Barry Greff Details His Interesting Journey Up The Fine Art Photography Ladder. Here’s What Happened When You Give A Kid An Instamatic And A Few Flash Cubes!

Barry Steven Greff details his journey up the Fine Art Photography ladder with plenty of name-dropping, a bit of adventure and a vision of what can happen when you give a kid an Instamatic and a few flash cubes!  The Rickie Report shares an overview from behind-the-scenes as well as his mind-blowing images

 

 

 

How     It     All     Started…..

 

Kodak Instamatic Pocket Camera with Flashcube

 

 

 

 

Barry Greff  “On Top of the World” Scene on
Glacier in British Columba reached by Helicopter ©

 

 

TRR:  Your photographs are truly awe inspiring!  How did you get started using photography as a creative medium?

BSG:

I grew up on Long Island, NY into a family that traveled a great deal. While I remember them having cameras (the old Argo which you looked down into the raised hood), it wasn’t until well after both of them had passed that I opened some of their old photo albums and realized that one of my parents, in addition to taking family photos, also took a significant amount of Landscape images. I can’t help but believe that my young impressionable self, saw them taking these photographs and subconsciously followed in their footsteps… 

 

 

 

 

“African Crowned Crane” by Barry Steven Greff©

 

 

 

My first camera was a Kodak Instamatic with flashcubes. I remember feeling that those little cubes were so valuable, only getting four flashes per cube. While at the University of Miami I first rented professional Nikonos underwater equipment from Pro, Stephen Frink in Key Largo. He shot for magazines and National Geographic and was an early inspiration. After shooting for a while underwater, I eventually stayed top side and began shooting with Minolta equipment (7000i and 7xi film cameras, usually Fuji Velvia 50 slide film). If you fast-forward, National Geographic has recognized my work on their website.

 

TRR:  How did you transfer to digital cameras and how did you make this into your career?

BSG:

In 2004, the quality of digital cameras had finally matched or overtaken film cameras, so I purchased my first digital camera (a 6.3 mega pixel Canon Digital SLR). Digital was so liberating! I could see the images after I took them and erase what I did not like, saving on hundreds of dollars in film on each trip. While 6.3 mp was not a huge sensor, this camera took some beautiful images, many of which I can still use today. Canon Cameras USA has since licensed an image from me to sell their cameras.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had always been artistic, drawing since I was very young. So, after submitting a few images to my first photo contest, I was thrilled when I not only was recognized in the contest (twice), but the Editors used my image for a ½ page Ad inside the magazine (no credit, no payment, and the magazine soon folded, but that was the catalyst for me…seeing my work published, I was hooked.  

 

 

I continued to submit what I considered good “stock” photography at the time, for magazines, books and advertising. As a result, I became widely published (interior images, covers, advertisements, travel magazines and books, wildlife, and landscapes). My images were in many of those hard cover books you find in hotels. Digital photography changed the way images were sent, too. Instead of labeling slides and sending them with a delivery memo in a plastic sheet…now image files could simply be sent online – Wow!  That was so much easier and faster! 

 

“Bent Banyan Way, Stuart, FL” by Barry Steven Greff©

 

 

 

 

 

As time went on, my desire to get more out of my photography grew. I believed that some of my best work could be considered Fine Art”. I wanted to be considered an “Artist,” understanding full well that it is a subjective title. My goal, was to be considered such… by legitimate, well respected people in the industry. I remember visiting the Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, CO and saying to the people I was with, that I would be exhibited there. Fast forward, I have since been exhibited there six different times. 

 

TRR:  We tell our readers that artists may live “locally” but many have a national or international presence, such as yourself.  Was there a pivotal moment when you saw your career change?

BSG:

To move my career forward, I attended top-of-the-line Photography Reviews, showing my work to the best in the industry. I chose the toughest critics first, the ones that other photographers avoided for fear that they would be brutally honest, and therefore, brutal. I, on the other hand, wanted just that. I was well past hearing how good my work was from family and friends. I wanted to hear the unvarnished truth from those that were at the top of their game… and their game was the Fine Art Photography world.

 

 

Barry Steven Greff’s photography in print

 

 

 

Then, it happened! I was attending Portfolio Reviews at Photo Expo Plus in New York City. Epson Printers had a special guest, iconic photographer, Joyce Tenneson. As an artist, it is important to know the Art history in your genre and I knew that she had over 150 exhibitions and numerous Photo Books with iconic portraits of the most famous people in the world. She was selling her latest book at the time, signed for $40 at New York City’s Javits Center/Photo Expo Plus. I stood on line, eagerly waiting my turn. But when it was my turn to have her sign her book, simultaneously, I artfully pushed my book of images in front of her and asked: “what do you think of mine?” Her immediate response was “Beautiful,” then she turned the page and said, “gorgeous”….this was from a world-renowned Artist…about my work. I will never forget that feeling. Pure, unadulterated VALIDATION.

 

 

She didn’t know me… I had just walked up to buy her book… She could have said “nice” or even “very nice” which I would have translated as “OK”. But she said “beautiful,” then “gorgeous”, those were real responses about my work, independent reviews from one of the best in the world…It was like having Michael Jordan tell you that you had a “sweet jumper” (jump shot, for you non-Basketball readers). Once we were done, I proceeded to walk toward the windows of the building and stepped behind the floor to ceiling curtains, …because this 6’0, 200 plus lb. tough guy, literally got weak in the knees for the first (and only) time in my life.  It was the best $40 I’ve ever spent… Joyce is not only one of the most talented artists on the planet, but one of the most generous, and has since placed two of my images into a Gallery Exhibition (in a juried event, not knowing they were mine and has also signed another one of her books to “Barry, a great photographer”)!

