Wellington Art Society Features Fine Art Nature Photographer, Lara Chapman At Whole Foods On May 3. Simultaneous Exhibits On May 14 At Wellington City Hall/ Wellington Community Center, Plus Scholarship Winners

The Wellington Art Society and Wellington Whole Foods Market are currently showing an exhibit by Lara Chapman.  You will find beautiful and unique fine art nature photographs.  The public is invited to the Meet the Artist Reception on May 3rd.  The exhibit is currently on display until the end of June.  In addition, WAS invites the public to the Wellington City Hall Gallery and the Wellington Community Center Gallery exhibits on May 14. The two venues are located on Forest Hill Boulevard just a short walk from each other. Light refreshments will be served at City Hall.  Nancy Yanetti will give an Artist demo.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.  Congratulations to the WAS Scholarship winners!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON   ART   SOCIETY

Presents

 

 

A   SOLO   EXHIBITION

 

by

 

 

LARA  CHAPMAN

 

 

 

MEET  THE  ARTIST:

 

FRIDAY, MAY 3  

6:30 – 8 PM

Free and Open to the Public

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL

561.904.4000

Exhibit Is Available Now through the end of June, 2019

 

 

 

 

“Dipped In Red” by Lara Chapman

 

Lara Chapman was looking for a better way to connect with her local community when she purchased a camera two years ago, and began visiting local parks and attractions.  She found a profound love for nature photography and poetry as seen through a camera lens.  Lara has since written hundreds of poems and taken thousands of photographs and created the “Poetry Picturebook Series”.  Her award winning photographs are on display throughout Palm Beach County and beyond.

 

“Red Hot Lowres” by Lara Chapman

 

 

Lara finds satisfaction in watching her work come to life and does most of her own printing and framing on archival fine art paper.  Her photography is a visual medium for showing the exquisite beauty of nature in the world.  Her work showcases the treasures of the planet boldly and without reservation.  Lara lives in West Palm Beach with her husband, two children, one dog and four cats.           

WAS   SCHOLARSHIP  WINNERS  2019

Photo Courtesy of Lois Spatz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY:

 

 

 

CITY   HALL   &   COMMUNITY   CENTER   RECEPTIONS

 

Tuesday, May 14

 

 

5:00 – 7:00  PM

 

 

Wellington City Hall:     12300 Forest Hill Boulevard

Wellington Community Center:   12150 Forest Hill Boulevard   

 

Refreshments, Door Prizes, Artist Demo, and People’s Choice Award

 

Artwork by Joe Marcou

 

 

 

 

These artists will be exhibiting at one or both venues:

Victoria Albrecht

 Jennie Barnett

Betty Brodie

Jeanette Childress

Donna Donelan

Audrey Freedman

Vivian Gomez

Elizabeth (Betty) Hehmeyer

Laura Jaffe

Robin Kasten

Sharon Kleiman

Yury Lobo

Joanne Baker MacLeod

Joseph Marcou

Todd Mayfield

Susan Mosely

Ana Noble

Leslie Pfeiffer

Candace Platz

Lois Spatz

Raymonde Talleyrand

Edrian Thomidis

Haydee Ullfig

Franklin Weiss

Jean Williard

Nancy Yannetti

Betty Jane Zedonek

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In its 37th year.  It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. 

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Features Edrian Thomidis’ Demo On February 13 And New Exhibit By Members On February 26. Both Events Are Free And Open To The Public

The Wellington Art Society invites the public to two events in February. Enjoy a demonstration by Edrian Thomidis on February 13 at the Wellington Community Center.  We celebrate her imaginative clay creations, which can be found in local, national, and international collections.  On February 26, the public is invited to the Opening Reception of “Equine” and “Viewpoint”. The member exhibit includes over 90 works of art at the Wellington Community Center and City Hall Galleries.  Jean Williard will give a demo. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To Wellington Art Society Meeting

Wednesday,  February 13, 2019

 

6:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

FEATURING:

 

 

EDRIAN  THOMIDIS

 All events open to members and non-members

 

 

 

“Calling” by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

 

 

Edrian’s artistic talent was recognized at an early age and sent her on to the University of Florida’s New World School of the Arts. After graduation she worked as a Creative Director, designing web sites, original logos, business cards and posters for South Florida businesses.  She moved on to producing web sites for large corporations such as Sony, Pepsi, Discovery and Microsoft.  She became proficient in programming, usability and information architecture.  

 

 

“Secrets” by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

 

Outside of the corporate world, Edrian illustrated many images used in books, magazines and shirts.  In 2014, she suffered the loss of a loved one and in looking for an outlet for her grief, took a ceramic class at the Armory Art Center.  She found working with clay presented a challenge and led to her creating unique sculptures. Her demonstration will show her evolution as an artist and how she applies decorations and patterns to her sculptures.

 

“Disappointment” by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

Edrian is a member of the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches, the Wellington Art Society, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and the Women in the Visual Arts Organization.  Her sculptures are in many private collections around the world and in regional galleries.  She has won many awards for her work.

