Delray Art League Launches “Artscape In The City” And “Little Soho” With Indoor And Outdoor Venues. Call For Artists Includes Non-Members And New Categories Of 2D and 3D Artworks. Public invited Every 3rd Weekend To Free Event

The Delray Art League (DAL) launches “Artscape In The City” and “Little Soho”, the coolest indoor and outdoor art show in Palm Beach County, the third weekend of every month!  The Big Apple Bazaar on Atlantic Avenue has morphed into a large art mecca.  DAL welcomes new mediums of artwork, new members, and non-members to participate. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to sign up now!  Admission and parking are free for art lovers, spectators, browsers, their family and guests!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

DELRAY    ART    LEAGUE    LAUNCHES

 

 

“ARTSCAPE     IN      THE      CITY”

 

 

THE    COOLEST    INDOOR    AND    OUTDOOR

 

ART     SHOW

 

IN    PALM    BEACH    COUNTY

 

 

 

   3rd    WEEKEND    OF    EACH    MONTH

 

 

  • Clay ( ceramics)

  • Crafts (Handmade items, quilts, etc. as applied)

  • Drawing

  • Fashion ( original art on fabric, leather, etc.)

  • Glass

  • Jewelry

  • Mixed Media

  • Multi Media ( video, MPEG3, MPEG4)

  • Photography ( digital print, canvas)

  • Sculpture (stone, wood, metal, etc.)

  • 2 Dimensional Art (acrylic, oil, watercolor, collage)

 

 

“Artscape in the City” runs rain or shine,  October to May ’22 starting OCTOBER 16th and 17th 

 

 

 

The shows are open to both members and non-members and offer artists significant benefits: lower application and booth fees, great exposure at a highly visible location right on Atlantic Avenue with plenty of free parking and food trucks. Artists’ 10 x 10 booth space is available for indoor and outdoor shows. 

 

GET   MORE   INFO   HERE

 

 

 

 

 

The Delray Art League is a 501 (c)(3)  non-profit organization with over 50 years of community involvement in Palm Beach County. This year a new schedule of exciting art shows at the Big Apple will benefit and support our non-profit partners, Twin Palms for the Disabled, Palm Beach Habilitation Center and Fuller Center. 

 

 

 

 

The Big Apple Shopping Bazaar, a landmark for thirty years, has designed “Little Soho” Art Colony with a New York City flair, is now renting beautifully designed 10 x 10 units for both studio and gallery retail space. 

 

 

 

 

 

“LITTLE  SOHO”  DETAILS  CLICK  HERE

 

 

 

Spread the word! 

Come and enjoy the events and participate in the spirit of doing good in our community!

 

 

 

 

About Delray Art League:

The Delray Art League was established as a non-profit 501 3C in 1965.Over the past 12 years, the league has donated 10% of its profits — equaling over 150, 000 — to help fund art programs in Palm Beach County. These include organizations for children and adults with disabilities. This year, through the Lori Lee Doty Art Education Fund, the league will add art-related initiatives for survivors of breast cancer and their families.

General meetings are held on the second Monday of the month from October through April from 6:45 –  8:00 pm.  Please check for location .

 

For more information:

Ron Rizzi, President    DelrayArtLeague@att.net

Our Website:      https://delrayartleague.com/

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com  561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delray Art League Is Back With A New Location, New Mediums Of Artwork Being Accepted, Exciting New Plans With “Summer In The City” And “Art Scape In The City”! New Members Welcome!

The Delray Art League (DAL) is BACK with a NEW LOCATION, NEW MEDIUMS of artwork being accepted, TWO NEW season events for 2021-2022!  NEW MEMBERS are welcome (enjoy some special perks) and NON-MEMBERS can participate in “Summer In The City” and “Art Scape In The City” at the Big Apple Bazaar on Atlantic Avenue.  The excitement begins Saturday July 17 and Sunday, July 18.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to sign up now!  Admission is free for art lovers, spectators, browsers, their family and guests!  DAL brings us the coolest Art Show in the area this summer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Apple Shopping Bazaar

5283 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL.

 

 

The Coolest Art Show in Delray Beach

Is Indoors  this Summer!

Celebrate our exciting new 2021-2022 season~

 

N  E  W        C  A  T  E  G  O  R  I  E  S:

 

 

TWO DIMENSIONAL ART:

watercolor, oil, acrylic, collage, photography, digital print

MULTI-MEDIA:

video, MPEG3, MPEG4 etc.

SCULPTURE:

stone, wood, metal, clay

JEWELRY

 

‘Summer In The City’ Show Application Information

 

 

 

For more information or questions send an email to:
DAL.Shows@att.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delray Art League is a group of fine artists, sculptors and photographers whose mission is to promote the development of visual arts by awarding scholarships and art supplies to local arts students and provide member artist indoor and outdoor venues to showcase their art.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Delray Art League continues its 55 years + mission of encouraging and sharing the visual arts as well as fundraising for Arts Education.  Over the past decade the Delray Art League has contributed over $120,000 to Fund Art Education Programs in Palm Beach County. This season we hope to significantly increase that support with your help and participation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premium Members – Indoor & Outdoor Events:

 

 

 

  • We will be using ZAPP online for all juried indoor and outdoor events such as ‘Summer In The City’ and ‘Art Scape In The City’ for the 2021-2022 season.
  • The indoor and outdoor event jury process will be completed through ZAPP utilizing your online profile.
  • Create your ZAPP user profile online here and upload images of your work and also an image of your outdoor booth setup.
  • The jury team will review all applications for all indoor and outdoor shows using ZAPP unless otherwise specified.
  • ‘Summer In The City’ – Indoor space size is approximately 10×12, retail slat wall is useable and requires approved slat wall hooks.
  • Slat wall hooks are available from the Show Team and are required to use the slat wall to prevent damage.
  • Indoor booths include electricity, display cases, WI-FI access, and overnight security.
  • ‘Art Scape In The City’ – Outdoor space size is 10×10, white tents will only be allowed, no pavement stakes, 4 corner weights that must be >25 lbs.
  • Tents should also have side walls and covered overnight on Friday.
  • Friday overnight security will be provided outdoors.
  • Non-Members must submit a certificate of insurance for liability using the form
  • Active members in good standing are not required to submit a certificate of insurance as indoor and outdoor liability insurance is included in membership.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Delray Art League:

General meetings are held on the second Monday of the month from October through April in the Delray Beach Parks & Recreation Building: 50 NW 1st Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444 – from 6:45 –  8:00 pm. 

