Whitespace The Mordes Collection Opens For Season This Weekend With Meet & Greet Opportunities, Tours and Shopping

Whitespace, The Mordes Collection, opens this Friday, November 20th, offering Saturday and Sunday hours throughout season.  Elayne Mordes shares her passion and vision for contemporary art and we are lucky enough to live nearby to take advantage of all the opportunities she has planned! “An Historical Survey of Contemporary Photography” leads the way. There are opportunities to Meet and Greet Special Project artist, Cat Buono, plus The De Buck Gallery owner, David De Buck and artist, Joseph Cohen. Don’t miss Whitespace Limited Editions of Emma Fineman’s “Freak”, Robert Burger’s unique ceramics and Co-léct’s international artists offering wearable art, functional decor and beautiful handmade gift items.  Docent-led tours for small groups and organizations are available throughout season.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details here.  We suggest you consider having a special event, party or organization function in this spectacular space!

 

 

 

 

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For more information please visit or contact:

Whitespace@mordes.net

561.842.4131

www.whitespacecollection.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

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561-537-0291

Whitespace Collect Offers Judaica Trunk Show At Boca Raton Art Museum And Docent-Led Tours At Whitespace Collection During Season

Whitespace is accepting reservations for docent-led group tours for this upcoming season! There are 3 Tour options and we can highly recommend each one, especially the Private Residence Tour. In addition, Whitespace Collect will be offering a Judaica Trunk Show at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. This is perfect timing for gift giving and takes place in conjunction with the Museum’s “Memories” Exhibit.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the Trunk Show, Tours and more.

 

 

 

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Whitespace is accepting reservations for group tours this upcoming Season!

 

Make your reservations at:
Whitespace@mordes.net or 561.541.3701

 

Option 1
Docent Tour of Whitespace Exhibitions

Group Size : Minimum of 3 –  maximum 10.
Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm – 4 pm.
$20.00 per person
Reservation Required 

 

 

 

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Option 2
Docent Tour of Whitespace Exhibitions

Group Size : Minimum of 20 –  maximum 35
Monday Through Friday 10 am or 1:30 PM
1.5 hour tour scheduled at the convenience of the group
$35.00 per person
Reservation Required

 

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Option 3
Docent Tour of Whitespace Collection and the Private Residence

Group size: Minimum of 20 maximum 50.
Monday Through Friday 10 am or 1:30 PM.
Hosted by Elayne Mordes
2.5 hours accompanied by refreshments and scheduled at your convenience.

$50. per person  

Reservation Required

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Just a reminder!

Whitespace is available for specialty events:
Holiday Functions
Cocktail parties
Birthday parties
Any unique group idea!

 

“Partial proceeds benefiting the arts and art education through Community Foundation”

 

Direct your questions or reservations to:

Whitespace@mordes.net

or 561.541.3701

www.whitespacecollection.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

 

 

 

Whitespace Collection Call To Artists For “Outside The Box3”

Esteemed collector Elayne Mordes is gearing up for the next installment of “outside the box” artworks, in a biennial of outdoor, site-specific art. “OUTSIDE THE BOX 3” is the third biennial to be hosted at the perfectly situated scenic waterfront site of her enviable collection, Whitespace, in Palm Beach. The Rickie Report shares the application for this Call For Entries here and a review of “OUTSIDE THE BOX2” (2014). 

 

Whitespace Collection

Seeking Artists for

“OUTSIDE THE BOX 3”:

Outdoor Art Installation Biennial

Whitespace–The Mordes Collection

Send inquiries to:
Lisa Rockford,

Outsidetheboxcurator@gmail.com

Whitespace – The Mordes Collection

2805 N. Australian Avenue  West Palm Beach, Florida 33407

T: 561.842.4131

 

Martin Casuso, Best In Show, OUTSIDE THE BOX2, 2014

Martin Casuso, Best In Show, OUTSIDE THE BOX2, 2014

 

CALL TO ARTISTS

$1000 in prizes

Application Deadline: November 1, 2015

Exhibition Dates:

Friday & Saturday, April 1 – 2, 2016   8-11 pm

 

OUTSIDE THE BOX3, curated by Lisa Rockford, will be the third biennial exhibition of outdoor, site-specific art in Palm Beach County, FL. This unique and alternative format, situated on the grounds of the  prestigious Whitespace – The Mordes Collection, is seeking 35 innovative contemporary artists to create site-specific installations that interact with the landscape & outdoor environment. Whitespace is located at 2805 N. Australian Avenue in West Palm Beach. 

