Call For ARTISTS, “Love Wins” Art Exhibit Plus PUBLIC Celebration

Rolando Chang Barrero is a mainstay in South Florida’s art community and well known for his energetic/entertaining Boynton Beach Art Walks. He tells The Rickie Report, “We have suspended our scheduled program at the gallery to celebrate the historic landmark SCOTUS decision that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. We are encouraging all artists in all media to participate!”  The Rickie Report shares this CALL TO ARTISTS (DEADLINE: JULY 15thand Invitation to Art lovers and Art patrons to experience what promises to be a celebratory and creative event on Thursday, July 23rd. Visual Artists Performing Artists, Food and Music! All the details are here.


Exhibition and Celebration of #LoveWins

Thursday, July 23, 2015

6-10 PM

ActivistArtistA Gallery 

Boynton Beach Art District

422 West Industrial Avenue     Boynton Beach, Florida 33426



#LoveWins Exhibition



Deadline July 15, 2015

Work must include:   #LoveWins

Visual Artists 2D, 3D, Kinetic (4D)
Performance Art, Sound, Installation, 
Spoken Word, and Dance


  • Up to 3 works of art will be considered
  • Send High Resolution Images ( 300 Dpi )
  • Please write #LoveWins on in notes area!



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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


ARTNADO Invites Local Art Associations And Art-Related Non-Profits To Receive FREE Booth Space- Plus New Artist Discounts

Artistic Synergy Inc., through it’s inaugural show ARTNADO, has established two main goals. The first is to provide a robust indoor environment designed to showcase the artists and their work in ways that cannot be accomplished with the traditional outdoor tent shows. The second is to help promote the arts in Southeast Florida.  The Rickie Report shares the details for Art Associations and Art-Related Non-Profits Organizations to receive FREE 10 x 10 booth spaces. Individual artists who are part of any Non-Profit or Art Association taking booth space will be entitled to a discount on their OWN booth! Artists who have taken part in any Art Marketing Seminar with Rickie Leiter are also eligible for a discount on their own booth space!  Don’t miss  the August 1st cut off for a 15% general discount on other booth spaces! More details will follow about the Student Art Contest.  We remind our readers that ARTNADO and Artistic Synergy Inc. is a different entity from Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach.







 Jack Busa, Chief Creative Executive, is announcing a gift of FREE 10×10 space for all area Art Associations and Art related Non-Profits.  He tells The Rickie Report, “This will enable your organization to inform the public about what you do, in addition to offering membership opportunities and displaying examples of past and current events. Your members will be able to display but not sell their work from your space. Because ARTNADO is already offering the lowest price per square foot for juried art shows, we understand that artists are concerned about their expenses. Therefore, any member of an organization that takes advantage of this offer, will be given a 10% rebate on the price of the exhibition space they choose to display and sell their art.”


Any artists who has taken part in an Art Marketing Seminar involving Rickie Leiter, Publisher of The Rickie Report will be eligible for a 15% rebate on individual booth space.  Fill out the ZAPP and then send a separate email to Artistic Synergy Inc telling them you have been a participant.


Jack explains, “Since all applications need to be submitted through ZAPP there is no provisions for a two-tier pricing structure. Hence a refund check will be issued ARTNADO’s  move-in date on November 13th.”


This offer, when combined with the options of either a 10×10, 10×20 and even a 20×20 “personal gallery” exhibition area, offers an unprecedented exposure for most of the area’s artist.




 In addition, a Student Art Contest will be formally announced soon. If you know  any young artists who would like to get an early start, the information is available on our website



ARTNADO is looking for partners to be Drop-Off Centers for Student Artwork around the County.  Please email or call to make arrangements.  You will be included in future advertising, marketing and promotions!


 For more information send an e-mail to requesting a space and  you will be called to confirm the details.

If you have any questions, please call  561-557-8741 and ask to speak directly to Jack Busa.



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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


The Artist/Gallery Relationship

The relationship between an artist and gallery is a significant one. The Rickie Report hears from both entities, sharing concerns and questions about behavior and standards.  We look at the nuances that may not be spelled out in a contract and more in this article.  This includes 2D , 3D and wearable art.



The Artist/Gallery Relationship



In this article, when we speak of “galleries”, the reader should understand the term to include consignment galleries, vanity galleries, cooperative galleries and traditional galleries.  This also includes outdoor or indoor shows…basically, any place you are exhibiting your artistry.


Notification of Your Acceptance

Great news!  

Your artwork has been accepted to be in an exhibit or show!  

Now what?


Read every word and every page before you sign a contract!



  • Do you understand the contract?


  • If you have a question, has the issuer of the contract been helpful in explaining your concerns?


  • Can you meet the requirements of the contract?


  • Is there something you would like to change in the contract?


