Don Sarka And Mary Anne Sarka Are Featured Artists At Delray Beach Public Library’s “Artists’ Creations” Series. Free Public Opening Reception On Friday, September 6

The creative endeavors of Don Sarka and Mary Anne Sarka  will be featured in the upcoming “Artists’ Creations” Exhibit at the Delray Public Library. The exhibit is open to the public from August 24 – October 19.  Everyone is welcome to meet the artists at the free, Opening Reception on Friday, September 6. Visitors will see oil and acrylic paintings of various subject matter, including landscapes as well as beloved pets.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DELRAY    BEACH    PUBLIC    LIBRARY     

                                                                                                                                                        

PRESENTS:

 

 

 “ARTISTS’   CREATIONS”

BY

DON    &   MARY  ANNE  SARKA

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday,  September 6 

 3:00  to  4:30  pm

Meet The Artists

In the Library Program Room, 2nd floor

Light snacks will be served

 

Exhibit is available August 24 thru October  19, 2019

 

 

No reservations needed

 

100 West Atlantic Ave.                Delray Beach, Florida

Library Hours: 

Mon. – Wed 9am – 8pm:   Thurs – Sat 9 am – 5pm:  Sun (Sept – May): 1pm – 5pm

Free Parking in attached Library parking lot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don and Mary Anne Sarka’s joy of creativity exudes from their faces!  Their combined love of nature has taken them to places and environments where they are continually recharging their creative batteries. Don tells The Rickie Report, “My interest in art began many years ago, when I began sketching Disney characters as a boy and using watercolors to paint them.  Starting in 1988, I began getting Instruction in oil painting from a local artist and have studied and painted on and off to the present time.  I use oil paints because it allows me to mix and blend to produce strong colors with light and shadows”.

 

 

“Majestic Sky” by Don Sarka

 

 

 

He goes on to say, “My love of nature and its magnificent creations, causes a spiritual change in me.  The many photos taken give me inspiration to paint a particular picture. We have vacationed in many states and national parks and I have become a critical photographer, capturing the beauty and splendor of nature. I paint my version of what I see and interpret it on to canvas.  I use pictures as an idea of what I want to paint and then come up with my interpretation or theme.  I am a landscape architect and the principles of design have helped me in painting with form, texture and color”.

 

 

 

 

 

“Purple” by Don Sarka

 

 

Mary Anne tells The Rickie Report, ” My enthusiasm for painting started many years ago. Since then I have taken many classes with fantastic painting professionals and it has given me the opportunity to work on composition, perspective, colors, texture, lights and dark’s.  I paint in the traditional and representational format and my paintings can be hung practically anywhere.  I prefer acrylic. My paintings vary between landscapes, seascapes, animals, birds and flowers. I love it when I get lost in the painting process. When I stand back during this time to look at my painting, I am happily surprised and delighted”.

 

 

 

 

“Florida Wetlands” by Mary Anne Sarka

 

 

She continues, “I frequent art galleries and have a collection of wonderful painting books that give me fantastic information, guidance and inspiration. Painting opened up a whole new world for me, and has given me an awareness and ability to be creative and paint using my imagination and feelings. I have taken thousands of photographs that I use as a reference when painting”.

 

 

Award winning artists, Don and Mary Anne are members of the Delray Art League which is a juried league and exhibited in most of their events, including The Crest Theater, the Delray Affair, Delray Beach City Hall, Old School Square, Veterans Park, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Armory Art Center, Arts Garage. They have previously exhibited at the Lake Worth Art League Gallery and Arts Arena Garage (Delray Beach).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Waves and Palm Trees” by Mary Anne Sarka

 

 

Generous with their time and artworks, they have donated to the local community through fundraisers, art auctions, and painted a 6’ x 20’ mural by their clubhouse pool.  They have four married children and nine grandchildren and one great child on the way. They both tell The Rickie Report, “During our family times, we are seldom without our cameras to capture family photos, scenery and nature that’s around us. Painting is one of our favorite things that we do together”.

 

 

 

 

 For more information about this exhibit or other works of art, please Call or Text Mary Anne Sarka at 561-310-5620  or  e-mail at

maryannesarka@gmail.com 

 paintingsdm@gmail.com 

 Etsy.com: PaintingByDandMSarka 

 www.paintingbydandmsarka.com 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why Painting And Art Make Great Life Companions For Caryl Pomales, And How You Can Learn New Techniques At Two Upcoming Workshops

Caryl Pomales has treasured her companionship with art since her childhood.  Her love of creating vibrant and colorful pieces has remained with her, no matter how diverse her career path took her.  Reconnecting with an old friend brings you back to a special reference point. If you have diverged and want to get back to your creative self, we can’t think of a better way, than to take a class with Caryl.  Her next two day workshops are “PAWS” Painting Animals With Spirit! February 14-15 and “Palette Knife Painting: Bold, Bright, Beautiful” March 14-15 both at the New Studio for the Visual Arts.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos of Caryl’s new paintings.  Be sure to check out her website, as Caryl offers original art, throw pillows, tote bags, notebooks, postcards, and mugs with her images!

