Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County Announces Reception To Meet Featured Artist, Michael D’Amato On March 16

On Saturday, March 16 The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County invites the public to meet Featured Artist, Michael D’Amato.  His award winning artwork has been part of international and national exhibits, bringing viewers a different eye to photography. The Rickie Report shares the details of this Free Art Event and encourages you to meet the artist and hear what piques his interest and inspires him.  We include a few sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

601 Lake Avenue       Lake Worth, FL 33460

 (561) 471-2901

 

 

 

INVITES  THE  PUBLIC  TO  MEET

 FEATURED  ARTIST:

 

 

MICHAEL    D’AMATO

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

3 -5 PM

 

 

Light refreshments will be served

Exhibit Runs Through March 23

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue       Lake Worth, FL 33460

 (561) 471-2901

Public Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday

 

Michael D’Amato “Two Women at Hagia Sophia”

 

 

 

Michael D’Amato takes the viewer on a journey through shadow, shape, and structure with his photographs.  What does he see that others miss?  He tells The Rickie Report, “Light, shadow and atmospheric change trick the eye and cause an ordinary structure to appear both static and dynamic”. Michael celebrates construction, geometry, and architecture.  He brings the viewer along as he travels the globe.

 

 

Michael D’Amato “Queensborough Bridge NYC”

 

 

Sometimes, Michael’s perspective makes us wonder where in the world he found such a place – and how we can go there!  His knack for engaging  viewers in this dialogue is wondrous.  When artwork gets you to ask questions, the artist is doing a good job!

 

 

Michael D’Amato “Circular Path”

 

 

 

Michael shows us how buildings, as a whole and as parts-of-the-whole, have their own beauty and mystery.  He maximizes natural light’s effect on moving clouds and water. Instinctively, we are aware, but rarely do we take the time to appreciate it!  

 

 

Michael D’Amato  “Dervishes”

 

 

Michael’s travels through Southeast Asia and India are particularly fascinating, as he takes a real slice of life and makes one photograph sing with a story.  He has won awards in juried exhibits and his photographs have been in several SOLO exhibits.  He often quotes American sculptor Arthur Carter, “Only squares and circles, lines and ellipses can elegantly explain and simplify the complex meaning of life.”

 

 

 

For more information about Michael’s photography:

www.michaeljdamato.com

561.504.5457

mdamato@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Michael D’Amato Takes Us On A Journey Through Shadow, Shape, And Structure With His World Of Photography

Photographer Michael D’Amato brings the viewer on a journey with his black and white images taken during his world travels.  While you may see an image that sparks a memory of your own travel spots, Michael shares each place with a nuanced view to better appreciate its architecture and majesty of form. His photography has won awards and has been included in international and national exhibits.  The Rickie Report shares some images plus a video, taking you along one of Michael’s expeditions.   

 

 

 

M  I  C  H  A  E  L     J.    D’ A  M  A  T  O

P H O T O G R A P H Y

 

“Ascending Channels” by Michael D’Amato

 

 

 

A Journey

Through Shadow, Shape and Structure

 

“The greatest joy for me is geometry; that means a structure… it’s a recognition of order which is in front of you.”  – Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer

 

“Scales” by Michael D’Amato

 

 

 

Michael D’Amato tells The Rickie Report, “Geometry and architecture are inexorably bound. Shapes, curves, angles and lines give rise to construction that marries beauty and purpose.  Light, shadow and atmospheric change trick the eye and cause an ordinary structure to appear both static and dynamic.This series is intended to encourage you to look at architecture with new eyes – to experience the majesty of form”.

 

 

 

“Standing Among The Shadows” by Michael D’Amato

 

 

“My goal was to place into stark relief the most basic of shapes – geometric – and examine them on their own terms”.  All images were captured using standard DSLR shooting techniques, maximizing the effect that natural light has on moving clouds and water”.

 

“Pont D’Avignon” by Michael D’Amato

 

 

 

“Choosing various perspectives, using long exposure settings, and darkening filters produced black and white images that have an air of mystery and diffusion.  Blurred figures, soft, creamy clouds and placid, glass-like water combine to remove the viewer from reality and engage in a dialogue with a familiar yet altered world”.

