Boca Raton Branch National League Of American Pen Women Feature Watercolorist, John Bowen At November Meeting

The Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women will feature John Bowen at the November 17th Luncheon and Speaker Program. Meet John Bowen, award-winning watercolorist, illustrator, and writer. John will share the story of his military experience in Vietnam that led him to write and illustrate “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days”, which won a silver medal. John’s realistic expressionism paintings capture Florida’s landscapes, seascapes, and everyday life. His art is a best seller at Vizcaya in Miami.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up now!  Pen Women is a prime example of positive networking organization.  You can attend this event as a guest.







National League of American Pen Women




Meet Award-Winning Artist, John Bowen

Thursday, November 17, 2016
11:30 A.M.




Delray Beach Golf Club

2200 Highland Ave.  Delray Beach, FL

561/243-7385 for Directions



Meet John Bowen, award-winning watercolorist, illustrator, and writer. John will share the story of his military experience in Vietnam that led him to write and illustrate Eleven Months and Nineteen Days, which won a silver medal. John’s realistic expressionism paintings capture Florida’s landscapes, seascapes, and everyday life.









Members: $27 – Guests: $32
Gluten Free: Members $30 – Guests: $35
Checks payable to: Boca Raton Branch NLAPW

Send to: Elaine Bossik, 7722 Majestic Palm Drive Boynton Beach FL 33437


Email Elaine Bossik for more information:

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1) Chicken Francaise – Parmesan egg battered chicken breast sauteed and finished with a lemon butter sauce, served with herb roasted potatoes and sauteed green beans almondine.
(2) Poached Fillet of Salmon – Court bouillon poached salmon with creamy lemon dill sauce on the side, herb roasted potatoes and sauteed green beans almondine.
(3) Chef’s Salad – Fresh garden mixed greens topped with julienned turkey, ham, salami and Provolone cheese, topped with pepperoncini, black olives and grape tomatoes with Italian dressing.
Dessert Choice: (4) Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake or (5) Fruit Cup



About National League of American Pen Women:

The Boca Raton Branch of the National League of American Pen Women is a prestigious organization of professional women in the Arts – Published Writers, Authors, Poets, Musical Composers and Award winning Artists. The Boca Raton branch is one of the largest in the country and celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2015.


NLAPW’s corporate headquarters is based in Washington, D.C. oversees branches all over the United States. The League boasts membership of such prominent ladies as Eleanor Roosevelt, Erma Bombeck, and Edna Hibel. Vinnie Ream, the only woman to sculpt President Lincoln from life, was an early member of NLAPW. Her statue of Lincoln now stands in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.


As a qualified member of Art, Letters or Music, each member is exposed to participation in Art Exhibits, Book Talks and various workshops. On the third Thursday of the month – from November to May – luncheons are held with interesting, informative speakers featuring the three Muses ~ Art – Literature – Music!





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Maurizio Battifora Solo Exhibit At Art Serve Makes Its Point With Modern Interpretations

Maurizio Battifora is showing his pointillist original artworks at a SOLO Exhibit at Art Serve through the month of August.  The public is invited to a Gallery Reception on Friday, August 19th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Maurizio’s artistry brings modern themes to this art form, which we know you will enjoy.





1350  East  Sunrise  Blvd.   Ft. Lauderdale, FL







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Friday,  August  19th

6 – 8 pm

Gallery Hours: M – F 9 am – 8pm; Sat. 10 am – 6 pm










“Ladylike/Wolf”  by Maurizio Battifora






Art Serve welcomes the public to a SOLO Exhibition by “The Pointillist”, Maurizio Battifora which runs now through August 31st.  There will be a Free, Gallery Reception held on Friday, August 19 from 6 – 8 pm. The Gallery is located at 1350 East Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  For questions about this event, please contact



An afternoon with Bacco

“An Afternoon With Bacco” by Maurizio Battifora



Maurizio shares with The Rickie Report, “Although I was painting anything and everything I could as a child, I always thought I wanted to become a theater director or choreographer when I grew up. My parents encouraged my talent for painting and drawing so I became an illustrator for children’s books while attending art school. Like many other artists before me, I was encouraged by my art teachers to observe and imitate the masters that I admired”.




