Assemblage Artist And Sculptor, Phillip Estlund, Speaks About “Derelict Nature” At Armory Art Center’s Opening Art Salon On October 2nd

The Armory Art Center brings so many opportunities not only to artists, but to art lovers. The monthly Art Salons led by Elle Schorr allow all of us to meet and better understand the creative process with internationally, nationally and locally based artists.  Meet assemblage artist and sculptor, Phillip Estlund on Tuesday, October 2nd, as he discusses “Derelict Nature The public is invited.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.  Stop and look at the art…hear the creators…share the wonder!

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

AT THE ART SALON:

TUESDAY,  October 2, 2018

6:30 -8:30 pm

“Derelict Nature”

PRESENTED BY

Phillip Estlund

 

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER MEDIA ROOM

 

There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.

Armory Art Center Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

* Exhibitions are open to the public

Art Salons continue to meet in the Armory Art Center Library on Tuesday nights, usually the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, from October through May. Salons are open to anyone who would like to participate in these lively discussions. There is a $10 donation for each salon.

 

 

“Adventures in Interior Design” by Phillip Estlund

 

 

Phillip Estlund makes sculptures and assemblages using detritus from his immediate surroundings. These works are reflective of the present day, tenuous natural environmental and financial climate. Estlund’s work is made from ordinary materials collected from demolition sites – all in advanced stages of decrepitude, further hastened by the volatile South Florida climate. Ever yielding to the inevitability and finality of decay, through these sculptures the artist embraces attrition and the resulting degeneration as a force of both inevitable annihilation and potential growth. He has also created heavily tactile landscape paintings, as well as transforming mid century pieces of furniture through addition of botanical and field guide images, and real but inverted cypress knees. Inspired by the sequential devastating hurricanes that preceded the housing crash nearly a decade ago, and through the use of a menagerie of man-made, natural, and synthetic-chemical materials, Estlund is addressing the visual/physical stew that is our contemporary landscape and examining the complexities of living in such a place.

 

 

“Home Invasion” by Phillip Estlund

 

 

Phillip Estlund was born in Athens, Greece and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He received his BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and studied in the Netherlands at the Academie voor Beeldende Vorming, Tilburg. He received a South Florida Cultural Consortium Grant in 2011, and has been included in exhibitions at Cheim and Reid, Gagosian, Eleven Rivington, Work/Space at ACME, Los Angeles, MOCA North Miami, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Schmitt Gallery at FAU, The Norton Museum (The Triumph of Love / The Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection), and the Bunker Artspace Inaugural Exhibition of the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, (where he is also a co-curator). Estlund is represented by Gavlak Gallery in Palm Beach, and will have work in “Sea and Sky” there this fall. One of his installations can currently be seen at the Culture Lab (formerly Macy’s) in West Palm Beach.

 

 

Installation Art at North Miami MOCA by Phillip Estlund

ART SALONS at the ARMORY ART CENTER in West Palm Beach are a gathering place for artists from throughout in the region. Each month from October to May, Art Salons offer presentations by influential professional artists whose artwork is being shown in museums and galleries in South Florida. Presenters show their work, talk about their influences, and explore the work of artists showing in museums and galleries, followed by stimulating discussions between all who attend. Our discussions cover the gamut of contemporary art themes, including conceptual, cultural, socio/political, environmental, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and where we fit into the world of contemporary conceptual art. Art Salons also offer the opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, enhance professional development, share useful resources, and network with other artists.

ELLE SCHORR, a well known artist / photographer who spends much of her time at museums and art exhibits locally and internationally, has been facilitating the salons, hosted by the Armory Art Center, since 2012.

 

 

Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

 

 

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Artist’s Back Injury Leads Her To A New Creative Passion: Yoga Art

Palm Beach Gardens artist Caren Hackman has been painting since childhood. But it was literally a back-breaking ordeal that led her to her new artistic passion – inspirational yoga portraits.  In 2008, a back injury and unsuccessful surgery following that left Caren in pain. It sidelined her for two years during which she lived with not only pain, but anger over her diminished quality of life. In late 2010 she was introduced to yoga.  As she learned more about the physical aspects of yoga, it began a slow, personal evolution, a catharsis, leaving the anger behind, which allowed Caren to focus on the things in her life that she could enjoy. As the spiritual essence of the practice became clear, Caren was drawn to share that passion through her art.  The Rickie Report shares Caren’s remarkable journey and artwork.

