3 hrs Left To Order 2018 Calendars

Wow… the day has finally arrived. This is the deadline for pre-ordering calendars and there are 3 hours left… I will be pulling the calendars down at midnight tonight.

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“Thank you” to everyone that made it possible for me to achieve something that I have been too scared to do (I know, it doesn’t make sense to me either). Your love and belief in me, expressed in your excitement for these calendars, has been a driving force in pushing me to continue past my doubts. Because Of that, these are AMAZING!!! And I can’t wait for you to see them.

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I will be shipping out calendars incrementally after the deadline. Expect to receive your calendars before December 1st.

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I know a lot of people are asking me if I’ll have calendars at the Palafox Market after the deadline, and to be honest with you, I don’t think so, we’ll have to see. As for now they are only available on line.

This was a huge learning experience for me, one that I am proud and thankful for. I can honestly say, I’ve got next year on lock down.

If you are still interested in a 2018 Rafi Calendar please order before midnight. Thank you!!!!

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Important Dates:

Deadline To Order Calendars: November 15th, 2017 at 11:59PM

SHIPPING: Will ship after deadline, you will receive your calendar before December 1st.  

 

UDATE: 2018 Calendars Shipping Soon!

I want to start this by saying “thank you” to everyone that has pre-ordered a calendar thus far, you guys have made it possible for me. Your love and belief in me, expressed in your excitement for these calendars, has been a driving force in their creation.

Some of you may be thinking “Rafi, it’s just a calendar, get over it.”

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I have thought about releasing calendars for the last four years, and somehow managed to talk myself out of it every year. I’m pretty sure deep down it had to do with fear of rejection or something silly like that.

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Luckily, this year I decided it was better to try and fail, than to not try at all… and the rest is happening as we speak… So, THANK YOU!

You have been patiently (and impatiently) reading updates and waiting for the release date.

2018 Rafi Calendars
As some of you know, I looked at some proofs recently from a local publisher and almost cried, because they looked so vivid and amazing. I’ve gone with the best company. (http://www.kquarlesgs.com/  or http://po10tialmag.com/

The final count down to order calendars is November 15th, 2018 by midnight. Then I will remove calendars from the site. I will be shipping out calendars incrementally after the deadline. Expect to receive your calendars before December 1st.

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I know a lot of people are asking me if I’ll have calendars at the Palafox Market after the deadline, and to be honest with you, I don’t think so, we’ll have to see. As for now they are only available on line.

This was a huge learning experience for me, one that I am proud and thankful for. I can honestly say, I’ve got next year on lock down.

If you are still interested in a 2018 Rafi Calendar please order before the November 15th Deadline. Thank you!!!!

5-Calendar-by-Rafi-shop-now

Important Dates:

Deadline To Order Calendars: November 15th, 2017 at 11:59PM

SHIPPING: Will ship after deadline, you will receive your calendar before December 1st.  

 

 

Live Art Event You Wont Want To Miss Nov 17, 2017

This next Gallery Night I’m going to be a part of something that is both nerve-racking and exciting. Get ready for:

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Art at the Annex: Drawing Rally

On Friday, November 17 from 6 PM – 9 PM, During Gallery Night, at The Cowork Annex (13 Palafox Pl.) is going to be an event that I have rarely experienced here in Pensacola.

Part live art-making performance, part arts community awareness. Watch as local artists create artworks from start-to-finish while under a three hour time limit in front of a live audience – who can silently bid on the works as they are made.

Are you kidding me?? That sounds amazing!!!

Glow In The Dark Live Painting At Vinyl 2016
Glow In The Dark Live Painting At Vinyl 2016

Join us for this exciting live event – including fire dancing performances, music by AnyDayDJ.Com, an interactive creation station, photo booth, and tours of downtown’s new cowork @nnex facilities! @rt at the @nnex is free and open to the public on 11.17 from 6-9pm – during downtown Pensacola Gallery Night.

Participating artists:
Josh Green, Jarrod Goldman, Famous Gabe, Loren Miller, Kenneth Jordan, Carter J. Gaston, Marina C. Quirk, Brennah St. Ores, Rafi Perez (hey that’s me!), Elizabeth Matthews, Wolfy Howell, Tina Ogden, Nate Lyle, Anne Gray, Angelenia Edwards and Lindsey Gray.

