Take Your Creativity To The Next Level With Vicki Siegel’s Workshops And Classes

Vicki Siegel’s upcoming workshops and classes will energize our creative work! Learn something new, while taking your painting and photography to new levels!  Vicki is an award-winning, full-time working artist and is a certified Golden Artist Educator.  The Rickie Report shares the details of Vicki’s classes and workshops, which take place in Palm Beach County and are open to the public.

 

 

 

V I C K I      S I E G E L

WORKSHOPS, EXHIBITS, STUDIO VISITS  

2019

 

 

 

 

“Between Us” by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

Vicki Siegel’s upcoming workshops and classes will energize your creative work. Learn something new and take your painting and photography to new levels. Vicki is a fulltime working artist who exhibits extensively. She has a BFA from the University of Illinois and studied masters coursework at Tyler School of Art, Rome. Siegel is a Golden Artist Educator. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vicki Siegel’s Florida Keys Workshop

 

 

PAINTING ON PHOTOGRAPHS 2-DAY WORKSHOP

Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach

Thurs.& Fri., January 24 and 25, 2019, 9:30-4:30 p.m.

Tuition: $315

 

If you are a painter who wants to include photographic images into your work, or a photographer who wants to try painting, this workshop will inspire you. You will learn how to collage images, layer acrylic paints, glaze, enhance, and texture your photographic images. Vicki Siegel, a Golden Paint Artist Educator, will give you the chance to try some new and fun paint products while creating new work on canvas and paper. Contact the registrar for the supply list. You can use images supplied by Vicki or your own photographs.

To register: 561 832-1776

https://public.armoryart.org/public/AdultClasses.faces?_ga=2.122247115.1931379812.1543258874-2071644684.1535054469

 

 

 

 

 

“Powerful” Acrylic Paint Layers by Vicki Siegel

 

 

POWERFUL ACRYLIC PAINT LAYERS  2- DAY WORKSHOP

Old School Square Creative Arts School

Fri. & Sat., February 15 & 16, 2019, 9:30-4:30

Tuition: $315

 

 

Learn exciting new ways to layer acrylics to create rich and complex surfaces. Artists working in all media or style will benefit from this innovative way of thinking about materials. Gels, pastes, acrylic skins, masking, stencils, transparent and translucency and direct image transfers will be explained. Contact the registrar for the supply list.  www.oldschoolsquare.org

To register: 561 403-2954 

https://oldschoolsquare.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S0G00000pdlClUAI

 

 

 

“Kiss Kiss” by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

GLORIOUS COLOR DEMYSTIFIED FOR ACRYLIC PAINTERS

1-DAY WORKSHOP

Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach

Friday March 1, 2019, 9:30-4:30p.m.

Tuition  $165

If you have problems mixing color and using color this 1-day workshop is perfect. You will learn color theory, color mixing and how color enhances a painting. We will start with creating a color wheel and mixing boards. In the afternoon, you will use your knowledge to create a painting on canvas. Contact the registrar for the supply list. The instructor supplies most paints. To register: 561 832-1776   www.armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

POURED PAINT! GO WITH THE FLOW

1-DAY WORKSHOP

Old School Square Creative Arts School

Saturday March 2, 2019, 9:30-4:30p.m. 

Tuition: $165

Create a painting Learn the techniques, tips and tricks of pouring acrylic paint. In this fun, interactive workshop we will use several mediums, fluid acrylics to alter and pour paint. Create vibrant paintings and enjoy the immediate satisfaction of pouring. 

To register: 561 403-2954 

 

 

“Vanish” by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

 

WEEKLY CLASSES:

 

Exploring Painting, Thursdays. 1:00-4:00

Old School Square, School of Creative Arts, Delray Beach 

This class is for intermediate to advanced students, oil and acrylic preferred. Learn new techniques!

To register:561 243-7922 ext 478 or 317 or

https://oldschoolsquare.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S0G00000pdoPkUAI

 

 

Painting Today: Wednesdays, 1-4pm

Boca Raton Museum Art School

Explore contemporary painting techniques, composition and color through individual assistance and instructor demonstrations. From traditional brushwork to cutting edge mixed media techniques, pours and skins, you will develop your own style. Acrylics are preferred but oils are welcome.  

Course# 3.40 Wednesdays, 1-4PM

To register: (561) 392-2503

https://www.bocamuseum.org/art-school/classes/painting?id=5332

 

 

 

 

Exploring Acrylics: Wednesdays, 6:30-9 pm

Boca Raton Museum Art School

Learn foundation painting skills in a creative atmosphere. Learn how to get started, set up a palette and mix color, brushwork, wet on-wet, wet-on-dry, glazing, layering, texture, and how to use gels and mediums. The class will work from both a set up and instructor photographs until you develop your own ideas as your painting skills improve. 

Course #3.38 Wednesdays, 6:30-9PM To register: (561) 392-2503

https://www.bocamuseum.org/art-school/classes/exploring-acrylics-0?id=5322

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vicki Siegel in her Studio

 

 

 

VICKI SIEGEL 

Vicki Siegel’s work combines painting and photography together.  She creates images that unite her fascination with the world around her with the physicality of paint. Blending the two art forms is a process that results in images that are both real and imaginary.  The photographers gaze allows her to observe and archive reality, while the paint flows from her subconscious to her brush in marks that are uniquely her own. Siegel says, “In my work I ask the viewer to engage by comparing what is photographic and what is paint, but also what is personal and what is universal”. 

