Palm Beach Watercolor Society Announces Five Watermedia Workshops 2021- 2022 Open To Members And Non-Members

The Palm Beach Watercolor Society announces five upcoming workshops with water media.  Join Anita Lovitt on October 16  “Focus on Hands and Feet”, Gail Butters Cohen on December 9-10 “A Muse In You: Contemporary Figure Painting, An Intuitive Process”, Mick McAndrews on January 12,13,14 “Sophisticated Simplicity in Watercolor”, Jane McIntyre on February 16 “Balancing Act: Focusing on Drawing to Color Tones, Darks and Lights”, and Karen Knutson on March 9- 10 “Figurative Painting with Wire Drawing”.  All events are virtual and non-members are welcome!  The Rickie Report shares the details of each workshop and a sneak peek.  We are sharing these dates early because we know that PBWS workshops often close out!  Make your reservations now!
The Virtual December Monthly meeting features a demo by Janet Mandel  “Painting flowers throughout the centuries” on

 

 

  www.palmbeachwatermedia.org

 

 

 

PALM    BEACH    WATERCOLOR    SOCIETY

A N N O U N C E S:

 

 

 

 

OPEN    TO    NON-MEMBERS

 

 

Focus on Hands and Feet!

Anita Lovitt

Saturday, October 16,   10:00 AM—3:30 PM

 

 

This is a Virtual Workshop A Zoom link will be sent to you the day before

 

Hands and feet are some of the most expressive parts of the human body, yet many life drawing attendees are stumped by them. Spend a few hours looking closely at these parts and learn strategies to indicate and to draw them with confidence. In the morning session, we’ll study examples from master artists and then look at ways to simplify the forms and gestures of hands. We’ll do the same for feet in the afternoon. My teaching segments will alternate with students’ time drawing from photographs in 2, 5, and 20 minute sessions, much as in a life drawing class. After focusing on hands and feet for an afternoon, you will approach drawing them with more curiosity and enjoyment.

10:00 AM—1:00 PM Hands     1:00 PM— 1:30 PM {break)    1:30 PM— 3:30 PM Feet

Cost: $110 member, $125 non-member

Materials list will be sent out to students upon registration. Basically, it is whatever materials you prefer for figure drawing. You will be drawing some figures, not just hands. I like to use the following: 2 or 3 soft pencils (3B—6B ) pencils or line and wash pencils White or kneaded eraser Smooth white drawing paper in a pad or sketchbook, whatever size you feel you would use for figure drawing. If a sketch book, at least 9” x 12″. You may use newsprint if you prefer

 

 

 

 

 “A Muse In You: Contemporary Figure Painting, An Intuitive Process”

Gail Butters Cohen

December 9, 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 “Sophisticated Simplicity in Watercolor”

Mick McAndrews 

January 12,13,14

 

 

 

 

 

 “Balancing Act: Focusing on Drawing to Color Tones, Darks and Lights”

Jane McIntyre

 February 16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 “Figurative Painting with Wire Drawing”

Karen Knutson

March 9- 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

To register, or for more info, please call Adrienne Walker at 516-885-4199

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St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Offers Public Art Workshop With Debby Coles-Dobay On August 3. Free To Members And Open To The Public

Preparing an application for a public art project can be a daunting task. The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance offers a Public Art Workshop with Debby Coles-Dobay on Tuesday, August 3. Learn about the basics of Public Art Programs including tips, best practices, and resources. Reservations are required. This seminar is free to St. Lucie Cultural Alliance members and is open to non-members for a small fee. The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Register soon as space is limited!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T U E S D A Y,    A U G U S T  3,  2 0 2 1  

10 – 11 AM

 

 

 

Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens

2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd   Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

Phone: 772-337-1959     www.pslbg.org

 

 

This workshop will provide step-by-step instructions and explore best practices to assist you in reviewing and developing a quality response to a Call for Artists (Request for Qualifications or Request for Proposals).

 

This 1-hour session will take place at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, on Tuesday, August 3, 10 – 11 AM, and cover the following:

 

 

  • Basics of Public Art Programs

  • How to prepare a Call-to-artist RFQ

  • What are RFQ and RFP?

  • Tips to become a public artist

  • Public art best practices and resources

 

Intro to Public Art is FREE for Cultural Alliance Members and City of Port St. Lucie residents click here to register: https://bit.ly/3kDbf2c

 

 

 

 and ONLY $25 for all other artists:  https://bit.ly/3xfYwpz

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is on a mission!The organization is determined to empower its artists to achieve their highest potential.And nothing is going to stop them.  On August 3, the Cultural Alliance will present another powerful professional development workshop:Introduction to Public Art. Presented in partnership with the City of Port St. Lucie Public Arts, the workshop will address critical components of successfully responding to a call to artists.

 

 

Pattie Tobin  Long Range Planning Administrator for Port St. Lucie

 

 

“I would encourage all local artists to take advantage of this workshop,” said Pattie Tobin, Long Range Planning Administrator for Port St. Lucie, and who manages Public Art for the city. “It will help them prepare for any call to artists that local governments, like Port St. Lucie, will send out to solicit public art.The responses to our call to artists in the past have included some great entries and some not-so-great entries.It’s important to have a thorough and responsive application to get your art selected.”

