JF Gallery Opens Call To Established, Mid-Career, And Emerging Artists In The United States For 8th Annual Juried Exhibit

JF Gallery is pleased to announce its 8th Annual Juried Art Exhibit, with juror Bruce Helander.  Applications are open to all Established, Mid Career, and Emerging artists in the United States. The Opening Reception will be held on June 29.  The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges artists to apply! The exhibit takes place June 28 – July 20, 2019.

 

3901 S. Dixie Hwy    West Palm Beach, FL

561-478-8281

 

 

JF Gallery  8th Annual Juried Art Exhibit

Open to all

Established, Mid Career and Emerging Artists

In the United States

 

Entry Deadline: 5/31/19

 

 

ARTIST RECEPTION / ART OPENING

June 29th      6 – 9  pm

Exhibit runs June 28 – July 20, 2019

 

 

 

  • Open to all Established, Mid Career and Emerging Artists in the United States.

  • Entries must have been completed within the past 2 years and not previously exhibited in JF Gallery.

  • Jury will be looking for technically competent work in all genres and Styles. 

  • Artist may submit one (1) to three (3) pieces of artwork.

  • JF Gallery takes a commission of 35% on all sold artwork during exhibit.

AWARDS:

Best in show: $500. The juror has the option of awarding Honorable Mention recognitions. Purchase awards and exhibition opportunities are some of the additional benefits possible for artists whose work is selected.

MEDIA & SPECIFICATIONS:

Work in 2D and 3D media is eligible.
2D work must be wired and ready for hanging.
Sculptures not to exceed 100 lbs in weight.
Artists of all mediums and genres are encouraged to apply. (Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Glass, Fiber, Functional, Digital, Photography, Installation, Mixed Media, New Genres)
MAXIMUM Outside to Outside Dimensions including any framing, are: 62 x 62

 

 

 

ACCEPTANCE:

Artists whose works are accepted will be notified via email or phone by June 7th 2019.
Accepted works may be withheld from exhibition at the Juror’s discretion. This option
is seldom exercised, however, in order to insure the quality of the exhibition it must
be maintained. Accepted works must remain on exhibit for the duration of the Exhibit NO EXCEPTIONS. Entry Fees are non-refundable.

 

DELIVERY & RETURN OF WORK:

Accepted works may be hand delivered or shipped PRE-PAID by June 24th. The Artist will assume payment for return shipment. Artists should insure their work during transit. Although all responsible care will be exercised, JF Gallery cannot be responsible for any loss or damage in shipping or while on exhibit. Sending an entry shall limply an agreement on the part of the sender to the conditions set forth in this prospectus.

JF Gallery is not responsible for artwork left unclaimed past pick up date of July 22nd.

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Any questions or concerns MUST be sent via email: info@jfgallery.com

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Bruce Helander ( photo courtesy of Robert Nelson)

JUROR:

Bruce Helander is an art critic, arts writer, curator and artist whose specialty is collage and assemblage. He has a master’s degree in painting from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, where he later became the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of the college. He is a former White House fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and has won the South Florida Cultural Consortium fellowship for professional achievement in the visual arts. He is one of two 2014 inductees to the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, Florida’s most prestigious arts and culture honor (the other is musician Tom Petty).

City Link magazine called Bruce Helander “Arguably the most recognized and successful collage artist in the country…” and Kenworth Moffett, the former director of the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, said in Gold Coast magazine that “If there was a Pulitzer Prize for collage, Helander would surely win it.”

His work is in over fifty museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Smithsonian, Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles. The artist and his work has been the subject of 100 reviews and articles in numerous publications, including Art in America, ARTnews, and The Washington Post.

Helander is the former Editor-in-Chief of The Art Economist magazine and recently exhibited his work at Georgia Scherman Projects (Toronto), Corzine Fine Art (Los Angeles), Peter Marcelle Gallery (Bridgehampton, New York), Cornell Museum of Art (Delray Beach), and ArtHouse 429 (West Palm Beach). Most currently, his work was shown by Arcature Fine Art at Art Miami and Art Miami New York/Pier 94 and by Tansey Contemporary at Art Wynwood.  Helander is now focusing on a retrospective of his collages and paintings for the Coral Springs Museum of Art, scheduled for 2017, and his collages are included in “Open This End,” a five-year traveling museum show of works from the celebrated Blake Byrne collection in Los Angeles, currently at the Nasher Museum of Art.

For more information about this exhibition:

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/276602349931204/

Apply: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6486

JF Gallery
3901 S. Dixie Hwy    West Palm Beach,  FL
561-478-8281

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Center For Creative Education Presents: “Passenger: A Global Journey” Curated By Bruce Helander. Public Is Invited To Exhibit And Opening Reception March 16

The Sallie and Berton Korman Gallery at the Center for Creative Education presents “Passenger: A Global Journey” featuring photography by Christopher Fay, Hope Kahn, and Shalini Nopany.  Curated by Bruce Helander, this exhibit explores how individual artists view the world and capture images to share with the viewer.  The Opening Reception takes place on Saturday, March 16.  This exhibit is available now through March 30. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

The Sallie & Berton Korman Gallery at Center for Creative Education

 

PRESENTS:

 

 

 

 

 

‘Passenger: A Global Journey’

Curated by Bruce Helander

 

 

 

 

Featuring photography by:

Christopher Fay, Hope Kahn, & Shalini Nopany

 

 

 

 

Public Reception: Saturday, March 16

 6:00 – 8:00 PM

$10 Entry to support the charitable mission of Center for Creative Education.  Light Bites and Drinks to be served

Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Exhibition is open to the public Now through March 30

 

 

Photography by Christopher Fay

 

 

Photographer Christopher Fay believes recognizing beautiful ART around you constantly is a gift and skill that comes from viewing the world through the Artist’s Eye. The trick is to develop the patience and imagination to recognize it.  From there, each image calls for its own composition.  With the onset of digital photography and many digital photography advancements, new worlds have opened a new age of creating high-quality photographic artwork.  By using various techniques and tools to enhance regular photographs, spectacular results can be achieved in the finished image.

