Glass, Art, Entertainment, Fine Crafts All Await At Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts On Saturday, January 23rd!

Where will you be on Saturday, January 23, 2016? Don’t miss a mega-event in conjunction with ArtSynergy 2016 at the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts! Visitors will enjoy wine/beer/soda, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment. Watch glass blowing and browse professional and emerging artists & galleries in one location! World renown glass artist, Laura Donefer will demo!  Kudos to McMow Art Glass, Habatat Galleries and Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts for bringing the arts community together for this event!  Individual artists, galleries and arts organizations will have items for sale the entire time.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks of Laura Donefer’s amazing glass work and all of the details!

 

 

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You Are Invited!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

2 -9 pm

FREE   ART   EVENTS

 

 

 

Meet the Artists:

Taylor Materio ◊ Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art  ◊  Sami Makela Fine Art  ◊ Bruce Webber Gallery  ◊  Artisans On The Ave  ◊  Abby Funk  ◊  Mitchel Gold  ◊  Barbara Powell  ◊  Armory Art Center Annex ◊  Maria Paz ◊  Cindy Snowhite  ◊  Madeline Hinken  ◊  Gail Erickson  ◊  Christine Ellinghaisen  ◊  Bonnie Bruner  ◊  Lisa Lewis  ◊  Adriana Ficarelli  ◊  Michael Raimen ◊  Miriam Mikhail ◊  

 

 

Laura Donefer Glass-blowing Demo

4 – 6pm

 

 

ArtSynergy2016 Awards Ceremony

8 pm

 

 

1105 2nd Avenue South

Lake Worth, Florida 33460

561.508.7315 | aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

Award Recipients:

 

* Lee Ann Lester-Cultural ArtPalmBeach
* Doreen Grasso-Board Development
* Rickie Leiter-Media Partner
* Continuum/ ATB- Art Synergy Partner
* Benzaiten- Art Synergy Partner
* Debby Coles-Dobay- Juror
* Richard Beau-Lieu- Juror
* Jane Harris- Juror
* Center for Creative Education- Exhibition Partnership
* Nickie Hennevelt- Volunteer Development and Coordination

 

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Laura Donefer Creating

 

 

The hot new place to be this season is located in an Historic FEC Train Depot building in the heart of the City of Lake Worth, Florida. The 14,000 square foot Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts is attracting hundreds of interested people to its brand new hot shop. With three glory holes and two furnaces they have been scheduling back-to-back classes ever since they reopened in October.

 

 

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Laura Donefer’s “Phoenix”

 

 

Throughout the summer, Founder, JB Berkow along with Anita Holmes, Executive Director and Rick Eggert, Creative Director have worked hard to design an impressive line up of programming for the upcoming season.  They have four outstanding, world renowned Visiting Glass Artists coming to the center in 2016. These events will be three-day affairs. Thursday nights will be a private sit-down-dinner party where the artist will talk about their processes and inspirations. Friday nights will be a gallery opening centering around the visiting artist’s works and featuring two dimensional works by local artists.

 

 

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“Grande Basket” by Laura Donefer

 

 

Finally, Saturday will be an afternoon demonstration by the visiting artist. Never before has there been this type of opportunity for Palm Beach County residents to meet and greet four of the top glass artists in the world and have the rare chance to learn about their processes, inspirations and actually see them creating. Visit the Center’s website to view the details and to register and pay for the Thursday and Friday night events.

 

 

 

 

The first of these events will coincide with the Lake Worth Art Synergy Event, which the Benzaiten Center is hosting for the second year in a row. Last year they had 32 local artists and organizations taking part in a mini-art-fair within the empty 5,000 square foot space of the building that will eventually house their fine art metal foundry. This year the highlight and kick-off to the event will be world-renowned glass artist, Laura Donefer, conducting a glass-blowing demo from 4pm to 6pm on Saturday, January 23. After that, will be an Art Synergy Awards Ceremony. Festivities will continue until 8pm with live music, light nibbles, wine and beer and is open to the public free of charge.

 

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Glass artist, Laura Donefer

 

 

They also have a stimulating series of lectures every first Tuesday of the month from 6pm – 8pm. Every second Wednesday of the month they hold a Hump of the Hump Happy Hour from 5:30pm – 7:30pm in the evening featuring a glass blowing demo, wine, beer, and live entertainment. There are several fundraisers planned for the 2016 season including their signature event, ‘Glasstronomique,’ a ‘Casablanca Casino Night,’ and a cocktail party in the home of a major glass collector. They will also hold a community ‘Summer Solstice’ party in June. Again, check  website for dates, times and registration details.

