Call For Art: “Outside The Box 4”, A Biennial Of Outdoor Site-Specific Art & Performances At Whitespace, The Mordes Collection

Whitespace, The Mordes Collection announces a Call For Art for the upcoming “OUTSIDE THE BOX4”, curated by Lisa Rockford. It is  the 4th biennial exhibition of outdoor, site-specific art in Palm Beach County. This unique and alternative format, situated at the prestigious Whitespace – The Mordes Collection, features innovative, contemporary installations and performances that interact with the landscape & outdoor environment. Whitespace is located at 2805 N. Australian Avenue in West Palm Beach, 33407. The 2016 event featured 45 installations and performances, attracted hundreds of art enthusiasts, and was covered extensively in the press. This acclaimed art event takes place March 7 – 9, 2018. Art Patrons, mark your calendars now!  Cash prizes of $1500, including Best in Show and First Place are being offered.  The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges you to apply!






Outside the Box 4, a Biennial of Outdoor Site-specific art & Performances

Deadline: October 1, 2017

Prizes total $1500, including $1000 Best in Show, and a $500 First place.

 Outside The Box 3 Installation by Christin Paige Minotte

Open call for proposals from artists within reasonable driving distance of South Florida* (*Artists must be able to be on site for all dates listed below).
· Installation Art, Sculpture/Mixed Media, Inflatables, Video Art, New Media, Sound, And Performances are ideal.
· The curator will give preference to installations that include interactive and/or multi-sensory elements, and incorporate or adapt well to the site.
· All Installations should incorporate a light source and have visual impact/high aesthetic appeal.
Site-specific art = Artwork created to exist in a certain place. The artist takes the location into account while planning and creating the artwork.

Outside The Box 3 Installation by Amanda Madrigal


The Site

Whitespace, The Mordes Collection is located on a lake waterfront with a sand beach, and features a landscape with a long stretch of grass, elements of bushes and trees and a building with concrete walls and a wrap around tarmac.

Before creating your proposal, we recommend viewing images from the previous OUTSIDE THE BOX3 exhibit here:

Outside The Box 3 installation by TD Gillespie

Important Dates

· Proposals will not be accepted after October 1, 2017.

Selected artists must be available for the following dates:
Site Visits: Site visits are required. All Artists must be available to meet with the curator on site to view and discuss the assigned space on either October 27, 28, or 29, 2017.

Installation Dates: All artists install artwork between March 7 – 9, 2018.
(Installation must be completed by 5pm on March 9).

Earlier installation may be possible upon request if the setup requires more than 8 hours of
installation time.

Outside The Box 3 Installation by Adrienne Tabet

Exhibition Dates: Friday, March 9, 2018 (7:30 – 10:30pm) & Saturday, March 10 (5pm – 10:30pm)

Ticketed VIP Tours with the Curator & Artists will be on Saturday, March 10, 2pm – 5pm

De-Installation: Sunday March 11, 2016 by 3:00 p.m.

For full submission instructions and application form, go to
or email


For full submission instructions and application form, go to
or email






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Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

As “Season” Slows Down, What Happens To Our Local “Art Scene”? Hint: It Doesn’t Stop!

Less traffic on the road and less waiting for dining reservations is a sure sign that “season” is winding down. What happens to the “art scene”, which has had you trying to find a way to see three opening receptions on the same date for the past few months?  This Rickie Report article looks at the situation and shares some thoughts for artists AND art lovers!




“The Art Scene” After “Season”

As “Season” slows down:

  • Artists continue to create

  • Galleries still exhibit

  • Arts organizations continue to program

  • Museums remain open

  • Classes To Learn Art Techniques are being taught 

  • Original Art and Handmade Fine Crafts Are Still Available!


A Word To Art Lovers and Art Patrons:


Stop by galleries and art exhibits in “off season”.

They’ll be less crowded with visitors – and you’ll have a chance to linger!

This is a terrific time to hone your own art skills, learn a new technique or make a creative play date with friends!