 

 

 

 

At The Community  Center

 &  

City Hall Galleries:

“EQUINE” and “VIEWPOINT”

 

 

    Reception and Demo by Jean Williard  

Tuesday, February 26       5 – 7 pm  

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

Join us for light refreshments, door prizes, a demonstration by Jean Williard and a People’s Choice Award presented.  The exhibit “Equine” is on view at the Wellington Community Center and “Viewpoint” can be seen at Wellington City Hall.  The Community Center and City Hall are located just west of South Shore Boulevard on Forest Hill Boulevard.  The reception is open to the public, free of charge. 

 

“Blue Jumper” by Todd Mayfield

 

 

 

There will be 95 pieces of art by 30 artists including paintings, sculptures and jewelry.  Most original art is for sale and many artists offer prints of their work. This is a wonderful chance to see beautiful art in all mediums and meet the artists. Please join us for a free, lovely reception and great art.  Come and bring your family, your neighbors or your club.  Everyone is welcome!

 

The following artists will be exhibiting:

 

 

Lynne Bernay ◊ Joanne Baker MacLeod ◊ Betty Brodie

Todd Mayfield ◊ Lara Chapman  ◊ Susan Mosely

Buu Truong ◊ Jeanette Childress  ◊ Christopher Mosquera

Hildegard Donavan ◊ Leslie Pfeiffer ◊ Sandra Encaou

George Rhodes ◊ Gail Erikson ◊ Holly Rutchey 

Audrey Freeman ◊ Rekha Shivdasan ◊ Patsy Heller 

Vivian Gomez ◊ Isadore Smith ◊ Stan Greenfield

George Taylor ◊ Elizabeth Hehmeyer ◊ Haydee Ullfig

Cynthia A. Hockaden ◊ Geraldine Weinar ◊ Laura Jaffe

Annamaria Hunt ◊ Jean Williard ◊  Betty Jane Zedonek

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Continuum 2019 Brings Exhibit Of 80+ Fine Artists, Lectures, Body Painting Challenge, Fashion Show, Auction, Brunch, And Other Art Activities January 10 – 19

 The mission of CONTINUUM WPB 2019 is to collaborate between different artistic disciplines while enhancing the community.  The curators, Anthony Burks Sr., Trina Slade Burks and Craig McInnis are pleased to announce that over 80 visual artists will have their work displayed in the former Mac Fabrics Clematis Street location in West Palm Beach.  In addition to 2D and 3D artworks, the public is invited to attend a myriad of activities from January 10 – 19.  Each day will have its own vision, which makes this art fair a unique experience.  All charitable contributions go to the No More Starving Artists Foundation.   We are pleased to be a supporting sponsor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

426-428 Clematis Street   West Palm Beach, FL

  (Formerly Mac Fabrics)

 

 

Gallery is Open to the Public  

Free Admission

January 11-19, 2019

Noon – 9:00pm ( unless otherwise stated)

 

 

 

Continuum will also be at ArtPalmBeach January 16-19, 2019

Palm Beach Country Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Boulevard     West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

 

 

Curators of Continuum Left to Right: Craig McInnis, Trina Burks, Anthony Burks Sr.

 

 

 

Curators, Anthony Burks Sr., Trina Slade Burks, and Craig McInnis tell The Rickie Report, “We are back in the downtown West Palm Beach area bringing you all the great things that CONTINUUM WPB arts has always provided. Each day will have its own vision that makes this art fair a unique experience. All charitable contributions go to the No More Starving Artists Foundation”.

 

 

SCHEDULE  OF  EVENTS:

Thursday, January 10    

V.I.P. Black Tie Fundraiser Gala: 

No More Starving Artists Foundation

 7:30 – 10:00pm 

 

 

 

Attire: Formal/Cocktail
You are invited to join us at the grand opening of CONTINUUM WPB Arts & charitable fundraising event.
Music entertainment: JM & The Sweets,  DJ  Cole Rippe
Food Provided: by SubCulture Group Restaurants

 

 

 

Friday, January 11

           Artists Awards Ceremony and Artist Talks

6 – 10 pm

Artwork by Brian Wood

 

 

Saturday, January 12

       Young Masters of CONTINUUM Day

Noon – 9:00pm

 

Young Masters of Continuum 

 

 


All day activities for your artists to learn from professional artists.
Age 14-18. Must have Parent consent. Younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Demonstrations.
The presentation will be about fluid acrylics, manipulating the paint with different techniques and tools.
6:00pm Student Art Presentation
8:00pm-Student Awards

 

 

 

Sunday, January 13

         Meet the Curators and Brunch & Lecture

 11:30am – 2:00pm

 

 

Sculpture by Edrian Thomidis

 

Tuesday, January 15

        Artists Lunch & Lecture

 Noon – 2:00pm 

 

Artwork by Tony Curry

 

Wednesday, January 16

   Sponsor this night for a private party!

 

Jewelry by Maria Tritico

 

 

 

Thursday, January 17

      Quarter Auction Fundraiser

 7:00 – 10:00 pm 

A quarter auction is part raffle, auction, fundraiser and sales bingo-style event. A great opportunity have fun, raise money for a deserving charity and win affordable art while patronizing the artists’ booths. Hosted by Cecily Mathis of the Jewelry Jamboree Quarter Auction.

