Experienced Studio Assistant Wanted To Work With Professional Fine Artist In Ceramic Studio And Gallery

Do you have experience and want to work with a professional artist?  Internationally known sculptor and gallerist, Ray Gross of RGFA, Ray Gross Fine Art in Lake Worth and GARALA Art Studio/Gallery in City Place is looking for a studio assistant.  Some experience and general knowledge of clay and working in a studio setting are necessary to apply. Flexible hours (including part-time).  The Rickie Report shares the details here as well as some of Ray Gross’ hyperrealist ceramic pieces which have shown at the Norton Museum of Art and at GARALA in City Place, West Palm Beach.

 

 

 

“Harley” Porcelain Sculpture Life Size @ Norton Museum Of Art by Ray Gross

 

 

 

WORK  WITH  A  PROFESSIONAL!!

RGFA Ray Gross Fine Art Ceramic Studio in Lake Worth

AND

GARALA Art Studio/Gallery in City Place  West Palm Beach

 

 

 

 

GARALA Gallery/Studio City Place West Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

 

WORK   WITH   RAY   GROSS   INTERNATIONALLY   KNOWN   SCULPTOR/GALLERIST

SOME  EXPERIENCE  NEEDED:

A  GENERAL  KNOWLEDGE  OF  CLAY  &  STUDIO  WORKINGS

PART TIME TO START

$12-$15/HOUR TO START

*POSSIBLE PIECE WORK DEPENDING ON SKILL

*FLEXIBLE  HOURS

*ABLE BODIED, RESPONSIBLE, ENGAGING INDIVIDUAL

SOME OR ALL THESE VALUABLE SKILLS:

 

~ HANDBUILDING ~

~ SLAB MAKING ~

~ THROWING ~

~ CLAY MIXING ~

~ LOADING/UNLOADING KILNS ~

~ GLAZING ~

~ PAINTING ~

~ SILKSCREEN ~

~ INSTALLATION ~

~ ART HANDLING ~

~ SOME KNOWLEDGE OF WOOD WORKING/CARPENTRY ~

~ MOLD MAKING ~

~ DISPLAY ~

~ PACKING & SHIPPING ~

~ MAINTAINANCE ~

~ STUDIO ORGANIZATION ~

~ PHOTOGRAPHY ~

 

~ SETTING UP ART SHOWS :   (Art Miami Scope, Art Palm Beach, Art Palm Springs) ~

 

 

 

YOU’LL   LEARN  A   LOT!!

 

Send  Resume  with  Images  of   your  work  to:   rayhgross@gmail.com

CALL 561 951 4749

 

 

RAY GROSS, MFA
GARALA LLC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
RGFA RAY GROSS FINE ART
RG ENTERPRISES
rayhgross@gmail.com
561 951 4749

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

9th Annual HotWorks.org Boca Raton Fine Art Show January 27 & 28, 2018 Showcases 150 Artists Representing All Media

The Boca Raton Fine Art Show returns to downtown Boca Raton on January 27 & 28. Produced by Hot Works, LLC, this perennial top 100 show features original work by 150 Nationally and Internationally acclaimed artists in painting (oil, acrylic and watercolor), drawing (pastels, colored pencil and pen-and-ink), photography, digital imagery, sculpture (metal and stone), clay, ceramics, wood working and carving, glass, fiber art (including batik and tapestry), art jewelry and more. The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

9th ANNUAL HOTWORKS.ORG

BOCA RATON FINE ART SHOW ™

Saturday, January 27, 2018

&

Sunday, January 28, 2018

 10 am – 5 pm Both Days

 

 

Sanborn Square Park on East Boca Raton Road and NE 1st Avenue

 

Roads close at 3pm Friday, January 26 until 10pm, Sunday, January 28

 

 

Meet these 2017 Award winning Artists at the 2018 Show!

Marilyn Endres, Wood

Robinson Scott, Glass

Gail Markiewicz, Clay

Bonnie Shanas, Sculpture

Watch this video and See what it is all about!

https://youtu.be/0zNGErRMr68

 

 

ABOUT  THIS  SHOW:  

 

• The show location is outdoors, in downtown Boca Raton, on the corner of Federal Highway at Palmetto Park Road

• Open Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, January 28 from 10am to 5pm daily

• This distinctive art show is open to the public and all ages are welcome

• Part of America’s highest quality and most respected art festivals – includes 150 experienced and well-respected professional artists who will personally be present at the art fair

• The focus is a juried, high quality fine art and fine craft art show where all art work is original and personally handmade by the artists who are at the show

• All art is for sale – sculpture, paintings, clay, glass, jewelry, fiber, wood, photography, mixed media; commission work available, and something unique for everyone, in all price ranges

• $1,500 Professional Artist Awards are presented Saturday, January 27 at 3pm

• Supports Institute for the Arts & Education, the 501c3 non-profit organization which focuses on fostering art education among youth, visual arts, diversity and community enrichment

• While at the art show, be sure to visit the Budding Art Competition booth for grades 6-12; $250 in Youth Art Awards are presented Sunday, January 28 at 3pm

• Free entertainment by Vladimir Gorodkin, Tsimbaly; Don Thomas Music; and Ken Mazur

• Excellent local food available from many great restaurants in downtown Boca

See Art, Love Art, Buy Art! See You There!

