Don’t Miss The “Art Explosion” Of 9 Swedish Women’s Art Group Sharing Their Artworks At History Of Ft. Lauderdale Museum November 3- 7. Free Reception On Wednesday, November 3

What happens when nine Swedish creatives who call Florida their home, get together to share their love of art?  You get an “ART EXPLOSION” of internationally and nationally acclaimed women! These members of the Swedish Women Art Group are eager to share a vast array of various mediums at their November 3- 7 Exhibit.  Meet the artists at the Opening Reception on Wednesday, November 3. This exhibit takes place at the History of Fort Lauderdale Museum and is Free to attend.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks! I hope you will take the time to read these biographies – how lucky are we to have this group of talent!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Swedish women art group is a South Florida based group. Our purpose is to inspire each other, learn from each other, and promote our Swedish culture. We promote each other’s art, share art events, tips, advice, interesting articles related to art and more.  

 

 

 

M  E  E  T           T  H  E         A  R  T  I  S  T  S:

 

 

 

Sara  Schesser  Bartra

 

 

 

I am an artist based in Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Since the beginning of the pandemic, I have been working on a variety of creative projects and have participated in many exhibitions. My artistic expression has gone through many phases over this period resulting in art with a highly personal approach and perspective. My work involves a variety of techniques and materials including traditional oil, acrylics, and mix media. I particularly enjoy mix media because I can use all my imagination and creativity utilizing materials that sometimes I buy, but most times I find and collect from the most unlikely sources. The combination of these techniques and materials produces interesting, fun and compelling pieces of art. My work is found in many private collections around the world.

 

In my recent work I am combining my scientific background into my art. Humans are visual creatures: we need to see in order to understand. My goal is to combine science and art in order to forge a deeper understanding of science in the public. 

sara_bartra@hotmail.com      @schesserbartrasara     @lvlyartdesigns    Webpage:https://www.lvlyartbysara.org/

 

 

 

 

Kerstin   Holm

 

 

I was born in Sweden and lived most of my life in the USA.  I made my first painting when 9/11 happened. My emotions took over and I painted “God saving the USA from terrorists”. It made me calm, and I dared flying a week after 9/11.  It was followed by “My daughter’s walk throw life”, “Protecting my Daughter”, “Women LeaderShip,” “Saving the Ocean”, Finding a Man”, “Staying on the Covid Boat”,  “Yellow Suns Musical Garden”, to name a few. In the past I was a co-founder of a hi-tech company in the USA. We developed the type of video that companies like Zoom uses. I am also a co-founder of SACC Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in Florida and the Swedish Church in Florida. I have served on several boards, been an angle investor, mentor at SCORE, Career Source Broward and several entities in Sweden.

 

 

My life events are reflected in my paintings. Events that can happen to a lot of people, so I made pillows, cups, scarfs and so on with my art.  “Women LeaderShip” is a popular gift to motivate women. “Protected” gifts are popular to encourage someone, when they are sick or worried.  You can order the gifts with my art on at https://fineartamerica.com/My media is acrylic on canvas. Some of my original artworks are for sale at the show.  For more information:  Kerstin@kerstinofsweden.com

 

 

Agneta   Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

What color is the letter a?

I see colors everywhere, even in letters and numbers.
For a long time, I thought that everybody else did too.A figurative language and a powerful imagination have always been a strong part of my identity. I come from generations of curious creators, brave adventurers, and self-made artists from the arctic north. I was born in the Nordic light, raised with a Scandinavian touch and I grew up surrounded by historical architecture, antique art and furniture mixed by contemporary design.This mix became my origin and left a deep imprint on my signature brush stroke.

 

I used to be a co-owner of a small but very successful record label and music production company. It was crazy busy but always fun, and it gave me many creative outlet opportunities.To capture, create and develop the image of a new artist, you need to focus on the originality, personality, and quality they have, and then refine it. From the deep core within to the artistic expression. I try to do the same in my art. Capture, develop and refine, with a love for color, texture, form, and beauty in all shapes.  The inspiration from being among and around different expressions of art and people, triggers my impressions, thoughts, and experience from life as it presents itself to me and all my senses. I have a playful and experimental approach to creating art. My mediums are plentiful, but mostly I work with acrylic and mixed media.

 

….and by the way. The letter a is red.

 

 For more information:  agneta.anderson@me.com

 

 

 

Angela     Moore

 

 

 

 

A native of Sweden, I have created a variety of art and design all my life. I studied Fine Art and Graphic Art for nine years in Malmö, Sweden.  My recent work shows my broad perspective and colorful approach to portraits, mythology, animal shapes and fantasy. My art has found recognition and appreciation both in Sweden and Florida. My art has been shown in galleries in West Palm Beach over the years. My media are acrylic, water colors and etchings, etc. I have lived in Palm Beach County since 1986.  For more information: angelaofswea@yahoo.com

 

 

Mona    Tumba

 

 

Art, jewelries, and sculptures. Inspired by love, by joy, by life, the Swedish archipelago, and the sun in Florida. Color and shape are my passion! Color makes you feel, it is a vehicle that carries powerful messages. And for me, shape is the core of beauty. It tells you something, not only about the painting but of the mood and mindset of the artist. Enjoy color and shape as when you try an exceptional wine. Let it consume you and explore the details. Feel it with your heart. It is where you find the true message and beauty of things

 

I just finished writing about my life. The title in Swedish “Mona Tumba min sanning” has been well received in Sweden and I have been invited to many TV channels. It is about my life with the famous ice hockey player Sven Tumba. My art is found in many homes both in Sweden and the USA, and I have won several awards.  For more information:  Mona@tumba.comWebsite:  http://monatumbaart.com/

 

 

 

Gudrun   Andersson

 

 

 

 

 

 

My paintings are about nature and things around us, but also people. I want to describe the beauty of nature and life, giving the viewer a feeling of peace, harmony, and happiness. When moving to Florida in 2000, I joined Boca Museum of Art – Artists Guild. My media have been charcoal, pen & ink, and oil, but lately I have enjoyed using acrylics and oil pastels. I love drawing, especially the black and the white tones that come from charcoals, as well as all the colors of oil pastel to describe the Everglades. My paintings have been shown in local Galleries where I have received many Awards and Sales. They can be found in many homes around United States and Sweden.  For more information: gudrunart@hotmail.com and Gudrunartgallery.com

 

 

 

Ann    Högsten    Anderson

 

 

I am from Sweden to Florida via Italy and the Virgin Islands. I have been passionate about creating as long as I can remember and have used many different media during the years. The Gnomes that I create are a reflection of how I have grown to admire and, a desire to preserve genuine craftsmanship and the use of raw materials. I have shown the Gnomes at several exhibits and they can be ordered on line at NordicGnomes.com. I followed my love of all things beautiful to Rome, Italy, where I attained a degree in fashion and textile design from Accademia di Costume e di Moda. For more information:  aannanderson@gmail.com

 

 

 

Kiki    Garber

 

 

 

 

I feel like I was born a portrait painter! I studied art in Sweden and I consider my greatest achievement to be my creation of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, portrayed in New York City a few months prior to her passing. Inspired by Mrs. J.B.K.O. personal choice….we titled my painting… ” Jackonda “. Upon submitting the image to The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, I had great satisfaction in receiving acknowledgement of their pleasure with ” Jackonda “.

