Improve Your Photography With Lou Jawitz At Jonathan Dickinson State Park Class, Open To The Public

Lou Jawitz began his life-long love affair with photography while in the US Navy. Back in civilian life, he studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, while working with and assisting commercial photographers. He quickly advanced his own career shooting high profile campaigns for top tier advertising agencies, Fortune 500 clients, as well as travel and editorial assignments for internationally recognized corporations and publications. Jawitz will offer a one day class, “Improve Your Photography” on January 6th at the Kimbell Education Center located in Jonathan Dickinson State Park.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some images from this internationally award-winning photographer.  Learn how to make better travel, landscape and nature photos! Develop your own style!

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Dickinson State Park View of Hobe Mountain

 

 

REGISTER:   friendsofjdsp.org

 

“Bird,mating Call”  Wakodahatchee Wetlands by Louis Jawitz

 

 

Lou Jawitz’s assignments and travels gave him great opportunities to shoot his personal work, primarily fine-art, nature and scenic images. Jawitz’s extensive photographic career, created while working out of his iconic New York City studio, included advertising work for many notable clients including Grey Advertising, Young and Rubicam, J. Walter Thompson, Nikon, RCA Records, Pfizer, GM, Subaru, and American Airlines.

 

Grand Central Station, NYC by Louis Jawitz

 

His editorial and assignment work has appeared in numerous magazines and publications including Nikon World, Popular Mechanics, Shutterbug, and Popular Photography+ Imaging. Lou’s personal work has been exhibited in numerous New York galleries including the Nikon Gallery at Rockefeller Center and the Liberty Museum and Arts Center. Most recently, Jawitz’s work was shown in Florida at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery, Port St. Lucie Civic Center Art Gallery, Lake Worth Art League, Jonathan Dickenson State Park: ‘Floral Fusion 2016’, and the Coral Springs Museum of Art.

Close-Up, Bee by Louis Jawitz

 

Jawitz’ work is in the permanent collections at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center and the Liberty Museum and Arts Center. Eager to share his love and knowledge of photography, Jawitz was an Adjunct Professor at Sullivan County Community College, and he continues to teach photography workshops to individuals and small groups both in Port St. Lucie and at his Neversink Photo Workshops in New York’s Catskill Mountains. This award-winning photographer moved to Sandpiper Bay in Port St. Lucie and enjoys photographing the beautiful locales he’s exploring and discovering on the Treasure Coast, and he continues to lecture and show his work in his new home state. 

 

“Sky and Flower”, Jonathan Dickinson State Park by Louis Jawitz

 

 

 

 

For more information:

http://loujawitz.photoshelter.com/gallery-collection/01-CLICK-SEE-SOME-PAST-GALLERIES-SHOWS-LECTURES/C00006Bofyyiv8Ug

https://tinyurl.com/Jawitz

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“Floral Fusion 2018” Offers Flower Show And Art Exhibit At Jonathan Dickinson State Park. Call For Artists And Attendees

Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park announce “Floral Fusion 2018”, with an Opening Public Reception on Friday, January 12, 2018.  This is a TWO-PART  EVENT:  The Flower Show includes live orchids and floral exhibits. The Art Exhibit includes  2D (painting, photography, mixed media) and 3D (sculpture, glass) art work, on display in the gallery of the Elsa Kimbell Environmental Education and Research Center in the park from January 12 – February 25, 2018.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to note the deadline for entries: December 20th.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit: Dave Nickerson

FRIENDS OF JONATHAN DICKINSON STATE PARK

ANNOUNCE AN EXCITING EVENT AND OPPORTUNITY TO SELL YOUR ART!  

“FLORAL FUSION 2018”

January 12, 2018

Opening Reception, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

 All artists + 1 guest are free

 

THE EVENT WILL CONSIST OF TWO PARTS:

A flower show and sale January 12–14, 2018, consisting of live orchids and floral exhibits

A show of 2D (painting, photography, mixed media) and 3D (sculpture, glass) dimensional art work, on display in the gallery of the Elsa Kimbell Environmental Education and Research Center in the park from January 12 – February 25, 2018.

Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Kimbell Center

16450 SE Federal Hwy.   Hobe Sound, FL 33455

 

Exhibit runs January 12 through February 28th, 2018

 

 

Important dates and deadlines:
December 20, 2017 – Electronic submission deadline – see below for details
December 27, 2017 – Artists will be notified if their work is selected
Saturday, January 6 – Monday, January 8 – Drop off dates, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Accepted  work to be delivered to the Kimbell Center in the park at above times. Artwork will not be accepted if delivered outside of these times.
January 12 Opening Reception, 6:00 – 8:00 pm; All artists + 1 guest are free
January 12–14, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Exhibition with live flowers in the Kimbell Center
Wednesday, February 28 Show ends at 5:00 pm
Thursday, March 1 – Sunday, March 4 – Pick up artwork, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm – see below for details
Sunday, March 4 – last day to pick up artwork, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE REVIEW

All work (2D and 3D) submitted must have a floral theme depicting flowers or floral arrangements. Work may be impressionistic if a floral theme is clearly discernible.

