Armory Art Center Announces “New & Now”, An Opening Reception Plus An Evening Of Artist Talks

“New & Now”: Work by New Faculty Fall 2016 is an exciting multi-media exhibition at the Armory Art Center’s East and Greenfield Galleries featuring works by new faculty members joining the Armory Art Center this fall. The new faculty, including the 2016–2017 artists-in-residence, will expand the Armory’s offerings, techniques, and disciplines to engage students of all levels.  The Rickie Report shares the details of two events related to “New & Now”.  The Opening Reception takes place on Friday, September 2nd and an Evening of Artist Talks takes place on Thursday , October 6th.  Stop by, meet the faculty and get a 10% discount when you sign up for classes!




1700 Parker Avenue    West Palm Beach, FL 33401


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Opening Reception:

Friday, September 2, 2016 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm


Evening of Artists Talks:

Thursday, October 6, 2016 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm

East and Greenfield Galleries

Exhibition Dates: September 3 – November 26, 2016


Gallery Hours:

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Saturday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Attendees are invited to meet the artists, see their work, and learn about our new classes which are offered at a 10% discount during the opening reception. In addition to the opening reception on September 2, 2016, there will also be an evening featuring talks from the artists themselves on October 6, 2016.

New faculty includes Rosario Alborta, Judith Bert King, Jason LeVan, George Mesa, Ryan Parente from Infinite 3D Printers, Aimee Schulz, Vishan Seenath, Stacy Sollisch, Anna Torlen, Julia Townsend, Terry Widner, and Betty Wilson.

Of the new faculty, five are new 2016-2017 Artists-in-Residence. They come from across the country and were individually selected for this highly competitive program.



Our New Artists-in-Residence:




“Chains” , Bracelet by Alicia Boswell

Alicia Boswell received her MFA in metalsmithing/jewelry from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a BFA in functional design at Murray State University in Kentucky. She has attained positions of visiting professor, sabbatical replacement, adjunct faculty, studio assistant/technician, artist-in-residence, and visiting workshop instructor at arts/crafts education centers around the United States and internationally. 




“Upwelling”, Cloth by Jennifer Day

Jenny Day earned an MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Arizona, a BFA in painting from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and a BA in environmental studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is a painter who has divided her time between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Tucson, Arizona. She paints a fragmented space, examining human demand and the effects of environmental degradation on an understanding of place. 




“Series of Dreams” , Porcelain by  Andy Denton

Andy Denton earned his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from East Carolina University. He is a figurative sculptor whose processes involve casting and welding metal to ceramics and pottery.



“Sketchbook Wall Tile” by Chad Steve

Chad Steve was born and raised in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. He received his BFA from University of Wisconsin-Stout. In 2009 he moved to Hawaii and received his MFA from University of Hawaii at Manoa. While living there, he worked at the University as an adjunct professor and a lab technician. Chad has instructed at a variety of institutions such as Hawaii Potter’s Guild, Honolulu Art Museum, Montana University, and Western Montana University. 




“I Can Hear Your Breath”, Oil by Spence Townsend

Spence Townsend earned his BFA in painting and drawing from the University of Southern Mississippi, and his MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Georgia. He works primarily with oil painting and screen printing and also explores the possibilities between art, music, and animation. He previously taught painting and drawing courses at the University of Georgia. 



The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.

For more information, visit or call 561-832-1776 x33.



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Call For Artist Entries To “Wild Florida”: Cash Prizes, Juried By Clyde Butcher; Special Reception For Art And Nature Lovers

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education presents ‘Wild Florida’ a photography exhibition featuring images caught in the wild, in the state of Florida based on wildlife, habitats, or environmental impacts affecting those.  In addition, the Featured Fine Art Photographers include Raymond Gehman, Chris Gillette, Paul Marcellini, Greg Matthews*, David Moynahan, Mac Stone, Carlton Ward Jr., Marina Scarr (*Greg Matthews is co-curating this exhibition with The Gallery at CCE Manager, Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla).  These artists have been featured in National Geographic, Popular Photography, American Museum of Natural History (NY), National Wildlife, Audubon, and The Smithsonian.  The Rickie Report shares the details for this Call for Entries as well as the Opening Reception which takes place on Saturday, November 5th.  Wildlife Art lovers: Mark your calendars now!



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425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
t (561) 805 9927 ext. 160  f (561) 805 9929













 Saturday, November 5th, 2016

Busch Wildlife Sactuary (Jupiter, FL) in attendance with live animals!

6:00pm to 8:30pm





$10 Entry   (Charitable Donation to CCE’s mission in helping children learn through the arts)

Sponsored by Accomplice Brewery & Ciderworks, Whole Foods Market, Local Brand, Tanks A Lot Aquariums, Coastal Source, Searcy Law






PROGRAMS: (Lectures, Workshops, etc.)  – DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED



Exhibit Runs Nov. 5th – December 17, 2016











Here’s the supporting Links;
‘Wild Florida’ Call To Artists Entry page and Information:
‘Wild Florida’ Contest/Art Call Facebook Page:
‘Wild Florida’ Opening Reception Facebook Page:



Cash Prizes, details found within the Art Call.

