New School For The Visual Arts Announces Exhibits, Classes, Workshops, Special Events For March And April

The New Studio for the Visual Arts is proud to present programs that will stimulate the artist in all of us.  Their special events, classes, lectures, and workshops bring nationally award winning artists as well as international experts to our area. From learning to write your life story or fiction to the art of self-care, there is something for everyone!  View the WOW: Women of Watercolor’s Exhibit or meet photographer, Rhea Lewis of the Warrior Goddess Movements/A Healing Photo Journey for Breast Cancer Survivors.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLASSES,  WORKSHOPS,  LECTURES,

EXHIBITIONS :

 March  and April, 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

To Register, RSVP or for additional information

Call now   (561) 295-5712

 

No registration fees * No membership fees* Prorating available

 

 

 

 

E   X   H   I   B   I   T   I   O   N   S:

 

 

 

 

OPENING RECEPTION: 

March 8, 2019

6  – 8 pm

 

 

With

SUE ARCHER

Exhibit Runs March 4 – 29, 2019

 

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PLEIN AIR 2019 EXHIBITION

@THE NEW STUDIO FOR THE VISUAL ARTS

Ted Matz & Friends…

 

 

 

Plein Air Painting by George Van Hook

OPENING  RECEPTION:

March 8, 2019

6 – 8 pm

PLEIN AIR 2019 EXHIBITION

@THE NEW STUDIO FOR THE VISUAL ARTS

Ted Matz & Friends…

Jim McVicker  

Spencer Meagher

George Van Hook

Shelby Keefe

Olena Babek

Malcolm Ludvitsen

James Richards

Katie Dobson

Greg Summers

Charlie Hunter

Sue Archer

Shawn Escott

and more!!!

Exhibit runs March 4 – March 29, 2019

 

 

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OPENING RECEPTION:

April 5, 2019

6:30  – 8:30 pm

 

 

 

RHEA LEWIS PHOTOGRAPHY

Warrior Goddess Movement: 

A Healing Photo Journey for Breast Cancer Survivors

Exhibit runs April 1 – 30, 2019

Benefits:


MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER
and
LIGHTHOUSE DRAGONS SOS

The purpose of Rhea’s charity project is being able to help breast cancer survivors see their beauty in a new way, to get comfortable in their own skin, and to redefine and re-connect who they are as woman after their diagnosis. It’s not about showing their scars and the ugly side of cancer, but about forgetting their scars, celebrating their beauty as women no matter what their new body looks like.  The imagery is truly a representation of the beautiful inner light that all women share and it reminds them that the scars don’t define them.

 

 

 

 

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer:

The American Cancer Society has a presence in more than 3,400 communities across the country and is the only organization available 24 hours a day, seven days aweek to help people touched by cancer. Breast cancer is the number one reason people call the Society. When you support Making Strides, you are helping the Society seek better ways to prevent, detect, and treat breast cancer, as well as provide help and hope to people facing the disease.

Lighthouse Dragons SOS:

Lighthouse Dragons is a dragon boat team composed of breast cancer survivors and their supporters. We promote a healthy and life affirming activity through the sport of dragon boating. Each of us is a powerful example that one can lead a full and active life after a diagnosis of breast cancer.

 

 

Rhea Lewis is a Certified Professional Photographer, Master Photographer, and is an internationally award winning photographer.  In 2018 and 2017 Rhea Lewis was named TOP 10 Photographer in the state of Florida and earned her Florida Degree of Photographic Excellence from Florida Professional Photographers.  She has been in business as a professional photographer for 14 years and owns and operates a highly successful boutique studio in Jupiter, FL.  She is a leader in her profession and has served as President of the local Professional Photographer’s Guild of the Palm Beaches and currently serves on the Board of the Florida Professional Photographers Association.  She has been a leader and a pioneer in the boudoir photography market and strongly believes in empowering women through boudoir photography. She has dedicated her studio to women’s portraiture over the past 5 years and since 2017 has been working with breast cancer survivors on a charity project.  She has donated over 30 sessions and over $25,000 to help these women feel and look beautiful as they progress on their journey of diagnosis and survival.   She has had her own scare with cancer and her mother and my aunt are survivors. She has photographed women at various stages in their diagnosis from those just diagnosed to 10-year survivors.

 

 

 

 

W  O  R  K  S  H  O  P  S: 

 

Creative Writing Workshop:

Writing the memoir, short story and fiction.

 

 

 

RAFAEL LIMA 

Are you one of those people who have thought, “I’d like to write a book someday, but I don’t know where to start”?   This workshop is for you!

 

March 9 – 10, 2019    $300

Day One: 10:00 am  – 4:00 pm

Day Two: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

To see more about Rafael’s experience go to http://www.facebook.com/limafiction

 

Palette Knife Workshop (Oil/Acrylic)

 

 

 

 

CARYL POMALES

March 14-15   $300

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

Watercolor Workshop

 

 

 

SPENCER MEAGHER

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

March 16 & 17, 2019
10am – 4pm with lunch break
Fee: $300 two day $150 one day

Learn more about Spencer’s work visit his website: http://spencermeagher.com

Call now to register and reserve your spot for this two-day workshop.
(561) 295-5712     www.thenewstudiova.net

 

Drawing With Your IPad

 

 

 

JEFFREY WIENER

March 23, 2019  $150.

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Class session: 9:00 am – Noon
This workshop 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.

