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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8th Annual Juried Art Exhibit, “Loxahatchee Visions” Is Open To The Public, Including Other Family Activities

The 8th Annual Juried Art Contest – “Loxahatchee Visions” is available for everyone to enjoy!  Sixteen local artists created 25 Everglades-themed works of art that are now on display and available for sale at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. The exhibit will remain on display in the Visitor Center theater until mid-January. Judge Deborah LaFogg-Docherty had difficulty choosing and you will see why!  In addition, there are family activities planned during the holiday break at the Refuge, including Binocular Bootcamp, and the Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, December 30th (one of the oldest in North America).  This is the perfect time to bring others to experience the real Florida!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Citizen scientists, citizen artists…all good for our world.

 

 

 

“Lily Pads” by Martin Fitzgerald

 

 

Friends of the Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

 

ANNOUNCE:

8th Annual Juried Art Show

“Loxahatchee Visions”

 

 

The Public Is Invited To:

 

View  The  Exhibit

At Visitors Center Auditorium

 

 

The Visitor Center is open 9 AM – 4 PM daily

10216 Lee Road Boynton Beach, FL 33473

Main entrance is 2 miles south of Boynton Beach Boulevard, west off US 441/SR7

For information about the Refuge, visit www.loxahatcheefriends.com or call the Visitor Center at 561-734-8303. The Refuge is located at 10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach, off U.S. 441 between Atlantic Avenue and Boynton Beach Boulevard. Entry fee $5/vehicle.

 

 

 

8th Annual Juried Art Contest – Loxahatchee Visions

 

 

Sixteen local artists created 25 Everglades-themed works of art that are now on display and available for sale at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. The exhibit will remain on display in the Visitor Center theater until mid-January. Judge Deborah LaFogg-Docherty went through the difficult process of selecting the winners:

 

 

1st Place – Tykie Ganz  “Foxy Lady”

2nd Place – Lorrie B. Turner – “Loxahatchee” – Plein Air painting

3rd Place – Holly Rutchey – “Hidden Glades” – tricolored heron

Honorable Mention – Lene Hougaard – “Cypress Trees”

Honorable Mention – Joanne Baker MacLeod – “Loxahatchee Forest” – Raccoons

Honorable Mention – Patricia Maguire – “Morning on the Marsh Trail” – Plein Air painting

 

1st Place – Tykie Ganz  “Foxy Lady” (Photo courtesy of Ruth Weiss)

 

 

Patricia Maguire – “Morning on the Marsh Trail” – Plein Air painting

 

1st Place (Youth) – Nicholas Vogel – “Clouds Are Flying”

2nd Place (Youth) – Madison Andrews – “In Our Midst” – Bobcat 

3rd Place (Youth) – Matthew Vogel – “I See You” – Raccoon

 

Holly Rutchey, “A Hawk’s View”

 

 

CraigWatts  “Mallard Melody”

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Bird Count for Kids

Saturday, December 30th

 

9 am – Noon

 

 

 

Registration is requested but not required.

For more information or to register, please contact
Veronica Kelly at 561/735-6020 or by email at Veronica_Kelly@fws.gov.

 

 

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is excited to announce our first ever Christmas Bird Count for Kids which will be held on Saturday, December 30th, 2017 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. The Christmas Bird Count, which began over 100 years ago, is one of the oldest wildlife surveys in not only North America, but the world. Kids and families around Palm Beach County will have a chance to become citizen scientists by taking part in this old tradition with a new twist, the Christmas Bird Count for Kids.

 

A binocular boot camp will kick-off the event in the visitor center auditorium, after which kids will divide into teams and head out into the field with volunteer experts to count and record the species of birds they locate. You may bring your own binoculars or borrow some from the refuge. Teams will meet back at the visitor center after the count for snacks and to tally their results.

This event is designed as a way for families to have fun outdoors and learn more about local birds. Kids of all birding abilities are encouraged to participate. Participants should come dressed for spending time outdoors. Children must be accompanied by their parents.

 

Help Us Grow!

Tell your friends about this hidden treasure! How many of them know we have a piece of the Everglades right here in Palm Beach County? Bring them out, and encourage them to join the Friends. Better yet, give them a gift membership!

