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/

 

 

 

 

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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/

 

 

 

 

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Stunning Art, Unique Gifts Fill Downtown Delray Beach At 19th Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival November 24 – 25

Skip the Back Friday lines and enjoy a beautiful stroll outside during the 19th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival.  The free, 2 day event takes place November 24-25.  Joining the fun this year is Howard Alan Events’ newest addition, the Live Well Be Well Tour presented by FPL SolarNow™.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the unique functional and decorative art pieces you can make your own!

 

 

 

 

 

19th Annual

Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival

 

 

Saturday & Sunday

November 24  and  25

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Navigation Address:

401 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444​

Free and open to the public

 

Naples artist Alina Eydelia uses environmentally-friendly, farmed and harvested butterfly wings, acrylics and oils to create eye-catching artistry.

 

 

 

 

Presented by Howard Alan Events, the nation’s top art festival producer, life-sized and displayable sculpture, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, wearable art and more are arranged, gallery-style, for the enjoyment of art appreciators, collectors, shoppers and pedestrians alike.

 

 

MD metal artist Josef Belchatovski brings his intricately hand-fused sculpture to the art festival.

 

The outdoor, pet-friendly event features a fully vetted, juried selection of fine art. The Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival also offers the opportunity to meet with the artists, ask about techniques, commission a specific piece and discover the inspiration behind each magnificent creation.

 

 

 

 

GA mixed-media artist Diana Aherens uses oil, acrylic, and metal, combined with a palette knife and incorporating cold and hot kiln-fired glass to create multi-dimentional, vibrant wall art

 

 

 

The Live Well Be Well Tour presented by FPL SolarNow™ includes a mini festival- within-a-festival with a dedicated area of booths offering information and demonstrations on current health and medical practices, sustainable energy alternatives, organic foods, homeopathic treatments, state-of-the-art exercise equipment and other vendors dedicated to providing tools for healthy living.

 

 

Texas couple Dan and Nisha Ferguson explore the fantastical in their colorful sculptures.

 

 

 

Festival At-A-Glance:

 

Juried outdoor craft showcase

Original Art & Crafts Handmade in America

Original Art & Crafts Handmade in America

150 artists from throughout Florida and the United States

Prices set to suit all budgets

All artists are on site for duration of festival

Pet friendly (leashed pets)

Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.: ​​​​​​

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, from Colorado to Florida, Howard Alan Events produces award winning art and craft festivals in 40 different locations each year.

 

 

 

About FPL SolarNow™:

FPL SolarNow™ provides FPL customers with an easy way to help bring more solar into local Florida communities. From solar trees and solar canopies to walkways, these solar arrays provide shade and generate clean, emissions-free energy that flows to the grid and benefits the entire community. These clean energy arrays seamlessly integrate into the landscape to create a unique space where family and friends can interact and learn more about solar energy. And, depending on their location, they provide additional seating, shade and serve as a convenient charging station. To learn how you can get involved visit Solarnow.FPL.com.

 

 

 

For additional information on the Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Call To Artists For 4th Annual Plein Air Palm Beach Plein Fun Fest In Delray Beach February 1,2,3 2019

Plein Air Palm Beach and Old School Square in Downtown Delray Beach is hosting the 4th Annual “Plein Air Fun Fest” on February 1, 2 and 3, 2019.  It is time for artists to apply to participate!  The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds you that there are over $2,000 in cash prizesKudos to Plein Air Palm Beach ! Art lovers are welcome to watch as these artists create, so Mark Your Calendars!! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALL TO ARTISTS

Plein Air Palm Beach –Plein Fun Fest – Delray Beach, Florida

February 1, 2, 3, 2019

Let’s keep the FUN in our 4th Annual Plein Fun Fest!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us as we paint beautiful Delray Beach, Florida, known as the “Most Fun Small Town”. 

This is a 3 event with the competition on Saturday, February 2. 

Judging and awards of over $2000 cash, plus merchandise awards. 

Awards and Collectors’ reception will be co-hosted by Old School Square. 

Limited to 50 artists. Exhibit & Sale!

 

 

 

Events Dates:  February 1, 2, 3, 2019

Friday, February 1-  Paint-out with Critique

Paint -out and critique for those Artists who want to join in the FUN but not interested in competition, includes hospitality suite. This Plein Air Paint-out allows artists the opportunity to enjoy not only painting but sharing their creativity with the public. Paintings from this day may be part of the Silent Auction that concludes at the Saturday reception in the Ocean Breeze room.

Saturday, February 2 – Plein Fun Fest – Painting Competition

Cash awards , Awards ceremony,  reception, Silent Auction and Sale 

Sunday, February 3 – Paint the Beach for FUN

Early Registration: November 30, 2018 

Deadline:  December 29, 2018 

PLEIN FUN FEST WEEKEND SCHEDULE:

Friday: Paint-out & Critique

On Friday, Feb 1, 2019 – There will be a Paint-out with Critique for those Artists who want to join in the FUN but not interested in competition. There is a charge of $20 which includes hospitality suite. Artists may bring 1-2 guests at $10/per person. Because of the popularity of PAPB’s paint-out with critique that is run by Manny Jomok we decided to make it part of Plein Fun Fest. Registered Artists will meet at Old School Square at 9 AM and decide where to paint. Critique leaders will be available to offer assistance to those who are new to plein air. This Plein Air Paint-out allows artists the opportunity to enjoy not only painting but sharing their creativity with the public. To the viewers, this art form can be very exciting because it invites them into the creative process: the sight, sound, and even smell of the artists´ world. One of the best parts of plein air painting is the congeniality of artists. Paintings must be back by 12 noon to be part of the Silent Auction.

