Transitions In Northwood Village: Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla Takes New Role As Gallery And Events Manager At Center For Creative Education And Closes OSGS Gallery

The Rickie Report brings you the unfolding story of transition and change in Northwood Village’s Art Scene. Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla takes on a new role as Gallery and Events Manager at Center for Creative Education (CCE, Northwood Village) while Evelyn O. Smykla will be continuing the current exhibition at OSGS Gallery (Northwood Village) until October 31st. Currently OSGS is exhibiting 17 Artists from within and around Palm Beach County.  OSGS became a driving force along with the galleries in the Village to start and continue a free ArtWalk open to the public the 2nd Saturday of every month and supported the community and other merchants by being an active participant in the monthly Art Promenades and Friday Night Strolls through their tenure.  The Rickie Report shares the details and the sentiments of everyone involved:  This continues to be a journey of sharing art  and artists with the community.  Change can bring new opportunities! Kudos to Jonathon and Eveyln!

 

 

 

 

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IN THE BEGINNING…

 

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Grand Opening of OSGS

 

 

 

As of October 31 (yes, Halloween) OSGS (Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio) Works of Art and Custom Framing located in Northwood Village will be closing its doors. We have had quite an incredible run and have been witness to some wonderful artists and art. In the short time we have been open to exhibiting works of art and offering framing we have exhibited and represented over 50 artists and numerous works of art. OSGS has hosted receptions for both established and emerging artists. We have hosted a Virtual Auction for The Place of Hope and through the Collaborations and Mixed Media Event last year we supported the Center for Creative Education and their goal to educate children through the arts.

 

 

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It’s a move that unknowingly began in March, 2015, as Jonathon (OSGS Gallery) produced ‘Collaborations and Mixed Mediums’ the charitable fine art exhibition at Center for Creative Education (CCE). That group exhibition was a huge success and now the CCE has extended a full-time position to Jonathon as Gallery and Events Manager to build a thriving events calendar in and around the CCE’s Marjorie S. Fisher Gallery at Center for Creative Education. 

 

 

 

 

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Jonathon says, “We became a driving force along with the galleries in the Village to start and continue a free ArtWalk open to the public the 2nd Saturday of every month and supported the community and other merchants by being an active participant in the monthly Art Promenades and Friday Night Strolls through their tenure”.

 

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Jonathon and Evelyn

 

“Thank you goes to all of the artists who so graciously agreed to exhibit with us, the merchants of Northwood Village, Ilene Adams for her marketing expertise and, it goes without saying, Rickie and Jeff Leiter of the Rickie Report”.

 

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“We are not going away, simply moving upward and in new directions. Jonathon can be found at The Center for Creative Education (Northwood Village) as their new Gallery and Events Manager (Marjorie S. Fisher Gallery) beginning October 1 and I (Evelyn) will be going into my second retirement and choosing to use my talents volunteering as needed in the arts community and as needs arise in my own backyard in Palm Beach Gardens/Jupiter/Juno areas”.

 

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Marjorie S. Fisher Gallery and Exhibition Space

 

 

 

Jonathon is creating an active exhibition schedule for the Marjorie S. Fisher Gallery at Center for Creative Education. These exhibits will look to include local artists, national artists and programming that will benefit the mission of CCE and the local arts community. Open calls to artists will arise and Jonathon is hoping to reconnect with many of the artists OSGS represented and new faces to create successful exhibitions.

 

 

You can find out much more about CCE on their website at www.cceflorida.org. Jonathon can be reached at JonathonO@cceflorida.org.

 

 

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

 

 

 

Website: http://www.cceflorida.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cce.florida?ref=hl
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cceflorida

 

 

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

 

Del Foxton, International Eco-Artist, Exhibits in Palm Beach County

Learn about “green art” from an expert!  Del Foxton has just returned from her Bahama Studio to share some of her newest artwork.  Del is a contemporary Eco Artist whose artistry in Handmade Paper began with her belief that “if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem”. When taking garbage to the local dump, she saw an opportunity to turn paper and garden castoffs into artistic creations. Canadian by birth and Bahamian by choice, Del’s colorful and inventive artwork is on display in a few local galleries in Southeast Florida. The Rickie Report shares the information and gives you a preview and dates of her upcoming Shows at The Arts Arena (Delray Beach), Artisans On The Ave (Lake Worth) and OSGS (Northwood Village, W.Palm Beach). Here are some sneak peeks, but you REALLY have to see them in person!

 

 

 

 

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Open Public Receptions:

 

Artisans On The Ave:

Friday, October 2nd  6pm

The Arts Arena Gallery:

Friday, October 16  6pm

OSGS:

Gallery Hours (Closed Mondays) 

Gallery Phone: (561) 833-2223
Gallery email: OSGSart@hotmail.com

 

Del Foxton at Adagio Studio, Grand bahama Island

                        Del Foxton at Adagio Studio, Grand Bahama Island

 

 

Around 105 AD, the Chinese invented an amazing process to make paper. This invention changed history and Del Foxton’s life. Now more than 2000 years later, she follows a similar process to create her artistry. Her decorative artworks are contemporary pieces designed to beautify an existing space or to start a new room that will warm the heart and hearth. 
Del believes that many homes and offices, having already addressed environmental issues, may want to consider extending their plans to the artistry hanging on their walls.

