WITVA (Women In The Visual Arts) Starts Season Off With Zoom Seminar Focused On Good Business Practices For Artists Featuring Rickie Leiter

Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA) announces their kick off meeting on Friday, September 25 via Zoom.  Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report will present two topics: “Why You Need An Artist Statement” and “Marketing During A Pandemic”.  There will time for questions and answers from participants.  This event is Free but you must RSVP by September 22 to receive the Zoom link information.  WITVA grants art scholarships, holds an annual competitive exhibition with awards, offers educational forums relating to specific forms of art,  presents art exhibitions and competitions, and serves as a networking forum for members and guests.  WITVA also donates group art to other non-profits. Join WITVA today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rickie Leiter,  Publisher of The Rickie Report 

Presents:

 

 

“Why You Need An Artist Statement”

&

“Marketing Art During A Pandemic”

 

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

1:00 pm

Via Zoom

 

RSVP to get the Zoom link:  KGHENKE@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rickie Leiter has always been fascinated by the creative process. A former art consultant in her native Massachusetts, her instinct to connect with creatives in her new Florida home led her to found The Rickie Report in 2011. This free online publication features artist stories, helpful tips for marketing, a calendar of upcoming art events, and calls to artists/artisans for both juried and non-juried shows. Rickie’s goal is to help artists, galleries, and visual arts-related organizations achieve their potential by connecting with other artists, art lovers, and patrons. Rickie’s mission is to help emerging artists achieve meaningful careers and to guide professional artists in finding their niches. She has juried exhibits, offered Art Marketing Seminars, and been a featured speaker at many art-related events. Rickie is an active member of numerous art coalitions in southeast Florida. She is always looking for a way to connect emerging artists, established artists, art promoters, and art patrons together, sometimes in the most unexpected ways.

 

 

 

Rickie earned an MSW and worked as a psychiatric social worker before changing professional paths as an art consultant. While her own creativity includes a successful career as a jewelry artist and a mosaicist, she is open to new knowledge, growth and experiences. Rickie has served as a long-time volunteer in national and international non-profits, providing her with a solid on-the-ground education for marketing, communication and leadership training. She and her husband, Jeff, publish The Rickie Report while enjoying the cultural bounties around them. Being involved with her community is important to Rickie, as she volunteers with the Ft. Pierce Jazz Society and co-chaired a juried art show in PGA Village Verano. She previously worked in Development with Dana Farber Cancer Institute and is a long- standing leader with Hadassah.

 

 

 

 

For more information on events, membership, or supporting WITVA, Inc. please visit:

 

www.witva.org

 

 

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

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Yochi Yakir-Avin Showcases “IN Between” At The Frank Gallery In Pembroke Pines. A Stirring Retrospective Includes In-Person Tours, Virtual Tours & Image Transfer Workshop With Yochi And Original Music By Lisa Yves

Broward County Cultural Division has not only awarded Yochi Yakir-Avin a grant, but allows the world to see and experience her artwork both in-person and virtually.  The exhibition, “IN Between” is at the Frank Gallery in Pembroke Pines, FL. Her multi-cultural background and European education (in Israel and Italy) is reflected in her paintings, as she focuses on simplicity and abstraction. A multidisciplinary figurative artist, she uses of restricted colors and monochromatic backgrounds to bring us on her journey. *Private, in-person, small group tours  are limited. All physical distancing and health precautions will be observed*. The Rickie Report shares the details of the exhibit, how to reserve an in-person visit, and some sneak peeks.  Come on this journey with us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery Presents

“In Between”

By Yochi Yakir–Avin 

A Bi-Level Solo Show

*Private small group tours (in-person) at The Frank gallery, are limited.

All physical distancing and health precautions will be observed.

 

Visits must be coordinated by email:   yochiy@gmail.com

 

 

Due to safety restrictions brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, the bi-level solo show will be experienced through a 360 degree interactive tour accompanied by virtual programminghttps://www.thefrankgallery.org/p/virtual-tour

 

Public Hours:   Tues – Sat 11am-5pm      Sun – Mon closed

 

 

The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery and exhibition Hall

601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines, Florida

954.392.2120    www.thefrankgallery.org

Exhibition Dates:

June 25 – August 8, 2020

 

Related Programs:

*Image Transfer Workshop by Yochi Yakir-Avin    Virtual video tutorial

*Musical Performance by American vocalist Lisa Yves  Virtual performance of selected original songs

 

 

 

 

Watch Yochi speak about a Self Portrait

 

 

 

Yochi Yakir-Avin tells The Rickie Report, “I am a Visual Artist. I was born in Poland, raised in Israel, traveled to Italy to receive my BFA in sculpture and painting from the Academy of Arts “Brera” in Milan. My work has been exhibited in museums and art galleries, and I have participated in art events in Italy, Israel and the United States.  My works is featured in various public and private collections around the world. In 2014 I relocated to South Florida and established my studio, where I create and teach”. 