At 12 PM all will meet again at Old School Square Field House for an Artist Hospitality Suite. From there we will break into groups of no more than 10 for a shared art critique. And, as last year there will be a fabulous luncheon buffet for participating artists. After critique, artists will have time to tweek paintings if they wish, and frame them for hanging in the Silent Auction, but they must be completed and framed by 3-3:30. Framing is to take place on tables after table cloths are removed.

Paintings from this day may be part of the Silent Auction that concludes at the Saturday reception in the Ocean Breeze room. They are not part of the judging.

Saturday: Plein Air Competition

Plein Fun Fest – Painting Competition
Plein Air Competition: Saturday February 2, 2019,Juried Artists have been selected to compete in this event that will take place in Delray Beach, FL on Saturday February 2, 2019. Awards ceremony and reception February 2, 2019 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Cash awards will be given as follows: 1st Place, 2nd Place; 3rd Place; Judges’ Recognition and Honorable Mention. Sales of paintings resulting from this exhibition are subject to a 30% commission.

8 to 9 AM: Artists check in at the south side of the Crest Theater at Old School Square at 51 N. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL. Once participating artists have their canvases or painting surfaces stamped at check-in. Artists may have stamped as many painting surfaces as they wish but may only submit up to two artworks in the competition.

The Plein Air Painting Locations:
After check in artists can then begin painting at location of their choice anywhere within the boundaries Delray Beach. Each artist of will be given a map that delineates the competition boundaries and suggested painting locations for those artists unfamiliar with the area. Artists will be able to choose their own location from a thoughtfully compiled list of suggestions. Locations include marinas, historic buildings and monuments, gardens, architecture, ocean, intracoastal waterway views, small shops and much more. In case of rain, covered locations with views that artists can paint will also be identified.

Artists must paint within the competition boundaries and without the assistance of photographs. Any medium may be used, although photography is not acceptable in this competition. For the purposes of this event, plein air painting is defined as predominantly completed on site (80%) with minor tweaking of less than 20%.

3-4 PM: Paintings must be back at 3:00 to be photographed and framed.  Then they are to hang on the fencing under their names.  Artist will then enjoy reception and Hospitality room which will be open until 5:00. An area for framing and photgraphing artwork will be setup in the Music Room of the Crest Theater. There will also be a hospitality suite exclusively for competing artists in the Library of the Crest Theater. Artists may bring 1-2 guests at $10/per person. Competing artists can turn in up to two framed and wired, ready to hang artworks which will be displayed along the fencing designated by artist name in the Loge Walkway of Old School Square. Artworks must be completed by 3 pm and on display by 4 pm. Paintings not returned on time will be disqualified for jurying and show/sale.

4:30 PM Judging

5:30 – 7:30 PM Artists & Collectors Reception and Awards Ceremony. Exhibit, awards and sale will take place in the Ocean Breeze room and the Loge walkway connecting to the Cornell Museum

The Awards

Cash awards based on the judges selections will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place, Juror’s Recognition and Honorable Mention Awards.
1st Place $1000.
2nd Place $500.
3rd Place $200.
Juror’s Recognition $150.
Honorable Mention $150.
Additional awards may be presented at the committee’s discretion.

 

Sunday Paint the Beach for FUN

We had a great time last year painting the beach, so we are planning to do so again. Like before we will at the pavilion at the end of Atlantic Ave. There will be coffee and donuts. The city of Delray Beach does not require a permit for our paint-out that could have upwards of 50 plus plein air painters but asks us not to congregate in one place. Imagine the visual of all the plein air painters stretched out along the beach. NIrvana. This is just a painting for the shear joy of it as Delray Beach prohibits selling of anything at the beach.

 

 

For more information :

E-mail: info@pleinairpalmbeach.com

Website & Full Prospectus:  www.pleinairpalmbeach.com

Contact:  Donna Walsh   561.499.0346 

    Lorrie Turner   561.632.2914

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Delray Gets It Right! Join In Celebrating Delray Beach “Plein Fun Fest”!

Delray Beach Gets It Right!  Despite the recent trend of banning painters from capturing the local scenes on the street in cities such as St. Augustine, Winter Park, and Barcelona, Spain, the city of Delray Beach is actively supporting plein air painters!  Delray Beach understands the difference between hucksters bothering tourists in exchange for a few coins for entertainment and the artistic endeavors of artists who are capturing their town’s history in valuable works. The Rickie Report urges everyone to join in “Plein Air Fun Fest” on February 19th-21st.   On Friday, February 19th, plein air artists are welcome to stop by the tent in Old School Square for art critiques.  On Saturday, February 20th, come and watch the artists as they paint every day scenes and bring more emphasis to the “ordinary”.  Everything will be for sale at 5pm! On Sunday, February 21st, a new generation of plein air painters take center stage with mentors Ralph Papa and members of Plein Air Palm Beach (PAPB).  Here are the details and some sneak peeks! No wonder that Delray Beach has twice won the all American City Award, and was recently named by the US News and World Report “the most fun small city” in America. This city gets it right!