 

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OUTSIDE THE BOX2, 2014

 

This temporary outdoor art happening will take place April 1 & 2, 2016, as part of the season’s closing festivities of Whitespace.  The distinctive and alternative format of the exhibit asks artists to propose temporary work, suitable for outdoors that will respond creatively to the site, or be interactive in nature.  The installations should interact with the unique landscape & outdoor environment, ranging from large-scale sculptures, interactive installations, inflatables, video art, performances, and more.

 

OUTSIDE THE BOX2, 2014

OUTSIDE THE BOX2, 2014

 

Lisa Rockford, an exhibiting artist and Professor at Broward College, has worked with over 100 artists from South Florida and beyond.  She has curate many Contemporary  group exhibitions, including “The Triumph of Detritus, Humoritorium: The Art Of Whimsy”, and “Appropriated gender” among others. Lisa Rockford was named a “Rising Star”in Gold Coast Magazine’s 2014 article, “40 under 40” for her community building art events.

 

Cat Del Buono's "Swimming Upstream" OUTSIDE THE BOX2, 2014

Cat Del Buono’s “Swimming Upstream” OUTSIDE THE BOX2, 2014

 

One of the most talked about works of OUTSIDE THE BOX2, 2014 was a video installation by Cat Del Buono, titled “Swimming Upstream”.  Many onlookers did not realize that they weren’t looking at a real pool of water in the ground.  Video art by Cat Del Buono will be featured in Whitespace’s next annual exhibit which will open in November, 2015. Please visit www.whitespacecollection.com for up-to-date seasonal programming.

 

APPLICATION/RULES

 

Prizes

Prizes total $1000, including $500 Best in Show, $300 Second Place, and $200 Third place.
Prize Jury Panel: Lisa Rockford – Curator Outside the Box 3, Marisa J. Pascucci – Curator of 20th Centruy & Contemporary Art- Boca Museum of Art, Bryan D. Walsh – Gallery Director DTR Modern Galleries, John J. McGurk – Independent Curator NYC.

Eligibility

Open call for proposals from artists in proximity to South Florida working in installation art, sculpture/mixed media, inflatables, video art, new media, sound, and performance. The curator will give preference to installations that include interactive and/or multi-sensory elements, and incorporate or adapt well to the site. Installations should incorporate a light source and have visual impact/high aesthetic appeal.

The Site

Whitespace, The Mordes Collection is located on a lake waterfront with a sand beach, and features a landscape with a long stretch of grass, elements of bushes and trees and a building with concrete walls and a wrap around tarmac. To get a better visual, please view images from the 2014 OUTSIDE THE BOX2 exhibit here:

www.whitespacecollection.com or facebook.com/rockfordprojects

 

Factors to consider:

  • All exhibition spaces are outside and will be presented in the twilight hours. Artists should incorporate lighting as part of the presentation. (This will be discussed/finalized during the site visit).
  • All installations must be site specific and proposals must consider nature’s unpredictable elements. Artists must have a storm/rain plan. Any artwork in the water must be anchored.
  • Selected artists will be given the space that is best suited for their proposal, and artists will be given the opportunity to visit the site and view their allotted area at least 4 months prior to installation.
  • The exhibition committee comprised of Directors of Whitespace, Elayne and Marvin Mordes, and Curator; Lisa Rockford will make all exhibition selections. If necessary, in some cases the exhibition committee may suggest or request adaptations to the methods or materials proposed.

