Don Sarka And Mary Anne Sarka Are Featured Artists At Delray Beach Public Library’s “Artists’ Creations” Series. Free Public Opening Reception On Friday, September 6

The creative endeavors of Don Sarka and Mary Anne Sarka  will be featured in the upcoming “Artists’ Creations” Exhibit at the Delray Public Library. The exhibit is open to the public from August 24 – October 19.  Everyone is welcome to meet the artists at the free, Opening Reception on Friday, September 6. Visitors will see oil and acrylic paintings of various subject matter, including landscapes as well as beloved pets.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DELRAY    BEACH    PUBLIC    LIBRARY     

                                                                                                                                                        

PRESENTS:

 

 

 “ARTISTS’   CREATIONS”

BY

DON    &   MARY  ANNE  SARKA

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday,  September 6 

 3:00  to  4:30  pm

Meet The Artists

In the Library Program Room, 2nd floor

Light snacks will be served

 

Exhibit is available August 24 thru October  19, 2019

 

 

No reservations needed

 

100 West Atlantic Ave.                Delray Beach, Florida

Library Hours: 

Mon. – Wed 9am – 8pm:   Thurs – Sat 9 am – 5pm:  Sun (Sept – May): 1pm – 5pm

Free Parking in attached Library parking lot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don and Mary Anne Sarka’s joy of creativity exudes from their faces!  Their combined love of nature has taken them to places and environments where they are continually recharging their creative batteries. Don tells The Rickie Report, “My interest in art began many years ago, when I began sketching Disney characters as a boy and using watercolors to paint them.  Starting in 1988, I began getting Instruction in oil painting from a local artist and have studied and painted on and off to the present time.  I use oil paints because it allows me to mix and blend to produce strong colors with light and shadows”.

 

 

“Majestic Sky” by Don Sarka

 

 

 

He goes on to say, “My love of nature and its magnificent creations, causes a spiritual change in me.  The many photos taken give me inspiration to paint a particular picture. We have vacationed in many states and national parks and I have become a critical photographer, capturing the beauty and splendor of nature. I paint my version of what I see and interpret it on to canvas.  I use pictures as an idea of what I want to paint and then come up with my interpretation or theme.  I am a landscape architect and the principles of design have helped me in painting with form, texture and color”.

 

 

 

 

 

“Purple” by Don Sarka

 

 

Mary Anne tells The Rickie Report, ” My enthusiasm for painting started many years ago. Since then I have taken many classes with fantastic painting professionals and it has given me the opportunity to work on composition, perspective, colors, texture, lights and dark’s.  I paint in the traditional and representational format and my paintings can be hung practically anywhere.  I prefer acrylic. My paintings vary between landscapes, seascapes, animals, birds and flowers. I love it when I get lost in the painting process. When I stand back during this time to look at my painting, I am happily surprised and delighted”.

 

 

 

 

“Florida Wetlands” by Mary Anne Sarka

 

 

She continues, “I frequent art galleries and have a collection of wonderful painting books that give me fantastic information, guidance and inspiration. Painting opened up a whole new world for me, and has given me an awareness and ability to be creative and paint using my imagination and feelings. I have taken thousands of photographs that I use as a reference when painting”.

 

 

Award winning artists, Don and Mary Anne are members of the Delray Art League which is a juried league and exhibited in most of their events, including The Crest Theater, the Delray Affair, Delray Beach City Hall, Old School Square, Veterans Park, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Armory Art Center, Arts Garage. They have previously exhibited at the Lake Worth Art League Gallery and Arts Arena Garage (Delray Beach).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Waves and Palm Trees” by Mary Anne Sarka

 

 

Generous with their time and artworks, they have donated to the local community through fundraisers, art auctions, and painted a 6’ x 20’ mural by their clubhouse pool.  They have four married children and nine grandchildren and one great child on the way. They both tell The Rickie Report, “During our family times, we are seldom without our cameras to capture family photos, scenery and nature that’s around us. Painting is one of our favorite things that we do together”.

 

 

 

 

 For more information about this exhibit or other works of art, please Call or Text Mary Anne Sarka at 561-310-5620  or  e-mail at

maryannesarka@gmail.com 

 paintingsdm@gmail.com 

 Etsy.com: PaintingByDandMSarka 

 www.paintingbydandmsarka.com 

 

 

 

 

 

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Harriet Silverstein Combines Numerous Artistic Traditions Ranging From Ancient Egyptian To Impressionism, Abstract, Drawing And More. See Her SOLO Exhibit And Group Exhibits In The Ft. Lauderdale Area

Harriet Silverstein will be featured in a SOLO Exhibit, “Collages and Small Works” at ArtServe in Ft. Lauderdale, with an Opening Reception on February 7, coinciding with the opening of the “artBRAVO!” exhibition at ArtServe.  A prolific award-winning artist, her work can be seen in four other venues in Southeast Florida, including her own studio gallery located in Fat Village.  The Rickie Report shares the details of each event and some sneak peeks of Harriet’s artistry.  Get out your calendars and make a plan to stop by!

