“Star Spangled Heroes” Honors Veterans at Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

The West Palm Beach Library Foundation will recognize veterans residing in Palm Beach County  for their exemplary service in the US military or following their time in the service.  A special  photo display which will be part of an exhibition entitled “Star Spangled Heroes”.   The Rickie Report was pleased to be part of the “call for involvement”  last year and is ready to share the details of the completed exhibit here.

 

 

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411 Clematis Street     W. Palm Beach, FL

 

 

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For more information please call 561-822-9972

 

 

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

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Cats, Skulls, Evenings on the Avenue PLUS CGMS Studio Update and Scholarship Application

Events in Lake Worth and exciting news from Clay Glass Metal Stone are the focus of this article.  As the City of Lake Worth jumpstarts “season”, art is EVERYWHERE, with new venues popping up.  For senior artists who are interested in pursuing their creativity, there is special information about scholarships.  For art lovers, music lovers  and performance art aficionados, get out your calendars now! J Street in Downtown Lake Worth is rapidly becoming South Florida’s Greenwich Village. The Rickie Report shares a wealth of information in this article.

 

 

 

 

 

October:

 

Cats, Skulls, Evenings on the Avenue

Downtown Lake Worth

 

 

 

 

 

On South J Street, as The Bamboo Room bows out of the music community, Bamboo Shoots springs up every Saturday Evening at CGMS Gallery. As Coastars bids adieu, The Common Grounds Arts Cafe steps in with a stage for performing artists and musicians. Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery can be counted on for some of the areas finest musicians at their art openings every first and third Friday. Top Five Records, a real record store and a rare and special find in any community, has the wonderful and collectable vinyls that so many prefer to today CD’s and MP3s. Callaros, one of Lake Worth’s finest bistros, is located at the corner of J Street and Lake Avenue. Excelsior!, Lake Worth’s first comic book and toy emporium plans events and hosts role playing games and collectable card playing tournaments. Poutine Hot Dogs caters to an arty crowd, and is flooded with French Canadians during season. They have the best Hotdogs and Poutine in the region.

 

 

 

 

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Saturday October 4, 6-10PM, A Cat-O-Strophic Event opens at the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, 15 South J Street. The event is free, and include paintings, photographs, sculptures and jewelry of CATS in every form and variety. The exhibit continues through October 15. This is a fund-raiser for animal shelters throughout the county. Purchase a work of art, present a card from your favorite shelter, and 10% of the purchase will be contributed.

 

October 9-26 - The Lake Worth Playhouse presents Mame.
The Stonzek Movie Theater shows independent and rare films seen nowhere else in the county. Call 561-586-6410 for listings and schedules.

 

 

Saturday, October 11- Art-Ober Fest, sponsored by Propaganda, springs onto J Street, both north and south of Lake Avenue. An arts and music event, the streets will be filled with tents loaded with original art. The many stages will feature a wide variety of music genre. Propaganda has produced this event for the last five years.

 

 

 

Friday, October 17, is the soft-opening of J Street’s newest coffee house and arts venue. Common Grounds Coffee and Bagel Bar is a Creative Arts Cafe. It will house local bands in a coffee house atmosphere. Game nights will include interactive activities- TV gaming evenings with large screen TVs that increase in size with skill levels. They are building a community book shelf and herb garden.

 

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Friday, October 17, Day(s) of the Dead opens at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery. Paintings, sculpture, photographs and jewelry are personal interpretations of this theme by many local artists. The exhibit extends through November 1st, the actual Day of the Dead. Music and demonstrations play an integral part of this exhibit.

 

 

Friday, October 17, The Creative Arts Academy will have a live, outdoor, acoustic concert. Located at 16 South J Street, these talented young people plan an evening of music, showcasing the skills they are developing.

 

 

Saturday, October 18, The Bamboo Shoots Saturday Cafe opens at 15 South J Street (CGMS Gallery.) This cafe features FREE Coffee, and specialty Vegan treats from Muffins to Ice Cream. Local acoustic musician Ben Brown will entertain. Vegan Chef, Sarah Steinberg will sell her delicacies and take specialty orders. Chain-mail artist, Ryan Delaneuville demonstrates his ancient art form, and makes fitting adjustments on purchased jewelry and chain-mail ware/wear. The Bamboo Shoots Cafe will take place every Saturday at the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, 15 South J Street in Downtown Lake Worth.

 

 

Parking Lot Arts Happening begin in the 15 South J Street Parking Lot in October. Watch for movies on the wall, a mural to appear for Cat-O-Strophic Events, and Larger than Life Size Sculptures to adorn the lot towards the end of the month. Pop-Up sculptural events and concerts will be regular events on this parking lot.