 

Photography by Hope Kahn

 

 

Photographer Hope Kahn uses many different photographic means to capture an image; such as digital cameras, plastic cameras and pinhole cameras. She then applies, a variety of finishing techniques.  Some of the techniques used are historical processes such as Photo Gravure, Cyanotype as well as the use of paper negatives. The common thread in her art is the blending of the realistic into the interpretative – producing a poetic quality to her photographs. Her clients have often called her work “mysterious and otherworldly.”  

 

 

 

Photography by Shalini Nopany

 

 

Photographer Shalini Nopany is known for both black and white and color images of people and places. Her photographs, which radiate with a woman’s sensibility, freeze a moment in time that captures emotions and actions. Her themes have included motion, emotion, and people’s activities in different settings.

 


Curator Bruce Helander

 

 

Curator Bruce Helander is an art critic, arts writer, curator and artist whose specialty is collage and assemblage. He has a master’s degree in painting from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, where he later became the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of the college. He is a former White House fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and has won the South Florida Cultural Consortium fellowship for professional achievement in the visual arts. He is one of two 2014 inductees to the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, Florida’s most prestigious arts and culture honor (the other is musician Tom Petty).

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery and Marketing Manager

JonathonO@cceflorida.org

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

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

 

 

 

 

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Bruce Helander Special Programs At Center For Creative Education: Free Lecture Plus Collage Workshop

The Center for Creative Education offers two Special Programs to meet and work with Bruce Helander, art critic, arts writer, curator and artist whose specialty is collage and assemblage.  He is one of two 2014 inductees to the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, Florida’s most prestigious arts and culture honor (the other is musician Tom Petty).  A Free Lecture about the collections of internationally acclaimed artist, Dale Chihuly, takes place on Saturday, February 17.  A one day collage workshop  given by master collage artist, Helander, takes place on Saturday, February 24th (fee for workshop). Register early, as there are only 45 spots for the workshop!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

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

 

 

Bruce Helander (Photo Courtesy of Christopher Fay

 

Special Programming:

 

Bruce Helander presenting: Chihuly “An Artist Collects”
Lecture with Q&A

Saturday, February 17
2 to 3 pm

A special event hosted in The Hilton Theater at CCE

Free to the Public!

 

 

 

Dale Chihuly (b. 1941), one of the most inno­vative and iconic figures in contemporary art, is also an avid collector of everything from ceramic dogs to inkwells, vintage Christmas orna­ments, dollhouse furniture, plastic radios—you name it, Chihuly collects it. These everyday objects reflect the same playful, colorful aesthetic that can be seen in Dale Chihuly’s sculptures and installations.

Fully illustrated, Chihuly: An Artist Collects includes an essay by Chihuly’s longtime friend, artist Bruce Helander, who considers why people collect and explores the collections of artists such as Damien Hirst, Peter Blake, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso—and of course, Dale Chihuly.

 

Bruce Helander Conducting Collage Workshop

Collage Workshop by Master Artist Bruce Helander 

Saturday, February 24

9:00 am to 4:00 pm
 

$30.00 per person

Purchase Tickets HERE:

https://cceflorida.org/collage-master-class-bruce-helander/

Seating is Limited to 45!

Hands on collage workshop to examine working methods, concepts, glue process, and all other related activities to the medium of paper collage. A brief history introduction power point will give students a perspective on collage. Students should bring a pile of magazines, scissors, mat knife, pencils, and non-petroleum based glue (a water based glue).

 

 

City Link magazine called Bruce Helander “Arguably the most recognized and successful collage artist in the country…” and Kenworth Moffett, the former director of the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, said in Gold Coast magazine that “If there was a Pulitzer Prize for collage, Helander would surely win it.” Helander has a master’s degree in painting from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, where he later became the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of the college. He is a former White House fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and has won the South Florida Cultural Consortium fellowship for professional achievement in the visual arts.

Helander’s work is in over fifty museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Smithsonian, Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles. The artist and his work has been the subject of 100 reviews and articles in numerous publications, including Art in America, ARTnews, and The Washington Post.   (brucehelander.com)

 

For more information about these events, workshops, free classes:

Contact: Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla | jonathono@cceflorida.org

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education 
425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
561-805-9927       cceflorida.org

 

 

 

 

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Town of Jupiter Art Gallery Welcomes Public To Opening Reception Friday, November 17th

The Town of Jupiter Art Gallery Presents an Exhibition of Photography, Paintings, Handblown Glass, Handmade Jewelry, Paper Sculptures, Digital Art, and Mixed Media Collage art.   The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, November 17th.  The exhibition continues through December 15th.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  This is the perfect time to meet the artists, who live locally and sell their artwork around the US and Internationally!

 

TOWN OF JUPITER ART GALLERY

PRESENTS:

AN EXHIBITION OF:

 

ART   COMMITTEE   MEMBERS

AND

  SELECTED   ARTISTS

 

Unprecedented Collection of Photographs
Paintings ~ Blown Glass ~ Jewelry
Paper Sculpture ~ Digital Art ~ City Scapes

OPENING RECEPTION:

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017

6:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Open to the Public.  Free Admission.   Children Welcome.