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“Venus And The Men In Blue” by Maurizio Battifora



He goes on to say, “My inspiration still comes from Baroque and Renaissance painters. I was fascinated by the exaggerated motion, drama and tension of the paintings. It wasn’t until 2007 that I began searching for my own identity as an artist, and I evolved into a pointillist painter. Over 80% of my work is a result of empirical and intuitive development. My main body of work includes large dots of acrylic on canvas with a high contrast pointillist technique, not to be confused with Seurat’s pointillism. My technique is more graphic and bold”.



“Dare” by Maurizio Battifora




“I developed a pointillist style based on 5 main colors that I mix and juxtapose. I am a nomadic person and artist. I work on a small series and then move to the next idea as easily as I go back to an old one. It may take me more than 40 hours to finish a 36″ x48″ canvas. I want to communicate directly with the viewer as if they are part of the painting and not a simple spectator”, Maurizio shares.  Rather than making statements, Maurizio listens to the opinion and appreciates those who contemplate his work. “To me, that’s when Art closes the circle. My idea touches someone else’s soul and then comes back to me with their own interpretation”.



For more information

And see more of Maurizio’s paintings

( both figurative and fauna)

please visit:



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Delray Beach Public Library Features Solo Exhibit of John Bowen’s Artistry

The Delray Beach Public Library will feature 25 watercolors and 8 drawings by John Bowen.  John is an award winning watercolorist, author and illustrator, who was recently one of the artists featured in the “Star Spangled Heroes” Exhibit.  John’s award winning book “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days” tells about his tour in Vietnam as an Air Force Illustrator.  The Rickie Report shares details and some images, but knows from personal experience, that seeing these in person is the best way to appreciate John’s artistry.  The exhibit runs from May 3rd through June 26th.



SOLO Art Show

Delray Beach Public Library

May 3rd to June 26th, 2015

Hours: Mon. to Wed. – 9 am to 8 pm, Thurs. to Sat. – 9 am to 5 pm, Sun. – 1 pm to 5 pm.

100 W. Atlantic Avenue    Delray Beach, FL



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John Bowen, an award winning watercolorist based in Florida will have a SOLO Art Show at the Delray Beach Public Library at 100 W. Atlantic Avenue, from May 3rd to June 26th, 2015. There will be 25 watercolor paintings, along with 8 prints of drawings from his illustrated book, “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days”. The Silver Medal awarded book is about his tour in Vietnam, as an Air Force Illustrator, in 1968. The Exhibition will be located on the second floor of the Library. The public is welcome during regular library hours.




"Dinner For Two" by John Bowen

“Dinner For Two” by John Bowen


John Bowen’s book, “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days” shares his experiences, some poignant as well as personal views and his illustrations during his deployment to Vietnam. Since leaving the service, John has worked as an advertising artist for the Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel. He recently retired from the Sentinel in 2009. John has been traveling around Florida, presenting watercolor demonstrations to organizations and groups.



"Eleven Months and Nineteen Days" by John Bowen

“Eleven Months and Nineteen Days” by John Bowen


John commanded the Base Graphics Shop on a Sac Base in Texas. Two years later, he received his orders to run a Headquarters Graphics Shop for the 834th Air Division, at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in South Vietnam.


"Keys Nightlights" by John Bowen

“Keys Nightlights” by John Bowen


In addition to writing his book, John continues to create magical watercolors, capturing landscapes, seascapes, street scenes and every day life. His watercolors are best sellers at Vizcaya, in Miami. He is their premier artist, whose works show various scenes inside and outside this national treasure.


"Vizcaya Courtyard" by John Bowen

“Vizcaya Courtyard” by John Bowen



Many of John’s drawings are displayed at the U.S.A.F. Academy in Colorado. John is a Signature Member of the Goldcoast Watercolor Society and the Florida Watercolor Society. His works have been showcased in national publications and displayed in public venues, museums and galleries.