 

 

Friday, October 31: Lake Worth Goes All Out- Holiday Events in the Plaza and on J Street.
Third Eye Productions presents- Halloween’s Lake Worth Monster Mash with a tribute to the Rocky Picture Horror Show. The fun and registration starts at Brogue’s Down Under from 7-8:30 PM. The crowd then moves to the parking lot at 15 South J Street for a viewing of the Rocky Picture Horror Show on the Parking Lot wall. – Zombie Make Up Artists will have a tent on J Street to make you into the characters you most want to be.- The crowd then moves on to South Shores Tavern for a rollicking Costume Contest.
Common Grounds Arts Cafe holds their Grand Opening on Friday the 31st with a HUGE Halloween Party. There will be face painting, a DJ with live music, and lots of free trick-or treats for everyone.
Pop-Up Swing and Contra Dancing is expected to take place on weekends throughout the month of October. Drop down to J Street on a Friday or Saturday evening and look for a chance to shake a leg or two.

 

 

 

 

CGMSGallery @ Flamingo Clay Studio

 

Studio Update

 

 

 

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

15 South J Street- Lake Worth, FL 33460

Flamingo Clay Studio Building

216 South F Street- Lake Worth FL 33460

561-588-8344

 

CGMSGallery@FlamingoClayStudio.org

 

Joyce Brown tells The Rickie Report, “We’ve been working hard on the South F Street Studio space, and inspections will take place. All fire safety and building safety issues have been addressed and installed. This will allow us occupancy of the building and allow us to start putting in the kilns and equipment we have been accumulating.  Our scholarship grant has been secured and an application for this scholarship with a description of what it offers is included at the end of this article.”

 

“We expect a grand opening of the studio mid-November. We could use some help in building tables, stocking shelves, and moving supplies and equipment in. I will be ordering an initial five tons of clay, and would like to meet with participating artists to ascertain the types of clays you will need. Some of this clay is for the scholarship artists, and the rest if for you to purchase at cost. I will be ordering supplies and would like input into this as well.”

 

“This studio will continue to grow in stages. Artists are welcome to come in and work. Although you will pay your dues, they will not be applied until the building officially opens. This gives you a studio for free for a while.  We will be moving the electric kilns in before November. They include kilns of a variety of sizes as well as a front-loader. We have a donation of two Raku kilns and will be purchasing an initial gas reduction kiln. The rest of our gas, salt and wood kilns will be built by us. Gas service has not yet been installed but will be soon. We also have a large glass fusion kiln.”

 

“We have a large slab-roller, extruders and three wheels. The studio has a lot of shelf-storage and some sturdy tables on which to work. We will need room arrangement consultations.  We have a separate room for those of you who work in fused glass and small metals, and an area for those jewelers who work in wax and fine metals. These areas and usages are included for all artists in the gallery and are not a separate fee.”

 

“The studio will be available to 30-40 artists. We are looking at an additional building next door for another 30-40 artists, once we have solidified our operation in the first building. Once we reach our limit we will be establishing a waiting list. We have funds for 10 scholarship artists. Some of this funding can be divided into partial scholarships if you are less needy. This means that two artists can share one of the scholarships and pay ½ of the fees for the month.”

 

 

For those who are not on scholarship, the fees for studio membership and usage are as follows:

  • $150 a month for a cooperative member. This means a minimum of four hours of work a week in the studio/and or gallery- Gallery participation fees are $60 a month. (The gallery is an outlet for the works produced in the studio, if you so wish. Scholarship artists’ gallery fees are paid for the year).

 

 

  • $250 a month if you are a snow-bird and will be using the studio part of the year. The four hour requirement remains.

 

  • $250 a month if you are using the studio year round, bit do not want to put in the cooperative hours.

 

  • These fees include all kiln firings. They also include the studio glazes. You must purchase your own clay, tools, specialty glazes and supplies. There will be many tools available for use as well.

 

  • Those using the studio just for firings will either pay a flat fee of $150 a month or pay a fee each time you fire. You decide which is most economical for you.

 

 

Joyce points out, ‘We still have a lot of money to raise to bring the entire project up to the quality that we all look for in a studio. This will be an on-going process for a while. We especially look forward to those of you who are graduating from art school with no affordable facility in which to work.”

 

 

 

Flamingo Clay Studio/ Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Application Form

Low-Income Senior Citizen One Year Scholarship

Full Studio Access and Supplies

 

 

The Flamingo Clay Studio (dba Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), artist cooperative whose mission is to provide affordable studio and gallery space to 3-D artists.

We have been awarded a generous, one-year grant by the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties. This grant will allow ten Low-Income Senior Citizen 3-D artists full access to the newly created community studio arts center at 216 South F Street in Lake Worth. A condition of the grant is that artists produce work for sale that will increase their income levels, and produce the funds, for these individual artists, that will allow them to remain members of the studio in the future.

The Studio should be available for artists to begin work in October with a grand opening in mid-November. Although chosen scholarship recipients may begin using the studio immediately, their scholarship will run from Mid-November 2014 to Mid-November 2015.