 

 

H A R R I E T      S I L V E R S T E I N

Paintings,  Drawings,  and Prints

One  Artist   –   Five  Exhibits

 

 

 

Harriet Silverstein is a widely exhibited visual artist, maintaining her studio at Fat Village in Fort Lauderdale. Born in Syosset, New York, she received her B.A. from Brown University and her M.A. in Fine Arts from the State University of New York at Albany with honors. After finishing graduate studies in art, she was awarded the State University of New York International Fellowship to France, where she enrolled in the Academie Des Beaux Arts in Strasbourg.

 

 

Her artwork provides the viewer with a bold, graphic element from a distance but, up close they are rewarded with rich, organic details, intricate textures and complex contrasts. Harriet’s artistic goal is to produce a world that is compelling for its own visual uniqueness and a celebration of visual experience. Her intention is to create art that the viewer can enjoy repeatedly, so that the color relationships, forms, textures and visual elements fully reveal themselves with multiple viewings.

 

 

 

 

Broward Art Guild Gallery

“In The Style of”

Opening Reception: 

February 2    6:30 – 9pm 

Exhibit runs from January 30 through February 15

Free admission

3280 NE 32 Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Hours: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from Noon – 9 pm. Thursdays from Noon-6pm. Closed Sunday – Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

 

“Everglades Collage” by Harriet Silverstein

 

 

 

Harriet Silverstein is featured in a SOLO exhibition entitled “Collages and Small Works” at Gallery 130 at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale. The exhibition features over thirty small collages made with laser prints and mixed media, in addition to other small-scale landscape, still life and wildlife themed drawings and paintings on paper, canvas and cradled wood panels. 

 

 

“Oranges” by Harriet Silverstein

 

 

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

“Harriet Silverstein: Collages and Small Works”

Opening Reception: 

February 7  6 to 8pm

ArtServe

1350 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Exhibit is available February 1 – 28

 Free and Open to the Public

Hours:  Monday – Friday: 9 am – 8 pm   Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Group Exhibition ArtBravo

Opening Reception: 

February 7  6 to 8pm

ArtServe

1350 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Exhibit is available February 1 – 28

 Free and Open to the Public


Hours:  Monday – Friday: 9 am – 8 pm   Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm

 

In France, Harriet exhibited in commercial galleries, and an exhibition at the Musee de Grand Palais in Paris. Her work has been featured in galleries and museums in the United States and abroad and she has completed numerous corporate and residential commissions. Harriet’s paintings, drawings and prints have won many awards in juried exhibitions. A recent solo exhibition of her work at Las Olas Capital Arts Gallery in Fort Lauderdale featured over sixty of her works.

 

 

 

“Great Ape #1” by Harriet Silverstein

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 “Life With Art”

Sponsored by the Coral Springs Artist Guild

Opening Reception:

February 11  6 – 8 pm

This installation will hang throughout the Coral Springs Museum of Art lobby.  

The exhibit runs from February 11 – March 4

2855A Coral Springs Dr, Coral Springs, FL

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday / 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.    Sunday and Monday: Closed

 

 

“Tropical Landscape” by Harriet Silverstein

 

 

 

“Inspired By”

Artist Reception:

Thursday, February 13  

6 – 8 pm

Exhibition runs February 9- March 1, 2019

 

The Coral Springs Museum of Art presents an exhibition  demonstrating the artist’s individuality and creativity brought about by personal inspiration.  This open theme, open media   exhibition asks artists to complete the sentence: “My work is inspired by_______________.”

 

 

 

“Banyan Tree #4” by Harriet Silverstein

 

Harriet tells The Rickie Report, “I am inspired by natural color and light in the ways they define physical atmosphere, visual form and texture. The distinctly brilliant sunlight of South Florida, with its illuminating brightness and deep, dark lushness in its shadows, is a consistent point of creative departure and artistic connection. I love building pictorial layers using drawing, painting and collage, scraping back, then adding more, pooling juicy paints or building densely textured multi-colored layers of two-dimensional surfaces”.

 

 

 

 

 

Fort Lauderdale ArtWalk/Open Studio

Fat Village, Fort Lauderdale

LAST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH  

 Except the month of December!

