Four Fascinating Lectures At Lighthouse ArtCenter Set The Stage For “Lunch And Learn”

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is offering “Four Fascinating Lectures” paired with a great dining experience to set the stage for delightful afternoons of “Lunching and Learning.”  Dr. Joan Lipton speaks about “Avant-garde patrons of then unknown artists” (January 23),  Lacy Davisson Doyle discusses “The Women of Abstract Expressionism” (February 23),  Bruce Helander presents “The Joy of Collage-From Braque to Bruce Helander” (March 22) and Kevin Calica focuses on “Strength and Simplicity: 100 ways to live your life as Art” (April 24).  The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds you to register individually or for the series.  






Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive  Tequesta, FL 33469



The Public is Invited To:






 Noon to 2 p.m.




Joan Lipton:

Monday, January 23, 2017

Lacy Davisson Doyle

Thursday, February 23

Bruce Helander:

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Kevin Calica:

Monday, April 24, 2017



Price: $75 per person with a 10% discount for Lighthouse ArtCenter members. To purchase tickets, or for more information, please call Sheri at (561) 746-3101 or go to


Monday, January 23, 2017

“Important Avant-Garde Patrons of Then Unknown Artists”

by Joan Lipton




At the outset of their careers, both Matisse and Picasso considered themselves very lucky when two sets of patrons collected an abundance of their paintings.   “Two Baltimore ladies,” as Matisse called sisters Clarabel and Etta Cone, bought his Fauve paintings that had been dismissed as wild creations by the critics. Soon they were also purchasing Picassos and other modern masters-to-be. A friend of the Cones, Gertrude Stein and her siblings, Leo and Michael, also added innumerable works by Matisse, Picasso and a host of Post-Impressionists. The gatherings in the Stein home at 27 rue de Fleurus, also known as the “Stein Studio,” brought together confluences of talent and thinking that would help define modernism in literature and art. Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and other dedicated attendees included Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Sinclair Lewis to name a few.

Art historian, Joan Lipton, Ph.D., will share many facts and paintings with her audience, all of which will surprise and excite you. Ms. Lipton has held numerous workshops in colleges, alumni associations, adult education centers and libraries in New York City and New Jersey.





Thursday, February 23, 2017

“The Women of Abstract Expressionism”

by Lacy Davisson Doyle




Lacy Davisson Doyle will present an in-depth look at the work of Helen Frankenthaler, Elaine de Kooning and Lee Krasner. These three women were among the better-known women Abstract Expressionists and contributed outstanding innovation and experimentation to their creative process. Each one presents a different approach and singular vocabulary within their gestural paintings. This talk offers an opportunity to expand what you know about Abstract Expressionism and the women who exhibited alongside the men. 




Ms. Doyle has lectured on modern and contemporary art for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, Christie’s International Auction House, the Colony Club, the Cosmopolitan Club, the Society of The Four Arts, Palm Beach and New York University’s Graduate Visual Arts Administration Program.






Wednesday, March 22, 2017

“The Joy of Collage-From Braque to Bruce Helander”

by Bruce Helander






Renowned collage artist and subject of the book “Curious Collage,” Bruce Helander, will discuss the evolution of collage from its beginnings to the fascinating application of this celebrated medium in contemporary art. Bruce Helander is an art critic, arts writer, curator and artist whose specialty is collage and assemblage. He has a master’s degree in painting from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, where he later became the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of the college. He is a former fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and was recently inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame.



Mr. Helander’s work is represented in over fifty permanent public collections, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.




Monday, April 24, 2017

“Strength and Simplicity: 100 ways to live your life as Art”

by Kevin Calica








Do you live your life by accident or design?  Designer Kevin Calica lifts his professional gaze from stores and products to focus on daily life.  In his book, “Strength and Simplicity: 100 ways to live your life as Art,”  Calica tells us to look at our life as if it were a room. Does it meet all our needs? Do we love being in it? Is it simple and clean, inviting and well-lit? Is there space in it for someone else?  After this presentation you will want to open this book to any one of its 100 fun, practical, creative ideas and redesign your life. This charming, profound and original work gives new meaning to the term “interior design.”