The scholarship includes full use of the studio including the clay/ceramics studio, the fused glass studio and the small metals studio.
The scholarship includes all ceramic supplies
The scholarship includes all ceramic and fused glass firings.
The scholarship includes membership in the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery for one year

Because the non-profit Flamingo Clay Studio is a cooperative organization, and as part of the requirements for scholarship, recipients will agree to:

A four hour work commitment each week
That the scholarship recipient be 55 years of age or older
That the scholarship recipient demonstrate a financial need for the offering. (Financial information will not be made public)
That the scholarship recipient be a serious and committed clay, glass and/or small metals artist.
That some of the work produced be for sale in the cooperative gallery
If you have any questions, please contact Joyce:   Joyce@FlamingoClayStudio.org    or call 
215-205-9441

 

 

 

(Your status as a scholarship member will be made known to the Community Foundation as part of the accountability for this funding. We will otherwise keep your identity confidential, if you wish.)

 

Name: _________________________________________________

Date of Birth: ____________________________________________

Income Level: ___________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________________________

Phone: Home______________________ Cell: _____________________________

Email Address: _____________________________________________

Social Media Sites:_________________________________________________

Website: ________________________________________________________
May we use your name publicly, for publicity purposes, as a scholarship recipient?

Yes __________ No ____________
Statement: I am an artist working in __________________________. I agree to cooperatively participate in the studio and gallery, contributing at least four hours of work per week, as does every other co-op member of the non-profit organization.
Signature:_____________________________________________________

Please call Joyce, 215-205-9441 to set up an appointment for an interview.
Please email five examples of your work to Joyce@FlamingoClayStudio.org

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Wellington Art Society Invites You to an Artist Demo with Nancy Tilles

Nancy Tilles, a well known local artist and art teacher, will provide an oil painting demonstration at the upcoming meeting of the Wellington Art Society on October 8th. This is an opportunity for artists to meet other artists and for art lovers to see a demo in a small group setting.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society

 

Invites You To

 

Opening Meeting

 

Wednesday, October  8th

 

Meet and Greet 6 – 7 pm

 

Demonstration by Nancy Tilles 7 pm

 

Wellington Community Center

12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. Wellington, FL

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society meeting will be held Wednesday, October 8th at the Wellington Community Center, 12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. Members and guests are invited to the “Meet and Greet” from 6 – 7 pm. At 7 pm, there will be a demonstration by oil painter, Nancy Tilles. 

 

 

Nancy Tilles' "McKee Water Lilies"

Nancy Tilles’ “McKee Water Lilies”

 

 

Nancy Tilles is an award winning artist, well known for her paintings of sea life, portraits of people and flowers. Her paintings are joyful expressions brought to life through color and form. Influenced by living in South Florida for over 30 years, her images often reflect a tropical theme, rich in color.

 

 

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Nancy Tilles’ “Cliffs of Moher”

 

 

 

Nancy enjoys exhibiting her work at art festivals where she can meet people and exchange ideas. She has appeared in festivals throughout Florida including Artigras, Sunfest, Naples Art Fair, and Jupiter Art Fest by the Sea and has been the featured artist at both the Jupiter Art Fest and Artsfest in Stuart.

 

 

 

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Nancy Tilles’ “Twin Waterlilies”

 

Originally from New York, Nancy earned her BFA from the University of Miami in 1977. She currently resides in Palm Beach Gardens and spends her time working on commissions and teaching adults who are interested in perfecting their painting skills or learning how to paint for the first time.

 

 

 

Nancy Tilles' "Fantastic Journey Mermaid"

Nancy Tilles’ “Fantastic Journey Mermaid”

 

 

To view the more of Nancy’s paintings visit: www.nancytilles.com

 

 

WAS at Wellington City Hall

CITY HALL EXHIBIT SEPTEMBER 2014 TO JANUARY 2015

 

Congratulations to these WAS Members who have their paintings exhibited at City Hall!

Sandra Barbieri, Betty Brodie, Mimi Delgado, Donna Donelan, Ursula Fernandez, 
Marie Lentine, Joanne MacLeod, Nicole McPherson, Kathryn Morlock, Leslie Pfeiffer, 
Phyllis Silk, Franklin Weiss and Betty Jane Zedonek.

 

Emerging artists, new residents of the area or any artist are welcome to attend the Wellington Art Society meetings. WAS offers a wide variety of venues for members to show and sell their work in the community. For more information about WAS please visit: www.wellingtonartsociety.org   or  http://wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Studio Space and Exhibition Space Available in Tequesta

The Artists’ Studios & Gallery of Tequesta announces the availability of studio space as well as separate exhibition spaces.  The location is part of a larger artistic community setting, near other galleries, studios and Lighthouse ArtCenter as well as the popular Gallery Grille Restaurant.  The Rickie Report urges interested artists to read the details and make the call!  This is YOUR opportunity to show your artwork and market yourself!  The timing is perfect, as we gear up for an increase in seasonal visitors and activities in the area.

