OSGS Invites Everyone To Mural Reception Featuring Tiffany Beasi

Everyone is invited to celebrate the culmination of the newest mural by Tiffany Beasi, part of Northwood Village’s Mural Project! The Mural Reception/Artists Meet and Greet takes place during the Northwood Art & Wine Promenade on Friday, August 28th.  Beasi is an internationally renown artist.  Her mural brings color and meaning to the outer wall of OSGS, Ortiz Smykla|Gallery Studio. The Rickie Report shares the details and hopes to see you there!

 

 

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MURAL RECEPTION/MEET THE ARTISTS

Featuring: Tiffany Beasi

 

Friday, August 28th

6 – 9 pm

Free and Open to the Public

500 Northwood Road    W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

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The Northwood Village Mural Project was conceived in early 2014 with Northwood Village Merchants and Proponents Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Billy Manthy, William Halliday, Craig McInnis, Eduardo Mendieta and the West Palm Beach CRA. The West Palm Beach CRA and Edaurdo Mendieta spearheaded the initial Artist search and saw the first three murals in Northwood Village through to completion. Currently, there are several completed murals adorning the walls of various buildings in Northwood Village.These murals were created by Eduardo Mendieta, Amanda Valdes, Craig McInnis and now Tiffany Beasi.

 

 

Artist, Tiffany Beasi

Artist, Tiffany Beasi

This Mural at OSGS by Tiffany is part of the Northwood Village Mural Project but was produced solely by the owners of OSGS Gallery (as opposed to the initial murals funded by the CRA). Tiffany has painted murals in other Palm Beach County locations (Downtown Lake Worth at Dave’s Last Resort) as well.

 

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The Northwood Village Mural Project is now in the hands of the Village Merchants and future growth will depend on merchant follow-through, sponsorships, and overall exposure to generate Northwood Village as a Mural Destination. Murals projects have thrived in many cities and create a fabulous environment for all to enjoy.

 

 

Inside OSGS

Inside OSGS

Tiffany Beasi is a professional painter and a freelance graphic designer located in Florida. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design. As an award-winning international artist, she has created commercial art for clients across the world including Walt Disney World, Core Communities, Orlando Magic, Hard Rock International, Roadhouse Grill and Cafe Tu Tu Tango. In recent years, Tiffany has exhibited her work in several group art shows including House of Blues Folk Art Festival, Sun Fest, Gibson Guitar Town and Hard Rock Hotels Velvet Lounge. In 2011, she was commissioned by Hard Rock International to paint 3 Les Paul Guitars for their Top of The Rock Project.

 

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Beasi’s paintings are drowned in lush vibrant colors and were published in two books, Beatles Art: The Fantastic New Artwork of the Fab Four and Marilyn in Art. Beasi has been the Featured Artist in Industry Magazine, Axis Magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, MetroWest Magazine, Fox 35 and Jacksonville’s BUZZ Magazine.

 

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Art runs in the veins of gallery curators Evelyn and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla. OSGS is the embodiment of their love of art and for sharing the work of talented artists. On any given day, a visit to their gallery sees guests crossing paths with a variety of works in many mediums that include modern-art paintings, sculptures, and home wares. The team also does their own creating inside the studio: custom framing is available with a large number of options for materials, glass, matting, and mounting.  The gallery is located at 500 Northwood Road in West Palm Beach.

 

 

 

Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

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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:

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

OSGS Presents Ilene Adams’ Free Lecture And Update On Northwood’s Newest Mural

 OSGS Gallery is keeping the summer hopping and the arts alive with their BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) Lecture Series. OSGS Works of Art and Custom Framing, located in the heart of Northwood Village, offers these lectures in conjunction with the free Northwood Village ArtWalk Gallery Tours on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Stop by on Saturday, July 13 to meet Ilene Gruber Adams; July 11th with Pamela Acheson and August 8th with John Rachell. The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details about Ilene Adam’s newest artwork and show our readers the progress of Tiffany Beasi’s mural, the newest addition to Northwood Village! You don’t have sign up for the Free ArtWalk tour to attend the Free Lecture. Although, we encourage you to not miss the Free VIP Guided Tour through the many art spaces in Northwood Village!  To take the tour, sign up at http://www.northwoodartwalk.com/. The OSGS Lectures will begin at the end of the first ArtWalk tour, around 7pm.   There are many fabulous restaurants in the area with many of them offering live music, so plan to have a bite to eat or enjoy a glass of wine before or after the lecture.

 

 

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BYOC Lecture*

*Bring Your Own Chair

Presenting

Ilene  Adams

Saturday, June 13th

7:00 pm (following FREE Art Walk)

FREE ART EVENT

 

 

 

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Ilene Adams works in both mixed media painting and in photography. Her paintings are a mixture of various mediums including photo transfers, plaster, gold leaf and thread. She often uses vintage family photos or old collectable postcards and the colors are often muted. Her photos, on the other hard, are bold, bright colors, pushing the limits on saturation and manipulating reality.

 

"Multipad" by Ilene Adams

“Multipad” by Ilene Adams

 

 

Ilene says about her art, “The artists that influenced me the most are Robert Rauschenberg and Maxfield Parish. Rauschenberg’s influence is apparent in my paintings that incorporate paint, collage, photographic images and artifacts. They evoke a feeling of nostalgia or of imaginary places. My photographs deal mostly with nature, but nature through an intense filter.  Images are put under a microscope and colors are heightened. Ordinary images are enhanced to create painterly new images that leave the viewer wondering if they are paintings or photographs? Abstract or realistic?”

 

 

"Devil's Mill Hopper" by Ilene Adams

“Devil’s Millhopper” by Ilene Adams

 

Ilene Adams has over 35 years professional experience in various businesses in the art field.  It began when she studied graphic design at Tyler School of Art, Temple University and then continued on to study printmaking and fine art at Tyler School of Art in Rome.  After completing college, Ilene worked in New York City in advertising, illustration and fabric design. She has continued studying many art disciplines throughout her career at schools such as Harvard, The School of Visual Arts and faux finishing schools.

