through the many art spaces in Northwood Village.  If you wish to take the tour, please sign-up at http://www.northwoodartwalk.com/  The Lectures will begin at the end of the first ArtWalk tour, around 7pm.    There are many fabulous restaurants in the area with many of them offering live music, so plan to have a bite to eat or enjoy a glass of wine before or after the lecture.

 

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“Remember Me l” by Ilene Adams

 

 

Ilene Adams has over 25 years professional experience in various businesses in the art field.  She studied graphic design at Tyler School of Art, Temple University and then continued on to study printmaking and fine art at Tyler School of Art in Rome.  After completing college, Ilene worked in New York City in advertising, illustration and fabric design. She has continued studying many art disciplines throughout her career at schools such as Harvard, The School of Visual Arts and faux finishing schools. 

 

 

 

"Pretty Junk" by Ilene Adams

“Pretty Junk” by Ilene Adams

After working in the corporate world as owner/CEO of a national broadcast marketing company, Ilene  turned her attention back to design and has been creating wonderful, warm environments for homes and businesses from New York to Miami.  Ilene has been featured in many design magazines in the New York metropolitan area and the Palm Beaches, as well as winning several awards for her art. 

 

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“Remember Me ll” by Ilene Adams

 

 Ilene’ s involvement in the community’s art scene has made quite an impact.  She has served as a member of organization boards, including  Wellington Art Society, Artists of Palm Beach County, the Cultural Affairs Committee for West Palm Beach and has been an active leader in Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach.

 

Currently, Ilene has a marketing and graphic design business, The Marketing Works, that caters to businesses, non-profits and artists.  When time permits, Ilene works on her paintings and photographs and shows her work in galleries and exhibitions,  winning several awards for her art.  Ilene’s work can be found at www.ileneadamsinc.com and www.ileneadamsfineart.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this program or other exhibits at OSGS please contact:

Evelyn Ortiz-Smykla/Jonathan Ortiz-Smykla, OSGS Gallery 561-833-2223; OSGSArt@hotmail.com

 

Art runs in the veins of gallery curators Evelyn and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla. OSGS, is the embodiment of their love of art, and for sharing the work of talented artists. On any given day, a visit to their gallery sends guests crossing paths with a variety of works in many mediums that include modern-art paintings, sculptures, and home wares. The team also does their own creating inside the studio: custom framing is available with a large number of options for materials, glass, matting, and mounting. The gallery also brings in guest speakers for the Bring Your Own Chair lecture series, whose dates are published on the gallery’s website. The gallery is located at 500 Northwood Road in West Palm Beach.

 

 

For more information about OSGS:  Visit our website for more information about the gallery visit: http://www.osgsart.com/

    Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla     OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio  p: 561-833-2223 OSGSart@hotmail.com      www.OSGSart.com

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Sharon Segal SOLO Exhibit and Reception

Sharon Segal is a Florida-based artist whose artwork makes people smile.  Using various mediums, her works combine bright colors, shapes and textures. Her love for animals has led to the creation of novel, playful and unconventional cartoon-like creatures. Their eyes are so large, you just have to grin. They are so lovable, you want to take them home! A member of the Wellington Art Society, Sharon is the Featured Artist at a SOLO exhibition at Whole Foods in Wellington through August.  The Public is invited to a Reception on Friday, July 18th.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

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Public Reception Honoring

Sharon Segal

Friday, July 18, 2014

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Art Exhibit Continues Thru August

Whole Foods Market cafe

2635 SR7     Wellington, FL

 

 

The Whole Foods Market on SR7 in Wellington has a large cafe, lined with windows which offer nice natural lighting. It’s a perfect setting to display art and Wellington Art Society is pleased to partner with Whole Foods to bring this show to the communityWhole Foods will provide music, hot and cold appetizers, and drinks.  A five-dollar donation is requested which goes to benefit the Art Society’s scholarship fund.    RSVP to Whole Foods  561.904.4000.   This year the Art Society presented five $1,000 to area high school seniors who are planning to study art in college. 

 

 

 

"Diver Owl" by Sharon Segal

“Diver Owl” by Sharon Segal

 

Born and raised in Florida, Sharon comes from an artistic and talented family.  She describes herself as a “self-taught” artist, “I’ve been doodling/drawing since I was little, but only recently thought it would be a good idea to pick up a paint brush.”  Her musical abilities enhance her creativity.

