Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 7th Annual Plein Air Festival March 7 – 15 Offers Five Days Of Activities For All Ages

This March, members of the community will have the opportunity to join 35 award-winning artists as they compete for over $15,000 in prizes and awards in The Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 7th Annual Plein Air Festival. The Festival takes place from March 7 – 15, starting with a Kids’ Paint Out, Painting vintage cars, a Collectors’ Party, and Battle of the Brushes contest. The Rickie Report shares all of the details here. Get your calendars out for five full days of plein air!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, March 7  – Sunday, March 15, 2020

 

 

 

 

Paintings displayed and for sale

at Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 

 

373 Tequesta Drive     Tequesta, FL 33469

 

 

 

 

 

Artists painting throughout Palm Beach

and

Martin counties

 

 

 

 Free to the public

 

 

 

Collectors’ Party

Friday, March 13, 2020

5-9 PM

$50*

*Ticket price may be used toward the purchase of a painting.

 

 

 

For all of the details and more information about the artists

 www.LighthouseArts.org or call 561-746-3101

 

 

Chris Kling at Hobe Sound Beach 2019 photo by Jennifer Chaparro

 

 

 

“Painting ‘en plein air’ is simply painting outdoors,” said Allie Snyder, the Plein Air Festival Coordinator for the ArtCenter. “The wet paintings are created from what the artist is looking at, and the paintings resonate with people because it reminds them of their favorite spots. It’s a snapshot of our area and a visual record of the history of this region.”

 

Manon Sander at Juno Beach Pier photo by Craig Houdeshell

 

 

 

The Festival incorporates five days of outdoor painting in various locations throughout Palm Beach and Martin counties, during which locals, visitors and art collectors can watch and interact with these world-renowned national artists, view the art at the gallery and have the opportunity to purchase these original wet paintings as they are created.

 

 

Lon Brauer Painting at Sunrise 2019 photo by Craig Houdeshell

 

 

 

 

The festival will officially begin March 7th and run through March 15th with plenty of opportunities to view and purchase the fresh paintings.  There will be a series of events, workshops and demonstrations by juried artists during the festival.

 

 

SCHEDULE:

 

  • Saturday March 7th a Kids’ Paint Out will take place from 10 am – Noon at Constitution Park in Tequesta (free but registration required).
  • Saturday March 7th Teen Master Class, 1 – 3 pm  at the School of Art on Seabrook Road
  • Paint Out 9 – 2 pm (formerly known as the Quick Draw) challenge on Sunday, March 8th at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens Flagler Park in West Palm Beach.
  • Monday – Friday, March 9 – 13 Five-day-long Festival Paint Out with juried artists at locations throughout Palm Beach and Martin counties
  • Monday – Thursday, March 1 – 12  Demos by juried artists at specific times and locations.
  • Wednesday, March 11 5:30 – 7:30 pm Artist Meet & Greet reception at the ArtCenter Gallery.
  • Friday, March 13 from 5 – 9 pm Collectors Party and Sale where the paintings produced throughout the five days will be judged and awarded. This is the first chance to purchase the award-winning paintings. 
  • Saturday, March 14  1 – 3 pm “Battle of the Brushes.” Watch three teams of five artists create paintings together.
  • Sunday, March 15 (Time TBD) Painting vintage cars on display at the ArtCenter Gallery.
  • Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15 the Gallery is open to view and purchase the full exhibition of plein air paintings.

 

“We are fortunate to have such talented artists painting here in Palm Beach and Martin counties,” says Executive Director Nancy Politsch. “We are always excited to learn where these remarkable artists choose to paint in our area and how they interpret and create what we look at every day.”

The Gallery will be open free of charge to the public throughout the week of the Festival. The Collectors’ Party on Friday, March 13th, is a ticketed event where the guests will get the first choice of the paintings that the artists have reserved for judging in the contest. Tickets are $50 which includes talking one-on-one with the artists and a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception. The cost of the tickets can be used toward the purchase of a painting during the evening.

The Battle of the Brushes will take place on Saturday, March 14th from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Gallery. Three teams of five juried artists will each have 15 minutes to paint on the same canvas, creating a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that will be available for purchase. It is captivating to watch the individual creative styles of the artists as they interpret the image onto canvas. 

The Festival has grown in the past six years into one of the premier gatherings in the country. Artists from around the country are excited to participate in the contest, with over 130 applying this past year for the 35 juried spots. 

 

 

 

Tara Will 2019 photo by Craig Houdeshell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c(3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton, son of the founders of the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. In the last 56 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.

