Gold Coast Watercolor Society Announces “46th Annual Members Love Watercolor Free Virtual Exhibit And Sale

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society – A Watermedia Group (GCWS) is a resource for artists, both new and experienced.  The public is invited to their 46th Annual Members Love Watercolor Exhibit and Sale!  The Rickie Report shares the details of this exciting exhibit and reminds everyone that a gift of original artwork is very special indeed! This exhibit and sale is open NOW through March 31, 2021.

 

 

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society-

A Watermedia Group

Presents 

 

 

46th Annual Members Love Watercolor Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Online show

open NOW  through March 31st, 2021

 

 

The show features 50 artists and 81original artworks by GCWS members, some of the finest in the country.

Enjoy the online show at Cloud Folios where you can purchase artwork directly from the site. 

Start your holiday shopping today at:

Online Show Link

https://www.cloudfolios.com/exhibitions/158

 

 

 

 

 

We are pleased to announce our 2020 Prize Winners

 

 

 

Best in Show

 

 

“The Night Before, The Night Before” 

By Christine Landis 

 

 

 

First Prize

 

 

 

 

“Miss Ann and Friend” 

by John Bowen 

 

 

 

Second Prize

 

 

 

“RRR”

by Rita Szopinski 

 

 

Third Prize

 

 

 

 

“Crank Caller”

by Pat Brooks 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to them all!

 

Thanks to our judge David R. Becker of Chicago

 

 

For more information about GCWS and how to enter upcoming online shows visit our website at:

www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com

 

 

 

Please Join Us!

 

 

 

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society

A Watermedia Group

ArtServe

1350 Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

 

 www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com/

 

 

 

Meetings are held


October through May at 7 pm


3rd Tuesday Via ZOOM during COVID

 

 

 

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society – A Watermedia Group  (GCWS) is a resource for artists, both new and experienced. 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 plus Plein air painting opportunities.

 

 

 

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John Bowen’s Artistry Transforms Naval Air Station Ft. Lauderdale Museum To Preserve History And Honor To Those Who Served

The Naval Air Station Ft. Lauderdale Museum will showcase the detailed artistry of well-know watercolorist, John Bowen. The Museum is open Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, with a special 4th of July picnic!  Everyone is invited! John is a key team member in the Museum’s mission to preserve our history by honoring the men and women who defended our freedom, during WWI, to Korea, and WWII.  Did you know that the infamous Flight 19 departed from here?  That US President George H.W. Bush lived at this base as an Ensign as he trained as a torpedo/bomber pilot?  Be part of the “History Project”, which collects unpublished written memoirs of personal wartime experiences, diaries, maps, drawings, photographs, and letters, that tell the veteran’s story. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to take a free tour!

 

 

 

NAVAL AIR STATION FORT LAUDERDALE MUSEUM
National Register of Historic Places   .   A Florida Heritage Site  .  Home of Flight 19

4000 W. Perimeter Road, Ft. Lauderdale,Florida

(954) 359-4400

HOURS: THURSDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY
from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm

Free Admission / Free Tours / Pay-what-you-wish tours / Free Parking / Handicap-accessible
This is an all volunteer operation. Donations are appreciated. ​

 

SPECIAL  4TH  OF JULY  PICNIC

11:30 am to 3:30 pm

 

Outside Museum Building: A Marine Corsair and A Navy Avenger. Both planes created from concrete and painted by John Bowen, to enhance the building. Each of the planes are seven feet long.

 

“Bikes at the Art Show” Watercolor by John Bowen, took First Place Award for Watercolor Category in Veteran’s Art Exhibition.

 

John Bowen has been an artist and illustrator for more than 45 years.  He first studied commercial art at the School of Fine and Industrial Arts in Newark, New Jersey.  After two years of experience in advertising agencies, he entered the United States Air Force as an illustrator.  His duties in the Air Force included a year of documenting airlift operations in South Vietnam, and his illustrations are on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado.  Upon establishing a residence in South Florida, John discovered the many varied landscapes of the state containing the only subtropical climate in the U.S. and the wonderful lighting that Florida’s climate affords.

 

 

John’s background as an illustrator has made him a “detail” watercolorist of the highest order.  His experience allows him to convey the mood and story of the scene through the use of dramatic lighting and vibrant color.  A detailed drawing eventually morphs into a relaxed style of painting.  Working with watercolors has always intrigued John, and the challenge and excitement of this medium has never left him.

 

Red tailed Mustang, created and painted by John Bowen honors an all Black WWIl group of U S Airmen. They flew in the European Theatre. Their main assignment during the war was to escort our bombers during their raids over the continent. They had an outstanding record of protecting the bombers. They had all their plane’s tails painted red so everyone would know who they were and when they were coming! The Memorial Garden, at the Museum, is for Lt. Colonel Gray of the “Red Tail” Squadron.

 

 

 

Photos from the Inauguration of the Zen Garden created by volunteer Veterans & Master Gardeners, in honor of Ray Rivera WWII & Korea Veteran, survivor of the Bunker Hill CV-17.  Original painting was created by artist & Vietnam Vet John Bowen.

John paints to keep Florida’s history alive.  “This is a passion with me,” says the artist.  “I believe in keeping history alive by both painting it and helping to preserve it.”  This he does by donating artwork and Giclee limited edition prints to the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, Florida charity art exhibitions of the Bonnet House, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, juried art shows for the Old Davie Schoolhouse Project, and a one-man art exhibit at the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society. He will continue his outdoor show schedule this Fall.

Flight 19 Memorial created and painted by John Bowen is facing the Bermuda Triangle, where the plane and its crew were lost.

John tells The Rickie Report, “Realistic expressionism is how I describe my work.  Capturing a mood, striving to tell a story, intrigued by history, landscapes and themes, these are the inspirations that create my work.  Emphasizing the play of light and shadow as seen in nature.  Describing textures of time written in historic places.  Capturing a moment of history, that sense of space.  These are the feelings I try to express in my paintings.  Each idea is carefully planned from exploration through execution.  Plein air painting, sketching, photography, using whatever means possible to achieve my vision.  Combining both opaque and transparent watercolors on heavy (300 lb) archival paper.  I work patiently, using established principles to create the final piece.  Hoping to express the beauty that inspired me”.  

 

John is a signature member with the Florida Watercolor Society, Gold Coast Watercolor Society and the Delray Art League.  He is available to do Home and Boat Portrait Commissions.  John Bowen can be reached at  954 370-2061.    jbowenartist@aol.com  or www.johnbowenwatercolorist.com

 

More about the Museum:

National Register of Historic Places.  A Florida Heritage Site.
Our mission is to develop and maintain a national and internationally recognized naval aviation museum that educates young and old alike, to preserve history by honoring the memory of Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale and the men & women who defended freedom during World War II.

 

The Museum has been instrumental in preserving the memory of Flight 19, one of the great aviation mysteries. Flight 19 flew out of NAS Fort Lauderdale on 5 December 1945, to vanish into the Bermuda Triangle. In addition, 19 year old future US President George H. W. Bush lived at this base as an Ensign, to train as a torpedo/bomber pilot.  From October 1942 to October 1946 the base would train pilots and thousands of aircrewmen from the U.S and other countries. In December 1999, the building was relocated to its permanent site at 4000 West Perimeter Rd., 2 blocks west from its original location.