Electronic submissions will be juried to ensure consistency with quality, theme, fit with available showing space, and acceptability within the park’s family-friendly and natural environment

Registration fee is $25 per artist for up to three pieces and $5 for each additional work. Friends of JDSP Member Discount – registration only $20 for up to three pieces! $5 each additional applies.

Visit friendsofjdsp.org/event-registration to register. All information must be provided along with electronic images.

After registration you will receive an email with instructions on submitting your images. Any electronic images not submitted in this format may not be accepted.

Electronic images should be in jpg format of sufficient quality and resolution to allow for proper review (recommended 72ppi and between 1000ppi and 2000ppi on the longest side)

Electronic images should be titled as follows: artistfullname_entry number_artwork title Example: johndoe_1_bird of paradise.jpg

Electronic images must be received by the submission deadline • Accepted work – preparation and delivery requirements

Artwork that portrays recognizable people must be accompanied by a photo model release form (below)

All artwork must be labeled clearly on the back with the artwork title, artist’s name, sales price if for sale, and media type. Price listed on the artwork must match the price listed in registration; otherwise it will be listed as not for sale

3D art must be accompanied by the proper display.
Accepted 2D work must be mounted properly wired on the back for hanging. Work not properly prepared will not be accepted

Deliver artwork to the Kimbell Center between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm, Saturday, January 6 – Monday, January 8. Artwork will not be accepted if delivered outside of these times.

20% of sales goes to the Friends of JDSP; the Friends will handle sales transactions and pay the artists at the end of the show. Tax will be added onto the sales price

Artists are responsible for packaging and delivery of artwork to buyers if not local, including all financial arrangements for shipping

• Artwork pickup after show
All artwork must be picked up between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Thursday, March 1 – Sunday, March 4

Artwork that remains in the center after that date will be donated to the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park

If the artist cannot pick up the artwork, please contact the Kimbell Center and provide the name of who will – they will sign off on your work

Please contact the Kimbell Center if the pickup dates present an issue  For more information please contact the Kimbell Center, 561-745-5551 or email friendsjdsp@gmail.com

Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Kimbell Center, 16450 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park Artwork Release Form Only one form is needed to cover all entries.
Complete if artist is under 18 years old.

Parent Name _________________________________________________________

Parent Signature ____________________________________________ Date __________________

Release by the Artist:

I do hereby make the following statements, release, assignments and assurances to Jonathan Dickinson State Park and the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc.:
I certify that I (“Artist”) am the owner author of the artwork, and I have not assigned any of my rights associated with the artwork to any third party and have sole, complete and unrestricted authority to enter into this release and to grant the rights described in this release.

I release Jonathan Dickinson State Park and the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc. from any liability whatsoever that arises from their use of the artwork except for uses that violate the terms and conditions of this release.

I hereby grant Jonathan Dickinson State Park and the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc. the royalty-free and nonexclusive right to use and publish images of the artwork on their website or in publications in conjunction with this event. Jonathan Dickinson State Park and the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc. also may use the artwork images in other publications such as their website, in park brochures, in magazines, or for other marketing, promotional, and educational uses with a credit including the © symbol and naming the artist (example – © John Doe). Jonathan Dickinson State Park and the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc. recognize that the artist owns the image and copyright to the image and shall neither claim, nor exercise any ownership rights thereto. Photographs of the artwork may be shared with the media in conjunction with this event only while making the media aware of the copyright ownership and requesting that such media use the images in conjunction with the © symbol and photo credit as in the above example.

In the occasion that the artist’s work is chosen to be displayed in the Kimbell Center:

Artwork that is not picked up by the specified date in the Call to Artists will be donated to the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, unless otherwise arranged in writing by the Artist and the Friends of JDSP.

It is understood that artwork insurance shall not be provided by Jonathan Dickinson State Park or the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc. and artwork insurance, if any, shall be obtained by the artist.

It is also understood that Jonathan Dickinson State Park and the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc. shall at all times exercise ordinary care in providing protection to the artwork, but shall assume no responsibility whatsoever for loss, damage, or destruction to the artwork.

In consideration of the benefit accruing to the artist and to members of the public, the artist releases Jonathan Dickinson State Park and the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc. from liability for such loss, damage, or destruction of the artwork.

Print (full name)______________________________________________________

Artwork Title(s) __________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________
Signature________________________________________ Date_______________

Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park Event Model release form

 

This form should be used if adults or children appear in your photograph and are recognizable; please use one form per person in the photograph.

