Brewhouse Gallery Announces Big Plans In Lake Park; Offers November Nights Filled With Events Because “Somethin’s Brewin”!

The Brewhouse Gallery is changing up its Artist Night to tomorrow – Thursday, November 19th (due to the Thanksgiving holiday).  Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting. NOTE: The artwork will change December 1st, so if you’ve been waiting to buy something you like, don’t wait!  Purchase a piece of art (no price minimum) and get a ticket for a $50 gift Certificate drawing to The Brewhouse Gallery. Tell your friends and help support our extremely talented local artists! Stick around and enjoy the regularly scheduled open mic night with some great local, live music, poetry, comedians and more.  The Brewhouse is hosting the Art Expo at an event in January: Looking for artists, artisans, crafters, vendors. In addition, any artists interested in applying for space within the Brewhouse Gallery are welcome! The Rickie Report shares these details, including the BIG NEWS in Lake Park, FL.! Remember, The Brewhouse will be closed for Thanksgiving.

 

 

 

 

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BREWHOUSE GALLERY

HOURS:

TUESDAY – SUNDAY

12:00PM – 12:00AM

Closed For Thanksgiving Day

 

 

720 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL 33403

561.469.8930

 

 

BIG NEWS for Lake Park, FL!!!!

 

Here is the latest from AJ Brockman, “The Brewhouse Gallery has so much good news flying around on a daily basis that things sometimes get lost. That being said, this week marks one of the most incredible opportunities we could have ever hoped for. This is not a joke so please prepare yourselves, We have purchased an entire CITY BLOCK! That’s right, the team behind Brewhouse Gallery has taken the next step in revitalizing Lake Park and building something special by taking over ownership of the whole building. This includes bringing back the Mos’Art Theater (or as some of you may remember it the Kelsey Club). At this point we are all in… All in because we believe in what this area is becoming, the amazing support we get from all of you every day, the staff (or family as we like to say) behind us, and the ultimate vision of building a community”.

 

 

 

 

“Now, the real work begins. The sort of work that will ultimately change history. In this work we need your help… So please spread the word on what we are doing, scream it if you have to. We have a bunch of retail spaces available and we would love to hear what sort of project you might be interested in bringing to the scene. Keep an eye out for some brainstorming sessions and community forms in which we want feedback from all of you. We truly could have never imagined this journey and outcome in only a few short years, but it’s possible because of all of you and that can’t be said enough. The future is now, let’s do this!!”

 

 

 

MEET OUR GALLERY ARTISTS:

Thursday, November 19th 6 – 9 pm

 

 

Kevin Goff ◊ AJ Brockman ◊ Emmanuel Gonzales ◊ Troy Miessau ◊ Erin Link ◊ Dawn Everett ◊ Craig McInnis ◊ Phil Carlucci ◊ Derek LaRosa ◊ Brad Cain ◊ James Chambers ◊ Richard Dickhaus ◊ Johnol Jones ◊ Matt Baran ◊ Nicole Galluccio ◊ Diane Hutchinson ◊ Phil Fung ◊ Artist Don

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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Call for 2D and 3D Artwork

Brian Jackson Music Festival:

The Brewhouse Gallery is the presenting sponsor for the Art Expo portion of the Festival. Here is all the information about the event: http://www.bryanjacksonmusicfestival.com/

This should be a great event with a huge turnout and the vending fees are very competitive. Over 3,000 people are expected to attend!

Great for emerging and established artists!

 

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Other Unique Food Items Will Be Offered! Stay Tuned~

 

 

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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Brewhouse Iron Art & Brews

Vintage motorcycle nights!
Every last Friday of the month 6 -10 pm

Raffles! Product give away! Art Work! Live Music! Beer Specials!
Craft and micro brew beers! Vintage Arcade Games! Vintage Iron merch! & More…….

All motorcycles welcome! All Modern Classics, Sport Bikes and of course Vintage motorcycles 25 years or older welcome to display in the free roped off show parking!
Come out and join Vintage Iron Club! Become a member at the event! Get info at the VIC tent!