 

 

The Artists’ Studios & Gallery of Tequesta

385 Tequesta Drive

Tequesta, Florida

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“STUDIO SPACE” AVAILABLE

(annual rental)

also

“WALL SPACE” AVAILABLE

(seasonal or annual rental)

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Please call one of our artists for more information
 or stop by the studio to view the space.

Marie: 203-671-9607
Suzanne: 561-339-3314
Judith: 561-346-8703

 

 

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


Rickie Leiter, Publisher


The Rickie Report


P.O.Box 33423


Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


Rickie@therickiereport.com


561-537-0291

 

Boca Pen Women Invite You to Tea!

The Boca Branch of the National League of American Pen Women invite you to tea on Thursday, October 16th.  This is an opportunity to meet other female artists, authors and musicians to network and learn more about this great organization.  The group will also pay tribute to Patricia Wilson, a retired newspaper columnist and freelance writer. The Rickie Report urges you to make a reservation.  More details are in this article.

 

 

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BOCA RATON BRANCH

National League of American Pen Women

 

cordially invites you to

 

Three Hats of Pen Women

Tea and Tribute

 

~ Thursday, October 16, 2014 ~

 

One in the afternoon

 

 

Couvert is $25 for both members and guests

 

Reservations MUST be made by Tuesday, October 7

Don your prettiest Chapeau and qualify for a special Prize

 

 

Delray Golf Club, 2200 Highland Avenue, Delray Beach

 

It’s Tea Time  for the Boca Raton Branch of the National League of American Pen Women.  Every October the Boca branch hosts an elegant Tea, inviting area female Artists, Authors and Musicians to come discover what being a member of Pen Women is all about. This serves as their annual recruitment for new members.

 

The Boca Raton Branch of the National League of American Pen Women is a prestigious organization of professional women in the Arts – Published Writers, Authors, Poets, Musical Composers and Award winning Artists. The Boca Raton branch is one of the largest in the country and will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015.

 

 

NLAPW’s corporate headquarters is based in Washington, D.C. in an historic building, once the residence of Robert Todd Lincoln, son of President Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. It oversees branches all over the United States. The league boasts membership of such prominent ladies as Eleanor Roosevelt, Erma Bombeck, and Edna Hibel. Vinnie Ream, the only woman to sculpt President Lincoln from life, was an early member of NLAPW. Her statue of Lincoln now stands in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

 

 

As a qualified member of Art, Letters or Music, each member is exposed to participation in Art Exhibits, Book Talks and various workshops. On the third Thursday of the month – from November to May – luncheons are held with interesting, informative speakers featuring the three Muses ~ Art – Literature – Music! Reservations are required for the Luncheons and Tea!

 

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~ Tribute to Patricia Wilson ~

 

This year’s Tea will feature a Tribute to Patricia Wilson, who has served the Boca Raton Branch of NLAPW as a charter member for 37 of the 39 years the organization has been in existence. She has a lengthy resume, faithfully serving the Pen Women in various offices and capacities since 1977. In 1993, Pat was proclaimed Florida’s Pen Woman of the Year.

 

 

A retired newspaper columnist and freelance writer, Pat has always been involved in community and church activities in the city of Boca Raton, where she resides with her husband, Richard and daughter, Jennifer.  You will discover more about this illustrious lady at the Tea and in this year’s 2014-2015 Yearbook, which has been dedicated to her.

 

Reservation Form

 

Please make my reservation for the Boca Pen Women’s Tea and Tribute.

NAME: (Please print) _______________________________________________________________

ADDRESS: ________________________________________________________________

 

PHONE: _________________________

E-MAIL: _______________________________________

Enclosed is my check for $25 made out to BOCA RATON BRANCH NLAPW

Mail to: Cora Lee Palma-Hayden, 7622 Trapani Lane, Boynton Beach FL 33472

Reservation Deadline: Tuesday, October 7th

 

 

For Tea Reservations and further information regarding

Boca Pen Women contact:

Cora Lee Palma-Hayden, President  561-732-9455 or clpalma35@gmail.com  or visit:

www.bocapenwomen.org

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

The Art of Display Part III

Preparing for exhibits and art shows takes much forethought.  In this article, The Rickie Report will look at lighting issues and quantities of merchandise.  Is natural sunlight enough to showcase your work at an outdoor exhibit?  How much inventory should you have on hand and how much should you display at one time?  Display Part III highlights what you need to consider.

