Friends of Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens Host Juried Fine Art Show With Demos, Live Music, Dance Performances And Special Meet/Greet The Artists. Free Admission And Parking January 2-3, 2021

Friends of the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens presents their 2nd annual Art Show in The Gardens on Saturday, January 2 and Sunday, January 3, 2021. The show features fine artists representing 2D, 3D, Jewelry and Fine Crafts from the Treasure Coast and beyond. Enjoy the local food vendors, dance performances, and live music at this family friendly event.  Purchase tickets for a Special Party With The Artists on Saturday, January 2 after the show closes for the day. The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: The Art Show will include social distancing of the booths and we recommended masks when social distancing is not an option. We will be spreading the event throughout the gardens to give more space and allow for a comfortable atmosphere for all to enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year our event will include a Saturday evening “Party With The Artists” Silent Art Auction and Reception. 

Meet and talk with the artists while enjoying a selection of hors d’oeuvres and entrées, adult beverages and good music with the Ft. Pierce Jazz Society Band  

Saturday, January 2, 2021    6 to 9 pm   at The Gardens Pavilion and Promenade  

Tickets are available on-line to the public for $50 per person –or- $75 per couple  www.pslbg.org/partywiththeartists.

 

 

 

Artist Demonstration 2020

 

 

Master of Ceremonies & Jurors

MC:

Councilwoman Jolien Caraballo

Jurors:

Alyona Ushe    Neil Capozzi    Ken Hooper-Capozzi

 

 

Artists   &   Creators

Susan Vachon ◊ Sharon Roselli & Donna Miller ◊ Joe Young

Tallarida Art Studios ◊ The Twisted Hippy ◊ Terry Jones

My Mosaic Garden ◊ Martha McKenzie Orchid Jewelry Design

Rita Schwab ◊ Donna Franklin ◊ Jerry Roga ◊ Eileen Lovre

Beverly Connolly ◊ Jojo Ricci / Coco Lyons / It’s Chime Time

Rich Lawton ◊ Joanne Johnson ◊ Tropical Wood Expressions

Port St. Lucie Arts League ◊ Deborah Elaine Designs

The Clay Chicks  (Lorrie Goss & Mia Lindburg) ◊ John Chor

Botanical Prints by Kate (Kate Veness Meehan) ◊ Jemal Hayes

Gary Duquege Photoscapes ◊ John Philip Stragon 

Peter Lakiohs ◊ Cory Ricaurte Whelan ◊ Sheila Lapointe

Yam Paints (Christopher Thompson) ◊ Joan Milbrandt

PSL Historical Society ◊ Aurea Migenis ◊ Jose Paternoster

Second Lyfe (Greg Hold) ◊ Kristy Lynn Studios (Kristy Dodd)

Anita Prentice & Kim Laffont ◊ Thomas Gross ◊ Sheri Nelson

Friends in Pink ◊ Martin Artisans Guild ◊ William Cantwell

Charlotte’s Garden ◊ Kate Jordan & Russell Cooper

Lorraine Novak ◊ Barbara Cosden & Elizabeth King

Cathy’s Curiosities (Cathy Estremera) ◊ Tarri Strasinger

Bugerbee Crafts (Amy Kutzler) ◊ Exclusivos (Javier Baron)

Stuart Stained Glass ( Jim & Tess Dirks) ◊ Lorri Kelly

Steve Terlizzese ◊ Jordan’s Outdoor Fun

 

 

 

Saturday Entertainment

St. Lucie Ballet (11:00 am – 11:45 am)

Shepherd & Green (11:45 am – 2:15 pm)

The Borras Dance Company (2:15 pm – 3:00 pm)

 

 

 

Sunday Entertainment

Awards & Announcements (11:00 am – 11:45 pm)

Solid Gold Dance Band (11:45m – 2:15pm)

Preston Contemporary Dance Theatre (2:15 pm 3:00 pm)

 

 

 

Sponsors & Vendors

 

Coast 101.3   ◊ Wave 92.7 Country ◊  103.7 WQOL Greatest Hits

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance ◊  Golden Gate Companies ◊ Hydrate by Val My TYENT