 

 

February 23   6 – 10 pm

535 NW 1st Ave   Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

 

Visit Harriet’s studio/gallery located at Art Trax, a warehouse-style studio & gallery space housing 7 independent artists’ studios. It is  located in the Flagler Arts & Technology (FAT) Village.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS
Uber, Lyft and Free Sun Trolly that stops at FATVillage and runs until 12am.

FREE PARKING
Free parking after 6pm in the Coral public lot on NW 4th Street and Andrews.

 

 

 

Harriet’s studio:

In the ArtTrax Studios and Gallery building

 535 NW 1st Avenue    Studio 6     Ft.  Lauderdale, FL

Email: artist@harrietsilverstein.com 

Website: www.HarrietSilverstein.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HarrietSilversteinArtist 

Instagram :

 https://www.instagram.com/Harrriet.silverstein

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Sally Cooper is Featured Artist At Coral Springs Museum Of Art. Opening Reception On Thursday, December 6 Is Free And Open To The Public

Thirty-four pieces of Sally Cooper‘s award winning original fine art will be featured at the Coral Springs Museum of Art in the  “Journey to Abstraction” exhibit.  Everyone is invited to the complimentary Opening Reception on Thursday, December 6.   The exhibit runs from December 1 – 29, 2018.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and all of the details about this exhibit and Sally ‘s upcoming workshops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coral Springs Museum of Art

2855A Coral Springs Drive    Coral Springs, FL 33065

Open:  Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

954-340-5000

 

 

 

Coral Springs Museum of Art

P R E S E N T S:

“Journey to Abstraction” 

by

 

S a l l y     C o o p e r

 

Opening Reception/Meet the Artist

Thursday, December 6

6 – 8 pm

Opening Reception is complimentary*

Exhibit is available December 1 through December 29, 2018

 

 

*The Opening Reception is complimentary.  There is a slight charge for visiting the museum during the week and the admission varies for children, seniors and adults.  This information along with directions to the museum is on their website www.coralspringsmuseum.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conversation in Blue” by Sally Cooper

 

 

 

 

 

Sally Cooper tells The Rickie Report, ” My artistic journey began at a young age. At that time I was only interested in capturing an image or photo-likeness.  A big change occurred in my work in 1980 when I was introduced to painting non-objectively in a Creative Watercolor workshop taught by Miles Batt.  A whole world opened and I was hooked!  I began to experiment in non-traditional ways with acrylics, gesso and various polymer mediums.  I also became extremely interested in Asian calligraphy and sought out different books on the subject.  The powerful flying brush strokes, the splashes of fresh ink/paint and the spontaneous fluid movement have been influential and I began to incorporate my own personal calligraphy and mark-making into my paintings”.

 

“Red Ginger” by Sally Cooper

 

 

 

 

It has been almost 40 years since Sally took that Creative Watercolor workshop and her work today is about a creative process rather than a specific image or place.  She works intuitively and enjoys the direct experience of the art-making – the process, the spontaneity and surprise elements of painting.  Sally shares her enthusiasm and knowledge through classes and workshops (see below).

 

 

“Everglades” by Sally Cooper

 

 

 

 

 

Sally explains, “Starting with a primed large unstretched canvas I build my abstracts layer by layer.  I start by placing triadic colors (three hues, equally spaced on the color wheel), plus raw umber, white and black for tinting and shading the colors – mix a few together, grab a brush and then follow intuitive promptings and apply a big gestural linear mark or brushstroke that comes from deep within.  These intuitive promptings are like a dance.  I quickly move back and forth applying marks, keeping some, veiling over others, stepping back every so often, studying, looking, moving, deciding which marks to keep and which marks to take away. This play or process continues until a painting evolves”.

 

 

 

 

 

“Blue Rhapsody” by Sally Cooper

 

 

 

 

Sally’s paintings have garnered many awards and much praise. Her work has been published in The Artist’s Magazine ( First Place/2017/National competition for ” Conversation in Blue” which was published in March 2018 issue);  Art Journey Abstract Painting, A Celebration of Contemporary Art (2017); Artist’s Magazine 2015 Cover image and feature article; Acrylic Artist, Professional Artist and The Artist’s Magazines.  She is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society and a member of Chroma Paints Independent Teaching Program for their Atelier Interactive acrylic paints and mediums.  

