Wellington Art Society Offers Two Free Events: Pop-Up Gallery Exhibit And Monthly Meeting With Featured Speaker Rolando Chang Barrero

The Wellington Art Society offers two free events!  Stop by the Pop-Up Gallery in Live Studio 360 in The Mall at Wellington Green from March 6-8, 2020. A reception with refreshments will be held on March 7.  On Wednesday, March 11, Rolando Chang Barrero will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting at the Wellington Community Center.  The public is welcome to these free eventsMeet and greet will be followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting. Rolando’s presentation will be the highlight of the meeting followed by an art raffle. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Check out WAS – it offers fabulous artist networking opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON  ART  SOCIETY

 POP-UP   ART   GALLERY

Meet The Artists Reception:

Saturday, March 7

6 – 8 pm

Live Studio 360 in The Mall at Wellington Green

Exhibit runs March 6-8, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society will have a Pop-Up Gallery in Live Studio 360 in The Mall at Wellington Green from March 6-8, 2020. The artists feature original works with exceptional creativity, diverse mediums and innovative techniques. There will be artist demonstrations throughout the two days and evenings.  A People’s Choice Award will be presented at the conclusion of the exhibit. One of the highlights will be the display of twelve large panels with artwork from local elementary, middle school and high school students with the theme of “Freedom”. A donation was given to each school and the art work and awards were chosen by the Great Charity Challenge Sponsors. The Wellington Art Society served as judges for the art work. A reception with refreshments and open to the public will be held on March 7 from 6-8 PM.  

 

Over 75 pieces of original art by 28 artists will be will be featured in this exhibit:

Heather Bergstrom,  Stan Greenfield,  Maria Martin,   Susan Bilheimer, 

Diane Hodges , Charles Moses,  Natalia Bodre, Laura Jaffe,  Susan Oakes

Myrna Bransburg,   Abbe Kalman,  Leslie Pfeiffer,  Lara Chapman   

Carolina King, Rebecca Profitt, Gail Erickson,  Vivian Koppelman  

Suzanne Redmond,  Del Foxton, Erica Kyle, Lois Spatz,  Abbey Funk                       

Rachel Laub, Geraldine Weinert,  Irma Galindo, Joseph Marcou 

Jean Williard, Norman Gitzen

 

 

This is a wonderful exhibit to enjoy and also buy original art.  Many artists also have prints of their work for sale.  Come and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  March 11, 2020

 

6:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

FEATURING:

ROLANDO  CHANG  BARRERO

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

Portrait of Rolando Chang Barrero by Yunet Holmes

 

The Wellington Art Society will present a demonstration/discussion by well known local artist and entrepreneur Rolando Chang Barrero at their March 11, 2020 meeting.  The meeting will be held at the Wellington Community Center located on Forest Hill Boulevard just south of City Hall.  Meet and greet begins at 6:30 PM followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting.  The evening will conclude with Rolando’s presentation and an art raffle.

 

 

“School Supplies for the New Generation” Installation Art by Rolando Chang Barrero

 

 

Rolando began his art career with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Chicago where he also received many honors and a coveted Ryerson Traveling Fellowship.  He is an experimental media artist, a visionary, a cultural leader and well known for his “Social Justice” art film.  He moved to Miami Beach in 1980, doing odd jobs but eventually working for Ted Lapidus in Bal Harbor, later relocating to Beverly Hills, CA working for Torie Steele on Rodeo Drive. He eventually moved back to Miami Beach, working with lifelong mentors and opening an art studio.  On the move again he went to Chicago working in the Pilsen Art District doing internships at numerous galleries.

 

Thanks to the Ryerson Fellowship, Rolando was able to visit Cuba with fellow Cuban artists in 1990.  His experience there opened his eyes to exploring the rich art and unique cultures of other countries.  When his money ran out he returned to South Beach and set up an art studio once again.  He began curating exhibitions as Interim Galleries Director for Miami-Dade College system.  Soon he was able to travel and continue exploring cultures and art in Europe, Asia and South America.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rolando underwent treatment for brain cancer for many dark years until he was finally able to return to work just before he moved to Palm Beach County in 2010.  He has established himself as a cultural art leader, founding the Boynton Beach Arts District, co-founder of Art Synergy, the Florida Arts Association, host and founder of Hola Palm Beach the first bilingual art and culture television show in the area. He is the recipient of the Congressional Letter of Commendation and Proclamation for Cultural Leadership.  He serves as curator of The Box Gallery and Compass having received the Best Gallery of 2018 award from the South Florida Gay News.  In the past he has served as Curator/Director of several galleries and currently curates at the Box Gallery in West Palm Beach.  Rolando was recently named as a MUSE Award recipient from the Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County, a prestigious recognition.  