 

For more information:

Visit http://www.hotworks.org or email info@hotworks.org.


“Like” us on www.Facebook.com/HotWorksArtShows



Call 941-755-3088

 

 

 

 

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See Art, Love Art, Buy Art! At 9th Annual Hotworks.org Boca Raton Fine Art Show ™January 27-28

The Boca Raton Fine Art Show returns to downtown Boca Raton on January 27 & 28. Produced by Hot Works, LLC, this perennial top 100 show features original work by 150 Nationally and Internationally acclaimed artists in painting (oil, acrylic and watercolor), drawing (pastels, colored pencil and pen-and-ink), photography, digital imagery, sculpture (metal and stone), clay, ceramics, wood working and carving, glass, fiber art (including batik and tapestry), art jewelry and more. The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

9th ANNUAL HOTWORKS.ORG

BOCA RATON FINE ART SHOW ™

Saturday, January 27, 2018

&

Sunday, January 28, 2018

 10 am – 5 pm Both Days

 

 

Sanborn Square Park on East Boca Raton Road and NE 1st Avenue

 

Roads close at 3pm Friday, January 26 until 10pm, Sunday, January 28

 

 

 

 

 

One of the many strengths of this show is its intimate, boutique nature which allows art lovers and collectors to engage the artists about their inspiration, process and what makes them unique within the highly-competitive realm of fine arts and fine crafts. But Executive Director Patty Narozny employs a number of other time-honored techniques to make Hot Works’ shows a positive experience both for participating artists and patrons.

 

 

First and foremost, she enlists a team of art professionals with more than 120 years of combined experience to judge the work of the hundreds of applicants who wish to participate in Hot Works’ shows. Narozny is choosey, and her interest goes well beyond digital images and paper applications. She visits many of her artists in their homes and studios to make sure that their work makes a contribution to the quality of her shows and a statement in the collections of the people who patronize them.

 

 

Left to right: Boca Council Member and CRA Chair Scott Singer; Executive Producer Patty Narozny; Sculptor Reza Pishgahi, 2017 Best of Show 1 of 2, Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie, Boca Council Member Robert Weinroth, Artist Judge Robin Markowitz

 

 

 

 

But Narozny also understands that most of the folks who come to her shows are far from experienced collectors. In fact, many are newbies – or have yet to take the plunge and buy their first artwork. They are still in the process of defining their tastes and have yet to figure out what they like and why is speaks to them. Which is why she builds variety into every Hot Works show. Further, she and her team strive to ensure that the work presented covers a wide range of price points. There is art for every budget. Last but not least, purchasers can buy with confidence. Because Narozny does her homework so meticulously, they know they’re not only getting an original work of art from a credentialed artist, they are getting value as well.

 

 

 

Left to Right: Executive Producer Patty Narozny; Boca Council Member and CRA Chair Scott Singer; Sculptor Robert Hyde, 2017 Best of Show 2 of 2; Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie, Boca Council Member Robert Weinroth, Artist Judge Robin Markowitz

 

 

 

 

While the business side of the equation is serious work, attending a Hot Works show is a relaxing, casual experience. It’s like taking a leisurely stroll through a park filled with artwork. There’s no pressure to do anything more than look and envision what that great painting, photograph or sculpture might look like in your home or office. And if you need a little help in the latter category, all of the exhibiting artists are only too happy to bring one or more artworks to your house after hours so that you can see exactly what it looks like on your bookcase, floor or wall.

 

 

For more information:

Visit http://www.hotworks.org or email info@hotworks.org.

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

“Art Of Association” Is A Feast For The Eyes At Lighthouse ArtCenter In Tequesta

Art Associations from Boca Raton to Vero Beach are participating in this refreshing exhibition at the Lighthouse Art Center, which fosters cross pollination of ideas and practices with 2D and 3D media from fiber arts to fused glass. Let your imagination soar as you view the 6th Annual “Art Of Association” through August 11.  Stop by for the next two Thursday Receptions, July 21 and August 11.  Fast moving presentations will be offered by Pecha Cucha and other representatives of the participating associations.  The Rickie Report shares the details here, with some photos of the award winners and guests. Open to the public, this is an opportunity for everyone to meet representatives of the various associations – is there a new art-related networking organization for you?

