Why Should You Know The Name Of Artist, Seymour Schachter? Jack Rosen Of CJR Fine Arts Tells Us And Shares Seymour’s Newest Work, “Glory”

What do you know about the artist, Seymour Schachter?  Even though you may not recognize his name, you will recognize much of his artwork!  In addition to being a fine art painter, Seymour Schachter is considered the top commercial artist in the country. It is estimated that his art is in 1 of every 3 households in the US.  Seymour has been painting on commission for several years, but has only recently begun selling these pieces publicly. Jack Rosen, of CJR Fine Arts shares Seymour’s newest painting (6 years in the making) of “Glory”. A portion of sales will benefit Veterans Charities.  The Rickie Report is honored to share this article with you!

 

 

 

 

CJR Fine Arts & Frame

 

CJR Fine Arts & Frame
514B North State Road 7
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
Tel 561-333-9472
Email mail@cjrfinearts.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although Seymour was thought an artistic prodigy, his “old school” parents insisted he go to business school.  He chose Boston University, not because of their renowned business school, but because it enabled him to study at BU’s prestigious College of Fine Art, where he was hailed as one of their top students.

 

 

Following graduation, while attending a business meeting in France, all he could think about was painting the French countryside. It was at that pivotal moment he realized he needed to follow his heart and made an on-the-spot decision to pursue an art career.  Seymour immersed himself in art, taking classes at New York’s School of Visual Art, which led him to become one of the head artists for the leading commercial art studio in advertising under the mentorship of the legendary Neal Adams.

 

 

 

 

Seymour Schachter

 

 

 

Eleven years later, Seymour launched his own studio, Seymour Schachter Illustration, where he has illustrated for thousands of products and campaigns for a virtual ‘who’s who’ of advertising.  It is estimated that his art is in 1 of every 3 households in the US.  

 

 

 

 

Throughout all of this commercial success, Seymour’s heart was still in painting, like the French countryside he visited 30 years ago. Seymour has been painting on commission for several years, but has only recently begun selling these pieces publicly. His latest work, “Glory”, took him six years to complete.

 

 

 

 

Seymour  represents four iconic images within the flag itself: the bald eagle, the Statue of Liberty, the Liberty Bell, and Mount Rushmore.  Do you see an additional image?

 

 

 

Seymour Schachter, in association with CJR Fine Arts, is offering custom options, including embellishments that are meaningful to you.  Each enhanced signed painting will be a unique one-of-a-kind edition.

 

 

 

Here are just some examples:

 

 

 

 

Available:

 

  • 34″ x 48″  Hand signed limited edition Giclée on canvas
  • 24″ x 32″  Hand signed limited edition Giclée on canvas
  • Custom pieces and editions are available

 

A portion of the proceeds go to Veteran’s Charities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.cjrfinearts.com

561.333.9472

or email:  mail@cjrfinearts.com

 

 

 

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Imagine, Create, Relax, Enjoy, And Escape With Haydee Ullfig’s Classes For Children, Bak Prep, And Adults. Art Lovers Can Browse Her Studio Gallery

Imagine, Create, Relax, Enjoy, Escape……Haydee Ullfig Art Studio offers you all this. Your experience begins as you walk from the garden to the studio door, surrounded by flowers and butterflies. Adults, youth, and children will each find themselves transformed into a more accomplished artist as well as a happier individual. The Rickie Report shares the details about painting and drawing classes for adults and children.  Haydee also offers Prep Classes for Bak Middle School.  Classes begin in June, so register nowArt lovers can check out Haydee’s Studio/Gallery. This award-winning artist is known for her children’s book illustrations, commissioned art for interior designers, commissioned portraits, and murals. Haydee holds a School District of Palm Beach County badge and is certified to meet the screening standards of 1012467 Florida Statutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I   M   A   G   I   N   E,      R  E  L  A  X,     C  R  E  A  T  E            

 

 

W I T H  

 

 

     H  A  Y  D  E  E       U  L  L  F  I  G

 

 

 

 

“Imagine” by Haydee Ullfig and Steve Brouse

 

 

HAYDEE    ULLFIG    ART    STUDIO/ GALLERY

561.324.8944    www.haydeeullfigartstudio.com

 

 

 

Haydee tells The Rickie Report, “My style of teaching is to encourage confidence, self-expression and individuality while adventuring into the basics of art and developing the student’s power of observation and decision making.  Classes are kept small offering more individual attention to each student. Along with relaxing and having fun, creating a beautiful painting will increase confidence and self-esteem as well as the freedom to think flexibly and solve problems. This is especially important for the healthy development of any child as well as a stress release for any adult”. Inside the studio itself the depth of her talent is evident in her work exhibited on the walls; expressions of her powerful artistic statement reflecting her unique vision. Some classes, weather permitting, will be taught outside in the garden.  

 

 

 

 

 Fine Artist, Haydee Ullfig

 

 

Haydee emigrated with her family from Argentina to Chicago as a young child. While in primary school she already showed a strong natural aptitude for art. Haydee continued studying art through High School in Chicago, IL and was awarded a scholarship for classes at the Art Institute of Chicago. She graduated with a major in Fine Arts in 1972 from William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, IL.  Her subsequent degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami, has strengthened her entrepreneurial spirit. Her creativity, versatility and professionalism is reflected not only through her fine art paintings, but in various projects such as children’s book illustrations, commissioned art for interior designers, commissioned portraits and murals. 

