Artists’ Guild Of Boca Raton Museum Of Art Presents Free Lecture With Ann Schwartz, “Winslow Homer: Ode To The Sea” Tuesday, April 9

The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art presents a free lecture by Ann Schwartz, “Winslow Homer: Ode To The Sea” on Tuesday, April 9.  The public is invited to this event, part of a series of Art Talks presented by the Artists’ Guild.  Ann is an award winning artist, curator, and international lecturer, who will bring Winslow Homer’s paintings to life.  The Rickie Report shares the details here, including more about joining the Guild. Please note: The Guild’s Gallery has moved from Delray Beach to Boca Raton!

 

 

 

 

2910 N. Federal Hwy   Boca Raton, FL 33431  (In Elegance Plaza)

bocamuseum.org       guild@bocamuseum.org

Gallery Hours:  TUE – SAT: 10AM – 6PM      SUN: 1 – 5PM

561.278.7877

 

 

 

 

P R E S E N T S:

 

 

ARTIST    TALK    BY    ANN    SCHWARTZ

 

 

WINSLOW  HOMER:

“ODE TO THE SEA”

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 9

7:00  –  8:30 pm  

Free admission & Parking      

Open to the Public

 

 

2910 N. Federal Hwy   Boca Raton, FL 33431  

(In Elegance Plaza)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come and visit the new, larger gallery space!

 

 

The Artists Guild is an auxiliary of the Boca Raton Museum of Art and was established in its current form in 1984 by the Board of Trustees of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. The Guild comprises hundreds of members, many of whom exhibit at the Artists Guild Gallery on Federal Highway in Boca Raton, FL.

 

 

Steve Nash tells The Rickie Report, “We very much encourage your participation in the Artists Guild. Our organization is vibrant and growing because of the interest and excitement of our members. It is not necessary to participate in the Artists Guild Gallery in Boca Raton to be an active member of our Guild. We have many exciting exhibition venues beyond the Artists Guild Gallery in Boca Raton”.

 

 

Become active and get the most out of your experience with The Artists Guild!  There are three levels of participation with the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild: Associate, Signature, and Participating Signature members.  

 

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT:

  • Support the Boca Raton Museum of Art (BRMA).
  • Provide an association of artists in all media to interchange ideas, support and educate members and provide quality venues for the exhibition of their original fine art.
  • Treat members and customers with respect and dignity.
  • To contribute to the cultural climate of South Florida.
  • Grow our organization.

Gallery view

 

ARTISTS GUILD HISTORY:

 

In 1950, Boca Raton had a population of less than 1000, with the library acting as the cultural center of the community. Community members began an “Open House,” to exhibit their individual arts and crafts accomplishments. In 1951, the Art Guild of Boca Raton was organized and later incorporated on December 12, 1954.  In 1960, five adjacent lots were purchased on West Palmetto Park Road. Construction began in 1962 and, in the fall of that year, 12 years from it’s founding, the Art Guild dedicated its first home.

 

Because of a pressing need for studio space, due to the growth of its classes, a building committee was created in 1968. On March 29, 1969, the Studio Building was dedicated. Since 1969, the growth of the Art Guild has taken many different directions. The Exhibiting Artists Guild, known as the P.A.G. or Professional Artists Guild, was formed.

 

Artists of the “Guild,” held critiques, presented demonstrations by well-known artists and were invited to exhibit their works in several hotels, corporations and clubs. In 1975, the Center changed its name to Boca Raton Center for the Arts, and 10 years later, the Boca Raton Museum of Art. In a relatively short period of time, the enthusiastic support of a group of community artists led to the foundation of the BRMCA!

 

In 1997, the name was changed to Boca Museum Artist Guild. Membership was opened to the community. Guild membership was divided into two categories: Associate and Exhibiting. Guild activities have significantly contributed to positive public relations for the Museum. The Guild has participated in Boca Festival Days for 16 years; exhibited with Northern Trust Bank at their request; and provided artwork for Boca Raton Community Center, City Hall and Patch Reef Park. For two years, the Guild provided the Art Department of Pine Crest School with exhibits for teaching tools and with member lecturers. For the past three years, the Guild has participated in a joint exhibition project with the students of Boca Raton High School. Several Guild members serve as teachers at the Museum’s Art School. Additionally, Guild artists support the Museum’s Annual Auction with donated artwork and volunteers.

