Monday, September 28, 2009

Membership application

Art Club of Belleview
Membership Type: Individual Family

Name: Phone: (................................................................ )



City: State: .................................................................................................................

Zip: .....................................................................................

E-mail: ...............................................................................

Artistic Interests:

The Art Club of Belleview is a non-profit organization with a dedicated purpose of promoting the arts. By signing this application, you and your family agree to abide by all club rules and to hold the Art Club of Belleview faultless, legally or otherwise, for damages suffered by you or your art while participating in any Art Club of Belleview meeting or event. The Art Club of Belleview reserves the right to terminate any membership, for any reason, at any time upon a fifty-one percent, (51%), majority vote of the board of directors. By signing this form, you agree not to sue the Art Club of Belleview, any member or any officer thereof, for any reason. The Art Club of Belleview board of directors and membership shall not be held liable for financial obligations or debts incurred by any member. Dues are $12.00 per year for individual or family memberships. Completed applications along with checks, payable to The Art Club of Belleview, should be mailed to:
The Art Club of Belleview
c/o James G. Dentici, Treasurer
17171 S.E. 165th Avenue Weirsdale,
FL 32195
Please call James or Carol at 352.821.3767 for membership information.


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Businesses exhibiting work from the Art Club of Belleview:
Independent Bank-10990 S US Hwy 441 Belleview
Community Bank-10131 S US Hwy 441 Belleview
Belleview Chamber of Commerce -5301 SE Abshier Blvd. Belleview
Cal's Place-11007 SE 66 Ter. Belleview
State Representative Kurt Kelly’s Office -5612 SE Abshier Blvd. Belleview
Blue Water Colon Care and Therapeutic Massage-5251 SE 113th St. Belleview
Voice of South Marion-5516 SE 113th St. Belleview
Community Links-9977 SE 58 Ave. Belleview
B.D Beans Cafe -5148 SE Abshier Blvd. Belleview
Humane Society of Marion County-701 NW 14th Rd. Ocala
Mary Fox Tax & Accounting-5608 SE 113th St.Belleview
The Cornerstone Team
KellerWilliams Realty
Spruce Creek South
Goin' Postal Belleview-11787 S US Hwy 441 Belleview
Solar Trek-202 SE 33 Rd. Ave., Unit C Ocala
Liberty Tax Service-5518 SE Abshier Blvd. Belleview
Goin' Postal-3535 SE Maricamp Rd., Suite 505 Cedar Shores Plaza, Ocala
Don Notthingham & Assoc.-11415 SE 62 Ave. Belleview
Ocala Affordable Airconditioners, Inc-11797 S US Hwy 441 Belleview
Edward Jones-5900 SE Abshier Blvd, Belleview, FL

Thank you for helping Belleview's artistic community grow!

A message from the mayor of Belleview,
Florida-Tammy Moore:
participate and enjoy art. This grant was supplemented by in-kind services by City staff as well as donations for prizes from our individual Commissioners and other local citizens. The children’s artwork was displayed on the walls of the Commission Chamber for all to see and enjoy. The children were recognized in a Commission meeting and also at a special reception held in the Commission Chambers. This has been a great project, and one that the City Commission has been proud to participate in.
The City Commission received a $500.00 grant from the Marion County Art Council that was to be used to encourage children of the area to

Tammy Moore

Art Club of Belleview is preparing Colorful world around us, international student exhibition in December.

Goings On!

We will host a reception at Libery Tax September 18th. More information will be available soon.
September 25 is day of reception in Belleview Chamber of Commerce. Come to have fun with us. 5-7:30 pm

During the Nine-Mile Pond festivities at Lake Lillian in Belleview October 3th, 2009 There will also be a fashion show taking place at 1 p.m.
sponsored by Chamber of Commerce, Art Club of Belleview, All About Art and Soul Essentials of Ocala.
Walking Art Gallery: Chamber of Commerce and Art Club of Belleview are organizing Walking art Gallery at Nine Mile Pond. This will start at noon. We are inviting all artist from Marion County or farther to attend this event. Our goal is to show the public the art community here in Belleview) The artists will walk around Lake Lilian. Each artist should bring one of his/her works. The sign-up fee is a symbolic $.50 ( fifty cents). Money will be used through the Chamber of Commerce to promote the children's art show in December 2009 and for prizes.All children age 3-18 are welcome to join our fun event for free. Children age 3- 15 must be accompanied by one parent.Please get sign up sheet at Chamber of Commerce of print it our from and send it to Chamber of Commerce no later than 28 of September. $50 will be payable during the event.You name will be read.

Humane Society of Marion County, Belleview Chamber of Commerce and Art Club of Belleview are organizing Funniest dress up dog contest which will take place during 9 mile pond event in Belleview October 3, 2009 at 10 A.M Let your imaginary to flow with out border in dressing your dog for this event.......Registration fee is $5 per dog. Check should be made to Human society. Registration form could be obtain in Chamber of Commerce in Belleview, in Human So

ciety or it could be downloaded from with the fee, please, sent to Humane Society ( P.O.BOX 1542, Ocala Fl 34478-1542) attn Dog contests no later than Septenber 28

Prizes are 40 pounds of dog 30 pounds of dog 10 pounds of dog food3 honorable mentions dog goodies and toys.All proceeds from this event is going to benefit Humane Society.Please, do come to have fun with us.

October 23rd, the Art Club of Belleview will be sponsoring an Art Tour-stay tuned for more information.

Art Club of Belleview has a member's exhibition in the Belleview City Hall and the Belleview Chamber of Commerce. Please come out and take a look!
We are also pleased to announce that Art Club of Belleview has art works on exhibit with our international friends and members from Poland, Holland, Czech Republic and Germany!

