Retrospective Exhibition Of James Joseph DeMartis’ Artwork In East Hampton, NY With Public Reception May 19th

The public is invited to a Retrospective Exhibition to view and purchase artwork by James Joseph DeMartis, at  Ashawagh Hall in  East Hampton, New York.  A free, Public Reception takes place on Saturday, May 19th in the evening.  DeMartis’ art is in numerous private collections in Europe and the United States.  Internationally exhibited and awarded, his paintings have a mystic quality that brings the viewer closer and sustains an artful conversation.  The Exhibit is available from May 18 through May 20th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.




Please join us in a celebration of the work of

James Joseph DeMartis

A retrospective exhibition of paintings from 1946 to 1996, assembled by his children Bruno, Barbara and James

May 18th – 20th, 2018

RECEPTION Saturday, May 19 · 6 to 9 pm



Ashawagh Hall

780 Springs Fireplace Road     East Hampton, New York 11937

For additional information: or 631.553.9479

“Untitled” by James J. DeMartis


Retrospective Exhibition at Ashawagh Hall located in East Hampton, New York 11937, will showcase the artwork of James Joseph DeMartis.  Curated by his children, Bruno, Barbara,and James, this is a rare treat for the public to view and purchase an internationally collected artist’s abstract expressionist work.  James J. DeMartis was born in New York City in 1926.  He attended The Art Center, Museum of Modern Art (NYC), the California School of Fine Arts (Santa Monica CA), and the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy.  






“Fantasy Landscape” by James J. DeMartis



Post WWII, DeMartis explored a plethora of styles and media, as he exhibited and lived in Italy, Switzerland, New York City, Bar Harbor and Bangor  (ME), Japan, Mexico and the Middle East.  An American painter who travelled the world, DeMartis brings us symbolic images which await our own interpretations.

“Sun Over Water With a Red Border” by James J. DeMartis




His oil paintings on canvas and paper, according to Ms. Crealy Pollack on behalf of the Eggers Partnership  of Architects and Planners in NYC, “reflect the sure hand of a painter schooled in Florence, Italy, but associated with the New York and Maine School of American Artists. There is a mystical quality about his work which is strongly influences by the history of calligraphy, both ancient and contemporary”.

” Zen Mountain” by James J. DeMartis




His unique style impressed talented and recognized artists of his time.  His sometimes hazy treatment gives a timeless aspect to the scenes he interpreted.  He often finishes with a ribbon of color that acts as a “frame” for the framed painting itself.  DeMartis died in 1996, leaving us a legacy of incredible artwork whose aggregation of styles and mediums continue to show signs of life.



“Island Shacks, Penobscot Bay” by James J. DeMartis


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Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County Presents Bernice Harwood “Retrospective” Exhibition

Bernice Baumel Harwood, an artist since childhood, attended The McDowel School of Art in NYC and became a fashion illustrator. In 1944 Bernice entered the U.S. Navy as a WAVE, she served in the Hospital Corps and was trained as an Acrylic Eye Illustrator at Bethesda Naval Hospital MD, one of only eight in the country. Stationed at San Diego Naval Hospital, CA., she matched the existing eye for the men that lost their eyes in battle, by painting the iris in watercolor. Over the decades, Bernice has explored different art media and techniques, all with great success. Her award-winning artwork is part of numerous private and corporate collections. This Rickie Report article celebrates Bernice’s SOLO Retrospective Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County‘s gallery.  We urge you to stop in and see the breadth of Bernice’s artistic talent!





B e r n i c e      H a r w o o d

“R E T R O S P E C T I V E”

 December 19, 2015 -January 16, 2016






“Elizabeth,NJ” by Bernice Harwood




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

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


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.






bernice harwood

Bernice Harwood

Bernice Baumel Harwood, an artist since childhood, studied art in high school, and then attended The McDowel School of Art in NYC and became a fashion illustrator. In 1944 Bernice entered the U.S. Navy as a WAVE, she was in the Hospital Corps and was trained as an Acrylic Eye Illustrator at Bethesda Naval Hospital MD. There were eight illustrators stationed around the country. She was stationed at San Diego Naval Hospital, CA., where she matched the existing eye for the men that lost their eyes in battle by painting the iris in watercolor. She worked with a dentist, a Commander who was involved in the total process. This allowed the men to have an eye that looked quite natural.