 

 

 

Plein Air Palm Beach  Invites You To: 

 

PLEIN  FUN  FEST!

Friday, February 19

 9 am – Noon

 

 

Saturday, February 20

 

8 am – 3:00 pm  Paint!

5:30 – 7:30 pm  Sale and Awards Reception!

 

 

 

Sunday, February 21  

3:30  Youth Paint Out!

 

Old School Square

 51 N. Swinton Street  Delray Beach, FL

 

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Come to Delray Beach, where more than 50 painters from around the country will capture scenes from the city in a two days event of competition, fun and education!  In addition to “Plein Air Fun Fest”, the Delray Beach Historical Society is hosting the  “Nostalgic Delray Exhibit” of more than 70 works, all painted on the streets of downtown Delray.  

 

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Plein Air Palm Beach Painters in Delray Beach, FL

PLEIN FUN FEST WEEKEND SCHEDULE

 

 

Friday, February 19th: Paint-out & Critique

There will be a Paint-out with Critique for those Artists who want to join in the FUN but not interested in competition. There is a charge of $20 which includes hospitality suite. Because of the popularity of Plein Air Palm Beach’s 1st & 3rd Tuesday paint-out with critique that is run by Manny Jomok we decided to make it part of Plein Fun Fest.

 

Registered Artists will meet at Old School Square at 9 AM and decide where to paint. Critique leaders will be available to offer assistance to those who are new to plein air. This Plein Air Paint-out allows artists the opportunity to enjoy not only painting but sharing their creativity with the public.

 

To the viewers, this art form can be very exciting because it invites them into the creative process: the sight, sound, and even smell of the artists’ world. One of the best parts of plein air painting is the congeniality of artists.

 

 

At Noon the artists will meet again at Old School Square Field House for an Artist Hospitality Suite. From there we will break into groups of no more than 10 for a shared art critique.

 

 

 

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Plein Air Palm Beach artists on location

 

Saturday: Plein Air Competition

Plein Air Competition: Saturday Feb 20, 2016 -Juried Artists have been selected to compete in this event that will take place in Delray Beach, FL on Saturday, February 20, 2016.

Awards ceremony and reception Feb. 20 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Cash awards will be given as follows: 1st Place, 2nd Place; 3rd Place; Judges’ Recognition and Honorable Mention. Sales of paintings resulting from this exhibition are subject to a 30% commission.

 

8 to 9 AM: Artists check in at the south side of the Crest Theater at Old School Square at 51 N. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL. Once participating artists have their canvases or painting surfaces stamped at check-in. Artists may have stamped as many painting surfaces as they wish but may only submit up to two artworks in the competition.

 

 

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Plein Air Palm Beach artist on location

 

 

The Plein Air Painting Locations:

After check-in artists can then begin painting at location of their choice anywhere within the boundaries Delray Beach. Each artist of will be given a map that delineates the competition boundaries and suggested painting locations for those artists unfamiliar with the area. Artists will be able to choose their own location from a thoughtfully compiled list of suggestions. Locations include marinas, historic buildings and monuments, gardens, architecture, ocean, intracoastal waterway views, small shops and much more. In case of rain, covered locations with views that artists can paint will also be identified.

 

Artists must paint within the competition boundaries and without the assistance of photographs. Any medium may be used, although photography is not acceptable in this competition.

 

3-4 PM: An area for framing and photographing artwork will be setup in the Music Room of the Crest Theater. There will also be a hospitality suite exclusively for competing artists in the Library of the Crest Theater. Competing artists can turn in up to two framed, ready to hang artworks which will be displayed from the artist easel(s) in the Ocean Breeze room and Loge Walkway of Delray Beach Center for the Arts. Artworks must be completed by 3 pm and on display by 4 pm.

 

4:30 PM: Exhibit, awards and sale will take place in the Ocean Breeze room and the Loge walkway connecting to the Cornell Museum, where an exhibit of Plein Air Palm Beach Contributing artists will be ongoing.

 

5:30 – 7:30 PM Artists & Collectors Reception and Awards Ceremony

The Awards

Cash awards based on the judges selections will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place, Juror’s Recognition and Honorable Mention Awards.
1st Place $1000.
2nd Place $500.
3rd Place $200.
Juror’s Recognition $150.
Honorable Mention $150.
Additional awards may be presented at the committee’s discretion.