 

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Fine artist, Caryl Pomales

 

New Workshop:

PAWS: Painting Animals With Spirit!

 – 4 pm

 

The New Studio of the Visual Arts     

1615 S Cypress Dr    

Jupiter, FL 33469

Sign Up via https://www.thenewstudiova.net/caryl-pomales-workshop-feb  or call 561-295-5712

PALETTE KNIFE WORKSHOP

March 14-15

9:30 am – 4 pm
Location: The New Studio of the Visual Arts
Phone Number: 561-295-5712
Address: 1615 S Cypress Dr, Jupiter, FL 33469
Sign Up via https://www.thenewstudiova.net/caryl-pomales-workshop-march or call 561-295-5712

Painting as Life’s Great Companion

 

“Painting is a companion with whom one may hope to walk a great part of life’s journey.” -Winston Churchill

 

Caryl Pomales tells The Rickie Report, “Art has been a treasured companion in my life since early childhood, when I discovered my love for creating vibrant and colorful pieces on any paper or canvas I could get my hands on. Painting has stuck by my side as a close friend during my diversified career paths, in which I explored different fields but couldn’t devote all my time and energy to my true passion. Finally, art has been a long-time friend I’ve been able to reconnect with, greeting me with open arms and welcoming me back, as I’ve made it my career”.

 

 

“Rose” by Caryl Pomales

 

 

“I personally love thinking of painting as a companion in life. This has felt remarkably applicable in my journey, as it has been a comfort, a joy, and a judgment-free pleasure that I’ve been able to return to time and time again every step of the way. Like a trusted and true companion, my relationship with painting has evolved as my life experience has grown and expanded. Our “conversation topics” and “dialogues” have broadened as I’ve explored more of the world and broadened my horizons. As I have gone on journeys across the globe, I am constantly thinking of my tried-and-true companion. I collect images with this in mind, snapping pictures that inspire me, keeping an eye out for potential subjects, and noticing and appreciating the colors, shapes, people, and animals that surround me. No matter where in the world I have been, I always return home ready to paint”.

 

“Picasso’s Virtue of Curiosity” by Caryl Pomales

 

A true passion sticks with you loyally, and is not easy to shake. My personal story serves as evidence of that. Despite my diversified careers, each fulfilling and successful in its own way, I have always found my way back to painting as my companion and true passion. This love, present from my days on the playground, sketching animals in colorful crayons and markers, never dwindled across the years, and has been present throughout a huge portion of my life’s journey.

 

Untitled by Caryl Pomales

 

 

 

Winston Churchill profoundly noted how painting can accompany you throughout your journey, and I have found this to be an absolute truth in my life. I hope that, whatever your passion may be, you’re able to bring it along with you on your path!

 

 

“Cheerful Blush” by Caryl Pomales

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more inspirational quotes, blog posts, and more, make sure you’re subscribed to my Artsy Tips and Inspiration! www.carylfineart.com/artsy-tips-inspiration

 

Be the first to know about new paintings and collections before released to the general public.

Learn how to pursue your creative curiosity.

Find a path towards reinventing yourself and following your dreams.

Stay up-to-date on workshops.

Learn how I use my paintings to give back to animals.

Be the first to know about special offers and freebies.

 

 

 

For more information about Caryl’s artwork and to sign up for her  blog:

Caryl Pomales

CarylFineArt.com

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www.instagram.com/carylfineart

321.412.3490

 

 

 

 

 

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Caryl Pomales Shares The Beauty And Tranquility Of Autumn With Paintings, Musings, And A New 2019 Calendar Of Artistic Images

Caryl Pomales brings us autumn with beauty, stillness and a sense of gratitude with her vibrant acrylic paintings. Read her “Artsy Tips & Insights” (free by email) AND order her new 2019 Calendar with 12 images and inspirational quotes.  When you sign up for one of Caryl’s classes, workshops, or make a purchase, she donates a percentage to carefully selected charities that care and find loving homes for less fortunate pets.  Let’s talk about gratitude!  Let’s talk about giving back and supporting original art created locally!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos here.

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Fine artist, Caryl Pomales

Caryl Pomales tells The Rickie Report, “There is so much beauty, stillness, and gratitude to be found in the moments of serenity at my easel. When life is hectic, I find my peace while painting. Creating a work of art and sharing it with my friends and followers fills my life and my soul with calm and joy”.

 

 

“River Birch” by Caryl Pomales

 

 

 

She goes on, “Spreading these positive feelings with others is incredibly rewarding, as I’m able to share the serenity I find with others. Whether teaching online or in person, I find immense fulfillment in getting to know fellow artists and creatives as they embark on a journey to improve their skills and contribute to their daily joy”.