 

 

“Only squares and circles, lines and ellipses can elegantly explain and simplify the complex meaning of life.”   – Arthur Carter, American sculptor

 

Travel With Michael through Southeast Asia in this video: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eJqTukLBfc

 

 

 

Recent Awards and Juried Exhibits:

2017, Keiser Univ., NYC Exhibition, “Radiator Cap,”, “Reflecting Pools,Central Park Boathouse and NYC Skyline were on display.

2017, Hollywood City Hall, a group of 16 photographs reflecting people and places from North America to Southeast Asia.

2017, Art Boca Raton/Art Synergy (Juried) “Two Women at Hagia Sophia

2017, The Crest Theatre, Delray Beach, FL, “Anhingas in the Sun“, was on exhibit.

2016, The Arts Garage, Delray Beach, FL, “Radiator Cap”, “Royalty House”, “Spirit of Light”, “Standing Among the Shadows”, and “Networking” were exhibited for a monthlong display.

2016, Coral Springs Museum of Art,  FL, “Networking – Ko Samui” and “At the End of the Day” were on display.

2015 “Radiator Cap – Chrysler Building” won 7th place nationwide in the Light, Space & Time Open Art Competition, and “Angles & Curves I” won Special Recognition.

After qualifying for the Boca Artists’ Guild Signature Member status, “Angles & Curves I” won 1st Place in the FAU Living Room Theatre XXXII  Juried Exhibition.

Video projects can be found at youtube.com, search Michael J D’Amato

Southeast Asia: from Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and ending in Hong Kong.

Great Britain: touring England, Scotland and the surrounding islands. 
A Show of Hands is available in a 28-page and full color e-book and hardcover formats.
A Journey Through Spain is a complete DVD – photos and Spanish guitar soundtrack – which captures the majesty of four great Spanish cities: Sevilla, Valencia, Granada and Barcelona.

 

For more information about Michael’s photography:

www.michaeljdamato.com

561.504.5457

mdamato@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vikki Henderson’s Artistry Is Focus In “A World Of Color” At Town Hall Gallery South Palm Beach. Public Reception Takes Place February 10

Internationally acclaimed artist, Vikki Henderson will have a SOLO exhibition at the Town Hall Gallery in South Palm Beach. The public is invited to the Opening Reception on February 10.  “A World Of Color” is exactly that – a riot of color which brings great joy to the viewer.  This free exhibit will open your eyes to the feel of life and the movement of creation.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

V I K K I       H E N D E R S O N

SOLO  EXHIBTION:

“A  WORLD   OF  COLOR”

Opening Reception:

Sunday, February 10

2 -4 PM

 

 

 The Town of South Palm Beach Gallery

3577 South Ocean Boulevard   South Palm Beach, FL 33480

561.588.8889

 

 

 

 

 

“Purple Palm” by Vikki Henderson

 

Vikki Henderson comes from a family of artists. Her grandmother and uncle worked in painstaking detail on their pieces.  She tells The Rickie Report, “I feel like the wind has blown me away by the beauty of what lies around me, I want to feel the life and movement of the universe and creation. My style is immediate, I love to start with an abstraction and build it up into something exciting”.  When she was 4 years old, her parents enrolled her at the French Lycée in London.  She recalls her favorite class called  “observation”.  She observed and started drawing everything that caught her attention, particularly those things she saw around her in nature.

 

 

At age 10, Vikki was sent to English boarding school where her favorite subject was art class. She reminisces saying, “My teacher was open-hearted and encouraged us to listen to classical music including “The Planets” …and Debussy. We would sit on the floor and paint what we heard, the colors the emotions… the beauty of life. Every couple of weeks a new array of paintings would get posted in the dining room for the rest of the school to enjoy”.  By the age of 17, she left boarding school and enrolled at the Sir John Cass College of Art in London and later, the Beaux Arts and Ecole du Louvre in Paris.
“Dragonflies” by Vikki Henderson

 

Vikki tells us, “There I was confronted with naked models and learned to draw the figure. Observation was once again a key factor in this classical training, to draw what you see and what you feel to your subject at hand.  At 18 years I went to do my BA at Middlebury College in Vermont.  I studied languages, but again was drawn to the art department. I felt at home in the studio, and studied printmaking and painting. Mostly, I enjoyed the outdoors where I hiked and painted water color “Plein Air” in nature.  Vikki has a diploma in Watercolor and Drawing from the National Academy of Design in NY, a degree in Fabric Design from Parsons, and an MFA from Pratt Institute.
“Tiger Lily” by Vikki Henderson
Vikki is happiest in nature. Natural forms she has become so familiar with always appear in her work. She says, “My mother kept a beautiful flower garden in England and every time I visited,  I spent most of my time painting outside in her garden. I have continued to paint the figure and some landscapes, but mostly I have enlarged the natural forms in nature to expand right off the confines of the paper or canvas”.

