See You At Cornell Art Museum 6×6 Exhibit & Sale On Thursday, July 25! Over 700 Artworks Available At Only $30 Each

Artists from around the country have donated 700 6×6 inch art works in a variety of mediums to the Cornell Art Museum’s fundraiser, The 6×6 Exhibition & Sale All are on view now and then available to purchase for $30 in an auction-style sale on Thursday, July 25.  All proceeds benefit the Cornell Art Museum.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some photos from last year, and urges you to attend! Doors open at 6 pm with the sale starting promptly at 6:30 pm. Rickie Leiter is participating with a mahjong themed piece that rattles when you shake the dice!

 

 

 

 

 

 

51 N. Swinton Avenue    Delray Beach, FL 33444

www.oldschoolsquare.org

 

 

 

 

ANNOUNCES:

 

6th Annual   6X6   EXHIBITION  &  SALE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Sale

Thursday, July 25      

Doors Open at 6 pm

 Sale Begins at 6:30 pm

 

 

Free admission for 6 x 6 participants; $5 admission otherwise

 

 

Exhibit is on view  July 6 – July 25, 2019

Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm       Museum Admission Fee

 

 

 

 

How the 6th Annual   6X6   EXHIBITION  &  SALE works:

 

Each 6×6 work of art available to purchase for only $30 each!

$5 admission (free admission for 6×6 participants) entitles guest to colored bracelet that will be called randomly.

When color is called, guest may purchase up to two 6×6 works. 

Once all colors are called, guest may purchase as many 6×6’s as they wish.

Guests can improve their chances of being selected First, Second or Third to buy art by purchasing First Purchase Lottery Tickets for $20 a chance/5 for $80.  This increases the guests chances of buying their desired original work of art!

The Cornell Art Museum’s 6×6 Art Sale has become very popular and provides a unique opportunity to purchase amazing original art for only $30 each!

 

 

 

 

 

All submitted artworks are sold for $30 each in an auction-style sale. All proceeds will benefit the Cornell Art Museum programming.

 

 

 

For more information:

Art on the Square is a signature fundraising event for Old School Square Center for the Arts, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) registered non-profit cultural organization.



 

 

 

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South Florida Basket And Fiber Guild Shares Call For Entries For Juried Exhibition

The South Florida Basket & Fiber Guild is a non-profit organization of fiber artists and enthusiasts who share diverse, but allied, interests in the fiber arts including basketry, weaving, knitting/crochet, needlework, felting and textile design. Their mission is to promote a community that inspires interest and creativity in basketry and the fiber arts among both emerging and seasoned artists through networking, educational programs and exhibitions.  The Rickie Report shares a CALL for ENTRIES for the Guild’s upcoming”Perspectives in Fiber: Moving Beyond Tradition” a juried exhibit.    ART LOVERS: Mark your calendars for January 6th, when this Exhibit Opens to the Public!

 

 

 

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“Perspectives in Fiber:

Moving Beyond Tradition”

Opening Reception:

Friday, January 6, 2017,        6:00 – 8:00 pm.

It is free and open to the public

Exhibit runs  January 7, 2017 to February 10, 2017

The Armory Art Center Annex

 1121 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 

Call to Artists:

The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild invites artists 18 years of age or older who reside in Florida (full and part-time) to submit up to three pieces of recent work for a juried exhibition showcasing original artwork that represents contemporary approaches to fiber art and that pushes the boundaries and/or traditions in media and execution. Emerging, mid-career, and established artists are encouraged to apply.

 

DEADLINE:  November 1, 2016

Work completed after January 1, 2014, will be accepted in these categories :

 

 

 

  • Wall Works: Two-dimensional works that are intended for wall display
  • Sculptural Works: Three-dimensional works that may be free-standing or suspended
  • Vessel Forms/Basketry: Functional work and sculptural expressions of the vessel form
  • Wearables: Body adornments, including wearable art clothing, accessories and jewelry.

 

All work must be primarily natural or synthetic fiber in content or executed using traditional fiber techniques and be original in concept, design and execution.