 

 

 

ARTWALK, FRIDAY, January 4, 2019 6-9PM

You are invited to visit Vicki’s studio in Delray Beach’s new arts incubator, 

The Arts Warehouse,  Studio 10 (on the second floor), 

313 NE 3rd Street, Delray Beach, FL, 33444 

Mon., Tues., Fri. and Sat 11-3.

Email first to confirm hours.  

Delray Beach First Friday Artwalks: 6-9 pm. Jan. 4th, Feb. 1, etc.

 

 

 

For more information about these classes, workshops, and exhibits:

vickisiegelart@gmail.com

Follow me on Instagram: instagram.com/vickisiegelart

Friend me on FB: facebook.com/vickisiegel and facebook.com/vickisiegelart 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Boca Raton Fine Art Shows™ Shares their Passion For Fine Art And Fine Craft At Mizner Amphitheater November 3 & 4

Renowned organizer Hot Works, LLC is bringing two Fine Art and Fine Craft shows to Boca Raton this season, November 3 & 4 at Mizner Park Amphitheater and January 26 & 27, 2019 in Sanborn Square Park, N.E. 1st Avenue and E. Boca Raton Road in downtown Boca. One of the artists whose work will be prominently featured is Marvin ‘Murf’ Murphy of Weston. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

Hot Works

Boca Raton Fine Art Shows

Your Art. Our Passion.

 

 New Fall Show!

 

 

November 3 & 4, 2018 

 

10 am – 5 pm Each day

 

 

 

Outdoors at Mizner Park Amphitheater

590 Plaza Real         Boca Raton, FL 33432 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more than three decades, Murphy has been employing a keen sense of color and unique feel for design and form to create dynamic, multi-dimensional geometric abstract paintings that have earned him recognition on an international scale. Murf equates his compositions with cartography. But he’s not interested in mapping out shorelines, islands, continents or seas. He is busy charting the universe and the unifying threads that run through all of nature.

 

Award of Excellence Goes to Murf Murphy

 

Toward that end, he has developed a language of colors, lines and geometric forms. But there’s an architectural quality to his abstract works. Some of that inheres in his use of thick layers and impasto applied with brushes, palette and even putty knives. But he confers three-dimensionality on many of his works by combining colored acrylic films with glass that he sets about half an inch from the painted surface of his underlying canvas.

 

 

 

 

 

When he was just starting out, Murf had a day job tinting car windows. He quickly discovered that he could piece together scenes on windows, sliding glass doors and storefronts from these colored films in much the same way that Henri Matisse used scissors and colored paper to fashion his renowned posters and other cutouts during the final chapter of his storied career.  “At some point, I began framing them and taking them to art shows and festivals,” Murf recounts. “The process evolved from there.”

 

“Fire and Ice” by Murf Murphy

 

 

Today, he affixes his colored film cutouts to the underside of a plate of clear glass in patterns that augment or contrast with the geometric patterns in the composition beneath the glass. As the beam of a gallery spotlight passes through the glass and film cutouts, it is focused, splintered and refracted to create mesmerizing highlights and shadows on the textured surface of the canvas. Natural, organic light will produce the same effect, although in a more diffuse, subtle manner.

 

 

 

 

 

The resulting three-dimensional, tactile quality is a new wrinkle in the 100-year history of the abstract art movement. But there’s more to Murphy’s abstractionism than texture and dimensionality. He also evokes a preoccupation with the building blocks of the natural world and cosmology: light, color and geometrical shapes, particularly rectangles and squares. “Silver Square”, “Yellow Light”, “Green Light”, “Across the Sky”, “New Horizons”, “Golden Moon”  and “Color Source” are the names of just a few of his contemporary constructs. These cues aside, Murf leaves it to his viewers to intuit whether the interplay of light, color, shape and shadow reflect cosmic truths or some cogent commentary on the human condition in modern society denoted, as it is, by the repudiation of fact and science, environmental damage, and impending climatological cataclysm.

 

“Color Dance” by Murf Murphy

 

 

 

 

Over the years, Murf has converted some of his more popular compositions into lithographs. Several have been popularized as art show posters and album and magazine covers – including Hot Works award-winning 16th Orchard Lake Fine Art Show held in West Bloomfield, Michigan this past July. A number can be found in the collections of famous jazz musicians and other public figures, including Dave Sanborn, Richard Elliot, Kenny Rankin, Dave Koz and President Bill Clinton.

 

 

 

He has also shared the limelight at environmental, educational and social events with the likes of Pamela Anderson, Bob Barker, Ivana Trump, and former Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore.  In 2010, Murf presented his “Earth Island” lithograph to the newly installed Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon. That work was also featured on the PBS “Jim Brickman Beautiful World” special.

 

 

 

Interior scene of Murf Murphy’s Artistry

 

While the fall show is new this season, the winter Boca Raton Fine Art Show has been voted among the top 100 art shows in America three years running. Institute for Arts & Education is the associated 501( c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to fostering art education among youth, cultural diversity, visual arts and community enrichment. 

 

 

 

 

Hotworks shows are the Best!

 

patty@hotworks.org.

