Free, 2nd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival At Armory Art Center Campus December 2-3, 2017

On Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3, 2017, the Armory Art Center will present the 2nd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival.  This free festival features 80 artist from across Florida and from around the U.S. including artists working in ceramics, drawing, textiles, glass, jewelry, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed-media, and painting. There will live music, food vendors, Armory Studio demonstrations and an artist talk with Sam Perry.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

Armory Art Center Campus
811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL 33401

www.westpalmbeachartsfestival.com

 

 

 

2nd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival

Saturday and Sunday, December 2-3, 2017

10 am to 5 pm

FREE

Armory Art Center Campus

811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

Shoppers at 1st Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival

 

This free festival features 80 artist from across Florida and from around the U.S. including artists working in ceramics, drawing, textiles, glass, jewelry, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed-media, and painting. There will live music, food vendors, Armory Studio demonstrations and an artist talk with Sam Perry.

 

Original Artwork by Anthony Burks

 

 

A variety of live music groups will play through the weekend interspersed with Armory studio demonstrations. Scheduled performers are the Roaring Kelly Band, Palm Beach Pipes and Drums, the Johnny Bonez Band, Les Nuages, the Orchid City Brass Band, and Nick Manzino.

 

One of a Kind Handmade jewelry

 

Between musical acts attendees can see live demonstrations of printmaking and papermaking, painting and sound, raku firing, 3D jewelry making, large pots thrown on the potter’s wheel, and block printing. Armory instructor Sam Perry will be discussing his solo exhibition, “Social Set: Paintings, Drawing, and Videos by Sam Perry” in the East Gallery.

 

Original Artwork by Bonnie Wilburn

 

This West Palm Beach Arts Festival is a great event for families. Parents will have an option to browse the festival while their children learn to create holiday projects with Armory instructors in the Kids Zone.

Handblown Glass, both decorative and functional

 

 

Food vendors will be on site. Beer, wine, and signature cocktails made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka will be sold.

 

Ceramics Demonstration 

 

Landscape painters from Plein Air Palm Beach will be stationed throughout the Armory campus painting scenes from the festival.

The Armory Art Center is grateful to the festival sponsors including Tito’s Handmade Vodka, The Palm Beach Post, Jupiter magazine, The Palm Beacher magazine, WRMF radio, WEAT radio, Palm Beach International Academy, Don and Linda Silpe, and Palm Beach State College.

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT    SCHEDULE

 

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER, 3RD

10:20 AM   Welcome

10:30 AM    Palm Beach State College Jazz Quartet

11:30 AM     Printmaking & Papermaking

12:00 PM    PalmBeach Pipes & Drums

1:30 PM       Palm Beach State College Jazz Sextet

2:00 PM      Painting & Sound

2:30 PM      Palm Beach State College Jazz Septet

3:30 PM     Raku Demonstration

3:45 PM     Johnny Bonez Band

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4TH

10:30 AM     Roaring Kelly Band

12:00 PM      3D Jewelry Demo

12:30 PM      Les Nuages

1:45 PM       Ceramics, Large Pots Demo

2:00 PM     Orchid City Brass Band

2:45 PM     Blockprinting Demo

3:30 PM    Nick Manzino

  

East Gallery: 11:30 am – 4:30 pm Sam Perry will be in the gallery to discuss his solo exhibition Social Set: Paintings , Drawing and Videos by Sam Perry. Sam is an instructor at the Armory and Palm Beach Atlantic College

 

 

The Armory Art Center is grateful to the festival sponsors including Tito’s Handmade Vodka, The Palm Beach Post, Jupiter Magazine, The Palm Beacher magazine, WRMF radio, WEAT radio, Palm Beach International Academy, Don and Linda Silpe, and Palm Beach State College.

 

 

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 12 exhibitions are hosted throughout the year in four galleries.