 

Our sponsors that make this possible:

Rockitmanradio.com * Florida Sports Cycle & Atv * BurnUP Company
Bob’s British Bike Company * Architectural and Interior Design Photography * Purehoney Magazine *The Brewhouse Gallery

 

 

Here’s The Line Up*

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Board Game Night!

 

 

Tuesday – Board Game Night! : 7 to 10 : Happy Hour Pricing All Night Long! We have the beers, we have the tables, we have the food! You bring the games, your bring your friends, and your better bring an overly competitive attitude!

 

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3D art!

 

 

Wednesday – Trivia Night, 7 to 9. Brought to you by Think and Drink Trivia! (Listed in the top 50 favorite things to do in all of Palm Beach County by The Palm Beach Post).

 

 

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Open Mic Night!

 

 

Thursday – : Open Mic Night : 8 to 11 : Join us for our Thursday Hosted Open Mic Night. Thursday’s have a great vibe with a killer lineup of songwriters, musicians, comedians and more.

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.

One drink minimum for performers and guests. More info for performers, call : 561-771-1641 or 561-469-8930

 

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Full House!

 

 

Friday – *FEATURED* : Live Music : 8 to 11 : The house will be rocking! Check the latest line-up details. Also, Happy Hour Poker (Texas hold ’em) starting at 6:30 PM.

 

 

 

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Vintage Games!

 

 

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!

 

 

A SUNDAY KINDA BLUES (UNPLUGGED)

Every Other Sunday, 2 – 4 pm

 

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Sunday – *FEATURED* : 7 to 10 : Featuring rotating musicians every Sunday evening.

 

 

  • November 20: Founders Brewery Spotlight, The Holidazed 8-11 
  • November 21: Gary Frost 8-11
  • November 22: Zack Jones
  • November 27: Jangle Leg 8-11
  • November 28: Jon Greco 8-11

 

 

* Please check the Brewhouse Gallery Website as dates, events and performers are subject to change.

 

 

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

 

The Brewhouse Gallery Is Bringing Hot Entertainment And Cool Deals

Join The Brewhouse Gallery in celebrating all of their resident artists on the last Thursday of each month! Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting. This night is completely devoted to our local artists with a meet and greet, creative talks and much more! Everyone who purchases a piece of art (no price minimum) will receive a raffle ticket for a $50 gift Certificate to The Brewhouse Gallery.  Tell your friends and help support our extremely talented local artists!   Don’t forget to stick around and enjoy the regularly scheduled open mic night with some great, local, live music, poetry, comedians and more.  The Rickie Report shares the details!

 

 

 

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BREWHOUSE GALLERY

HOURS:

TUESDAY – SUNDAY
12:00PM – 12:00AM

720 Park Avenue   Lake Park, FL 33403

561.469.8930

 

 

 

MEET OUR NEW GALLERY ARTISTS:

Thursday, June 25       6 – 9 pm

Sarah Lapierre

Cynthia Hockaden

Francis Lynn

William King

Phil Fung

Matt Godwin

Kevin Goff

Craig McInnis

Emmanuel Gonzales

Danny Albertson

Michael Pucciarelli

Scott White

Wendi Willis

Joe

Craig Dietrich

Diane Hutchinson

Tory Miessau

 

 

 

Join The Brewhouse Gallery in celebrating the new resident artists on the last Thursday of each month! Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting. This night is completely devoted to our local artists with a meet and greet, creative talks and much more! Everyone who purchases a piece of art (no price minimum) will receive a raffle ticket for a $50 gift Certificate to The Brewhouse Gallery. Tell your friends and help support our extremely talented local artists! Don’t forget to stick around and enjoy the regularly scheduled open mic night with some great, local, live music, poetry, comedians and more! Remember we now offer authentic Mexican street food made fresh daily including tacos, nachos, and even vegetarian and vegan options from Tacos Don Pepé!

 

 

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Want IN?

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, call AJ Brockman at (561) 771-1641, or send us an email: info@brewhousegallery.com.