    Important Dates

  • Proposals will not be accepted after November 1, 2015.
  • Selected Artists will be notified by November 29, 2015.
  • Selected artists must be available for the following dates:

o Site Visit: Artists are required to view their assigned space on December 11 or 12, 2015.

o Installation Dates: March 31, 2016 (5 pm – 10 pm) or April 1, 2016 (8 am – 4 pm)

Earlier installation may be possible upon request if the setup requires more than 8 hours of installation time.

o De-Installation: Saturday, April 2 , 2016 (after exhibition closing) and/or Sunday April 3, 2016 by 1:00 p.m.

 

Submission Instructions

All application materials should be sent by Email to Lisa Rockford at outsidetheboxcurator@gmail.com Include the following in ONE Email:

  1. Signed, Completed Artist Application Form (below), (Take a photo or a scan of it and attach to email).
  2. Curriculum Vitae or Artist Resume/Bio
  3. Documentation of previous artwork, and/or website link where more artwork can be viewed. 5 or more images should be in .jpg, .png, .tiff, or .pdf format and at least 500k. Maximum 20 mb Total can be sent in one email.
     Images should be titled:FirstName-LastName_Artwork-Title_1.jpg,FirstName-LastName_Artwork-Title_2.jpg,etc.
     Videoart,documentationofperformances,orsoundfilesshouldbesentviawebsitelinks.
  4. Sketch of proposed installation: Please provide a detailed drawing/sketch, or digital mockup of the work you are proposing to create for the exhibit. If you want to exhibit pre-existing works, specify which images represent the work to be shown, and a description or sketch of how you propose to show the work in this exhibit.
    Proposal Images should be titled: FirstName-LastName _Sketch_1.jpg, FirstName-LastName _ProposedArtwork_1.jpg, etc.
  5. In body of the email, add a Typed proposal/ detailed description of the concept. Include the following:
    • Explain the specific type of space needed or preferred: In water, on sand, on Grass, in bushes, hanging from tree, on asphalt driveway, projected on blank wall, etc.
    • Explain the approximate size of the area needed (height, width, depth, etc).
    • Give detailed installation plans including the specific materials you intend to use, and description of installation methods to be used. Note: All installations must be temporary. NO use of nails, screws etc. may be used.
    • Explain how lighting will be incorporated into the installation. Solar lights are recommended if lighting is not incorporated into the piece.
    • Explain if your work is weatherproof, or your plan if it storms or rains.
    • Discuss how the viewer will interact with the work.
      Note: Artists may submit more than one proposal for consideration.
  6. Note in the email how payment was made. Applications will not be considered without payment of the jury fee. $30.00 required payment for the first proposal through PayPal or by mailed Check. Add $5.00 more for each additional installation proposal. Send PayPal payment to outsidetheboxcurator@gmail.com
    You will need to have an existing PayPal account or sign up for a free account at www.paypal.com/OR mail check/money order to Lisa Rockford, 661 NW 16th St, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

The OUTSIDE THE BOX2 biennial event in 2014 featured installations by 37 artists from throughout Florida, attracted hundreds of art enthusiasts and was covered extensively in local media.

 

 

 

For more information about Whitespace Collection please contact:

Elayne Mordes, ASID AAA

Whitespace Art Adventures

2805 N. Australian Avenue West Palm Beach, Florida 33407

T:561.842.4131 F:561.842.4132 E: 2805@mordes.net
www.whitespacecollection.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

Call For Entries: “Outside The Box3” At Whitespace – The Mordes Collection

Esteemed collector Elayne Mordes is gearing up for the next installment of “outside the box” artworks, in a biennial of outdoor, site-specific art. “OUTSIDE THE BOX 3” is the third biennial to be hosted at the perfectly situated scenic waterfront site of her enviable collection, Whitespace, in Palm Beach.  The Rickie Report shares the details for this Call For Entries here.  You will be the toast of the town at this esteemed exhibit plus be in the running for Cash Prizes!

 

 

 

Whitespace Collection

Seeking Artists for

“OUTSIDE THE BOX 3”:

Outdoor Art Installation Biennial

Whitespace–The Mordes Collection

Send inquiries to:
Lisa Rockford,

Outsidetheboxcurator@gmail.com

Whitespace – The Mordes Collection

2805 N. Australian Avenue

West Palm Beach, Florida 33407

T: 561.842.4131

 

 

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The Outside the Box2 biennial event in 2014, featured installations by 37 artists from throughout Florida, attracted hundreds of art enthusiasts, and was covered extensively in local and Southeast Florida media.

