Learn Technique, Composition, And Structure Of Abstract Painting With Karen H. Salup. Develop Your Own Style And Voice With Two Separate Workshops: One Day Workshop At Arts Warehouse In Delray Beach On March 30, Four Session Workshop Begins April 4 At Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Award winning abstract artist, Karen H. Salup, is offering two workshop options locally: a One-Day workshop on Saturday, March 30 at the Arts Warehouse in Delray Beach and a separate  4 session workshop on abstract painting in Lake Worth at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery.  This is an opportunity to hone your skills or try something new!  Karen will teach you techniques, composition, and how to structure your own paintings!  Develop your own style and voice with Karen’s guidance.  The Rickie Report shares the details of how to register for the workshops and some of Karen’s paintings.






K A R E N     H.    S A L U P 




Work in Progress by Karen H. Salup



Art Lab Workshop:

Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Painting 





Saturday,  March 30, 2019

10:30 AM – 2:30 PM


Arts Warehouse

313 Northeast 3rd Street     Delray Beach, FL 33446



This Fun and Creative workshop where students will explore the free spirit and style of Abstract Acrylic Painting with Karen H. Salup.

This exciting workshop is all about learning how to capture a uniquely personal and expressive way of painting! Through practical exercises, gain the knowledge to develop your own intuitive responses by placing emphasis on spontaneity, and elements and principals. Karen will teach in a supportive and friendly way, encouraging you to explore this exciting art form. The class is suited to beginners, or to intermediate students with some foundation art experience or none at all. When you leave this workshop you will have techniques to use forever.

*Workshop fee includes all materials except canvas.

*Canvas is not required for this class; if student would like to work on a canvas too a 24″ x 24″ is the recommended size. If you have any supplies you would like to bring you are welcome to do so.

Registration will close 3 days prior to the workshop date. Refunds for cancelled registrations given up to 7 days prior to workshop date.  Register soon, space is limited!   This Workshop is for participants 18+

Arts Warehouse 1 Day Workshop:To Register:     








Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18,25


Bring your own supplies

10 am – 4 pm


Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

15 South J Street    Lake Worth, FL

4 Week Workshop at Clay Glass Metal Stone:

REGISTER HERE :  monet12@bellsouth.net


For three decades, Karen H. Salup has been intriguing audiences across the country with her paintings.  Her artwork has been featured in several galleries and exhibits through Florida and New York, including SOLO exhibits at Viridian and Jain Marunouchi Galleries.  Karen tells The Rickie Report, “As a painting evolves I am composing intuitive images that references lean to nature. There is a vocabulary that I have developed, consisting of visual poetry”.


“Birthday Celebration” by Karen H Salup




Using acrylic, watercolor, and pastels on canvas and paper, Karen creates a world that vibrates with bold colors and bright light paired with brushstrokes that evoke a strong sense of movement and energy.  Her paintings begin with a theme of nature, but invariably evolve into an imaginative creation that invites interpretation from the audience.  Karen’s work is influenced from Impressionism  to Deconstructionism  to Abstract  Expressionism.




“Swirl” by Karen H. Salup


She explains, “These terms such as markmaking, brushstrokes and gestures where known as idiosyncratic visual poetry by the Abstract Expressionist movement creating gestures that bring to the viewer; Forms, Texture, Color and Light”.



“Summer Fling” by Karen H. Salup



“My work is very much like a process. I find image secondary to the art making. Although abstract in nature, there is an underlying visual order that gradually seems to emerge. Working intuitively, I enter a realm of the unknown where there is more of a calling than any real choice. I seem to be forever altering and adjusting the core of the painting and some invisible reality that appears”.



“This self-imposed repetitive process as I build, erase and paint layers becomes a definite chaos through which the work evolves and it seems to return repeatedly to its beginning. With each revival to the surface, there are the mark markings, forms, subtleties and sensitivities that appear in my work”.   Karen is an active member of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), Women in The Visual Arts (WITVA) and the Palm Beach Watercolor Society.


For more information about Karen’s artwork:

Website:  karenhs.com

Email:  monet12@bellsouth.net




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27th Annual Delray Beach Festival Of The Arts Slated for January 23 – 24, 2016

On January 23 and 24, 2016, experience the 27th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts. One mile along Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach, starting at US1 and continuing east over the Intracoastal Waterway to A1A and the Atlantic Ocean, will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery. See original artwork and affordable gift items by more than 300 artists from the U.S. Enjoy eclectic art displays, live music and a Free art giveaway.  Free admission.  The Rickie Report shares the details and highlights three of the artists:  Petr Bednarik, Jim Bobick and Carla Blank.









