Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 7th Annual Plein Air Festival March 7 – 15 Offers Five Days Of Activities For All Ages

This March, members of the community will have the opportunity to join 35 award-winning artists as they compete for over $15,000 in prizes and awards in The Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 7th Annual Plein Air Festival. The Festival takes place from March 7 – 15, starting with a Kids’ Paint Out, Painting vintage cars, a Collectors’ Party, and Battle of the Brushes contest. The Rickie Report shares all of the details here. Get your calendars out for five full days of plein air!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, March 7  – Sunday, March 15, 2020

 

 

 

 

Paintings displayed and for sale

at Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 

 

373 Tequesta Drive     Tequesta, FL 33469

 

 

 

 

 

Artists painting throughout Palm Beach

and

Martin counties

 

 

 

 Free to the public

 

 

 

Collectors’ Party

Friday, March 13, 2020

5-9 PM

$50*

*Ticket price may be used toward the purchase of a painting.

 

 

 

For all of the details and more information about the artists

 www.LighthouseArts.org or call 561-746-3101

 

 

Chris Kling at Hobe Sound Beach 2019 photo by Jennifer Chaparro

 

 

 

“Painting ‘en plein air’ is simply painting outdoors,” said Allie Snyder, the Plein Air Festival Coordinator for the ArtCenter. “The wet paintings are created from what the artist is looking at, and the paintings resonate with people because it reminds them of their favorite spots. It’s a snapshot of our area and a visual record of the history of this region.”

 

Manon Sander at Juno Beach Pier photo by Craig Houdeshell

 

 

 

The Festival incorporates five days of outdoor painting in various locations throughout Palm Beach and Martin counties, during which locals, visitors and art collectors can watch and interact with these world-renowned national artists, view the art at the gallery and have the opportunity to purchase these original wet paintings as they are created.

 

 

Lon Brauer Painting at Sunrise 2019 photo by Craig Houdeshell

 

 

 

 

The festival will officially begin March 7th and run through March 15th with plenty of opportunities to view and purchase the fresh paintings.  There will be a series of events, workshops and demonstrations by juried artists during the festival.

 

 

SCHEDULE:

 

  • Saturday March 7th a Kids’ Paint Out will take place from 10 am – Noon at Constitution Park in Tequesta (free but registration required).
  • Saturday March 7th Teen Master Class, 1 – 3 pm  at the School of Art on Seabrook Road
  • Paint Out 9 – 2 pm (formerly known as the Quick Draw) challenge on Sunday, March 8th at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens Flagler Park in West Palm Beach.
  • Monday – Friday, March 9 – 13 Five-day-long Festival Paint Out with juried artists at locations throughout Palm Beach and Martin counties
  • Monday – Thursday, March 1 – 12  Demos by juried artists at specific times and locations.
  • Wednesday, March 11 5:30 – 7:30 pm Artist Meet & Greet reception at the ArtCenter Gallery.
  • Friday, March 13 from 5 – 9 pm Collectors Party and Sale where the paintings produced throughout the five days will be judged and awarded. This is the first chance to purchase the award-winning paintings. 
  • Saturday, March 14  1 – 3 pm “Battle of the Brushes.” Watch three teams of five artists create paintings together.
  • Sunday, March 15 (Time TBD) Painting vintage cars on display at the ArtCenter Gallery.
  • Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15 the Gallery is open to view and purchase the full exhibition of plein air paintings.

 

“We are fortunate to have such talented artists painting here in Palm Beach and Martin counties,” says Executive Director Nancy Politsch. “We are always excited to learn where these remarkable artists choose to paint in our area and how they interpret and create what we look at every day.”

The Gallery will be open free of charge to the public throughout the week of the Festival. The Collectors’ Party on Friday, March 13th, is a ticketed event where the guests will get the first choice of the paintings that the artists have reserved for judging in the contest. Tickets are $50 which includes talking one-on-one with the artists and a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception. The cost of the tickets can be used toward the purchase of a painting during the evening.