Guest Juror, Clyde Butcher

(Florida Artist Hall of Fame, Ansel Adams Conservation Award Winner, a Florida Monthly Magazine Top 100 most influential people in Florida, Distinguished Artist Award from Florida House Embassy Washington, DC just to name a few of a long list of career accolades).






‘Wild Florida’ Call To Artists Entry page and Information:

‘Wild Florida’ Contest/Art Call Facebook Page:

‘Wild Florida’ Opening Reception Facebook Page:



For more information, please contact:
Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla
Greg Matthews


For More Information About  CCE:

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery and Marketing Manager

425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
t (561) 805 9927 ext. 160     f (561) 805 9929

Empowering Students to Grow Creatively, Academically, and Socially Through Arts-Based Education



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Port St. Lucie , Fl 34986


Delray Art League Announces Fall Lineup Of Art Exhibits And Receptions And Invites You to Attend

The Delray Art League offers a multitude of fine art opportunities for Art Patrons and Artists from now through November.  Stop by Delray Beach City Hall, The Milagro Center, Old School Square, and the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. New members are welcome to this active artist networking organization.  Don’t miss the Opening Reception of  “Autumn Rising” at the Milagro Center August 26th!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.




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Our FALL lineup…

Fine Art Exhibits


Delray Art League
New Members Exhibit

Now thru September 16th

At Delray Beach City Hall Gallery

100 NW First Avenue
Delray Beach, FL

Hours: Monday – Friday   8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Admission is free.

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Dada Flower by Bob Catan (top)
“At The End Of The Day” by Mike D’Amato (bottom)

Delray Art League
Milagro Center Exhibit

Opening August 26th thru October 21st

At Milagro Center

695 Auburn Ave, Delray Beach, Florida
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Admission is free.

“Autumn Rising” Opening Reception

 August 26th of 2016  6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

A portion of all art sales will go to raise funds for the Milagro Center & the Delray Art League Education Fund.

Please join us.



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“Church Lady” by Linda Greenwald (top)

“Fiesta Coconuts by Eileen Louvre (bottom)


Delray Art League
Abstract Exhibit

September 1 thru October 31st

At Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

140 NE 1st Street
Delray Beach, Florida
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Admission is free.

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Artwork by Sheila Ballaban

Delray Art League
1st Friday Artwalk Delray Beach – September 2nd

Artwalk Gallery Exhibit

September 2nd thru September 29th

At The Artwalk Gallery in the Cornell Museum

51 N Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, Florida
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Admission is free.

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Phoenix Totem by Magnus Sebastian

Delray Art League
Visual Arts of Delray Exhibit

October 1st thru November 26th

At The Gallery at the Arts Garage

94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444
Saturday, October 1st, 2016 to Saturday November 26th, 2016
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm.
Admission is free.



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Artwork by Moneta



DAL Members Around Town

Bruce Bain is conducting a photography class – Composition “Creating Interesting and Memorable Images” at Jonathon Dickinson State Park on Saturday, September 10, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm. Contact the Kimbell Education Center at 561-745-5551 for additional information:

Kathryn Barry has been exhibiting & selling her oil paintings of Crested Butte at Mary Picciano’s new Spirit & Soul Boutique in Crested Butte, CO. This summer Kathryn has been painting primarily plein air in the beautiful lofty Rockies.

John Bowen will be at three outdoor art shows this September and October, in Delaware and Virginia. See John at Brandywine Art Festival, in Wilmington, Delaware, on the 17th and 18th of September. Art on the Green, in New Castle, Delaware, on the 24th of September, and Occasion for the Arts, in Williamsburg, Virginia, on the 1st and 2nd of October.

Carolyn Barth has a painting included in the Women in the Visual Arts Exhibition at Palm Beach Cultural Council, 601 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL, August 13 – October 1, 2016.

Linda Fleischman will be exhibiting at the BluePrint Gallery at Milagro Center at 695 Auburn Avenue, Delray Beach. Her plein air paintings, Rosie’s Palace, The Pavilion & Evelyn Bartlett’s Orchid Greenhouses were painted on location at the Fort Lauderdale’s Bonnet House & Gardens Museum. Rosie’s Palace was the stable for the mule that carried goods from the boathouse to the property. The Pavilion is located on the south end of the estate in front of the pond where Frederick Bartlett premiered his mural paintings on canvas and held social engagements. Evelyn Bartlett’s Orchid Greenhouses were the love of Mrs. Bartlett. She loved caring for her orchids on the estate property. The legend of Frederick & Evelyn Bartlett lives on today.

