Margie Agoston’s Paintings Take You on a Journey

The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) will present “Abstract Expressionism” A Solo Exhibition by Margie Agoston, Visual Artist at A Unique Art Gallery in Jupiter. The Rickie Report hopes you will attend their monthly Public Reception and bring an unwrapped toy to benefit Toys for Tots.  Donors will be enrolled in a drawing to win a custom art piece!  More details are in this article.

 

 

Artists Association of Jupiter 

 

Presents

 

SOLO Exhibit

Margie Agoston

 

 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

 

6:30 – 8:30 pm

 

A Unique Art Gallery

 

226 Center St #8, Jupiter, FL 

 

Open to the Public

 

 The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents “Abstract Expressionism” A Solo Exhibition By Margie Agoston, Visual Artist. The event will be held on Wednesday December 11, from 6:30-8:30 at A Unique Art Gallery, 226 Center St #8 in Jupiter.  A portion of proceeds from sales of artworks created by Margie and the artists of AAOJ will benefit Toys for Tots. Bring an unwrapped toy and you will receive a chance to a win a custom art piece.

 

 

Margie Agoston

Margie Agoston

 

Margie Agoston is a woman of few words but many colors and dimensions.  She grew up outside of New York City with a formal education (BA) from the University of California in Santa Barbara. She is also a Graduate Gemologist and received a Jewelry Manufacturing Arts degree from The Gemological Institute of America.

 

 

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Margie has made her mark as an Artist to be seen, enjoyed and collected.  She recently won 1ST PLACE at the Lighthouse Art Center, D’ART for ART. Her other Exhibits include:  Art at Palm Beach International Airport, The Armory Center in West Palm Beach, and she was also selected for the upcoming show ” Spotlight On New Talent”.

 

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In a recent interview Margie said ,  “My work comes from my heart. I have always loved creating whether it was painting,  jewelry design or ceramics.  When I paint I can freely express myself.  My canvas is like a two dimensional sculpture. I use color, texture and movement to sculpt emotions where everyone can feel free to touch and explore what has been created.”

 

 

Margie Agoston’s hope for the observer is that they will go on their own journey and they will experience what the abstract painting says to them.

 

To contact Margie visit her website at  http://www.margieagoston.com/

 

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

 

The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.   To learn more about Toys for Tots visit their website at www.toysfortots.org

 

The Artists Association of Jupiter is a collaboration of artists who work together to promote the awareness of art and education to the community and surrounding counties. Its venue, A Unique Art Gallery, opened its doors in June of 2010.  Learn more about the organization, its artists and programs on the Association’s website, www.artistsassociationofjupiter.net

 

For more information on this event call or email the Gallery at 561-529-2748 or auniqueartgallery@comcast.net

 

 

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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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

FAU Jupiter Invites You to A Reception with Artist, John Rachell

The Rickie Report is pleased to announce that FAU, Jupiter Campus, is inviting the public to a reception to meet artist, John Rachell.  This is not only an exhibit about lush and wonderful art.  Having suffered two strokes, John’s perseverance to continue to paint is inspiring.  We urge you to meet John and see his “symphony of colors and shapes”.  The public reception takes place at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus and will showcase John’s newest exhibit, “Le Grand Jardin”.  More details are in this article.

 

 

FAU Jupiter

 

Presents

 

“Le Grand Jardin”

 

by

 

John Rachell

 

Public Reception

 

Wednesday, November 20th

 

5:00 – 6:30 pm

 

John D. MacArthur Campus

    Student Resources Atrium

5353 Parkside Drive    Jupiter, FL

 

 

FAU, Jupiter Campus, will showcase a selection of oil paintings by community based artist, John Rachell.  The public is welcome to view the exhibit Monday through Friday 9 am through 10 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9 am through 7 pm.  The public is invited to a reception to meet the artist on Wednesday, November 20th from 5 – 6:30 pm.

 

John Rachell attended Polk Junior College (Winter Haven, Florida),  Palm Beach Junior College (Lake Worth, Florida, A.A. 1974)  and  The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois (B.F.A. 1977).   An accomplished artist, John has exhibited his sculpture and paintings in group and individual shows around the United States.

