Palm Beach Watercolor Society Offers Virtual Options For Free Live Demos, 3 Day Workshop With Lian Quan Zhen In January, 3 Day Workshop With David Daniels In February, Live Model Painting Or Drawing. Open To Non-Members

The Palm Beach Watercolor Society (PBWS) offers two 3-day virtual workshops with watercolor artists, Lian Quan Zhen (January 14-16) and David Daniels (February 10-12).  These workshops are open to members and non-members, so  get your calendars out and register now!  In addition, art lovers can enjoy the free virtual demo with Lian Quan Zhen on Thursday, January 14 in the evening.  The Rickie Report shares the details about these events and reminds you that twice a month you can draw or paint with a model.  If you are a watermedia artist, check out this fabulous artist networking organization!

 

 

 

 

  www.palmbeachwatermedia.org

 

 

 

PALM BEACH WATERCOLOR SOCIETY

 

MONTHLY  MEETINGS

 

 

Palm Beach Watercolor Society has gone Virtual!

 

 Our meetings are on the second Thursday of every month with a live demo at every meeting.

 

Join us on Thursday, January 14  when Lian Quan Zhen gives his demo from  6 – 8:30 pm 

 

Everyone is welcome to join us at our meetings~

 

Send us an email at pbws2021@gmail.comto get the link for the virtual meetings

 

 

 

TWO     3 – DAY    WORKSHOPS

 

LIVE       MODEL

 

 

The second and fourth Tuesday of every month

 10  am  –  12:45  pm  

Contact Helene White   email:  hjwhite85@yahoo.com

to draw or paint  with a model

 

 

$5 Members

$10  Non-Members

Reservations can be paid in advance by check (payable to PBWS) or by PayPal.

 

To pay using PayPal, our account is our email address, which is pbws2021@gmail.com.

We ask that you sign up for 2 sessions at a time; should you miss a session you will have a credit that will roll over to your next session.

 

You do not have to have Zoom downloaded on your computer, phone or tablet all you have to do is click on the link on the invite letter that will be sent out the a day prior to the paint in.

 

Please mail your checks to:   Jimmy Walker, Treasurer PBWS   6442 Emerald Breeze Way     Boynton Beach, FL 33437

 

Below is a general format for the paint-in which is open to change based on input from attendees:

• 3-5 two minute poses ( warm up)

• 2 five minute poses

• 2 ten minute poses

• Several 20 minutes poses to allow you time to paint. This is a new experience for us so please be patient as we figure out the process during the first session.

 

For more information:

Email: pbws2021@gmail.com

Virtual gallery    cloudfolios.com/exhibitions/156

 

palmbeachwatermedia.org

 

 

 

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53rd Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show Has Something For Everyone November 23-24 At South Florida Fairgrounds. Rickie Report Readers Get Discount Coupon

The 53rd Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show takes place November 23-24 at the South Florida Fair Grounds.  This is a family oriented, culturally stimulating show. Proceeds provide the operating budget for the Gem & Mineral Society for the following year. Get more information about this wonder-filled organization in the article!   The show is run totally by member volunteers.The Rickie Report shares the details plus a coupon for reduced admission charges, which may be duplicated as often as you like.

 

 

Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc.

Presents:

 

The 53rd Annual

Gem, Mineral, Bead, Jewelry, & Fossil Show

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

 9 am – 6 pm

&

Sunday, November 24, 2019

 10 am – 5 pm

 

Adults/Seniors 1 day $9.00  or  2-day pass $14.00
Children under 12 are FREE.

 Visit our website for more details:

www.gemandmineralsociety.org

 

Something for the whole family!

 

 

Expo Center East

South Florida Fairgrounds

9067 Southern Blvd.,        West Palm Beach, FL 33411

www.southfloridafair.com

 

 

Over 80 dealers from all over the country offer a wide range of merchandise—fine jewelry, southwestern Indian jewelry, bead jewelry, loose beads, rocks and minerals for specimen collecting and cutting, loose precious and semi-precious gemstones, settings and findings, fossils, meteorites, tools, books, and much, much more.

 

Geodes!

 

 

Wide range of educational activities and exhibits:

Demonstrations Include:

Gem & Mineral Society members’ skills learned in club classes

 Faceting

Cabochon making

Chain making

Bead stringing 

AND More…

Palm Beach Museum of Natural History

Speakers

 

Great Shopping, Geode Cracking, Fossil Dig, Gemstone Mining, Spin-the-Wheel Game, Face & Rock Painting, Grand Prize Drawing, Door Prizes!