 

 
The call for entries has just been released (deadline of November 1, 2015). Artists wishing to apply may find the application at: www.whitespacecollection.com.

 

Thirty five artists with the best proposals will be selected, and this call is offering even more in Best in Show monetary prizes. This temporary outdoor art happening will take place April 1 & 2, 2016, as part of the closing weekend festivities of Whitespace.

 

 

 

 
The distinctive and alternative format of the exhibit asks artists to propose a temporary work, suitable for outdoors that will respond creatively to the site, or be interactive in nature. The installations should interact with the unique landscape & outdoor environment, ranging from large-scale sculptures, interactive installations, inflatables, video art, performances, and more.

 

 

 

 

Lisa Rockford, an exhibiting artist & professor at Broward College, has worked with over 100 artists from South Florida and beyond. She has curated many Contemporary group exhibitions including The Triumph of Detritus, Humoritorium: The Art of Whimsy, and Appropriated Gender among others. Lisa Rockford was named a “Rising Star” in Gold Coast Magazine’s 2014 article, “40 under 40,” for her community building art events.

 

 

 
One of the most talked about works was a video installation by Cat Del Buono, titled “Swimming upstream.” Many onlookers did not realize they were not looking at a real pool of water in the ground. Video art by Cat Del Buono will be featured in Whitespace’s next annual exhibit which will open in November 2015. Please check the website www.whitespacecollection.com for up-to-date seasonal programming.

 

 

 
The Outside the Box Biennial is sure to become one of the most significant and indispensable celebrations of visual art in South Florida, and will clearly be a spectacle of visual delights for all who attend. Artists who wish to participate may view examples from the 2012 and 2014 projects on www.whitespacecollection.com – Gallery special projects.

 

 

 

For more information about Whitespace Collection please contact:

Elayne Mordes, ASID AAA

Whitespace Art Adventures

2805 N. Australian Avenue  West Palm Beach, Florida 33407

T:561.842.4131 F:561.842.4132 E: 2805@mordes.net
www.whitespacecollection.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

“BLING: Art That Shines” And “Adornment” Promises To Dazzle Visitors

Delray Beach Center for the Arts announces two new exhibits at the Cornell Museum of Art. “BLING: Art That Shines” and “Adornment: A Faculty Showcase” promise to dazzle visitors with contemporary paintings and mixed media works. An Opening Celebration is planned for Thursday, March 26th and will include sparkling wines courtesy of SEQUIN Wines, cocktails, light bites and a chance to meet the participating artists.  “BLING: Art That Shines” features 16 internationally recognized artists who use diamond dust, crystals, metals, glass, mirrors, lights or glitter to give their work an element of shine. Artwork in this exhibit has been seen in galleries worldwide. “Adornment: A Faculty Showcase” is a group show that features paintings and photography by instructors at the Center’s School of Creative Arts.  The Cornell Museum of Art will also participate with the First Friday Art Walks coordinated by the Downtown Development Authority. The museum galleries will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. on April 3, May 1, June 5 and July 3.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and the details. Note: The artwork will be more sparkly and blingy in person!  Don’t miss this!!

 

 

 

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“BLING: Art That Shines”

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“Adornment: A Faculty Showcase”

 

OPENING RECEPTION

Thursday, March 26th

9 – 11:30 PM

 

 

Exhibit dates are March 24-July 5, 2015

Suggested Admission is a  $5 donation

Museum Hours: Tuesday – Sunday  10am – 4:30pm

Located on the campus of Delray Beach Center for the Arts

 at  Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Avenue in downtown Delray Beach, FL 33444

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An Opening Celebration is planned for Thursday, March 26th from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The evening will include sparkling wines courtesy of SEQUIN Wines, cocktails, light bites and a chance to meet some of the participating artists. Admission is a suggested $5 donation.

