Artist Debbie Mostel Turned “Hearts of Mirasol” Sculpture Into Major Fundraising Opportunity For Local Charities In Palm Beach County

Today, the Winter Solstice is known as “the darkest day of the year”. What better time to celebrate artist Debbie Mostel? Her “Hearts of Mirasol” Sculpture has brought hundreds of thousands of dollars to local charities in Palm Beach County. Let’s celebrate the light that she brings to the community!  The Rickie Report shares the behind-the-scenes photos, details and an interview with Debbie Mostel.

 

 

Debbie Mostel’s

 

 

“Hearts    of    Mirasol”    Sculpture

 

 

 

“Hearts of Mirasol” sculpture by Debbie Mostel

 

Debbie Mostel is a multi-talented artist who has won numerous awards with her sculptures and designs and whose jewelry has been worn by celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, January Jones, Laverne Cox, Christie Brinkley, Patti LaBelle, Emily Blunt and many others. Yet something she always wanted to do was to turn her love of art – sculptures, in particular – into a powerful way to raise substantial funds for charitable organizations.

 

 

Debbie Mostel and Valerie Crosson

 

Valerie Crosson had a great track record for commissioning fantastic, large, highly visible sculptures that help raise millions of dollars for charitable causes. Following her previous success with the UNICEF Snowflake, which hangs in Manhattan above 5th Avenue at 57th Street, she joined The Mirasol Foundation board for 2020-21.  With guidance from the Palm Beach Cultural Council, Valerie contacted 7 regional artists – including Debbie Mostel – and issued a Request for Proposals to create a piece with “hanging hearts” to help reunite the residents of the Mirasol community, many of whom felt disconnected due to social gathering restrictions due to COVID.

 

Valerie and Debbie found a bond and similarities in their vision for the piece. Valerie recommended Debbie and the board approved. Then Debbie spent six months working on the sculpture. Debbie said she was “driven by the importance of giving back to our local community affected by Covid – and giving the Mirasol community a legacy sculpture that would renew that sense of oneness every time it was viewed.” It is now a permanent installation in the entrance of the Club.

 

 

The idea was to use “hanging hearts” as a centerpiece for a major fundraising effort – largely because the onset of the COVID pandemic made traditional fundraising methods impractical.

 

 

Initial Drawings for “Hearts of Mirasol” by Debbie Mostel

 

 

Putting   It   Together….

Top: Five 1’’ thick, 6’ wide, 5’ tall furniture-grade laser cut Lucite make up the “Tree/Wave”

Middle: The garden has 149 clear hand-blown glass nautilus and spheroid forms; the beginnings of all life.

Bottom: 850 Czechoslovakian cut crystal hearts in 7 layers in the form of an electrocardiogram with a big M for Mirasol in the center.

The sculpture is in a state of perpetual illumination, which you can’t help but be drawn into its tranquil beauty.

 

 

 

Debbie Mostel working with glass components for “Hearts of Mirasol” Sculpture

 

On the finished work, each of the 850 hearts represents an individual donor and the amounts donated varied from $150 up to $5000; a total in the hundreds of thousands of dollars was raised. Once it was unveiled, Valerie said the piece is a “great success, connecting people at a time when we couldn’t be together” and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to benefit area charities.

 

 

Debbie Mostel working on the structure for “Hearts of Mirasol” Sculpture

 

 

 

 

A video on the building of the sculpture can be seen on Debbie Mostel’s website:

 https://www.debbiemosteldesigns.com/

 

 

 

 

Close-up of 850 Czechoslovakian cut crystal hearts in 7 layers in the form of an electrocardiogram with a big ‘M’ for Mirasol in the center.

 

 

Q   &   A   with   Debbie   Mostel

 

Q: Who are some of your favorite artists?

D.M.:  H.C. Westerman ( Humor and moral commentary), Frida Kahlo ( Honesty), Georgia O’Keeffe (Sensual examination of Nature), Beth Lipman (She is brave), Everything at Burning Man, and Keith Haring (Everything).

 

Q: What inspired you for your Hearts of Mirasol design?

D.M.: While talking with Valerie Crosson (director of fundraising and Chair of the Hearts of Mirasol Campaign), we spoke of the core values concerning the project, the importance of giving back to our local community affected by Covid and giving the Mirasol community a legacy sculpture that would renew that sense of oneness every time it was viewed. (It is now a permanent installation in the entrance of the Club!) 

 

She just asked me to design something with 450 to 850 hearts that would represent the donors to the piece. That was it. I thought about how living in Palm Beach County we all have a connection to the ocean, our beaches, our hurricanes, the rising tides… you can’t trivialize the relationship. Then I thought about the “Tree of Life,” windblown – like on the California coast – and combining it with a wave felt utterly compelling.  The piece is a triptych.  The “Heartbeat of Mirasol” was an inspiration that took 6 months to build.

 

 

Debbie Mostel’s Design in progress 

 

Q: What is your driving passion in making your art designs? Is there any reason you choose one medium over another? 

D.M.: I would have to say light and emotion. All my work has a message of humor, nature, ecology, or human experiences. I love working with ancient and futuristic components, the contrast and conversion, especially with metal and glass.

 

Q: What is a piece of art you want to make that is on your bucket list?

D.M.: I have no bucket list except to keep exploring and growing as an artist and a human…sounds corny but true.

 

Q: You clearly love the theme of water. Where did that come from and how do you communicate your passion for that in your works of art?

D.M.: Growing up on the ocean on Eastern Long Island, a crowded day you could spot 20 people as far as you could see! I would be in my p.j.’s on the beach eating cheerios. I loved the solitude. I could walk or swim for miles without seeing a soul. I was fearless (and naive). Up with the sunrise, taking note of tides and horseshoe crabs, sea glass and shells. I started making art on the beach with what washed ashore at a very young age.

 

 

Close-up of “The Garden” area of Debbie Mostel’s sculpture

 

All Photos courtesy of  Richard McConnell

 

 

 

 

About      Debbie      Mostel:

 

 

 

 

Debbie Mostel at The Breakers

Debbie Lee Mostel, a longtime resident of Palm Beach Gardens, is a designer/artist who is also a science-based thinker and who sees wonder in every drop of water and every blade of grass. It is this sense of curiosity that Debbie thrives on, exploring new mediums and continually growing as an artist. Debbie’s career has incorporated painting, contemporary fine art, sculpture, jewelry design, and kinetics! 

