Sue Gurland’s Paintings Explore Our Connections To “Wild Things” At Sugar Sand Park Community Center Sept. 10 To Oct. 6. Opening Reception Is Sunday, September 12

“Wild Things” is an apt title for Sue Gurland’s art exhibit at Sugar Sand Park Community Center in Boca Raton, FL. The colorful whimsical animal paintings are sure to please viewers of all ages. The exhibit opens September 10 and runs through October 6, 2021.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception Sunday, September 12 from 2-4. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. The paintings can also be previewed at suelynnart.com where they are available as prints, mugs, t-shirts and more.

 

 

 

 

 

Sugar Sand Park Community Center

300 South Military Trail    Boca Raton, FL 33486

 

 

 

 

 

“Black Panther Dreaming of Peace” by Sue Gurland

 

 

 

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ART     EXHIBIT     by    SUE    GURLAND

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY,  SEPTEMBER  12, 2021  

2 – 4 PM  

Children Welcome

 

 

 

Hours:  

Monday – Friday 8 am – 10 pm          Saturday 8 am – 5 pm  

 Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

 

 

 

“Tessie the Dragon” by Sue Gurland

 

Sue Gurland grew up in Woodstock, NY surrounded by artists and nature.  Before retiring to Boca Raton in 2005, Gurland was a high school French teacher, tai chi teacher, and acupuncturist.  In recent years, she has studied the Jewish mystical tradition of Kabbalah and created the workshop “Moving through the Tree of Life: Where Tai Chi meets Kabbalah” at www.movingthroughthetreeoflife.com.  

Gurland’s childhood influences and her lifelong spiritual journey came together when she enrolled in Intuitive Painting: Painting from the Heart taught by Carla Golembe at Old School Square in Delray Beach, FL.  

 

 

“Tree Of Life” by Sue Gurland

 

 

Trusting the Process

 

Gurland tells The Rickie Report, “Carla not only taught me the basics of painting. More importantly, she encouraged my creativity and intuition. My inner hidden child found its path to outer expression.”  Intuitive painting begins with making random marks on a blank canvas. The subject, colors and composition are yet unknown to the artist. “I have no idea what each painting will be about,” said Gurland. “I just trust that the process will guide my heart, hand and brush.”  As Gurland readily acknowledges, it is unsettling to paint without knowing what she is painting. But at some point, she has an “Aha!” moment and sees the rough outline of an animal waiting to emerge.  She then paints over distracting marks, adds definition and applies layers of paint to create texture. Gurland particularly works on each animal’s eyes to animate its spirit.

 

 

Inspired by Maurice Sendak 

 

When asked, Gurland relates that this exhibit’s title, “Wild Things,” is in homage to Maurice Sendak. His book of the same name encouraged children to express their emotions through animal fantasies. Gurland’s paintings, like the book, appeal to the young and the young-at-heart. 

 

 

 

“Blue Leopard” by Sue Gurland

 

 

“We Are One”

 

 

After she finishes a painting, Gurland often discovers a spiritual connection to the image that she wasn’t aware of in the process of creating it. “My hope,” said Gurland, “is that viewers will also feel the interconnection of all living things… We are one.”  

  The paintings are on sale at the exhibit and are also available as prints, mugs, t-shirts, masks, mugs and more at suelynnart.com

For more information, email:  suegboca@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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Looking For An Indoor Show? No Application Fee For Sandhill Cove’s March 30 Art And Craft Sale

Sandhill Cove Retirement Living will open their doors to the public on Saturday, March 30th for an Indoor Art Sale And Show.  This event is FREE to attend and FREE for Professional local artists and whimsical decor artists to show and sell their creations.  10% of sales will benefit Helping People Succeed.  Artists will be given a complimentary lunch.   The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to apply and art lovers to mark their calendars!  Do you own a gallery or boutique?  This is perfect for you to showcase your wares!

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

INDOOR  ART  SALE  & SHOW

SATURDAY,  MARCH 30, 2019

9 AM – 4 PM

1500 SW Capri Street   Palm City, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C  A  L  L      T  O      A  R  T  I  S  T  S:

  • Oil paintings

  • Watercolor Paintings

  • Shell Art

  • Wood Work

  • Stained  Glass

  • Photography

  • Whimsical Decor Artists

 

 

For application: Contact Jill Burton  772.220.1090

  Or email: jillb@sandhillcove.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helping People Succeed is a comprehensive organization that has recognized that many populations within our society need strength based services that lead to self sufficiency, personal responsibility, and the ability to lead an everyday life. Helping People Succeed’s goal is to help each person to reach their potential so they may have a successful future, enjoying their life fully and participating as productive taxpaying citizens. Helping People Succeed also helps improve the community’s economic viability and diversity through programs that assist children to become ready for school and adults find and maintain employment.

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact Jill Burton  772.220.1090

  Or email: jillb@sandhillcove.com

 

For more information about: Helping People Succeed

 

 www.hpsfl.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jan Stein Bringing Pets And Art Together, Celebrates Special Paintings, Posh Pet Hotel and Whimsical Pet Sculptures

“Cat’s Meow and ARF Art” is being introduced by West Palm Beach-based (Baby Boomer/CreativeAging) Artistic Consulting Professional Jan Stein. She remains true to her several passions: 100% Visual Art; loving pets, and involving multi-generational professionals.  The Pet Posh Hotel ( PPH), Paint-On-Picture (P-O-P) and “Cat’s Meow and ARF Art” come together as we celebrate National Arts & Humanities Month (October) and National Cat Day (October 29th).  Within this article, The Rickie Report shares unique art-related and special pet-related gift ideas.

