4th Annual BOCA PHOTO Workshops, Free To Public Sunday, October 15th At Boca Raton Museum Art School

The 4th Annual BOCA PHOTO WORKSHOPS take place on Sunday, October 15th.  The public is invited to free discussions and workshops on photography presented by professional photographers and advanced students of The Art School of the Boca Raton Museum of Art.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Reservations are necessary for this Free event!   This annual program of talks and exhibits is organized by Allan Pierce.





Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road       Boca Raton FL 33486





Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School



Sunday, October 15, 2017
11 am to 3 pm



Free, but reservations are required
For reservations contact The Art School 561-392-2503 or artschool@bocamuseum.org




Join us for discussions and workshops on photography presented by professional photographers and students of The Art School:



Kent Burkardsmeir – Vacation as Your Studio

Karen Hanley Colbert – Impressions of Reality

Brett Butler –  Characters in Search of a Doll’s House


In conjunction with the workshops the Art School presents and exhibit of photography



“Emerging” by Kent Burkhardsmeier

4th Annual Boca Photo Exhibit
 Now to October 8, 2017

An exhibit of photographs by



Brett Butler

Kent Burkhardsmeier

Karen Hanley Colbert

Alfred Schepis 

Dennis Sperling

Jill Weintraub

Donna Wells

Robert S. Whitman



“Dancing Dunes” by Karen Hanley Colbert


“15 Minutes” by Brett Butler


For more information about this event or classes:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486

bocamuseum.org/theartschool     www.facebook.com/bocaschool




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Photography Exhibition, “Divergent Visions” Features Area Artists With International And National Acclaim

“Divergent Visions”, a photographic exhibition will run May 20, 2017 – June 14, 2017 at Ludwig Framemakers in Wilton Manors, FL. The public is invited to the free Artists’ Reception on Saturday, May 20th. The exhibit features four area artists from the Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School: Kent Burkhardsmeier; Karen Hanley Colbert; Dale Kirk as well as curator and instructor, Allan Pierce. These fine art photographers are internationally and nationally acclaimed award winners, some of whom have had their work published.  Their photography can be found in public and private collections world wide. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.



(954) 306-3138

2420 Wilton Drive    Wilton Manors, FL 33305



P R E S E N T S:





Curated by Allan Pierce


Kent Burkhardsmeier

Karen Hanley Colbert

Dale Kirk

Allan Pierce




Saturday, May 20th


6 – 8:30 pm

Catered by Palate Party and Rumors

Exhibition Is Available May 20 – June 14, 2017

Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Saturday 11am-7pm or by appointment.

For more information contact Marquie Kloppenburg (954-306-3138)








Kent Burkhardsmeier

www.KJBImages.com      kent@kjbimages.com
954 614 9720



Kent Burkhardsmeier “Intriguing Beginnings”




Kent Burkhardsmeier’s work explores the transition between fog and nature – offering a tempting glimpse beyond. Kent pursues familiar places with a curious fascination to uncover hidden gems in his photographs – like seeing into the veil of fog. A resident of Deerfield Beach, his photography has been shown throughout South Florida (Palm Beach Photographic Centre, Crest Galleries, Boca Raton Museum School, and Broward Art Guild Galleries) and internationally (UNEAC Santiago de Cuba). Kent’s project, “Cinco Hojas: The Experience of a Cuban Cigar, in Cuba” was published by LensWork Publishing as the lead series in the book “Seeing in SIXES.” His work has been recognized internationally (International Photography Awards – Family of Man, Black & White Spider Awards, International Color Awards,) and locally.




Karen Hanley Colbert

www.karenhcolbert.com     khcolbertm@comcast.net

561 927 7433


“Seagulls At Dawn” by Karen Hanley Colbert

Karen Hanley Colbert’s work depicts how she blends her work with the many activities that can be found at the beach. The beach entices her into the escapism of sheer play or sometimes early in the mornings, the stillness of elusive dreams. She lets her camera catch the freedom that is the beach. A resident of Delray Beach Karen is an internationally published and award-winning photographer. Her work has gained broad recognition in magazines and competitions including Black & White Magazine, Artblend Magazine and the Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA-London, UK); PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris (PX3); International Color Awards and the Black & White Spider Awards. In South Florida, her images have been exhibited at Palm Beach International Airport; Palm Beach Photographic Museum; Cultural Council of Palm Beach County; Cornell Museum; Old School Square Gallery; Boca Raton Museum of Art; Artblend, ArtServe and Broward Art Guild Galleries and in Art Basel. Her pieces can be found in both commercial and private collections. 




Dale Kirk

dalekirkphotography.com        dalekirk@mac.com

“Grand To Be Central” by Dale Kirk

Dale Kirk’s work comes from her walks on the streets of New York. She is not alone… every step of the way is a memory of her father whispering stories reminiscent of his life there. To achieve that feeling of timelessness and energy, she captures movements, which emphasize the passage of time. This temporality satisfies her longing for him, and somehow, she can keep him alive, if only in spirit.  A resident of Boynton Beach, Dale’s work has been shown throughout South Florida (Palm Beach Photographic Centre, Boca Raton Museum School, Broward Art Guild Galleries, Palm Beach Art). In addition, her work has been auctioned several times for Bethesda Hospital. Her love for photography developed from her father’s attraction for the art. “I remember watching him tinkering with cameras and compositions and felt like my Dad was most at peace when he was looking through the lens”. Dale’s career began 30 years ago with a family portrait studio in her home and has now evolved to capturing landscapes and still life. 



