Whitespace Features Special Exhibit At ArtPalmBeach 2016 And Annual Brunch

Whitespace, The Mordes Collection, invites you to Col-léct at ArtPalmBeach 2016 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center! Beginning January 20th through January 24th, meet international jewelry artists, Jennifer Merchant (USA), Petra Meiren (Germany) and Annemieke Broenink (Netherlands). In addition, make your reservation for Whitespace’s Annual ArtPalmBeach Brunch which takes place at Whitespace! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. See you there!

 

 

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Art Synergy Announces Participating Artists Of 3rd Annual Palm Beach Art Exhibition at ArtPalmBeach 2016

ART SYNERGY will be host to the 3rd Annual Palm Beach Art Exhibition at ArtPalmBeach from January 20-24th, 2016 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. This exhibit will present a selection of the best contemporary artists’ work to this international stage. The jurors of the this year’s exhibition were Richard Beaulieu, Debby Coles Dobay and Jane Harris.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this exciting exhibition and the participating artists .  ART LOVERS: Tickets are now available to attend ArtPalmBeach!

 

 

 

 

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January 20-24th, 2016

Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Boulevard

West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

 

 

Tickets Now Available:

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“ART SYNERGY will be presenting a selection of the best contemporary artists’ work to this international stage and offer representation, access to collectors, dealers, gallerists, and a dedicated staff,” Rolando Chang Barrero told The Rickie Report.  Curator and co-founder of Art Synergy, Rolando Chang Barrero expressed his gratitude to the jurors of the this year’s exhibition: Richard Beaulieu, Debby Coles Dobay and Jane Harris.

 

Selected Artists Include:

Gary Kroman, John Rachell, Manon Sander, Barry Seidman, Cangshu Gran,
Enid Blechman, Emmanuel Gonzales, Mark Allen, Laura Jacobs, Tony Arruza,
Jerome Glickman, Karen Curtis, Kris Davis, Craig McInnis, Ilene Adams,
Deborah Bigeleisen, Helen Kagan, Sidney Escowitz, Susan Oakes, Erin Fromkes, Carol Erenrich, Leo Arbeznik, Natalya Laskis, Debbie Mostel

 

 

About the Jurors: 

 

 

Richard Beau Lieu, Artist and Art Appraiser

Richard Beau Lieu & Associates Fine Art Appraisers has been serving the fine art appraisal, restoration and collection needs of the community since our inception in 1986. He says, “We are certified and passionate appraisers with the goal of keeping art alive and accessible to the public. Over our nearly 25 years of serving the art community, we’re known for the integrity of our principles and mission. Our certified fine art appraisals are accurate and trustworthy. We strive to meet the aesthetic needs of the public through our art services. We offer consulting, restoration, and memorial commissions, as well as a contemporary fine art gallery, which is full of original, carefully selected artwork by featured artists both local and international”.

 

 

Debby Coles Dobay, Artist, Public Art administrator

 

 

Debby Coles Dobay manages the City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places Program. In this position she serves as liaison to the Arts Commission, City and Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) staff, developers, planners architects, artists, design professionals and the general public. Since August 2007, Debby has facilitated nine development and eleven City/CRA projects, the annual Avenue of the Arts program which features art works that are on loan to the many of which are purchased for permanent placement in the City. She also coordinates a series of rotating exhibits in City facilities and developed the Swing Space program which places artwork on exhibit in vacant store fronts of shopping plazas. She took a leadership role in the Arts Commission’s visioning plan that includes the 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium. She is currently assisting artists in developing an industrial area Arts District the first of its kind in Palm Beach County and the commissioning of public art to attract visitors and businesses to the Civic/Cultural area of Boynton Beach. Debby is actively involved in the City’s rebranding initiative and the nation’s first of two City Green Building Programs.

 

 

Jane Harris, Artist and Gallerist

 

Jane Harris is a visual artist and founder of Harris Art Gallery with over 30 years of experience working in Miami, Florida. HARRISART is a warehouse-style gallery and working studio of Jane Harris. Centrally located in the heart of Miami’s Bird Road Art District. HARRISART often presents guests artists as well as special programs and interactive projects. Jane Harris was an original member of the South Florida Art Center in South Beach, later relocating her studio to the burgeoning arts enclave, the Bird Road Art District.