Andrew Holliman was awarded Special Merit Recognition in Light, Space and Time Online Gallery – “Nature” 2016 Exhibit for his piece “Red and Green McCaw”. The competition was an international event with 814 submissions from 25 countries. Two of Andy’s pieces were selected for The Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA) Exhibit at the Nathan Rosen Center Gallery in Boca Raton on display through September 9th.  Andy’s work “Symbiosis” is on display at Arts at the Lighthouse and three of Andy’s pieces are hanging in Wellington. “The Road to Summer” in the new Community Center, “Moonlight Serenade” and “Lunar Recital” are hanging in the Wellington City Hall.  
Manny Jomok is exhibiting at Works of Hands Gallery in Maine until Sept. 30, 2016. For additional information: or visit Manny and

Deborah LaFogg Docherty’s “Flying Tiger” of Everglades National Park, FL  has been accepted into The Nation’s Most Spectacular National Parks Exhibit opening to the public on August 27th and continue through December 31st, 2016. There will be an opening reception for artists, members and special guests on Friday August 26th, 6 – 8 pm. at St. George Art Museum, 47 E 200 N, St. George, UT 84770

Vicki Siegel will be exhibiting work in “Selections from the Armory Art Center” at the at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County 601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth, August 26 through October 29. You can see her work online at as well. 

Dee Utasi has an art exhibit entitled “Painted Memories” hanging for the month of August at Cypress Street Station in Abilene, Texas.  She will also be the featured artist at ArtWalk on the second Thursday of the month. She will be painting outside the venue.

Join us:


 Exhibiting Member $40.00 annually;
 Family members (exhibiting} $50.00 annually;
 Friend membership (non-exhibiting) $20.00 annually.
To become a Delray Art League exhibiting member, you must submit three pieces of your original artwork at one of our monthly general meetings. Artwork should be presented to the Jurying Committee between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. before the start of the General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Next meeting is scheduled for October 10th, 2016.
Accepted Artwork: 2 D and 3 D Visual Art
Not Accepted: Crafts or commercially reproduced artwork (except fine art photography/digital). Decision is subject to the discretion of the Jurying Committee, with final determination by the Board of Directors.  Art should be signed by the artist and ready for hanging. Art done on paper should be matted and framed with Plexiglas (no glass). Canvas must be framed or gallery wrapped (no staples showing) with sides painted.

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“Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition” At the Center For Creative Education Offers Unique Stories Through Eyes, Hands And Lips Of The Artists Themselves

“Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition” at the Center for Creative Education is being produced by A.T.B Fine Artists & Designers LLC.  Opening on September 10th with a Public Reception, “Collaboration” will continue through October 21st with lectures, art demonstrations, artists talks and more. The focus is to show another aspect of art & culture in a community that many people in Palm Beach County have yet to experience. This year’s group includes artists who are originally from, reside in or are represented in the State of Florida. We believe that with the partnership of CCE & A.T.B. the “Diaspora” will be another great success.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the Exhibition, a few sneak peeks and how to RSVP.  Some of these events are FREE, but you MUST RSVP!









425 24th Street   West Palm Beach, FL 33407





Join us for the Opening

Saturday, September 10, 2016 | 6-8:30 PM

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education

Suggested $10 Entry:

(Charitable Donation to CCE’s mission in helping children learn through the arts)

CCEAfrican Diaspora 2016 inside cover

The exhibition runs from September 3-October 21, 2016.







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“Contemplating” by Michel Basquiat




Their vision is to have an African Diaspora (The African diaspora was the movement of Africans and their descendants to places throughout the world – predominantly to the Americas). Trina and Anthony Burks explain,”  The concept of art itself does not have to be in reflection of the diaspora”.





Curators of “Collaboration”, Anthony Burks Sr. and Trina Slade burks

“This is the third installment of the exhibition. Originally created in 2013, the African Diaspora had displayed a vast variety of artists from around the country. We have achieved this not simply hanging art on a wall or sitting it on a pedestal. It was accomplished by unique story telling through the eyes, hands and lips of the artists themselves”.





Sept. 10 – Opening



Sept. 17-Brunch & Lecture

12pm-3pm   Tickets $35 (Limited Seating)


Oct. 1-Meet The Florida Highwaymen



Oct. 8- Meet The Artists & Marketplace



Oct. 15-Artist Rodney Jackson reads Rocko’s Big Launch








Artwork by Anthony Burks Sr.



Anthony Burks Sr.

Anthony Burks is one of the most unique conceptual artists in America. His paintings mix colored pencils, watercolor, pen, and ink, and are characterized by his unusual choice of colors. Whether depicting birds, animals, or people, Anthony is able to convey the intertwining of their beauty and their strength. He chooses his subjects because of what they mean to him, and he tells their stories through his combination of realistic forms, bright colors, and abstract images. Anthony is also co-curator of the exhibition.



