Delray Art League Announces 2016 Fall Schedule Of Original, Fine Art Exhibits And More

The Delray Art League offers art lovers many opportunities to enjoy and purchase a variety of original art, including paintings, sculpture, photography and more.  All events are Free and Open to the Public.  For artists interested in networking, this is a worthwhile organization.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Don’t miss the Discount Coupon from Hand’s Art Supplies, which is available for use by everyone.

 

 

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“ARTISTS  IN  THE  PARK”

2016  FALL  SCHEDULE

 

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Delray Art League “Artists in the Park” Fine Art Exhibitions

Outdoor Show Schedule: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Oct. 29 & 30           Old School Square

Nov. 05 & 06          Old School Square

Nov. 12 & 13            Veterans Park

Nov. 19 & 20            Veterans Park

Nov. 26 & 27           Veterans Park

 

Award winning Artists offer a variety of original art, sculpture, photography and more. A portion of all sales are donated to an Art Education Fund to promote the development of the visual arts in the community.

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

www.delrayartleague.com

 

DELRAY ART LEAGUE

MILAGRO CENTER EXHIBIT

 

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Now thru October 21st

At Milagro Center

695 Auburn Ave, Delray Beach, Florida

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm

Admission is free

 

 

 

DELRAY ART LEAGUE

ABSTRACT EXHIBIT

 

 

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By Gary Resnick

 

 

Now thru October 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

 

DELRAY ART LEAGUE

VISUAL ARTS OF DELRAY EXHIBIT

 

 

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By Deb LaFogg Docherty

 

 

October 3rd thru November 26th

At The Gallery at the Arts Garage

94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444
Monday, October 3rd, 2016 to Saturday November 26th, 2016

Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00am to 6:00pm & Saturday afternoons

Admission is free

Open House:

Wednesday, October 5th    5- 8PM

DELRAY ART LEAGUE

AUTUMN SHOWCASE EXHIBIT

 

 

October 21st – December 2nd

At Delray Beach City Hall Gallery

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

Admission is free.

DAL MEMBERS AROUND TOWN

 

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By Robert Birkenes

 

Bob Birkenes is having a solo exhibit for his latest series, “Fantasies in Space” October 8 through November 5, 2016 at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County 601 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460

Reed Dixon will be exhibiting at “Gallery One” in Naples starting late Sept or Oct.

Linda Fleischman is on exhibit at the BluePrint Gallery at Milagro Center at 695 Auburn Avenue, Delray Beach.

Deborah LaFogg Docherty’s “Flying Tiger” of Everglades National Park, FL has been accepted into The Nation’s Most Spectacular National Parks Exhibit opening to the public on August 27th and continue through December 31st, 2016.

Joe Marcou will have about 15 paintings in a solo show from October 1 through December in the Whole Foods Gallery on state Road 7 in Wellington.

Karen Zuk Rosenblatt‘s oil paintings, Meowjongg and Kinship were juried into the Artist’s Guild current show on Exhibit through October 29 and Meowjongg took a 3rd Place Award. 512 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach www.KarenZukRosenblatt.com

Vicki Siegel will be exhibiting work in “Selections from the Armory Art Center” at the at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County 601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth, August 26 through October 29. You can see her work online at www.vickisiegelart.com as well.

 

 

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 October 10th, 2016.

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.

 

 

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Delray Art League Announces Free Summer Events

 The Delray Art League Shares its plans for Summer Events, including a Nature Photography Exhibit by Mary Taylor, The Sights Of Delray Beach Exhibit, a New Member’s Exhibit, plus an Exhibit at the Milagro Center. The Rickie Report shares the details of this art-packed summer with some sneak peeks.

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FINE  ART  EXHIBITS

 

 

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT

 

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Now thru July 15th

At Delray Beach City Hall Gallery

100 NW First Avenue      Delray Beach, Florida
City Hall Hours: Monday – Friday  8:00am to 5:00pm

Admission is free

 

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Now thru August 31st

At Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

140 NE 1st Street
Delray Beach, Florida
City Hall Hours: Monday – Friday  8:00am to 5:00pm

Admission is free

 

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NEW  MEMBERS  EXHIBIT

 

 

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Opening July 16th thru September 16th

At Delray Beach City Hall Gallery

100 NW First Avenue
Delray Beach, Florida
City Hall Hours: Monday – Friday  8:00am to 5:00pm

Admission is free.

