Jupiter, Tequesta, Palm Beach Gardens and Lake Park Venues Offer Free Exhibits, Gallery Tours, Open Houses and Demonstrations

Art venues in Jupiter, Tequesta, Palm Beach Gardens and Lake Park are opening their doors to residents and visitors, as ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy’s ARTWEEK 2015 swing into action.  The Rickie Report shares a brief overview of the events everyone can participate in at no charge!

 

 

 

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North Arts and Lake Park Districts

Thursday, January 22, 2015

1:00 -5:00 pm

 

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EASEL ART SUPPLY

810 Park Avenue       Lake Park, FL 33403

 

Stop by this locally owned “Mom and Pop” Art and Drafting Supplies haven. Open House. Enjoy refreshments at this emporium of artist’s tools and supplies, framing shop, art classes and workshops. Artist Demonstrations will take place throughout the afternoon and include: David McEwen (Internationally Renown Equestrian Artist), Drawing with Craig McInnis, Watercolor with Diane Hutchinson, Oil painting with John D’Auria and Acrylic Painting with Dan Remmel. Have your FREE caricature drawn by Captain Cartoon! 20% discount on non-sale art supplies.   

(561) 844-3111 www.facebook.com/easelartpalmbeach

 

 

 

 

3 to 5 p.m.

 

MANDEL JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

5221 Hood Road        Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 

Tour of exhibition “A Family Affair:

The Paintings of Alan and Michael Friedlander”

This exhibition celebrates the art of brothers Alan and Michael Friedlander which includes large-scale abstract watercolors and acrylics. Alan’s portraits and Michael’s watercolors showcase the beauty of their artistry and their bond through art.  Jewish Film Festival various dates and times.  Contact:Talya R Lerman  Cultural Arts Director  Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches  (561) 712-5209 talyal@jcconline.com       561-712-5200 

 

ROSETTA STONE FINE ART GALLERY

1001 Jupiter Park Drive, Suites 121 & 122        Jupiter, Florida 33458

 

Retrospective of JB Berkow artwork with wine and hors d’oeuvres.

 561-743-3340 RosettaStoneFineArt.com   Contact: JoAnne Berkow 561.310.9371

 

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 

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LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER MUSEUM, GALLERY

& SCHOOL OF ART

Gallery Square North    373 Tequesta Drive      Tequesta, FL. 33469

 

Open House with hors d’oeuvres, wine and live music in the Museum and artist demonstrations at the School of Art, including a tour of our ceramics studio. Enjoy Five Exhibitions: “Contempo: Pushing the Limit on Art”, Charlie and Linda Riggs Ceramics, Richard Burkett Ceramics, “En Plein Air” and the Artists’ Guild Gallery.

 

www.lighthousearts.org Contact: Katie Deits, Executive Director or Barbra Broidy, Curator at 561.746.3101

 

THE VILLAGE ART STUDIOS


Gallery Square North    377 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, FL. 33469

 

Open House Enjoy refreshments at The Village Art Studios, a charming collection of micro-studios and display space in a co-op setting. The diverse nature of the artwork is due to the quantity and quality of artists from Palm Beach County. Come meet them in their studios!

Contact: Julie Silk-Beaumont 561.310.8499

ORIGINAL ELEMENTS

Gallery Square North 387 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, FL. 33469

Open House Enjoy refreshments at this working Art Gallery/Art Studio features Original Artist and Artisans displaying and selling their unique pieces.

561.529.1822 
 Contact: Sandra O’Malley

 

7:30 – 9:00 pm

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Artists of Palm Beach County Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Ave. Lake Park, FL. 33403

Open House at The gallery displays oils paintings, watercolors, acrylic paintings, photography, glass, collage and sculpture. Meet the Artists are working in small studios. In addition, find jewelry, ceramics, and fabric art. Something for everyone!

561.345.2842 www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com
 Contact: John Palozzi, artistsofpbc@gmail.com

 

 

8:00 – 10:00 pm

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The Brewhouse Gallery

720 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL. 33403

 

The Brewhouse Gallery is part eclectic hipster lounge, part modern New York art gallery. It’s a creative space to hang out, sip a brew, hold a meeting, share ideas, listens to music, and appreciate local art. Free Wi-Fi and comfortable furniture (that is also for sale) make you feel right at home. Our mission is to support local arts and build community! We serve French Press, Lattes, Cappuccinos, a killer Cuban espresso and other coffee creations made with locally roasted beans sourced directly from the growers. By night we offer craft beer from the finest Florida microbreweries, including Due South, Monk in the Trunk, and Cigar City, along with a selection of favorite wines.
 Musical performances, poetry readings, painting classes, and other assorted nighttime events keep things lively and we are quickly becoming one of the most well-respected live music venues in all of South Florida.

Contact: AJ Brockman: Cofounder – Gallery Curator 561.771.1641 | Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ARTSYNERGY 2015 please visit: artsynergypbc.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

Art Synergy Announces Events During ArtPalmBeach in Nine Districts: Welcome to ARTWEEK 2015!

ArtPalmBeach is internationally renowned as the premiere mid-winter contemporary art fair on Florida’s Gold Coast by both art critics and enthusiasts. Celebrating its 18th year, it is Palm Beach County’s longest running fair dedicated to contemporary, emerging, and modern master works of art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Over 85 international galleries will be exhibiting paintings, sculpture, functional and innovative design. Video, new technologies, performance art and art installations have become a unique feature offering collectors exposure to today’s emerging art trends.  ArtSynergy:  In conjunction with ArtPalmBeach, nine County-wide Art Districts and local cultural institutions will offer exhibitions and events in the surrounding area, creating a unique exciting region wide art week.  

The Rickie Report is pleased to provide you with the daily highlights.  Please note that schedules are subject to change, so consult the appropriate websites provided. Events may take place at the same time in various sites.  Don’t miss the special offer from UBER!

 

 

 

Art Synergy2015 at Art Palm Beach

ARTPALMBEACH/ ART SYNERGY

Palm Beach County Convention Center

First View, Collectors’ Invitational

& VIP Reception :

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Public Hours

Thursday, Jan 22 -­ 12 pm -­ 7 pm
Friday, Jan 23 ­- 12 pm ­- 7 pm
Saturday, Jan 24 -­ 12 pm -­ 7 pm
Sunday, Jan 25 ­- 12 pm -­ 6 pm

650 Okeechobee Boulevard    West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

VIP Reception and Premiere

“ART SYNERGY’s Palm Beach Art”

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

6 – 10 pm  

Booth # 718

Exhibit Dates January 21-25, 2015 

 

“Art Synergy’s 2nd Annual Palm Beach Art,” is a juried exhibition of works by professional artists residing in Palm Beach County has been juried by Paul Fisher and Rolando Chang Barrero.

 

Artwork by Erin B. Fromkes Courtesy of Art Synergy

Artwork by Erin B. Fromkes Courtesy of Art Synergy

 

“This exhibition is an exploration of the aesthetic and scope of work created in South Florida.  Twenty selected works will be on display at ArtPalmBeach, which is internationally renowned as the premiere mid-winter contemporary art fair on Florida’s Gold Coast by both art critics and enthusiasts”, explains Rolando Chang Barrero.  