 

For more information about Rolando:

The Box Gallery  811 Belvedere Road   West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

Palm Beach Fine Art Collections     http://palmbeachfineartcollections.theboxgallery.info/

www.TheBoxGallery.Info

Read our blog:  http://palmbeachfineartgallery.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

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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Jean Williams’ SOLO Photography Exhibit at Lake Park Library Includes Palm Beach Post “Million Dollar Shot”

Jean Williams is a vibrant creative hailing from western New York State, now living in Florida.  Her photography was published by The Palm Beach Post and hailed as a “million dollar shot“.  Now everyone can enjoy Jean’s SOLO photography exhibit at the Lake Park Library. The exhibit is free and open to the public, with a reception to Meet The Artist on Wednesday, January 10th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

Lake Park Library 
529 Park Avenue    Lake Park, Fl 33403
561-635-0564

 

 

 

Lake   Park   Public  Library

 FEATURES:

 

 

Jean Williams

SOLO  Photography Exhibit

Opening, Public Reception

Meet The Artist!

Wednesday January 10, 2018

6 –  8 pm

Exhibit will be on display January 10th-February 2, 2018

Lake Park Library 
529 Park Avenue    Lake Park, Fl 33403
561-635-0564

 

 

“West Palm Beach Scene”  Photography by Jean Williams

 

Jean Williams takes the viewer on a journey around the world with her!  Jean’s photography was quoted by the Palm Beach Post as being a “Million Dollar Shot.”  She holds two Associates and one Bachelor’s Degree, is the author of several books, her own handbag and created her own bespoke perfume line.  Jean’s photography and books have been featured nationally and locally on television and radio. Her photographic venues range from Florida, North Carolina, New York City (Soho), to Dallas, TX in the United States.

 

 

“West Ghana” Photography by Jean Williams

 

When Jean says, “My direction has a purpose”, you can feel her creative energy and you want to be part of it! She was guest speaker at the Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs, NY.  For her, it was a special privilege, as the granddaughter of the late Founder/Pastor Frank Gibson of Universal (Baptist Church) Preservation Hall, the Cultural Hub of Saratoga Springs, NY.  Jean spreads her love of life and all things creative wherever she goes!

 

 

 

 

“Veil of Judgement”  Photography by Jean Williams

 

 

Jean has been a trailblazer throughout her life, traveling to China, India, The Philippines, South Africa, West Africa, and many places in between. She is the proud mother of three sons, two daughters-in-law and ten grandchildren.  

 

 

For more information please email:  newine03@aol.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Call For Entries To “All Florida”, As The Box Gallery Announces Upcoming Grand Opening

Rolando Chang Barrero will open his third gallery in 5 years. The Box Gallery slated to open on June 3-5, 2016 is a 4,000 square feet multi-media exhibition space that will serve the art community and art patrons with world class exhibitions, projections, performance art, and installation art.  The Box Gallery will have a Grand Opening from June 3 through June 5th. The Rickie Report includes a REMINDER To Artists: There is still time to apply to “All Florida” and be part of this new gallery!  We share the details of how to apply here.

 

 

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The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road     West Palm Beach, FL 33405
786-521-1199
PalmBeachFineArtGallery@gmail.com

 

 

Grand Opening Reception

June 3 – 5, 2016

 

 

April photo 1 Rolando Chang Barrero

 

Artist and Curator, Rolando Chang Barrero

Opens The Box Gallery in West Palm Beach

 

 

 

 

The 3 day grand opening of the gallery will showcase the potential and the possibilities of the space. Beginning on June 3rd the space will spotlight the “All Florida Exhibition”, the exhibition continues on June 4th with a series of projections and performances. On Sunday a “Think Tank” is expected to gather writers, visual artists, and curators to discuss the future of the space and the benefits to the community.

 

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Currently there is an All Media Art Call for professional artists of Florida, for more information about the ALL FLORIDA EXHIBITION send requests to PalmBeachFineArtGallery@gmail.com

 

ALL FLORIDA EXHIBITION 2016
BOX GALLERY

Application Dates:
March 20, 2016-May 1, 2016

Application Fee: $25.00 per submission.

Notification Date:
May 10, 2016

ALL FLORIDA Exhibition 2016, June 3-26, 2016 is a multi media exhibition and sale of exceptional work created and made by professional artists from the State of Florida. The All Florida Exhibition is the Inaugural Exhibition of the Box Gallery. VIP Reception and programing will be presented throughout the exhibition dates June 3-24, 2016.

*Some performances and presentations will be scheduled on June 3rd and 4th and/or on June 10-11, and/or June 17-18

All artists wishing to participate are required to submit an application to the The Box Gallery and must apply online.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

ALL FLORIDA EXHIBITION 2016 is open to all professional artists who reside and work in the State of Florida working in the following mediums:

  • Visual Art: 2D, 3D ,4D (Kinetic-Movement , sound, light)
  • Performance Art, Video, Film, and Musical Performance
  • All work under 10 feet in height will be considered.
  • Artist may be responsible for installation of their work depending on complexity.

All artists wishing to participate are required to submit an application and must apply online.

The non-refundable fee for the online application is $25
per submission as follows:
2D works one image per work
3D works 2 images per work

Kinetic work, sound installations, video, film, performance art, and music must send 1 link and support material.

The deadline to apply is May 1, 2016.

All work to be exhibited must be well conceived, expertly executed, and arrive ready to hang or professionally presented.
All work should reflect the individuality of the artist or group presenting.

