Call For Artists And Attendees : 50/50 Art Auction To Benefit GFWC Casuarina Woman’s Club

GFWC Casuarina Woman’s Club, Inc. announces an AWESOME way for Artists to show their talents and sell their art all in one event, while Art Patrons and Art Lovers find affordable original artwork.  The Public Event takes place on Saturday, February 17th in Lantana, FL.  The Cost for an artist space is $10 which includes the canvas.  The Rickie Report shares the details and tells you more about this fascinating organization. The proceeds go to Scholarships for college-bound teens, Hacienda Girl’s Ranch, R.O.C.K.Camp, Canine Companions, Special Olympics, Lantana library, Lantana Elementary and Middle Schools, Forgotten Soldiers Outreach/Veterans, C.A.R.E., and the Fisher House. This is a great opportunity for artists to inform the community about their artwork, classes and workshops.  

 

 

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50/50  Artist Show And Auction

 

Watch Artists As They Paint!

Bid ON Artwork!

 

 February 17, 2018

 2:30  – 8:00 pm

Church of the Holy Guardian Angels

1325 Cardinal Lane      Lantana, Florida 33462

 

CALL FOR  ARTISTS!  CALL FOR ATTENDEES!!!

 

$5. entry includes a free beverage

 

Trish Stephens tells The Rickie Report, “The Casuarina tree’s seeds were first brought to Florida in 1898 from France. Later seeds came from Ceylon, Manila and Hawaii.  Today, the Casuarina tree, known as the Australian Pine, is so prevalent in Lantana, our founding members thought it fitting to give the name to our Woman’s Club.  The species is so firmly a part of Florida that we forget that it is, like most of us, from elsewhere. Diversity is our strength and the Casuarina reminds us that as people in our communities we come from many different places and various backgrounds. However, like the branches of the tree, we can make the difference when serving a common cause”.

 

DETAILS:

 

 

Cost per Artist: space $10.00 (includes canvas)

This is the most AWESOME way for local Artists to show off their talents and sell their art all in one event!

All Artists need to be set-up by 2:00 p.m.   Painting must be completed by 5:30.

All Artists need to stay until the end of the auction.

Artists may bring portfolio of their artwork, business cards and any other literature about classes they offer.

 

Each artist is required to bring their own supplies: Casuarina will supply the canvas. Sorry, but NO OIL-BASED PAINT allowed. Acrylic paints recommended. Multi-media allowed, but please keep in mind painting will be going home with their owners the same day. Please bring your own drop cloth or plastic table cloth for the floor as well as table/easel, brushes, apron, etc. Chairs will be provided.

CONDITIONS FOR RENTING SPACE:
1. We must receive your application by February 1, 2018. Full payment is due with return of Vendor application. Mail application form to:

Mrs. Pat Beebe, 6628 Lake Loren Way, Lake Worth, Florida 33467

There are no refunds.
2. Space $10.00
3. Venue is limited to 20 Artists
4. Area must be properly manned and maintained at all times.
5. The GFWC Casuarina Woman’s Club, Inc. / Church of the Guardian Angles assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to the property of Artist. Valuables should be put away for safe keeping.
6. This event will be held inside the Church Hall, 1325 Cardinal Lane, Lantana, Florida 33462
7. Space and surrounding area must be left clean of debris; don’t leave anything behind.
8. Artist will receive timely phone or e-mail confirming your application was received and that you are accepted. Spaces are available on first come, first reserved basis.

Please keep a copy for your records.

Artist Application

Name____________________________________________________________ Company_________________________________________________________ Address_______________________________________________________ City________________________________ Zip________________________ Contact Number______________________________________

Email __________________________________________________________

Artist Signature_____________________________

Payment (Table or Space)
Space $10.00
Check # _________
Date received____________________
Return this page with your payment. Thank you.

Mail to:
Mrs. Pat Beebe
6628 Lake Loren Way
Lake Worth, Florida 33467
Made out to: Casuarina Woman’s Club In memo: Quarter Auction Vendor

Questions: Please call or text Christine Burtch, President, at 561-596-1896

 

 

Any artists interested in joining us in February for our upcoming 50/50 art show and auction can contact the Casuarina’s by calling or texting 561-596-1896 or emailing Casuarina@Bellsouth.Net

 

 

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Zonta Club’s “Festi-Fall” Arts and Crafts Show Calls for Artists and Vendors

The  “Festi-Fall” Arts and Crafts Show is being organized by the Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach. The event is Saturday, September 27th. Artists and vendors are urged to apply quickly, before this indoor show fills up!  It takes place at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center  in Pompano Beach, a popular and busy venue for all types of community activities.  This article includes the general information and application form.  The Rickie Report shares this Call to Artists and looks forward to hearing from you when you get accepted!