 

During a charmed 15-year career as a fashion jewelry designer, retailers such as Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom carried some of her designs and Debbie’s designs were featured in publications such as The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

 

 

Debbie Mostel at International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium , 2019

 

 

After Debbie took time off to raise her son the urge to create beckoned and she went back to college for landscape design and a new career. But working in the gardens pulled her back to her roots as a sculptor, painter, and jewelry design. 

 

Her national recognition is underscored by artist and writer, Bruce Helander, who said, “Mostel takes the viewer on an anything-goes journey.” Debbie’s artistry has been recognized internationally and nationally in juried exhibitions with three Best in Show awards, four First Place awards, and numerous other awards. 

 

In between these exhibits, Debbie worked for Tom Matthews, an event planner in Palm Beach, as their Resident Artist, creating hanging light sculptures in Mar a Lago and Mosaic topiaries for the Surf Club as well as creating special environments for the Flagler Museum, Breakers, Brazilian Court and Colony Hotel. The Norton Museum of Art has featured Debbie in their Art After Dark series. She had been a member of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), Lighthouse ArtCenter, The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and Artists of Palm Beach County. 

 

 

 

Debbie Mostel

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE HEARTS OF MIRASOL SCULPTURE :

  • The sculpture is one of a kind and was designed and created by Debbie Lee Mostel, with support from Globadyne Production and Design. The “Hearts of Mirasol” sculpture is 6’ wide, 16” deep and 8’ high. It features a dramatic 5’ tall tree blowing in the wind, forming the crest of a Florida ocean wave also evoking the form of The Tree of Life – thus, a cresting willow.

 

  • The Tree of Life sits in a garden where 140 hand blown nautilus shapes emerge like crocus flowers in early Spring, representing the natural landscaping of Mirasol.

 

  • The base of the sculpture features 850 hanging Svarovski and Czechoslovakian cut crystal hearts in the form of an EKG, the heartbeat of the community of Mirasol. Each heart represents the donors.

 

  • Although very subdued, the heartbeat forms an /M’ for The Mirasol Foundation. Scattered throughout the piece are 26 iridescent hearts which represent the higher-level donors and one very special light blue heart, which represents the management and staff of Mirasol and the Mirasol Foundation. Special recognition goes to Valerie Crosson, whose vision is an integral part of this design.

 

 

ABOUT THE MIRASOL FOUNDATION INC. : 

The Mirasol Foundation, Inc. is a volunteer charitable organization established, directed, and supported by the residents of Mirasol in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The mission of The Mirasol Foundation is to raise, administer and distribute funds to civic, cultural, educational, social and health-related non-profit, section 501(C)(3) organizations in Palm Beach County and surrounding communities. More information about the foundation can be found on their website, https://www.mirasolcc.com/mfi.

 

 

 

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Jane Tracy’s Legacy Raises Awareness Through Art By Supporting Women & Children. Peter Tracy Helps Artists’ Families Honor Loved Ones, Find Closure, And Make The World A Better Place

Artist Jane Tracy left behind hundreds of original paintings.  Her family discovered them in storage shortly after her death and quickly realized the role art could play in raising awareness for those in need.  They donated a significant collection to various organizations to assist in their fundraising efforts. Jane’s husband, Peter, is working to help other families honor their beloved late artists and find closure. He welcomes inquiries from others in a similar situation. The Rickie Report shares a story of gratitude and continued giving.

 

 

 

ORIGINAL      WORKS     by    JANE     TRACY:

 

 

 

RAISING     AWARENESS     THROUGH     ART

 

 

Honoring Late Artist’s Wishes to Support Women & Children

Helping Families with Deceased Artist’s Inventory

 

 

“Around The Playground” by Jane Tracy

 

 

The award winning artist exhibited her paintings, during her lifetime, at a variety of museums and galleries throughout the Northeast and in South Florida. The bold, powerful and vivid abstract art, reflective of the joy that fueled Jane Tracy’s creative process, are now supporting women and children. Led by husband Peter Tracy, The Estate of Artist Jane Tracy strives to honor her memory and her wishes. 

 

“She was a teacher, a prolific artist, and she was passionate about helping women, children and families,” says husband Peter Tracy.  “We couldn’t believe the number of paintings we found in storage.  She left instructions in her will that her work should be donated to help others but it wasn’t easy,” points out Peter.

 

 

“Floating” by Jane Tracy

 

 

He had no precedent and there was no roadmap to guide his mission to fulfill his wife’s wishes. After dozens of phone calls, meetings and hurdles, he identified a few organizations that could benefit from Jane’s paintings and they enthusiastically embraced his offer, ultimately donating more than 400 original abstract paintings.

 

“Jane’s artwork is not just a donation to us, but it’s about making a difference in the children’s lives,” affirms Melissa Vera, Development Manager, Family Resource Center of South Florida, Inc.  “We have successfully featured Jane Tracy’s artwork in our fundraising efforts which support our mission and programs that help children.”

 

 

Peter created the video “Van Gogh & Jane” to raise awareness and promote the sale of her paintings.

 

 

The process was an eye opener for Peter, he wasn’t the only one with inventory from a deceased artist. He plans to share his experience so that others can honor their loved ones and find closure. He has already acquired a domain for deceased artists inventory.  “I’m in the process of a creating a website where family members and non-profits could connect and help each other,” explains Peter.  He welcomes inquiries from others in a similar situation.

 

In the meantime, Jane Tracy’s family is encouraged by the successful fundraising efforts of these organizations and is committed to promoting the concept of supporting those in need through art. 

 

 

“On Good Terms” by Jane Tracy

 

“People love to purchase art at fundraisers to be able to give back to nonprofit organizations while being able to get art for themselves,” says Melissa Vera, Development Manager, Family Resource Center of South Florida, Inc. “We encourage family members of deceased artists who find themselves with inventory to reach out to non-profits and organizations in their communities, just as Peter Tracy did.”

 

“People can make a difference if they want to,” points out Peter Tracy.  “We hope the public will consider purchasing an original painting to help women and children, which was very important to Jane.”

