Tanya Witzel’s “Illusion” Exhibition Will Stimulate The Eye And Intellect Of Viewers At Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County

Tanya Witzel will be featured at a SOLO Exhibition at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County from November 4th through December 2nd.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Saturday, November 4th.  Tanya’s geometric forms take on depth and dimension, drawing the viewer down corridors, through archways and between columns. Stimulating the eye and the intellect this is one show not to miss!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

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 “Reflections” by Tanya Witzel

 

SOLO  EXHIBIT

Free Public Opening Reception:

 

Saturday, November 4th

 

3 – 5  pm

 

Exhibit Runs Through December 2nd

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue       Lake Worth, FL 33460

 (561) 471-2901

Public Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday

 

Parking:
There is free, 4-hour parking along Lake Worth’s Downtown streets. There is also a public parking lot on the east side of “L” Street, across from the Cultural Council’s building.

 

 

 

“Third Day” by Tanya Witzel

 

 

 

After receiving a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois, Tanya pursued additional training at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Technology. The emphasis on color and design studies at I.I.T has had a marked impact on the direction of her work. It led to the use of multiple gradations of value which cause geometrical forms to take on depth and dimension. The result conveys the sensation of going beyond the canvas, drawing the viewer into the painting, down corridors, through archways and between columns.  Thus, they stimulate both the eye and the intellect.

 

“Phantasia” by Tanya Witzel

 

 

 

Tanya  taught high school in Chicago, Washington DC and Maryland while continuing to paint and exhibit. She also exhibited in the New York area and Los Angeles before moving to Florida.  She is an award winning artist who has also had her artwork published in American Home Magazine, The Designer (Cover), Interiors Magazine, Arts Magazine, Galleries Magazine (Washington DC) and Potomac Magazine (Washington Post).

 

“Archways” by Tanya Witzel

 

Inspired by travel, the “Illusion” theme was nurtured resulting in paintings of columns and pillars as abstractions of Greco-Roman architecture. The application of the subtle color gradation, light and shadow, plus the use of perspective, allows an infinite number of variations on the basic architectural fantasy theme. This variation is clearly demonstrated by a series combining architectural structure and form with the broadening dimension of textural surfaces, patterns and nature’s vistas. The result for the viewer is a contemporary glimpse of illusionary forms that hover between past, present and future, drawing the viewer into a fantastic voyage

 

“Ornamentasia” by Tanya Witzel

 

 

 

Tanya is a member of the Boca Raton Artist Guild, Lighthouse ArtCenter, North County Art Association, Artists of Palm Beach County, Women in the Arts and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

 

For more information about Tanya’s artwork:

tanyawitzel.com

email:  tanyart1@comcast.net

561.775.8305

 

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Center Art Salon: “Metaphor And Materials” With Leora Klaymer Stewart And Vicki Siegel

Join other artists for the Armory Art Center Art salon on Tuesday, March 1st at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach.  Using metaphor is common ground for the artworks of Leora Klaymer Stewart and Vicki Siegel. Stewart and Siegel present works that are an exploration of their preferred mediums of fiber (Stewart) and acrylic paint (Siegel). Both artists’ works push the boundaries of their chosen materials to new forms.  The artists explore those commonalities in their new joint exhibition, “Blurring Distinctions”, at the Art Gallery at Eissey Campus, Palm Beach State College, and at this Art Salon. The exhibition runs through March 18, 2016. They will be talking at Art Salon about the new directions they’ve been taking, and also the progression of their careers and the influences that have shaped them. The Rickie Report shares the details for this artist networking opportunity and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

 

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1700 Parker  Avenue    West Palm Beach, FL

561.832.1776

 

 

Armory Art Center Presents

ART SALON:

LEORA KLAYMER STEWART

AND

VICKI SIEGEL

“METAPHOR AND MATERIALS”

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

6:30 – 8:30 pm

 

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“Underwater Life” Detail by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

 

Using metaphor is common ground for the artworks of Leora Klaymer Stewart and Vicki Siegel. Stewart and Siegel present works that are an exploration of their preferred mediums of fiber (Stewart) and acrylic paint (Siegel). Both artists’ works push the boundaries of their chosen materials to new forms.

