View Current ENDANGERED Fine Art and Photography Exhibit Through December 31, Meet Artist-In-Resident Geraldine Simmons, Applications For 2021 Exhibit Are Now Open

ENDANGERED Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest encourages artists and photographers who are committed to and focused on using their talent to support wildlife and the environment. View the current exhibit in the virtual gallery through December 31,2020. The Virtual Artist in Residence Program is awarded monthly to the artist or photographer who has submitted 3 or more entries to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2020. The Rickie Report introduces Geraldine Simmons, our Virtual Artist-In-Residence and more details of how to apply for the 2021 Exhibit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contest Winners now posted https://www.art4apes.com/blog

ENDANGERED ONLINE

Exhibit Is Open until 31 December, 2020

https://www.art4apes.com/endangered-online

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

VIRTUAL ARTIST in RESIDENCE

November 2020

 

 

Geraldine Simmons AFC

 

Animal portrait artist, traveler and conservation supporter

Signature member of Artists for Conservationand International Society of Scratchboard Artists

Based in Sydney, Australia

 

 

 

 

 

“What’s My Future?” Colored Pencil © 2020 Geraldine Simmons. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

“I would love it if “endangered species” became a term that we didn’t hear anymore.

 

Something needs to change. Change is possible.

Change is scary and right now we really don’t have a choice… ”

Geraldine discusses her art and inspiration below. To see more of her wonderful work visit www.geraldineswildlifeart.com

 

 

 

 

Geraldine Simmons Photograph © 2020 Geraldine Simmons. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

“During my travels in the deep jungles of Borneo, the eyes of the orangutans struck me.”

 

 

This was the catalyst for my mission to raise funds and awareness for endangered wildlife. At the time, I had the amazing opportunity to visit the rehabilitation centre for orangutans.

 

 

 

 

“Hanging On For Dear Life” Pastels © 2020 Geraldine Simmons. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

I remember how heavy and steamy the air was as I walked towards one of the enclosures. The heaviness eased as my eyes met the most loving, big brown eyes I had ever seen. These eyes captivated me. The love shining from her eyes was the key to unlocking the personality and sentience that I burn to express through each of my works.

 

 

 

 

 

“Not Many Of Us” Pastels. © 2020 Geraldine Simmons. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

“When I draw, the eyes are what I notice first.

They mesmerise me.”

 

 

Once I have drawn the eyes, the rest of my work follows. I aspire to show not just an “animal” but a living, breathing being who shows intelligence and has feelings – who belongs to a family and plays an essential role within our ecology that balances our intricate web of life.

Before I start, I take time to connect with the animals and imagine being in their world – to listen to them so I can tell their story. I take all the time and care I need to perfect each mark I make. This is my way of honouring their story and respecting them at the deepest level of my being. It’s a slow and deliberate process that unfolds one stroke at a time.

 

“We are living at a tipping point for nature at this stage in our history and as a matter of urgency I feel we need to heal our broken relationship with it and treat ourselves and all living things as one big family.”

 

 

 

 

“Hold On Tight” Scratchboard. © 2020 Geraldine Simmons. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

I realised that when an animal looks at you or you witness them looking at each other, you can see there’s no judgement, opinions or need to compare or compete. They show us how to just “be” and that is one of the main reasons why I focus on primates as my main subjects. They teach us how to connect with our hearts. Respect, trust and connection are instinctive to them. These are the very qualities that mankind needs to embrace and stop exploiting if we are to protect and conserve the bio-diversity that sustains us all.

 

 

I feel so blessed to express myself through my wildlife portraits; to reach others through the beauty and innocence that shine from an animal’s eyes. No matter which species I draw it feels only natural to me to portray sensitivity as a common denominator; something that animals don’t hide and inspires us to re-connect.

 

 

 

 

“The Face Washer” Scratchboard. © 2020 Geraldine Simmons. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

When people view my work I hope they are drawn in by some quality that they admire and can connect with. For thousands of years mankind has turned to animals for inspiration, to give us strength and hope, and to lift us up. In what appears to be such a chaotic, competitive and aggressive world I hope my work some how softens that blow.