Patty Narozny, Executive Producer

Hotworks, LLC Fine Art & Fine Craft Shows

Your Art. Our Passion.

www.hotworks.org

www.facebook.com/hotworksartshows

941-755-3088 FL    248-684-2613 MI

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Vicki Siegel At Upcoming First Friday Artwalk In Delray Beach Plus Take Acrylic Workshops With Her In February And March

Vicki Siegel’s two upcoming workshops will stimulate your creative work. Learn something new and take your painting and photography to new levels.  Vicki’s Studio in Delray Beach is open to the public on the first Friday of each month during the “First Friday Artwalks”. Visit Artists’Alley where you will find a vibrant group of artists working in various mediums.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details and some sneak peeks.  Sign up NOW for her Workshops!

V I C K I       S I E G E L

Workshop And Exhibits, 2018

 

 

 

Vicki Siegel’s studio in Delray

ARTWALK:

Friday, February 2, 2018

6 – 9 PM

354 NE 4th Street    Delray Beach

In Artists’ Alley

 

“See It Coming” by Vicki Siegel

Vicki Siegel Keys Workshop

WORKSHOPS:

 

 

2 DAY WORKSHOP
POWERFUL ACRYLIC PAINT LAYERS –
ALL LEVELS – 2 DAY WORKSHOP – ACRYLIC
February 9 & 10, 2018

9:30 am – 3:30 pm, Fee: $315

Old School Square
51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach

 

Learn exciting new ways to layer acrylics to create rich and complex surfaces. Artists working in all media or style will benefit from this innovative way of thinking about materials. Gels, pastes, acrylic skins, masking, stencils, transparent and translucency and direct image transfers will be explained. Whether a beginner or an accomplished artist, you will be inspired by the information packed demonstrations. Siegel, a Golden Artist Educator, will give you the chance to try some new and fun paint products while creating new work on canvas and paper.
http://oldschoolsquare.org/events/powerful-acrylic-paint-layers/
or call 561 243-7922, x317 or x478

 

 

“See” by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

2 DAY WORKSHOP
MASTERING ACRYLIC PAINT:
Color, Mediums and Photographic Images
Friday/Saturday March 23 -24, 2018

9:30 am – 4:30 pm, Cost: $315

Armory Art Center,
811 Park Place, West Palm Beach

 

Learn to use gels, pastes and mediums. In depth knowledge of acrylic paint will be gained through the lectures. Work with transferring printed images into wet acrylic materials and finish up with paintings loaded with color, texture, and patterns. On day two you will learn how to paint on photographs – use your own images or ones the instructor provides. You will be inspired by the information packed demonstrations. Explore how to incorporate personal imagery. Contact the registrar for the supply list.  Or email Vicki:  Vickisiegelart@gmail.com
9:30am – 4:30pm Cost: $315
Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach  Call the registrar 561 832-1776  http://www.armoryart.org/registration

 

 

“Dream” by Vicki Siegel

 

VICKI SIEGEL:

Vicki Siegel’s work combines painting and photography together. She creates images that unite her fascination with the world around her with the physicality of paint. Blending the two art forms is a process that results in images that are both real and imaginary. The photographers gaze allows her to observe and archive reality, while the paint flows from her subconscious to my brush in marks that are uniquely her own.

Siegel says, “In my work I ask the viewer to engage by comparing what is photographic and what is paint, but also what is personal and what is universal”. It is her hope that the viewer sees her vision of how strange and wonderful life is, and how beautiful nature is and the necessity of preserving it.

 

 

“Share” by Vicki Siegel

Visit her website : Vickisiegelart.com
On Instagram as vickisiegelart
On Facebook as vickisiegel and vickisiegelart
Vickisiegelart@gmail.com

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Boca Raton Museum of Art School Offers New Classes, Faculty Exhibit And Workshops

New Art classes start on February 27 at the Boca Raton Museum Art School!  The School continues to evolve to meet the interests of adults, teenagers, and children. With over 100 classes offered daytime, evening and Saturdays, there is something for everyone. Familiar and new classes include: Essential Skills for Painters, Fundamentals of Photoshop, Leather Jewelry, Chiaroscuro Drawing, a new evening jewelry making class, Saturday morning pottery class, and lots more!  The Rickie Report shares the details. Mention “The Rickie Report” and attend Faculty lectures FREE!

 

 

 

 

801 West Palmetto Park Road
 Boca Raton, FL 33486

www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

 

 

 

 

FACULTY EXHIBIT:

 
Faculty artists currently exhibiting in the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park will be presenting gallery talks about their artwork.

*Mention “The Rickie Report” to receive free admission to the Museum for these talks.

 

“Seascape ” by Roxene Sloate

Friday, February 17th

3:00 pm: Roxene Sloate, color and pastels

3:30 pm: Miles Laventhall

Painting by Miles laventhall

 

WORKSHOPS

 

Popular workshops in February:

Fun Jewelry CastingExplore ways to cast metal in order to make unusual one-of-a-kind jewelry. Traditional casting can be very costly. However, Fun Casting uses basic tools and the results can be stunning. Each student casts in the medium of cuttlefish bone, straw, or beans. Other possibilities include rice, rock salt, or ice.  8.17 Saturday, February 18, 1 – 5 PM  Instructor: Don Dietz 
Tuition: $110

 

 

Mandala in Colored Pencils. Awaken the creative spirit within. Through guided mediation, storytelling, and specific colored pencil drawing exercises, students create their own Mandala. Explore the joy and meditative process of color and creating. Learn to express the essential beauty and wholeness of your true nature and to tap into the creativity of your spirit. (45 minute lunch break) 8.16 Monday, February 20, 10am to 3pm 
Instructor: Genie Appel-Cohen 
Tuition: $60, Material Fee: $15

 

 

February 19 and 20:

(Sunday and Monday, Presidents Day weekend):

These two half-day workshops are fun and creative for beginners to experienced artists who want to try something completely different!

