Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Current Exhibit, “Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead” Is One For All Ages

Artists and readers of all ages, the Lighthouse ArtCenter‘s “Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead” is ready for you!  This interactive experience includes the entire 3,500 square-feet of gallery space. Over 100 works of art by internationally acclaimed illustrators and authors are only one part!  Get your gears ready for some FUN!  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and all of the details.  Individuals and groups can participate, find a cozy reading spot or just be WOWed! The exhibit is available until August 11th, so don’t delay!       (561) 746-3101

Inspired by Vasily Kandinsky, created especially for Lighthouse ArtCenter by Miles Slater, stone sculptor.




Hours and admission: Monday – Friday 10 – 4 ; Saturdays 10  – 2 

Gallery admission is waived for all guests during Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead at Lighthouse ArtCenter

Group Tours/ Field Trips

Docent accompanied group tours are available for children $3.00 each
Docent accompanied group tours with a make and take art project $5.00 each
The calendar is filling up, please schedule your group tour today; call Sheri (561) 746-3101


Gears in motion at LAC





3rd Thursdays:

July 19, 2018

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Youth Touring Program Performance

The Meyer Law Firm generously sponsors 
3rd Thursday admission is waived for all guests during Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead at Lighthouse ArtCenter






The young and the young at heart create Kandinsky inspired art on this interactive wall based on the boom by The Noisy Paintbox written by Barb Rosenstock, illustrated by Mary GrandPre.



Harry Potter’s Illustrator, Mary GrandPre, exhibiting 20 original mixed media paintings at LAC during “Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead”.




Five Caldecott Award Winning children’s author/illustrators are exhibiting 100 original paintings from their best-selling books in the main gallery where the young and young-at-heart will get cozy with the books they love and the beautiful artwork that fills them. Included in this interactive exhibition are, Mary GrandPre (illustrator, Harry Potter), Betsy Lewin (illustrator, Click Clack Moo, Cows that Type), Ted Lewin (illustrator, Pepe the Lamplighter), James Ransome (illustrator, Before She Was Harriet), Judy Schachner (author/illustrator, Skippy Jon Jones) and Tom Casmer, Professor, Ringling School of Art and in the Pop-Up exhibition space.

Get comfy with some of the books and links to the authors:



Peggy Healy Sterns created our software for Fab@SchoolMakerStudio with the help of Smithsonian, MIT and Virginia Tech.  Peggy has volunteered her time here this summer supporting the ArtCampers and relishing their joy in learning! This ArtCamper has created a standing 3D elephant!


Making his own gears to show to Mom and Dad.  He said, “It is a machine. It makes me happy.”   (That works!)







The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a 501 c (3) nonprofit that has provided uninterrupted arts and cultural programming in the heart of Tequesta for 54 years. The gallery boasts 5,000 square feet of exhibition space where annually over 20,000 guests visit eleven art shows (some of national significance) that are locally produced and curated. The School of Art features 45 faculty members who teach over 2,500 adult students and 700 children (ages 6-12). Seventeen master artists lead workshops throughout the year and the Plein Air Festival is considered one of the best in the entire country. Outreach programs serve seniors as well as children and families who are underserved and economically challenged.

Please contact Janeen Mason, Curator, to discuss sponsorship opportunities (561) 746-3101,

Lighthouse ArtCenter ArtCamp hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (aftercare is available)

ArtCamp runs for nine individual weeks, beginning June 4, 2018, ending August 11, 2018, and closed for the week of July 4th.     (561) 746-3101

Hours and admission:

Open Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm  Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm



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Christmas In July Summer Celebration At Original Elements Art & Gift Gallery On Saturday, July 28th

Enjoy the “Christmas in July Summer Celebration” at Original Elements Art & Gift Gallery in Tequesta.  Join in the fun, live entertainment, complimentary lite bites, an artist holiday decorating competition and a painting class on Saturday, July 28th.  Take advantage of this free event.  Meet over 50 artists and sign up for a class with Deborah Elaine, an accomplished pouring/watercolor artist. The Rickie Report shares the details about the event, how to sign up for her class, and some sneak peeks!  This is a local, eclectic gallery worth visiting!




