Palm Beach Watercolor Society Announces Mike Grecian Workshop And Monthly Meeting On October 12th, Open To Non-Members And Members

The Palm Beach Watercolor Society invites the public to their first monthly meeting of the season on Thursday, October 12th in the evening, at the Boca Raton Community Center.  Refreshments will be served along with door prizes and raffle gifts, some donated by Mike Grecian, who will offer a demo at the meeting.  Mike will also be selling art supplies at discount prices.  During the day, Mike will be offering a workshop, “Color Explorations With Multi-Media Experimentations”.  Reservations are necessary and this is open to Non-Members as well as Members.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to network with these artists!

 

 

 

 

PALM  BEACH  WATERCOLOR  SOCIETY

 

 

Opening Meeting of the Season

&

Mike Grecian Workshop

 

THURSDAY,  OCTOBER 12th

Boca Raton Community Center  
150 Crawford Blvd.   Boca Raton, FL

(off Palmetto Park Blvd.)

 

 

Mike Grecian Workshop:

Thursday, October 12, 2017

10 am – 3:30 pm

“Color Explorations with Multi Media Experimentations”

Member Price: $100. Non Member Price $150.

Details: 

Come and explore color, color applications, with a wide variety of water-media products.  We will work on a variety of surfaces, papers, substrates, as well as work on different textures, create different textures to enhance the image and the artwork. We will work with a variety of pencils and markers for mark-making and under drawing for exploring color. All attendees will receive a $50. goodie bag for a thank you gift with lots of crazy cool new materials. Please bring enthusiasm and creativity to the class! All materials included!

 

 

 

 

Opening meeting of the season

Thursday, October 12th

 6 – 9 pm

Refreshments will be served!  Many Door Prizes and Raffle gifts. (All donated by Mike Grecian who will be doing the demo).  Mike will also be selling art supplies at discount prices before the meeting

 

 

Please write check to PBWS and Mail to:  Jimmy Walker
6442 Emerald Breeze Way  Boynton Beach, FL 33437

or call Adrienne 516-885-4199 to use a credit card

 

For more information about Palm Beach Watercolor Society:

palmbeachwatercolorsociety.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Artist Bobby Winston, Former Jupiter Resident, Has Growing Fan Base In Brazil

Former Jupiter resident, Bobbie Winston has lived a number of lives in her three-quarters of a century on this planet. Born in Brooklyn, New York and eventually settling in Jupiter, Florida, this dynamic woman is the mother of grown children, a performing artist, an interior designer, a radio station owner, a business woman and an entrepreneur… and since 1988 – an expatriate. “La Femme Bobbíe” known for her colorful style and outgoing personality, emigrated from South Florida to Rio de Janeiro in 1988. She learned to speak fluent Portuguese and began a new chapter of her life as a successful business advisor and personal counselor to high-level Brazilian corporate executives. While doing all this, she began to increasingly find joy and expression in painting – at first, as a hobby. Now, her paintings prominently appear on the walls of a number of local shops and cafes in the world-famous tourist lure that is her Copacabana neighborhood. The Rickie Report shares her story and some sneak peeks of her water-based paintings.  Enjoy!

 

 

“L A    F E M M E    B O B BÍ E”

 

 

 

BobbieWinstonThe Lovers (2015)

“The Lovers” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

Former Jupiter resident Bobbie Winston has lived a number of lives in her three-quarters of a century on this planet. Born in Brooklyn, New York and eventually settling in Jupiter, Florida, this dynamic woman is a former co-owner of the landmark Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant franchise on Federal Highway in Lake Park. Among her life credentials: mother of grown children, performing artist, interior designer, radio station owner, business woman and entrepreneur. And since 1988 – expatriate.

 

 

 

 

 

Bobbie – known to a growing number of friends and followers by the nickname “La Femme Bobbíe” for her colorful style and outgoing personality – emigrated from South Florida to Rio de Janeiro in 1988. She learned to speak fluent Portuguese and began a new chapter of her life as a successful business advisor and personal counselor to high-level Brazilian corporate executives. She coaches them on how to engage with Americans and other English-speaking associates in the expanding global marketplace.

