Danuta Rothschild And Janis Clary Announce Opening Of D&J Art Studio In Stuart. Public Opening Reception Friday, April 16

Danuta Rothschild and Janis Clary announce the opening of D&J Art Studio in Stuart, FL.  In addition to their own masterpieces, they will offer Sip & Paint events, Mixed Media with acrylic classes, Charcoal & Pastel classes and Vision Board Workshops.  The public is welcome to the Opening Reception on Friday, April 16, 2021 (please RSVP).  The Studio remains Open by Appointment, where art lovers can browse varied artworks and can also discuss commissions.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, April 16, 2021

5:30 – 7:30 pm

PLEASE  RSVP:  843.283.7740

 

 

3832 SE Dixie Highway    Stuart, FL 34997

 

 

Studio Visits by Appointment

 

 

 

 

 

MEET    THE    ARTISTS:

 

 

Janis Clary (Oehlschlager) and Danuta Rothschild

 

 

 

Janis Clary (Oehlschlager) tells The Rickie Report, “From childhood, the difference was evident: Just as Andrew Wyeth found a certain joy, mystery, and fulfillment in the subtleties of white, black, sepia, and brown tones, I discovered COLOR – all colors and every color! In the first grade, my teacher handed me the first “big box” of crayons I had ever seen, and the picture drawn and colored used every single color in the box – including silver!”

 

 

 

Danuta Rothschild tells The Rickie Report, “While I am creating my art, I step into a space that allows me to connect with the Universe…to tap into the unknown.  My intention is that the viewer will not only see carefully chosen colors, images, shadow and light, but will step with me into the magic of the moment…that they will feel the excitement of unplanned surprised that show up on the canvas.  This is the excitement that fulfills me when I am creating.”

 

 

View of D&J Art Gallery

 

 

Janis is the last of six siblings, born in rural Greenville, SC, so competition was an everyday experience. She says, “If my siblings could do something, or even my mother, there was an absolute need to do it as well – – or better. An artistic mother served as great inspiration for everything art – color, music, style, performance, writing poetry and, finally, drawing and painting!  Serious studies began in my early twenties with private lessons from a highly educated German born artist who taught me the techniques of the Old Masters”.

 

 

 

 

Danuta Rothschild with her paintings (Photo courtesy of Michael Claren)

 

Danuta Rothschild is an internationally known, respected award winning artist.  She was a Featured Artist at the most recent Palm Beach Art Show at the Palm Beach Convention Center (February,2021), and her works are included in “Celebrating 40 Years of Arts4All  Florida”,  a rigorously juried exhibition being shown at the Florida Capitol 22nd Floor Gallery in Tallahassee now through  March 26, 2021.  A native of Poland, she has lived in California and is now located in Stuart, FL.  Danuta’s works have been shown in prestigious museums in Poland, France, Bosnia, and the United States, where she participated in numerous exhibits in CA.  Having appeared in TV shows world wide, she has become an established artist with much respect.  Danuta’s artworks are in public and private collections throughout the world. 

 

 

 

“On the Nest” by Janis Clary

 

In the early 1980’s, Janis discovered a deep passion for painting wildlife. She continues, “This focus allowed me to assign life to each piece through the eyes of my subjects – the window to the very soul within the subject! I come to each canvas open-minded and ready to create the space with wonder and life.  There is a freedom in the flow of paints filling the canvas with the colors of life.  It is my world, my longing to be within the depths of losing myself in the process of bringing my subjects to life. My art takes the viewer on the journey through my eyes, seeing that spark that assigns life, captures its very soul, and explores the mood of the environment”.

 

 

 

Janis Clary (Oehlschlager) with “Black Swan” and “Carman’s Hat”

 

 

Janis’ works drew the attention of collectors and galleries as she participated in exhibitions in Central Florida.  She says, “In 2010, my life changed as I moved to South Carolina and became involved in the world of art there, participating in classes well as private sessions in Pawleys Island, SC and Georgetown, SC where I participated in many shows at the Georgetown Cultural Council. I was featured in a Solo exhibition in Georgetown.  My works are on exhibit in private and corporate collections, both in the United States and internationally.  My medium of choice is oil painting, though acrylic is now gaining momentum”.

 

 

 

 

The scope of Danuta’s artistry is diverse and provocative, as they weave an historical tapestry, including her own take on the Masters.  An artist of considerable stature, Danuta created several series of paintings covering a wide range of subjects.  In her “Art About Art” series, she portrays her favorite painters (Cezanne, Picasso, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and Modigliani) combining portraits with elements of their well-known works.  Half homage, half subtle mischief, these whimsical paintings reveal more about Danuta to the viewer.  

 

 

 

Artwork by Danuta Rothschild 

 

Danuta’s art provides a sense of social commentary about relevant issues, both spiritual and profound.  It is rare to see the intensity of emotion, scope of subject matter, and true understanding of the human psyche and spirit as she sees it.  Danuta can take soul-wrenching subjects and make them palatable and magical, while allowing us to ask the pertinent questions that moves us to go deeper within ourselves, revealing new understandings.

 

 

 

Danuta Rothschild:

danutastudio.com

danutastudio@yahoo.com

 772.233.6020

 

 

Janis Clary O:

 janisclary.com

janicemcgee@gmail.com  

843.283.7740

 

 

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ArtisGras Fine Arts Festival Moves Back To Palm Beach Gardens With 280+ Juried Artists, Activities For Kids, Demonstrations, Live Music, Youth Art Competition. Volunteers Wanted.

The ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival presented by the Hanley Foundation is excited to announce after 20 years, the premier outdoor fine arts festival will be returning to Palm Beach Gardens. The 36th edition of ArtiGras will be held February 13-14, 2021, at the Gardens North County District Park on 117th Court North. Ranked as one of the Top-10 art festivals in the nation ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival will feature over 280 juried artists, children’s activities, live music, and a youth art competition among other demonstrations. Sign up to volunteer! (Free admission, t-shirt, food and beverage, special parking). The Rickie Report shares the details!

The Gardens North County District Park

5101 117th Ct N.    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

 

Purchase Tickets at www.artigras.org

 

 

 

“ArtiGras’ spent many years in Palm Beach Gardens both at the Gardens Mall location and off of RCA Blvd. We are thrilled to be back and couldn’t have asked for a better location in the Gardens North County District Park,” said Noel Martinez, CEO and President of the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce. “ArtiGras is an economic driver in the North County area with an impact of more than $2.8 million. With all the current construction on Central Boulevard, the timing was right for the return of the festival to Gardens.”

 

 

 

 

Palm Beach County has begun road construction at and past the intersection of Central Boulevard and University Boulevard in Jupiter at the exact location of where ArtiGras has been staged for two decades. This presented ArtiGras organizers with a challenge, and it was decided that a change of venue was needed. After a thorough search, an alternate location in the City of Palm Beach Gardens at the Gardens North County District Park was found.

 

 

 

 

“Art has long been a big part of our City’s identity. That dedication has been showcased in many ways over the years, so this is a great fit,” said Palm Beach Gardens Mayor Carl Woods. “We couldn’t be more excited to be the host city for ArtiGras and we look forward to not only welcoming our residents and visitors, but also providing a platform for artists who need our support.”

 

 

 

Volunteer    Opportunities

For 2021 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival

 

 

Registration Online at www.artigras.org

 

 

Volunteer!

 

 

The ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival presented by Hanley Foundation is looking for volunteers to help make this Palm Beach North festival a most memorable one for both patrons and artists. Volunteer applications are being accepted online at www.artigras.org.

 

“This year we are looking for volunteers to make this 36th edition of ArtiGras safe and enjoyable for all those who attend,” said Noel Martinez, President and CEO of the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce which produces the ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival. “Volunteers are the backbone of ArtiGras, and with our new location in Palm Beach Gardens, we are looking to our volunteers to help us make this transition to a new venue seamless.”