387 Tequesta Drive  Tequesta, FL


Please Join Us!

Christmas  in  July  Summer  Celebration


Original  Elements  Art  &  Gift  Gallery!

Saturday, July 28th

10 am – 5 pm

387 Tequesta Drive  Tequesta, FL



Artwork by Deborah Elaine


Deborah Elaine, one of our accomplished pouring/watercolor artists will host a painting class.

Plus you can see all her beautiful watercolors on display for sale.

Call the gallery at 561-575-1002 for details and to sign up for the painting class.


Jewelry by Dee Hartman



One of Original Elements newest Jewelry artists is Dee Hartman from “ The Jewel of the Isle”. Dee will be here to present her newest sea glass jewelry collection. Her designs feature authentic, genuine sea glass, hand-picked right here from our treasure coast beaches. Dee’s jewelry is a treasure to cherish!



“Star Fish” by Gary Hartman


Gary Hartman, artist, designer, painter and photographer will be on hand painting during the event. Gary is a local treasure coast artist who enjoys painting landscapes and seascapes. Currently his work is focused on Florida sea and beach creatures. His art style is realistic yet whimsical and vibrant with color. What he will be painting for us?



Original Elements is a unique Art and Gift Gallery showcasing over 50 talented and new artisans from the local area. Works of art include: Original Oil & Acrylic Paintings, Creative Mixed Media Art, Watercolor Paintings, Framed and Matted Fine art Prints, Framed Photographs, Seaside and Tropical Art, Handcrafted Jewelry, Batik and Hand-made Decorated Clothing, Hand Painted Ladies Purses, Fashion Accessories, Home Decor & Accessories, Ceramic Sculptures, Pottery, Painted Ornaments and Artist Greeting Cards. This is a local eclectic gallery worth visiting. Plus, many other unique handmade art pieces and gifts.

ART makes the perfect gift for anyone.

Come visit Original Elements today and see for yourself how new art can inspire your life!






For more information about this event, the artists in the gallery, or how to join the gallery:

Original Elements

387 Tequesta Dr.      Tequesta, FL 33469


Original Elements on Facebook



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“A Colorful Kingdom” Features Tiffany Beasi And Melissa Mastrangelo At Sunrise Civic Center Gallery

Tiffany Beasi and Melissa Mastrangelo are the Featured Artists at the Sunrise Civic Center Gallery from July 20th through September 1st.  Everyone is invited to a free, Public Reception on Friday, July 27th.  You will experience vivid colors, meet these two passionate artists, and see their interpretation of “A Colorful Kingdom”. All ages will identify with the artworks and be enthused by what they see!  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.



P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S  :




Art Reception:

Friday, July 27th

6  – 9 PM 

Light refreshments including fruit, cheese, dips, popcorn chicken, wine, soft drinks, water, coffee, other snacks will be served.


Exhibit is available July 20 – September 1, 2018



Gallery Hours:

Tuesday and Friday   10:00 am to 5:00 pm

 Wednesday and Thursday  Noon to 7:00 pm

 Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm



Sunrise Civic Center Theatre and Art Gallery

10610 W Oakland Park Blvd, Sunrise, FL 33351

(954) 747-4646





T i f f a n y      B e a s i


Tiffany Beasi is a professional painter, muralist and art director with 15 years experience. Tiffany has been drawing since childhood and holds a degree in graphic design from UCF. As an award-winning creative, she has generated commercial art for clients as Walt Disney World, Core Communities, Orlando Magic, Hard Rock International, Roadhouse Grill, Garden of Life and Cafe Tu Tu Tango.