  • Is this acceptable to the issuer?


  • If you cannot meet the requirements, it is your obligation to discuss the issues with the gallery or show where your work will be exhibited!


  • Mark down important dates: drop off of artwork, reception and pick up of unsold work and date of expected payment for sold work.


  • If you decide NOT to sign the contract, it is up to you to inform the gallery or show manager!  Being polite and considerate goes a long way…you never know when you may encounter the same players in the art world again.


I’ve Signed A Contract!

What is the first thing you need to do?


  • Employ “Rickie’s Two Foot Rule”!  Share your good news with anyone who comes within 2 feet of you!  This is NOT a time to “sell” but to “celebrate”! Share your passion of creativity with everyone!  


  • Get your publicity and marketing ducks in a row!  Send out press releases to print and email resources ( including The Rickie Report) – DO NOT WAIT until a few weeks before your public reception, grand opening or event to take place.


  • Share your good news in your social media circles and once you have the date (see above), ask THEM to share it with their friends!


  • Has the gallery provided postcards marketing the exhibit or show?


  • Send them out to your client list, giving them plenty of notice so they can attend!  This is an important part of the marketing process. The gallery is counting on you to follow through!  


  • Another thought about sending out postcards: a personal note goes a long way.  Again, it is about the relationship between you and your clients. It is not just about the sale!



Enjoy The Show


Before the exhibit or show opens, touch base with the manager.  What are the gallery’s expectations of the artists during the event?


  • Show up on time!


  • What is the preferred mode of dress?


  • Can you bring a guest?


  • Is there a cover charge for guests and other attendees?


  • Be respectful of the other attendees.  Not everyone is here to see your work. ( We know, this sounds harsh, but we’re trying to be realistic and helpful).


  • Are you expected to make a presentation about your work?  How long will you speak? When will this take place within the reception time frame?


  • Is it OK to hand out business cards?  


  • Can you have your own sign-in book?


  • If you are supposed to bring a beverage or snack to share, check to see what the gallery prefers ( if they always provide a cheese tray, perhaps choosing a different pick-up refreshment is best; have they requested wine or only soft-drinks?)


  • How long are you expected to stay?


  • Different types of galleries call for you knowing information beyond your own work. Have you done your homework and learned a bit about the other exhibitors’ artistry?


  • If someone asks a question and you are unsure of the answer, KNOW who to ask!


  • Do we need to tell you? NEVER speak poorly of another piece of artwork! Everyone has different taste in food, fashion and artwork!


The Party’s Over And So Is The Exhibit

  • Be prompt when picking up your artwork.  


  • Bring a copy of your list of work dropped off with prices.


  • If you have a problem in picking up your work at the specified time, contact the gallery manager immediately.


  • Send a thank you note to the gallery and manager.  Personal relationship, remember?


My Work Sold!  Now What?


  • The contract should specify when you will be paid and how much the gallery will keep as commission.


  • Be aware of the date you should expect payment and stay in touch with the gallery manager.


  • Some galleries cut checks immediately and others only monthly.


  • Does the contract specify if the gallery will tell you who the customer is? 



  • When a non-profit organization asks you for a donation of your artwork, does the contract specify that you will be told who the client is who purchased your work?  The Rickie Report suggests you inquire about this BEFORE signing the contract and possibly adding it in, if it is not mentioned.  It is gracious of you to donate and important for YOUR marketing and art business to know who to add to your client list.



In the very least, the exhibition or show should be added immediately to your website.



You forgot to pick up your work

for over a month… Now what?


  • Go back and read the contract.
  • Some galleries will charge storage fees. Be prepared to pay.  Remember – they have been caretakers of your work.
  • Some galleries will take possession of your work.  They may choose to be benevolent and return your work or they may, according to the contract, sell your work to benefit a charity.


Life Is A Learning Experience


Exhibiting at a gallery or show is a wonderful opportunity for you to share your creativity with the world!  The Rickie Report hopes that these helpful hints make your experiences easier and more productive.


Stay tuned for more marketing strategies in The Rickie Report!



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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420










Call For Art: NEW! Digital Application Process Plus EXTRA OPPORTUNITY For PHOTOGRAPHERS

The Rickie Report shares this CALL FOR ART in Public Places which is open to all residents of Palm Beach County.  There is a NEW, Digital Application process for Art At The Airport, plus an extra opportunity for photographers!  The deadline is July 10th at 4pm.  We share the details here!




Palm Beach International Airport








NEW! Digital Application Process




Palm Beach County Residents


• Two-dimensional works in ALL media. Painting reproductions not accepted.
• Minimum size 16” x 20” including frame. Maximum size 8 ft tall x 13 ft wide.
• Art must be framed or be finished on all sides. Art must be wired across the back.


