Kling Gallery Features Karen Leffel-Massengill As Guest Artist For November. Free Opening Reception Friday, November 5th Coincides With Creek Walk. Exhibit Runs Through November 27

The Kling Gallery Wine & Décor in downtown Stuart, FL welcomes November’s Featured Guest Artist, Karen Leffel-Massengill. Not only do Karen’s oils and watercolors regularly receive national and international attention, but she also is a hugely popular teacher at the Artist’s Nook in Stuart!  The public is invited to a Free Opening Reception on Friday, November 5.  Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, the wine boutique, and the gallery! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  This takes place during the Creek Walk, so you will be sure to enjoy the art vibe!

 

 

723 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart, FL  34994

772-678-6949

 

 

 

Original Paintings

Napa- Style Tasting Room

Custom Furniture 

Home Decor

 

 

 

FEATURING:     KAREN   LEFFEL-MASSENGILL

 

 

OPENING    RECEPTION:

 

Friday, November 5

5:30  – 7:30  PM  

 

 

Exhibition runs November 2 – November 27

 

 Gallery Hours:

  Open:  Tuesday – Saturday    10 am – 5 pm

(Closed on Sundays and Monday)

 

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTIST:

 

 

Karen Leffel-Massengill

 

 

 

Karen has a Bachelor of Arts Degree and has been working as a Professional Artist for decades. She has been the cover artist for “Watercolor Magic” magazine and has been juried into National Exhibitions, notably “Birds in Art” and Arts for the Parks. She also enjoys signature status with the Florida Watercolor Society and the Society of Animal Artists. Karen has won many awards for her work in Art Festivals around the country, Plein Air Magazine, Elliott Museum, and Backus Gallery. She has received accolades, not only for her oils and watercolors, but also is a hugely popular teacher at the Artist’s Nook in Stuart!

 

 

 

 

“Double Vision” by Karen Leffel-Massengill

 

 

Karen tells The Rickie Report, “Sometimes I shout with color, sometimes it’s a whisper”.  She knew at a very early age that she wanted to be an artist. Pencils and crayons were constant companions as a child as her family moved literally around the world. France, Germany, Turkey and Thailand were just a few of the many places where she grew up and drew creative inspiration.  She graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and was sidetracked from her passion to work as an artist by marriage and raising three sons. As it often does, life lead her down a different path and she earned her associate’s degree in nursing in 1981.

 

 


“Moment in Time” by Karen Leffel-Massengill

 

 

It wasn’t until her new husband’s sudden death in 1995 that she began to pursue her original childhood dreams of becoming a professional artist. She dove into the deep end of painting as a means of dealing with his death. The tragedy of his death was transformed into a positive step toward her career as a painter. Taking workshops from world class artists such as Carl Dalio, Janet Rodgers, Jim Kosvanec, and many others, she grew and learned rapidly in her endeavors as an artist. She was the cover artist for the “Watercolor Magic”magazine for its summer issue in 1998. In 2000, she was accepted into the acclaimed international competition, Birds in Art, and in three subsequent years as well, in both watercolor and oil mediums. She was accepted into the nationally ranked competition known as Arts for the Parks in 1998 with watercolor entries in both the top 100 and top 200 of this competition. She enjoys signature status with the Florida Watercolor Society and the Society of Animal Artists.

 

 

 

 

“Early Morning Light”  by Karen Leffel-Massengill

 

 

Leffel-Massengill has enjoyed immense success on the art show circuit, being accepted into many of the top art shows in the nation to include Coconut Grove, Ann Arbor State Street Art Fair, Ann Arbor South University Art Fair, Winter Park Sidewalk Festival and ArtiGras. She has won numerous awards at these shows and has been selected as the poster artist for five different shows. In 2018, Leffel-Massengill was awarded second place in the All Florida Show “Sweet” shown at the Elliott Museum in Stuart Florida, first place at the annual Backus Gallery competition for her piece titled “Double Vision” and as a national winner in the national competition sponsored by Plein Air Magazine in the the bi-monthly “animal” category with her painting titled “Female Cow Bird.”

 

 

 

 

For more information about this event or other services:

 

Kling  Gallery Wine  &  Décor

723 Colorado Plaza   Stuart, FL34994

772-678-6949

www.klinggallerystuart.com

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

 

 

 

 

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New Studio For The Visual Arts Invites You To “Under The Sea”, An Exhibit Of Marine Life Painting By Internationally Acclaimed Artists December 5-28

The New Studio For The Visual Arts announces an Exhibition of Marine Life Paintings by internationally acclaimed artists Jason Mathias, Don Ray, and Randall Scott.   The Exhibit’s Opening Reception takes place on Friday, December 7th.  A portion of all proceeds will benefit the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach. What an opportunity to meet and hear about these creatives’ adventures!  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.  The Exhibit is available December 5 – 28.