 

 

The Art of Display Part III

 

 

Lighting

 

  • Lighting serves many purposes. You will need to consider each one depending on what you are displaying
  • Lighting creates an ambiance ( just like in your home)
  • High end creations, such as jewelry, need bright light sources
  • If you have closed cases, you can install lighting inside
  • We have found that small, tabletop self-powered lights can diminish rather than enhance your display.
  • Make sure that your application includes your electrical needs!  No one wants to arrive and set up only to realize you have no power.
  • Flameless candles are popular and set a mood, but cannot be relied upon for brightening your space.  If you are selling candles, these are a good option especially when you are at an outdoor show. They give the effect of your own candles without the worry or danger of an open flame.
  • Consider bringing your own generator to outdoor shows. Have enough fuel to power all of your electrical needs, considering the extra time for setting up and taking down, when you will want lighting.
  • If you are selling vintage pieces, a few older standing lamps can not only provide lighting, but set the tone of your display.
  •  Experiment with different light bulbs before your event
  • The quality of your lighting is just as important as the art objects you have created.
  • There are good quality, battery operated lights for 2 dimensional artwork hanging on walls.  Your investment is worthwhile!
  • Using mirrors for reflection is also a good use of light, whether natural or electrical.
  • Thinking about reflectivity: make sure your lights are not shining into the eyes of your visitors!
  • We have seen some exhibitors close off their booths with dark cloth. Once you step into their booth, their lighting truly enhances their artwork.  The sense of secrecy heightens the aura of their display and art pieces. This is especially effective when their work involves light and fiber optics.
  • Consider spot lights, flood lights, down lighting and valance lighting depending on your exhibit space and budget.
  • A word about CORDS:   SAFETY !!!   Make your best efforts to keep cords out of the walk ways in your space.  Does this mean you will need more outlets?  More extension cords?  IF you have to run cords  within your walking space, use heavy duty duct tape to keep them flat. (This is where a floor cloth or carpet comes in handy – it can minimize the “bump” of cords).

 

 

How Much to Display?

 

  • Don’t feel that you need to display all of your inventory at the same time
  • Remember to leave “white space” for your visitor’s eyes to rest between glances at your artistic works.
  • Showcasing a particular style of pottery:  If your exhibit space is large enough, show one of each color.  If not, show only a few AND have a color chart showing the various glazes you offer in that style.
  • Wood working:  Most of your pieces will vary according to the type and grain of wood as well as any finish or stain you’ve used.  Keep complimentary shapes together so clients’ eyes can see the variations in one spot.  Remember to use varying heights to bring interest to your display.
  • Jewelry…some people think “the more, the better”.  Depending on your creations’ colors you might want to rethink this.  We’ve been so overwhelmed by the cacophony of colors in some exhibits, that we have walked out.  Consider groupings by type ( rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings)  and even by color or gemstone families.   A mishmash is hard to focus on. With lack of focus comes lack of sales.
  • Wall art should be hung so viewers can see the details you have painstakingly created. Not too high and not too low.
  • Consider placing some pieces on easels – both on the floor and smaller ones on table tops. Be sure the easels are stable!
  • Art pieces also are displayed on shelves, especially if they are small and can be grouped with books or other objects.
  • Have a sign indicating that you have more inventory that is not displayed. Encourage people to ask to see what else you have.  The mere act of you opening some packaging for someone else evokes a certain sense of excitement and anticipation ( like opening a gift).  Your actions will also bring more people to your exhibit space (they want to see what had previously been hidden and is about to be revealed, too!)
  • As your supply diminishes, replenish and move items around.  Showcasing smaller objects in a large basket?  Move them to a smaller basket. The smaller basket will look fuller.
  • What if you actually SELL OUT???
  • This is why you have a photo album!
  • If no replacements are available, you can rearrange your walls and displays so your lack of inventory is not so obvious.
  • Consider keeping the price and label for the item already sold and placing a “SOLD” sign  above it in large font.  Leave an obvious space.  (Customer’s remorse can play a strategic role when you are back in the area again.  They will be sure to come to your booth early next time!)
  • We urge you to display work on all sides of your walls ( especially the outside walls, which passersby see).
  • For a multi-day event, we suggest you change your wall displays. People who have attended the show on a previous day may not have noticed some of your pieces. Being in a different position, it may stand out and call to them!
  • Another use for outside walls is to hang your signage.  Let people know who and what is being exhibited and sold in your booth before they make the next step and are in front of you.

 

 The Rickie Report looks forward to sharing your news, when you are taking part in an exhibit or a show.  

An article in The Rickie Report is an opportunity to showcase

YOUR OWN CREATIVITY.  

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Artwork and Events at Brewhouse Gallery

September marks the first changeover of artwork on the walls of the Brewhouse Gallery! A serene space for chatting with a friend over a cup of fresh brewed coffees and a well-respected live venue for music, comedy, poetry readings  and killer trivia games – The Rickie Report suggests you take a look at their monthly line-up to make your plans now.  We normally give you a sneak peek to see the newest artwork hanging on the walls (which you can buy for YOUR walls at affordable prices), but this time we’re letting you be surprised!  Stop by and meet the artists for an Open House on September 25th.   

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday through Sunday

10 am – 11 pm

720 Park Avenue   Lake Park, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Brewhouse Gallery is part eclectic hipster lounge, part modern New York art gallery. It’s a creative space to hang out, sip a brew, hold a meeting, share ideas, listen to music, and appreciate local art. Free Wi-Fi and comfortable furniture (that is also for sale) make you feel right at home. Above all, our mission is to support local arts and build community!

