250+ National Artists And Artisans Featured At 18th Annual Hobe Sound Festival Of Arts February 2 & 3 Plus Interactive Kids Zone Presented By Boys & Girls Club Of Martin County. Dan Mackin Unveils Commemorative Festival Poster

The 18 Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts on February 2 & 3 will feature over 250+ nationally acclaimed artists and artisans plus an Interactive Kids Zone presented by the Boys & Girls Club of Martin County, sponsored by Publix Supermarket Charities.  This is truly a family friendly event!  Free parking and admission. Meet Hobe Sound artist, Dan Mackin, one of only 30 Disney registered artists and see his Commemorative poster for this event. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

Saturday and Sunday,  February 2 – 3

10 am – 5 pm   Both days

200+ National Artists and Craft Artisans

Interactive  Kids  Zone

 

 

Navigational Address:

11954 SE Dixie Hwy., Hobe Sound FL 33445

Free and open to the public

 

Free parking and trolley service to the show:

The Pine School, 12350 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455

 

Pets on leash are welcome

 

 

 

Commemorative Poster, “Bending The Rules” by Dan Mackin

 

Hobe Sound’s very own artist Dan Mackin has created a unique, original painting, “Bending the Rules” for the Festival of the Arts’ annual, commemorative poster.  Mackin is one of only 30 artists to be Disney registered. His original work was part of a limited surfboard collection offered by Disney. He has also collaborated with Brian Wilson, original founding member of The Beach Boys, to create paintings based upon Wilson’s song narratives. Mackin has designed original surfboard art for major shapers including Quicksilver; his works hang throughout the Hawaiian Islands; and he has won the Outstanding Visual Arts award for Martin County in 2015.

 

AL jewelry designer Jason Stoddard hand-set this opal in matrix, Ceylon sapphire, and Ammonite fossil wrapped in a mixture of gold and silver.

 

 

Hobe Sound will once again welcome the nation’s top artists and skilled craft artisans during the 18th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts on February 2 – 3. The free, outdoor happening features hundreds of gallery-style booths filled with every medium of fine art lining Dixie Highway from Bridge Road to Venus Street. Comprised of both a fully juried art fair and a vetted craft fair, the popular event hosts more than 250 artists and craft artisans on site each day from 10 am to 5 pm. New this year, the Boys & Girls Club of Martin County is adding a Kids Zone to the Festival. Sponsored by Publix Supermarket Charities, the zone will include interactive games, bounce house, dance-off and maker activities from Home Depot.

 

 

 

Stunning glasswork from Palm Beach Garden artisan Joseph Fradis

 

 

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

 

  • Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists Vetted, affordable craft items

  • Original handmade artwork

  • More than 200 artists and craft artisans from 30 different states

  • Artists and crafters hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants

  • All artists on site for duration of festival

  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

  • Craft festival featuring Greenmarket

  • Free parking and trolley available at Pine School 12350 SE Federal Highway

  • Friendly, well-behaved pets on leashes welcome

 

SC metal artist Nathan McMannus brings his hand-cut, ocean-inspired creations to the Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

 

 

The Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts is presented by Martin Health System, hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber and produced by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows. The Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts represents original artwork, handmade in America and selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants. HAE’s careful vetting process also ensures a wide array of mediums and price ranges will be offered during the Festival. Craft artisans, selected through American Craft Endeavors (ACE), offer affordable, original and practical works including a full green market of edible and living ornamental items.

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 33- years established company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Alexandria, VA; Aspen, CO; Juno Beach, FL; Downtown Delray Beach, FL, Boca Raton, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation.

