Whitespace Collection Offers Unique International Art For The Body And The Soul At Miami Art Fair

The Rickie Report shares a BIG UPDATE!  See Whitespace Collection at the BETSY South Beach for the ultimate boutique experience!  See the newest items in Col-lect on Thursday, December 1st, Friday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 3rd.  We share the details in this article.

 

 

 

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For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Renee Plevy’s Paintings At Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County Explore “Transitions”

Renee Plevy, an award winning artist, presents “Transitions”, an exhibition of her paintings, at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in Lake Worth. The Public is invited to the exhibit which runs from now through December 10th. Renee has a long list of accomplishments in the art world and is well known for her portraits.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this Free Exhibit and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

“TRANSITIONS”

Featuring:

R E N E E       P L E V Y

 

 

Now through December 10, 2016

 

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Painting by Renee Plevy

 

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

The Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building
601 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone: (561) 471-2901 Fax: (561) 687-9484
info@palmbeachculture.com

 

 

Public Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday

 

 

 

 

Parking:
There is free, 4-hour parking along Lake Worth’s Downtown streets. There is also a public parking lot on the east side of “L” Street, across from the Cultural Council’s building.

 

 

 

 

 

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“Excursion” by Renee Plevy

 

 

 

A lifelong artist, Renee has painted many well-known persons for their private collections, and has had one person shows in museums, galleries, and has shown in Lincoln Center, NYC. She has been in over 68 Galleries and Juried Art Shows.  Known for her “Portrait of a Woman” Organization wherein she has painted 23 oil portraits of famous Women Community Leaders from throughout Palm Beach County who have been honored at a Palm Beach Luncheon for the last four years. Renee has completed 23 oil Portraits of Prominent Palm Beach County Women Community Leaders for Portrait Of A Woman Legacy Series.

 

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“Celebration” by Renee Plevy

 

 

 

Renee has always had the ability to capture the soul and spirit of her subject. As a colorist, she has used her medium to portray the essence of a person’s personality. An award winning member of the Boca Raton Museum’s Artist Guild and Women of the Visual Arts, she won First Prize with the Guild for her painting “Excursion” exhibited at the Nathan D. Rosen Biannual Exhibit.

 

 

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“Contemplation” by Renee Plevy

 

 

 

Renee Plevy has a long list of accomplishments in the art world, including award winning exhibitions from the Northeast to Florida. She has been involved with numerous art-related organizations, giving her time and expertise. In addition, her artwork has been included in government projects, such as the Paterson Courthouse WPA Mural Restoration, Paterson, NJ. Plevy’s teaching affiliations continue to grow.

 

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“Young Girl With Pail” by Renee Levy

 

 

 

In NYC, Renee studied with internationally known portrait painters at the Art Student League, The School of Visual Arts and Parsons. At the same time she taught portraiture at the School of Visual Arts and was prominent with National Artist’s Equity. Renee currently paints in Palm Beach County, FL focusing on commissioned work, private classes, personal portraits and pet portraits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Renee Plevy’s artwork, workshops or exhibits:

Renee Plevy
(561) 736-8108 (Phone/Fax)    (561) 302-1380 (Cell)
renee@reneeplevy.com      www.ReneePlevy.com

 

 

 

 

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Southern Handcraft Society Boca Chapter Presents 31st Annual Juried Craft Show

It’s a Florida winter wonderland featuring one-of-a-kind juried arts and crafts. Celebrate the Southern Handcraft Society, Boca Chapter’s 31st Annual Juried Craft Show, “Southern Christmas 2016”.  Enjoy Free Admission on December 1st, 2nd and 3rd, where you will find numbered, limited addition ornaments, holiday gifts, home decor, yummy food treats, cards, jewelry, painted items AND MUCH MORE! One stop shopping for all of your handmade gift items. The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds you to check out the fabulous raffles!

 

 

 

 

SOUTHERN HANDCRAFT SOCIETY

BOCA RATON CHAPTER

Presents

 31st ANNUAL JURIED CRAFT SHOW!