 

 

On Exhibit:

  • Link Trainer Flight Simulator: historic mechanical & engineering landmark.
  • Recreated Soldier’s Barracks: The George Bush Room.
  • 25×7 naval aviation mural signed by President George H.W. Bush, John McCain, RADM Moffit, and Medal of Honor Vietnam Gary Littrell.
  • Original paintings, cartoons, lithographs, drawings, and photographs.
  • “Broward Goes To War”  Exhibit:  the war years of 1941-1945.
  • Flight 19: collection of letters, photos, artifacts, books, videos,  & displays.
  • Vintage ship & aircraft models, WWII artifacts, teaching props, flight gear, ship plaques, medals, insignia, uniforms representing all branches of the military.
  • Online-Only Exhibits: take a tour of our
  • John Payne Memorial Library: 3,000+ volumes from military history, personal memoirs, war diaries, aviator log books, veteran’s letters, cruise books, war postcard albums, magazines, and world war II newsletters.
  • Photography collection: 10,000+ images of aircraft, ships, people, naval history, technical manuals, photos of artworks, and a military video library.
  • Outdoor artifacts include WWII torpedoes from a submarine, and TBM/TBF Avenger, an anti-aircraft gun, and an anti-submarine Hedgehog.  
  • Veterans History Project: WWI & WWII collection of Veteran’s Stories.
  • Award winning Butterfly Garden with a Flight 19 memorial. 
  • Take the 360 degree Google Video tour.
  • virtual exhibits.

 

The History Project:

The Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum collects and preserves personal stories and other documents from World War II Veterans, with the purpose of building a lasting legacy of preserving history for generations to come. This History Project collects unpublished written memoirs of personal wartime experiences. We welcome diaries, collections of letters, and photographs that tell the veteran’s story.  Maps, drawings, and other documents are also welcome. We don’t have to keep your originals as the artifacts can be scanned, or photographed, and shared this way via e-mails. This project was started in 2010, with the introduction of NASFL Museum founder Allan McElhiney, who was a sailor in World War II.  This Gallery of Veterans is not in chronological order, rather it follows a date of completion by NASFL Museum curators.  If you are interested in sharing a Veteran’s story, or your family’s military history, please go to www.nasflmuseum.com

 

You can visit Museum on Thursday, Saturday, & Sunday

– Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
– Business Hours: Thursday, Saturday, & Sunday from 11:30am to 3:30pm
– Last tour is at 2:30pm (no need for reservations but it’s best to be there between 11:30 and 2pm for best timing).
– Depending on your time, and level of interest, a tour can go from 10 mins to 3 hours. It’s up to you.
– After tours, people are welcome to linger around and take photos, enjoy their time in the library, watch videos, or explore the garden areas.
– This is an all volunteer operation. For tours of more than 5 people in your party, a donation of $5 per person is appreciated (members are always free). You can also Pay-what-you-wish!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Branch National League Of American Pen Women Feature Watercolorist, John Bowen At November Meeting

The Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women will feature John Bowen at the November 17th Luncheon and Speaker Program. Meet John Bowen, award-winning watercolorist, illustrator, and writer. John will share the story of his military experience in Vietnam that led him to write and illustrate “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days”, which won a silver medal. John’s realistic expressionism paintings capture Florida’s landscapes, seascapes, and everyday life. His art is a best seller at Vizcaya in Miami.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up now!  Pen Women is a prime example of positive networking organization.  You can attend this event as a guest.

 

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BOCA RATON BRANCH

National League of American Pen Women

 

 

 

Meet Award-Winning Artist, John Bowen

Thursday, November 17, 2016
11:30 A.M.

 

 

 

Delray Beach Golf Club

2200 Highland Ave.  Delray Beach, FL

561/243-7385 for Directions

 

 

Meet John Bowen, award-winning watercolorist, illustrator, and writer. John will share the story of his military experience in Vietnam that led him to write and illustrate Eleven Months and Nineteen Days, which won a silver medal. John’s realistic expressionism paintings capture Florida’s landscapes, seascapes, and everyday life.

 

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CLIP AND RETURN WITH YOUR CHECK

 

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF CHECKS: November 7, 2016

Members: $27 – Guests: $32
Gluten Free: Members $30 – Guests: $35
Checks payable to: Boca Raton Branch NLAPW

Send to: Elaine Bossik, 7722 Majestic Palm Drive Boynton Beach FL 33437


 

Email Elaine Bossik for more information:  elainebossik@yahoo.com

Luncheon Menu:    Please circle your choice of entrée and dessert
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Email ________________________
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1) Chicken Francaise – Parmesan egg battered chicken breast sauteed and finished with a lemon butter sauce, served with herb roasted potatoes and sauteed green beans almondine.
(2) Poached Fillet of Salmon – Court bouillon poached salmon with creamy lemon dill sauce on the side, herb roasted potatoes and sauteed green beans almondine.
(3) Chef’s Salad – Fresh garden mixed greens topped with julienned turkey, ham, salami and Provolone cheese, topped with pepperoncini, black olives and grape tomatoes with Italian dressing.
Dessert Choice: (4) Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake or (5) Fruit Cup

 

 

About National League of American Pen Women:

The Boca Raton Branch of the National League of American Pen Women is a prestigious organization of professional women in the Arts – Published Writers, Authors, Poets, Musical Composers and Award winning Artists. The Boca Raton branch is one of the largest in the country and celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2015.

 

NLAPW’s corporate headquarters is based in Washington, D.C. oversees branches all over the United States. The League boasts membership of such prominent ladies as Eleanor Roosevelt, Erma Bombeck, and Edna Hibel. Vinnie Ream, the only woman to sculpt President Lincoln from life, was an early member of NLAPW. Her statue of Lincoln now stands in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

 

As a qualified member of Art, Letters or Music, each member is exposed to participation in Art Exhibits, Book Talks and various workshops. On the third Thursday of the month – from November to May – luncheons are held with interesting, informative speakers featuring the three Muses ~ Art – Literature – Music! 

 

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Delray Art League Announces Fall Lineup Of Art Exhibits And Receptions And Invites You to Attend

The Delray Art League offers a multitude of fine art opportunities for Art Patrons and Artists from now through November.  Stop by Delray Beach City Hall, The Milagro Center, Old School Square, and the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. New members are welcome to this active artist networking organization.  Don’t miss the Opening Reception of  “Autumn Rising” at the Milagro Center August 26th!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

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Our FALL lineup…

Fine Art Exhibits

 

Delray Art League
New Members Exhibit

Now thru September 16th

At Delray Beach City Hall Gallery

100 NW First Avenue
Delray Beach, FL

Hours: Monday – Friday   8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Admission is free.

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Dada Flower by Bob Catan (top)
“At The End Of The Day” by Mike D’Amato (bottom)

Delray Art League
Milagro Center Exhibit

Opening August 26th thru October 21st

At Milagro Center

695 Auburn Ave, Delray Beach, Florida
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Admission is free.

“Autumn Rising” Opening Reception

 August 26th of 2016  6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

A portion of all art sales will go to raise funds for the Milagro Center & the Delray Art League Education Fund.

Please join us.

 

 

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“Church Lady” by Linda Greenwald (top)

“Fiesta Coconuts by Eileen Louvre (bottom)

 

Delray Art League
Abstract Exhibit

September 1 thru October 31st

At Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

140 NE 1st Street
Delray Beach, Florida
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Admission is free.

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Artwork by Sheila Ballaban

Delray Art League
1st Friday Artwalk Delray Beach – September 2nd

Artwalk Gallery Exhibit

September 2nd thru September 29th

At The Artwalk Gallery in the Cornell Museum

51 N Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, Florida
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Admission is free.

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Phoenix Totem by Magnus Sebastian

Delray Art League
Visual Arts of Delray Exhibit

October 1st thru November 26th

At The Gallery at the Arts Garage

94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444
Saturday, October 1st, 2016 to Saturday November 26th, 2016
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm.
Admission is free.