Jonathan Knight

Dr. Jonathan Knight’s mission is to provide the highest quality of fine art available, share his creative vision with all interested viewers and collectors, and continue educating and informing art enthusiasts about collecting, supporting and appreciating fine art of all kinds. Dr. Knight is no stranger to Palm Beach County. In 2000 Sunfest used one of his paints for their Commemorative Print. (work has been also affiliated with Albrecht Kemper Museum Of Art, Artist Showcase of the Palm Beaches, United Industries CO, Stowers Institute, Anheuser Busch Corporate Art Collection just to name a few)


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Artwork by Ore’al Blunston

Ore’al Blunston

Ore’al Bluntson is a professional artist located in West Palm Beach, Fl. She enjoys painting with acrylics as her primary medium. Ore’al has an abstract expressionist style that is riddled with African overtones.




Collaborations2016Rodney Jackson Rocko's Big Launch, 12_x5_ acrylic on resin $450

Artwork by R. Jackson




 R.Jackson (Book signing & reading on October 15, 2016)

R. Jackson is a visual artist, award-winning illustrator, and art director. The Homestead, Florida resident is was an artist in residence at the KROMA Miami Gallery in Miami, Fl & is presently now the director of the gallery. He states “As a visual director, I’m known among my colleagues as someone with a strong work ethic who is not afraid to push boundaries. I am constantly surveying my surroundings for concepts that can be expanded or improved. I am also trying to find the empty spaces where new ones should exist.”




Artwork by Addonis Parker

Addonis Parker

Addonis Parker is a Miami artist who was nicknamed “Giant” as a child. His 6’8″ frame, is slightly intimidating at first. But his larger than life paintings speak volumes of this gentle teddy bear of a man. “I am a student of creativity and expression. My life is simply an open book to the inner world of our urban fabrics but the key to the underworld of self-truth, through the eyes of Addonis.”



For more information:

A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers LLC: Save the Dates
Save the Dates Opening Reception, Sept. 10th RSVP HERE Brunch & Lecture Sept. 17th RSVP HERE (Limited Seating) Meet The Florida Highwaymen Oct. 1st RSVP …

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Plantation Art Guild Offers October And November Workshops, Open to Non Members And Members

The Plantation Art Guild is a welcoming group, offering workshops, general meetings, paint-ins and exhibits for everyone to enjoy.  Come and explore three exciting workshops with well regarded instructors, Karen Fletcher Braverman, Marilyn Johansen and Susan Hanssen.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up while there are still spaces available! There is a special discount for early registration and taking more than one workshop.  









Jim Ward Community Center


301 NW 46th Street   Plantation FL 33317




Artwork by Karen Fletcher Braverman


“It’s All Relative”

Karen Fletcher Braverman

10/7/16 (all levels)

RSVP by September 7th


In this workshop you will learn to distinguish what makes your painting come alive and what makes it have drama, definition and POP! Sometimes following the rules is not enough, in this watercolor workshop- It’s All Relative!






Artwork by Marilyn Johansen









Marilyn Johansen

10/21/16 (all levels)

RSVP by September 21st

We will be working wet into wet to create texture with different materials provided, a lesson in design, and finally we’ll add a real image to our textured painting.





Artwork by Susan Hanssen





“From Black And White To WOW!

Susan Hanssen

11/04/16 (all levels)

RSVP by October 4th



This is a workshop that requires only a willingness to explore the freedom of intuitive drawing and painting. It is a full busy day focused on creating amazing back & white drawings and translating them into color. Of course, there will be a discussion of design, tools and time for questions.



Registration Info:

Cost $85 Members $95 Non-members
10% discount if paid 30 days prior
15% discount if you take all 3

Contact Info:
Terry Gannet




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Art Is At The Heart Of Brewhouse Gallery As You Enjoy The Views With The Brews

The Brewhouse Gallery celebrates its new resident artists on the Thursday, August 25th. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting in a night completely devoted to the artists with a meet and greet, creative talks and much more! The Brewhouse is a community art gallery and craft beer oasis! Sit back with a locally roasted coffee, specialty soda or wine. The Brewhouse is one of the most well-respected live music venues in all of South Florida. It’s a creative space to share ideas & get inspired. The Rickie Report shares the details, which includes information for artists to display their work and for the public to rent the facility.










720 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL 33403










MONDAY – Closed

TUESDAY – 5 – 10 PM
3:00PM – Midnight
Noon – Midnight





Thursday, August 25th 6 – 9 pm

AJ Brockman ◊ Joseph LaPierre ◊ Family561 ◊ Craig McInnis ◊ Jasper Asher ◊ Del Foxton ◊ Ivy & Oak Tattoo ◊ Lukas Mora ◊ Neil McConney ◊ Jacklyn Kovach ◊ Thornton Henry ◊ Leo Arbeznik ◊ Johnol Jones ◊ Debbie Davis ◊ Thomas Chrpa ◊ Sarah LaPierre ◊ Phil Fung





Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting.
Everyone who purchases a piece of art (no price minimum) will receive a ticket for a $50 Gift Certificate drawing to The Brewhouse Gallery.