 

 

Whitespace Collection

Wednesday January 21st at 8:00 pm                                Thursday, Friday, Saturday January 22,23,24  at 3:00 pm    Sunday January 25th at 2:00 pm

At Whitespace Collection Booth #715 International Performance artist, Beatriz Millar will present “Plastic Dorian in Love”.  There is limited seating available.

 

ART DISTRICTS

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ART SYNERGY/ARTWEEK 2015 EVENTS

 

Thursday January, 22, 2015

 

Lake Park District

1:00 -5:00 pm

 

Stop by this locally owned “Mom and Pop” Art and Drafting Supplies haven. Open House. Enjoy refreshments at this emporium of artist’s tools and supplies, framing shop, art classes and workshops. Artist Demonstrations will take place throughout the afternoon and include:  David McEwen (Internationally Renown Equestrian Artist), Drawing with Craig McInnis, Watercolor with Diane Hutchinson, Oil painting with John D’Auria and Acrylic Painting with Dan Remmel.  Have your FREE caricature drawn by Captain Cartoon!   20% discount on non-sale art supplies. 

 Easel Art Supply

810 Park Avenue        Lake Park, FL 33403

(561) 844-3111    www.facebook.com/easelartpalmbeach

7:30 – 9:00 pm

 

Open House at The gallery displays oils paintings, watercolors, acrylic paintings, photography, glass, collage and sculpture.  Meet the Artists are working in small studios. In addition, find jewelry, ceramics, and fabric art.  Something for everyone!

Artists of Palm Beach County Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Ave.    Lake Park, FL. 33403

561.345.2842   artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com   Contact: John Palozzi, artistsofpbc@gmail.com

 8:00 – 10:00 pm

The Brewhouse Gallery


 720 Park Avenue   Lake Park, FL. 33403

The Brewhouse Gallery is part eclectic hipster lounge, part modern New York art gallery. It’s a creative space to hang out, sip a brew, hold a meeting, share ideas, listens to music, and appreciate local art. Free Wi-Fi and comfortable furniture (that is also for sale) make you feel right at home. Our mission is to support local arts and build community!  We serve French Press, Lattes, Cappuccinos, a killer Cuban espresso and other coffee creations made with locally roasted beans sourced directly from the growers. By night we offer craft beer from the finest Florida microbreweries, including Due South, Monk in the Trunk, and Cigar City, along with a selection of favorite wines.
 Musical performances, poetry readings, painting classes, and other assorted nighttime events keep things lively and we are quickly becoming one of the most well-respected live music venues in all of South Florida.

Contact: AJ Brockman: Cofounder – Gallery Curator  561.771.1641 | Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

 

North District

3 to 5 p.m.

Tour of exhibit: “A Family Affair: The Paintings of Alan and Michael Friedlander”

Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches

5221 Hood Road    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 • 561-712-5200

This exhibition celebrates the art of brothers Alan and Michael Friedlander which includes large-scale abstract watercolors and acrylics. Alan’s portraits and Michael’s watercolors showcase the beauty of their artistry and their bond through art.  There is also a Jewish Film Festival with various dates and times.  Contact: Talya R Lerman  Cultural Arts Director Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches   (561) 712-5209  talyal@jcconline.com

 

3 to 5 pm

 

Retrospective of JB Berkow artwork with wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Rosetta Stone Fine Art Gallery

1001 Jupiter Park Drive, Suites 121 & 122   Jupiter, FL 33458

 RosettaStoneFineArt.com  Contact: JoAnne Berkow, Owner, Cell 561.310.9371 or Gallery: 561.743.3340 

 

 

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Open House with hors d’oeuvres, wine and live music in the Museum and artist demonstrations at the School of Art, including a tour of our ceramics studio.  Enjoy Five Exhibitions:  “Contempo: Pushing the Limit on Art”, Charlie and Linda Riggs Ceramics, Richard Burkett Ceramics, “En Plein Air” and the Artists’ Guild Gallery.

LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER MUSEUM, GALLERY & SCHOOL OF ART

Gallery Square North     373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL. 33469

 www.lighthousearts.org   Contact: Katie Deits, Executive Director or Barbra Broidy, Curator at 561.746.3101

 

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Open House Enjoy refreshments at The Village Art Studios, a charming collection of micro-studios and display space in a co-op setting. The diverse nature of the artwork is due to the quantity and quality of artists from Palm Beach County.  Come meet them in their studios!

THE VILLAGE ART STUDIOS


Gallery Square North   377 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, FL. 33469

Contact: Julie Silk-Beaumont 561.310.8499

 

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Open House Enjoy refreshments at this working Art Gallery/Art Studio features Original Artist and Artisans displaying and selling their unique pieces.

ORIGINAL ELEMENTS

Gallery Square North     387 Tequesta Drive     Tequesta, FL. 33469

561.529.1822  
 Contact: Sandra O’Malley

 

 

WEST PALM ARTS DISTRICT

CONTINUUM

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

510 Fern Street  W.Palm Beach, FL

Business Networking Event Hosted by the Armory Art Center at CONTINUUM.  Some of the Armory’s teaching artists who are on exhibit will be there to discuss their artwork and promote it to individual and business buyers.

West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District presents CONTINUUM WPB Arts in partnership with ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy, produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC. CONTINUUM WPB Arts is a pop-up exhibition and performance space located at 501 Fern Street in historic downtown West Palm Beach, just a few blocks from ArtPalmBeach at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The event will be brimming with artwork by some of South Florida’s most exciting artists, along with an array of performances and events showcase on a wide variety of exceptional local talent. For more details: Trina Slade-Burks  ATB Fine Artists & Designers, LLC    561-714-6674  continuum@atbfineartists.com   http://continuumwpb.blogspot.com/

 

 Friday, January 23, 2015

 

Lake Worth District

 

11 am – 4 pm

 

Art Walk/Open Galleries and Studios:

Lake Worth Galleries District is home to South Florida’s largest concentration of Fine Art and Craft Galleries in Palm Beach County. Galleries are located along Lucerne and Lake Worth Avenue. Maps will be available .

Armory Art Center Annex Gallery

Enjoy an exhibit of our Artists in Residence and Department Directors       1121 Lucerne Avenue  561.832.1776

 

Lake Worth Art League                                                                                                           604 Lucerne Ave.   info@lwartleague.org

 

Rolando Chang Barrero Gallery:
711 Lucerne Ave.
Post War Depression Imagery of Serafima Sokolov 
RCBFineArt@gmail.com

 

Bruce Webber Gallery
705 Lucerne Ave.
Thorvald Sanchez Alberto Ulloa, Rosemary Otto Exhibition

 

Artisans on the Ave
630 Lake Avenue   561.582.3300

An Art Boutique and Gallery of local, national and internationally acclaimed artists.