 

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 “Festi-Fall” Arts and Crafts Show

Organized by

the Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach  

             

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014     

 

10 am – 3 pm

 

Emma Lou Olson Civic Center

1801 NE 6th Street

Pompano Beach, FL

 

 

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 Zonta International seeks to advance the status of women worldwide by improving the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local levels through service and advocacy.  The Greater Deerfield Beach Club is sponsoring an Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday, September 27th as a fundraiser for their goals.  

 

 

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Artists, crafters and vendors are welcome to apply to this event.  It takes place at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center (originally Pompano Beach Civic Center). It is located at 1801 NE 6th Street in Pompano Beach, one block west of Federal Hwy and six blocks north of Atlantic Blvd.  Regular classes and events are held at this community center Monday through Saturday throughout the year.

 

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Zonta International seeks to advance the status of women worldwide by improving the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local levels through service and advocacy. With the generosity and collective action of Zontians and friends around the world, Zonta International has supported projects in 57 countries, provided scholarships and awards to women around the globe, and been a powerful advocate for change in our local and international communities, thereby transforming the world and women’s place in it.

 

 

 

APPLICATION

Name (please print)___________________________

Business Name____________________________

Telephone___________________________________

Cell phone________________________________

Address_______________________________

City/State__________________________Zip Code______

Email/Web Address_______________________________________________

 

Category (check): ___FINE ARTS  ___ CRAFTS   ____JEWELRY ____ OTHER  (Explain_______________)

• Fine Arts:  All media artwork, photography,  pottery, handpainted original objects, quilting, or any mixed media.

• Crafts:  Handmade crafts, holiday arrangements/crafts

• Jewelry: Handcrafted jewelry from precious materials (gold, silver, gemstones, etc.) and/or non-precious materials (wood, clay, glass, etc.), vintage jewelry

• Other:  Local businesses, support groups,  special  organizations, miscellaneous crafts,  foods

 

 

Booth Fee approx 8’ x 8’ (Includes one 6’ Table) 

Due with application, no later than September 15, 2014

____Booth Space (includes one table): $40.00

____Two Booth Spaces (includes two tables):  $75.00

____Food Vendors (refer to special form)       ____Sponsors (refer to special form)

Booth fees are deposited upon receipt and refunded if applicant is not accepted into the event.

 

Release and Indemnity: In consideration of mutual benefits, I agree to abide by the rules established by the Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach which I have carefully read and which are listed and made part of this contract. The Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach will not be responsible for any injury that may arise to exhibitors or guests while they are within the space set aside for exhibitors, or for loss or damage to any property from any cause whatsoever during the period of this festival. Further, in consideration of the Festi-fall providing us with space for the display and sale of our various products, goods and other valuable wares, do hereby release the Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach, City of Pompano Beach, Community Redevelopment Agency, and any of their members, employees, directors or volunteers from any liability for the loss or damage of product, personal injury or property damage.   I acknowledge full responsibility for all my activities at the Festi-fall and for those assisting me and I agree to defend, hold harmless and indemnify the Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach, City of Pompano Beach, Community Redevelopment Agency, for any damages, attorney’s fees or costs of any legal action resulting from any claims in which they, their members, employees, agents or volunteers are made parties defendant.  This Release and Indemnity Agreement applies for the duration of the Festi-fall as scheduled and to any claims made within the applicable Statute of Limitations for a loss occurring during that time period.

 

Date_______________

Applicant’s Signature_________________________________

Print Name________________________________________

 

Payment :

 Check Enclosed is my check /money order payable to ZONTA CLUB OF GREATER DEERFIELD BEACH

Amount of check/money order:  $________

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Setups for this event will be in the auditorium/banquet hall and stage area.  Spaces will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis after applications are received and accepted.

 

GENERAL RULES

 

  1. Participants and/or assistants must tend their booth for the length of the show (Saturday, September 27, 10am to 3pm). Set ups begin NO EARLIER than 8:00am  Participants must have all work unpacked and on display by 10am. NO EARLY breakdown of booths allowed.
  2. Each participant is responsible for providing a display unit that is attractive and suitable for crowd visibility. Booth spaces can accommodate a 8’ x 8’ area. Electricity is not provided. The participant’s set up, including personal materials, must be contained within their space.
  3. Each participant sells directly to the public and must individually comply and is responsible for collection of 6% Florida State Sales Tax.
  4. Your space is reserved when payment clears. Deposited checks returned by the bank will void entry to the show.
  5. The Show organizers reserve the right to request the removal of any inappropriate work or display.
  6. Applications and booth fees MUST BE POSTMARKED by 09/15/14. Notification will be sent by email.   Participants whose work is not accepted will be notified and all fees returned. Participants who are accepted will receive an information packet.
  7. A reservation is a commitment to show and no refunds will be made for cancellations after 09/19/14. There will be no cancellation refunds due to weather, etc.

