Award Winning Jewelry Artist Sandy Ryter Announces Bargain Trunk Show Just In Time For Mother’s Day On Saturday, May 7, 2022 One-Of-A-Kind Designs Are Statement Pieces For Your Wardrobe

Award winning jewelry artist, Sandy Ryter is having an “END of SEASON” bargain trunk show just in time for Mother’s Day on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Sandy uses glass and other mixed media to create her one-of-a-kind designs that will transport anyone’s wardrobe to the next level.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boca Pointe Country Club     Boca Raton, FL.

 

 

Email to get gate access and directions:  SandyRyter@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandy Ryter is a unique jewelry designer who has incorporated her fine arts knowledge from the Massachusetts College of Art with her vast travel and cultural experiences. She likes to call her award- winning jewelry “wearable sculpture”. Sandy’s greatest influence comes from the fashion icon, Iris Apfel who is not afraid to make a spirited statement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most of Sandy’s designs have elements from her bead collection acquired from many countries such as The Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, China and Thailand. She enjoys travel and volunteering her time for a local art organization. She is Vice President at Large for “Women In The Visual Arts” (WITVA). Sandy is a Resident Artist of the American Cruise Lines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Her work has been shown and/or sold in a variety of South Florida Galleries including: the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery in Boca Raton, the former Artists Guild in Boca Raton, the Cornell Museum of Art in Delray Beach, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the Armory Gallery in West Palm Beach, The Lighthouse Gallery in Tequesta, the former Seldom Seen Gallery in Ft. Lauderdale, the former Linda White Gallery in Boca Raton, and the Artists Alley in Delray Beach. Her work is also in the private collection of the art dealer Sandra Neustadter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Sandy has won numerous jewelry artist awards (see Awards section on website www.RyterDesignStudio.com).  

 

 

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Artist Debbie Mostel Turned “Hearts of Mirasol” Sculpture Into Major Fundraising Opportunity For Local Charities In Palm Beach County

Today, the Winter Solstice is known as “the darkest day of the year”. What better time to celebrate artist Debbie Mostel? Her “Hearts of Mirasol” Sculpture has brought hundreds of thousands of dollars to local charities in Palm Beach County. Let’s celebrate the light that she brings to the community!  The Rickie Report shares the behind-the-scenes photos, details and an interview with Debbie Mostel.

 

 

Debbie Mostel’s

 

 

“Hearts    of    Mirasol”    Sculpture

 

 

 

“Hearts of Mirasol” sculpture by Debbie Mostel

 

Debbie Mostel is a multi-talented artist who has won numerous awards with her sculptures and designs and whose jewelry has been worn by celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, January Jones, Laverne Cox, Christie Brinkley, Patti LaBelle, Emily Blunt and many others. Yet something she always wanted to do was to turn her love of art – sculptures, in particular – into a powerful way to raise substantial funds for charitable organizations.

 

 

Debbie Mostel and Valerie Crosson

 

Valerie Crosson had a great track record for commissioning fantastic, large, highly visible sculptures that help raise millions of dollars for charitable causes. Following her previous success with the UNICEF Snowflake, which hangs in Manhattan above 5th Avenue at 57th Street, she joined The Mirasol Foundation board for 2020-21.  With guidance from the Palm Beach Cultural Council, Valerie contacted 7 regional artists – including Debbie Mostel – and issued a Request for Proposals to create a piece with “hanging hearts” to help reunite the residents of the Mirasol community, many of whom felt disconnected due to social gathering restrictions due to COVID.

 

Valerie and Debbie found a bond and similarities in their vision for the piece. Valerie recommended Debbie and the board approved. Then Debbie spent six months working on the sculpture. Debbie said she was “driven by the importance of giving back to our local community affected by Covid – and giving the Mirasol community a legacy sculpture that would renew that sense of oneness every time it was viewed.” It is now a permanent installation in the entrance of the Club.

 

 

The idea was to use “hanging hearts” as a centerpiece for a major fundraising effort – largely because the onset of the COVID pandemic made traditional fundraising methods impractical.

 

 

Initial Drawings for “Hearts of Mirasol” by Debbie Mostel

 

 

Putting   It   Together….

Top: Five 1’’ thick, 6’ wide, 5’ tall furniture-grade laser cut Lucite make up the “Tree/Wave”

Middle: The garden has 149 clear hand-blown glass nautilus and spheroid forms; the beginnings of all life.

Bottom: 850 Czechoslovakian cut crystal hearts in 7 layers in the form of an electrocardiogram with a big M for Mirasol in the center.

The sculpture is in a state of perpetual illumination, which you can’t help but be drawn into its tranquil beauty.

 

 

 

Debbie Mostel working with glass components for “Hearts of Mirasol” Sculpture

 

On the finished work, each of the 850 hearts represents an individual donor and the amounts donated varied from $150 up to $5000; a total in the hundreds of thousands of dollars was raised. Once it was unveiled, Valerie said the piece is a “great success, connecting people at a time when we couldn’t be together” and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to benefit area charities.

 

 

Debbie Mostel working on the structure for “Hearts of Mirasol” Sculpture

 

 

 

 

A video on the building of the sculpture can be seen on Debbie Mostel’s website:

 https://www.debbiemosteldesigns.com/

 

 

 

 

Close-up of 850 Czechoslovakian cut crystal hearts in 7 layers in the form of an electrocardiogram with a big ‘M’ for Mirasol in the center.

