Celebrate With 5th Annual Plein Fun Fest In Delray Beach From January 31 Through February 2. Discover New Plein Air Artists And Fabulous Locations To Paint.

Plein Fun Fest is celebrating its 5th year in Delray Beach. This “Hidden Gem” features great artists who live and work in Palm Beach and Broward counties.  Come watch juried artists paint on the streets of fabulous, action-packed Delray Beach on January 31-February 2, 2020. Last year Plein Fun Fest raised over $5,000 at the silent auction and more than $8,000 for the week. The mission of Plein Fun Fest is to be a regional art event to support artists of South Florida.  The competition is sponsored jointly by Plein Air Palm Beach (PAPB) and Old School Square.  The events are free and open to the public, as viewers find themselves immersed in the sights, sounds, and even smells of these artists’ world.  Artwork will be for sale, so mark your calendars!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday,  January 31

Saturday, February  1

&

Sunday, February 2

Old School Square

51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 3344

 

Carolyn Covert (Photo Courtesy of Donna Walsh)

 

 

 

 

The first plein air paint-out and critique is scheduled for Friday, January 31, 2020. Painters will work from 9:00 am to noon with a luncheon and critique to follow.

 

 

 

On Saturday, February 1, the public can wander around the streets of Delray any time between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm to see more than 50 artists capturing the hidden gem that is Delray Beach. Our artists love to have an audience and will be happy to share what they are doing with you. 

 

 

The paintings from Plein Fun Fest 2020 will be featured in a silent auction beginning on Friday night January 31 at 6:30 pm and all-day Saturday until 4:00 pm at Old School Square in Delray Beach. Last year Plein Fun Fest raised over $5,000 at the silent auction and more than $8,000 for the week. 

 

 

The Plein Fun Fest competition is sponsored jointly by Plein Air Palm Beach (PAPB) and Old School Square. “The aim of Plein Fun Fest is to be a regional art event to support artists of South Florida. We want to have something that reflects our group and we want to be local. We are not interested in competing with the national plein air competition events,” says publicity chair, Donna Walsh. 

 

 

 

Pati Maguire (Photo Courtesy of Jeff Winters)

 

 

 

 

MEET    THE    ARTISTS    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kathryn Barry (Photo Courtesy of  Donna Walsh)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For further information, contact Ruth Weiss, ruthweissart@yahoo.com

Website: http://pleinairpalmbeach.com

 

 

 

 

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4th Annual Plein Fun Fest In Delray Beach February 1, 2 And 3 Features 50 Plein Air Painters

Enjoy three days of plein air painting in Delray Beach at the 4th Annual Plein Fun Fest, February 1, 2 and 3.  A juried group of 50 plein air painters will capture the ambiance and charm of Delray Beach, FL.  The competition is sponsored jointly by Plein Air Palm Beach (PAPB) and Old School Square.  The events are free and open to the public, as viewers find themselves immersed in the sights, sounds, and even smells of these artists’ world.  Artwork will be for sale, so mark your calendars!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

Join Us for Plein Fun Fest 2019

See artists create:

“Tomorrow’s culture and history painted today on site.”

 

Friday February 1

Saturday, February  2

&

Sunday, February 3

Old School Square

51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 3344

See details for times and places below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participating Artists:

 

Aleksandra Chmielewska
Andrea Candlin
Antwan Ramar
Barbara O’Connell
Barry Frishman
Bette Coningby
Bob Coninsby
Brenda Gordon
Candace Neff
Carol Baehren Landeweer
Carol Perez
Carolyn Covert
Carolyn Moscato
Caryn Kabat
Charlotte J Maloney
Christine Kling
Claudia Moriarty
Constance Hanselman
Constance Kerwick
Dale Gary
David Huebsch
Debra Kennedy
Diane Hutchinson
Domenick Maldari
Don Martinetti
Georgetta Darr
Grace McGann
Gretchen Cocuzza
Holly Austin
James Sechiano
Julia Stevens
Karen Lisk-Gebhardt
Kathleen Denis
Kathryn Barry
Kerry Eriksen
Kevin Feary
Lester Salazar
Linda Fleischman
Lorrie B Turner
Lynn Peterson
Manuel Jomok
Margaret Merkow
Marilyn Liedman
Mary Lou Pults
Mary Mirabito
Moneta
Pamela Giarratana
Patricia Maguire
Ralph Papa
Robin Wright
Ruth Weiss
Shailaja Didolkar
Shawn Dell Joyce
Sheila Wolff
Stephanie Amato
Steve Nash
Susan Archer
Susan Darienzo
Susan Ginter
Thomas Kirkpatrick
Tima Corbett
Wendy Jones