R&D Food Services ◊ St. Lucie West Garden Club ◊  The Rickie Report

Stu Schechter & Claudia Young ◊  German American Club of the Treasure Coast

Kyle G’s Prime Seafood & Steaks ◊  T’s Gourmet Glazed Nuts

For more information about this event:

If you have any questions please contact Mark Barnes at

art@pslbg.org

www.PSLBG.org

 

 

Check our Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/events/753266478766751

 

 

 

 

 

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Candace Platz Is Featured Wellington Art Society SOLO Artist At Whole Food Gallery In Wellington Through January 31

The Wellington Art Society and Wellington Whole Foods Market are currently showing an exhibit by acclaimed artist, Candace Platz.  Candace’s unique painting style results from her lifelong pursuit of many and varied passions–from veterinary medicine to kabbalistic mysticism, from technical diving to Grand Prix dressage, from poetry to animal welfare—the list goes on and she continues to add to it.  The exhibit is on display now through the end of January, 2020, with a Meet the Artist Reception on Friday, January 10, 2020. Tasty snacks and wine will be served. A donation of $5 will go to the WAS Scholarship Fund.   The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON   ART   SOCIETY

Presents

 

 

A   SOLO   EXHIBITION

 

by

 

CANDACE       PLATZ

 

 

 

MEET  THE  ARTIST:

 

Friday, January 10, 2020

6:30 – 8 PM

 

 Open to the Public

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL

561.904.4000

Exhibit Is Available Now through January 31, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

“Boxed In’ By Candace Platz

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is pleased to announce the next artist for the Whole Foods Market solo art show will be Wellington artist Candace Platz. Candace will have up to 20 paintings on display at the café of the Wellington Whole Foods Market from November 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020.

 

 

Candace Platz’s unique painting style results from her lifelong pursuit of many and varied passions–from veterinary medicine to kabbalistic mysticism, from technical diving to Grand Prix dressage, from poetry to animal welfare—the list goes on and she continues to add to it.

 

 

 

 

“Our Bubble” by Candace Platz 

 

 

Born in Bangor, Maine, Candace studied oil painting for ten years with William Möise, an abstract impressionist whose close connections with Wilhelm Reich influenced the eccentricity of his teaching.  Moise was adamant that Candace should never “paint for anyone’s living room walls,” and challenged her to paint upside down, or while looking in a mirror, or using a match book cover instead of a brush as examples of the techniques to prevent “painting to placate.”

 

 

Candace was also influenced by her years of study with J. Palmer Libby, a more conventional teacher and accomplished student of Joseph Sheppard whose stylized realism was a sharp contrast to Möise.  Winner of a juried statewide competition, Candace was awarded a session at the Haystack-Hinckley School, where she studied lithography, sculpture, oil crayons and pastels. She studied watercolor and charcoal at the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston. Her use of acrylic mediums is recent.  Also a writer, poet, portrait photographer and stage designer, Candace has displayed her work at venues including the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Her selection as the featured artist at the Whole Foods Cafe Show marks the 67-year old artist’s first solo exhibit.

 

 

 

“Night Mares” by Candace Platz

 

 

 

Candace’s intimate knowledge of things equine is firmly rooted in her careers as a veterinary clinician/surgeon and nationally-ranked adult amateur Grand Prix dressage competitor.  The undersea world is also a frequent theme in her work, as well as cats, birds, trees and other natural forms and landscapes.  Candace’s interest in the inter-relations among all beings and their environment is nurtured by her years of studying Non-Dual Kabbalistic Healing with Jinen Jason Shulman. Other influences include aboriginal Australian artist Margaret Chatfield, shamanist artist Eve Goetz and various Cuban artists including Carlos Guzman, Jose Füster, and the Brito sisters.

 

 

Proceeds from the sale of several of Candace’s paintings on display will go to welfare organizations, including The Brooke, The Equine Welfare Alliance and similar groups dedicated to the humane treatment of animals. Inquiries about this program are welcomed, as are requests for commissioned pieces.

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In its 37th year.  It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. 

