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Artists return to beach for 35th Festival of the Arts next weekend

Eileen Seitz returns to festival with her tropical designs.
Eileen Seitz returns to festival with her tropical designs.

 

By Judi Vik

Pelican staff


Deerfield Beach – Exhibitors are coming from across the country, some from as far away as Arizona and Maine, for the 35th edition of the Festival of the Arts.

They will join many South Florida artists for the juried show, set for Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 24 and 25, along Ocean Way.

The festival, featuring 125 artists, takes place south of the International Fishing Pier, which provides a scenic background for the event, which includes continuous live music, a variety of foods, adult refreshments, a student art exhibit and a kids’ zone.

John Goldacker, an artist from Merritt Island, will be on hand to sign the poster chosen for this year’s show. The colorful and original piece of art will be sold at the Deerfield Beach Cultural Committee booth along with t-shirts and memorabilia from previous years.

The artists work in a variety of mediums: oils, acrylics, watercolor, photography, clay, pastels, gems and metals, glass, fabrics and fiber, wood and leather.

Among the returnees for this year’s festival is Eileen Seitz, a Coconut Grove artist and world traveler, who brings the outside environment inside and incorporates architecture, nature and people in her works.

“The colors and combinations of color are the most important thing” in her watercolor drawings and paintings, she says. “A healing energy comes through.”

Seitz has been painting since the age of 8 and is now 63. Painting is her mission, “to bring beauty to the earth through line, form and color.

Her works are found in hospitals, resorts, doctors’ offices and restaurants. She now also has hand-painted fabrics and will display some of her tunics, camisoles and pillows at the Deerfield event, along with some of her original, limited edition watercolors of Europe and the South Pacific.

Seitz says she likes the Deerfield festival for the location and the people who set it up. “They support the

Eileen Seitz

Laura and Zickie  creators of the
“Islands Runaway”
Caribbean Travel Blog met me at the
South Miami Art Festival.
www.islandsrunaway.com

Zickie took, photos and Laura wrote a fabulous story about me,
my life and my art work.

Please enjoy!

click on the link below

http://www.islandrunaways.com/#!Island-Artist-Eileen-Seitz-Paints-the-Tropics/c1vz9/A3FC4168-0512-42FA-8341-9AAA907C0254

 

 

 

 

“Award of Excellence” – The Printing Association of Florida

September 2014

The Printing Association of Florida  announces the winners of their annual print award contest. The winners are in three categories: Best of Category, Award of Excellence, and the Judges Award.

Franklin Dodd Communications, Miami Florida  extends its congratulations to Eileen Seitz of Eileen Seitz Fine Art, Inc. for her artistic rendition of the Radisson Blu Resort, etc.”

Eileen won the Award of Excellence for the Radisson Blu Resort, Marina and Spa, St. Marten note cards.

“Artist in Residence”-RCCL Rhapsody of the Seas -Hawaiian Islands across Pacific ocean to Vancouver, B.C.

I was invited to be the guest artist for two weeks on “Rhapsody of the Seas”
We sailed around the Hawaiian Islands and then across the Pacific to Vancouver.
It was a great trip.. met lots of people, sold lots of giclees..
May 11-22, 2013

Here I am with” Fire in the Sky” original watercolor and “Mayan Family” – Original watercolor

Here Mark is auctioning “Ribbons of Light” on the stage

Mark the Auctioneer with “Under the Golden Coconuts”

The Room was packed everyday with the Ships Guests while we sailed one week across the Pacific Ocean.

Dr Robert Aden, artwork for his office

With the assistance of Dr Aden I designed and framed 5 of my giclees for his office in Miami, Florida

Heliconia Hills Giclee framed with acid free mats and Uv Conservation Clear glass.

Summer Blooms Giclee framed with acid free mats and Uv Conservation Clear glass.

ButterFly Beach Giclee matted and framed with acid free mats and Uv Conservation Clear glass.

Award Ceremony for the Mosaic Mural work in Coconut Grove, Fl

Eileen Seitz was awarded a Certificate of Commendation honoring her civic responsibility and wonderful committment to the City of Miami in support of cultural enrichment through outstanding service in the creation of the Coconut Grove Children’s Mosaic Mural.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YLJnxubORA
 

CERTIFICATE

 AWARD CERTIFICATE

Tea For The Horses

horse As one of the artists for this charitable event, I was given a horse cutout and painted it as I was inspired.
 