In recent years, Tiffany has exhibited her work in several group art shows including House of Blues Folk Art Festival, Sun Fest and Aesop’s Fable Tables in West Palm Beach, Gibson Guitar Town in Orlando and Hard Rock Hotels Velvet Lounge. Her public art projects and murals span the state of Florida and are located in Coral Springs, St. Cloud, Palm Harbor, West Palm Beach, Orlando and Lake Worth. In the next few years, Tiffany hopes to expand her public art projects with the focus on environmental awareness themes.




” A Good Life” Mural by Tiffany Beasi



Tiffany tells The Rickie Report, “When I start with an idea, I am inspired by music, animals and the environment around me. I paint what I see and feel. I love to create things that not only I can grow from but that will inspire others as well. Most of the time, I use acrylic paint on canvas but I do create on functional materials like shoes, skateboards, surfboards, chairs, walls and guitars”.

Growing Is Key” by Tiffany Beasi

Tiffany says, “My vivid color scheme has developed over the years from being a Florida native. The Florida landscape is bright and drowned in dynamic colors. Absorbing this eye-catching landscape has inspired my work. I don’t really stick to one subject matter just like I don’t listen to the same music or eat the same things everyday. Life is to short to paint the same thing everyday. My style is creating. When I am done with a painting, I feel a sense of self-worth and accomplishment and have a happy smile on my face”.



Melissa   Mastrangelo 


Melissa Mastrangelo is originally from Upstate NY, but has found her true home here in South Florida. She graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a Bachelors in Fine Arts, and has been drawing and painting since childhood. Her work has been displayed at multiple local breweries and cafes, here in FL, most recently at Oceana Cafe in Tequesta.




Jelly Fish by Melissa Mastrangelo



Her love and passion for nature, especially the sea, is heavily reflected in her work. Her paintings mainly depict colorful sea creatures, waves, and tropical landscapes. Melissa is an avid scuba diver and paddleboarder, further adding inspiration from the natural beauty all around here. She prefers a more stylistic approach to painting, working off of photographs but adding her own personal touch. Use of vibrant colors and different textures (splatter/use of palette knife) is what makes her work unique. Her favorite medium is acrylic paint, but she also enjoys drawing with ink pens and watercoloring, which is how her zentangle creations are born.





Melissa Mastrangelo with her “Fairy Tale House” Public Art Project in W. Palm Beach, FL



Melissa also runs a “Paint and Sip” company, Mobile Masterpieces, in which she teaches acrylic on canvas. So to keep things interesting, she loves to paint on recycled guitars, decks, and boards as well. Most recently she has begun a “Porthole” series on used vinyl records with 3D printed frames. 



 For more information about Tiffany Beasi:


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Instagram @dreamincolorart 

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“Stand Up SPEAK OUT” Art Exhibit Premieres At Armory Art Center At City Place

Fiber artist  Mary Catello, believes that art can be a visual voice for social and political issues. Her powerful installation art exhibit, “Stand Up SPEAK OUT” will premiere at the Armory Art Center At City Place in West Palm Beach, FL.  The Exhibit will be open Thursday through Sunday, July 19 – 22 and July 26 – 29th.Well known for her basketry, Mary has taken the issues of assault and abuse to a new creative level.  Her goal is to bring this exhibit on tour, offering an opportunity for conversations, seeking resources for help, and stemming the tide of these behaviors.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the exhibit and a sneak peek. We hope that after you read this article and see the exhibit, you will contact Mary to invite her to bring her exhibit to a venue near you.









“Stand Up SPEAK OUT”

Mary Catello



Thursday,  July 19- Sunday, July 22nd


Thursday, July 26- Sunday, July 29th


Armory Art Center at City Place

700 Rosemary Avenue  Suite 136

West Palm Beach, FL 33401



Mary Catello With “Stand Up SPEAK OUT”



Mary Catello tells The Rickie Report, “Six months of research, interviews, and studio work are coming to the end.  Art can be a visual voice for social and political issues… From the minute I started this project, I knew I wanted it to be seen by thousands, millions, everyone. I want a face and a story to help bring awareness to sexual abuse. I want people to see how the majority of victims go through life never sharing their pain”.