 

 

 

About Art Synergy

 

 

ART SYNERGY is a county-wide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of our vibrant arts community. In early 2013 Rolando Barrero, Craig McInnis and Freddy Hennevelt (local artists and activists themselves) created a THINK TANK at the urging of Frank Basta Jr., a nationally known artist/activist. Dedicated to finding solutions instead of dwelling on problems, the THINK TANK was a forum for local artists of all kinds to come together and discuss ideas to help the local scene grow.
Palm Beach: ART WEEK and Art Synergy’s Annual Palm Beach Art Exhibition at Art Palm Beach, both produced by Art Synergy in collaboration ArtPalmBeach have become the highest regarded showcases of local art. Palm Beach: ART WEEK 2016 (calendar of events) is a program of events surrounding ArtPalmBeach – considered one of the most influential contemporary art fairs on Florida’s Gold Coast by both critics and art enthusiasts, with over 80 international galleries exhibiting contemporary and emerging artists.

 

About ArtPalmBeach

 

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 19th 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, as well as functional and innovative design. Video, new technologies, performance art, art installations have become a unique feature offering collectors exposure to today’s emerging art trends.

 

For more information about Art Synergy:

http://artsynergypbc.blogspot.com/2015/12/ArtSynergy2016Artists.html

Rolando Chang Barrero
Art Synergy PBC
Email: artsynergypbc@gmail.com
Web: www.artsynergypbc.com
Blog: http://artsynergypbc.blogspot.com/

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Explore, Enjoy, Chat And Peruse At Whitespace Collection Before Season Closing!

Elayne Mordes of Whitespace Collection has brought contemporary art in Palm Beach County to new heights this season!  In the midst of mourning her beloved soul mate, Marvin Mordes, Elayne has given us the remarkable “Pushing Boundaries” exhibit celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall; new art accessories for the body and home in Col-léct; Karla Walter’s “Crow Installation”, a new collectable poster by Max Toth, insightful  art and interviews with returning Veterans by Dr. Wilma Bulkin Seigel and so much more.  The Rickie Report shares the details of Whitespace’s CLOSING WEEK.  Stop by and get engaged with art!  This is a perfect place to bring children with you and start talking about what art is all around them.We look forward to next season already!

 

 

 

 

Whitespace Collection

 

Join us
Saturday and Sunday, March 21 – 22 from 11-4pm
for our season

CLOSING WEEKEND

As a special “Thank You” to our friends and patrons
20% discount in our Collect and Museum Shop!

no reservation required
a donation of $10 is requested

2805 N. Australian Avenue W.Palm Beach, FL 33407

561.842.4131

 

 

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Partial proceeds benefitting the arts and art education in Palm Beach County through Community Foundation – the Mordes Family Fund

Whitespace is a private exhibition space and receives no state or local funding.

For more information about Whitespace Collection please contact:

Elayne Mordes, ASID AAA

Whitespace Art Adventures

2805 N. Australian Avenue West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
T:561.842.4131 F:561.842.4132 E: 2805@mordes.net
www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

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Whitespace Comes to Art Wynwood-Miami With Special Collections

Whitespace Collection will be at Art Wynwood-Miami!  Elayne Mordes brings her unique “Co-léct” fashion statements, so you can meet the artists and shop at this most exciting exhibition.  The Rickie Report can tell you first-hand that the contemporary jewelry will have you adding to YOUR collection…and if you haven’t started one yet, this is the place to begin!  Stop by Booth P3.

 

 

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February 12 – 16, 2015

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Debbie Mostel In Multiple Exhibits Locally With A Global Reach

Fashion jewelry designer Debbie Lee Mostel is back with “Pearls of Wisdom” and the “Liberty Line”.  She most recently had a productive journey through the art world creating large scale, award-winning paintings, sculptures, and contemporary fine art.  Assemblage artist, Debbie Lee Ridge comes full circle back into jewelry design with a force and a new brand presence: Debbie Lee Mostel. Her comeback lines, “Pearls of Wisdom” and “Liberty Line”, heralds the Strength of Women and is the conceptual soul of Debbie Lee Mostel’s bold new work.  The Rickie Report shares some of Debbie’s new designs and where her creations can be found.  In addition, Debbie’s Kinetic Sculptures will be showing!  Don’t miss her take on “global issues”.

