Carl Stoveland’s Photograph Takes Best In Show At The Box Gallery’s ” Florida Showcase 2022 ” Open Now Through August 27. Meet Carl On Thursday, July 28 For A Photo Lecture And Connect With Carl For Other Art Opportunities

Carl Stoveland‘s photograph taken during his Artist Residency in the Dry Tortugas National Park (during hurricane season) took Best In Show at the Box Gallery’s “Florida Showcase 2022“.  Join Carl on Thursday, July 28 for an interactive “Process with Practices on Photography” free lecture. This Exhibit runs through August 27, 2022.  Because Carl’s photography is only a small part of his larger art practice, The Rickie Report also showcases his paintings as well as classes and meet-ups he sponsors.  Carl’s energy and passion for art is contagious!  If you cannot attend the lecture, please contact Carl to make an appointment at the Gallery!

 

 

 

811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

https://theboxgallery.info/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Florida Showcase 2022 is an exhibition of contemporary photography by artists living in South Florida. Selections were made by jurors: Pedro Penavel, WPB Magazine Editor in Chief, Kiara Santiago BFA, Florida Atlantic University, and Rolando Chang Barrero, curator at The Box Gallery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibition   is   open   NOW   through   August   27,   2022

 

 

Free    Photography    Art    Talks:

 

 

“Photography:    Process    and    Practice”

 

 

 

Every Thursday, July 28 – August 25, 2022

7 – 9 pm

 

 

 

The Box Gallery

811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

https://theboxgallery.info/

 

 

 

 

Artist Carl Stoveland with his Best in Show Photograph 

 

 

“It was a once in a lifetime experience… even now,  eighteen months later I am still finding images from that trip to edit!”  

Carl Stoveland

 

 

TRR:   Give us a peek into your experience in the Dry Tortugas.

CS:

The Artist in Residence program at Dry Tortugas National Park is run by the National Parks Art Foundation and the NPS.  It is one of the most extreme residencies out there.  The residency requires two people for safety reasons due to the isolated and remote location of the residency.  Held on Loggerhead Key, an uninhabited island a mere 49 acres in size,  3 miles from Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas 70 miles west of Key West and about 90 miles North of Cuba.
In 2020, fine artist painter Shannon Torrence and I were fortunate enough to be selected as the Artists in Residence (AIRs).  We had applied for slots in 2019 and were finalists but ultimately not selected.  We started planning our application for 2020 the next day.  We built a podcast with guests speaking about art and art residencies,  We created a blog and a social media presence, including a movie trailer for our project we called the “Flying Tortuga Brothers”.  Ultimately we were selected for 2020!  When September arrived and we had gathered all of our gear and food for the month in Key West, we were ferried to Fort Jefferson on the Yankee Freedom to Fort Jefferson on Garden Key. 

 

 

 

 

“The old kitchen house and cistern, Loggerhead Key”
Infrared B&W Photograph by Carl Stoveland

 

 

 

 

That is as far as most tourists ever get as there is no access to Loggerhead Key except by kayak – a 6 mile round trip. There were a few hearty souls who did that during our month, but I think I can count on one hand the number of folks we saw who did that.  Larger boats can tie off to one of two mooring balls and use a dinghy to land on Loggerhead Key.  Over the month we saw perhaps 10 people visit for part of a day.  Once at Fort Jefferson we were taken by a small NPS boat with our gear to Loggerhead Key.  We lived in the old lighthouse keepers house.  The only other house on the island is the old Kitchen house and an intern for the NPS studying the turtles was there.  The lighthouse (its supporting garage and shed) and the two buildings are the only structures on the entire island.  It was rustic with a “capitol R”.  “Desolate” is probably the better word.  The island is stark and beautiful.  The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1997 and that is when the Coastguard turned the island over to the park service.

 

 

 

We had to be self sufficient for the entire month.  There were no runs to the shops for more food, etc.  There was no fresh water so maintaining and operating the desalination plant became a big part of daily life along with monitoring power usage and the batteries in the solar system (as that is needed  for the desalination plant to make the fresh water).  Most days were in the mid 90’s.  I lost 20lbs in the month I was there from all the exercise  ( he says with a smiling emoji). Shannon produced a breathtaking series of small paintings during the month that are fueling his larger works to this day.  I was enchanted by the night sky.  The Dry Tortugas has almost no light pollution so the stars are brilliant.  If you spend a few minute out after dark to let your eyes adjust you can see the Milky Way with the naked eye!  I was like a kid in a candy store photographing the old lighthouse against a backdrop of stars like diamonds hanging in the sky.  My days were spent photographing the water and the emptiness of the island.