 

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373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, FL 

(561) 746-3101

www.LighthouseArts.org

Museum Hours:

Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

 

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Artists’ Talks:

3rd Thursday, July 21

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Closing Reception & Season Preview:

2nd Thursday, August 11

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Cost to view exhibition: Members free; $5 nonmembers ages 13 and up; Saturday admission is free.

As part of the National Blue Star Museum initiative, admission is free through September 5, 2016 to active military and their families with valid military I.D.

Exhibition runs through August 11, 2016

 

 

 

This collaborative exhibition features over 100 talented artists from 16 art associations located in Palm Beach and Martin counties.

• Lighthouse Camera Club
• North County Art Association
• Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association
• Plein Air Palm Beach
• Port St. Lucie Art League
• South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild
• Wellington Art Society
• Women in the Visual Arts
• Art Associates of Martin County
• Artists in Florida
• Fabric and Florals by Choice
• Florida Artists Group
• Studio Art Quilt Association
• Jensen Beach Art League
• Lake Worth Art League
• Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild

 

 

 

 

 

It’s a feast for the eyes as the best work by artists of sixteen art associations, from Miami to Vero Beach, is on display at the Lighthouse ArtCenter. The work was juried and judged, resulting in twenty-two awards presented at the 6th Annual Art of Association exhibition opening reception at the ArtCenter in Tequesta.

 

 

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Roehl Acosta, Best Of Show, ” Florida Wave”

Wellington Art Society with Janeen Mason and Nancy Politsch from LAC

 

Curator Janeen Mason, announced the winners to the capacity crowd that took place at the June 3rd Thursday event and Executive Director, Nancy Politsch presented the awards. Jane Davis Doggett, 2016 inductee into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, Jennifer Elser, CEO of the Elliott Museum and Nancy Politsch, served as the judges.  

 

 

 

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First Place: Watercolor, by Carmen Lagos, “Natures Way of Weaving” (left), “Brisa y Mar #2” (middle), “Hidden Universe #4” (right)

 

 

 

 

Collaboration and cooperation are key to the Art of Association, which showcases 375 original works of art from 186 exhibiting artists. Participating art groups include Art Associates of Martin County, Artists in Florida, Fabric and Florals by Choice, Jensen Beach Art League, Lake Worth Art League, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild, Lighthouse Camera Club, North County Art Association, Palm Beach County Art Teacher’s Association, Plein Air Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie Art League, South Florida Basket & Fiber Guild, Studio Art Quilting Association Pod 7 and Pod 8, Wellington Art Society and Women in the Visual Arts.

 

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A reception guest inspecting 2nd place winner Laurie Snow Hein’s “The Hunters Paradise”

“This is an exhibition in which art lovers and collectors can see, as well as purchase, the best work by members of art associations in our region. There are outstanding pieces of art ranging from representational and abstract paintings to photography, ceramic sculptures and glass work to fiber art,” said Executive Director Nancy Politsch. “The openings, lectures and exhibition this summer also offer the participating artists an opportunity to network, share ideas and expand their horizons.”

 

 

 

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Reception guests under the acrylic painting titled “Going Home” by Gustavo Castillio

 

 

 

 

Winners include:

 