 

 

EXHIBITOR RULES AND POLICIES

 

  1. All display work is preferred to be handcrafted by the displaying participant; however commercial products or company-produced products, and resale products are only permitted at the discretion of show organizers.
  2. Use of space is restricted to the participant(s) whose name appears on the application. No booth sharing permitted.
  3. We reserve the right to remove any questionable, non-approved display work from the show.
  4. Booth areas must look professional at all times.
  5. Food participants must have necessary food permits as required by Florida Agriculture Dept.

 

AT THE EVENT

 

  1. Participants must be present and maintain booth throughout the day of the event.   Booth sitters will be available if necessary.
  2. All works displayed must be for sale.
  3. Participants are required to load in between 8:00am and  9:00am on Saturday, September 27, 2014.
  4. No animals are allowed in or around the participants’ booths.
  5. All applicants are asked to supply Zonta Club with ONE DONATED ITEM that can be used as a raffle-type item….value $15+.

 

 

AT CLOSE OF EVENT

  1. Participants are responsible for clean up and trash removal of your assigned area.  Civic Center staff will be available to give directions regarding trash removal.
  2. All activities, including breakdown and cleanup, must be completed by 5pm.

 

 

Mail booth fee & application to:

Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach

PO Box 315

Deerfield Beach FL  33443

 

 

For information: elilly707@aol.com   or  purplady1@aol.com

Phone:  Emily Lilly at (561) 299-8684

 www.zontadeerfieldbeach.org

 

 

 

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National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) Offers Lecture

National Association of Women Artists, (NAWA) Florida Chapter invites you to see their exhibit “Introspections” a collection of fine art paintings, sculptures and photography created by Florida Chapter members.   In addition, Carol Prusa will present a lecture, “Emergent Worlds”.  The event is open to the public. The Rickie Report encourages artists to seek out networking opportunities like NAWA, to share and learn from your artistic peers! Better yet, you may find a mentor!  There are more details in this article about this exhibit as well as how to connect with NAWA, whose Florida Chapter is very active.

 

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The National Association of Women

Artists, Inc.

 Florida Chapter

 

 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

 

Featured Lecture by Carol Prusa

“Emerging Worlds”

Lecture    

2pm – 3:30 pm 

 

Reception and Awards Ceremony

4:00 – 6:00 pm

 

 “Introspections”

A Multi-Media Visual Art Exhibit

 

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 5:00 p.m.

 

Boca Museum Art School Gallery

 

801 West Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton

 

Open to the Public               Admission Free

 

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The National Association of Women Artists ( NAWA), Florida Chapter, invites the public to their exhibit, “Introspections”.  On Thursday, October 17th, at 2:00pm,  a special lecture will be presented by Carol Prusa, titled “ Emergent Worlds”.  The lecture will be followed by a Reception and Awards Ceremony from 4-6 pm.

 

Carol Prusa  is a professor at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. She is a nationally known artist  who has exhibit widely and served as the juror for the exhibit  NAWA Florida exhibit “Introspections”,  currently on display through October 18, 2013.  Prusa is known for using mathematical models, developed by physicists, to describe the universe.  The objects’ interconnectedness gives the viewer a glimpse of order and spirituality, where art and science combine.  

 

National Association of Women Artists fosters public awareness of, and interest in works of art with an emphasis on fine art created by women and encourages the artwork of new emerging artists.

 

The Florida Chapter carries out the mission of the National Association of Women Artists, Inc., in Florida. The Chapter engages an active program of regional exhibitions, seminars and other educational activities as well as sponsoring annual scholarships for talented and needy art students.

 

 Member’s artwork is juried at the New York City headquarters.   For more information about  please visit nawafl.com  or contact Jane McIntyre at 561.394.5562  or The Art School, Boca Museum at 561.392.2503

 

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Wellington Art Society Invites You to Learn How to Photograph Your Work; Meet Scholarship Winners!

The Rickie Report enjoys sharing the latest news from The Wellington Art Society.  Their next meeting is May 8th, so mark your calendars. Meet some emerging artists who just received scholarships from WAS to pursue their art careers – WAS has given five $1,000. scholarships! Plus photographer, Cliff Finley, will talk about how to photograph your art to prepare for Art Show applications.