 

 

 

 

“Bear Hug” Scratchboard. © 2020 Geraldine Simmons. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

“Conservation is so important to me because the thought and very real possibility of living on a planet that is unsustainable and devoid of the life force that nature gives us is simply not an option.”

 

 

 

Life on our planet is dependent on us respecting the perfect balance of our ecosystems that includes all of our beautiful wildlife and every single living thing; no matter how large or small, that is sustaining our web of life. We must leave them alone and give them the space they need to do their job of keeping themselves, and in the end – us alive.”

 

 

 

 

“On For The Ride” Pastels. © 2020 Geraldine Simmons. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Why Geraldine Entered the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest

 

 

When I open an email and learn about elephant populations plummeting even further as a result of the illegal ivory trade, rampant deforestation, wildfires, the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of innocent pangolins to make shoes, handbags or served as a delicacy, sharks losing their lives only for their fins to made into shark fin soup, or a defenceless baby chimp or orangutan ripped away from its mother to be sold as a pet – initially I feel so shocked I shut down and even feel nauseous.

 

 

 

 

“Ninety-five Percent” Scratchboard. © 2020 Geraldine Simmons. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

I feel like these situations have gone so far that it’s out of my depth to do anything. I take some deep breaths and realise maybe, just maybe, there is hope to turn things around. This is where exceptional organisations like the Centre for Great Apes make such a difference through the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest whose mission is to raise funds and awareness about the plight of endangered species. That’s why I support them. Knowing that all funds raised are giving rescued chimps and orangutans a peaceful and safe environment in which to live and be themselves inspires me to enter.

 

How Can Artists Help?

 

As visual artists we have a powerful platform to move and educate others on the plight of animals that are on the brink of extinction. During these times of uncertainty and change I believe we have an opportunity to raise more awareness and encourage the conversations that will inspire people into taking action to preserve these beautiful, magnificent animals and their habitats. These animals need a voice and we can be their voice.

 

 

“I know it can seem overwhelming knowing about or even witnessing the rampant environmental destruction and massive loss of species but we are needed now more than ever to reach as many people as possible!”

 

 

 

 

“Pensive” Scratchboard. © 2020 Geraldine Simmons. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

See more of Geraldine’s work at:www.geraldineswildlifeart.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sculptor, Kinetic Creator, And Fine Artist Debbie Lee Mostel Shares Her Quirky New “Wonder Sponge” Bringing Delight To Our Chores

Debbie Lee Mostel is a science-based thinker/designer/artist who sees wonder in every drop of water and behind every blade of grass.  Her awards for kinetic designs, art-in-public places commissions, forward-looking  jewelry, sculptures, and paintings all point to her drive for innovation. Her inventive nature and lack of tolerance for wastefulness has culminated in “Debbie’s Wonder Sponge”!  Debbie shows us how to take the drudgery out of cleaning up a mess by adding her unique twist of creativity.  The Rickie Report shares the details and photos here while we marvel at this serious artist’s unending capacity for joy, humor and practicality!

 

 

 

 

 

Debbie Lee Mostel’s training with master goldsmith Ellen Broker and master silversmith Hans Christensen of Denmark gave her the base for transforming her creative ideas into solid businesses. Early in Debbie’s career, after a stint at Tiffany’s, she formed her own company. Her work in the wholesale jewelry business brought her acclaim with designs being carried by Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Henri Bendel, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Her jewelry was seen in many Richard Avedon fashion photographs. Debbie has sold her one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry (many made from lamp worked glass she created) at the prestigious juried Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show.

 

 

 

Debbie Lee Mostel’s Wonder Sponges!