 

 

 

 

Youth Art Zone

 

 

It takes more than 600 volunteers to help produce and organize ArtiGras. Volunteers can choose one of two shifts per day in the following areas: ArtiKids Zone, Parking/Transportation, Artist Relations, Site Operations, Volunteer Committee, Youth Art Competition Committee, Information Booths and Merchandising.

Safety is a priority this year, volunteers will have masks available if they need, and hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the festival. Volunteers will receive a: free T-shirt, free admission before or after their shift the day of volunteering, special parking and free food/ beverages in the volunteer area. Students will also receive community service credit for the hours they volunteer.

 

 

 

Youth Art Competitions

 

 

For more information, visit the ArtiGras web site at www.artigras.org, e-mail information requests to info@artigras.org, or call the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce at (561) 746-7111.

 

 

 

About Hanley Foundation:

 

 

Hanley Foundation combats substance use disorders within our communities by raising awareness and providing education through quality substance use prevention programming in schools and communities in Palm Beach and 21 other counties within Florida. Hanley Foundation is dedicated to working alongside community partners to promote healthy lifestyles and to positively influence attitudes, norms, and values by empowering individuals and families while helping supply need-based treatment scholarships to individuals with demonstrated needs in Palm Beach County.

About Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce:

 

 

The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest and most active business organizations in Southeast Florida. Serving businesses in the ten (10) municipalities that make up Palm Beach North, the Chamber fosters a partnership of private, public, educational and civic organizations working together to ensure Palm Beach North is Florida’s “Prosperity Coast”. The Chamber’s four strategic imperatives are: A Prosperous Economy, High Quality of Life for all residents, a Smart and Connected Region, and Regional Leadership. For more information visit: www.pbnchamber.com

 

 

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City Of Fort Pierce Launches Photo Contest For 2020/2021 Annual Report Calendar. There Is No Fee Or Residency Requirement To Participate

The City of Fort Pierce is launching a Photo Contest for the 2020/2021 Annual Report Calendar.  Open to photographers of all levels of experience, the public is invited to make submissions from now through the deadline on February 7, 2021.  Distributed throughout the community, this is an opportunity for your photo(s) of the environment, local architecture, culture, community, or whatever makes you love Fort Pierce to be seen with photo credit!  The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t wait to see the results! There is no limit to the number of photos you can submit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City of Fort Pierce

Photo Contest

For 2020-21 Annual Report Calendar

 

 

 

Calling all photographers with all levels of experience!

The City of Fort Pierce invites the public to submit photos for possible inclusion in the city’s 2020-21 Annual Report Calendar.

 

 

 

Deadline to submit photos is February 7, 2021

 

 

 

Photographers of all ages are invited to enter their best high-resolution images.

 

 

Submit Your Photos: https://woobox.com/fmtag6

 

Have you taken a beautiful picture of the city’s historic architecture, landscape, or perhaps people enjoying fun events? We encourage all amateur and professional photographers to enter our City of Fort Pierce Calendar Photo Contest, with a focus on all things Fort Pierce.

 

 

Many submitted photos will be featured in the 2020-21 City of Fort Pierce Annual Report and Calendar with a photo credit. The Annual Report Calendar is distributed to thousands of community members throughout the year, so the photos selected, as well as the photographers, receive a lot of exposure. Photos will also be used in various city publications and on social media.

 

The mission of the contest is to celebrate the City of Fort Pierce, therefore all photos entered must be taken in Fort Pierce. Photographs can be of the environment, local architecture, culture, community or whatever makes you love Fort Pierce. There is no limit to the number of photos you can submit. Images selected by staff will be those that best represent our city. Since this is a calendar, photographs of all seasons are requested.

 

 

Photos can be submitted at https://woobox.com/fmtag6 until February 7, 2021.

 

 

 

About the Annual Report Calendar: In 2017 the City published its first Annual Report Calendar. This report highlights successes, initiatives and programs that have taken place over the past year to ensure the delivery of quality public service to our community. The report is also accompanied by a convenient calendar filled with local events and activities taking place in the Sunrise City.

 

 

For additional information call 772.467.3031

 

 

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Ft. Pierce Art Club Announces 3 Calls To Artists And Events Open To The Public: ARToberfest, Fabulous Flamingos, And Magnificent Miniatures

The Fort Pierce Art Club shares 3 Calls to Artists for the upcoming “ARToberfest” (Saturday, October 17 – includes a Cookie Contest with Cash Prizes), “Fabulous Flamingos” (Saturday, November 21), and “Magnificent Miniature Masterpieces” (Saturday, December 5).  Artists from St. Lucie County, Martin County, Palm Beach County, Indian River County, and Okeechobee County are welcome to participate.  ART LOVERS: Mark your calendars now – from our sneak peeks, you won’t want to miss the FUN!  The Rickie Report shares the details of each event in this article.  Fort Pierce and St. Lucie County are a hub for art! 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTS   3   EVENTS:

 

 

“ARToberfest” 2020

 

 

 

Saturday, October 17, 2020

9 am to 1 pm

At

Cool Beans Brew Coffee House

1115 Delaware Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34950. 

Free and Open to the Public 

 

 

INCLUDES:

Artists

Crafters

Cookie Contest with Cash Prizes

 

Artists, Crafters, Non-Profits:   FREE Spaces

 

NO FEE but MUST Pre-register!

Must be handmade – no resale!

Bring your own table (Maximum 6′)

Send 3 jpegs to  Email:  Fortpierce.art.club@gmail.com

 

DEADLINE to ENTER: October 12, 2020

 

 

 

 

Cookie Contest:

The Cookie Contest is open to all residents of the Treasure Coast.

The Cookie Contest entry fee will be  four dozen cookies packaged in individual bags of 6 each.  

Supplies for the contest:  cookie bags and display boxes will be provided to contestants at Cool Beans Brew Coffee House on 1115 Delaware Avenue, Fort Pierce, the week before the event. 

The cookies will be for sale and for judging. 

Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. 

Proceeds from the sale will go to support “Art on the Porch”, a free painting session including all supplies, sponsored by the club every Monday morning from 10 am to noon, at Cool Bean Brew Coffee House. 

Register by contacting: 

Email:  Fortpierce.art.club@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

“FABULOUS  FLAMINGO”  SILENT  AUCTION

 Saturday, November 21, 2020

 Free and Open To Public

 

 

9 am – 1 pm

At

Cool Beans Brew Coffee House

1115 Delaware Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34950.

 

 

 

 

Open to all artists and art students on the Treasure Coast.  Students in Junior High, High School and College are encouraged to participate with the supervision of an art teacher and/or parent.   

FLAMINGO SPECIFICATIONS: 

  1. Open to all artists working in all media.  Original work must be created on flamingos provided by the Fort Pierce Art Club, Inc.  (FPAC).  Other flamingos may be used with approval by the Show’s Curator.
  2. Works will be judged on craftsmanship and use of the flamingo as a lawn ornament/decoration.    
  3. There is no theme requirement for the flamingos.  
  4. This is a non-profit community project.  All flamingos will be for sale to the public and the proceeds will go toward the Fort Pierce Art Club’s Public Art Programs and the Student Scholarship Program.  
  5. No eroticism or graphic violence will be considered.  General patriotic themes are allowed but political party and/or campaign candidate promotion are strictly prohibited.

SUBMISSION CRITERIA:

Each artist will be asked to give a $5 deposit for the flamingo.  The $5 will be refunded to the artist when the completed Flamingo is returned.  Note:  Students working with a School Art Teacher(s) will be exempt from the deposit, but the teacher will be responsible for the return of the completed or uncompleted flamingo(s) they take.