 

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“Pearls of Wisdom”    “Liberty Line”

 

Global Kinetic Sculptures

 

 

 

 

JEWELRY EVENT

Friday, December 19  11 am – 7pm

 

Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art

 711 Lucerne Avenue       Lake Worth, Florida 33460

786-521-1199

Fridays through Wednesdays 11a.m.-7 p.m.   Closed on Thursdays

GLOBAL KINETIC SCULPTURE

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Opening Reception:  December 19th

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 

Free and Open to the Public

"Techno Lazer Cufff" by Debbie Mostel

“Techno Lazer Cufff” by Debbie Mostel

 

 

Courage and confidence, striking design and simplicity of materials give Debbie Mostel’s jewelry an eternal quality she has long been noted for. Silver and gold, glass rods and globes and yes, intricate pieces from computer parts create sensual, organic, statement-making pop-art jewelry designed with the future in mind.

 

 

Debbie Mostel's Cuffs

Debbie Mostel’s Cuffs

 

Debbie Lee Mostel, BFA California College of the Arts and Pratt Institute in New York, was trained by master goldsmith, Ellen Broker, and master silversmith, Hans Christensen, of Copenhagen, Denmark. Early in her career, after a stint with Tiffany’s, Mostel formed her own company. Her work in the wholesale jewelry business brought her acclaim when her designs were carried by Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Henri Bendel and Saks Fifth Ave.  Debbie’s jewelry was also seen in Richard Avedon’s fashion photographs.

 

 

Globe and "Liberty Line" earrings by Debbie Mostel

Globe and “Liberty Line” earrings by Debbie Mostel

 

 

Featured in dozens of magazines, Mostel’s work has depth and credibility. Her jewelry was photographed on top models such as Becky Johnson and has graced the cover of Vogue,Glamour, Bazzar, and the inside pages of the New Yorker Magazine, LA Magazine, the New York Times, Women’s Wear Daily, just to name a few.

 

Lu Ann Deliece Wearing a Debbie Mostel Cuff

Housewife of New York actress, Lu Ann Deliece Wearing a Debbie Mostel Cuff

Debbie Mostel bracelet worn by Remona Singer at the Mellinium Magazine Lounge

Debbie Mostel Bracelet worn by Remona Singer at the Mellinium Magazine Lounge

Woopie GOldberg wears Debbie Mostel cuff at Zang Toi Fashion Event

Whoopi Goldberg wears a Debbie Mostel Cuff at Zang Toi Fashion Event

 

 

Mostel’s work has been compared with illustrious designer Robert Lee Morris who came up during the same era as Mostel. Both designers have been influenced by the forms they find in nature and their interest in sculpting. Both love the feel and look of silver and perhaps one difference may be in the stunning simplicity of Mostel’s designs.

 

 

"Joyful Universe" by Debbie Mostel

“Joyful Universe” by Debbie Mostel

 

“Joyful Universe” will be on display at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County from Dec 16th–Feb 10th.  Debbie tells The Rickie Report, ” Upon creating this piece what occurs to me most profoundly is the beautiful planet we live on. Even with its changing political boundaries, ecological uncertainty, and polluted waterways our planet is a miracle in our Universe. I am A Science based thinker/Designer/artist who sees the blessings and wonders in every drop of water and behind every blade of grass. I don’t mean to get too sappy, but I do feel passionately connected to our Earth. Sadly, too many humans today are just out of touch with their home​.”

 

To see a video of Debbie’s “Lizard Globe” Click here.  The piece is exhibited at Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art.