 

 

 

Sally teaches  Discovering Abstract Painting and a unique Expressive Abstract – Large Scale Painting Workshop at Old School Square Creative Arts School in Delray Beach.  www.oldschoolsquare.org 

She is offering a Creative Abstract Workshop in Fort Myers  January 14-17, 2019   Register at: http://fortmyersbeachart.com/workshops.php

She is offering  a Marks, Shapes & Neutrals Workshop in Dayton Beach :  Email: artleague@bellsouth.net

 

 

 

 

For more information about Sally’s artwork, classes or exhibits:

www.oldschoolsquare.org.

www.sally-cooper.com

www.facebook.com/sallycooperart/

www.instagram.com/sallycooperart/

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

14th Annual Coral Springs Festival Returns March 17 – 18 With Fine Art, Contemporary Craft, Live Performances And More

A celebration of every medium of art is taking place on March 17 – 18 during the 14th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts.  Held in conjunction with the Coral Springs Art Festival Committee and the City of Coral Springs, it features life-size sculptures, paintings, one-of-a-kind jewelry, photography, ceramics and more during the free, outdoor event.  It includes a separate Green Market as well as live, cultural entertainment.  Presented by Howard Alan Events, producer of the nation’s top outdoor art festivals, 150 artists from 30 different states and dozens of diverse mediums will line the Walk of Coral Springs. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

14th Annual Coral Springs Festival

 

Saturday, March 17

&

Sunday, March 18

 

10 am to 5 pm  Both Days

 

Handmade One-Of-Kind Jewelry by Mike and Liz Rose

The Walk of Coral Springs

Navigational Address: 2874 N. University Drive  33065

Free and open to the public.  Pets on leashes welcome.

 

Reinhard Herzog (MO) Handblown Glass

 

 

EVENT 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

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

Green Market

Cultural Entertainment

 

Ana Aguerrevere (FL) Still Life Painting

 

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, a 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, from Colorado to Florida, Howard Alan Events produces award winning arts and craft festivals in 40 different locations each year.

For additional information on the 30th 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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Coral Springs Museum Of Art Features “From OP To POP” With Stanford Slutsky

The Board of Directors of the Coral Springs Museum of Art invites the public to an Artist Reception honoring Stanford Slutsky on Thursday, March 23rd.  After 30 years focusing on and perfecting his Op Art and geometric art techniques, Stanford Slutsky moved into this new territory of Pop Art. Combining the depth of his artistic knowledge with his life long journey with food and eating food, he creates giant size realistic sculptures that are one-of- a- kind larger than life food items with the emphasis on sweet things.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  This exhibition continues through May 20, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coral Springs Museum of Art
2855 Coral Springs Drive   Coral Springs, Fl 33065
(954)340-5000
www.coralspringsmuseum.org

 

 

 

 

The Board of Directors of the
Coral Springs Museum of Art

 

invites you to an artist reception honoring

 

STANFORD SLUTSKY

“From OP to POP”

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

6:30pm

Celebration Includes

Light hors d’oeuvres & wine bar
Complimentary Admission

Exhibition runs through May 20, 2017

 

 

 

 

After 30 years focusing on and perfecting his Op Art, short for optical illusion art and geometric art techniques, Stanford Slutsky moved into this new territory of Pop Art as he recalled driving a Good Humor Ice cream Truck in the summer of 1957. Combining the depth of his artistic knowledge with his life long journey with food and eating food, he creates giant size realistic sculptures that are one- of- a- kind larger than life food items with the emphasis on sweet things.

 

Bigger than life-size food sculptures by Stanford Slutsky

 

The American Artist and Sculptor was born in 1941  in Pittsburgh, PA.  Now residing in Boynton beach, FL, he tells The Rickie Report, “When I was a child, there was something about the illusions magicians created that captured my imagination. I want that same vivid sense of illusions to be central in all of my artwork. Today, all of my new works of food are creations of colorful, playful and appetizing-yet calorie free”.

 

“Four Spheres” by Stanford Slutsky

 

 

At a young age, Slutsky unearthed clay to made sculptures. In High school he won many awards in jewelry design and creation.  He moved to Florida 34 years ago where he became a full time working and professional artist. These past years he has had numerous SOLO exhibits including the  Young at Art Museum in Davie, Fl, Coral Springs Museum of Art, The Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, The Fort Lauderdale Art Institute,  and Nathan D. Rosen Museum.

 

 

“Radiance” by Stanford Slutsky

 

“Math, admits Slutsky, wasn’t exactly my best subject in high school”.  But since embracing his fascination, a wide variety of geometric-inspired artwork appears to pop off the canvas. “I am a geometric abstract, optical illusion artist,” he explains. “My work creates the illusion of movement and three-dimensionality. Some shapes of color may seem to advance and then recede and others appear to pulsate in waves.”

 

“Round Candy Box” by Stanford Slutsky

 

 

When you bring the art work of Stanford Slutsky to your home or office, you automatically invite joy and whimsy to your walls and space! His artwork is precise yet spontaneous. His perceptions of the world will bring a smile to your heart and engage all of your visitors. Mr. Slutsky’s pieces are original one of a kind optical illusion acrylic on canvas and his food sculptures are larger than life with the emphasis on sweet things. Slutsky says, ”  I am chasing the sweet things in life.”