AWARDS:

The Selection Committee is composed of professional members of the public and the Show Curator who will oversee the judging of the pierces.  The judges will evaluate the work and have the right to reject any piece that might be offensive to the public or of poor construction.  There will 1st, 2nd, and 3rd ribbons for each of two categories:  Students and Adults.  There will also be tons of bragging rights for all.

DELIVERY OF COMPLETED FLAMINGOS: 

Text message 772-579-1529 to arrange pickup/deliver of a flamingo.

QUESTIONS: 

Please direct any questions to Blanca Longo Rancourt at 305-281-3335

Email:  Fortpierce.art.club@gmail.com

 

 

ONLY CALL Cool Beans Brew Coffee House for coffee and/or lunch orders!

 

The proceeds from the flamingo sale will go towards FPAC Art Education Scholarships to be awarded on January 9, 2021 at the Club’s 65th Anniversary party.  The club’s party will be held outside under the oaks from 9:00 am to noon at Cool Beans Brew coffee house.  Scholarships applications for high school and college students to complete will be available at www.fortpierceartclub.org at the end of November 2020.  Winners will be posted on the club’s website above.

 

 

The Fort Pierce Art Club this year has raised $400 for the “Inner Truth Project” and $500 from the July “Filthy Mug” silent auction to aid the Fort Pierce Women’s Club, who provide food for families on Mondays and Fridays.  During March and April, the club distributed wooden birdhouses, paint, and brushes for families to embellish.  The “Bird House” art was then displayed at Cool Beans Brew Coffee House.  Currently, the club is sponsoring “Art on the Porch”, a free painting session including all supplies, every Monday morning at Cool Beans Brew Coffee House. In addition, several club members are painting bike racks for the city of Fort Pierce.

 

 

The Fabulous Flamingos event will be sponsored by Cool Beans Brew Coffee House and The Fort Pierce Art Club, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to promoting artists and the arts through community awareness.  

 

 

 

FORT  PIERCE  ART  CLUB

&

WALLFLOWER  CUSTOM  FRAME & ART

 

 

PRESENT:

 

CALL FOR

 

 

MAGNIFICENT  MINIATURE  MASTERPIECES  

 

 

 

Contest Runs NOW –  Monday, Nov. 30 , 2020

 

 

Free  And Open To the Public

 

 

Display and Sale:

 

 

Saturday, December 5, 2020

 

 

During Christmas Festival

 

 

At Cool Beans Brew Coffee House

1115 Delaware Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34950

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOW through  Monday, Nov. 30 , 2020

CONTEST    INSTRUCTIONS:

 

Open to all students, hobbyists, emerging and professional artists residing in St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Indian River, and Okeechobee counties, and members of the Fort Pierce Art Club.

 

 

A $5 entry fee (cash or check only) includes the contest canvas and easel. Artists are welcome to use any medium and may paint the easels if they wish

Pick Up​  Entry Form, Easel & Miniature Canvases:

At

 ​Wallflower Custom Framing

​802 S6th Street, Fort Pierce, FL 34950

 

Return:

All masterpieces are to return with easels to ​Wallflower Custom Framing

Either:

Monday, November 30th;

Tuesday, December 1;

Wednesday, December 2nd

 

 

 

 

 

PRIZES:​ ​

 

Prizes will be awarded for the top 10 on December 5th, 2020 at ​Christmas Festival at Cool Beans Brew Coffee Shop, 1115 Delaware Avenue, Fort Pierce​.​

The Magnificent Mini Masterpieces will be sold with the proceeds going to benefit the Fort Pierce Art Club’s Educational Scholarship Fund and the community. This is a fund-raising charity event for ​Fort Pierce Art Club’s Educational Scholarship Fund and our community involvement projects. You will have the opportunity to purchase a masterpiece after the judging at the Christmas Festival. All remaining paintings from this event will be gifted to an assisted living facility as Christmas presents for the residents.

 

 

 

For questions about any of these events, calls to artists, upcoming workshops, or how to become a member of this vibrant arts organization:

Call:  772-579-1529 (Jeanne Johansen)

Email:  Fortpierce.art.club@gmail.com

Visit: www.fortpierceartclub.org

 

 

 

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The Florida Watercolor Society’s “Creative Confinement Challenge” Online Exhibition – Original And Affordable Art For Everyone

What happens when 100 watercolor artists are cooped-up and concerned about shows, sales, and funding for not-for-profit arts organizations like the Florida Watercolor Society? FWS came up with the “Creative Confinement 64-Inch Challenge”! Members were challenged to “confine” their work to 64-square inches (8″ x 8″), creating an original water media artwork to express their feelings or experiences during the “safer-at-home mandate”. The Challenge gave the artists inspiration to create, a place to show and now, sell their work, and the entry fees raised money for the FWS Healing Arts Award for the 49th Annual Exhibition.  This virtual exhibit is showing now through August 15, 2020. The Rickie Report gives you a sneak-peek of some of the images and urges you to hurry to make a purchase! The prices are affordable and the images offer diverse subject matter! We also include information about the FWS 49th Annual Exhibition and upcoming virtual workshops, demonstrations, Convention & Trade Show. There will be an online Exhibition Review by Michael Reardon, judge & juror for the 49th Annual Exhibition. The Rickie Report includes the details.

 

 

 

 

 

floridawatercolorsociety.org

About the Florida Watercolor Society:

 

The Florida Watercolor Society is the largest State society in the United States with nearly 1000 members. Our mission is to promote the art of watercolor and to educate the public as to the importance of watercolor as a creative and permanent painting medium while contributing to the cultural atmosphere of the state of Florida.

 

 

FWS’ Annual Awards are among the most outstanding of the major state water media organizations in the country. They are made possible by sponsors including individuals, businesses, and memorial gifts from the estates of members who have passed. The annual cash and merchandise awards usually total over $20,000, including two $1500 purchase awards. One of these is sponsored by Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff, a major sponsor and great friend of FWS. The other is the Healing Arts Award given by FWS to purchase a painting from the Annual Exhibition to be donated to a medical facility of the current President’s choosing. This year, the painting is going to Bay Pines VA Hospital in St. Petersburg where the annual events were to be held before COVID-19 came into the picture. Since their live annual Fall events were canceled, FWS came up with the Creative Confinement Challenge to raise funds for the Healing Arts Award!

 

 

FWS’ main events each year are an Annual Exhibition, Convention & Trade Show every fall in various locations throughout Florida. FWS also hosts an Online Show for our Non-Signature members. At our Convention, we host two 4-day workshops and at least one 1-day workshop taught by invited internationally-known artists. During Convention weekend, demonstrations by noted artists are presented hourly, as well as critiques, silent auctions, raffles, and a host of other wonderful activities. There are Member and Non-Member rates to register for the Convention, however, the Trade Show is free and open to the public.

THE 2020 FWS ANNUAL CONVENTION & TRADE  SHOW GO VIRTUAL

Since the cancellation of 2020 fall events, the FWS board has been working very hard to create virtual offerings during the week the Convention & Trade Show would have taken place.  While this could never substitute for a live gathering, there will still be a Convention featuring demonstrations by noted artists, workshops, interviews, and even opportunities to purchase art supplies from our Trade Show vendors! 

There will even be an online Exhibition Review by Michael Reardon, judge & juror for the 49th Annual Exhibition. 

The schedule is on the FWS website

Work is being accepted from FWS Members for the 49th Annual Exhibition through August 15, 2020  

 

 

 To see the Prospectus for rules and details visit the FWS website:

 

 

 

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Old Floresta Plein Air And Sogetsu Ikebana Exhibit Opens Tomorrow, February 4 At Boca Raton Museum Of Art School. Mark Your Calendars For One-Day Workshops On Friday, February 21 And Sunday, February 23.

