Art Synergy Announces Events During ArtPalmBeach in Nine Districts: Welcome to ARTWEEK 2015!

ArtPalmBeach is internationally renowned as the premiere mid-winter contemporary art fair on Florida’s Gold Coast by both art critics and enthusiasts. Celebrating its 18th year, it is Palm Beach County’s longest running fair dedicated to contemporary, emerging, and modern master works of art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Over 85 international galleries will be exhibiting paintings, sculpture, functional and innovative design. Video, new technologies, performance art and art installations have become a unique feature offering collectors exposure to today’s emerging art trends.  ArtSynergy:  In conjunction with ArtPalmBeach, nine County-wide Art Districts and local cultural institutions will offer exhibitions and events in the surrounding area, creating a unique exciting region wide art week.  

The Rickie Report is pleased to provide you with the daily highlights.  Please note that schedules are subject to change, so consult the appropriate websites provided. Events may take place at the same time in various sites.  Don’t miss the special offer from UBER!

 

 

 

Art Synergy2015 at Art Palm Beach

ARTPALMBEACH/ ART SYNERGY

Palm Beach County Convention Center

First View, Collectors’ Invitational

& VIP Reception :

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Public Hours

Thursday, Jan 22 -­ 12 pm -­ 7 pm
Friday, Jan 23 ­- 12 pm ­- 7 pm
Saturday, Jan 24 -­ 12 pm -­ 7 pm
Sunday, Jan 25 ­- 12 pm -­ 6 pm

650 Okeechobee Boulevard    West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

VIP Reception and Premiere

“ART SYNERGY’s Palm Beach Art”

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

6 – 10 pm  

Booth # 718

Exhibit Dates January 21-25, 2015 

 

“Art Synergy’s 2nd Annual Palm Beach Art,” is a juried exhibition of works by professional artists residing in Palm Beach County has been juried by Paul Fisher and Rolando Chang Barrero.

 

Artwork by Erin B. Fromkes Courtesy of Art Synergy

Artwork by Erin B. Fromkes Courtesy of Art Synergy

 

“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.  

 

 

Whitespace Collection

Wednesday January 21st at 8:00 pm                                Thursday, Friday, Saturday January 22,23,24  at 3:00 pm    Sunday January 25th at 2:00 pm

At Whitespace Collection Booth #715 International Performance artist, Beatriz Millar will present “Plastic Dorian in Love”.  There is limited seating available.

 

ART DISTRICTS

 ArtSynergy2015 Map (1)

 

ART SYNERGY/ARTWEEK 2015 EVENTS

 

Thursday January, 22, 2015

 

Lake Park District

1:00 -5:00 pm

 

Stop by this locally owned “Mom and Pop” Art and Drafting Supplies haven. Open House. Enjoy refreshments at this emporium of artist’s tools and supplies, framing shop, art classes and workshops. Artist Demonstrations will take place throughout the afternoon and include:  David McEwen (Internationally Renown Equestrian Artist), Drawing with Craig McInnis, Watercolor with Diane Hutchinson, Oil painting with John D’Auria and Acrylic Painting with Dan Remmel.  Have your FREE caricature drawn by Captain Cartoon!   20% discount on non-sale art supplies. 

 Easel Art Supply

810 Park Avenue        Lake Park, FL 33403

(561) 844-3111    www.facebook.com/easelartpalmbeach

7:30 – 9:00 pm

 

Open House at The gallery displays oils paintings, watercolors, acrylic paintings, photography, glass, collage and sculpture.  Meet the Artists are working in small studios. In addition, find jewelry, ceramics, and fabric art.  Something for everyone!

Artists of Palm Beach County Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Ave.    Lake Park, FL. 33403

561.345.2842   artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com   Contact: John Palozzi, artistsofpbc@gmail.com

 8:00 – 10:00 pm

The Brewhouse Gallery


 720 Park Avenue   Lake Park, FL. 33403

The Brewhouse Gallery is part eclectic hipster lounge, part modern New York art gallery. It’s a creative space to hang out, sip a brew, hold a meeting, share ideas, listens to music, and appreciate local art. Free Wi-Fi and comfortable furniture (that is also for sale) make you feel right at home. Our mission is to support local arts and build community!  We serve French Press, Lattes, Cappuccinos, a killer Cuban espresso and other coffee creations made with locally roasted beans sourced directly from the growers. By night we offer craft beer from the finest Florida microbreweries, including Due South, Monk in the Trunk, and Cigar City, along with a selection of favorite wines.
 Musical performances, poetry readings, painting classes, and other assorted nighttime events keep things lively and we are quickly becoming one of the most well-respected live music venues in all of South Florida.

Contact: AJ Brockman: Cofounder – Gallery Curator  561.771.1641 | Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

 

North District

3 to 5 p.m.

Tour of exhibit: “A Family Affair: The Paintings of Alan and Michael Friedlander”

Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches

5221 Hood Road    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 • 561-712-5200

This exhibition celebrates the art of brothers Alan and Michael Friedlander which includes large-scale abstract watercolors and acrylics. Alan’s portraits and Michael’s watercolors showcase the beauty of their artistry and their bond through art.  There is also a Jewish Film Festival with various dates and times.  Contact: Talya R Lerman  Cultural Arts Director Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches   (561) 712-5209  talyal@jcconline.com

 

3 to 5 pm

 

Retrospective of JB Berkow artwork with wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Rosetta Stone Fine Art Gallery

1001 Jupiter Park Drive, Suites 121 & 122   Jupiter, FL 33458

 RosettaStoneFineArt.com  Contact: JoAnne Berkow, Owner, Cell 561.310.9371 or Gallery: 561.743.3340 

 

 

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Open House with hors d’oeuvres, wine and live music in the Museum and artist demonstrations at the School of Art, including a tour of our ceramics studio.  Enjoy Five Exhibitions:  “Contempo: Pushing the Limit on Art”, Charlie and Linda Riggs Ceramics, Richard Burkett Ceramics, “En Plein Air” and the Artists’ Guild Gallery.

LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER MUSEUM, GALLERY & SCHOOL OF ART

Gallery Square North     373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL. 33469

 www.lighthousearts.org   Contact: Katie Deits, Executive Director or Barbra Broidy, Curator at 561.746.3101

 

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Open House Enjoy refreshments at The Village Art Studios, a charming collection of micro-studios and display space in a co-op setting. The diverse nature of the artwork is due to the quantity and quality of artists from Palm Beach County.  Come meet them in their studios!

THE VILLAGE ART STUDIOS


Gallery Square North   377 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, FL. 33469

Contact: Julie Silk-Beaumont 561.310.8499

 

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Open House Enjoy refreshments at this working Art Gallery/Art Studio features Original Artist and Artisans displaying and selling their unique pieces.

ORIGINAL ELEMENTS

Gallery Square North     387 Tequesta Drive     Tequesta, FL. 33469

561.529.1822  
 Contact: Sandra O’Malley

 

 

WEST PALM ARTS DISTRICT

CONTINUUM

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

510 Fern Street  W.Palm Beach, FL

Business Networking Event Hosted by the Armory Art Center at CONTINUUM.  Some of the Armory’s teaching artists who are on exhibit will be there to discuss their artwork and promote it to individual and business buyers.

West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District presents CONTINUUM WPB Arts in partnership with ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy, produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC. CONTINUUM WPB Arts is a pop-up exhibition and performance space located at 501 Fern Street in historic downtown West Palm Beach, just a few blocks from ArtPalmBeach at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The event will be brimming with artwork by some of South Florida’s most exciting artists, along with an array of performances and events showcase on a wide variety of exceptional local talent. For more details: Trina Slade-Burks  ATB Fine Artists & Designers, LLC    561-714-6674  continuum@atbfineartists.com   http://continuumwpb.blogspot.com/

 

 Friday, January 23, 2015

 

Lake Worth District

 

11 am – 4 pm

 

Art Walk/Open Galleries and Studios:

Lake Worth Galleries District is home to South Florida’s largest concentration of Fine Art and Craft Galleries in Palm Beach County. Galleries are located along Lucerne and Lake Worth Avenue. Maps will be available .

Armory Art Center Annex Gallery

Enjoy an exhibit of our Artists in Residence and Department Directors       1121 Lucerne Avenue  561.832.1776

 

Lake Worth Art League                                                                                                           604 Lucerne Ave.   info@lwartleague.org

 

Rolando Chang Barrero Gallery:
711 Lucerne Ave.
Post War Depression Imagery of Serafima Sokolov 
RCBFineArt@gmail.com

 

Bruce Webber Gallery
705 Lucerne Ave.
Thorvald Sanchez Alberto Ulloa, Rosemary Otto Exhibition

 

Artisans on the Ave
630 Lake Avenue   561.582.3300

An Art Boutique and Gallery of local, national and internationally acclaimed artists.

 

Clay Metal Glass Stone Gallery/ Flamingo Clay Studio

15 South J Street  AND 216 South F Street

3D Art, clay, sculpture, paintings, chain maille, pottery, new artists’ studios and kiln facility with live demonstrations

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue

“Paws and Claws” Exhibit

 

7 – 10 pm

 

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts

Joanne Berkow – jbberkow@dsli.com   Anita Holmes  aholmes@benzaitencenter.org
http://www.benzaitencenter.org

1105 2nd Avenue South          561.315.1446

Shelley Muzylowski and Rik Allen  will conduct a fiery display of their glassblowing prowess for your entertainment and edification. Benzaiten’s Creative Director, Rick Eggert, will be narrating the event so each complicated step in the process will be easy to follow and understand. More of this couple’s incredible artwork will be on display in the center’s 1,500 square foot gallery along with works by Rick Eggert and Steve Funk.

In addition, there will be a marketplace of artists, local, national and internationally acclaimed.  McMow Art Glass and Habatat Galleries are co-hosts.  The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is Sponsor.  Other fun features of this event will include a continuous loop of shorts produced by Palm Beach County filmmakers and put together by the Lake Worth Playhouse.

Antique Row District

 

5 – 9 pm

Antique Row Art Walk

Considered the “antique design center” of Florida, West Palm Beach Antique Row is home to over fifty shops & Art Galleries offering an impressive selection of 17th to 20th century antiques, fine Art and decorative arts, period deco and modern furnishings. Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Art & Antiques, and House Beautiful have all heralded Antique Row as one of the east coast’s premier antique shopping districts; a key source for the world’s best interior designers.

 

For directions or questions please contact Jamnea Finlayson (Treasurer of South Dixie Antique Row and owner of JF Gallery) at 561.478.8281

Participating Galleries:

Sean Rush Atelier


 3700 S. Dixie Hwy
 Featuring classical figure drawings and Equine series paintings by Sean Rush. 
sean@seanrush.com

Mary Woerner Fine Arts

3700 S. Dixie Hwy #7
 Contemporary paintings, drawings, sculpture, collage, photography and original graphics.
   mary@marywoernerfinearts.com

Cashmere Buffalo


3709 S. Dixie Hwy  Featuring the monochromatic works of Charlene Goldstein

JF Gallery

 
3901 S. Dixie Hwy
Contemporary Gallery featuring mainly Abstract and Abstract Expressionism   
info@jfgallery.com

Objects 20c


3611 S. Dixie Hwy 
info@modernauctions.com

 

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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

 

WEST PALM ARTS DISTRICT

CONTINUUM

 6:00p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

510 Fern Street  W.Palm Beach, FL

An evening with Bombay Sapphire. Event to benefit Center for Creative Education, Inc.  $10 suggested donation at the door. 100% of donation at the door goes to the charity.  Music by DJ Cole of C-Keys

West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District presents CONTINUUM WPB Arts in partnership with ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy, produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC. CONTINUUM WPB Arts is a pop-up exhibition and performance space located at 501 Fern Street in historic downtown West Palm Beach, just a few blocks from ArtPalmBeach at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The event will be brimming with artwork by some of South Florida’s most exciting artists, along with an array of performances and events showcase on a wide variety of exceptional local talent.   Trina Slade-Burks ATB Fine Artists & Designers, LLC 561-714-6674  continuum@atbfineartists.com http://continuumwpb.blogspot.com/

Saturday, January 24th

Lake Worth District

 

10:00 – 11:00 am

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FREE PRESENTATIONS

‘Back to Basics’
with Mike Glotfelty of Jen-Ken Kilns

Learn the basics of kiln operation from one of the best kiln manufacturers in the business. A wide variety of topics will be covered including shelf wash procedure, programming, kiln loading, and many more! This will be an interactive presentation fueled but your questions so please come prepared with questions and issues to troubleshoot.