 

 

 

 

http://www.thenewstudiova.net

 

 

PRESENTS:

 

 

“UNDER THE SEA”

An Exhibition of Marine Life Painting

By internationally acclaimed artists:

Jason Mathias
Don Ray
Randall Scott

 

 

Opening Reception:

December 7, 2018

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Exhibit runs December 5 to December 28, 2018

Proceeds of artwork sales will be donated to: Loggerhead Marinelife Center of Juno Beach

 

 

 

Artwork by Randall Scott

 

MEET      THE      ARTISTS:

 

 

 

 

 

JASON     MATHIAS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Native Floridian, Jason Mathias was born in Stuart, Florida where some of his earliest memories are of the ocean aboard his grandfather’s charter boat “Do Stay”.  As a child, Jason’s two favorite pastimes were drawing and fishing, and it wasn’t before long that he stated combining the two.  After graduating from Martin County High School as art student of the month, Jason was accepted into Ringling School of Art & Design where he majored in illustration.  He quickly became known to both fellow students and faculty as “the fish guy”.  While at Ringling, Jason began his practice of taking underwater footage to use as reference material for his growing portfolio of realistic marine life paintings.  While still a student, he launched his career creating murals, commissioned artwork and freelance illustrations for Mote Marine Laboratories – an experience that not only won him recognition for his unique talents as a marine life illustrator, but also concretized his chosen path as a marine and wildlife artist. 

 

 

 

 

Gallery View of Jason Mathias’ artistry

 

 

Within the first two years of graduating from Ringling School of Art and Design, Jason was the premier featured artist at (IGFA) International Game Fish Association Museum Hall of Fame. Jason had also been featured artist numerous times and made several print signing appearances with (CCA) Coastal Conservation Association, and has been featured in many Galleries and museums such as the Cornell Museum in Delray Beach.  Jason’s current fine art compositions in oils, acrylics and watercolors are drawn from the extensive experience and underwater digital video he takes while exploring the planet’s oceans.  You can now find Jason’s works in stores, museums and galleries throughout the world, including Europe, Egypt, Australia, Hawaii, South America, Canada and Central America.

 

 

 

 

 

DON     RAY  

 

 

 

 

Don Ray

 

 

Don Ray grew up in Ohio, where his interest in art extends as far back as he can remember.  Don learned about fresh water subjects as a boy, fishing and netting local streams and lakes.  A self-taught artist, who studied the work of masters from “The Golden Age of Illustration” such as  Wyeth and Frederick Remington, Don also learned from contemporaries like George Schelling and, in particular, Stanley Meltzoff, who personally shared his knowledge and time with Don as a mentor.  Don lives near Vero Beach.  His research methods include collecting wild specimens and diving with them in natural habitat,  including a three-quarter acre research pond on his own property.  

 

 

 

 

Artistry by Don Ray

 

 

 

 

Don joined the Society of Animal Artists in 1990, the same year, he also won its highest honor, the Award of Excellence.  Don has competed in and won a variety of state stamp and print competitions. His paintings won first place in the Florida State Lobster Stamp competition and in the Florida snook stamp competition, making him the state’s first double competition winner.  In 1995, Don again won the snook stamp and print competition.  In 1994 and 1999, he was commissioned to paint the Coastal Conservation Association stamp and print.  He was also selected to paint the Texas saltwater fishing stamp and print multiple times asa well as the Texas freshwater stamp and print.

 

 

 

Don’s paintings have been selected by the International Game Fish Association for covers of various editions of its annual publication, World Record Game Fishes.  Don’s art has also graced the covers of other books, magazines and catalogs including Big Game Fishing Journal, Cabel’s, Field & Stream, Game Fish (France), Inshore Offshore Magazine, Marlin, Marlin Magazine’s 30th anniversary cover, Outdoor Life, Penn Reels, Redbone Journal, Saltwater Sportsman, and Sporting Tales, Florida Sport Fishing.  In addition to the Society of Animal Artists Annual Exhibition, Don’s work has been juried into the Florida Wildlife Expo, Game Conservation International, Pacific Rim Wildlife Expo, and Southeastern Wildlife Expo.  Don was chosen as the featured artist for Florida’s Coastal Conservation Association 25th Anniversary.  He has been represented by Collectors Covery (Dallas, TX), Russell Jimishian Gallery  (Fairfield, CT) Redbone Gallery (Islamorada, FL) and Sportsman Edge (New York). 