Join us for the artists’ marketplace displaying moderately priced items by CONTINUUM’s exhibiting artists.
Charitable event to benefit No More Starving Artists Foundation
Enjoy an evening of art and music entertainment by DJ Cole .

So what do you need to attend?
1) 2 rolls of quarters
2) A few dollars to buy your paddles & raffles.
3) Friends to have a good time with!
4) Self determination that you are going to win!
5) Compassion to want to help a charity!

 

 

Artwork by Jen Fisher

 

 

Friday, January 18

          Live Music and Entertainment

7:00 – 10:00 pm 

 

Artwork by Michael O’Keefe

Saturday, January 19

      Body painting and Fashion show

 5:00 – 10:00pm

Melange presents the Body Painting Competition & Runway Show
Competitors:
2017 & 2018 Champion, Becky Osborne
2015 Champion, Georgette Pressler
Renata Rodrigues
Harold Caudio
Luis Valle

 

 

 

CONTINUUM  2019  ARTISTS:

 

Abbey Funk

Adriana Ficarelli

Adriano Ficarelli

Alvaro Rojas

Andrew (Ana` Alu) Hollimon

Anita Seltzer

Ann Friedlander

Anthony Burks Sr

Antoinette Lashley

Barbara Cheives for Afrasia Design

Barry Seidman

Betty Wilson

Brian Cattelle

Brian Wood

Caren YogaPainter Hackman

Carla Trivino

Chad Periman

Chad Steve

Craig McInnis

Cynthia Simmons

Derek Decker

Diane Martin Lublinski

Dmitri Ivnitski

Dr. Miron Abramovici

Dwight Hoffman

Edrian Thomidis

Eduardo Mendieta

Liz Ghitta Segall

Erin Wood

Evan Charney

Flavio Iryoda

Genie Fritchey

Gerald Chodak MD

Gillian Kennedy Wright

Harriet Silverstein

Hazel Griffiths

Henriett Michel

Irene Jalowayski

Jahnoi Smith

Jamaal “Visualist” Clark

James Rabidoux

Jay Hatfield

Jennifer Fisher

John Frazee

John Rachell

Julia Gabrielov

Kalimba Love

Karen H. Salup

Kat Janis

Kathryn Adele Schumacher

Katiana Smith

Lambarri

Lara Chapman

Lashica Hardy

Leo J. Arbeznik

Lucia Gomez

Lynn Doyal

Manon Sander

Maria Tritico

Mark Allen

Mark Walnock

Melissa Mastrangelo

Mike O’Keefe

Nadia Utto

Nancy Tart

Nicholas Kakavas

Nicole Galluccio

Pamela Boullier Ross

Patricia Levey

Ramel Jasir

Renata Rodrigues

Robert Catapano

Robin Wolfenden

Rosemary Fineberg

Sandy Lerman

Sarah Davis

Scott Jeffries

Stacey Mandell

Suhame Miralles Cantero

Suzanne Barton

Teresa Frazee

Tony Curry

Tracy Guiteau

Walter Johnson

William Finlayson

For more information about Continuum:

http://www.continuumwpbarts.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

 

 

 

“Visual Narrative” Exhibition Features Artist Edrian Thomidis’ Sculptures At Hatch 1121 Gallery

Edrian Thomidis‘ sculptural ceramics are realistic figures with expressive qualities, each having their own unique narrative.  Her storytelling is enhanced with large and small hand-built vessels, using various materials and techniques.  “Visual Narrative” opens with a Free Public Reception on Friday, November 30. A portion of sales will benefit the Kids For Cancer Foundation. Edrian will give an Artist Talk on Saturday, December 8.  There will be a Free, Closing Reception on Sunday, December 16.  This exhibit at Hatch 1121 Gallery in Lake Worth is available November 30 – December 16.  It runs concurrent with “FOCUS”, a full week of multi-disciplinary art throughout the City of Lake Worth.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

E  D  R  I  A  N        T  H  O  M I  D  I  S

 

” A   V I S U A L    N A R R A T I V E “

 

 

 

 

 

 

[image] “Journey” Sculpture by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

 

 

 

1121 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth, FL  33460

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT SCHEDULE:

 

 

 

OPENING RECEPTION*

Friday, November 30    6-8pm

ARTIST TALK

Saturday,  December 8    4-6pm

CLOSING RECEPTION

Sunday,  December 16    3-5pm

 

 

PUBLIC VIEWING HOURS

Friday – Saturday  1-6pm

Or by appointment call (561) 331-0606

Hatch 1121

1121 Lucerne Ave.  Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 

 

About Edrian’s Sculptures:

 

Edrian loves making art that evokes thought and emotion. Exposure to different mediums through her life experience is clear in her work. The story telling qualities and character development of children’s books is evident in all of her figurative ceramic sculptures. The textures and finishes are very painterly, while shapes, patterns, or typeface treatments are evocative of her graphic design background.

 

 

[image] “Deceit” Ceramic Sculpture by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

 

 

Edrian Thomidis’ newest figurative ceramic sculptures are motivated by her interaction with life and the fluidity of its transitions. Human experiences and moments inspire the characters and the symbols that have meaning behind her figurative sculptures. Edrian’s work is inspired by situations in life that most people can relate to. The interpretation is left to the audience and is characterized by the familiar metaphors found in each piece.  They are each unique in their theme while capturing the overall concept of moving through life.