The Battle of the Brushes will take place on Saturday, March 14th from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Gallery. Three teams of five juried artists will each have 15 minutes to paint on the same canvas, creating a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that will be available for purchase. It is captivating to watch the individual creative styles of the artists as they interpret the image onto canvas. 

The Festival has grown in the past six years into one of the premier gatherings in the country. Artists from around the country are excited to participate in the contest, with over 130 applying this past year for the 35 juried spots. 

 

 

 

Tara Will 2019 photo by Craig Houdeshell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c(3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton, son of the founders of the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. In the last 56 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants, the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

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

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store, 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737 

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm Saturday 9 am – 4 pm  

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

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

Lighthouse ArtCenter 6th Annual Plein Air Festival Features 35 Award Winning National Artists. Public Invited To Demos, Exhibit, Sale March 9 – 17

Over 130 artists from around the country vied to be a participant in the 6th Annual Plein Air Festival this year.  With only 35 positions available to be filled, the Lighthouse ArtCenter is thrilled to have the very best of the best attend the week-long event being held from March 9 – 17, 2019.  Participants compete for over $15,000 in cash and prizes. Check out the Teen Paint Out (March 9), the Kids Paint Out (March 9), Quick Draw Paint Out (March 10), Paint Out with Juried Artists (March 11- 15), Demos (March 11-15), Wet Paintings on Display and For Sale ( March 11- 14), Meet & Greet the Artists (March 13), VIP Collectors Cocktail Party and Sale (March 15), Display Of Artwork (March 16), Final chance to see and purchase paintings (March 16).  The Rickie Report shares the details of these events and some photos from last year’s event.  Some events require registration!

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

Gallery Hours:    M-F 10 am – 4 pm      Sat 10 am – 2 pm

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter

6th Annual Plein Air Festival

Features 35 Award-winning National Artists

 

 

Kathleen Denis Demo on the Beach 2018  Photo courtesy of Craig Houdeshell

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is thrilled to have the very best of the best that will attend the week-long event being held from March 9 – 17, 2019. Participants compete for over $15,000 in cash and prizes.  The Festival incorporates five days of outdoor painting in various locations throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties, during which locals, visitors and art collectors can watch and interact with these world-renowned national artists, view the art at the gallery or online through the ArtCenter’s website and have the opportunity to purchase these original wet paintings.

 

 

 

The 2018 Grand Prize winner Jeff Markowsky will be the judge for this year’s event. Each artist selects their best two paintings for the judging, which are not available for sale until after the judging is complete. The award ceremony takes place at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15 at 5 p.m. the VIP Collectors Party begins. The guests at the party will have the first chance to purchase the award-winning works, as well as all of the works selected for judging. 

 

 

 

“Painting “en plein air” is simply painting outdoors,” said Jennifer Chaparro, Director of Communications of the ArtCenter. “The wet paintings are created from what the artist is looking at, and the paintings resonate with people because it reminds them of their favorite spots. It’s a snapshot of our area and a visual record of the history of this region.”

 

 

 

 

 

2019 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:

 

 

 

Kids Paint Out Day 2018 with Jane O’Neill

 

 

 

Saturday, March 9 Teen Paint Out 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art, Tequesta, Florida. Free for teens, registration is required. This is an incredible opportunity for young students to have a one-on-one learning experience with Master Plein Air painters Jeff Markowsky and Ralph Papa. Limited to 20 students.

 

 

Saturday, March 9 Kids’ Paint Out** Constitution Park, Tequesta, Florida. 1:00 – 3:00 pm, free for kids ages 5-13. Registration required. 

 

 

Sunday, March 10 Quick Draw Paint Out** 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Flagler Park, Stuart, Florida. The public is invited to participate in the Quick Draw Paint Out alongside our juried artists. This is a judged event with the first place winner receiving $500 in cash and their artwork featured on Plein Air Magazine Outdoorpainter.com – a total value of $750.  Jeff Markowsky will be the judge for the Quick Draw Paint Out.

