The Florida Watercolor Society’s “Creative Confinement Challenge” Online Exhibition – Original And Affordable Art For Everyone

What happens when 100 watercolor artists are cooped-up and concerned about shows, sales, and funding for not-for-profit arts organizations like the Florida Watercolor Society? FWS came up with the “Creative Confinement 64-Inch Challenge”! Members were challenged to “confine” their work to 64-square inches (8″ x 8″), creating an original water media artwork to express their feelings or experiences during the “safer-at-home mandate”. The Challenge gave the artists inspiration to create, a place to show and now, sell their work, and the entry fees raised money for the FWS Healing Arts Award for the 49th Annual Exhibition.  This virtual exhibit is showing now through August 15, 2020. The Rickie Report gives you a sneak-peek of some of the images and urges you to hurry to make a purchase! The prices are affordable and the images offer diverse subject matter! We also include information about the FWS 49th Annual Exhibition and upcoming virtual workshops, demonstrations, Convention & Trade Show. There will be an online Exhibition Review by Michael Reardon, judge & juror for the 49th Annual Exhibition. The Rickie Report includes the details.

 

 

 

 

 

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About the Florida Watercolor Society:

 

The Florida Watercolor Society is the largest State society in the United States with nearly 1000 members. Our mission is to promote the art of watercolor and to educate the public as to the importance of watercolor as a creative and permanent painting medium while contributing to the cultural atmosphere of the state of Florida.

 

 

FWS’ Annual Awards are among the most outstanding of the major state water media organizations in the country. They are made possible by sponsors including individuals, businesses, and memorial gifts from the estates of members who have passed. The annual cash and merchandise awards usually total over $20,000, including two $1500 purchase awards. One of these is sponsored by Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff, a major sponsor and great friend of FWS. The other is the Healing Arts Award given by FWS to purchase a painting from the Annual Exhibition to be donated to a medical facility of the current President’s choosing. This year, the painting is going to Bay Pines VA Hospital in St. Petersburg where the annual events were to be held before COVID-19 came into the picture. Since their live annual Fall events were canceled, FWS came up with the Creative Confinement Challenge to raise funds for the Healing Arts Award!

 

 

FWS’ main events each year are an Annual Exhibition, Convention & Trade Show every fall in various locations throughout Florida. FWS also hosts an Online Show for our Non-Signature members. At our Convention, we host two 4-day workshops and at least one 1-day workshop taught by invited internationally-known artists. During Convention weekend, demonstrations by noted artists are presented hourly, as well as critiques, silent auctions, raffles, and a host of other wonderful activities. There are Member and Non-Member rates to register for the Convention, however, the Trade Show is free and open to the public.

THE 2020 FWS ANNUAL CONVENTION & TRADE  SHOW GO VIRTUAL

Since the cancellation of 2020 fall events, the FWS board has been working very hard to create virtual offerings during the week the Convention & Trade Show would have taken place.  While this could never substitute for a live gathering, there will still be a Convention featuring demonstrations by noted artists, workshops, interviews, and even opportunities to purchase art supplies from our Trade Show vendors! 

There will even be an online Exhibition Review by Michael Reardon, judge & juror for the 49th Annual Exhibition. 

The schedule is on the FWS website

Work is being accepted from FWS Members for the 49th Annual Exhibition through August 15, 2020  

 

 

 To see the Prospectus for rules and details visit the FWS website:

 

 

 

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Plantation Art Guild Offers October And November Workshops, Open to Non Members And Members

The Plantation Art Guild is a welcoming group, offering workshops, general meetings, paint-ins and exhibits for everyone to enjoy.  Come and explore three exciting workshops with well regarded instructors, Karen Fletcher Braverman, Marilyn Johansen and Susan Hanssen.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up while there are still spaces available! There is a special discount for early registration and taking more than one workshop.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLANTATION   ART   GUILD’S

2016   FALL   WORKSHOPS

Jim Ward Community Center

 

301 NW 46th Street   Plantation FL 33317

http://www.plantationartguild.org

 

 

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Artwork by Karen Fletcher Braverman

 

“It’s All Relative”

Karen Fletcher Braverman
https://kfbraverman.artspan.com/

10/7/16 (all levels)

RSVP by September 7th

 

In this workshop you will learn to distinguish what makes your painting come alive and what makes it have drama, definition and POP! Sometimes following the rules is not enough, in this watercolor workshop- It’s All Relative!

 

 

 

 

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Artwork by Marilyn Johansen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Texture-Design-Realism”

Marilyn Johansen
www.marilynjohansen.com/

10/21/16 (all levels)

RSVP by September 21st

We will be working wet into wet to create texture with different materials provided, a lesson in design, and finally we’ll add a real image to our textured painting.