Photo Release for Adults (18 and over)

I, being 18 years or older, hereby consent that the photographs in which I appear may be used by the photographer, Jonathan Dickinson State Park and the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc., its assigns or successors, in whatever way they desire, including television without compensation. Furthermore, I hereby consent that such photographs shall be their property, and they shall have the right to sell, duplicate, reproduce, and make other lawful uses of such photographs free and clear of any claim whatever on my part in perpetuity.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand, in the State of Florida, this_________ day of __________, 20____ Signature_________________________________________________________

Name (Print)_______________________________________________________ Address___________________________________________________________ City____________________________________State________Zip____________

Photo Release for Minors (under 18)

I being Parent/Guardian of _________________________, hereby consent that the photographs for which he/she posed may be used by the photographer, Jonathan Dickinson State Park and the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc., its assigns or successors, in whatever way they desire, including television without compensation. Furthermore, I hereby consent that such photographs shall be their property, and they shall have the right to sell, duplicate, reproduce and make other uses of such photographs free and clear of any claim whatsoever on my part or my child’s part, or by anyone who may claim by or through my child in perpetuity.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand, in the State of Florida, this__________ day of ___________, 2______
Signature of parent__________________________________________________

Name of child (print)_________________________________________________

Name of parent (print)________________________________________________ Address___________________________________________________________

City _________________________________State________ Zip_____________

 

 

For more information:Friends of JDSP:

 

https://www.friendsofjdsp.org

 

 

The Kimbell Center   561-745-5551

 


https://www.facebook.com/friendsofjdsp/

 

 

 

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Jonathan Dickinson State Park Announces “Arts & Crafts For FIREFEST” on October 21st. Artists, Artisans And Attendees Welcome!

The Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park announces “Arts & Crafts For Firefest” on Saturday, October 21st from 1 – 5 pm. The public is invited to this event and The Rickie Report is sharing details and a Call for Vendors!    Mark your calendars and enjoy the natural beauty in our own back yard!  Over 3,500 people are expected to attend!   Fire Fest is fun-filled, Halloween-themed family event educating the community about prescribed fire and fire safety awareness in Florida

 

 

 

16450 SE Federal Highway   Hobe Sound, FL

www.friendsofjdsp.org

 

 

 

 

FRIENDS  OF  Jonathan Dickinson State Park

INVITE YOU TO

“ARTS & CRAFTS For FIREFEST”

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21ST

1 – 5 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fire Fest is fun-filled, Halloween-themed family event educating the community about prescribed fire and fire safety awareness in Florida! This annual Fall event in meant to increase awareness and appreciation of the park’s unique flora and fauna, recreational opportunities, and rich natural history. While attending Fire Fest, visitors learn how prescribed burning preserves our urban interface, improves habitat for native wildlife and plant species, and replenishes the environment’s nutrients. Many of Florida’s plants and animals, including the iconic Scrub-jay, are dependent on prescribed fire.

During Fire Fest, two prescribed burn demonstrations are led by the Florida Park Service’s District Five Fire Team in full fire-gear and include the ignition of the fire, “brush” trucks ready to spray water, exposition of firefighting hand-tools, and Q & A during and after the burn demonstrations. Other fun activities include live music, roasting marshmallows around the campfire, flaming buckets, live animal demonstrations, arts and crafts, a Spooky Trail, and more! Swamp buggy rides, interactive hayrides, and an ultimate 4 in 1 bounce-house and obstacle course will also be available for additional fees. Inside the Kimbell Education Center, visitors will enjoy interactive exhibits, short films, and arts and crafts activities.

Contact the Kimbell Center for more details about Fire Fest, and learn how you can get involved too! Call 561-745-5551, or email libby.reinert@dep.state.fl.us.

For more information about this event, other events or how to become involved please visit:

www.friendsofjdsp.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Friends Of Jonathan Dickinson State Park Announce Call To Artists: “Floral Fusion 2016”

Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park announce an exciting event and opportunity to sell your art!  The Rickie Report shares this Call to Artists for “Floral Fusion2016”.  The theme is: flowers or flower arrangements. The event consists of two parts:  A flower show January 15-17, 2016, consisting of live orchids and floral exhibits plus a show of 2D and 3D art works from January 15 – February 28th.  The exhibit takes place in the gallery of the Elsa Kimbell Environmental Education and Research Center in the Park. ATTENTION ART and FLOWER LOVERS!  Mark Your Calendars! 

 

 

“FLORAL FUSION 2016”

 

CALL TO ARTISTS 

Friends Of Jonathan Dickinson State Park 

Announce

An Exciting Event and Opportunity To Sell Your Artwork!

