Deborah Bigeleisen Is Featured Artist, Offering Demo At Wellington Art Society Meeting November 14- Open To Public

Internationally renowned painter Deborah Bigeleisen is the Featured Artist at the Wellington Art Society meeting on Wednesday, November 14th.  The public is invited to her demo and to meet all of the artists at the Wellington Community Center. A raffle of art donations will follow with proceeds going to the Scholarship Fund Though her paintings have been mentioned alongside Georgia O’Keefe, Bigeleisen brings a unique and distinctive 21st Century perspective to the floral genre. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Deborah’s awe inspiring artistry.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday,  November 14, 2018

 

6:30 pm

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

FEATURES:

D E B O R A H      B I G E L E I S E N

 

This is event is open to members and non-members

 

 

 

 

“Energy” by Deborah  Bigeleisen

 

 

 

Deborah  Bigeleisen grew up in Los Angeles and attended college at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, where she graduated with high honors.  Always entrepreneurial, and a risk taker,  Deborah was ahead of her time in establishing a global textile print design company in Manhattan where she served as the president and creative director for eighteen years.  

 

 

 

Deborah moved to West Palm Beach in 1998, and started painting as hobby.   Without any formal fine art education, her talent was cultivated through local art classes and master artists workshops.   She was mentored by renowned visionary Gordon Parks, whom she was proud to regard as a good friend. Within two years Bigeleisen’s paintings were accepted into fine established galleries, thus launching  her second successful career as a fine art painter.  Deborah says that she found a voice inside that she never knew she possessed.

 

“Romantic Interlude” by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

 

 

Whether painting highly representational images, or more non-objective visions, Deborah Bigeleisen’s dynamic and evocative paintings of flowers stand alone in the contemporary fine art arena. Her technique is rooted in the practices of the Dutch master artists;  her conceptual work is rooted in the principles of fractals.  Never being content to stay in her comfort zone, Deborah continually pushes her vision.  She does not subscribe to rules.  “Every painting is a fresh beginning, and a new journey; and  I cherish the unpredictability.”

 

 

 

Deborah Bigeleisen and “Fractal”

 

 

 

 

Deborah’s work has been represented by fine art galleries from Aspen; to San Francisco, to Naples, FL; to Washington, DC; to Southampton, NY, and to New York City. Her paintings have been prominently featured in international Contemporary and Fine Art Fairs.  Her work has been widely published in journals and art books ranging from Science Creative Quarterly, to Michael K. Corbin’s trilogy ‘A Collector’s Journal,’ to New Art International and Studio Visit. Her paintings have graced the covers and interior pages of international interior design publications including Florida Design, Miami Home & Décor, Art and Antiques, LUXE Magazine, and Architectural Digest. Deborah’s work is collected world-wide and enhances the corporate collections of American Airlines, Beauté Therapies Inc., The Koury Corp., and LBC Design & Construction to name just a few. Her paintings have received awards, and have been exhibited in numerous museum shows including the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Platt / Bornstein Galleries at American Jewish University in Los Angeles, and the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center in Brooklyn, NY.

 

 

 

 

Untitled Diptych by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

 

 

Bigeleisen enjoys sharing her knowledge by lecturing on various art related topics; conducting private tours of Art Basel and Art Miami during Miami Art Week every December; and leading private museums tours where her focus is on “looking at art through the eyes and mind of an artist.”  She has served as an artist in residence; conducts artist workshops, and is an adjunct professor of art at Palm Beach State College.

 

 

 

Deborah is a long standing member of the National Association of Women Artists and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.  She served as chair person for Art and Public Places for the City of West Palm Beach for ten years.  She is an active member of Soroptimist International of the Palm Beaches; and a former board member of the Palm Beach County Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Deborah lives and works in Royal Palm Beach, Florida.

 

Ms. Bigeleisen’s paintings are sold through fine art galleries, and have been prominently exhibited in international Contemporary and Fine Art fairs including the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, ArtHamptons, the Chicago International Art Show, the LA Art Show, the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show and the Shanghai Art Fair. For more information, please visit  www.deborahbigeleisen.com.

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 PoP-uP Call to Exhibit “Artist? Environmentalist? Activist? Which Inspires Which?” At Artisans On The Ave In Lake Worth

Artisans On The Ave shares a “2017 PoP-uP” Call to Exhibit. The theme is “Artist? Environmentalist? Activist?  Which Inspires Which?”.  The deadline to apply is Tuesday, September 5th.  Art Patrons, Mark Your CALENDARS for the OPENING RECEPTION on Friday, September 15th.  The People’s Choice Best Of Show  winner in this exhibit will receive ONE MONTH FREE exhibition space at the gallery!  The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300 561-762-8162

www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

 

 

 

“2017 PoP-uP”

“Artist? Environmentalist? Activist? Which Inspires Which?”