Drawing and Painting with the iPad: Procreate Basics

Instructor reviews the basic functions for drawing with the most popular drawing and painting APP for the iPad. Students will learn how to select and use the tools in Procreate, and how to export a file for printing or sharing on social media. Students will learn techniques on the iPad to mimic pencils, charcoal, pastels and conte crayons.

Also learn the basic functions for painting with the most popular drawing and painting APP for the iPad. Students will learn how to select and use the tools in Procreate, and how to export a file for printing or sharing on social media. Students will learn techniques on the iPad to mimic oil paints, watercolors, pastels, airbrush, and other color applications.

Class Session: 1:00 – 3:00
Life drawing with the iPad: Capturing the Figure, Landscape, Cityscapes and Still Life

Instructor will lead the class through several life drawing exercises using Procreate and the iPad to capture the live model. Students will create gestural, figurative drawings during short and medium length poses. Students will learn how to create a refined, polished drawing from one of their workshop sketches.

Instructor will lead the class through several life drawing exercises using Procreate and the iPad to teach how to capture landscapes in Plein Air. Students will learn how to create cityscapes, landscapes, and still lifes.

 

 

Watercolor:  Flowers and Landscapes

 

 

Janet Rogers

Nationally  recognized and award winning watercolorist. 

3 Day Workshop: March 28, 29 & 30, 2019  $475.

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Watercolor : The Head and Figure

 

 

 

 

JANET ROGERS

Nationally  recognized and award winning watercolorist.

3 Day Workshop  April 4, 5 and 6, 2019  $475.

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

Still Life Painting 

 

 

 

ELIO CAMACHO

3 Day Workshop: April 1,2 and 3, 2019   $375

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about exhibits, 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

 

 

 

 

 

What’s New At The New Studio For The Visual Arts? Classes, Lectures, Workshops For All Abilities And Ages

The New Studio for the Visual Arts announces classes, workshops, lectures, and exhibitions happening now through the beginning of March, 2019.  Get your calendars out!  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 :

Now through 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

 (561) 295-5712

 

 

  • No registration fees

  • No membership fees

  • Prorating available

 

 

WORKSHOPS: 

 

 

 

 

 

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:

 

 

Lunch & Learn with LACY DAVISSON

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

 

 

 

 

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: 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum School Of Art Announces Summer Programs And Exhibits For All Ages And Levels

Boca Raton Museum Art School is busy this summer for children, teenagers, and adults!  Weekly summer day camp starts June 4 to August 10, 2018.  Summer Camp at the Boca Raton Museum Art School is so much fun kids don’t know they’re learning! At the end of the summer all children and their families are invited to a special reception for the “Youth Summer Art Camp Exhibit” at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park to celebrate each child’s first museum showing!  The Rickie Report shares the details about this and what exhibits the Boca Museum is offering. There is something for everyone! 

 

 

 

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 ART SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP  (ages 5 to 12)

Weekly summer day camp June 4 to August 10, 2018

Summer Camp at the Boca Raton Museum Art School is so much fun kids don’t know they’re learning! 

Children explore art techniques and art concepts. Art projects are geared to age groups:  5 to 7, 8 to 10, 11 to 12.   Different theme weeks and a wide variety of fun creative art projects stimulate children’s imaginations.  Theme weeks include: Anime & Cartooning; Making Friends with Masters; Art Around the World; Painting People, Places, and Things; 3-D Art /Sculpture; and Pop Art with a POW.   

At the end of the summer all children and their families are invited to a special reception for the “Youth Summer Art Camp Exhibit” at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park to celebrate each child’s first museum showing!

$285 per week, early care and late care available. Limited financial aid is available.

TEEN SUMMER WORKSHOPS (ages 13 to 18)

June 4 to August 10, 2018

Teen workshops meet for four afternoons per week (not on Mondays). These workshops focus on different art techniques and portfolio preparation : Comics and Cartooning, Fashion Design and Sewing, Figure Drawing, Sculpture,  and Jewelry Making. These workshops meet for four afternoons per week 1pm to 3pm. Video Production and Photography workshops meet 10am to 3pm and are held at the Boca Raton Museum in Mizner Park.

 

Information about and registration is available on the website or call the Art School.

Contact: Trish Duebber, Coordinator of Youth Programs

tduebber@bocamuseum.org

561-392-2503, extension 306
artschool@bocamuseum.org

https://www.facebook.com/bocaartkids

 

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

 

www.bocamuseum.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 349862D

Boca Raton Museum Art School Announces Summer Camp For Ages 5 – 12, Teen , Adult Classes And Workshops

Boca Raton Museum Art School is busy this summer with summer camp for children, workshops for teenagers, and adult summer classes.  Weekly summer day camp takes place June 4 to August 10, 2018.  Summer Camp at the Boca Raton Museum Art School is so much fun kids don’t know they’re learning! At the end of the summer all children and their families are invited to a special reception for the “Youth Summer Art Camp Exhibit” at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park to celebrate each child’s first museum showing!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges everyone to sign up now!

 

 

 

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 ART SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP  (ages 5 to 12)

Weekly summer day camp June 4 to August 10, 2018

Summer Camp at the Boca Raton Museum Art School is so much fun kids don’t know they’re learning!  

Children explore art techniques and art concepts. Art projects are geared to age groups:  5 to 7, 8 to 10, 11 to 12.   Different theme weeks and a wide variety of fun creative art projects stimulate children’s imaginations.  Theme weeks include: Anime & Cartooning; Making Friends with Masters; Art Around the World; Painting People, Places, and Things; 3-D Art /Sculpture; and Pop Art with a POW.    