 

"Garden, March 20th"

“Garden, March 20th”

 

“Le Grand Jardin” depicts lush tropical scenery in a series of large oil paintings.  John Rachell is a prolific painter.  His artistry has not been diminished, even after suffering two strokes which left him paralyzed on his right side.  John states, “Life is so marvelous that no matter what the limitations are, you can expand the manifestations of the spirit.”

 

 

"Garden, January"

“Garden, January”

 

John shares, ” In the Grand Scheme of life intellect, emotion, desire and pursuits are but threads of the fabric of life. I become the conductor directing a symphony of colors and shapes that weave the fabric that represents my life as an artist. May our symphonies nourish our spirit now and forever.”

 

 

"Garden, February"

“Garden, February”

 

 

Physical therapy three times a week is not enough for John.  He tells us, “My therapy tool is a brush”.   An artist by trade, John took stock of his strengths.  John returned to his passion of painting, teaching himself to paint with his non-dominant hand, which had not been affected by the stroke.  

 

 

"Garden, November"

“Garden, November”

 

John’s work is currently being shown at OSGS (Northwood), Bruce Webber Gallery (Lake Worth), Ford Fine Art (Delray Beach), the William Wright Collection (Lake Worth) and The White Penguin (Tequesta).

 

The Rickie Report urges you to visit John’s website.  Not only will you see his contemporary sculptures, drawings and other artwork, but you can view a video of him teaching himself new techniques to enable him to continue his passion of creativity.  www.johnrachell.com

To view video please visit:  http://smu.gs/1cE3DVp     John is available to speak and give a demonstration at local art group meetings.  The Rickie Report suggests you contact him now for your program.

 

For more information about this reception and exhibit, please contact Kathryn Yates at kyates3@fau.edu  or 561-799-8105.

 

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Ilene Adams, Prolific Artist, in Three Juried Exhibits

Ilene Adams has been very busy in this early part of season!  The Rickie Report is pleased to announce that her art is displayed in several juried shows and she has another opening in Jupiter on November 15th!  Ilene works in photography, mixed media and drawings.  Her accomplishments as a leader in the arts community as well as running her own marketing business confirm that she is not only dedicated to her own art, but others as well.  Read all of the details in this article!

Town of Jupiter Art Gallery

Presents

Ilene Adams

Opening Reception

Friday, November 15th

6 – 8 pm

Exhibit Runs  November 15th – December 27th

Jupiter Community Center is located at

210 Military Trail near the Police Station

 

 

Ilene Adams has been busy early this season with her art displayed in several shows and soon to be featured in the Town of Jupiter Art Gallery.  The show will run from  November 15 through December 27th with the opening on Friday, November 15th from 6-8PM. The Exhibit and Reception is open to the public. Ilene will show a combination of her work including mixed media, photography and drawings.

 

 

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Reflection”

 

 

She currently has work in the 3rd Annual Juried Photography Show at the Palm Beach State Gallery at Eissey Campus, Art on Park Gallery in Lake Park and The Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild Gallery at Midtown.

 

 

Ilene studied printmaking and painting in Rome and received a BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She has also studied with Milton Glaser at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She has had many art careers, from designing textiles to creating murals to graphic design and all of these influences show up in her fine art. Her paintings are interesting mixed media, often including photographic images, paint, textural surfaces, gold leaf, yarn and various collage materials. Much of her work is nostalgic using images from childhood or familiar places.

 

 

Ilene states, “I believe that art and beauty bring joy and well-being to individuals and are essential for a well-balanced life.  Ever since I was a child, I have created one form of art or another. The artists that influenced me the most are Robert Rauschenberg and Maxfield Parish. Rauschenberg’s influence is apparent in my paintings that incorporate paint, collage, photographic images and artifacts. They evoke a feeling of nostalgia or of imaginary places.

 

 

"We All Have Wings"

“We All Have Wings”

She tells us, “My photographs deal mostly with nature, but nature through an intense filter.  Images are put under a microscope and colors are heightened. There is beauty all around us but how often do we take the time to really see it? Ordinary images are enhanced to create painterly new images that leave the viewer wondering if they are paintings or photographs? Abstract or realistic?”

