What’s In A Name? Ask The Winner Of Alan Halpern’s Contest Who Named His Newest Painting, Plus Holiday Savings On Collectibles And Original Art

When Alan Halpern paints, the last thing he is thinking about is a title.  That is why he turned to The Rickie Report readers and offered “naming rights” for his latest painting.  A product of Columbia Motion Pictures, the Pratt Institute, and Dell Publishing, Alan’s experience has depth.  As we unveil the winner and the name chosen, Alan notes that he is offering 10% discount on all collectibles (pillows, jigsaw puzzles, blankets, t-shirts) and 15% discount on original art for the holidays including his famous iconic celebrities.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details here.

 

 

 

www.halpsart.com

 

 

 

AND    THE    WINNING    NAME    IS:

 

 

 

“Blue Eyed Soldier” original painting by Alan Halpern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alan calls the winner, Barbara Lyons, from Port St. Lucie, FL.

 

 

 

 

Barbara chose a Museum reproduction Canvas framed print of the original painting, which she titled “Blue Eyed Solder” 

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Halpern was born in the Bronx, NY and grew up in LIC. He tells The Rickie Report, “My interest in art germinated when I landed a job at Columbia Motion Pictures working in the print/mailroom. There I spent hours visiting the art department making friends and watching the artists create movie posters and 3D displays. I was then accepted by Pratt Institute, a prestigious Art School. Four years later, I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Upon graduation, my first professional  job was a graphic designer at Dell Publishing designing sales and promotional materials for future books to be published. I went on to establish my own marketing/sales promotional design firm in Manhattan until retiring to Southern Florida”.

 

 

 

Alan Halpern with one of his artworks at an Exhibition

 

 

 

 

Alan goes on to say, “I became a member of the Boca Museum of Art and attended theMuseum’s art school. With my background in graphic design, I create portraits of people and animals. With my unique style and use of color, I qualified for Signature Membership in the Boca Artists Guild, a select group of juried artists”.  Alan has been one of the leaders of the Guild and continues to take classes to hone his artistry.  Renown artist and teacher, Miles Laventhall tells The Rickie Report, ” I’ve been working together with Alan Halpern in Masters’ Studio since 2016.  As a seasoned artist he brings a history of culture and experience rarely seen.  Never without a smile and kind word, Al comes to work with an unfettered confidence  and approaches his canvases as a time to celebrate his heroes in history and contemporary life. The subjects he chooses and personal aesthetic are as colorful as he is.  The paintings he creates are visual reminders of life, full of potential and goodwill.  Al, we are blessed and inspired by you, and look forward to many more years of creativity together”.

 

 

 

 

 

15%   Discount  On   All  Original   Art

 

 

 

“Bruno Mars” by Alan Halpern

 

 

Alan’s new website just launched, sharing his signature style and use of bold colors with viewers.  His unique and artistic presentation of different subjects brings smiles to our faces. While he sometimes winks at historic figures, Alan’s paintings bring new life to these icons. Norma, a classmate of Alan’s tells The Rickie Report, “Each stroke is a measured ode to his skill with color and palette ultimately composing a symphony on canvas! Alan creates art that makes him feel good which through his vision he is able to achieve harmony beauty and splendor”.  We could not agree more!

 

 

 

 

 

“Elton John” by Alan Halpern

 

 

 

 

As you browse Alan’s website,  you can purchase Original paintings.  If you are looking for the perfect gift for yourself or someone else, peruse Collectibles which include Museum quality canvas prints, Metal prints,  T-Shirts, Throw Pillows, Blankets and Puzzles!  Bring a Celebrity home for dinner from his “Famous People” category. As he states, “It’s not what you look at that matters… It’s what you see” and you can choose from some colorful contemporary portraits.  Alan’s animals can truly be loved unconditionally!  For all ages and stages of life, Alan’s artistry gives the viewer such joy!

 

 

 

10 %   Discount  On   All  Collectibles

 

 

Alan’s images are available as prints, pillow, jigsaw puzzles and T-shirts!  Perfect for Gift-giving!

 

 

From Betsy Ross to Blondie and Bruno Mars, Alan digs into the personality and reveals the inner essence of people.  Visual Artist, Ana Tamayo tells us, “Alan Halpern is a painter with a very positive view of life and a caring personality. Alan’s connection with people is reflected in his expressive portraits of celebrities where the composition and use of color flow naturally and seemingly, without any effort on the canvas. His sense of design and his experience as a graphic designer are unquestionable.  His works of art are a cheerful reminder to smile!”