 

To explore original paintings by Jane Tracy and support women and children through her art please go to www.JaneTracyArt.  Stay tuned for the Deceased Artist’s Inventory site currently under construction.

 

 

“Oh So Taxing” by Jane Tracy

 

 

About Jane Tracy

Award winning artist Jane Tracy was a creative force her entire life.  She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Central Michigan University and went on to teach art in Montpelier, VT.  In 1968 she married Peter Tracy and continued her life’s journey as an artist. Her experiences were diverse. She worked in advertising and as a studio potter Jane created functional stoneware that was sold throughout the eastern United States. In 1972 she became a potter-in-residence at the Guilford Art Center in Guilford, CT.  The dynamic and vibrant artist opened Curious Jane’s Restaurant in 1977 with great success through 1981. She even designed the couple’s home in Branford, CT, which was featured in a variety of publications. She launched her career as a painter in 1985; her passion for color, texture and movement apparent in each of the hundreds of abstract paintings she ultimately created. Jane’s art is powerful and vivid, reflective of the joy that fueled her creative process.

Jane divided her time between her homes in South Florida and Connecticut.  She participated in a variety of juried shows and exhibited her work in numerous art centers, galleries and museums throughout South Florida, including the Armory Art Center in 2015 and 2016.

 

Jane was a signature member of the Artists’ Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art and the Guilford Art League; a member of the Broward Art Guild, Creative Arts Workshop, Madison Art League, Palm Beach Watercolor Society,  Florida Watercolor Society; New Haven Paint and Clay Club,  International Society of Experimental Artists, WITVA Women in the Visual Arts, International Society of Acrylic Painters, National Association of Women Artists, Connecticut Women Artists and a founding member of the Blue Moon Group.

 

As a lifelong advocate for women’s rights and children, Jane would be thrilled to know her paintings will benefit charitable organizations that serve those in need.

 

Jane’s Artist Statement

Making art is always a challenge. The sensory involvement and visceral stimulation needed  requires a commitment – a commitment to struggle through the process – enjoying the moments of success and triumphing over the ever-present grind of making compositional selections of color, line, value or shape.

 

Non-representational paintings compel me to surrender to my intuition and to trust my inner-urge to experiment. The process of continually making choices and decisions– what to add, what to keep, what to eliminate, what to repeat and ultimately, when to stop–is both  daunting and exhilarating.

 

The thrill of a uniquely textured surface, the contrasting interplay of warm and cool colors, the surprise of unplanned subtleties are some of the factors in my highly personal, solitary painting experiences that inspire me each time I begin a new painting. The knowledge that there will always be another blank surface for me to paint serves as my ultimate inspiration.

 

 

 

“Lunar Expression” by Jane Tracy

 

 

Supporting Women & Children Through Art:

 

You can support the following organizations with the purchase of an original Jane Tracy painting:

Family Resource Center of South Florida – www.frcflorida.org

Armory Art Center – www.armoryart.org

The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade – www.womensfundmiami.org

Additional Links:

 

www.JaneTracyArt.com

https://www.instagram.com/xxjane30xx/

 

Press:

 

https://www.therickiereport.com/2016/01/27/jane-tracy-is-featured-artist-at-boca-raton-library-friends-gallery/

https://emptyeasel.com/2011/10/12/jane-tracy-gloriously-colorful-abstract-paintings/

 

 

 

Media Notes:

To request an interview with Peter Tracy or high resolution images of Jane’s paintings please contact AnaBelle Ramos at anabelle@anabelleramos.com.

Peter Tracy can be contacted at opusmail@gmail.com.

 

 

 

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Sales From Estate Of Jane Tracy’s Original Artworks Will Benefit Armory Art Center May 14 – June 4

A magnificent, diverse collection of paintings, The Estate of Artist Jane Tracy: Exhibition & Sale, opens May 14 at the Armory Art Center. All works are for sale and proceeds will benefit the Armory.  The vibrant exhibition of original works will be on display through June 4 at the Armory Art Center’s Montgomery Hall.  The galleries are Free and Open to the Public.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this event and shares some memories of Jane’s constant creative energy and her legacy. 

 

 

 

Armory Art Center Campus
811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

Sales  from  Estate  of  Original  Works  

 

To   benefit  Armory   Art   Center

 

By   the   late   artist   Jane   Tracy

On   View   and   For   Sale

 

 

 

Friday, May 14th

Free  Opening  Reception  and  Preview

 5:30  – 7:30  pm

 RSVP here

 

 

 

Facial coverings and temperature checks required for admission. The Armory Art Center’s galleries are free and open to the public.

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm ; Saturdays 10 am – Noon; Closed Sundays and Mondays.

Exhibition and sale is available  May 14 – June 4, 2021

 

Jane’s husband Peter Tracy donated many of her paintings to charity. “As a lifelong advocate for women’s rights and children, Jane would be thrilled to know her paintings will benefit charitable organizations that serve those in need,” said Tracy.

 

 

“The knowledge that there will always be another blank surface for me to paint serves as my ultimate inspiration. To paint is to bring joy to my life.
To paint is to touch my soul, I live to paint…with a joyful soul.” – Jane Tracy

 

 

Award winning artist Jane Tracy was a creative force her entire life. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Central Michigan University and went on to teach art in Montpelier, Vermont. In 1968 she married Peter Tracy and continued her life’s journey as an artist. Her experiences were diverse. She worked in advertising and as a studio potter Jane created functional stoneware that was sold throughout the eastern United States. In 1972 she became a potter-in-residence at the Guilford Art Center in Guilford, Connecticut.

 

 

 

The dynamic and vibrant artist opened Curious Jane’s Restaurant in 1977 with great success through 1981. She even designed the couple’s home in Branford, Connecticut, which was featured in a variety of publications. She launched her career as a painter in 1985; her passion for color, texture and movement apparent in each of the hundreds of abstract paintings she ultimately created. Jane’s art is powerful and vivid, reflective of the joy that fueled her creative process. www.JaneTracyArt.com

 

Jane Tracy’s Artist Statement:

Making art is always a challenge. The sensory involvement and visceral stimulation needed, requires a commitment – a commitment to struggle through the process – enjoying the moments of success and triumphing over the ever-present grind of making compositional selections of color, line, value or shape.

