Palm Beach State College Photography Invitational 2016 Shows The Power Of The Camera



Photographers will showcase creativity in new exhibit

 at The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus in Palm Beach Gardens September 13 to October 14.  This Photography Invitational 2016 begins Tuesday, September 13th with a free, Public Opening Reception.  Come and see the power and creativity of the camera, as 15 artists use this tool in innovative ways!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

PALM  BEACH  STATE  COLLEGE

EISSEY  CAMPUS

THE  ART  GALLERY

PRESENTS:

“PHOTOGRAPHY  INVITATIONAL 2016”

 

OPENING RECEPTION:

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th

5:30 – 8:00 PM

Art Gallery Is Located On First Floor of the BB building

3160 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL

 

 

Gallery Hours:

9 am – 5 pm Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

9 am – 8 pm  Tuesday and Friday

 Exhibit runs through October  14th

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For more information, call 561-207-5015

www.palmbeachstate.edu/artgallerypbg

 

 

 

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SaraRytteke “Chronic Migraine”

This exhibit will feature traditional and digital photography with some images incorporating both from 15 local artists. A Public Opening Reception will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.  This is an opportunity to meet the photographers and network with other artists and art patrons.

 

 

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Ilene Adams “Water Memories Reimagined”

 

 

 

 

 

The Rickie Report would like to emphasize  that “local artists” confirms that these artists make this area their residence.  In many cases, these “local artists” have shown their work Nationally and Internationally.  Southeast Florida is blessed with an abundance of “local artists”!  We applaud Karla Walter and Sherry Stephens for offering this photographic bonanza!

 

 

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Melinda Moore “Glades Inferno”

 

 

 

 

MEET THE ARTISTS:

 

Ilene Gruber Adams

Erika Cespedes

Rod Faulds

Adriano Ficarelli

Jacek Gancarz

Durga Garcia

Tracie Heller

Silvia Lizama

Cheryl Maeder

Melinda Moore

Sara Rytteke

Elle Schorr

Barry Seidman

Joanne Urban

Matt Vought

 

 

 

 

 

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Silvia Lizama “Statue#9”

 

 

“In the hands of a photographic artist, the camera is just a tool, like a painter’s brush, a starting point toward achieving a creative vision, whether it is consciously planned or happens spontaneously,” said Professor Sherry Stephens, who curated the exhibition with Art Gallery Specialist Karla Walter.

 

 

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Barry Seidman “Kitchen”

Stephens also notes that much of what transpires between pointing the camera and finishing a print or editing a film is the actual artistic journey for photographers.

 

 

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Elle Schorr  “Spring Fling”

 

 

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Friday. The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus is located in the first floor of the BB building, 3160 PGA Blvd. For more information, call the gallery at 561-207-5015.

 

 

 

Palm Beach State College:

Serving 48,000 students annually, Palm Beach State College is the largest institution of higher education in Palm Beach County, providing bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, professional certificates, career training and lifelong learning. Established in 1933 as Florida’s first public community college, Palm Beach State offers more than 130 programs of study at locations in Lake Worth, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens and Belle Glade, with a new campus under construction in Loxahatchee Groves.

 

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

Florida Chapter of National Association Of Women Artists (NAWA) Presents Art Scholarships

On Wednesday, April 13th, the Florida Chapter of National Association of Women Artists will present scholarships to three extraordinary young women artists who are graduating seniors at the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida. The NAWA Florida Scholarship recipients will exhibit their work in the President’s Gallery during the school’s Digital Media/Visual Arts Spring Show from 5 pm to 7 pm. The Rickie Report applauds the scholarship winners and NAWA for supporting the next generation of artists!

 

 

 

 

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Florida Chapter of National Association of Women Artists

Scholarship Presentation

Wednesday, April 13th

5 pm to 7 pm

President’s Gallery

Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts


501 S. Sapodilla Ave.      West Palm Beach, FL 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Scholarship Committee members, Janice Cohen, Beth Scher, Shirley Goldblatt, Andrea Huffman, Melinda Moore and Cynthia Maronet carefully evaluated eighteen young artists’ Applications, Artist Statements, Essay, Recommendations and photographs of work to select the three winners: Catherine Chen, Zoe Elakman and Samantha Vassor.

