Behind The Scenes With The Southern Handcraft Society: An Interview With Pam Warren

The Southern Handcraft Society (SHS) has five extremely active groups in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. The Rickie Report asked Caren Hackman to investigate the history and current status of SHS.  We include her interview with Pam Warren, President of the Delray Beach Pineapple Grove Chapter and photos.  SHS is a wonderful arts organization to get involved with, be it the camaraderie, learning new techniques, or being able to sell your creations. SHS presents high quality crafted items, which often become family heirlooms, to be passed to the next generation.  Anyone interested in preserving, enriching, and trying creative crafts is welcome to attend a monthly meeting to see if this is the organization for you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Behind the Scenes 

Southern Handcraft Society With Caren Hackman:

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  Tell our readers how SHS came into being.

PW:

The Southern Handcraft Society was founded in January of 1985.  The founder, Laura Kluvo (also known as Laura “glue gun” Kluvo)* had envisioned fellow-minded crafters who would be educated through preserving and enriching creative crafts. Currently there are five groups in Broward and Palm Beach Counties, totaling about 190 members who meet once a month each. 

 

Rustic board and two examples of the fairy doors designed and painted by Pam Warren

 

 

TRR:  How did you get involved in crafting, and in particular with the Southern Handcraft Society?

 

 

PW:

Ever since I was a little kid I have enjoyed making things.  I would make paper dolls and their clothes as a gift for my younger sister.  Then, in Girl Scouts, my favorite badge to earn was “the dabbler”.  It included sewing, painting, gluing and miscellaneous other “skills”. As an adult, crafting primarily involved sewing.  I took a class at a quilt shop called “shadow quilting”.  The teacher was Laura Kluvo and she asked me to join a group of ladies she was organizing into a crafting “club”. This was 1985 and the beginning of the Southern Handcraft Society (SHS).

 

 

A woman who organized large craft shows contacted Laura. The woman needed help to run the shows. The first show was held in a model home in the newly developed Woodfield Hunt Club division in Boca Raton. We all had things (mostly Christmas ornaments) for sale in the show.  Within a couple of years that group of thirteen ladies had grown and totally assumed the running of the craft show. As it happened, I was the first chairman of our own show and by then we had moved the show to Patch Reef Park in Boca Raton.

 

 

Somewhere along the way I took a painting class and was totally hooked on painting. I have had a wonderful time learning and then sharing what I learned by teaching classes.  I made it a point that as each of my two grandchildren turn three years old, I would start teaching them to paint with me. This is a part of what S.H.S. is about…we want to enhance our various fields of crafts and our enthusiasm to be creative with others.

 

 

S.H.S. has grown to five chapters in the Broward and Palm Beach County areas.  Each of our chapters produces at least one large craft show annually; some have more than one show a year.  Chapter members, as well as outside artists are juried into the shows.  We are intent on presenting high quality crafted items.  Each chapter, through the shows, creates the opportunity for us to sell our crafts.  We, also enjoy social times and learning experiences at our meetings and at an annual retreat.

 

 

Witch doll and owl pot holders made by Judy Jensen; Ghosts on small gourds, designed and painted by Pam Warren

 

 

 

TRR:  Can you tell us some stories from the early days with SHS?

Pam:

 

At the  first show SHS put on, so many of the ornaments sold that member Maureen Hitch and I sat on the floor in the inventory room  making more ornaments as quickly as we could in order to keep up with the demand!

 

Delray’s Pineapple Grove, the Delray chapter, took road trips during which members would work on crafts together. About 20-25 women went on one of our early trips to a hotel in Daytona Beach. The hotel welcomed the crafters and set up tables in the lobby for them. All of the SHS members plugged in their glue guns and began to work on projects. Apparently we over-taxed the electrical system in the hotel and all of the lights went out….but the hotel took this in stride and asked us  to stagger our use of the glue guns.

 

 

 

TRR:  Do you keep up with current style trends to keep your craft items relevant to today’s home décor?

Pam:

 

Yes! As styles change, the Southern Handcraft Society keeps up with the popularity of interior and collectable trends.