 

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 Wellington Art Society Monthly Meeting and Scholarship Presentation

Wellington Art Society Awards $5000 in scholarships to Palm Beach County Art Students

 

Wednesday May 8, 2013

6:30 – 9:00 pm

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Presentation by:

Cliff Finley of Finman Photography

 

Grand Cypress Room of the Wellington Community Center

12150 West Forest Hill Boulevard  Wellington, FL


The W.A.S. meeting will be held Wednesday, May 8th at the Wellington Community Center, 12150 West Forest Hill Blvd. There will be a special presentation spotlighting this year’s scholarship recipients.  This year, for the first time, WAS was able to expand the scholarship program and offer five $1000 scholarships to local art students. The presentation will begin at 6:30.

This year’s recipients are:

Marisa Waddle, Dreyfoos

Taylor Goldenberg, Dreyfoos

Kathia St. Hilaire, Dreyfoos

Lauren Escalada, Seminole Ridge

Cindy Perdomo, Dreyfoos


At 7:00PM, the monthly meeting will begin with an introduction of new members, when they will have an opportunity to show their work, followed by the business meeting. There will a raffle with fabulous items perfect for artists and art lovers, which is open to all attendees. The meeting is open to the public with a guest fee of $5.00, which can be applied to an art society membership.

 

At 7:30, local photographer Cliff Finley of Finman Photography will discuss the importance of quality images of your artwork and how to photograph them for submission to shows, exhibitions and galleries.

 

This will be followed with an artist development program discussing the business of marketing your art, including how to create an inventory, the benefits of a website or blog, how to write an artist’s statement and options on how to sell your art.

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“Snow Birds”, Part of WAS Gift to Palms West Hospital Pediatric Unit

WAS is a busy group!  In April, thirty-nine paintings created  by twenty-two WAS artists were donated to the Pediatric Unit at Palms West HospitalSince 2008 , over 100 paintings by WAS artists have been created to comfort and inspire the imaginations of the young patients.
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Art for Pediatric Unit at Palms West Hospital

At Whole Foods, over  60 people came to the Reception for a wonderful Celebration on WAS artist, Ursula Fernandez.  It was a fun evening together, sharing our support and appreciation of Ursula and each other p plus adding to the WAS Scholarship Fund.
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Art Donation for Pediatric Unit of Palms West Hospital

President, Leslie Peiffer, said, “Thank you to all our WAS Artists for sharing your artwork, artist experiences, and creative process with us at our April Member Spotlight. We were excited by your creative use of mediums,masterful techniques, and original artistic expression.   The Member Spotlight has revealed the  passion for art and the creative process of our Members. Your work has informed, inspired, and enriched our lives.  We are getting to know you and learn about your artistic insights, accomplishments, and aspirations. You have stirred our emotions, evoked our interest and curiosity and we are eager to support and encourage  your discovery and pursuit of personal artistic expression and excellence. Show us more!!”
Wed., May 8th   WAS Membership Meeting-  Spotlight, Artist Program & Fabulous Raffle.  Showcasing 5 WAS Scholarship Recipients- meet our young artists,  see their artwork, and offer your encouragement and artist insights.
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Art Donation for Palms West Hospital Pediatric Unit

Founded in 1981, The Wellington Art Society is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to share their work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art. The Wellington Art Society is open to any resident in Palm Beach County. Membership forms will be available if you would like to become a member and your $5 guest fee will be applied toward it.

 

A 501(c)(3) charitable organization, its mission is to educate and encourage originality and productivity among its members and area youth through programs designed to further the advancement of cultural endeavors in Palm Beach County, Florida.  For more information about the Wellington Art Society:  www.wellingtonartsociety.orgwellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com or call W.A.S. President Leslie Pfeiffer at 561-791-3676

 

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Ursula Fernandez Artist Reception at Whole Foods Gallery in Wellington

Ursula Fernandez’s oil paintings are on display at Whole Foods in Wellington.  A public reception will be held in her honor on April 26th. The Rickie Report senses that this exhibit is timed perfectly for April’s Earth Day celebrations because many of Ursula’s subjects are endangered plants!  Make a reservation and enjoy!

 

 

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Artists Reception Honoring

Ursula Fernandez

Friday, April 26, 2013

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market cafe

  2635 SR7     Wellington, FL

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 The Whole Foods Market on SR7 in Wellington has a large cafe, lined with windows which offer nice natural lighting. It’s a perfect setting to display art and Wellington Art Society is pleased to partner with Lauren Belinsky of Whole Foods to bring this show to the communityWhole Foods will provide music, hot and cold appetizers, and drinks. Please RSVP to Suzanne Redmond at sredmond75@comcast.net

 

Ursula’s artwork will be displayed in the Cafe, which is on the left side of the market. Artists often bring limited editions and prints to sell the evening of their reception.  There is a $5. fee to attend, which is used for WAS Scholarships for local art students pursuing a higher degree in art.