 

 

Debby Coles-Dobay

 

The workshop is sponsored in part by the City of Port St. Lucie to educate and encourage local artists to apply and be selected. “One of the main priorities for St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is to empower our members with useful tools to be successful,” said Alyona Ushe, Cultural Alliance’s Executive Director.“For Intro To Public Art,” we engaged one of the region’s top public art professional, Debby Coles-Dobay.”

 

 

 

As founder of Art Moves You, Debby Coles-Dobay applies her professional skills to create and cultivate public art projects, exhibits, and programs in the Arts & Culture sector. Debby served 13 years as a public art professional for the City of Boynton Beach. During that time, she realized over 80 public art projects, created and implemented the biennial International Kinetic Art Exhibit. Before public art, Debby’s career included marketing and advertising for international corporations, as well as her own company. To learn more about Debby and her company visit Art Moves You.

 

For more information about anything mentioned in this article, new initiatives you would like to propose, or to make a comment:

 

artstlucie.org

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance 

2300 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34982

 (772) 462-2783

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Artists Of Palm Beach County Open Call To Artists For “Summer Dreams”. Open To Members And Non-Members For Exhibit In Northwood Village

The Artists of Palm Beach County is sharing a Call To Artists for their next exhibition, “Summer Dreams”.  This is open to members and non-members, offering a wonderful opportunity to have their art shown at ArtWorks Gallery in the historic, bohemian art district of Northwood in West Palm Beach.  The Call includes 2D and 3D works of all media.  The Opening Reception on Friday, June 25 coincides with Art Walk of Northwood. The submission Deadline is Monday, June 7.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges all artists to apply!   In addition to the physical exhibit, a virtual exhibit will be available.

 

 

 

 

ARTISTS    OF    PALM    BEACH    COUNTY

 

 

 

SHARES   A   CALL   FOR    ARTISTS:

 

 

“SUMMER        DREAMS”

 

 

 

OPENING  RECEPTION:  

FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2021  

5 – 8 pm

 

 

Exhibit runs Monday, June 14 thruTuesday, August 31, 2021

 

 

Gallery Hours:    10  am – 4  pm   MONDAY – FRIDAY

 

 

Virtual Exhibit – TBD

 

 

AWARDING
$50 for First Place * $25 for Second Place * Honorable Mention

 

ArtWorks Gallery

555 25th Street      West Palm Beach, FL 33407

561-833-9165

 

 

SUMMER DREAMS” is a call to members and non-members for an exhibit of original work of any subject, 2D and 3D welcomed in all media including ceramic, drawing, fiber/textile, glass, jewelry, mixed media, metal, oil, pastel, acrylic, photography, printmaking, watercolor, and wood. Please submit work which exemplifies the spirit or overall philosophy of your art and the summer season. No explicit sexual or political work accepted.

 

Submission Deadline: MONDAY, 6/7/21.
Notification to artists on or before Thursday, 6/10/21.
Hand delivery of artwork: Monday, 6/14/21 from 10am – 1pm.
Opening reception: Friday, 6/25/21, 5 – 8 PM. This will coincide with Art Walk of Northwood which is the last Friday of the month. 
Virtual Exhibit: TBD
Art Pickup: Friday 8/31/21, 10 am to 1 pm

 

SUBMISSION FEES: $25 for Members, $35 for non-members

Membership is $50/year

 

If you wish to join APBC or renew your membership if it has lapsed, please go to www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org and click on “Become a Member” BEFORE you enter the exhibit. Or send your membership fee in with your application.

Applications and fee payments are to be sent to: Artists of Palm Beach County, P.O. Box 32066, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420.  We ask that you send in your application and payment in a timely fashion so that it arrives before the deadline!

Please use the APPLICATION ENTRY FORM. Once you have completed your application, email up to 3 jpg images of your work no larger than 3 MB each to artistsofpbc@gmail.com.

Make sure that your email includes your full name and phone number plus the title, medium, size (h x w) and price for each submitted work as you would like it to appear on an exhibition label. In the subject of your email put “SUMMER DREAMS – 2021.”

IMPORTANT: Members will receive 75% of the gross sale. Non-members will receive 65% of the gross sale.Please price your work accordingly. Juried by the Art on Park Gallery Management Committee

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH THIS PROCESS or have any questions, please email artistsofpbc@gmail.com for help and include your phone number.

 

Terms:

1) No late entries accepted.
2) Original ideas only – no copying of works.
3) Please do not submit work that is not ready to hang.
4) No work that has been previously accepted in a APBC exhibit is eligible to be submitted again.  However, works that have not been accepted may be submitted.
5) Entry fees are not refundable.
6) The decision of the jurors is final.
7) Make sure the emailed jpg images match the names listed on the entry form.
8) We recommend that paper media be covered with Plexiglas or non-breakable material.
9) Unframed oils and acrylics must be finished on all sides – no staples showing.
10) No damaged frames or mats; mats must be clean.
11) All installation methods, such as wire attached to frames, must be secure. All 2D pieces MUST be wired on the back, no saw tooth hangers.
12) Due to limited space at Artworks Gallery no work larger than 36” wide x 36” high will be accepted, this measurement includes the frame.
13) All hanging works that are more than 20 pounds will not be eligible.
11) All entries must be labeled on the back of the work, base of sculpture, or somehow attached to artwork with artist name, title of work, medium, size, and price.
12) APBC, Inc. will do its best to safeguard against theft, loss, breakage, or other damage, but will not be financially responsible for reimbursement of lost or damaged work.
Note:  Do not show the frame or matting or glazing in the jpeg submitted for jurying. It is recommended that photos of you art work be taken before it is framed.