 

 

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MILAGRO  CENTER  EXHIBIT

 

 

 

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Opening August 28th thru October 21st At Milagro Center

695 Auburn Ave.     Delray Beach, Florida

Admission is free.

 

DAL  MEMBERS  AROUND  TOWN

Carolyn Barth has a painting in “The Art of Associations” show at the Lighthouse Art Center, Tequesta, FL, June 7 – Aug 11, 2016

 

Kathryn Carlyle won 1st place for her mixed media painting ‘Agartha’ at the Boca Raton Art Museum Artists Guild, June 2016’ Exhibition at 512 E Atlantic. Ave. In May, CarlyleGibbs produced a show at Casa Capricorn in Lake Worth highlighting 12 Major South Florida Artists. The event was also a Tri-County Animal (no kill) fundraiser that successfully raised several thousand dollars. CarlyleGibbs also shows at The Butterfield Art Garage Gallery in St Augustine and has been there successfully for six years, their current new show will run through
July 2016.

 

Reed Dixon is represented at the Plum Gallery in Saint Augustine, The Derek Gores Gallery in Melbourne, FL and will be having a show opening at The City Folk Gallery in Lancaster, PA on July 1st

Stan Dornfest has been selected as one of five emerging artists featured in “Summer Showcase-5×5” Five Artists, Five works each artist. Exhibit is at the Boca Museum-The Art School on Palmetto Park Road through July 6

Eugene Ettlinger received an Honorable Mention, at the WITVA, June 5th, 2016 for his exhibit of “Cup Overflowith”. His medium was acrylic on archival paper.

Irwin Goldman’s paintings are currently in the Greater Delray Chamber of Commerce Exhibit and in the Cornell Museum Extraodinary 6 x 6 Exhibit

Claudia Hafner’s watercolor paintings are on display in the Swimming with Watercolor Exhibit at Nova Southeastern University – Alvin Sherman Library through August 20th, the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Exhibition through August 31, the Extraordinary 6×6 Art Sale at Old School Square Cornell Art Museum Exhibit July 1 – 28, Sale July 28, 6-8pm and Studio 18, Pembroke Pines – Through Women’s Eyes Exhibit July 19 – August 31st. http://www.ClaudiaHafnerWatercolor.com

Karen Hudgin’s painting “The Great Egret” won first place in the 2016 Ocean Ridge Coastal Artists Exhibit, her 1st public showing. http://Clearwaterstudios.ca

Jacqueline Mederios works are on exhibit in the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce “Sites of Delray” Exhibit through August 31st

Marcia Paige – A fund raiser to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Palm Beach County witll be held at iMatter Adult Day Care Center located at 3427 West Woolbright Road in Boynton Beach, FL on July 21, 2016 from 4:30 to 7:00PM. It will feature the works of Acrylic artist Marcia Paige of the Delray Art League. Refreshments will be served.

Karen Zuk Rosenblatt is having a solo exhibition, “Whimsical Cats” June 27 – August 13 in the Gallery at the Spanish River Library located at 1501 NW Spanish River Blvd, Boca Raton · (561) 393-7852. https://www.facebook.com/ArtByZuk/photos/a.174735169287068.41725.171029082991010/1060396 564054253/?type=3&theater and Karen’s oil painting “Everglades Evening” won a Juror’s Recognition Award at the current Living Room Theater Exhibition located on Glades Road at FAU in Boca Raton, FL.

Marilyn Witkowski recently completed a portrait for a new website that launched in June 2016. To see Marilyn’s digital illustration of Janis Berman, visit www.jbontheweb.com. Three of Marilyn’s silkscreen prints were chosen for the special summer exhibit at the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. (www.marilynwitkowski.com)

 

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Delray Gets It Right! Join In Celebrating Delray Beach “Plein Fun Fest”!

