WITVA Moves to New Home; Offers Art Critique and Monthly Classes

For some, sharing their artwork publicly is difficult.  The Rickie Report understands this challenge and hopes everyone will take advantage of the opportunity WITVA is offering at their next meeting.  In addition, we list their regular class schedule and congratulate this wonderful group of men and women on their new home!

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WITVA

PRESENTS

Art Critiques by Susan Hanssen

Friday June 21 , 2013

Noon – 3:00

The Public Is Welcome to the

New WITVA Art Center!

2960 NW Boca Raton Blvd (NW 2nd Avenue) #8

 

WITVA is proud to announce its move to a new space, which has room for 2 artists to rent private studios!  Please call 561 504-9143  or email: WITVA2000@aol.com

 

Susan Hanssen will be the guest at this WITVA meeting.  Susan is an award winning and accomplished artist residing and teaching in south Florida.   She teaches in Fort Lauderdale.

 

Artists are asked to please bring 1 or 2 pieces for critique and suggestions for improving your art.

Susan Hanssen is a signature member of NWS and Florida Watercolor Society.   She works primarily in watercolor and gouache. Her paintings are generally figurative, although recently she has been exploring non-objective painting.  Her “Sheep Series” continues to be a favorite, combining allegory and whimsy in a variety of executions.

 

The  collection, “On the Subject of Sheep”  was exhibited at the Coral Springs Museum of Art in March of 2008.  A painting from the series, “She’s Come Undone” was part of  the National Watercolor Traveling Exhibition  in 2009.  Most recently Hanssen’s work was displayed at the Rossetti Galleries “Best of the Best” show in 2010.  Her painting “Foiled Again” won the Gold Award at the Florida Watercolor Society Exhibition in 2010 and was in “Splash 13.”  For more information: www.susanhanssen.com

 

The Co-Chairpersons of the WITVA ART CENTER are Phyllis C. Annunziato and Phyllis Spenser.

Phyllis Spenser

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Phyllis tells us, ” I have been drawing and painting all of my life. I studied Art in a specialized High School and  graduated from The Traphagen School of Fashion with a degree in Fashion Illustration.  I also attended The Art Student’sLeague and The Parson’s School of Design. I taught for many years at The Traphagen School and at Parsons while simultaneously working in the Bridal Industry as a Bridal Gown designer.”  
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For several years, Phyllis was the Curator of The Traphagen Costume Museum which housed a famous collection of period and regional garments.  She retired from this busy life in order to devote herself to painting portraits which is her true love.

Phyllis Annunziato

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Since 1976 Phyllis has been making, jewelry. In 1984 she began teaching the “art of  jewelry” and showing work in juried exhibits, winning many awards.  1, 2 and 3 women shows in both New York and Florida have been well received.  Her work has been exhibited in several Museums.
Phyllis served as President of Women In the Visual arts from 2000-20012, Co-President from 2007-2008 and President from April 2011-April 2013.  Phyllis is also an active member of the Florida Society of Goldsmiths (FSG). Inspired by her surroundings she uses “found objects” and recycled materials.  
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She tells us, “It is interesting to see how many wonderful ideas come from looking “out of the box”.  Jewelry is small example of the ability to transform things that are considered “waste” into artistic and fun art. It gives one a feeling of joy to know what we can do if we just give it some thought.”  She also studies the classic methods of the jewelry art  and finds  combining those practices with modern techniques, makes “one of a kind” wearable art more interesting.

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS

1) LOLA LICHMAN

 

 STUDIO SESSIONS

WEDNESDAY 1:00 – 5:00  PM

  • Come to paint
  • Get intensive instruction or an occasional critique
  • Beginners to those who need a space to try new mediums
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Learn the Secrets of Color Mixing
  • Learn how to Paint with a Palette Knife
  • Set Yourself free!
  • Call for registration fee information: 561-394-6081

 

 2) MICHAEL GRABER

PAINTING CLASSES
SATURDAY MORNING 9:30 AM-­‐12:30 PM
Michael Graber has been a working artist for over forty years; He studied at Queens College, New York. Adelphi University in Garden City, New York at the Royal Academy of the Arts, London. He has been a teacher for over twenty years, to both youth and seniors.  His students have won national recognition. Michael has designed interiors, furniture, fine and costume jewelry, and has done set designs for musical theater. At present he has a small mural business and teaches full time during the day.

