Old School Square Creative Arts School Is Offering Two Virtual Classes With Fran Mann Goodman- Blending Art History With Abstract Expressionism

Old School Square Creative Arts School is offering two virtual classes with innovative artist and teacher, Fran Mann Goodman.  Beginners Class (starts April 27) and Intermediate/Advanced Class (starts April 28) will blend art history with abstract impressionism. Over the four weeks, students will be exposed to famous as well as “forgotten” artists as they channel their own style into a painting.  The classes include critique and a generous serving of excitement and joy!  The Rickie Report shares the details for registration as well as some sneak peeks of former students’ artworks.  

 

 

 

 

 

FRAN   MANN  GOODMAN’S  

PAINTING   CLASS   IS   AN   EXTRAORDINARY

EXPERIENCE !

 

 

Fran offers two levels of classes at

Old School Square Creative Arts School:

 

 

 

BEGINNERS  Classes Start April 27

 

 

BEGINNERS  REGISTER  HERE:

 

The course is all about creating mood and emotion on the canvas through learning and experiencing experience in creative ways. Students have the freedom to let go and allow your inner artist to emerge, while exploring the lives and artistic styles of four famous abstract expressionists from the 40’s and 50s. They learn from their paintings, concepts of composition with an emphasis on color/value, balance, scale, and spatial relations. In demonstrations, they will be guided as to how to do color mixing and how to develop a layered and textured painting with acrylic paint and various mediums and applicators, which they can practice with at that same time.

Then each week, in their home, they “channel” the artists’ styles into their own painting.  After their painting is complete they send in a photo for a group critique the following week. If students need any guidance, they are free to contact Fran. During the course of the four weeks, they may be asked to watch certain movies and videos related to the artists.

 

 

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED  

Classes Start April 28

 

 

 

 

 

This is a unique class that gives students familiar with abstract expressionism an opportunity to convert impressionism into expressionism. Over the course of four weeks, they explore the lives and artistic styles of four artists from different periods of time. With the aid of material emailed to them, they examine these artists’ paintings for composition and design. In demonstrations, they learn how to use unique mediums and applicators to develop dimension and texture. Then they “channel” these artists’ styles into their own expressionist painting, doing one painting every week. After their painting is complete they send in a photo for a group critique the following week. In between time, if students need any guidance, they are free to contact Fran. During the course of the four weeks, they may be asked to watch certain movies and videos related to the artists.

 

 

 

Fran Mann Goodman with one of her award winning paintings

 

Fran Mann Goodman is an award winning painter of abstract expressionism. She is a member of the National Association of Women Artists, the National League of American Pen Women where she is the cochair of the art program for the Florida branch; the Arts Student League, ArtServe, Broward Art Guild and a Signature Artist of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Fran serves on the board of the Delray Art League the Arts Education Fund Chair.  Fran received her formal training at Chouinard Art Institute (now CAL ARTS) where she worked in the style of representational art. As a student in the ‘60s, Fran was chosen to exhibit her paintings heavily texturized with spackling wall paste in galleries and furniture showrooms in LA. She had also received representation at a gallery in NJ.

 

CLICK  HERE  FOR  INTERVIEW  WITH  FRAN:

 

 

After college, due to a childhood trauma with her face, Fran applied her artistic skill to the makeup field where she built a thirty-year career inspiring women to see the “art” in their faces. Her unique aesthetic approach, coupled with her workshops, seminars, support groups, as well as widespread media exposure, earned her national and international recognition. She was featured on talk shows, women’s magazines and other print media including The New York Times. Fran did not paint during those years. Instead, she penned a memoir and two screenplays centered around her life story.

 

In 2013, Fran returned to painting after a bout with Lyme disease left her with arthritic fingers and the difficulty to continue writing. She began working in the style of Abstract Expressionism, preferring to create mood and emotion over defined images, infusing her paintings with pastes, sand, glosses, paper towels, and acrylic skins.  Since then, Fran’s paintings have been exhibited in over thirty galleries in New Jersey, the Chelsea district of Manhattan and Southern Florida, and are in private collection in the United States.