 

“BLING: Art That Shines” features 16 internationally recognized artists who use diamond dust, crystals, metals, glass, mirrors, lights or glitter to give their work an element of shine. Artwork included in this exhibit has been shown in galleries worldwide.  Designed as a smaller companion exhibit,”Adornment: A Faculty Showcase” is a group show that features paintings and photography by instructors at the Center’s School of Creative Arts. Each were given the theme of “adornment” (something that decorates or is an ornament) to interpret in their works.  The Cornell Museum of Art will also participate with the First Friday Art Walks coordinated by the Downtown Development Authority. The museum galleries will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. on April 3, May 1, June 5 and July 3.

 

Meet the BLING artists:

Shonagh Adelman is a contemporary feminist artist who combines different mediums in one image. Using materials she is drawn to, her art creates cultural commentaries on different issues. Her work includes the use of crystals, and Adleman uses a crystal method which deploys thousands of colored 4mm glass and acrylic crystals on canvas. She then embeds other media – including plasticine, tablets, photographs, and plastic eyeballs – within the crystal surface. The result is an illuminated and exaggerated image. Adelman has work in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and of the National Museum for Women in the Arts. She has also been exhibited at SFMOMA, The Aldrich Museum, Fuller Museum, Linda Kirkland Gallery, as well as others.

 

 

"Chanel" by Alberto Murillo

“Chanel No.5” by Alberto Murillo

 

 

Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.) creates “an overwhelming desire to believe in the transformative power of art.” Using brilliant colors that create psychedelic patterns, floral imagery, and materials such as crystals and porcupine quills, the work he creates is a combination of science, spirituality, and mysticism. The end result is an otherworldly effect for the viewer. Alvarez began his career through performances in which he “channelled” a 2,000 year old Shaman spirit named Carlos.  His has performed in front of live audiences around the world, and media broadcasts of these performances have also been viewed worldwide.  The video work was presented in 2002 at the Whitney Biennial, and has also been shown in a solo exhibition at The Kitchen in New York. Alvarez is internationally known, and his artwork has been shown at Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, at Art Basel in Miami Beach, and at shows in New York and in San Francisco.

 

 

Michael Chearney grew up in Baltimore and learned to paint from his immigrant grandparents.  They inspired him to look at the world creatively, and to color outside the lines. Chearney has stated that “art is a living thing, and that the process involves mind, body, and spirit.”  His paintings have impressionistic overtones, and each one speaks a different message. In 2013, Chearney was recognized as ATOD Magazine’s Male Artist of the Year. Exhibitions include Red Dot Miami, the Palm Springs Fine Art Show, INCOGNITO 2013 at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, and solo shows at the George Billis Gallery in Los Angeles.  His work has been in nationwide group exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami.

 

 

"Golden Pause" by Frank Hyder

“Golden Pause” by Frank Hyder

 

 

Ben Eine is a street artist from the U.K., who was propelled into the limelight when Prime Minister David Cameron gave Barack Obama a screen print of his work to congratulate the President on his second inauguration. Eine is most noted for his bright alphabet letters that are found on shop shutters throughout London’s Shoreditch, Brick Lane, and Broadway Market areas. Although best known for his street art, Eine also does screen prints.  The mixed media that Eine uses for his creations includes spray paint, acrylic, and glitter on canvas. Google Maps has created a map of Eine’s street art throughout London.  His art can also be found throughout the streets of Tokyo, Dublin, Los Angeles, Paris, San Francisco, and Stockholm.  His work has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and throughout Europe, including V1 in Copenhagen and Collette in Paris.

 

 

Bruce Helander is a prominent artist who specializes in collage and assemblage. He has had quite an interesting career. Aside from his art, he is also a prominent writer who has written extensively about contemporary art. Helander possesses a Master’s Degree in painting from Rhode Island School of Design, where he was Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. He arrived in Palm Beach by way of NYC in 1982, and has been active in the South Florida art scene ever since. His work is in over 50 museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Smithsonian, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and most recently, the Whitney Museum of American Art and Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles.  His collages also appear in the magazines Jazziz, The New Yorker, Palm Beach Illustrated, as well as others.