At the end of the summer all children and their families are invited to a special reception for the “Youth Summer Art Camp Exhibit” at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park to celebrate each child’s first museum showing!

$285 per week, early care and late care available. Limited financial aid is available.

TEEN SUMMER WORKSHOPS (ages 13 to 18)

June 4 to August 10, 2018

Teen workshops meet for four afternoons per week (not on Mondays). These workshops focus on different art techniques and portfolio preparation : Comics and Cartooning, Fashion Design and Sewing, Figure Drawing, Sculpture,  and Jewelry Making. These workshops meet for four afternoons per week 1pm to 3pm. Video Production and Photography workshops meet 10am to 3pm and are held at the Boca Raton Museum in Mizner Park. 

 

Information about and registration is available on the website or call the Art School.

Contact: Trish Duebber, Coordinator of Youth Programs

tduebber@bocamuseum.org

561-392-2503, extension 306
artschool@bocamuseum.org

https://www.facebook.com/bocaartkids

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Scholarships Available For Cultural Summer Camp Programs. Deadline To Apply Is May 1st

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County has published its 2017 Cultural Camp Guide – a comprehensive online listing of art and cultural summer programs in The Palm Beaches – and announced that 30 camp scholarships totaling $9,000 are available to those who apply on or before May 1.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Please share with families who can benefit!

 

 

 

 


601 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460
PalmBeachCulture.com

 

 

Families may click on palmbeachculture.com/camps to select programs that interest their children. There are opportunities for children to learn dance, music, visual arts, theater, nature/science and writing. Camp dates, age requirements and fee information are all available on the Cultural Council’s site along with directions on how to apply online for scholarships before the May 1 with a 11:59 p.m. deadline. Scholarships will be awarded by lottery, based upon need.

A Sampling Of Summer Fun Opportunities:

 

Bob Carter’s Actor’s Workshop & Repertory Theatre Co.
Boca Raton Museum Art School
Educational Gallery Group
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Lake Worth Playhouse
Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art
Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Palm Beach Atlantic University Dance Department
Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
Spady Museum
Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County
“The Cultural Council is delighted to work with so many arts and cultural organizations in Palm Beach County to promote outstanding programming that will keep the arts alive for children of every age all summer. The scholarship program means that families at every income level will have a chance to experience art and culture first-hand,” said Trish Halverson, manager of arts and cultural education at the Cultural Council.

 

For more information:

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
601 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
PalmBeachCulture.com      (561) 471-2901

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Summer Camp At The Boca Museum: Let The Fun Begin!

THE FUN STARTS June 8th and continues through August 14th at the Boca Raton Museum of Art SUMMER CAMP for youth ages 5 – 12!  The burst of color on this cover of the brochure says it all – Fun! Creativity! Summer Art for Children!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to check out the  various activities and themes. We’re sure that your children and grandchildren will thank you!  And WE thank you for nurturing the next generation!  Adults and Teens: remember that Summer Classes are available for you, too!

 

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Adults and Teens:

Summer classes start May 26, 2015

 

For more information, please contact:

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

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

What Adjective Best Describes This Gem in the Cultural Crown of Palm Beach County?

The Rickie Report is pleased to share a gem in the cultural crown of Palm Beach County, FL.  Even if you already know about the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, we guarantee there is much more there to explore.  For those who have not stepped into this new-world class library, we urge you to read this and forthcoming articles.  This is NOT your grandparents’ or even your parents’ library!  What adjective best describes this gem?  We believe you’ll need more than one.  Read more here.

 

 

 

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“Reading Together” by Judith Peck. Gift to the City of West Palm Beach from Anne Sobel, Originally Commissioned for The Teaneck, NJ Centennial

 

411 Clematis Street   West Palm Beach, Fl

www.mycitylibrary.org

Almost 2,000 people come to the library each day

 

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The Numbers: 

  •  97,555 card holders

 

  • 12,643 are children with their own cards but obviously many parents check out books for their children

 

  • 200 preschools/day cares/public schools have library cards so they can check out books for their children in their care.

 

  • 25% of card holders are not West Palm Beach City residents

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The staff of The Rickie Report has taken a few behind-the-scenes tours of this facility and is amazed each time as we observe the patrons, staff and volunteers of this remarkable institution.   This is the first of many articles where we will explore and share the opportunities here.  Your first step?  Stop by and open an account – it is FREE!

WIIFM?

(What’s In It For Me)

 

  • 157,796 books –checked out on a given day: 12,984

 

  • 976 ebooks: checked out on a given day: 435

 

  • 106,792 music CDs: checked out on a given day: 819

 

  • 38,531 DVDs and BLU-RAYS: checked out on a given day: 8,138

 

  • The Library’s collection also contains 4,506 foreign language materials (3,076 Spanish language books are included in that number)

 

  • 219 foreign films (various languages)

 

  • The Library Collection is comprised of 2,528 large print books

 

 

 

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 140 computers

 

A recent survey showed that 63% come to this library to use computers.

 

50% of Palm Beach County Residents do not have access to the internet from their home.

 

Free WIFI is available throughout the building with ability to print from their laptop.

 

Park, 1900

Park, 1900

In 1895, The Reading Room was the City’s first library on Banyan Street.  In 1912, the Free Reading Room was brought via barge from the Palm Beach Yacht Club to West Palm Beach and established as the first library.

 

 

1923 Spanish Style Memorial Library

1923 Spanish Style Memorial Library

Building an artistic Spanish-style Memorial Library near the Women’s Club contained Reading Rooms, Reference Rooms and a Museum.  In 1924 the Memorial Library was dedicated to the men and women who served in WWI.