 

 

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We proudly serve French Press, Lattes, Cappuccinos, and other coffee creations made with locally roasted beans sourced directly from the growers. We also whip up a killer Cuban espresso.  By night we offer craft beer from the finest Florida microbreweries, including Due South, Monk in the Trunk, and Cigar City, along with a selection of favorite wines. 

 

 

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Hungry? Although we don’t cook food, we have food trucks stopping by every Friday and Saturday evening, and throughout the week you can order from local restaurants that deliver right to our door. Check out the gourmet snacks on hand all the time!

 

 

 

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Musical performances, poetry readings, painting classes, and other assorted nighttime events keep things lively and we are quickly becoming one of the most well-respected live music venues in all of South Florida. Check our Events page to see what’s brewin’ next.

 

 

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Plan Your Week!

Monday – Art, brews, and BBQ.
Tuesday – Karaoke starting in August.
Wednesday – Trivia Night.
Thursday – Open Mic and Poetry.
Friday and Saturday – live music and food trucks.
Sunday – Comedy

 

 

For more information about The Brewhouse Gallery please contact :

info@BrewhouseGallery.com or call 561.771.1641

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Somethins’ Brewin at 720 Park Ave., Lake Park, FL 33403

 

 

 

 

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

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

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Sheree Blum’s Glasswork Goes World-Wide

Sheree Blum started selling her unique fused glass plates at the Green Market in Wellington only a few short years ago. She used that experience to learn more about marketing and selling her work.  Anthropologie’s order of over 4,000 plates sold in the US and the UK is history.  Recently showcased in People Magazine and Epicurious Magazine, Sheree has a lot of information to share with other artists.  Watch for her new line of cake stands for the 2014 Holiday Season in Anthropologie!  The Rickie Report presents this Feature Article and interview with Sheree Blum of Kicking Glass.

 

 

 

Sheree Blum

of

Kicking Glass

 

 

Cobalt Blue Bon Bon Stand by Sheree Blum

Cobalt Blue Bon Bon Stand by Sheree Blum

 

 

 

TRR: How did your childhood influence your interest in art?

SB:

 

I grew up in a rural area of New York State, near the Pennsylvania border and am the oldest of 6 children.  My father showed his gifted artistry through his masonry work and my mother was busy with art projects, like ceramics, on a regular basis.  At that time in the US educational system, art played a very large part not only in the classroom, but in our community.  You at least had to try something, whether you liked it or not!

 

I enjoyed those activities but moved on to married life at 18 and then started a family.  Being a mother to my three children was my priority until I went to college at age 27.  I was lucky to attend Jamestown Community College and then St. Bonaventure University, where they provided a nurturing day care setting while I had my classes.  I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education.  In 1990, I moved with my children to Wellington, FL. and starting working in Belle Glade.  I decided to get my Masters degree in Special Education at FAU and worked in the Pahokee Elementary School in Special Education.  I also worked within the school setting of the Dept. of Juvenile Justice, with a focus on academics. I retired just two years ago.

 

Sheree Blum Begins Creating a Glass Plate

Sheree Blum Begins Creating Glass Plates

 

TRR:  How did that lead you to a career in art and specifically glass?

SB:

 

I always used art projects to teach and enhance the learning environment.  I found it helped keep my students’ attention and increase their interest in education.  During my teaching career, I  met the owners of Lee Glass Art, Wayne Taylor and Sheldon Bickford in Mt. Dora Florida.   Always fascinated by color, I convinced them to let me apprentice!  I went to Winter Harbor, Maine during my summer breaks to train in their method.

 

 

If I were a wealthy person, I always said I would own a million dishes!  I love the blending of science, experimentation and art when I work with glass.  And now that I had a lot of dishes, I decided to practice my salesmanship by being a vendor at the Wellington Green Market!

 

Epicurious Magazine's article about Sheree Blum's Glass

Epicurious Magazine’s article about Sheree Blum’s Glass

 

 

 That is when a buyer from Anthropologie  saw my work.  He bought some pieces, but I had no idea who he was until several months later when I received a call from their tabletop buyer. The lady that was with him did whisper in my ear that this was my lucky day, but I had no idea what this meant.  I learned a lot!  About pricing, figuring out my timing, how to box and ship everything safely. 4,000 dishes were sold throughout the US and United Kingdom in a few months!

 

 

I applied and was accepted to be part of Howard Alan’s Crafts Shows and was able to continue making new pieces, experimenting with new techniques and selling to the public.  At this time, I am a resident artist at Art on Park Gallery, the home of the Artists of Palm Beach County; OSGS in Northwood (West Palm Beach) and Kolbo Gallery of Judaica in Brookline, MA.  I enjoy making apple and honey plates for Rosh Hashanah and Seder Plates for Passover for their catalogue.  In addition, the Iriquois Hotel on Mackinaw Island ordered special dishes they use for service and also sell in their gift shop.