 

In 2000, The Artist Guild moved its exhibition center from Royal Palm Plaza to the Shops at Boca Center. Known as the Images Gallery, it offered Signature Members a first class exhibition space in a popular, commercial center. It proved to be a very positive public relations effort for both the Guild and the BRMCA. Professional artists were drawn to the center, as there was no comparable exhibition space for local artists in the tri-county area.

 

Membership in The Artists Guild doubled between 2000 and 2004. We currently have several hundred members, both artists and lovers of the arts. Increasing art sales produced real year-end contributions from The Artists Guild to the Boca Raton Museum of Art.  The Artists Guild moved to Mizner Park in Boca Raton in April 2005. Between April 2005 and September 2008, the Images Gallery was in three different Mizner Park locations. The Guild lost its space in Mizner Park and The Images Gallery closed at the end of September, 2008.  In October 2008, the Guild secured a new location for its gallery, this time on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. This new gallery, now known as The Artists Guild Gallery, reopened in November, 2008, with participation of over 100 Signature Members of The Artists Guild.

 

In September 2017, the Guild moved back to Boca Raton in a new larger space on Federal Hwy. This new gallery, known as The Artists Guild Gallery, is over 3,000 square feet. It reopened in October, 2017, with participation of over 100 Signature Members.

 

 

For detailed information about this event, future exhibits, and membership, please visit:

 

bocamuseum.org

bocamuseum.org/artistsguild

For more information:

Steve Nash:  spnash@aol.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

 

 

 

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery’s Art 2018 Biennial Juried Exhibition Opens To Public February 15th

The public is invited to attend the Opening Reception and Awards Presentation of the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery’s Art 2018 Biennial Juried Exhibition on Thursday, February 15th.  With submissions from 125 artists from 14 states in the categories of paintings, photography, graphics, mixed media, wood, clay, metal, glass, fiber art, and sculptures, judge Rachel Gustafson selected 87 works by 73 artists. The Rickie Report shares the details, announces the exhibiting artists and applauds everyone!   You must RSVP for this FREE event!

 

 

 

The gallery is located at the Levis JCC Sandler Center

21050 95th Avenue south, Boca Raton, FL 33428

(off Glades Rd between Lyons and 441)

 

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

 

OPENING  RECEPTION/ AWARDS  PRESENTATION:

THURSDAY,  FEBRUARY  15th

6:30 – 8:30 PM

Free and Open To The Public

Call 561-558-2520

To RSVP for the Opening Reception

 Or for information

You must have a valid US driver’s license to present at the security gate.

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery hours:
Monday – Friday; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free.

The public is invited to attend the Opening Reception and Awards Presentation of the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery’s Art 2018 Biennial Juried Exhibition on Thursday, February 15th.  With submissions from 125 artists from 14 states in the categories of paintings, photography, graphics, mixed media, wood, clay, metal, glass, fiber art, and sculptures, judge Rachel Gustafson selected 87 works by 73 artists. Those works will be adjudicated again, and prizes awarded for Best in Show ($1,000), Fine Craft Art Award ($500) and three Awards of Merit ($250) each.

 

 

Artists selected to exhibit include:

Roehl Acosta

Ilene Adams
Frann Addison
Susan Applebaum
Elizabeth Auman
Carolyn Barth
David Begleiter
Glenda Blacker
Elliott Block
Shushana Caplan
Ellyn Chafetz
Lori Charnow
Carl Clark
James Cohen
Sami Davidson
Lynn Doyal
Elaine Drucker

Ivar Fandel

Bill Farran
Grace Fishenfeld
Judy Flescher
Mark Forman
Barry Friedman
Elaine Geisinger
Shirley Goldblatt
Sandi-Joe Gordon
Natalie Gottlieb
Isabel Gouveia
Linda Greenwald
Domenic Henderson
Jeffrey Jakub
Trish Kahn
Benjamin Kenagen
Murray Kronick
Paula Kufs
Marissa Lazar
Regina Lerman
Anita Lovitt
Peggie “Batia” Lowenberg
Annette Margulies
Susa Nawrocki
Thomas Nawrocki
Saundra Newman
Pokey Park
Terry Pesso
Patricia Peters
Judith Rostenne
Debbie Rubin
Sandy Ryter
Nadine Saitlin
Karen Salup
David Savin
Beth Scher
Rachel Schiffrin
Carl Schneider
Judi Schuman
Marsha Schurr
Ann Schwartz
Lorraine Schwartz
Susan Schwarz
Anita Seltzer
Eileen Shaloum
Harold Silvers
Marlene Skarnik
Jill Sneidman
Barbara Spilker
Velia Sweet
Edrian Thomidis
Adeline Wiener
Tanya Witzel
Laurie Wohl
Cynthia Zmetronak