Kevin Calica is a New York designer who began his career with Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. Many of the world’s leading brands and designers are among his clients and he has been involved in all aspects of design and marketing.


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Lighthouse ArtCenter Presents Dr. Anne Palumbo Speaking About “The Statue Of Liberty As An American Icon”

The Manoogian Collection continues to be an exciting part of the Lighthouse ArtCenter‘s Exhibitions this season.  Art lovers have a rare opportunity to view extraordinary artworks by American artists that are not seen often in a public domain. The Manoogian Collection is one of the most significant private collections of American art compiled during the 20th century. Visitors can browse the exhibition or attend docent- led tours. On Thursday, January 21st published author and art historian Dr. Anne Palumbo shares important insights as she presents her lecture “Goddess, Guardian and Grand Old Gal: The Statue of Liberty as an American Icon”.  There will be special tours and evenings for private clubs and organizations, as well as educational programs for children. The Rickie Report shares the details here with some sneak peeks.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – mark your calendars now!






Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery Square North

373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL



You Are Invited :

Selections from The Manoogian Collection:

Two Centuries of American Art




Special Lecture by Dr. Anne Palumbo

“Goddess, Guardian and Grand Old Gal: The Statue of Liberty as an American Icon”



Thursday, January 21, 2016

5:30-7:30 pm

Exhibit Runs  through March 5, 2016




Museum Hours:

Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.




To view exhibition:

Members free; $10 nonmembers ages 13 and up; Saturday and Sunday admission is free.

(561) 746-3101





The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum presents selections from The Manoogian Collection: Two Centuries of American Art through March 5, 2016. It is generously underwritten by Detroit industrialist, Richard Manoogian and his wife Jane. The exhibition will fill LAC’s galleries with priceless, diverse collection of works from 1856 – 1999. It is one of the most significant private collections of American art compiled during the 20th century. A number of paintings in the collection have been exhibited at the White House, National Gallery of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Detroit Institute of Arts. The National Gallery considers the collection to be “a comprehensive survey of American painting, a remarkable one in capsule form.” It includes paintings of renowned artists, such as Frederick Frieseke, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam and Andrew Wyeth.


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“Statue Of Liberty Celebration” by Frederick Rondel


As the statue was a gift from France to the United States, the French-born Rondel was paying tribute to both his native and adoptive countries by depicting its 1886 unveiling. He was among the many artists and illustrators who were pivotal in the dissemination of the statue’s image along with photographers, cinematographers and ad men.





“I was privileged to be a part of the Statue of Liberty Centennial Celebration in 1986, working with the French-American Committee on an exhibition shown at New York Public Library and the Musee des Artes Decoratifs in Paris,’” Dr. Palumbo explained. “My part of the exhibition concerned the statue’s image in history, art and popular culture, which turned out to be an exciting project with lots of surprises that I am happy to have an opportunity to share with visitors to the Lighthouse ArtCenter.”




Far from having a fixed meaning, Dr. Palumbo says, The Statue of Liberty’s image has undergone a number of transformations, as the lecture’s title suggests. A classical goddess at its inception, it became the guardian of American shores and values, and what Bob Hope called the “grand old gal” welcoming returning GIs in 1945.





The lecture will include examples of the many other associations that have gravitated to the statue over the years. Best known, of course, it its relation to immigration, which Dr. Palumbo says has been anything but straightforward. And other surprises abound, such as the statue’s role in the history of American aviation and in the movies. All are part of the continuing story of this most enduring of American icons.



Dr. Palumbo, who specializes in American art history, is a former Smithsonian Fellow and taught at George Washington University. The Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 3rd Thursdays are sponsored by the Meyer Law Firm.