“I’m asking all viewers that have experienced any assault or abuse to safely add a “post it” comment to the walls surrounding the girls. I anticipate an  overwhelming number of “post its” adding up as “Stand Up SPEAK OUT” tours the United States. I want the magnitude of “post its” to add to the power of the installation. I want the visual of these girls to promote open conversations about respect, protection, and changing our abusive society. I want males and females to know they can and should stand up and speak out”!   Mary will have printed literature and information for help-lines and resources.



For more information please visit: Facebook:  Mary Catello


Palm Beach Help Line:   561.833.7273

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network):  800.656.4673




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“ENDANGERED” Offers Opportunity To Showcase Concern For Animals, Plants, Environment With Your Artwork

“ENDANGERED” Art4Apes offers artists a unique opportunity to share their concerns for animals, plants, and the environment.  This prestigious exhibit takes place in December, during Art Basel in Miami, FL. The deadline to apply is September 23rd.  This is a world-wide call for entries and includes a YOUTH Entry application. Cash prizes will be given.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

A unique opportunity to showcase

your concern for animals, plants and the environment.



Click the link to see last year’s exhibition – enter the contest to win cash prizes and a place in the 2018 exhibition


Enter Now!


As an incentive to early entry, we will award an additional FREE ENTRY to the 1st, 10th, 50th and 100th entries online. Here’s the link


Deadline for submission is September 23, 2018.





ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2018

You are invited to enter the 6th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest. This global, juried, online art contest aims to focus attention on the plight of endangered and threatened species/habitats. The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either

• Celebration of the beauty of endangered/threatened species/habitats

• Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats

Categories for entry:

Fine Art (including sculpture, jewelry and wearable art)

Fine Art Photography (digital manipulation accepted)

Young Artists (birthdays on or after October 1st, 1999)

We encourage creativity in interpretation and communication of the theme.

For Fine Art and Fine Art Photography categories enter 1 or 2 artworks accompanied by a donation of $35 that goes directly to the Center for Great Apes. There is no limit on the number of entries you may make. Cash prizes totaling $3,250 will be awarded in both categories.

Young Artists with birthdays on or after October 1st, 1999 may enter one piece of art or photography with a donation of $5 USD per piece that goes directly to the Center for Great Apes. There is no limit on the number of entries you may make. Cash prizes totaling $500 USD will be awarded in the Young Artists Contest.

We will accept individual or class/group entries. Educators wishing to enter their students’ work should email for information on assistance and discounts for class entries.

Please see the full Terms and Conditions for the specifics on how the contest will be run. You will find the Terms and Conditions in full on both the Juried Art Services website or at

Enter Now!

As an incentive to early entry, we will award an additional FREE ENTRY to the 1st, 10th, 50th and 100th entries online.



Deadline for submission is 23rd September, 2018.

Special Prizes:

A Family Membership of the Center for Great Apes will be awarded for the best image of an orangutan or chimpanzee to be chosen by Patti Ragan, Founder and President of CGA.

The book, Tropical Flowers by Eileen Johnson, Founder and Creative Director of Flower School New York, will be awarded for the best image of a flower or landscape.

Young Artists: Young Artists will receive Certificates of Participation in the Contest. School educators entering work by their class (individual or collaborative group pieces) will be offered a symbolic adoption of an ape residing at the Center for Great Apes.

Plus entrants will have the satisfaction of knowing that 100 percent of their entry donation of $35 for two pieces of art ($5 per single piece for Young Artists) is going directly to support the wonderful work of the Center for Great Apes.

ENDANGERED: Art4Apes and the Center for Great Apes are tremendously grateful to all artists who support the contest.

The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contestand Exhibition are a lot of fun. We encourage you to be a part of this amazing opportunity and not only use your talent to compete in a contest and reach a new audience but also play a role in preserving wildlife and the environment and directly support an extremely worthwhile non-profit organization.