 

Clay Metal Glass Stone Gallery/ Flamingo Clay Studio

15 South J Street  AND 216 South F Street

3D Art, clay, sculpture, paintings, chain maille, pottery, new artists’ studios and kiln facility with live demonstrations

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue

“Paws and Claws” Exhibit

 

7 – 10 pm

 

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts

Joanne Berkow – jbberkow@dsli.com   Anita Holmes  aholmes@benzaitencenter.org
http://www.benzaitencenter.org

1105 2nd Avenue South          561.315.1446

Shelley Muzylowski and Rik Allen  will conduct a fiery display of their glassblowing prowess for your entertainment and edification. Benzaiten’s Creative Director, Rick Eggert, will be narrating the event so each complicated step in the process will be easy to follow and understand. More of this couple’s incredible artwork will be on display in the center’s 1,500 square foot gallery along with works by Rick Eggert and Steve Funk.

In addition, there will be a marketplace of artists, local, national and internationally acclaimed.  McMow Art Glass and Habatat Galleries are co-hosts.  The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is Sponsor.  Other fun features of this event will include a continuous loop of shorts produced by Palm Beach County filmmakers and put together by the Lake Worth Playhouse.

Antique Row District

 

5 – 9 pm

Antique Row Art Walk

Considered the “antique design center” of Florida, West Palm Beach Antique Row is home to over fifty shops & Art Galleries offering an impressive selection of 17th to 20th century antiques, fine Art and decorative arts, period deco and modern furnishings. Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Art & Antiques, and House Beautiful have all heralded Antique Row as one of the east coast’s premier antique shopping districts; a key source for the world’s best interior designers.

 

For directions or questions please contact Jamnea Finlayson (Treasurer of South Dixie Antique Row and owner of JF Gallery) at 561.478.8281

Participating Galleries:

Sean Rush Atelier


 3700 S. Dixie Hwy
 Featuring classical figure drawings and Equine series paintings by Sean Rush. 
sean@seanrush.com

Mary Woerner Fine Arts

3700 S. Dixie Hwy #7
 Contemporary paintings, drawings, sculpture, collage, photography and original graphics.
   mary@marywoernerfinearts.com

Cashmere Buffalo


3709 S. Dixie Hwy  Featuring the monochromatic works of Charlene Goldstein

JF Gallery

 
3901 S. Dixie Hwy
Contemporary Gallery featuring mainly Abstract and Abstract Expressionism   
info@jfgallery.com

Objects 20c


3611 S. Dixie Hwy 
info@modernauctions.com

 

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Worth Ave District

January 22 – 25

Contact: David Ginn 561.833.4700 for more details or contact each gallery

 

Arcature Fine Art

318 Worth Avenue  Palm Beach, FL 33480                                                                                              561.805.9388  Contact – Ryan Ross  arcaturefineart@mac.com

 

Holden Luntz Gallery

332 Worth Avenue  Palm Beach, FL 33480                                                            561.805.9550  Contact – Jodi   jodi@oldenluntz.com

 

 

Mark Borghi Fine Art

255 Worth Avenue  Palm Beach, FL 33480                                                         561.328.9504   Contact – Mark Borghi   mark@borghi.org

 

 Gallery Biba

224A Worth Avenue   Palm Beach, FL 33480                                                        561.651.1371   Contact – Biba   biba@bibagallery.com

 

DTR Modern Galleries

440 South County Rd at Worth Avenue   Palm Beach, FL 33480                   561.366.9387   Contact – Bryan Walsh   bwalsh@dtrmodern.com

 

Wally Findlay Galleries International

165 Worth Avenue   Palm Beach, FL 33480                                                          561.655.2090  Contact – lars   lars@wallyfindlay.com

 

 Taglialatella Galleries

313 ½ Worth Avenue   In the Via Bice   Palm Beach, FL 33480                     561.833.4700  Contact – David Ginn  david@djtfa.com  or dave@djtfa.com

 

Russek Gallery

203 Worth Avenue  Palm Beach, FL 33480                                                          561.832.4811   Contact – Sloane Russek   info@russek.com

 

Gavlak Gallery

249B Worth Avenue   Palm Beach, FL 33480                                                    561.833.0583  Contact- Karene    karene@gavlakgallery.com

 

Surovek Gallery

349 Worth Avenue    12 Via Parigi    Palm Beach, FL 33480                             561.655.2665   Contact- Clay Surovek    clay@surovekgallery.com

 

Gasiunasen Gallery

400 Worth Avenue at Peruvian Avenue   Palm Beach, FL 33480               561.820.8920   Contact – Donna Tribby   arijart@bellsouth.net

 

Galleria of Sculpture

11 Via Parigi| Worth Avenue   Palm Beach, FL 33480                                       561.659.7557   Contact – Cheryl Sundell   info@galeriaofsculpture.com

 

Liman Studio Gallery

139 N County Rd| The historic Paramount Building   Palm Beach, FL 33480         561.659.7050  Contact – Ellen Liman  T6060@yahoo.com

 

WEST PALM ARTS DISTRICT

CONTINUUM

 6:00p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

510 Fern Street  W.Palm Beach, FL

An evening with Bombay Sapphire. Event to benefit Center for Creative Education, Inc.  $10 suggested donation at the door. 100% of donation at the door goes to the charity.  Music by DJ Cole of C-Keys

West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District presents CONTINUUM WPB Arts in partnership with ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy, produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC. CONTINUUM WPB Arts is a pop-up exhibition and performance space located at 501 Fern Street in historic downtown West Palm Beach, just a few blocks from ArtPalmBeach at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The event will be brimming with artwork by some of South Florida’s most exciting artists, along with an array of performances and events showcase on a wide variety of exceptional local talent.   Trina Slade-Burks ATB Fine Artists & Designers, LLC 561-714-6674  continuum@atbfineartists.com http://continuumwpb.blogspot.com/

Saturday, January 24th

Lake Worth District

 

10:00 – 11:00 am

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FREE PRESENTATIONS

‘Back to Basics’
with Mike Glotfelty of Jen-Ken Kilns

Learn the basics of kiln operation from one of the best kiln manufacturers in the business. A wide variety of topics will be covered including shelf wash procedure, programming, kiln loading, and many more! This will be an interactive presentation fueled but your questions so please come prepared with questions and issues to troubleshoot.

 

1:00 – 3:00 PM

‘Special Effects in Fused Glass’
with Amy Ferber of Bullseye Glass Co.

McMow Art Glass is proud and extremely excited to announce that Amy Ferber of Bullseye Glass Co. will be joining us all the way from Portland, Oregon! She will be doing a presentation about the Special Effects you can achieve with Bullseye’s extensive palette of reactive glass styles complete with a video & slideshow presentation, samples, and a quiz wrap it all up! Don’t miss out on this extra special learning opportunity.

INCREDIBLE DISCOUNTS WILL BE OFFERED ON RELATED CLASSES AND PRODUCTS DESCRIBED & USED IN BOTH PRESENTATIONS!