  • Registration is required for artists ($30 for ArtCenter members, $40 for nonmembers).  Register at PleinAirLAC.org, by phone at 561-746-3101 or register the morning of the event.
  • Painting from 9 a.m.- 11a.m. 
  • Award ceremony at noon
  • Sales of paintings from 12 noon to 2 p.m. 

 

Nancy Tankersley Demo 2018.   Photo Courtesy of Craig Houdeshell

 

 

 

Monday to Friday, March 11-15 Festival Paint Out with Juried Artists** Multiple Locations throughout Martin and Palm Beach County.

 

 

Demos by artists on site each day, Monday – Thursday** 

Monday: Riverbend Park, Jupiter – Jeff Markowsky, 4-6 p.m. 

Tuesday: Coral Cove Park, Tequesta – Jane Hunt, 10 a.m.-12.noon 

Wednesday: Port Salerno Marina, Craig Reynolds, 4-6 p.m. 

Thursday: Sailfish Marina, Riviera Beach, Michele Byrne, 4-6 p.m. 

Check website for locations and times

 

 

Wet Paintings on display and for sale at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery**:
Monday – Tuesday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday – Thursday, 10:00 am – 7:30 pm 

 

Selling Art , 2018. Photo Courtesy of Jenn Huttula

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 13 Artist Meet & Greet**Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 5:30 – 7:30pm. Free to the public, paintings for sale and light refreshments. 

Friday, March 15 VIP Collectors Party & Sale Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 5 – 9 p.m. 

VIP guests will have the first look and chance to purchase the award-winning paintings. Enjoy mingling with the artists, refreshments from local restaurants and a wine bar.

  • VIP tickets are $125 per person (5 – 9 p.m.), and can be applied toward a purchase of one painting during the party.
  • General admission tickets are $25 per person (6:30 – 9 p.m.), and can be applied toward a purchase of one painting during the party.

 

Manon Sander Painting 2018  Photo Courtesy of Craig Houdeshell

 

Saturday, March 16 Wet Paintings on display and for sale**Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

 

 

Saturday, March 16 Battle of the Brushes 1 – 3 p.m. Three of the juried artists will go brush to brush painting from the same photo. The results are fascinating and the paintings will be for sale.

 

 

Sunday, March 17 Wet Paintings on display and for sale** Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Last chance to view and purchase the Plein Air paintings!

** Open to the public

For all of the details and more information about the artists go to www.PleinAirLAC.org or call 561-746-3101.

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c(3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton, son of the founders of the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. In the last 55 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Florida  33469 (561) 746-3201. Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store, 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, Florida 33469 (561)748-8737.  Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Lighthouse ArtCenter 5th Annual Plein Air Festival Invites Kids, Adults, Art Lovers To Events March 3 – 11

5th Annual Plein Air Festival returns on March 3-11. Thirty-five of the top, award-winning artists from all over the U.S. will paint the beautiful south Florida landscape, from Sunday through noon on Friday. This is the 5th year for the largest Plein Air Festival in South Florida. Nancy Tankersley, last year’s Grand Prize winner, will serve as judge. Included in the participants are Plein Air Magazines Salon winners Kathleen Hudson and Carl Bretzke, along with nationally-acclaimed artists from throughout the United States and Italy. The gallery will be free and open to the public during the week of the festival to view and purchase the wet paintings. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Check website daily for newly completed paintings available for sale in the gallery.

Also, check the website for daily demo sites.

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

Ralph Papa teaches Kid’s Paint Out 2017

 

 

EVENT: Kid’s Paint Out, Saturday, March 3, 2018, 1 to 3 pm

Location: Constitution Park, Tequesta, Florida. Ralph Papa will teach kids, ages 5-15, how to create their own plein air painting in the park. This event is free, please register online, or at the event. All paints and canvases will be supplied.