 

Paintings of lighthouses and an orchid on wine bottles painted by Pam Warren

 

 

 

 

Caren: What is trending now? 

Pam:

Items that are utilitarian. No dust collectors. People don’t want to just purchase items to decorate their home. They are looking for unique utilitarian items such as piggy banks, decorative plates…items that are practical and unique. I enjoy taking classes from other crafters to discover new creative ideas. The fun of it is hunting for new surfaces to convert to “something else.”

 

 

Many people can’t get to the beach, but like to bring the “beachy” feeling into their home. SHS keeps track of color trends. The paint company, Deco-Art Americana, offers one and two minute demonstrations of the newest trending colors being used.  

 

 

*Laura K taught a certain technique of quilting, but earned her name “glue gun” while showing how to put together ornaments. A touch of glue here, a touch of glue there and voila, the perfect ornament. She took great joy in spreading her love of crafts and hoped to share it with everyone.

 

Unfortunately, crafts “manufactured” in China are making inroads into the handcrafter work so the group makes an effort to stay one step ahead.

 

 

 

 

Nautical Santa with tree and shells created by Pam Warren

 

 

 

 

 

Caren: What sort of craft items are you currently working on?

Pam:

I pretty much paint on anything that doesn’t move – wood, metal, glass and fabric. I have tried to paint on plastic, but am not happy with the current paints and how they bond to the plastic surfaces. There is such a broad spectrum of plastic compositions and not all paints work with all plastics. I’m working on items for holiday craft shows. I’m not sure how many people realize that Christmas preparation begins in April for items that sell in October and November!

 

 

Currently, I enjoy painting cigar boxes, lighthouses on wine bottles, fan blades that are painted like giraffes. I have also had a great response to decorative table-top containers that I make by painting small discarded drawers and adding feet.

 

I’ve had a great response to my painted wooden bowls. I like to add a few tiny bugs painted on the inside.  Flamingoes, nautical and beach themed items are all popular. Pam painted a 24” high Santa dressed in a rain slicker with a lobster coming out of a pocket, red crab on shoulder, holding a small X-mas tree decorated with seashells.

 

 

 

 

  Two snowmen on candlesticks crated by Judy Jensen and a Santa painted by Pam Warren

 

 

For more information about SHS activities and membership contact:

 

 

Pam Warren: pjrawarren@msn.com

 

 

 

For more information about Caren Hackman:

 

 

Caren Hackman is a graphic designer and fine artist living in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. and author of a book about Graphic Design and Good Business practice: http://www.carenhackman.com/book/.

Be sure to check out Caren’s wonderful artwork – Caren is a talented artist in her own right! She is a founding member of the Artists of Palm Beach County.

www.carenhackman.com

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Can Visual Artists Conquer The Changing Marketplace? Clark Hulings Fund For Visual Artists Brings The Tools, Inspiration, And Support At Art Business Conference February 1 & 2

The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF) announces its Art Business Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, inspiring visual artists to “Conquer the Changing Marketplace.” This weekend long business development workshop will give professional working artists the chance to take a deep dive into the business side of their art careers. Scheduled for February 1 and 2, 2019, the event is funded in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners through the Broward Cultural Council. The two-day conference is co-sponsored by ArtServe, an active incubator for Broward County’s growing art community.  This is open to all visual artists.  The Rickie Report shares a $50 discount code for our readers.  Rickie will be one of the presenters at this event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The event manifests CHF’s assertion that “Art is a business and artists should run it.” With the art market undergoing rapid and significant change—not only with regard to technology but also HOW art is marketed, bought, and sold—artists need to reclaim their rightful position at the center of the industry. The Art-Business Conference will help them to take charge of their careers, captivate their audience, maximize the extraordinary professional advantages they already possess and sell their art effectively and profitably.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topics will include building an action plan, creating a brand story, rocking their portfolio, multiplying revenue streams, pricing for profit, selling art online effectively, building a strong support team, squashing resistance, sales strategies, and much more. All sessions are interactive, allowing artists to work together and engage conference leaders with their specific business questions.