 

Vikki chose water color as her favorite medium because of the freedom she feels using it.  “I love the control of the medium on different types of paper and using different brushes or pen and ink. I love the ‘mistakes’, they just lend to new findings, discoveries that help me progress into unexpected exciting results. It is the energy, the movement that I love to feel in the work it is like a breath of life that brings it alive. Acrylic is also an immediate expression but on canvas rather than paper”.

Vikki has exhibited in England, France, Tokyo, New York, Los Angels , and Florida. She has been awarded several grants and scholarships, including the Scholarship Award at the National Arts Club (NY), the Ralph Weiler Prize, the Mary Hinman Carter Prize, and a Ford Foundation grant.

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or Vikki’s paintings:

561.533.3933

watercolorvikki@gmail.com

 

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Clay Habit Studio And Gallery Announces Open House, Classes And Upcoming Events For All Levels And Ages

Mia Lindberg, winner of the 2017 mARTies Award for Outstanding Visual Artist invites everyone to play with clay!  Clay Habit Studio and Gallery announces an Open House on Saturday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 3rd.  Get information about classes, workshops, and a special Breast Health Awareness Fundraiser coming in 2018.  Meet Mia and other artists showing their quilts, home made soaps,and pottery while enjoying refreshments and winning free gifts!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

CLAY   HABIT   STUDIO AND GALLERY

 OPEN  HOUSE  

 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2ND

&

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3RD

 10 AM – 5 PM   Both Days

1811 NE Mango Terrace, Jensen Beach, FL 34957

 

 

 

 

 

Located 150 feet off the Indian River and the Jensen Beach Causeway, Clay Habit Studio and Gallery is ready to share a wealth of creativity during their Open House on Saturday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 3rd from 10 am – 5pm both days.  Meet other potters, including Mia Lindberg, owner and teacher.  Other guest artists include a quilter and soap maker.  There will be give aways and lots of clay samples.  Mia is a master potter and the Laguna Clay Distributor for the East Coast of FL. so we will have lots of clay samples and giveaway’s.  Tickets will be picked for a winning gift during the event.

“Purr maid” by Mia Lindberg

Over fifty years ago, Mia’s love of art was nurtured on her family farm in rural PA.  The abundance of red clay, fauna, flora, slate fences of rust and verde, earthen -colored lichen, and moss covered mountain sides created memories for her artist palette.  Although clay had always been one of her interests, her scholastic focus was  with horticulture and applied plant sciences.  It was her search for just the right pottery vessel to nurture one of her projects that lead her to the Ceramics Lab.  She says, “I realized that plants were just a road leading me back to my true passion…and I changed my major to Ceramics”!

 

Mia and students at classes

 

Mia tells The Rickie Report, “Art has the ability to capture the soul of all who dare to enter its doors. I have had the privilege of holding those doors wide open. The rich earthen colors, evocative textures and strong design concepts of vistas past, seduce me, I need only to follow. Freedom is my guide when traditional theologies are questioned and ethereal paths are chosen. Bridging the space between life and impermanence with both vessel and sculpture has been a wonder filled journey. My work represents the beam of light that beckons me to test all the boundaries; ‘Come in’, it whispers, ‘the road is long and the art of creation abounds’….”

 

“Beauty And the Eye of the Beholder” by Mia Lindberg

 

 Lindberg’s artistry has been exhibited Nationally in venues such as the Backus Gallery, Armory Art Center, Zafka Gallery,5th Biennial Invitational Fulcra (CA), Elliott Museum, Design Color Concepts (Ft. Lauderdale), Grandfather Mountain (NC), Stuart Cultural Art Center, Lighthouse ArtCenter and more invitational exhibits throughout the US.  Mia is the Founder of the Ceramics League of Martin County and a longstanding  member of the Cultural Arts Center of Martin County.  She has taught both in and out of local school districts as well as with prison populations.