 

 

 

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Artwork by Susan Hanssen

 

 

 

 

“From Black And White To WOW!

Susan Hanssen

www.susanhanssen.com/

11/04/16 (all levels)

RSVP by October 4th

 

 

This is a workshop that requires only a willingness to explore the freedom of intuitive drawing and painting. It is a full busy day focused on creating amazing back & white drawings and translating them into color. Of course, there will be a discussion of design, tools and time for questions.

 

 

Registration Info:

Cost $85 Members $95 Non-members
10% discount if paid 30 days prior
15% discount if you take all 3

Contact Info:
Terry Gannet
terrygannett@gmail.com

 

 

 

For more information about the Plantation Art Guild’s memberships, workshops, activities, paint-ins and more:

http://www.plantationartguild.org

 

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society Calls For Entries To “Apparently Watercolor” Exhibit, Open To Non-Members

Gold Coast Watercolor Society is calling for water media entries to their upcoming Exhibition, “Apparently Watercolor”.  The exhibit will be judged by Soon Y. Warren, NWS, AWS, TWSA. Cash and Merchandise Awards will be given.  This Exhibit is open to members and non-members.  Entry deadline is February 12th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to apply!  The Public is welcome to the Exhibit, beginning with the Opening Reception on Thursday, March 3rd.

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society

Call for Entries:

“Apparently Watercolor”

 

 

Public Opening Reception / Awards:

Thursday, March 3rd

 6 – 8 pm

 Exhibit  Open March 3 – 12, 2016

at

Art Serve

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.     Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

 

 

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“Apparently Watercolor”, Best In Show 2015
“The Red Veil” by Susan Hanssen

Important Dates/Exhibition Calendar

  • February 12th – Friday – Entry deadline (postmarked)
  • February 20th – Saturday – Delivery of Artwork, 10 am to Noon
  • March 3rd – Thursday – Reception & Awards, 6 –8:00 pm
  • March 12th – Saturday – Pick up, 10 am- 11 am

 

Judged by:  SOON Y. WARREN, NWS, AWS, TWSA

Since beginning her career as a full time artist in 1998, Soon has had many exhibitions and won extensive numbers of awards. With her vibrant watercolor technique she has become much sought after as a teacher and author and has published a number of instructional books and dvd’s. Her paintings are in the permanent collection of several museums, including the National Watercolor Museum, as well as in many private collections.

 

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AWARDS

Lillian Feldman- Best in Show: $ 500 First Place: $400
Second Place: $300
Third Place: $200

Honorable Mention: Merchandise Award Judge’s Recognition: Merchandise Award Jean Moore Award: $50 (emerging artist) Member’s Choice -Award will be given at the Opening Reception.

 

 

Eligibility:

Please read entry form in its entirety

 

Florida artists and GCWS Members may enter.

Watermedia may include any combination of  watercolor, tempera, gouache, opaque watercolor, acrylic, casein, ink, charcoal, gesso, watercolor crayons, pencils and pens including metallic.

One must exclude water-soluble oils as well as any other similar substance.

Acceptable surfaces for watercolor are substrates created for watermedia. For example: paper, clay coated surfaces (Clayboard, Aquaboard, Ampersand), synthetic surfaces, (Yupo, Tiger Rag), illustration board and flat watercolor canvas.

Watercolor Collage is acceptable, but newspaper, magazine or non-watercolor material cutouts will not be accepted.

Works must be original i.e., not done under class instruction, critiqued and changed, not a copy of another artist’s work.

Work must be done by a single artist not a collaborative work.

Work must have been completed within the last three years; any submitted work must not have been previously displayed in a GCWS judged show.

Tasteful nudes will be accepted into this show.

 

 

Entry and fees:

Artists may enter one or two paintings. A non-refundable fee of $30 for GCWS members, $35 for non-members, must accompany the entry form. No changes can be made after entry is received. No refunds will be made.

 

 

Sizing and framing requirements:

All types of frames and mats are acceptable except those that are ornate or heavy.

Saw tooth hangers are not permitted.

Maximum size frame is less than 48”in any direction.

Work must be sturdily framed under Plexiglas, wired and ready for hanging.

Please cross brace large pieces. (work will be rejected if it does not comply and fees will NOT be refunded.)

 

 

Conditions and liabilities:

The submission of entries to this competition shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the terms and conditions as set forth in this prospectus.