All proceeds from the contest and exhibition support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization. The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. Please visit their website to learn more

ALL donations, including contest entry fees, go directly to support the Center. We fund our events either through commercial sponsorship or through our own donations.

The Center for Great Apes is solely the beneficiary of the funds from this Contest; it has no role in the organization or management of this contest. The Center for Great Apes cannot be held responsible for any issue relating to this Contest.

Enter Now!

As an incentive to early entry, we will award an additional FREE ENTRY to the 1st, 10th, 50th and 100th entries online.


Deadline for submission is September 23, 2018.






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Wellington Art Society Announces Buu Truong As Featured Artist At Whole Foods Gallery

Buu Truong is the current Wellington Art Society solo artist at the Wellington Whole Foods Market Gallery. Her primary interest is in figurative art, but her journey began with abstracts and landscapes. Wellington Whole Foods Market will hold a reception in her honor on Friday, August 3, 2018. Appetizers and wine will be served and there will be live music. Door prizes will be awarded during the evening. The Wellington Art Society asks a $5 donation to help fund their Scholarship Awards. Buu’s exhibit will be on display through September.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.


















Friday, August 3, 2018 

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL


$5. Covers Music, Wine, Food and Donation to WAS Scholarship Fund

Exhibit Is Available Now through September, 2018


“Self Portrait”  Oil on canvas by Buu Truong.  Trying a looser and less representational style, I chose Modigliani as my inspiration for this self-portrait. 


Buu Truong, as a young child, came with her family to America from Vietnam and settled in Orlando where she grew up. She graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Computer Engineering and worked as a computer programmer and manager for many years.  After a time, she became unhappy in her job and felt something important was missing in her life. She began painting to relieve stress and found her passion. She left her sixteen year old career in order to pursue a degree in the visual arts!


“Onward and Upward” by Buu Truong. Mixed media including pen and watercolor pencil.  


The title of this piece, “Onward and Upward”, refers to the idea that the stairs are a means to move forward. Buu says, “For this piece, I had two main goals – apply the design element of space and experiment with a new medium, watercolor pencils. The artwork was created using mixed media – pen and watercolor pencils. The design element of space is applied using one-point perspective across multiple planes. The steps, which are parallel to the ground plane, converge towards a single vanishing point on the horizon line. However, the rails, which are parallel to the incline of the stairs, converge towards another vanishing point above the original horizon line”.


“Trees for Farmlands” by Buu Truong.  Woodcut print on paper with gouache


Buu explains, “This piece is about cause and effect of deforestation. One of the main causes for destroying forests is clearing the land for farmlands. The campfire represents the manmade destruction.  This is one out of an edition of 10 woodcut prints”.  





Buu is presently enrolled at Florida Atlantic University working toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in painting. Buu is obsessed with increasing her technical skills and accuracy when it comes to exploring form, texture, color and light. Her work has been exhibited at the South Side Cultural Arts Center in Fort Lauderdale, Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers and the Coral Springs Museum of Art. She has been awarded a Wellington Art Society Scholarship and a Rothenberger Scholarship.



“Path To Art” by Buu Trong.  Gouache on Paper

Buu shares, “There are many parallels between running and art-making. Through the training and discipline required to run, I realized that anything can be learned. From this point, my world grew and eventually led me on my art path”.  She tells The Rickie Report, “This exhibit explores my journey in becoming an artist, from before I even knew I wanted to be an artist, until now”.


The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization beginning its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information visit




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Public Invited To “Too Hot To Handle” Exhibit At Artisans On The Ave July 20th, Call For Artists Open Til July 11th

Artisans on The Ave shares a Call to artists for all media!  The upcoming exhibit, “Too Hot To Handle” will take place July 18th through July 31st.  The public is invited to a Free Opening Reception on Friday, July 20th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and artist application here (deadline is July 11). If you win the People’s Choice Best of Show Award, you’ll get one month of free exhibition space for August 2018!  