 

Classes for all ages and all levels of experience are available

 

In 2012, Mia’s work was featured in a publication, “She’s Come Undone”, Lark Books, 500 Raku “Bold Explorations of Dynamic Ceramic Technique”.  Her work has been commissioned internationally and can be found as Art in Public Places in the Bahamas, Virgin Islands, England, Germany, and Italy.  Mia worked for 3 years in apprenticeship with world renown Dorothy Becken. In addition, Mia is  accomplished in metalsmithing, jewelry, fiber, glass and wood.

 

Workshops are available year long from both local and visiting artists.

 

 

 

Classes and studio time are available year round, whether advanced or novice, our motto is “Come Clay With Us”.  In mid-January, 2018 Clay Habit will participate in the Martin County Open Studio Tour in January.

 

In February, 2018, Clay Habit will take part in Empty Bowls. Mia shares, ” Our studio will donate over 150 hand made and glazed bowls, PLUS Silent auction pieces. The public is welcome to take part in the glazing process. Call for more info and glazing dates”!

 

 

A special breast cancer fundraiser in March, 2018 will bring the Gallery’s annual Breast Cancer Benefit, “Plates For Pink” – Mia’s brain child. 100% of all funds will be donated to Friends in Pink. Patrons can buy a handmade plate, $20 and eat till their hearts content on wonderful foods of all varieties.

“She’s Come Undone” by Mia Lindberg

 

 

For more information about the open House, classes, workshops or commissions:

 www.clayhabitsupply.com


https://www.facebook.com/claysupply/

772-341-1334

Our Email: miasclaysupply@aol.com

 

 

 

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Armory Art Salon Features Internationally Renown Artist And Teacher, Dorotha Grace Lemeh

ART SALONS at the ARMORY ART CENTER in West Palm Beach are a gathering place for artists throughout the region. Each month from October to May, Art Salons offer presentations by professional artists whose artwork is being shown in museums and galleries in South Florida. Presenters show their work, talk about their influences, and explore the work of artists showing in museums and galleries. Stimulating discussions follow, led by Coordinator, Elle Shorr. The public is invited to “MEANING & METAPHOR: SEEN & UNSEEN NARRATIVES IN THE LIVES OF WOMEN”  with internationally renown artist, Dorotha Grace Lemeh on Tuesday, December 6, 2016.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

 

 

AT THE ART SALON:

TUESDAY, December 6, 2016

6:30 -8:30 pm

 

 

“MEANING & METAPHOR:

SEEN & UNSEEN NARRATIVES IN THE LIVES OF WOMEN”

PRESENTED BY

DOROTHA GRACE LEMEH

 

 

 

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER LIBRARY

 

There’s a $10 fee to attend.

If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated.

Feel free to share this announcement with friends.

 

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“The Gateway” by Dorotha Grace Lemeh ( Photo Courtesy of Elle Schorr)

 

Dorotha Lemeh is an Associate Professor of Visual Art at the Harriet L. Wilkes honors College (WHC) of Florida Atlantic University (FAU). As a visual artist, Dorotha Lemeh has to her credit over 80 exhibitions. Internationally her works of art have been exhibited in Bulgaria, Beijing & Huairou China, England, Italy, Ireland, Mali, Tlaxacala-Mexico, and Nigeria. Nationally, she continues to participate in exhibitions in New York, California, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Florida, Minnesota, Arkansas, Tennessee, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Texas, Washington D.C., and Washington State.