 

Entry Tag 1

Attach to back of entry, upper right. Name:_________________________________

Phone:________________________________ Title:_________________________________

Value: $____________
___ For Sale ____ Not For Sale

Entry Tag 2

Attach to back of entry, upper right. Name:_________________________________

Phone:________________________________ Title:_________________________________

Value: $____________
___ For Sale ____ Not For Sale

 

Entry form

Please print entry and send with payment. $30 for Members or $35 for non-Members, payable to GCWS (Gold coast watercolor society). Entries must be postmarked by February 12th 2016.

Mail to: Linda Stoddard Tel. 954-584-9754
1101 S.W.74th Terrace   Plantation, FL 33317     stoddard_linda@yahoo.com

Name: ____________________________________________

Address: ________________________________________

City: _____________________________________________

State: ___________ Zip Code: ____________________

Phone: ___________________cell___________________

Email: ____________________________________________

Title 1:_______________________________________ Value: $____________

Title 2:_______________________________________ Value: $____________

Waiver of liability: The undersigned herby agrees to release and forever discharge the Gold Coast Watercolor Society, Inc, its Directors, members and agents, and the management and staff of Art Serve, from any responsibility for damage or loss of any kind on all works submitted for sale or exhibition. The gold coast watercolor society reserves the right to photograph works for publicity and promotion. Insurance of artwork is the responsibility of the submitting artist.

Signature: ____________________________________________

Date: _______________________________

 

 

Who we are:

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS) is a resource for artists, both new and experienced,. We are proud to be the largest watercolor group in Florida with over 200 members. The Society was incorporated in February,1976 and its founder and first President was Jerry McClish, a noted watercolorist. 

GCWS offers:

 ◊ Opportunities to learn, paint and sketch
◊ Workshops taught by nationally recognized artists
◊ An annual membership show
◊ Juried shows in venues such as museums, galleries and local businesses
◊ Paint-ins with live models
◊ Lectures and demonstrations, showing “how it’s done” by selected artists
◊ Non-juried group shows in local libraries and other public venues
◊ Plein air painting opportunities

Please Join Us!

Meetings are held October through May on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33304

Visit us online at www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com
Like us on Facebook!

 

 

 

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

Adrienne Walker’s “Symphony In Color” SOLO Exhibition At Mandel JCC In Boynton Beach Is Open To The Public

Adrienne Walker has been passionate about art and music her entire life. Using oils, watercolor and acrylics or stone, as an artist she creates worlds in many dimensions. Her work is created with passion from within, allowing brushstrokes to invite the viewer into her expressionist paintings. Adrienne’s SOLO Exhibit, “Symphony in Color”  is Open to the public and Free.  The Opening Reception takes place on Tuesday, January 12th at the Mandel JCC in Boynton Beach, Fl.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details and some sneak peeks of this versatile artist!

 

 

 

 

 

ADRIENNE  WALKER

 

SOLO Exhibition

“Symphony In Color”

 

Meet the Artist

Opening Reception

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Mandell JCC

8500 Jog Road    Boynton Beach, FL 33472

FREE but please RSVP

RSVP: 561.712.5216 or GwildaB@JCConline.com

 

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Adrienne Walker is a native New Yorker who now resides in Boynton Beach, FL.  Music and art were an integral part of growing up with her mother, who was an artist.  Together, they were always drawing, sculpting and painting.  Adrienne’s passion for the piano began at the age of eight.  She majored  in music at Adelphi University and at Queens College.  While living in the Boston, MA  area after college, Adrienne studied music and art history at Harvard University.

 

 

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“Symphony in Color” by Adrienne Walker  Watercolor

 

 

Twelve years ago mixed media became the focus of her attention, when Adrienne started painting with Bruce Chandler in Myrtle Beach, SC. During that time she also studied art at Coastal Carolina University, SC.  Adrienne sculpted in stone at the Sculpture studio of Frank Varga, in Delray Beach, Fl and Carrara, Italy. For over the last 8 years she has sculpted in the Willy Reed Studio in Boca Raton, FL.

 

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“Gearing Up” by Adrienne Walker   Mixed Media

 

 

During the summers in New York she studies and paints with Roberta Rosenthal a Watercolor Botanist and Sumi E Master painter. After moving to Delray Beach, Florida, Adrienne studied at the Boca Raton Museum of Art School where she has taken classes in oil painting with Chris Berlini and Elizabeth Reed plus Drawing and painting from a live model with Barbara Wasserman and Susan Hanssen. She has been juried into art shows there.  Recently she began painting abstracts using watercolors and acrylics with Sally Cooper.

 

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“Orange Storm” by Adrienne Walker  Mixed Media

 

 

 

Adrienne’s work has been exhibited and received awards in many shows and galleries in New York, Florida and South Carolina including solo shows at the Delray Beach Public Library and the Rice Museum in Georgetown, South Carolina.  Using Oils, Watercolor and Acrylics or Stone, as an artist she creates worlds in many dimensions. Her work is created with passion from within, allowing brushstrokes to invite the viewer into her expressionist paintings.