 

 

HAYDEE’S VISION: TEACHING OUR CHILDREN CREATIVITY FOR A BETTER WORLD

If you can imagine it, You can achieve it. If you can achieve it, You can become it. –  William Arthur Ward

 

 

 

Haydee says, “Teaching children art, or more specifically creativity, is not only for teaching them to become our future fine artists. Teaching children creativity means teaching them observation and divergent thinking.  Divergent thinking is a thought process or method used to generate creative ideas by exploring many possible solutions.  With divergent thinking children learn to go beyond the mundane towards originality, inventiveness, inside-out thinking, resourcefulness and productivity”.

 

 

BAK  MIDDLE SCHOOL VISUAL  ARTS  AUDITION  PREP  CLASS:

STARTS June 15

 

 

 

 

 

CHILDREN’S  CLASSES:

STARTS June 15

Little Masters

&

Visual Arts for Youth (ages 11 to 17)

 

 

 

She continues, “Our world needs these future creative visionaries…..and who knows….they may become the next “Einstein or Jane Goodall” that will save our environment”.  Will they become the next researchers that will allow us to continue living quality and healthy lives in this wonderful world?  They may become our future artists who will l sustain our hope in the future, enhance our world with beauty, and keep our eyes open so that we may conscious of our actions”.

 

 

 

 

“Claire De Lune” by Haydee Ullfig

 

 

 

Haydee’s commitment to give back to the community is  exemplified by her volunteerism creating art for various benefits and non-profit events throughout Palm Beach County, including the Hobe Sound Mural Project, Art in the Alley, and a large mural at Big Dog Ranch Rescue, Wellington, FL, to name a few. Her extensive travels throughout Europe and South America, visiting cultural and artistic centers, her keen observation of the world around her, her love of children, animals and nature, as well as her capacity to see “outside the box” continue to enhance her creative development.  She considers herself an “artist in transition” with her best work still to be created.

 

 

 

WHERE    ART    MEETS    POSSIBILITIES:

 

 

 

 

ADULT      CLASSES:

 

 

 

As an artist and art educator, Haydee Ullfig knows that it’s never too late to get into art or even to re-invent your creative talents. Our classes designed for adults will guide you through the techniques and principles of various fine art and craft mediums. Class sizes are limited, which ensures you’ll be receiving plenty of individualized guidance from the instructor.  

 

 

 

 

 

“Ride A Wild Horse” by Haydee Ullfig

 

 

 

Painting

Probably the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of fine arts, painting is a wonderful gateway into the expansive world of art.  We offer lessons in acrylic, watercolor, gouache and mixed media. Our lessons focus on color mixing, brush technique, composition and theory, but we make sure to emphasize in self-expression.

Drawing

If you want to start with a basis before starting painting, drawing fundamentals including observational drawing is what you need.  Who knows, you may just decide to focus only on drawing which is an art in itself.   Our lessons emphasize on seeing, using right-brain techniques, line contours, shading and perspective. Lessons available in a wide array of drawing materials; learn to draw in charcoal, pencil (graphite and colored), pastels, oil pastels, pen and ink.

Other Creative Expressions                                                                                                

Other media specific classes may be added to our schedule, such as mosaics and sculpture and these will be posted on our website.  

 

For more information about classes, gallery visits, exhibits:

HAYDEE    ULLFIG    ART    STUDIO/ GALLERY

561.324.8944    www.haydeeullfigartstudio.com

 

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Before Caryl Pomales Offers 3 Day Workshop At New Studio For Visual Arts, She Reminds Us Why Artists Should Never Stop Taking Classes!

Caryl Pomales understands that creativity is not a quantifiable skill that can ever be officially mastered. It is a skill and a muscle that you must exercise to maintain, sharpen, and keep limber. Living a creative life is a marathon of continually cultivating curiosity and artistry. A runner does not quit stretching and training after completing a marathon; nor should the painter ever quit expanding his or her skill set. The Rickie Report shares her exciting announcement: Caryl will host a 3 Day workshop in October, PAWS- “Painting Animals with Spirit” at the New Studio For Visual Arts in Tequesta!  We give you all of the details, including a discount, how to receive her blog, and some sneak peeks!

 

 

Caryl   Pomales   Fine   Art

 

Artist, Caryl Pomales

PAWS: “Painting Animals With Spirit!”

Thursday, October 11, 2018

 

The New Studio of the Visual Arts

1615 Cypress Dr. Suite 1 Jupiter, FL 33469

Phone: 561.295.5712
Email: info@thenewstudiova.net

 

 

Cost: $390.00 (Special Autumn Session Pricing)

A supply list will be provided in plenty of time, (at least a few weeks in advance), for you to order and receive your supplies or to get your existing supplies organized and ready for for this exciting workshop! Please bring a standard size 8 1/2 x 11 printed photo image of the animal you will be painting. (If you don’t have an image to work with please let me know at least a week in advance, you are welcome to work from one of my images).

ENROLLMENT INSTRUCTIONS: Email info@thenewstudiova.net or submit form on https://www.thenewstudiova.net/contact

Be sure to mention PAWS, “Painting Animals with Spirit”  October Workshop in the subject area.

