Joanne Slattery’s “Ocean Waves” Take the Viewer Into The Surf At Town Hall Of South Palm Beach Gallery

Joanne Slattery‘s paintings of waves take the viewer right to the edge of the shore, mesmerized by the colors and movement.  The public is invited to a SOLO Exhibition, “Ocean Waves” on Sunday, March 11 at the Town Hall of South Palm Beach.  Using pastel, acrylic, and oil, you will see why the ocean brings us back again and again.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 The Town of South Palm Beach

Presents:

“Ocean Waves”

by 

 Joanne Slattery

Free, Public Opening Reception:

Sunday, March 11

2 – 4 pm

3577 South Ocean Boulevard   South Palm Beach, Florida 33480
561-588-8889

 

“Sea Pools” by Joanne Slattery

 

 

 

Joanne Slattery tells The Rickie Report, “I am self-taught, inspired by places in the world that have grasped my attention. Challenging subjects and how to accomplish their atmosphere and movement intrigue me. In the last few years, I have studied the Ocean, and attempted to capture it’s mood and feeling by getting in the water and returning home to paint. I am looking for the viewer to feel the movement as if they were in it’s ever-changing waves”.

 

“Long Wave” by Joanne Slattery

 

 

You experience Joanne’s pieces: you have a dialogue with them as you wander into them. They leave you feeling, wondering, wanting to be there, and wanting to know more. She says,  “I always need to revisit my favorite places and try to re-experience them; I am searching and deeply involved in how to express what that place feels like. There is a feeling of always having more to do”.

 

“Changing Seas” by Joanne Slattery

 

 

Joanne explains, “Some subjects just cry pastel for its intensity and blending capabilities, while others call for a faster method as with acrylic. When I paint Oceans in oil, I paint more than 5 layers and allow drying time between the layers. All demand constant choices of brush and stroke direction to accomplish their particular action and atmosphere. With each piece I am always learning how to see and how to execute.  The excitement is seeing what happens. The visual in my mind does not always become what the canvas says to do. Risks and Courage”.

 

“Sandy Waves” by Joanne Slattery

For more information about this exhibit and Joanne’s paintings:

creativejoanne@att.net

• website joanneslattery.com 

• social media address facebook.com/joanneslatteryfineart

 

 

 

 

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Artist Bobby Winston, Former Jupiter Resident, Has Growing Fan Base In Brazil

Former Jupiter resident, Bobbie Winston has lived a number of lives in her three-quarters of a century on this planet. Born in Brooklyn, New York and eventually settling in Jupiter, Florida, this dynamic woman is the mother of grown children, a performing artist, an interior designer, a radio station owner, a business woman and an entrepreneur… and since 1988 – an expatriate. “La Femme Bobbíe” known for her colorful style and outgoing personality, emigrated from South Florida to Rio de Janeiro in 1988. She learned to speak fluent Portuguese and began a new chapter of her life as a successful business advisor and personal counselor to high-level Brazilian corporate executives. While doing all this, she began to increasingly find joy and expression in painting – at first, as a hobby. Now, her paintings prominently appear on the walls of a number of local shops and cafes in the world-famous tourist lure that is her Copacabana neighborhood. The Rickie Report shares her story and some sneak peeks of her water-based paintings.  Enjoy!

 

 

“L A    F E M M E    B O B BÍ E”

 

 

 

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“The Lovers” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

Former Jupiter resident Bobbie Winston has lived a number of lives in her three-quarters of a century on this planet. Born in Brooklyn, New York and eventually settling in Jupiter, Florida, this dynamic woman is a former co-owner of the landmark Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant franchise on Federal Highway in Lake Park. Among her life credentials: mother of grown children, performing artist, interior designer, radio station owner, business woman and entrepreneur. And since 1988 – expatriate.

 

 

 

 

 

Bobbie – known to a growing number of friends and followers by the nickname “La Femme Bobbíe” for her colorful style and outgoing personality – emigrated from South Florida to Rio de Janeiro in 1988. She learned to speak fluent Portuguese and began a new chapter of her life as a successful business advisor and personal counselor to high-level Brazilian corporate executives. She coaches them on how to engage with Americans and other English-speaking associates in the expanding global marketplace.