“Candy Dots on Paper” by Stanford Slutsky

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibition or Stanford’s artwork:

 

www.stanfordslutsky.com

mr-food@att.net

561-865-1285

 

“Taffy Apples” by Stanford Slutsky

 

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Coral Springs Welcomes Back Premier Arts Festival March 19 & 20

Join the excitement on March 19 – 20, 2016 to celebrate the 12th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts! The Walk, on University Drive in Coral Springs, will be transformed into an outdoor art and craft gallery with original artwork, handmade crafts, and affordable gift items by more than 200 artists from the United States. Enjoy eclectic art and craft displays, live music, literary workshops, children’s activities, a Green Market, and much more. The Event takes place on Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. Partial proceeds from the festival will benefit the Coral Springs Museum of Art and the city’s other non-profit qualifying artistic endeavors within the community.  The Rickie Report shares the details and highlights 3 Featured Artists:  Robin Focht (Glass), Bill & Staci McLauchlan (Digital Art/Mixed Media) and Don Tran (Silk Embroidery Art).  

 

 

 

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12th Annual

 Coral Springs Festival of the Arts 

 

 

 

 

March 19 – 20, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Walk on University Drive in Coral Springs

Navigational address:

2874 North University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065

 

 

Support the Arts, Coral Springs Museum of Art and the Local Community

 

 

Free and open to the public

 

 

 

Free Trolley & Parking at the Center for the Arts

29th Street and Coral Springs Drive

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/coral-springs-festival-arts-crafts

https://www.facebook.com/events/1447599998808543/

 

 

 

 

Coral Springs’ Signature Celebration of the Arts returns to The Walk on March 19 – 20, 2016. This popular two-day juried event features eclectic exhibits of original fine art, handmade crafts, unique affordable gift items, theatrical performances, literary workshops, a children’s area, a Green Market and a full line-up of live music. Partial proceeds from the Festival will benefit the Coral Springs Museum of Art and the city’s other non-profit qualifying artistic endeavors within the community. Admission is free and open to the public.  Festival patrons will have the opportunity to leisurely explore  and engage the artists and crafters to gain a better understanding of their work and techniques. All exhibitors will be on site for the duration of the art show and welcome the opportunity to meet potential investors and art enthusiasts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet the Artists:

 

 

 

 

Don Tran – Silk Embroidery Art

http://www.embroidery.7p.com/contact_1.html

 HAEDontran1Silk Embroidery by Don Tran

 

 

Don Tran is a native of Vietnam and has a MBA degree from Webster University (St. Louis, MO).  Hand-Sewn Silk Embroidery is a traditional within the Tran family that has been passed down for generations. Mr. Tran inherited these precious skills and raised his work to a high level of expertise to meet the taste and expectations of his clients. The artwork is stitched into black linen fabric (Nylon, Satin, Cotton, Silk) so that the vibrant colors of the silk threads stand out.  Mr. Tran starts with simple light chalk lines, then with his imagination, patience and skills creates true works of art. Vietnamese embroidery is a tradition folk art with time honored themes. Each village has common designs that reflect their culture and daily life. Each home and person has particular designs and motifs they use in their work. The skill and technique of the individual is what pushes it to the level of arts. Some of Mr. Tran’s signature pieces are created from masters’ traditional designs that are used in his native village. In addition, he also creates new designs reflecting his personal style. 

 

 

 

HAEDontran2Silk Embroidery by Don Tran 

 

 

Bill & Staci McLauchlan – Digital Art/Mixed Media

http://www.mcldfa.com

 

 

 

 

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Artwork by Bill & Staci McLauchlan

 

 

 

Staci was raised in a house surrounded by fabric. Her mother was a home economics teacher who tried everything to get her interested in sewing. Of course, being the independent, freewheeling teenager she was, Staci would have none of it.  It wasn’t until later, Staci realized that in spite of her efforts to ignore the wisdom her Mom tried to impart, some of it actually took. She came to love fabric and the art of fabric composition!   Staci says, “I work exclusively with batiks. The richness and variation of the colors makes it possible to “paint” with fabric in a way that permits the whimsical as well as the formal. Whether its contemporary curve and line compositions, tropical island scenery, or abstract textile designs, I have a vision that fabric art should always be alive and always inspire the viewer to wonder: Is it really fabric?”

 

 

 

 Bill has been doing digital work practically since the personal computer was invented. He started with an Apple II computer in 1980. He has a strong eye for color, design and digital transformation. Together, Staci and Bill create contemporary works of art that have their roots in fabric composition but are digitally metamorphosed into designs that are abstract or grounded.

