John Bowen’s Watercolors Are Featured In Palm Beach Gardens. Enjoy Free Demo On Sunday, April 24 At GreenMarket. Win A Giclee. Free Reception Follows At City Hall Lobby Gallery.

Watercolorist, John Bowen, is the Featured Artist of GardensArt, a City Of Palm Beach Gardens art in public places program.  “The Art Of Being There” offers a vast array of John’s award winning originals, notecards, canvas prints, and books for sale.  John will give a live painting demo at the Gardens GreenMarket on Sunday, April 24 in the morning.  A free raffle for a giclee print will be offered. The winner will be announced at the Art Reception following the Demo, which will be held in the City Hall Lobby.  Light refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome to attend.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Don’t miss this opportunity to meet John in person. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Exhibit At City Hall Lobby

10500 N. Military Trail  Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Hours are Monday-Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

Exhibit runs March 14- May 12, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

“Antique Racer” by John Bowen

 

 

John Bowen was born in New York City and spent the next nineteen years there and in North Jersey. He stated painting with watercolors in his senior year of High School, before enlisting in the United States Air Force in 1961. He was an illustrator in the Air Force for eight years, including a one-year tour in South Vietnam, graphically documenting Airlift Operations in 1968. He self-published an illustrated memoir in 2013. The book, “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days “, was awarded a silver medal by the Florida Authors and Publishers Association in 2014. In 1969, Bowen left the Service, moved to South Florida, and went to work in the Advertising Art Department of the Miami Herald.

 

 

 

 

“Eleven Months and Nineteen Days” by John Bowen

 

 

 

John spent the next 40 years working in the newspaper advertising business before retiring. Throughout all those years, Bowen was creating paintings in watercolor for his own pleasure. Bowen now paints full time and is a Signature Member of the Florida Watercolor and Gold Coast Watercolor Societies and an Associate Member of the American Society of Marine Artists.  

 

 

Since 2011, John has been the Artist In Residence at Vizcaya House and Gardens in Miami, FL.  His artwork has been exbhited locally and nationally, garnering numerous awards for his paintings. John often posts his newest works of art on his Facebook page.  John will be exhibiting the First National Bank of South Florida in South Miami from May 2 – 31, 2022.  The bank is located at 5750 Sunset Drive  South Miami, FL.

 

 

 

 

 

“Carolina Wren” by John Bowen

 

 

John tells The Rickie Report, “Realistic expressionism is how I describe my work. Capturing a mode, striving to tell a story, intrigued by history, landscapes and themes, these are the inspirations that create my art.  I emphasize the play of light and shadow as seen in nature and describe textures of time in historic places. Each painting is carefully planned from exploration through execution. Plein air painting, sketching, photography, using whatever means possible to achieve my vision.  I combine both opaque and transparent watercolors on heavy (300 lb) archival paper.  I work patiently as I create the final piece which expresses the beauty that inspired me.”

 

 

 

 

“High and Dry” by John Bowen

 

 

 

Founded in 1989, GardensArt is a unique program that exhibits the work of locally and nationally recognized professional artists and photographers. It was established to increase the opportunities for cultural exchange between artists and the community.

 

 

“Three Sisters” by John Bowen

 

 

 

For more information about John Bowen’s Demo, free raffle drawing, or exhibit:

Call (561) 630-1116

Email astepper@pbgfl.com,

Visit www.pbgrec.com/gardensart

 

 

 

 

For more information about John Bowen’s artwork, exhibits and book, please visit:

 

 

Call (954) 257-1663

Email jbowenartist@aol.com

www.johnbowenwatercolorist.com

Facebook

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Lynn Morgan Is Featured At Palm Beach Gardens City Hall Exhibit With Thirty-Five Paintings. Enjoy Her Live Demo At Gardens Green Market On Sunday, November 7.

The “Living the Vibrant Life” exhibition by Lynn Morgan includes 35 artworks at the City of Palm Beach Gardens City Hall. Her thoughtful and emotive paintings (oils and pastels) will be available November 8 through December 16, 2021.  Lynn is available for small group tours and will also be doing a live demonstration on Sunday, November 7 at the Gardens Green Market.  Lynn is the recent winner of the prestigious A.E. Backus Museum’s “Director’s Choice” Award.  The Rickie Report shares the details about the exhibit, Lynn’s demonstration and some sneak peeks of her work.

 

 

 

“L I V I N G   the   V I B R A N T    L I F E”

 

 

City   Hall   Lobby

10500 N. Military Trail      

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

 

 

Exhibit Runs November 8 – December 16, 2021

 

Exhibit hours: Monday – Friday   8 am – 5 pm

 

 

Arrange a small group private “tour”  Contact info@LynnMorganGallery.com

 

 

MEET     LYNN     MORGAN:

Live Demo at Gardens Green Market

 

Sunday, November 7

9 am – 1 pm

Free admission and parking

10500 N Military Trail    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

 

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

 

 

“Coupled” Oil and Cold Wax by Lynn Morgan (A.E. Backus Museum’s “Director’s Choice” Award)

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

“Veinity” Pastel by Lynn Morgan

 

Travel is one of Lynn’s passions, starting with her travels to Hawaii, where she attended the University of Hawaii for one semester. Since then she has returned to Hawaii with her daughter and also visited Tahiti, France, England, Switzerland, and several other European countries. In recent years, she bicycled in Slovenia, Austria and Italy, she hiked throughout Patagonia, including a visit to Cape Horn. She has also sailed the Dalmatian Islands in Croatia on a 41-foot sailboat. Many paintings have been inspired by these adventures.  Lynn was born in a Detroit suburb, but has spent most of her life living in Florida. She doesn’t paint a lot of Florida scenes because she says, “I see Florida scenery all the time. What inspires me is scenery that I only get to see when I travel.”  Lynn’s early art experiences were orchestrated by her mother, a former student at the Parsons School in New York. As a pre-teen, she was allowed to ride the city bus to downtown Detroit (imagine that!) by herself. She would browse the stationary departments at the big department stores to find drawing paper. As a teen, she began to paint with acrylics.