 

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"Lizard Globe" by Debbie Mostel

“Lizard Globe” by Debbie Mostel

 

 

Mostel’s national recognition is underscored by artist and writer, Bruce Helander who has supported her rise up the ladder. “Mostel takes the viewer on an anything goes journey” says Helander of her work. The Norton Museum of Art has featured Debbie Lee in their Art after Dark series. She is a member of the Artists of Palm Beach County, National Association of Women Artists (NAWA),Boca Museum’s Artist Guild, Lighthouse ArtCenter and Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

 

 

"Mother of Exiles" by Debbie Mostel Currently on Exhibit at the Boca Museum Artist Guild Gallery in Delray Beach,FL

“Mother of Exiles” by Debbie Mostel Currently on Exhibit at the Boca Museum Artist Guild Gallery in Delray Beach,FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

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To see another Kinetic Sculpture by Debbie Please Click Here:

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Debbie’s “Globe Art” will be highlighted at the upcoming International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium in Boynton Beach from February 6-8.

For more information on the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, call (561) 742-6026, email ColesDobayd@bbfl.us or visit www.IntlKineticArtEvent.org.

 

 

 

JURIED SHOWS & AWARDS

 

Present Global Art Gallery, W.P.B.- SOLO Show- (2010)
Lighthouse ArtCenter -Landscape Show -Best in Show (2011)
Norton Museum of Art-Art after Dark-guest artist-Demo (2011)
Lighthouse ArtCenter -Contempo Show-Best in Show (2012)
City of Palm Beach Gardens -SOLO Show- (2013)
Activist Artista Gallery -Symbolism-(2012)
Red Dot Fair-Miami (2012)
S.E.Fine Arts Exibit-N.W. FL.State College, Niceville (2012)
Linus Gallery-Fantasy-Pasadena CA. (2012)
Artists of Palm Beach County – 5 shows and continuing
Rossetti Gallery -Summer Heat IV- Second Place (2013)
Palm Beach Fine Craft Show -West Palm Beach,FL.(2013)
East End Arts -“H20” -Riverhead, New York (2013)
Riverside Arts Center -“Map-it”-, Ysplianti, MI.(2013)
Lighthouse ArtCenter- “Mother Ocean”-, Tequesta, Fl.(2013)
NAWA(National Association of Women Artists) “Women of NAWA Exposed” & “Introspections”(2013), Truth and Beauty (2012)more….
Rosetti Gallery- “Heat IV”- Wilton Manor, Fl -2nd Place (2013)
Kimble Art Center “Nature Underwater” Hobe Sound, Fl(2013)
Barrett Jackson Car Show -West Palm Beach (2013)
Lighthouse ArtCenter-D’Art for Art -Best In Show (2013)
Bruce Helander’s Spotlight on Talent-Lighthouse ArtCenter – Mr. Helander said “ Debbie you stole the show but because of conflict of interest (he was the curator at my representing gallery, Arthouse 429) I could not give you an award.” (2013)
Arthouse 429 Fall Show- (2013)
Art Loft- West Palm-Memories of Home- First Place- (2014)                                             Artigras-Jupiter FL(2013)                                                                                                                Lighthouse ArtCenter-Art of Association-First Place-2014                                                            The Artist Guild (Boca Museum)-Honorable Mention -2014                                                 Mandel JCC- Palm Beach Gardens, FL SOLO show -Liberty -Oct 2014                                  Cultural Council of Palm Beach County-Lake Worth,FL -Kinetic Art-Dec 2014 International Kinetic Art Show -Boynton Beach, FL -2015

 

For more information please visit:
www.debbieleemostel.com

or  debbiemostel@gmail.com

or call Debbie Lee Mostel  561-779-0030

 

 

 

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Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery Opens: Offering Fine Art, Craft, Wearable Art

Rolando Chang Barrero, recipient of a Congressional Letter of Commendation in 2014, for his tireless work on behalf of education and the arts, is opening a new gallery space in Lake Worth.  Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery will be overseen by the artist himself and Mila Troytsky of ArtDom. Visitors will see an eclectic mix of wall art, static sculpture, wearable art, eco-political art, plein air paintings, handmade glass, the written word, kinetic sculpture and fine art photography.  The Grand Opening takes place on Friday, November 21st at 7pm.  An RSVP for this FREE event is necessary. The Rickie Report shares the details and an overview of the opening artists.