The Boca Museum Art School invites the public to the Old Floresta Plein Air and Sogetsu Ikebana Reception on Tuesday, February 4. Mark your calendars for Friday, February 21 and Sunday, February 23 and take One-Day workshops in a multiple of techniques!  If you think you are too busy to commit for a full term class, this is your opportunity to relax, have fun, explore your creativity, elevate your artistic skills or acquire new techniques in just one day. The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks of classes.

 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum Art School

801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

OFFICE HOURS
Monday – Friday: 9 am – 6 pm   Saturdays: 9 am – 4 pm

CLASS HOURS
Monday – Thursday: 9 AM – 9 PM  Friday: 9 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 4 PM

 

 

 

 

OLD FLORESTA PLEIN AIR

&

SOGETSU IKEBANA

RECEPTION:  

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4

 5:30 – 7:30 -PM

 

 

 

 The Plein Air Palm Beach and Art School’s Old Floresta Paint Out artists and Chieko Mihori’s advanced Sogetsu style of ikebana students will be exhibiting works never before seen.

 

This Exhibition runs through February 19, 2020

 

 

 

FEBRUARY        WORKSHOPS:

 

 

 

 

Friday, February 21    All day Workshop

 

 

Beautiful Paintings With Oil Pastels

Genie Appel- Cohen

Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Did you always want to paint, but were unsure about your skills with a brush? Instructor, Genie Appel-Cohen will show you all the techniques to create your own art masterpieces. In this not-to-be-missed workshop, you will learn blending, build-up, and scrape down techniques. We will cover simple color theory and composition. Create the art that’s in your heart, with oil pastels! Materials included. 45 minute break for lunch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY  23

 ALL DAY  WORKSHOPS

 

If you think you are too busy to commit for a full term class, this is your opportunity to relax, have fun, explore your creativity, elevate your artistic skills or acquire new techniques in just one day.

 

 

 

 

 

  • 9:30 am – 12:30 pm… Mixed Media Florals– Jacalyn Gmoch
  • Create unique and beautiful floral blossoms using a variety of materials including watercolors and acrylics. No artistic painting experience required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm..Painterly DrawingBeth Sloat
  • Take your drawings to a new place with water soluble graphite, watercolor pencils, and/or Inktense pencils and aqua brushes. Learn to use color selectively and with restraint for maximum effect. Graphite pencils, erasers, bristol paper and aqua brushes will be included. Color pencils will be available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm… Figure Painting, A Comprehensive Study – Roumen Boudev
  • Learn how to paint the anatomical structure of the human form while properly mixing the skin tones and applying the principles of color theory. Emphasis is placed on the properties of color, cool and warm color variations, and representing textures. Our objective is to complete a finished figure painting study, while exploring the traditional old masters’ painting methods and techniques.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • ​10:00 am – 4:00 pm..Basic Watercolor Painting – Janet Onofrey
  • Using still lifes as subjects, students will explore basic color usage, brushes, and paper. We will experiment with gradient washes, sponging, scratching, dry brushing, masking, wet-on-wet and more. The Basic session will make you comfortable using this medium and enjoy the flow of color. Some drawing ability is helpful. (Bring lunch for a half hour break.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • ​10:00 am – 4:00 pm..Multiple Figure Composition – Barbara Wasserman
  • Using a live nude model students will develop a single composition from 3 to 4 poses. The emphasis will be on how to put these poses together using the same model to form a composition. Large format permitted but not require. All mediums accepted. (Bring lunch for an hour break.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 10:00 am – NOON..Impact of Van Gogh’s Letters – Ralph Papa
  • 2:00 – 4:00 pm… Impact of Van Gogh’s LettersRalph Papa
  • In this 2 hour presentation of slides and demos, Ralph Papa will cover the impact that Vincent Van Gogh’s letters have had on him personally as well as on the world at large. Through images of selected letters, drawings and paintings, Papa will provide a personal understanding and insight into the mind and work of Van Gogh as if he himself were sitting beside us.

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes and more:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

www.bocamuseum.org

 

 

 

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Grammy-Winning Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall Of Famer Jason Newsted ‘Rocks the Roof’ With Art And Music At Lighthouse ArtCenter. “Peace & Love 2020” Exhibit Features Jason And Nicole Newsted February 14- March 4

Back by popular demand, Jason and Nicole Newsted bring their affinity for the arts to the Lighthouse ArtCenter through various art forms: painting, drawing, glassworks and music. The couple’s Peace + Love 2020 Exhibition opens fittingly on Valentine’s Day with an Opening Reception on Friday, February 14. Two special musical performances will benefit the ArtCenter’s ‘Raising the Roof’ Capital Campaign on February 15 & 29. (At press time, the February 15 performance is sold out – GET YOUR TICKETS for February 29).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter 

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201  www.LighthouseArts.org

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm      Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

No charge for members, suggested donation for nonmembers $10 

First Saturday of the month is free

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Announces:

 

 

Jason and Nicole Newsted’s

Peace + Love   2020   Art   Exhibition

 

 

 

Friday, February 14

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Wine and Hors d’oeuvres Reception

Free for Lighthouse ArtCenter members; $5 for non-members

 

This Exhibit is available February 14 – March 4, 2020

 

 

 

Jason and Nicole Newsted (photo by Gail V Haines)

 

 

Grammy-Winning Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Famer Jason Newsted ‘Rocks the Roof’ with Art and Music at the Lighthouse ArtCenter.  A special performance benefit the ArtCenter’s ‘Raising the Roof’ Capital Campaign on  Saturday, February 29.

 

Back by popular demand, Jason and Nicole Newsted bring their affinity for the arts to the Lighthouse ArtCenter through various art forms: painting, drawing, glassworks and music. The couple’s Peace + Love 2020 Exhibition opens fittingly on Valentine’s Day with an opening reception from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery. Tickets are $5 per person at the door or free to Lighthouse ArtCenter members. In conjunction with the exhibit, Jason Newsted will perform two benefit concerts.

 

 

Jason Newsted and The Chophouse Band

 

 

Acoustic Performance

by Jason Newsted and Friends

 

 

Saturday, February  29

6:30  – 8:30 pm

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter 

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469

 

 

Proceeds benefit the ‘Raising the Roof’ Capital Campaign to add a much needed 2nd floor and 5additional classrooms to the gallery building.

Tickets are $10 per person

Purchase Tickets:  https://www.lighthousearts.org/peace-and-love-2020

 

 

“Once again Jason and Nicole are front and center to support our efforts to literally raise the roof of our gallery building. The additional space will allow more classrooms for new programs such as art therapy for veterans.” said Nancy Politsch, CEO of the Lighthouse ArtCenter. “We are so thankful and excited and invite the community to experience the Newsted’s Peace + Love 2020 exhibition and unforgettable concerts.”

 

“Pink Sweetheart” by Nicole Newsted

 

“Nicole and I look forward to sharing our most recent works with our neighborhood art community, friends, and supporters in our second annual dual exhibit at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery. Please join us in this special celebration of art and music in your own backyard,” said Newsted.

 

 

Painting by Jason Newsted

 

 

Peace + Love 2020 will exhibit the talented Nicole Newsted’s brightly colored and whimsical paintings, filling three of the galleries with her brilliant work. Legendary rock musician and multi-media artist Jason Newsted will show large and small-scale works in the main gallery. The Chophouse Band, led by Newsted on guitar and lead vocal, will perform original and classic Americana selections. In this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition, guests will enjoy Newsted’s adventurous musical stylings surrounded by the couple’s art.

 

 

About the Lighthouse ArtCenter:

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art is a not-for-profit art center dedicated to the visual arts whose mission is to inspire, engage and connect our community through a vibrant school of art, unique exhibitions and diverse special events. For more information visit https://www.lighthousearts.org.