 

 

 

APPLICATION ENTRY FORM:

SUMMER DREAMS

Member & Non-member Exhibition

June 14 – August 31, 2021

 

Please mail with submission fee to:

Attn: Pam     

Artists of Palm Beach County, P.O. Box 32066, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

 

PLEASE PRINT

 

 

Name: _____________________________                                                                                        

Phone: _____________________

Email: __________________________________________________________

Entry #1 Title ____________________________________

Medium_______________

Size h______w_______ Price________

 

Entry #2 Title____________________________________ Medium_______________

Size h______w_______ Price________

Entry #3 Title_____________________________________ Medium_______________

Size h______w________  Price__________

 

All exhibitors must sign the following Waiver

WAIVER OF LIABILITY: The undersigned hereby agrees to release and discharge APBC, its directors and members from any responsibility for damage or loss of any kind, on all works submitted for the “SUMMER DREAMS – 2021” Exhibition.

ARTIST’S SIGNATURE

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For more information about the Artists of Palm Beach County:

 

Please visit:   artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org.

 

Artists of Palm Beach County is a non-profit 501c organization dedicated to helping member artists achieve their artistic goals and utilize their talents to enrich the lives in our community. Registration #CH52359

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800- 435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

 

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Anita Lovitt Offers Special Color Temperature Workshop Sponsored By Palm Beach Watercolor Society. Open To Members And Non-Members On April 17. Register Now As Reservations Are Being Filled

Anita Lovitt‘s watercolor teaching combines years of professional experience with a facility for imparting information and a subtle wit. Her desire is to help a student understand techniques “but not be contented with the technique itself.” She challenges both the most tentative students and those already skilled to bring out their best and develop their own unique style.  Because so many of her students have struggled to understand which colors are “warm”, which are “cool” and why, Anita created this workshop to explain it.  The Palm Beach Watercolor Society is offering Anita Lovitt’s Color Temperature Workshop on Saturday, April 17 and has opened it to non-members as well as members.  If you’ve never been clear on this topic, or would like to know how considering it can improve your work, this is the workshop to sign up for! The Rickie Report shares the details of the workshop and focuses on Anita’s own award winning artistry while giving you a glimpse at her students’ work as well.  Our interview with Anita follows the workshop details.

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday,  April 17, 2021

10 am – 3:30 pm

Includes 1/2 hour break for lunch and small breaks

Fee:
$110 for members PBWS $125 for non-members

REGISTRATION closes Thursday, April 15

 

 

For more details please visit: https://palmbeachws.com

To pay by credit card: call Adrienne Walker (516) 885-4199
To use PayPal: Go to PayPal and ask to pay pbws2021@gmail.com

Or mail check payable to PBWS and send application to:   Adrienne Walker  6442 Emerald Breeze Way  Boynton Beach, FL 33437

 

What is a warm blue? A cold red?  Why does it matter?  Color “temperature” is about relationships.  Learn how to mix colors fearlessly and avoid mud.

 

You will complete a number of meaningful exercises and create several small paintings incorporating what you have learned. Attendees will receive a number of handouts to secure their learning. The handouts will go out a week or two beforehand. Call Anita at 561.706.3653 for details and materials list. 

 

 

 

 

PERSIMMONS IN GREEN GLASS © Anita Lovitt, Watercolor

 

 

STUDENT WORK from Anita Lovitt’s watercolor classes

“Ms. Lovitt’s artwork demonstrates an extraordinary and wide ranging understanding of graphic design and painting.She possesses a unique personal vision and demonstrates it with skill and intelligence.”—Milton Glaser, Dean, Yale School of Art

 

What Anita’s students have to say:

“One look at my work today and you can see a working process that employs a series of techniques that I could not have imagined before Anita’s teaching.  Still “my” style, just better! “
 — Linda Hurley

“Anita Lovitt has helped me to understand the mysteries of watercolor painting. Her warmth and caring comes through her presentations.” — Helen Weisberg

“I could go on and on about how Anita has helped me become a better painter. She is very patient, encouraging and supportive and gives us critiques of our work in a non judgemental way.   I have had other teachers but Anita is the BEST.”— Carol Hirsch
“I love Anita’s classes because of the variety of subjects and painting style challenges that she incorporates. Because she is flexible in presenting each lesson, it doesn’t matter how much painting experience you have. In addition, Anita’s positive teaching and coaching style creates a welcoming community of artists in which the work of all participants is appreciated.”
—Mary Martinez

 

 

TRR: You are a multi-discipline artist and visionary. Can you tell us more about your background?

AL:

I was born and raised in Philadelphia and went to Penn State University to major in chemistry. I had always wanted to be a scientist. After taking a summer art class I decided to transfer to Philadelphia College of Art, where I majored in illustration. After graduating, I was hired by Hallmark and moved to Kansas City, MO.

 

I was assigned to an innovative department called “Special Projects.” It was exciting to meet artists from all over the country and get any supplies we wanted for free (a great way to learn about supplies), plus we got our work printed! In color! right after graduating, which could be challenging back then before digital printing. Also, while I was living in the Midwest, I got interested in quilts as an art form. In the 70’s, Hallmark was very conservative, so I did not get a real chance to shine. After a few years I left and went to study theater arts in nearby Lawrence, Kansas.