 

Fran enjoys painting and exhibiting but her passion is teaching. In 2013, she created, “NOT YOUR ORDINARY PAINTING CLASS,” which she has taught at a museum in New Jersey and in several locations in Florida. Fran is an invited lecturer and runs workshops and demonstrations in her craft across Florida. Both her paintings and her classes have been showcased in various Florida media.

 

 

 

Artwork by Student of Fran Mann Goodman

 

When asked why she teaches, Fran tells The Rickie Report, “Although I enjoy composing weekly curriculums and delivering the contents, it is not the reason I love to teach. I love to teach because of what my students give back to me…their faith and trust in me. Their approving nods while I’m in the process of explaining something, their warm smiles when they get it, their great eagerness to absorb what I suggest to them during their painting process, their pride and joy in their finished work. Although they will be painting on their own, I try to be there for them. In between classes, I make myself available for those who want additional guidance.

 

Some students start the first class skeptical about their ability and are nervous to put a single mark on a canvas so they work on the smallest size that is required, 16” x 20”. Then, in subsequent classes, I notice not only does their self-confidence and quality of their work grow, so does their desire to paint on larger canvases. By the end of the 4 weeks, often students are painting as big as 30” x 40”.

 

 

 

One of Fran Mann Goodman’s students at work

 

The students are usually adults who have never painted in abstract expressionism before. They don’t necessarily have any prior drawing or painting experience either. On the first day of class, I explain to them that they are not here to “make apples so real you can take bites out of them.” In fact, there is nothing they must or should do! There are no goals!, No mistakes! Students paint from their hearts, not from their heads. The paintings elicit feelings and emotions.

 

As far as the artists that we explore, I feel they are our teachers. We learn from their lives their struggles and successes and the lessons they have left behind. (I also share their “secrets,” things people might not know about them. Then no longer are they just a biography, but seemingly real people that “are right in the room” with us!)

 

 

Artwork by student of Fran Mann Goodman

 

To date, I have exposed students to over a hundred artists from Pollack to Rembrandt. For the beginners, at first I concentrate on the famous artists who started the expressionist movement from the 40’s and 50’s. Then as students take more and more classes we explore those who were considered “forgotten.”  For the intermediate/advanced class students study the impressionists in an attempt to channel their style into an expressionist painting of their own. Sometimes, in the process of exploring an artist’s life, students will be exposed to a movement or an institution they were involved with. For example, Kandinsky was a member of Der Blaue Reiter so we explored the movement as well.

 

The students and I form an amazing bond. Often former students will text me an image of a painting they have started on their own to ask for my opinion, or they will contact me to tell me about a gallery show or event I may be interested in. Some beginner students have been accepted into juried shows. I am planning a gallery exhibit for all level several students this fall.

 

 

 

Artwork by student of Fran Goodman

 

 

Here are some comments from Fran’s students:

 

  • “I am so happy to have met and attended Fran’s art classes. She has touched my soul with her gentle presence, her love of art, and intelligent observations. She has brought out a new and exciting awareness of color, lines, movement and values; unknown to me before.”

 

  • “Fran brings out the hidden artist in all of us with demonstrations by famous artists, color, theory, observations and discussion with music and laughter.”

 

  • “Thank you, Fran for stirring and waking up my sleeping artistic soul.”

 

  • “Thanks for blowing the lids off our minds by teaching your method! Think I was at a crossroads with painting the former way.

 

  • “I can’t begin to tell you how much of an impact you have made on my life I came to your class expecting nothing more than a pleasant version and an outlet for my grief with your help I have discovered something I love I have so much to learn but even though the process is sometimes painful for me I am glad to have your guidance to help me along in this journey you are a wonderful teacher and a special human being I am so glad I found you.”

 

More testimonies can be found on her website: www.franmanngoodman.com

 

For more information about these classes or to purchase her artwork:

Fran invites opportunities to do commissions, lectures, demos and private lessons.

If you are interested in taking one, you can register on her website at franmanngoodman.com.