 

 
The non-refundable entry fee is $40 for up to 3 works

 

Jurors for the exhibition are:

Jon Eric Riis, noted contemporary tapestry artist whose work has been shown in more than 50 exhibitions around the world and is found in numerous prestigious museum collections.
Lois Russell, nationally recognized basket maker, instructor and past president of the National Basketry Organization. Her award-winning work is in private and museum collections and has been featured in books and magazines..
Benjia Morgenstern, sculptural basket maker who uses natural materials to create non-traditional vessels. Her work has been shown in juried exhibitions and galleries throughout the country and featured in basketry books.

 

 

 

Cash prizes will be awarded: Best in show: $500; Best in Category: $250

 

 

The awards judge is Keidra Daniels Navaroli, Assistant Director and Curator for the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Florida Institute Of Technology.

 

 

 

Application is online via CaFÉ :

 

https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3663

 

 

About the SFBFG:

 

The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild, founded in 2013, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization comprised of fiber artists and enthusiasts from around South Florida who share diverse, but allied, interests in the fiber arts including basketry, weaving, knitting/crochet, needlework, felting and textile design. Our mission is to promote a community that inspires interest and creativity in basketry and the fiber arts among both emerging and seasoned artists through networking, educational programs and exhibitions.

 

For more information about the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild or to download the prospectus

visit: www.south floridabasketandfiberguild.org

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

“It’s All About The Art” Is A New Gallery In Boca Raton Offering Fine Art And Fine Crafts To Art Lovers, Interior Designers And Collectors

It’s All About the Art is the newest addition to the 11th Street warehouse industrial park, in the new up and coming high-end decorator neighborhood of Boca Raton and is the first Fine Art Studio-Gallery in the area! The stylishly minimalist raw studio-gallery exhibits emerging, mid-career and established artists creating contemporary works on paper, paintings, fine art photography, glass, clay, metal, assemblage. The mission of this industrial shop named, It’s All About The Art is to bridge various artist communities, provide its’ artists greater exposure to new markets and sell to collectors and the decor wholesale trade. Kudos to Amy Reshefsky and Deborah Rader!  The Rickie Report shares the details and encourages you to stop by the Grand Opening on January 14th.

 

 

 

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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ART

The Decorator Centre

140 NW 11 Street   Boca Raton, Florida 33432

 

 

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For more information please contact:

 

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ART…
Gallery/ Studios
140 NW. 11 th Street
Boca Raton, fl. 33432
561-289-4542

 

 

 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

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Missed The 1st Anniversary Celebration? The Brewhouse Continues To Bring Art, Music And A Place For Community

For those who missed the people-packed First Anniversary Celebration of the founding of the Brewhouse Gallery, we want to reassure you!  AJ Brockman and his crew continue to offer a cozy place for a coffee during the day and a fun venue in the evenings for camaraderie.  The Rickie Report shares some of the upcoming events you’ll want to check out and the heart of it all – the local art scene!

 

 

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HOURS:

TUESDAY – SUNDAY
12:00PM – 12:00AM

The Brewhouse Gallery

720 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403

 

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How was the Anniversary Celebration? AJ Brockman tells The Rickie Report, “The day we have been planning, the day we thought may never come, the day we all share in Art, Live Music, Food, Glorious Craft Beer, Friendship and more. To be able to say we have made it through our first year is a huge milestone and we want to thank all of you for supporting The Brewhouse Gallery! We hope our success has been a sign of what our community really needed, A place dedicated to the arts, Somewhere with culture, Somewhere to gather, Somewhere to brew ideas, Somewhere to inspire. Now, let’s celebrate… The future is bright!”

 

Craig McInnis Presenting Live Painting. Photo courtesy of Rolando Chang Barrero

Craig McInnis Presenting Live Painting. (Photo courtesy of Rolando Chang Barrero)

 

 

 

Stop by for our next monthly artist Open House:

Thursday, May 28th!

Art, art, and more art! Whether it’s our incredible visual artists or our talented performing artists –

MEET OUR GALLERY ARTISTS:

Ed Trujilo, Mark Sotak, Danny Albertson, James Hook, Phil Fung, Christanthy Vargo, Kevin Goff, Craig McInnis, Emmanuel Gonzales, EJ Morales, Cristina Ferreira, Derek LaRosa, Jeff Biege, Jay Hatfield, Sue Gaumer, Jason Pfeiffer, Maria Grace Lurescia.

 

 

 

Relax with a fresh brewed coffee and snack

Relax with a fresh brewed coffee and snack (Photo courtesy of Brewhouse Gallery website)

 

 

 

NEW MENU

The entire menu is literally prepared from scratch with authentic Mexican recipes passed down through the generations. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available + over 6 homemade sangria’s. All you have to do is try it and you will see why we have decided to offer this exclusively!!”

