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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Armory Art Center Presents Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA) – “Artistic Visions III”

The Armory Art Center will present Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA) – “Artistic Visions III”.  This is an open juried exhibition featuring 2D and 3D works in mediums including oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, wood, stone, metal, ceramics, glass, jewelry, and photography. Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA) is a non-profit organization. It was founded in 1989, to promote public interest in the visual arts through its programs and activities. Men and women are welcome to become members of WITVA.  The public is invited to the exhibit and the Opening Reception on October 30th.  In addition, the Armory’s  glass, jewelry, and ceramic studios will be Open to the Public that evening. Guests can see various art demonstrations, talk to art instructors about their classes, and purchase student art work. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue     W.Palm Beach, FL 33401  armoryart.org

 

 

Armory Art Center

Presents:

Women in the Visual Arts

“Artistic Visions III”

Opening Reception

Friday, October 30, 2015

6 – 8 pm

Montgomery Gallery

Exhibit Runs: October 31-November 24, 2015

Gallery Hours:

Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm, Saturday 9 am–4 pm

Wine and light bites are served at the opening reception.

Exhibitions are free and open to the public

 

 

 

The Armory Art Center will present Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA) – “Artistic Visions III”. This is an open juried exhibition featuring 2D and 3D works in mediums including oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, wood, stone, metal, ceramics, glass, jewelry, and photography. The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, October 30th from 6-8 pm. as well as the exhibition which runs to November 24th.  The Armory is grateful to Whole Foods, for their ongoing support of our programming.

 

 

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Mixed Media Sculpture by Stanford Slutsky

 

 

Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA) is a non-profit organization. It was founded in 1989, to promote public interest in the visual arts through its programs and activities. Men and women are welcome to become members. WITVA currently has over 250 members from all over South Florida.  It is a wonderful organization for artists to network and learn from each other.  

For more information about WITVA please visit:

www.witva.org

 

 

 

 

 

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“Autumn Blaze” by Karen Salup

 

 

 

 

In addition to the WITVA exhibition, the Armory will hold OPEN STUDIOS for glass, jewelry, and ceramics  on the evening of the Opening Reception. Guests can see various art demonstrations, talk to art instructors about their classes, and purchase student art work.

 

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

 

 

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John Bowen, Artist, Author, Illustrator, To Be Featured At Two Events In Coral Springs And Colonial Williamsburg

The Coral Springs Museum of Art will feature a SOLO Exhibition by watercolorist John Bowen.  The Exhibit runs September 12th -November 14th, with a Public Reception on Thursday, September 17th.  John is also an award – winning author and illustrator.   He will also be presenting a Book Talk on his illustrated book “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days”, at the Museum on October 24th at 2pm and later at the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall will be at the Sportsplex  at 6:30 pm. The Traveling Wall will be at the Sportsplex  from October 22nd – 26th with daily ceremonies honoring Vietnam Veterans.  If you are near Colonial Williamsburg,VA Oct. 3 – 4th stop by and see John at the Art Show! The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and all of the details.

 

 

J O H N    B O W E N

 

 

 “Touched by the Sun”

Opening Reception:

Thursday, September 17th  

6PM

Book Presentation:

Saturday, October 24th

2:00 pm 

Admission Cost: $6 (Members Free)

Hours:  Monday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm.

Closed Sunday.

Exhibit: September 12  – November 14, 2015

Coral Springs Center For The Arts

2855 Coral Springs Dr.  Coral Springs, FL  33065

(954) 340-5000

 

"Charleston Carriage Ride" by John Bowen

        “Charleston Carriage Ride” by John Bowen

 

 

John Bowen describes his work as “realistic expressionism”.  His art is created by capturing a mood, striving to tell a story, intrigued by history, landscapes and themes.  His paintings place an emphasis of the play on light and shadow as seen in nature.

 

 

 

"Ladies in Waiting" by John Bowen

              “Ladies in Waiting” by John Bowen

 

John expresses a moment in history and a sense of place, which is why his paintings are popular in the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Gift Shop in Miami, FL.!  His vision of a scene transports the viewer right there, next to him!

 

 

 

 

"Vizcaya Courtyard" by John Bowen

           “Vizcaya Courtyard” by John Bowen

 

 

 

 

John combines both opaque and transparent watercolors on heavy (300 lb.) Arches archival watercolor paper. John’s work is meticulous.  He shares his passion and enthusiasm with each brushstroke. His reproductions are done through the Giclee process, are of the finest quality.

 

"Rainy Season" by John Bowen

                   “Rainy Season” by John Bowen

 

 

 

John has been a Commercial Artist and Fine Art Painter for more than 50 years. He first studied commercial art at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts, at Newark, New Jersey. After two years of working in local advertising agencies, he entered the United States Air Force as an illustrator. His duties in the Air Force included a year of graphically documenting airlift operations in South Vietnam, in 1968. Upon his discharge, John moved to South Florida, working at the Miami Herald’s Art Department. He spent the next 38 years working in newspaper advertising.