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Gallery At Center for Creative Education Presents ‘Artistic Dimensions’ By Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA)

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education presents ‘Artistic Dimensions’  by Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA).  A Special Opening Reception takes place on Saturday, December 9th, sponsored by Whole Foods. The Exhibition continues through January 19th. ‘Artistic Dimensions’ is an all-female juried art exhibition featuring guest juror Sue Archer. Support local arts with this special combination of charitable organizations that champion the visual arts (WITVA) and arts in education (Center for Creative Education).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Center for Creative Education
425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 805-9927   W: cceflorida.org

 

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

“ARTISTIC    DIMENSIONS”

 

 

A Special Opening Reception

Saturday, December 9th
6:00 to 8:30pm

$10 Entry For Charity
Sponsored by Whole Foods

 

 

Exhibition runs December 9th to January 19th
Exhibition is free and open to the public during regular Gallery hours:
Tuesday through Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm

 

 

 

‘Artistic Dimensions’ is an all-female juried art exhibition featuring guest juror Sue Archer. Support local arts with this special combination of charitable organizations that champion the visual arts (WITVA) and arts in education (Center for Creative Education).

 

“Roseate Spoonbills” by Ann Schwartz

 

WITVA is a non-profit 501(C)3 Organization which was founded in 1989, with the aim of promoting public interest in the visual arts through its programs and activities. The Organization serves as a forum in which members may network, share ideas and help one another achieve their artistic goals while at the same time giving back to the community.

 

WITVA membership is made up of exhibiting artists and non-exhibiting members, that is, those who are interested in art and our community projects. Members come from Port St. Lucie, Palm Beach County and Miami-Dade County.

Visit our website for information and application: www.witva.org

 

Thank you to Whole Foods!

 

Center for Creative Education (CCE) is a non-profit 501(c)3 Organization which was founded in 1994, with a mission to train teachers how to bring the arts back into school by integrating art into other classroom studies. Arts Integration is still vital to CCE’s in-school and out-of-school programs. Today CCE is utilizing its newly renovated 18,000 square foot facility in West Palm Beach to provide arts-based, technology-infused after-school programming. Arts in education is our passion while we envision a world where each child has the opportunity to learn and grow in the way that meets their needs, and allows them to reach their full potential as citizens and contributors to society.

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education
425 24th Street       West Palm Beach, FL 33407
561-805-9927    www.cceflorida.org

 

 

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McMow’s Holiday Sale & Party Starts Monday, December 11th With Deep Discounts And A Special Announcement!

The sale you’ve been waiting for:  McMow Art Glass‘ Annual Holiday Sale and Party takes place on Monday, December 11th.  YES, McMow will be open that Monday and selling supplies, equipment, classes and workshop time for discounts!  It is free, but if you are coming for the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT and Champagne Toast, please RSVP.  The Rickie Report shares the details. Don’t forget gift certificates are a great holiday present!

561-585-9011 x108  Fax: 561-586-2292
www.mcmow.com    https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

 

 

 

Our Holiday Sale is just around the corner


MONDAY DECEMBER 11, 2017

Please note date change due to holiday dates

 

Sale:  9 am – 7 pm

Holiday Party from 7-9 pm

RSVP
For our Champagne Toast!

PARTY DETAILS COMING SOON!

 

Discounts Include:

15% OFF ALL NON-FUSIBLE GLASS – includes Spectrum, Wissmach, Kokomo, and Youghiogheny
35% OFF ALL BULLSEYE GLASS CO. PRODUCTS 
(45% OFF for Bullseye premium pricing accounts)
15% OFF Materials & Supplies
15% OFF Kilns, Saws & Grinders
20% OFF Classes & Workshop time

For more information:

McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011     Fax: 561-586-2292

www.mcmow.com

https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

 

 

 

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Internationally Artist, “Murf”, Celebrates 30 Years With Howard Alan Events At Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Art Weekend

