ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Call For Entries Continues As We Celebrate Bud Root-Michels, Virtual Artist In Residence For July

ENDANGERED Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest encourages those artists and photographers who are committed to and focused on using their talent to support wildlife and the environment. Artists and Photographers ages 9 and up are encouraged to apply to this exhibition. The Virtual Artist in Residence Program is awarded monthly to the artist or photographer who has submitted 3 or more entries to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2020. The Rickie Report introduces Bud Root-Michelsthe July, 2020 Virtual Artist-In-Residence and more details of how to apply. Artists are urged to apply before the September 30, 2020 deadline to be part of this exhibition!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENDANGERED   Fine Art & Photography   Contest

VIRTUAL   ARTIST   In   RESIDENCE  

 July, 2020

We are delighted to introduce you to

 BUD   ROOT-MICHELS

 

Multitalented artist, traveler, conservationist and dreamer

“I touched the face of Mother Nature while keeping my hand intact.”

 

 

“I Will Always Have Your Back”  Charcoal, Sumi Ink, Acrylic, Sculpted Bas-Relief background and 23K Gold Leaf.  

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

We present here a taster of Bud’s work. To see more visit  https://budrootmichels.com

 

 

 

 

“I believe that the natural landscape is the fingerprint of God”

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Bud Root-Michels – In His Own Words

 

Since my youth in Michigan and Colorado and subsequent travels, I have filled my senses with the rawness, beauty and power of our natural world. I was always outdoors near water and in woods. My first eleven years in Alaska, I lived in the wilderness where I raised my children. I touched the face of Mother Nature while keeping my hand intact. I learned to abide by nature’s rules or suffer the consequences. 

 

 

 

“Scratching Post”  Charcoal, Sumi Ink, 23K Gold Leaf

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

My fascination, respect and understanding of wild animal and bird behavior deepened. I observed how each species acts within its family group, and has predictable behavior with other species because they, too, abide by nature’s rules.

 

 

 

“A Key Moment”  Charcoal, Sumi Ink, 23K Gold Leaf

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

I am deeply saddened so many magnificent species are endangered and die prematurely on our watch. This moved me to paint rare blue herons, egrets, tigers, jaguars, leopards, and eagles, followed by a series of polar bears, snow leopards, cheetahs, and hummingbirds with their protective goddesses.

 

 

“River Crossing”  Charcoal, Sumi Ink, Acrylic, 23K Gold Leaf

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.

 

As a lifelong artist my work evolves and yet contains elements I discovered 40 years ago. I used to be rigorous about working with one medium at a time; be it gouache, acrylic, oil, ink, scratchboard, watercolor or colored pencils. Currently I explore mixed mediums pushing each to and occasionally over the limit.   Removing this restriction gifts me with new knowledge, deep creative joy, freedom and ease.

 

 

 

“Nectar of Gold”  Acrylic, Sumi Ink, Sculpted Bas-Relief

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

In Japan I was exposed to Sumi Calligraphy and the subtle colors used by Japanese artists.  I was intrigued then and now by the harmony of their minimalism.  In Italy and France I saw the reflective beauty of gold leaf in early icons and medieval paintings and the charcoal and terracotta under painting of the Renaissance painters.

 

In my latest Southwest Series I use graphite, or Sumi ink and charcoal, and 23K gold leaf on a sculpted background to celebrate the energetic habits of wild mustangs, elks, swans, Arabian horses, bobcats, coyote, deer, egrets, red tailed hawks, owls, quail, ravens, raccoons and wolves. ​

 

 

“Water’s Edge”  Charcoal, Sumi Ink, Acrylic, 23K Gold Leaf

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Bud’s Inspiration

 

Animals and conservation are important to me for several reasons, I have lived in Alaska, in the past, for over 22 years. Eleven of those years, I lived in the wilderness. I got to observe wild animals in their natural habitat. I got to see the changes of seasons happen before my eyes; Long summers with 24 hours of sunshine. Being “dog tired” at 4am because I forgot to go to bed.  Short crisp Fall days happened with a rapidly decreasing sun each successive day. Rain and snow flurries putting a real urgency in having everything necessary done before you were wintered in.  If you were not prepared for winter, you would not be allowed to see another spring (Mother Nature’s Rule). 

Winter was a quiet time except for the sound of some trees “cracking” when their sap froze.

 

 

 

“Discovery”  Graphite, Sumi Ink and 23K Gold Leaf

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

A mournful howl of a hungry wolf. Coyotes verbally keeping in touch with their hunting parties. Howling winds and blizzards.  Everything was bathed in indigo blue.

I got to live as a free human animal. I got to build a shelter, store food, raise offspring, defend my turf.  It was good to be at the top of earth’s food chain.

All living creatures require our respect, for their being here, and having their place here, and it is our responsibility “as top dog Humans” to care for and to be an advocate at all times for them.  

 

 

 

“Red Tailed Hawk”   Charcoal, Graphite, 23K Gold Leaf

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

Why Enter the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest?

 

 

In 2016 I was included in Art4Apes group show that was held in Miami FL.  My wife and I spent a very lovely Basel week at the daily Gallery functions that were provided for the artists’ continuing education on doing the business side of their art. 

The inclusion of my oil painting “Great Egret” was a real honor for me.  Because of being included in ENDANGERED Art4Apes show, my fine art career has flourished more and more each year since then.  I now have three quality art galleries representing my work. In the past two years they have sold 23 paintings between them. 

 

 

 

“Bosque Great Egret”  Oil on canvas.  

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

This year I have entered the 2020 art4apes contest. I hope to be able to give back now. 