 

 

 

For more information about

Art Synergy 2016 please visit:

 

 

Art Synergy PBC
Email: artsynergypbc@gmail.com
Web: www.artsynergypbc.com
http://artsynergypbc.blogspot.com/

For more information about McMow Art Glass:

www.mcmow.com

For more information about Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts:

www.benzaitencenter.org

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Art Synergy 3rd Annual Palm Beach Art Exhibition At ArtPalmBeach 2016 Announces Call For Entries

Art Synergy’s Palm Beach Art Exhibit at ArtPalmBeach opens on January 20, 2016 and continues through January 24, 2016 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. ArtSynergy 2016 is a juried exhibition and sale of exceptional work created by professional artists of Palm Beach County at the 19th Anniversary of ArtPalmBeach Fair 2016. This prestigious showcase is held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center and is dedicated to providing a rich visual arts experience for collectors and art enthusiasts from Europe, Asia, and North and South America.  ART SYNERGY will be presenting a selection of the best contemporary artists’ work to this international stage and offer representation, access to collectors, dealers, and gallerists, plus a dedicated staff.  The Rickie Report shares this CALL FOR ENTRIES. 

 

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Art Synergy 3rd Annual Palm Beach Art Exhibition at ArtPalmBeach 2016

Deadline For Entries: December 1, 2015

APPLICATION:

http://www.callforentry.org

ART SYNERGY is a countywide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of our vibrant arts community.

 

Event Dates: 1/20/16 – 1/24/16

 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Media
Images – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Audio – Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Video – Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Total Media – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 9

Entry Fee (Art Synergy 3rd Annual Palm Beach Art Exhibition): $30.00

All artists wishing to participate are required to submit an application to the jury and must apply online.

The non-refundable fee for the online application is $30,
ArtSynergy 2016 Exhibition Deadline is December 1, 2015. 

SHOW LOCATION
ArtPalmBeach
Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

SHOW SCHEDULE
January 19, 2015 | 12 – 3 PM Drop off work,
January 20-24-Exhibition Dates,
January 24, 2015 | 5 – 6 PM –Pick up work.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES
Art Synergy 2016 Exhibition is open to all Professional Artists who reside and work in Palm Beach County. All work to be exhibited must be well conceived, expertly executed, and arrive ready to hang.
If you need a pedestal or monitor YOU MUST PROVIDE IT. All work should reflect the individuality of the artist.

CATEGORIES
2D, 3D, and Video/Film

ENTRY RULES
The images submitted must fully reflect the work to be exhibited in the booth. An artist who works in more than one media category, must submit an application in each category. If one application is accepted, only work in that category may be exhibited.
Work that represents a variety of styles within the same media can be submitted on one application – provided that the images reflect the same proportion of work as will be presented in the booth.

IMAGES
Each applicant must submit a min. (1), or max. (3) images of the work to be shown for consideration by the jury.
File format: JPEG only
File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
File size: 5 MB maximum
Artists are encouraged to update their portfolio with new images and consider improving the quality of previously submitted images to meet these specifications.

JURY DECISIONS
Jurors’ selections are based on the level of technical skill, quality of workmanship, and originality of design as represented in the images submitted.
Only the (3) images seen in the application can represent the work to be selected in our booth.
Jurors: Debby-Coles Dobay, Richard Beau-Lieu, Jane Harris

Notification of the jury’s decision for the 2016 show will be posted online at ArtSynergyPBC.com on or before December 26, 2015.
A contract and other forms will be sent to those accepted into the 2016 show.
You must provide a Certified Certificate of Authenticity for each work accepted.
Please double check to make sure you have entered an up-to-date email address on your application.

ABOUT ARTSYNERGY:

 

In early 2013 with the help (and at the urging of) Frank Basta Jr., Nationally known artist/activist, Craig McInnis and Rolando Barrero (local artists and activists themselves) created a THINK TANK. Dedicated to finding solutions instead of dwelling on problems, the THINK TANK was a forum for local artists of all kinds to come together and discuss ideas to help the local scene grow.

 

 

 

The first initiative that Rolando,Craig and Freddy Hennevelt wanted to tackle was a program of events to coincide with ArtPalmBeach; in hopes that the local scene could benefit from the popular art event much like Miami has benefitted from Art Basel. Soon it was named ART SYNERGY and took shape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ART SYNERGY’s future goals include events that will happen periodically throughout the year, the addition of more participating art districts, and initiatives that help unify the many diverse art entities, and talented artists that Palm Beach County has to offer. With the help of local CRAs / Public Arts Departments / the DDA in WPB and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach county (to name a few), ART SYNERGY has only one place to go… onward and upward.

 

 

 

ART SYNERGY is a countywide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of our vibrant arts community.

artsynergypbc@gmail.com
Web:
www.artsynergypbc.com
Blog:
http://artsynergypbc.blogspot.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