 

 

Judge Rachel Gustafson:

J. Rachel Gustafson is the Assistant Curator at the Norton Museum of Art. She joined the museum in 2015 and recently organized the exhibitions, French Connections: Photography (2017) and Pen to Paper: Artists’ Handwritten Letters from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art (2017). In this role, her responsibilities include arts administration, exhibition planning and acquisition research related to the museum’s collection. Previously, Gustafson served as a contributing writer for the National Endowment of the Arts’ various publications while earning her masters in art history at American University in Washington, D.C. She was later awarded a fellowship at the National Museum for Women in the Arts and assisted in the organization of Total Art: Contemporary Video (2014).

 

 

 

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. Membership is not required to participate in programs. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.

 

 

For more information about the Sandler Center programs, exhibits and classes:
www.levisjcc.org/culture

 

 

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

Coral Springs Museum Of Art Features WITVA’s “Artistic Explorations” Exhibition With Opening Reception December 6th

WITVA‘s ( Women In The Visual Arts) “Artistic Explorations” Exhibition opens to the Public with a Free Event on Wednesday, December 6th.  Please note the change of date from previous publicity!!  The Exhibit takes place in the Main Gallery of the Coral Springs Art Museum and refreshments will be provided by Bacardi.  This juried exhibit is one of six annually, where WITVA members can participate.  The Rickie Report gives you the details and some sneak peeks. Give yourself the gift of original art!  This artist networking organization promotes the visual arts through scholarships to the next generation. Kudos to you all!

 

 WITVA LOGO_BLUE

WOMEN IN THE VISUAL ARTS

And
THE CORAL SPRINGS MUSEUM Of ART

INVITE   THE   PUBLIC   TO:

“ARTISTIC  EXPLORATIONS”

Public Reception & Cash Awards:

 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

 

6 – 7 pm

 

 Refreshments Sponsored by Bacardi

 

Coral Springs Museum of Art

2855 Coral Springs Dr.  Coral Springs, FL

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm

954-340-5000      www.csmart.org

 

Rosie Sherman’s “Blooming”

WITVA is a non-profit 501(C)3 Organization which was founded in 1989, with the aim of promoting public interest in the visual arts through its programs and activities. The Organization serves as a forum in which members may network, share ideas and help one another achieve their artistic goals while at the same time giving back to the community.

 Ann Schwatrz’ ” Fun At The Beach”

 

 

WITVA membership is made up of exhibiting artists and non-exhibiting members, that is, those who are interested in art and our community projects. Members come from Port St. Lucie, Palm Beach County and Miami-Dade County.

Jane Bazinet’s “Wayward Moment”

Visit our website for information  www.witva.org

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Levis JCC’s Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Features “Collaborations: Don And Ann Schwartz”

How does it work when both a husband and wife are artists? In the case of Don and Ann Schwartz, collaboration and mutual support is the key.  The Levis JCC Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery at the Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center Presents: “Collaborations by Don and Ann Schwartz” on Sunday, July 16. The Opening Reception is free and Open to the Public.  This exhibit features works they have produced independently and collaboratively. Ann creates mixed media collages and sculptures. Don works in wood and uses point-and-shoot for his nature and travel photography.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  There will also be an artists talk during the Reception.

 

 

 

21050 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL  33428

(enter off Glades Rd)

561-558-2504 

 

Levis JCC in Boca Raton’s Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

at the Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center Presents:

 

 

 

“Collaborations by Don and Ann Schwartz”

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Opening Reception 1 -3 pm

Artists’ Talk 1:30 pm

Free and open to the public

RSVP to 561-558-2520

Exhibit Runs July 16 through August 31

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery is free and open to the public.

 

 

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery hosts exceptional exhibitions of works by local, national and international artists. Its mission is to encourage understanding of cross-cultural influences in the visual arts and include exhibitions in the visual arts, exhibitions of historical importance, contemporary art, folk art, and mixed media works.