 
“SOUTHERN CHRISTMAS 2016”

 

 

 

Thursday, December 1st   1PM – 9PM
Friday, December 2nd      9AM – 9PM
Saturday, December 3rd   9AM – 1PM

PATCH REEF PARK COMMUNITY CENTER
South side of Yamato Road, just west of Military Trail, Boca Raton

All items are made in the USA by the artist in the show

FREE ADMISSION

 

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It’s a Florida winter wonderland featuring one-of-a-kind juried arts and crafts. Come celebrate our 31st year with us! You will be amazed! We offer our numbered, limited addition ornaments, holiday gifts, home decor, yummy food treats, cards, jewelry, painted items AND MUCH MORE! One stop shopping for all of your handmade gift items. You will enjoy the variety, colors, ambience and Santa’s Helpers too! We have something for everyone!Check out our fabulous raffles also. Hope to see you there!

 

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The Boca Raton Chapter of the Southern Handcraft Society will present their 31st annual juried craft show, “A Southern Christmas, 2016”. The event will be held Thursday, December 1, 1:00 PM – 9 PM, Friday, December 2, 9:00 AM – 9 :00 PM and Saturday, December 3, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

 

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The Boca Raton Chapter of the Southern Handicraft Society is one of six unique chapters for all handicraft artists.

 

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Originating in 1985, it’s members include beginners to accomplished artists. All items at this event are Made in the USA by the artists at the show.

 

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Members and Guests (all are welcome) meet the first Monday of the month (except December and holidays when the park is closed) 7:00 PM in a meeting room at Patch Reef Park, 2000 West Yamato Road (1/4 mile west of Military Trail), Boca Raton, FL 33431.

 

 

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For more information about this Craft Fair or about the activities of the Boca Raton Chapter of SHS, please contact Membership Chair, Phyllis Wiita 561.732.2597

 

Visit:

shsboca.com

 

 

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CJR Fine Arts & Frame Celebrates With Ferjo Exhibit And Meet The Artist Reception

CJR Fine Arts & Frame celebrates its One Year Anniversary with a special art event!  Meet Ferjo, one of the most dynamic and exciting artists on the international stage. Whimsical, colorful and technically refined, Ferjo’s work is an exuberant mix of Cubism, Abstract Expressionism, Realism and Surrealism. His work is sought by collectors and galleries worldwide.  CJR Fine Arts & Frame presents an Exhibit of Ferjo’s work from November 12 -19th, with a special Meet the Artist Reception on Saturday, November 19th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Mark your calendars!  This is open to the public and free.

 

 

 

 

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CJR Fine Arts & Frame

514B North State Road 7
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
561-333-9472

cjrfinearts.com

 

 

Celebrate Our Anniversary!

Meet World Renown Artist:

 

F E R J O

 

 

Special Reception:

Saturday, November 19

6 – 9 pm  

Exhibition Available Nov.  12 -19th

 

 

 

 

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About Ferjo

 

Fernando de Jesus Oliveira (known as Ferjo) was born in Bahia, Brazil in 1946.  He studied at the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts from 1974-1979, where he concentrated on landscape and portraiture. It was during this time that Ferjo began painting Cubist style landscapes and eventually moving to realist portraiture. This latter style is best evidenced by a mock group portrait (1978-1979) of the faculty of the Pennsylvania Academy, in which Ferjo posed his subjects in positions reminiscent of those of Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Last Supper”. Since receiving special accolades from the Pennsylvania Academy, first in 1978 and then again in 1979, Ferjo’s command of realist painting became widely recognized in galleries. After leaving The Academy, Ferjo’s natural artistry led him to explore a myriad of themes and styles, ranging from Realism to Surrealism.

 

 

Ferjo’s compositions combine the old masters and the new, in a magical bounty of color, surrealism, fantasy and beauty. His affinity for tokens adds a personal dimension to each work. Images of pencils, bubbles, fish, strawberries, and broken eggshells float throughout his work. The surrealist worlds he creates pay homage to Bosch, Vermeer, Van Gogh, Renoir, Picasso, Dali, Monet, Manet, Matisse, Miro, Modigliani, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Mucha and Chagall. In Ferjo’s world, the laws of perspective and scale are given new meaning; space and time are manipulated in fantastical arrangements, giving the viewer a sense of falling into another dimension.