 

 

 

THE EVENT WILL CONSIST OF

TWO PARTS:

 

A Flower Show January 15-17, 2016

Consisting of Live Orchids and Floral Exhibits

 

A show of 2D(painting, photography, mixed media) and 3D (sculpture, glass) art work

 

 

Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Display takes place at the Gallery of the Elsa Kimbell Environmental Education and Research Center in the Park from January 15–February 28, 2016.

16450 Southeast Federal Highway      Hobe Sound, FL 33455

 

 

DETAILS

 

 

  • All work submitted must have a floral theme depicting flowers and/or floral arrangements.
  • Work may be impressionistic as long as a floral theme is clearly discernible.
  • Work will be juried to ensure consistency with quality, theme, showing space, and acceptability within the park’s family-oriented, natural environment.
  • Entry fees and registration for two and three dimensional art is $20 per artist for up to three (3) and $5 for each additional work.
  • Fees must be paid at https://floralfusion2016.eventbrite.com.
  • An image of the work submitted for show must be received electronically by December 28, 2015.
  • Images should be in JPG format and sized 72ppi and between 800ppi and 1000ppi on the longest side). Maximum size 4 MB. Improperly sized images will not be considered.
  • Images submitted via email should be addressed to  friendsjdsp@gmail.com.
  • Images should be labeled last name first name_entry number_image title. The image title is the title on the entry form.
    example: doejohn_1_birds.jpg.
  • Submissions must be accompanied by registration and release forms if required.
  • Accepted two dimensional works must be framed and be wired for hanging.
  • Sawtooth hangers will not be accepted.
  • 3D art must be accompanied by the proper display.
  • 20% of the sale price of work sold is donated to the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (donations are tax deductible.)
  • Artists will be notified if their work is selected by December 31.
  • If accepted, work can be delivered starting January 1 and up to January 12 to the Kimbell Center between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Park entry fee will be waived for artists if only dropping off artwork.
  • Art work that portrays recognizable people must be accompanied by a photo/model release form.
  • Artists are responsible for all financial arrangements and delivery of artwork to buyers.

 

 

 

For more information:

Contact the Kimbell Center, 561-745-5551 or email friendsjdsp@gmail.com.

Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Kimbell Center, 16450 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

Port St. Lucie Unveils New Photographic Exhibit by BRBarbara

BRBarbara will be exhibiting in a SOLO show at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center’s Art Gallery.  She is a digital artist/photographer, serves on the board of the Palm Beach Photographic Center and has shown in juried exhibits throughout Palm Beach County.  There will be a Free Public Reception on July 17th at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center’s Art Gallery.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peaks.

 

 

 

 

 

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Port St. Lucie Civic Center Art Gallery

Presents A

SOLO Exhibition by:

BRBarbara

 

Opening Reception  

Thursday, July 17th    6-8 pm

Exhibit Runs Through September 11th

Monday through Friday  8:15 am – 4:15 pm

Free admission and Free Parking

9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, southeast corner of U.S. Highway 1 and Walton Road

BRBarbara will be highlighted in a SOLO exhibit at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center, showing her varied photographs.  She is a digital artist/photographer who serves on the board of the Palm Beach Photographic Center.  She has shown in other juried exhibits throughout Palm Beach County.  There will be a Free Public Reception on July 17th at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center’s Art Gallery from 6 – 8 pm. The exhibit continues July 18th through September 11th, Monday – Friday.  The Gallery is closed on weekends.

"Green and Yellow" by BDBarbara

“Green and Yellow” by BRBarbara

 

 

BRBarbara studied at Brookdale Community College, International Photographic Center, Palm Beach Photographic Center, Armory Art Center, Palm Beach State College and Florida Atlantic University.  Her juried exhibitions include Jensen Beach, Okeeheelee Nature Center, Life Long Learning at Florida Atlantic University and Jonathan Dickinson State Park.

 

 

 

"Cape Coral" by BDBarbara

“Cape Coral” by BRBarbara

 

BRBarbara’s work encompasses different catagories of fine art photography. In addition to her own artwork, BRBarbara promotes the work of other talented artists.  The selections of prints available are of a broad spectrum and available on her website. 

 

"Glass Building" by BDBarbara

“Glass Building” by BRBarbara

 

BRBarbara’s subject matter is diverse.  Two pieces of her artwork are placed in Municipal buildings in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens.  BRBarbara’s capturing of shadows is particularly entertaining, with every-day objects taking center stage.  The beauty of her photography is how she captures what we normally pass by without thinking – and makes us take a second look. 

 

 

"Shimmer" by BDBarbara

“Shimmer” by BRBarbara

 

 

BRBarbara is a member of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre and serves on their Marketing Committee.  She was most recently Honorary Host of the prestigious Members’ Juried Show Reception.

 

"Look Through" by BDBarbara

“Look Through” by BRBarbara

 

BRBarbara’s work will also be shown at upcoming exhibits including: A Focus on Flags at the Lake Park Library (November-December), Art Express, Palm Beach Gardens (November 15 – January 15) and at the Art Gallery in Tequesta.