 

 

 

Artist Carl Stoveland in Dry Tortugas National Park

 

 

 

I have enough for a full blown exhibit if any galleries want to host a show.  The only piece printed and seen in public (outside of social media of course) is a night scene of the light house with a sky that was lit by lightning and part of the star-filled sky.  It took Best in Show at the “Florida Showcase 2022” at the Box Gallery in West Palm which is running until August 27th.  The residency was a profound experience.

 

 

 

As artist in residence at Dry Tortugas National Park (September 2020) Carl’s goals as an artist became distilled and clarified.  He says, “The shear beauty of the ocean and the night could be overwhelming.  It was there that I realized I needed to use my art as an advocate for protecting our natural environment and making people aware of what we risk losing if these places are lost to over development.  I do this by focusing on a location and showing its beauty through my art”.

 

 

“The experience on Dry Tortugas was life changing for me as an artist…. I questioned whether I could say what I want through the lens”.  ~ Carl Stoveland

 

“This lead to a near-constant exploration of other media.  After working my way through acrylic, gouache, Casein and oil painting I have settled on Oils as my favored medium to paint in for personal work along with my old favorite Watercolor”. ~ Carl Stoveland

 

 

“Dreams of Loggerhead Key” by Carl Stoveland (acrylic on birch panel)

 

 

 

TRR:  What is your creative background?

CS:

 

I grew up in NY near the Catskill Mountains and found my passion for photography hiking along the many trails and streams near my home.  My Dad spent his entire career working in photo labs and my Mom is an oil painter and watercolorist.  (So the apple did not fall far from the tree in this case).  My current passions include a variety of photo and painting media along with teaching  and urban sketching.

 

Carl tells The Rickie Report, “In the language of photography there is a wide angle view and a close up macro view to seeing the world.  I believe it is the same for the life and work of all artists.  The close up macro view speaks to the drive to work every day to improve in their craft and expand the tools they have to interact with the world.  After 35 years as a photographer I reached a certain level of expertise.  Still I am constantly working to find new ways to tell stories.  This has led explorations in various other media including film, audio, podcasting painting and digital art.  We are all both students and masters at the same time.  This is my daily closeup view”.

 

 

“From the standpoint of the wide angle view a mature artist with skills honed over years of hard work yearns for more than just technical proficiency, Carl explains.  They look to the world at large and desire to use their work to have a bigger impact on viewers.  Artists are obligated to use their skills to make people think about bigger issues.  This can be accomplished by creating beautiful work or disturbing/unsettling work.  It requires that a strong point of view be what drives the creation of the art”.

 

 

 

TRR:  How did moving to Lake Worth, FL change your perspective ?

CS:

 

 

When I arrived in Florida in 2016 I was struck by the nature of my adopted town of Lake Worth.  I found people doing projects everywhere, people helping each other and a town that like no other loves to throw a parade.  I set out to capture the people that make this a special place and ask each of them why they think it is special.  The result after two years of shooting were the IAMLAKEWORTH and IAM LAKEWORTHTOO exhibits held at the Hatch in Lake Worth.  It was a great experience and a wonderful way to become one of those fabulous Lake Worthians I admire so much.

 

 

 

I AM LAKE WORTH Exhibit by Carl Stoveland at Hatch 1121 Lake Worth Beach, FL

 

 

“After returning in October 2020 Covid was everywhere and decided to throw myself into accomplishing more paintings.  In the 18 or so months since, I have charged headlong into painting  – adding oils, acrylics, gouache and casein to the watercolors I was already doing”.   ~ Carl Stoveland

 

 

 

TRR:  Please tell us more about your classes At Mounts Botanical Garden and Venue 1201.

CS:

 

 

I spent the remainder of 2020 and 2021 (during covid) in my home studio exploring media and styles.  That left me with a nagging question of what can I do with my art for good.  It was then I decided to look for teaching opportunities.  Mounts Botanical Garden had an opening for a watercolor teacher and found that it was the missing piece of the puzzle!  I love teach almost as much as I like making art.  When it clicks for a student and they have an “A-HA moment” is thrilling to me.