 

 

 

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“Under The Sea” by Adrienne Walker  Mixed Media

 

 

Adrienne shares her passion for the arts as she volunteers for many arts-related organizations, sharing her time and expertise.  She is the Treasurer of Palm Beach Watercolor Society (PBWS), as well as a member of The Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Women in The Visual Arts (WITVA), GoldCoast Watercolor Society, The Catskill Art Society (CAS) and Old Stone House Art Gallery (Grahamsville, NY).

 

 

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“Pose” by Adrienne Walker  Watercolor

 

 

  • Adrienne won an award at the Delray Center for the Arts January 2014
    for her mixed media piece titled “Comets”.
  • Three of her paintings won first,second and third place at the Grahamsville, NY Art Show
  • Second place award at the Delray Center for the arts for her painting “Windy” .
  • She won honorable mention at the Annual Juried show at the Coral Springs Museum of Art from PBWS for her abstract painting “Fireworks”

This summer she was commissioned by two interior decorators to create paintings for their clients’ homes. One 48×60 acrylic abstract in Florida and a 60×72 in New York.

 

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“Forever Flowers” by Adrienne Walker on YUPO Paper

For more information contact:

Adrienne Walker

516.885.4199

walkertrvl@aol.com

 

 

 

 

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Palm Beach Watermedia Society Announces Paint-Ins, Meeting And Workshop

The Palm Beach Watermedia Society announces four events in January and welcomes everyone to participate. The “Paint-Ins” are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month and include a live model. The January 14th General Meeting includes a demo. Non-members are welcome at minimal charge of $2. A two-day workshop with Susan Hanssen, a well known and award winning artist, begins on January 7th. The focus will be painting on gold gesso. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to get involved with this talented group of artists. Emerging artists and established artists are encouraged to network with this wonderful group! All events take place at the Boca Raton Community Center unless otherwise noted.

 

 

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Palm Beach Watermedia Society

Invites You:

Susan Hanssen Two Day Workshop

Painting on Gold Gesso

January 7 & 8, 2016

9 am – 4pm

 Sue Hanssen workshop is $200.00 for two days

Registration Required

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Paint-Ins:

Include Live Model

 

 

January 12 and 26, 2016

9:30 am – 12:15 PM

 

The Paint-Ins are $10.00 for members and $15.00 for non- members

 

 

 

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General Meeting:

 

Demo by Kitty Schachter

 

January 14, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:45 PM

 

 

 

 

 

ALL EVENTS TAKE PLACE:

Boca Raton Community Center

 

150 Crawford Blvd.     Boca Raton, Florida 33432

Phone: (561) 393-7700

 

 

 

 

About:

Susan Hanssen

Painting On Gold Gesso Workshop

 

 

 

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“Grace and Two Napoleons” by Susan Hanssen

 

 

 

 

Susan Hanssen is offering a 2 day workshop to explore the many interesting and fun techniques of painting on gold gesso. Susan will demonstrate each day, showing different methods of applying paint and creating any number of textures. She will also discuss design elements that can aid in this project and all of your painting experiences. At the end of each day there will be constructive critique. This is a useful and informative discussion to help everyone. Of course, individual attention is always available during the day.

 

 

 

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“Waiting Patiently” by Susan Hanssen

 

 

 

 

Susan Hanssen is an award winning painter and is well known in south Florida for her unique and exciting work. Susan is a Signature member of the National Watercolor Society and of the Florida Watercolor Society. She has taught numerous workshops across Florida and recently in New Mexico with her sister, Nancy Frost Begin. Susan continues to teach in her studio and is represented at the Rossetti Fine Art Gallery in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

 

 

 

Paint-In Information:

Silver Room of the Boca Community Center

2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month

For more details please contact Dona 561.362.5506

 

 

 

 

Please Visit:

PBWS website

http://www.palmbeachwatermedia.org

 

 

PBWS Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/PBWatercolor/?fref=ts

For general information please contact:

Lynn Holland, President laplume366@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Call for Watermedia Entries from Gold Coast Watercolor Society

All watercolorists are eligible to enter their paintings for the Gold Coast Watercolor Society’s upcoming exhibit, “Apparently Watercolor”.  The juried exhibit will take place February 23rd through March 13th.  A wide variety of watermedia is encouraged, as the entries will be juried by Jeannie McGuire, AWS.  Her painting, “Kenneth” was chosen as the American Watercolor Society’s 144th Gold Medal of Honor selection.  The exhibit will take place at Art Serve in Fort Lauderdale.  The Rickie Report shares the details and application as well as some views of previous exhibitors.  Deadline for this exhibit is February 14th!  The public is welcome to the Reception and Awards Ceremony on February 26th.