 

“Truth And Beauty” by Yochi Yakir-Avin

 

 

 

She continues, “I usually work in series creating more than one version of my subjects, focusing on simplicity and abstraction, and using both traditional and mixed media techniques. My work is my journey to connect with my history, my story and past, and to move forward. Every painting is part of my memories and feelings arsenal, often quiet and thought provoking and I’m always looking to improve by pushing myself further. While underlining my subjects most intriguing characteristics, I connect with them emotionally, striving to bring my personal point of view, as well as creating a meaningful engaging experience for the viewers”.

 

 

“IN Between” is a retrospective presenting select works created by Yakir-Avin between 2015-2020. The exhibition reflects her technical education in Israel and Italy, and displays Yakir-Avin’s ability to communicate clearly through both figuration and abstraction. Her command of multiple media and techniques is demonstrated through oil paintings on canvas, mixed media works on paper and wood, and sculptural pieces that walk the line between art object and everyday furnishings.

 

 

 

“Under Blue Skies” by Yochi Yakir-Avin

 

 

Conveyed via a masterfully limited palette, her subjects are framed against swaths of monochromatic color and emphasize notions of mood, place and implied narrative. Within her intimate mixed media pieces on paper and wood, the artist draws creative inspiration from her past and allows her memories to weave together to drive her practice forward. Through a tangible sense of vulnerability embedded in each of her works, the artist aims to offer hope, comfort and peace to the viewer – resulting in a subtle message of optimism that is necessary at all times, particularly now.

 

 

 

Yochi paints realistic series of portraits and still life in oil colors, creates mixed media wall sculptures, and elaborated transfer techniques pieces on paper and wood. Throughout her work is noticeable her restricted choice of colors, as well as monochromatic backgrounds, that serve to sustain and frame her subjects, to reflect particular mood, and as a reminder of places and stories. Her work is a journey to connect with her story and past, and to move forward. She also creates mixed media wall sculptures, as well as intricate transfer pieces on paper and wood.

 

View of Yochi Yakir-Avin’s Exhibition at the Frank Gallery

 

 

Lisa Yves is a professional musician and vocalist with a career spanning over 35 years. She graduated from New York University with a degree in vocal jazz performance. She is a recording artist, composer, performer and vocal coach. A well-known and active musician in Boston, MA, Yves is also Yochi Yakir-Avin’s sister.

 

 

 

 

“Place Inside”  by Yochi Yakir-Avin

 

 

 

Yochi Yakir-Avin received a BFA (Academy of Fine Art “Brera” Milan, Italy), Specialization in sculpture (Beer-Shiva Art Center, Israel), and continued studies at Ein-Hod Art Institute and Haifa University, Israel.  Among her numerous awards are: 1990 American Israeli Cultural Award and Scholarship, 2015 Glass Gallery, Pembroke Pines, FL., 2016  Best in Show, WITVA, Armory Art Center, WPB, FL., 2018  Awarded 3rd  place “Equality Wall”, Claudia Castillo Gallery, 2018  Awarded artist, Leaves & Petals, Fusion Art, International show, 2018  Honorable Mention, Face & Figure, Fusion Art, 2019  Awarded  3rd place at the Bailey Hall, WAG South FL., 2020  Honorable Mention, Portrait show, Art Room online Gallery, 2020  CIP Grant from The Broward County Cultural Division, funding “In Between”, a Solo exhibition, at The Frank Gallery, Pembroke Pines, FL, Recent Exhibition 2020  “In Between”, a Bi-Level solo show, The Frank Gallery, Pembroke Pines, FL., 2020  BACA, “The Space Between Us”, Pompano Beach, FL., 2020  Solo show, Broward County Main Library, Ft. Lauderdale, FL., (postponed due to Covid-19), 2019   Blanco+1, Arts Warehouse, Delray Beach, FL., 2019   “Figuratively Speaking”, Salmagundi Club, N.Y.C., 2019   “Inspired By”, Coral Springs Museum of Art, FL., 2019  Solo show, SFSO, Wilton Manors, FL., 2018  Spectrum Miami- Miami Art Week, Miami, FL., 2018 Guest artist Claudia Castillo Art Gallery, Wilton Manors, FL., 2018  52nd Founders Exhibition, Naples Art Association, Naples, FL., 2017 9th Annual Figurative Painting Exhibition, Lore Degenstein Gallery Selinsgrove, PA., 2017  “Abstraction” The Box Gallery, WPB, FL., 2016  Armory Art Center, WITVA, WPB, FL., 2016   “Florida Flora and Fauna”, The Box Gallery, WPB, FL., and 2015   “Summer Heat” VI, Rossetti Fine Art Gallery, Wilton Manor, FL.

 

 

Articles about Yochi’s artistry have appeared in Miami Niche, online magazine, “In Between”, at The Frank Gallery (2020), Unique perspectives, Shoutout Miami and Voyage Group Magazine (2020), and Meet the artist, Local Stories, VoyageMia Group magazine (2018).

 

Yochi Yakir-Avin is a member of  Allied Artist of America, Catharine Lorillard Wolf Art Club (CLWAC), Portrait Society of America, Florida Portrait Society of America, and WAG South Florida.

 

FUNDING STATEMENT

Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. This comprehensive Solo exhibition is made possible through a CIP Grant awarded to Yochi Yakir-Avin by The Broward County Cultural Division. Additional support is provided by the exhibition host venue, The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery in Pembroke Pines, Florida. 

