Elayna Toby’s “Art That Moves” : Imaginative Mobiles For Your Home And Garden and Wearable Kinetic Adornments

Artist Elayna Toby sees an interconnectedness of nature and human-made items that most of us miss. She started as a jeweler in the late 1980’s and has been creating mobiles since the mid 1990’s and incorporating “found objects” since 2003. She has had commissioned works and exhibitions throughout Palm Beach County over the past seven years. Her true joy is transforming ordinary objects into the extraordinary.  Elayna Toby’s re-imagining and re-purposing  brings us decorative kinetic mobile for the home and garden plus wearable sculpture! Her moving sculptures stir, sway and twirl outdoors in the wind – and indoors by the breeze of a fan or vent.  Feel the freedom of the movement! The Rickie Report shares Elayna Toby’s journey to bring us “Art That Moves” just in time for the holidays. Here are some sneak peeks and the story of her journey.

 

 

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ART THAT MOVES

An Introduction:

” Mobiles, Kinetic-Connections,” 

and

“RePurposing”

 

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Elayna Toby

 

Elayna Toby Singer shares, “I am drawn to materials that come from the earth and to forms transformed through encounters with the elements. Presented in new contexts, each object’s intrinsic beauty is revealed. Balance and movement stir from the center connecting with our emotional, physical and spiritual core. Linking one object to the next, both physically and visually, awareness moves between root and crown. The space between reminds us to breathe. With each twirl and sound, energy shifts, spirit awakens, transformation occurs”.

 

 

Over a year ago, as the City of Boynton Beach prepared for the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, Elayna Toby’s vision for transforming an old kapok tree into a kinetic sculpture was percolating. For three days only, February 6-8, 2015, the tree was transformed into living kinetic art with 16-foot long, twirling strands bedecking its grand limbs.  This magical community art project was honored with the “People’s Choice Award,” selected by thousands of attendees who voted on 14 outdoor showcased kinetic sculptures by artists from around the world.

 

 

Click here to Watch the Video

“Kinetic-Connections” at the kapok tree video

 

 

 

 

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“Kinetic-Connections” at the kapok tree 

 

Elayna Toby conceived of “Kinetic Connections” as a way to encourage everyone to tap their inner artist, re-imagine everyday objects as art, and to join in on the transformative project. She held community workshops; provided County-wide drop boxes for contributed items; and ultimately combined the items with her own pieces to craft the thousands of objects into the kinetic strands.

Selected from more than 100 International entries, “Kinetic-Connections” was featured as one of 25 Kinetic Projects in CODA magazine, being. The creative up-cycling, community art project Kinetic-Connections is still making an impact in the art world.

CODAmagazine Featuring “Kinetic-Connections”

Click Here For Article

 

 

 

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Elayna Toby “Re-Imagining” in her studio

“Re-Imagination Series”

 

The artist tells The Rickie Report, “During the Kinetic Art Symposium half of the 16 foot long strands were sold right off the tree. To celebrate “the season of light” and forthcoming New Year, the remaining strands from the kapok tree are being “Re-Imagined” into 4 foot strands with more embellishments, including additional mirrors which delightfully reflect and bounce the light. These new mobiles are now available in my online shop to add twirling happiness to one’s home or garden”. 

 

Click Here To See “Re-Imaginations”

 

 

 

 

“Excessories”

 

Recently inspired by a friend wondering what to do with the remaining “onesie” earrings after its match is lost or broken, Elayna Toby created “Excessories”, which invited the public to contribute their excess accessory pieces towards the original project. A percent of proceeds will benefit the development of the local fashion district in Palm Beach County.

 

 

 

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Elayna Toby continued her tradition of collecting “stories of stuff,” which provided a rich narrative for the individual pieces, and for the sculpture composition as a whole. She tells us, ” A tape measure from noted Worth Avenue designer Alfred Fiadace; a lapel pin in the shape of a submarine donated from the wife of a man who retired from the Navy – the stories are moving, whimsical and meaningful.

 

 

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Note the “onesie” earring which is now part of  “Excessories” 

 

 

Nearly 200 re-imagined pieces were combined into a rich composition of colors, textures and sounds. The individual “excessories” themselves include pieces by Roberto Cavalli and Versace, vintage couture, tools of the trade (spools, tape measures) and more. The results is a kinetic wall sculpture; a visual tapestry woven with the histories behind each piece.

 

 

 

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Sample excess accessories before they were re-imagined into “Excessories”

 

To See More “Excessories” Click here

 

 

Personalized Adornments:

 

Elayna Toby began as a jewelry designer, fashioning her first kinetic piece as earrings. Her “aha” mobile moment happened when she was working at a botanical garden. Inspired by Mother Nature’s exquisite beauty, Elayna Toby collected fallen seeds and branches which she combined with beads to create her earliest kinetic works.  The journey continues today with her mobile kinetic earrings that express her passion for repurposing and creative reuse.