If you are serious about being a professional artist I recommend that you enter this contest.

Having been chosen to exhibit in 2016, finally gave gallery owners validity in my work because

“I was invited to show at Basel Week”.

 

 

 

“I Saw You First”  Charcoal, Sumi Ink with 23K Gold Leaf

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

How Can Artists Help?

 

Why do we have Threatened and Endangered species? 

Habitat loss?  Changing climate? Exploitation?  

These are mainly “Top dog human” causes.

We all have some special talent or abilities to be responsible, good tenants of this Earth and to our fellow roommates.

I am an artist.  This is the talent I was given and nurtured. I am capable of producing images that are worth 1000 words now.  I choose to do my part (as a good roommate) to show many of our planet’s diverse creatures, in their free state of being, so that maybe those that see my images will get the picture on what it needs to be, not what it is right now.

 

 

 

“Misty Morning”   Charcoal, Sumi Ink with 23K Gold Leaf

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.

 

See more of Bud’s work at:  https://budrootmichels.com

 

 

 

8th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 

 

 

Enter Now!  

 

 

 

https://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1661

 

 

Deadline for submission 30th September, 2020.

 

Details: https://www.Art4Apes.com     Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com 

 

This global, juried, online art contest focuses attention on the plight of endangered/threatened species/habitats.  The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either

  • Celebration of the beauty of endangered or threatened species/habitats
  • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats

Categories for Entry:

Fine Art (including sculpture, jewelry and wearable art) 

Fine Art Photography (digital manipulation accepted)

Young Artists (birthdays on or after October 1st, 2001).  (We will accept individual or class/group entries.)

We are sorry, but we cannot accept video or film entries in the contest.  

 

Each entry of a single image must be accompanied by a donation of $25 USD that goes directly to the Center for Great Apes http://www.CenterForGreatApes.org. 

Young Artists enter one image accompanied by a donation of $5 USD.  There is no limit on the number of entries that may be made. 

Cash prizes totaling $3,250 will be awarded in both Fine Art and Fine Art Photography categories. 

Cash prizes totaling $500 USD will be awarded in the Young Artists Contest.

Prizewinners plus an invited selection of entries of significant merit will be offered places in the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition. 

 

PLEASE READ THE SECTION BELOW

Covid-19 Impact on Exhibition

Planning an exhibition in the Covid-19 era presents significant issues.  We hope for the best but must consider that resurgence of the virus could force last-minute cancellation or strict social distancing severely limiting visitor numbers.  We will make a decision mid-summer as to whether the real-life exhibition will take place. 

The Juried Contest to determine the winners of our $7,000 in prize money will go ahead, closing date 30th September.  

We are developing an exciting virtual exhibition to run regardless of the Covid-19 situation.  This exhibition will run from November 1 to December 31, 2020.  Jury scores (and fit with the theme) will determine the top placed pieces that will get the best positioning.  We will be able to feature 100 pieces in the virtual 2-month show rather than the 50 we can accommodate in the real-life show.  Another great plus is that we will be able to feature EVERY entry as we will reserve an additional 25 places for a “rolling exhibition” so every piece will be featured for at least 5-7 days.  

All pieces may be offered for sale (or not depending on preference) and we will be including links to artist websites and bios as well as full details on the piece.  

We are planning interesting online events to run during the exhibition.

This will be a wonderful opportunity to showcase the work of all entrants to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest.

 

Please note:  Entries made after May 31st are not refundable should the physical exhibition not take place.  Entries made before May 31st will be refunded providing the artist notifies Lindsey@art4apes by June 30th.  

Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

VIRTUAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM

 

Art4Apes wants to encourage those artists and photographers who are committed to and focused on using their talent to support wildlife and the environment. This program is designed to showcase their work and support their communication with audiences who appreciate their message.  

The Virtual Artist in Residence Program is awarded monthly to the artist (or photographer) who has submitted 3 or more entries to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2020 and has been selected by the Curatorial Committee as best interpreting the aims of the Contest.

The successful Artist will be featured and promoted by Art4Apes for one month and will receive the following opportunities:

  • Weekly social media posts featuring your artwork
  • You will be featured in our monthly newsletter
  • We will design an eflyer for you to send out to clients and contacts
  • We will set up a dedicated page for you on the Art4Apes website 
    • You will have the opportunity to craft a personal message about your art and commitment to wildlife and the environment.  
    • We will include your full bio and artist statement
    • We will include a virtual gallery of up to 10 pieces of your work
    • We will issue news updates featuring your current work, exhibitions, awards, direction of new work etc.
    • We will feature your work in an article in The Rickie Report – South Florida’s most influential online arts report. 
    • We will offer up to 5 pieces of work for sale on our online website (price to include a 30% donation to the Center for Great Apes. 

We regret that we cannot offer this to Young Artists at the moment.  

Artists can only be featured once a year.  

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

Enter Now!  

 

https://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1661

Deadline for submission 30th September, 2020.