Marvin “Murf” Murphy is celebrating 30 consecutive years as a participating artist in Howard Alan Events (HAE). Starting with Boca Fest in 1988, the Weston resident was one of a handful of artists outside the Town Center Mall. As the HAE events grew, so did Murf’s reputation and skill. Eventually, he would quit his day job to become a full-time artist while raising four artists of his own. This month, Murf’s daughter Tyler will follow in her father’s footsteps and launch her artistic career during the 18th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Art Festival on November 25 – 26.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

18th Annual

Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival

Saturday, November 25  &  Sunday, November 26

10 -5  Both Days

Free Admission

 

Navigation address:   201 E Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, FL

 

 

 

“Fire and Ice” acrylic palette knife and brush painting by Murf

 

 

 

Back in 1988, Murf was a professional window-tint technician, working on both vehicles and commercial buildings. Naturally artistic, he began adding differing tint hues, cut into nautical shapes over the darker or lighter base tints. His tint “scenes” became a hit, and he used this technique to create art deco framed panels, which he would sell on occasion during indoor mall art shows. During the Erte era, Murf’s work quickly became highly sought, with entire yachts festooned with the young tinter’s work. When Howard Alan began producing art shows in South Florida, Murf was one of his first artists. Las Olas Art Fair, Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts – Murf was a mainstay, and his art evolved along with the shows themselves.

 

Murf Murphy’s Art At A Howard Alan Art Festival

 

 

 

Howard Alan took his art festival shows on the road during the hot summer months, touring Chicago, Ohio, Colorado and others, and Murf and his wife Rhonda toured with him. By 1990, Murf’s work evolved to 3-D creations and he was able to devote himself to his art full-time. That same year he and Rhonda had their first daughter, Alanna. Brittany was born two years later, followed by daughter Tyler in 1995 and Kelsi in 1997. Throughout that time, he and his four daughters were on the road every summer, touring with HAE from one show to the next. The Festivals gave the Murphy family the chance to see the country, meet hundreds of other artists and spend quality time together.

 

The Artistic and Creative Murphy Family

 

 

Murf’s artistic success grew over the decades and many of his designs have been added to the collections of noted musicians and public figures including Richard Elliot, Dav Koz and President Clinton. Murf was invited in 2006 to the U.N. Ambassadors Ball for a special farewell celebration in honor of then U.N. Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan. Murf’s original painting “In a Perfect World” was the feature piece for the event. He also presented the new U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon with his “Earth Island” lithograph in 2010, and was thanked by Vice President Al Gore for Murf’s commitment to environmental preservation.

 

 

 

Artwork by Murf Murphy

 

All of Murf’s four daughters grew up to be talented artists themselves, with different skills in varying mediums. Daughter, Tyler, a gifted photographer and recent UF journalism school graduate, will follow in her father’s footsteps with a booth of her own during the 18th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Art Festival. While many practice art as a hobby during non-working hours, Murf credits festivals like Howard Alan’s for giving him a lifelong career that not only supported his family, but also nurtured a love and appreciation for the artist life in the next generation.

“City of Roses” by Tyler Murphy

 

See Murf and his daughter Tyler during the 18th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Art Festival November 25 – 26 from 10 am to 5 pm both days. Murf will also be participating in the 30th Anniversary Las Olas Art Fair January 6 – 7, 2018.

 

 

Visit www.artfestival.com for more information.

 

 

 

 

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Looking For Professional And Energetic Workers For Art Fairs, Boutique Shows At Whitespace Collection Events

Whitespace Collection is looking for energetic outgoing people to help sell original handmade art, wearable art and jewelry at a few art fairs. Work hours are very flexible if someone has another job.  The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 

 

Whitespace Collection is looking for energetic outgoing people to help sell original handmade art, wearable art and jewelry.

 

 

The locations include Whitespace Collection, Boutique events and art fairs across South Florida.

Work hours are very flexible if someone has another job. This could lead to additional hours doing inventory and jewelry selection and display.

Must be professional in appearance and attitude, and have strong work ethics.