About American Craft Endeavors:

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including Downtown Dunedin Art and Craft Festivals (Dunedin, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. All crafters are hand- selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

For additional information on the 18th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

17th Annual Hobe Sound Festival Of The Arts Features 250+ Artists To Line Dixie Highway February 3 -4, 2018

Hobe Sound will welcome the nation’s top artists and skilled artisans for the 17th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts on February 3 and 4th.  The free outdoor exhibit features hundreds of gallery-style booths filled with every medium of fine art lining Dixie Highway.  This juried art fair and vetted craft fair brings over 250 artists for the weekend event.  Hobe Sound’s very own watercolor award winning artist, Amber M. Moran has created a unique and original painting for the annual Commemorative Poster.  This event is presented by the Martin Health System, hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce and produced by Howard Alan Events.The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

17th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

Saturday, February 3rd

&

Sunday, February 4th

 

10 am – 5 pm Both Days

 

11954 SE Dixie Highway  Hobe Sound, FL 33445

Free and open to the public

 Josh Fradis’ Handblown Glass Undersea Creatures

 

 

Festival At-A-Glance:

  • Free Admission

  • Produced by Howard Alan Events

  • Juried outdoor showcase

  • Original Art

  • Handmade in America

  • 250+ exhibitors from throughout Florida and the United States

  • Prices set to suit all budgets

  • All artists are on site for duration of festival

  • Friendly, well-behaved pets on leashes welcome

  • Green Market

  • Free Parking and trolly available at Pine School 12350 SE Federal Highway 

  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 “Ladies” by NYC Artist John Cheng

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 33-years established company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Alexandria, VA; Aspen, CO; Sarasota, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation.

Please visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

Handcrafted earrings by Marilyn Hodges

 

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29th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Brings New Artists To The Scene On October 22nd and 23rd

Produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by the Las Olas Association, the Las Olas Art Fair, October 22 – 23, will feature 150 of the finest artists in the country as well as many leading locals from South Florida. Admission is free and open to the public.  The displays of original artwork will line Las Olas Boulevard from SE 6th Avenue to SE 11th Avenue. The wide array of handmade art and affordable gift items include diverse styles and media such as paintings, jewelry, pottery, photography, sculptures and much more. Exhibitors will be present for the duration of the festival and welcome the opportunity to discuss their work with art enthusiasts and potential investors. Las Olas Art Fair collectors’ edition posters will be available for purchase onsite at the festival booth located across from the Cheesecake Factory on S.E. 6th.  The Rickie Report introduces three of the artists and shares all of the details here.

 

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29th Annual Las Olas Art Fair

October 22 – 23, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale
Between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue

Navigational address: 600 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

Support the Arts, the Local Economy, & the Las Olas Association

Free and open to the public

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Juried first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
  • Original Artwork
  • Handmade in America
  • More than 150 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000 
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants 
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 

Commemorative Festival Posters ($10) & T-shirts ($15) for sale at booth located across from Cheesecake Factory
A portion of the proceeds benefits the Las Olas Association

 

MEET  THE  ARTISTS:

 

Sip Tshun Ng

http://www.tshunart.com

 

“I am Chinese but I was born in Indonesia. I grew up in a small house. Downstairs my parents manufactured noodles that we sold to both restaurants and the public. My grandparents had moved to Indonesia from China in the 1930s to try to make a better life for our family. Being immigrants, we were limited to only the ways of the native Indonesians. We were not permitted to study our heritage or our Chinese language. I spent my youth playing in the lush jungles and on the pure white sandy beaches of the Java Sea and the South Pacific. These colors and surroundings would later become the inspiration for my work”.

 

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3D Artwork by Sip Tshun Ng

 

 

“In elementary school we were given blank paper and directed to paint whatever we wanted to. We would spend 2 hours in school or at home painting in our books. The next day, the teacher would collect our artwork and grade it.  I was fascinated by a circus book we had at home and studied the shapes of the faces and proportions of the bodies. When I took my painting of a seal with his trainer balancing a ball on his nose to school, the teacher wouldn’t believe that I had painted it myself! I painted a picture in school for him to prove that I could do it. The teacher and school were impressed but I thought, ‘I only do this for fun so it’s OK'”.

 

 

“When I wasn’t working in my father’s business after school, I was indulging my passion of painting. My art began to evolve into a pastime of cartoon illustrations. A friend who had seen my work, wrote a book and asked me to illustrate the cover.  I was happy to do it and began to do covers and illustrations for other books as well.  One of my older brothers went into the clothing manufacturing business. He liked my use of color and design, so  I began to produce designs for his clothing and it got to the point where we would get requests for my work. We sold to stores who would buy 12 dozen at a time, sell them all and come back for more! I felt happy and honored that my work was liked so much and to think I only did it for fun! It was then that I knew that art would remain the great passion of my life”.