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences.

 

 

 

Don Schwartz

 

Photograph by Don Schwartz

 

 

A Boynton Beach resident for 16 years, Don hails from Brooklyn. Fascinated by how things work, he has always likes to take things apart and see if he can reassemble them—sometimes successfully, sometimes not. Lesson learned: “with wood as the medium, you can always buy a new piece if things don’t work out, or change your design a bit.”

 

 

Wood Guitar carved by Don Schwartz

 

As a wood carver, his motto is “Think about what you’re going to do twice and cut once.” Don is a member of the Palm Beach County Woodturners. Known for his fabulous wood guitars, he has created themed computer bench, fine tables, a chess table, and themed clocks.

 

“Heron” , Photograph by Don Schwartz 

 

Don is also a photographer, and specializes in nature and travel photography. He uses a point- and-shoot camera, relying on persistence, patience and a steady hand until the image he wants lines up exactly. His unretouched, non-Photoshopped photographs are a refreshing change.

 

 

 

Ann Schwartz

Found wood Sculpture by Ann Schwartz

 

 

Well-known locally for her work with WITVA (Women in the Visual Arts) and internationally through her lectures on cruise ships, Ann creates engaging mixed media collages and sculptures just begging to be touched. Some of her materials come from Don’s leftover pieces! Ann looks to her environment for her inspiration. “I go to museums, walk around galleries and go to exhibits to get ideas. Watching other artists grow and achieve gives me happiness.  Sculptor Louise Nevelson is an inspiration, as well as North Carolina watercolorist, Jeffrey Jakub. After seeing the kinetic art exhibit in Boynton Beach, I was inspired to create my own 6-foot-tall metal kinetic sculpture for my own back yard.”

 

“Roseate Spoonbills” by Ann Schwartz

 

 

Ann Schwartz received her B.A. from the University of Florida, Gainesville. A former teacher, she is currently an award winning artist, curator and lecturer and a Past-President of Women in the Visual Arts. With her outstanding communicative skills, she has conducted programs for many organizations in the surrounding communities. A speaker since 1980 on historical events, ancient and contemporary art, her talks are innovative and diversified. She brings to life the history, people and culture that make each location unique.

 

Watercolor by Ann Schwartz

 

 

Ann has served as a destination Lecturer and provided Hands-on Art and Design Workshops on cruise ships since November, 2003. She has done over 250 lectures and workshops on over 75 sailings, with lectures specifically on the countries she has traveled to. For over ten years she had written a column “Art Happenings” for the Aberdeen Times.

 

 

 

The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.

www.levisjcc.org

https://www.facebook.com/levisjccsandlercenter/

www.facebook.com/Adolph.Rose.LevisJCC

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

“Art For Art’s Sake IV” Opens Tomorrow Featuring Juried Exhibition And Artist Talk

The Nathan D.Rosen Museum Gallery of the Levis JCC of Boca Raton presents “Art For Art’s Sake IV”, a juried exhibition by the Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA). The Rickie Report is pleased to  celebrate this multimedia exhibit by men and women. The Opening Reception on Sunday, June 5 includes the Awards Presentation and Artist Talk. Please join guest speaker Ann Schwartz for an overview of “Dale Chihuly: Gardens of Glass”. Admission is free and open to the public, but please RSVP.

 

 

“Art  For  Art’s  Sake  IV”  

Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA)  

Juried Exhibition

 

Opening Reception/Awards/Artist Talk:

 Sunday, June 5th  

1 – 4 pm  

Artist Talk:

2 pm  

Free and Open To The Public

 

Gallery hours: Monday through Friday 9 AM to 4 PM

 

Exhibit continues through September 9

BocaLevisJCCNathanRosenArtGalleryLOGO

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center for Jewish Life Enhancement
Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center
21050 95th Avenue South     Boca Raton, FL 33428

RSVP:    561-558-2504

 

 

LevisBocaJccheaderimage001

 

levisjcc020106459 WITVA Exhibit Opening June 2016

 

 

For more information about WITVA:

For more information please contact:

Karen H. Salup  561.715.2758  witva2015@gmail.com

 

 

 

For more information about the Levis JCC:

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. It is located at 21050 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL 33428.  The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.  www.levisjcc.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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