Quick Draw-2017 First Place Winner Eli Cedrone Photo by Craig Houdeshell

EVENT: Quick Draw, Sunday, March 4, 2018, 9 am to 2 pm

Location: Flagler Park, Downtown Stuart, Florida. Artists should fill out an application (available online at www.PleinAirLAC.org). Cost is $40 to apply. Or they can come between 8 and 9 am to register and get their canvas stamped. Artists will have 2 hours to paint “en plein air”. Artists will then present their works on their easels for judging by Nancy Tankersley, last year’s Grand Prize winner, and prizes will be awarded at 12 noon. $500 cash for first place. The public can come and watch the artists paint, and then have the opportunity to purchase the paintings on the spot, after the judging, until 2pm.

 

 

 Artist Meet and Greet

EVENT: Artist Meet and Greet

Wednesday, March 7, 2018  5:30 to 7:30 pm. Free to the public, paintings for sale and light refreshments.

 

 

 VIP Collector’s Party

 

EVENT: VIP Collector’s Party, Friday, March 9, 2018, 5 to 9 pm

Location: Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Florida
VIP Tickets: $100 per person (*includes a $100 coupon towards the purchase of one painting) Awards will be awarded at 4:30 p.m., and the doors will open at 5 p.m. for VIP’s.
General Admission Tickets: $25 6:30 – 9 p.m. (*includes a $25 coupon towards the purchase of one painting). Enjoy delicious food from local eateries and a wine and beer bar while you peruse the amazing selection of wet paintings done over the last week.

 Wet Paintings On Display And For Sale

 

EVENT:  Wet Paintings on display and for sale

Saturday, March 10, 2018 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wet Paintings on display and for sale at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery.

Sunday, March 11, 2018 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wet Paintings on display and for sale at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery.

 

For more information please visit:   www.PleinAirLAC.org

 

 

 

 

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

4th Annual Plein Air Schedule March 8-12 Offers Many Opportunities To Art Lovers And Artists

The Lighthouse ArtCenter 4th Annual Plein Air Festival takes place March 8 through March 12. Nationally recognized, award-winning artists from around the Country will paint throughout Palm Beach County, depicting scenes from the beaches and natural Florida landscapes to the quickly disappearing old Florida homes and residential areas. Known as “Paint-Outs,” the artists will be visiting seven different outdoor areas to paint the varied landscapes and cityscapes. The Rickie Report shares the details here, as some events require reservations.

 

 

 

 

373 Tequesta Drive     Tequesta, FL 33469

(561) 746-3101      www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

March 8 – 12, 2017

At the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469 and outdoor painting locales throughout Palm Beach County.

 

 

 

 

2017 Participating Artists:

​Stephanie Amato, GA

David Boyd Jr., GA

Carl Bretzke, MN

Michele Byrne, PA

​Eli Cedrone, FL

Kathleen Denis, FL

Bill Farnsworth, FL

Kevin Feary, NY   

Nyle Gordon, MO        

Karen Ann Hitt, FL      

Jennifer Holmes, CT       

Neal Hughes, NJ   

Charlie Hunter, VT      

​Maryanne Jacobsen, FL     

Shelby Keefe, WI     

Chris Kling, FL   

Debra Latham, TX      

Gregory Little, FL      

Andre Lucero, VA      

Tom Lynch, IL

Jeffrey Markowsky, GA      

Ted Matz, FL     

Jim McVicker, CA      

Spencer Meagher, IL  

Dan Mondloch, MN     

Kathie Odom, TN     

Joseph Palmerio, FL     

Ralph Papa, FL​  

Elise Phillips, PA      

Devin Roberts, MO     

Cynthia Rosen, VT      

Lawrence Rudolech, IN  

Manon Sander, FL      

Jason Sacran, AR     

Patrick Saunders, MO     

Robert Simone, FL  

Richard Sneary, MO     

R. Gregory Summers, KS     

Nancy Tankersley, MD     

Robin Weiss, WA

Cory Wright, FL  

 

 

 

SCHEDULE  OF  EVENTS:

 

Paint Out with Juried Artists
March 8 to March 11, 2017

Artists will be painting at the following locations. The public is invited to watch the painters create and will have the opportunity to buy art on the spot.