BEST OF SHOW: Roehl Acosta, Wellington Art Society, Title: Florida Wave


SCULPTURE, 3-D ANDJEWELRY
• 1st Place: Nancy Politsch, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artist Guild, Glass, Title: Silver Glow
• 2nd Place: Bill Jones, North County Art Associates, Turned wooden bowl with inlaid turquoise, Title: Southwest Trails
• 3rd Place: Carolyn Austin, North County Art Associates, Hand-Blown Glass, Title: Purple Haze
FIBER ART
• 1st Place: Barbara Watler, Studio Art Quilting Association Pod 7, Quilted Applique, Title: Vibrations
• 2nd Place: Cindy Bartosek, South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild, Eco Print on Silk, Title: Natural Impressions
• 3rd Place: Ellen Anderman, SAQA Pod 8, Quilted Applique, Title: Color My World
• Honorable Mention: Malle Whitaker, South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild, Reed and natural materials on stoneware base, Title: Rebirth
ABSTRACT, MIXED MEDIA, ENCAUSTIC
• 1st Place: Karen Angstadt, Jensen Beach Art League, Ink on Fiber, Title: Puppy Love
• 2nd Place: Lorrie Williamson, Florida Artists Group, Mixed Media, Title: Passion for Life
PAINTING, OIL AND ACRYLIC
• 1st Place: Tonya Witzel, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artist Guild, Oil on Canvas, Title: Portico Reflections
• 2nd Place: Laurie Snow Hein, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artist Guild, Acrylic on Canvas, Title: Hunter’s Paradise
• 3rd place: Kris Davis, Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association, Oil on Canvas, Title: Rhythm
• Honorable Mention: Susan Greeley, Women in the Visual Arts, Acrylic on Canvas, Title: Kingston Road Market
WATERCOLOR AND PASTEL
• 1st Place: Carmen Lagos, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artist Guild, Watercolor, Title: Nature’s Way of Weaving
• 2nd Place: Gustavo Castillio, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artist Guild, Watercolor, Title: Sweetwater for Sale
• 3rd Place: Lynn Morgan, Florida Artists Group, Pastel on Paper, Title: Heaven and Earth
• Honorable Mention: Kathryn Adele Schumacher, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artist Guild, Title: Elephant Walk
PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL
• 1st Place: Barry Schein, Artists in Florida, Photography, Title: Masai One
• 2nd Place: Don Lacy, Lighthouse Camera Club, Photography, Title: December Morning
• 3rd Place: Debbie Rubin, Women in the Visual Arts, Photography, Title: The Barbershop
• Hon Mention: Judy Norton, Lighthouse Camera Club, Photography, Title: Red Dragonfly

 

 

ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER
:

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported nonprofit organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum is located at 373 Tequesta Drive and the School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For exhibition or Museum information please call (561) 746-3101 or visit www.LighthouseArts.org.

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Bill Farran Shares Unique Linocuts: A Combined Love Of History, Geography And His Roots

Bill Farran is showing his unique linocut prints at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Biennial Juried Art Exhibit (Opening Reception Feb.11), ArtiGras in Jupiter (Feb. 13- 15) and Chabad House in Manalapan (Feb. 21)  After retiring as a history and culinary arts teacher, Bill Farran became a Florida snowbird.  With the guidance of several art teachers he pursued portraits and outdoor landscapes before he rediscovered his love of block prints. He enjoys working backward and in reverse! Combining his art with his love of history, Bill’s versatility shows as his subjects range from Pop Art to social commentary and his Jewish roots. In addition, Bill is an author and an internationally sought-after speaker.  The Rickie Report shares Bill’s story, his upcoming Exhibits and speaking engagements plus some sneak peeks.  Bill’s abundant knowledge, including more of his artwork as well videos, resources and a vast history lesson can be found on his website.  

 

 

 

The   Linocuts   of   Bill   Farran

 

Meet The Artist:

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

“Art 2016”  Biennial Juried Art Exhibit

Public Opening Reception:

 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

4:00 – 6:00 PM:

Exhibit runs through Friday, March 18, 2016

Gallery Hours:  Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Levis JCC Sandler Center
21050 95th Avenue S.     Boca Raton, FL 33428
(located off Glades Road at 95th Avenue S., West of the Florida Turnpike)

 

 

 

ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival

 


February 13, 14 & 15, 2016

Saturday 10am to 6pm


Sunday 10am to 6pm


Monday 10am to 5pm


Abacoa Town Center in Jupiter, Florida

Central Boulevard between Main Street Circle and Fredrick Small Circle & University Boulevard

 

 

 

Chabad of South Palm Beach

 

Sunday, February 21

 4-6 PM

 

 

 

Plaza Del Mar  224 S. Ocean Blvd.  

Manalapan, FL 33462

Gallery Show runs February 21st  thru March

 

 

 

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“Flowers”, Linocut by Bill Farran

 

 

It all started in 1968 with the need for a quick gift. Bill Farran made a woodcut, and framed it. After that, he created a woodcut or linocut each Jewish New Year. His two children were announced to the world via woodcuts. As the years passed and postage increased, Jewish New Year Cards became less frequent.

 

 

 

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“Klezmer Singer, Elizabeth Schwartz” by Bill Farran

 

 

 

Bill tells The Rickie Report, “Then in 2011 two things happened. First, I made a Jewish New Card and posted it on Youtube for my friends and family. In the past I incorporated the usual images; apples and honey, views of the Jerusalem skyline, Chassids dancing, men holding the torah or blowing the shofer. In 2012, I made a linocut Jewish New Year Card of the Gvozdetz wooden synagogue (Gwoździec, Poland is now Hvfzdets, Ukraine). It must have been fate”.