 

 

 

Learning is Fun!

 

 

Decorative Items For the Home and Office

Hourly Door Prizes

 Grand Door Prize

Kids Activities

 

The Society offers many types of educational and cultural experiences. We operate a full lapidary shop open to our members. We also offer classes in lapidary and jewelry making for adults as well as children.

Learning Is Fun!

Our monthly meetings are held at the building across from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in Dreher Park on the 3rd Thursday of each month and feature guest speakers or demonstrations that are educational as well as entertaining.

 

 

DISCOUNT  ADMISSION  COUPONS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother Nature At Her Best!

 

 

Club Purpose:

To associate persons of the Palm Beach area of cutting, displaying and studying of rocks, shells, artifacts, and any kind of scientific objects of interest to the individual and the organization to promote community interest in these objects.

The society is a member of the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical & Lapidary Societies Inc. and the Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc., which are affiliated with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies. Our members are able to participate in activities sponsored by these organizations.

 

 

 

 

 

Membership applications are available at the show or on our web site, www.gemandmineralsociety.org

Visit our web site for more information, photos from past shows, membership forms and $1 discount coupons for the show.

 

 

 

 

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Behind The Scenes With The Southern Handcraft Society: An Interview With Pam Warren

The Southern Handcraft Society (SHS) has five extremely active groups in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. The Rickie Report asked Caren Hackman to investigate the history and current status of SHS.  We include her interview with Pam Warren, President of the Delray Beach Pineapple Grove Chapter and photos.  SHS is a wonderful arts organization to get involved with, be it the camaraderie, learning new techniques, or being able to sell your creations. SHS presents high quality crafted items, which often become family heirlooms, to be passed to the next generation.  Anyone interested in preserving, enriching, and trying creative crafts is welcome to attend a monthly meeting to see if this is the organization for you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Behind the Scenes 

Southern Handcraft Society With Caren Hackman:

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  Tell our readers how SHS came into being.

PW:

The Southern Handcraft Society was founded in January of 1985.  The founder, Laura Kluvo (also known as Laura “glue gun” Kluvo)* had envisioned fellow-minded crafters who would be educated through preserving and enriching creative crafts. Currently there are five groups in Broward and Palm Beach Counties, totaling about 190 members who meet once a month each. 

 

Rustic board and two examples of the fairy doors designed and painted by Pam Warren

 

 

TRR:  How did you get involved in crafting, and in particular with the Southern Handcraft Society?

 

 

PW:

Ever since I was a little kid I have enjoyed making things.  I would make paper dolls and their clothes as a gift for my younger sister.  Then, in Girl Scouts, my favorite badge to earn was “the dabbler”.  It included sewing, painting, gluing and miscellaneous other “skills”. As an adult, crafting primarily involved sewing.  I took a class at a quilt shop called “shadow quilting”.  The teacher was Laura Kluvo and she asked me to join a group of ladies she was organizing into a crafting “club”. This was 1985 and the beginning of the Southern Handcraft Society (SHS).

 

 

A woman who organized large craft shows contacted Laura. The woman needed help to run the shows. The first show was held in a model home in the newly developed Woodfield Hunt Club division in Boca Raton. We all had things (mostly Christmas ornaments) for sale in the show.  Within a couple of years that group of thirteen ladies had grown and totally assumed the running of the craft show. As it happened, I was the first chairman of our own show and by then we had moved the show to Patch Reef Park in Boca Raton.

 

 

Somewhere along the way I took a painting class and was totally hooked on painting. I have had a wonderful time learning and then sharing what I learned by teaching classes.  I made it a point that as each of my two grandchildren turn three years old, I would start teaching them to paint with me. This is a part of what S.H.S. is about…we want to enhance our various fields of crafts and our enthusiasm to be creative with others.

 

 

S.H.S. has grown to five chapters in the Broward and Palm Beach County areas.  Each of our chapters produces at least one large craft show annually; some have more than one show a year.  Chapter members, as well as outside artists are juried into the shows.  We are intent on presenting high quality crafted items.  Each chapter, through the shows, creates the opportunity for us to sell our crafts.  We, also enjoy social times and learning experiences at our meetings and at an annual retreat.