For more information about McMow Art Glass and these events please visit: www.mcmow.com

701 North Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth, FL. 33460
 561.585.9011 EXT 106

 

 

Boynton Beach Art District

4 – 10 pm

 

410 – 422 West Industrial Avenue  Boynton Beach, FL

 

Winner of the Best Art Walk in Broward and Palm Beach Counties, BBAD is Palm Beach County’s most exciting artists hub. BBAD will be host to Art Synergy and Art Palm Guests from 4-10 pm., featuring gallery exhibitions, live bands, open studios, vendors and food trucks! Art Synergy co-founder, Rolando Chang Barrero invites you to attend the ActivistArtistA Gallery’s “Take a Piece of My Heart” exhibition, tour the Bay Gates Project Murals, and the City of Boynton Beach’s Avenue of the Arts Kinetic Sculpture showcase. activistartista.blogspot.com/

 

 

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Artists Alley/Delray
Artists District

Noon – 10 pm

 

Welcome to our thriving art colony!  We have 21 spaces that provide studio and exhibition space to 31 Delray Beach Artists all within one village block. Here you’ll find lots of painting, pottery, sculpture, photography, fashion and works of art.  We will be open on Saturday, January 24th, 2015 from noon to 10 pm with a bonfire to follow!  Come and meet the artists, explore their studios and discover that perfect something.

Two Live Art events: Live Mural Painting by Amanda Johnson, and A. Funk Studio will be open to the Public for throwing demonstrations, and visitors are welcome to try the potters wheel and throw a pot!

ARTISTS ALLEY is located in downtown Delray Beach, Florida, three blocks north of Atlantic Avenue and 2 blocks west of Federal Highway/US 1. DIRECTIONS: From Federal Highway/US 1 in Delray Beach, go west on N.E. 4th Street. Cross over the railroad tracks and proceed 80 feet. Turn left onto Artists Alley. The studios and galleries will be on your left in the warehouse bays.

 

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Cacace Fine Art, CacaceArt.com 561-276-1177 or 561-523-5300

Linda White Gallery, BocaArtGallery.com 561-394-2833

Laszlo’s Painting Studio, LaszloJanoska.com 561-330-2203

Cloud House Pottery, CloudHousePottery.com 561-862-9222

Amanda Johnson, www.etsy.com/shop/AmandaChristabel 443-823-5057

Amy Reshefsky Gallery, AR Gallery  561.444.9989 or 561-289-4542

A. Funk Studio, Etsy.com/shop/afunkstudio 718-312-2304

Vladimir Prodanovich Studio, VPStudios.net 305-304-2120

Jeff Whyman Studio, 314 NE 3rd Ave., 561-322-8867

 

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WEST PALM ARTS DISTRICT

CONTINUUM

6:00p.m.-10:00pm

Jazz with Samm. View art and enjoy the music.

510 Fern Street     W.Palm Beach, FL

West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District presents CONTINUUM WPB Arts in partnership with ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy, produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC. CONTINUUM WPB Arts is a pop-up exhibition and performance space located at 501 Fern Street in historic downtown West Palm Beach, just a few blocks from ArtPalmBeach at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The event will be brimming with artwork by some of South Florida’s most exciting artists, along with an array of performances and events showcase on a wide variety of exceptional local talent. Trina Slade-Burks ATB Fine Artists & Designers, LLC 561-714-6674 continuum@atbfineartists.com http://continuumwpb.blogspot.com/

Sunday, January 25

 Northwood District

 

10:00 am – Noon

 

Complimentary Breakfast and Gallery Tour at Whitespace Collection

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Free Admission to Whitespace Collection

Whitespace Collection

Whitespace Collection is located on Australian Avenue 
between Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard and 45th Street. West Palm Beach


For further information: contact 
561.842.4131
http://www.whitespacecollection.com/
https://www.facebook.com/WhitespaceCollection

 

Tour times: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm

The ArtX Historic Northwood Village Guided Gallery Walking Tour

 

ArtX Galleries of Northwood Village

OSGS GALLERY|STUDIO

500 Northwood Rd.
Unit 1
     West Palm Beach, FL 33407
www.osgsart.com    561.833.2223
 

OSGS [Ortiz-Smykla | Gallery-Studio] provides Contemporary Art by working Local and National Artists alike. OSGS also provides affordable, custom framing to the public. Works exhibited include, but are not limited to Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Clay, Prints, and Glass Art. For up-to-date exhibit information and current events happening in the gallery space please visit our website and Facebook pages.  Contact: Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla  osgs@hotmail.com

 

ARTHOUSE429

429   25th Street      W.Palm Beach, FL 33407    561.231.0429

The gallery has been custom designed by owner/artist William Halliday to offer the best possible interior exhibition environment for a variety of contemporary art, plus an exciting landscaped sculpture garden and an open air special events and reception area on the second floor terrace. The completely renovated showplace is at the center of renewed activity and energy on the street, exhibiting first class innovative works of art that parallel and exemplify the fresh spirit in this neighborhood.

Halliday fabricates and assembles his intriguing and original metal sculptural forms.  He has taken the best of his experiences and poured them into sculptural objects, producing polished, surrealist steel and aluminum forms that allow the viewer to literally reflect on the form, while enjoying a 360 degree inspection.   Contact: William Halliday  Arthouse429.com 

 

AFRICA NOW

508 A. Northwood Rd.     W. Palm Beach, FL  33407

Africa now is a Contemporary African Art Gallery located in the heart of Northwood Village. We carry a mix of Decorative and Traditional Fashion, Jewelry, Paintings and books.  Contact Annie Kadji   info@africanowgallery.com  561.209.5008

 

BOHEMIA AG

ArtHaus & Gelateria

536 Northwood Rd.      W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Gallery: Fine Art Centered around the Local Unique & Alternative Art Community, while featuring National and International Artist of a Unique Caliber.  Atelier: A Creative Workspace for Artists to Share there Art!  Parlour: Organic Ice Cream / Artisan Gelato featuring Unique Flavours not seen at an average parlor.  Independent Apparel Designers Including but not limited to Bohemïa AG.  Contact : Paul Agnirucklov   BohemiaAG@gmail.com     561.302.5568

 

 

CENTER for CREATIVE EDUCATION

425 24th Street    W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Creative approaches are infused into classroom curriculum and after school settings, to enhance the teaching of traditional academic subjects – improving each child’s learning potential and academic performance, increasing overall enthusiasm about school and shaping more productive, responsible community members that exercise creative problem solving throughout life. Transformation of communities, institutions and educators is at the heart of CCE as it strives for authentic, sustainable, systemic change.  Contact:  Robert L Hamon, CEO bobh@cceflorida.org     561.805.9927 ext. 12

C-KEYS

523 Northwood Rd.   W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

The C-KEYS Philosophy Music . One word that means so much to many. The founder of CKEYS knows the strength and power of music: not only its ability to attract and bring together the masses, but most importantly sooth the soul. CKEYS was founded on the principal of creating, producing, promoting, and making music that affects the world. Reinforcing the core mentality of the production of only the highest quality music, CKEYS main focus is simply that the production of music. Working with the people and giving back to the world is the main goal of the company. Love and passion for music founded this company, but its astounding effect on the masses fuels it to keep going.  Contact: Cole Rippe  Cole.rippe@me.com    305.303.8978

GALLERY 418

418 Northwood Rd.  W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Contact: Jeffrey Thompson   northwoodantiques@hotmail.com  561.833.1019

HAROLDS’S COFFEE LOUNGE ART

509 Northwood Rd.   W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Imagine yourself in a comfortable nook, surfing the web (Free WiFi), holding a business meeting, hanging out with friends, listening to great music (sometimes LIVE), admiring local art, catching some rays on our patio, participating in open mic night, hearing a poetry reading, enjoying a quick cup of joe before or after work and you will understand the draw and excitement of HAROLD’S A COFFEE LOUNGE.