 

 

Vicki Siegel and Leora Klaymer Stewart explore those commonalities in their new joint exhibition, “Blurring Distinctions”, opening at the Art Gallery at Eissey Campus, Palm Beach State College, and at this Art Salon. The opening reception for the exhibition will be Tuesday, February 16, 5:30-7:30PM, and the exhibit runs through March 18th, 2016. They will be talking at Art Salon about the new directions they’ve been taking, and also the progression of their careers and the influences that have shaped them. They are both on the faculty of the Armory Art Center, and Vicki teaches at Old School Square School Of The Arts in Delray Beach as well.

 

 

Leora Klaymer Stewart works primarily in 3 dimensions using a variety of textile and digital photo techniques to construct her fiber forms and installations. These “sculptural” forms are constructed of natural and manmade fibrous materials to create pieces that are metaphors for the environment, specifically water as a source for life. Klaymer’s works remind us that the oceans, waterfalls, mangroves, and underwater sea life are endangered and represent the fragility of life on earth.

 

 

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“Alternate Reality” by Vicki Siegel

 

Vicki Siegel’s paintings explore painting and photography combined. Blending the two art forms is a process that results in images that are both real and imaginary. In these colorful figurative works, a boundary becomes a metaphor for the point where two things become different. Human and natural forms are transformed by the use of acrylic paint, image transfers from Siegel’s photographs, paint skins and the addition of light. This use of materials brings new ideas to the medium of acrylic paint.

 

 

 

 

Leora Klaymer Stewart has been creating and constructing fiber artworks since the 1960’s, receiving her BFA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute, Chicago. Leora has a long history of national and international exhibitions as well as architectural commissions and has curated several exhibitions and has been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. She has taught fiber arts at prestigious schools throughout the US. Her work has been reviewed and written about in many publications and can be seen at http//www.leorakstewart.com.

 

 

 

 

Vicki Siegel is a contemporary artist whose mixed media paintings, photography and sculpture explore the connection between memory and reality. Vicki is a full time working artist who exhibits extensively, and whose works can be found in many private collections. Previously, she was an art director and creative director in advertising in Milan, Italy, Chicago, and South Florida. Vicki Siegel has studied towards a M.F.A. at Tyler School of Art, Rome and holds a B.F.A. from the University of Illinois. She is a passionate instructor of painting. Vicki Siegel is a Golden Artist Educator (GAEP), a member of the National Assoc. of Women Artists, and a signature member of the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild among other organizations. Her studio is in Delray Beach, Florida. http//www.Vickisiegelart.com

 

 

 

ART SALONS:

ART SALONS offer stimulating conversations with other artists in the community. As a springboard to each of our explorations, professional artists from South Florida are invited to present their work, talk about what influenced them, and examine the work of influential artists showing in museums and galleries. Our discussions cover the gamut of contemporary art themes, including conceptual, cultural, socio/political, environmental, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and where we fit into the world of contemporary conceptual art. They’re also an opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, of professional development and the sharing of useful resources.

Art Salons are facilitated by Elle Schorr.

Video Archives of past salons are available at http://www.elleschorrphotography.com/

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Vicki Siegel Offers Two New Workshops, “Photographic Images And Painting”

Vicki Siegel announces two new opportunities to learn new techniques, “Working With Photographic Images and Paint Workshops”.  If you are a painter who wants to include photographic images into your work, or a photographer who wants to try painting, this workshop will inspire you. Creating image transfers will be explained in detail. You will learn how to collage images, enhance and texture your photographic images with acrylic gels and paint. Whether a beginner or an accomplished artist, you will be inspired by the information packed demonstrations.  The Rickie Report shares the details as well as a list of current exhibitions where you can see Vicki’s impressive work.