 

 

 

Detail from “Beaded Web” by Barry Steven Greff©

 

TRR:  Tell us more about “Portfolio Reviews” and why they are important to building a career and a body of work ?

BSG:

These are set up like “speed dating” but you bring your portfolio of images instead of your best pick-up lines. I attended portfolio reviews in NYC, Palm Springs, CA, West Palm Beach, FL, and more.  They were reviews by major Gallery owners, curators, and well respected  photographers. Since the day I met Joyce, 9 times out of 10, I didn’t just get a favorable review, but I often “blew them away.” I’ve had some very animated responses to my 17 x 22 Hahnemuhle prints in a clam shell box (the 400 year old Hahnemuhle Paper Company has since used my work to show off their Fine Art paper). Some verbatim examples of Reviewers’ responses were: the Publishers of Photo District News (PDN), the “Bible” of photography (“something I very rarely say at these things, I’m surprised” and “strong body of work”); Chris Pichler, Publisher of the most respected Fine Art Photography books on the planet, Nazraeli Press (Michael Kenna, Lee Friedlander) (“spectacular, the images are stunning”), Chris’s review was my favorite to date.

 

 

 

 

Barry Steven Greff’s SOLO Exhibition at 25CPW, New York City

 

 

When he came to my iconic animals, Of the Wild, he got so excited that he started cursing. “Holy S_ _t”, or something along those lines. He asked me to send him two prints and he sent me a box of signed collector’s edition books. The sales manager of the Howard Greenberg Gallery in NYC (he is one of the 10 most influential people in photography), which sells the Masters’ such as Ansel Adams, called my prints “magic”; David Fahey, of the famous Fahey/Klein Gallery (“if I gave him 18 more like my “Niagara,” he would give me a show”); renowned Curator/Collector WM “Bill” Hunt, formerly of the famous NYC Hasted/Hunt Gallery, actually juried “Niagara” into an exhibition in Seattle and Dr. Anthony Bannon, the Director of the Eastman Museum asked to use it in his next book; The King of Pop, Michael Jackson’s personal photographer, Harrison Funk, chose some of my work for a gallery exhibition. The late Hal Gould, (Camera Obscura Gallery in Denver, CO) was a contemporary of Ansel Adams and Edward Weston. He told me a story of how Adams and Weston originally couldn’t sell their work for the asking price of $25.00. Their work now sells posthumously for as much as $500,000. Imagine, my work has hung in the gallery with that of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Sebastio Salgado, Ruth Orkin.  Iconic Photographer Robert Farber ,whose first book was with Jackie Kennedy Onassis, came to the Artist Reception at my Solo Exhibition in NYC. When asked why he was there, he stated, “why not, this work is beautiful”. Dr. Sylvia Earle, the foremost expert on Jellyfish on the planet at National Geographic called my Jellyfish “Magnificent.”

 

 

 

 

 

“Ascension” from the Series FLOW by Barry Steven Greff©

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:   This is all quite heady stuff!

BSG:

To be very clear, I am extraordinarily grateful for all of the recognition. I don’t take any of it for granted. I worked very hard, traveled many miles on the Road Less Traveled to create the work and with similar effort and fortitude, put it in front of the right people in the industry. I try to create images that capture moments in time, never to be repeated. I seek to capture transitory conditions of light and atmosphere, subtle moments where elements collide to form moody, ethereal and dramatic scenes. Then, with my close-up, intimate portraits of Animals, I confront the dignity, personality and identity of these magnificent creatures to remind the viewer why it is so important to protect them. If that sounds like my artist statement, it is! From that first publication of an animal image (the winning photo contest entry turned 1/2 page ad)…I have since been named in Popular Photography Magazine on their Editors List of Great Wildlife Photographers. From those early publications in travel guides for AAA and others…I have also been named in Popular Photography Magazine on their Editors List of Top Travel Photographers.

 

TRR Where do you go from here?

BSG:

 

So …from that wide eyed kid with a Kodak Instamatic with flash cubes, I have since honed my craft so much that the camera company that I use (Canon Cameras USA) and the Fine Art Paper upon which I print (Hahnemuhle) have utilized my images to exhibit the quality of their products. My images have gone from my childhood bedroom (with a Raquel Welch poster from One Million Years B.C.) in Long Island’s Elmont, NY to have been published throughout the U.S., to as far away as London, England and Brisbane Australia. My work is collected from NYC to Westchester, from Portland, OR, to a yacht in Baton Rouge, LA; Pennsylvania, North Carolina; Stuart, FL, and many others. Ogilvy and Mathers, one of the largest advertising companies in the world, has licensed an image of mine for an entire wall in one of their main offices. Recently, I have sold an image for a large piece of glass in Australia and been recognized by the Houston Center of Photography for images I took of the cruise ships off Miami Beach during the Pandemic. 

 

 

 

“Five Lined Up” from Series: Ghost Ships on The Horizon by Barry Steven Greff©

 

 

 

 

So far, it has been a very interesting career, but I am always looking to improve, to continue to create  images that move people. Now, again, I begin a new chapter in my photographic career. After having a Portfolio site for more than a decade where people could only email me to buy the work, I am starting a new, sales oriented Gallery site that can bring my work to more people due to new, more robust marketing efforts. And, while I will maintain the original site (www.barrystevengreff.com) and continue to sell my Signed, Limited Edition prints, this new site will offer more affordable Open Edition pieces on Print, Canvas, Metal and Acrylic. Finally, I anticipate that once we regain some normalcy in the word, I will again travel to pristine locations, to capture iconic images and share them with people around the world that care to see what exquisite beauty still exists on the planet. For my attempts at memorializing that beauty, I hope you will visit my website www.barrygreff.com.