 

 

 

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Pop-up Stocking stuffer book. Illustrations ©Anita Lovitt

 

 

 

TRR: There is a theme in your life of being on a certain path and yet being open to exploring and following a new offshoot. Please tell us more!

AL:

At the University of Kansas, my primary instructor was James Gohl, who had been Master Painter for Boris Aronson, the designer of such Broadway hits as Zorba, Follies, Pacific Overtures, and many others. Jim had extremely high standards. For each project, we had to consider the script, costumes, props, history, set design, scene painting, lighting and more. He made us work hard, and I learned a lot about many different arts.

 

In 1976, I moved to New York City intending to seek theater work or illustration. One of my motives was to take Milton Glaser’s “Design and Personality” class at the School of Visual Arts. Milton had been a hero of mine since art school. I wish I could convey to you the magical sound of his voice, almost like a stringed instrument. He was brilliant and witty. After his class I thought of myself as not only an illustrator but a designer—someone capable of many types of projects. Milton particularly admired my quilted pieces—maybe because that was one thing he didn’t do!  

 

 

 

BEE PANIC ©Anita Lovitt. Cotton, fusible interfacing

 

 

Illustration was a difficult, freelance business, not as open to women in those days as it is now. Theater work usually required “paying your dues” (i.e. working for free) and had a union that was hard to get into. So in 1988, I became Graphic Design Coordinator for the Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival in New York City under Joseph Papp. Joe did not consider 3D art as exciting as 4D, i.e., theater. And I got to see a lot of theater. My ideas became more extra-dimensional. I was trained on a Mac Classic, and my digital career began.

 

 

With the stability of a regular art job, I was able to take classes in digital media, illumination, calligraphy, puppet making, lettering, photography, quilting, not so much painting at this time. Around then, a fellow puppeteer gave me a bunch of jewelry parts that his sister, who had passed away, had left. These little enameled metal pieces were like candy. I began constructing mobile jewelry and from the very beginning it was popular and sold in many museum shops. My gift for the small complimentary statement had translated over from greeting cards.

 

 

 

SPIRAL EARRINGS ©Anita Lovitt. Commercially baked enamel over metal

 

 

 

TRR: How did your move to Delray Beach lead you to become involved in Art In Public Places?

AL:

In 2001, I sublet my Manhattan apartment and moved to Delray Beach to spend more time with my mother. Two weeks later came 9/11. I couldn’t find work in publishing, so I stayed and started teaching watercolor painting. I started working on a calendar idea with the late Susan Keleher, program manager for Pineapple Grove Main Street, Inc. Sue had heard about a competition for a grant to do a mural at the south entrance to the Grove and persuaded me to enter. And I won!

 

 

 

DANCING PINEAPPLES ©Anita Lovitt. Mural, looking south

 

 

 

TRR: The mural is hard to miss at 137 East Atlantic and has become a destination for selfies. Its large- scale patterns, vivid colors and vibrant imagery of dancing pineapples announce to visitors that this part of town is serious about the arts. The challenge was to make the painting visible from a distance but also appreciable from close up. Using your knowledge of set design, you took a picture of the site and laid in the images with Photoshop before beginning. It was completed in October 2008 with the assistance of Benjamin Moore, who donated the paint. “It’s like a landmark,” you said. “I’m honored and happy that people like it.”

 

AL:

I had never done a mural. Nor did I have the needed equipment. My mother had recently died, and I thank my art-loving therapist Dan Lobovits who believed I could and should do this project, using my theater arts experience. Part of this mural’s appeal is that I approached it like a watercolorist: I put the light yellow down first and painted everything over it. If I had painted the darker orange first and then tried to put the yellow over it, it would not glow like it does!

 

 

 

PRAYERS FOR LAKE O. Handwritten prayers on cotton. Designed by Anita Lovitt

 

 

TRR: Following a devastating hurricane season in 2005-6, you worked as a hurricane crisis counselor with Project Hope, supervising teams to create large legacy quilts documenting the effects of the hurricane experience on communities in Palm Beach County. One of the quilts you did with your team is called “Prayers for Lake O.” You tied the lake down with knotted threads and prayers so “it wouldn’t overflow.” The therapeutic effect of creating something new, after having lost one’s possessions is deeply empowering.  Once people can realize that despite their loss they still have a creative spark within them, they are reassured that life will go on.

 

AL:

These quilts now hang in public buildings in Palm Beach County, including the Emergency Operations Center.

 

I served on the Public Art Advisory Board of Delray Beach for 4 years. My “ArtFans” marketing campaign featured the artwork of other Delray Beach public artists. The wood and paper fans were wildly popular and were distributed at free events to promote good will and offer information about art in Delray Beach and the PAAB. They were biodegradable so I wasn’t creating more trash, but we never saw one thrown away.

 

 

 

“ARTFANS” Marketing campaign for PublicArt Advisory Board of Delray Beach

 

 

 

TRR : And you also produced a coloring book?

 

 

SHOEFIRMATIONS ©Anita Lovitt 2015 Coloring book

 

 

AL:

Yes, in 2015, I self-published my first book, “Shoefirmations,” an inspirational coloring book. Each page featured a drawing of a shoe to color and an affirmation that was somehow related. I was just ahead of the surge of adult coloring books!