 

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES:

 

“Apparently Watercolor”


Public Reception & Awards:

Thursday, February 26th 

6pm –8:00 pm

 

Exhibit: February 23rd – March 13th, 2015

 

Judged by: Jeannie McGuire, aws


Art Serve


1350 E. Sunrise Blvd    Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33304

 

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A Pittsburgh-based artist, Jeannie strives to invoke individual interpretation through her artwork, which impressively utilizes a free application of paint and stylistic forms of expression.  Stories and feelings are communicated in such works as “Kenneth,” the American Watercolor Society’s 144th Gold Medal of Honor selection.  McGuire uses her own photography, acquired snapshots and life drawings to spark her creativity.

 

 

 

 

Important Dates:

  • February 14th – Friday- Entry deadline (postmarked)
  • February 21st – Saturday – Delivery of Artwork 10am to Noon
  • February 26th – Thursday- Reception & Awards 6pm –8:00 pm
  • March 14th – Saturday Pick up, 10 am-11am

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AWARDS

 

Lillian Feldman- Best in Show: $ 500

First Place: $400

Second Place: $300

Third Place: $200

Merit: Merchandise Award

Honorable Mention: Merchandise Award

Judge’s Recognition: Merchandise Award

Jean Moore Award: $50 (emerging artist)

Member’s Choice -Award will be given at the opening reception.

 

Eligibility: Please read entry form in its entirety

 

  • All Florida artist and GCWS Members may enter.

 

  • Watermedia may include any combination of watercolor, tempera, gouache, opaque watercolor, acrylic, casein, ink, charcoal, gesso, watercolor crayons, pencils and pens including metallic.

 

  • One must exclude water-soluble oils as well as any other similar substance. Acceptable surfaces for watercolor are substrates created for watermedia. For example: paper, clay coated surfaces (Clayboard, Aquaboard, Ampersand), synthetic surfaces, (Yupo, Tiger Rag), illustration board and flat watercolor canvas.

 

 

  • Watercolor Collage is acceptable, but newspaper, magazine or non-watercolor material cutouts will not be accepted.

 

 

  • Works must be original i.e., not done under class instruction, critiqued and changed, not a copy of another artist’s work.

 

 

  • Work must be done by a single artist not a collaborative work.

 

 

  • Work must have been completed within the last three years; any submitted work must not have been previously displayed in a GCWS judged show.

 

  • NO NUDES PLEASE

Entry and fees:

Artists may enter one or two paintings. A non-refundable fee of $25 for GCWS members, $30 for non-members, must accompany the entry form. No changes can be made after entry is received. No refunds will be made.

 

Sizing and framing requirements:

All types off frames and mats are acceptable except those that are ornate or heavy. Saw tooth hangers are not permitted. Maximum size frame is less than 48”in any direction. Work must be sturdily framed under Plexiglas, wired and ready for hanging. Please cross brace large pieces. (work will be rejected) if it does not comply and fees will NOT be refunded.)

 

Conditions and liabilities:

The submission of entries to this competition shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the terms and conditions as set forth in this prospectus.

Entry Tag 1
Attach to back of entry, upper right.

Name:_________________________________

Phone:________________________________

Title:_________________________________

Value: $____________
___ For Sale ____ Not For Sale

 

Entry Tag 1
Attach to back of entry, upper right.

Name:_________________________________

Phone:________________________________

Title:_________________________________

Value: $____________
___ For Sale ____ Not For Sale

 

Entry Tag 2
Attach to back of entry, upper right.

Name:_________________________________

Phone:________________________________

Title:_________________________________

Value: $____________
___ For Sale ____ Not For Sale

 

Entry Tag 2
Attach to back of entry, upper right.

Name:_________________________________

Phone:________________________________

Title:_________________________________

Value: $____________
___ For Sale ____ Not For Sale

 

Entry form

Please print entry and send with payment. $30 for Non-Members or $25 for Members, payable to GCWS (Gold coast watercolor society). Entries must be postmarked by February 14th , 2015.

Gold Coast Watercolor Society
1101 S.W.74th terrace
Plantation, FL 33317

Name: _______________________________________
Address: ____________________________________
City: ________________________________________
State: ___________ Zip Code: _______________
Phone: _______________________________________
Email: ________________________________________

Title 1:_______________________________________
Values: $____________for sale___ not for sale___

Title 2:_______________________________________
Values: $____________ for sale___ not for sale___

Waiver of liability: The undersigned herby agrees to release and forever discharge the Gold Coast Watercolor Society, Inc, its Directors, members and agents, and the management and staff of ArtServe, from any responsibility for damage or loss of any kind on all works submitted for sale or exhibition. The gold coast watercolor society reserves the right to photograph works for publicity and promotion.