 

LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER GALLERY

​(Gift Store is open when Gallery is dark)

373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469  561-746-3101
Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm ​Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm; Sunday, closed

​LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER SCHOOL OF ART

(Art Supply Store is open during regular hours)

395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, FL 33469 561-748-8737
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm; Sunday, closed

 

 

 

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Fran Goodman’s “NOT YOUR ORDINARY PAINTING CLASS” Blends Art History With Abstract Expressionism. Meet Fran At Jerrys Artarama On February 1 For A Demo & Sign Up For Classes In Boca Raton Now!

Fran Goodman is a powerhouse! Her paintings burst with energy and color – and her enthusiasm for teaching her students erupts!  Fran’s artworks are in private collections both nationally and internationally. She teaches “Not Your Ordinary Painting Class” where she blends art history with contemporary applications in Abstract Expressionism in various locations in Palm Beach County.  Her unique aesthetic approach, coupled with her workshops, seminars, support groups, and widespread media exposure, earned her national and international recognition. Read more about the twists in her life and how she got to this moment. The Rickie Report shares the details about her February 1st Demo at Jerrys Artarama in Deerfield Beach, as well as her classes in Boca Raton.  Fran is available for group as well as private classes and she welcomes commissions.

 

 

 

 

 

F  R  A  N       G  O  O  D  M  A  N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE  WORKSHOP:

 

“How To Give Dynamic Demos!”

Saturday, February 1

2 PM

Jerrys Artarama in Deerfield Beach

 

Hillsboro Square  

242 Federal Highway   Deerfield Beach, FL 33441  

 

 

Calling all artists who work in all genres!  If you have been itching to share your talent and skills with the world, but don’t know how to put a dynamic demo together, THIS IS THE WORKSHOP for you!  Fran Goodman will show you everything you need to know, from A – Z, including unique ways to involve your audience and give them a great takeaway!  Curiosity seekers welcome!

 

 

Fran Goodman with Student, at Art Exhibit 

 

 

CLASSES:

BEGINNER  ABSTRACT  EXPRESSIONIST  ART  CLASSES ~  “NOT  YOUR  ORDINARY  PAINTING  CLASS”

 

Wednesdays, 1:30 – 4  pm

Four Week Class

211201-A2 February 5-26

211201-A3 March 4-25

201201-A4 April 1-22

 

 

Saturdays, 10:00 am-12:30 pm

Four Week Class

211202-A2 February 8-29

211202-A3 March 7-28

211202-A4 April 4-25

 

$150.00 Boca Raton Residents     $187.50 Non-Residents

Boca Raton Community Center

150 Crawford Blvd. Boca Raton 33432

561-393-7807

Call and receive your ID and password and then register online.

Join our 

“NOT YOUR ORDINARY PAINTING CLASS”

 

 

Discover the artist in you while having a ball doing it! Experiment with techniques used by famous Abstract Expressionists like Jackson Pollack. Learn about their lives and the lessons they can teach you. Explore elements of color and design, experiment with layering techniques, like water dripping, acrylic skins applications, and so much more. No prior drawing or painting experience necessary. Instructor: Fran Goodman.

Have the most ARTISTIC time of your life at “NOT YOUR ORDINARY PAINTING CLASS”: Blending Art History with Abstract Expressionism, Explore the lives of famous Abstract Expressionists, Learn paper towel techniques, Water dripping, Acrylic Skin applications and So Much More! 

No Prior Drawing Or Painting Experience Necessary  (Demonstrations and individual guidance is given at each class )

 

 

“Reds” by Fran Goodman

 

 

 

When asked why she teaches, Fran tells The Rickie Report, “Although I enjoy composing weekly curriculums and delivering the contents, it is not the reason I love to teach. I love to teach because of what my students give back to me…their faith and trust in me.  Their approving nods while I’m in the process of explaining something, their warm smiles when they get it, their great eagerness to absorb what I suggest to them during their process, their pride and joy in their finished painting. I saw all this yesterday when I taught my first class at the Boca Raton Community Center. Often outside of class, some students will text me an image of a painting they have started on their own to ask for my opinion, or they will contact me to tell me about a gallery show or event I may be interested in. My students never give me a hard time, challenge me, or put me on the defensive, instead, they allow me to mold our experience into one that will be memorable for both of us”.

 

 

FRAN’S STORY:

 

I was born into a family of models and physically beautiful people who put beauty on a pedestal. I was a pretty little girl with an idyllic childhood. I loved to draw and do paint by number canvases but my greatest joy was to design elaborate clothing for my paper dolls and dream about becoming a famous fashion designer who would live in Paris like my heroine Madeline from the Madeline book series. Then at puberty my life turned into a nightmare with the sudden arrested growth of my jawbone. My family shunned me and my classmates persecuted what was now my chinless face. Feeling like I had no worth as a person, I fell into a deep depression. To sooth myself I turned to my art and would draw huge cartoon characters to keep me company. Another thing I would do is pile reams of construction paper monochromatically in my closet and sit in there for hours being soothed by their color.

 

When I was fifteen, I underwent two failed operations to reconstruct my jaw (in one, I nearly died from complications). Through it all, I held onto my childhood dream of becoming a famous dress designer. I still had the dream when I graduated high school and learned I had been accepted to Chouinard Art Institute, the same school that Edith Head, Hollywood costume designer of the ‘40s, and Bob Mackie, designer for Cher and Carol Burnett had attended. Chouinard was a very progressive school with very progressive ideas. First day of orientation we eighteen-year old students were told, “If you’re here to learn anything, there’s the door.”  In my second semester I took a painting course as an elective. We didn’t have to physically paint in a classroom, only show up on the day of the critique at the end of the eight-week course.

 

 

 

Award winning “Garden of Happiness” by Fran Goodman

 

 

 

 

On that day my fellow classmates and I set our paintings on easels in a long row. I looked at the other ones in disbelief. Every one of them was covered with “displaced” lines and color, what I thought amounted to scribble scrabble a child could do, while I had slaved to make my painting resemble real objects. That day was my introduction to abstract expressionism as I soon discovered, when my professor, Robert Chuey, went from one student to another extolling their ability to elicit feelings and emotions in their paintings, which I thought was a real cop out. Instantly, I hated abstract expressionism and wanted nothing to do with it.

 

That day was also a red-letter day, as I learned from my professor, I was wasting my time in fashion, that I was born to paint. I switched majors and painted up a storm while my fellow classmates dubbed me Post Renaissance Girl. When I was in grammar school, my greatest joy was to build dimension into the visual aids that accompanied my school reports, sometimes so intricate and mammoth in size, my father would help carry them into class. At Chouinard, I chose various organic and non-organic materials to build this dimension, including spackling wall paste. As a student, I was able to get my paintings, which were quite large into furniture show rooms and galleries in the LA area; also, in a NJ gallery that my mother had found, but all at the price of taking my name off the canvas. It seemed society wasn’t happy that one showed up as a young female painter in the ‘60s. After three years of this, my father saw only a starving artist in my future and made me quit my education at Chouinard.

 

I then left the fine art world to carve out what would be a thirty-year career as spokesperson for the rights of women and their faces. I designed and disseminated seminars and support groups – concerned more with how women felt about their faces than how they actually looked — in the US and Canada and drew the National and Canadian media. Over the years I was featured on talk shows, radio, and women’s magazines and in newspaper articles including in The New York Times.  During my career, I didn’t paint. Instead, I wrote a memoir and two screenplays about my life.  In 2013, a bout with Lyme disease left me with arthritic fingers and the inability to continue to write. I became depressed, then thought to try painting again. I found that the palette knife over a paintbrush was easier to hold and I also found that abstract expressionism was a better fit for my hands. Still with a passion to build dimension and structure into my paintings, I used pastes, sands and acrylic skins, and my favorite, paper towels. In 2014, I was accepted into Larry Poons’ master class at the Art Students League in NY. Under his tutelage, my paintings were exhibited in group shows in galleries in the Chelsea district of Manhattan.