 

 

 

RADICAL JEWELRY MAKEOVER  Recycled Jewelry by Anita Lovitt

 

 

Last year I participated in the Radical Jewelry Makeover (RJM) project at the Lighthouse ArtCenter. This is a movement to recycle old broken and discarded jewelry—right up my alley, as my motto is “Straw into Gold”! While the opening was canceled due to COVID last March, the RJM show went up late this winter. I am honored to have some of my designs included! The show is up until March 20.

 

 

 

WATER LEAF DREAM ©Anita Lovitt, Watercolor

 

 

 

TRR: Your watercolor classes taking place on Zoom are very popular and the Palm Beach Watercolor Society just hired you to offer a Workshop in April. Tell us about your classes.

 

AL:

 

Since 2002, I have taught watercolor painting in Florida. I developed my skills in workshops with with Charles Reid, Mel Stabin, Skip Lawrence and others. My classes typically consist of a demo, followed by personal attention during the class time, followed by a supportive critique by the class. I also created a Facebook page, Anita Lovitt’s Watercolor Class Student Gallery, where current and former students can interact and comment on each other’s work. This has been a welcome addition, especially during COVID.

 

 

My involvement with the Palm Beach Watercolor Society (PBWS) includes service as Publicity Coordinator, Recording Secretary, and organizer of annual Paint-Arounds. At the Member Luncheon last March, I gave a presentation comparing taste in food with taste in art which was well-received. I am a Signature Member and recently won a second-place prize at the group’s show in Patch Reef Park. For me, it is not about the competition but more about the camaraderie of spending time creating with others. The process of creating while networking professionally helps everyone involved grow.

 

Camera shot of Zoom Class Student artworks with Anita Lovitt

 

Pre-COVID, I taught at local communities and cultural centers. The pandemic forced me to begin teaching on ZOOM. Surprisingly, I found that I liked it a lot and could deliver a great class to more people, some of them living as far away as Vermont and California. Many students have told me the class was the high point of their week, providing encouragement and socialization along with instruction during a challenging period. A number of students had some trouble understanding color temperature, which resulted in this workshop designed to explain it. My current classes include retired teachers (through the United Federation of Teachers). It is deeply gratifying that these teachers enjoy my classes so much, since I was not trained to be a teacher.

 

 

TRR: We can see the depth of your knowledge and have a sense of your multiple abilities!  What else should our readers know about you?

 

AL:

I offer original and custom paintings, prints, surface design, mini-murals, workshops and classes in painting and drawing, as well as consultation and speaking about art.

 

 

 

 

For more information about Anita’s artwork, classes and availability for commissions:

 

Email:    lovittland@gmail.com

FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/anita.lovitt

 

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/anita_lovitt_art

 

Website:  anitalovitt.com

 

 

 

 

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Palm Beach Watercolor Society Shares New Call To Artists And Announces Virtual Workshops

 The Palm Beach Watercolor Society shares a new Call To Artists for “Oldies AND Goodies” now through January 18. (No restriction on how old your painting is! New paintings accepted!)  This is for Members, and if you haven’t become a member, this is the perfect time!  In addition, there will be a one-to-one art critique with Miles Laventhall for members.  Two upcoming workshops with internationally renown artists are open to everyone:  Lian Zhen (January 14-16) and David Daniels (February 10-12).  The Rickie Report shares all of the details and cannot wait to see the free virtual “Oldies and Goodies” exhibit when it opens January 22, 2021.

 

 

PALM     BEACH     WATERMEDIA     SOCIETY

Invites Members to our January Virtual Art Show :  OLDIES     AND     GOODIES”

(NO RESTRICTION on how old your painting is! NEW paintings accepted!)

Exhibit  on-line  begins  January  22,  2021

Entries will be accepted NOW thru January 18 at: www.cloudfolios.com

Awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place & 2 Honorable Mentions will be presented at our February 11th PBWS Meeting

Eligibility: All PBWS members may enter up to 3 pieces of art. No size limitations. Please call Camille Rosano at 914-260-8690 with any questions.

Entry Fee: $30. (plus $1.50 Cloud Folios administrative fee)

Entry Guidelines: All entries must be made on-line via Cloud Folio at  https://www.cloudfolios.com/exhibitions/162

You must create a free Cloud Folio account and upload your images as a jpeg.  Do not show any frame or mat and the image must be correctly oriented, either vertical or horizontal. (You Tube provides various tutorials on how to photograph, crop and edit your art as an image.) Any entries uploaded onto Cloud Folio after January 18, 2021 will not be accepted.
Eligible Artwork: Watercolors, Acrylics, Collage made by an artists own artwork will be accepted. No oils, pastels, charcoal, drawings, photography, prints or giclees.  Images should be of your original art only, and not created under instruction or copied from another artists work. Only original photographs may be used for reference. Paintings that have been exhibited in prior PBWS shows are not eligible. 

THERE IS NO RESTRICTION ON HOW OLD YOUR PAINTING IS!

Juror:  We are pleased to announce that Lynn Stender will juror our show.  Lynn is an exhibiting member of the Boca Raton Museum, Gold Coast Watercolor Society, Women in the Visual Arts and resident artist of the Boca Raton Resort.
Waiver of Liability: By submitting artwork into the exhibit, you agree to abide by all rules and regulations in this prospectus of the Palm Beach Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition. PBWS reserves the right to use artwork images for publicity and promotion. PBWS is entitled to a 20% donation on the sale of all artwork during the exhibition.