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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Don Sarka And Mary Anne Sarka Are Featured Artists At Delray Beach Public Library’s “Artists’ Creations” Series. Free Public Opening Reception On Friday, September 6

The creative endeavors of Don Sarka and Mary Anne Sarka  will be featured in the upcoming “Artists’ Creations” Exhibit at the Delray Public Library. The exhibit is open to the public from August 24 – October 19.  Everyone is welcome to meet the artists at the free, Opening Reception on Friday, September 6. Visitors will see oil and acrylic paintings of various subject matter, including landscapes as well as beloved pets.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DELRAY    BEACH    PUBLIC    LIBRARY     

                                                                                                                                                        

PRESENTS:

 

 

 “ARTISTS’   CREATIONS”

BY

DON    &   MARY  ANNE  SARKA

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday,  September 6 

 3:00  to  4:30  pm

Meet The Artists

In the Library Program Room, 2nd floor

Light snacks will be served

 

Exhibit is available August 24 thru October  19, 2019

 

 

No reservations needed

 

100 West Atlantic Ave.                Delray Beach, Florida

Library Hours: 

Mon. – Wed 9am – 8pm:   Thurs – Sat 9 am – 5pm:  Sun (Sept – May): 1pm – 5pm

Free Parking in attached Library parking lot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don and Mary Anne Sarka’s joy of creativity exudes from their faces!  Their combined love of nature has taken them to places and environments where they are continually recharging their creative batteries. Don tells The Rickie Report, “My interest in art began many years ago, when I began sketching Disney characters as a boy and using watercolors to paint them.  Starting in 1988, I began getting Instruction in oil painting from a local artist and have studied and painted on and off to the present time.  I use oil paints because it allows me to mix and blend to produce strong colors with light and shadows”.

 

 

“Majestic Sky” by Don Sarka

 

 

 

He goes on to say, “My love of nature and its magnificent creations, causes a spiritual change in me.  The many photos taken give me inspiration to paint a particular picture. We have vacationed in many states and national parks and I have become a critical photographer, capturing the beauty and splendor of nature. I paint my version of what I see and interpret it on to canvas.  I use pictures as an idea of what I want to paint and then come up with my interpretation or theme.  I am a landscape architect and the principles of design have helped me in painting with form, texture and color”.

 

 

 

 

 

“Purple” by Don Sarka

 

 

Mary Anne tells The Rickie Report, ” My enthusiasm for painting started many years ago. Since then I have taken many classes with fantastic painting professionals and it has given me the opportunity to work on composition, perspective, colors, texture, lights and dark’s.  I paint in the traditional and representational format and my paintings can be hung practically anywhere.  I prefer acrylic. My paintings vary between landscapes, seascapes, animals, birds and flowers. I love it when I get lost in the painting process. When I stand back during this time to look at my painting, I am happily surprised and delighted”.

 

 

 

 

“Florida Wetlands” by Mary Anne Sarka

 

 

She continues, “I frequent art galleries and have a collection of wonderful painting books that give me fantastic information, guidance and inspiration. Painting opened up a whole new world for me, and has given me an awareness and ability to be creative and paint using my imagination and feelings. I have taken thousands of photographs that I use as a reference when painting”.

 

 

Award winning artists, Don and Mary Anne are members of the Delray Art League which is a juried league and exhibited in most of their events, including The Crest Theater, the Delray Affair, Delray Beach City Hall, Old School Square, Veterans Park, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Armory Art Center, Arts Garage. They have previously exhibited at the Lake Worth Art League Gallery and Arts Arena Garage (Delray Beach).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Waves and Palm Trees” by Mary Anne Sarka

 

 

Generous with their time and artworks, they have donated to the local community through fundraisers, art auctions, and painted a 6’ x 20’ mural by their clubhouse pool.  They have four married children and nine grandchildren and one great child on the way. They both tell The Rickie Report, “During our family times, we are seldom without our cameras to capture family photos, scenery and nature that’s around us. Painting is one of our favorite things that we do together”.

 

 

 

 

 For more information about this exhibit or other works of art, please Call or Text Mary Anne Sarka at 561-310-5620  or  e-mail at

maryannesarka@gmail.com 

 paintingsdm@gmail.com 

 Etsy.com: PaintingByDandMSarka 

 www.paintingbydandmsarka.com 

 

 

 

 

 

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