 

 

The individual subject matter in each piece invites us to think about life as a journey, adventure or a crossing. To pause and reflect about moments of faith, desire, loss or any other moment where emotions are involved.

 

 

 

[image] “Subconscious” Figurative Ceramic Sculpture by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

*Art for a Cause: Opening Benefiting The Kids Cancer Foundation

 

 

Edrian Thomidis is a strong supporter of the Kids Cancer Foundation and has chosen to donate 10% of all proceeds from the opening reception to the Foundation.

Kids Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, founded in 2001 whose mission is to provide hope and support to local children and families battling childhood cancer and/or blood disorders. We accomplish this by providing compassionate, easily accessible, supportive care services.

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or other artwork:

Edrian Thomidis, Artist

Call: (561) 331-0606

www.thomidis.com

www.facebook.com/edrianthomidis

www.instagram.com/artsy.soul

 

 

 

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

 

Wellington Art Society Is Well Represented At “Art Of Association” Exhibit At Lighthouse Art Center. Public Is Invited To Opening Reception September 20th

The Wellington Art Society is well represented , with 20 member artists, at the Lighthouse ArtCenter‘s Annual “Art Of Association” Exhibit.  Art guilds and societies from Vero Beach to Miami, will be participating.  Art lovers and artists will see paintings, sculpture, collage, and jewelry.  All art work will be judged and prizes awarded at the Opening Reception on Thursday, September 20th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  If you are interested in meeting other artists and creatives, this is THE PLACE to be!

 

 

 

C E L E B R A T E S      T W E N T Y     M E M B E R     A R T I S T S     F E A T U R E D  

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373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, FL 

(561) 746-3101

www.LighthouseArts.org

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm
​Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm     Sunday, closed

Sculpture by Roehl Acosta

Opening  Reception & Awards:

 

Thursday, September 20, 2018

5:30 – 7:30 pm

The exhibit will be available for viewing until October 11th

Regular Admission: No charge for members, nonmembers $5

 

“GeoGem” Necklace by Marta Cruz

 

 

Wellington  Art  Society  Participating  Artists:

 

 

Roehl Acosta

Carolina King

Sandy Axelrod

Erica Kyle

Jeanette Childress

Joseph Marcou

Marta Cruz

Kathy Morlock

Donna Donelan

Leslie Pfeiffer

Gail Erikson

Pamela Ross

Audrey Freeman

Marilyn (Bobbin) Salisbury

Laurie Snow Hein

Rekha Shivdasani

Patricia Heller

Edrian Thomidis

Laura Jaffe

Jean Williard

“Ballerinas” by Kathy Morlock

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

“Collaboration IV African Diaspora” Unifies People Through Our Artistic Spirits With Events From September 12 -22nd At City Place Pop-Up Gallery

Related Companies and ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC is bringing Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition IV to CityPlace in West Palm Beach from September 12-22, 2018. The exhibition will highlight 38 different artists and reflect an African Diaspora, historically known as the movement of Africans and their descendants to places throughout the world – predominantly to the Americas. Throughout the ten day event there will be unique art, music, literature and food experiences, showcasing the diversity of the diaspora. Some of the events are free and others are ticketed. The focus of Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition is to show the community that there is another aspect of art & culture in a community that many of the Palm Beach County community have yet to experience.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges Art Lovers to get ready for a fabulous series of events! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P R E S E N T S:

 

 

 

The Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition IV  

September  12 – 22, 2018

 

701 S Rosemary Avenue, Suite 113     West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

 

Some Activities are Free and Open to The Public.  Others Are Ticketed.  Please see below for details!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collaboration is revisiting its roots.   The “Collaboration” brand was established as a pop-up exhibition format, allowing artists to hosts exhibitions in alternative spaces rather than permanent locations. ATB’s Anthony & Trina Burks, fiber artist Barbara Cheives and jewelry designer, the late Lea Jefferson, founded Collaboration. The first few exhibitions started in the Burks’ home in the Northwood neighborhood of West Palm Beach.  Since then, Collaboration has exhibited over 550 artists under several themes. Originally created in 2013, the Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition had displayed a vast variety of artists from around the country.  We have achieved this not by simply hanging art on a wall or sitting it on a pedestal, but by unique story telling through the eyes, hands and lips of the artists themselves.  

With the help of Related Companies, ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC is bringing Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition IV to CityPlace in West Palm Beach from September 13-22, 2018. The exhibition will highlight 38 different artists and reflect an African Diaspora, historically known as the movement of Africans and their descendants to places throughout the world – predominantly to the Americas. Throughout the ten day event there will be unique art, music, literature and food experiences, showcasing the diversity of the diaspora.  “We are proud to partner with ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC by providing a space for its new and thought-provoking pop-up exhibition,” said Gopal Rajegowda, Senior VP, Related Companies. “Art and culture are at the core of the reimagination of CityPlace and we’re excited to bring local artists to the forefront, allowing the public to experience their talent alongside established international artists.”

collaboration: (n) the act of working jointly.

This is a showcase of artists’, presented in homes & businesses allowing artwork to be viewed by clients in a more realistic environment rather than a gallery or museum. It allows the artists to intermingle with buyers one on one and develop a personal relationship without a third party facilitator.