 

 

Witch doll and owl pot holders made by Judy Jensen; Ghosts on small gourds, designed and painted by Pam Warren

 

 

 

TRR:  Can you tell us some stories from the early days with SHS?

Pam:

 

At the  first show SHS put on, so many of the ornaments sold that member Maureen Hitch and I sat on the floor in the inventory room  making more ornaments as quickly as we could in order to keep up with the demand!

 

Delray’s Pineapple Grove, the Delray chapter, took road trips during which members would work on crafts together. About 20-25 women went on one of our early trips to a hotel in Daytona Beach. The hotel welcomed the crafters and set up tables in the lobby for them. All of the SHS members plugged in their glue guns and began to work on projects. Apparently we over-taxed the electrical system in the hotel and all of the lights went out….but the hotel took this in stride and asked us  to stagger our use of the glue guns.

 

 

 

TRR:  Do you keep up with current style trends to keep your craft items relevant to today’s home décor?

Pam:

 

Yes! As styles change, the Southern Handcraft Society keeps up with the popularity of interior and collectable trends.

 

Paintings of lighthouses and an orchid on wine bottles painted by Pam Warren

 

 

 

 

Caren: What is trending now? 

Pam:

Items that are utilitarian. No dust collectors. People don’t want to just purchase items to decorate their home. They are looking for unique utilitarian items such as piggy banks, decorative plates…items that are practical and unique. I enjoy taking classes from other crafters to discover new creative ideas. The fun of it is hunting for new surfaces to convert to “something else.”

 

 

Many people can’t get to the beach, but like to bring the “beachy” feeling into their home. SHS keeps track of color trends. The paint company, Deco-Art Americana, offers one and two minute demonstrations of the newest trending colors being used.  

 

 

*Laura K taught a certain technique of quilting, but earned her name “glue gun” while showing how to put together ornaments. A touch of glue here, a touch of glue there and voila, the perfect ornament. She took great joy in spreading her love of crafts and hoped to share it with everyone.

 

Unfortunately, crafts “manufactured” in China are making inroads into the handcrafter work so the group makes an effort to stay one step ahead.

 

 

 

 

Nautical Santa with tree and shells created by Pam Warren

 

 

 

 

 

Caren: What sort of craft items are you currently working on?

Pam:

I pretty much paint on anything that doesn’t move – wood, metal, glass and fabric. I have tried to paint on plastic, but am not happy with the current paints and how they bond to the plastic surfaces. There is such a broad spectrum of plastic compositions and not all paints work with all plastics. I’m working on items for holiday craft shows. I’m not sure how many people realize that Christmas preparation begins in April for items that sell in October and November!

 

 

Currently, I enjoy painting cigar boxes, lighthouses on wine bottles, fan blades that are painted like giraffes. I have also had a great response to decorative table-top containers that I make by painting small discarded drawers and adding feet.

 

I’ve had a great response to my painted wooden bowls. I like to add a few tiny bugs painted on the inside.  Flamingoes, nautical and beach themed items are all popular. Pam painted a 24” high Santa dressed in a rain slicker with a lobster coming out of a pocket, red crab on shoulder, holding a small X-mas tree decorated with seashells.

 

 

 

 

  Two snowmen on candlesticks crated by Judy Jensen and a Santa painted by Pam Warren

 

 

For more information about SHS activities and membership contact:

 

 

Pam Warren: pjrawarren@msn.com

 

 

 

For more information about Caren Hackman:

 

 

Caren Hackman is a graphic designer and fine artist living in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. and author of a book about Graphic Design and Good Business practice: http://www.carenhackman.com/book/.

Be sure to check out Caren’s wonderful artwork – Caren is a talented artist in her own right! She is a founding member of the Artists of Palm Beach County.

www.carenhackman.com

 yogapainter.com

 

 

 

 

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St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Announces Arts And Cultural Community Networking Mixer On May 29. Learn More About This Newly Designated Local Arts Agency

The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is bringing together the arts and cultural community at a networking mixer and celebration on Wednesday, May 29. Artists, musicians, creative professionals, and business, nonprofit and civic leaders are all invited to mix, mingle, and network. St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is celebrating its recent recognition as St. Lucie County’s designated local arts agency.  Walk away with new connections and inspiration! The Rickie Report shares the details about this and other ways to connect to SLCA!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 INVITES  YOU:

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 29

5:30 -7:30 pm

Sunrise Theater

117 S 2nd St.    Fort Pierce, FL 34950

 

 

Cost to attend: FREE for St. Lucie Cultural Alliance members and a guest*, $10 for non-members.