 

 

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Fresh Sangria! Photo Courtesy of Brewhouse Website

 

The LineUp*

 

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Brewhouse Gallery Line Up

 

 

Tuesday – Musicians Showcase “In the Round” : 7 to 10 : $2 off draft & specialty wine. Bringing you a little bit of Nashville to Lake Park. Hosted by Bill Hartmann, this event is part storytelling, part jam session, and all out acoustic. Original music at its finest!

 

Photo Courtesy of Brewhouse Website

Photo Courtesy of Brewhouse Gallery Website

 

 

Wednesday – Trivia Night, 7 to 9. Brought to you by Think and Drink Trivia! Now with our new expansion we can accommodate an additional 40 people with a direct speaker output you can hear throughout the entire space for those of you that have been requesting it. This was just listed in the top 50 favorite things to do in all of Palm Beach County by The Palm Beach Post.

 

 

 

Brewhouse Gallery Friends and Fun (Photo Courtesy of Brewhouse Gallery Website)

Brewhouse Gallery Friends and Fun (Photo Courtesy of Brewhouse Gallery Website)

 

 

Thursday – : Open Mic Night : 8 to 11 : With new host & professional comedian Jordan Garnett. Thursday’s now have an all new energy with a killer lineup of songwriters, musicians, comedians and more.

 

 

Friday – *FEATURED* : Live Music : 8 to 11 : Zack Jones, Front man of the the Gravel Kings, is completely reinventing what it means to be a one-man band. With his take on traditional folk music and much more… He will have the house rocking! Also, Happy Hour Poker (Texas hold ’em) starting at 6:30 PM. Food Truck!

 

 

Saturday – *FEATURED* : Live Music : 8 to 11 :

 

Sunday – *FEATURED* : 7 to 10 : We are happy to have Nicholas Caputo every other Sunday for the next few months! He is one of the premier Accordion players in all of Florida and will be bringing his traditional (and not so traditional) french vibes. Art + Beer + Accordion = WINNING.

 

 

* Please check the Brewhouse Gallery Website as dates, events and performers are subject to change.

For up-to-the-minute listings of events please visit:

www.brewhousegallery.com

https://www.facebook.com/TheBrewhouseGallery

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

NAWA Celebrates 125 years with “Women of Vision” Exhibition

So often, when we speak of “visionaries”, we are mindful of those people from the not-too-distant past and usually, the present.   The Rickie Report shares an article about  visionary artists who anticipated the needs of others 125 years ago! They formed the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) to foster public awareness of, and interest in, visual art created by women in the United States.  NAWA promotes culture and education in the visual arts through exhibitions of its members’ works, educational programs, scholarships, awards and its historical archives.  While encouraging contemporary and emerging artists, NAWA honors and continues the long and important contribution of women to the history of American culture and art.  The Rickie Report hopes that emerging as well as established artists will consider membership in this prestigious group. It goes beyond networking for one’s own gain, as they secure the future for the arts here in the United States.

 

 

 

The National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (NAWA), the first professional women’s fine arts group in the United States, is proud to celebrate its 125th Anniversary in 2014.  Five innovative women in New York City founded the not-for-profit in 1889 to foster public awareness and interest in visual art created by women as well as to empower, support and encourage women artists. Its early exhibitions included works by such notable artists as Mary Cassatt and Suzanne Valadon, and later membership rosters included Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Louise Nevelson, Alice Neel, and Judy Chicago.

 

 

 

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125 Years: Women of Vision

National Association of Women Artists, Inc.

 

 

 

The Florida Chapter of NAWA was the first regional chapter in the country. It was founded in 1995 by Liana Moonie, of Palm Beach, a past president of the national organization and Madeline Weiss, who was the first president of the Florida Chapter. The Chapter takes part in regional exhibitions, seminars and other educational activities as well as sponsoring annual scholarships for talented art students. All artists wishing to join the Florida Chapter must first be juried into the Association Headquarters in New York City.
During this celebratory year the theme is “Women of Vision.”  Members must have been juried into N.A.W.A., where they were eligible to be juried into the national show, a forum for women artists from all over the United States. This multimedia show, “125 Years: Women of Vision,” which will include sculpture, painting, photography, ceramics and mixed media will take place at our own Armory Art Center, 1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, December 5, 2014 – January 10, 2015. Rhoda Sherbell, a distinguished portrait sculptor, will jury entries for the exhibit, and Ashley Ford, the Sophie Davis Curatorial Fellow at the Norton Museum of Art, will jury the awards.