 

1:00 – 3:00 PM

‘Special Effects in Fused Glass’
with Amy Ferber of Bullseye Glass Co.

McMow Art Glass is proud and extremely excited to announce that Amy Ferber of Bullseye Glass Co. will be joining us all the way from Portland, Oregon! She will be doing a presentation about the Special Effects you can achieve with Bullseye’s extensive palette of reactive glass styles complete with a video & slideshow presentation, samples, and a quiz wrap it all up! Don’t miss out on this extra special learning opportunity.

INCREDIBLE DISCOUNTS WILL BE OFFERED ON RELATED CLASSES AND PRODUCTS DESCRIBED & USED IN BOTH PRESENTATIONS!

For more information about McMow Art Glass and these events please visit: www.mcmow.com

701 North Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth, FL. 33460
 561.585.9011 EXT 106

 

 

Boynton Beach Art District

4 – 10 pm

 

410 – 422 West Industrial Avenue  Boynton Beach, FL

 

Winner of the Best Art Walk in Broward and Palm Beach Counties, BBAD is Palm Beach County’s most exciting artists hub. BBAD will be host to Art Synergy and Art Palm Guests from 4-10 pm., featuring gallery exhibitions, live bands, open studios, vendors and food trucks! Art Synergy co-founder, Rolando Chang Barrero invites you to attend the ActivistArtistA Gallery’s “Take a Piece of My Heart” exhibition, tour the Bay Gates Project Murals, and the City of Boynton Beach’s Avenue of the Arts Kinetic Sculpture showcase. activistartista.blogspot.com/

 

 

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Artists Alley/Delray
Artists District

Noon – 10 pm

 

Welcome to our thriving art colony!  We have 21 spaces that provide studio and exhibition space to 31 Delray Beach Artists all within one village block. Here you’ll find lots of painting, pottery, sculpture, photography, fashion and works of art.  We will be open on Saturday, January 24th, 2015 from noon to 10 pm with a bonfire to follow!  Come and meet the artists, explore their studios and discover that perfect something.

Two Live Art events: Live Mural Painting by Amanda Johnson, and A. Funk Studio will be open to the Public for throwing demonstrations, and visitors are welcome to try the potters wheel and throw a pot!

ARTISTS ALLEY is located in downtown Delray Beach, Florida, three blocks north of Atlantic Avenue and 2 blocks west of Federal Highway/US 1. DIRECTIONS: From Federal Highway/US 1 in Delray Beach, go west on N.E. 4th Street. Cross over the railroad tracks and proceed 80 feet. Turn left onto Artists Alley. The studios and galleries will be on your left in the warehouse bays.

 

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Cacace Fine Art, CacaceArt.com 561-276-1177 or 561-523-5300

Linda White Gallery, BocaArtGallery.com 561-394-2833

Laszlo’s Painting Studio, LaszloJanoska.com 561-330-2203

Cloud House Pottery, CloudHousePottery.com 561-862-9222

Amanda Johnson, www.etsy.com/shop/AmandaChristabel 443-823-5057

Amy Reshefsky Gallery, AR Gallery  561.444.9989 or 561-289-4542

A. Funk Studio, Etsy.com/shop/afunkstudio 718-312-2304

Vladimir Prodanovich Studio, VPStudios.net 305-304-2120

Jeff Whyman Studio, 314 NE 3rd Ave., 561-322-8867

 

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WEST PALM ARTS DISTRICT

CONTINUUM

6:00p.m.-10:00pm

Jazz with Samm. View art and enjoy the music.

510 Fern Street     W.Palm Beach, FL

West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District presents CONTINUUM WPB Arts in partnership with ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy, produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC. CONTINUUM WPB Arts is a pop-up exhibition and performance space located at 501 Fern Street in historic downtown West Palm Beach, just a few blocks from ArtPalmBeach at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The event will be brimming with artwork by some of South Florida’s most exciting artists, along with an array of performances and events showcase on a wide variety of exceptional local talent. Trina Slade-Burks ATB Fine Artists & Designers, LLC 561-714-6674 continuum@atbfineartists.com http://continuumwpb.blogspot.com/

Sunday, January 25

 Northwood District

 

10:00 am – Noon

 

Complimentary Breakfast and Gallery Tour at Whitespace Collection

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Free Admission to Whitespace Collection

Whitespace Collection

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

 

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

The ArtX Historic Northwood Village Guided Gallery Walking Tour

 

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’S 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

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

Lake Worth District

Noon – 7 pm

 

Visit the Urban Arts Lofts and Downtown Galleries 
located at Lucerne Avenue and F Street in Lake Worth, FL.  (see listing under Friday, January 23).  Artists and the Lofts invite you to come and experience a day of Art Loft living
.  The walk will include live art demonstrations, assemblage of sculpture, musical and dance performances, ceramic creations, handmade drums and custom built furniture.

 LULA check out www.lakewortharts.com or call 561.493.2550

 

 West Palm Beach Art District

 

CONTINUUM WPB

Noon – 6:00 pm

501 Fern Street   Suite 103
    W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

Collaboration with Whitespace and Northwood to host a food and art tour of our three locations. Trolley service will be provided, with stops including Clematis Street.

Arts, a large pop-up exhibition/performance space located at 501 Fern Street in historic downtown West Palm Beach, just a few blocks from ArtPalmBeach at the Convention Center. The event will be brimming with artworks by some of South Florida’s most exciting artists, along with an array of performances and events that will showcase a wide variety of exceptional local talent.  For more information call:
Trina Slade-Burks  ATB Fine Artists & Designers, LLC
561.714.6674  continuum@atbfineartists.com  http://continuumwpb.blogspot.com/
 

 

Paul Fisher Gallery
218 Clematis  Street   W. Palm Beach, FL
PaulFisher.com

 

CRASH!  has been part of numerous museum and gallery shows around the world focusing on Graffiti and Street Art, and has works in many permanent museum collections. Visually iconic, he has partnered with many companies for projects including Absolut Vodka, Fender Guitars, SoBella Handbags, Levi’s, and most recently, Tumi luggage and Morphik.