 

"Neon Pink Poppy" by  Camomile Hixon

“Neon Pink Poppy” by Camomile Hixon

 

Damien Hirst is a prominent artist from the United Kingdom, who uses installation, sculpture, painting, and drawing to explore the complex relationship between art, life, and death. Often exploring more macabre aspects, his work is certainly unique and shows the connection death has to us all. The conversation he has sparked with his works is controversial, but needs to be explored. Early in his career, Hirst was one of the main organizers of a group exhibition called Freeze at Goldsmiths College. This exhibit launched not only Hirst’s career, but also the careers of other British artists. In the 1990’s, Hirst created his most famous series, Natural History. This series features preserving animals in steel and glass tanks filled with formaldehyde, with the most well-known being a Tiger Shark, whose body is slowly decaying due to the formaldehyde solution. Hirst’s intriguing works have been exhibited in over 90 solo shows worldwide, and have also been included in over 260 group shows. In 2012, Hirst was recognized with a retrospective at the Tate Modern for his contribution to British art over the last two and a half decades.

 

 

Camomile Hixon is a pop artist whose main medium is glitter. Based out of New York City, Hixon’s works include pop images and words on canvas that sparkle with glitter, three-dimensional supersized cellophane flower installations, as well as the worldwide interactive Missing Unicorn search. Her work has been exhibited in Lyman Allyn Art Museum, The American Textile History Museum, The Children’s Museum of The Arts in SoHo, and in Central Park, NYC. She is also internationally acclaimed, and her work has been exhibited in Europe and Japan.

 

"Dead Black Brilliant Utopia" by Damien Hirst

“Dead Black Brilliant Utopia” by Damien Hirst

 

Frank Hyder is a painter, formerly from Philadelphia, but now living in Miami. He was a member of the faculty at Moore College of Art and Design, and his career highlights include more than 150 group shows and over 80 solo exhibitions. He has exhibited worldwide, throughout the continental US, Canada, Great Britain, South America, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Melbourne, Australia. Much of Hyder’s work is influenced by his experience living in Venezuela with his family. His work is vibrant and moves across the canvas in bright colors. Aside from paintings, Hyder’s works include sculptures, luminaries, ceramics, and landscapes, among others. Hyder’s major awards include a Senior Fulbright Research Grant to Venezuela, U.S. Embassy Cultural Grants, Mid Atlantic NEA, two Pennsylvania State Council of the Arts Grants and an International Art Programming Network Partners Grant.

 

 

Ashley Longshore has said that her art is representative of the world as she sees it, and she has been recognized as “a modern Andy Warhol.”  Her art focuses on American consumerism, pop culture, and Hollywood glamour. Longshore’s work often takes a satirical approach, using fashion icons as the means to make a statement.  Her client base includes Blake Lively, Salma Hayek, and Penelope Cruz. Her gallery, Longshore Studio Gallery, is located on Magazine Street in New Orleans.  She has exhibited in the US and Europe, and has been featured in such magazines as Elle, Forbes, Vogue, Marie Claire Belgium, Elle Décor Belgium, Vie Magazine, SPUR, Hollywood Reporter, and Matchbook Magazine.

 

 

Alberto Murillo is a native of Madrid, Spain, and self-taught artist. His work is influenced by Abstract Expressionism. He uses acrylic and UV polymer resin that is poured into panels in a color blocking effect, with the canvases lying on the floor as opposed to on an easel.  Murillo describes this process as creating liquid skins that are able to be manipulated in order to create his vibrant works. Murillo’s artwork has been exhibited in over 30 shows across the US and Europe, and is currently represented by seven galleries in the US. He is also featured in over 40 private collections and in several public art installations.

 

"Chanel No.5" by Jonathan Stein

“Chanel No.5” by Jonathan Stein

 

Allie Pohl is an LA-based conceptual artist.  She has exhibited at the Orlando Museum of Art, Context Miami, Dallas Art Fair, The Santa Monica Museum of Art, the Denver International Airport, and a public sculpture show curated by Olga Viso, in which she won the People’s Choice Award. On her Twitter profile, Allie Pohl has written “Transforming the social construct of perfection,” and indeed, her art showcases this statement.  Pohl has created the Ideal Woman by digitally enhancing Barbie to fit the ideal Western society measurements of 36-24-26, and is shown in a range of media, including sculpture, video, and jewelry.  Her work challenges the meaning of perfection and creates a need to embrace imperfection. Aside from Ideal Woman, Pohl’s work includes Hot Seat, which glimpses into a woman’s most personal of moments, as well as Peacocking, which is influenced by the dating app Tinder and emphasizes the transformation of the ideal male.