 

 

Bruce Helander wrote, “Ilene Adams, is also a professional painter who has continued to sharpen her palette and compositional skills while searching out new subject matter inspired by nature. Her recent series of large-scale photographic prints could be mistaken initially for a sharp focus oil painting on canvas. This wondrous selection of water reflections from surrounding natural growth topped off with floating green circles of blooming water lilies is a unique extension of the artist’s trained eye.  In some of the photographs we are confronted by a series of dazzling reflective vertically vibrating lines that cut through the tint of the water like a sharp knife through butter. Adams likes to integrate a bit of art history in her work where it’s useful. She often pays homage to impressionists like Monet connected at the hip with contemporary sensibilities and a flare for vibrant, almost unnatural color. Her painted compositions that are also inspired from the Everglades often center on a single sculptural form of a tropical bird, perhaps standing on one leg.”

 

 

"Construct"

“Construct”

 

Aside from creating art, for the past 25 years or so, Ilene has had a company called The Marketing Works.  Originally a two million dollar company based in Boston, she now works with smaller businesses, doctors, artists and nonprofits developing marketing strategies and branding. She creates logos, collateral materials, websites and overall marketing strategies. (www.IleneAdamsInc.com).

 

"Lillies and Squiggles"

“Lillies and Squiggles”

 

Ilene has also worked in the non-profit art world bringing her marketing talents and creativity to an art center in West Palm Beach and working to advance art and artists in the community.  She is currently working on several community art projects to bring art to the public.

 

 

Ilene’s artistry has been seen in many local juried art shows, including Palm Beach State Eissey Gallery, The Guild Gallery, Art on Park Gallery, Whole Foods (Solo Show), Lighthouse ArtCenter (Landscapes), JF Gallery (Mediums), Palm Beach County Art in Public Places, Wellington Art in Public Places 2010, AmTrust Bank Exhibition, Riverside Bank Exhibition, Zephyr Art Show, Wellington Art Society, Armory Art Center (Student Faculty Show), LK Mix Art Exhibition, Armory Art Center, Tyler School of Art, Poster Competition – Rome, Northwood Artwalk, City of West Palm Beach Cultural Association.

 

You can contact Ilene or see her work at www.IleneAdamsFineArt.com or by email at IleneAdams@gmail.com.      561.346.0172 “like” my Facebook Page!!

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Nina Fusco in SOLO Exhibit!

For those who have already been to the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, you  probably noticed Nina Fusco’s entry for Arty Bras.  If you  haven’t – don’t miss the smiling doggie!  Nina’s artwork continues to evolve, as she strives to make peoples’ pets into a piece of artwork that becomes a family heirloom.  In addition to her pet portraits made from sculpted and cut paper, she brings world peace, brotherhood, and conquering cancer to a new level of artistry.  The Rickie Report hopes you will stop  in to visit Nina at her SOLO Exhibit at the Institute for Jewish Living in Jupiter.  The details are in this article.

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The Institute for Jewish Living

Presents

An Evening with

Artist, Nina Fusco

Wednesday, October 23rd

5:30 – 7:30 pm

 2581 Jupiter Park Drive    Suite E-18

Jupiter, FL. 33458

 561.372.6188

Public is Invited

 

The Institute for Jewish Living ( IJL) recently opened its office located in Jupiter, FL.  Individuals, students and families wanting to connect with the Jewish world can do so through local events as well as virtual activities.  The  Executive Director, Cantor Bruce Benson, looks forward to sharing the walls of the IJL office with local artists.

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One of the talented artists chosen for the Institute’s premier exhibit is Nina Fusco.  This Jupiter resident is active in a number of community organizations, including the Artists of Palm Beach County.  Nina has shown her work in many venues in Palm Beach County.

 

We love Nina’s upbeat approach to life!  

"Best in Show", Arty Bras entry for the Lighthouse ArtCenter

“Best in Show”, Arty Bras entry for the Lighthouse ArtCenter

 

 

Her sensitivity to the world condition is evident.

 

"Circle of Peace"

“Circle of Peace”

 

 

Her faith is strong.

 

"Hands"

“Hands”

 

Nina’s greeting cards are always a favorite for people looking for a stocking stuffer or house gift.

