Art Fest On The Green 2019 Celebrates Creativity And Excellence With 55 Nationally Acclaimed Fine Artists On January 26 & 27 At Wellington Amphitheater.

The Wellington Art Society presents its 13th Annual Art Fest on the Green at the Wellington Amphitheater on Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27.  The Free event brings 55 fine artists together, selling original artwork across multiple mediums including painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, textiles, and photography. There will be artist demos, live music, and a Children’s Art Activity Area.  WAS provides a platform for artists of all mediums to share their work, learn more about their craft, and serve the community through their art. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Fest on the Green 2019

 

 

 

13th Annual Juried Fine Art & Fine Craft Show

 

Saturday, January 26, 2019   9 am  – 5 pm

Sunday, January 27, 2019     10 am  – 4 pm

 

Painting

Sculpture

Ceramics

Jewelry

Mixed Media

Photography

and More!

12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington, FL

Wellington Amphitheater

Artist Demos, Food Trucks, Live Music, Children’s Art Activity Area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Saturday, January 26th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, January 27th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, the Wellington Art Society presents Art Fest on the Green, a celebration of creativity and artistic excellence bringing art and community together in a beautiful outdoor setting.  The juried fine art and fine craft show will feature artists from around the country showing original artwork across multiple mediums, including painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, textiles, photography and more. Many artists will be working on site.

 

Tim Carter:  Wood turned Maple burl Vase, natural edge , blue dye

 

 

 

 

The 55 fine artists participating in the festival were selected for their creativity, mastery of technique, and level of excellence. Awards for Excellence will be presented to Artists for Best in Show, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place and Honorable Mentions.

 

Juan Carlos Cahue:  Jewelry  Sterling Silver, Larimar stone, freshwater pearl, oilite

 

 

Art Fest on the Green gives visitors an opportunity to interact with the artists, learn more about their creative process, different mediums and techniques, and hear about the artists inspiration and accomplishments. Face to face contact with the artists in a beautiful setting adds to the wonderful lifetime experience of owning artwork and creates an extra dimension to the artwork.

 

Children of all ages will have fun creating their own original work of art to take home at the “Young at Art” Children’s Art Activity Area.  Live acoustic music will be performed by popular Professional local and regional musicians during Show hours. Food Trucks will be on site offering a variety of delicious food.

 

 

Mona Snell:  “Riding Out”, Oil Painting

 

 

 

Art Fest Director, Leslie Pfeiffer and WAS Volunteers will be on hand to assist visitors as they navigate through the fine art selection by professional and emerging artists from across the country displaying their original artwork as well as the Children’s Art Activity Area where art can be created, shared, and taken home. With a wide variety of original art for sale there is something for everyone in the Show. It is a fantastic opportunity to support the arts, take home original works of art, and have a great story to share about the artists and their work.

 

 

Anne Warren, “Luna, Lost Girl”  Mixed Media

 

 

 

 

Wellington is home to the Winter Equestrian Festival, International Polo Capital of the world, and a unique destination for seasonal visitors and residents.  Support from Community Partners and Sponsors helps create a favorite family friendly event everyone looks forward to every year. Proceeds from Art Fest on theGreen help fund the Wellington Art Society’s long-standing Scholarship Program and other Art Outreach Programs.

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society, a 501 c 3 charitable organization, has over 100 members – artists and art enthusiasts. W.A.S. provides a platform for artists of all mediums to share their work, learn more about their craft, and serve the community through their art.

www.WellingtonArtSociety.org

For more information please contact:
Leslie Pfeiffer  mysticway1@bellsouth.net  561-632-3677 Carolina King  cbk21@hotmail.com   561-248-6737

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jen Walls Shares “The Art Of Illustration” In A New Illuminated Novel, ‘The Storyteller’s Apprentice’. Opening Reception And Book Signing At ArtServe On November 8th