 

With a BA in Education and a MA in Human Resources Management, Lynn’s marriage and career path became primary.  As a single mother, the ability to support her family became the driving force in her life and painting remained a hobby. She tried flying a plane, playing guitar and piano, playing golf, SCUBA diving and sailing, but she always came back to painting. Lynn painted with watercolors, taking classes with Garri Katz, Barbara Nechis and Robbie Laird. The art classes at Palm Beach State College introduced her to pastels. She was hooked on the look of the pastel sticks, the feel of the medium in her hand with no brush as a go-between, and the brilliant color that clings to the tooth of the paper.

 

 

 

“Span”Oil and Cold Wax by Lynn Morgan

 

 

When Lynn first painted with pastels, she moved from portraiture to non-objective art. In her period of figurative paintings, as she studied with Margaret Dyer, her style evolved into a looser, more abstract one. As her travels increased, Lynn began painting landscapes. She studied with Miroslav Antic, Terri Ford, Casey Klahn, Aline Ordman, Jen Evenhus and Tony Allain. Her style continues to move toward more abstraction in both landscape and figurative works. Lynn has added an exciting new collection of abstract oil and cold wax paintings to her portfolio and is now a full-time artist. She is a Signature Member of the National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A), the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Florida Artists Group (FLAG), Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA) and the Martin Artisans Guild. She is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America. She exhibits both locally and nationally and has won awards at several exhibits, including the most recent “Director’s Choice Award from the A.E. Backus Museum. Lynn is currently represented by GalleryVibe in Naples, FL, and she teaches pastel classes and workshops at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL.

 

To arrange a private “tour” for small groups Contact:info@LynnMorganGallery.com.

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or other artworks by Lynn Morgan:

 

 

Founded in 1989, GardensArt is a unique program that exhibits the work of locally and nationally recognized professional artists and photographers. It was established to increase the opportunities for cultural exchange between artists and the community.  

For more information on the GardensArt program, please visit www.pbgrec.com/gardensart    

Or call Amy Stepper at 561-630-1116, or email astepper@pbgfl.com.

 

 

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.com561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

City of Palm Beach Gardens Calls For Artists For City Venues

The City of Palm Beach Gardens gives working artists an opportunity to showcase their artwork and share it with those that typically do not visit art galleries through the GardensArt program. The city is offering SOLO art exhibitions in four varied venues: Palm Beach Gardens City Hall Lobby, Burns Road Community Center, Sandhill Crane Golf Clubhouse, and the brand-new Palm Beach Gardens Tennis & Pickleball Center.  The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds artists that there is NO residency requirement.

 

 

City   of   Palm   Beach   Gardens

Announces

Ongoing   Call   to   Artists

 

 

 

 

 

 

The GardensArt program exists to bring artwork into public facilities within the City of Palm Beach Gardens.

 

 

The award-winning program celebrates 30 years and can boast that the exhibition experience has been very positive for over 500 artists that have participated since 1989.

 

 

The program is all about exposure and having artwork displayed in the community.

 

 

The City of Palm Beach Gardens supports the exhibition with social media, a press release, and publicity on our website at pbgrec.com.

 

 

Each venue requires certain sizes and styles. All artwork must be professionally wired, or gallery wrapped. The City will collect 15% of any sales made in connection with the show. A loan agreement will be sent upon approval of your work. Each art portfolio of images and resume will be reviewed by our committee.

 

 

 

Palm Beach Gardens City Hall Lobby

10500 North Military Trail

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

 

 

 

 

Palm Beach Gardens Tennis & Pickleball Center

5110 117th Ct. N.

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

 

 

 

 

Sandhill Crane Golf Clubhouse

9500 Sandhill Crane Dr.

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33412

 

 

 

 

Burns Road Community Center

4404 Burns Road

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

For more details:

 

Call Amy Stepper at 561.630.1116

or

Email: astepper@pbgfl.com

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

City Of Palm Beach Gardens Opens Call To South Florida Artists “Chairs For Charity”

The City of Palm Beach Gardens announces a Call To Artists to benefit “Chairs For Charity”.  South Florida artists are invited to design and paint one-of-a-kind Adirondack chairs to be featured at the new Tennis & Pickleball Center Clubhouse!  Artists will be given a chair to design and paint (incorporating a tennis item).  Artists whose proposals are chosen will receive a SOLO GardensArt Exhibit!  The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds you to apply by July 31,2020.  We can’t wait to see your designs!!!  The chairs will be auctioned  as a fundraiser to benefit Palm Beach Gardens Adaptive Tennis Programs.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Founded in 1989, the GardensArt program is a unique program that exhibits the work of locally and nationally recognized professional artists and photographers. It was established to increase the opportunities for cultural exchange between artists and the community.

For more information about this Call to Artists or other opportunities, please contact:

Amy Stepper   astepper@pbgfl.com or 561.630.1116

 

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