Award Winning Watercolor Artist, Deborah Elaine, Announces Current And Future Exhibits For 2018/2019

Award winning artist Deborah Elaine uses watercolors in varied ways to bring out the soul of her subject to the viewer. Her artwork is currently on exhibit at the Osceola Street Cafe in Downtown Stuart until January 27, 2019.   She will be involved with the Core Concepts 4th Annual Give Back party in Jupiter on December 15.  Art lovers can also visit Deborah’s studio and see her artistry at the 2nd Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour, January 20 and 21, 2019.  In addition, she will participate in the Treasure Coast Wildlife Fine Arts & Wine Event on February 2, 2019.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Deborah’s commissions, murals, painted pours, and portraits are filled with color and nuance.

 

 

 

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Deborah Elaine With her Artwork

 

 

 

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Deb tells The Rickie Report, ” I enjoy the expressiveness of the abstract and surreal nature of watercolor pouring”.  It is a unique style she developed when she was introduced to one of her mentors, Johnny Johnson. Her works are created allowing the medium to flow and become itself by utilizing the pouring technique. The painting starts out abstract in design and becomes surreal in nature by developing subject matter that is created with her imagination and her references. The method Deb uses to create her compositions is similar to laying in the plush green grass gazing into the clouds seeing the ever changing shapes that appear. Each painting is an expression and passion of hers.

 

 

 

“Parrothead Pierre” by Deborah Elaine

 

 

 

 

 

She says, ” I am innately attracted to the discovery of nature, wildlife, color, and design. And I’m at peace when creating in natural settings. For I feel close to the Creator—as if His hand guides mine.  I create and share with the hope that the joy I experience is vicariously shared by others. Or at least, makes them ponder.  There are many divine mysteries in this life. And through the paths we travel, He shows us the way and the hidden and beautiful things of this world”.

 

 

 

Dog Portrait Commission by Deborah Elaine

 

 

 

 

 

Deb began her watercolor career in 2003 after studying under Johnny Johnson, Gary Duquette, Joe Miller (Cheap Joe’s), and Linda Griffin. Originally part of the Fredericksburg Art Scene in Virginia for a decade, her first studio in Libertytown Artist Workshop was located at Liberty Street. She now has a home studio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Horse Love” by Deborah Elaine

 

 

 

 

Deb donates a portion of her sales to charitable organizations involved with Hurricane Irma clean-up and preserving our waters and coral reefs in Florida.   She points out, “Coral reefs and rain forests absorb a majority of the carbon dioxide that causes global warming. Without them we are killing ourselves”.

 

 

Porsche” by Deborah Elaine

Do you have a special person, place, pet you would like to capture in a commissioned painting? Deb loves commissions!  She discusses format, medium, technique, and colors before getting started.  She shows her clients some of the different styles that she paints in. “From the initial meeting, brain storming, sketches, and watercolor samples we meet again and finalize the ideas before going forward.  We will decide on a size, style, colors, matting, & framing for each piece of work. Communication is KEY in creating a very special commission for someone. The more I know, the more accurate I can be with your final artwork. I delight in creating a successful piece to add to your collection or the creation of a gift for someone special in your life”, she tells us.

 

 

 

Deb’s mission:

• To Influence others through the creativity and subject of my work
• To bring joy, laughter and happiness to others
• To reflect God’s beauty or a feeling of expression that touches and moves others • To give a peace and hope to finding your own path in life
• To give back what HE has given me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about exhibits, events, classes, or commissions:

 

 

 

 

 

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OSGS Offers Unique Art Exhibition, Art Promenade, Specialty Jewelry Show and a Call for Artists

Evelyn Ortiz Smykla and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla have been working hard preparing for a spectacular Autumn in Northwood Village at OSGS  Ortiz-Smykla| Gallery Studio.  Their unique art exhibition showcasing the work of folk art visionary, Jimmy Lee Sudduth continues until the end of October.  (Don’t miss it!  You’ll have to go to the Smithsonian to see his work!).   Northwood Village’s Art Promenade, which falls on Halloween, promises to be spooktacular.  Save November  7th for a “Holiday Jewels – Wearable Art” Event and their custom framing is available with a Groupon discount.  The Rickie Report shares all of this plus a CALL to ARTISTS!