 

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                 “Keys Nightlights” by John Bowen

 

 

John’s background as an illustrator has made him a “detail” watercolorist. His experience allows him to convey the mood and story of the scene through the use of dramatic lighting and vibrant color.

 

 

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                                  Medal Of Honor

 

 

 

 

John Bowen has many artistic achievements, which include being an artist for the United States Air Force, a Signature Member of Florida Watercolor Society and Gold Coast Watercolor Society, a published artist in “Watercolor Magic”, American Artist and “International Artist” Magazines, a self-published author of the illustrated book “ Eleven Months and Nineteen Days” and a Resident Artist at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami Florida. His work has been seen in many exhibition throughout Florida and the country.

 

 

 

 

"Sketching At The Front Gate" by John Bowen

          “Sketching At The Front Gate” by John Bowen

 

See more at:

http://coralspringsmuseum.org/john-bowen-sept-12-nov-21-2015/#sthash.qLXoo7sN.dpuf

 

 

MEET THE AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR

 

“Eleven Months and Nineteen Days”

Saturday, October 24th

6:30 pm 

Sportsplex

 

2700 Sportsplex Drive

(West Sample Road and Sawgrass Expressway)

 

 

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 In conjunction with the Vietnam Memorial “Traveling Wall” being in Coral Springs between October 22nd and 26th, John Bowen will  give a book presentation on Saturday, October 24th.. The wall will be on display at the Sportsplex, with daily ceremonies honoring Vietnam Veterans. The Sportsplex is located at 2700 Sportsplex Drive (West Sample Road and Sawgrass Expy.).

 

 

Traveling Wall: Vietnam Memorial

                   Traveling Wall: Vietnam Memorial

 

The Wall is a replica of the original memorial in Washington D.C. listing the names of more than 58,000 Americans who gave their lives in service to their country. Residents will have the opportunity leave mementos at the Wall. Items will be sent back to Washington D.C. to The Moving Wall Museum.

 

 

 

A Coral Springs resident for almost 25 years, Commissioner Lou Cimaglia served in the Army Reserve for eight years. When he heard about The Moving Wall four years ago, he made it his goal to bring it to his City. The Moving Wall is a great reminder of the loss endured in the Vietnam War. The idea behind it is to bring about healing for veterans, their families and the community.

 

 

 

 

“When I talk to veterans who lost buddies there, the tears flow,” Commissioner Cimaglia said. “The whole purpose of this is to bring the Wall to the people. They say when you go there, it’s an emotional experience.” The Veterans Coalition is sponsoring this initiative and there will be fundraisers throughout the year to raise the $5,000 needed to cover costs. Any additional funds raised will be donated to The Moving Wall and their organization to maintain The Wall. 

 

 

 

 

If you’d like to get involved, e-mail lcimaglia@coralsprings.org
Anyone interested in joining the Veterans Coalition, please email vasquezw@bellsouth.net.    People interested in getting more information about the Wall events can go to the Sportsplex website or email Lou at : icimaglia@coralsprings.org

 

 

Colonial Wiliamsburg, VA Art Show:

www.aofta.org

 

For more information about John Bowen’s artwork, exhibits and book, please visit:

www.johnbowenwatercolorist.com

 

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Luke Gardner, Senior at Dreyfoos School of Arts Has Exhibit at OSGS in Northwood!

It is with great excitement that The Rickie Report invites you to meet Luke Gardner, a Senior at Dreyfoos School of the Arts and see his artwork.  Luke is the first student from a local school to have his work shown in the professional gallery, Ortiz-Smykla | Gallery Studio.  There will be a special reception for Luke on September 6th.  More details are in this article.

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OSGS

Ortiz-Smykla Gallery | Studio

Public Reception

Meet the Artist: Luke Gardner

Friday, September 6th

6:30 – 8:00 pm

 

500 Northwood Road

West Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

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Kudos to OSGS as it opens doors to emerging artists!  The public is invited to a reception to meet local Senior at Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Luke Gardner.  Gardner has been showing and selling his artwork  and looks forward to a continued art career.

 

The Open Reception will be held at OSGS , 500 Northwood Road  West Palm Beach on Friday, September 6th from  6:30 – 8:00 pm.  This is your opportunity to meet this young artist who has already garnered national acclaim.

 

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 Luke is a senior at Dreyfoos School of the Arts who is coming into our exhibit as our only current student artist, ” explains Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla.  Evelyn Ortiz- Smykla added that ” Luke has already gained exposure and recognition for his work regionally and nationally. “

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Luke has received awards from the Regional Scholastic Art and Writing competition and has garnered top scores as judged by the College Board.  

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He is exhibiting some of his pop culture, illustration and abstract work at OSGS. 

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For more information about OSGS, please contact : Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla  OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio  p: 561-833-2223  e: OSGSart@hotmail.com  www.OSGSart.com  Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

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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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