"Antique Car" by John Bowen

“Antique Car” by John Bowen



For more information about John, please visit: or email



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Carla Golembe Presents “Intention/Intuition”, An Exhibition of Newly Imagined Artistry

Carla Golembe is inviting the public to view her newest paintings, “Intuitive/Intentional”.  She has been experimenting with blending different approaches to painting and you will see how her intuition has expressed itself. Carla’s reaction to feeling stuck in an artist’s rut and trying something totally new to her comfort level is a true inspiration for anyone! The Rickie Report urges you to see this exhibit at the Friends of the Spanish River Library Gallery and hear Carla speak about her experience. The event is free and open to the public.



Carla Golembe



Public Reception:

Sunday, March 8th   3-5 PM

Carla will speak about her work at 3:30



Friends Art Gallery (Second Floor)

Spanish River Library & Community Center

1501 Spanish River Blvd.   Boca Raton, FL 33431


Free Event

Exhibit runs February 23-April 11 

M-Th 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday noon – 6:00 p.m.


Intuitive/Intentional : The Blending of a Painting Approach




Carla Golembe is an award winning acrylic painter and illustrator. Her work is included in numerous corporate collections. She has painted 5 animal sculptures for “Animals On Parade” public art projects, the “Piano of Joy” for Keys to the City and a wine label for Dos Puentes Winery. In addition to exhibiting her work throughout the U.S., Carla teaches painting at the Boca Raton Museum Art School and Delray Beach Center for the Arts.




"La Bel Canto" by Carla Golembe

“La Bel Canto” by Carla Golembe



Carla tells The Rickie Report, “Several months ago I began experimenting with Intuitive Painting, a process that involves putting down a lot of layers of color and mark making without planning or intention.  With the intuitive approach the artist basically goes on gut instinct, allowing colors, marks and, eventually, images to emerge.  Up until then my approach had been very planned out, creating several sketches until I got my composition exactly as I wanted it, planning the palette of each painting, though allowing the painting to change as it progressed.  I was beginning to feel stuck with my process and feeling low on ideas and intuitive painting seemed like a good way to move forward”.


"Celestial Bodies" by Carla Golembe

“Celestial Bodies” by Carla Golembe



“At first I was disoriented and kind of shocked by the approach and what was emerging on my canvas.  To be sure, this kind of play with paint was a lot of fun, but was this ME?  How was I going to reconcile these random marks with my carefully constructed, though whimsical and stylized, paintings”?



" Devi" by Carla Golembe

” Devi” by Carla Golembe


“Then my inner muse took over.  By that I mean, the core of who I am as an artist.  The mark making became multilayered underpainting, a freer and more complex type of underpainting than what I had worked with before. Once I built up very rich complex layers of colors I sketched my figures on top of these backgrounds with chalk.  Some canvases suggested their ideas to me while other pieces came from images I wanted to explore”.


"Mari" by Carla Golembe

“Mari di Sogni” by Carla Golembe



“Once my figures were in place I began to work with the interplay of image and background, under layers and over layers, taking away and adding in.  In the paintings I’ve balanced the structure and figures that I love with the spontaneity of creating marks with tools other than brushes and allowing the backgrounds to evolve around the figures. Birds, plants and other forms from nature continue to play a large part in the imagery. I’ve started using more glazing technique to create depth and richness”.



"Skyward" by Carla Golembe

“Skyward” by Carla Golembe

She explains, “My new process is a blend of intention and intuition.  It’s not a radical change, just a way to move forward and have more fun.  I’ve fallen in love with painting all over again.  I continue to paint beauty, joy and harmony because that is what I want to put out to the world”.



For more information about Carla and her artistry, please visit:



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Deb LaFogg Docherty Demonstrates at Upcoming Wellington Art Society Meeting

Aspiring artists, emerging artists and seasoned artists are welcome to the next meeting of the Wellington Art Society, when renown wildlife artist, Deb LaFogg Docherty will demonstrate different painting techniques.  Deb works in pastels, acrylics and oils.  Her award-winning images bring us closer to nature. The Wellington Art Society meetings are wonderful opportunities for artists to not only learn, but network with a supportive group of like-minded creatives.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some images of Deb’s artistry.  Please note the new venue for this event!