 

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Vintage motorcycle nights at The Brewhouse Gallery!
Every last Friday of the month 6 -10pm
Raffles!
Product give away!
Art Work!
Live Music!
Beer Specials!
Craft and micro brew beers!
Vintage Arcade Games!
Vintage Iron merch!
&
More…….

  • All motorcycles welcome
  • All Modern Classics, Sport Bikes and of course Vintage motorcycles 25 years or older welcome to display in the free roped off show parking!

 

Come out and join Vintage Iron Club! Become a member at the event! Get info at the VIC tent!

Our sponsors that make this possible:
Rockitmanradio.com
Florida Sports Cycle & Atv
BurnUP Company
Bob’s British Bike Company
Architectural and Interior Design Photography
Purehoney Magazine
The Brewhouse Gallery

Food from Tacos Don Pepé!

 

 

Here’s The LineUp*

 

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday – Board Game Night! : 7 to 10 :  Happy Hour Pricing All Night Long!  We have the beers, we have the tables, we have the food!  You bring the games, your bring your friends, and your better bring an overly competitive attitude!

 

 

 

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Wednesday – Trivia Night, 7 to 9. Brought to you by Think and Drink Trivia! Now with our new expansion we can accommodate an additional 40 people with a direct speaker output you can hear throughout the entire space for those of you that have been requesting it. This was just listed in the top 50 favorite things to do in all of Palm Beach County by The Palm Beach Post.

 

 

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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.

One drink minimum for performers and guests.  

More info for performers, call : 561-771-1641 or 561-469-8930

 

 

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Friday – *FEATURED* : Live Music : 8 to 11 : The house will be rocking! Check the latest line-up details. Also, Happy Hour Poker (Texas hold ’em) starting at 6:30 PM. Food Truck!

 

Saturday – *FEATURED* : Live Music : 8 to 11 : A down south, 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! Food Trucks!

 

A SUNDAY KINDA BLUES (UNPLUGGED)

Sunday, June 28th 2pm

 

 

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Sunday – *FEATURED* : 7 to 10 : We are happy to have Nicholas Caputo every other Sunday for the next few months! He is one of the premier Accordion players in all of Florida and will be bringing his traditional (and not so traditional) french vibes. Art + Beer + Accordion = WINNING.

 

* Please check the Brewhouse Gallery Website as dates, events and performers are subject to change.

 

 

 

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, Pepe, at 302.897.1990 or info@BrewhouseGallery.com

 

 

For up-to-the-minute listings of events please 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

Special Raffle Fundraiser Event For Two Worthy Artists – Help Save Their Home!

For over 20 years, Anthony Burks and Trina Slade-Burks have supported Palm Beach County artists through their company ATB Fine Artists & Designers. They have curated and hosted art shows, giving emerging artists the opportunity to sell their works. The African Diaspora Exhibition at the Armory Art Center and later at Palm Beach State College brought large numbers of viewers from beyond this area. Their CONTINUUM Gallery was one of the highlights of Art Palm Beach/Art Synergy for the past two years.  The Rickie Report shares an opportunity for a WIN-WIN:  You get to choose which art-related raffle items you want to bid on.  The money raised helps the Burks family Save Their Home!  Attention Art Lovers:  This is an amazing opportunity to purchase fine art and fine crafts!  Read the details for this fundraiser at the Brewhouse Gallery on  Saturday, May 23rd.

 

 

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Save Our Home Fundraiser

For

Trina and Anthony Burks

Saturday, May 23, 2015

6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Brewhouse Gallery

720 Park Avenue   Lake Park,FL

 

The fundraiser will take place at The Brewhouse Gallery in Lake Park on Saturday, May 23. Artists are donating small artworks that will be raffled off that night, and donations will be accepted. In addition, AJ Brockman of Brewhouse Gallery will be donating a portion of the proceeds from that day. The public is encouraged to attend! There is no cover charge. Food, coffees, soft drinks and a wide variety of craft beers will be available for purchase. Live music begins at 8pm. Home made tacos and dips from Tacos don Pepe are on the menu!

