Susan Oakes and Joan Lustig Exhibit At Cultural Council Biennial

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





601 Lake Avenue      Lake Worth, FL 33460


Exhibit Runs May 15 through August 29


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



"Inward" by Susan Oakes

“Inward” by Susan Oakes




Susan Oakes


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



"Mandevilla" by Susan Oakes

“Mandevilla” by Susan Oakes


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


"Red Hibiscus" by Susan Oakes

“Red Hibiscus” by Susan Oakes


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



For more information please contact Susan Oakes at  or call







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





"Blue Shape" by Joan Lustig

“Blue Shape” by Joan Lustig

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


For more information please contact Joan Lustig at  561.842.3698  or email



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Frances Lynn’s Artistry Takes the Palm Beaches by Storm With Multiple Exhibits and SOLO Show

Frances Lynn will have her artwork featured in a number of different venues around Palm Beach County this winter!  A native of West Palm Beach, Frances is an award-winning oil painter.  The Rickie Report celebrates Frances’ creativity and warmth as we bring you details of her upcoming exhibits in this article.



Frances Lynn



This winter, local artist Frances Lynn takes the Palm Beaches by Storm!  West Palm Beach artist, Frances Lynn is scurrying to finish paintings for multiple exhibits in a number of local venues this winter. The award-winning oil painter is a true local. She grew up in West Palm Beach in the 1950s, graduated Palm Beach High School in 1968, and earned a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Florida. After a successful corporate career, she returned to the area a few years ago and is active in several community art groups.



"Garden Landscape"

“Garden Landscape”



Her stunning oil paintings will hang in a SOLO show at Northern Trust, 11301 U.S. Hwy One, North Palm Beach from Jan 2-29, 2014. The show will include about 40 Florida and Georgia landscapes, as well as recent plein air work. The public is invited to visit during bank hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Please call 561-622-4600 to be sure the exhibit space is not reserved for a special event.



"Riverbend Bridge"

“Riverbend Bridge”


She is a signature member of the prestigious Artists Guild of Boca Raton Museum of Art and on the Board of Directors of Artists of Palm Beach County, where she is also an Artist-in-Residence at the group’s Art on Park Gallery, 800 Park Avenue, Lake Park. There she can be found working at her easel in a gallery space that holds at least a dozen of her masterful Florida landscapes as well as many plein air paintings.



"West Palm Station"

“West Palm Station”


In connection with Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places program, her painting “West Palm Station” hangs at Palm Beach International Airport through Feb. 2014. The public is invited to an artist reception Jan. 15 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on the second level of PBIA.


"Spanish Stucco"

“Spanish Stucco”


As a key member of Plein Air Palm Beach, she paints outdoors throughout Palm Beach County at various public parks and places, including downtown Delray Beach, Lake Worth, the Society of Four Arts Gardens, and Grassy Waters. The Palm Beach Cultural Center will host a show of the group’s plein air work in February.



"House on Riceville Road"

“House on Riceville Road”


“I’m fascinated by the constant change in what we consider our secure and familiar environment, and I find most satisfaction from painting live, on location,” she tell The Rickie Report. “I hope to capture the energy and essence of what appears right now, particularly those everyday scenes that are so much a part of our lives and that we take for granted until they disappear. Painting from direct observation is to me the most real and honest way to live in that moment.”


For more information please contact: Frances Lynn  at  or  or call 678-677-5222



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