 

 

 

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Jewish New Year Linocut by Bill Farran

 

 

Bill met a group of men in Century Village who were members of the woodcarving club. They were a mixed group, liberals and conservatives, religious Jews and non-religious Jews, Americans and Canadians. “I decided to make a Jewish New Years video, as I would carve and print my linocuts with them each Tuesday morning. I never did make the video. As one thing always leads to another, before I knew it I’d created over 20 Wooden Synagogue linocuts, spent untold hours researching and learning about Eastern European history, had entered shows, and began to speak about “Lost Treasures: Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe”.

 

 

 

“My wooden synagogue series has become a labor of love. It brings together many aspects of myself. My love of history and geography, my love affair with Jewish genealogy, my love of art, and my love of my wife who helps me research and write”.

 

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Wooden Synagogue of Novyy Yarychiv, Ukraine by Bill Farran

 

 

TRR: Take us through the process of a linocut:

BF:

 

A linocut is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum (sometimes mounted on a wooden block) is used for the relief surface. A design is cut into the linoleum surface with a sharp knife, V-shaped chisel or gouge, with the raised (uncarved) areas representing a reversal (mirror image) of the parts to show printed. The linoleum sheet is inked with a roller (called a brayer), and then impressed onto paper or fabric. The actual printing can be done by hand or with a press.

 

 

The process begins with finding a photo or drawing of a wooden synagogue. They were all destroyed by the end of World War II, and very few images have survived. We research the history of the towns or shetles, to learn about the synagogue, how the people lived and finally how the Jewish presence came to an end. We often become very emotional, but it is my way of not forgetting the past. Then I transfer the image to a linoleum block and carve. I work backwards, only “what I leave behind” prints. The next stage is to make a print from the block. I have to ink the block and place a sheet of acid free paper over it and burnish the image. All my prints are hand printed. Each print is ever so slightly different and I create limited editions.

 

 

 

 

Bill explains, “My artistic focus and inspiration flow from two sources. First, I love my medium, block printing. The feel of the wood or linoleum under the carving tools transports me to another plain. The process of working backwards and in reverse is an enjoyable challenge. In block printing one has to remove surface, leaving behind the surface that will accept the ink and print. When adding color a second block has to be carved. Hand printing in itself is an art”.

 

 

 

“Second, I love my subject love – the wooden synagogues of Eastern Europe and their importance in Jewish cultural history. Depicting them as linocuts and woodcuts, began with creating a simple Jewish new year’s card has become a journey reinventing my life. Wooden synagogues are gone from Eastern Europe, victims of fire, war, old age and the Holocaust. Through art I try to bring back these wonderful Jewish wooden synagogues, to give us a glimpse of the past”.

 

 

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City View of Vitebsk, Belarus by Bill Farran

 

 

TRR:  How did you get started creating your art work?

 BF:

I needed a quick last minute gift for my Mom and decided to make a wood cut. I based it on Vincent Van Gogh’s Postman Joseph Roulin. Everyone said it looked like a rabbi, so I used it as a Jewish New Year Card. After that card I made a woodcut or linocut each Jewish New Year.

 

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Prienai,Lithuania by Bill Farran

 

 

TRR:  Tell us about your lectures.

 BF:

 

I use my Art to educate my audience about Jewish history is Eastern Europe from 900 AD to the present. My goal is to impart that Jews were fairly well off until the Partition of Poland, in 1772-1794.

 

Topics:
• Jews in the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania
• The Art of Wooden Synagogues, What motivates the Artist
• The Jews under the rule of the Tsars
• Rise and Fall of the Shtetl
• Yom Ha Shoah
• Kristallnacht

 

 

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Lost Souls of the Ghetto by Bill Farran

 

 

TRR: We understand that you have lectured internationally and in the US.

 BF:

 

I love the art and the knowledge that I acquired, and I have a passion to share them with people.My next lecture will be on February 21, 2016 at Chabad of South Palm Beach.

Most recently:

• November, 2015 92nd Street Y, New York, NY “The Jews under the rule of the Tzars”
• August, 2015 Neptune Towers Co-op, Long Beach NY “Rise and Fall of the Shtetl”
• August 2015 92nd Street Y, New York, NY “Rise and Fall of the Shtetl”
• April, 2015 Temple Beth Shalom, Melville NY: “Yom Ha Shoah Commemoration”
• April, 2015 Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center, “Yom Ha Shoah Commemoration”
• March, 2015 Jewish Genealogy Society of Palm Beach; Florida
• September 2014 Temple Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek,Chester, CT “Jews in the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania”
• January 13, 2014 Na’amat Movement Of Working Woman And Volunteers, Valencia Lakes, Boynton Beach, Florida “Jews in the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania”
• August, 2014 International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) 33rd International Conference on Jewish Genealogy; Boston MA “Jews in the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania”
• July, 2014 Tomek Wisniewski’s Studio Of Film, Sound and Photography, Michalowo Poland. “A Day of Jewish Culture. Jews in the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania”.
• November, 2014 Long Beach. NY Public Library “Kristallnacht‎”
• March, 2013 Jewish Genealogical Society of Long Island; NY “Jews in the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania”
• March, 2013 Adolph And Rose Levis JCC, Boca Raton, Florida “Jews in the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania”
• January 2013 Century Village Art Club, Boca Raton, Florida “The Art of the Wooden Synagogue”

 

 

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“Sugar” by Bill Farran

 

 

TRR:  Where have you exhibited your Art?