 

 

 

I replenish my creative energies when I teach watercolor at Mounts Botanical Garden on Tuesdays from 10am to 12:30pm.  Class starts with a walk in the garden, a quick demo, and then the students work on what they choose with me wandering the room offering assistance. I am there to enhance their experience, not put my touch on their painting style.  Class is open to all levels.  Signup on the events page of the Mounts website.  Mounts.org  For absolute beginners I also have a starter class with weekly lessons and projects designed to get you up and running as a watercolorist.  CLASS IS FROM 10AM TO 12PM  at Venue 1201 in Lake Worth.  Contact me to sign up (cstoveland@icloud.com)

 

 

 

“As Above so Below”  by Carl Stoveland

TRR:  What does Palm Beach Urban Sketchers offer?

CS:  

 

I am part of the Palm Beach Urban Sketcher group (that is part of the worldwide urban sketching movement https://urbansketchers.org)  Our local group can be found on FaceBook at the Palm Beach Urban Sketcher Group.  It’s an informal group of sketchers who meet up weekly to sketch together at different locations around Palm Beach County.  There is no cost involved (unless the venue we are sketching at has an entrance fee).  Every week we pick a new place to sketch and get word out to the group through FaceBook and an email group.  To be added to the email group simply email me and I’ll be happy to add you.  Whether you are a working artist, like to draw or just think it might be a fun thing to do it is great.  Drawing from life on location over the past year or so has vastly improved all of my art practices.

 

 

 

Sketch in progress at the Society of The Four Arts Garden by Carl Stoveland

 

 

I offer private instruction in photography and photoshop for photographers that want to get to know there cameras better, want to learn how to best edit raw files in photoshop to get the best prints or for pros who want to explore Florida with a camera.  contact me by email to cstoveland@icoud.com  to discuss creating a customized experience.

 

 

 

For more information to purchase Carl Stoveland’s photography and art work, plus class information:

 

 

https://www.carlstovelandart.com

 Email:  cstoveland@icoud.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Yochi Yakir-Avin’s “The Memory Catcher” At Sunrise Civic Center Gallery Gives Her Memories New Meaning. Share Your Memories And Be Part Of This Extraodinary Art Experience

The Sunrise Civic Center Gallery presents Yochi Yakir-Avin‘s “The Memory Catcher” with an Artist Talk on Saturday, July 16 followed by the Opening Reception on Saturday, July 23.  Another Artist Talk will be held on Saturday, July 30.  This is sponsored by the Broward County Cultural Division. Many pieces carry a QR video and audio code, which the viewers are encouraged to scan to enjoy the complete experience.  This extraordinary exhibit will also include a photo of YOUR favorite childhood memory or toy! Find out how to get involved by reading this article, seeing some sneak peeks, and getting all of the details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery

10610 W Oakland Park Blvd.     Sunrise, FL 33351

 

 

Opening    Reception: 

 

 

Saturday, July 23

6-9 PM

 

 

 

 

The    Artist    Talks:

 

 

Saturday, July 16

and

Saturday, July 30

 

12-3 PM

 

 

For Gallery days and hours:

 

https://www.artscalendar.com/event/the-memory-catcher-the-art-of-yochi-yakir-avin/

 

 

The dates for the exhibition are  July 15 – August 2, 2022

 

The exhibition was made possible, with the support from the Broward County Cultural Division

 

 

Send me a photo of your favorite or most important childhood toy so can include your photos next to my work at the exhibition.

Email : yochiy@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Time and memory are the main topics of my investigation and of the idea that our personal and collective memories are flexible and can be shaped over time” ~ Yochi Yakir-Avin

 

 

Many pieces show a QR video and audio code, which the viewers are encouraged to scan to enjoy the complete experience.

 

 

 

 

Yochi Yakir-Avin tells The Rickie Report, ” I started working on The Memory Project three years ago. At the time I did not know that it would become such an important part of my practice, and most certainly I didn’t understand I have so much to express and elaborate on. One thing led to the other, and The memory project is now in its 4th phase, with “THE MEMORY CATCHER”, displayed here, at the Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery”.

 

 

 

She goes on to explain, “Time and memory are the main topics of my investigation and of the idea that our personal and collective memories are flexible and can be shaped over time.  The complexity and intricate texture of ancestral and family relationships, through fragmented memory, are at the center of my investigation”.