 

 

“Zebra” by Alan Halpern

 

 

Alan’s artworks have been exhibited in a number of juried art shows, including: Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Artists Guild Gallery, Living Room Gallery at FAU University, ArtServe Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL., Sugar Sands Park & Community Center, Boca Raton Museum Art School, and Polo Club Boca Raton Arts & Craft Show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact Alan Halpern :

Email:  alan@halpsArt.com

Call:  561-443-7581

Visit:   halpsArt.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Boca Artists’ Guild Represents South Florida’s Finest Painters, Sculptors, Photographers And Jewelry Artists. Enjoy Free Admission, Parking At Opening Reception On May 3

The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art invites the public to visit their new gallery on Friday, May 3 and meet the artists!  The Guild represents some of South Florida’s finest painters, sculptors, photographers, and jewelry artists!  Browse the carefully juried and curated exhibits and find the perfect artwork for your home or office!  The Rickie Report shares the details here, including more about joining the Guild. Please note: The Guild’s Gallery has moved from Delray Beach to Boca Raton!

 

 

 

 

2910 N. Federal Hwy   Boca Raton, FL 33431  (In Elegance Plaza)

bocamuseum.org       guild@bocamuseum.org

Gallery Hours:  TUE – SAT: 10AM – 6PM      SUN: 1 – 5PM

561.278.7877

 

 

 

 

ARTISTS   GUILD   GALLERY   OPENING   RECEPTION

 

 

FRIDAY,   MAY   3

 

 

 6:00 – 8:00  PM

 

Free admission & Parking      

Open to the Public

 

 

2910 N. Federal Hwy   Boca Raton, FL 33431  

(In Elegance Plaza)

 

 

 

 

 

The Artists Guild is an auxiliary of the Boca Raton Museum of Art and was established in its current form in 1984 by the Board of Trustees of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. The Guild comprises hundreds of members, many of whom exhibit at the Artists Guild Gallery on Federal Highway in Boca Raton, FL.

 

 

Steve Nash tells The Rickie Report, “We very much encourage your participation in the Artists Guild. Our organization is vibrant and growing because of the interest and excitement of our members. It is not necessary to participate in the Artists Guild Gallery in Boca Raton to be an active member of our Guild. We have many exciting exhibition venues beyond the Artists Guild Gallery in Boca Raton”.

 

 

Become active and get the most out of your experience with The Artists Guild!  There are three levels of participation with the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild: Associate, Signature, and Participating Signature members.  

 

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT:

  • Support the Boca Raton Museum of Art (BRMA).
  • Provide an association of artists in all media to interchange ideas, support and educate members and provide quality venues for the exhibition of their original fine art.
  • Treat members and customers with respect and dignity.
  • To contribute to the cultural climate of South Florida.
  • Grow our organization.

Gallery view

 

ARTISTS GUILD HISTORY:

 

In 1950, Boca Raton had a population of less than 1000, with the library acting as the cultural center of the community. Community members began an “Open House,” to exhibit their individual arts and crafts accomplishments. In 1951, the Art Guild of Boca Raton was organized and later incorporated on December 12, 1954.  In 1960, five adjacent lots were purchased on West Palmetto Park Road. Construction began in 1962 and, in the fall of that year, 12 years from it’s founding, the Art Guild dedicated its first home.

 

Because of a pressing need for studio space, due to the growth of its classes, a building committee was created in 1968. On March 29, 1969, the Studio Building was dedicated. Since 1969, the growth of the Art Guild has taken many different directions. The Exhibiting Artists Guild, known as the P.A.G. or Professional Artists Guild, was formed.

 

Artists of the “Guild,” held critiques, presented demonstrations by well-known artists and were invited to exhibit their works in several hotels, corporations and clubs. In 1975, the Center changed its name to Boca Raton Center for the Arts, and 10 years later, the Boca Raton Museum of Art. In a relatively short period of time, the enthusiastic support of a group of community artists led to the foundation of the BRMCA!

 

In 1997, the name was changed to Boca Museum Artist Guild. Membership was opened to the community. Guild membership was divided into two categories: Associate and Exhibiting. Guild activities have significantly contributed to positive public relations for the Museum. The Guild has participated in Boca Festival Days for 16 years; exhibited with Northern Trust Bank at their request; and provided artwork for Boca Raton Community Center, City Hall and Patch Reef Park. For two years, the Guild provided the Art Department of Pine Crest School with exhibits for teaching tools and with member lecturers. For the past three years, the Guild has participated in a joint exhibition project with the students of Boca Raton High School. Several Guild members serve as teachers at the Museum’s Art School. Additionally, Guild artists support the Museum’s Annual Auction with donated artwork and volunteers.