 

 

 

 

To learn more about this prestigious organization and how to become a member visit www.theNAWA.org and www.NAWAFL.com   NAWA welcomes applications from professional women artists as well as emerging and student artists who are U.S. citizens and/or permanent U.S. residents, 18 years of age or older. Artists are juried in twice a year,in the fall and in the spring. There are many benefits from belonging to this nationally recognized organization.

 

Officers and Board Members of NAWA Florida

President:           Janice Cohen
1st Vice Pres       Beth Scher
2nd Vice Pres     Betty Wilson
Treasurer:           Lynn Morgan
Secretary:           Vicki Siegel
Board: Janet Gold, Cynthia Maronet, Karen H. Salup, Helene Kleiner, Lore Baer, Shirley Goldblatt, Nadine Saitlin, Rita Price, Jean Goddeau, Bernice Harwood, Carol Staub, Maxine Schreiber, Jane McIntyre, Lianna Moonie

List of upcoming Exhibitions 

NAWA National Show-125 Years: Women of Vision
Chairs: Susan Hammond, Bernice Harwood, Carol Staub
Dates: Dec. 3, 2014 – January 9, 2015
Reception: Dec. 5, 2014

Northwood University
Chairs: Emalee Andre, Betty Wilson

Feb. 24, 2015-May 10, 2015

Reception: Tuesday 3/3/15 3-5 PM

Armory Show –Presentation of Scholarship Winners
Chair: Beth Scher
Feb. 10, 2015-March 21, 2015
Reception Feb. 13, 2015

Palm Beach Gardens
Chairs: Cynthia Maronet, Lynn Morgan, Vicki Siegel
Feb 28, 2015-April 8, 2015
Reception: TBA

 

 

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New Exhibit at Palm Beach International Airport: Did You Know Art is For Sale?

There will be a PUBLIC RECEPTION to honor artists whose work has been chosen for exhibit at the Palm Beach International Airport.  “Art in Public Places”  gives local artists an opportunity for their artistry to be seen by travelers, employees and greeters.  What a fabulous way to welcome people to Palm Beach County!  The Rickie Report urges you to slow down and take a look as you walk through the airport.  On September 17th, the public is invited to view notable works of photography, painting and mixed media by twenty of Palm Beach County’s finest emerging and professional artists.  This is a unique and FREE opportunity to interact with the artists while they share stories about their works and cultural inspirations.  More details and a sneak peek are in this article and remember – Art at the Airport is for sale!

 

 

 

Palm Beach County’s

Art in Public Places

 

Invites You To

 

Meet the Artists

 

Wednesday, September 17th

 

5:30 – 7 pm

 

Palm Beach International Airport

Level 2

 

 

 The exhibition runs through October 8th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priscilla A. Taylor, Mayor and Paulette Burdick, Vice Mayor join the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners  Hal R. Valeche, Shelley Vana,  Steven L. Abrams, Mary Lou Berger, Jess R. Santamaria and County Administrator Robert Weisman, P.E. in congratulating all of the exhibiting artists.

 

 

 

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Nancy Brown’s “Horsemen in Inner Mongolia”

 

After a life-changing trip to China in 2005 Boca Raton photographer Nancy Brown focused her lens on the country and its people. “Horsemen in Inner Mongolia” emerges from Brown’s desire to share her love of China with the local community. 

 

 

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Frank Navarrete’s, “Determination in Adversity”

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On September 17, from 5:30-7:00pm the public is invited to view notable works of photography, painting and mixed media by twenty of Palm Beach County’s finest emerging and professional artists.  This is a unique opportunity to interact with the artists while they share stories about their works and cultural inspirations. 

 

 

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Kianga Jinaki’s “Adowa”

 

 

Reflecting an appreciation of her heritage, West Palm Beach resident Kianga Jinaki incorporates African textiles, beads, bones, artifacts, and song verse into her work. Jinaki brings African art and cultural influences to the Palm Beach International Airport with her quilt entitled “Adowa.”