The collection reflects Mr. Manoogian’s belief that, “It is important for people to appreciate the unique character, diversity and quality of American art. I hope that our collection will encourage others to both appreciate and collect American art.” Mr. Manoogian served as Chairman of the Detroit Institute of Arts (the DIA dedicated its American Wing as the Manoogian Wing) and has also served on the boards of Archives of American Art, the White House Preservation Fund and the Fine Arts Committee of the Department of State.


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Since 1964, the Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported, nonprofit organization, has been providing visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum is located at 373 Tequesta Drive and the School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For exhibition or Museum information, call (561) 746-3101 or visit




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“African American Artists”, Five Part Series With Dr. Joan Lipton At Mandell JCC Open To The Public

The Mandel JCC of Palm Beach Gardens invites you to five fully illustrated lectures with art historian Dr. Joan Lipton.  Beginning on Thursday, January 14th, the series explores paintings and sculpture that survey the black experience in America from the days of slavery to freedom after the Civil War and during the era of reconstruction. “African American Artists” also highlights of the art of the 20th and 21st centuries to reveal the talent of many male and female artists whose importance and fame are now assured. These lectures are Open To Members and Non-Members.  You must RSVP.  The Rickie Report shares the details here. You can sign up for the entire series or individual lectures.




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 5221 Hood Rd.    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418




A Special Set of Five Talks about African American Artists

With  Joan Lipton, Ph.D. 

Thursdays: January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11

1:00-3:00 PM

$40 Member; $60 Guest; $15/Class



Join the Mandel JCC in this very special lecture series taught by Dr. Joan Lipton. As an experienced art historian- lecturer and a dedicated scholar, she has always had the desire to promote the study of art and culture within the audiences that she teaches. She earned a Master’s degree in art history from Hunter College, with a specialization in the Renaissance, and a PhD in art history, from The Graduate Center of the City of New York, with a specialization in 19th and 20th century art. After many years of teaching art history at colleges, and adult education centers in New Jersey and New York, Dr. Lipton is pleased to share her knowledge and enthusiasm now with Florida audiences.




Dr. Joan Lipton



In five fully illustrated lectures, art historian Joan Lipton will explore paintings and sculpture that survey the black experience in America from the days of slavery to freedom after the Civil War and during the era of reconstruction. She will also present highlights of the art of the 20th and 21st centuries to reveal the talent of many male and female artists whose importance and fame are now assured.



1. Picturing African Americans and Their Life in the19th Century by Black and White Artists: Prior to the Civil War the few known African American artists exemplified an art relatively similar to that of their white contemporaries. Some, however, were willing to confront and describe the social conditions of their people. One even received international acclaim, but he reacted to the pressures of racism by leaving America and relocating in Paris. Among the white painters who presented African Americans in a relatively objective, dignified way were renowned Winslow Homer, Eastman Johnson, William Sidney Mount and Thomas Eakins. However, this was not true of other white artists.





2. and 3.The Harlem Renaissance and Prominent African American: Artists
After World War I many African Americans joined the mass migration to the north where the major example of expanded freedom and creativity was the Harlem Renaissance. In that atmosphere many artists came forth to create modern masterpieces.


4. Let’s Not Forget African American Women Artists: Women painters and sculptors who persevered “against all odds” did earn their deserved places in museums, galleries and publications beginning in the 19th century.



5. Contemporary African American and African Artists: A Sampling: Current African American men and women artists are producing notable and varied artistic styles and content as we will see. Before exploring current African art there will be a discussion of the superior art produced in Africa as early as 1500 through the 1900s.



For more information on the Mandel JCC or this exhibit visit our website at

Feel free to contact us at 561-712-5232.