 

1924 Memorial Library

1924 Memorial Library

Architect Norman Robson designed a New City Library in 1962, which opened with much flourish and some controversy over its modern exterior.  As the needs of the people increased, the interiors of the Library were refurbished.

 

In 2009, the Library  moved to its current location at City Center.  In 2012, the Mandel Foundation awarded a $5 million grant to transform the West Palm Beach Public Library into a world-class institution and encourage support for public libraries.

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“This is a state-of-the-art library”, says James Sugarman, of the WPBL Foundation.  It is truly a community service center. And an inclusive place for people of all ages to relax, learn, increase a skill-set or even learn to master the Tango!

 

The scope and breadth of what this Library has to offer is complex.  It is free and open to everyone and is maintained by the City of West Palm Beach.  The Rickie Report sees opportunities not only on every floor of this building, but some too numerous to mention in specific departments alone.

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CALL TO ACTION:

Visit the website and you will be amazed at the offerings.  Imagine a buffet filled with the items you expect, but presented in an innovative manner.  Feast on the various items you’ve wanted to try but never took the time.  And dig into what the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach has to offer!

 

If you are interested in taking part in a behind-the scenes tour, please contact  Rebecca Weiss  Development Manager  rweiss@mycitylibrary.org   or call 561-868-7704

 

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Do you prefer a week day

Do you prefer an evening

Do you prefer a weekend

 

 For more information:

Foundation for the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

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MacArthur Park Art Exhibit Features Artist Jackie Brice In Honor Of Janet Heaton

How many of you know that MacArthur Beach State Park is an ART destination in Palm Beach County? The Rickie Report is eager to share their latest news, as Florida Hall of Fame artist, Jackie Brice shows her work at a special exhibit that will honor environmentalist and animal artist, Janet Heaton!  Read this Feature Story for more information about both artists and this wonder-filled area in our own backyard!

 

Florida Hall of Fame Artist

Jackie Brice to Exhibit

at

MacArthur Beach State Park

To Honor

 Janet Heaton, Animal artist

and Long-Time Environmentalist

Volunteer

 

MacArthur Nature Center

MacArthur Nature Center

Nature Center

9 – 5 daily  through May 17, 2013

 

Starting April 10, 2013 MacArthur Beach State Park will be exhibiting and selling works from Florida Hall of Fame Artist, Jackie Brice.   Ms. Brice’s works will be displayed in the Nature Center from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM daily until May 17, 2013.

 

Jackie Brice

Jackie Brice

Brice’s exquisite paintings capture the essence of the beautiful Florida landscape.  She has painted landscapes in the Florida Keys to the St. Mark’s Wildlife Refuge and many in between.  She believes that the greatest tool for a landscape artist is painting outdoors and that the artist must take the time and effort to truly study its subject.  Ms. Brice’s subject for the past 47 years has been Florida.  She has painstakingly studied Florida’s landscape, foliage, and light and her commitment shows when the viewer is transported to the beautiful locations she has visited and painted.

 

Golden Afternoon by Jackie Brice

Golden Afternoon by Jackie Brice

“My desire is to accomplish not only a true landscape painting but also a feeling,” says Ms. Brice.  “When a person views a scene on canvas that I’ve seen on location, I want that person to be able to place himself or herself there,” she adds.

Jackie Brice, a native Floridian, is an award winning professional artist who has been painting since 1967.  She studied for 11 years with her mentor and friend, A.E. Backus.  Prior to her work with Backus, she studied for 10 years with Vela Boss of Miami, Florida.  Her paintings appear in the permanent collections of many prominent Floridians, including Florida’s Chief Financial Officer and Mrs. Jeff Atwater, Sen. and Mrs. Bob Graham, and Rep. Clay Shaw.  

Cypress Reflection by Jackie Brice

Cypress Reflection by Jackie Brice

Jackie’s paintings can also be found in the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century in Washington D.C., the U.S. Sugar Corporation, the collections of the President and Vice President of Guatemala, and in the White House Christmas Tree Ornament Collection.  On March 21, 2012,  Ms. Brice was inducted in the “Florida Artist Hall of Fame.”

Fahahatchee Moon by Jackie Brice

Fahahatchee Moon by Jackie Brice

 

All art shows at MacArthur Beach State Park benefit the Natural Science Education Fund.  The Fund was established to ensure the sustainability of the Natural Science programs, which positively impact the lives of thousands of children and adults by providing them the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate our natural world.

 

Education Hallway

Education Hallway

 

MacArthur Beach State Park Names

Janet Heaton 2013 Environmental Champion

 

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park has announced the winner of its Environmental Champion award as part of its upcoming NatureScaping and Dark Skies Festival, Janet Heaton.  Janet received the award at the NatureScaping event on March 16, 2013.

Janet Heaton and Art Carlton

Janet Heaton and Art Carlton

 

Janet Heaton has been involved in the animal artist community and specifically at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park for more than 20 years.  Through her immense efforts and countless volunteer hours she has raised more than $250,000 for the Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park and established the park as a venue for animal and wildlife art exhibition and appreciation.

 

Participants at a Workshop

Participants at a Workshop

Since 1990 she has organized exhibitions in the park featuring more than 100 artists and local and international art societies. Janet was the founder of Natural Selections Art Exhibition and Sale, a 10 year biennial event at the park by the International Society of Animal Artists. She has introduced new artists to the park who have, in turn, donated many of their volunteer hours to enhancing the exhibit hall and providing high end art, jewelry and wearable art in the Gift shop.