Check The Rickie Report and search for “classes”, “workshops”, “meet the artists” and remember to look at our interactive Calendar of Events!  If you see something that interests you, click on the event. You’ll be brought to the original article for all of the details.  

We might not be publishing daily, but we still have the information you need to stay active in the art scene!


Sharing Some Thoughts With Artists:


NOW is a good time for artists who have been scurrying to meet too many overlapping deadlines for the past six months to organize themselves!

Calls For Entries To Artists continue to appear and now is the time to prepare for the annual events for next “season” 


Business Cards:  

It is time to revisit the wording, font size or photos on them.

Do you have enough cards to get you through the next 12 months? (NO ONE wants to run out in the middle of their busy time…Do it now)!

I make notes on business card ( galleries, exhibits, or organizations I’ll recommend the artist connect with; what is exceptional about their artwork)…

So, consider this before choosing shiny paper and having too many words/photos on your business cards.



Staying organized is one of the hardest parts of returning to your studio after an exhibit or show and putting everything away.

Staying organized for the next event is KEY!

Check your written files to make sure they are up to date.

Mark pieces “SOLD” from your inventory (it makes paying taxes easier for next year).

Is a piece of artwork missing?  Find it now, before the exhibitor or gallery takes possession of it.  (Read the fine print whenever you enter to see what their policy is for work that is left)


Wear And Tear:

Bringing artwork of any kind to exhibits, shows, and galleries produces wear and tear.
Check all frames for nicks and marks that need repair.
Check mats and glass to be sure everything is in proper position and in good condition.
Check all hanging devices.


Update your inventory list.

Take a moment for a mental inventory.

Are you happy with what you are creating?

Is it time to try a new technique that you just haven’t had time for?

Now is a perfect time to take a short-term class or workshop!

Schedule some networking time with other artists.

Talk about how this “season” has been for you. Sharing insights can be helpful, if you don’t get into a round of grousing. If something didn’t “work”, now you have time to reflect on what you can control – how can you react and plan differently?


Outline your business goals – YES! If you are selling your artwork, you are “in business”!

Look at a 2018 Calendar:

Start by marking the dates of all exhibit and show deadlines you are applying to in RED.

NOW: Mark the dates of those acceptance announcements and drop offs in BLUE.


The Rickie Report is interested in sharing your good news!

As soon as you get the acceptance notice, send us an email about the event!

The Rickie Report is already booking dates through December, 2017, so don’t hesitate to contact us!
You may not have all of the details, but we can save you a spot in the publication queue.
To get your article published, let us know 3-6 weeks before the Exhibition or Opening Reception.
Last minute openings are possible, but please do not plan on that, especially during “season”.
Giving us 6 weeks advance notice in “season” gives you more opportunities to choose a timely date for your publication.

An article includes: Who (you/art organization), What (Type of Event), When ( Dates of exhibit and specific dates and time of Receptions, including Hours of Operation), Where (Street address, contact name and phone number to ask more questions), Why ( if this is a fundraiser or for a charity, we will highlight the organization and include their website and social media addresses). Also: 5 jpegs, artist statement, brief bio, website address, social media addresses and anything else you want our readers to know about your artwork and creative process.


It is FREE to subscribe to The Rickie Report.

We will bill you for articles. There is no word maximum. Call for current rates.
Invest in your art business and take a monthly ad. With 3 rotations of jpegs (change them out at no charge monthly), you bring more readers (art lovers and art patrons, gallerists, museum personnel, show directors world wide) to your website. Your ad is seen with every article we publish. Call for current rates.


Not Sure Where To Go From Here?

Rickie Leiter and Ilene Adams regularly lead “Art Marketing Seminars”. We’re preparing for our next one soon.
Our “graduates” have a high rate of new acceptances to exhibits, shows and awards, plus SALES.
We book these seminars with arts organizations or galleries, so please contact Rickie if you are interested.