 

 

Elayna Toby uses only “cold connections” – no welding or soldering. She combines wrapping and knotting techniques, swivels and metal links, to connect one object to another.  Re-imagined and re-purposed everyday objects are combined to extraordinary effect.  All of her moving sculpture and kinetic jewelry are one-of-a-kind.

 

 

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“Wash & Wear Series”

Mobile, Kinetic Earrings

 

 

“The “Wash & Wear” series features found washers I’ve collected, cleaned and cleverly re-imagined. Given that washers hold things together, stability and connection will come to all who adorn themselves with these wearable kinetic sculptures”.

 

 

See more kinetic Earrings Here

 

 

 

Necklaces, Bracelets, Earrings, Oh My! 

To see more bracelets Click here

 

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Bracelet: Vintage Belt Buckle, Glass Beads, Naturally Oxidized Copper Wire,

Earrings: Glass Beads, Brass Earwire

The natural properties and symbolism associated with each piece’s beads and metals infuses every Elayna Toby creation.  For the bracelet set above, flexibility and strength, clarity and grounding properties ignite to alchemical effect.

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Bracelet and Earrings: Turquoise, Wire

 

 

 

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“Pursue Your Dreams” “Bee Happy” and “Can You Dig It?”

 

 

Mobiles, Kinetic Art

For The Home And Garden

 

 

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“Mightily” From Elayna Toby’s “Twirlin series”

 

To See More Mobiles and Kinetic Art Click here

 

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“UNWound”

Recent Commissioned Piece by Elayna Toby

 

Take “unique” and “original” to a whole new level!

Commission Elayna Toby to create jewelry or a mobile especially for you or someone you love.

 

 

 

Click here to learn more

 

 

 

To Shop, or get more information about Elayna Toby’s creations, please visit:

 

www.elaynatobyart.com/shop

Email Elayna Toby

www.elaynatobyart.com/kinetic-connections

www.facebook.com/elaynatobyart

 Instagram   @elaynatobyart

 

Or email Elayna Toby elayna@elaynatobyart.com

Exhibitions and Press

“International Kinetic Art Exhibition & Symposium” Boynton Beach, FL – Winter 2015; ARTPalmBeach, West Palm Beach, FL – Winter 2015; OSGS Gallery, Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, FL – Fall 2015; American International Fine Art Fair, West Palm Beach, FL – Winter 2014; “No Boundaries” Palm Beach State College Eissey Campus, Palm Beach Gardens, FL – Fall 2013; “International Kinetic Art Exhibition & Symposium” Boynton Beach, FL – Spring 2013; “Fashion ARTillery” Armory Art Center West Palm Beach, FL – Spring 2013; “Anatomy of Spirit” Studio 1608 West Palm Beach, FL – Winter 2012; Inspired  West Palm Beach,  FL – Winter  2012; “Evergreen” Gallery 110 East  Delray Beach, FL – Spring 2011; 35th Annual Red Cross Designer Show House  West Palm Beach, FL – Winter 2011 “Candlelier” shown hanging from the pergola as part of Terrace installation by Veronica Volani-Inza of Smith and Moore Architects, Inc.; “New*Art” Armory Art Center  West Palm Beach, FL – Fall 2010; “Midtown Urban Arts Show” Midtown Commerce Center  Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Fall 2010;  “Ecology Art at the Gardens” Ann Norton Sculpture Garden  West Palm Beach, FL – Spring 2010; 34th Annual Red Cross Designer Show House  West Palm Beach, FL – Winter 2010 “Inner Flame” shown as part of Eco-Lounge installation by Veronica Volani-Inza of Smith and Moore Architects, Inc.; “Right Here, Right Now” Studio 1608  West Palm Beach, FL – Spring 2010; “VISIONS+” Studio 1608  West Palm Beach, FL – Fall 2009; “Shades of Green” Meyerhoefer Gallery  Lake Worth, FL – Summer 2008.

 

Follow links for Elayna Toby news….

