Sharon Koskoff, “The Duchess Of Deco” Will Present At Wellington Art Society Meeting April 14. The Public Is Invited To This Free Zoom Event

The Wellington Art Society presents an art presentation by “The Duchess of Deco“, Sharon Koskoff at their Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, April 14.  The public is invited to this FREE event.  The Rickie Report shares these details, some sneak peeks of this prolific muralist, artist, and author.  RSVP to get the Zoom link!

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  April 14, 2021

 7 PM

 

 

FEATURING:  

 

 

SHARON     KOSKOFF 

“Confessions of a Public Mural Artist:

Murals of the Palm Beaches… Bigger is Better!”

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

Please RSVP to: presidentofwas@gmail.com

for the Zoom Link to attend

 

 

 

Sharon Koskoff with Delray Beach mural

 

 

 

Sharon Koskoff, “The Duchess of Deco”, is a full-time professional artist and published author known for her Decometric Murals, graphic designs, public art installations and love of Art Deco architecture. Her love for art began when Koskoff was a young girl, playing with the sewing machines and fabric scraps in her father’s ladies’ blouse factory. When she was 14 years old, her newly married older sister asked her to paint a mural in her apartment. That was the beginning of a now 40-year long career of painting public murals.

 

 

 

Sharon Koskoff painting a mural in her book “Murals of the Palm Beaches”

 

 

Her most recent book, Murals of the Palm Beaches is the winner of a silver medal from the Florida Book Awards (FBA) in Tallahassee for Visual Arts, as well as a silver medal from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) in Orlando for Education. This book tells the history of large-scale murals and explores how public art has helped to revitalize downtowns and create landmarks in Palm Beach County.

 

 

 

Koskoff works exclusively in acrylic, water-based paints for her public murals. She also creates collage and public art installations using found objects. Koskoff says that she likes to “…collect things that I know one day will be useful to me… I can see the potential in someone else’s discards.” She draws her inspiration from teaching, embracing the challenges of new commissions and working within her community.

 

 

Sharon Koskoff’s book, “Art Deco of the Palm Beaches”

 

 

Koskoff is a Muse Award Winner for Arts Educator of the Year 2014-16 from the Cultural Council of PBC. She is a well-known tour guide and lecturer on the architecture and styling of Twentieth Century design as seen in her book, Art Deco of the Palm Beaches.  Mentored by Miami Beach’s “Queen of Art Deco”, Barbara Baer Capitman, she is the founding president of the Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches (ADSPB), a non-for-profit historic preservation organization established in 1987, celebrating 34 years of service.

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

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Coral Springs Museum Of Art Features Solo Retrospective Of Cheryl Maeder’s Artwork January 19 – March 6

The Coral Springs Museum of Art presents “Super Natural”, a Solo Retrospective Exhibition of Cheryl Maeder’s Work. The exhibition is available January 19 through March 6, 2021.  The public is invited to a Complimentary Ticketed Reception on Thursday, January 21. Maeder’s photography became the inspiration for the Dove Campaign on ‘Real Women, Real Beauty’, which transformed the way women are viewed in the global media. “Super Natural” fuses the natural world with her inner world, creating visuals that are somewhere between reality and the sublime.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

Coral Springs Museum of Art

2855A Coral Springs Drive    Coral Springs, FL 33065

Open:  Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

954-340-5000

 

 

 

Coral Springs Museum of Art

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Reception/Meet the Artist

Thursday, January 21

 

 

5:30 – 8  pm

Opening Reception is complimentary*

Exhibit runs January 19 through March 6, 2021

 

 

 

 

Click For Complimentary Tickets 

 

 

 

Cheryl Maeder is intuitively linked to everything in the world around her and us. Now is our chance to see a variety of her works which focus on relatedness. She speaks for Mother Nature, as a guide to all of us.  The core of Cheryl Maeder’s work is about “connection”; the connection to the self, each other and to all life forms on this planet.  It is Maeder’s philosophy, that we humans are not only of this world, we are also connected to the broader universe.  It is this concept that permeates throughout her limited edition photographs and video installations…