 

 

The vision of this is to have an African Diaspora (The African diaspora was the movement of Africans and their descendants to places throughout the world – predominantly to the Americas).  This is the third installment of the exhibition.  Originally created in 2013, the African Diaspora had displayed a vast variety of artists from around the country.  We have achieved this not simply hanging art on a wall or sitting it on a pedestal. It was accomplished by unique story telling through the eyes, hands and lips of the artists themselves.  Created and curated by the ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC, the “Collaboration” brand was established as a Pop-up exhibition format, which allows artists to hosts exhibitions in alternative spaces & not at a permanent location.  ATB’s Anthony & Trina Burks, fiber artist Barbara Cheives and jewelry designer, the late Lea Jefferson, founded “Collaboration”.  The first few exhibitions started in the Burks’ home in Northwood. Since then “Collaboration” has exhibited over 350 artists under several themes. (I.e. Salute to Women, Students of Collaboration, Boys to Men)  The focus of Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition is to show the community that there is another aspect of art & culture in a community that many of the Palm Beach County community have yet to experience.    The concept of art itself does not have to be in reflection of the diaspora.

 

SCHEDULE:

 

 

Wednesday, September 12   11:30 AM    and  4 – 6 PM

ATB’s Media Blitz, which is a media preview day beginning at 11:30 a.m. Later in the evening, guests are invited to attend two happy hour food, drink and art demonstrations at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  The happy hour demonstrations will be done conducted by Chef Boris Seymore of B.D.S Catering & Productions and artist/curator Anthony Burks Sr. They will be giving a snippet of what will take place at the opening night VIP Food Tasting on September 13.    Though the opening night art exhibition is free to the public, tickets should be purchased online for the event food tasting by visiting http://www.atbfineartists.com/2018/08/tickets-for-collaborationafrican.html.

Thursday, September 13    7 PM

Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition Grand Opening

Friday, September 14     5:30 – 9 PM

Melange: A Night of Fashion Bazaar

Saturday, September 15    

Gallery Open  Noon – 10 PM

Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition-Meet the Artists   6 PM

Sunday, September 16   

Gallery Open  Noon – 8 PM

Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition-Marketplace & Workshop   Noon

Thursday, September 20th   

Gallery Open  Noon – 9 PM

Collaboration: African Diaspora-Book Signing featuring Ann Marie Sorrell  7 PM

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Friday, September 21

Gallery Open  Noon – 10 PM

Artists Lunch & Lecture: Business Development  12:30 – 2 PM

Saturday, September 22    

Gallery Open  Noon – 10 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to all the artists who are participating in this year’s show:

Adriana Ficarelli

Ahimsa Teabout

Alan Laird

Alfonso “Masplata” Rendón

Andrew Hollimon

Anthony Burks Sr.

Ashlee Breyan 

Ashley Ariana

Barbara Cheives

Brian Wood

Caron Bowman

Cynthia Simmons

Edrian Thomidis

Farida Gul Haroon

George Taylor

Gillian Kennedy Wright

Henrimae Bell

Isadore Smith

Jacqueline Sullivan

Jamaal Clark

Jared McGriff

Julia Polonyi

Katiana Jarbath Smith

Kianga Jinaki

Lawrence Jean-Louis

Lupe Lawrence

Lyndale Pettus

Nate Dee

Ramel Jasir

Renata Rodrigues

Robert McKnight

R.Jackson

Scott Jeffries

Shakeera Thomas

Shani Simpson

Shawn Henderson

Trina Slade-Burks

Walter Johnson

 

 

Sponsors of The Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition IV includes:

Related Companies, No More Starving Artists Foundation and Quiet Storm Premier Vodka.  We are also proud to partner with Chef Boris Seymore.

 

For more information, please visit http://www.atbfineartists.com/2018/08/save-date-for-collaboration-african.html. To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.atbfineartists.com/2018/08/tickets-for-collaborationafrican.html.

 

About Related Companies:

Founded more than 40 years ago, Related Companies is a fully-integrated, highly diversified industry leader with experience in virtually every aspect of development, acquisitions, management, finance, fund management, marketing and sales. In West Palm Beach, Related Companies developed the 72-acre CityPlace, CityPlace Office Tower, 400-room Hilton West Palm Beach directly connected to Palm Beach County Convention Center and RH West Palm: The Gallery at CityPlace. The company is currently undertaking the reimagination of downtown West Palm Beach and evolving into the Southeast’s leading district including best-in-class residential, hotel, culinary, entertainment, education, art, culture and retail. For more information on Related Companies, please visit www.related.com.

About No More Starving Artists Foundation (NMSAF):

NMSAF is a 501(c) 3 founded 2018 whose mission is to build the legacies for artists from Palm Beach County.  It was established to help primarily Palm Beach County artists be sustainable by providing opportunities and services. For more information about NMSAF visit http://www.nmsaf.org/ follow us @nmsafpbc on twitter and IG, or https://www.facebook.com/nmsaf/ or contact us on 561-714-6674.

About ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC:

ATB is an all Art business and art-consulting firm created in 1993.  Its mission is to provide professional image building opportunities for artists and businesses through creative and unique concepts.  ATB has been educating, promoting and creating artistic concepts and visions for two decades.