My ” repertoire ” contains several other remarkable women as well, but my only muse is Jacqueline. She was the reason to engage my interests in American History, which I manifest in my portraits. Besides that, I won second prize for “The picture of a day ” by Wall Street Journal. Several famous people have bought my paintings. Ronnie Wood, Leonard Cohen, Fats Domino are some of them. Oil on canvas is my preference, but I also enjoy charcoal and watercolors. For more information:   Kikigarb@gmail.com

 

 

Marga   Meijer

 

 

 

 

Born and raised in Sweden lived in Paris for several years of my adult life moved to 
USA with my French family….worked as a certified interior designer for many years.
  So design ,color , beautiful things have always been in my surroundings.
  I now create unique “One of a kind” jewelry like we all are…..  For more information  marga@consultus.us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As individuals, we are members of SWEA Art, an interest group within SWEA (Swedish Women Educational Association) and its worldwide non-profit organization.  Nine of us formed the Swedish Women Art Group only for this event, to showcase our art in a public venue.  This show is independent of SWEA and SWEA Art. 

 

Disclaimer “SWEA Art is a privately organized network between individual Sweor and SWEA International bears no responsibility in connection with its activities. For more information please contact:  SWEA Art.

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Change of Date (Due To Hurricane Dorian) At Kling Gallery. Meet Lynn Morgan On Friday, September 13

The Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor located in Stuart, FL announces the month of September’s Featured Guest Artist, Lynn Morgan. Art lovers will appreciate her pastels, featuring a fresh representational abstract style.  The public is invited to a Free Opening Reception on Friday, September 13.  Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, the wonderful wine boutique and meet the artists!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  In addition to wall art, browse the hand made furniture, home accessories, and the wine bar!  Please note the date change due to Hurricane Dorian’s upcoming visit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

723 Colorado Plaza  Stuart, FL 34994

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

772-678-6949    www.klinggallerystuart.com

 

 

 

 

Original Paintings

Napa- Style Tasting Room

Custom Furniture 

Home Decor

 

 

MEET    LYNN   MORGAN

 

Opening Reception:

 

 

 

Friday, September 13

5 – 7:00  PM  

Artist Talk During Reception

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTIST:

 

 

 

For Lynn Morgan, creating art is an integral part of her philosophy of being consciously aware of the world around her.  Lynn has been creating art all of her life.  Until her retirement from the corporate world, art was one of her hobbies, but it was the only hobby that she never tired of.  She knew that when she retired, she would reinvent herself as an artist, and that’s what she did.  By attending classes and workshops, she learned techniques that have evolved over the years from realistic renderings to a much more abstract style.  Lynn loves to travel the world and is considered quite the adventurer by her friends.  Her works are inspired by the sights and sounds of her travels to various parts of the world.

 

 

 

“Approaching Dream” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

Lynn painted with acrylics and watercolors until she was introduced to pastels.  She was hooked on the look of the pastel sticks, the feel of the medium in her hand with no brush as a go-between, and the brilliant color that clings to the tooth of the paper.  She has studied with Miroslav Antic, Terri Ford, Casey Klahn, Jen Evenhus, Aline Ordman and Tony Allain. 

 

 

 

“Sarlat, Market Day”  by  Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

Lynn is now a full-time artist. Her style continues to move toward more abstraction in both landscape and figurative works.  She tells The Rickie Report, ” Before I begin a painting, I already have an idea in my head about the subject matter.  That idea is often inspired by photos taken on one of my adventures, but it is always my intention to use photos only as an initial idea.  Since color is my primary passion, I will select a color palette based loosely on the subject but more on what colors I am in love with that day”.

 

 

Lynn explains, “I begin with a loose sketch of my subject using a dark hard pastel.  Then I block in dark and light shapes with hard pastels, usually in a color complementary to my final color scheme, and usually with a very bright color for the lights.  At this point, I will wash over the entire underpainting with denatured alcohol which creates the lovely drips, splashes and patterns that I will incorporate into the finished painting.

 

 

“Mangrove Madonna” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

The emotion of the painting begins with the application of soft pastel colors.   She tells us, “This is where I let my awareness of the beauty of brilliant color shine.With every stroke of the pastel stick, I find delight in the tiny flecks of pure color that remain on the surface of the paper.When I think the painting is complete, I leave it on the easel until the next day, when I will undoubtedly see adjustments or additions that need to be made.I will study the piece and ask myself a series of questions about design and composition.Does the work convey the emotion I felt when I saw the scene in person? Does it convey the emotion I felt when I imagined the idea?Depending upon my response to these questions, I will then make further adjustments or declare it complete and sign it. My goal is that my work expresses my quest to consciously understand my spiritual self to participate in creating a personal and collective reality for the world around me”.

 

 

 

“Light at the End” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

Lynn has a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management.  She ultimately became a single mother, so the ability to support her daughter became the driving force in her life, although painting remained a hobby.  She tried flying a plane, playing guitar and piano, playing golf, SCUBA diving and sailing, but she always came back to painting.   

 

 

She is a signature member of the National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A), the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Florida Artists Group (FLAG) and Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA).  She is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America.  She exhibits both locally and nationally and has won awards at several exhibits.  Lynn is currently represented by GalleryVibe in Naples, FL, and she teaches pastel classes and workshops at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL.

Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor

723 Colorado Plaza   Stuart, FL34994

772-678-6949

www.klinggallerystuart.com

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Armory Art Center Art Salon: “Metaphor And Materials” With Leora Klaymer Stewart And Vicki Siegel

Join other artists for the Armory Art Center Art salon on Tuesday, March 1st at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach.  Using metaphor is common ground for the artworks of Leora Klaymer Stewart and Vicki Siegel. Stewart and Siegel present works that are an exploration of their preferred mediums of fiber (Stewart) and acrylic paint (Siegel). Both artists’ works push the boundaries of their chosen materials to new forms.  The artists explore those commonalities in their new joint exhibition, “Blurring Distinctions”, at the Art Gallery at Eissey Campus, Palm Beach State College, and at this Art Salon. The exhibition runs through March 18, 2016. They will be talking at Art Salon about the new directions they’ve been taking, and also the progression of their careers and the influences that have shaped them. The Rickie Report shares the details for this artist networking opportunity and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

 

Armory-Art-Center-Logo-2012

1700 Parker  Avenue    West Palm Beach, FL

561.832.1776

 

 

Armory Art Center Presents

ART SALON:

LEORA KLAYMER STEWART

AND

VICKI SIEGEL

“METAPHOR AND MATERIALS”

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

6:30 – 8:30 pm

 

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“Underwater Life” Detail by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

 

Using metaphor is common ground for the artworks of Leora Klaymer Stewart and Vicki Siegel. Stewart and Siegel present works that are an exploration of their preferred mediums of fiber (Stewart) and acrylic paint (Siegel). Both artists’ works push the boundaries of their chosen materials to new forms.

 

 

Vicki Siegel and Leora Klaymer Stewart explore those commonalities in their new joint exhibition, “Blurring Distinctions”, opening at the Art Gallery at Eissey Campus, Palm Beach State College, and at this Art Salon. The opening reception for the exhibition will be Tuesday, February 16, 5:30-7:30PM, and the exhibit runs through March 18th, 2016. They will be talking at Art Salon about the new directions they’ve been taking, and also the progression of their careers and the influences that have shaped them. They are both on the faculty of the Armory Art Center, and Vicki teaches at Old School Square School Of The Arts in Delray Beach as well.

 

 

Leora Klaymer Stewart works primarily in 3 dimensions using a variety of textile and digital photo techniques to construct her fiber forms and installations. These “sculptural” forms are constructed of natural and manmade fibrous materials to create pieces that are metaphors for the environment, specifically water as a source for life. Klaymer’s works remind us that the oceans, waterfalls, mangroves, and underwater sea life are endangered and represent the fragility of life on earth.

 

 

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“Alternate Reality” by Vicki Siegel

 

Vicki Siegel’s paintings explore painting and photography combined. Blending the two art forms is a process that results in images that are both real and imaginary. In these colorful figurative works, a boundary becomes a metaphor for the point where two things become different. Human and natural forms are transformed by the use of acrylic paint, image transfers from Siegel’s photographs, paint skins and the addition of light. This use of materials brings new ideas to the medium of acrylic paint.

 

 

 

 

Leora Klaymer Stewart has been creating and constructing fiber artworks since the 1960’s, receiving her BFA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute, Chicago. Leora has a long history of national and international exhibitions as well as architectural commissions and has curated several exhibitions and has been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. She has taught fiber arts at prestigious schools throughout the US. Her work has been reviewed and written about in many publications and can be seen at http//www.leorakstewart.com.

 

 

 

 

Vicki Siegel is a contemporary artist whose mixed media paintings, photography and sculpture explore the connection between memory and reality. Vicki is a full time working artist who exhibits extensively, and whose works can be found in many private collections. Previously, she was an art director and creative director in advertising in Milan, Italy, Chicago, and South Florida. Vicki Siegel has studied towards a M.F.A. at Tyler School of Art, Rome and holds a B.F.A. from the University of Illinois. She is a passionate instructor of painting. Vicki Siegel is a Golden Artist Educator (GAEP), a member of the National Assoc. of Women Artists, and a signature member of the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild among other organizations. Her studio is in Delray Beach, Florida. http//www.Vickisiegelart.com

 

 

 

ART SALONS:

ART SALONS offer stimulating conversations with other artists in the community. As a springboard to each of our explorations, professional artists from South Florida are invited to present their work, talk about what influenced them, and examine the work of influential artists showing in museums and galleries. Our discussions cover the gamut of contemporary art themes, including conceptual, cultural, socio/political, environmental, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and where we fit into the world of contemporary conceptual art. They’re also an opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, of professional development and the sharing of useful resources.

Art Salons are facilitated by Elle Schorr.

Video Archives of past salons are available at http://www.elleschorrphotography.com/

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

“Blurring Distinctions” Paintings and Artworks by Vicki Siegel and Leora Klaymer Stewart At Eissey Campus Art Gallery, Palm Beach State College

Artists Vicki Siegel and Leora Klaymer Stewart present “Blurring Distinctions” a two person exhibition of paintings and artworks at the Art Gallery at Eissey Campus located on the campus of Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. The free, Public Opening Reception takes place on February 16th, as the exhibit runs through March 18th.  Using metaphor is common ground for the artworks of both artists. Stewart and Siegel present works that are an exploration of their preferred mediums of fiber (Stewart) and acrylic paint (Siegel). Both artists’ works push the boundaries of their chosen materials to new forms. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

ART  GALLERY

EISSEY  CAMPUS

PALM  BEACH  STATE  COLLEGE

PRESENTS:

 

“Blurring Distinctions”

Featuring:

Vicki Siegel

Leora Klaymer Stewart

Opening Reception:

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

5:30-7:30 PM

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm.

 

3160 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

For more information call 561 207-5015.

Exhibit runs February 16, 2016 t0 March 18th, 2016

 

 

 

 

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Vicki Siegel’s paintings explore painting and photography combined. Blending the two art forms is a process that results in images that are both real and imaginary. In these colorful figurative works, a boundary becomes a metaphor for the point where two things become different. Human and natural forms are transformed by the use of acrylic paint, image transfers from Siegel’s photographs, and paint skins.  For the first time Siegel will also be exhibiting paint skin sculptures that combine found materials, light and paint. Vicki Siegel explains these new works, “It is through the use of paint as sculptural material that I hope to bring new ideas to the medium of acrylic paint”.

 

 

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“Out Of Bounds” Detail by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

Leora Klaymer Stewart works primarily in 3 dimensions using a variety of textile and digital photo techniques to construct her fiber forms and installations. These “sculptural” forms are constructed of natural and manmade fibrous materials to create pieces that are metaphors for the environment, specifically water as a source for life. Klaymer’s works remind us that the oceans, waterfalls, mangroves, and underwater sea life are endangered and represent the fragility of life on earth.