Delray Beach Gets It Right!  Despite the recent trend of banning painters from capturing the local scenes on the street in cities such as St. Augustine, Winter Park, and Barcelona, Spain, the city of Delray Beach is actively supporting plein air painters!  Delray Beach understands the difference between hucksters bothering tourists in exchange for a few coins for entertainment and the artistic endeavors of artists who are capturing their town’s history in valuable works. The Rickie Report urges everyone to join in “Plein Air Fun Fest” on February 19th-21st.   On Friday, February 19th, plein air artists are welcome to stop by the tent in Old School Square for art critiques.  On Saturday, February 20th, come and watch the artists as they paint every day scenes and bring more emphasis to the “ordinary”.  Everything will be for sale at 5pm! On Sunday, February 21st, a new generation of plein air painters take center stage with mentors Ralph Papa and members of Plein Air Palm Beach (PAPB).  Here are the details and some sneak peeks! No wonder that Delray Beach has twice won the all American City Award, and was recently named by the US News and World Report “the most fun small city” in America. This city gets it right!

 

 

 

Plein Air Palm Beach  Invites You To: 

 

PLEIN  FUN  FEST!

Friday, February 19

 9 am – Noon

 

 

Saturday, February 20

 

8 am – 3:00 pm  Paint!

5:30 – 7:30 pm  Sale and Awards Reception!

 

 

 

Sunday, February 21  

3:30  Youth Paint Out!

 

Old School Square

 51 N. Swinton Street  Delray Beach, FL

 

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Come to Delray Beach, where more than 50 painters from around the country will capture scenes from the city in a two days event of competition, fun and education!  In addition to “Plein Air Fun Fest”, the Delray Beach Historical Society is hosting the  “Nostalgic Delray Exhibit” of more than 70 works, all painted on the streets of downtown Delray.  

 

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PLEIN FUN FEST WEEKEND SCHEDULE

 

 

Friday, February 19th: Paint-out & Critique

There will be a Paint-out with Critique for those Artists who want to join in the FUN but not interested in competition. There is a charge of $20 which includes hospitality suite. Because of the popularity of Plein Air Palm Beach’s 1st & 3rd Tuesday paint-out with critique that is run by Manny Jomok we decided to make it part of Plein Fun Fest.

 

Registered Artists will meet at Old School Square at 9 AM and decide where to paint. Critique leaders will be available to offer assistance to those who are new to plein air. This Plein Air Paint-out allows artists the opportunity to enjoy not only painting but sharing their creativity with the public.

 

To the viewers, this art form can be very exciting because it invites them into the creative process: the sight, sound, and even smell of the artists’ world. One of the best parts of plein air painting is the congeniality of artists.

 

 

At Noon the artists will meet again at Old School Square Field House for an Artist Hospitality Suite. From there we will break into groups of no more than 10 for a shared art critique.

 

 

 

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Saturday: Plein Air Competition

Plein Air Competition: Saturday Feb 20, 2016 -Juried Artists have been selected to compete in this event that will take place in Delray Beach, FL on Saturday, February 20, 2016.

Awards ceremony and reception Feb. 20 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Cash awards will be given as follows: 1st Place, 2nd Place; 3rd Place; Judges’ Recognition and Honorable Mention. Sales of paintings resulting from this exhibition are subject to a 30% commission.

 

8 to 9 AM: Artists check in at the south side of the Crest Theater at Old School Square at 51 N. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL. Once participating artists have their canvases or painting surfaces stamped at check-in. Artists may have stamped as many painting surfaces as they wish but may only submit up to two artworks in the competition.

 

 

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The Plein Air Painting Locations:

After check-in artists can then begin painting at location of their choice anywhere within the boundaries Delray Beach. Each artist of will be given a map that delineates the competition boundaries and suggested painting locations for those artists unfamiliar with the area. Artists will be able to choose their own location from a thoughtfully compiled list of suggestions. Locations include marinas, historic buildings and monuments, gardens, architecture, ocean, intracoastal waterway views, small shops and much more. In case of rain, covered locations with views that artists can paint will also be identified.

 

Artists must paint within the competition boundaries and without the assistance of photographs. Any medium may be used, although photography is not acceptable in this competition.

 

3-4 PM: An area for framing and photographing artwork will be setup in the Music Room of the Crest Theater. There will also be a hospitality suite exclusively for competing artists in the Library of the Crest Theater. Competing artists can turn in up to two framed, ready to hang artworks which will be displayed from the artist easel(s) in the Ocean Breeze room and Loge Walkway of Delray Beach Center for the Arts. Artworks must be completed by 3 pm and on display by 4 pm.