 

 

 

 

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Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery

Opening Reception

 

Friday, November 21st

 

7pm

 

 

Please RSVP for the opening :

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/grand-opening-of-rolando-chang-barrero-fine-art-tickets-13712950805

 

711 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, Florida 33460

786-521-1199

 

Gallery Hours:

11 am to 7 pm  Closed on Thursdays

 

 

 

Rolando Chang Barrero (Photo by Joseph Reilly)

Rolando Chang Barrero (Photo by Joseph Reilly)

 

Rolando Chang Barrero, was born in Coconut Grove, FL and currently resides in West Palm Beach, FL.  After receiving a BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Rolando became an artist and art activist. Pulling together artists from various media and spectrums of life, his own artwork often took a back seat. His famous Art Walks established the Boynton Beach Arts District as the place to be seen.  He assures The Rickie Report that those will continue on a monthly basis, even as he puts his energies into this new gallery in Lake Worth.  His studio remains at 410 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, FL.  In addition, he and Craig McInnis are organizing Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach ART WEEK for January, 2015. 

 

 

 

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Eleazar Delgado

 

A Partial List of Artists at press time includes:

 

Aidana Baldassarre,  Carlos Alves, Sheree Reynolds, Diane Arrieta, Durga Garcia, Juan Erman Gonzales, Monique Lassooij, Karen McGovern, Debbie Lee-Mostel, Eleazar Delgado, Frances Lynn, Ilene Adams, Jim Rabidoux, Joann Urban, Nazare Feliciano, Russell Levine, Ray Gross, Robert Catapano, Serafima Sokolov, Renda Writer and more to follow.

 

 

"Breast Cancer" by Juan Erman Gonzales

“Breast Cancer” by Juan Erman Gonzales

 

Rolando has over 30 years of gallery experience, including Gallery 99 in Bal Harbour, Florida; Latino Fine Art in Chicago, Illinois; Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, Illinios; Ground Level Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida (partnership with South Florida Art Center and Jennie Person); ActivistArtistA Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona (sole pro.); ActivistArtistA Gallery, Boynton Beach, Florida (sole pro.) and now Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art, Lake Worth, Florida (sole pro).

 

 

Ceramic by Carlos Alves

Ceramic by Carlos Alves

 

 

Rolando’s exhibitions and CV read like a very busy calendar – with something happening daily, weekly, monthly and often simultaneously. He was most recently a Featured Artist at the John D. MacArthur Library of Florida Atlantic University, Jupiter, FL ( October 2014).

 

 

 

 

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Nazare Feliciano’s “Baby Blanket”

 

 

 

 Soon after his Gallery Opening, Rolando will participate in “Endagered Exhibition” as an Invited Artist, Miami, FL (December,2014), Armory Art Center’s Art Salon as an Invited Artist (November 2014), and Art In Public Places, Paint by Numbers Mural, West Palm Beach, November 2014. He is booked in 2015 for a Solo Exhibition at Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida (Fall 2015).  

 

 

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James Rabidoux

 

 

 

 

Previous Exhibitions

 

  • Art Exhibit and Silent Auction, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, FL 2014
  • Solo Exhibition, Americana, Boynton Beach, FL 2014
  • Solo Exhibition, Sacred Hearts, Costars, Lake Worth, FL, 2014
  • Delray Wildflowers, The Beat Cup, Delray Beach, FL, 2014
  • The Great Give, Community Foundation, West Palm Beach, FL, 2014 (Special Event) Art in Public Places
  • C’est la Via, West Palm Beach, FL, 2014
  • The Beat Generation Exhibition at ActivistArtistA, Boynton Beach,FL,  2014
  • Small Works, JF Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL, 2014
  • Los Cuatros at CU-1 Gallery, Miami, FL, 2014
  • The Wellington Art Society, Wellington, FL,  2014 (Speaker)
  • Art in Public Places, Elements, City of Boynton Beach, FL, 2014
  • Solo Exhibition, Surface and Symbol at Unit 1 Gallery, Lake Worth, FL, 2013
  • Art in Public Places, Color Birds, City of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, 2013
  • SCOPE, Art Basel. Miami, 2013
  • The Invisible Horde at Unit 1. Lake Worth, Florida 2013