Free Parking.  Free Admission

 

EXHIBIT   CLOSES   DECEMBER 15, 2017

 

 

200 MILITARY TRAIL      JUPITER, FL

Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday
For Information: 561-741-2400  or e-mail faye.schrecengost@gmail.com

 

 

ART COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

PAT BENEDETTO ~ PHOTOGRAPHY
A photographer who strives to capture images with strong
dynamic geometric configuration. As an author she strives
to capture life which often offers lines of demarcation
Both mediums provide the opportunity for the reader or
or viewer to experience unfamiliar territories historical,
personal and more.

 

 

LOU ANN BERKLEY ~ JEWELRY
A graduate of the Rhode School of Design. An award winning
jeweler and creator in design and fabricating gold and silver
jewelry and art objects. She studied in Israel and Germany
where she competed in jewelry competitions and earned
recognition for her work.

 

 

KARLA CRUZ ~ PAINTINGS
Karla Cruz is a native Costa Rican. She has been an artist for over
twenty years. Flowers are her passion. The exquisite realistic
images gives the viewer a sense of strolling through a garden
with lovely fragrances emanating from the canvases.

 

RICK EGGERT ~ ART COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN
Rick began working in glass in 1992. His travels to Tahiti, New
Zealand, Thailand and other parts of the world enhanced his desire
for inner growth. He earned a BFA degree in Glass Sculpture from
Rochester Institute of Technology, New York and has worked as a
technician for schools and businesses in the Eastern United States.
Rick is currently the Creative Director and Glass Studio Director of
the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts in Lake Worth.

 

NINA FUSCO – PAPER SCULPTURE
Ms. Fusco has a passion for paper. She manipulates the flat surface
of paper by cutting, scoring and bending to bring to life. Her art is
about connections and relationships. Her unique paper designs
create a fantasy that captures the imagination.

 

BRENDA NICKOLAUS ~ PAINTINGS ~ PHOTOGRAPHS
She is a teacher and naturalist whose love of nature inspires her
sensitive paintings and photographs. Her unique talent transcends
the ordinary and takes the viewer on a journey into a world of beauty.

 

PARINDA SUDDAHARA ~ PAINTINGS
Her acrylic and mixed media paintings capture the essence of
her surroundings in a variety of subjects. Delicate blooming
cherry blossoms and the beauty of elegant swans bathed in
moonlight create an atmosphere of serenity. The paintings
offer a diverse visual experience.

 

SUSAN VIRGINIA ~ PAINTINGS
A former Art History Professor who has found a medium that brings
her joy. The purpose of incorporating mirrors into my work is to reflect
that everything is connected, that humans are a part of nature and the
ever changing cosmos. She hopes it brings joy to others as well.

 

 

JUDY WOLFE ~ PAINTINGS
Judy has been a teacher and volunteer and Jupiter resident
for thirty years. Her artistic skills of drawing and painting
have encouraged many children and brought her a sense of
accomplishment. The painted landscapes and flowing rivers
are a leisurely stroll with nature.

 

ANDY WRIGHT ~ PAINTINGS
He received a BFA from Syracuse University. His profession as a
Graphics Illustrator gives his watercolor paintings that added dimension
of an illustrator. His prefers coastal scenes which capture the imagination
and are a reminder of nature’s artistry through watercolor.

 

SELECTED ARTISTS:

BRBarbara ~ DIGITAL ART
Digital art is a new and creative way of expressing art. Selection
of sources is difficult because the image has to be created in an
artistic format. It is time consuming to configure a satisfactory
image. She composes photo-collages and has portfolios in
several genre of photographic fine art. Her work has been
shown in galleries throughout the east coast of Florida and
have received critical acclaim.

 

SAMI MAKELA ~ CITYSCAPES
Mr. Makela has traveled extensively which had a profound effect
on his vision of his surroundings. He became acutely aware of
lines, shapes, textures, color. Collage paintings formed in his mind.
He collects re-cycled matt and foam boards, paper and a variety of
other framing supplies. He never sketches, just cuts, shapes and glues
on plywood. The finished pieces are an incredible palette of colors and
textures that brings the cities to life.

For Information: 561-741-2400  or e-mail faye.schrecengost@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Four Fascinating Lectures At Lighthouse ArtCenter Set The Stage For “Lunch And Learn”

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is offering “Four Fascinating Lectures” paired with a great dining experience to set the stage for delightful afternoons of “Lunching and Learning.”  Dr. Joan Lipton speaks about “Avant-garde patrons of then unknown artists” (January 23),  Lacy Davisson Doyle discusses “The Women of Abstract Expressionism” (February 23),  Bruce Helander presents “The Joy of Collage-From Braque to Bruce Helander” (March 22) and Kevin Calica focuses on “Strength and Simplicity: 100 ways to live your life as Art” (April 24).  The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds you to register individually or for the series.  

 

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive  Tequesta, FL 33469

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

The Public is Invited To:

 

 

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 Noon to 2 p.m.