 

"Serenity" by Del Foxton

                                      “Serenity” by Del Foxton

 

Del describes herself as a, “contemporary Eco artist. My artistry in Handmade Paper began with my belief in the saying that “if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem”. When having to take our garbage to the local dump, I saw an opportunity to turn our paper and garden castoffs into artistic creations.” In addition to Del finding her own recycled treasures, people are always dropping off leaves, plant clippings and other garden discards along with paper she can recycle.

 

 

 

 

"Butterfly" by Del Foxton

                       “Butterfly” by Del Foxton

 

 

 

Del has been doodling since childhood and began her handmade paper explosion ten years ago. Her bubbly personality compliments her outstanding, color-filled art pieces. Some of Del’s pieces are painted while others use the “au natural” pigments of her materials. Her corporate background with the Sara Lee Corporation gives her the teaching skills she employs during her demonstrations and workshops. Del is available to speak and demonstrate for local organizations.

 

 

"Take Flight" by Del Foxton

                                                          “Take Flight” by Del Foxton

 

 

 

 

 

 

Del tells The Rickie Report, “For me, reusing nature is the source for my artistic inspiration. I experiment with different local leaves, flowers, seaweed and their combinations, mixed with recycled paper, to see what interesting paper will result. Being able to create a unique work of art from nature’s resources stirs my creative juices. I feel fortunate to have entered into this broad field of handmade paper that for over 500 years was a closely guarded secret. I have found an art form that speaks to my soul.”

 

 

"Color Me Happy" by Del Foxton

                            “Color Me Happy” by Del Foxton

 

 

 

Del’s artistry can be found at The Arts Arena (Delray Beach), Artisans On The Ave. (Lake Worth) and OSGS (Northwood Village, West Palm Beach). She welcomes the opportunity to work with you to create special artworks that reflects your commitment to the environment. “I’ll be happy to create unique Eco friendly artworks just for you”, she tells us. Visit her website and you will see happy art patrons and their accolades for Del’s artistry.

 

 

 

 

"Cool" buy Del Foxton

                                   “Cool” buy Del Foxton

 

For more information please contact:

Del Foxton at delfoxton.com or email delfoxton@gmail.com

Please view Del’s artistry at:

Artisans On The Ave.

www.artisansontheave.com

630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL

or

The Arts Arena Gallery

www.theartsarenagallery.com

777 E. Atlantic Ave.   Delray Beach,FL

or

OSGS

www.osgsart.com

500 Northwood Road    W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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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

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:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Barry Friedman Now Showing At Two Local Galleries

Emerging artist, Barry Friedman, is now showing his artistry at two galleries!  His unique art, created with plaster and paint, makes a statement but not only on walls! This Delray-based artist’s work makes terrific table tops which can be imagined for a client’s specific decor.  Use one of Friedman’s pieces within a lit buffet cabinet or add your own seashells to a coffee table top!  The Rickie Report shares some photos, but having seen these, knows it is best to see them in person.  

 

 

BARRY FRIEDMAN:

Imaginative Texture and Color

Artisans On The Ave is having a special opening for Father’s Day, on June 19  6-9 pm

 Barry will be one of the featured artists. It is open to the public.

 

Artisans On The Ave

630 Lake Avenue    Lake Worth

www.artisansontheave.com

OSGS Gallery

 500 Northwood Road   West Palm Beach

www.osgsart.com

 

"Multi-Tex" by Barry Friedman

“Multi-Tex” by Barry Friedman

 

Barry Friedman is new to the local art scene, or for that matter, pretty new to art! But that is not stopping him from creating and showing his work. Barry’s favorite memories of childhood are the times when he was creating sculptures from nails and scrap pieces of wood. At the time, he didn’t consider it sculpture or even art and had no idea where it would lead, but he knew he loved doing it.

 

 

Mirror by Barry Friedman

Mirror by Barry Friedman

 

Now many years later, Berry’s works have become more complex and are no longer made of scraps but the same attitude of fun and creativity remains when creating art and is evident in every piece.  Barry started out in the garment industry in New York, working with his father.  While there, he studied at The Fashion Institute of Technology and found himself drawn to creating designs that incorporated innovative blends of color incorporated with unique and novel textures.

 

 

"Ocean Table" by Barry Friedman

“Ocean Table” by Barry Friedman

Add your sea shells or other found objects!

Barry also welcomes commissions and will create wall art or furniture to your specifications and colors.

 

 

 

Some years later, while working at Marvel Entertainment, he was mesmerized watching comic books and consumer packaging come to life utilizing various airbrush techniques.  He dabbled in some airbrush painting but his main focus was work and family.

 

 

 

Wall Art by Barry Friedman

Wall Art by Barry Friedman, Hanging at OSGS

 

After 20 plus years in the apparel field, Barry began working in the world of technology. While this challenged his creativity, it was completely different type of creative expression and he still missed expressing his vision of color and texture.  Barry began experimenting with various mediums in an effort to find the perfect vehicle to express that combination and discovered plaster in a most peculiar way.  When rollerblading, he fell and broke his wrist!  While watching the plaster being applied to his wrist, the answer to his creative quandary was suddenly very apparent!

 

"Ocean Waves" by Barry Friedman

“Ocean Waves” by Barry Friedman

 

This inspired him to use plaster and incorporate it in an unconventional way to create art. He began making beautiful textural pieces enhanced by the use of color, applied with an airbrush, designing wall art as well as furniture.

