Mother And Daughter’s “Creativity” Invites You To A Garden Of Exotic Mixed Media Imagination. Public Is invited To Broward Art Guild Gallery June 22 – 28

The Broward Art Guild Gallery showcases Raquel Rub and her daughter, Anabel Rub Peicher as they invite you to a garden of truly amazing imagination!  Raquel’s PVC florals rise from the earth and her mixed media florals hug the walls.  Anabel’s hanging gardens are made of powder coated aluminum flowers and mesh.  Experience this exotic blend of materials, bringing nature indoors and stirring your senses! The public is invited to the Opening Reception on June 26.  The Exhibit runs June 22 – 28. The Rickie shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Don’t miss this – and be sure to check out Anabel’s website!

 

 

 

 

BROWARD  ART  GUILD

 

 Presents:

 

“ CREATIVITY ”

 

A   MOTHER   &   DAUGHTER   EXHIBIT

 

Featuring:

 

 

RAQUEL  RUB   &   ANABEL  RUB  PEICHER

 

 

 

 

“Flowers of Passion” by Anabel Rub Peicher

 

 

 

RECEPTION:

Wednesday,  June 26

7 – 9  pm

 

Exhibit Dates: June 22 – 28, 2019

 

 

 

HOURS: WED, FRI, SAT 12-9PM, THU 12-6PM

 

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3280 NE 32 Street    FT Lauderdale, FL 33308

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About This Exhibit:

 

 

Raquel Rub and Anabel Rub Peicher are international, award winning artists.  Raquel’s  style reflects spontaneity, while Anabel’s is more intentional.  They work in various media including acrylics, ceramics, metals, porcelain, recyclables, resins, stone, and PVC creating 2D and 3D art and sculptures.

In this collaborative exhibit, the artists’ imaginative array of shapes and forms hint at nature and fantasy, transporting the viewer to a place in which their imagination is set free to contemplate. 

 

 

RAQUEL    RUB

Raquel Rub was born in Lima Peru and relocated to the USA in 1974.  She is a versatile and prolific international artist, who has exhibited in Peru, USA and Spain.  A recipient of numerous awards, Raquel has had several solo as well as mother and daughter exhibits.

 

 

“Flower Series” by Raquel Rub

 

 

Raquel’s  extensive travels have influenced her artistry, making it fresh and constantly evolving.  She tells The Rickie Report, “I found sculptures irresistible to the touch and started exploring this medium expressing my creativity and spontaneity in various materials. The sinuous curves and bright colors capture the viewers imagination offering a respite from the daily routine”.  

 

 

 

She goes on to say, “When I work with stone, I feel the inner essence that seeks to be revealed, it is as if ‘voices of the stone’ are guiding my hands.”  Raquel enjoys working in an array of materials such as acrylics, aluminum, ceramics, porcelain and PVC.   Raquel is a member of the Broward Art Guild, Ceramic League of Miami, NAWA, and 2+3 The Artists Organization.

 

 

 

 

Metal flowers and mesh , Art installation by Anabel Rub Peicher

 

 

ANABEL  RUB  PEICHER

 

Anabel Rub Peicher is an international artist, born in Peru, who resides in Florida.  Her art is inspired by nature and evolves like the seasons, allowing her inner emotions to flow through. This invites her audience to infuse their personal experiences as they view her site specific installations and sculptures in an array of media and sizes.

 

 

 

Anabel’s architectural background reveals through her contemporary sculptures, as she transforms clay metal, stones, and recyclables into innovative works of art.  She tells The Rickie Report, “My mission is to bring art to communities around the world, and to engage people on a journey of healing.  My goal is to inspire them in the creative process through the universal language of art”.

 

 

 

Anabel is the President of 2+3 The Artists Organization and a board member of the Broward Art Guild, where she chairs Community outreach and Co-Chairs “Art Around Town”.  She is a member of NAWA, the Ceramic League of Miami, ArtServe, Arts United, BC Potters Guild, National League of American Pen Women, and Gold Coast Watercolor Society.  Anabel teaches art as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, Brookdale Willow Wood Assisted Living, and Gilda’s Club.

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or other works of art:

Raquel Rub:  RaquelRub@live.com

Anabel Rub Peicher  AP Designs Inc. (954)593-1793

 

 

 

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National Association Of Women Artists (NAWA) Invites Public To “Blazing New Trails: Women And Discovery” Juried Exhibit At Marco Island Center For The Arts

The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), the oldest women’s fine art organization in the country has been blazing new trails since its inception in 1889. The Florida Chapter, the first regional chapter in the country, presents a multi-media exhibition hosted by the Marco Island Center for the Arts. The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Tuesday, November 8th. The Juried exhibit is Open to the Public from October 31 through November 29th. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

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National Association of Women Artists, Inc.  (NAWA)

Our history is our Future…Be a part of it!

 

 

“Blazing New Trails: Women and Discovery”
A Multimedia Juried Exhibition

 

Opening Reception:

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

5:30 – 7:00 pm

 

 

 

Exhibit runs

Monday, October 31 through Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016

 

Marco Island Center for the Arts
1010 Winterberry Drive    Marco Island, FL 34145
Phone: 239-394-4221

 

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The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), the oldest women’s fine art organization in the country has been blazing new trails since its inception in 1889. The Florida Chapter, the first regional chapter in the country, is proud to present a multi-media exhibition hosted by the Marco Island Center for the Arts located at 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island, Florida. The Juried art will be on view October 31 through November 30, 2016, and the public is invited to a reception on Friday, November 8, 2016.