 

 

Craig McInnis' "BABA"

Craig McInnis’ “BABA”

 

Featured artists include:

 

Nancy Brown and Kandy Lopez from Boca Raton; David Bogia and Patricia Turo from Boynton Beach; Irwin Goldman and Brenda Gordon from Delray Beach; Rick Lewis from Jupiter; Armando Hernandez from Lantana; Frank Navarrete from Loxahatchee; Genie Fritchey, Jody Lane, and Betty Laur from Palm Beach Gardens; Cynthia Conley, Tracy Guiteau, Kianga Jinaki, Andrea Krausz, Craig McInnis, E.J. Morales, Ricardo Morales-Hendry, and Annie Yarensky-Seaberry from West Palm Beach.

 

 

For more information about  Art in Public Places and be placed on the list for upcoming exhibits, please contact:

 

Elayna Toby Singer,    Palm Beach County Art in Public Places
2633 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Ph (561) 233-0235   Fax (561) 233-0206
http://www.pbcgov.com/fdo/ART       or      esinger@pbcgov.org

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Cynthia Conley’s “Earl”

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Third Annual “50/50” is a Win/Win/Win for the Armory Art Center, Art Lovers and Artists

Everyone is invited to attend the Armory’s 3rd annual 50/50 — a live art event and auction. Watch 50 emerging and established artists create one piece each…then­ bid on the art the same night! Starting bids are only $50. Admission includes wine and beer with food truck on-site. The Rickie Report suggests you mark your calendars for September 13th and get ready to bid with guest auctioneer Jennifer Ross!  Tickets are now on sale – don’t get closed out of this FUNdraising event!

 

 

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The Armory Art Center

Invites You to Their

Third Annual 50/50

Saturday, September 13, 2014

5:30–9:00 p.m.

$25 in advance. $30 at the door

1700 Parker Avenue | West Palm Beach, FL

 

VISIT ARMORYART.ORG OR CALL 561.832.1776 X 33

TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

 

 

 

Jennifer Ross, Auctioneer

Jennifer Ross, Auctioneer

 

 

Jennifer Ross has been in the South Florida radio market for 33 years! No wonder she is looked upon as an icon, not only in the radio local radio industry, but in the market as a whole. Jennifer is a huge Ohio State Buckeye fan (her alma mater), the New England Patriots, the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Celtics. Can you tell she’s from New England?

She’s the proud mom of 2 beautiful daughters, loves all her animals (2 horses, 6 dogs, 3 cats, an annoying cow named Karma, 2 snakes, 2 bearded dragons and a couple of killer goldfish) and would marry George Clooney in a heartbeat.  

Jennifer loves to cook and eat Italian food, anything seafood, especially Maine lobster, enjoys horseback riding, gardening and reading. Jennifer sits on the board for LEAF (Law Enforcement Assistance Foundation) a charity that provides financial support to Palm Beach County police officers injured or killed in the line of duty. She has been involved with the March Of Dimes since 1981. For 2-years, she co-chaired the Saks 5th Avenue “Key To The Cure” event, which benefits breast cancer awareness, and currently sits on the board. She’s also involved with the ARC of Martin County, The Arthritis Foundation, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, JDRF, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Community Outreach Program and many more….

 

 

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Tickets are now on sale now: 50 artist 50 bucks!   You’re invited to join the Armory’s 3rd annual 50/50 — a live art event and auction. Watch 50 emerging and established artists create one piece each…then­ bid on the art the same night! Starting bids are only $50. Admission includes wine and beer with food truck on-site.   The event takes place on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 5:30–9:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased $25 in advance. $30 at the door.  (Ages 12 and under admitted free.)  The event takes place at the ARMORY ART CENTER  located at 1700 Parker Avenue in West Palm Beach, FL.  It is Open to the Public.

 

For more information or to order tickets

please visit:  ARMORYART.ORG or CALL 561.832.1776 X 33

TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

 

 

 

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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Brewhouse Adds New Brews and Views in August

The Brewhouse Gallery is adding new draft beer selections to their already super stock of options!  Thursday, August 28th is the monthly Open House.   A wide range of coffees/ teas during the day and handcrafted beers/wine in the evenings  plus a full calendar of activities are offered: an art gallery, place to meet a friend, play a board game, share the Trivia mania or have a big laugh during the Comedy nights.  Bring your own food or take advantage of the food trucks that park nearby.  August is also a change-over month for artists, so stop by and see what is NEW on the WALLS!  Artists interested in selling their work at this vibrant venue should contact AJ Brockman.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  

 

 

 

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The Brewhouse Gallery

ART + COFFEE + CRAFT BEER

Thursday, August 28th

6 – 8 pm

720 Park Avenue    Lake Park,FL

561.771.1641 | Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

 

 

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Plan Your Week!