 

 

 

“World Upside Down” by Cheryl Maeder

 

 

 

Born in New Jersey, Cheryl Maeder moved to Zurich, Switzerland in her early 20’s, where she studied photography at the Zurich University of the Arts.  Eight years later, she returned to US and opened her photography studio in San Francisco, where she photographed international advertising and fashion campaigns.  She transitioned from photographing fashion models to photographing real women, to celebrate the beauty of women in all shapes and sizes. In 2005, Maeder relocated her studio to the Miami area and deeply immersed herself into fine art photography and filmmaking.

 

 

 

“Super Natural Rose” by Cheryl Maeder

 

 

 

Cheryl Maeder tells The Rickie Report, ” I am a Fine Art Photographer and Video Installation artist. The core of my work is about “connection”; the innate connection to the self, each other and to all other life forms on this planet.  I have made a career out of creating work that is the opposite of any trends. Celebrating the beauty of women in all shapes and sizes, my photography work became the inspiration for the global Dove Campaign on ‘Real Women, Real Beauty’, which transformed the way women are viewed in the global media today”.

 

 

 

“Submerge Judith I” by Cheryl Maeder

 

 

 

“Submerge Judith II” by Cheryl Maeder

 

 

Maeder goes to to explain, “When the trend in still photography was hyper-definition, I photographed intentionally out of focus and abstract. Through my experimentation with new technologies, and shifting between the mediums, I am creating new opportunities for large scale public art installations.  I began “Super Natural” in March during the Covid19 pandemic. Fusing the natural world with my inner world, I create visuals that are somewhere between reality and the sublime. I create both the photographs and film for this series entirely on location working with the elements of wind and the natural light. The fog of color is created in each setting on location. As the color lifts and fades away, I am reminded of the impermanence of life”. 

 

 

 

“The Voyage – Wonderland” by Cheryl Maeder

 

 

 

Maeder’s artworks are in prominent public spaces and permanent museum collections: Frost Museum(Miami) and the Coral Springs Museum of Art. She participated in a group exhibit at the Louvre Museum (Paris), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Rome), Miami New Media Film Festival, Public Art Platform, Art & Technology, “Curated Thesis on Water, Climate Change & Communities” Traveling Group Exhibition (Bogota, Caracas, Valencia, Miami, Santo Domingo, San Nicolas & Rome).  Her works can be found at the Montefiore Medical Center, Permanent Collection, New Rochelle, NY Campus, state-of-the-art new Emergency Department & Radiology Clinic.  She had a Solo Exhibition at Miami International Airport and her artworks have been auctioned by Sothebys NY. She worked with PBS’ Filmmaker Project as a featured Filmmaker, film “PLAY” televised nationally on PBS, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.  “Submerge” a Public Art Video Installation, was seen at the Canvas Outdoor Museum (City of West Palm Beach, FL) and she has exhibited at major art fairs worldwide including Art Miami, Scope NY, Art Toronto, Art London and Art Shanghai. Her photographs are 30 x 45 inches and 40 x 60 inches, limited editions of 10. Video Installations are also limited editions of 10.

 

 

 

Link to view The Voyage Video Installation: https://vimeo.com/229758415

 

 

 

 

 

For Inquiries on Cheryl Maeder’s work:

 

 

Call  415-845-6832

 

 

 

 

 

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Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents An Exhibition By Marcos Conde, A Prolific Public Artist Who Creates Inspiration In Communities

Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) is proud to present a Solo Exhibition by Marcos Conde, the winner of the  live painting competition at ArtLit 2019.  Conde is a South Florida visual artist focused on painting and public art projects. Having overcome extreme adversity thanks to artistic healing, he now uses his creativity to spread joy and inspire others. His work will be on view in the West Gallery/Blooming Bean Coffee Roasters from August 2, 2019 through September 27, 2019. The free opening reception is Friday evening, August 2 during Old Town Untapped.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.