 

 

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“Medusa’s Glare” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

While doing all this, she began to increasingly find joy and expression in painting – at first, as a hobby. Over a number of years, she developed a body of work displaying a striking, eye-catching look with provocative themes that began to fill the walls of her Copacabana beachfront apartment. She kept most of her paintings during this period, while giving many away as gifts to friends and business clients. Her paintings prominently appear on the walls of a number of local shops and cafes in the world-famous tourist lure that is her neighborhood.

 

 

 

Bobbie posing next to one of her paintings.

Bobbie Winston posing with one of her paintings hanging on wall in Copacabana beauty salon. Former Jupiter resident developing art and a following in Rio

 

 

 

 

 

Word of Bobbie’s talent began spreading throughout greater-Rio and beyond… but Bobbie did not take herself seriously enough to think about “going pro” and actually selling her pieces. Two relatively recent events began to change that.

 

 

 

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“The Flower Pot” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

First, Bobbie discovered the Rickie Report through an American relative and became fascinated by the dynamics of the thriving artist and artisan community that this publication covers “back home.”  Second, and almost simultaneously, she began to receive inquiries about her paintings from international art collectors who were discovering them posted on her Facebook page.

 

 

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“Curly Haired Woman in Red Striped Hat” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

Bobbíe tells the Rickie Report, “The power of social media in promoting art is amazing. I wasn’t even trying to market myself, per se… just sharing my paintings with friends and relatives back in the U.S. All of a sudden, people I’ve never heard of are contacting me with interest in buying specific pieces. And here in Rio, people are calling me asking for appointments to come to my apartment and see my home gallery.” Bobbíe adds, “I still haven’t even gotten around to launching a website.”

 

 

BobbieWinstonFlower Power (2015)

“Flower Power” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

Her work displays a highly-identifiable style. Most of her pictures are either wildly abstract portraits, full human figures, or imaginative, surrealistic scenarios – all marked by dramatic features and bold, striking colors.

 

 

BobbieWinstonFreaky Circus (2008)

“Freaky Circus” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

When asked about the abstract nature of her work, Bobbíe replies, “’Abstract is in the eye of the beholder. My paintings are not abstract to me. Perhaps, they represent my quirky vision of the reality that is humanity and the world.” Her paintings reflect the multi-cultural nature of Brazil, whimsical sexuality, and what she describes as her own “relentless imagination.”

 

 

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“Teardrop” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

TALKERS magazine, the national trade publication serving the talk radio and television industries in the United States, commissioned Bobbíe to paint a special portrait symbolizing a female talk show host for a series of five articles collectively titled, “The State of Women on Talk Radio.”  The painting, dubbed by its creator, “Two-Toned Talker,” is an abstract image of a multi-racial/multi-cultural female wearing headsets and talking on a microphone.

 

BobbieWinstonThe Two Toned Talker (2015)“The Two Toned Talker” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

The publication’s executive art director, Marcia Daly, tells the Rickie Report, “We turned to Bobbíe for this special project because she is still largely unknown to American art appreciators and we wanted something really strikingly original to punctuate the importance of this series of articles that addresses the gender imbalance of performers that has long existed within this segment of broadcasting.”

 

 

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“The Triplets” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

Bobbíe, who is self-taught, works very quickly creating at least one painting per week. She employs tools and materials readily available.  She explains, “The art stock I work upon is manufactured in France and especially designed to be used with water base paint.  The size of the paper is either 30cm x 43cm (large) or 21cm x 30cm (small).  There are various manufacturers such as Bic, Faber Castell, etc.  In Brazil, they are called ‘water base paint pens’ (when translated into English).  I have no idea what they call them in the U.S.  Maybe they are called markers.

 

 

BobbieHarrisonWater Base Paint Markers

Artist Materials Used By Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

 

Bobbíe continues, “Dealing on this level, the marketing of my art is new to me. I receive great gratification knowing that people like my work and are even willing to pay for it.” According to Bobbíe, she has been selling her paintings for between $250 U.S. and $1500 U.S. “depending upon how important the individual piece is to me personally.” She adds, “I still find it difficult, in many cases, to part with a painting knowing that I will never see it again in person… or on the wall of a friend… or at a local shop here in Copacabana.”