Kinetic-Connections, WPTV, February 2015; Kinetic-Connections, Extra Step, February 2015; Kinetic-Connections, Boca Magazine – Backstage Pass, page 154 – February 2015; Kinetic-Connections, Boynton Beach Forum – On The Spot, page 8 – February 2015; Kinetic-Connections, Palm Beach Arts Paper, February 2015; Kinetic-Connections, Boca Magazine – Moving Sculptures, February 2015; Kinetic-Connections, The Coastal Star, February 2015; Kinetic-Connections, Sun-Sentinel, January 2015; Kinetic-Connections, The Palm Beacher, December 2014; Kinetic-Connections, WPTV, November 2014; Kinetic-Connections, Boynton Beach Forum, page 5 – November 2014; Kinetic-Connections, Palm Beach Post, November 2014; Kinetic-Connections, Palm Beach Gardens & Jupiter Florida Weekly, Nov. 2014; Kinetic-Connections, Sun Sentinel, October 2014; No Boundaries, Palm Beach Arts, October 2013; Bob Villa Highlights Elayna Toby Art, 2013; Traditional Home Magazine, March 2012; American Red Cross Designer Showcase, Palm Beach Daily News 2011; “Ecological Aesthetic” Palm Beach Daily News – 5/10/10;  Visions+ Studio 1608, Examiner.com 12/2/09;  Visions+ Studio 1608, Palm Beach Arts Paper – 11/27/09;  Natural Object Mobile Workshop in Merida, Mexico – 8/2/09;  Shades of Green, Meyerhoefer Gallery – 7/26/08.

 

 

 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

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Steve Blackwood, Internationally Acclaimed Sculptor, In Three Simultaneous Exhibits in Palm Beach County

Steve Blackwood, an internationally known sculptor whose work resides in Museums such as the Art Institute of Chicago, Cornell Museum of Art; US government collections and private collections world-wide is having a very busy year. Currently, until October 18, ten of his pieces are on display in the “Reimagined” exhibit at The Cornell Museum of Art in Delray Beach, FL. Five new medium and large scale works will debut at The Palm Beach Cultural Council in Lake Worth, FL September 11 through November 2015. Steve is also preparing a 10’ tall outdoor sculpture for the City of Boynton Beach. This piece, entitled, “Seed,” will be unveiled September 25 as part of the “Avenue of the Arts”.  Caren Hackman spoke with Steve and wrote this report for us to share with you.

 

 

 

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Steve Blackwood will be showing his sculptures in three simultaneous exhibits located in Palm Beach County:

 

“Reimagined”

Exhibiting through Sunday, Oct. 18th

Cornell Museum of Art

51 N. Swinton Ave.,   Delray Beach

Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; closed major holidays

Cost: $5 suggested donation

Info: 561-243-7922 or delraycenterforthearts.org

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The Cornell Museum of Art has extended its show, which features avant-garde art by 16 artists who employ unusual materials, including recyclables, and innovative methods.

 

 

 

The Museum also will host First Friday Art Walk

 October 2, from 6-9 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Caren Hackman shares,  “I was intrigued by Steve’s work at the Cornell Museum and thrilled when The Rickie Report approached me about interviewing Steve. I wanted to know all about his process”.

 

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                                   “Poppy” by Steve Blackwood

 

Among the artists on display at “Reimagined” are Palm Beach County-based Steve Blackwood. He frequently combines wood, steel, neon and fiberglass. By joining the individual elements to create new objects, he gives them renewed life.

 

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Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

“Made in Delray Beach”

September 11 through October 31

Free and open to the public:

Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
The Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building

601 Lake Avenue | Lake Worth, FL 33460

PH: 561-471-2901      FX: 561-687-9484
info@palmbeachculture.com

 

 

 

Before The Cultural Council Show

 Steve Blackwood with Sculpture Before The Cultural Council Show

 

 

For many of his smaller pieces, Steve works with found objects. For the smaller pieces, he experiments with position and relationships until the assemblages look just right. The larger pieces are planned more carefully because of the time and cost involved with experimenting. Many sketches are begun in photoshop which allows him to simulate how parts will come together. When needed, Steve uses Ebay and Etsy to get parts for some projects. When the items in his imagination cannot be found, he calls upon other artists and craftspersons to fabricate items.

 

 

 

 

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        “Inertia: Inertia Velocity Machine” by Steve Blackwood

 

 

For the clock he will exhibit at the Palm Beach County Cultural Council show Steve wanted wrought iron legs, like those he had seen on an artist friend’s work who has a foundry. Steve asked to have some fabricated for his clock.

 

 

"Seed" Drawing by Steve Blackwood

                         “Seed” Drawing by Steve Blackwood

 

 

 

A large piece that is at the Cornell has “rocket legs.” Those started as  cardboard cutouts, then were cut from plywood with steel banding added. Blackwood’s pieces are made to look like they have “always existed.” That means that the newer fabricated pieces are distressed and patinated to give them their timeless appearance.