 

 

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Bystanders watching Palm Beach Plein Artist on location

Sunday: Youth Plein Air Event

 

On Sunday, February 21 from 1 PM to 3:30 PM there will be a youth plein air paint out. A group of young artists ages 10-18 from Milagro Center, IXT Young Artists and others will have an opportunity to paint en plein air. Ralph Papa is the chairperson for this event and will be doing a demonstration to start things off. The pre-registered young artists will then paint on the ground of Old School Square. . Ralph along with artists from PAPB will be assisting the young artists in a mentoring capacity. After the paint-out the young artists and the mentors will meet back in Old School Square for and ice cream social and show and tell of the day’s paint-out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Email info@pleinairpalmbeach.com

or visit:

www.pleinairpalmbeach.com

 

 

 

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

Creative Arts School At Old School Square In Delray Beach Announces February Workshops

Each year the Creative Arts School at Old School Square presents a variety of workshops led by resident and visiting artists. Learn more about Plein Air painting with Ralph Papa, Plein Air Figure Painting with Eli Cedrone, Building an abstract Series with Brenda Hope Zappitell, Abstract Workshop with Sally Cooper, or Creativity and Style for Artists with Ralph Papa.  The Rickie Report shares the details about these One-Day and Two-Day Workshops and urges you to sign up , as spaces are limited!

 

 

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51 N. Swinton Avenue        Delray Beach, FL 33444
Http://OldSchoolSquare.org
561.243.7922

 

 

 

The Creative Arts School

at Old School Square

Presents February Workshops

Workshops meet at the Creative Arts School, located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre building at Old School Square.

 

 

Plein Air Painting with Ralph Papa

Friday, February 5th

9:00 am to 3:30 pm

 

 

 

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“Riverbed” by Ralph Papa

 

This one-day workshop, part of the Resident Artist Workshop Series, is for artists at all levels who wish to improve their ability to sketch and paint outdoors. This one-day workshop includes instructor demonstrations, scene selection criteria, tools of the trade, setup, composition, perspective, color selection and mixing followed by a critique and Q&A session. Fee is $165.

 

 

 

Figure Painting En Plein Air with Eli Cedrone

Friday and Saturday, February 12 & 13

9:30 am to 4:30 pm

 

 

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“En Plein Air Figures” by Eli Cedrone

 

 

This workshop is part of the Visiting Artist Workshop Series for professional and serious amateur artists. Learn the fundamentals of painting from the live model in an outdoor setting. We’ll be working with well-lit models in quick poses, moving to longer poses as the class progresses. Topics include outdoor lighting conditions (direct, ambient and reflected light), how sunlight affects color, seeing color and value as a unit, and developing the ability to paint quickly and accurately. Fee is $375.

 

 

 

 

Building an abstract Series with Brenda Hope Zappitell

Tuesday-Thursday, February 23 – 25

9:30 am to 4:30 pm

 

 

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Abstract by Brenda Hope Zappitell

 

 

This intensive workshop is part of the Visiting Artist Workshop Series for professional and serious amateur artists and focuses on creating a series by learning how to paint three or more paintings a day, using acrylic paint. Topics also include color theory, composition and suggestions for creating your own “painting process.” There will be daily meditation and painting demonstrations. Fee is $540.

 

 

 

Creativity and Style for Artists with Ralph Papa

Friday, February 26th

 9 am to 3:30 pm

 

 

 

 

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                             PHOTO by RALPH PAPA

 

 

This one day workshop, part of the Resident Artist Workshop Series, is for intermediate and advanced artists. Take your artwork to the next level! Included will be methods of constructive critiquing, demonstrations and exercises to show how your work can improve. Fee is $165.

 

 

 

 

Abstract Workshop with Sally Cooper

Saturday, February 27th

 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

 

 

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Abstract by Sally Cooper

 

 

This workshop is part of the Resident Artist Workshop Series. Jump start your creativity and push your painting experience to new levels in this energized, intensive workshop where emphasis is on an intuitive, fearless approach, experimentation and individual creativity. Fee is $185.

 

About The Faculty:

 

 

ELI CEDRONE began her career in Bermuda at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising. She teaches workshops nationally and in Bermuda, California and Italy. She has always been influenced by the power of images to express ideas and emotions and believes painting is a process of discovery and decision making where disparate elements pull together until the image is clearly expressed. She works primarily in oils and is drawn to the human form, where figures exist both in representational and painterly worlds. She describes her style as Contemporary Impressionism.

 

 

 

SALLY COOPER has been painting all her life and began actively pursuing her creative talents in the late eighties.  In 1990 she was awarded an annual Art Award from Broward Community College.  In the mid 90’s she moved from detailed representational work and began to seek the abstract.  By 2000 image reference was left behind and her style evolved into explosions of color, markings and movement.  Her work has been included in numerous regional and national competitive exhibitions receiving awards in most.  She is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society.  In 2005 her painting “Life Force II” received Honorable Mention in Watercolor Magic Magazine’s national competition.

 

 

 

RALPH PAPA teaches drawing and painting at his Delray studio and at the Creative Arts School. He is a member of the Garrison Art Center, the Delray Art League, Past President of the Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum and co-founder of Plein Air Painters of Palm Beach. His paintings range from studio works composed of real and imagined themes to figurative, portraits and plein air paintings. His works are in public and private collections in the U.S. and Canada.

 

 

 

BRENDA HOPE ZAPPITELL creates abstract expressionist works born out of intuition and serendipitously influenced by nature and life experiences. Her work is in both private and public collections and she is represented in galleries all over the U.S. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions in NYC, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, and New Orleans as well as in other locations. Zappitell is a contributing writer for Professional Artist Magazine and writes an ongoing blog for their website. She has taught many workshops to artists from all over the country.