 

"Tribute" bu BDBarbara

“Tribute” by BRBarbara

 

For more information about BRBarbara’s own photography and digital art or representation of other artists, please contact her at:  BRBarbara@BRBarbara.com.  or www.BRBarbara.com.

 

 

 

For more information about the Port St. Lucie Civic Center Art Gallery contact: 

Kelly A. Tiger, Recreation Manager
Port St. Lucie Civic Center
City of Port St. Lucie
(772) 807-4467

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Art Auction Promises Terrific Opportunities to Support Jonathan Dickinson State Park and Artists

The Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park presents an exhibit of nature-themed art that includes forty-four artists and almost 90 pieces of work. The Kimbell Center Gallery will host an Opening Reception Friday July 11th.   In conjunction with the exhibition, there will be an art auction.  You can leave your bid and be assured that you’ll be able to keep track of the auction on line.  The exhibition is open to the public with admission to the park. There will also be a People’s Choice award given at the Closing Reception on August 15th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and knows you will not want to miss this!

 

 

 

The Friends of  Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Announces

 

Art Auction through August 15

In Person at the Gallery or On-Line

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, July 11  at 6:30PM

Closing Reception: Friday August 15th  6:30 pm

Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Kimbell Center Gallery

16450 SE Federal Highway               Hobe Sound, FL 33455

 

 

 

"Belted King Fisher" Sculpture by  David Cericola

 

 

 

The Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park presents an exhibition of nature-themed art. This is sure to be a great exhibition with submission made from artists throughout the state .  Forty-four artists were selected to display their art with close to 90 pieces in the show with various media represented, including standard and creative photography, paintings, drawings, multi-media, and sculpture. The work will represent nature from parks, all created with each individual artists own interpretation.

 

"Perspective" by Ilene Adams

 

Work will be exhibited at the Kimbell Center Gallery with an Opening Reception Friday July 11 at 6:30PM.  The exhibition will be up through August 15th and is open to the public with admission to the park. There will be a People’s Choice award that will be presented at the Closing Reception on August 15th at 6:30 pm.

 

"Cry of the Wild" by Wendy Somero Bello

 

In conjunction with the exhibition, there will be an auction from June 21 – August 15th. Visitors can bid on items at the center, any day between 9:00 and 5:00, or there will be bidding online at www.friendsofjdsp.com. with a catalog of all available artwork. Proceeds from the show will benefit the artists and the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, which supports programs at the park.

 

"Egret Wings Spread" by Mary Taylor

 

 

The Friends of JDSP is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization advocating for the historical, educational, and ecological enhancement of the park. Its mission is to assist park management in meeting the natural and cultural resource management objectives established for the park.

"The Wave" by Gabriel Kraus

 

The park is located at 16450 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455. For details, visit www.floridastateparks.org/jonathandickinson , email friendsjdsp@gmail.com, or call the Kimbell Center 561-745-5551.

 

 

"Calla Lily" by Wendy Klein

“Calla Lily” by Wendy Klein

 

"The Oracle" by Steve daPonte

“The Oracle” by Steve daPonte

 

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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

Durga Garcia Presents at Wellington Art Society

Durga Garcia will be the guest speaker at the Wellington Art Society on March 12th.  A Fine Art Photographer, Durga has a SOLO exhibition in New York City under the auspices of National Association of Women Artists ( NAWA).  This community-minded artist is always available to confer and nurture other artists of all mediums.  The Rickie Report urges you to attend this event to network with other artists and hear Durga!

 

 

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Wellington Art Society

Presents

Durga Garcia, Fine Art Photographer

“Getting Your Artwork Out There!”

 

 

Wednesday, March 12

6:30-8:30 pm

Wellington Community Center


12165 W. Forest Hill Blvd.  Wellington, FL

 

 

The W.A.S. meeting will be held Wednesday, March 12th at the Wellington Community Center, 12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. As always, there will be a meet and mingle beginning at 6:30pm with a raffle and fabulous art and art related prizes, with the proceeds going to the Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund. Also of interest is our Member Spotlight for members to show recent work and tell about their upcoming shows and artist development.  The general meeting begins at 7:00PM with the presentation and demo to follow. The evening’s events are generally over by 8:30. Guests are welcome for a $5 fee.

 

 

 

Durga Garcia

Durga Garcia

 

 

 

 

Durga Garcia is a published, internationally shown, award winning and merited photographer of fine art images and portraits. Her images can be found in numerous public and private collections. She is a South Florida based freelance professional photographer of projects, art for artists and portraits with several long-term projects and books to her credit.