 

 

J A N      S T E I N

E*maginate, L.L.C.

 

 

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Since 1993, October 1-31 has been proclaimed as “National Arts & Humanities Month”.  As productive Baby Boomers, this generation is being increasingly recognized as America’s Creative-Aging (60+yrs.) entrepreneurs. Jan Stein tells The Rickie Report, “Maybe for the first time, to satisfy “freedom of expression,” and/or for financial need-based pre-retirement income, millions of fellow Boomers continue to explore new facets of the arts and humanities in their personal lives and business endeavors”.

 

 

 

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“Handsome Jake” P-O-P Giclee

 

 

Jan consulted with a highly imaginative CreativeAging Palm Beach-based Visual Artist and Gallery Owner, Sheila Payne, and an open-minded Pet Industry local businessman, Lincoln Baker to bring the public The “Cat’s Meow and ARF Art”. 

 

 

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“Wiley” P-O-P Anniversary Gift for Kacey and Alec

 

 

 

Jan tells us, “POSH PET HOTELIER (PPH) Lincoln Baker, his wife Stacey and Artist/Gallerist Shelia Payne for “going to the dogs, and for being the cat’s meow,” in a “paws-a-tively” entrepreneurial style. When the Bakers and Payne embraced the suggestion to integrate Visual Arts (making and appreciating) into their business models, we combined our goals with unique Visual Arts products for a timely collaboration that launched a seasonal sales offering that celebrates National Arts and Humanities Month, and National Cat Day, upcoming October 29th”.

 

 Who let the dogs in?

 

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 “The Dog Walker” at PPH reception area

 

“A smARTistic Poodle, whose business it is to walk small fiberglass pooches, depicts Sheila’s hyper stylistic pet-specific style. Payne’s whimsical art prompts miles of smiles from PPH’s pet-loving-artsy-appreciating human clients and staff. Payne’s sculpture is a key artistic that augments PPH’s service-based business. The sculpture enhances the reception decor, which also includes a hand-crafted feline tower, designed by Stacey Baker’s dad, which is for sale”.

Posh Pet Hotel:

6710 South Dixie Highway,    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

 561.225.1559   Fax: 561.828.3750
Email: info@poshpethotel.com

 

 

 

Sheila Payne Gallery

261 South Ocean Blvd.    Manalapan, FL 33462

561.588.9765

 

 

 

 

Bring Some

P – O  – P

Into Your Life!

 

 

As a loving Maltese-mom and PPH client, Jan collaborates with PPH to bring Stein’s one-of-a-kind giclee (digital photo, transfer on canvas) artist-quality print product that is known as “Paint-on-Picture/P-O-P.” Jan takes clients’ digital images and transforms a plain printed picture into a canvas print that POPS with paint. PPH is currently displaying a framed P-O-P sample that represents the meticulous work of a Graphic Art-Print Master, a Fine Art painter and framing professionals.  

 

 

 

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Close-up of P-O-P Giclee

 

 

Jan Stein offers personalized service to make sure that your photos receive the proper care necessary to make them family heirlooms.  Jan shares, “I feel strongly about artistic integrity and quality materials. My artist team makes your plain picture POP!… this is the difference…it is not plain, not banal, not boring”.

 

 

 

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Family Photos P-O-P!

 

 

How Does It Work?

 

 

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1. Clients send me their high resolution digital files  emaginate@gmail.com their (any subject…wedding, kids, pets; nature/travel; memorial, etc). If you have a hard copy, traditional photo,  it will be scanned scanned and digitized

 
2. Our print master reviews your file(s) in order to qualify clarity, contrast and color saturation.

 3. Once qualified as a clear image, if there are color corrections needed, backgrounds modified, stuff removed, or if hairs flying that you want removed, etc., our print master and I will consult with you before moving forward. 

 4. Our print master uses professional EPSON equipment with liquid ink to print your image on a poly-cotton quality art canvas.
 5. After it has dried, your giclee is sent to one of our professional artists.

6. This is where the magic happens….the canvas is stretched by hand, over wooden stretcher bars that are built by hand…using art brushes and acrylic paints, our Visual Art professional hand paints accents on the canvas surface.  This artist will add accents/highlights, but does not alter faces, or the main picture. Additions of embellishments and texture remain true to YOUR picture.

 7. 16″ x 20″ (horizontal/or vertical) is $600.00 plus tax plus Fed Ex cardboard art container and shipping/insurance. (Cost to ship is based on zip codes within Florida are approximately $40-60).

 8. Turn around time (considering printing, mailing, painting, clear coat drying, framing, shipping is 2-3 weeks, during holiday season).  Larger dimensions are available and options such as having the artist paint accents or only having clear coat are possible and will priced accordingly.

9. We use Golden brand Acrylic paints, which don’t fade, crack, peal or yellow and a Protective Clear Coat, which is applied by hand.  This helps with UV exposure, but we suggest you do not keep any artwork in sun light.  Gloss or semi-gloss are options.  Frame: Basic white or black wood with a decorative thin silver outline. 

10. Your artwork is installation ready: easy to hang, with “d” rings and coated wire. You’ll need a 15 lb hook.

 

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“Gigi” P-O-P Giclee

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.janstein.com

or contact Jan Stein   E*maginate, L.L.C.

Creativity Consulting/Cultural MEDIA Advocacy & Founder (501 C 3) Creative Legacy Archives

Tel 813 928 5223

 

 

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