 

 

"Octopus" by Sharon Segal

Octopus” by Sharon Segal

 

 

Do you ever feel like you’re being watched?  Sharon Segal tells The Rickie Report, “My whimsical characters come to life when I envision their excessively large eyes watching over us.”  Part of her education includes a degree in computer animation, which she “feels comes out in my artwork with the those big eyes.”

 

 

"Pablo" by Sharon Segal

“Pablo” by Sharon Segal

 

 

Her experience with animation lends itself to give personality to each of her creations.  Sharon started seriously painting when she won the poster contest for the signature artist for the Coral Springs Art Fair in 2010.  “I won a free booth at the fair…and I panicked because I had no other paintings!  So I went home and painted for the next couple of months so I would have something to hang up at the booth.  It was such a great experience! ”  

 

"Kevin" by Sharon Segal

“Kevin” by Sharon Segal

 

She goes on to explain, “Using various mediums allows me to link animation with other art forms. Sharon has degrees in advertising/public relations, graphic design, computer animation and education.  She develops logos and designs for varied businesses  throughout the community. Currently Sharon is a sixth grade math teacher who integrates the arts into her classroom curriculum to enhance the learning experience for her students.   

"Pajama Party" by Sharon Segal

“Pajama Party” by Sharon Segal

Sharon’s art is whimsical, fun and young at heart. “My art really has one purpose…to make someone smile.  I love watching the reaction of people looking at my artwork!  It makes me feel so good that I made someone happy.  It’s great to forget and escape from the crazies of daily life and have even a small moment of ‘happy’…I feel my art does that for people…and it doesn’t matter their age!” Sharon looks forward to writing and illustrating a children’s book in the future.  This exhibit at Whole Foods is an ideal opportunity to introduce children to art as children will especially love her work.  


"Maria" by Sharon Segal

“Maria” by Sharon Segal


 


For more information about 
Sharon Segal’s artwork, please visit her website:

www.sharonsegalart.com

In its 34th year, The Wellington Art Society is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to share their work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art.  Both local and regional artists can display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. The Wellington Art Society is open to any resident in Palm Beach County. Membership forms will be available if you would like to become a member.  A 501(c)(3) charitable organization, its mission is to educate and encourage originality and productivity among its members and area youth through programs designed to further the advancement of cultural endeavors in Palm Beach County.

 

 

For more information  please visit  www.wellingtonartsociety.orgwellingtonartsocietyblogspot.com .or contact W.A.S. President, Donna Donelan at:  dwdonelan325@comcast.net

 

 

 

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National League of American Pen Women Invites You to First Event of the Season!

The Rickie Report believes that professional networking is an important aspect to maintaining one’s creativity.  The National League of American Pen Women is an organization for professional women in the arts.  We suggest you check out this article for details of their upcoming event – rsvp is necessary!  This is a group of visual artists, musicians and authors who not only nurture each other’s artistry, but give back to the community.

 

 

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The National League of American Pen Women was founded in 1897 to promote the development of creative women in the arts. The Boca Raton Branch is the largest branch in Florida, and one of the largest in the nation. 

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Among their members you’ll find newspaper and magazine writers, screenplay and book authors, sculptors and painters in all media, photographers, public relations and advertising experts, musicians and composers.

 

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The Boca Raton branch has long been active in the community, routinely reaching out with writing programs and contests, as well as public art shows. They develop programs with longer and more involved goals. In 2004-2005, they developed an outreach initiative with the Gateways Book Program to aid those incarcerated in the Girls Juvenile Detention Center in West Palm Beach. The branch presents monthly workshops with the girls and collects books, which helped to establish a library at the center. Another outreach program was designed to help Palm Beach County teachers by offering members’ talents and expertise in the arts for use in the classroom. These outreach programs are important not only in serving the community, but because they help the organization maintain its not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) status.

 

 

 

The branch holds program luncheon meetings the 3rd Thursday of the month, from November through May, at the Delray Beach Golf Club. Creativity workshops and exhibitions are also held at various times throughout the year for members and the general public.

 

Different levels of membership are available. For more information, go to the local branch websitewww.bocapenwomen.org

 

 

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Judy Eisinger SOLO Exhibit and Reception – You are Invited!

The Rickie Report loves that the Wellington Art Society and Whole Foods market in Wellington are supporting the arts together!  Whole Foods is sponsoring a public Reception to meet community-based artist, Judy Eisinger, whose work is displayed in the Cafe Area.  Mark your calendars and call to RSVP (great food and beverages) for the August 16th event. Judy is a fine artist as well as a graphic designer.  We love giving her “Tinook” line of baby art to parents of newborns!  More details about Judy and the Reception are in this article.