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3D Artwork by Sip Tshun Ng

 

“In 1998 a crisis economy swept Indonesia creating great unrest. Many of the Chinese people were the target of hatred by the native Indonesians, burning our businesses and homes. Once, we had to hide our hide in the attic of a building for 10 days until the rioting stopped. I made plans to leave Indonesia to get away from the hatred and physical assaults. I was fortunate enough to get out and find refuge in the great country of America. I now live in south Florida, where I am able to continue producing my artwork, which continues to evolve.  My sculptures reflect the simple pleasures that life affords us even amid the hustle and bustle of our daily routines. I draw my inspiration from the present as well as the past. The one constant is time. It is precious and we must live in each moment of it. While we shouldn’t worry about each minute passing, we should be mindful of it and appreciate the whole spectrum of experiences that come with it. Enjoy your journey!”

 

 

 

Roy Rodriguez

www.royrodriguezart.com

 

 

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Artwork by Roy Rodriguez

 

 

Born in Cuba in 1967, Roy discovered his passion for art at an early age. Started his art studies at “Casa de la Cultura” in Havana, Cuba where he later exhibited at the age of seventeen. Accepted in San Alejandro School of Art in Havana, he later left the country, arriving in Miami, Fl in 1985 and continued studies in different art fields. However, Roy is adamant that he is a self-taught individual who has been schooled in the techniques of the great contemporary masters. He seeks his own aesthetic vocabulary and imagination in the use of color and texture to create a sultry palette. “There is something that fascinates me about colors and I love to use it on my canvas. I’m always searching for a rich and translucent texture, obtained through various material and tools that has allowed me to enjoy my mixed medias, acrylics and oils paintings in the pursuit of achieving my subject matter of the woman’s figure and architectural landscape”.

 

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Artwork by Roy Rodriguez

 

 

Using his childhood memories of Cuba, Roy Rodriguez, passionately projects the hedonistic reality of his native island utilizing vibrant colors and exploring the exotic. His work has been exhibited in galleries, cultural events and has been featured in television programs and magazines. Roy is an active community leader who is in the process of creating a new innovative concept to merge social media with art by teaching his techniques to other people with Social Painting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paola Gallardo

http://PAOLAGALLARDOART.COM

 

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Painting by Paola Gallardo

 

Florida – based artist, Paola Gallardo, was born in Bogota, Colombia in the early 70’s. At  age 4 her family moved to Spain. Paola studied art starting with black and white media at the age of 12 at Jose Joaquin’s Studio in Zaragoza, Spain. She explored other techniques at Goymar School of Arts in Madrid, and Graffito and charcoal at Artaquio Studio after she graduated. Paola splashed onto the art scene in the early 90’s and worked as a private teacher for almost 8 years. She enjoyed blending her artistic European influence with the Latin-American artistic movement through collaborations with different artists in Colombia. While living there, she also worked as a tutor for portraiture at El Gorgojo studio. She is always embracing color and texture, which is evident everywhere in her pieces. Her artwork has been on exhibit in Galleries in Spain, Colombia, New Mexico, Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

 

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Painting by Paola Gallardo

 

“My artwork communicates with the viewer in a special way. It is what you see and what it makes you feel. Emotions, reactions and even memories. My figurative artwork is part of who I am as a human, and it also becomes part of the viewer’s identity. Today, using oils, and other media, I create my own unique style of art focusing on portraying human identity; I look for the genuine expression of color, shapes, texture and detail to bring it to the audience in the most natural way”.

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 33 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Alexandria King Street Art Festival (Alexandria, VA), the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), the Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine.

For additional information on the 29th Annual Las Olas Art Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

ArtiGras 2014 Celebrates Professional and Emerging Artists and an Art Recycling Challenge!