 

Red Winged Frenzy by Janet Heaton

Red Winged Frenzy by Janet Heaton

Janet laughs as she tells The Rickie Report in an exclusive interview, that she started this endeavor when  Park Ranger, Leni Bane and a friend, Kim Chase wanted to generate some revenue for the young park back in 1993.  All I said was  “If you need any help let me know.”    It took her and a full committee over a  year to put together a well-thought-out juried show.   She explains, “The art was juried in New York under the auspices of the Society of Animal Artists.  We wanted to keep it as an exhibition and sale and have done our Biennial Show ever since.”  

 

Classroom

Classroom

TRR:  We share Janet’s comments with our readers not only because they give us insight into the person she is, but they frame the time during which she accomplished so much with so little support which we take for granted now.

 

When Art (Carton) called to say that I had won the Environmental Award…I was stunned and very honored at the same time. I thank you for this prestigious award and I will only accept it on behalf of the multitude of people that are responsible for me standing here today.

The people that I speak of:

The Park Staff

Volunteers

Board members of the Friends…

And a very supporting Community

You now know how I became involved….well… that is when all of these tremendous people stepped up to the plate to offer their time and service.

The idea of an exhibition/sale with the Society of Animal Artists came to me when meeting with Leni and Kim Chase in 1992.  As a member of the society, I knew the artists’ work and thought to have their work represented here would be a perfect fit for the Park.  I knew that the artists would be eager to participate since there was the possibility of selling something.

I will give you an overview and a little insight (of just one year’s work) as to what it took to bring these shows to the community….always with an unknown result and there were 5 separate occasions for the Natural Selections events.

 After the Board voted to hold the event, contact was made with the Society of Animal Artist to secure a contract.

A Budget was determined for the event.  Our Board selected a General Chairman…me…

We then created committees and assigned duties. Committees consisted of : Advertising and promotion – involved contacting magazine, newspapers, radio, various organizations, TV cable networks, …one Public Srvice Announcement ran for a year after the show was over…I think because the visuals of the art work were so pleasing.  Leni had her hands full on this committee writing press releases, articles and securing volunteers to distribute flyers and posters.

Auction… me… was able to secure several pieces of Artwork for each event from the artist/exhibitors to be auctioned at the openings by a professional Auctioneer…volunteers were trained to help with auction.  The auctions proved to be successful as one year…a painting of John Felsing’s sold at auction for $25,000.

Kim Chase was actively involved with the Design and printing of invitations, posters, flyers, catalogues.  Biographies of exhibiting artists were created.

Time lines were a must not only for us but because of the artist’s schedules to submit work to be juried by the Society.  The jurors meet and decide and then inform the artist which pieces should be shipped….if they were selected to exhibit. This can take at least 6-8 weeks.. At this point…there is one other person that I could not have done without…. my girl Friday on Tuesdays…Tesa Dytrych

Logistics – responsible for hanging the show – My dear friend who passed away several years ago, Gerry Hamzik was responsible to for creating an  inviting gallery for the artists and viewers. The Exhibit room, Theatre and Lobby were dismantled to incorporate the art that arrived which involved  The Park Staff in a big way….they worked tirelessly through out the year basically with every committee – no task was too large or too small for them and always with a can do attitude. They even made pedestals for the sculpture and arranged lighting.  The Logistic committee was also in charge of the tram schedule, receiving, cataloging and shipping of art work and of all things…the physical arrangement of reception. That is a story in its self.  Receiving crates of artwork, filling out a condition report and finding a place to keep the boxes and crates of 90 – 125 art works was next to impossible but they did it  After the show, returning the work to the artist according to their specifications was a daunting task.  Ask Larry Harjehousen.  That is a story in its self.

Mailing – monumental task of creating, maintaining a mailing list and mailing of invitations…EJ at one point – in maybe the third show..said there is a company that can compile a list with address ON A COMPUTER.  It was a god send.  I believe that at the beginning we sent out 3000 invitations…

Reception – secure Caterer – worked with auctioneer, contracted entertainment, worked with logistic committee, secured volunteer greeters.

Sponsorship – searched for companies or indivduals willing to underwrite the event.

Volunteers – were involved in every aspect of the event…even husbands and wives of Board members….Don Bane knows about that.  I trained volunteers to be docents and there was NEVER an hour that there was not a volunteer in each room greeting and talking with the guest about the art that they were seeing…they were knowledgeable about the artist since books were created with their biographies and the type of work that they did and they also encouraged the visitor to purchase to benefit the park.

One big thing to remember is:  at that time in our lives…1992….we had no computers, only the latest fax machine…with thermal paper and no way to send digital images if we even had them which we didn’t…everything was snail mail and/or telephone/fax.

I have to interject this funny little story…about Leni…Half way into the year with the work that had been done…Leni said to me….Janet, what if nobody comes….I said Oh Leni, don’t worry about that…they will come.  And after the art work arrived…she said….Janet, what if nobody buys anything.  And I said, Leni don’t worry we will sell…little did she know that I had no clue either!  I just had to stay positive and happy.

Each committee reported at the monthly Board meetings…sometimes the meetings lasted over 2 hours…the last month prior to the opening…we held meetings WEEKLY for several hours…! I think the Board was ready to kill me…but they were delighted with the now transformed Nature Center into a gallery of beautiful works of art and they were eager to get the show on the road.