 

Lit Buffet by Barry Friedman

Lit Buffet by Barry Friedman

Customize with your color scheme!

 

 

 

Barry says, “My work is an exploration in texture and color. Drawing from my background in the apparel and technology industries, I work in plaster with a childlike curiosity, never knowing what shape the plaster will take.  When the shape and structure emerge, I apply color with an airbrush giving life and character to the textures I have created.”

 

 

"Multi Color Table" by Barry Friedman

“Multi Color Table” by Barry Friedman

 

A few months ago, Barry decided to take a leap of faith and bring his work to the public. He hired a rep, had a website created and hit the road. Barry is proud to say that his work is now available for purchase at OSGS Gallery in the Northwood district of West Palm Beach and at Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth.

 

 

 

For more information and to see more of Barry’s work please visit: www.BarryFriedmanArt.com

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

Susan Oakes and Joan Lustig Exhibit At Cultural Council Biennial

Celebrate professional Palm Beach County artists at the upcoming Cultural Council Biennial 2015!  The Cultural Council is pleased to showcase a wide variety of media. The exhibit was juried by Elizabeth Sobieski, a contributing writer to The Art Economist. Also a screenwriter and producer based in both New York and Los Angeles, Sobieski has written on arts-related subjects for such publications as New York Magazine, New York Post, Avenue Magazine and Cosmopolitan.  The juried process was handled through Juried Art Services, a Palm Beach County-based organization that has juried some of the nation’s leading exhibitions.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share information and sneak peeks of two of the artists accepted into this prestigious exhibit, Susan Oakes and Joan Lustig.  RSVP for Opening night! Be sure to stop by throughout the Exhibition to vote for your favorite. Voting ends August 15th.

 

 

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601 Lake Avenue      Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

Exhibit Runs May 15 through August 29

 

The Cultural Council Biennial 2015 Awards for Best of Show, second and third places will be announced at the preview party on May 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Admission is free for Cultural Council members or $20 for non-members. A People’s Choice award will give patrons an opportunity to vote for their favorite — voting ends August 15.

 

 

"Inward" by Susan Oakes

“Inward” by Susan Oakes

 

 

 

Susan Oakes

 

Susan Oakes is a freelance graphic artist and instructor who draws from a diverse background of psychology (B.A.), business, (management) art and technology, (teaching at Briarcliffe College in NY, as well as Palm Beach State College and the School District of Palm Beach County in addition to many private students).

 

 

"Mandevilla" by Susan Oakes

“Mandevilla” by Susan Oakes

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “Having never been a person with merely one goal, one purpose, I have traveled a multifaceted educational and vocational road which continues to enlighten and reveal lifelong purpose. Through my work and teaching, I aim to show that art and technology are not antagonistic, but can coexist and should be used to enhance each other in new and exciting ways. In my digital work I blur the borders between photography, painting, and digital illustration to achieve my artistic vision.”

 

"Red Hibiscus" by Susan Oakes

“Red Hibiscus” by Susan Oakes

 

Susan has exhibited with The Artist’s Association of Jupiter, (FL), where she is a permanent artist member, the Palm Beach Photographic Center, Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, Melbourne, FL; Art in Public Places of Palm Beach County (FL),Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth, Artists of Palm Beach County, OSGS Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL, (FL) the Long Island Studies Institute, (NY), Seybold Seminars Digital Design (San Francisco, CA), The Society of Illustrators (NYC), Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Dowell, MD, Art Ascent Magazine, “Emergence” exhibit, summer 2013, Palm Beach Cultural Council: County Contemporary: All Media Juried Show, Summer 2013 and Biennial 2015, and online art venues such as Palm Beach County, FL Light Space and Time.com.  All of Susan’s  images are Digital Photo Paintings, Gicleé on Canvas.

 

 

For more information please contact Susan Oakes at www.suoakesart.com  or call
561-432-4633

 

 

 

JOAN LUSTIG

 

 

Joan Lustig received her Bachelor of Arts in Design at Brooklyn College, 1955. She is a member of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) and has shown at numerous exhibitions, including: National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) Artists’ Guild at Northwood University, Florida Artist Group (FLAG). She is a member of the National Collage Society (NCS), Signature Member and Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC).

 

 

 

 

"Blue Shape" by Joan Lustig

“Blue Shape” by Joan Lustig

Joan Lustig is a multifaceted award winning artist who works in acrylics, monotypes, mixed media and jewelry. Her designs are spontaneous and intuitive and develop as the work progresses. As the interaction of color, texture and shapes grow she draws from her inner experiences to resolve the work. Her vision is to have a response from the viewer, based on their own feelings or emotions to the piece. In addition to exhibiting and winning awards in museum shows and galleries, she has had several SOLO shows.

 

For more information please contact Joan Lustig at  561.842.3698  or email jrlart@bellsouth.net

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Wellington Art Society Features Emmanuel Gonzales’ Art at Whole Foods Gallery

There will be a reception at Wellington Whole Foods Gallery on Friday, February 20, 2015  from 6:30-8 PM for well known local artist Emmanuel Gonzalez, a member of the Wellington Art Society. The event is co-hosted by Whole Foods  and WAS with live music, delicious appetizers and wine. Emmanuel explores the past and the present through realism and portraiture depicting American icons that are influential, recognizable images. Some are relevant to specific ethnic and social groups and viewers will experience these images differently, depending on their emotional and social perceptions. He works in pencil, pastels, oils, acrylic and watercolor to create movement and energy to bring intimacy to large scale pieces.  The Rickie Report gives you some sneak peeks here.