Michael believes everyone is creative, and can achieve painting and drawing skills with the right direction and philosophy. He never compares one persons skill to another, nor does he try to get an artist to paint in his style, but encourages all to be themselves, express themselves, and above all learn to see the world through the eye of a painter. There are great artists, but not all great artist can be a great teacher.

  Michael Graber – 561 239-4949; 561-852-0900 or artistgraber@comcast.net

3)    JEWELRY JUST FOR FUN

A Jewelry Class by  Phyllis C Annunziato

Thursdays 1:00 – 4:00  PM 

  $25.00 per Session – $115.00/5 sessions

 

Experiment with many creative aspects of making jewelry, and hopefully open your mind to new ideas.  The pieces that you created cannot be made by a machine, or found in a jewelry store or book. I will bring tools with me that will help achieve this, such as dowels, hammers and pliers, saws, etc.

I will supply Brass, Copper, NU-Gold (Silver may be purchased if desired).     If beads are desired student should bring them and/or anything they would like to include in the jewelry. Beads and stones will be available for purchase.  Please call: 561 504-9143     Send check to: Phyllis C. Annunziato, 2628 NW 64th Place   Boca Raton  Florida 33496 

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JEWELRY CLASS REGISTRATION FORM (PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY)Name____________________________________                               

Address__________________________________________

Tel. Home _________________Cell _____________________

 E-Mail_______________________________________

Class Title    “Jewelry Just for fun “   _____ Amount  $25.00 or $110.00         

Check  #_____________________ 

LIMITED TO 6 STUDENTS!

For more information about WITVA, please visitwww.WITVA.org

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Women-in-the-Visual-Arts-Inc/196265920417220?fref=ts

 

 

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

561-537-0291

WITVA Presents World Renown Potter, Feza Madenli Aktan

Come to the next WITVA meeting to hear Feza Madenli Aktan, a world renown potter who now resides in Florida.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share WITVA’s new officers, who will continue to lead this nurturing and welcoming organization!

 

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WITVA

PRESENTS

FEZA MADENLI AKTAN, POTTER

 

Friday  May 17, 2013

 

Noon – 3:00

The Public Is Welcome!

SUGAR SAND PARK,

330 South Military Trail, Boca Raton.

 

 

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Feza Madenli Aktan

 

Feza tells us, “I was born in Istanbul, Turkey and have been living in South Florida for 28 years. Growing up, I never missed an opportunity to visit a museum, gallery, opera or play. This early interest in the arts allowed me to come to the realization that the arts and culture are two intertwined forces, working to enrich the human spirit. It became very apparent early on how art was my calling in life. I studied ceramics in the prestigious Florence Art Academy and after graduating, I returned to Istanbul and worked as a ceramic designer in a factory, creating commercial and artistic ceramics and participating in exhibitions with other artists.”

 

“Here in the United States, I have  worked with and participated in many art shows with the FAU Potter’s Guild. Photography also fascinates me. As an artist, I believe I have been trained to have a keen eye for artistic ‘Kodak moments.’ Along with my interest in photography, water media intrigues me and I have recently undertaken a new project, combining the two art forms,” Feza says.

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She goes on to say, “I am happy to be affiliated with Artserve and be part of this great art community in South Florida. My love for clay inspires me to create ceramics that are especially unique and functional art forms. I am amazed by how different kinds of mediums can become art in trained, skilled and creative hands. Everything we hear, feel, see and think inspires and influences us in life in a variety of ways. For me, working with this medium allows me to express myself in the most direct way; transferring all of my thoughts into the malleable block of clay. The plasticity of clay grants me the opportunity to be able to create sculptures, and utilitarian or decorative objects of art.”

Meet the New WITVA Officers:

 

President:   Edie F. Minkoff

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EDIE F. MINKOFF BIOGRAPHY 

V.P. Liane Kravet – Scholarship (LTS Fundraiser & Spring Celebration of High School Art)

Liane  has a Bachelors and Masters degree from Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY and a Educational Specialist degree from Barry University, Miami Shores, FL.  She worked for the School Board of Broward County, FL for more than 30 years as a teacher and administrator at all levels of the school system.
Since retiring in 2007 , Liane has been finding her “inner artist” by studying watercolor painting with Lynn Travis Stender.   It has given her great pleasure to participate in the Lynn Travis Stender fundraiser which raises funds presented to high school and graduate college art students.   She enjoys working with Women in the Visual Arts and look forward to being a WITVA Vice President.