 

 

 

 

Proceeds benefit the Center for Great Apes

https://www.centerforgreatapes.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sally Cooper is Featured Artist At Coral Springs Museum Of Art. Opening Reception On Thursday, December 6 Is Free And Open To The Public

Thirty-four pieces of Sally Cooper‘s award winning original fine art will be featured at the Coral Springs Museum of Art in the  “Journey to Abstraction” exhibit.  Everyone is invited to the complimentary Opening Reception on Thursday, December 6.   The exhibit runs from December 1 – 29, 2018.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and all of the details about this exhibit and Sally ‘s upcoming workshops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coral Springs Museum of Art

2855A Coral Springs Drive    Coral Springs, FL 33065

Open:  Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

954-340-5000

 

 

 

Coral Springs Museum of Art

P R E S E N T S:

“Journey to Abstraction” 

by

 

S a l l y     C o o p e r

 

Opening Reception/Meet the Artist

Thursday, December 6

6 – 8 pm

Opening Reception is complimentary*

Exhibit is available December 1 through December 29, 2018

 

 

*The Opening Reception is complimentary.  There is a slight charge for visiting the museum during the week and the admission varies for children, seniors and adults.  This information along with directions to the museum is on their website www.coralspringsmuseum.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conversation in Blue” by Sally Cooper

 

 

 

 

 

Sally Cooper tells The Rickie Report, ” My artistic journey began at a young age. At that time I was only interested in capturing an image or photo-likeness.  A big change occurred in my work in 1980 when I was introduced to painting non-objectively in a Creative Watercolor workshop taught by Miles Batt.  A whole world opened and I was hooked!  I began to experiment in non-traditional ways with acrylics, gesso and various polymer mediums.  I also became extremely interested in Asian calligraphy and sought out different books on the subject.  The powerful flying brush strokes, the splashes of fresh ink/paint and the spontaneous fluid movement have been influential and I began to incorporate my own personal calligraphy and mark-making into my paintings”.

 

“Red Ginger” by Sally Cooper

 

 

 

 

It has been almost 40 years since Sally took that Creative Watercolor workshop and her work today is about a creative process rather than a specific image or place.  She works intuitively and enjoys the direct experience of the art-making – the process, the spontaneity and surprise elements of painting.  Sally shares her enthusiasm and knowledge through classes and workshops (see below).

 

 

“Everglades” by Sally Cooper

 

 

 

 

 

Sally explains, “Starting with a primed large unstretched canvas I build my abstracts layer by layer.  I start by placing triadic colors (three hues, equally spaced on the color wheel), plus raw umber, white and black for tinting and shading the colors – mix a few together, grab a brush and then follow intuitive promptings and apply a big gestural linear mark or brushstroke that comes from deep within.  These intuitive promptings are like a dance.  I quickly move back and forth applying marks, keeping some, veiling over others, stepping back every so often, studying, looking, moving, deciding which marks to keep and which marks to take away. This play or process continues until a painting evolves”.

 

 

 

 

 

“Blue Rhapsody” by Sally Cooper

 

 

 

 

Sally’s paintings have garnered many awards and much praise. Her work has been published in The Artist’s Magazine ( First Place/2017/National competition for ” Conversation in Blue” which was published in March 2018 issue);  Art Journey Abstract Painting, A Celebration of Contemporary Art (2017); Artist’s Magazine 2015 Cover image and feature article; Acrylic Artist, Professional Artist and The Artist’s Magazines.  She is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society and a member of Chroma Paints Independent Teaching Program for their Atelier Interactive acrylic paints and mediums.  

 

 

 

Sally teaches  Discovering Abstract Painting and a unique Expressive Abstract – Large Scale Painting Workshop at Old School Square Creative Arts School in Delray Beach.  www.oldschoolsquare.org 

She is offering a Creative Abstract Workshop in Fort Myers  January 14-17, 2019   Register at: http://fortmyersbeachart.com/workshops.php

She is offering  a Marks, Shapes & Neutrals Workshop in Dayton Beach :  Email: artleague@bellsouth.net

 

 

 

 

For more information about Sally’s artwork, classes or exhibits:

www.oldschoolsquare.org.

www.sally-cooper.com

www.facebook.com/sallycooperart/

www.instagram.com/sallycooperart/

 

 

 

 

 

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

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“A Colorful Kingdom” Features Tiffany Beasi And Melissa Mastrangelo At Sunrise Civic Center Gallery

Tiffany Beasi and Melissa Mastrangelo are the Featured Artists at the Sunrise Civic Center Gallery from July 20th through September 1st.  Everyone is invited to a free, Public Reception on Friday, July 27th.  You will experience vivid colors, meet these two passionate artists, and see their interpretation of “A Colorful Kingdom”. All ages will identify with the artworks and be enthused by what they see!  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S  :

 

 

 

Art Reception:

Friday, July 27th

6  – 9 PM 

Light refreshments including fruit, cheese, dips, popcorn chicken, wine, soft drinks, water, coffee, other snacks will be served.

 

Exhibit is available July 20 – September 1, 2018

 

 

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday and Friday   10:00 am to 5:00 pm

 Wednesday and Thursday  Noon to 7:00 pm

 Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

 

Sunrise Civic Center Theatre and Art Gallery

10610 W Oakland Park Blvd, Sunrise, FL 33351

(954) 747-4646

 

 

 

 

T i f f a n y      B e a s i

 

Tiffany Beasi is a professional painter, muralist and art director with 15 years experience. Tiffany has been drawing since childhood and holds a degree in graphic design from UCF. As an award-winning creative, she has generated commercial art for clients as Walt Disney World, Core Communities, Orlando Magic, Hard Rock International, Roadhouse Grill, Garden of Life and Cafe Tu Tu Tango.

 

In recent years, Tiffany has exhibited her work in several group art shows including House of Blues Folk Art Festival, Sun Fest and Aesop’s Fable Tables in West Palm Beach, Gibson Guitar Town in Orlando and Hard Rock Hotels Velvet Lounge. Her public art projects and murals span the state of Florida and are located in Coral Springs, St. Cloud, Palm Harbor, West Palm Beach, Orlando and Lake Worth. In the next few years, Tiffany hopes to expand her public art projects with the focus on environmental awareness themes.