 

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“Soliloquy – The Wailing Wall” by Dorotha Grace Lemeh (Photo Courtesy of Elle Schorr)

 

 

Her artworks were included in museum exhibitions at the following venues: Florida Museum for Women in the Arts in Deland, Florida, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Pennsylvania, National Civil Rights Museum in Tennessee, Noyes Museum of Art in New Jersey, Arlington Museum of Art in Texas, and Euphrat Museum in California. Reviews of Professor Lemeh’s artwork have appeared in On View Magazine 2013, The International Review of African American Art; Arts & Antiques Magazine; Crossing Boundaries & Frontiers, Bamako, Mali; Gumbo Ya Ya: An Anthology of African American Women Artists by Dr. Leslie King- Hammond; and Painting in Acrylics. Her art images are also included in catalogues Biennale Interazionale Dell’ Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy 2001 & 1999, International Triennial of Painting: Sofia Bulgaria, Black Women in the Academy II, and Celebrating Visual Traditions II.  Dorotha Lemeh received her Masters of Fine Arts in painting & drawing from The Pennsylvania State University’s School of Visual Arts (SoVA) and her Bachelor’s of Science in Studio Art from The Tennessee State University.

 

 

 

 

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“Visage de Nacre et Masque de Blanche” by Dorotha Grace Lemeh  (Photo courtesy of Elle Schorr)

 

Dorotha Lemeh states “All of my artwork explores the nature of woman in a world filled with paradoxes and contradictions regarding her/our human existence. Visually the structure of female archetypes presented in literature, mythology, and history consequently migrates through the image-laden era of popular culture is examined through both new media and the plastic arts critiqued as part of our collective history.

 

 

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“As I Dreamed It” by Dorotha Grace Lemeh ( Photo courtesy of Elle Schorr)

 

 

“My art contains images of birds, cages, flowers, as well as, umbrellas juxtaposed against and surrounded by the human form. Each form references a system of symbols used in society to construct narratives regarding (an understanding of) our bodies. These stories, depending on how we wish to understand them, either fetter us or free us from the constant onslaught of surveillance”.

 

 

 

 

 

ARMORY ART CENTER:

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.

For more information visit:

www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33

 

 

ABOUT ART SALONS:

Our discussions cover the gamut of contemporary art themes, including conceptual, cultural, socio/political, environmental, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and where we fit into the world of contemporary conceptual art. Art Salons also offer the opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, enhance professional development, share useful resources, and network with other artists. Elle Schorr, a well known artist / photographer who spends much of her time at museums and art exhibits locally and internationally, has been facilitating the salons, hosted by the Armory Art Center, since 2012. All are welcome to join in these timely explorations of trends in contemporary art and individual artists’ work.

 

 

 

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Women Of Watercolor (WOW) Present Art Exhibit At Eissey Campus Theater Lobby

The Palm Beach State College Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens announces an exhibition of watercolors by Women of Watercolor “WOW”.  The exhibit runs December 10-Dec. 18 and resumes Jan. 4th through January 19. The lobby gallery is open Mon-Fri from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (CLOSED Dec 19th – Jan 3rd). The lobby is also accessible at all performances. The Rickie Report applauds this group for networking with each other to foster learning and sharing within the group.  We encourage everyone to stop by and we share some sneak peeks here.

 

 

 

 

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 “Beach Walkers” by Sue Archer

 

 

Palm Beach State College

EISSEY CAMPUS THEATRE LOBBY GALLERY

presents

Women of Watercolor “WOW”

Watercolor Exhibition

December 10 – January 19

11051 Campus Drive (off PGA Blvd)

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

 

 

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“Back To The Barn” by Kitty Burri

 

 

The Palm Beach State College Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens announces an exhibition of watercolors by Women of Watercolor “WOW”. The exhibit runs December 10-January 19 (CLOSED Dec. 19 – Jan. 3rd). The lobby gallery is open Mon-Fri from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  and at all performances . Call for (561) 207-5905 for further information. 

 

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“Bunny’s Heron”

 

Women Of Watercolor  (WOW):

We are a “self-motivated” group of 13 watercolor artists” that find the group concept helps motivate us to paint. All of us are striving to improve and we find the other artists provide a creative stimulus. We encourage taking workshop and sharing new information; have critique sessions of new work, emphasizing design and composition; group assignments to help motivation; study different styles and techniques of top international watercolorist; encourage each other to show and enter watercolor exhibitions. Everyone has different goals, style, and interests. We formed our group in 1999. As of today we are a closed group and not accepting any new members.