Dates:

 

 

Joan Lipton:

Monday, January 23, 2017

Lacy Davisson Doyle

Thursday, February 23

Bruce Helander:

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Kevin Calica:

Monday, April 24, 2017

 

 

Price: $75 per person with a 10% discount for Lighthouse ArtCenter members. To purchase tickets, or for more information, please call Sheri at (561) 746-3101 or go to www.LighthouseArts.org

 

Monday, January 23, 2017

“Important Avant-Garde Patrons of Then Unknown Artists”

by Joan Lipton

 

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At the outset of their careers, both Matisse and Picasso considered themselves very lucky when two sets of patrons collected an abundance of their paintings.   “Two Baltimore ladies,” as Matisse called sisters Clarabel and Etta Cone, bought his Fauve paintings that had been dismissed as wild creations by the critics. Soon they were also purchasing Picassos and other modern masters-to-be. A friend of the Cones, Gertrude Stein and her siblings, Leo and Michael, also added innumerable works by Matisse, Picasso and a host of Post-Impressionists. The gatherings in the Stein home at 27 rue de Fleurus, also known as the “Stein Studio,” brought together confluences of talent and thinking that would help define modernism in literature and art. Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and other dedicated attendees included Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Sinclair Lewis to name a few.

 
Art historian, Joan Lipton, Ph.D., will share many facts and paintings with her audience, all of which will surprise and excite you. Ms. Lipton has held numerous workshops in colleges, alumni associations, adult education centers and libraries in New York City and New Jersey.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

“The Women of Abstract Expressionism”

by Lacy Davisson Doyle

 

 

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Lacy Davisson Doyle will present an in-depth look at the work of Helen Frankenthaler, Elaine de Kooning and Lee Krasner. These three women were among the better-known women Abstract Expressionists and contributed outstanding innovation and experimentation to their creative process. Each one presents a different approach and singular vocabulary within their gestural paintings. This talk offers an opportunity to expand what you know about Abstract Expressionism and the women who exhibited alongside the men. 

 

 

 

Ms. Doyle has lectured on modern and contemporary art for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, Christie’s International Auction House, the Colony Club, the Cosmopolitan Club, the Society of The Four Arts, Palm Beach and New York University’s Graduate Visual Arts Administration Program.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

“The Joy of Collage-From Braque to Bruce Helander”

by Bruce Helander

 

 

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Renowned collage artist and subject of the book “Curious Collage,” Bruce Helander, will discuss the evolution of collage from its beginnings to the fascinating application of this celebrated medium in contemporary art. Bruce Helander is an art critic, arts writer, curator and artist whose specialty is collage and assemblage. He has a master’s degree in painting from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, where he later became the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of the college. He is a former fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and was recently inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame.

 

 

Mr. Helander’s work is represented in over fifty permanent public collections, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

 

 

 

Monday, April 24, 2017

“Strength and Simplicity: 100 ways to live your life as Art”

by Kevin Calica

 

 

 

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Do you live your life by accident or design?  Designer Kevin Calica lifts his professional gaze from stores and products to focus on daily life.  In his book, “Strength and Simplicity: 100 ways to live your life as Art,”  Calica tells us to look at our life as if it were a room. Does it meet all our needs? Do we love being in it? Is it simple and clean, inviting and well-lit? Is there space in it for someone else?  After this presentation you will want to open this book to any one of its 100 fun, practical, creative ideas and redesign your life. This charming, profound and original work gives new meaning to the term “interior design.”

 

Kevin Calica is a New York designer who began his career with Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. Many of the world’s leading brands and designers are among his clients and he has been involved in all aspects of design and marketing.

 

For more information about this event , the current exhibition, classes, workshops and future programs please visit:

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bruce Helander Presents “The Evolution Of Collage” At Next Armory Art Salon

Bruce Helander, former Editor-in-Chief of The Art Economist magazine and world renown collage artist, will be speaking at the next Armory Art Center’s Art Salon.  Facilitated by Elle Schorr, the Salon takes place on Tuesday, April 5th.  The public is invited for stimulating discussion. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to attend this networking opportunity.

 

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue        W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER LIBRARY

 

 

AT   THE   ART   SALON

 

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 5TH, 2016 

6:30 – 8:30 pm

EVOLUTION OF COLLAGE

PRESENTED BY

BRUCE HELANDER

 

 $10 fee to attend may be paid at the door

Snacks or drinks to share would be much appreciated

 

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“Blue Heaven” by Bruce Helander

 

 

 

Bruce Helander recently exhibited his work at Georgia Scherman Projects (Toronto), Corzine Fine Art (Los Angeles), Peter Marcelle Gallery (Bridgehampton, New York), Cornell Museum of Art (Delray Beach), ArtHouse 429 (Northwood), and Nicole Henry Fine Art (West Palm Beach). Most currently, his work was shown by Arcature Fine Art at Art Miami and Art Miami New York/Pier 94 and by Tansey Contemporary at Art Wynwood. Helander is now focusing on a retrospective of his collages and paintings for the Coral Springs Museum of Art, scheduled for 2017, and his collages are included in “Open This End,” a five-year traveling museum show of works from the celebrated Blake Byrne collection in Los Angeles, currently at The Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York.

 

 

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“At The Beach” by Bruce Helander

 

Bruce Helander is an art critic, arts writer, curator and artist whose specialty is collage and assemblage. He has a master’s degree in painting from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, where he later became the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of the college. He is a former White House fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and has won the South Florida Cultural Consortium fellowship for professional achievement in the visual arts. He is one of two 2014 inductees to the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, Florida’s most prestigious arts and culture honor (the other is musician Tom Petty).

 

 

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“Woman In Mirror” by Bruce Helander

 

 

 

City Link magazine called Bruce Helander “Arguably the most recognized and successful collage artist in the country…” and Kenworth Moffett, the former director of the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, said in Gold Coast magazine that, “If there was a Pulitzer Prize for collage, Helander would surely win it.”