 

 

 

” A Good Life” Mural by Tiffany Beasi

 

 

Tiffany tells The Rickie Report, “When I start with an idea, I am inspired by music, animals and the environment around me. I paint what I see and feel. I love to create things that not only I can grow from but that will inspire others as well. Most of the time, I use acrylic paint on canvas but I do create on functional materials like shoes, skateboards, surfboards, chairs, walls and guitars”.

Growing Is Key” by Tiffany Beasi

Tiffany says, “My vivid color scheme has developed over the years from being a Florida native. The Florida landscape is bright and drowned in dynamic colors. Absorbing this eye-catching landscape has inspired my work. I don’t really stick to one subject matter just like I don’t listen to the same music or eat the same things everyday. Life is to short to paint the same thing everyday. My style is creating. When I am done with a painting, I feel a sense of self-worth and accomplishment and have a happy smile on my face”.

 

 

Melissa   Mastrangelo 

 

Melissa Mastrangelo is originally from Upstate NY, but has found her true home here in South Florida. She graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a Bachelors in Fine Arts, and has been drawing and painting since childhood. Her work has been displayed at multiple local breweries and cafes, here in FL, most recently at Oceana Cafe in Tequesta.

 

 

 

Jelly Fish by Melissa Mastrangelo

 

 

Her love and passion for nature, especially the sea, is heavily reflected in her work. Her paintings mainly depict colorful sea creatures, waves, and tropical landscapes. Melissa is an avid scuba diver and paddleboarder, further adding inspiration from the natural beauty all around here. She prefers a more stylistic approach to painting, working off of photographs but adding her own personal touch. Use of vibrant colors and different textures (splatter/use of palette knife) is what makes her work unique. Her favorite medium is acrylic paint, but she also enjoys drawing with ink pens and watercoloring, which is how her zentangle creations are born.

 

 

 

 

Melissa Mastrangelo with her “Fairy Tale House” Public Art Project in W. Palm Beach, FL

 

 

Melissa also runs a “Paint and Sip” company, Mobile Masterpieces, in which she teaches acrylic on canvas. So to keep things interesting, she loves to paint on recycled guitars, decks, and boards as well. Most recently she has begun a “Porthole” series on used vinyl records with 3D printed frames. 

 

 

 For more information about Tiffany Beasi:

Email   artist@tiffanybeasi.com

 www.TiffanyBeasi.com

www.Unleashedartworks.com

Follow Me On:

Instagram

Facebook

For more information about Melissa Mastrangelo:

 

To see more of her artwork visit facebook.com/dreamincolor26

Instagram @dreamincolorart 

email at dreamincolorartfl@gmail.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

 

 

Miami Art League’s Historic Roots Continue To Nurture Creativity And Professional Art Experiences. Register For Free Demo With K.D. Tobin On February 28

The Miami Art League is a unique local studio for artists and aspiring artists looking for an intimate setting in which to do creative visual arts – with or without instructionOn February 28th, The League features K.D.Tobin, a Golden Certified Working Artist for a FREE lecture/demo, “A to Z Acrylic Paint & More”. MAL was founded in 1930 by 12 Artists; included among them were Louise Zaring who studied in Europe with her friends Degas, Garrido and Renoir; and Carl Folke Sahlin, the famed Swedish painter.  The Rickie Report introduces our readers to this artist networking organization located in Miami Shores, FL.  There is Free Parking behind the studio.  We share the Class Descriptions and times here.  Please RSVP for the Demo/Lecture.

 

 

9709 NE 2nd Avenue     Miami Shores, FL 33138

305-757-3161

FREE parking behind our studio

 

 

 

 

 

Golden Lecture Demo February 28th

1:30 – 3:30pm

At Miami Art League

The Miami Art League is conveniently located at 9709 NE 2nd Avenue.

 

The Miami Art League will host a Free Demo at the League on February 28th, 1:30 – 3:30 with Golden Certified Working Artist Kevin Tobin, www.kdtobinart.com. This is a great way to learn about new materials and techniques, receive free materials and meet the folks at the Miami Art League. Please join us. RSVP by calling 305-757-3161.

You can follow the activities of the Miami Art League on FB at Miami Art League, check on the web at www.MiamiArtLeague.com or leave a message at 305-757-3161 or MiamiArtLeague@aol.com and an Artist will respond with more information.

 

The Miami Shores storefront is an inspiring open space offering:

Life Drawing Wednesday and Friday mornings

Water Media class Tuesday mornings with instruction and critique by Miami artist Inez Hollander, www.InezHollander.com

Drawing/Painting Class Thursday mornings and Drawing/Painting with Live Model and Instruction Saturday morning with each of these classes taught by the very talented Tony Coro. www.orocoro.com

In addition, there are Open Studio sessions during the week for Members who wish to work on their own projects without instruction.

Artists work in their own medium at easels provided by MAL Studio.

Classes are held in the Studio each day between 9:30am and 1pm Monday through Saturday.  This is your opportunity to stop by to view the studio or try a class!

2018 will bring extended programming including additional evening and Sunday classes.

 

Drawing/Painting Class Thursday mornings and Drawing/Painting with Live Model and Instruction Saturday morning with each of these classes taught by the very talented Tony Coro

 

Miami Art League Schedule

This studio was founded in 1930 by 12 Artists; included among them were Louise Zaring who studied in Europe with her friends Degas, Garrido and Renoir; and Carl Folke Sahlin , the famed Swedish painter.

The expertise and camaraderie continues into today’s world as the Miami Art League recently honored long time local watercolorist Ruth Karp, NWS, FWS for her 50+ years of painting and acclaim. Donations in honor of Ruth were utilized to begin the first Miami Art League Scholarship fund to aid talented teens to pursue their path through the art field.