Facebook page: Fran Mann Goodman’s Paintbox

Meetup.com: Not Your Ordinary Painting Class

Email: franspaintbox@yahoo.com

 

 

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Why Should You Know The Name Of Artist, Seymour Schachter? Jack Rosen Of CJR Fine Arts Tells Us And Shares Seymour’s Newest Work, “Glory”

What do you know about the artist, Seymour Schachter?  Even though you may not recognize his name, you will recognize much of his artwork!  In addition to being a fine art painter, Seymour Schachter is considered the top commercial artist in the country. It is estimated that his art is in 1 of every 3 households in the US.  Seymour has been painting on commission for several years, but has only recently begun selling these pieces publicly. Jack Rosen, of CJR Fine Arts shares Seymour’s newest painting (6 years in the making) of “Glory”. A portion of sales will benefit Veterans Charities.  The Rickie Report is honored to share this article with you!

 

 

 

 

CJR Fine Arts & Frame

 

CJR Fine Arts & Frame
514B North State Road 7
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
Tel 561-333-9472
Email mail@cjrfinearts.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although Seymour was thought an artistic prodigy, his “old school” parents insisted he go to business school.  He chose Boston University, not because of their renowned business school, but because it enabled him to study at BU’s prestigious College of Fine Art, where he was hailed as one of their top students.

 

 

Following graduation, while attending a business meeting in France, all he could think about was painting the French countryside. It was at that pivotal moment he realized he needed to follow his heart and made an on-the-spot decision to pursue an art career.  Seymour immersed himself in art, taking classes at New York’s School of Visual Art, which led him to become one of the head artists for the leading commercial art studio in advertising under the mentorship of the legendary Neal Adams.

 

 

 

 

Seymour Schachter

 

 

 

Eleven years later, Seymour launched his own studio, Seymour Schachter Illustration, where he has illustrated for thousands of products and campaigns for a virtual ‘who’s who’ of advertising.  It is estimated that his art is in 1 of every 3 households in the US.  

 

 

 

 

Throughout all of this commercial success, Seymour’s heart was still in painting, like the French countryside he visited 30 years ago. Seymour has been painting on commission for several years, but has only recently begun selling these pieces publicly. His latest work, “Glory”, took him six years to complete.

 

 

 

 

Seymour  represents four iconic images within the flag itself: the bald eagle, the Statue of Liberty, the Liberty Bell, and Mount Rushmore.  Do you see an additional image?

 

 

 

Seymour Schachter, in association with CJR Fine Arts, is offering custom options, including embellishments that are meaningful to you.  Each enhanced signed painting will be a unique one-of-a-kind edition.

 

 

 

Here are just some examples:

 

 

 

 

Available:

 

  • 34″ x 48″  Hand signed limited edition Giclée on canvas
  • 24″ x 32″  Hand signed limited edition Giclée on canvas
  • Custom pieces and editions are available

 

A portion of the proceeds go to Veteran’s Charities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.cjrfinearts.com

561.333.9472

or email:  mail@cjrfinearts.com

 

 

 

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Martin Artisans Guild Showcases Six Artists In The Palm Room In Harbour Bay Plaza With Premiere Exhibition Opening Wednesday, November 6. Gallery Is Open Wednesdays Through Saturdays And By Appointment

The Palm Room in Harbour Bay Plaza at Sewall’s Point, Stuart announces the premiere fine art exhibition on Wednesday, November 6.  The Martin Artisans Guild will showcase six artists: Jane Baldridge, Lorrie Goss, Helen Kagan, Carol Kepp, Mia Lindberg, and Amber Moran at the free Opening Reception.  All professional artists with a long list of accomplishments, this promises to be a strong and dramatic show!  The Rickie Report shares the details and highlights each of the artists.  The Palm Room will be open to the public Wednesdays through Saturdays, with afternoon and evening hours.