 

 

BobbieWinstonMedusa's Glare (2015)

“Medusa’s Glare” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

While doing all this, she began to increasingly find joy and expression in painting – at first, as a hobby. Over a number of years, she developed a body of work displaying a striking, eye-catching look with provocative themes that began to fill the walls of her Copacabana beachfront apartment. She kept most of her paintings during this period, while giving many away as gifts to friends and business clients. Her paintings prominently appear on the walls of a number of local shops and cafes in the world-famous tourist lure that is her neighborhood.

 

 

 

Bobbie posing next to one of her paintings.

Bobbie Winston posing with one of her paintings hanging on wall in Copacabana beauty salon. Former Jupiter resident developing art and a following in Rio

 

 

 

 

 

Word of Bobbie’s talent began spreading throughout greater-Rio and beyond… but Bobbie did not take herself seriously enough to think about “going pro” and actually selling her pieces. Two relatively recent events began to change that.

 

 

 

BobbieHarrisonThe Flower Pot (2015)

“The Flower Pot” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

First, Bobbie discovered the Rickie Report through an American relative and became fascinated by the dynamics of the thriving artist and artisan community that this publication covers “back home.”  Second, and almost simultaneously, she began to receive inquiries about her paintings from international art collectors who were discovering them posted on her Facebook page.

 

 

BobbieWinstonCurly Haired Woman in Red Striped Hat (2015)

“Curly Haired Woman in Red Striped Hat” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

Bobbíe tells the Rickie Report, “The power of social media in promoting art is amazing. I wasn’t even trying to market myself, per se… just sharing my paintings with friends and relatives back in the U.S. All of a sudden, people I’ve never heard of are contacting me with interest in buying specific pieces. And here in Rio, people are calling me asking for appointments to come to my apartment and see my home gallery.” Bobbíe adds, “I still haven’t even gotten around to launching a website.”

 

 

BobbieWinstonFlower Power (2015)

“Flower Power” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

Her work displays a highly-identifiable style. Most of her pictures are either wildly abstract portraits, full human figures, or imaginative, surrealistic scenarios – all marked by dramatic features and bold, striking colors.

 

 

BobbieWinstonFreaky Circus (2008)

“Freaky Circus” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

When asked about the abstract nature of her work, Bobbíe replies, “’Abstract is in the eye of the beholder. My paintings are not abstract to me. Perhaps, they represent my quirky vision of the reality that is humanity and the world.” Her paintings reflect the multi-cultural nature of Brazil, whimsical sexuality, and what she describes as her own “relentless imagination.”

 

 

BobbieWinstonTeardrop (2015)

“Teardrop” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

TALKERS magazine, the national trade publication serving the talk radio and television industries in the United States, commissioned Bobbíe to paint a special portrait symbolizing a female talk show host for a series of five articles collectively titled, “The State of Women on Talk Radio.”  The painting, dubbed by its creator, “Two-Toned Talker,” is an abstract image of a multi-racial/multi-cultural female wearing headsets and talking on a microphone.

 

BobbieWinstonThe Two Toned Talker (2015)“The Two Toned Talker” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

The publication’s executive art director, Marcia Daly, tells the Rickie Report, “We turned to Bobbíe for this special project because she is still largely unknown to American art appreciators and we wanted something really strikingly original to punctuate the importance of this series of articles that addresses the gender imbalance of performers that has long existed within this segment of broadcasting.”

 

 

BonnieWinstonThe Triplets (2015)

“The Triplets” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

Bobbíe, who is self-taught, works very quickly creating at least one painting per week. She employs tools and materials readily available.  She explains, “The art stock I work upon is manufactured in France and especially designed to be used with water base paint.  The size of the paper is either 30cm x 43cm (large) or 21cm x 30cm (small).  There are various manufacturers such as Bic, Faber Castell, etc.  In Brazil, they are called ‘water base paint pens’ (when translated into English).  I have no idea what they call them in the U.S.  Maybe they are called markers.

 

 

BobbieHarrisonWater Base Paint Markers

Artist Materials Used By Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

 

Bobbíe continues, “Dealing on this level, the marketing of my art is new to me. I receive great gratification knowing that people like my work and are even willing to pay for it.” According to Bobbíe, she has been selling her paintings for between $250 U.S. and $1500 U.S. “depending upon how important the individual piece is to me personally.” She adds, “I still find it difficult, in many cases, to part with a painting knowing that I will never see it again in person… or on the wall of a friend… or at a local shop here in Copacabana.”