Signature: ________________________________________Date:_________

 

About the Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS):

 

 The Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS) is a resource for artists, both new and experienced. We are proud to be the largest watercolor group in Florida with over 200 members. The Society was incorporated in February,1976 and its founder and first President was Jerry McClish, a noted watercolorist.

GCWS offers:
Opportunities to learn, paint and sketch
Workshops taught by nationally recognized artists
An annual membership show
Juried shows in venues such as museums, galleries and local businesses
Paint-ins with live models
Lectures and demonstrations, showing “how it’s done” by selected artists
Non-juried group shows in local libraries and other public venues
Plein air painting opportunities

Please Join Us!
Meetings are held October through May on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33304

 

Visit us online at www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com
Like us on Facebook!

 

 

 

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

Florida Watercolor Society Hosts 43rd Annual State Convention In Deerfield Beach

Attending the convention of an organization guarantees interacting with like-interested people, hearing high-level speakers and experiencing unusual workshops. The Florida Watercolor Society Announces it 43rd Annual State Convention.  The events begin on September 15th with Pre-Convention workshops.  There will be a trade show, Gala Dinner, demonstrations and meetings.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  We hope you will take advantage of seeing the exceptional exhibit at the Delray Center for the Arts/Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture and all of the activities of this exciting convention taking place!  Meet the Exhibition juror Frank Webb.  With over 1,100 members, FWS is one of the largest state-based watercolor societies in the United States.  Membership is open to all artists residing in the State of Florida.

 

 

 

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You are invited to Participate

 

Florida Watercolor Society’s

43rd Annual State Convention 2014

 

 

* All events take place at the Deerfield Beach/Boca Raton Doubletree Hilton Hotel  100 Fairway Dr., Deerfield Beach

UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

 

 

Pre-Convention Workshops

 

September  15- 18

 

Convention, Exhibition Reception, Gala Dinner and Trade Show

 

September 19 – 21

 

 

The Florida Watercolor Society’s 43rd Annual State Convention will kick off with an  Opening Night Reception/Art Exhibit from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19th at the Delray Center for the Arts/Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444.   The fee to attend  the exhibit as well as the four-day convention is $20.

 

 

Top Winner

Top Winner

 

 

Attendees at this year’s Florida Watercolor Society (FWS) Conference will be able to experience not only the art and philosophy of the Society’s Exhibition Juror, Frank Webb, but gather the knowledge of his life experiences.  Frank Webb is a Dolphin Fellow of the American Watercolor Society and a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society.  He teaches and judges art exhibitions for these organizations and other State and Regional Societies.

 

 

 Webb will kick off the convention on Thursday night, September 18th with a dramatic demonstration featuring his unique painting style. Prior to that, he will teach a workshop and host a review of the exhibition during the convention. In words and pictures, he will reveal the unique philosophy and technical process behind his work.

 

 

 

Top Winner

Top Winner


 

The 43rd Annual FWS Exhibition will be held September 4 – November 15, 2014 at the Delray Center for the Arts/Cornell  Museum of Art and American Culture. It is located at 51 N. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444. The display will feature 100 of the best paintings by Florida’s top watercolor artists.

 

Convention

 

  • Demonstrations by 22 different artists, featuring both new techniques and genres
  • Critiques from award-winning artists
  • An extensive tradeshow with vendors from across the United States offering products at exclusive prices 
  • Demonstrating artists will include Myrna Wacknov, Anne Abgott, Kathleen Mailing, Robin Lee Makowski, Carol Frye, Dottie Hutton, Jane Collin, Cole Wolford, Susan Hanssen, Judy Nunno, Libit Jones, Joseph Melancon,  Atlee Harmon,  Lynn Kroll, Pat Weaver, Janet King and Carol Brody.
  • Critiques of the 2014 Exhibition  from juror Frank Webb.  
  • Myrna Wacknov and  Sue Archer will critique submitted paintings plus a panel of experts. 
  • There are also ‘One on One Critiques’ available with Miles Batt and Myrna Wacknov for artists who are trying to take their art to the next level.

 

 

 

Top Winner

Top Winner

 

 

Exhibition awards will be presented at the Gala Dinner on September 20th.  The cost to attend the dinner is $55. Registration for all other convention events is only $20, plus small additional attendance fees for critiques and the Juror’s Exhibition review.

 

 Workshops

 

Prior to the Convention, internationally known artists Frank Webb and Myrna Wacknov will hold workshops from September 15 through 18, also at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel.   The fee is $395 for members and $450 for non-members for the Workshops. Registration can also be made through the FWS website.  For more on Myrna Wacknov, visit her website at www.myrnawacknov.com.