 

 

"Little Green Leaves" by Ilene Adams

“Little Green Leaves” by Ilene Adams

 

 

Ilene has worked in many different art related field, including textile design, graphic design, faux finishes and murals. While her children were young, she had a thriving business in New Jersey creating wonderful, warm environments for homes and businesses from New York to Miami.  Ilene has been featured in many design magazines in the New York metropolitan area and the Palm Beaches, as well as winning several awards for her art.

 

"Part Of The Whole" by Ilene Adams

“Part Of The Whole” by Ilene Adams

 

For many years, Ilene was wrapped up in the corporate world as owner/CEO of a national broadcast marketing located in Boston and later in New Jersey. After moving to Florida 12 years ago, Ilene continued her marketing company, The Marketing Works, bringing her marketing and design talents to small businesses, non-profits and artists.

 

 

 

"Lilies" by Ilene Adams

“Lilies” by Ilene Adams

 

When time permits, Ilene works on her paintings and photographs and shows her work in galleries and exhibitions, winning many awards for her art.  Ilene’s work can be found at www.ileneadamsinc.com and www.ileneadamsfineart.com.

 

 

Ilene’ s involvement in the community’s art scene has made quite an impact.  She has served as a member of organization boards, including Wellington Art Society, Artists of Palm Beach County, the Cultural Affairs Committee for West Palm Beach, Jonathan Dickinson State Park and Furry Friends and continues to be an active leader in Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach.

 

 

"My Gauguin" by Ilene Adams

“My Gauguin” by Ilene Adams

 

During the Summer Lecture Series, each speaker will share their passion for the arts and their identity as an artist.  You will discover how each began their incredible artistic journey, their background, techniques, mentors, what drives and/or motivates them and where they see their work taking them into the future.  If you have not attended one of our lectures prior to now you are in for a fabulous treat and will, at the same time, learn something new in the process.

 

 

 

 

Northwood Village Mural Project

Expands to OSGS Gallery!

Artist Tiffany Beasi Wins Bid to Create a Unique Mural

 

The Northwood Village Mural Project was conceived in early 2014 with Northwood Village Merchants and Proponents Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Billy Manthy, William Halliday, Craig McInnis, Eduardo Mendieta and the West Palm Beach CRA.  The West Palm Beach CRA and Edaurdo Mendieta spearheaded the initial Artist search and saw the first three murals in Northwood Village through to completion. Currently, there are several completed murals adorning the walls of various buildings in Northwood Village.These murals were created by Eduardo Mendieta, Amanda Valdes, Craig McInnis and now Tiffany Beasi.

 

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Tiffany Beasi working on the newest mural in Northwood Village

 

This Mural at OSGS by Tiffany is part of the Northwood Village Mural Project but was produced solely by the owners of OSGS Gallery (as opposed to the initial murals funded by the CRA). Tiffany has painted murals in other Palm Beach County locations (Downtown Lake Worth at Dave’s Last Resort) as well.

 

 

The Northwood Village Mural Project is now in the hands of the Village Merchants and future growth will depend on merchant follow-through, sponsorships, and overall exposure to generate Northwood Village as a Mural Destination. Murals projects have thrived in many cities and create a fabulous environment for all to enjoy.

 

OSGS Mural Project by Tiffany Beasi Continues

OSGS Mural Project by Tiffany Beasi Continues

 

 

Tiffany Beasi is a professional painter and a freelance graphic designer located in Florida. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design. As an award-winning international artist, she has created commercial art for clients across the world including Walt Disney World, Core Communities, Orlando Magic, Hard Rock International, Roadhouse Grill and Cafe Tu Tu Tango. In recent years, Tiffany has exhibited her work in several group art shows including House of Blues Folk Art Festival, Sun Fest, Gibson Guitar Town and Hard Rock Hotels Velvet Lounge. In 2011, she was commissioned by Hard Rock International to paint 3 Les Paul Guitars for their Top of The Rock Project.

 

 

Beasi’s paintings are drowned in lush vibrant colors and were published in two books, Beatles Art: The Fantastic New Artwork of the Fab Four and Marilyn in Art. Beasi has been the Featured Artist in Industry Magazine, Axis Magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, MetroWest Magazine, Fox 35 and Jacksonville’s BUZZ Magazine. 

 

 

For more information about this program or other exhibits at OSGS please contact:
Evelyn Ortiz-Smykla/Jonathan Ortiz-Smykla, OSGS Gallery 561-833-2223; OSGSArt@hotmail.com

www.OSGSart.com

 

 

Art runs in the veins of gallery curators Evelyn and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla. OSGS is the embodiment of their love of art and for sharing the work of talented artists. On any given day, a visit to their gallery sees guests crossing paths with a variety of works in many mediums that include modern-art paintings, sculptures, and home wares. The team also does their own creating inside the studio: custom framing is available with a large number of options for materials, glass, matting, and mounting. The gallery also brings in guest speakers for the Bring Your Own Chair lecture series, whose dates are published on the gallery’s website. The gallery is located at 500 Northwood Road in West Palm Beach.

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Pamela Acheson Myers, Takes Award at “Art of Association”

Pamela Acheson Myers is an emerging artist with a growing list of galleries and juried exhibits showing her artwork.  While her abstract landscapes and seascapes  offer the viewer much to enjoy, the depth of her artistic abilities will excite you. Her abstract paintings are celebrations of color, imagined floating hibiscus blossoms have lives of their own, and her drawings of birds offer a super sense of realism.   As we go to publication, Pamela just notified us of her work’s acceptance to The Artists’ Challenge at the Plaza Theater in Manalapan!  The Rickie Report shares some highlights of Pamela’s dramatic creativity and the venues where you can see her work.

 

 

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Award Winning "Lake Tahoe at Dusk" by Pamela Acheson Meyers

Award Winning “Dusk Comes to Lake Tahoe” by Pamela Acheson Myers

 

 

 

Pamela Acheson Myers’s dramatic abstract paintings plus her abstract landscapes and seascapes can be seen at the Liman Gallery (Palm Beach), OSGS gallery (Northwood) and at the Lighthouse ArtCenter “Art of Association” Show (Tequesta).  Her entry there, “Dusk Comes to Lake Tahoe” took Third Place in the Oil/Acrylic Painting Category.  In addition, Pamela is part of the Armory Art Center’s Student Show and will be exhibiting in a group show, ” The Creative Process” at the East End Arts’ National Show ( Riverhead, NY.) which runs August through September. A full list appears later in this article.