NO GICLEES

Photography, lithographs, works created in series, etc must be numbered and accompanied by certificate of authenticity by artist.

Notification of acceptance to the exhibition will be sent via email on or before May 10, 2016.
All work must be delivered to The Box Gallery within 10 days of notification of acceptance and must be picked up from The Box Gallery on June 26, 2016.

Works not picked within a 10 day grace period; July 6, 2016, will incur a $10 storage fee starting from June 26 up to July 16, 2016 which must be paid at time of pick up. All work left after July 16, 2016 becomes the property of The Box Gallery and may be donated, sold, or dispersed of.

A contract and other forms will be sent to those accepted into the ALL FLORIDA EXHIBITION 2016.

Please double check to make sure you have entered an up-to-date email address on your application.

**All submitted 2D or hanging works must be wired and ready for hanging, loose flat work not framed (I.e. prints, photographs, etc.) will not be acceptable entries.**
CATEGORIES
2D, 3D, 4D (Kinetic/Time Based), Sound, Video/Film, Music, and Performance Art
ENTRY RULES

The images submitted must fully reflect the work to be exhibited in the gallery.

An artist who works in more than one media category, must submit an application in each category.

If one application is accepted, only that work in that category will be exhibited.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

IMAGES and FOLDERS VIA Drop Box

Drop Box Link should be emailed to: PalmBeachFineArtGallery@gmail.com
Drop Box Folder Must Be Labeled in this manner:

MAIN FOLDER: ALL FLA EXHIBIT YOUR NAME

3 SUB FOLDERS: IMAGES, LINKS, ARTIST INFO

IMAGES FOLDER
All image files must be labeled with: artist name_title_size.jpg or they will not be considered.
Each individual or group may submit a max. of 3 separate works for consideration.
File format: JPEG only
File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
File resolution: 300 dpi
File size:no lager than 5” x 7”
Price list of all work submitted (Gallery will retains 50% commission on all sales)
In such case where performances. special presentations and or screenings a donation may be suggested and split with artist or group 50/50.

LINKS FOLDER
PDF with links and Support Materials
ARTIST INFO FLODER
C.V.
Artist Statement
Your Photo High Resolution
Bibliography of reviews and press

Curator’s selections are based on the level of technical skill, quality of workmanship, and originality of design as represented in the images submitted.

Online Payment:
Payments Online can be made at PayPal.com to PalmBeachFineArtGallery@gmail.com

Mail-In Payment:
Send a Check, payable to The Box Gallery. to:

The Box Gallery
c/o Rolando Chang Barrero
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
SECURITY
The Box Gallery will be provided reasonable security (alarm when closed, personnel while gallery is open) on the premises at 811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, Florida throughout the exhibition, however, each artist exhibits at his or her own risk and should carry appropriate insurance. The Box Gallery will not be held responsible for damage, theft, or loss of your work.

 

 

About Rolando Chang Barrero:

Rolando Chang Barrero is a working professional artist, curator, and entrepreneur. He maintains a working studio at the Boynton Beach Art District and is the sole proprietor of ActivistArtistA Gallery in Boynton Beach, The Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery in Lake Worth, and The Box Gallery in West Palm Beach. He is also founder and president of the Florida Arts Association and one of the founders of Art Synergy.

 

 

 

For more information and details contact PalmBeachFineArtGallery@gmail.com
Rolando Chang Barrero
The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405
http://palmbeachfineartgallery.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

 

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Artist Bobby Winston, Former Jupiter Resident, Has Growing Fan Base In Brazil

Former Jupiter resident, Bobbie Winston has lived a number of lives in her three-quarters of a century on this planet. Born in Brooklyn, New York and eventually settling in Jupiter, Florida, this dynamic woman is the mother of grown children, a performing artist, an interior designer, a radio station owner, a business woman and an entrepreneur… and since 1988 – an expatriate. “La Femme Bobbíe” known for her colorful style and outgoing personality, emigrated from South Florida to Rio de Janeiro in 1988. She learned to speak fluent Portuguese and began a new chapter of her life as a successful business advisor and personal counselor to high-level Brazilian corporate executives. While doing all this, she began to increasingly find joy and expression in painting – at first, as a hobby. Now, her paintings prominently appear on the walls of a number of local shops and cafes in the world-famous tourist lure that is her Copacabana neighborhood. The Rickie Report shares her story and some sneak peeks of her water-based paintings.  Enjoy!

 

 

“L A    F E M M E    B O B BÍ E”

 

 

 

BobbieWinstonThe Lovers (2015)

“The Lovers” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

Former Jupiter resident Bobbie Winston has lived a number of lives in her three-quarters of a century on this planet. Born in Brooklyn, New York and eventually settling in Jupiter, Florida, this dynamic woman is a former co-owner of the landmark Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant franchise on Federal Highway in Lake Park. Among her life credentials: mother of grown children, performing artist, interior designer, radio station owner, business woman and entrepreneur. And since 1988 – expatriate.

 

 

 

 

 

Bobbie – known to a growing number of friends and followers by the nickname “La Femme Bobbíe” for her colorful style and outgoing personality – emigrated from South Florida to Rio de Janeiro in 1988. She learned to speak fluent Portuguese and began a new chapter of her life as a successful business advisor and personal counselor to high-level Brazilian corporate executives. She coaches them on how to engage with Americans and other English-speaking associates in the expanding global marketplace.