The first show was financially successful selling over $90,000 of art work.  Long after the show was over, visitors would often ask if we were going to have “The Art Show again”.  Since nothing succeeds like success…we took a year off to let the Park get back to normal, take a breather ourselves and then started in again on the year long planning and work ahead.  This occurred 5 times… benefiting the Park with $250,000 to begin their projects So we must draw the conclusion that this Park has never been afraid of hard work and plenty of planning…it still exists today and is what makes John D. MacArthur Beach State Park a jewel in the crown of Florida State Parks.

 

Kids Center

Kids Center

Janet is an accomplished artist and tireless volunteer who truly loves the park.  In addition to her artistic endeavors on behalf of the Park and Palm Beach County community, she has been a dedicated and creative member of the Board of Directors of the Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park and the Nature Foundation.

 

Seagrapes by Janet Heaton

Seagrapes by Janet Heaton

Florida native, Janet Heaton has been fascinated by nature all of her life. The images that dominate her artistic endeavors are birds and mammals of Africa and North America. Heaton has traveled to many parts of Africa and India to photograph, paint and research her wildlife subjects. “Given a choice of any subject in the world, I would select the African elephant without hesitation”, she says.

Samuru Elephants by Janet Heaton

Samburu Elephants by Janet Heaton

Heaton tells The Rickie Report, “I was around 40 and my children were in school.  A neighbor  who owned an art gallery invited me to come and paint.  I had no formal training and was really intimidated!  I started off with oil paintings of nighthawks and with the support of my friends and family members, I moved on to animals.  Then my work started selling.  I remember bringing two framed pieces of my elephants to Perry Como’s wife.”

Tricolored Splendor by Janet Heaton

Tricolored Splendor by Janet Heaton

Janet enjoys using watercolor, oil and pastel to portray the animals She says, “Each medium produces different results…from the very delicate to the strongest and most powerful animal. I find that  the subject lends itself to a particular medium.”

 

 Janet tells The Rickie Report about one of her 14 trips to Africa.  She spent time there to do research as well as take photographs. At one point, a rogue male elephant tried to charge a group of photographers, which included Janet’s brother, earlier in the day.   While Janet was with her team later in the day, this same elephant began chasing them!  Her driver went zigging and zagging through the bush to try to get away, but the elephant kept coming!  Janet says, “Let me tell you that 10 minutes feels like a life time, until he just finally stopped!”

 

Resting Cheetah by Janet Heaton

Resting Cheetah by Janet Heaton

When asked what she would like to see for the future of MacArthur Beach State Park and Nature Foundation, Janet was direct as well as philosophical.  “People cannot live without art.  It is part of our human nature.  I want people to realize that coming to MacArthur is no different than going to a museum or gallery when they want to experience art.  The gallery within the Park gives you an innate feeling of sharing art with everyone.  Come.  Look.  Open your eyes.  Art is more than entertainment.  Art is part of your life!  I want people to know that MacArthur provides an opportunity and insight to see animals in their environment.  I hope people will buy pieces of art so they live with them.  Art is more than just seeing on walls of a gallery or museum.  I believe everyone can paint – they just have to try!  I want to encourage people to get out and experience the physical world…see how a tree makes a shadow… how a branch moves as a bird take off…how the leaves blow in the wind.”

Strolling Ibis

Strolling Ibis

 

Heaton has received numerous awards and recognition for her animal art and photography and has exhibited at national and international museums. Her collectors are located throughout the United States, as well as Europe and Africa.

 

Good Grief by Janet Heaton

Good Grief by Janet Heaton

As a Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists, Florida Watercolor Society, Pastel Society of American and Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, she has exhibited from New York City’s National Arts Club to East Africa’s Mount Kenya Safari Club. Heaton is also included in Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in American Art, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.

Salt Frenzy by Janet Heaton

Salt Frenzy by Janet Heaton

Janet is an environmental champion.  She knows the Real Florida. She has lived it.  By introducing others through the medium of art to the Real Florida, she is helping to preserve our heritage.

Janet Heaton with MacArthur Bust

Janet Heaton with MacArthur Bust

About John D.MacArthur Beach State Park:

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, Palm Beach County’s only state park, is situated on a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Lake Worth Lagoon.  The Park is made up of 438 acres of pristine coastal land and contains four different communities or habitats including seven species of plants and twenty-two species of animals on the endangered or threatened list.  MacArthur Beach is truly an “Island in Time.”

Looking into the Tanks

Looking into the Tanks

 

Janice Kerber tells us more about the The Nature Classroom.   “It 

is a wonderful outdoor learning experience, in an 

environment that exists nowhere else in Palm Beach County. Our programs are designed to meet the Next Generation Science Standards for kindergarten through grade 12. Each program combines exploration of the area, and age-appropriate hands-on activities and may include a tour of the environmental exhibits. Our goal is to instill an understanding of and appreciation for coastal southeast Florida’s plant and animal communities.”

Janice  explains, ” So far this year we have served 3,275 children.  For the 2011-2012 school term we served 3558- we will exceed this number in mid- April with a full calendar until May 29th. “

The Rickie Report urges you to go and experience the wonders we have in our backyard.  Nature, art, environment and education.  MacArthur Beach State Park offers so much!

 

To reach Janet Heaton email  Heatonstudio@aol.com  or   www.paintingsofwildlife.com.   For more information about MacArthur State Beach Park contact:  Cheryl A. Houghtelin  Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park  561.776.7449  cheryl@macarthurbeach.org  www.macarthurbeach.org

 

 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

A Look at ArtisGras 2013

We went, we walked, we chatted with artists and saw new bright work from across the country at ArtiGras 2013. Congratulations to everyone who was accepted into this prestigious show!  The Rickie Report applauds your artistic creativity and looks forward to seeing more of your work!