2D and 3D Artworks For Sale



Want To Share Your Artwork?


Would you like to display your artwork at The Brewhouse Gallery? We offer excellent terms. No commission for a 3-month run, and unlike traditional artist co-ops, you are not required to put in volunteer time running the gallery. For more information, send us an email:







Here’s The Line Up*


Wednesday – Trivia Night 7 to 9 Join us for Trivia where you and your friends can win free giveaways, drinks, and even a gift certificate for the top two teams each night. Save up those gift certificates and even by some original art… No other place offers that! Try to outsmart your friends and put all that useless knowledge to use. 7 to 9 every Wednesday!  Newcomers Always Welcome!!!! Join a team and have fun!







Thursday – Open Mic Night 8 to 11 Join us for our Thursday open mic night hosted by professional comedian Wayne Felber! Sign-ups start around 7 and performers take the stage around 8 pm. We have an in-house PA (limited microphones, cables, etc.) so please bring your equipment. It is a great mix of guitarists, spoken word poetry, vocalists, keyboard, drums, Improv & more. 

Friday *FEATURED* Live Music, 8 to 11 The house will be rocking! Check the latest line-up details. Happy Hour Poker at 6:30pm

Saturday *FEATURED* Live Music, 8 to 11 A knee slapping good time! Featuring guest appearances by members of different bands, friends, family, neighbors, hell, Sasquatch and the Yeti are even rumored to be cookin’ up a few songs as a duo. If you miss this one, it’s a damn shame!








Every Other Sunday, 2 – 4 pm

Sunday is off to a great start at the Brewhouse! We’re already having great fun with some of our friends, but we would really love it if you came in to see us, too! All musicians are welcome but we require a blues Influence and this is more of an open jam set up. The performers are requested to arrive about a half an hour early to set up. Spectators welcome!





Rent the Space!

Host your next shindig with us!

We have private and semi private party rental options for every occasion:

Baby Shower ⇔ Retirement Party ⇔ Birthday

You name it… We would love to have you.

Please contact our party coordinator:




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Multiple Calls For Art At Clay Glass Metal Stone And Multiple Opportunities For Art Patrons

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery and Flamingo Clay Gallery are putting out numerous Calls To Artists for different Exhibits and The Rickie Report is happy to share them here.  ART PATRONS: Mark your calendars for these Exhibits now! All Receptions are 6 – 10 pm  In addition, Clay Glass Metal Stone is inviting the public to a Special Exhibit, “Speak Their Names”. The details are in this article.




15 South J Street
Lake Worth, Florida 33460

CALL:  215-205-9441


Special Exhibition:


“Speak Their Names”


An Exhibition of Healing Art

Opening Reception

Friday, August 19th  6 – 10 pm


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Special Soap Box Reception:

Friday, Sept. 2  6 – 10 pm

Exhibit Runs Aug. 19 – Sept. 6






Artists Applications:

This is a list of the many “Calls to Artists” we are producing


Opens Friday, Sept. 9  6 – 10 pm



Opens Thursday, Sept. 22  6 – 10 pm 

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Opens Friday, Oct. 7  6 – 10 pm



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Opens Friday, Oct. 21  6 -10

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Opens Friday, Nov. 18  6 – 10 pm 

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The General Application Form Appears below:




 All shows are open to all media; 2-D and 3-D.

We want to give each of you the opportunity to add a gallery show to your resume.
This year our application fee is $35. If this is one of three or more shows, you apply for, your fee is $25 per show.

Artists may enter up to 2 pieces of work (more if less than 40 artists apply)

Entry fee is non-refundable and may be paid by check made payable to Flamingo Clay Studio.
• Images of artist work must be submitted by E-MAIL in JPEG format. Please E-Mail completed application to or Mail to CGMS Gallery, 15 South J Street- Lake Worth FL 33460.
For more information call 215-205-9441
• All exhibited work MUST BE FOR SALE with 70% of the sale going directly to artist.

Works and Applications must be in 2 days prior to opening


Event e-mail Cards will be provided to the artists to help co-promote the exhibitions. Please send these out to your email lists. 

• All works must be picked up within 3 days of close of show(unless special arrangements are made.) After that, artists will be charged $5 a day for one month. The works then become property of gallery to be sold for fund-raising.


Notifications of acceptance will be by e-mailed upon receipt of application. 

Accepted Art Work will be dropped off on the Wednesday prior to the opening. 

(Special delivery arrangements may be possible. Delivered Art Work must have your name, price and title on lower front of each piece and ready to display. 


Drop off Art Work at CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery, 15 South J Street , Lake Worth. 
• Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery will be open 7 days a week for the duration of the exhibit. 