 

 

Bobbíe Winston’s Facebook page can be accessed at https://www.facebook.com/bobbiewinstonartist. She can be emailed at lafemmebobbie@gmail.com.

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Boca Raton Branch National League of Pen Women Features “Art of The Masters” With Bea Doone-Merena

Join the Boca Raton Branch National League of Pen Women for a delicious luncheon and a one-of-a-kind art program.  Bea Doone-Merena will share the story of her fascinating art career and discuss some of the oil painting techniques that she learned from studying 16th – 18th century Masters of art.  Bea is referred to as  the “Master Painter and Painter of the Masters” because when you see her exquisite creations, you think you are in a museum!  This is a wonderful opportunity to network with other visual artists, performing artists, musicians, composers and authors.  The Rickie Report recommends you make your reservations quickly, as the deadline is April 7th.  Guests are welcome. We provide the details, some sneak peeks and the registration form with the lunch menu.

 

 

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Boca Raton Branch

National League of American Pen Women

Features

Bea Doone-Merena,

“Master Painter and Painter of the Masters”

Thursday, April 16, 2015
12:00 Noon

RSVP by April 7th

 

Delray Golf Club       2200 Highland Ave    Delray Beach,FL
(561-243-7385 for directions)

 

 

Bea Doone-Merena is an accomplished artist who has mastered the art of classical realism. Her oil paintings are reminiscent of Bouguereau, Vouet, Lefebvre, Raeburn and other great masters we admire.

 

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“Chloe and Daphne” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

As a young girl in grade school, Bea started creating art. She knew back then that art was her calling. Even while raising ten children, Bea pursued her love for painting. Remarkably, she has been teaching herself to master the painting techniques of the Old Masters for years.

 

"Selfie" by Bea Doone-Merena

“Selfie” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

She tell us, “I let the great masters of art history teach me their craft. In reproducing the finest art of the masters, I’ve found the best teachers who ever lived! I apply all these wonderful lessons to bring to life the human body, nature and commissioned portraits”.

 

 

"Gates of Dawn" by Be a Doone-Merena

“Gates of Dawn” by Be a Doone-Merena

 

Bea currently exhibits her oil paintings in Florida. Her art work has been featured at the Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach; The Palm Beach Cultural Council; Schmidt Gallery at Lynn University, Boca Raton; the Boca Raton Museum Artist Guild, and other venues. She has won numerous awards for her portraits and figure paintings. Articles about Be a and her artwork have been published in The Palm Beach Post and The Sun Sentinel and The Rickie Report.

 

"Vanity" by Bea Doone-Merena

“Vanity” by Bea Doone-Merena

 

Bea will share the story of her fascinating art career and discuss some of the oil painting techniques that she learned from studying 16th – 18th century masters of art.

 

"Vanessa" by Bea Doone-Merena

“Vanessa” by Bea Doone-Merena

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF CHECKS: April 7, 2015

April 16, 2015 Luncheon Menu:

Please circle your choice of entrée and dessert:

Barbara Bixon must receive your checks no later than April 7. 2015

Non-members: $30 ~ Members: $25

Checks payable to: Boca Raton Branch NLAPW
Send to: Barbara Bixon, 9674 Harbour Lake Circle, Boynton Beach FL 33437
Email Elaine Bossik for more information:  elainebossik@yahoo.com

 

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1.Thai  Chicken Salad – Spicy Thai marinated grilled boneless chicken breast over mixed greens with sesame seeds, snow peas, peppers, bean sprouts, etc., with spicy peanut dressing.

2.Eggplant Parmesan – lightly breaded eggplant topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese.

3. Chicken Marsala – Sautéed boneless, skinless chicken breast finished with Marsala mushroom sauce, vegetables, and chef’s choice of rice or potato.