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store, 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737 

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm Saturday 9 am – 4 pm  

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

Give The Gift Of Art From Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery And School of Art! Register Now For New Classes And Workshops

What a great gift idea! Give the gift of creativity with a gift certificate to a Select Friday, workshop or class session at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery and School of Art. Something that is unique, fun and will be so appreciated. Everyone knows someone that would love to discover, or perhaps rediscover, the joy of making art.  The ArtCenter has something for everyone; every experience level from beginning to professional, youth and adults classes, one-night Select Fridays, one- to three-day workshops or full eight-week sessions or Summer ArtCamp to choose from. Learn to paint and draw, dabble in ceramics, jewelry and glass or create mixed media masterpieces! There is also Open Studio time that students can use to extend time in the studio to work on their projects.  The Select Fridays are perfect for everyone who would like to create a piece of art, no experience necessary! The wide variety of mediums offers something for everyone.  The Rickie Report shares a quick overview of Select Fridays coming up in January and running through April, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select Fridays 

 

January

17- Brighter is Better – Candy Land – Nicole Newsted; Studio A, 6 – 9 pm $60 

17- Glass Fusion- Carolyn Austin – Master Studio, 6 – 8 pm $60 

17- Raku Fire Friday- Barbara Powell – Ceramics Studio, 6 – 9 pm $50 (bring your own small bisque fired piece or purchase one for $5 – $10)

17- Oil Painting with Palette Knife- Tina Kraft – Studio B, 6 – 9 pm $50

24- Acrylic Pouring- Jim Rigg – Studio TBD, 6 – 8 pm $50

February

7- Wine & Paint- Randall Scott – Studio A, 6 – 9 pm $40

7- Glass Fusion- Carolyn Austin – Master Studio, 6 – 8 pm $60

7- Toast to Ghost- Chad Steve – Ceramics Studio, 6 – 8 pm $50

7- Couples Ring Making- Maria Tritico – Studio 385, 6 – 9 pm $50

21- Brighter is Better – Candy Land- Nicole Newsted – Studio A, 6 – 9 pm $60

21- Alcohol Inks- Jim Rigg – Studio B, 6 – 8 pm $50

28- Shibori- Jenni Licata – Studio B, 6 – 9 pm $50

March

6- Raku Fire Friday- Barbara Powell – Ceramics Studio, 6 – 9 pm $50

6- Make Your Own Casserole Dish- Chad Steve – Ceramics Studio, 6 – 8 pm $50

6- Shibori- Jenni Licata – Studio A, 6 – 9 pm $50

20- Glass Fusion- Carolyn Austin – Master Studio, 6 – 8 pm

20- Stacking Rings- Lisa Johnson – Studio 385, 6 – 8 pm $50

April

17- Wine & Paint- Randall Scott – Studio A, 6 – 9 pm $40

17-Cuff Bracelets- Lisa Johnson – Studio 385, 6 – 8 pm $50

17- Wine & Wheel- Chad Steve – Ceramics Studio, 6 – 8 pm $50

17- Raku Fire Fridays- Barbara Powell – Ceramics Studio, 6 – 9 pm $50

24- Glass Fusion- Carolyn Austin – Master Studio 6 – 8 pm $60

 

 

 

Workshops

 

If you are interested in more in-depth study, try our one- to three-day workshops taught by local and visiting artists from around the country and Italy, who are top in their chosen media. This is a unique opportunity to study with professional artists in Tequesta just for the workshops.

Go to LighthouseArts.org or call the School of Art (561-748-8737) for all of the details or to sign up.

 

Here’s an overview of the upcoming workshops (Title, Instructor, Location, Time. Price discount for ArtCenter members):

January

18- Anything Goes- Vince Lardieri – Studio A, 12 – 4 pm 

18 & 19- Digital & Analog Photo Collage 2-Day- Claudio Napolitano – Studio D, 9:30 am – 3 pm

24 & 25- The Right Start 2-Day- Laurie Snow Hein – Studio A, 9 am – 4 pm

24 & 25 & 26- Painting on Silk 3-Day- Jamie Kirkell – Studio B, 9 am – 4 pm

25- Masking and Under-glazing- Nate Ditzler – Ceramics Studio, 9 am – 4 pm

25- Graphic Inlay for Jewelry- Laura Konecne – Studio 385, 9 am – 4 pm

25- Glass Fusion- Carolyn Austin – Master Studio, 10 am -1 pm

February

1 & 2- Abstract Painting 2-Day- David Kessler – Studio A, 9 am – 4 pm

1 & 2- Palette Knife and Bold Brush Impressionistic Oil Painting – Michelle Byrne – Studio B, 9 am – 4 pm

1 &2- Extreme Cold Connections Tap and Die Hard Jewelry – Wayne Warner – Studio 385, 10 am – 4 pm

5 & 6 & 7- Capturing the Soul of the Sitter- Serge Strosberg – Studio A, 10 am – 4 pm

8 & 9- Painting Cityscapes 2-Day- David – Studio A, 9:30am – 3:30 pm

15- Glass Fusion- Austin – Master Studio, 10 am – 1 pm

15 & 16- Pins and Brooches 2-Day- Toelke – Studio 385, 10 am – 4 pm

21- Oil and Cold Wax Mediums 2-Day- McCallum – Studio A, 9 am – 4 pm

22 & 23- Cone 6 Soda Firing 2-Day- Schiemann – Ceramics Studio, 9 am – 4 pm

22- Glass Mask-Making- Rousso – Master Studio, 10 am – 1 pm

28 & 29- The Artist’s Eye 2-Day- Snow Hein – Studio A, 9 am-4pm

March

3 & 4 & 5- Capturing Character Painting People and Pets 3-Day- Saunders- Studio A, 9a-4pm