 

 

 

“Super Storm Sandy, Coral Cove Park Tequesta, FL” by Barry Steven Greff©

 

“Neptune’s Reach” Gilbert’s House of Refuge Stuart, FL by Barry Steven Greff©

 

 

 

 

Awards:

2012 FotoDC International Awards Competition, Washington DC

2011 Black & White Spider Awards; International Color Awards, Photography Masters Cup

2010 Artslant, Contemporary Art Network; Black & White Spider Awards

2009 International Color Awards, Photography Masters Cup

2008 International Photography Awards

 

“30 Rock, Touch The Sky, NYC” by Barry Steven Greff©

 

 

 

 

 

A condensed overview of Barry’s Exhibitions / Recognitions / Publications:

2020 HOUSTON CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY, Togethering, “Ghost Ships on the Horizon”

2019 LENSCULTURE  “Niagara”, Black & White Photography Awards 2019 Competition Gallery

2017 SILVERSHOTZ, The Contemporary Photography Magazine: Cover and 16 page feature portfolio;
INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS: “Pelican’s Rest”

2016 PHOTO+, PDN’s EXPOSURE Awards; winner: Force of Nature: “Niagara”

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Daily Dozen Editor’s Favorites: Flamingo Preening; PDN (Photo District News) September Print Issue: Cab Ride in the Rain; PDN Photoserve; MAGNUM PHOTOS Editor’s Awards Photos Competition Gallery: “Ascension”

2015 YourDailyPhotograph, Duncan Miller Gallery (Daniel Miller, owner/curator), Santa Monica, CA
LICC, London International Creative Competition; Series: “FLOW”

2014 Forgotten Exhibition, A Smith Gallery (Blue Mitchell, juror), Johnson City, TX; Natural World, Center for Fine Art Photography (Susan Spiritus, juror), Ft. Collins, CO; Black & White, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT; (Karen E. Hass, Lane Curator of Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, juror);

2013 Solo Exhibition, 25CPW Gallery, Central Park West, NYC (Curators Beth Greenberg/Abby Verosky)

2012 FotoWeek DC (Washington, DC); Hahnemuhle Booth at PhotoPlus Expo (Javits Center, NYC); Terrain, Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA (Sean Kernan, juror); Equivalents, Photo Center NW, Seattle, WA (W.M. Hunt, juror); Black & White, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO (Susan Spiritus, Susan Spiritus Gallery, Newport, CA, juror)

2012 Black and White Magazine; The Big Picture (Boston.com); Featureshoot; Lenscratch; Trendhunter.com;
The Center for Fine Art Photography Portfolio Showcase No.5; PDN on-line Photo of the Day

2011  SHUTTERBUG Magazine; PDN on-line Photo of the Day; Featureshoot

2011 Portfolio Showcase Volume 5, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO (Chris Pichler, Publisher Nazraeli Press, juror); Dreams, Center for Fine Art Photography (Aline Smithson, juror);

2010 Art of Photography 2, Camera Obscura Gallery, Denver, CO (Hal Gould, owner/juror); Natural World, Center for Fine Art Photography (Susan Spiritus, juror); Infocus, Palm Beach Photographic Centre, West Palm Beach, FL (Harrison Funk, juror); Animalia, Center for Fine Art Photography (Karen Irvine, juror);
Dennis Dean Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Joyce Tenneson, juror)

2010 COLOR Fine Art Magazine, Portfolio Edition; Photoserve, (PDN on-line), Editor’s Choice; COLOR Fine Art Magazine; Popular Photography, Editors List: Great Wildlife Photographers; Popular Photography, Editors List: Top Travel Photographers; Silvershotz Fine Art Magazine, Atlanta Showcase

2009 Black & White Magazine; Silvershotz Fine Art 2009 Portfolio Journal

2009 Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA (Clive Waring-Flood, juror)

 

Barry Steven Greff is a proud member of the Jensen Beach Fine Art League, Soul Arts Society of Stuart, and Martin Artisan Guild.

 

 

 

 

For more information about Barry’s images, how to purchase them, and how to connect with Barry, please visit:

barrystevengreff@gmail.com

Fine Art Photography:  305.609.7729

Portfolio: www.BarryStevenGreff.com

Sales: www.barrygreff.com

 

 

 

 

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“Florida Faces & Places” Photography Exhibit At Center For Creative Education Focuses On Every Day Life Of Florida Residents-Opening Reception July 26

The Sallie & Berton Korman Gallery at the Center for Creative Education presents “Florida: Faces & Places”. The Opening Reception on Friday, July 26 includes a special film presentation, “Florida: Where I’m From”.  This photography exhibit focuses on how local, Florida residents spend each day of their lives.  While a global view relates Florida to beaches, theme parks, and other sunshine baked tourist destinations, these photographs explain what life is truly like for Florida locals.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Empowering Students to Grow Academically, Creatively and Socially Through Arts-Based Education

425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
T: (561) 805-9927       cceflorida.org

 

 

The Sallie & Berton Korman Gallery at Center for Creative Education

 

PRESENTS:

 

 

Florida  :   Faces   &   Places

 

 

 

 

Public Reception: Friday, July 26

 6:00 – 8:30 PM

$10 Entry to support the charitable mission of Center for Creative Education.  Light Bites and Drinks to be served

The public is also invited to view a special student-made documentary ‘Florida: Where I’m From’ in the Hilton Theater at CCE this same evening.  All in conjunction with Northwood Village’s ArtNight Out!