 

 

 

HAEmclauchlan2Artwork by Bill & Staci McLauchlan

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Focht – Glass

http://www.sweetpeaglasscreations.com/

 

 

 

This all began while on vacation visiting friends in Ashville, NC. My very artistic friend, Margaret, got me started on Pinterest and Etsy. While perusing these sites I came across some beautiful glass flowers and thought to myself, “I would love to do that.” The next day Margaret and I searched through Goodwill and Habitat for Humanity for glass to make our first flowers. My life has not been the same since!! I can no longer look at a piece of glass without seeing it becoming a flower.

 

 

 

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Glass Flowers by Robin Focht

 

 

Robin shares,”I know that some of you may look at my name and think, ‘this woman doesn’t use spellcheck’. Yes, I realize that Sweetpea, under normal circumstances, would be two words. I was very lucky to be married to a wonderful man, Gary, who never called me by my given name. I had more pet names than my dog Molly, a/k/a, Moo Moo, Molly Tamale, Mooshie Girl, well, you get the picture. Gary always would use ‘Sweetpea’ as one word. With his passing I have chosen to honor his memory in this small way”.

 

 

 

Original Fine Art – Functional Art – Handmade Crafts – Unique Gift Items
Live Music – Literary Workshops – Children’s Activities – Green Market

 

 

 

Additional Information At-A-Glance:

 

 

 

  • Juried first-class outdoor gallery showcasing local and national artists & crafters
  • Fine Art Show
  • Contemporary Craft Show
  • Hosted by the Coral Springs Festival Committee, Inc. & the City of Coral Springs
  • Produced by Howard Alan Events
  • Original Artwork
  • Handmade in America
  • 200 artists and crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $30,000
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists and crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media, folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass
  • Green Market featuring unique plants and gourmet dips
  • Theatrical performances
  • Literary workshops
  • Children’s activity area
  • Full line-up of live music

 

 

 

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 the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, 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 12th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events festivals visit www.artfestival.com or info@artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

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Stan Dornfest Featured In SOLO Exhibit At Weisman Community Center

Stan Dornfest‘s rich landscapes are being shown in a SOLO Exhibition at the Weisman Community Center in Delray Beach, FL.  The Exhibit is Open to the Public from January 18 to February 26 and there will be a Free Opening Reception on January 31st.  Stan’s tropical artwork is delightful and infectious!  The Rickie Report shares the details about the Free Public Reception and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

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“S P I R I T U A L   L A N D S C A P E S”

 

A SOLO Exhibition of Paintings 

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Sunday, January  31st

2-4 PM

 

Free and Open to the Public

 

The Weisman Community Center
7091 West Atlantic Avenue 
Delray Beach,  FL 33446

Hours:

Monday – Thursday 9-5

Friday 8:30-4:30

 

 

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Stan Dornfest tells The Rickie Report, ““I have always felt most spiritual when I am physically and emotionally enveloped by a landscape. The mystical state of mind that these inspiring locales transport me to, is what I strive to reflect in my painting. For me, rather than merely documenting topography, painting is more about expressing the spiritual journey that the world of nature transports me to.”

 

 

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“Luminous” by Stan Dornfest

 

 

 

“I prefer to paint in Acrylics because I actually like the quick drying time, the versatility of the mediums and the quick clean up time which fits into my life. I developed and taught a course for design students called:”Art Direction-Expanding Your Options. The course explored different career paths that Design/Art students could take”.

 

 

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“Afternoon In The Azores” by Stan Dornfest

 

 

“My elementary school teacher summoned my mother to the classroom to explain to her that she felt that I was very talented in Art. She offered to loan me her oil paints over the summer so that I could continue painting. My mother explained to her that she could afford to purchase a set of oil paints for me. Not only did my mother buy the paints, but she researched and found courses for me to take on Saturdays at The Brooklyn Museum Art School and Brooklyn College, which nurtured my life long passion for painting. From an early age, I was always painting. After High School, I was fortunate to get accepted to The Cooper Union Art School. After Cooper, I pursued a long, successful career as an Advertising Creative/Art Director but during that time – I continued to paint. As my advertising career tapered off-my painting endeavors expanded”.

 

 

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“Cascade” by Stan Dornfest

 

 

 

Stan received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Cooper Union. While pursuing his career as a Creative/Art Director in the New York Advertising Industry, he continued to explore his passion for Painting. “In New York, my solo shows include: The Donald Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, New York and Heritage Gallery, Tarrytown, New York. I was a member of the Faculty at Parsons School of Design.  In Florida, my paintings have been shown at The Boca Raton Museum of Art, The Cornell Art Museum, The Coral Springs Center for the Arts, Loxahatchee National Wildlife Center, Lighthouse ArtCenter,  Armory Art Center, Artists Alley, and The Artists Guild Gallery.  I am a Participating Signature Member of the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild . My work is represented in Public and Private Collections in The US and Canada”.