The address for this event is 5221 Hood Rd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418



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Joan Lipton Lectures About “Jewish American Artists” At Palm Beach Gardens Event

The Temple Judea Art Committee invites everyone to learn about “Jewish American Artists”, with Joan Lipton, Ph.D, art historian and renown lecturer. There is a nominal charge for this visual presentation and lecture. Beyond Joan sharing her vast knowledge with her audience, those who have heard her before can promise that the time will speed by, as she shares history and anecdotes. Reserve your space for Monday, January 18th at 7pm.  Joan’s enthusiasm is contagious! You will be surprised at the inclusion of some artists and gain a better understanding not only of their particular art, but their efforts within the realm of general history and world events. The Rickie Report shares the details here. Who is considered a “Jewish American Artist”?   The list includes hundreds of major and minor players in the American art world.  We look forward to seeing and hearing Joan’s perspective!



Temple Judea’s Art Committee

Invites You To A Lecture With

Joan Lipton, PhD

“Jewish American Artists”  

Monday, January 18th

 7 – 9 pm  

Refreshments will be served before the lecture begins  

Door Prizes Will Be Available

 Members: $10 Non-Members $12.  

Please RSVP: 561.624.4633

4311 Hood Road      Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410








Joan Lipton earned her master’s degree at Hunter College, with a specialization in the Renaissance. In addition, Joan earned her master’s and doctorate degrees from the Graduate Center of the City of New York with a specialization in 19th and 20th Century art.  A world traveler, she has lectured in Spain and Italy. She has held numerous workshops for colleges, universities, adult education centers and libraries in the Northeast and in Florida.



Joan tells The Rickie Report, “After the Enlightenment, Jewish artists were able to pursue their craft and calling.  You will be surprised at the inclusion of some artists and gain a better understanding not only of their particular art, but within the realm of general history and world events”.





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Call To Artists For Next Exhibition At Palm Beach International Airport

It’s here!  The new Call to Artists for the next exhibition at Palm Beach International Airport and a new application process!  Ellen E. Roberts, Curator of the Harold and Anne Berkley Smith of American Art at the Norton Museum of Art, will be the guest judge. The exhibition runs December 9, 2015 – April 6, 2016.  Submittal deadline is November 20, 2015, 4pm.  Application and Jpeg(s) are now accepted online, however $20 Application Fee cannot be paid online.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges all Palm Beach County artists to apply!  Artwork sells and the artists keep 100% of the sales generated.  There will be a public reception on March 2nd from 5:30-7:30 pm to meet and mingle with the artists.




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Palm Beach International Airport!



 DEADLINE NOV. 20,2015 at  4:00 PM

Open only to Palm Beach County residents



As a major gateway to South Florida, Palm Beach International Airport (PBIA) receives an average of 500,000 travelers per month. This exhibition showcases high quality art in diverse media by Palm Beach County’s finest professional and emerging artists. Exhibition runs December 9, 2015 – April 6, 2016.


Click here for the complete Call to Artists, and to submit your application and jpegs:








Ellen E. Roberts, Curator of the Harold and Anne Berkley Smith American Art at the Norton Museum of Art, will be the guest judge for this exhibition.

One of Ms. Roberts current projects is development of the exhibition O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York which will open in February 2016. Before coming to the Norton in 2012, she was assistant and then associate curator of American art at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she contributed to numerous exhibitions and catalogues including Edward Hopper, American Modernism at the Art Institute of Chicago, Apostles of Beauty: Arts and Crafts from Britain to Chicago, and The Age of American Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Art Institute of Chicago. Ms. Roberts has a Ph.D. in art history from Boston University.


Application Form and Jpeg(s) are now accepted online using the County’s application process below.
Please make sure your jpegs are properly sized (per specifications below) before beginning your online application below.

$20 Application Fee cannot be paid online. It must be mailed or hand delivered with a copy of application.

Online application/jpeg(s) will not be processed until County receives $20.00 check with copy of application.

$20.00 check should be made out to Palm Beach County BCC. Mail or hand deliver your $20.00 check AND a printed copy of your completed application form to Palm Beach County Art in Public Places, 2633 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL 33411 ATTN: Art at the Airport.