 

 

Q   &   A   with   Debbie   Mostel

 

Q: Who are some of your favorite artists?

D.M.:  H.C. Westerman ( Humor and moral commentary), Frida Kahlo ( Honesty), Georgia O’Keeffe (Sensual examination of Nature), Beth Lipman (She is brave), Everything at Burning Man, and Keith Haring (Everything).

 

Q: What inspired you for your Hearts of Mirasol design?

D.M.: While talking with Valerie Crosson (director of fundraising and Chair of the Hearts of Mirasol Campaign), we spoke of the core values concerning the project, the importance of giving back to our local community affected by Covid and giving the Mirasol community a legacy sculpture that would renew that sense of oneness every time it was viewed. (It is now a permanent installation in the entrance of the Club!) 

 

She just asked me to design something with 450 to 850 hearts that would represent the donors to the piece. That was it. I thought about how living in Palm Beach County we all have a connection to the ocean, our beaches, our hurricanes, the rising tides… you can’t trivialize the relationship. Then I thought about the “Tree of Life,” windblown – like on the California coast – and combining it with a wave felt utterly compelling.  The piece is a triptych.  The “Heartbeat of Mirasol” was an inspiration that took 6 months to build.

 

 

Debbie Mostel’s Design in progress 

 

Q: What is your driving passion in making your art designs? Is there any reason you choose one medium over another? 

D.M.: I would have to say light and emotion. All my work has a message of humor, nature, ecology, or human experiences. I love working with ancient and futuristic components, the contrast and conversion, especially with metal and glass.

 

Q: What is a piece of art you want to make that is on your bucket list?

D.M.: I have no bucket list except to keep exploring and growing as an artist and a human…sounds corny but true.

 

Q: You clearly love the theme of water. Where did that come from and how do you communicate your passion for that in your works of art?

D.M.: Growing up on the ocean on Eastern Long Island, a crowded day you could spot 20 people as far as you could see! I would be in my p.j.’s on the beach eating cheerios. I loved the solitude. I could walk or swim for miles without seeing a soul. I was fearless (and naive). Up with the sunrise, taking note of tides and horseshoe crabs, sea glass and shells. I started making art on the beach with what washed ashore at a very young age.

 

 

Close-up of “The Garden” area of Debbie Mostel’s sculpture

 

All Photos courtesy of  Richard McConnell

 

 

 

 

About      Debbie      Mostel:

 

 

 

 

Debbie Mostel at The Breakers

Debbie Lee Mostel, a longtime resident of Palm Beach Gardens, is a designer/artist who is also a science-based thinker and who sees wonder in every drop of water and every blade of grass. It is this sense of curiosity that Debbie thrives on, exploring new mediums and continually growing as an artist. Debbie’s career has incorporated painting, contemporary fine art, sculpture, jewelry design, and kinetics! 

 

During a charmed 15-year career as a fashion jewelry designer, retailers such as Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom carried some of her designs and Debbie’s designs were featured in publications such as The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

 

 

Debbie Mostel at International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium , 2019

 

 

After Debbie took time off to raise her son the urge to create beckoned and she went back to college for landscape design and a new career. But working in the gardens pulled her back to her roots as a sculptor, painter, and jewelry design. 

 

Her national recognition is underscored by artist and writer, Bruce Helander, who said, “Mostel takes the viewer on an anything-goes journey.” Debbie’s artistry has been recognized internationally and nationally in juried exhibitions with three Best in Show awards, four First Place awards, and numerous other awards. 

 

In between these exhibits, Debbie worked for Tom Matthews, an event planner in Palm Beach, as their Resident Artist, creating hanging light sculptures in Mar a Lago and Mosaic topiaries for the Surf Club as well as creating special environments for the Flagler Museum, Breakers, Brazilian Court and Colony Hotel. The Norton Museum of Art has featured Debbie in their Art After Dark series. She had been a member of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), Lighthouse ArtCenter, The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and Artists of Palm Beach County. 

 

 

 

Debbie Mostel

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE HEARTS OF MIRASOL SCULPTURE :

  • The sculpture is one of a kind and was designed and created by Debbie Lee Mostel, with support from Globadyne Production and Design. The “Hearts of Mirasol” sculpture is 6’ wide, 16” deep and 8’ high. It features a dramatic 5’ tall tree blowing in the wind, forming the crest of a Florida ocean wave also evoking the form of The Tree of Life – thus, a cresting willow.

 

  • The Tree of Life sits in a garden where 140 hand blown nautilus shapes emerge like crocus flowers in early Spring, representing the natural landscaping of Mirasol.

 

  • The base of the sculpture features 850 hanging Svarovski and Czechoslovakian cut crystal hearts in the form of an EKG, the heartbeat of the community of Mirasol. Each heart represents the donors.

 

  • Although very subdued, the heartbeat forms an /M’ for The Mirasol Foundation. Scattered throughout the piece are 26 iridescent hearts which represent the higher-level donors and one very special light blue heart, which represents the management and staff of Mirasol and the Mirasol Foundation. Special recognition goes to Valerie Crosson, whose vision is an integral part of this design.

 

 

ABOUT THE MIRASOL FOUNDATION INC. : 

The Mirasol Foundation, Inc. is a volunteer charitable organization established, directed, and supported by the residents of Mirasol in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The mission of The Mirasol Foundation is to raise, administer and distribute funds to civic, cultural, educational, social and health-related non-profit, section 501(C)(3) organizations in Palm Beach County and surrounding communities. More information about the foundation can be found on their website, https://www.mirasolcc.com/mfi.