 

Broke Plate Mosaics: Recycle your broken dishware to decorate a vase in the style of Antonio Gaudi (morning workshop).

 

 

Mobius Sculpture: Create a Mobius strip in plaster with Willie Reed (afternoon workshop). 



 

 

 

For more information or to register:

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

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Elfrida Schragen Shares “Potpourri” of Paintings At Delray Beach Public Library

Elfrida Schragen‘s original oil paintings are vibrant!  Her “en plein air” style shows us a glimpse of the actual moments, as she captures the atmosphere as well as the subject matter, in time. For inspiration for these particular landscapes, Elfrida draws from her two homes, one in Delray Beach in the USA, and the other in Victoria, BC in Canada – two oceans, different flora and fauna, and flat land verses mountainous terrain. Her portraits are inspired by models and friends and they catch an obvious likeness to her subjects.  You can see her artwork at the Delray Beach Public Library through January 22nd.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this Free Exhibit and some sneak peeks.

 

 

E L F R I D A      S C H R A G E N

Solo Exhibit:

“Potpourri”

 

 

 

Delray Beach Public Library

100 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444

Hours:

Mon – Wed: 9am – 8pm
Thurs. – Sat: 9am – 5pm

Exhibit runs from Now through January 22, 2016 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bridge At Mounts Botanical Gardens” by Elfrida Schragen

 

 

 

These original oils painted by “Elfrida” are comprised of vibrant portraits, still life, and works created en ”Plein Air” (a style of painting in the outdoors that aims to catch the atmosphere and general tone of a location in a short work time over one or two sessions). For inspiration for these particular landscapes, Elfrida draws from her two homes, one in Delray Beach in the USA, and the other in Victoria, BC in Canada – two oceans, different flora and fauna, and flat land verses mountainous terrain. Her portraits are inspired by models and friends and they catch an obvious likeness to her subjects.

 

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“Come Walk With Me” nay Elfrida Schragen

 

 

 

Elfrida was born in Canada into a family of artists where colour, and design were a constant dinner table subject of conversation. However she trained as a teacher and spent her professional life working with autistic, emotionally disturbed and handicapped children. Although she dabbled in art throughout her teaching career, taking the occasional course and participating in solo and group shows, it has been since her retirement that her art has really become defined. Her explorations include eight years of sculpture, five years working with pastels and finally settling into oil painting as her medium of choice.

 

 

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“Marina On Salt Spring Island, BC” by Elfrida Schragen

 

 

 

 

Elfrida Schragen has presented many SOLO shows and participated in group shows in Canada and the USA. Her paintings hang in the Americas and Europe. She enjoys painting portraits from life and photographs and is available for commissioned work. She tells The Rickie Report,” When there is that spark of life in a face, an original peaceful or intriguing design, or a certain play of color or shadow, I feel very excited about the challenge of capturing it on the canvas.”

 

 

For more information about Elfrida’s artwork please contact:

Elfrida Schragen
www.elfridasart.com
www.elfridasart.blogspot.ca
elfridaschragen@shaw.ca

561-865-5629 or 561-613-9837

 

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The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Wellington Art Society Features Ted Matz At December Meeting

Contemporary realist and plein air artist, Ted Matz will be the featured demonstrator at the Wellington Art Society meeting on December 9th, 2015.  The public is welcome to attend, at Bootz Culture Camp in Royal Palm Beach, FL. Meet and greet will begin at 6:30 PM followed by a brief meeting and member spotlight. The demonstration and a raffle benefiting the Scholarship Fund will conclude the evening.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to attend, meet other artists and share. 

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

FEATURES

TED  MATZ

Contemporary Realism and Plein Air Artist

Wednesday, December 9th

6:30 pm

Bootz Culture Camp

420 State Road 7 Unit 120

Royal Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

 

Contemporary realist and plein air artist Ted Matz will be the featured demonstrator at the Wellington Art Society meeting on December 9th, 2015 at Bootz Culture Camp, 420 State Road 7, Suite 120, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33414. Meet and greet will begin at 6:30 PM followed by a brief meeting and member spotlight. The demonstration and a raffle benefiting the Scholarship Fund will conclude the evening.

 

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“Loxahatchee Wildlife Preserve ” by Ted Matz

Ted Matz studied at Kendall College of Art and received a Fine Arts Degree in watercolor from Eastern Michigan University. He resides in Lake Worth and is the Chair of Painting and Drawing at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum and School of Art in Tequesta. He has conducted classes and workshops throughout the United States, Italy and France. He is a Signature Member of the Artist Guild of the Boca Museum of Art and member of the International Plein Air Painters.

 

 

 

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“Cambridge, MA” by Ted Matz

 

 

Ted is in awe of the wonderful natural forms, structures, colors and patterns that he sees in South Florida. His hope is that viewers of his art work will be drawn to the beauty of the amazing natural elements he creates in his paintings that many people overlook in their busy lives.