Our Featured Artist Member of the Month

Kazuko de Bie

Kazuko was born in Japan, and came to the United States as an exchange nurse. After raising a child, she began to create oil paintings. Kaziko specializes among other things in landscapes, cityscapes, and still-lifes. She works mainly in oil, and occasionally in water as medium. Kazuko has won many awards. Her cityscapes of Waukesha, Wisconsin are a permanent collection at the Waukesha Court House and City Hall. For these works she was awarded the key of the city. Currently two of her works, 'Chamber of Commerce' and 'Brickcity, Center of Art' are on display at the Planning Management building in Ocala. Her style of painting is mostly in impressionism, and sometimes in realism. You can contact Kazuko at:

Featured Master Artist of the Month:

Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) was one of the most innovative and controversial artists of the early twentieth century. The son of an engraver, he studied at the State School of Applied Arts in Vienna. In the 1880s and 1890s he produced murals for public buildings -- including Vienna's Burgtheater and new Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum) -- in the prevailing classical-realist style. Klimt's style grew increasingly experimental, however, and his murals for Vienna University, commissioned by the State in 1894, were roundly attacked by critics for their fantastical imagery and their bold, decorative style. Partly in response to this reaction, in 1897 Klimt helped form the Secession, a group of artists dedicated to challenging the conservative Academy of Fine Arts. Influenced by European avant-garde movements represented in the annual Secession exhibitions, Klimt's mature style combined richly decorative surface patterning with complex symbolism and allegory, often with overtly erotic content. After 1900 he concentrated on portraits and landscapes, although he also produced two of his greatest murals during this period -- The Beethoven Frieze, exhibited at the Secession in 1902, and decorations for the Palais Stoclet in Brussels (1904-1911). Klimt spent most of his summers on the Attersee, near Salzburg, where he drew inspiration for many of his landscapes, and where he painted some of his best-known works, including The Kiss of 1907-8.

Famous Artist Quotes:

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream. Vincent van Gogh

Everyone wants to understand art. Why don’t we try to understand the song of a bird? Why do we love the night, the flowers, everything around us, without trying to understand them? But in the case of a painting, people think they have to understand.Pablo Picasso Quotes

"Colour and I are one. I am a painter." - Paul Klee, 1914.

"The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves." - Willem de Kooning, 1968

Exploring New Art Techniques

Naked Raku or Slip Resist Rakuis a relatively new technique which has risen out of the traditional Eastern and Western Raku Movements. As with traditional Raku, Naked Raku works are fired quickly in a rush of excitement, smoke, and frantic activity.Naked Raku works are constructed using traditional methods of hand building, wheel throwing or a combination of these techniques. The types of clay used will vary among artists; however, all clays used must be able to withstand the tremendous stresses of rapidly changing temperatures during the final firing. Once constructed, works are allowed to dry completely. They are then burnished or polished using an agate or other hard, smooth object. This process is very tedious and time consuming, often taking several hours to complete one piece. The finished works are not covered with glazes or surface preparations of any kind. The fine surface and beautiful shine is merely polished clay. The quality of the surface is directly proportional to the time the artist spends in burnishing. Upon completion of the burnishing stage the works are bisque fired to help strengthen them for the final firing process.Bisqued works are covered with a thin coating of liquid clay called slip. Once this layer is dry a thin layer of sacrificial glaze is then applied to the slip. These two layers dry and shrink at different rates and begin to produce a crackled surface. The work is then fired in a propane fueled Raku kiln to temperatures approaching 1800˚ F. The glowing hot works are quickly removed from the kiln and placed into metal cans containing newspaper and sawdust. The cans are then sealed allowing heavy black smoke to penetrate the works and seep through the cracks in the slip/glaze layer. When the works are cool the sacrificial slip and glaze layers are gently peeled away leaving the “Naked” clay surface with a randomly beautiful smoked design.Naked Raku works are one of a kind pieces of fine art. They are not intended for food or as containers for liquids. As with all works of fine art, Naked Raku pieces should be handled with care and protected from direct sunlight.

Florida landscape painter Jackie Schindehette and Equine artist Sharon Crute have partnered to help in the revitalization of historic downtown Ocala. Voilart! Art Gallery and Working Studio opens September 1, at 108 East Ft. King Street, just one block south of the Central Square. The public is invited to A Ribbon Cutting Opening Reception scheduled for Friday, September 4 from 5PM-8PM.
The gallery offers the finest in artistic excellence from these two accomplished artists. Sharon Crute’s dynamic paintings are a colorful and bold interpretation of the horse racing industry. Jackie Schindehette’s oil paintings give the viewer a glimpse of old Florida with sweeping vistas and moss draped oaks.
Voilart! Art Gallery is not only a gallery where people can see art at its best but is also a working studio offering the unique opportunity for the public to watch as these two artists actually create paintings from conception to the last brush stroke. Schindehette points out that "Sharon and I will be painting in the studio/gallery and invite people to stop by, sit a while, learn a little more about art and share our passion."
"The gallery will showcase our own paintings, but we are also on a mission to actively support all cultural events within the community, educate the public about the arts and provide a powerful presence in the downtown art scene", says co-owner Sharon Crute.
Crute and Schindehette have already begun to work for the arts community. The gallery will be headquarters for all painters participating in the World Wide Plein Air Event to be held September 12 in downtown Ocala from 7 AM - 5 PM. Maps of downtown charting the location of each artist will be handed out so the public can find and watch each artist working.
Original paintings by Crute and Schindehette will be available at Voilart! Art Gallery as well as giclee reproductions and gift items created from works by these two nationally recognized artists.
Business advertisements:

Yelena T's Tie Dye
Hand Dyed and One of a Kind
Beautiful tie dyed apparel
Special orders available
Now available : orders for your pets!
352 274 8901 (samples of my work)

In-Home Pet Grooming
Safe, intuitive and anxiety-free
Pet grooming in YOUR home.
Reasonable rates-serving all of Marion County and beyond
352 274 8901

Friday, August 21, 2009

Walking art gallery registration

Artist name......................................................




What is your favorite medium?.............................................................................

What you would do to make art community better?.......................................................