***

Elinor Williams
Friends of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
www.loxahatcheefriends.com
www.facebook.com/loxahatcheefriends

“There are no other Everglades in the world.” ~Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Celebrate with us, The Friends of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, 1982-2017

 

 

 

 

The refuge is located off U.S. 441/SR 7, two miles south of SR 804 (Boynton Beach Blvd.) and three miles north of SR 806 (Delray Beach’s Atlantic Avenue). The refuge is currently open from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days a week. Refuge hours change seasonally and are posted at each entrance. The Visitor Center hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., seven days a week. An entrance fee of $5.00 per vehicle or $1.00 per pedestrian or bicyclist is charged. A variety of annual passes, including a $12.00 refuge specific annual pass, are available.

Please visit the refuge website at https://www.fws.gov/refuge/arm_loxahatchee/ and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ARMLoxahatcheeNWR.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and
enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American
people. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.

 

 

 

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Announcing Delray Art League Indoor And Outdoor Fine Art Exhibits Free and Open To The Public

The Delray Art League announces its Fine Art Sales and Exhibitions, all Free and Open to the Public.  This is a wonderful way to browse in an outdoor gallery setting and meet the artists who create the artwork you are seeing!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Don’t miss the special coupon for Hands Art Supply in this article!

 

 

 

 

“ARTISTS IN THE PARK”

FINE ART SALES & EXHIBITIONS

At Veterans Park

(Atlantic Avenue and the Intracoastal, Delray Beach)

Hundreds of original artworks for sale by Delray Art League members.

A portion of all sales are donated to an Art Education Fund to promote the development of the visual arts in the community.

Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

2017:

Feb. 4 & 5

Feb. 11 & 12

Feb. 18 & 19

Mar. 4 & 5

Mar. 11 & 12

Mar. 25 & 26

Apr. 1 & 2

 

 

 

For additional information or to sign up for our mailing list, please visit:

www.delrayartleague.com

 

FINE ART EXHIBITS

 

CREST THEATRE EXHIBIT:

 

 

 

Now thru February 24th

At the Crest Theatre Gallery

Old School Square 51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, Florida

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM Admission is free.

WINTER SHOWCASE EXHIBIT

 

Now thru March 24th 2017
At Delray Beach City Hall Gallery

100 NW First Avenue
Delray Beach, Florida
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm Admission is free.

ANIMAL ART

 

Horse Study By Don Martinetti

Now thru March 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.

 

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 February 13, 2017.

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.

Like us on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Delrayartleague/

For additional information visit us at:

www.delrayartleague.com

Thank you to our Sponsor

 

 

 

 

 

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Art of Association Breaks All Records in the Spirit of Cooperation

 Collaboration and cooperation are key to the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s latest exhibition, Art of Association showing now through August 14. Featuring juried works from 13 art associations throughout Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast,  Art of Association celebrates its fourth year.  The common goal of each organization sharing the experience of the visual arts promises visitors an exciting artistic experience that will have something for everyone. Additionally, visitors can purchase most of the art on display.  The Rickie Report shares the details for the upcoming Third Thursday Reception and Program on July 17th.

 

 

50thLogo-CMYK

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter

 

Presents:

 

The Art Of Association

 

 

 

Gallery Square North

373 Tequesta Drive       Tequesta

 

 

The public is welcome to the  Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 3rd Thursday event from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m on July 17th.  Admission is free to members and $5. for non-members.  Refreshments are served.

 

Art of Association Award Winners, 2014

Art of Association Award Winners, 2014

 

Participating art groups include Art Associates of Martin County, Artist Association of Jupiter, Artists of Palm Beach County, Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches, Hobe Sound Fine Art League, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild, North County Art Association, Plein Air Palm Beach, Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association, Palm City Art Associates, Port St. Lucie Art League, South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild and Wellington Art Society.