 

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               “Rodeo Rider” by Bruce Helander

 

 

 

His work is in over fifty museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Smithsonian, Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles. The artist and his work has been the subject of 100 reviews and articles in numerous publications, including Art in America, ARTnews, and The Washington Post.

 

HelanderPost Triangle

“Post Triangle” by Bruce Helander

 

 

Helander is the former Editor-in-Chief of The Art Economist magazine and recently exhibited his work at Georgia Scherman Projects (Toronto), Corzine Fine Art (Los Angeles), Peter Marcelle Gallery (Bridgehampton, New York), Cornell Museum of Art (Delray Beach), ArtHouse 429 (Northwood), and Nicole Henry Fine Art (West Palm Beach). Most currently, his work was shown by Arcature Fine Art at Art Miami and Art Miami New York/Pier 94 and by Tansey Contemporary at Art Wynwood. Helander is now focusing on a retrospective of his collages and paintings for the Coral Springs Museum of Art, scheduled for 2017, and his collages are included in “Open This End,” a five-year traveling museum show of works from the celebrated Blake Byrne collection in Los Angeles, currently at The Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York.

 

 

 

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“High Heel helper” by Bruce Helander

 

 

 

For more information about Bruce Helander please visit:

www.brucehelander.com

 

 

 

ART SALONS offer stimulating conversations with other artists in the community. As a springboard to each of our explorations, professional artists from South Florida are invited to present their work, talk about what influenced them, and examine the work of influential artists showing in museums and galleries. 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. They’re also an opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, of professional development and the sharing of useful resources.  Salons are facilitated by Elle Schorr.

 

 

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS:

NEW LOCATION: All Salons meet in the Library of the Armory Art Center, 1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 3340, in the historic Art Deco Armory building to the left of the garden.

If you’re driving North on I-95, turn right/ east on Belvedere Blvd. Turn left at the light on to Parker Avenue. Continue north to Park Place, just before the fire station. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.

If you’re driving South on I-95, turn left / east on Okeechobee Blvd. Turn right on Parker Ave, just before the Convention Center. Continue south past the fire station and turn left on Park Place. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.

 

For more information about this event or other exhibits, workshops, classes at the Armory Art Center, please visit: armoryart.org

 

 

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Center For Creative Education Presents Bruce Helander’s Professional Practice Lectures

The Center for Creative Education is pleased to announce a two session workshop beginning January 6th, designed for working, motivated artists who wish to learn more about managing a successful career and the business of art.  Bruce Helander, Board Member of the CCE, will lead the workshops. Helander’s wealth of experience as a practicing artist, critic, arts consultant, gallery owner, art dealer, former editor-in-chief of The Art Economist, former White House Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts, former dean of the Rhode Island School of Design, and member of the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, will inform the varied topics. The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

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Center for Creative Education

425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33407

t (561) 805 9927 ext. 160 f (561) 805 9929

www.cceflorida.org

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES

&

PERSPECTIVES ON THE ART WORLD

by Bruce Helander

 

 

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Bruce Helander

 

 

 

The Center for Creative Education is pleased to announce a workshop designed for working, motivated artists who wish to learn more about managing a successful career and the business of art.

 

 

 

Bruce Helander, board member of the CCE, will lead the workshops. Helander’s wealth of experience as a practicing artist, critic, arts consultant, gallery owner, art dealer, former editor-in-chief of The Art Economist, former White House Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts, former dean of the Rhode Island School of Design, and member of the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, will inform the varied topics.

 

 

 

The cost is $35.00 for sessions 1 and 2.

Lecture is accompanied by a Free copy of Don Thompson’s book The $12 Million Stuffed Shark. “…is a cutting-edge approach to the economics and psychology of the contemporary art world.”

Attendees to bring spiral notebook and Resumes

Session 1 – January 6, 2016, 6-8pm
“Getting it Together: Setting Goals, Building a Resume, Creating a Portfolio”
Setting realistic professional goals and creating a five-year plan of action.
Increasing motivation to make deadlines, facilitate earning power and set sights on one’s future.
Evaluating one’s worth and price setting.
Building a resume and creating a professional portfolio.

 

 

 

Session 2 – January 13, 2016, 6-8pm
“Getting Seen: Exhibitions, Collectors, Museums”
Best methods for contacting galleries concerning exhibitions.
The benefits of entering juried shows and competitions.
How to attract collectors and museum reps to your studio.
How to arrange museum acquisitions of your work.

 

Get Tickets:

http://cceflorida.org/brucehelander/

 

 

 

For more information Contact:

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery and Events Manager

Center for Creative Education

425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

t (561) 805 9927 ext. 160    c (561) 670 5678
f (561) 805 9929      www.cceflorida.org

 

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561-537-0291

 

“BLING: Art That Shines” And “Adornment” Promises To Dazzle Visitors

Delray Beach Center for the Arts announces two new exhibits at the Cornell Museum of Art. “BLING: Art That Shines” and “Adornment: A Faculty Showcase” promise to dazzle visitors with contemporary paintings and mixed media works. An Opening Celebration is planned for Thursday, March 26th and will include sparkling wines courtesy of SEQUIN Wines, cocktails, light bites and a chance to meet the participating artists.  “BLING: Art That Shines” features 16 internationally recognized artists who use diamond dust, crystals, metals, glass, mirrors, lights or glitter to give their work an element of shine. Artwork in this exhibit has been seen in galleries worldwide. “Adornment: A Faculty Showcase” is a group show that features paintings and photography by instructors at the Center’s School of Creative Arts.  The Cornell Museum of Art will also participate with the First Friday Art Walks coordinated by the Downtown Development Authority. The museum galleries will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. on April 3, May 1, June 5 and July 3.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and the details. Note: The artwork will be more sparkly and blingy in person!  Don’t miss this!!