 

 

 

 


 

 

At  

The  Palm  Room in  Harbour Bay  Plaza

3778 SE Ocean Boulevard   Stuart, Florida

Gallery Hours:

Wednesdays – Saturdays, noon to 7 pm through the month of November

 

Opening Reception:

Wednesday, November 6

5:30 – 8 pm

Complimentary Refreshments by Josephines

 Cash Bar

3778 SE Ocean Boulevard   Stuart, Florida (Across from Josephines)

 

 

MEET      THE       ARTISTS:

 

 

Jane Baldridge

 

 

Jane Baldridge with her Artworks

 

Jane Baldridge’s breadth of artistry has brought her works to Lincoln Center, Times Square, Louvre Museum in Paris, Mint Museum, the Cameron Museum of Art, Fayetteville Museum of Art, World Festival of Art on Paper in Slovenia, and the Library of Congress.  Her newest art focuses on erosion and alchemy.  She has created in 3D, using found objects, clay, sculpture, and stained glass as well as in 2D with drawing, painting, and groundbreaking digital media.

 

 

Jane tells The Rickie Report, “Being a creative requires being somewhat fearless.  Unafraid to make something new and so different that no one understands what it is”.  She is a licensed boat captain and has lived on a boat with her husband and dog.  Now settled in on land in Stuart, she portrays her profound respect for water through her art pieces.  She shares, “I am passionate about the planet, especially about the ocean, rivers, and bays. I have profound respect  for the power of water and wind”.

 

 

 

 

Lorrie Goss

 

Dog Bowl by Lorrie Goss

 

 

Lorrie Goss creates original and custom interior water fountain art perfectly suitable for a home or professional office décor.  The water vessels as well as the interior sculptural pieces are hand sculpted from stoneware clay.  Each is designed to complement and enhance the color and theme of the base fountain.  Many pieces include hand crafted copper elements and a subtle light that adds even more interest for the functional water flow design.  All pieces are original and no two are alike.

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “I am inspired by the beauty of nature with both aquatic as well as terrestrial influences. I didn’t set out to be an environmental artist, however, my work focuses on the natural matter of the earth encompassing the characteristics of clay, water, chemical elements  and how they transform into vibrant colors through the fire within the kiln”.

 

 

Helen Kagan

 

“New York, NY” by Helen Kagan

 

 

Helen Kagan PhD is a holistic therapist/artist and one of the originators in creating art with an intention to heal. For over 20 years, she has been developing er unique concept ©”Healing Arts” based on her beliefs in the mind-body-spirit connection, and art as a catalyst for healing individuals, society, and the environment. Her exhibits span the globe.

Helen tells The Rickie Report, “I believe art heals.  I believe now, more than ever, our World needs these positive energy and spiritually-based intentions, beliefs, and values.  I believe my vibrant and passionate art can enhance healing to those in need and make a difference in people’s lives”.

 

Carol Kepp

 

“New Ocean” by Carol Kepp

 

 

Carol Kepp was educated in advertising at the Cleveland Institute of Art and returned to fine art with a strong desire to help adults find their hidden talent creating paintings.  Her impressionist style artworks have won numerous awards both regionally and nationally. The colors of the ocean inspire Carol to create mesmerizing seascapes, where viewers can find serenity among the waves.

 

 

 

 

Mia Lindburg

 

Untitled Sculpture by Mia Lindberg

 

 

 

Mia Lindberg tells The Rickie Report, “Freedom is my guide when traditional theologies are questioned, and ethereal paths are chosen.  My work ‘Bridges’ the space between life and impermanence through vessels and sculpture on my wonder filled journey”.

 

Over 50 years ago, Mia’s ;eve of art was nurtured on her farm in rural Pennsylvania.  Although clay had always been one of her interests, her focus was Horticulture, applied plant sciences.  Her search for just the right vessels/pottery to nurture her projects landed Mia in the Ceramics Lab.  She realized that the plants were just a road leading her back to her true passion! Mia’s metal sculptures compliment her ceramics, offering art lovers a variety of mediums.