The Delray Art League was established as a non-profit 501 3C in 1965.Over the past 12 years, the league has donated 10% of its profits — equaling over 150, 000 — to help fund art programs in Palm Beach County. These include organizations for children and adults with disabilities. This year, through the Lori Lee Doty Art Education Fund, the league will add art-related initiatives for survivors of breast cancer and their families.

 

 

 

For more information:

Ron Rizzi, President    DelrayArtLeague@att.net

Our Website:      https://delrayartleague.com/

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

Fran Goodman Offers “Not Your Ordinary Painting Class” On Zoom On Tuesdays And Thursdays For Learning And Meeting Other Artists From Around The World

Fran Goodman teaches “Not Your Ordinary Painting Class” where she blends art history with contemporary applications in Abstract ExpressionismA fractured hand hasn’t stopped her from painting and sharing her unique methods with her students!  Now, everyone can explore the lives of famous abstract expressionists and analyze their paintings from a color/design point of view! Students (who come from different parts of the world) channel what they’ve learned into their own paintings that they create at home, and then bring back each week for group critique. Each class is for an hour and a half in 4-week sessions.  The students say they love the classes not only from what they learn, but from the camaraderie that’s developed among them!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Fran’s and her students’ artwork.

FRAN GOODMAN’S PAINTING CLASS

IS AN EXTRAORDINARY

EXPERIENCE

 

 

  • Students explore the lives and painting styles of famous abstract expressionists through various media.

 

  • Students “channel” the artists’ painting styles into their own creations while they paint at home.

 

  • Students gain insight on composition and color values, and building their canvases with unique layering techniques and texturizing tools.

 

  • Students learn to catalog their process as their paintings develop.

 

  • Students showcase their finished paintings every week in a group critique.

 

  • Students have Fran Goodman, member of the National Association of Women Artists as their teacher.

 

  • NO PRIOR DRAWING OR PAINTING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

 

  • 4-WEEK CLASSES ARE HELD ON AN ONGOING BASIS ON TUESDAYS (ADVANCED) AND THURSDAYS (BEGINNERS) ON ZOOM FROM 10:30 AM TO 12:00 PM

 

  • THE COST WHICH IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE IS ONLY $40.00 (PLUS SUPPLIES)

 

 

 

Fran Goodman with one of her students at an exhibit

 

Fran tells The Rickie Report, “Every week, I introduce a different abstract expressionist, usually from the 40’s and 50’s. I share their stories and their struggles — many whose paintings today sell for hundreds of millions were as poor as paupers. Then the students and I analyze their paintings for composition, color (especially values) and design”.

 

“Snowberries” by Fran Goodman

 

 

As a weekly assignment, the students are to “channel” these artists’ styles into their own paintings which they do at home, using various layering techniques and unique applicators and tools. The following week, the students return to show case their paintings in a group critique.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two of Fran Goodman’s artist students when they were in school last year. They are now in her advanced class and are doing amazing work! 

 

 

Fran has been a student in Larry Poons master class at the Art Student League. She abides by his approach that there are no goals in abstract expressionist painting. “One stroke leads to the next.” She encourages her students to watch the movie he is in on HBO called, “The Price of Everything,”

 

“Hawaii” by Fran Goodman

 

She tells us more about her classes, saying “Every week, I introduce a different abstract expressionist, usually from the 40’s and 50’s.  I share their stories and their struggles — many whose paintings today sell for hundreds of millions were as poor as paupers. Then the students and I analyze their paintings for composition, color (especially values) and design”.

 

 

“A1A” by Fran Goodman

Fran’s paintings have been exhibited in galleries in New Jersey, the Chelsea district of Manhattan and Southern Florida, and are in private collection in New York, Florida, Toronto, and Hollywood, CA.  Fran is a Signature Artist of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, a member of the Art Students League in NY, Art Serve, the National Association of Women Artists, and, the Delray Art League, where she is the Arts Education Fund Chair.

 

She teaches “Not Your Ordinary Painting Class” where she blends art history with contemporary applications in Abstract Expressionism in various locations in Palm Beach County. Her classes have been featured in two cover stories which can be found on her website. Fran currently runs a virtual class on her craft for the Institute for Learning in Retirement in Boca Raton. She invites opportunities to do commissions, lectures, demos and private lessons as well.

 

“During my life I have created projects, seminars, support groups and trainings in the United States and Canada to inspire growth and self-esteem. Whether it was through my business as spokeswoman for women’s beauty rights, or through Toastmasters as a mentor to many, or as an art educator; whether I was addressing men, women or teens of all ages and all walks of life, I looked for their potential and then empowered them to be their best selves. To me, there is no greater reward than witnessing people flower and bloom.”  Fran’s Artist statement tells us, “I approach the canvas with a desire to fuse color with texture, free of intention, tradition and norms. I count on layering properties to burn a life force into even the smallest structures. My strokes, some obscure, some undefined, personify difference and sameness and how the two natures work in concert with one another.”

 

 

 

For more information about these classes or to purchase her artwork:

Fran invites opportunities to do commissions, lectures, demos and private lessons. If you are interested in taking one, you can register on her website at franmanngoodman.com.