 

"Jets Colors" by Pamela Acheson Myers

“Jets’ Colors” by Pamela Acheson Myers

 

 

Pamela paints mostly on linen and occasionally on canvas, using acrylic paints.  Her paintings are as large as 4 x 6 feet and as small as 5 x 7 inches.  She explains to The Rickie Report, “Intense color has thrilled me for as long as I can remember,  whether it appears in a spectacular sunset, or a wildly wallpapered room or a tropical bird’s brilliant rainbow of feathers.” 
"Bahama Sunrise" by Pamela Acheson Myers

“Bahama Sunrise” by Pamela Acheson Myers

She says, “Since my childhood, I have been fascinated with the reflections that transpire when any combination of land and sky and water meet and I attempt to capture this in my abstract landscapes.

My purely abstract paintings are a tribute to the  extraordinary nature of color.”

 

 

 

"Can't Get Enough Of You" by Pamela Acheson Myers

“Can’t Get Enough Of You” by Pamela Acheson Myers

A world traveler and author, Pamela states, “The multitude of colors and reflections in the outdoors dazzle me!  I have been painting these vistas and the reflections they create from places all over the world, from Newport to the Florida Keys, to Venice, Italy to the fjords of Chile.  For me, every view of the convergence of land, water and sky is a magic moment – a natural canvas of colors and reflections never seen before.  Some are dramatic, some wildly chaotic and others blissfully peaceful. Every one is unique.”
"Just Passing By" by Pamela Myers

“Just Passing By” by Pamela Acheson Myers

 

Her hibiscus series surprises, with brilliant blossoms becoming lively personalities in the night skies. Pamela’s bird portraits show exceeding details, as she continues to explore the depth of her range of artistry.

 

 

 

"A Bevy of Blue Hibiscus" by Pamela Acheson Myers

“A Bevy of Blue Hibiscus” by Pamela Acheson Myers

 

 

 

Current and Upcoming Exhibits :

 

  • Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue West Palm Beach, FL

2014 Student Summer Exhibition

             June 14-July 12

  • Lighthouse ArtCenter

373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469

             Art of Association 2014 Exhibit
             June 9-August 14
  • Plaza Theater

262 South Ocean Boulevard, Manalapan, FL

             Artists in Florida “Artists Challenge Exhibit”
            Broadway Series
            Opening Reception:  Thursday, July 17th  5-7 pm
            Exhibit runs through August 4th

 

  • East End Arts Gallery

133 East Main Street Riverhead, NY 11901

             East End Arts’ National Show
             The Creative Process
             August 8-September 24

  • American Airlines Admirals Lounge

Miami Airport   

           Embler Gallery      

            Current
  • Liman Gallery

139 N County Road Palm Beach, FL

            Current
 
  • OSGS  (Ortiz-Smykla |Gallery-Studio)

500 Northwood Road West Palm Beach FL33407

            Current
"Sharp Shinned Hawk" Drawing by Pamela Acheson Meyers

“Sharp Shinned Hawk” Drawing by Pamela Acheson Myers

Pamela graduated from Bennington College where she studied under Jules Olitski, Vincent Longo and David Smith. More recently she has studied with Harlan G. Hoffman and Miroslav Antic, both of West Palm Beach.  Her  photographs and articles have appeared in Caribbean Travel & Life and Travel & Leisure; she was an executive at a major publishing house, has written and designed numerous ads and marketing tools, and is the author and designer of over 20 books, the most recent being “A Year in PalmBeach: Life in an Alternate Universe”, published in 2012, which she co-wrote with her late husband Richard B. Myers.

"Young Summer Tanager" by Pamela Acheson Myers

“Young Summer Tanager” by Pamela Acheson Myers

Since May, 2013, the first year Pamela began submitting her work for juried exhibitions, she was accepted to:  Embler Gallery’s exhibit at the American Airlines Admirals Lounge  (Miami International Airport),  four exhibits at Art on Park including Featured Artist,  Scottsdale Biennale  (Award of Exceptional Merit), County Contemporary ( Cultural Council of Palm Beach County) and Art at the Airport ( Art in Public Spaces at Palm Beach International Airport), JF Gallery (Small Works Exhibit) and The Crafts Gallery collaboration with Artists in Florida Exhibit.  In addition, critiques of her work can be found in Embler Art Gallery, ArtSlant and other publications.

For more information about Pamela’s artwork, please visit:

http://www.circlesintime.com

 

For more information about her books please visit http://www.ayearinpalmbeach.com

or contact her at ttta1@att.net

 

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

OSGS Gallery Features Ilene Adams for BYOC Lecture

 OSGS Gallery is keeping the summer hopping and the arts alive with their BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) Lecture Series. OSGS Works of Art and Custom Framing (Ortiz-Smykla | Gallery-Studio) is located in the heart of Northwood Village.  Their free lectures take place in conjunction with the free Northwood Village ArtWalk Gallery Tours on the 2nd Saturday of every month, the first lecture beginning Saturday, July 12 with Ilene Gruber Adams.  She will be speaking about  her work and her involvement in the local arts community.  Who says there isn’t anything going on in West Palm Beach in the summer?  The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 

 

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

You’re invited

 

  BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair)

 Lecture Series

 7 pm

 

 

Meet Ilene Adams

Painter and Photographer

Ortiz-Smykla | Gallery-Studio

500 Northwood  Village  West Palm Beach, FL

Corner of Spruce and Northwood Road

 

 

"On The Road" by Ilene Adams

“On The Road” by Ilene Adams

 

 

During the Summer Lecture Series, each speaker will share their passion for the arts and their identity as an artist.  You will discover how each began their incredible artistic journey, their background, techniques, mentors, what drives and/or motivates them and where they see their work taking them into the future.  If you have not attended one of our lectures prior to now you are in for a fabulous treat and will, at the same time, learn something new in the process.

 

 

 

 

"Perpective" by Ilene Adams

“Perspective” by Ilene Adams

 

You do not have to be signed up for the Free ArtWalk tour to attend the Free Lecture.  Although it is encouraged to not miss out on the Free VIP Guided Tour through the many art spaces in Northwood Village.  If you wish to take the tour, please sign-up at http://www.northwoodartwalk.com/  The Lectures will begin at the end of the first ArtWalk tour, around 7pm.    There are many fabulous restaurants in the area with many of them offering live music, so plan to have a bite to eat or enjoy a glass of wine before or after the lecture.