This is such an amazing group of artists, I am truly honored.

Rafi Perez Live Painting Empowerment
Rafi Perez Live Painting Empowerment

WHAT: Art at the Annex: Drawing Rally

WHERE: The Cowork Annex (13 Palafox Pl.)

WHEN: Friday, November 17 from 6 PM – 9 PM, During Gallery Night

WHY: Because it’s awesome!

To all my awesome artists friends, updated artist participation list online. Deadline for artist participation is Nov. 14th. Details and application online at leaderfineart.com/call-for-artists.

 

Becoming A Work Of Art Yourself

I have always been fascinated by portraiture, and what I think of as an artistic snapshot of the personality of a human being in motion through life. Although I admire and have an appreciation for portraits, they’ve never really been my favorite thing to work on.

Until now…

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I am currently working on some studies, where I take images of real people and apply them to the life concepts that I put in my collections.

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“Creative Blast” By Artist Rafi Perez Original Painting On Paper 11X14
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“Ruby Red” By Artist Rafi Perez Original Painting On Paper 11X14
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“Reborn In Fire” By Artist Rafi Perez Original Painting On Paper 11X14
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“Flowing In Light” By Artist Rafi Perez Original Painting On Paper 11X14
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“Visions Of Tomorrow” By Artist Rafi Perez Original Painting On Paper 11X14

I am always looking for inspiring pictures, and would love an opportunity to paint you or someone you know into a piece of “Rafi Art” and as my friend said, be immortalized.

All you have to do is email me an image and some info to rafi@rafiwashere.com

Please Follow These Rules Of Thumb:

  • Images must be sharp and not blurry.
  • Please have good lighting in the photo.
  • I will accept- close up of the face (preferably no smiling for the camera poses), artistic poses, tasteful nudes, something that tells a story, or just an awesome photo.
  • It would be helpful if you gave me a little insight on the person in the image.
  • Things like, favorite color, strengths and what you would like say with the painting are helpful.
  • Please keep in mind that if you are chosen for one of the works, I will take the image and info and create something inspired by the information, but ultimately I retain full control of the creative process. This is not a commission. If you would like to commission me, contact me with details for consideration.
  • If your image is chosen and created, you are in no way obligated to buy the original piece, these are studies that will be done on 11X14 paper. I will send you a printable copy via email that you can print out (FREE) as a thank you.
  • I will contact you if I intend to use your image. This is a side project so please be patient.
  • By sending me an image you are giving me permission to use it in this project.

Thank you! I love you guys!

Due To Popular Demand, It’s Here…

I just released a series of calendars that I am happy to say, made a big hit… But they didn’t make a big splash. I have had several request for a “Rafi Marine Art” Calendar… Like… a lot of requests. My plan was to release it next year, because… franky, designing calendars is not really the funnest thing in the world to do. But, I love you guys and want you to have it this year.

So, here it is!

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2018 Marine Creatures Art Calendar has a collection of my colorful and bold water animals that I work on when inspired. The idea with this calendar was to bring a little of that calm and beauty to any space. This calendar has no suggested nudity.

Then, as I was going through the multitude of images that I have, I ran across a series that I wanted as a calendar for myself… Although, I’ll probably buy them all.

I am excited to bring you the adorable Love IS Series.

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2018 Love IS… Art Calendar has a collection of my colorful and happy little characters that only have one purpose in life, to inspire and bring you joy. The idea with this calendar was to bring a little bit of color, fun, and happiness into any space. This calendar has no suggested nudity.

And that’s it… These five calendars are it for 2018. 🙂

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A Cool Art And Jewelry Collaboration

Recently I was asked to create a piece that was unique and quite amazing. It was amazing for three reasons…

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Reason 1, I mean, just look at it!

Reason 2, I couldn’t believe that I had never created a piece like this, considering that my wife and partner in crime… (or creation) is a jewelry designer.

Reason 3, It’s just so freaking cool!

Two very amazing individuals who have collected Klee’s jewelry and some of my work approached us with a request.