 

 

 

 

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www.yogapainter.com

 

Your Source For Yoga Artworks  And Gifts

 

 

 

 

 

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“Ancient Oak Tree Pose” by Caren Hackman

 

 

In 2008, a back injury left Caren in pain. Unsuccessful surgery worsened the situation. It sidelined her for two years during which she lived with not only pain, but anger over her diminished quality of life. In late 2010 she was first introduced to yoga.  “Yoga saved my life,” she said, still with emotion. As she learned more about the physical aspects of yoga, it began a slow, personal evolution, a catharsis, leaving the anger behind, which allowed Caren to focus on “the things in my life that I could enjoy.” As the spiritual essence of the practice became clear, Caren was drawn to share that passion through her art.

 

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“Shanti Lavender” Peace Scroll by Caren Hackman

She is now dedicating her creative time to yoga artwork and has a website, www.yogapainter.com to display and sell her work. “This series of paintings shows my great love and respect for the practice. I hope that viewers can feel that love and connection with the spiritual and physical aspects of yoga,” she said.  Her work is already getting noticed. Her yoga portrait, SG Child Pose, was accepted into an art competition/show at Art Gallery of Viera in Melbourne, FL. It was on display there for all of October 2016, receiving an award ribbon and cash prize.

 

 

 

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“Child Pose” by Caren Hackman

Caren Hackman’s previous artwork has been eclectic. An expert watercolorist, she also works in mixed media, painting in acrylic or oil on canvas, and includes collage for added texture. As often as possible in her creative work, she portrays patterns in nature. A beautiful example is her recent yoga painting, Ancient Oak Tree. It incorporates the yoga tree pose with an ancient oak she saw at San Felasco State Park near Gainesville. “It was a magnificent tree with gnarled trunk, sprawling limbs, and giant roots.” The Ancient Oak Tree artwork is available on note cards, as well as wall hanging scrolls, from 13” X 19” to mural size.

 

 

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“Namaste” Scroll,  by Caren Hackman

Her new online store features two series of work: Yoga Portraits and Yoga Expressions. The Yoga Portraits are traditional hand-painted original portraits on artist canvas. Caren, a graphic designer by trade, has also created Yoga Expressions. These are digital paintings created using an electronic tablet and stylus. The artwork is printed with high-quality archival inks on artist canvas. No two are the same and this process allows the paintings to be customized by including a Sanskrit word, person’s name, symbol, or a yoga studio logo.  The artwork on canvas hangs from supports at the top and bottom. “In an effort to free the artwork from the traditional constraints of frames and glass, I have developed a hanging system much like ancient Asian scrolls.”

 
Caren has been painting since childhood and doing graphic design professionally since college. Her college degree was in industrial design. “My dream had always been to be an artist, but I had a huge love of building things and tactile projects. Industrial design filled that need.” But that didn’t extinguish her original passion and she continued to paint throughout college and afterward. “I continue to paint and exhibit while running my graphic design business and creating illustrations for clients.” She is hoping to show more of her yoga work locally.
In South Florida, Caren is well-known for her tireless dedication to community projects. She has founded the GardensArt program and Artists of Palm Beach County. Caren illustrated the life of George Morikami for the Morikami Museum. Her task force and committee contributions include the Norton Museum of Art’s ArtServe, Armory Art Center, Boys and Girls Club Gators Galore, SunFest, Palm Beach State College Campus Art Gallery. Most recently she became a member of the board of directors of April is for Authors.

 

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Caren Hackman

Caren has been awarded two Artist in Residence positions: in 2010, by Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin, and in 2005, by the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch, Iowa. Caren’s paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout Florida, including the Cornell Museum of Art and History, Delray Beach; The Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida, Panama City; the Ritter Gallery, Boca Raton; the Arts Center, St. Petersburg; Barrier Island Group for the Arts, Sanibel Island; and the Global Gallery, Tampa. In addition her work has been shown at the Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, Wisconsin; the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, California; the Spirit Echoes Gallery, Austin, Texas; and University of Mobile, Mobile, Alabama. Her work is represented in numerous collections, including: University of Texas Health Science Center NE, Tyler, Texas; Roger Dean, Palm Beach, FL; Equitable Life, West Palm Beach, FL; Northwood University, West Palm Beach, FL; Lake Wales Medical Center, Lake Wales, FL; and A.H. Fisher Diamonds, Red Bank, NJ.