BF:

ArtiGras is my first professional Exhibition, as I am now a full-time artist.  Previously my work has been seen at:  Huntington Arts Council, “Artie Techie Show”, Huntington NY July, 2015; Huntington Arts Council “Don’t Eat This” Art Show  Huntington NY May, 2015;  Ocean Ridge Coastal Artist Exhibition, Ocean Ridge, FL March 2015;  Temple Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek Gallery, Chester, CT August-October 2014;  Anti-Defamation League of Palm Beach; Florida Artworks: “Justice, Advocacy & Art” November 14, 2013;  The Opera and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Podlasie-European Centre for the Arts, Bialystok, Poland August 19 – September 20. 2014; The Studio of Film, Sound and Photography, Michalowo, Poland July 7, 2014-August 7, 2014;  Arts Arena Gallery, Delray Beach, Florida January 2013 and the Public Library, Long Beach NY October-November 2012.

 

 

 

Bill continues to write for various newsletters, including the most recent “The Towns of Our Ancestors”.  He is available for small groups, synagogues, organizations, museums and special events.

 

 

 

TRR: What sustains your creative energy?

BF:

I’m always learning and discovering new things about both block printing and Jewish history.

 

 

TRR:  What challenges you face as an emerging artist and what would you share with other emerging artists?

BF: 

It’s a challenge to find a balance between creating and marketing.  Keep working and promoting yourself!

 

 

For more information please contact:

www.billfarran.com

www.facebook.com/bill.farran

 516-869-4049

E-mail: billfarran@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

“Artfest On The Green” Is Still Accepting Applications For Event In January

The Wellington Art Society is sending out a Call to Artists for their 10th Annual ArtFest on the Green. This outdoor show is well attended and has been the starting point for many emerging artists to take their next big step in the local and national art scene. The Rickie Report shares the information and applications – for members and non-members. Cash prizes of $2,000, recognition, and networking with art patrons…we know what a terrific opportunity this is and urge you to apply!  We are including the non-member application in this article.

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society

Call to Artists

“ArtFest on the Green”

January 30th & January 31st, 2016

Wellington Amphitheater is located at 12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd.

 

Wellington, Florida

 

 

Art Fest 2016 flyer

 

The Wellington Art Society presents its 9th Annual Juried Fine Art and Fine Craft Show, ArtFest on the Green, to be held at the Wellington Amphitheater Saturday, January 30, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, January 31, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Proceeds from this show will go toward the Wellington Art Society’s Scholarship Fund as well as other community programs.

 

 

Fees to the artist include a $25 non-refundable application fee and a $175 booth fee. Artists will be judged for originality, creativity, technique, and booth design by an independent team of judges. This show will award $2,000 in cash prizes.

 

 

 

Artists will be juried in. All Fine Art and Fine Craft work must be designed and created by the artist. Prints and duplications of your original artwork will be allowed, but the majority of the booth must be original art created by the artist. Painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, textiles, woodworking, photography and other mediums will be considered.

 

 

 

This show will take place at the beautiful Wellington Amphitheater at 12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd. in Wellington, Florida during the peak Equestrian and Tourist Season and is free to the public. The Amphitheater includes an outdoor stage featuring live and recorded music throughout the event. Food vendors and a youth art activity area will also be present. Saturday morning, the City of Wellington will feature its Green Market in the adjacent parking lot.

 

 

Set up will occur Friday afternoon, January 29th, 2015. Security will be provided overnight Friday and Saturday. Artists will provide and set up their own 10’ x 10’ white tent, closing the sides overnight.

 

 

The Wellington Art Society will be advertising this event in the Palm Beach Post and the Town-Crier newspapers, as well as to over 1,200 local Chamber of Commerce members, The Rickie Report and extensive social media. Artists will have the opportunity to purchase ads in the event booklet, which will be offered free to art show attendees.