 

4:30 PM: Exhibit, awards and sale will take place in the Ocean Breeze room and the Loge walkway connecting to the Cornell Museum, where an exhibit of Plein Air Palm Beach Contributing artists will be ongoing.

 

5:30 – 7:30 PM Artists & Collectors Reception and Awards Ceremony

The Awards

Cash awards based on the judges selections will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place, Juror’s Recognition and Honorable Mention Awards.
1st Place $1000.
2nd Place $500.
3rd Place $200.
Juror’s Recognition $150.
Honorable Mention $150.
Additional awards may be presented at the committee’s discretion.

 

 

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Bystanders watching Palm Beach Plein Artist on location

Sunday: Youth Plein Air Event

 

On Sunday, February 21 from 1 PM to 3:30 PM there will be a youth plein air paint out. A group of young artists ages 10-18 from Milagro Center, IXT Young Artists and others will have an opportunity to paint en plein air. Ralph Papa is the chairperson for this event and will be doing a demonstration to start things off. The pre-registered young artists will then paint on the ground of Old School Square. . Ralph along with artists from PAPB will be assisting the young artists in a mentoring capacity. After the paint-out the young artists and the mentors will meet back in Old School Square for and ice cream social and show and tell of the day’s paint-out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Email info@pleinairpalmbeach.com

or visit:

www.pleinairpalmbeach.com

 

 

 

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Delray Art League Announces Next Meeting Featuring JoAnn Nava, Numerous Exhibits And Call For New Members

The Delray Art League (DAL) invites you to their next monthly meeting on November 9th. JoAnn Nava will present and demonstrate. For over 30 years, JoAnn used her painting skills in the trades of decorative painting, murals, faux finishing and restorations. The result is visible in the painting she’s been producing in her fine art. Manipulating latex house paint has challenges different from acrylic and oil. It is a visual language all its own. In this demonstration, a painting will be created from a limited color palette. Viewing artists will see the advantages of using this medium by itself or as a substrate for other mediums.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this event and upcoming exhibits.  DAL is a terrific artist networking organization.  Stop by !

 

 

 

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Upcoming DAL Fine Art Exhibitions:

 

 

The Crest Theatre Gallery Exhibit 2015 Wednesday, November 4th to Sunday, January 24th

 

You are invited to the Delray Art League Indoor Art Exhibit at the historic Crest Theatre Gallery in Delray Beach. Delray Art League members are featuring their original art in a special juried art exhibit at the Crest Theatre located at 51 North Swinton Avenue in Delray Beach – (located just north of Atlantic Avenue). The exhibit will be available for all to see from November 4th to January 24th – Monday thru Friday – 8am to 5pm.

 

Come enjoy inspiring and creative art by some of the area’s most accomplished artists.

 

 

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Next Monthly Meeting: Monday Nov. 9, 2015   7 – 9 PM

Program: THE ART OF HOUSE PAINT JoAnn Nava

 

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Fine Art Painting by JoAnn Nava

 

 

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For over 30 years, JoAnn used her painting skills in the trades of decorative painting, murals, faux finishing and restorations. The result is visible in the painting she’s been producing in her fine art. Manipulating latex house paint has challenges different from acrylic and oil. It is a visual language all its own. In this demonstration, a painting will be created from a limited color palette. Viewing artists will see the advantages of using this medium by itself or as a substrate for other mediums. The affordability and variety of color make it ideal for large projects or alternative outcomes.

 

 

 

Non-members are invited to attend. No fee is associated however a $5.00 donation at the door to the Jack Feinberg Art Education Fund would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

Delray Art League “Artists in the Park” Outdoor

Fine Art Exhibitions & Shows

 

 

 

New Season! New Artists! New Artwork!

Award winning Artists offer a variety of original wall art, sculpture, photography and more. A portion of all sales are donated to an Art Education Fund to promote the development of the visual arts.

 

 

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Veterans Park @ Atlantic Avenue and the Intracoastal
Old School Square @ Delray Center for the Arts @ Atlantic & Swinton Ave.

 

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Jack Feinberg Art Education Fund

 

 

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The Milagro Center

Recipient of the Delray Art League Jack Feinberg Art Education Fund

A $3,000 donation was presented to Barbara J. Stark, Executive Director, Milagro Center at the Delray Art League’s general meeting on October 12th, 2015. Barbara is shown above with Kathi Stamm, DAL Treasurer (l) and Deb LaFogg Docherty, DAL Vice President (r). The Milagro Center will use these funds to assist with art education for the children who attend their center.