Deb LaFogg Docherty

Wednesday, February 11th


*At the Village Park Gymnasium

11700 Pierson Road    Wellington, FL 33414     Ph: (561) 791-4005 


* Please note new venue 


"Captured Gaze" by Deb LaFogg Docherty

“Captured Gaze” by Deb LaFogg Docherty



Deb LaFogg Docherty will be the featured demonstrator at the next Wellington Art Society meeting. It will be held on February 11, 2015 at 6:30 PM at their new venue in the gymnasium at Village Park off Pierson Road in Wellington.  There will be a meet and greet, followed by a brief meeting and Deb’s demonstration.


"Waiting for Mom" by Deb LaFogg Docherty

“Waiting for Mom” by Deb LaFogg Docherty



Deb LaFogg grew up in Connecticut where as a child she painted woods and swamps near her house. She had no formal training until attending art college, majoring in advertising and illustration. After graduation she moved to Florida and was a free lance photographer taking pictures of Styx, Robert Plant and Steve Marriott of Humble Pie.



"Flying Tiger" by Deb LaFogg Docherty

“Flying Tiger” by Deb LaFogg Docherty



She presently works for a newspaper as a special sections designer.
Deb paints daily and loves going out into the field and coming face to face with natures wild animals and scenery. She works in pastels, acrylics and oils and has studied with world renowned pastel artists. In 2011 she received the Masters Circle Award from the International Association of Pastel Societies. She received second place in drawing in a National Wildlife Art competition.



"Jonah's Dream" by Deb LaFogg Docherty

“Jonah’s Dream” by Deb LaFogg Docherty

Deb is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, the Pastel Society of North Florida, an associate member of the Society for Animal Artists and an associate member of Audubon Artists and many other societies. Her paintings have been in many shows, galleries and museums around the country and she has been published in many magazines and newspapers.


"Woodstorks" by Deb LaFogg Docherty

“Woodstorks” by Deb LaFogg Docherty


Deb has illustrated a children’s book called “Woodrat Jill” with part of the proceeds going to preserve the habitat for the endangered Key Largo woodrat.  She teaches at the Delray Center for the Arts and is available for commissions.  Deb’s paintings are exhibited around the U.S. in National Parks.



"Morning Call" by Deb LaFogg Docherty

“Morning Call” by Deb LaFogg Docherty



The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 34th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.
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Middle River Press Celebrates Three National Publication Awards!

Middle River Press, a custom publishing company located in Oakland Park, FL has been awarded three silver medals from the Florida Authors and Publisher’s Association (FAPA).  The Rickie Report is pleased to celebrate Middle River Press’ accomplishments and share some artwork from each of the winning entries.  For authors who are looking for assistance with their books, Middle River Press is a great option! Congratulations to Middle River Press, the authors and illustrators of these books!



Judy Borich of Middle River Press

Judy Borich of Middle River Press 



Middle River Press, a custom publishing company in Oakland Park, Florida has a motto—“We do it right!”   That must be true because they just won three silver medals in the Florida Authors and Publisher’s Association (FAPA) President’s Book Awards competition.  



"Songs From Solitude"

“Songs From Solitude, Poetry From a Southwestern Florida Hammock”


The competition recognizes book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content and production in 32 categories for North American authors and publishers. This year Middle River Press was the recipient of three silver medals.



"Eleven Months and Nineteen Days"

Eleven Months and Nineteen Days”


The winners included Eleven Months and Nineteen Days: A Vietnam Illustrator’s Memoir by John Bowen; A poetry book titled Songs From Solitude: Poetry From A Southwestern Florida Hammock by Robert H. Gore III, and, in the Coffee Table Book category, Sailin’ on the Stranahan: A Brief History of the Lauderdale Yacht Club 1938-2013, coedited by William G. Crawford and Dr. Claire Crawford.


"Sailin on the Stranahan"

Sailin on the Stranahan: A Brief History of the Lauderdale Yacht Club 1938 – 2013″



Middle River Press is a custom publishing company founded by Judy and Bruce Borich, in its tenth year of producing award-winning books. For more information on these and other great books, go to



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Janeen Mason Presents at Lighthouse ArtCenter: It’s An “Ocean Commotion”!