Monday –  Art, brews, and BBQ.
Tuesday – Karaoke starting in August.
Wednesday – Trivia Night.
Thursday – Open Mic and Poetry.
Friday and Saturday – live music and food trucks.
Sunday – Comedy

 

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ARTISTS:  

If you are interested in displaying and selling your work at the Brewhouse Gallery, please contact AJ Brockman!

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For more information about The Brewhouse Gallery please contact :

info@BrewhouseGallery.com  or call  561.771.1641

 Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

Somethins’ Brewin at 720 Park Ave., Lake Park, FL 33403

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

New Mural Project in Northwood Brings More Public Art to Galleries, Shops and Restaurants

Murals serve as more than decorations on walls.  They give passersby a glimpse into the neighborhood where murals are displayed on walls of buildings.  The area may be “coming back” or “already there”.  Look at the wide variety and rich cultural history of the murals found in Philadelphia, PA.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share information about the newest mural project in the Northwood Village area of West Palm Beach.  Onlookers are always welcome! Here we focus on the three artists involved, Eduardo Mendieta, Craig McInnis and Amanda Valdes.  The images shown are previous works by the artists at other locations.

 

 

NORTHWOOD VILLAGE

MURAL PROJECT

 

 

 

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Initially there will be 4-5 murals painted on buildings located on Northwood Road, Spruce Avenue and 25th Street.  The goal is to beautify and bring more vitality to the neighborhood.  Each mural will be painted by a different artist.  Two murals will begin in August.  Other artists are waiting for approval of their designs before work can begin.  Eduardo Mendieta is spearheading the project.

 

 

The Process*

 

  • Before an artist can legally create art on a wall there are numerous checklists and approvals that are needed.  Building owner approval and City approval must be obtained.  Contacting the building owner may be a challenge, as it is likely that if a business rents their space they deal with a landlord.  The landlord can give some approvals but when it comes to a mural, the owner is generally the one that needs to sign off on it.  So the process from idea > landlord > owner can be lengthy.  It can also take face-to-face time and usually a presentation to encourage the decision makers that the proposed mural idea is beneficial to not only their business but also to the owner’s profit margins and as a neighborhood improvement.
  • The permitting process usually involves calls to the City, finding the correct department and obtaining the paperwork needed to get a City Permit.  The permit’s cost may depend on the budget of the mural.  For the sake of argument let’s say we take the lesser option and it costs us $75 for the permit.  This same permit needs to be filled out and signed by the owner.  Again, quite possibly another case of permit > landlord > owner.

 

  • A ‘pre-approval’ is the next step.  The real decision of all approvals comes with committees such as Art In Public Places and the CRA Advisory Board.  They oversee anything and everything happening in their appointed districts.  Both of those require a presentation, and it’s best to have some kind of pre-approval heading into it, either from the City or from a Merchant Association, or both depending on what committee you are presenting to.  Someone has to put together a proper presentation filled with photos, mock-ups, approved paperwork, etc.  It’s also noteworthy that committees like these do not meet everyday or even every week so you have to be patient and wait your turn to secure a place on a meeting agenda.  It takes roughly 10 days or so for your permitting paperwork to clear the City in order for you to get on an agenda for presentation.
  • Guess what?  You still haven’t put a single drop of paint on a wall yet!  During these presentations and (fingers crossed) approvals, an appropriate work of art must be selected for the mural space.  This might require an outside juror and a fee so that proper selection is made with fairness.  It takes time to gather all of applicants and their work in order for the jurying process to take place.  If a juror is not in place, a different committee takes on the role of selecting artists, interviewing artists, reviewing portfolios and proposed mock-ups.
  • That whole process takes a lot of time, money and patience.  If a full-time business person is taking on this task, it’s easily hours of preparation and follow-through.  If it were someone’s only job it would likely take them a month or two (at best) to get to a point of painting the wall.  Compare that to a month or two of your own salary on top of the paperwork costs.  For example, if someone was paid $30/hour to complete this task and they worked on it roughly for one month at eight hour work days, their fee would equal $4,800.  You can easily spend 8 hour work days on a project like this when it comes to coordination of phone calls, emails, presentation assembly, time spent traveling to and from meetings and City Hall, selecting the juror(s), contacting, paying…  Or if your committee handles some of the coordination, then it’s the committee meetings that require time and feedback amongst everyone involved. * Information from Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla of OSGS Gallery| Studio