 

 

 

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“City Within Reach” by Catherine Chen 

 

 

 

 

Catherine Chen was selected to receive the NAWA Florida Scholarship in memory of Rita Schwartz. Lacey Van Reeth, Dean of Visual Arts at Dreyfoos School of the Arts says, “Catherine is an insatiable learner and creator who lacks the paralyzing fear of failure; complacency and idleness are what Catherine views as failure.” The ten images Catherine submitted are part of her “The Electronic City” portfolio. The Digital with Pen and Acrylic artwork addresses the digital world crossing with the real world.

 

 

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Zoe Elakman’s “Lymphoma” 3D Sculpture

 

 

 

Zoe Elakman focuses on the exploration of wearable sculpture created from a mix of materials. In addition to creating avant-garde fashions, Zoe expressed the mental and physical effects of chemotherapy in a series titled Lymphoma 1,2,3C, 3D to honor her father who was diagnosed with cancer last year. In his recommendation letter, Peter J. Stodolak, Digital Media Department Dean at Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, told us that Zoe has passionately photographed the dance performances at our school for the last three years and is a bright, independent, and highly motivated artist

 

 

 

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Samantha Vassor’s “Wavelength”

 

 

Samantha Vassor creates surreal environments that influence the viewers’ perception while integrating political and social discussion to spark community awareness and change. Scott Armetta, Painting, Design and Critical Thinking Teacher at Dreyfoos School of the Arts, says, “Samantha’s work has a rare combination of an original, personal vision that can be appreciated by a very wide audience. Her intelligence and creativity are clearly shown in her pieces.” He adds, “That she has volunteered her time at the VA Medical Center and in Haiti helps illustrate her thoughtful kindness.”

 

 

For more information about NAWA:

www.thenawa.org

 

 

 

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Gisela Pferderkaemper Gallery Festive Open House Features Original Art, Fine Crafts, Live Music

The Loxahatchee Art Show at Gisela Pferderkaemper Gallery will feature fourteen artists’ original 2D and 3D artworks.  The opening Reception on Thursday, March 10th will have a Caribbean theme, with live music, refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists.  The Exhibit continues through March 13th.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this Free Event and knows you will enjoy the festive celebration in the garden.

 

 

Gisela Pferderkaemper Gallery

 

Opening Reception:

 

Thursday, March 10th

 

5 – 9 pm

Exhibit Continues March 11th – March 13th

 9am – 5 pm

561-351-0639

14281 Collecting Canal Road, Loxahatchee, FL

 

 

DIRECTIONS:

Out Southern Blvd past fairgrounds turn right on D Road and go to 2nd street and turn right. Gisela is on left a short way down.
Please pull in gate to park.

 

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Exhibiting Artists :

Gisela Pferderkaemper, Patric Roggenbau, Betty Wilson, MelindaMoore, Mindy Colton, Patricia Peters, Jacky Harris, Rollin McGrail, Michael Metcalf, Emma B,Anthony Burks, Rolando C Barrero, Jose Rojas, Donatella Linari.

 

For more information email Gisela: howald@hannovercorp.com
or call 561-351-0639

14281 Collecting Canal Road, Loxahatchee, FL

DIRECTIONS:

Out Southern Blvd past fairgrounds turn right on D Road and go to 2nd street and turn Right. Gisela’s is on Left a short ways down.
Please pull in gate to park.

 

 

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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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Artists Of Palm Beach County Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Audubon Society Of Everglades With Wildlife Exhibit

Tonight is the Opening Reception of “Audubon of The Everglades: 50 Year Anniversary Exhibit” at Art on Park Gallery in Lake Park, FL.  This exhibit is presented by Artists of Palm Beach County. Artworks will reflect the Audubon’s mission to educate and inspire people to conserve wildlife, especially birds and the environment that supports them. There are cash prizes and awards. Internationally acclaimed fine art photographer, Melinda Moore will judge for prizes.  An After-Party will be held at the Brewhouse Gallery. APBC is donating a portion of all sales to this deserving organization.  This event is Free to and Open to the Public!