 

 

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                                   Blackwood,Marcusa, Matt

 

Steve’s studio is occasionally filled with more materials one can possibly imagine. One piece in the Cornell, “Inertial Velocity Machine”, sprang from an ultimatum Steve’s wife gave him. She asked that he acquire no more “stuff” until he used some of the parts that he had already on hand in the studio. The playful “Velocity Machine” has working headlights (which did eventually have to be purchased). On occasion Steve allows Museum visitors to play with the works of art.

 

 

 

 

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                                   Sculpture by Steve Blackwood

 

 

 

 

Steve holds a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago as well as AAS degrees in Advertising, Design and Marketing and has taught at the college level.  Steve simultaneously developed his sculpture and design careers over the course of 25 years. As an art director, his clients include Playboy, Smithsonian, Time-Life, NY City Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Mastercard and VISA.

 

 

Avenue Of The Arts

Boynton Beach, FL

 

 

Opens September 23, 2015

 

Artists Reception

Friday, September 25, 2013

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Civic Center

128 East Ocean Avenue    Boynton Beach, FL

 

Contact Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Art Administrator, at 561-742-6026 for more details.

www.boynton-beach.org

 

 

 

The Avenue of the Arts installation will begin September 23, 2013. Twelve new artworks, by eight artists, will be installed along the streets in Boynton Beach’s Civic/Cultural District. This is the seventh year for the Avenue of the Arts “on loan program”. Local, and national artists, submitted their artwork for the Arts Commission to select, and site, for the year-long outdoor exhibit.

 

 

 

 

An Avenue of the Art Artists Reception is planned for Friday, September 27, 2013, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at The Little House, 480 East Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach. Hors d’ Oeuvres, and drink specials, are provided while officials, art patrons and the public can mingle with the Avenue of the Arts artists to learn more about their artwork. Special eco-friendly electric vehicles, provided by iJoyRides.com, will transport people to tour the Avenue of the Arts. The Avenue of the Arts is a easy walkable tour from The Little House location. Please contact Debby Coles-Dobay for information and reservations.

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      “Seed” Placement in Boynton Beach Avenue Of The Arts

 

As a sculptor, Steve has shown in New York, Chicago, Washington DC, and currently throughout Palm Beach County where he resides and owns a Gallery and Studio.  He is a master of materials, often combining wood, steel, neon and fiberglass.

 

 

 

 

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                Steve Blackwood At Milagro Center

 

 

Steve is the Director of the Arts Fusion Foundation. Sculpture, painting, glass fusing, pottery, dance and music are integrated into elementary at-risk youth programs. This outreach program involves artists of Artists Alley in Delray Beach, as an extension of the foundation’s overall impact agenda. More information can be found at Artsfusionfoundation.org. Artists from Artists Alley in Delray Beach have been involved with teaching at the Milagro center as part of this program. Steve can currently be seen in television commercials for the Milagro Center and an article will be coming out in the Sun Sentinel for his volunteer efforts with the Center.  Steve teaches sculpture, Bob Schmidt teaches glass, and Susan Romaine teaches painting.

 

Susan Romaine at Milagro Center

                   Susan Romaine at Milagro Center

 

 

Steve tells us, “Ongoing neuro-stimulation is key in development. Providing multiple streams of input is a power boost of learning excitement. The “fusion” of elements provides new ways for young people to look at their world; the ability to transform and create new paths for their future; a source of inspiration which gives them a strong sense of self and their ability to create change in their world”.

 

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Steve was the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Heritage Foundation from 1994 to 1999; and is currently a board member of the Public Art Advisory Board in Delray Beach, FL. He has 5 daughters and one son who all share his interest and excitement in the arts as actors, musicians, painters and sculptors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Steve Blackwood please visit:

 

http://www.steveblackwoodstudio.com

delrayartist@yahoo.com

His work is represented by Cacace Fine Art in Artists Alley, Delray Beach. Studios are located in Delray Beach and Boca Raton, FL.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

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Janet Gold’s SOLO Exhibit “Cages and Collages” Features Vintage Collage and Mixed Media Assemblage

Janet Gold’s SOLO Exhibit, ”Cages and Collages” at Art Gallery 21 opens Friday night February 13th with a pre-Valentines celebration from 7pm to 9pm.  Working with collage for its limitless possibilities, Janet created and curated a cohesive show of her recent work.  She has worked in South Florida for over thirty years, in addition to a thirty-five year teaching career. Janet’s artwork has been shown nationally and internationally in museums, galleries, Hollywood movies, and behind people’s couches. Calling herself a “book killer” intrigues the viewer, but we see her as an “up-cycler” and “recycler” with artistic vision. The Rickie Report is pleased to share a sneak peek and invite the public to this free event!  There will be an Encore Art Social on Friday, February 27th.

