Congratulations to the winner of the April Art Battle, Mayling Pao!! Congratulations
Mayling Pao was born in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. Raised in Miami, she attended art schools from an early age. She graduated from New World School of the Arts and received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. With an extensive background in the arts, Pao has explored various art disciplines including painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, illustration and graphic design. Over 20 of her color illustrations have been published in the Kansas City Star Newspaper. Her fine art has been exhibited in galleries and festivals in Miami, FL and Kansas City, MO. When she is not painting/sculpting in her studio based in West Palm Beach she enjoys teaching art to inspire creativity in children and homeschooling her own three small artists
Join us in Northwood Village for the Art Battle at Art & Wine Promenade Friday May 29th from 6-9PM!
Watch as five local artists battle it out and create masterpieces live on the street while you shop, dine and taste wine throughout the Village.
Stop by the CRA Information booth located at Northwood Road & Spruce during the event to pick up your Village map & Wine Tasting card for your chance to win! Want to win even more? Make sure you VOTE for your favorite artist creation during the Art Battle and one lucky winner will take home $100 in Northwood Village Gift Certificates.
Want to know more about the artists? Check out the links below to see other work they have created and get to know the artist behind the canvas!
Craig McInnis – Art Battle Curator:
I have been drawing since I can remember. I decided early on that I would be an Artist. Music and art run through much of my family tree
I doodled my way through high school and then came to Florida to attend the Art Institute. After graduation I plunged into a varied list of artistic endeavors.
“All things creative” has been the credo that I live by, when deciding what projects to take on. I enjoy keeping my workload diverse to help expand my skill set.
I have had the opportunity to make music, record and tour, paint on many different surfaces, illustrate, log many fun hours on Photoshop, create graphics and layouts, create storyboard art and props for motion pictures, apprentice as a tattoo artist, and most recently work behind the scenes to curate, promote and produce art shows for my cohorts.
As Co- Founder of Art Synergy I am proud to be part of a dedicated team of art professionals with the goal of promoting local art at National and International levels We also facilitate access to art & culture for those who may not have previously had the chance.
I am also proud to be Creative Director of Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Over the past 8 years, I have done, horror make-up, graphics, talent booking, casting and management, branding, set design, scenic painting, and my fair share of getting into character.
I love the challenge new creative territory poses.
My intent is to stay focused and to NEVER take my creative gifts for granted.
Jennifer is a self-taught artist. She has always felt that creating art is a necessary part of life; whether it is painting, drawing, crafting, producing murals, or gardening. She sees art in everything around her.
An avid admirer of other people’s artwork, she is constantly inspired. Jennifer’s art ranges in mediums, styles and emotionally driven circumstances.
For Jennifer, art offers a release from the everyday details into a world of passion, dreams, and meditation.
Today, Jennifer’s work embodies her unique philosophy towards life. Each piece is an individually interpretive story. Unique models, subject placement and the development of each piece are just a few of the areas that make Jennifer’s artwork an interesting journey towards the nature of self-discovery.
Becky Osborne-Phillips is a multi-dimensional artist, with over twenty years of professional experience. She works in a multitude of mediums, from paint to neon, sculpting, body paint, costuming, props, and even cake art. Her style varies as well, from a classical realism approach to multi-media pieces with a message.
Mayling Pao was born in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. Raised in Miami, she attended art schools from an early age. She graduated from New World School of the Arts and received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. With an extensive background in the arts, Pao has explored various art disciplines including painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, mixed media and commercial art. Over 20 of her color illustrations have been published in the Kansas City Star Newspaper. Her fine art has been exhibited in galleries and festivals in Miami, FL and Kansas City, MO. When she is not painting/sculpting in her studio based out of West Palm Beach, she enjoys teaching art to inspire creativity in children and homeschooling her own three small artists. You can connect with the artist by following her on instagram @ixtstudio & facebook.com/ixtstudio. For more information about the artist visit her website –www.ixtstudio.com or call 786-237-9167.
I was born and raised in South Florida. I picked up a can for the first time about 10 months ago and since then have fallen in love with aerosol art. When I’m not spray painting I like to use paint markers or whatever is lying around. Right now I’m dabbling in letters, cartoons and portraits. I’m inspired mostly by things that I see outside, and my partner in crime.
Emmanuel Gonzales has had a strong presence in the in the south Florida art scene since his graduation from Palm Beach Atlantic College in 2001. He has a bold and edgy style fusing together collage, pencil, pastel and oils to create strong imagery that consistently makes a statement. His work has been seen in various juried shows and galleries in Palm Beach County and Orlando. Most recently he has displayed at the Voight Gallery on Palm Beach Island, OSGS Gallery in Northwood, and currently at the Brewhouse Gallery displaying quite a few examples of his work.
The pop-up show “Continuum” in downtown West Palm Beach displayed a variety of his paintings during Art Palm Beach in 2014. Most notably, his “Keyes to the Cities” piano project entitled “Waiting in Vain” graced passersby with impromptu concerts in downtown Lake Worth. Emmanuel Also participated in Orlando’s “Rock the Box” where he was selected to paint a newspaper box for the Orlando weekly. Catch a glimpse of Emmanuel’s work at the Boynton Beach Arts District where he showcases some of his moralistic skills. Most recently, Emmanuel was honored by being commissioned to paint Florida State Senator Marco Rubio’s portrait to grace his Washington office.
Northwood Mango Festival – The Village Aglow with Mango
Friday, June 26, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
This tropical festival brings a taste of summer and all things mangoes to Northwood Village. The two-day affair includes live Reggae, Latin Fusion & Caribbean Rock along with Mango Infused food and beverages, chef demonstrations and activities for the whole family. Admission is Free.
For more information go to http://mangomusicfest.com