Critique with Miles Laventhall

Two hour virtual workshop with Miles Laventhall

 

The workshop will be held on a weeknight from 7 – 9pm

(to be determined)

 There is no fee for your critique

The 1st twelve members to sign up will have a one-on-one session lasting 10 minutes each. Each participant will receive a critique for 1 painting. The workshop is open to non participating members to view as well. A wonderful learning experience for all! 

Please send an email if you are interested and write Miles Laventhall in the subject line to  Lynne Koenigsberg    jade11611@comcast.net

 

Miles is an artist with 44 years of teaching experience with art and artists across the globe…all levels, through graduate and post graduate instruction.  Whatever your palette of materials, pencil and pastel, traditional watercolor and oils, to contemporary water media and polymers, this instructor will move you past your own expectations.

“Styles change and evolve…the plethora of materials is overwhelming…yet some things remain constant; creating space, building form, relationship, and transition…to develop effective design and engaging art”, Miles Laventhall tells The Rickie Report.

TWO     3 – DAY    WORKSHOPS

 

For more information:

Email: pbws2021@gmail.com

Virtual gallery    cloudfolios.com/exhibitions/156

 

palmbeachwatermedia.org

 

 

 

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Palm Beach Watercolor Society Offers Virtual Options For Free Live Demos, 3 Day Workshop With Lian Quan Zhen In January, 3 Day Workshop With David Daniels In February, Live Model Painting Or Drawing. Open To Non-Members

The Palm Beach Watercolor Society (PBWS) offers two 3-day virtual workshops with watercolor artists, Lian Quan Zhen (January 14-16) and David Daniels (February 10-12).  These workshops are open to members and non-members, so  get your calendars out and register now!  In addition, art lovers can enjoy the free virtual demo with Lian Quan Zhen on Thursday, January 14 in the evening.  The Rickie Report shares the details about these events and reminds you that twice a month you can draw or paint with a model.  If you are a watermedia artist, check out this fabulous artist networking organization!

 

 

 

 

  www.palmbeachwatermedia.org

 

 

 

PALM BEACH WATERCOLOR SOCIETY

 

MONTHLY  MEETINGS

 

 

Palm Beach Watercolor Society has gone Virtual!

 

 Our meetings are on the second Thursday of every month with a live demo at every meeting.

 

Join us on Thursday, January 14  when Lian Quan Zhen gives his demo from  6 – 8:30 pm 

 

Everyone is welcome to join us at our meetings~

 

Send us an email at pbws2021@gmail.comto get the link for the virtual meetings

 

 

 

TWO     3 – DAY    WORKSHOPS

 

LIVE       MODEL

 

 

The second and fourth Tuesday of every month

 10  am  –  12:45  pm  

Contact Helene White   email:  hjwhite85@yahoo.com

to draw or paint  with a model

 

 

$5 Members

$10  Non-Members

Reservations can be paid in advance by check (payable to PBWS) or by PayPal.

 

To pay using PayPal, our account is our email address, which is pbws2021@gmail.com.

We ask that you sign up for 2 sessions at a time; should you miss a session you will have a credit that will roll over to your next session.

 

You do not have to have Zoom downloaded on your computer, phone or tablet all you have to do is click on the link on the invite letter that will be sent out the a day prior to the paint in.

 

Please mail your checks to:   Jimmy Walker, Treasurer PBWS   6442 Emerald Breeze Way     Boynton Beach, FL 33437

 

Below is a general format for the paint-in which is open to change based on input from attendees:

• 3-5 two minute poses ( warm up)

• 2 five minute poses

• 2 ten minute poses

• Several 20 minutes poses to allow you time to paint. This is a new experience for us so please be patient as we figure out the process during the first session.

 

For more information:

Email: pbws2021@gmail.com

Virtual gallery    cloudfolios.com/exhibitions/156

 

palmbeachwatermedia.org

 

 

 

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Artists Call For “Mini Masterpieces” Is Open Until November 30. Prizes For Entries With Public Sale December 5 To Benefit Ft. Pierce Art Club Scholarships

The Fort Pierce Art Club and Wallflower Custom Frame & Art share a CALL for “Magnificent Miniature Masterpieces”.  Participating artists from St. Lucie County, Martin County, Palm Beach County, Indian River County, and Okeechobee County are welcome! Deadline to Enter: Monday, November 30, 2020.  ART LOVERS: Mark your calendars now for December 5, 2020 PRIZES for entries and public sale to benefit the Fort Pierce Art Club’s Educational Scholarship Fund and the community. The Rickie Report shares the details in this article.  Fort Pierce and St. Lucie County are a hub for art! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORT  PIERCE  ART  CLUB

&

WALLFLOWER  CUSTOM  FRAME & ART

 

 

PRESENT:

 

CALL FOR

 

 

MAGNIFICENT  MINIATURE  MASTERPIECES  

 

 

DEADLINE:   MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30 , 2020

 

 

Free  And Open To the Public

 

Display and Sale:

 

 

Saturday, December 5, 2020

 

 

During Christmas Festival

 

 

At Cool Beans Brew Coffee House

1115 Delaware Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34950

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOW through  Monday, Nov. 30 , 2020

CONTEST    INSTRUCTIONS:

 

Open to all students, hobbyists, emerging and professional artists residing in St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Indian River, and Okeechobee counties, and members of the Fort Pierce Art Club.