 

Ursula was born in Havana, Cuba and began sketching at the age of 15.  Her neighbor, Felix de Cossio, a recognized portrait painter,  was a major influence on Ursula.  As she observed him at work, he taught her valuable tips and techniques.  She tells us, “This planted a deep seated love for painting”.

 

For many years, Ursula dedicated her life to her career and family, raising four children.  She never forgot her passion for painting.  In 1979, she picked up a brush and followed her heart.  By 1981, she completed her first portrait!  Coming from a family of artists, she was eager to strike out on her own.

Years later, while living in Florida, never leaving her art, she enrolled in a course taught by her long time childhood neighbor, Felix de Cossio!  He had made a successful career painting portraits of famous socialites in New York City.  Spending more time with her mentor, Ursula acquired the techniques and qualities that would serve her well throughout her own career as an artist.

 

One can see that Ursula’s ballet and dance teaching experience enhances her appreciation for and discernment for typical details when she paints these particular subjects.  The majority of her work is inspired by her tropical roots.  Her paintings are rich in texture and color.  Her own warmth comes through each piece.

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While she still favors painting with oil, Ursula takes life by the hand and is eager to try new techniques and mediums.  She has great success with her portraitures and many of her florals are dedicated to endangered plants.

 

 

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She is an award-winning artist and many of her pieces can be found in private collections. 

Ursula has also painted murals at several local sites. She tells us, “I love painting and teaching art, which has been my life long passion. Born from a family of artists and with the inspiration of my neighbor, whom I watched while at work, I was able to pursue this dream at a much later stage in my life. Please come in and read all about it, browse my portfolio, and if you like what you see, drop me an email, I will surely appreciate it!”

Ursula offers painting classes and is available for portraits.  When one is commissioned, she likes to meet the person and also works from 3-4 photos.  She is a well respected member of the Wellington Art Society and is happy to be painting in her own studio.  To see Ursula’s website and complete portfolio, please visit   www.ursulafernandez.com  0r call her at 561-301-6848.

 

Founded in 1981, The Wellington Art Society is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to share their work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art. The Wellington Art Society is open to any resident in Palm Beach County. Membership forms will be available if you would like to become a member and your $5 guest fee will be applied toward it.

 

This group of artists not only offers scholarships for students pursuing their art careers, but also reaches out with their creativity to the Palms West Hospital.     Twenty-two WAS Artists will presented their paintings for the new Children’s Hospital Unit.  Leslie Pfeiffer tells The Rickie Report, ” It has been a joy for us to join hearts and hands together  in creating paintings to inspire and comfort the children and their families”.

 

A 501(c)(3) charitable organization, its mission is to educate and encourage originality and productivity among its members and area youth through programs designed to further the advancement of cultural endeavors in Palm Beach County, Florida.  For more information about the Wellington Art Society, visit, www.wellingtonartsociety.orgwellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com or call W.A.S. President Leslie Pfeiffer at 561-791-3676.

 

 

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Shopping at Whole Foods Is an Artful Experience in Wellington!

Who would not enjoy multi-tasking when it comes to grocery shopping and looking at artwork?  Whole Foods in Wellington makes it a habit to support community-based artists.  They’ve partnered with Wellington Art Society by offering exhibit space and a catered reception for a member of WAS.  The next one is February 15th!  The Rickie Report knows you won’t want to miss Marie Letine’s artwork, so get your grocery list ready and we’ll see you at Whole Foods in Wellington! As you will read in this article, Marie is a multi-tasker, too! Her life philosophy keeps her focused end energized.

 

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Artists Reception Honoring Marie Lentine

Friday, February 15th

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market cafe

  2635 SR7     Wellington, FL

Exhibit Runs Through February 28

 

 

Congratulations to Wellington Art Society member Marie Lentine who currently has a solo show of her artwork at Whole Foods Market!  The Whole Foods Market on SR7 in Wellington has a large cafe, lined with windows which offer nice natural lighting. It’s a perfect setting to display art and Wellington Art Society is pleased to partner with Lauren Belinsky of Whole Foods to bring this show to the communityWhole Foods will provide music, hot and cold appetizers, and drinks. Please RSVP to Suzanne Redmond at sredmond75@comcast.net

 

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A Little Bit of Heaven

 

Marie’s artwork will be displayed in the Cafe, which is on the left side of the market. Marie paints in acrylic and watercolors and has a dozen paintings in this show.  In addition, artists often bring limited editions and prints to sell the evening of their reception.  Marie’s artwork will be on display until February 28th.  Mark your calendars now for Friday, February 15 from 6:30 – 8:00. Whole Foods will provide a reception and yummy snacks and drinks. There is a $5. fee to attend, which is used for WAS Scholarships for local art students pursuing a higher degree in art.