“Lagoon” by Bernice Harwood, Etching




After marriage, with two daughters, Bernice went back to college, Hofstra University, L.I. N.Y. She graduated Cum Laude with High Honors in Fine Arts and a B.S. in Art Education. She then went on to study for her Master’s Degree in Special Ed. Bernice has studied with many well-known art teachers, Jacob Lawrence ,David Shapiro, Ruth Leaf, Moses Sawyer, Anthony Toney, Frank Varga and more.




“Lily Pond” by Bernice Harwood




Bernice was a member of the Graphic Eye Gallery in Port Washington, NY, and President for two years. She has exhibited in museums, galleries and universities. Bernice is a member of The National Association of Women Artists since 1983 and a past president of the Florida Chapter, as well as a Signature Member of The Boca Raton Museum, Artists Guild in Delray Beach, FL. She is also listed in the 9/11 Memorial Artists Registry for a Sculpture, Ground Zero and Rebirth.





“Les Femmes” by Bernice Harwood, Monoprint





Bernice tells The Rickie Report, ” As a painter, I turned to multiples within the graphic medium. I found the challenge of the surprise, working with the existing results exhilarating. It is exciting to work with various techniques in etching to achieve the impression and mood I wish to evoke. These works are primarily representational. Then I found the Monoprint, with its spontaneity, use of textures and vibrant color and more abstract forms. I have incorporated some of the feeling of my Monoprint in my etchings. I am now working with watercolors, and using some of the same feelings and techniques that I used in printmaking”.




“Lady Of The Lake” by Bernice Harwood, Etching




Bernice Harwood’s artwork is in many private, corporate and permanent collections and has won many awards. Bernice is in Who’s Who in American Art, Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who in America.





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Lighthouse ArtCenter Presents “Altered Realities”: Landscapes by Jake Fernandez

Continuing the theme of landscapes, Lighthouse ArtCenter brings in 2013 with a bang!  “Altered Realities” features a retrospective of world renown contemporary artist Jake Fernandez. The Rickie Report invites you to explore his vision of a deconstructed and reconstructed reality. We promise you will be fascinated and perhaps moved to try your own version!



Altered Realities:

 An Imaginative View of Landscapes


  January 14th to March 13, 2013

Meet the Artist

Thursday, January 17th

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum

Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta

 Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Altered Realities, exhibiting January 14 to March 13, 2013, at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum of Art in Tequesta, Florida, features a retrospective of renowned contemporary artist Jake Fernandez. The exhibition is sponsored by Cotleur & Hearing Landscape Architects, Planners and Environmental Consultants.



Detail 5313: Fernandez’s drawings, photographs and paintings, some of which span more than twelve-feet wide, give you the sense of being in a totally different environment.

Fernandez creates his paintings on multi-leveled panels, each of which is an abstraction of the scene. Take a closer look as he has created a landscape by deconstructing reality and reassembling it according to his own precise and calculated imagination.

In recent review, Lynette M.F. Bosch, Ph.D., an art historian and State University of New York professor said, “In paintings and drawings, Fernandez takes you through a woodland path or brings you to a meditative pause at the edge of a lake, pond or stream.  His colors and forms move your sight, through the passing times of day, in which each degree of changing light transforms time.”


Giverny Redux Study 2

Giverny Redux Study 2: Fernandez creates extensive studies in graphite prior to beginning his paintings. “Giverny Redux” is a study of the bridge at Claude Monet’s estate in Giverny, France.

“As Fernandez composes his images,” Dr. Bosch added, “the underlying structure of the geometric, perspectival grid is submerged into compositions that draw the spectator in and through his delineated spaces – so subtly that the picture plane between the spectator and the work dissolves.”


Fernandez, born in Cuba, graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Florida and received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of South Florida. An internationally known artist, he creates complex pictorial structures with a unique depiction of light and space. His works are in numerous public and private collections throughout the world, including the Florida House of Representatives and the capitol building in Tallahassee. He lives and works in Florida and New York City.


“In this 30-year career retrospective exhibition, Jake Fernandez invites you to survey his changing interests, explorations and development of style in multiple mediums,” said Katie Deits, executive director of the Lighthouse ArtCenter. “The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum is pleased to present this unique artist’s collective of work.”


Jake Fernandez

Jake Fernandez

Fernandez also will give an artist’s talk on February 21st

Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 p.m.

The lecture is at 6 .p.m.


The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum & School of Art, a member-supported nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities.


For more information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visit or call (561) 746-3101. The Lighthouse ArtCenter is located in Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Fla., one-half mile west of US Hwy 1. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with admission free for members and $5 for non-members ages 12 and up.  Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with free admission.


Programs are funded in part by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners.


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