 

For more information about Stan Dornfest’s paintings, please visit:

standornfest.com

or call 561-865-7077

 

 

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

 

“Invoking The Muse” Features National Association Of Women Artists, FL. Chapter At Coral Springs Museum Of Art

National Association of Women Artists, Inc. Florida Chapter invites everyone to their newest multi-media exhibition, “Invoking The Muse”.  The Exhibit takes place at the Coral Springs Museum of Art from December 1st through December 28th.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Tuesday, December 8th. Tobey Archer is the judge and will be presenting awards.  If you are interested in becoming a member of NAWA, your artwork must be juried in. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

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National Association of Women Artists,Inc.  Florida Chapter

Invites You to:

 

“INVOKING THE MUSE”

Opening Reception:

 

Tuesday, December 8,   6 – 8 PM

Exhibit Runs:

December 1, 2015 – December 28, 2015

Coral Springs Museum of Art
2855 Coral Springs Drive   Coral Springs, FL
 954-340-5000

For more information Contact:

Andrea Huffman    afhuf24@gmail.com

 

 

 

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“Marble Canyon” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS, INC FLORIDA CHAPTER (N.A.W.A.) is presenting a multi-media exhibition titled Invoking The Muse, which will be hosted by the Coral Springs Museum of Art located at 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, Florida. The public is invited to a reception on Tuesday, December 8th, 6 – 8 PM, at which time First, Second, Third Place, and Judge’s Recognition awards will be announced. The Juried art will be on view in the Lower Lobby Gallery from Tuesday, December 1 through Monday, December 28, 2015. The chapter is pleased that an online exhibit will be available to the public on December 9, 2015, the day after the Opening Reception.

 

 

 

 

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“Gail Is Serious About Her Taste Test”  by Judith Carlin

 

 

Renowned Florida artists, fiber artist Andrea Huffman and portrait painter Genie Cohen are the Exhibit co-chairs. Ms. Cohen, who has won awards for her corporate and personal portraits, is a faculty member of the Coral Springs Museum of Art. Ms. Huffman who creates works of art on fabric also teaches classes and workshops at the Boca Museum Art School.

 

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“Convergence 1” by Doreen Grasso

 

Huffman and Cohen have put together an amazing exhibit of the works of N.A.W.A. Florida Chapter artists, and they are proud to announce that Tobey Archer is the judge. Ms. Archer received her Master of Arts Degree in Studio Art from Vermont College of Norwich University. Her artwork is in the collection of the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, the Broward County Public Art and Design collection, and the State of Florida collection as well as many private collections.

 

 

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“Enchanted morning” by Annette Margulies

 

 

 

N.A.W.A. is the oldest professional women’s fine arts group in the United States, and the Florida Chapter of N.A.W.A. was the first regional chapter in the country. It was founded in 1995 by Liana Moonie, of Palm Beach, a past president of the national organization and Madeline Weiss, who was the first president of the Florida Chapter. All artists wishing to join the prestigious Florida Chapter must first be juried into the Association Headquarters in New York City.

 

 

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“Seductive Flame” by Andrea Huffman

 

For more information on the N.A.W.A. Florida Chapter please go to http://nawafl.org.

 

 

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society Invites You To Exhibit At Coral Springs Museum of Art

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society invites everyone to their Exhibit, “Members Love Watercolor”.  GCWS, one of the oldest and largest water media organizations in South Florida, is a wonderful organization for watercolor enthusiasts to meet other artists, network and learn.  The Free Opening Reception takes place on Wednesday, November 4th from 3 – 5 pm at the Coral Springs Museum of Art. Nessa Grainger AWS, an internationally acclaimed artist from Florida will jury the event. The Reception is Free and Open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details plus the artist statements and peeks of the 2014 award winners. We encourage art lovers to see this exhibit at this prestigious art complex! 

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society

Invites You To:

“Members Love Watercolor”

Free Opening Reception:

Wednesday, November 4th

3 – 5 pm

Coral Springs Museum of Art

Exhibit runs October 28-November 29, 2015

2855 Coral Springs Dr.   Coral Springs, FL 33065

954-340-5000     www.coralspringsmuseum.org

 

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society fosters the advancement of the art of watercolor media/painting, informs and educates the general public through exhibitions, lectures and painting demonstrations. Gold Coast is a non-profit organization and membership is open to all persons who are interested in the art of watercolor.