 

"Remember Me l" by Ilene Adams

“Remember Me l” by Ilene Adams

 

 

Ilene Adams has over 25 years professional experience in various businesses in the art field.  She studied graphic design at Tyler School of Art, Temple University and then continued on to study printmaking and fine art at Tyler School of Art in Rome.  After completing college, Ilene worked in New York City in advertising, illustration and fabric design. She has continued studying many art disciplines throughout her career at schools such as Harvard, The School of Visual Arts and faux finishing schools. 

 

 

 

"Pretty Junk" by Ilene Adams

“Pretty Junk” by Ilene Adams

After working in the corporate world as owner/CEO of a national broadcast marketing company, Ilene  turned her attention back to design and has been creating wonderful, warm environments for homes and businesses from New York to Miami.  Ilene has been featured in many design magazines in the New York metropolitan area and the Palm Beaches, as well as winning several awards for her art. 

 

"Remember Me ll" by Ilene Adams

“Remember Me ll” by Ilene Adams

 

 Ilene’ s involvement in the community’s art scene has made quite an impact.  She has served as a member of organization boards, including  Wellington Art Society, Artists of Palm Beach County, the Cultural Affairs Committee for West Palm Beach and has been an active leader in Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach.

 

Currently, Ilene has a marketing and graphic design business, The Marketing Works, that caters to businesses, non-profits and artists.  When time permits, Ilene works on her paintings and photographs and shows her work in galleries and exhibitions,  winning several awards for her art.  Ilene’s work can be found at www.ileneadamsinc.com and www.ileneadamsfineart.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this program or other exhibits at OSGS please contact:

Evelyn Ortiz-Smykla/Jonathan Ortiz-Smykla, OSGS Gallery 561-833-2223; OSGSArt@hotmail.com

 

Art runs in the veins of gallery curators Evelyn and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla. OSGS, is the embodiment of their love of art, and for sharing the work of talented artists. On any given day, a visit to their gallery sends guests crossing paths with a variety of works in many mediums that include modern-art paintings, sculptures, and home wares. The team also does their own creating inside the studio: custom framing is available with a large number of options for materials, glass, matting, and mounting. The gallery also brings in guest speakers for the Bring Your Own Chair lecture series, whose dates are published on the gallery’s website. The gallery is located at 500 Northwood Road in West Palm Beach.

 

 

For more information about OSGS:  Visit our website for more information about the gallery visit: http://www.osgsart.com/

    Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla     OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio  p: 561-833-2223 OSGSart@hotmail.com      www.OSGSart.com

       https://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

 

 

Wanee Festival 2014 (Allman Brothers Band), Florida Arts Association and Northwood Village Art Walk Feature Jonathon Ortiz Smykla’s Art

What do the acclaimed Wanee Festival 2014, Allman Brothers Band, Florida Arts Association, Boynton Beach Art District and Northwood Village Art Walk all have in common?  The artwork of Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla!  Otherwise recognized as a gallery owner of OSGS in Northwood,  Jonathon’s own artwork will be featured in three separate venues this month.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details here in chronological order.

 

 

 

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Artist

 

 Wanee, 2014 

 

Wanee 2014 Festival T-Shirt Designed by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

Wanee 2014 Festival T-Shirt Designed by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

 

The Wanee Festival is hosted by the Allman Brothers Band and is celebrating it’s 10th Year! The Wanee festival includes a long list of nationally touring musicians in many genres of music, many who owe credit to the Allman Brothers for paving the way.  The future of Wanee remains cloudy due to the Allman Brothers finally calling it quits after 2014.  This comes after a successful 45 year run filled with some of the greatest rock improvisation the world has every known.  

 

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Jonathon tells The Rickie Report, “I’m honored to be a part of this historical time for the Allman Brothers and to be leaving my own personal mark on this event.  It’s also a great honor to have been chosen two years in a row as the designer for the festival t-shirt. It will be sold at the festival in a limited edition fashion”.

 

Visit the Wanee website for the lineup and information: http://www.waneefestival.com/

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 April 12th Flyer

 

 

The Northwood Art Walk – April 12th, starts at 6pm. This is a FREE Event and easy sign-up at www.NorthwoodArtWalk.com.    Highlights include Lot 23 introduction and a look into their brand new Studio space on Northwood Rd.

 

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To satisfy thirst and hunger The Art Walk is featuring Table 427. **20% off your entire bill if you reserve for a party of 6 or more by mentioning you are on the Art Walk tour, for dinner that same evening.  Table 427 will have live entertainment and will be serving the finest International Cuisine by Chef Roberto who is widely recognized for his cooking skills.

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Jonathan Ortiz Solo Exhibition

 

Florida Arts Association

Presents    “Local Spotlights”

The Artwork of Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Urban Scrawl”

 

Public Reception

Thursday, April 17th

7-10 pm

 

Activista Artista Gallery

 

 

422 W.Industrial Avenue        Boynton Beach,FL

(located just West of I-95 as you exit the Boynton Beach Blvd. Exit off of I-95.  Take your first right onto West Industrial Ave.)

 

 

 

“Local Spotlights,” created by Rolando Chang Barrero, is a program of Florida Arts Association (not-for-profit organization) to facilitate Florida Artists in all disciplines a venue to showcase their talent and creativity.

 
"$$$" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“$$$” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

“Urban Scrawl “,  a SOLO  exhibition, featuring paintings and small work collage/assemblage pieces by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla at the Boynton Beach Arts District’s ActivistArtistA Gallery.

"Dinner Hype" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Dinner Hype” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

“Urban Scrawl” will represent abstract paintings created through layers of texture, color and spatial relationships.  The newest works on exhibit have been created through assemblage that relate to pop culture, history and the vernacular language of both rural and urban cultures.
Mixed Media on Canvas by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

Mixed Media on Canvas by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

Jonathon explains, “The paintings span 4 years and are mostly abstract with awareness to layers of texture and color.  The $$$ piece was a bit more of a turning point from the abstract work as I began to focus on more pop art and cultural based work, as seen with my 2014 small works collage series.  I hope that the exhibit at ActivistaArtistA Gallery/Studio will be seen as a range of work that has grown with my experimental pursuits.  By experimental I mean that the mixture of mediums I work with does not pinpoint to just one technique or style at this stage of my creativity.  As a relatively new, full-time artist I’m still learning a lot from the art world in general.”