 

 

For more information contact:

Adrianne Hetherington at Tilemaker@aol.com or by calling 561-301-4498

or

Leslie Pfeiffer at: mysticway1@bellsouth.net or by calling 561-632-3677

 

 

Applications due DECEMBER 15, 2015

and are available online at:

 

 

www.wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com

or

www.wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

ArtFest on the Green

10th Annual Fine Art and Fine Craft Show

Non-Member Application

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

SET UP is on FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 1:00 – 6:00 PM

TEARDOWN is on SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Wellington Amphitheater, 12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, FL 33414

Application Fee (non-refundable) – $25

Booth Fee (one 10×10 Space) – $200.

 

REQUIREMENTS

10 x 10 Artist Tents with sides (no tent stakes; weights must be used), tables, chairs and other displays are the responsibility of the artist. Booths must look professional, and spaces are to be attended at all times. Security will be provided overnight Friday and Saturday. This is an outdoor event, rain or shine. Artist is responsible for Florida sales tax. Liability for loss/damage to any property/artwork is that of the artist. Accepted art includes but is not limited to: pottery, sculpture, painting, photography, jewelry, glass, and woodworking. Refunds are not provided for accepted artists who are unable to participate in the show. Artists will be judged on the basis of originality, creativity, technique, and booth design, by an independent team of judges. This show will offer $2,000 in cash prizes. One artist represented per booth. Artists notified by email of acceptance or rejection.

 

 

SUBMITTAL DEADLINE

IS DECEMBER 15, 2015

 

For more information contact: Adrianne Hetherington: 561-301-4498, Tilemaker@aol.com, or Leslie Pfeiffer: 561-632-3677, mysticway1@bellsouth.net

 

ARTIST NAME: ______________________________________________

MEDIUM:_______________________________

BUSINESS NAME: _______________________________________________________

ADDRESS: ____________________________________________

CITY, STATE & Zip:_______________________________

PHONE#: _________________ OR _________________

EMAIL: _____________________________________________

 

 

Please include 5 photos of your art work and one photo of your set up. CD’s accepted.
Photos will be reviewed for quality of fine art, fine craft and booth presentation.
Mail this portion of form with fees payable to: Wellington Art Society, Inc.
WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY, P.O. BOX 212943, ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL. 33421-2943

Please write Attention: ArtFest on the envelope.

Wellington Art Society, Inc., is a 501 © (3) non-profit organization. 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Mary Cotello Announces Special Basketry Workshop: Palm, Palms and More Palms!

When we look at the basket artistry of Mary Catello and Teri Salomoni, we are in awe – of their designs and abilities to bring branches and leaves to life again!  Mary is offering a special three-part workshop in December.  The Rickie Report shares the details here. This will make a great holiday gift – a class where they will learn how create their own designs!

 

 

 

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EarthArt Creative Baskets

 

 

 

maryTropical Basket Art

 

 

A mother and daughter team that collaborate on an art “unique” to Florida.
Creativity and an over-abundance of foliage results in endless possibilities.

 

 

Mary Catello and Teri Salamoni

Mary Catello and Teri Salomoni

Mary Catello

Mary has always enjoyed expressing her creativity. She was a trendsetting salon owner and stylist in New York City where creating masterpieces of tresses was her art form. Simultaneously, she opened The MaryGrace Institute; the first accredited Nail Technology School in New York. At MaryGrace students were taught, along with basic nail theory and practical lessons, award-winning techniques in airbrushing, 3-dimensional and multi-media nail art.

 

 
In 1994, after selling her salon and school, Mary relocated to South Florida and began taking classes in sketching, acrylics and water colors. But her true passion began when she met a basket weaver in Sedona, Arizona. Mary was inspired and a fiber artist was born!

 

 
Mary took only two basket weaving classes with internationally-known weavers, Flo Hoppe and Mary Hetts. She was introduced to palm inflorescence by Judy Briscoe, another basket weaver. On her own she began to experiment with size and materials determined to transform the traditional basket into art, and art it is! Her work is unique and identifiable.

 

 

 

Teri Salomoni

Teri has experienced both commercial and community recognition. She worked with Saks Fifth Avenue designing and decorating their floor and window displays at the Boca Raton, Worth Avenue and Palm Beach Gardens locations. She designed windows at the Nicole Miller boutiques in South Beach and Boca Raton. At sea, she was commissioned by Princess Cruise Lines to decorate their fleet for the holidays.

 

 
In 2002 she partnered in a public art project “Flamingos in the Gables” and, in 2003, Teri assisted a local ceramic artist with an installation to beautify parks in urban areas. Also, that year, Teri was commissioned by the Broward County Art Teacher Association to make metal sculptures for their annual conferences.

 

 
In recent years, Teri found her passion in wood turning. To learn this art, Teri, studied with three local masters — Tim Rowe, Gerhard Schwenke and Lee Sky. She also studied with national masters, Bonnie Klien and Mark St. Ledger, and international master Marilyn Cambell. Teri’s mom taught her the basics of weaving but Teri took that to a new level by adding her love of wood. This mixed medium, wood and palm inflorescence, combined with the skills of weaving and wood turning, makes each one of Teri’s vessels truly unique.