 

 

Special exhibition support by the Historical Society of Palm Beach County

 

 

Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Exhibition is open to the public at no charge during regular gallery hours.

 

 

Lake Worth Street Painting Festival photo by Adriano Ficarelli

 

 

 

 

This exhibition is focused on how local, Florida residents spend each day of their lives. A global view of Florida from outside of the state often relates to Beaches, Disney World, and other sunshine baked tourist destinations. This exhibition is an opportunity to explain what life is truly like for Florida locals, day in and day out through photography.

 

 

 

 

Featuring photography by:

 

 

Bruce Bain

Kristin Beck

Melanie Cruz

Gabriella Duran

Adriano Ficarelli

Heidi Hess

Sharon Kaliner

Kalimba Love

Daniel Pichney

Don Schwartz

Anita Seltzer

Ronald Steiner

Sally Stone

Special exhibition support by the Historical Society of Palm Beach County

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education
425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33406
561-805-9927

For more information about this event, classes, workshops or upcoming exhibits:

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery and Marketing Manager

JonathonO@cceflorida.org

State Issued Photo ID Required for Visit
T: (561) 805-9927 ext. 106   F: (561) 805-9929
W: cceflorida.org 

Empowering Students to Grow Academically, Creatively and Socially Through Arts-Based Education

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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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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Center For Creative Education Presents: “Passenger: A Global Journey” Curated By Bruce Helander. Public Is Invited To Exhibit And Opening Reception March 16

The Sallie and Berton Korman Gallery at the Center for Creative Education presents “Passenger: A Global Journey” featuring photography by Christopher Fay, Hope Kahn, and Shalini Nopany.  Curated by Bruce Helander, this exhibit explores how individual artists view the world and capture images to share with the viewer.  The Opening Reception takes place on Saturday, March 16.  This exhibit is available now through March 30. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
T: (561) 805-9927       cceflorida.org

 

The Sallie & Berton Korman Gallery at Center for Creative Education

 

PRESENTS:

 

 

 

 

 

‘Passenger: A Global Journey’

Curated by Bruce Helander

 

 

 

 

Featuring photography by:

Christopher Fay, Hope Kahn, & Shalini Nopany

 

 

 

 

Public Reception: Saturday, March 16

 6:00 – 8:00 PM

$10 Entry to support the charitable mission of Center for Creative Education.  Light Bites and Drinks to be served

Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Exhibition is open to the public Now through March 30

 

 

Photography by Christopher Fay

 

 

Photographer Christopher Fay believes recognizing beautiful ART around you constantly is a gift and skill that comes from viewing the world through the Artist’s Eye. The trick is to develop the patience and imagination to recognize it.  From there, each image calls for its own composition.  With the onset of digital photography and many digital photography advancements, new worlds have opened a new age of creating high-quality photographic artwork.  By using various techniques and tools to enhance regular photographs, spectacular results can be achieved in the finished image.

 

Photography by Hope Kahn

 

 

Photographer Hope Kahn uses many different photographic means to capture an image; such as digital cameras, plastic cameras and pinhole cameras. She then applies, a variety of finishing techniques.  Some of the techniques used are historical processes such as Photo Gravure, Cyanotype as well as the use of paper negatives. The common thread in her art is the blending of the realistic into the interpretative – producing a poetic quality to her photographs. Her clients have often called her work “mysterious and otherworldly.”  

 

 

 

Photography by Shalini Nopany

 

 

Photographer Shalini Nopany is known for both black and white and color images of people and places. Her photographs, which radiate with a woman’s sensibility, freeze a moment in time that captures emotions and actions. Her themes have included motion, emotion, and people’s activities in different settings.

 


Curator Bruce Helander

 

 

Curator Bruce Helander is an art critic, arts writer, curator and artist whose specialty is collage and assemblage. He has a master’s degree in painting from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, where he later became the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of the college. He is a former White House fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and has won the South Florida Cultural Consortium fellowship for professional achievement in the visual arts. He is one of two 2014 inductees to the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, Florida’s most prestigious arts and culture honor (the other is musician Tom Petty).

 

 

 

 

 

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education
425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33406
561-805-9927

For more information about this event, classes, workshops or upcoming exhibits:

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery and Marketing Manager

JonathonO@cceflorida.org

State Issued Photo ID Required for Visit
T: (561) 805-9927 ext. 106   F: (561) 805-9929
W: cceflorida.org 

Empowering Students to Grow Academically, Creatively and Socially Through Arts-Based Education

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Armory Art Center Announces Photography Salons. Meet Other Photographers, Learn New Techniques, Get Constructive Feedback.

The Photo Salon at the Armory Art Center is a unique gathering place to showcase and talk about your photography. Meet other photographers and participate in stimulating discussions about what’s old, what’s new, and what’s happening in the world of photography. It’s a terrific opportunity to share your photographic experiences and get positive, constructive feed back of your work.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges photographers to take part in these sessions, which are led by award winning photographer, Barry Schein.

 

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place    W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

561.832.1776   armoryart.org


Photography by Barry Shein

P  H  O  T  O       S  A  L  O  N  S

 

 

Held the second Tuesday of every month

6:30 – 8:30 pm

In the Armory Art Center Media Room

$10 payable at the door

Drop Ins Welcome!

Bring no more the 5 images on a flash drive or memory card

 

 

 

2018/2019   Photo   Salon   Dates:

November 13, 2018

December 11, 2018

January 15, 2019

February 12, 2019

March 12, 2019

April 9, 2019

May 14, 2019

 

SAVE  THE  DATE!

On April 9, 2019 Sofia Maduro with be doing an  illustrated talk entitled “The Enlightened Viewer”, which gives an overview of what makes a good photograph, and gives tips for how to take a more discerning look at photographs. 