Please stop by soon! Harold’s is open 7 days a week. Serving the finest coffees, teas, and pastries in South Florida. We are not exaggerating… our coffee is incredible and our vibe is unlike any other coffee spot you have seen…It’s not your Corporate Cup of Joe! {best beans in the universe}   Contact: Keith Palagye   Haroldscoffee@gmail.com   561.833.6366

HENNEVELT’S GALLERY ON THE GO

Eclectic Art Gallery Local & International Artists

Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts On The Go is a Pop-up Art Gallery and Gift Shop originally opened its brick and mortar doors on Northwood Rd. June 1, 2011 with a hand full of local artist and has now grown to featuring more than 25 local, national & international artists. You will find Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts on the Go to be a breath of fresh air to the traditional galleries. As of Jan. 1, 2015 in closing our brick and mortar store front we have opened a new door in the art world as a Gallery on the Go! A Pop-Up Gallery bringing art to art lovers alike. As we offer a selection of eclectic & colorful one of a kind works of art the exhibit will be a mobile and ever changing experience. For detail on our next Pop-Up Gallery check out our website www.hennevelts.com  Contact: Freddy & Nickie Hennevelt  henneveltsgallery@att.net     561.506.4108

 

 

NORTHWOOD GLASS ART & GIFTS

524 Northwood Rd.       W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Retail, Classes in fused and mosaic glass.  Contact: Karen Campbell  kscamp3605@aol.com  561.302.5568

THE HAROOKI GALLERY

508 B Northwood Rd.   W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Eclectic Photo, Art Vintage, Modern Furniture, Groovy Prints, Architectural Abstracts, Driftwood Furniture & Pieces.  Contact: Brian Lee  brl@harooki.com  561.843.4109

NORTHWOOD VILLAGE MURAL PROJECT

We are proud to announce the start of the Northwood Village Mural Project creating the village with beautiful murals. They are looking for local businesses to also help by sponsoring murals, donating exterior wall space, and funding. The community can also help with fundraising and support.  Initially there will be 4-5 murals painted on buildings located on Northwood Road, Spruce Avenue and 25th Street. The goal is to beautify and bring more vitality to the neighborhood. Each mural will be painted by a different artist.  Artist List:  Craig McInnis @ 2417 Spruce Ave  Eduardo Mendieta @ 441 25th Street   Amanda Valdes

Contact OSGS for more information about the newest Mural CALL FOR ARTISTS!

 

Explore an artistic side of Historic Northwood Village Arts District by taking a historic guided gallery walking tour. (The tour is a one & half hour guided walking tour of West Palm Beach’s Historic Northwood Village Arts District that normally occurs only on the second Saturday of each month). 

 

 

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Tours will begin at the corner of Spruce and Northwood Road at the VIP / Information Tent.  So Sign up Early as Space is limited to 16 people per tour.   Sign up our website: www.northwoodartwalk.com

 

Our tour guides will start with a short intro on the history of Northwood Village and will then take you into the heart of what has quickly become a vibrant arts district offering an eclectic mix of gallery spaces, boutique shops and favorite local restaurants.  The tour focuses on the exhibited art within a number of the galleries found throughout Historic Northwood Village. The art includes a generous mix of local, national, and international artist, both emerging and established. Meet and greet art, live demonstrations, lectures and more.

 

The Historic Northwood Village Arts District continues the day with Art Walks throughout the day and into the evening which are free VIP guided Art and Gallery tours hosted by the collective ArtX galleries. Celebrate with the award winning restaurants of Northwood Village as they tantalize your taste buds with the “Art of Eating”. 

 

 

Free transportation with trolleys looping the West Palm Beach Art Sunday will travel from White Space Gallery at 2805 N. Australian Ave, to the Historic Northwood Village Arts District located just two miles north of downtown West Palm Beach, West of North Dixie Hwy. in between Northwood Rd. And 25th St, and to Continuum Gallery at 501 Fern Street.  There is also *Free parking all day on Sundays in West Palm Beach*.

 

 

We suggest dining out while you are in Northwood Village. Tantalize your taste buds with the “Art of Eating” Northwood Village style. From breakfast to lunch to dinner you will enjoy dining at its best!  Make your restaurants reservations and join the guided tour today!

 List of Northwood restaurants can be found at:  www.northwoodartwalk.com

Also visit Northwood Art Walk on:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtXArtWalk
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArtXArtWalk

Lake Worth District

Noon – 7 pm

 

Visit the Urban Arts Lofts and Downtown Galleries 
located at Lucerne Avenue and F Street in Lake Worth, FL.  (see listing under Friday, January 23).  Artists and the Lofts invite you to come and experience a day of Art Loft living
.  The walk will include live art demonstrations, assemblage of sculpture, musical and dance performances, ceramic creations, handmade drums and custom built furniture.

 LULA check out www.lakewortharts.com or call 561.493.2550

 

 West Palm Beach Art District

 

CONTINUUM WPB

Noon – 6:00 pm

501 Fern Street   Suite 103
    W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

Collaboration with Whitespace and Northwood to host a food and art tour of our three locations. Trolley service will be provided, with stops including Clematis Street.

Arts, a large pop-up exhibition/performance space located at 501 Fern Street in historic downtown West Palm Beach, just a few blocks from ArtPalmBeach at the Convention Center. The event will be brimming with artworks by some of South Florida’s most exciting artists, along with an array of performances and events that will showcase a wide variety of exceptional local talent.  For more information call:
Trina Slade-Burks  ATB Fine Artists & Designers, LLC
561.714.6674  continuum@atbfineartists.com  http://continuumwpb.blogspot.com/
 

 

Paul Fisher Gallery
218 Clematis  Street   W. Palm Beach, FL
PaulFisher.com

 

CRASH!  has been part of numerous museum and gallery shows around the world focusing on Graffiti and Street Art, and has works in many permanent museum collections. Visually iconic, he has partnered with many companies for projects including Absolut Vodka, Fender Guitars, SoBella Handbags, Levi’s, and most recently, Tumi luggage and Morphik.

 

UBER

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Arrive in Style with Uber!