 

 

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Artists Reception Honoring

Judy Eisinger

Friday, August 16, 2013

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market Cafe

  2635 SR7     Wellington, FL

 RSVP to Whole Foods Customer Service at: 561-904-4000

 

The Whole Foods Market on SR7 in Wellington has a large cafe, lined with windows which offer nice natural lighting. It’s a perfect setting to display art and Wellington Art Society is pleased to partner with Lauren Belinsky of Whole Foods to bring this show to the communityWhole Foods will provide music, hot and cold appetizers, and drinks. 

 

image001-1 Judy’s artwork will be displayed in the Cafe, which is on the left side of the market. Artists often bring limited editions and prints to sell the evening of their reception.  There is a $5. fee to attend, which is used for WAS Scholarships for local art students pursuing a higher degree in art.

 

French Pastry

French Pastry

Judy (Yudit) Eisinger is a fine artist, graphic designer, owner and creative lead of Yudit Design yudit.com.  Born in Budapest, Hungary, and escaping that Communist country in 1956, Judy moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she began painting at an early age.  At age 13, she took first place for the design of the City Holiday Card.

Key West

Key West

Judy studied fine art at the Cleveland Institute of Art and the Cooper School of Art, which led to a four-year scholarship to Kent State University. After graduating with honors, Judy began her painting career by showing her colorful paintings at the Shaker Heights Artist’s Cooperative Gallery. Her work soon became sought after and now hangs in private collections throughout the United States, Europe and Israel.

 

Soon after moving to Florida, Judy was commissioned to paint 24 paintings for the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. Over the years, Judy’s talent and wealth of experience has brought an open-minded adaptive process to her paintings, which have earned her a covey of Regional and National awards.

 

Judy is the owner and creative lead at Yudit Design, a full-service advertising and graphic design firm located in Wellington, Florida (www.yudit.com).  Because of her belief that fine art is the essence of graphic design, Judy has received recognition both for her paintings and for her graphic design work which has garnered several Advertising Federation Silver Addy’s.

 

“Impressionism is not a movement; it is a philosophy of life.” Max Libermann

 

Copenhagen

Copenhagen

Judy tells The Rickie Report, “For me, art has always evolved from impressions of life, rather than a strict rendering of a given subject. In every new painting, I love the ebb and flow of line and bold colors, the power of less is more, and the ways simplicity and boldness together can magically evoke sensation.”

 

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Feet

“To make these wonderful discoveries and impressions, I’ve created a unique process that I like to call “multi-media” — traditional paper and pencil emboldened by techniques using new technology. This method gives me the freedom to focus on being truly imaginative and unbounded, in my approach to the subject, in my process, in my technique.”

 

Parrot Lady

Parrot Lady

“Typically, I begin with an idea, traditional paper and pencil, and an original drawing. I then use computer software to ‘paint’ the solid, bold colors and print my work to canvas. Once on canvas, I complete the piece with brush and paint, making each painting a one-of-a-kind work of art, she explains.”

 

Judy’s style of painting may have changed over the years, but her fascination with the human condition as a subject matter has not.  She shares, “My favorite figure painting was done in college—an aging female model wearing the scars of life. The first painting I ever sold in the early ‘70s was of a homeless man in the depth of a Cleveland winter.  I paint because it’s what I love to do, and always have.  My first painting was in third grade. My last one, thankfully, is yet to come.”

 

For more information please contact 

Judith K. Eisinger,  

Yudit Design

P: 561.333.7850

C: 561.236.6033

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Founded in 1981, The Wellington Art Society is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to share their work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art. The Wellington Art Society is open to any resident in Palm Beach County. Membership forms will be available if you would like to become a member and your $5 guest fee will be applied toward it.

 

This group of artists not only offers scholarships for students pursuing their art careers, but also reaches out with their creativity to the Palms West Hospital.    Twenty-two WAS Artists presented their paintings for the new Children’s Hospital Unit.  WAS President,Leslie Pfeiffer, tells The Rickie Report, ” It has been a joy for us to join hearts and hands together  in creating paintings to inspire and comfort the children and their families”.

 

A 501(c)(3) charitable organization, its mission is to educate and encourage originality and productivity among its members and area youth through programs designed to further the advancement of cultural endeavors in Palm Beach County, Florida.  For more information about the Wellington Art Society, visit, www.wellingtonartsociety.orgwellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com or call W.A.S. President Leslie Pfeiffer at 561-791-3676.

 

 

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