Brewhouse Gallery Shows New Artwork, Shares New Brews and Slips in Fun

The walls of The Brewhouse Gallery’s have new pieces of art!   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.  In addition, there are new taps and new artists! The Rickie Report sensed it from the beginning…The Brewhouse Gallery is more than an art gallery… AJ Brockman’s vision has truly created a community in Lake Park.  The Rickie Report shares some highlights for the end of December through January.  Don’t miss Whiskey Wasps’ live performance, Meet the Artist Night with Special Gift Certificates, Vintage Bike Night and Suga Wack for the Sunday night Jazz Series!







AJ Brockman: Cofounder – Gallery Curator


Tuesday through Sunday

10 am – 11 pm


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




Thursday, December 18th    6:30


Our New Artists:






Next artist Open house is Thursday, January 29th!



Artwork by Phil Fung

Artwork by Phil Fung


 The Brewhouse Gallery would like to recognize the Fine Art of Phil Fung. A longtime friend of the Brewhouse Family, Phil is a Miami-born artist of Chinese-Jamaican descent whose colorful paintings represent his unique upbringing and positive view of the world. Phil has made quite a name for himself in the Miami art scene as a featured artist at Art Basel and has had some extremely high-profile clients including, The Obama Administration, Intercontinental Hotel, BMW, Delano Hotel and more.


Phil Fung's "Penguin Art Museum"

Phil Fung’s “Penguin Art Museum”



We are lucky to have him joining us Wine & Design with Phil Fung @ The Brewhouse Gallery. No experience required!! Paint step-by-step alongside Phil, learn painting techniques, and have a great time while sipping on your favorite beverage. Check the Brewhouse website for the next dates in January and in February!   You can also order more of Phil’s work online at :





Epic Trivia Wednesday with Think and Drink Trivia at The Brewhouse Gallery from 7 to 9! It’s a great time, a really great time, a really great and wonderfully fantastic time… We promise!






Wynwood Brewing

Wynwood Brewing’s Craft Beers



Check out our Wynwood “Tap Spotlight” @ The Brewhouse Gallery. The brewery is located in the heart of the Miami arts scene and they have been huge supporters of the Brewhouse family from day one. The first craft beer we ever poured was their blonde ale “La Rubia”. Did you miss the release “Death of Elvis” – a bacon, peanut butter and banana porter that has never been released outside the brewery? 






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.





Live music every Friday and Saturday!







 The Whiskey Wasps Playing on January 9th!


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.




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.




Monday – closed

Tuesday – Musician Spotlight “singer-songwriter in the round” – 7 to 10 pm

Wednesday – trivia night – 7 to 9 pm

Thursday – open mic night – 8 to 11 pm

Friday – live music – food truck – 8 to 11 pm

Saturday – live music – food truck – 8 to 11 pm

Sunday – just come and hang with us!



For more information about The Brewhouse Gallery please contact : or call 561.771.1641

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Call to Artists: Sneakers and Canvas

CONTINUUM is a pop-up art gallery in the Downtown City of West Palm Beach, Florida that is run by A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers LLC (ATB) from January 21 – February 8, 2015. ATB has worked with the founders of ArtSynergy to create a gallery in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach during the weeks of ArtPalmBeach (January 21 – 25) and the American International Fine Art Fair (February 3 – 8) with the purpose of attracting local and out of town art buyers to a source of community artists. ArtSynergy will be coordinating other art exhibits and events at art districts throughout the county during this time period.   The Rickie Report shares this CALL TO ARTISTS.  Attention Art Patrons and Art Lovers:  Save these dates to experience ArtPalmBeach/Art Synergy!









 501 Fern Street       West Palm Beach, FL

(10 minute walk from the Convention Center)





Artist Opportunity:

Decorated Sneakers


Sneaker-themed Canvas!


The opening night for CONTINUUM

V.I.P. Black Tie and Sneaker Charity Affair

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

6:00 – 11:00 p.m.