 

V.P. Lola Lichman – HOSPITALART

 

Lola Lichman was born in Minneapolis and studied Art at UCLA.  After taking time out to raise a family, she resumed her studies during a five year stay in Paris, and continued them in New York and Florida. She has taught classes and workshops in painting, color mixing and gold leaf.  Hwe work has been exhibited in New York and throughout Florida.  Many of Lola’s paintings are in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and Europe.
 

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For three decades, Karen H Salup has been intriguing audiences across the country with her paintings. A native New Yorker, Karen’s work has been featured in several galleries and exhibits throughout New York with solo shows at Viridian and Jain Marunouchi. A member of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), Salup has won awards for her contributions to their national exhibits.

 

Using acrylic, watercolor, and pastels on canvas and paper, Salup creates a world that vibrates with bold colors and bright light paired with brushstrokes that evoke a strong sense of movement and energy.  Her paintings begin with a theme of nature, but invariably evolve into an imaginative creation that invites interpretation from the audience.  While many artists choose to paint in only one genre, Karen’s work is influenced by all styles and runs the gamut from Impressionism to Deconstructionist to Abstract Expressionism.

Recording Secretary: Lee Krull

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Lee Krull was born in Cleveland, Ohio to a family that included several generations of artists who left their legacy of art to her. Her talent and love for art was apparent at a young age.  At age 14, Lee embarked on what was to become a commercial art career.  Her only formal art training was the courses offered during her junior and senior high school years, though she emerged the recipient of numerous art awards in regional and national competitions. Self taught, she showed her sketches locally. While raising a family, Lee began building her free-lance commercial art business and painted commissions.  Starting locally, her expertise led to working for agencies whose accounts today are some of the largest companies in the country and overseas.  Her print ads have appeared in major magazines and shopping malls nationwide. 
She co-owned a magazine and designed/produced annual magazines for many Chambers of Commerce in South FL, illustrated a children’s book, painted murals, signs and even billboards! A stint in interior design in Broward & Palm Beach County expanded her design capabilities. 35 years later her art business experience includes just about every type of artwork imaginable in almost every media.

 

Lee has now come full circle. She continues to produce graphic design, but widowed and with the children grown, her focus is to begin once again to follow her dream to create fine art. After a nearly 30 year hiatus, she began painting daily in March 2011. Her work was then accepted for juried show just months later.

 

Corresponding Secretary: Missy Pierce Oppenheimer

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Missy Pierce Oppenheimer, WITVA Corresponding Secretary. She is an emerging artist, specializing in abstract painting with acrylic and mixed media. She began painting and exhibiting her work professionally in 2011 after training at the Boca Museum of Art School in Boca Raton, FL. Formerly, she served as a Supervising Attorney for an employment law firm in San Diego, CA.  Her work may be viewed at www.missypierce.com.

 

The other officers of WITVA include:  Shirley Gelfand, ( VP at large); Linda Stegman, (Treasurer); V.P. Laura Kerzner (Newsletter). 

Women In The Visual Arts, Inc. College Graduate Scholarship Program : Since 1989 Women in the Visual Arts, Inc. has supported the efforts of women who are in the process of earning a Graduate Degree in Art.  At present, we are supporting talented candidates from Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University, who need help with tuition in order to complete their Masters in Art. 

 

 

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS

1) LOLA LICHMAN

 

 STUDIO SESSIONS — MONDAY & WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS 1 – 5 PM

COME TO PAINT, GET INTENSIVE INSTRUCTION OR AN OCCASIONAL CRITIQUE.