Paul Fisher, owner of the Paul Fisher Gallery in West Palm Beach, will guest judge this exhibition. In addition to his gallery work Paul manages juried art competitions for the Smithsonian, Philadelphia Museum and Disney, among others, through his business Juried Art Services.


Selected by Mr. Fisher, a “Best in Show” award will be presented at the “Meet the Artists” event Sept 9, 2015.


“Art at the Airport” is curated by Elayna Toby Singer, Palm Beach County Art in Public Places Administrator.



The exhibition runs July 29 – October 7, 2015. Palm Beach International Airport (PBIA) is a premiere exhibition venue for Palm Beach County’s finest emerging and professional artists, showcasing quality art of diverse media. Artists keep 100% of income from sales. Exhibition is located on Level 2, across from the Visitor’s Lounge and Sam Snead’s restaurant. As a major gateway to South Florida, PBIA receives an average of 500,000 travelers per month.


Palm Beach County’s Department of Airports and Art in Public Places program are partnering with the County’s Library System to bring art, and the experience of being a photographer, to life though the Library’s Book Life Series. In its second year, the series features eight books that look at different facets of our identity and how it’s shaped by our culture, gender, health, family, careers and the tensions that arise when society doesn’t view us in the same light. The featured book for the months of September and October is “Still Life with Bread Crumbs” by Anna Quindlen, about a photographer’s journey to discover that life is more than what she sees through the camera lens.


All photographers accepted into the “Art at the Airport” exhibition are invited to present on a panel discussion entitled the “Through the Camera Lens” which will occur September 17, 2:00pm at the Glades Road Library Branch in Boca Raton. Photographers who present on the panel will receive a small honorarium.


MEET the ARTISTS event

Always a great event! Join the fun, mingle and mix on September 9, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Palm Beach International Airport’s Changing Exhibition Gallery on Level 2.Complimentary parking provided to attendees. As part of the Book Life Series, the Library System will promote this event widely to its patrons and the public.
Images of exhibited artwork are featured on Palm Beach County’s Art on Public Places and Department of Airports websites and via social media. In addition, the County’s Public Affairs Department broadly promotes exhibitions and special event to diverse media outlets. Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places also promotes the exhibition and “Meet the Artists” event to more than twelve hundred arts supporters in the County’s Artist Registry.



One (1) entry per artist. Deadline is 4:00pm July 10, 2015.

Provide ALL items outlined in 1-3 below.

Please mail or hand-deliver your submittal to Palm Beach County Art in Public Places, ATTN: Art at the Airport, 2633 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL 33411-5603.


Please make check or money order made out to Palm Beach County BCC. Application fee is non-refundable. Fee offsets a small portion of the cost to run the “Art of the Airport” Program

2) PC-compatible CD-ROM
Please include jpegs and PDFs of Application, Artist Statement, Resume/BIO.

• Image of One (1) Artwork
Provide jpeg of your artwork. If your piece is framed, please provide an additional jpeg image of the piece shown in its frame so the judge can review the composition as a whole.

Submit images in .jpg file format. Each file name should include artist’s surname. Image size should not exceed 1920 pixels, longest side and 72 dpi. Use settings for best image quality under 2MB file size.

• PDF of Application (see below)
• PDF of Artist Statement (1 page maximum)
• PDF of Resume/BIO (1 page maximum)

3) Printed copies of Application, Artist Statement, Resume/BIO.


Artist will be notified of their acceptance by July 20, 2015.
• Accepted artwork must be dropped off at the exhibition area Wednesday July 29, 2015, 9:30-10:00 am.
• Art pick-up at end of the show is Wednesday October 7, 2015 8:30-9:00 am, at the exhibition area.


Artist Information

Artist Name


Phone Number



Artwork Information

Artwork Title


Dimensions (width x height)

Year Completed

Sale Price

How is Artwork Finished?

___ Framed

___ Gallery Wrap

___ Other, please describe


For more information about Art in Public Places or this exhibit, please contact:

Elayna Toby Singer, Art in Public Places Administrator

(561) 233-0235,

2633 Vista Parkway   West Palm Beach, FL 33411

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


Call For “Un- Common Works” 6″x6″x6″ For An Unusual Exhibition At Artisans On The Ave

They say good things come in small packages!! Artisans On The Ave plans to prove this with a unique invitational call to artists.  Varied media featuring sculpture, canvas, wood, glass, mixed media and pottery is the choice of the artist. This call to artists is open to 2D and 3D artists in all mediums. Artists may enter up to 3 pieces that meet the size requirements 6x6x6 inches or less. All exhibited work must be for sale. All wall art must be wired and ready to hang. Pedestals will be provided for 3D art. Artist receives 70% of sale. Completed works must be no more than 6” X 6”X 6” and can be LESS.  The Rickie Report shares the details and application.  