 

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“Lotus Flower” by J.Cohen

 

 

The history of NAWA is a testament to the strength and resilience of a group of strong women who would not accept being shut out of the art salons, galleries and art exhibitions open to male artists during the 19th century. The founding of the organization proves that, despite adversity and discrimination – which many feel extends to this day — women are an integral and valuable part of the arts community.

 

 

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Ani Cashpilberg “Just Burned Wood”

 

 

 

Since 1978 the Art League of Marco Island, now known as the Marco Island Center for the Arts, has been dedicated to offering educational programs in the arts, and it is a sustaining part of the culture of the Marco Island community by serving as a venue for exhibitions such as this exciting show. NAWA members represent all areas of the visual arts including painting, sculpture, photography, print-making, encaustic, video art, installations and mixed media. By showcasing a number of mediums the show will blaze new trails in its vision and conceptual approach. Barbara Anderson Hill, the juror for the exhibition has served in Florida’s leading art and cultural institutions for 30 years with professional expertise as executive director, curator, collections manager, juror, grant writer, educator and public art professional. She currently serves as member of the Alliance Board, chairs the Mound House Advisory Board, and is Emeritus Board member Florida’s public art organization.

 

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Maxine Schreiber  “Summer In Massachusetts”

 

 

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 those wishing to become part of the Florida Chapter, they must first be juried into the National organization headquartered in New York City.

 

 

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Karen Salup  Untitled Landscape

 

 

For more information about the Florida chapter, visitors are encouraged to go to www.nawafl.org where the chapter is pleased that an online exhibition will be available.

 

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave Invites You To “6 Women Inspired”, A Multi-Media Exhibition

Artisans On The Ave gallery invites everyone to a new exhibit, “6 Women Inspired”, showcasing the creative works of Barbara Bailey, Susan Peck, Mary Ellen Dohrs, Ebba Tinwin, Doris Gilden and Edrian Thomidis.  A Free, Opening Reception takes place on Friday, May 20th.  Enjoy the refreshments and meeting each of these outstanding artists!  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and all of the details. When you visit the 3 showrooms within the gallery you will be amazed at the selection of the exquisite art from over 40 artists the gallery features.

 

 

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave

630 Lake Avenue       Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300     561-762-8162

“6 Women Inspired”

Opening Reception:

Friday, May 20, 2016

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Free and Open to the Public

Enjoy the refreshments!  Meet the artists!

 

 

 

Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

 

 

 

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is featuring six women artists including: Barbara Bailey, Susan Peck, Mary Ellen Dohrs, Ebba Tinwin, Doris Gilden, and Edrian Thomidis. For centuries women have proved their strength and talents in a variety of ways. The women artists of Artisans On The Ave Gallery are no exception.

 

 

 

Each of these artists have discovered the arts in a personal way in her life.  Her calling may have appeared as a little girl drawing with the vast rainbow of exciting colors and creating masterpieces.  Maybe she had to put her art career on hold as she raised her family, making being the best mother to her family her priority. She might have stayed in the background of her partner’s career as she silently dreamed of someday having her name in lights. Then the timing in her life allowed her the opportunity to show the world her talents and share her exciting creations to everyone.

 

 

Meet The 6 Women Inspired:

 

 

#1 Barbara McKee Bailey

 

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“Stealth Code” by Barbara McKee Bailey

Barbara McKee Bailey graduated Cum Laude from Mount St. Mary’s College in New York and studied the medium of watercolor at the Jacaruso Studio in Rhinebeck, New York. After operating a successful Bed and Breakfast business in the Hudson Valley Barbara has used her talents to create original art. Using both acrylics and mixed media and currently working in various procedures her abstract art has won several awards throughout various locations in Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

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“Water Dance” by Barbara McKee Bailey

After years of painting representational art Barbara decided to experiment with non-representational art and suddenly found her new passion with the freedom this technique offers. She can alter the conception of reality using forms, shapes, textures, patterns, and colors. Barbara can express how “Spring” feels using this medium with the intention of continuing to explore and create within this venue

 

 

 

#2  Susan Peck

 

 

 

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Handpainted Silk Scarf by Susan Peck

 

Visual artists have their own interpretation of the world by taking on a romantic view of the wonders of nature. Gardens, flowers and foliage inspire Susan Peck’s fascination with color. The pieces she creates celebrate the gorgeous hues and vibrancy of her surroundings with the intention of delight.

 

 

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Wearable Art Purse by Susan Peck

 

 

Her lovely unique one-of-a-kind creations of wearable art bring a sense of joy and happiness to the proud owner who admires and wears her art. Each of Susan’s pieces are original and made by hand. Her silk scarves and purses are truly a delight to wear and enjoy. Susan also creates canvas pieces that will look beautiful in your home and will be quite the conversation piece.

 

 

 

#3 Mary Ellen Dohrs

 

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“Sumos” by Mary Ellen Dohrs

 

 

Mary Ellen Dohr’s joy of sculpturing comes from the luxurious feel of terra cotta in her hands and the creation of turning her thoughts into finished forms.  A lifetime of experience in other disciplines as an artist influenced her progression to her success as a sculptor. After graduating in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute, she became the first woman in General Motors Styling and later continued her career in product design for large named industry clients.