Individual Consulting:

Rickie is available for individual consultation on an hourly basis. Topics can include, but are not restricted to: Refining your particular marketing tools, Pricing your artwork, Where to network with other artists, Find exhibits and galleries specific for your artistry, Edit your artist statement, and Polish your website presence.




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


Boca Raton Museum Art School Presents “5 x 5 + 1”, An Eclectic Exhibit Of Six Artists

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is presenting an Exhibit, “5 x 5 + 1”, of six artists who represent a cross section of activity and individual accomplishments in the Boca Raton Museum Art School.  The aim is to present five artworks by each artist to provide an appreciation of the individual artists’ intentions and skills.  The Opening Reception takes place on Tuesday, June 20th and is available for viewing June 20th through July 23rd.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the Exhibit. We remind everyone that NEW CLASSES begin July 5th, plus WEEKLY SUMMER CAMP for kids ages 5 – 12 continues through August 12th.







801 West Palmetto Park Road
    Boca Raton, FL 33486





The Public Is Invited To:


Exhibit:   “5 x 5 + 1”

Featuring the Artwork of:

Lisa Borden

Kent Burkhardsmeier

Paul Coleman

Marta Cruz

Sharyle Doherty

Charles Langjahr


Tuesday, June 20

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Exhibit is on view: 
June 20 to July 23, 2017



Artwork by Lisa Borden

Lisa Borden started taking class at the Art School three years ago; she has studied with Eydi Lampasona, Jane McIntyre, and Chris Lopez. Both her figurative and abstract work recently have been in many exhibits.



A row of sand fence withstand the advances of the ocean, sand, and fog while the pier pierces out into the mystical foggy veil.

“Withstanding” by Kent Burkhardsmeier


Kent Burkhardsmeier, an accomplished photographer, has been taking photographs for over twenty-five years and recently joined the masters’ photo class with Allan Pierce.


Artwork by Paul Coleman


Paul Coleman has develop a personal drawing style while studying with Chris Lopez in a variety of drawing classes.




“Jimi” by Sharyle Doherty


Similarly, Sharyle Doherty has been taking evening or Saturday classes for many years with Carla Golembe and this year starting studying sculpture.


“Sunshine State” handmade Necklace with Geode by Marta Cruz

Marta Cruz, an experienced jeweler, has studied jewelry with almost all of our jewelry teachers perfecting her techniques working with silver, Florida Black Coral, Art Metal Clay, enameling and other materials.


“High Road” by Charles Langjahr


Charles Langjahr often exhibits his collages and paintings in local venues and has taken classes with a variety of instructors.



Mid- summer classes for adults and teenagers start July 5th.

Weekly summer camp for kids ages 5 -12 continues to August 12.


For more information about these classes and more:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486





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


Artisans On The Ave Invites Everyone To “Father’s Night Out” On June 16th

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is celebrating a “Fathers Night Out” with over 40 talented artists’ creations. Located in quaint and quirky artistic downtown Lake Worth, it is nestled among shops and restaurants that are unique and one of a kind. The artists will take you and the father figure in your life on a visual vacation as you enjoy the many works of their art in the Gallery’s 3 wonderful showrooms. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  This is also a terrific venue to shop for graduation gifts!



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





“Fathers Night Out”

Opening Reception:

Friday, June 16, 2017

6:00 – 9:00 PM

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 6pm

“Fathers Night Out”

Handmade Wood Bottle Openers and Stoppers by Howard Fleischer


Artisans On The Ave Gallery is celebrating a Fathers Night Out with our 40 talented artists Creations. Artisans On The Ave gallery is located in a quaint and quirky artistic downtown nestled among shops and restaurants that are unique and one of a kind.


Lake Worth Street Painting Festival Photography by Adriano Ficarelli


The artists will take you and Dad on a visual vacation as you enjoy the many works of their art in our gallery’s 3 wonderful showrooms. The talents of our artists are endless!