Dessert:   4. Triple Chocolate Cake  or   5. Fruit Cup

 

 

ABOUT NATIONAL LEAGUE OF AMERICAN PEN WOMEN:

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

 

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

 

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

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

www.bocapenwomen.org

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Presents Fall/Winter Exhibitions

The public is invited to the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery for the opening of its Fall-Winter Exhibitions.  Michael Gora and H. Allen Benowitz are well-known, award-winning  photographers and Russell Levine teaches digital photography. Their scenes will take you around the world.  The ceramics will give you a sense of ancient traditions merged with modernity, as you see master ceramicists, mother and daughter Anita Schwartz and Alexandra Hasson.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share some sneak peeks and all of the details here. Enjoy this lovely space, a hidden gem, celebrating local creatives!  Four of the five artists will be speaking at the Opening.

 

 

 

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Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery 

 

Presents:

 

Fall/Winter Exhibitions

Opening Reception

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014

1 – 4 p.m.

Meet and Greet the Artists

Free and Open to the public, but RSVP is required.

Please call 561-558-2520 or email Sue Harrington sueh@levisjcc.org

Exhibitions run through January 16, 2015

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission is free.

 

Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center

9801 Donna Klein Blvd.         Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

 

 

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum and Gallery announces its Fall/Winter Exhibitions. The public is invited to the Opening Reception where they will have an opportunity to meet and greet the Artists.  The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.  Please call 561-558-2520 or email Sue Harrington sueh@levisjcc.org.  The Exhibitions run through January 16, 2015.  Regular Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Admission is free.  The exhibit is located in the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center located at 9801 Donna Klein Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33428.

 

 

Face Off

Explore the tapestry of the human experience through this exhibition of photographic portraits by H. Allen Benowitz, Michael Gora and Russell Levine. Each shares his unique perspective on people of all ages from around the world, taking the viewer to new and unexpected territory.

 

 

Photograph by H.Allen Benowitz

Photograph by H.Allen Benowitz

 

 

H. Allen Benowitz
www.H-AllenArt.com

 

 

H. Allen Benowitz, a self-taught photographer, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, migrated to Miami, FL, in the 1960s. As an evolution from the accomplishments of his professional court reporting, legal videography, and videoconferencing career, the camera became a natural segue to photography, awakening an earlier passion from childhood. “My private passion for photography is motivated by my love of life.  My purpose is to capture and share my visual adventures and travels with you. I consider myself a life sampler, which is reflected in the variety of my work.” Recognition for his work includes a Judges’ Award at the University of Miami Lowe Art Museum’s Beaux Arts Festival and honorable mention in the International Kodak Contest. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including Miami Monthly Magazine, Coastal Elegance & Wealth Magazine, ARTnews, Art Business News, and the Laurel of Asheville.

 

 

"I Pledge" by Michael Gora

“I Pledge” by Michael Gora

 

 

Michael Gora
http://michael-gora.artistwebsites.com/index.html

 

 

Michael Gora has lived in south Florida for over fifty years but he has also lived in the United States’ largest cities, New York and Los Angeles, small towns, York, Pennsylvania, and Boca Raton, Florida, and a country village, Valley Bend, West Virginia. “A wide range of experience has helped me to observe and appreciate wildly diverse American lifestyles and photographic possibilities.” Gora’s artistic voice speaks in black and white, but concentrates on human form in all circumstances. “I try to keep the work simple, direct, and easy to understand.” His photographs have been accepted in permanent collections of museums in Boca Raton, and Indianapolis. His work has been well received by galleries locally and nationally.

 

 

Russell Levine's "Eye of My Soul"

Russell Levine’s “Eyes of My Soul”

 

Russell Levine
www.eyesofmysoul.com

 

Russell Levine has the ability to connect his heart with his vision. “My visions come from my memories. Every image is unique—it has been seen through the eyes of my soul.” His photographs inspire the viewer to creativity in ways never dreamed possible. Russell’s photographs have been shown in museums and galleries across the United States. He is one of the only photographers to win an award in the prestigious All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition. Levine teaches photography at Delray Beach Center for the Arts and the Levis JCC in Boca Raton .

 

 

Liked. Followed. Shared. Captured.