Approved Sites/Proposed Sites

2417  Spruce Ave.has been approved
441  25 Street has been approved
444  25 Street is waiting for approval
The other mural sites are still being work out. We have several options.
 
441 25th Street

441 25th Street

How This All Began

Eduardo had shown some of his work at ArtHouse429 several months ago.  During the Opening Reception,  William Halliday, the owner of gallery introduced me to Sharon McCormick from the West Palm Beach CRA.  She had heard about the Downtown West Palm Beach Stairwell Mural Project which Eddie had helped organize and was one of the contributing artists.  She wanted to do something similar in Northwood Village.
Eduardo is overseeing the whole project as well as painting a mural and hopes to begin this month.  Artists can still apply to paint murals in the future and should contact him.

View From the Ground (Photo Courtesy of Eduardo Mendieta)

View From the Ground (Photo Courtesy of Eduardo Mendieta)

There’s More to the Story

 
 
“The CRA has helped get this project off the ground, but it will need more funding to keep this Mural Project going and cover the neighborhood with beautiful murals. Once we start painting in August, we will be looking for local businesses to sponsor murals by allowing us to paint their exterior walls and help with funding. We will also be organizing fundraisers and other activities to get the public involved,” Eduardo told The Rickie Report.

Previous Mural Art Installations

 

Roosevelt Elementary School Reading Mural by Eduardo Mendieta

Roosevelt Elementary School Reading Mural by Eduardo Mendieta

 EDUARDO MENDIETA

 

 

46 for XLVI Mural Project Indianapolis MD by Eduardo Mendieta

46 for XLVI Mural Project Indianapolis, Indiana by Eduardo Mendieta

 

 

For more information visit: www.eduardomendieta.com

 

 

 

CRAIG McINNIS

 

Mural by Craig McInnis

Mural by Craig McInnis

 
 
Craig tells The Rickie Report, “I have been drawing since I can remember. I decided early on that I would be an Artist. Music and art run through much of my family tree.  I doodled my way through high school and then came to Florida to attend the Art Institute. After graduation I plunged into a varied list of artistic endeavors.  My intent is to stay focused and to NEVER take my creative gifts for granted.”
“All things creative” has been the credo that Craig lives by, when deciding what projects to take on. “I enjoy keeping my workload diverse to help expand my skill set.  I have had the opportunity to make music, record and tour, paint on many different surfaces, illustrate, log many fun hours on Photoshop, create graphics and layouts, create storyboard art and props for a motion picture, apprentice as a tattoo artist, and most recently work behind the scenes to curate, promote and produce art shows for my cohorts. As Co- Founder of Art Synergy I am proud to be part of a dedicated team of art professionals with the goal of promoting local art at National and International levels and facilitate access to art & culture to those who may not have previously had the chance. I love the challenge new creative territory poses.”
Mural by Craig McInnis at Broadway Bagel

Murals by Craig McInnis at Broadway Bagel

Craig is also proud to be Creative Director of Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds over the past 8 years.  “I have done, horror make-up, graphics, talent booking, casting and management, branding, set design, scenic painting,
and my fair share of getting into character.”

Visit Craig at facebook.com/craigartist,    or email at craigart896@hotmail.com

 or go old school and buzz me 561.389.4800

 

 

 

AMANDA VALDES

 

Amanda shares, “I’m very excited to start the Northwood mural project and work with the community to brighten the neighborhood with public art. Northwood is an eclectic area with so much potential. 

 muralAmandaValdes_NWMuralProposal1

 

 

 

Amanda is an accomplished artists and has created murals for other cities. She says, “I feel like Northwood is starting to blossom into something even greater than it is now.”

