Don Sarka And Mary Anne Sarka Are Featured Artists At Delray Beach Public Library’s “Artists’ Creations” Series. Free Public Opening Reception On Friday, September 6

The creative endeavors of Don Sarka and Mary Anne Sarka  will be featured in the upcoming “Artists’ Creations” Exhibit at the Delray Public Library. The exhibit is open to the public from August 24 – October 19.  Everyone is welcome to meet the artists at the free, Opening Reception on Friday, September 6. Visitors will see oil and acrylic paintings of various subject matter, including landscapes as well as beloved pets.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DELRAY    BEACH    PUBLIC    LIBRARY     

                                                                                                                                                        

PRESENTS:

 

 

 “ARTISTS’   CREATIONS”

BY

DON    &   MARY  ANNE  SARKA

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday,  September 6 

 3:00  to  4:30  pm

Meet The Artists

In the Library Program Room, 2nd floor

Light snacks will be served

 

Exhibit is available August 24 thru October  19, 2019

 

 

No reservations needed

 

100 West Atlantic Ave.                Delray Beach, Florida

Library Hours: 

Mon. – Wed 9am – 8pm:   Thurs – Sat 9 am – 5pm:  Sun (Sept – May): 1pm – 5pm

Free Parking in attached Library parking lot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don and Mary Anne Sarka’s joy of creativity exudes from their faces!  Their combined love of nature has taken them to places and environments where they are continually recharging their creative batteries. Don tells The Rickie Report, “My interest in art began many years ago, when I began sketching Disney characters as a boy and using watercolors to paint them.  Starting in 1988, I began getting Instruction in oil painting from a local artist and have studied and painted on and off to the present time.  I use oil paints because it allows me to mix and blend to produce strong colors with light and shadows”.

 

 

“Majestic Sky” by Don Sarka

 

 

 

He goes on to say, “My love of nature and its magnificent creations, causes a spiritual change in me.  The many photos taken give me inspiration to paint a particular picture. We have vacationed in many states and national parks and I have become a critical photographer, capturing the beauty and splendor of nature. I paint my version of what I see and interpret it on to canvas.  I use pictures as an idea of what I want to paint and then come up with my interpretation or theme.  I am a landscape architect and the principles of design have helped me in painting with form, texture and color”.

 

 

 

 

 

“Purple” by Don Sarka

 

 

Mary Anne tells The Rickie Report, ” My enthusiasm for painting started many years ago. Since then I have taken many classes with fantastic painting professionals and it has given me the opportunity to work on composition, perspective, colors, texture, lights and dark’s.  I paint in the traditional and representational format and my paintings can be hung practically anywhere.  I prefer acrylic. My paintings vary between landscapes, seascapes, animals, birds and flowers. I love it when I get lost in the painting process. When I stand back during this time to look at my painting, I am happily surprised and delighted”.

 

 

 

 

“Florida Wetlands” by Mary Anne Sarka

 

 

She continues, “I frequent art galleries and have a collection of wonderful painting books that give me fantastic information, guidance and inspiration. Painting opened up a whole new world for me, and has given me an awareness and ability to be creative and paint using my imagination and feelings. I have taken thousands of photographs that I use as a reference when painting”.

 

 

Award winning artists, Don and Mary Anne are members of the Delray Art League which is a juried league and exhibited in most of their events, including The Crest Theater, the Delray Affair, Delray Beach City Hall, Old School Square, Veterans Park, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Armory Art Center, Arts Garage. They have previously exhibited at the Lake Worth Art League Gallery and Arts Arena Garage (Delray Beach).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Waves and Palm Trees” by Mary Anne Sarka

 

 

Generous with their time and artworks, they have donated to the local community through fundraisers, art auctions, and painted a 6’ x 20’ mural by their clubhouse pool.  They have four married children and nine grandchildren and one great child on the way. They both tell The Rickie Report, “During our family times, we are seldom without our cameras to capture family photos, scenery and nature that’s around us. Painting is one of our favorite things that we do together”.

 

 

 

 

 For more information about this exhibit or other works of art, please Call or Text Mary Anne Sarka at 561-310-5620  or  e-mail at

maryannesarka@gmail.com 

 paintingsdm@gmail.com 

 Etsy.com: PaintingByDandMSarka 

 www.paintingbydandmsarka.com 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art Offers Workshops and Select Friday Classes

You know what they say, “Variety is the spice of life!” The Lighthouse ArtCenter offers you the opportunity to sample a wide selection of art mediums and techniques at their workshops and Select Fridays classes. These workshops are for every level of artist, from beginner to professional and for anyone who wants to hone their skills and have fun in the process!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Sign up now and bring a friend!

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – First Saturday of the month no charge
Regular Admission: Members no charge, nonmembers $5.00

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art

Workshops and Select Fridays

 

 

 

 

In the month of November you can try your hand at plein air painting at night, paint animals, learn dyeing techniques with indigo, make a fabulous piece of fused glass, loosen up your pastel technique or, for the traveler, how to capture the beauty of your travels in watercolor. Our award-winning artists will teach you step-by-step the methods to create one-of-a-kind works of art in one- or two-day workshops.

 

 

If you are looking for a fun way to spend your Friday evenings, pop into one of the Select Fridays. These one evening sessions are fun and informative. Enjoy painting, glass, jewelry and making starfish dishes in November! Get MORE INFORMATION or  SIGN UP for any of the workshops or Select Fridays, just call the School of Art at (561) 478-8737 or go to www.LighthouseArts.org.