 

UBER

ARTSYNERGYUBER_2015

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.

 

 CONTINUUM CONTINUES……

 510 Fern Street  W.Palm Beach, FL  33401

 

 

West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District presents CONTINUUM WPB Arts in partnership with ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy, produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC. CONTINUUM WPB Arts is a pop-up exhibition and performance space located at 501 Fern Street in historic downtown West Palm Beach, just a few blocks from ArtPalmBeach at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The event will be brimming with artwork by some of South Florida’s most exciting artists, along with an array of performances and events showcase on a wide variety of exceptional local talent. For more information contact:Trina Slade-Burks ATB Fine Artists & Designers, LLC  at  561-714-6674 continuum@atbfineartists.com http://continuumwpb.blogspot.com/

 

 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

6:00p.m.-10:00pm.

Fashion Show by Fashion Week West Palm Beach Inc.  Music by DJ Thought of Smooth Bounce Entertainment

 

Friday, January 30, 2015

Noon -11:00 p.m.

KeyFrame Motion

The one day festival showcases a year-long, regionally focused program of events focusing on motion design and interactivity. KeyFrame Motion will present motion graphics work created by talented artists locally and abroad.  Contest and all day workshops. Produced by Grapeseekers. For more information about KeyFrame Motion call 561-603-9647 or email info@keyframemotion.com.

 

Saturday, January 31, 2015

11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Brunch and Lecture.  Discussion panel with art professionals who service the art community.

 

Friday, February 6, 2015

5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Body Painting Contest  and Music by DJ Cole of C-Keys

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Noon – 9:00 p.m.

Closing reception. Artists’ marketplace displaying moderately priced items by CONTINUUM’s Exhibiting artists.

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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

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

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

 

 

 

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Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio

 

 

500 Northwood Road   W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

 

Current Special Exhibition at OSGS Gallery:

 

 

"The Barn" by Jimmy Lee Sudduth

“The Barn” by Jimmy Lee Sudduth

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

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

 

 

 

OSGS Mural

 

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

 

 

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Previous Murals in the Northwood Village area include:

 

 

Eduardo Mendieta

Mural by Eduardo Mendieta

 

 

 

Mural by Craig McInnis

Mural by Craig McInnis

Mural by Amanda Valdes

Mural by Amanda Valdes

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

 

 

 

 

“Holiday Jewels — Wearable Art”

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

Claudia Bloch

 

 

Necklace by Claudia Block

Necklace by Claudia Block

 

 

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

 

 

Claudia Bloch's Bracelet

Claudia Bloch’s Beaded Bracelet

 

 

Claudia Bloch's Beaded Earrings

Claudia Bloch’s Beaded Earrings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Meryl Lefkovich

 

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

 

 

 

Meryl Lefkovitz' Bracelet

Meryl Lefkovich’s Bracelet

 

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

 

Meryl Lefkovich's Bracelet

Meryl Lefkovich’s Bracelet

 

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

 

 

 

Meryl Lefkovich's Earrings and Pendant

Meryl Lefkovich’s Earrings and Pendant

 

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

 

 

Elayna Toby Singer

 

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

 

Elayna Toby Singer's Bracelet

Elayna Toby Singer’s Bracelet

 

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

 

Earrings by Elayna Toby Singer

Earrings by Elayna Toby Singer

 

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

 

 

Custom Framing:

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

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

 

 

 

Artists Needed!!!

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

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

See Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla’s Painting

at the Palm Beach International Airport:

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

"Untitled" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Untitled” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

For more information about OSGS please contact:

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

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

OSGS Presents Special Jimmy Lee Sudduth Exhibit

OSGS continues to stretch its wings and bring a wide variety of artwork to its walls.  The Rickie Report urges you not to miss the current exhibit of Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s work at this Northwood gallery.  Jimmy Lee’s paintings bring us back to a genre most would call Folk Art.  In fact, his work was prominent at the Smithsonian Institution’s Bicentennial Festival of American Folk Life.  His Alabama roots are intertwined with those of OSGS owners, Evelyn Ortiz-Smykla and Jonathon Ortiz Smykla.  His message is universal.  Paint, create, celebrate life!  Here are the details and a sneak peek.

 

 

 

 

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OSGS

Presents Paintings by

Jimmy Lee Sudduth

 

500 Northwood Road    W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

TRR:

This Jimmy Lee Sudduth Exhibition is different from your previous ones.  Please tell our readers more about its significance.

OSGS:

We recently have had some conversations with a private art collector about a collaboration with OSGS.  The conversation went well enough that we’ve been offered three Jimmy Lee Sudduth paintings to exhibit here at OSGS. The name may not ring a bell (as there are many artists in the world) but he’s an artist that not only hits close to home for myself but also with the trending art market for ‘outsider art’, ‘folk art’, and ‘self-taught Southern artists’.  Jimmy Lee is no longer living as he passed away in 2007 (in his 90s). His connection with OSGS is that we have roots in Alabama and Jimmy Lee was born and raised in Fayette, Alabama which is where he spent his entire life.  Also, our exhibited pieces will not be for sale. 

 

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Lee Sudduth's "Three Boys"

Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s “Three Boys”

 

 

TRR:

Art lovers will have an unexpected opportunity to see this historically significant artwork at OSGS.   Please share some of the highlights of Sudduth’s contributions to the art world

OSGS:

Jimmy Lee began collecting pigments from clay, earth, rocks and plants for use in his finger paintings. He used his fingers because “they never wore out.” His numerous works were typically executed on found surfaces such as plywood, doors and boards from demolished buildings. He experimented with mixing his pigments with various binders to make them adhere better, including sugar, soft drinks, instant coffee, and caulk.