 

 

To apply:

Send email to pelanne9321@gmail.com

Name:

Phone:

Reference (include phone and email):

 

 

 

For more information about Whitespace Collection:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

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Southern Handcraft Society Boca Chapter Offers 32nd Annual Juried “Southern Christmas 2017”

It’s a Florida winter wonderland featuring one-of-a-kind juried arts and crafts. Celebrate the Southern Handcraft Society, Boca Chapter’s 32nd Annual Juried Craft Show, “Southern Christmas 2017”.  Enjoy Free Admission on November 30th, December 1st and December 2nd, where you will find numbered, limited addition ornaments, holiday gifts, home decor, yummy food treats, cards, jewelry, painted items AND MUCH MORE! One stop shopping for all of your handmade gift items. The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds you to check out the fabulous raffles!

 

 

 

 

SOUTHERN HANDCRAFT SOCIETY
BOCA RATON CHAPTER
Presents

 

32nd ANNUAL JURIED CRAFT SHOW!

“SOUTHERN CHRISTMAS 2017”
 

Thursday, November 30th   1PM – 9PM
Friday, December 1st      9AM – 9PM
Saturday, December 2nd   9AM – 1PM

PATCH REEF PARK COMMUNITY CENTER
South side of Yamato Road, just west of Military Trail, Boca Raton

 

All items are made in the USA by the artists in the show

FREE ADMISSION

 

 

 

 

It’s a Florida winter wonderland featuring one-of-a-kind juried arts and crafts. Come celebrate our 32nd year with us! You will be amazed! We offer our numbered, limited addition ornaments, holiday gifts, home decor, yummy food treats, cards, jewelry, painted items AND MUCH MORE! One stop shopping for all of your handmade gift items.

 

 

 

You will enjoy the variety, colors, ambience and Santa’s Helpers too! We have something for everyone! Check out our fabulous raffles also. Hope to see you there!  Enjoy Free Admission on November 30th, December 1st and December 2nd!

 

 

 

The Boca Raton Chapter of the Southern Handicraft Society is one of six unique chapters for all handicraft artists.  Originating in 1985, it’s members include beginners to accomplished artists. All items at this event are Made in the USA by the artists at the show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members and Guests (all are welcome) meet the first Monday of the month (except December and holidays when the park is closed) 7:00 PM in a meeting room at Patch Reef Park, 2000 West Yamato Road (1/4 mile west of Military Trail), Boca Raton, FL 33431.

 

 

 

 

For more information about this Craft Fair or about the activities of the Boca Raton Chapter of SHS, please visit:
shsboca.com

 

 

 

 

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CONTINUUM WPB Announces VIP Black Tie And Venetian Mask Event With Open Call For Venetian Mask Artists

CONTINUUM WPB announces a Call for Artists to decorate Venetian masks of various designs. Art Lovers: Save the Date of Thursday, January 18th  7:30 – 10:30 PM for the V.I.P. Black Tie and Venetian Mask Fundraiser Gala!  The event will benefit The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum.   Artists will decorate the masks that will be sold at a silent auction that evening.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

Call to artists:  Venetian Mask

 

 

 

Opening night for CONTINUUM WPB:

Thursday, January 18th  7:30 – 10:30 PM

 V.I.P. Black Tie and Venetian Mask Fundraiser Gala!

The event will benefit The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum

 

Artists will decorate masks that will be auctioned at the silent auction during the Black Tie and Venetian Mask Charity Affair.
Must do the following:

· Fill out application
· Pay the fee
http://www.continuumwpbarts.com/p/call-to-artist-venetian-mask.html

 

 

 

For more information about this event or Continuum2018 visit: http://www.continuumwpbarts.com

 

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave Hosts “La Mesa Exhibition And Bazaar” November 17- 26th. Public Reception And Food Drive Are Included

In cooperation with the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches, Artisans On The Ave is proud to invite the public to “La Mesa Exhibition and Bazaar”. This Free, annual show featuring beautiful tableware created by CLPB artisans begins on Friday, November 17th.  The Exhibition runs through Sunday, November 26th.  You’ll be amazed at their talent as you view tables colorfully adorned with complete place settings, bowls, mugs, pitchers, cups and saucers, platters, cheese plates, salt and pepper shakers, napkin rings, candlesticks and much more. A portion of sales help feed the hungry in Palm Beach County. What better way is there to share than to purchase a beautiful handcrafted gift by a local artist that helps support the hungry in our area?  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  The Gallery will also be accepting donations of non-perishable food items.