 

 

For more information, to reserve an in-person visit, or to see more of her artwork:  

Yochi Yakir-Avin, Visual Artist

Tel. +1-786-586-0732

www.yochiyakiravin.com

https://instagram.com/yochiyakiravin

https://www.artscalendar.com/event/in-between-solo-exhibition/

Call or email to make an appointment:

Studio 10

Studio 18 in The Pines

1101 Poinciana Dr.  Pembroke Pines, FL 33025

Email yochiy@gmail.com or phone

Tel. +1-786-586-0732

 

 

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

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

WITVA Women In The Visual Arts, Inc. Opens World-Wide Call To Professional Artisans/Crafters For Virtual Fundraiser

WITVA, Women In The Visual Arts, Inc. shares this exciting Call for Professional Artisans/Crafters! Be part of a virtual Holiday Craft Fair to benefit their Scholarship Fund and keep 100% of your sales!  This is open to artists world-wide and takes place before ThanksgivingThe Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to apply now!  WITVA is a fabulous artist networking organization which offers its members several opportunities to learn, explore the visual arts, and connect with other artists.  Deadline to apply is August 20, 2020.

 

 

 

 

CALL  FOR  PROFESSIONAL

ARTISANS/ CRAFTERS

 

 

 

 

 

To APPLY:

Email up to 5 jpegs of your work:

Sandy Ryter  sandyryter@comcast.net

 

$25.00 Entrance fee if you are juried in.

Instructions will follow via email.

For more information on events, membership, or supporting WITVA, Inc. please visit:

 

www.witva.org

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

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

WITVA Announces Calls For Artists For 2 Events: Artisan/Crafters Wanted For Boutique February 8 At Morton’s Steak House Boca Raton, Fine Artists Wanted For “20/20 Vision Exhibition At South Side Cultural Arts Center In Ft. Lauderdale March – April.

WITVA, Women In The Visual Arts is sharing two exciting Calls To Artists!  Artisans/Crafters are invited to participate in their annual Fundraiser for scholarships on Saturday, February 8 at Morton’s Steakhouse in Boca Raton. All categories are open except jewelry, which has been filled. WITVA is looking for fine artists for a separate exhibition in the newly renovated and reopened historic South Side School, which is now serving the community as the South Side Cultural Arts Center. The “Best in Show” winning artist will be awarded $500 and a solo exhibition opportunity! The exhibition is open to all artists working in all hangable art media, including but not limited to painting/drawing, printmaking and photography.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to apply now!  WITVA is a fabulous artist networking organization which offers its members several opportunities to learn, explore the visual arts, and connect with other artists.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNOUNCES     TWO     CALLS     FOR     ARTISTS:

 

 

CALL  FOR  ARTISANS/ CRAFTERS

 

 

 

 

 

Please Note: Jewelry Category has been filled.  

 Please RSVP to Sandyryter@comcast.net to reserve a sale table!

 

 

 

 

 

“20/20 VISIONS”

 

 

OPENING  RECEPTION:

Friday, March 6

6 – 8 PM

 

APPLICATION DETAILS:

 

Application and Digital Deadline – February 3

Notification of Art Acceptance by February 15

Take-In – Week of February 17-21, 9:00 – 9:00 PM

Reception – March 6, 6-8 PM

Take-Down- Week of April 27-May 1, 9:00 – 9:00 PM

THREE STEP PROCESS TO ENTER:

 Step 1: Complete this application by February 3.
o Submit by mail or online if paying by credit card.

 Step 2: Pay entry fee of $35 for WITVA members or $40 for non-members by February 3.

o To pay by credit card and submit your application Click Here or go to:

https://events.eventzilla.net/e/2020-visions-southside-and-witva-art-show-2138752550

o To pay by check,

 Make check made out to WITVA and mail with completed application to: 20/20 Visions

c/o South Side Cultural Arts Center 701 South Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33316

 Step 3: Submit your work.
o Email JPEG images of your work to 2020witvavisions@gmail.com by February 3. o Put in the email subject line: 20/20, Your Last Name (example: 20/20, SMITH)
o The digital image should only be of the art (all other items cropped out of photo):
o Label each JPEG image: 20.20_Your Last Name_ Title of Piece
o In the body of your email let us know if you paid by check or by credit card.