FROM BEGINNERS TO THOSE WHO NEED A SPACE TO WORK TRY NEW MEDIUMS WITH THE HELP OF AN EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTOR

LEARN THE SECRETS OF COLOR MIXING & PALETTE KNIFE PAINTING

SET YOURSELF FREE!  $100 PER MONTH FOR BOTH DAYS CALL 561 394-6081 TO REGISTER

 2) MICHAEL GRABER


AT THE WITVA ART CENTER 2960 NW Boca Raton Blvd. 2nd Avenue)

Boca Raton, Florida 33431

Directions: It is between 28th Street and Spanish River Rd. on the east side of the street. It is next door to Gallery Seven #7

Michael Graber has been a working artist for over forty years; He studied at Queens College, New York. Adelphi University in Garden City, New York at the Royal Academy of the Arts, London. He has been a teacher for over twenty years, to both youth and seniors. His students have won national recognition. He has designed interiors, furniture, Fine and costume jewelry, and done set designs for musical theater. At present he has a small mural business and teaches full time during the day.

 

Michael believes everyone is creative, and can achieve painting and drawing skills with the right direction and philosophy. He never compares one persons skill to another, nor does he try to get an artist to paint in his style, but encourages all to be themselves, express themselves, and above all learn to see the world through the eye of a painter. There are great artists, but not all great artist can be a great teacher.

SATURDAY MORNING 9AM-­‐12PM  Michael Graber – 561 239-4949; 561852-0900  artistgraber@comcast.net

 

 

3)    JEWELRY JUST FOR FUN

A Jewelry Class by  Phyllis C Annunziato

Thursdays 1 – 4 PM 

  $25.00 per Session – $115.00/5 sessions

 

At the WITVA Art Center        2960 NW Boca Raton Blvd #6      Boca Raton, FL. 33431

Experiment with many creative aspects of making jewelry, and hopefully open your mind to new ideas.  The pieces that you created cannot be made by a machine, or found in a jewelry store or book. I will bring tools with me that will help achieve this, such as dowels, hammers and pliers, saws, etc.

I will supply Brass, Copper, NU-Gold (Silver may be purchased if desired).     If beads are desired student should bring them and/or anything they would like to include in the jewelry. BEADS AND STONES WILL BE AVAILABLE for purchase.

Please call: 561 504-9143     Send check to: Phyllis C. Annunziato, 2628 NW 64th Place   Boca Raton  Florida 33496 

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JEWELRY CLASS REGISTRATION FORM (PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY)Name_________________________________________________                               

 

Address_________________________________________________________

 

Tel. Home ____________________________Cell Phone_____________________________

 

 E-Mail___________________________________________

Class Title    “Jewelry Just for fun “   _____ Amount  $25.00 or $110.00         

Check_#_______________________ 

LIMITED TO 6 STUDENTS

 For more information about WITVA, please visit  www.WITVA.org     https://www.facebook.com/pages/Women-in-the-Visual-Arts-Inc/196265920417220?fref=ts

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

561-537-0291

WITVA Presents Dr. Wilma B. Siegel, Pioneer of Art and Medicine

February and March are busy months for anyone who is interested in art lectures, classes, workshops or trips.  WITVA (Women – and Men in The Visual Arts) has a full calendar of activities to choose from!  The Rickie Report knows you will enjoy any or all of these options!

 

WITVA GENERAL MEETING

PRESENTATION BY WILMA B. SIEGEL:“HER ART AND INSPIRATIONS”

 

 FEBRUARY 15, 2013 

12PM, SOCIAL * 12:45PM, MEETING * 1:15PM, PROGRAM

             

SUGAR SAND PARK

300 South Military Trail

Boca Raton, Florida 

 
image-2Wilma Bulkin Siegel, M.D. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1958 and received her medical degree in 1962 at Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania.   She has had a distinguished career as a prominent oncologist in New York City. In her career she was a pioneer establishing one of the first Hospices in the state of  New York and one of the first to accept AIDS patients.  
In the capacity of Medical Director of that Hospice she was asked to give her expertise on AIDS to the Presidential Commission in Washington. Following her retirement she combined medicine with her other childhood career target, painting, by attending The National Academy of Design.
Dr. Siegel has become an award-winning artist recognized nationally for her series of people living with AIDS, Survivors of AIDS, The Changing Faces of AIDS (Seniors), Breast Cancer Survivors, The Homeless, and the Elderly. Dr. Siegel has exhibited throughout the country, particularly in connection with events involved with AIDS and Cancer. 
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She has been featured on CNN television for her AIDS series and she has been elected into Who’s Who in American Art 2001. In the year 2005, April –October, she was 
featured in a one woman exhibition “Holocaust Survivors and Liberators” at The Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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Her current passion is to bring art into the medical field as an educational tool and a forum for healing. In this new field of art in medicine she has been  instrumental in creating a program at U of Miami in Florida and Columbia Medical Center in NY City to bring artists to work with patients and also to teach medical students to see in a different way. She is a member of the Advisory Council of  Columbia Medical Center, New York City and the School of Nursing Drexel University, Philadelphia. In 2006 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters and was commencement speaker at Drexel University.
 

