The Gallery At Center for Creative Education Presents ‘Artistic Dimensions’ By Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA)

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education presents ‘Artistic Dimensions’  by Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA).  A Special Opening Reception takes place on Saturday, December 9th, sponsored by Whole Foods. The Exhibition continues through January 19th. ‘Artistic Dimensions’ is an all-female juried art exhibition featuring guest juror Sue Archer. Support local arts with this special combination of charitable organizations that champion the visual arts (WITVA) and arts in education (Center for Creative Education).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Center for Creative Education
425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 805-9927   W: cceflorida.org

 

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

“ARTISTIC    DIMENSIONS”

 

 

A Special Opening Reception

Saturday, December 9th
6:00 to 8:30pm

$10 Entry For Charity
Sponsored by Whole Foods

 

 

Exhibition runs December 9th to January 19th
Exhibition is free and open to the public during regular Gallery hours:
Tuesday through Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm

 

 

 

‘Artistic Dimensions’ is an all-female juried art exhibition featuring guest juror Sue Archer. Support local arts with this special combination of charitable organizations that champion the visual arts (WITVA) and arts in education (Center for Creative Education).

 

“Roseate Spoonbills” by Ann Schwartz

 

WITVA is a non-profit 501(C)3 Organization which was founded in 1989, with the aim of promoting public interest in the visual arts through its programs and activities. The Organization serves as a forum in which members may network, share ideas and help one another achieve their artistic goals while at the same time giving back to the community.

 

WITVA membership is made up of exhibiting artists and non-exhibiting members, that is, those who are interested in art and our community projects. Members come from Port St. Lucie, Palm Beach County and Miami-Dade County.

Visit our website for information and application: www.witva.org

 

Thank you to Whole Foods!

 

Center for Creative Education (CCE) is a non-profit 501(c)3 Organization which was founded in 1994, with a mission to train teachers how to bring the arts back into school by integrating art into other classroom studies. Arts Integration is still vital to CCE’s in-school and out-of-school programs. Today CCE is utilizing its newly renovated 18,000 square foot facility in West Palm Beach to provide arts-based, technology-infused after-school programming. Arts in education is our passion while we envision a world where each child has the opportunity to learn and grow in the way that meets their needs, and allows them to reach their full potential as citizens and contributors to society.

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education
425 24th Street       West Palm Beach, FL 33407
561-805-9927    www.cceflorida.org

 

 

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“Art Of Science: Science Showcase Exhibition” At Center For Creative Education Opens Saturday, October 14th

The public is invited to a Special Opening Reception in The Gallery at Center for Creative Education on Saturday, October 14th.  “Art of Science: Science Showcase Exhibition” will showcase the artwork of students who took part in a collaborative effort of the Center for Creative Education, South Florida Science Center and Aquarium based on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities delivered to ten Palm Beach County elementary after school sites. Brought to you by Prime Time Palm Beach County, Children’s Services Council Palm Beach County and Whole Foods.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  This is arts education at its best – kudos to all involved!

 

 

Empowering Students to Grow Academically, Creatively and Socially Through Arts-Based Education

425 24th Street  West Palm Beach, FL 33407
 (561) 805-9927    cceflorida.org

 

 

 

ART  OF  SCIENCE:

SCIENCE  SHOWCASE  EXHIBTION

 

 

 

A Special Opening Reception

Saturday, October 14th

1:00 to 3:00 pm

Sponsored by Whole Foods

$10 Entry to support the charitable mission of CCE

 

 

 

 

The Art of Science initiative is a collaborative effort of the Center for Creative Education, South Florida Science Center and Aquarium based on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities delivered to ten Palm Beach County elementary after school sites.  

 

“Art Of Science”

 

 

 

Third through Fifth grade students were taught five sequential inter-related science sessions by the South Florida Science Center on various topics such as the beauty and anatomy of cells, brain anatomy, and the anatomy of a neuron. The science lesson incorporated an art project with a CCE Teaching Artist in which the students reinforced their scientific knowledge through visual arts.

 

“Art of Science” Silk Paintings

 

 

 

This exhibition has been brought to you by Prime Time Palm Beach County and Children’s Services Council Palm Beach County.