Artisans On The Ave, 630 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460

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

A Cooperative Gallery of Palm Beach County Artists.


“Too   Hot   To   Handle!” 


Opening Reception:

Friday, July 20

6:00-9:00 pm



This is a free event refreshments will be served

Artisans On The Ave Gallery shows the art of over 40 local artists who work in a variety of mediums

Show Dates: July 18 through July 31






Too Hot to Handle

  Artisans On The Ave Gallery

630 Lake Avenue • Lake Worth, FL 33460 • 561-762-8162 • 561-582-3300


Name :


Date :





Briefly describe your work:

Submit 3 digital images representative of the work you would like to submit. Include details below. Or, call Betty Wilson at 561-762-8162 to show your art in person. Email images to


Image #1

Image #2

Image #3

Title Price Medium Size/Dimensions

Title Price Medium Size/Dimensions

Title Price Medium Size/Dimensions


Application Deadline: July 11, 2018 (midnight)
Artwork Drop off Deadline: Monday, July 16, 2018 (9-11 am)

Artwork Pickup: Monday, August 7, 2018 (9-11 am)

Application Fee: $25 (check payable to Craft Gallery)

All decisions of the curator/jurors are final. If you are accepted, by submitting your entry, you give Betty Wilson the right to publish your images for publicity purposes for the art show. We may ask select artists to provide higher resolution images suitable for publishing.

30% of each piece sold goes to Artisans On The Ave Gallery – 70% to the artist!

I, the undersigned, hereby lend the aforementioned work only for the exhibition and sale. I hereby release Artisans On The Ave Gallery, the Craft Gallery and Betty Wilson, curator and organizers from any responsibility for loss or damage while the work(s) is in possession of the Artisans On The Ave exhibit.




EXHIBITION INFORMATION:   Too Hot to Handle  Artisans On The Ave Gallery


Name: Too Hot to Handle

Dates: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 through Sunday, July 31, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, July 20, 2018 • 6-9 pm

Description: Show us how you survive Florida’s summer heat, such as:

  • At the beach, enjoying the amazing surf and soaking up sunshine.
  • In the comfort of air conditioning, sipping on a cool drink.
  • At special outings that you enjoy with family and friends.
  • Enjoying the sights and sounds of summer, which inspire you to create a piece indicative of the heat of the season.Exhibition Benefits: Ever think about what you get for your $25 admission fee? Besides getting the opportunity to display your art in a well-known, well-regarded gallery in a prime location in downtown Lake Worth, you also get:
  • Cross-promotion with email newsletter, posting in The Rickie Report, PR in various media outlets (newspaper, magazines, radio, etc.) as well as marketing to area businesses
  • Multiple weeks of exposure PLUS a gallery opening where you get a chance to meet other artists, potential buyers and collectors
  • Presence among other Florida artists, many of whom have a loyal following (some of that may rub off on you!)
  • Opportunity to support the gallery and other artists
  • Chance to win a free month of gallery space (see box)How You Can Help: We encourage guest artists to help contribute to the success of the exhibition. Here are some suggestions:
  • Donate food and/or wine for the event (and bring your friends!)
  • Like us and share posts on Facebook
  • Use social media before, during and after an event (Twitter, Instagram…)
  • Mention us on your website (link to our site, too)

For more information about this exhibit, classes, workshops, or becoming part of this gallery:

Artisans on the Ave

A cooperative gallery of Palm Beach County Artists

630 Lake Ave, Lake Worth Florida 33460 

561-762-8162, 561-582-3300

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



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Sharing The Details Of Elliott Museum’s “Sweet” Call For 2D, 3D and Edible Art

The Elliott Museum Announces a Sweet Call to Artists!  Artists working in any 2D and 3D media are being challenged to think outside the box and create work for Sweet! – a food & drink-themed juried art show to be held in the Elliott Museum’s Changing Exhibitions Gallery this fall.  The show will feature works by Florida artists in all media (except photography or digital images) and runs September 15th through November 4th. The opening reception will be held Saturday, September 15th from 2-5 pm and will include an Edible Artwork Show & Competition in conjunction with the food-themed artwork. Information for all artists on how to submit an entry will be on the Museum’s website.   The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges you to apply!