Please send this registration form to Belleview Chamber of Commerce -5301 SE Abshier Blvd. Belleview 34420, attn Walking art gallery

Walking Art Gallery: Chamber of Commerce and Art Club of Belleview are organizing Walking art Gallery at Nine Mile Pond October 3,2009. This will start at noon. We are inviting all artist from Marion County or farther to attend this event. Our goal is to show the public the art community here in Belleview. The artists will walk around Lake Lilian. Each artist should bring one of his/her works. The sign-up fee is a symbolic $.50 ( fifty cents). Money will be used through the Chamber of Commerce to promote the children's art show in December 2009 and for prizes.All children age 3-18 are welcome to join our fun event for free. Children age 3- 15 must be accompanied by one parent.Please get sign up sheet at Chamber of Commerce of print it our from
and send it to Chamber of Commerce(5301 SE Abshier Blvd, Belleview, Fl 34420) no later than 22 of September. $0.50 will be payable during the event.You name will be read. The best 3 art works will be recognized in both categories (Children and Adult)

Registration form Dog show

Dog contest:

Dogs name....................................................................

Owners name............................................................




Question: what is your dog favorite


When your dog makes you laught?.......................................................................................................


Please send this registration form with check made up to Humane society to this address:
Human Society of Marion County attn Dog show
P.O. Box 1542, Ocala Fl 34478-1542

Humane Society of Marion County, Belleview Chamber of Commerce and Art Club of Belleview are organizing Funniest dress up dog contest which will take place during 9 mile pond event in Belleview October 3, 2009 at 10 A.M Let your imaginary to flow with out border in dressing your dog for this event.......Registration fee is $5 per dog. Check should be made to Human society. Registration form could be obtain in Chamber of Commerce in Belleview, in Human Society or it could be downloaded from with the fee, please, sent to Humane Society ( P.O.BOX 1542, Ocala Fl 34478-1542) attn Dog contests
Prizes are : 40 pounds of dog food 30 pounds of dog food 10 pounds of dog food
3 honorable mentions dog goodies and toys
All proceeds from this event is going to benefit Humane Society
Please do come to have fun with us.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Art Club will be holding a reception at the Belleview Chamber of Commerce from 5-7 p.m. On June 26th for our artists. Please come and support our local artists with your presence. Refreshments and door prizes will be available.
A special thank you to the following:
The Chamber of Commerce, T.J. Trophies of Ocala, Smith Lake Village Homeowners Association, Don Nottingham and Edward Jones in Belleview for their generous donations to our Children's Exhibition! The award ceremony was on May 19 during City Commissioners meeting.

Our Featured Artist of the Month:
Carol DenticiCarol is originally from Long Island, New York. For the past 25 years she has worked in stained glass. Since she was about four years old, Carol has been working with watercolor painting and graphite drawings, and now is trying her hand at colored pencil and acrylics.Her hobbies are painting gourds, creating cement/stained glass stepping stones, taking care of her garden and her animals, which include two Rat Terriers, a mini Dachshund, a full size Appaloosa horse and a miniature Appaloosa horse. Animals are one of the themes that often pop up in her watercolor paintings, like race horses and jungle animals.
Carol has been a great asset to our club since it's first meeting!

Exploring New Techniques:

Image Transfer
Ever wanted to print or copy a favourite picture onto another piece or paper or card? This simple process makes it easy:
Take the image you want to transfer and get a Canon colour photocopy made; you may need to reverse the image for it to transfer the right way It has to be a Canon photocopy because of the type of ink they use.
Take the photocopy, place it face down on the paper you wish to transfer it to and rub the back of the photocopy with a sponge soaked in a little acetone. Make sure you don't move the photocopy or the target paper while you do this.
The image will transfer from the photocopy to your paper.
Warning. Acetone is not a very nice material to breath so make sure you do this in a well-ventilated area or preferably outside. We braved the elements and did out transfers out doors. You can get acetone from hardware stores. Read the warning labels.

Famous Artist Quotes:
Cy Twombly A painter paints the appearance of things, not their objective correctness, in fact he creates new appearances of things.
Giorgio Morandi A sincere artist is not one who makes a faithful attempt to put on to canvas what is in front of him, but one who tries to create something which is, in itself, a living thing.
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness
Diego Rivera ::: I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious.
Rousseau, Henri,
Henri Julien Félix Rousseau
known as Le Douanier Rousseau (1844-1910). French painter, the most celebrated of naïve artists.
His nickname refers to the job he held with the Paris Customs Office (1871-93), although he never actually rose to the rank of `Douanier' (Customs Officer). Before this he had served in the army, and he later claimed to have seen service in Mexico, but this story seems to be a product of his imagination. He took up painting as a hobby and accepted early retirement in 1893 so he could devote himself to art.
His character was extraordinarily ingenuous and he suffered much ridicule (although he sometimes interpreted sarcastic remarks literally and took them as praise) as well as enduring great poverty. However, his faith in his own abilities never wavered. He tried to paint in the academic manner of such traditionalist artists as Bouguereau and ©´me, but it was the innocence and charm of his work that won him the admiration of the avant-garde: in 1908 Picasso gave a banquet, half serious half burlesque, in his honor. Rousseau is now best known for his jungle scenes, the first of which is Surprised! (Tropical Storm with a Tiger) (National Gallery, London, 1891) and the last The Dream (MOMA, New York, 1910). These two paintings are works of great imaginative power, in which he showed his extraordinary ability to retain the utter freshness of his vision even when working on a large scale and with loving attention to detail. He claimed such scenes were inspired by his experiences in Mexico, but in fact his sources were illustrated books and visits to the zoo and botanical gardens in Paris. His other work ranges from the jaunty humor of The Football Players (Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1908) to the mesmeric, eerie beauty of The Sleeping Gypsy (MOMA, 1897). Rousseau was buried in a pauper's grave, but his greatness began to be widely acknowledged soon after his death.

Focus On:
All About Art-Unique Gift Shop and Gallery-5162 Southeast Abshier Blvd.

(Hwy. 441) Belleview, Florida-352 307-9774
Donna D'Amato-owner/proprietor
: Donna, how long has All About Art been in business?
Donna: Since 2000.