 

Marie Lentine is an artist, yoga instructor and Holistic Health Educator.  She began painting in 1981 and is primarily self-taught.  Understanding that learning through others is an integral part of being an artist, Marie is a member of Pen Women of America, Palm Beach Watercolor Society, the Boca Museum, Armory Art Center and Wellington Art Society.  She tells us, ” I have acquired knowledge and techniques along the way from very gifted artists regarding surface design and watercolor.  My style is light, colorful, playful and sometimes considered provoking.”

 
     

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Tools of My Trade

                                          

As Marie worked and traveled with Club Med teaching English, the sunrises each morning, the colors of nature and the tranquility of the tropical landscape left a lasting impression on her soul.   She shares, “Wherever I went, in whatever country, with whatever language or people, sunrises, sunsets, the realness, aliveness and joy of nature were a constant…a message to me about Life…and Spirit!”

 

Marie’s passion and distinctive character are one with her art.  She tells The Rickie Report, ” Through my artwork, I am able to see and understand all sides of my personality…watercolor reflects the more serious and adult side, while batik lets the child come out and play…I think that the medium of acrylic on canvas is a happy blend of the two and also the philosopher in me shows up!”
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Out of The Quagmire Into Clarity

“What I have found, is that I paint because I have to…before realizing this about myself, I was not really content from the inside out, and as soon as I gave myself permission to just do what came through from inspiration to canvas, my whole world changed, I became ME.”

 

For Marie, art is not only what goes onto a canvas, it also includes language. Her  “The Life is not all Black and White” series holds much meaning for me.  While painting the first in this series, a poem emerged which expresses further the thought.  She tells us, “…Goes like this…”Life is not all black and white, tho some folks think it so, to live in the have tos, can nots and shoulds, instead of the SUPPOSE!…. and goes on….”

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Bold and Beautiful

Marie explains more about her involved lifestyle. “Coming from a very creative family, I am fortunate to have some innate talent, which I first discovered and used during the many years that I was a Hair Stylist and co-owner of a Beauty School in Boston.  For the past 30 years while living in Florida, I have worked with interior designers and clients creating hand painted fabrics, murals and custom commissioned paintings.  For several years my artwork took a back seat while I was directing Art Galleries, Antique Shops and teaching Yoga in Palm Beach.”    

Marie’s painting arm was shattered and reconstructed after an accident in 2001.  How did she cope with this?  She tells The Rickie Report, “painting and making jewelry again emerged as a healing method to regain my mobility and motor skills.  With Yoga, I was able to rehab not only my body but my entire being…and use that life lesson as a transformative experience……” We can see how her inner strength and strong sense of creative purpose motivated her.  

She has been practicing yoga for 45 years and teaching since 1975.  Marie enjoys working with those that have special needs, rehabbing  either physically or emotionally or dealing with cronic illnesses.  Marie is devoting more time to painting and sharing Yoga as a way of life! She teaches seniors in different communities and also at “gentle Yoga class” at Moksha Yoga Studio in Wellington.  

“I am available for commissioned paintings and murals as well as private yoga classes. ….Living Yoga and Art are who I am…  My intention is to continue sharing this with others…”

 

Maria - gathering

Gathering Hope Along the River of Life

Although I use different techniques, there is continuity in my work that comes from deep within that wants to express the beauty of life and seems to reflect life’s little lessons that are not always apparent.   Flowers are not just flowers, trees are not just trees, black and white is not just that…they are friends, family….memories…lessons and philosophies…!

 

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Opening To The Fruits of Life

 

WAS and Whole Foods will have a new artist SOLO exhibit every three months. Artists must apply for this show, must be Wellington Art Society members, and submit at least 12 paintings for display. The minimum size is 16″ x 20″.   Since some of the spaces are large, 2 – 3 paintings may fit near each other. For more information about joining WAS or their events, http://wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com/  or go to: www.wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

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From the Easel of Klaus Schuler to Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts Poster!