 

 

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Anthony and Trina Burks

 

 

 

You would be hard-pressed to find an artist in Palm Beach County that has not benefitted from the hard work of Trina and Anthony Burks. Unfortunately, the Burks family now needs our help. Due to a job loss and unexpected medical issues, they are now at risk of losing their family home.

 

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Save Our Home!

 

 

By the end of May, they may have to leave the house which has served as their business office, studio, and home for many years. Artists have asked how they can help Trina and Anthony. Their friend Suzanne Redmond has decided to host a fundraiser for their benefit so that we can gather their friends and fellow artists together to show our support.

 

Trina Burks and Original Artwork

Trina Burks and Original Artwork

 

 

Anthony and Trina Burks, throughout their difficult journey, continue to work with emerging and established professional artists in our area.  From banner painting on Clematis Street, to hosting Artists Lunches and Lectures (which bring professionals in the business and legal world together with artists), they continue to give of themselves.  Tonight is the Opening Night of their collaboration with Barbara Cheives.   

 

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Both Trina and Anthony’s artwork will be available for purchase at Kimono Show.

 

 

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“Kimono Doll” Mixed Media by Trina Burkes

 

 

"Rhino" Painting on Wood by Anthony Burks

“Rhino” Painting on Wood by Anthony Burks

 

 Anthony Burks also provides graphic design services for artists, designing their postcards, flyers, logos, and business cards.

 

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Anthony Burks working on a painting

 

 

How Does This Raffle Work?

 

You purchase as many raffle tickets as you want.  Place  tickets in the container in front of the art object you want to win. Place as many tickets as you want in each container. The more tickets you place in any one container, the better your chances are of winning! 

 

"Endangered" by Anthony Burks

“Endangered” by Anthony Burks

 

Brewhouse has coffee, drinks, and now is offering food from  Live music will start at 8:00, so stay and enjoy the band.

If you’d like to donate art items for the raffle, contact Suzanne Redmond at 561-801-6952

 

Here is where Anthony has his artwork now:

Cultural Council
Kimono Show
The Brewhouse Gallery
Creme de la Creme (Northwood)

You can also see his scarves at: http://www.atbfineartists.com/

and his paintings at: http://www.anthonyburkscollection.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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Brewhouse Gallery Celebrates First Anniversary with Expansion of Space, More Artwork, Live Music, Brews and Community Events

Don’t miss this round of artists’ work being shown on February 26th before the walls change at the ever popular Brewhouse Gallery!  New artists will be moving in on March 2.  Celebrating its First Anniversary, the Brewhouse Gallery has announced its expansion, taking over next door (formerly a convenience store) and adding  36 additional taps, vintage arcade games, expanded food options (not a full kitchen yet), and a 30 foot wall dedicated to installation art and a rotating mural every six months from renowned street artists! The Rickie Report shares here.

 

 

 

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HOURS:

TUESDAY – SUNDAY
12:00PM – 12:00AM

 

The Brewhouse Gallery
720 Park Avenue      Lake Park, Florida 33403

 

 

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Art, art, and more art! Whether it’s our incredible visual artists or our talented performing artists, or even the culinary artists with our local food trucks… This week is completely full of all things artsy! Don’t forget our monthly artist open house  Thursday February 26th. 

 

The Next Chapter & Expansion

 

 

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At almost one year to the date, AJ Brockman tells The Rickie Report, “The Brewhouse Gallery is proud to announce we are expanding! We will be taking over the next door location (to the West) which was formerly a convenience store. We don’t want to alter the good vibes we have already established, so we’re hoping to have two separate spaces that are connected. This will allow for a better flow of traffic, expanded draft list, expanded bottle selection, vintage arcade games, communal tables and the all-important expanded FOOD SELECTION. What about the art? Well… We will have a 30 foot wall that will be dedicated to a rotating mural project. We will be highlighting some of the area’s best muralists to create a new mural every six months or so. As we have said from day one, it is our goal to create a community around our space and vision. Above all, it is the support of each and every one of you and the belief in what we are doing that has brought all of this to fruition. Here’s to: supporting the arts, live music, the revival of Lake Park, craft breweries that care about their product, independent coffee roasters, the small businessman & one hell of an upcoming year! Cheers!”