What happens when one artist invites another artist to collaborate?  Magical malarkey! “The Storytellers’s Apprentice” is an illuminated novel by Dana Kumerow, with illustrations by Brittany Tate and Jen Walls. Readers ages 6 – 99 will enjoy this book and its illustrations.   The Free Opening Reception and Book signing takes place on Thursday, November 8th.  Books and artwork will be available for purchase at ArtServe as well as on line.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This family-friendly art and literary event features paintings of adventurous characters and whimsical creatures in vibrant settings in a gallery setting, along with illustrations nestled inside a beautiful, casebound book. Mixed media illustrations, pen and ink drawings and hand carved and stamped images give viewers a peek into the world of book illustration and children’s fantasy fiction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I N T R O D U C I N G:

” THE     STORYTELLER’S     APPRENTICE “

 

 

 

 

 

 

M E E T      T H E      C O L L A B O R A T O R S

OPENING   RECEPTION/ BOOK   SIGNING:

THURSDAY,  NOVEMBER  8TH

6 – 8 PM

Refreshments served  

Exhibit Available  November 2 – 27, 2018

 At:   ArtServe 

 

1350 E Sunrise Blvd   Fort Lauderdale

ArtServe at 954-462-8190   Artist/illustrator Jen Walls at 704-771-9726

 

 

 

www.thestorytellersapprentice.com

 

 

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The Art of Illustration:

Original illustrations from the illuminated novel, The Storyteller’s Apprentice, appear in a new exhibit at ArtServe from November 2 – 27. This family-friendly art and literary event features paintings of adventurous characters and whimsical creatures in vibrant settings in a gallery setting, along with illustrations nestled inside a beautiful, casebound book. Mixed media illustrations, pen and ink drawings and hand carved and stamped images give viewers a peek into the world of book illustration and children’s fantasy fiction.   The Storytellers’s Apprentice is an illuminated novel by Dana Kumerow, with illustrations by Brittany Tate and Jen Walls. For readers ages 6 – 99. Books and art will be available for purchase at ArtServe, or visit www.thestorytellersapprentice.com to buy online.

 

 

 

Scruffy Dog from “The Storyteller’s Apprentice”

 

 

 

The Storyteller’s Apprentice (An Illuminated Novel) and a New Exhibit at ArtServe:

Everything has a name. Everything has a story.

In Loden, coming of age means becoming an apprentice. Though all of the villagers expect Arella’s sister to become the storyteller’s apprentice, it is Arella who is chosen.

When Arella is forced to leave her childhood home and face her biggest fears, she follows an unexpected path of adventure, hardship, and enchantment. She learns to appreciate the power in a name and the importance of sharing stories. Along the way, Arella accepts her own talents and learns to see the beauty and the magic around her.

All she had to do was LISTEN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every story begins with…another story~

This adventure began with one artist inviting another to collaborate. “I’ll paint some backgrounds; you add characters,” said Brit. “Well sure, I’d be delighted,” replied Jen. A dozen boards and a nearly a year later, Brit and Jen decided the characters needed a story. In stepped Dana, who accepted the challenge of writing a story after the illustrations were already done—a backwards process. She took over like a mad queen and convinced the illustrators to provide more illustrations because, she said, the story demanded them. The illustrators, enchanted by the stories, bowed to her requests, although the thought of stuffing the author into an attic occurred to them more than once.

 

About the Author:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In her younger days, writer Dana Kumerow was a tree-climbing, frog-catching, star-gazing book worm who acted out her favorite stories in the playhouse in her backyard. Today she lives in a tiny log cabin in the North Carolina mountains and blogs about words, books, writing, and more at writingtowardhome.com.