 

 

Bobbíe Winston’s Facebook page can be accessed at https://www.facebook.com/bobbiewinstonartist. She can be emailed at lafemmebobbie@gmail.com.

 

 

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Real Mail Fridays, Book Arts 101 Among Offerings From Jaffe Center for Book Arts

Remember receiving real letters in the mail?  Maybe you wrote to a pen pal overseas, or a thank you note for a gift.  The Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University’s Wimberly Library in Boca Raton, Florida  is the place to capture or recapture this art!  “Real Mail Fridays” takes place the first Friday of every month.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this and Book Arts 101.

 

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We’re already sick of summer. So are lots of other people, apparently, because folks are already registering for our October introductory immersion (and no wonder, it’s always our most popular… which is why we offer it twice).

 

BOOK ARTS 101: Hist Whist
Instructor John Cutrone

Your choice of two sessions:
Saturday October 25, 2014 or Sunday October 26, 2014
1 to 4:30 PM
Tuition schedule: Self-determined (your tuition is a gift to the JCBA Education Fund).

 

 

This Book Arts 101 workshop begins with the All Hallow’s Eve magic of “Hist Whist” by poet e.e. cummings. We tune into that Halloween spirit by turning our eye toward the spookier items in the Jaffe Collection followed by a visit to our haunted print shop as we work our spell to transmogrify you into a book artist, at least for an afternoon. Is anything what it seems? Who knows.

 

 

 

We’ll begin with a screening of a 20-minute video about JCBA and the amazing collection of artists’ books that is at its core. We’ll follow this with an in-depth viewing of some of the artists’ books in the collection––books that will entertain, inspire, and astound. We’ll honor the season and Halloween by finding some particularly spooky and autumnal books from the collection, and you can expect a local ghost story or two, as well, from the instructor’s cache of Convivio Dispatches from Lake Worth.
After a necessary break for coffee and cookies, we’ll move on to the JCBA Letterpress Studio, where each participant will print a sheet of paper from type set by hand out of JCBA’s collection of historic wood type. These sheets will be the covers for the books we’ll make, a brief history of the book arts that we’ll bind by hand in the Single Signature Pamphlet stitch, a simple bookbinding technique that you can use again and again in your own book projects. You’ll go home with a book you made yourself––one that you can read as sleep calls later that night, as you reflect on the new outlook on books (and maybe even life) that you’ve found earlier that evening at JCBA. “For there is great joy in knowing how to do things.” All levels.

 

 

To register:
http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/workshops/book_arts_101_histwhist.php>
Should that link not work for you, go to www.jaffecollection.org and click WORKSHOPS.

 

 

BOOK ARTS 101: Still Summer
Instructor John Cutrone
Saturday September 13, 2014
1 to 4:30 PM
Tuition schedule: Self-determined (your tuition is a gift to the JCBA Education Fund).

 

This Book Arts 101 workshop is full but we are ready to start a waiting list in case we get cancelations. The theme of this one is “Still Summer” because here in Florida, summer takes all its sweet time leaving, and in these parts, September is no different from July or August. This workshop is designed to turn you into a book artist for a day, while we celebrate that summerness and even conjure some thoughts to show summer the door.

To add your name to that waiting list:
http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/workshops/book_arts_101_stillsummer.php
Should that link not work for you, go to www.jaffecollection.org and click WORKSHOPS.
REAL MAIL FRIDAYS
Every First Friday of the Month
3 to 6 PM (come when you can, leave when you must)
JCBA’s Book Arts Gallery
Donation: $10

http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/events/real_mail_fridays.php

 

Our next letterwriting social is next week on Friday September 5th, beginning at 3 in the afternoon and ending at 6. You supply 10 bucks, we supply everything you need to write great letters: papers (commercial papers, handmade papers), pens (all kinds of them, from ballpoint pens to dipping pens), rubber stamps and other mark-making supplies, cookies, coffee, tea, cocoa, postage stamps, good music and good company.

Visitors park in metered parking in the library lot. Parking is typically pretty easy on Friday afternoons!