 

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Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Celebrating 25 years as the community’s gathering place, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The Creative Arts School (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography, writing and performance classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events.

 

For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit OldSchoolSquare.org.

 

 

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27th Annual Delray Beach Festival Of The Arts Slated for January 23 – 24, 2016

On January 23 and 24, 2016, experience the 27th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts. One mile along Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach, starting at US1 and continuing east over the Intracoastal Waterway to A1A and the Atlantic Ocean, will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery. See original artwork and affordable gift items by more than 300 artists from the U.S. Enjoy eclectic art displays, live music and a Free art giveaway.  Free admission.  The Rickie Report shares the details and highlights three of the artists:  Petr Bednarik, Jim Bobick and Carla Blank.

 

 

 

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27th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts

Saturday, January 23

&

Sunday, January 24

10 am – 5 pm

Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach (US-I across the Intercoastal Bridge to AIA)

Navigational address: 1111 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483

To Support the Arts and the Local Community

Free and open to the public

 

 

The largest juried art affair in South Florida returns to Downtown Delray Beach January 23-24, 2016. This nationally ranked outdoor street fair spans one mile of Atlantic Avenue starting at US1 and continuing east over the Intracoastal Waterway all the way to A1A and the Atlantic Ocean. The exhibitors, more than 300 from around the country, are selected from hundreds of applicants to ensure quality and diversity. Admission is free and open to the public. 

 

Petr Bednarik

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“Maroon Bells” by Petr Bednarik

Petr Bednarik
http://www.petrbednarik.com

 

Petr says, “I’m sorry if I am going to disappoint you, but these are not pictures and I am not a National Geographic photographer. I am an artist and what you see are windows and doors to the soul. My media is photography.  I use landscapes and cityscapes as my key to open those window and doors. You will not see people in my images and if you do it is just to provide a scale to what is around them.  Usually they are small and it is difficult to even find them. A man is not the center of a universe despite acting like one.  The soul is vast and filled with love, understanding and compassion. What is reflected in my photography is the human soul. First seen by my eyes and then captured by a digital or film media, an open window revealing beauty, gentleness and hope.  The same beauty gentleness and hope the Creator reflected in our being. Now take another look around you and let your soul immerse in the Supreme soul of the Universe.  There is no wall between you and the Creator. Without you there is no Universe and without the Universe you are not.”

 

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“Morning Light” by Petr Bednarik

 

 

 

 

The artistic media with broad appeal will include paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media and much more. The prices will be set to suit all budgets; perfect for art enthusiasts and collectors as well as the casual shopper interested in unique gift items. 

 

Jim Bobick

 

 

 

 

Jim’s work is an exploration of light and color- a physical translation of his ideas surrounding the ethereal. His inspiration comes from many sources: ancient philosophy, the sky, the ocean, music, and poetry. His painting process is intuitive and reactive – he applies several thin layers of oil, each layer a reaction to the one applied before it, letting the painting guide itself to its final incarnation. Jim is from the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC. In 1998, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland. Since graduating, Jim had a career as an art teacher and a career in the financial industry before settling fulltime as an artist. Since then, Jim has exhibited his work extensively around the country and his paintings are included in many public and private collections throughout the United States and Canada. He has won numerous awards and has been reviewed in major newspapers.  Jim lives, works, and owns a gallery in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

 

Jim Bobick
http://www.jimbobick.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Festival promoter Howard Alan Events encourages patrons to explore the vast array of original art and learn more about the artists and their creative process. They will also have the opportunity to register to win the free art giveaway featuring the work of an exhibiting artist. No purchase is necessary to participate and the winner will be announced during the final hour of the art show. A portion of the proceeds from the festival benefits the Downtown Delray Beach Development Authority. The mission of the DDA is to oversee business development, market and promote the merchants of the district, communicate and facilitate a clean and safe community and work to enhance physical improvements.

 

 

Carla Bank

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“Tres Amigos” by Carla Blank

 

 

 


Carla tells us,”I have a passion for painting that has been with me since childhood. That coupled with my love of pop culture, brings my vision to canvas. Being a native of Mexico, and having been a Chicagoland resident for many years, I bring a unique perspective to modern art. My inspiration is all around me in this great city and my use of color stems from the celebrated artistic heritage of my home country.  I paint familiar people, places and things and the ultimate goal of my art is to bring joy to those who view it. I don’t limit my art to canvas, other materials such as wood and glass have also been vehicles for artistic expression. My process usually involves traditional brushes, but most recently I have experimented with finger painting, and found it to be another liberating way to express my creativity”.

Carla Bank
http://www.carlabank.com

 

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“Raindrops” by Carla Bank

Festival Information At – A -Glance:

 

 

  • 27th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts
  • January 23 – 24, 2016 – Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
  • Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach (US-I across the Intercoastal Bridge to AIA)
  • Navigational address: 1111 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483
  • Free and open to the public
  • Juried gallery style outdoor art showcase
  • Consistently ranked among top 100 fine art shows in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine
  • Largest art affair in South Florida spanning one mile of Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach
  • Original Art
  • Handmade in America
  • 300 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Free Art Giveaway
  • Partial proceeds from the art show benefits the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority

 

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

 

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Alexandria King Street Art Festival (Alexandria, VA), Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists.

