Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County Presents Bernice Harwood “Retrospective” Exhibition

Bernice Baumel Harwood, an artist since childhood, attended The McDowel School of Art in NYC and became a fashion illustrator. In 1944 Bernice entered the U.S. Navy as a WAVE, she served in the Hospital Corps and was trained as an Acrylic Eye Illustrator at Bethesda Naval Hospital MD, one of only eight in the country. Stationed at San Diego Naval Hospital, CA., she matched the existing eye for the men that lost their eyes in battle, by painting the iris in watercolor. Over the decades, Bernice has explored different art media and techniques, all with great success. Her award-winning artwork is part of numerous private and corporate collections. This Rickie Report article celebrates Bernice’s SOLO Retrospective Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County‘s gallery.  We urge you to stop in and see the breadth of Bernice’s artistic talent!

 

 

 

 

B e r n i c e      H a r w o o d

“R E T R O S P E C T I V E”

 December 19, 2015 -January 16, 2016

 

 

 

 

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“Elizabeth,NJ” by Bernice Harwood

 

 

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

The Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building
601 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone: (561) 471-2901  Fax: (561) 687-9484
info@palmbeachculture.com

Public Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday

 

Parking:
There is free, 4-hour parking along Lake Worth’s Downtown streets. There is also a public parking lot on the east side of “L” Street, across from the Cultural Council’s building.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bernice Harwood

Bernice Baumel Harwood, an artist since childhood, studied art in high school, and then attended The McDowel School of Art in NYC and became a fashion illustrator. In 1944 Bernice entered the U.S. Navy as a WAVE, she was in the Hospital Corps and was trained as an Acrylic Eye Illustrator at Bethesda Naval Hospital MD. There were eight illustrators stationed around the country. She was stationed at San Diego Naval Hospital, CA., where she matched the existing eye for the men that lost their eyes in battle by painting the iris in watercolor. She worked with a dentist, a Commander who was involved in the total process. This allowed the men to have an eye that looked quite natural.

 

 

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“Lagoon” by Bernice Harwood, Etching

 

 

 

After marriage, with two daughters, Bernice went back to college, Hofstra University, L.I. N.Y. She graduated Cum Laude with High Honors in Fine Arts and a B.S. in Art Education. She then went on to study for her Master’s Degree in Special Ed. Bernice has studied with many well-known art teachers, Jacob Lawrence ,David Shapiro, Ruth Leaf, Moses Sawyer, Anthony Toney, Frank Varga and more.

 

 

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“Lily Pond” by Bernice Harwood

 

 

 

Bernice was a member of the Graphic Eye Gallery in Port Washington, NY, and President for two years. She has exhibited in museums, galleries and universities. Bernice is a member of The National Association of Women Artists since 1983 and a past president of the Florida Chapter, as well as a Signature Member of The Boca Raton Museum, Artists Guild in Delray Beach, FL. She is also listed in the 9/11 Memorial Artists Registry for a Sculpture, Ground Zero and Rebirth.

 

 

 

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“Les Femmes” by Bernice Harwood, Monoprint

 

 

 

 

Bernice tells The Rickie Report, ” As a painter, I turned to multiples within the graphic medium. I found the challenge of the surprise, working with the existing results exhilarating. It is exciting to work with various techniques in etching to achieve the impression and mood I wish to evoke. These works are primarily representational. Then I found the Monoprint, with its spontaneity, use of textures and vibrant color and more abstract forms. I have incorporated some of the feeling of my Monoprint in my etchings. I am now working with watercolors, and using some of the same feelings and techniques that I used in printmaking”.

 

 

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“Lady Of The Lake” by Bernice Harwood, Etching

 

 

 

Bernice Harwood’s artwork is in many private, corporate and permanent collections and has won many awards. Bernice is in Who’s Who in American Art, Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who in America.