 

In 2000, The Artist Guild moved its exhibition center from Royal Palm Plaza to the Shops at Boca Center. Known as the Images Gallery, it offered Signature Members a first class exhibition space in a popular, commercial center. It proved to be a very positive public relations effort for both the Guild and the BRMCA. Professional artists were drawn to the center, as there was no comparable exhibition space for local artists in the tri-county area.

 

Membership in The Artists Guild doubled between 2000 and 2004. We currently have several hundred members, both artists and lovers of the arts. Increasing art sales produced real year-end contributions from The Artists Guild to the Boca Raton Museum of Art.  The Artists Guild moved to Mizner Park in Boca Raton in April 2005. Between April 2005 and September 2008, the Images Gallery was in three different Mizner Park locations. The Guild lost its space in Mizner Park and The Images Gallery closed at the end of September, 2008.  In October 2008, the Guild secured a new location for its gallery, this time on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. This new gallery, now known as The Artists Guild Gallery, reopened in November, 2008, with participation of over 100 Signature Members of The Artists Guild.

 

In September 2017, the Guild moved back to Boca Raton in a new larger space on Federal Hwy. This new gallery, known as The Artists Guild Gallery, is over 3,000 square feet. It reopened in October, 2017, with participation of over 100 Signature Members.

 

 

For detailed information about this event, future exhibits, and membership, please visit:

 

bocamuseum.org

bocamuseum.org/artistsguild

For more information:

Steve Nash:  spnash@aol.com

 

 

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Carl Schneider Collaborates With Mother Nature As He Creates One-Of-A-Kind Wood Turned Pieces At Artisans On The Ave

Carl Schneider turns discarded and reclaimed pieces of wood into awe inspiring functional and decorative artworks.  Artisans On The Ave features Carl’s wood artistry at a free reception on Wednesday, February 27Carl will be speaking about his works as you peruse his varied designs. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

ARTISANS   ON   THE   AVE

  PRESENTS:

CARL    SCHNEIDER

Free, Public Opening Reception:

Wednesday, February 27 

 

6  –  9   pm

 

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162      561-582-3300

Gallery Hours:
Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

 

Wood artistry by Carl Schneider

 

 

 

What is wood turning? How is it different from wood cutter? How one can find a piece of wood that will be transformed into a future beautiful vase or a mirror frame? Artisans On The Ave’s  wood turner artist, Carl Schneider, will answer all these questions and share some other secrets of his work. 

 

Wood Turned Vase by Carl Schneider

 

 

 

 

Carl loves collaborating with Mother Nature to create useful and beautiful objects from wood. He relates, “These objects combine the art of nature and the nature of the artist.” After trees are cut down for other reasons, artists like Carl extend the trees’ lives by creating objects that people will use, enjoy, and last an eternity.

 

 

Wood turned vessel by Carl Schneider

 

 

 

 

Carl Schneider is a retired electronic engineer. In 1997 after taking a wood-turning class, he became so passionate about wood turning that he joined two chapters of the American Association of Wood Turners! He perfected his skills by attending hands-on workshops with many professional world class wood-turners. He creates many types of pieces, enhancing the natural character of wood and embellishing them with texturing, carving and coloring. Carl demonstrates and teaches wood-turning at the Palm Beach County Wood Turners workshop and his own studio. Carl sells many of his turnings and wins awards at art exhibits. Carl has been a member of the Boca Raton Museum of Art Guild and participates at local galleries.

 

 

Wood Turned piece by Carl Schneider

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460
www.artisansontheave.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Open House On August 26 And New Fall Classes For Teens, Adults, Children At Boca Raton Museum Art School

Back to School isn’t just for kids!  The Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School announces an OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, August 26th. It will be a fun afternoon to meet teachers, visit the studios, see demonstrations of art techniques such as drawing, painting, pottery, making sculpture, and jewelry making. Enter the Free raffle for art supplies. Experience the free life drawing workshop. PLUS: Register for a fall class during Open House AND receive $20 off. (If you can’t make to open house, you can register on line on this date, August 26, and get the $20 off !   Fall classes for adults, teens, and children 
begin Tuesday, September 5. The Rickie Report shares the details!

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School

 

Free And Open To The Public

 

OPEN HOUSE

 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26

1 – 4 PM

Studio Visits!

Meet the Faculty!

$20 Discount on Registration!

 

 

Free Life Drawing Workshop

 1 to 3:30pm

 

Free Raffle Drawing for Art Supplies!