 

Non-paintings compel me to surrender to my intuition and to trust my inner-urge to experiment. The process of continually making choices and decisions– what to add, what to keep, what to eliminate, what to repeat and ultimately, when to stop–is both daunting and exhilarating.

 

The thrill of a uniquely textured surface, the contrasting interplay of warm and cool colors, the surprise of unplanned subtleties are some of the factors in my highly personal, solitary painting experiences that inspire me each time I begin a new painting. The knowledge that there will always be another blank surface for me to paint serves as my ultimate inspiration.

 

 

About the Armory Art Center:

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber & textiles, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

 

 

For information, visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832.1776

The Armory Art Center is located at 811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

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Sculptor, Kinetic Creator, And Fine Artist Debbie Lee Mostel Shares Her Quirky New “Wonder Sponge” Bringing Delight To Our Chores

Debbie Lee Mostel is a science-based thinker/designer/artist who sees wonder in every drop of water and behind every blade of grass.  Her awards for kinetic designs, art-in-public places commissions, forward-looking  jewelry, sculptures, and paintings all point to her drive for innovation. Her inventive nature and lack of tolerance for wastefulness has culminated in “Debbie’s Wonder Sponge”!  Debbie shows us how to take the drudgery out of cleaning up a mess by adding her unique twist of creativity.  The Rickie Report shares the details and photos here while we marvel at this serious artist’s unending capacity for joy, humor and practicality!

 

 

 

 

 

Debbie Lee Mostel’s training with master goldsmith Ellen Broker and master silversmith Hans Christensen of Denmark gave her the base for transforming her creative ideas into solid businesses. Early in Debbie’s career, after a stint at Tiffany’s, she formed her own company. Her work in the wholesale jewelry business brought her acclaim with designs being carried by Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Henri Bendel, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Her jewelry was seen in many Richard Avedon fashion photographs. Debbie has sold her one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry (many made from lamp worked glass she created) at the prestigious juried Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show.

 

 

 

Debbie Lee Mostel’s Wonder Sponges!

 

 

 

Debbie tells The Rickie Report, “I’m the type of artist/designer that thrives on exploring new mediums. Like the shark…I have to keep moving. My formal education started with Metal and Glass, decades later I found myself in a fruitful career of painting and sculpture as well.  My sense of curiosity is what I thrive on, exploring new mediums and continually growing as an artist”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  Your formal education (BFA California College of the Arts and Pratt Institute in New York) began in metal and glass, under the tutelage of glass visionary Marvin Lipofsky (student of Harvey Littleton) and included workshops with Dale Chihuly. You have a fruitful career that has incorporated painting, sculpture, and kinetics! Most of us know you as a fine artist who has garnered awards and accolades to fill albums.  What brought you to designing a sponge?

DLM:

So remember that floor mop in the form of slippers? Good concept but ugly and inconvenient. Enter my beautiful sloppy dog named Lucky. He drinks from his bowl, slobbers down his chin, drips all over the house and looks at me, and says “Mom help, I’m a mess. My face is wet, the floor is an embarrassment, what can you do?” After years of exhaustingly wasting paper towels, bending, and wiping,  I thought of that slipper and said to myself “ I can design something better. Something easy to use, cost-effective, and aesthetically appealing”.

 

 

Debbie Lee Mostel’s Wonder Sponges!

 

 

TRR:  Taking spinning VCR motors, trap doors, wind-up toys, and even a Slinky, you caught the attention of Tom Shadyac, director of many Jim Carey movies with one of your Globe series.  Please take us through your process with these sponges.

 

 

DLM:

After months of trial and error, I came up with Debbie’s Wonder Sponge. Friends and neighbors all wanted one (or two), so I introduced the Sponge at trade shows where I exhibit my Designer Jewelry. When I demonstrated the sponges on a piece of linoleum, they started flying out the door!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRR: In between exhibits, you worked for Tom Matthews, an event planner in Palm Beach as their Resident Artist creating hanging light sculptures at Mar a Lago and mosaic topiaries for the Surf Club. You’ve created specialty environments for the Flagler Museum, Breakers, Brazilian Court, and Colony Hotel, to name a few. Debbie’s Wonder Sponges ARE clever and pretty.  How have people reacted?

 

 

DLM:

 

The only complaint I’ve gotten so far is that some people think they are too pretty to get dirty. Nonsense! It’s functional art.  Now customers are buying 6 or 8 at a time to give as gifts.

Debbie’s Wonder Sponge! “You’ll wonder how you lived without it!”

Don’t waste money on paper towels for all those little clean-up needs.

Machine wash and dry. Handpainted with acrylic fabric paint so will NEVER run, fade or crack.

A functional piece of little art that helps you enjoy a happy, healthy home.

Leave it by the sink for a quick cleanup of water spots then spray a little disinfectant on the counter and WOOSH…happy and healthy.

Leave it on the floor, step on it and PUSH!!!!…water spots and spills instantly gone. From water dispenser to sloppy dog!

 

 

 

Debbie Lee Mostel’s Wonder Sponges!

 

 

TRR:  Where are you selling them?

DLM:  On my Etsy site – and shipping is free!

 

 

More about Debbie Lee Mostel:

 The Norton Museum of Art has featured Debbie in their Art After Dark series. She is a member of National Association go Women Artists (NAWA), Lighthouse ArtCenter, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, and Artists of Palm Beach County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Genie Appel-Cohen’s Classes In Colored Pencil, Painting (All Mediums), And Colored Pencil & Mixed Media Begin October 27 With A New Session November 17

Are you feeling intimidated to take an art class?  Fret no longer! Genie Appel-Cohen is offering Colored Pencil Classes, Colored Pencil & Mixed Media Classes, and Painting Classes (all mediums) via Zoom with a size limit of 8 students per class. The three-week sessions begin October 27 and another session begins November 17. Due to the Pandemic, and at the urging of her students, Genie has created an unusually successful Zoom platform for artists in all 2 dimensional mediums. When we show you some of the artwork by her students, you will understand what makes Genie such a valued teacher. From the comfort of your home, set aside your inhibitions.  Join one of Genie’s classes!  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks of her students and her own artworks.