An Invitational Group Art Exhibit

“Un-Common Works”

Public Opening Reception:

Friday, August 7th, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Exhibition: August 7, 2015 thru August 31, 2015

Open 7 days a week:

Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

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


The exhibit will be widely promoted through the news media, advertising, internet marketing, social networking sites, television, radio, art card distribution and mailing, and an extensive email blitz.



An Invitational Group Art Exhibit
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue    Lake Worth, FL 33460
Division of Craft Gallery- West Palm Beach


  • Open to 2D and 3D artists in all mediums.
  • Artists may enter UP to 3 pieces that meet the size requirements 6x6x6 inches or less.
  • Completed electronic application or paper application with $30 entry fee must be received at Craft Gallery 5911 S. Dixie, WPB, FL, 33405 by Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 3PM.
  • Entry fee is non-refundable.
  • Theme of project is open, called” Un–Common Works”
  • Questions or additional information call 561-762-8162 (Betty Wilson)
  • All exhibited work must be for sale. Artist receives 70% of sale.
  • Selected works to be decided by Saturday, July 25, 2015. We will call you with the art piece or pieces selected.
  • Selected works to be dropped off at Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth on Monday 9am-11pm August 3, 2015
  • Please bring a refreshment to the opening if possible.(Thank You)
  • Please email the card we’ll send you close to the opening date to all your friends, family and clients. (Thank You)
  • The exhibit will be widely promoted through the news media, advertising, internet marketing, social networking sites



“Un-Common Works”
An Invitational Group Art Exhibit
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue    Lake Worth, FL 33460
August 7, 2015 thru August 31, 2015



Opening Reception: Artisans On The Ave Gallery
Friday, August 7th, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

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

All applications must be received by Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 3PM


Register by email at or mail application and check to

Craft Gallery, 5911 South Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33405


Name: ____________________________________________________


City:______________________________ State___________



Cell: _________________________

Email address: _____________________

Web Address:____________________


$30.00 application fee includes up to 3 pieces of art Check made to Craft Gallery! 




Dimensions_______________________________ Price____________ Description____________________________________________

Dimensions________________________________ Price______________ Description____________________________________________

3.Title________________________________________________Dimensions_____________________________________ Price____________ Description____________________________________________


LIABILITY WAIVER of Submission of my application constitutes my agreement of compliance with all of the conditions and terms set forth in this prospectus. I release and discharge Artisans On The Ave Gallery and The Craft Gallery, the owners, members and employees from all responsibility for damage or loss of any kind on all works submitted for the exhibition named above.




For More Information About This Exhibit or General Questions About Artisans On The Ave, please Visit:  630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460 or call  561-762-8162


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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


Jaffe Center For Book Arts Offers Gelatin Plate Printing Workshop and Colophon Exhibition

It’s the hottest time of year and a very good time to be inside a cool, climate controlled library. The Rickie Report shares 2 reasons you should consider visiting the  Jaffe Center for Book Arts: The Colophon Exhibition and the Summer Gelatin Plate Printing Workshop being taught by nationally acclaimed artist, Andrea Huffman.  We give you details and a few sneak peeks – but sign up for the Workshop before it closes out!






JCBA: Jaffe Center for Book Arts
Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
777 Glades Road    Boca Raton, Florida 33431




The LAST WORD: Our Favorite Colophons

Through September 6, 2015

On two floors of FAU’s Wimberly Library:

First Floor Lobby, Jaffe Center for Book Arts Lobby, and JCBA’s Book Arts Gallery


The colophon page is, for many book artists and book arts enthusiasts, the first page we turn to in a new book, even though it’s typically located at the end of the book. Not all books have colophons, but most all artists’ books and limited editions do.



Book from Jaffe Center For Book Art Collection. Pages was created using smoke.

Book from Jaffe Center For Book Art Collection. Illustrations were created using smoke.


What is a colophon? It is the page where book artists explain how their books are made. It might include information on what types were used to print the book, what paper was used in the book’s production, and how the book was bound. It will most often tell us how many books were made in the edition. It will probably inform us of the personnel involved in the book’s production and it may even elaborate on what the weather conditions were like while the book was being made. In short, the colophon is the place where the book artist can step outside the narrative and tell us anything and everything about the book that we should know. Sometimes what we should know boils down to a simple sentence. Sometimes it requires much more than that. On occasion, it even requires a separate book.


3D Pop Up Book at the Jaffe Center For Book Arts

3D Pop Up Book at the Jaffe Center For Book Arts



“The books and broadsides gathered in this exhibition contain some of our favorite colophons discovered during the 15 year history of the Jaffe Collection, the heart of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University Libraries. Some are just as we expect them to be; some are way out there…which makes the colophon a pretty good metaphor for the Jaffe Collection in general”, according to John Cutrone, Director of the Jaffe Collection.