 

You can experience Caren Hackman’s yoga series at: www.yogapainter.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Day At The Norton Includes Special Exhibits, Docent-Led Tours And Lunch

The Mandel JCC welcomes everyone to meet at the Norton Museum in West Palm for a docent-led tour of the museum’s current exhibits which will include: “From Degas to Van Gogh”; “O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York”; and “Women Artists of the 20th and 21st Centuries”.  On Wednesday, March 23, the tour is followed by lunch at The Café in the Norton. After lunch you are welcome to spend more time enjoying the Norton’s treasures. To provide the optimum experience, participants will be split into small groups for the tour. The the number of people for this excursion is limited to  40, on a first come basis, first serve basis. Please RSVP! The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds you that this is open to members and non-members!

 

 

 

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Presents:

A Day at the Norton


 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

10:30 AM 


 

 

 

 

 

$40/Member; $48/Guest

Register:

www.jcconline.com

or Call  561-712-5232.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norton Museum

1451 S. Olive Avenue    West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

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Norton Museum

 

On this cultural day trip, participants will have the opportunity to visit the renowned Norton Museum in West Palm Beach. The museum itself was founded in 1941, by Ralph Hubbard Norton and his wife Elizabeth. The couple had a taste for the fine arts and spent many years building a personal collection of paintings and sculptures. Splitting their time between Chicago and West Palm Beach, the couple decided to move to South Florida permanently and share their private collection with the public.

 

 

 

 

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“The Poplars at Saint-Rémy” by Vincent Van Gogh

 

 

 

When Norton moved down here, he commissioned the distinguished firm of Wyeth & King to design the museum and the Art Deco/ Neo-Classic building opened their doors to the public on February 8, 1941. Today, their collection consists of more than 7,000+ works of art in the following areas: European, American, Chinese, Contemporary, and Photography.

 

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“Portrait of Myself” Florine Stettheimer

 

During your docent led tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the museum’s current exhibits which include: “From Degas to Van Gogh”;” O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York”; and “Women Artists of the 20th and 21st Centuries”. The tour is followed by lunch at The Café in the Norton. After lunch you are welcome to spend more time enjoying the Norton’s treasures.

 
To provide all of our patrons with the optimum experience, we will be splitting the tour into small groups. Therefore, we will be limiting the number of people for this excursion to 40 people, on a first- come-first-serve basis!

 

 

To learn more about this museum visit go to www.jcconline.com or Contact us at 561-712-5232.

This event is being held at:

Norton Museum at 1451 S. Olive Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

 

 

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561-537-0291

Don’t Miss A Minute Of ArtSynergy Events In Conjunction With ArtPalmBeach2016

The Palm Beaches will be vibrating with art when ArtPalmBeach returns on January 20, 2016 to celebrate its 19th year at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The fair will feature 85 international exhibitors, installation projects, art video labs, and SCULPT Palm Beach featuring a major large scale public art sculpture on the Palm Beach County Convention Center entrance plaza.  Art Synergy in collaboration with ArtPalmBeach will produce more than 65 exhibitions, January 15 – 30th throughout the nine Palm Beach County Art Districts during Art Palm Beach week. The nine art districts are: Antique Row, Artists Alley Delray, Boynton Beach Art District, Lake Park and North Palm Beach Art District, Lake Worth Arts, Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, and Worth Avenue.  The Rickie Report shares Highlights

 

 

 

 

 

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Marjorie S. Fisher Gallery: ArtSynergy presents ‘Mixing It Up’ at Marjorie S. Fisher Gallery All Media Group Exhibition. Reception on Friday, January 22nd (6pm to 8:30pm) – $10 Entry Donation. Sponsored by Civil Society Brewing and the West Palm Beach CRA. In conjunction with ArtSynergy, ArtPalmBeach and the Northwood ArtX ArtWalks. Featured Artists Include: Julie Silk Beaumont, Steve Brouse, Anthony Burks Sr., Robert Catapano, M.C. Desorcy, Ren Dittfield, David Hayes, Greg Matthews, Craig McInnis, Henriett Michel, John Rachell, Barry Seidman…
Exhibition runs from January 5th to January 30th and is Free during regular Gallery Hours – Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 5pm.