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY, I am offering a $20.00 discount coupon to my “Artsy Tips” subscribers. 

To get your coupon code emailed to you, sign up at https://carylfineart.lpages.co/artsy-tips-redo/

INCLUDE THE COUPON CODE WHEN YOU ARE PLACING YOUR ORDER!

 

 

 

“Lilac Breasted Roller” by Caryl Pomales

 

 

Caryl tells The Rickie Report,  “There is much to gain from being a perpetual student of the arts, continually participating in studies, reading, practicing, and taking classes. Amateurs and professional artists alike should continue their painting pursuits in a classroom, and here are just a few reasons why”.

 

  • Working on your craft. While you may have works displayed in galleries, sold dozens of paintings, or taught your own course, artistry is your athletic pursuit. You’ve completed your “marathon,” and it’s time to stretch and train for your next race!

 

  • Opening your mind to a different perspective and technique you may not have experienced, thought about, or mastered. There is always room to learn and adopt new styles, adding to your artistic toolbox. This will, without a doubt, help you create adventurous and dynamic work.

 

 

  • Renewed attentiveness. Sometimes, after being away from a class for a while, the artist can start to lose some of their creative curiosity. A learning environment constantly pushes the artist to grow, experiment, try new things, and look at the world a new way. Returning to a course is a great way to revive that crucial skill, reopening the eyes, heart, and mind.

 

 

  • Kindness among fellow artists. A workshop or class is an incredible opportunity to meet other painters at all stages in their lives and careers. Having a solid network of fellow artists is incredibly fulfilling, and one of the best places to meet this community is at a workshop!

 

 

  • Striving to further cultivate your artistry by never settling into complacency. Those who pursue the constant betterment of their craft have the most satisfying and inspiring careers.

 

 

  • Heal, relax, sooth, and relieve stress. Classes are, in addition to being productive, wonderfully enjoyable! They are a great place to set an artistic “reset” button and enjoy a creative and supportive learning environment.

 

 

  • Ownership of your talent and skill. Classes remind you both what you know and are remarkably skilled at as well as you can improve upon, and give you the opportunity to work on the latter.

 

 

  • Painting, and doing what you ultimately love, amongst others who feel the same way!

 

 

“Juicey Fruit” by Caryl Pomales

 

 

What does this spell?   W-O-R-K-S-H-O-P!  

Caryl says, “Let’s continue our pursuit of creative curiosity and commit to being perpetual students together”.

 

Just one example of perpetually studying Caryl’s art- One of her paintings-in-progress!

 

 

 

Caryl Pomales has studied with many accomplished artists including, Alessandra Gieffers, Julia Kelly, Peggy Kirkwood, Nancy Medina, Dennis Perrin, Dreama Toll Perry, & Mary Bentz-Gilkerson.  Recent recognitions include an award for her impressionistic style, bold brush stroke and vivid color painting, “Picasso-Le Chat” from the 39th Annual Members’ Show at the Lighthouse ArtCenter/Gallery. Her paintings were exhibited at the Members 6th Art of Association collaborative-juried exhibit featuring artists from sixteen Art Associations located throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties in Florida and one of 27 artists featured in “Size Matters”, at The Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL.  In addition, she was honored to be invited as a SOLO artist to exhibit at the Sewall’s Point Town Hall in Sewall’s Point/Stuart, FL.  Caryl is an active member of Artists of Florida-LLC, North County Art Association, Benefactor and Artists’ Guild Member of the Lighthouse Art Center, The Arts Council of Martin County FL, Elliott Museum/ Stuart, FL, The Lake Worth Art League, Wellington Art Society, Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park and The Audubon Society, Martin County FL Chapter.

 

For more information about Caryl’s artwork and to sign up for her  blog:

Caryl Pomales

CarylFineArt.com

https://www.facebook.com/carylfineart/

321.412.3490

 

PAWS- “Painting Animals with Spirit”
https://bit.ly/2Lwk3H1

Link to the New Studio of The Visual Arts announcement:
https://bit.ly/2AuKesn

 

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“A Colorful Kingdom” Features Tiffany Beasi And Melissa Mastrangelo At Sunrise Civic Center Gallery

Tiffany Beasi and Melissa Mastrangelo are the Featured Artists at the Sunrise Civic Center Gallery from July 20th through September 1st.  Everyone is invited to a free, Public Reception on Friday, July 27th.  You will experience vivid colors, meet these two passionate artists, and see their interpretation of “A Colorful Kingdom”. All ages will identify with the artworks and be enthused by what they see!  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S  :

 

 

 

Art Reception:

Friday, July 27th

6  – 9 PM 

Light refreshments including fruit, cheese, dips, popcorn chicken, wine, soft drinks, water, coffee, other snacks will be served.

 

Exhibit is available July 20 – September 1, 2018

 

 

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday and Friday   10:00 am to 5:00 pm

 Wednesday and Thursday  Noon to 7:00 pm

 Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

 

Sunrise Civic Center Theatre and Art Gallery

10610 W Oakland Park Blvd, Sunrise, FL 33351

(954) 747-4646

 

 

 

 

T i f f a n y      B e a s i

 

Tiffany Beasi is a professional painter, muralist and art director with 15 years experience. Tiffany has been drawing since childhood and holds a degree in graphic design from UCF. As an award-winning creative, she has generated commercial art for clients as Walt Disney World, Core Communities, Orlando Magic, Hard Rock International, Roadhouse Grill, Garden of Life and Cafe Tu Tu Tango.