 

 

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Artists of Palm Beach County

Art on Park Gallery

Presents:

 

 

“Audubon of The Everglades:

50 Year Anniversary Exhibit”

Opening Reception:

Friday, November 20, 2015

5 – 8 pm

 

Exhibit Runs November 16 – December 30, 2015

 

 

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Art on Park Gallery

Monday – Saturday Noon to 6 PM

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL 33403

561-345-2842

 

 

After Party at The Brewhouse Gallery starting at 8 pm
720 Park Ave, Lake Park

(on the next block east of Art on Park Gallery)

 

 

The Audubon Society of the Everglades will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2016. To honor and acknowledge the importance of this historic moment, APBC Art on Park Gallery Presents “Audubon of The Everglades: 50 Year Anniversary Exhibit”. To kick off this special event APBC is showcasing the talent of artists from Palm Beach County, FL. Works will reflect the Audubon’s mission to educate and inspire people to conserve wildlife, especially birds and the environment that supports them.

 

 

 

Awards will be given by internationally acclaimed Fine Art photographer, Melinda Moore during the Opening Reception. A portion of all sales will be donated to The Audubon Society of the Everglades.

 

 

For more information about Melinda Moore’s Fine Art Photography:

www.photoartbymelinda.com

 

 

 

 

For more information:
APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403
561-345-2842
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Melinda Moore Presents “Wings of Inspiration”

Fine Art Photographer Melinda Moore will present “Wings of Inspiration” at the monthly meeting of the Audubon Society of the Everglades on Tuesday, March 4th.  The public is welcome to this FREE event.  The Rickie Report urges you to make the time to attend.  Melinda is a recent inductee to the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA).  Her  ability to capture the light as well as the essence of that fleeting moment of a bird taking flight is awe inspiring.  We share the details in this article.

Audubon Society of the Everglades

Tuesday March 4, 7:00 pm

Refreshments Followed by Lecture

Melinda Moore , Fine Art Photographer

FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, Rooms 101/102

6301 Summit Blvd (near Jog Road)

West Palm Beach

"The Day Before" by Melinda Moore

“The Day Before” by Melinda Moore

The public is invited to join the Audubon Society of the Everglades  for this entertaining and educational program in rooms 101 and 102 at FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, 6301 Summit Blvd, (near Jog Road) in West Palm Beach. Refreshments at 7 pm. This meeting is free and open to the public.

 

 

"Pelican Preening" by Melinda Moore

“Pelican Preening” by Melinda Moore

Melinda Moore tells us, “Light is the essence of spirit in its purest form, so it is a key ingredient in my art. A fleeting expression, a bird taking wing, clouds and sea; everything is transient and everything is permanent when captured by the camera. My desire is to bring a soulfulness and spirit to my work that engages the viewer, creating an emotional bond with the environment and its creatures.  I think I am blessed by these birds… the way they do turn up and strike poses”.

 

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“Illumination” by Melinda Moore

Melinda was born in New Jersey, and arrived in Delray Beach Florida in 1948. Much of Delray was still dirt roads including 11th Street when her family first moved there. I-95 didn’t exist until Melinda was in high school. Living on Lake Ida, which at the time, was the edge of the Everglades gave her a unique opportunity to explore nature. Observation and her love of birds began back then, when Florida was a different place.

 

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“Mina Peacock” by Melinda Moore

 

 

She says, “I was introduced to John James Audubon’s work by a book my mother gave me in 1950’s. I do feel it inspires my work today. My Mom also loved birds and kept a little book published in 1915 which I still treasure. She wrote the dates she spotted new birds. She also introduced the Audubon organization by encouraging me to call them to ID unusual birds we spotted”.

 

 

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The Bride” by Melinda Moore

“I went to Florida State and received a BS in Nursing. I have traveled extensively and love sailing and the sea. I returned to Florida and married my high school sweetheart in 2003 and began her photographic career late in life, about 2008,” she shares.  Melinda began exhibiting her work in 2008 and has had three solo exhibits, receiving many awards. Recently  she was invited to join the National Association of Women Artists.

 

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“The Regal Egret” by Melinda Moore

For more information about the Audubon Society of the Everglades, please visit: http://www.auduboneverglades.org/tues-mar-4-730-pm-monthly-meeting-and-lecture-melinda-moore-fine-art-photographer/

 

For more information about Melinda Moore’s Fine Art Photography, please visit:  PhotoArtbyMelinda.com  and https://www.facebook.com/melinda.moore.90   We want to point out that Melinda not only sells her photographs to frame, but also offers giclees and specialty tiles.

