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Four Seasons
Poetry Contest!

Four Seasons Poetry Contest Spring Session

And the winner is National MS Society. First round Spring Prize Money awarded to charity organization

Four Seasons Poetry Contest Summer Session

And the WINNER is.... HELEN REED Lahaina, Hiwaii

Four Seasons Poetry Contest Autumn Session

And the Winner is...

Four Seasons Poetry Contest Winter Session

And the Winner is...

Dun...  Dun... Dun...  Dun, dun, dun, dun dun dun!

Over two hundred great artists converged on Lake Worth, FL for the 17th straight year in what has become the nations biggest and very best Street Painting Festival.


Matt Lamstein - A Walk on the Wild Side
Tis a Gift to Be Simple - Shaker Hymn

By: Jan Engoren

At age 65, Brooklyn-born artist, Matt Lamstein, is taking a walk on the wild side - literally - through forests, wilderness, backwoods and undeveloped plots of land up and down the eastern seaboard, from Maine to Florida, in search of twigs, vines, branches, vegetation and other objets trouvés for his Wild Things art.

He collects as many of these organic objects as he can to create his original designs. Inspired by Wendell Barry’s poem, The Peace of Wild Things, about enjoying the peace and quiet of the wild things in the natural world, Lamstein calls his artwork Wild Things.

What Are You Going to Get for Christmas?

What Are You Going to Give for Christmas?

Why Not Purchase an Investment in Art?

All of the great Art Work found at yorktown.net is for sale. Just contact the artist by the link on their respective web page.
Merry Christmas!


John Kiraly, Royal Breeze                            John Kiraly,  Sand Castle on Ginger Beach


Columbia University Art Director, Ms. Orit Yakuel and her assistant, Dionis visited SeaHawks's atelier and gallery space at
Our Children Foundation. After reviewing paintings, Ms. Yakuel offered two different gallery spaces to simultaneously exhibit SeaHawk's paintings and signed contract for three months solo exhibition, May/June/July/2011.
Mile Seca
SeaHawk's Managing Agent (lovely husband, too)

The Old Double Edged Sword of Life/Luck
How I Discovered a Cache of Fine Dominican Republic Art

A couple months ago, the power failed in our old building. That building was affectionately known as "the outpost" due to it's geographic situation and the edge of civilization as we know it here in the tropics. We scrambled to repair/patch/rig things to get the system back up and managed to make shift a tangle of back-up batteries, extension cords and generators. That got us through the next few weeks. Beyond hope, the old building needed complete re-wiring. That fiasco was followed by  searching out a new location and a laborious move. Now we are housed in a beautiful two story cottage near the intracostal water way in Lake Worth, Florida. While fitting out and fixing up the new digs, I happened to find in a Goodwill Store, a nice floral print done by a Columbian woman . At the check out counter the cashier was adamant that no discounts applied to my purchase and I grudgingly paid the exorbitant price demanded. The tone of our verbal arm wrestling match was quite friendly and she inquired as to my choice of a Latin American piece. She then volunteered that a friend of hers recently closed a West Palm Beach Art Gallery and had retained a number of pieces that were in storage and needed a good home. So I hunted up the former gallery owner, made an appointment, took some photos and here you are, a lovely collection of art work from the Dominican Republic. Serendipity has a way of finding you when you least expect it. I sincerely hope this series of events continues until each one of these fine works of Latin American art finds one of you. PS These pieces will be priced at bargain rates. Contact information will be forthcoming in the very near future.


And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones,
and good in everything.
~ William Shakespeare

Call of the Wild
Wildlife Artist Fred Adell
By: Jan Engoren

Throughout the ages, artists, poets, philosophers and theologians have looked to nature and the natural
world as a means of exploring humanity’s place in the universe.
read the entire article
Grizzly Bears                                            Stripped Bass

A New Autumn Poetry Contest entry by Kathryn Z Birgel Durham, NC

four seasons summer poetry contest ended June 30th Winner will be announced July 31st 
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date . . . .
William Shakespeare
"Sonnet 18," 1-4

Control thy passions lest they take vengeance on thee.  Epictetus


SeaHawk Takes Flight
in New York City

by:  Jan Engoren

One of China's 10 best artists and a national art treasure by Hong Kong’s Ming Magazine.  As a young girl growing up in Communist China, Haiying (SeaHawk) Wang knew from an early age that she wanted to be an artist. SeaHawk went on line and found her true love in Mile Šeća, in New York City, also an artist.  Click to read the whole story

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.  Epictetus

Welcome to SUMMER 2010 June 21st is the first day of summer! And the summer solstice (longest day of the year).

Thousands of years ago, the pagan celebration of the summer solstice marked the beginning of summer. When Christianity came to be, the French Canadian celebration of Saint-Jean-Baptiste day was invented to replace the solstice.

Meet Moses Morales an artist who is sure to excite your senses. Born in Virginia, Moses spent a good deal of his life traveling around the world. He has lived in Missouri, North Carolina, Chicago, California, and the US Virgin Islands, and traveled extensively. In his travels, Moses visited many of the Caribbean islands, The British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Costa Rica, France, Germany and Denmark.

It was in the Virgin Islands where he realized his talent for art. Winning several competitions as well as creating the first large mural for his high school, Moses discovered that he had a gift. After graduation he moved to Illinois, where he attended art school at the Art Institute of Chicago and earned his Bachelors degree in fine art. After living in many places throughout the US, Moses decided that he was most artistically inspired in tropical climates and it was then that he moved to Florida. read more about Moses Morales   by:  yorktown.net e-magazine staff writer  Roberta Kagan


And the WINNER IS.....
Yorktown.net net is very pleased to announce the conclusion of it very first poetry contest. And the winner is National MS Society. That's right, As there were no contest entries received before the deadline, the prize money for FSPC Spring event has been paid out to a charity organization. On April 15th a Cashier Check in the Amount of $300.00 made out to the MS society was given to Ryan R Coote development director South Florida Chapter MS Society. read more...