 

In recent years, Tiffany has exhibited her work in several group art shows including House of Blues Folk Art Festival, Sun Fest and Aesop’s Fable Tables in West Palm Beach, Gibson Guitar Town in Orlando and Hard Rock Hotels Velvet Lounge. Her public art projects and murals span the state of Florida and are located in Coral Springs, St. Cloud, Palm Harbor, West Palm Beach, Orlando and Lake Worth. In the next few years, Tiffany hopes to expand her public art projects with the focus on environmental awareness themes.

 

 

 

” A Good Life” Mural by Tiffany Beasi

 

 

Tiffany tells The Rickie Report, “When I start with an idea, I am inspired by music, animals and the environment around me. I paint what I see and feel. I love to create things that not only I can grow from but that will inspire others as well. Most of the time, I use acrylic paint on canvas but I do create on functional materials like shoes, skateboards, surfboards, chairs, walls and guitars”.

Growing Is Key” by Tiffany Beasi

Tiffany says, “My vivid color scheme has developed over the years from being a Florida native. The Florida landscape is bright and drowned in dynamic colors. Absorbing this eye-catching landscape has inspired my work. I don’t really stick to one subject matter just like I don’t listen to the same music or eat the same things everyday. Life is to short to paint the same thing everyday. My style is creating. When I am done with a painting, I feel a sense of self-worth and accomplishment and have a happy smile on my face”.

 

 

Melissa   Mastrangelo 

 

Melissa Mastrangelo is originally from Upstate NY, but has found her true home here in South Florida. She graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a Bachelors in Fine Arts, and has been drawing and painting since childhood. Her work has been displayed at multiple local breweries and cafes, here in FL, most recently at Oceana Cafe in Tequesta.

 

 

 

Jelly Fish by Melissa Mastrangelo

 

 

Her love and passion for nature, especially the sea, is heavily reflected in her work. Her paintings mainly depict colorful sea creatures, waves, and tropical landscapes. Melissa is an avid scuba diver and paddleboarder, further adding inspiration from the natural beauty all around here. She prefers a more stylistic approach to painting, working off of photographs but adding her own personal touch. Use of vibrant colors and different textures (splatter/use of palette knife) is what makes her work unique. Her favorite medium is acrylic paint, but she also enjoys drawing with ink pens and watercoloring, which is how her zentangle creations are born.

 

 

 

 

Melissa Mastrangelo with her “Fairy Tale House” Public Art Project in W. Palm Beach, FL

 

 

Melissa also runs a “Paint and Sip” company, Mobile Masterpieces, in which she teaches acrylic on canvas. So to keep things interesting, she loves to paint on recycled guitars, decks, and boards as well. Most recently she has begun a “Porthole” series on used vinyl records with 3D printed frames. 

 

 

 For more information about Tiffany Beasi:

Email   artist@tiffanybeasi.com

 www.TiffanyBeasi.com

www.Unleashedartworks.com

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To see more of her artwork visit facebook.com/dreamincolor26

Instagram @dreamincolorart 

email at dreamincolorartfl@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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Jen Walls Shares Overview Of “Werner’s Nomenclature Of Colours”, Originally Published In 1814, It Still Has Relevance Today

We’ve seen a flurry of comments on social media about the upcoming reprint of  “Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours – Adapted to Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Mineralogy, Anatomy, and the Arts” By P. Syme. This book, originally published in 1814, was used by Charles Darwin during his journey on the HMS Beagle!  What is it’s relevance now and why are artists bemoaning the crises of their copy having not yet arrived?  The Rickie Report asked award wining, Internationally acclaimed fine artist, Jen Walls, to share an overview of the book (her copy arrived early) and to enlighten us.  

 

 

 

 

What joy to hold this gorgeous book in my very own hands, months and months after it was pre- ordered. Many are still waiting for their copies. How mine proceeded them, I do not know, except that maybe, just maybe, I was meant to gush over it for you, dear reader.

This book, originally published in 1814, was used by Charles Darwin during his journey on the HMS Beagle. I am giddy holding a copy of the very same, where emerald green is further described as the underside of wings of green broom moth and my painter’s mind begins salivating at such exquisite beauty.

In this book, there are no quinacridones, no fluorescents, no metallics. But who needs them when there is broccoli brown (head of black headed gull), French grey (breast of pied wag tail)and brownish red (mark on throat of red-throated diver)? And those are just the animals…the colors are further described by the vegetable and mineral counterparts.

 

“Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours – Adapted to Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Mineralogy, Anatomy, and the Arts” By P. Syme

 

Jen Wells “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” mixed media on wood

 

This is a modest book – not too large, not too lengthy. And the colors are soft swatches, timid and demure. The typeset is quaint and old and charming and somehow quirky in a QWERTY world. But is it a sign of a turning in the world of art? Could all of our modern pigments and toxic varnishes and plastic paints be perhaps going out of fashion, just a bit? There are a few visionary artists abandoning toxic mediums for those more friendly to animals, vegetables and, well perhaps even minerals. Could it, just maybe, possibly foretell a return to the wonders of simple watercolor? Not that our spray-painted boxcar tags or glossy resins will disappear – certainly not. And yet, in the wake of the Bullseye Glass hullabaloo and floating continents of plastic in our seas, it is a book that whispers remember when and bids us explore things as they once were.