 

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The program will be led by Elizabeth Hulings, CHF director and co-founder; Carolyn Edlund, CHF sales director, and events manager; and Daniel DiGriz, CHF education director. “South Florida has emerged as an important art hub,” says Hulings. “We are thrilled to be delivering tangible business skills and training in this exciting market.” Edlund, CHF sales director, and events manager; and Daniel DiGriz, CHF education director. “South Florida has emerged as an important art hub,” says Hulings. 

 

Carolyn Edlund

 

 

The event fee is $395.  Tickets are available here. In addition to conference admission, ticket holders will receive one year of “Colleague”-level access to CHF’s Business Accelerator Portal, a comprehensive online learning resource for working artists.

Rickie Report readers!

Use the $50. cost savings code

RICKIE50 when you register

 

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About The Clark Hulings Fund:

The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that champions economic sustainability for working artists. We do this by delivering business education and entrepreneurial learning through a rigorous Business Accelerator, a Digital Learning Portal, in-person education events in local communities, and a federation of artist- formed and artist-led networks of opportunity. All of this work achieves one aim: equip visual artists to thrive as self-sustaining entrepreneurs.

 

For more information, please visit https://clarkhulingsfund.org

For press needs, please contact Susan von Seggern at susan.von.seggern@clarkulingsfund.org

 

 

 

 

 

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Celebrate Brewhouse Gallery’s Second Anniversary and Grand Opening Of Kelsey Theater! Space Still Available For Artists And Vendors

Join The Brewhouse Gallery in celebrating all of their resident artists on the Thursday, April 28th. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting in a night completely devoted to the artists with a meet and greet, creative talks and much more! The Brewhouse is a community art gallery and craft beer oasis! Sit back with a locally roasted coffee, specialty soda or wine. Save the Date: Saturday, May 14th for the 2nd Anniversary Celebration and Grand Opening of the Kelsey Theater!  The Brewhouse is one of the most well-respected live music venues in all of South Florida. It’s a creative space to share ideas & get inspired. The Rickie Report shares the details, which includes a Call For Vendors and a Call For Artists for the upcoming 2nd Anniversary Celebration and BEYOND!

 

 

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BREWHOUSE GALLERY

720 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL 33403

561.469.8930

HOURS:

MONDAY – TUESDAY
Closed
WEDNESDAY – FRIDAY
3:00PM – Midnight
SATURDAY – SUNDAY
Noon – Midnight

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MEET OUR GALLERY ARTISTS:

Thursday, April 28th 6 – 9 pm

 

 

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Art by Craig McInnis

 

 

◊ Craig McInnis ◊ AJ Brockman ◊ Manon Sander ◊ ◊Anthony Melois ◊David Daversa ◊Del Foxton ◊
◊Chrisanthy ◊ Family 561 ◊ Aces High Tattoo Shop ◊ ◊Maria Luresca ◊ Gary Kresser ◊ Leo Arbiznik ◊Kevin Goff ◊Deb Schmidt ◊ Brad Cain ◊ Sarah LaPierre ◊ My Wicked Creations ◊ Phil Fung◊

Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting.
Everyone who purchases a piece of art (no price minimum) will receive a ticket for a $50 Gift Certificate drawing to The Brewhouse Gallery.

 

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2D and 3D Artworks For Sale

 

 

 

2nd Anniversary Celebration!

 

 

 

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Saturday, May 14th   12 to 12

Any local artists or crafters interested in participating in our 2nd Anniversary Celebration, please email: art@brewhousegallery.com

$40. per space – – Be part of the Block Party Celebration!

 

 

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Diner Dogs And Other Foods!

 

 

 

Want To Share Your Artwork?

Would you like to display your artwork at The Brewhouse Gallery? We offer excellent terms. No commission for a 3-month run, and unlike traditional artist co-ops, you are not required to put in volunteer time running the gallery. For more information, send us an email: art@brewhousegallery.com.