 

 

Amber Moran

 

 

Amber Moran with her Artworks

 

Amber Moran is a watercolor and ink artist whose artistic style of “thinking out of the box” creates a unique “window” and colorful take on the Florida lifestyle.  She draws the viewer into each painting so they feel as if they are swimming in the coral with the fish, canoeing under the cypress trees, and hearing the sounds blowing through the palm trees.  A regional, national and international award-winning artist, Amber’s distinct style and riotous colors share her passion for coastal conservation.I have always felt extremely passionate about color and detail.

 

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “I gain inspiration every day from sights and sounds, including our Florida beaches, canals and nearby fishing villages. My goal is to draw you as the viewer ,into my art. I want to help the viewer focus in on a particular section of my artwork while seeing the whole picture. I achieve this by creating a focus that casts a “window” of color on a section of the painting with watercolor paints. I then extend my work out onto the mat with black watercolor paint and ink. I like to this of this as “thinking outside the box”.

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, other events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(3)C NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

The group accepts membership of individuals without discrimination.Yearly Dues:

  • $35/year for Professional Members
  • $30/ year for Emerging members
  • $20/year for Student Members
  • $35/year for Supporting Members

ALL Guild members are required to serve on at least one volunteer committee.ALL NEW Guild members are required to be JURIED into the Guild; You will be accepted as either a Professional Level Artist member or an Emerging Level Artist member.

  • Professional Level Members will not be required to jury into future Guild Exhibits, Events or Martin County Open Studio Tour. Professional Level Members MUST be a member of the Arts Council of Martin County. Membership information can be found here: https://www.martinarts.org/support_us/become_a_member/
  • Emerging Level Artists are artists who are aspiring to become Juried Professional members. Emerging members will need to be juried before each event/exhibit, and will be eligible to reapply as a Professional Level Member after 1 year.
  • Student Members MUST be students with a school ID Card or a student of a MCOST Teaching Artist.
  • Supporting Members are Supporters of the Arts in the Community.

MAG Membership Year runs 3/1- end of February yearly to coordinate with the MCOST schedule.

 

 

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Jan Stein Bringing Pets And Art Together, Celebrates Special Paintings, Posh Pet Hotel and Whimsical Pet Sculptures

“Cat’s Meow and ARF Art” is being introduced by West Palm Beach-based (Baby Boomer/CreativeAging) Artistic Consulting Professional Jan Stein. She remains true to her several passions: 100% Visual Art; loving pets, and involving multi-generational professionals.  The Pet Posh Hotel ( PPH), Paint-On-Picture (P-O-P) and “Cat’s Meow and ARF Art” come together as we celebrate National Arts & Humanities Month (October) and National Cat Day (October 29th).  Within this article, The Rickie Report shares unique art-related and special pet-related gift ideas.

 

 

J A N      S T E I N

E*maginate, L.L.C.

 

 

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Since 1993, October 1-31 has been proclaimed as “National Arts & Humanities Month”.  As productive Baby Boomers, this generation is being increasingly recognized as America’s Creative-Aging (60+yrs.) entrepreneurs. Jan Stein tells The Rickie Report, “Maybe for the first time, to satisfy “freedom of expression,” and/or for financial need-based pre-retirement income, millions of fellow Boomers continue to explore new facets of the arts and humanities in their personal lives and business endeavors”.

 

 

 

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“Handsome Jake” P-O-P Giclee

 

 

Jan consulted with a highly imaginative CreativeAging Palm Beach-based Visual Artist and Gallery Owner, Sheila Payne, and an open-minded Pet Industry local businessman, Lincoln Baker to bring the public The “Cat’s Meow and ARF Art”. 

 

 

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“Wiley” P-O-P Anniversary Gift for Kacey and Alec

 

 

 

Jan tells us, “POSH PET HOTELIER (PPH) Lincoln Baker, his wife Stacey and Artist/Gallerist Shelia Payne for “going to the dogs, and for being the cat’s meow,” in a “paws-a-tively” entrepreneurial style. When the Bakers and Payne embraced the suggestion to integrate Visual Arts (making and appreciating) into their business models, we combined our goals with unique Visual Arts products for a timely collaboration that launched a seasonal sales offering that celebrates National Arts and Humanities Month, and National Cat Day, upcoming October 29th”.