 

 

 

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“Arles, France” by Ted Matz

 

 

Ted tells The Rickie Report,“As our lives become more frantic in this world of high tech living, I strive to take the viewer to a place of solitude and serenity”.  Ted teaches watercolor, acrylic, pastels and plein air painting. His teaching stresses finding your own individual voice that emerges from developing a visual language: value, composition, drawing, color, patterns and a strong sense of seeing. Art is about finding your own authentic style and developing your self confidence and awareness as an artist.

 

 

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“Conway, MA” by Ted Matz

Ted Matz calls Lake Worth, Florida his home. He has taught classes and workshops in Michigan and Vermont, and currently does domestic and international workshops in Massachusetts, Maine, Italy and France.

 

 

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“Loxahatchee Wildlife Preserve 2” by Ted Matz

 

 

 

Ted chaired and coordinated the First and Second Annual 2014 and 2015 Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Plein Air Festival in Tequesta/Jupiter Florida and is currently working on the 3nd Annual Festival in 2016.  In the past, Ted worked in design related positions for Jacobson’s Store, Inc., Saks Fifth Avenue in Palm Beach and Lord and Taylor in Detroit.  Exhibitions include the Lighthouse Art Center in Tequesta, Elliot Museum in Stuart, Ann Norton Sculpture Garden in West Palm Beach and the Ward-Nasse Gallery in New York City.

 

For more information about Ted Matz, please contact:

www.tedmatz.com

or 561-452-5710

or follow  www.tedmatz.blogspot.com

 

 

Wellington Art Society:

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 34th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For more information visit WellingtonArtSociety.org

 

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The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

Deborah LaFogg Docherty Offers Two Day Workshop: “Expressing Your Inner Animal in Pastel”

Deborah LaFogg has gone from an “emerging” to one of National acclaim and is now offering a local workshop for artists at Hennevelt’s Gallery!  She is a busy woman!  We don’t state that lightly.  She is teaching classes, workshops, caring for family members, keeping watch over animals who wander into her yard or noticing an unusual butterfly  –  and she is always working at her artwork.  Her Facebook posts modestly share her most recent acceptances to National Exhibits as well as Awards. She honestly seems surprised that anyone pays attention to her work – but she is very wrong.  Through Deborah’s artistry, we see the true essence of the animals she captures in pastel and paint. We are lucky! The Rickie Report shares the details and a few photos of her award-winning artworks.  Sign up for her workshop before the spaces are taken! You are in for a treat! Future workshops and exhibits are listed here as well.

 

 

Deborah LaFogg Docherty

Presents

“Expressing Your Inner Animal in Pastel”

 

 

Hennevelt’s Gallery

November 8 & 9, 2014  

 9 – 5 pm  both days

 

510 Northwood Rd.    West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Pre-Registration Information:

(561) 506-4108

Email: Art@Hennevelts.com
Website: www.hennevelts.com

 

 

"Couch Potato" by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

“Couch Potato” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

 

 

 

Class Outline:

 

 

Day one

The class will start with what it takes to make a strong pastel painting of wildlife or a pet. Important points to be covered… Composition, Color, Form, Perspective, Contrast and Textures.
Deborah will talk about the materials the class is going to use and why. Next to be covered will be how to pick the right reference and the importance of your composition.
Students will be provided with several options of reference materials to choose from or may choose to bring their own. Value sketches, color choices and perspective will be next.
Deborah will demonstrate by starting a pastel and talk about under painting. Students start their paintings if they are comfortable with their compositions and value sketches. Deborah will be available to answer questions.

 

 

Day two

Deborah will demonstrate different techniques for applying pastel.
She will also demonstrate working on black backgrounds.
Students will work on their paintings. Deborah will be available to answer questions and help them solve painting issues.

Students will be painting and she will be available to answer questions and offer each student helpful suggestions.

The last two to three hours Deborah will offer critiques of two examples of each students work.

Overview of class: Students will be taught to create pastel paintings of pets or wildlife with background if desired that have strong compositions, pleasing colors, exciting contrast and textures that hold the viewers interest.

 

 

DebLaFogg Oct 2014 Bio

 

 

 

 

"Woodstorks" by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

“Woodstorks” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

 

ART AWARDS:

Two Honorable Mentions in the Animal & Wildlife category of the 16th Annual Pastel 100 Competition held by the Pastel Journal, printed in the April 2015 issue.
First Place: Women Artists Of the West goes WILD an online exhibition of wildlife art, October 2014
Sidney Friedlander Memorial Award at the 10th Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition, Old Forge, NY 2014
Best in Show, Artfest on the Green, Wellington, FL January 2014
Third Place Sarasota Wildlife Art Festival, Sarasota Florida, February 2014
Third Place Crest Theatre Art Exhibit, Delray Beach Florida, February 2014

Second Place other Media in the Richeson 75 Landscapes, Seascapes and Architecture 2013 Show.

 

 

 

 

"Brice Canyon" by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

“Brice Canyon” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty


UP COMING SOLO EXHIBITS:

 

  • Everglades National Parks Ernest Coe Galley in the visitor center November 2015.

 

  • Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge January February 2015.