 

 

Hasson Schwartz Ceramics

 

Hasson Schwartz Ceramic Plate

Hasson Schwartz Ceramic Plate

 

 

Women of Moroccan descent and master ceramicists, mother and daughter Anita Schwartz and Alexandra Hasson create functional porcelain ceramics vessels. Influenced by traditional Moroccan forms and Zillij mosaic tile designs, their approach harmonizes seemingly incongruent elements into vessels both familiar and eccentric. “We have been brought up surrounded by a rich culture that places great emphasis on the importance of hospitality and family traditions. Moroccans welcome the opportunity to show their generosity and hospitality by welcoming guests into their homes to visit and share meals. The vessels are ornately painted and decorated so that meals served will feast the eyes as well as the palate.”

 

 

 

"Joseph" by Michael Gora

“Joseph” by Michael Gora

 

For more information about these exhibitions or other activities at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center 9801 Donna Klein Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33428  please visit: www.levisjcc.org  or call  561-558-2520.

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Keith Kanouse’s Artistic Journey: Nationally Renown Lawyer Exhibits Paintings in Boca Raton

While Keith Kanouse has a national reputation as a franchise attorney, most of his colleagues, acquaintances and clients do not know that he also paints! The Rickie Report is pleased to share an invitation to his first SOLO Exhibition,  August 27th through September 29, 2014 at the Art Gallery in the downtown Boca Raton Library.  The public is invited to a Reception on Friday, September 12th.  More details and a sneak peek are here.

 

 

 

 

 

Painting by Keith

Kollection by Keith

 

 

The Kollection by Keith

 

 

Your are cordially invited

 

Meet the Artist Reception

 

Keith J. Kanouse

Friday, September 12, 2014

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

Art Gallery of the Downtown Boca Raton Library

 

Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres

Please e-mail your RSVP: Keith@Kanouse.com

 

400 N.W. 2nd Avenue  Boca Raton, FL 33432

 

 

 

Keith Kanouse tells The Rickie Report, ” Though have no formal training in art and have never taken an art class, I have always loved art. One of my favorite courses in college was Art History. As one of the audience, my favorite period of art is French Impressionism. As an artist, my favorite paintings have the combination of geometry and various colors of the light prism giving a painting movement and 3 dimensionality.”

 

 

“My artistic journey began after graduating from the University of Notre Dame School of Law in 1974, when I moved to Buffalo, New York. While visiting the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and their modern art exhibits and was inspired. I went to an art store and bought a canvas and some acrylic paint and began. That artistic journey continues, after significant periods of inactivity, to this day with renewed intensity, confidence, and creativity.”

 

The Kollection

 Kollection by Keith

 

 

Keith’s paintings bring the viewer in, with his depth of colors and dimensionality of design.  Most often, his inspirations come from objects or events in every day life. A favorite silk tie or commemorating of our country’s Bi-Centennial in 1976.   At this point, Keith put his paint brushes down and focused on work and his family.

 

Kollection by Keith

Kollection by Keith

 

 

In 1988, a new home with barren walls beckoned.  A space over the fireplace turned to inspire another new painting for the dining room.  He shares, ” My inspiration was my wife’s, Susan’s limited edition Dior fine china called “Dior Rose” having a pattern of pinks and blues being the primary colors. Using these colors and others,  I used 14 equal squares at each side with the 14 squares becoming smaller and smaller until appearing to reach infinity in the center of the painting. “Whirlpool to Infinity” still hangs in our dining room and is my wife’s favorite. By starting your eye at the clue colors on the top of the painting and following the circular pattern round and round, you get the feeling of the whirlpool and falling into infinity.

 

 

 

Kollection by Keith

Kollection by Keith

 

 

 

When Keith’s daughter, Laura moved to Gainesville as a freshman at the University of Florida, she asked him to paint a painting for her dormitory room as a birthday present to her. “Her only instructions were to paint something in pink and orange.  That painting, “Laura’s 19th – Golden Sunset on Lake”  is shown above.  The photo does not do the painting justice as to the brilliancy of the colors, the setting sun and the waves below the golden shimmer, he explains.” 