 

” Inspired by Wells” by Caryl Pomales

 

 

 

 

Caryl explains, “Painting is a form of meditation for me. Like the water in a lake, when your mind is calm, you can see the depths below; however, when your mind is disturbed, it is easy to get caught up in the waves. Brushstroke by brushstroke, I calm the waters in the lake of my mind to find peace and serenity”.

 

 

 

“Anticipating November” by Caryl Pomales

 

 

 

 

We hope you’ll join Caryl on a journey of joy through painting, whether by subscribing to her “Artsy Tips & Insights,” brightening your home with her 2019 calendar (complete with vibrant paintings and inspirational quotes), signing up for a workshop, or by commissioning an expressively painted animal portrait of one of your favorite pets.  She says, “I hope my recent paintings inspired by Autumn provide you peace as well”!

 

2019 Calendar with Caryl Pomales’ artwork – the perfect gift!

 

 

 

Join Caryl’s community:

Artsy tips, Inspiration, & Exclusive offers! 


Be the first to know about new paintings and collections before released to the general public.
Learn how to pursue your creative curiosity.
Find a path towards reinventing yourselfand following your dreams.
Stay up-to-date onworkshops.
Learn how I use my paintings to give back to animals.
Be the first to know about special offers and freebies.

BONUS! Get a FREE iPhone & Desktop wallpaper with a vibrant original image emailed to you when you sign up below!

 

 

 

For more information about Caryl’s artwork and to sign up for her  blog:

Caryl Pomales

CarylFineArt.com

https://www.facebook.com/carylfineart/

www.instagram.com/carylfineart

321.412.3490

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Before Caryl Pomales Offers 3 Day Workshop At New Studio For Visual Arts, She Reminds Us Why Artists Should Never Stop Taking Classes!

Caryl Pomales understands that creativity is not a quantifiable skill that can ever be officially mastered. It is a skill and a muscle that you must exercise to maintain, sharpen, and keep limber. Living a creative life is a marathon of continually cultivating curiosity and artistry. A runner does not quit stretching and training after completing a marathon; nor should the painter ever quit expanding his or her skill set. The Rickie Report shares her exciting announcement: Caryl will host a 3 Day workshop in October, PAWS- “Painting Animals with Spirit” at the New Studio For Visual Arts in Tequesta!  We give you all of the details, including a discount, how to receive her blog, and some sneak peeks!

 

 

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Artist, Caryl Pomales

PAWS: “Painting Animals With Spirit!”

Thursday, October 11, 2018

 

The New Studio of the Visual Arts

1615 Cypress Dr. Suite 1 Jupiter, FL 33469

Phone: 561.295.5712
Email: info@thenewstudiova.net

 

 

Cost: $390.00 (Special Autumn Session Pricing)

A supply list will be provided in plenty of time, (at least a few weeks in advance), for you to order and receive your supplies or to get your existing supplies organized and ready for for this exciting workshop! Please bring a standard size 8 1/2 x 11 printed photo image of the animal you will be painting. (If you don’t have an image to work with please let me know at least a week in advance, you are welcome to work from one of my images).

ENROLLMENT INSTRUCTIONS: Email info@thenewstudiova.net or submit form on https://www.thenewstudiova.net/contact

Be sure to mention PAWS, “Painting Animals with Spirit”  October Workshop in the subject area.

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY, I am offering a $20.00 discount coupon to my “Artsy Tips” subscribers. 

To get your coupon code emailed to you, sign up at https://carylfineart.lpages.co/artsy-tips-redo/

INCLUDE THE COUPON CODE WHEN YOU ARE PLACING YOUR ORDER!

 

 

 

“Lilac Breasted Roller” by Caryl Pomales

 

 

Caryl tells The Rickie Report,  “There is much to gain from being a perpetual student of the arts, continually participating in studies, reading, practicing, and taking classes. Amateurs and professional artists alike should continue their painting pursuits in a classroom, and here are just a few reasons why”.

 

  • Working on your craft. While you may have works displayed in galleries, sold dozens of paintings, or taught your own course, artistry is your athletic pursuit. You’ve completed your “marathon,” and it’s time to stretch and train for your next race!

 

  • Opening your mind to a different perspective and technique you may not have experienced, thought about, or mastered. There is always room to learn and adopt new styles, adding to your artistic toolbox. This will, without a doubt, help you create adventurous and dynamic work.

 

 

  • Renewed attentiveness. Sometimes, after being away from a class for a while, the artist can start to lose some of their creative curiosity. A learning environment constantly pushes the artist to grow, experiment, try new things, and look at the world a new way. Returning to a course is a great way to revive that crucial skill, reopening the eyes, heart, and mind.

 

 

  • Kindness among fellow artists. A workshop or class is an incredible opportunity to meet other painters at all stages in their lives and careers. Having a solid network of fellow artists is incredibly fulfilling, and one of the best places to meet this community is at a workshop!

 

 

  • Striving to further cultivate your artistry by never settling into complacency. Those who pursue the constant betterment of their craft have the most satisfying and inspiring careers.