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, workshops or how to get involved:

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery and Marketing Manager

Center for Creative Education
425 24th Street   West Palm Beach, FL 33407
T: (561) 805-9927 ext. 160    F: (561) 805-9929
W: cceflorida.org 

 

 

 

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3rd Annual ‘Collaborations and Mixed Media’ A Charitable Art Exhibition At Center For Creative Education

40+ Artists will exhibit a full range of artwork mediums in this third installment of ‘Collaborations and Mixed Media’ charitable art exhibition. The Opening Night Extravaganza!  is set for Saturday, March 18, 2017.  Collaborative works will be highlighted and will show alongside paintings, photography, sculptures, watercolor, and works of mixed media. The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and all the details here.  The Exhibition continues through April 22nd.

 

 

 

425 24th Street   W.Palm Beach, FL 33407

 

 

 

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Opening Night Extravaganza!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

 6:00 – 8:30 pm

$10.00 Entry

(Support the charitable mission of the Center for Creative Education)

Live Art!

Car Show!

DJ Cole Rippe!

Tito’s and Whole Foods!

Featuring Dudali by Béju!

 

 

 

Special Event Poster by Globe Posters (Baltimore, MD) and the MICA Collection.
http://globeatmica.com/

“Globe promoted the people’s entertainment, including vaudeville, burlesque, movies, circus and carnival acts, and found its groove in the 1960s with posters for top R&B and rock acts like Mavis Staples, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye and the Beach Boys. Tina Turner called in her own orders. James Brown marked decades of his career with Globe. From Benny Goodman to Jimi Hendrix, from the Temptations to Two Live Crew, Globe Poster printed for hundreds of top music acts…”

– Poster will be available for sale on Opening Night, March 18. Limited Edition print!

 


3D sculpture by Bonnie Goldstein

‘Collaborations and Mixed Media’ runs March 18 to April 22, 2017.
Exhibition is free and open to the public during regular gallery hours:
Tuesday through Saturday – 10am to 5pm.

 

One of A Kind Art by Sandi Pfeifer

 

Artists exhibiting will be from in and around Palm Beach County.  40% of artwork sales to directly benefit the charitable mission of the Center for Creative Education (CCE). CCE’s charitable mission is to empower our students to grow academically, creatively and socially through arts-based education.

 

Handmade Jewelry by Elizabeth Ludviks

 

Opening Night Sponsors and Partners include:
Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Ferrari Club of America – Palm Beach Chapter, Ferrari of Palm Beach, Whole Foods Market, DJ Cole Rippe, West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, OMYoga, Northwood Village MainStreet, Table 427, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Discover The Palm Beaches, Palm Beach County, and Dudali by Béju.

 

 

Mixed Media Art by Joanne Urban and Bonnie Bruner 

 

 

 

For More Information:

Contact: Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, The Gallery at CCE Manager
jonathono@cceflorida.org | 561-805-9927 | cceflorida.org
425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

 

 

 

 

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Call For Artist Entries To “Wild Florida”: Cash Prizes, Juried By Clyde Butcher; Special Reception For Art And Nature Lovers

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education presents ‘Wild Florida’ a photography exhibition featuring images caught in the wild, in the state of Florida based on wildlife, habitats, or environmental impacts affecting those.  In addition, the Featured Fine Art Photographers include Raymond Gehman, Chris Gillette, Paul Marcellini, Greg Matthews*, David Moynahan, Mac Stone, Carlton Ward Jr., Marina Scarr (*Greg Matthews is co-curating this exhibition with The Gallery at CCE Manager, Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla).  These artists have been featured in National Geographic, Popular Photography, American Museum of Natural History (NY), National Wildlife, Audubon, and The Smithsonian.  The Rickie Report shares the details for this Call for Entries as well as the Opening Reception which takes place on Saturday, November 5th.  Wildlife Art lovers: Mark your calendars now!

 

 

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425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
t (561) 805 9927 ext. 160  f (561) 805 9929
www.cceflorida.org

 

 

 

 

 

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PUBLIC   OPENING  RECEPTION:

 

 

 Saturday, November 5th, 2016

Busch Wildlife Sactuary (Jupiter, FL) in attendance with live animals!

6:00pm to 8:30pm

 

 

 

 

$10 Entry   (Charitable Donation to CCE’s mission in helping children learn through the arts)

Sponsored by Accomplice Brewery & Ciderworks, Whole Foods Market, Local Brand, Tanks A Lot Aquariums, Coastal Source, Searcy Law

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRAMS: (Lectures, Workshops, etc.)  – DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

 

 

Exhibit Runs Nov. 5th – December 17, 2016

 

 

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the supporting Links;
‘Wild Florida’ Call To Artists Entry page and Information:
http://cceflorida.org/call-to-artists-the-1st-annual-wild-florida-photography-contest/
‘Wild Florida’ Contest/Art Call Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/wildfloridaphotocontest/?fref=ts
‘Wild Florida’ Opening Reception Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/450982158359848/

 

ARTISTS:

Cash Prizes, details found within the Art Call.