 

 

 

 

 

"Artisans" by Durga Garcia

“Artisans” by Durga Garcia

 

 

 

 

Durga brings a most uncommon background to her pictures with a past that has her living in many countries and across America, working as a racehorse trainer, steeplechase jockey, equine veterinary paramedic, certified art appraiser, yoga teacher and member of the U.S. International Pistol Team.

 

 

 

 

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Durga has parlayed her years of experience as a certified art appraiser into a special talent for conveying those nuanced details. Durga teaches photography at the Armory Art Center; leads monthly photo-talk-walks at Jonathan Dickinson & MacArthur Beach State Parks; lectures on photography for Artist and Photographic groups; hosts a blog of tips and tricks of the business for photographers and is currently writing a “Your First Photography” book. 

 

 

 

 

"Last Cypress Tree" by Durga Garcia

“Last Cypress Tree” by Durga Garcia

 

 

 

Ms. Garcia states, “I strive to make an image that people want to look at closely. To notice subtle nuances, created with light and shadows. My fine art images rarely show identity, have a timeless quality, with often the unexpected, gestures, textures, emotions and are hopefully thought-provoking.”   

 

 

"As We Are" from Durga Garcia's SOLO Exhibit at NAWA Headquarters in New York City

“As We Are” from Durga Garcia’s SOLO Exhibit at NAWA Headquarters in New York City

 

Durga’s work is being highlighted in a SOLO show this March at the N.A.W.A Gallery, 80 Fifth Ave, NYC, March 5 – 28, 2014, titled “As We Are” .  More information about this exhibit is listed below.  She is also taking part  in an International Invitational show, The MALAFOCO PROJECT, Montevideo, Uruguay, March 2014.

 

 

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“As We Are,” a solo show of the works of artist Durga Garcia, opened March 5, 2014 in the intimate N.A.W.A. Gallery. The show is an assemblage of Garcia’s conceptual photographic work including her earliest and memorable dark series “Until Ever After,” her ongoing Allegorical series, and a selection of recent conceptual commissioned portraits.  The connecting theme is female figures and earthy tones with subtle shades of meaning, making the images sensuous and often thought-provoking. ” 

“Garcia discloses her mastery of the photographic medium as well as versatile, playful nature. Reflecting the eerie genre of her inspiration sources, these photographs interpret one of the most elaborated themes in art.”    –Art Critic Ana Bambic Kostov, ArtAscent Magazine December 2013

 

 

 When asked how this show came about, Durga tells The Rickie Report: “I was standing in the National Association of Women Artists Gallery last November, looking at their logo, thinking I can (photographicly)  do that!   Three months later, my N.A.W.A logo inspired work is the frontis piece for my first solo show, As We Are, and it is at the       National  Association of Women Artists gallery on 5th Ave in NYC, during the National Association of Women Artists 125th anniversary year!  This really is more than I dreamed of, I am so excited!”

 

 

Durga Garcia

Durga Garcia’s “Artisans”

Durga goes on to share, “The image has been titled “Artisans”, although in color for the frontis piece, for the fine art version, it is desaturated it for the more muted tones I enjoy.  The plans for the As We Are show after is closes in NYC, are for the show to travel to Hilton Head SC before exhibiting in Florida”

 

 

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Durga’s work can be seen locally in a current group show at the Amory Art Center, “Faculty Exhibit” Feb 21- March 22, 2014.  In addition,  50 of her portraits of working dogs will be shown at Palm Beach College, “BARK” Invitational Exhibit, Fall, 2014 . The photographer’s website is www.durgagarcia.com

 

Re: “As We Are”-  Solo Exhibition, Durga Garcia  at the  National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (N.A.W.A.) . The exhibit runs through March 28, 2014.  Gallery Hours:  Tuesday through Friday, 10 am – 5 pm. The Gallery is located at 80 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1405, New York, NY 10011.  For more information please call 212-675-1616   or e-mail: office@nawa.org

 

 

As always, the evening is for artists and art lovers to hear about all of the exciting projects and initiatives that WAS is involved in and to find out how to participate.

 

Currently the WAS Member Art Show at the Gallery at City Hall features 17 artists and 36 works of art. The Village and Wellington Art Society will host a “Celebrate Creativity” Artists’ Reception  on Tuesday, March 25,from 5:30 –7:00 at the Gallery at City Hall with a demo, Meet the Artists, door prizes, and refreshments. The WAS Member Art Show continues through April 30.

 

The new WAS Members’ Art Showcase beginning March 11, at the Wellington Community Center, lower level is sure to inspire people of all ages who  visit the Community Center. A wide variety of mediums and techniques reveal  the creative artistic expressions and mastery  of our members. The WAS Showcase will continue through mid-June.  Additionally, the Wellington Community Center displays WAS art, original works that are available for sale and are rotated every three months.