 

 

 

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Sculptor, Kinetic Creator, And Fine Artist Debbie Lee Mostel Shares Her Quirky New “Wonder Sponge” Bringing Delight To Our Chores

Debbie Lee Mostel is a science-based thinker/designer/artist who sees wonder in every drop of water and behind every blade of grass.  Her awards for kinetic designs, art-in-public places commissions, forward-looking  jewelry, sculptures, and paintings all point to her drive for innovation. Her inventive nature and lack of tolerance for wastefulness has culminated in “Debbie’s Wonder Sponge”!  Debbie shows us how to take the drudgery out of cleaning up a mess by adding her unique twist of creativity.  The Rickie Report shares the details and photos here while we marvel at this serious artist’s unending capacity for joy, humor and practicality!

 

 

 

 

 

Debbie Lee Mostel’s training with master goldsmith Ellen Broker and master silversmith Hans Christensen of Denmark gave her the base for transforming her creative ideas into solid businesses. Early in Debbie’s career, after a stint at Tiffany’s, she formed her own company. Her work in the wholesale jewelry business brought her acclaim with designs being carried by Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Henri Bendel, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Her jewelry was seen in many Richard Avedon fashion photographs. Debbie has sold her one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry (many made from lamp worked glass she created) at the prestigious juried Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show.

 

 

 

Debbie Lee Mostel’s Wonder Sponges!

 

 

 

Debbie tells The Rickie Report, “I’m the type of artist/designer that thrives on exploring new mediums. Like the shark…I have to keep moving. My formal education started with Metal and Glass, decades later I found myself in a fruitful career of painting and sculpture as well.  My sense of curiosity is what I thrive on, exploring new mediums and continually growing as an artist”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  Your formal education (BFA California College of the Arts and Pratt Institute in New York) began in metal and glass, under the tutelage of glass visionary Marvin Lipofsky (student of Harvey Littleton) and included workshops with Dale Chihuly. You have a fruitful career that has incorporated painting, sculpture, and kinetics! Most of us know you as a fine artist who has garnered awards and accolades to fill albums.  What brought you to designing a sponge?

DLM:

So remember that floor mop in the form of slippers? Good concept but ugly and inconvenient. Enter my beautiful sloppy dog named Lucky. He drinks from his bowl, slobbers down his chin, drips all over the house and looks at me, and says “Mom help, I’m a mess. My face is wet, the floor is an embarrassment, what can you do?” After years of exhaustingly wasting paper towels, bending, and wiping,  I thought of that slipper and said to myself “ I can design something better. Something easy to use, cost-effective, and aesthetically appealing”.

 

 

Debbie Lee Mostel’s Wonder Sponges!

 

 

TRR:  Taking spinning VCR motors, trap doors, wind-up toys, and even a Slinky, you caught the attention of Tom Shadyac, director of many Jim Carey movies with one of your Globe series.  Please take us through your process with these sponges.

 

 

DLM:

After months of trial and error, I came up with Debbie’s Wonder Sponge. Friends and neighbors all wanted one (or two), so I introduced the Sponge at trade shows where I exhibit my Designer Jewelry. When I demonstrated the sponges on a piece of linoleum, they started flying out the door!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRR: In between exhibits, you worked for Tom Matthews, an event planner in Palm Beach as their Resident Artist creating hanging light sculptures at Mar a Lago and mosaic topiaries for the Surf Club. You’ve created specialty environments for the Flagler Museum, Breakers, Brazilian Court, and Colony Hotel, to name a few. Debbie’s Wonder Sponges ARE clever and pretty.  How have people reacted?

 

 

DLM:

 

The only complaint I’ve gotten so far is that some people think they are too pretty to get dirty. Nonsense! It’s functional art.  Now customers are buying 6 or 8 at a time to give as gifts.

Debbie’s Wonder Sponge! “You’ll wonder how you lived without it!”

Don’t waste money on paper towels for all those little clean-up needs.

Machine wash and dry. Handpainted with acrylic fabric paint so will NEVER run, fade or crack.

A functional piece of little art that helps you enjoy a happy, healthy home.

Leave it by the sink for a quick cleanup of water spots then spray a little disinfectant on the counter and WOOSH…happy and healthy.

Leave it on the floor, step on it and PUSH!!!!…water spots and spills instantly gone. From water dispenser to sloppy dog!

 

 

 

Debbie Lee Mostel’s Wonder Sponges!

 

 

TRR:  Where are you selling them?

DLM:  On my Etsy site – and shipping is free!