 

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Lee Sudduth's "African Princess"

Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s “African Princess”

 

Notable Exhibitions:

1968 – Stillman College (Tuscaloosa, AL) *first exhibition
1971 – Kentuck Festival of the Arts (Northport, AL)
1976 – Smithsonian Institution’s Bicentennial Festival of American Folk Life
*Jimmy Lee played harmonica along with exhibition
1980 – The Today Show & 60 Minutes feature
1995 – Alabama Art Award
1995 – New Orleans Museum of Art (Artist In Residence)
2005 – Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (Montgomery, AL)
Current Collections:
Smithsonian Institution
High Museum of Art
Corcoran Gallery
Birmingham Museum of Art
House of Blues

 

 

We will reference in writing some highlights and are providing a link to the Smithsonian’s website/collection of Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s work: http://www.americanart.si.edu/collections/search/artist/?id=5874

 

 

TRR:

 Many people consider “recycling” and “up-cycling”  a recent phenomenon.  Clearly, this is not the case.

OSGS:

He was one of the early masters of southern self-taught art. Jimmy Lee painted with his finger which he called his brush. That ‘brush’ would never wear out and would die along with him. Although it is commonly believed that Sudduth’s early paintings were executed exclusively in mud and found pigments, such as motor oil or plant juices, in fact, his earliest known paintings contain large amounts of house paint. Anything he could find or get from his helpful neighbors right across the railroad tracks where he worked as a gardener to the Moore family. No one knew, but it was them who really supported Jimmy Lee. His next-door-neighbor, Jack Black, helped Jimmy Lee become the artist he is today through his love and commitment of Alabama art. As his fame grew, dealers advised Sudduth on ways to make his works more permanent and more colorful, and by the 1990s, no longer able to collect his own materials, he began using commercially-sold acrylic paints applied with sponge brushes onto wood panels prepared with a flat black ground.

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Lee Sudduth's, "The Barn"

Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s, “The Barn”

 

TRR:

We understand there is some personal history with Jimmy Lee Sudduth.

OSGS:

Jimmy Lee’s roots and path are all too familiar with both Jonathon and Evelyn’s experiences over the course of 30+ years living in the state of Alabama. Meeting, studying and being a part of Alabama’s fine arts provided first hand insight into the Southern vernacular of life, art and design while engaging in direct relationships with those that were rooted in rural Alabama. The OSGS family was schooled, lived and worked in Northport, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Auburn, and Montgomery, Alabama for around 20 years.

 

 

Jonathon shares, “I was six years old when my Mom was in graduate school at the University of Alabama and she took me to meet Jimmy Lee Sudduth at his home in Fayette, Alabama. I do recall the visit well and remember the home, the dirt roads and his paintings. For me, at that age, it was an experience that was solidified because of the deeply rooted rural Alabama area where he lived and his enthusiasm about his work and our interest in his work.  We are very excited about this opportunity to share art that reflects places and experiences we hold near our hearts”.

 

**some information gathered from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Wikipedia.

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or other art being shown at OSGS, please contact Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla at

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

Ilene Adams on the Road

There is still time for vacation!  The Rickie Report was happy to share some suggestions of art-related places for Ilene Adams to visit as she and her husband, Norm, drove north ending up in Massachusetts.  Ilene, a multi-talented artist in her own right, helps other artists market their work.  Ilene’s artwork can be found at Art on Park (Lake Park) and OSGS (Northwood). She shares her travelogue with our readers as well as some fascinating exhibits and sites.

 

 

 

Ilene Adams On The Road

 

 

Every summer, my husband drives to New Jersey to see his father.  I did that trip in reverse 22 years ago, when one daughter was 3 and I was pregnant with the other one.  I swore I would never do it again.  This year we were invited to one of my best friends son’s wedding in Massachusetts so it made sense that we would combine the trips and drive.  I did my best martyr routine and said I would bite the bullet and make the drive up with my husband. To cope with the long ride decided I would make the most of it and visit old friends, New York and some museums and Mass MoCA in the Berkshires near where the wedding was to be.

 

 

 

 

Armed with Sirius radio and a 1000+ page book on my Nook, we began the journey north on Father’s Day.  We stopped in Jacksonville for lunch to see my youngest daughter (the one I was pregnant with) and then headed up to North Carolina for our midway stop and arrived in New Jersey on Monday.  Tuesday morning I woke up early, eager to visit my old stomping grounds in NYC and took New Jersey Transit to meet my older daughter, Kayla. We visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art where there were several exhibitions I looked forward to seeing.  

 

 

Sculpture from "The Lost Kingdoms"

Sculpture from “The Lost Kingdoms”

 

 

Lost Kingdoms, an exhibit of Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia was one of them. There were about 160 sculptures on loan from the earliest kingdoms of Southeast Asia known as the “lost kingdoms”. It was an amazing collection to see and a once in a lifetime opportunity as it was never seen before in its entirety and most likely won’t be again.

 

 

 

Next stop was the inaugural exhibition at the newly renovated Costume Institute that examined the career of legendary twentieth-century Anglo-American couturier Charles James (1906–1978. It explored James’s design process, specifically his use of sculptural, scientific, and mathematical approaches to construct revolutionary ball gowns and innovative tailoring that continue to influence designers today. The retrospective features approximately sixty-five of the most notable designs James produced over the course of his career, from the 1920s until his death in 1978.   It was beautifully curated and used high tech analytical animations along with text, x-rays, and vintage images to tell the story of each gown’s intricate construction and history. 

 

 

 

Quote from Charles James

Quote from Charles James

 

 

 

 

 

The rooftop installation by Dan Graham is the second in a new series of site-specific commissions for the Museum’s Roof Garden. Comprising curves of steel and two-way mirrored glass set between ivy hedgerows, Graham’s structure is part garden maze, part modernist skyscraper facade. Viewers who enter the work are transformed into performers; in glimpsing their own reflections, they are also made acutely aware of the act of looking.

 

 

 

Dan Graham Exhibit @ Met

Dan Graham Exhibit @ Met

 

 

 

Leaving the museum we strolled through Central Park and had the chance to see Swiss artist Olaf Breuning’s Clouds at the southeast entrance of Central Park, at 5th Avenue and 60th Street. They are 35 feet tall held aloft among the trees. The six bright blue clouds are made of polished and painted aluminum.

 

 

"Clouds"

Olaf Breuning’s “Clouds”

 

 

After dinner in New Jersey with the family, we went back to New York on Wednesday to visit Kayla in her new apartment by Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. I had been to the New York Botanical Gardens many times but had never been to Brooklyn’s and was pleasantly  surprised by its size and beauty.