 

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Watercolor by Sue Archer

 

Meet The Women of Watercolor – WOWs

 

Sue Archer AWS NWS TWSA FWS

Sue became involved with watercolors in 1980 after a 15 year career in Physical Education and coaching. After moving to Florida in 1979, she had the time and opportunity to enjoy watercolor painting as a hobby. The hobby developed into a full time career after extensive studies in drawing, design and color theory at local universities. The artist enjoys meeting the people buying her work, so instead of showing through galleries, she showed and competed in outdoor juried shows in Florida from 1985-2013. She also juries local and national watercolor shows and teaches watercolor workshops. She had the honor of being an award judge at the 2013 AWS Exhibition in N.Y. Sue’s interest in showing light in her paintings and using close-up, cropped imagery has been her goal for 25 years.Recently, she has been trying her hand at figures, figures in the landscape and landscapes. Experimenting with new ideas is her present interest.

 

Sue’s work has recently appeared in (partial list): American Artist Watercolor ’10 Summer; American Artist Watercolor ’09 Summer; Commanding Color DVD Workshop (Creative Catalyst) Oct ’08 ( www.ccpvideos.com ); Palette Magazine Jan ’07 ( www.cheapjoes.com ); International Artist Aug/Sept ‘06; Palm Beach Palate Cookbook ’06; Splash 9 (Northlight Books 2006).

 

 

Sue’s award-winning paintings are exhibited in national, regional, and state competitions and hang in numerous corporate and private collections throughout the United States, Europe, Australia and South America. She has received numerous Best of Shows and firsts in Watercolor, she has won over200 state and national awards in outdoor shows and indoor competitive exhibitions. Sue was the recipient of a Florida State Individual Artist Fellowship grant for in 1991-1992 for painting.

 

CORPORATE COLLECTORS (partial list)/ Memberships

Jan Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, New Jersey; Daytona Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach, FL; Miami Univ. Museum, Oxford, Ohio; Disneyworld Corporate Collections; McGraw Hill Corporate Collection; Orlando Aviation Authority; Manning & Napier Advisors Inc.; Sunbeam Oster Corporate Collection; Stena Shipping Lines, Sweden; Chugai Upjohn Corporate Collection; Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN.; Delta Airlines Corporate Collection, Atlanta Air Terminals; Warren Tutton, Melbourne, Australia.

 

 

Archer belongs to Watercolor USA Honor Society, The Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Honor Society, and is a signature member, of the Florida Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, National Watercolor Society and American Watercolor Society.

Sue’s Indoor Exhibition list includes National and International locations from around the United States to Japan.  She is a prolific art teacher, traveling around the United States, offering classes and workshops. In addition, Sue has received numerous awards for her exquisite paintings.  Any one interested in worships or private one-on-one lessons in drawing or watercolor, please contact Sue Archer 561-622-8353 or email  sue@archerville.com or visit her website: www.archerville.com

 

Melanie Bouton

“After working as a western-trained artist all my life, I wanted to explore the eastern art styles. In researching Chinese art, I found the ancient art form is based on principles I had not encountered in my earlier training. I became intrigued with their use of spatial relationships and flat patterns and their interpretation of linear and aerial perspective. It represented a whole set of new ideas and concepts within a philosophic context that I found new and exciting”.  Melanie has had organizational affiliations with Boca Raton Museum of Art and Artist Guild, Armory Art Center, Artists’ Guild of Lake Worth, and Women of Watercolor. She has shown her work in numerous juried group shows and one and two person shows in South Florida, Education: FAU (MA), numerous Master Workshops and classes at the Armory in WPB, the Art Student’s League in N.Y., and Museum of Modern Art, N.Y., to name a few.

 

Gail Ganzlin

“I don’t paint still lifes, I paint stilletos” I am always on the lookout for different subject matter in my watercolors. Shoes, tall spiky designer shoes, that I cannot wear intrigue me with the beautiful designs, they are already works of art. A former graphic designer of my own studio and now into creative writing in my retirement and playing with the grandkids.

 

 

Sandra Irwin Jackson

Sandra is a retired educator who, after over 30 years in Palm Beach County classrooms, has resurrected her inner child to rediscover her creativity. After taking classes at PBCC and The Armory Art Center in pastels, acrylics and watercolor, she took one of Sue Archer’s watercolor workshops at the Armory. She was hooked. Although Sandy began painting thinking that she preferred landscapes, she has also discovered a desire to paint the people she loves. Her style is evolv- ing as she explores various techniques. All her works are “works-in-progress.” She is an Associate Member of the Florida Watercolor Society and has exhibited with the WOW’s at the Jupiter Town Hall Gallery of Art in 2012.

