Amber Moran’s Art. Prints. Apparel Studio Offers Special FREE Art Activities For All Ages During Martin Artisans Guild’s Open Studio Tour. Make And Take Projects, Name A New Painting On January 18 & 19

Its time to plan your route for the Martin Artisans Guild Open Studio Tour!  Stop by Amber Moran‘s Art.Print.Apparel Studio on Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19.  Amber is offering visitors two once in a lifetime experiences:  You can submit your suggestion for the title of a new painting, (Whoever is chosen will win a limited edition 16×20″ signed print of that piece) and you can take one of her paintings and make it your own by extending the artwork into the mat!  Besides these FREE activities, you will enjoy appetizers and beverages while you visit her studio.  Amber is an award winning artist who happens to live in Martin County. Her artworks sell worldwide. Bealls Florida partnered with Amber to create fine art exclusively for the Bealls Florida, Art & Sol Brand for women and men’s apparel, accessories and home goods.  Everyone is invited to the Elliott Museum to preview the Tour from January 8 -12, including the Tour Taste Reception on January 10.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to stop by Studio #8!  

 

 

 

A M B E R      M O R A N

Art.Print.Apparel Studio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL  PREVIEW  OF   THE   TOUR:

JANUARY 8-12, 2020:

Preview Works by 42 Artists in the 2020 Martin County Studio Tour

 

JANUARY 10, 2020 Tour Taste Reception:

6 – 8 PM


AT  THE  
ELLIOTT MUSEUM

825 Northeast Ocean Boulevard    Stuart, Florida 34996
(772) 225-1961

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARTIN  ARTISANS  GUILD  OPEN  STUDIO  TOUR

 

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18

&

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19

STUDIO # 8

 

 

 

 

Amber Moran Studio #8 
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  • Watch as Amber Moran works on a new piece of artwork and submit your suggestion for a title.  Whoever is chosen will win a limited edition 16 x 20″ signed print!

  • Get creative and create an art piece of your own by using one of Amber’s artworks and extending the artwork out into the mat! See why she’s called the “Watercolor & Ink Artist, ‘Thinking outside the box’~

  • Browse the home and studio galleries

  • Enjoy appetizers and drinks (wine, non alcoholic beverages) during the tour.

  • Support the local art scene by purchasing  Amber’s Fine Art, Limited Edition prints, and apparel.

 

 

 

Watch The Video:

 MARTIN COUNTY STUDIO ART TOUR

 

Amber Moran, one of the Martin Artisans Guild artists exhibiting at the Palm Room in Stuart, FL

 

 

Amber M. Moran is a watercolor and ink artist residing in Hobe Sound, Florida, home to some of the most beautiful natural areas in the state.  Her artistic style of “Thinking out of the box” creates a unique “window” and colorful take on the Florida lifestyle. She gains inspiration from the sights and sounds, including the beaches, canals and nearby fishing villages. She draws the viewer into each painting so they feel as if they are swimming in the coral with the fish, canoeing under the cypress trees, and hearing the sounds blowing through the palm trees. A regional, national and international award-winning artist, Amber’s distinct style and riotous colors share her passion for coastal conservation. “I have always felt very passionate about color and detail.” 

 

“Life Under The Dock” by Amber Moran

 

Amber attended SUNY Alfred State where she earned her Computer Art and Design degree. She continued on to the University at Buffalo and earned her Bachelors in Studio Art.  Amber then earned her Master’s degree in General Education as a Graduate Assistant at Elmira College in New York State.  In 2015 Amber was in the top five of the Next Bealls Florida Artist Competition and in 2016 she partnered with Bealls Florida and created numerous fine art designs for men and women’s apparel, home goods and accessories. She has been published many times in the Marlin International Magazine and was the Billfish Foundation 2015 Featured Artist of the Year.  She has been the featured poster artist for the juried ArtiGras Fine Art Festival, Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts, the Stuart ArtsFest and the 2020 Cedar Key, Old Florida Festival of the Arts. She has created designs for well-known sport fishing tournaments such as the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament in Morehead City, NC and the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic in Destin, FL.