 

 

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Invites The Public to a Free Art Event

“Cages & Collages” by Janet Gold

Opening Reception:

Friday, February 13th   7 – 9 pm

Encore Art Social:

Friday, February 27th  7 – 9 pm

Meet the Artist!  See the Art!

Exhibit runs through March 6th

600 NE 21st Court      Wilton Manors, FL 33305

954.661.4740

 

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Janet Gold is an artist who has been working in South Florida for over thirty years, in addition to a thirty-five year teaching career. Her artwork has been shown nationally and internationally in museums, galleries, Hollywood movies and behind people’s couches”.

 

"Anatomy of a Collage" by Janet Gold

“Anatomy of a Collage” by Janet Gold

 

Janet Gold tells The Rickie Report, ” This is Confessions of a Bookkiller… For this exhibit, I have created and curated a cohesive show of my recent work. I work with collage for its limitless possibilities. I search for vintage papers combing old bookstores, antique stores, flea markets, and the inimitable and irreplaceable EBay for my materials. I work with old books, book covers, and papers combining them with string, text, calligraphy, thread, paper, paper dolls, fabrics, vitreous and detritus and an occasional rusty bottle cap and/or found object. Things bought and things found. The collages are then assemblages of paper history built with old books as their base, ledgers from the 1800’s, mixed with text and wallpaper from the 1930’s, and fabric from men’s silk shirts from the 1980’s”.

 

 

"Mixed Message" by Janet Gold

“Mixed Message” by Janet Gold

 

“The birdcages are the newest path in my evolution from 2-D to 3-D work. They are spontaneous, creative, and decidedly quirky. The birdcages show up at my studio, and then there is a period of pure unadulterated creativity, from beginning to end. Collecting paper, cutting, sewing, weights and counterweights, design, placement, and balancing, all orchestrated into a final product, which is always a surprise, even to me. Come see the show. Come see all of the old books and birdcages that have been rescued”.

 

 

"Enigma" by Janet Gold

“Enigma” by Janet Gold

 

Janet’s accomplishments are widespread. She received an MFA from Miami International University of Art and Design in addition to an M.Ed from Florida Atlantic University. A Signature member of the National Collage Society and honored Faculty of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, her work has been widely exhibited. New Times has referred to Janet as “Best Visual Artist and Best Art Event”. 

 

 

"Rothko Series Green" by Janet Gold

“Rothko Series Green” by Janet Gold

 

 

Janet’s art affiliations include: 2+3 Artist Organization; National Association of Woman Artists/NYC/FL; Women in the Visual Arts; National Collage Association/signature member and American Creativity Association.

 

 

"Childsplay" by Janet Gold

“Childsplay” by Janet Gold

 

Janet’s artistry has been seen in many publications, including:  Inside Llewyn Davis/ Film; Best of Florida Artists; Best of Photography; Miami Magazine; Broward County Cultural Quarterly, Rag Magazine,  2013/14 National Collage Society Calendar, Florida League of Cities, 2009 New Times/Best Visual Artist/ Best Art Event, 2008 Cultural Quarterly/Fellowship profile, 2006 Best of Florida/Fairchild Books, 2004 Miami Magazine/Front cover, Contemporary Color, Theory and Use/Steve Bleischer, 2003 College Art Association Bulletin/Front cover, College Art Association/Article Illustration, 2002 Best of Photography Annual, 2001 ‘Cooking Disabled Dinner Party’/One Act Play, 1999 Cultural Quarterly/Fellowship profile and 1980-1990 Rag Magazine/writer,photographer.

 

"Landscape of My Mind" by Janet Gold

“Landscape of My Mind” by Janet Gold

 

Her artwork is also in many private and corporate collections, including: Time Inc, Lauryn Hill, Chevron USA, Elaine Baker, Bloomingdales, Radisson Hotel, Wolf Kahn, David Schluss, Jackson Browne, Francie Bishop Good, Boca Museum of Art, Lauryn Hill, Bruce Helander and the Coral Springs Museum.

 

 

"Animal Attraction" by Janet Gold

“Animal Attraction” by Janet Gold

 

For more information about Janet’s artwork please contact:  janetegold@aol.com

(H) 954-753-4608 (C) 954-465-3033

or visit: www.janetgold.com

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Janet Gold
10253 Vestal Court
Coral Springs, FL 33071
(954) 753-4608
(954) 975-5609 Fax

Wanee Festival 2014 (Allman Brothers Band), Florida Arts Association and Northwood Village Art Walk Feature Jonathon Ortiz Smykla’s Art

What do the acclaimed Wanee Festival 2014, Allman Brothers Band, Florida Arts Association, Boynton Beach Art District and Northwood Village Art Walk all have in common?  The artwork of Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla!  Otherwise recognized as a gallery owner of OSGS in Northwood,  Jonathon’s own artwork will be featured in three separate venues this month.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details here in chronological order.