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, September 15th

6 to 9pm

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11 am – 9 pm
Sunday 9 am – 7 pm

Show Dates: September 12 to October 1

DETAILS  AND  APPLICATION:

 

Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 (midnight)

Opening Reception: Friday, September 15, 6 to 9pm

Drop Off Artwork: Monday, September 11, 9 to 11am

Pick-up Artwork: Monday, October 2, 9 to 11am

Contact: Betty Wilson 561-762-8162

Peoples Choice Best of Show Award:
One month free exhibition space for October 2017
$150. value

Application Fee: $55 (check payable to Craft Gallery)

Show Dates: September 12 to October 1

 

Exhibition Benefits: Ever think about what you get for your $55 admission fee? Besides getting the opportunity to display your art in a well-known, well-regarded gallery in a prime location in downtown Lake Worth, you also get:

  • Cross-promotion with Facebook, email newsletter, posting in the Rickie Report, PR in various media outlets (newspaper, magazines, radio, etc.) as well as marketing to area businesses
  • Three weeks of exposure PLUS a gallery opening where you get a chance to meet other artists, potential buyers and collectors
  • Presence among other Florida artists, many of whom have a loyal following (some of that may rub off on you!)
  • Opportunity to support the gallery and other artists
  • Chance to win a free month of gallery space!

 

Description:

What is it that inspires you to create? This exhibition is all about inspiration and how your art evolves.

  •   Does being an artist inspire your activism?

  •   Or, does being an activist inspire your art?

  •   Is it your passion for the environment, your love of animals, the way colormakes you feel, your desire to make the world a better place?

  •   Or is it your creative process that pushes you to get involved in a particularcause?Exhibition Benefits: Ever think about what you get for your $55 admission fee? Besides getting the opportunity to display your art in a well-known, well-regarded gallery in a prime location in downtown Lake Worth, you also get:

  •   Cross-promotion with , email newsletter, posting in the Rickie Report, PR in various media outlets (newspaper, magazines, radio, etc.) as well as marketing to area businesses

  •   Three weeks of exposure PLUS a gallery opening where you get a chance to meet other artists, potential buyers and collectors

  •   Presence among other Florida artists, many of whom have a loyal following (some of that may rub off on you!)

  •   Opportunity to support the gallery and other artists

  •   Chance to win a free month of gallery space

    How You Can Help: We encourage guest artists to help contribute to thesuccess of the exhibition. Here are some suggestions:

  •   Donate food and/or wine for the event (and bring your friends!)

  • “Like us” and share posts on Facebook

  •   Use social media before, during and after an event (Twitter, Instagram…)

  •   Mention us on your website (link to our site, too)

EXHIBITION APPLICATION Artist? Environmentalist? Activist?

Artisans On The Ave Gallery

630 Lake Avenue • Lake Worth, FL 33460 • 561-762-8162 • 561-582-3300

 

 

PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY

Name

Address

Email

Phone

Briefly describe your work:

Submit 3 digital images representative of the work you would like to submit. Include details below.

Or, call Betty Wilson at 561-762-8162 to show your art in person.

 

 

Image #1

Title/ Medium

Price/ Size/Dimensions

Image #2

Title/ Medium

Price/ Size/Dimensions

Image #3

Title/ Medium

Price/ Size/Dimensions

 

 

Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 (midnight) Artwork Drop-off: Monday, September 11, 2017 (9-11 am) Artwork Pickup: Monday, October 2, 2017 (9-11 am) Application Fee: $55 (check payable to Craft Gallery)

All decisions of the curator/jurors are final. If you are accepted, by submitting your entry, you give Betty Wilson the right to publish your images for publicity purposes for the art show. We may ask select artists to provide higher resolution images suitable for publishing.

30% of each piece sold goes to Artisans On The Ave Gallery – 70% to the artist!

I, the undersigned, hereby lend the aforementioned work only for the exhibition and sale. I hereby release Artisans On The Ave Gallery, the Craft Gallery and Betty Wilson, curator and organizers from any responsibility for loss or damage while the work(s) is in possession of the Artisans On The Ave exhibit.