Find exhibition hours, directions and parking information at our website:


"Fall Foliage" by Andrea Huffman

“Fall Foliage” by Andrea Huffman



Summer Gelatin Plate Printing



Instructor Andrea Huffman
Saturday July 18, 2015
Noon to 4 PM at our new Book & Paper Studio at Historic T6




Gelatin Prints by Andrea Huffman

Gelatin Prints by Andrea Huffman


Gelatin plates are a fun, creative technique to create one-of-a-kind monotype prints without the need for a printing press. Participants will use found objects, yard clippings, paper stencils and masks on an inked printing plate made from unflavored gelatin. Multiple images and colors can be layered to explore the many possibilities of this unique printing technique to create intriguing designs.


Tuition Schedule
$75 general public / $65 FAU faculty & staff and students from other institutions / $55 FAU students



Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops:


Gelatin Duo by Andrea Huffman

Gelatin Duo by Andrea Huffman


Instructor Andrea Huffman is a fiber artist and arts educator, who, in 2011, after 31 years of professional teaching in Broward County Public Schools, retired to pursue her work as a full time artist. Her work has been shown throughout Florida, including SOLO  exhibitions at Lee Wagoner Gallery, Fort Lauderdale International Airport, and Everglades National Park. (




For more information about the exhibit, classes or arranging a group tour, please contact:


John Cutrone, Director
JCBA: Jaffe Center for Book Arts
Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
777 Glades Road   Boca Raton, Florida 33431



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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


Call To Artists for “Naked Truth” Exhibit At Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Clay Glass Metal Stone’s “Naked Truth” Exhibit is back by popular demand and will be showing from September 18 to September 30.  The Gallery has never shied away from nudity in their exhibits, but that doesn’t mean that this show is all about that!  The Rickie Report reminds you that these themes are always up to your interpretations.  Artworks of 2D or 3D are welcome.  If you get your work in early, you increase your chances of being included in future press releases and postcards!  We share the details and application.







15 South J Street

Lake Worth, Florida 33460

Call To Artists

“Naked Truth”

Opening Public Reception:

Friday, September 18

Show closes on September 30

Exhibit is limited to 40 Artists



September 18 to September 30 “The Naked Truth” .  Joyce Brown tells The Rickie Report, “We skipped a year with this show, and it is back by popular demand. We have never shied away from nudity in our exhibits, but that doesn’t mean that this show is all about that! Our themes are always up to your interpretations. The works you are exhibiting may be 2-D works or 3-D works. There is no restriction for this show. If I get  photos of your work early, they could be included (and your name) in all of the press releases and postcards.”



CGMSCorrectedcallNaked Truthcard 2








Artists may enter up to 2 pieces of current work, conforming to the following criteria:


A completed application form, up to 3 JPEG images in E-MAIL and $35.00 entry fee must be received by deadline of 3pm Tuesday, September 15. No late applications will be accepted. (We will accept the first 40 artists) (If you are entering 3 or more shows this year, your fee is $25 per show.)

  • Entry fee is non-refundable and may be paid by check made payable to Flamingo Clay Studio.
  • Images of artist work must be submitted by E-MAIL in JPEG format.
  • Please E-Mail completed application to or Mail to CGMS Gallery, 15 South J Street- Lake Worth FL 33460.
  • All exhibited work MUST BE FOR SALE with 70% of the sale going directly to artist.
  • Event e-mail Cards will be provided to the artists to help co-promote the exhibitions. Please send these out to your email lists. 
  • All works must be picked up within 3 days of close of show(unless special arrangements are made.) After that, artists will be charged $5 a day for one month. The works then become property of gallery to be sold for fund-raising. 
  • Notifications of acceptance will be by e-mailed upon receipt of application.
  • Accepted Art Work will be dropped off on Tuesday,Wednesday & Thursday (September 22/23/24) from 1pm to 6pm.  (Special delivery arrangements may be possible.
  • Delivered Art Work must be priced and ready to display. 
  • Drop off Art Work at CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery, 15 South J Street , Lake Worth.


Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery will be open 7 days a week for the duration of the exhibit.  We will promote the exhibit through newspaper advertising and email Art Cards.

We want your Art to sell!!!! Please make sure that each piece is titled and priced. Please make sure that your submission includes an artist’s statement, your contact e-mail address, phone number and your web site address if you have one. 

For more information call 561- 588-8344 or 215-205-9441


15 South J Street
Lake Worth, Florida 33460

APPLICATION for“The Naked Truth”

All applications must be received by 3pm Tuesday. September 15, 2015

Phone 561 588-8344

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

Please PRINT legibly!





E-mail address ________________________________

Web address__________________________


1. Title_________________________________________________



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.