 

In the same year, I designed an 8-week curriculum where I could teach my craft to beginning painters at the Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ. The program director, finding the class “educational, inspiration and a load of fun”, took it four times!  I moved to Florida in February 2016 and joined the art world in Palm Beach County. Through the auspices of the various guilds that I joined, I was able to show my work in galleries in Southern Florida. I also designed a classroom curriculum for beginning students who wanted to learn abstract expressionism. While I was painting in Larry Poon’s class, I studied the master expressionists from the ‘40’s and ‘50s and found that they were the real teachers. When I put my class together, I decided to apply what I learned so students would have an opportunity to “know” these masters as well, not only through their bio, but through experiencing their style of painting. I called my class, “Not Your Ordinary Painting Class – blending art history with abstract expressionism.

 

“During my life I have created projects, seminars, support groups and trainings in the United States and Canada to inspire growth and self-esteem. Whether it was through my business as spokeswoman for women’s beauty rights, or through Toastmasters as a mentor to many, or as an art educator; whether I was addressing men, women or teens of all ages and all walks of life, I looked for their potential and then empowered them to be their best selves. To me, there is no greater reward than witnessing people flower and bloom.”  Fran’s Artist statement tells us, “I approach the canvas with a desire to fuse color with texture, free of intention, tradition and norms. I count on layering properties to burn a life force into even the smallest structures. My strokes, some obscure, some undefined, personify difference and sameness and how the two natures work in concert with one another.”

 

 

“Satin Nights” by Fran Goodman

 

HOW I TEACH “NOT YOUR ORDINARY PAINTING CLASS”

 

My students are usually adults who have never painted in abstract expressionism before. They don’t necessarily have any prior drawing or painting experience either.  On the first day of class, I explain to them that they are not here to “make apples to take bites out of.” In fact, there is nothing they must or should do! There are no goals, no mistakes! We paint from our hearts, not from our brains. I also stress what I learned from Larry Poons: “One stroke leads to the next stroke and so on.”  Usually for the first twenty minutes of every class the students sit together while I show a PowerPoint presentation and/or from my I-pad, the painting (style) of a particular abstract expressionist from the ‘40s and ‘50s. I talk about the artist’s life and philosophy and with the use of handouts, we discuss everything in preparation for them to begin their painting.

 

Some students start the first class skeptical about their ability and are nervous to put a single mark on a canvas (that needs to be 16” x 20”.) Then, in subsequent classes, I notice not only does their self-confidence and quality of work grow, but their desire to paint on larger canvases as well. By the end of the 4 weeks, some of the students are painting on canvases as large as 30” x 40”.  Within the context of each class are the primary lessons of color and design related to the artist. For example, after exploring the paintings of Franz Klein who primarily worked in black, white and shades of gray, the students would then work up a palette where they develop color values by adding black and white to various hues before applying the paint to their canvas.

 

At the start of the second half of the class, students are introduced to a certain medium related to the artist. In the case of Franz Kline, because his strokes were energetic, raw, action-oriented, they might try gel gloss, as its “slide” mimics that of quick, action strokes. For the most part the students use palette knives.  One thing important to me is that the students learn layering techniques and other applications that add dimension to their paintings. Some things they’ve used: tissue paper, sand, masking tape, pastes, gels, paper towels, acrylic skins and even rose petals. I may do a quick demo on a certain technique, but I don’t like to elaborate with demos, because I don’t want them to be influenced by my application.  A single painting is completed in every 2 1/2 hour class. I encourage students to develop their canvas, meaning not to consider the first layer as finished. To illustrate, I show slides of how my paintings developed.

Another thing I’m sensitive to and stress, is what I learned when I was writing a memoir years ago: the concept of “kill your darlings,” meaning, even if you love what you are writing, if it doesn’t move the story along, it needs to go. The same I find applies to painting in abstract expressionism.  During every class, I make repeated trips to each student’s canvas to check on their progress. I look for concepts (that I have taught them) — balance, values, focal point and other design elements. I give my opinions, but always allow the students the last word.  Halfway into every class, “we do the “official 4-way turn. Here, the students have the opportunity to voice their opinion as to whether each other’s paintings would “look better” going forward in another direction. And again, the artist of the painting has the final word.  I encourage group dynamics. I find the chemistry that gets produced not only allows for an active, fun class, but that the students learn from one another as well.

 

Untitled Painting by Fran Goodman’s student, Carolyn Thews

TESTIMONIES AND COMMENTS

 

At the end of each 4-weeks, Fran hands out an evaluation sheet. This is also important, as she wants to know what the students liked and disliked and what she can improve on. She also asks for comments.

Here are a few from several students:

  • “I am so happy to have met and attended Fran’s art classes.  She has touched my soul with her gentle presence, her love of art, and intelligent observations. She has brought out a new and exciting awareness of color, lines, movement and values; unknown to me before.”
  • “Fran brings out the hidden artist in all of us with demonstrations by famous artists, color, theory, observations and discussion with music and laughter.”
  • “Thank you, Fran for stirring and waking up my sleeping artistic soul.”
  • “Thanks for blowing the lids off our minds by teaching your method! Think I was at a crossroads with painting the former way.
  • “I can’t begin to tell you how much of an impact you have made on my life I came to your class expecting nothing more than a pleasant version and an outlet for my grief with your help I have discovered something I love I have so much to learn but even though the process is sometimes painful for me I am glad to have your guidance to help me along in this journey you are a wonderful teacher and a special human being I am so glad I found you.”

I have received all sorts of other accolades, small gifts, even “certificate of excellence” (straight of the internet, the kind you’d give to a child” but very precious to me. However, the greatest gift/compliment comes when my students tell me they want to sign up for more classes. Some of my advanced students have taken over 10- 4- week classes.  In all, I say I truly love my students, I love them for their enthusiasm, love them for their talent, love them for who they are as people and artists.  Last July I arranged to showcase 67 paintings by 19 students at the Center for Spiritual Living in Boca Raton .The reporter from the Sun-Sentinel came and was so taken by the quality of the work from folks who never tried abstract expressionism before — some had never even touched paint — that his article made two cover stories on August 7th, in the Boca Times and the West Boca Times. (more on my website under media)

 

 

MANY PASSIONS:

Another art-related passion is my role as Art Education Fund Chairwoman for the Delray Art League. I have held this position for four years and it has allowed me to meet and connect with the directors and administrators of very special organizations in Palm Beach County. Every year, I organize an award ceremony event where I have the privilege of doling out 10% of the Leagues profits to these organizations — a ritual the League has been engaged in since 1965, to assist in their visual arts programs. This December, the League expanded its generosity when the members chose to play Secret Santa to the Palm Beach Habilitation Center. Over 70 gifts, all holiday wrapped, were delivered to the squeals and glee of adults with special needs at their holiday party. The manager at Jerry’s Artarama in Deerfield Beach allowed me to design a Christmas bin and shoppers were encouraged to donate art supplies, Also the members of the League brought gifts to a meetup held at the Heart of Delray Gallery in Delray Beach, where the league taken space to exhibit.  Still another passion involves delivering talks on abstract expressionism, especially reciting wild tales about the masters from the ‘40’s and ‘50s, that I’ve gleaned through the years. Usually at the end of a talk I invite the participants to do a Community Canvas project where everyone gets to put a stroke (s) on one large canvas.  Additionally, I give demos on both how to work with various mediums and also how to give Dynamic Demos.