 

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Here’s The Line Up*

Wednesday – Trivia Night 7 to 9 Join us for Trivia where you and your friends can win free giveaways, drinks, and even a gift certificate for the top two teams each night. Save up those gift certificates and even by some original art… No other place offers that! Try to outsmart your friends and put all that useless knowledge to use. 7 to 9 every Wednesday! Food by Diner Dogs Inc.

 

 

 

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Thursday – Open Mic Night 8 to 11 Join us for our Thursday open mic night hosted by professional comedian Wayne Felber! Sign-ups start around 7 and performers take the stage around 8 pm. We have an in-house PA (limited microphones, cables, etc.) so please bring your equipment. It is a great mix of guitarists, spoken word poetry, vocalists, keyboard, drums, Improv & more. Food by Diner Dogs Inc.

Friday *FEATURED* Live Music, 8 to 11 The house will be rocking! Check the latest line-up details. Happy Hour Poker at 6:30pm

Saturday *FEATURED* Live Music, 8 to 11 A knee slapping good time! Featuring guest appearances by members of different bands, friends, family, neighbors, hell, Sasquatch and the Yeti are even rumored to be cookin’ up a few songs as a duo. If you miss this one, it’s a damn shame!

 

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A SUNDAY KINDA BLUES (UNPLUGGED)

Every Other Sunday, 2 – 4 pm

 

 

Sunday is off to a great start at the Brewhouse! We’re already having great fun with some of our friends, but we would really love it if you came in to see us, too! All musicians are welcome but we require a blues Influence and this is more of an open jam set up. The performers are requested to arrive about a half an hour early to set up. Spectators welcome!

 

 

 

 

Rent the Space!

Host your next shindig with us! We have private and semi private party rental options for every occasion. Baby shower, retirement party, Birthday, you name it… We would love to have you. Please contact our party coordinator: info@BrewhouseGallery.com

 

 

For up-to-the-minute listings of events visit:

www.brewhousegallery.com

https://www.facebook.com/TheBrewhouseGallery

 

 

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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Art Marketing Seminar Being Offered In Wellington Area With Ilene Adams, Rickie Leiter And Jean Bootz

Do you want to know how artists succeed in getting their artwork shown in galleries? This is your opportunity! Under the auspices of Bootz Cultural Arts Center, Ilene Gruber Adams, Rickie Leiter and Jean Bootz will present “The Art of Marketing Your Art” in a two-part series. Pre-registration is required for the sessions on April 19th and 26th. We are proud to announce that numerous previous seminar attendees have been accepted into traditional galleries, juried exhibits, won awards, and made major sales at Florida venues as well as at international venues. The skills they learned through these seminars and mentoring have taken them from hopeful to successful! Don’t miss out on this hands-on practical knowledge seminar. The Rickie Report shares the details about the next seminar here.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Art of Marketing Your Art

Presented by:

 

Ilene Gruber Adams

Rickie Leiter

Jean Bootz

 

 

 

Learn….

What are Galleries looking for

How to approach Galleries

Preparing a portfolio

Presenting your work

Pricing Your Work

Marketing your Work

Using Social Media

Answering Calls to Artists

and more…

Session 1: April 19th | 7 – 9 pm

Session 2: April 26th | 7 – 9 pm

at

Bootz Cultural Arts Center

420 State Road 7   Suite 120

Royal Palm Beach, FL

561.290.2753

 

To sign up or get more details contact Ilene : ileneadams@gmail.com

To register:

http://www.ileneadamsinc.com/#!the-art-of-marketing/cecc

 

 

 

 

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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

Friends Of Jonathan Dickinson State Park Announce Call To Artists: “Floral Fusion 2016”

Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park announce an exciting event and opportunity to sell your art!  The Rickie Report shares this Call to Artists for “Floral Fusion2016”.  The theme is: flowers or flower arrangements. The event consists of two parts:  A flower show January 15-17, 2016, consisting of live orchids and floral exhibits plus a show of 2D and 3D art works from January 15 – February 28th.  The exhibit takes place in the gallery of the Elsa Kimbell Environmental Education and Research Center in the Park. ATTENTION ART and FLOWER LOVERS!  Mark Your Calendars! 