 

 

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Georgia McGraw Best in Show, 2014

“Watercolor painting has been my passion for the past 30 years. People often ask, “What do you paint?” Even after all this time, I have no good answer. Imaginary landscapes? Painting for me is much like playing with a Wejee Board. After the first few brush strokes, the painting seems to have a mind of its own. The end is partly a surprise. My Bachelor of Arts Degree is from East Carolina University in Fine Arts. I was elected as a signature member of the National Watercolor Society in 2001 and the American Watercolor Society in 2004.

 

 

 

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Elizabeth Chacon 1st Place, 2014

“I was always fascinated by colors and how to apply them to canvas and paper to create beautiful things. My goal is to combine colors in a way that expresses my feelings and allows the viewer to experience an emotion. Nature has inspired me with amazing shapes, lights and shadows. My other passion is painting people. It is great to capture facial expressions when nothing is spoken.”

 

 

 

 

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Judy Nunno 2nd Place, 2014

South Florida native Judy Nunno is a self taught watercolor artist who
specializes in portraits and paintings of crystal and glass. She is a
signature member of Florida Watercolor Society and a member of American, National and Southern Watercolor Societies as well as several local art guilds. She is a two-time winner in Watercolor Artist Magazine’s Annual Watercolor Media Show Case Competition and has been published in North Light Books’ Splash 16: Exploring Texture (2015) and Splash 17 (2016).

 

 

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Bunny Sheffield 3rd Place, 2014

 

“Beauty is truth, truth beauty — that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.”
-John Keats-

“In contrast to the current trend of content laden art, nature is where I always find myself most at home. It is the quietude, coolness of color, and peacefulness that I reflect in my paintings. I select elements of nature and paint them with distinct plays of light and shadow. Shadows have multiple colors reflected within them and are not just an uninteresting gray. This reminds us that shadows play just as important a role in paintings as light. By combining light and shadow with intriguing color, I am a value painter who truly enjoys major and subtle contrasts of the two”.

 

 

 

 

Nessa Grainger, AWS, Juror

 

Florida artist Nessa Grainger AWS, who is recognized throughout the U.S., will jury the event. Grainger is a signature member of the National Association of Women Artists, Allied Artists of America, National Collage Society and the International Society of Experimental Artists. Her works are in the permanent collection of Zhei Ziang Museum in Hangzhow China, Elliot Museum in Stuart, FL, Libraries of the American Art in Washington, DC, as well as private collections throughout Europe and Mexico. She received a classical art education at the Philadelphia Museum School of Art, Tyler School of Fine Arts and the Pennsylvania Academy of Arts and now teaches art in South Florida.

 

 

 

For more information Visit:

www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com

or

call 954-812-1860

 

 

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society Kicks Off Season At Coral Springs Museum

One of the oldest and largest water media organizations in South Florida, Gold Coast Watercolor Society, will kick off the season with its first exhibit/reception, “Members Love Watercolor”. The juried event will be held from 3-5 p.m, Wednesday, November 4th at the Coral Springs Museum of Art.  Nessa Grainger AWS,  an internationally acclaimed artist from Florida will jury the event. The Reception is Free and Open to the public.  The Rickie Report shares the details and encourages art lovers to see this exhibit!  This is a wonderful organization for watercolor enthusiasts to meet other artists, network and learn.

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society

 

Invites You To:

 “Members Love Watercolor”

 

 

Opening Reception:

Wednesday, November 4th

3 – 5 pm

Coral Springs Museum of Art

Exhibit runs October 28-November 29, 2015

This Reception is Free to the Public

 2855 Coral Springs Dr.

Coral Springs, FL 33065

954-340-5000       www.coralspringsmuseum.org

 

 

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society fosters the advancement of the art of watercolor media/painting, informs and educates the general public through exhibitions, lectures and painting demonstrations. Gold Coast is a non-profit organization and membership is open to all persons who are interested in the art of watercolor.

 

 

 

 

 

Florida artist Nessa Grainger AWS, who is recognized throughout the U.S., will jury the event. Grainger is a signature member of the National Association of Women Artists, Allied Artists of America, National Collage Society and the International Society of Experimental Artists. Her works are in the permanent collection of Zhei Ziang Museum in Hangzhow China, Elliot Museum in Stuart, FL, Libraries of the American Art in Washington, DC, as well as private collections throughout Europe and Mexico. She received a classical art education at the Philadelphia Museum School of Art, Tyler School of Fine Arts and the Pennsylvania Academy of Arts and now teaches art in South Florida.

 

 

For more information Visit:

www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com

or

call 954-812-1860

 

 

 

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