Handmade Exotic Wood Cutting Board by Robert Hunter

A “father” is more than the biological paternal source of our being. He is a person who cares and provides for us. He is a person who helps to set the standards, the family values and the example. So, add to this group, step fathers and other men who willingly and eagerly accept and cherish the role.  Whether biological, adopted or informally, if they are the father figure to you, give him some recognition today and don’t hesitate to call him “Dad”.


Handmade Pottery buy Jim McCoy




A day to honor Dad? NO. Rather, it is a day to enjoy time with Dad and appreciate all he does for you. What Dad really wants is healthy, happy and successful kids. And, he wants you to spend a few moments with him on Father’s Day. Today’s life style is busy for both dads and kids. A little time with Dad on Father’s Day could be what he wants….So check out our selection of exquisite art handcrafted ART by local artists. Visit this opening night for an evening of fun, bring your Dad!! Meet the artists!!!

For more in formation about this event or becoming part of the Artisans On The Ave community please contact:

Artisans On The Ave Owners,
Betty Wilson and Linda Manganaro

630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-762-8162   561-582-3300





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

Call for “Undiscovered” Artists Ages 18 – 25 At Art On Park Gallery. All Media, Cash Prizes

“Undiscovered  Artists 2017” will be an Exhibit of Work, any subject, any medium, created by artists who are 18 to 25 years old, 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 artists to show their creativity. Art lovers: Mark Your Calendars for the Free, Opening Reception on July 21st.  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 5th.



800 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL 33403


Gallery Hours: Monday through Saturday 12 PM to 6 PM

“Undiscovered Artists 2017”  EXHIBIT


Friday, July 21st

5 – 8 PM





Hand delivery of artwork: Friday and Saturday, 07/14 or 07/15/2017 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Opening Reception: Friday, 07/21/2017 from 5 – 8 pm
Art Pickup: Friday and Saturday, 08/04 or 08/05/2017, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm

Open to all artists who live in Palm Beach County between the ages of 18 and 25. Multimedia, 2D and 3D work welcomed.

Work previously displayed in 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 UNDISCOVERED ARTISTS 2017 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 UNDISCOVERED ARTISTS 2017, 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.
IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH THIS PROCESS or have any questions, please call John Palozzi at the Gallery for help, 561-345-2842, or email:


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 APBC website. File names should contain the name of the WORK.

09) Unframed pieces in any medium must be finished on all sides – no staples showing.
10) No damaged frames or mats; mats must be clean.
11) All installation methods, such as wire attached to frames, must be secure.

All 2D pieces MUST be wired on the back.
12) 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.
13) Members will receive 75% of the gross sale. Non Members will receive 65% of the gross sale.  Please price your work accordingly.
14) 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 Joining APBC, Calls for Art, Exhibitions, Artists Space, Classes:

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

Armory Art Center’s Adult Students’ 2D Summer Exhibition Opens June 9th With Public Reception

The mission of the Armor Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art.  The Adult Student 2D Summer Exhibition focuses on exactly that!  The public is invited to the opening Reception on Friday, June 9th.  Meet the artists and see their drawings, paintings, digital media and print making.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This event is Free.  The exhibition continues through July 8th.




811 Park Place     W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776


Armory Art Center Presents:


2D Student Summer Show 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, June 9, 2017

6 – 8 pm 


Exhibit is available June 10 – July 8, 2017

Armory Art Center’s East Gallery



Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm | Saturday 9 am – 4:00 pm

Herb Kishter “Gesture”

A sneak peek of artwork by Armory Art Center adult students in drawing, painting, digital media, and printmaking.

Marie Claude Desorcy “And Yet They Loved Each Other”



The Armory Art Center has provided high-quality visual arts instruction for three decades. 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 12 state-of-the-art studios with nearly 20,000 square feet of classroom space, nearly 300 courses are offered in ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fiber, and sculpture. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in our three galleries.