 

 

“FLORAL FUSION 2016”

 

CALL TO ARTISTS 

Friends Of Jonathan Dickinson State Park 

Announce

An Exciting Event and Opportunity To Sell Your Artwork!

 

 

 

THE EVENT WILL CONSIST OF

TWO PARTS:

 

A Flower Show January 15-17, 2016

Consisting of Live Orchids and Floral Exhibits

 

A show of 2D(painting, photography, mixed media) and 3D (sculpture, glass) art work

 

 

Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Display takes place at the Gallery of the Elsa Kimbell Environmental Education and Research Center in the Park from January 15–February 28, 2016.

16450 Southeast Federal Highway      Hobe Sound, FL 33455

 

 

DETAILS

 

 

  • All work submitted must have a floral theme depicting flowers and/or floral arrangements.
  • Work may be impressionistic as long as a floral theme is clearly discernible.
  • Work will be juried to ensure consistency with quality, theme, showing space, and acceptability within the park’s family-oriented, natural environment.
  • Entry fees and registration for two and three dimensional art is $20 per artist for up to three (3) and $5 for each additional work.
  • Fees must be paid at https://floralfusion2016.eventbrite.com.
  • An image of the work submitted for show must be received electronically by December 28, 2015.
  • Images should be in JPG format and sized 72ppi and between 800ppi and 1000ppi on the longest side). Maximum size 4 MB. Improperly sized images will not be considered.
  • Images submitted via email should be addressed to  friendsjdsp@gmail.com.
  • Images should be labeled last name first name_entry number_image title. The image title is the title on the entry form.
    example: doejohn_1_birds.jpg.
  • Submissions must be accompanied by registration and release forms if required.
  • Accepted two dimensional works must be framed and be wired for hanging.
  • Sawtooth hangers will not be accepted.
  • 3D art must be accompanied by the proper display.
  • 20% of the sale price of work sold is donated to the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (donations are tax deductible.)
  • Artists will be notified if their work is selected by December 31.
  • If accepted, work can be delivered starting January 1 and up to January 12 to the Kimbell Center between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Park entry fee will be waived for artists if only dropping off artwork.
  • Art work that portrays recognizable people must be accompanied by a photo/model release form.
  • Artists are responsible for all financial arrangements and delivery of artwork to buyers.

 

 

 

For more information:

Contact the Kimbell Center, 561-745-5551 or email friendsjdsp@gmail.com.

Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Kimbell Center, 16450 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455

 

 

 

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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

Downtown Abacoa’s Holiday Art And Fine Craft Show Calls For Artists

Downtown Abacoa offers old “Main Street” charm, classic design and a relaxed atmosphere in Jupiter, FL. Roger Dean Stadium, FAU Jupiter Campus, The Scripps Research Institute, Max Planck Florida Institute, The Hibel Museum, and more businesses and restaurants call this “home”. Celebrating the newest renovations in Downtown Abacoa is part of the wonderful atmosphere you’ll want to be part of! The Rickie Report shares a Call For Artists, Fine Crafters and Vendors for Abacoa’s upcoming Downtown Abacoa Holiday Fest on Sunday, November 28th! This one-day event on Sunday, November 29th promises fun for everyone and lots of opportunities to share and sell your artwork! The event is free to attend!

 

 

 

Call for Artists

Art and Fine Crafts

at

Downtown Abacoa Holiday Fest

Sunday, November 29, 2015

12 pm – 6 pm

Downtown Abacoa

Details:

One-Day Event
Artists to supply their own booths/tables/tents
$30. per booth space

Art
Fine Crafts

For Application:

Contact Kelly Holland:

To receive application form, please email 3 jpegs of your work

kellyholland@flfholdings.com

or call

561-578-6292

For More Information

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Delray Art League Offers Art Exhibits, Networking While The Jack Feinberg Art Education Fund Helps Non-Profits