 

 

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Artwork by Moneta

 

 

DAL Members Around Town

Bruce Bain is conducting a photography class – Composition “Creating Interesting and Memorable Images” at Jonathon Dickinson State Park on Saturday, September 10, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm. Contact the Kimbell Education Center at 561-745-5551 for additional information:

Kathryn Barry has been exhibiting & selling her oil paintings of Crested Butte at Mary Picciano’s new Spirit & Soul Boutique in Crested Butte, CO. This summer Kathryn has been painting primarily plein air in the beautiful lofty Rockies.

John Bowen will be at three outdoor art shows this September and October, in Delaware and Virginia. See John at Brandywine Art Festival, in Wilmington, Delaware, on the 17th and 18th of September. Art on the Green, in New Castle, Delaware, on the 24th of September, and Occasion for the Arts, in Williamsburg, Virginia, on the 1st and 2nd of October.

Carolyn Barth has a painting included in the Women in the Visual Arts Exhibition at Palm Beach Cultural Council, 601 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL, August 13 – October 1, 2016.

Linda Fleischman will be exhibiting at the BluePrint Gallery at Milagro Center at 695 Auburn Avenue, Delray Beach. Her plein air paintings, Rosie’s Palace, The Pavilion & Evelyn Bartlett’s Orchid Greenhouses were painted on location at the Fort Lauderdale’s Bonnet House & Gardens Museum. Rosie’s Palace was the stable for the mule that carried goods from the boathouse to the property. The Pavilion is located on the south end of the estate in front of the pond where Frederick Bartlett premiered his mural paintings on canvas and held social engagements. Evelyn Bartlett’s Orchid Greenhouses were the love of Mrs. Bartlett. She loved caring for her orchids on the estate property. The legend of Frederick & Evelyn Bartlett lives on today.

Andrew Holliman was awarded Special Merit Recognition in Light, Space and Time Online Gallery – “Nature” 2016 Exhibit for his piece “Red and Green McCaw”. The competition was an international event with 814 submissions from 25 countries. https://www.youtube.com/user/LightSpaceTime Two of Andy’s pieces were selected for The Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA) Exhibit at the Nathan Rosen Center Gallery in Boca Raton on display through September 9th.  Andy’s work “Symbiosis” is on display at Arts at the Lighthouse and three of Andy’s pieces are hanging in Wellington. “The Road to Summer” in the new Community Center, “Moonlight Serenade” and “Lunar Recital” are hanging in the Wellington City Hall.  
Manny Jomok is exhibiting at Works of Hands Gallery in Maine until Sept. 30, 2016. For additional information: www.facebook.com/worksofhandgallery or visit Manny www.mannyjart.com and www.facebook.com/mannyjomok

Deborah LaFogg Docherty’s “Flying Tiger” of Everglades National Park, FL  has been accepted into The Nation’s Most Spectacular National Parks Exhibit opening to the public on August 27th and continue through December 31st, 2016. There will be an opening reception for artists, members and special guests on Friday August 26th, 6 – 8 pm. at St. George Art Museum, 47 E 200 N, St. George, UT 84770

Vicki Siegel will be exhibiting work in “Selections from the Armory Art Center” at the at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County 601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth, August 26 through October 29. You can see her work online at www.vickisiegelart.com as well. 

Dee Utasi has an art exhibit entitled “Painted Memories” hanging for the month of August at Cypress Street Station in Abilene, Texas.  She will also be the featured artist at ArtWalk on the second Thursday of the month. She will be painting outside the venue.

Join us:

CATEGORIES FOR MEMBERSHIP:


 Exhibiting Member $40.00 annually;
 Family members (exhibiting} $50.00 annually;
 Friend membership (non-exhibiting) $20.00 annually.
To become a Delray Art League exhibiting member, you must submit three pieces of your original artwork at one of our monthly general meetings. Artwork should be presented to the Jurying Committee between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. before the start of the General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Next meeting is scheduled for October 10th, 2016.
Accepted Artwork: 2 D and 3 D Visual Art
Not Accepted: Crafts or commercially reproduced artwork (except fine art photography/digital). Decision is subject to the discretion of the Jurying Committee, with final determination by the Board of Directors.  Art should be signed by the artist and ready for hanging. Art done on paper should be matted and framed with Plexiglas (no glass). Canvas must be framed or gallery wrapped (no staples showing) with sides painted.

Like us on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Delrayartleague/

For additional information visit us at:
www.delrayartleague.com

 

 

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Delray Art League Invites You To Enjoy Art And Musical Events

The Delray Art League (DAL) invites everyone to their Monthly Meeting on February 8th featuring Serafima Sokolov, who will speak about “Night Vision and Fluorescent Techniques”.  Don’t miss “Contacts & Cocktails”, cosponsored with the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce on February 11th.  This is a fantastic opportunity to hear music provided by the Milagro Teens Orchestra and to network, network, network! At DAL’s “Artists In The Park” you can see the exquisite artwork of its members.  Enjoy “Winter Interlude Exhibit 2106” at the Delray Beach City Hall Gallery.  The Rickie Report shares sneak peeks and all of the details here. We encourage art lovers and art patrons to see the exhibits. We urge artists to join this fabulous art networking organization!

 

 

 

 

“Happening This Month”
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Come join us at

 Old School Square

Under the Tent

“Contacts & Cocktails”

February 11, 2016

5:15 – 7:00 pm

Sponsored by Delray Art League and Delray Greater Beach Chamber of Commerce
Music provided by Milagro Teens Orchestra

To Register: Register Here

Chamber Members: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Non-members $20 per person

Don’t forget to bring your business cards for successful networking.

 

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AND

 

 

 

“Artists in the Park”
Outdoor Fine Art Exhibit & Show

 

 

Weekends 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Veterans Park @ Atlantic Avenue and the Intracoastal
Or
Old School Square @ Atlantic Avenue and Swinton

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AND

DAL Fine Art Exhibits

 

The Winter Interlude Exhibit 2016

Friday, January 29th to Friday, March, 25th

 

 

Delray Beach City Hall Gallery
100 NW First Avenue
     Delray Beach, Florida
City Hall Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm. Admission is free.

AND

Our Next Monthly Meeting

Monday February 8th, 2016
7:00 – 9:00 PM

Program:

Night Vision and Fluorescent Techniques

by Serafima Sokolov

Serafima Sokolov has developed a unique painting style which she calls “Night Vision”.  Her paintings reflect modern issues such as war, equal rights and theocracy.  Her newest efforts include a series about the Great Depression.

 

Even though her paintings depict struggle, they are actually lessons in survival, not defeat.  They are about the strength of the human condition. With her parents, Serafima immigrated to the United States just prior to the fall of the former Soviet Union. She has seen a different side to life.

 

Graduating from FAU, Serafima successfully developed a career in art, primarily working in oils and acrylics.  She enjoys doing murals which can be seen locally while her artwork has attracted nationwide attention.

 

 

 

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“Dust Bowl Series” by Serafima Sokolov

http://www.serafimasokolov.com/

 

 

DAL meetings are held in the Commissioner’s Chambers at Delray Beach City Hall, 100 NW 1st Ave. Meetings are free and open to the public. Donations to DAL’s Jack Feinberg Art Education Fund are accepted

 

Invitation for New Members

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Dee Utasi’s Encaustics Demonstration at DAL’s Monthly Meeting

 

 

To become a Delray Art League exhibiting member, you must submit three pieces of your original artwork at one of our monthly general meetings. Artwork should be presented to the Jurying Committee between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. before the start of the General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Please bring a check or cash. You will be notified by mail of your acceptance. If not accepted, your check will be returned.

 

CATEGORIES FOR MEMBERSHIP:

 

 

Exhibiting Member $40.00
 Family members (exhibiting} $50.00
 Friend membership (non-exhibiting) $20.00

 

 

Accepted Artwork:
2 D ART – watercolor, oil, acrylic, collage, etc.
SCULPTURE – stone, wood, metal, etc.
PHOTOGRAPHY – At this time the photography category is filled
.  