 

 

 

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“BLING: Art That Shines”

AND

“Adornment: A Faculty Showcase”

 

OPENING RECEPTION

Thursday, March 26th

9 – 11:30 PM

 

 

Exhibit dates are March 24-July 5, 2015

Suggested Admission is a  $5 donation

Museum Hours: Tuesday – Sunday  10am – 4:30pm

Located on the campus of Delray Beach Center for the Arts

 at  Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Avenue in downtown Delray Beach, FL 33444

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An Opening Celebration is planned for Thursday, March 26th from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The evening will include sparkling wines courtesy of SEQUIN Wines, cocktails, light bites and a chance to meet some of the participating artists. Admission is a suggested $5 donation.

 

“BLING: Art That Shines” features 16 internationally recognized artists who use diamond dust, crystals, metals, glass, mirrors, lights or glitter to give their work an element of shine. Artwork included in this exhibit has been shown in galleries worldwide.  Designed as a smaller companion exhibit,”Adornment: A Faculty Showcase” is a group show that features paintings and photography by instructors at the Center’s School of Creative Arts. Each were given the theme of “adornment” (something that decorates or is an ornament) to interpret in their works.  The Cornell Museum of Art will also participate with the First Friday Art Walks coordinated by the Downtown Development Authority. The museum galleries will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. on April 3, May 1, June 5 and July 3.

 

Meet the BLING artists:

Shonagh Adelman is a contemporary feminist artist who combines different mediums in one image. Using materials she is drawn to, her art creates cultural commentaries on different issues. Her work includes the use of crystals, and Adleman uses a crystal method which deploys thousands of colored 4mm glass and acrylic crystals on canvas. She then embeds other media – including plasticine, tablets, photographs, and plastic eyeballs – within the crystal surface. The result is an illuminated and exaggerated image. Adelman has work in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and of the National Museum for Women in the Arts. She has also been exhibited at SFMOMA, The Aldrich Museum, Fuller Museum, Linda Kirkland Gallery, as well as others.

 

 

"Chanel" by Alberto Murillo

“Chanel No.5” by Alberto Murillo

 

 

Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.) creates “an overwhelming desire to believe in the transformative power of art.” Using brilliant colors that create psychedelic patterns, floral imagery, and materials such as crystals and porcupine quills, the work he creates is a combination of science, spirituality, and mysticism. The end result is an otherworldly effect for the viewer. Alvarez began his career through performances in which he “channelled” a 2,000 year old Shaman spirit named Carlos.  His has performed in front of live audiences around the world, and media broadcasts of these performances have also been viewed worldwide.  The video work was presented in 2002 at the Whitney Biennial, and has also been shown in a solo exhibition at The Kitchen in New York. Alvarez is internationally known, and his artwork has been shown at Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, at Art Basel in Miami Beach, and at shows in New York and in San Francisco.

 

 

Michael Chearney grew up in Baltimore and learned to paint from his immigrant grandparents.  They inspired him to look at the world creatively, and to color outside the lines. Chearney has stated that “art is a living thing, and that the process involves mind, body, and spirit.”  His paintings have impressionistic overtones, and each one speaks a different message. In 2013, Chearney was recognized as ATOD Magazine’s Male Artist of the Year. Exhibitions include Red Dot Miami, the Palm Springs Fine Art Show, INCOGNITO 2013 at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, and solo shows at the George Billis Gallery in Los Angeles.  His work has been in nationwide group exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami.

 

 

"Golden Pause" by Frank Hyder

“Golden Pause” by Frank Hyder

 

 

Ben Eine is a street artist from the U.K., who was propelled into the limelight when Prime Minister David Cameron gave Barack Obama a screen print of his work to congratulate the President on his second inauguration. Eine is most noted for his bright alphabet letters that are found on shop shutters throughout London’s Shoreditch, Brick Lane, and Broadway Market areas. Although best known for his street art, Eine also does screen prints.  The mixed media that Eine uses for his creations includes spray paint, acrylic, and glitter on canvas. Google Maps has created a map of Eine’s street art throughout London.  His art can also be found throughout the streets of Tokyo, Dublin, Los Angeles, Paris, San Francisco, and Stockholm.  His work has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and throughout Europe, including V1 in Copenhagen and Collette in Paris.

 

 

Bruce Helander is a prominent artist who specializes in collage and assemblage. He has had quite an interesting career. Aside from his art, he is also a prominent writer who has written extensively about contemporary art. Helander possesses a Master’s Degree in painting from Rhode Island School of Design, where he was Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. He arrived in Palm Beach by way of NYC in 1982, and has been active in the South Florida art scene ever since. His work is in over 50 museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Smithsonian, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and most recently, the Whitney Museum of American Art and Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles.  His collages also appear in the magazines Jazziz, The New Yorker, Palm Beach Illustrated, as well as others.