ACB: What kind of place is All About Art?
Donna: We are a co-op of local artists, New Age classes/teachers and a shop that sells stones, clothing, and works of art.
ACB: What is your criteria for artists to be able to sell or exhibit their work here?
Donna: We have a panel of three who look at the sale-ability of a particular piece. However, if you can't fit in to the gallery, we have 'StarvingArtst” shows where you can bring your items to sell.
We really try to take in all aspects of art, greeting cards, clothing and pottery. We want to display all levels and styles of original artwork.
ACB: Can you tell us a little bit about what future events you will be involved in?
Donna: We are planning a children's pottery classes and in the spirit of Independence Day, we will be having a 'Made in America' 10% off discount sale on all items in our shop throughout the month of July. Also, Joy Scroggie will host classes on Organic Gardening, we are also planning a Parapsychology event on the 31st and June 18th, we will be hosting a special fashion show at the Villages.

Exhibition around the Globe

:This time we are going to see Palzzo delle Esposizioni in Rome

Bulgari. From History to Eternity. 125 Years of Italian Jewellery
Curated by Amanda Triossi22 May 2009 - 13 September 2009
Palazzo delle Esposizioni presents a landmark show devoted to the jewellery of Bulgari which marks the 125th anniversary of the opening of the first store in Rome in 1884. It is an event that is extremely significant for Italian decorative arts, in particular, for the history of jewellery, inasmuch as it makes it possible to survey the evolution of European jewellery through the production of one of the leading jewellers in the world.By bringing together nearly five hundred objects created between 1884 and 2009, the exhibition intends to illustrate the origin and success of an absolutely distinctive style and, at the same time, celebrate the extraordinary technical and creative quality of the famous Roman maison.Articulated in chronological and thematic sections in the eight monumental galleries of the piano nobile, the exhibition begins with a display of silver artefact's manufactured by the founder of the firm, Sotirio Bulgari, a Greek silversmith who settled in Rome in 1881. The following section is dedicated to the splendid diamond-set jewels in Art Déco style, which clearly illustrate the success the maison had achieved in the field of jewellery by the 1930s when the second generation of Bulgari, Giorgio and Costantino, succeeded Sotirio in running the firm. The exhibition continues with the most representative examples of the 1940s and 1950s, which were still stylistically influenced by the Parisian jewellery in vogue at the time, and then leads the visitor to the creative turning point of the 1960s. The jewellery here, marked by compact, rounded shapes and an abundant use of coloured gemstones in surprising and unusual combinations, reveals the beginning of a distinctive new style that coincides with the arrival of the third generation of Bulgari, that of Gianni, Nicola and Paolo. The extremely eclectic and original creations of the 1970s, ranging from jewellery evocative of the Indian tradition to that inspired by Pop Art, then develop into the innovative and daring designs of the 1980s and 1990s. The central rotunda of Palazzo delle Esposizioni, the visitor's final destination, is entirely dedicated to the most precious and exclusive creations of the new millennium which testify the continuing success of Bulgari, now under the guidance of Francesco Trapani of the fourth generation. Here, a diamond necklace of incomparable beauty and overwhelming economic value represents the most spectacular conclusion possible.The exhibition devotes special attention to some of the most significant themes of the Bulgari style such as: coins mounted in jewellery, serpent motifs, the so-called Tubogas and the BVLGARI logo used as a decorative element. An entire section is dedicated to the Dolce Vita and the company's close ties with the film industry of the 1950s and 1960s. For the first time ever, visitors will be able to admire the spectacular jewels worn by such great film stars as Ingrid Bergman, Gina Lollobrigida, Sophia Loren, Anna Magnani, as well as other celebrities, along with photographs and film clips. An entire room will be reserved for the extraordinary Bulgari collection belonging to Elizabeth Taylor: enormous emeralds and sapphires in magnificent diamond surrounds characterize the celebrated jewels of her love story with Richard Burton.Approximately two hundred and fifty items in the exhibition are part of the Bulgari Vintage Collection (a retrospective collection not for sale) while the jewels that come from private collections are on display here for the first time.This extraordinary exhibition is complemented by a richly illustrated catalogue of 376 pages, which is available in Italian, English and French.

Introducing Art Services for Artist

Art Business Centre

Welcome to the Internet business with art…We offer works of visual art, folk and in sit art ranging from Slovak to foreign artists, sale of antiques and a wide portfolio of services for our customers (visitors, purchasers) and visual art artists.The business is done by direct sale - merchandise, not by an auctions and conception wise is arranged as a large art salon.Upon a long-time organization and management experience in the area of art, culture and an amount of important foreign contacts and also active marketing, our company promotes artists and their works within countries of EU, Asia, Japan, USA and Canada.

Basic information about the Internet trade of Art Business Centre, ltd company:The Internet trade of Art Business Centre, ltd company is realized by form of sale, not by form of auction.The Internet trade of Art Business Centre, ltd company is conceptually organized as a visual salon of different areas of visual art, in sit and folk art. Apart from these areas the independent sections are antiques and services to customers/purchasers and services to artists.To participate this way of trade can every professional creative artist, author of work, in sit or folk artist, also any natural person or corporate body who is just owner of a work of art, regardless of EU state they come from or work in. To participate this trade can sellers come from other states too.The seller is responsible for the level of work, also for its technical value and property rights to it.The Art Business Centre, Ltd company by this way offers complex range of various artistic areas and their creative sections in one Internet portal to every fan of art.Information, services and offers provided in the Internet domain of Art Business Centre, Ltd company will be progressively extended and filled up according to necessities, interests and offers of creative public, culture institutions and the persons interested in art.