ArtiGras 2014 will celebrate all things creative!  Hundreds of  professional artists and eleven emerging artists will show and sell their work, continuing to amaze us by their creative spirit.  Kelly Tracht, a Jupiter-based artist, has been chosen for the 2014 Commemorative Poster.  The Rickie Report hopes you buy your tickets and plan on a few full days of art exploration.  There are interactive children’s art activities, a recycling art challenge, food, live music plus fine art and fine crafts from around the world!  The details about ArtiGras 2014 are in this article.

 

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Presented by

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center

Produced  by

Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of

Commerce

February 15, 16, 17, 2014

 

Festival Hours:


Saturday, February 15th, 2014
Gates open to the public 10:00AM-6:00PM

Sunday, February 16th, 2014
Gates open to the public 10:00AM-6:00PM

Monday, February 17th, 2014
Gates open to the public 10:00AM-5:00PM

 

Abacoa,  Jupiter

 

 

 

 

The 2014 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival presented by Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center and produced by The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce will be held February 15, 16, and 17, 2014 at Abacoa in Jupiter. The outdoor arts event showcases a juried exhibition of outstanding fine art and crafts along with activities which include live entertainment, artist demonstrations, 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 2014 expects more than 85,000 guests over the three-day period.For more information, visit the ArtiGras web site at www.artigras.org, e-mail information requests to info@artigras.org, or call the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce at (561) 746-7111.

 

 

Commemorative Poster

 

 

 The ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival is proud to announce painter Kelly Tracht from Jupiter, FL., has been selected as this year’s commemorative artist poster artist. Tracht’s piece, title “Sailing Sailfish”, is bright, lively and uses the sailfish to reference South Florida living. The piece also pays homage to Tracht’s hometown, with the nautical letters on the flag bunting spelling out ‘Jupiter’.

 

 

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ArtiGras 2014 Commemorative Poster by Kelly Tracht

 

Kelly tells us, “Our coastal town of Jupiter has always felt a bit like an American Riviera to me, and after watching a classic movie this summer set in the Cote d’Azur, I was inspired to create an iconic painting that would express this connection”.   Tracht was an ArtiGras Emerging Artist in 2012 and has juried into the festival two times since her first show.   She shares, “I took influences from the classic posters of the French Riviera which are full of punchy color, iconic use of imagery, and coastal fun and designed a painting that would showcase the bounty of the ocean as well as a passion for boating found here in Jupiter.”

 

 

Though formally trained as an architect, Tracht’s painting career really started to blossom in 1997, when she took a year sabbatical on the island of Grenada in the West Indies. Inspired by island living, Tracht painted al fresco landscapes and seascapes experimenting with an expressive, painterly style. As she started to sell her  paintings to European tourists and foreign dignitaries, her work quickly gained notoriety. Tracht was invited by the German owner of The Aquarium Club, a stylish beach side resort in Grenada, to hold a season-long exhibition of her work.

 

 

In 2006, Tracht painted the cover for the Junior League of the Palm Beaches cookbook Worth Tasting, a book that she named, helped research, write and conceptualize. Bloomingdales invited her to exhibit at their 2007 Artrageous event, and in 2012, Tracht was awarded the prestigious President’s Purchase Award at SunFest.

 

 

 

 

The 2014 ArtiGras poster will be available for purchase online at www.artigras.org or in the ArtiGras Merchandise Booth at the festival. Patrons can visit Tracht in the Merchandise Booth at ArtiGras where she will be signing posters for patrons on Saturday, February 15 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and again on Monday, February 17 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

 

 

EMERGING ARTISTS

 

The Rickie Report encourages artists of all mediums to apply to ArtiGras as an emerging artist, if they have not experienced this type of large show before.  Only eleven emerging artists were chosen for this year’s event.  We hope you take the time to stop by each of their displays and speak with them about their artwork and creativity!  The emerging artists are:  Amber Palomres, Robin Neary, Florida Palm Fish Art, DeJaVu Glass Design, Dane Stensen, Makai Project LLC, Kristian Charnick, Larry Hughes, Robert Mayes, The Little Whale and George Darrell.