 

 

For additional information on the 27th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit  www.artfestival.com

or

Call 561-746-6615

 

 

 

http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/downtown-delray-beach-festival-arts

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1545824982332729/

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Plein Air Palm Beach Shares Call For “Plein Air Fun Fest”. Early Application Deadline Is December 18th.

Old School Square in Downtown Delray Beach is hosting a “Plein Air Fun Fest” on February 19th and 20th, 2016.  Artists are invited to apply, with an EARLY DEADLINE of December 18th.  The LATE DEADLINE is January 15, 2016.  This is the second year that Delray Beach has hosted a Plein Air Festival and more artists are already getting involved.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to apply and participate and reminds you that there are cash prizes !  Kudos to Plein Air Palm Beach ! Art lovers are welcome to watch as these artists create, so Mark Your Calendars!! 

 

 

 

 

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Old School Square in Downtown Delray Beach is hosting a “Plein Fun Fest” on Feb 19, and 20, 2016. Artists are asked to look up the prospectus at  pleinairpalmbeach.com/PleinFunFest

 

 

Call for Artists:

The cut off for early application is December 18, 2015

Late application is January 15,2016

SCHEDULE:

 

Friday: Paint-Out & Critique – Feb. 19th, 2016

 

  • For those Artists who want to join in the FUN but not interested in competition.

 

  • There is a charge of $20 which includes a hospitality suite.

 

 

  • Because of the popularity of PAPB’s 1st & 3rd Tuesday paint-outs with critique that is run by Manny Jomok it was decided to make it part of Plein Fun Fest.

 

  • Registered Artists  will meet at Delray Centre for the Arts at 9 AM and decide where to paint.

 

  • Critique leaders will be available to offer assistance to those who are new to plein air.

 

  • This Plein Air Paint-out allows artists the opportunity to enjoy not only painting but sharing their creativity with the public.

 

  • To the viewers, this art form can be very exciting it invites them into the creative process: the sight, sound, and smell of the artists’ world.

 

  • One of the best parts of plein air painting is the congeniality of artists.

 

  • At 12 PM all will meet again at Delray Centre for the Arts for an Artist Hospitality Suite.

 

  • From there we will break into groups of no more than 10 for a shared art critique.

 

 

Saturday: Plein Air Competition – Feb. 20, 2016

 

 

OPEN CALL!!

 

Up to 50 artists will be selected to compete in this event that will take place in Delray Beach, FL on Saturday, February 20, 2016.

 

  • $40 includes all the weekend activities.

 

  • Awards ceremony and reception Feb. 20 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

 

  • Cash awards will be given as follows: 1st Place $1000, 2nd Place $500; 3rd Place $250; Judges’ Recognition and Honourable Mention.

 

  • Sales of paintings resulting from this exhibition are subject to a 30% commission.

 

  • Deadline for early entries is on Dec 18 2015, Late deadline (late fee applies) is Jan 15th, 2016.

 

  • Notification of Jury Results is on or before Jan 31 2016.

 

  • Show date on Feb 20 2016.

 

Below are some of the winners from last year’s plein air competition:

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PleinAirDelraychris-kling Plein Air Painting by Chris Kling

For  more information about Plein Air Palm Beach

Visit:

www.pleinairpalmbeach.com

 

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Howard Alan Events’ Signature Fall Art Festival Returns To Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend

Art enthusiasts and holiday shoppers alike will marvel at the array of original art, handcrafted unique gift items and eclectic displays representing a wide variety of artistic media when the Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival returns November 28 & 29. This Signature Fall event coordinated by Howard Alan  has been ranked among the 100 Best Fine Art and Design Shows in America by Sunshine Artist magazine and features leading local and national artists. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority. Admission is free and open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of fiber artist, Ricki Levine; glass artist, Jan Kirchhof, and Hayley Zimmass’ whimsical ceramics.  This is a great alternative to shopping in a crowded mall and a chance to meet the artists who create what they are selling!

 

 

16th Annual

Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival

 

 

Saturday & Sunday

November 28 – 29

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

 

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Intersection of 4th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach  (Along NE & SE 4th Avenue, north and south of Atlantic Avenue)

 

Navigational Address: 330 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483

 

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority

 

November 28 & 29, 2015, the 16th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival. Unique gift ideas for alternative holiday shopping. 200 artists from the US will transform 4th Avenue, intersecting Atlantic Avenue, in Downtown Delray Beach into an outdoor art gallery with original fine artwork on display and for sale. The artistic media include paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and mixed media. Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.  Free and Open to the Public.

 

 

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“Lady” by Hayley Zimmass

 

 

Hayley Zimmass, Ceramics

Pine Ridge, FL

http://blog.artfestival.com/2014/09/zimmass-hayley/

 

 

 

Hayley tells The Rickie Report, “I have been making whimsical clay figures since 1988. I try to make them fun for the buyers and fun for them and their friends to look at. The artwork has expanded over the last 26 years as I have tried new ideas and perfected new methods”.