 

 

Trivia Night, One of the Popular Events at Brewhouse Gallery

Trivia Night, One of the Popular Events at Brewhouse Gallery

 

 

 In another exciting announcement, Brockman shares, “We are happy to officially introduce our new manager/event coordinator, Pepe Arenas! You all pretty much know him by now and he has been integral part of the day to day management, but don’t worry, he will still be behind the counter with a smiling face. Thanks for all you do Pepe, we love you, cheers to your new title! Also, We are launching NEW HOURS! Opening at noon, Tuesday through Sunday, and staying open an hour later. 12 to 12, six days a week. Mondays are still available for private parties and we are always happy to arrange special hours to accommodate your events”.

 

 

Spotlight on PBCATA

Spotlight on PBCATA

 

The Brewhouse Gallery would like to recognize the Fine Art of The Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association. PBCATA raises money which goes directly to a scholarship fund. Every year, two scholarships are awarded in the amount of $1,000 each to students pursuing a college degree in the Visual Arts. Along with raising money for the scholarships, PBCATA also sponsors ribbons annually for the South Florida Fair and the Palm Beach County School District Annual K-12 Student Art Exhibition. To find out more please visit : http://www.pbcata.org/  Proceeds benefit both the Art Teachers creating the work and this fantastic organization! 

 

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South Florida’s King of Rockabilly – Slip and the Spinouts are an established Rockabilly/Roots band on the South Florida circuit. Formed 12 years ago, Slip and the Spinouts are an old school 3 piece band with upright bass, Hollowbody guitar {and sometimes a Tele} and a small combo drum kit.

 

The Spinouts play original Rockabilly and Country songs and also cover a wide range of American Roots Music including Rockabilly, Country, Blues and even Surf.

Food Truck : Salsa Don Pepe & Tacos

 

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Brewhouse Gallery Paint & Sip

Saturday, March 7th    4:00 – 7:00 PM

Price Per Seat: $30.00    Seating is limited; registration is required

Art Obsession is bringing you something fun and different. “King of the Snuggle” is one of our favorite paintings and we hope it will be one of your as well. Make this cool panda all your own with different colors and accessories. Follow our instructor as you sip on your favorite drink and add your own unique colors to make this painting truly personal!

 

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Come for the class and stay for the music. This is an adult environment that encourages drinking, fun and having a great time. Please only 21+ for this event.  There will be a food truck outside during the class.

 

This class will take approximately 2 hours. Class will begin promptly at the start time indicated. Please arrive early to settle in and order your drinks and food, seating is first come first served. Included in this class are the supplies to complete your work of art (canvas, apron, paints, brushes) step by step instructions and a great time with great people.

 

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

www.brewhousegallery.com

 

 

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

OSGS Presents Special Jimmy Lee Sudduth Exhibit

OSGS continues to stretch its wings and bring a wide variety of artwork to its walls.  The Rickie Report urges you not to miss the current exhibit of Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s work at this Northwood gallery.  Jimmy Lee’s paintings bring us back to a genre most would call Folk Art.  In fact, his work was prominent at the Smithsonian Institution’s Bicentennial Festival of American Folk Life.  His Alabama roots are intertwined with those of OSGS owners, Evelyn Ortiz-Smykla and Jonathon Ortiz Smykla.  His message is universal.  Paint, create, celebrate life!  Here are the details and a sneak peek.

 

 

 

 

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OSGS

Presents Paintings by

Jimmy Lee Sudduth

 

500 Northwood Road    W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

TRR:

This Jimmy Lee Sudduth Exhibition is different from your previous ones.  Please tell our readers more about its significance.