 

 

 

Debbie tells The Rickie Report, “I’m the type of artist/designer that thrives on exploring new mediums. Like the shark…I have to keep moving. My formal education started with Metal and Glass, decades later I found myself in a fruitful career of painting and sculpture as well.  My sense of curiosity is what I thrive on, exploring new mediums and continually growing as an artist”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  Your formal education (BFA California College of the Arts and Pratt Institute in New York) began in metal and glass, under the tutelage of glass visionary Marvin Lipofsky (student of Harvey Littleton) and included workshops with Dale Chihuly. You have a fruitful career that has incorporated painting, sculpture, and kinetics! Most of us know you as a fine artist who has garnered awards and accolades to fill albums.  What brought you to designing a sponge?

DLM:

So remember that floor mop in the form of slippers? Good concept but ugly and inconvenient. Enter my beautiful sloppy dog named Lucky. He drinks from his bowl, slobbers down his chin, drips all over the house and looks at me, and says “Mom help, I’m a mess. My face is wet, the floor is an embarrassment, what can you do?” After years of exhaustingly wasting paper towels, bending, and wiping,  I thought of that slipper and said to myself “ I can design something better. Something easy to use, cost-effective, and aesthetically appealing”.

 

 

Debbie Lee Mostel’s Wonder Sponges!

 

 

TRR:  Taking spinning VCR motors, trap doors, wind-up toys, and even a Slinky, you caught the attention of Tom Shadyac, director of many Jim Carey movies with one of your Globe series.  Please take us through your process with these sponges.

 

 

DLM:

After months of trial and error, I came up with Debbie’s Wonder Sponge. Friends and neighbors all wanted one (or two), so I introduced the Sponge at trade shows where I exhibit my Designer Jewelry. When I demonstrated the sponges on a piece of linoleum, they started flying out the door!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRR: In between exhibits, you worked for Tom Matthews, an event planner in Palm Beach as their Resident Artist creating hanging light sculptures at Mar a Lago and mosaic topiaries for the Surf Club. You’ve created specialty environments for the Flagler Museum, Breakers, Brazilian Court, and Colony Hotel, to name a few. Debbie’s Wonder Sponges ARE clever and pretty.  How have people reacted?

 

 

DLM:

 

The only complaint I’ve gotten so far is that some people think they are too pretty to get dirty. Nonsense! It’s functional art.  Now customers are buying 6 or 8 at a time to give as gifts.

Debbie’s Wonder Sponge! “You’ll wonder how you lived without it!”

Don’t waste money on paper towels for all those little clean-up needs.

Machine wash and dry. Handpainted with acrylic fabric paint so will NEVER run, fade or crack.

A functional piece of little art that helps you enjoy a happy, healthy home.

Leave it by the sink for a quick cleanup of water spots then spray a little disinfectant on the counter and WOOSH…happy and healthy.

Leave it on the floor, step on it and PUSH!!!!…water spots and spills instantly gone. From water dispenser to sloppy dog!

 

 

 

Debbie Lee Mostel’s Wonder Sponges!

 

 

TRR:  Where are you selling them?

DLM:  On my Etsy site – and shipping is free!

 

 

More about Debbie Lee Mostel:

 The Norton Museum of Art has featured Debbie in their Art After Dark series. She is a member of National Association go Women Artists (NAWA), Lighthouse ArtCenter, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, and Artists of Palm Beach County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kling Gallery Wine & Decor Features Patrice Scott. Public Invited To Free Reception On May 2

The Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor located in Stuart, FL announces the month of May’s Featured Guest Artist, Patrice Scott.  Patrice chooses pastels for their pure pigment, immediacy, and tactile nature, as they give her paintings a more intimate connection.  Her fascination with “Old Florida” not only preserves our history, but allows for the continuation of the story!  The public is invited to a Free Opening Reception on Thursday, May 2.  Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, the wonderful wine boutique and meet the artists!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  In addition to wall art, browse the hand made furniture, home accessories, and the wine bar!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

723 Colorado Plaza  Stuart, FL 34994

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

772-678-6949    www.klinggallerystuart.com

 

 

 

 

Original Paintings

Napa- Style Tasting Room

Custom Furniture 

Home Decor

 

 

MEET   PATRICE  SCOTT

 

Opening Reception:

Thursday, May 2

5 – 7:30  PM  

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTIST:

 

 

“Self Portrait On the Indian River” by Patrice Scott

 

 

Patrice Scott tells The Rickie Report, “I draw and paint from life, be it figure, still life or, most favored, landscape. My paintings are an extension of my seeing but broadly interpreted and from a vantage point enriched by those artists who came before me. To them I owe a debt. Seeing their work, as a young student, I felt a kinship and a shared passion that set me on a path toward expressing my own vision of the world around me”.