 

 

Photographic Images and Painting:
Two New Workshops Presented by
Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

 

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“Two Sisters” by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surfaces, Layers and Photographic Imagery:

 

Friday/Saturday March 4-5, 2016, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Old School Square Center for the Arts, Delray Beach, FL

Cost: $315, Old School Square; 561-243-7922, ext. 317 (Sharon) or ext. 478 (front desk)

http://oldschoolsquare.org/events/surfaces-layers-and-photographic-imagery/

 

Painted Surfaces, Revealing Layers

and Photographic Imagery

 

Friday/Saturday April 1- 2, 2016, 10 am – 4 pm

Location: Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach

Cost: $315  Call to register: 561 832-1776 or
http://public.armoryart.org/public/SelectedClass.faces
Painted Surfaces, Revealing Layers PW4.5a

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“What’s Up?” by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

 

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Vicki Siegel has been working with photographic images since the late 1970’s. Her paintings are an exploration of painting and photography combined. Blending the two art forms is a process that results in images that are both real and imaginary. Vicki has just returned from training sessions with Golden Artist Colors, where she became a Golden Artist Educator, (GAEP). You can see her work at two different exhibits right now!

 

 

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“The Magic” by Vicki Siegel

Current Shows:

 

 

Woman: Untitled, Group Exhibition
January 15 through March 12, 2016
Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, 601 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460

Blurring Distinctions
February 16th – March 18th, 2016
Vicki Siegel paintings and sculpture and Leora Stewart fiber works
Eissey Campus Art Gallery, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

 

 

 

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“Peace and Love” by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

 

 

VICKI SIEGEL is a contemporary artist whose mixed media paintings, photography and sculpture explore the connection between memory and reality. She was an art director and creative director in advertising in Milan, Italy, Chicago, and South Florida. Vicki is a full time working artist who exhibits extensively. Her works can be found in many private collections. Vicki Siegel has studied towards a M.F.A. at Tyler School of Art, Rome and holds a B.F.A. from the University of Illinois. She is a passionate instructor of painting. Vicki Siegel is a Golden Artist Educator (GAEP), a member of the National Association of Women Artists, and a signature member of the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild among other organizations. Her studio is in Delray Beach, Florida.

 

For more information please contact:
vickisiegel@gmail.com
Vickisiegelart.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

Vicki Siegel Fuels Your Artistic Creativity With 2 Day Workshops, Weekly Classes and New Exhibit

Artist Vicki Siegel will fuel your artistic flames with new 2 day workshops! Vicki Siegel invites you to join her in a frenzy of art activity. Sign up for her new 2 day workshops in 2 different locations, join one of her weekly classes, or see her new paintings at one of her upcoming shows. Vicki’s nurturing style of teaching and in depth demonstrations gets everyone in their creative zone.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details and some photos of Vicki’s award winning artwork here.  Could this be the holiday gift you were looking for?  

 

 

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2 Day Workshops

Weekly Classes

New Exhibit

 

 

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“Love Conquers”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two Day Workshops at Two Locations:
Be inspired and learn new techniques!

These fast paced workshops will get you creating and understanding how to work with acrylic paint. You will create new works and get a chance to try new materials and use ones you know in new ways.  Vicki Siegel’s nurturing teaching style and in depth demonstrations will take you through these fast paced and fun workshops. Vicki has just returned from training sessions with Golden Artist Colors where she became a Golden Artist Educator, (GAEP).

 

 

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“See it Coming”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

Working in Layers Workshops

You will learn exciting new approaches to using acrylic products for layering and creating rich and complex surfaces. Artists working in all media and any abstract or representational style will benefit from this innovative way of thinking about materials. Gels, pastes, acrylic skins, masking, stencils, image transfers, transparent and translucency will be explained. You will also learn to incorporate personal imagery. Whether a beginner or an accomplished artist, you will benefit from the information packed demonstrations. There will be a lunch hour talk and slide show on Friday; bring a bag lunch. See the registrar for a supply list. Vicki will be bringing great tools and specialty paints for you to try.

 

 

Layers and Expressive Acrylic Paint 15F-P3.2b

Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach
Friday/Saturday January 8 – 9, 2016, 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: $315, 561 832-1776 or www.Armoryart.org

 

Layers and Expressive Acrylic Paint PW3.5a
Powerful Acrylic Paint Layers: Old School Square Center for the Arts, Delray Beach, FL
Friday/Saturday January 15 -16, 2016, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $315, Old School Square; 561-243-7922, ext. 317 (Ann) or ext. 478 (Sharon)
www.oldschoolsquare.org/events/powerful-acrylic-paint-layers/

 

 

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“Reach for the Sky” (detail), Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

Working With Photographic Images Workshops

If you are a painter who wants to include photographic images into your work, or a photographer who wants to try painting, this workshop will inspire you. You will learn how to collage images, layer acrylic paints, glaze, enhance and texture your photographic images. Creating image transfers will be explained in detail. Whether a beginner or an accomplished artist, you will be inspired by the information packed demonstrations. Contact the registrar for the supply list. There will be a lunch hour lecture and slide show for people who want to bring a brown bag lunch on Friday.