"Do You Hear What I Hear?"

“Do You Hear What I Hear?”

 

 

   

"Dream" in sign language

“Dream” in sign language


"Let's Go Fishing"

“Let’s Go Fishing”

Nina’s Drawings and Photographs are intense and detailed

Stop by and meet Nina!  If you are interested in one of her pet portraits, be sure to bring a photo of your favorite furry friend.  Nina’s portraits become family heirlooms.

For more information about Nina’s work please contact:  Nina3DPaper.com  or email ninafusco47@gmail.com  or visit  Zazzle.com/Nina3DPaper   or call   561.908.3556

 

If you have any questions, please call  561-372-6188.  For more information about the Institute for Jewish Living please visit:  www.InstituteforJewishLiving.com

 

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561-537-0291

Brigitte Balbinot SOLO Exhibit: “On Higher Grounds”

The Rickie Report is looking forward to seeing internationally known artist, Brigitte Balbinot’s newest body of work at her upcoming SOLO Exhibit at A Unique Art Gallery in Jupiter!   A percentage of sales will benefit the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League of West Palm Beach.  Come for the art, refreshments, camaraderie and the good cause!  Details in this article!  What better day to see the unveiling of Brigitte’s exhibit, “On Higher Grounds”!

 

Brigitte Balbinot

SOLO EXHIBIT

 

“On Higher Grounds”

Wine and Cheese Reception

 

Wednesday, September 11th

 

6:30 – 9:00 pm

 

 

A Unique Art Gallery

226 Center St #8, Jupiter, FL

Public is Welcome

Please RSVP  561-529- 2748

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The Artists Association of Jupiter proudly presents International Artist Brigitte Balbinot, A One Woman Show titled “On higher grounds”.  In the Artist’s words, the ultimate question remains… Is there something bigger than us and how does it translate into my work? During this exhibit, Brigitte Balbinot will introduce her newest work, large and medium size oil abstracts that will transport the viewer into another dimension.
The opening Reception will be held on Wednesday September 11, 2013 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at A Unique Art Gallery. Show will run through October 4th.   Proceeds from the sale of artwork will benefit the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is a limited-admission humane society and provides services to over 20,000 cats, dogs, puppies and kittens each year. Operating continuously since 1925, it has been positively impacting animal welfare and addressing overpopulation in Palm Beach County through a variety of services.

 

According to their website, “Our Vision is to create a community where 100% of the adoptable animals find loving homes and no animals will be euthanized because of pet overpopulation.”

 

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, Humane Society of the Palm Beaches, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and does not receive funding from city, county, state, or the federal government, or local organizations with similar names. We rely solely on the generosity of individuals, foundations and corporations to provide quality programs and services to the community. Your donations directly support the services and programs in place to help animals in need.

 

 

“Our mission is to provide shelter to lost, homeless and unwanted animals; to furnish medical and other services for the care of companion animals; to care for, protect, and find quality homes for homeless and neglected animals; to advocate animal welfare, community involvement and education to further the bond between people and animals, for the mutual benefit of both”. For more information contact: www.hspb.org

 

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“Granite II”

 

Brigitte shares with us, “ Art cleanses our souls. It provoques our senses and thoughts.  We are living in difficult times surrounded by violence and ugliness. Our World is in desperate need of  added beauty, peace and harmony. Art is a conduit to the soul, with these collections I strive to inspire you… I want my art to make you think,  feel, and sometimes question… If I touch a nerve, provoque a reaction or stimulate your senses in any way,  I have succeeded.”

 

In a review by Carrie Turner, editor of Fine Art Views ( March, 2013), art critic Brian Sherwin is cited, “The compositional structure and use of raw texture in Balbinot’s paintings allow the imagination of the viewer to decipher meaning based on what he or she brings, psychologically speaking, to the viewing experience”.

 

“ I AM… therefore I PAINT! With an unquenched thirst for knowledge and understanding of the world around me, the canvas is my playground”… is one of the Artist’s famous statements. Each of her paintings may comprise up to 50 layers of oil paint using various mediums. Some pieces can take weeks and even months to be completed. She usually works on several canvases at the same time. She says, “I know my work is done when after several passes I can look at it and feel that it needs nothing more from me to be alive.”