 

 Who let the dogs in?

 

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 “The Dog Walker” at PPH reception area

 

“A smARTistic Poodle, whose business it is to walk small fiberglass pooches, depicts Sheila’s hyper stylistic pet-specific style. Payne’s whimsical art prompts miles of smiles from PPH’s pet-loving-artsy-appreciating human clients and staff. Payne’s sculpture is a key artistic that augments PPH’s service-based business. The sculpture enhances the reception decor, which also includes a hand-crafted feline tower, designed by Stacey Baker’s dad, which is for sale”.

Posh Pet Hotel:

6710 South Dixie Highway,    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

 561.225.1559   Fax: 561.828.3750
Email: info@poshpethotel.com

 

 

 

Sheila Payne Gallery

261 South Ocean Blvd.    Manalapan, FL 33462

561.588.9765

 

 

 

 

Bring Some

P – O  – P

Into Your Life!

 

 

As a loving Maltese-mom and PPH client, Jan collaborates with PPH to bring Stein’s one-of-a-kind giclee (digital photo, transfer on canvas) artist-quality print product that is known as “Paint-on-Picture/P-O-P.” Jan takes clients’ digital images and transforms a plain printed picture into a canvas print that POPS with paint. PPH is currently displaying a framed P-O-P sample that represents the meticulous work of a Graphic Art-Print Master, a Fine Art painter and framing professionals.  

 

 

 

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Close-up of P-O-P Giclee

 

 

Jan Stein offers personalized service to make sure that your photos receive the proper care necessary to make them family heirlooms.  Jan shares, “I feel strongly about artistic integrity and quality materials. My artist team makes your plain picture POP!… this is the difference…it is not plain, not banal, not boring”.

 

 

 

JanSteinLucidom Paint-On-Picture (P-O-P) linen liner_black frame sample for product catalog

Family Photos P-O-P!

 

 

How Does It Work?

 

 

JanSteinoil paint accents artist applied

 

 

1. Clients send me their high resolution digital files  emaginate@gmail.com their (any subject…wedding, kids, pets; nature/travel; memorial, etc). If you have a hard copy, traditional photo,  it will be scanned scanned and digitized

 
2. Our print master reviews your file(s) in order to qualify clarity, contrast and color saturation.

 3. Once qualified as a clear image, if there are color corrections needed, backgrounds modified, stuff removed, or if hairs flying that you want removed, etc., our print master and I will consult with you before moving forward. 

 4. Our print master uses professional EPSON equipment with liquid ink to print your image on a poly-cotton quality art canvas.
 5. After it has dried, your giclee is sent to one of our professional artists.

6. This is where the magic happens….the canvas is stretched by hand, over wooden stretcher bars that are built by hand…using art brushes and acrylic paints, our Visual Art professional hand paints accents on the canvas surface.  This artist will add accents/highlights, but does not alter faces, or the main picture. Additions of embellishments and texture remain true to YOUR picture.

 7. 16″ x 20″ (horizontal/or vertical) is $600.00 plus tax plus Fed Ex cardboard art container and shipping/insurance. (Cost to ship is based on zip codes within Florida are approximately $40-60).

 8. Turn around time (considering printing, mailing, painting, clear coat drying, framing, shipping is 2-3 weeks, during holiday season).  Larger dimensions are available and options such as having the artist paint accents or only having clear coat are possible and will priced accordingly.

9. We use Golden brand Acrylic paints, which don’t fade, crack, peal or yellow and a Protective Clear Coat, which is applied by hand.  This helps with UV exposure, but we suggest you do not keep any artwork in sun light.  Gloss or semi-gloss are options.  Frame: Basic white or black wood with a decorative thin silver outline. 

10. Your artwork is installation ready: easy to hang, with “d” rings and coated wire. You’ll need a 15 lb hook.

 

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“Gigi” P-O-P Giclee

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.janstein.com

or contact Jan Stein   E*maginate, L.L.C.