7- Plein Air Festival Kids’ Paint Out- Nancy Martinez – Pavilion at Constitution Park, 10a- 12pm

7- Plein Air Festival Teen Master Class- Ralph Papa – Studio A, 10a-4pm

14- Glass Fusion- Austin – Master Studio, 10a-1pm

16- Painting Nocturnes Plein Air- Carl Bretzke – Offsite TBD, 6:30-10:00pm

17 & 18- Don’t Skip the Basics- Lon Brauer – Studio A, 9a-4pm

21- Jewelry/Stone Inlay- Lucio Chiurulla – Studio 385, 9a-4pm

21- Sea & Sand Fused Glass- Chelsea Rousso – Master Studio, 10a-1pm

21 & 22- Painting the Landscape 2-Day- Eli Cedrone – Studio A, 9a-4pm

23-27- Stone Carving Week 1- Lucio Chuirulla – Outside School, 9a-4pm

30-3- Stone Carving Week 2- Lucio Chuirulla – Outside School, 9a-4pm

April

4 & 5- Painting Plein Air – Chris Kling – Offsite TBD, 9a-4pm

21 & 22- Pastel & Oil Painting- Aline Ordman – Studio A, 9a-4pm

 

Class Sessions

There is a full selection of classes offered in two sessions: Winter Session from January 6 – February 29 and Spring Session from March 2 – April 25. Adult classes are also offered in the summer along with our incredible Summer Art Enrichment ArtCamp for kids ages 6 – 12.  

 

The classes are taught in Tequesta at the School of Art (395 Seabrook Road), in the Master Studio at the ArtCenter Gallery (373 Tequesta Drive in Gallery Square North) and Jewelry and Textile classes taught at the new Studio 385 (385 Tequesta Drive in Gallery Square North). Go to LighthouseArts.org or call the School of Art (561-748-8737) for all of the details or to sign up.

 

 

About Lighthouse ArtCenter

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.

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery and Gift Shop, 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 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Studio 385 Jewelry and Textile Studio, 385 Tequesta Drive. Open for classes and workshops at various times.

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

The New Studio For The Visual Arts Announces Classes, Workshops, Lectures And Exhibitions For January & February, 2019

The New Studio for the Visual Arts announces classes, workshops, lectures, and exhibitions from the beginning of January through the beginning of March, 2019.  Get your calendars out!  Start 2019 with the gift of creativity! From oil painting, watercolor, plein air painting, drawing, pastels, acrylic, mixed media, figure and portraiture, encaustic wax, photography, art history, creative writing, or children’s classes – there really is something for everyone!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, LECTURES, EXHIBITIONS :

January 7 – March 1, 2019

 

 

Offering classes, workshops, lectures and exhibitions in…

  • Oil painting

  • Watercolor

  • Plein Air Painting

  • Drawing

  • Pastels

  • Acrylic

  • Mix Media

  • Figure and Portraiture

  • Encaustic Wax

  • Photography

  • Children’s Classes

  • Art History

  • Creative Writing

Visit www.thenewstudiova.net for specific scheduling of classes

 

Call now to Register, RSVP or for additional information call (561) 295-5712 

 

 

  • No registration fees

  • No membership fees

  • Prorating available

 

 

WORKSHOPS: JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2019

MARLA GREENFIELD  Watercolor Workshop

 

 

Watercolor by Marla Greenfield

 

You won’t want to miss nationally recognized and award winning watercolorist…

January 16 & 17    10am – 3pm with lunch break     Fee: $300

In this workshop, we will explore the wonderful and unique qualities of watercolor, reinforcing techniques that let the paints do what they do best. We will experiment with allowing the paints to blend on the paper. We will use under painting and subsequent glazing/layering to achieve luminous results.

We will also examine the importance of value and learn how to generate rich darks that make a painting pop. In addition, we will examine Issues including composition and breaking down the process into manageable steps. A photographic reference will be used and sent out ahead of time along with a supply list. Some watercolor experience is suggested.

Learn more about Marla at her website: http://marlagreenfield.com

 

 

Call now to register & reserve your spot for this two-day workshop (561) 295-5712

www.thenewstudiova.net

 

 

 

 

 

CARL BRETZKE  Painting Nocturnals: a one night workshop

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate in this Workshop by the Nationally Acclaimed and Award Winning artist CARL BRETZKE from Minnesota.

January 19, 2019   6:00 pm  – 10:00 pm   $100

The evening will include a slide presentation: discussing color transitions at night, process and tips, followed by 2 hours of individual painting time with on site critiques. Limited to 15

Please bring painting gear including easel and working portable light
Visit www.carlbretzke.com to view his recent award winning paintings.