 

 

 

 

Plein Fun Fest

 

On Saturday, February 2, 2019, the 50-juried artists will compete in Plein Fun Fest. The artists will begin painting at 9:00 am at location of their choice anywhere within the boundaries Delray Beach. This is the public’s chance to walk around, see what’s happening, talk to the artists and experience one of the best Delray Beach events.  At 4:30 pm, Marusca Gatto, Manager of the Cornell Museum at Old School Square, will jury the show, selecting those artists who will win. The awards total more than $2,000.00 cash from Plein Air Palm Beach plus prizes from local businesses.   Art sale and reception  5:30 – 7:30 pm. Silent Auction begins 6 pm.

 

Paint The Beach!

 

On Sunday, February 3, 2019, artists will line the sands of Delray Beach to Paint the Beach for just for FUN. This event is open to anyone. Plein air painting is exciting and invites viewers into the creative process: the sights, sounds, and even smells of the artists’ world.

 

A juried group of 50 plein air painters from Florida and beyond will capture the ambiance and charm of Delray Beach at Plein Fun Fest, an outdoor painting extravaganza on February 2, 2019. Delray Beach will host the fourth annual Plein Fun Fest competition sponsored jointly by Plein Air Palm Beach (PAPB) and Old School Square.

 

 

 

 

 

For further information, contact Ruth Weiss, ruthweissart@yahoo.com 

Website: http://pleinairpalmbeach.com

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

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Our FALL lineup…

Fine Art Exhibits

 

Delray Art League
New Members Exhibit

Now thru September 16th

At Delray Beach City Hall Gallery

100 NW First Avenue
Delray Beach, FL

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

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

Delray Art League
Milagro Center Exhibit

Opening August 26th thru October 21st

At Milagro Center

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

“Autumn Rising” Opening Reception

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

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

Please join us.

 

 

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“Church Lady” by Linda Greenwald (top)

“Fiesta Coconuts by Eileen Louvre (bottom)

 

Delray Art League
Abstract Exhibit

September 1 thru October 31st

At Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

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

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Artwork by Sheila Ballaban

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

Artwalk Gallery Exhibit

September 2nd thru September 29th

At The Artwalk Gallery in the Cornell Museum

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

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Phoenix Totem by Magnus Sebastian

Delray Art League
Visual Arts of Delray Exhibit

October 1st thru November 26th

At The Gallery at the Arts Garage

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

 

 

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Artwork by Moneta

 

 

DAL Members Around Town

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Join us:

CATEGORIES FOR MEMBERSHIP:


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

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561-537-0291

Delray Art League Invites You To Indoor Exhibits, Outdoor Events And Monthly Meeting

The Delray Art League (DAL) invites everyone to see the exquisite artwork of its members taking place at two local indoor exhibits. The Crest Theatre Gallery Exhibit 2015 now through Sunday, January 24th and The Holiday Showcase Exhibit 2015 – 2016 now through Friday, January 29th at Delray Beach City Hall Gallery truly showcase the professional creativity of this group! In addition, the next DAL Monthly Meeting takes place on Monday, January 11th from 7 – 9 pm and will feature: “Encaustics, the Oldest and Newest Art Form” with nationally renown artist and gallerist, Dee Utasi.   The Rickie Report shares sneak peeks and all of the details here. We encourage art lovers and art patrons to see the exhibits. We urge artists to join this fabulous art networking organization!

 

 

 

“Happening This Month”
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“Artists in the Park”

Outdoor Fine Art Exhibit & Show

Starting January 9th
Weekends 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Veterans Park @ Atlantic Avenue and the Intracoastal

 

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Delray Art League Fine Art Exhibits

The Crest Theatre Gallery Exhibit 2015

Wednesday, November 4th to Sunday, January 24th

 

 

The Crest Theatre @ Delray Beach Center for the ArtsDel;ray

51 North Swinton Avenue
  Delray Beach, FL 33444

Crest Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Admission is free.