Creativity Consulting/Cultural MEDIA Advocacy & Founder (501 C 3) Creative Legacy Archives

Tel 813 928 5223

 

 

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Nina Fusco’s Paper Cut Pet Portraits Accepted into New York Gallery Exhibit!

The Rickie Report is excited to celebrate with Nina Fusco, whose artwork has just been accepted at a New York Gallery!  Less than 1% of See.Me’s International members will be displayed.  Nina is one of them!!  If you are vacationing in the New York City area or know people who will appreciate Nina’s distinctive paper cut artwork, read and share this article!

 

 

The Story of the Creative


 

The creative force is unstoppable.  It is a force of humanity, of inspiration and dedication.   It is universal.  This summer you are invited to celebrate “The Story of the Creative”.

 

Please join us for the opening reception:

Thursday, July 25th

7p through  11p

The show continues through September 10th

 

Complimentary Cocktails
Provided by Absolut Vodka

 

See.Me is proud to present a selection of our members representing over 100 different nations.  This exquisite collection of work features a diverse range of mediums, styles, influences, and inspirations.  The work displayed will include sculpture, works on paper, and the launch of our newly built digital exhibition room.

See | Exhibition Space

26-19 Jackson Ave.

Long Island City, NY 11101

 

 

See.Me is an international community of over 700,000 artists, photographers, fashion creators, musicians and more, sharing and celebrating what they love at www.see.me

 

Nina's Artwork Will Be Shown Here
Nina’s Artwork Will Be Shown Here

 

 TRR:  Tell our readers how you started focusing on pet portraits

NF:

I’m inspired by Calvin Nichols, who creates magnificent paper sculptures. His intricate animal pieces come to life as they jump out of their mat. You’re intrigued and really want to touch the softness of their fur. I really appreciate and adore his sophisticated white sculptures and talent. We have something in common, patience.  After closely studying his work, I have begun to incorporate fine details in mine. Calvin’s influence has developed my animal portraits to a totally new level. I’ve decided to utilize my paper sculptures to display the love that pet owners have for their beloved pets. They love their furry family members like children. 
The Initial Sketch

The Initial Sketch of “Riley”

I produce unique artwork that will be cherished forever. Their pet pops out in 3D as I lovingly cut the precious pet’s alluring portrait from their photo. Each piece is marvelously displayed in a 12 x 12 classy black shadow box. Prices start at $300.I’ve developed two styles of portraits, using a picture of my neighbors’ shitzu, BeeBop as a sample. My basic design is comprised of larger pieces of textured paper with limited detail. I’m interested in focusing on deluxe portraits that are very detailed, which means I may spend 15 hours just cutting alone.

Meet "Riley"

“Riley”

BeeBop has appeared in several shows. Jason Freeman saw BeeBop and he immediately knew that this was the memorial he had been looking for after loosing Weenie several months before.

"Beebop"

“Beebop”

 

Jason exclaimed, “Nina created the perfect tribute to our Weenie.  Weenie’s paper art portrait hangs in a place of honor on our living room wall and it truly feels like our Weenie is with us once again.  Friends and family, who knew Weenie, are absolutely amazed when they see the piece – its not just a dachshund, it truly captured the essence of Weenie and everyone immediately recognizes that it is her.  Every day when we pass the art piece, I smile a bit – feeling our precious Weenie looking back at us once again.”

 

"Weenie"

“Weenie”

I’m currently working with vets, animal hospitals, groomers, doggie daycare and pet cremations centers. I am member of The Association For Pet Loss And Bereavement and pet loss support.

 

 

I belong to several art associations, and was ecstatic when I receive an invitation from See.Me to exhibit up to three images of my work within the newly installed digital exhibition room of their New York City gallery. The show opens on Thursday, July 25h and will run through the Tuesday September 10th. See.Me is an international community of over 700,000 artists. Less than 1% of the membership was chosen for this show. I feel honored and excited!

 

"Nikko"

“Nikko”

For more information about Nina’s artistry, please visit: PaperPetPortraits.com    or contact Nina ninafusco47@gmail.com     561.908.3556

 

 

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