  The ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC, please visit http://www.atbfineartists.com/, follow us @atbfineartists on IG, or https://www.facebook.com/atbfadllc or contact us at 561-714-6674.

 

 

For more information or if you’d like to be a contributor to Collaboration please contact us at 561-714-6674 or collaboration@atbfineartists.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Offers Special Reception For Two Public Exhibits On June 26th: City Hall And Community Center

The Wellington Art Society will host a reception for their latest exhibits at the Wellington City Hall and the Wellington Community Center  on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 .  The two venues are located on Forest Hill Boulevard just a short walk from each other. Light refreshments will be served at City Hall. There will be drawings for special door prizes and artists giving demonstrations.  Most of the original art is for sale and many artists offer giclees or prints of their work. This is a wonderful chance to see beautiful  art in all mediums and meet the artists. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY:

CITY HALL AND COMMUNITY CENTER RECEPTION

Wellington City Hall and Community Center 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

5:30 – 7:00  PM

 

Wellington City Hall:     12300 Forest Hill Boulevard

Wellington Community Center:   12150 Forest Hill Boulevard   

Please join us for a free, lovely reception and great art. Come and bring your family, your neighbors or your club.  Everyone is welcome!

These artists will be exhibiting at one or both venues:

Artwork by Jeanette Childress

 

 

Jean Williard

Shirley Browne Choate

Edrian Thomidis

Donna Donelan

Raymonde Talleyrand

Robin Kasten

Joseph Marcou

Susan Mosely

Laura Jaffe

Audrey Freedman

Ana Nobel

Griselda “GG” Gonzalez

Betty Jane Zedonek

Jeanette Childress

Barbara Bailey

Franklin Weiss

Betty Brodie

Joanne Baker MacCloud

Artwork by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In its 37th year.  It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. 

For further information please visit:

 wellingtonartsociety.org 

 

 

 

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Backyard For The Arts Announces Grand Opening For Private Working Art Studio, Gallery, Creative Space On March 31

Backyard for the Arts, a private working art studio, gallery, and creative space announces its Free, Grand Opening on Saturday, March 31st with live music, art, vendors and more!  Edrian Thomidis and Monika Stefaniak are excited to share their space with everyone who wants to be creative.  The Rickie Report shares the details of upcoming classes and workshops (next one begins March 30), including ceramics, raku, wheel throwing, networking, open studio time, jewelry making, acrylic painting, and yoga! Hear about upcoming classes with Barbara A. Powell, Mary ChristouEdrian Thomidis, and Craig McInnis.  Don’t miss Free Yoga on the Deck! Enjoy the wonderful venue.

 

 

 

Backyard for The Arts

FREE,  GRAND  OPENING!

Saturday, March 31st

 5 – 8 PM

Live Music !

Prizes !

Local Vendors !

Art !

Meet the Instructors !

11547 56th PL North     West Palm Beach, FL 33411

 

 

 

Backyard for The Arts
11547 56th PL North     West Palm Beach, FL 33411

 

 

 

What’s It All About?

 

 

  • ART & CRAFT CLASSES

 

We offer party craft classes and artist workshops for small groups. Our classes are painting, jewelry, glass, ceramic and more. If you would like to get access to these exclusive and unique offerings in the local West Palm Beach area, select the event you are interested in, and book your space directly on our website.  Sign up to our mailing list to receive updates on future classes and workshops.

 

  • GALLERY OPENINGS & PRIVATE EVENTS  

Our gallery openings feature upcoming and established local artists. Each opening is by invitation only. To be included in our special parties please sign up for our newsletter.

  • FACILITY RENTALS

Give your event an artful twist and top it off with the outdoor rustic charm of our beautiful deck and gardens for a one-of-a-kind experience for you and your guests. Backyard for the Arts serves as a tranquil oasis just outside of West Palm Beach, and it provides an unforgettable setting for many beautiful gatherings.

Backyard  or the Arts is the perfect spot to host a beautiful, fairytale intimate wedding. We also provide the ideal space for business luncheons, corporate retreats, and high energy cocktail parties.  Our meeting and event spaces can accommodate groups of 12 to 50 guests and offer the perfect setting for those special occasions that deserve a uniquely beautiful location, for such events as:

  • Weddings
  • Corporate events and retreats
  • Family reunions – or other festive celebrations!

 

 

  • YOGA ON THE DECK

Our deck space and studio are also available for private group classes and parties. looking for a unique birthday party option? Send us a message and we can begin the planning process.

We meet for yoga on Sunday mornings on our large outdoor deck. If you would like to participate in this free but limited seating yoga meet up, please find the event and book your space directly on our website.

We are in the process of growing our following. Please share our page with your friends and like us on Facebook  

CLASSES: 

Make Your Own Ceramic Flower Beginner Ceramic Class

2 Day Workshop:

 March 30 & March 31

 

 

 

 

Give your wall decor a make-over with your very own hand made ceramic flowers. Arrange the flowers in a loose manner and add great texture to any wall. Use a large flower as a central piece and then cluster smaller blooms of various sizes around it.  You do not need any artistic experience. Our instructor will walk you through every step of the creation process.

