Don’t Miss The “Art Explosion” Of 9 Swedish Women’s Art Group Sharing Their Artworks At History Of Ft. Lauderdale Museum November 3- 7. Free Reception On Wednesday, November 3

What happens when nine Swedish creatives who call Florida their home, get together to share their love of art?  You get an “ART EXPLOSION” of internationally and nationally acclaimed women! These members of the Swedish Women Art Group are eager to share a vast array of various mediums at their November 3- 7 Exhibit.  Meet the artists at the Opening Reception on Wednesday, November 3. This exhibit takes place at the History of Fort Lauderdale Museum and is Free to attend.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks! I hope you will take the time to read these biographies – how lucky are we to have this group of talent!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Swedish women art group is a South Florida based group. Our purpose is to inspire each other, learn from each other, and promote our Swedish culture. We promote each other’s art, share art events, tips, advice, interesting articles related to art and more.  

 

 

 

M  E  E  T           T  H  E         A  R  T  I  S  T  S:

 

 

 

Sara  Schesser  Bartra

 

 

 

I am an artist based in Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Since the beginning of the pandemic, I have been working on a variety of creative projects and have participated in many exhibitions. My artistic expression has gone through many phases over this period resulting in art with a highly personal approach and perspective. My work involves a variety of techniques and materials including traditional oil, acrylics, and mix media. I particularly enjoy mix media because I can use all my imagination and creativity utilizing materials that sometimes I buy, but most times I find and collect from the most unlikely sources. The combination of these techniques and materials produces interesting, fun and compelling pieces of art. My work is found in many private collections around the world.

 

In my recent work I am combining my scientific background into my art. Humans are visual creatures: we need to see in order to understand. My goal is to combine science and art in order to forge a deeper understanding of science in the public. 

sara_bartra@hotmail.com      @schesserbartrasara     @lvlyartdesigns    Webpage:https://www.lvlyartbysara.org/

 

 

 

 

Kerstin   Holm

 

 

I was born in Sweden and lived most of my life in the USA.  I made my first painting when 9/11 happened. My emotions took over and I painted “God saving the USA from terrorists”. It made me calm, and I dared flying a week after 9/11.  It was followed by “My daughter’s walk throw life”, “Protecting my Daughter”, “Women LeaderShip,” “Saving the Ocean”, Finding a Man”, “Staying on the Covid Boat”,  “Yellow Suns Musical Garden”, to name a few. In the past I was a co-founder of a hi-tech company in the USA. We developed the type of video that companies like Zoom uses. I am also a co-founder of SACC Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in Florida and the Swedish Church in Florida. I have served on several boards, been an angle investor, mentor at SCORE, Career Source Broward and several entities in Sweden.

 

 

My life events are reflected in my paintings. Events that can happen to a lot of people, so I made pillows, cups, scarfs and so on with my art.  “Women LeaderShip” is a popular gift to motivate women. “Protected” gifts are popular to encourage someone, when they are sick or worried.  You can order the gifts with my art on at https://fineartamerica.com/My media is acrylic on canvas. Some of my original artworks are for sale at the show.  For more information:  Kerstin@kerstinofsweden.com

 

 

Agneta   Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

What color is the letter a?

I see colors everywhere, even in letters and numbers.
For a long time, I thought that everybody else did too.A figurative language and a powerful imagination have always been a strong part of my identity. I come from generations of curious creators, brave adventurers, and self-made artists from the arctic north. I was born in the Nordic light, raised with a Scandinavian touch and I grew up surrounded by historical architecture, antique art and furniture mixed by contemporary design.This mix became my origin and left a deep imprint on my signature brush stroke.

 

I used to be a co-owner of a small but very successful record label and music production company. It was crazy busy but always fun, and it gave me many creative outlet opportunities.To capture, create and develop the image of a new artist, you need to focus on the originality, personality, and quality they have, and then refine it. From the deep core within to the artistic expression. I try to do the same in my art. Capture, develop and refine, with a love for color, texture, form, and beauty in all shapes.  The inspiration from being among and around different expressions of art and people, triggers my impressions, thoughts, and experience from life as it presents itself to me and all my senses. I have a playful and experimental approach to creating art. My mediums are plentiful, but mostly I work with acrylic and mixed media.

 

….and by the way. The letter a is red.