 

Whimsical, colorful and technically refined, Ferjo’s work is an exuberant mix of Cubism, Abstract Expressionism, Realism and Surrealism. Ferjo is a master painter with a style he can truly call his own. Ferjo’s work is sought by collectors and galleries worldwide.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

CJR Fine Arts & Frame

514B North State Road 7 Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
561-333-9472
Email: mail@cjrfinearts.com

 

 

 

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National Association Of Women Artists (NAWA) Invites Public To “Blazing New Trails: Women And Discovery” Juried Exhibit At Marco Island Center For The Arts

The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), the oldest women’s fine art organization in the country has been blazing new trails since its inception in 1889. The Florida Chapter, the first regional chapter in the country, presents a multi-media exhibition hosted by the Marco Island Center for the Arts. The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Tuesday, November 8th. The Juried exhibit is Open to the Public from October 31 through November 29th. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

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National Association of Women Artists, Inc.  (NAWA)

Our history is our Future…Be a part of it!

 

 

“Blazing New Trails: Women and Discovery”
A Multimedia Juried Exhibition

 

Opening Reception:

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

5:30 – 7:00 pm

 

 

 

Exhibit runs

Monday, October 31 through Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016

 

Marco Island Center for the Arts
1010 Winterberry Drive    Marco Island, FL 34145
Phone: 239-394-4221

 

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The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), the oldest women’s fine art organization in the country has been blazing new trails since its inception in 1889. The Florida Chapter, the first regional chapter in the country, is proud to present a multi-media exhibition hosted by the Marco Island Center for the Arts located at 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island, Florida. The Juried art will be on view October 31 through November 30, 2016, and the public is invited to a reception on Friday, November 8, 2016.

 

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“Lotus Flower” by J.Cohen

 

 

The history of NAWA is a testament to the strength and resilience of a group of strong women who would not accept being shut out of the art salons, galleries and art exhibitions open to male artists during the 19th century. The founding of the organization proves that, despite adversity and discrimination – which many feel extends to this day — women are an integral and valuable part of the arts community.

 

 

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Ani Cashpilberg “Just Burned Wood”

 

 

 

Since 1978 the Art League of Marco Island, now known as the Marco Island Center for the Arts, has been dedicated to offering educational programs in the arts, and it is a sustaining part of the culture of the Marco Island community by serving as a venue for exhibitions such as this exciting show. NAWA members represent all areas of the visual arts including painting, sculpture, photography, print-making, encaustic, video art, installations and mixed media. By showcasing a number of mediums the show will blaze new trails in its vision and conceptual approach. Barbara Anderson Hill, the juror for the exhibition has served in Florida’s leading art and cultural institutions for 30 years with professional expertise as executive director, curator, collections manager, juror, grant writer, educator and public art professional. She currently serves as member of the Alliance Board, chairs the Mound House Advisory Board, and is Emeritus Board member Florida’s public art organization.

 

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Maxine Schreiber  “Summer In Massachusetts”

 

 

NAWA welcomes applications from professional women artists as well as emerging and student artists who are U.S. citizens and/or permanent U.S. residents, 18 years of age or older. To learn more about this prestigious organization, visit www.thenawa.org. For those wishing to become part of the Florida Chapter, they must first be juried into the National organization headquartered in New York City.

 

 

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Karen Salup  Untitled Landscape

 

 

For more information about the Florida chapter, visitors are encouraged to go to www.nawafl.org where the chapter is pleased that an online exhibition will be available.

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Announces Meeting Change, Featuring Deborah Bigeleisen And Call For Artfest 2017

The Wellington Art Society will feature well known artist Deborah Bigeleisen at their October 19, 2016 meeting in the new Wellington Community Center. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE!  Deborah’s presentation and an outstanding raffle will complete the evening.  The Rickie Report shares details and some sneak peeks PLUS specifics about ARTFEST on the Green, which is STILL ACCEPTING APPLICANTS!