 

 

Meet the faculty

 

 

The Art School is increasing its evening and Saturday classes and expanding it ceramics department, offering additional pottery classes and Figurative Clay Sculpture class. The Art School is a community of people interested in art.

 

 

 

 Visit the studios!

 

 

With over 100 classes each month there is something for everyone from absolute beginners to experienced artist. Studio classes are conducted in seven studio areas: ceramics, drawing, jewelry arts, painting, photography, sculpture and textiles.

 

 

 

Classes for Teens, Adults, Children!

The Art School is the teaching branch of the cultural campus comprised of the Art School, Artists’ Guild and Museum. Originally the Artists’ Guild conducted classes in Mizner-designed Boca Raton Hotel. In 1962 the Guild constructed the building on West Palmetto Park Road which served as Museum and Art School until 2001 when the Museum opened in Mizner Park.

 

 

 

For more information about these classes and more:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Al Rojas’ Artistic Path Generates Abstract Imagery With Figurative Human Images

Alvaro (Al) Rojas, born in Colombia S.A., moved with his family at the age of ten to Astoria, Queens N.Y.  He attended Jacksonville University and Florida International University (FIU), including art classes. At FIU, where he graduated with a Bachelor in Engineering, a class on art critique set Al on a 40 year path to develop his art and techniques. Groups of geometric and figurative forms on abstract backgrounds or cityscapes are the main theme of Al’s works. His goal is for viewers to see an interesting color combination, a new line or form and to have their imaginations stimulated. The Rickie Report is pleased to share an interview with this innovative creator and some of his award-winning images.

 

AL   ROJAS

Art for Al has been a way to take time out of the corporate world and has been a source of reflection and tranquility. His art provides a different perspective for his daily activities were he can explore his inner thoughts and organize his life’s direction.

 

AlrojasAbsinthe Drinker

 

“Absinthe Drinker” by Al Rojas

 

TRR: How did you begin creating your artwork?

 AR:

I’ve been drawing from childhood, imitating an uncle who liked drawing, but it wasn’t until college where I attended a couple of art classes and began to seriously paint. One class in particular was about art critique and it set me off on an exploratory path for the following 40 years that eventually lead to the works that I create today.

 

 

AlRojasYellow Panel

“Yellow Panel” by Al Rojas

 

 

TRR: What inspired you at that time?

AR:

 

I believe it was the teacher who challenged me to question what it was I was doing and search for my own art identity.

 

 

 

AlrojasIntaglios copy

“Intaglios” by Al Rojas

 

 

 

TRR: What inspires you now?

AR:

I was influenced by a number of 20th century movements, primarily cubism and sub-realism; these periods in art have shaped my imagery. Abstract expressionism and other later movements have influenced the process of my works, giving me the freedom to experiment with a limited number of materials to create compositions seen by my mind’s eye.

 

 

My main source of inspiration have been my life’s experiences, growing up Colombia and Queens N.Y., my schooling, and working and traveling throughout the Americas during my corporate career, come to be incorporated and manifested in my art. I still continue to search and understand what it is that I do and why I do it; this search is what inspires me the most.

 

 

AlrojasSilent-Morning

“Silent Morning” by Al Rojas

 

 

 

TRR: Tell us about your life story.

AR:

After a couple of art classes in college, I dedicated myself to getting an Engineering degree and later a Masters degree. For the past 40 years my engineering and business career was my primary driver and focus… creating 2D works was a secondary activity that helped me escape the pressure of work, especially in the last ten years.  One aspect of my working life that did help my artistic work was the large amount of traveling all over Latin America, US and Canada that I did. These experiences provided a great deal of visual stimulus and long periods of time to develop ideas that I used during the time I had for painting.

AlRojasLosing my religion

“Losing My Religion” by Al Rojas 

 

 

 

 

TRR  Did you try other mediums?

AR:

I have concentrated on using acrylics, because they provide the results that work best with the process I have developed..they complement the process very well and with a few tools, some pencils, some use of ink and watercolors provide the best combination of mediums I can find. I originally tried oil painting, followed by ink and water colors. It was the watercolors and an exploration of the medium that led to acrylics.

 

AlRojasWindow

“Windows” by Al Rojas

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRR: What led you to your current style?

AR:

I am interested in creating images and form without any pre-conception of the outcome. The works are process-oriented and I let the intermediate results guide me to a finished work. I start by floating various liquid mediums, such as ink, acrylic ink, watercolors and acrylics in water on a vertical pane of glass, manipulating the effects and adding (drawing or painting) or removing (scratching / ripping) areas of the work in process. I primarily use an eye dropper to place the liquid mediums on the glass trying to be as controlled as possible to create areas that can be used to build space, images, buildings or figures. If the medium gets out of control, I scratch/etch it to make lines and forms, eventually developing a complete composition.