 

 

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“Lydia” by Mary Ellen Dohrs

Industrial Design to sculpture was an easy transition, basically similar in the use of volume, form and color. But it was the tactile quality that made it so attractive. The expression of movement and vitality appear in all of her works”. The strength of her sculpture is in the energy expressed. She delights in tackling all subject matter including forms that range from aggressive, and masculine to quiet inner calm and peaceful female figures. “In art works, just as in life experiences, there should always be a place for whimsy and a good laugh as evidenced by silly pots and ubiquitous frogs. Each day brings a new opportunity to create something beautiful out of this simple material… mud”.

 

 

#4 Ebba TinWin

 

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“Wildlife Refuge” by Ebba TinWin

Ebba grew up by the wind and waves of the Baltic Sea in Northern Germany. Before settling in the United States, Ebba spent seven years in her husband’s native country of Burma (now Myanmar) in Southeast Asia. Many of her collages were inspired by the vibrant colors of the Orient. Ebba holds a MA in education, but her passion has always involved the arts. Her career includes managing an expressive art gallery and the precise instruction involving collage art using her adventures of world traveling and memories to tell a visual story on paper.

 

 

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“Marsh At Dusk” by Ebba TinWin 

 

An avid beachcomber, Ebba enjoys turning what she finds into unique creations. She presents her beach glass designs with pride, delighting in each piece as a true gift of Nature. The translucent colors of what the magnificent ocean washes ashore are then made by hand into a forever piece of jewelry to be worn and loved. No two pieces are ever alike so each one is an original work of art. Ebba also takes her talents to canvas and paints in a variety of different styles including abstract.

 

 

 

 

#5  Doris Gilden 

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“From The Heart” by Doris Gilden

Doris’s one of a kind ceramic creations are the culmination of an artistic career that was inspired from studying fashion design and illustration to interior design and decorating. Doris’s personalized creations of boutique leather handbags have been sold in high-end specialty and department stores. She decided to explore ceramics as a medium for artistic expression. Working with green-ware and slip, Doris creates unique vessels, plates, and vases using her fashion background as the inspired motif of elegant women and their silhouettes on her ceramics, which she considers her canvas. To create her three-dimensional finished product she uses a selection of numerous materials with her clay. Enjoying and incorporating a variety of techniques Doris uses lace, fabrics, 14K gold, platinum, gold foil and crystals into her ceramic art.

 

 

 

 

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Mixed Media by Doris Gilden

 

 

 

Doris is a member of Women in the Visual Arts and the National Organization of Women Artists. She has displayed and sold her art in a number of venues.  One of the thrills of working with ceramics is that she is never entirely sure of how something will look once it is fired, and The sense of surprise motivates Doris as an artist. Her daily purpose is to create new and unique techniques and continue to grow as an established woman artist.

 

 

 

# 6  Edrian Thomidis 

 

 

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“Don’t Feed The Monster” by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

 

Edrian Thomidis’ career took a complete turn, for her to become the artist that she is today. Her expertise and skills of owning and operating a graphic design studio allowed her to design websites for some of the most notable Fortune 500 companies where her work was seen all over the world. Digital media, websites and online ad campaigns have used her many illustrations.

 

 

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“Young Warrior” by Edrian Thomidis

She then discovered a new passion in ceramics and expresses herself through her artistic creations. Thoughts and feelings evolve in a creative way and document a slice of her life. Currently fostering her creative spirit to produce work that is expressive, whimsical yet slightly odd. Her figurative ceramics and mixed media are all about storytelling with characters that are influenced by her interest in children’s books, time specific stories and personal growth. Each detail has personal meaning, but viewers can interpret and connect with each piece in their own unique way. Edrian’s hand built and uniquely glazed ceramics and sculptures are enjoyed and loved by each of her many collectors and admirers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit this opening night for an evening of fun.

Meet the artists!!!

View our wonderful art and enjoy yourself!

 

For more information:

Artisans On The Ave
Owners
Betty Wilson
Linda Manganaro

561-582-3300     or        561-762-8162

www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

 

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Cornell Museum Of Art Opens An Exciting New Exhibition, “eXXpectations” With Internationally, Nationally Acclaimed Artists

The Delray Beach Center for the Arts announces a provocative new exhibit at the Cornell Museum of Art, opening October 29th. “eXXpectations” is a group show of contemporary art created by 18 women who defy expectations.  The public is welcome to view the artwork, which has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide. The Rickie Report shares details, sneak peeks about this exhibit plus information about the FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK on Nov. 6th.

 

 

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561-243-7922
51 N. Swinton Ave.   Delray Beach, FL 33444

 

Cornell Museum  

Presents:

 

 

 

“eXXpectations”

 

Opening Celebration

Thursday, October 29th

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Museum hours:

Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 

Admission is a suggested $5 donation

 

Exhibit Runs October 29, 2015-January 3, 2016

 

Join In The First Friday

Art Walk

 

Mark your calendar for First Friday Art Walk on November 6th, 6 to 9 p.m. It’s an open house for all the galleries in downtown Delray Beach. Start your evening at the Cornell Museum of Art!

 

 

 

The public is welcome to the Opening Celebration on Thursday, October 29th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Exhibit dates are October 29, 2015-January 3, 2016. Museum hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission is a suggested $5 donation. The museum is located on the campus of Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Avenue in downtown Delray Beach. Follow the Cornell Museum of Art on Twitter and Instagram, @DBCornellMuseum. Follow Delray Center for the Arts on Facebook.com/DBCenterForArts and Twitter/@DBCenterForArts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artistically Speaking

One gallery will be dedicated to Artistically Speaking, a major exhibition project being produced by Florida Atlantic University’s Jupiter Library Gallery. This is a travelling show, with the first stop at the Cornell Museum, with larger versions of the show being exhibited in two locations in Miami during 2016-2017, respectively.