 

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Artist’s Reception Honoring

Emmanuel Gonzales

Friday, February 20, 2015

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market cafe

2635 SR7   Wellington, FL

 

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The Whole Foods Market on SR7 in Wellington has a large cafe, lined with windows which offer nice natural lighting. It’s a perfect setting to display art and Wellington Art Society is pleased to partner with Whole Foods to bring this show to the community. Whole Foods will provide music, hot and cold appetizers, and drinks. A five-dollar donation is requested which goes to benefit the art society’s scholarship fund. RSVP to Whole Foods 561.904.4000

 

Painting by Emmanuel Gonzales

Painting by Emmanuel Gonzales

 

 

 

Emmanuel Gonzales has had a strong presence in the in the south Florida art scene since his graduation from Palm Beach Atlantic College in 2001. He has a bold and edgy style fusing together collage, pencil, pastel and oils to create strong imagery that consistently makes a statement. His work has been seen in various juried shows and galleries in Palm Beach County and Orlando. Most recently he has displayed at the Voight Gallery on Palm Beach Island, OSGS Gallery in Northwood, and currently at the Brewhouse Gallery displaying quite a few examples of his work. 

 

 

 

Painting by Emmanuel Gonzales

Painting by Emmanuel Gonzales

 

 

Emmanuel explores the past and present through realism and portraiture. His body of work includes a growing retrospective of American icons, where each piece is presented as a fragment in a larger American patchwork. He tells The Rickie Report, “Individually, my subjects attempt to characterize the social climate at a given moment in history. They are influential, recognizable images; relevant within specific ethnic and social groups. Some subjects are foreign to others outside of a particular group or generation. Just as one group identifies emotionally with a particular image through a shared social lens, outsiders will experience these images differently. The “recognition factor” of my subjects reaffirms the identity and unique cultural perspective of a specific group while simultaneously establishing an ”otherness” in viewers outside of a given group. I use pencil, pastels, oil, and watercolor to create movement and energy to bring intimacy to large-scale pieces with an attention to subtleties often refined through detailed pencil work”.

 

 

 

Emmanuel's painting at ArtPalmBeach/Art Synergy 2014

Emmanuel’s painting at ArtPalmBeach/Art Synergy 2014

 

The pop-up show “Continuum” in downtown West Palm Beach displayed a variety of his paintings during ArtPalmBeach/Art Synergy2014. Most notably, his “Keys to the Cities” piano project entitled “Waiting in Vain” graced passersby with impromptu concerts in downtown Lake Worth. Emmanuel also participated in Orlando’s “Rock the Box” where he was selected to paint a newspaper box for the Orlando weekly. Catch a glimpse of Emmanuel’s work at the Boynton Beach Arts District where he showcases some of his murals. Most recently, Emmanuel was honored by being commissioned to paint Florida State Senator Marco Rubio’s portrait to grace the Senator’s Washington office.

 

Commissioned Painting by Emmanuel Gonzales

Commissioned Painting by Emmanuel Gonzales

 

 

 Emmanuel’s SOLO Shows include: 2015 Whole Foods artist, 2014 Harold’s Coffee Shop (Northwood, FL), 2014 Autumn Skye Art Gallery and Custom Tattoo (W.Palm Beach, FL), 2009 Fine Art at West Best Gallery, (Downtown W.Palm Beach, FL), 2008 Zentra, Sky 60 (Downtown Orlando, FL), 2007 Redlight-Redlight (Winter Park, FL), 2007 Winter Park Public Library (Winter Park, FL), 2004 St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church (Boynton Beach, FL), 2003 The Carlisle of Palm Beach (Manalapan, FL), 2002 Governors Club of the Palm Beaches (W. Palm Beach, FL), 2002 Allan Kent Collectibles (W.Palm Beach, FL), 2001 Senior Show with Sheila Mercado (Palm Beach Atlantic University, W.Palm Beach, FL).  Emmanuel has been in over 21 juried Exhibitions, taking awards at many.

 

Painting by Emmanuel Gonzales

Painting by Emmanuel Gonzales

 

Beside his commission for Senator Marco Rubio, Emmanuel has been commissioned to create a 27 x 4 foot mural at the W. Palm Beach Fire Department, Station 1. He also designed the website for author Helen Rosburg, www.helenrosburg.com and Illustrated “This Is The Book of Arabesque” for author Helen Rosburg.  Emmanuel created the Cover art for Gary Davis’ film “The Nubian Vampire” and Poster and brochure for Gary Davis film “she is a spy too?”.  His work can be found in numerous Private Collections including: The Chesterfield Hotel, (Palm Beach,FL), Friars Club, New York, (N.Y.), Jim Towey, Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, Palm Beach Collector, Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA), Helen Rosberg (Wrigley Heir).  Emmanuel’s concern with the welfare of the general community is shown through his Donations of artwork to worthy non-profit organizations.