 

 

Jean Hochstetler

Jean has enjoyed watercolor painting for over ten years following a move to Ormond Beach with her husband, Dave, in 2004. She studied art in her curriculum for Fashion Merchandising at Berry College and Florida State University, and began painting instruction at the Art League of Daytona Beach after retiring. Jean transitioned northward to the Flagler County Art League, participating in juried shows and workshops with instruction by nationally recognized watercolorists. She focuses on Florida’s rich flora and wildlife as well as pet portraits. Her paintings have sold locally as well as in Volusia and Flagler Counties.  Jean and Dave returned to this area when she heard a dear little fellow call her “Nana”. While her most rewarding role is that of grandmother, she looks forward to many years of discovering new subjects to interpret in paint. She was recently accepted as a member of “WOW” (Women of Watercolor). Juried Shows include Lighthouse ArtCenter, Tequesta, Flagler County Art League, Daytona Beach Art League.

 

 

Katheryn (Kitty) Burri Schachter

 

Kitty was born and raised in New York City. She graduated from William Woods University with Bachelors in Art and Equestrian Studies in 1975. Kitty never did a thing with her art back-ground until an incidental finding of a brain aneurysm in 1995. She then decided time might be running out, so “I better start doing what I love”. She started drawing again; and did have the darn thing clipped. Kitty took some watercolor classes at the Armory Art Center and met Sue Archer by accident. She’s been her “fearless leader” ever since. Kitty does commissioned equine and canine portraits along with paintings for shows and personal pleasure. Kitty has a very recognizable style, which is the result of usually treating 300 lb hot press Arches paper with acrylic matte medium before using transparent watercolor. This pre-treatment gives her paintings a unique textural quality and allows lifting back to light values. She is now a signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society.

 

Kitty has participated in numerous exhibitions and been awarded for her paintings including: Palm Beach Watercolor Society Exhibition, Fl 2005; Missouri National Watercolor Society Exhibition 2006; Women of Watercolor Exhibition, McArthur State Park, Fl 2006 Palm Beach Polo and Country Club Exhibit, Wellington, Fl 2006 Florida Watercolor Society, Sarasota, Fl 2006;Women of Watercolor Exhibit, Governors Club West Palm, FL. 2007 Florida Watercolor Exhibition, Daytona Beach, Fl. 2007; Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust Co. /Daytona Beach News Journal award; Lake Worth Art League Invitational Exhibition, Lake Worth, Fl. 2008 2nd place award
Lake Worth Art League Invitational Exhibition, Lake Worth, 2009 Florida Watercolor Society Exhibition, Delray, Fl. 2009; Canson Fine Art paper/Pearl Foundation award; Florida Watercolor Signature Membership; Florida Watercolor Society Exhibition, Dunnedin, Fl. 2010 demonstrations; Florida Watercolor Convention 2011; Goldcoast Watercolor Society 2012.

 

 

Susan Thomas

“I was raised in central Ohio and have always spent my summers in Northern Michigan. It was through a summer job “up north” that I stumbled into the resort communities of South Florida where I have lived for 40 years. My art educa- tion came through the craft side instead of fine arts but am glad that stepped into a beginning watercolor class at the Armory, I have taken workshops here and in Michigan. It was an issue with water that made me include a Chinese Watercolor class and found that I enjoyed it. Recently I have found the need to step back out of the tightly controlled venue and come back to transparent watercolors and its creativity. I have shown my works at Three Pines Gallery in Cross Village MI, Columbus School for Girls Alumni shows, Lake Worth Art League Show and The Armory’s student art shows”.