 

"Love, It's What's For Dinner" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Love, It’s What’s For Dinner” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

 

” My education was not art history based, nor was it through an Art school.  My path led through the School of Architecture, Design and Construction at Auburn University where I gained my Masters in Landscape Architecture, which is where my professional work developed over the past 13 years.  Only as of recent has my true passion for art resurfaced and provided me the excitement to pursue many more artistic endeavors.  It’s a true delight to be awarded opportunities to grow as an artist and to gain exposure for work that I have such passion for”, he goes on to share.

"The Skin U R In" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“The Skin U R In” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

For more information about this exhibit, please contact ActivistArtistA Gallery/Studio located at  422 West Industrial Ave. in Boynton Beach, FL 33426  or call  (786)521-1199  Rolando Chang Barrero  rolandobarrero@me.com    or visit www.activistartista.blogspot.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

"Ozone" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Ozone” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

To get a broad view of Jonathon’s art in general, please visit www.LuckyBandanaDesign.com.  There you will find a range of work from paintings to graphic design to rock posters to photography.  For more information contact Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla    OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio   p: 561-833-2223    e: OSGSart@hotmail.com    www.OSGSart.com    Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

 

 

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OSGS Celebrates 1st Anniversary with Public Reception

It’s time to celebrate the 1st anniversary of OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery Studio! For this special milestone, The Rickie Report takes a close look at what makes this gallery such a beacon for art buyers, art lovers and artists alike. In this article we celebrate the artists and the initiatives of owners Evelyn and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla.  Stop by during their Open House! Details and interview are here.

 

 

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OSGS

 

Ortiz Smykla Gallery Studio

 

Invites You to Celebrate

Friday, March 28th   6-9 pm

500 Northwood Road   W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

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Currently on exhibit at OSGS are: Ilene Adams, Dianne Bernstein, Claudia Bloch, Sheree Blum, Marie-Claude Desorcy, Gail Erickson, Luke Gardner, Jeff Green, Henri Louis Hirschfeld, Irene Jalowayski, Helen Kagan, Robin Kimball, Ian Levinson, Lew Mayer, Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Molly Potter, John Rachell, Jim Rigg, Tim Rivers, Julie Roberts, Elayna Toby Singer, Ebba TinWin and Steve Wallace.

 

 

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TRR:   As OSGS celebrates its first anniversary opening in Northwood, can you take us through the process from your initial thoughts to actually opening?

Evelyn:

 

It comes as a surprise to both Jonathon and me that the year has sped by so quickly.  It seems like only yesterday we were contemplating the thought of a gallery and working together on the project.  Where to begin, cost, location, and business plan were all questions we posed to each other and our spouses.  This was, after all, a family affair and one that would impact us all.  Evelyn just hit retirement and Jonathon was at a crossroads with his professional outlook.  This new venture seemed to fit our paths.

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Months prior to my retirement from the 11th Circuit US Court of Appeals kept me very busy with the idea of a gallery.  With a masters degree in Library Science specializing in archives and conservation, I had already worked in a business library as well as corporate, special and university libraries.  I had researched the venture we would be undertaking and knew that selling art would not be easy.

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We both knew that we had something special to contribute to the world of art.  Jonathon holds the masters degree in landscape architecture from Auburn and worked with firms in Montgomery, Atlanta and West Palm Beach.  He also created his own art (painting, rock posters, screen printing and photography), exhibited in several galleries, and accepted commissions (his art even appears on race cars!).   Before becoming a librarian I earned my undergraduate degree in art history from the University of Alabama.  I painted and created fiber arts.  My knowledge of modern art is so extensive that years ago on a visit to the Birmingham Museum of Art I even discovered that one of Rauschenberg’s works was hung the wrong way!

 

 

 

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Showing no fear and only enthusiasm we set forth the task of doing our research on what it takes to run a gallery in today’s market.  With tenacity, love of art, empathy, and courage mixed with fearless wonder we did our leg work.  We read such books as Making It in the Art World: New Approaches to Galleries, Shows, and Raising Money, by Brainard Carey.  We did our literature research by reading articles, looking at multiple business plans and contacting SCORE here in West Palm Beach.  We trained with a custom framer and attended workshops to learn and hone our skills in custom framing.  We visited several different locations, in particular, those that Jonathon felt had the most potential for creative arts and growth.  We joined the Chamber of Commerce and took advantage of the many workshops and lectures as well as opportunities for networking.

 

Dinner Set, handmade glass

 

Still, art is a hard sell, and takes a lot of creativity and working in tandem with artists and the art community.  So while we located our current location and went about the business of renovating the space, Jonathon went to work on our web page and social media.  I took on the arduous task of getting licenses, security, insurance and tax needs necessary to run a business, as well as teaching myself how to operate an online bookkeeping system.  We did our homework and researched different operating contracts for exhibiting artists before deciding on what we felt would be beneficial to both the artist and us.

 

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Art is not only a ‘hard sell’ but we opened our doors when the economy was (and is still is) suffering from the economic downturn.  The business model we developed has worked for us so far.  We are still a ‘new’ business and it will definitely take more time to establish our roots, but we are on the right path.

 

We started our space with an empty shell that needed a lot of work.  After making a number of renovations and improvements, we designed many floorplans before deciding on a one that worked best for our spatial experience.  Our end result matched our vision within the walls we had.

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Eventually we got to a point where we needed to send out ‘calls to artists’  that may want to exhibit with us.  We have been very fortunate in having talented artists approach us and allow us to exhibit incredibly excellent diverse art.

 

The Rickie Report was crucial in shining a light on our new venture with artists across the Palm Beaches.  That was really an early cornerstone of our success.  Without The Rickie Report we would not have been able to bring talented artists into our gallery in such a short period of time. Those artists provided a lot of feedback and insight that we took seriously and used to help build our vision as well.