 

 

A $5 entry fee (cash or check only) includes the contest canvas and easel. Artists are welcome to use any medium and may paint the easels if they wish

Pick Up​  Entry Form, Easel & Miniature Canvases:

At

 ​Wallflower Custom Framing

​802 S6th Street, Fort Pierce, FL 34950

 

Return:

 Return masterpieces/easels to ​Wallflower Custom Framing:

Either:

Monday, November 30th;

Tuesday, December 1;

Wednesday, December 2nd

 

 

PRIZES:​ ​

 

Prizes will be awarded for the top 10 on December 5th, 2020 at ​Christmas Festival at Cool Beans Brew Coffee Shop, 1115 Delaware Avenue, Fort Pierce​.​

The Magnificent Mini Masterpieces will be sold with the proceeds going to benefit the Fort Pierce Art Club’s Educational Scholarship Fund and the community. This is a fund-raising charity event for ​Fort Pierce Art Club’s Educational Scholarship Fund and our community involvement projects. You will have the opportunity to purchase a masterpiece after the judging at the Christmas Festival. All remaining paintings from this event will be gifted to an assisted living facility as Christmas presents for the residents.

 

E N T R Y             F O R M:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For questions about any of these events, calls to artists, upcoming workshops, or how to become a member of this vibrant arts organization:

Call:  772-579-1529 (Jeanne Johansen)

Email:  Fortpierce.art.club@gmail.com

Visit: www.fortpierceartclub.org

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Offers Two Free Events: Pop-Up Gallery Exhibit And Monthly Meeting With Featured Speaker Rolando Chang Barrero

The Wellington Art Society offers two free events!  Stop by the Pop-Up Gallery in Live Studio 360 in The Mall at Wellington Green from March 6-8, 2020. A reception with refreshments will be held on March 7.  On Wednesday, March 11, Rolando Chang Barrero will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting at the Wellington Community Center.  The public is welcome to these free eventsMeet and greet will be followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting. Rolando’s presentation will be the highlight of the meeting followed by an art raffle. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Check out WAS – it offers fabulous artist networking opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON  ART  SOCIETY

 POP-UP   ART   GALLERY

Meet The Artists Reception:

Saturday, March 7

6 – 8 pm

Live Studio 360 in The Mall at Wellington Green

Exhibit runs March 6-8, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society will have a Pop-Up Gallery in Live Studio 360 in The Mall at Wellington Green from March 6-8, 2020. The artists feature original works with exceptional creativity, diverse mediums and innovative techniques. There will be artist demonstrations throughout the two days and evenings.  A People’s Choice Award will be presented at the conclusion of the exhibit. One of the highlights will be the display of twelve large panels with artwork from local elementary, middle school and high school students with the theme of “Freedom”. A donation was given to each school and the art work and awards were chosen by the Great Charity Challenge Sponsors. The Wellington Art Society served as judges for the art work. A reception with refreshments and open to the public will be held on March 7 from 6-8 PM.  

 

Over 75 pieces of original art by 28 artists will be will be featured in this exhibit:

Heather Bergstrom,  Stan Greenfield,  Maria Martin,   Susan Bilheimer, 

Diane Hodges , Charles Moses,  Natalia Bodre, Laura Jaffe,  Susan Oakes

Myrna Bransburg,   Abbe Kalman,  Leslie Pfeiffer,  Lara Chapman   

Carolina King, Rebecca Profitt, Gail Erickson,  Vivian Koppelman  

Suzanne Redmond,  Del Foxton, Erica Kyle, Lois Spatz,  Abbey Funk                       

Rachel Laub, Geraldine Weinert,  Irma Galindo, Joseph Marcou 

Jean Williard, Norman Gitzen

 

 

This is a wonderful exhibit to enjoy and also buy original art.  Many artists also have prints of their work for sale.  Come and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  March 11, 2020

 

6:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

FEATURING:

ROLANDO  CHANG  BARRERO

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

Portrait of Rolando Chang Barrero by Yunet Holmes

 

The Wellington Art Society will present a demonstration/discussion by well known local artist and entrepreneur Rolando Chang Barrero at their March 11, 2020 meeting.  The meeting will be held at the Wellington Community Center located on Forest Hill Boulevard just south of City Hall.  Meet and greet begins at 6:30 PM followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting.  The evening will conclude with Rolando’s presentation and an art raffle.

 

 

“School Supplies for the New Generation” Installation Art by Rolando Chang Barrero

 

 

Rolando began his art career with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Chicago where he also received many honors and a coveted Ryerson Traveling Fellowship.  He is an experimental media artist, a visionary, a cultural leader and well known for his “Social Justice” art film.  He moved to Miami Beach in 1980, doing odd jobs but eventually working for Ted Lapidus in Bal Harbor, later relocating to Beverly Hills, CA working for Torie Steele on Rodeo Drive. He eventually moved back to Miami Beach, working with lifelong mentors and opening an art studio.  On the move again he went to Chicago working in the Pilsen Art District doing internships at numerous galleries.