 

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“Uncharted” Detail by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

 

For this show, Stewart has created an installation which is a collaboration between Leora Klaymer Stewart, Steve Spring and Sandra Kuba. “Coral Sea” was created using Steve Springs’ photographic images of coral reefs and digitally printed on silk panels along with suspended sea life forms constructed in mixed media by fiber artist, Sandra Kuba. “Blurring Distinctions” is curated by Karla Walter, Director of the Eissey Gallery at Palm Beach State Campus, PGA.

 

 

 

 

 

VICKI SIEGEL is a contemporary artist whose mixed media paintings, photography and sculpture explore the connection between memory and reality. She was an art director and creative director in advertising in Milan, Italy, Chicago, and South Florida. Vicki is a full time working artist who exhibits extensively. Her works can be found in many private collections. Vicki Siegel has studied towards a M.F.A. at Tyler School of Art, Rome and holds a B.F.A. from the University of Illinois. She is a passionate instructor of painting. Vicki Siegel is a Golden Artist Educator (GAEP), a member of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), and a signature member of the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild among other organizations. Her studio is in Delray Beach, Florida. Vickisiegelart.com

 

 

 

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“Mangrove” Detail by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

 

LEORA KLAYMER STEWART has been creating and constructing fiber artworks since the 1960’s, receiving her BFA and MFA from the school of the Art Institute, Chicago. Leora has a long history of national and international exhibitions as well as architectural commissions and has curated several exhibitions and has been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. She has taught fiber arts at prestigious schools throughout the United States. Leora currently teaches fiber arts at the Armory Art Center in W. Palm Beach Florida. Her work has been reviewed and written about in many publication and can be seen at www.leorakstewart.com.

 

 

 

Leora and Vicki will be discussing their work at the Art Salon at the Armory Art Center on Tuesday March 1,2016 at 6 pm.  For more information visit: www.armoryart.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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Vicki Siegel Fuels Your Artistic Creativity With 2 Day Workshops, Weekly Classes and New Exhibit

Artist Vicki Siegel will fuel your artistic flames with new 2 day workshops! Vicki Siegel invites you to join her in a frenzy of art activity. Sign up for her new 2 day workshops in 2 different locations, join one of her weekly classes, or see her new paintings at one of her upcoming shows. Vicki’s nurturing style of teaching and in depth demonstrations gets everyone in their creative zone.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details and some photos of Vicki’s award winning artwork here.  Could this be the holiday gift you were looking for?  

 

 

V  I  C  K  I      S  I  E  G  E  L

2 Day Workshops

Weekly Classes

New Exhibit

 

 

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“Love Conquers”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two Day Workshops at Two Locations:
Be inspired and learn new techniques!

These fast paced workshops will get you creating and understanding how to work with acrylic paint. You will create new works and get a chance to try new materials and use ones you know in new ways.  Vicki Siegel’s nurturing teaching style and in depth demonstrations will take you through these fast paced and fun workshops. Vicki has just returned from training sessions with Golden Artist Colors where she became a Golden Artist Educator, (GAEP).

 

 

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“See it Coming”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

Working in Layers Workshops

You will learn exciting new approaches to using acrylic products for layering and creating rich and complex surfaces. Artists working in all media and any abstract or representational style will benefit from this innovative way of thinking about materials. Gels, pastes, acrylic skins, masking, stencils, image transfers, transparent and translucency will be explained. You will also learn to incorporate personal imagery. Whether a beginner or an accomplished artist, you will benefit from the information packed demonstrations. There will be a lunch hour talk and slide show on Friday; bring a bag lunch. See the registrar for a supply list. Vicki will be bringing great tools and specialty paints for you to try.

 

 

Layers and Expressive Acrylic Paint 15F-P3.2b

Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach
Friday/Saturday January 8 – 9, 2016, 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: $315, 561 832-1776 or www.Armoryart.org

 

Layers and Expressive Acrylic Paint PW3.5a
Powerful Acrylic Paint Layers: Old School Square Center for the Arts, Delray Beach, FL
Friday/Saturday January 15 -16, 2016, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $315, Old School Square; 561-243-7922, ext. 317 (Ann) or ext. 478 (Sharon)
www.oldschoolsquare.org/events/powerful-acrylic-paint-layers/

 

 

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“Reach for the Sky” (detail), Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

Working With Photographic Images Workshops

If you are a painter who wants to include photographic images into your work, or a photographer who wants to try painting, this workshop will inspire you. You will learn how to collage images, layer acrylic paints, glaze, enhance and texture your photographic images. Creating image transfers will be explained in detail. Whether a beginner or an accomplished artist, you will be inspired by the information packed demonstrations. Contact the registrar for the supply list. There will be a lunch hour lecture and slide show for people who want to bring a brown bag lunch on Friday.

 

 

 

 

Surfaces, Layers and Photographic Imagery:

Old School Square Center for the Arts, Delray Beach, FL
Friday/Saturday March 4-5, 2016, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $315, Old School Square; 561-243-7922, ext. 317 (Ann) or ext. 478 (Sharon)
http://oldschoolsquare.org/events/surfaces-layers-and-photographic-imagery/

 

 

 

Painted Surfaces, Revealing Layers and Photographic Imagery

Friday/Saturday April 1- 2, 2016, 10 am – 4 pm
Location: Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach
Cost: $315  Call to register: 561 832-1776 or www.Armoryart.org
Painted Surfaces, Revealing Layers PW4.5a

 

 

 

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“In Passing”, Acrylic by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

Weekly Classes:

 

CLASSES AT: ARMORY ART CENTER

Exploring Acrylics P3.2b VICKI SIEGEL Level: All

Explore the versatile medium of acrylic paint in a creative atmosphere. Learn color mixing, wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, how to creatively use gels and mediums, glazing, layering, textures, skins, and image transfers.

Tuesdays, 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Session 3: January 5th – February 23rd

Session 4: March 1st – April 19th

 

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“Gioia”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

CLASSES AT: OLD SCHOOL SQUARE CREATIVE ARTS SCHOOL

Painting FUNdamentals

For beginner/intermediate. Develop a new hobby or try something new! In this class you will learn the fundamentals of painting in either acrylic or oil paints. The elements of art, composition, color mixing and basic paint materials will be taught in a fun and creative atmosphere. Starting a painting, gridding and blocking in, blending and painting wet on wet, wet on dry will be demonstrated. Work from reference material or projects the instructor suggests. You will gain confidence and knowledge of painting techniques while exploring your creative side.