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact Bernice:  harwood.bernice@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

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NAWA Celebrates 125 years with “Women of Vision” Exhibition

So often, when we speak of “visionaries”, we are mindful of those people from the not-too-distant past and usually, the present.   The Rickie Report shares an article about  visionary artists who anticipated the needs of others 125 years ago! They formed the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) to foster public awareness of, and interest in, visual art created by women in the United States.  NAWA promotes culture and education in the visual arts through exhibitions of its members’ works, educational programs, scholarships, awards and its historical archives.  While encouraging contemporary and emerging artists, NAWA honors and continues the long and important contribution of women to the history of American culture and art.  The Rickie Report hopes that emerging as well as established artists will consider membership in this prestigious group. It goes beyond networking for one’s own gain, as they secure the future for the arts here in the United States.

 

 

 

The National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (NAWA), the first professional women’s fine arts group in the United States, is proud to celebrate its 125th Anniversary in 2014.  Five innovative women in New York City founded the not-for-profit in 1889 to foster public awareness and interest in visual art created by women as well as to empower, support and encourage women artists. Its early exhibitions included works by such notable artists as Mary Cassatt and Suzanne Valadon, and later membership rosters included Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Louise Nevelson, Alice Neel, and Judy Chicago.

 

 

 

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125 Years: Women of Vision

National Association of Women Artists, Inc.

 

 

 

The Florida Chapter of NAWA was the first regional chapter in the country. It was founded in 1995 by Liana Moonie, of Palm Beach, a past president of the national organization and Madeline Weiss, who was the first president of the Florida Chapter. The Chapter takes part in regional exhibitions, seminars and other educational activities as well as sponsoring annual scholarships for talented art students. All artists wishing to join the Florida Chapter must first be juried into the Association Headquarters in New York City.
During this celebratory year the theme is “Women of Vision.”  Members must have been juried into N.A.W.A., where they were eligible to be juried into the national show, a forum for women artists from all over the United States. This multimedia show, “125 Years: Women of Vision,” which will include sculpture, painting, photography, ceramics and mixed media will take place at our own Armory Art Center, 1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, December 5, 2014 – January 10, 2015. Rhoda Sherbell, a distinguished portrait sculptor, will jury entries for the exhibit, and Ashley Ford, the Sophie Davis Curatorial Fellow at the Norton Museum of Art, will jury the awards.

 

 

 

 

To learn more about this prestigious organization and how to become a member visit www.theNAWA.org and www.NAWAFL.com   NAWA welcomes applications from professional women artists as well as emerging and student artists who are U.S. citizens and/or permanent U.S. residents, 18 years of age or older. Artists are juried in twice a year,in the fall and in the spring. There are many benefits from belonging to this nationally recognized organization.

 

Officers and Board Members of NAWA Florida

President:           Janice Cohen
1st Vice Pres       Beth Scher
2nd Vice Pres     Betty Wilson
Treasurer:           Lynn Morgan
Secretary:           Vicki Siegel
Board: Janet Gold, Cynthia Maronet, Karen H. Salup, Helene Kleiner, Lore Baer, Shirley Goldblatt, Nadine Saitlin, Rita Price, Jean Goddeau, Bernice Harwood, Carol Staub, Maxine Schreiber, Jane McIntyre, Lianna Moonie

List of upcoming Exhibitions 

NAWA National Show-125 Years: Women of Vision
Chairs: Susan Hammond, Bernice Harwood, Carol Staub
Dates: Dec. 3, 2014 – January 9, 2015
Reception: Dec. 5, 2014

Northwood University
Chairs: Emalee Andre, Betty Wilson

Feb. 24, 2015-May 10, 2015

Reception: Tuesday 3/3/15 3-5 PM

Armory Show –Presentation of Scholarship Winners
Chair: Beth Scher
Feb. 10, 2015-March 21, 2015
Reception Feb. 13, 2015

Palm Beach Gardens
Chairs: Cynthia Maronet, Lynn Morgan, Vicki Siegel
Feb 28, 2015-April 8, 2015
Reception: TBA

 

 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291