 

 

 

For more information about Emmanuel Gonzales’ artistry please visit:
www.Emmanuelart.com
www.facebook.com/Artbyemmanuel
emmanuelart@gmail.com

 

 

 Wellington Art Society

Founded in 1981, The Wellington Art Society is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to share their work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art. The Wellington Art Society is open to any resident in Palm Beach County. Membership forms will be available if you would like to become a member. A 501(c)(3) charitable organization, its mission is to educate and encourage originality and productivity among its members and area youth through programs designed to further the advancement of cultural endeavors in Palm Beach County.

 

 

For more information please visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org, wellingtonartsociety.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

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

World Renown Artist, David Hayes’ Sculptures in Northwood

Thirteen large steel sculptures by noted Connecticut artist David Hayes will grace the Northwood Village shopping district of West Palm Beach for a year.  Northwood Village, located in northern West Palm Beach, is an oasis of restaurants, galleries and pedestrian friendly shops. The district has enjoyed a resurgence as a foodie destination in recent years, capped now by an exuberant display of outdoor sculpture. The Rickie Report suggests you stop by a little earlier for that dinner reservation, to take in all that Northwood has to offer!

 

 

 

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Jon Ward, Executive Director of the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), states that “This brings an exciting, world-class display of modern sculpture to one of West Palm Beach’s most charming neighborhood shopping centers.” Northwood Village, located in northern West Palm Beach, is an oasis of restaurants, galleries and pedestrian friendly shops. The district has enjoyed a resurgence as a foodie destination in recent years, capped now by an exuberant display of outdoor sculpture.

 

 

The artwork will be sited outside of stores and shops in Northwood Village. Sculptures will be strategically placed on sidewalks, open spaces, grassy fields and courtyards where people walk on their way to work and shop. Artist David Hayes previously commented: “I like placing sculpture where people may view them on their own terms. It is important to bring artwork to public areas where anybody may enjoy it at their leisure.”

 

 

Son of the sculptor and exhibit curator John Hayes says that the exhibited artwork is part of a traveling museum exhibition and planning for this tour has been going on for over a year. Hayes worked closely with Jon Ward, who previously served on the Board of the Florida Council for Arts and Culture and had spearheaded major outdoor sculpture exhibitions in the region.
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The sculptures are all created from welded steel plate and are designed for long-term public art exposure. The show consists of a variety of the artists’ different phases, including some screen pieces as well as iconic totems and even one hanging piece. Hayes selected to paint the pieces either in a semi-gloss black finish or bright multi-colors, depending on the feeling of the sculpture. The exhibition enjoys strong support from the community, including the village’s numerous residents and store owners.

 

 

The late artist enjoyed a six-decade long reputation as one of America’s great contemporary sculptors and has work included in the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum plus over 100 institutional collections across the country. He also designed jewelry for Pierre Cardin while living in Paris.

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FEBRUARY 14, 2015
FREE GUIDED TOURS STARTS AT 6:00PM & 7:30PM

HISTORICAL NORTHWOOD VILLAGE ART WALK
GUIDED GALLERY TOUR
Second Saturday Each Month

CALL 561-506-4108 To reserve your space!

 

A one & half hour guided walking tour of West Palm Beach’s Center for Art that occurs the second Saturday of each month. Our guides take you into the heart of what has quickly become a vibrant art district offering an eclectic mix of gallery spaces, boutique shops and favorite local restaurants. The tour focuses on the exhibited art within a number of the galleries found throughout Historic Northwood Village. The art includes a generous mix of local, national, and international artist, both emerging and established. While you sip a taste of wine and enjoy appetizers our artists will present demos and lectures on art related topics. This is an opportunity to see the latest in art trends and add to your own collections. Each visit is sure to offer something different and something for everyone.

ALL GUIDED TOURS STARTS 6PM SIGN UP EARLY SPACE IS LIMITED TO 16 PEOPLE IF WE RECEIVE MORE THAN 16 PEOPLE WE WILL ADD A SECOND TOUR.

FEBUARY 14, 2015
FREE GUIDED TOURS STARTS AT 6:00PM & 7:30PM

SPACE LIMITED TO 16 PEOPLE PER GUIDED TOUR
(MORE TOURS WILL BE ADDED BY POPULAR DEMAND)

**PRIVATE GROUP TOURS AVAILABLE BY REQUEST NO LATER THAN 5 DAYS PRIOR TO THE SECOND SATURDAY
CALL 561-506-4108 TO BOOK YOUR PARTY

 

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This is the first time that the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has mounted an exhibit of this importance. “As the first in a proposed series of bi-annual sculpture shows, we are pretty excited about this,” notes CRA Director Jon Ward. “People will see this artwork over a year’s time and it enhances Northwood Village’s reputation as an arts and cultural center, featuring 11 independent art galleries and a number of design shops.”

 

 

Northwood Village is located one mile North of Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., between Broadway and Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. For more information: visit www.facebook.com/northwoodvillage and www.northwoodvillage.org. Karen Grosser, 561.822.1551 kgrosser@rma.us.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

Gail Erickson is Featured Artist At Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Fine artist, ceramic sculptor and instructor, Gail Erickson is the Featured Artist at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth with an Opening Reception on Friday, February 6th.  The public is invited to “Feminine Fusion of Fin, Feather and Leather”.  Meet Gail, an enthusiastic artist whose “intent is to reveal, yet conceal, allowing the viewer to develop a personal connection to a piece.”  Gail’s mermaids, birds and clay portraits are thoughtful and fascinating. Texture plays a major role in unifying her body of work. Surfaces of sculptures are finished using combinations of slip, stains, underglazes, glazes and patinas.  Gail recently began creating clay sculptures of furry friends.  Stop by and speak to her about a commission of your favorite pet!  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.   