Workshops:

 

Watercolor for the Artist-Traveler

 

 

Watercolor by Fernando Porras

 

Instructor: Fernando Porras

Friday-Saturday, November 2-3, 2018; 9am-4pm; Studio A: School and on location;

Member $300; Nonmember $350

Learn how to create beautiful watercolor washes over watercolor pencils to capture those colorful details of your travel. Experiment with techniques to create lifelike wood, old rusted metal, and stone textures, so you can master painting those old doors and windows full of flowers from your favorite travel destination. This workshop will emphasize the combination of watercolor pencils with regular watercolors. All levels welcome, with a working knowledge of watercolor.

 

 

 

 

Paint A Nocturne En Plein Air

 

Painting by Manon Sander

 

Instructor: Manon Sander

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018; 5:30-8:30pm; Studio A: School; Friday, Nov., 9; 6-9:30pm; On location TBD; Member $175; Nonmember $200

From Caravaggio to Hopper, painting the night is a centuries-old tradition. Follow in these footsteps by exploring techniques to capture light and darkness alla prima in this 2-day workshop. The first night we will cozy up in the studio to go over the essentials of nocturne painting while enjoying some vino and nibbles. The second night we’ll be ready to venture out into the dark to implement the new knowledge. Oil preferred, acrylics acceptable. Intermediate to Advanced.

 

 

Painting Birds

 

Painting by Karen Leffel-Massengill

 

 

Instructor: Karen Leffel-Massengill

Saturday & Sunday, November 10 & 11; 2018; 9am-4pm; Studio A: School; Member $300; Nonmember $350

This is not your average bird on a perch workshop. Bring your own photos of your choice of bird, or use photos from the instructor. Composition, values, color and edges will be emphasized. Most students will be able to complete a painting in the 2-day workshop. Intermediate to Advanced.

Congratulations to Karen for winning the August-September Plein Air Salon Art Competition for the Animal and Bird category. PleinAir Magazine conducts the annual Plein Air Salon Art Competition. The competition is in the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, with six bi-monthly cycles leading to annual Salon Grand Prize winners, is designed to stimulate artistic growth through competition. 

 

 

 

 

Fabrics – Dyeing with Indigo

 

Hand Dyed Fabric by Suzanne Connors

 

Instructor: Suzanne Connors

Saturday, Nov. 17; 2018; 9am- 4pm; Studio A; School; Member $150; Nonmember $175

Students will initially learn how an indigo vat is made. A vat will be prepared in the morning and the basic chemistry explained. The natural indigo powder will be used, and the vat will be ‘reduced’ using a commercially available chemical. Students will be shown shibori techniques: a folded and clamped method, and a twisted and tied technique. Students can expect to make several pillow or napkin-sized samples. Supplies included. Beginner and Intermediate.

 

Loosening Up With Pastels

 

“Patowmack” by Lynn Morgan

 

Instructor: Lynn Morgan

Saturday, November 17, 2018; 9am-4pm; Studio B: School; Member $125; Nonmember $150

Learn to work in a looser, more abstract style with pastels and to love your “happy accidents.” In this class we will create several small pastel works with a limit on the amount of time you have to do them. You will have specific exercises to complete with a focus on color studies and color schemes in landscape and still life compositions. All levels welcome.

 

 

Fused Glass

 

Instructor: Nancy Politsch

Saturday, November 17, 2018; 10am-1pm; Gallery: Master Studio; Member $100; Nonmember $125

 

Enjoy in-depth instruction on various techniques and methods, and create a one-of-a-kind, individual, gallery-quality piece of art at this 1-day workshop. Participants explore color theory, design composition, the use of materials, supplies and equipment. Fire in our new glass kiln! Your work will be available for pick up one week after class ends. All levels welcome.

 

 

Dog Portrait Painting

 

Portraits by Hope Reis

 

 

Instructor: Hope Reis

Friday & Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2018; 9am-4pm; Studio A: School;

Member $300; Non-member $350

Would you love to have a permanent record of Man’s Best Friend? This 2-day workshop will use photo reference, combined with knowledge of shape, edges, and values to create a finished painting of your or anyone’s dog. Learn about how to express volume and light/shadow, as well as techniques to express fur and hair. Using shape and color and edge work, we will endeavor to capture the essence of your furry friend. All levels welcome, experience is beneficial.

 

 

 

 

 

Select Fridays:

 

 

No matter what your level of artful expertise is, our Select Fridays are for you! Always wanted to explore different art mediums or try your hand at a creative endeavor without the commitment of an 8 week class? It’s fun at the Select Fridays events…you can join your friends and have a great time exploring different art mediums and walk away with a wonderful piece of art that you did yourself!

 

 

Glass Fusion

Instructor: Nancy Politsch

November 2    6 – 8 p.m.

Location: Gallery Master Studio   $50 per person, supplies provided by the ArtCenter

Invite your friends or significant other, bring your favorite beverage, and get ready to go on a fun, creative journey. You will learn all about fusing glass into dishes, jewelry, vases and ornaments. You will create a 5” x 5” piece of art, with instruction, in a casual relaxed atmosphere. No experience necessary.

 

 

Creative Acrylic Pouring

 

Acrylic Pour by Jim Rigg

 

Instructor: Jim Rigg

November 2   6 – 8 p.m.