Guest Juror, Clyde Butcher

(Florida Artist Hall of Fame, Ansel Adams Conservation Award Winner, a Florida Monthly Magazine Top 100 most influential people in Florida, Distinguished Artist Award from Florida House Embassy Washington, DC just to name a few of a long list of career accolades).

 

 

 

 

 

‘Wild Florida’ Call To Artists Entry page and Information:
http://cceflorida.org/call-to-artists-the-1st-annual-wild-florida-photography-contest/

‘Wild Florida’ Contest/Art Call Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/wildfloridaphotocontest/?fref=ts

‘Wild Florida’ Opening Reception Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/450982158359848/

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For more information, please contact:
Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla
jonathono@cceflorida.org
Greg Matthews
gregmatthews55@yahoo.com

 

For More Information About  CCE:

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery and Marketing Manager

425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
t (561) 805 9927 ext. 160     f (561) 805 9929
www.cceflorida.org

Empowering Students to Grow Creatively, Academically, and Socially Through Arts-Based Education

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Port St. Lucie , Fl 34986

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VSA Florida – Palm Beach County Hosts Annual “Celebration of the Arts” And Everyone Is Invited

VSA Florida – Palm Beach County will host their 20th Annual “Celebration of the Arts” on Friday, August 5, 2016 at the CMAA Therapeutic Recreation Complex in John Prince Park, Lake Worth. The event will feature a variety of artwork created throughout the year in VSA visual art classes and a performance by the “Very Special Actors” Community Theatre Program. Celebrate the many talents of VSA’s artists and actors. Highlights of the evening will include an opportunity to meet the artists and actors and light refreshments provided by Whole Foods. Admission is free. The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

 

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VSA – Florida – Palm Beach County

INVITES  YOU TO:

20th Annual “Celebration of the Arts”

Friday, August 5, 2016

7 – 9 p.m.

Gallery Hours:  Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

CMAA Therapeutic Recreation Complex

In John Prince Park, Lake Worth

FREE  ADMISSION

561-966-7015

2728 Lake Worth Road     Lake Worth, FL 33461

 

 

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Alicia Bunche  “My Better Half”

 

 

 

Holly Teruggi, Visual Arts Program Coordinator tells The Rickie Report,” Our annual show is an opportunity to showcase the talents of our artists, actors, and dancers and admire all of their hard work and accomplishments. We want to teach people in our community about our organization and give the opportunity to experience inclusion in the arts. We are always looking for new artists, instructors, volunteers, committee members, and finally new individuals to serve”.

 

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Laura Maxner  “Serenity”

The mission of VSA Florida – Palm Beach County is to create a society where people with disabilities can learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts. To find out how much fun this creative process can be, contact VSA Florida – Palm Beach County at 561-966-7025 or visit www.vsapbc.com.

 

 

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Multiple Artists from VSA

 

 

 

The 20th Annual Celebration of the Arts features a variety of artwork created throughout the year in VSA visual art classes and performances by our Jazz Dance Group and “Very Special Actors” Community Theatre Program. Highlights of the evening included the opportunity to meet the artists and actors, and delicious refreshments donated by Whole Foods.

 

 

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“Very Special Actors” Community Theater Program

 

 

For more information:

 

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VSA Florida – Palm Beach County
2728 Lake Worth Road
Lake Worth, FL 33461

Phone: (561) 966-7026
Fax: (561) 966-7027
E-mail: hbennettsharp@pbcgov.org
Website: www.vsapbc.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/VSAF.PBC/
Instagram: Follow @vsaflpbc

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Offering Art Scholarships, Yupo Demo

Leave it to the Wellington Art Society to find another fascinating demonstration for their next meeting – Carol Ann Sherman will demonstrate a watercolor technique, “Yupo”.  In addition, their Annual Art Scholarship forms are ready to be filled out by deserving young artists.  The Rickie Report hopes you will share this article with anyone who works in a school, teaches art, with friends and family.  Don’t miss this opportunity for a scholarship – and DON’T miss Yupo!  W.A.S. events are open to the public.  Members are encouraged to bring a piece of their newest artwork to this meeting.