 

 

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“Dogs” by Hayley Zimmass

 

 

 

“New artwork is always coming into my head and new techniques for making it more whimsical and more fun are a constant, ongoing process. My bright colors are a signature part of my work, as is the blending of those colors through my airbrush techniques”.

 

 

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“Fish” by Hayley Zimmass

“The figures are all sculpted from blocks of clay. They are then fired in one of my kilns to harden them. Then the colors are applied, and back into the kiln again up to a bit over 1800 degrees. Then the clear glaze is applied and the figures are again fired in the kiln to get the finished artwork”.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kaleidoscope by Jan Kirschhof

Jan Kirchhof, Glass and Gourds

Parkland, FL 
http://www.almoststarvingartist.com

 

Jan tells The Rickie Report,”I have always been a crafty sort of person but did not begin my ‘art’ career until I was in my 40s, and then, it was by accident”… A girlfriend wanted to take a class in stained glass but didn’t want to go alone, so I signed up too. Little did I know that six weeks later I would be hooked! There was so much to learn that I became an apprentice, and then took a job in a commercial glass studio. In the next five years I was fortunate to work on many varied and interesting projects as well as to teach classes. 

 

 

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Kaleidoscope by Jan Kirschhof

 

 

 

“Now I work from my home studios in Parkland, Florida and Dahlonega, Georgia doing private commissions, as well as creating inventory for the shows I participate in each year”. In addition to traditional stained glass in the lead and copper foil methods, Jan specializes in what is known as an “overlay” process. By creating a silhouette image from metal and affixing it to a piece of glass, she attains a great deal of detail in a cost effective way.

 

 

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Decorative Glass by Jan Kirchhof

Jan goes on to share, “The gourd art came about, again, by accident. While shopping in a home furnishing store I chanced upon what I thought was a beautiful rustic vase. It turned out to be a gourd. I bought it and after much contemplation I decided “well shoot, I can do this”.

 

 

 

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Gourd Art by Jan Kirchhof

 

 

 

She hunted down some gourds (not easy to find in south Florida) and began her journey. “A lot of what I know about gourd art has come from books and trial and error. The finer techniques I have learned in workshops from artists involved in the Florida Gourd Society. I am currently a member of the American, Florida, and Georgia Gourd Societies”.

 

 

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Hand Knit by Ricki Levine

 

 

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Marco Island, FL
http://rickisknits.com

 

Ricki Levine shares, “After retirement from a career in the Computer Industry, boredom set in! I began knitting, a skill I had learned as a child. I was enthralled by the changes in the yarns and colors – and they inspired me to create my own designs. When I was out in one of my creations, people would ask to purchase one–I was amazed to discover that I had creative talent when I had only exercised the mechanical side of my brain during my career”!

 

 

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Hand Knit by Ricki Levine

 

 

Ricki’s Knits are all original creations, hand knitted by her. Ricki’s products include jackets, shawls, ponchos, scarves, capes and caplets. Each unique garment is a combination of 25 yarns of different textures and colors that blend together to create a unique piece of fiber art. “My color sense and attention to detail allow me to produce designs that are both fashionable and artistic. Currently, I am in several Florida boutiques in Naples, Sanibel Island, and Coral Gables, and display my work at the Howard Alan events in South Florida. I’m not bored anymore”!

 

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Hand Knit by Ricki Levine

 

As Ricki’s husband says, “Every woman looks better when they wear one of my wife’s garments”! (She tells us, “Obviously he is extremely prejudiced, but I hope you will enjoy wearing my designs as much as I enjoy creating them for you”).

 

 

This art show is a perfect setting for shoppers eager to kick off the season and get a jump-start on their holiday shopping while exploring the diverse art displays and avoiding the hectic and crowded malls. Festival patrons will have the opportunity to explore the original work of more than 200 of the finest artists in the country that have been selected from hundreds of applicants. The jury process ensures exhibits of quality work with broad appeal and prices that will be suitable to many budgets. The artists will be set up along 4th Avenue, one block north and south of Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach.

 

 

Information At-A-Glance:

 

  • 16th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival
    November 28 & 29, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Intersection of 4th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach
    (Along NE & SE 4th Avenue, north and south of Atlantic Avenue)
    Navigational Address: 330 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483
  • Free Admission
  • Produced by Howard Alan Events
  • Juried outdoor art showcase
  • Original Art Handmade in America
    200 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists are hand-selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists are on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 

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About Howard Alan Events:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 32 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine.

 

 

 

For additional information on the 16th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit http://www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

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

Missy Pierce Is Featured In SOLO Exhibit At Cafe Bleu And Will Benefit Aid To Victims Of Domestic Abuse

Cafe Bleu, in Delray Beach, FL is pleased to announce the opening of the SOLO exhibition “Tilt. An Exhibition Paired with Some Exceptional Coffee.” On view through May 30, are experimental abstract paintings by Florida-based artist, Missy Pierce. There will be an opportunity to meet the artist at the Public Reception on May 15, 2015.  40% of the proceeds from sales will benefit AVDA, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc.  The Rickie Report shares the details here and suggests you stop by, as more art lovers are taking note of her artistry!  Pierce’s work can be found in public and private art collections both in the United States and abroad.