Call today at (561) 295-5712 to reserve your place in this very exciting one-day workshop or contact us for additional information.   www.thenewstudiova.net

 

 

 

 

TED MATZ  Outside Inside: Plein Air Painting Basics 

Have you always wanted to do plein air painting but don’t want to deal with the sun, heat and the bugs? Now this is the perfect opportunity to learn the basics of plein air landscape painting in the comfort of the studio and without the distractions that being in nature provides?

February 9 – 10, 2019    10:00 am – 4:00 pm    $300     www.tedmatz.com

 

 

 

 

CARYL POMALES    PAWS : Painting Animals With Spirit!

February 14, 15, 16, 2019    10:00 – 4:00pm     $390.00 

Learn to embrace your creative curiosity and paint fearlessly while focusing on the beloved subjects of animals and pets! Caryl Pomales will teach you the exciting method of using oil paints to paint “Alla Prima”(wet-on-wet). Concentrating on the building blocks of a dynamic painting, you’ll learn to paint boldly and freely using vibrant, luscious color.

Caryl will share her individual techniques to capture the unique personalities and nuances of animals on canvas.  Daily lectures, live demonstrations, and hands-on assistance will be included. You will leave with a fearless, creative mindset, an enhanced understanding of composition, focal point, color matching to values and painting with bold, expressive brushwork. In addition, you’ll take home a finished painting of your beloved animal! 

Beginners and experienced artists are welcome! CarylFineArt.com

 

 

 

LUNCH & LEARN:

JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2019

 

 

Lunch & Learn with LACY DAVISSON

“Jack the Dripper: An in-depth look at the work of Jackson Pollock”

 

 

 

Part 1 – Friday, January 18, 2019    12:00 pm – 2:00pm    Light lunch provided

Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club    16823 Captain Kirle Dr. Jupiter, FL 33477

 

 

 Part 2 – Friday, March 8, 2019    12:00 pm – 2:00pm   Light lunch provided

Location TBD, please call to confirm location.   Call now to make your RSVP at (561) 295-5712

 

 

 

Lunch & Learn with JOAN LIPTON

 

 

 

 

“The Wives and Lovers of Picasso and how they influenced each of his styles”

 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019   12:00 – 2:00 pm    Light lunch provided

Location TBD   Call now to make our RSVP at (561) 295-5712

 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS: JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2019

 

 

EDWARD MUNOZ & DAVID DURBAK:

A Student / Teacher Collaboration

 

Photo by Edward Munoz

 

 

View the photography of David Durbak, adjunct professor of photography at Palm Beach State College and his student Edward Munoz.  

January 7 – January 31, 2019

Opening Reception:  January 11, 2019   6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Photo by Dave Durbak

 

 

 

 

THE NEW STUDIO: THE STUDENT SHOW 

View the exciting and innovative artwork by student body of The New Studio for the Visual Arts.

February 4 – March 1, 2019

Opening Reception:  February 8, 2019   6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

 

 

PLEIN  AIR  IN  PARIS  With  TED  MATZ

May 5 – 12, 2019

 

 

The New Studio for the Visual Arts is proud to sponsor Plein Air Paris 2019. Experience the beauty of Paris and the history of art by participating in this exciting plein air painting workshop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You will experience all aspects of the Parisian urban landscape and culture.  With this workshop you get an actual travel experience, with the advantage of having daily painting instruction and demonstrations from a veteran plein air painter and the information, guidance and the history of Paris from a knowledgeable, English speaking tour guide. 

 

 

In this plein air painting workshop you will experience Paris with its iconic architecture, its famous cloud-piercing Eiffel tower, Arc de Triomphe at the end of the most famous avenue of the world, les Champs-Elysees, as well as Notre-Dame and its gargoyles, old bridges and Art Nouveau cafes that are famously part of the City.  You will experience painting in Montmartre, the epicenter of the Impressionists movement as well as other locations within the city where famous painters from history received their inspiration. 

RESERVE your space:  Contact Janet Miller 561.745.1559

For more information about this exhibit, classes, workshops or opportunities to teach:

www.thenewstudiova.net

 

The New Studio for the Visual Arts mission:

Nurture a vibrant arts community

Foster artistic excellence

Lower the barriers to participation in the arts

Bring people together for a powerful shared experience that inspires a creative exchange of ideas 

 

 

 

No membership fee!
No registration fee!
Prorating available!

Sign up today.

Call 561-295-5712

www.thenewstudiova.net

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter 5th Annual Plein Air Festival Invites Kids, Adults, Art Lovers To Events March 3 – 11

5th Annual Plein Air Festival returns on March 3-11. Thirty-five of the top, award-winning artists from all over the U.S. will paint the beautiful south Florida landscape, from Sunday through noon on Friday. This is the 5th year for the largest Plein Air Festival in South Florida. Nancy Tankersley, last year’s Grand Prize winner, will serve as judge. Included in the participants are Plein Air Magazines Salon winners Kathleen Hudson and Carl Bretzke, along with nationally-acclaimed artists from throughout the United States and Italy. The gallery will be free and open to the public during the week of the festival to view and purchase the wet paintings. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Check website daily for newly completed paintings available for sale in the gallery.