We will promote the exhibit through Press releases, social media and email Art Cards.
• We want your Art to sell!!!! Please make sure that each piece is titled and priced.

Please make sure that your submission includes an artist’s statement, your contact e-mail address, phone number and your web site address if you have one. 



15 South J Street
Lake Worth, Florida 33460




Title of Show___________________________
Opening Reception- Friday, ________________
Event Ends Wednesday, ________________________

Entries must be in gallery on Wednesday before opening

All applications must be received by 3pm Wednesday before opening


Phone 561 588-8344

or mail:CGMS Gallery 15 South J Street Lake Worth 33460



Please PRINT legibly! List Additional entries on back of this application form.

Name ___________________________________________________
Address __________________________________________________
E-mail address _________________________________

Phone # ____________________________



1. Title ____________________________________________________________
Dimensions _____________________________________ Price_________________________________

Description __________________________________________________

2. Title_________________________________________________________



 WAIVER of LIABILITY: Submission of my application constitutes my agreement to comply with all of the conditions and terms set forth in the prospectus.  I release and discharge Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery and its owners and employee’s from all responsibility for damage or loss of any kind on all works submitted for the exhibition named above.         


SIGNATURE _______________________________


DATE ___________________________________


Please feel free to include additional works on the back of this application – they may be included if we do not reach our 40 maximum artists participation.
We can only use your works in our PR if you send us the jpegs well in advance of the show. We begin our PR many, many weeks before the show opens.


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Stop By For A “Sizzling Hot” Exhibit At Artisans On The Ave

Artisans On The Ave Gallery presents the art of using heat in various forms.  The public is invited to  “Sizzling” Hot’s Opening Reception on Friday, August 19th.  The Gallery will feature its talented artists who love to get “HOT” with their art! There are many mediums, where the artists apply heat to achieve the finished piece of work. Artisans On The Ave showcases the artist’s work in 3 gallery showrooms of 40 local artists.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks and promises this will be a great way to cool off!






Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300          561-762-8162

You Are Invited:

Free, Opening Reception:

“Sizzling” HOT


Friday, August 19, 2016

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Gallery Hours:  

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

Artisans On The Ave Gallery







Visit this Opening Night for an evening fun.

Meet the artists!!!

Classes and workshops are given in all these mediums.

Please call 561-762-8162 to reserve your spot for one of these wonderful classes!







Artisans On The Ave Gallery presents the art of using heat in various forms. The gallery will feature our talented artists who love to get “HOT” with their art! There are many mediums of how the artists applies heat to achieve the finished piece of work and their choice of elements and materials they use to apply the heat to the surface of their art. Artisans On The Ave showcases the artist’s work in our 3 gallery showrooms of 40 local artists The hot summer heat is upon us but some of our artists are used to working in heat. Please join us and come in to cool off with some “HOT” art.




Hot Kiln Glass



Hot Kiln Fused Glass: The Egyptians and Romans used the technique of an ancient fused glass process. Many intricate bowls, beautiful jewelry and decorative fused glass wall art pieces were made throughout the centuries using this method. With glass technology artists now have a greater knowledge of the method and endless creativity flourishes in their work.




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Encaustic Hot Wax: The word “encaustic” is taken from the Greek and means “to burn in”. In the encaustic process, pigmented wax is applied and then fused to a surface with heat. The broad range of encaustic medium, paint, surface effects, mixed media and a luminous translucency make each piece of art one of a kind.



ArtisansHOThammered metal


Welding: Welding is a fabrication or sculptural process that joins materials, usually metals or thermoplastics, by causing fusion. In addition to melting the base metal, a filler material is often added to the joint to form a pool of molten material (the weld pool) that cools to form a joint pressure which may be used in conjunction with heat to produce a weld.





Soldering:  Soldering is a process in which two or more items (usually metal) are joined together by melting and putting a filler metal (solder) into the joint, the filler metal having a lower melting point than the adjoining metal.




Sculpture by Kelly Manganaro


Polymer Clay: Polymer clays are manmade modeling materials composed of the same basic building materials: gels, fillers, plasticizers, coloring agents, and resins. Polymer clays are produced in a great range of colors that are sometimes mixed together creating a millefiori caning effect. The artist makes the sculptured piece by hand and then brings it to its hardened state with a temperature of up to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.



Fused Glass by Marsha Balbierri


Enameling: Enameling is the art of fusing glass to metal. Enamel is applied to clean metal.  The piece is heated in either a kiln or with a torch to a very high temperature of 1500, until the glass enamel melts and fuses to the metal.



Pottery by Tracy Rosof Petersen


Pottery and Ceramics:  Pottery has been made by hand since prehistoric times. Early uses of clay centered on the construction of functional vessels and figurative sculptures, as the clay was hardened by baking it in the sun. There are many different techniques used when working with the various selections of clay. After the clay is hand-built or turned on a potter’s wheel it is fired in a hot kiln. The piece is glazed and re-fired.
Raku is a low-fire pottery technique in which pieces are placed in a preheated kiln and brought up to temperature quickly. Then  a combustible material is added, covered, and allowed to smoke over a period of time. The element of surprise is always fun with the end results!