 

 

BobbieWinstonMedusa's Glare (2015)

“Medusa’s Glare” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

While doing all this, she began to increasingly find joy and expression in painting – at first, as a hobby. Over a number of years, she developed a body of work displaying a striking, eye-catching look with provocative themes that began to fill the walls of her Copacabana beachfront apartment. She kept most of her paintings during this period, while giving many away as gifts to friends and business clients. Her paintings prominently appear on the walls of a number of local shops and cafes in the world-famous tourist lure that is her neighborhood.

 

 

 

Bobbie posing next to one of her paintings.

Bobbie Winston posing with one of her paintings hanging on wall in Copacabana beauty salon. Former Jupiter resident developing art and a following in Rio

 

 

 

 

 

Word of Bobbie’s talent began spreading throughout greater-Rio and beyond… but Bobbie did not take herself seriously enough to think about “going pro” and actually selling her pieces. Two relatively recent events began to change that.

 

 

 

BobbieHarrisonThe Flower Pot (2015)

“The Flower Pot” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

First, Bobbie discovered the Rickie Report through an American relative and became fascinated by the dynamics of the thriving artist and artisan community that this publication covers “back home.”  Second, and almost simultaneously, she began to receive inquiries about her paintings from international art collectors who were discovering them posted on her Facebook page.

 

 

BobbieWinstonCurly Haired Woman in Red Striped Hat (2015)

“Curly Haired Woman in Red Striped Hat” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

Bobbíe tells the Rickie Report, “The power of social media in promoting art is amazing. I wasn’t even trying to market myself, per se… just sharing my paintings with friends and relatives back in the U.S. All of a sudden, people I’ve never heard of are contacting me with interest in buying specific pieces. And here in Rio, people are calling me asking for appointments to come to my apartment and see my home gallery.” Bobbíe adds, “I still haven’t even gotten around to launching a website.”

 

 

BobbieWinstonFlower Power (2015)

“Flower Power” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

Her work displays a highly-identifiable style. Most of her pictures are either wildly abstract portraits, full human figures, or imaginative, surrealistic scenarios – all marked by dramatic features and bold, striking colors.

 

 

BobbieWinstonFreaky Circus (2008)

“Freaky Circus” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

When asked about the abstract nature of her work, Bobbíe replies, “’Abstract is in the eye of the beholder. My paintings are not abstract to me. Perhaps, they represent my quirky vision of the reality that is humanity and the world.” Her paintings reflect the multi-cultural nature of Brazil, whimsical sexuality, and what she describes as her own “relentless imagination.”

 

 

BobbieWinstonTeardrop (2015)

“Teardrop” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

TALKERS magazine, the national trade publication serving the talk radio and television industries in the United States, commissioned Bobbíe to paint a special portrait symbolizing a female talk show host for a series of five articles collectively titled, “The State of Women on Talk Radio.”  The painting, dubbed by its creator, “Two-Toned Talker,” is an abstract image of a multi-racial/multi-cultural female wearing headsets and talking on a microphone.

 

BobbieWinstonThe Two Toned Talker (2015)“The Two Toned Talker” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

The publication’s executive art director, Marcia Daly, tells the Rickie Report, “We turned to Bobbíe for this special project because she is still largely unknown to American art appreciators and we wanted something really strikingly original to punctuate the importance of this series of articles that addresses the gender imbalance of performers that has long existed within this segment of broadcasting.”

 

 

BonnieWinstonThe Triplets (2015)

“The Triplets” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

Bobbíe, who is self-taught, works very quickly creating at least one painting per week. She employs tools and materials readily available.  She explains, “The art stock I work upon is manufactured in France and especially designed to be used with water base paint.  The size of the paper is either 30cm x 43cm (large) or 21cm x 30cm (small).  There are various manufacturers such as Bic, Faber Castell, etc.  In Brazil, they are called ‘water base paint pens’ (when translated into English).  I have no idea what they call them in the U.S.  Maybe they are called markers.

 

 

BobbieHarrisonWater Base Paint Markers

Artist Materials Used By Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

 

Bobbíe continues, “Dealing on this level, the marketing of my art is new to me. I receive great gratification knowing that people like my work and are even willing to pay for it.” According to Bobbíe, she has been selling her paintings for between $250 U.S. and $1500 U.S. “depending upon how important the individual piece is to me personally.” She adds, “I still find it difficult, in many cases, to part with a painting knowing that I will never see it again in person… or on the wall of a friend… or at a local shop here in Copacabana.”

 

 

Bobbíe Winston’s Facebook page can be accessed at https://www.facebook.com/bobbiewinstonartist. She can be emailed at lafemmebobbie@gmail.com.