Also, check the website for daily demo sites.

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

Ralph Papa teaches Kid’s Paint Out 2017

 

 

EVENT: Kid’s Paint Out, Saturday, March 3, 2018, 1 to 3 pm

Location: Constitution Park, Tequesta, Florida. Ralph Papa will teach kids, ages 5-15, how to create their own plein air painting in the park. This event is free, please register online, or at the event. All paints and canvases will be supplied.

Quick Draw-2017 First Place Winner Eli Cedrone Photo by Craig Houdeshell

EVENT: Quick Draw, Sunday, March 4, 2018, 9 am to 2 pm

Location: Flagler Park, Downtown Stuart, Florida. Artists should fill out an application (available online at www.PleinAirLAC.org). Cost is $40 to apply. Or they can come between 8 and 9 am to register and get their canvas stamped. Artists will have 2 hours to paint “en plein air”. Artists will then present their works on their easels for judging by Nancy Tankersley, last year’s Grand Prize winner, and prizes will be awarded at 12 noon. $500 cash for first place. The public can come and watch the artists paint, and then have the opportunity to purchase the paintings on the spot, after the judging, until 2pm.

 

 

 Artist Meet and Greet

EVENT: Artist Meet and Greet

Wednesday, March 7, 2018  5:30 to 7:30 pm. Free to the public, paintings for sale and light refreshments.

 

 

 VIP Collector’s Party

 

EVENT: VIP Collector’s Party, Friday, March 9, 2018, 5 to 9 pm

Location: Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Florida
VIP Tickets: $100 per person (*includes a $100 coupon towards the purchase of one painting) Awards will be awarded at 4:30 p.m., and the doors will open at 5 p.m. for VIP’s.
General Admission Tickets: $25 6:30 – 9 p.m. (*includes a $25 coupon towards the purchase of one painting). Enjoy delicious food from local eateries and a wine and beer bar while you peruse the amazing selection of wet paintings done over the last week.

 Wet Paintings On Display And For Sale

 

EVENT:  Wet Paintings on display and for sale

Saturday, March 10, 2018 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wet Paintings on display and for sale at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery.

Sunday, March 11, 2018 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wet Paintings on display and for sale at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery.

 

For more information please visit:   www.PleinAirLAC.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

4th Annual Plein Air Schedule March 8-12 Offers Many Opportunities To Art Lovers And Artists

The Lighthouse ArtCenter 4th Annual Plein Air Festival takes place March 8 through March 12. Nationally recognized, award-winning artists from around the Country will paint throughout Palm Beach County, depicting scenes from the beaches and natural Florida landscapes to the quickly disappearing old Florida homes and residential areas. Known as “Paint-Outs,” the artists will be visiting seven different outdoor areas to paint the varied landscapes and cityscapes. The Rickie Report shares the details here, as some events require reservations.

 

 

 

 

373 Tequesta Drive     Tequesta, FL 33469

(561) 746-3101      www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

March 8 – 12, 2017

At the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469 and outdoor painting locales throughout Palm Beach County.

 

 

 

 

2017 Participating Artists:

​Stephanie Amato, GA

David Boyd Jr., GA

Carl Bretzke, MN

Michele Byrne, PA

​Eli Cedrone, FL

Kathleen Denis, FL

Bill Farnsworth, FL

Kevin Feary, NY   

Nyle Gordon, MO        

Karen Ann Hitt, FL      

Jennifer Holmes, CT       

Neal Hughes, NJ   

Charlie Hunter, VT      

​Maryanne Jacobsen, FL     

Shelby Keefe, WI     

Chris Kling, FL   

Debra Latham, TX      

Gregory Little, FL      

Andre Lucero, VA      

Tom Lynch, IL

Jeffrey Markowsky, GA      

Ted Matz, FL     

Jim McVicker, CA      

Spencer Meagher, IL  

Dan Mondloch, MN     

Kathie Odom, TN     

Joseph Palmerio, FL     

Ralph Papa, FL​  

Elise Phillips, PA      

Devin Roberts, MO     

Cynthia Rosen, VT      

Lawrence Rudolech, IN  

Manon Sander, FL      

Jason Sacran, AR     

Patrick Saunders, MO     

Robert Simone, FL  

Richard Sneary, MO     

R. Gregory Summers, KS     

Nancy Tankersley, MD     

Robin Weiss, WA

Cory Wright, FL  

 

 

 

SCHEDULE  OF  EVENTS:

 

Paint Out with Juried Artists
March 8 to March 11, 2017

Artists will be painting at the following locations. The public is invited to watch the painters create and will have the opportunity to buy art on the spot.