 

We’re thrilled to partner with Uber to provide new Uber users a free ride (up to $20) to or from Art Synergy!

How does it work? Using Uber’s free iPhone/Android/Windows app, you can request a pickup and a car driven by a personal driver will show up in minutes. Your credit card is billed directly for your trip and there’s no need to tip, so you won’t need to carry cash. You can even see the car coming towards you on a map!

Follow these simple steps to get $20 off your ride:

1) Download the free Uber iPhone/Android/Windows app (or sign up at www.uber.com/go/ARTSYNERGY)

2) Enter your information in the Uber app and promo code “ARTSYNERGY” when you sign up.

3) Request a ride 5 – 15 minutes before you need one. $20 will be applied towards your first ride on uberX, uberXL, or uberSELECT (not valid on uberTAXI, expires 2/28/15).

Questions? Check out uber.com/miami   or   supportmiami@uber.com.

 

 CONTINUUM CONTINUES……

 510 Fern Street  W.Palm Beach, FL  33401

 

 

West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District presents CONTINUUM WPB Arts in partnership with ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy, produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC. CONTINUUM WPB Arts is a pop-up exhibition and performance space located at 501 Fern Street in historic downtown West Palm Beach, just a few blocks from ArtPalmBeach at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The event will be brimming with artwork by some of South Florida’s most exciting artists, along with an array of performances and events showcase on a wide variety of exceptional local talent. For more information contact:Trina Slade-Burks ATB Fine Artists & Designers, LLC  at  561-714-6674 continuum@atbfineartists.com http://continuumwpb.blogspot.com/

 

 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

6:00p.m.-10:00pm.

Fashion Show by Fashion Week West Palm Beach Inc.  Music by DJ Thought of Smooth Bounce Entertainment

 

Friday, January 30, 2015

Noon -11:00 p.m.

KeyFrame Motion

The one day festival showcases a year-long, regionally focused program of events focusing on motion design and interactivity. KeyFrame Motion will present motion graphics work created by talented artists locally and abroad.  Contest and all day workshops. Produced by Grapeseekers. For more information about KeyFrame Motion call 561-603-9647 or email info@keyframemotion.com.

 

Saturday, January 31, 2015

11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Brunch and Lecture.  Discussion panel with art professionals who service the art community.

 

Friday, February 6, 2015

5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Body Painting Contest  and Music by DJ Cole of C-Keys

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Noon – 9:00 p.m.

Closing reception. Artists’ marketplace displaying moderately priced items by CONTINUUM’s Exhibiting artists.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ARTSYNERGY 2015 please visit: artsynergypbc.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

David McEwen Offering Classes, Workshops and Demos

Delightful David McEwen is back in town!  He is offering a number of classes, workshops and demos while he and Sally are in Florida for a few months.  David’s teaching style is infectious – humor, wit and artistic technique all in one!  Sign up now because David’s classes are quite popular! The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details in this article.

 

 

 

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Sally and David McEwen

Sally and David McEwen

 

Classes for All Levels at the home of Jean Hutchinson, 811 NW3rd Ave, Delray Beach
 
Thursday 23rd January 10am – 1pm
Wednesday 5th February 10am – 1pm
Friday 7th February 10am – 1pm
Thursday 20th Febuary 10am- 1pm
 
Phone Jean on 561-278-4479 to book your place
"Dry Dock"

“Dry Dock”

FREE demonstration workshop in drawing methods
Easel Art Supply Palm Beach – Friday 24th January 2pm – 5pm
810 Park Ave, Lake Park  
Phone Alexis on 561-844-3111 to book your place 
"January Expedition"

“January Expedition”

FREE demonstration in Watercolor Pencils
Hand’s Office and Art Supply    Saturday, January 25th  
325 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach FL
561-276-4194   or  www.HandsDelray.com
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Workshop on drawing “From 1st Sketch to Finished Work”
Easel Art Supply Palm Beach –  810 Park Ave, Lake Park  

Saturday 1st February and Saturday 22nd February – 9.30am to 12.30pm

Phone Alexis on 561-844-3111 to book your place

 

 

 

"Daughter and Grandson in the Shadows" by David McEwen

Daughter and Grandson in the Shadows” by David McEwen

 

When David and Sally moved to Southern France, they  set up a Painting Holiday Centre. David tells The Rickie Report that since then, “we’ve met people who have arranged painting and teaching trips to The Falkland Islands, teaching and exhibiting trips to San Diego and Delray Beach, painting trips to Venice, Barcelona, Jerez, Paris and, well………. basically, all over Europe.  So apart from saying I love Sal to bits; am seriously proud of my grandchildren, I think that painting is the best job in the world…”.


In 2012 David was elected to be an Associate Member of The Society of Equestrian Painters. He is represented by Jaynie Spector of The Dog and Horse Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina and by Dan and Carol Lynne at Forms, Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida. His work has been included in several magazines and The International Artist named him as a “master painter of the world”. 

 

For more information:  http://www.paintfrance.com/   or email Sally McEwen at sally.mcewen@wanadoo.fr  

 

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

Hands’ Open House Features Eydi Lampasona Demo and a Full Day of Activities

Don’t miss Hand’s Annual Art Open House on January 25th!  This space with art materials is a perfect place to learn and network.  Tristina Dietz-Elmes brings an exciting treasure trove of using mixed media techniques.  David McEwen will teach  strategies using watercolor pencils – and anyone who knows David’s sense of humor, is in for a fun time!  Paul Seaman offers an interactive demo with palette knife, bringing paint and texture to your creations.  As Hand’s celebrates its 80th Anniversary, children are invited to paint on the “Autism Speaks” mural – plus they can enter their own canvas board painting to win fun prizes!  This is FREE!!

Guest Artist: Eydi Lampasona will demo and lecture on “THE GOLDEN “A TO Z” OF ACRYLICS at 10:00 am.  Register with Hand’s.   The Rickie Report shares the details, including how the day’s events will benefit “Autism Speaks” in this article.

 

 

 

 

"Hands Art Supplies" by Jessie O'Neil

 

Hand’s Office and Art Supply

 

Welcomes You to Their Open House!

 

JANUARY 25th 2014

 

10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

 

Hand’s Office & Art Supply

325 East Atlantic Avenue

(561) 276-4194

www.HandsDelray.com

 

 

FREE ART DEMONSTRATION

HAND’S OFFICE & ART SUPPLY

January 25, 2014

10:00am

Guest Artist: Eydi Lampasona

 

THE GOLDEN “A TO Z” OF ACRYLICS

Innovation and new technology are changing the options for ACRYLIC ART EXPLORATION!!!

 

 

This lecture packs in a ton of valuable information about acrylics, guiding listeners through the basics while opening up new possibilities. Gain information about mineral and modern pigments and how this relates to clean color mixing, glazing and the creation of fabulous new colors. Learn the unique properties of Fluids, Heavy Body and the Open acrylics. Discover Interference and Iridescent paints for unusual effects. Get a grip on the many gels and mediums and how they can change texture, saturation and intensity of color, used for sculptural effects and more. Check out the amazing new grounds to prepare truly contemporary surfaces for painting, drawing, pastel, digital printing and mixed media. Discover how acrylics can simulate oil and watercolor, even gouache, yet are infinitely more versatile.