 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

41 NE 1st Street      Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879     baileyarts.org

 Tuesday through Friday: 10 am – 6 pm Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm

Sundays & Mondays: CLOSED

Offering contemporary art exhibits, workshops & classes!

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents

 

 

 

A Solo Exhibition

By Marcos Conde,

A Prolific Public Artist Who Creates Inspiration in Communities

 

 

Opening reception:

August 2

6  –  10 pm

During Old Town Untapped Downtown

Exhibit is available through August 2 – September 27, 2019

 

 

Artist, Marcos Conde

 

 

 

 

“Marcos’ art has adorned cityscapes, clothing, car wraps and interiors throughout the United States,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “We saw his amazing talent on display at ArtLit earlier this year, and we are delighted to have his work on display at BaCA.”

 

 

Conde didn’t always plan on being an artist. As a child, he immigrated with his parents to the U.S. and would daydream and doodle in class but never took a formal art class while in school. He grew up surrounded by blue collar workers, trying to make a living in a country where they didn’t even understand the language. Because there were no artists in his family or around him, he never thought he would go on to relentlessly pursue the arts for himself in the future.

 

 

 

 

It was after high school, while Conde was taking some classes at a local college, he decided to take a drawing class just for leisure. This class incited the curiosity to pursue a new direction in life. It was also during this time he visited an art gallery for the first time. He subsequently became obsessed with drawing his ideas on paper.

 

His path towards artistic freedom didn’t come without roadblocks however, and after a year, he dropped out of school, ended up incarcerated then completely broke, between homelessness and sleeping on friends’ couches while battling a drug habit.  Deciding he would rise above this situation, he arrived at a rehab center in South America. Part of the program was to use art as therapy. It was here that he discovered the magic that is painting. Since then, he has turned the negativity of the past into a positive outlook he can share with others. He has been obsessed with developing the skills to visually alter his surroundings for a positive change.

 

Marcos has since created public art for different communities through private businesses, schools, and city commissions. He has worked with the arts organization Art N Soul to teach art to underprivileged children in Broward County and has also done workshops for at-risk youth with the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

 

Conde has created art installations for Broward, Miami, and West Palm Beach art events and businesses. His client commissions include city municipalities, public schools, corporate offices, retail stores, and different sized businesses and homes in the U.S.  Highly influenced by the impact of public art on his own life, he has spent the last few years using his experience and creative ability to design and install artwork that integrates into different public spaces. His initiative was to use his creative ability to realize artwork that is available for different neighborhoods to enjoy. 

 

 

 

About Bailey Contemporary Arts

The mission of the Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) is to cultivate, incubate and nurture a vibrant visual arts community that enriches Pompano Beach and its goal of being a nexus of art, creativity, diversity, and inspiration.  Serving as an incubator for artistic innovation and education, the staff of BaCA amalgamates emerging local and national artists with industry professionals to elevate the creative process. Located in the historic Bailey Hotel building, which was, at one point, the center of a thriving downtown in Pompano Beach. Built in 1923, the historic Bailey Hotel is the second oldest remaining building (right behind the old Farmer’s Bank building next door) and is part of the longest contiguous collection of historic buildings in Broward County.     baileyarts.org

 

 

About the Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department

The mission of the Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes the visual arts, music, film, theater, dance, public art, history, and historic preservation for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents of and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City’s premiere cultural arts venues including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Historical Ali Cultural Arts, Bailey Contemporary Arts, the Pompano Beach Amphitheater, and the Blanche Ely Historical Home. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the Pompano Beach “Crossroads” multi-disciplinary initiative. ccpompano.org

 

 

 

 

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Anita Lovitt Art Classes: Illumination, Gouache, Florals, Essential Watercolor Techniques and Drawing

This summer, painter, designer and public artist Anita Lovitt  has a busy schedule! She will offer some new classes at new places, some just for a few weeks.  Don’t miss these opportunities to study with such a talented and versatile artist! Each venue has different supplies, prices, and duration of classes.  Private lessons are also available.  Anita is a popular teacher who makes learning watercolor fun and easy, while challenging you to constantly stretch your abilities! Bring your friends and learn as a group!  The Rickie Report shares the details of her classes at The Society for the Four Arts.