 

"Flying Tiger" by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

“Flying Tiger” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

 

SHOWS AND OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:

 

  • April 2015 issue.2014 2 Animal & Wildlife category of the 16th Annual Pastel 100 Competition held by the Pastel Journal, April 2015 issue.
  • 2014 Finalist Richeson 75 Animals, Birds, Wildlife ONLINE Art Show 2014
  • 2014 Audubon Artists Annual Exhibit, 72nd Annual Juried National Exhibition at the Salmagundi Art Club, NYC
  • 2014 Women Artists Of the West goes WILD an online exhibition of wildlife art
  • 2014 Southeastern Pastel Society online exhibition
  • 2014 Connecticut Pastel Society Renaissance in Pastel 21th National Juried Exhibition, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich CT.
  • 2014 Kentucky National Wildlife Art Show, Henderson Fine Arts Center, KY
  • 2014 Pastel Society Of America, National Arts Club in NYC
  • 2014 St. Augustine Nature and Wildlife Art Show, St. Augustine FL
  • 2014 Finalist on the Art Renewal Salon Center for the Arts.
  • 2014 The Bennington Art Center’s, Art of the Animal Kingdom, Bennington VT.
  • 2014 National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society Fall National On-line Exhibit.
  • 2014 Mainsale Fine Art Festival, St. Petersburg FL.
  • 2014 Sarasota Wildlife Art Festival, Sarasota Florida
  • 2014 Began giving pastel demos and workshops for South East Florida Art Societies

 

 

"Morning Call" by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

“Morning Call” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

 

 

Current Gallery AFFILIATION

Hennevelt’s Gallery
           510 Northwood Rd.      West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 506-4108

 

 

 

"Captured Gaze" by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

“Captured Gaze” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

Member AFFILIATIONS

 

Signature Member of the Artists for Conservation
Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America
Associate Member of the Society of Animal Artists
“Member of Excellence” Southeastern Pastel Society
Degas Pastel Society
Pastel Society of North Florida
International Guild of Realism
Oil Painters of America
Audubon Artists

 

 

 

"Approaching Storm" by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

“Approaching Storm” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

Future DEMOS:

The Hobe Sound Fine Arts League
 February 16, 2015
 7:00 PM

 

 

Future Workshops :

 

Hobe Sound Fine Arts League
March 6 & 7, 2015
Deborah LaFogg Docherty will be teaching, “Expressing your inner animal in pastel and oils”

 

Artists’ Workshops, Inc.
540 Barracuda Boulevard      New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
Phone: 386-424-9254
 March 27-29th, 2015
 Deborah LaFogg Docherty will be teaching, “Expressing your inner animal in pastel”

 

 

For more information about Deborah’s artistry, please visit:www.lafogg.com

 

 

 

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

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Patricia Maguire’s SOLO Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Patricia (Pati) Maguire has been drawing and painting all of her life.  Whether viewing her plein air paintings, international landscapes, figures, portraits or still life creations, one can feel Pati’s sensitivity and sense of being “at one” with her subject matter.  As she says,  “Sometimes, even when my hands are still, I am painting in my mind. I see the world through the prism of light and shapes.”  Everyone will have an opportunity to view her work during a SOLO Exhibition at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center.  The Opening Reception is open to the public and the exhibit continues through November 15th.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

Patricia Maguire

SOLO Exhibition

Opening Reception

 Saturday,  October 18th

 

3:00 – 5:00 pm

Refreshments will be served

Exhibit Continues through November 15, 2014

Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM to 5PM

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue

Lake Worth, FL 33460
561.471.2901
www.palmbeachculture.com

"All Together" by Patricia Maguire

“All Together” by Patricia Maguire

 

 

 

Patricia Maguire’s view is that,” Art is nature as seen through the filter of emotions.”  She explains to The Rickie Report, ” I have been drawing and painting all my life. Sometimes, even when my hands are still, I am painting in my mind. I see the world through the prism of light and shapes.  I have not chosen to paint, rather it has chosen me, and I feel it is something I must do.”

 

"View from Ponte Vecchio Three" by Patricia Maguire

“View from Ponte Vecchio”  by Patricia Maguire

 

 

“My formative years were spent in big cities, with lots of access to museums, galleries and schools, but I have chosen to be closer to nature in the last decades. I live on the water, and escape to the mountains. I hope this love of our natural world communicates itself to you in my work. I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and spent years in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Caracas, Venezuela. I have now lived in Florida, USA, for the past decades. Each country has left footprints,” she shares.

 

 

"Deceptively Calm" by Patricia Maguire

“Deceptively Calm” by Patricia Maguire

 

 

 

Her formal art education began at Skidmore College, in Saratoga Springs, New York, where Pati earned a Bachelor of Science in Studio Art and continued with some Master level classes at Syracuse University. She holds an MBA from FAU.  ” My work has been exhibited at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Coral Springs Museum of Art, The Cornell Museum in Delray Beach  and other art venues throughout South Florida. My paintings presently hang in galleries in Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale , New York, Bufflao,and  Port Jefferson, as well as in private and corporate collections in Brazil, Venezuela, Canada and throughout the USA.”

 

 

"Green Shadows" by Patricia Maguire

“Green Shadows” by Patricia Maguire

Pati teaches painting at the Delray Beach Center For The Arts and is a Signature Member of the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Delray Art League, Plein Air Palm Beach Painters, The American Society of Impressionist Painters and is the founder  of the Florida ‘Scape Artists.  

 

 

"Welcome to the Jungle" by Patricia Maguire

“Welcome to the Jungle” by Patricia Maguire

 

 

Her recent exhibition highlights are acceptance into Art Expo New York 2013, Red Dot Miami 2012 and The Boca Raton Museum of Art Artists’ Guild Biennial Show 2011, and solo exhibitions in Boca Raton and Lake Worth, Florida.  In addition, Pati’s work has been featured in national magazines and books. When not on location, she paints out of her studio in Delray Beach.