The Elliott Museum is located on Hutchinson Island at 825 NE Ocean Blvd., in Stuart. 

Open daily 10 am – 5 pm.  : 772-225-1961.  Website:



Artists working in traditional media and edible products both are encouraged to be creative in their choices for subject matter.  Artwork will be available for sale for the duration of the exhibition, and edible artists may opt to sell their creations in a silent auction during the reception.  All sales will benefit the Elliott Museum as well as the artists.  Some edible artists may have samples available or even serve their creations after the judging concludes.  Reception guests will have a chance to vote for their favorite edible creation in both People’s Choice and Kids’ Choice categories.  There will also be a People’s Choice award for traditional artwork that will be announced a week before the art exhibition closes. 

Traditional artists have until August 12th to submit up to five pieces for consideration through Culinary artists have until September 7th to submit plans for their projects through the Museum’s website: guidelines, prospectuses, and rules can be found on the website or by visiting the Museum.  Sponsorship opportunities are also available: call Deb Banta at 772-225-1961, ext. 124.  Questions about the shows should be emailed to Robin Lee Makowski at


For more information:

Robin Lee Makowski
Art Studio & Exhibitions Coordinator
The Elliott Museum
825 NE Ocean Boulevard  Stuart, FL 34996

772-225-1961, ex 121
  • Kites: Art on a String showing through July 1, 2018.  
  • Summer Art Camp schedule and sign-ups are on the website!
  • Call to Artists!  Sweet! Juried Art Exhibition and Edible Art Show & Competition in September!  Check the website for prospectus:




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Arts Council Of Martin County Announces Call For 28th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show

The Arts Council of Martin County announces the 28th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show. Held annually at the Court House Cultural Center Galleries in Stuart, FL, this exhibit brings a wide variety of art styles and media to one place, celebrating Florida’s talented creatives. Selected works will be exhibited from Friday, September 21 through Tuesday, November 13, 2018.  The Rickie Report will share more details for art lovers.  Here, we share the artist deadline, July 31st, and more details on how to apply.  






Don’t delay — be a part of this exciting Annual Exhibition of Florida artists.

28th Annual All Florida Juried Art Show

Entry Deadline Coming Soon – July 31, 2018

All Florida artists are invited to APPLY NOW at CaFE for the All Florida Juried Art Show held annually at the Court House Cultural Center Galleries in Stuart, Florida.



Selected works will be exhibited from Friday, September 21 through Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Hurry and don’t miss this opportunity to submit your artwork!

A non-refundable entry fee of $40.00 covers three images/submitted works per artist. A maximum of three images may be submitted per artist.

Contact Jennifer at 772-287-6676 ext 2 with any questions or if you need assistance applying.

Current Arts Council of Martin County member artists receive a $5 discount – please call Jennifer Hearn, 772.287.6676, ext 2 to get the Member Artist Code when you are paying for your submissions. You may join or renew membership while applying for the show or at Individual membership for artists is discounted to only $35 a year. Join now and support the arts!!



For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits and events please visit:

The Arts Council 

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994






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Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

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Call for “Portraits 2018” Exhibit And Free Reception To Meet The Artists At Art On Park Gallery

“Portraits 2018” will be an exhibit of 2D and 3 D artwork in any medium, created by artists who live in Palm Beach County, FL. Hosted by the Artists of Palm Beach County at their gallery, Art on Park in Lake Park, FL, this promises to encourage emerging and established artists to show their creativity. Art lovers: Mark Your Calendars for the Free, Opening Reception on July 27th. The Rickie Report shares the details here and hopes our readers will share this CALL for Art with others! The Deadline for submissions is July 4th. This Call for artists is open to non-members.  Check out APBC’s website for details of upcoming classes and the free events.