 

• Riverbend Park (dawn to dusk)
9060 W Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL 33478

• DuBois Park and Jupiter Beach Park (dawn to dusk)
19075 Dubois Road, Jupiter, FL 33477

• Harbourside Place
200 N US Highway 1, Jupiter, FL 33477

• Juno Beach Pier (dawn to dusk)
14775 US Highway 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408

• Northwood Village
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

• Society of the Four Arts (Wed. & Fri. 10 am to 5 pm, Sat. 10am to noon, closed Thurs.)
2 4 Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, FL 33480

• Bethesda by the Sea (church and surrounding area, dawn to dusk)
​141 S County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480

 

 

 

 

Saturday, March 11

VIP Reception
5 – 9 p.m., $100 per person

VIP’s will get a sneak peek and be able to meet our artists, plus get the first opportunity to purchase the art on display by our award-winning artists. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by local gourmet restaurants, have access to art consultants to assist with your purchase as well as apply your $100 ticket towards the purchase of a painting. BUY TICKETS : www.LighthouseArts.org

 

Collectors’ Reception
6:30 – 9 p.m., $25 per person
Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while you peruse the art. Art consultants will help you with purchasing art, and you may apply your $25 ticket towards your purchase. Proceeds benefit the 4th Annual Plein Air Festival. ​

BUY TICKETS : www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

Quick Draw

Sunday, March 12

​(Registration required for artists. $30 for members, $40 for non-members.)
FOR Entry Form: www.lighthousearts.org

Plaza Down Under on the Riverwalk, Jupiter
8 – 9am Artist Registration
9 am – 11 am Paint Out
11 am – 12 noon Judging
12 noon – 3 pm Awards will be announced and then art will then be for sale to the public.

 

 

Free admission to the ArtCenter Gallery

To view the daily “wet paintings,” from 10 am – 4 pm

 

 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Collectors’ Preview Party and Wet Painting Sales

$100 per person for the Preview Party and Award Ceremony 5 – 9 pm.

Ticket price is good toward the purchase of a painting.

General Admission:  $25 from  6:30 – 9 pm.

The public is invited to watch the artists and purchase paintings at the Paint-Out locations. The diverse locations for the paint-outs include Northwood Village in West Palm Beach, Society of the Four Arts and Bethesda by the Sea in Palm Beach, Riverbend Park, Harbourside Place and DuBois Park in Jupiter and Juno Beach Pier in Juno Beach. With over 120 artists from around the country entering the jurying process, the forty one artists that were selected represent the best of the Plein Air genre. They will be competing for $10,000 in cash and prizes. The artists will deliver their paintings each day to the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery for viewing by the general public.

 

 

Quick Draw Painting Contest:

Sunday, March 12

Open to All Artists!

 

Plaza Down Under locational  RiverWalk, Jupiter

9 to 11 am

The art will be judged, awards will be given and the art will be available for purchase from noon to 3pm at the park.

 

More Information:

Jennifer Chaparro, Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Festival Staff Liaison
Jennifer@LighthouseArts.org (561) 748-8737

Lighthouse ArtsCenter
Gallery & School of Art
373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Florida 33469
(561) 746-3101
www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

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

4th Annual Plein Air Festival Highlights Nationally Recognized Artists Painting At Sites In Palm Beach County

The Lighthouse ArtCenter 4th Annual Plein Air Festival takes place March 8 through March 12. Nationally recognized, award-winning artists from around the Country will paint throughout Palm Beach County, depicting scenes from the beaches and natural Florida landscapes to the quickly disappearing old Florida homes and residential areas. Known as “Paint-Outs,” the artists will be visiting seven different outdoor areas to paint the varied landscapes and cityscapes.  The Rickie Report shares the details here, as some events require reservations.

 

 

373 Tequesta Drive       Tequesta, FL 33469

(561) 746-3101    www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

March 8 – 12, 2017

 

At the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469 and outdoor painting locales throughout Palm Beach County.