27th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts

Saturday, January 23


Sunday, January 24

10 am – 5 pm

Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach (US-I across the Intercoastal Bridge to AIA)

Navigational address: 1111 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483

To Support the Arts and the Local Community

Free and open to the public



The largest juried art affair in South Florida returns to Downtown Delray Beach January 23-24, 2016. This nationally ranked outdoor street fair spans one mile of Atlantic Avenue starting at US1 and continuing east over the Intracoastal Waterway all the way to A1A and the Atlantic Ocean. The exhibitors, more than 300 from around the country, are selected from hundreds of applicants to ensure quality and diversity. Admission is free and open to the public. 


Petr Bednarik


“Maroon Bells” by Petr Bednarik

Petr Bednarik


Petr says, “I’m sorry if I am going to disappoint you, but these are not pictures and I am not a National Geographic photographer. I am an artist and what you see are windows and doors to the soul. My media is photography.  I use landscapes and cityscapes as my key to open those window and doors. You will not see people in my images and if you do it is just to provide a scale to what is around them.  Usually they are small and it is difficult to even find them. A man is not the center of a universe despite acting like one.  The soul is vast and filled with love, understanding and compassion. What is reflected in my photography is the human soul. First seen by my eyes and then captured by a digital or film media, an open window revealing beauty, gentleness and hope.  The same beauty gentleness and hope the Creator reflected in our being. Now take another look around you and let your soul immerse in the Supreme soul of the Universe.  There is no wall between you and the Creator. Without you there is no Universe and without the Universe you are not.”



“Morning Light” by Petr Bednarik





The artistic media with broad appeal will include paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media and much more. The prices will be set to suit all budgets; perfect for art enthusiasts and collectors as well as the casual shopper interested in unique gift items. 


Jim Bobick





Jim’s work is an exploration of light and color- a physical translation of his ideas surrounding the ethereal. His inspiration comes from many sources: ancient philosophy, the sky, the ocean, music, and poetry. His painting process is intuitive and reactive – he applies several thin layers of oil, each layer a reaction to the one applied before it, letting the painting guide itself to its final incarnation. Jim is from the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC. In 1998, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland. Since graduating, Jim had a career as an art teacher and a career in the financial industry before settling fulltime as an artist. Since then, Jim has exhibited his work extensively around the country and his paintings are included in many public and private collections throughout the United States and Canada. He has won numerous awards and has been reviewed in major newspapers.  Jim lives, works, and owns a gallery in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


Jim Bobick









Festival promoter Howard Alan Events encourages patrons to explore the vast array of original art and learn more about the artists and their creative process. They will also have the opportunity to register to win the free art giveaway featuring the work of an exhibiting artist. No purchase is necessary to participate and the winner will be announced during the final hour of the art show. A portion of the proceeds from the festival benefits the Downtown Delray Beach Development Authority. The mission of the DDA is to oversee business development, market and promote the merchants of the district, communicate and facilitate a clean and safe community and work to enhance physical improvements.



Carla Bank


“Tres Amigos” by Carla Blank




Carla tells us,”I have a passion for painting that has been with me since childhood. That coupled with my love of pop culture, brings my vision to canvas. Being a native of Mexico, and having been a Chicagoland resident for many years, I bring a unique perspective to modern art. My inspiration is all around me in this great city and my use of color stems from the celebrated artistic heritage of my home country.  I paint familiar people, places and things and the ultimate goal of my art is to bring joy to those who view it. I don’t limit my art to canvas, other materials such as wood and glass have also been vehicles for artistic expression. My process usually involves traditional brushes, but most recently I have experimented with finger painting, and found it to be another liberating way to express my creativity”.

Carla Bank



“Raindrops” by Carla Bank

Festival Information At – A -Glance:



  • 27th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts
  • January 23 – 24, 2016 – Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
  • Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach (US-I across the Intercoastal Bridge to AIA)
  • Navigational address: 1111 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483
  • Free and open to the public
  • Juried gallery style outdoor art showcase
  • Consistently ranked among top 100 fine art shows in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine
  • Largest art affair in South Florida spanning one mile of Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach
  • Original Art
  • Handmade in America
  • 300 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Free Art Giveaway
  • Partial proceeds from the art show benefits the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority




About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:


Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Alexandria King Street Art Festival (Alexandria, VA), Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists.



For additional information on the 27th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit  www.artfestival.com


Call 561-746-6615











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