 

 

At the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

At the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

 

The Botanical Garden, called the premier horticultural attraction in the region by The New York Times, is New York City’s natural wonder, where no matter what the season, something is always in bloom. There are many different gardens with different themes including the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, the fragrant Cranford Rose Garden, the children’s Discovery Garden, and  the Steinhardt Conservatory, containing the world famous C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum. Everything was in bloom and there was a constant riot of color where ever one looked.

 

We spent a few days in New  Jersey visiting friends and then we headed to Lenox, Massachusetts to a great bed and breakfast and a fabulous meal.  After living in Florida for 11 years I was enthralled with the mountains, the trees, the winding roads the fresh air and the quaint shops and galleries. 

 

 

MassMoCa

MassMoCa

 

Saturday morning after a delicious breakfast we jumped in the car and headed to North Adams and Mass MoCA, a museum that did not exist when I lived in Massachusetts and one I have been wanting to visit. I surprised at the size of the complex and what an incredible job was done in converting the factories into a magnificent art space. The design and architecture alone is worth the trip. 

 

 

MassMoCa Tower

MassMoCa Tower

 

Mass MoCa is housed in a converted manufacturing facility that is a vast complex of 19th-century factory buildings. The site’s 26 buildings form an elaborate system of interlocking courtyards and passageways rich with historical association. Bridges, viaducts, elevated walkways, and red brick facades lend a distinct architectural ambiance to the complex. 

 

 

 

Upside Down Tree Sculpture at MassMoCa

Upside Down Tree Sculpture at MassMoCa

 

 

There were several exhibits throughout the complex as well as outside sculptures and installations. Occupying one of the large buildings, a historic mill, with three floors of work is the Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective. Taking nearly six months of intensive drafting and painting by a team of some sixty-five artists and art students, Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective installed the show and it will remain on view for twenty-five years.

 

 

Sol

Sol LeWitt Exhibit

 

Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective comprises 105 of LeWitt’s large-scale wall drawings, spanning the artist’s career from 1969 to 2007. These occupy nearly an acre of specially built interior walls that have been installed—per LeWitt’s own specifications. It is unbelievable to see the scope and intricacies of this work.

 

 

 

T Fernandez Exhibit

Teresita Fernandez Exhibit, “As Above So Below”

Teresita Fernández: “As Above So Below”  exhibit combines graphite and gold to create a series of immersive, interconnected installations whose scale shifts from intimate to vast, from miniature to panoramic. Fernández’s largest solo exhibition to date, As Above So Below is made up entirely of new works.

 

Detail of Fernandez Exhibit

Detail of Fernandez’ Exhibit “Sfumato”

 

 

 

Fernandez’s “Sfumato” (Epic), is a large-scale site-specific installation that spreads across the walls of the museum’s central galleries like an organic swarm. The work consists of over 40,000 small rocks of raw, mined graphite – each with a small, hand-drawn, graphite mark, almost like a cosmic trail – emanating from each fragment. In its entirety, “Epic” functions as a constellation. Up close, individual graphite elements and clusters become miniaturized landscapes of their own.

 

 

Darren Waterston, "Filthy Lucre"

Darren Waterston, “Filthy Lucre”

 

Darren Waterston: Uncertain Beauty is the painter’s D installation “Filthy Lucre” — the centerpiece of Uncertain Beauty — is a contemporary re-imagining of James McNeill Whistler’s 1876 decorative masterpiece Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room. Waterston became fascinated with The Peacock Room both for its unrivaled union of painting and architecture and for its dramatic story of patronage and artistic ego.The artist reimagines and transforms the room into one of decaying extravagance.

 

 

 

Patkin Rug

Izhar Patkin Rug from “The Wandering Veil”

 

 

 

Izhar Patkin: ” The Wandering Veil” is the long-awaited survey of works by the Israeli-born, New York-based artist Izhar Patkin takes over the museum’s largest gallery. This is a fascinating exhibition of the artists works on sheer materials. 

 

 

"Dead Shoshana"

“Dead Shoshana” from The Wandering Veil Exhibit

 

 

 

Many of the works are room-sized images printed on fabrics and and are based on the poems of Agha Shahid Ali. There are several rooms wall size paintings in ink on pleated illusion (tulle curtains), 14 x 22 x 28 each.  There were also some of his sculpture and smaller paintings including Persian rugs painted on screening and other works on various fabrics. http://www.izharpatkin.com/ 

 

 

 

Izhar Patkin Sculpture

Izhar Patkin Sculpture

 

 

There were several other artists’ works shown as well including Mark Dion’s The Octagon Room, In Transit: Between Image and Object, Anselm Kiefer; The Dying of the Light; Film as Medium and Metaphor and Franz West sculptures. I have included some of the images and images of the other parts of Mass MoCa and you can go towww.MassMoCa.org to see more.

 

 

All in all , after 3400 miles, it was a great trip and I had the opportunity to see a wide variety of art , friends, family and landscapes. Maybe I won’t wait 22 years for the next trip!

 

Art-Related Links

 

 

http://www.bbg.org/ (Brooklyn Botanical Gardens)

For more information about Ilene Adams’ artwork or professional art services, please visit:

www.IleneAdamsInc.com

www.IleneAdamsFineArt.com

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New Mural Project in Northwood Brings More Public Art to Galleries, Shops and Restaurants

Murals serve as more than decorations on walls.  They give passersby a glimpse into the neighborhood where murals are displayed on walls of buildings.  The area may be “coming back” or “already there”.  Look at the wide variety and rich cultural history of the murals found in Philadelphia, PA.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share information about the newest mural project in the Northwood Village area of West Palm Beach.  Onlookers are always welcome! Here we focus on the three artists involved, Eduardo Mendieta, Craig McInnis and Amanda Valdes.  The images shown are previous works by the artists at other locations.

 

 

NORTHWOOD VILLAGE

MURAL PROJECT

 

 

 

2417 Spruce Street

2417 Spruce Street

 

 

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.  Two murals will begin in August.  Other artists are waiting for approval of their designs before work can begin.  Eduardo Mendieta is spearheading the project.