 

 

 

"Minority"

“Minority”

 

 

 

Do not miss a chance to meet with the Artist and become acquainted with her unique vision. Also part of the event will be The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League of West Palm Beach to whom 10% of all proceeds that night will be donated.

 

"Sacred Space"

“Sacred Space”

The Artists Association of Jupiter is a collaboration of artists who work together to promote the awareness of art and education to the community and surrounding counties. Its venue, A Unique Art Gallery, opened its doors in June of 2010. Learn more about the organization, its artists and programs on the Association’s website, www.artistsassociationofjupiter.net   For additional information call the Gallery at 561-529-2748 or email auniqueartgallery@comcast.net 
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“Lost at Sea”

To reach Brigitte for more information about her art or this show, please contact:

info@brigittebalbinot.com  or visit her website:

www.brigittebalbinot.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:

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561-537-0291

New Gallery Owners Invite You To Unique Gallery

The Rickie Report hopes you will be at The Artists Association of Jupiter’s newest exhibit at Unique Gallery in Jupiter!  This art group is helping Friends 4 Cancer Research through the sale of their wonderful artwork!

 

 

Arts Group Helps

Friends 4 Cancer Research

“Healing Through the Arts”

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The Artists Association of Jupiter will co-host with Unique Glass Art this month’s open house.  The artists of the AAOJ will be promoting the sale of their own artwork to benefit the Friends 4 Cancer Research at their venue A Unique Art Gallery.

The “Healing Through The Arts” exhibition will feature a unique art sale format where the original artworks will be covered by brown paper with only the artist’s name, title of the work and price placed on the brown paper.   An interested patron will be able to meet and see other artwork the artists have hanging in the gallery to decide if they would like to purchase the art before they are uncovered at 7:00 pm. 50% of these artwork sales will benefit the Friends 4 Cancer Research. All works will be available for sale throughout the evening and the Month of March.

 

This month’s event will help the local charitable organization Friends 4 Cancer Research, Inc. F4RC is a 100% not for profit 501(c)3 committed to funding cancer research facilities in order to find improved treatments, earlier diagnosis programs, and most importantly a cure. 100% of funds raised goes to this cause. For more information go to www.f4cr.org

 

The Artists Association of Jupiter is a collaboration of artists who work together to promote the awareness of art and education to the community and surrounding counties. Its venue, A Unique Art Gallery, opened its doors in June of 2010.  Learn more about the organization, its artists and programs on the Association’s website, www.artistsassociationofjupiter.com

 

Unique Glass Art has been serving Florida’s Palm Beach and Martin Counties since 1986 specializing in custom glass etching and carvings for residential, commercial and yachts.  Visit them on the web at www.uniqueglassart.com

For more information on this event call or email the Gallery at 561-529-2748 or auniqueartgallery@comcast.net      or visit:  www.artistsassociationofjupiter.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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

David Berger At Silver Anniversary of Artfest by the Sea

 Look at the detail in the lace and notice the folds of the tablecloth.  And did you see how perfectly reflective the glass of wine is?  Move over to one of David Berger’s still life paintings and you feel like you’ve been transported back in time, gazing at an Old Master’s work.  Each one is worthy if being its own masterpiece in your home, office or yacht. The Rickie Report hope to see you at the 25th Anniversary of Art Fest by the Sea, another great show for Howard Alan Events March 9 & 10!

 

 

 

25th Annual Art Fest by the Sea

(Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL)

March 9 and 10, 2013

Saturday and Sunday  10 am – 5 pm

                   One Mile Along A1A Ocean Front                            

Marcinski Rd (Jupiter)  to Donald Ross Rd (Juno Beach)

4050 South US Highway 1  Jupiter, FL 33477

A portion of the proceeds of this show benefit Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce

Still Life by David Berger

Still Life by David Berger

 

Speaking with David Berger

TRR understands that you started painting later in your life. When and why did you begin painting? 
DB: The first 31 years of my life was spent searching for who I actually was, this process was slowed greatly by living in Miami FL. as a child and gravitating toward the “wrong crowd” with alcohol and drugs at age 12.  I continued this for 20 years till I was 31 and wound up in a substance abuse treatment center where I sobered up and started life over again.
I found a set of water colors while in treatment and played with them for a year or so, then took an oil painting class and fell in love with it. My first oil painting was of the bell peppers which I later titled “Bad Fruit”. Not a great piece but my teacher insisted I come back the next week and try again, which I did, hesitantly.