 

Kollection by Keith

Kollection by Keith

 

 

Keith relates, ” Now that I had more time as an “empty nester, my creative juices began running and I am creating a new painting on a regular basis. I like to get a feel of the place where the painting will hang to give me inspiration of its design and colors. There were 2 areas in our family room, left and right of the bay window, that could use paintings sized 24” x 48”. One of the areas was next to our large main stone wall in the family room that gave me inspiration for my painting “Stacked Stones.” I also back-lit it, giving a nice effect in the evening.”

 

 

 

 

Everyone knows that moving out of your “comfort zone” takes courage.  Keith has done just that, with a more impressionistic painting.  He says, ” I dreaded beginning to paint my next painting because it was, as you see, well outside of my comfort zone. My inspiration was a scene on Lake Oconee near Reynolds Plantation, Georgia at sunset. This was my first venture into post-impressionism painting.”

 

Kollection by Keith

Kollection by Keith

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or other paintings by Keith Kanouse, please email Keith@Kanouse.com    or visit   www.Kanouse.com

or call   561-451-8090 x 1

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com
561-537-0291

Pat Kaufman is Wellington Art Society Featured Artist at Whole Foods

Congratulations to Pat Kaufman, Wellington Art Society member whose work has been featured in a SOLO exhibition at Whole Foods!  Pat’s award- winning, vibrant, tropical  artwork will be the focus of  an Artist’s Reception, hosted by the Wellington Art Society and Whole Foods on Friday, February 7th.  The Rickie Report shares the details with you and looks forward to honoring Pat Kaufman for  her creativity and beautiful artwork.

 

 

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Artist’s Reception Honoring

 

Pat Kaufman

 

Friday, February 7, 2014

 

6:30 – 8:00 pm

 

Whole Foods Market cafe

2635 SR7     Wellington, FL

 

 

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 Whole Foods to bring this show to the communityWhole Foods will provide music, hot and cold appetizers, and drinks.  A five-dollar donation is requested which goes to benefit the art society’s scholarship fund.    RSVP to Whole Foods  561.904.4000

 

 

 

"Cottages  South Swinton Avenue" by Pat Kaufman

Pat Kaufman’s cottage scene was featured at 25th Annual Delray Beach Festival of the Arts, 2014

 

 

 

 

An award winning, self-taught watercolor artist, Pat is known for her bright tropical, Key West style of paintings. She lives in a renovated cottage, built in the 1930s, in Pineapple Grove one of the historical districts of Delray Beach, with her son Trey, a disabled veteran.  Most recently, Pat was Featured Artist at the 25th Annual Delray Beach Festival of the Arts. One of her paintings was offered as the free give-away, a promotion by Howard Alan Events.

 

 

"Cottage by the Sea" Pillow

“Cottage by the Sea” 

 

 

Pat tells us, “I am inspired by the wonder of color. The transparency and spontaneity of watercolors gives life to my paintings. Here in Florida and other places I have visited, there is so much color all around you. When I observe the trees blowing in the breeze, the sunlight dancing off the leaves or the light shining through blossom petals, it inspires me to paint them and see if I can capture this dance of light.”   We love seeing her work on pillows, cutting boards, tiles and table tops as well as on walls!

 

 

"Bananas Bananas"

“Bananas Bananas”

 

 

 

Born and raised in Buffalo, NY as Pat Vincent, Pat relocated to Florida in 1976. Pat is an accomplished artist whose works has been displayed at Delray Beach City Hall, American Orchid Society, Cadillac Headquarters and Cornell Museum. She is a member of the Palm Beach Watercolor Society, the Delray Art League, Artists of Palm Beach County and the Wellington Art Society.

 

 

 

"Fish,Fish,Fish"

“Fish,Fish,Fish”

 

 

 

 

Pat also has a studio at Artists Alley in Delray Beach where she creates her work and teaches. You can read more about Pat and see some of her work at www.patkaufmanart.com.

 

 

 

"Flamingoe Bliss"

“Flamingoe Bliss”

 

 

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.  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.

 

 

For more information  please visit  www.wellingtonartsociety.orgwellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com .or call W.A.S. President Leslie Pfeiffer at 561-632-3677.

