Artists of Palm Beach County
Our Mon, Jul 9th, 2012
General Meeting
started at 7:00pm and ended at 9:00pm

The meeting was hosted by Nicole Hickey, Artists' Services Director.

The theme of the meeting was:

We will meet this month a the new home of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, in the newly re-purposed Art Deco building on Lake Avenue in Lake Worth. We will be able to see "PBC: ART", the Council's first juried exhibition of 22 local artists who were chosen from a call to artists, and the work of two artists who were invited to show selections of their work. Anthony Burks, Sr., Katie Deits, and Vickie Siegel, who all have pieces in PBC: ART, will talk about their work. Nicole Hickey, Artists' Services Director, will talk about the many facets of the Cultural Council's work and give us a tour of this historic building.

Vicki Siegel is known for her work utilizing multiple images and image transfers. In the 80’s she produced large scale multi-image pieces in Milan, Italy that combined hundreds of 35mm slides, music and large scale projection. While pursuing a career in advertising in South Florida, working in both print and video, she developed a passion for painting. Vicki combines the colors and light of the tropical landscape, the energetic paint strokes of abstract expressionism and the use of multiple images in pop art in her work. Vicki’s work has been shown in numerous galleries throughout South Florida.

Katie Deits creates original sculptures and fine arts photography. She studied art in New York City and Italy, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of South Florida, is a Master Photographer and has won many awards for her photography. In 2007, she was a recipient of the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Palm Beach County. She is a member of the International Association of Art Critics and writes about art for various publications about the arts in and around Palm Beach County. Katie is the executive director of the Lighthouse Art Center Museum & School of Art in Tequesta, Florida.

Anthony Burks, a native Floridian, is both a fine and commercial artist. He uses numerous forms of media including pen & ink, pastels, watercolor and color pencil.
This Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale graduate has won awards and contests including Best of Show in several art shows. He's done freelance work for a number companies including: Beverly Bean Associates, Baron Signs Manufacturing and Advent Advertising. He has also worked with several organizations including: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, The Urban League, The Children’s Coalition, Palm Beach Artist Showcase, Center for Creative Education and Voices of Pride.
Anthony has also exhibited his artwork at various galleries, museums and events, a Solo Show at Expressive Vibe Art Gallery, the Cornell Museum at Old School Square, The Historical Jenkins and the Palm Beach County Governor’s Club, as well as showcases at Gallery One, Ann Norton Sculpture Garden, The Palm Beach County Cultural Council Arts Exhibition, A Gathering of Kuumba at Old School Square, Poetic Expressions, Speak Easy poetry showcase, Nubian Art Gallery and Eg2 Gallery Group. Anthony’s painting, Freedom, 2001 is in the Cornell Museum's permanent collection.

Anthony also works to encourage artistic youth to further pursue their own creative talents and to help promote the arts. He is presently joint founder of A.T.B. Graphic Designers ™, Soul Poetry™, A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers ™ & Collaboration art showcase. He was a co-manager of ArtSpace 408 in the Village in the business district of Northwood Village, & is presently working on his first coffee table art book .

The Cultural Council was built in 1939 by Florida Theaters, Inc. and has been described as ‘art moderne’. Through the decades the building has been transformed many times. In 2010 Mary Montgomery donated the building to the Cultural Council.

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County markets the county's cultural tourism, advocates for cultural funding, supports arts education and provides grants to cultural organizations and artists. It is the official agency for arts and cultural development,

Members: $0.00

Non-Members: $5.00
Payment will be collected at the door.
If you join at the meeting, your payment will be applied to your membership fee.