If you decide to join St. Lucie Cultural Alliance at or after the event, we will credit your ticket cost toward your new membership.

Questions? Contact Holly Theuns at (772) 462-2783, holly.theuns@artstlucie.org. 

*Call or e-mail us for details about our guest policy.

 

 

 

 

Lisa Fitz-Coy, Communications Manager, tells The Rickie Report, “St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is a young organization, so we’re really trying to build awareness among artists (and galleries and arts organizations as well), about membership and our resources. Artists, musicians, creative professionals, and business, nonprofit and civic leaders are all invited to mix, mingle, and network. St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is celebrating its recent recognition as St. Lucie County’s designated local arts agency.”

 

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For more information:

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance

2300 Virginia Ave  Fort Pierce, FL 34982-5632

 

Resources:

 www.ArtStLucie.org

 https://www.facebook.com/StLucieCulturalAlliance/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Features Edrian Thomidis’ Demo On February 13 And New Exhibit By Members On February 26. Both Events Are Free And Open To The Public

The Wellington Art Society invites the public to two events in February. Enjoy a demonstration by Edrian Thomidis on February 13 at the Wellington Community Center.  We celebrate her imaginative clay creations, which can be found in local, national, and international collections.  On February 26, the public is invited to the Opening Reception of “Equine” and “Viewpoint”. The member exhibit includes over 90 works of art at the Wellington Community Center and City Hall Galleries.  Jean Williard will give a demo. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To Wellington Art Society Meeting

Wednesday,  February 13, 2019

 

6:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

FEATURING:

 

 

EDRIAN  THOMIDIS

 All events open to members and non-members

 

 

 

“Calling” by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

 

 

Edrian’s artistic talent was recognized at an early age and sent her on to the University of Florida’s New World School of the Arts. After graduation she worked as a Creative Director, designing web sites, original logos, business cards and posters for South Florida businesses.  She moved on to producing web sites for large corporations such as Sony, Pepsi, Discovery and Microsoft.  She became proficient in programming, usability and information architecture.  

 

 

“Secrets” by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

 

Outside of the corporate world, Edrian illustrated many images used in books, magazines and shirts.  In 2014, she suffered the loss of a loved one and in looking for an outlet for her grief, took a ceramic class at the Armory Art Center.  She found working with clay presented a challenge and led to her creating unique sculptures. Her demonstration will show her evolution as an artist and how she applies decorations and patterns to her sculptures.

 

“Disappointment” by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

Edrian is a member of the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches, the Wellington Art Society, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and the Women in the Visual Arts Organization.  Her sculptures are in many private collections around the world and in regional galleries.  She has won many awards for her work.

 

 

 

 

At The Community  Center

 &  

City Hall Galleries:

“EQUINE” and “VIEWPOINT”

 

 

    Reception and Demo by Jean Williard  

Tuesday, February 26       5 – 7 pm  

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

Join us for light refreshments, door prizes, a demonstration by Jean Williard and a People’s Choice Award presented.  The exhibit “Equine” is on view at the Wellington Community Center and “Viewpoint” can be seen at Wellington City Hall.  The Community Center and City Hall are located just west of South Shore Boulevard on Forest Hill Boulevard.  The reception is open to the public, free of charge. 

 

“Blue Jumper” by Todd Mayfield

 

 

 

There will be 95 pieces of art by 30 artists including paintings, sculptures and jewelry.  Most original art is for sale and many artists offer prints of their work. This is a wonderful chance to see beautiful art in all mediums and meet the artists. Please join us for a free, lovely reception and great art.  Come and bring your family, your neighbors or your club.  Everyone is welcome!

 

The following artists will be exhibiting:

 

 

Lynne Bernay ◊ Joanne Baker MacLeod ◊ Betty Brodie

Todd Mayfield ◊ Lara Chapman  ◊ Susan Mosely

Buu Truong ◊ Jeanette Childress  ◊ Christopher Mosquera

Hildegard Donavan ◊ Leslie Pfeiffer ◊ Sandra Encaou

George Rhodes ◊ Gail Erikson ◊ Holly Rutchey 

Audrey Freeman ◊ Rekha Shivdasan ◊ Patsy Heller 

Vivian Gomez ◊ Isadore Smith ◊ Stan Greenfield

George Taylor ◊ Elizabeth Hehmeyer ◊ Haydee Ullfig

Cynthia A. Hockaden ◊ Geraldine Weinar ◊ Laura Jaffe

Annamaria Hunt ◊ Jean Williard ◊  Betty Jane Zedonek

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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Marine And Wildlife Artist, Amber Moran, Is Featured At Wellington Art Society Meeting. Public Is Invited On December 12