 

 

 The composition develops from floating the acrylic ink and letting time and gravity start the creative process. As the “puddles” dry, I can visualize what the next step is and take it step by step bringing out line, figure(s), background / foreground and space.  Once I finish the wet process, I cover the results with a clear acrylic medium. Once the acrylic medium dries, I cut it up into additional shapes, paint over it and lift it from the glass for further painting on the back side prior to mounting it on a Plexiglas panel or paper.

 

 

 

My works attempt to balance the abstract with the representational, colorful at times with geometric forms to assist in putting order to the composition. Due to what seems as a chaotic process, I tend to produce primarily abstract imagery, but as I control the process, I have been able to produce representational/figurative images, primarily human figures.

 

AlRojasGalactic Cemetary

“Galactic Cemetery” by Al Rojas

 

 

TRR: Have you seen your style change over the years? What has influenced any changes?

AR:

 

Yes, from very abstract works that looked like early satellite imagery with little to no composition, I have moved to a more controlled results that have better composition and balance. I strongly feel the need to control the results of a very chaotic process, in order to show that the finished work was done with a good deal of conscientious effort and not just a total random result…that the work has an intellect behind it and not just something that looks pretty.

 

AlRojasAce-King-Queen

“Ace, King, Queen” by Al Rojas

 

 

 

 

TRR:  What advice do you give to an emerging artist?

AR:

 

Works of art are not a slam dunk, just because you have a good technique or ease of hand and skill. You have to work at it to try to understand what it is you are trying to achieve and why.

 

 

AlRojasShaman Pointing the Way

“Shaman Pointing The Way” by Al Rojas

 

 

 

TRR: What is most challenging as an artist?

AR:

 

After completing a work that takes me to a new point/level, starting a new one is the most challenging. The “what now” or “what next” question can really be difficult to overcome and get going again.

 

 

AlRojasPixelating Sky

“Pixelating Sky” by Al Rojas

 

 

 

 

TRR: Where can people find your work?

AR:

I hope people will visit Art On Park Gallery, visit the website, my Facebook Page and contact me.

 

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/

 

Email Al Rojas: adrojas987@aol.com

 

Website link – http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/#!al-rojas/c20za

Facebook link – https://www.facebook.com/alvaro.rojas.92123

 

General Overview of Exhibitions:

City of Palm Beach Gardens – GardensArt Exhibit – Spring 2006 Juried Art Exhibition
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Artist’ Guild – 2006 Winter Open Juried Art Exhibition
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Artist’ Guild – 2007 Summer Open Juried Art Exhibition
ArtAvox Spring, 2007, 2008, 2009
Boynton Beach Art in Public Places – Carolyn Sims Center, Summer 2008
Boca Raton Sugar Sand, Art in Public Places – Winter 2008, Juried Art Exhibition
Armory Art Center, Inc. Hispanic Heritage Exhibition February, 2009
City of Palm Beach Gardens – GardensArt Exhibit Spring 2010 Juried Art Exhibition
Lighthouse for the Arts – Multiple Sins Summer 2010 Juried Art Exhibition
Continuum West Palm Beach – 2016 and 2014, Juried Art Exhibition
Art on Park Gallery – numerous exhibits 2012 – 2016

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adrienne Walker’s “Symphony In Color” SOLO Exhibition At Mandel JCC In Boynton Beach Is Open To The Public

Adrienne Walker has been passionate about art and music her entire life. Using oils, watercolor and acrylics or stone, as an artist she creates worlds in many dimensions. Her work is created with passion from within, allowing brushstrokes to invite the viewer into her expressionist paintings. Adrienne’s SOLO Exhibit, “Symphony in Color”  is Open to the public and Free.  The Opening Reception takes place on Tuesday, January 12th at the Mandel JCC in Boynton Beach, Fl.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details and some sneak peeks of this versatile artist!

 

 

 

 

 

ADRIENNE  WALKER

 

SOLO Exhibition

“Symphony In Color”

 

Meet the Artist

Opening Reception

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Mandell JCC

8500 Jog Road    Boynton Beach, FL 33472

FREE but please RSVP

RSVP: 561.712.5216 or GwildaB@JCConline.com

 

ADRIENNE WALKER email

 

 

Adrienne Walker is a native New Yorker who now resides in Boynton Beach, FL.  Music and art were an integral part of growing up with her mother, who was an artist.  Together, they were always drawing, sculpting and painting.  Adrienne’s passion for the piano began at the age of eight.  She majored  in music at Adelphi University and at Queens College.  While living in the Boston, MA  area after college, Adrienne studied music and art history at Harvard University.