 

• Riverbend Park (dawn to dusk)
9060 W Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL 33478

• DuBois Park and Jupiter Beach Park (dawn to dusk)
19075 Dubois Road, Jupiter, FL 33477

• Harbourside Place
200 N US Highway 1, Jupiter, FL 33477

• Juno Beach Pier (dawn to dusk)
14775 US Highway 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408

• Northwood Village
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

• Society of the Four Arts (Wed. & Fri. 10 am to 5 pm, Sat. 10am to noon, closed Thurs.)
2 4 Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, FL 33480

• Bethesda by the Sea (church and surrounding area, dawn to dusk)
​141 S County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480

 

 

 

 

Saturday, March 11

VIP Reception
5 – 9 p.m., $100 per person

VIP’s will get a sneak peek and be able to meet our artists, plus get the first opportunity to purchase the art on display by our award-winning artists. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by local gourmet restaurants, have access to art consultants to assist with your purchase as well as apply your $100 ticket towards the purchase of a painting. BUY TICKETS : www.LighthouseArts.org

 

Collectors’ Reception
6:30 – 9 p.m., $25 per person
Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while you peruse the art. Art consultants will help you with purchasing art, and you may apply your $25 ticket towards your purchase. Proceeds benefit the 4th Annual Plein Air Festival. ​

BUY TICKETS : www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

Quick Draw

Sunday, March 12

​(Registration required for artists. $30 for members, $40 for non-members.)
FOR Entry Form: www.lighthousearts.org

Plaza Down Under on the Riverwalk, Jupiter
8 – 9am Artist Registration
9 am – 11 am Paint Out
11 am – 12 noon Judging
12 noon – 3 pm Awards will be announced and then art will then be for sale to the public.

 

 

Free admission to the ArtCenter Gallery

To view the daily “wet paintings,” from 10 am – 4 pm

 

 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Collectors’ Preview Party and Wet Painting Sales

$100 per person for the Preview Party and Award Ceremony 5 – 9 pm.

Ticket price is good toward the purchase of a painting.

General Admission:  $25 from  6:30 – 9 pm.

The public is invited to watch the artists and purchase paintings at the Paint-Out locations. The diverse locations for the paint-outs include Northwood Village in West Palm Beach, Society of the Four Arts and Bethesda by the Sea in Palm Beach, Riverbend Park, Harbourside Place and DuBois Park in Jupiter and Juno Beach Pier in Juno Beach. With over 120 artists from around the country entering the jurying process, the forty one artists that were selected represent the best of the Plein Air genre. They will be competing for $10,000 in cash and prizes. The artists will deliver their paintings each day to the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery for viewing by the general public.

 

 

Quick Draw Painting Contest:

Sunday, March 12

Open to All Artists!

 

Plaza Down Under locational  RiverWalk, Jupiter

9 to 11 am

The art will be judged, awards will be given and the art will be available for purchase from noon to 3pm at the park.

 

More Information:

Jennifer Chaparro, Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Festival Staff Liaison
Jennifer@LighthouseArts.org (561) 748-8737

Lighthouse ArtsCenter
Gallery & School of Art
373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Florida 33469
(561) 746-3101
www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

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Lighthouse Art Center Invites You To Closing Reception Of “Art Of Association”, Announces Vacation Closing And New Plein Air Palm Beach!

Let the colors, textures and creative community quicken your imagination during the CLOSING RECEPTION of Art of Association, Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the Lighthouse ArtCenter!  Feast your eyes on 375 original works of art from 186 exhibiting artists representing 16 Art Associations from Miami to Jensen Beach. With new ideas to share and plans to discuss, the participating associations will introduce their 2016-17 calendars. Don’t miss your last opportunity to enjoy this eclectic exhibition.  The ArtCenter will be CLOSED August 14 – 28th for VACATION. The Lighthouse ArtCenter announced today the names of the 35 artists selected to participate in the 2017 Paint Palm Beach en Plein Air competition now in its 4th year at North Palm Beach County’s critically acclaimed art gallery and education center. The event will take place March 8-12, 2017.  The Rickie Report shares all the details in this article.

 

 

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373 Tequesta Drive            Tequesta, Florida 33469
LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ART  OF  ASSOCIATION

CLOSING   RECEPTION

Thursday, August 11, 2016

5:30 – 7:30 pm

No charge for members of Lighthouse ArtCenter, $10 for non-members.

 

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Malle Whitaker “Rebirth”

Art Associations from Boca Raton to Vero Beach are participating in this refreshing exhibition that fosters cross pollination of ideas and practices with 2D and 3D media from fiber arts to fused glass. Let your imagination soar.

Feast your eyes on 375 original works of art from 186 exhibiting artists representing 16 Art Associations from Miami to Jensen Beach. With new ideas to share and plans to discuss, the participating associations will introduce their 2016-17 calendars. We don’t want you to miss your last opportunity to enjoy this eclectic exhibition. 