“We love both of your work and would like to be able to display them together.”

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They came by the studio and we spent some time discussing an idea they had. Which, I’m going to just say, they are quite fun and inspiring to hang out with, and there might have been wine involved, although, I think the wine came later… either way, we love those two, and it was fun discussing ideas.

They searched and found the perfect piece of wood for the project, which was really cool, because at that point it became a collaboration between the four of us.

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I have to say, I am especially proud of this piece. The fact that my art, Klee’s art, and their ingenuity brought this to life, shows me how powerful unity and creative thinking can be.

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Thank you guys!

 

 

2018 Limited Edition Rafi Art Calendars

I am very excited to announce that this year will be the first year of limited edition calendars to be released by me.

Each series calendar has art that was carefully chosen by me in order to convey the message that I would like you to carry with you throughout the year.

Everyone that orders by November 10th will receive a free gift with their calendar!

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2018 Nature Art Calendar has a collection of happy images from flowers, to trees, to birds. My idea with this calendar was to bring a pop of color and joy to any drab work space. This calendar has no suggested nudity.
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2018 Marine Creatures Art Calendar has a collection of my colorful and bold water animals that I work on when inspired. The idea with this calendar was to bring a little of that calm and beauty to any space. This calendar has no suggested nudity.
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2018 Love IS… Art Calendar has a collection of my colorful and happy little characters that only have one purpose in life, to inspire and bring you joy. The idea with this calendar was to bring a little bit of color, fun, and happiness into any space. This calendar has no suggested nudity.
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2018 Meditation Art Calendar has carefully selected works that are meant to inspire a sense of calm and contemplation. This calendar has many images of meditation and of contemplative moments in my life.  This calendar is meant for a more personal setting.
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2018 Personal Power Art Calendar is a collection of some of my most empowering and controversial pieces. Each image is accompanied by a short quote that puts the piece in context. Due to some of the powerful images, this calendar is meant for a more personal setting.

Because I designed these calendars for myself and Klee, I also added a few non official holidays:

Along with all U.S. Holidays,
-January 13 – Make your dreams come true day
-February 16th – Do a grouch a favor day
-February 17th – Random act of kindness day
-February 22nd – Single tasking day
-February 24th – Tortilla chip day
-March 16th – Everything you do is right day
-March 19th – Let’s laugh day
-March 22nd – International goof off day
-March 26th – Make up your own holiday day
-April 14th – Look up at the sky day
-April 17th – Haiku Poetry Day
-April 23rd – Take a chance day
-April 30th – Honesty day
-May 4th – Starwars day
-May 5th – No pants day
-May 14th – Dance like a chicken day
-May 21st – Talk like Yoda day
-June 1st – Say something nice day
-June 8th – Best friends day
-July 3rd – Compliment your mirror day
-August 8th – Happiness happens day
-August 16th – Tell a joke day
-August 31st – Eat outside day
-September 4th – Eat an extra dessert day
-September 13th – Positive thinking day
-September 28th – Ask a stupid question day
-October 28th – International Observe the Moon Night
-November 24th – Celebrate your unique talent day
-December 19th – Ugly Sweater Day
-December 24th – Eggnog Day

I am currently taking pre-orders for calendars.  limited-edition-calendars-2018

 

All orders will ship November 15th. I will stop selling calendars in early December and once they are gone, they are gone.

Receive a 10% discount when you order 2 or more at a time. Use discount code at checkout: CALENDARS2018 and save!

 

 

Jewelry By Klee This Week #1

I’m really excited to share some of my newest inspirations with you this week. There is something so intimate about the connection and expression we all have with jewelry. I am honored to be in a position to bring that to life. I hope you enjoy. Click on the images below to find out more information on the pieces.