 

 

WAS is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, its mission is to educate and encourage originality and productivity among its members and area youth through programs designed to further the advancement of cultural endeavors in Palm Beach County. For more information, visit their website, www.wellingtonartsociety.org  or wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com

 

Founded in 1981, The Wellington Art Society is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to share their work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art. The Wellington Art Society is open to any resident in Palm Beach County.

 

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Dorothea Talik Shows During Art Basel at “Endangered” Exhibit

The Rickie Report saw Dorothea Talik’s artwork and recommended she apply for the “Endangered” Exhibit, taking place in Miami during the prestigious Art Basel exhibition.  A community based artist, Dorothea has a flair for interpreting seascapes, landscapes and Florida birds.  More details about the “Endangered” exhibit and Dorothea’s artistry are in this article.  Kudos to Dorothea!!

Dorothea Talik

 

Participates in

“Endangered”

 

Miami Rum Club

December 5 – 7, 2013

2320 North Miami Avenue

(Wynwood Art District)   

Miami, FL

 

Dorothea Talik will be showing one of her oil paintings during Art Basel Week in Miami, in one of the many exhibitions that run alongside Art Basel, the grande dame of American art fairs.  The exhibition, “Endangered,”  has its focus on endangered species and the environment. This show runs from Dec. 5 to 7th in a special gallery space at Miami Club Rum, 2320 North Miami Avenue, in the Wynwood Art District. 

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“Ruffled Feathers”

 

“Ruffled Feathers”  is an oil painting on canvas of the Snowy Egret, the beautiful and delicate wading bird.  She tells The Rickie Report,   “ I chose this exquisite bird for a couple of reasons.  It is a familiar sight in my Palm Beach Gardens community, a residential development with a preserve setting that is also an Audubon Signature Gold Medallion Sanctuary.  And, along with its cousin, the Great Egret, the Snowy was on the brink of extinction in the late 1880’s, slaughtered by the millions by plume hunters who sold the brilliant white feathers to decorate ladies’ hats.  If not for the  grassroots zeal of two Boston socialites intent on saving the birds (and kick-starting conservation laws and the National Audubon Society in the process), this stunning egret would be gone.”  

 

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“A New Day”

 

 

 Dorothea goes on to explain, “I love photographing and painting birds. I’m very excited about being part of this show!   I have been painting for almost fifteen years and have transitioned from watercolors to oils.  I love oils for their vibrancy and fluidity and never tire of creating”.

 

"Riding the Waves"

“Riding the Waves”

 

 

Dorothea is a member of several Art Associations, including the Lighthouse ArtCenter and the North County Art Association.   She maintains a space at  The Village Art Studios in Tequesta at Gallery Square North,  377 Tequesta Drive.  That’s where you will find her most Thursday mornings and other days of the week from time to time.   She describes the studio as a “room of my own, a home away from home where I can fulfill my desire to create”.

 

 

"Children of the Masa"

“Children of the Masa Tribe”

 

Her passion for art began as a young girl on Long Island while watching the syndicated television program “Learn to Draw”, led by the self-taught artist, John Gnagy.  She sketched whenever she had the opportunity.  Like so many other women of her generation, the ensuing years were filled with raising a family, sustaining a career, and developing as a person.  After retirement from her professional life in the dental field, Dorothea decided to take formal art classes and studied with a watercolorist in Stony Brook, NY, who not only taught but also exhibited around the United States.

 

"Lady in Yellow"

“Lady in Yellow”

 

“As the years passed, I needed a change and was drawn to the vibrancy and fluidity of oils.  I prefer using a variety of my photos for reference in my compositions as well as what I see in my imagination.  I love the contrast of lights and darks. Currently a resident of Palm Beach Gardens, I continue to take classes and have my own studio space in Tequesta at the Village Art Studios in Gallery Square North.  The studio is a cooperative working studio and gallery situated next  door to the Lighthouse Art Center.   I continue to be passionate about my art, looking for new avenues to challenge my need to create…,” Dorothea shares.

 

 

 

Dorothea has been featured in a number of exhibits:  

  • Miami – “Endangered”- Miami Club Rum during Art Basel Week, Wynwood Art District, December 5-7th, 2013
  • Jupiter Town Hall center –North County Art Association Show, October- November 12, 2013
  • Jonathan Dickinson State Park –  “Underwater” show, current
  • Creative Dimensions II- WITVA ( Women in the Visual Arts) January 19th – March 6th. 2013 Delray Beach Fl
  • Loxahatchee Visions Third Annual Art Contest, Arthur Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Boynton Beach Fl. Nov. 12th 2012– Jan. 13, 2013
  • The Lighthouse ArtCenter, Tequesta.  All shows  2005 to present
  • Artists of Palm Beach County. Jupiter Town Hall Center  2010, 2009 and 2008
  • Coral Springs juried show sponsored by the Boca Museum, Boca Raton spring 2009
  • Artist in Residence Village Art Studios, Gallery Square North, Tequesta