There you will find the dates and times as well.

Facebook page: Fran Mann Goodman’s Paintbox

Meetup.com: Not Your Ordinary Painting Class

Email: franspaintbox@yahoo.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Delray Art League Expands Its Programs, Open To All Artists And Arts Organizations As DAL Prepares For 55th Anniversary

The Delray Art League (DAL) announces its new “Artists and Easels” events throughout downtown Delray Beach. DAL hosts First Friday Art Walks at SubCulture Coffee on Atlantic Avenue the 1st Friday of each month and will be adding Pop-up locations near Old School Square.  DAL celebrates its 55th Anniversary in 2021 and is planning its “Vision 2020” Art Festival in the fall and spring of 2021. All events will be listed with ZAPP and are open to members, prospective members, artists from other organizations, and all local artists. DAL encourages artist conversations, meeting new friends, and enjoying the local arts community in Delray Beach.  Best of all, it’s FREE!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ron Rizzi, President of the Delray Art League tells The Rickie Report, “The Delray Art League will celebrate its 55th Anniversary in 2021. We’re preparing for this grand event as we formulate plans for our Vision 2020 Art Festival in the Fall of 2020 through the Spring of 2021. As we schedule these new events and select locations in and around Delray Beach, we’ll be using ZAPP for event registration. Events will be listed there for our members and also prospective members and artists from other organizations. The jury process and event application for each show will make it simpler for everyone to participate”. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAL will continue with its new “Artists and Easels” events in 2020 throughout downtown Delray Beach. It hosts First Friday Art Walk at SubCulture Coffee on Atlantic Avenue the first Friday of each month beginning at 6 PM. We encourage our League members and meetup.com/Delray-Art-League members to come, join in the fun and bring one of their artworks to be displayed on their easel out front on Atlantic Avenue.

 

 

 

More pop up locations will be added near Old School Square and on Atlantic Avenue later this month and meetup.com/Delray-Art-League will be the best place to follow Artists and Easels events. It’s simple to RSVP as a Delray Art League member or as a MeetUp.com member. These events are open to all local artists in the community. We encourage artist conversations, meeting new friends and enjoying the Local Arts Community together in Delray Beach!  Best of all it’s Free!

Please email Pamela Lambie at lambieart@gmail.com

Sign up and RSVP directly!

 

 

 

VETERANS  PARK

We also have a few select outdoor events coming up in downtown Delray Beach at Veteran’s Park on Atlantic Avenue. The dates for the upcoming shows are March 7th &  8th and April 4th & 5th. We will make booth space available for non-members as well. 

 

 

Please email Bruce Bain at bainbru@live.com for more information.

 

 

 

1440 N. Federal Highway    Delray Beach, FL

 

 

Please visit the Heart of Delray Gallery on 1440 N. Federal Highway in Delray Beach. The Delray Art League is home to our member artist gallery within the Heart of Delray. We currently showcase over 25 of our local member artists in the member gallery. There is plenty of parking, it’s convenient and also a wonderful gallery to see over 70 professional artists work and meet some of the artists in residency there. Tell Dan the Delray Art League invited you!

 

For more information:

 

Ron Rizzi, President          DelrayArtLeague@att.net

Kathi Stamm, Treasurer   DelrayArtLeague@comcast.net

Howard Sherman,  VP     violinhw@comcast.net

 

Our Website:      https://delrayartleague.com/

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

Delray Art League Opens Call To All Artists To Exhibit At Veteran’s Park. Non-Members And Other Arts Groups Are Welcome!

The Delray Art League (DAL) offers an OPEN ARTIST CALL to all artists in the surrounding area for exhibit and display space available for members of other like-minded artist organizations at Veteran’s Park.  The Rickie Report shares all of these details for February 8 & 9, March 7 & 8, and April 4 & 5.  This is a perfect way for emerging artists to showcase their talents and be part of a wonderful artist-networking organization – check it out!  And as their new slogan says, “Art Lovers Wanted”!  We add: “Artists Wanted”!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Setup for all shows will begin on the Friday before at 3pm and also 7am on the Saturday before show opening at 9:30 am. Show registration fees will be $125 for each two day show.

If you are interest in exhibiting please email Ron Rizzi – DelrayArtLeague@att.net for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

 

Ron Rizzi, President          DelrayArtLeague@att.net

Kathi Stamm, Treasurer   DelrayArtLeague@comcast.net

Howard Sherman,  VP     violinhw@comcast.net

 

Our Website:      https://delrayartleague.com/

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Fran Goodman’s “NOT YOUR ORDINARY PAINTING CLASS” Blends Art History With Abstract Expressionism. Meet Fran At Jerrys Artarama On February 1 For A Demo & Sign Up For Classes In Boca Raton Now!

Fran Goodman is a powerhouse! Her paintings burst with energy and color – and her enthusiasm for teaching her students erupts!  Fran’s artworks are in private collections both nationally and internationally. She teaches “Not Your Ordinary Painting Class” where she blends art history with contemporary applications in Abstract Expressionism in various locations in Palm Beach County.  Her unique aesthetic approach, coupled with her workshops, seminars, support groups, and widespread media exposure, earned her national and international recognition. Read more about the twists in her life and how she got to this moment. The Rickie Report shares the details about her February 1st Demo at Jerrys Artarama in Deerfield Beach, as well as her classes in Boca Raton.  Fran is available for group as well as private classes and she welcomes commissions.

 

 

 

 

 

F  R  A  N       G  O  O  D  M  A  N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE  WORKSHOP:

 

“How To Give Dynamic Demos!”