 

 

Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery will be presenting “Wet Foot / Dry Foot : 4 Cubans Conditions and Contributions.” Opening Reception January 15, 2016 | 6-9 PM. Continues through ArtWeek2016 in collaboration with Art Synergy and ArtPalmBeach.

 

 

 

The Urban Arts Lofts presents “Art Junction” on Saturday, January 23rd. The artists at the Urban Arts Lofts (UAL) invite you to an evening of sculpture, metalworking, photography, ceramics & custom built wood workings. The Lofts will feature several nationally known artists.For more information log onto: www.lakewortharts.com Studios open at noon. Special reception from 6-9 pm.Free Event!

 

 

 

ActivistArtistA Gallery presents “Snapshots! The Artist Gaze, opening reception January 28, 2016 6-10 PM.

 

 

 

Back Alley Art Festival The Lake Park Art District In conjunction with Art Palm Beach and ART Synergy we will be hosting The Back Alley Art Festival (Hopefully first annual)! Live painting and murals all night long.  Much more info coming so please stay tuned.  Food from Diner Dogs Inc. & Woodys Burgers Florida.

 

 

 

CONTINUUM is a pop-up art exhibition by Art Synergy in the Arts & Entertainment District in downtown West Palm Beach that takes place during ArtPalmBeach Week. Jan. 21 to Jan. 30 at 522 Clematis Street.

 

 

 

The Armory Center will be featuring three exhibitions during Art Palm Beach Week “The Women of Vision”, Rising Waters: an exhibition of recent works by Mags Harries and River: an installation by Mags Harries and Lajos Heder. “The Women of Vision” will feature sculpture, painting, photography, ceramics and mixed media. Rising Waters is an exhibition by Boston based artist Mag Harries it is an ironic and poignant commentary on the dilemma of “Rising Waters”-our inability to grasp it on an individual level and our societal refusal to deal with the effects of global warming already so evident in South Florida. River, the installation by Boston based artists Mags Harries and Lajos Heder of water, light, and shadow creates an apparition of a river from one bucket of water. January 16- February 12, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts will be featuring a glass blowing demonstration with contemporary glass artist Laura Donefer. Donefer has been a driving force in the Canadian glass movement for 18 years, she has curated many exhibits to show Canadian work including a major one in Tucson, Arizona entitled “North of the Border”.  Partners in this venture are McMow Art Glass and Habatat Galleries.  Artists will be selling their hand made fine crafts from 2 – 9 pm.

 

 

 

Bold Beauty Project, ArtPalmBeach has partnered with the Bold Beauty Project and famed photographer Robert Zuckerman to bring the Bold Beauty Project photography exhibit to Art Palm Beach 2016. This innovative visual arts event showcases women who dare to expose their disabilities. The models boldly face the photographer’s lens, and through the process, they uncover their beauty, sensuality and strength to break the molds of conventional beauty.

 

 

 

FOTOfusion at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre is the International Festival of Photography and Digital Imaging. In its 21st year it will feature Portfolio Reviews by 100 Experts, Mini FOTOshoots, seminars & panel discussions, hands-on computer labs, multimedia presentations, photography & digital art exhibitions, book signings & gallery walks and fuse and schmooze parties. Jan.19- Jan. 23.

 

 

 

Whitespace Collection: Collectors Breakfast featuring artist Rita Montlack and her exhibition “XXL Photographs; A Historical Survey of Contemporary Photography”. This private collection art exhibition space will be open to the public for the annual Art Palm Beach Collectors Breakfast and viewing of this private collection and featured exhibition January 24, Breakfast- 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, collection will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Whitespace will also have a booth at ArtPalmbeach in the Convention Center.

 

 

 

Norton Museum of Art will be exhibiting Vincent van Gogh’s “The Poplars at Saint-Rémy , the piece was painted in the same community, and in the same year, as The Starry Night, during a period when van Gogh was hospitalized. Additionally, the Norton will be exhibiting the “Portrait of Mademoiselle Hortense Valpinçon”, which has been rarely – if ever – been exhibited in the southeast United States.