 

 

"Irish Beauty" by Diane Bernstein

 

TRR:  How have you integrated into the community?

Jonathon:

The idea of giving back to others is not new to us because we are suddenly business owners.  Our family has always given back in many different ways.  The online art auction we sponsored in February with all proceeds benefitting Place of Hope is a recent example.  Our artists supported us and donated beautiful pieces to the auction.

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Last summer we initiated Bring Your Own Chair Lecture Series (BYOC).  This initiative offers free lectures by our exhibiting artists to the community in order to learn more about art, different mediums/techniques, and what it takes to create, experiment, and have fun with art, either through educational training or self training.  Through BYOC we’ve made art more approachable and not so far fetched to the community.

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ArtSynery was another way we integrated into the community in our first year of business.  Aside from our individual artists and exhibitions, ArtSynergy allowed us to reach beyond the Northwood Village corridor.  We cannot put into words how exciting it was for us to have been a direct part of ArtPalmBeach. That our gallery and our exhibited artists were awarded a prestigious opportunity to exhibit in that art fair!  That was followed by seeing more of our artists represented in the American International Fine Art Fair.

 

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We worked very hard with the other gallery owners in Northwood to reach new goals and to establish Northwood as an art destination for West Palm Beach.   We helped establish the Second Saturday Art Walks as well as our own gallery exhibitions.  Essentially we’re not just juggling our own business affairs but also helping to see that Northwood turns the corner and becomes something better as well.

 

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TRR:  What are the most important things we should know about OSGS?

 

 

  • We are here to share the experience of beauty, creativity and wonder.
  • We hope to bring joy and pride to the community.
  • We are neighbors and friends to all that enter or pass our doors.
  • We want OSGS to be a venue where artists can exhibit their works to further their exposure.
  • We want the community to know that we Custom Frame for the Public!!!  Yes, this is a priority for us as a business because it brings in critical funding for OSGS to stay afloat.  Persons have come in for framing and walked out with art from our gallery.
  • We work hard to find new ways to bring exposure to both OSGS and Northwood Village.  We are a young business and we are trying new things, most of them for the first time.
  • We encourage any artist looking for gallery representation to contact us.  We consider every artist that approaches us.

 

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TRR: What are your goals for the coming year?

 

  •  Slow and steady is our mantra.  We know baby steps is the best way to move forward.
  •  We would like to offer more receptions, continue with our BYOC summer lecture series, continue to offer our assistance to non-profits, and expand our framing business.
  •  We want to continue to work on our gallery and be proud of what we have accomplished together as a team.  
  • We want to connect art with other businesses in Northwood.  Merging food, art, fashion and the like will be the best way to ensure positive growth — make each and every day the best day to shop and dine Northwood.

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TRR:  Is there anything else you want to share with our readers?

 

We come from a long line of service providers, dream makers, and putting others first, so keep an eye on us.

Something to keep an eye on – Our Website!  We are currently revamping our website and hope to launch the new version OSGS 2.0 within the next few weeks!  It will include all you need to know about OSGS and our exhibiting artists but we will also be offering purchasing options on all items currently on exhibit through the website.  www.OSGSart.com

 

 

As always, ‘Like’ us on Facebook and follow each and every step as we grow well into the future.  Stay up-to-date with all of OSGS events.
…And We Custom Frame for the Public!!

We are always looking for artists seeking representation.  Please email us if you are interested.  We have options for exhibition space and reception opportunities.

 

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

OSGS Hosts Holiday Reception, Featuring Glass Artist, Irene Jalowayski

The Rickie Report has watched as people fall  in love with Irene Jalowayski’s glass art.  A relatively emerging artist, she is being featured at an open reception at OSGS in Northwood.  Irene takes her fused glass pieces and creates truly one-of-a-kind affordable jewelry, sushi dishes, menorahs, and a variety of Christmas serving pieces.  Stop by on November 22nd and then plan a nice dinner at one of the dining spots in the Northwood neighborhood!  More details are in this article.

 

 

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Evelyn and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla invite everyone to their Holiday Reception on Friday, November 22nd  from 6 – 9 pm.  Ortiz-Smykla |Gallery Studio is located at 500 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach, FL.  The Northwood neighborhood offers a wide variety of dining options for those who want to have dinner after the reception.  This reception will feature the glass art pieces created by Irene Jalowayski.

 

 

"Sailboats"

“Sailboats”

Irene Jalowayski  has always been an art lover and collector.  She began taking fused art glass classes six years ago.  

 

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Bracelet with Round Silver Wave and Dichroic Glass Cabachon

 

 

She has studied with Sidney Escowitz and taken classes at McMow Art Glass Center and at Art Glass Environments.  Irene now has her own studio and her hobby has become her passion.  

 

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“Lady in Red”

Irene was a featured, emerging artist at ArtiGras, 2013.   Working with glass has allowed her to express her creativity and love for color, shape and form. 

 

Christmas Tree Bowl

Christmas Tree Bowl

 

Irene gets lost in her work and experiences a thrill every time she opens the kiln.

 

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“Green Face”

Irene’s fused art glass pieces are full of color with lots of dichroic glass mixed with beautiful bright backgrounds.  Each piece is finished with a frame or stand, making it ready to show.

 

Red and Black Bowl

Red and Black Bowl

 

Some are sculptural and some functional objects for the home including large and small bowls, dishes, platters, salt and pepper shakers, olive oil bottles, sushi dishes and serving utensils.

 

"Faucet Table"

“Faucet Table”

 

Irene creates small accent tables with vintage or antique bases and art glass tops.

"Star Menorah"

“Star Menorah”

Irene also has Judaic pieces which include Shabbat sets, candlesticks, menorahs and mezuzahs.

 

Matzah Plate

Matzah Plate

 

Functional items include bowls, dishes, platters and many other fun pieces to showcase in your home.

 

"Shabbat Set"

“Shabbat Set”

 

Irene’s hand-made glass pieces make wonderful gifts.