 

 

 

 

“Bonnet” by Yochi Yakir-Avin

 

 

Yochi created and rebuild from a repository of old archive family images, which were bitten by the teeth of time, while creating a renewed closeness to her fathers and family members, some of whom she did not know at all. “The choice of cardboard in my work comes to emphasize instability, temporality, and vulnerability and to illustrate that changes are easier to make when carrying less cargo. The temporality of material and image is even more pronounced with the choice of the sheer engraving on the boxes”.

 

 

 

“With the same intention I use paper in flimsy origami paper houses made from my birth certificate, or the usage of brown paper for big drawings. When working with image transfer, I was attracted to the imperfect results it gave me that resonated so well with the imperfection of memories.  In some of my work, like in the light boxes, I want to examine only the essential, and I eliminate details or environment, and concentrate on what is left, that is meaningful to me. Those pieces are “framed” in cardboard boxes to create kind of a dim room into which the viewer can peek, with a sense of a glimpse into a private place”.

 

 

 

 

“Knight” by Yochi-Yakir-Avin

 

 

 

Born in Poland and based in South Florida since 2014, Yochi Yakir-Avin is an award-winning figurative artist. Simultaneously American and Israeli, Yakir-Avin studied fine arts in Israel and Italy and has exhibited internationally in Italy, France, Israel and the USA.  Her work has been published and exhibited internationally.

 

With a focus on representation, Yakir-Avin’s works are portraits and still life painted in oil on canvas and wood. She portrays ordinary people with a variety of social backgrounds, to collect the feeling of the present moment, by touching on human experiences. She also creates mixed media wall sculptures, as well as intricate transfer pieces on paper and wood, and installations.

 

 

 

 

“Family”  by Yochi-Yakir-Avin

 

 

 

Conveyed via a masterfully limited palette, her subjects are framed against swathes of monochromatic color and emphasize notions of mood, place and implied narrative. Within her intimate mixed media pieces on paper and wood, the artist draws creative inspiration from her past and allows her memories to weave together to drive her practice forward. Through a tangible sense of vulnerability embedded in each of her works, the artist aims to offer hope, and striving to bring her personal point of view and to create meaningful engaging experiences that will resonate with others.

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or Yochi’s artwork:

 

 

For gallery days and hours here’s the link:

 

https://www.artscalendar.com/event/the-memory-catcher-the-art-of-yochi-yakir-avin/

http://www.facebook.com/yochiyakir

https://wwww.instagram.com/yochiyakiravin

Website: https://www.yochiyakiravin.com

*Subscribe to my newsletter: http://www.yochiyakiravin.com/email-newsletter

 

 

 

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Thank you SO very much, and please let me know if you need anything else.

Warm Regards,

Yochi

Yochi Yakir-Avin
Visual Artist
Tel. +1-786-586-0732

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Announces Summer Exhibition And Opening Reception On June 21, 2022. Enjoy Refreshments, Live Demo, Silent Auction, And Meet The Artists

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) features thirteen artists in the new summer art exhibition, “SIZZLE”  at the Wellington Community CenterThe public is welcome to the Opening Reception and Sale on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. The exhibit is open NOW through August 15, 2022. Proceeds from sales support WAS Scholarship and Outreach Funds. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Public    Is    Invited    To    “SIZZLE”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

 

 

5:00 – 7:00  PM

 

 

 

 

 

“Flamenco” by Laura Jaffe

 

 

 

Wellington Community Center:

  12150 Forest Hill Boulevard     Wellington, FL.

 

 

 

 

 

“Floating Garden” by Leslie Pfeiffer

 

 

 

 

Hartley Barnes ⋅ Susan Mosely ⋅ Elaine Weber 

David Ciofalo ⋅ Charles Moses ⋅ Tammy Wolfson

Laura Jaffe ⋅ Susan Oakes ⋅ Linda Zolet  

Carol Lynn Krenkel ⋅ Leslie Pfeiffer 

Rachel Laub ⋅ Vasantha Siva

 

 

 

“Infinity” by Tammy Wolfson

 

 

Who   We   Are:

 

 

The Wellington Art Society was established in 1981 and has over 100 members. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to share their work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art.