***This is a two day workshop. Your ticket will say only one day, but you will automatically be added to the roster for the second day.

DAY 1 – (March 30th 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM)  Use pin rollers and clay and other tools to make 3 flowers of various sizes from 4″ to 12″ in diameter. (1.5 hrs)

DAY 2 – (March 31st 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM) After flowers are Bisque underglazes are applied and a final transparent shiny glaze is added. Flowers are ready for pick up a week later after they have been fired a second time. (Workshop duration time 1.5 hr)

 $60. includes all materials and instruction for one large flower and two smaller ones, 2 kiln firings

Make Your Own Wire Jewelry Bracelet Class

Join this Wire Jewelry Class for Beginners and enjoy a relaxing pastime while mastering a skill that will give you the ability to create unique, wearable art.

Learn some of the fundamental skills of wire working as you create your one of a kind dangle bracelet! You will learn to use simple wire loops and make your own headpins and spiraled hook. Choose from a wide selection of metal charms, and many colors of glass and semi-precious stone beads.  You do not need any artistic experience. Our instructor will walk you through every step of the creation process.

$40    Price does not includes all materials. A $5.00 material fee is due to instructor on the day of the class.

 

Acrylic Painting Class with Craig McInnis

 

Explore this diverse and challenging medium with an artist who has dedicated many hours to learning its ins and outs. Join this exciting acrylic painting class with Craig McInnis. Craig is a freelance artist/designer whose portfolio reflects a diverse set of knowledge displayed on many local murals and commissioned works. The class will include in depth instruction surrounding blending techniques, color theory, light and shadow, and paint/tool management, just to name a few.

Craig is a professional freelance artist with a career that balances fine and commercial art. He is multifaceted from years of taking on challenging and diverse projects of all sizes. With an emphasis on mixed media overall, but a preference for Acrylics, Craig is currently creating new work and teaching in South Florida.

2 hour class. $40 per class/session. Does not include materials.

 

Gift Cards

 

 

OUR ART STUDIO AND GALLERY IS IN THE BACKYARD

For more information:

Email: backyardforthearts@gmail.com

Phone: (561) 342-1012

Address: 11547 56th PL N, West Palm Beach FL 33411

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Art Synergy/Art Boca Features Contemporary Artists From Broward, Martin, Palm Beach And St. Lucie Counties In International Exhibit

Art Synergy/Art Boca Raton will showcase artists from Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties for Art Forms at Art Boca Raton. This will be the third year for this unique event. Art Boca Raton Contemporary Art Fair, March 14-18, 2018 will be held in the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches in cooperation with Florida Atlantic University. Showcasing contemporary, modern and emerging art, sculpture, photography, works on paper and installations, the fair will offer a broad range of art to both beginning and seasoned collectors. Art Boca Raton will encompass 60-65 dealers carefully selected by a curatorial committee in order to assure dealer quality and exclusivity.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges art lovers and patrons to mark their calendars!  Noor Blazekovic served as juror of this exhibit.

 

 

 

 

Art by Enido Michelini

 

 

Vernissage
To benefit the Boca Raton Museum of Art and School
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Fair Dates
Thursday, Mar 15, 11 am – 7 pm
Friday, Mar 16, 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday, Mar 17, 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday, Mar 18, 11 am – 6 pm

3450 NW 8th Avenue   Boca Raton, FL 33431
At Research Park on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University

 

Open to the Public   

Art by Cynthia McCallister

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ACCEPTED ARTISTS:

Robert Catapano
Adriano Ficarelli
Jerome Glickman
Harmony Jones
Diane Lublinski
Stacey Mandell
Cynthia McCallister
Mimi McCallum
Enido Michelini
Sharon Pollak
Leon Ruiz
Jaye Wagner
Heather Sisk
Edrian Thomidis

 

 

Art Synergy invited artists from Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie Counties to apply to the call for artists for Art Forms at Art Boca Raton. This will be the third year for this unique event and we are proud to once again to be invited by the Lester’s to exhibit.

Art Boca Raton Contemporary Art Fair, March 14-18, 2018 to be held in the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches in cooperation with Florida Atlantic University. Showcasing contemporary, modern and emerging art, sculpture, photography, works on paper and installations, the fair will offer a broad range of art to both beginning and seasoned collectors. Art Boca Raton will encompass 60-65 dealers carefully selected by a curatorial committee in order to assure dealer quality and exclusivity.

The International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches will include a 65,000 sq. ft. /6100 sq. meter exhibition hall, a full-service restaurant, sculpture garden and lecture hall facility. Ample parking and valet service will be available to fair attendees. 

 

 

Art by Diane Lublinski

 

 

Over 125 submissions were received including both 2D and 3D art. The juror, Noor Blazekovic, is a well-known arts advocate and founder of Irreversible Magazine and Projects, developing an extensive international platform for nontraditional exhibitions and cultural exchanges. Blazekovic is a respected art curator and project developer within the South Florida art community and beyond, her projects have taken her worldwide where she has mentored numerous emerging and mid-career artists, helping them to develop their careers and strengthen their work while building a collector base and following. Blazekovic has received numerous awards within the industry for her leadership role and continued developments within the local community.  The work submitted by all of the artists was most impressive, but due to limited space, only a small selection of artist were able to be selected.  All of their work can be seen at www.ArtSynergy.org.