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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


The Brewhouse Gallery Is Bringing Hot Entertainment And Cool Deals

Join The Brewhouse Gallery in celebrating all of their resident artists on the last Thursday of each month! Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting. This night is completely devoted to our local artists with a meet and greet, creative talks and much more! Everyone who purchases a piece of art (no price minimum) will receive a raffle ticket for a $50 gift Certificate to The Brewhouse Gallery.  Tell your friends and help support our extremely talented local artists!   Don’t forget to stick around and enjoy the regularly scheduled open mic night with some great, local, live music, poetry, comedians and more.  The Rickie Report shares the details!








12:00PM – 12:00AM

720 Park Avenue   Lake Park, FL 33403






Thursday, June 25       6 – 9 pm

Sarah Lapierre

Cynthia Hockaden

Francis Lynn

William King

Phil Fung

Matt Godwin

Kevin Goff

Craig McInnis

Emmanuel Gonzales

Danny Albertson

Michael Pucciarelli

Scott White

Wendi Willis


Craig Dietrich

Diane Hutchinson

Tory Miessau




Join The Brewhouse Gallery in celebrating the new resident artists on the last Thursday of each month! Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting. This night is completely devoted to our local artists with a meet and greet, creative talks and much more! Everyone who purchases a piece of art (no price minimum) will receive a raffle ticket for a $50 gift Certificate to The Brewhouse Gallery. Tell your friends and help support our extremely talented local artists! Don’t forget to stick around and enjoy the regularly scheduled open mic night with some great, local, live music, poetry, comedians and more! Remember we now offer authentic Mexican street food made fresh daily including tacos, nachos, and even vegetarian and vegan options from Tacos Don Pepé!






Want IN?

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

For more information, call AJ Brockman at (561) 771-1641, or send us an email:




Vintage motorcycle nights at The Brewhouse Gallery!
Every last Friday of the month 6 -10pm
Product give away!
Art Work!
Live Music!
Beer Specials!
Craft and micro brew beers!
Vintage Arcade Games!
Vintage Iron merch!

  • All motorcycles welcome
  • All Modern Classics, Sport Bikes and of course Vintage motorcycles 25 years or older welcome to display in the free roped off show parking!


Come out and join Vintage Iron Club! Become a member at the event! Get info at the VIC tent!

Our sponsors that make this possible:
Florida Sports Cycle & Atv
BurnUP Company
Bob’s British Bike Company
Architectural and Interior Design Photography
Purehoney Magazine
The Brewhouse Gallery

Food from Tacos Don Pepé!



Here’s The LineUp*







Tuesday – Board Game Night! : 7 to 10 :  Happy Hour Pricing All Night Long!  We have the beers, we have the tables, we have the food!  You bring the games, your bring your friends, and your better bring an overly competitive attitude!




Wednesday – Trivia Night, 7 to 9. Brought to you by Think and Drink Trivia! Now with our new expansion we can accommodate an additional 40 people with a direct speaker output you can hear throughout the entire space for those of you that have been requesting it. This was just listed in the top 50 favorite things to do in all of Palm Beach County by The Palm Beach Post.






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

One drink minimum for performers and guests.  

More info for performers, call : 561-771-1641 or 561-469-8930





Friday – *FEATURED* : Live Music : 8 to 11 : The house will be rocking! Check the latest line-up details. Also, Happy Hour Poker (Texas hold ’em) starting at 6:30 PM. Food Truck!


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



Sunday, June 28th 2pm





Sunday – *FEATURED* : 7 to 10 : We are happy to have Nicholas Caputo every other Sunday for the next few months! He is one of the premier Accordion players in all of Florida and will be bringing his traditional (and not so traditional) french vibes. Art + Beer + Accordion = WINNING.


* Please check the Brewhouse Gallery Website as dates, events and performers are subject to change.




Host your next shindig with us! We have private and semi private party rental options for every occasion. Baby shower, retirement party, Birthday, you name it… We would love to have you. Please contact our party coordinator, Pepe, at 302.897.1990 or



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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


Good Business Practices: After You’ve Made A Sale-Editorial From Rickie

Congratulations, you’ve sold a piece of your artwork! The Rickie Report shares some good business practices in this article, to not only acknowledge the sale but create opportunities for more.  We’ll focus on 2 Dimensional, 3 Dimensional and wearable art.








There is nothing as exciting as connecting with someone who loves your creativity as much as you!  This article’s focus is “after the sale” of 2 Dimensional, 3 Dimensional and wearable art pieces.  Now that you have sold your art piece, what are some next steps to not only acknowledge and celebrate that sale, but to bring more buyers?





Remember “thank you” notes?  This is the time to send one to the buyer!


Your effort will make an impression on the buyer – how many people actually do this? Few – which is why you will make an impression by doing so.