 

 

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Wellington Art Society

Monthly Meeting Presents

Carol Ann Sherman:

Yupo Demonstration

March  13th

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Wellington Community Center  

2150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.  Wellington, FL

Members free: Guests $5. ( can be applied toward membership)

Carol Ann Sherman

Carol Ann Sherman, “Princess of Yupo”

 

Carol Ann considers her life “as a major work of art ~ full of whimsy and lush colors.”  When The Rickie Report looks at her art work, you can feel her high energy and effervescent personality! Her paintings have been described as being “characterized by a strength of composition, a recognizable line quality, and a layering of color on color and tone on tone. Somewhat of an experimental artist, Carol Ann’s style is contemporary representationalism.”

 

Carol Ann is a well known instructor who travels around the United States.  She is going to demonstrate and share some of her techniques using traditional watercolor, batik on rice paper, watercolor on Yupo, and drawing. She is currently working on a series of books and videos demonstrating her amazing watercolor skills and techniques.

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Boca State of Mind


Carol Ann shares, ” My paintings focus on the basic elements of style which I consider to be important, in two dimensional art. There is nothing more imperative than composition and to relay the message on two dimensional surface. A majority of my work is executed on Yupo which is a synthetic paper, originally made for printing purposes.”

 Sherman explains that ,”because this paper has no cotton content it is non-absorbing. This means that whatever pigment I apply to the paper remains on the surface of the paper and doesn’t fade away. I have selected this non-traditional type of watercolor painting because it allows me the freedom to record my inner emotions in a manner acceptable and understandable to most viewers.”


She adds, “I like to live on the wild, funky, whimsical, irreverent side of life and like to take my paintings there with me.”

In addition to their monthly meeting, WAS is sending out its Annual Scholarship forms to all the Palm Beach County public high schools. The applications are due April 12, and WAS will be giving $500 – $1,000 scholarships.  The Rickie Report had an opportunity to meet one of 2011 scholarship winners, Flannery Winchester. You’ve probably seen Flannery’s artwork on the walls of Palm Beach International Airport!

Wellington Art Society Offers Art Scholarships

 

The Wellington Art Society is currently accepting applications for its one-time $500 to $1,000 college art scholarships for graduating seniors who live in and attend high school in Palm Beach County.

 

  • The scholarship is available to students planning a college major in visual arts at either a 2 or 4-year institution. Applications may be obtained from their school art teachers or from the Wellington Art Society by contacting Suzanne Redmond at sredmond75@comcast.net

 

  • Requirements for the scholarship are as follows: Students must reside in and attend high school in Palm Beach County. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in visual arts and an overall GPA of 2.0. Three art classes in high school must have been completed. An artist’s statement and career goal must be submitted along with 7-10 photographs for viewing, a letter of recommendation from a faculty member, and the transcript of the student.

 

  • The application package for the scholarship is due April 12, 2013 and should be sent to the Wellington Art Society, P.O. Box 212943, Royal Palm Beach, FL  33421-2943.

 

The Wellington Art Society Scholarship, established in 2001, has provided 25 talented young artists with funds for their art-related expenses such as art/photographic supplies and books or tuition for visual art classes. Proceeds from the Art Society’s annual art exhibitions and sales, such as ArtFest on the Green and Whole Foods Market Art Shows, support the scholarship fund and its other programs.

 

Flannery is now a member of WAS and is currently enrolled in the Maryland Institute College of Art. You may have seen her artwork around town. She has exhibited at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth; ArtsGarage in Delray Beach; and she has artwork through February 27 at the Palm Beach International Airport and through May 1 at the Wellington City Hall. It is with great pleasure that the Wellington Art Society awards scholarships to such deserving individuals, and we are thrilled to see Flannery’s artwork around the county.

 

 

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Painting by Flannery Winchester

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Beginning March 1 through May 31st, WAS member, Ursula Fernandez will have her work exhibited at Whole Foods in Wellington.  There will be a special Artists Reception on Friday, April 26 from 6:30 – 8:00. People are asked to RSVP to Whole Foods so they can get a headcount: 561-904-4000.  More details will follow!

 

The public is invited to Wellington Art Society Meetings. Guests are charged $5, which can be put toward the annual dues payment of $40. Members of WAS attend free of charge. Please visit: http://www.wellingtonartsociety.org , wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com  or call W.A.S. President Leslie Pfeiffer at 561-791-3676.

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