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.

Art Palm Beach

I recommended it and I went, my opinion  always  have been strong.  Lots of the work is what I consider urban art (graffiti). After the outcry from locals about the Mural Project, when they first saw the containers in Bryant Park with graffiti,   You, might not enjoy this show as much.

urban art

There was quite a bit of photography blown up and in editions of 30, as they were presented by a gallery from a Holland gallery.    If you’ve never been exposed to art that is valued at $20.000 you should definitely go as it is all for sale. There will be someone who will appreciate and purchase the work.

Steve Jobs diet

This piece did intrigue me.  A still life of a persons diet?  Titled.  STEVE JOBS FRUITARIAN DIET  73 X 49 edition  of 30 only $4,700. and it is a C print.   Why did I find this interesting.  One, I did not know Steve Jobs was a fruitarian . Two  the artist/ photographer Dan Bannino  has gone around the world and gathered similar images of world famous people’s diet.  The gallery volunteered this info,  he has also had done Trump. lol .

Artist/angel George Taylor known for his equestrian art.Several not for profit made it into the show from Jupiter to South Miami.  Love that they made room for them.  Art Basel always had a long wall of not for profits represented at their shows.  Great way to discover emerging artists.  I found 4 from our area that are in this show.  Art Palm Beach seemed a bit smaller than previous years.  Whats NEW the parking arrangement.  You now park in the new garage, one piece of advice take your ticket with you.  Pay stations are in the garage lobby as you exit the show.  its $5 for up to 3 hours.  Was not able to return for ticket to 2nd level as elevator would not stop there.   Saw two miniature  faux Rothkos with scribbles across them (grafitti).  By miniature, they were  approximately 40×28 Rothkos originals always were quite large.

George Taylor with Louise Noaks of the LW Arts Lofts.

I said to Artist George Taylor “in 80 years you work  will also be worth $80,000” as his horses are  better executed than this primative work priced at $78,000 by little known French artist.  The piece comes from a period when we know THE French artists names. This piece is beautifully preserved and has charm, and most likely has provenance. Now is the time to purchase local area artists.  While it is still affordable!

next generation of artists

What gives me hope the next generation will find their voice and graffiti will by then be passe.