 

 

AdrienneWalkerSYMPHONY IN COLOR

“Symphony in Color” by Adrienne Walker  Watercolor

 

 

Twelve years ago mixed media became the focus of her attention, when Adrienne started painting with Bruce Chandler in Myrtle Beach, SC. During that time she also studied art at Coastal Carolina University, SC.  Adrienne sculpted in stone at the Sculpture studio of Frank Varga, in Delray Beach, Fl and Carrara, Italy. For over the last 8 years she has sculpted in the Willy Reed Studio in Boca Raton, FL.

 

AdrienneWalkerGEARING UP MIXED MEDIA

 

“Gearing Up” by Adrienne Walker   Mixed Media

 

 

During the summers in New York she studies and paints with Roberta Rosenthal a Watercolor Botanist and Sumi E Master painter. After moving to Delray Beach, Florida, Adrienne studied at the Boca Raton Museum of Art School where she has taken classes in oil painting with Chris Berlini and Elizabeth Reed plus Drawing and painting from a live model with Barbara Wasserman and Susan Hanssen. She has been juried into art shows there.  Recently she began painting abstracts using watercolors and acrylics with Sally Cooper.

 

AdrienneWalkerORANGE STORM MIXED MEDIA

“Orange Storm” by Adrienne Walker  Mixed Media

 

 

 

Adrienne’s work has been exhibited and received awards in many shows and galleries in New York, Florida and South Carolina including solo shows at the Delray Beach Public Library and the Rice Museum in Georgetown, South Carolina.  Using Oils, Watercolor and Acrylics or Stone, as an artist she creates worlds in many dimensions. Her work is created with passion from within, allowing brushstrokes to invite the viewer into her expressionist paintings.

 

 

 

AdrienneWalkerUNDERTHESEAMIXED MEDIA

“Under The Sea” by Adrienne Walker  Mixed Media

 

 

Adrienne shares her passion for the arts as she volunteers for many arts-related organizations, sharing her time and expertise.  She is the Treasurer of Palm Beach Watercolor Society (PBWS), as well as a member of The Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Women in The Visual Arts (WITVA), GoldCoast Watercolor Society, The Catskill Art Society (CAS) and Old Stone House Art Gallery (Grahamsville, NY).

 

 

AdriennewalkerPOSE WATERCOLOR

“Pose” by Adrienne Walker  Watercolor

 

 

  • Adrienne won an award at the Delray Center for the Arts January 2014
    for her mixed media piece titled “Comets”.
  • Three of her paintings won first,second and third place at the Grahamsville, NY Art Show
  • Second place award at the Delray Center for the arts for her painting “Windy” .
  • She won honorable mention at the Annual Juried show at the Coral Springs Museum of Art from PBWS for her abstract painting “Fireworks”

This summer she was commissioned by two interior decorators to create paintings for their clients’ homes. One 48×60 acrylic abstract in Florida and a 60×72 in New York.

 

AdrienneWalkerFOREVER FLOWERS WATERCOLOR ON YUPO

“Forever Flowers” by Adrienne Walker on YUPO Paper

For more information contact:

Adrienne Walker

516.885.4199

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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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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Bea Doone-Merena Is Featured Artist At SOLO Exhibit, Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County

When you meet Bea Doone-Merena, she is soft-spoken, immaculately dressed and certainly not one to boast of her own accomplishments.  Bea is a masterful artist whose knowledge of oil painting techniques shows in her museum quality creations. Her Renaissance Grand Masters, Figurative, Avant-Garde, Animals, Still Life and Portraits bring awe not only due to her precision but also to size.  The Rickie Report shares details and some images, as Bea prepares for her SOLO Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.  The public is invited to the Reception on Saturday, Oct. 10th.   The exhibit runs through November 7th.  DO NOT MISS THIS!

 

 

B E A   D O O N E – M E R E N A

 

SOLO  EXHIBIT

 

 

 

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“Lady with Bowl of Violets”  by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Free Public Opening Reception:

Saturday, October 10th

3 – 5  pm

Exhibit Runs Through November 7th

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County 

601 Lake Avenue       Lake Worth, FL 33460

 (561) 471-2901

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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“Self Portrait at 17” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Bea Doone-Merena tells The Rickie Report, “My greatest pleasure in life is creating art! From that time in grade school painting murals and attending art classes, I knew my greatest pleasure in life would be art. Other loves presented themselves; marriage, children, grandchildren and friends. Surrounded by their support I finally got the time to return to my first love of art”. 