Janeen Mason is an award-winning author, illustrator, environmental activist and member of the Board of Directors of Citizens for Florida Art.  This dynamo will be the guest presenter at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum on Thursday, May 15th.  In addition, she will be interviewed on WJTW the day before at 3:30 pm.  The Rickie Report promises you will be spellbound when you meet Janeen, as she weaves her stories and artwork together. We think it is the perfect event for the entire family! All the details are here.





Join Us for Third Thursday



May 15, 2014     5:30 – 7:30pm


Presentation with  Janeen Mason

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, FL 33469
(561) 746-3101

To help us kick off our 44th Annual Summer ArtCamp season, Janeen Mason will be presenting a captivating, unforgettable experience that celebrates the connection of the arts and conservation. Engaging and inspiring, she will share the stories of her national award-winning children’s picture book series, “Ocean Commotion”.    The event takes place on Thursday, May 15th from 5:30-7:30 pm.  Free entry for Lighthouse ArtCenter members and exhibiting artists. There is a nominal fee of $10 for nonmembers.  Enjoy hors’dourves and our wine bar.  



Janeen Mason, Coral Reef Scene

Janeen Mason, Coral Reef Scene




She will also share the story of her iconic fish, which began the powerful movement called Solidarity Art to Save our River, a statewide initiative to save the Indian River Lagoon.  Inspiring all ages to be aware, and to use artistic expression to make a positive change in our environment, Janeen is truly a treasure. We are very fortunate to welcome her to our outstanding staff of Summer ArtCamp instructors this summer.


Janeen Mason, Assorted Underwater Scenes

Janeen Mason, Assorted Underwater Scenes


A passionate arts advocate, Janeen served on the Florida Council on Arts and Culture where she had been appointed by two Senate Presidents. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Citizens for Florida Arts and as Secretary of the Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Florida.


Janeen Mason, "Yellows"

Janeen Mason, “Yellows”



Janeen created the position of Illustrator Coordinator for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) in Florida and served in that capacity for five years. Mason is an enthusiastic speaker at schools, workshops, and seminars. She appeared on the PBS program NOVA Science NOW with the Mac Arthur Award Winner, Dr. Edie Widder, Sr. Scientist Ocean Research and Conservation Association (ORCA).



Janeen Mason, Birds

Janeen Mason, Birds


Janeen was a frequent guest on “The Art Spotlight” with Willi Miller, a South Florida NPR program, and she co-hosted a weekly radio program on the arts with Nancy Turrell, the Executive Director of the Arts Council of Stuart and Martin County. Her accolades include a Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award, the U.S. Maritime Literature Award, the Benjamin Franklin Award, the National Award for Excellence in Communities, the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, the iParenting Media Award, and more.



Please visit her website to see Janeen’s breathtaking paintings, library of children’s books, exhibitions and advocacy work:



The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. Programs are funded in part by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners.



For information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visit or call (561) 746-3101. The Lighthouse ArtCenter is at Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Fla., one-half mile west of U.S. Highway 1. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $10 Monday through Friday. Admission is free on Saturday. Closed Sunday.



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Carla Golembe SOLO Exhibit at Delray Beach Library

The Rickie Report knows your senses will be intoxicated when you see Carla Golembe’s vibrant artwork.  She is an award-winning artist whose work has been seen in galleries throughout the United States. Her illustrations fill dozens of children’s books and her work hangs in corporate collections around the globe.  She will have a SOLO exhibit at the Delray Beach Library that you won’t want to miss!


Carla Golembe


 “Passionate About Beauty”

April 1- May 31, 2013

Delray Beach Public Library, 2nd floor

 100 W Atlantic Ave  Delray Beach, FL



Carla Golembe is an award winning artist, illustrator, author and teacher.  Her work is shown at galleries throughout the United States. Collections include Hyatt Corp, Pan Pacific Hotels, Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Worcester Art Museum (Worcester, MA), Academy Art Museum (Easton, MD), Boston Public Library and others.  She has received artist residencies from the Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap, GA; Altos de Chavon in the Dominican Republic and Kalani Honua in Hawaii.  As an artist in residence in these places she presented her work to the community by giving talks, demonstrations and exhibitions.