 

 

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Jean “Notewell” Williams Features Her Embellished “Jean Handbags” and “A Little More Cream And Sugar”

Jean “Notewell” Williams’ latest book “A Little More Cream and Sugar” featuring Naliyah, Nana’s Little Angel speaks to the camaraderie of coffee drinkers, faith walkers and creative dreamers. Williams is the maestro behind It’zzz Our Time, LLC. The company carries the couture-inspired “Exclusively by Jeannie” ©Handbag Line. Jean is available to speak at book groups or organizations.  Jean will be at the North Palm Beach 30th Annual Arts & Crafts Fall Festival on Saturday, November 7th from 9 am – 4 pm.  The Rickie Report shares the details and knows you will appreciate Jean’s artistry, which includes hand embellished writing pens.  These are great for gift-giving ( to someone else or yourself)!

 

 

 

 

 

JEAN  “NOTEWELL”  WILLIAMS

At The

30th Annual Arts & Crafts

Fall Festival

Saturday, November 7th

9 am – 4 pm

North Palm Beach Community Center

1200 Prosperity Farms Rd.      N.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

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The Village of North Palm Beach 30th Annual Arts & Crafts Fall Festival will be on Saturday November 7th.  Designer, Jean “Notewell” Gibson Williams will be at the North Palm Beach Recreational Center (inside).  The event takes place from 9 am to 4 pm.

 

 

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“Jean” Handbag by Jean “Notewell” Williams

 

 

Jean is an inspiring entrepreneur, whose public platform is “Walking out your Dream” ©. Williams’ latest book, ” A Little More Cream and Sugar” featuring Naliyah, Nana’s Little Angel speaks to the camaraderie of coffee drinkers, faith walkers and creative dreamers. The book trailer may be viewed on YOU Tube and has been featured on National cable television sites such as Bravo TV, Entertainment, MSNBC and DISH in Chicago, IL reaching over three million viewers!

 

 

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“A Little More Cream and Sugar Featuring Naliyah Nana’s Little Angel

by Jean “Notewell” Williams

 

 

 

Jean will be autographing her latest book “A Little More Cream and Sugar “featuring; Naliyah Nana’s Angel.  Naliyah has gotten her little wings and the message of hope, courage and inspiration are continuing to touch everyone’s hearts, as they read “A Little More Cream and Sugar”.Follow the story of how the warmth and fragrance of coffee, a drink most of us take for granted, brings a family together through many generations. At the heart of this book is Naliyah, a youngster battling a childhood syndrome. While coffee exudes energy and zest, Naliyah’s personality brought those same qualities to everyone who met her.

 

 

 

 

 

Please click here to see a short, 60 second video overview:

Go to www.youtube.com and type in “A Little More Cream and Sugar”

 

 

Jean’s book is a family affair, reaching beyond this inspiring child. Jean tells The Rickie Report, “All the art work in the book is by me except for a few crafts and designed apparel by Liyah. There is a painting by her father. My other granddaughter Destiny, who is 14 years old, has an acrylic painting and an illustration in the book. My eldest did the layout and text formatting”.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Jean’s purses, photography or book please call 561-723-9328 or email NeWine03@aol.com

She is available to attend a meeting of your organization for a Book Signing!

 

 

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Jean “Notewell” Gibson Williams Offers Unique Mother’s Day Gifts

Jean “Notewell” Gibson Williams recognizes that joy, anticipation, memories and wishes unfulfilled are all part of life.  The Rickie Report has written about Jeanne’s wide variety of creative endeavors, entrepreneurial aspirations, speaking engagements and beloved book about Naliyah Nana’s lil Angel.  In anticipation of Mother’s Day, here are some images and ideas for YOU to share with others or just for yourself!

 

 

 

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Jean “Notewell” Gibson Williams

NeWine03@aol.com

 

 

Jean offers embellished gifts, affordable original photography from around the world, and her limited Exclusively by Jeannie (c) Handbag Line.

 

 

Handmade Purse by Jeanne Williams

Handmade Purse by Jeanne Williams

 

 

When Jean says, “My direction has a purpose”, you can feel her creative energy and you want to be part of it!  Recently, she was guest speaker at the Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs, NY.  For her, it was a special privilege, as the granddaughter of the late Founder/Pastor Frank Gibson of Universal (Baptist Church) Preservation Hall, the Cultural Hub of Saratoga Springs, NY.  Jean spreads her love of life and all things creative wherever she goes!

 

 

 

 

Glittery Pens!

Individualized Glittery Pens!

 

Jean was a triumphant invited participant in Boston’s Fashion Week!

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Jean Williams

Jean Williams' "Bespoke Parfum"

Jean Williams’ “Parfum”

 

 

 

Unusual Purses and Jewelry

Unusual Purses and Jewelry

 

 

Jean continues to travel nationally, speaking and signing her heartfelt book, “A Little More Cream and Sugar” featuring Naliyah, Nana’s Angel.

 

 

 

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Jean tells The Rickie Report, “Naliyah has gotten her little wings and the message of hope, courage and inspiration are continuing to touch everyone’s hearts, as they read “A Little More Cream and Sugar”. We send a heartfelt thank you to everyone for the love extended unto us. The Lovelikeliyah10 Foundation events will be forthcoming.”