In addition to being a welcoming and inspiring place to paint, Benefits of Membership include: on-site easels and drawing boards, individual cubbies for personal supplies, racks for drying paintings, free parking, coffee and snacks and a place to call home with friendly co-Members.

 

Presentation of Scholarship: Left to right: Ruth Karp,NWS, FWS; Scholarship Recipient Adrian; Raymond Dranoff  President Miami Art League; Linda Wolk Winters, MAL Community Co-ordinator.

 

 

 

Members also participate in Miami Art League Themed Exhibitions and, on a rotating basis, exhibit their work in the storefront bay window facing NE 2nd Avenue.

Annual Membership runs from January – December and is $150, $75 for students.

Individual classes are kept at $15 – $35 modest fees, to include artists of all ages and abilities to participate. There are also $5 Open Studio times when Artists may work on their own projects.

As a 501c3 nonprofit educational organization, the Miami Art League is proud of creating space for all members of the community, acknowledging that art is a key to creating a meaningful life – for all ages.

 

 

 

The Miami Art League Provides:
* Variety of classes including Life Drawing, Open
Painting and sessions with/without Instructors
* Open studio for members during non-class times
* Easels, drawing tables, and drawing boards

Conveniently Located:
9709 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 33138
FREE parking behind our studio

We are a Membership Non-Profit 501C3

 

For more information:  Call  305-757-3161

www.MiamiArtleague.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

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Miami Art League Offers Variety Of Classes For All Levels Of Artists Plus Free Demo Lecture With K.D. Tobin February 28

The Miami Art League provides a variety of classes including Life Drawing, Opening Painting and sessions with and without instructors.  On February 28th, The League features K.D.Tobin, a Golden Certified Working Artist for a FREE lecture/demo, “A to Z Acrylic Paint & More”.   The Rickie Report introduces our readers to this artist networking organization located in Miami Shores, FL.  There is Free Parking behind the studio.  We share the Class Descriptions and times here.  Please RSVP for the Demo/Lecture.

 

 

 

9709 NE 2nd Avenue     Miami Shores, FL 33138

305-757-3161

FREE parking behind our studio

 

 

 

 

MIAMI  ART  LEAGUE

INVITES  YOU TO:

 

FREE LECTURE/DEMO

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY  28

1:30 – 3:30 PM

FEATURING:

K.D. TOBIN, Golden Certified Working Artist

“A  TO  Z  ACRYLIC PAINT & MORE”

 

 

ONGOING  CLASSES:

 

Saturday – Figure Drawing/Painting with Tony Coro  10AM – 1PM

Enjoy this opportunity to work with both a Model and an Instructor during this session which is appropriate for
beginning and advanced students. Working with a live model the format begins with 20 minutes of Gesture Drawings
followed by 20 minute sessions with the Model. Each 20 minute drawing session is followed by Critiques from Tony Coro to move artists further along in working with the figure.  Artists are free to work in their chosen medium – charcoal, pencil, water color, pastels, etc. $25/session paid in advance on a monthly basis. Drop in cost $30

 

 

Tuesday – Water Media Painting Instruction with Inez Hollander 9:30AM – 12:30PM

An innovative approach to acrylic and watercolor painting… Free the eye, the hand and the heart through an exploration of water based media (watercolor or acrylic paint). Discover the wonderful paintings you can create. Use watercolor, acrylic paint, crayon, ink, chalk and/or collage to expand painting skills in color, composition, and design.

Small group lessons help the student master the art of painting in water-based media. All levels of experience are welcome. Some drawing skills required. A new lesson is presented each week. Following the demonstration, the students apply the lesson to the project of their choice or a project suggested by Inez. The class concludes with a critique of the entire classes work. $35/per session paid in advance

 

 

 

Wednesday – Life Drawing 9:30 am – 12:30pm (Monitor – Inez Hollander)

Artists work in their own chosen medium. First 20 minutes starts with gestures, then one long pose for entire session with 10 minute brake every twenty minutes. Easels and drawing boards are provided. Models are sometimes dressed and sometimes nude, as the group decides. $20/session

 

 

 

 

Thursday – Drawing and Painting with Tony Coro 10AM – 1PM

In this Open Class students work on their own projects under the guidance of Tony Coro. Students work either with Drawing or Painting, depending on their interest. The class culminates with a critique of the class work.
$20/session paid in advance on a monthly basis; Drop in $25

 

 

 

Friday Life Drawing – 10AM – 1 PM (Monitor – Raymond Dranoff)

Artists work in their own chosen medium. Session begins with 1 minute gestures, 5 minute gestures, then twenty minute sessions with 10 minute breaks in between. Easels and drawing boards are provided. Models are generally clothed. Longer poses are possible, as the group decides. $20/session

 

 

 

The Miami Art League Provides:
* Variety of classes including Life Drawing, Open
Painting and sessions with/without Instructors
* Open studio for members during non-class times
* Easels, drawing tables, and drawing boards

Conveniently Located:
9709 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 33138
FREE parking behind our studio

We are a Membership Non-Profit 501C3

 

For more information:  Call  305-757-3161

www.MiamiArtleague.com/

 

 

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Celebrate The Art Of Jen Walls In Newly Published Book, “Blue Wild” At Free Book Signing And Reception

Jen Walls is an artist who inspires so many, with her “take chances” and “try something new” attitude. Jen’s artwork has been influenced by serendipitous meetings of people and we are the beneficiaries of her openness.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Jen’s latest adventure, “Blue Wild – The Art Of Jen Walls”, which marries her artwork with poetry by Mary W. Cox.  The public is invited to a Free Opening Reception at ArtServe on December 2nd.  Stop by, get your book signed and immerse yourself in Jen’s world!