 

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Candle Holders

 

For more information about OSGS:  Visit our website for more information about us:  http://www.osgsart.com/    Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla     OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio  p: 561-833-2223 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

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

“Red Diamonds Grey Gold” Tells of Juan Plaza’s Experiences of the Gold Rush in the Amazon rainforest

The Rickie Report has written about Juan Plaza’s extraordinary artistry as “Dr. Wiggls”.  Now we share his experiences as a young surveyor in the gold and diamond open-pit mines in the Amazon Rainforest.  From early reviews, “Red Diamonds, Grey Gold” is about Juan’s adventures as well as a stark reminder of what gold mining with mercury pollution is doing to one of the last pristine environments on the planet.  OSGS, where Juan exhibits and sells his pointillist drawings, is hosting a Public Reception/ Lecture on Saturday, November 16th.  Juan will be selling his book at this Book Release at a discount and will also be signing his book!  Details are in this article.

 

 

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Ortiz-Smykla | Gallery Studio

 

Presents

 

Juan Plaza

 

Public Reception/Book Release

 

“Red Diamonds, Grey  Gold”

 

Saturday, November 16th

4 – 6 pm

500 Northwood Road   W. Palm Beach, FL

 

Overview

Juan the Surveyor is a chronological narration of Juan B. Plaza’s adventures as a young surveyor in a gold and diamond open pit mine in the Amazon rainforest during the area gold rush of the early 80’s.

 

Book Context

The events take place in an area where the government of Venezuela was offering mining concessions to companies and/or individuals interested in exploring and exploiting gold and diamond concerns in the undeveloped southern portion of the country. Geologically speaking gold and diamonds have a very similar weight and in alluvium conditions tend to deposit in close proximity. This is why the purpose of mining in this area is to extract both minerals at the same time.

 

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This region of the Amazon is inhabited mainly by the Pemon Indians, but in this particular sub-region some Yanomami men and women have established themselves attracted by the mining activity. Juan was assigned two members of the tribe as his guides, companions, translators and eventually invaluable teachers in the ways of the jungle.

 

 

“As it happened, one of my formal teachers at the university was tired of teaching and urban life and had decided to apply for one of these available concessions and therefore needed a surveyor to complete the legal delimitation. In a matter of weeks I was squarely in the middle of nowhere, confronted with a completely different world; a world of unlimited possibilities and countless dangers. My then recently acquired engineering knowledge and skills were quickly put to the test in an area where building materials and skilled labor were easily accessible but radically different from those I learned in college. Using only what was available in the jungle, my Yanomami assistants and I combined our knowledge and skills to design and build contraptions needed to carry out our work”, Juan shares.

 

Juan B. Plaza at the Mine Site

Juan B. Plaza at the Mine Site

 

The cover of National Geographic Magazine issue of August, 2003 is dedicated to the Hidden Tribes of the Amazon. For months, Juan lived with one of the largest tribes, the Yanomami while performing his surveying work, geological exploration and sampling.  More than once the Yanomami saved his life and once he was able to return the favor!

 

 

Juan tells us, “This book is about my adventures in a hostile environment, at 100% humidity for weeks on end; surrounded by unimaginable wealth, reflected in the thousands of raw diamonds and the pounds of gold that I was exposed to during my tenure in the mining areas.” (See Chapter 3, Gomes and the Concept of Honesty)

 

 

This book is also about the rudimentary techniques that miners are still using in this once pristine environment and how these techniques are not only polluting the Amazon but how they are slowly poisoning the Yanomami, the Pemones and the miners themselves.

 

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Toribio Diver

Juan explains, “The techniques involving mercury used in the early 80’s have been “upgraded” by fly-by-night miners who are now using modern machinery to process even more quantities of material (sand) and therefore increasing exponentially the pollution. The current political climate in Venezuela has not helped the situation either. Confusion and corruption are contributing to less inspection and more informal mining than before.”

 

The situation is dire and a book raising awareness to this ever growing problem should be well received.

 

Early Reviews

 

Behind Plaza’s storyline you’re likely to find three traits merging into a compelling fusion:

 

 

First, you’ll run into the practical, resourceful and ingenious insights from his field engineering background. Then, a deep love and commitment toward the stewardship of earth’s environment; and lastly, the stimulating sense of adventure that has always been his trademark in life.

 

“Red Diamonds, Grey Gold” will transport you, with the realism of the true story it is, to the core of the day-to-day struggle of people forever adapting to the challenges of the unforgiving Amazon jungle, while at the same time facing the unscrupulous pillage and exploitation of this rich but vulnerable place.

 

Aviator, writer, explorer, astronomer, surfer, craftsman, photographer, cook, brewer, artist, child prodigy, and the list goes on. Juan Bautista Plaza has, since his youngest years, been receiving the admiring attention of world renowned intellectuals, astronauts, historians, billionaires, craftsmen, musicians, among many others in his multi-faceted life.  Juan has been called more than once a “21st Century Renaissance man”, by people who, like me, have had the luck of sharing in his always inspiring life.

Pablo K. Ramos, British Petroleum, Houston 2013

 

 

“Red Diamonds, Grey Gold” is a book about the adventures of a young surveyor in the Amazon rainforest of Venezuela but it is also a stark reminder of what gold mining with mercury pollution is doing to one of the last pristine environments on the planet.

 

Unfortunately since Juan was at the Amazon in the early 80s the situation has deteriorated significantly in this region, particularly due to rampant illegal mining, but also through the industrialization of what was then a rudimentary and artisanal process.

 

Today hundreds of professional grade barges continually pollute the rivers at an alarming rate under the apathetical eye of the authorities. Not only is mercury pollution an issue of great concern, but habitat destruction and excessively high water turbidity are a serious threat to the local ecology and the livelihood of indigenous people “.

 

Dr. Rudolf Jaffe,  George Barley Professor of Environmental Chemistry, Florida International University

 

 

Although his friends knew-and enjoyed- the extraordinary abilities of Juan Bautista Plaza as an artist, cook, craft and aircraft pilot, what we have discovered later is his second-to-none skills in the art of written narrative. In this first work, Juan Bautista delights us with his true stories in the inhospitable and savage Venezuelan Amazon, an exotic land whose everyday life is full of characters and situations that seem to emerge from a novel by García Márquez  “2.0.”. A fascinating read!

 Juan F Misle,  NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC)

 

 

 

For more information contact Juan at: juan.plaza@doctorwiggls.com   or http://www.behance.net/juanbplaza

 

 

Visit our website for more information about us:  http://www.osgsart.com/
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

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Next Guided Art Walk in Northwood? We’ll Go Again!