 

 

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25th Annual Delray Beach Festival of the Arts Features Free Art Giveaway and More

The Delray Beach Festival of the Arts celebrates it’s 25th Anniversary this year, when it returns January 18 – 19, 2014.  Art enthusiasts will have the opportunity to register to win the free art giveaway featuring the work of Delray Beach resident and watercolor artist Pat Kaufman.  The 28”x40” framed Gicleé of the watercolor painting titled “Cottages of South Swinton Avenue” will be on display in Pat’s booth where registration will also take place.  No purchase is necessary to participate and the winner will be announced on Sunday at 4:00 p.m.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details in this article.  Kudos to Pat, whom we’ve written about in previous articles!

 

 

 

25th Anniversary

 

 

Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts

 

January 18 – 19, Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm

 

Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach (US-I across the Intercoastal Bridge to AIA)

Navigational address:  1111 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483

Support the Arts and the Local Community

Free and open to the public

 

 

   

One mile of Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach, starting at US 1 and continuing east over the Intracoastal Waterway to A1A and the Atlantic Ocean, will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery with original artwork and affordable gift items by more than 300 artists from the U.S.   Enjoy eclectic art displays, live music and a free art giveaway from Pat Kaufman of Delray Beach. Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   This event is free to the public.

 

 

 

Festival promoter Howard Alan Events is thrilled to announce this Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts, has been ranked the 65th top art fair in the United States by Sunshine Artist, the nation’s leading publication for art and craft shows.   “This is a wildly popular event,” says festival promoter Howard Alan.  “It truly is a wonderful honor and distinction as it was selected from among more than 10,000 festivals in the country.”

 

 

 

"Cottages  South Swinton Avenue" by Pat Kaufman

“Cottages South Swinton Avenue” by Pat Kaufman

 

 

The show will celebrate it’s 25th Anniversary this year, when it returns January 18 – 19, 2014.  Art enthusiasts will have the opportunity to register to win the free art giveaway featuring the work of Delray Beach resident and watercolor artist Pat Kaufman.  The 28”x40” framed Gicleé of the watercolor painting titled “Cottages of South Swinton Avenue” will be on display in Pat’s booth where registration will also take place.  No purchase is necessary to participate and the winner will be announced on Sunday at 4:00 p.m.  Visit Pat’s website to learn more about her work and explore her online gallery.

 

Festival Information At – A -Glance:

 

  • Juried gallery style outdoor art showcase
  • Consistently ranked among top 100 fine art shows in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine
  • Largest art affair in South Florida spanning one mile of Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach
  • Original Art – Handmade in America
  • 300 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 including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 

 

Free Art Giveaway:  28” x 40” framed Gicleé of watercolor painting titled “Cottages of South Swinton Avenue” by Delray Beach resident and exhibitor Pat Kaufman.  Pat has painted many of the wonderful homes in Delray along with many historic buildings.  She enjoys doing commission paintings as well.   Pat offers watercolor classes on Tuesdays  from 1-4 and 6-9.  Reservations are needed.  Pat’s studio/gallery “Tropical Watercolors” is located in Artists’ Alley.

Visit Pat’s website to learn more about her work   www.patkaufmanart.com

 

 

Meet Jeweler, Carol Adams

 

Pendant by Carol Adams

Pendant by Carol Adams

Carol Adams has been a full time metal smith for the past 30 years.   She tells The Rickie Report, ” Self taught as a jeweler, I have a painting and sculpture background from my studies at The Art Institute of Chicago  (B.F.A. 1974).  All of my pieces are one of a kind and fabricated in precious metals”.  
Earrings by Carol Adams

Earrings by Carol Adams

Carol incorporates a variety of techniques including but not limited to forging, fusing, reticulation, chasing, and piercing.  She goes on to share, ” The work that you are viewing is not from a production studio.  It is fabricated by me from start to finish.  I have no helpers, assistants or apprentices.  In a world full of mass produced objects, I hope that you will find my work refreshing and exciting”.  

For more information contact Carol at www.caroladamsjewelry.com

 

 

Earrings by Carol Adams

Earrings by Carol Adams

 

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. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists.

 

 

For additional information on the 25th Anniversary Downtown Delray Beach 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.