 

 

Not Accepted: crafts, glass, pottery, fiber art, jewelry, bead-stringing, poured molds, flowers, shell craft, etc. Categories not listed will be decided at the discretion of the Jurying Committee, with final determination by the Board of Directors.
Art should be signed by the artist and ready for hanging. Art done on paper should be matted and framed with Plexiglas (no glass). Canvas must be framed or gallery wrapped (no staples showing) with sides painted.

For more information go to: www.delrayartleague.com

 

 

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DAL Members Around Town

 

 

Alfred Biegel’s painting “Waterfall: Boca West” was awarded 3rd Place in the Wild Art Exhibit now at the Cornell Museum, Delray from January to April.

Bill Farran will be competing in Art 2016 Nathan D. Rosen Biennial Juried Art Competition at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery, Thursday, Feb. 11 and run through March 17, 2016. He will be at ArtiGras Fair Jupiter Fl. Feburary 13-15, 2016 and at the Chabad of South Palm Beach Art Show, February-April. Bill will be speaking Sunday, February 21, 2016 from 4-6 PM

Bob Birkenes was invited to participate in Milagro Centers Abstract Exhibit at The Blueprint Gallery through February 5th

Brenda Gordon’s new 2016 series of pencil and charcoal can be seen at Magnus & Gordon Gallery

Camille Rosano won an Honorable Mention for her watercolor “For Pappa and Charlie” in the January art show at the Lake Worth Art League.

Carolyn Barth’s painting “Searching” was included in the National Association of Women Artists – Florida Chapter show at the Armory Art Center Annex, 1121 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, FL from January 16 – February 13, 2016.

Claudia Hafner won the Emerging Artist Award in the Gold Coast Watercolor Society Exhibition: Florida Focus on Art 2016, Jan 18-Feb 15. She was also juried into Fleeting Glimpses at the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens in Fort Lauderdale, exhibiting through the end of February and was juried in to Fort Lauderdale Yacht Club Fine Art Show.

David Cohen was awarded 1st prize at The Guild Gallery on Atlantic Ave.Delray for his “Sunday Afternoon” Oil on Canvas painting.

Deb La Fogg Docherty is now on exhibit at the Foundation Fine Art Gallery in Deerfield Beach. She has also won the 2016 Award of Merit in the National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society On-Line International Exhibit.

 
Dimitri Saginov, Patricia Maguire, Deb LaFogg Docherty, Manny Jomok, Ralph Papa and Vicki Siegel are teaching at the Delray Center for the Arts. For more information see www.delrayarts.org

Dovima has pieces at the new Galleria Gilda in Lake Worth and wearable art garments at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale, Lighthouse Art Center-in Tequesta and Lake Worth Art League in Lake Worth

Ellen Pollack‘s artwork is being exhibited and sold at MONDANA GALLERY at Delray Marketplace on Atlantic Avenue.

Jack Feinberg’s paintings will now be on display at My Salon Suite in Delray and Ocean East Real Estate in Boynton

Jacquie Medeiros has a piece in the Artists Take Flight exhibit at the Palm Beach International Airport. Exhibit runs thru March.

Joe Marcou’s paintings are now hanging in the Oak Bistro & Wine Bar on Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach

John Bowen will be exhibiting his Watercolors at the Ft. Lauderdale Yacht Club Invitational Show Thursday night 6 to 10 pm, February 4th. John will also be exhibiting in the Ft. Myers Festival of the Arts, February 6th & 7th

Karen H. Salup was juried into NewYorkART.com on-line gallery and was accepted into the National Association of Women Artist “Women of Vision 11 Exhibiting in Armory Annex Gallery, Lake Worth, Fl.

Kathryn Carlyle and Cheryl Gibbs will be at The Butterfield Garage Gallery in St. Augustine, FL the entire month of February. Opening night for the show is Friday, February 5th from 7 til 9:30pm.

Lynn Doyal is featured at The Oak Bistro in Wellington.

Manny Jomok’s watercolor, “Panorama at Loxahatchee,” was accepted into the juried show, Florida Wild, at the Cornell Museum, Jan.14 – Apr 17, 2015.

Mark Allen was accepted into Art Synergy and has pieces hanging at Galleria Gilda. He also will be exhibiting in the Plum Gallery in St. Augustine from February thru May

Mary Taylor has pieces in The living Room Theater on the FAU campus and at Gilda’s Gallery in Lake Worth. She also was voted one of the most popular photographers for 2015 on ViewBug

Naomi Shulman’s paintings are now on display at the Arena Gallery

Nina Odorisio has paintings at Malevo tango dance studio, at 1300 Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach

Pat Kaufman has a piece on display in the Boca community Center WPWC society show and several pieces in the Museum shop at the Cornell Art Museum, Delray Beach

Reed Dixon is participating in the Art at the Airport show. He also has paintings on display at the Arts Arena Gallery in Delray and in the Derek Gores Gallery in Melbourne, FL. He will be exhibiting in the Plum Gallery in St. Augustine from February thru May.

Romaine Kaufman will be having a solo show in April at the Tamarac Community Center on Commercial Ave.

 
Sheila Ballaban’s piece “Behind The Mirror” has been juried into the Nathan D Rosen Biennial show with the opening reception on Thursday Feb. 11- March 17 2016. She is also having a one woman show at Chabad which is on now till Feb 15 2016. at 224 S Ocean Blvd Manalapan Fl.

Stan Dornfest has a Solo Show at The Weisman Center 7091 West Atlantic Ave., Delray. The Opening reception is Sunday, Jan 31–2-4.  Stan also has 2 paintings in the “Wild” show at The Cornell Art Museum, and 2 Paintings in the Artist Guild Gallery-one of which was awarded 3rd prize.

Tom Melillo is currently showing at Rolando Chang Barrero Gallery, Lucerne Ave. Lake Worth

Vicki Siegel has four new works in Woman: Untitled at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, January 15 through March 12. 601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth, FL.

 
Vicki Siegel and Leora Klaymer Stewart present “Blurring Distinctions” at the Eissey Gallery at Palm Beach State College. Opening reception Tuesday Feb. 16 5:30- 7:30 pm. the show runs through March 18th. 3160 PGA Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens.

 

Wendy Jones has a painting in the plein air show at the Delray Historical Society on Swinton.  The show runs through February 28th.  Her painting of the Cason Cottage sold in the first hour of the show

 

 

 

 

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Delray Art League Announces Next Meeting Featuring JoAnn Nava, Numerous Exhibits And Call For New Members

The Delray Art League (DAL) invites you to their next monthly meeting on November 9th. JoAnn Nava will present and demonstrate. For over 30 years, JoAnn used her painting skills in the trades of decorative painting, murals, faux finishing and restorations. The result is visible in the painting she’s been producing in her fine art. Manipulating latex house paint has challenges different from acrylic and oil. It is a visual language all its own. In this demonstration, a painting will be created from a limited color palette. Viewing artists will see the advantages of using this medium by itself or as a substrate for other mediums.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this event and upcoming exhibits.  DAL is a terrific artist networking organization.  Stop by !

 

 

 

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Upcoming DAL Fine Art Exhibitions:

 

 

The Crest Theatre Gallery Exhibit 2015 Wednesday, November 4th to Sunday, January 24th

 

You are invited to the Delray Art League Indoor Art Exhibit at the historic Crest Theatre Gallery in Delray Beach. Delray Art League members are featuring their original art in a special juried art exhibit at the Crest Theatre located at 51 North Swinton Avenue in Delray Beach – (located just north of Atlantic Avenue). The exhibit will be available for all to see from November 4th to January 24th – Monday thru Friday – 8am to 5pm.

 

Come enjoy inspiring and creative art by some of the area’s most accomplished artists.