The Rickie Report staff attended the premier of Northwood’s Art Walk a few weeks ago. The next Art Walk is Saturday November 9 at 6 PM. Why pay $15. 00 to walk through galleries that are already open to the public?  The Northwood Art Walk is much more than just a “gallery walk”!  Tour guides bring Art Walk attendees through the neighborhhod.  The galleries have special exhibits, artists speaking about their work, refreshments plus special sales. Let’s not forget the goody bags (this is better than Halloween)!    There are coupons for free glasses of wine, discounts at restaurants, special offers from artists and samples of food and baked goods.  It was so enjoyable, we all agreed that we will go again!  More details about the Northwood Art Walk  are in this article.  Group size is limited. RSVP so you don’t get shut out!


Tickets for the guided tour are $15 per person. To purchase tickets, use Artwalk’s secure PayPal service on their website: www.northwoodartwalk.com

Tickets are only for sale on the website. Space is limited to 16 people.  Attendants of the guided tour will participate in lectures and demonstrations and will be offered specials at our local restaurants, boutiques and more.

 

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First Historic Northwood Village Art Walk

Big Hit!

 

Wall Hanging at CCE

Wall Hanging at CCE

A group of art-loving people gathered at the Center for Creative Education in Historic Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, Florida for the first Historic Northwood Village Art Walk.

Sculpture Garden at Arthouse 429

Sculpture Garden at Arthouse 429

 

The Center for Creative Education uses the arts to enrich and transform a child’s educational experience. Painting, music and dance are used to increase mastery of literacy, math and science.  It’s creative and it works!  CCE is looking for children and adults to take classes in this renovated building which used to house an indoor roller skating rink.

 

Bruce Helander explaining how he designed new mural across the street

William Halliday showing small version of mural across the street from Arthouse 429

The guided tour focused on the exhibited art within a number of galleries.

 

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Mural Unveiling

 

 

All of the groups were present at the unveiling of the art fence mural from artist and gallery owner William Halliday.

Christopher Gatelock's Imagine Studios.  He is now hand embellishing some of his already amazing photography.

Christopher Gatelock’s Imagine Studios. He is now hand embellishing some of his already amazing photography.

 

They proceeded to a lecture at Christopher Gatelock’s “Imagine Studios and Art Gallery”. Christopher Gatelock spoke about how he converts his landscape, industrial and portrait photographs into his own special imaginary style. 

Jonathon Ortiz Smykla speaks about OSGS Gallery, celebrating its first anniversary in Northwood.

Jonathon Ortiz Smykla speaks about OSGS Gallery, celebrating its first anniversary in Northwood.

Eveyln and Jonathon, of OSGS spoek about some of the coomunity based artists whose work they show.  They also offer custom framing and offer discounts.

 

The four tour guides had their hands full with more than 60 people signed up for the guided tour.

 

A small area of Hennevelt' Gallery

A small area of Hennevelt’ Gallery

 

The tour guides, coordinated by Amy Weeks, started with a short intro on the history of Historic Northwood Village.  Freddy and Nicky Henenvelt’s Gallery offers a wide variety of art mediums.  They also have comic book  and drawing classes.

 

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Our guide took the group into the heart of the vibrant art district.

 

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Artist, Anthony Burks speaks about the art scene at Harold’s Coffee Shop

The aroma from Harold’s Coffee brings you inside.  After you order, walk around outside and take in the wall art!  Sit at a cafe table and relax…

 

Karen Campbell at Northwood Glass Art and Gifts

Karen Campbell at Northwood Glass Art and Gifts

 

Karen Campbell, at Northwood Glass Art and Gifts, shows us some of her own glass creations.  She also offers classes in ceramics, fused glass and mosaics.

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Suzanne Connors gallery space was still under construction, but she welcomed everyone and looks forward to being part of Northwood’s creative energy!

 

Jaboo Gallery artist and owner, Javier

Jabo Gallery artist and owner, Javier

 

 

We look forward to Paul Klov’s Bohemia AG to open soon.  Who can resist art and gelato?   Thanks to Creme de la Creme Bakery for yummy baked goods and all of the merchants for discount coupons! 

 

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Gallery 418

 

 

Gallery 418 offers signed art pieces by notable artist as well as designer sculpture and Old Masters.  There is new artwork arriving weekly!     After the Art Walk the new restaurant Garage VV offered an after party with free drinks and a DJ.

“Art X”

 

After a lot of preparations, “ArtX” , a collaboration of 11 galleries, is proud to announce the Second Saturday HistoricNorthwood Village ArtWalk.   You can sign up online at www.NorthwoodArtWalk.com.  Private group tours can be arranged by calling 561.506.4108.

ArtX presents the Historical Northwood Art Walk. ArtX is the collaboration of Galleries located in West Palm Beach’s Art District, Northwood Village. The Historic Northwood Art Walk will feature Art Galleries in Northwood Village Events with guided tours & more.

 

The Art Walk is an opportunity to see the latest in art trends and each visit is sure to offer something different and something for everyone. While you sip a taste of wine en enjoy appetizers our artists will present live demonstrations and lectures on art related topics and more. You can explore the artistic side of Historic Northwood Village by taking our guided tour or just stroll through the Village and discover the Art Walk on your own.

 


Tickets for the guided tour are $15 per person. To purchase tickets, use our secure PayPal service on our website: www.northwoodartwalk.com Tickets only for sale on the website. Space is limited to 16 people.  Attendants of the guided tour will participate in lectures and demonstrations and will be offered specials at our local restaurants, boutiques and more.

Premier Art Walk Participants:

  • CCE Building
  •  Arthouse 429
  • Bohemia AG
  • Christopher Gatelock Photoart
  • Gallery 418
  • Harold’s Coffee Lounge Art
  • Hennevelt’s Gallery
  • Northwood Glass Art and Gifts
  • OSGS
  • Suzanne Connors Fine Art Gallery
  • The Garage VV
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

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

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

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OSGS

Ortiz-Smykla Gallery | Studio

Public Reception

Meet the Artist: Luke Gardner

Friday, September 6th

6:30 – 8:00 pm

 

500 Northwood Road

West Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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