 

 

 

“Prince Charming” by Rachel Laub

 

Our    Mission:

 

The mission of the Wellington Art Society is to educate and encourage originality among its members and area youth; and to present art, promote art appreciation and further advancement of all cultural endeavors in Palm Beach County, Florida.

 

 

 

” Heliconia” by Carol Lynn Krenkel

 

 

 

For more information about the exhibition, or to learn more about the featured artists, please visit the Wellington Art Society’s website at www.wellingtonartsociety.org 

 

 

 

 

“Unrevealed” by Susan Oakes

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 41st year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. For further information about the Wellington Art Society, please visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org or email presidentofwas@gmail.com. 

 

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Lake Worth Art League Opens Call To All Artists For Exhibit In June And Another In August. Share And Sell Your Artwork In Their Gallery Space

The Lake Worth Art League announces a Call to ALL artists for TWO OPEN SHOWS this summer in the Artist’s Eye Gallery and Boutique in downtown Lake Worth Beach. This is an opportunity for ALL artists to show their work and offer it for sale to the public!  The gallery is located at 604 Lucerne Avenue in the vicinity of many restaurants. Summer hours are Wednesday thru Sunday from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm, capturing the time when the downtown area is the busiest!  The Rickie Report shares the details and notes that the first deadline is Sunday, June 12, 2022. The second deadline is Sunday, August 7, 2022.  Art Lovers, mark your calendars for the Receptions: Sunday, June 19 and Sunday, August 14, 2022.

 

 

 

 

Summer hours:

Wednesday thru Sunday from 3:00 pm –  7:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lake Worth Art League presents :

 

 

“  a   summer   to   share  ”

 

 

 

We  want  to  share  our  gallery  space  with  you!

 

 

The Lake Worth Art League is primed to make sales during their two upcoming summer exhibits and is inviting ALL  ARTISTS to participate!

 

 

 

Here are the details: 

 

 

SHOW ONE:

TAKE-IN OF THE ART: SUNDAY, JUNE 12th  Noon until 3 pm.

Reception: Sunday, June 19th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Pick-up of Art: Sunday, August 7th from Noon to 3:00 pm

 

 

SHOW TWO:

TAKE-IN OF THE ART: SUNDAY, AUGUST 7th  Noon until 3 pm.

Reception: Sunday, August 14th, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Pick-up of Art: Sunday, October 2 from Noon to 3:00 pm

You may show up to 5 pieces of art.

Cost to enter the show:

For members: The first piece is $25.00, the second piece is $15.00, and pieces 3 thru 5 are $10.00 each piece.

For non-members: The first piece is $30.00, the second piece is $20.00, and pieces 3 thru 5 are $15.00 each piece.

Cash, Check or Credit Card (convenience fee applies) accepted.

 

Art must be original.

ALL 2-D art must be wired for gallery hangers, and framed. 

Unframed canvas art must be finished on all edges.

Label your art on the back upper right corner with your name, phone, name of the piece, media, and the price.

You will be filling out a simple exhibit form upon arrival.

We retain 20% of all sales. The Lake Worth Art League is a 501(c)(3).

Receptions are are held to meet and talk with the artists and art lovers and are open to the public. Wine, soft drinks and lite bites are offered, and we encourage those artists attending to contribute something.

We welcome all artists to become members! During the season (Oct. thru May) we have 8 judged shows where you can compete for ribbons and money prizes. 


For more information about LWAL:  lwartleague.org

 

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“Be Squared ~ A Members Exhibition” Opens June 10 At Martin Arts Court House Cultural Center Gallery Featuring 52 Artists’ All Media Artworks In A Square Format

Be Squared“,  A Members Exhibition opens FridayJune 10th at MartinArts’ Court House Cultural Center Gallery in downtown Stuart. Showcasing the diverse talents of 52 artists, each piece is created and presented in a square shape. Throughout the exhibition, a special selection of 8”x8” works, created and donated by participating artists in a variety of mediums, will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit arts education programs in Martin County. A $5 Donation is requested at the door. This exhibit will be on display through July 23, 2022The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, June 10, 2022

5:30  –  7  PM

 

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday 10  – 6   and Wednesday thru Saturday 10– 4

~ A $5. donation is requested ~

 

 

 

Court House Cultural Center

80 E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

 

 

 

 

This exhibit, on display through July 23rd, will showcase the diverse talents of 52 artists who are all members of MartinArts. Unique to the collection, is that each piece is created and presented in a square shape.