 

 

 

The Holiday Showcase Exhibit 2015 – 2016

Monday, December 4th to Friday, January 29th

 

 

 

Delray Beach City Hall Gallery

100 NW First Avenue
  Delray Beach, Florida

City Hall Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Admission is free.

 

 

Please join us in congratulating the Winners of our
Holiday Showcase 2015:

 

 

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Judge for this exhibit was Nichole M. Hickey, Manager of Artist Services with the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

Ms. Hickey commented: “DAL artists displayed great diversity and talent with an impressive collection of art work in multiple mediums.”

 

 

 

Next DAL Monthly Meeting

Monday January 11th, 2016
7:00 – 9:00 PM

Program:

Encaustics, the Oldest and Newest Art Form

by Dee Utasi

 

 

Dee Utasi is a life-long artist and teacher. She is the sole proprietor of ArtbyDeesigns, her creative art business based in Abilene, Texas. Her business involves teaching the basics of oil, water color, acrylic, encaustics, and sumi-e art. Dee is also an active member of the Delray Art League while spending winters in Florida. Her works are in private collections in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, South Carolina, and Texas.

 

 

Dee is a juried member of Oil Painters of America as well as a member of Women Artists of the West, Creative Arts Club of Abilene, Texas, Palm Beach Water Color Society, Plein Air Palm Beach, Delray Art League, Founder of the Abilene Area Plein Air Artists, Old Jail Art Center Albany, Texas, Grace Museum Abilene, Texas and Center for Contemporary Art Abilene, Texas.

 

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

 

 

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DAL Members Around Town

 

 

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

Bill Farran is currently showing his art at the 92nd Street Y in NYC

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

Camille Rosano won 2nd place for one of her watercolors at the current Lake Worth Art League

Claudia Hafner is exhibiting at the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Welcome Center- Dec – Jan 3. And received awards for 2 paintings from Light Space & Time Online Gallery Animal Exhibition

Deb La Fogg Docherty’s painting “Captured Gaze” just sold at the CPS 2015 Renaissance in Pastels National Juried Exhibition in the UCONN Stamford Art Gallery Stamford, CT. Her pastel painting Couch Potato was selected as a finalist in the 2015Art Renewal Salon Center for the Arts in Wildlife/Animal Category. She is also showing at the Marine and Wildlife Art Festival January 9-10 in Stuart.

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

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

Eileen Lovre had a painting selected as the poster for the upcoming Deerfield Beach Festival of the Arts on Jan 30th and 31st. She also won 3rd place in the DAL Crest Theatre Exhibit on display until Jan 24th.

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

Jacquie Medeiros had a piece excepted into the latest Art At The Airport Exhibit

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

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

Lynn Doyal is featured at The Oak Bistro in Wellington.

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

Mark Allen was accepted into Art Synergy and has paintings hanging at Artisans on the Ave in Lake Worth.

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

Michael D’amato received First Place in the Boca Artists’ Guild XXII Juried Exhibition at the FAU Living Room Theaters for his photograph Angles & Curves

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

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

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

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

Sheila Ballaban is having a one woman show from Dec 20 – Feb 21 at Chabad, 224 S. Ocean Blvd. Manalapan. Phone # 561-351-1633 Sheila also won an honorable mention award from WITVA show at The Armory Art Center

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

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

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

 

 

Renee Plevy painting Kathryn Barry at the December meeting demonstration.

 

 

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Invitation for New Members

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

 

CATEGORIES FOR MEMBERSHIP:


• Exhibiting Member $40.00


• Family members (exhibiting} $50.00


• Friend membership (non-exhibiting) $20.00
Accepted Artwork:
2 D ART – watercolor, oil, acrylic, collage, etc.
SCULPTURE – stone, wood, metal, etc.
PHOTOGRAPHY – At this time the photography category is filled
. Not Accepted: crafts, glass, pottery, fiber art, jewelry, bead-stringing, poured molds, flowers, shell craft, etc. Categories not listed will be decided at the discretion of the Jurying Committee, with final determination by the Board of Directors.
Art should be signed by the artist and ready for hanging. Art done on paper should be matted and framed with Plexiglas (no glass). Canvas must be framed or gallery wrapped (no staples showing) with sides painted.

 

For more information go to: www.delrayartleague.com

 

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The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

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