Saturday, February 1

2 PM

Jerrys Artarama in Deerfield Beach

 

Hillsboro Square  

242 Federal Highway   Deerfield Beach, FL 33441  

 

 

Calling all artists who work in all genres!  If you have been itching to share your talent and skills with the world, but don’t know how to put a dynamic demo together, THIS IS THE WORKSHOP for you!  Fran Goodman will show you everything you need to know, from A – Z, including unique ways to involve your audience and give them a great takeaway!  Curiosity seekers welcome!

 

 

Fran Goodman with Student, at Art Exhibit 

 

 

CLASSES:

BEGINNER  ABSTRACT  EXPRESSIONIST  ART  CLASSES ~  “NOT  YOUR  ORDINARY  PAINTING  CLASS”

 

Wednesdays, 1:30 – 4  pm

Four Week Class

211201-A2 February 5-26

211201-A3 March 4-25

201201-A4 April 1-22

 

 

Saturdays, 10:00 am-12:30 pm

Four Week Class

211202-A2 February 8-29

211202-A3 March 7-28

211202-A4 April 4-25

 

$150.00 Boca Raton Residents     $187.50 Non-Residents

Boca Raton Community Center

150 Crawford Blvd. Boca Raton 33432

561-393-7807

Call and receive your ID and password and then register online.

Join our 

“NOT YOUR ORDINARY PAINTING CLASS”

 

 

Discover the artist in you while having a ball doing it! Experiment with techniques used by famous Abstract Expressionists like Jackson Pollack. Learn about their lives and the lessons they can teach you. Explore elements of color and design, experiment with layering techniques, like water dripping, acrylic skins applications, and so much more. No prior drawing or painting experience necessary. Instructor: Fran Goodman.

Have the most ARTISTIC time of your life at “NOT YOUR ORDINARY PAINTING CLASS”: Blending Art History with Abstract Expressionism, Explore the lives of famous Abstract Expressionists, Learn paper towel techniques, Water dripping, Acrylic Skin applications and So Much More! 

No Prior Drawing Or Painting Experience Necessary  (Demonstrations and individual guidance is given at each class )

 

 

“Reds” by Fran Goodman

 

 

 

When asked why she teaches, Fran tells The Rickie Report, “Although I enjoy composing weekly curriculums and delivering the contents, it is not the reason I love to teach. I love to teach because of what my students give back to me…their faith and trust in me.  Their approving nods while I’m in the process of explaining something, their warm smiles when they get it, their great eagerness to absorb what I suggest to them during their process, their pride and joy in their finished painting. I saw all this yesterday when I taught my first class at the Boca Raton Community Center. Often outside of class, some students will text me an image of a painting they have started on their own to ask for my opinion, or they will contact me to tell me about a gallery show or event I may be interested in. My students never give me a hard time, challenge me, or put me on the defensive, instead, they allow me to mold our experience into one that will be memorable for both of us”.

 

 

FRAN’S STORY:

 

I was born into a family of models and physically beautiful people who put beauty on a pedestal. I was a pretty little girl with an idyllic childhood. I loved to draw and do paint by number canvases but my greatest joy was to design elaborate clothing for my paper dolls and dream about becoming a famous fashion designer who would live in Paris like my heroine Madeline from the Madeline book series. Then at puberty my life turned into a nightmare with the sudden arrested growth of my jawbone. My family shunned me and my classmates persecuted what was now my chinless face. Feeling like I had no worth as a person, I fell into a deep depression. To sooth myself I turned to my art and would draw huge cartoon characters to keep me company. Another thing I would do is pile reams of construction paper monochromatically in my closet and sit in there for hours being soothed by their color.

 

When I was fifteen, I underwent two failed operations to reconstruct my jaw (in one, I nearly died from complications). Through it all, I held onto my childhood dream of becoming a famous dress designer. I still had the dream when I graduated high school and learned I had been accepted to Chouinard Art Institute, the same school that Edith Head, Hollywood costume designer of the ‘40s, and Bob Mackie, designer for Cher and Carol Burnett had attended. Chouinard was a very progressive school with very progressive ideas. First day of orientation we eighteen-year old students were told, “If you’re here to learn anything, there’s the door.”  In my second semester I took a painting course as an elective. We didn’t have to physically paint in a classroom, only show up on the day of the critique at the end of the eight-week course.

 

 

 

Award winning “Garden of Happiness” by Fran Goodman

 

 

 

 

On that day my fellow classmates and I set our paintings on easels in a long row. I looked at the other ones in disbelief. Every one of them was covered with “displaced” lines and color, what I thought amounted to scribble scrabble a child could do, while I had slaved to make my painting resemble real objects. That day was my introduction to abstract expressionism as I soon discovered, when my professor, Robert Chuey, went from one student to another extolling their ability to elicit feelings and emotions in their paintings, which I thought was a real cop out. Instantly, I hated abstract expressionism and wanted nothing to do with it.

 

That day was also a red-letter day, as I learned from my professor, I was wasting my time in fashion, that I was born to paint. I switched majors and painted up a storm while my fellow classmates dubbed me Post Renaissance Girl. When I was in grammar school, my greatest joy was to build dimension into the visual aids that accompanied my school reports, sometimes so intricate and mammoth in size, my father would help carry them into class. At Chouinard, I chose various organic and non-organic materials to build this dimension, including spackling wall paste. As a student, I was able to get my paintings, which were quite large into furniture show rooms and galleries in the LA area; also, in a NJ gallery that my mother had found, but all at the price of taking my name off the canvas. It seemed society wasn’t happy that one showed up as a young female painter in the ‘60s. After three years of this, my father saw only a starving artist in my future and made me quit my education at Chouinard.