 

 

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Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

“Feminine Fusion of Fin, Feather and Leather”

 

Opening Reception

February 6th

6-10 pm

Open and Free to the Public

The exhibit will run through Feb 18th

15 South J Street     Lake Worth, FL 

 

 

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Originally from NY, Gail has been making art in some form for most of her life. Her childhood was filled with art classes in public school and art books. She excels at teaching herself new techniques including quilling ( thin paper strips rolled, glued, pinched, and assembled into a larger composition), creating mosaic pieces and drawing. However, working with clay has always been her medium of choice.

 

Sculpture by Gail Erickson

“Contemplation” Sculpture by Gail Erickson

 

 

While still in high school, Gail attended Wilson Technological Center in Suffolk County NY for Dental Lab Technology. She spent many years in the dental field as a technician and then as a dental assistant. She tells The Rickie Report, “Making crowns by carving wax and creating temporary crowns using acrylic satisfied some of my creative desires for that chapter in my life. In this field I also learned how to use many instruments and materials which prepared me for my future career in art”.

 

Sculpture by Gail Erickson

“Birmaid” Sculpture by Gail Erickson

 

 

After starting a family of her own, Gail’s passion for the arts began to consume her. She took pottery classes, ceramics, design, 3-D design and drawing classes at Palm Beach State College FL.  In 2005 she won her first two awards, “Passion For Art” and “Three Dimensional Design” at the Eissey Campus at PBSC.

 

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” I Dream” Sculpture by Gail Erickson

 

At the same time Gail traveled with The Art Alliance to London, San Francisco, and NYC visiting the major museums and galleries. She also volunteered at her daughter’s elementary school bringing “The Meet The Masters Program” to the children and she taught Pottery Studio Class at UB Kinsey Elementary School of the Arts. Presently she teaches a clay sculpting class at Wellington Community High School.

 

 

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Gail is constantly involved in learning more about her fine craft.  She is a member of The Ceramic League of The Palm Beaches, The Wellington Art Society, and Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery.  Her collectors have described her work as “provocative and a little dark but in a good way”. The artist would agree.

 

 

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“I Wish” Sculpture by Gail Erickson

“My work is but a perception of a moment once reflected. It is inspired by family, nature and the human form. It is a product of my feelings, emotions and passion for the tactile nature of clay.  Although my interests in clay are varied, I am drawn to portrait and hybrid figurative bird sculptures. My intent is to reveal, yet conceal, allowing the viewer to develop a personal connection to a piece.”

 

Her large sculptures are created using flattened rings starting from the bottom working up. Texture plays a major role in unifying her body of work. Surfaces of sculptures are finished using combinations of slip, stains, underglazes, glazes and patinas.

 

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“Mermaid” Sculpture by Gail Erickson

 

Gail is represented by:

  • OSGS Gallery in West Palm Beach, FL  
  • Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth, Fl
  • Local Way Art Gallery Jensen Beach FL

For more information please contact Gail :

Gailesculpture.webs.com
Gailerickson.see.me

 

 

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

Everyone is invited to Free Artwalks in Northwood Village and Palm Beach PLUS Free Admission to Whitespace Collection

As ArtPalmBeach/Art Synergy/ARTWEEK 2015 continues, everyone is invited to take part in more FREE, art-related events.  This Rickie Report’s focus is on Palm Beach’s Gallery Walk, Northwood Village’s ARTX Walk and Whitespace Collection’s Free admission and special Sunday breakfast.  Art IS all around us.  Stop, Look, Admire and Support!  Be sure to stop by the Palm Beach County Convention Center to see Art Synergy (Booth #718), “This exhibition is an exploration of the aesthetic and scope of work created in South Florida. Twenty selected works will be on display at ArtPalmBeach, which is internationally renowned as the premiere mid-winter contemporary art fair on Florida’s Gold Coast by both art critics and enthusiasts”, explains Rolando Chang Barrero.   FREE Trolly service will be provided in some areas, plus UBER is offering an Art Synergy special (see article for details)!

 

 

 

Art Synergy2015 at Art Palm Beach

 

 

Worth Ave District

January 22 – 25

Contact: David Ginn 561.833.4700 for more details or contact each gallery

 Arcature Fine Art

318 Worth Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.805.9388 Contact – Ryan Ross arcaturefineart@mac.com

Holden Luntz Gallery

332 Worth Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.805.9550 Contact – Jodi jodi@oldenluntz.com

Mark Borghi Fine Art

255 Worth Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.328.9504 Contact – Mark Borghi mark@borghi.org

Gallery Biba

224A Worth Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.651.1371 Contact – Biba biba@bibagallery.com

DTR Modern Galleries

440 South County Rd at Worth Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.366.9387 Contact – Bryan Walsh bwalsh@dtrmodern.com

 

Wally Findlay Galleries International

165 Worth Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.655.2090 Contact – lars lars@wallyfindlay.com

Taglialatella Galleries

313 ½ Worth Avenue In the Via Bice Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.833.4700 Contact – David Ginn david@djtfa.com or dave@djtfa.com