 

"Veil of Judgement" Original Photography by Jean Williams

“Veil of Judgement” Original Photography by Jean Williams

 

Pick up the moving saga of a multi-talented ten year old, “A Lil More Cream & Sugar” featuring Naliyah, Nana’s lil Angel @Amazon, Barned & Noble, You Tube, PRWeb, aired @BRVO, ENT, TRU TV, MSNBC. Purchase: Exclusive By Jeannie (c) Accessories @It’zzz..Time,  “Nothing”(R) Parfum but the Best to you! 

 

Contact Jean at:   NeWine03@aol.com

 

 

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Second Artist’s Lunch & Lecture Series With Trina Slade-Burks

Trina Slade-Burks, of A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers LLC presents an artist networking opportunity at a local restaurant in the thriving art community of Northwood.  “Artists Lunch & Lecture Series” is your opportunity to take part in the next of the series.  The goal is to help artists network with their peers and other businesses that may be able help them grow professionally. The Rickie Report continually urges artists to step out of their studios and network!  Learn about grants, loans and other topics.  Become the entrepreneurs  you need to be to sell your artwork!  Today is “National Boss’ Day”.  Be your own boss!    

 

 

 

Trinalunch & Lecture

 

 

 

Date and Place: TBA

 

For Contact Information and Registration see end of this article

 

For those who missed the first seminar, The Rickie Report can tell you that networking like this is priceless!

 

 

For the last decade, there has been an influx of artists, who have expressed the need for the same professional opportunities that other businesses are able to take advantage of.

  Business networking groups are always available, but they tend to miss the connection with artists, who also can utilize these opportunities for their professional growth, development and longevity. Business breakfasts, business lunches, power lunches, business workshops are all great occasions, but when you sit and listen, one normally does not hear the words “This too can be utilized for your artistic careers.”

 

 

Trina Slade-Burks

Trina Slade-Burks

 

 

Trina shares, ” I’ve attended a women’s business lunch workshop in West Palm Beach for the past 15 years. At this workshop these women were representing other companies.  Of the twenty or so professional women in that room, seven of them were actually artists. The irony was that only one, other than me, was representing herself as an artist. The women there started out feeling empowered, but as I did my presentation the seven women who were artists asked me what motivated me to pursue this as a profession. My answer to them was, “It was what I was meant to do. I could have been the accountant that my father wanted me to be. Or I could be true to myself and what I needed to be.”

 

 

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I realized that these types of meetings are really needed for our artists! We need to start getting our art community more empowered!  

I decided to speak to some of my professional friends in other  careers to find out what they can offer for the art community to help them achieve the same goals and opportunities that other entrepreneurs strive for. To my surprise, many of my professional friends who are attorneys, magazine directors, restaurateurs and CPAs really want to be part of the process!

 

 

 

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Organizations both for-profit and nonprofit, municipalities and politicians have been opening their eyes and arms to working closer to the artist community at large.

 One problem has always been making the connection. How do we get these two obviously different groups of people to meet in the middle? That is where A.T.B Fine Artists & Designers LLC can help. For 22 years our mission has always been to connect everyone and build relationships within the most unique circumstances.

 

 

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The Artists’ Lunch & Lecture idea emerged as a way to implement these business networking lunches for artists, to get the proper information needed to enhance their career path as professional artists.

 The first lecture was the artist choice on topics. The survey went out asking the artists what are the most important topics that you would like to see talked about at this first lecture. Everything from the opportunities for grants and financial support, legal opportunities, copyrights for artists, collaboration opportunities and simply ways to network with other artists. 

The goal is to have empowered artists in Palm Beach County with strong entrepreneurial skills. This is the beginning of a very important and much-needed trend, which will be starting in the Northwood district of West Palm Beach.

 

 

To Register:

https://www.eventbrite.com/directory?q=trina+burks&loc=Palm+Beach+Gardens%2C+FL 

We have a date for the next Artists Lunch & Lecture. The tickets will be ready next week however click the FB link to  RSVP now

https://www.facebook.com/events/715606865161007/

Please note: You must purchase a ticket to attend.

http://www.atbfineartists.com/

For more information call:
Trina Slade-Burks
561-714-6674
info@atbfineartists.com

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Kari Chapin Offers Personalized Approach to Marketing and a FREE Giveaway

Kari Chapin is a small business “how to” guru.  Her newest book offers crafters and artisans and  small businesses owners marketing basics.  She includes advertising and publicity, social media, selling online, in brick-and-mortar stores, and at fairs. She gives the one-woman business everything needed to become successful. The Rickie Report interviewed Kari, who lives in Portland,OR  for this article.  In addition to sharing her business suggestions, we are offering a FREE COPY of her book to our readers!  Kari will be offering a FREE webinar on July 5 & 6.  More details are in this article.

 

 

 

Kari Chapin’s

THE HANDMADE MARKETPLACE:

How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally and Online!  

 

 

THE HANDMADE MARKETPLACE is aimed specifically at crafters, but the advice is universal.  This is an exceedingly practical guide on how to start a small business. (For example, the chapter entitled Establishing Basic Business Practices covers sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations; getting a tax ID number; basic bookkeeping; collecting money; pricing work; hiring professionals such as lawyers, accountants and publicists.)  You may work at home alone but you’ll feel like the CEO of a Fortune 500 firm!