 

 

Milagro Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is an arts and education program that nurtures the seeds of creativity, builds an indestructible sense of self-worth, and inspires youth to reach their fullest potential. Milagro, which means “miracle” in Spanish, serves disadvantaged, undervalued children, teens, and families throughout South Florida. The Center’s four goals are to ensure academic success, promote the arts, teach inclusion while embracing diversity, and create strong individuals who positively impact their communities. Please visit the website at www.milagrocenter.org

 

Delray Art League (DAL) , a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 1965, is proud to be celebrating 50 years of promoting visual art, art education and culture in the community. Over the past 10 years the Delray Art League has awarded local art students and organizations over $110,000 for educational art programs. Our Jack Feinberg Art Education Fund is made possible by donations from the sale of member art at our Fine Art Exhibit and Shows held seasonally at Veteran’s Park and Old School Square in Delray Beach. For more information visit: www.delrayartleague.com

 

 

DAL Members Around Town:

Vicki Siegel has work in Artists of the Salon at the Armory Art Center and Taking Artistic License at ArtServe in Ft. Lauderdale with the National Association of Women Artists.

Barb Fernandez and James Rabidoux have pieces at Art Sea Living Studio

Tom Melillo is currently represented & showing at Rolando Chang Barrero Gallery, Lucerne Ave. Lake Worth

Donna Walsh won an Honorable Mention at the 4th Annual Vermont Watercolor show at MAC Center for the Arts Gallery & Shop

Manny Jomok will be teaching a six week, intermediate level watercolor class at the Delray Community Center, Oct. 26th – Nov. 30th.

Ellen Pollack‘s artwork is being exhibited and sold at MONDANA GALLERY at Delray Marketplace on Atlantic Avenue.

John Bowen’s watercolor paintings will be at the Coral Springs Museum of Art through November 21st

Reed Dixon is showing at the Arts Arena Gallery in Delray.

Lynn Doyal is featured at The Oak Bistro in Wellington.

Mary Taylor has attained Signature Status in the Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art , has 4 pieces hanging in the Delray Library and 2 pieces in the Boynton Beach Library in the Artists in Florida exhibit.

Mark Allen has paintings hanging at Artisans on the Ave in Lake Worth.

Deb LaFogg Doherty, Manny Jomok, Patricia Maguire, Ralph Papa, Dimitri Saginov and Vicki Siegel are teaching at the Delray Center for the Arts. For more information see www.delrayarts.org

Pati Maguire, Donna Walsh, Manny Jomock, Sheila Wolff, Lorrie Turner, Ralph Papa, Don Martinetti are participating in ” Between the waters” – over 60 Plein air paintings done between the Intracoastal and the ocean – at the Highland Beach library gallery. Reception is Nov 5, 5:30 to 7:00pm.

 

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Invitation for New Members

 

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. Please bring a check or cash. You will be notified by mail of your acceptance. If not accepted, your check will be returned.

 

 

CATEGORIES FOR MEMBERSHIP:

 Exhibiting Member $40.00
 Family members (exhibiting} $50.00
 Friend membership (non-exhibiting) $20.00

Accepted Artwork:
2 D ART – watercolor, oil, acrylic, collage, etc.
SCULPTURE – stone, wood, metal, etc.
PHOTOGRAPHY – At this time the photography category is filled
Not Accepted: (except if grandfathered in): computer generated art, crafts, glass, pottery, fiber art, jewelry, bead-stringing, poured molds, flowers, shell craft, etc. Categories not listed will be decided at 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.

 

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Steve Blackwood, Internationally Acclaimed Sculptor, In Three Simultaneous Exhibits in Palm Beach County

Steve Blackwood, an internationally known sculptor whose work resides in Museums such as the Art Institute of Chicago, Cornell Museum of Art; US government collections and private collections world-wide is having a very busy year. Currently, until October 18, ten of his pieces are on display in the “Reimagined” exhibit at The Cornell Museum of Art in Delray Beach, FL. Five new medium and large scale works will debut at The Palm Beach Cultural Council in Lake Worth, FL September 11 through November 2015. Steve is also preparing a 10’ tall outdoor sculpture for the City of Boynton Beach. This piece, entitled, “Seed,” will be unveiled September 25 as part of the “Avenue of the Arts”.  Caren Hackman spoke with Steve and wrote this report for us to share with you.