 

 

More about Debbie Lee Mostel:

 The Norton Museum of Art has featured Debbie in their Art After Dark series. She is a member of National Association go Women Artists (NAWA), Lighthouse ArtCenter, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, and Artists of Palm Beach County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sharon Koskoff Fosters Community With Innovative “Alone Together: A Corona Crises Collage”

Sharon Koskoff has created a unique art exhibit, “ALONE TOGETHER: A Corona Crises Collage” by inviting area artists to submit photos of their original works of art. The 6″ x 6″ images have been merged into a 5′ x 30 ‘ large scale mural which will be seen at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in Lake Worth Beach.  Available June 13 through July 18, it can be viewed virtually with an Opening Interview and Overview on Saturday, June 13 via FaceBook and Instagram.  Art lovers and patrons can purchase a print-on-demand (includes shipping) photo of their choice to benefit the PBC Artist Relief Fund.  The Rickie Report is excited to have taken part in the initial Call to Artists and cannot wait to see the finished mural! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cultural Council Website / Artist Exhibition

 

By:

Sharon Koskoff

 

 

“Alone Together: A Coronavirus Crisis Collage”

… A Socially Distant Installation

 

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Saturday, June 13, 2020

 1:00 PM

 

 

LIVE Virtual Online Interview Opening ~ Facebook & Instagram

 

 

LIVE Facebook… https://facebook.com/palmbeachculture

LIVE Instagram… https://www.instagram.com/palmbeachculture/

 

 

 

Mural Dimensions:   30-feet wide by 5-feet tall

Collage Inclusions:   164 Six-inch Squares

Submissions by:   113 PBC Artists

 

 

Benefitting PBC Artist Relief Fund

 

 

June 13 – July 18, 2020

 

 

 

Cultural Council for Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth Florida

 

 

 

Community Artist, Sharon Koskoff spent March, April & May 2020, COVID-19 quarantine time, creating a three-dimensional, mixed-media, mural installation. Koskoff sent out a Call to Artists online and incorporated 164 six-inch square artworks submitted by 113 artists. The works were created “during or inspired by“ their time ALONE in the pandemic crisis. She felt the need to connect with other artists and inspire creativity during this unprecedented and isolating experience. She says, “My goal is to keep all artists productive and working! I built this large-scale mural in the confines of my home, while communicating with other artists, and within the limitations of my computer, printer and ordering materials online. This undertaking has given me a great sense of sanity, in this insane world!” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharon Koskoff tells The Rickie Report,  “While living alone with underlying health issues and a stay-at-home order in Delray Beach, I knew I had to stay connected and stay active! As a community motivator and public mural artist, I challenged other Palm Beach County artists to submit a square- sized creation of something relevant that they had made or that inspired them during quarantine. The overwhelming results have kept my creative spirits intact while giving participants a sense of pride, purpose and recognition”.

 

 

 

A is for Antibodies that fight infection

L is for always for Love

O is for keeping your Mask ON!

N is for the New Normal

E is for Education & Empathy TOGETHER 2020

 

500 Hours

164 Six-Inch Squares

139 Headlines Honoring those in Heaven

113 Artists

72 Days of Quarantine

36 Toilet Paper tubes 9 Cut-Outs

 

 

 

Prints of the individual pieces are for sale on the Council’s website, www.palmbeachculture.com

To benefit the Council’s Artist Relief Fund, which provides small grants to creative professionals in need.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enthusiastically, we are all connected through the internet.

 

 

Prints of the individual pieces are for sale on the Council’s website, www.palmbeachculture.com

to benefit the Council’s Artist Relief Fund, which provides small grants to creative professionals in need.

 

For more information:

Sharon Koskoff is an arts instructor of mixed media collage at Creative Arts School at Old School Square in Delray Beach and an Honorary Lifetime member of WITVA.

www.BySharon.com

www.ArtDecoPB.org

www.ArtintheAlley.org

Studio 561 276-9925    Cell 561 699-7899

Email to:  BySharon@icloud.com

Be Safe and Feel Free to connect with Sharon at BySharon@ArtDecoPB.org

 

 

 

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Art Synergy Aid Auction Opens Today With OneCause/BidPal Online. Supporting Local Artists, Generating Grants, And Making The World A Better Place

The Art Synergy AID Auction opens TODAY, with OneCause/BidPal (online auctions) and continues through Friday, May 22 at midnight.  Art Synergy is the unique movement of artists, businesses, and civic leaders committed to unifying and promoting the diverse culture of South Florida’s vibrant arts community.  Co-founder of Art Synergy, Rolando Chang Barrero and museum-collected artist Camilla Webster have called their respective networks to come together to deliver financial solutions to the community.  Sign up now.  It is free!  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks. Start bidding!  The artists whose financial contributions to our economy in the past deserve our support NOW!  Meet the participating artists on Thursday, May 21, 2020. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ART   SYNERGY   AID   AUCTION

Monday, May 18  at  8:00 am

through

Friday,  May 22  at  midnight

 

 

 

Online: https://one.bidpal.net/artsynergyaid2020/auction

 

 

Meet  the  Artists  of  Art  Synergy  on  ZOOM

 

 

May 21, 2020   6:00   PM

Contact  ArtSynergyPBC@Gmail.com  for password

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The auction which begins TODAY at 8 am and concluded on May 22, 2020 at midnight features over 70 local artists who will be donating 50% of their sales to the Art Synergy AID Fund which will make grants of up to $500 for local artists in crisis due to the COVID19 pandemic.  

A Meet the Artists on Zoom is planned for this Thursday at 6 PM and will be broadcast Live on social media, otherwise you’ll need to contactArtSynergyPBC@gmail.com  to link and password to participate. More info will be available atwww.ArtSynergy.org

 

 

The Art Synergy AID Auction

…a benefit for Art Synergy AID Fund

 

Browse, buy, or bid today ~ help support your local art community!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Request Meet and Greet Link Now at ArtSynergyPBC@gmail.com

 

To donate directly to the ArtSynergy Aid fund to support these artists:

DONATE NOW

 

 

Get to know our friends and organizers:

Hindman Auctions Palm Beach

The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County

Dave Lawrence  Jessica Ransom  Shaun Castillo


The Art Altruist


Camilla Webster  Kate List  Guy Clark  Kate Waterhouse Valeray Francisco  Kelly Luchini  Steve Watson
Who are sponsoring Art Synergy during their     Inaugural Auction | 05.29.20

Note: The amount of the contribution that is deductible for federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess of money (and the fair market value of property other than money) contributed over the value of goods or services provided by the organization.  Art Synergy is a exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code: EIN #47-4791072

 

The Art Altruist is a group of Palm Beach art leaders with a global reputation.

