Arts At St. Andrew’s Features Exhibit By Visionary Fine Artist, Jill Karlin. “House Portraits” Benefits The Way Café Sunday, February 24

Visionary fine artist, Jill Karlin, will show her latest paintings at Arts St. Andrew’s. The public is invited to an Opening Reception on Sunday, February 24. All sales from the exhibit, “House Portraits” will benefit The Way Café, which provides hot meals for the hungry.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Jill has created a special painting of St. Andrew’s as well as notecards.  We hope you will support this important mission.  This event takes place at the conclusion of the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival, a great opportunity to sit down, refresh yourself, and help the needy.

 

 

ARTS At St. Andrew’s

Presents:

“HOUSE  PORTRAITS”

By Jill Karlin

Sunday, February 24     4-6  pm

$15 Admission

Support The Way Café feeding the hungry 

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church 

100 North Palmway           Lake Worth, Florida 33460-3515

(561)582-6609                      standrewslw.net

 

 

Commissioned Paintings of Your Beloved Home to Feed the Homeless
 
   

Jill Karlin tells The Rickie Report, ” The first ‘House Portrait’ I painted was of a family home ‘The Captain Fisher House’, on North Water Street in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard.  I had many happy memories in the sea-captain’s House, which my great Uncle Marty had purchased over 100 years ago for $5,000 and turned into a boarding house.  When he met and married Polly they made it their home and an Inn for ‘the summer people’, who came to visit Martha’s Vineyard”. 

 

“Captain Fisher House” by Jill Karlin

 

   
Jill’s paintings take on deeper meanings, as her story unfolds.  She and her younger sister had a bedroom on the third floor during off-season and during summers they lovingly shared the basement with Uncle Marty, Aunt Polly and the dogs.  “My parents were always the guests of honor, inhabiting the master bedroom suite with the great views of Edgartown Harbor.  (Even though our third floor tiny room with low peaked ceilings had even better views.)  I needed to memorialize these happy memories.”

 

“911 North Ocean Palm Beach” by Jill Karlin

 

   Jill  captured these fond memories while she was a student at Rhode Island School of Design, when she summered on the Vineyard, as she taught  art at Nathan Mayhew Seminars, and on her own.  A neighbor on North Water Street, wanted one for herself.  Jill’s career of painting buildings centered in a painting , with a painted border patchwork quilt of the stories about the people and the building began!  

“Flagler House” by Jill Karlin

 

   
Jill reminisces, ” I had borrowed the idea from my Mom, who is an artist and needle crafter.  She created a crewel work piano bench in which she depicted all of my family’s professions and hobbies.  Our home was represented in the center of the artwork.  And then, Jill asks a central question, “What about this who do not have a home?”

 

 

 

 

The statistics concerning homelessness in the United States are staggering.  More shocking are the number of children who are homeless.  Jill reflects, “All of this is deeply ironic, because I was married to the father of Environmental Architecture, Lee Porter Butler, and together we created ‘EKOTECTURE’, a system to provide all people on earth, safe, affordable sustainable housing.”

 

 

This exhibition celebrates the structures we build and the way that each one is used.  The community’s goal is not only to feed the homeless but to listen to their stories with compassion. Together we must strive to create a situation where all are cared for.

 

“Seagull Cottage” by Jill Karlin

 

For more information about this exhibit or Jill’s artwork:

www.thedolphindream.com
www.Ekotecture.com
www.jillkarlin.com

https://www.facebook.com/jill.karlin.5

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Jen Walls Shares “The Art Of Illustration” In A New Illuminated Novel, ‘The Storyteller’s Apprentice’. Opening Reception And Book Signing At ArtServe On November 8th

