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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National Association of Women Artists and NAWA Florida Chapter Present Juried Exhibition “DAYDREAMING” At Coral Springs Museum Of Art. Public Reception Saturday, October 6th

The National Association of Women Artists & the National Association of Women Artists-Florida Chapter (NAWA & NAWAFL) are co-hosting , “DAYDREAMING”.  The art exhibit takes  place at the Coral Springs Museum of Art, with a Public Opening Reception on Saturday, October 6th.  This is a joint effort that promises to bring some of the finest professional women artists working in the country today to the Coral Springs arts community. It is also a rare opportunity for Florida residents to enjoy and take inspiration from the first women’s fine art organization in the country and their celebrated membership. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

AND

PRESENT:

 

“DAYDREAMING”

 

Reception and Award Presentation:

October 6, 2018

11 am – 1 pm

 

Coral Springs Museum of Art

2855 Coral Springs Drive       Coral Springs, Florida 33065

 

Exhibition Dates:  September 29 – November 17, 2018

 

 

 

 

The National Association of  Women Artists is a vibrant community of professional women artists that strive to support its members and women artists largely through exhibitions, programs and education. The history of NAWA is a testament to the strength and resilience of a group of strong women in 1889 who would not accept being shut out of the art salons, galleries and art exhibitions open to male artists during the 19th century. Despite adversity and discrimination – which many feel extends to our present day — women remain an integral and invaluable part of the arts community. NAWA members represent all areas of the visual arts including painting, sculpture, photography, print-making, encaustic, video art, installations and mixed media.

 

Sneak peek of the gallery

 

 

Established in 1995, the Florida Chapter is proud to carry on the work of Liana Moonie, its founder, and its first president, Madeline Weiss. The Florida Chapter continues to extend 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. We continue to encourage the next generation of women artists to strive for even more visibility in the art world at large.  Distinguished artist and longtime NAWA member Dorothy Cochran served as the Entry Juror for the exhibition and the Juror for Awards is Florida resident Elaine Baker of the Sponder Gallery in Boca Raton.

Sneak peek of the gallery

 

 

 

 

Established in 1996, The Coral Springs Center for the Arts (a performance theater and art museum with its impressive 30,000 square foot center for the arts building) houses the equally impressiveCoral Springs Museum of Art which was incorporated in January of 1997. Their mission is “To engage our diverse communities with dynamic exhibits, exceptional art education, stimulating specialty programs and inspired events to ignite cultural enrichment “. Since their inception they have been an inspiring creative center within their Community. To read more: www.coralspringsmuseum.org

To learn more about NAWA & NAWAFL please go to:

www.thenawa.org

 www.nawafl.org

 

 

 

 

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Abstract Artist, Eileen Shaloum Is Featured In SOLO Exhibition At Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Beginning March 23rd

Abstract artist, Eileen Shaloum‘s SOLO Exhibition at the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts opens Friday, March 23, 2018 through April 5, 2018.  Her latest body of work, “Invisible Cities,” is inspired by the book of the same title by Italo Calvino. Eileen was moved to interpret those descriptions into fantastic landscapes, which she calls  “Dreamscapes.” Get lost in the villages, climb the stairs and ladders to nowhere, and wind your way over the roads that bring you deep into these colorful works of art! In some of these pieces, there are thoughts, reflections, and musings with which the viewer might identify, as well.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and details here about two receptions on Friday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 24th and opportunities to meet the artist! 

 

 

 

 

1105 2nd Ave. South    Lake Worth, FL 33460          561-508-7315

 www.benzaitencenter.org

 

 

The Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts

 

 

FEATURES  a  SOLO Exhibition BY:

 

 

Abstract Artist, Eileen Shaloum

 

 

WEARABLE  ART  SHOW  RECEPTION:

FRIDAY,  MARCH 23

6 – 10 PM

Live music, cocktail reception, art vendors, fashion show, live glassblowing

$50.

FREE  OPEN  TO  THE  PUBLIC  RECEPTION :

SATURDAY,  MARCH 24

2 – 5 PM

Glassblowing demonstrations and refreshments.

 

Directions:  DO NOT USE GPS!

It will take you the wrong way. Instead, follow these easy directions:
Exit I-95 at 6th Ave. South and go East.
Take a Left at South F Street (at the Kwik Stop Store)
Take a Right on 3rd Ave. South to our Large Parking Lot
Enter in Rear of Building

GALLERY  HOURS:

Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment. Please call 561.508.7315 for more information.