Signature

Date

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For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460

www.artisansontheave.com

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

S T U D I O   1608

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

PRESENTS:

THE     ART     OF     REBECCA     RYAN

At

1608   “Modern”   Exhibit

Public, Opening Reception:

Thursday, April 6

5:30 – 8:30 pm

 

 

 

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

 

“Calla Lily” by Rebecca Ryan

 

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

 

“Heaven and Earth” by Rebecca Ryan

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

“Inside The Forbidden Fruit” by Rebecca Ryan

 

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

 

 

“Dance of the Fairy” by Rebecca Ryan

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

 

 

“The Writing Of Crime and Punishment” by Rebecca Ryan

 

 

For more information about Rebecca’s artwork:

www.rebeccaryanstudio.com

Email: info@rebeccaryanstudio.com

561-324-5449

 

 

About Studio 1608:

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

Rebecca Ryan’s Abstract Macro Photography To Be Featured At Studio 1608 “Modern” Exhibition

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

 

 

 

 

STUDIO  1608

 

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

 

PRESENTS:

 

THE   ART   OF   REBECCA   RYAN

 

At

1608   “Modern”   Exhibit

 

 

 

Public, Opening Reception:

Thursday, April 6

5:30 – 8:30 pm

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

“Calla Lily” by Rebecca Ryan

 

 

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

 

“Heaven and Earth” by Rebecca Ryan

 

 

 

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

 

“Inside The Forbidden Fruit” by Rebecca Ryan

 

 

 

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

 

“Dance of the Fairy” by Rebecca Ryan

 

 

 

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

 

“The Writing Of Crime and Punishment” by Rebecca Ryan

 

 

For more information about Rebecca’s artwork:  www.rebeccaryanstudio.com

Email: info@rebeccaryanstudio.com

 561-324-5449

 

About Studio 1608:

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

!VA! , A Communal Exhibition Of Altars Celebrate Day Of Dead At Armory Annex

The Day of the Dead is a holiday in Latino culture that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to create altars or ofrendas to pray for and celebrate the spiritual journey of friends and family members who have died.  The Armory Annex welcomes the public to experience the treasures and traditions of the Day of the Dead in the exhibition ¡Va!–a communal exhibition of altars created by families, artists, and organizations in Lake Worth.  The Public Opening Reception on Saturday, November 5th, is in conjunction with the Day of the Dead Festival. This is a free, family-friendly cultural event which will highlight the different cultural aspects of the Day of the Dead holiday with music, dance performances, and ethnic cuisine.  The Exhibit is available from November 5 – 25, 2016. The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.

 

 

 

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1121 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-832-1776

armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

¡Va! – A Communal Exhibition of Altars

Celebrating the Day of the Dead

 

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Opening Reception:

Saturday, November 5, 2016

5:00 – 8:00 pm

Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Armory Annex Gallery
1121 Lucerne Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-832-1776

 

 

“Latino culture…is familiar with death, jokes about it, caresses it, sleeps with it, celebrates it. True, there is as much fear in their attitude as in that of others, but at least death is not hidden away: he looks at it face-to-face, with impatience, disdain, or irony.” —Octavio Paz
The Day of the Dead is a holiday in Latino culture that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to create altars or ofrendas to pray for and celebrate the spiritual journey of friends and family members who have died.  The Armory Annex welcomes the public to experience the treasures and traditions of the Day of the Dead in the exhibition ¡Va!–a communal exhibition of altars created by families, artists, and organizations in Lake Worth.

 

 

 

Opening reception is in conjunction with the Day of the Dead Festival. This is a free, family-friendly cultural event which will highlight the different cultural aspects of the Day of the Dead holiday with music, dance performances, and ethnic cuisine.

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, workshops or events offered by The Armory Art Center:

armoryart.org

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Tibetan And Hand-Crafted Jewelry Plus Exquisite Orchids At Special Mandel JCC Event

The Mandel JCC of Palm Beach Gardens is hosting a one-of-a-kind, two day Jewelry and Orchid sale on Wednesday, October 26 and Thursday, October 27th. The JCC will be featuring pieces from Sophia Stern Designs, Gaia’s Treasures, Custom Creations and an amazing orchid collection from Millers Way Orchids! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the JCC.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and all of the details.  This is Open to the Public and Free to attend.