 

 

About the Artists:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upon receiving her degree in studio art, Brittany Tate set out with a fierce determination to set the world ablaze. After completing her first landscape in 2015, she began filling her world with colorful drama, exotic places, and playful pets. She’s hardly put down her brush since!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist and illustrator Jen Walls lives in a world of malarkey. Her studio is crammed with whimsical creatures, moody queens, and soulful girls. Walls has lived a backwards life, beginning with a grown-up job and all kinds of seriousness until she was nearly old—then SHAZAM! She fell headlong into the world of art and has been playing ever since. Follow her adventures at www.jenwalls.com and at Instagram.com/jenjovanwalls.

 

 

Caravan from “The Storyteller’s Apprentice”

Available for Purchase:

 

 

 

~ The Book ~

~ Backpacks ~

~ Notecards  ~

Illustrations purchased online or at the exhibit will be reserved for the buyer, and shipped November 28th, immediately following the show closing.

For more information:

www.jenwalls.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Center’s Annual Holiday Sale Features Unique Hand-Made Items Plus A Free Children’s Workshop

The best way to do holiday shopping and discovering great artists is at the Armory Art Center’s Holiday Sale!  The annual Holiday Sale features unique, hand-made items created by the Armory faculty and students. Attendees will find ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, glass, and more at reasonable prices. Any Faculty or Students who want to sign up have until tomorrow!  The Rickie Report shares these details plus information about a Free Children’s Workshop on December 5th.  The Holiday Sale takes place on Friday, December 4th and Saturday, December 5th. This is a Free event to attend.

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue

West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

561.832.1776

 

 

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Friday, December 4, 2015

 4:00 to 8:00 pm

and

Saturday, December 5

10:00 am to 6:00 pm

In Montgomery Hall

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Handmade Jewelry and Fused Glass For Sale

This event is a great occasion to discover the Armory’ talented art community and have an opportunity to see and purchase their work. This is a great time to do for holiday shopping!

 

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One-of-A-Kind Ceramics Will Be On Sale

 

Armory Students and Faculty:

Do you want to participate in the Holiday Sale?

See Mark Walnock in  the Ceramics Department to sign up or call him with questions at 561.832.1776 x 37

Sign up ends on Tomorrow: Saturday, November 28, 2015

 

Holiday Craft Workshop For Children

Saturday, December 5th

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Free

 

While parents and guardians will be shopping, kids aged 5-12 will be able to participate to a free workshop taught by Armory Art Center faculty. Children will learn how to make holiday crafts. This workshop will take place on Saturday, December 5 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.

 

 

 

About The Armory Art Center:

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

 

 

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Call For Artists: Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center’s “Chair for Charity”

The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum is looking for local artists to paint school chairs used by students who attended The Boynton School, where the Museum is housed now. This is a chance for artists to give these adorable children’s chairs their own unique style representative of the history of The Boynton School. Each painted chair will be auctioned during The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum’s Reunion Bash on Saturday, February 28. All proceeds will benefit The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center in Boynton Beach. The Rickie Report is pleased to share this Call for Artists, the applications and NEWEST details here. The deadline is January 17th!  The Rickie Report gives you the UPDATED information here.

 

 

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Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center
129 East Ocean Ave.
Boynton Beach, FL 33435

 

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The Boynton School was built in 1913 and operated as a school until 1990. The building is one of the few original schoolhouses still in the business of educating children on a daily basis.  The Museum is the proud winner of South Florida Parenting Magazine’s 2014 Kid’s Crown Award for Best Museum/Theater in Palm Beach County.

 

The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum is looking for local artists to paint school chairs used by students who attended The Boynton School, where the Museum is housed now.

 

This is a chance for artists to give these adorable children’s chairs their own unique style representative of the history of The Boynton School. Each painted chair will be auctioned during The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum’s Reunion Bash on Saturday, February 28. All proceeds will benefit The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center in Boynton Beach.