 

 

The Process*

 

  • Before an artist can legally create art on a wall there are numerous checklists and approvals that are needed.  Building owner approval and City approval must be obtained.  Contacting the building owner may be a challenge, as it is likely that if a business rents their space they deal with a landlord.  The landlord can give some approvals but when it comes to a mural, the owner is generally the one that needs to sign off on it.  So the process from idea > landlord > owner can be lengthy.  It can also take face-to-face time and usually a presentation to encourage the decision makers that the proposed mural idea is beneficial to not only their business but also to the owner’s profit margins and as a neighborhood improvement.
  • The permitting process usually involves calls to the City, finding the correct department and obtaining the paperwork needed to get a City Permit.  The permit’s cost may depend on the budget of the mural.  For the sake of argument let’s say we take the lesser option and it costs us $75 for the permit.  This same permit needs to be filled out and signed by the owner.  Again, quite possibly another case of permit > landlord > owner.

 

  • A ‘pre-approval’ is the next step.  The real decision of all approvals comes with committees such as Art In Public Places and the CRA Advisory Board.  They oversee anything and everything happening in their appointed districts.  Both of those require a presentation, and it’s best to have some kind of pre-approval heading into it, either from the City or from a Merchant Association, or both depending on what committee you are presenting to.  Someone has to put together a proper presentation filled with photos, mock-ups, approved paperwork, etc.  It’s also noteworthy that committees like these do not meet everyday or even every week so you have to be patient and wait your turn to secure a place on a meeting agenda.  It takes roughly 10 days or so for your permitting paperwork to clear the City in order for you to get on an agenda for presentation.
  • Guess what?  You still haven’t put a single drop of paint on a wall yet!  During these presentations and (fingers crossed) approvals, an appropriate work of art must be selected for the mural space.  This might require an outside juror and a fee so that proper selection is made with fairness.  It takes time to gather all of applicants and their work in order for the jurying process to take place.  If a juror is not in place, a different committee takes on the role of selecting artists, interviewing artists, reviewing portfolios and proposed mock-ups.
  • That whole process takes a lot of time, money and patience.  If a full-time business person is taking on this task, it’s easily hours of preparation and follow-through.  If it were someone’s only job it would likely take them a month or two (at best) to get to a point of painting the wall.  Compare that to a month or two of your own salary on top of the paperwork costs.  For example, if someone was paid $30/hour to complete this task and they worked on it roughly for one month at eight hour work days, their fee would equal $4,800.  You can easily spend 8 hour work days on a project like this when it comes to coordination of phone calls, emails, presentation assembly, time spent traveling to and from meetings and City Hall, selecting the juror(s), contacting, paying…  Or if your committee handles some of the coordination, then it’s the committee meetings that require time and feedback amongst everyone involved. * Information from Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla of OSGS Gallery| Studio

Approved Sites/Proposed Sites

2417  Spruce Ave.has been approved
441  25 Street has been approved
444  25 Street is waiting for approval
The other mural sites are still being work out. We have several options.
 
441 25th Street

441 25th Street

How This All Began

Eduardo had shown some of his work at ArtHouse429 several months ago.  During the Opening Reception,  William Halliday, the owner of gallery introduced me to Sharon McCormick from the West Palm Beach CRA.  She had heard about the Downtown West Palm Beach Stairwell Mural Project which Eddie had helped organize and was one of the contributing artists.  She wanted to do something similar in Northwood Village.
Eduardo is overseeing the whole project as well as painting a mural and hopes to begin this month.  Artists can still apply to paint murals in the future and should contact him.

View From the Ground (Photo Courtesy of Eduardo Mendieta)

View From the Ground (Photo Courtesy of Eduardo Mendieta)

There’s More to the Story

 
 
“The CRA has helped get this project off the ground, but it will need more funding to keep this Mural Project going and cover the neighborhood with beautiful murals. Once we start painting in August, we will be looking for local businesses to sponsor murals by allowing us to paint their exterior walls and help with funding. We will also be organizing fundraisers and other activities to get the public involved,” Eduardo told The Rickie Report.

Previous Mural Art Installations

 

Roosevelt Elementary School Reading Mural by Eduardo Mendieta

Roosevelt Elementary School Reading Mural by Eduardo Mendieta

 EDUARDO MENDIETA

 

 

46 for XLVI Mural Project Indianapolis MD by Eduardo Mendieta

46 for XLVI Mural Project Indianapolis, Indiana by Eduardo Mendieta

 

 

For more information visit: www.eduardomendieta.com

 

 

 

CRAIG McINNIS

 

Mural by Craig McInnis

Mural by Craig McInnis

 
 
Craig tells The Rickie Report, “I have been drawing since I can remember. I decided early on that I would be an Artist. Music and art run through much of my family tree.  I doodled my way through high school and then came to Florida to attend the Art Institute. After graduation I plunged into a varied list of artistic endeavors.  My intent is to stay focused and to NEVER take my creative gifts for granted.”
“All things creative” has been the credo that Craig lives by, when deciding what projects to take on. “I enjoy keeping my workload diverse to help expand my skill set.  I have had the opportunity to make music, record and tour, paint on many different surfaces, illustrate, log many fun hours on Photoshop, create graphics and layouts, create storyboard art and props for a motion picture, apprentice as a tattoo artist, and most recently work behind the scenes to curate, promote and produce art shows for my cohorts. As Co- Founder of Art Synergy I am proud to be part of a dedicated team of art professionals with the goal of promoting local art at National and International levels and facilitate access to art & culture to those who may not have previously had the chance. I love the challenge new creative territory poses.”
Mural by Craig McInnis at Broadway Bagel

Murals by Craig McInnis at Broadway Bagel

Craig is also proud to be Creative Director of Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds over the past 8 years.  “I have done, horror make-up, graphics, talent booking, casting and management, branding, set design, scenic painting,
and my fair share of getting into character.”

Visit Craig at facebook.com/craigartist,    or email at craigart896@hotmail.com

 or go old school and buzz me 561.389.4800

 

 

 

AMANDA VALDES

 

Amanda shares, “I’m very excited to start the Northwood mural project and work with the community to brighten the neighborhood with public art. Northwood is an eclectic area with so much potential. 

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Amanda is an accomplished artists and has created murals for other cities. She says, “I feel like Northwood is starting to blossom into something even greater than it is now.”

 
 

Visit Amanda on Facebook: www.facebook.com/avaldesart 

amanda@amandavaldes.com 
www.amandavaldes.com

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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.