 

I then left the fine art world to carve out what would be a thirty-year career as spokesperson for the rights of women and their faces. I designed and disseminated seminars and support groups – concerned more with how women felt about their faces than how they actually looked — in the US and Canada and drew the National and Canadian media. Over the years I was featured on talk shows, radio, and women’s magazines and in newspaper articles including in The New York Times.  During my career, I didn’t paint. Instead, I wrote a memoir and two screenplays about my life.  In 2013, a bout with Lyme disease left me with arthritic fingers and the inability to continue to write. I became depressed, then thought to try painting again. I found that the palette knife over a paintbrush was easier to hold and I also found that abstract expressionism was a better fit for my hands. Still with a passion to build dimension and structure into my paintings, I used pastes, sands and acrylic skins, and my favorite, paper towels. In 2014, I was accepted into Larry Poons’ master class at the Art Students League in NY. Under his tutelage, my paintings were exhibited in group shows in galleries in the Chelsea district of Manhattan.

 

In the same year, I designed an 8-week curriculum where I could teach my craft to beginning painters at the Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ. The program director, finding the class “educational, inspiration and a load of fun”, took it four times!  I moved to Florida in February 2016 and joined the art world in Palm Beach County. Through the auspices of the various guilds that I joined, I was able to show my work in galleries in Southern Florida. I also designed a classroom curriculum for beginning students who wanted to learn abstract expressionism. While I was painting in Larry Poon’s class, I studied the master expressionists from the ‘40’s and ‘50s and found that they were the real teachers. When I put my class together, I decided to apply what I learned so students would have an opportunity to “know” these masters as well, not only through their bio, but through experiencing their style of painting. I called my class, “Not Your Ordinary Painting Class – blending art history with abstract expressionism.

 

“During my life I have created projects, seminars, support groups and trainings in the United States and Canada to inspire growth and self-esteem. Whether it was through my business as spokeswoman for women’s beauty rights, or through Toastmasters as a mentor to many, or as an art educator; whether I was addressing men, women or teens of all ages and all walks of life, I looked for their potential and then empowered them to be their best selves. To me, there is no greater reward than witnessing people flower and bloom.”  Fran’s Artist statement tells us, “I approach the canvas with a desire to fuse color with texture, free of intention, tradition and norms. I count on layering properties to burn a life force into even the smallest structures. My strokes, some obscure, some undefined, personify difference and sameness and how the two natures work in concert with one another.”

 

 

“Satin Nights” by Fran Goodman

 

HOW I TEACH “NOT YOUR ORDINARY PAINTING CLASS”

 

My students are usually adults who have never painted in abstract expressionism before. They don’t necessarily have any prior drawing or painting experience either.  On the first day of class, I explain to them that they are not here to “make apples to take bites out of.” In fact, there is nothing they must or should do! There are no goals, no mistakes! We paint from our hearts, not from our brains. I also stress what I learned from Larry Poons: “One stroke leads to the next stroke and so on.”  Usually for the first twenty minutes of every class the students sit together while I show a PowerPoint presentation and/or from my I-pad, the painting (style) of a particular abstract expressionist from the ‘40s and ‘50s. I talk about the artist’s life and philosophy and with the use of handouts, we discuss everything in preparation for them to begin their painting.

 

Some students start the first class skeptical about their ability and are nervous to put a single mark on a canvas (that needs to be 16” x 20”.) Then, in subsequent classes, I notice not only does their self-confidence and quality of work grow, but their desire to paint on larger canvases as well. By the end of the 4 weeks, some of the students are painting on canvases as large as 30” x 40”.  Within the context of each class are the primary lessons of color and design related to the artist. For example, after exploring the paintings of Franz Klein who primarily worked in black, white and shades of gray, the students would then work up a palette where they develop color values by adding black and white to various hues before applying the paint to their canvas.

 

At the start of the second half of the class, students are introduced to a certain medium related to the artist. In the case of Franz Kline, because his strokes were energetic, raw, action-oriented, they might try gel gloss, as its “slide” mimics that of quick, action strokes. For the most part the students use palette knives.  One thing important to me is that the students learn layering techniques and other applications that add dimension to their paintings. Some things they’ve used: tissue paper, sand, masking tape, pastes, gels, paper towels, acrylic skins and even rose petals. I may do a quick demo on a certain technique, but I don’t like to elaborate with demos, because I don’t want them to be influenced by my application.  A single painting is completed in every 2 1/2 hour class. I encourage students to develop their canvas, meaning not to consider the first layer as finished. To illustrate, I show slides of how my paintings developed.

Another thing I’m sensitive to and stress, is what I learned when I was writing a memoir years ago: the concept of “kill your darlings,” meaning, even if you love what you are writing, if it doesn’t move the story along, it needs to go. The same I find applies to painting in abstract expressionism.  During every class, I make repeated trips to each student’s canvas to check on their progress. I look for concepts (that I have taught them) — balance, values, focal point and other design elements. I give my opinions, but always allow the students the last word.  Halfway into every class, “we do the “official 4-way turn. Here, the students have the opportunity to voice their opinion as to whether each other’s paintings would “look better” going forward in another direction. And again, the artist of the painting has the final word.  I encourage group dynamics. I find the chemistry that gets produced not only allows for an active, fun class, but that the students learn from one another as well.

 

Untitled Painting by Fran Goodman’s student, Carolyn Thews

TESTIMONIES AND COMMENTS

 

At the end of each 4-weeks, Fran hands out an evaluation sheet. This is also important, as she wants to know what the students liked and disliked and what she can improve on. She also asks for comments.

Here are a few from several students:

  • “I am so happy to have met and attended Fran’s art classes.  She has touched my soul with her gentle presence, her love of art, and intelligent observations. She has brought out a new and exciting awareness of color, lines, movement and values; unknown to me before.”
  • “Fran brings out the hidden artist in all of us with demonstrations by famous artists, color, theory, observations and discussion with music and laughter.”
  • “Thank you, Fran for stirring and waking up my sleeping artistic soul.”
  • “Thanks for blowing the lids off our minds by teaching your method! Think I was at a crossroads with painting the former way.
  • “I can’t begin to tell you how much of an impact you have made on my life I came to your class expecting nothing more than a pleasant version and an outlet for my grief with your help I have discovered something I love I have so much to learn but even though the process is sometimes painful for me I am glad to have your guidance to help me along in this journey you are a wonderful teacher and a special human being I am so glad I found you.”