 

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The ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival is produced by The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce. The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization whose nearly 800 members represent all aspects of business and industry. Their continuing mission is to be the unified voice of business driving sustainable growth and prosperity. The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce focuses on the development and retention of businesses, taking an active role in business, providing meaningful member services and improving the quality of life for all residents in their community.

 

More than an art show, this event truly brings the larger community together in many different ways.  The local entertainment and attractions included a variety of ways to get involved.  The ArtiKids Area promised a space where  kids  got their hands dirty and experienced art!   They helped build a sculpture, sat at a pottery wheel, or made a piece of art from recycled materials to take home.  It was a place where children were able to expand their mind and their art!

 

Artist Demonstration Stage:  Participating artists from around the country  and the Lighthouse ArtCenter demonstrated their particular art technique, with attendees watching and asking questions of our resident experts.  They included: Hugh O’Neill, Cara McKinley, Jenny Constable, Esther Gordon, Tracey Roedl, Ted Matz, Melissa Wood, Lorraine Weiskamp, Patty Albin, Holly Foss, Phillipe Laine, and Rick Heard.

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The 2013 Commorative Poster was created by Palm Beach Gardens artist, Paul Seaman – and if you didn’t buy a post or t-shirt, you can check out his website at   www.paulseamanart.com and get one before they are sold out!

Charitable Affiliations: Schools and local charities benefit from ArtiGras.  The 2013 beneficiaries include the Kiwanis Club, Quantum House, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida, Amara Shriners, Resource Depot, and 30 local and private schools.

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Eco-Art GREEN Zone: The Resource Depot Eco-Art GREEN Zone  featured artists who work with primarily recycled or upcycled materials. These artists use natural ingredients, recycled materials and other eco-friendly approaches to art. The Resource Depot Eco-Art GREEN Zone was host of the Guerilla A.R.T. (All Reusable Trash) Challenge. The Guerilla A.R.T. Challenge is a fun art competition between artist teams, young and old and at all ability levels, to show off their upcycling skills and create art from materials normally considered trash. Challenges were held daily .

Fine Arts Area: Showcased the talents of 300 national, regional and community-based fine artists.  The show is noted for strong art sales and is rated one of the top 50 shows in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine.  All artists are required to be present during the show, to allow the guests to meet and get to know the artists.  Artists competed for more than $15,000 in prize and purchase awards money in the areas of ceramics, digital art, drawing/graphics/print making, emerging artists, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and wood.

 

Garden Art Area: Offered handmade craft items created with the backyard garden in mind. Patrons found unique items useful in their homes and as garden accessories. The selection was varied  and included wood, glass, sculptures, fountains and furnishings.

 

Jim McCann

Jim McCann’s Copper Canvas

Emerging Artist:  This area of the festival featured 11 fabulous artists from the Palm Beach area who exhibited in an outdoor art festival for the first time. These artists went through a vigorous training program with ArtiGras event staff and other artist experts over the past six months.  Patrons enjoyed and purchased art that has been created by members of their own communities!  The Rickie Report is especially proud to have urged a number of artists to apply ( and they were accepted!) to this prestigious First-Time Category!  Congratulations to Emerging Artists: Jim McCann(Copper Canvas), Irene Jalowayski (Smashing Glass), John Cooksey, Jim Maddox (Eydylhands Studio), Edward Grates, Taylor Loughlin, Christopher Thomas (C. Thomas Photography), Lazara Ruda (The Living Sea), Brent Hoosac, Shelly Cox (Norma Cockwell) and Joan Hendelman (Hendel Jewelry).

Smashing Glass
Smashing Glass
Tiny Treasures: Children ages 3 – 13 were invited to enter this exclusive kids-only gallery where they could purchase artwork donated by the exhibiting artists. Children and their families then visited and met the artists on site.  It is a perfect way to introduce to the arts for these future art patrons.  All proceeds directly benefit the Quantum House.

Youth Art Competition: Local public and private schools, grades K-12, were invited to create art works and compete for awards and prizes.  Approximately 100 finalists in this county-wide competition were on display at ArtiGras.  Their talent was amazing!

 

 Georgia Artist Don McWhorter

Takes Home Best in Show at the 2013 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival

JUPITER, Fla. — The 2013 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival presented by Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center and produced by the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce Don McWhorter of Carrollton, Ga., has won Best in Show for his work in ceramics.

Don McWhorter Wins Best in Show
Attached is a photograph of (l to r) ArtiGras Honorary Chair Don Kiselewski, Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce CEO Beth Kigel with Best of Show winner Don McWhorter at the 2013 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival.

“I am very flattered to be named Best in Show at ArtiGras,” said McWhorter, who has shown his ceramic work at 18 of the last 20 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festivals. “The other artists here are just phenomenal, and I honored just to be in the same show as them, let alone win an award.”