 

 

For more information or to contact Dorothea, please email:  t.dorothea@yahoo.com , visit The Village Art Studios website    Thevillageartists.webs.com  or call 561- 351-1470

 

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Durga Garcia is Photographer For The Arts & Fine Art Human Forms

The Rickie Report has seen Durga Garcia’s photography in numerous venues. Because Durga’s camera and artistic skills are in high demand, she travels the United States and the world.  Indeed, it is hard to believe she has time to accomplish all that she does!   Durga’s down-to-earth persona is an added benefit to her abilities.  We look forward to welcoming Durga “home”, at Red Dot Art Fair during Art Basel Week!  Read this article for more details.

Who is Durga Garcia?

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Durga Garcia’s fine art photography which has been touring the world in exhibits is about to come home.  How could this professional artist’s exciting year of National and International exhibits and awards in Italy, Canada, England, the Netherlands, NYC, Minneapolis, and Pennsylvania come to an end?   In Miami!
"Allegory of the Banditas" by Durga Garcia

“Allegory of the Banditas” by Durga Garcia

During Art Basel week, Durga Garcia is introducing work from her new Allegorical series at the Red Dot Art Fair.    Durga’s photography is represented by Vivid Arts Network of Italy in Booth D109. The Red Dot Art Fair exhibit runs from December 3rd – December 8th.    Ms. Garcia’s artwork will also be displayed at the “Endangered” Exhibit at the Miami Club Rum Distillery December 5th -7th.  Both Shows are in the Wynwood Art District Miami.
"Allegory of the Banyon Tree" by Durga Garcia

“Allegory of the Banyon Tree” by Durga Garcia

In addition, Durga Garcia is a participating artist in Palm Beach State Colleges Third National Photography & Digital Imagery Juried Competition, (Palm Beach Gardens Campus,  Oct. 22 – Nov. 27, 2013); National Association of Women Artists’ Gallery as a New Member of NAWA, (NYC,  Nov 6 – 27, 2013),  Darkroom Gallery  “Make Believe” Exhibit (Vermont, Oct. 17 – Nov. 10, 2013) and Lighthouse ArtCenter’s  “SPOTLIGHT on New Talent” (Juried by Bruce Helander, Tequesta, FL November 14, 2013 to February 15, 2014).

 

"Kathleen" by Durga Garcia

“Kathleen” by Durga Garcia

This prolific photographer is also deeply involved in her local community, teaching and mentoring emerging and fledgling artists.   She is teaching three classes at the Armory Art Center  in West Palm Beach, leading monthly photography nature walks at both MacArthur Beach State Park and Jonathan Dickinson State Park, exhibiting at the Treasure Coast “From The Heart” Juried Show (Opens November 7, 2013), Wellington Art Society Exhibit at Wellington City Hall (Wellington, FL, August 31 – December 31, 2013).
"Last Cypress Tree" by Durga Garcia

“Last Cypress Tree” by Durga Garcia

Many of Durga’s images can be found in Public and Private collections.  She is a South Florida based freelance professional photographer of art for artists, portraits, commercial projects & events. Durga has several long term projects and books to her credit.

"Allegory of the Maidens" by Durga Garcia

“Allegory of the Maidens” by Durga Garcia

 

Durga brings a most uncommon background to her pictures.  She has lived in many countries and across America, working as a racehorse trainer, equine veterinary paramedic, yoga teacher, member of the U.S. International Pistol Team and certified art appraiser.  She has parlayed her years of experience as a certified art appraiser into a special talent for conveying those nuanced details in her own work. Durga maintains her Senior Fine Art Appraisal accreditations.    She lectures on photography for area groups, camera clubs, Artists of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.  Durga hosts a blog for photographers giving tips and tricks of the business and is writing a book for kids, “Your First Photography Book”.

 

"Splitting Leaves" by Durga Garcia

“Splitting Leaves” by Durga Garcia

In September, 2014 Durga will take part in Palm Beach State College’s “BARK” Invitational Exhibit (Palm Beach Gardens, FL). She has been invited to Tuscany in Spring, 2014 to lead a multi-discipline workshop plus a Photo Tour of Iceland in Fall, 2014.

 Durga is a Proud Member of these Professional Associations:

*PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS of AMERICA
*NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of WOMEN ARTISTS
*NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of PHOTOSHOP PROFESSIONALS
*FLORIDA PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS
*PALM BEACH PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS GUILD
*BOCA MUSEUM ARTISTS’ GUILD
*WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY
*ARTISTS of PALM BEACH COUNTY

 

For more information visit: http://durgagarcia.com/ http://durgagarcia.tumblr.com/ https://www.facebook.com/durga.garcia


 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

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