 

 

 

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In 2010, Kari Chapin worked as a manager and buyer for an upscale store in the Berkshires (MA).  She was looking for high-end textiles with a partiality toward recycled fabrics.  By contacting sellers through Etsy, she was able to find the pieces she needed.  However,  she found it difficult to get them to stock their work in her store.

 

 

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “I saw that they didn’t have the business skills necessary to market themselves to the fullest of their potential.”    Kari is an activist!  She began working with those sellers and creators forming a business plan to help them sell their goods both wholesale and retails.  She helped them market themselves!

 

 

 

When the store she was working at closed, Kari decided to draw on her own dream of being a writer.  The result is her helpful and insightful book.  Kari speaks to the psyche of the crafter and the artist.  Owning a creative business is different than other retail businesses.  “Crafters and artists are selling something very personal, almost a part of themselves.  Their mittens or paintings are not just another commodity”, she explains.

 

 

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Photo courtesy of KariChapin.com

 

This is Kari’s second book, an updated version of the first.  This is a DIY crash course in entrepreneurship.  She has broken the book’s lessons/activities into three parts: “Getting to know yourself and your business; Spreading the word and images; and Getting down to selling.” There are tips from business cards, pricing, photographing your work to blogging and being your own boss.  This is an easy-to-read helpful and insightful book.

 

 

 

Kari Chapin

Kari Chapin

 

Kari believes that certain areas of the United States are more conducive to successful creativity.  “Anecdotally, I see that highly creative people across generational lines are successful when they live in an environment that promotes and supports handmade products.”  The Rickie Report believes that Southeast Florida is one of those areas.  Which is why we will be offering a FREE copy of Kari’s book to our readers!

 

 

To Enter the Drawing for a FREE Copy  of Kari’s Book:

  • Send your best business suggestion and 1 jpg of your work to: rickie@therickiereport.com
  • Put “FREE book drawing” in Subject line
  • All suggestions will be entered into the drawing
  • The drawing will take place August 14th at 5pm
  • One winner will be picked from the drawing and notified by email
  • All entries will be considered for inclusion in a future article in The Rickie Report, giving proper identification to each suggestion.
  • Please include your email address, phone number and website

 

The next  CreativeLive Broadcast will take place July 5 & 6th. For more information go to:  http://karichapin.com/creativelive/     

Or  visit karichapin.com .  

You may also contact us at:karichapincommunity@gmail.com 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Ronn Jaffe Exhibits with (Art) Amalgamated during Art Palm Beach 2014

Ronn Jaffe is a Contemporary Artist whose work includes aspects of both Conceptual and Narrative Art.  His work combines Fine Art, Architecture and Design in its process: disciplines gleaned from his life’s work.  Ronn’s interest in multicultural myths guides him in creating his own mythological stories, minimalism, the cerebral and the narrative, and in exploring new ways of artistic expression.  The Rickie Report urges you to stop by (Art) Amalgamated’s Booth #309 to experience Ronn Jaffe’s moving artwork.  More details are in this article.

 

 

 

 

ART PALM BEACH

JAN 23-27 2014

THE WORK OF PALM BEACH ARTIST

 RONN JAFFE

(Art) AMALAGATED GALLERY, NYC (Booth 309)

Featuring:

 

 JAFFE’S

MINIMALIST CHANNELS SERIES

Other noted artists at this exhibit include

 Carlos Betancourt, Ross Bleckner, Noritoshi Hirakawa, Vic Muniz, Irving Penn and Serge Strosberg.

 

 

 

"RACING VIBRATIONS FROZEN IN A CONUNDRUM" by Ronn Jaffe

“RACING VIBRATIONS FROZEN IN A CONUNDRUM” by Ronn Jaffe

 

 

Jaffe likens his CHANNELS  to Haiku;

many layers in one breath.

 

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RONN JAFFE’S JOURNEY

 

 

Ronn JaffeRonn Jaffe is a Contemporary Artist whose work includes aspects of both Conceptual and Narrative Art.  The work often combines Fine Art, Architecture and Design in its process; disciplines gleaned from his life’s work. He is interested in multicultural myths, creating his own mythological stories, minimalism, the cerebral and the narrative, and in exploring new ways of artistic expression.  Jaffe’s work additionally examines his continued interest in the relationships between positive and negative form and space, the yin and yang of conflicting energies such as good and evil, life and death, despair and elation, dark and light, love and hate, mortality and eternity. These created narratives delve into the multiple nuances of the human condition. i.e.…exploring the transcendence of creation.

 

 

SEMINAL WORK

 

 

Ronn Jaffe, born in Washington, D.C., was drawn into the world of art by destiny.  His mother Libby, concerned that as a nine year old he could not draw a straight line, enrolled Ronn at the Corcoran School of Art.  He later advanced his art studies at the Boston Museum School, the Art Student’s League, and again at the Corcoran.  Jaffe holds a B.S. in Business and Marketing from Boston University with advanced studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and on escapades throughout Europe.
Warhol-ImageAfter college, travels and a few years in Manhattan working on the inside of Wall Street, Jaffe, unfulfilled, returned to D.C., to study art at the Corcoran School of Art.  At that time he shared a downtown studio with two other artists, above a donut shop, across the street from what is now the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery.