 

 

 

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“Chloe and Daphne” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

 

She goes on to say, “The years had passed so I wondered how I could ever catch up. I found a way. I let the Great Masters of art’s history teach me their craft. In reproducing the finest art of the Masters, I’ve found the best teachers who ever lived!”

 

 

 

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“Vanity” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Bea tells us, “Now, I feel I have materialized the creation of the Renaissance Era in my artwork. The techniques and canvas preparations, the under paintings, rich colorful palettes, and glazes, everything needed to master a Renaissance painting. I delight the most in flesh tones for it is in these tones that the whole paint palette is used”.

 

 

 

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“Selfie” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

Oil is her favorite medium, which “flows over the canvas with a richness not found in other mediums. I apply all these wonderful lessons to bring to life the human body, nature and commissioned portraits”.

 

 

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Portrait by Bea Doone-Merena

 

“She Paints With Unwavering Passion and Boldness”

By Renée Phillips, of Manhattan Arts International

“Bea Doone-Merena is an outstanding artist who has received many accolades as a realistic painter of portraits and figures. She has been creating art all her life, from the time she was selected to paint murals in grade school”.

 

 

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“Odalisque” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

“Bea has mastered the laborious and challenging Renaissance oil painting techniques. She enjoys all steps of the process — from preparing the canvas and the systematic underpainting, to sing chiaroscuro modeling effects to give the illusion of depth, and the rich color palette and glazes  — that are required to produce her museum quality paintings”.

 

 

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“Mystic White” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

After accomplishing the Renaissance techniques as a foundation, Bea has expanded into numerous art forms. New works seem to emerge monthly. This summer her art was an explosion of accents of single color applied strategically to human body parts. They rivet the viewer to experience color shock like a contemporary painting might do. All original creations and unique framing make these one-of-a-kind pieces an investment for your growing art collection.

 

 

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“Jon” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Bea has been honored to receive many awards that include First Place, Best in Show, and People’s Choice Awards from professional organizations to include Florida State Association National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW). Her art work is in many private collections. Most recently she has received numerous commissioned portraits.  She has taken part in many SOLO and group exhibitions at museums, college, universities, galleries and retail establishments. Her artwork has been featured in numerous publications including Sun Sentinel Newspaper and Palm Beach Post, both in the state of Florida.

 

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“Youngest Granddaughter” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Over the years, Bea has held memberships and served in various Board positions within such prestigious art organizations as the: Manhattan Arts International, New York, National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW), Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Boca Raton Museum Guild, Women in Visual Arts, Professional Artists Guild and Women in Art-Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.

 

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 “Understanding Austin” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

While developing her artistic talents from daily practice of oil painting Bea has furthered her art education by attending: Burlini Studio of the Arts, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Oakland Community College (Auburn Hills, MI), Cranbrook Institute (Birmingham, MI), Birmingham Bloomfield Art Association, Museum Young Artist & Company of Ferndale.

 

 

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“Khalan” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

For more information about Bea’s artwork, please visit:

www.facebook.com/bea.doonemerena?fref=ts

www.artwanted.com

www.beadoone-merena.com

or Call  561-477-4820

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Missy Pierce Is Featured In SOLO Exhibit At Cafe Bleu And Will Benefit Aid To Victims Of Domestic Abuse

Cafe Bleu, in Delray Beach, FL is pleased to announce the opening of the SOLO exhibition “Tilt. An Exhibition Paired with Some Exceptional Coffee.” On view through May 30, are experimental abstract paintings by Florida-based artist, Missy Pierce. There will be an opportunity to meet the artist at the Public Reception on May 15, 2015.  40% of the proceeds from sales will benefit AVDA, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc.  The Rickie Report shares the details here and suggests you stop by, as more art lovers are taking note of her artistry!  Pierce’s work can be found in public and private art collections both in the United States and abroad.

 

 

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CAFE BLEU

Presents a SOLO EXHIBIT

by

Missy Pierce

“Tilt. An Exhibition Paired with Some Exceptional Coffee.”

PUBLIC RECEPTION

Friday, May 15th

6 – 8 pm

Proceeds from Sales Benefit

AVDA, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc.

Exhibit Continues Through May 30th

44 E. Atlantic Avenue      Delray Beach, FL

Hours Sunday through Thursday 7am-10:30pm / Friday and Saturday 7am to midnight

 

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“Rocky Haunts Me” by Missy Pierce

Cafe Bleu is pleased to announce the opening of the SOLO exhibition “Tilt. An Exhibition Paired with Some Exceptional Coffee.” On view through May 30, will be experimental abstract paintings by Artist Missy Pierce. There will be an opportunity to meet the artist at a reception on May 15, 2015, 6:00-8:00pm.