 

 

 

Jonathan Stein is a conceptual artist from the Bronx whose expertise includes sculpture, painting, installation, photography, and video installation. His work makes social statements all the while sparkling with hand-placed Swarovski Crystals. His influences include Andy Warhol, Judith Leiber, and John Waters, and he says of himself, “I am a lover of all things campy and kitsch.” Stein is also involved in philanthropic efforts that aid in helping pediatric cancer patients.  He has worked with Katy Perry and the Gibson Guitar Company, among others, and he serves as the Creative Director of Drops of Hope, Inc., a South Florida non-profit organization that provides specialized services to pediatric cancer patients and their low to no income families. In 2003, Stein received Best Commercial Photography Portfolio from The Art Institute in Fort Lauderdale.  His work has appeared in numerous publications and has been exhibited in group shows and solo shows, both across the U.S. and internationally in Latin America and Europe.  For the past eight years, Stein’s work has been shown at Art Basel, Miami Beach.

 

 

Raul Vega’s specialty is textured canvases, using a pallet knife and numerous brushes to apply a rich mixture of layered paints.  His landscapes have been said to capture the essence of nature’s harmony and color balance.  The colors and textures of his work reinforce nature’s beauty and inspiration.  Vega’s aggressively textured surfaces and purposeful abstract patterns “created by nature and manipulated by man” create a unique balance between the abstract and reality. Vega’s art has been exhibited in a series of artists’ surveys, in Palm Beach at the Paul Fisher Gallery, “Art at the Whitney” in West Palm Beach, Bluestone Gallery in Milford, PA, and ArtHouse429 in Palm Beach.  His work has also been acquired by the Coral Springs Museum of Art and the Schacknow Museum of Fine Arts.

 

 

Hilary White has spent the majority of her career in Philadelphia. She loves wood work, and has incorporated this love into three dimensional painted sculpture, and installation. She has described her work as an “exploration of theology and imagination.” White is influenced by the early art of the Byzantine era through the early Gothic era when works were commissioned for religious purposes, and also by the 19th century when the movement turned to Art for the sake of Art. Her work reflects the combination of faith and fact. White has participated in various art fairs, and has been in over 36 exhibitions, including nine solo exhibitions. Her work has been shown locally and internationally in Berlin and Hong Kong.

 

 

 

Rob Wynne creates mixed-media objects, installations, drawings, and canvases.  His work uses glass, beads, silk, and glitter to create surreal and ephemeral environments. Wynne also uses text to create narratives on his pieces, which are embroidered over images, formed of glass, and painted onto objects. The chosen phrases on his pieces come from literature, television, and conversations.  Removed from their context, these phrases become their own art form. Solo gallery exhibitions include JGM Galerie in Paris, Galerie Edward Mitterand in Geneva, and Holly Solomon Gallery in New York.  Group exhibitions include Gavlak Gallery in Palm Beach, the McNay Art Museum in Texas, P.S.1 Institute for Contemporary Art in New York, Long Beach Museum of Art in California, The Drawing Center in New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.  Wynne is also featured in collections at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Centre Pompidou, the Norton Museum of Art, Columbus Museum of Art, and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France.

 

 

Russell Young is best known for his silk screen paintings which are sprinkled with diamond or crystal dust. His work explores where the American Dream intersects with crime, addiction, and death.  Young has said that he uses the diamond dust to lure viewers in, to seduce them to look closer at the image underneath the sparkle.  His work uses historical images and images of American pop culture. Young began his career as a photographer, and he shot the cover of George Michael’s Faith album.  He has photographed such celebrities as Bruce Springsteen, Bjork, Paul Newman, and Diana Ross, and he has shot over 100 videos for MTV. Young also does charity work for The Art of Elysium, an organization that brings artists in to spend time with hospitalized children who are battling serious medical conditions.  He is very passionate about this work, and believes in giving to this community. Young has been exhibited throughout the world, including in London, Vienna, Montreal, Los Angeles, Belgium, and San Francisco.  His fan base includes Brad Pitt, President Obama, Kate Moss, Elizabeth Taylor, and numerous other celebrities, all of whom own pieces of his work.

