Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 7th Annual Plein Air Festival March 7 – 15 Offers Five Days Of Activities For All Ages

This March, members of the community will have the opportunity to join 35 award-winning artists as they compete for over $15,000 in prizes and awards in The Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 7th Annual Plein Air Festival. The Festival takes place from March 7 – 15, starting with a Kids’ Paint Out, Painting vintage cars, a Collectors’ Party, and Battle of the Brushes contest. The Rickie Report shares all of the details here. Get your calendars out for five full days of plein air!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, March 7  – Sunday, March 15, 2020

 

 

 

 

Paintings displayed and for sale

at Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 

 

373 Tequesta Drive     Tequesta, FL 33469

 

 

 

 

 

Artists painting throughout Palm Beach

and

Martin counties

 

 

 

 Free to the public

 

 

 

Collectors’ Party

Friday, March 13, 2020

5-9 PM

$50*

*Ticket price may be used toward the purchase of a painting.

 

 

 

For all of the details and more information about the artists

 www.LighthouseArts.org or call 561-746-3101

 

 

Chris Kling at Hobe Sound Beach 2019 photo by Jennifer Chaparro

 

 

 

“Painting ‘en plein air’ is simply painting outdoors,” said Allie Snyder, the Plein Air Festival Coordinator for the ArtCenter. “The wet paintings are created from what the artist is looking at, and the paintings resonate with people because it reminds them of their favorite spots. It’s a snapshot of our area and a visual record of the history of this region.”

 

Manon Sander at Juno Beach Pier photo by Craig Houdeshell

 

 

 

The Festival incorporates five days of outdoor painting in various locations throughout Palm Beach and Martin counties, during which locals, visitors and art collectors can watch and interact with these world-renowned national artists, view the art at the gallery and have the opportunity to purchase these original wet paintings as they are created.

 

 

Lon Brauer Painting at Sunrise 2019 photo by Craig Houdeshell

 

 

 

 

The festival will officially begin March 7th and run through March 15th with plenty of opportunities to view and purchase the fresh paintings.  There will be a series of events, workshops and demonstrations by juried artists during the festival.

 

 

SCHEDULE:

 

  • Saturday March 7th a Kids’ Paint Out will take place from 10 am – Noon at Constitution Park in Tequesta (free but registration required).
  • Saturday March 7th Teen Master Class, 1 – 3 pm  at the School of Art on Seabrook Road
  • Paint Out 9 – 2 pm (formerly known as the Quick Draw) challenge on Sunday, March 8th at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens Flagler Park in West Palm Beach.
  • Monday – Friday, March 9 – 13 Five-day-long Festival Paint Out with juried artists at locations throughout Palm Beach and Martin counties
  • Monday – Thursday, March 1 – 12  Demos by juried artists at specific times and locations.
  • Wednesday, March 11 5:30 – 7:30 pm Artist Meet & Greet reception at the ArtCenter Gallery.
  • Friday, March 13 from 5 – 9 pm Collectors Party and Sale where the paintings produced throughout the five days will be judged and awarded. This is the first chance to purchase the award-winning paintings. 
  • Saturday, March 14  1 – 3 pm “Battle of the Brushes.” Watch three teams of five artists create paintings together.
  • Sunday, March 15 (Time TBD) Painting vintage cars on display at the ArtCenter Gallery.
  • Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15 the Gallery is open to view and purchase the full exhibition of plein air paintings.

 

“We are fortunate to have such talented artists painting here in Palm Beach and Martin counties,” says Executive Director Nancy Politsch. “We are always excited to learn where these remarkable artists choose to paint in our area and how they interpret and create what we look at every day.”

The Gallery will be open free of charge to the public throughout the week of the Festival. The Collectors’ Party on Friday, March 13th, is a ticketed event where the guests will get the first choice of the paintings that the artists have reserved for judging in the contest. Tickets are $50 which includes talking one-on-one with the artists and a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception. The cost of the tickets can be used toward the purchase of a painting during the evening.

The Battle of the Brushes will take place on Saturday, March 14th from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Gallery. Three teams of five juried artists will each have 15 minutes to paint on the same canvas, creating a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that will be available for purchase. It is captivating to watch the individual creative styles of the artists as they interpret the image onto canvas. 

The Festival has grown in the past six years into one of the premier gatherings in the country. Artists from around the country are excited to participate in the contest, with over 130 applying this past year for the 35 juried spots. 

 

 

 

Tara Will 2019 photo by Craig Houdeshell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c(3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton, son of the founders of the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. In the last 56 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants, the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store, 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737 

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm Saturday 9 am – 4 pm  

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

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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Arts Council Of Martin County Presents Annual “All Florida” Contemporary Juried Arts Show. Opening On September 21st, It Highlights 67 Best Working Florida Artists And Offers Gallery Talk In Stuart

The Arts Council of Martin County presents the 28th Annual All-Florida Juried Arts Show focusing on contemporary artworks.  The Opening Reception takes place on Friday, September 21st and continues through Thursday, November 15, 2018.  The public is welcome to the exhibition which is on display at the Court House Cultural Center Gallery in Stuart, Florida.  Angelica Arbelaez, who served as the juror, is a curator and arts administrator based in Miami, FL.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.  This promises to be an energetic exhibit that you won’t want to miss!