 

 

 

Classes With Anita Lovitt

 

Anita Lovitt

Anita Lovitt

 

Anita Lovitt graduated from Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts) with top honors and a degree in illustration. She studied design and painting with legendary teachers including Milton Glaser, Charles Reid, and Mel Stabin. Her award-winning illustrations, paintings and designs have appeared in children’s books, greeting cards and designs for the home and gift industry. Anita has taught drawing and painting for many years, and is also a talented digital artist.
Anita is a gifted teacher with a keen understanding of how language and image work together. In 2006, Anita worked with a team of “Project Hope” counselors to produce a series of illustrative quilts documenting the impacts of Hurricane Wilma. She also created the large “Dancing Pineapples” mural which graces the entrance to Pineapple Grove in downtown Delray Beach, as well as numerous private and public commissions.

SOCIETY FOR THE FOUR ARTS

2   4 Arts Plaza           Palm Beach, FL  
561-655-7227
"Illuminated 'S'" by Anita Lovitt

“Illuminated ‘S'” by Anita Lovitt

Introduction to Illumination with Anita Lovitt
10 AM-12 PM, Tuesdays, 6 weeks, July 8, 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12 
The Fitz Eugene Dixon Education Building
$150  Materials included

Illuminations are small, highly detailed paintings that accompany text or calligraphy. They often have a sacred component and are very powerful despite their small size. In this course you will learn to create illuminated letters and words using modern materials such as watercolor and gouache paint, pen and ink or small magic markers, and colored pencils. The effect of gold leaf will be simulated with gold paint markers.  Elements and principles of lettering will be explained to help students achieve a pleasing result. You can work in a traditional style or something more modern.

 

 

"Apples with Core" Gouache/Opaque by Anita Lovitt

“Apples with Core” Gouache/Opaque by Anita Lovitt

Painting with Gouache with Anita Lovitt
2:00-400 PM  Tuesdays, 6 weeks, July 8, 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12 
The Fitz Eugene Dixon Education Building
$150  Materials included

What is gouache (pronounced gwash)? It is a form of brilliant, opaque watercolor that is favored by artists for detailed work such as greeting cards and book illustrations, as well as fabric and wallpaper designs. It handles like watercolor and may be thinned, lifted off or painted over, and is also easy to correct. It is highly suitable for quick outdoor sketching or art journaling. If you enjoy watercolor, this class will further expand your painting horizons. Through a series of structured exercises and demonstrations you will learn how to make the most of this versatile medium. Each student will receive encouraging personal attention to develop a powerful, small painting. (Note: Please also see Introduction to Illumination, which is a series of classes including gouache painting to complement this workshop.)

 
"Modern Illuminated Gouache" by Anita Lovitt

Modern Illuminated Gouache” by Anita Lovitt

Due to limited space, reservations are required for all Campus on the Lake workshops and classes. For more information please call (561) 805-8562 or email campus@fourarts.org.

"Larkspur" by Anita Lovitt

“Larkspur” by Anita Lovitt

"Apple" by Anita Lovitt

“Apple” by Anita Lovitt

 
"Four Lighthouses" by Anita Lovitt

“Four Lighthouses” by Anita Lovitt

           
 
"Alstromer" by Anita Lovitt

“Alstromer” by Anita Lovitt

Call contact numbers for more information or call Anita directly. 561 706 3653.  You can see her work at her website  anitalovitt.com  or email: info@anitalovitt.com

 

 

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