Follow us on Instagram: @TheArtAltruist for more information.

 

 

About Hindman:

Hindman is one of the nation’s leading fine art auction houses connecting cities nationwide to the global art market and providing expertise across all categories, sales channels and price points. Headquartered in Chicago, Hindman is home to 150 employees, with additional offices in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Milwaukee, Naples, Palm Beach, Scottsdale and St. Louis. Visit: hindmanauctions.com for more information.Camilla Webster, Kate Waterhouse, Guy Clark and Valeray Francisco will lead the organization of  the first Altruistic Art Auction via Hindman Auctions to create funds for the Art Synergy Aid Fund.

 

 

Special Thanks to our Partners and Supporters:

 

 

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Deborah Bigeleisen Offers Virtual One-On-One Painting Lessons, From Novice To Established Artists

Deborah Bigeleisen‘s artworks are in private and corporate collections around the world.  What makes her distinctive is her ability to discuss art and teach techniques in a down-to-earth manner which not only brings you into her artworld, but expands yours! Artists, from beginners to established, will not only benefit but enjoy the One-On-One Virtual Painting Lessons she is offering.  Deborah includes time to get acquainted and see your current work. She then offers half hour or hour long lessons.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos of her newest works.  Have you always wanted to explore your creative voice?  Now is the time!

 

 

 

VIRTUAL    ONE-ON-ONE    PAINTING    LESSONS

 

WITH     INTERNATIONALLY     RENOWNED

 

ARTIST

 

DEBORAH     BIGELEISEN

   

 

Direct from my studio to your studio/workspace via Zoom

 

 

 

Deborah Bigeleisen working in her studio

 

 

Have you always wanted to explore YOUR  CREATIVE  VOICE?

“CREATIVITY is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” – Mary Lou Cook

 

 

 

Have You Wanted To TAKE Art Lessons ?

NOW is  THE TIME  !  

 

 

Deborah Bigeleisen Demonstrating for one of her Group Classes

 

 

Deborah Bigeleisen shares her excitement with The Rickie Report, ” I’m giving 1-on-1 painting lessons via Zoom from my studio to yours!  My approach is ideal for beginners and established artists as well.  We’ll paint together on a subject that inspires and excites you ~ if you are a serious artist or just want to have some fun being creative!  For those who are new to Zoom, I will coach you through the process, which is not intimidating.   Zoom allows you to “share”/see my monitor so that we can address specific points.

 

 

 

Here’s how the classes work:

 

 

FIRST:  We talk by phone, get acquainted,  and talk about your goals. Then we arrange a lesson time.

We’ll also talk about materials, what you have, or if you are starting from scratch.

You can use either acrylic or oil paints.

SECOND:  You will text me or email me a jpg of the image that you want to paint along with a few words as to why you like it.  If you want to work on a painting in progress, and you are stuck, tell me why.

THIRD: When the lesson goes live:

I’ll be prepared in my studio to demonstrate any number of things from how to start a painting from a blank canvas, to showing you how to effectively use different size and shaped brushes, and how to achieve many different effects whether you are working in acrylics or oils.

I also use Photoshop as a teaching tool, and will have your work already uploaded to work on.

 

Cost:

Initial complimentary 1/2hr. session to get acquainted and for you to get a feeling for how the class works.

1/2 hr session: $30 

1 hour session: $50

Classes must be booked and paid for at least 24 hrs in advance

Payment:

Payment is required in advance of the session via Zelle or PayPal  or via her web site  www.deborahbigeleisen.com

For Zelle, just download the app to your phone and follow the prompts; it is cell number driven.

 

Email: info@deborahbigeleisen.com     

    561.351.8755   

      www.deborahbigeleisen.com

 

 

        Deborah Bigeleisen working in her studio

 

 

 

See all of the information on the Painting Classes Menu Tab on my website:

 www.deborahbigeleisen.com

And……..

LET’S   START   PAINTING !!!

         

Deborah Bigeleisen’s Workspace

Here’s the link to the video…

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ek2bq5JNDo2RyRc87

 

 

 

 

Deborah’s paintings are included in corporate and private collections world-wide. They have been published in fine art books, and featured in influential magazines such as Architectural Digest, Art & Antiques, and Florida Design.  My work has been juried into numerous museum exhibitions including the Boca Raton Museum of Art, The Platt/Bornstein Galleries at American Jewish University in Los Angeles, and the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center in Brooklyn, NY. My paintings are sold through fine art galleries and international contemporary art fairs across the United States. Please visit my web site to see the full range of my work   www.deborahbigeleisen.com

 

561.351.8755

Email: info@deborahbigeleisen.com         

Website:   www.deborahbigeleisen.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Art Synergy Announces 2 Art Auctions, Including A Local Call For Art Offering Artists An Opportunity To Be Included In An International Auction

As the Covid19 pandemic continues to threaten us, artists and collectors have witnessed the closure of every studio, gallery and institution at the height of season. Museum collected artist, Camilla Webster, and Muse award winner Rolando Chang Barrero are calling on their respective networks to come together to deliver financial solutions to the community! Art Synergy is inviting artists from Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Broward Counties to apply to the Call for Artists for the Art Synergy AID Auction and The Altruistic Art Auction 2020 to be held online on May 22, and May 29, 2020 respectively.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges everyone to apply by the May 9th deadline!  No Fee!