OSGS:

We recently have had some conversations with a private art collector about a collaboration with OSGS.  The conversation went well enough that we’ve been offered three Jimmy Lee Sudduth paintings to exhibit here at OSGS. The name may not ring a bell (as there are many artists in the world) but he’s an artist that not only hits close to home for myself but also with the trending art market for ‘outsider art’, ‘folk art’, and ‘self-taught Southern artists’.  Jimmy Lee is no longer living as he passed away in 2007 (in his 90s). His connection with OSGS is that we have roots in Alabama and Jimmy Lee was born and raised in Fayette, Alabama which is where he spent his entire life.  Also, our exhibited pieces will not be for sale. 

 

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Lee Sudduth's "Three Boys"

Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s “Three Boys”

 

 

TRR:

Art lovers will have an unexpected opportunity to see this historically significant artwork at OSGS.   Please share some of the highlights of Sudduth’s contributions to the art world

OSGS:

Jimmy Lee began collecting pigments from clay, earth, rocks and plants for use in his finger paintings. He used his fingers because “they never wore out.” His numerous works were typically executed on found surfaces such as plywood, doors and boards from demolished buildings. He experimented with mixing his pigments with various binders to make them adhere better, including sugar, soft drinks, instant coffee, and caulk.

 

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Lee Sudduth's "African Princess"

Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s “African Princess”

 

Notable Exhibitions:

1968 – Stillman College (Tuscaloosa, AL) *first exhibition
1971 – Kentuck Festival of the Arts (Northport, AL)
1976 – Smithsonian Institution’s Bicentennial Festival of American Folk Life
*Jimmy Lee played harmonica along with exhibition
1980 – The Today Show & 60 Minutes feature
1995 – Alabama Art Award
1995 – New Orleans Museum of Art (Artist In Residence)
2005 – Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (Montgomery, AL)
Current Collections:
Smithsonian Institution
High Museum of Art
Corcoran Gallery
Birmingham Museum of Art
House of Blues

 

 

We will reference in writing some highlights and are providing a link to the Smithsonian’s website/collection of Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s work: http://www.americanart.si.edu/collections/search/artist/?id=5874

 

 

TRR:

 Many people consider “recycling” and “up-cycling”  a recent phenomenon.  Clearly, this is not the case.

OSGS:

He was one of the early masters of southern self-taught art. Jimmy Lee painted with his finger which he called his brush. That ‘brush’ would never wear out and would die along with him. Although it is commonly believed that Sudduth’s early paintings were executed exclusively in mud and found pigments, such as motor oil or plant juices, in fact, his earliest known paintings contain large amounts of house paint. Anything he could find or get from his helpful neighbors right across the railroad tracks where he worked as a gardener to the Moore family. No one knew, but it was them who really supported Jimmy Lee. His next-door-neighbor, Jack Black, helped Jimmy Lee become the artist he is today through his love and commitment of Alabama art. As his fame grew, dealers advised Sudduth on ways to make his works more permanent and more colorful, and by the 1990s, no longer able to collect his own materials, he began using commercially-sold acrylic paints applied with sponge brushes onto wood panels prepared with a flat black ground.

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Lee Sudduth's, "The Barn"

Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s, “The Barn”

 

TRR:

We understand there is some personal history with Jimmy Lee Sudduth.

OSGS:

Jimmy Lee’s roots and path are all too familiar with both Jonathon and Evelyn’s experiences over the course of 30+ years living in the state of Alabama. Meeting, studying and being a part of Alabama’s fine arts provided first hand insight into the Southern vernacular of life, art and design while engaging in direct relationships with those that were rooted in rural Alabama. The OSGS family was schooled, lived and worked in Northport, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Auburn, and Montgomery, Alabama for around 20 years.

 

 

Jonathon shares, “I was six years old when my Mom was in graduate school at the University of Alabama and she took me to meet Jimmy Lee Sudduth at his home in Fayette, Alabama. I do recall the visit well and remember the home, the dirt roads and his paintings. For me, at that age, it was an experience that was solidified because of the deeply rooted rural Alabama area where he lived and his enthusiasm about his work and our interest in his work.  We are very excited about this opportunity to share art that reflects places and experiences we hold near our hearts”.

 

**some information gathered from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Wikipedia.

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or other art being shown at OSGS, please contact Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla at

OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio

p: 561-833-2223

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