This Exhibition is Available March 23, 2018 through April 5, 2018

 

 

 

“Threads” by Eileen Shaloum

 

 

Eileen Shaloum will be exhibiting her hangings, as well as some abstracts on stretched canvas at Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts from March 23, 2018 through April 5, 2018. Her exhibit coincides with the Center’s fundraiser, “The Wearable Art Show,” on Friday, March 23rd  6- 10 pm, which is an event with live music, cocktail reception, wearable art vendors, fashion show, and glassblowing demonstrations. The event raises money for children’s programs and scholarship funding. The cost for that event is $50 per person.   A second, FREE, Open to the Public Reception takes place on Saturday, March 24 from 2 – 5 PM. There will be glassblowing demonstrations and refreshments.

 

“Reflections” by Eileen Shaloum

 

Eileen is a painter and mixed media artist who finds the whimsical in her subject matter. Her latest body of work, a group of abstract compositions on un-stretched canvas, is an extension of her “Invisible Cities” series. These hangings, constructed by sewing and gluing canvas pieces together, are then layered with paint and textural components, such as fabric, papers, string, beads, and found objects. By using canvas in a variety of shapes, she is not limited to the confines of a square or rectangular picture plane. The joyful and imaginary quality of her style invites the viewer to interact with the themes of these spirited compositions. Her use of bright colors, mark making and layering paint with textural components, show great spontaneity and freedom.

 

 

“Dip in the Pool” by Eileen Shaloum

 

 

 

Eileen tells The Rickie Report, “I am an abstract painter and mixed media artist who enjoys working with a variety of  subjects,  real, surreal or pure abstraction.  I bury images under layers of paint, pastel, charcoal, found objects, cloth, photographs and collaged paper.  I frequently use written passages, which may include poetry, quotes or old letters, in support of my message.  I play with line, shape, texture and color trying to draw the viewer in to interact with the themes in my spirited compositions.  Reflection on life is what inspires me.  I base my themes on the world around me.  Whether it is women’s issues, the everyday trials and tribulations of humanity, or my travels to awe-inspiring and exotic locations, my work is a reflection of things that are important to me”.

 


 

“Zaira” by Eileen Shaloum

 

 

Eileen earned her Bachelor of Arts in Art Education and her Masters in Art History at Hofstra University, Hempstead NY.  To further her knowledge and skills as an artist, she has participated in workshops in the United States and in Italy.  Eileen is an active member of numerous art-related organizations, including: Florida Artists Group (FLAG), National Association of Women Artists, ​National Association of Women Artists (Florida Chapter), Art League of Long Island, WITVA-Women in the Visual Arts, Boca Museum Artists’ Guild, and the Delray Beach Art League.

 

 

For more details about Eileen’s artistry please visit:

  Eileenshaloum.com

 

 

For more information about this event:

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts:

1105 2nd Avenue South    Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561.508.7315 | aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Envisioning New Pathways” Multi Media Art Exhibit By National Association Of Women Artists Inc., Florida Chapter Premieres At Eissey Campus Gallery

The National Association of Women Artists, Inc.(Florida Chapter) will exhibit for the first time at the Eissey Campus Gallery in Palm Beach Gardens. The Public is invited to the free, Opening Reception to “Envisioning New Pathways” on Tuesday, May 16th. The Exhibition runs from May 16 through September 5th. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This is a wonderful networking opportunity for artists and art lovers!

 

 

NAWA

 

NATIONAL  ASSOCIATION  OF  WOMEN  ARTISTS, INC.

FLORIDA  CHAPTER

 

PRESENTS:

 

“ENVISIONING  NEW  PATHWAYS”

 

Free, Public Opening Reception:

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

6 – 8 PM

Exhibit runs May 16-September 4, 2017

Eissey Campus Gallery
Palm Beach State College
3160 PGA Boulevard   Bldg BB113     Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Telephone: 561-201-5015

For more information: Beth Scher   email:  bscher774@gmail.com

 

 

 

“Golden Girl” by Jane McIntyre

 

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS, INC FLORIDA CHAPTER (NAWA)’s members are nationally and internationally acclaimed award winning artists who exhibit extensively. The purpose of NAWA is to mentor women artists, help them market their artwork, and support each other through networking. NAWA provides scholarships for women to pursue their art careers.