 

 

 

Event Postcard

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Wild – the Art of Jen Walls

Opening Reception and Book Signing:

Dec 2, 2016

 6 – 8 pm

 

 

Free of charge, refreshments will be served

Exhibit is available from December 2-29, 2016

ArtServe
1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.  Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
954-462-8190

 

 

 

Blue Wild Book Cover

 

 

 

Paper, watercolor, ink
brushes piled in kitchen sink
notebooks stacked some miles high
glue on wings and watch them fly
furrowed brow of concentration
welcome to imajenation.

 

 

 

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Artist, Jen Walls

 

 

How the book came to be…

“I met poet, Mary W. Cox in North Carolina several years ago at a gallery crawl and we just CLICKED. She’s been creating haiku poetry in response to my art ever since.  Tiny, with sparkling eyes and a quick wit, she enchanted me. I didn’t know her and she didn’t know me. And yet our creative spirits called out to each other and then ran off to play together like lifelong friends. I believe this book was born in that first magical meeting when the universe winked at us”.

 

 

 

“We decided that creating a book together would be fun. Wouldn’t you know, a few weeks later I received a marketing email from Susan, a digital storyteller and book designer. After a brief video chat, we decided it was a perfect fit. She handled all the technology and design aspects (i.e.: we told her “oh, I wish it kinda looked like this…” and she made it happen!) and within three weeks we had a sample copy in our hands! They don’t call her the “art godmother” for no reason! Susan is amazing to work with, and she works remotely quite efficiently”.

 

Greta and Gus (for Grace)

“Greta and Gus” by Jen Walls

 

 

“Here’s the blue wild,where
tiny dreamers ride beasts, speak
birdsong, hold the moon.”
(by poet Mary W. Cox)

 

 

 

 

The book was compiled by Susan Nicolai of EyeSusan. Susan’s business is digital storytelling for artists, and she specialized in books, ebooks, interactive content and videos.

 

Here’s a link to Youtube where Susan posted a video blog

 

www.EyeSusan.com

 

 

About Jen Walls:

 

Sometimes the road to an artist’s “true north” isn’t a direct or even an obvious one. Jen Walls, has lived life on her own terms and forged a path that has led her to new creative heights.  She left a career as a banking executive to focus on raising a family with her husband, Ron, and to pursue her vision as an artist.   After a friend asked her to attend an art class, Jen experienced her “ah-ha” moment.

 

 

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“Go Fly A Kite” by Jen Walls

 

“The experience was a revelation of sorts,” Jen shares. “It’s amazing what can happen when you start saying ‘yes’ to new options  and step outside of  your comfort zone.”  Jen’s’ mother is a respected traditional watercolor artist but, while her creative influence is apparent, the stylistic approach of the daughter comes from another place entirely.  “What I do could be referred to as ‘outsider art,’” Jen says. “I never preplan and I regularly break the rules. I have complete freedom.”

 

 

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“Chloe And The Reluctant Steed” by Jen Walls

Jen draws inspiration from a variety of sources, including shamanic folklore and primitive cultures. One particular trek to Portland, Oregon presented an opportunity to spend significant time with a person who drastically influenced her.  “I was attending a wedding and found that the groom was an anthropologist,” she said. “He offered to put me in touch with a Native American chief. I was very careful and respectful during our time together and I was able to learn so much about their culture…I was absolutely inspired!”

 

Yepa and the Magic Blanket

“Yea and the Magic Blanket” by Jen Walls

Jen, who makes her home in Plantation,FL, believes that it is important to make time for whatever your ‘calling’ may be and to nurture it so that life can be fulfilling and free of many frustrations that can manifest when people neglect their creative urges.  Best known for her ink and watercolor work that incorporates tribal patterns, symbolism and primitive markings, the Jen teaches mark making and doodling via the Ciel Gallery in Charlotte, which offers original fine art from local artists plus workshops.

 

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“Rabbit Malarky” by Jen Walls

Jen is active in the local art scene, promoting her work through art exhibits and pop-up shows. She contributes to a Miami, Florida organization that supports the Center for Great Apes.  The group provides a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research or who are no longer wanted as pets.

Sources:  Phil Perry, Lincoln-Times News; Jen Wall website; Jen Wall personal interview.

 

We urge you to sign up for Jen’s Facebook page – you will find a smile every time she posts!

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or Jen’s art:

Jen Walls,
Mixed Media Art and Malarkey

Member, Ciel Gallery

www.jenwalls.weebly.com
www.artfinder.com/jen-walls
www.etsy.com/shop/imajenation
twitter.com/jenjovanwalls
instagram.com/jenjovanwalls

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society Calls For Entries To “Apparently Watercolor” Exhibit, Open To Non-Members

Gold Coast Watercolor Society is calling for water media entries to their upcoming Exhibition, “Apparently Watercolor”.  The exhibit will be judged by Soon Y. Warren, NWS, AWS, TWSA. Cash and Merchandise Awards will be given.  This Exhibit is open to members and non-members.  Entry deadline is February 12th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to apply!  The Public is welcome to the Exhibit, beginning with the Opening Reception on Thursday, March 3rd.