 

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TRR: Do you have a particular medium you prefer or does the image dictate the medium?

 

DB:  I paint in oil.

I paint utilizing old world glazing techniques, painting background to foreground, painstakingly allowing the paint to dry and glazing in the details.

 

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TRR: The lace and details of the folds of your material in your still life images are exceptional.  (Personally that is what draws us into your booth and your images).  Can you tell us more about the techniques you use to master these so beautifully?
DB:  I paint on a heavily primed and sanded canvas to where it is almost smooth as board. I actually use soft rounded synthetic filberts, realizing that I can kill a $3 brush as quickly as a $50 brush.

 

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Waterfall

TRR: What advice would you give to someone who has never thought of themselves as a painter but feels tempted to try it?

DB:   I believe that in life if you feel led to do something creative, just do it. Let go of the fear, perfectionism, what others might think of whatever you do, and most of all… if you enjoy doing it…do more of it. there are so many instances in life where we are judged by others as to what we do for a living, our political views, religion, how we raise our children, economics etc.,  I know that when I am sitting at the easel, engrossed in the work… I am at one with the universe.

Produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, Art Fest by the Sea, ranked among the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine, returns to celebrate 25 fabulous years on March 9 – 10, 2013.  The juried outdoor art show, popular among locals and tourists alike, features the work of 300 leading artists from around the country.

 

 

The wide array of fine art on display includes a variety of media with prices set to suit all budgets. The artists will line one mile of AIA starting at Marcinski Road in Jupiter Beach and continuing to Donald Ross Road in Juno Beach.  All artists will be present for the duration of the festival, available to discuss their art and inspiration. Complimentary shuttle buses will be running from the Florida, Power & Light building on Universe Blvd. and Ellison-Wilson Road to the festival site each day. Parking and admission are free.

 

Partial list of participating artists:  

Kelly Allen (Jewelry, Jupiter);

AJ Brockman ( Digital Art, Palm Beach Gardens);

Scott Buccina ( Stone Sculptures, Hobe Sound);

Walter Catts (Furniture, Palmetto);

Mark Pericot (Photography, Tampa);

Herbert Weintraub ( Acrylic, Boynton Beach);

Andrew Wender ( Raku, Englewood); Accessoreez (Jewelry, St. Pete.)

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine.  For additional information on the 25 Annual ArtFest by The Sea and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615. 

 

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561-537-0291

Their Van is Packed for the Juno Beach Show- Don’t Miss Accessoreez NEWEST Items!

The Rickie Report has noticed that Accessoreez’ following is growing!  At the Hobe Sound Art Show, there were people lined up waiting to try the jewelry on.  Now, their van is packed and ready to bring you their latest jewelry creations. Leslie continues to form incredible hand blown glass elements for her necklaces and at the same time, is creating a whole new line of jewelry!  Be at the Juno Beach Show and get there early – most of these are one-of-a-kind pieces.

 

25th Annual Art Fest by the Sea

(Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL)

March 9 and 10, 2013

Saturday and Sunday

 10 am – 5 pm

                   One Mile Along A1A Ocean Front

Marcinski Rd (Jupiter)  to Donald Ross Rd (Juno Beach)

4050 South US Highway 1  Jupiter, FL 33477

A portion of the proceeds of this show benefit Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce

 

 

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Leslie Huston is the lead designer of accessoreez, a handcrafted line of contemporary art glass borosilicate jewelry. Her creative energies coalesce in the production of distinctive designs as elegant tropical hues synergistically merge with a high desert color palette of hot fired glass, fresh water pearls, turquoise, coral, hammered copper & silver, and other select materials.

 

Seahorse Necklace

Seahorse Necklace

Leslie’s art glass instruction included studies at the Rhode Island School of Design, Mills College in Oakland, Ca, and the University of San Diego.