 

 

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS, INC FLORIDA CHAPTER (NAWA) is presenting a multi-media exhibition, “Envisioning New Pathways,” at the Eissey Campus of the Palm Beach State College, 3160 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. This is the first time that NAWA will exhibit at this gallery. Over 20 works of art will be on view from May 16 through September 5, 2017. The public is invited to the Opening Reception on May 16, 2017 from 6-8 PM at which time First, Second, Third Place and Judge’s Recognition awards will be announced. Everyone is invited to view and purchase the art, as well as enjoy non-alcoholic beverages and refreshments at this free event. 

 

 

 

“Orbital” by Carol Staub

 

 

Exhibition Chair, Beth Scher, is among the impressive artists whose work will be exhibited. Beth Scher’s work is deeply rooted in themes of femininity, feminism and the roles of women in the military theater. During travels in Israel, she became deeply sympathetic to the plight of women conscripted into military service. She is concerned about what their challenges can mean for women of the world. Ms. Scher graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with an MFA in Studio Art in December of 2013. Since then, she has appeared in many group shows and exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Virginia and Florida, including a recent show “Fabricated” at the Cornell Museum in Delray Beach. She has been featured in the Arts and Culture Section of the July 23, 2014 issue of the Huffington Post and the October/November 2014 issue of Bust Magazine.

 

“Out of the Sketchbook”by Nadine Saitlin

 

 

NAWA is the oldest professional women’s fine arts group in the United States, and the Florida Chapter of NAWA was the first regional chapter in the country. It was founded in 1995 by Liana Moonie, recently deceased resident of Palm Beach, a past president of the National organization and Madeline Weiss, the first president of the Florida Chapter. All artists wishing to join the prestigious Florida Chapter must first be juried into the Association Headquarters in New York City.

 

“Botanical Remnants, Fishtail” by Andrea Huffman

 

 

 

For more information about the NAWA Florida Chapter please go to http://nawafl.org

 

 

 

 

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NAWA’s “Down The Rabbit Hole” Exhibit At Armory Annex In Lake Worth Includes Lecture And Live Music

The National Association Of Women Artists, Inc. Florida Chapter (NAWA) is presenting a multi-media exhibition titled “Down the Rabbit Hole,” which will be hosted by the Armory Art Center Annex in Lake Worth.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on March 3rd. Everyone is invited to view and purchase the art, as well as enjoy drinks, refreshments, and live music by Sunnyside Swing at this Free event. There will also be an Artist Talk on Saturday, March 25th,  In addition to the Juried art, which will be on view through March 26, 2017, a section of the gallery will be exhibiting works by three students in the Dreyfoos School of the Arts who were the recipients of NAWA Florida Chapter Art Scholarships. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The National Association of Women Artists, Inc.

Florida Chapter

Presents:

 

“DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE”

Opening Reception:

March 3, 2017

6 – 8 PM

Artist Talk:

March 25, 2017

2 – 4 PM

These events are Free and Open to the Public

Exhibit runs March 3, 2017 – March 26, 2017

Armory Art Center Annex

1121 Lucerne Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460

Telephone: 561-832-1776    or   Email: roberta.millmanide@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

The public is invited to the Opening Reception on March 3rd, 6 – 8 PM, at which time First, Second, Third Place, and Judge’s Recognition awards will be announced. Everyone is invited to view and purchase the art, as well as enjoy drinks, refreshments, and live music by Sunnyside Swing at this free event. There will also be an Artist Talk on Saturday, March 25th, 2 – 4 pm.

 

“Searching For Home” by Judith Carlin

 

Exhibition Chair, Roberta Millman-Ide, is among the impressive artists whose work will be exhibited. She received her BFA in Advertising Design from California State University and worked as an Art Director for two well-known advertising agencies before moving to the east coast where she started her own design company. Since 2006, Roberta’s primary focus has been on creating and exhibiting her artwork. She is pleased to announce that Nicole Hickey, Manager of Artist Services at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, will be the juror for the exhibit.

 

 

Maxine Schreiber’s  St. Michaels Church Bath

 

 

 

In addition to the Juried art, which will be on view through March 26, 2017, a section of the gallery will be exhibiting works by three students in the Dreyfoos School of the Arts who were the recipients of NAWA Florida Chapter Art Scholarships. NAWA artist members raised the scholarship funds by creating works of art on 6” x 6” canvases, which they sold for $50 each. The organization is proud to make this investment in the lives of young female artists.