 

 

  • Heal, relax, sooth, and relieve stress. Classes are, in addition to being productive, wonderfully enjoyable! They are a great place to set an artistic “reset” button and enjoy a creative and supportive learning environment.

 

 

  • Ownership of your talent and skill. Classes remind you both what you know and are remarkably skilled at as well as you can improve upon, and give you the opportunity to work on the latter.

 

 

  • Painting, and doing what you ultimately love, amongst others who feel the same way!

 

 

“Juicey Fruit” by Caryl Pomales

 

 

What does this spell?   W-O-R-K-S-H-O-P!  

Caryl says, “Let’s continue our pursuit of creative curiosity and commit to being perpetual students together”.

 

Just one example of perpetually studying Caryl’s art- One of her paintings-in-progress!

 

 

 

Caryl Pomales has studied with many accomplished artists including, Alessandra Gieffers, Julia Kelly, Peggy Kirkwood, Nancy Medina, Dennis Perrin, Dreama Toll Perry, & Mary Bentz-Gilkerson.  Recent recognitions include an award for her impressionistic style, bold brush stroke and vivid color painting, “Picasso-Le Chat” from the 39th Annual Members’ Show at the Lighthouse ArtCenter/Gallery. Her paintings were exhibited at the Members 6th Art of Association collaborative-juried exhibit featuring artists from sixteen Art Associations located throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties in Florida and one of 27 artists featured in “Size Matters”, at The Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL.  In addition, she was honored to be invited as a SOLO artist to exhibit at the Sewall’s Point Town Hall in Sewall’s Point/Stuart, FL.  Caryl is an active member of Artists of Florida-LLC, North County Art Association, Benefactor and Artists’ Guild Member of the Lighthouse Art Center, The Arts Council of Martin County FL, Elliott Museum/ Stuart, FL, The Lake Worth Art League, Wellington Art Society, Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park and The Audubon Society, Martin County FL Chapter.

 

For more information about Caryl’s artwork and to sign up for her  blog:

Caryl Pomales

CarylFineArt.com

https://www.facebook.com/carylfineart/

321.412.3490

 

PAWS- “Painting Animals with Spirit”
https://bit.ly/2Lwk3H1

Link to the New Studio of The Visual Arts announcement:
https://bit.ly/2AuKesn

 

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

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

New Images Of Caryl Pomales’ Artistry And Some Helpful Hints About Hanging Artwork In Your Home Or Office

You can feel Caryl Pomales’s passion for painting in her oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings! Her modern day impressionist work takes us from flowers, to sheep, to cats, and every-day sights, but brings them to our attention in a new, vibrant way.  Caryl takes the time to educate us so we may better appreciate that there is more to a painting than brush and pigment.  The Rickie Report shares some of Caryl’s helpful hints about how to hang your artwork in this article and some new images of her work.

 

 

 

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Fine artist, Caryl Pomales

 

Caryl’s creative journey began as a child with oil painting lessons, and continued through her college years with an emphasis on graphic design. She enjoyed a career in graphic design, marketing and printing sales as a young adult. Within the past few years, she had the opportunity to retire and without hesitation she reengaged her creative self by taking various painting classes and workshops to include Acrylic, Oil and Watercolor classes with many accomplished artists. She tells The Rickie Report, “I have rekindled my passion to paint”!

 

 

 

 

“Flower Garden Memories” by Caryl Pomales, Recently painted in honor of Mothers Day

 

 

Caryl shares some tips on hanging your artwork:

 

Whether you just started purchasing original art or you are adding more original paintings or art prints to your collection, there is one simple guideline to making hanging your art easy and captivating to you and others as the viewer.

 

 

 

“Picasso – Le Chat” by Caryl Pomales

 

Place the center of your artwork at eye level. It ensures the art can be admired by the viewer comfortably. Measure 57″ from the floor and mark a small pencil mark on the wall. Next find the center point of the artwork by measuring its height and dividing it by 2.

 

 

Measure the top of the painting to the tightened hanging wire it will hang from. Subtract this distance number from the center point number. Using this new number, measure the distance above the 57″ mark. This is where the hanger should be placed. Mark this spot accordingly. 

 

 

“Tete-Rouge” by Caryl Pomales

When hanging artwork above furniture or mantles this formula may not always apply, the bottom of the frame should be between 6 – 8″ above the top of the furniture or obstruction. The artwork should relate space-wise to the furniture, meaning a small work of art hanging 6″ above a long sofa will not look right, however a large piece of artwork or multiple small pieces ideally spaced 3″ to 6″ apart will look great. Happy decorating with your new artwork!