Sneakers from Continuum, 2014

Sneakers from Continuum, 2014


The event is to benefit Faith’s Place Center for Education Inc. Faith’s Place is an organization that provides educational services to the community, offering pre-school (VPK), homework assistance, tutoring, and after school arts enrichment programs.


Donations to Faith’s Place will be the suggested admission at the door of a new pair of sneakers, as well as the auctioning off of artist-decorated sneakers and canvases.


Artists may choose to decorate a pair of sneakers or a 14” x 14” canvas, both of which will be provided by A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers.


The decorated sneakers and sneaker-themed canvases will be sold through a silent auction during the Black Tie and Sneaker Charity Affair.

Sneakers from Continuum, 2014 by Anthony Burks,Sr.

Sneakers from Continuum, 2014 Created by Anthony Burks, Sr.

Artist Agreement

  • Sneaker Fee: $40 Canvas Fee: $25 (both fees are non-refundable)
  • Fees must be paid to ATB Fine Artists & Designers, LLC.
  • Payment should be made via PayPal. Visit under “Sneaker Call to Artists” to access PayPal.
  • Your payment will be your commitment to decorating sneakers or painting a canvas.
  • Payment should be made no later than December 21.
  • Sneakers and canvases can be picked up at Harold’s Coffee Lounge, 509 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach, on December 23 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Sneakers must be tastefully designed and appropriate for this event.
  • Canvas artwork must be in a sneaker theme.
  • ATB will notify artists of the delivery date and delivery location of the decorated sneakers and canvases.
  • The date will be around January 19, 2015, but earlier delivery is preferred.
  • Once you deliver the sneakers and/or canvas, they are the property of ATB. If the items are unsold, they will be used in next year’s auction.
  • The artist will receive 40% of the proceeds, as they will be split 40/40/20 (charity/artist/gallery). If a client pays with a credit card there will be a 3.5% charge per transaction.


Please sign and return this to ATB on the day of artwork delivery.

______________________________ ______________________
Artist                                                                          Date

______________________________ ______________________
Coordinator                                                            Date


ATB manages the CONTINUUM gallery and this Call to Artists. The West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority is a CONTINUUM sponsor who will provide logistical responsibility for the space and additional PR for the exhibition.  For more information please contact: A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers LLC    703 39th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407   561-714-6674


For more information about other ArtSynergy events and art exhibit opportunities, go to





Sneakers in Continuum, 2014 by Caron Bowman

Sneakers in Continuum, 2014 by Caron Bowman

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Palm Beach Home Interiors Art & Design Offers New Creative Classes and Welcomes New Artists

Palm Beach Home Interiors Art & Design is happy to announce that “Meditation on Canvas” classes are resuming in January on Thursday nights from 6 pm til 9 pm. These classes are designed to ignite creativity and offer a way to relieve stress at the same time. Everyone can benefit from participating!  In addition, visitors can enjoy the artwork of two community-based artists, Bobby and Maria Gugliuzza.   The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  A gift certificate is always a great idea!








Palm Beach Home Interiors, Art & Design

706 Lake Avenue

(Note new address)

Lake Worth, FL 33460





Palm Beach Home Interiors Art & Design is happy to announce that “Meditation on Canvas” classes are resuming in January on Thursday nights from 6 pm til 9 pm. These classes are designed to ignite creativity and offer a way to relieve stress at the same time. Everyone can benefit from participating! Classes are $50.00 per class or $180.00 for four classes. Owner, Jana Costa, tells The Rickie Report, “We are taking very small classes so don’t wait to sign up. In fact NOW would be a good time to secure your spot”.



Jana shares more news, “Also here at PBHI…Art & Design we are welcoming two new artists into our midst. Both are members of the Wellington Art Society. They are joining our current artist Bobbin Salisbury who is also a member of WAS.




“Live” by Maria Gugliuzza

“Live” by Maria Gugliuzza


The art of Bobby and Maria Gugliuzza brings bright colors as well as the beauty of realistic paintings and drawings. Bobby is otherwise known as “Bobby G” for his musical talent. He is not only an awesome artist he’s a singer/songwriter and amazing musician”.