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Fall/Winter Terms 3, 4

http://oldschoolsquare.org/learning/art-classes/painting/painting-fundamentalsnew/

 

 

 

Exploring Painting

For intermediate to advanced painters. Using your choice of medium: oil, acrylic, pastel or watercolor, pursue your passion for painting and develop your individual style. Learn key principles that every artist needs to know in order to improve their paintings. Topics such as palette and color mixing, color, value, composition, brushwork, light and shadow, atmospheric perspective, achieving distance, edges and experimental mixed media materials will be discussed. Demonstrations, and individual instruction, set the stage for you to take your paintings to the next level. Work in any artistic style utilizing reference materials or your imagination.

Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fall/Winter Terms 3, 4

http://oldschoolsquare.org/learning/art-classes/painting/exploring-painting/

 

 

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“Behind the Smile” (detail), Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

 

Upcoming Shows:

 

Woman: Untitled, Group Show

January 15 through March 12, 2016

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, 601 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 

“Blurring Distinctions: Metaphor and Materials”

Vicki Siegel paintings and sculpture and Leora Stewart fiber works

Eissey Campus Art Gallery, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

February 16th – March 18th, 2016

Opening Reception: Tuesday Feb 16th  5:30 –  7:30pm

 

 

VICKI SIEGEL is a contemporary artist whose mixed media paintings, photography and sculpture explore the connection between memory and reality. She was an art director and creative director in advertising in Milan, Italy, Chicago, and South Florida. Vicki is a full time working artist who exhibits extensively. Her works can be found in many private collections. Vicki Siegel has studied towards a M.F.A. at Tyler School of Art, Rome and holds a B.F.A. from the University of Illinois. She is a passionate instructor of painting. Vicki Siegel is a Golden Artist Educator (GAEP), a member of the National Association of Women Artists, and a signature member of the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild among other organizations. Her studio is in Delray Beach, Florida.

 

 

For more information about workshops, classes, exhibits or commissions, please visit:
Vickisiegelart.com  or email:  vickisiegel@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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

Boca Raton Art Museum Art School Invites You To Open House. Learn About The New Classes, Workshops And Enjoy Some Perks

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is 65 years old this year, but there is nothing retiring about the Art School. The Art School is revitalizing its programs with new classes and events.  Stop by for OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, August 29, 1-4 pm. A fun afternoon to meet teachers, visit the studios, see demonstrations of art techniques such as stone carving, making tempera paint, porcelain painting, pottery and jewelry making. Enjoy food trucks, a free raffle for art supplies or a short back massage courtesy of Body Kneads Massage of Palmetto Park Square. Fall classes for adults, teens, and children begin Tuesday, September 8.  The Rickie Report shares the details plus new short courses, new evening courses and Saturday classes.  Mark your calendars for the Ceramics Exhibit  Gallery Opening Reception on August 28, 5-8pm. The Exhibit runs through September 29th.  Click here for more information.

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School

801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486

561-392-2503

  • Excellent teachers with low teacher to studio ratio
  • Convenient: 801 West Palmetto Park Road, 1 mile east of I-95
  • Wonderful studios, easy parking

 

 

OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, August 29, 1-4 pm

 

Ceramics Gallery Exhibit

Opening Reception

Friday, August 28, 5-8pm.

The Exhibit runs through September 29th

 

 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum School of Art

Boca Raton Museum Art School

The Art School is initiating new “appetizers” or first courses for beginners who want to test out their creative side and for experienced artists to try a new technique. The appetizer courses are short, fun, creative, and do not require lots of art supplies.

 

Learn Kumihimo, a Japanese Braiding technique to create jewelry at the Boca Raton Museum School of Art

Learn Kumihimo, a Japanese Braiding technique to create jewelry at the Boca Raton Museum Art School

 

 

 

They include make your own Pop-Up book; colored pencil drawing; perspective drawing in 4 sessions; learn glass fusing to make jewelry; print making to design your own notecards; and Kumihimo braiding for jewelry. The appetizer courses start in late September.

 

 

Create An Accordion Book at the Boca Museum of Art School

Create An Accordion Book at the Boca Raton Museum Art School

 

The Art School is increasing its evening and Saturday classes and expanding it ceramics department, offering additional pottery classes and a new Figurative Clay Sculpture class. The Art School is hosting an exhibit of ceramics in the gallery opening August 28, 5-8pm.  The Exhibit runs through September 29th, featuring work by Catalina Aguirre- Hoffman, Barbara Brown, Justin Lambert, Diane Lublinski, Susan Maguire, Lori Gregory, Stephen Hubbard and others.

 

Pottery Class With Justin Lambert

Pottery Class With Justin Lambert

With over 100 classes each month there is something for everyone from absolute beginners to experienced artist. Studio classes are conducted in eight areas: book making, ceramics, drawing, jewelry arts, painting, digital photography and video, print making, and sculpture. 

 

Boca Museum School of Art Stone Carving Class

Boca Raton Museum Art School Stone Carving Class

 

The Art School is a community of people interested in art and is the teaching branch of the cultural campus comprised of the Art School, Artists’ Guild and Museum.

 

 

Making Egg Tempera at the Boca Raton Museum Art School

Making Egg Tempera at the Boca Raton Museum Art School

 

Originally the Artists’ Guild conducted classes in Mizner-designed Boca Raton Hotel. In 1962 the Guild constructed the building on West Palmetto Park Road which served as Museum and Art School until 2001 when the Museum opened in Mizner Park.

 

 

For information go to the website http://www.bocamuseum.org or call 561-392-2503
For more information, please contact:

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road, Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

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

 

Debbie Mostel In Multiple Exhibits Locally With A Global Reach

Fashion jewelry designer Debbie Lee Mostel is back with “Pearls of Wisdom” and the “Liberty Line”.  She most recently had a productive journey through the art world creating large scale, award-winning paintings, sculptures, and contemporary fine art.  Assemblage artist, Debbie Lee Ridge comes full circle back into jewelry design with a force and a new brand presence: Debbie Lee Mostel. Her comeback lines, “Pearls of Wisdom” and “Liberty Line”, heralds the Strength of Women and is the conceptual soul of Debbie Lee Mostel’s bold new work.  The Rickie Report shares some of Debbie’s new designs and where her creations can be found.  In addition, Debbie’s Kinetic Sculptures will be showing!  Don’t miss her take on “global issues”.