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

“La Mesa Exhibition & Bazaar”

 

 

Purchase Artfully Crafted Tableware
&
Feed the Hungry at the Same Time!

Free, OPENING RECEPTION:
Friday, November 17, 2017,    6-9 pm

 

Exhibit runs Friday, November 17 to Sunday, November 26, 2017

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

When you visit the 3 showrooms within our gallery, you will be amazed at the selection of the exquisite art of the 40 artists the gallery features.
Visit this opening night for an evening fun.
Meet the artists!!!
Celebrate our wonderful Gallery and enjoy yourself!

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460
www.artisansontheave.com

 

 

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Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show Has Something For Everyone November 18th and 19th. Rickie Report Readers Get Discount Coupon

The 51st annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show takes place November 18th and 19th at the South Florida Fair Grounds. The Rickie Report shares the details plus a coupon for reduced admission charges, which may be duplicated as often as you like. This is a family oriented, culturally stimulating show. Proceeds provide the operating budget for the Gem & Mineral Society for the following year. Get more information about this wonder-filled organization in the article!   The show is run totally by member volunteers.  

 

 

 

 

Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc.

Presents:

 

51st Annual

Gem, Mineral, Bead, Jewelry, & Fossil Show

 

November 18-19, 2017

Saturday, November 18th   9AM—6PM

Sunday, November 19th  10AM—5PM

  

Expo Center East South Florida Fairgrounds,

 

9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, Florida 33411

www.southfloridafair.com

 

 

 

 

 

Over 80 dealers!

Decorative Items For the Home and Office

~Demonstrations~

~Hourly Door Prizes~

~ Guest Speakers~

~Kids Activities~

 

The Society offers many types of educational and cultural experiences. We operate a full lapidary shop open to our members. We also offer classes in lapidary and jewelry making for adults as well as children.

Learning Is Fun!

Our monthly meetings are held at the building across from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in Dreher Park on the 3rd Thursday of each month and feature guest speakers or demonstrations that are educational as well as entertaining.

 

 

DISCOUNT  ADMISSION  COUPONS:

 

 

 

Mother Nature At Her Best!

 

 

 

Membership applications are available at the show or on our web site, www.gemandmineralsociety.org

Visit our web site for more information, photos from past shows, membership forms and $1 discount coupons for the show.

 

 

 

 

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Overview Of Classes, Workshops, Free Events At Art on Park Gallery: All Open To The Public

Art on Park Gallery is a busy place! Tonight is the Opening Reception for: Kenneth Earl Dempsey’s SOLO Exhibition, and there are Free classes, poetry workshops, jewelry classes, drawing classes and Art Salons as well!  The Rickie report shares all the details and reminds artists to submit for the upcoming exhibit: “Drawing and Pulled Prints”.  Art Lovers:  What a plethora of events to take advantage of!

 

 

 

800 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL 33403

561.345.2842      www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

APBC   Art On Park Gallery

Presents:

Kenneth Earl Dempsey

 “Across the Pond and Back Again – Positano +50”

 

 

Opening Reception:  Friday, November 10th

 5  – 8 PM

 Free Admission, Free Parking

 

 

 

NOW TAKING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE “DRAWING/PULLED PRINTS EXHIBIT”:

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?289

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Saturday, November 11 at 2 PM: Open Poetry Reading

Saturday, November 25 at 2 PM: Free Collage Class

Monday, November 27 at 6 PM: Art Salon

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, future exhibits, classes and workshops please visit:

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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