I have received all sorts of other accolades, small gifts, even “certificate of excellence” (straight of the internet, the kind you’d give to a child” but very precious to me. However, the greatest gift/compliment comes when my students tell me they want to sign up for more classes. Some of my advanced students have taken over 10- 4- week classes.  In all, I say I truly love my students, I love them for their enthusiasm, love them for their talent, love them for who they are as people and artists.  Last July I arranged to showcase 67 paintings by 19 students at the Center for Spiritual Living in Boca Raton .The reporter from the Sun-Sentinel came and was so taken by the quality of the work from folks who never tried abstract expressionism before — some had never even touched paint — that his article made two cover stories on August 7th, in the Boca Times and the West Boca Times. (more on my website under media)

 

 

MANY PASSIONS:

Another art-related passion is my role as Art Education Fund Chairwoman for the Delray Art League. I have held this position for four years and it has allowed me to meet and connect with the directors and administrators of very special organizations in Palm Beach County. Every year, I organize an award ceremony event where I have the privilege of doling out 10% of the Leagues profits to these organizations — a ritual the League has been engaged in since 1965, to assist in their visual arts programs. This December, the League expanded its generosity when the members chose to play Secret Santa to the Palm Beach Habilitation Center. Over 70 gifts, all holiday wrapped, were delivered to the squeals and glee of adults with special needs at their holiday party. The manager at Jerry’s Artarama in Deerfield Beach allowed me to design a Christmas bin and shoppers were encouraged to donate art supplies, Also the members of the League brought gifts to a meetup held at the Heart of Delray Gallery in Delray Beach, where the league taken space to exhibit.  Still another passion involves delivering talks on abstract expressionism, especially reciting wild tales about the masters from the ‘40’s and ‘50s, that I’ve gleaned through the years. Usually at the end of a talk I invite the participants to do a Community Canvas project where everyone gets to put a stroke (s) on one large canvas.  Additionally, I give demos on both how to work with various mediums and also how to give Dynamic Demos.

 

 

 

PRESS:

Fran’s paintings are featured in Art Guide Magazine Volume 3, distributed to galleries in the US, where she was awarded a quarter page ad to showcase one of the three.  Her artworks have been part of numerous juried exhibitions.  She earned the title, “Distinguished Toastmaster” from Toastmasters, a prestigious accomplishment.  Fran also works as an alcoholism counsellor and with other 12 step programs.

Fran is a Signature Artist of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, a member of the Art Students League in NY, the Palm Beach Watercolor Society, Art Serve, and, the Delray Art League, where she is the Arts Education Fund Chair.

She teaches “Not Your Ordinary Painting Class” where she blends art history with contemporary applications in Abstract Expressionism in various locations in Palm Beach County. Recently her classes were featured in two cover stories which can be found on her website.

 

New York Times Article https://www.nytimes.com/1996/01/07/nyregion/in-person-beauty-lessons.html

Morristown Article https://morristowngreen.com/2015/05/04/trauma-as-a-gift-a-lesson- learned-at-the-morristown-art-walk/

Sun-Sentinel: https://www.sun-sentinel.com/community/boca-times/fl-cn-boca-raton-not- ordinary-painting-20190807-20190802-hejvohw5wrcoviiwjb3sgf7vsa-story.html

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/community/delray-sun/fl-cn-delray-art-league- christmas-surprise-01082020-20200108-jfz5hvbgcfgunav5vgt6v3yr34-story.html

 

 

For more information:

Fran invites opportunities to do commissions, lectures, demos and private lessons.f you are interested in taking one, you can register on my website at franmanngoodman.com.

There you will find the dates and times as well.

Facebook page: Fran Mann Goodman’s Paintbox

Meetup.com: Not Your Ordinary Painting Class

Email: franspaintbox@yahoo.com

 

 

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Art Lovers And Artists Wanted At Delray Art League’s New Home At Heart Of Delray Art Gallery. New Members Welcome! New Programming And Shows!

As a new season begins, the Delray Art League (DAL) invites new members, art lovers, and the public to their new home in the Heart of Delray Gallery.  Over 20 member artists display their work together in this beautiful setting.  On Wednesday, December 18, they’ll collect wrapped art supplies, brushes, small canvas, colored pencils, and paint, rather than toys to support our community arts education effort this Holiday season. DAL has teamed up with St. Paul’s Church in Delray downtown for ‘Art Meets Music’ events.  There is an OPEN ARTIST CALL to all artists in the surrounding area for exhibit and display space available for members of other like-minded artist organizations beginning December 14 – 15 at Veteran’s Park. Members of DAL also have opportunities to exhibit at Delray Beach City Hall and the Chamber!  The Rickie Report shares all of these details, including a few sneak peeks.  This is a wonderful artist-networking organization – check it out!  And as their new slogan says, “Art Lovers Wanted”!  We add: “Artists Wanted”!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ron Rizzi, President of the Delray Art League (DAL) brings his graphic art, photography, advertising, marketing, and technology background to take this well established group in new directions.  He tells The Rickie Report, “In May, we decided to create a few new ways to reach out to our members and also to those that have a love and passion for art whether it be painting, photography, sculpture, glass, drawing or multi media. The first thing I thought of was how and who would we like to reach out to in the community and surrounding areas”.