 

 

 

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Artist

 

 Wanee, 2014 

 

Wanee 2014 Festival T-Shirt Designed by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

Wanee 2014 Festival T-Shirt Designed by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

 

The Wanee Festival is hosted by the Allman Brothers Band and is celebrating it’s 10th Year! The Wanee festival includes a long list of nationally touring musicians in many genres of music, many who owe credit to the Allman Brothers for paving the way.  The future of Wanee remains cloudy due to the Allman Brothers finally calling it quits after 2014.  This comes after a successful 45 year run filled with some of the greatest rock improvisation the world has every known.  

 

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Jonathon tells The Rickie Report, “I’m honored to be a part of this historical time for the Allman Brothers and to be leaving my own personal mark on this event.  It’s also a great honor to have been chosen two years in a row as the designer for the festival t-shirt. It will be sold at the festival in a limited edition fashion”.

 

Visit the Wanee website for the lineup and information: http://www.waneefestival.com/

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 April 12th Flyer

 

 

The Northwood Art Walk – April 12th, starts at 6pm. This is a FREE Event and easy sign-up at www.NorthwoodArtWalk.com.    Highlights include Lot 23 introduction and a look into their brand new Studio space on Northwood Rd.

 

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To satisfy thirst and hunger The Art Walk is featuring Table 427. **20% off your entire bill if you reserve for a party of 6 or more by mentioning you are on the Art Walk tour, for dinner that same evening.  Table 427 will have live entertainment and will be serving the finest International Cuisine by Chef Roberto who is widely recognized for his cooking skills.

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Jonathan Ortiz Solo Exhibition

 

Florida Arts Association

Presents    “Local Spotlights”

The Artwork of Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Urban Scrawl”

 

Public Reception

Thursday, April 17th

7-10 pm

 

Activista Artista Gallery

 

 

422 W.Industrial Avenue        Boynton Beach,FL

(located just West of I-95 as you exit the Boynton Beach Blvd. Exit off of I-95.  Take your first right onto West Industrial Ave.)

 

 

 

“Local Spotlights,” created by Rolando Chang Barrero, is a program of Florida Arts Association (not-for-profit organization) to facilitate Florida Artists in all disciplines a venue to showcase their talent and creativity.

 
"$$$" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“$$$” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

“Urban Scrawl “,  a SOLO  exhibition, featuring paintings and small work collage/assemblage pieces by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla at the Boynton Beach Arts District’s ActivistArtistA Gallery.

"Dinner Hype" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Dinner Hype” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

“Urban Scrawl” will represent abstract paintings created through layers of texture, color and spatial relationships.  The newest works on exhibit have been created through assemblage that relate to pop culture, history and the vernacular language of both rural and urban cultures.
Mixed Media on Canvas by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

Mixed Media on Canvas by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

Jonathon explains, “The paintings span 4 years and are mostly abstract with awareness to layers of texture and color.  The $$$ piece was a bit more of a turning point from the abstract work as I began to focus on more pop art and cultural based work, as seen with my 2014 small works collage series.  I hope that the exhibit at ActivistaArtistA Gallery/Studio will be seen as a range of work that has grown with my experimental pursuits.  By experimental I mean that the mixture of mediums I work with does not pinpoint to just one technique or style at this stage of my creativity.  As a relatively new, full-time artist I’m still learning a lot from the art world in general.”

 

"Love, It's What's For Dinner" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Love, It’s What’s For Dinner” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

 

” My education was not art history based, nor was it through an Art school.  My path led through the School of Architecture, Design and Construction at Auburn University where I gained my Masters in Landscape Architecture, which is where my professional work developed over the past 13 years.  Only as of recent has my true passion for art resurfaced and provided me the excitement to pursue many more artistic endeavors.  It’s a true delight to be awarded opportunities to grow as an artist and to gain exposure for work that I have such passion for”, he goes on to share.