Location: Studio A at the School of Art   $50 per person, supplies provided by the ArtCenter

Bring your creative imagination, and your favorite bottle of wine to a new and fun acrylic pouring Select Friday Night. You’ll be creating your own palettes while learning how the pouring medium reacts to the acrylics, forcing the medium to flow and produce a vibrant and colorful piece of art. Paint and pouring mediums are included, bring your own canvas or panels. Call or check online for supply list. 21 and order please.

 

 

Starfish Dishes

Star Fish Dish by Jeni May

 

 

 

Instructor: Jeni May

November 16   6 – 8 p.m.   Location: Ceramics Studio at the School of Art

$40 per person, supplies provided by the ArtCenter

Students will make their own nesting starfish dishes (3 in total). You will first focus on construction techniques and learn how to use the slab roller, followed by decorative techniques using piping bags, letter stamps and craft foam. All clay and tools will be provided. Instructor: Jeni May

 

 

Wine and Paint Night

 

Instructor: Randall Scott

November 30  6 – 9 p.m.  Location: Studio A at the School of Art

$40 per person, art supplies provided by the ArtCenter

Bring a friend and your favorite beverage and enjoy a night of creating and learning painting techniques from professional artist Randall Scott. Paint an original masterpiece with step-by-step instruction in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Over 21 only.

 

 

 

 

Fun Friday Rings

Instructor: Maria Tritico

November 30  6 – 9 p.m.  Location: Gallery Master Studio

$50 per person, supplies included by the ArtCenter

Enjoy your evening learning how to size, solder, texture and finish silver rings for yourself or your significant other. Everyone will leave with a finished ring and a basic understanding on how to use the torch and hammers for texture.

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c(3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

 

For more information or to sign up for any of the workshops or Select Fridays:

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201.

Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737.

  Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

“Beautiful Art X 2” Features Gail Erickson And Robert Hunter At Artisans On The Ave March 16th

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is featuring “Beautiful Art X 2” with Gail Erickson ( ceramics and mixed media) and Robert Hunter (wood). The Opening Reception is free and Open to The Public on Friday, March 16th.  Refreshments will be served and you will be able to meet not only Gail and Robert, but many of the artists whose work is sold in this gallery/boutique.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

ARTISANS  ON   THE  AVE

PRESENTS:

“BEAUTIFUL  ART  X 2”

Gail Erickson   and   Robert Hunter

Opening Reception

Friday, March 16

 6  –  9  pm

The event is FREE and open to all.  Refreshments will be served.

 

 

“Lineage” by Gail Erickson

 

 

Gail Erickson claims that her work is inspired by family, nature and the human form; it’s a product of her feelings, emotions and passion for the tactile nature of clay. She wants the viewer to experience her art, too. “My intent is to reveal yet conceal; allowing the viewer to develop a personal connection to a piece”, says Erickson. From manatees and birds to mermaids and colorful characters, there is something inherently natural about her creations. Gail has been expanding into mixed media and her “Soulful Expressions” series incorporates wood and other found objects with ceramics. Many of those objects have ties to family members, past and present.

 

Cutting Board by Robert Hunter

 

 

 

Whether it be a cutting board or a coffee table, the grains and colors of various woods are the focus of artist Robert Hunter. He is fascinated with what causes the different patterns to occur in the wood – sun, wind, rain, insects, you name it. Hunter creates exquisite functional woodwork that will blow you away. His cutting boards and cheese slicers are custom made from a variety of exotic hardwoods and in some pieces, you will see turquoise peeking out of the natural crevices of the wood. Although completely safe to use with foods, his boards are just too beautiful to hide away in a cabinet! Cleaning the boards is easy and with just a little TLC, the boards will keep their beauty and luster for a lifetime.

 

 

Besides his boards, Hunter has brought forth his mastery with other creations such as boxes, coasters and home furnishings. According to Hunter, wood offers a fascination, beauty and complexity in the grain. These rich, lustrous pieces just grow more beautiful with age and deserve to be on display.

 

Artisans on the Ave is located at 630 Lake Avenue in downtown Lake Worth.

For more information, call 561-762-8162

Or check the gallery out on Facebook facebook.com/artisansontheavelakeworth

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Macro Photography of Rebecca Ryan is Featured At Studio 1608 “Modern” Exhibition

Macro photographer and mixed media artist, Rebecca Ryan’s creativity will be featured at the upcoming “Modern” Exhibit at Studio 1608 in West Palm Beach. The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Thursday, April 6th. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Rebecca’s artistry.

 

 

S T U D I O   1608

 1608 S. Dixie Hwy West Palm Beach, FL
(2 blocks south of Norton Museum)
561-659-1883

PRESENTS:

THE     ART     OF     REBECCA     RYAN

At

1608   “Modern”   Exhibit

Public, Opening Reception:

Thursday, April 6

5:30 – 8:30 pm

 

 

 

Rebecca Ryan was born in Canada and now shares her time between Delray Beach and Canada. Her enthusiasm for nature comes through every piece of artwork she creates. She tells The Rickie Report, “I find so much inspiration to create during my time here in Southern Florida. Many of my photos of birds and flowers as well as the “Life Series”, “Rain” and “Beach Leaf Series” are all a celebration of the time I spend here.”

 

“Calla Lily” by Rebecca Ryan

 

“I have always loved and appreciated art. I spent many pleasurable days in the galleries of London, Paris, Milan and Florence while in my twenties. That really started my self study of art and art history.” With an artistic mother and a sister who is a patron of the arts, Rebecca has wonderful family support for her journey. After several years of illness, Rebecca had to slow down physically. Gardening became her process to create.

