“Looking Forward – Glancing Back” is Multi Media Exhibition and Charitable Fundraiser Not to Be Missed

The Armory Art Center announces the opening of the National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (NAWA) Florida Chapter’s multi-media exhibition “Looking Forward-Glancing Back” and its “6 x 6 Scholarship Fundraising Project.”  The exhibition, which begins on March 9th and runs through April 11, 2015, takes place in the Armory’s Montgomery Hall Gallery with an Opening Reception to be held on Friday, March 13, 2015, 6‐8PM. Scholarship winners’ works will be part of the exhibit, and they will receive their scholarships at the opening reception.  One will be the “Scholarship for Excellence in the Fine Arts in Memory of Rita Schwartz” given by her family. Rita was an active member of NAWA for many years and her family is carrying on her legacy by donating this scholarship. The Rickie Report gives you a glimpse at a few exhibited pieces and urges you to check out the 6 x 6 Project artwork available at $50. and the Scholarship winners!

 

 

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N.A.W.A., FL.Chapter

presents

LOOKING FORWARD-GLANCING BACK

and

6” x 6” Fundraiser

Opening Reception:

Friday, March 13, 2015 6-8pm

Exhibit takes place: March 7-April 11, 2015

Exhibitions are Free and Open to the Public

Wine, Hors D’oeuvres Will be Served

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 Saturday 9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Armory Art Center | Montgomery Hall

1700 Parker Ave. W.Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

 

 

"Ocean Revisited" Triptych by Roxene Sloate

“Ocean Revisited” Triptych by Roxene Sloate

 

“The Looking Forward-Glancing Back” Exhibition Chair, Beth Scher, is among the impressive artists whose work will be exhibited. Her powerful embroidered portraits of female soldiers appeared as a Cover Story in the Huffington Post. Denise Philipbar, the Juror for the show, is an artist, critic and curator living in the Washington DC metro area, who holds an MFA in painting from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

 

"Blue Ridge" by Carolyn Barth

“Blue Ridge” by Carolyn Barth

 

 

In addition to this excellent exhibition, NAWA’s Scholarship Fundraiser is being held during the Opening Reception. Artist Cynthia Maronet is delighted to be coordinating NAWA Florida’s second 6 x 6 Project that celebrates members’ talent and the extraordinary Scholarship Program. Artist members create paintings, collages, or mixed media works on 6” x 6” canvases, which go on sale for $50 each.

 

Emalee Andre

Painting by Emalee Andre

 

 

These artworks donated by the artists are an investment in the lives of young female artists. The Scholarship Committee selects three young women from the 2015 graduating class of the Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach. Each will receive a $2000 scholarship and the opportunity to have their work exhibited at the Armory during the “Looking Forward‐Glancing Back” Exhibition.

 

"Urban Garden" by Helene Kleiner

“Urban Garden” by Helene Kleiner

Established in 1889, NAWA is the oldest professional women’s fine arts group in the United States. Founded in New York City, the not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization fosters public awareness and empowers, supports, and encourages women artists. The Florida Chapter of NAWA was the first regional chapter in the country. All artists wishing to join the Florida Chapter must first be juried into the Association Headquarters in New York City. 

 

 

Watercolor by Harriet Waldman

Watercolor by Harriet Waldman

 

 

NAWA welcomes applications from professional women artists as well as emerging and student artists who are U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents, 18 years of age or older. To learn more about this prestigious organization visit www.nawafl.com, and please attend the Armory reception on March 13th.

 

 

 

"Epic" by Hilary Pulitzer

“Epic” by Hilary Pulitzer

 

 

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Can a Business Community Succeed Without Culture? Palm Beach Chamber Of Commerce Meeting

What do business owners consider when relocating their enterprises?  The Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce invites you to breakfast and an exchange of views.  Rena Blades, President and CEO of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, will moderate a panel discussion on music, drama and the visual arts with three leaders in the community:  Daniel Biaggi  (Palm Beach Opera),  Hope Alswang (Norton Museum of Art)  and SueEllen Beryl (Palm Beach Dramaworks).  The Rickie Report looks forward to the event and shares the details with you here.  