Wall of Art by Bobby & Maria Gigliuzza




Maria Gugliuzza is a decorative painter and muralist. She has done residential artwork throughout Palm Beach, New York City, Long Island, Miami and Trinidad.


“Free Bird” by Bobby Gigliuzza




Bobby G will be playing right in front of our store at 706 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth on multiple occasions starting officially on December 19 from 6pm til….he stops???



Floral by Maria Gigliuzza



Come to Lake Worth for Evening on the Avenue and enjoy one of our restaurants and cruise down to where the best live music is coming from! Palm Beach Home Interiors…Art & Design, 706 Lake Ave.



“Desert Canyon” by Bobby Gigliuzza

“Desert Canyon” by Bobby Gigliuzza



For more information about “Meditation on Canvas” or becoming an artist whose work is shown, please contact Jana Costa:

Call (561) 249-7002 store  Or (561) 255-8271 (cell) to make an appointment.

Visit or email



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World Quilt Show Features International Competition and Local Creators, “Sisters of the Cloth”

The Mancuso Show Management’s World Quilt Show – FLORIDA, returns in early January! Hosting the World Quilt Competition Tour, it is one of the most internationally diverse exhibitions in the world of quilting and the textile arts.  The show also boasts a Merchants Mall with exhibitors offering everything needed to start those creative projects swimming in the heads of every quilt and textile artist. For inspiration or simply eye candy, attendees won’t want to miss the stunning collections of quilt, wearable, fiber and textile art. Workshops and lectures will be offered to round out this spectacular event.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share some sneak peeks from local creators, Trina Slade Burks, Barbara Cheives and Kianga Jinaki, known as “Sisters of the Cloth”. See you at the Quilt Show!





World Quilt Show – Florida VI

January 8-10, 2015




The Merchants Mall and Quilt Show will be open:

Thursday, January 8   10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday, January 9         10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday, January 10   10:00 am to 6:00 pm


Featuring the World Quilt Competition XVIII: On Tour


Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Boulevard     W. Palm Beach, Florida




Barbara Cheives, Pillows and Scarf

Barbara Cheives, Pillows and Scarf

The World Quilt Show – Florida features an exciting Merchants Mall offering the best in fabrics, notions, machines, contemporary and antique quilts, textiles, quilting supplies, books, sewing related craft items, kits, clothing and much, much more.


Admission for the Merchants Mall and Quilt Show is $12 and includes re-admission. Accompanied children under the age of 16 are admitted free. Show admission for all three days is included with pre-registration. Discounts for groups of 20 or more can be arranged; please contact our office at (215) 862-5828 for details. PLEASE: no pull-along carts allowed on show floor.


There is a $5 charge for parking at the Palm Beach County Convention Center (subject to change). Additional parking is available across the street in the parking garage at CityPlace which charges $1/hour with the first hour free and a maximum of $5 (subject to change).


"Audience" by Kianga Jinaka

“Audience” by Kianga Jinaki


Mancuso Show Management is excited to announce the return of the World Quilt Show – FLORIDA! This show will play host to the World Quilt Competition Tour, one of the most internationally diverse exhibitions in the world of quilting and the textile arts. Join us for a magnificent quilt and textile art experience. This spectacular site is the perfect location at the perfect time of year for this new and exciting venue. The show will boast a Merchants Mall with exhibitors offering everything needed to start those creative projects swimming in the heads of every quilt and textile artist. Also, for inspiration or simply eye candy, attendees won’t want to miss the stunning collection of quilt, wearable, fiber and textile art. Workshops and lectures will also be offered up to round out this spectacular event.



Trim Basket from Trina Slade-Burk

Trim Basket from Trina Slade-Burks



Sisters in the Cloth at the World Quilt Show



Friends, colleagues, and fellow fiber artists Kianga Jinaki, Trina Slade-Burks and Barbara Cheives are coming together for a first-of-its-kind booth at the World Quilt Show.