 

 

Bright Future for The Arts in Palm Beach

THE ART ALTRUIST

LAUNCHES THEIR FIRST AUCTION

WITH

HINDMAN AUCTIONS 

TO SUPPORT ARTISTS IN PALM BEACH COUNTY THROUGH

ART SYNERGY AID

 

 

Tropical Flowers, Hunt Slonem, 42” x 53.5″ (circa 1990s Oil on Canvas)

 

 

 

Apply HERE: For opportunity to be accepted for:

The Local Auction on May 22, 2020

The International auction on May 29, 2020

https://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1715

 

 

All work will to be selected by guest jurors:

Jessica Ransom, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Kate Waterhouse, Co-chair of The Altruistic Art Auction

Paul Fisher, Fisher Art Gallery

Rolando Chang Barrero, The Box Gallery


Art Synergy/The Art Altruist
WORKS for AUCTION
A 50/50 Win Win for Artists!


“Our goal is to support Palm Beach county artists, by providing a primary or additional source of income to meet their financial needs and keep them working throughout this crisis and beyond.” Say Webster and Barrero. “It’s time to organize and ensure the art world in Palm Beach can pivot and restructure for a bright future. We’re committed to solutions.” 

 

NO FEE

Art Synergy is inviting artists from Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Broward Counties to apply to the call for artists for the Art Synergy AID Auction and The Altruistic Art Auction 2020 to be held online on May 22, and May 29, 2020 respectively.


Art Synergy AID Auction will be held on May 22, 2020 and The Altruistic Art Action facilitated by Hindman Auctioneers will be held on May 29, 2020, the auctions will benefit the Art Synergy AID Fund.

All artists wishing to participate are required to submit an application to the jury and must apply via Juried Art Services.

The deadline to apply is May 9, 2020

 

APPLICATION GUIDELINES:

Art Synergy AID AUCTION and The Altruistic Art Auction is open to all professional artists who reside and work in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Broward Counties. All work to be exhibited must be well conceived, expertly executed, and arrive ready to hang.

If you need a pedestal or monitor YOU MUST PROVIDE IT. All work should reflect the individuality of the artist. Giclee reproductions of paintings will not be accepted.

5 CATEGORIES:
2D, 3D, Video/Film, Installation Art and Performance Art

 

The Art Altruist, Camilla Webster, (646) 477-1512

Art Synergy, Rolando Chang Barrero, (786) 521-1199

Art Synergy Aid Fund co-founder and curator of The Box Gallery, Rolando Chang Barrero with the support of the The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County will undertake a critical role in the community. Art Synergy, The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County and Paul Fisher’s Juried Art Services will gather information and applications from artists in crisis for Art Synergy Aid relief grants.  The Art Synergy website will be auctioning luxury local and international experiences in Palm Beach prior to the Hindman Auction. The Clark Hulings Fund is a participant.  

To donate directly to the ArtSynergy Aid fund to support Palm Beach artists:

Donate Here

Email:   artsynergypbc@gmail.com

Blog:    http://artsynergypbc.blogspot.com/

 

 

The Art Altruist is a group of Palm Beach art leaders with a global reputation.

Follow us on Instagram: @TheArtAltruist for more information.

 

 

About Hindman:

Hindman is one of the nation’s leading fine art auction houses connecting cities nationwide to the global art market and providing expertise across all categories, sales channels and price points. Headquartered in Chicago, Hindman is home to 150 employees, with additional offices in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Milwaukee, Naples, Palm Beach, Scottsdale and St. Louis. Visit: hindmanauctions.com for more information.Camilla Webster, Kate Waterhouse, Guy Clark and Valeray Francisco will lead the organization of  the first Altruistic Art Auction via Hindman Auctions to create funds for the Art Synergy Aid Fund.

 

 

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Innovative Focus Of Visual Art Exhibit And Performing Arts Event On Black History At Center For Creative Education Brings Generations Together

The Center For Creative Education celebrates Black History with a visual arts exhibit that spans generations and visionaries.  The Opening Reception on Friday, February 28 coincides with the Opening Performance of “BLACK WALL STREET, The Play”, the dramatized telling of the 1921 Tulsa, Oklahoma massacre and destruction of one of the wealthy black communities of the 20th Century.  Tickets to the play are also available on Saturday, February 29. The art exhibit continues through the end of March.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Kudos to the CCE for bringing such a moving, insightful combination to the community!