“Adventures in Paradise” by Caryl Pomales

Caryl has studied with many accomplished artists including, Alessandra Gieffers, Julia Kelly, Peggy Kirkwood, Nancy Medina, Dennis Perrin, Dreama Toll Perry, & Mary Bentz-Gilkerson.  Recent recognitions include an award for her impressionistic style, bold brush stroke and vivid color painting, “Picasso-Le Chat” from the 39th Annual Members’ Show at the Lighthouse ArtCenter/Gallery. Her paintings were exhibited at the Members 6th Art of Association collaborative-juried exhibit featuring artists from sixteen Art Associations located throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties in Florida and one of 27 artists featured in “Size Matters”, at The Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL.  In addition, she was honored to be invited as a SOLO artist to exhibit at the Sewall’s Point Town Hall in Sewall’s Point/Stuart, FL.  Caryl is an active member of Artists of Florida-LLC, North County Art Association, Benefactor and Artists’ Guild Member of the Lighthouse Art Center, The Arts Council of Martin County FL, Elliott Museum/ Stuart, FL, The Lake Worth Art League, Wellington Art Society, Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park and The Audubon Society, Martin County FL Chapter.

 

 

 

For more information about Caryl’s artwork and to sign up for her  blog:

Caryl Pomales

CarylFineArt.com

https://www.facebook.com/carylfineart/

321.412.3490

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Bright And Colorful Modern Day Impressionist Art By Caryl Pomales Is Featured At Harbourside Place in Jupiter

Good news for all of us! Caryl Pomales’s passion for painting shares vibrant oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings locally!  An exhibit of some of her modern day impressionist work can be seen at Harbourside in Jupiter courtesy of the Town Of Jupiter Art Committee.  As you enter or exit the SE parking garage near Another Broken Egg Cafe, you can’t miss these wonderful paintings, available through the end of September.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to stop by.  

 

 

 

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Harbourside Place, Jupiter FL
200 North US Highway 1     Jupiter, Florida 33458

 

 

For limited time only, Paintings by Caryl Pomales on display/sale!

 

 

Town of Jupiter Art Gallery display is located near SE parking garage and Another Broke Egg Cafe.  

 

Caryl tells The Rickie Report, “My creative journey began as a child with oil painting lessons, and continued through my college years with an emphasis on graphic design. I enjoyed a career in graphic design, marketing and printing sales as a young adult. After moving to Florida 20+ years ago, I established and enjoyed a very successful career in real estate sales”.

 

Cary Pomales “Everglades Couche de Soleil”

 

 

She continues, “Within the past few years I have been blessed to have the opportunity to retire from my full time career and without hesitation I have reengaged my creative self by taking various painting classes and workshops to include Acrylic, Oil and Watercolor classes with many accomplished artists. I have rekindled my passion to paint”!

 

 

Caryl Pomales “Floral bol en verre”

 

The beauty of her natural surroundings, fauna and flora inspire Caryl. “The vivid color and pronounced texture I see are key elements that are demonstrated within my paintings.  Travel and photography as my second passion has afforded me the opportunity to capture many exhilarating scenes throughout the United States, Europe and southern Africa. I often refer to my travel photographs as my inspiration”.

 

Cary Pomales “Bandoola of Botswana”

 

 

 

 

Excitedly, Caryl shares, “I am currently painting a series of small paintings in oils, which reflect my recent visit to the Tuscany and Umbria regions of Italy. My viewers recognize my paintings by my utilization of vibrant color choices and pronounced impasto texture or prominent brush stroke. A sense of joy and passion is implemented and identified within my body of work”.

 

 

Caryl Pomales “Cinque Picora”

 

 

Caryl resides in Stuart Florida with her husband and family of pets.  She says, “I am grateful as well as influenced by the remarkable aqua blue ocean, spectacular cloud formations, striking sunrise and sunsets as well as the unique fauna and flora of the Indian River Lagoon”.

 

Caryl Pomales  “Champ de coquelicots”

 

 

Caryl has studied with many accomplished artists including, Alessandra Gieffers, Julia Kelly, Peggy Kirkwood, Nancy Medina, Dennis Perrin, Dreama Toll Perry, & Mary Bentz-Gilkerson.  Recent recognitions include an award for her impressionistic style, bold brush stroke and vivid color painting, “Picasso-Le Chat” from the 39th Annual Members’ Show at the Lighthouse ArtCenter/Gallery. Her paintings were exhibited at the Members 6th Art of Association collaborative-juried exhibit featuring artists from sixteen Art Associations located throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties in Florida and one of 27 artists featured in “Size Matters”, at The Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL.  In addition, she was honored to be invited as a SOLO artist to exhibit at the Sewall’s Point Town Hall in Sewall’s Point/Stuart, FL.  Caryl is an active member of Artists of Florida-LLC, North County Art Association, Benefactor and Artists’ Guild Member of the Lighthouse Art Center, The Arts Council of Martin County FL, Elliott Museum/ Stuart, FL, The Lake Worth Art League, Wellington Art Society, Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park and The Audubon Society, Martin County FL Chapter.