 

 

People Magazine's article about Sheree Blum's Glass

People Magazine’s article about Sheree Blum’s Glass available at Anthropologie

 

 

It’s been a real treat for me to see my creations highlighted by being mentioned and shown in Jennie Garth’s Tabletop Decor column, People Magazine (April 14, 2014) and a full page presentation in Epicurious Magazine’s Spring/Summer,2014 (page 52)!  I just found out that my dishes are now listed with Replacements,Ltd. as well!

 

 

 

Blues and Greens by Sheree Blum

Blues and Greens by Sheree Blum

TRR:  What are your favorite as well as challenging moments?

SB:

 

There is nothing like the excitement I feel when I am creating!  And I love meeting the people at the shows, knowing I am sending my creations out to new homes where they will be appreciated. The most challenging part of being a full time professional artist is marketing and selling one’s work.  But you have to do it in order to keep creating!

 

 

 

Wild Rose Bud Bowl by Sheree Blum

Wild Rose Bud Bowl by Sheree Blum

TRR:  Do you have any helpful hints for emerging artists?

SB:

 

Be brave!  Have a business plan – do your math.  Don’t just jump off the building without Plan A, Plan B and maybe even Plan C!  Don’t hesitate to take risks.  Be professional in your demeanor and behavior at all times.  Do your homework – how many dishes fit into the box safely?  Where do you get the boxes?  Don’t forget the paper slips in between each dish.  Everything you use counts, is necessary and adds to your price.  Consider your price ranges and whether you want to sell retail, wholesale or both.  Be consistent and ask for what your artwork is worth!  I hope that other artists also consider helping the community by making some donations.  I recently sent seven sets of dishes to families who lost everything from tornado damage in MS.

 

 

Shell Dish by Sheree Blum

Shell Dish by Sheree Blum

 

TRR:   What story does your art tell?

SB:

 

I bring bright color into people’s everyday world.  It may not seem important in the grand scheme of things, but I hope that these dishes will conjure up happy memories and become family heirlooms.  This is a quieter voice than the one I used when I was teaching, but I believe it is the same message.  Ordinary objects can imbue happiness.

 

 

Flowers by Sheree Blum

Black Flowers by Sheree Blum

TRR:  Please take us from the beginning of an  idea to a finished piece of work.

SB:

 

 

I usually start with a big idea.  For example, I wanted to create some glass pieces with an ocean feel and incorporate coral reefs.  I find designs that meet the criterion – they could come from a piece of fabric, a photo or other objects.  My idea begins to solidify.  Then I decide on colors and move forward with a prototype to test out my theory.  Does it meet my standards?  If not, it becomes a salad dish at my house.  If it does, I make more!   Sometimes the need to meet the requirements of the marketplace influence my work – otherwise I wouldn’t have a thriving business!  And then, there are pieces I just feel I have to try…to meet my own needs.

 

Cobalt Blues and Other Plates by Sheree Blum

Cobalt Blues and Other Plates by Sheree Blum

 

 

TRR:   How do you maintain your level of creativity?

SB:

 

I let my mine wander.  I dabble in watercolors and enjoy playing Scrabble.

 

 

 

"Sea Glass" Colors by Sheree Blum

“Sea Glass” Colors by Sheree Blum

TRR:  How do you define success?

SB:

 

Success has nothing to do with money!  You are successful if you are happy and satisfied at the end of the day.

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Rose Plate by Sheree Blum

Wild Rose Plate by Sheree Blum

 

For more information about Sheree Blum’s glasswork please visit:

www.kickingglassbysheree.com

Her work is currently located at Artists of Palm Beach County’s Art on Park Gallery ( Lake Park,FL), OSGS in Northwood (W.Palm Beach, FL), Kolbo Gallery (Brookline, MA) and Iriquois Hotel (Mackinaw Island). Sheree is available for special orders and commissions.

 

 

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“Vintage Fantasy” Opens at Artisans on the Ave

See the one-of-a-kind artwork from the creative minds of Tara Mals and Linda Manganaro at Artisans on the Ave.  This boutique-like gallery has been bringing us innovative artistry since its inception.  The Opening Reception for “Vintage Fantasy” is Saturday, September 20th and is FREE and Open to The Public.  The Rickie Report encourages you to stop by and see how everything old is new again!
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Artisans On The Ave

 

Presents

“Vintage Fantasy”

 

September 20, 2014

Saturday 6 – 9 pm

630 Lake Avenue

Lake Worth, Fl. 33460

561-582-3300

For more info call 561-762-8162

 

Join Artisans on the Ave for a special exhibit, “Vintage Fantasies”.  The opening Reception is FREE and open to the public.  Festivities begin at  6 pm on Saturday, September 20th.  Step back in time and enjoy complimentary old favorite refreshments from the past. View a bit of nostalgia and take home a memory that will make you smile!!    Vintage items given a new twist!! See the one of a kind art from the creative minds of Tara Mals and Linda Manganaro.   They have transformed old pieces into amazing ART treasures.
Tara Mals with her display at Artisans on the Ave