 

 

 

LAUGHING OUT LOUD  Annette Margulies

 

 

N.A.W.A. is the oldest professional women’s fine arts group in the United States, and The Florida Chapter of N.A.W.A. was the first regional chapter in the country. It was founded in 1995 by Liana Moonie, recently deceased resident of Palm Beach, a past president of the national organization and Madeline Weiss, who was the first president of the Florida Chapter. All artists wishing to join the prestigious Florida Chapter must first be juried into the Association Headquarters in New York City.

 

 

 

 

Untitled by Karen Salup

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about the N.A.W.A. Florida Chapter please go to: http://nawafl.org.

The chapter is pleased that an online exhibit will be available to the public on March 4, 2017, the day after the opening reception.

 

 

 

 

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NAWA Florida Invites You To 3rd Annual 6 X 6 Scholarship Fundraiser – One Night Only!

Come to the Armory Art Center on Friday, December 9, 2016 to participate in a dynamic creative process that brings together the talents of accomplished women artists and the exuberant young talents of Dreyfoos School of the Arts students who have painted, collaged, embellished, and donated several hundred 6 x 6 canvases.  The diverse array of 6” x 6” Canvases will be displayed and offered for sale for one night only at the NAWA Florida’s Third 6 x 6 Scholarship Fundraiser being held during the Opening Reception of “Crossing Boundaries”, a Multi-Media Exhibition that unites NAWA Headquarters and the Florida Chapter at the Armory Art Center in W. Palm Beach, FL.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Don’t miss this opportunity to support a good cause and walk away with some fabulous artwork!

 

 

 

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NAWA Florida 6 x 6 Scholarship Fundraiser 2016

At The 

Armory Art Center

Free, Public Event

Friday, December 9, 2016

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

 

1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

www.Armoryart.org

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“Vineyard Haven” by Hillary Pulitzer

 

 

 

NAWA Florida’s 6 x 6 Scholarship Fundraiser puts a spotlight on our proud tradition of giving more than 20 scholarships over the last 10 years to extraordinary young women artists as they graduated from Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Our goal is to double the success of our 2015 6 x 6 Fundraiser when we exhibited 111 canvases generously donated by 48 artists.

 

 

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“Gloria” by Ellen Tracy

 

 

 

Join the dynamic partnership between NAWA Florida and of Dreyfoos School of the Arts students by purchasing one or several 6 x 6 canvases. Canvases will be sold for $50 each with all proceeds going directly into the NAWA Florida Scholarship Fund.

 

 

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“Soldier” by Beth Scher

 

 

 

The Armory Art Center and Dreyfoos School of the Arts are both rewarding the participating students for their generous contributions. The DSOA artist with the winning canvas will receive a 3-hour PRIVATE Class at the Armory Art Center.

 

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“Memories” by Jane McIntyre

 

 

Each contributing student artist will receive three Community Service and 3 Department Service Hours from Dreyfoos School of the Arts.  Together we will “pay it forward” by rewarding artistic excellence with scholarship for young women artists graduating from Dreyfoos School of the Arts.

 

 

 

 

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“Untitled” by Nadine Satlin

 

ABOUT NAWA:

NAWA welcomes applications from professional women artists as well as emerging and student artists who are U.S. citizens and/or permanent U.S. residents, 18 years of age or older.

To learn more about this prestigious organization visit:

www.thenawa.org

For more information about the Florida chapter, visitors are encouraged to go to www.nawafl.com

 

For more information about this event please contact Cynthia Maronet at cmaronet@aol.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) Invites You To “Crossing Boundaries” Exhibition

The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) knows a lot about crossing boundaries. As the oldest professional women’s fine arts group in the nation, established in 1889 to empower, support and encourage women artists, breaking down barriers was and remains the name of the game.  “Crossing Boundaries” unites NAWA National and NAWA Florida Chapter with a multi media juried exhibition.  The Free, Public Opening Reception takes place on Friday, December 9th at the Armory Art Center.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  In addition to this excellent exhibition, NAWA’s 6” x 6” Scholarship Fundraiser is being held ONLY at the Opening Reception.

 

 

 

 

 

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National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (NAWA)
Our history is our Future…Be a part of it!