WITVA’s “Art For Art’s Sake IV” Is Open For Artist Entries To Men And Women

WITVA shares a Call To Artists for their next exhibition, “Art For Art’s Sake IV” which is open to men and women.  The Exhibition takes place May 24 through September 9 at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery located at the Levis JCC in Boca Raton.  The Artist Deadline is May 20th for this juried show with cash awards.  The Public is welcome to the Opening Reception on Sunday, June 5th.  Ann Schwartz will give a lecture “Dale Chihuly: Gardens of Glass” that afternoon.  The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 

 

WITVA LOGO_BLUE

 

CALL   FOR    ENTRIES:   

“ Art for Art’s Sake IV ”

Public Reception And Cash Awards

Sunday, June 5, 2016

1-4 pm

Ann Schwartz Lecture     

Dale Chihuly:Gardens of Glass

2:00 pm

BocaLevisJCCNathanRosenArtGalleryLOGO

 

 561-852-3200 or www.levisjcc.org

 

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

Levis JCC

Exhibit Runs May 24-September 9, 2016

95th Ave. Off Glades Road     Boca Raton,FL

 

 

Eligibility Exhibit open to Men and Women over 18

(up to 2 entries of work)

 

 

 

Application Deadline   Friday, May 20, 2016  

$35 entry fee  

 

 

 

DETAILS:

Delivery at Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Tuesday, May 24, 10am-noon

Pick-up Friday, September 9, 10am-noon

 

No Nudes

SUBJECT MATTER; The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery reserves the right to reject inappropriate works.

Work cannot have been previously shown at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery at the Levis JCC

 

There is 36wide x 48 high size limits.

If concerned, please call Ann Schwartz 561-737-4248

 

For WITVA Exhibit “Art for Art’s Sake IV” hours call 561-852-3200 or www.levisjcc.org

 

 

Preparation of Pieces:

 

 

Paper media must be covered with Plexiglass, have undamaged frames and mats.

Unframed oils/acrylics must be framed or finished on all sides with no staples showing.

All 2-D must be securely wired (please tape ends of wired)

No sawtooth hangers.

SCULPTORS WILL BE PROVIDED pedestals.

JEWELRY will be in a locked case.

All entries must be labeled on back

All items must be for sale. If sold they must remain for the entire exhibit.

Please note: 20% commission on all sales (10% to WITVA scholarship fund 10% to the Levis JCC)

This is a juried show.

Cash Awards will be given at Reception June 5, 1-4 pm

 

 

ID LABELS: Attach one to the back of each work (upper right corner)

 

 

Artist:_______________________________ Artist:_____________________________
Title:________________________________ Title:______________________________
Medium:_____________________________ Medium:___________________________
Size:_h________________w_______________ Size:h______________w_______________
Price:____________ cell:___________________ Price:________cell:________________________

 

 

 

 

APPLICATION

Mail to: Ann Schwartz, 8261 Muirhead Cir, Boynton Beach, FL 33472

 

 

WITVA Exhibition at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery “Art for Art’s Sake IV”

Take-in:   May 24, 2016,10-12 noon

 

$35 Non-refundable entry fee payable to WITVA for up to 2 entries.

Application deadline: Friday,May 20, 2016

 

 

 

PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY

e-mail:___________________________________________________

Artist______________________________________________________

cell phone_________________________

Entry #1 title________________________________Medium________________

Size h_____w______Price___________

Entry #2 title________________________________Medium________________

Size_h_____w_____ Price___________

 

WAIVER OF LIABILITY: The undersigned hereby agrees to release and discharge WITVA, its directors and members, the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery of the Levis JCC, its directors and staff, from any responsibility for damage or loss of any kind, on all works submitted for the “Art for Art’s Sake IV” Exhibition. I am aware that a total of 20% commission will be taken on any sale of my artwork made during the exhibit for the WITVA Scholarship Fund and the JCC.
All exhibitors must sign up for the following:

 

I will help with: Check in_________Reception_______take down______labels________program________

I will help with KOSHER Refreshments. Cookies_____fruit____vegetables_____other________________

 

I will attend the Awards Reception, Sunday. June 5, 1-4pm__________

# of GUESTS________

ARTIST’S SIGNATURE__________________________________

Date________________

 

 

For more information please contact:

Ann Schwartz – (561)737-4248  or annschwartz322@aol.com

www.witva.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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291