 

 

For more information about Caryl’s artwork:

Caryl Pomales

CarylFineArt.com

https://www.facebook.com/carylfineart/

321.412.3490

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

2017 PoP-uP Call to Exhibit “Artist? Environmentalist? Activist? Which Inspires Which?” At Artisans On The Ave In Lake Worth

Artisans On The Ave shares a “2017 PoP-uP” Call to Exhibit. The theme is “Artist? Environmentalist? Activist?  Which Inspires Which?”.  The deadline to apply is Tuesday, September 5th.  Art Patrons, Mark Your CALENDARS for the OPENING RECEPTION on Friday, September 15th.  The People’s Choice Best Of Show  winner in this exhibit will receive ONE MONTH FREE exhibition space at the gallery!  The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300 561-762-8162

www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

 

 

 

“2017 PoP-uP”

“Artist? Environmentalist? Activist? Which Inspires Which?”

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, September 15th

6 to 9pm

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11 am – 9 pm
Sunday 9 am – 7 pm

Show Dates: September 12 to October 1

DETAILS  AND  APPLICATION:

 

Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 (midnight)

Opening Reception: Friday, September 15, 6 to 9pm

Drop Off Artwork: Monday, September 11, 9 to 11am

Pick-up Artwork: Monday, October 2, 9 to 11am

Contact: Betty Wilson 561-762-8162

Peoples Choice Best of Show Award:
One month free exhibition space for October 2017
$150. value

Application Fee: $55 (check payable to Craft Gallery)

Show Dates: September 12 to October 1

 

Exhibition Benefits: Ever think about what you get for your $55 admission fee? Besides getting the opportunity to display your art in a well-known, well-regarded gallery in a prime location in downtown Lake Worth, you also get:

  • Cross-promotion with Facebook, email newsletter, posting in the Rickie Report, PR in various media outlets (newspaper, magazines, radio, etc.) as well as marketing to area businesses
  • Three weeks of exposure PLUS a gallery opening where you get a chance to meet other artists, potential buyers and collectors
  • Presence among other Florida artists, many of whom have a loyal following (some of that may rub off on you!)
  • Opportunity to support the gallery and other artists
  • Chance to win a free month of gallery space!

 

Description:

What is it that inspires you to create? This exhibition is all about inspiration and how your art evolves.

  •   Does being an artist inspire your activism?

  •   Or, does being an activist inspire your art?

  •   Is it your passion for the environment, your love of animals, the way colormakes you feel, your desire to make the world a better place?

  •   Or is it your creative process that pushes you to get involved in a particularcause?Exhibition Benefits: Ever think about what you get for your $55 admission fee? Besides getting the opportunity to display your art in a well-known, well-regarded gallery in a prime location in downtown Lake Worth, you also get:

  •   Cross-promotion with , email newsletter, posting in the Rickie Report, PR in various media outlets (newspaper, magazines, radio, etc.) as well as marketing to area businesses

  •   Three weeks of exposure PLUS a gallery opening where you get a chance to meet other artists, potential buyers and collectors

  •   Presence among other Florida artists, many of whom have a loyal following (some of that may rub off on you!)

  •   Opportunity to support the gallery and other artists

  •   Chance to win a free month of gallery space

    How You Can Help: We encourage guest artists to help contribute to thesuccess of the exhibition. Here are some suggestions:

  •   Donate food and/or wine for the event (and bring your friends!)

  • “Like us” and share posts on Facebook

  •   Use social media before, during and after an event (Twitter, Instagram…)

  •   Mention us on your website (link to our site, too)

EXHIBITION APPLICATION Artist? Environmentalist? Activist?

Artisans On The Ave Gallery

630 Lake Avenue • Lake Worth, FL 33460 • 561-762-8162 • 561-582-3300

 

 

PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY

Name

Address

Email

Phone

Briefly describe your work:

Submit 3 digital images representative of the work you would like to submit. Include details below.

Or, call Betty Wilson at 561-762-8162 to show your art in person.

 

 

Image #1

Title/ Medium

Price/ Size/Dimensions

Image #2

Title/ Medium

Price/ Size/Dimensions

Image #3

Title/ Medium

Price/ Size/Dimensions

 

 

Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 (midnight) Artwork Drop-off: Monday, September 11, 2017 (9-11 am) Artwork Pickup: Monday, October 2, 2017 (9-11 am) Application Fee: $55 (check payable to Craft Gallery)

All decisions of the curator/jurors are final. If you are accepted, by submitting your entry, you give Betty Wilson the right to publish your images for publicity purposes for the art show. We may ask select artists to provide higher resolution images suitable for publishing.

30% of each piece sold goes to Artisans On The Ave Gallery – 70% to the artist!

I, the undersigned, hereby lend the aforementioned work only for the exhibition and sale. I hereby release Artisans On The Ave Gallery, the Craft Gallery and Betty Wilson, curator and organizers from any responsibility for loss or damage while the work(s) is in possession of the Artisans On The Ave exhibit.