 

The winners were selected by three judges who scored each artist and awarded a Best in Show and a first-place winner in each of the 14 categories. The following is a list of the artists who placed first in each category:

 

First Last Medium Award Hometown
Don McWhorter Ceramics Best in Show Carrollton, Ga.
Robin Rodgers Ceramics First Tallahassee, Fla.
Edward Loedding Digital Art First Brandon, Vt.
Flo Kemp Drawing and Printmaking First Setauket, N.Y.
Shelly Cox Emerging Artists First Jupiter, Fla.
Jean Yao Fiber – Nonwearable First Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Leah Dziewit Fiber – Wearable First Maple City, Mich.
Richard Ryan Glass First Bourbonnais, Ill.
Michael Alexander Jewelry First New York, N.Y.
Vince Pompei Metal First St. Petersburg, Fla.
B. Corey Johnson Mixed Media First Royal Palm Beach, Fla.
Danny O’Driscoll Painting First Batesburg, S.C.
Richard Auger Photography First Summerfield, Fla.
Peter Rujuwa Sculpture First Indianapolis, Ina.
Barrie Harding Wood First Dunnellon, Fla.

 

 

 

The winners of the 2013 ArtiGras Youth Art Competition were announced during the first day of the ArtiGras Fine Art Festival presented by Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center and produced by the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of

Kailyn Bryant ArtiGras Youth Art Winner
Fourth grade youth art 1st place winner Kailyn Bryant from Panther Run Elementary and (back row from left to right) Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce Marketing & Events Coordinator Erin Devlin, ArtiGras poster artist Paul Seaman, ArtiGras Honorary Chair Don Kiselewski and Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce CEO Beth Kigel.

Commerce. More than 174 students in grades kindergarten through 12thsubmitted artwork for the competition in mediums ranging from pencil and crayon to chalk and paint. Artwork was judged by local artists and art educators who had the daunting task of narrowing down the hundreds of entries to only 57 finalists then selecting a first, second and three place winner for each school grade.

The 2013 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival will run through Monday, February 18 at Abacoa in Jupiter. The outdoor arts event showcases a juried exhibition of outstanding fine art along with activities which include live entertainment, artist demonstrations, adult and children’s interactive art activities, Youth Art Competition Gallery and the opportunity to meet more than 300 of the top artists from around the world. Listed as one of the top 50 festivals in the country, ArtiGras 2013 expects more than 100,000 patrons over the three-day period.For additional information on ArtiGras, visit www.artigras.org or contact the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce at (561) 748-3946.

 

The following is a list of the winners per school grade:

 

Kindergarten

1

Alexandra Losquadro St. Marks

2

Eliana Diaz Panther Run Elementary

3

Carter Tran Palm Beach Gardens Elementary

HM

Kimora Hernandez U.B. Kinsey Elementary S.O.A.

HM

Kalliope Kaimakliotis Lighthouse Elementary

HM

Aleksander Lerner Dwight D. Eisenhower

1st Grade

1

La Fina Khan Timber Trace Elementary

2

Mia Dellobuono Gardens School of Technology Arts

3

Connor Navm Panther Run Elementary

HM

Amelia Catto Hammock Pointe Elementary

HM

Natalie Parratto Jerry Thomas Elementary

HM

Taleyah Ricketts U.B. Kinsey Elementary S.O.A

2nd Grade

1

Adie Daniels Gardens School of Technology

2

Will Labanz S. Marks Episcopal

3

Brandon Bedford U.B. Kinsey

HM

Zoe Zudans Palm Beach Gardens Elementary

HM

Katie Thyroff Jerry Thomas Elementary

HM

Lucas Roig Poinciana Day School

3rd Grade

1

Anthony Arvidson Palm Beach Gardens Elementary

2

Aeryn Meyer Poinciana Day School

3

Marcus Benson Beacon Cove

HM

Tracy Feuer Panther Run Elementary

HM

Erinlyn Tirado Jupiter Christian

HM

Rhianna Goodwin Limestone Creek Elementary

4th Grade

1

Kailyn Bryant Panther Run Elementary

2

Cameron Ricoca Beacon Cove

3

Romella Bellanton JFK Medical Center Charter School

HM

Cameron Flora St. Marks Episcopal

HM

Peyton Esposito Poinciana Day School

HM

Anthony Beaudoin Elbridge Gale Elementary

5th Grade

1

Tessa Williams Marsh Pointe Elementary

2

Selah Cotton Jupiter Christian

3

Ava Kehde Beacon Cove Intermediate

HM

Regan Jones Limestone Creek Elementary

HM

Gabriella Gilliam St. Marks Episcopal

HM

Jane Djajaputra JFK Medical Center Charter School

6th Grade

1

Theresa Turkowski Watson B. Duncan Middle School

2

Ashely O’Connell Jupiter Christian School

3

Conor Meyburg St. Mark’s Episcopal School

7th Grade

1

Destiny Robinson Watson B. Duncan Middle School

2

Alexi Smith Bright Futures Academy

3

Joe Sullivan Jupiter Christian School

8th Grade

1

Anibal Alvarado Watson B. Duncan Middle

2

Isabella Reynolds Wellington Christian

3

Emily Husak Jupiter Christian

9th Grade

1

Katerina “Katie” Dominguez Suncoast High School

2

Rene VanOverbeck Jupiter Christian

3

Dominique Gbedey Wellington High School

10th Grade

1

Frederick Jolowski Jupiter Community High School

2

Laura Louberti Seminole Ridge High School

3

Maria Maciejko Jupiter Christian

11th Grade

1

Julia Greene Palm Beach Central High School

2

Veena Karanan Suncoast High School

3

Robin Rosier Seminole Ridge

12th Grade

1

Britney Molina Palm Beach Central High School

2

Melanie Mroczek Jupiter Christian

3

Kayla Jean Long South Tech

 

 

 

 

For more information about ArtiGras: www.artigras.org, e-mail information requests toinfo@artigras.org.

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291