WITVA “20/20 Visions” exhibition non-refundable entry fee for up to 2 entries. 12 – 15 entries will be selected to be in the show in a double blind jury process.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY: The undersigned hereby agrees to release and discharge WITVA, its directors and members, the South Side Cultural Arts Center, its directors and staff, from any responsibility for damage or loss of any kind, on all works submitted for the “20/20 Visions” exhibition. I am aware that a 10% commission will be taken on any sale of my artwork made during the exhibition to the WITVA Scholarship Fund._________________________________________________Date________________

Artist Signature

Name:_____________________________________________________________________ Email:_________________________________ CELL PHONE:____________________________

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Artwork 1 TITLE:________________________________ Medium:_______________________________ Size: H___________ W__________
Price: _____________

Artwork 2 TITLE:___________________________________ Medium:_________________________________ Size: H___________ W__________
Price: _____________

 

 

 

For more information on events, membership, or supporting WITVA, please visit:

 

www.witva.org

 

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

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Kathy Linden Is Featured Artist At Tedds ART Works Gallery With Opening Reception Friday, December 6

Kathy Linden will be a Featured Artist at Tedds ART Works Gallery in Wilton Manors. The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, December 6.  There will be a raffle drawing for anyone who brings an unwrapped donation for Toys For Tots, in addition to meeting the artist!  Kathy promises us some new and very colorful Pop Art pieces (no sneak peeks), plus  fun and affordable pieces of artwork for small and large spaces.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few peeks at some of Kathy’s other artworks. The exhibit is available through January 7, 2020.

 

 

Tedds   ART  Works   Gallery

 Presents:  

K A T H Y      L I N D E N

 

 

 

“Sexy and Sultry” by Kathy Linden

 

Opening Night:

 

 

Friday, December 6

 

 6 – 9  pm  

 

 

This event is free and open to the public 

 

 

Please bring a new, unwrapped gift for Toys For Tots

 

 

 

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Saturday  11 am -5 pm

Or By appointment

 

 

 

 

Exhibit runs December 6, 2019 – January 7, 2020

 

2422 N Dixie Hwy.       Wilton Manors, FL 3330

703-269-824

 

 

Kathy Linden tells The Rickie Report, “Art is everywhere! It envelops us! It is energizing! It is the quintessential expression of our world.  I am a University graduate with a degree in art…but that does not make me the painter I am.  I see it!  I touch it! I live it!”  For Kathy, color emanates from all subject matter, whether live or inanimate.

 

“The reality is not what I am after,” she says.  “It is the never-ending vitality in all things. My driving force to create is my insatiable passion to capture what I see.  Color, for me, is a silent language that speaks to the soul. So, in my world, an abundance of color is essential.  Violating ‘the rules’ is part of the adventure.  I never anticipate the finality of a canvas, as I don’t necessarily continue in the direction in which I begin.  For me, each canvas is an emotional journey into to which I am totally invested”.

 

 

 

“Abstract” by Kathy Linden.  This piece of artwork will be part of the Toys For Tots raffle

 

 

 

Kathy’s goal was to be a medical illustrator, so absolute realism was her focus. As her children grew and she found more time to focus on new artistic developments, she took classes at the Boca Raton Museum of Art School and found her world upside down!  Having had a “tight” hand and agonizing over details, award winning instructor, Miles Levanthall convinced her to take a master art class.

 

Over the next 10 years, Kathy grew and was encouraged to pursue a newfound freedom in her artistry. She currently has paintings displayed at the International Plaza Office Building at 7280 W. Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton.  Eight others at currently at the Imperial Point Hospital in Fort Lauderdale will be moved to the Grand Hotel in Fort Lauderdale.  You can find some of her larger works at the Heart of Delray Gallery in Delray Beach.

 

“Significance of Self” by Kathy Linden

 

Kathy shares, “Not to be forgotten, I am blessed because my husband supports my creative efforts, even giving up their 2-car garage and making it into an art studio for me! I am living my dream! I love working from home, as it gives me the freedom to go to my ‘special place’ any time of the day or night and in any attire.  When an idea strikes, I have to get it on canvas immediately! Canvas is my substrate of choice, though I do work on ampersand which allows for great texture and absorptions of color”.

 

 

 

Tedd Davis, owner and curator of Tedd’s ArtWorks, will be exhibiting some of Kathy’s newest works, including one which will be raffled off when you bring an unwrapped new toy to donate to Toys For Tots.  Tedd is the director of ArtsUnited which supports all facets of the arts, especially to support those in need.

 

 

 

“It’s Life’s Illusions I Recall” by Kathy Linden

 

 

 

Most of Kathy’s artworks are large, since she has trouble confining herself to a small space.  Besides working regularly, Kathy is involved in networking to “stay in the loop” with other artists and new trends. She is a member of the Boca Raton Artist Guild, Broward County Art Guild, ArtsUnited, ArtServe, Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA), American Impressionist Society, Masters Art Program, and Boca Raton Museum of Art, Art School.

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or other artworks:

www.kathyLstudio.net

Instagram  @klindenart

Twitter       @klindenartist

Linkedin   linkedin.com/in/klinden-artist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Change of Date (Due To Hurricane Dorian) At Kling Gallery. Meet Lynn Morgan On Friday, September 13

The Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor located in Stuart, FL announces the month of September’s Featured Guest Artist, Lynn Morgan. Art lovers will appreciate her pastels, featuring a fresh representational abstract style.  The public is invited to a Free Opening Reception on Friday, September 13.  Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, the wonderful wine boutique and meet the artists!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  In addition to wall art, browse the hand made furniture, home accessories, and the wine bar!  Please note the date change due to Hurricane Dorian’s upcoming visit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

723 Colorado Plaza  Stuart, FL 34994

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

772-678-6949    www.klinggallerystuart.com

 

 

 

 

Original Paintings

Napa- Style Tasting Room

Custom Furniture 

Home Decor

 