Allan Pierce

AllanPierce.com     allanpierce@me.com



“Looking Out” by Allan Pierce

Curator, Allan Pierce’s work approaches portraiture, by capturing the inner life of a person in unguarded moments and not the “flattering, air-brushed” conformity that’s so prevalent in studio photography. He is especially excited by the limitless range of natural lighting situations rather than the forced predictability and blandness that result from getting mired in technique. The work in this exhibit reflects his ongoing theme of dealing with barriers and looking out of windows.  Allan lives in Fort Lauderdale and from his earliest childhood as an avid theater-goer, he has been consumed with the interactions of people, their emotional masks and subtexts and the environments and situations that define their lives. He studied theater, taught English and drama and directed plays (both traditional and experimental).  Observing humanity continues to be a consuming passion and a similar perspective pervades his photography. He has exhibited his work at the Soho Photo Gallery in New York City, Georgia State University in Atlanta and University of Miami, Florida International University, the Boca Museum of Art, the Chris Lopez Gallery, World and Eye Arts Center, and the Artists’ Guild Gallery in Delray Beach. He currently teaches photography at the Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School and conducts workshops throughout Florida. 





About Boca Raton Museum of Art:

Dedicated to excellence in all its endeavors, through its collections, exhibitions, and educational opportunities. The Museum values cultural, artistic, and intellectual diversity and accommodates a wide range of experiences and learning styles. It welcomes new and broader constituencies, encouraging a heightened public understanding and appreciation of the visual world.

For more information about exhibits, classes, workshops:





About Ludwig Framemakers:

Established in 1975, Ludwig Framemakers has been a cornerstone of the wholesale picture framing industry throughout South Florida, providing art and framing services to interior designers, galleries, artists, corporate, hospitality and residential clients.


Ludwig Framemakers    Superior Custom Framing for Art, Mirrors, and More

(954) 306-3138   2420 Wilton Drive    Wilton Manors, FL 33305

Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:30 PM – 5:00 PM Friday 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM  Saturday by Appointment Only





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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

“Art At Airport” Reception – No Tickets Required! Free Parking!

We’ll see you at the airport on Wednesday, March 2nd! There is no need to buy a ticket to fly off anywhere because the Art at the Airport Exhibit will take you on many journeys without packing a bag! The Palm Beach International Airport continues to be one of the most popular art galleries in the County. The Rickie Report shares the details of the next Artist Reception to which the public is invited. ATTENTION ART LOVERS and TRAVELERS: Take a moment to stroll the Art in Public Places area! We promise you a more enlightened experience than you’d have rushing to your gate, sitting and waiting for your flight. This is a great teaching moment for families waiting for loved ones to arrive. Walk by the artwork and talk about what the children see! To purchase art displayed in this exhibit, contact Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places Program (561) 233-0235.












“Art at the Airport”

Meet the Artists:

 Elliott Block, Ron Garrett, Darin Roney, Suzanne Schwartzman, Robert Catapano, Reed Dixon, Budd Parker, Stephanie Brown, Karen Hanley Colbert, Juan Manuel Nino, Kris Davis, Jacquie Medeiros, Susan Oakes, Hedy McDonald Marc Beauregard,Vicki Cohen, Sherry Stephens, Beverley Johnstone, Andrea Krausz, Carol Roberts, Ashleigh Walters, and Bonnie Wilburn.

Wednesday, March 2nd

5:30 -7:00 pm

Exhibition is located on Level 2 of the Main Terminal, across from Travelers Lounge

Palm Beach International Airport, Level 2.

****Use Short Term lot for complimentary parking. Pull a ticket, do not use SunPass to receive parking voucher.****

Best in show: 6:30 p.m., presented by guest judge Ellen E. Roberts, curator of the Harold and Anne Berkley Smith of American Art at the Norton Museum of Art









The current exhibition runs through April 6. For a virtual tour of the exhibition, visit:


Follow PBI on Facebook (/FlyPBI) and Twitter (@PBI_Airport) for updates, Meet the Artists reception information and to see featured art! Use #PBILOVESART to connect with the artists and PBI.


To purchase art displayed in this exhibition, contact Palm Beach County’s
Art in Public Places Program (561) 233-0235.


Being accepted into this exhibit is challenging, with an uncompromising jurying process and tough competition. We urge all artists – emerging and established to continue to apply!

Your artistry will be seen by millions….And art at the airport does sell!

To place your name on the registry:


For more information about Art at the Airport please contact:

Elayna Toby Singer

2633 Vista Parkway    West Palm Beach, FL 33411-5603
(561) 233-0235 Fax: (561) 233-0206

Email: esinger@pbcgov.org




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