 

 3rd Annual Plein Air Festival Grand Prize Winner by George Van Hook

 

 

 

 

 

Free admission to the ArtCenter Gallery

To view the daily “wet paintings,” from 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Collectors’ Preview Party and Wet Painting Sales

 $100 per person for the Preview Party and Award Ceremony 5 – 9 pm.

Ticket price is good toward the purchase of a painting.

General Admission $25 from 6:30 – 9 pm.

 

 

 

 

The public is invited to watch the artists and purchase paintings at the Paint-Out locations. The diverse locations for the paint-outs include Northwood Village in West Palm Beach, Society of the Four Arts and Bethesda by the Sea in Palm Beach, Riverbend Park, Harbourside Place and DuBois Park in Jupiter and Juno Beach Pier in Juno Beach. With over 120 artists from around the country entering the jurying process, the forty one artists that were selected represent the best of the Plein Air genre. They will be competing for $10,000 in cash and prizes.  The artists will deliver their paintings each day to the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery for viewing by the general public. 

 

Quick Draw Painting Contest:

Sunday, March 12

Open to All Artists!

At Dubois Park in Jupiter,FL

 9 to 11 am

The art will be judged, awards will be given and the art will be available for purchase from noon to 3pm at the park.

 

Plein Air Artists, Photo Courtesy of David R. Randell

 

 

 

 

More Information:

Jennifer Chaparro, Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Festival Staff Liaison
Jennifer@LighthouseArts.org (561) 748-8737

Lighthouse ArtsCenter
Gallery & School of Art
373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Florida 33469
(561) 746-3101
www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

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

 

Elfrida Schragen Is Featured in Two Exhibits and Offers a Plein Air Meet Up

Elfrida Schragen’s father was a professional artist. Color, subject matter, value and design were constant topics of discussion. While her career diverted to the world of psychology and teaching, in 2007 her two worlds joined. In her home town of Victoria, the issue of the homeless was becoming a political hotbed and very visible. A new shelter was planned and ways to raise money were being sought. With the help and support of the street pastor and the volunteers in existing, rather run-down facilities, Elfrida started a project of painting portraits of the homeless. She spent time on the streets, got to know her subjects, and took photos, with their permission.  She painted 25 portraits which were sold to companies, associations, churches, and individuals. $25,000 was raised and many portraits were donated back to hang in the dinning room of “Our Place”, the new shelter.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share Elfrida’s story of art, compassion and vision.  Her newest artwork will be shown in two exhibits, one locally and one across the pond, which you can visit virtually.  In addition, everyone is invited to join Elfrida for a Plein Air Meet Up on January 8th.  The details are here.

 

TWO EXHIBITS:

 

Plein Aire and Portraiture

by

Elfrida Schragen

Spanish River Library and Community Center

 Jan 5 – Feb 21, 2015

Monday  9:00am – 9:00pm

Tuesday  9:00am  – 6:00pm

Wednesday  9:00am  – 9:00pm

Thursday  9:00am – 6:00pm

Friday  9:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday  9:00am – 6:00pm

 

1501 NW Spanish River Blvd       Boca Raton FL

 

&

On-line at the

Green Chair Gallery

Jan 2 – Feb 5, 2015

 

GREEN CHAIR GALLERY
because anything’s possible…

Phone: +44((1227) 450901; +44(1227)762727; Mobile: +44(0)7711 256110

Email: info@greenchair-gallery.co.uk
Skype: greenchair-gallery; Twitter: @GrChGallery; Facebook: Green Chair Gallery
Find us at www.greenchair-gallery.co.uk

 

 PLEIN AIRE MEET UP

 

 

Join Elfrida painting at a Meet Up to paint with the Palm Beach Plein Aire group, and take in her show at the same time on the morning of  Jan. 8, 2015

Event is 9:00 am – 12:30

FREE

Bring your own supplies

 