For more information about this exhibit, classes, workshops or studios:

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | |




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


Call For All Media Exhibit, “Art Of Expression” At Artisans On The Ave Is Open To All Artists

Artisans On The Ave is calling for entries  for “ART of EXPRESSION”, a Juried Exhibition. The Free, Opening Reception takes place on Friday, July 21. Art Patrons: Mark Your Calendars!  The Rickie Report shares the details about the Artist’s Deadline (June 30) and cannot wait to see the works of 2D and 3D art that illustrate “freedom of expression”If you have any questions about this exhibit, please contact the Gallery.




630 Lake Avenue    Lake Worth, FL   34460





An invitational and juried exhibit displaying works of ART that illustrate
“freedom of expression.”

Ex*pres*sion : noun : the act of making your thoughts, feelings, etc., known by speech, writing, or some other method : the act of expressing something : a word or a phrase : the way someone’s face looks that shows emotions and feelings :

Open to all artists. Fee is $35. for up to 3 pieces of art accepted.
Call 561-762-8162 for more info.







Important Dates:
Application Deadline: June 30, 2017
Acceptance Notification: July 7
Delivery date/time: July 17, 9 to 11am
Show dates: July 19th through August 6
Opening Night Reception: July 21, 6 to 9pm
Contact: Betty Wilson 561-762-8162







Required for Participation in Exhibitions at Artisans on the Ave, Craft Gallery and Dixie Art Loft
Please sign and submit this form with your artwork

Name _________________________________ Date__________________________
Email _________________________________ Phone number _________________

Briefly Describe Your Work:





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

Image Number 1



Image Number 2 Title_______________________________________________



Image Number 3



• 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 jpegs suitable for publishing.
• 30% each piece sold goes to Artisans On The Ave Gallery. 70% to artists!
• Checks can be made payable to the Craft Gallery for $35. application fee


I, the undersigned, hereby lend the following work only for the exhibition and Sale. I hereby release the, 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. “Art for Expressions” exhibition

Name ______________________________ Address _______________________________

Phone______________________________ Email _________________________________

Signature ________________________________________Date______________________


For more information about this exhibit, call for art, or becoming a member of this gallery:
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue      Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162     561-582-3300





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



Call To 2D And 3D Artists For Popular “Shoe Fetish/ Foot Fetish” Exhibit At Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery announces a Call for “Shoe Fetish/Foot Fetish”. All media, including 2D and 3D artistic works are welcome! The Free, Public Opening Reception takes place on Friday, July 7th. The Rickie Report shares the details here.  ART PATRONS: Mark your calendars! ARTISTS: Applications are now open.






15 South J Street Lake Worth, Florida 33460

CALL: 215-205-9441





“Shoe Fetish/Foot Fetish”



Opening Reception:

Friday, July 7th

6- 10 PM

Exhibit runs July 7th to July 19th








Artist’s Application:


This year our application fee is $35. If you decide to participate in three or more shows, you application fee is $25 per show.

Art Teachers: If any of your students want to participate in any of our exhibits, they may do so without any fee. We welcome your participation, as an artist, as well.

Questions? Call or email Joyce

Application Form for Multiple Exhibitions

15 South J Street
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
APPLICATION for“Pick Your Event(s)”
(For Early Entries- Duplicate this Form for each entry)
Phone 561 588-8344

or mail: CGMS Gallery 15 South J Street Lake Worth 33460
We suggest 2 entries per artist- We may accept up to 4 if less than 40 artists participate in a show:

Please PRINT legibly!
City________________________________State_____Zip_________ Phone_________________
E-mail address ________________________________

Web address__________________________


1. Title__________________________________________________________________________


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. Works must arrive at the gallery on the dates mentioned on each individual “call to artist” that will be sent out- Always the Tuesday and Wednesday prior to the show. Works MUST be picked up on the last day of the show- All works picked up late are subject to a $5 a day storage fee.