 

Each lecture includes an array of examples of these materials put to use. Attendees leave the lecture enthusiastic to explore the extensive potential of acrylic painting!

 

LECTURE/DEMONSTRATION IS FREE

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

SEATING IS LIMITED

REGISTER AT HAND’S

 

 

 

 

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  2014  Highlights:

Come watch, learn and laugh with:

 

DAVID McEWEN, will demonstrate his talent and techniques using watercolor pencils and water soluble graphite. davidmcewen-portraitart.com

 

PAUL SEAMAN, will be leading an interactive demonstration of palette knife painting using heavy bodied acrylic paints.    Paulseamanart.com

 

TRISTINA DIETZ-ELMES, will be demonstrating mixed-media techniques using R and F Oil Pigment Sticks, handmade papers, cold wax medium, gold leaf and more. Tricks for fun, fearless, and low/no solvent oil painting.    Multimediamavenart.com

  

 

Hand’s Art and Office Supply is having its annual Open House!   Hand’s is more than an art supply store, as they also have a wonderful selection of greeting cards, locally made gift items, office furniture, supplies and so much more!  The Rickie Report suggests you take a virtual tour on their website!

 

Hand’s has been providing a wide variety of quality and hard to find Art Supplies to South Florida and Nationally recognized artists for many decades. “We pride ourselves on being able to research and locate almost any kind of special request. Our knowledgeable staff is always available to help you navigate through our rich inventory of related products. We also offer numerous Art related classes, specialized training and technique seminars”. Please check the Events Calendar for more information on upcoming pre-scheduled classes and training. Discounts on volume orders are available. Local delivery can be scheduled Monday thru Friday, from 9 am to 4 pm .

 

Call 561.276.4194 for more information.  

 

For more information about Autism Speaks please visit:  www.autismspeaks.org

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

Hand’s 80th Anniversary Open House: Free Demos and Kids Activities

Hand’s Annual Art Open House is January 25th and you won’t want to miss the headliners: Tristina Dietz-Elmes (mixed media techniques), David McEwen (watercolor pencils) and Paul Seaman (interactive demo with palette knife)!  As Hand’s celebrates its 80th Anniversary, children are invited to paint on the “Autism Speaks” mural – plus they can enter their own canvas board painting to win fun prizes!  This is FREE but you MUST make a RESERVATION!  The Rickie Report shares the details, including how this will benefit “Autism Speaks” in this article.

 

 

 

"Hands Art Supplies" by Jessie O'Neil

 

 

Hand’s Office and Art Supply

Welcomes You to Their Open House!

JANUARY 25th 2014

10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Hand’s Office & Art Supply

325 East Atlantic Avenue

(561) 276-4194

www.HandsDelray.com

Reservations are REQUIRED

 

ARTISTS FOR AUTISM PDF-1

  2014  Highlights:

 

Come watch, learn and laugh with:

 

DAVID McEWEN, will demonstrate his talent and techniques using watercolor pencils and water soluble graphite. davidmcewen-portraitart.com

 

PAUL SEAMAN, will be leading an interactive demonstration of palette knife painting using heavy bodied acrylic paints.    Paulseamanart.com

 

TRISTINA DIETZ-ELMES, will be demonstrating mixed-media techniques using R and F Oil Pigment Sticks, handmade papers, cold wax medium, gold leaf and more. Tricks for fun, fearless, and low/no solvent oil painting.    Multimediamavenart.com

  

 

Hand’s Art and Office Supply is having its annual Open House!   Hand’s is more than an art supply store, as they also have a wonderful selection of greeting cards, locally made gift items, office furniture, supplies and so much more!  The Rickie Report suggests you take a virtual tour on their website!

 

Hand’s has been providing a wide variety of quality and hard to find Art Supplies to South Florida and Nationally recognized artists for many decades. “We pride ourselves on being able to research and locate almost any kind of special request. Our knowledgeable staff is always available to help you navigate through our rich inventory of related products. We also offer numerous Art related classes, specialized training and technique seminars”. Please check the Events Calendar for more information on upcoming pre-scheduled classes and training. Discounts on volume orders are available. Local delivery can be scheduled Monday thru Friday, from 9 am to 4 pm .

 

Call 561.276.4194 for more information and to RESERVE your SPACE for the FREE  DEMONSTRATIONS.  

 

For more information about Autism Speaks please visit:  www.autismspeaks.org

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

A Closer Look at David McEwen’s Art and Philosophy

Almost forty people sat quietly as they watched David McEwen create a life-like pastel portrait in two hours.  The Rickie Report has written about David’s artistry and you are now invited to his final 2013 Florida Demonstration which will take place in Lake Park.  In this article, we will share his humor, his philosophy and our experience of his demonstration at Hands Artist Supply in Delray Beach.

Easel Arts Presents

 

David McEwen: Demonstration of Pastels

 

Saturday  February 23rd

11:00 – 1:00

 Special Prize Drawing and Discounts for Those Attending

RSVP   561-844-3111 or easelartspb@yahoo.com

Easel Art Supply Center is located at 810 Park Avenue  Lake Park, FL 33403

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We sat amid over 40 people watching as David McEwen took us from photograph to an almost complete portrait in two hours.  David’s focus was Irene Sedler, a woman of over 100 years old who died recently in 2012.    David chose Irene because she was an unusual woman.  During WWII, she hid children from the Nazis and kept their family’s information in jars buried in her yard.  Her hope was to reunite the children with their parents after the Nazis left, but the parents never returned.  He says, ” I enjoy drawing older people because they have character.”  The room is quiet as he takes pastels and puts them to paper.

McEwen always begins with a pencil drawing and strongly suggests that artists practice drawing at least 10 minutes a day, using inexpensive pencils and paper.  He relates that he believes the most important word is “practice”.  Throughout this demonstration, David is quick witted and easily relates to the audience.  He is eager to share his philosophies of artistry and life in general and is swift in dispelling many myths about “great artists” or “real artists”.

 

  • Real artists never use photographs (“rubbish”)
  • Ignore it when people say  “Never use black” ( he quotes Manet who referred to Black being “The Queen of Colours” and “Turner who said if I can find something blacker than black I’ll use it”  ( Turner used bitumen in some of his paintings ). 
  • Norman Rockwell was just an illustrator ( He is the most underrated portrait artist by far)

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After McEwen’s photos are processed, he uses a computer generated digital projector to give him a more realistic 3D view of the photograph (He knows some will say it is a “cheating machine”).  He expounds about the need to train yourself for better accuracy.  He claims that after so much practice, your eye will automatically see in this manner without the need of the projector.  He also uses an illuminated magnifying glass and daylight corrected light bulbs.

  • There are no rules about anything!
  • If it works, do it!
  • If it doesn’t work, find another way to do it!