 

 

 

NAWA    PRESENTS:

“CROSSING BOUNDARIES”

A Multimedia Juried Exhibition with Awards
Uniting NAWA National and NAWA Florida Chapter

Opening Reception:

Friday, December 9, 2016

6-8 pm  

Exhibit Runs Dec. 9 -29, 2016

 

At The:

 

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1700 Parker Avenue W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

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Lore Baer “Orbiting”

 

 

Early groundbreakers like Mary Cassatt, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and later, Louise Nevelson, Alice Neel and Judy Chicago were just some of the notables that wouldn’t accept exclusion from the male-dominated world of art and art makers. As the first regional chapter in the country, the Florida Chapter is joining forces with the National association in an exciting new juried exhibit at the Armory Art Center, Montgomery Hall, 1700 Park Avenue, in West Palm Beach, December 10th through the 29th. A reception will be held on Friday, December 9, from 6-8 pm, and Awards will be given (First Prize $100, Second Prize $75, Third Prize $50 and two Honorable Mentions $25 each).

 

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Kathryn Posh  “Mountain Dream”

By showcasing a number of mediums, including painting, ceramics, sculpture, collage and mixed media pieces, the show will be crossing boundaries in its vision and conceptual approach as well. A number of prominent local artists will be exhibiting their works. Among them are Beth Scher, the president of the Florida Chapter, as well as Carol Staub, Grace Fishenfeld, and Janice Cohen, a past president. An added benefit to the public will be an online exhibit available for viewing after the opening reception. Mark your calendars—this promises to be a memorable arts collaboration.

 

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Lee Rabb  “Approaching the Border”,  Acrylic

 

 

In addition to this excellent exhibition, NAWA’s 6” x 6” Scholarship Fundraiser is being held only at the Opening Reception on December 9th, 6 – 8 PM. Artist members and art students from the Dreyfoos School of the Arts have created artworks on 6” x 6” canvases, which will go on sale for $50 each. The proceeds will benefit three young women from the 2015 Dreyfoos graduating class with college scholarships.

 

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Arline Reitman  “Eyrie”

 

 

The Florida Chapter of NAWA, established in 1995, was also comprised of exceptional women of vision. Liana Moonie of Palm Beach, a past president of the National organization and Madeline Weiss, the first president of the Florida Chapter set a high standard. Both groups, National and Florida, share the same vision. And those wishing to become part of the Florida Chapter’s continuing work must first be juried into the National organization headquartered in New York City.

 

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Caroll Atanision  “Shadows in St. Petersburg”

 

 

 

ABOUT  NAWA:

 

NAWA welcomes applications from professional women artists as well as emerging and student artists who are U.S. citizens and/or permanent U.S. residents, 18 years of age or older.

To learn more about this prestigious organization visit:

www.thenawa.org

 For more information about the Florida chapter, visitors are encouraged to go to www.nawafl.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Celebrate Fern Samuels With Retrospective And Art Sale At Lighthouse ArtCenter

Fern Samuels was a prolific artist in varied mediums.  Always eager to take chances and experiment with media as well as subject matter, Fern’s creativity was contagious!  The Lighthouse ArtCenter celebrates Fern’s artistry with a five day Retrospective Exhibition and Sale beginning on Tuesday, November 8th.  A Reception will be held on Thursday, November 10th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter
373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, FL 33469

561-746-3101

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

FERN     SAMUELS:

 

Retrospective Exhibit And Art Sale

 

 

Opening Reception:

Thursday, November 10, 2016

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Exhibition Dates: November 8 – 12, 2016

 

Members are free, non-members $10

Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments are served

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday, closed

 

 

 

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A prolific artist for 50 years, Fern Samuels received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Fern was one of the founders of A.R.C gallery in Chicago, one of the first women’s cooperative art galleries in the U.S.  Fern created in a number of different media, including collage, printmaking and painting.

 

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“Jazz Players” by Fern Samuels

 

 

 

She was an Associate Professor of Art at Columbia College, Chicago. Fern was also a member of the National Association of Women Artists and FLAG Florida Artists Group. She had numerous exhibits in national museums and galleries throughout the U.S. Fern Samuels taught in the university system in the Chicago area before moving to Florida where she promptly became engaged in our local arts community. 

 

 

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“Blue Man” by Fern Samuels

 

Fern was a member of FLAG (Florida Artist Guild) and the NAWA,FL (National Association of Women Artists, Florida Chapter). A prolific artist, she was always willing to take chances and experiment with media as well as subject matter.