 

 

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Brigitte Balbinot Unveils New Paintings

The Rickie Report is pleased to share artwork by a community-based artist, Brigitte Balbinot.  Her style is abstract with wonderful textural marks.  Read this article to learn more about Brigitte and her paintings.

 

Brigitte Balbinot

Brigitte Balbinot

 

 

Brigitte Balbinot was born in Lausanne, Switzerland.  As a child, she  traveled extensively with her family to various places in Europe and Asia and even lived for a time in Africa. These childhood experiences have contributed to define her as an Artist.

 

Self-taught, she used to draw and sketch as a child and began painting on board panels with the recurrent theme of space and far away galaxies which fascinated her. Her passion for science still comes into play today as she loves to experiment with new techniques and mediums to further develop her artistry.

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At age 22, during a visit at the Pompidou museum in Paris where she participated in a guided tour of Salvador Dali’s collection, she was particularly moved by “The Persistence of Memory”, painted in 1931, in which these melting watches rest in an eerily calm landscape. In this other dimension, time is of no relevance. Inspired by the significance of Dali’s message, she felt inspired and compelled to create larger artworks that convey self-reflection and inspiration.

 

 

Today, she divides her time between her two studios located in South Florida and the province of Quebec. That way, she says, she has the best of both worlds and can feel a different kind of vibration depending on the location and the season.

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Prior to 2010, Brigitte focused on drawing, painting, modeling and photography.  For the next two years, she gave a great deal of attention to her painting, experimenting with new mediums and techniques.  In 2011, Brigitte starting painting with oils, alkyds, waxes and resin.  Her work became progressively larger.   

 

Brigitte was part of the  Group Exhibit and the Art of Wine in Palm Beach Gardens, Fl in 2012,  Group Exhibit at Agora Gallery in New York City;  Group Exhibit at Art Fusion in Miami; All year exhibit at Artists Association of Jupiter, FL Coop; All year exhibit at private studio in Miami and Montreal; Solo exhibit at Artists Association of Jupiter, Fl – Fall 2012; Group exhibit at the Lighthouse Museum of Jupiter, Fl; Group exhibit at Glass, Clay, Metal and Stone Gallery in Lake Worth, Fl; Online Group Exhibit – Elements of Art: Texture – Still Point Gallery, Brunswick, ME; 2013  Exhibit at “L’Espace Contemporain” in Montreal, CA and  All year exhibit at private studio in Miami and Montreal.

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She tells The Rickie Report, “When I begin a new painting, I try to let go of the intellectual side and the ego, the part of us that allows for judgment and egotistic behaviors, and channel the inspiration that may be brought by humanity in its organized as well as in its chaotic state. Art to me is a link that connects each and every one of us. With each of my creations, I try to create work that represents the depth of life that brings the viewer to not necessarily think but wonder, question and feel. I aim for an emotional rather than an intellectual response to the work I create. Trying to capture the very thing that connects us all is mystical, but is the essence of life itself. A combination of silence, meditation and music are a part of my creating process. It helps me either calm or energize the energy within to achieve balance.”

 

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Noting that her paintings are large, for the most part, Brigitte tells our readers, ” I usually start with basic concept of color visualization, basic shapes’ structure, which I would refer to as “organized energy”. I favor the use of oil paints, resins, waxes and alkyds as to speed up the long process of drying. I generally work on several pieces at a time for that very same reason. The tools I use can be anything from pallet knives, to brushes, spatulas, sanders and even q-tips. The motions can range from rough and energized to really detailed and soft.”

 

Working on such large pieces  as well as numerous canvases at the same time, Balbinot points out, ” It may take days, weeks and sometimes months for a painting to be completed. I know my work is done when after several passes I can look at it and feel that it needs nothing more from me to be alive.”

 

The Rickie Report is pleased to bring Brigitte’s art and creativity to our readers.  In addition to her original paintings, Brigitte offers limited edition prints and cards of her meaningful images.  Look for information about future shows, exhibits and awards from this wonderful artist!  For more information  www.brigittebalbinot.com/works    contact:  Brigitte Balbinot   561.324.8744  brigittebalbinot@me.com

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