 

 

 

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Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce 2014 Guide. Cover artwork by Cheryl Maeder

 

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WHAT’S CULTURE GOT TO DO WITH BUSINESS PROFITS?

CAN A BUSINESS COMMUNITY SUCCEED WITHOUT CULTURE?

 

 

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

 

Chamber President Kevin Lamb will open the February 13th meeting at The Breakers Palm Beach at 8:15.  Chamber members attend the monthly breakfasts at no charge.   Future members may attend by making reservations on-line at www.palmbeachchamber.com. for $40 in advance or $50 at the door.  Seating is limited.  Early reservations are encouraged.

 

 

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Palm Beach Dramaworks

 

 

 

Palm Beach County is poised to grow with the relocation of businesses around the country.  What do the decision-makers consider when relocating their businesses?  What are they looking for?   The BDB has long stressed the importance of location conveniences, strong educational opportunities, local talent and a community that offers a diverse cultural experience.  

 

 

 

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The arts are important!   Learn more about  Palm Beach County, Florida’s cultural capital and the wealth of offerings available that continue to draw new industries here.  Rena Blades, president and CEO of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, will moderate a panel discussion on music, drama and the visual arts with three leaders in the community:  Daniel Biaggi  (Palm Beach Opera),  Hope Alswang (Norton Museum of Art)  and SueEllen Beryl (Palm Beach Dramaworks) .

 

 

 

 

Harriet Himmel Theater, Home of Palm Beach Opera

Harriet Himmel Theater, Home of Palm Beach Opera

 

 

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Receives Bernays Award

for Excellence in Marketing and Public Relations

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County received the Bernays Award for its marketing and public relations campaign surrounding “The Deep and the Shallow: Photographers Exploring a Watery World” exhibition. The award was for a project by or on behalf of a non-profit organization.
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The “Deep and the Shallow” campaign was deemed by the Gold Coast Public Relations Council to be the best campaign in South Florida at communicating the mission and reach of the Council in Palm Beach County, as well as the Council’s dedication to local artists through education, opportunities to exhibit, and marketing and public relations support. The awareness campaign consisted of collateral materials, news releases to local media, a catalog, exhibition, lecture series, magazine feature article and cover, all featuring the original photography of Palm Beach County artists, including the “Shark Whisperer” Jim Abernethy. “The Cultural Council is honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Marilyn Bauer, director of marketing and government affairs for the council. ‘To be recognized for our work in support of local artists is very gratifying.”

From “Deep and Shallow”

The Gold Coast Public Relations Council is the largest independent organization of public relations, marketing and communications professionals in South Florida, with members coming from Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties. The group awarded the Cultural Council the Bernays Award during its 10th annual awards program at the Boca Dunes Golf and Country Club in Boca Raton on January 24.
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The award is named after Edward J. Bernays, considered the “father” of public relations.  The “Deep and the Shallow” exhibition of underwater photography was held from November 21 to January 18 at the Council’s main exhibition space and headquarters in the 1940 Streamline Moderne-style Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. landmark building at 601 Lake Avenue, in Lake Worth.
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About the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County:

The Cultural Council is the official arts and culture support agency for Palm Beach County serving non-profit organizations, individual artists and arts districts. The Council markets the county’s cultural experiences to visitors and residents, administers grants, expands arts and cultural education, advocates for funding and arts-friendly policies and serves the arts community through capacity building training and exposure to funders and audiences.   Connect with the Council at www.palmbeachculture.com   or 561-471-2901. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

 

 

For more information please contact   Laurel Baker 655.3282 laurel@palmbeachchamber.com  or Rena Blades, 471.2901 or rblades@palmbeachculture.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291