The Sisters in the Cloth booth will feature authentic African textiles, vintage Japanese kimono and obi fabrics. Select imported and domestic contemporary fabrics along with ribbons, beads and hand made trims and embellishments will round out their offerings. One of a kind wearable and decorative items designed by these visionary fabric artists will be available at their booth.


In addition to the opportunity to purchase unique items, this fun and interactive booth will feature ongoing mini-workshops, demos and educational sessions. Learn about the history of kimono, African weaving techniques, textiles as art, and ‘how to’ lessons for your own fabric creations.

"Bride and Groom" by Barbara Cheives

“Bride and Groom” by Barbara Cheives

Trina Slade-Burks

“Sewing and working with fabric was always something that I was fascinated with since I was a little girl. My mother would create fabulous outfits using patterns and designs either store-bought or from her own artistic creations. I personally did not have an interest in using the sewing machine, however, I did learn how to do basic hand sewing.  I was always intrigued by lace and other types of trim and I temporarily considered fashion design as a career path.”



"Doll Baby" by Trina Slade-Burks

“Doll Baby” by Trina Slade-Burks

Trina tells The Rickie Report, ” When I moved to south Florida, my pen pal from New York encouraged me to work for a company called Brooklyn Bow and Ribbon. It was an 80-year hat bow company that moved from Long Island New York to Riviera Beach. They produced bows for clothing and packaging. I started in their factory and ended up being a designer for their sales department. I would turn blasé sales boards into trendy works of art. It got to the point that the sales people were spoiled by the visual intensity of the work I would produce with basic fabric and bows. Hence, my love of playing with fabrications began! 

 I continue to incorporate fabric into a lot of my artwork stemming from what I used to do for BBR.  I realized that fashion design did not need to be my path, for me to pursue my love of working with fabrications and textiles”.  To reach Trina, please email:

Barbara Cheives

“Over the years I have developed an appreciation for the garments, art and culture of Japan. I also have a natural affinity for the African culture.  “Afrasia” was born as a unique marriage of cultures that preserves vintage Japanese Kimono and Obi blended with modern African fabric, African inspired trims, beads, and “found” items.”


She tells The Rickie Report, “I spend my days as a consultant working to bridge the gap between cultures and I continue that work through my art. As a Fiber Artist, my one of a kind wearable and decorative art represents a harmonious blend of cultures”.  Contact her at  or


Handmade dolls by Kianga Jinaki

Handmade Dolls by Kianga Jinaki

Close-Up of Embellishments, Kianga Jinaki

Close-Up of Embellishments, Kianga Jinaki

Kianga Jinaki



Kianga Jinaki is a Contemporary Folk Artist. She creates dolls, quilts, and mix-media collages using traditional African textiles, beads and cultural references. Kianga’s works have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Currently, her work can be found at CGMS Gallery  15 South J Street in Lake Worth, Florida and on her website: As a part of the quilt show Ms. Jinaki will offer an assortment of African textiles, African glass and metal beads for sale along with her original artworks.





For more information about the Quilt Show please contact:

Mancuso Show Management     PO Box 667  New Hope, PA 18938

215-862-5828     Fax 215-862-9753 




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“Collaborations and Mixed Mediums” is Coming! CALLING ALL ARTISTS NOW

 Jonathon Ortiz Smykla and Evelyn Ortiz Smykla of OSGS have a BIG dream. “Collaborations and Mixed Mediums” is a charitable Fine Art Exhibition that will take place at the CCE (Center for Creative Education) building on 24th Street in Northwood Village. The Opening Reception night is March 7th and the exhibit will run the entire month of March. OSGS Gallery is the Host Gallery and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla is the show’s producer.  The Rickie Report believes that you have to dream BIG in order to succeed, so we are sharing this CALL TO ARTISTS!!!!  Attention Art Patrons: Mark your calendars now for this Spectacular event!







TRR:  Why is March 7th Opening Reception such a big deal?


The Sponsorships are Big!  From the moment you arrive there will be Valet on hand and a Red Carpet Entry with a step-and-go photo opportunity! At the door there will be a suggested donation for the CCE, but that is small peanuts compared to the offerings ahead… The Entry will flow the attendees directly through the Exhibition, which is the highlight of the evening. I am trying to highlight Collaboration works so I am very interested in Artists working together to show their skills. The other side of the exhibition is Mixed Mediums”.