 

 

 

 

Viewer looking at “Inked Octo” by Amber Moran

 

 

 

 

She has designed the Annual Martin County Lionfish Round-Up designs each year from the tournaments beginning 9 years ago. Amber’s artwork hangs proudly on walls all over the United States and internationally.  Amber’s passion for coastal conservation not only enhances her art, but also encourages her and her husband’s two Florida born boys to care for and protect our wildlife and marine environment.  Amber tells The Rickie Report, “I gain inspiration every day from sights and sound, including our Florida beaches, canals and nearby fishing villages.  My goal is to draw you in as the viewer, into my art. I want to help the viewer focus in on a particular section of my artwork while seeing the whole picture. I achieve this by creating a focus that casts a “window” of color on a section of the painting with watercolor paints. I then extend my work out onto the mat with black watercolor paint and ink. I like to think of this as “thinking outside the box”. 

 

 

 

For more information:

www.AmberMMoran.com

AmberMMoran@yahoo.com

https://www.instagram.com/ambermmoran/

https://www.facebook.com/AmberMMoranCustomArt

 

 

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Marine And Wildlife Artist, Amber Moran, Is Featured At Wellington Art Society Meeting. Public Is Invited On December 12

Marine and wildlife artist, Amber Moran will be the featured demonstrator for the Wellington Art Society‘s meeting on Wednesday, December 12.  The public is invited to this free event to network and meet the artists.  It takes place at the Wellington Community Center  and includes a Meet and Greet, Demonstration and a unique raffle (proceeds go to the Art Scholarship Fund).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To Wellington Art Society Meeting

Wednesday,  December 12, 2018

 

6:30 pm

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

 

FEATURES:

 

 

 MARINE AND WILDLIFE ARTIST

AMBER MORAN

 This is event is open to members and non-members

 

 

 

 

 

“Loggerhead Taxi Service” by Amber Moran

 

 

Amber Moran was born on a farm in central New York State and learned to love the outdoors and the value of hard work. She and her brother raised and sold flowers and pumpkins which helped pay their way through college. Amber was always drawing or painting trees and animals.  Her parents were talented artisans who always encouraged her art and after her first visit to an art gallery, Amber knew that art was her calling.  Amber received an Associates Degree in Computer and Art Design from SUNY Alfred State and earned a Bachelors Degree in Studio Art at the University of Buffalo and worked toward a Masters Degree in General Education at Elmira College.

 

 

Her love of watercolors came years later when she began painting again when her children were small.  She stopped trying to be so intricate and went with the flow and had fun.  This led her to thinking outside the box and using ink to add illustrations over the layered and textured water colors.  She is influenced by the tropical setting in Florida and combines watercolor and ink creating a unique and colorful take on the coastal lifestyle. 

 

 

 

 

Arti Gras 2017 Poster by Amber Moran

 

 

 

Amber and her husband and children moved to Martin County in 2004 and are very  involved in environmental causes.  She is a member of the Bullfish Foundation with their Lionfish Program and creates and donates art for the Lionfish Roundup each year.  She works with the Association of Environmental Professionals and with different Sports Fishing Tournaments who donate to specific organizations.  She also belongs to the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce and the Martin County Arts Council.  She has won many awards, is featured in local  magazines and shows her art work in many venues throughout Florida.

 

 

Amber tells The Rickie Report, “I’m in love with the vastness of the ocean, the mystery of the Florida canals and rivers and the peacefulness of the bush where the only sound is the palms blowing in the wind”.