 

 

Serafima Sokolov

Serafima Sokolov

 

 

 

Awards

 

  • ActivistArtistA Gallery, (Best Art Exhibition 2014)
  • Most Intriguing Man in the Arts (TWN, 2014)
  • Green Trailblazer of Palm Beach (Sun Sentinel, 2014)
  • Congressional Letter of Commendation in the Arts 2014
  • Boynton Beach Art District, Director (Best Art Walk 2013)
  • Ryerson Traveling Fellowship
  • 4 Solo Exhibitions , and over 12 group exhibitions in 2014
  • Book Published by John D. MacArthur Library “Mi Pajaro: Art of Rolando Chang Barrero”

 

 

"Woman of Moore Haven" by Russell Levine

“Woman of Moore Haven” by Russell Levine

 

For more information please visit:

Website/Blog: http://rolandochangbarrerofineart.blogspot.com/

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

ActivistArtistA Gallery/Studio
rolandobarrero@me.com

 

 

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Art of Association Breaks All Records in the Spirit of Cooperation

 Collaboration and cooperation are key to the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s latest exhibition, Art of Association showing now through August 14. Featuring juried works from 13 art associations throughout Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast,  Art of Association celebrates its fourth year.  The common goal of each organization sharing the experience of the visual arts promises visitors an exciting artistic experience that will have something for everyone. Additionally, visitors can purchase most of the art on display.  The Rickie Report shares the details for the upcoming Third Thursday Reception and Program on July 17th.

 

 

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Presents:

 

The Art Of Association

 

 

 

Gallery Square North

373 Tequesta Drive       Tequesta

 

 

The public is welcome to the  Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 3rd Thursday event from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m on July 17th.  Admission is free to members and $5. for non-members.  Refreshments are served.

 

Art of Association Award Winners, 2014

Art of Association Award Winners, 2014

 

Participating art groups include Art Associates of Martin County, Artist Association of Jupiter, Artists of Palm Beach County, Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches, Hobe Sound Fine Art League, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild, North County Art Association, Plein Air Palm Beach, Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association, Palm City Art Associates, Port St. Lucie Art League, South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild and Wellington Art Society.

 

 

Best of Show

Best of Show:  “Gemma” by Kris Davis                                                                                     (Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association)

Art of Association heralds 276 original works of art from 146 exhibiting artists.   Alphabetical list of winners: Cindy Bartosek, Norman Berman,  Jane Blatt,  Nancy Brown David Craft,  Eileen Curtis, Kris Davis,  Sarah Davis, Durga Garcia, Patricia Hoshino, Diane Hutchinson, Carol Kepp, Chris Kling,  Rick Lewis, Floyd Markowitz,  Debbie Lee Mostel, Pamela Acheson Myers, Deborah Neuhaus, John Vincent Palozzi, Sally B. Pearson, Bobbin Salisbury, Lorrie B. Turner, Carolyn Walsh, Tanya Witzel,  Betty Usdan Zwickler.

 

 

Cindy Bartosek "Dawn Seat" (South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild)

Cindy Bartosek “Dawn Seat” (South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild)

 

 

 

“This is an exhibition in which art lovers and collectors can see, as well as purchase, the best work by members of art associations in our region. There are outstanding pieces of art ranging from representational and abstract paintings to photography to ceramic sculptures to fiber art,” said Executive Director Katie Deits. “The openings, lectures and exhibition this summer also offer the participating artists an opportunity to network, share ideas and expand their horizons.”

 

 

First Place Painting: Rick Lewis "Egrets and Sabals" (North

First Place Painting: Rick Lewis “Egrets and Sabals”                                                                  (North County Art Association)

            

 Meet the Judge:

Ms. Jenifer Mangione Vogt      

 

 

Jenifer Mangione Vogt is the founder and creative director of JMV Media Group, an integrated marketing firm with specialization in: art, healthcare, financial services, nonprofits and Italian culture. She has 20+ years of experience in corporate and nonprofit marketing for Fortune 500 companies, including Mastercard International and The Bank of New York, as well as healthcare organizations, including Westchester Medical Center and sports, entertainment and art organizations, including the PGA TOUR and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She’s developed annual marketing plans and managed budgets in excess of $1 million and managed relationships with leading public relations and creative firms.