Marine and wildlife artist, Amber Moran will be the featured demonstrator for the Wellington Art Society‘s meeting on Wednesday, December 12.  The public is invited to this free event to network and meet the artists.  It takes place at the Wellington Community Center  and includes a Meet and Greet, Demonstration and a unique raffle (proceeds go to the Art Scholarship Fund).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To Wellington Art Society Meeting

Wednesday,  December 12, 2018

 

6:30 pm

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

 

FEATURES:

 

 

 MARINE AND WILDLIFE ARTIST

AMBER MORAN

 This is event is open to members and non-members

 

 

 

 

 

“Loggerhead Taxi Service” by Amber Moran

 

 

Amber Moran was born on a farm in central New York State and learned to love the outdoors and the value of hard work. She and her brother raised and sold flowers and pumpkins which helped pay their way through college. Amber was always drawing or painting trees and animals.  Her parents were talented artisans who always encouraged her art and after her first visit to an art gallery, Amber knew that art was her calling.  Amber received an Associates Degree in Computer and Art Design from SUNY Alfred State and earned a Bachelors Degree in Studio Art at the University of Buffalo and worked toward a Masters Degree in General Education at Elmira College.

 

 

Her love of watercolors came years later when she began painting again when her children were small.  She stopped trying to be so intricate and went with the flow and had fun.  This led her to thinking outside the box and using ink to add illustrations over the layered and textured water colors.  She is influenced by the tropical setting in Florida and combines watercolor and ink creating a unique and colorful take on the coastal lifestyle. 

 

 

 

 

Arti Gras 2017 Poster by Amber Moran

 

 

 

Amber and her husband and children moved to Martin County in 2004 and are very  involved in environmental causes.  She is a member of the Bullfish Foundation with their Lionfish Program and creates and donates art for the Lionfish Roundup each year.  She works with the Association of Environmental Professionals and with different Sports Fishing Tournaments who donate to specific organizations.  She also belongs to the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce and the Martin County Arts Council.  She has won many awards, is featured in local  magazines and shows her art work in many venues throughout Florida.

 

 

Amber tells The Rickie Report, “I’m in love with the vastness of the ocean, the mystery of the Florida canals and rivers and the peacefulness of the bush where the only sound is the palms blowing in the wind”.

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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

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Deborah Bigeleisen Is Featured Artist, Offering Demo At Wellington Art Society Meeting November 14- Open To Public

Internationally renowned painter Deborah Bigeleisen is the Featured Artist at the Wellington Art Society meeting on Wednesday, November 14th.  The public is invited to her demo and to meet all of the artists at the Wellington Community Center. A raffle of art donations will follow with proceeds going to the Scholarship Fund Though her paintings have been mentioned alongside Georgia O’Keefe, Bigeleisen brings a unique and distinctive 21st Century perspective to the floral genre. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Deborah’s awe inspiring artistry.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday,  November 14, 2018

 

6:30 pm

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

FEATURES:

D E B O R A H      B I G E L E I S E N

 

This is event is open to members and non-members

 

 

 

 

“Energy” by Deborah  Bigeleisen

 

 

 

Deborah  Bigeleisen grew up in Los Angeles and attended college at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, where she graduated with high honors.  Always entrepreneurial, and a risk taker,  Deborah was ahead of her time in establishing a global textile print design company in Manhattan where she served as the president and creative director for eighteen years.  

 

 

 

Deborah moved to West Palm Beach in 1998, and started painting as hobby.   Without any formal fine art education, her talent was cultivated through local art classes and master artists workshops.   She was mentored by renowned visionary Gordon Parks, whom she was proud to regard as a good friend. Within two years Bigeleisen’s paintings were accepted into fine established galleries, thus launching  her second successful career as a fine art painter.  Deborah says that she found a voice inside that she never knew she possessed.