 

 

 

PRESS:

Fran’s paintings are featured in Art Guide Magazine Volume 3, distributed to galleries in the US, where she was awarded a quarter page ad to showcase one of the three.  Her artworks have been part of numerous juried exhibitions.  She earned the title, “Distinguished Toastmaster” from Toastmasters, a prestigious accomplishment.  Fran also works as an alcoholism counsellor and with other 12 step programs.

Fran is a Signature Artist of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, a member of the Art Students League in NY, the Palm Beach Watercolor Society, Art Serve, and, the Delray Art League, where she is the Arts Education Fund Chair.

She teaches “Not Your Ordinary Painting Class” where she blends art history with contemporary applications in Abstract Expressionism in various locations in Palm Beach County. Recently her classes were featured in two cover stories which can be found on her website.

 

New York Times Article https://www.nytimes.com/1996/01/07/nyregion/in-person-beauty-lessons.html

Morristown Article https://morristowngreen.com/2015/05/04/trauma-as-a-gift-a-lesson- learned-at-the-morristown-art-walk/

Sun-Sentinel: https://www.sun-sentinel.com/community/boca-times/fl-cn-boca-raton-not- ordinary-painting-20190807-20190802-hejvohw5wrcoviiwjb3sgf7vsa-story.html

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/community/delray-sun/fl-cn-delray-art-league- christmas-surprise-01082020-20200108-jfz5hvbgcfgunav5vgt6v3yr34-story.html

 

 

For more information:

Fran invites opportunities to do commissions, lectures, demos and private lessons.f you are interested in taking one, you can register on my website at franmanngoodman.com.

There you will find the dates and times as well.

Facebook page: Fran Mann Goodman’s Paintbox

Meetup.com: Not Your Ordinary Painting Class

Email: franspaintbox@yahoo.com

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Port St. Lucie Art League Welcomes Public To Free Exhibit At Port St. Lucie Civic Center. Opening Reception On Thursday, January 9. Exhibit Runs Through March 12, 2020

The Port St. Lucie Arts League (PSLAL) invites the public to an Art Exhibition featuring over 30 member artists.  This free exhibit takes place at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center Gallery, with the Opening Reception on Thursday, January 9 featuring the music of Jack Eddington.  The exhibit continues through March 12, 2020.  PSLAL welcomes new members to join as advocates for the arts and promote quality, professionalism and diversity in their work. PSLAL provides a forum for the healthy exchange of creative ideas, support, encouragement, and inspiration from one another’s artistic creativity.  Many PSLAL artists have won local, national and international awards & their artwork is in many private collections.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PORT    ST.    LUCIE    ARTS    LEAGUE    PRESENTS:  

MEMBER  EXHIBITION

 

 

Opening Reception:

 

Thursday, January 9, 2020 

 

 

6  – 8 PM

 

 

Featuring Musician,  Jack Eddington

Port   St.   Lucie   Civic   Center

9221 SE Civic Center Place      Port St.Lucie, FL 34952

 

 

Exhibition runs  January  10 – March 12, 2020

8:30 AM –  8 PM (except when closed for event use)

 

 

 

 

 

Joanne Lucia Florez, President of the Port St. Lucie Arts League tells The Rickie Report, ” Membership is open to all artists who create original work and to those who have an interest in or appreciation for the arts”.  This is a wonderful artist networking organization and newcomers are always welcome.  Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Friday from September – May, 1 – 3  pm, at PSL Community Center, 2195 SE Airoso Blvd., Port St Lucie, FL, with plenty of free parking.  

 

“Blissful Silence” by Michael Alexander

 

Joanne goes on to say, “The success of artists is shared by all. Artwork, artists styles and creativity are freely expressed without judgement. The PSL Arts League strives to learn, grow and work together to share our support of art & artists in our community”.  Paid members of the Port St Lucie Arts League are able to exhibit/sell your artwork in several art shows and events, PSL Arts League Galleries and other venues throughout the year. PSLAL offers a full calendar of art shows, exciting demonstrations and art display opportunities for all to enjoy!  

 

 

“Dancer At Rest” by Doris Jacoby

 

 

 

Featured Artists:

Mary Ann Austin

Michael Alexander

Tamara Thoma Barnett

Elaine Cavanaugh

Judy Coffman

Patricia Eddington

Joanne Lucia Florez

Donna Franklin

Caroline McGillis Frederiksen

Dale Galiano

Marilyn Hamblet

Evelyn Hartsell

Carol Heslop

Jill Heverson

Scott Hossler

Doris Jacoby

Maureen Joyce

Rene’ Laigo

Bonnie Larson

Sandy Lillis

Barbara Z. Lyons

Phred Madsen-Vallee

Floyd Markowitz

Marilyn Mead

Laura R. O’Kelly

Connie Pearson

Elaine Pribish

Sharon Roselli

Frances B. Sine

Barbara Warren

Ronda Wersbha

Joe Young

 

 

“Bronze Serenity” by Donna Franklin

 

 

 

The PSL Arts League is a 501C non-profit organization for professional artists and those who appreciate the arts. The League was  organized in 1993 and enjoys a membership of over 65 creative professionals, which consists of a diverse group of artists who share a passion for creativity and support of the arts in the community. Their work consists of individual styles, techniques, and artistic explorations in a variety of art mediums: watercolors, acrylics, oils, 3D and mixed media. Each artwork is unique in expression that captures a chosen subject. Many PSLAL artists have won local, national and international awards & their artwork is in many private collections.  

 

League members are advocates for the arts and promote quality, professionalism and diversity in their work. PSL Arts League goals are to develop and sustain a membership of local artists, encourage networking, provide a forum for the healthy exchange of creative ideas, and support, encourage and inspire one another’s artistic creativity. The success of artists is shared by all. Artwork, artists styles and creativity are freely expressed without judgement. The PSL Arts League strives to learn, grow and work together to share our support of art & artists in our community.

 

Mission Statement :  The mission of the Port St. Lucie Arts League is to advance, enhance and sustain our community’s cultural and artistic viability.  Our membership works to develop cultural awareness and provide increased opportunities for community access to the arts.  The PSL Arts League appreciates working together in partnership with many venues to make a difference in Port St. Lucie to Support Art & Artists in Our Community.  

 

Exhibitions/Displays:

Member’s work can be seen in the PSL Community Center, Harbor Place Assisted Living, Dawn’s Cafe and The Brennity at Tradition. In January – December, 2020, the PSL Arts League artists will have their work displayed at the Paula A. Lewis Library located 2950 SW Rosser Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL 34953

Membership is open to all artists who create original work and to those who have an interest in or appreciation for the arts.

PSL Arts League Meetings: Member meetings are held on the third Friday of each month, September – May, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, at PSL Community Center, 2195 SE Airoso Blvd., Port St Lucie, FL

Membership Dues: $35.00 due by Nov. 1

 

Membership Benefits: As a paid member of the Port St Lucie Arts League you are able to exhibit / sell your artwork in several art shows and events, PSL Arts League Galleries and other venues during the year. We offer a full calendar of art shows, exciting demonstrations and art display opportunities for all to enjoy!

 

 

 

 

“Zebra” by Ronda Wershba

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibits or  upcoming events:

 

PSLAL Website: pslartsleague.org

For more info contact: pslalcontact@gmail.com

Joanne Lucia Florez, President

Port St. Lucie Arts League

413.695.3312

 

 

 

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99 Bottles Of Beer: A FUNdraising Event Includes A Call To Artists! The New Studio For The Visual Arts Can’t Wait To See Your Original Artwork! Call Includes Juried And Non-Juried Art

99 BOTTLES OF BEER: a FUNdraising event will benefit the Educational Fund of The New Studio for the Visual Arts. The exhibit is sponsored by Crosby Kitchen & Bar, Jupiter, FL, and there are opportunities for juried applications (eligible for cash awards) and non-juried applications (eligible for bragging rights).  All artwork images must be within the theme of “99 Bottles of Beer” and must include a recognizable image of a bottle (not a can) of a “craft beer brand” only, no major national brand beers will be accepted. Original artwork only. Open to all 2D mediums in oil, acrylic, watercolor, collage, and photography. NOTE: Pastels will not be accepted. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of a few entries!  We’re preparing one ourselves, for the non-juried component!  Don’t live nearby?  You can ship your entries! DEADLINE: December 31!