 

 

 

 

 

“Moonlighting” by Sharon Ferina

 

 

 

 

Throughout the exhibition, a special selection of 8”x8” works, created and donated by participating artists in a variety of mediums, will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit arts education programs in Martin County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Self Portrait” by Tom Forster

 

 

 

 

“We invite the community to experience these extraordinary works by this exemplary group of artists at our beautiful, historic gallery,” said Nancy K. Turrell, Executive Director of MartinArts. “Whatever your favorite medium or genre, it’s bound to be showcased in in this exquisitely-presented “square” exhibit.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Dreaming Zebra” by Dinija Berkien

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Gatherers” by Chris Kling

 

 

 

 

 

Be Squared – A Members Exhibition, will feature works by these celebrated MartinArts’ Member Artists:

 

 

Jeanine Baum, Michaelann Bellerjeau, Kimberly Beltrame, Dinija Berkien, Mallo Bisset, Deborah Bottorff, Sally Browning Pearson, Tracy Canada, Holly Cannon, Robert ClenDening, Marc Cohen, Suzanne Connors, Kendra Deltano, Evangelia Deslis, MJ Dowling, Sharon Ferina, Tom Forster, Torenzo Gann, Katie Gianni, Lindsay Hager, Jill Heveron, Heather Ivins, Etheard Joseph, Elizabeth Esther Kelly, Julia Kelly, Justin Klahne, Sue Klahne, Scott Klimek, Chris Kling, Jane Lawton Baldridge, Mia Lindberg, Barbara Z. Lyons, Lorrie McKenna, Dana Meyer, Maria G Miele, Mary Lou Mirabito, Lynn Morgan, Margarita Nielsen Palacios, Janis Clary Oehlschlager, Tom Prestopnik, Mary Lou Pults, Lisa Rapp, Diane Raymond, Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez, Danuta Rothschild, Bobby Savage, Jordan Silvia, Mark Stall, Marian Vitale, Jesse Walker, Sunny Walker, Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill

 

 

 

 

 

“Flight Check” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Blue heron Neighbor” by Margarita Nielsen Palacios

 

 

 

About MartinArts:

MartinArts mission is to inspire participation and passion for the arts in our community. MartinArts envisions a vibrant and thriving community where arts and culture is woven into every aspect of life. As a regional leader, MartinArts stimulates and advances the economy of the cultural community.

MartinArts has served our community since 1980 and as the local arts agency since 1986. With roots in our community, we strive to support the arts sector through advocacy, promotion, research, community planning and programming. Our focus on arts education is core to who we are as we know that through those efforts, we are working to secure an audience for generations in the future. We are housed in a county-owned historic building (formerly the county’s first courthouse) the Court House Cultural Center. Located in historic downtown Stuart, this venue allows us to serve as a hub of cultural experiences for residents and visitors.

Sponsored in part by the Florida Dept. of State, Division of Arts & Culture, Florida Council on Arts & Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, Martin County Board of County Commissioners, and private contributions.

 

For more information: 

772-287-6676   or visit   www.martinarts.org.

 

 

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Temple Beth El Israel In Port St Lucie Opens Call To Artists And Artisans For Juried One-Day Art Show On Sunday, November 6, 2022

Temple Beth El Israel in Port St. Lucie, FL. announces a Call to Artists and Artisans for a one-day juried art show on Sunday, November 6, 2022. “Gifts of the Heart” will offer indoor spaces as well as outdoor spots for tents. Partial proceeds will benefit local programs of the Port St. Lucie Sheriff’s Department.  There will be activities for children during this community-wide event, including the local Fire Department as well as the Sheriff’s Canine Unit. Neil Capozzi and Kenneth Hooper Capozzi will chair the jury committee. Deadline for applications is August 19, 2022.  Spaces will fill up quickly, so The Rickie Report urges you to apply soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Payment: PAY ON THIS LINK:

 

 

 

Email a Copy Of This Application and 3 JPGS of your work to:

 tbeiartshow@gmail.com

 

 

 

ANY QUESTIONS? Call Rickie Leiter, Volunteer Coordinator at 561-537-0291.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meet The Artists Of The Palm Room’s “Spring Forward” Exhibit In Stuart, FL On Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Martin Artisans Guild Offers Original Artwork And Specialty Boutique

