An Art filled weekend. 2/28/2023. 5 venues

Yes, five venues. It will take 3 posts to recount it fully, and share images with each. To start I created invitations to interested friends.

Post Card invitation to collage art

Arrival of a artist friend always sets the pace. First: Art Palm Beach, it’s the last day, let’s go!

Reminded me of Debra Providences work, hers is clay this is Murano Glass
This beauty is $25,000

Walk into our PNC Bank you will see very much the same quality floral art. Suitable for a cottage and far less than than the $25,000 price tag. . For the affordable price 175.00 pick up a 12×12 these charming oils fit into a charming cottages. Perfect for many of our cottages of Lake Worth Beach.

Amazing the variety or the similarity. Then I saw this painting . It took me back a week when I also drew the very same subject matter “Lucy in the sky w Diamonds” by Healander. Same vantage point, I was trying for a portrait. but she was folding laundry, not facing me. I drew her black patten heels . Healander’s is 3 ft tall in colour appropriately priced for Art Palm Beach and mine is in my sketchbook.

Yellow and Blue are complimentary colours

One of the sponsors of this show was Brightline so a lot of yellow and I could not resist.

Saw attributions, appropriations and yes I came away inspired. Next. TWO (2) Mtn gallery on Lake Ave. and just a block away our THREE (3) Palm Beach Cultural Council. The exhibition was about our environment it was an open call so many artists are represented here. I had to smile we were greeted by Royal Poinciana seedpods here’s image.

Another similar treatment to a common object found under our feet. my neighborhood has the oldest Royal Poinciana tree and very generous with its seed pods. We the kids and I made Christmas ornamentations gracing the tree this past Holiday season.

A neighborhood project Dec 2022

Always fun when sharing quality time w like minded friends. Here at the Cultural Council we enjoyed recognizing our friends efforts and successes.

Elaine Webber’s

Another work of art that caught my interest as a bibliophile was the treatment. Impeccably executed by Autumn Kioti. The title of the

Autumn Kioto

Exhibition title was odd “ they them him her his etc etc. “. How would an artist know to submit.

Part TWO

Now close to home at the HATCH Four (4)

An appointment to collect our art from the “ Community Show” it’s over! Now in its 5th year. It was let’s say ( from my perspective as a long time Galleriest/Judge/curator). A community show. Put up your $ and you will be hung. Here is where my personal opinion comes in. Enjoyed many PCs. Loved Sami’s Oversized Boxer, Bludworth’s sea maidens made from recycled cardboard. Here my eyes were drawn to a specific work of art. in love instantaneously as I delivered my effort. Yes I also liked the quality of my studio partners. Hers should have been larger, needed more presence .

Cristina’s should have been one of the top winners. I’m a traditionalist in taste. She could stand side by side with any of the impressionists..

My submission with my model Pedro Antonio
Cristina on left and Sherrie on right
Top Prize winner Debra Providence receiving her award.

It was fortuitous that we met at the end, mutual admiration. here we chatted a bit she belongs to the Palm Beach plain air painters and informed us that there would be a meet-up the following morning. YES. We will join in. 52 artists had already RSVP for Lake Ida paint out.

FOUR (4).

We headed to our friends Art loft of Louise Noaks across the street. A sign welcomed us to her pop up event. Two other artists joined her there. And we met up with new resident ! Old Groveite Cara Nusinov.

Louise showing her photographic prints
Cara chatting w Aidana’s husband Steve Sundberg Aidana seen Background

This was a great little gathering as Cara also a published poet of “unrequited Loves and other French Kisses” met Aidana’s Husband Steve Sundberg who wrote “street Logic”. Yes sometimes the faiths have a hand in our well-being. Always believed in serendipity!

A night out at the newly opened CANA restaurant and a game of Backgammo ready for tomorrow.

FIVE (5)

A meeting of 52 artists now 54. A bit like the wildcard* participants of Sky Arts “Landscape Artist of the year”. Don’t know it,.? check it out on you tube. Been following it since it’s inception.

Painters came to Lake Worth Beach
Ralph Papa at Lake Ida

We were early and found our spot met with Ralp Papa who recently brought artists to paint downtown Lake Worth Beach. This was eye opening. Found 4 Lake Worth Artists I did not know. This group will soon have an exhibition at the DelRay Library.

Christine LWB artist + memb. Palm Beach Plein air Painters
Marietta LWB artist + Memb. Of PBPAir Painters
But of course, one of my favorites. They were all good!

EDITORS NOTE. My blog my opinionated self.

Tourists are back

Lake Worth beach was a tourist MECcA this past Saturday. Plein air Palm Beach and the Palm Beach Sketchers converged on Lake Ave. Admired by visitors and locals, seen carrying their morning coffee. going from artist to sketcher along our avenue.

Saturday morning on Lake Ave.

We are known for having a fair share of Art Deco buildings, which was the focus of this day. Not just that but Lake Worth also has over one thousand charming quaint cottages that can easily be seen via a self guided tour on the one way streets that comprise the 2 mile area.

Saw Different medias in use, this one was pastel
Cluster of artists focusing on our Lake Worth Playhouse

Sketchers sat at Una’s Bakery looking north across at the pastel shops on the avenue. The artists came from Hollywood, st. Augustine, Singer Island, Boynton Beach. Etc. Etc. 38 had already RSVP when the invitation went out,

Sketchers enjoying the perfect morning.

A great gathering of art lovers. Met up w friends not seen for two years. I moved here for the Artistic vibe. First heard about it when the CRA held a charrette and 72 artists from around S Florida attended the presentation.

A local snowbird just arrived in time.
Representing Plain Air Palm Beach Ralp Papa and the Palm Beach Sketchers. AnnaMaria Windisch Hunt

And there is more off the main area there where one can find charming Art Deco Homes

Somewhere on S. Palmway