 

 

Mandel jcc logo

 

5221 Hood Road    Palm Beach Gardens, FL

561-712-5216

jcconline.com

Tibetan  And Hand- Crafted Jewelry

&

Exquisite Orchids

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 26

Thursday, October 27

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

Featuring:

Sophia Stern Designs

Gaia’s Treasures

Custom Creations

Millers Way Orchids  

Free and Open To The Public

 

5221 Hood Road,   Palm Beach Gardens, FL

561-712-5216

 

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One of a Kind Necklace

 

 

 

Sophia Stern Designs

 

While growing up in New York City, Sophia Stern had a fascination with trying on her mother’s jewelry. By the age of 14, she realized that she had the opportunity to create her own as a hobby, but that wasn’t enough. One day, while she was in the family jewelry business in New York City, her fascination for small shiny objects took over and she fell in love with gem stones. She realized that the opportunities to create something fascinating and unique were endless and knew that this was her calling. From there on out, her entire life has been about creating. For twenty- two years, she has been honing her craft and in 2011, Sophia Stern Designs was born. Her jewelry focuses on handcrafted necklaces, pendants, bracelets and earrings that combine semi- precious stones with metals such as solid brass, gold filled, copper, pewter and silver to create one of kind pieces.

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Long, Chamsa Necklace

Gaia’s Treasures & Custom Creations

Gaia’s Treasures and Custom Creations will be presenting bold and exquisite beaded Tibetan jewelry. Each piece is a work of art that incorporates silver, turquoise, coral and other semi-precious gemstones into unique designs. Elaine Durow and Cass Stryker, bring their jewelry from the Himalaya region of Tibet hand crafted by many artisans who left Tibet due to political and religious reasons. Their “French Bakelite” look made from amber copal, other saps and resin, results in stunning and unusual pieces and shapes.

 

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One of a Kind necklace

Miller’s Way Orchids

 

 

 

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Photo Courtesy of Millers Way Orchids

 

 

In addition to Gaia’s Treasures, Custom Creations and Sophia Stern Designs, the JCC will also have a beautiful collection of rare orchids. Millers Way Orchids has a complete selection of unusual and colorful varieties to complement your lifestyle and décor. For any orchid lover out there, they will know that this flower is almost unreal in its perfection. There are about 208 species of orchids that are native to the United States and there is no other flower that looks quite like this. In addition, these flowers tend to bloom for a great deal longer than most flowers lasting from two to three months.

 

For more information about this event, classes, workshops

Please visit

www.jcconline.com/artgallery

or contact Gwilda at GwildaB@JCConline.com; 561-712-5216.

The Mandel JCC is located at 5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens.

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Wellington Art Society Announces Meeting Change, Featuring Deborah Bigeleisen And Call For Artfest 2017

The Wellington Art Society will feature well known artist Deborah Bigeleisen at their October 19, 2016 meeting in the new Wellington Community Center. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE!  Deborah’s presentation and an outstanding raffle will complete the evening.  The Rickie Report shares details and some sneak peeks PLUS specifics about ARTFEST on the Green, which is STILL ACCEPTING APPLICANTS!

 

 

 

 

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WELLINGTON   ART   SOCIETY

FEATURES:

DEBORAH BIGELEISEN

October 19th

6:30 pm

Free and Open to The Public

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Boulevard   Wellington, FL

 

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Deborah Bigeleisen, “Big White Rose”

 

Deborah earned her degree in textile design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and founded her own global print design company in Manhattan. After moving to Florida, she was eager to learn oil painting, “the medium of the Masters”. Early in her career, Deborah was represented by a local gallery where she painted beautiful roses using the techniques of the Dutch masters. Awed by the beauty, complexity and mystery of flowers, she continues to follow her passion.

 

 

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Deborah Bigeleisen, “Energy”

 

 

Deborah’s discovery of fractals, the self-similar properties found within a single object of nature when viewed hundreds of times at different magnifications, has given rise to a whole new shift in her work to colorful abstract paintings. She plays warm hues against cool hues, working with a palette of up to eight colors and achieving an astonishing richness and depth in dark areas and luminosity in the highlights. She focuses on the movement, the energy in her brushwork, the color relationships and applies up to 20 coats of richly layered transparencies to each piece.

 

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Deborah Bigeleisen, “Serpentine”

 

Deborah loves to share her knowledge by conducting International Art Fair tours and as an Adjunct Professor of Art at Palm Beach State College. Her award winning work has been featured on the covers and pages of numerous International art and design publications.  She is a member of  National Association of Women Artists, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and Soroptimist International.

 

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Deborah Bigeleisen, “Glacier Bay”

 

 

 

Deborah tells us, “In this short attention span, instant gratification, digitally driven culture we live in, I am asking viewers to put their devices down, to take the time to pause and really look at what is in front of them, look at what is around them, and to see and question more than meets the eye”.