What happens when one artist invites another artist to collaborate?  Magical malarkey! “The Storytellers’s Apprentice” is an illuminated novel by Dana Kumerow, with illustrations by Brittany Tate and Jen Walls. Readers ages 6 – 99 will enjoy this book and its illustrations.   The Free Opening Reception and Book signing takes place on Thursday, November 8th.  Books and artwork will be available for purchase at ArtServe as well as on line.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This family-friendly art and literary event features paintings of adventurous characters and whimsical creatures in vibrant settings in a gallery setting, along with illustrations nestled inside a beautiful, casebound book. Mixed media illustrations, pen and ink drawings and hand carved and stamped images give viewers a peek into the world of book illustration and children’s fantasy fiction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I N T R O D U C I N G:

” THE     STORYTELLER’S     APPRENTICE “

 

 

 

 

 

 

M E E T      T H E      C O L L A B O R A T O R S

OPENING   RECEPTION/ BOOK   SIGNING:

THURSDAY,  NOVEMBER  8TH

6 – 8 PM

Refreshments served  

Exhibit Available  November 2 – 27, 2018

 At:   ArtServe 

 

1350 E Sunrise Blvd   Fort Lauderdale

ArtServe at 954-462-8190   Artist/illustrator Jen Walls at 704-771-9726

 

 

 

www.thestorytellersapprentice.com

 

 

Astrid in “The Storyteller’s Apprentice”

The Art of Illustration:

Original illustrations from the illuminated novel, The Storyteller’s Apprentice, appear in a new exhibit at ArtServe from November 2 – 27. This family-friendly art and literary event features paintings of adventurous characters and whimsical creatures in vibrant settings in a gallery setting, along with illustrations nestled inside a beautiful, casebound book. Mixed media illustrations, pen and ink drawings and hand carved and stamped images give viewers a peek into the world of book illustration and children’s fantasy fiction.   The Storytellers’s Apprentice is an illuminated novel by Dana Kumerow, with illustrations by Brittany Tate and Jen Walls. For readers ages 6 – 99. Books and art will be available for purchase at ArtServe, or visit www.thestorytellersapprentice.com to buy online.

 

 

 

Scruffy Dog from “The Storyteller’s Apprentice”

 

 

 

The Storyteller’s Apprentice (An Illuminated Novel) and a New Exhibit at ArtServe:

Everything has a name. Everything has a story.

In Loden, coming of age means becoming an apprentice. Though all of the villagers expect Arella’s sister to become the storyteller’s apprentice, it is Arella who is chosen.

When Arella is forced to leave her childhood home and face her biggest fears, she follows an unexpected path of adventure, hardship, and enchantment. She learns to appreciate the power in a name and the importance of sharing stories. Along the way, Arella accepts her own talents and learns to see the beauty and the magic around her.

All she had to do was LISTEN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every story begins with…another story~

This adventure began with one artist inviting another to collaborate. “I’ll paint some backgrounds; you add characters,” said Brit. “Well sure, I’d be delighted,” replied Jen. A dozen boards and a nearly a year later, Brit and Jen decided the characters needed a story. In stepped Dana, who accepted the challenge of writing a story after the illustrations were already done—a backwards process. She took over like a mad queen and convinced the illustrators to provide more illustrations because, she said, the story demanded them. The illustrators, enchanted by the stories, bowed to her requests, although the thought of stuffing the author into an attic occurred to them more than once.

 

About the Author:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In her younger days, writer Dana Kumerow was a tree-climbing, frog-catching, star-gazing book worm who acted out her favorite stories in the playhouse in her backyard. Today she lives in a tiny log cabin in the North Carolina mountains and blogs about words, books, writing, and more at writingtowardhome.com.

 

 

About the Artists:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upon receiving her degree in studio art, Brittany Tate set out with a fierce determination to set the world ablaze. After completing her first landscape in 2015, she began filling her world with colorful drama, exotic places, and playful pets. She’s hardly put down her brush since!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist and illustrator Jen Walls lives in a world of malarkey. Her studio is crammed with whimsical creatures, moody queens, and soulful girls. Walls has lived a backwards life, beginning with a grown-up job and all kinds of seriousness until she was nearly old—then SHAZAM! She fell headlong into the world of art and has been playing ever since. Follow her adventures at www.jenwalls.com and at Instagram.com/jenjovanwalls.