 
JOIN US FOR A VERY SPECIAL AFTERNOON

 MARCH 10, 2012

1-4 PM

WITVA ART CENTER “OPEN HOUSE” PARTY 

  • DEMONSTRATIONS BY 2D & 3D ARTISTS
  • ART SUPPLIES, SCULPTURE SUPPLIES, BOOKS AND MORE FOR SALE 
  • JOIN US FOR A FUN FILLED AFTERNOON
  • REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED
 2960 NW BOCA RATON BLVD.(NW2nd AVENUE)
BOCA RATON, FL. ON THE EAST SIDE
 
For more information please go to our website www.WITVA.org
WOMEN IN THE VISUAL ARTS EDUCATIONAL TRIP
MARCH 21, 2013
Our trip to Miami was a sellout, so we are planning to have another!   We will visit Palm Beach, The Society of the Four Arts, the Ann Weaver Norton Sculpture Garden and the Studio of a famous portrait artist.  All museum entry fees are included.  Lunch at TESTA’s (on your own) in Palm Beach.  You don’t have to drive! WE HAVE A BUS!  From Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and Boynton Beach. $40.00 MEMBERS/$45.00 GUESTS Your check is your reservation.  Make out to WITVA and mail to P.O. Box 880668, Boca Raton, Florida 33488-0668  ATT:  Missy.  For more information please go to our website: www.WITVA.org
 

 

WITVA CLASS SCHEDULE

OPEN STUDIO:

February 8, 22, 2013 OPEN STUDIO – 10:30 AM – 4PM
Paint From a Live Model  $15 Members/$20 Non-Members
MUST MAKE A RESERVATION.  SEND CHECK MADE OUT TO WITVA: MAIL TO:P.O. BOX  880668,  Boca Raton, Florida 33488-0668

Lola Lichman  Studio Sessions

 Monday & Wednesday
  1 – 5:00 PM
Come to Paint, Get Intensive Instruction or an Occasional Critique.  From Beginners to those who need a Space to Work.  Try New Mediums with the Help of an Experienced Instructor.  Learn the Secrets of Color Mixing & Palette Knife Painting.  Set Yourself Free!
$100 Per Month for Both Days  Call 561 394-6081  To Register
 
       

JEWELRY JUST FOR FUN

A Jewelry Class by

Phyllis C Annunziato

Thursdays 1 – 4 PM

        $25.00 per Session – $110.00/5 sessions

Experiment with many creative aspects of making jewelry, and. hopefully open your mind to new ideas.  The pieces that you created cannot be made by a machine, or found in a jewelry store or book. I will bring tools with me that will help achieve this, such as dowels, hammers and pliers, saws, etc.  I will supply Brass, Copper, NU-Gold (Silver may be purchased if desired).   If beads are desired student should bring them and/or anything they would like to include in the jewelry.  Beads and Stones will be Available  for purchase.

 Painting With Michael Graber

Saturday Morning  9:00AM- Noon

Michael believes everyone is creative, and can achieve painting and drawing skills with the right direction and philosophy.  He helps people express themselves and above all learn to see the world through the eye of a painter.    He never compares one persons skill to another, nor does he try to get an artist to paint in his style.  He encourages all to be themselves.  Register by calling 561-239-4949 or 561-852-0900  or artistgraber@comcast.net
All Classes , Meetings and Workshops Take Place at  THE WITVA ART CENTER
2960 NW Boca Raton Blvd. (NW 2nd Avenue) #6  Boca Raton, Florida 33431
Directions:  It is between 28th Street and Spanish River Rd. on the east side of the street.  It is next door to Gallery Seven #7

          

 If you need any further information or clarification, please contact  Phyllis C. Annunziatio at WITVA2000@aol.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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291