"Evening Doves"

“Evening Doves”

Carla wrote and illustrated several children’s books: A Story of Surfing, The Story of Hula, M is for Maryland, Washington DC ABC’s, Annabelle’s Big Move and Dog Magic. She illustrated Why the Sky is Far Away, The Creation, People of Corn, How Night Came from the Sea and The Woman in the Moon, Sun and Honeybees.  She also wrote and illustrated the Zippy and Zoe series, published in Taiwan.


Carla’s other illustration work includes greeting cards, fine illustration stock images for Artville/Getty Images and Imagezoo, educational and medical projects for children and magazine work. She has received awards for her children’s books from the New York Times, Parent’s Choice, The American Folklore Society and PMA, the Independent Book Publisher’s Association to name a few.

"Forever Friends"

“Forever Friends”

Carla taught fine art and illustration courses at Maryland College of Art and Design and the Maryland Institute College of Art, and Lighthouse Center for the Arts (Tequesta,FL).  She worked with elementary school children teaching them to write and illustrate picture books and fold books through the Center for Creative Education and the Milagro Center. She now teaches painting and drawing at Delray Beach Center for the Arts and the Art School of the Boca Museum of Art .  She’s been doing presentations and workshops for children, teens and adults in schools, libraries, museums and other community based venues for almost  20 years.  Carla has been an artist for five Animals on Parade Public Art Projects including Washington DC’s Party Animals and Pandamania, Ocean City Maryland’s OC Beach Birds, Prince George’s County, Maryland’s Birds-I-View and Palm Beach County’s Wild Things.


Carla tells The Rickie Report, “We live on an increasingly small planet in dangerous times.  The state of our world is impossible to ignore.  Some artists choose to chronicle the specific time in which we live, to reflect our history at this moment.  I choose to paint imagery that transcends the moment.  It is human and universal.  My intention is to create a visual haven that encourages viewers to enter my personal vision, to relax, smile and breathe.”



“Tuscan Days VIII”

Carla goes on to explain, “My paintings are the product of my dreams and experiences.  They speak of hope and love, of mystery and delight.    My work expresses the harmony between individuals, between people and animals, people and nature, within a person’s soul.  They are colorful and sensual, reflecting the tropical beauty of my home and travels. The full spectrum of positive emotion echoes through my work.   Although the pieces express an optimistic attitude they are not naïve, rather they come from an understanding that pain and anxiety are part of life but joy is a more desirable place to dwell…. there is no gravity in my visual world. The figures often inhabit ambiguous spaces, places where earth, sky and water flow into one another and where light and darkness merge.  They are frequently caught in a moment of being or becoming, for it is in that moment that all dreams are possible.”




Color brings life to Carla’s imagery.  She works in acrylic, building layer upon layer of color.  With this layering technique  she is able to achieve a simple but complex depth. The process is always unfolding, always revealing more.  Strong color, shape and composition give impact to the imagery.  Her influences come from both traditional Western art and folk art.  The result is a blend and balance that is her own unique style.


Educated at Bennington College, Bennington, VT. BA in Art (1972) and Instituto Allende, Mexico MFA in Painting, Cum Laude. Assistantships in Printmaking (1979), Carla’s work is part of numerous Corporate Collections, including: Bessamer Venture Partners, McCormack and Dodge, Peabody and Brown, DeVries Direct Marketing Assistance Corp., Ingalls Quinn and Johnson, Goldstein and Manello, Kutak, Rock and Campbell, Boston Public Library, Hyatt Corporation, Fundacion Centro Cultural, Altos de Chavon , Worcester Art Museum ,Lotus Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Pan Pacific Hotels, Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD, Buck Law Group,  JFK Library, Washington, DC, University College, University of Maryland and Montgomery County MD Art in Public Places.


The Rickie Report knows that local organizations are often looking for speakers and would recommend contacting Carla.  Her art work and previous presentations across the US and abroad promise a fascinating program!  Her work is currently available at: Cove Gallery, Wellfleet, MA       Kolbo, Brookline, MA  and Gallery Galleon , Vieques, PR.  To contact Carla Golembe call   561 498-9185 , visit her  website:  or email



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