 

 For more information:  agneta.anderson@me.com

 

 

 

Angela     Moore

 

 

 

 

A native of Sweden, I have created a variety of art and design all my life. I studied Fine Art and Graphic Art for nine years in Malmö, Sweden.  My recent work shows my broad perspective and colorful approach to portraits, mythology, animal shapes and fantasy. My art has found recognition and appreciation both in Sweden and Florida. My art has been shown in galleries in West Palm Beach over the years. My media are acrylic, water colors and etchings, etc. I have lived in Palm Beach County since 1986.  For more information: angelaofswea@yahoo.com

 

 

Mona    Tumba

 

 

Art, jewelries, and sculptures. Inspired by love, by joy, by life, the Swedish archipelago, and the sun in Florida. Color and shape are my passion! Color makes you feel, it is a vehicle that carries powerful messages. And for me, shape is the core of beauty. It tells you something, not only about the painting but of the mood and mindset of the artist. Enjoy color and shape as when you try an exceptional wine. Let it consume you and explore the details. Feel it with your heart. It is where you find the true message and beauty of things

 

I just finished writing about my life. The title in Swedish “Mona Tumba min sanning” has been well received in Sweden and I have been invited to many TV channels. It is about my life with the famous ice hockey player Sven Tumba. My art is found in many homes both in Sweden and the USA, and I have won several awards.  For more information:  Mona@tumba.comWebsite:  http://monatumbaart.com/

 

 

 

Gudrun   Andersson

 

 

 

 

 

 

My paintings are about nature and things around us, but also people. I want to describe the beauty of nature and life, giving the viewer a feeling of peace, harmony, and happiness. When moving to Florida in 2000, I joined Boca Museum of Art – Artists Guild. My media have been charcoal, pen & ink, and oil, but lately I have enjoyed using acrylics and oil pastels. I love drawing, especially the black and the white tones that come from charcoals, as well as all the colors of oil pastel to describe the Everglades. My paintings have been shown in local Galleries where I have received many Awards and Sales. They can be found in many homes around United States and Sweden.  For more information: gudrunart@hotmail.com and Gudrunartgallery.com

 

 

 

Ann    Högsten    Anderson

 

 

I am from Sweden to Florida via Italy and the Virgin Islands. I have been passionate about creating as long as I can remember and have used many different media during the years. The Gnomes that I create are a reflection of how I have grown to admire and, a desire to preserve genuine craftsmanship and the use of raw materials. I have shown the Gnomes at several exhibits and they can be ordered on line at NordicGnomes.com. I followed my love of all things beautiful to Rome, Italy, where I attained a degree in fashion and textile design from Accademia di Costume e di Moda. For more information:  aannanderson@gmail.com

 

 

 

Kiki    Garber

 

 

 

 

I feel like I was born a portrait painter! I studied art in Sweden and I consider my greatest achievement to be my creation of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, portrayed in New York City a few months prior to her passing. Inspired by Mrs. J.B.K.O. personal choice….we titled my painting… ” Jackonda “. Upon submitting the image to The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, I had great satisfaction in receiving acknowledgement of their pleasure with ” Jackonda “.

My ” repertoire ” contains several other remarkable women as well, but my only muse is Jacqueline. She was the reason to engage my interests in American History, which I manifest in my portraits. Besides that, I won second prize for “The picture of a day ” by Wall Street Journal. Several famous people have bought my paintings. Ronnie Wood, Leonard Cohen, Fats Domino are some of them. Oil on canvas is my preference, but I also enjoy charcoal and watercolors. For more information:   Kikigarb@gmail.com

 

 

Marga   Meijer

 

 

 

 

Born and raised in Sweden lived in Paris for several years of my adult life moved to 
USA with my French family….worked as a certified interior designer for many years.
  So design ,color , beautiful things have always been in my surroundings.
  I now create unique “One of a kind” jewelry like we all are…..  For more information  marga@consultus.us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As individuals, we are members of SWEA Art, an interest group within SWEA (Swedish Women Educational Association) and its worldwide non-profit organization.  Nine of us formed the Swedish Women Art Group only for this event, to showcase our art in a public venue.  This show is independent of SWEA and SWEA Art. 

 

Disclaimer “SWEA Art is a privately organized network between individual Sweor and SWEA International bears no responsibility in connection with its activities. For more information please contact:  SWEA Art.