 

 

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Next Monthly Meeting: Monday Nov. 9, 2015   7 – 9 PM

Program: THE ART OF HOUSE PAINT JoAnn Nava

 

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For over 30 years, JoAnn used her painting skills in the trades of decorative painting, murals, faux finishing and restorations. The result is visible in the painting she’s been producing in her fine art. Manipulating latex house paint has challenges different from acrylic and oil. It is a visual language all its own. In this demonstration, a painting will be created from a limited color palette. Viewing artists will see the advantages of using this medium by itself or as a substrate for other mediums. The affordability and variety of color make it ideal for large projects or alternative outcomes.

 

 

 

Non-members are invited to attend. No fee is associated however a $5.00 donation at the door to the Jack Feinberg Art Education Fund would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

Delray Art League “Artists in the Park” Outdoor

Fine Art Exhibitions & Shows

 

 

 

New Season! New Artists! New Artwork!

Award winning Artists offer a variety of original wall art, sculpture, photography and more. A portion of all sales are donated to an Art Education Fund to promote the development of the visual arts.

 

 

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Veterans Park @ Atlantic Avenue and the Intracoastal
Old School Square @ Delray Center for the Arts @ Atlantic & Swinton Ave.

 

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Recipient of the Delray Art League Jack Feinberg Art Education Fund

A $3,000 donation was presented to Barbara J. Stark, Executive Director, Milagro Center at the Delray Art League’s general meeting on October 12th, 2015. Barbara is shown above with Kathi Stamm, DAL Treasurer (l) and Deb LaFogg Docherty, DAL Vice President (r). The Milagro Center will use these funds to assist with art education for the children who attend their center.

 

 

Milagro Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is an arts and education program that nurtures the seeds of creativity, builds an indestructible sense of self-worth, and inspires youth to reach their fullest potential. Milagro, which means “miracle” in Spanish, serves disadvantaged, undervalued children, teens, and families throughout South Florida. The Center’s four goals are to ensure academic success, promote the arts, teach inclusion while embracing diversity, and create strong individuals who positively impact their communities. Please visit the website at www.milagrocenter.org

 

Delray Art League (DAL) , a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 1965, is proud to be celebrating 50 years of promoting visual art, art education and culture in the community. Over the past 10 years the Delray Art League has awarded local art students and organizations over $110,000 for educational art programs. Our Jack Feinberg Art Education Fund is made possible by donations from the sale of member art at our Fine Art Exhibit and Shows held seasonally at Veteran’s Park and Old School Square in Delray Beach. For more information visit: www.delrayartleague.com

 

 

DAL Members Around Town:

Vicki Siegel has work in Artists of the Salon at the Armory Art Center and Taking Artistic License at ArtServe in Ft. Lauderdale with the National Association of Women Artists.

Barb Fernandez and James Rabidoux have pieces at Art Sea Living Studio

Tom Melillo is currently represented & showing at Rolando Chang Barrero Gallery, Lucerne Ave. Lake Worth

Donna Walsh won an Honorable Mention at the 4th Annual Vermont Watercolor show at MAC Center for the Arts Gallery & Shop

Manny Jomok will be teaching a six week, intermediate level watercolor class at the Delray Community Center, Oct. 26th – Nov. 30th.

Ellen Pollack‘s artwork is being exhibited and sold at MONDANA GALLERY at Delray Marketplace on Atlantic Avenue.

John Bowen’s watercolor paintings will be at the Coral Springs Museum of Art through November 21st

Reed Dixon is showing at the Arts Arena Gallery in Delray.

Lynn Doyal is featured at The Oak Bistro in Wellington.

Mary Taylor has attained Signature Status in the Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art , has 4 pieces hanging in the Delray Library and 2 pieces in the Boynton Beach Library in the Artists in Florida exhibit.

Mark Allen has paintings hanging at Artisans on the Ave in Lake Worth.

Deb LaFogg Doherty, Manny Jomok, Patricia Maguire, Ralph Papa, Dimitri Saginov and Vicki Siegel are teaching at the Delray Center for the Arts. For more information see www.delrayarts.org

Pati Maguire, Donna Walsh, Manny Jomock, Sheila Wolff, Lorrie Turner, Ralph Papa, Don Martinetti are participating in ” Between the waters” – over 60 Plein air paintings done between the Intracoastal and the ocean – at the Highland Beach library gallery. Reception is Nov 5, 5:30 to 7:00pm.

 

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Invitation for New Members

 

To become a Delray Art League exhibiting member, you must submit three pieces of your original artwork at one of our monthly general meetings. Artwork should be presented to the Jurying Committee between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. before the start of the General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Please bring a check or cash. You will be notified by mail of your acceptance. If not accepted, your check will be returned.

 

 

CATEGORIES FOR MEMBERSHIP:

 Exhibiting Member $40.00
 Family members (exhibiting} $50.00
 Friend membership (non-exhibiting) $20.00

Accepted Artwork:
2 D ART – watercolor, oil, acrylic, collage, etc.
SCULPTURE – stone, wood, metal, etc.
PHOTOGRAPHY – At this time the photography category is filled
Not Accepted: (except if grandfathered in): computer generated art, crafts, glass, pottery, fiber art, jewelry, bead-stringing, poured molds, flowers, shell craft, etc. Categories not listed will be decided at the discretion of the Jurying Committee, with final determination by the Board of Directors.

Art should be signed by the artist and ready for hanging. Art done on paper should be matted and framed with Plexiglas (no glass). Canvas must be framed or gallery wrapped (no staples showing) with sides painted.

 

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Delray Art League Offers Art Exhibits, Networking While The Jack Feinberg Art Education Fund Helps Non-Profits

On Monday, October 12th, the Delray Art League (DAL) kicks off its season with Deb LaFogg Docherty presenting “How to Paint Animals Realistically”.  DAL ‘s Autumn Showcase Exhibit of Fine Art will be displayed at the Delray Beach City Hall. DAL is a group of professional and emerging artists dedicated to the development of excellence in visual arts and art education in South Florida. Through the sale of member art, DAL provides scholarships for art students, grants to non-profit organizations for art supplies and donations to support community visual art programs. In the last 10 years we have donated over $100,000 to the advancement of visual arts.  The Rickie Report shares the details of their upcoming monthly meeting, Indoor and Outdoor Exhibits, The City Hall Exhibit and more information about the  Jack Feinberg Art Education Fund.  This is a great networking group for artists!  Non-members are invited to all of the activities.

 

 

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Monthly Meeting:    Monday October 12th, 2015
7:00 – 9:00 PM

Program: Painting Animals Realistically
By Deb LaFogg Docherty

 

MEETINGS:

General Meetings are always held the 2nd Monday of the month at 7 p.m. from October through April in the Chambers room at Delray Beach City Hall.

 

Non-members are invited to attend. No fee is associated however a $5.00 donation at the door to the Jack Feinberg Art Education Fund would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

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“Follow The Leader” by Deb LaFogg Docherty

 

 

 

Deborah LaFogg Docherty combines two great loves: nature and painting.  Most of what she paints is from life experiences. Her use of light, color, composition, texture, and atmosphere help bring the viewer into the secret world of how animals live, raise their young, court and survive in the wild. Deb is also an instructor at Delray Center for the Arts.
AFFILIATIONS: Signature Member of the Artists for Conservation, Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, Elected member of the Audubon Artists, Associate Member of the Society of Animal Artists
Learn more about Deb’s beautiful art at http://www.lafogg.com

 

 

 

 

DAL Fine Art Exhibitions:

 

The Autumn Showcase Exhibit 2015
Friday, October 23rd to Friday, December 4th
Delray Beach City Hall Gallery

 

You are invited to visit the Delray Art League’s Autumn Showcase Exhibit of Fine Art being displayed at the Delray Beach City Hall. It is the first of 3 DAL member juried exhibits at City Hall this season. Come see and enjoy some of the Delray Art League’s best artist’s creative work. Open to the public, 8am to 5pm Monday thru Friday at Delray City Hall, 100 NW First Avenue, Delray Beach, FL

 

 

 

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DAL Members Around Town:

 

 

DAL members, Carolyn Barth, Patricia Maguire, Ralph Papa, Vicki Siegel, Lorrie Turner and Donna Walsh have been invited to participate in the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Exhibition, “Made in Delray Beach” through Oct 31, 2015, at the Montgomery Building in Lake Worth.