 

 

 

 

“99 BOTTLES OF BEER: a FUNdraiser”

 

Opening Reception and Awards

Sponsored by Crosby Kitchen & Bar

 

At:

 

Crosby Kitchen & Bar

Sunday, February 9, 2019

2 – 5  pm

 

1406 South Cypress Drive Jupiter, FL 33469

 

 

ART   EXHIBIT   CONTINUES   AT:

 

February 11 – February 29, 2020

 

The New Studio for the Visual Arts

1615  S. Cypress Drive in Jupiter

 

 

Image by Sue Archer

 

 

Get   Your  Juried  Application  here:

 

CASH AWARDS:

3 Merit Awards • $300 each

3 Honorable Mention Awards • Certificate

 

As a juried artist, the accepted artists will be eligible to compete for prize money and awards and will have exhibition priority. To be juried the artist must register online at www.juriedartservices.com to participate in that status.

 

Up to Nine (9) digital images in jpg format may be submitted at a submission fee of:

  • $30 for 1- 3 image
  • $40 for 4 – 6 images
  • $50 for 7- 9 images

Digital Images should be named with last name, first name, title. Example: SmithTim_HotDogs.jpg

A 40% commission will be retained on any sold work benefiting the educational fund of The New Studio for the Visual Arts.

The New Studio for the Visual Arts is a 501(c)3 charitable educational not-for-profit tax-exempt organization. Gifts may be deductible as a charitable contribution under Federal income tax laws).

 

All artwork images must be within the theme of “99 Bottles of Beer” and must include a recognizable image of a bottle (not a can) of a “craft beer brand” only, no major national brand beers will be accepted.

Original artwork only.

Open to all 2D mediums in oil, acrylic, watercolor, collage, and photography.

NOTE: Pastels will not be accepted.

All entries must meet the requirements listed below.

All 2D work must be painted on or mounted on a canvas panel, watercolor board or Masonite board that is 10”h x 8”w (vertical images only)

Must not be framed or wired.

Panel must fit flush against the wall.

All work must be for sale, No NFS or Price on Request.

All sold artwork must remain in the exhibition until the conclusion of the show.

 

DELIVERY & PICKUP:  All shipped works need to come to: The New Studio for the Visual Arts, 1615 South Cypress Drive, Suite 1, Jupiter, FL 33469, (561) 295-5712. All artwork must be received between January 27, 2020 – January 31, 2020 at 4pm. Shipped artwork cannot come in wooden crates or use packing peanuts and must arrive in a reusable container and must include a prepaid computer-generated UPS or FedEx return shipping label. No U.S. Postal Service returns. ALL SHIPMENTS MUST BE MADE THROUGH UPS or FedEx. Do not send stamps, cash or credit card information for return of work.

Artists are responsible for insuring their own work prior to and after the exhibition and while in transport. NO PACKING PEANUTS! All shipments must be sent “Signature Required”. The New Studio for the Visual Arts is not responsible for any lost packages left with no signature required.  Shipments that appear to have major damage upon receipt will not be opened and the artist will be contacted to assist in assessing the damage and determining how to proceed. The artist will be contacted immediately if any major damage is found once work is unpacked. Minor scuffs and scratches as well as typical wear and tear will not be considered “damage” and will be deemed acceptable at the discretion of The New Studio for the Visual Arts. If shipping, please send an email with the tracking information beforehand to newstudioforthevisualarts@gmail.comArtists may also arrange for other individuals to deliver or pickup their work and need to contact The New Studio for the Visual Arts before-hand to make arrangements.


PICK UP :  All unsold work will be returned via shipment or local pickup just as it was received. Artwork will be returned and will be packed and returned in the same packing materials that they were received in. The artist is responsible for arranging the return shipment of their artwork. Pre-paid UPS return labels may be enclosed in the original shipment or emailed to The New Studio for the Visual Arts once the show has ended.

Any work being picked up locally must be picked up between March 2 – 3, 2020, please call (561) 295-5712 to set up times for hand pick up.


LIABILITY:  The New Studio for the Visual Arts is not responsible for loss or damage to artwork while in transit to the show and while on display. The artist agrees to allow The New Studio for the Visual Arts, at its discretion, to utilize photographs or exhibited work for publicity purposes but not for reproduction.

Delivery of artwork  – January 27, 2020 – January 31, 2020 by 4pm


CALENDAR:

  • Deadline for submissions:  December  31, 2019
  • Acceptance notifications: January 7, 2020
  • Shipped Artwork to arrive: January 27, 2020 – January 31, 2020
  • Hand Delivered Artwork to arrive: January 27, 2020 – January 31, 2020 by 4pm
  • Opening Reception: February 9, 2019, Time TBD (for collectors, press, exhibition, exhibiting artists and the public)
  • Show open to view: February 3 – February 28, 2020
  • Artwork pickup for Local Artists: March 2 – 3, 2020

 

 

 Application Process for Non-juried Artist Status:

 

As a non-juried artist, all work submitted must meet the criteria set forth in the 99 Bottle of Beer Prospectus stated below. A non-juried artist is not eligible for prize money and awards but can take pride in the fact that they are participating in this exciting fundraising event.

PROSPECTUS As a Non-juried Artist:

The exhibition is a fundraiser, Sponsored by Crosby Kitchen & Bar, Jupiter, FL for the Educational Fund of The New Studio for the Visual Arts, a 501(c)3 charitable educational not-for-profit tax-exempt organization.

All artwork images must be within the theme of “99 Bottles of Beer” and must include a recognizable image of a bottle (not a can) of a “craft beer brand” only, no major national brand beers will be accepted.

Original artwork only.

Open to all 2D mediums in oil, acrylic, watercolor, collage, and photography.

NOTE: Pastels will not be accepted.

All entries must meet the requirements listed below.

All 2D work must be painted on or mounted on a canvas panel, watercolor board or Masonite board that is 10”h x 8”w (vertical images only) and must not be framed or wired.

Panel must fit flush against the wall

A 40% commission will be retained on any sold work benefiting the educational fund of The New Studio for the Visual Arts. All work must be for sale, No NFS or Price on Request. All sold artwork must remain in the exhibition until the conclusion of the show.

 

NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO EXHIBIT

January 17, 2019, Notification of intent to exhibit a non-juried piece of artwork must be submitted no later than this date to qualify. Applications can be obtained in person from The New Studio for the Visual Arts or on the website; www.thenewstudiova.net

DELIVERY OF ARTWORK:

January 27, 2020 to January 31, 2020 by 4pm, all paintings must be hand delivered to the New Studio for the Visual Arts between the dates stated.

ARTWORK PICKUP:

March 2 – 3, 2020, All artwork must be picked on these dates, please call (561) 295-5712 to set up times for hand pick up.

LIABILITY: The New Studio for the Visual Arts is not responsible for loss or damage to artwork while in transit to the show and while on display. The artist agrees to allow The New Studio for the Visual Arts, at its discretion, to utilize photographs or exhibited work for publicity purposes but not for reproduction.

 

 

The New Studio for the Visual Arts is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit charitable educational organization. Partial proceeds of sales during this exhibition will benefit the Educational Fund of The New Studio for the Visual Arts, a 501(c)3 charitable educational not-for-profit tax-exempt organization. Sponsored by Crosby Kitchen & Bar, Jupiter, FL

 

For more information about this exhibit or classes and workshops: www.thenewstudiova.net

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986