“This is an exhibition in which art lovers and collectors can see, as well as purchase, the best work by members of art associations in our region”. – Nancy Politsch, Executive Director, Lighthouse ArtCenter

 

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Sandanjian “Underwater Treasures” Close-Up

 

 

 

ANNOUNCING:

PAINT PALM BEACH EN PLEIN AIR 2017 (Formerly the Annual Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Festival)

March 8-12, 2017

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter announced today the names of the 35 artists selected to participate in the 2017 Paint Palm Beach en Plein Air competition now in its 4th year at North Palm Beach County’s critically acclaimed art gallery and education center. The event will take place March 8-12, 2017. Plein Air has become a popular competition throughout the world, giving artists different venues to create in, while being challenged by the length and surroundings of the four-day contest. The selected artists compete for prize money and are able to display their work at the Lighthouse ArtCenter for gallery visitors to view, offer their opinions and purchase a favored painting at the Collector’s Party on Saturday, March, 11th, final day of competition. Paintings may also be purchased “wet” from the artist at the painting sites.
“We modified this year’s artist selection process after an outstanding 2016 competition,” said Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Chair of Painting and Drawing and Co-Chair of this event, Ted Matz. “Feedback from our former contestants suggested we narrow our field of artists to give each participant more exposure to the crowds drawn to watch them when they’re sketching and painting at the various venues. ”
With more than 120 applicants for the limited slots, Matz said the selection process became one of scoring several criteria, not all of which were based on direct artistic skills. “We wanted to be fair to artists who may not have participated in our Plein Air competition in the first three years. And fair to the Lighthouse ArtCenter patrons who want to see how new artists interpret our local scenery when challenged to capture it on canvas.”

The 35 artists selected scored highest when evaluated by the following:
1. Originality
2. Overall Quality
3. Consistency of Style
4. Technical Skills
5. Marketability to Audience

“We are thrilled by the artistic diversity selected to compete in March 2017,” said Lighthouse ArtCenter Curator Janeen Mason. “We had submissions from artists in 27 states and two who are international. We are excited to see how these artists translate our South Florida seascapes, landscapes and architecture.”

Here are the names and hometowns of the artists competing in Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 2017 Paint Palm Beach en Plein Air competition:

STEPHANIE AMATO MILTON GA
DAVID BOYD JR NEWNAN GA
CARL BRETZKE MINNEAPOLIS MN
MICHELE BYRNE READING PA
KATHLEEN DENIS TAVERNIER FL
BILL FARNSWORTH VENICE FL
KEVIN FEARY BATAVIA NY
NYLE GORDON ETHEL MO
KAREN ANN HITT VENICE FL
JENNIFER HOLMES WESTBROOK CT
NEAL HUGHES MOORESTOWN NJ
CHARLIE HUNTER BELLOWS FALLS VT
MARYANNE JACOBSEN VENICE FL
SHELBY KEEFE MILWAUKEE WI
DEBRA LATHAM KINGWOOD TX
GREGORY LITTLE OAKLAND PARK FL
ANDRE LUCERO GOOCHLAND VA
TOM LYNCH NAPERVILLE IL
JEFFREY MARKOWSKY SAVANNAH GA
JIM MCVICKER LOLETA CA
SPENCER MEAGHER MOUNT VERNON IL
DAN MONDLOCH SAINT CLOUD MN
KATHIE ODOM KNOXVILLE TN
JOSEPH PALMERIO SARASOTA FL
ELISE PHILLIPS ELVERSON PA
DEVIN ROBERTS SPRINGFIELD MO
CYNTHIA ROSEN DORSET VT
LAWRENCE RUDOLECH HANOVER IN
JASON SACRAN FORT SMITH AR
PATRICK SAUNDERS ST LOUIS MO
RICHARD SNEARY KANSAS CITY MO
R. GREGORY SUMMERS OVERLAND PARK KS
NANCY TANKERSLEY EASTON MD
ROBIN WEISS POULSBO WA
CORY WRIGHT APOLLO BEACH FL

 

 

To learn more about Plein Air art, visit Wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/En_plein_air or Google Plein Air art.

For additional information about upcoming exhibits or the 2017 Paint Palm Beach en Plein Air competition, contact Lighthouse ArtCenter by calling 561-746-3101.

For more information about the Lighthouse ArtCenter, visit www.lighthousearts.org

Lighthouse ArtCenter is an equal opportunity gallery, learning center and employer.

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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561-537-0291

Lighthouse ArtCenter Announces Plein Air Festival Events

Fifty world-class artists will compete at 3rd Annual Plein Air Festival held by Lighthouse ArtCenter March 10 -13th. They are coming to compete for $10,000 in prize money and to be a part of what is rapidly becoming one of the most prestigious Plein Air art events in the country. The art, painted on location, will be brought back to the gallery at Lighthouse ArtCenter. Each painter will have gallery space to exhibit and make their works available to the public.  There are opportunities starting now, to get involved through workshops and lectures.  On Thursday, February 18th, Violeta de la Serna will speak about ” Your Art Palette – How to Develop Your Collection While Your Discerning Tastes Grow”.  This 3rd Thursday and all events are open to the public.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

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373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta

(561)746-3101

www.lighthousearts.org

 

 

 

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 Announces

3rd Annual Plein Air Festival Events

March 10 -13th

Workshops and Lectures Pre- Festival

Thursday, February 18th

5:30 -7:30 pm

 

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Violeta de la Serna:

” Your Art Palette – How to Develop Your Collection While Your Discerning Tastes Grow”.