Poster art is alive and doing well!  In fact, Klaus Schuler, an artist who resides locally, has recently had a piece of his artwork chosen for the upcoming Howard Alan Show in Hobe Sound.  The Rickie Report delves into how artwork is picked for posters, how they are produced and an in-depth look at Klaus’ artistry.

12th Annual

Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

Saturday February 2 – Sunday February 3

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

The festival starts at Bridge Road & alternate AIA, continuing South on AIA.   ADMISSION & PARKING Free and open to the public. Free shuttle service will be provided.

Hobe Sound’s signature art festival, a celebration of the arts, is produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce, to Support the Arts, Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce & Local Economy. 

 

The artists are juried by an independent panel of expert judges and hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity in order to ensure a wide array of quality artwork representing a variety of artistic media.  The artists will be present for the duration of the show and welcome the opportunity to meet art enthusiasts and discuss the work, techniques and inspiration. 

This year’s official festival poster will feature the work of local watercolor artist Klaus Schuler, a Signature member of the Southern Watercolor Society, The Florida Watercolor Society and the Palm Beach Watercolor Society.  

Official Poster 2013

Klaus worked for many years at the Boeing Company at Kennedy Space Center where he illustrated many projects for the Space Program until 1993 when he began to paint full-time inspired by the coastal beauty right in his backyard.  He enjoys exhibiting his work at fine art festivals throughout the country like the Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts, which allow him the opportunity to meet art enthusiasts and collectors investing in his work.

 

A dentist in North Palm Beach who decorated his whole office with Klaus’ paintings claims that they have a calming effect on patients. Klaus tells The Rickie Report, ” If you’ve been in the setting of one of my paintings, it will rekindle memories for you.  If you fish the flats, you will feel the experience, the painting will remind you of your time on the waters edge.”

 

Klaus spent many hours in his youth kayaking, boating and fishing in the Guntersville, Alabama area where his family owned a house on Whitaker Lake. This early union with lakes, rivers and fishing were to become the cornerstones of his art.  After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the University of Alabama, (Roll Tide), Klaus joined the Boeing Company at Kennedy Space Center in Florida where he illustrated many projects for the Space Program.

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There, he discovered great fishing and painting subjects on the Banana River and Mosquito Lagoon. A move to Stuart, Florida opened up a new world of coastal beauty. The Indian River, Intercostals Waterway and the St. Lucie Inlet provided ideal subjects for his art inspired by the paintings of N.C. Wyeth, Winslow Homer and C.E. Monroe.  In 1993, Klaus left the industry to become a full-time fine artist, which makes the rest of us grateful! It wasn’t long before his subjects included scenes from the Bahamas and the Florida Keys.

 

Klaus says, “I like exhibiting my work at outdoor shows. Not only do you get about 30,000 people walking by your work, but you also get to meet the people buying your work and hear some of the stories they tell about their experiences at the places I’ve painted….I could write a book.” www.klausschuler.com

The Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a children’s area with interactive art and craft activities as well as games that will engage the youngest of festival-goers. Nightingale Private Care returns as presenting sponsor of the festival.

Reef Club

Reef Club

The Rickie Report made inquiries regarding the Hobe Sound Festival of Arts poster and is pleased to share what we found:

                        Each year the Hobe Sound Chamber organizes a Festival of the Arts committee consisting of Chamber Business Members to help plan the event. The Co-Chairs of the committee and the Executive Director walk the show each year, viewing the work of each artist. They choose their favorite artist of that year who represents the local area and ask them to submit images for the following year. The co-chairs, executive director of the chamber along with Howard Alan choose the final image.  Hobe Sound is an unincorporated village located in Martin County.  

 

                     An official told us, “After  the image is chosen, with Howard’s help, we print it locally and sell at our Merchandise Tent as a fundraiser for the chamber.  Proceeds from the sales go back to the Chamber’s Operating Budget to help fund community programs such as beach and road clean ups, our annual Christmas Parade and newcomer tours of Hobe Sound call ‘Inside Hobe Sound.’ Also proceeds go to scholarships for Martin County High School Students. Students apply for the scholarships via their school guidance office.”

 

 

Loose Beer

Loose Beer

 

Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts At-A-Glance:

·          Juried outdoor art showcase

·          Original Art – Handmade in America

·          150 artists from 30 different states

·          Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000

·          Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants

·          All artists on site for duration of festival

·          Vast array of artistic media:  Paintings,  Life Size Sculptures,  Photography,  Ceramics,  Glass,  Wood,  Handmade  Jewelry,  Collage,  Mixed Media

·          Green Market featuring locally grown produce, exotic plants and orchids, honey, spreads, jams and oils.

·          Kids Zone offering interactive art and craft activities as well as games for children.