 

"Kayaks For Rent" by Patricia Maguire

“Kayaks For Rent” by Patricia Maguire

 

 

For more information about Patricia Maguire’s artwork, please visit:

www.patimaguire.com
www.facebook.com/patimaguirespaintings.com
www.patricia-maguire.artistwebsites.com

Or

Email:   patimaguire@aol.com

 

 

 

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

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Sheree Blum’s Glasswork Goes World-Wide

Sheree Blum started selling her unique fused glass plates at the Green Market in Wellington only a few short years ago. She used that experience to learn more about marketing and selling her work.  Anthropologie’s order of over 4,000 plates sold in the US and the UK is history.  Recently showcased in People Magazine and Epicurious Magazine, Sheree has a lot of information to share with other artists.  Watch for her new line of cake stands for the 2014 Holiday Season in Anthropologie!  The Rickie Report presents this Feature Article and interview with Sheree Blum of Kicking Glass.

 

 

 

Sheree Blum

of

Kicking Glass

 

 

Cobalt Blue Bon Bon Stand by Sheree Blum

Cobalt Blue Bon Bon Stand by Sheree Blum

 

 

 

TRR: How did your childhood influence your interest in art?

SB:

 

I grew up in a rural area of New York State, near the Pennsylvania border and am the oldest of 6 children.  My father showed his gifted artistry through his masonry work and my mother was busy with art projects, like ceramics, on a regular basis.  At that time in the US educational system, art played a very large part not only in the classroom, but in our community.  You at least had to try something, whether you liked it or not!

 

I enjoyed those activities but moved on to married life at 18 and then started a family.  Being a mother to my three children was my priority until I went to college at age 27.  I was lucky to attend Jamestown Community College and then St. Bonaventure University, where they provided a nurturing day care setting while I had my classes.  I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education.  In 1990, I moved with my children to Wellington, FL. and starting working in Belle Glade.  I decided to get my Masters degree in Special Education at FAU and worked in the Pahokee Elementary School in Special Education.  I also worked within the school setting of the Dept. of Juvenile Justice, with a focus on academics. I retired just two years ago.

 

Sheree Blum Begins Creating a Glass Plate

Sheree Blum Begins Creating Glass Plates

 

TRR:  How did that lead you to a career in art and specifically glass?

SB:

 

I always used art projects to teach and enhance the learning environment.  I found it helped keep my students’ attention and increase their interest in education.  During my teaching career, I  met the owners of Lee Glass Art, Wayne Taylor and Sheldon Bickford in Mt. Dora Florida.   Always fascinated by color, I convinced them to let me apprentice!  I went to Winter Harbor, Maine during my summer breaks to train in their method.

 

 

If I were a wealthy person, I always said I would own a million dishes!  I love the blending of science, experimentation and art when I work with glass.  And now that I had a lot of dishes, I decided to practice my salesmanship by being a vendor at the Wellington Green Market!

 

Epicurious Magazine's article about Sheree Blum's Glass

Epicurious Magazine’s article about Sheree Blum’s Glass

 

 

 That is when a buyer from Anthropologie  saw my work.  He bought some pieces, but I had no idea who he was until several months later when I received a call from their tabletop buyer. The lady that was with him did whisper in my ear that this was my lucky day, but I had no idea what this meant.  I learned a lot!  About pricing, figuring out my timing, how to box and ship everything safely. 4,000 dishes were sold throughout the US and United Kingdom in a few months!

 

 

I applied and was accepted to be part of Howard Alan’s Crafts Shows and was able to continue making new pieces, experimenting with new techniques and selling to the public.  At this time, I am a resident artist at Art on Park Gallery, the home of the Artists of Palm Beach County; OSGS in Northwood (West Palm Beach) and Kolbo Gallery of Judaica in Brookline, MA.  I enjoy making apple and honey plates for Rosh Hashanah and Seder Plates for Passover for their catalogue.  In addition, the Iriquois Hotel on Mackinaw Island ordered special dishes they use for service and also sell in their gift shop.

 

 

People Magazine's article about Sheree Blum's Glass

People Magazine’s article about Sheree Blum’s Glass available at Anthropologie

 

 

It’s been a real treat for me to see my creations highlighted by being mentioned and shown in Jennie Garth’s Tabletop Decor column, People Magazine (April 14, 2014) and a full page presentation in Epicurious Magazine’s Spring/Summer,2014 (page 52)!  I just found out that my dishes are now listed with Replacements,Ltd. as well!

 

 

 

Blues and Greens by Sheree Blum

Blues and Greens by Sheree Blum

TRR:  What are your favorite as well as challenging moments?

SB:

 

There is nothing like the excitement I feel when I am creating!  And I love meeting the people at the shows, knowing I am sending my creations out to new homes where they will be appreciated. The most challenging part of being a full time professional artist is marketing and selling one’s work.  But you have to do it in order to keep creating!

 

 

 

Wild Rose Bud Bowl by Sheree Blum

Wild Rose Bud Bowl by Sheree Blum

TRR:  Do you have any helpful hints for emerging artists?