 

MEET    LYNN   MORGAN

 

Opening Reception:

 

 

 

Friday, September 13

5 – 7:00  PM  

Artist Talk During Reception

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTIST:

 

 

 

For Lynn Morgan, creating art is an integral part of her philosophy of being consciously aware of the world around her.  Lynn has been creating art all of her life.  Until her retirement from the corporate world, art was one of her hobbies, but it was the only hobby that she never tired of.  She knew that when she retired, she would reinvent herself as an artist, and that’s what she did.  By attending classes and workshops, she learned techniques that have evolved over the years from realistic renderings to a much more abstract style.  Lynn loves to travel the world and is considered quite the adventurer by her friends.  Her works are inspired by the sights and sounds of her travels to various parts of the world.

 

 

 

“Approaching Dream” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

Lynn painted with acrylics and watercolors until she was introduced to pastels.  She was hooked on the look of the pastel sticks, the feel of the medium in her hand with no brush as a go-between, and the brilliant color that clings to the tooth of the paper.  She has studied with Miroslav Antic, Terri Ford, Casey Klahn, Jen Evenhus, Aline Ordman and Tony Allain. 

 

 

 

“Sarlat, Market Day”  by  Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

Lynn is now a full-time artist. Her style continues to move toward more abstraction in both landscape and figurative works.  She tells The Rickie Report, ” Before I begin a painting, I already have an idea in my head about the subject matter.  That idea is often inspired by photos taken on one of my adventures, but it is always my intention to use photos only as an initial idea.  Since color is my primary passion, I will select a color palette based loosely on the subject but more on what colors I am in love with that day”.

 

 

Lynn explains, “I begin with a loose sketch of my subject using a dark hard pastel.  Then I block in dark and light shapes with hard pastels, usually in a color complementary to my final color scheme, and usually with a very bright color for the lights.  At this point, I will wash over the entire underpainting with denatured alcohol which creates the lovely drips, splashes and patterns that I will incorporate into the finished painting.

 

 

“Mangrove Madonna” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

The emotion of the painting begins with the application of soft pastel colors.   She tells us, “This is where I let my awareness of the beauty of brilliant color shine.With every stroke of the pastel stick, I find delight in the tiny flecks of pure color that remain on the surface of the paper.When I think the painting is complete, I leave it on the easel until the next day, when I will undoubtedly see adjustments or additions that need to be made.I will study the piece and ask myself a series of questions about design and composition.Does the work convey the emotion I felt when I saw the scene in person? Does it convey the emotion I felt when I imagined the idea?Depending upon my response to these questions, I will then make further adjustments or declare it complete and sign it. My goal is that my work expresses my quest to consciously understand my spiritual self to participate in creating a personal and collective reality for the world around me”.

 

 

 

“Light at the End” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

Lynn has a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management.  She ultimately became a single mother, so the ability to support her daughter became the driving force in her life, although painting remained a hobby.  She tried flying a plane, playing guitar and piano, playing golf, SCUBA diving and sailing, but she always came back to painting.   

 

 

She is a signature member of the National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A), the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Florida Artists Group (FLAG) and Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA).  She is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America.  She exhibits both locally and nationally and has won awards at several exhibits.  Lynn is currently represented by GalleryVibe in Naples, FL, and she teaches pastel classes and workshops at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL.

Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor

723 Colorado Plaza   Stuart, FL34994

772-678-6949

www.klinggallerystuart.com

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

 

 

 

 

 

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

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Kling Gallery Wine & Decor Features Pastel Artist Lynn Morgan Through September. Public Is Invited To Free Opening Reception On Thursday, September 5

The Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor located in Stuart, FL announces the month of September’s Featured Guest Artist, Lynn Morgan. She is a smart and talented pastel artist with a fresh representational abstract style.  The public is invited to a Free Opening Reception on Thursday, September 5.  Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, the wonderful wine boutique and meet the artists!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  In addition to wall art, browse the hand made furniture, home accessories, and the wine bar!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

723 Colorado Plaza  Stuart, FL 34994

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

772-678-6949    www.klinggallerystuart.com

 

 

 

 

Original Paintings

Napa- Style Tasting Room

Custom Furniture 

Home Decor

 

 

MEET    LYNN   MORGAN

 

Opening Reception:

 

 

 

Thursday, September 5

5 – 7:00  PM  

Artist Talk During Reception

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTIST:

 

 

 

For Lynn Morgan, creating art is an integral part of her philosophy of being consciously aware of the world around her.  Lynn has been creating art all of her life.  Until her retirement from the corporate world, art was one of her hobbies, but it was the only hobby that she never tired of.  She knew that when she retired, she would reinvent herself as an artist, and that’s what she did.  By attending classes and workshops, she learned techniques that have evolved over the years from realistic renderings to a much more abstract style.  Lynn loves to travel the world and is considered quite the adventurer by her friends.  Her works are inspired by the sights and sounds of her travels to various parts of the world.