Art Club welcomes new members:

Noreen Floden, Janice Floote,William Marder,Peggy Newsome,Sylvia Richardson,Clay Waldron, Sidney Wechter

Our internationals members: Katarzyna Bednarska, Poland; Aleksander Kednarski Poland

to read more about our artists

Businesses exhibitiong art in our area:

Independent Bank 10990 S US Hwy 441 Belleview
Community Bank10131 S US Hwy 441Belleview
Belleview Chamber of Commerce 5301 SE Abshier Blvd. Belleview
Cal's Place11007 SE 66 Ter. Belleview
Blue Water Colon Care and Therapeutic Massage5251 SE 113th St.Belleview
Voice of South Marion5516 SE 113th St.Belleview
Community Links9977 SE 58 Ave. Belleview
B.D Beans Cafe 5148 SE Abshier Blvd. Belleview
Humane Society of Marion County 701 NW 14th Rd.Ocala
Mary Fox Tax & Acounting5608 SE 113th St. Belleview
The Cornerstone Team KellerWilliams RealtySpruce Creek South
Goin' Postal Belleview11787 S US Hwy 441Belleview Solar Trek202 SE 33 Rd. Ave., Unit C Ocala
Belleview City Hall 5343 SE Abshier Blvd Belleview

New businesses:

Liberty Tax Service 5518 SE Abshire Blvd ,BelleviewDon Notthingham &associates 11415 SE 62 Ave, Belleview

Goin' Postal 3535 Se Maricam Road suite#500 Cedar Shores Plaza,OcalaAffortable Conditioners Inc.11797 HWY 441 Belleview ( Almeida Plaza)

In June we changed art in most of the businesses, please, do come to see new exhibitions

Polish women artists living in USA

by Ewa Maria Hunca
Our Art Club of Belleview unites a group of people who represent various fields of fine arts and work with various media - we are painters, graphic artists, photographers and makers of variety of such objects as for instance cards and papier mache artifacts. Our chairman Danela creates unique abstract pictures using bobbing lace technique. We are professionals and amateurs. As is typical for Florida, we have come here from all over the United States. Thus, we represent a substantial amount of experience we can share with each other. But our variety is even larger: some of us represent various ethnic backgrounds like Czech, German, Dutch, Japanese, Polish. We can give first hand information about our old homelands and I find this very appealing.So when Danela asked me to write something about Polish art, I felt very happy and excited.Though, of course, it did not seem an easy task.What to choose? What do you know about Poland?Perhaps you recollect Nicolaus Copernicus and his heliocentric system? When you come to Poland you will be able to visit his beautifully gothic native town of Torun or Cracow , where his Alma Mater, the Jagiellonian University, was founded in 14th century. Or perhaps you saw the film 'Quo Vadis', (about Christians in the ancient Rome of Nero), based on the book written by the Nobel Prize winner Henryk Sienkiewicz?Well, to let you know about some famous Poles - some ofthem being especially tied to the history of America.Frederich Chopin, Joseph Conrad, Pola Negri, Maria Curie Sklodowska, Kazimer Pulaski, Karol Wojtyla..... But it is much more difficult to find Polish artists being so generally known. Probably only art historians will know who Henryk Rodakowski was - a famous portraitist and a winner of the Paris Salon 1st Class Medal in 1852, and it was just this once that the 1st Class Medal was won by a foreigner (Rodakowski was nominated for this award by Eugene Delacroix himself). Well, perhaps when you visited the Appleton Museum in Ocala you happened to notice an oil by Alfred Wierusz-Kowalski, a representative of the so called Munich School (many Poles studied art either in Paris or in Munich, Dresden and Vienna). Or maybe if you visit South Dakota you will be willing to see there the gigantic mountain sculpture of the Indian Warrior Crazy Horse. In 1939 the Dakota Indian Chief wrote to a Polish sculptor Korczak-Ziolkowski (1908 - 1982), living then in the USA) :" My fellow Chiefs and I would like the White Man to know that the Red Man has also great heroes." and he asked Ziolkowski to curve a sculpture of Crazy Horse in the mountain and the Pole worked on this sculpture for 40 years without any payment and his family is continuing the project.Or maybe when you enter New York galleries you will spot a sculpture by Magdalena Abakanowicz, a contemporary Polish artist who is very famous and asked to exhibit in the most prominent galleries all over the world.But there are really many contemporary Polish artists living in the United States and selling their art with a great success.

I have chosen 3 women artists to whom I have a more personal attitude and they will be the main subject of this essay. The 3 artists are:Joanna Zjawinska in San Francisco - who attracted me years ago when I saw her works for the first time in Poland;Anna Socha VanMatre in Cincinnati - a daughter of my mother,s school girlfriend;Maja Godlewska in Charlotte, a friend of my friend, both of them teachers at the University in North Carolina. Joanna Zjawinska graduated from the Warsaw School of Architecture in 1972 and then in 1978 from the Warsaw Fine Arts Academy. She moved to San Francisco in 1979 with her husband and started a very successful artistic career there.I have prepared the attachment no 2 so that you can see some of her works but you may also go to Google to see more.I suppose that Zjawinska's works can be an excellent topic for a discussion - How can one sell successfully and to paint more and more - does quantity of work influence its quality ? Of course it can be either way! But is it not a bit disturbing to paint so much and to sell one's works in every possible way so that one painting can be sold as an original, as a print, and as a copy on canvas with paint added to it at the same time? And again, of course nowadays our contact with art is so very often through reproduction - a music record (not in a concert hall), TV (not theatre), an album book (not a piece of art itself). Does it have any implications? If so which? And if you sell so well, do you intend to woo your buyers more and more or the opposite - you tend to be more independent in your art? What I like in Zjawinska's art is mainly her sense of theater and literature (maybe not so many people agree with me - not everybody likes a story in a painting), her ability to create a world of her own but with many literary and artistic references and digressions; hers is the world full of reminiscences of the French Belle Epoque or the world one may perhaps name the Great Gatsby's world. It is also the world of modern fashion and high society magazines, not without a hint of satire. But take a look and decide for yourself.Anna Socha VanMatre is a well known personality in Cincinnati - and she exhibits a lot in New York (right now in the NYC Gallery at49 ) . Critics say that her art is influenced by music - maybe because her husband is a well known musician; he a jazz saxophonist Rick VanMatre.Anna grew up in Cracow and graduated from the Cracow Fine Arts Academy. Her works are usually of enormous sizes, painted on floor. But look for yourself And the last - but not the least - artist to be introduced now - is Maja (Maria) Godlewska , a professor of painting in the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. She was born and educated in the Polish city of Wroclaw and later on studied art in Dublin, Ireland and then lived for a couple of years in West Africa.She is a well known artist in Charlotte (and not only) you can see some of her art - critics see in it recollections of nature: trees, clouds, water but often not without a human body.