 

“Heaven and Earth” by Rebecca Ryan

Rebecca explains, “When I started to watch my gardens bloom and grow on a daily basis, it was magnificent! I wanted to share what I was privileged to see. I thought a camera was the best way to capture those moments. Once I looked through a macro lens, I found my passion!”

“Inside The Forbidden Fruit” by Rebecca Ryan

 

“The pallet of colors in nature is incredible. I celebrate them and create an abstract piece that will help the viewer to linger and enjoy what they would not otherwise see.” Rebecca is continuing her artist journey by developing new mixed media artworks, combining acrylic and photography. “I am honored and excited to be included for the second time at Studio 1608 in West Palm Beach.”

 

 

“Dance of the Fairy” by Rebecca Ryan

Rebecca shares her artist vision, “I hope to share a moment in nature with all its splendor with the viewer. I call my abstracts “The metamorphosis of nature’s palette”. Rebecca is a internationally collected artist. Her work is in private collections in Vancouver and Alberta Canada as well as in Mexico. She is making her foray into the US market with collectors in California and Florida, building on her previous Exhibitions in Vancouver, Canada and Florida. Her photographs are available in a wide range of sizes and mediums.

 

 

“The Writing Of Crime and Punishment” by Rebecca Ryan

 

 

For more information about Rebecca’s artwork:

www.rebeccaryanstudio.com

Email: info@rebeccaryanstudio.com

561-324-5449

 

 

About Studio 1608:

For painters, photographers and sculptors STUDIO 1608 is home to a collection of working artist studios from a variety of disciplines. An exciting space filled with history and architectural details, 1608 is an unexpected treasure in today’s commercial cookie cutter buildings. Conveniently located between the Norton Art Museum and Antique Row, STUDIO 1608 is a New York loft style building with over 7500 square feet of studio space. Built in 1937, surviving over one hundred hurricanes this two-story gem is brimming with character rarely found in a Florida building. With thirteen foot ceilings, seven foot sunlit-providing windows, exposed wooden beams and beautifully finished wooden floors that still show hints of a 1930’s car dealership, STUDIO 1608 is a haven for artists.

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Rebecca Ryan’s Abstract Macro Photography To Be Featured At Studio 1608 “Modern” Exhibition

Macro photographer and mixed media artist, Rebecca Ryan’s creativity will be featured at the upcoming “Modern” Exhibit at Studio 1608 in West Palm Beach.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Thursday, April 6th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Rebecca’s artistry.

 

 

 

 

STUDIO  1608

 

1608 S. Dixie Hwy     West Palm Beach, FL
(2 blocks south of Norton Museum)
561-659-1883

 

PRESENTS:

 

THE   ART   OF   REBECCA   RYAN

 

At

1608   “Modern”   Exhibit

 

 

 

Public, Opening Reception:

Thursday, April 6

5:30 – 8:30 pm

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Ryan was born in Canada and now shares her time between Delray Beach and Canada.  Her enthusiasm for nature comes through every piece of artwork she creates.  She tells The Rickie Report, “I find so much inspiration to create during my time here in Southern Florida. Many of my photos of birds and flowers as well as the “Life Series”, “Rain” and “Beach Leaf Series” are all a celebration of the time I spend here.”

 

 

“Calla Lily” by Rebecca Ryan

 

 

“I have always loved and appreciated art. I spent many pleasurable days in the galleries of London, Paris, Milan and Florence while in my twenties.  That really started my self study of art and art history.”  With an artistic mother and a sister who is a patron of the arts, Rebecca has wonderful family support for her journey.  After several years of illness, Rebecca had to slow down physically. Gardening became her process to create.

 

“Heaven and Earth” by Rebecca Ryan

 

 

 

Rebecca explains, “When I started to watch my gardens bloom and grow on a daily basis, it was magnificent! I wanted to share what I was privileged to see. I thought a camera was the best way to capture those moments. Once I looked through a macro lens, I found my passion!”

 

“Inside The Forbidden Fruit” by Rebecca Ryan

 

 

 

“The pallet of colors in nature is incredible. I celebrate them and create an abstract piece that will help the viewer to linger and enjoy what they would not otherwise see.”   Rebecca is continuing her artist journey by developing new mixed media artworks, combining acrylic and photography.   “I am honored and excited to be included for the second time at Studio 1608 in West Palm Beach.”

 

“Dance of the Fairy” by Rebecca Ryan

 

 

 

Rebecca shares her artist vision, “I hope to share a moment in nature with all its splendor with the viewer. I call my abstracts “The metamorphosis of nature’s palette”.  Rebecca is a internationally collected artist. Her work is in private collections in Vancouver and Alberta Canada as well as in Mexico. She is making her foray into the US market with collectors in California and Florida, building on her previous Exhibitions in Vancouver, Canada and Florida. Her photographs are available in a wide range of sizes and mediums.

 

“The Writing Of Crime and Punishment” by Rebecca Ryan

 

 

For more information about Rebecca’s artwork:  www.rebeccaryanstudio.com

Email: info@rebeccaryanstudio.com

 561-324-5449

 

About Studio 1608:

For painters, photographers and sculptors STUDIO 1608 is home to a collection of working artist studios from a variety of disciplines. An exciting space filled with history and architectural details, 1608 is an unexpected treasure in today’s commercial cookie cutter buildings.   Conveniently located between the Norton Art Museum and Antique Row, STUDIO 1608 is a New York loft style building with over 7500 square feet of studio space. Built in 1937, surviving over one hundred hurricanes this two-story gem is brimming with character rarely found in a Florida building. With thirteen foot ceilings, seven foot sunlit-providing windows, exposed wooden beams and beautifully finished wooden floors that still show hints of a 1930’s car dealership, STUDIO 1608 is a haven for artists.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

“Loxahatchee Visions” Announces Call For Artists And Open Public Reception

The Friends of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge announce the 7th Annual Juried Art Contest, “Loxahatchee Visions”.  Cash Prizes will be awarded at the juried exhibition, which is open to all media except photography (save your photos for next year’s contest).  Artists under the age of 18 may apply at no charge.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception to meet the artists on Sunday, November 13th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t wait to see your creations!