 

 

First Place Photography: Nancy Brown, "Floating Market Bankok" (Wellington Art Society)

First Place Photography: Nancy Brown, “Floating Market Bankok”                           (Wellington Art Society)

 

 

 

Jenifer received her bachelor’s from Purchase College in Humanities with an art history concentration. In 2005, she began writing about art on a freelance basis for art and culture publications in New York and South Florida. Her writing work and press placements have appeared in many publications, including Entrepreneur, CFO Magazine, The Palm Beach Post, Risk Waters, JetSet Magazine, ArtLog, ArtPulse, ArtDistricts, ArtInfo, The Art Newspaper, ArtDaily, Bloomberg, Daily News, Palm Beach Arts Paper, Palm Beach Art + Culture, Ambassador (NIAF), Knight Arts Blog, Tutto NIAF Blog, The Italian Tribune, The Journal News and The Scarsdale Inquirer. Her photographs have been featured in Bloomberg’s BusinessWeek, Catholic New York, Hospital Magazine, The Journal News, The Daily News and Palm Beach Art + Culture.

 

 

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“Jonah 2” by Cory Daust                                                                                                                                     (Port St. Lucie Art League)

 

 

Prior to graduation from college, Jenifer completed internships in the Estates & Appraisals Department at Christie’s, the Education Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Public Relations Department at the Neuberger Museum of Art, as an editorial assistant at Art in America and on the restoration of a room at the 1890 House in Cortland, NY.  Jenifer is a thyroid cancer survivor and an advocate for awareness of, and more comprehensive education about, this form of cancer, the fastest growing cancer among people under 40 in the US.

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter:


The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a member-supported nonprofit 501(c)(3) community arts organization, providing excellence in art exhibitions, instruction, education and outreach for all ages. Programs are funded in part by the Palm Beach County Cultural Council, the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners.

 

 

 

For information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visit LighthouseArts.org or call (561) 746-3101. The Lighthouse ArtCenter is at Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Fla., one-half mile west of U.S. Highway 1. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $5 Monday through Friday. Free admission on Saturday. As part of the national Blue Star Museum initiative, free admission to active military and their families from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.   Closed Sunday.

 

 

 

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Visual, Visceral and Voluminous: Insights into Debbie Mostel’s Art

Describing someone’s artwork is a sensitive matter. While The Rickie Report is not acting as critic, asking an artist to share themselves with our readers takes trust.  We started to share Debbie Mostel’s story in a previous post when she was inducted into NAWA (National Association of Women Artists) in New York City and announced that she would be showing at Red Dot in Miami soon after. The depth of Debbie’s personality and her artwork call for this extended interview.  Debbie’s work will be shown at Solo Exhibition at the Palm Beach Gardens City Hall and again in March at the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show.  Here, she shares her advice to artists and art lovers about maneuvering your way through sizable shows; some tips for artists to network; and some insights into her larger-than-life pieces.

Globe : "Baja Bound"

Globe : “Baja Bound”

Most of Debbie’s work has interactive qualities such as spinning VCR motors, trap doors,wind-up toys and even a pair of Slinky’s!   Tom Shadyac, director of Jim Carey movies and more recently the revered film “I Am”, was presented one of Debbie’s Globes as an appreciation for the message that both director and artist hold in getting the message that “we are all connected”.  Debbie has been a guest demonstrator at the Norton Museum’s Art After Dark, a Best of Show winner twice at the Lighthouse ArtCenter and has numerous newspaper articles written about her. She is a member of the Artists of Palm Beach County

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TRR: Tell our readers about your experience as an exhibitor at Red Dot in Miami.

DM:  The experience was awesome and I was extremely proud to be part of the show.

 

Hindu Tornadic Activity

Hindu Tornadic Activity

TRR: What suggestions would you give an artist who has not done such a large show before?