 

 

 

The project was initiated by visual artists Diane Arrieta (the art and science outreach coordinator for FAU libraries) and Jacqueline Kern (Adjunct art faculty at Palm Beach State College) who wish to explore the following:

1) How psychological and emotional phenomena can influence the outcome of production, self-promotion, and self-reflection of women artists.
2) How women artists perceive their connections to the world.
3) How the study of women artists as a profession can influence or compare to the study of other professions.
4) The understanding of women artists and their identities: how their creative processes in the contemporary art and technological world enhance their value as artists and their place in the world.

Select women artists from all levels and disciplines were hand-picked to have a conversation on film about their own personal journey as a creative and what struggles and triumphs they have encountered along their paths of living as a creative.  Each artist will also be exhibiting their artwork. Participating artists include T J Ahearn, Francie Bishop Good, Carol Jazzar, Alette Simmons-Jimenez, Leah Brown, Tina La Porta, Raheleh Filsoofi, Giannina Coppiano Dwin, Diane Arrieta (aka Birds are Nice), Jacqueline Kern, Dana Donaty, Adrienne Rose Gionta and Sibel Kocabasi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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”Manicure,” C-print by Marilyn Minter

 

 

 

About the eXXpectations artists:

 

 

TRACEY ADAMS As a musician and a conductor who received her Master’s degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, the work that Tracey Adams creates is inspired by her experiences with music.  Adams was drawn to both art and music since the age of three, and these creative inclinations were supported by her parents, themselves art lovers.  While studying for her Master’s, Adams was also studying painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.  Adams quotes jazz musician Charlie Haden on her online statement page: “The artist’s job is to bring beauty into a conflicted world.”  Her work reflects this quote accurately; her works expresses a form of serenity, and strives to show an internal calm, an environment that she wants to externalize.  Adams has had solo shows at the Monterey Museum of Art, the Fresno Museum of Art, and the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.  She exhibited at the Andy Warhol Museum in Medzilaborce, Slovak Republic in 2003.  She was also recently awarded a 2015 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.  Her work is included in collections at the Bakersfield Art Museum, the Crocker Museum, the Hunterdon Art Museum, the Monterey Museum of Art, the Fresno Art Museum, the Tucson Art Museum, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

 

 

 

 

HELEN BAYLY has said that her creative process starts with a concept or a question, and then the visual aspects stem from various thoughts and ideas based on her environment, depending on anything ranging from her conversations to how much sleep she is getting. She wants her work to have meaning not only for herself, but also for her audience.  Bayly studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute from 2001-2004.  She has been included in several exhibitions, including Flower Pepper Gallery, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, art works downtown, and Project One.

 

 

 

 

 

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”Red White & Blue,” Helen Bayly

 

 

MADELINE DENARO describes herself as a process artist: Her art is secondary to the process, as that is what the work evolves from. Her creations are sensory, requiring the audience to feel and not necessarily to interpret. Denaro is from the Bronx and currently resides and works in Fort Lauderdale. She studied at the South Florida Art Institute, and she travelled extensively through Europe.  She was particularly inspired by art in Germany, one of her main influences being German artist Joseph Beuys.  She has exhibited her work in New York, Atlanta, Germany, and throughout South Florida.

 

 

 

HOLLY FARRELL is a self-taught artist who has been painting professionally since 1995.  Her work is influenced by her experiences of growing up in northern Ontario and of small town life.  Farrell says that her work is driven by nostalgia, showing the connections we all have to the subjects in her paintings. Farrell has exhibited in Canada, the USA, and Japan.  Her paintings are in collections both private and corporate throughout North America, Europe, and Japan.

 

 

 

 

HAYLEY GABVERLAGE’S three word description of her art reads: “Contemporary.  Humorous.  Slightly Southern.” Originally from Alabama, Gabverlage attended SCAD in Savannah, and she currently resides and works in New Orleans. Her work is inspired by the people, neighborhoods, and experiences in New Orleans.  Gabverlage contemporizes the outdated. She has a distinct color palette, and gravitates towards turquoise blues, mint greens, and muted tones. Her work is inspiring, and possesses a whimsical spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

 
ISABELLE GARBANI’S current work, “Love and Death: Archiving the 21st Century”, takes the digital communications from emails and social media sites and seeks to chronicle them in a tangible form.  The lace technique she uses to thread together Facebook posts, Tweets, and texts is reminiscent of a computer using complex operations to lace together the same information. The lace she uses is recycled plastic shopping bags, as she feels that plastic is the material that best represents our culture.  Originally from France, Garbani came to the USA as a young woman ready to realize her artistic passion.  She received her MFA in sculpture from the New York Academy of Art in 2004. She currently resides in Brooklyn.

 

 

 

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“Studio XXIV,” oil on canvas by Peri Schwartz

 

 

 

JAMIE KIRKLAND is a prominent abstract landscape artist, who lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her work creates a calm, meditative, reflective mood. The color palettes she uses have been known to be described as “quiet” and “harmonious.” Though she now resides in Santa Fe, she once lived in Crestone, Colorado, which is one of the quietest places on earth. Kirkland strives to channel the memory of this calm and quiet place into her work.  Kirkland’s paintings have been shown by several prominent arts organizations, including the Utah Arts Council; the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe; and the Pensacola Museum of Fine Art. In 2007, she was invited to become a member of the National Association of Women Artists, which was founded in 1889 and is the oldest professional women’s fine art organization in the US. Her work hangs in many prominent public, corporate, and private collections throughout the United States.