 

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“Pearls of Wisdom”    “Liberty Line”

 

Global Kinetic Sculptures

 

 

 

 

JEWELRY EVENT

Friday, December 19  11 am – 7pm

 

Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art

 711 Lucerne Avenue       Lake Worth, Florida 33460

786-521-1199

Fridays through Wednesdays 11a.m.-7 p.m.   Closed on Thursdays

GLOBAL KINETIC SCULPTURE

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Opening Reception:  December 19th

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 

Free and Open to the Public

"Techno Lazer Cufff" by Debbie Mostel

“Techno Lazer Cufff” by Debbie Mostel

 

 

Courage and confidence, striking design and simplicity of materials give Debbie Mostel’s jewelry an eternal quality she has long been noted for. Silver and gold, glass rods and globes and yes, intricate pieces from computer parts create sensual, organic, statement-making pop-art jewelry designed with the future in mind.

 

 

Debbie Mostel's Cuffs

Debbie Mostel’s Cuffs

 

Debbie Lee Mostel, BFA California College of the Arts and Pratt Institute in New York, was trained by master goldsmith, Ellen Broker, and master silversmith, Hans Christensen, of Copenhagen, Denmark. Early in her career, after a stint with Tiffany’s, Mostel formed her own company. Her work in the wholesale jewelry business brought her acclaim when her designs were carried by Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Henri Bendel and Saks Fifth Ave.  Debbie’s jewelry was also seen in Richard Avedon’s fashion photographs.

 

 

Globe and "Liberty Line" earrings by Debbie Mostel

Globe and “Liberty Line” earrings by Debbie Mostel

 

 

Featured in dozens of magazines, Mostel’s work has depth and credibility. Her jewelry was photographed on top models such as Becky Johnson and has graced the cover of Vogue,Glamour, Bazzar, and the inside pages of the New Yorker Magazine, LA Magazine, the New York Times, Women’s Wear Daily, just to name a few.

 

Lu Ann Deliece Wearing a Debbie Mostel Cuff

Housewife of New York actress, Lu Ann Deliece Wearing a Debbie Mostel Cuff

Debbie Mostel bracelet worn by Remona Singer at the Mellinium Magazine Lounge

Debbie Mostel Bracelet worn by Remona Singer at the Mellinium Magazine Lounge

Woopie GOldberg wears Debbie Mostel cuff at Zang Toi Fashion Event

Whoopi Goldberg wears a Debbie Mostel Cuff at Zang Toi Fashion Event

 

 

Mostel’s work has been compared with illustrious designer Robert Lee Morris who came up during the same era as Mostel. Both designers have been influenced by the forms they find in nature and their interest in sculpting. Both love the feel and look of silver and perhaps one difference may be in the stunning simplicity of Mostel’s designs.

 

 

"Joyful Universe" by Debbie Mostel

“Joyful Universe” by Debbie Mostel

 

“Joyful Universe” will be on display at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County from Dec 16th–Feb 10th.  Debbie tells The Rickie Report, ” Upon creating this piece what occurs to me most profoundly is the beautiful planet we live on. Even with its changing political boundaries, ecological uncertainty, and polluted waterways our planet is a miracle in our Universe. I am A Science based thinker/Designer/artist who sees the blessings and wonders in every drop of water and behind every blade of grass. I don’t mean to get too sappy, but I do feel passionately connected to our Earth. Sadly, too many humans today are just out of touch with their home​.”

 

To see a video of Debbie’s “Lizard Globe” Click here.  The piece is exhibited at Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art.

 

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"Lizard Globe" by Debbie Mostel

“Lizard Globe” by Debbie Mostel

 

 

Mostel’s national recognition is underscored by artist and writer, Bruce Helander who has supported her rise up the ladder. “Mostel takes the viewer on an anything goes journey” says Helander of her work. The Norton Museum of Art has featured Debbie Lee in their Art after Dark series. She is a member of the Artists of Palm Beach County, National Association of Women Artists (NAWA),Boca Museum’s Artist Guild, Lighthouse ArtCenter and Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

 

 

"Mother of Exiles" by Debbie Mostel Currently on Exhibit at the Boca Museum Artist Guild Gallery in Delray Beach,FL

“Mother of Exiles” by Debbie Mostel Currently on Exhibit at the Boca Museum Artist Guild Gallery in Delray Beach,FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

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To see another Kinetic Sculpture by Debbie Please Click Here:

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Debbie’s “Globe Art” will be highlighted at the upcoming International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium in Boynton Beach from February 6-8.

For more information on the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, call (561) 742-6026, email ColesDobayd@bbfl.us or visit www.IntlKineticArtEvent.org.

 

 

 

JURIED SHOWS & AWARDS

 

Present Global Art Gallery, W.P.B.- SOLO Show- (2010)
Lighthouse ArtCenter -Landscape Show -Best in Show (2011)
Norton Museum of Art-Art after Dark-guest artist-Demo (2011)
Lighthouse ArtCenter -Contempo Show-Best in Show (2012)
City of Palm Beach Gardens -SOLO Show- (2013)
Activist Artista Gallery -Symbolism-(2012)
Red Dot Fair-Miami (2012)
S.E.Fine Arts Exibit-N.W. FL.State College, Niceville (2012)
Linus Gallery-Fantasy-Pasadena CA. (2012)
Artists of Palm Beach County – 5 shows and continuing
Rossetti Gallery -Summer Heat IV- Second Place (2013)
Palm Beach Fine Craft Show -West Palm Beach,FL.(2013)
East End Arts -“H20” -Riverhead, New York (2013)
Riverside Arts Center -“Map-it”-, Ysplianti, MI.(2013)
Lighthouse ArtCenter- “Mother Ocean”-, Tequesta, Fl.(2013)
NAWA(National Association of Women Artists) “Women of NAWA Exposed” & “Introspections”(2013), Truth and Beauty (2012)more….
Rosetti Gallery- “Heat IV”- Wilton Manor, Fl -2nd Place (2013)
Kimble Art Center “Nature Underwater” Hobe Sound, Fl(2013)
Barrett Jackson Car Show -West Palm Beach (2013)
Lighthouse ArtCenter-D’Art for Art -Best In Show (2013)
Bruce Helander’s Spotlight on Talent-Lighthouse ArtCenter – Mr. Helander said “ Debbie you stole the show but because of conflict of interest (he was the curator at my representing gallery, Arthouse 429) I could not give you an award.” (2013)
Arthouse 429 Fall Show- (2013)
Art Loft- West Palm-Memories of Home- First Place- (2014)                                             Artigras-Jupiter FL(2013)                                                                                                                Lighthouse ArtCenter-Art of Association-First Place-2014                                                            The Artist Guild (Boca Museum)-Honorable Mention -2014                                                 Mandel JCC- Palm Beach Gardens, FL SOLO show -Liberty -Oct 2014                                  Cultural Council of Palm Beach County-Lake Worth,FL -Kinetic Art-Dec 2014 International Kinetic Art Show -Boynton Beach, FL -2015