 

 

 

 

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WELLINGTON   ART   SOCIETY

FEATURES:

DEBORAH BIGELEISEN

October 19th

6:30 pm

Free and Open to The Public

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Boulevard   Wellington, FL

 

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Deborah Bigeleisen, “Big White Rose”

 

Deborah earned her degree in textile design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and founded her own global print design company in Manhattan. After moving to Florida, she was eager to learn oil painting, “the medium of the Masters”. Early in her career, Deborah was represented by a local gallery where she painted beautiful roses using the techniques of the Dutch masters. Awed by the beauty, complexity and mystery of flowers, she continues to follow her passion.

 

 

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Deborah Bigeleisen, “Energy”

 

 

Deborah’s discovery of fractals, the self-similar properties found within a single object of nature when viewed hundreds of times at different magnifications, has given rise to a whole new shift in her work to colorful abstract paintings. She plays warm hues against cool hues, working with a palette of up to eight colors and achieving an astonishing richness and depth in dark areas and luminosity in the highlights. She focuses on the movement, the energy in her brushwork, the color relationships and applies up to 20 coats of richly layered transparencies to each piece.

 

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Deborah Bigeleisen, “Serpentine”

 

Deborah loves to share her knowledge by conducting International Art Fair tours and as an Adjunct Professor of Art at Palm Beach State College. Her award winning work has been featured on the covers and pages of numerous International art and design publications.  She is a member of  National Association of Women Artists, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and Soroptimist International.

 

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Deborah Bigeleisen, “Glacier Bay”

 

 

 

Deborah tells us, “In this short attention span, instant gratification, digitally driven culture we live in, I am asking viewers to put their devices down, to take the time to pause and really look at what is in front of them, look at what is around them, and to see and question more than meets the eye”.

 

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Art  Fest  on  the  Green, 2017

 

 

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The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 34th 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 more information visit:

WellingtonArtSociety.org

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Salon At Armory Art Center Features Randy Burman

ART SALONS at the ARMORY ART CENTER in West Palm Beach are a gathering place for artists throughout the region. Each month from October to May, Art Salons offer presentations by professional artists whose artwork is being shown in museums and galleries in South Florida. Presenters show their work, talk about their influences, and explore the work of artists showing in museums and galleries. Stimulating discussions follow, led by Coordinator, Elle Shorr.  The public is invited to “The Alchemy of Juxtaposed Elements and Metaphysical Confrontation in Sculpture, Installation, Painting and Print” with Randy Burman on Tuesday, October 4th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue     West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

 

 

 

 

 

AT THE ART SALON:

 

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2016

 6:30 -8:30 pm

 

 

 

”THE ALCHEMY OF JUXTAPOSED ELEMENTS AND METAPHYSICAL CONFRONTATION IN SCULPTURE, INSTALLATION, PAINTING AND PRINT”

PRESENTED BY:

RANDY BURMAN
Dept of Poetry Works

 

 

 

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER LIBRARY

There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.

 

 

 

 

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Randy Burman has been creating art all his life and showing it since 1965. He says: “Drawing widely from popular culture, art history, information design, and social and political events, my practice is based on bringing together disparate formal elements to reveal hidden, compelling connections, and seeks to reveal the cultural forces that develop unintentionally in the real and digital worlds of objects, material, and ideas.

 

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“Dept. of Poetry Works”

 

“The tone of my work – a back and forth between weighty intellectualism and flippancy – is deeply personal. My involvement in the counter-culture movements in the 1960s and 70s led me to question the history of fine art as much as the political and institutional regimes that dominate in the United States, a critique which often gets expressed in the form of humor”.

 

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Randy Burman

 

“These aspects of my own development have also resulted in yet another dichotomy in my practice – the utilization of destruction as a means for creating. Several pieces have involved the poaching of significant works by canonical artists, which are cut up, re-assembled, collaged, and in some cases, completely annihilated”.

 

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“Holy Mountain”

 

 

 

“Whether I’m meticulously creating or blatantly destroying for the sake of art, the experience of sublimity is the destination, and wit is often the means of arrival.”