 

 

 

Society of the Four Arts Exhibition on Screen: “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” Hailed as the most successful exhibition in Tate Modern’s history, you can now catch “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” at the Four Arts”, featuring exclusive new footage from The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Acclaimed British actor Simon Russell Beale brings insight and emotion to the words of Henri Matisse himself, while actor Rupert Young (Merlin) narrates. Saturday, January 23, 2016 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., at the Society of the Four Arts.

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art presents Dames: Portraits by Norman Sunshine. During a period of convalescence when he could not paint as he once was able to do, Sunshine delved into the digital world of art making and searched for subjects of style and substance. In doing so he was taken with notable women; their poise, their composure, and their self-assurance. Among those who have posed for him are art patron Agnes Gund, philanthropist Nancy Kissinger, and Anne Sutherland Fuchs, former publisher of Vogue, Woman’s Day, and Elle.

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter: “The Manoogian Collection: Two Centuries of American Art”. Considered to be one of the most significant private collections of American art compiled during the 20th century. This landmark exhibition includes 19th and 20th-century American paintings. Dr. Anne Palumbo lecture, “The Statue of Liberty as an American Icon” Thursday, January 21, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

For more information please visit: www.artsynergypbc.com

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

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Call To Artists For Next Exhibition At Palm Beach International Airport

It’s here!  The new Call to Artists for the next exhibition at Palm Beach International Airport and a new application process!  Ellen E. Roberts, Curator of the Harold and Anne Berkley Smith of American Art at the Norton Museum of Art, will be the guest judge. The exhibition runs December 9, 2015 – April 6, 2016.  Submittal deadline is November 20, 2015, 4pm.  Application and Jpeg(s) are now accepted online, however $20 Application Fee cannot be paid online.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges all Palm Beach County artists to apply!  Artwork sells and the artists keep 100% of the sales generated.  There will be a public reception on March 2nd from 5:30-7:30 pm to meet and mingle with the artists.

 

 

 

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CALL FOR ART

Palm Beach International Airport!

NEW APPLICATION PROCESS

 

 DEADLINE NOV. 20,2015 at  4:00 PM

Open only to Palm Beach County residents

 

 

As a major gateway to South Florida, Palm Beach International Airport (PBIA) receives an average of 500,000 travelers per month. This exhibition showcases high quality art in diverse media by Palm Beach County’s finest professional and emerging artists. Exhibition runs December 9, 2015 – April 6, 2016.

 

Click here for the complete Call to Artists, and to submit your application and jpegs:

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DETAILS

 

 

 

JUDGE

Ellen E. Roberts, Curator of the Harold and Anne Berkley Smith American Art at the Norton Museum of Art, will be the guest judge for this exhibition.

One of Ms. Roberts current projects is development of the exhibition O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York which will open in February 2016. Before coming to the Norton in 2012, she was assistant and then associate curator of American art at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she contributed to numerous exhibitions and catalogues including Edward Hopper, American Modernism at the Art Institute of Chicago, Apostles of Beauty: Arts and Crafts from Britain to Chicago, and The Age of American Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Art Institute of Chicago. Ms. Roberts has a Ph.D. in art history from Boston University.

 

NEW APPLICATION PROCESS
Application Form and Jpeg(s) are now accepted online using the County’s application process below.
Please make sure your jpegs are properly sized (per specifications below) before beginning your online application below.

$20 Application Fee cannot be paid online. It must be mailed or hand delivered with a copy of application.

Online application/jpeg(s) will not be processed until County receives $20.00 check with copy of application.

1) APPLICATION FEE $20.00
$20.00 check should be made out to Palm Beach County BCC. Mail or hand deliver your $20.00 check AND a printed copy of your completed application form to Palm Beach County Art in Public Places, 2633 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL 33411 ATTN: Art at the Airport.

Submittals will not be processed if a printed copy of your application form is not included with your check. If you’re dropping off your $20 application check & a copy of your application paperwork in person, please put them in an envelope with your First and Last Name and ATTN: “Art at the Airport” on the front of the envelope .

Only online submittals of images will be accepted. You don’t need to include a printed image of your art with your $20 check and printed application. Application fees are non-refundable. Fees offsets a small portion of the cost to run the “Art of the Airport” Program.

2) JPEG(s) of Artwork
You’ll be prompted to submit a jpeg image of your art at the end of the online application process. If your art is framed, please provide an additional jpeg showing the artwork in its frame so the judge can review the composition as a whole. Name jpeg file Lastname.Firstname.jpg. If you are submitting an additional jpeg file of your framed artwork, name the second file Lastname.Firstname2. Image size should not exceed 1920 pixels on longest side. Image can’t be larger than 2MB. If larger, County won’t receive it.