 

 

 

 

MIRA LEHR uses nontraditional media for her nature-based imagery, such as resin, gunpowder, fire, Japanese paper, and more. As a young female artist in the ‘50s and ‘60s, Lehr was at the forefront of abstract expressionism and also helped mobilize the female voice in cities such as Miami, where she co-founded the first women’s co-op in the southeast. A New York native, Lehr serves as mentor and collaborator to young artists. She teaches master classes with the National Young Arts Foundation, and she has been the artist in residence at the Bascom Summer Programs.  Lehr’s solo and group exhibitions number over 300. These include the Bass Museum of Art, the Miami Art Museum, the New Museum, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, and American Embassies around the world.

 

 

 

 

ASHLEY LONGSHORE has said that her art is representative of the world as she sees it, and she has been recognized as “a modern Andy Warhol.”  Her art focuses on American consumerism, pop culture, and Hollywood glamour. Longshore’s work often takes a satirical approach, using fashion icons as the means to make a statement. Her client base includes Blake Lively, Salma Hayek, and Penelope Cruz. Her gallery, Longshore Studio Gallery, is located on Magazine Street in New Orleans. She has exhibited in the US and Europe, and has been featured in such magazines as Elle, Forbes, Vogue, Marie Claire Belgium, Elle Décor Belgium, Vie Magazine, SPUR, Hollywood Reporter, and Matchbook Magazine.

 

 

 

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“Why is Life a Free Fall,” mixed media on panel by Jane Maxwell

 

 

CHERYL MAEDER uses her camera “as an instrument to convey the world through painterly eyes.”  Through her photography, she shows that what is clear and in focus is actually only one’s perception.  Her study of photography began while she was living in Switzerland, and upon her return to the US, she opened a studio in San Francisco.  Maeder has worked as a national fine art and advertising photographer, and she has shot campaigns for a number of clients, including Sony, AT&T, Visa, Calvin Klein, and Marriott Hotels.  Her work inspired the Dove Campaign on Real Women, Real Beauty, which has been shown worldwide.

 

 

 

 

 
KAREN MAINENTI says that her art “wrestles with the definition of femininity, unrealized dreams, and impossible ideals – both childish and adult.” Her Color Me Beautiful series is no exception: From cheeky oil paintings that express sentiments such as “Gentlemen Prefer Pink” to graphite drawings of certain beauty products showing the sad yet humorous absurdities involved in marketing, Mainenti’s art has a real sense of humor that struggles with feminine identity.  Mainenti has been included in numerous group exhibitions throughout New York City, as well as solo exhibitions.  For 10 years she was the Creative Director at Martha Stewart Living, and she currently is the Creative Director for Alene Candles in New York City.

 

 

 

 

 

JANE MANUS is an internationally renowned sculptor, who characterizes herself as a Constructivist-turned-Minimalist. Creating abstract sculptures, Manus decided early in her career to work exclusively with aluminum.  In her works, she explores symmetry, balance, and form through carefully positioned geometric shapes, often squares and rectangles, and linear forms. At once industrial and organic, the hard angles and highly finished surfaces of her pieces are softened by references to the human body and nature.  Manus has been exhibited in both group and solo shows around the US, and her work resides in numerous public collections across the US as well.

 

 

 

 

JANE MAXWELL is a mixed media artist from Boston, Massachusetts. Her work focuses largely on women, body image, and the feminine ideal.  Maxwell has a passion for vintage materials, modern fashion, and design, as well as a fascination of pop culture and female icons. She creates deeply layered collages, with female figures surrounded by choice images and words that harbor themes of perfection and feminine beauty. Maxwell’s work has been exhibited in New York City, San Francisco, Napa Valley, Newport, RI, London, and at Miami Art Fairs.  Her work has been collected by buyers worldwide. She has been a guest lecturer on the topic of body image and art at Wellesley College, Stonehill College, and the New England Art Institute.

 

 

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”Barbie,” acrylic & oil on Masonite by Holly Farrell

 

 

 

MARILYN MINTER is a painter and photographer whose hyperrealistic paintings and richly-colored photographs feature uncomfortably close-up views of the human body, covered in beads, glitter, or pearls.  Her work examines the concepts of “glamour” and “beauty”, with many of these bordering a pornographic edge. Her work is sexy, intriguing, and erotic, and seemingly asks the audience to challenge societal definitions of beauty and femininity.  Minter’s work has been exhibited all around the world, including at the Whitney Biennial, Art Basel, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.  Her video “Green Pink Caviar” was exhibited in the lobby of MoMa for a year, and excerpts were used by Madonna in her opening performance on the Sticky & Sweet tour. Minter currently lives and works in New York City.

 

 

 

 

EKATERINA PANIKANOVA transforms vintage books into provoking works of art, by painting meticulously beautiful watercolors directly onto the pages of these antiquated volumes. Viewers become transfixed by these works of art.  Ekaterina studied at the School of the Art of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. Her works has been exhibited in the Russian Union of Artists, at the Academy of Fine Arts, in St. Petersburg and Moscow.  She was born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1975. She currently lives and works in Rome.