 

Janice Hill

 

Jani graduated with a double major in Art and Education from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. She taught school for several years in Madison, Milwaukee and Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. She helped originate The Oconomowoc Art Festival, which is still going on. In 1978 she moved to the Chicago area and has been in the Crystal Lake area ever since. She entered the retail market and was a store manager for an upscale department store and later opened a bridal boutique.  In 2004, she and her husband bought a second home in Jupiter, Fl. and after 40 years, she returned to painting watercolors. Her subject matter is landscapes and florals, painting only what she has experienced or photographed. She uses a controlled palette of warm and cool primary colors, mixing all the secondary and tertiary colors from these.“My desire is to have the viewer feel the ambiance of the scene and transcend into it. I find it fascinating, ever-changing, frustrating, and elating. One doesn’t know what will happen; therefore a careful drawing and planning are always vital for me. My journey in watercolor is a constant learning experience that I enjoy tremendously.”  She has studied with Bridget Austin, Karen Bastidas, Terry Madden, Frank Webb, Steve Rogers, Nita Engle, and Sue Archer. Jani has done numerous outdoor art festivals in Florida for 3 years in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Hobe Sound, Jupiter, Stuart and Naples. She has exhibited with the WOWs in 2009 and 2010.

 

 

Katherine (Bunny) Jones

Bunny grew up in Washington,D.C. She attended Connecticut College. While she did not major in art, she has taken classes throughout her life. After moving to Florida in 1970, she studied oil painting with Virginia Seitz and at The Norton School of Art. Then she discovered watercolor and started classes at The Armory School of Art. In the 1980’s she started a business designing handpainted items for the home. She has taken many watercolor workshops with Tony Couch, Skip Lawrence, Charles Reid, Don Andrews and pastel workshops with Albert Handell and Elsie Dresch. Most important has been her relationship over the past 10 years with Sue Archer who has provided exceptional instruction and critiques. She has exhibited in The Palm Beach Watercolor Society Invitational, Women of Watercolor exhibitions at MacArthur State Park,The Govenor’s Club and South Palm Beach,The Lake Worth At League Invitational, The Bascom Gallery in Highlands,NC, the Lake Toxaway Art Exhibit and the Transylvania Art League Exhibit in Brevard, NC.

 

 

Maurice Kathryn Dennis (Candy)

 

Maurice is a graduate of Syracuse University with a Fine Arts Degree and was a professional art teacher in the Stamford, Ct school system for over 20 years. Presently she is a resident of Delray Beach, Fl. Her original media consisted of large wood constructions and collages that were shown in a two women show in the Stamford Museum. Now she does water- color painting, experimenting with the pouring technique. Candy and her husband travel extensively and she uses this resourse for ideas for painting. Candy is a member of the WOWs (Women of Watercolor) and has exhibited with them at MacArthur State Park, The Governor’s Club, South Palm Beach, and The Lake Worth Art League Invitational in 2009 and 2010.

 

 

Ellen Postrel

After many years of training in oil and acrylics, Ellen Postrel found watercolor and never looked back. The award-winning watercolorist Sue Archer has been her mentor and workshops with Charles Reid helped to enhance Ellen’s ability to transform white paper with vibrant color. Ellen has gone green. She is passionate about painting colorful vegetables and flowers displayed at farm stands and markets. Recently Ellen became enamored with the body language of shoppers eyeing food and plants. Ellen studies her subject deeply before beginning a painting, using photographs and reference books. Choosing what to leave unsaid is her niche. Once the painting begins, she forgets all rules. Ellen has shown her watercolors in Delray Beach at two International Orchid Society shows and the Palm Beach Water Color Society. In February 2011, Ellen received a prize at the juried show at the Crest Gallery. In New York, Ellen has exhibited at the Clothesline Art Show in East Hampton, the Westhampton Beach Library, the Quogue Library, and the Gallery at the Flowers at the Greenery. In the summer of 2010, Ellen’s painting was selected as one of the best 50 covers in 50 years of Dan’s Papers based in Bridgehampton, New York. Ellen resides during the winter months in Boca Raton, Florida, and spends the summers in Westhampton Beach, New York. She is a member of the Palm Beach Water Color Society, Women of Watercolor in Fl. and the East End Arts Council in Riverhead, New York.

Elizabeth Percy

 

“Always intrigued with watercolors, I took my first class in the early 2000’s. As an educator for many years, I taught Fashion Production and worked with the elements of design. Consequently, watercolor painting has given me an excellent opportunity to continue with classes At PBSC. I now enjoy painting with Women of Watercolor. I enjoy painting what I see outside every day, flowers, landscape and from my extensive travel photos. My paintings are now on display at “Ralph’s Place Restaurant in P.B.G. and in the WOW exhibitions”.

 

 

 

 

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