 TRR: What should attendees expect?


“I am opening the Art Call to Artists so that I can also represent works to compliment Collaboartion pieces, maybe not necessarily Artist Collaborations but collaborations of mediums. That will also be open to installation work for consideration. To keep the evening lively, Tito’s Handmade Vodka will be on hand with a couple of specialty drinks, along with Table 427 for the culinary treats. C-Keys Recording and Vinyl will be providing the evening’s musical entertainment. Easel Art has graciously donated some materials so there will be Artists present who will be Collaborating, Live”.




“This will clearly be the biggest event that is currently lined up for March. So after we’ve all settled down from the Art Fair stretch in South Florida, we can take a moment to celebrate and highlight our Local Talent while helping a charity that teaches and nurtures children’s learning abilities through the Arts. That is reason enough to get excited about this event, it just so happens that I’m providing a social scene to accompany the evening.”





TRR: How can more people (art lovers, art patrons and      local vendors) get involved?


“I’m still reaching out for additional sponsorships to round out the evening but the most recent has been the West Palm Beach CRA and other Northwood area merchants. Interested vendors and artists should contact me now, so they will be included in the massive marketing and publicity campaign preceding this event! “







Entry Fee and Payment Options:
$15 for Up to Two (2) submitted works
$5 for each additional submitted work


Payment can be made via PayPal at
Send a Check, payable to:  OSGS    500 Northwood Rd.  Unit 1    West Palm Beach, FL 33404



  • Images of submitted works to be sent via email to or mailed to the above address along with payment.
  • Entry images must be in .jpeg, .tiff, or .pdf format and no smaller than 100dpi and no larger than 2MB in size (images may be used in promotional materials).
  • Please specify in your Entry email your method of payment, your PayPal address if applicable, so we can match your entry with your payment.


Works to be accepted:
– Open Medium Collaborative Works
– Mixed Media Works (these entries do not have to be collaborative efforts among 2 or more artists, but       highlight collaborative mediums within the work)
– 3D Works (free standing or artist provided pedestal for exhibition)
– Indoor/Outdoor Installations (please contact host email for needs prior to submitting)


**All submitted 2D or hanging works must be wired and ready for hanging, loose flat work not framed (I.e. prints, photographs, etc..) will not be acceptable entries.**

Entry Date(s) – December 15th, 2014
Art Call Deadline – January 31st, 2015
Selected Artists will be notified of acceptance on or around Friday, February 13th.

Article of Reference to ‘Collaboration in Art‘:


Exhibition Opening Reception:

Saturday, March 7th, 2015    6pm-9pm

Visit for more details:

 and for a full rundown of the Opening Reception Highlights (Not To Be Missed!)

**Dates and Times Are Subject To Change**



Visit this blogspot for full details :

OR Contact

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio

p: 561-833-2223   e:
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Debbie Mostel In Multiple Exhibits Locally With A Global Reach

Fashion jewelry designer Debbie Lee Mostel is back with “Pearls of Wisdom” and the “Liberty Line”.  She most recently had a productive journey through the art world creating large scale, award-winning paintings, sculptures, and contemporary fine art.  Assemblage artist, Debbie Lee Ridge comes full circle back into jewelry design with a force and a new brand presence: Debbie Lee Mostel. Her comeback lines, “Pearls of Wisdom” and “Liberty Line”, heralds the Strength of Women and is the conceptual soul of Debbie Lee Mostel’s bold new work.  The Rickie Report shares some of Debbie’s new designs and where her creations can be found.  In addition, Debbie’s Kinetic Sculptures will be showing!  Don’t miss her take on “global issues”.