 

Jen Well’s “Following the Moses Voice”, mixed media on board

 

If we were to rename colors based on the fauna of a modern world, would animals such as the Lebellula Depressa, the flesh fly, the Pochard duck or the warty newt even be in our vocabulary? I can see a modern red described as the gnarly crest of a Muscovy duck. Perhaps a black like the beady eye of a city rat. But our familiarity with the natural world has faded since Darwin’s time. We’d be better suited to naming colors after the current models of sneakers or cars.

Lest you think I am a crabby old fart, eschewing modern conveniences, I assure you I am a great fan of air conditioning, Instagram and my iPhone. But somewhere inside I long for the simpler times of chocolate red (breast of bird of paradise) and brownish purple red (red antimony ore).

 

Jen Well’s “Pongo” mixed media on plywood

 

 

The timing of this publication, so near to Earth Day, has me re-evaluating the eight-hundred million colors of paint in my own studio (only a slight exaggeration) and renewing my determination to use re-purposed supports such as cardboard, paper bags and wood rescued from the curb on trash day. But even if Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours doesn’t result in radical transformation of its readers, it does serve as a reminder of the deep connection between the colors we paint with and the animal, plant and mineral kingdoms they are inspired by. And I will raise my glass of aricula purple (egg of the largest bluebottle or flesh fly) colored wine to that.

 

 

 

 

 

About Jen Walls:

Mixed media artist and illustrator Jen Walls finds malarkey here, there and everywhere she looks. She paints it into whimsical girls, moody abstracts and soulful creatures. Walls writes an introspective (and sometimes humorous) blog to accompany new works. Her paintings were featured in the book “Blue Wild” with poet Mary W. Cox, and in “100 Love Notes” by author Hyong Yi. An illuminated novel by fantasy fiction writer Dana Kumerow,” The Storyteller’s Apprentice”, features Walls’ whimsical characters and the backgrounds of artist Brittany Tate and debuts this fall!

 

Jen shares, “There is malarkey here.  And there.  And everywhere I look.  I want to grab it all and paint it into whimsical girls, moody abstracts and soulful creatures.  The journey of my own existence, so serious and grown up, juxtapositions against this riot of color, texture and play”​.   

“The studio is my kingdom, and sometimes the paintings let me reign.  On off days, there is a wild rumpus of characters and creatures bossing me around, and on those occasions there are abstracts – other worlds where I can paint alone while the studio kids chatter amongst themselves.  In my work is experimentation, discipline, repetition, tenacity, intuition and exploration, along with paint, pen and paper.  Is there another way to create?  None that I know”.

“My paintings live in collections across the United States, Europe and Canada.  Works are displayed in juried shows, galleries and festivals.  There are award ribbons hanging on my wall – enough to make me feel very lucky.  Little pieces of me live on in multiple publications, including several books and magazines. I’ve been the featured artist in many venues, and a three-time artist-in-residence at a gallery in Ireland.  My demos and workshops help others find their creative inner wild child, and I am delighted to give public talks on the business of art”.

 

 

Join the adventure at www.jenwalls.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Caren Hackman’s “4 Tips For Completing Projects On Schedule” Are Helpful For Everyone (Not Only Artists)

Award winning fine artist, graphic designer and author, Caren Hackman, shares Four Tips for Completing Projects on Schedule.  The Rickie Report shares these with our readers, knowing that this advice pertains to everyone, not only artists!

 

 

Caren  Hackman:

My 4 tips for completing projects on schedule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I like to complete client projects on time or in advance of the deadline. I avoid working on last-minute projects, but, if it is within my power to help out a client I will work on a project with a short timeline. However, I do try to avoid the frantic round-the-clock-all-nighter project mode of work. I don’t think any of us do our best work when we are emotional or sleep deprived. Following are some steps I take to help me complete projects on schedule. Although I’ve described the tasks as being part of a graphic design marketing or visual communications project, the steps can apply to nearly any project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ONE: Review the entire scope of the project with the client.

TWO: Develop a timeline by breaking the project into phases and setting a deadline for each.

A. In addition to setting a deadline when all work must be complete by me, I set reasonable deadlines for the client to review each phase of the work I turn into them. I include their review time and turnarounds for project modifications in the timeline.

B. If certain tasks are dependent upon the work of others, I take into account this possible extra time.

C. I determine two phases during the project development where I compare project components’ compatibility with the final output requirements. This might involve phone calls to outside vendors such as a printer; a production company for trade show or; an online source where I might want to check placement, browser compatibility and loading time. Checking for compatibility, running a test or trial or submitting a rough concept to those involved in the projects’ production will eliminate last minute unpleasant revelations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THREE:  Allow ample time for proofreading. Ask someone who has not yet reviewed the project to look at it for substance and clarity. Individuals with an insiders’ familiarity with the project might consider a piece of information common knowledge and thus, overlook explanations that others will require. Occasionally, during multiple revisions of a project, tiny errors can occur such as an incorrect URL or missing phone number. Having an outsider, or member of the target market group review the communications piece will make the end product more effective.