 

About Delray Beach Center for the Arts

Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season, Delray Beach Center for the Arts offers “a total arts experience™” through events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities. The historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Museum of Art (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Vintage Gymnasium (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The School of Creative Arts (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography and writing classes and workshops. The Center also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit DelrayArts.org.

 

 

This project is sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

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Zammy Migdal & Gudrun Kemsa of Lausberg Contemporary at Armory Art Center

The Armory Art Center will be hosting an opening reception for Zammy Migdal and Gudrun Kemsa on October 24th.  These distinguished artists work in very different media but share an interest in movement as a metaphor, for the deeper meanings found behind surface and appearance.  In addition, on Wednesday, October 29th, Zammy Migdal will offer an Artist Gallery Talk. The Rickie Report recommends this extraordinary exhibition: “Evocative Juxtapositions Between Two International Artists” and opportunity to meet the artists. Be sure to mark both dates in your calendar.

 

 

 

 

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Opening Reception

 

Friday,  October 24, 2014       6-8 pm

Armory Art Center

Zammy Migdal- East Gallery | Gudrun Kemsa- Greenfield Gallery

 

EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Saturday 9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

These two shows will run from October 25th until December 6th, 2014.

 1700 parker avenue           West Palm Beach, FL  33401

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Artist Gallery Talk and Lecture:  

Zammy Migdal

 

 

Wednesday, October 29th

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Tel Aviv born artist Zammy Migdal will talk informally about his transformative metal sculptures installed in the East Gallery and in the Morris and Rose Kraft Sculpture Garden. The artist will also give a lecture in our Library. Join us for this unique opportunity to talk with the artist, learn more about his work and enjoy some wine over good conversation.

 

 

 

 

Israeli artist Zammy Migdal and German artist Gudrun Kemsa work in very different media but share an interest in movement as a metaphor for the deeper meanings found behind surface and appearance. The Armory Art Center will be hosting an opening reception for these distinguished artists on October 24th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The public is welcome.

 

 

 

Zammy Migdal Sculpture

Zammy Migdal Sculpture

 

 

 

❖ Zammy Migdal, a native of Tel Aviv, Israel, has created a language in metal that transforms spaces and walls into shapes, colors and shadows. In his work, energy flows to form clarity, definition, and purpose. He shapes metal into forms, but it is the emptiness inside the forms that holds the shadows. While some of his very architectural work is firmly grounded on Earth, other work has its origins in his interest to suspend objects against gravity. Such work is created by the relationships among metal foregrounds, attaching pins, spaces, light and shadows, in which hard metal resembles ribbons that flow and twist in the wind.

 

 

 

Zammy Migdal is also showing large polychrome steel sculptures from
October 25, 2014-April 30, 2015- Morris and Rose Kraft Sculpture Gardens

 

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"Las Vegas Freeway" by Gudrun Kemsa

“Las Vegas Freeway” by Gudrun Kemsa

 

 

 

 

 

 

❖ Gudrun Kemsa’s photographic works and Video Installations are depictions of space, time and movement. Her eye is focused on urban space where she documents the course of events in streets and in open public places. Her video installations are designed as large projections for indoor or outdoor spaces. In their actions and timelines, they lead the viewer to experiences of space and time. Since 2002, Kemsa has been producing video works in analogy to human vision, this is done in constant motion. Her indoor video installations at the Armory will range from works done in the Ruhr valley of her native Germany to works produced in China and the US.

 

 

About the Armory Art Center:

 

 

The mission of the Armory Art center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. Its vision is to be recognized as providing a premier art center for both creating and viewing art. The Armory is a high-quality visual art school and exhibition center. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more! For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291