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Florida looks glorious through the eyes of area artists, according to Ralph Papa

Florida through the eyes of artists is astoundingly beautiful. More than 75 artists in the Landscapes 2012 exhibition at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum have captured the vivid colors and diverse scenery of the paradise that many of them call home. The Rickie Report likes that some of the pieces are three dimensional.  Much of the art in Landscapes 2012 brings you into the scene.  This show runs through January 5th, so bring your out-of-town guests with you and enjoy more of Florida than your own back yard!

 

Landscape 2012 Exhibition

Through January 5, 2013

 

Ralph Papa will be speaking about the art of landscape painting

December 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum

Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta

Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter executive director Katie Deits, congratulates assistant curator Barbra Broidy on the excellent quality of the Landscape 2012 exhibition and introduces the exhibition’s judge artist and instructor Ralph Papa.  (Photo by Bruce Bain)

 

Nearly 200 people attended the opening on November 15, at which awards were presented by the juror Ralph Papa. Mr. Papa is an accomplished artist and a workshop instructor at the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art, as well as president of the Boca Raton Museum’s Artist Guild.

 

“There were so many great works in this exhibition,” said Mr. Papa, “It was really difficult to choose the award winners. I only wish there were more awards to give, as so many artists deserved them.”

 

Best of Show award winner Quince Quaintance (right) is congratulated by artist and instructor Ralph Papa.  (Photo by Katie Deits)

 

Katie Deits, executive director of the ArtCenter, also congratulated Barbra Broidy, assistant curator, on the entire look of the exhibition.  “Everyone has commented on the extraordinary quality of the artwork and how terrific the entire show appears,” Ms. Deits said. “The jurying and curation of the show is critical, and the jurying committee and Barbra truly excelled. Displaying 136 works of art, some of which measure more than 10-feet wide, and having a cohesive look is a challenge. We were also pleased that several pieces of art sold on opening night.”

First Place Award Winner in Photograph for “Sunset at Refuge House ” is Melinda Moore. (Photo by Katie Deits)

 

“Landscapes 2012 is a great opportunity for people to enjoy the beauty that Florida offers and, as much of the art is also for sale, perhaps purchase a piece or two to adorn the walls of their home or office.,” Ms. Deits said. “This also helps to support artists who are working in our area”.

 

First Place Award Winner in Sculpture for “Double Eye Inlet” is Michael Harris. (Photo by Katie Deits)

The list of award winners are as follows: Quince Quaintance (Best of Show)(Oil on Canvas), Valerie Bloomfield-Ambrose (First Place)(Painting, Oil on Canvas), Michael Harris (First Place)(Sculpture), Melinda Moore (First Place)(Photography), Malcolm MacKenzie (Second Place)(Photography), April Davis (Second Place), (Acrylic Painting), Lynn Morgan (Second Place)(Pastel) and Tracey Erickson (Third Place, Painting).  Honorable mentions were awarded to: Bruce Bain, Michael Brown, Rick Lewis, Frances Lynn, Deborah Neuhaus, Jane McIntyre  and Joanne Slattery.

John Ambrose joins his wife Valerie Bloomfield-Ambrose, as she proudly displays her First Place Award in Painting for “House of Refuge, Sea View”. (Photo by Katie Deits)

 

Award were presented to artists exhibiting in Landscapes 2012 at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum: (from left) Joanne Slattery (Honorable Mention)(Pastel), Lynn Morgan ( Second Place)Pastel), Michael Harris (Sculpture, First Place), Valerie Bloomfield-Ambrose (Painting, First Place), Quince Quaintance (Best of Show), Rick Lewis (Honorable Mention)(Oil on Canvas), Deborah Neuhaus (Honorable Mention) (Oil on Canvas), Bruce Bain (Honorable Mention)(Photography), Melinda Moore (Photography, First Place), Tracey Erickson (Third Place)(Painting), Frances Lynn (Honorable Mention) (Oil on Canvas) and Mike Brown (Honorable Mention)(Photography).  (Photo by Katie Deits)

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a member-supported not-for-profit 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 Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners.

 

For more 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 located in Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Fla., one-half mile west of US Hwy 1. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with admission free for members and $5 for non-members ages 12 and up. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with free admission. 3rd Thursday is sponsored by Meyer Law Firm.