 

 

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“United States of Oil”

 

 

Randy grew up in Baltimore, where he attended the Maryland Institute College of Art until he dropped out in his Junior year. He had his first one-man show soon after, and published a book of drawn poetry entitled” We Knows Who’s Crazy Baby”. He worked as a staff artist for the underground newspaper, “Harry”, as well as creating movie titles for John Waters’ “Pink Flamingos” and “Female Trouble”, before moving to Miami in 1976. There he worked at a silkscreen workshop at Lowe Art Museum, partnered with several graphic design studios, and began his own design firm, IKON Communication + Marketing Design, where he continues as Creative Director today.

 

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“Discrimination Seating”

 

In 2005, Randy returned to fine art practice and in 2010 became a member of the Artformz Collective in Wynwood. He has shown his work at Artformz, Armory Art Center, Art Center of South Florida, 1310 Gallery in Fort Lauderdale, The Projects at Fat Village and many other places.  Please visit his website:  www.randyburman.com

 

 

 

ARMORY ART CENTER:

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

ABOUT ART SALONS:

 

Our discussions cover the gamut of contemporary art themes, including conceptual, cultural, socio/political, environmental, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and where we fit into the world of contemporary conceptual art. Art Salons also offer the opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, enhance professional development, share useful resources, and network with other artists.  Elle Schorr, a well known artist / photographer who spends much of her time at museums and art exhibits locally and internationally, has been facilitating the salons, hosted by the Armory Art Center, since 2012.  All are welcome to join in these timely explorations of trends in contemporary art and individual artists’ work.

 

 

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You Are Invited To Annual Membership Luncheon With Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women

The Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) kicks off its 2016/2017 season with an Annual Membership luncheon at the Delray Beach Golf Club on October 20, 2016.  You are invited to attend and learn how Boca Raton Pen Women enriches lives with art, music, books, poetry, drama, and much more. If you are a published writer, artist, composer or lover of the arts, you’ll find one-of-a-kind events and programs plus warm and welcoming new friends. Everyone will enjoy the special Silent Auction! The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to investigate this wonderful networking organization!

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women

www.bocapenwomen.org

 

 

A Not-to-be-Missed Membership Luncheon

Thursday, October 20, 2016

11:30 A.M.

Deadline for receipt of checks:

October 12, 2016

Delray Beach Golf Club

2200 Highland Ave.  Delray Beach, FL 33445

561/243-7385 for Directions

 

The Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) is hosting its annual membership luncheon at the Delray Beach Golf Club on October 20, 2016. This is the kick off their new 2016-2017 season of programs and special events. The community is invited to attend and learn how the Boca Raton Pen Women can enrich lives with art, music, books, poetry, drama, and much more. If you are a published writer, artist, composer or lover of the arts, you’ll find one-of-a-kind events and programs, and warm and welcoming new friends.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to investigate this wonderful networking organization!

 

 

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“Evening Out” by Bea Doone-Merena, Oil Painting

 

 

 

Opportunities to showcase your artistic creations in the public arena are arranged by our Art, Letters and Music Committees. You’ll have a chance to network with our creative members and expand your reach in the local community. You can participate in national webinars that offer valuable information and enter contests that interest and inspire you.

 

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“Ruby Red Waterlily” by Pat Wilson, Photography

 

 

 

You won’t want to miss this once-a-year membership event. Enjoy a delicious buffet luncheon with a selection of sliced meats, garden salad, tomato and onion salad, potato salad, cabbage slaw, fresh breads and rolls, dessert and beverages.

 

This year we are featuring a fabulous Silent Auction. You can bid on unique member art pieces, a giant treasure basket, theater tickets, etc.  Cash or checks only for auction will be accepted.

 

 

 

Join us, meet us, learn all about us.

Deadline for receipt of checks: October 12, 2016

 

CLIP AND RETURN WITH YOUR CHECK:

Members: $27 – Non-members: $32

Checks payable to: Boca Raton Branch NLAPW

Email Elaine Bossik for more information: elainebossik@yahoo.com

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DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF CHECKS: October 12, 2016

Note: We cannot accept checks after the deadline.