 

The Photo Salon at the Armory Art Center is a unique gathering place to showcase and talk about your photography. Meet other photographers and participate in stimulating discussions about what’s old, what’s new, and what’s happening in the world of photography. It’s a terrific opportunity to share your photographic experiences and get positive, constructive feed back of your work.

Barry Schein, award winning professional photographer and instructor, will be facilitating the salon. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you. Please bring no more than five digital or print photographs.

 

 

About The Armory Art Center:

 

 

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

 

For more information:

Visit www.armoryart.org

or

Call (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Photography Exhibition, “Divergent Visions” Features Area Artists With International And National Acclaim

“Divergent Visions”, a photographic exhibition will run May 20, 2017 – June 14, 2017 at Ludwig Framemakers in Wilton Manors, FL. The public is invited to the free Artists’ Reception on Saturday, May 20th. The exhibit features four area artists from the Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School: Kent Burkhardsmeier; Karen Hanley Colbert; Dale Kirk as well as curator and instructor, Allan Pierce. These fine art photographers are internationally and nationally acclaimed award winners, some of whom have had their work published.  Their photography can be found in public and private collections world wide. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

(954) 306-3138

2420 Wilton Drive    Wilton Manors, FL 33305

 

 

P R E S E N T S:

 

“DIVERGENT    VISIONS”

PHOTOGRAPHIC  EXHIBITION

 

Curated by Allan Pierce

Featuring:

Kent Burkhardsmeier

Karen Hanley Colbert

Dale Kirk

Allan Pierce

 

PUBLIC ARTISTS’ RECEPTION:

 

Saturday, May 20th

 

6 – 8:30 pm

Catered by Palate Party and Rumors

Exhibition Is Available May 20 – June 14, 2017

Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Saturday 11am-7pm or by appointment.

For more information contact Marquie Kloppenburg (954-306-3138)

 

 

 

 

ABOUT   THE   ARTISTS:

 

 

Kent Burkhardsmeier

www.KJBImages.com      kent@kjbimages.com
954 614 9720

 

 

Kent Burkhardsmeier “Intriguing Beginnings”

 

 

 

Kent Burkhardsmeier’s work explores the transition between fog and nature – offering a tempting glimpse beyond. Kent pursues familiar places with a curious fascination to uncover hidden gems in his photographs – like seeing into the veil of fog. A resident of Deerfield Beach, his photography has been shown throughout South Florida (Palm Beach Photographic Centre, Crest Galleries, Boca Raton Museum School, and Broward Art Guild Galleries) and internationally (UNEAC Santiago de Cuba). Kent’s project, “Cinco Hojas: The Experience of a Cuban Cigar, in Cuba” was published by LensWork Publishing as the lead series in the book “Seeing in SIXES.” His work has been recognized internationally (International Photography Awards – Family of Man, Black & White Spider Awards, International Color Awards,) and locally.

 

 

 

Karen Hanley Colbert

www.karenhcolbert.com     khcolbertm@comcast.net

561 927 7433

 

“Seagulls At Dawn” by Karen Hanley Colbert

Karen Hanley Colbert’s work depicts how she blends her work with the many activities that can be found at the beach. The beach entices her into the escapism of sheer play or sometimes early in the mornings, the stillness of elusive dreams. She lets her camera catch the freedom that is the beach. A resident of Delray Beach Karen is an internationally published and award-winning photographer. Her work has gained broad recognition in magazines and competitions including Black & White Magazine, Artblend Magazine and the Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA-London, UK); PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris (PX3); International Color Awards and the Black & White Spider Awards. In South Florida, her images have been exhibited at Palm Beach International Airport; Palm Beach Photographic Museum; Cultural Council of Palm Beach County; Cornell Museum; Old School Square Gallery; Boca Raton Museum of Art; Artblend, ArtServe and Broward Art Guild Galleries and in Art Basel. Her pieces can be found in both commercial and private collections. 

 

 

 

Dale Kirk

dalekirkphotography.com        dalekirk@mac.com
 561-358-2450

“Grand To Be Central” by Dale Kirk

Dale Kirk’s work comes from her walks on the streets of New York. She is not alone… every step of the way is a memory of her father whispering stories reminiscent of his life there. To achieve that feeling of timelessness and energy, she captures movements, which emphasize the passage of time. This temporality satisfies her longing for him, and somehow, she can keep him alive, if only in spirit.  A resident of Boynton Beach, Dale’s work has been shown throughout South Florida (Palm Beach Photographic Centre, Boca Raton Museum School, Broward Art Guild Galleries, Palm Beach Art). In addition, her work has been auctioned several times for Bethesda Hospital. Her love for photography developed from her father’s attraction for the art. “I remember watching him tinkering with cameras and compositions and felt like my Dad was most at peace when he was looking through the lens”. Dale’s career began 30 years ago with a family portrait studio in her home and has now evolved to capturing landscapes and still life. 

 

 

Allan Pierce

AllanPierce.com     allanpierce@me.com

954.253.9185

 

“Looking Out” by Allan Pierce

Curator, Allan Pierce’s work approaches portraiture, by capturing the inner life of a person in unguarded moments and not the “flattering, air-brushed” conformity that’s so prevalent in studio photography. He is especially excited by the limitless range of natural lighting situations rather than the forced predictability and blandness that result from getting mired in technique. The work in this exhibit reflects his ongoing theme of dealing with barriers and looking out of windows.  Allan lives in Fort Lauderdale and from his earliest childhood as an avid theater-goer, he has been consumed with the interactions of people, their emotional masks and subtexts and the environments and situations that define their lives. He studied theater, taught English and drama and directed plays (both traditional and experimental).  Observing humanity continues to be a consuming passion and a similar perspective pervades his photography. He has exhibited his work at the Soho Photo Gallery in New York City, Georgia State University in Atlanta and University of Miami, Florida International University, the Boca Museum of Art, the Chris Lopez Gallery, World and Eye Arts Center, and the Artists’ Guild Gallery in Delray Beach. He currently teaches photography at the Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School and conducts workshops throughout Florida. 