Deb La Fogg Docherty’s painting “Marsh Morning” was accepted into the Degas Pastel Society’s member show.

Mark Allen has paintings hanging at OSGS Gallery in Northwood and Artisans on the Ave in Lake Worth.

Mary Taylor has 4 pieces hanging in the Delray Library and 2 pieces in the Boynton Beach Library as a participant in the Artists in Florida exhibit. Mary’s piece in PBI as part of the Art in Public Places Exhibit, sold during the show.
James Rabidoux has a Solo show through October at the Weisman Delray Community Center located at 7091 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray.

Manny Jomok will be teaching a six week, intermediate level watercolor class at the Delray Community Center, Oct. 26th – Nov. 30th.
Ellen Pollack‘s artwork is being exhibited and sold at MONDANA GALLERY at Delray Marketplace on Atlantic Avenue.

Wendy Jones recently received an honorable mention and a blue ribbon for her painting “Sailing” that was on exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County located in Lake Worth.

John Bowen’s watercolor paintings will be at the Coral Springs Museum of Art through November 21st and his painting “Carriage Ride” will be in the Florida Watercolor Society’s Annual Exhibition. John will be doing a book talk at the Coral springs Museum on Saturday, October 24th at 2 pm about his book “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days” which was awarded a Silver Medal by the Florida Authors and Publishers Association. He will also be speaking at the Vietnam Memorial “Traveling Wall” on Saturday, October 24th at 6:30 pm.

Reed Dixon was accepted into the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood 2015 All Media Juried Biennial. The show runs thru Sun., Nov. 1st. Reed is also showing at the Arts Arena Gallery in Delray and at the OSGS Gallery in the Northwood district of WPB.

Eileen Lovre will be exhibiting in the Boca Raton Arts & Crafts Festival Oct 10th & 11th in downtown Boca Raton.

Lynn Doyal is featured at The Oak Bistro in Wellington. Lynn also recently received an Honorable Mention in the Artists of Palm Beach County “Abstract Only 2015 Exhibit”.

Vicki Siegel has been chosen by Golden Paint to become a Golden Paint Artist Educator and will be conducting acrylic workshops and classes at Delray Center for the Arts and the Armory Art Center.

Deb LaFogg Docherty, Manny Jomok, Patricia Maguire, Ralph Papa, Dimitri Saginov and Vicki Siegel are teaching at the Delray Center for the Arts.  For more information see www.delrayarts.org

 

 

 

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The Delray Art League (DAL) is a group of professional and emerging artists dedicated to the development of excellence in visual arts and art education in South Florida. Through the sale of member art at our fine art exhibitions and shows, we provide scholarships for art students, grants to non-profit organizations for art supplies and donations to support community visual art programs. In the last 10 years we have donated over $100,000 to the advancement of visual arts.

 

 

 

 

DAL Officers for the 2015-16 year:

President – Tim Vaum
Vice President – Deb LaFogg-Docherty
Treasurer – Kathi Stamm
Secretary – Dimitri Sagatov

 

 

 

 

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Jack Feinberg Art Education Fund

Each year Delray Art League donates to deserving groups such as the Delray Beach Center for the Arts, Florida Atlantic University, Milagro Center, Palm Beach Habilitation Center, Pluosa School of the Arts Foundation and Sister Cities Young Art Competition. This year’s awards will be donated in the name of long time DAL member and dear friend, Jack Feinberg who we lost this year at the youthful age of 96.

 

 

 

 

 

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Invitation for New Members

To become a Delray Art League exhibiting member, you must submit three pieces of your original artwork at one of our monthly general meetings. Artwork should be presented to the Jurying Committee between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. before the start of the General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Please bring a check or cash. You will be notified by mail of your acceptance. If not accepted, your check will be returned.
CATEGORIES FOR MEMBERSHIP:
 Exhibiting Member $40.00
 Family members (exhibiting} $50.00
 Friend membership (non-exhibiting) $20.00
Accepted Artwork:
2 D ART – watercolor, oil, acrylic, collage, etc.
SCULPTURE – stone, wood, metal, etc.
PHOTOGRAPHY – At this time the photography category is filled. 
Not Accepted: (except if grandfathered in): computer generated art, crafts, glass, pottery, fiber art, jewelry, bead-stringing, poured molds, flowers, shell craft, etc. Categories not listed will be decided at the discretion of the Jurying Committee, with final determination by the Board of Directors.
Art should be signed by the artist and ready for hanging. Art done on paper should be matted and framed with Plexiglas (no glass). Canvas must be framed or gallery wrapped (no staples showing) with sides painted.

For more information: www.delrayartleague.com

 

 

 

Delray Art League “Artists in the Park” Outdoor
Fine Art Exhibitions & Shows

New Season! New Artists! New Artwork!
Award winning Artists offer a variety of original wall art, sculpture, photography and more. A portion of all sales are donated to an Art Education Fund to promote the development of the visual arts.

 

 

 

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Old School Square @ Delray Center for the Arts @ Atlantic & Swinton Ave.

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John Bowen, Artist, Author, Illustrator, To Be Featured At Two Events In Coral Springs And Colonial Williamsburg

The Coral Springs Museum of Art will feature a SOLO Exhibition by watercolorist John Bowen.  The Exhibit runs September 12th -November 14th, with a Public Reception on Thursday, September 17th.  John is also an award – winning author and illustrator.   He will also be presenting a Book Talk on his illustrated book “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days”, at the Museum on October 24th at 2pm and later at the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall will be at the Sportsplex  at 6:30 pm. The Traveling Wall will be at the Sportsplex  from October 22nd – 26th with daily ceremonies honoring Vietnam Veterans.  If you are near Colonial Williamsburg,VA Oct. 3 – 4th stop by and see John at the Art Show! The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and all of the details.

 

 

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Opening Reception:

Thursday, September 17th  

6PM

Book Presentation:

Saturday, October 24th

2:00 pm 

Admission Cost: $6 (Members Free)

Hours:  Monday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm.

Closed Sunday.

Exhibit: September 12  – November 14, 2015

Coral Springs Center For The Arts

2855 Coral Springs Dr.  Coral Springs, FL  33065

(954) 340-5000

 

"Charleston Carriage Ride" by John Bowen

        “Charleston Carriage Ride” by John Bowen

 

 

John Bowen describes his work as “realistic expressionism”.  His art is created by capturing a mood, striving to tell a story, intrigued by history, landscapes and themes.  His paintings place an emphasis of the play on light and shadow as seen in nature.

 

 

 

"Ladies in Waiting" by John Bowen

              “Ladies in Waiting” by John Bowen

 

John expresses a moment in history and a sense of place, which is why his paintings are popular in the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Gift Shop in Miami, FL.!  His vision of a scene transports the viewer right there, next to him!

 

 

 

 

"Vizcaya Courtyard" by John Bowen

           “Vizcaya Courtyard” by John Bowen

 

 

 

 

John combines both opaque and transparent watercolors on heavy (300 lb.) Arches archival watercolor paper. John’s work is meticulous.  He shares his passion and enthusiasm with each brushstroke. His reproductions are done through the Giclee process, are of the finest quality.