"The Skin U R In" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“The Skin U R In” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

For more information about this exhibit, please contact ActivistArtistA Gallery/Studio located at  422 West Industrial Ave. in Boynton Beach, FL 33426  or call  (786)521-1199  Rolando Chang Barrero  rolandobarrero@me.com    or visit www.activistartista.blogspot.com 

 

 

 

 

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"Ozone" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Ozone” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

To get a broad view of Jonathon’s art in general, please visit www.LuckyBandanaDesign.com.  There you will find a range of work from paintings to graphic design to rock posters to photography.  For more information contact Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla    OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio   p: 561-833-2223    e: OSGSart@hotmail.com    www.OSGSart.com    Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

 

 

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Artists of Palm Beach County Announces Free Salon, Monthly Meeting and Opportunity to Exhibit at Art on Park

The Artists of Palm Beach County are offering three opportunities to artists and art lovers in the area.  On Saturday, March 8th, everyone is invited to a Free Salon/Discussion Forum.  On March 10th, Debbie Mostel will host the monthly sharing meeting.  These are both perfect opportunities to network, meet artists and gain a better understanding of the creative process.  In addition, there is a Call to Artists for an upcoming exhibit. The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

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Art on Park

800 Park Avenue

Lake Park, FL 33403

 

 561-345-2842

 

 

 

Free Salon

 

Saturday, March 8    2-4 pm

 

 Afternoon Salon/Discussion Forum

 

 

On Saturday, March 8,  2014 from  2 pm until 4 pm The Artists of Palm Beach County will present an interesting and informative afternoon program.  Three of our member artists in the current exhibit entitled “PARTNERS” will discuss their works. The artists who will make up the panel will be Maxine Schreiber, Norman Berman and Debby Mostel.   

 

 

Maxine Schreiber

Maxine Schreiber

 

 

These artists represent divergent styles and media. Maxine Schreiber’s style is representational,  fundamentally landscape images.  Norman Berman’s watercolors and gouache are detailed abstractions and Debbie Mostel’s works are surrealistic assemblages. Each are strikingly different, yet there are consistencies among them they have in common.

 

 

 

Norman Berman

Norman Berman

 

 

 They will each discuss their creative background and training and then they will interact with one another.  There will then be a question and answer period from members of the audience. 

Admission is free but seating will be limited.

 Please RSVP : 561-345-2842

 

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Artist Debbie Mostel hosts

Artists of Palm Beach County Monthly Meeting

Monday, March 10th

7 – 9 pm

6520 East Point Pines    Palm Beach Gardens,FL

Mark your calendar! Each month the Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC), a coalition of professional artists meets for an evening of sharing and inspiration.  On Monday, March 10, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. world-renowned jewelry designer, sculptor, painter, and APBC member Debbie Mostel will be hosting the monthly event at her studio, 6520 East Point Pines Street, Palm Beach Gardens.
Debbie Lee Mostel

Debbie Lee Mostel

Debbie’s education in art spans the globe. Her high-end sterling and glass fashion jewelry were sold in famous venues such as Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Nordstrom. They were also featured in publications such as the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, and Harpers Bazaar.  Debbie currently incorporates castings of her jewelry elements into her paintings. Most of her work is half painted and half collaged with not just jewelry, but also many other found objects that contain special meaning to the artist.
Debbie Mostel

Debbie Mostel

After seeing Debbie’s work, well-known painter and gallery owner Jo Anne Berkow said “I immediately decided that I wanted to rep her in my gallery. To date her work has caused a lot of excitement. It is fresh, unique and makes a strong statement about the world we live in and the environment.”
Debbie Mostel

Debbie Mostel

Admission is free for members of APBC, but the general public is invited to attend the event for a $5.00 admission fee.  Payment will be collected at the door and will be applied towards the membership fee, if one wishes to join at the meeting.  Artists are encouraged to bring a work of art for sharing/critique as well as refreshments to share with the group.  If you can’t make it to the event, you can see Debbie’s artwork on her website www.debbieleemostel.com.
Debbie Mostel

Debbie Mostel

Directions:  I-95 to Donald Ross Rd west one mile to the entrance of East Point on the left.  State you are with Artists of PBC and show your drivers license at the guest gate.   At the first stop sign, turn left at East Point Pines St.  Debbie’s studio/home is about 1/2 mile on the right at the balloon.

 

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SPRING 2014 EXHIBIT

 

An exhibition of 2D and 3D works

 

 

At Art On Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue     Lake Park, FL

 

 

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINES:

 

Entries will be accepted through midnight (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014.

PLEASE NOTE:  IF you are not yet a member of APBC, you can join and enter!

All entrants are scheduled to be notified by email on or before Friday, March 28th, 2014.

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS OF
ARTISTS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY
Please Read the information below, then:
Fee Payments / Entry Forms:
CLICK TO PAY THE $10 MEMBER ENTRY FEE USING PAYPAL
Members can always access exhibition entry forms from the MEMBERS ONLY PAGE of the APBC Web Site.