For more information about this event, workshops, classes or becoming a member of the Gallery:


Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

15 South J Street Lake Worth, FL

561.588.8344 or 215-205-9441






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

For Amy Reshefsky, It’s All About The Art At THe HeART of Delray Gallery

If you like colorful, vibrant, eclectic art work you are in for a treat at Amy Reshefsky Studio & AR Gallery 🎨🎨🎨.  IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ART at THe HeART of Delray Gallery in Delray Beach!  Join in the Free First Friday Art Walks and visit Amy’s Studio. The Rickie Report shares the details and some peeks of Amy’s work.






The ❤️ Heart of Delray Art Studio
1440 N Federal Highway   Delray Beach Fl. 33483





Amy Reshefsky Studio & AR Gallery 🎨🎨🎨


Join Us For Delray Beach First Friday Art Walks




June 2  ♦ July 7 ♦ August 4 ♦ September 1 ♦ October 6 

 November 3 ♦ December 1

6 – 9 pm







Amy Reshefsky Gallery:

Reflects Artist’s Eclectic Styles and Techniques



Amy Reshefsky Gallery reflects eclectic styles and techniques.  Her career as a skilled and sought-after artist began on a whim.  After Amy moved to a town outside of Montreal with her husband, who was frequently away on business, she often found herself alone in a new country where she didn’t know many people but had an abundance of free time.  For reasons she can’t explain, Amy went out, bought a canvas, some acrylic paints and brushes, and brought them back to a room that was empty except for a few unpacked boxes.


Hand painted Glass Table top by Amy Reshefsky


Amy tells The Rickie Report, “I just started painting and I haven’t stopped,” she said.  Trying to define Amy as one kind of an artist or another is as challenging as trying to define her style of artwork.  Her work is diverse – to say the least – and about as eclectic as you’ll find anywhere.  “Some artists stick to a certain style because that’s what they’re comfortable with but I’m more comfortable being creative in all directions,” she says. “I love to try different things and different techniques. I can attack anything and enjoy the challenge.”


One of her pieces, commissioned for a local synagogue, tells the story of Passover on a large piece of glass in a whimsical and almost playful manner.  At the same time, most of the abstract paintings on her gallery’s walls are reflective of Amy’s mood in when she sits down to paint.  “If I’m in a good mood, the painting will be bright and cheery,” she says. “Whatever mood I’m in, I just go for it.”



“The Orange” by Amy Reshefsky



While what she’s feeling at the time drives the tone of her paintings, Amy says what the final piece of art will look like.  Always creative, Amy has never taken an art class or studied art formally. She has a fine arts degree, with her training in fashion design.


Her passion now is fully focused on her artwork – and on her gallery/studio , located in The Heart of Delray Gallery in Delray Beach,Florida.  “I wake up every morning wondering why I’m doing what I do,” she says. “But I have to do it. I’m driven.” Amy’s mission is to ” continually create and produce art in many mediums that reflects my inner self.  My art has a deep significance to channeling my emotions”.


“The Woodpecker” by Amy Reshefsky



For more information about Amy Reshefsky’s available artwork, commissions  or gallery information:

The ❤️ Heart of Delray Art Studio
1440 N Federal Highway Delray Beach Fl. 33483








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

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Third Annual Summer In Paradise Transforms West Palm Beach Waterfront Into Artistic Storybook Setting

The City of West Palm Beach will celebrate the return of its popular Summer in Paradise (S.I.P) annual celebration beginning June 1 through August 31, 2017. This free, summer-long promotion will transport residents and visitors into a colorful collection of classic tales and treasured life-lessons along the waterfront. New elements include the debut of Aesop’s Tables, a whimsical art installation featuring 25 picnic tables painted to depict one of Aesop’s fables. A direct tie to Mayor Jeri Muonio’s pledge declaring West Palm Beach as a City of Kindness, the storybook setting provides an opportunity for all to connect, explore local art, share their own stories and enjoy family friendly activities on the West Palm Beach waterfront.  The Rickie Report shares the details. ENJOY!  






