James Rabidoux’s Artwork Featured In SOLO Exhibit

James Rabidoux is a prolific abstract artist, whose creations bring the viewer close-up to the art work.  Why?  Because his paintings have hidden words tucked within the mysterious designs.  People delight in looking at them, seeing meaning that they themselves bring to James’ art.  His colors are usually bright, though we’ve seen some newer, muted tones.  No matter – they enthrall!  The Rickie Report shares a few sneak peeks of James’ SOLO Exhibition at the Weisman Delray Community Center.  This Exhibit is Free and Open to the Public!  We urge you to stop by because we know you’ll be captivated, too!  The Opening Reception takes place on  Thursday, September 17th.  All the details are in this article.

 

 

Public SOLO Exhibition

Featuring:

Artist, James Rabidoux

Opening Reception:

Thursday, September 17th   6 – 9 PM

 

Weisman Delray Community Center

7091 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida 33446

Phone: (561) 558-2100

http://ralesjfs.org/photos/weismancc/

Regular Exhibition Hours:
Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Exhibit Continues Through October

 

"Life" by James Rabidoux

“Life” by James Rabidoux

 

 

The public is invited to a Free and Open Reception to meet the artist, James Rabidoux on Thursday, September 17th from 6 – 9 pm at the Weisman Delray Community Center.  It is located at 7091 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida 33446. This SOLO Exhibit will be shown through October and is Free and Open To The Public.  For more information please call 561.558.2100.

 

"Play" by James Rabidoux

“Play” by James Rabidoux

 

 

James Rabidoux is a prolific abstract artist who began his art career as a graphic designer.  A graduate of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, FL, he was one of the top highest portfolio scorers.  He also attended Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH), studying Communication Arts Radio and Television. James is a trained Illustrator and Fine Artist with an outstanding portfolio of work showcasing successful global proposals.  After a 35 year award wining career in the high-end marketing and advertising world, James has retired to work on his original passion, painting. Using words and communicating are clearly part of James’ DNA!

 

 

 

"Fix" by James Rabidoux

“Fix” by James Rabidoux

 

James has taken these professional skills and brought them to his creative artistry, bringing smiles, humor and philosophical motes to his admirers.  Clearly, his skills of layout design, logo work, photography and TV commercial’s photo montages show in his current work. James works predominantly in the medium of painting, but includes Pen and Ink drawings as the stepping stone towards the larger acrylic and India ink paintings.

 

"Cheese" by James Rabidoux

“Cheese” by James Rabidoux

 

 

James is known for his “word paintings”.  He tells The Rickie Report, ” My WORD paintings start with the word it is named for… I write the word a few or many times on a blank canvas. Then I just start painting. There is no hidden message unless you find one just for you.”

 

 

"Meat" by James Rabidoux

“Meat” by James Rabidoux

 

 

He goes on to say, “Where’s Waldo?” Nope, the words are just a starting point and I’ll never run out of material.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!”  James began creating this genre of artwork about 5 years ago, when he was frustrated with a daily life-situation.  To distract himself, he wrote the word down on a piece of paper.  Then he began to paint it.  

 

"Sushi" by James Rabidoux

“Sushi” by James Rabidoux

 

James is now using phrases as well as individual words in his art work.  Enjoyment is the key to understanding James’ body of work!  HE enjoys creating as much as WE enjoy adoring, sharing and owning his artistry!

 

"Fresh" by James Rabidoux

“Fresh” by James Rabidoux

 

James has also illustrated and authored a children’s book, “I Can Exercise My Face”.  It is available exclusively for Kindle on Amazon.com.  If you are looking for a way to bond and interact with your kids, this is for you!  He says, “Parents: if you are sick and tired of re-reading the same old bedtime stories, you need this book! You’ll laugh so hard, your face will hurt!”

 

 

James Rabidoux’s artwork brings smiles or joy, grins of understanding and meaning to a complex world.  He paints every day in his studio in Ocean Ridge, FL.   His work can be found at the following Galleries and Exhibitions:

 

RCB Fine Art Gallery, Lake Worth FL. https://www.facebook.com/RolandoChangBarreroFineArt

Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture Gift shop at Old School Square. Corner of Atlantic Avenue & Swinton Avenue Delray Beach. http://delraycenterforthearts.org/

Art-Sea Living, E. Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach  http://artsealiving.com

Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery is sponsored by the Flamingo Clay Studio  http://www.flamingoclaystudio.org/

coming soon…
I AM PROUD to announce that two of my paintings have been selected for THE CONTEMPORARY ART PROJECTS USA OPENING SEASON EXHIBITION @ PAUL FISHER GALLERY  “SMALL FORMAT/AFFORDABLE ART” The show will be up October 9-24|2015

 

 

 For more information about his work please call: 561.685.1315

or Email:

Jamesrabidoux.artist@gmail.com

or visit:

https://www.facebook.com/jim.rabidoux

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

ARTNADO Calls For Student Art Contest Entries

ARTNADO 2015 announces a Student Art Contest, with 2 submission categories: 6 -8th grades and 9-12th grades.  ARTNADO, a fine art and fine craft show, will be held November 14 -15th at the Expo Center of the South Florida Fairgrounds.  All entries will be displayed and eligible for  prizes.  This is a Free Call For Student Art. Please share this with relatives, students and art educators.  Each entrant plus parents or guardians will be given Free Admission to ARTNADO.  There are a number of Drop-Off spots in Palm Beach County.  The Rickie Report gives you the details and the application form here.

 

 

 

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Artistic Synergy, as part of its innovative art fair, ARTNADO, is hosting a Student Art Contest.  The event takes place at the South Florida Fairgrounds on November 14 & 15.  The Student Art Contest has two categories:  6 – 8th grades and  9 – 12th grades.

 

  • Any medium may be used
  • 2D art work can be no larger than 16″ x 24″
  • 3D art work can be no larger than 16″ x 24″
  • There is no theme
  • All 2D art must be ready to hang (in a frame and wired to be hung. No saw tooth hangers.)
  • Attach the application form to the back of all 2D, or accompanying 3D submissions
  • All entrants are required, unless other arrangements have been made prior, to pick-up their work at ARTNADO by the closing of the show at 5:00 PM November 15, 2015

 

The goal of ARTNADO is to encourage students to open their minds and be as creative as they wish.

 

The deadline for submission is October 1, 2015.

All submissions must include the appropriate parental or guardian signature.

 

There will two separate judgings:

The first will award First, Second and Honorable Mention in each of the categories

The second, by a different set of judges, will award Grand Prize.

The Grand Prize winner will be gifted free exhibition space in the next ARTNADO as well as an art-related gift.

 

DROP OFF LOCATIONS:

Entries may be submitted at the following locations on the dates and times indicated:

  • The Brewhouse Gallery
    720 Park Ave.
    Lake Park FL 33403
    Sundays from 12 noon to closing

 

 

  • Lake Worth Art League
    604 Lucerne Ave.
    Lake Worth, FL 33460
    Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays 12-4 PM

 

 

  • Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery
    15 South J Street
    Lake Worth FL 33460
    Time to be announced

 

 

  • Delray Beach Center for the Arts
    51 North Swinton Ave.
    Delray Beach FL 33444
    4 to 7 pm on
    September 8, 15, 22, 29

APPLICATION

Submission Category:

_______________(Middle School grades 6-8)
_______________(High School grades 9-12)

Title of Work (required)_________________________________________________
Artist Statement (10 – 120 words about your theme and how it relates to your work)
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Student’s Full Name:________________________________________

Grade:____Age:______M/F____

Address:_____________________________________________

ZIP:___________

 

Parent/Guardian Name(s)____________________________________________________
Parent/Guardian Phone:___________________

E-MAIL:______________________________________

 

 

Ownership of the submission shall remain the property of the entrant, but entry into this program constitutes entrant’s irrevocable permission and consent that Artistic Synergy may display, copy, reproduce, enhance, print, sub-license, publish, distribute and create derivative work for Creative Synergy purposes. All entrants are required, unless other arrangements have been made prior, to pick-up their work at ARTNADO by the closing of the show at 5:00 PM November 15, 2015 (all entrants and their chaperone will be admitted free to the show), after which their work will become the sole property of Artistic Synergy.

 

 

WAIVER OF LIABILITY: Submission of this application constitutes an agreement to comply with all the conditions set forth here and as stated on Artistic Synergy Inc.’s website. Furthermore, I discharge Artistic Synergy, Artnado, their judges, the venue chosen and anyone transporting this work from all responsibility for any damage or loss of any kind.
NAME:——————————————        

SIGNATURE: ————————————————
Signature of Student Signature of parent/legal guardian (required if entrant under 18 years)

 

 

 

For more information please contact:

artisticsynergy@mail.com

phone 561-557-8741

artisticsynergy.org

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291