On Monday, October 12th, the Delray Art League (DAL) kicks off its season with Deb LaFogg Docherty presenting “How to Paint Animals Realistically”.  DAL ‘s Autumn Showcase Exhibit of Fine Art will be displayed at the Delray Beach City Hall. DAL is a group of professional and emerging artists dedicated to the development of excellence in visual arts and art education in South Florida. Through the sale of member art, DAL provides scholarships for art students, grants to non-profit organizations for art supplies and donations to support community visual art programs. In the last 10 years we have donated over $100,000 to the advancement of visual arts.  The Rickie Report shares the details of their upcoming monthly meeting, Indoor and Outdoor Exhibits, The City Hall Exhibit and more information about the  Jack Feinberg Art Education Fund.  This is a great networking group for artists!  Non-members are invited to all of the activities.

 

 

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Monthly Meeting:    Monday October 12th, 2015
7:00 – 9:00 PM

Program: Painting Animals Realistically
By Deb LaFogg Docherty

 

MEETINGS:

General Meetings are always held the 2nd Monday of the month at 7 p.m. from October through April in the Chambers room at Delray Beach City Hall.

 

Non-members are invited to attend. No fee is associated however a $5.00 donation at the door to the Jack Feinberg Art Education Fund would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

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“Follow The Leader” by Deb LaFogg Docherty

 

 

 

Deborah LaFogg Docherty combines two great loves: nature and painting.  Most of what she paints is from life experiences. Her use of light, color, composition, texture, and atmosphere help bring the viewer into the secret world of how animals live, raise their young, court and survive in the wild. Deb is also an instructor at Delray Center for the Arts.
AFFILIATIONS: Signature Member of the Artists for Conservation, Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, Elected member of the Audubon Artists, Associate Member of the Society of Animal Artists
Learn more about Deb’s beautiful art at http://www.lafogg.com

 

 

 

 

DAL Fine Art Exhibitions:

 

The Autumn Showcase Exhibit 2015
Friday, October 23rd to Friday, December 4th
Delray Beach City Hall Gallery

 

You are invited to visit the Delray Art League’s Autumn Showcase Exhibit of Fine Art being displayed at the Delray Beach City Hall. It is the first of 3 DAL member juried exhibits at City Hall this season. Come see and enjoy some of the Delray Art League’s best artist’s creative work. Open to the public, 8am to 5pm Monday thru Friday at Delray City Hall, 100 NW First Avenue, Delray Beach, FL

 

 

 

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DAL Members Around Town:

 

 

DAL members, Carolyn Barth, Patricia Maguire, Ralph Papa, Vicki Siegel, Lorrie Turner and Donna Walsh have been invited to participate in the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Exhibition, “Made in Delray Beach” through Oct 31, 2015, at the Montgomery Building in Lake Worth.

Deb La Fogg Docherty’s painting “Marsh Morning” was accepted into the Degas Pastel Society’s member show.

Mark Allen has paintings hanging at OSGS Gallery in Northwood and Artisans on the Ave in Lake Worth.

Mary Taylor has 4 pieces hanging in the Delray Library and 2 pieces in the Boynton Beach Library as a participant in the Artists in Florida exhibit. Mary’s piece in PBI as part of the Art in Public Places Exhibit, sold during the show.
James Rabidoux has a Solo show through October at the Weisman Delray Community Center located at 7091 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray.

Manny Jomok will be teaching a six week, intermediate level watercolor class at the Delray Community Center, Oct. 26th – Nov. 30th.
Ellen Pollack‘s artwork is being exhibited and sold at MONDANA GALLERY at Delray Marketplace on Atlantic Avenue.

Wendy Jones recently received an honorable mention and a blue ribbon for her painting “Sailing” that was on exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County located in Lake Worth.

John Bowen’s watercolor paintings will be at the Coral Springs Museum of Art through November 21st and his painting “Carriage Ride” will be in the Florida Watercolor Society’s Annual Exhibition. John will be doing a book talk at the Coral springs Museum on Saturday, October 24th at 2 pm about his book “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days” which was awarded a Silver Medal by the Florida Authors and Publishers Association. He will also be speaking at the Vietnam Memorial “Traveling Wall” on Saturday, October 24th at 6:30 pm.