 

Amber Palomares

Amber Palomares grew up in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas.   She is an avid nature lover, enjoys gardening, exploring parks, beaches and historical towns.  This appreciation of nature began at an early age when she fished and camped on Padre Island Texas.   Amber also accompanied her mother on trips to local National Wildlife Refuges where she delighted in following nature trails and bird watching.    Her full understanding for the outdoors can be seen in her paintings.   She and her husband, John, moved from Texas to Palm Beach Gardens, FL in the mid 90s, leaving a couple of years to live on James Island near Charleston, South Carolina. Palm Beach Gardens is where they call home now and where Amber paints both en plein air (outdoors from life) and in her studio.  
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“Bridge and Weeping Willows” by Amber Palomares


Amber discovered her passion for painting in her forties  and has immersed herself in studying oil and acrylic painting techniques through art courses and instructional demonstrations. 
Her paintings are light-filled, happy and can be described as being peaceful and whispy.  She works in both oils and acrylics and uses glazing and impasto techniques to create depth and a three dimensional quality to her work. 
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“Shrimp Boats”

Amber loves painting water, sunsets and sunrises so you will often find a  stream, marsh, seashore or even a sparkling water fountain in her artwork . She is proud to say that one of her sunset seascape paintings can be found in the guest rooms of the Ron Jon Cape Caribe Resort.  As an emerging artist, she is dedicated and passionate about using her gift for painting and hopes that her paintings will continue to bring joy to people.  With every visit to her easel, Amber continues to develop her own unique representational impressionist style. Amber is a member of the American Impressionist Society and Plein Air Florida.
"Sunset March" by Amber Palomares

“Sunset March” by Amber Palomares

Amber earned her B.B.A. and M.Ed. degrees and works at Palm Beach State College as a Career Advisor and Adjunct Professor.   She also serves on their Art Gallery Committee.   She enjoys teaching job development skills and helping students with their career direction.

For more information about Amber’s artwork please visit :  http://palomaresart.wordpress.com/

Blog:  www.CoastalArtPaintings.com   or  https://www.facebook.com/AmberPalomaresFineArtist

 

 

For more information about Kelly Tracht’s artwork please visit:

www.kellytracht.com

 

 

 

"Beach and Sea"

“Beach and Sea”

 

 

 

For more information, visit the ArtiGras web site at www.artigras.org, e-mail information requests to info@artigras.org, or call the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce at (561) 746-7111.

 

 

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

25 Years on Las Olas: Congratulations Howard Alan Events on Your Silver Anniversary!

Let’s celebrate a Silver Anniversary together on Las Olas Boulevard!   Howard Alan Events announces its 25th Annual Las Olas Fair Part II, taking place March 2 and 3rd!   This event is free and open to the public and promises a special free “giveaway” piece of sculpture by world renown artist Ancizar Marin!  The Rickie Report hopes you’re setting your GPS for Ft. Lauderdale to see this show!

25th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part II

March 2 & 3, 2013

Saturday and Sunday  10:00 am – 5:00 pm

                                           

Between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue 

                                                                                                                                                           600 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33301

 

A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Las Olas Association

 

The Las Olas Art Fair returns for part two of this wildly popular award-winning show, March 2 – 3, 2013.  Festival-goers return each year and look forward to seeing longtime favorites as well as new and emerging talent.  This two-day event, produced by Howard Alan Events, brings together 300 of today’s top local, regional and national artists showcasing their finest work.

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The new 25th anniversary collectors edition poster inspired by Jim Holehouse’s original painting depicting Las Olas Boulevard will be on display and available for purchase at the festival along with t-shirts and previous editions of festival posters.  As always, the booth will be located across from the Cheesecake Factory.

 
The artists, who will be present for the entire show, will line Las Olas Boulevard with their professional display booths, transforming the area into a first-class outdoor art gallery.  The 25th anniversary edition poster will be available for purchase during the fair.