 

Friends of the Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

 

ANNOUNCE:

Seventh Annual Juried Art Contest and Show-“Loxahatchee Visions”

 

 

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Public Is Invited To:

Awards and Opening Reception:

 Sunday, November 13, 2016   1PM

At Visitors Center Auditorium

The Visitor Center is open 9 AM – 4 PM daily

 

10216 Lee Road   Boynton Beach, FL 33473

Main entrance is 2 miles south of Boynton Beach Boulevard, west off US 441/SR7

 

 

 

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ABOUT THIS JURIED EXHIBIT:

 

 

 

Deadline:

Entries will be accepted at the Visitor Center

from Monday, October 31, 2016 to Saturday, November 5, 2016.

The Visitor Center is open 9 AM – 4 PM daily.

Accepted entries will be on display in the auditorium from Monday, November 7, 2016.

The Reception/Award Presentation will be Sunday, November 13, 2016 in the Visitor Center Auditorium at 1 PM.

 

 

Rules: Entries that do not comply will be disqualified.

  • ß  The contest is open to all artists.
  • ß  Each artist may submit one or two original works of art.
  • ß  No giclees and no previous award winners will be accepted.
  • ß  No photography-we have a separate photography contest in the winter season.
  • ß  The subject must be inspired by a “Loxahatchee vision…”
  • ß  Any media or mixed media may be used (except photographs).
  • ß  Each entry must be framed and ready for hanging. Wrapped canvas  or painted edges are OK
  • ß  Each entry can be no more than 36″ on a side including the frame.
  • ß  Please label the back with a card securely attached stating the title of the work, the media type, the artists’ name, and the sale price.
  • ß  Friends of Loxahatchee will use their best efforts to sell the entries and will retain 25% of the sale price as a contribution to the Refuge.
  • ß  Each artist will be expected to remove their art no later than Monday, January 23, 2017.

    Categories: Entries will be judged on technical excellence, originality, creativity, visual impact, and artistic merit. Judges decisions are final.

  • ß  There are two categories – Novice (up to age 18) and Adult (age 18 and above).
  • ß  Each category will be awarded a First Prize ($250); a Second Prize ($150); and a Third Prize ($100)
  • ß  Judges may designate up to 3 entries in each category as Honorable Mentions.
  • ß  Judges may decide not to award cash prizes if there are less than 10 entries in that category.Entry Fee and Form: A check or money order made to the Friends of Loxahatchee must accompany the completed entry form. Place both in an envelope labeled Friends Art Contest and bring to the Visitor Center with your entry.

ß Novice (free)

ß Friends members and Refuge staff ($5.00)

ß All others  ($25)

Loxahatchee Visions Contest Entry Form

I understand and agree to the contest rules and conditions and certify that the entry is my own original work.

Signature:______________________

Date:___________

Email:_______________________________

Phone:______________________

Street Address:__________________________________

City: ________________________

State: ________                 Zip:__________

 

PLEASE CHECK APPROPRIATE CATEGORY:

Ο   Adult

Ο   Novice

Title of Entry:

1.________________________________________

2.________________________________________

For participants under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must complete the following: I have read the contest rules and his/her participation is with my permission.

Print Name___________________________

Signature____________________________

Date____________

 

Questions?

Call or email Elinor Williams 561-496-4305 elinor@loxahatcheefriends.com

For more information about Loxahatchee Friends:

www.loxahatcheefriends.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

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Friends Of Loxahatchee Invite You To Plein Air Exhibit At Visitor Center And Call For Photo Contest

The Friends of Loxahatchee continue to show the many sides of this National Wildlife Refuge that is right in our own backyard.  The Plein Air Palm Beach Artists hosted a paint-out at Loxahatchee and are exhibiting 33 paintings until April 14th at the Visitor’s Center.  Beginning on May 1st, the Exhibit will focus on Photography at Loxahatchee. The Rickie Report shares the details of the Plein Air Exhibit, the Photography Contest and Exhibit at this National treasure, to which everyone is invited. 

 

 

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Friends of the Arthur R. Marshall

Loxahatchee

National Wildlife Refuge

Invite You:

 

Plein Air Paintings:  

Now through April 14, 2016

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Photography Exhibit: 

Opening Reception/Awards

Sunday, May 1, 2016

1 PM

Wine and cheese reception to follow

 

The Visitor Center

Open daily 9-4

The Loxahatchee NWR is at 10216 Lee Road Boynton Beach 33473

The main entrance and Visitor Center are located at:

10216 Lee Road      Boynton Beach, FL 33473

 

 

Main entrance: 2 miles south of Boynton Beach Blvd, West off US 441/SR7

Plein Air at Loxahatchee

 

 

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Organized by Ralph Papa, Donna Walsh and Plein Air Palm Beach Artists

 

 

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The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge preserves a portion of the once vast northern Everglades.