Signature

Date

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For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460

www.artisansontheave.com

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

“Loxahatchee Visions” Announces Call For Artists And Open Public Reception

The Friends of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge announce the 7th Annual Juried Art Contest, “Loxahatchee Visions”.  Cash Prizes will be awarded at the juried exhibition, which is open to all media except photography (save your photos for next year’s contest).  Artists under the age of 18 may apply at no charge.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception to meet the artists on Sunday, November 13th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t wait to see your creations!

 

Friends of the Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

 

ANNOUNCE:

Seventh Annual Juried Art Contest and Show-“Loxahatchee Visions”

 

 

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Public Is Invited To:

Awards and Opening Reception:

 Sunday, November 13, 2016   1PM

At Visitors Center Auditorium

The Visitor Center is open 9 AM – 4 PM daily

 

10216 Lee Road   Boynton Beach, FL 33473

Main entrance is 2 miles south of Boynton Beach Boulevard, west off US 441/SR7

 

 

 

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ABOUT THIS JURIED EXHIBIT:

 

 

 

Deadline:

Entries will be accepted at the Visitor Center

from Monday, October 31, 2016 to Saturday, November 5, 2016.

The Visitor Center is open 9 AM – 4 PM daily.

Accepted entries will be on display in the auditorium from Monday, November 7, 2016.

The Reception/Award Presentation will be Sunday, November 13, 2016 in the Visitor Center Auditorium at 1 PM.

 

 

Rules: Entries that do not comply will be disqualified.

  • ß  The contest is open to all artists.
  • ß  Each artist may submit one or two original works of art.
  • ß  No giclees and no previous award winners will be accepted.
  • ß  No photography-we have a separate photography contest in the winter season.
  • ß  The subject must be inspired by a “Loxahatchee vision…”
  • ß  Any media or mixed media may be used (except photographs).
  • ß  Each entry must be framed and ready for hanging. Wrapped canvas  or painted edges are OK
  • ß  Each entry can be no more than 36″ on a side including the frame.
  • ß  Please label the back with a card securely attached stating the title of the work, the media type, the artists’ name, and the sale price.
  • ß  Friends of Loxahatchee will use their best efforts to sell the entries and will retain 25% of the sale price as a contribution to the Refuge.
  • ß  Each artist will be expected to remove their art no later than Monday, January 23, 2017.

    Categories: Entries will be judged on technical excellence, originality, creativity, visual impact, and artistic merit. Judges decisions are final.

  • ß  There are two categories – Novice (up to age 18) and Adult (age 18 and above).
  • ß  Each category will be awarded a First Prize ($250); a Second Prize ($150); and a Third Prize ($100)
  • ß  Judges may designate up to 3 entries in each category as Honorable Mentions.
  • ß  Judges may decide not to award cash prizes if there are less than 10 entries in that category.Entry Fee and Form: A check or money order made to the Friends of Loxahatchee must accompany the completed entry form. Place both in an envelope labeled Friends Art Contest and bring to the Visitor Center with your entry.

ß Novice (free)

ß Friends members and Refuge staff ($5.00)

ß All others  ($25)

Loxahatchee Visions Contest Entry Form

I understand and agree to the contest rules and conditions and certify that the entry is my own original work.

Signature:______________________

Date:___________

Email:_______________________________

Phone:______________________

Street Address:__________________________________

City: ________________________

State: ________                 Zip:__________

 

PLEASE CHECK APPROPRIATE CATEGORY:

Ο   Adult

Ο   Novice

Title of Entry:

1.________________________________________

2.________________________________________

For participants under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must complete the following: I have read the contest rules and his/her participation is with my permission.

Print Name___________________________

Signature____________________________

Date____________

 

Questions?

Call or email Elinor Williams 561-496-4305 elinor@loxahatcheefriends.com

For more information about Loxahatchee Friends:

www.loxahatcheefriends.com

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Delray Art League Announces 2016 Fall Schedule Of Original, Fine Art Exhibits And More

The Delray Art League offers art lovers many opportunities to enjoy and purchase a variety of original art, including paintings, sculpture, photography and more.  All events are Free and Open to the Public.  For artists interested in networking, this is a worthwhile organization.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Don’t miss the Discount Coupon from Hand’s Art Supplies, which is available for use by everyone.

 

 

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“ARTISTS  IN  THE  PARK”

2016  FALL  SCHEDULE

 

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Delray Art League “Artists in the Park” Fine Art Exhibitions

Outdoor Show Schedule: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Oct. 29 & 30           Old School Square

Nov. 05 & 06          Old School Square

Nov. 12 & 13            Veterans Park

Nov. 19 & 20            Veterans Park

Nov. 26 & 27           Veterans Park

 

Award winning Artists offer a variety of original art, sculpture, photography and more. A portion of all sales are donated to an Art Education Fund to promote the development of the visual arts in the community.