 

 

 

 

 

ART    CLASSES    WITH

Genie  Appel-Cohen

 

 

Genie Appel-Cohen 

954 290-6430    www.artbyappel.com

 

 

Genie Appel-Cohen has shown her artworks several times at the Tate Gallery (London, England) and she is one of the few American artists listed in the Tate archives!  In addition, she was one of only thirty artists, nationwide, to be invited by the U.S. Department of the Interior, to paint en plein air in Montana’s National Parks.

 

 

 

“Climate” Oil Painting by Genie Appel-Cohen

 

 

Genie Appel-Cohen tells The Rickie Report, “There are many great artists, and many great teachers; but to be an art teacher, a good one, requires skills not taught in any school.  There is no one more vulnerable or brave than a new art student.  They come to me, full of hope and yearning, and I take that responsibility very seriously.  Each person is precious. I need to learn just who they are, how best to teach them, and to support them completely, (every step of the way); on this wonderful journey, we call art.  That for me, is a mission and the blessing of my life”.  When you view some of the artworks by her students, you will see how this nurturing focus brings out the best in them! Due to the Pandemic, and at the urging of her students, Genie has created an unusually successful Zoom platform for artists in all 2 dimensional mediums.  

 

 

 

Student artworks Left to Right: Marla Friedman, Fran Fran Starkman

 

 

 

Genie tells us, “Each painting is a story where the artist invites the viewer to become part of their inner world.  My work is an invitation to engage you in a conversation.  I use paint, or pencil to reveal hidden meaning; not just in my life, but in yours as well.  I usually work in a series so I can explore one idea, but in different ways.   My hope is that I can make a connection, and that you might say, “Oh yes, I see”, or,   “Yes, I felt that, too.” This might be one small part of our mutual humanity; but for me, it is everything”.

Student artworks Left to Right: Linda Solomon, Judith Rostenne

 

 

 

CLASS      SCHEDULE:

 

 Limited 8 students per class

 

Upcoming Sessions:

  October 27, 28, 29    

November 17, 18, 19

 

 

Tuesday Morning Colored Pencil Class, 10-12:30 pm

Wednesday Afternoon Colored Pencil & Mixed Media, 1-3:30 pm

Thursday Morning Painting (all mediums), 10-12:30 pm

Basic 3 week zoom class:$125.00

Basic 3 week zoom class with 1 Teacher/student ½ hour intensive zoom session: $160.00

Basic 3 week zoom class with 2 Teacher/student ½ hour intensive zoom sessions:$195.00

 

Registration requested (4) days before class begins.

Call to Register:     954 290-6430

 

 

“Blind Horse Rising” Acrylic by Genie Appel-Cohen

 

Genie’s work is in corporate collections including: The Prudential Insurance Company, Interior’s by Steven G., Agent’s Umbrella Group, Platinum Luxury Action, and The Hormel Meat Company. Her artwork was published in, “An Invitation to Prayer,” written by the late Rabbi Shoni Labowitz. In addition, she was featured on the cover of City Link Magazine, as ‘one of the most unforgettable artists of the year’.

 

 

 

Her series, “Elements” at The Coral Springs Museum of Art,” was proclaimed by art writer Candice Russell, as “profound renderings with deep psychological undercurrents.” Her expressionist work is rendered in oil, oil pastels, acrylics, and colored pencil. Her work encompasses both conventional and non-conventional subjects.

 

 

“The Ballet Dancer” Colored Pencil by Genie Appel-Cohen

 

 

Genie was the former owner of  “The Art Implosion Workshops,” where she taught over 60 students for over 7 years. More recently, she has been part of the faculties at The Boca Museum Art School and at Coral Springs Museum of Art. As an art educator activist and workshop leader, she taught groups of gifted teen artists and created ground-breaking workshops to fast-tract artists of all ages toward successful career and personal achievement paths.

 

 

 

Award-winning painter, Genie Appel-Cohen is a Signature Member of The National Acrylic Painter’s Association, a past president of 2+3 The Artist’s Organization, a former board member of the National Association of Women Artist, Florida; and a committee member for Women in the Visual Arts.

For more information about classes or Genie’s art please contact:

Genie Appel-Cohen

The Inside A r t I s t

 

954 290-6430

 

www.artbyappel.com

www.Appel-Cohen.com
genie.insideartist@gmail.com

theinsideartist.blog/wordpress

 

 

 

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Deborah Bigeleisen Offers Virtual One-On-One Painting Lessons, From Novice To Established Artists

Deborah Bigeleisen‘s artworks are in private and corporate collections around the world.  What makes her distinctive is her ability to discuss art and teach techniques in a down-to-earth manner which not only brings you into her artworld, but expands yours! Artists, from beginners to established, will not only benefit but enjoy the One-On-One Virtual Painting Lessons she is offering.  Deborah includes time to get acquainted and see your current work. She then offers half hour or hour long lessons.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos of her newest works.  Have you always wanted to explore your creative voice?  Now is the time!

 

 

 

VIRTUAL    ONE-ON-ONE    PAINTING    LESSONS

 

WITH     INTERNATIONALLY     RENOWNED

 

ARTIST

 

DEBORAH     BIGELEISEN

   

 

Direct from my studio to your studio/workspace via Zoom

 

 

 

Deborah Bigeleisen working in her studio

 

 

Have you always wanted to explore YOUR  CREATIVE  VOICE?

“CREATIVITY is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” – Mary Lou Cook

 

 

 

Have You Wanted To TAKE Art Lessons ?

NOW is  THE TIME  !  

 

 

Deborah Bigeleisen Demonstrating for one of her Group Classes

 

 

Deborah Bigeleisen shares her excitement with The Rickie Report, ” I’m giving 1-on-1 painting lessons via Zoom from my studio to yours!  My approach is ideal for beginners and established artists as well.  We’ll paint together on a subject that inspires and excites you ~ if you are a serious artist or just want to have some fun being creative!  For those who are new to Zoom, I will coach you through the process, which is not intimidating.   Zoom allows you to “share”/see my monitor so that we can address specific points.

 

 

 

Here’s how the classes work:

 

 

FIRST:  We talk by phone, get acquainted,  and talk about your goals. Then we arrange a lesson time.