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW:

DEADLINE for submissions:  January 17, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENT of Acceptance:   January 19, 2015

PICK UP CHAIRS:  January 20th

CHAIRS DUE:  February 10, 2015

EVENT:  February 28, 2015

 

PLEASE SUBMIT:

An application form along with your proposed original design, a biography of no more than 200 words, contact information, and social media handles by January 17, 2015 to:

Suzanne Ross at Suzanne@Schoolhousemuseum.org

or by mail to


129 East Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 33435

 

 

SELECTED ARTISTS WILL RECEIVE:

• A complimentary ticket to the event, valued at $75.
• Brief biography on the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum website. 
• Mention in our social media and e-newsletter.
• Names of participating artists may be included in press releases and/or event coverage.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

• Designs will be selected by a committee of local artists and business leaders.
• Selected artists of designs will be notified by January 19, 2015.
• Chairs may be picked up on January 20, 2015, with delivery of the  completed chair by 4 p.m. on February 10, 2015.
• The chair is considered property of the Museum and is provided in ‘as is’ condition.
• Chairs must be painted with durable paint for a wooden finish. Clear coating over paint is advised. You are free to sand the chair to paint a base coat.
• The artist’s time and resources shall be considered a donation to the Museum.
• The artist gives the Museum permission to use his or her name and likeness to promote the Reunion Bash.

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Application Form

Artist name: _____________________________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________________

City / State / Zip: ______________________________________________________

Phone: ____________________________________

Email: ___________________________

Social media handles:

Facebook: _________________________________

Twitter: __________________________

Instagram: _________________________________

Please include:

• Your proposed original design. A rough colored sketch on a 8.5 x 11 size paper and a brief description of the design.

• A biography of no more than 200 words

• Submit by January 17, 2015 to:
Suzanne Ross at Suzanne@Schoolhousemuseum.org or by mail to -
129 East Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 33435.

 

More About The Schoolhouse Museum:

 

Experience South Florida’s history through two floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits

Learn art, music, the sciences and more through FREE weekly programs, affordable education classes and specialty workshops.

Celebrate a birthday or special occasion in your own private party room.

Visit the Gift Shop and chose from a unique selection of toys, games, books, crafts and signature items at complement our exhibits and programs.

Become a member TODAY and enjoy complimentary admission, discounts on purchases, events, classes and more.

The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center is wheelchair accessible and accommodates people with special needs.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays, Mondays and major holidays

Admission Prices:

FREE – Members and children under 1
$5.00     Children over 1 & Adults 
$4.50     Seniors (ages 62 and older)
 
No adult is allowed in the Museum unaccompanied by a child with the exception of adults on official Museum business, or a scheduled Museum tour. Visitors are required to obtain a visitor’s badge.  Minors under 18 years of age cannot enter the Museum without being accompanied by an adult. 

Directions:

Exit I-95 at Boynton Beach Blvd. Travel east ¼ mile to Seacrest Blvd. Turn right (south) on Seacrest Blvd. and travel 2 blocks. Turn left (east) on Ocean Ave. The Schoolhouse is located at 129 Ocean Ave.

 

For more information about the Schoolhouse Museum please visit:  www.schoolhousemuseum.org.

or call  561-742-6784

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Kinetic Art Events with Elayna Toby are Open to the Public and FREE

The public is invited to transform an historic tree into a kinetic sculpture! The FREE EVENTS will take place on NOVEMBER 1st, 8th, & 15th. A majestic kapok tree in east Boynton Beach will be temporarily transformed into a kinetic sculpture by led local kinetic artist Elayna Toby, and everyone is invited to participate in the creative process. Three FREE “community creating” events will be held at the Boynton Beach City Library’s program room, 208 S. Seacreast Blvd. Come by anytime between 10am and 1pm. Simply bring small objects you’d like to re-purpose into art that will hang from the tree. Everyone who participates will design a section of the sculpture with the items they bring. Elayna Toby will string together community designed sections into twirling strands that will hang from the tree.  The Rickie Report urges everyone to JUST STOP BY for this FUN, Informative activity – a different way to recycle!  Did we mention FREE? 