Question of this month is what Henri Rousseau nick name?
Send answer to no later than July 25 and you can winn art work from one of our members. Winner wil be announced in our September e-news letter.
e-mail editor Eileen Slattery

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


May marks our first offical year as an art club. We hope we can continue to grow and to share our time and talent with the community. We want to thank everyone for their support!


Photos are from reception April 24. We had a lot of fun. Exhibition will be on display till Jun 20.2009

In April ACB with close cooperation with City Commissioner Christine Dobkowski, organized a student art exhibition titled: "CELEBRATING SPRING WITH ART". The exhibition could be seen at the City Hall in Belleview until May 6.

1Category 6-9 years

1 place Robert Ledwith Stanton
2 place Hannah Slattery
3 place Aura Blackurn Stanton
Honorable mentions: Natasha Dobkowski, Daniel Martinez Stanton;Christion Homes Stanton

Category 10-14 years

1. place Corine Poetro Howard
2. place Tomesa Turner Ft. King
3. place Maria Hyde Howard

honorable mentions: Daniel Redheffer,Onja Berry Howard,Meagham Acevedo Lake Weir, Hope Slattery, Anne Lugo, Teishley River Ft. King

Category 15-18 years

1. place Breanne Shenk Bellview high
2. place Leah Lassenna Belleview high
3 .place Antony Beylotte Belleview high

Honorable mentions :

Miguel Cardona Belleview high,Anne Klusendart Belleview high,Danielle Post, Tyler White Belleview high, Savanah Benson

City Commisioner award will be announced next week.

Show judge, Viola Motyl internationally known artist from Switzerland with 40 years of experience in art education. Currently you can see Viola's art on exhibition at Slovak Embassy in Washington D.C.

Article form Star Banner
Artists paint seats so riding center can have saddles

By Joe VanHoose
Staff writer
Published: Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 6:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, April 24, 2009 at 3:34 p.m.
Theresa Grimes didn’t know what kind of interest she could generate when she took off with an idea to host an art auction to benefit a local therapeutic riding center.

She was especially interested to see who would want to turn chairs from places to sit into pieces of art.

Then the phone started ringing. She had 25 chairs accounted for the first day.

Now she has about 50 chairs, each of them painted with a theme unique to the area, ready to auction off at the Paddock Mall on Saturday.

“We must have 50 artists from all over the county that have worked on these,” she said, standing in her home looking over two full rooms and a garage full of chairs. “My husband was joking with me, saying this is the last ‘chairity’ fundraiser we can do.”

Each chair will go up for silent auction, with all the proceeds going to the Stirrups ’n Strides Therapeutic Riding Center. A good turnout could mean enough money to buy a new tractor and more supplies for the growing operation in Citra. Organizers are hoping to raise about $5,000.

“This will buy a lot of equipment to take care of our facility,” said Grimes, the organization’s fundraising coordinator. “It takes a lot to take care of our 10 horses and 50 riders.”

Stirrups ’n Strides provides therapeutic horseback riding and driving to disabled children and adults from Marion and Alachua counties. According to its Web site, studies have shown that therapeutic riding provides benefits such as psychological bonding, lifting of the spirit, increased attention span and improved balance, posture and flexibility.

Area artists from groups like the Belleview Art Club and Ocala Decorative Art Group stepped up to paint several chairs. Chairs that belonged to old dining room and nook sets now show off scenes like the gazebo on the downtown Ocala square, horses racing and jumping over bushes, scuba divers swimming with manatees and even a set of dairy cows with a plastic udder hanging below.

Local artist Angie Rosier painted three chairs for the auction, including one that sports a Sherman fox squirrel on the front and a longleaf pine on the back. The combination for her was more than just a natural pairing.

“One of the natural habitats for the fox squirrel is the longleaf pine, and I have both around my house,” she said. “But I wanted to paint them because they’re both becoming endangered.

“It’s an homage to what used to be Florida, the Florida I saw in the ’70s.”

Another chair, painted as a collective effort from The Media Group 3 in Ocala, shows an alligator opening its mouth between a collection of oranges and blues. Below, “2008 National Champions” is painted to commemorate the University of F

Florida’s NCAA football championship. “We were thinking of themes that might be a good seller, and this was it,” said John Tripodi, a graphic designer at the firm who happens to be an Ohio State fan. “But we needed a way to get around any copyright issues, so we painted the gator. It worked out real nice.
Chair done by Carol Dentici
Fund raising

Our members: Nelly Ordija, Grace Kathman, Carol Dentici, Kazuko de Bie, Christe Slocum, Ewa Hunca Baker and Daniela Banatova have participated in charitable event .We painted chairs which are going to auctioned May 2 at Paddock Mall in Ocala. Profit from thic auction is going benefit organization Stirrups n' Strides, Theraupetic Riding

We want to welcome our newest Art Club of Belleview member:

Ilka Boogaard
"As a webdesigner I owned a 'point and shoot' camera and had a lot of opportunities to take snapshots. However my camera lacked the ability to take truly outstanding photos. Then I recently received a Canon Digital Rebel as a Christmas present and rediscoverd how much fun photography can be.

As a global citizen (born in the Netherlands and resided in Costa Rica and the United States) I have lived in different cultures and surroundings and I hope to use that in my photography. My favorite subjects are travel, nature and street photography. You can see more of my photography at, or visit my website portfolio at

Featured Artist of the Month:
Nelly Ordija

"I was born in France but emigrated to the U.S. as a small child. I grew up mainly in Chicago but have lived in Colorado, California,

Virginia, Missouri, Louisiana, and now Florida. I think I'm a gypsy at heart.

My jobs have been many but my life's work is art. During my travels in my youth I painted murals. More recently I've done paintings which are political in nature and very symbolic like the painting, THE REVENGE OF THE TAINO. I asked the question - What if lung cancer is the cosmic consequence of the genocide of the Native American? My next question- Who were the first? Much of my work requires extensive research.

I have also done design and decorative painting on jewelry, cut-up t-shirts, wooden boxes, pottery, murals, and recycled pieces like shirts, purses and furniture. My t-shirts are currently on sale at Soul Essentials near downtown Ocala.