 

 

 

 

 
About Boca Raton Museum of Art:

Dedicated to excellence in all its endeavors, through its collections, exhibitions, and educational opportunities. The Museum values cultural, artistic, and intellectual diversity and accommodates a wide range of experiences and learning styles. It welcomes new and broader constituencies, encouraging a heightened public understanding and appreciation of the visual world.

For more information about exhibits, classes, workshops:

 www.bocamuseum.org

www.bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

About Ludwig Framemakers:

Established in 1975, Ludwig Framemakers has been a cornerstone of the wholesale picture framing industry throughout South Florida, providing art and framing services to interior designers, galleries, artists, corporate, hospitality and residential clients.

 

Ludwig Framemakers    Superior Custom Framing for Art, Mirrors, and More

(954) 306-3138   2420 Wilton Drive    Wilton Manors, FL 33305

Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:30 PM – 5:00 PM Friday 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM  Saturday by Appointment Only

www.ludwigframemakers.com

 

 

 

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Macro Photography of Rebecca Ryan is Featured At Studio 1608 “Modern” Exhibition

Macro photographer and mixed media artist, Rebecca Ryan’s creativity will be featured at the upcoming “Modern” Exhibit at Studio 1608 in West Palm Beach. The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Thursday, April 6th. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Rebecca’s artistry.

 

 

S T U D I O   1608

 1608 S. Dixie Hwy West Palm Beach, FL
(2 blocks south of Norton Museum)
561-659-1883

PRESENTS:

THE     ART     OF     REBECCA     RYAN

At

1608   “Modern”   Exhibit

Public, Opening Reception:

Thursday, April 6

5:30 – 8:30 pm

 

 

 

Rebecca Ryan was born in Canada and now shares her time between Delray Beach and Canada. Her enthusiasm for nature comes through every piece of artwork she creates. She tells The Rickie Report, “I find so much inspiration to create during my time here in Southern Florida. Many of my photos of birds and flowers as well as the “Life Series”, “Rain” and “Beach Leaf Series” are all a celebration of the time I spend here.”

 

“Calla Lily” by Rebecca Ryan

 

“I have always loved and appreciated art. I spent many pleasurable days in the galleries of London, Paris, Milan and Florence while in my twenties. That really started my self study of art and art history.” With an artistic mother and a sister who is a patron of the arts, Rebecca has wonderful family support for her journey. After several years of illness, Rebecca had to slow down physically. Gardening became her process to create.

 

“Heaven and Earth” by Rebecca Ryan

Rebecca explains, “When I started to watch my gardens bloom and grow on a daily basis, it was magnificent! I wanted to share what I was privileged to see. I thought a camera was the best way to capture those moments. Once I looked through a macro lens, I found my passion!”

“Inside The Forbidden Fruit” by Rebecca Ryan

 

“The pallet of colors in nature is incredible. I celebrate them and create an abstract piece that will help the viewer to linger and enjoy what they would not otherwise see.” Rebecca is continuing her artist journey by developing new mixed media artworks, combining acrylic and photography. “I am honored and excited to be included for the second time at Studio 1608 in West Palm Beach.”

 

 

“Dance of the Fairy” by Rebecca Ryan

Rebecca shares her artist vision, “I hope to share a moment in nature with all its splendor with the viewer. I call my abstracts “The metamorphosis of nature’s palette”. Rebecca is a internationally collected artist. Her work is in private collections in Vancouver and Alberta Canada as well as in Mexico. She is making her foray into the US market with collectors in California and Florida, building on her previous Exhibitions in Vancouver, Canada and Florida. Her photographs are available in a wide range of sizes and mediums.

 

 

“The Writing Of Crime and Punishment” by Rebecca Ryan

 

 

For more information about Rebecca’s artwork:

www.rebeccaryanstudio.com

Email: info@rebeccaryanstudio.com

561-324-5449

 

 

About Studio 1608:

For painters, photographers and sculptors STUDIO 1608 is home to a collection of working artist studios from a variety of disciplines. An exciting space filled with history and architectural details, 1608 is an unexpected treasure in today’s commercial cookie cutter buildings. Conveniently located between the Norton Art Museum and Antique Row, STUDIO 1608 is a New York loft style building with over 7500 square feet of studio space. Built in 1937, surviving over one hundred hurricanes this two-story gem is brimming with character rarely found in a Florida building. With thirteen foot ceilings, seven foot sunlit-providing windows, exposed wooden beams and beautifully finished wooden floors that still show hints of a 1930’s car dealership, STUDIO 1608 is a haven for artists.

 

 

 

 

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Center For Creative Education Gallery Announces “Two Visions One World” Featuring Seth Resnick And Dede Pickering

The Center For Creative Education Gallery presents “Two Visions One World” featuring the Fine Art Photography of Dede Pickering and Seth Resnick.  The Exhibition runs now through January 28, 2017.  The Public is invited to the Opening Reception on Saturday, January 7, 2017.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

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Center For Creative Education
425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
t (561) 805 9927 ext. 160 f (561) 805 9929

www.cceflorida.org

Empowering Students to Grow Creatively, Academically, and Socially Through Arts-Based Education

 

 

 

 

 

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Dede Pickering:

 

 

My photographs are meant to be a bridge between cultures and to express the universal human spirit.I am driven by my curiosity, sense of adventure and desire to explore the world. I was a traveller long before I was a photographer. Discovering the world has been a life long personal journey of soul-searching and self-discovery. Recording what I see has given me an increased empathy and connection to the world.Camera in hand I’ve traveled to six continents and more than one hundred countries, never hesitating to return to my favorite destinations. My passion remains The Far East and in particular the Buddhist areas that border the great Himalayan Mountain range.