 

 

 

 

Her art education laid the groundwork for forming that expression, and influencing artists such as Van Gogh, Hopper and Hockney taught Patrice how to interpret what she sees. “But ultimately, it is the act of painting that has developed my own language of expression. Each attempt in a new direction, filled with discovery.That continually renewing journey drives the desire in me to paint”.

 

 

“Garage Cafe, Micanopy” by Patrice Scott

 

 Patrice continues, “I find the hot, bright colors of South Florida a palette suited to the use of pastels in particular, and my transition from oil painting a few years ago a natural one, as I ventured outdoors more often. The pure pigment, and their immediacy and tactile nature allows a more intimate connection”.         

 

 

Most recently, Patrice’s landscapes often feature the lonely, abandoned (and rapidly disappearing) buildings of ‘old Florida’. A push back at all that is shiny and new in this part of the world and further expression of the singularity of the act of painting. She says, ” I find similar subject matter wherever I travel, throughout Florida, North Carolina, and along the Maine coast, a particular favorite. I seek to connect with and translate these landscapes that I love”.

 

 

Always drawn to art, Patrice Scott began pursuing her formal education as a teenager at the Cleveland Museum of Art, copying the Van Goghs and Rubens, and the Cleveland Institute of Art, drawing the figure. She earned her degree in studio art and art history at the University of Miami in 1971.

 

 

“Groveco” by Patrice Scott

 

 

After assisting a gallery owner on Cape Cod and running a sketch walk at Cape Cod National Seashore, Patrice opened and maintained her own gallery in Kennebunkport, Maine. She designed a line of jewelry that was sold throughout the country and was featured at Disney’s Fine Art Show in 1978.

 

 

 

“Sea King and Little Pearl” by Patrice Scott

 

 

A return to South Florida over 30 years ago marked a return to painting as well. Today she works both in her studio and outdoors for plein air landscapes, drawing and painting in charcoal, pen and ink, pastels, and oil on canvas.  Patrice organized and ran a figure drawing group, known as “LifeDraw”, for many years, bringing it eventually to the Elliott Museum where it continues today. She exhibits and sells her award-winning artwork in juried shows, galleries and other art venues in Florida and throughout the country, and regularly donates her work and expertise to a number of charities and institutions.

 

 

 

 

 

Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor

723 Colorado Plaza   Stuart, FL34994

772-678-6949

www.klinggallerystuart.com

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

 

 

 

 

 

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Date Correction: Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor Announces Katie Gianni, Guest Artist for October. Everyone Is Invited To Opening Reception Thursday, October 4th

Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor announces Katie Gianni, as their Guest Artist for October. The public is invited to an Opening Reception on Thursday, October 4th.  Her artwork will be on view through October 31st.  Katie’s eye-catching, ornate artwork is created using various types of ink and acrylics on textured paper. Each is adorned with metallic gold, silver or copper ink in intricate patterns.  Her work was featured at the A.E. Backus Museum’s Best of the best 2017, which is quite an accomplishment for an emerging artist!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  In addition to wall art, browse the hand made furniture, home accessories, and the wine bar!