I believe there are infinite posibilities for art and design in our lives. It is all around us. We just need to open our eyes and hearts. I can be reached at,"

Famous artist quote :

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. Salvadore Dali

The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind. Diane Arbus

The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind. Frank Lloyd Wright

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for. Georgia O'Keefe

Studying a new technique:
A Brief History of Tiedy

Or what is tiedye, anyway?
The word tie-dye encompasses a wide variety of dye processes. I've defined it as any dye process in which a pattern (no matter how crude) is produced by a resist from folding, twisting or tying material in any way you can think of. Some type of tiedye process was probably used shortly after the first fabrics and dyes were invented. I'm sure it didn't take very long for someone to discover that twisting or scrunching material before it was dunked in the berry juice produced a pattern, and from there it was a short step to adding some string or vines or something.

Since fabric is perishable we don't have direct evidence of the earliest dye arts. Archaeologists have found a variety of stamps that may have been used for printing fabric 5,000 years ago in Mesopotamia and India. Some of the stamps are rocker shaped, some are cylinders, and some are flat with a handle on the back, indicating a variety of uses. I would bet that if they could block print, they had already tiedyed. Actual resist-dyed mummy cloths have been found from 1000 BC in Egypt. We think that dyeing techniques traveled along trade routes from India to Egypt.

The Orient
There is also a rich tradition of tie-dye "shibori" in Japan where dye techniques were introduced from China around 400 BC. Shibori is still practiced in Japan and the United States. About 400 AD, Indian traders introduced dying techniques to Java where the art of Batik was developed. Plangi, tiedye, and a sewn version "tri-tik" also flourished in Indonesia.

Tie-dye has been practiced extensively in Africa, especially in Nigeria. I have also personally heard that there is now a tradition of tie-dye on the West Coast of Africa that uses synthetic dyes and patterns similar to ours -- if anyone has any more information about this please let me know.

The Americas

In the Americas, Pre-Columbian Peru stands out for its tradition of fabric art in which tie-dyes play a central role.

The So-called Modern World

Many types of tiedye are still used today for clothing, backgrounds for screen printing, sheets, tapestries, tees, and table covers. Often whole garments are dyed, but many items are also made from material that has been previously dyed. Our particular type of tie-dyeing was not possible until the invention of fiber reactive dyes in 1956. Until then, dyes had to be applied hot or with strong chemicals. Procion, the principle fiber reactive dye, can be applied cold and can be dripped on, which allows more than one color to be applied without reprocessing. Procion dye is also extremely colorfast. I personally started tiedying in 1978 when I went to work for "The Tiedye Company" on a community in Tennessee called "The Farm". The Tiedye Company had just been started by Charlotte Gabriel, who should get credit for developing many of our basic techniques, and in particular for inventing the star pattern.




Different levels of dye saturation in the cloth can often produce significantly different effects. The less you saturate your tied sheet, generally, the more white area you'll end up with. Sometimes this is a problem. Other times, it's what creates the coolest part of the pattern. I've found that often with pleated patterns, a slightly lower level of saturation is good. It creates a more defined set of parallel lines in the pattern. In spirals, I like a high level of saturation. Mostly these are things you'll have to try and decide for yourself...but try to consider it while you're dying.

I never have the patience, but a method that can create really complex patterns is to do 2 dying sessions on the same sheet. It's important to have a plan in this case because you might well ruin a good tie-dye by dumping more dye on it in a conflicting pattern. You might choose to do a spiral of blue and white on your first session...then diamond pattern over the top of that. I'm not particularly experienced with this, but it's on my list of things to try.

The art of color combining is probably one of the most important...and most personal aspects of tie-dying. There's just some colors that don't look good next to each other. Others are perfect. If you're doing a double dying session, you'll want to carefully consider which colors to use first so the colors of the second session will dye appropriately over the first ones. Adding yellow on top of black is pretty much going to But you can get cool effects by layering with good color combinations.

Black is a really good tool in tie-dying. It can be used to highlight subtleties of the folding pattern that wouldn't come out very strongly otherwise. For example, I like to highlight the edges of pleats with black to strengthen the appearance of the parallel lines.

I haven't tried it, but I've heard it works well to use bleach instead of dye for a piece of cloth that's already tie-dyed, or which starts as a color other than white. Do it just like you'd do with dye, but use bleach to create a pattern in white. Be careful that you don't use too strong a mixture or you'll eat holes in the material. I'd try starting with 25% bleach 75% water. I'm sure it depends on the fabric and the type of dye that's on it. When using bleach you're only going to leave it on for a fairly short period of time, rather than overnight. Just watch the areas you've bleached, and when they're as white as you want them, rinse it out.

Theophile Alexandre Steinlen
Birth Year : 1859
Death Year : 1923
Country : France, Switzerland

Steinlen was born in Switzerland, where he studied art at Lausanne and later became active as a textile designer in Mulhause. In 1882 he arrived in Paris where he worked as an illustrator for the journals Mirliton, Assiette au Beurre, Chat Noir, and Gil Blas, for which he produced over four hundred lithographs. As an artist he was not merely a commercial success but showed great sensitivity toward his subject matter. Besides illustrating advertisements for a variety of products, Steinlen was famous for his posters of cabaret and music hall performers. Perhaps the most noteworthy of these is one done for the French singer Yvette Guilbert's performances at the cabaret Les Ambassadeurs, executed in 1894. Guilbert preferred Steinlen's posters to another famous version, done by Toulouse-Lautrec, in which the artist distorted her features and figure, making her appear thin and bony to the point of freakishness. The two artists are often compared, although Steinlen's poster art, drawn with the same bold simplicity as Lautrec's, is marked by an air of sweetness and a quieter mood. However, his later work for the journals, like that of Lautrec, became increasingly satirical and critical of society. Steinlen, too, often drew genre scenes of the working class, capturing day

-to-day life in Paris with a simple, endearing style. He was very found of animals, especially cats, and often included them in his posters. Steinlen's cats proved so popular, in fact, that they became a trademark of his work.