DAILY  ART  DEMONSTRATIONS:

ArtSynergy will also be coordinating daily demonstrations at ArtBoca offering be a variety of techniques, styles and mediums.

The schedule will be: (artist TBA)

 March 15, 16, 17, 18 

11:45-12:15
1 – 1:30 PM
3 – 3:30 
4:30 – 5 pm 

Art by Heather Sisk

 

 

Art Synergy is the unique countywide movement of artists, businesses , and civic leaders committed to unifying and promoting the diverse culture of Palm Beach County’s and South Florida’s vibrant arts community. We strive to broaden the education and culture of our children and youth through the arts via joint parent/child experiences.  Currently, Rolando Chang Barrero, President, and Ilene Gruber Adams, Vice President are managing the organization along with the support of many artists and art lovers in the community.  Volunteers and board members are always welcome.

 

 

 

 

For more information:

www.artsynergy.org

email:  artsynergypbc@gmail.com

 

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Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery’s Art 2018 Biennial Juried Exhibition Opens To Public February 15th

The public is invited to attend the Opening Reception and Awards Presentation of the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery’s Art 2018 Biennial Juried Exhibition on Thursday, February 15th.  With submissions from 125 artists from 14 states in the categories of paintings, photography, graphics, mixed media, wood, clay, metal, glass, fiber art, and sculptures, judge Rachel Gustafson selected 87 works by 73 artists. The Rickie Report shares the details, announces the exhibiting artists and applauds everyone!   You must RSVP for this FREE event!

 

 

 

The gallery is located at the Levis JCC Sandler Center

21050 95th Avenue south, Boca Raton, FL 33428

(off Glades Rd between Lyons and 441)

 

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

 

OPENING  RECEPTION/ AWARDS  PRESENTATION:

THURSDAY,  FEBRUARY  15th

6:30 – 8:30 PM

Free and Open To The Public

Call 561-558-2520

To RSVP for the Opening Reception

 Or for information

You must have a valid US driver’s license to present at the security gate.

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery hours:
Monday – Friday; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free.

The public is invited to attend the Opening Reception and Awards Presentation of the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery’s Art 2018 Biennial Juried Exhibition on Thursday, February 15th.  With submissions from 125 artists from 14 states in the categories of paintings, photography, graphics, mixed media, wood, clay, metal, glass, fiber art, and sculptures, judge Rachel Gustafson selected 87 works by 73 artists. Those works will be adjudicated again, and prizes awarded for Best in Show ($1,000), Fine Craft Art Award ($500) and three Awards of Merit ($250) each.

 

 

Artists selected to exhibit include:

Roehl Acosta

Ilene Adams
Frann Addison
Susan Applebaum
Elizabeth Auman
Carolyn Barth
David Begleiter
Glenda Blacker
Elliott Block
Shushana Caplan
Ellyn Chafetz
Lori Charnow
Carl Clark
James Cohen
Sami Davidson
Lynn Doyal
Elaine Drucker

Ivar Fandel

Bill Farran
Grace Fishenfeld
Judy Flescher
Mark Forman
Barry Friedman
Elaine Geisinger
Shirley Goldblatt
Sandi-Joe Gordon
Natalie Gottlieb
Isabel Gouveia
Linda Greenwald
Domenic Henderson
Jeffrey Jakub
Trish Kahn
Benjamin Kenagen
Murray Kronick
Paula Kufs
Marissa Lazar
Regina Lerman
Anita Lovitt
Peggie “Batia” Lowenberg
Annette Margulies
Susa Nawrocki
Thomas Nawrocki
Saundra Newman
Pokey Park
Terry Pesso
Patricia Peters
Judith Rostenne
Debbie Rubin
Sandy Ryter
Nadine Saitlin
Karen Salup
David Savin
Beth Scher
Rachel Schiffrin
Carl Schneider
Judi Schuman
Marsha Schurr
Ann Schwartz
Lorraine Schwartz
Susan Schwarz
Anita Seltzer
Eileen Shaloum
Harold Silvers
Marlene Skarnik
Jill Sneidman
Barbara Spilker
Velia Sweet
Edrian Thomidis
Adeline Wiener
Tanya Witzel
Laurie Wohl
Cynthia Zmetronak

 

 

Judge Rachel Gustafson:

J. Rachel Gustafson is the Assistant Curator at the Norton Museum of Art. She joined the museum in 2015 and recently organized the exhibitions, French Connections: Photography (2017) and Pen to Paper: Artists’ Handwritten Letters from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art (2017). In this role, her responsibilities include arts administration, exhibition planning and acquisition research related to the museum’s collection. Previously, Gustafson served as a contributing writer for the National Endowment of the Arts’ various publications while earning her masters in art history at American University in Washington, D.C. She was later awarded a fellowship at the National Museum for Women in the Arts and assisted in the organization of Total Art: Contemporary Video (2014).

 

 

 

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. Membership is not required to participate in programs. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.

 

 

For more information about the Sandler Center programs, exhibits and classes:
www.levisjcc.org/culture

 

 

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