 

"Rainy Season" by John Bowen

                   “Rainy Season” by John Bowen

 

 

 

John has been a Commercial Artist and Fine Art Painter for more than 50 years. He first studied commercial art at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts, at Newark, New Jersey. After two years of working in local advertising agencies, he entered the United States Air Force as an illustrator. His duties in the Air Force included a year of graphically documenting airlift operations in South Vietnam, in 1968. Upon his discharge, John moved to South Florida, working at the Miami Herald’s Art Department. He spent the next 38 years working in newspaper advertising.

 

"Keys Nightlights" by John Bowen

                 “Keys Nightlights” by John Bowen

 

 

John’s background as an illustrator has made him a “detail” watercolorist. His experience allows him to convey the mood and story of the scene through the use of dramatic lighting and vibrant color.

 

 

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John Bowen has many artistic achievements, which include being an artist for the United States Air Force, a Signature Member of Florida Watercolor Society and Gold Coast Watercolor Society, a published artist in “Watercolor Magic”, American Artist and “International Artist” Magazines, a self-published author of the illustrated book “ Eleven Months and Nineteen Days” and a Resident Artist at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami Florida. His work has been seen in many exhibition throughout Florida and the country.

 

 

 

 

"Sketching At The Front Gate" by John Bowen

          “Sketching At The Front Gate” by John Bowen

 

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MEET THE AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR

 

“Eleven Months and Nineteen Days”

Saturday, October 24th

6:30 pm 

Sportsplex

 

2700 Sportsplex Drive

(West Sample Road and Sawgrass Expressway)

 

 

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 In conjunction with the Vietnam Memorial “Traveling Wall” being in Coral Springs between October 22nd and 26th, John Bowen will  give a book presentation on Saturday, October 24th.. The wall will be on display at the Sportsplex, with daily ceremonies honoring Vietnam Veterans. The Sportsplex is located at 2700 Sportsplex Drive (West Sample Road and Sawgrass Expy.).

 

 

Traveling Wall: Vietnam Memorial

                   Traveling Wall: Vietnam Memorial

 

The Wall is a replica of the original memorial in Washington D.C. listing the names of more than 58,000 Americans who gave their lives in service to their country. Residents will have the opportunity leave mementos at the Wall. Items will be sent back to Washington D.C. to The Moving Wall Museum.

 

 

 

A Coral Springs resident for almost 25 years, Commissioner Lou Cimaglia served in the Army Reserve for eight years. When he heard about The Moving Wall four years ago, he made it his goal to bring it to his City. The Moving Wall is a great reminder of the loss endured in the Vietnam War. The idea behind it is to bring about healing for veterans, their families and the community.

 

 

 

 

“When I talk to veterans who lost buddies there, the tears flow,” Commissioner Cimaglia said. “The whole purpose of this is to bring the Wall to the people. They say when you go there, it’s an emotional experience.” The Veterans Coalition is sponsoring this initiative and there will be fundraisers throughout the year to raise the $5,000 needed to cover costs. Any additional funds raised will be donated to The Moving Wall and their organization to maintain The Wall. 

 

 

 

 

If you’d like to get involved, e-mail lcimaglia@coralsprings.org
Anyone interested in joining the Veterans Coalition, please email vasquezw@bellsouth.net.    People interested in getting more information about the Wall events can go to the Sportsplex website or email Lou at : icimaglia@coralsprings.org

 

 

Colonial Wiliamsburg, VA Art Show:

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For more information about John Bowen’s artwork, exhibits and book, please visit:

www.johnbowenwatercolorist.com

 

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Delray Beach Public Library Features Solo Exhibit of John Bowen’s Artistry

The Delray Beach Public Library will feature 25 watercolors and 8 drawings by John Bowen.  John is an award winning watercolorist, author and illustrator, who was recently one of the artists featured in the “Star Spangled Heroes” Exhibit.  John’s award winning book “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days” tells about his tour in Vietnam as an Air Force Illustrator.  The Rickie Report shares details and some images, but knows from personal experience, that seeing these in person is the best way to appreciate John’s artistry.  The exhibit runs from May 3rd through June 26th.

 

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SOLO Art Show

Delray Beach Public Library

May 3rd to June 26th, 2015

Hours: Mon. to Wed. – 9 am to 8 pm, Thurs. to Sat. – 9 am to 5 pm, Sun. – 1 pm to 5 pm.

100 W. Atlantic Avenue    Delray Beach, FL

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John Bowen, an award winning watercolorist based in Florida will have a SOLO Art Show at the Delray Beach Public Library at 100 W. Atlantic Avenue, from May 3rd to June 26th, 2015. There will be 25 watercolor paintings, along with 8 prints of drawings from his illustrated book, “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days”. The Silver Medal awarded book is about his tour in Vietnam, as an Air Force Illustrator, in 1968. The Exhibition will be located on the second floor of the Library. The public is welcome during regular library hours.

 

 

 

"Dinner For Two" by John Bowen

“Dinner For Two” by John Bowen

 

John Bowen’s book, “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days” shares his experiences, some poignant as well as personal views and his illustrations during his deployment to Vietnam. Since leaving the service, John has worked as an advertising artist for the Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel. He recently retired from the Sentinel in 2009. John has been traveling around Florida, presenting watercolor demonstrations to organizations and groups.

 

 

"Eleven Months and Nineteen Days" by John Bowen

“Eleven Months and Nineteen Days” by John Bowen

 

John commanded the Base Graphics Shop on a Sac Base in Texas. Two years later, he received his orders to run a Headquarters Graphics Shop for the 834th Air Division, at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in South Vietnam.

 

"Keys Nightlights" by John Bowen

“Keys Nightlights” by John Bowen

 

In addition to writing his book, John continues to create magical watercolors, capturing landscapes, seascapes, street scenes and every day life. His watercolors are best sellers at Vizcaya, in Miami. He is their premier artist, whose works show various scenes inside and outside this national treasure.

 

"Vizcaya Courtyard" by John Bowen

“Vizcaya Courtyard” by John Bowen

 

 

Many of John’s drawings are displayed at the U.S.A.F. Academy in Colorado. John is a Signature Member of the Goldcoast Watercolor Society and the Florida Watercolor Society. His works have been showcased in national publications and displayed in public venues, museums and galleries.

 

 

 

"Antique Car" by John Bowen

“Antique Car” by John Bowen

 

 

For more information about John, please visit: www.johnbowenwatercolorist.com or email john@johnbownwatercolorist.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Wellington Art Society Highlights John Bowen, Nancy Brown and Shares a Call to Artists

The Wellington Art Society is offering two opportunities to meet acclaimed artists as well as sharing a Call to Artists!  John Bowen, award winning watercolorist and author, will give a demonstration at the monthly meeting on  Wednesday, November 12th.  If you have not stopped by Whole Foods in Wellington to see Nancy Brown’s photography exhibit, do it soon!  There will be a public reception at Whole Foods on Friday, November 14th.  Meet this Nikon legend in person and hear about her travels as well as photography! In addition, there are still open spaces for artists to take part in the Annual Art Fest on the Green in the last weekend of January.  The Rickie Report shares all the details here. Did we mention $2,000. in cash prizes?

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Invites You

 

Wednesday, November 12th

 

Meet and Greet 6 – 7 pm

 

Demonstration by John Bowen 7 pm

 

Wellington Community Center

12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. Wellington, FL

 

 

John Bowen's "Viscaya Bayside"

John Bowen’s “Viscaya Bayside”

 

The Wellington Art Society meeting will be held Wednesday, November 12th at the Wellington Community Center, 12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. Members and guests are invited to the “Meet and Greet” from 6 – 7 pm. At 7 pm, there will be a demonstration by award winning watercolor artist and author, John Bowen.  This is an opportunity to network with other artists!