 

 

 

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OSGS

 

Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio

 

 

500 Northwood Road   W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

 

Current Special Exhibition at OSGS Gallery:

 

 

"The Barn" by Jimmy Lee Sudduth

“The Barn” by Jimmy Lee Sudduth

Jimmy Lee Sudduth Paintings. We currently have three paintings from the late Jimmy Lee (1910-2007) on loan and on exhibit through the month of October.

http://www.americanart.si.edu/collections/search/artist/?id=5874

 

 

 

OSGS Mural

 

OSGS has finally been provided final approval to move forward with our Mural Project. The Mural itself will be placed on the East facing wall of OSGS Gallery (toward Dixie, along Spruce). OSGS is providing some nice incentives for the winning artist.

 

 

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Previous Murals in the Northwood Village area include:

 

 

Eduardo Mendieta

Mural by Eduardo Mendieta

 

 

 

Mural by Craig McInnis

Mural by Craig McInnis

Mural by Amanda Valdes

Mural by Amanda Valdes

The final process will be Juried by Andrew Brown – http://www.andybrownpaintings.com/

 

 

 

 

“Holiday Jewels — Wearable Art”

Friday November 7th     6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 

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Take part in a festive evening to help ease the worry of holiday shopping as OSGS presents one-of-a-kind jewelry. Enjoy one-on-one interaction with the Artists, sipping cider, and taking in light music. Featured artists are Claudia Block (New York/Florida), Meryl Lefkovich (Massachusetts) and Elayna Toby Singer (Florida).

 

 

 

 

Claudia Bloch

 

 

Necklace by Claudia Block

Necklace by Claudia Block

 

 

Claudia Bloch is an American artist known for her beaded jewelry designs. Born and raised in New York City, Claudia’s work reflects the fusion of cultures and people she was surrounded by in the invigorating city environment. Inspired by the work of Louise Nevelson, not just for her installations themselves, but for her process of walking the city streets at night, finding what others had discarded to use in the making of her own vision.

 

 

Claudia Bloch's Bracelet

Claudia Bloch’s Beaded Bracelet

 

 

Claudia Bloch's Beaded Earrings

Claudia Bloch’s Beaded Earrings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With that in mind, after Claudia began her designs with the goal of women wearing her pieces, she has recently amplified that idea – to a greater vision of building intriguing installations around the jewelry. Viewers can both enjoy wearing the pieces, as well is exploring the power of the material world and its influences over their identity. Claudia resides in South Florida but travels extensively showing her work in private and public venues.

 

 

 

Meryl Lefkovich

 

Meryl is a self-taught artist/maker with a degree in art history. She has had past careers as an art consultant, gallery manager, travel consultant and interior designer, all of which, she believes, contribute to her world view in design and concept.  Her serious art career began in 1993 when she began teaching herself how to paint. She has her paintings in a number of corporate and private collections in the Boston area and around the country.

 

 

 

Meryl Lefkovitz' Bracelet

Meryl Lefkovich’s Bracelet

 

In 2011, Meryl learned how to solder and there was no looking back. Jewelry design and fabrication have become her passion. Her primary influences are flora, fauna and a fascination with Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts Movement.

 

Meryl Lefkovich's Bracelet

Meryl Lefkovich’s Bracelet

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “As an art history major, ancient cultures also impact my designs; I love the look of a slightly time-worn patina, as though a long lost piece was newly discovered. Combining raw and organic with delicate and romantic, whimsy, combinations of color and gemstones – all have a place in my designs.”  She starts with a concept; a new interpretation of the natural world, then the metal takes over and informs her how each piece should develop.

 

 

 

Meryl Lefkovich's Earrings and Pendant

Meryl Lefkovich’s Earrings and Pendant

 

Meryl says, ” the forms and essence of nature, a dewdrop on a leaf, the rustle of leaves in the wind, the twisted scroll of vines and the gnarled knots of trees…these are the moments I want to capture and reflect in my jewelry.”

 

 

Elayna Toby Singer

 

Elayna Toby Singer is drawn to materials that come from the earth and to forms transformed through encounters with the elements. She is attracted to circles. They invite her in, are windows to the beyond; simultaneously open and whole.