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society

Call for Entries:

“Apparently Watercolor”

 

 

Public Opening Reception / Awards:

Thursday, March 3rd

 6 – 8 pm

 Exhibit  Open March 3 – 12, 2016

at

Art Serve

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.     Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

 

 

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“Apparently Watercolor”, Best In Show 2015
“The Red Veil” by Susan Hanssen

Important Dates/Exhibition Calendar

  • February 12th – Friday – Entry deadline (postmarked)
  • February 20th – Saturday – Delivery of Artwork, 10 am to Noon
  • March 3rd – Thursday – Reception & Awards, 6 –8:00 pm
  • March 12th – Saturday – Pick up, 10 am- 11 am

 

Judged by:  SOON Y. WARREN, NWS, AWS, TWSA

Since beginning her career as a full time artist in 1998, Soon has had many exhibitions and won extensive numbers of awards. With her vibrant watercolor technique she has become much sought after as a teacher and author and has published a number of instructional books and dvd’s. Her paintings are in the permanent collection of several museums, including the National Watercolor Museum, as well as in many private collections.

 

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AWARDS

Lillian Feldman- Best in Show: $ 500 First Place: $400
Second Place: $300
Third Place: $200

Honorable Mention: Merchandise Award Judge’s Recognition: Merchandise Award Jean Moore Award: $50 (emerging artist) Member’s Choice -Award will be given at the Opening Reception.

 

 

Eligibility:

Please read entry form in its entirety

 

Florida artists and GCWS Members may enter.

Watermedia may include any combination of  watercolor, tempera, gouache, opaque watercolor, acrylic, casein, ink, charcoal, gesso, watercolor crayons, pencils and pens including metallic.

One must exclude water-soluble oils as well as any other similar substance.

Acceptable surfaces for watercolor are substrates created for watermedia. For example: paper, clay coated surfaces (Clayboard, Aquaboard, Ampersand), synthetic surfaces, (Yupo, Tiger Rag), illustration board and flat watercolor canvas.

Watercolor Collage is acceptable, but newspaper, magazine or non-watercolor material cutouts will not be accepted.

Works must be original i.e., not done under class instruction, critiqued and changed, not a copy of another artist’s work.

Work must be done by a single artist not a collaborative work.

Work must have been completed within the last three years; any submitted work must not have been previously displayed in a GCWS judged show.

Tasteful nudes will be accepted into this show.

 

 

Entry and fees:

Artists may enter one or two paintings. A non-refundable fee of $30 for GCWS members, $35 for non-members, must accompany the entry form. No changes can be made after entry is received. No refunds will be made.

 

 

Sizing and framing requirements:

All types of frames and mats are acceptable except those that are ornate or heavy.

Saw tooth hangers are not permitted.

Maximum size frame is less than 48”in any direction.

Work must be sturdily framed under Plexiglas, wired and ready for hanging.

Please cross brace large pieces. (work will be rejected if it does not comply and fees will NOT be refunded.)

 

 

Conditions and liabilities:

The submission of entries to this competition shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the terms and conditions as set forth in this prospectus.

 

Entry Tag 1

Attach to back of entry, upper right. Name:_________________________________

Phone:________________________________ Title:_________________________________

Value: $____________
___ For Sale ____ Not For Sale

Entry Tag 2

Attach to back of entry, upper right. Name:_________________________________

Phone:________________________________ Title:_________________________________

Value: $____________
___ For Sale ____ Not For Sale

 

Entry form

Please print entry and send with payment. $30 for Members or $35 for non-Members, payable to GCWS (Gold coast watercolor society). Entries must be postmarked by February 12th 2016.

Mail to: Linda Stoddard Tel. 954-584-9754
1101 S.W.74th Terrace   Plantation, FL 33317     stoddard_linda@yahoo.com

Name: ____________________________________________

Address: ________________________________________

City: _____________________________________________

State: ___________ Zip Code: ____________________

Phone: ___________________cell___________________

Email: ____________________________________________

Title 1:_______________________________________ Value: $____________

Title 2:_______________________________________ Value: $____________

Waiver of liability: The undersigned herby agrees to release and forever discharge the Gold Coast Watercolor Society, Inc, its Directors, members and agents, and the management and staff of Art Serve, from any responsibility for damage or loss of any kind on all works submitted for sale or exhibition. The gold coast watercolor society reserves the right to photograph works for publicity and promotion. Insurance of artwork is the responsibility of the submitting artist.

Signature: ____________________________________________

Date: _______________________________

 

 

Who we are:

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS) is a resource for artists, both new and experienced,. We are proud to be the largest watercolor group in Florida with over 200 members. The Society was incorporated in February,1976 and its founder and first President was Jerry McClish, a noted watercolorist. 

GCWS offers:

 ◊ Opportunities to learn, paint and sketch
◊ Workshops taught by nationally recognized artists
◊ An annual membership show
◊ Juried shows in venues such as museums, galleries and local businesses
◊ Paint-ins with live models
◊ Lectures and demonstrations, showing “how it’s done” by selected artists
◊ Non-juried group shows in local libraries and other public venues
◊ Plein air painting opportunities

Please Join Us!

Meetings are held October through May on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33304

Visit us online at www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com
Like us on Facebook!

 

 

 

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

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

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Call for Watermedia Entries from Gold Coast Watercolor Society

All watercolorists are eligible to enter their paintings for the Gold Coast Watercolor Society’s upcoming exhibit, “Apparently Watercolor”.  The juried exhibit will take place February 23rd through March 13th.  A wide variety of watermedia is encouraged, as the entries will be juried by Jeannie McGuire, AWS.  Her painting, “Kenneth” was chosen as the American Watercolor Society’s 144th Gold Medal of Honor selection.  The exhibit will take place at Art Serve in Fort Lauderdale.  The Rickie Report shares the details and application as well as some views of previous exhibitors.  Deadline for this exhibit is February 14th!  The public is welcome to the Reception and Awards Ceremony on February 26th.