The buyer begins to realize this “sale” means more than the monetary value exchanged.


You are not only thanking them for their recent purchase, but you are reinforcing that this is now a relationship of artist/art patron.


The next time you are exhibiting, you can feel comfortable reaching out to previous buyers, letting them know about your newest work.


The next time the buyer is in your area, they will feel more connected to you and contact you.


When a buyer feels that there is a more informal relationship, you will pop up in more of their conversations – a buyer marketing for you is worth gold!





Take a photo of the buyer with your art piece!


Ask the buyer to send you a photo of the art piece in their home or office.  This encourages others to truly “see” your art on someone’s walls, in a niche or on a shelf.  


If you are selling wearable art, ask the buyer to send you a photo of you or the person gifted with the item wearing your piece.  Most buyers will be flattered to be part of your portfolio of happy clients!


Once you’ve established a relationship with a buyer, feel free to ask for their story which you can share on your website.  How did wearing your necklace make the new graduate feel?  How did the buyer propose, using the ring you created?  Have you just sold a piece of artwork that is destined to become a family heirloom?


A photo of a real person (not a model) wearing the clothing you’ve created tells other people than your wearable art is accessible and comfortable.




Sharing your successes on social media sites is an easy way to let people know about your sales.  

Who is reading your social media site ?


According to business experts, you are reaching YOUR audience


Is that helpful for future sales?


Are your followers buying your artwork or merely celebrating the sale with you and “liking” that you made a sale?

Good friends will share your news about sales on social media in a different way.

Now is the time to ask YOUR social media friends to share the photo of your artwork in your client’s space with THEIR social media friends!  



Remember the buyer with whom you now have a relationship?……

Encourage your art patrons to share their excitement about their purchase with THEIR social media friends.  

Thank them for referrals!

Would your art patrons consider offering you the opportunity to have an exhibit or special showing of your work in a different space than you normally display?

Are you available to help your art patrons’ favorite charity through an exhibit and sales of your artwork?

When you have formed a relationship with your art buyer, these and more possibilities will arise.  The Rickie Report looks forward to sharing more business tips in the future.


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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


OSGS Presents Ilene Adams’ Free Lecture And Update On Northwood’s Newest Mural

 OSGS Gallery is keeping the summer hopping and the arts alive with their BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) Lecture Series. OSGS Works of Art and Custom Framing, located in the heart of Northwood Village, offers these lectures in conjunction with the free Northwood Village ArtWalk Gallery Tours on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Stop by on Saturday, July 13 to meet Ilene Gruber Adams; July 11th with Pamela Acheson and August 8th with John Rachell. The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details about Ilene Adam’s newest artwork and show our readers the progress of Tiffany Beasi’s mural, the newest addition to Northwood Village! You don’t have sign up for the Free ArtWalk tour to attend the Free Lecture. Although, we encourage you to not miss the Free VIP Guided Tour through the many art spaces in Northwood Village!  To take the tour, sign up at The OSGS Lectures will begin at the end of the first ArtWalk tour, around 7pm.   There are many fabulous restaurants in the area with many of them offering live music, so plan to have a bite to eat or enjoy a glass of wine before or after the lecture.





BYOC Lecture*

*Bring Your Own Chair


Ilene  Adams

Saturday, June 13th

7:00 pm (following FREE Art Walk)









Ilene Adams works in both mixed media painting and in photography. Her paintings are a mixture of various mediums including photo transfers, plaster, gold leaf and thread. She often uses vintage family photos or old collectable postcards and the colors are often muted. Her photos, on the other hard, are bold, bright colors, pushing the limits on saturation and manipulating reality.


"Multipad" by Ilene Adams

“Multipad” by Ilene Adams



Ilene says about her art, “The artists that influenced me the most are Robert Rauschenberg and Maxfield Parish. Rauschenberg’s influence is apparent in my paintings that incorporate paint, collage, photographic images and artifacts. They evoke a feeling of nostalgia or of imaginary places. My photographs deal mostly with nature, but nature through an intense filter.  Images are put under a microscope and colors are heightened. Ordinary images are enhanced to create painterly new images that leave the viewer wondering if they are paintings or photographs? Abstract or realistic?”



"Devil's Mill Hopper" by Ilene Adams

“Devil’s Millhopper” by Ilene Adams


Ilene Adams has over 35 years professional experience in various businesses in the art field.  It began when she studied graphic design at Tyler School of Art, Temple University and then continued on to study printmaking and fine art at Tyler School of Art in Rome.  After completing college, Ilene worked in New York City in advertising, illustration and fabric design. She has continued studying many art disciplines throughout her career at schools such as Harvard, The School of Visual Arts and faux finishing schools.