 

 

 

“Approaching Dream” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

Lynn painted with acrylics and watercolors until she was introduced to pastels.  She was hooked on the look of the pastel sticks, the feel of the medium in her hand with no brush as a go-between, and the brilliant color that clings to the tooth of the paper.  She has studied with Miroslav Antic, Terri Ford, Casey Klahn, Jen Evenhus, Aline Ordman and Tony Allain. 

 

 

 

“Sarlat, Market Day”  by  Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

Lynn is now a full-time artist. Her style continues to move toward more abstraction in both landscape and figurative works.  She tells The Rickie Report, ” Before I begin a painting, I already have an idea in my head about the subject matter.  That idea is often inspired by photos taken on one of my adventures, but it is always my intention to use photos only as an initial idea.  Since color is my primary passion, I will select a color palette based loosely on the subject but more on what colors I am in love with that day”.

 

 

Lynn explains, “I begin with a loose sketch of my subject using a dark hard pastel.  Then I block in dark and light shapes with hard pastels, usually in a color complementary to my final color scheme, and usually with a very bright color for the lights.  At this point, I will wash over the entire underpainting with denatured alcohol which creates the lovely drips, splashes and patterns that I will incorporate into the finished painting.

 

 

“Mangrove Madonna” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

The emotion of the painting begins with the application of soft pastel colors.   She tells us, “This is where I let my awareness of the beauty of brilliant color shine.With every stroke of the pastel stick, I find delight in the tiny flecks of pure color that remain on the surface of the paper.When I think the painting is complete, I leave it on the easel until the next day, when I will undoubtedly see adjustments or additions that need to be made.I will study the piece and ask myself a series of questions about design and composition.Does the work convey the emotion I felt when I saw the scene in person? Does it convey the emotion I felt when I imagined the idea?Depending upon my response to these questions, I will then make further adjustments or declare it complete and sign it. My goal is that my work expresses my quest to consciously understand my spiritual self to participate in creating a personal and collective reality for the world around me”.

 

 

 

“Light at the End” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

Lynn has a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management.  She ultimately became a single mother, so the ability to support her daughter became the driving force in her life, although painting remained a hobby.  She tried flying a plane, playing guitar and piano, playing golf, SCUBA diving and sailing, but she always came back to painting.   

 

 

She is a signature member of the National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A), the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Florida Artists Group (FLAG) and Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA).  She is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America.  She exhibits both locally and nationally and has won awards at several exhibits.  Lynn is currently represented by GalleryVibe in Naples, FL, and she teaches pastel classes and workshops at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL.

Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor

723 Colorado Plaza   Stuart, FL34994

772-678-6949

www.klinggallerystuart.com

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

 

 

 

 

 

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Learn Technique, Composition, And Structure Of Abstract Painting With Karen H. Salup. Develop Your Own Style And Voice With Two Separate Workshops: One Day Workshop At Arts Warehouse In Delray Beach On March 30, Four Session Workshop Begins April 4 At Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Award winning abstract artist, Karen H. Salup, is offering two workshop options locally: a One-Day workshop on Saturday, March 30 at the Arts Warehouse in Delray Beach and a separate  4 session workshop on abstract painting in Lake Worth at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery.  This is an opportunity to hone your skills or try something new!  Karen will teach you techniques, composition, and how to structure your own paintings!  Develop your own style and voice with Karen’s guidance.  The Rickie Report shares the details of how to register for the workshops and some of Karen’s paintings.

 

 

 

 

TWO    ABSTRACT     WORKSHOPS     WITH:

K A R E N     H.    S A L U P 

 

 

 

Work in Progress by Karen H. Salup

 

 

Art Lab Workshop:

Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Painting 

 

 

 

 

Saturday,  March 30, 2019

10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

$60.

Arts Warehouse

313 Northeast 3rd Street     Delray Beach, FL 33446

 

 

This Fun and Creative workshop where students will explore the free spirit and style of Abstract Acrylic Painting with Karen H. Salup.

This exciting workshop is all about learning how to capture a uniquely personal and expressive way of painting! Through practical exercises, gain the knowledge to develop your own intuitive responses by placing emphasis on spontaneity, and elements and principals. Karen will teach in a supportive and friendly way, encouraging you to explore this exciting art form. The class is suited to beginners, or to intermediate students with some foundation art experience or none at all. When you leave this workshop you will have techniques to use forever.

*Workshop fee includes all materials except canvas.

*Canvas is not required for this class; if student would like to work on a canvas too a 24″ x 24″ is the recommended size. If you have any supplies you would like to bring you are welcome to do so.

Registration will close 3 days prior to the workshop date. Refunds for cancelled registrations given up to 7 days prior to workshop date.  Register soon, space is limited!   This Workshop is for participants 18+

Arts Warehouse 1 Day Workshop:To Register:     

 

 

 

 

 

ABSTRACT   PAINTING    WORKSHOP

4 WEEKS:

Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18,25

$150.  

Bring your own supplies

10 am – 4 pm

at

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

15 South J Street    Lake Worth, FL

4 Week Workshop at Clay Glass Metal Stone:

REGISTER HERE :  monet12@bellsouth.net

 

For three decades, Karen H. Salup has been intriguing audiences across the country with her paintings.  Her artwork has been featured in several galleries and exhibits through Florida and New York, including SOLO exhibits at Viridian and Jain Marunouchi Galleries.  Karen tells The Rickie Report, “As a painting evolves I am composing intuitive images that references lean to nature. There is a vocabulary that I have developed, consisting of visual poetry”.