 

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES:

 

“Apparently Watercolor”


Public Reception & Awards:

Thursday, February 26th 

6pm –8:00 pm

 

Exhibit: February 23rd – March 13th, 2015

 

Judged by: Jeannie McGuire, aws


Art Serve


1350 E. Sunrise Blvd    Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33304

 

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A Pittsburgh-based artist, Jeannie strives to invoke individual interpretation through her artwork, which impressively utilizes a free application of paint and stylistic forms of expression.  Stories and feelings are communicated in such works as “Kenneth,” the American Watercolor Society’s 144th Gold Medal of Honor selection.  McGuire uses her own photography, acquired snapshots and life drawings to spark her creativity.

 

 

 

 

Important Dates:

  • February 14th – Friday- Entry deadline (postmarked)
  • February 21st – Saturday – Delivery of Artwork 10am to Noon
  • February 26th – Thursday- Reception & Awards 6pm –8:00 pm
  • March 14th – Saturday Pick up, 10 am-11am

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AWARDS

 

Lillian Feldman- Best in Show: $ 500

First Place: $400

Second Place: $300

Third Place: $200

Merit: Merchandise Award

Honorable Mention: Merchandise Award

Judge’s Recognition: Merchandise Award

Jean Moore Award: $50 (emerging artist)

Member’s Choice -Award will be given at the opening reception.

 

Eligibility: Please read entry form in its entirety

 

  • All Florida artist and GCWS Members may enter.

 

  • Watermedia may include any combination of watercolor, tempera, gouache, opaque watercolor, acrylic, casein, ink, charcoal, gesso, watercolor crayons, pencils and pens including metallic.

 

  • One must exclude water-soluble oils as well as any other similar substance. Acceptable surfaces for watercolor are substrates created for watermedia. For example: paper, clay coated surfaces (Clayboard, Aquaboard, Ampersand), synthetic surfaces, (Yupo, Tiger Rag), illustration board and flat watercolor canvas.

 

 

  • Watercolor Collage is acceptable, but newspaper, magazine or non-watercolor material cutouts will not be accepted.

 

 

  • Works must be original i.e., not done under class instruction, critiqued and changed, not a copy of another artist’s work.

 

 

  • Work must be done by a single artist not a collaborative work.

 

 

  • Work must have been completed within the last three years; any submitted work must not have been previously displayed in a GCWS judged show.

 

  • NO NUDES PLEASE

Entry and fees:

Artists may enter one or two paintings. A non-refundable fee of $25 for GCWS members, $30 for non-members, must accompany the entry form. No changes can be made after entry is received. No refunds will be made.

 

Sizing and framing requirements:

All types off frames and mats are acceptable except those that are ornate or heavy. Saw tooth hangers are not permitted. Maximum size frame is less than 48”in any direction. Work must be sturdily framed under Plexiglas, wired and ready for hanging. Please cross brace large pieces. (work will be rejected) if it does not comply and fees will NOT be refunded.)

 

Conditions and liabilities:

The submission of entries to this competition shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the terms and conditions as set forth in this prospectus.

Entry Tag 1
Attach to back of entry, upper right.

Name:_________________________________

Phone:________________________________

Title:_________________________________

Value: $____________
___ For Sale ____ Not For Sale

 

Entry Tag 1
Attach to back of entry, upper right.

Name:_________________________________

Phone:________________________________

Title:_________________________________

Value: $____________
___ For Sale ____ Not For Sale

 

Entry Tag 2
Attach to back of entry, upper right.

Name:_________________________________

Phone:________________________________

Title:_________________________________

Value: $____________
___ For Sale ____ Not For Sale

 

Entry Tag 2
Attach to back of entry, upper right.

Name:_________________________________

Phone:________________________________

Title:_________________________________

Value: $____________
___ For Sale ____ Not For Sale

 

Entry form

Please print entry and send with payment. $30 for Non-Members or $25 for Members, payable to GCWS (Gold coast watercolor society). Entries must be postmarked by February 14th , 2015.

Gold Coast Watercolor Society
1101 S.W.74th terrace
Plantation, FL 33317

Name: _______________________________________
Address: ____________________________________
City: ________________________________________
State: ___________ Zip Code: _______________
Phone: _______________________________________
Email: ________________________________________

Title 1:_______________________________________
Values: $____________for sale___ not for sale___

Title 2:_______________________________________
Values: $____________ for sale___ not for sale___

Waiver of liability: The undersigned herby agrees to release and forever discharge the Gold Coast Watercolor Society, Inc, its Directors, members and agents, and the management and staff of ArtServe, from any responsibility for damage or loss of any kind on all works submitted for sale or exhibition. The gold coast watercolor society reserves the right to photograph works for publicity and promotion.

Signature: ________________________________________Date:_________

 

About the Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS):

 

 The Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS) is a resource for artists, both new and experienced. We are proud to be the largest watercolor group in Florida with over 200 members. The Society was incorporated in February,1976 and its founder and first President was Jerry McClish, a noted watercolorist.

GCWS offers:
Opportunities to learn, paint and sketch
Workshops taught by nationally recognized artists
An annual membership show
Juried shows in venues such as museums, galleries and local businesses
Paint-ins with live models
Lectures and demonstrations, showing “how it’s done” by selected artists
Non-juried group shows in local libraries and other public venues
Plein air painting opportunities

Please Join Us!
Meetings are held October through May on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33304

 

Visit us online at www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com
Like us on Facebook!

 

 

 

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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291