porcelain_art_example-2The Fall classes will begin at the Boca Museum the Art School located at 801 West Palmetto Park Road,Boca Raton Fl 33486. Contact numbers are 561-392-2503 or 954-772-964 7. The china painting class will be held on Friday morning from 9am until 12pm. Beginners are welcome and will be encouraged by the teacher and other students. Mary Belle has been on the staff teaching china painting for 14 years. Her expertise in this fine art is extended to all of her students. All of your blank porcelain, brushes, paints,firing and solvents will be supplied to you in porcelain_art_example-3this class for a supply fee which is charged by the teacher each semester. You may paint on tiles, plates, small vases or trays, etc. Come and enjoy this fun class with other fun students.

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Abstract Palette Knife Painting with Enamel and China Paint at the Boca Museum the Art School: Modern Porcelain Painting

Mary Belle Cordell will be teaching abstract palette knife painting with textured enamel which will be colored with china paint.  This powder will be mixed with a closed drying medium and will be painted with a palette knife on a 14 X 16 tile.  You will finish one tile in this class and will be able to pick up the kiln fired tile at the school in one week.  This class will be held on November 19, 2016, tuition: $110.00 Time 9:30am until 1:00pm.  There will be a material fee of $25 for this class. Mary Belle will be showing an example of this class and her china painting class at the open house at the school on August 27 from 1pm-4pm.  Address 801 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL 33486.  For more information call: 561-392-2503 or 954-772-9647.

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Mary belle will be showing six of her porcelain art paintings at Studio 18 in the Pines.  The theme of the show is “Through Women’s Eyes.”  Her latest paintings are titled Metamorphosis #2 and Poppies #1#2#3.  These paintings show butterflies from beginning to end and Poppies in different stages of blooming in different colors.  Artist Reception: July 22, 2016 Time: 5-7 Address: 1101 Poinciana Dr., Pembroke Pines, Fl 33055.

Porcelain Art depicting the butterfly metamorphasis

Metamorphasis

 

Porcelain Art depicting the butterfly metamorphasis

Metamorphasis

 

 

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Still life porcelain art painting of Pears and grapes

The Pear

Mary Belle Cordell will be exhibiting her porcelain art paintings of “Christ on the road to Emmaus” and “The Pear” in the art gallery at the Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Atlanta Georgia.  The Fall show will feature the Fall colors in the paintings.  The church has a very active artists group and will have seven shows in the coming year.  Mary Belle will be showing her art in these shows.

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Art Boca Brochure Cover

Art Boca Brochure Cover

Art Boca Raton is a new contemporary art fair from the organizers of Art Palm Beach. International galleries were exhibiting modern, contemporary and emerging art in March 18-21, 2016. Daily lectures on collecting , film screenings, artist presentations and art tours of FAU University Art Galleries were available to attendees.

Mary Belle Cordell was a guest artist at this event. She represented the Boca Raton Museum of Art the Art School. She displayed her porcelain art and talked about her love of porcelain painting and painted several pieces of porcelain. The show was very well attended and will be yearly event.
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Mary Belle will be exhibiting five of her porcelain paintings at Studio 18 (1101) Poinciana Dr. Pembroke Pines,Florida) during the months of July and august 2016. The opening reception will showcase the artists, writers, and musicians of the Fort Lauderdale branch of the National League of American Pen Women. Look for social media and e- Blasts to follow.
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photos by Kara Starzyk

Mike Osceola and Mary Belle Cordell

Mike Osceola and Mary Belle Cordell

Step into the early 20th century lifestyle of Bonnet House creators Evelyn and Frederick Bartlett at “Entirely Entertaining” Feb. 22. Set amidst the lush gardens and swan-laced lagoon, the veranda will be transformed into a wonderland of select themes showcasing the finest designs in dining and entertaining. A group of designers will create original décor themes on each of 30 guest tables.

Step into the early 20th century lifestyle of Bonnet House creators Evelyn and Frederick Bartlett at “Entirely Entertaining” Feb. 22.

Set amidst the lush gardens and swan-laced lagoon, the veranda will be transformed into a wonderland of select themes showcasing the finest designs in dining and entertaining. A group of designers will create original décor themes on each of 30 guest tables.

The event begins at 11 a.m. with a champagne reception. A strolling violinist will entertain guests as they peruse the silent auction items in the courtyard. Attendees will then enjoy a three-course gourmet luncheon paired with wines at noon in the Bonnet House veranda.

“Twenty-one years ago, Mrs. Bartlett began this signature fundraising luncheon with several of her close friends and artists in order to preserve this tropical oasis that showcases the ecological and botanical significance of the area as well as the artistic and creative aspects of its residents,” said Susan Howell Gundlach, event chair.

Committee members for “Entirely Entertaining” include Brian Hill, Sandy Casteel, Valerie Viglione, Sondra St. Martin, Kathy Shampaine, William Gundlach III, Rosalie Rusovick, Lauren McGee, John and Carol Lucas, Kay Boynton, Mary Belle Cordell, Mike Osceola, Betty Young and Tony Pastucci.

Sponsors are Publix Super Market Charities, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Betty Douglas.

This one-of-a-kind, 35-acre tropical estate on the Atlantic Ocean was founded in 1920 and completed in 1938. The Bartletts, who were both artists and art patrons, created a tropical oasis to showcase the ecological and botanical significance of the area as well as the artistic and creative aspects of its residents. In 1983, Evelyn donated the house and property to the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation.

Tickets to “Entirely Entertaining” are $120. Premier guest tickets are $160 and include a champagne tour of Evelyn’s private quarters.

For more information, visit www.bonnethouse.org.

Copyright © 2016, Sun Sentinel

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The twenty, ten-inch plate installation has been completed by porcelain artist Mary Belle Cordell.  Photographer Phoenix is completing the process of making a slideshow and Facebook account of the plate painting process.  Look for the completed project in the very near future.

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