 

 

 

 

MARGARET ROLEKE boldly states “I create politically aware work.” This statement speaks to her creations; with the use of children’s toys, Roleke creates pieces that include themes of consumerism, gender, and war. Using toy soldiers, Barbie Dolls, and other various children’s toys, Roleke’s work comments on the disorder of the world, and questions what belongs to girls, as opposed to what belongs to boys.  Roleke’s work has been exhibited throughout the US in group and solo exhibits. Her travels in Europe, Asia, Central America, and South America have influenced her practice, as well as her three year stay in London.

 

 

 

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”Letting Go,” flashe & acrylic with cold wax, Brenda Zappitell

PERI SCHWARTZ creates self-portraits, still life images and studio interiors that focus on composition, color, light and space. Schwartz prefers to work directly from life, and the objects in her studio, as well as the studio itself, become the subjects of her works. She uses painting, drawing, and monotype prints, and has said that each time she returns to one, she feels as though she is rediscovering it.  Schwartz has said that she strives for balance between representation and abstraction in her work.  In order to do so, she uses a grid technique, which she learned in the basics of composition. Her grids extend beyond the canvas or paper and onto the walls, tables, and books in her studio, thus turning the space into a real-life grid with intervals on the walls and in the painting. Schwartz studied at Boston University’s School of Fine Arts and received her MFA at Queen’s College.  Her work is collected in both the US and Europe.  She currently lives and works in New Rochelle, NY.

 

 

 

 

 

BRENDA ZAPPITELL is an abstract artist who states that she “creates abstract expressionist works not only born out of intuition but also serendipitously influenced by nature and life experiences.” A mostly self-taught artist, Zappitell didn’t realize that she wanted to create until she was 25. After spending time in an art gallery in Mexico in 1990, she realized her passion and was inspired to create. Zappitell’s work is inspired by life and by nature. The choices she makes artistically come to her naturally, and it isn’t until a work is finished that she reflects upon where these choices came from.  In this way, much of her art is in the discovery of the work, with the creation of her intention coming during the process, not before. Thus, her work is intuitive.  Zappitell’s work is in both private and public collections, including the Boca Museum of Art and St. Regis Hotel, NYC. She currently lives and has her studio in Delray Beach, Florida.

 

 

 

This project is sponsored in part by the City of Delray Beach, the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council and the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

 

 

About Delray Beach Center for the Arts:

 

Delray Beach Center for the Arts offers “a total arts experience™” through events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities. Celebrating 25 years of arts excellence, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Museum of Art (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Vintage Gymnasium (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The School of Creative Arts (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography, writing and performance classes. The Center also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit DelrayArts.org.

 

 

 

 

 

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Vicki Siegel Exhibits Acrylic and Mixed Media Paintings at Multiple Venues

With work in multiple venues, including a SOLO show, artist Vicki Siegel has been pouring her creative energy into new work and organizing a SOLO exhibit with a range of work from the last ten years.  Her paintings include images of both collective and personal memories. The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details of her exhibits and hopes you will stop by to view some of her wonderful, dreamlike creations.

 

 

 

VICKI SIEGEL EXHIBITS AT MULTIPLE VENUES 

 

 

 

Vicki Siegel’s paintings are informed by memory, both personal and collective. “Memories are imperfect representations of the past that are altered, fragmented, reconstructed and reinterpreted over time” says Siegel. “In my narrations details are found in layers often revealing something forgotten or missing from actual experiences or by the collective memories we share”.

 

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“Gioia” by Vicki Siegel (Acrylic and Image Transfer)

 

 

 

 

In her first SOLO show, “Journeys”, artist Vicki Siegel takes the viewer on an artistic journey from the outside world to a world that exists in the imagination. The exhibition takes place at the Weisman Delray Community Center, January 21, 2014- March 2, 2014. The Center is located at 7091 W. Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach. Hours are Monday – Thurs. 9 am – 5 pm, Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. A reception with a brief artist talk will be held Sunday, February 16th from 2-4 pm. Free and open to the public. Call 561-558-2100.  “Journeys” runs January 21, 2014- March 2, 2014. 

 

 

 

With over twenty five paintings on display, from landscapes to figurative, these colorful works of art reflect the artist’s focus on both the spiritual and natural worlds. Many have a dreamlike calming atmosphere. Expressive use of acrylic paint with overlays of pencil, charcoal, and oil stick drawing, along with image transfers of photographs will delight the viewer.

 

A portion of the sales will benefit The Weisman Delray Community Center. It is part of the Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service. The Center is located at 7091 W. Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach. Call 561-558-2100 for more information. 

 

 

"To Have and To Hold" by Vicki Siegel

“To Have and To Hold” by Vicki Siegel (Acrylic)

 

Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service (JFS) offers help, hope and humanity through a comprehensive range of programs and services which support people of all ages and beliefs. With locations in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, JFS programs and services include food and financial assistance, senior services, counseling and mental health services and many volunteer opportunities. Funding is provided by private and corporate support, grants, special events and individuals who reach thousands in need each year. For more information, contact 561-852-3333 or visit www.ruthralesjfs.org.

 

 

 

Don’t miss the chance to see Vicki Siegel’s brand new work at Art al’FRESCO. Rolando Chang Barrero, owner of ArtistActivistA Gallery, invited Vicki Siegel to exhibit at ART al’FRESCO on Friday January 24. ART al’FRESCO is a part of Art Synergy which are six satellite exhibitions for ART PALM BEACH 2014.