 

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Art  Fest  on  the  Green, 2017

 

 

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The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 34th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For more information visit:

WellingtonArtSociety.org

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Armory Art Center Features Peter D. Gerakaris: “Tropicalia Remix”

The Armory Art Center is pleased to present Tropicália Remix, a solo exhibition by Peter D. Gerakaris. Co-organized with the Cornell Club of Eastern Florida and curated by Cornell alumna Heather Zises, Founder of (READ)art, a selection of new artworks will be showcased in the East Gallery at the Armory Art Center from February 29 to March 18, 2016. The Rickie Report shares details and a sneak peek of this stimulating exhibit!

 

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

561.832.1776

 

 

Armory Art Center Presents:

 

 

PETER. D GERAKARIS:

” Tropicália Remix”

FEBRUARY 29 – MARCH 18, 2016

Gallery Hours:

Monday- Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

 

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Drawing upon elements from his recent Cornell Tech commission Tropicália—an immersive 2,000 sq. ft. site-specific installation—Gerakaris will present a selection of new mixed media works on canvas along with a large mural segment from the original show. The exhibition will also feature an ambient soundtrack of exotic tonalities from Tropicália, created by New York composer/producer Trevor Gureckis. Visitors are invited to enjoy an interactive color experience by wearing ChromaDepth 3D glasses (provided by the gallery) which “lift” certain colors off the surface while pushing other colors “behind” the surface.

 

 

 

Tropicália Remix will unfold in two phases. During the first half of the show, the main gallery wall will feature a 5’ vertical scroll-banner inspired by the artist’s Mask Series. For the latter part of the exhibition, the artist will be on site to install a 19’ wide “Tropicália Jungle” mural vignette transplanted from the original Cornell Tech site.

 

 

 

ABOUT THE ARTWORK:

 

Gerakaris’ distinctive “Post-Pop Botanic” style tickles the retina and mind, presenting a postnatural vision of nature as if diffracted through a pop-cultural lens – a space where nature and culture converge. Engaging motifs such as poisonous flowers, beauty vs. toxicity, our fractured relationship with the natural environment, and the limits of human perception, the artist employs a vibratory palette, kaleidoscopic geometry, and meticulous detail. While firmly rooted in the traditions of drawing and painting by hand, the artist’s mixed- media process inevitably blurs analog and digital boundaries by integrating various emerging technologies. Gerakaris adds, “Perhaps Tropicália Remix parallels the hypercoherence of our contemporary world— a global civilization that is growing almost as wildly and chaotically as nature itself.”

 

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

 

American interdisciplinary artist Peter D. Gerakaris has maintained a NYC studio for over a decade, having earned a BFA from Cornell University in 2003 and an MFA from Hunter College in 2009 where he received the Tony Smith Prize. Gerakaris’ kaleidoscopic paintings, installations, and origami accordion sculptures engage nature-culture themes and are showcased in many prominent institutional collections including the U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies Program Permanent Collection in Libreville, Gabon (Africa), the Schomburg Center, and Citibank, in addition to numerous private collections such as Beth Rudin DeWoody. His artwork has been exhibited around the globe at venues such as the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Chinese Contemporary (Beijing), iSolAIR (Cape Verde Islands, West Africa), the National Academy of Fine Arts, and the Mykonos Biennale, and featured in publications like Cool Hunting, Time Out Beijing, the Financial Times, and Architectural Digest. Gerakaris has also created a variety of large-scale, site-specific installations commissioned by Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island, NY and Bergdorf Goodman on 5th Avenue.

 

 

 

 

 

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Town Of South Palm Beach Features Artwork Of Bonnie Wilburn And Dana Axel

The Community Affairs Advisory Board (CAAB) of the Town of South Palm Beach will present an art exhibit featuring Bonnie Wilburn and Dana Axel. A free Public Reception takes place on Sunday, January 10th in the afternoon at the Town Council Chambers.  Complimentary refreshments will be served and the public will have an opportunity to meet the artists.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  This exhibit will be available for a month.