 

 

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It provides habitat and protection for endangered wildlife such as the snail kite and the wood stork and the formerly endangered American alligator.

 

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It is 143,954 acres of northern Everglades and cypress swamp, protecting the integrity of the remaining Everglades ecosystem.

 

 

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“There are no other Everglades in the world. They are, they have always been, one of the unique regions of the earth; remote, never wholly known. Nothing anywhere else is like them.” – Marjory Stoneman Douglas

 

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PHOTO CONTEST

 

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge 33rd Annual Photography Contest

Sponsored by The Friends of the Loxahatchee Refuge

 

 Photo contest coordinator is Cathy Patterson, and photo judge panel from the Everglades Photo Society.

For additional information AND MODEL RELEASE FORM

please visit

http://www.evergladesphotosociety.org/loxcontest/

Deadline: Entries will be accepted from Saturday, January 9, 2016 to Sunday, April 17, 2016. Entries can be dropped off or mailed to the Refuge Visitor Center. Entries sent by mail must be received no later than Saturday, April 16, 2016.

Rules: Entries that do not comply with the rules will be disqualified.

  • ß  The contest is open to all photographers except members of the Everglades Photographic Society.
  • ß  All entries must be taken within boundaries of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge (LNWR), StormwaterTreatment Area 1 (STA-1W and STA-1E), Wellington Environmental Park, Strazzulla Tract Wetlands, and Water Conservation Area 2(WCA 2A and WCA 2B).
  • ß  Each submission is limited to a total of no more than 5 images.  No more than 2 submissions per photographer.
  • ß  Submitted entries must be the original work of the photographer, and the photographer must own the copyright to the image. The photographer retains the copyright of the submitted images but must agree to allow the LNWR to use and publish the submitted entries without further compensation to the copyright holder.
  • ß  Photos that have won awards in previous LNWR photo contests may not be resubmitted. Photos that have been published or sold may not be submitted.
  • ß  Photos containing recognizable images of people must be accompanied by a model release. More information about the model release and the release form can be obtained at the contest web site: http://www.evergladesphotosociety.org/loxcontest/
  • ß  Submissions must be digital, and they must be submitted on a CD, DVD, or USB flash drive. Photos that were taken with a film camera must be scanned in and submitted on a CD, DVD, or USB flash drive. Digital support is available if needed by contacting the EvergladesPhotographic Society at loxcontest@evergladesphotosociety.org
  • ß  High-resolution JPEG images, measuring at least 2000 pixels on the longest side, may be copied on as many CDs, DVDs, or USB flash drives as needed. These will be the images used for final judging and publication/exhibition. If you prefer, you may simply submit the original JPEG image as taken by the camera.
  • ß  Each image must be labeled with your first and last name, image title, and category it is to enter. For example: FirstLast-Title-Category.jpg. If you know the common name of the species photographed, please include it in your title.
  • ß  Each CD, DVD, or USB flash drive must bear the photographer’s name, phone number, and e-mail address. Media used to submit entries will not be returned.All photographs, except those submitted as Artistic, should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization will be disqualified. Acceptable: adjustments to color, contrast, brightness and sharpness; removal of dust and scratches; cropping; black and white conversions. High Dynamic Range imaging is acceptable in all categories. Stitching is acceptable in Landscapes. Unacceptable, except for Artistic: composites (combination of two or more photos, not of the same scene); the addition, duplication, deletion or moving of objects in the photos; digital effects that do not show the scene in its natural way.1 People may be included in photos in all categories except Avian, Fauna, and Flora.

Categories: Entries will be judged on technical excellence, originality, creativity, visual impact, and artistic merit. All decisions of the judges are final.
ß Avian – Birds in their natural habitat.

ß Fauna – Animals (other than Birds) in their natural habitat, including close-ups of invertebrates.

ß Flora – Plants in their natural habitat, including close-ups of flowers, fungi, lichen, and algae.

ß Landscapes – Expansive and dramatic views of the land and its features.

ß Artistic – Artistic compositions in nature both natural and manipulated in post processing (infrared, unlimited digital manipulation).

ß Youth – Any entry of up to 5 photographs by photographers under 18 years of age. Each photograph must fit into one of the categories above.

Entry Fee: A check or money order in the amount of $20 (US) must be included with your entry and made out to Friends of the Loxahatchee Refuge. Friends of the Loxahatchee Refuge members and Refuge Staff may enter the contest for $10 (US). Participants in the youth category may enter the contest for free.

Entry Form: Each submission MUST be accompanied by a completed entry form with ALL information clearly filled out.

Submission: Entries can be dropped off or mailed to the Refuge Visitor Center at:

Prizes: If there are less than ten entries in any category, the judges may choose not to award prizes in that category. One grand prize of $150 (US) will be awarded. Awards for each category:

ß 1st Place – $75 ß 2nd Place – $50 ß 3rd Place – $25

Winning images may be cropped to 8×10 or other sizes for exhibition at the Refuge Visitor Center and other venues.

1 As stated by the National Wildlife Federation Photo Contest, with small modifications.

Loxahatchee Photo Contest
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge 10216 Lee Road
Boynton Beach, Florida 33473-4797

Name:
Address:
City:
Telephone:
Entry Information:

Sponsored by The Friends of the Loxahatchee Refuge

Contest Entry Form

State:

E-mail:

Zip:

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge 33rd Annual Photography Contest

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Categories: Artistic, Avian, Fauna, Flora, Landscape, Youth

 

 

I am a Friends Member, Refuge Volunteer, or Refuge Staff Member (Entry Fee $10)

I am entering in the Youth (Under 18) category (FREE)

None of the above (Entry Fee $20)

 

Entering the 2016 contest grants the Friends of the Loxahatchee Refuge and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service the right to reproduce, modify, publish, and publicly display the submitted photographs in print or electronic form for educational and promotional purposes without compensation and without notice to the photographer. The submitted photographs will become the property of the Refuge. All other rights to these images will be retained by the photographer. Photos containing recognizable images of people must be accompanied by a model release.