2) APPLICATION
Please click here to complete the application form and submit your jpeg(s).

Application

 

 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

ALL media welcome. ONLY ONE ARTWORK per artist.

Artwork must be:
Two-dimensional
Wired across the back (hanging system shown)

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· Finished on all sides or framed
· Minimum size 16” x 20” (including frame)
· Maximum size 8 feet tall x 13 feet wide
· Painting reproductions not accepted

 

 

 

For more information please contact:

Elayna Toby Singer
Palm Beach County Art in Public Places
2633 Vista Parkway      W.Palm Beach, FL 33411
http://www.pbcgov.com/fdo/ART
esinger@pbcgov.org
(561) 233-0235

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Wellington Art Society Features Chinese Brush Painting With Internationally Renown Artist, Susan Wilders

The Wellington Art Society will feature local artist and teacher Susan Wilders at their November 11, 2015 meeting, to be held at Bootz Culture Camp in Royal Palm Beach.  Everyone is invited to the Meet and Greet, which begins at 6:30, followed by a short meeting and member spotlight. Susan is an accomplished Chinese Brush Painting artist. Susan has been painting in the styles of the Edo and Lingnan schools for 20 years. She studied Chinese Brush Painting and Japanese Sumi-e from two of our country’s foremost masters, Mr. Chow Chian-Chiu and Mrs. Chow Leung Chen-Ying.

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

FEATURES

SUSAN WILDERS

CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING

Wednesday, November 11th

6:30 pm

Bootz Culture Camp

420 State Road 7     Unit 120       

Royal Palm Beach, FL

 

 

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Chinese Brush Painting by Susan Wilders

 

 

The Wellington Art Society will feature local artist and teacher Susan Wilders at their November 11, 2015 meeting at Bootz Culture Camp, 420 State Road 7, room 120, Royal Palm Beach. Meet and greet will begin at 6:30, followed by a short meeting and member spotlight.

 

 

 

 

 

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Chinese Brush Painting by Susan Wilders

The demonstrator for the evening will be Susan Wilders, accomplished Chinese Brush Painting artist. Susan has been painting in the styles of the Edo and Lingnan schools for 20 years. She studied Chinese Brush Painting and Japanese Sumi-e from two of our country’s foremost masters, Mr. Chow Chian-Chiu and Mrs. Chow Leung Chen-Ying.

 

 

 

 

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Chinese Brush Painting by Susan Wilders

As Susan says, “Teachers open the door, but you must enter”. She entered that door twenty years ago and feels the joy of Chinese painting has enriched her life. Underlying the simplicity of the composition is a philosophy that sees a unifying pattern of life in all natural forms. Bamboo signifies the will to survive; the orchid represents the Yin energy; the plum blossoms re-emergence and continuity of life and the chrysanthemum associates fragrant plants with ideals of moralistic behavior and the changing of the seasons.

 

 

 

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Chinese Brush Painting by Susan Wilders

From these four, all subjects can be created with beautiful strokes and the right amount of ink, water and pressure. The spirit of the brush brings flowers, birds, animals and landscapes to life.

 

 

 

 

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Chinese Brush Painting by Susan Wilders

Susan Wilders teaches her art at the Armory Art Center and Morikami Museum, as well as various school programs in Palm Beach County and the state art program for special needs adults and children. She has conducted workshops and given lectures and demonstrations at the Norton Museum. Her work has been shown in many Florida shows and the Charles Sumner Museum in Washington, D.C. Susan’s paintings are in collections throughout the United States and Europe.

 

 

 

About Wellington Art Society:

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization. In its 35th year, WAS is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through. their art.

For further information visit:

wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

 

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Ray Gross’ Newest Art Sculptures Premiere At Art Palm Beach

Ray Gross’ ceramic pieces are well-known in Palm Beach County galleries and exhibit venues. At the Palm Beach County Convention Center during Art Palm Beach 2015, Ray’s work will be seen in three spaces!  His newest up-scaled, giant sized porcelain “tubes” will be featured at Booth #602 and at Whitespace Collection’s Booth.  (During SCOPE, Miami, the Brunelli Gallery sold out!)  Ray’s “Louie, Louie” porcelain handbag sculpture is part of  the juried show of Art Synergy in Booth # 718.  Hyper-realistic, his porcelain sculptures are often mistaken for the “real thing”.  The Rickie Report urges you to visit Ray during Art Palm Beach January, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 and grab one for yourself!