 

 

On a visit back to NYC, Ronn attended a party at Andy Warhol’s with a beauty named Mars, who turned out to be the love of his life.  They married, moved to her home-town of Baltimore, and Jaffe turned all his efforts back to painting.   The pieces were exciting.  They were large, unframed, hard-edge, painted in vivid Day-Glo oil paint, and constructed with negative openings created in primary geometric shapes cut into the canvas, which he called ‘Portoids.’  Within the year, Jaffe was discovered and given a solo show he titled Primary Negatives at the Park Place Gallery in Baltimore.

 

 

Walter Hopps, a prominent art world figure of the day, and mentor to Robert Rauschenberg, was at that time Director of the Corcoran Museum of Art. He was impressed by Jaffe’s show and offered to put him in a Corcoran show: caveat–Jaffe would have to wait 4-5 years to show Hopps his serious intent.

 

 

"RON STATIC" by Ronn Jaffe

“RON STATIC” by Ronn Jaffe

 

 

 

RE-DEFINEMENT AND DESIGN

 

It was 1968 and even after a successful SOLO show, Jaffe realized that it was a long road to success as an artist. He would take a fork in the road, deciding not to wait for the Corcoran show, wanting a more financially viable future to support his then growing family.
He attended Harvard Graduate School of Design to study Interior Architectural Design, a venue that would also allow him to paint and produce art.  This led to the establishment of Ronn Jaffe Associates, Inc., an Interior Architectural Design Firm, in partnership with his wife Mars, specializing in corporate identity and commercial design; later including a residential division.  Over the years the firm prospered, establishing Jaffe as a designer of distinguished interiors for high-profile clients. VIP clientele/collectors of Jaffe’s art include The White House, the Sultan of Brunei, Aristotle Onassis, Ambassadors and Entrepreneurs, as well as many Fortune 500 corporations including ATT, IBM, Toyota, Thiokol, Shell Oil, US West and Kellogg…

 

 

MEDUSA CONDUIT TABLE DESK

MEDUSA CONDUIT TABLE DESK

Jaffe has appeared on television and radio, been published worldwide in over 50 magazines and newspapers, and presented many programs as a design and marketing expert, including an extremely successful eight-week design seminar for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. as well as representing the United States as keynote speaker at a thirteen nation design conference in Toulon, France.  Ronn Jaffe has been listed in Who’s Who in Corporate Executives, Who’s Who in Interior Design and The Yearbook of Experts, Authorities. And Spokespersons.  Ronn’s work has also been featured in many books such as FURNITURE …Architects’ and Designers’ Originals and the Jaffes’ own book  STYLEMATCH.

 

Ronn-and-Mars-Jaffe-at-the-SmithsonianThe Jaffes’, separately and as a team, have designed hundreds of pieces of furniture for their clients.  Ronn Jaffe continued during his renowned design career to produce and sell his art including paintings, portraits, drawings, prints, murals, sculpture, furniture, and rugs as well as hand-painted clothing, shoes, ties, pottery and glassware …and just about anything with a paintable surface.

 

 

"SLIT-EYE" by Ronn Jaffe

“SLIT-EYE” by Ronn Jaffe

RECENT WORK

Ronn retired his design firm in the mid 2000’s to devote his creative energies full time to his art.  He found his personal voice early on and continues prolifically on this journey inspired to expand the stylistic themes that characterize his work.

 

Jaffe’s work, as noted, is Contemporary, Conceptual and Narrative.  He employs his design training in many of his pieces creating complex scaled drawings for the production of intricate compositions and hand crafted stretchers for his bas-relief signature Mullticams, multi-canvas constructions, his art furniture and his sculpture.  Jaffe also works in series as a contemplative artist exploring a variety of stylistic approaches, themes and media also seen in his non-series work.

 

"A GATHERING of this indoctrinated in millennia of belief"

“A GATHERING of those indoctrinated in millennia of belief”

Jaffe’s distinctive style is recognizable in the use of his signature Multicams and his Portoids which are negative openings or holes in the canvas which Jaffe defines as portals into the unconscious or unknown  …..”perhaps intriguing droplets of DNA, I immerse into Soupault’s water from the well of the unconscious.”
Ronn Jaffe is an Artist, Furniture Designer, Interior Architectural Designer, Entrepreneur, and Poet.  The scope of his multi-disciplinary talent is diverse. It includes paintings, portraits, drawings, sculpture, products and functional art/design.  Jaffe’s design virtuosity is reflected in his transition, as an experienced Artist and Furniture Designer, from more conventional furniture to furniture as dynamic Functional Sculpture.
Ronn Jaffe considers himself a creator, a seeker, a visionary -sharing his vision employing a range of artistic expression from light hearted humor to shock.  Jaffe believes it is the Artist’s role to lead, to be an agent of change, to employ the experience of art as liberation from the daily mundane, creating  transcendence to a more aesthetic and spiritual fulfillment.

For further information visit www.ronnjaffe.com  or info@artamalgamated.com

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291