 

 

 

 

The Arts Council of Martin County

 Presents:

 

28th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show

OPENING RECEPTION:

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 | 5:30-7PM

EXHIBIT DATES:   SEPTEMBER 21 – NOVEMBER 15, 2018

Juror’s  Talk  Led  By  Angelica  Arbelaez

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 | 11AM

Gallery hours:

 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday – Friday

 Saturday 11 am – 2 pm

Court House Cultural Center

80 E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL

 

 

 

Photo by Liz McKinley

 

The Arts Council of Martin County presents the 28th Annual All-Florida Juried Arts Show.  The opening reception is Friday, September 21, 2018.  The exhibition continues through Thursday, November 15, 2018.     The exhibition will be on display at the Court House Cultural Center Gallery in Stuart, Florida.  “Kicking off our season with the juried show featuring Florida artists is an annual highlight for us as the exhibition highlights some of the best artists working in Florida today. The challenge of selecting artworks was embraced by our juror Angelica Arbelaez as she curated a show from the over 300 entries to make the final selection of 67 pieces, ” Nancy K Turrell, executive director, tells The Rickie Report.

 

Miami-based curator Angelica Arbelaez will host a Juror’s Talk on Saturday, September 22 at 11:00 a.m. to discuss her most recent curatorial project Between a view and a milestone and revisit some of the research that informed the conceptual framework of the exhibition. During her talk she will focus on notions of place in contemporary art and how this topic relates to the artwork selected for the 28th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show.

 

Exhibit Artists:

 

JAMES ALLEN, JUDITH ANDERSON, LINDA APRILETTI, PAMELA AYRES, RICHARD BARONE, K. BOTET, NATALIE CARLTON, MARY CATELLO, PAUL CHANGPANHUO, CARL CLARK, CONNIE COMMETTE, KATE CUMMINS, MJ DICUS, GABRIELE DITOTA, PATRICIA EDDINGTON, HEATHER FORSTER, JOHN FRAZEE, PAMELA GIARRATANA, GARY GRESKO, JAY HATFIELD, KAREN HELMERS, MARC HILTON, DAVE ISENBERG, JULIA KELLY, MARK KIRBY, WENDY KORNFIELD, TINA KRAFT, ALVARO LABANINO, ANITA LAMB, SHAW LANE, SANDY LILLIS, FRANCES LYNN, PATRICIA MAGUIRE, MAURICE MATES, LORETTA MCCARTHY, ERIN MCCULLOUGH , DAWN MILLER, JUDITH MISTOR, JOACHIM PEREZ, JONNA POLSKY, JUDY POLSTRA, MARY LOU PULTS, LINDA REYMORE, MIGUEL SALUDES, FABIANO SANTOS, KATHRYN ADELE SCHUMACHER, BONNIE SHAPIRO, NORMAN SILVA, ROBIN STABLEY, JOHN STAMOS, NANCY TART, MANDAYAM THIRUNARAYANAN, KATE WOOD

The Arts Council provides services to visual, literary and performing artists, arts organizations, students and the public and strives to instill a passion for and participation in the arts.

For more information about this exhibit and upcoming events:

website: http://www.martinarts.org/programs/cultural_center_gallery/currentupcoming-exhibitions.html

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/721883388165129/

Call 772-287-6676 or visit www.martinarts.org

 

 

 

Thank you to our Sponsors!

 

 

 

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Nationally Renown Artists Attending 2nd Annual Plein Air Festival at Lighthouse ArtCenter

At the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 2nd Annual Plein Air Festival, 50 award-winning artists who paint en plein air will be competing for $10,000 worth of prizes from March 12 to 15. Local as well as nationally award winning artists hailing from 18 states as far away as Alaska, will take part.  There will be MANY opportunities for art lovers, art patrons, children and painters to be involved.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos from last year’s event.  The events take place rain or shine and promise to enthrall viewers!

 

 

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March 12 – 15th

 

 

Quick Draw  

Open to All Artists and Public 

 

Marilyn Muller attracts a crowd as she

Marilyn Muller attracts a crowd watching her paint at Dubois Park at LAC Plein Air Festival 2014 (Photo Courtesy of David R. Randell)

 

On Sunday, the juried artists and any artist who would like to register, will compete in a “Quick Draw Paint Out” held from 9 a.m. to Noon at DuBois Park (Jupiter), with the top prize of $1,000 for first place.