 

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Sometimes David will begin with the background and other times, the main features of the person.  As the painting progresses the woman truly emerges under his fingers and through the paper.

 

  • Some people say they have a hard time drawing hands.  Everything begins with geometric shapes. Make the shapes and the hands will develop.
  • Practice!

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Interestingly, David does not always have confidence that a piece will turn out right.  He often works on 5-10 paintings at any one time.  They are each in his studio hanging or on easels, so he sees them all, as he is working on another piece at the moment.  He’ll get a flash of an idea or inspiration about one of the others and move to that one.

 

  • How do you know when to stop working on a piece?
  • When you get tired
  • When you get bored
  • When you can’t do it YET!

 

He implores the audience to, ” experiment with color and keep notes as you experiment.  Make your own color wheel; try different primaries…the color green is the most confusing and confounding of shades…write everything down so you can replicate what you like.”

 

All of this preparation is necessary to make a good painting, according to McEwen.  He uses expensive brushes because they last longer and he believes have better quality (Daler Rowney).  He has used Derwent pencils all of his life and relates his partiality to his having visited the factory in the UK as a child.  David thins his pastels with water and uses his fingers (preferably with thin gloves due to his allergy to the medium, though he forgot to use them today). To thin wax, he uses white spirits rather than turpentine because it has no odor.   David prefers Mi-Teintes papers by Canson and eschews using charcoal.

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The artist exclaims, “The woman is starting to arrive out of the paper!”  And indeed, she is!

 

An audience member asks, “What is good art?”  David tells us, ” Bad art is everywhere.  Bad music comes and goes.  Same with bad poetry. Bad books usually don’t get published….Good art is what you like!  If the story and the painting move you, buy it!”   He tells the story about the cave dweller who drew the second cave painting and was taunted for producing a “derivative”.

 

  • There is nothing wrong with being a derivative!
  • You can teach anyone the techniques of applying color, but to really make art come alive, it has to be in your heart.  David believes in “genetic talent”.

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He quotes St. Francis of Assisi: “He who works with his hands is a laborer.  He who works with his head is a craftsman.  He who works with his heart is an artist.”  McEwen, who likes more detail, tends to stay with realism.  He shares,” I don’t feel I am painting. I feel like I am celebrating the thing itself.”

 

  • We are filled with doubt
  • We are filled with fear
  • We compare ourselves to others

He quotes Robert Hughes, ” ‘The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize’.  We must overcome these fears and doubts and follow our hearts to make good art.”  And that is exactly what David McEwen is doing.    


In 2012 David was elected to be an Associate Member of The Society of Equestrian Painters. He is represented by Jaynie Spector of The Dog and Horse Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina and by Dan and Carol Lynne at Forms, Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida.His work has been included in several magazines and The International Artist named him as a “master painter of the world”.  In 2003 he was a runner-up in S.A.A.’s “Painter of the Year”.

Previously completed portrait of same woman

Previously completed portrait of same woman

For more information:  http://www.paintfrance.com/   or email Sally Mcewen at sally.mcewen@wanadoo.fr  Forms Gallery is located at 415 E. Atlantic Avenue  Delray Beach, Florida.  The gallery is open 7 days a week.  Give yourself a treat and discover more of David McEwen’s work as well as the exciting cultures of the contemporary Southwest as expressed by the best of today’s artists. For more information call Forms toll free at (888) 274-3676 or (561) 274-FORM or www.formsgallery.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

From France to Florida, David McEwen Offers Classes

When we first walked into Forms Gallery on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, The Rickie Report was mesmerized by the paintings of David McEwen.  We had missed his short visit to Florida and followed him via email to his home in France.  His blog entries are captivating enough – but now you have the chance to meet him and take a lesson while he is back in our area!

The King, David

The King, David

David shares, “People keep telling me that I paint too many different things, that my work is too eclectic, that I should specialise. Er…….why……? I paint the things that give me a buzz, things that I love, things that I want to CELEBRATE. Each of these works are, in some sense, a speciality…I specialise in Colour and Light.”

Eric Lamaze and Hickstead

Eric Lamaze and Hickstead

Born in England, David first studied Fine Art under Victor Passmore at age 13.  McEwen tells us, “He made me draw for a year and then mix colours and learn my craft for another year. I returned to Art School in the 70’s when Lecturers just didn’t care what you did so that I can honestly claim since my first day there I’m self taught!”

Mia

Mia


There are many influences on his work including other painters whose works he loves, the Masters and Remington.  He has the highest regard for Norman Rockwell. 

Pascal's Breakfast

Pascal’s Breakfast


“There is one painter who influenced my work throughout my life, whose encouragement has helped me more than anybody … my brother, Christopher. He’s a painter with imagination and real talent.”


David’s sense of humor is easy to appreciate and understand, as he tells us how he met Sally: ” For the next twenty years or so I rambled from job to job until, in the early 90’s, I met somebody who found enough in my work to really encourage me to paint, paint and paint some more……and, Dear Reader, she married me.”  We love his blog entries!

Dressage

Dressage


Between 1992 and 1997 David worked on over 700 commissions. In 1993, he “became a full-time painter (not an Artist, they wander, looking pale and interesting, until struck by the ‘ Muse ‘ ) and have only one regret; that I didn’t do it sooner !,” he says.

 

Pointing the Way

Pointing the Way

In 1997 , he and Sally moved to Southern France and set up a Painting Holiday Centre. David tells The Rickie Report that since then, “we’ve met people who have arranged painting and teaching trips to The Falkland Islands, teaching and exhibiting trips to San Diego and Delray Beach, painting trips to Venice, Barcelona, Jerez, Paris and, well………. basically, all over Europe.  So apart from saying I love Sal to bits; am seriously proud of my grandchildren, I think that painting is the best job in the world…”.

Polo

Polo


In 2012 David was elected to be an Associate Member of The Society of Equestrian Painters. He is represented by Jaynie Spector of The Dog and Horse Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina and by Dan and Carol Lynne at Forms, Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida.His work has been included in several magazines and The International Artist named him as a “master painter of the world”.  In 2003 he was a runner-up in S.A.A.’s “Painter of the Year”.

 

David will be giving courses at Jean Hutchisons house in Delray Beach.  Places are limited. 

Thursday 31st Jan and Friday 1st Feb – 10am – 1pm
Thursday 7th and Friday 8th Feb same times
Thursday 14th and Friday 15th Feb same times.

Please call  561. 278. 4479 to inquire about classes and books your space.

David will also be demonstrating pastels at Hands Art Shop, Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach on Wednesday 6th February 1pm to 3pm. 

For more information:  http://www.paintfrance.com/   or email Sally Mcewen at sally.mcewen@wanadoo.fr  Forms Gallery is located at 415 E. Atlantic Avenue  Delray Beach, Florida.  The gallery is open 7 days a week.  Give yourself a treat and discover the exciting cultures of the contemporary Southwest as expressed by the best of today’s artists. For more information call Forms toll free at (888) 274-3676 or (561) 274-FORM or www.formsgallery.com

 

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