 

 

 

 

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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17th Annual Hobe Sound Festival Of The Arts Features 250+ Artists To Line Dixie Highway February 3 -4, 2018

Hobe Sound will welcome the nation’s top artists and skilled artisans for the 17th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts on February 3 and 4th.  The free outdoor exhibit features hundreds of gallery-style booths filled with every medium of fine art lining Dixie Highway.  This juried art fair and vetted craft fair brings over 250 artists for the weekend event.  Hobe Sound’s very own watercolor award winning artist, Amber M. Moran has created a unique and original painting for the annual Commemorative Poster.  This event is presented by the Martin Health System, hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce and produced by Howard Alan Events.The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

17th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

Saturday, February 3rd

&

Sunday, February 4th

 

10 am – 5 pm Both Days

 

11954 SE Dixie Highway  Hobe Sound, FL 33445

Free and open to the public

 Josh Fradis’ Handblown Glass Undersea Creatures

 

 

Festival At-A-Glance:

  • Free Admission

  • Produced by Howard Alan Events

  • Juried outdoor showcase

  • Original Art

  • Handmade in America

  • 250+ exhibitors from throughout Florida and the United States

  • Prices set to suit all budgets

  • All artists are on site for duration of festival

  • Friendly, well-behaved pets on leashes welcome

  • Green Market

  • Free Parking and trolly available at Pine School 12350 SE Federal Highway 

  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 “Ladies” by NYC Artist John Cheng

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 33-years established company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Alexandria, VA; Aspen, CO; Sarasota, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation.

Please visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

Handcrafted earrings by Marilyn Hodges

 

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Hobe Sound Festival Of The Arts Returns February 4 -5 As Official Poster Is Unveiled Plus Children’s Art Contest

The wildly popular Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts Returns February 4 – 5, bringing 250+ national artists and craft artisans to line Dixie Highway.  Don’t miss the unveiling of the Festival posters created by local 4th and 5th grade.  The official Festival of the Arts poster is created by noted area artist and Jenson Beach resident Barbara Lapham who will judge the winning Children’s Poster Art Contest. The contest is organized by the GFWC Hobe Sound Women’s Club.  The free, outdoor event features a fully juried art fair and a vetted craft fair.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

Saturday, February 4

and

Sunday, February 5

 10 am – 5 pm

 

 

Hobe Sound, SE Dixie Highway

Navigational Address: 11954 SE Dixie Hwy., Hobe Sound FL 33445

Free and open to the public

 

Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts – Something For All Ages!

 

The Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts is presented by Martin Health System, hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber and produced by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows. The Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts represents original artwork, handmade in America and selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants. HAE’s careful vetting process also ensures a wide array of mediums and price ranges will be offered during the Festival. Craft artisans, selected through American Craft Endeavors (ACE) offer affordable, original and practical works including a full green market of edible and living ornamental items.

 

Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts – Something For Everyone!

 

 

 

 

Residents and visitors are invited to stroll amidst life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics and more from the artists who are on site to discuss their inspirations and processes for each hand-made work. Parking is free and pets on leashes are always welcomed.

 

 

 

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery

Showcasing local and national artists

Vetted, affordable craft items

Original handmade artwork

More than 150 artists from 30 different states and more than 100 craft artisans

Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants

All artists on site for duration of festival

Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

Craft festival featuring Greenmarket

Free parking and pets on leashes welcome

 

 

Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts – Pet Friendly

 

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 33-years established company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Alexandria, VA; Aspen, CO; Juno Beach, FL; Downtown Delray Beach, FL, Boca Raton, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation.

 

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Coconut Point Art Festival (Estero, FL), Downtown Dunedin Art and Craft Festivals (Dunedin, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

 

 

For additional information on the 16th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit  www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

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Hobe Sound Mural Project Highlights Highwayman Artist Jimmy Stovall

A new piece of Florida history is being created on a section of Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound!   Highwayman artist Jimmy Stovall is lending his vision and talents to Hobe Sound Murals Project #18, on the Jenkins Landscape building at 12260 SE Dixie Hwy, one-half mile south of Bridge Road.  The Rickie Report shares images and an invitation to drive to Hobe Sound and experience this growing Mural Project.  Kudos to Landmark Arts Coordinator, Nadia Utto, for spearheading this non-profit public art initiative!  We urge you to drive by slowly and take a peek! 