 

John Bowen's "Antique Car"

John Bowen’s “Antique Car”

 

John Bowen’s book, “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days” shares his experiences, some poignant as well as personal views and his illustrations during his deployment to Vietnam. Since leaving the service, John has worked as an advertising artist for the Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel. He recently retired from the Sentinel in 2009 and has been working on this book for over 15 years, on and off.

 

John Bowen's "Ladies in Waiting"

John Bowen’s “Ladies in Waiting”

 

In addition to writing this book, John continues to create magical watercolors, capturing landscapes, seascapes, street scenes and every day life.  His watercolors are best sellers at Vizcaya, in Miami.  He is their premier artist, whose works show various scenes inside and outside this national treasure.

 

John Bowen's "Vizcaya Courtyard"

John Bowen’s “Vizcaya Courtyard”

 

John  recently was a speaker at the Mandel Public Library Foundation’s “Star Spangled Heroes” exhibit, speaking about his experiences and sharing his illustrations from his book.  Recently, his memoir won 1 of three Silver Medals from Florida Authors and Publisher’s Association (FAPA). 

 

 

John Bowen's "Eleven Months and Nineteen Days" published by Middle River Press

John Bowen’s “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days” published by Middle River Press

 

For more information about John, please visit: www.johnbowenwatercolorist.com or email john@johnbownwatercolorist.com

 

 

 

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Present:

Artist’s Reception Honoring

Nancy Brown

Friday, November 14, 2014

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market cafe

2635 SR7       Wellington, FL

 

 

Nancy Brown's "Venice"

Nancy Brown’s “Venice”

 

The Whole Foods Market on SR7 in Wellington has a large cafe, lined with windows which offer nice natural lighting. It’s a perfect setting to display art and Wellington Art Society is pleased to partner with Whole Foods to bring this show to the community. Whole Foods will provide music, hot and cold appetizers, and drinks. A five-dollar donation is requested which goes to benefit the art society’s scholarship fund. RSVP to Whole Foods 561.904.4000

 

 

Nancy Brown's Photography from her book, "Simply China"

Nancy Brown’s Photography from her book, “Simply China”

 

Nancy Brown has been a commercial photographer for over thirty years, specializing in lifestyle and beauty images for advertising agencies, magazines, design firms, book publishers, and pharmaceutical agencies. After working out of her New York studio for thirty years, she now works from Boca Raton, Florida. Nancy has had four photography books published and was made a Nikon Legend in 2001. Getty Images is her stock agency. Since her first visit to the country in 2005, China has become her favorite beauty subject.

 

 

Nancy Brown's Photography from her book, "Simply China"

Nancy Brown’s Photography from her book, “Simply China”

 

Five years and five additional trips later, Nancy has released a 289-page large- sized coffee table photography book, “Simply China”. In the book’s introduction, which contains text in both Chinese and English, Nancy explains how the deep kindness of the Chinese people, their pervasive warmth to a stranger in their midst, and the glorious beauty of China’s landscape, architecture, and art continues to move her.  She also explains why, with the exception of the Forbidden City, she tends to head for the rural areas – what she calls “the real China” – where not many non-Chinese go.

 

Nancy Brown's "Suzanne Floating"

Nancy Brown’s “Suzanne Floating”

 

 

For more information visit:  www.nancybrown.com or email  nbrown50@bellsouth.net.

 

 

 

CALL FOR ARTISTS

 

Applications due DECEMBER 15, 2014

The Wellington Art Society is sending out a Call to Artists for their 9th Annual ArtFest on the Green. This outdoor show is well attended and has been the starting point for many emerging artists to take their next big step in the local and national art scene. The Rickie Report shares the information and applications – for members and non-members. Cash prizes, recognition, and networking with art patrons…we know what a terrific opportunity this is and urge you to apply!

 

ArtFest on the Green

January 31st & February 1, 2015

Wellington, Florida

 

 

  • The Wellington Art Society presents its 9th Annual Juried Fine Art and Fine Craft Show, ArtFest on the Green, to be held at the Wellington Amphitheater Saturday, January 31, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, February 1, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Proceeds from this show will go toward the Wellington Art Society’s Scholarship Fund as well as other community programs.
  • Fees to the artist include a $25 non-refundable application fee and a $175 booth fee. Artists will be judged for originality, creativity, technique, and booth design by an independent team of judges. This show will award $2,000 in cash prizes.
  • Artists will be juried in. All Fine Art and Fine Craft work must be designed and created by the artist. Prints and duplications of your original artwork will be allowed, but the majority of the booth must be original art created by the artist. Painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, textiles, woodworking, photography and other mediums will be considered.
  • This show will take place at the beautiful Wellington Amphitheater at 12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd. in Wellington, Florida during the peak Equestrian and Tourist Season and is free to the public. The Amphitheater includes an outdoor stage featuring live and recorded music throughout the event. Food vendors and a youth art activity area will also be present. Saturday morning, the City of Wellington will feature its Green Market in the adjacent parking lot.
  • Set up will occur Friday afternoon, January 30th, 2015. Security will be provided overnight Friday and Saturday. Artists will provide and set up their own 10’ x 10’ white tent, closing the sides overnight.
  • The Wellington Art Society will be advertising this event in the Palm Beach Post and the Town-Crier newspapers, as well as to over 1,200 local Chamber of Commerce members, The Rickie Report, “Where the Shows Are” and extensive social media. Artists will have the opportunity to purchase ads in the event booklet, which will be offered free to art show attendees.

 

For more information, contact Adrianne Hetherington at Tilemaker@aol.com or by calling 561-301-4498 or Leslie Pfeiffer at: mysticway1@bellsouth.net or by calling 561-632-3677

 

 

 

ArtFest on the Green

9th Annual Fine Art and Fine Craft Show Non-Member Application

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

SET UP is on FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 1:00 – 6:00 PM

TEARDOWN is on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Wellington Amphitheater, 12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, FL 33414

Application Fee (non-refundable) – $25

Booth Fee (one 10×10 Space) – $175

REQUIREMENTS

10 x 10 Artist Tents with sides (no tent stakes; weights must be used), tables, chairs and other displays are the responsibility of the artist. Booths must look professional, and spaces are to be attended at all times. Security will be provided overnight Friday and Saturday. This is an outdoor event, rain or shine. Artist is responsible for Florida sales tax. Liability for loss/damage to any property/artwork is that of the artist. Accepted art includes but is not limited to: pottery, sculpture, painting, photography, jewelry, glass, and woodworking. Refunds are not provided for accepted artists who are unable to participate in the show. Artists will be judged on the basis of originality, creativity, technique, and booth design, by an independent team of judges. This show will offer $2,000 in cash prizes. One artist represented per booth. Artists notified by email of acceptance or rejection.

SUBMITTAL DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 15, 2014.

 

ARTIST NAME: ______________________________________________

MEDIUM:_______________________________

BUSINESS NAME: __________________________________________________________________

ADDRESS: ____________________________________________

CITY, STATE & Zip:_______________________________

PHONE#: _________________ OR _________________

EMAIL: _____________________________________________

Please include 5 photos of your art work and one photo of your set up. CD’s accepted.
Photos will be reviewed for quality of fine art, fine craft and booth presentation.
Mail this portion of form with fees payable to: Wellington Art Society, Inc.
WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY, P.O. BOX 212943, ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL. 33421-2943

Please write Attention: ArtFest on the envelope.

Wellington Art Society, Inc., is a 501 © (3) non-profit organization.

 

 

Emerging artists, new residents of the area or any artist are welcome to attend the Wellington Art Society meetings. WAS offers a wide variety of venues for members to show and sell their work in the community. For more information about WAS please visit: www.wellingtonartsociety.org or http://wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291