 

FOUR:  Be vigilant about adhering to the timeline. Check often to be certain that all involved are keeping up with the planned goals and their individual timelines for each phase. Reevaluate and troubleshoot, when needed.

Do you have tips for completing projects on schedule without entering the panic mode near the finish line? If so, please comment.  

 

For more information about Caren Hackman:

Caren Hackman is a graphic designer and fine artist living in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. and author of a book about Graphic Design and Good Business practice: http://www.carenhackman.com/book/.

Be sure to check out Caren’s wonderful artwork – Caren is a talented artist in her own right! She is a founding member of the Artists of Palm Beach County.

www.carenhackman.com

 yogapainter.com

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Announces 2 Gallery Receptions Plus Monthly Meeting With Featured Artist Ralph Papa

The Wellington Art Society will host two Gallery Receptions:  Wellington City Hall Gallery on Tuesday, February 27th and the Equine Exhibit at the Wellington Community Center Gallery on Saturday, March 10th. In addition, the public is also invited to their Monthly Meeting on Wednesday, February 14th, featuring a demo with Ralph Papa.  There is a lot of artwork to see and WAS offers so many opportunities for artists to show their work and network as well.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

The   Public   Is   Invited   To  Three  Events:

 

Monthly Meeting:

February 14, 2018

 

6:30 pm

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

FEATURES:

RALPH  PAPA

  

This is event is open to members and non-members

 

Artwork by Ralph Papa

 

 

Beginning in the 1980’s Ralph began painting on location in the Hudson Valley and the Hamptons on Long Island and since 2002 in Palm Beach County. His subjects are from nature, life experiences and personal reflections of family and friends. In addition to plein air painting, Ralph does studio paintings, many of them larger than life faces creating pensive moods with feelings of isolation and loneliness. His most recent studio works are real and imaginative compositions that link him visually with artists he admires.

 

 

“Loxahatchee” by Ralph Papa

 

Ralph Papa is a passionate art activist, teaching drawing, painting and plein air workshops throughout Palm Beach County. As an art instructor he believes that a fine visual artist must be able to accurately reproduce images with minimum effort which will give them a better chance of success if they are true to who they are in creating something unique.

 

“Sunday Morning Sun” by Ralph Papa

 

 

Ralph is a Signature Member and Past President of the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art and co-founder of Plein Air Palm Beach. His work is in many private and public collections in the United States, Canada and Europe. His art is on display locally at The Neighborhood Gallery in Boynton Beach.  Ralph tells us,“As an artist, I find the process of creating a fine artwork highly energizing and even more fulfilling then the end product”.

 

 

 

 

 CITY    HALL    GALLERY    RECEPTION

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

5 – 7  pm

Light refreshments will be served and there will be drawings for special door prizes. The public is invited.

 

Wellington City Hall on Forest Hill Boulevard

 

 

The Wellington Art Society will host a reception for their latest exhibit on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 5-7 pm at the Wellington City Hall on Forest Hill Boulevard. The exhibit will feature approximately 38 art pieces in their beautiful upstairs and downstairs galleries.

The featured artists are:

Jean Williard

Stan Greenfield

Susan Mosely

Betty Jane Zedonek

Toni Willey

Hildegard Donavan

Lynne Doyal

Donna Donelan

Raymonde Talleyrand

Betty Brodie

Joanne Baker MacCleod

Robert MacCleod

Franklin Weiss

Valentina Rapetskaya

 

 

 COMMUNITY    CENTER    RECEPTION

Saturday, March 10, 2018

10 am – Noon

Equine Exhibit

Light refreshments will be served and there will be drawings for special door prizes. The public is invited for this unique exhibit.

Wellington Community Center on Forest Hill Boulevard just south of Wellington City Hall.

 

The Wellington Art Society will host a reception on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 10-12 n for their outstanding Equine Exhibit now showing at the Wellington Community Center on Forest Hill Boulevard just south of Wellington City Hall. This first Equine Exhibit features fifteen artists including a premier showing of Laurie Snow Hein’s painting “North Dakota Mustangs at Teddy Roosevelt Park”.

 

The featured artists are:

Joanne Baker MacCleod

Robert MacCleod

Raymonde Talleyrand

Susan Tenenbaum

Franklin Weiss

Betty Brodie

Betty Jane Zedonek

Jean Williard

Patricia Heller

Karla Smith

Stan Greenfield

Ana Noble

Valentina Rapetskaya

George Taylor

Laurie Snow Hein

 

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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Judith Harris’ Artwork And “Red” Exhibit Both Featured At Lake Worth Art League Gallery

The Lake Worth Art League is proud to host a special exhibit featuring the paintings and creative works of locally based artist Judith Harris. The exhibition along with the League’s main show, ‘Red’ in the Art League’s downtown Lake Worth Gallery.  The Opening Reception for both exhibits will be held on Friday February 9th. Artists will be on-hand, wine and nibbles served, and original paintings, 3-D works, and the Gallery’s boutique items will be on display for enjoyment and purchase. This event is open and free to all. The exhibits will run February 6th through March 4th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 Lake Worth Art League