 

 

 

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Steve Blackwood will be showing his sculptures in three simultaneous exhibits located in Palm Beach County:

 

“Reimagined”

Exhibiting through Sunday, Oct. 18th

Cornell Museum of Art

51 N. Swinton Ave.,   Delray Beach

Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; closed major holidays

Cost: $5 suggested donation

Info: 561-243-7922 or delraycenterforthearts.org

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The Cornell Museum of Art has extended its show, which features avant-garde art by 16 artists who employ unusual materials, including recyclables, and innovative methods.

 

 

 

The Museum also will host First Friday Art Walk

 October 2, from 6-9 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Caren Hackman shares,  “I was intrigued by Steve’s work at the Cornell Museum and thrilled when The Rickie Report approached me about interviewing Steve. I wanted to know all about his process”.

 

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                                   “Poppy” by Steve Blackwood

 

Among the artists on display at “Reimagined” are Palm Beach County-based Steve Blackwood. He frequently combines wood, steel, neon and fiberglass. By joining the individual elements to create new objects, he gives them renewed life.

 

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Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

“Made in Delray Beach”

September 11 through October 31

Free and open to the public:

Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
The Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building

601 Lake Avenue | Lake Worth, FL 33460

PH: 561-471-2901      FX: 561-687-9484
info@palmbeachculture.com

 

 

 

Before The Cultural Council Show

 Steve Blackwood with Sculpture Before The Cultural Council Show

 

 

For many of his smaller pieces, Steve works with found objects. For the smaller pieces, he experiments with position and relationships until the assemblages look just right. The larger pieces are planned more carefully because of the time and cost involved with experimenting. Many sketches are begun in photoshop which allows him to simulate how parts will come together. When needed, Steve uses Ebay and Etsy to get parts for some projects. When the items in his imagination cannot be found, he calls upon other artists and craftspersons to fabricate items.

 

 

 

 

"Inertia: Inertia Velocity Machine" by Steve Blackwood

        “Inertia: Inertia Velocity Machine” by Steve Blackwood

 

 

For the clock he will exhibit at the Palm Beach County Cultural Council show Steve wanted wrought iron legs, like those he had seen on an artist friend’s work who has a foundry. Steve asked to have some fabricated for his clock.

 

 

"Seed" Drawing by Steve Blackwood

                         “Seed” Drawing by Steve Blackwood

 

 

 

A large piece that is at the Cornell has “rocket legs.” Those started as  cardboard cutouts, then were cut from plywood with steel banding added. Blackwood’s pieces are made to look like they have “always existed.” That means that the newer fabricated pieces are distressed and patinated to give them their timeless appearance.

 

 

Blackwood,Marcusa, Matt

                                   Blackwood,Marcusa, Matt

 

Steve’s studio is occasionally filled with more materials one can possibly imagine. One piece in the Cornell, “Inertial Velocity Machine”, sprang from an ultimatum Steve’s wife gave him. She asked that he acquire no more “stuff” until he used some of the parts that he had already on hand in the studio. The playful “Velocity Machine” has working headlights (which did eventually have to be purchased). On occasion Steve allows Museum visitors to play with the works of art.

 

 

 

 

Sculpture by Steve Blackwood

                                   Sculpture by Steve Blackwood

 

 

 

 

Steve holds a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago as well as AAS degrees in Advertising, Design and Marketing and has taught at the college level.  Steve simultaneously developed his sculpture and design careers over the course of 25 years. As an art director, his clients include Playboy, Smithsonian, Time-Life, NY City Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Mastercard and VISA.

 

 

Avenue Of The Arts

Boynton Beach, FL

 

 

Opens September 23, 2015

 

Artists Reception

Friday, September 25, 2013

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Civic Center

128 East Ocean Avenue    Boynton Beach, FL

 

Contact Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Art Administrator, at 561-742-6026 for more details.

www.boynton-beach.org

 

 

 

The Avenue of the Arts installation will begin September 23, 2013. Twelve new artworks, by eight artists, will be installed along the streets in Boynton Beach’s Civic/Cultural District. This is the seventh year for the Avenue of the Arts “on loan program”. Local, and national artists, submitted their artwork for the Arts Commission to select, and site, for the year-long outdoor exhibit.