The Martin Artisans Guild (MAG) invites the public to a Reception to Meet The Artists of the current exhibit, “Spring Forward” at The Palm Room Art Gallery & Artisans Boutique on Wednesday, June 1, 2022Revel in the vibrant beauty created by the talented craftsmen of Martin County, find unique and one-of-a-kind creations in the boutique and support visual arts in the community.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of artwork.  Admission and parking are FREE. This exhibit runs through June 25, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Boy Scout Island” by Mark Stall

 

 

 

Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique

 

 

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

 

 

4  –  6  pm

 

 

“Dogbane Leaf Beetle” by Jordan Silvia

 

 

 

 

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm

This exhibit is available now through June 25, 2022

 

 

 

 

“Mermaid Box” by Barb Bucci

 

 

 

3746 SE Ocean Blvd.       Stuart, FL

 

Gallery is located at 3746 SE Ocean Blvd,    Sewall’s Point in Harbour Bay Plaza

(east end of the Plaza, near Stringers Tavern & Oyster Bar)

 

 

 

 

Palm Room Artisans Boutique area

 

 

Untitled by Jeanine Baum

MEET       THE       ARTISTS:

 

 

 

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Jeanine Baum

Michaelann Bellerjeau

Dinija Berkien

Mallo Bisset

Deborah Bottorff

Barbara Bucci

Tepa Charles

Dot Galfond

Maria Miele

Mary Mirabito

Jordan Silvia

Mark Stall

Marian Vital

For more information about this exhibit, other events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

 

 www.martinartisansguild.org/palm-room-events.

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

RCK Gallery Showcases 30+ Artists At New Exhibit “Clay’s Bits & Pieces” Opening Friday, June 3, 2022 Free Valet Parking, Portion Of Proceeds Benefits Friends In Pink

RCK Gallery finishes this season with a block buster show, “Clay’s Bits & Pieces”, showcasing over 30 artists whose works have been curated by Clay Kanzler!  The Free Opening Reception on Friday, June 3, 2022 offers complimentary champagne, wine, yummy hors d’oeuvres, a visit from the Mister Softee Ice Cream truck and Free Valet Parking.  Enjoy live music with Supernatural Santana Tribute Band.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  RCK Gallery will collect donations and the Gallery will donate 25% of all sales to the Friends in Pink. This exhibit continues throughout the month of June.  

 

 

 

 

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY,  JUNE 3, 2022

 

5  –  8 PM

 

 

Exhibit is available through the end of June, 2022

 

 

 

Acatenango” by Kyle Terborg

 

This  event  is  FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC

Open Every Friday  5 – 7 pm           Or By Appointment

 

 

 

 

TAKE     ADVANTAGE    OF     THE     FREE    VALET      PARKING  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Photos From The Car” by John Ciambriello

 

 

Breathe Easy, RCK has a Hospital Grade Air Purification System with you in mind.

 

 

 

“Abstract Faces” by Barbara Z Lyons

 

 

 

 

 

Clay Kanzler, tells The Rickie Report, “I want to extend my honest gratitude to the community.  I want to thank all of Stuart for its support of RCK Gallery and my efforts this season. We’ve raised tons of money for local charities and created an important platform for so many artists to be seen.”

 

 

 

 

 

Painting by Rosalind Neilen
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25% of all Gallery profits will be donated to Friends In Pink

 

 Exhibit is Open June 3 – June 30, 2022

 

 

For information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits, or becoming involved with RCK Gallery please contact April Terborg, Director.  

RCK GALLERY

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

Email: aprilterborg@gmail.com

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com  561-537-0291

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Call for Palm Beach International Airport Art In Public Places. New Exhibit Deadline Is Friday, June 24, 2022

The Rickie Report shares the details for a Call to Artists who reside in Palm Beach County.  The Palm Beach International Airport and Palm Beach County Art in Public Places is open for entries to “Fly. Soar. Leap. Exhibition”. The deadline for applications is Friday, June 24, 2022.  We can’t wait to celebrate your acceptance!