Submittals will not be processed if a printed copy of your application form is not included with your check. If you’re dropping off your $20 application check & a copy of your application paperwork in person, please put them in an envelope with your First and Last Name and ATTN: “Art at the Airport” on the front of the envelope .

Only online submittals of images will be accepted. You don’t need to include a printed image of your art with your $20 check and printed application. Application fees are non-refundable. Fees offsets a small portion of the cost to run the “Art of the Airport” Program.

2) JPEG(s) of Artwork
You’ll be prompted to submit a jpeg image of your art at the end of the online application process. If your art is framed, please provide an additional jpeg showing the artwork in its frame so the judge can review the composition as a whole. Name jpeg file Lastname.Firstname.jpg. If you are submitting an additional jpeg file of your framed artwork, name the second file Lastname.Firstname2. Image size should not exceed 1920 pixels on longest side. Image can’t be larger than 2MB. If larger, County won’t receive it.

Please click here to complete the application form and submit your jpeg(s).





ALL media welcome. ONLY ONE ARTWORK per artist.

Artwork must be:
Wired across the back (hanging system shown)


· Finished on all sides or framed
· Minimum size 16” x 20” (including frame)
· Maximum size 8 feet tall x 13 feet wide
· Painting reproductions not accepted




For more information please contact:

Elayna Toby Singer
Palm Beach County Art in Public Places
2633 Vista Parkway      W.Palm Beach, FL 33411
(561) 233-0235




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Levis JCC In Boca Begins Art Talks: “The World Of Art Series” With Murray Kronick

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center begins its Art Talks “World Of Art” Series with Pen & Ink Artist Murray Kronick.  Murray will speak and present a slide show on Monday, November 16th.  A number of his pen & ink drawings will be on exhibit.  You may purchase your tickets for the series or an individual date. Here are  details about each of the upcoming Art Talks with some sneak peeks.




1 New Levis JCC Logo blue

9801 Donna Klein Blvd.   Boca Raton, FL 33428

Information/Register for Classes:

First session starts Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016

Call 561-558-2520






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“W O R L D   OF   A R T” 

Lectures, Exhibits, Visual Presentations

Series price: $40, Drop-in price: $12

For more information contact:

Sue Harrington, Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Director 561-558-2504






“Tzedakah, Travel And Art…

An Unexpected Marriage”



Murray Kronick, Artist/Instructor

Monday, November 16, 2015   at 2 p.m




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Artist and Instructor, Murray Kronick



“The World of Art” series at the Levis JCC Sandler begins with Pen & Ink artist, Murray Kronick, who will talk and share a slide show on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015 at 2 p.m. A number of Murray’s pen & ink drawings will be on exhibit. In addition, Murray teaches beginning pencil drawing and intermediate pen & ink drawing at the Sandler Center. (First session begins Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016).



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Pen & Ink Drawing by Murray Kronick

Pen & ink artist Murray Kronick says “When most people travel and see something interesting or captivating, the first thing they whip out is their camera or i-Phone. For me, it is my sketch book”. Murray’s wife, Sylvia says “you may not want to travel with Murray. When he says ‘give me a few minutes’, beware, it is best to expect you will be there for a few hours.”




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Pen & Ink Drawing by Murray Kronick




For the past two decades, Murray & Sylvia have devoted two to three months a year traveling on volunteer missions to third world countries. Many of their trips are sponsored by The American Jewish World Service. These assignments have afforded them an opportunity to give back, while immersing themselves in Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma (now Myanmar), Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia…yet, in addition to returning stateside with a feeling of accomplishment, memories and photos, they return with beautiful pen and ink art.




Although “Tzedakah” ( helping others) is their driving force, they ensure that they build in free days, or pre or post-service travel time to see sights and experience the people, unique to every country on the globe. During these days, Murray captures spectacular scenery with his pen, while Sylvia relishes the moments, exploring and taking in what the surroundings offer.