 

 

Judy Nunno, One of the Workshop Leaders

Judy Nunno, One of the Workshop Leaders

 

“Capturing Crystal”

 

"Lemon Cello" by Judy Nunno

“Lemon Cello” by Judy Nunno

 

Judy Nunno is an award-winning watercolor artist who specializes in painting crystal and glass.  She is a Signature Member of FWS and  a member of several art guilds. Her paintings have been featured in “Watercolor Artist” magazine and she has won Honorable Mention twice in the Watercolor Media Showcase Competitions.

 

"Afternoon Snack" by Judy Nunno

“Afternoon Snack” by Judy Nunno

 

 

Judy will be demonstrating her process for setting up and painting an exciting crystal still life and will share her secrets for capturing the sparkle of crystal and refracted light. Judy will be demonstrating at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19th at the Double Tree/Deerfield Beach/Boca Raton Hotel. For more Information visit www.floridawatercolorsociety.org or call Marilyn Johansen at 954-943-5492.

 

 

 

Susan Hanssen NWS

 

“Wild to Wonderful”

Saturday, September 20  9:15 am

 

 

Award-winning artist Susan Hanssen will be making a digital presentation, “Wild to Wonderful” at 9:15 a.m., Sat., Sept.20th at Florida Watercolor Society’s four-day state convention to be held at the Deerfield Beach/Boca Raton Doubletree. For more information, visit www.floridawatercolorsociety.org or call Marilyn Johansen at 954-646-8698 to RSVP.

 

"Waiting Patiently" by Susan Hanssen

“Waiting Patiently” by Susan Hanssen

 

 

After a long career as an art director in New York and Dallas, Susan and her husband moved to Florida in 1999 and there she began to paint. She works primarily in watercolor and gouache. Her paintings are generally figurative, although recently she has been exploring non-objective painting. Her “Sheep Series” continues to be a favorite, combining allegory and whimsy in a variety of executions. The collection, “On the Subject of Sheep” was exhibited at the Coral Springs Museum of Art in March of 2008. The show ran three months and included 17 paintings. A painting from the series, “She’s Come Undone”  was part of the National Watercolor Traveling Exhibition  in 2009. 

 

 

 

"The Scribble" by Susan Hanssen

“The Scribble” by Susan Hanssen

 

 

Susan is a Signature member of the National Watercolor Society, Florida Watercolor Society and Gold Coast Watercolor Society. Her painting “Foiled Again” won the Gold Award at the Florida Watercolor Society Exhibition in 2010 and appears in “Splash 13.” In 2013 she won the Gold Award again with her painting “Waiting Patiently.” Both pieces were featured among the Best Paintings of the Year in “Watercolor” Magazine.

 

After twelve years of teaching at the Boca Raton Museum School, Susan decided to retire this year and is focusing on workshops and teaching privately in her studio. Her work can be seen at the Rossetti Fine Art Gallery in Fort Lauderdale.  For more information about her artistry please visit     www.susanhanssen.com

 

 

Details about conference registration can be found at the FWS website.  Visit www.floridawatercolorsociety.org  for more information or call Marilyn Johansen at 954-943-5492.

 

 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

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561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

 

WITVA Moves to New Home; Offers Art Critique and Monthly Classes

For some, sharing their artwork publicly is difficult.  The Rickie Report understands this challenge and hopes everyone will take advantage of the opportunity WITVA is offering at their next meeting.  In addition, we list their regular class schedule and congratulate this wonderful group of men and women on their new home!

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WITVA

PRESENTS

Art Critiques by Susan Hanssen

Friday June 21 , 2013

Noon – 3:00

The Public Is Welcome to the

New WITVA Art Center!

2960 NW Boca Raton Blvd (NW 2nd Avenue) #8

 

WITVA is proud to announce its move to a new space, which has room for 2 artists to rent private studios!  Please call 561 504-9143  or email: WITVA2000@aol.com

 

Susan Hanssen will be the guest at this WITVA meeting.  Susan is an award winning and accomplished artist residing and teaching in south Florida.   She teaches in Fort Lauderdale.

 

Artists are asked to please bring 1 or 2 pieces for critique and suggestions for improving your art.

Susan Hanssen is a signature member of NWS and Florida Watercolor Society.   She works primarily in watercolor and gouache. Her paintings are generally figurative, although recently she has been exploring non-objective painting.  Her “Sheep Series” continues to be a favorite, combining allegory and whimsy in a variety of executions.