Jewelry By Klee Angelie Oct 2017
Tree of Life Necklace – Sterling Silver – Dendritic Agate – “Misty Fronds” By Klee Angelie
Jewelry By Klee Angelie Oct 2017
Tahitian Pearls Necklace Earrings Set – Genuine Baroque Shape Multicolored Tahitian Pearls – Solid 14k Gold Clasp and Accents – Untreated By Klee Angelie
Jewelry By Klee Angelie Oct 2017
Sterling Silver Feather Necklace – Small Sideways Curved Feather – Hand Forged Unique Feather – Solid Sterling Silver By Klee Angelie
Jewelry By Klee Angelie Oct 2017
Geometric Silver Nugget Earrings “Triad” – Fine Silver Hexagons and Sterling Silver – Minimalist Drop Dangle Earrings By Klee Angelie
Jewelry By Klee Angelie Oct 2017
Amber and Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace – Honey Golden Orange – Genuine Amber – Spiral Design By Klee Angelie

Thank you! Please let me know if you enjoyed me sharing this with you, I’ll have some new designs next week to share with you, see you then!

-Klee

Art By Rafi This Week #1

I decided to start showing off some of my art on a weekly basis. As some of you know, I spend a lot of time in my art studio creating. In fact, I spend so much time in my studio, that I’m pretty sure I’m what is called a hermit. Luckily, my lack of social interaction is the reason I am constantly working on art, thus have pieces to share with you almost weekly. Enjoy! Click on any of the pieces below to find out more information.

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Nature Of Passion By Rafi Perez 24X30
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No Strings Attached – Original Painting By Artist Rafi Perez Mixed Medium on Gallery Wrapped Canvas 18X24
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Original Painting Woman Tree Wall Art By Artist Rafi Perez Mixed Medium on Canvas 18X24
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Sea Turtle Original Large Painting by Artist Rafi Perez Mixed Medium on Canvas 40X46
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Sunflower Painting Textured Original Six Sunflowers Painting by artist Rafi Perez on Gallery Wrapped Canvas 18X24

Hope you enjoyed my art! Let me know if you enjoyed this.

Love you guys!

 

You Are Invited To p-ART-y With Us

As I sit here looking at my schedule for this weekend, I can’t help but think “Wow, this is pretty awesome!”

Ok, so let’s get right into it, This Friday, it’s all about Gallery Night, graffiti, and a pop up gallery. This Saturday, it’s about a leisurely stroll through a beautiful downtown market. Sunday it’s all about wine, art, and a boardwalk on the water.

What do all these things have in common? Us… Klee and I will be attending and being a part of all three. So, I am inviting you to join us in the fun.

FIRST UP:

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WHAT: Art at the Annex: Graffiti/Street Art PopUp

WHEN: Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 4 PM – 8 PM

WHERE: 13 Palafox Place in downtown Pensacola

HOW MUCH: FREE

WHY: Because it’s awesome, duh.

Leader Art Consultants and cowork annex have partnered to bring an exciting new series of monthly PopUp exhibits to downtown Pensacola’s Gallery Night.

The October @rt at the @nnex PopUp is a celebration of urban contemporary art by local graffiti and street artists. 27 original works by 14 local artists – including a 20 ft. collaborative locker mural by artists Nate Lyle and Brandon Barnhart. Works include everything from graffiti on canvas and found objects to street art inspired abstracts, photographs and video projection.

Featured Artists:
Nate Lyle | Cheese Rawsteen | Presto St. | Andrew Grasty | Dumb Person | Angelita Poindexter | Rafi Perez | Rachael Pongetti | Cassidy Seibert | Alec Garcia | Lucky Girl | Brandon Barnhart | Sam Earley, Christopher Mills

NEXT UP:

Palafox Market Rafi Perez

WHAT: The Palafox Market

WHEN: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at 9 AM – 2 PM

WHERE: N. Palafox St., in Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza, between Wright St. and Chase St.

HOW MUCH: FREE

WHY: Because it’s awesome, again…

Fresh produce, live plants, baked goods, fine art, and antiques are just a few of the items offered by all of us at the Palafox Market in Downtown Pensacola. Items originate directly from onsite vendors who grow, make, or create the fruits, vegetables, herbs, and art for sale. There is no buy/sell items, they are all awesome and real.

AND FINALLY:

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WHAT: Art and Wine Festival

WHEN: Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 at 11 AM – 4 PM

WHERE: Pensacola Beach Boardwalk

HOW MUCH: FREE/ Wine Tasting prices above.

WHY: Because… Wine, Art, and did I mention wine?