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Pen & Ink Drawing by Murray Kronick

On Nov. 16, 2015 at 2 p.m., Murray will present a talk and slide show, amplifying the satisfaction he and Sylvia have achieved in ‘giving back’. He will provide an overview of the work they do on their missions, and how he incorporates and extends these experiences by capturing art subjects, creating a medium that would not exist if there wasn’t a love for tzedakah, travel and art.



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Art Historian, Helene Yentis




“Illuminating Jewish Learning Through Art:

The Hebrew Zodiac and Judith the Heroine of Chanukah”



Helene Yentis, Art Historian

Monday, December 14, 2015     2 pm.



August Riedel’s “Judith”






“Looking Through the Lens”


NSU Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale Speaker

Monday, January 4, 2016   2 pm.



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“Spiral Staircase” by  Henri Cartier-Bresson




“Abstract Expressionism: What’s the (Focal) Point?”


Madeleine Siegel, Boca Raton Museum of Art docent

Monday, February 22, 2016   2 pm





“Where Are We? The Landscape in Contemporary Art”


Glenn Tomlinson

William Randolph Hearst Curator of Education, Norton Museum of Art

Monday, March 21, 2016   2 pm




Full Series price: $40, Drop-in price: $12



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 (off Glades Rd. between Lyons Rd. and Rt. 441).  The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.



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Joanne Slattery in Juried Exhibit, “Contempo” at Lighthouse ArtCenter

The Lighthouse ArtCenter’s “Contempo” is a juried exhibition displaying recently completed contemporary art of all media. With an eye toward the unexpected, visitors will see works that demonstrate innovative use of materials, unusual treatment of subject matter, unconventional mediums and edgy techniques. The goal of this exhibit is to showcase benchmarks of excellence in contemporary art that demonstrates superior technique and original concept and design…this is NOT your grandfather’s art exhibit, so leave your expectations for traditional portraits and landscapes at home! The juror was Elayne Mordes, of Whitespace Collection, a private contemporary art exhibition space located in West Palm Beach, FL.  The Rickie Report showcases Joanne Slattery’s artwork here (her exuberance is appealing!) and gives more details about the public reception for “Contempo”.  




 Lighthouse ArtCenter’s


Opening reception/Awards presentation:

Thursday, January 15th

 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.


Meet the Artists


Exhibit Continues through March 7th

Lighthouse ArtCenter  Museum & Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive     Tequesta, FL 33469



"Oper Act I Interrupted" by Joanne Slattery

“Opera Act I Interrupted” by Joanne Slattery



Joanne Slattery tells The Rickie Report, ” I am inspired by places in the world that have grasped my attention.  Challenging subjects and how to accomplish their particular atmosphere intrigue me. Some subjects just cry pastel for its intensity, blending capabilities and as an abstract rendering tool, others call for a faster method as with acrylic. Both demand constant choices of brush and stroke direction to accomplish their particular action and atmosphere. With each piece I am always learning how to see and how to execute”.



"Waves" by Joanne Slattery

“Waves” by Joanne Slattery


“Creating is entering a fluid area where what is happening on the canvas is as important as what is in my mind. Sometimes media cannot be used in the traditional sense; I use my fingers, rub in dirt, whatever is called for.  The excitement is seeing what happens. It’s pure mind travel. Risks and Courage…”, Joanne goes on to explain.


"Voodoo Box" by Joanne Slattery

“Voodoo Box” by Joanne Slattery

 Note: This is the piece that was accepted in CONTEMPO

“This is one of my assemblages, which is painted and uses found objects. I did a lot of research on New Orleans White Voodoo and incorporated most of the elements that one would use in Voodoo Rituals and the many gifts to the gods”.



“I enjoy working in found objects and materials from nature plus pastels, acrylics, pencil, interference paints, dyes and powder pigments including ground minerals. You experience my pieces: you have a dialogue with them as you wander into them. They leave you feeling, wondering, wanting to be there, and wanting to know more”. 