 

"Stephanie on Las Olas" Free Giveaway by World Renown Sculptor Ancizar Marin

“Stephanie on Las Olas” Free Giveaway by World Renown Sculptor Ancizar Marin

In addition, festival patrons can register to win a commemorative sculpture created by award-winning artist Ancizar Marin.  “Stephanie on Las Olas” was created in honor  of the show’s silver anniversary and will be on display in booth #1 located at S.E. 6th Avenue and Las Olas Boulevard, near the Cheesecake Factory, where the registration tables will also be located. No purchase is required to enter the giveaway.   

The Rickie Report spoke with artist, Ancizar Marin about his work.  “I was born in Colombia, South America and as a teenager I was not  the best student…I  had to do things my way and only my way, however when I was introduced into art by one of my uncles who is a painter things started to change. I was  caught by the passion of art and started studying at the Bellas Artes Institute of Art in Manizales, Colombia, in 1982. Suddenly my father started getting compliments for my good behavior and achievements!”

Ancizar Marin at his Booth

Ancizar Marin at his Booth

 

Ancizar went on to specialize in sculpting at the Luccio Petraglia School of Art in Bogota , Colombia in 1985 where well known artists like Liliany and Fernando Botero once attended classes. He studied sculpture in bronze and steel, working with other artists making pieces for the European market to keep the school running which at that time was having financial problems.

 

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It was at the Petraglia school of art where the great idea of joining forces with the already famous Liliany started and they opened up a foundry in Bogota. Ancizar sees still see himself as a student, as he continues to study in Spain, Italy, Venezuela and the United States.  He says, “This mixture of cultures has helped me realize that there are multiple tastes when it comes to shapes and colors in art. That is why I need to improvise and work at the creation and development of different styles, designs and techniques such as Bronze and Chrome, Bronze and Glass plus my latest technique of Bronze and Resin. I will continue to experiment with multiple textures and techniques for as long as I can live”.

 

This multi-talented artist divides his time between Florida, he shares, ” where I inspire my self and I create the models in clay, New Jersey where I have a foundry and where all the dirty work is done and Colombia, South America where I’m still doing some private commissions and where most of my family reside.  As you see I cannot attend all the art shows I want.  My goal is to do about ten art shows a year”.

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Humbly, he says, “I am open to all comments and suggestions I hope I can meet you in person in a future show or exhibition, thank you for your time and patronage.  Most of my sculptures are inspired by the fascinating world of cirque du soleil.   I love their expressions, their movement and the positive energy I feel when I’m around them.”

Ancizar explains the rigorous steps it takes to create his art. “I begin my sculptures by making a model in clay, after that a mold is made, then the figure is poured in either bronze or fiberglass. After this comes the angle grinding, the chasing, the sanding and the finishes such as chrome plate, patinas and car paints”.
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What has drawn him to this medium of artistic expression?  He  states, “Since my junior high school years sculptures have held an obsessive fascination for me, their diverse form, volume, contour and detail,  provide a rich and inexhaustible depth of subject. I have been privileged to work with master of art Fernando Botero and Liliany who I call the ‘godmother of my long and troubled career’, being an sculptor is not easy but in my opinion no other career will give me the joy, happines and peace I feel when Im sculpting or working on a model.”
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The Rickie Report asked how he chose bronze as his most popular medium.  ” I have an affinity to bronze as a medium, it allows me to express my ideas, my feelings, my desires, my thoughts and the challenge of being different.  I love to try new techniques and finishes such as the chrome plate on bronze which has helped me win multiple awards and has set me apart from other sculptors. My intention is to capture the human eye, and start a dialogue of love and feeling for art. My dreams are clear, I love to see my sculptures bring the same joy and happines they bring me to many homes and places of work where people will enjoy them and love them as much as I love them.”
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What advice would he give to a new sculptor starting his or her career?  “Go with your instinct, enjoy it, have fun, love it, treat sculpting as a sport, in my case there is no soccer, no football, no basketball. Years will go by and you will notice the fun never ends”.  The Rickie Report hopes you will slow down and visit Ancizar Marin’s booth at this Las Olas show.  Not only will you meet an inspiring artist, but you can take home a little piece of his heaven and make it yours.  For more information about Ancizar Marin:  954 628 2827  or  artsandbronze@yahoo.com
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