 

Elayna Toby Singer's Bracelet

Elayna Toby Singer’s Bracelet

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “Connecting one object to the next, both physically and visually, energy and awareness journey between root and crown. The space between reminds us to breathe. Twirling and dancing with the air around us, energy shifts, spirit awakens, transformation occurs. Presented in new contexts, each object’s intrinsic beauty is revealed. Discarded and precious materials – vintage tools, machine parts, manufacturing remnants, garden trimmings, mineral stones and beads from around the world – are combined to create one-of-a-kind artworks.”

 

Earrings by Elayna Toby Singer

Earrings by Elayna Toby Singer

 

No two Elayna Toby Singer pieces are ever the same.  Elayna Toby Singer uses only “cold connections” in creating my assemblage kinetic sculptures and jewelry. No welding or soldering for me. Instead, she uses wrapping and knotting techniques, along with swivels and metal links, to connect one object to another.

 

 

Custom Framing:

As an Artist, Let OSGS Custom Framing help you ready your work for exhibition(s). We have great rates and archival materials. Here’s a Groupon Coupon for savings (not valid with other offers, but a great way to save by itself!):

http://www.groupon.com/deals/osgs-ortiz-smykla-gallery-studio

 

 

 

Artists Needed!!!

West Palm Beach Art In Public Places is assembling a database of artists for future Calls To Artists. This is a great opportunity to have your name included in those opportunities. If you have a few moments, please email Phil Growick (info. below) your Name, Artistic Medium of Preference (i.e., Painter, Sculptor, Photographer, etc.), Email Address, Website Information, and any other contact information you would like to offer to:

Phil Growick
Art In Public Places (City of West Palm Beach) Board Member
Email: pgrowick@gmail.com

See Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla’s Painting

at the Palm Beach International Airport:

(All Artwork in the exhibit is for sale with 100% of the proceeds going to these local artists)

"Untitled" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Untitled” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

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

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

From Streets to Walls, Lake Worth Takes Painting to a New Level

Lake Worth is world famous for its outstanding and largest Street Painting Festival, where art transforms the asphalt into an outdoor gallery.  Now Lake Worth is GOING A-WALL!  From July 25th through the 27th, the public is invited to watch as three internationally known award winning artists create a trio of large scale murals in downtown Lake Worth.  Local artists are invited to participate.  The Rickie Report shares the details and knows you won’t want to miss the excitement that Bruce Webber Gallery and Hydra Projects brings!

 

 

 

 

Bruce Webber Galleries & Hydra Projects

Presents:

GOING A-WALL

July 25,  26,  27, 2014

Locations all in Downtown Lake Worth:

 

  • Bruce Webber Gallery 705 Lucerne Avenue

  • J Street Parking Lot at Lucerne Avenue Across from Post Office

  • K Street Alley between Lake and Lucerne Avenues

 

Public is Invited to

Watch it Happen LIVE!

 

 

 

 

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This 3 day live art event will also include Live Music, Cellograff Wall, Food Trucks, An Outdoor Bistro Area and Entertainment by Path/Plan Beats. Dave’s Last Resort will also host an area on North K Street.  Bruce Webber Galleries and Hydra Projects are joined by other sponsors, including  Street Painting Festival, City of Lake Worth and  Kobra Paint.

 

 

 

Be part of this contemporary movement in the art world and cities and towns all over the world! This is an opportunity to watch performance art in a new way.  It was first introduced to Lake Worth during its 20th Annual Street Painting Festival in February. Local artists will create on the scene during this live painting event.

 

 

New Mural in Lake Worth (Photo Courtesy of Bruce Webber Gallery)

New Mural in Lake Worth (Photo Courtesy of Bruce Webber Gallery)

 

 

The three original murals will set the stage in downtown Lake Worth by transforming the blank walls of retail buildings into art in public spaces…one wall at a time.  This is just the beginning of a metamorphoses!  

 

 

Art in Public Spaces is an expression of the community as well as a landmark and an attraction. This unique art event is a special opportunity to view these artists at work and witness first-hand the evolution of art in our city from traditional community art projects to more complex expressions of socially engaged art works and creative thinking.

 

 

For more information about this event please contact: Bruce Webber or David Webber at Bruce Webber Gallery 705 Lucerne Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460 by calling 561.582.1045 or Webbergallery.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291