“Pearls of Wisdom”    “Liberty Line”


Global Kinetic Sculptures






Friday, December 19  11 am – 7pm


Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art

 711 Lucerne Avenue       Lake Worth, Florida 33460


Fridays through Wednesdays 11a.m.-7 p.m.   Closed on Thursdays




Opening Reception:  December 19th


Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 

Free and Open to the Public

"Techno Lazer Cufff" by Debbie Mostel

“Techno Lazer Cufff” by Debbie Mostel



Courage and confidence, striking design and simplicity of materials give Debbie Mostel’s jewelry an eternal quality she has long been noted for. Silver and gold, glass rods and globes and yes, intricate pieces from computer parts create sensual, organic, statement-making pop-art jewelry designed with the future in mind.



Debbie Mostel's Cuffs

Debbie Mostel’s Cuffs


Debbie Lee Mostel, BFA California College of the Arts and Pratt Institute in New York, was trained by master goldsmith, Ellen Broker, and master silversmith, Hans Christensen, of Copenhagen, Denmark. Early in her career, after a stint with Tiffany’s, Mostel formed her own company. Her work in the wholesale jewelry business brought her acclaim when her designs were carried by Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Henri Bendel and Saks Fifth Ave.  Debbie’s jewelry was also seen in Richard Avedon’s fashion photographs.



Globe and "Liberty Line" earrings by Debbie Mostel

Globe and “Liberty Line” earrings by Debbie Mostel



Featured in dozens of magazines, Mostel’s work has depth and credibility. Her jewelry was photographed on top models such as Becky Johnson and has graced the cover of Vogue,Glamour, Bazzar, and the inside pages of the New Yorker Magazine, LA Magazine, the New York Times, Women’s Wear Daily, just to name a few.


Lu Ann Deliece Wearing a Debbie Mostel Cuff

Housewife of New York actress, Lu Ann Deliece Wearing a Debbie Mostel Cuff

Debbie Mostel bracelet worn by Remona Singer at the Mellinium Magazine Lounge

Debbie Mostel Bracelet worn by Remona Singer at the Mellinium Magazine Lounge

Woopie GOldberg wears Debbie Mostel cuff at Zang Toi Fashion Event

Whoopi Goldberg wears a Debbie Mostel Cuff at Zang Toi Fashion Event



Mostel’s work has been compared with illustrious designer Robert Lee Morris who came up during the same era as Mostel. Both designers have been influenced by the forms they find in nature and their interest in sculpting. Both love the feel and look of silver and perhaps one difference may be in the stunning simplicity of Mostel’s designs.



"Joyful Universe" by Debbie Mostel

“Joyful Universe” by Debbie Mostel


“Joyful Universe” will be on display at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County from Dec 16th–Feb 10th.  Debbie tells The Rickie Report, ” Upon creating this piece what occurs to me most profoundly is the beautiful planet we live on. Even with its changing political boundaries, ecological uncertainty, and polluted waterways our planet is a miracle in our Universe. I am A Science based thinker/Designer/artist who sees the blessings and wonders in every drop of water and behind every blade of grass. I don’t mean to get too sappy, but I do feel passionately connected to our Earth. Sadly, too many humans today are just out of touch with their home​.”


To see a video of Debbie’s “Lizard Globe” Click here.  The piece is exhibited at Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art.


debbiesingle globe video



"Lizard Globe" by Debbie Mostel

“Lizard Globe” by Debbie Mostel



Mostel’s national recognition is underscored by artist and writer, Bruce Helander who has supported her rise up the ladder. “Mostel takes the viewer on an anything goes journey” says Helander of her work. The Norton Museum of Art has featured Debbie Lee in their Art after Dark series. She is a member of the Artists of Palm Beach County, National Association of Women Artists (NAWA),Boca Museum’s Artist Guild, Lighthouse ArtCenter and Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.



"Mother of Exiles" by Debbie Mostel Currently on Exhibit at the Boca Museum Artist Guild Gallery in Delray Beach,FL

“Mother of Exiles” by Debbie Mostel Currently on Exhibit at the Boca Museum Artist Guild Gallery in Delray Beach,FL









To see another Kinetic Sculpture by Debbie Please Click Here:


Debbie’s “Globe Art” will be highlighted at the upcoming International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium in Boynton Beach from February 6-8.