For more information please contact:

John Cutrone, Director
JCBA: Jaffe Center for Book Arts
Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431

www.jaffecollection.org
www.facebook.com/jaffecenterforbookarts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TON3PORRDQ

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Anita Lovitt Art Classes: Illumination, Gouache, Florals, Essential Watercolor Techniques and Drawing

This summer, painter, designer and public artist Anita Lovitt  has a busy schedule! She will offer some new classes at new places, some just for a few weeks.  Don’t miss these opportunities to study with such a talented and versatile artist! Each venue has different supplies, prices, and duration of classes.  Private lessons are also available.  Anita is a popular teacher who makes learning watercolor fun and easy, while challenging you to constantly stretch your abilities! Bring your friends and learn as a group!  The Rickie Report shares the details of her classes at The Society for the Four Arts.

 

 

 

Classes With Anita Lovitt

 

Anita Lovitt

Anita Lovitt

 

Anita Lovitt graduated from Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts) with top honors and a degree in illustration. She studied design and painting with legendary teachers including Milton Glaser, Charles Reid, and Mel Stabin. Her award-winning illustrations, paintings and designs have appeared in children’s books, greeting cards and designs for the home and gift industry. Anita has taught drawing and painting for many years, and is also a talented digital artist.
Anita is a gifted teacher with a keen understanding of how language and image work together. In 2006, Anita worked with a team of “Project Hope” counselors to produce a series of illustrative quilts documenting the impacts of Hurricane Wilma. She also created the large “Dancing Pineapples” mural which graces the entrance to Pineapple Grove in downtown Delray Beach, as well as numerous private and public commissions.

SOCIETY FOR THE FOUR ARTS

2   4 Arts Plaza           Palm Beach, FL  
561-655-7227
"Illuminated 'S'" by Anita Lovitt

“Illuminated ‘S'” by Anita Lovitt

Introduction to Illumination with Anita Lovitt
10 AM-12 PM, Tuesdays, 6 weeks, July 8, 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12 
The Fitz Eugene Dixon Education Building
$150  Materials included

Illuminations are small, highly detailed paintings that accompany text or calligraphy. They often have a sacred component and are very powerful despite their small size. In this course you will learn to create illuminated letters and words using modern materials such as watercolor and gouache paint, pen and ink or small magic markers, and colored pencils. The effect of gold leaf will be simulated with gold paint markers.  Elements and principles of lettering will be explained to help students achieve a pleasing result. You can work in a traditional style or something more modern.

 

 

"Apples with Core" Gouache/Opaque by Anita Lovitt

“Apples with Core” Gouache/Opaque by Anita Lovitt

Painting with Gouache with Anita Lovitt
2:00-400 PM  Tuesdays, 6 weeks, July 8, 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12 
The Fitz Eugene Dixon Education Building
$150  Materials included

What is gouache (pronounced gwash)? It is a form of brilliant, opaque watercolor that is favored by artists for detailed work such as greeting cards and book illustrations, as well as fabric and wallpaper designs. It handles like watercolor and may be thinned, lifted off or painted over, and is also easy to correct. It is highly suitable for quick outdoor sketching or art journaling. If you enjoy watercolor, this class will further expand your painting horizons. Through a series of structured exercises and demonstrations you will learn how to make the most of this versatile medium. Each student will receive encouraging personal attention to develop a powerful, small painting. (Note: Please also see Introduction to Illumination, which is a series of classes including gouache painting to complement this workshop.)

 
"Modern Illuminated Gouache" by Anita Lovitt

Modern Illuminated Gouache” by Anita Lovitt

Due to limited space, reservations are required for all Campus on the Lake workshops and classes. For more information please call (561) 805-8562 or email campus@fourarts.org.

"Larkspur" by Anita Lovitt

“Larkspur” by Anita Lovitt

"Apple" by Anita Lovitt

“Apple” by Anita Lovitt

 
"Four Lighthouses" by Anita Lovitt

“Four Lighthouses” by Anita Lovitt

           
 
"Alstromer" by Anita Lovitt

“Alstromer” by Anita Lovitt

Call contact numbers for more information or call Anita directly. 561 706 3653.  You can see her work at her website  anitalovitt.com  or email: info@anitalovitt.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

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291