 

 

 

The Community Affairs Advisory Board 

THE TOWN OF SOUTH PALM BEACH

 

 

Presents

 

 

 

 

 

A  R  T  W  O  R  K  S    

BY:

BONNIE  WILBURN

&

DANA AXEL

 

 

 

Free, Opening Reception

 

 

 

Sunday, January 10, 2016
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Town Council Chambers

3577 S. Ocean Blvd.          South Palm Beach, FL  33480

 

 

 

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“Billbergia” by Bonnie Wilburn

 

Bonnie Wilburn’s imagination is driven by her passion for self-expression through art. And her inspiration lives all around her! The flowers and plantings in her yard provide her with the images, while her paintings are noted for their unique style, elegance and technique.

 

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“Red Fusion” by Bonnie Wilburn

 

Bonnie often uses a palette knife to create these vibrant pieces of art. Having lived in the Palm Beaches most of her life and when her health forced an early retirement, Bonnie was able to focus on what comes most naturally … sharing her enthusiasm for living her life through bright & expressive artwork. Bonnie’s positive attitude is infectious!

 

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“Jaded” by Bonnie Wilburn 

 

 

 

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Painting by Dana Axel

 

 

Dan Axel tells The Rickie Report, “Early on, I was greatly influenced by my art professor, Perle Fine, (an artist in the Abstract Expressionist Movement of the 1950’s). She encouraged me to develop my own sense of style of Hard Edged Painting, in acrylics. The work is both non-representational and figurative”.

 

 

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Painting by Dana Axel

 

 

Dana previously taught art in the Port Washington School District in New York. She shares, “Combining my love of art, and as a student of astrology, I have begun work on a series of paintings depicting women representing the energies of their sun sign”.

 

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Painting by Dana Axel

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit please contact

Bonnie Wilburn at:  artibonni@gmail.com

Dana Axel at: daxelartist@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Wellington Art Society Features Chinese Brush Painting With Internationally Renown Artist, Susan Wilders

The Wellington Art Society will feature local artist and teacher Susan Wilders at their November 11, 2015 meeting, to be held at Bootz Culture Camp in Royal Palm Beach.  Everyone is invited to the Meet and Greet, which begins at 6:30, followed by a short meeting and member spotlight. Susan is an accomplished Chinese Brush Painting artist. Susan has been painting in the styles of the Edo and Lingnan schools for 20 years. She studied Chinese Brush Painting and Japanese Sumi-e from two of our country’s foremost masters, Mr. Chow Chian-Chiu and Mrs. Chow Leung Chen-Ying.

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

FEATURES

SUSAN WILDERS

CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING

Wednesday, November 11th

6:30 pm

Bootz Culture Camp

420 State Road 7     Unit 120       

Royal Palm Beach, FL

 

 

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Chinese Brush Painting by Susan Wilders

 

 

The Wellington Art Society will feature local artist and teacher Susan Wilders at their November 11, 2015 meeting at Bootz Culture Camp, 420 State Road 7, room 120, Royal Palm Beach. Meet and greet will begin at 6:30, followed by a short meeting and member spotlight.

 

 

 

 

 

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Chinese Brush Painting by Susan Wilders

The demonstrator for the evening will be Susan Wilders, accomplished Chinese Brush Painting artist. Susan has been painting in the styles of the Edo and Lingnan schools for 20 years. She studied Chinese Brush Painting and Japanese Sumi-e from two of our country’s foremost masters, Mr. Chow Chian-Chiu and Mrs. Chow Leung Chen-Ying.

 

 

 

 

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Chinese Brush Painting by Susan Wilders

As Susan says, “Teachers open the door, but you must enter”. She entered that door twenty years ago and feels the joy of Chinese painting has enriched her life. Underlying the simplicity of the composition is a philosophy that sees a unifying pattern of life in all natural forms. Bamboo signifies the will to survive; the orchid represents the Yin energy; the plum blossoms re-emergence and continuity of life and the chrysanthemum associates fragrant plants with ideals of moralistic behavior and the changing of the seasons.

 

 

 

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Chinese Brush Painting by Susan Wilders

From these four, all subjects can be created with beautiful strokes and the right amount of ink, water and pressure. The spirit of the brush brings flowers, birds, animals and landscapes to life.

 

 

 

 

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Chinese Brush Painting by Susan Wilders

Susan Wilders teaches her art at the Armory Art Center and Morikami Museum, as well as various school programs in Palm Beach County and the state art program for special needs adults and children. She has conducted workshops and given lectures and demonstrations at the Norton Museum. Her work has been shown in many Florida shows and the Charles Sumner Museum in Washington, D.C. Susan’s paintings are in collections throughout the United States and Europe.

 

 

 

About Wellington Art Society:

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization. In its 35th year, WAS is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through. their art.

For further information visit:

wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291