 

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COLLECTOR’S PREVIEW

 

LACCollector's preview ticket flyer for email

 

 

 

Art collectors will have several opportunities to purchase high-quality art with a local flair. On Saturday, March 14 at 6 p.m., is the Collectors’ Preview and Reception where art lovers can meet the artists and have first pick of the art created that day. Tickets to the Preview are $50 per person and include a $50 credit toward a painting purchase at the Festival. Tickets also include the Collectors’ First Look on Friday evening at 5 p.m. The exhibition is open to the public on Friday at 6 p.m.
The community will enjoy seeing the artists paint on location, as well as painting demos by Symi of Rosemary’s Brushes, an English company specializing in fine brushes.

 

FREE KID’S PAINT OUT

 

 

LAC Plein Air Festival Kid's Quick Draw, 2014

LAC Plein Air Festival Kid’s Quick Draw, 2014

 

On Thursday, March 12 at 3 p.m., a “Kids’ Paint Out” event will kick off the Festival at Constitution Park in Tequesta. Children can register in advance at the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art at 395 Seabrook Road or on the day of the event. Painting supplies will be provided and the kids will receive certificates and prizes at a ceremony at the Museum at 5 p.m., followed by a reception where the public can meet the juried artists who will be officially painting in the festival.

LACPlein Air KIDS PAINT OUT Entry Form

 

 

AWARDS

The awards ceremony will be on Sunday, March 15 at 4 p.m. at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum. The paintings will be judged by Marisa Pascucci (curator, Boca Museum), Morgan Samuel Price (nationally recognized artist and instructor), and Glenn Tomlinson (curator, Norton Museum of Art).

 

LAC Plein Air Event Chairs: Ted Matz, DeAloia and Ralph Papa

LAC Plein Air Event Chairs: Ted Matz, Pat DeAloia (Board Member) and Ralph Papa

 

The Plein Air Festival is co- chaired by Pat DeAloia, Ted Matz and Ralph Papa.  “Plein Air painting has seen a worldwide resurgence in popularity,” said Ted Matz, Co-Chair of the Plein Air Festival and the ArtCenter’s Chair of Painting and Drawing. “We offer classes and workshops in plein air painting, which have become very popular.”
“We are excited to welcome the 50 juried artists who are outstanding painters on a national level, many of whom are featured on the covers of art magazines,” said Katie Deits, Lighthouse ArtCenter Executive Director. “This is an amazing opportunity to collect high-quality paintings by recognized artists.”

 

 

"My Alligator Alley" by Ted Matz, Co-Chair of LAC Plein Air Festival

“My Alligator Alley” by Ted Matz, Co-Chair of LAC Plein Air Festival

“The co-chairs have assembled a Plein Air Festival committee that has been working hard to ensure the festival’s success from hosting fundraising events at members’ clubs to organizing volunteers to raising $10,000 in prizes,” Ms. Deits said. Festival sponsors include Guerilla Painter, Jupiter Courier, Jupiter Medical Center, Harbourside Place, Plein Air Magazine, Rosemary’s Brushes, Jenny and Larry Schorr and Wilmington Trust. Committee members include: Jean Chase, Barbara Fonner, Nancy Goldman, Terri Harrow, Barbara Kirsch, Jane O’Neill, Barbara Roehl, Edye Rollins, Manon Sander, Jenny Schorr and Kit Seidel.

Dennis Young Painting at LAC Plein Air 2014

Dennis Young Painting at LAC Plein Air 2014

The 2015 juried artists include Linda Apriletti, Thomas Buchs, Michele Byrne, Eli Cedrone, John Caggiano, Ken DeWaard, Charles Dickinson, Lee Englund, Pamela H. Giarratana, Nyle Gordon, Scott Hiestand, Karen A. Hitt, Jennifer Holmes, Neal Hughes, Maryanne Jacobsen, Michelle Jung, Shelby Keefe, Karen Kinser, Chris Kling, Deborah Lazar, Monique Lazard, Stephen C. Left, Susan Lindsey, Elaine Lisle, Greg Little, Kaaren Lundeen, Jeffrey Markowsky, Carol McArdle, Kathryn McMahon, Spencer Meagher, Kelly Medford, Mary Mirabito, Suzanne Morris, Marilyn Muller, Janet Onofrey, Joseph W. Palmerio, Jason Prigge, Quince Quaintance, Hope Reis, Jason Sacran, Manon Sander, Robert Simone, Mary O. Smith, Alex Stankiewicz, Lorrie Turner, Trish Vevera, Cathleen Windham, Lynn Wilson, Stephen W. Wysocki and Dennis Young.

If you would like to be a sponsor, a volunteer or get more information about the festival, call (561) 746-3101.

ABOUT PLEIN AIR

 

En plein air is a French expression which means “in the open air,” and is used to describe the act of painting outdoors. The mid-19th century saw working in natural light become particularly important to the impressionists, which only increased with the introduction of paint in tubes, giving additional portability to the artists.

 

ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported nonprofit organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum & Gallery is located at 373 Tequesta Drive in Tequesta, Fla. For information call (561) 746-3101 or visit www.LighthouseArts.org. The Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For information on classes, workshops or ArtCamp, call (561) 748-8737.

 

 

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