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“Particles.Dark. Very, Very Dark” by Missy Pierce


Café Bleu (formerly Spot Coffee) is located on 44 E. Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, FL. Cafe Bleu hours are Sunday through Thursday 7am-10:30pm / Friday and Saturday 7am to midnight.   Proceeds from art sales to help AVDA, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc. AVDA promotes violence-free relationships and social change by offering alternative choices to end violence and domestic abuse. For independent donations, please contact AVDA, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc., PO Box 6161, Delray Beach, FL 33482 (561)265-3797. http://www.AVDAONLINE.ORG

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“The Monster In The Room” by Missy Pierce

 

Pierce specializes in vibrant abstract and figurative paintings that explore the nature of, and search for, identity and inner strength. A repeated theme in her work is that of containment—especially the containment of parts of the self that are concealed in the conflicting roles played in our lives.

 

 

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” Bali” by Missy Pierce

 

Pierce tells The Rickie Report, ” I specialize in vibrant abstract paintings that explore the nature of, and search for, identity.  A theme often repeated in my work is that of “holding it together” or the “containment,” of aspects of one’s self. This dynamic is often explored in the context of domestic roles juxtaposed with conflicting roles as a feminist. In my work, I focus on the images I choose to conceal rather than project in a particular role.  My paintings represent the release of those otherwise suppressed images. “

 

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“Mommy Used To Be So Pretty” by Missy Pierce

 

She goes on to explain, “I work with acrylics, papers, and tar gel applied in multiple layers to create a canvas with texture, depth and history. My work has often been subjected to a final harmonizing agent, such as detailed pattern-making, sanding with power tools or “pours” that have been partially dissolved to reveal evocative glimpses of the underlying layers.”

 

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“The Snarl” by Missy Pierce

 

 

Pierce’s work can be found in public and private art collections both in the United States and abroad, and has been seen in numerous exhibitions. Her work may currently be seen in places as diverse as the Percy Thomson Gallery in Stratford, New Zealand to the Whole Foods Market Cafe in Boca Raton, 1400 Glades Road and the West Boca Imaging Center on 7070 W. Palmetto Park Rd.

 

 

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Missy Pierce Unveiling Art in Public Places Fish in Pompano Beach, FL

 

Pierce was recently commissioned by the City of Pompano Beach to paint one of the twelve five-foot-tall fish sculptures that were installed in public locations along East Atlantic Avenue in Pompano Beach, FL.  She  volunteers as an instructor of elementary school children on group art projects, and has artwork in the permanent collections of the Eastern Institute of Technology Art Department, 17th International Collage Exhibition (Napier, New Zealand), and University of Wisconsin Art Dept.,16th International Collage Exhibition (Marshfield, WI). She has exhibited the City of Dania Beach City Hall (Dania Beach, FL), Kavanagh Gallery (St. Charles, IL), Rosetti Fine Art Gallery (Wilton Manors, FL), 16th International Collage Exhibition, outofsight.co.nz/Ice16,  Art Florida 2014, Broward Art Guild (Fort Lauderdale, FL), EARTH, Broward Art Guild (Fort Lauderdale, FL) and many more.

 

 

 

Missy Pierce’s Memberships and Affiliations include:

• Saatchi Art, http://www.saatchiart.com/profiles/portfolio/id/616919

• Society 6 http://society6.com/missypierce

• International Society of Acrylic Painters

• Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA), Corresponding Secretary to the Board, 2011-present.

• Boca Raton Museum of Art Guild, Associate Member 2011-2012

• Broward Art Guild, Associate Member 2014-present

• South Florida Artists’ Association, 2014-present

• National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), 2014-present

 

Pierce attended the Boca Raton Museum of Art School (2010-2014),  University of San Diego, School of Law, J.D. (1989) and Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Florida Atlantic University (2014-2015).

 

Pierce’s work is also on display at the Bailey Contemporary Art Center (BaCA), in Pompano Beach, where she is a juried member of the studio artist program.  Pierce maintains studios in Boca Raton and at the Bailey Contemporary Art Center, 41 NE 1st St., Pompano Beach, FL.

 

For more information about Missy Pierce’s artwork or this exhibit, please contact:

Missy Pierce – 503.703.0496  or email  pierce.missy@yahoo.com.

Please visit:

 http://www.missypierce.com/events.html

https://www.facebook.com/events/748941351871688/

www.missypierce.com

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291