 

"Reach for the Sky" by Vicki Siegel

“Reach for the Sky” by Vicki Siegel (Acrylic)

 

 

Hosted by the Boynton Beach Arts District (BBAD), ARTal’FRESCO is a one night art, fashion and cultural exhibition which will feature unique art experiences at BBAD, including live, interactive painting in artist’s studio settings; plein air painting; contemporary sculpture installations; a glass blowing demonstration; painting and photography exhibitions; and video projection. Participants will be entertained by the South Florida Symphony Brass Ensemble; Illuminated Performance by Philosiphiers; Fusion: Fashion and Art’s Living Sculptures and graffiti artists painting on “ActivistArtistA Bay Gates” doors and walls.

 

 

ART al FRESCO (Part of Art Synergy) Boynton Beach Art District (BBAD), 422 West Industrial Ave, Boynton Beach, FL, United States 33426. BBAD is Located in the Boynton Beach Industrial Park, One block west of exit 57 on I 95 (Boynton Beach Blvd. exit), Friday, January 24th, 7-10 pm. For more information visit:  www.artsynergypbc.com

 

 

"Bridge to the Past" by Vicki Siegel

“Bridge to the Past” by Vicki Siegel

 

You can see “Stairway to Heaven”, an installation piece, at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery. It is part of “Art 2014”, a group Show at the Levis JCC Sandler Center. This show was juried by Steven Maklansky, the director of the Boca Museum of Art. The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery; Levis JCC Sandler Center is located at 21050 95th Ave. S., Boca Raton, FL 33428 The Show runs thru March 20, 2014. Call 558-2504 for hours 

 

 

Siegel has two works in “Visionaries”, The National Association of Women Artists’ (NAWA) Group Show at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. ”Eclipse ” and “The Key” are both acrylic with image transfer that have an environmental theme. Marco Island Center for the Arts is located at 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145 thru until January 25, 2014

 

When walking the “Avenue” in Delray Beach, be sure to stop in to see two works Vicki has on exhibit at the  Artists’ Guild Gallery. 512 E. Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483. Until  Feb 15, 2014

 

For more information about Vicki’s exhibits or art work please contact her   vickisiegelart.com  or vickisiegelart@gmail.com

 

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National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) Offers Lecture

National Association of Women Artists, (NAWA) Florida Chapter invites you to see their exhibit “Introspections” a collection of fine art paintings, sculptures and photography created by Florida Chapter members.   In addition, Carol Prusa will present a lecture, “Emergent Worlds”.  The event is open to the public. The Rickie Report encourages artists to seek out networking opportunities like NAWA, to share and learn from your artistic peers! Better yet, you may find a mentor!  There are more details in this article about this exhibit as well as how to connect with NAWA, whose Florida Chapter is very active.

 

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The National Association of Women

Artists, Inc.

 Florida Chapter

 

 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

 

Featured Lecture by Carol Prusa

“Emerging Worlds”

Lecture    

2pm – 3:30 pm 

 

Reception and Awards Ceremony

4:00 – 6:00 pm

 

 “Introspections”

A Multi-Media Visual Art Exhibit

 

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 5:00 p.m.

 

Boca Museum Art School Gallery

 

801 West Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton

 

Open to the Public               Admission Free

 

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The National Association of Women Artists ( NAWA), Florida Chapter, invites the public to their exhibit, “Introspections”.  On Thursday, October 17th, at 2:00pm,  a special lecture will be presented by Carol Prusa, titled “ Emergent Worlds”.  The lecture will be followed by a Reception and Awards Ceremony from 4-6 pm.

 

Carol Prusa  is a professor at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. She is a nationally known artist  who has exhibit widely and served as the juror for the exhibit  NAWA Florida exhibit “Introspections”,  currently on display through October 18, 2013.  Prusa is known for using mathematical models, developed by physicists, to describe the universe.  The objects’ interconnectedness gives the viewer a glimpse of order and spirituality, where art and science combine.  

 

National Association of Women Artists fosters public awareness of, and interest in works of art with an emphasis on fine art created by women and encourages the artwork of new emerging artists.

 

The Florida Chapter carries out the mission of the National Association of Women Artists, Inc., in Florida. The Chapter engages an active program of regional exhibitions, seminars and other educational activities as well as sponsoring annual scholarships for talented and needy art students.

 

 Member’s artwork is juried at the New York City headquarters.   For more information about  please visit nawafl.com  or contact Jane McIntyre at 561.394.5562  or The Art School, Boca Museum at 561.392.2503

 

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“Eclectic”, A Multi Media Art Exhibition Presented by NAWA

 The members of NAWA, The National Association of Women Artists will present “Eclectic”, A Multi Media Art Exhibition at the Armory Art Center opening on February 8th.  The event is open to the public, but more importantly, it will be an opportunity to meet the NAWA Scholarship winners from the Dryfoos School of Art in West Palm Beach.  NAWA, an organization founded so long ago shows its true colors by nurturing the artists of today and tomorrow. The Rickie Report is proud to be announcing this event and hopes you will attend.

 

The National Association of Women Artists, Inc.

 Florida Chapter

Presents:

“Eclectic”, A Multi Media Art Exhibition

At the East and Greenfield Galleries of the Armory Art Center

 1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida, 33401.

Show runs from Friday, February 8 – Saturday March 16, 2013

 

The public is invited to a reception

February 8, 2012 from 6 – 8 pm

 Exhibit is open Mon-Fri 10 -4, Saturday 10 – 2 and is Closed on Sunday

During the reception on February 8th, the NAWA/Florida Chapter will present Art Scholarships to talented female art students from the Dryfoos School of Art in West Palm beach, FL.  