Presented by the City of West Palm Beach Art in Public Places, Aesop’s Tables celebrates the talents of local artists and features 25 painted picnic tables illustrating a timeless Aesop fable, such as The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Tortoise and the Hare, and more. Just as Aesop’s fables have reached across centuries, continents and cultures, Aesop’s Tables invites visitors to enjoy light-hearted lessons, laughter and conversations on the waterfront. The summer long outdoor art installation makes its waterfront debut on Thursday, June 1, 2017 during the S.I.P kickoff at Clematis by Night. Additional programming for the art installation will include nightly music and pop-up performances, storytelling, poetry readings, games and interactive programming all summer long and a weekly Aesop’s Tables Artist Showcase at the Waterfront Visitor Center.

NEW Create your own story in StoryVille-Children create their own life-size fairy tale using giant cut-outs of traditional storybook characters. Free activity is open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the waterfront.

Let the games begin! Beginning June 1, the community is invited to participate in some friendly competition in larger than life versions of their favorite games like human foosball and life-sized Jenga. Game balls, Jenga pieces and a selection of table-top board games are available to be checked out for free. Guests can also play Glow FORE it Mini Golf, 9 holes of glow-in-the-dark mini golf along the Intracoastal Waterway for $2.50 per person per round. All games are open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Game balls, golf clubs and board games are located at the Waterfront Activity Station near the course. For more information:

Additional highlights planned during this summer of fun include free community events: Clematis by Night, 4th on Flagler, Screen on the Green, BBQ, Brews & Blues, a Food Truck Roll Out, Art Night Out, the Northwood Mango Heritage Festival, the NEW Northwood Village Green Market and The Palm Beach Post Sunday on the Waterfront. The SIP grand finale takes place on August 31 at Clematis by Night featuring a national recording artist and a live auction benefitting 25 local charities. A complete listing of Summer in Paradise events include:

Clematis by Night
Thursdays, June 1 – August 31
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
West Palm Beach Waterfront
During Clematis by Night, guests will enjoy extended hours and two bands every Thursday throughout the summer. For more information:
June 1 Summer In Paradise Kickoff Featuring Debut of AESOP’S TABLES and performances by Man in the Mirror with opening act Replay (Pop/Dance)
Man in the Mirror, is billed as the Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute. Replay is a powerful, high energy dance band that covers a wide selection of the most popular dance music.

Screen on the Green
Second Friday of each month: June 9, July 14, August 11
8:00 p.m. to 11: 00 p.m.
West Palm Beach Waterfront
The Waterfront transforms into an outdoor theater where guests enjoy family friendly films under the stars. Blankets and lawn chairs are recommended. For more information:
June 9 Sing (Rated PG)
July 14 Boss Baby (Rated PG)
August 11 Moana (Rated PG)

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach Aesop’s Fables Reader’s Theatre
Wednesdays and Fridays starting June 14-July 28
1:00 p.m. to 3:30pm FREE
411 Clematis St.
Fourth and fifth grade students are invited to create their own Aesop’s Fable at the Mandel Public Library! Participants will work together to write the script, rehearse and stage their original play. The final performances will take place on Friday, July 28. For more information, visit or call 561-868-7703 to register.

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach Children’s StoryTime
Wednesdays: June 14 to July 26
10:15 a.m. FREE
411 Clematis St.
Bring the family and enjoy readings of classic tales and fables during Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach weekly storytime. For more information, visit

Northwood Village Food Truck Roll-Out
Sunday, June 18 – Father’s Day
10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Spruce Avenue between 24th & 25th Streets
Bring Dad to the ultimate food truck invasion on the west end of Northwood Road with a variety of culinary experiences, live music, and an artist colony featuring live art and artisan vendors.
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The Palm Beach Post Sunday on the Waterfront
Third Sunday of each month: June 18, July 16, August 20
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Meyer Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach Waterfront
This monthly concert series is a perfect weekend outing and a fantastic way to relax and unwind with friends and family on a Sunday afternoon. For more information:
June 18 Let it Be-Tribute to The Beatles
July 16 Show Biz Kids-Tribute to Steely Dan
August 11 42-Tribute to Coldplay
Northwood Village Summer Green Market
Saturdays, June 3 through June 17
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Dixie Highway between 24th and 25th Streets
Guests are invited to shop at their favorite market vendors and take a stroll through the Village to discover all of treasures in this WPB neighborhood. For more information: or