 

 

 

723 Colorado Plaza  Stuart, FL 34994

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

772-678-6949    www.klinggallerystuart.com

 

 

 

 

Original Paintings

Napa- Style Tasting Room

Custom Furniture 

Home Decor

 

“Tropical Fish” by Katie Gianni

MEET   KATIE  GIANNI

 

Opening Reception:

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4th

5 – 7 PM  

Exhibit runs through October 31st

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTIST:

 

Katie Gianni

 

 

 

Katie Gianni tells The Rickie Report, ” I developed a passion for ink and printing while studying lithography and wood block in college. I graduated from Stockton University of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts and Printmaking. After moving to the Treasure Coast in 2015, I found myself without a printing press and in an artistic rut. I began painting with India ink to mimic linocut prints, and incorporated metallics to embellish the subjects shape and details such as feathers, scales, feet and facial features.

 

 

“The Hand That Feeds” by Katie Gianni

 

 

Katie is an emerging artist residing in Port Saint Lucie, FL. Her eye-catching, ornate artworks are created using a multitude of inks and acrylics on textured paper. Inspired by aboriginal and art nouveau styles, each painting is adorned with metallic gold, copper and/or silver ink, with intricate patterns in white ink. Her work focuses on local and exotic wildlife – including birds, reptiles, insects, fish and other ocean-dwellers; however, other subjects include furniture/home decor items, abstract portraits and repeat patterns. 

 

 

“Spoonbill In Marsh” by Katie Gianni

 

Last year, Katie was thrilled to have her painting, “Sandhill Cranes in Moonlight”, featured in the A.E. Backus Museum’s Best of the Best 2017 show in Fort Pierce, Florida. Her artwork will be showing at Kling Gallery Wine & Décor from October 3 – 31.  For more information on Katie Gianni, visit her website at:   www.katiegianniart.com.

 

“Whale In A Seascape Egg” by Katie Gianni

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor

723 Colorado Plaza   Stuart, FL34994

772-678-6949

www.klinggallerystuart.com

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

 

 

 

 

 

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Kling Gallery Wine & Decor Features Mimi McCallum’s Newest Works In “New Directions”, Opening August 24th

The Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor located in Stuart, FL announces the month of August’s Featured Guest Artist, Mimi McCallum. Mimi will show her new abstract work (cold wax and oil) in this exhibit, “New Directions”. This medium gives a beautiful translucent look, interesting textures, and beautiful color blends.  It can be carved into and scraped away to reveal  mystery. The public is invited to a Free Opening Reception on Friday, August 24th.  Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, the wonderful wine boutique and meet the artists!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  In addition to wall art, browse the hand made furniture, home accessories, and the wine bar!

 

 

 

723 Colorado Plaza  Stuart, FL 34994

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

772-678-6949    www.klinggallerystuart.com

 

 

 

 

Original Paintings

Napa- Style Tasting Room

Custom Furniture 

Home Decor

 

 

MEET   MIMI  McCALLUM

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, August 24th

5 – 7 PM  

Exhibit runs through September

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTIST:

 

 

 

 

“Self Portrait” by Mimi McCallum

 

 

After years of creating visually recognizable imagery Mimi McCallum has taken a new direction!  Her new path is taking her into the world of abstract.  The pieces are painted with cold wax medium and oil paint.  Oil pastels, graphite oil sticks and other medium find their way into the mix.  Mimi’s brushes have been laid aside, as the paint is applied to canvas or cradled board with an assortment of tools: squeezes, spatulas, knives, rollers, printing implements, anything is in the game!

 

“Get Crackin” by Mimi McCallum

 

 

This luscious medium can be layered and layered, carved into and scraped away creating interesting textures and fascinating color blends.  The paintings have a history that is revealed and interwoven into the final image. Her one requirement is that the painting will stand compositionally from any direction, so it may be hung and viewed in personal preference.   Mimi’s paintings are intuitive and spontaneous with no initial plan.  Her “New Directions” take her on the creative journey, and she invites us along with her!

 

 

  “In The Park” by Mimi McCallum

 

 

 

Mimi received her Master of Art Education from Florida International University in Miami, her BA from Montana State in Bozeman MT.  She completed the Florida art certification from FSU in Tampa. Mimi attended Anchorage West High, where her father was an FBI agent.  She is married with two children and two grandchildren.