Free to Members, $10 Nonmembers

On the 3rd Thursday evening of each month, enjoy a wine and passed hors d’ oeuvres reception featuring fun, social activities, such as concerts, lectures, art demonstrations, live performances and gallery talks. It’s a perfect opportunity to broaden your knowledge of the arts and mingle with other art enthusiasts and Lighthouse ArtCenter members.   Sponsored by the Meyer Law Firm. 

 

Violeta tells The Rickie Report, “In a world where we can relate to food and wine, often times , more than we can relate to Art, we’ll discuss how to acquire new works as your taste develops. Our taste in Art changes with exposure and time…”

 

During this presentation, Violeta will address how developing your Art Palette will help you grow with your art investments. From where to view Art, how to look at it, how to relate and how to make better decisions in who or what to collect while staying in your comfort zone or, stepping outside of it in order to diversify your portfolio.

 

 

 

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Explosion of Color” by Carl Bretzke

 

 

 

Pre-Festival  Plein Air Workshops

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is thrilled to welcome internationally renowned artists. The members of the ArtCenter are continuing to grow as artists, and we are pleased to offer extraordinary opportunities to study exclusively with dynamic and prestigious instructors! Register online or call (561) 748-7014.

 

 

 

3rd Annual Plein Air Festival Events

March 10 -13th

 

 

 

The Plein Air Festival literally brings the art out to the people of South Florida. It documents disappearing and historic areas, and aspects of South Florida. As well as, capturing iconic locations and landscapes that don’t exists anywhere else in the world. All this, through the eyes and talents of world-class artists from around the world!  

 

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Art Patrons at Plein Air Festival, 2015

 

Daily “Reception and Art Sale”

The artists will paint in various locations on March 10-12 and bring their art back each day to the Lighthouse ArtCenter at 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta (561)746-3101.

The art is available for viewing and for purchase from 5:30-7:30pm

 

 

 

This year’s judge will be the renowned artist Jim McVicker. His talents were recently recognized as the $15,000 Grand Prize Winner of the 4th Annual PleinAir Salon.    JimMcVicker.com

 

 

 

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“Suni Sands Home” by Ted Matz

​A Message From the Ted Matz,

3rd Annual Plein Air Festival Chairman

“Contemporary plein air painters are recording the past and the present for the future to see.  It is such an honor to be the Chairman of the 3rd Annual Plein Air Festival at the Lighthouse Art Center. I am proud to present the 50 nationally and internationally recognized artists that will be participating in the Plein Air Festival. The quality of the work that these artists represent is absolutely amazing and will totally astound the attending viewers. The artists represent a wide range of painting styles in oils, watercolor and pastels. You will not want to miss this interactive event that allows you to view the artists in action out in the field as they paint. You will also not want to miss out on this opportunity to purchase their high quality art.”

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2016 Schedule:

 

 

Wednesday, March 9

• Private Reception for Juried Artists, Hosts, Sponsors, Patrons and Board of Directors
Lighthouse ArtCenter, 5 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 10

• Festival PaintOut with Juried Artists* Multiple Locations
• Meet the Festival Artists Reception*
Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 11

• Festival PaintOut with Juried Artists* Multiple Locations
• Reception and Art Sale, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.* Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum

Saturday, March 12

• Festival PaintOut with Juried Artists* Multiple Locations

• Kids’ Paint Out and Awards* School of Art

• Patron, Sponsor and Collectors’ Cocktail Reception (Ticketed event)

ArtCenter Museum, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 Sunday, March 13

• Quick Draw Painting Competition at DuBois Park*
9 a.m. to noon.

Registration required for artists.

• Wet-Painting Sales and Award Presentation*

Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, 4 to 6 p.m.

*Open to the public

All photos are courtesy Lighthouse ArtCenter

 

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Plein Air Artist at Society Of Four Arts, 2015

 

 

 

 

2016 Participating Artists

Natalia Andreeva
Carl Bretzke
Thomas Buchs
Michele Byrne
John Caggiano
Dee Beard Dean
Ken DeWaard
Charles Dickinson
Katie Dobson Cundiff
Fran Ellisor
Kevin Feary
Francesco Fontana
Michelle D. Held
Scott Hiestand
Karen Ann Hitt
Kathleen Hudson
Neal Hughes
Shelby Keefe
Monique Lazard
Gretha Lindwood
Gregory Little
Susan Lynn
Jeffrey Markowsky
Spencer Meagher
Dan Mondloch
Kathie Odom
Joseph Palmerio
Ralph Papa
Randy Pitts
Jason Prigge
Devin Roberts
Lawrence Rudolech
Jason Sacran
Morgan Samuel Price
Manon Sander
Patrick Saunders
David Savellano
Robert J. Simone
Mary O. Smith
Richard Sneary
R. Gregory Summers
Melanie Thompson
Lorrie Turner
George Van Hook
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Cory Wright
Stephen Wysocki
Vladislav Yeliseyev
Dennis Young
Luis Zaldivar

 For complete details and more information please visit:  

www.pleinairlac.org

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