 

 

 

 

Surfaces, Layers and Photographic Imagery:

Old School Square Center for the Arts, Delray Beach, FL
Friday/Saturday March 4-5, 2016, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $315, Old School Square; 561-243-7922, ext. 317 (Ann) or ext. 478 (Sharon)
http://oldschoolsquare.org/events/surfaces-layers-and-photographic-imagery/

 

 

 

Painted Surfaces, Revealing Layers and Photographic Imagery

Friday/Saturday April 1- 2, 2016, 10 am – 4 pm
Location: Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach
Cost: $315  Call to register: 561 832-1776 or www.Armoryart.org
Painted Surfaces, Revealing Layers PW4.5a

 

 

 

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“In Passing”, Acrylic by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

Weekly Classes:

 

CLASSES AT: ARMORY ART CENTER

Exploring Acrylics P3.2b VICKI SIEGEL Level: All

Explore the versatile medium of acrylic paint in a creative atmosphere. Learn color mixing, wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, how to creatively use gels and mediums, glazing, layering, textures, skins, and image transfers.

Tuesdays, 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Session 3: January 5th – February 23rd

Session 4: March 1st – April 19th

 

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“Gioia”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

CLASSES AT: OLD SCHOOL SQUARE CREATIVE ARTS SCHOOL

Painting FUNdamentals

For beginner/intermediate. Develop a new hobby or try something new! In this class you will learn the fundamentals of painting in either acrylic or oil paints. The elements of art, composition, color mixing and basic paint materials will be taught in a fun and creative atmosphere. Starting a painting, gridding and blocking in, blending and painting wet on wet, wet on dry will be demonstrated. Work from reference material or projects the instructor suggests. You will gain confidence and knowledge of painting techniques while exploring your creative side.

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Fall/Winter Terms 3, 4

http://oldschoolsquare.org/learning/art-classes/painting/painting-fundamentalsnew/

 

 

 

Exploring Painting

For intermediate to advanced painters. Using your choice of medium: oil, acrylic, pastel or watercolor, pursue your passion for painting and develop your individual style. Learn key principles that every artist needs to know in order to improve their paintings. Topics such as palette and color mixing, color, value, composition, brushwork, light and shadow, atmospheric perspective, achieving distance, edges and experimental mixed media materials will be discussed. Demonstrations, and individual instruction, set the stage for you to take your paintings to the next level. Work in any artistic style utilizing reference materials or your imagination.

Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fall/Winter Terms 3, 4

http://oldschoolsquare.org/learning/art-classes/painting/exploring-painting/

 

 

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“Behind the Smile” (detail), Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

 

Upcoming Shows:

 

Woman: Untitled, Group Show

January 15 through March 12, 2016

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, 601 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 

“Blurring Distinctions: Metaphor and Materials”

Vicki Siegel paintings and sculpture and Leora Stewart fiber works

Eissey Campus Art Gallery, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

February 16th – March 18th, 2016

Opening Reception: Tuesday Feb 16th  5:30 –  7:30pm

 

 

VICKI SIEGEL is a contemporary artist whose mixed media paintings, photography and sculpture explore the connection between memory and reality. She was an art director and creative director in advertising in Milan, Italy, Chicago, and South Florida. Vicki is a full time working artist who exhibits extensively. Her works can be found in many private collections. Vicki Siegel has studied towards a M.F.A. at Tyler School of Art, Rome and holds a B.F.A. from the University of Illinois. She is a passionate instructor of painting. Vicki Siegel is a Golden Artist Educator (GAEP), a member of the National Association of Women Artists, and a signature member of the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild among other organizations. Her studio is in Delray Beach, Florida.

 

 

For more information about workshops, classes, exhibits or commissions, please visit:
Vickisiegelart.com  or email:  vickisiegel@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291