 

 

Delray Art League Meet Up

Wednesday, December 18

6:30 – 9 pm

At

Heart of Delray Art Gallery 

1440 N Federal Highway   Delray Beach, FL

Join us for another exciting meetup in December in the heart of Delray Beach, Florida. Bring Holiday  wrapped blank art canvas, paint brushes, colored pencils, or any art supply gift suitable for donation for the Holiday’s for the Delray Art League’s arts education programs in the community. All wrapped art supply gifts will be donated to one of our great Delray Community Centers for arts students.

See over 75 great artists displaying colorful and exciting work hanging in the Heart of Delray art gallery. See the Delray Art League’s Gallery inside the Heart of Delray Gallery and celebrate the Holiday’s with us.

Also meet members of the group and strike up a great conversation with fellow artists, art lovers and art aficionados. Bring a smile and a friend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patricia Deck “Surreal Tulips”

 

 

 

From using Meetup.com to outreach at SubCulture Coffee in Delray Beach, to offering gatherings for demos and discussions at Jerry’s Artarama in Deerfield on the 3rd Monday of the month, there are many interaction points for artists, both striving and accomplished, to learn and grow!  The Rickie Report is a strong advocate for artists to network with each other, so we give kudos to DAL for achieving this!

 

 

 

The Heart Of Delray Gallery

 

 

The next hurdle was to find a new gallery “home”, with which Dan Cianciotto, owner/curator of The Heart of Delray Gallery” helped DAL succeed.  DAL has space in the gallery for over 20 Delray Art League Artists to display their work and call The Heart of Delray Gallery home.  On Wednesday, December 18, DAL will collect wrapped art supplies, brushes, small canvas, colored pencils, and paint, to support our community arts education effort this Holiday season.

 

 

 

Marcos Porcayo “Moods”

 

 

Mixing art and music sounded like a great idea, as DAL teamed up with St. Paul’s Church in Delray downtown where ‘Art Meets Music’ and their classical and chamber music concert series continues to be a hit. Ron says, “Baroque cello and violin, easel and acrylic paint – and we were off on any given Sunday having some serious fun without tent pegs, wind weights and mesh”.

 

 

Roxanne Lewis  “La Bamba”

 

 

 

Ron shares, ” We expect to continue the tradition of our outdoor shows around downtown Delray and as Old School Square space became a premium we were lucky to have plenty of room at Veteran’s Park. We thought it may be merrier if we opened up Veteran’s Park spaces to our neighbors in Boca, Lake Worth and Wellington and beyond. So there is now an OPEN ARTIST CALL to all in the surrounding area! We have exhibit and display space available for members of other like-minded artist organizations to join us in Delray beginning December 14th – 15th. Space is a nominal fee. Insurance rider costs are $30 per exhibitor. We will have to hear from our neighbors before December 11th to plan accordingly to accommodate those that would like to join us at Veteran’s Park. I hope they will”.  The call to artists is included in this article.

 

 

The dates for 2019-2020 shows:

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE TO ATTEND

 

 

Old School Square

Saturday & Sunday

January 4 – 5

January 18 – 19

February 15-16

 

 

Veteran’s Park

December 14 – 15

January 11 – 12

February 8 – 9

March 7 – 8

April 4 – 5

St. Paul’s Church Delray Beach

Sunday  2 pm

January 19

February 9

March 8

March 29

May 3

May 31

Friday at 6:30 pm

January 24

February 28

 

 

DAL has so much going on with Delray City Hall and the Chamber indoor shows this month, we also thought it might be fun to introduce some of our artists and their work.

 

Claudia Hafner with varied art pieces

 

 

And in the meantime we hope to see you in Delray Beach!

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

 

Ron Rizzi, President          DelrayArtLeague@att.net

Kathi Stamm, Treasurer   DelrayArtLeague@comcast.net

Howard Sherman,  VP     violinhw@comcast.net

 

Our Website:      https://delrayartleague.com/

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

DELRAY    BEACH    PUBLIC    LIBRARY     

                                                                                                                                                        

PRESENTS:

 

 

 “ARTISTS’   CREATIONS”

BY

DON    &   MARY  ANNE  SARKA

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday,  September 6 

 3:00  to  4:30  pm

Meet The Artists

In the Library Program Room, 2nd floor

Light snacks will be served

 

Exhibit is available August 24 thru October  19, 2019

 

 

No reservations needed

 

100 West Atlantic Ave.                Delray Beach, Florida

Library Hours: 

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

Free Parking in attached Library parking lot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

“Majestic Sky” by Don Sarka

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

“Purple” by Don Sarka

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

“Florida Wetlands” by Mary Anne Sarka

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Waves and Palm Trees” by Mary Anne Sarka

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

maryannesarka@gmail.com 

 paintingsdm@gmail.com 

 Etsy.com: PaintingByDandMSarka 

 www.paintingbydandmsarka.com 

 

 

 

 

 

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Abstract Artist, Eileen Shaloum Is Featured In SOLO Exhibition At Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Beginning March 23rd

Abstract artist, Eileen Shaloum‘s SOLO Exhibition at the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts opens Friday, March 23, 2018 through April 5, 2018.  Her latest body of work, “Invisible Cities,” is inspired by the book of the same title by Italo Calvino. Eileen was moved to interpret those descriptions into fantastic landscapes, which she calls  “Dreamscapes.” Get lost in the villages, climb the stairs and ladders to nowhere, and wind your way over the roads that bring you deep into these colorful works of art! In some of these pieces, there are thoughts, reflections, and musings with which the viewer might identify, as well.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and details here about two receptions on Friday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 24th and opportunities to meet the artist! 

 

 

 

 

1105 2nd Ave. South    Lake Worth, FL 33460          561-508-7315

 www.benzaitencenter.org

 

 

The Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts

 

 

FEATURES  a  SOLO Exhibition BY:

 

 

Abstract Artist, Eileen Shaloum

 

 

WEARABLE  ART  SHOW  RECEPTION:

FRIDAY,  MARCH 23

6 – 10 PM

Live music, cocktail reception, art vendors, fashion show, live glassblowing

$50.