 

“Untitled” by Mimi McCallum

 

 

Mimi puts her talent to work in her studio in Jensen Beach, FL, and exhibits throughout Florida and the Bahamas.  She tells The Rickie Report, “Through my art I aspire to capture moments in time that relate to memories that touch our hearts. I aspire to create images of objects, places and figures with pleasing shapes and energetic color.”  Mimi’s new work was recently exhibited at Art Synergy 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor

723 Colorado Plaza   Stuart, FL34994

772-678-6949

www.klinggallerystuart.com

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Mosaic Artist, Debbie Davis Offers Classes In Stained Glass Mosaics On May 12, June 9, July 14 In North Palm Beach

Debbie Davis is a mosaic artist from North Palm Beach, FL who was juried into the prestigious ArtisGras 2017 as an “Emerging Artist”.  Drawing her inspiration from Antonio Gaudi and other mosaic masters, Debbie teaches locally.  Her newest classes take place at the North Palm Beach Recreation Dept. on May 12th, June 9th, and July 14th.  All levels of experience are welcome to register. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Debbie’s artistry.  Learn how to turn your favorite photo into a mosaic!

 

 

 

 

 

Stained Glass Mosaic Classes:

Saturdays:

May 12th

June 9th

July 14th

$55. per class or $150 for all 3

 

North Palm Beach Parks & Recreation Department

Anchorage Park Activities Building

603 Anchorage Drive   N. Palm Beach, Fl  33408

 

 

 

 

 

When describing mosaics, Debbie tells The Rickie Report, “Making mosaic art is like a joyful meditation… You are fully in the moment, and time flies by because it’s so much fun.” Debbie is artist, musician, and entrepreneur. She embraces the value of creative expression and believes that we all are brilliant and talented in our own unique ways. 

 

 

Pet Portrait by Debbie Davis

 

Located in North Palm Beach, FL., Debbie was an emerging artist at Artigas 2017. Debbie has spent time training with several well-known mosaic artists, including Suzi K. Edwards and Kasia Polkowska, but is mostly self-taught, drawing from the inspiration of Antoni Gaudí, and many other great mosaic artists of the past. Debbie has been teaching mosaic classes locally at McMow Art Glass in Lake Worth, The New School of the Visual Arts in Jupiter, and the North Palm Beach Recreation Dept.

 

“Horse in the Fall” by Debbie Davis

 

Although Debbie has used different materials for tesserae (mosaic pieces), she prefers stained glass as it offers greater flexibility, can be cut to any size, and it comes in a wide range of colors.  Through her art, Debbie would like to inspire others to express passion, love and creativity in all they do.

 

 

“Sea Turtle” by Debbie Davis

 

 

 

For more information: Contact Debbie Davis  561-596-4455

debkan40@gmail.com

 

 

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Lynne Pittard To Be Featured Demonstrator At Opening Of Wellington Art Society Meeting

Internationally known oil painter and teacher, Lynne Pittard, will be the featured demonstrator for the Wellington Art Society’s opening membership meeting of the year on September 13, 2017 in the Wellington Community Center. Attendees will have a Meet and greet, followed by a member spotlight and brief meeting. Lynne’s demo “Tricks and Techniques for all Artists” and a wonderful raffle will finish out the evening.  Artists who are interested in learning about oil painting, networking with potential licensing agents and more should attend this event. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Lynn’s artistry.

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

FEATURES:

 

 

Lynne Pittard

 

 

Wednesday, September 13th

6:30 pm

 

 

Free and Open to The Public

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Boulevard Wellington, FL

 

 

Oil Painting by Lynne Pittard

 

 

Lynne Pittard was born in Augusta, Georgia but moved to Miami as a child. After high school she attended Florida Southern College. She married in 1965 and moved to Palm Beach County with her husband and three children. She spent the next twelve years caring for her family. She first began to paint in oils as a hobby in 1980 but was so gifted that she shortly began teaching at a local high school.