 

 

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“India” by Dede Pickering

 

My interest in photography grew out of my wish to record what I witnessed during my journeys to different cultures. That wish motivated me to document people and their everyday life, especially in marginalized communities. Stepping into the shoes of others was something I could only imagine. My camera changed that and serves as a bridge, not a barrier, to my subject allowing me to record hope and despair as well as the beauty and the roughness of the world.I enjoy the intimacy of photographing people. Photography helps me search deeply and intensely for expression and connection with my subject even in the darkest of circumstances. Looking into the eyes of others has served as my own reflection and helped me realize that we all share one world with similar dreams and aspirations.

 

 

 

 

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“Cuba” by Dede Pickering

 

 

 

Interacting with strangers is one of the greatest gifts photography has given me. Travelling and welcoming the unknown has changed my life for the better. Based on what I have witnessed during my travels I know that every person can make a difference for good in this world. Even the biggest dreams and most ambitious goals begin with the actions of individuals, often beyond our own borders.For me, being involved in non-government charity work on behalf of women and children worldwide added purpose and meaning to my life and photography. I’ve witnessed the work of CARE and Women’s World Banking in the developing world and know the power and impact they can make on a community. When I combined my love of travel and photography to benefit humanity, everything changed and my life came together.

 

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“Mynamar” by Dede Pickering

 

 

 

My camera and my curiosity have led me off the beaten path. The journey is often more important than the image to me. My lens has allowed me to look inside the lives of others and blur the differences. The person I am today reflects the places I have traveled and the people I have met along the way.

 

 

 

Seth Resnick:

 

 

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Rotor” by Seth Resnick

 

My images are a journey into the personal space of my subject literally traversing and surveying into that space. I like graphic boundaries to place a limit on the space and through the use of layers and both straight and curved lines travel through that space deeply exploring the energy I feel from within that space. I want my viewers to see my photographs as an opportunity to consider the larger, unseen realities that contribute to the energy and uniqueness of my subjects.

 

 

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“Dead Valley” by Seth Resnick

 

 

 

Ideally photographing isn’t just a record of a physical presence but a documentation of the encounter that exists between the energy I experience in my subject. In formal terms, my work is an exploration of a packed frame typically filled with layers in the form of light, texture and color. I am interested in both the tension and solitude that exists within the frame.

 

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“Cape Tuxen” by Seth Resnick

 

I am attracted primary colors and most importantly formal boundaries are very important in my images. When I am shooting I feel I am exploring fantasy of nature. The images that work the best for me explore feelings of sensuality and create illusions but at the same time emphasize our fragile environment and instill a sense of responsibility to preserve it from further destruction.

 

 

For more information about this exhibition, classes, workshops or opportunities at the CCE:

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Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery and Marketing Manager
Center For Creative Education
425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
t (561) 805 9927 ext. 160    f (561) 805 9929
www.cceflorida.org

Empowering Students to Grow Creatively, Academically, and Socially Through Arts-Based Education

 

 

 

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Artists Judith And Jack Rosenberg Combine Art And Philanthropy With Public Reception And Exhibit

Artists Judith and Jack Rosenberg are bringing together two of their passions: philanthropy and art. On Monday, December 5th they will present a collection of their images – painting and photography. A Public, free  dessert and wine reception will be held at the Mandel JCC in Palm Beach Gardens. All proceeds will benefit the Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service, a non-denominational charity, of which they have been leaders for decades. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

JUDITH AND JACK ROSENBERG

Present:

“ART  AND  PHILANTHROPY”

 

 

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Public dessert & wine reception

Monday, December 5th

7 – 9 pm

No RSVP necessary, no entry fee, free parking, open to the public

Mandel JCC

5221 Hood Road Palm Beach Gardens, FL

 

 

Exhibition Runs from Dec.5 through Dec.30

For more information please contact Carolyn Yasuna   561-762-9707

Jewish Family & Children’s Service for this event:
http://www.jfcsonline.com/rosenberg-art-gala

 

 

 

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“Quartet” by Judith Rosenberg

 

 

Judith shares, “Painting and the creation of art are a great source of physical and intellectual pleasure.  Since retiring from Judith Jack, Inc., the jewelry design firm my husband, Jack and I founded, I’ve had the luxury of time to devote to a life-long love, the creation of art. Portraying women in all their diversity and drama is one of my inspirations. A merger of my original acrylic paintings and my latest interest – photography, is my newest body of work. My published writings on the subjects of historical fashion and jewelry, and the research necessary to be factual, have inspired me to portray women – bold, daring, playful or conservative – who so creatively present themselves to the world. Literature fashion, museums, architecture and nature have been influences as well”.

 

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“Manhattan Style” by Judith Rosenberg

 

 

Judith’s  recent interest has led her to incorporate photography into her paintings. “I’ve recently designed a series of “Women of the Flowers.” A sequence of steps is performed to achieve what I hope are distinctive results: I paint in acrylics, photograph the image then using the computer, alter colors, change backgrounds -just keep designing . I work on these paintings until my head and my heart say, “Enough!” They are then printed on an aluminum sheet. This media method offers drama, elegance and quality that sets them apart from any other process – complete, unique and without the need for framing, ready to adorn your home!  There are endless uses for the various mediums and tools that are available for artistic expression. I hope that the observer truly enjoys the marrying of media and the many aspects of beauty I have chosen in creating my art”.