"Little Green Leaves" by Ilene Adams

“Little Green Leaves” by Ilene Adams



Ilene has worked in many different art related field, including textile design, graphic design, faux finishes and murals. While her children were young, she had a thriving business in New Jersey creating wonderful, warm environments for homes and businesses from New York to Miami.  Ilene has been featured in many design magazines in the New York metropolitan area and the Palm Beaches, as well as winning several awards for her art.


"Part Of The Whole" by Ilene Adams

“Part Of The Whole” by Ilene Adams


For many years, Ilene was wrapped up in the corporate world as owner/CEO of a national broadcast marketing located in Boston and later in New Jersey. After moving to Florida 12 years ago, Ilene continued her marketing company, The Marketing Works, bringing her marketing and design talents to small businesses, non-profits and artists.




"Lilies" by Ilene Adams

“Lilies” by Ilene Adams


When time permits, Ilene works on her paintings and photographs and shows her work in galleries and exhibitions, winning many awards for her art.  Ilene’s work can be found at and



Ilene’ s involvement in the community’s art scene has made quite an impact.  She has served as a member of organization boards, including Wellington Art Society, Artists of Palm Beach County, the Cultural Affairs Committee for West Palm Beach, Jonathan Dickinson State Park and Furry Friends and continues to be an active leader in Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach.



"My Gauguin" by Ilene Adams

“My Gauguin” by Ilene Adams


During the Summer Lecture Series, each speaker will share their passion for the arts and their identity as an artist.  You will discover how each began their incredible artistic journey, their background, techniques, mentors, what drives and/or motivates them and where they see their work taking them into the future.  If you have not attended one of our lectures prior to now you are in for a fabulous treat and will, at the same time, learn something new in the process.





Northwood Village Mural Project

Expands to OSGS Gallery!

Artist Tiffany Beasi Wins Bid to Create a Unique Mural


The Northwood Village Mural Project was conceived in early 2014 with Northwood Village Merchants and Proponents Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Billy Manthy, William Halliday, Craig McInnis, Eduardo Mendieta and the West Palm Beach CRA.  The West Palm Beach CRA and Edaurdo Mendieta spearheaded the initial Artist search and saw the first three murals in Northwood Village through to completion. Currently, there are several completed murals adorning the walls of various buildings in Northwood Village.These murals were created by Eduardo Mendieta, Amanda Valdes, Craig McInnis and now Tiffany Beasi.


Tiffany mural

Tiffany Beasi working on the newest mural in Northwood Village


This Mural at OSGS by Tiffany is part of the Northwood Village Mural Project but was produced solely by the owners of OSGS Gallery (as opposed to the initial murals funded by the CRA). Tiffany has painted murals in other Palm Beach County locations (Downtown Lake Worth at Dave’s Last Resort) as well.



The Northwood Village Mural Project is now in the hands of the Village Merchants and future growth will depend on merchant follow-through, sponsorships, and overall exposure to generate Northwood Village as a Mural Destination. Murals projects have thrived in many cities and create a fabulous environment for all to enjoy.


OSGS Mural Project by Tiffany Beasi Continues

OSGS Mural Project by Tiffany Beasi Continues



Tiffany Beasi is a professional painter and a freelance graphic designer located in Florida. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design. As an award-winning international artist, she has created commercial art for clients across the world including Walt Disney World, Core Communities, Orlando Magic, Hard Rock International, Roadhouse Grill and Cafe Tu Tu Tango. In recent years, Tiffany has exhibited her work in several group art shows including House of Blues Folk Art Festival, Sun Fest, Gibson Guitar Town and Hard Rock Hotels Velvet Lounge. In 2011, she was commissioned by Hard Rock International to paint 3 Les Paul Guitars for their Top of The Rock Project.



Beasi’s paintings are drowned in lush vibrant colors and were published in two books, Beatles Art: The Fantastic New Artwork of the Fab Four and Marilyn in Art. Beasi has been the Featured Artist in Industry Magazine, Axis Magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, MetroWest Magazine, Fox 35 and Jacksonville’s BUZZ Magazine. 



For more information about this program or other exhibits at OSGS please contact:
Evelyn Ortiz-Smykla/Jonathan Ortiz-Smykla, OSGS Gallery 561-833-2223;



Art runs in the veins of gallery curators Evelyn and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla. OSGS is the embodiment of their love of art and for sharing the work of talented artists. On any given day, a visit to their gallery sees guests crossing paths with a variety of works in many mediums that include modern-art paintings, sculptures, and home wares. The team also does their own creating inside the studio: custom framing is available with a large number of options for materials, glass, matting, and mounting. The gallery also brings in guest speakers for the Bring Your Own Chair lecture series, whose dates are published on the gallery’s website. The gallery is located at 500 Northwood Road in West Palm Beach.


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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420