 

 

RANDALL       SCOTT

 

 

 

 

Randall Scott 

 

 

 

A native Californian and an accomplished artist and diver, Randall Scott grew up exploring the Pacific Coast. Exceptionally talented and deeply committed to his subject, Scott’s passion is to communicate the beauty, mystery, and power of the sea’s aquatic citizens. Scott researches his subjects through observation and underwater photography. His travels have taken him all over the world, from his native California, to Mexico and British Columbia, Australia, the South Pacific. He is also familiar with the Caribbean, Bahamas and Florida, where he now currently resides with his wife Donna and their four children.

 

 

Artistry of Randall Scott

 

 

 

 

Randall has been recognized both nationally and internationally for his artistic talent. Scott was featured in the television series “Journeys of an Artist”. His work has graced covers of national art magazines and a series of textbooks produced by the National Geographic Society.

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, workshops or opportunities to teach:

www.thenewstudiova.net

 

The New Studio for the Visual Arts mission:

Nurture a vibrant arts community

Foster artistic excellence

Lower the barriers to participation in the arts

Bring people together for a powerful shared experience that inspires a creative exchange of ideas 

 

 

 

No membership fee!
No registration fee!
Prorating available!

Sign up today.

Call 561-295-5712

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Deb LaFogg Docherty Brings Us Moments in Nature

The Rickie Report is happy to highlight Deb LaFogg‘s newest CLASSES at the Delray Center for the Arts, DEMOS in different communities, WORKSHOPS, a SOLO Exhibit and a number of upcoming other ART SHOWS.  Deb’s ability to transform a moment in nature’s vastness and make it palpable is her gift to us.  Deb’s work has been published in newspapers and magazines including Wildlife Art Magazine, Wildscape Magazine (United Kingdom), Southwest and Wildlife Art magazine online. We share the details and urge anyone who ever wanted to dip their toes into painting or pastels to take advantage of these opportunities. 

 

 

 

Painting 

With

Deb LaFogg Docherty

 

"Captured Gaze" by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

“Captured Gaze” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

 

 

Deb LaFogg Docherty’s art combines her great two loves: her love of nature and her love of painting. Her paintings strive to give people a glimpse of how animals live in the wild, raise their young, court and survive. She paints a picture of a secret world that many never get a chance to see. Deb’s quest to paint wildlife has taken her across the United States from the Everglades National Park in Florida to Denali National Park in Alaska. It has become an adventure she loves to share.

 

 

"Wood Storks" by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

“Wood Storks” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

Her formal training began in college with a dual major in illustration and commercial art. She has continued to advance her work through master artist workshops. It is from them that she began to not only focus on the wildlife, but on the landscape in which they live. The use of light, color, composition, texture, and atmosphere help bring the viewer into the secret world of nature. She is always learning new ways to communicate this through her work. Deb’s paintings come to life in pastels, acrylics and oils.

 

"Waiting for Mom" by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

“Waiting for Mom” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

 

Deb received the Masters Circle award from the International Association of Pastel Societies, and countless other awards throughout her career. Her work has been featured in museums, national and international art shows and International magazines. Her work can be found in private collections and she has illustrated a children’s book with part of the proceeds going to save habitat critical habitat in the Florida Keys.

 

Her Membership Affiliations include:

 

  • Associate member of the Society of Animal Artists
  • Signature member of the Pastel Society of America
  • Signature member of the Artists for Conservation
  • Member of Excellence with the Southeastern Pastel Society
  • Member of the Oil Painters of America
  • Member of the International Guild of Realism
  • Pastel Society of North Florida
  • Degas Pastel Society
  • Women Artists of the West
  • Audubon Artists

 

 She has also illustrated a children’s book called ‘Woodrat Jill’ with part of the proceeds going to preserve habitat for the endangered Key Largo Woodrat and is available on Amazon.com. Its a story about an Key Largo Woodrat named Jill who bred in captivity and is set free to make a life on her own.

 

Demos

  •  Delray Center of the Arts Jan 14th from 7-8pm.
  • Wellington Art Society February 11th.

 

Classes

Delray Center of the Arts January 28th and continue on to February 4th, 18th and 25th  7 – 9:30pm.

Workshops:

Please see her website for more information.

Current SOLO Show:

J.D. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge  (Captiva, FL)

18 paintings now on display till the last week in February.

 

Upcoming SOLO Show in November:

Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center
Everglades National Park Gallery      Homestead, Florida

 

Upcoming Exhibits and Shows:

  • Wellington Artfest – January 31 and February 1   (Wellington, FL)
  • Artfest – (Fort Myers) February show starts evening of the 6th, all day 7 and 8
  • Artigras – (Jupiter, FL)  February 14-16
  • Featured Artist at the 2015 Sarasota Rotary Art Festival February 28-March 1st (Sarasota, FL)

 

Please see her website for more information: www.lafogg.com

 

 

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