 

The  collection, “On the Subject of Sheep”  was exhibited at the Coral Springs Museum of Art in March of 2008.  A painting from the series, “She’s Come Undone” was part of  the National Watercolor Traveling Exhibition  in 2009.  Most recently Hanssen’s work was displayed at the Rossetti Galleries “Best of the Best” show in 2010.  Her painting “Foiled Again” won the Gold Award at the Florida Watercolor Society Exhibition in 2010 and was in “Splash 13.”  For more information: www.susanhanssen.com

 

The Co-Chairpersons of the WITVA ART CENTER are Phyllis C. Annunziato and Phyllis Spenser.

Phyllis Spenser

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Phyllis tells us, ” I have been drawing and painting all of my life. I studied Art in a specialized High School and  graduated from The Traphagen School of Fashion with a degree in Fashion Illustration.  I also attended The Art Student’sLeague and The Parson’s School of Design. I taught for many years at The Traphagen School and at Parsons while simultaneously working in the Bridal Industry as a Bridal Gown designer.”  
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Anniversary

For several years, Phyllis was the Curator of The Traphagen Costume Museum which housed a famous collection of period and regional garments.  She retired from this busy life in order to devote herself to painting portraits which is her true love.

Phyllis Annunziato

Recycled jewelry

Recycled jewelry

Since 1976 Phyllis has been making, jewelry. In 1984 she began teaching the “art of  jewelry” and showing work in juried exhibits, winning many awards.  1, 2 and 3 women shows in both New York and Florida have been well received.  Her work has been exhibited in several Museums.
Phyllis served as President of Women In the Visual arts from 2000-20012, Co-President from 2007-2008 and President from April 2011-April 2013.  Phyllis is also an active member of the Florida Society of Goldsmiths (FSG). Inspired by her surroundings she uses “found objects” and recycled materials.  
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She tells us, “It is interesting to see how many wonderful ideas come from looking “out of the box”.  Jewelry is small example of the ability to transform things that are considered “waste” into artistic and fun art. It gives one a feeling of joy to know what we can do if we just give it some thought.”  She also studies the classic methods of the jewelry art  and finds  combining those practices with modern techniques, makes “one of a kind” wearable art more interesting.

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS

1) LOLA LICHMAN

 

 STUDIO SESSIONS

WEDNESDAY 1:00 – 5:00  PM

  • Come to paint
  • Get intensive instruction or an occasional critique
  • Beginners to those who need a space to try new mediums
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Learn the Secrets of Color Mixing
  • Learn how to Paint with a Palette Knife
  • Set Yourself free!
  • Call for registration fee information: 561-394-6081

 

 2) MICHAEL GRABER

PAINTING CLASSES
SATURDAY MORNING 9:30 AM-­‐12:30 PM
Michael Graber has been a working artist for over forty years; He studied at Queens College, New York. Adelphi University in Garden City, New York at the Royal Academy of the Arts, London. He has been a teacher for over twenty years, to both youth and seniors.  His students have won national recognition. Michael has designed interiors, furniture, fine and costume jewelry, and has done set designs for musical theater. At present he has a small mural business and teaches full time during the day.

Michael believes everyone is creative, and can achieve painting and drawing skills with the right direction and philosophy. He never compares one persons skill to another, nor does he try to get an artist to paint in his style, but encourages all to be themselves, express themselves, and above all learn to see the world through the eye of a painter. There are great artists, but not all great artist can be a great teacher.

  Michael Graber – 561 239-4949; 561-852-0900 or artistgraber@comcast.net

3)    JEWELRY JUST FOR FUN

A Jewelry Class by  Phyllis C Annunziato

Thursdays 1:00 – 4:00  PM 

  $25.00 per Session – $115.00/5 sessions

 

Experiment with many creative aspects of making jewelry, and hopefully open your mind to new ideas.  The pieces that you created cannot be made by a machine, or found in a jewelry store or book. I will bring tools with me that will help achieve this, such as dowels, hammers and pliers, saws, etc.

I will supply Brass, Copper, NU-Gold (Silver may be purchased if desired).     If beads are desired student should bring them and/or anything they would like to include in the jewelry. Beads and stones will be available for purchase.  Please call: 561 504-9143     Send check to: Phyllis C. Annunziato, 2628 NW 64th Place   Boca Raton  Florida 33496 

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JEWELRY CLASS REGISTRATION FORM (PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY)Name____________________________________                               

Address__________________________________________

Tel. Home _________________Cell _____________________

 E-Mail_______________________________________

Class Title    “Jewelry Just for fun “   _____ Amount  $25.00 or $110.00         

Check  #_____________________ 

LIMITED TO 6 STUDENTS!

For more information about WITVA, please visitwww.WITVA.org

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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