 

 

Best of Show

Best of Show:  “Gemma” by Kris Davis                                                                                     (Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association)

Art of Association heralds 276 original works of art from 146 exhibiting artists.   Alphabetical list of winners: Cindy Bartosek, Norman Berman,  Jane Blatt,  Nancy Brown David Craft,  Eileen Curtis, Kris Davis,  Sarah Davis, Durga Garcia, Patricia Hoshino, Diane Hutchinson, Carol Kepp, Chris Kling,  Rick Lewis, Floyd Markowitz,  Debbie Lee Mostel, Pamela Acheson Myers, Deborah Neuhaus, John Vincent Palozzi, Sally B. Pearson, Bobbin Salisbury, Lorrie B. Turner, Carolyn Walsh, Tanya Witzel,  Betty Usdan Zwickler.

 

 

Cindy Bartosek "Dawn Seat" (South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild)

Cindy Bartosek “Dawn Seat” (South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild)

 

 

 

“This is an exhibition in which art lovers and collectors can see, as well as purchase, the best work by members of art associations in our region. There are outstanding pieces of art ranging from representational and abstract paintings to photography to ceramic sculptures to fiber art,” said Executive Director Katie Deits. “The openings, lectures and exhibition this summer also offer the participating artists an opportunity to network, share ideas and expand their horizons.”

 

 

First Place Painting: Rick Lewis "Egrets and Sabals" (North

First Place Painting: Rick Lewis “Egrets and Sabals”                                                                  (North County Art Association)

            

 Meet the Judge:

Ms. Jenifer Mangione Vogt      

 

 

Jenifer Mangione Vogt is the founder and creative director of JMV Media Group, an integrated marketing firm with specialization in: art, healthcare, financial services, nonprofits and Italian culture. She has 20+ years of experience in corporate and nonprofit marketing for Fortune 500 companies, including Mastercard International and The Bank of New York, as well as healthcare organizations, including Westchester Medical Center and sports, entertainment and art organizations, including the PGA TOUR and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She’s developed annual marketing plans and managed budgets in excess of $1 million and managed relationships with leading public relations and creative firms.

 

 

First Place Photography: Nancy Brown, "Floating Market Bankok" (Wellington Art Society)

First Place Photography: Nancy Brown, “Floating Market Bankok”                           (Wellington Art Society)

 

 

 

Jenifer received her bachelor’s from Purchase College in Humanities with an art history concentration. In 2005, she began writing about art on a freelance basis for art and culture publications in New York and South Florida. Her writing work and press placements have appeared in many publications, including Entrepreneur, CFO Magazine, The Palm Beach Post, Risk Waters, JetSet Magazine, ArtLog, ArtPulse, ArtDistricts, ArtInfo, The Art Newspaper, ArtDaily, Bloomberg, Daily News, Palm Beach Arts Paper, Palm Beach Art + Culture, Ambassador (NIAF), Knight Arts Blog, Tutto NIAF Blog, The Italian Tribune, The Journal News and The Scarsdale Inquirer. Her photographs have been featured in Bloomberg’s BusinessWeek, Catholic New York, Hospital Magazine, The Journal News, The Daily News and Palm Beach Art + Culture.

 

 

"Jonah" by

“Jonah 2” by Cory Daust                                                                                                                                     (Port St. Lucie Art League)

 

 

Prior to graduation from college, Jenifer completed internships in the Estates & Appraisals Department at Christie’s, the Education Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Public Relations Department at the Neuberger Museum of Art, as an editorial assistant at Art in America and on the restoration of a room at the 1890 House in Cortland, NY.  Jenifer is a thyroid cancer survivor and an advocate for awareness of, and more comprehensive education about, this form of cancer, the fastest growing cancer among people under 40 in the US.

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter:


The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a member-supported nonprofit 501(c)(3) community arts organization, providing excellence in art exhibitions, instruction, education and outreach for all ages. Programs are funded in part by the Palm Beach County Cultural Council, the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners.

 

 

 

For information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visit LighthouseArts.org or call (561) 746-3101. The Lighthouse ArtCenter is at Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Fla., one-half mile west of U.S. Highway 1. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $5 Monday through Friday. Free admission on Saturday. As part of the national Blue Star Museum initiative, free admission to active military and their families from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.   Closed Sunday.

 

 

 

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