“Shoreline” by Cohen

Scholarship winners’ art will be exhibited along with NAWA members at the Armory Art Center.

“The Fighter” by Andre

The National Association Of Women Artists Inc. is the oldest professional women artists association in the United States. The Florida Chapter is the only regional chapter in the country. Its  artists work is juried into the organization at headquarters in New York City. 

 

“Her Nature” by Lublinski

For more information please contact  Show Chair, Bernice Harwood at  561-736-9720 or harwoodbernice@yahoo.com

 

“Red Desert” by Saitlin

MISSION STATEMENT

” The purpose of the Association is to promote culture and education in the visual arts through exhibitions of its members’ works, lectures, art demonstrations, scholarships, awards and other educational programs. Association shall foster public awareness of and interest in works of art with emphases on fine art created by women. It will encourage new emerging artists through all appropriate means”

“Majestic” by Staub

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS, FLORIDA CHAPTER INC.

On January 6, 1995, the first and only chapter of this prestigious art association was founded in Florida by Liana Moonie, of Palm Beach and Connecticut, a past president of National, along with Madeline Weiss, of West Palm Beach, the first local president of N.A.W.A. Florida Chapter. The Florida Chapter carries out the mission of the National Association of Women Artists, Inc. with regional exhibitions, seminars and other educational activities as well as sponsoring annual scholarships for talented High School art students toward the college of their choice.

“Woodland” by Harwood

Our exhibition venues have included the Armory Art Center, Northwood University, and Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens in West Palm Beach, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Gardensart at Palm Beach Gardens City Hall, The Cornell Museum of Art and History, Delray Beach, the Capital Building Gallery in Tallahassee and various Northern Trust Banks throughout the state.

“The Pen Is Mightier” by Fishenfeld

For further information, email NAWA Headquarters at office@thenawa.org or Anica Shpilberg, NAWA/FL Membership- anica@shpilberg.com or check out their website: www.thenawa.org

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Thanking Liana Mooney

It is not often that we take the time to thank someone.  The National Association of Women Artists, Florida Chapter is honoring Liana Mooney, founder of the Florida Chapter.  She has been not only a pillar of the art community but a progressive thinker and inspiration to generations of women artists.  The  Rickie Report recommends you look into joining NAWA, networking with other members and being inspired by women such a Liana, whom we interviewed for this publication.

 

 

 

 

Feelings of Nature – 1971 Accepted by National Academy of Design for National Exhibition

 

 

TRR: Please tell our readers how you became involved in NAWA.

LM:  A friend of mine suggested that I apply for membership to the N.A.W.A.., which I did in October 1978, and to my surprise I was accepted. The following month, in November, I was invited to be on the Board of Directors. Wow, what a ride it has been.

I fell in love with the spirit of the five founders, Grace Fitz-Randolph, Edith M. Prellwitz, Adele Frances Bidell, Anita C. Ashley, and Elizabeth S. Cheever, who on the evening of January 31, 1889 met at Grace’s studio on Washington Square, NYC and formed
The Women’s Art Club, which later, after many transformations, became The National Association of Women Artists, Inc.  These pioneers have always been a great inspiration for me.
It was hard for women to exhibit their work in those times. They decided to do something by establishing a women’s organization where they could exhibit their work because it was GOOD. They felt that “ creative achievement need carry no sex discrimination.”
The purpose of this group was to showcase and serve women artists by promoting and encouraging growth through all appropriate means.  This purpose has been carried out strongly throughout N.A.W.A.’s 123 years of existence.

“Regata” – Watercolor

TRR: Florida is the only state with a NAWA Chapter outside of New York.  Can you comment on that?
LM:  For all these years N.A.W.A. has continually served and promoted women artists, encouraged aspiring artists and reached out to the community through art programs free of charge.
In Florida, our Chapter is a vital art environment with award winning and recognized professional artists who carry on N.A.W.A.’s purpose.
We have established a Scholarship Fund for talented and needy  high school students of the Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, who plan to make the visual arts their life career.
The Florida Chapter is an enthusiastic and generous group who reaches out to the community by providing excellent exhibitions, receptions and art programs free of charge. We are hoping to establish more Chapters throughout the Country,
We look back with pride to N.A.W.A. ‘s long and rich legacy, and forward to a successful future, facing new challenges of the future with new responses, but without departing from the purpose of the past.
TRR: You began as a representational artist and have  moved toward abstract.  How did this transition occur?

LM:   I was studying water color with Edgar Whitney, an academician, to whom I am very grateful. From him I earned the most basic rules, the elements and principals of design, which made my move to the abstract style very easy.

Although I loved painting in the representational style, I felt that painting in abstract would be more challenging. I felt that the essence of things that surrounded me was more important than the objects themselves.  I strive to portray the emotional impact of the scene.  In expressing my impressions in abstract form, I am consciously freeing form and color from Nature to focus on the essential order of things as I see and feel them.
I have painted the “Feelings of Nature” series using different media from water color to oil, mixed media, black/white, pastels and collages.   In between these changes I painted monoprints and monotype, and also encaustic.  But I always seem to go back to my “Feelings of Nature” on canvas and on paper. And this is where I am now.
TRR: What advice would you give to aspiring women artists today?
LM:   BELIEVE in your goal and a higher Spirit that will guide you.  Determination, perseverance and great passion will help you
reach unthinkable aims.
Blue Oil on Canvas:

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