 
 

Visit Amanda on Facebook: www.facebook.com/avaldesart 

amanda@amandavaldes.com 
www.amandavaldes.com

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Brigitte Balbinot Shares “A Summer Night” at AR Gallery in Delray Beach

Internationally known artist, Brigitte Balbinot, will exhibit her paintings in a group exhibit at AR Gallery in Delray Beach.  The exhibit, “A Summer Night”, will feature some of Balbinot’s latest works, including paintings from her most recent series ‘Minority’ which was recently featured at the Cornell Museum of Art in Florida.  The Rickie Report shares the details here and knows that you will be intrigued with Brigitte’s unique vision.

 

 

SOUTH FLORIDA BASED ARTIST

 

BRIGITTE BALBINOT

 

SHARES

“A SUMMER NIGHT”

Opening Reception:

Thursday, July 17th

 

 

6 – 9 pm

 

AT

AR GALLERY

340 NE 4 Street

 

ARTISTS ALLEY

 

DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA

 

 

 

"New Horizon" by Brigitte Balbinot  Oil on Canvas  36 x 36

“New Horizon” by Brigitte Balbinot                       Oil on Canvas 36 x 36

 

 

 

The AR Gallery at 340 NE 4 Street in Delray Beach, FL will open its doors to a summer group show, to include guest  International Artist Brigitte Balbinot on July 17  from 6 – 9PM.  The exhibit titled ‘A Summer Night’ will feature some of Balbinot’s latest works, including paintings from her most recent series Minority which was recently featured at the Cornell Museum of Art in Florida.

 

 

"Red Vine" by Brigitte Balbinot  Oil on Canvas

“Red Vine” by Brigitte Balbinot                             Oil on Canvas

 

 

 

Swiss by birth, Brigitte Balbinot is now based in South Florida and travels regularly to the Province of Quebec where she also maintains an art studio. Her work, simple and complex all at the same time, reflects a minimalist approach. Each piece of artwork comprises 30-40 layers of oil paint. The use of various mediums allows the Artist to create rich textures and interesting visual affects that translate her unique vision onto the canvas.

 

 

"Joy" by Brigitte Balbinot  Oil/Wax on Canvas  18x 18

“Joy” by Brigitte Balbinot                              Oil/Wax on Canvas 18x 18

 

In her statement, Balbinot says: “I favor abstract painting and use a minimalistic approach in my work. To me simplicity is about bringing order to complexity. When the work is streamlined, it enables the mind to expand. Only then can imagination happen. I love depth and textures; they remind me of what once was.”  

 

"Marrakech" by Brigitte Balbinot  Oil/Resin on canvas  20 X 20

“Marrakech” by Brigitte Balbinot                Oil/Resin on canvas 20 X 20

 

Brigitte goes on to say, “The philosophy Wabi-Sabi from the Zen Buddhist culture that is centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection plays a definite role in my creative process. My paintings sometimes appear to be “scarred” and “worn”, survivors of a long journey having a story to tell… Working with oil paint, pigments and various mediums allow me to create a work that is rich in substance and interesting to look at. I prefer to work large as it creates a stronger focal point that captures the viewer’s attention.”

 

 

 

 

"Angelized" by Brigitte Balbinot  Oil/Resin on Canvas  24 x 24

“Angelized” by Brigitte Balbinot                  Oil/Resin on Canvas 24 x 24

 

 

In a review by Carrie Turner, editor of Fine Art Views (March, 2013), art critic Brian Sherwin is cited, “The compositional structure and use of raw texture in Balbinot’s paintings allow the imagination of the viewer to decipher meaning based on what he or she brings, psychologically speaking, to the viewing experience”.

 

 

 

"Granite III" by Brigitte Balbinot  Oil on Canvas  36 x 36

“Granite III” by Brigitte Balbinot                           Oil on Canvas 36 x 36

 

 

For more information about Brigitte Balbinot’s art work please visit :  www.brigittebalbinot.com

 

 

ABOUT  AR GALLERY

 

AR Gallery presents exhibitions through out the year featuring original artwork by emerging and established artists whose work embody contemporary, abstract and modernist aesthetics. Assembling powerful events, and introducing collectors to pricing that makes a difference to support the arts and artists at large. All in a working studio gallery in Artists Alley, Delray Beach, Florida. Gallery hours of business are Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 12-5 PM. Every Third Thursday of Each Month 6-9 PM and by appointment. Contact Info: Tel.:  561.444.9989  -561.289.4542 – 9AM-9PM.

 

 

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