We’ll also talk about materials, what you have, or if you are starting from scratch.

You can use either acrylic or oil paints.

SECOND:  You will text me or email me a jpg of the image that you want to paint along with a few words as to why you like it.  If you want to work on a painting in progress, and you are stuck, tell me why.

THIRD: When the lesson goes live:

I’ll be prepared in my studio to demonstrate any number of things from how to start a painting from a blank canvas, to showing you how to effectively use different size and shaped brushes, and how to achieve many different effects whether you are working in acrylics or oils.

I also use Photoshop as a teaching tool, and will have your work already uploaded to work on.

 

Cost:

Initial complimentary 1/2hr. session to get acquainted and for you to get a feeling for how the class works.

1/2 hr session: $30 

1 hour session: $50

Classes must be booked and paid for at least 24 hrs in advance

Payment:

Payment is required in advance of the session via Zelle or PayPal  or via her web site  www.deborahbigeleisen.com

For Zelle, just download the app to your phone and follow the prompts; it is cell number driven.

 

Email: info@deborahbigeleisen.com     

    561.351.8755   

      www.deborahbigeleisen.com

 

 

        Deborah Bigeleisen working in her studio

 

 

 

See all of the information on the Painting Classes Menu Tab on my website:

 www.deborahbigeleisen.com

And……..

LET’S   START   PAINTING !!!

         

Deborah Bigeleisen’s Workspace

Here’s the link to the video…

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ek2bq5JNDo2RyRc87

 

 

 

 

Deborah’s paintings are included in corporate and private collections world-wide. They have been published in fine art books, and featured in influential magazines such as Architectural Digest, Art & Antiques, and Florida Design.  My work has been juried into numerous museum exhibitions including the Boca Raton Museum of Art, The Platt/Bornstein Galleries at American Jewish University in Los Angeles, and the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center in Brooklyn, NY. My paintings are sold through fine art galleries and international contemporary art fairs across the United States. Please visit my web site to see the full range of my work   www.deborahbigeleisen.com

 

561.351.8755

Email: info@deborahbigeleisen.com         

Website:   www.deborahbigeleisen.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Change of Date (Due To Hurricane Dorian) At Kling Gallery. Meet Lynn Morgan On Friday, September 13

The Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor located in Stuart, FL announces the month of September’s Featured Guest Artist, Lynn Morgan. Art lovers will appreciate her pastels, featuring a fresh representational abstract style.  The public is invited to a Free Opening Reception on Friday, September 13.  Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, the wonderful wine boutique and meet the artists!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  In addition to wall art, browse the hand made furniture, home accessories, and the wine bar!  Please note the date change due to Hurricane Dorian’s upcoming visit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

723 Colorado Plaza  Stuart, FL 34994

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

772-678-6949    www.klinggallerystuart.com

 

 

 

 

Original Paintings

Napa- Style Tasting Room

Custom Furniture 

Home Decor

 

 

MEET    LYNN   MORGAN

 

Opening Reception:

 

 

 

Friday, September 13

5 – 7:00  PM  

Artist Talk During Reception

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTIST:

 

 

 

For Lynn Morgan, creating art is an integral part of her philosophy of being consciously aware of the world around her.  Lynn has been creating art all of her life.  Until her retirement from the corporate world, art was one of her hobbies, but it was the only hobby that she never tired of.  She knew that when she retired, she would reinvent herself as an artist, and that’s what she did.  By attending classes and workshops, she learned techniques that have evolved over the years from realistic renderings to a much more abstract style.  Lynn loves to travel the world and is considered quite the adventurer by her friends.  Her works are inspired by the sights and sounds of her travels to various parts of the world.

 

 

 

“Approaching Dream” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

Lynn painted with acrylics and watercolors until she was introduced to pastels.  She was hooked on the look of the pastel sticks, the feel of the medium in her hand with no brush as a go-between, and the brilliant color that clings to the tooth of the paper.  She has studied with Miroslav Antic, Terri Ford, Casey Klahn, Jen Evenhus, Aline Ordman and Tony Allain. 

 

 

 

“Sarlat, Market Day”  by  Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

Lynn is now a full-time artist. Her style continues to move toward more abstraction in both landscape and figurative works.  She tells The Rickie Report, ” Before I begin a painting, I already have an idea in my head about the subject matter.  That idea is often inspired by photos taken on one of my adventures, but it is always my intention to use photos only as an initial idea.  Since color is my primary passion, I will select a color palette based loosely on the subject but more on what colors I am in love with that day”.

 

 

Lynn explains, “I begin with a loose sketch of my subject using a dark hard pastel.  Then I block in dark and light shapes with hard pastels, usually in a color complementary to my final color scheme, and usually with a very bright color for the lights.  At this point, I will wash over the entire underpainting with denatured alcohol which creates the lovely drips, splashes and patterns that I will incorporate into the finished painting.

 

 

“Mangrove Madonna” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

The emotion of the painting begins with the application of soft pastel colors.   She tells us, “This is where I let my awareness of the beauty of brilliant color shine.With every stroke of the pastel stick, I find delight in the tiny flecks of pure color that remain on the surface of the paper.When I think the painting is complete, I leave it on the easel until the next day, when I will undoubtedly see adjustments or additions that need to be made.I will study the piece and ask myself a series of questions about design and composition.Does the work convey the emotion I felt when I saw the scene in person? Does it convey the emotion I felt when I imagined the idea?Depending upon my response to these questions, I will then make further adjustments or declare it complete and sign it. My goal is that my work expresses my quest to consciously understand my spiritual self to participate in creating a personal and collective reality for the world around me”.

 

 

 

“Light at the End” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

Lynn has a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management.  She ultimately became a single mother, so the ability to support her daughter became the driving force in her life, although painting remained a hobby.  She tried flying a plane, playing guitar and piano, playing golf, SCUBA diving and sailing, but she always came back to painting.   

 

 

She is a signature member of the National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A), the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Florida Artists Group (FLAG) and Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA).  She is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America.  She exhibits both locally and nationally and has won awards at several exhibits.  Lynn is currently represented by GalleryVibe in Naples, FL, and she teaches pastel classes and workshops at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL.

Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor

723 Colorado Plaza   Stuart, FL34994

772-678-6949

www.klinggallerystuart.com

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Kling Gallery Wine & Decor Features Pastel Artist Lynn Morgan Through September. Public Is Invited To Free Opening Reception On Thursday, September 5

The Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor located in Stuart, FL announces the month of September’s Featured Guest Artist, Lynn Morgan. She is a smart and talented pastel artist with a fresh representational abstract style.  The public is invited to a Free Opening Reception on Thursday, September 5.  Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, the wonderful wine boutique and meet the artists!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  In addition to wall art, browse the hand made furniture, home accessories, and the wine bar!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

723 Colorado Plaza  Stuart, FL 34994

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

772-678-6949    www.klinggallerystuart.com

 

 

 

 

Original Paintings

Napa- Style Tasting Room

Custom Furniture 

Home Decor

 

 

MEET    LYNN   MORGAN

 

Opening Reception:

 

 

 

Thursday, September 5

5 – 7:00  PM  

Artist Talk During Reception

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTIST:

 

 

 

For Lynn Morgan, creating art is an integral part of her philosophy of being consciously aware of the world around her.  Lynn has been creating art all of her life.  Until her retirement from the corporate world, art was one of her hobbies, but it was the only hobby that she never tired of.  She knew that when she retired, she would reinvent herself as an artist, and that’s what she did.  By attending classes and workshops, she learned techniques that have evolved over the years from realistic renderings to a much more abstract style.  Lynn loves to travel the world and is considered quite the adventurer by her friends.  Her works are inspired by the sights and sounds of her travels to various parts of the world.

 

 

 

“Approaching Dream” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

Lynn painted with acrylics and watercolors until she was introduced to pastels.  She was hooked on the look of the pastel sticks, the feel of the medium in her hand with no brush as a go-between, and the brilliant color that clings to the tooth of the paper.  She has studied with Miroslav Antic, Terri Ford, Casey Klahn, Jen Evenhus, Aline Ordman and Tony Allain. 

 

 

 

“Sarlat, Market Day”  by  Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

Lynn is now a full-time artist. Her style continues to move toward more abstraction in both landscape and figurative works.  She tells The Rickie Report, ” Before I begin a painting, I already have an idea in my head about the subject matter.  That idea is often inspired by photos taken on one of my adventures, but it is always my intention to use photos only as an initial idea.  Since color is my primary passion, I will select a color palette based loosely on the subject but more on what colors I am in love with that day”.

 

 

Lynn explains, “I begin with a loose sketch of my subject using a dark hard pastel.  Then I block in dark and light shapes with hard pastels, usually in a color complementary to my final color scheme, and usually with a very bright color for the lights.  At this point, I will wash over the entire underpainting with denatured alcohol which creates the lovely drips, splashes and patterns that I will incorporate into the finished painting.

 

 

“Mangrove Madonna” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

The emotion of the painting begins with the application of soft pastel colors.   She tells us, “This is where I let my awareness of the beauty of brilliant color shine.With every stroke of the pastel stick, I find delight in the tiny flecks of pure color that remain on the surface of the paper.When I think the painting is complete, I leave it on the easel until the next day, when I will undoubtedly see adjustments or additions that need to be made.I will study the piece and ask myself a series of questions about design and composition.Does the work convey the emotion I felt when I saw the scene in person? Does it convey the emotion I felt when I imagined the idea?Depending upon my response to these questions, I will then make further adjustments or declare it complete and sign it. My goal is that my work expresses my quest to consciously understand my spiritual self to participate in creating a personal and collective reality for the world around me”.

 

 

 

“Light at the End” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

Lynn has a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management.  She ultimately became a single mother, so the ability to support her daughter became the driving force in her life, although painting remained a hobby.  She tried flying a plane, playing guitar and piano, playing golf, SCUBA diving and sailing, but she always came back to painting.   

 

 

She is a signature member of the National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A), the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Florida Artists Group (FLAG) and Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA).  She is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America.  She exhibits both locally and nationally and has won awards at several exhibits.  Lynn is currently represented by GalleryVibe in Naples, FL, and she teaches pastel classes and workshops at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL.

Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor

723 Colorado Plaza   Stuart, FL34994

772-678-6949

www.klinggallerystuart.com

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Special Reception & Exhibit At Center For Creative Education Features National Association of Women Artists Florida Chapter’s “The Influence Of Frida Kahlo On Contemporary Art”

The National Association of Women Artists, Florida Chapter invites the public to “The Influence of Frida Kahlo on Contemporary Art”.  The exhibition includes artworks of NAWAFL artists, as they used elements of Kahlo’s work to inspire their own. The Opening Reception takes place on Friday, April 12 in the Sallie & Berton Korman Gallery at the Center for Creative Education. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
T: (561) 805-9927       cceflorida.org

 

P R E S E N T S:

 

 

National Association of Women Artists

 Florida Chapter

“The Influence of Frida Kahlo

On Contemporary Art”  

 

 

 

Special Public Reception

Friday, April 12, 2019

6:00 to 8:00 pm

$10 Entry for Charity

 

 

Artwork by Eileen Shaloum

At

 

The Sallie & Berton Korman Gallery at Center for Creative Education

425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

(561) 805-9927

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Director of In-House Operations

JonathonO@cceflorida.org

Exhibition is free to the public during regular gallery hours:  Monday – Friday 10am to 4pm

Exhibit runs April 8 through May 30, 2019

 

 

 

Artwork by Roberta Millman

 

The National Association of Women Artists, Florida Chapter exhibits within the Sallie & Berton Korman Gallery at the Center For Creative Education.  “The Influence of Frida Kahlo on Contemporary Art” inspired NAWAFL artists to use the elements of Frida Kahlo’s work to inspire their own, contemporary artworks.  Our Exhibition Inspiration:  “I paint my own reality.  The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.” Frida Kahlo

 

 

Frida Kahlo’s artistic depiction of her reality was forged through her pain.   She had been crippled by polio at a very early age which severely stunted her right leg.  Later, while studying Medicine (at 18 years old), she was involved in and survived a horrific accident that resulted in smashing her legs (her right one had to be amputated), as well as breaking her back and receiving multiple internal injuries.  Yet she persevered and found her new direction, in life, through her art.  She lived her life unapologetic.  She never pretended to be something other than who she was.  She embraced her Mexican Heritage, she spoke her mind when it came to politics or matters of the heart.  And she painted through her pain.   It is her warrior spirit that resonates with so many women and artists today.