 

 

 

 

An Avenue of the Art Artists Reception is planned for Friday, September 27, 2013, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at The Little House, 480 East Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach. Hors d’ Oeuvres, and drink specials, are provided while officials, art patrons and the public can mingle with the Avenue of the Arts artists to learn more about their artwork. Special eco-friendly electric vehicles, provided by iJoyRides.com, will transport people to tour the Avenue of the Arts. The Avenue of the Arts is a easy walkable tour from The Little House location. Please contact Debby Coles-Dobay for information and reservations.

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"Seed" Placement in Boynton Beach Avenue Of The Arts

      “Seed” Placement in Boynton Beach Avenue Of The Arts

 

As a sculptor, Steve has shown in New York, Chicago, Washington DC, and currently throughout Palm Beach County where he resides and owns a Gallery and Studio.  He is a master of materials, often combining wood, steel, neon and fiberglass.

 

 

 

 

Steve Blackwood teaching at Milagro Center

                Steve Blackwood At Milagro Center

 

 

Steve is the Director of the Arts Fusion Foundation. Sculpture, painting, glass fusing, pottery, dance and music are integrated into elementary at-risk youth programs. This outreach program involves artists of Artists Alley in Delray Beach, as an extension of the foundation’s overall impact agenda. More information can be found at Artsfusionfoundation.org. Artists from Artists Alley in Delray Beach have been involved with teaching at the Milagro center as part of this program. Steve can currently be seen in television commercials for the Milagro Center and an article will be coming out in the Sun Sentinel for his volunteer efforts with the Center.  Steve teaches sculpture, Bob Schmidt teaches glass, and Susan Romaine teaches painting.

 

Susan Romaine at Milagro Center

                   Susan Romaine at Milagro Center

 

 

Steve tells us, “Ongoing neuro-stimulation is key in development. Providing multiple streams of input is a power boost of learning excitement. The “fusion” of elements provides new ways for young people to look at their world; the ability to transform and create new paths for their future; a source of inspiration which gives them a strong sense of self and their ability to create change in their world”.

 

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Steve was the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Heritage Foundation from 1994 to 1999; and is currently a board member of the Public Art Advisory Board in Delray Beach, FL. He has 5 daughters and one son who all share his interest and excitement in the arts as actors, musicians, painters and sculptors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Steve Blackwood please visit:

 

http://www.steveblackwoodstudio.com

delrayartist@yahoo.com

His work is represented by Cacace Fine Art in Artists Alley, Delray Beach. Studios are located in Delray Beach and Boca Raton, FL.

 

 

 

 

Caren Hackman is a graphic designer and fine artist living in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. and author of a book about Graphic Design and Good Business practice: http://www.carenhackman.com/book/.

Be sure to check out Caren’s wonderful artwork – Caren is a talented artist in her own right! She is a founding member of the Artists of Palm Beach County.

www.carenhackman.com

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Carla Golembe SOLO Exhibit at Delray Beach Library

The Rickie Report knows your senses will be intoxicated when you see Carla Golembe’s vibrant artwork.  She is an award-winning artist whose work has been seen in galleries throughout the United States. Her illustrations fill dozens of children’s books and her work hangs in corporate collections around the globe.  She will have a SOLO exhibit at the Delray Beach Library that you won’t want to miss!

 

Carla Golembe

SOLO EXHIBIT

 “Passionate About Beauty”

April 1- May 31, 2013

Delray Beach Public Library, 2nd floor

 100 W Atlantic Ave  Delray Beach, FL

 

 

Carla Golembe is an award winning artist, illustrator, author and teacher.  Her work is shown at galleries throughout the United States. Collections include Hyatt Corp, Pan Pacific Hotels, Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Worcester Art Museum (Worcester, MA), Academy Art Museum (Easton, MD), Boston Public Library and others.  She has received artist residencies from the Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap, GA; Altos de Chavon in the Dominican Republic and Kalani Honua in Hawaii.  As an artist in residence in these places she presented her work to the community by giving talks, demonstrations and exhibitions.