DM:  First, you should scope out each show. Do your homework – this is a business, like any other business trade show.  I believe in “Go Large Or Go Home”.  Let me explain: Once you figure out what show is the best show for YOU, put everything you have into  making it successful.  Don’t skimp or try to cut corners to try to save money.  This isn’t necessarily about selling, though if you do, that is a nice perk.

 

Once you are committed to a show, you must put in your best work.  Create and print a full catalog.  Invest in good lighting and good quality signage.  I actually added more signage once I arrived at Red Dot and saw what other artists had in addition to what I had already planned.

 

During the show, have a seat.  Art show-goers don’t like to be followed around in your booth.  Let them know that if they have questions, you are there to help them.  Remember your business cards and postcards!   You have to have the right attitude and stay positive.  You are spending 6 days and long hours to promote your art!  Be professional!

 

Feeling the Squeeze

Feeling the Squeeze

TRR: What about after the show?

 

DM:  You MUST follow up with the people who signed your guest book, with other artists you networked with during the show, and gallery owners who stopped by.  This is a lot of WORK!   This year, there were over 27 shows including Red Dot, Art Miami, and Art Basel.  I felt that Red Dot seemed to focus on emerging artists.  In looking at the statistics from 2011, the number of shows has grown. I would expect 2013 to continue to grow annually.  That offers a lot of opportunities to a lot more artists.

TRR: Any advice for the show attendees?

DM:  For art lovers and buyers, you have to pace yourselves because the sheer amount of art work can be overwhelming.  You really need to plan on more than just one day and you still will not see it all!  To avoid having your eyes glaze over from seeing too much art, book a hotel.  Take a break.  Each show has different fees.  Personally, I believe it is hardest for the Gallery owners and Buyers.  They have to look at everything in consideration for their collectors and clients.

Tower of Youth

Tower of Youth

TRR:  When we first met, you were anxious to show me a science-related article.  What types of materials do you enjoy reading?

DM:  I will read anything that has to do with science.  I always read the New York Times, Scientific American and I think that Smithsonian Magazine is the best out there.  National Geographic has engrossing articles, but I also watch a lot of television!  Again, anything science-related, so obviously NOVA, PBS, Science Channel.

I have always been fascinated with how things are made and where something comes from. I enjoy visually stimulating shows like “Orangutan Island”,  underwater series, “Oddities”.  I never know when an idea will spark and where it will lead me!

 

New Monarchy

New Monarchy

TRR:  Do you ever relax?

DM:  I actually relax when I am playing golf!  I just love how beautiful nature is.  I can really take it all in when I walk my dog before sunset.  My background in landscape design has given me a better appreciation for some of the Audubon areas in Palm Beach County.

TRR: Does your son share your artistic  interests?

DM: Not really.  He loves music and plays drums in a local band, Abolish Oasis.  He wants to go to college to pursue a career in the music business.

 

Trilobite Surfing

Trilobite Surfing

TRR: What inspires you to create such a breadth of artwork?

 DM: Everything!  Really.  I can be staring a gym ceiling and an idea for a new piece of artwork will pop into my head.  We have to remember why we are artists.  We can tune into the minutia of the every-day and go and create art. The synapses in my brain flip all the time!

 

Mind Reader

Mind Reader

To see Debbie’s artwork, the public is invited to a reception at Palm Beach Gardens City Hall Lobby on January 18 from 6 – 8 pm.  The building is located at 10500 North Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens 33410.  Her SOLO exhibit is called “Technology Deconstructed-Nature Reconstructed”.  The exhibit continues through February 21st.  City Hall is open from 8 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday.

 

Debbie will also be at the 2013 Palm Beach Fine Craft Show from March 1st – 3rd, which takes place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center 650 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach.  The Palm Beach Fine Crafts Show is professionally juried to ensure the highest level of excellence and originality in the work presented. Every piece is designed and made in artists’ studios across the U.S. www.PalmBeahFineCraftShow.com  For more details about Debbie’s work contact: 561-779-0030 or go to:www.debbieleemostel.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