Art on Park Gallery

For Artists by artists of all disciplines, media and price points

Monday through Saturday Noon to 6 PM

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403


APBC Art on Park Gallery Presents

“Portraits 2018” Exhibit

Celebrating Portrait Artists in Palm Beach County

Free, Public Open Reception:

Friday, July 27, 2018

5 – 8 pm






An exhibit of original work composed of FACES in any medium.
Submission deadline: Wednesday, 07/04/2018
Notification to artists on or before Saturday, 07/07/2018
Hand delivery of artwork: Friday & Saturday, 07/13 & 14/2018 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Opening Reception: Friday, 07/27/2018 from 5 – 8 pm

Art Pickup: Friday & Saturday, 08/10 & 11/2018, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm

Open to all artists who live in Palm Beach County, Florida.
Multimedia, 2D and 3D work welcomed.
Work previously displayed at APBC Art on Park Gallery is not allowed.
Please do not submit work that will not be ready to hang by the drop off date.
Submissions and payments to be sent in electronically via
APBC Members non-refundable entry fee: $15 for up to three pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB)
Non-Members non-refundable entry fee: $35 for up to three pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB)
IMPORTANT: Members will receive 75% of the gross sale. Non-Members will receive 65% of the gross sale. Please price your work accordingly.
Juried by the Art on Park Gallery Management Committee
To access the submission form go to:

Please read these entire instructions before you proceed:


If you want to join APBC please follow the “Become a Member” link BEFORE you enter the exhibit.
Or you can renew your membership if it has lapsed. After you pay the membership fee ($50 for one year), please make sure you complete the registration process by following the provided links and email instructions to fill in your user name/password and contact details.
Go to the “APBC Exhibitions” tab on the left side column of the Home page. Go to the PORTRAITS 2018 event and click on the provided link.
After you enter/edit the information fields, go to the bottom of the page to: “Exhibition Name” “Select an Exhibition Name.” Select PORTRAITS 2018, then click the last link: “proceed to Submit . . . “
You should have your images ready to upload (JPEG format only, no larger than 3 MB each). After you have chosen ALL your images click the UPLOAD button. You will then be asked to fill in the name, medium, size and price of each image. When this is complete you have reached the final step. Click the button. You should receive an email telling you of the successful submission.


Please call or email John Palozzi at the Gallery if you need help or have questions: 561-345-2842


01) Work previously displayed in Art on Park Gallery is not allowed.
02) Original ideas only.
03) Only original works will be accepted. No giclees of original work unless the original is a digital image.
04) Maximum Size: 60″ wide x 60″ high.
05) No late entries accepted.
06) Entry fees are not refundable.
07) The decision of the jurors is final.
08) Images of works must be submitted to be juried in an electronic JPG format, no larger than 3MB each, via the link on the website. File names should contain the name of the work. Make sure the file names match the names listed on the entry form.
09) Any required entry fees must be paid before submissions will be accepted.
10) Unframed pieces in any medium must be finished on all sides – no staples showing.
11) No damaged frames or mats; mats must be clean.
12) All installation methods, such as wire attached to frames, must be secure. All 2D pieces MUST be wired on the back.
13) All entries must be labeled on the back of the work, base of sculpture, or somehow attached to artwork with artist name and title of work. 14) Members will receive 75% of the gross sale. Non-Members will receive 65% of the gross sale. Please price your work accordingly.
15) APBC, Inc. carries liability insurance for the Art on Park Gallery which does not extend to your artwork. APBC, Inc. will do its best to safeguard against theft, loss, breakage, or other damage, but will not be financially responsible for reimbursement of lost or damaged work.




For more information about this exhibit, classes, Art Salons, studio space or other events:

APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403




For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986