 

Oil Painting by Lynne Pittard

 

 

 

Within her second year of painting she was teaching oils at three local art leagues, three continuing education programs at high schools and one at Palm Beach Junior College (now Palm Beach State College). Lynne is an artist that paints with passion and versatility and her paintings have a subtle softness that created an overwhelming demand for her classes.

 

Oil Painting by Lynne Pittard

 

 

 

Her desire to share her passion for painting led to becoming an instructor on national television “Painting with Pittard” which has aired nationwide for twenty-five years. Her images are licensed and published worldwide and a favorite of collectors and she is also the author of eight books on the art of painting. Lynne shares her love of painting through workshops and seminars, traveling and teaching in over thirty states and abroad.

 

Oil Painting by Lynne Pittard

 

A true visionary and artist’s advocate, Lynne launched a revolutionary concept for television with her Visual Arts Network, a satellite and cable network with the finest art instructions and entertainment programs available worldwide through TV and IPTV.

 

 

WAS:

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 36th 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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Bright And Colorful Modern Day Impressionist Art By Caryl Pomales Is Featured At Harbourside Place in Jupiter

Good news for all of us! Caryl Pomales’s passion for painting shares vibrant oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings locally!  An exhibit of some of her modern day impressionist work can be seen at Harbourside in Jupiter courtesy of the Town Of Jupiter Art Committee.  As you enter or exit the SE parking garage near Another Broken Egg Cafe, you can’t miss these wonderful paintings, available through the end of September.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to stop by.  

 

 

 

Caryl   Pomales   Fine   Art

 

Harbourside Place, Jupiter FL
200 North US Highway 1     Jupiter, Florida 33458

 

 

For limited time only, Paintings by Caryl Pomales on display/sale!

 

 

Town of Jupiter Art Gallery display is located near SE parking garage and Another Broke Egg Cafe.  

 

Caryl tells The Rickie Report, “My creative journey began as a child with oil painting lessons, and continued through my college years with an emphasis on graphic design. I enjoyed a career in graphic design, marketing and printing sales as a young adult. After moving to Florida 20+ years ago, I established and enjoyed a very successful career in real estate sales”.

 

Cary Pomales “Everglades Couche de Soleil”

 

 

She continues, “Within the past few years I have been blessed to have the opportunity to retire from my full time career and without hesitation I have reengaged my creative self by taking various painting classes and workshops to include Acrylic, Oil and Watercolor classes with many accomplished artists. I have rekindled my passion to paint”!

 

 

Caryl Pomales “Floral bol en verre”

 

The beauty of her natural surroundings, fauna and flora inspire Caryl. “The vivid color and pronounced texture I see are key elements that are demonstrated within my paintings.  Travel and photography as my second passion has afforded me the opportunity to capture many exhilarating scenes throughout the United States, Europe and southern Africa. I often refer to my travel photographs as my inspiration”.

 

Cary Pomales “Bandoola of Botswana”

 

 

 

 

Excitedly, Caryl shares, “I am currently painting a series of small paintings in oils, which reflect my recent visit to the Tuscany and Umbria regions of Italy. My viewers recognize my paintings by my utilization of vibrant color choices and pronounced impasto texture or prominent brush stroke. A sense of joy and passion is implemented and identified within my body of work”.

 

 

Caryl Pomales “Cinque Picora”

 

 

Caryl resides in Stuart Florida with her husband and family of pets.  She says, “I am grateful as well as influenced by the remarkable aqua blue ocean, spectacular cloud formations, striking sunrise and sunsets as well as the unique fauna and flora of the Indian River Lagoon”.