 

 

 

 

425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
T: (561) 805-9927       cceflorida.org

 

 

Black History at Center for Creative Education

February through March 2020:

 

 

The Sallie & Berton Korman Gallery at Center for Creative Education

 

P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S:  

BLACK  HISTORY  ART  EXHIBITION

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

 

Friday, February 28, 2020

 

6 PM

 

$10 Entry

 

Light Bites and Drinks Provided

 

 

Nipsey Hussle Memorial by AndrewGreenaway

 

 

Featuring Artworks by:

 

 

The late, African American Folk Artist

Jimmie Lee Sudduth

(Fayette, Alabama | 1910-2007)

&

The late Folk Contemporary Artist

Purvis Young

(Miami, Florida | 1943-2010)

&

Benny Holmes

(Pleasant City, West Palm Beach)

 

 

Exhibiting Artists also include:

Doba Afolabi

Akeem Agbelekale

Ashlee Breyan Sanford

Laurent Dareau

Rosemarie DeJean

Janelle ExtraOrdinary-J Fulford

Jada Grantlin

Andrew Greenaway

Andrew Hollimon

Walter Johnson

Lupe Lawrence

Melissa Loftman

Reverie x Riss

James Silk

Shani Simpson

Katiana Smith

Zayin

 

 

 

ALSO!!!

The same evening as the exhibition reception there will be a special performance:

 

 

 

 

In the Conrad Hilton Theater at CCE:

 

 

Friday, February 28 & Saturday, February 29

 

 

 

Creative Touches Productions presents

 

 

“BLACK WALL STREET, The Play”

 

The dramatized telling of the 1921 Tulsa, Oklahoma massacre and destruction of one of the wealthy black communities of the 20th Century.

 

Friday, February 28 | 7pm

Saturday, February 29 | 2pm

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS:

$5 Youth (15 & Under), $15 Adult (16 & Up)

VIP TICKETS: $25 (Reserved Seating Area and Goodie Bag)

Seating Is Limited, Rain or Shine, No Refunds

ON    SALE    NOW!!


https://blackwallstreettheplay.eventbrite.com

 

 

 

Thank you to our Supporting partner:

Spady Cultural Heritage Museum in Delray Beach

Special Thanks to:

The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County

Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Culture Builds Florida

This is part of the Black Wall Street, The Play series.

 

For more information about these events or other programs:

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education
425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33406
561-805-9927

For more information about this event, classes, workshops or upcoming exhibits:

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery and Marketing Manager

JonathonO@cceflorida.org

State Issued Photo ID Required for Visit
T: (561) 805-9927 ext. 106   F: (561) 805-9929
W: cceflorida.org 

Empowering Students to Grow Academically, Creatively and Socially Through Arts-Based Education

 

 

 

 

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Cornell Art Museum Presents Five Artists In “Unshaped”. Open Now Through June 29 In Conjunction With Pride Month

The Cornell Art Museum presents Unshaped”, in the Spotlight Gallery for the month of June in conjunction with Pride Month. “Unshaped” is a group show curated by R.J. Rodriguez consisting of five artists exploring the confines of mediums and concepts, asking for conversation on the physical and psychological boundaries we create and inherit. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges our readers to experience this exhibit, which is currently open and on view through June 29.

 

 

 

51 N Swinton Ave  Delray Beach, FL 33444

561-243-7922

www.oldschoolsquare.org

Museum Hours:  Closed Mondays.  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10AM–5PM

$8 general admission; $5 for Seniors, Students, Children; Free for Veterans, OSS Members and Children under 12.

 

 

 

The Spotlight Gallery

P R E S E N T S:

 

 

“U N S H A P E D”

 

 

 

 

This exhibit is open now and will be on view until the June 29th, 2019. 

 

 

 

The featured artists identify as LGBTQ+, a demographic still marginalized both in public and in the museum space. This show is a reaction to a large part of art exhibitions still showcasing nearly exclusively white/male/heterosexual-identifying artists.  Just as importantly, it wishes to bring focus to up-and-coming artists using out-of-the-box approaches to their practice.

 

 

 

“All Is Well” by Christina Brown

 

 

 

 

Installation artwork by Roberto Rafael Navarrete

 

 

 

“Unshaped “continues the Spotlight Gallery’s mission to foster connection and conversation amongst the artists and their community by allowing underserved and unseen art to be “spotlighted” and given a chance to be appreciated. 

 

Untitled by Courtney Randle

 

 

The Cornell Art Museum works to the collaborate with local are groups to curate, manage and promote art exhibitions to support and benefit non-profit children’s groups, student groups, art education groups, art scholarship organizations and other artists groups. 

 

 

 

 

Cornell Art Museum’s Mission 

The Cornell Art Museum strives to show nationally and internationally recognized contemporary artists who create innovative and thought-provoking works of art. The Museum exposes the greater Delray Beach and South Florida communities to artwork that is culturally relevant and exciting, hoping to foster creativity and inspire imagination. 

 

 

About Old School Square 

Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach and has served as the community’s gathering place for over 25 years. The historic campus welcomes half a million people each year for programs, classes, events and rental activities and includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and shows. The Creative Arts School (2nd floor of the Crest Theatre building) offers art, photography and writing classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events.

 

Old School Square programs are sponsored in part by the City of Delray Beach, the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, the Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, and the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. 