Exhibition around the Globe :
This time we are going to see
4 March 2009 - 21 June 2009
The exhibition The Age of Rembrandt assembles 150 works by some 70 artists from the Albertina Museum’s 17th century Netherlandish holdings, including Hendrick Goltzius, Rembrandt van Rijn, Aert van der Neer, Aelbert Cuyp, and Adriaen van Ostade. The unique selection is completed by so

me 40 oil paintings from various other collections and museums. Rembrandt, in his technical and thematic versatility, presents himself as an outstanding crystallisation point.

Introducing Art Services for Artist
At Artistic Eye Fine Art Services we facilitate a variety of art related issues such as appraisal and identification of art and artifacts, research and documentation of artists and collections, consultation on collections planning, care, and investments, as well as curatorial assistance for collectors, critiques for artists, and judging art shows. Our array of services meets the personalized needs of private individuals, corporations, and institutions alike. Whether you are interested in acquiring art, evaluating or documenting what you already own, liquidating, donating, or even artistically displaying your collection at home, in your office, or on public display, allow us the opportunity to provide you with the highest quality of professional service that our decades of experience and knowledge have to offer. Accuracy, confidentiality, and integrity are our utmost priorities.
Dr. Leslie Hammond, Founder and President of Artistic Eye Fine Art Services, possesses decades of experience as an Art Historian, Archaeologist, and Museum Professional. This diversity provides her with aptitude, insight and contacts around the globe that support the multiplicity of services offered.
Please visit our award winning web site (www.aristiceye-fascom) for additional information regarding the scope of our services and credentials. We would be pleased to discuss your objectives and answer you questions personally.

Dr. Leslie Hammond
Artistic Eye Fine Art Services, LLC.
PO Box 3293
Ocala, FL 34478


Belleview Welcomes Two New Galleries!
Belleview is a very fast growing art community. In the last two months we have gained two more galleries.
Please visit the new showroom of Mr. and Mrs. Blindmaster, located at 6547 SE 110th Street (C25) in Belleview. Mr. and Mrs. Blindmaster specializes in custom window treatments such as plantation shutters, pleated shades, faux wood blinds, verticals, and more. We also showcase the art work of some very talented local artists. We are dedicated to promoting art and culture in southern Marion County by providing a venue for artists to show and sell their paintings and other works. We will be holding monthly art exhibits at our showroom, as well as participating in local art tours. Please visit our beautiful showroom and help support the arts in our community! Mr. and Mrs. Blindmaster can be reached at 352-245-0341.

Gallery East in the Almeida Plaza, South of Belleview ;11761 SE Hwy 441 ;is opening in begining of May.

Now you can listen to new internet radio

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Come to joins us for fun day
Art tour in Belleview
February 27,2009 5-7:30 PM

presented by Art Club of Belleview and Belleview South Marion Chamber of Commerce.


Visit the three locations listed below and have fun and meet local artists . Support your local merchants, and may be win a door prize. Some are really great!!
You do not have to be present to win one of the door prizes. You can tour the businesses in any order you want. Obtain registration form at the first business you tour. Carry the form to each business listed below. Make sure you get the form stamped at each location. Bring the form back to Chamber of Commerce by 7:30 PM at the night of Art Tour, to be registered to win one of the prizes furnished by participating businesses and Art Club members.

10250 SE HWY 441 SUITE #101
10325 US HWY 441


Sylvia F. Richardson
Sylvia Fran Richardson graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism. After teaching for a number of years she went back to school to study the subject she is most passionate about: ART. Every summer she continues her learning quest by attending classes at Savannah College of Art and Design, North Carolina State University, Penland School of Crafts, Odyssey Center for the Arts, Peter’s Valley and Arrowmont. Ms. Richardson has been teaching at Belleview High School since the school opened in 1994. She was a grant writer for seven years prior to coming to BHS. About teaching, she says, “How many people can honestly say they look forward to going to work every day? Probably not many.” “My philosophy of teaching is pretty simple. I love my job, and it’s easy for kids to see that. The thought of opening up a kiln load of my students’ work or starting a new project is very exciting to me. I believe my excitement and passion spills over into my students’ work. I love seeing the glow that emanates from a student who has created something they’re proud of. The kids who take my class are here because they want to be, not because they need the credit. That makes for a different kind of classroom atmosphere.” Ms. Richardson’s favorite medium is clay. Her pieces often feature horses. “The horses you see in my work are inspired by my Kentucky heritage which has been nurtured by living in Marion County since 1989.” Lately she has been making Spirit Houses which can be used as bird houses or night lights. Her goal as a potter is to connect with the user. “I hope my pottery will give you what the machine can not, an intimacy often lacking in our hectic world. Machines can make pots faster, cheaper, and more perfectly than I, but the hand made pot adds a human dimension to the user’s everyday life. Each time you use one of my pots, I hope you’ll feel an instant connection with its maker,” she explains.Another medium she enjoys is batik. Batik is an ancient Indonesian art form using hot wax and fabric dyes on cloth. Her batiks often depict ladies enjoying themselves. “For me painting is a means of expressing life’s joys, and I believe art serves as a medium to help us to make peace with our lives by emphasizing the brighter aspects of our existence.”


Ronald Slauson
A native of Florida, I studied photography in High School at Miami Beach and worked as assistant to a professional photographer during after school and weekend hours.I maintained an active interest in photography while in the military but later set it aside to pursue a career and raise four children.My interest in photography surfaced again in 2003 while working on training and promotional documentation assignments and other company project
My interest in photography surfaced again in 2003 while working on training and promotional documentation assignments and other company projects. Retiring from an engineering position in January, 2007, I purchased a Nikon digital SLR camera along with several lenses, software and basic studio gear as a retirement present to myself.I started pursuing photography as a hobby, occasionally doing photo assignments for my former employer, until I moved back to Florida. Recently, several friends encouraged me to join the Belleview Art Club and start displaying some of my art photos.

In Hospis Thrift store you can see art work done by Carol Dentici, James Dentici, Eileen Slattery, Elizabeth Slattery, Daniel Gajda, Daniela Banatova, Nelly Ordija, Grace Kathman, Kazuko de Bie.
Land Mark Real Estate will be featuring art done by Glenda Damm , Carol Dentici and Milly Sheffer.