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.
Arrival of a artist friend always sets the pace. First: Art Palm Beach, it’s the last day, let’s go!
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.
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.
Always fun when sharing quality time w like minded friends. Here at the Cultural Council we enjoyed recognizing our friends efforts and successes.
Another work of art that caught my interest as a bibliophile was the treatment. Impeccably executed by Autumn Kioti. The title of the
Exhibition title was odd “ they them him her his etc etc. “. How would an artist know to submit.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
EDITORS NOTE. My blog my opinionated self.