SB:

 

Be brave!  Have a business plan – do your math.  Don’t just jump off the building without Plan A, Plan B and maybe even Plan C!  Don’t hesitate to take risks.  Be professional in your demeanor and behavior at all times.  Do your homework – how many dishes fit into the box safely?  Where do you get the boxes?  Don’t forget the paper slips in between each dish.  Everything you use counts, is necessary and adds to your price.  Consider your price ranges and whether you want to sell retail, wholesale or both.  Be consistent and ask for what your artwork is worth!  I hope that other artists also consider helping the community by making some donations.  I recently sent seven sets of dishes to families who lost everything from tornado damage in MS.

 

 

Shell Dish by Sheree Blum

Shell Dish by Sheree Blum

 

TRR:   What story does your art tell?

SB:

 

I bring bright color into people’s everyday world.  It may not seem important in the grand scheme of things, but I hope that these dishes will conjure up happy memories and become family heirlooms.  This is a quieter voice than the one I used when I was teaching, but I believe it is the same message.  Ordinary objects can imbue happiness.

 

 

Flowers by Sheree Blum

Black Flowers by Sheree Blum

TRR:  Please take us from the beginning of an  idea to a finished piece of work.

SB:

 

 

I usually start with a big idea.  For example, I wanted to create some glass pieces with an ocean feel and incorporate coral reefs.  I find designs that meet the criterion – they could come from a piece of fabric, a photo or other objects.  My idea begins to solidify.  Then I decide on colors and move forward with a prototype to test out my theory.  Does it meet my standards?  If not, it becomes a salad dish at my house.  If it does, I make more!   Sometimes the need to meet the requirements of the marketplace influence my work – otherwise I wouldn’t have a thriving business!  And then, there are pieces I just feel I have to try…to meet my own needs.

 

Cobalt Blues and Other Plates by Sheree Blum

Cobalt Blues and Other Plates by Sheree Blum

 

 

TRR:   How do you maintain your level of creativity?

SB:

 

I let my mine wander.  I dabble in watercolors and enjoy playing Scrabble.

 

 

 

"Sea Glass" Colors by Sheree Blum

“Sea Glass” Colors by Sheree Blum

TRR:  How do you define success?

SB:

 

Success has nothing to do with money!  You are successful if you are happy and satisfied at the end of the day.

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Rose Plate by Sheree Blum

Wild Rose Plate by Sheree Blum

 

For more information about Sheree Blum’s glasswork please visit:

www.kickingglassbysheree.com

Her work is currently located at Artists of Palm Beach County’s Art on Park Gallery ( Lake Park,FL), OSGS in Northwood (W.Palm Beach, FL), Kolbo Gallery (Brookline, MA) and Iriquois Hotel (Mackinaw Island). Sheree is available for special orders and commissions.

 

 

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

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Jewelry Trends to Consider

Look at any fashion magazine: You will see jewelry and accessories to go with the new season’s clothing.  What to create for the fashion-conscious art patron?  The Rickie Report shares some insight into Jewelry Trends.  

 

 

 

 Jewelry Trends

 

 

From large, massive pieces of jewelry to a simple pair of stud earrings, it is clear that jewelry as an accessory is here to stay.  For artists who create jewelry pieces, it is important to understand the latest trends but at the same time, stay true to your own artistic self!   Thankfully, we live in an era where variety is not only accepted but embraced.  

 

 

METALS

 

  • Gold has always been the standard, but metals ( think silver, steel, bronze) are hot.  For those working with non-metallic mediums, think of these in terms of a color palette.  

 

  • Metal tubes ( check out your local hardware store or plumbing supplier)

 

  • Chains!  Even better: Multiple chains!

 

  • Watch parts and keys are still big influences

 

  • Wire – wrapped gemstones, cabachons, shells

 

  • Bent wire.  So you’re not into wire-wrapping.  A simple twist of metal is sometimes just enough to enhance a bracelet.
  • Stacked rings ( make them interchangeable, so your clients come back for more)

 

 

Organic

 

  • Be Colorful!

 

  • Consider different fibers  and various textures (check out a local knitting shop) 

 

  • Embroidery floss

 

  • Love a piece of fabric?  Make a wide bracelet!   (Addition of rhinestones or other bling is optional)

 

  • Bohemian styles

 

  • Native American styles

 

  • Woven with chevrons or intricate patterns

 

  • Stop during your walk at the beach and look for shells with natural holes

 

  • Up-cycle scrabble tiles, papers, photos, bottle caps

 

 

Leather, Wood, Etc.

 

  • Think male!

 

  • Think female!

 

  • Wide cuff bracelets with or without metal accents

 

  • Wood beads on leather

 

  • Wood beads with chain

 

  • Wood beads with rubber “O” rings ( get thee to your hardware store!)

 

  • A small portion of a driftwood branch can be wire-wrapped and hang as a simple pendant

 

 

Things to consider:

 

BODY JEWELRY

 

  • Think ABOVE the elbow for bracelets

 

  • Consider the FULL FOOT instead of just the toe rings

 

  • Arm cuffs

 

  • Bib necklaces

 

  • Ankle chains with charms

 

  • Long necklaces that can be worn in front OR in back ( to highlight some of the back-baring fashions)

 

  • Pearls NEVER go out of fashion!

 

 

There is no “right” or “wrong” with jewelry design.  We point out that as concern for easing neck pain and back pain increases, lighter – weight neck pieces are going to become “hot”.  Your patrons may have metal allergies, so be prepared to offer different earring wires.  AND don’t forget those who may not have pierced ears.  It is easy to convert pierced earrings into clips.

 

The Rickie Report looks forward

to sharing

YOUR jewelry creations with our readers.

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

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291