Tara Mals with her display at Artisans on the Ave

Tara Mals uses unwanted pieces, trays, boxes and furniture, and then paints with a Folk art style. From the nautical world to Halloween, her pieces can once again be treasured.
Close-up of Tara Mals' baskets

Close-up of Tara Mals’ baskets

Tara, with a lifelong passion for Halloween, has never stopped creating Halloween.  Growing up near Pittsburgh PA, with an artistic family, art, antiques, and being creative were instilled early on.  Tara takes “recycling” to a new height.  Not everything is Halloween related.  She is prolific and offers many options from playful to practical.
Tara Mals and her Skel-e-mingos

Tara Mals and her Skel-e-mingos

 

 

Tara explains, ” HAUNTITURE     (hawnt-a chur)  n. 1. cleverly hand painted eerily creepy articles (such as tables, chairs, beds, trunks, etc. ) …which are necessary possessions for a room or house.  2. one-of-a-kind charmingly bizarre pieces conjured up by Tara Mals.   Each piece is unique, one of a kind because they are painted on items that have been discarded then given new life. If this obscure taste is a must for you, be warned, it can become an obsession when you are attracting all eyez!  You can never have too many, these pieces will grow on you.  It will be difficult, not letting them take over, in a haunting sense. Let’s just say, they bring new life.”
Tara Mals'  Handpainted table with map of the Caribbean

Tara Mals’ Handpainted table with map of the Caribbean

Linda Manganero

Linda Manganaro’s “I Am Not Worthy of Your Love”

Linda Manganaro sees art in the most unexpected items.  She then creates the acquired found objects into an art form.  Her assemblages are thoughtful, thought provoking and whimsical.
"Towers" by Linda Mangenaro

“Towers” by Linda Manganaro

She turns various wood pieces turned into a towering 6 foot sculpture, or an assemblage that tells a visual story to the onlooker made from wire, paper, old buttons and antique parts.  Then she leaves it up to your imagination to finish the story.
Assemblage by Linda Manganergo

Assemblage by Linda Manganaro

Linda tells The Rickie Report, ” I rescue treasures and locate homes for them!”   Interior designers and home owners alike, love Linda’s creations.

Artisans On The Ave Gallery

 

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is located at 630 Lake Avenue in the middle of downtown Lake Worth, Florida.  Hours are Sunday thru Tuesday, 11 AM – 6 PM. Wednesday thru Saturday, 11 AM – 9 PM.   Our Gallery features the work of 25 local artists working in all media.  For information on becoming an artist with two or three-dimensional art in our gallery please call Betty Wilson  561-762-8162 or Linda Manganaro  561-308-7263.  Gallery phone: 561-582-3300.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

September Events at Lighthouse ArtCenter are Plentiful

September is a month filled with events at The Lighthouse ArtCenter.  From the now-famous “ArtyBras” Exhibit, Plein Air display from the Maine and Italy tours, the Fashion Show and “Go Figure”,  get out your calendars! The Rickie Report shares an outline of each program in this article.

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter

 

373 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, FL

 

561-746-3101

 

September Overview:

 

ArtyBras

 

Plein Air Exhibit from Maine to Italy

 

“Go Figure” Exhibit

3rd Thursday Opening Reception

 

 

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September 10 to October 21, 2014

EXHIBITION: ArtyBras Exhibition

An exhibition of artist and survivor-made art bras, as well as a silent auction and fashion show to benefit the Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center at Jupiter Medical Center and the Lighthouse ArtCenter. Join supporters and survivors in this creative and uplifting exhibition and event!

 

 

 

Examples of ArtyBras, 2013

Examples of ArtyBras, 2013

 

 

"Go Figure"  Pastel by Barbra Broidy

“Go Figure” Pastel by Barbra Broidy

 

 

 

September 10 to October 25, 2014

 

EXHIBITION: Plein Air Display from Summer Tours to Italy and Maine

 

EXHIBITION: Go Figure: A Celebration of the Human Form

An open, juried exhibition glorifying the human figure in multiple mediums. See drawings, pastels and the work of sculptors and painters as they interpret the mass, geometry and perspective of our anatomy.

 

 

 

“The decision to present a collection of work based solely on the human form was chosen because there has not been anything of that specific or similar work shown at the ArtCenter in recent years. The ability to compare the viewpoints of different artists on how they translate the basic elements of the human body, themselves and those around them promises to be a intriguing journey. Viewers who find themselves inspired to create their own versions of the human form will find that the drawing and sculpture classes at the ArtCenter are led by some of the most skilled instructors in Florida.”

 

 

"Go Figure" Bronze by Eduardo Gomez

“Go Figure” Bronze by Eduardo Gomez

 

 3rd THURSDAY

Opening reception & Awards Presentation

 

Thursday, Sept. 18th

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

 

"Go Figure" by Manon Sander

“Go Figure” by Manon Sander

 

 

 

ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported nonprofit organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. The Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For information please call (561) 748-8737 or visit www.lighthousearts.org.

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291