 

 

Pamela Acheson Myers

 

 

 

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

 

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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

 

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Emmanuel Gonzalez Shares “Keys to the Cities” and Exhibits at OSGS

Emmanuel Gonzalez has been very busy painting and the community is richer for his efforts.  We met Emmanuel as an emerging artist only two years ago and are spellbound by his achievements thus far.  In this article, The Rickie Report looks at his winning entry for “Keys to the Cities” and his exhibit at OSGS | Gallery Studio in Northwood.  Expect to see more from this young, talented creative!

 

 

 

 

Emmanuel Gonzalez

 

 

Emmanuel presents his "Keys to the Cities"

Emmanuel Gonzalez presents his “Keys to the Cities” to Kathi Kretzer

 

KEYS TO THE CITIES

Kathi Kretzer, founder of the Kretzer Piano Music Foundation, announced the KEYS TO THE CITIES  artists, including Emmanuel Gonzalez.  After six long months of colorful creativity, a unique collaboration of sight and sound was unveiled in November, 2013.  

 

18 Pianos, 18 Pianists, 17 Artists, 1,584 Keys

 

 

 

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Emmanuel Gonzalez and his Piano

 

Kathi Kretzer shared, “The judges and board members could not have been any more pleased with the fabulous results of choosing Emmanuel Gonzales to paint one of our pianos for the Kretzer Piano Music Foundation’s Keys to the Cities event.  During the event,  his piano was chosen to be on display at the Palm Beach Cultural Council location in Lake Worth where it was performed on by many talented pianists including Dr. Roberta Rust, Chair of the Piano Department at Lynn Conservatory of Music and Dr. Robin Arrigo.” As many as twenty used baby grand and upright pianos were donated by the Kretzer Piano Music Foundation. 

 

 

Impromptu Concert with Emmanuel's Piano

An Impromptu Concert with Emmanuel’s Piano

 

The event featured formal and impromptu concerts by professionals and passersby in an open festival of music.  After their public debut, the pianos were donated to local children’s charities and community organizations, enriching lives for years to come.  One of the pianists added, ” Emmanuel’s piano showed great creativity as well as good use of textures and colors and was a favorite of many who saw all 18 painted pianos.  His work is extraordinary.”

 

 

 

Close up of Emmanuel's Piano

Close up of Emmanuel’s Piano

 

 

Emmanuel explains, “I wanted to create a piano that had a traditional yet organic feel to it. I first sanded the entire piano to remove the high gloss finish that the piano had. Using brown paper and old music sheets, I covered the entire piano and distressed it giving it an old, weathered antique feel.  Using  gold leaf accents to create contrast and depth I coated the legs, seat and underside of the piano.  700 5×5 inch sheets of gold leaf was used for this process !  The subject matter I used was a traditional 1950’s microphone surrounded by roses to convey a jazz lounge nightclub vibe.  I drew accent lines over the paintings to give movement and life to the image. Once everything was completed I coated the piano with four coats of polyurethane varnish to protect it and give it a slick finish.”

 

 

 

Another view

Another view of the Piano, Showing Emmanuel’s Details

 

 

 EMMANUEL’S FINE ART

 
 
Emmanuel Gonzalez’ interest in art is life long.  He began entering State-wide art competitions in the 1990’s and has shown in galleries nation-wide.  Most recently, Emmanuel’s work was included in the Art Palm Beach/Art Synergy exhibit at Continuum. 
 
Emmanuel at Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio

Emmanuel at Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio

 

Emmanuel shares, ” I explore the past and present through realism and portraiture. My body of work includes a growing retrospective of American icons, where each piece is presented as a fragment in a larger American patchwork. 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.”

 

 

"Sitting Bull" by Emmanuel Gonzalez

“Sitting Bull” by Emmanuel Gonzalez

 

He goes on, “The “recognition factor” of my subjects reaffirms the identity and unique cultural perspective of a specific group while simultaneously establishing an  “otherness” with viewers outside of a given group. I use pencil, pastels, oil, acrylic, 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 Gonzalez' artwork at Continuum

Emmanuel Gonzalez’ artwork at Continuum, part of Art Palm Beach/Art Synergy

 

 

This native Floridian, multi-media artist is full of energy.  From 2001 -2009, he had nine SOLO exhibits in addition to taking part in other gallery shows and competitions: DCOTA -Design Center of the Americas: “Palm Beach Collector” (Dania Beach, Florida), Catalyst Gallery (Historic Downtown Sanford, Florida),  Voight Galleries International (Palm Beach, Florida), Autumns Skye Gallery (West Palm Beach, Florida), 2013 “Endangered species” exhibit- Wynnwood Art District- Art Basel, to name a few.  

 

 

"Nevermore" by Emmanuel Gonzalez

“Nevermore” by Emmanuel Gonzalez

 

Emmanuel’s work can be found in private as well as corporate collections: The Chesterfield Hotel (Palm Beach Florida), Friars Club (New York, New York), Jim Towey, Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, Palm Beach Collector, Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA) and Helen Rosberg (Wrigley Heir).  He is also available for commissions: 27 x 4 foot mural, West Palm Beach Fire Department, Station 1,  Designed website for author Helen Rosburg, www.helenrosburg.com, Illustrated “This Is The Book of Arabesque” for author Helen Rosburg, Cover art for Gary Davis film “The Nubian Vampire” and Poster and brochure for Gary Davis film “She is a spy too?”

 

 

Sneak Peak of Emmanuel's upcoming Show at

Sneak Peak of Emmanuel’s upcoming Show at Autumns Sky Gallery in May

 

Emmanuel is currently showing his artwork at OSGS (Ortiz Smykla|Gallery-Studio at 500 Northwood Road in West Palm Beach, FL).   For more information please contact: Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla  at OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio  p: 561-833-2223  e: OSGSart@hotmail.com   www.OSGSart.com

 

 

 

 

To contact Emmanuel please visit: www.Emmanuelart.com  or  www.facebook.com/Artbyemmanuel  or email him at: emmanuelart@gmail.com

 

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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.  

 

http://rockhall.com/inductees/the-allman-brothers-band/bio/

 

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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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.

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“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.
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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 

 

 

 

 

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"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.

 

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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