 

"Neon Pink Poppy" by  Camomile Hixon

“Neon Pink Poppy” by Camomile Hixon

 

Damien Hirst is a prominent artist from the United Kingdom, who uses installation, sculpture, painting, and drawing to explore the complex relationship between art, life, and death. Often exploring more macabre aspects, his work is certainly unique and shows the connection death has to us all. The conversation he has sparked with his works is controversial, but needs to be explored. Early in his career, Hirst was one of the main organizers of a group exhibition called Freeze at Goldsmiths College. This exhibit launched not only Hirst’s career, but also the careers of other British artists. In the 1990’s, Hirst created his most famous series, Natural History. This series features preserving animals in steel and glass tanks filled with formaldehyde, with the most well-known being a Tiger Shark, whose body is slowly decaying due to the formaldehyde solution. Hirst’s intriguing works have been exhibited in over 90 solo shows worldwide, and have also been included in over 260 group shows. In 2012, Hirst was recognized with a retrospective at the Tate Modern for his contribution to British art over the last two and a half decades.

 

 

Camomile Hixon is a pop artist whose main medium is glitter. Based out of New York City, Hixon’s works include pop images and words on canvas that sparkle with glitter, three-dimensional supersized cellophane flower installations, as well as the worldwide interactive Missing Unicorn search. Her work has been exhibited in Lyman Allyn Art Museum, The American Textile History Museum, The Children’s Museum of The Arts in SoHo, and in Central Park, NYC. She is also internationally acclaimed, and her work has been exhibited in Europe and Japan.

 

"Dead Black Brilliant Utopia" by Damien Hirst

“Dead Black Brilliant Utopia” by Damien Hirst

 

Frank Hyder is a painter, formerly from Philadelphia, but now living in Miami. He was a member of the faculty at Moore College of Art and Design, and his career highlights include more than 150 group shows and over 80 solo exhibitions. He has exhibited worldwide, throughout the continental US, Canada, Great Britain, South America, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Melbourne, Australia. Much of Hyder’s work is influenced by his experience living in Venezuela with his family. His work is vibrant and moves across the canvas in bright colors. Aside from paintings, Hyder’s works include sculptures, luminaries, ceramics, and landscapes, among others. Hyder’s major awards include a Senior Fulbright Research Grant to Venezuela, U.S. Embassy Cultural Grants, Mid Atlantic NEA, two Pennsylvania State Council of the Arts Grants and an International Art Programming Network Partners Grant.

 

 

Ashley Longshore has said that her art is representative of the world as she sees it, and she has been recognized as “a modern Andy Warhol.”  Her art focuses on American consumerism, pop culture, and Hollywood glamour. Longshore’s work often takes a satirical approach, using fashion icons as the means to make a statement.  Her client base includes Blake Lively, Salma Hayek, and Penelope Cruz. Her gallery, Longshore Studio Gallery, is located on Magazine Street in New Orleans.  She has exhibited in the US and Europe, and has been featured in such magazines as Elle, Forbes, Vogue, Marie Claire Belgium, Elle Décor Belgium, Vie Magazine, SPUR, Hollywood Reporter, and Matchbook Magazine.

 

 

Alberto Murillo is a native of Madrid, Spain, and self-taught artist. His work is influenced by Abstract Expressionism. He uses acrylic and UV polymer resin that is poured into panels in a color blocking effect, with the canvases lying on the floor as opposed to on an easel.  Murillo describes this process as creating liquid skins that are able to be manipulated in order to create his vibrant works. Murillo’s artwork has been exhibited in over 30 shows across the US and Europe, and is currently represented by seven galleries in the US. He is also featured in over 40 private collections and in several public art installations.

 

"Chanel No.5" by Jonathan Stein

“Chanel No.5” by Jonathan Stein

 

Allie Pohl is an LA-based conceptual artist.  She has exhibited at the Orlando Museum of Art, Context Miami, Dallas Art Fair, The Santa Monica Museum of Art, the Denver International Airport, and a public sculpture show curated by Olga Viso, in which she won the People’s Choice Award. On her Twitter profile, Allie Pohl has written “Transforming the social construct of perfection,” and indeed, her art showcases this statement.  Pohl has created the Ideal Woman by digitally enhancing Barbie to fit the ideal Western society measurements of 36-24-26, and is shown in a range of media, including sculpture, video, and jewelry.  Her work challenges the meaning of perfection and creates a need to embrace imperfection. Aside from Ideal Woman, Pohl’s work includes Hot Seat, which glimpses into a woman’s most personal of moments, as well as Peacocking, which is influenced by the dating app Tinder and emphasizes the transformation of the ideal male.

 

 

 

Jonathan Stein is a conceptual artist from the Bronx whose expertise includes sculpture, painting, installation, photography, and video installation. His work makes social statements all the while sparkling with hand-placed Swarovski Crystals. His influences include Andy Warhol, Judith Leiber, and John Waters, and he says of himself, “I am a lover of all things campy and kitsch.” Stein is also involved in philanthropic efforts that aid in helping pediatric cancer patients.  He has worked with Katy Perry and the Gibson Guitar Company, among others, and he serves as the Creative Director of Drops of Hope, Inc., a South Florida non-profit organization that provides specialized services to pediatric cancer patients and their low to no income families. In 2003, Stein received Best Commercial Photography Portfolio from The Art Institute in Fort Lauderdale.  His work has appeared in numerous publications and has been exhibited in group shows and solo shows, both across the U.S. and internationally in Latin America and Europe.  For the past eight years, Stein’s work has been shown at Art Basel, Miami Beach.