 

“Romantic Interlude” by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

 

 

Whether painting highly representational images, or more non-objective visions, Deborah Bigeleisen’s dynamic and evocative paintings of flowers stand alone in the contemporary fine art arena. Her technique is rooted in the practices of the Dutch master artists;  her conceptual work is rooted in the principles of fractals.  Never being content to stay in her comfort zone, Deborah continually pushes her vision.  She does not subscribe to rules.  “Every painting is a fresh beginning, and a new journey; and  I cherish the unpredictability.”

 

 

 

Deborah Bigeleisen and “Fractal”

 

 

 

 

Deborah’s work has been represented by fine art galleries from Aspen; to San Francisco, to Naples, FL; to Washington, DC; to Southampton, NY, and to New York City. Her paintings have been prominently featured in international Contemporary and Fine Art Fairs.  Her work has been widely published in journals and art books ranging from Science Creative Quarterly, to Michael K. Corbin’s trilogy ‘A Collector’s Journal,’ to New Art International and Studio Visit. Her paintings have graced the covers and interior pages of international interior design publications including Florida Design, Miami Home & Décor, Art and Antiques, LUXE Magazine, and Architectural Digest. Deborah’s work is collected world-wide and enhances the corporate collections of American Airlines, Beauté Therapies Inc., The Koury Corp., and LBC Design & Construction to name just a few. Her paintings have received awards, and have been exhibited in numerous museum shows including the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Platt / Bornstein Galleries at American Jewish University in Los Angeles, and the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center in Brooklyn, NY.

 

 

 

 

Untitled Diptych by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

 

 

Bigeleisen enjoys sharing her knowledge by lecturing on various art related topics; conducting private tours of Art Basel and Art Miami during Miami Art Week every December; and leading private museums tours where her focus is on “looking at art through the eyes and mind of an artist.”  She has served as an artist in residence; conducts artist workshops, and is an adjunct professor of art at Palm Beach State College.

 

 

 

Deborah is a long standing member of the National Association of Women Artists and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.  She served as chair person for Art and Public Places for the City of West Palm Beach for ten years.  She is an active member of Soroptimist International of the Palm Beaches; and a former board member of the Palm Beach County Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Deborah lives and works in Royal Palm Beach, Florida.

 

Ms. Bigeleisen’s paintings are sold through fine art galleries, and have been prominently exhibited in international Contemporary and Fine Art fairs including the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, ArtHamptons, the Chicago International Art Show, the LA Art Show, the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show and the Shanghai Art Fair. For more information, please visit  www.deborahbigeleisen.com.

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show Has Something For Everyone November 17th and 18th. Rickie Report Readers Get Discount Coupon

The 52nd annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show takes place November 17th and 18th at the South Florida Fair Grounds.  This is a family oriented, culturally stimulating show. Proceeds provide the operating budget for the Gem & Mineral Society for the following year. Get more information about this wonder-filled organization in the article!   The show is run totally by member volunteers.The Rickie Report shares the details plus a coupon for reduced admission charges, which may be duplicated as often as you like.

 

 

Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc.

Presents:

 

The 52nd Annual

Gem, Mineral, Bead, Jewelry, & Fossil Show

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

 9 am – 6 pm

&

Sunday, November 18, 2018

 10 am – 5 pm

 

Adults/Seniors 1 day $9.00 or 2 day pass $14.00
Children under 12 are FREE.

 Visit our website for more details:

www.gemandmineralsociety.org

 

 

 

Expo Center East

South Florida Fairgrounds

9067 Southern Blvd.,        West Palm Beach, FL 33411

www.southfloridafair.com

 

 

Over 80 dealers from all over the country offer a wide range of merchandise—fine jewelry, southwestern Indian jewelry, bead jewelry, loose beads, rocks and minerals for specimen collecting and cutting, loose precious and semi-precious gemstones, settings and findings, fossils, meteorites, tools, books, and much, much more.

 

Geodes!

 

 

The show offers a wide range of educational activities and exhibits. Visit the demonstration area where society members will be showcasing skills learned in club classes. Demonstrations will include faceting, cabochon making, chain making, and bead stringing just to name a few. Hourly door prizes awarded both days and a show Grand Prize Drawing and several other drawings will be held. We have also invited several local education based clubs to display at our show, as well as the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. We will also have speakers.

 

Great Shopping, Geode Cracking, Fossil Dig, Gemstone Mining, Spin-the-Wheel Game, Face & Rock Painting, Grand Prize Drawing, Door Prizes!

 

 

 

Learning is Fun!