 

For more information please visit:
www.debbieleemostel.com

or  debbiemostel@gmail.com

or call Debbie Lee Mostel  561-779-0030

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Patricia Maguire’s SOLO Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Patricia (Pati) Maguire has been drawing and painting all of her life.  Whether viewing her plein air paintings, international landscapes, figures, portraits or still life creations, one can feel Pati’s sensitivity and sense of being “at one” with her subject matter.  As she says,  “Sometimes, even when my hands are still, I am painting in my mind. I see the world through the prism of light and shapes.”  Everyone will have an opportunity to view her work during a SOLO Exhibition at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center.  The Opening Reception is open to the public and the exhibit continues through November 15th.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

Patricia Maguire

SOLO Exhibition

Opening Reception

 Saturday,  October 18th

 

3:00 – 5:00 pm

Refreshments will be served

Exhibit Continues through November 15, 2014

Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM to 5PM

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue

Lake Worth, FL 33460
561.471.2901
www.palmbeachculture.com

"All Together" by Patricia Maguire

“All Together” by Patricia Maguire

 

 

 

Patricia Maguire’s view is that,” Art is nature as seen through the filter of emotions.”  She explains to The Rickie Report, ” I have been drawing and painting all my life. Sometimes, even when my hands are still, I am painting in my mind. I see the world through the prism of light and shapes.  I have not chosen to paint, rather it has chosen me, and I feel it is something I must do.”

 

"View from Ponte Vecchio Three" by Patricia Maguire

“View from Ponte Vecchio”  by Patricia Maguire

 

 

“My formative years were spent in big cities, with lots of access to museums, galleries and schools, but I have chosen to be closer to nature in the last decades. I live on the water, and escape to the mountains. I hope this love of our natural world communicates itself to you in my work. I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and spent years in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Caracas, Venezuela. I have now lived in Florida, USA, for the past decades. Each country has left footprints,” she shares.

 

 

"Deceptively Calm" by Patricia Maguire

“Deceptively Calm” by Patricia Maguire

 

 

 

Her formal art education began at Skidmore College, in Saratoga Springs, New York, where Pati earned a Bachelor of Science in Studio Art and continued with some Master level classes at Syracuse University. She holds an MBA from FAU.  ” My work has been exhibited at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Coral Springs Museum of Art, The Cornell Museum in Delray Beach  and other art venues throughout South Florida. My paintings presently hang in galleries in Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale , New York, Bufflao,and  Port Jefferson, as well as in private and corporate collections in Brazil, Venezuela, Canada and throughout the USA.”

 

 

"Green Shadows" by Patricia Maguire

“Green Shadows” by Patricia Maguire

Pati teaches painting at the Delray Beach Center For The Arts and is a Signature Member of the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Delray Art League, Plein Air Palm Beach Painters, The American Society of Impressionist Painters and is the founder  of the Florida ‘Scape Artists.  

 

 

"Welcome to the Jungle" by Patricia Maguire

“Welcome to the Jungle” by Patricia Maguire

 

 

Her recent exhibition highlights are acceptance into Art Expo New York 2013, Red Dot Miami 2012 and The Boca Raton Museum of Art Artists’ Guild Biennial Show 2011, and solo exhibitions in Boca Raton and Lake Worth, Florida.  In addition, Pati’s work has been featured in national magazines and books. When not on location, she paints out of her studio in Delray Beach.

 

"Kayaks For Rent" by Patricia Maguire

“Kayaks For Rent” by Patricia Maguire

 

 

For more information about Patricia Maguire’s artwork, please visit:

www.patimaguire.com
www.facebook.com/patimaguirespaintings.com
www.patricia-maguire.artistwebsites.com

Or

Email:   patimaguire@aol.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Wellington Art Society Features Ralph Papa Plus Scholarship Winners

The final meeting of their season, the Wellington Art Society will feature a presentation/demonstration by Plein Air artist, Ralph Papa.   In addition, the WAS Scholarships will be awarded.  The public is welcome to attend. The Rickie Report reminds artists that this is a outstanding opportunity to network!  We share the details here.

 

 

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Wellington Art Society

 

Invites You

 

Wednesday, May 14th

    6:30-9:00 pm

 

 

Wellington Community Center

12165 West Forest Hill Blvd.    Wellington, FL

 

 

The Wellington Art Society meeting will be held Wednesday, May 14th at the Wellington Community Center, 12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. The last meeting of our season will feature our WAS Scholarship Awards Presentation  along with a presentation/demo by guest Plein Aire Artist Ralph Papa.
The WAS Meeting social time will begin at  6:30 with time to meet the Scholarship Awards Student recipients, their parents and siblings,during our WAS Scholarship Award Reception.  Students will show examples of their work and talk with WAS members about their art and  future plans.  At 7:00 pm, we will award 5 WAS $1000.00 Scholarships  to  5 local High School Students.

 

This year’s recipients are:   Raymond Burks (Suncoast High School), Isabella Pezzulo (Dreyfoos School of the Arts), Arnauld Sylvain (Dreyfoos School of the Arts), Laura Gordon (Dreyfoos School of the Arts), Oliver Pennanen (Dreyfoos School of the Arts).

 

This will be followed by our WAS Member Spotlight,Fabulous Raffle, Announcements, and our guest Artist- Ralph Papa and his En Plein Air Presentation at 7:30-8:30.

 

 

Ralph Papa's Gallery

Ralph Papa’s Gallery

 

Ralph Papa was born and raised in Manhattan and studied art and architecture in New York at Queens College and CCNY and at the Art Students League. His paintings range from studio works composed of real and imagined themes to figurative, portraits and plein air paintings.

 

Loxahatchee Wetlands by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

Loxahatchee Wetlands by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

 

 

Many of his studio works are larger than life faces creating pensive moods with feelings of isolation and loneliness.  Beginning in the mid 1980’s, he painted on-location in New York’s Hudson Valley and Long Island Hamptons and later in Palm Beach County Florida.