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women Invite You To October Opening Luncheon

The Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) is hosting its annual membership luncheon at the beautiful Westchester Country Club on October 19, 2017. We’ll be kicking off our new 2017-2018 season of programs and special events.  The community is invited to learn how the Boca Raton Pen Women can enrich lives with art, music, books, poetry, drama, etc. If you are a published writer, artist, composer or lover of the arts, you’ll find one-of-a-kind events and programs, and warm and welcoming new friends. There are different levels of membership to suit your needs. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to make reservations for this networking opportunity!

 

 

www.bocapenwomen.org

 

 

You’re Invited to Our October Membership Luncheon

Thursday, October 19, 2017

12:00 Noon

Buffet Lunch

 

 

Westchester Country Club

12250 Westchester Country Dr.    Boynton Beach, FL 33437

 

The Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) is hosting its annual membership luncheon at the beautiful Westchester Country Club on October 19, 2017. We’ll be kicking off our new 2017-2018 season of programs and special events.  We invite the community to join us and learn how the Boca Raton Pen Women can enrich lives with art, music, books, poetry, drama, etc. If you are a published writer, artist, composer or lover of the arts, you’ll find one-of-a-kind events and programs, and warm and welcoming new friends. There are different levels of membership to suit your needs.

 

 

Opportunities to showcase your artistic creations in the public arena are arranged by our Art, Letters and Music Committees. You’ll have a chance to network with our creative members and expand your reach in the local community. You can participate in our sponsored special events, contests that interest and inspire you, and national webinars that offer valuable information.  This once-a-year membership event will feature an exciting Silent Auction. You can bid on unique member artwork, authors’ books, gift baskets, theater tickets, and more.

 

 

CASH OR CHECKS ONLY for items purchased at the luncheon
Donation forms available

Members: $30 – Non-members: $33

Checks payable to: Boca Raton Branch NLAPW

Send to: Elaine Bossik   7722 Majestic Palm Drive, Boynton Beach FL 33437

Deadline for reservations: Oct. 11, 2017

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Boynton Beach, FL 33437

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For more information about Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women:

http://www.bocapenwomen.org

 

 

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Boca Raton Pen Women’s Free Spring Family Festival Is Open To The Public

Enjoy a full-day festival for everyone in your family – Children and Adults. The Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW), professional artists, writers, and composers, will share their expertise in workshops, activities, discussions, and exhibits that will inspire and entertain you. This all day festival, takes place on Saturday, March 4th. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to mark your calendars for a terrific, stimulating day!

 

 

 

Free Spring Family Festival

Open To the Public

 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

9 am – 3:30 pm

 Center for Spiritual Living

 2 SW 12th Avenue  Boca Raton, FL 33486

 

 

 

Enjoy a full-day festival for everyone in your family – Children and Adults.  The Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW), professional artists, writers, and composers, will share their expertise in workshops, activities, discussions, and exhibits that will inspire and entertain you.  This all day festival, takes place on Saturday, march 4th at the Center for Spiritual Living in Boca Raton FL. from 9 am to 3;30 pm.

 

Festival Events

 

For Children

  • Participate in a musical story – The Peace Patch – composed by Sheila Firestone
  • Create a pastel mural with Dr. Myra Levick, art therapist
  • Write poetry with published poet, Marlene Klotz

 

For Adults

  • Meet Pen Women authors, artists and composers 
  • Open mic with MC, Etta Schaeffer
  • Author Talk with published authors, Dr. Myra Levick, Alexandra Goodwin and Carol White
  • Poetry Workshop/Collage Creation with poet Vera Ripp Hirschhorn
  • How To Self-Publish Your Book  – workshop with Meryl Davids Landau

For Everyone

  • Juried Art Show
  • Art Demonstrations
  • Storytelling with Etta Schaeffer
  • Closing concert with original music by Sheila Firestone, composer

 

Raffle Prizes

Refreshments by Cheffrey Eats – a Gourmet Food Truck

Gourmet burgers, mac & cheese, snacks, lite bites

Proceeds for this event will benefit the Boca Raton Pen Women Scholarship Fund.

Visit our website: www.bocapenwomen.org to learn more about the Boca Raton Branch NLAPW and to see a time schedule of events for the Spring Family Festival

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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