 

 

 

Upcoming FREE EVENTS:

 

Saturdays:  November 1st,  8th  &  15th

 

10:00 am-1:00 pm

(DROP BY ANYTIME)

Boynton Beach City Library

208 S. Seacrest Blvd.       Boynton Beach

 

 

 

 

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PUBLIC INVITED TO

TRANSFORM AN HISTORIC TREE INTO A KINETIC SCULPTURE

 FREE EVENTS NOVEMBER 1, 8, & 15

 

A majestic kapok tree in east Boynton Beach will be temporarily transformed into a kinetic sculpture by led local kinetic artist Elayna Toby, and everyone is invited to participate in the creative process.

 

 

 

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Kapok Tree

Three FREE “community creating” events will be held at the Boynton Beach City Library’s program room, 208 S. Seacreast Blvd. Come by anytime between 10am and 1pm. Simply bring small objects you’d like to re-purpose into art that will hang from the tree. Everyone who participates will design a section of the sculpture with the items they bring. Elayna Toby will string together community designed sections into twirling strands that will hang from the tree.

 

It’s easy and fun to be part of this unique community art project! Simply rummage through your shelves and junk drawers to find small items to upcycle into art such as bells, bits of hardware, old keys, machine or computer parts, gears or other baubles. Everyone is invited to participate. You need not think of yourself as creative or artistic to contribute to this kinetic sculpture.

 

 

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“I’m excited to see the special kapok tree transformed into kinetic art with the community’s discarded and found objects,” says kinetic artist Elayna Toby. “I love seeing the surprise on people’s faces when they realize it’s fun and not hard to create something artistic with ordinary items they have around the house.”

 

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Participants will also have the opportunity to create “video selfies” about their unique objects and the artistic compositions they create during each event. A video, showcasing the hundreds of community participants who contributed items that make up Kinetic-Connections, will be featured adjacent to the transformed tree during the International Kinetic Art Exhibition and Symposium that will be held February 6-8, 2015.

 

 

Kinetic-Connections will be a temporary installation taken down at the end of the symposium, leaving the tree in its original state, as if untouched. The strands, inspired by and generated from the community, will then be “recycled” back into the world, made available for sale as decorations for home or garden. A portion of the proceeds from sales of these strands will benefit the City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places program and Resource Depot. Kinetic artist Elayna Toby was commissioned by the City of Boynton Beach/Art in Public Places to create Kinetic-Connections as part of the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium.

 For more information visit www.ElaynaTobyArt.com/kinetic-connections. These workshops are part of the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium – www.IntlKineticArtEvent.org.

 

 

“The most exciting part of Kinetic-Connections for us is the community involvement in creating an interactive site specific installation.” Says Debby Coles-Dobay, Boynton Beach’s Public Arts Manager and chief coordinator of the of the International Kinetic Art Exhibition and Symposium.  Kinetic-Connections is brought to you by Elayna Toby Art, in partnership with the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, the City of Boynton Beach/Art in Public Places, and Resource Depot.

 

 

 

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With a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and an M.S. in Public Horticulture Administration and Museum Management, Elayna Toby’s interests are as varied as her artwork which is currently on exhibition at OSGS Gallery in West Palm Beach’s Northwood section. Internationally, she was invited by Habla: The Center for Language and Culture, to lead a “natural mobiles” workshop at Park Aak, an ecological park in Mexico.

 

More information about Elayna Toby and Kinetic-Connections can be found at

www.elaynatobyart.com/kinetic-connections

and

www.facebook.com/elaynatobyart.

Or email Elayna Toby   elayna@elaynatobyart.com

 

 

Learn about our partners:

www.elaynatobyart.com | www.intlkineticartevent.org | www.boyntonbeacharts.org | www.resourcedepot.net

– See more at: http://elaynatobyart.com/kinetic-connections/#sthash.irBP7fkC.dpuf

 

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291