 

 

More information about the model release and the release form can be obtained at the contest web site: http://www.evergladesphotosociety.org/loxcontest/

 

 

Entries will be accepted at the Refuge Visitor Center on Lee Road between January 9, 2016 and April 17, 2016. Entries sent by mail must be received no later than April 16, 2016. Please note: The contest ends on a Sunday.

I understand and agree to the contest rules and conditions and certify that all photo entries were produced by me. Signature: Date:

For additional information please visit http://www.evergladesphotosociety.org/loxcontest/

For participants under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must complete the following:

I have read the contest rules and his/her participation is with my permission.

Print Name  __________________

Signature _________________________

Date _______________

ABOUT LOXAHATCHEE:

 

The Refuge is open from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. every day.

The Visitor Center is open every day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is closed on Christmas Day and Thanksgiving.

Automobile……..$5.00
Pedestrian …….. $1.00
Several kinds of entrance passes can be purchased for those who frequently visit National Wildlife Refuges and other federal recreational fee areas.
An annual pass to this Refuge can be purchased for $12.

No pets or camping are allowed on the Refuge.

Contact Information

Friends of the Loxahatchee Refuge
P.O. Box 6777
Delray Beach, FL 33482-6777
Email Us – info@loxahatcheefriends.com
Visitor Center, Gift Shop, General Information:
Tel: (561) 734-8303

 

 

 

 

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

Kirsten Hines: Writer, Photographer and Environmental Educator Shows Artwork and Books At Numerous South Florida Venues

Kirsten Hines is a writer, photographer and environmental educator. She’s had her lunch stolen by monkeys in the forests of Borneo, battled crocodiles in Australia, faced down a bowl of boiled frogs in China and checked off her last continent with penguins in the Antarctic.   The Rickie Report is honored to share this article about her work and is eager for you to meet her at one of many opportunities in Southeast Florida.  While she will have to tell you herself about being stashed under thorny bushes by Maasi in Kenya, we bring you some sneak peeks of her photos and details of upcoming events.  She is available to speak for groups- you will be spellbound by her stories! Meet Kirsten this weekend at the Delray Beach Festival Of The Arts!

 

 

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Kirsten Hines at FAPA Awards

 

 

 

Kirsten has traveled the world, and as she continues her journeys, we are luck enough to be able to come along by seeing her photography, reading her books and listening to her lectures.  When Kirsten explores, she spends long periods of time in the natural environment.  “I spent three years wandering the wilds of Borneo, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, Laos and taught in China”.  Her blog entries are not like reading a novel – you feel like you are there with her!

 

 

 

 

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Pygmy Sloth, Photo by Kirsten Hines

 

Kirsten Hines tells The Rickie Report, “Focused on conservation and nature travel, I am a writer, photographer, and environmental educator with an M.Sc. in biology. I was raised in the Philippines but have been based in Miami since 1998”.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mountain Gazelles , Photo by Kirsten Hines

 

 

 

Birders will be amazed and wildlife lovers will be enthralled.   Her “Nature & Travel” blog includes reviews, tips, travelogues, and general nature, plus travel-related tales, written in a creative non-fiction style. Most entries are illustrated by her photography, and more of her images can be seen on her website’s photo gallery.  The black-necked stilt and red-masked parakeets are from the “South Florida Birds and Gardens” collection, Canyon Reflections and Shifting Sands are from the “Nature in Abstract collection”, and the mountain gazelles and pygmy sloth are from the “Nature and Travel” collection. 

 

 

 

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Black-Necked Stilt, Photo by Kirsten Hines

 

 

 

Upcoming Art Festivals & Exhibitions:

Delray Beach Festival of the Arts: January 23-24, 2016 @ Downtown Delray Beach

Wellington ArtFest: January 30-31, 2016 @ Wellington Amphitheater

St. Stephen’s Art Show: February 13-15, 2016 @ Coconut Grove

Key Biscayne Arts Festival: March 19-20, 2016 @ Village Green, Key Biscayne

Las Olas Art Fair: April 2-3, 2016 @ Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale

 

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Canyon Reflections, Photo by Kirsten Hines

Upcoming Presentations:

 

January 28, 2016 – 7:00pm @ Curtiss Mansion, Miami Springs (Key Biscayne history)

*February 1, 2016 – 12:15pm @ Wellington Garden Club, Wellington

*February 2, 2016 – 7:00pm @ Audubon of the Western Everglades, Naples

*February 4, 2016 – 1:30pm @ Key West Garden Club, Key West

February 16, 2016 – 7:30pm @ Palm Beach Florida Native Plant Society, West Palm Beach

February 23, 2016 – 7:00pm @ Palmetto Bay Garden Club, Palmetto Bay

March 17, 2016 – 12:00pm @ Key Biscayne Community Center, Key Biscayne

*April 25, 2016 – 7:30pm @ Tropical Fern & Exotic Plant Society, Coral Gables

*Attendance dependent upon membership or requires a fee for non-members.