By submitting work to this exhibition, you agree to be bound by our terms.
To read those terms, CLICK HERE

 

Event Dates:
Tuesday April 1st, 2014 Through Friday June 27th, 2014
12 PM TO 6 PM

Opening Reception:

Thursday, Apr 10th, 5:00 pm 8:00 PM

Art on Park

800 Park Avenue
Lake Park, FL 33403

Phone: 561-345-2842
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  • CALL TO ARTISTS submission deadline: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
  • submission to be sent in electronically (JPEG format only no larger than 1MB)
  • Submit Entries at: www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org
  • open to all members of APBC.
  • you may join or renew at: www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org
  • non-refundable entry fee: $10 for up to 3 pieces
  • maximum Size: 40″ wide x 60″ high
  • Accepted Artists will be asked to sign up to help cover the Gallery
  • entry deadline: Tuesday, March 25 (12:00 midnight)
  • Notification to artists by March 28, 2014
  • Juried by the Gallery Management Committee
  • hand delivery of artworks on Saturday, March 29, and Monday, March 31, 2014 12:00 noon ─ 5:00 pm
  • Art Pickup: Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28, 2014 12:00 noon ─ 5:00 pm
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, April 10, 2014 5 ─ 8 pm

1. Artists must be current members of Artists of Palm Beach County.
NON-MEMBERS CLICK HERE for membership information and an application.
Dues must be paid for the year in which the exhibition takes place before your submission can be considered.
MEMBERS CLICK HERE IF YOU NEED TO RENEW YOUR DUES
2. No late entries accepted.
3. Original ideas only – no copying of works.
4. All required entry materials must be included in your submittal.
5. Entry fees are not refundable.
6. If this is a juried exhibition, the decision of the jurors is final.

Fee Payments / Entry Forms:
CLICK TO PAY THE $10 MEMBER ENTRY FEE USING PAYPAL

Members can always access exhibition entry forms from the
MEMBERS ONLY PAGE
of the APBC Web Site.

By submitting work to this exhibition, you agree to be bound by our terms.
To read those terms, CLICK HERE

Entry fees must be paid using the PayPal link above. Images must be submitted through the on-line entry form.
General questions – E-MAIL US HERE
The exhibition committee will respond.

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“Impressions and Expressions” Exhibits Art by Nadine Meyers Saitlin and Rita F. Price

The City of Palm Beach Gardens visual arts series “GardensArt”, features “Impressions and Expressions” mixed media works by Nadine Meyers Saitlin and Rita F. Price from March 3 to April 3. The Opening reception is March 8th in the City Hall Lobby. The Rickie Report shares the information and hopes you will attend!

 

 

 

 

“IMPRESSIONS

AND

EXPRESSIONS”

A Collection of Prints, Drawings and Sculptures

By

Nadine Meyers Saitlin and Rita F. Price

 

 

Reception

March 8th   6 – 8 pm

 

City Hall

City of Palm Beach Gardens

10500 North Military Trail

 

 

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The City of Palm Beach Gardens visual arts series GardensArt, features Impressions and Expressions mixed media works by Nadine Meyers Saitlin and Rita F. Price from March 3 to April 3. The Opening reception is March 8, 6:00-8:00 pm. City Hall Lobby, 10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens and the public is welcome to attend.

 

 

Saitlin, "Portrait of Beautiful Drawing"

Saitlin, “Portrait of Beautiful Drawing”

 

 

Ms. Saitlin explores themes around “The Good Earth”. Her assemblage sculptures begin with a piece of wood, branch or twigs. These are wrapped and adorned with twine, raffia and leather and enhanced with beads and feathers.

 

 

 

Saitlin "From the Tool Box"

Saitlin, “From the Tool Box”

 

 

The sculptural pieces take on personalities that are captured in realistic detailed pencil drawings.

 

Saitlin, "Beautiful Sculpture"

Saitlin, “Beautiful Sculpture”

 

 

The enlarged drawings provoke visual exploration between object and drawing.

 

 

Price, "Coming and Going Series lll"

Price, “Coming and Going Series lll”

 

Ms. Price shares her love of image making through printmaking: etching and monotypes.

 

Price, "Earth if Bursting Forth with Life"

Price, “Earth if Bursting Forth with Life”

 

 

 

Her masterful use of these methodologies result in painterly and spontaneous artworks. Images evolve from an intense interest in nature, being drawn to organic shapes and their naturally strange formations.

 

Price, "Image"

Price, “Image”

 

Many of her prints were developed from sketches and photographs during travel, while other works are Rita’s narrative on tragic world events.

 

 

For more information about Rita F. Price’s art work, please contact price25@gmail.com  ritafprice.weebly.com

 

For more information about Nadine Meyers Saitlin’s art work, please contact saitlin@aol.com   www.saitlinportfolio.net

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