 

"Evening Doves"

“Evening Doves”

Carla wrote and illustrated several children’s books: A Story of Surfing, The Story of Hula, M is for Maryland, Washington DC ABC’s, Annabelle’s Big Move and Dog Magic. She illustrated Why the Sky is Far Away, The Creation, People of Corn, How Night Came from the Sea and The Woman in the Moon, Sun and Honeybees.  She also wrote and illustrated the Zippy and Zoe series, published in Taiwan.

 

Carla’s other illustration work includes greeting cards, fine illustration stock images for Artville/Getty Images and Imagezoo, educational and medical projects for children and magazine work. She has received awards for her children’s books from the New York Times, Parent’s Choice, The American Folklore Society and PMA, the Independent Book Publisher’s Association to name a few.

"Forever Friends"

“Forever Friends”

Carla taught fine art and illustration courses at Maryland College of Art and Design and the Maryland Institute College of Art, and Lighthouse Center for the Arts (Tequesta,FL).  She worked with elementary school children teaching them to write and illustrate picture books and fold books through the Center for Creative Education and the Milagro Center. She now teaches painting and drawing at Delray Beach Center for the Arts and the Art School of the Boca Museum of Art .  She’s been doing presentations and workshops for children, teens and adults in schools, libraries, museums and other community based venues for almost  20 years.  Carla has been an artist for five Animals on Parade Public Art Projects including Washington DC’s Party Animals and Pandamania, Ocean City Maryland’s OC Beach Birds, Prince George’s County, Maryland’s Birds-I-View and Palm Beach County’s Wild Things.

 

Carla tells The Rickie Report, “We live on an increasingly small planet in dangerous times.  The state of our world is impossible to ignore.  Some artists choose to chronicle the specific time in which we live, to reflect our history at this moment.  I choose to paint imagery that transcends the moment.  It is human and universal.  My intention is to create a visual haven that encourages viewers to enter my personal vision, to relax, smile and breathe.”

 

"Tuscan

“Tuscan Days VIII”

Carla goes on to explain, “My paintings are the product of my dreams and experiences.  They speak of hope and love, of mystery and delight.    My work expresses the harmony between individuals, between people and animals, people and nature, within a person’s soul.  They are colorful and sensual, reflecting the tropical beauty of my home and travels. The full spectrum of positive emotion echoes through my work.   Although the pieces express an optimistic attitude they are not naïve, rather they come from an understanding that pain and anxiety are part of life but joy is a more desirable place to dwell…. there is no gravity in my visual world. The figures often inhabit ambiguous spaces, places where earth, sky and water flow into one another and where light and darkness merge.  They are frequently caught in a moment of being or becoming, for it is in that moment that all dreams are possible.”

 

"Valentine"

“Valentine”

Color brings life to Carla’s imagery.  She works in acrylic, building layer upon layer of color.  With this layering technique  she is able to achieve a simple but complex depth. The process is always unfolding, always revealing more.  Strong color, shape and composition give impact to the imagery.  Her influences come from both traditional Western art and folk art.  The result is a blend and balance that is her own unique style.

 

Educated at Bennington College, Bennington, VT. BA in Art (1972) and Instituto Allende, Mexico MFA in Painting, Cum Laude. Assistantships in Printmaking (1979), Carla’s work is part of numerous Corporate Collections, including: Bessamer Venture Partners, McCormack and Dodge, Peabody and Brown, DeVries Direct Marketing Assistance Corp., Ingalls Quinn and Johnson, Goldstein and Manello, Kutak, Rock and Campbell, Boston Public Library, Hyatt Corporation, Fundacion Centro Cultural, Altos de Chavon , Worcester Art Museum ,Lotus Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Pan Pacific Hotels, Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD, Buck Law Group,  JFK Library, Washington, DC, University College, University of Maryland and Montgomery County MD Art in Public Places.

 

The Rickie Report knows that local organizations are often looking for speakers and would recommend contacting Carla.  Her art work and previous presentations across the US and abroad promise a fascinating program!  Her work is currently available at: Cove Gallery, Wellfleet, MA       Kolbo, Brookline, MA  and Gallery Galleon , Vieques, PR.  To contact Carla Golembe call   561 498-9185 , visit her  website: www.carlagolembe.com  or email   carlagolembe@gmail.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