 

 

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CAFE BLEU

Presents a SOLO EXHIBIT

by

Missy Pierce

“Tilt. An Exhibition Paired with Some Exceptional Coffee.”

PUBLIC RECEPTION

Friday, May 15th

6 – 8 pm

Proceeds from Sales Benefit

AVDA, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc.

Exhibit Continues Through May 30th

44 E. Atlantic Avenue      Delray Beach, FL

Hours Sunday through Thursday 7am-10:30pm / Friday and Saturday 7am to midnight

 

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“Rocky Haunts Me” by Missy Pierce

Cafe Bleu is pleased to announce the opening of the SOLO exhibition “Tilt. An Exhibition Paired with Some Exceptional Coffee.” On view through May 30, will be experimental abstract paintings by Artist Missy Pierce. There will be an opportunity to meet the artist at a reception on May 15, 2015, 6:00-8:00pm.

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“Particles.Dark. Very, Very Dark” by Missy Pierce


Café Bleu (formerly Spot Coffee) is located on 44 E. Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, FL. Cafe Bleu hours are Sunday through Thursday 7am-10:30pm / Friday and Saturday 7am to midnight.   Proceeds from art sales to help AVDA, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc. AVDA promotes violence-free relationships and social change by offering alternative choices to end violence and domestic abuse. For independent donations, please contact AVDA, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc., PO Box 6161, Delray Beach, FL 33482 (561)265-3797. http://www.AVDAONLINE.ORG

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“The Monster In The Room” by Missy Pierce

 

Pierce specializes in vibrant abstract and figurative paintings that explore the nature of, and search for, identity and inner strength. A repeated theme in her work is that of containment—especially the containment of parts of the self that are concealed in the conflicting roles played in our lives.

 

 

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” Bali” by Missy Pierce

 

Pierce tells The Rickie Report, ” I specialize in vibrant abstract paintings that explore the nature of, and search for, identity.  A theme often repeated in my work is that of “holding it together” or the “containment,” of aspects of one’s self. This dynamic is often explored in the context of domestic roles juxtaposed with conflicting roles as a feminist. In my work, I focus on the images I choose to conceal rather than project in a particular role.  My paintings represent the release of those otherwise suppressed images. “

 

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“Mommy Used To Be So Pretty” by Missy Pierce

 

She goes on to explain, “I work with acrylics, papers, and tar gel applied in multiple layers to create a canvas with texture, depth and history. My work has often been subjected to a final harmonizing agent, such as detailed pattern-making, sanding with power tools or “pours” that have been partially dissolved to reveal evocative glimpses of the underlying layers.”

 

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“The Snarl” by Missy Pierce

 

 

Pierce’s work can be found in public and private art collections both in the United States and abroad, and has been seen in numerous exhibitions. Her work may currently be seen in places as diverse as the Percy Thomson Gallery in Stratford, New Zealand to the Whole Foods Market Cafe in Boca Raton, 1400 Glades Road and the West Boca Imaging Center on 7070 W. Palmetto Park Rd.

 

 

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Pierce was recently commissioned by the City of Pompano Beach to paint one of the twelve five-foot-tall fish sculptures that were installed in public locations along East Atlantic Avenue in Pompano Beach, FL.  She  volunteers as an instructor of elementary school children on group art projects, and has artwork in the permanent collections of the Eastern Institute of Technology Art Department, 17th International Collage Exhibition (Napier, New Zealand), and University of Wisconsin Art Dept.,16th International Collage Exhibition (Marshfield, WI). She has exhibited the City of Dania Beach City Hall (Dania Beach, FL), Kavanagh Gallery (St. Charles, IL), Rosetti Fine Art Gallery (Wilton Manors, FL), 16th International Collage Exhibition, outofsight.co.nz/Ice16,  Art Florida 2014, Broward Art Guild (Fort Lauderdale, FL), EARTH, Broward Art Guild (Fort Lauderdale, FL) and many more.

 

 

 

Missy Pierce’s Memberships and Affiliations include:

• Saatchi Art, http://www.saatchiart.com/profiles/portfolio/id/616919

• Society 6 http://society6.com/missypierce

• International Society of Acrylic Painters

• Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA), Corresponding Secretary to the Board, 2011-present.

• Boca Raton Museum of Art Guild, Associate Member 2011-2012

• Broward Art Guild, Associate Member 2014-present

• South Florida Artists’ Association, 2014-present

• National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), 2014-present

 

Pierce attended the Boca Raton Museum of Art School (2010-2014),  University of San Diego, School of Law, J.D. (1989) and Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Florida Atlantic University (2014-2015).

 

Pierce’s work is also on display at the Bailey Contemporary Art Center (BaCA), in Pompano Beach, where she is a juried member of the studio artist program.  Pierce maintains studios in Boca Raton and at the Bailey Contemporary Art Center, 41 NE 1st St., Pompano Beach, FL.

 

For more information about Missy Pierce’s artwork or this exhibit, please contact:

Missy Pierce – 503.703.0496  or email  pierce.missy@yahoo.com.

Please visit:

 http://www.missypierce.com/events.html

https://www.facebook.com/events/748941351871688/

www.missypierce.com

 

 

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