 

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Parakeets, Photo by Kirsten Hines

 

For more information about Kirsten Hines:

kirstennaturetravel@gmail.com

Check out my books: Attracting Birds to South Florida Gardens, Birds of Fairchild, Key Biscayne
Learn more at: www.KirstenNatureTravel.com
Follow me on: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

 

 

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

Don’t Miss Marine And Wildlife Art Festival And Craft Show in Stuart! Spaces Still Available For Artists

The Marine and Wildlife Art Festival and Craft Show will be held in conjunction with the 8th Annual Martin County Nautical Flea Market in Stuart, FL.  The events take place January 9 & 10 at Memorial Park.  Visitors can go to two marine events on the same weekend at the same location!  The Rickie Report shares the details and is pleased to announce that there are still spaces available for marine, wildlife and nature artists as well as craftsmen. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the artists and artisans who create photography, acrylic and oil paintings, serigraphy, watercolor, jewelry, clothing, pottery, woodcarving, quilting, metalwork, leatherwork and furniture. Celebrate handmade in the USA!  Free Parking!  Discount Admission Coupon in this article. Children 12 and under, Free admission.

 

 

 

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Marine and Wildlife Art Festival

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Craft Show

 In Conjunction With

8th Annual Martin County Nautical Flea Market

 

 

January 9-10, 2016

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 

 Admission $7. (Discount Coupon Below)  Children 12 and Under – FREE

 

 

 

 

Memorial Park    

300 SE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, Florida 33494

 

 

 

Event promoter, Larry Burdgick tells The Rickie Report, “Memorial Park is the perfect venue for The Marine and Wildlife Art Festival and Craft Show.  It is right in the heart of Martin County and offers the space we need along with free great parking for our guests. It is close to upscale downtown Stuart and makes “buying American” easy. You’ll have an opportunity to meet and support the artisans and craftsman who have created the work they are exhibiting”.

 

 

 

Marine, wildlife and nature artists and craftsmen will be exhibiting and selling their work, including:Photography, acrylic and oil paintings, serigraphy, watercolor, jewelry, clothing, pottery, woodcarving, quilting, metalwork, leatherwork and furniture.

 

 

 

 

 

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For more information, discount tickets, vendor applications, special hotel rates and specific driving directions contact Under the Sun Promotions, Inc.

Visit the Marine and Wildlife Art Festival and Craft Show website:

http://www.MarineWildlifeArtFestivalCraftShow.com

or call 954-205-7813, FAX: 561-395-5389

For information on the nautical flea market go to:

www.FLNauticalFleaMarket.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

Wellington Art Society Features Chinese Brush Painting With Internationally Renown Artist, Susan Wilders

The Wellington Art Society will feature local artist and teacher Susan Wilders at their November 11, 2015 meeting, to be held at Bootz Culture Camp in Royal Palm Beach.  Everyone is invited to the Meet and Greet, which begins at 6:30, followed by a short meeting and member spotlight. Susan is an accomplished Chinese Brush Painting artist. Susan has been painting in the styles of the Edo and Lingnan schools for 20 years. She studied Chinese Brush Painting and Japanese Sumi-e from two of our country’s foremost masters, Mr. Chow Chian-Chiu and Mrs. Chow Leung Chen-Ying.

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

FEATURES

SUSAN WILDERS

CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING

Wednesday, November 11th

6:30 pm

Bootz Culture Camp

420 State Road 7     Unit 120       

Royal Palm Beach, FL

 

 

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Chinese Brush Painting by Susan Wilders

 

 

The Wellington Art Society will feature local artist and teacher Susan Wilders at their November 11, 2015 meeting at Bootz Culture Camp, 420 State Road 7, room 120, Royal Palm Beach. Meet and greet will begin at 6:30, followed by a short meeting and member spotlight.

 

 

 

 

 

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Chinese Brush Painting by Susan Wilders

The demonstrator for the evening will be Susan Wilders, accomplished Chinese Brush Painting artist. Susan has been painting in the styles of the Edo and Lingnan schools for 20 years. She studied Chinese Brush Painting and Japanese Sumi-e from two of our country’s foremost masters, Mr. Chow Chian-Chiu and Mrs. Chow Leung Chen-Ying.

 

 

 

 

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Chinese Brush Painting by Susan Wilders

As Susan says, “Teachers open the door, but you must enter”. She entered that door twenty years ago and feels the joy of Chinese painting has enriched her life. Underlying the simplicity of the composition is a philosophy that sees a unifying pattern of life in all natural forms. Bamboo signifies the will to survive; the orchid represents the Yin energy; the plum blossoms re-emergence and continuity of life and the chrysanthemum associates fragrant plants with ideals of moralistic behavior and the changing of the seasons.

 

 

 

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Chinese Brush Painting by Susan Wilders

From these four, all subjects can be created with beautiful strokes and the right amount of ink, water and pressure. The spirit of the brush brings flowers, birds, animals and landscapes to life.

 

 

 

 

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Chinese Brush Painting by Susan Wilders

Susan Wilders teaches her art at the Armory Art Center and Morikami Museum, as well as various school programs in Palm Beach County and the state art program for special needs adults and children. She has conducted workshops and given lectures and demonstrations at the Norton Museum. Her work has been shown in many Florida shows and the Charles Sumner Museum in Washington, D.C. Susan’s paintings are in collections throughout the United States and Europe.

 

 

 

About Wellington Art Society:

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization. In its 35th year, WAS 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.

For further information visit:

wellingtonartsociety.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