Check out Palm Beach Plein Aire group at:www.PleinAirPalmBeach.com

Join the meet up for painting at
http://www.meetup.com/palmbeachartists/events/219214294/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1

 

 

Elfrida Schragen

Elfrida Schragen

 

 

 

A Unique Project:

 

In 2007, Elfrida’s two worlds joined. She had been retired and submerged in self-directed art studies. In her home town of Victoria, the issue of the homeless was becoming a political hotbed and very visible. A new shelter was planned and ways to raise money were being sought. With the help and support of the street pastor and the volunteers in existing, rather run down facilities, Elfrida started a project of painting portraits of the homeless. She spent time on the streets, got to know her subjects, took photos with their permission. She painted 25 portraits which were sold to companies, associations, churches, and individuals.  $25,000 was raised and many portraits were donated back to hang in the dining room of “Our Place”, the new shelter.

 

 

"The Rose" by Elfrida Schragen

“The Rose” by Elfrida Schragen

 

 

The shelter, Our Place, has been a great success story. They have helped many to get re-established in a functional independence. They have offered shelter to those wishing to get off the streets, and food, clean clothes, bathing facilities, much needed social and medical help, and links to other helpful groups.  In 2014 the shelter decided to open their doors 24/7 and another push for money was on.

 

"Nicky" by Elfrida Schragen

“Nickie” by Elfrida Schragen

 

 

At this time Elfrida was juried in to be a month long artist-in-residence at the Delta Point Harbour Inn. Artist friends stressed how important it was to have a project or focus during that month. I it was a natural to start a new series of portraits, complete 12 during the residency, and sell them to assist in keeping Our Place open 7 instead of 5 days a week. Time spent getting to know these challenged individuals, photographing, painting and writing about them.

 

 

 

 

by Elfrida Schragen

“Mounts Botanical Bridge” by Elfrida Schragen

 

Elfrida reunited with her artistic side in a casual way, in her early 40’s, taking a few courses, putting on a few shows. Her mediums included 5 years in acrylic reflecting the world of playful fantasy; 8 years in clay sculpture focusing on the human form; another 8 years exploring in portraits and landscapes through the vivid world of pastels; and finally in the last 10 years, settling down to working on plein aire and portraits with oils.

 

"Canal" by Elfrida Schragen

“Along the Canal” by Elfrida Schragen

 

 

Elfrida’s pastels and sculptures as well as her other paintings have been shown and exhibited across the globe.  A brief overview:

 

1997- Martin Batchelor Gallery – SOLO Sculpture Show
1998- Home Show and Sale 2001! Juried Entry – Victoria Community Arts Council 2002- Juried Entry – Green Space Two Show
-Juried Entry – Sooke Fine Arts Show Studio Sale
2003- Juried Entry Sidney Fine Arts Show
2004- Martin Batchelor Gallery – SOLO Pastel Show
– Goward House – SOLO Pastel Show
– Works displayed at Shoal Pt. Marine Gallery
2005 – Juried Entries and Sales at Sooke Fine Art Show
2006 – Martin Batchelor Gallery – SOLO Pastel Show
2007-Victoria City Hall – Show of portraits of Homeless
– MacPherson Theater –SOLO Show – Homeless Portraits
2008- Martin Batchelor Gallery –People Pots and Places
– Juried entry – Sooke Fine Arts Show – Sidney Fine Arts Show
2009 – Group Plein Air Show in Metchosin Gallery
2010, 2011, 2012 – Group shows at Coast Collective and Goward House
2013 – SOLO show and sale at Goward House gallery
2014 – SOLO show at the Rutherford Center, Boca Raton
– Juried group shows in Palm Beach and Lake Worth

 

 

Plein Aire Painting by Elfrida Schragen

Plein Aire Painting by Elfrida Schragen

Elfrida paints portraits and plein aire works in both Victoria, BC, Canada and Delray Beach, Florida, USA. She accepts commissions for landscapes, portraits and pets.

For more information please visit: www.elfridasart.com  or  www.elfridasart.blogspot.ca

 

 

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