 

 

Decorative Items For the Home and Office

Demonstrations

Hourly Door Prizes

Guest Speakers

Kids Activities

 

The Society offers many types of educational and cultural experiences. We operate a full lapidary shop open to our members. We also offer classes in lapidary and jewelry making for adults as well as children.

Learning Is Fun!

Our monthly meetings are held at the building across from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in Dreher Park on the 3rd Thursday of each month and feature guest speakers or demonstrations that are educational as well as entertaining.

 

 

DISCOUNT  ADMISSION  COUPONS:

 

 

 

Mother Nature At Her Best!

 

 

Club Purpose:

To associate persons of the Palm Beach area of cutting, displaying and studying of rocks,

shells, artifacts, and any kind of scientific objects of interest to the individual and the

organization to promote community interest in these objects.

The society is a member of the Eastern Federation of
Mineralogical & Lapidary Societies Inc. and the
Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies,
Inc., which are affiliated with the American
Federation of Mineralogical Societies. Our members
are able to participate in activities sponsored by
these organizations.

 

 

 

 

 

Membership applications are available at the show or on our web site, www.gemandmineralsociety.org

Visit our web site for more information, photos from past shows, membership forms and $1 discount coupons for the show.

 

 

 

 

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Laurie Snow Hein’s Fine Art Is Featured At “Equine” Exhibit At Wellington Community Center

Florida artist, Laurie Snow Hein refers to her style as “Old-World Realism,” with a technique that often gives way to abstract or impressionistic. An award winning artist and illustrator, she is published and licensed worldwide. Laurie will be one of the Featured Artists at “Equine” Exhibit curated by the Wellington Art Society.  The public is invited to the Reception on Saturday, March 10th at the Wellington Community Center on Forest Hill Blvd.   Enjoy light refreshments and special door prizes.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Laurie’s equine artistry. This Exhibit features fifteen artists including a premier showing of Laurie Snow Hein’s painting “North Dakota Mustangs at Teddy Roosevelt Park”. She is offering art patrons a special opportunity to make a difference in preserving wild horse environments.

 

 

 

“E  Q  U  I  N  E       E  X H  I  B  I  T”

 

WELLINGTON COMMUNITY CENTER RECEPTION

Saturday, March 10, 2018

10 am – Noon

“Equine” Exhibit

“North Dakota Mustangs at Teddy Roosevelt Park” by Laurie Snow Hein

 

 

Light refreshments will be served and there will be drawings for special door prizes. The public is invited for this unique exhibit.

Wellington Community Center on Forest Hill Boulevard just south of Wellington City Hall.

 

 

Artwork by Laurie Snow Hein

Laurie tells The Rickie Report, “Half of all proceeds of my horse paintings will go to a Wild Horse Preserve of mine or purchaser’s choice. Purchaser will write out the check themselves on the spot. The donation is tax deductible so I will send in the check and the buyer gets a receipt. A win for us and a win for the beautiful horses I love. This month I submitted three of my horse paintings to the Wellington Community Center gallery for the Winter Equestrian Art Show. From now until April they will be displayed.  My collection of wild horse paintings is my way of helping preserve these truly amazing animals in their natural, protected environments”.

 

 

 

Laurie shares, “Horses are very close to my heart and I wanted to take the time out to explain why.  Like many children, I loved horses as a young girl. Television shows like Roy Rogers, The Lone Ranger and Westerns were always my favorite…because of the horses, of course. From my first pony, a gift from my grandpa at age eight, to my beloved “Spice” (a haflinger who is still my companion on frequent rides), I have seldom been without a horse”.

Artwork by Laurie Snow Hein

 

 

In 2010, Laurie spent a week in North Dakota with her daughter to visit the state parks and to also visit a horse sanctuary. “I wanted to see these magnificent animals for myself; to observe their natural beauty and behavior, unspoiled by the intrusion and control of man. My lifelong love affair with horses grew to be a serious, focused interest in the preservation and protection of the remaining wild herds in our country. Fascinated by these wild horse herds, I began capturing their magnificent, unspoiled beauty and behavior in a series of paintings. My first oil, a group of horses in full gallop, sold quickly.  Pryor Mountain and other non-profit wild horse reservations keep complete records of the herds via annual roundups. The sanctuaries always need funds to provide health care and to assure genetic integrity, especially of the mustang herd at Pryor Mountain”. 