 

RAY GROSS:

 Pop Art TUBES and More!

 

ART PALM BEACH/ ART SYNERGY

Palm Beach County Convention Center

First View & Collectors’ Invitational:

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

 

Public Hours

Thur, Jan 22 -­ 12pm -­ 7pm
Fri, Jan 23 ­- 12pm ­- 7pm
Sat, Jan 24 -­ 12pm -­ 7pm
Sun, Jan 25 ­- 12pm -­ 6pm

650 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

 

Pop Art Tubes by Ray Gross

Pop Art Tubes by Ray Gross

 

 

Ray Gross is creating new “Pop Art Tubes” as we go to press!   Using images made famous by Robert Indiana and Andy Warhol, Ray’s newest “Art Tubes” will be unveiled at Art Palm Beach next week!

 

 

Ray Gross' "Pop Art Tubes" at SCOPE Miami (Brunelli Galleries)

Ray Gross’ “Pop Art Tubes” at SCOPE Miami (Brunelli Galleries)

 

 

 

Keeping the same theme of hyper-realistic porcelain sculptures of objects of everyday Americana, Ray had his first sellout show this July in the Hamptons. He is being represented by Anthony Brunelli Gallery in Binghamton, NY. and at SCOPE Miami, 2014, his work was a sell-out. Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts will represent Ray at Art Palm Springs, CA, which opens Feb 12th.   

 

"Louie, Louie" by Ray Gross

“Louie, Louie” by Ray Gross

 

 

At the Art Synergy Booth ( #718) in Art Palm Beach, art patrons can see Ray’s entry to this prestigious juried exhibit.  “Louie, Louie”  portrays the famous hand bag in porcelain sculpture.  The exhibit was juried by Paul Fisher and Rolando Chang Barrero.

 

 

"Picasso" by Ray Gross

“Picasso” by Ray Gross

 

Ray Gross is an artist, sculptor and designer. He was raised in South Florida in a creative home-setting, with his father who worked as a jeweler, painter and poet. His mother’s family is famous for their millinery business, designing ladies’ hats, especially in the Roaring 20’s styles.

 

"Batman" by Ray Gross

“Batman” by Ray Gross ( Not Yet Complete)

 

 

After college and during his graduate studies at University of Florida, Ray worked as a graduate teaching assistant. He established his first studio/gallery near the famous “Homestead Hotel” near Warm Springs, VA.  Two years later, Ray partnered with Joan Farish to open “Clay Concepts” in West Palm Beach,FL. and later founded Lake Avenue Gallery located in Lake Worth, FL. Ray left the gallery in the late 1980’s to focus on his studio work.

 

 

"Harley" by Ray Gross (Life-Size Sculpture)

“Harley” by Ray Gross (Life-Size Sculpture)

 

Through The Buyers Market of American Crafts Council (PA) and Rosen Media (Baltimore, MD), Ray was invited to the American Craft Museum in New York City for a one-man SOLO Exhibition. His hyper-realistic, life-size porcelain sculpture, “Harley” was an instant success and was exhibited throughout Museums on the East coast of the United States. Many will remember seeing “Harley” at the Norton Museum, Boca Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art and at Art in Public Places at Palm Beach International Airport.

 

 

 

Upcoming Shows: 

  •  Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts  (Art Palm Springs, CA) February 12 – 15
  • Art Wynwood Miami (Whitespace Collection): February 12 – 15

Continuously Showing:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ray is a member of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, where his sculptures are available in the gift shop. Ray is on the faculty at the Armory Arts Center Complex in W. Palm Beach. His creations can also be found at Artisans on the Ave (Lake Worth, FL), Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art ( Lake Worth,FL), The River Gallery (Chattanooga, TN), A Unique Boutique (Naples, FL and Cape Cod, MA). Check out his new series, “Everything But the Girl”!

 

Ray is available for small group or individual classes as well as commissions.

For more information please contact Ray at raygross@gmail.com   or    561- 951- 4749.

 

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