 

 

Caravan from “The Storyteller’s Apprentice”

Available for Purchase:

 

 

 

~ The Book ~

~ Backpacks ~

~ Notecards  ~

Illustrations purchased online or at the exhibit will be reserved for the buyer, and shipped November 28th, immediately following the show closing.

For more information:

www.jenwalls.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Using Your Art Images for Lower Cost Gifts

The Rickie Report receives numerous emails and phone calls from readers asking a variety of questions. We’ve invited Caren Hackman, author of “Graphic Design Exposed”, to be a guest columnist to answer some of them.  Today’s topic is how to use your original images to create lower cost gifts.

 

 

Using Your Images to Create Lower Cost Items

 

 

Question:     I am an artist.  I’d like to give a personal gift that shows my work without giving away a high cost original. I’d also like to offer lower cost gift items, with my art images, that can be purchase during the holiday season.

 

Caren Hackman's "Water Lillies"

Caren Hackman’s “Water Lillies”

 

 

Every holiday season I print notecards and package them for friends, family, and clients. The cards offer me an opportunity to share a favorite image with others.

 

 

 

Deborah Bigeleisen (http://deborahbigeleisen.com) an artist who creates large scale paintings on canvas and Nina Fusco, (http://www.nina3dpaper.com) an artist who creates three dimensional sculptures with paper, shared their methods for offering artwork as gifts.

 

 

Deborah Bigeleisen's "Magic"

Deborah Bigeleisen’s “Magic”

 

 

Several years ago Deborah Bigeleisen began sharing her work printed on note-cards, using a fine linen stock with matching envelopes, and elegantly packaged. In addition, Bigeleisen offers archival pigment prints on museum quality paper in sizes up to 13” x 19” priced from $25 to $95. Because her original paintings are large, ranging from 40” x 40” to triptychs that easily exceed 80” wide, and are priced from the mid-$7000s to the mid-$20,000s, the prints and cards are a terrific way to own Deborah’s work at fabulous prices.

 

Nina Fusco explained, “To make my work more affordable, I started photographing it and making notecards. Original work such as “Reach” which is 38” x 26”, sells for $1,000. Signed 5” x 7” cards with deckle edge envelope in a cello bag sell for $5.00 at crafts shows. I never knew what designs would be popular that day. I decided that I didn’t  want to be a card printer and carry inventory. A fellow artist and great painter, Betty Laur, introduced me to Zazzle.com. This is a wonderful venue for artists to upload their artwork and have it printed on notecards, t-shirts, hats, bags, magnets, and even stamps. Zazzle does most of the work to get my artwork out to the public, giving me more time to create.”

 

 

 

Nina Fusco's "Reach"

Nina Fusco’s “Reach”

At no charge to the artist, Zazzle maintains the artists’ stores, takes the orders, and ships the product. All of the products can be personalized by the purchaser. The artists get a small percentage, 10-15% is common. Online vendors such as Shutterfly (http://www.shutterfly.com) and Zazzle are expanding the possibilities for artist. My research turned up many online vendors that will create gifts with art images, however Zazzle was the only one that operated robust marketplace for artist.

 

 

As artists, we should ask ourselves if the quality of the gift item is compares favorably with the original.  Each artist must decide if it is preferable to order the items ourselves to gift or sell, or if we prefer to have an online vendor handle the the store for us.

 

 

Please send your questions, no more than 250 words to:

rickie @therickiereport.com

 

 

Caren Hackman is a graphic designer and fine artist living in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. and author of  a book about Graphic Design and Good Business practice. www.carenhackman.com  Be sure to check out Caren’s wonderful artwork –  Caren is a talented artist in her own right!  She is a founding member of the Artists of Palm Beach County.

 

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