 

Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444

CornellArtMuseum.org



 

 

 

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Imagine, Create, Relax, Enjoy, And Escape With Haydee Ullfig’s Classes For Children, Bak Prep, And Adults. Art Lovers Can Browse Her Studio Gallery

Imagine, Create, Relax, Enjoy, Escape……Haydee Ullfig Art Studio offers you all this. Your experience begins as you walk from the garden to the studio door, surrounded by flowers and butterflies. Adults, youth, and children will each find themselves transformed into a more accomplished artist as well as a happier individual. The Rickie Report shares the details about painting and drawing classes for adults and children.  Haydee also offers Prep Classes for Bak Middle School.  Classes begin in June, so register nowArt lovers can check out Haydee’s Studio/Gallery. This award-winning artist is known for her children’s book illustrations, commissioned art for interior designers, commissioned portraits, and murals. Haydee holds a School District of Palm Beach County badge and is certified to meet the screening standards of 1012467 Florida Statutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I   M   A   G   I   N   E,      R  E  L  A  X,     C  R  E  A  T  E            

 

 

W I T H  

 

 

     H  A  Y  D  E  E       U  L  L  F  I  G

 

 

 

 

“Imagine” by Haydee Ullfig and Steve Brouse

 

 

HAYDEE    ULLFIG    ART    STUDIO/ GALLERY

561.324.8944    www.haydeeullfigartstudio.com

 

 

 

Haydee tells The Rickie Report, “My style of teaching is to encourage confidence, self-expression and individuality while adventuring into the basics of art and developing the student’s power of observation and decision making.  Classes are kept small offering more individual attention to each student. Along with relaxing and having fun, creating a beautiful painting will increase confidence and self-esteem as well as the freedom to think flexibly and solve problems. This is especially important for the healthy development of any child as well as a stress release for any adult”. Inside the studio itself the depth of her talent is evident in her work exhibited on the walls; expressions of her powerful artistic statement reflecting her unique vision. Some classes, weather permitting, will be taught outside in the garden.  

 

 

 

 

 Fine Artist, Haydee Ullfig

 

 

Haydee emigrated with her family from Argentina to Chicago as a young child. While in primary school she already showed a strong natural aptitude for art. Haydee continued studying art through High School in Chicago, IL and was awarded a scholarship for classes at the Art Institute of Chicago. She graduated with a major in Fine Arts in 1972 from William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, IL.  Her subsequent degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami, has strengthened her entrepreneurial spirit. Her creativity, versatility and professionalism is reflected not only through her fine art paintings, but in various projects such as children’s book illustrations, commissioned art for interior designers, commissioned portraits and murals. 

 

 

HAYDEE’S VISION: TEACHING OUR CHILDREN CREATIVITY FOR A BETTER WORLD

If you can imagine it, You can achieve it. If you can achieve it, You can become it. –  William Arthur Ward

 

 

 

Haydee says, “Teaching children art, or more specifically creativity, is not only for teaching them to become our future fine artists. Teaching children creativity means teaching them observation and divergent thinking.  Divergent thinking is a thought process or method used to generate creative ideas by exploring many possible solutions.  With divergent thinking children learn to go beyond the mundane towards originality, inventiveness, inside-out thinking, resourcefulness and productivity”.

 

 

BAK  MIDDLE SCHOOL VISUAL  ARTS  AUDITION  PREP  CLASS:

STARTS June 15

 

 

 

 

 

CHILDREN’S  CLASSES:

STARTS June 15

Little Masters

&

Visual Arts for Youth (ages 11 to 17)

 

 

 

She continues, “Our world needs these future creative visionaries…..and who knows….they may become the next “Einstein or Jane Goodall” that will save our environment”.  Will they become the next researchers that will allow us to continue living quality and healthy lives in this wonderful world?  They may become our future artists who will l sustain our hope in the future, enhance our world with beauty, and keep our eyes open so that we may conscious of our actions”.

 

 

 

 

“Claire De Lune” by Haydee Ullfig

 

 

 

Haydee’s commitment to give back to the community is  exemplified by her volunteerism creating art for various benefits and non-profit events throughout Palm Beach County, including the Hobe Sound Mural Project, Art in the Alley, and a large mural at Big Dog Ranch Rescue, Wellington, FL, to name a few. Her extensive travels throughout Europe and South America, visiting cultural and artistic centers, her keen observation of the world around her, her love of children, animals and nature, as well as her capacity to see “outside the box” continue to enhance her creative development.  She considers herself an “artist in transition” with her best work still to be created.

 

 

 

WHERE    ART    MEETS    POSSIBILITIES:

 

 

 

 

ADULT      CLASSES:

 

 

 

As an artist and art educator, Haydee Ullfig knows that it’s never too late to get into art or even to re-invent your creative talents. Our classes designed for adults will guide you through the techniques and principles of various fine art and craft mediums. Class sizes are limited, which ensures you’ll be receiving plenty of individualized guidance from the instructor.  

 

 

 

 

 

“Ride A Wild Horse” by Haydee Ullfig

 

 

 

Painting

Probably the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of fine arts, painting is a wonderful gateway into the expansive world of art.  We offer lessons in acrylic, watercolor, gouache and mixed media. Our lessons focus on color mixing, brush technique, composition and theory, but we make sure to emphasize in self-expression.

Drawing

If you want to start with a basis before starting painting, drawing fundamentals including observational drawing is what you need.  Who knows, you may just decide to focus only on drawing which is an art in itself.   Our lessons emphasize on seeing, using right-brain techniques, line contours, shading and perspective. Lessons available in a wide array of drawing materials; learn to draw in charcoal, pencil (graphite and colored), pastels, oil pastels, pen and ink.

Other Creative Expressions                                                                                                

Other media specific classes may be added to our schedule, such as mosaics and sculpture and these will be posted on our website.  

 

For more information about classes, gallery visits, exhibits:

HAYDEE    ULLFIG    ART    STUDIO/ GALLERY

561.324.8944    www.haydeeullfigartstudio.com

 

FACEBOOK

 

 

 

 

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