 

Artwork by Laurie Snow Hein

 

 

Laurie teaches art classes, conducts workshops and displays her art in top festivals throughout the country. She is listed in “Who’s Who in American Art”, “Who’s Who in America” and “Who’s Who Of American Women”. She has painted executive portraits for Furman College, Palm Beach Atlantic College and St. Vincent Hospital. Avon Company commissioned her to paint the Mothers Day plate in 2009 which sold out. Her newest collection “Freedom’s Spirit” was started to raise awareness of the plight of the wild mustangs of America.

 

 

 

Laurie is best know for her Florida Tropical Landscapes. In addition to teaching art classes and conducting workshops, she is in demand at the top art festivals in the nation. Her art, highlighting the Southern Landscape, Everglades and Tropical Paintings, includes oceans, beaches, water birds, palm trees and tropical plants.  Her paintings are alive with sparkling light and vibrant color. She is also well known for creative Oil Portraits of pets, children and adults that capture personality and special moments, Laurie’s portraiture is detailed and traditional, yet alive with a contemporary blend of color and style.

 

 

 

Laurie Snow Hein

 

LICENSING And ILLUSTRATIONS:

Laurie’s art work appears in open and limited edition prints with a large following. Her designs have been licensed for home decor and gift products for such companies as Current Inc., Home Interiors, Mohawk Home, Leanin’ Tree, Conimar, Weavetec, and Home Interiors Inc. You can find her licensed products in WalMart, Target, Cracker Barrel, and specialty shops of all kinds. She is a successful oil painter, illustrator, art instructor, portrait artist and a member of the Atlanta Portrait Society and the Portrait Society of America. Laurie is also listed in Who’s Who in American Art, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who of American Women. She has painted executive portraits for institutions such as Furman College, Palm Beach Atlantic College and St Vincent Hospital. Avon Company commissioned her to paint the Mothers Day 2009 Plate which completely sold out. Her newest collection, “Freedom’s Spirit”, was started to raise awareness of the plight of an American heritage…the wild mustangs of America. When this collection has 30 completed images, there will be public shows held, with the sale of the images being donated to various Wild Horse Funds.  Laurie has illustrated numerous books.  Please visit her website for more details:  www.lauriesnowhein.com

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

Here are some images from my blog post I am going to send you a link to

http://laurieheinartist.com/blog/128980/artwork-for-the-wild-horses

 

 

 

 

For more information about Laurie Snow Hein’s artwork: 

artistlsh@gmail.com

lauriesnowhein.com

https://www.facebook.com/CollectFineArt/

561.324.0100 

 

To sign up for Laurie’s blog:

https://goo.gl/uu898Q

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Salon Features Anja Marais “Memorial Landscapes Between Transformation And Disintegration: Photography As A Textural Approach” On February 6th

The Armory Art Center brings so many opportunities not only to artists, but to art lovers.  The monthly Art Salons led by Elle Schorr allow all of us to meet and better understand the creative process with international, nationally and locally based artists.  Meet multi-disciplinary artist, Anja Marais on Tuesday, February 6th, as she discusses “Memorial Landscapes between transformation and disintegration: Photography as a textural approach”.  The public is invited.  The Rickie Report shares the details.  Stop and look at the art…hear the creators…share the wonder!

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

AT THE ART SALON:

TUESDAY,  FEBRUARY 6, 2018

6:30 -8:30 pm

“Memorial Landscapes Between Transformation And Disintegration:

Photography As A Textural Approach”

 

 

PRESENTED BY

ANJA  MARAIS

 

 

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER LIBRARY

 

There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.

Armory Art Center Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

* Exhibitions are open to the public

Art Salons continue to meet in the Armory Art Center Library on Tuesday nights, usually the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, from October through May. Salons are open to anyone who would like to participate in these lively discussions. There is a $10 donation for each salon.

 

 

 

“A Poem For The Sharpevilles One Year” by Anja Marais

 

 

Anja Marais is a South African sculptor and multi-disciplinary artist. She has completed residencies in Japan, Korea, Russia and Florida and completed solo and group shows in Asia, Europe and the US.  Anja’s website shares the following: “Hi. I’m Anja, a multi-disciplinary visual artist. My art is being exhibited in the national and international arena and collected by private entities and museums. In my art practice, I use history as a leitmotiv – mostly the lineage of the ancestral and the ecological – to create milieus where the fragile and weary voyager can be hallowed”.

 

For more information about Anja:  www.anjamarais.com

 

 

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries.

Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

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

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