Reed Dixon was accepted into the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood 2015 All Media Juried Biennial. The show runs thru Sun., Nov. 1st. Reed is also showing at the Arts Arena Gallery in Delray and at the OSGS Gallery in the Northwood district of WPB.

Eileen Lovre will be exhibiting in the Boca Raton Arts & Crafts Festival Oct 10th & 11th in downtown Boca Raton.

Lynn Doyal is featured at The Oak Bistro in Wellington. Lynn also recently received an Honorable Mention in the Artists of Palm Beach County “Abstract Only 2015 Exhibit”.

Vicki Siegel has been chosen by Golden Paint to become a Golden Paint Artist Educator and will be conducting acrylic workshops and classes at Delray Center for the Arts and the Armory Art Center.

Deb LaFogg Docherty, Manny Jomok, Patricia Maguire, Ralph Papa, Dimitri Saginov and Vicki Siegel are teaching at the Delray Center for the Arts.  For more information see www.delrayarts.org

 

 

 

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DAL Overview

 

The Delray Art League (DAL) is a group of professional and emerging artists dedicated to the development of excellence in visual arts and art education in South Florida. Through the sale of member art at our fine art exhibitions and shows, we provide scholarships for art students, grants to non-profit organizations for art supplies and donations to support community visual art programs. In the last 10 years we have donated over $100,000 to the advancement of visual arts.

 

 

 

 

DAL Officers for the 2015-16 year:

President – Tim Vaum
Vice President – Deb LaFogg-Docherty
Treasurer – Kathi Stamm
Secretary – Dimitri Sagatov

 

 

 

 

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Jack Feinberg Art Education Fund

Each year Delray Art League donates to deserving groups such as the Delray Beach Center for the Arts, Florida Atlantic University, Milagro Center, Palm Beach Habilitation Center, Pluosa School of the Arts Foundation and Sister Cities Young Art Competition. This year’s awards will be donated in the name of long time DAL member and dear friend, Jack Feinberg who we lost this year at the youthful age of 96.

 

 

 

 

 

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Invitation for New Members

To become a Delray Art League exhibiting member, you must submit three pieces of your original artwork at one of our monthly general meetings. Artwork should be presented to the Jurying Committee between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. before the start of the General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Please bring a check or cash. You will be notified by mail of your acceptance. If not accepted, your check will be returned.
CATEGORIES FOR MEMBERSHIP:
 Exhibiting Member $40.00
 Family members (exhibiting} $50.00
 Friend membership (non-exhibiting) $20.00
Accepted Artwork:
2 D ART – watercolor, oil, acrylic, collage, etc.
SCULPTURE – stone, wood, metal, etc.
PHOTOGRAPHY – At this time the photography category is filled. 
Not Accepted: (except if grandfathered in): computer generated art, crafts, glass, pottery, fiber art, jewelry, bead-stringing, poured molds, flowers, shell craft, etc. Categories not listed will be decided at the discretion of the Jurying Committee, with final determination by the Board of Directors.
Art should be signed by the artist and ready for hanging. Art done on paper should be matted and framed with Plexiglas (no glass). Canvas must be framed or gallery wrapped (no staples showing) with sides painted.

For more information: www.delrayartleague.com

 

 

 

Delray Art League “Artists in the Park” Outdoor
Fine Art Exhibitions & Shows

New Season! New Artists! New Artwork!
Award winning Artists offer a variety of original wall art, sculpture, photography and more. A portion of all sales are donated to an Art Education Fund to promote the development of the visual arts.

 

 

 

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Veterans Park @ Atlantic Avenue and the Intracoastal
Old School Square @ Delray Center for the Arts @ Atlantic & Swinton Ave.

https://www.facebook.com/Delrayartleague

 

 

 

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Call For Artists – Downtown Abacoa Family Fun Fest!