 

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

Not All Airports Are Colorful – Go To PBIA And See This Art Exhibit

Are you one of those people who gets to the airport just in time for check-in and a fast paced run to your departure gate?  Or are the type of person who likes to get there a bit early (you never can predict how heavy traffic will be), get a cup of tea or coffee, and then proceed to your gate?  Maybe you are picking someone up at the airport and you are wondering what you will do if the plane is late and you are stuck waiting…   This is a rule of thumb for every traveler at any airport.  Look around!  There are often art exhibits in the terminal, either on the walls or even over head.  Just take a moment to look!  This “art in public spaces” has been placed there for you to admire, think about, and buy.

Grand Canyon in Infrared by Michael Lloyd Infrared Photograph on Metallic Paper

Twenty Palm Beach County artists have been selected for a juried art show which can be viewed on the main concourse of Palm Beach International Airport, near Sam Snead’s restaurant.   The Rickie Report initially sent out the Call To Artists for this event and was excited to see so many subscribers to The Rickie Report are represented in this show!

Nina Golub

The range of images and emotions in this show are extraordinary.  The family time, shown by Nina Golub harkens to days passed in “Grandpa/Grandson Circa 1938”.

At the Opening Reception, we met AJ Brockman and his family.  The Rickie Report has written about AJ previously and it was a joy to see his newest work, “Bahama Breeze” on aluminum, framed within a frame (perfect for outdoor spaces).

Speaking at length with another emerging artist, Rick Welch of Jupiter was a treat.  This life guard at one of Palm Beach County’s beaches, also carves wood, paints, and makes his own frames!  He used balsa, driftwood, and other elements as well as painting the background, so you feel like you can take off into the surf at any moment.  The Rickie Report predicts that Rick’s work will be a hot commodity in the future! You can see “Pelican Point” to the right of the Brockman family above.

"Haunted House" by Robert Neubert Giclee of Mixed Media, Ink and Pencil

Below is Nina Fusco with her paper sculpture, “Together.”   Airport patrons who were sitting nearby, went on to have a lengthy dialogue with Nina about her philosophy as well as her paper sculpture technique.  Nina’s work has also been accepted at the latest Lighthouse ArtCenter Juried Show and her work is sold at Local Treasures in Tequesta.

We must admit that until meeting the artist nearby to offer secret clues, this was a very nice abstract painting.  However, when Craig  Krefetz explained and showed the effect of different lighting techniques (here with his light pen), we understood that this was truly an interactive piece, we were intrigued!  Craig’s work can be seen at the Jupiter Yacht Club Gallery.

Laura Wiswell, of Laura Fine Art, graduated from Rhode Island School of Design only two years ago.  Her view of apples was eye-opening.  She does custom paintings on walls as well as canvas.  We could see this in the fruit section of a supermarket, your breakfast nook, or at a healthy restaurant!

Brad Brett, of Jupiter, made a little girl eating watermelon come to life in his water and pencil drawing. “West End” is a beachy scene made personal.  We’ve seen Brad’s work at the Lighthouse ArtCenterjuried shows as well.  First-time entrant, Frank Romano hails from W. Palm beach.  he and his wife are both artists ( he taught her how to paint). “Man Against The Sea” is an oil on canvas.

Frank Romano's "Man Against The Sea"

Alejandro Caraballo (Mr. dRo) took personal aspects of his life and made it into a mixed media collage box.  He calls this his “Homage to Five Women and Marilyn” in honor of his five former female roomates.  The viewer must look carefully to see cheerios, ticket stubs, and all the details that surround Marilyn in her shower cap.  An insightful look into a short period of his life!

If you feel frenetic and harried, just take a moment to peek at Elodia Fanjul’s oil on linen, entitled, “Balance”.

It is peaceful. It is mesmerizing.

Blance by Elodia Fanjul

It is a painting of pears balanced with a sense of serenity.  Feeling down and needing a lift?  Stop by Carla Golembe’s acrylic on canvas, “Sunflower Moon”.  The women’s colorful clothing can make anyone smile.

Sunflower Moon by Carla Golembe

X Marks The Spot by Durga Garcia

As you look at this photograph by Durga Garcia, you can almost feel the movement of the swaying palm trees in “X Marks The Spot, Grassy Waters Preserve”.  Durga herself is full of life and her photography ranges from personal pieces she has taken to helping other artists by photographing their work to apply for juried shows.  She is polished and professional.