When I was 21 years old I lived in New York State in the summer. The fellow I was with had a horse Poncho and he and I and Poncho and a dog, Charlie a puppied walked like to Indians through NY State on our way to Cape Cod.
Many events and experiences we had over 1 week and 125 miles. One of us walked and one rode, camping out every night in the forests and by the rivers.
Later on in my life I lived on a finca in Costa Rica, riding horses every day. Then again Colorado and Arizona riding horses through the red rocks  and then again in Utah riding horses through red rock canyon, I was moved to help the horses.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tea For The Horses Fundraiser – November 13, 2011

Tea For The Horses Fundraiser
“Tea, Savories, Scones & Sweets”
Musical Arrangements by Peggy Hall on the Baby Grand
Sunday, November 13, 2011
$25 per Adult
$15 children 6-12
Children under 6 years – Free
3pm to 5pm
2985 South Bayshore Drive
Coconut Grove, Florida 33133
(305) 446-2909
 
 my horse is called "Poncho"
 
 
South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue will be the beneficiary of “Tea for the Horses” presented by The Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove from 3 pm to 5 pm on Sunday, November 13, 2011 at the club’s historic house, 2985 South Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove. The cost to attend the event is $25 per person/$15 children age 12 and under. All proceeds will benefit the South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue. Advance reservations are not required, but for more information or to make reservations online, go to www.helpthehorses.com or call 305 460-0157.

Through the years, the Woman’s Club has worked on projects as diverse as historic preservation, women’s suffrage, AIDS awareness, arts and culture programs and after school education projects, always keeping the scope of their work within the themes of promoting the family, preserving history, and supporting education and the arts in our community.

Today club members take a leadership role in historic preservation. They support the fine and performing arts in a significant way; creating and hosting an important juried arts exhibition in Miami Dade County for high school students as well as supporting stage performances by “Shakespeare in the Park” and the Crystal Parrot Players.

“This benefit for the horses is a perfect fit for us,” states Dolly MacIntyre, who is chairing the event. “In 1891, when the Club was founded, horses were a common sight in Coconut Grove. They’ve since been replaced by the automobile, but the history of Coconut Grove could not have been written without those long ago horses.”

“In fact,” according to Jeanette Jordan, president of South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue, “horses are still plentiful in South Florida. At any given time there are 500,000 horses in Florida. Florida ranks #3 in the nation in number of horses and these horses are still making a significant economic contribution to and impact on our society by their involvement in sporting events, the agricultural industry, providing services to the handicapped, especially autistic children, and assistance to law enforcement. But with so many horses, there are bound to be those who fall through the cracks and end up neglected, abused or abandoned. That’s where South Florida SPCA steps in, having rescued over 2,000 horses and other large animals over the past 20 years.”

So, on November 13th, horses will return to Coconut Grove. Among the rescue horses attending will be Topper, a gentle giant Clydesdale weighing over 1400 pounds, and his loveable little pal, Fiona, a miniature horse no bigger than a dog!

In addition to “tea, savories, scones & sweets,” the event will feature musical arrangements by Peggy Hall on the Baby Grand. The event will also include a special appearance by the City of Miami Mounted Police Patrol. There will be a fabulous silent auction of equestrian related art, jewelry, sculpture and many raffle items.

Festivities will include a tasting of the South Florida SPCA’s new wine label, “Rescue Vineyards,” featuring a selection of six excellent organic wines. “Each label will feature the picture and story of one of our actual rescued horses,” stated Jordan. “I like to say, “Have a sip. Save a horse.”

To add to the success of the “Tea,” the Woman’s Club is asking for support from local businesses. “Any donation – gift certificates, raffle or silent auction items, underwriting, monetary contributions will be greatly appreciated,” stated Dolly MacIntyre, chair of the event. If you wish to make a donation, you can contact Dolly at 305 460-0157.

South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue, a 501©3 not-for-profit, is one of the oldest, largest continuously operating horse rescues in the United States.