"Marsh, St. Simons" by Joanne Slattery

“Marsh, St. Simons” by Joanne Slattery


Joanne received a BFA with 4 majors including Studio Art, History of Art, and Printmaking. She studied printmaking, painting, sculpture, and Art History at Marymount Manhattan College; Figure Painting at The Art Students League; Art History at The New School; and Web Design at Parsons School of the Arts and San Diego City College.


"Ecola Park Fog" by Joanne Slattery

“Ecola Park Fog” by Joanne Slattery  (Ecola State Park, OR)


In the last 10 years, Joanne has begun to paint in series. “When I am inspired by a place I execute perhaps 5-10 pieces of the subject in different mediums, techniques and views. I recently traveled to Georgia where I became enamored by the Marshes. Upon returning to Florida, I began painting them but at the same time took a look at our own unique environment of swamps and everglades and am beginning to paint them. Because I feel I am always improving and learning, I will return to subjects as I feel I have not profoundly conquered in retrospect. Also, my approach to painting is changing to a more impressionistic expression, so I need to revisit my favorite places and share this different way I am seeing things. It just never stops!”



"Dreaming Under Starry Skies" by Joanne Slattery

“Dreaming Under Starry Skies” by Joanne Slattery

Joanne did a series of “The Dreamer” which is based on Places I’d Rather Be. The Dreamer is on the beach, dreaming of Starry Skies. This is a good example of her mixed media pieces where the water is painted cellophane, the stars are painted nails, the clouds are iridescent powder pigment, she’s incorporated sand and a coral tree as well as gold-leaf cut out fish”.



"Riverbend" by Joanne Slattery

“Riverbend” by Joanne Slattery



Joanne didn’t show her fine artwork until recently and is now an award recipient from many exhibits. Her art work is in private collections throughout the United States and Europe. Joanne worked in Manhattan for 25 years as an Art Director for a few select companies: PBS, Scholastic and CHANEL, where she grew extensively in the fields of publishing, marketing and branding. While working she mentored college graduates in Graphic Design. She won innumerable awards during her career. 




  • ART in the I-ZONE* (West Palm Beach, Fl), 2008  Invitational Show
  • Jupiter Gallery of Art/ Jupiter Community Center , 2010 Juried Photography Show
  • Dixie Art LOFT*  (Lake Worth, FL) “Out on a Limb”, 2010  Juried Show
  • Dixie Art LOFT  (Lake Worth) “Heads Up”, 2011  Invitational Show
  • Lighthouse ArtCenter* (Tequesta,FL) “Contempo”, 2011  Juried Art Show
  • Boca Museum of Art* (Boca Raton, FL) “60th Annual All Florida , 2011 Juried Competition and Exhibit “Best in Florida”
  • A Unique Gallery* (Jupiter, FL) “Black White and In Between”, 2011 Juried Art Show
  • Lighthouse ArtCenter* (Tequesta, FL) “Landscapes 2011” Juried Art Show
  • Lighthouse ArtCenter* (Tequesta,FL) “Landscapes 2012” Juried Art Show – 2 pieces:  AWARD: Honorable Mention
  • Wally Findlay Gallery (Palm Beach, FL) “Masque Art”, 2013 Invitational Show
  • Richeson75 International Art (Kimberly, WI), 2013 Seascape & Architectural 2013 Juried Art Show   AWARD: Meritorious
  • Armory Art Center  (W.Palm Beach,FL) “50/50 Annual Artist Showcase”, 2013 Juried Art Show  SOLD
  • Lighthouse ArtCenter* (Tequesta, FL) “Spotlight on New Talent”, 2014 Juried Art Show – 2 pieces
  • Loxahatchee Natural Refuge (Boynton Beach, FL) October 2014 – January 2015
  • Lighthouse ArtCenter* (Tequesta, FL) “D’Art for Art”, 2014
  • Lighthouse ArtCenter (Tequesta, FL) “Contempo” 2015



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