For more information:

Contact Artisans On The Ave
Owners, Betty Wilson and Linda Manganaro


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Final Call For Art At Gallery Viera’s “Brush With Success” Cash Prizes, All Mediums

Art Gallery of Viera is pleased to announce its 5th Annual Juried Art Show. “Brush with Success 2016” will be on exhibit from October 7th to November 6th. A Public Opening Reception will be held on October 8th which will include the awards ceremony.  The Rickie Report shares the details for artists ( DEADLINE: AUG. 21) and for ART PATRONS to see the exhibit.  This is open to all mediums of art, 2D and 3D.










Public Opening Reception:

Saturday, October 8:

5:30pm – 8pm

Light refreshments will be provided.

A Presentation of Awards will be made at 7:00 pm.

Exhibit runs from October 7th to November 6th, 2016


Art Gallery of Viera

2261 Town Center Avenue, Suite 111

Viera, Florida 32940







To Enter:



Important dates:

Application window: July 17th – August 21st
Entry, images and payment due: Midnight, August 21st
Notice of acceptance: September 4th
Shipped work due: September 30th – October 3rd
Hand delivered work due: October 4th between 3 pm. – 8 pm.
Show opens: October 7th at 10:00am.
Opening Reception: October 8th from 5:30-8:00 pm.
Presentation of Awards: October 8th at 7:00pm.
Close of show: November 6th at 9:00pm.
Pick up of unsold artwork: November 7th & 8th from 3 pm. – 8 pm.
Return shipping: Begins November 9th






1st Place Gold $500

2nd Place Silver $300

3rd Place Bronze $200

$100 Special Awards

Merit Awards

Judge: more information coming soon.






1. Artist must be a resident of United States and be 18 or older.


1.Enter up to 3 pieces
2. Artwork must be the original work and concept of the artist (no classroom or workshop work) and have been created between 2014 and 2016
3. No copies or prints of original artwork accepted.
4. #1 prints of a limited edition of Photography and/or Digital Art are accepted.
5. No artwork previously exhibited at Art Gallery of Viera will be accepted.
6. This will be a family-friendly exhibit. No sexually explicit or offensive artwork will be accepted.
7. Entries may be in any medium and each entry must be ready for display.
8. All artwork must be for sale.


1. Size limit is 48 inches in either direction including frame.
2. All framed artwork over 16 x 20 inches must use Plexiglass instead of glass.
3. Wall mounted work must be wired and ready to hang with no visible hanging apparatus. No sawtooth hangers.
4. No special installation requirements and no ceiling hung works.
5. All artwork must have finished edges, be gallery wrapped or framed.


1. No larger than Length 36 inches x Width 36 inches x Height 72 inches
2. Weight, moveable by one person.


1. The non-refundable Jury fee is $35 for the first work and $15 each for up to two additional works
2. Payment of jury fees may be made via Pay Pal or by check for online entries or by cash, check or charge for hand delivered entries.
*Make check out to Art Gallery of Viera and mail or bring to:
Art Gallery of Viera
2261 Town Center Avenue, Suite 111
Viera, FL. 32940
3. Accepted works that are shipped will require a $20 per piece gallery handling fee.


1. Art Gallery of Viera will handle all sales and collect and pay all sales tax.
2. Art Gallery of Viera will retain a 35% commission on all sales and artwork should be priced accordingly.
3. Payment to artist will be made within four weeks of the close of the exhibit.


1. Monetary prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place with additional merit awards at the judge’s discretion.
2. The judge’s decision will be final.
3. Winners will be announced and a presentation of awards will be made during the opening reception.

Enter via Entry Thingy on our website:

1. Artists may submit 1 image of 2-D work, 2 images of 3-D work, for up to three artworks
2. Accepted files – .jpg.
3. Images must be a minimum of 800 pixels on the widest side and be of good quality.
4. Follow instructions on Entry Thingy *NOTE* Piece refers to individual artwork, Entry refers to 1-3 pieces
5. Jury fee can be paid via Pay Pal or by check made out to Art Gallery of Viera and mailed to
Art Gallery of Viera
2261 Town Center Avenue, Suite 111
Viera, FL. 32940

Enter via Hand Delivery:

1. Artists may submit 1 image of 2-D work, 2 images of 3-D work, for up to three artworks
2. Images must on CD or be 4×6 color photo of good quality.
3. Print the entry form. Download Entry Form
4. Bring completed form and photos of image(s) to Art Gallery of Viera at The Avenue, Viera.
5. Jury fee must be paid by cash, check, or charge at time of CD/photo drop-off.