Russek Gallery

203 Worth Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.832.4811 Contact – Sloane Russek info@russek.com

Gavlak Gallery

249B Worth Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.833.0583 Contact- Karene karene@gavlakgallery.com

Surovek Gallery

349 Worth Avenue 12 Via Parigi Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.655.2665 Contact- Clay Surovek clay@surovekgallery.com

Gasiunasen Gallery

400 Worth Avenue at Peruvian Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.820.8920 Contact – Donna Tribby arijart@bellsouth.net

Galleria of Sculpture

11 Via Parigi| Worth Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.659.7557 Contact – Cheryl Sundell info@galeriaofsculpture.com

Liman Studio Gallery

139 N County Rd| The historic Paramount Building Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.659.7050 Contact – Ellen Liman T6060@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Sunday, January 25

Northwood District

Whitespace Collection

10:00 am – Noon

Complimentary Breakfast and Gallery Tour at Whitespace Collection

 

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Free Admission to Whitespace Collection

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Whitespace Collection is located on Australian Avenue 
between Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard and 45th Street. West Palm Beach

For further information: contact 
561.842.4131
http://www.whitespacecollection.com/
https://www.facebook.com/WhitespaceCollection

 

The ArtX Historic Northwood Village

Guided Gallery Walking Tour

 

Tour times: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm

 

ArtX Galleries of Northwood Village

 

OSGS GALLERY|STUDIO

500 Northwood Rd.
Unit 1
 West Palm Beach, FL 33407
www.osgsart.com 561.833.2223

OSGS [Ortiz-Smykla | Gallery-Studio] provides Contemporary Art by working Local and National Artists alike. OSGS also provides affordable, custom framing to the public. Works exhibited include, but are not limited to Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Clay, Prints, and Glass Art. For up-to-date exhibit information and current events happening in the gallery space please visit our website and Facebook pages. Contact: Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla osgs@hotmail.com

 

ARTHOUSE429

429 25th Street W.Palm Beach, FL 33407 561.231.0429

The gallery has been custom designed by owner/artist William Halliday to offer the best possible interior exhibition environment for a variety of contemporary art, plus an exciting landscaped sculpture garden and an open air special events and reception area on the second floor terrace. The completely renovated showplace is at the center of renewed activity and energy on the street, exhibiting first class innovative works of art that parallel and exemplify the fresh spirit in this neighborhood.

Halliday fabricates and assembles his intriguing and original metal sculptural forms. He has taken the best of his experiences and poured them into sculptural objects, producing polished, surrealist steel and aluminum forms that allow the viewer to literally reflect on the form, while enjoying a 360 degree inspection. Contact: William Halliday Arthouse429.com

 

AFRICA NOW

508 A. Northwood Rd. W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Africa now is a Contemporary African Art Gallery located in the heart of Northwood Village. We carry a mix of Decorative and Traditional Fashion, Jewelry, Paintings and books. Contact Annie Kadji info@africanowgallery.com   561.209.5008

 

BOHEMIA AG

ArtHaus & Gelateria

536 Northwood Rd. W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Gallery: Fine Art Centered around the Local Unique & Alternative Art Community, while featuring National and International Artist of a Unique Caliber. Atelier: A Creative Workspace for Artists to Share there Art! Parlour: Organic Ice Cream / Artisan Gelato featuring Unique Flavours not seen at an average parlor. Independent Apparel Designers Including but not limited to Bohemïa AG. Contact : Paul Agnirucklov BohemiaAG@gmail.com 561.302.5568

 

CENTER for CREATIVE EDUCATION

425 24th Street W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Creative approaches are infused into classroom curriculum and after school settings, to enhance the teaching of traditional academic subjects – improving each child’s learning potential and academic performance, increasing overall enthusiasm about school and shaping more productive, responsible community members that exercise creative problem solving throughout life. Transformation of communities, institutions and educators is at the heart of CCE as it strives for authentic, sustainable, systemic change. Contact: Robert L Hamon, CEO bobh@cceflorida.org 561.805.9927 ext. 12

 

C-KEYS

523 Northwood Rd. W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

The C-KEYS Philosophy Music . One word that means so much to many. The founder of CKEYS knows the strength and power of music: not only its ability to attract and bring together the masses, but most importantly sooth the soul. CKEYS was founded on the principal of creating, producing, promoting, and making music that affects the world. Reinforcing the core mentality of the production of only the highest quality music, CKEYS main focus is simply that the production of music. Working with the people and giving back to the world is the main goal of the company. Love and passion for music founded this company, but its astounding effect on the masses fuels it to keep going. Contact: Cole Rippe Cole.rippe@me.com 305.303.8978

 

GALLERY 418

418 Northwood Rd. W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Contact: Jeffrey Thompson northwoodantiques@hotmail.com 561.833.1019

 

HAROLDS’ COFFEE LOUNGE ART

509 Northwood Rd. W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

 

Imagine yourself in a comfortable nook, surfing the web (Free WiFi), holding a business meeting, hanging out with friends, listening to great music (sometimes LIVE), admiring local art, catching some rays on our patio, participating in open mic night, hearing a poetry reading, enjoying a quick cup of joe before or after work and you will understand the draw and excitement of HAROLD’S A COFFEE LOUNGE.