 

 

"Bennys on the Beach" by Ralph Papa, (courtesy of his website)

“Bennys on the Beach” by Ralph Papa, (courtesy of his website)

 

The subjects of his paintings are often from nature, life experiences and personal reflections of family and friends. Most recent works are plein air landscapes and studio paintings of imaginative compositions that visually link him with artists he very much admires.

 

 

"Montauk Bluffs" by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

“Montauk Bluffs” by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

 

 

Papa teaches drawing and painting at his Delray studio and at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts. He is a member of the Garrison Art Center, the Delray Art League, Past President of the Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum and co-founder of ‘Plein Air Painters of Palm Beach’. His works are in public and private collections in the U.S. and Canada and can be seen in galleries in Boynton and in Delray Beach at his studio, the Artists’ Guild Gallery and on his website at www.papagallery.com.

 

"Sunrise" by Ralph Papa - on curved wood panel (courtesy of his website)

“Sunrise” by Ralph Papa – on curved wood panel (courtesy of his website)

 

As always, the evening is for artists and art lovers to hear about all of the exciting projects and initiatives that the art society is involved in and to find out how to participate.

 

Wellington Art Society has ongoing art exhibitions at the beautiful Wellington City Hall gallery. These exhibitions rotate every few months and are juried shows with artwork submitted by Wellington Art Society’s over 100 members. Most of the work is for sale and it is a great  opportunity to see and buy fabulous local art.

 

The current show features 17 WAS members. The artwork includes photography, mixed media, watercolor, oil pastel and acrylic media. Tours are given between 11:00am and noon, and will continue to be offered the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month between 11:00am and noon.

 

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Tours are free to the public and are available for small groups or individuals. Please meet in the lobby Wellington City Hall at 12300 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, Fl 33414. For additional information, please contact: Bobbin Salisbury, 561.762.8654.  Additionally, the Wellington Community Center displays WAS art, original works that are available for sale and are rotated every three months.

 

 

 

WAS is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, its mission is to educate and encourage originality and productivity among its members and area youth through programs designed to further the advancement of cultural endeavors in Palm Beach County. For more information, visit their website, www.wellingtonartsociety.orgwellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com .

 

Founded in 1981, The Wellington Art Society is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to share their work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art. The Wellington Art Society is open to any resident in Palm Beach County.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Durga Garcia’s ABCs of Getting Your Work Out There Part II

Durga Garcia’s article, “The ABCs of Getting Your Work out There” continues in this Rickie Report.

Entering Art Shows

 

  • Read ALL information slowly and carefully AND Follow the rules

 

  • Make a Check list to ensure you have not missed anything!

 

  • Enter Shows that match your works’ theme and discipline

 

  • Online Exhibits  or Out of the area Exhibits:   If work needs to be shipped leave enough time for shipping ( and acts of nature like a snow storm or bad weather)!
  • ALL SHOWS:

 

          Can you manage the dates?

           Entry deadline date?

           Notification date?

           Delivery date (or shipping date)?

           Reception date?

          Pick up work date?  

Having someone else deliver/pick up? Have a written agreement of acceptability!

 

 

 

Portrait by Durga Garcia

Portrait by Durga Garcia

 

 The Award Ceremony

 

 

JUDGES WANT TO BE shocked or amazed, amused or educated – to see things in a way not seen  before.

 

For the amateur it’s a learning process that mimics being commissioned. You are working to a very  loose brief, but you are attempting to impress others rather than just yourself.

 

 

For the professional it is of course a chance to achieve greater exposure for your work, and  therefore generate more work, but it is also a chance to ‘commission yourself’ rather than working to a client’s directions.  Done correctly that can be creatively very liberating.

 

 

"Hardbody in Tutu" by Durga Garcia

Hardbody in Tutu” by Durga Garcia

 

Being part of an exhibit is something to be proud of, having people see your work and getting the  chance to see how people respond to your work will give you invaluable feedback in your growth as  an artist and is an important part of being an artist.

 

 

 

WINNING IMAGES have a “Wow” factor with with a story to say to be truly award-winning.

The image needs to be artfully constructed and technically well executed…beyond being something pleasurable to look at in a decorative way –— it should provoke or calm,  educate or entertain with innovation, humor or add revelation.

 

 

"As We Are" SOLO Exhibit at NAWA Headquarters by Durga Garcia

“As We Are” SOLO Exhibit at NAWA Headquarters by Durga Garcia

 

Rejections and Not Winning

 

 

  • There may be several hundred entries with only room for only 50 pieces to be exhibited.

 

  • More entered pieces are not accepted than shown

 

  • It doesn’t necessarily mean the non-accepted work is not good,  just not suitable for that exhibit, in that judges opinion, at that time or maybe needs just a little change  to be better.

 

  • Sometimes it is simply a matter of space.

 

Art is very subjective and even the most expert opinion, is just that, an opinion.

 

 

Winning, the difference between 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th place and honorable mentions could be so slight,  the same judge on a different day could easily pick a different order of winners. Being recognized as one of the best is an achievement.

 

 

Any Award is good and can become part of your resume. It is good practice to keep track of your  achievements.

 

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Many of Durga Garcia’s images can be found in Public and Private collections.  She is a South Florida based freelance professional photographer of art for artists, portraits, commercial projects & events. Durga has several long term projects and books to her credit.

 

Durga brings a most uncommon background to her pictures.  She has lived in many countries and across America, working as a racehorse trainer, equine veterinary paramedic, yoga teacher, member of the U.S. International Pistol Team and certified art appraiser.  She has parlayed her years of experience as a certified art appraiser into a special talent for conveying those nuanced details in her own work. Durga maintains her Senior Fine Art Appraisal accreditations.    She lectures on photography for area groups, camera clubs and art guilds. Durga hosts a blog for photographers giving tips and tricks of the business and is writing a book for kids, “Your First Photography Book”.

 

In September, 2014 Durga will take part in Palm Beach State College’s “BARK” Invitational Exhibit (Palm Beach Gardens, FL). She has been invited to Tuscany in Spring, 2014 to lead a multi-discipline workshop plus a Photo Tour of Iceland in Fall, 2014.

 Durga is a Proud Member of these Professional Associations:

*PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS of AMERICA
*NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of WOMEN ARTISTS
*NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of PHOTOSHOP PROFESSIONALS
*FLORIDA PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS
*PALM BEACH PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS GUILD
*BOCA MUSEUM ARTISTS’ GUILD
*WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY
*ARTISTS of PALM BEACH COUNTY

For more information visit: http://durgagarcia.com/ http://durgagarcia.tumblr.com/ https://www.facebook.com/durga.garcia

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