 

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Today she collaborates with her sister, Shelley Harper, a noted metal worker, on unique one-of-a-kind designs. Shelley’s studies include the University of Puget Sound & a BS from the University of Southern California.

New - Cuff Design!

New – Cuff Design!

 

Coming from two dramatically different regions, Leslie and her design studios are based on Florida’s Gulf Coast in St. Petersburg, Florida, while Shelley can be found at her studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Glass Tendril Necklace

Glass Tendril Necklace

The marketing side of accessoreez is in the able hands of John Huston, Leslie’s husband.  (We like the van design, John). For more information visit: http://www.accessoreez.com

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Lazaro Ruda, Emerging Artist Shares Underwater Splendors at ArtiGras

ArtiGras  Fine Arts Festival is always a highlight event for art lovers.  The Rickie Report is proud to have mentored a large number of the “Emerging Artists” for the 2013 show!  The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce produces a top-notch juried show, which is presented with the help of Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center.  This is truly a community-wide effort, which involves hundreds of volunteers.  Here is an introduction to one of the “emerging artists”, Lazaro Ruda.

 

 

 

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ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival

February 16-18

Abacoa Town Center,  Jupiter, FL

Saturday & Sunday 10 am – 6 pm

Monday 10 am – 4 pm

Out of the hundreds of artists who are juried into ArtiGras, the organizers recognize eleven artists who have never been involved in a juried show of this type.  These “Emerging Artists” are taken under the ArtiGras’ wings and nurtured to enable them to participate in future events with a base of understanding and experience.

 

The eleven “Emerging Artists” include:

  • John Cooksey
  • Jim Maddox (Eydylhands Studio)
  • Edward Grates
  • Taylor Loughlin
  • Christopher Thomas (C. Thomas Photography)
  • Lazara Ruda (The Living Sea)
  • Brent Hoosac
  • Shelly Cox (Norma Cockwell)
  • Irene Jalowayski (Smashing Glass)
  • Jim McCann (Copper Canvas)
  • Joan Hendelman (Hendel Jewelry)

 

The Rickie Report urges you to take the time to visit each of their booths, see their work and talk to them about what they do and how they do it!  Remember, when you buy an item from an “emerging artist” you can  say  you knew them before they became famous!

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Raised in south Florida, Lazaro Ruda has been around the ocean his entire life. Through the span of over thirty years he has watched his ocean world slowly change due to human impact. With the thought that people only protect what they love, he took up the challenge of learning to photograph underwater in order to bring the ocean’s splendors to the eyes of a worldwide audience. Through his web site, TheLivingSea.com, he shares his love and passion for our ocean planet in the hopes that others will understand, cherish and protect our natural world.
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Laz Ruda’s Artist Statement begins, “Ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau wrote, “People protect what they love.”  These simple words form the foundation of why I photograph the nature of our oceans.  I use my photography and my ocean experiences to bring to light what to many is an alien world.”

His experiences as a scuba diver enhance his understanding and vision of what he wants to share via his camera.  He tells The Rickie Report, “My photography entails decades of experience as a scuba diver.  Before holding an underwater camera in my hand, it is important that I feel completely comfortable in this unique environment for my own safety and, just as important, the well-being of the creatures I photograph”.

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Male Seahorse Giving Birth in Wild

Working underwater has its constraints regarding technical equipment.  Laz shares, “Underwater photography does not give me the liberties of using zoom lenses.  I must approach an animal well beyond its comfort zone to capture its image.  Having an intimate knowledge of the creature, it’s environment, and an enormous amount of patience is required.  Some of my photographs have taken hours to capture.  Many have taken years to perfect.”

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When he is asked why he chooses to work underwater, Laz is quite straightforward in sharing his philosophy. “In my decades of exploring the oceans, I have encountered untold damage to this delicate environment caused by our every day actions. I have also seen our oceans improve when ordinary citizens have cared enough to make a difference.  My hope is that my images and stories will help you understand our amazing ocean planet a little better and my passion and admiration for the natural world becomes your own.”
For more information about ArtiGras: www.artigras.org

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

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Wellington Art Society Invites You to a Paper Sculpture Demo

Trying to figure out how an artist creates their specialty is often similar to understanding how a magic trick works!  The Wellington Art Society invites you to watch as Nina Fusco demonstrates her outstanding paper sculpture art pieces on Wednesday February 13th.  The Rickie Report suggests you bring a photo of your favorite pet!