 

 

 

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Landmark ARTS Inc

non profit public art

Presents:

Highwayman Painter, Jimmy Stovall

Creates a Mural

Hobe Sound,  Florida

The public is invited to stop by as this mural is still in progress at:

Jenkins Landscape

12260 SE Dixie Hwy, one-half mile south of Bridge Road

 

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17 Hobe Sound murals have been completed thus far, thanks to the significant volunteer efforts of over 40 regional artists. The murals project also began offering informative and fun tours this year.   Artists are welcome to get involved.

Go to www.landmarkarts.us

 

 

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Local professional artist Nadia Utto, who has been the Hobe Sound Murals project coordinator since 2009, is facilitating this project, assisted by artist Heather Stevens Weese. Hobe Sound Murals is part of Landmark Arts, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to “Creating Community Culture.”

 

 

 

Original Painting by Highwayman Jimmy Stovall, the inspiration for the Jenkins Mural in Hobe Sound

Original Painting by Highwayman Jimmy Stovall, the inspiration for the Jenkins Landscaping Mural in Hobe Sound

 

 

Much of the original travel route from Detroit to Miami, Dixie Highway,  has been absorbed into modern routes.  A new piece of Florida history is being created on a section of Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound! Highwayman artist Jimmy Stovall is lending his vision and talents to Hobe Sound Murals Project #18, on the Jenkins Landscape building at 12260 SE Dixie Hwy, one-half mile south of Bridge Road.

 

Highwayman, Jimmy Stovall works with Muralist in Hobe Sound at Jenkins Landscaping

Highwayman, Jimmy Stovall works with Muralist in Hobe Sound at Jenkins Landscaping

 

Jimmy’s work reflects his continuing interest in preserving the vision of the pristine Florida he remembers from his youth, and the countryside vista in this mural includes two of his signature motifs – a serene distant horizon and a radiant Poinciana tree. This genre is also location-appropriate, as three generations of the Jenkins family have provided idyllic and design balanced landscapes for over 56 years.

 

Business owners Harold and Susan Jenkins, who have long admired the beauty and scenic topics of Highwaymen paintings, are proud to sponsor this one-of-a-kind mural on their newly renovated building façade.

 

 

Mural #8 at GFWC Women's Club

Hobe Sound Mural #8 at GFWC Women’s Club “Pillars Of The Community”

 

Jimmy is one of “The Highwaymen” painters, from the Ft. Pierce area, who sold their Florida landscape paintings door-to-door and out of their vehicles along local roadways from the 1950s through 80s. The Highwaymen finally achieved recognition in the 1990s, when critics began to praise the uniqueness of their folk art, fast oil painting style and self-promotion techniques.

 

 

Hobe Sound Mural #3  "Ocean Jazz"

Hobe Sound Mural #3 “Ocean Jazz”

 

Jimmy holds the unusual distinction of being known as “The 27th Highwayman.” Although he is acknowledged by his peers as a true member of the group, he was in Miami after Hurricane Andrew and was not available to be interviewed for what would become a book about 26 painters of this ‘outsider art’ style.

 

 

Hobe Sound Mural #13 "Four Seasons"

Hobe Sound Mural #13 “Four Seasons”

 

Jimmy is the last painter who was personally taught his craft by one of the founding Highwaymen, Alfred Hair, who had been mentored by the well-known A.E. “Beanie” Backus. Both Hair and Backus have been inducted into the Florida’s Artists Hall of Fame.  This mural will also be the very first publicly accessible exterior mural by a Highwayman.

 

 

For more information, please contact project coordinator Nadia Utto:  561-762-9202

nadiautto@comcast.net    www.landmarkarts.us

Landmark Arts, Inc.      PO Box 533, Hobe Sound, FL 33475

Contact the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce

772-546-4724 for more information on upcoming scheduled tours.

 

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