 

Thanks to the Ryerson Fellowship, Rolando was able to visit Cuba with fellow Cuban artists in 1990.  His experience there opened his eyes to exploring the rich art and unique cultures of other countries.  When his money ran out he returned to South Beach and set up an art studio once again.  He began curating exhibitions as Interim Galleries Director for Miami-Dade College system.  Soon he was able to travel and continue exploring cultures and art in Europe, Asia and South America.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rolando underwent treatment for brain cancer for many dark years until he was finally able to return to work just before he moved to Palm Beach County in 2010.  He has established himself as a cultural art leader, founding the Boynton Beach Arts District, co-founder of Art Synergy, the Florida Arts Association, host and founder of Hola Palm Beach the first bilingual art and culture television show in the area. He is the recipient of the Congressional Letter of Commendation and Proclamation for Cultural Leadership.  He serves as curator of The Box Gallery and Compass having received the Best Gallery of 2018 award from the South Florida Gay News.  In the past he has served as Curator/Director of several galleries and currently curates at the Box Gallery in West Palm Beach.  Rolando was recently named as a MUSE Award recipient from the Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County, a prestigious recognition.  

 

For more information about Rolando:

The Box Gallery  811 Belvedere Road   West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

Palm Beach Fine Art Collections     http://palmbeachfineartcollections.theboxgallery.info/

www.TheBoxGallery.Info

Read our blog:  http://palmbeachfineartgallery.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It 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 please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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Delray Art League Expands Its Programs, Open To All Artists And Arts Organizations As DAL Prepares For 55th Anniversary

The Delray Art League (DAL) announces its new “Artists and Easels” events throughout downtown Delray Beach. DAL hosts First Friday Art Walks at SubCulture Coffee on Atlantic Avenue the 1st Friday of each month and will be adding Pop-up locations near Old School Square.  DAL celebrates its 55th Anniversary in 2021 and is planning its “Vision 2020” Art Festival in the fall and spring of 2021. All events will be listed with ZAPP and are open to members, prospective members, artists from other organizations, and all local artists. DAL encourages artist conversations, meeting new friends, and enjoying the local arts community in Delray Beach.  Best of all, it’s FREE!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ron Rizzi, President of the Delray Art League tells The Rickie Report, “The Delray Art League will celebrate its 55th Anniversary in 2021. We’re preparing for this grand event as we formulate plans for our Vision 2020 Art Festival in the Fall of 2020 through the Spring of 2021. As we schedule these new events and select locations in and around Delray Beach, we’ll be using ZAPP for event registration. Events will be listed there for our members and also prospective members and artists from other organizations. The jury process and event application for each show will make it simpler for everyone to participate”. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAL will continue with its new “Artists and Easels” events in 2020 throughout downtown Delray Beach. It hosts First Friday Art Walk at SubCulture Coffee on Atlantic Avenue the first Friday of each month beginning at 6 PM. We encourage our League members and meetup.com/Delray-Art-League members to come, join in the fun and bring one of their artworks to be displayed on their easel out front on Atlantic Avenue.

 

 

 

More pop up locations will be added near Old School Square and on Atlantic Avenue later this month and meetup.com/Delray-Art-League will be the best place to follow Artists and Easels events. It’s simple to RSVP as a Delray Art League member or as a MeetUp.com member. These events are open to all local artists in the community. We encourage artist conversations, meeting new friends and enjoying the Local Arts Community together in Delray Beach!  Best of all it’s Free!

Please email Pamela Lambie at lambieart@gmail.com

Sign up and RSVP directly!

 

 

 

VETERANS  PARK

We also have a few select outdoor events coming up in downtown Delray Beach at Veteran’s Park on Atlantic Avenue. The dates for the upcoming shows are March 7th &  8th and April 4th & 5th. We will make booth space available for non-members as well. 

 

 

Please email Bruce Bain at bainbru@live.com for more information.

 

 

 

1440 N. Federal Highway    Delray Beach, FL

 

 

Please visit the Heart of Delray Gallery on 1440 N. Federal Highway in Delray Beach. The Delray Art League is home to our member artist gallery within the Heart of Delray. We currently showcase over 25 of our local member artists in the member gallery. There is plenty of parking, it’s convenient and also a wonderful gallery to see over 70 professional artists work and meet some of the artists in residency there. Tell Dan the Delray Art League invited you!

 

For more information:

 

Ron Rizzi, President          DelrayArtLeague@att.net

Kathi Stamm, Treasurer   DelrayArtLeague@comcast.net

Howard Sherman,  VP     violinhw@comcast.net

 

Our Website:      https://delrayartleague.com/

 

 

 

 

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Delray Art League Opens Call To All Artists To Exhibit At Veteran’s Park. Non-Members And Other Arts Groups Are Welcome!

The Delray Art League (DAL) offers an OPEN ARTIST CALL to all artists in the surrounding area for exhibit and display space available for members of other like-minded artist organizations at Veteran’s Park.  The Rickie Report shares all of these details for February 8 & 9, March 7 & 8, and April 4 & 5.  This is a perfect way for emerging artists to showcase their talents and be part of a wonderful artist-networking organization – check it out!  And as their new slogan says, “Art Lovers Wanted”!  We add: “Artists Wanted”!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Setup for all shows will begin on the Friday before at 3pm and also 7am on the Saturday before show opening at 9:30 am. Show registration fees will be $125 for each two day show.

If you are interest in exhibiting please email Ron Rizzi – DelrayArtLeague@att.net for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

 

Ron Rizzi, President          DelrayArtLeague@att.net

Kathi Stamm, Treasurer   DelrayArtLeague@comcast.net

Howard Sherman,  VP     violinhw@comcast.net

 

Our Website:      https://delrayartleague.com/

 

 

 

 

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