Art Collection for Sale!

Daniel Green
Henri Ives Cobb
Ma Tricia
M Dan
C Slothnic
C D Weidon
V Navare
Mark De Muro
Sharon O'Brian
Ricardo Rey
Charles Oscar
Kyoshi Atito
Maxfield Parish
Ed Wallowitch
Adrei De Grote
C Meurs
Raoul Lazari
B Sanson
Bruce Waldman

Please direct all inquires to Peter Detore yorktown.net

 Multi-talented Artist~Poet~Builder~Musician David H Piper

Born and raised on the cold rocky coast of Maine, David Piper has always been attracted to texture. Having traveled extensively and lived in three states he has experienced various terrains which have influenced his art work. A minimal abstract impressionist, working in multi-mediums, David uses vibrant colors with contrast and texture in his pieces. His choice of mediums include: his series of fluid oil paintings, acrylic, wood and metal sculpture as well as poetry. He works with "feathered" brush strokes, pallet knives, and paint pouring in order to achieve his unique color blending. "By turning an abstract painting a quarter turn, or if it's square, an eighth of a turn", David explains "you have changed the entire feel of the painting." With a degree in fine art from the University of Maine, David has achieved monumental goals. David designs unique, functional and aesthetically pleasing buildings and he has built magnificent homes with the help of just one assistant. "Hands on" he says "I am an artist, I must do it myself" He has also worked as a chef and owned his own art gallery in South Carolina.

Three years ago, David decided to come to Florida, where he now devotes his time exclusively to his art and poetry. "I want to inspire reactions with my work. I don’t care if people love it or hate it as long as they react to it" And each of his pieces inspires one to think, to see, to dream and to imagine. Then he told me "I narrate the illusion with writing, painting and sculpture. Imagination describes the image"

by:  yorktown.net e-magazine staff writer  Roberta Kagan

One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.  Knute Rockne

Jorge Delara Miami Artist Author & Humanitarian

Over the past several months I have come to know Jorge Delara, or JD as he prefers to be called, and the more that I know about him the more it seems that there is to discover. He is no doubt very accomplished at his craft, but he is also a humanitarian who cares deeply for the well being of children. This depth of feeling is illustrated in his e-book on baseball. As a baseball coach working closely with young people, he has a keen awareness of their needs, their desires  and their weaknesses.

With two books written and published in e-book format, JD hopes to help coaches, parents and children with baseball as well as the life lessons that they give.  JD lovingly offers this illustrated writing from the heart. When I ask about it JD tells me that if it helps even one child then all of the effort has been well spent.

A sensitive and wildly creative artist he brings the riveting energy of sports to life in his sports paintings. As only an athlete who has played his entire lifetime would be able to do, he captures the movements, the intense competition, and the love of the game in each figure as they jump off of the canvas and onto the green.

Making his home in South Florida, he has created a tribute to Miami in his Miami art. Capturing the colorful culturally diverse flavor of the city itself, JD brings you so close that you can almost hear the salsa rhythm in each illustration.

His latest internet book is a unique and marvelous adaptation of the Tao, a complex Eastern Philosophy. Painstakingly and with an exquisite understanding, he has illustrated the meaning of the written words as he insightfully interrupts them.

When I ask him to tell me about himself JD says "I am a simple man, I live by the creed that if you do good then good will come to you" And he has spent his life trying to do good things for others. I say…Yes, JD, you’re right, good things will come to you!
by:  yorktown.net e-magazine staff writer 
Roberta Kagan

These are my new shoes. They're good shoes. They won't make you rich like me, they won't make you rebound like me, they definitely won't make you handsome like me. They'll only make you have shoes like me. That's it. Charles Barkley


Meet Hegina Rodrigues

Hegina Rodrigues, a multi-media artist, was born in Brazil. Her name means queen in Portuguese and she is certainly a queen in the art world. A modern expressionist she works from a deep emotional base sometimes distorting her figures in order to exhibit them in such a way as to express the underlying emotions that stir within the subject. Working in various medias such as painting, photography, assemblages and sacred icons, she has found affective and unique ways of artistic expression displayed in her work.

Her work displays the intense sensitivity of a wonderful artist, and human being who is sure to be recognized for her incredible insight into the human condition.

The painting featured here of the two people primarily in white is called Couple. It is a mixed media piece on paper.  

by: yorktown.net e-magazine staff writer 
Roberta Kagan




Seemed to me that drumming was the best way to get close to God. Lionel Hampton

Photos from the edge

In a sleepy little coffee & tobacco shop on the edge of a shopping center in between town & country somewhere in south florida, a collection of otherwise common looking folks bring percussion instruments in and set up a ring of chairs. Friendly chatter, hellos, hand shakes and hugs all around set a true atmosphere of good vibrations. Please welcome
Lake Worth Hand Drummers




Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears. Edgar Allan Poe

Natural Born Thriller Dana Drolet

Artist and Photographer for the Band


"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle.  I just wish that He didn't trust me so much."  ~Mother Teresa~

Meet the Artist Photographer Brenda Bumgarner
And prepare to be impressed
click the Pic

"O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! that we should, with joy, pleasance, revel, and applause, transform ourselves into beasts!"  William Shakespeare, Othello

Artist of the month of March
Shelagh Murphy Dufault

now that's Irish!


Happiness is perfume, you can't pour it on somebody else without getting a few drops on yourself. 
James Van Der Zee

New York Artist where the tropics begin

Meet Sophia Reznick

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