 

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“Dance” by Fern Samuels

 

 

Her family, her students, her fellow creatives, and her friends all speak highly of Fern’s enthusiasm for life. The large body of work she left behind is testament to a passionate combination of curiosity and talent.

 

 

For more information about the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s exhibits, events, classes and membership, please visit http://www.lighthousearts.org

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

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Florida Chapter of National Association of Women Artists

Scholarship Presentation

Wednesday, April 13th

5 pm to 7 pm

President’s Gallery

Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts


501 S. Sapodilla Ave.      West Palm Beach, FL 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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“City Within Reach” by Catherine Chen 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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Zoe Elakman’s “Lymphoma” 3D Sculpture

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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Samantha Vassor’s “Wavelength”

 

 

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

 

 

For more information about NAWA:

www.thenawa.org

 

 

 

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“Women of Vision II”: N.A.W.A. Offers Multi-Media Art Exhibition At Armory Art Center Annex In Lake Worth

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS, INC. FLORIDA CHAPTER (N.A.W.A.) is presenting a multi-media exhibition titled “Women of Vision II”, which will be hosted by the Armory Art Center Annex located in Lake Worth, Florida. The public is invited to a reception on Friday, January 15, 2016, 5 – 7 PM, at which time First, Second, Third Place, and Judge’s Recognition awards will be announced. The exciting mixed media exhibit will include oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, pastels, ceramics, and sculptures. The Juried art will be on view through Saturday, February 13, 2016. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

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National Association of Women Artists:

“Women of Vision II”

 
Opening Reception:

 

Friday, January 15, 2016      5 – 7 pm

 

 

 

Meet the Artists Night:

 February 5th   6-9 pm

 

 

 

Armory Art Center Annex Gallery

Exhibit on view through Saturday, February 13, 2016

 

 

Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 11 am to 5 pm

 

Exhibitions are free and open to the public

Wine and light bites are served at reception

Armory Art Center Annex Gallery

1121 Lucerne Avenue Lake Worth,FL 33460

 

 

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“Beneath the Surface” by DianeLublinski

 

 

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS, INC. FLORIDA CHAPTER (N.A.W.A.) is presenting a multi-media exhibition titled Women of Vision II, which will be hosted by the Armory Art Center Annex located at 1121 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, Florida.

 

 

 

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“Jupiter Lagoon” by Pamela Giarratana

 

 

The public is invited to a reception on Friday, January 15, 2016, 5 – 7 PM, at which time First, Second, Third Place, and Judge’s Recognition awards will be announced. The Juried art will be on view through Saturday, February 13, 2016.

 

 

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“Breaking Down Walls” by Susan Megur

 

 

The Exhibition Chair is Beth Scher, whose powerful embroidered portraits of female soldiers appeared as a Cover Story in the Huffington Post. Her work explores themes of femininity, feminism, and the roles of women in the military. She is joined by Suzanne Redmond, former President of the Wellington Art Society, who is jurying the show. A jewelry and mixed media artist, writer, and editor, she owns Redmond Arts Consulting, which provides writing and editing assistance to artists.

 

 

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“Christmas Palm” by Anika Savage

 

 

The exciting mixed media exhibit will include oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, pastels, ceramics, and sculptures. Ceramic sculptor Diane Lublinski and painters Anika Savage, Nadine Saitlin, Susan Megur, and Pamela Giarratana are among the impressive artists in the exhibition. N.A.W.A. is pleased for the opportunity to show the works of its talented membership in this venue. The 5,000 square foot Armory Art Center Annex building is located in the new thriving and dynamic arts district in Lake Worth.

 

 

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“Roof Tops” by Nadine Saitlin

N.A.W.A

N.A.W.A. is the oldest professional women’s fine arts group in the United States, and The Florida Chapter of N.A.W.A. was the first regional chapter in the country. It was founded in 1995 by Liana Moonie, of Palm Beach, a past president of the national organization and Madeline Weiss, who was the first president of the Florida Chapter. All artists wishing to join the prestigious Florida Chapter must first be juried into the Association Headquarters in New York City.

 

 

For more information about the N.A.W.A. Florida Chapter please go to: http://nawafl.org. There an online exhibit will also be available to the public on January 16, 2016, the day after the opening reception.

 

 

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