Gallery: 604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth FL (One block north of the Cultural Council)

561-586-8666

Lwartleague@gmail.com www.lwartleague.org facebook.com/lwartleague

NEW Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11am – 6pm

Sunday Noon – 4 pm Closed Mondays

The Lake Worth Art League Presents:

Judith Harris, Featured Artist,

and

Red” Exhibit

Free Opening Reception

Friday February 9th

6:00 – 8:00 PM

 Judith Harris

The exhibits will run February 6th through March 4th

“Horse of a Different Color” by Judith Harris

 

Judith Harris began her passion for painting approximately ten years ago when she studied oil painting with South Florida artist and instructor, John D’Auria, who recognized and encouraged her creative talents. Since then, Judith has become a full-time artist and has created fine art pieces in an array genres and subjects from Florida landscapes to playful ponies and pups and bold beach babes.

 

“Puppy Love” by Judith Harris

 

 

A dedicated artist, she paints most days, enjoys the interaction of studio time with fellow artists, and is active in both the Lake Worth and Delray Art Leagues. Artistic talent is a family-thing as her son, Yale Gurney, is a successful South Florida commercial photographer and her two grandchildren will no doubt be soon playing in the paint. Judith and her husband, Bill, live Lake Worth.

 

 

 

 

For more information on Judith’s exhibit, the ‘Red’ exhibit, classes, or membership:

www.lwartleague.org

Contact the League at 561-586-8666

lwartleague@gmail.com

Visit the Gallery at 604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Sunday, noon-4:00 pm

 

 

 

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Susan Kronowitz’s Artistry Is Featured At Three South Florida Juried Art Exhibits

Susan Kronowitz, a prolific artist and teacher, has several pieces in juried art exhibits in South Florida at the moment.  The public is welcome to see her works at the Coral Springs Museum of  Art, The Center For Creative Education and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. Susan’s creative passion serves as a role model for so many…It is NEVER to LATE to tap into your creative side!  She currently teaches at The Grove  in Boynton Beach  and is available to teach elsewhere ( both group and private classes).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

M E E T  

S U S A N     K R O N O W I T Z

 

 

 

 

Susan Kronowitz 

 

ONE   ARTIST:

THREE   JURIED   EXHIBITS:

 

 Coral Springs Museum of Art presents

“Artistic Explorations”  WITVA Juried exhibition

Now through January 7, 2018

 

Tuesday Through Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM
SUNDAY AND MONDAY: CLOSED

2855 Coral Springs Drive    Coral Springs, Florida 33065
Phone: (954) 340-5000    coralspringsmuseum.org

Center For Creative Education:

“Artistic Dimensions” WITVA Juried Exhibition

Now through January 20, 2018

 

 

Gallery hours: 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday
Also Available by Appointment.

425 24th Street     West Palm Beach, FL 33407-5401

Phone 561-805-9927   www.cceflorida.org

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

40th Anniversary Show “ Ruby “

Now through February 13

Public Hours: Tuesday-Saturday  10 am – 5 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

601 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone: (561) 471-2901   palmbeachculture.com

 

 

“Reflections” by Susan Kronowitz

 

 

Anyone who knows Susan Kronowitz knows that Thursday morning is her teaching day, both in her Illinois Del Webb Community and her home in Boynton Beach, FL.  She tells The Rickie Report, “I had many years of experience as a painter and studying the disciplines & methods of art as well as art history,  but no formal teaching education. When the opportunity arose, I was excited and love this new chapter in my life!

 

 

“Berries and Cream” by Susan Kronowitz

 

 

Susan’s artist mission includes,”The spirit of the place or scene is what I wish to reproduce.  Colors are often altered and painted completely different from what I observe…larger-than-life flowers capture the spirit of the garden in which the actual flowers are growing.  I feel that capturing the fleeing light and its effects, the shadows, is what creates a mood in all paintings.  I was inspired by Monet’s gardens on a trip to Giverny and knew that someday, I too, must paint the gifts of my garden.”

 

 

Floral by Susan Kronowitz

 

Susan shares with us, “I feel completely connected to all of my paintings, as they all began with a photograph of a place where I have visited”.  Traveling extensively opens the possibilities of a series of paintings and inspiration for new pieces of artwork just waiting to be released onto the canvas or paper.  Using the College of Lake County as her studio for over 25 years, Susan has been developing her own individual style, gaining experience and honing her craft.  Her artwork can be found in the permanent collection of CLC.

 

“Fruits” by Susan Kronowitz

 

 

Many of her students never had the chance to study art when they were younger, as they were all pursuing career. They are like sponges, ready to learn! “My students give me so much energy and it is amazing what they are creating!  The highlight of the year of the Annual Student Afternoon of Fine Art, a professionally presented exhibition showcase for the entire community to see what these students have accomplished in our classes together”.

 

Having studied with so many different art instructors over the years, Susan has developed her own style of teaching. “I give the students  the fundamentals and the first two classes are devoted to this.  We study color theory, mixing of paints and making a color chart.  I show them the basics and give them the space to create.  It is always amazing to see what they accomplish”!