 

“Birthday Celebration” by Karen H Salup

 

 

 

Using acrylic, watercolor, and pastels on canvas and paper, Karen creates a world that vibrates with bold colors and bright light paired with brushstrokes that evoke a strong sense of movement and energy.  Her paintings begin with a theme of nature, but invariably evolve into an imaginative creation that invites interpretation from the audience.  Karen’s work is influenced from Impressionism  to Deconstructionism  to Abstract  Expressionism.

 

 

 

“Swirl” by Karen H. Salup

 

She explains, “These terms such as markmaking, brushstrokes and gestures where known as idiosyncratic visual poetry by the Abstract Expressionist movement creating gestures that bring to the viewer; Forms, Texture, Color and Light”.

 

 

“Summer Fling” by Karen H. Salup

 

 

“My work is very much like a process. I find image secondary to the art making. Although abstract in nature, there is an underlying visual order that gradually seems to emerge. Working intuitively, I enter a realm of the unknown where there is more of a calling than any real choice. I seem to be forever altering and adjusting the core of the painting and some invisible reality that appears”.

 

 

“This self-imposed repetitive process as I build, erase and paint layers becomes a definite chaos through which the work evolves and it seems to return repeatedly to its beginning. With each revival to the surface, there are the mark markings, forms, subtleties and sensitivities that appear in my work”.   Karen is an active member of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), Women in The Visual Arts (WITVA) and the Palm Beach Watercolor Society.

 

For more information about Karen’s artwork:

Website:  karenhs.com

Email:  monet12@bellsouth.net

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Features Edrian Thomidis’ Demo On February 13 And New Exhibit By Members On February 26. Both Events Are Free And Open To The Public

The Wellington Art Society invites the public to two events in February. Enjoy a demonstration by Edrian Thomidis on February 13 at the Wellington Community Center.  We celebrate her imaginative clay creations, which can be found in local, national, and international collections.  On February 26, the public is invited to the Opening Reception of “Equine” and “Viewpoint”. The member exhibit includes over 90 works of art at the Wellington Community Center and City Hall Galleries.  Jean Williard will give a demo. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To Wellington Art Society Meeting

Wednesday,  February 13, 2019

 

6:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

FEATURING:

 

 

EDRIAN  THOMIDIS

 All events open to members and non-members

 

 

 

“Calling” by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

 

 

Edrian’s artistic talent was recognized at an early age and sent her on to the University of Florida’s New World School of the Arts. After graduation she worked as a Creative Director, designing web sites, original logos, business cards and posters for South Florida businesses.  She moved on to producing web sites for large corporations such as Sony, Pepsi, Discovery and Microsoft.  She became proficient in programming, usability and information architecture.  

 

 

“Secrets” by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

 

Outside of the corporate world, Edrian illustrated many images used in books, magazines and shirts.  In 2014, she suffered the loss of a loved one and in looking for an outlet for her grief, took a ceramic class at the Armory Art Center.  She found working with clay presented a challenge and led to her creating unique sculptures. Her demonstration will show her evolution as an artist and how she applies decorations and patterns to her sculptures.

 

“Disappointment” by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

Edrian is a member of the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches, the Wellington Art Society, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and the Women in the Visual Arts Organization.  Her sculptures are in many private collections around the world and in regional galleries.  She has won many awards for her work.

 

 

 

 

At The Community  Center

 &  

City Hall Galleries:

“EQUINE” and “VIEWPOINT”

 

 

    Reception and Demo by Jean Williard  

Tuesday, February 26       5 – 7 pm  

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

Join us for light refreshments, door prizes, a demonstration by Jean Williard and a People’s Choice Award presented.  The exhibit “Equine” is on view at the Wellington Community Center and “Viewpoint” can be seen at Wellington City Hall.  The Community Center and City Hall are located just west of South Shore Boulevard on Forest Hill Boulevard.  The reception is open to the public, free of charge. 

 

“Blue Jumper” by Todd Mayfield

 

 

 

There will be 95 pieces of art by 30 artists including paintings, sculptures and jewelry.  Most original art is for sale and many artists offer prints of their work. This is a wonderful chance to see beautiful art in all mediums and meet the artists. Please join us for a free, lovely reception and great art.  Come and bring your family, your neighbors or your club.  Everyone is welcome!

 

The following artists will be exhibiting:

 

 

Lynne Bernay ◊ Joanne Baker MacLeod ◊ Betty Brodie

Todd Mayfield ◊ Lara Chapman  ◊ Susan Mosely

Buu Truong ◊ Jeanette Childress  ◊ Christopher Mosquera

Hildegard Donavan ◊ Leslie Pfeiffer ◊ Sandra Encaou

George Rhodes ◊ Gail Erikson ◊ Holly Rutchey 

Audrey Freeman ◊ Rekha Shivdasan ◊ Patsy Heller 

Vivian Gomez ◊ Isadore Smith ◊ Stan Greenfield

George Taylor ◊ Elizabeth Hehmeyer ◊ Haydee Ullfig

Cynthia A. Hockaden ◊ Geraldine Weinar ◊ Laura Jaffe

Annamaria Hunt ◊ Jean Williard ◊  Betty Jane Zedonek

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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WITVA Auction, Open To The Public, Offering Blimp Ride, Golf Packages, Artwork. On-Line Bidding Opens Now~!