 

 

Raul Vega’s specialty is textured canvases, using a pallet knife and numerous brushes to apply a rich mixture of layered paints.  His landscapes have been said to capture the essence of nature’s harmony and color balance.  The colors and textures of his work reinforce nature’s beauty and inspiration.  Vega’s aggressively textured surfaces and purposeful abstract patterns “created by nature and manipulated by man” create a unique balance between the abstract and reality. Vega’s art has been exhibited in a series of artists’ surveys, in Palm Beach at the Paul Fisher Gallery, “Art at the Whitney” in West Palm Beach, Bluestone Gallery in Milford, PA, and ArtHouse429 in Palm Beach.  His work has also been acquired by the Coral Springs Museum of Art and the Schacknow Museum of Fine Arts.

 

 

Hilary White has spent the majority of her career in Philadelphia. She loves wood work, and has incorporated this love into three dimensional painted sculpture, and installation. She has described her work as an “exploration of theology and imagination.” White is influenced by the early art of the Byzantine era through the early Gothic era when works were commissioned for religious purposes, and also by the 19th century when the movement turned to Art for the sake of Art. Her work reflects the combination of faith and fact. White has participated in various art fairs, and has been in over 36 exhibitions, including nine solo exhibitions. Her work has been shown locally and internationally in Berlin and Hong Kong.

 

 

 

Rob Wynne creates mixed-media objects, installations, drawings, and canvases.  His work uses glass, beads, silk, and glitter to create surreal and ephemeral environments. Wynne also uses text to create narratives on his pieces, which are embroidered over images, formed of glass, and painted onto objects. The chosen phrases on his pieces come from literature, television, and conversations.  Removed from their context, these phrases become their own art form. Solo gallery exhibitions include JGM Galerie in Paris, Galerie Edward Mitterand in Geneva, and Holly Solomon Gallery in New York.  Group exhibitions include Gavlak Gallery in Palm Beach, the McNay Art Museum in Texas, P.S.1 Institute for Contemporary Art in New York, Long Beach Museum of Art in California, The Drawing Center in New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.  Wynne is also featured in collections at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Centre Pompidou, the Norton Museum of Art, Columbus Museum of Art, and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France.

 

 

Russell Young is best known for his silk screen paintings which are sprinkled with diamond or crystal dust. His work explores where the American Dream intersects with crime, addiction, and death.  Young has said that he uses the diamond dust to lure viewers in, to seduce them to look closer at the image underneath the sparkle.  His work uses historical images and images of American pop culture. Young began his career as a photographer, and he shot the cover of George Michael’s Faith album.  He has photographed such celebrities as Bruce Springsteen, Bjork, Paul Newman, and Diana Ross, and he has shot over 100 videos for MTV. Young also does charity work for The Art of Elysium, an organization that brings artists in to spend time with hospitalized children who are battling serious medical conditions.  He is very passionate about this work, and believes in giving to this community. Young has been exhibited throughout the world, including in London, Vienna, Montreal, Los Angeles, Belgium, and San Francisco.  His fan base includes Brad Pitt, President Obama, Kate Moss, Elizabeth Taylor, and numerous other celebrities, all of whom own pieces of his work.

 

About Delray Beach Center for the Arts

Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season, Delray Beach Center for the Arts offers “a total arts experience™” through events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities. The historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Museum of Art (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Vintage Gymnasium (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The School of Creative Arts (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography and writing classes and workshops. The Center also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit DelrayArts.org.

 

 

This project is sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Follow the Cornell Museum of Art on Twitter, @DBCornellMuseum. Follow Delray Center for the Arts on Facebook.com/DBCenterForArts and Twitter/@DBCenterForArts.

Delray Beach Center For The Arts  www.delraycenterforthearts.org

 

 

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The Passionate Pair to Meet at Hobe Sound Fair

The 11th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts takes place  February 4th & 5th, 2012  10:00 am – 5:00 pm.  Admission is free.  The event takes place on A1A/ Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound,FL.Why is this show different from others?  There is an artisan couple you need to meet!  If you are looking for that “special something” for that “special someone”, be sure to stop and see Leslie and  John Huston!  Plus, Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts takes place just before Valentine’s Day…

They wed on October 10, 2010 at 10:10 a.m. in front of Tropicana Field, the home of the Tampa Bay Rays, with family and friends in attendance.  Their cake was in the shape of a baseball!  She is the jewelry designer and he is the marketing manager at accessoreez in St. Pete, FL.

After completing her art studies at the Rhode Island School of Design, Mills College in Oakland and the University of San Diego, Leslie Belcher moved to FL.   She is Director of Design at accessoreez in Saint Petersburg.

“At accessoreez ‘art to wear’ is our motto and our passion is to create extraordinary designs that enhance every womans beauty.  Our mission is focused.  With todays marketplace of impersonal “me too” mass merchandising accessoreez offers a refreshingly different shopping experience”, Leslie says.

Rainbow Glass Necklace Each original accessoreez design is conceived and developed with the inclusion of intricately sculpted borosilicate glass masterpieces as focal elements. Years of experience amongst the members of the accessoreez design team has synergized into a common force to produce some of the most glorious art glass creations available to today’s discreet clientele.

Also an accomplished mixed media artist, Leslie has honed her skills over the years in the design and implementation of contemporary hand blown tempered and torch fired glass focal elements as her art medium. Incorporating art glass and various semi-precious gemstones, freshwater pearls, sterling silver, & other fine materiel into each unique lifestyle inspiration, Leslie’s work has recently been featured in Southern Living Magazine and represented at select art galleries and fine boutiques across the country.

Leslie relates, “I am a glass artist & jewelry designer living in St. Pete, Florida. I started my company, accessoreez, 8 years ago when I was downsized from my corporate job & this was what I was meant to do. I work with great people & some truly talented artists & my commute is walking into my studio. If you’re looking for something unique….this is the place”.

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