FREE  OPEN  TO  THE  PUBLIC  RECEPTION :

SATURDAY,  MARCH 24

2 – 5 PM

Glassblowing demonstrations and refreshments.

 

Directions:  DO NOT USE GPS!

It will take you the wrong way. Instead, follow these easy directions:
Exit I-95 at 6th Ave. South and go East.
Take a Left at South F Street (at the Kwik Stop Store)
Take a Right on 3rd Ave. South to our Large Parking Lot
Enter in Rear of Building

GALLERY  HOURS:

Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment. Please call 561.508.7315 for more information.

This Exhibition is Available March 23, 2018 through April 5, 2018

 

 

 

“Threads” by Eileen Shaloum

 

 

Eileen Shaloum will be exhibiting her hangings, as well as some abstracts on stretched canvas at Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts from March 23, 2018 through April 5, 2018. Her exhibit coincides with the Center’s fundraiser, “The Wearable Art Show,” on Friday, March 23rd  6- 10 pm, which is an event with live music, cocktail reception, wearable art vendors, fashion show, and glassblowing demonstrations. The event raises money for children’s programs and scholarship funding. The cost for that event is $50 per person.   A second, FREE, Open to the Public Reception takes place on Saturday, March 24 from 2 – 5 PM. There will be glassblowing demonstrations and refreshments.

 

“Reflections” by Eileen Shaloum

 

Eileen is a painter and mixed media artist who finds the whimsical in her subject matter. Her latest body of work, a group of abstract compositions on un-stretched canvas, is an extension of her “Invisible Cities” series. These hangings, constructed by sewing and gluing canvas pieces together, are then layered with paint and textural components, such as fabric, papers, string, beads, and found objects. By using canvas in a variety of shapes, she is not limited to the confines of a square or rectangular picture plane. The joyful and imaginary quality of her style invites the viewer to interact with the themes of these spirited compositions. Her use of bright colors, mark making and layering paint with textural components, show great spontaneity and freedom.

 

 

“Dip in the Pool” by Eileen Shaloum

 

 

 

Eileen tells The Rickie Report, “I am an abstract painter and mixed media artist who enjoys working with a variety of  subjects,  real, surreal or pure abstraction.  I bury images under layers of paint, pastel, charcoal, found objects, cloth, photographs and collaged paper.  I frequently use written passages, which may include poetry, quotes or old letters, in support of my message.  I play with line, shape, texture and color trying to draw the viewer in to interact with the themes in my spirited compositions.  Reflection on life is what inspires me.  I base my themes on the world around me.  Whether it is women’s issues, the everyday trials and tribulations of humanity, or my travels to awe-inspiring and exotic locations, my work is a reflection of things that are important to me”.

 


 

“Zaira” by Eileen Shaloum

 

 

Eileen earned her Bachelor of Arts in Art Education and her Masters in Art History at Hofstra University, Hempstead NY.  To further her knowledge and skills as an artist, she has participated in workshops in the United States and in Italy.  Eileen is an active member of numerous art-related organizations, including: Florida Artists Group (FLAG), National Association of Women Artists, ​National Association of Women Artists (Florida Chapter), Art League of Long Island, WITVA-Women in the Visual Arts, Boca Museum Artists’ Guild, and the Delray Beach Art League.

 

 

For more details about Eileen’s artistry please visit:

  Eileenshaloum.com

 

 

For more information about this event:

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts:

1105 2nd Avenue South    Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561.508.7315 | aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Judith Harris’ Artwork And “Red” Exhibit Both Featured At Lake Worth Art League Gallery

The Lake Worth Art League is proud to host a special exhibit featuring the paintings and creative works of locally based artist Judith Harris. The exhibition along with the League’s main show, ‘Red’ in the Art League’s downtown Lake Worth Gallery.  The Opening Reception for both exhibits will be held on Friday February 9th. Artists will be on-hand, wine and nibbles served, and original paintings, 3-D works, and the Gallery’s boutique items will be on display for enjoyment and purchase. This event is open and free to all. The exhibits will run February 6th through March 4th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 Lake Worth Art League

Gallery: 604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth FL (One block north of the Cultural Council)

561-586-8666

Lwartleague@gmail.com www.lwartleague.org facebook.com/lwartleague

NEW Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11am – 6pm

Sunday Noon – 4 pm Closed Mondays

The Lake Worth Art League Presents:

Judith Harris, Featured Artist,

and

Red” Exhibit

Free Opening Reception

Friday February 9th

6:00 – 8:00 PM

 Judith Harris

The exhibits will run February 6th through March 4th

“Horse of a Different Color” by Judith Harris

 

Judith Harris began her passion for painting approximately ten years ago when she studied oil painting with South Florida artist and instructor, John D’Auria, who recognized and encouraged her creative talents. Since then, Judith has become a full-time artist and has created fine art pieces in an array genres and subjects from Florida landscapes to playful ponies and pups and bold beach babes.

 

“Puppy Love” by Judith Harris

 

 

A dedicated artist, she paints most days, enjoys the interaction of studio time with fellow artists, and is active in both the Lake Worth and Delray Art Leagues. Artistic talent is a family-thing as her son, Yale Gurney, is a successful South Florida commercial photographer and her two grandchildren will no doubt be soon playing in the paint. Judith and her husband, Bill, live Lake Worth.

 

 

 

 

For more information on Judith’s exhibit, the ‘Red’ exhibit, classes, or membership:

www.lwartleague.org

Contact the League at 561-586-8666

lwartleague@gmail.com

Visit the Gallery at 604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Sunday, noon-4:00 pm

 

 

 

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