Join the Women in the Visual Arts 30th Annual Year of Giving Luncheon’s Silent Auction and help reach their goal of $7500. for High School and College Graduate art scholarships.  Beginning NOW until February 6 you can bid on-line for a Goodyear Blimp Ride for 2, multiple golf packages, and artwork!  Everyone is invited to make reservation for the Luncheon on February 9 to get the final tallies.The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t think of a better way to put the FUN into a FUNdraiser!   Kudos to WITVA’s leadership to  bringing this to the public!

 

 

 

 

 

30th  YEAR

CELEBRATION  OF   GIVING

Your support to this event will enable WITVA to continue our important work to foster local talent, allowing merit and need based students to pursue their education in the Fine Arts. 

 

Join us for the fun LIVE!

The celebration luncheon is on February 9th, at the Boca Raton Resort and Club.

For more information, email WITVALuncheon@gmail.com with your contact information.

WITVA Online Silent Auction:

 

Details you need to know:

 – The auction can be found here: https://www.32auctions.com/WITVA

 – This online auction will be open for bidding until February 6, 11:45 pm. 

– Then winning online bids will be transferred to the live silent auction at the luncheon on February 9th. 

– If you have the winning online bid, you will be asked to participate in person (if attending) or by proxy (via phone) in the live silent auction. 

 – If your bid is the highest, YOU WIN!

– Winning bidder information will be collected at the end of the live silent auction and instructions provided on how to claim the winning item. 

– Bid payment can be made by either credit card or check at the event or credit card upon notification. 

– If shipping is necessary, the winning bidder will be responsible for shipping costs.

 

 

Items up for auction include:

 

 

1 -Blimp Ride for 2

 

 

 

 

This is a ride for 2 persons from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Pompano Beach Base on Wingfoot One. 

Launched in 2014, Wingfoot One has adorned the skies between Orlando and Miami capturing the wonder of South Florida. Based in Pompano Beach, Florida, and named aptly for the company’s trademark, this blimp ride for two will take you where few have gone before. Get a true bird’s eye view of the beautiful coastline while soaring at an approximate speed of 35mph and experiencing an adventure like you never thought possible.

Blimp riders must comply with Goodyear’s passenger guidelines and passenger waiver before riding on the blimp.

 

 

 

2 – Boca Raton Resort and Club Stay & Golf Package

 

 

 

Boca Raton Resort Golf Description:
This item is for a 3 day, 2 night stay in Cloister estate room including one round of golf for 4.
ARV: $2,500

Located next to the intracoastal waterway and just a few steps from the stunning south Florida coastline, the Boca Raton Resort and Club, is your luxurious home away from home. The two award winning golf courses offer a golfer’s perfect outing featuring signature water features and challenging turf.

 

 

3 – Broken Sound Country Club Golf Package, Boca Raton Florida

 

 

Broken Sound Golf Description:
This item is a 4 person golf package and 4 person lunch at the Broken Sound club.
ARV: $600

Tee off on one of South Florida’s premier golf courses with a twosome of golf and lunch at Broken Sound Country Club. This club has two signature golf courses that are GEO Certified (the international mark of sustainability assurance of the Golf Environment Organization) and Audubon Sanctuary Certified.

 

 

 

4 – Golf package for two at Bocaire Club, Boca Raton

 

 

Bocaire Golf Package:
This item is for a foursome golf package with carts.
ARV: $400

Recently redesigned by Kipp Schulties, the Bocaire Club (located in Boca Raton) course is known for including: beauty; variety in holes of the same par; thought provoking green complexes; limited forced carries for the developing players while creating a 7,000 yard all-you-can-handle championship golf experience from the back tees. 

 

 

 

5 – Oil painting by Tim Foreman

 

“Barefoot beach Fog” by Tim Foreman

 

 

This item is a framed 11×14 oil painting.

This is a gorgeous oil painting of a tropical seaside. Tim Foreman’s painting process begins with observing the beauty of nature. Painting in layers with both knife and brush, he creates his landscapes to portray the splendor and simplicity of the natural world around us.

 

 

6 – Private Wine Class for 20

 

 

 

 

This item is a private wine class for 20 hosted at Total Wine & More. 

Total Wine & More will host an event that is certain to impress you and your guests. Taste a variety of our premium, hand-selected wines and discover hidden treasures from the wine region of your choosing. Your guests will enjoy a tour of the land and learn about the famed appellations and grape varietals that make each region so unforgettable. One of our wine experts will be on hand to present and discuss each delicious wine during your two hour tasting, which can be arranged as a seated class-style or more casual walk-around event. Total Wine & More will provide all necessary stemware and educational handouts for tasting notes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on events, membership, or supporting WITVA, please visit:

 

www.witva.org

 

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