 

 

 

 

CLICK HERE:

https://discover.pbcgov.org/fdo/art/Pages/Calls-to-Artists.aspx

 

 

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS:

Elayna Toby Singer, Palm Beach County Art in Public Places Administrator (561) 233-0235, esinger@pbcgov.org

 

 

 

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Digital, Free Hand Painting, Stitched Fiber Arts And Beading Takes Lynn Doyal’s Artistry To New Dimensions In “Joined Together: Spiritual And Artistic Directions” Now Exhibiting At Palm Beach Atlantic University Through August 10, 2022

Artist Lynn Doyal‘s technique of combining various media such as digital photography, painting, fiber hand stitching, and beading is exclusive to her creative process. Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Warren Library Gallery features Lynn’s artistry now through August 10, 2022. While the Library is open to the public, we suggest you contact Lynn to schedule a free tour of the exhibit so you can ask questions of the artist herself ! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This is a perfect art event for all ages to get their own creative juices flowing!

 

 

 

 

 

Palm    Beach    Atlantic    University    – Warren    Library    Gallery

 

 

 

L y n n    D o y a l    in   a   S o l o    E x h i b i t i o n !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibit Dates:

NOW  through August  10, 2022

While the Library is open to the public, we suggest you contact Lynn for a free tour of the exhibit so you can ask questions of the artist herself ! 

Gallery  Hours  are  from  8 am to 6 pm   Daily

Closed Weekends

Call to confirm times 561-803-2425

 

 

 

 

Contact   Lynn   for   a   Free   Tour:

LynnMDoyal@gmail.com

 

 

 

  Warren Library

 

 

Palm Beach Atlantic University

300 Pembroke Place          W. Palm Beach, FL

561-803-2226

“This marriage of image, technique and materials is distinctive and causes people to talk about what they are seeing because there is nothing else like it.”  Lynn Doyal

 

 

 

“Hannah” by Lynn Doyal

 

 

From realistic to representational to abstract, these artworks are a splendid fusion of contemporary design with a reverence for the techniques of the past.  Lynn Doyal’s technique of combining various media such as digital photography, painting, fiber hand stitching, and beading are exclusive to her creative process, resulting in artworks that engage the viewer on multiple levels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Neon Shells” by Lynn Doyal 

 

 

 

 

Due to the intricate number of details in each painting, Lynn’s work is best viewed up close in order to appreciate the fine workmanship. Many of her works are scanned, enlarged and digitalized allowing for a more abstract and dramatic experience. She delights in the different impact the same image can have when size is introduced as an additional element.

 

 

 

 

 

“Enter By The Narrow Gate” by Lynn Doyal 

 

 

Lynn tells The Rickie Report, “All my work is initially created on canvas incorporating a digital image and/or “free-hand” painting.  I go back into the image using hand stitched fiber threads and beading to bring a textural element to the artwork.  This canvas is then photographed in high definition and digitized so that the image can be output on a variety of surfaces including glass, metal, canvas, tile, and vinyl – which allows for SCALE to become an essential element in the visual experience.  The unique way in which the artwork is photographed and digitized yield 2-D images that look 3-D.  Seeing the detailed hand crafting and brush strokes is an experience that most every viewer describes as “Cool!” because it fools the eye.  There is nothing else like it!

 

 

 

 

 

“Dew From Heaven” by Lynn Doyal

 

 

While it is natural to try and visually link the Biblical artwork titles with the image, the artwork titles follow my spiritual direction, whereas my visual imagery is reflective of my artistic direction”. Lynn Doyal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Glorious  Things Are Spoken” by Lynn Doyal 

 

 

 

As an established studio artist, Lynn’s interest to create Public Art began in 2016 when she became a volunteer for Palm Beach County Art in Public Places program.  “Simultaneously, I started an apprenticeship with a professional Public Artist. These opportunities afforded a wealth of information into the public art realm. I have since received several public art commissions and am advancing my career in this industry”.

 

 

 

 

“Hibiscus” by Lynn Doyal 

 

 

 

 

Lynn’s artistry has been seen at galleries and exhibitions in Florida, New York City, and countless places in between.  She is a member of Florida Association of Public Art Professionals (FAPAP), Wellington Art Society, Wellington, FL.  A native Floridian, born in Miami, Lynn resides in Boca Raton.

 

 

For more information contact Lynn Doyal 

Email:           LynnMDoyal@gmail.com

Instagram:  @MixedMediaByLynn

Website:   www.MixedMediaByLynn.com

Phone:         561-251-0806

 

 

 

 

 

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

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