 

 

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“Three martinis” by Jack Rosenberg

 

 

 

 

After graduating from Brooklyn College, Jack worked as a microbiologist and then as a medical supply salesman to doctors and hospitals. He tells us, “My growing interest in antique jewelry led me to become, along with my wife, Judith, co-founder and CEO of Judith Jack, Inc., a jewelry design firm with international sales. Together with the design staff, I took pleasure in putting my own ideas into play. After selling the business and retiring, my artistic side flowered. Charcoals, drawing, painting and sculpting became part of my ever-expressing means of creativity. My awareness of shapes, colors, textures and forms in their splendor impelled me to continue to investigate a variety of methods and materials”.

 

 

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“Enchanting” by Jack Rosenberg

 

 

 

 

You can hear the excitement in Jack’s voice as he shares, “Then I discovered photography! I’d found my true love! Looking through a lens helps me see and appreciate the world around me in a new and exciting manner and shuts out everything except what I see in the lens. It’s the perfect medium for me. It permits me to fully and continuously express my artistic vision and share my passion with others.  My fundamental belief is that everything in our physical surroundings can become the subject of a meaningful photograph. I try to capture and express the essence of what I see through my lens. I relish humanizing inanimate objects and creating scenes from unexpected sources.  Every photograph tells a unique story – real or imagined – and, hopefully evokes thought and pleasure in the viewer’s mind.  The photographs here reflect my ongoing labor and explorations, allowing me to share my artistic sensibilities and pleasure with a wider audience. I truly hope they are enjoyed”!

 

 

 

 

For more information about Judith’s and Jack’s artwork:

Judith’s website: www.judithimages.com
Jack’s website: www.jackrimages.com

 

 

For more information about Jewish Family & Children’s Service:
http://www.jfcsonline.com

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

The Gallery At Center for Creative Education Presents ‘Wild Florida’ Photography Exhibit

The Gallery at Center For Creative Education presents a group exhibition featuring Native, “Wild Florida” Photography November through December, 2016. The Opening Reception takes place on Saturday, November 5th.  Photographer Greg Matthews and The Gallery at CCE Manager Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla present this exhibit based on wildlife, habitats, or environmental impacts. The true art of photographs that come from within the state of Florida and are taken in the wild shares the awe, wonder and beauty of our surroundings. Exhibition will be open to the public November 5th through December 17th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

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Center For Creative Education
425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
t (561) 805 9927 ext. 160      f (561) 805 9929

www.cceflorida.org

Empowering Students to Grow Creatively, Academically, and Socially Through Arts-Based Education

 

 

 

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**Special Opening Reception for the Public**

Saturday, November 5, 2016

 6:00 – 8:30 pm

$10.00 Entry (Charitable Donation to CCE’s mission in helping children learn through the arts) –

A Table 427 Voucher will accompany each $10 entry which provides ‘$10 for you and a friend’ to be redeemed at their Vibrant eatery offering Continental fare with Mexican flavors, plus spirits & music in the heart of Northwood Village.

Food provided by Whole Foods Market, Food Trucks by Stashbox BBQ and Island Buzz, Beverages by Accomplice Brewery & Ciderworks, Live Animals on-site by Busch Wildlife Sanctuary.

 

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Featured Fine Art Photographers:

 

Raymond Gehman | Chris Gillette | Paul Marcellini | Greg Matthews | David Moynahan | Mac Stone | Carlton Ward Jr. | Marina Scarr |

 

These artists have been featured in National Geographic, Popular Photography, American Museum of Natural History (NY), National Wildlife, Audubon, and Smithsonian just to name a few.

 

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Photography by Marina Scarr

 
‘Wild Florida’ ran an open call to the public for photographers to submit works which were juried in to exhibit alongside the featured artists. Photo Contest Exhibiting Photographers: *10 Artists juried into exhibition via Contest. One work from each chosen artist to be exhibited alongside the Featured Artists.

 

 

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Photography by Chris Gillette

 

 

 

Top 3 chosen images are accompanied by Cash Prizes

by Guest Juror: Clyde Butcher (Florida Artist Hall of Fame)

1st Place – Quinn Hiaasen – Lightning Over Florida Bay
2nd Place – Christopher Evans – Blue Cypress Lake
3rd Place – Peter Brannon – Embrace
4th-10th Honorable Mentions in no particular order
Joe Cruz – Fanning Split
Bruce Bain – Ghost Orchid
Tim Harrell – Anhinga
Norm Haines – One With The Universe
Melissa James – Native Green Anole
Rhett Butler – If
Jeff Waldorff

 

 

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Photography by Greg Matthews

 

 

 

 

Photo Contest Sponsors:

Local Brand, Tanks-A-Lot Aquariums, Coastal Source

Exhibition and Opening Night Sponsors:

Whole Foods Market, Accomplice Brewing

Exhibition and Opening Night Partners:

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary (live animals on-site), Local Brand

Exhibition Sponsor:

Searcy Law

Night Patrol

Photography by Daniel Moynahan

‘Like’ The Gallery’s Facebook page to follow all of our happenings
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Facebook Event Page:
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For more information about this exhibit, events, classes and workshops:

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery and Marketing Manager
Center For Creative Education
425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
t (561) 805 9927 ext. 160    f (561) 805 9929
www.cceflorida.org

Empowering Students to Grow Creatively, Academically, and Socially Through Arts-Based Education

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

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