Members $27 Guests $32
Send checks to: Elaine Bossik, 7722 Majestic Palm Drive, Boynton Beach FL 33437

 

ABOUT NATIONAL LEAGUE OF AMERICAN PEN WOMEN

The Boca Raton Branch of the National League of American Pen Women is a prestigious organization of professional women in the Arts – Published Writers, Authors, Poets, Musical Composers and Award winning Artists.

NLAPW’s corporate headquarters is based in Washington, D.C. , where it oversees branches all over the United States. The League boasts membership of such prominent women as Eleanor Roosevelt, Erma Bombeck, and local well-known artist Edna Hibel. Vinnie Ream, the only woman to sculpt President Lincoln from life, was an early member of NLAPW. Her statue of Lincoln now stands in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

The Boca Raton branch is one of the largest in the country and will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015. As a qualified member of Art, Letters or Music, each member is exposed to participation in Art Exhibits, Author Talks and various workshops. On the third Thursday of the month – from November to May – luncheons are held with interesting, informative and entertaining speakers featuring the three Muses ~ Art – Literature – Music!

For more information about Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women please visit:

www.bocapenwomen.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boca-Raton-Branch-National-League-of-American-Pen-Women/143826885635850

or

http://tinyurl.com/ktodd6t

 

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WITVA Announces Call For “Artful Spirits”, Open To Men, Women, Non-Members, Members

WITVA, Women In The Visual Arts announces a Call For Art which is open to men, women, non-members and members.  The public is invited to the exhibit with an Opening Reception on Friday, October 21.  The exhibit “Artful Spirits” takes place at the Armory Art Center and will run through November 25th.  Art Patrons, mark your calendars for what promises to be another exceptional array of original artwork!  WITVA is an art networking organization offering exhibits, workshops, demonstrations and meetings throughout season.  WITVA fundraises to offer art scholarships to deserving students. The Rickie Report applauds their efforts and shares the details about this Call for Entries.

 

 

 

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561.832.1776

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Questions about WITVA Exhibit and Application?

Call Ann  561.737.4248

ARTIST DEADLINE:  October 7, 2106

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC  OPENING  RECEPTION:

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21st

6 – 8 pm

Refreshments and Music

 

 

 

 

APPLICATION AND DETAILS:

 

 

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For more information about WITVA or to download the application visit:

www.witva.org

 

 

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Lighthouse Art Center Invites You To Closing Reception Of “Art Of Association”, Announces Vacation Closing And New Plein Air Palm Beach!

Let the colors, textures and creative community quicken your imagination during the CLOSING RECEPTION of Art of Association, Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the Lighthouse ArtCenter!  Feast your eyes on 375 original works of art from 186 exhibiting artists representing 16 Art Associations from Miami to Jensen Beach. With new ideas to share and plans to discuss, the participating associations will introduce their 2016-17 calendars. Don’t miss your last opportunity to enjoy this eclectic exhibition.  The ArtCenter will be CLOSED August 14 – 28th for VACATION. The Lighthouse ArtCenter announced today the names of the 35 artists selected to participate in the 2017 Paint Palm Beach en Plein Air competition now in its 4th year at North Palm Beach County’s critically acclaimed art gallery and education center. The event will take place March 8-12, 2017.  The Rickie Report shares all the details in this article.

 

 

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ART  OF  ASSOCIATION

CLOSING   RECEPTION

Thursday, August 11, 2016

5:30 – 7:30 pm

No charge for members of Lighthouse ArtCenter, $10 for non-members.

 

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Malle Whitaker “Rebirth”

Art Associations from Boca Raton to Vero Beach are participating in this refreshing exhibition that fosters cross pollination of ideas and practices with 2D and 3D media from fiber arts to fused glass. Let your imagination soar.

Feast your eyes on 375 original works of art from 186 exhibiting artists representing 16 Art Associations from Miami to Jensen Beach. With new ideas to share and plans to discuss, the participating associations will introduce their 2016-17 calendars. We don’t want you to miss your last opportunity to enjoy this eclectic exhibition. 