Shipping of Accepted Artwork:


1.Attach provided label to each artwork.
2. Accepted artists are responsible for all shipping arrangements and expenses.
3. All packing material must be sufficient for safe return. Do not use packing peanuts!
4. All containers must be clearly and properly marked for return shipment.
5. All shipped work must use Plexiglass. No glass will be accepted.
6. Shipped works are due at Art Gallery of Viera between September 30th & October 3rd
7. The $20 per piece gallery handling fee must be included in package.
8. Return shipping of unsold works will begin November 9th.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up of Accepted Artwork:

1.Attach provided label to each artwork.
2. Artwork accepted for exhibition must be dropped off on October 4th between 3pm and 8pm and picked up on November 7th and 8th between 3pm and 8pm.
3. Artwork will not be released to anyone other than the artist without prior written authorization by the artist.


Storage Charges:

1. Artwork not picked up during designated time period will be subject to a charge of $5/day
2. No exceptions will be made.



The greatest care in handling and security will be taken at all times. However, Art Gallery of Viera will assume no responsibility for loss or damage. Entry into this show constitutes an agreement to hold harmless Art Gallery of Viera or its representatives from any manner of actions, suits, damages or claims arising from any damages, theft, or loss of artwork occurring during handling, shipping or display at the gallery.


*By submitting this entry you confirm that you have read all the rules and regulations for Brush with Success 2016 and agree with all the terms. You understand that your Jury fee is non-refundable even if your work is not accepted. You agree to release and hold harmless Art Gallery of Viera from any loss/damage. You also affirm that your work is completely original and of your own conception.


For more information about entering this exhibition or about visiting:

Art Gallery of Viera

2261 Town Center Avenue, Suite 111, Viera, Florida 32940



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Historic Florida 2nd Generation Highwaymen, A.J. Angela Jones’ Oil On Canvas Is Featured In Center For Creative Education Raffle And Lecture Series

Historic Florida 2nd Generation Highwaymen, A.J. Brown has graciously donated a painting to the Center for Creative Education to raise funds to help support the CCE mission to empower students to grow creatively, academically and socially through an arts-based education. History was handed down, mentored by Original Highwaymen member Johnny Daniels and taught by Original Highwaymen member James Gibson to artist A.J. Brown; early in her career she was bestowed the name 2nd Generation Highwaymen. Only a small selective number of Florida Highwaymen Artists hold a right of privilege, to these historic claims, given by the legends themselves. The Rickie Report shares the details of how you can win this historic oil painting valued at $3,450.  In addition, the CCE will be offering a Lecture Series on October 1st. Buy Your Tickets For the Raffle and the Lecture Series now!







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425  24th St.   West Palm Beach, FL 33407




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How To Win This Historical Painting:

Maximum tickets purchased per order is five (5). If you purchase five (5) at once we will include your 6th ticket free of charge after your order processes. You may place as many separate orders as you like to buy as many tickets as you like.

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The painting comes framed and measures 29.5″ h. x 34″ w. (canvas measures 20″ h. x 24″ w. unframed). It is a 100% hand painted original oil on canvas. This Painting is currently on view at Center for Creative Education.




AJ Brown painting



“Images of the vividly colored Red Royal Poinciana and Prince Purple Jacaranda trees along the southern coastal bayous of Florida are trademarks of my paintings. Taught to me by Hall of Fame veteran, James Gibson who said “keep the Poinciana a secret” and like a Highwaymen family recipe, so I have.” – excerpt from A.J. Brown Bio.


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“Highwaymen history lives on, President Obama and The First Lady added two of A.J.’s paintings to their collection. Tradition transcends as art history is passed down to their Next Generation and mine with granddaughter Jalisa through time”. – A.J. Brown



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The painting comes framed along with these two certificates: Signed, Biography of Artist A.J. Brown and Gold Sealed Certificate of Authenticity.



Email Jonathon (CCE Gallery Manager) at with any queries.


Raffle Drawing will be open until October 31st (unless otherwise noted).


Local Pick-Up ONLY. The winner will be responsible for the painting pick-up at our location: 425 24th St., West Palm Beach, FL 33407.


If ‘1962 Poinciana River’ is not picked-up within 6 months after winner announcement on October 31, 2016, painting becomes the property of CCE.





The Historic Highwaymen Lecture Day at CCE
Saturday, October 1st – 10:00am to 4:00pm


Lecture Day Featuring Artists:

Isaac Knight, Roy McLendon Jr. and AJ Brown

· 10:00am to 11:00am – Meet and Greet
· 11:00am to 12:00pm – Highwaymen Lecture, Presentation
· 12:00pm to 1:00pm – Break for Lunch
· 1:00pm to 4:00pm – Artist Showcase, Artwork Sale


Programming to feature Insights from Highwaymen Artists, Q&A and a detailed look at their artworks on-hand and for sale!

$10 Advanced Tickets Purchased Here;



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