 Wellington Art Society

February 13, 2013

6:30- 8:30 pm

Featuring

Paper Sculpture Art Demo

By

Nina Fusco

 

 Wellington Community Center

 12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.

 Wellington, FL.

 

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. Membership forms will be available at the membership meeting if you would like to become a member.

 

The W.A.S. meeting opens with a social ½-hour at 6:30 where we will welcome ten new members and see some of their work. There will also be a raffle of art and art related items with the proceeds going to the Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund. 

The Wellington Art Society meets at the Wellington Community Center which is located at 12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd. in Wellington, FL.  A short business meeting and refreshments will precede Nina’s talk and a practical explanation of her artistic technique.  

The Rickie Report knows what a difference being part of a networking group can make in anyone’s career.  This is an upbeat organization that not only helps fellow artists but the general community as well.

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Doggie in the Window!  Nina is the featured artist until March 9th at The Great Frame Up in Jupiter.  (The TJ Maxx, Office Depot, Shoe Carnival Plaza)

 

Nina Fusco’s paper sculpture passion began 20 years ago. Self-taught, she creates 3D paper sculptures by manipulating the flat surface of paper to give it life. She cuts, scores and bends the paper to create her 3D paper sculptures. Nina explores the contrast between light and dark shadows in her 3D paper sculptures. Numerous 3D paper sculpture creations by Nina, utilize hands to send a message of love, hope and working together to reach new heights. Nina’s awarding winning 3D paper sculpture pieces, collages, pencil drawings and photography have been exhibited in Palm Beach County galleries. 

 

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Nina Fusco is no stranger to the art scene in Palm Beach and Martin Counties.  She is actively involved in her community and belongs to a number of associations, including:  associations: Artists of Palm Beach County, Lighthouse ArtCenter and North County Artists Association.  Nina has been an Art Ambassador for the Lighthouse ArtCenter, donating her time for “Artist in the Window” at Gardens Mall.  She has given demonstrations of her technique at the North County Artist Association as well as Jerry’s Artarama. Local Treasures (Tequesta) and Art on Park (Lake Park) sell Nina’s work.

 

Nina is an accomplished Graphic Designer who also enjoys drawing.  Her most recent work has focused on pets, which bring joy and support to so many people.  Nina is available for commissioned pieces to portray one’s special pet in a unique type of pet portrait, using paper sculpture.

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In addition:
  •  Artists of Palm Beach County’s new gallery, Art on Park, will be featuring Nina giving a FREE  Demo Tuesday, February 19th from  6:30 – 8:30 pm.  The gallery is located at 800 Park Avenue in Lake Park  (561-355-0300) www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org
  • Nina’s work will be exhibited at the Town of Jupiter’s Pet Show. The opening reception takes place on Friday, March 1st, from  6:00 – 8:00 pm.  The exhibit runs through April 26th and is located at 210 Military Trail, Jupiter by the Police station.
  •  Nina will be offering a Workshop at Jerry’s Artarama on March 3rd from 1:00 – 4:00 pm ($25 + Materials: For details contact Jerry’s or Nina). Jerry’s  Artarama is located at 2505 Okeechobee Blvd in West Palm Beach (561-684-7036).  westpalm.jerrysartaramastores.com
  • Art on Park Gallery, Lake Park is another venue for a workshop with Nina. ($25. plus materials) on 
    on Tues March 5th – from 6 – 8pm.    Space is limited – call 561.908.3556

    For more information about these shows, workshops, Nina’s personalized pet portraits and other artwork please visit : Nina3DPaper.com  Nina frames her 3D work, offers different price points and also makes some images available as greeting cards.

The public is invited to attend the Wellington Art Society Meetings. Guests are charged $5, which can be put toward the annual dues payment of $40. Members of WAS attend free of charge. For more information: http://www.wellingtonartsociety.org     wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com  or call W.A.S. President Leslie Pfeiffer at 561-791-3676.

 

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 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

561-537-029