“This is an exhibition in which art lovers and collectors can see, as well as purchase, the best work by members of art associations in our region”. – Nancy Politsch, Executive Director, Lighthouse ArtCenter

 

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ANNOUNCING:

PAINT PALM BEACH EN PLEIN AIR 2017 (Formerly the Annual Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Festival)

March 8-12, 2017

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter announced today the names of the 35 artists selected to participate in the 2017 Paint Palm Beach en Plein Air competition now in its 4th year at North Palm Beach County’s critically acclaimed art gallery and education center. The event will take place March 8-12, 2017. Plein Air has become a popular competition throughout the world, giving artists different venues to create in, while being challenged by the length and surroundings of the four-day contest. The selected artists compete for prize money and are able to display their work at the Lighthouse ArtCenter for gallery visitors to view, offer their opinions and purchase a favored painting at the Collector’s Party on Saturday, March, 11th, final day of competition. Paintings may also be purchased “wet” from the artist at the painting sites.
“We modified this year’s artist selection process after an outstanding 2016 competition,” said Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Chair of Painting and Drawing and Co-Chair of this event, Ted Matz. “Feedback from our former contestants suggested we narrow our field of artists to give each participant more exposure to the crowds drawn to watch them when they’re sketching and painting at the various venues. ”
With more than 120 applicants for the limited slots, Matz said the selection process became one of scoring several criteria, not all of which were based on direct artistic skills. “We wanted to be fair to artists who may not have participated in our Plein Air competition in the first three years. And fair to the Lighthouse ArtCenter patrons who want to see how new artists interpret our local scenery when challenged to capture it on canvas.”

The 35 artists selected scored highest when evaluated by the following:
1. Originality
2. Overall Quality
3. Consistency of Style
4. Technical Skills
5. Marketability to Audience

“We are thrilled by the artistic diversity selected to compete in March 2017,” said Lighthouse ArtCenter Curator Janeen Mason. “We had submissions from artists in 27 states and two who are international. We are excited to see how these artists translate our South Florida seascapes, landscapes and architecture.”

Here are the names and hometowns of the artists competing in Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 2017 Paint Palm Beach en Plein Air competition:

STEPHANIE AMATO MILTON GA
DAVID BOYD JR NEWNAN GA
CARL BRETZKE MINNEAPOLIS MN
MICHELE BYRNE READING PA
KATHLEEN DENIS TAVERNIER FL
BILL FARNSWORTH VENICE FL
KEVIN FEARY BATAVIA NY
NYLE GORDON ETHEL MO
KAREN ANN HITT VENICE FL
JENNIFER HOLMES WESTBROOK CT
NEAL HUGHES MOORESTOWN NJ
CHARLIE HUNTER BELLOWS FALLS VT
MARYANNE JACOBSEN VENICE FL
SHELBY KEEFE MILWAUKEE WI
DEBRA LATHAM KINGWOOD TX
GREGORY LITTLE OAKLAND PARK FL
ANDRE LUCERO GOOCHLAND VA
TOM LYNCH NAPERVILLE IL
JEFFREY MARKOWSKY SAVANNAH GA
JIM MCVICKER LOLETA CA
SPENCER MEAGHER MOUNT VERNON IL
DAN MONDLOCH SAINT CLOUD MN
KATHIE ODOM KNOXVILLE TN
JOSEPH PALMERIO SARASOTA FL
ELISE PHILLIPS ELVERSON PA
DEVIN ROBERTS SPRINGFIELD MO
CYNTHIA ROSEN DORSET VT
LAWRENCE RUDOLECH HANOVER IN
JASON SACRAN FORT SMITH AR
PATRICK SAUNDERS ST LOUIS MO
RICHARD SNEARY KANSAS CITY MO
R. GREGORY SUMMERS OVERLAND PARK KS
NANCY TANKERSLEY EASTON MD
ROBIN WEISS POULSBO WA
CORY WRIGHT APOLLO BEACH FL

 

 

To learn more about Plein Air art, visit Wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/En_plein_air or Google Plein Air art.

For additional information about upcoming exhibits or the 2017 Paint Palm Beach en Plein Air competition, contact Lighthouse ArtCenter by calling 561-746-3101.

For more information about the Lighthouse ArtCenter, visit www.lighthousearts.org

Lighthouse ArtCenter is an equal opportunity gallery, learning center and employer.

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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