 

“Prairie Voices” by Susan Kronowitz

 

In 2003, “Prairie Voices: A Collection of Student Writing/Art” was published  through the College of Lake County, highlighting Susan’s artistry. The Disappearing Barns of Illinois   “I actually was proud at one time to say that I don’t paint barns, but then they called me”.  Susan started her “Barn series” in response to the many farms being lost to developers in Lake County and the surrounding area.  Her paintings have become a “record of the barns that inhabited the land before the subdivisions that are now the urban landscape”.

 

“Disappearing Illinois Barns” by Susan Kronowitz

 

 

 

 

Students share, “From the first day I met her, I knew Susan was the teacher for us.  With her flexible attitude and ability to listen to our needs, each student has embraced painting and discovered abilities they didn’t even realize they possessed”!  May students had never drawn or painted before coming to Susan’s class.  It is remarkable the talent people have hidden within them. Susan teaches and encourages each student with a positive attitude. Through the years, she’s changed direction, depending on the groups’ needs. She invited inspiring artists to speak and arranges field trips to underline the necessity of nurturing while opening a new world to their eyes”.

 

Susan Kronowitz’ Art Work Published

 

 

 

Susan tells us, “The medium of Colored pencil lends itself so nicely to express food such as fruits and vegetables.  The style I developed is a painterly effect, obliterating the pencil mark and making images appear to be painted.  I was beyond thrilled to be included in “The Best Of Colored Pencil 1 and 2”, published by the Colored Pencil Association of America.  Imagine having my image chosen for the outside of The Gift Set of Colored Pencil I & II!

 

 

Susan Kronowitz’ Collection at Vida

 

For Susan’s 70th birthday, her younger daughter compiled a 193 page book, with professional photos, of Susan’s “Creative Lifetime Journey”.   Even as this article publishes, Susan continues to create and find new outlets for her beautiful paintings. Her latest endeavor is a collaboration with the Vida Company, which creates original, inspiring apparel based on Susan’s artwork.  Together, with Vida, Susan has created pillows, scarves, wraps, totes,and fashionable tops, all featuring her original designs.  Susan has received many awards for her artwork and her paintings have been exhibited in numerous shows, and can be found in several public and private collections.  In addition to working in colored pencil and oil painting, Susan brings her unique visual eye to beaded artistry as well.

 

 

For more information about Susan Kronowitz:

susan@kronowitz.com

FineArtAmerica.com/Susan Kronowitz 

Phone:  847 910 3764

Check out my wearable designs at :

http://rwrd.io/muydj4a

 

(Use search for Susan)

https://www.facebook.com/The-Art-of-Susan-Kronowitz-368872723534258/

 

 

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Armory Art Salon Presents Nazaré Feliciano on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

ART SALONS at the ARMORY ART CENTER in West Palm Beach are a gathering place for artists throughout the region. Each month from October to May, Art Salons offer presentations by professional artists whose artwork is being shown in museums and galleries in South Florida. Presenters show their work, talk about their influences, and explore the work of artists showing in museums and galleries. Stimulating discussions follow, led by Coordinator, Elle Shorr. The public is invited to “The Sum of the Parts” with Nazaré Feliciano on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

 

AT THE ART SALON:

 

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2017

6:30 -8:30 pm

 

 

” THE SUM OF THE PARTS”

Presented By:

 

NAZARÉ FELICIANO

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER LIBRARY

There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.

 

 

 

 

Nazaré Feliciano

 

Nazaré Feliciano was born in a small town in Portugal, and studied art in the United States. She’s has been a professor of art in ceramics and sculpture at Palm Beach State College / Eissey Campus since 2001, and has established herself as a fine artist / ceramicist, with numerous awards and solo exhibitions.

 

“Living In A Pumpkin” by Nazaré Feliciano

 

Having grown up surrounded by beautifully painted terracotta tiles, known as “Azulejos” in Portugal, Nazaré creates art works using terracotta and porcelain. Her most intricate pieces are her series of porcelain panels that are flexible and can be handled similarly to a blanket, made of pieces of hollow clay, strung together with steel metal, to create a flexible ceramic form. These quilt-like panels show images and text with a sepia tone coloration. She explains: “Usually I work in series. Some of my art work may be quite different from a previous work. However, one of the consistencies in my pieces is that they are a sum of parts, many pieces creating a whole. I create these pieces aiming to achieve a sensory response: cold, warm, soft, rough, beyond a visual and intellectual perception.”

 

Ladles by Nazaré Feliciano 

 

 

Nazaré earned a bachelor’s degree at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, and a BFA from Florida Atlantic University. She received her master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Fine arts Studies from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and completed her Ph.D. in Comparative Studies of Fine and Performing Arts, at FAU, on May 2014, with a dissertation, “Dance Bodily Knowledge Transferred to Sculpture,” that focuses on the sculptural art work of Mary Frank, a contemporary American artist, who conveys a unique sense of movement in her sculptures.

“Emigrant Ballad” by Nazaré Feliciano

 

Nazaré’s art work is in museums and private collections, and has been published in “Contemporary Ceramics” a book by Susan Peterson, “Ceramic Tile Art” a book by Deborah Goletz, and, in the International Ceramic magazine–Ceramic Art and Perception, the Ceramics Monthly magazine, and The Arts of the Times magazine.

For more information please visit: nazarefeliciano.com

 

 

 

 

ARMORY ART CENTER:

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.

For more information visit:

www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33

 

 

 

 

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