 

 

 

Artist Statement

The featured weaving material is queen palm inflorescence that has been carefully selected, then cleaned and dried over several weeks. The woods used for turning can be found curbside or purchased from an exotic collection. Each and every sculpture starts with the gathering and preparation of material, always mindful not to bruise or harm any trees or plants. The artistic workmanship is a combination of weaving and turning and the process may take weeks based on the complexity of the design.

 

 

 
Currently their work is on permanent display at Artisans on the Ave. in Lake Worth, Florida Craftsmen Gallery. St Petersburg and The Stranahan House in Ft Lauderdale. Annually they are featured at The Barn Gallery for the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation event. Their work has been selected to be displayed at The Fairchild Garden and the Miami Botanical Gardens Art Shows, both in Miami, and the Mounts Botanical Garden in Palm Beach. In February 2013, they received the Elizabeth Geisler Award for Excellence and a First Place ribbon by the Venetian Basket Weavers Guild in Venice Florida for 2 pieces.  Mary also presides over the newly- formed South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild which meets monthly. It is a great opportunity to network with other people interested in fiber arts and basketry.

 

 

 

For private commission work, customizations, exhibition requests or price inquiries, contact

 561 665 0092 or email mary@earthartbymaryandteri.com

http://www.earthartbymaryandteri.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Finely Carved Birds, Spun Glass and Expert Woodwork Highlight Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery’s Exhibit Before It Moves to a New Location

Join The Rickie Report as Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery features two of their most recent artists and one overwhelming old time favorite.  They present works of finely crafted wooden pieces and lamp-worked (or spun) glass figures.  As the non-profit artist cooperative begins its last month at the 605 Lake Avenue location in downtown Lake Worth, expect a whirlwind of special events starting with Wooden Fantasies with a Touch of Glass.  The Rickie Report will publish Clay Glass Metal Stone’s new location, address and hours soon, so stay connected!

Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery

Presents

Wooden Fantasies with a Touch of Glass

Friday, March 1, 2013   6-9 PM

605 Lake Avenue : Downtown Lake Worth

The event is free and open to the public.

 
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Loxahatchee artist Eric Codner, crafter of finely made jewelry boxes, tables and mirrors employs local and exotic woods in his work.  
Hand Made Wood Table

Hand Made Wood Table by Eric Codner

A self-taught woodworker who has honed his craft over a 20 year period, his works are as pleasing to the eye as his finishes are to the touch.  
Jewelry Box

Jewelry Box

He works in the style of Queen Anne, Chippendale, Federal and Arts and Crafts. Perfection in execution and visual beauty are trademarks of his work.  Using hand tools gives him the freedom to create without the limitations imposed by machinery. Clear finishes bring out the natural beauty of the wood.
 
Magpie

Magpie

David Cericola, master woodcarver, creates birds that are so lifelike, the gallery has been asked if they are products of taxidermy.  Each feather is carved to perfection.  Each bird appears to be live, in its natural setting.  Complimenting the carved wood is exquisitely formed metal work for the legs and vegetation.  
Tricolored Heron

Tricolored Heron

Because of the many months it takes to create each work, when one sells, it is not immediately replaced.  Each new carving is of yet another bird living in the Florida wetlands.  No birds are ever repeated.
 

Wayne Smith Glass Spinner

Wayne Smith Glass Spinner

 

Wayne Smith has become a glass spinning one-man show at the CGMS Gallery.  In demand for demonstrations, he sits outside the gallery creating fantasy figures, animals of all kinds and sailing ships. 
Wayne's Dragon

Wayne’s Dragon

He quickly dispels the notion that he is a glass blower by demonstrating the art of spinning.  Those with pets bring him pictures and he, within a few minutes, recreates the animal in glass.  Collectors of pigs, ducks or dragons try to stump him, but all fail as the collectable appears before their very eyes.
 
Wayne's Sailing Ship

Wayne’s Sailing Ship

Clay§Glass§Metal§Stone Cooperative Gallery is sponsored by the Flamingo Clay Studio, a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio and gallery space for three-dimensional artists.  The gallery is located at 605 Lake Avenue in downtown Lake Worth. Hours are Sunday thru Tuesday, 9AM-1PM. Wednesday thru Saturday, 9AM-9PM.   Gallery openings are the first and third Friday of each month from 6-9 PM with many special events in-between.  For information call Joyce Brown-215-205-9441 or JCLay6@aol.com.  Gallery phone: 561-588-8344.

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291