 

Please stop by soon! Harold’s is open 7 days a week. Serving the finest coffees, teas, and pastries in South Florida. We are not exaggerating… our coffee is incredible and our vibe is unlike any other coffee spot you have seen…It’s not your Corporate Cup of Joe! {best beans in the universe} Contact: Keith Palagye Haroldscoffee@gmail.com 561.833.6366

 

HENNEVELT’S GALLERY ON THE GO

540 Northwood Road

Eclectic Art Gallery Local & International Artists

Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts On The Go is a Pop-up Art Gallery and Gift Shop originally opened its brick and mortar doors on Northwood Rd. June 1, 2011 with a hand full of local artist and has now grown to featuring more than 25 local, national & international artists. You will find Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts on the Go to be a breath of fresh air to the traditional galleries. As of Jan. 1, 2015 in closing our brick and mortar store front we have opened a new door in the art world as a Gallery on the Go! A Pop-Up Gallery bringing art to art lovers alike. As we offer a selection of eclectic & colorful one of a kind works of art the exhibit will be a mobile and ever changing experience. For detail on our next Pop-Up Gallery check out our website www.hennevelts.com Contact: Freddy & Nickie Hennevelt henneveltsgallery@att.net 561.506.4108

 

NORTHWOOD GLASS ART & GIFTS

524 Northwood Rd. W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Retail, Classes in fused and mosaic glass. Contact: Karen Campbell kscamp3605@aol.com 561.302.5568

 

THE HAROOKI GALLERY

508 B Northwood Rd. W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Eclectic Photo, Art Vintage, Modern Furniture, Groovy Prints, Architectural Abstracts, Driftwood Furniture & Pieces. Contact: Brian Lee brl@harooki.com 561.843.4109

 

NORTHWOOD VILLAGE MURAL PROJECT

We are proud to announce the start of the Northwood Village Mural Project creating the village with beautiful murals. They are looking for local businesses to also help by sponsoring murals, donating exterior wall space, and funding. The community can also help with fundraising and support. Initially there will be 4-5 murals painted on buildings located on Northwood Road, Spruce Avenue and 25th Street. The goal is to beautify and bring more vitality to the neighborhood. Each mural will be painted by a different artist. Artist List: Craig McInnis @ 2417 Spruce Ave Eduardo Mendieta @ 441 25th Street Amanda Valdes

Contact OSGS for more information about the newest Mural CALL FOR ARTISTS!

Explore an artistic side of Historic Northwood Village Arts District by taking a historic guided gallery walking tour. (The tour is a one & half hour guided walking tour of West Palm Beach’s Historic Northwood Village Arts District that normally occurs only on the second Saturday of each month).

 

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Tours will begin at the corner of Spruce and Northwood Road at the VIP / Information Tent. So Sign up Early as Space is limited to 16 people per tour. Sign up our website: www.northwoodartwalk.com

 

Our tour guides will start with a short intro on the history of Northwood Village and will then take you into the heart of what has quickly become a vibrant arts district offering an eclectic mix of gallery spaces, boutique shops and favorite local restaurants. The tour focuses on the exhibited art within a number of the galleries found throughout Historic Northwood Village. The art includes a generous mix of local, national, and international artist, both emerging and established. Meet and greet art, live demonstrations, lectures and more.

 

The Historic Northwood Village Arts District continues the day with Art Walks throughout the day and into the evening which are free VIP guided Art and Gallery tours hosted by the collective ArtX galleries. Celebrate with the award winning restaurants of Northwood Village as they tantalize your taste buds with the “Art of Eating”.

 

 

Free transportation with trolleys looping the West Palm Beach Art Sunday will travel from White Space Gallery at 2805 N. Australian Ave, to the Historic Northwood Village Arts District located just two miles north of downtown West Palm Beach, West of North Dixie Hwy. in between Northwood Rd. And 25th St, and to Continuum Gallery at 501 Fern Street. There is also *Free parking all day on Sundays in West Palm Beach*.

 

 

We suggest dining out while you are in Northwood Village. Tantalize your taste buds with the “Art of Eating” Northwood Village style. From breakfast to lunch to dinner you will enjoy dining at its best! Make your restaurants reservations and join the guided tour today!

 

 

List of Northwood restaurants can be found at: www.northwoodartwalk.com

Also visit Northwood Art Walk on:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtXArtWalk
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArtXArtWalk

 

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UBER

 

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Arrive in Style with Uber!

We’re thrilled to partner with Uber to provide new Uber users a free ride (up to $20) to or from Art Synergy!

How does it work? Using Uber’s free iPhone/Android/Windows app, you can request a pickup and a car driven by a personal driver will show up in minutes. Your credit card is billed directly for your trip and there’s no need to tip, so you won’t need to carry cash. You can even see the car coming towards you on a map!

Follow these simple steps to get $20 off your ride:

1) Download the free Uber iPhone/Android/Windows app (or sign up at www.uber.com/go/ARTSYNERGY)

2) Enter your information in the Uber app and promo code “ARTSYNERGY” when you sign up.

3) Request a ride 5 – 15 minutes before you need one. $20 will be applied towards your first ride on uberX, uberXL, or uberSELECT (not valid on uberTAXI, expires 2/28/15).

Questions? Check out uber.com/miami or supportmiami@uber.com.

 
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ARTSYNERGY 2015 please visit: artsynergypbc.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

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