For additional information or to sign up for our mailing list, please visit:

www.delrayartleague.com

 

DELRAY ART LEAGUE

MILAGRO CENTER EXHIBIT

 

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Now thru October 21st

At Milagro Center

695 Auburn Ave, Delray Beach, Florida

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm

Admission is free

 

 

 

DELRAY ART LEAGUE

ABSTRACT EXHIBIT

 

 

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By Gary Resnick

 

 

Now thru October 31st

At Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

140 NE 1st Street
Delray Beach, Florida
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm

Admission is free

 

DELRAY ART LEAGUE

VISUAL ARTS OF DELRAY EXHIBIT

 

 

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By Deb LaFogg Docherty

 

 

October 3rd thru November 26th

At The Gallery at the Arts Garage

94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444
Monday, October 3rd, 2016 to Saturday November 26th, 2016

Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00am to 6:00pm & Saturday afternoons

Admission is free

Open House:

Wednesday, October 5th    5- 8PM

DELRAY ART LEAGUE

AUTUMN SHOWCASE EXHIBIT

 

 

October 21st – December 2nd

At Delray Beach City Hall Gallery

100 NW First Avenue
Delray Beach, Florida
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm

Admission is free.

DAL MEMBERS AROUND TOWN

 

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By Robert Birkenes

 

Bob Birkenes is having a solo exhibit for his latest series, “Fantasies in Space” October 8 through November 5, 2016 at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County 601 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460

Reed Dixon will be exhibiting at “Gallery One” in Naples starting late Sept or Oct.

Linda Fleischman is on exhibit at the BluePrint Gallery at Milagro Center at 695 Auburn Avenue, Delray Beach.

Deborah LaFogg Docherty’s “Flying Tiger” of Everglades National Park, FL has been accepted into The Nation’s Most Spectacular National Parks Exhibit opening to the public on August 27th and continue through December 31st, 2016.

Joe Marcou will have about 15 paintings in a solo show from October 1 through December in the Whole Foods Gallery on state Road 7 in Wellington.

Karen Zuk Rosenblatt‘s oil paintings, Meowjongg and Kinship were juried into the Artist’s Guild current show on Exhibit through October 29 and Meowjongg took a 3rd Place Award. 512 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach www.KarenZukRosenblatt.com

Vicki Siegel will be exhibiting work in “Selections from the Armory Art Center” at the at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County 601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth, August 26 through October 29. You can see her work online at www.vickisiegelart.com as well.

 

 

Join us:

CATEGORIES FOR MEMBERSHIP:

 Exhibiting Member $40.00 annually
 Family members (exhibiting} $50.00 annually
 Friend membership (non-exhibiting) $20.00 annually

To become a Delray Art League exhibiting member, you must submit three pieces of your original artwork at one of our monthly general meetings. Artwork should be presented to the Jurying Committee between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. before the start of the General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Next meeting is scheduled for October 10th, 2016.

Accepted Artwork: 2 D and 3 D Visual Art

Not Accepted: Crafts or commercially reproduced artwork (except fine art photography/digital). Decision is subject to the discretion of the Jurying Committee, with final determination by the Board of Directors.

Art should be signed by the artist and ready for hanging. Art done on paper should be matted and framed with Plexiglas (no glass). Canvas must be framed or gallery wrapped (no staples showing) with sides painted.

 

 

Like us on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Delrayartleague/

For additional information visit us at:

www.delrayartleague.com

Thank you to our Sponsor:

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Toni Willey Current Whole Foods Market Artist In Wellington

Wellington Art Society member Toni Willey is the current featured solo artist at Whole Foods Market Wellington Café. A Public Reception will be held at and hosted by the Whole Foods Market Wellington Staff on Friday, August 26, 2016. Delicious appetizers and wine will be served along with live music and door prizes. The Art Society asks a $5 donation which will go to their Scholarship Fund. It will be a lovely reception for the artist and friends and a great way to start the weekend! Toni is a highly accomplished artist and will be showing her series of endangered species entitled “The Vanishing”.  The Exhibit is open now.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and urges you to stop by – art does sell at Whole Foods! Some art patrons have already made purchases!

 

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

Presents

A SOLO EXHIBITION

by

TONI  WILLEY

PUBLIC RECEPTION:

Friday, August 26th

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL

561.904.4000

$5. Covers Music, Wine, Food and Donation to WAS Scholarship Fund

Exhibit Is Available At This Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Toni Willey began drawing at an early age but her exceptional talent surfaced when she began painting. Her teachers said she painted the way Mozart played music; it just rolled off her fingers. After high school she received a National Scholastic Award of Merit from the St. Louis Art Museum. She attended Art Institute and Foundation classes at Washington University and St. Louis University, where she studied all the fine art disciplines. Her painting style is photo realistic and semi abstract done in acrylics, mixed media and watercolor.

 

 

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In addition to her “The Vanishing” series she has another series defining feminine power entitled “Ancient and Mystical Women”.  Toni began showing her work on the South Florida Art Show Circuit in 1990 while acting as Business Administrator for the Ambassador Galleries on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. She has working commissions from collectors all over the world and her prints sell internationally on FineArtAmerica.com. She has been highly successful with her local solo exhibits.

 

 

 

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

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291