 

 

Featured Artists:

Amalia Brujis

Sara Davidson-Zigdon

Muffy Clark Gill

Janet Gold

Cassandra Gordon-Harris

Helene Kleiner

Diane Lublinski

Bobbi Mastrangelo

Jane McIntyre

Roberta Millman-Ide

Anabel Peicher

Patti Robbins

Debbie Rubin

Karen H. Salup

Beth Scher

Eileen Shaloum

Jill Sneidman

Pat Zalisko

 

 

Artwork by Karen H Salup

 

 

 

 

NAWA Florida Chapter: NAWA fosters public awareness of, and interest in, works of art with emphasis on fine art created by women and encourages the art work of new emerging artists.  Learn More Here: http://www.nawafl.org/about.php

 

NAWA: Founded in 1889 in New York City, the National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (NAWA) is the first professional women’s fine arts group, in the United States.    In 1995, the first NAWA Chapter was founded in Florida. The Florida Chapter extends the mission of our National Organization by providing highly visible Florida venues designing art education opportunities for its members and promoting art education to Florida communities; as well as encouraging the next generation of women artists to strive for even more visibility of women artists in the Art World. We invite you to learn more about our chapter by visiting our website at www.nawafl.org

 

 

 

 

 

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education
425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33406
561-805-9927

For more information about this event, classes, workshops or upcoming exhibits:

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery and Marketing Manager

JonathonO@cceflorida.org

State Issued Photo ID Required for Visit
T: (561) 805-9927 ext. 106   F: (561) 805-9929
W: cceflorida.org 

Empowering Students to Grow Academically, Creatively and Socially Through Arts-Based Education

 

 

 

 

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Learn Technique, Composition, And Structure Of Abstract Painting With Karen H. Salup. Develop Your Own Style And Voice With Two Separate Workshops: One Day Workshop At Arts Warehouse In Delray Beach On March 30, Four Session Workshop Begins April 4 At Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Award winning abstract artist, Karen H. Salup, is offering two workshop options locally: a One-Day workshop on Saturday, March 30 at the Arts Warehouse in Delray Beach and a separate  4 session workshop on abstract painting in Lake Worth at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery.  This is an opportunity to hone your skills or try something new!  Karen will teach you techniques, composition, and how to structure your own paintings!  Develop your own style and voice with Karen’s guidance.  The Rickie Report shares the details of how to register for the workshops and some of Karen’s paintings.

 

 

 

 

TWO    ABSTRACT     WORKSHOPS     WITH:

K A R E N     H.    S A L U P 

 

 

 

Work in Progress by Karen H. Salup

 

 

Art Lab Workshop:

Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Painting 

 

 

 

 

Saturday,  March 30, 2019

10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

$60.

Arts Warehouse

313 Northeast 3rd Street     Delray Beach, FL 33446

 

 

This Fun and Creative workshop where students will explore the free spirit and style of Abstract Acrylic Painting with Karen H. Salup.

This exciting workshop is all about learning how to capture a uniquely personal and expressive way of painting! Through practical exercises, gain the knowledge to develop your own intuitive responses by placing emphasis on spontaneity, and elements and principals. Karen will teach in a supportive and friendly way, encouraging you to explore this exciting art form. The class is suited to beginners, or to intermediate students with some foundation art experience or none at all. When you leave this workshop you will have techniques to use forever.

*Workshop fee includes all materials except canvas.

*Canvas is not required for this class; if student would like to work on a canvas too a 24″ x 24″ is the recommended size. If you have any supplies you would like to bring you are welcome to do so.

Registration will close 3 days prior to the workshop date. Refunds for cancelled registrations given up to 7 days prior to workshop date.  Register soon, space is limited!   This Workshop is for participants 18+

Arts Warehouse 1 Day Workshop:To Register:     

 

 

 

 

 

ABSTRACT   PAINTING    WORKSHOP

4 WEEKS:

Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18,25

$150.  

Bring your own supplies

10 am – 4 pm

at

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

15 South J Street    Lake Worth, FL

4 Week Workshop at Clay Glass Metal Stone:

REGISTER HERE :  monet12@bellsouth.net

 

For three decades, Karen H. Salup has been intriguing audiences across the country with her paintings.  Her artwork has been featured in several galleries and exhibits through Florida and New York, including SOLO exhibits at Viridian and Jain Marunouchi Galleries.  Karen tells The Rickie Report, “As a painting evolves I am composing intuitive images that references lean to nature. There is a vocabulary that I have developed, consisting of visual poetry”.

 

“Birthday Celebration” by Karen H Salup

 

 

 

Using acrylic, watercolor, and pastels on canvas and paper, Karen creates a world that vibrates with bold colors and bright light paired with brushstrokes that evoke a strong sense of movement and energy.  Her paintings begin with a theme of nature, but invariably evolve into an imaginative creation that invites interpretation from the audience.  Karen’s work is influenced from Impressionism  to Deconstructionism  to Abstract  Expressionism.

 

 

 

“Swirl” by Karen H. Salup

 

She explains, “These terms such as markmaking, brushstrokes and gestures where known as idiosyncratic visual poetry by the Abstract Expressionist movement creating gestures that bring to the viewer; Forms, Texture, Color and Light”.

 

 

“Summer Fling” by Karen H. Salup

 

 

“My work is very much like a process. I find image secondary to the art making. Although abstract in nature, there is an underlying visual order that gradually seems to emerge. Working intuitively, I enter a realm of the unknown where there is more of a calling than any real choice. I seem to be forever altering and adjusting the core of the painting and some invisible reality that appears”.

 

 

“This self-imposed repetitive process as I build, erase and paint layers becomes a definite chaos through which the work evolves and it seems to return repeatedly to its beginning. With each revival to the surface, there are the mark markings, forms, subtleties and sensitivities that appear in my work”.   Karen is an active member of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), Women in The Visual Arts (WITVA) and the Palm Beach Watercolor Society.

 

For more information about Karen’s artwork:

Website:  karenhs.com

Email:  monet12@bellsouth.net

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

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