 

Caryl Pomales  “Champ de coquelicots”

 

 

Caryl has studied with many accomplished artists including, Alessandra Gieffers, Julia Kelly, Peggy Kirkwood, Nancy Medina, Dennis Perrin, Dreama Toll Perry, & Mary Bentz-Gilkerson.  Recent recognitions include an award for her impressionistic style, bold brush stroke and vivid color painting, “Picasso-Le Chat” from the 39th Annual Members’ Show at the Lighthouse ArtCenter/Gallery. Her paintings were exhibited at the Members 6th Art of Association collaborative-juried exhibit featuring artists from sixteen Art Associations located throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties in Florida and one of 27 artists featured in “Size Matters”, at The Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL.  In addition, she was honored to be invited as a SOLO artist to exhibit at the Sewall’s Point Town Hall in Sewall’s Point/Stuart, FL.  Caryl is an active member of Artists of Florida-LLC, North County Art Association, Benefactor and Artists’ Guild Member of the Lighthouse Art Center, The Arts Council of Martin County FL, Elliott Museum/ Stuart, FL, The Lake Worth Art League, Wellington Art Society, Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park and The Audubon Society, Martin County FL Chapter.

 

 

For more information about Caryl’s artwork:

Caryl Pomales

CarylFineArt.com

https://www.facebook.com/carylfineart/

321.412.3490

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Put A Spring In your Step At Artisans On The Ave’s New Exhibit Featuring Original Art And Handmade Crafts

Spring into Artisans On The Ave before summer!  Spring is here and Artisans on the Ave is blooming. Artists are invigorated and ‘New Works of Art’ are sprouting up all over the gallery. Stop in Friday night April 21st to view and celebrate all these fresh new creations!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 


630 Lake Ave, Lake Worth Florida 33460
561-762-8162, 561-582-3300
www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

 

 

Spring In Before Summer!

Celebrating Fresh New Creations

Opening Reception:

Friday, April 21, 2017

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Free Event, Public Welcome, Refreshments Served

 

Gallery Hours:

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

 Handmade Jewelry

Artisans On The Ave Gallery shows the art of over 40 local artists who work in a variety of mediums

Functional Art Pieces

 

Decorative Art Pieces 

 

When you give a handmade piece of art to friends and loved ones created by local artists, you are also giving a gift to the artist.

Whimsical Collectibles

Infuse your community with pride by supporting local artists!

Hand Crafted Tiles Make Great House Gifts

Please join us opening night to celebrate the Arts and support your local artists.

One of A Kind Original Art Pieces

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561762-8162

A cooperative gallery of Palm Beach County Artists
630 Lake Ave.     Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-762-8162  or   561-582-3300
www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Call For Student’s Artwork For Juried Exhibition At Art On Park Gallery

Art On Park Gallery, home of Artists of Palm Beach County, shares a new Call for artwork by Students ages 12 – 17 who are residents of Palm Beach County. This juried exhibit includes cash prizes as well as a Free Opening Public Reception to meet the artists on February 10, 2017.  Lake Park is becoming an ARTS DESTINATION!! The Rickie Report shares the details. This event is open to members and non-members!  Caron Bowman will be the juror for prizes, including cash and honorable mention.  ART PATRONS: Mark your Calendars for Feb. 10th‘s Reception!  Artists: Your deadline is January 25, 2017.

 

 

 

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Art on Park Gallery

Monday through Saturday Noon – 6 PM
800 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403

561-345-2842

 

 

 

 

 

CALL FOR  STUDENT  ARTWORK

 

2D and 3D Accepted

 

Artist Deadline:  January 25, 2017

 

 

Opening Reception:

 

Friday, February 10, 2017

 

5 – 8 pm

Free and Open To The Public

 

This exhibit runs February 6 – 18, 2017

 

FOR EXHIBITION AND APPLICATION:

 

 

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

Our judge is Caron Bowman, who is a multi-disciplined artist who uses a diverse spectrum of mediums. She has been profiled by fashion photographer Nick Knight’s -SHOWstudio, Smithsonian American Latino Museum and Beck’s Greenbox Series, was a featured artist in the Wynwood Miami Mix Art Fair, Art Palm Beach satellite Continuum Art Fair, was selected by Bombay Sapphire Corporation /Russell and Danny Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Art Foundation to be included in the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, and has received international recognition in various museums and galleries in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

To access the submission form go to:
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?280

 

 

 

For more information about ongoing Classes, Workshops and other events at Art on Park please visit:

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

17019 SW Sapri Way  Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291