Northwood Mango Heritage Festival
Saturday, June 24
12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Northwood Road, West Palm Beach
This tropical festival brings a taste of summer and all things mangoes to Northwood Village. The all-day affair includes live reggae, Latin fusion and Caribbean music along with mango-infused food and beverages, chef demonstrations and activities for the whole family. For more information, visit

Northwood Village Art Night Out
Last Friday of each month: June 30, July 28, August 25
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Northwood Road, West Palm Beach
Guests can experience the creative lifestyle in Northwood Village as they stroll down Northwood Road. See local art and craft vendors and live street-side performers while shopping at the unique boutiques and galleries. For more information: or

BBQ, Brews & Blues
Saturday, July 1
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Historic Northwest District, three blocks north of Clematis St. on Rosemary Ave.
Guests can enjoy free samples of delicious southern soul food and craft beers by local vendors (while supplies last) at this savory event. It’s the area’s best blues & R&B music in a family-friendly outdoor atmosphere featuring Dave Scott and The Reckless Shots, and soulful blues powerhouse Cece Teneal. Trolley service will be available from downtown West Palm Beach and free parking is available onsite. For more information:

4th on Flagler
Tuesday, July 4
5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
West Palm Beach Waterfront
South Florida’s largest free outdoor Independence Day celebration features two stages of LIVE entertainment, children’s activities, giant games, military honor ceremony and an 18-minute fireworks extravaganza over the Intracoastal Waterway. For more information:

Summer in Paradise Grand Finale at Clematis by Night
Thursday, August 31
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
West Palm Beach Waterfront
See the live auction of Aesop’s Tables to benefit 25 local charities, play giant versions of your favorite games and enjoy a free concert by a national recording artist (TBA) during the Summer in Paradise finale at Clematis by Night. For more information:

To make any “Summer In Paradise” complete, there are also plenty of activities for residents to enjoy on the water. From kayak and paddleboard tours and rentals, sunset catamaran tours, to Jet Ski rentals and snorkeling trips, Visit Palm Beach will have daily excursions on the Intracoastal Waterway as well as bicycle tours and exclusive Summer In Paradise specials. A complete list of aquatic events and activities are available at the Waterfront Visitor Information Center, online at or by phone (561) 881-9757.

For additional information on Summer in Paradise, visit

SUMMER IN PARADISE Sponsors as of date include: City of West Palm Beach Art in Public Places Program, The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach Daily News, Coca-Cola, West Palm Beach Marriott, WPBF News 25, 97.9 WRMF, 103.1 WIRK, SUNNY 107.9, X 102.3, 850 AM, 640AM, Beatz, Discover the Palm Beaches, Visit Palm Beach, Downtown Development Authority, Northwood Village, the Historic Northwest, the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, the Hilton West Palm Beach, Best Western Palm Beach Lakes, All My Sons Moving and Storage, Jet Ride and the Cultural Council of the Palm Beaches.

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More About City of West Palm Beach Summer In Paradise:

SUMMER IN PARADISE is a partnership between The City of West Palm Beach, the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority, Visit Palm Beach, Northwood Village, Historic Northwest Neighborhood, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and Discover the Palm Beaches showcasing West Palm Beach as an international destination full of events, activities, art, entertainment and fun. Summer in Paradise collectively includes 90 days of nonstop events and happenings in the Northwest Neighborhood, Northwood Village and Downtown West Palm Beach starting June 1, 2017 through the end of August.



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