"May Not Be Sunny But Always A Good View" Photograph by William Combes

Misty II by Carol Gold

Carol Gold, from Boynton Beach, is an oil painter who loves to share her scenes from Mystic, CT.  Her oil on linen, “Misty II” brings back those New England memories.   Seeing “El Espiritu de Machu Picchu/ The Spirit of Machu Picchu” by another Boynton Beach artist, Luis Gutierrez (aka Zellvaggio) is enchanting.  The Rickie Report asked if it was self portrait, but the artist deferrred answering.  If you are running to catch a plane, you may find yourself being held back as you gaze into his eyes.

Galactic Landscape #3 by Carolina Cordon

Carolina Cordon’s “Galactic Landscape #3” is a large acrylic on canvas painting.  From afar the viewer sees a mass of color, but up close, one can truly appreciate her details.   Riotous color exudes from the acrylic on canvas by  Terry Molina.  You really need to go close to see the detailed texture.  Terry shared her secret method with The Rickie Report, but we have promised not to divulge it!

Bougainvilla by Terry Molina

Anyone who meets Leslie Liss will have no trouble figuring out which painting is hers – she is exhuberant and her acrylic on canvas, “Lunch in The Garden” wakes you up with deep and rich colors.  This is the second time Leslie has been accepted into this show!  She hails from Boynton Beach and sells her work in different boutiques and galleries in the area.

Lunch In The Garden by Leslie Liss

A mother and young child were biding their time until a visitor’s plane arrived.  The young girl was captivated by Melinda Moore’s “Pelican Preening.  When asked what they both liked about the realistic photograph, they told us that they have a friendly pelican regularly come to their dock.

Pelican Preening by Melinda Moore

They felt Melinda captured not only the physical characteristics of the bird, but the personality as well.   Melind’s work can  be seen at The Lighthouse ArtCenter on PGA Blvd in Palm Beach Gardens.  She will also be the guest artist at the Jonathan Dickinson State Park Nature Center’s Opening May 6th.

See Us, Hear Us, Feel Us by Kathleen O'Neill Schuler

Kathleen R. O’Neill Schuler is a graphic designer who loves to design artwork.  Most recently, she designed “See Us, Hear Us, Feel Us” for a playbill!   It is a done with Rapidograph Pen, Ink, and Gouache.  An intricate piece that demands some time and study before one sees the musical instruments.

Gisela Pferdekamper’shorses always delight.  “Pottery Garden” show her distinctive well-rounded horses in a lovely oil on canvas.  Gisela’s studio located in Loxahatchee is the playground for white peacocks.  Whenever she is having an Open house, be sure to make the trip.

Gisela Pferdekamper's " Pottery Garden"

The Rickie Report spoke with curator, Elayna Toby Singer, who oversees Art in Public Space for Palm beach County ( see Rickie Report interview with her 12/15/2011).  Elayna spoke about the excitement of seeing the exhibit come together.  Once the jurying process is over, she must plan out the show according to the wall space available at PBIA.   She finds, for the most part, that her initial expectations are met as each piece is hung, to make a cohesive show.   It is important to remember that all of the art pieces are for sale and the proceeds go directly to the artists.

This show will be available to view through June 20, 2012.  Don’t miss it!

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

No Tkts Required. No Luggage. Just Enjoy The Art!

Local Artists in Juried Show

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 Palm Beach International

 Airport

“Art at the Airport” Exhibition

  February 29, 2012 through June 20, 2012

Twenty-three  Palm Beach County artists were selected by the County’s Public Art Committee based on artistic merit.  The changing exhibition program at the Palm Beach International Airport is supported by a grant from HMS Host. Selected works are exhibited for four months. All artwork is for sale and proceeds go directly to the artist.

To learn more about Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places visit www.pbcgov.com/fdo/Art.   Artists interested in receiving “Call to Artists” for  upcoming airport exhibitions and other public art projects are invited to register on the Artists Registry page of the website.

To purchase art   displayed in this exhibition, contact Palm Beach   County’s Art in Public Places (561) 233-0235.

Palm Beach County Art in Public Spaces invites you to an Artist Reception at the Palm Beach International Airport.  The event takes place on March 28th from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.  The reception will be on Level 2 across from Sam Snead’s Restaurant.  Please park in short term parking levels 4-7.

The Rickie Report is proud to be part of this event, as many of the artists chosen are subscribers and heard about this competition through our postsWe look forward to seeing you at the reception!

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