Downtown Abacoa offers old “Main Street” charm, classic design and a relaxed atmosphere in Jupiter, FL.  Roger Dean Stadium, FAU Jupiter Campus, The Scripps Research Institute, Max Planck Florida Institute, The Hibel Museum, and more businesses and restaurants call this  “home”.  Celebrating the newest renovations in Downtown Abacoa is part of the wonderful atmosphere you’ll want to be part of!  The Rickie Report shares a Call For Artists, Artisans and Vendors for Abacoa’s upcoming Downtown Abacoa Family Fun Fest!  This one-day event on Sunday, October 11th promises fun for everyone and lots of opportunities to share and sell your artwork!  The event is free to attend!

 

 

 

Call for Artists   

Art and Fine Crafts

at

Downtown Abacoa Family Fun Fest

Sunday, October 11, 2015

12 pm – 6 pm

Downtown Abacoa

 

Details:

  • One-Day Event
  • Artists to supply their own booths/tables/tents
  • $30. per booth space
  • Art
  • Fine Crafts

 

 

For Application:

 

Contact Kelly Holland:

To receive application form, please email 3 jpegs of your work  

kellyholland@flfholdings.com

or call

561-578-6292

For More Information

 

 

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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Call to Artists for “Artnado”- A Juried Art Show at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center

The result of Jack Busa caring about art and listening to artists is a new juried art show in our area, which is partnering with the League for the Education of the Arts in Florida (LEAF).  “Artnado” will take place at the South Florida Fairgrounds, featuring 2D and 3D creations November 8th and 9th, 2014.  This indoor show has a lot to offer to artists and art patrons alike.  Using high-technology, patrons will be able to see participating artists’ work in situ as well as in their exhibition areas.  Artists are highly encouraged to demonstrate their techniques, to further inform the art loving public.  The Rickie Report applauds this trend, believing that better informed art lovers become more enthusiastic art patrons.  Artnado also includes an Art Contest for all Palm Beach County middle school students.  Half of the proceeds from the profit of ticket sales will be awarded to art programs in the local schools. We want to point out that there is no connection between the presenting organization, Artistic Synergy and Art Synergy (ARTWEEK at Art Palm Beach).  The Rickie Report shares this Call to Artists and looks forward to hearing when you get accepted!  

 

 

 

 

Artnado

 

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A Juried Art Show

Sponsored by

Artistic Synergy

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November 8 and 9, 2014

South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center

Highlights of Artnado for Exhibitors:

 

  • Indoor show
  • Allotted space is 10′ x  20′  (artists are ENCOURAGED to show a work in process or be working on a creation during the event)

Brewhouse Adds New Brews and Views in August

The Brewhouse Gallery is adding new draft beer selections to their already super stock of options!  Thursday, August 28th is the monthly Open House.   A wide range of coffees/ teas during the day and handcrafted beers/wine in the evenings  plus a full calendar of activities are offered: an art gallery, place to meet a friend, play a board game, share the Trivia mania or have a big laugh during the Comedy nights.  Bring your own food or take advantage of the food trucks that park nearby.  August is also a change-over month for artists, so stop by and see what is NEW on the WALLS!  Artists interested in selling their work at this vibrant venue should contact AJ Brockman.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  

 

 

 

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The Brewhouse Gallery

ART + COFFEE + CRAFT BEER

Thursday, August 28th

6 – 8 pm

720 Park Avenue    Lake Park,FL

561.771.1641 | Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

 

 

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Plan Your Week!

Monday –  Art, brews, and BBQ.
Tuesday – Karaoke starting in August.
Wednesday – Trivia Night.
Thursday – Open Mic and Poetry.
Friday and Saturday – live music and food trucks.
Sunday – Comedy

 

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ARTISTS:  

If you are interested in displaying and selling your work at the Brewhouse Gallery, please contact AJ Brockman!

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For more information about The Brewhouse Gallery please contact :

info@BrewhouseGallery.com  or call  561.771.1641

 Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

Somethins’ Brewin at 720 Park Ave., Lake Park, FL 33403

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291