·          Official Festival Poster featuring painting by local artist Klaus Schuler.

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine.  For additional information on the 12th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

Banyan Bikers

Banyan Bikers

Klaus looks forward to meeting show-goers! For more information  http://www.klausschuler.com/ (772) 283-5684  cell:  772-263-1145  or email: ksartist@gate.net

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Artful Extravaganza

 The National League of American Pen Women are planning an Artful Extravaganza on February 2, 2013.  Besides shopping with 40 hand-picked vendors, attendees will have a chance to win a 7-day cruise to the Caribbean!  The Rickie Report knows a good time when we hear about it – so make your plans now!

 

 An Artful Extravaganza!

 

Art, Books, Jewelry, Music,Crafts

 

Saturday February 2, 2013

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Open To The Public

South County Civic Center

16700 Jog Road  Delray Beach, FL

 $2.00 Entry includes 1 ticket for the Cruise Drawing

An Artful Extravaganza, featuring works of art, area authors, music cd’s, hand made jewelry and other artistic endeavors, is being planned for Feb. 2, 2013 from 11 to 4 at the South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach (directly across from Morikami Museum).  The vendors include: Original Art, Wearable Art, Jewelry, Paintings, Photography , CDs, Books and much more.

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This fundraising effort will benefit the organization’s Achievement Award for College Women in the Arts and other charitable/artistic endeavors.

 

JoJo Harder and Joy Frost

JoJo Harder and Joy Frost

Members and area professionals in the arts will have merchandise for sale. Advertisements and donations have been solicited from area businesses & individuals. A drawing for a 7-day Caribbean Cruise will be held at 3 p.m. You must be present to win.

 

Meet the Planning Committee

Meet the Planning Committee

 For more information contact Prue Caricco at rtistee@aol.com or www.bocapenwomen.org  

 

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Multi-Media Art Exhibit Presented by NAWA – “Image Makers,GardensArt”

 The Rickie Report hopes you will come to see “Image Makers”, a multi-media art exhibition being presented by the The National Association Of Women Artists, Florida Chapter. Among them are local artists of national renown.  How exciting to have this exhibit so close by in Palm Beach Gardens!  

NAWA, FL Chapter Presents

 

IMAGE MAKERS, GardensArt


November 30, 2012 to January 10, 2013

Palm Beach Gardens City Hall

10500 N. Military Trail

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

 

Opening Reception is Open to the Public – December 7, 2012 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Gallery Viewing Hours are Mon.-Fri. 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) announces their season premiere exhibition with “Image Makers, GardensArt”.  Artists have prepared 6″x6″ canvases which will be for sale during the show.  Proceeds go toward their scholarship program for high school art students.

Grace Fishenfeld’s “Caravaggio”

 

A special award has been added!  One of the artists will be chosen to have a One person show for GardensArt, which will be selected by GardensArt supervisor, Amy Stepper.  Juror, Victoria Skinner, Visual Artist and Adjunct Professor at Florida Atlantic University will award cash Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Judge’s Recognition.

Betty Usdan Zwickler’s “My Father’s Threads”

The National Association Of Women Artists, (NAWA)  is the oldest professional women’s art association in the USA. The Florida Chapter is its only regional chapter in the country.  Member’s art work is juried into the association at headquarters in New York City.

Hilary Pulitzer’s “Kitchen Beauty”

MISSION STATEMENT

” The purpose of the Association is to promote culture and education in the visual arts through exhibitions of its members’ works, lectures, art demonstrations, scholarships, awards and other educational programs. Association shall foster public awareness of and interest in works of art with emphases on fine art created by women. It will encourage new emerging artists through all appropriate means”

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS, FLORIDA CHAPTER INC.

On January 6, 1995, the first and only chapter of this prestigious art association was founded in Florida by Liana Moonie, of Palm Beach and Connecticut, a past president of National, along with Madeline Weiss, of West Palm Beach, the first local president of N.A.W.A. Florida Chapter. The Florida Chapter carries out the mission of the National Association of Women Artists, Inc. with regional exhibitions, seminars and other educational activities as well as sponsoring annual scholarships for talented High School art students toward the college of their choice. Our exhibition venues have included the Armory Art Center, Northwood University, and Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens in West Palm Beach, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Gardensart at Palm Beach Gardens City Hall, The Cornell Museum of Art and History, Delray Beach, the Capital Building Gallery in Tallahassee and various Northern Trust Banks throughout the state.

For further information, email NAWA Headquarters at office@thenawa.org or Anica Shpilberg, NAWA/FL Membership- anica@shpilberg.com or check out their website: www.thenawa.org

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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