For more information on the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, call (561) 742-6026, email or visit






Present Global Art Gallery, W.P.B.- SOLO Show- (2010)
Lighthouse ArtCenter -Landscape Show -Best in Show (2011)
Norton Museum of Art-Art after Dark-guest artist-Demo (2011)
Lighthouse ArtCenter -Contempo Show-Best in Show (2012)
City of Palm Beach Gardens -SOLO Show- (2013)
Activist Artista Gallery -Symbolism-(2012)
Red Dot Fair-Miami (2012)
S.E.Fine Arts Exibit-N.W. FL.State College, Niceville (2012)
Linus Gallery-Fantasy-Pasadena CA. (2012)
Artists of Palm Beach County – 5 shows and continuing
Rossetti Gallery -Summer Heat IV- Second Place (2013)
Palm Beach Fine Craft Show -West Palm Beach,FL.(2013)
East End Arts -“H20″ -Riverhead, New York (2013)
Riverside Arts Center -“Map-it”-, Ysplianti, MI.(2013)
Lighthouse ArtCenter- “Mother Ocean”-, Tequesta, Fl.(2013)
NAWA(National Association of Women Artists) “Women of NAWA Exposed” & “Introspections”(2013), Truth and Beauty (2012)more….
Rosetti Gallery- “Heat IV”- Wilton Manor, Fl -2nd Place (2013)
Kimble Art Center “Nature Underwater” Hobe Sound, Fl(2013)
Barrett Jackson Car Show -West Palm Beach (2013)
Lighthouse ArtCenter-D’Art for Art -Best In Show (2013)
Bruce Helander’s Spotlight on Talent-Lighthouse ArtCenter – Mr. Helander said “ Debbie you stole the show but because of conflict of interest (he was the curator at my representing gallery, Arthouse 429) I could not give you an award.” (2013)
Arthouse 429 Fall Show- (2013)
Art Loft- West Palm-Memories of Home- First Place- (2014)                                             Artigras-Jupiter FL(2013)                                                                                                                Lighthouse ArtCenter-Art of Association-First Place-2014                                                            The Artist Guild (Boca Museum)-Honorable Mention -2014                                                 Mandel JCC- Palm Beach Gardens, FL SOLO show -Liberty -Oct 2014                                  Cultural Council of Palm Beach County-Lake Worth,FL -Kinetic Art-Dec 2014 International Kinetic Art Show -Boynton Beach, FL -2015


For more information please visit:


or call Debbie Lee Mostel  561-779-0030




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Call to Artists PLUS An Opportunity to Learn with International Plein Air Painter, Hugh O’Neil

The Artists Association of Jupiter and A Unique Art Gallery announce a Call to Artists PLUS an opportunity to learn with a internationally acclaimed painter, Hugh O’Neil.  Hugh’s 2 day workshop is designed for beginners to advance painters.  If you are interested in Plein Air painting, this is NOT TO BE MISSED!  The Rickie Report shares the details and suggests you respond quickly, before spaces are filled.  The 2nd Annual Plein Air Jupiter Event is open for registration.  Cash prizes plus the incredible chance to be part of this re-emerging hot global trend in painting make this an exciting event.  The Rickie Report urges you to apply now!  For anyone who is looking for a warm climate to paint in February, this is the time and place!





Artists Association of Jupiter


A Unique Art Gallery

226 Center Street Suite 8 Jupiter, FL 33458






2nd Annual Plein Air Event




The Artists Association of Jupiter is a collaboration of artists who work together to promote the awareness of art and education to the community and surrounding counties. Its venue, A Unique Art Gallery, opened its doors in June of 2010. The gallery is staffed and operated with the help of volunteer gallery artists. Each month on the second Wednesday, the Gallery hosts special exhibits with a wine and cheese reception. We feature one or more of our artists with a portion of all sales benefiting different local charities.



Learn more about the organization, its artists and programs on the Association’s website,

For more information on these event call or email the Gallery at 561-747-2024 or




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Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery Presents “It’s A Dog’s Life”

This December, The Arts are Springing Up All Over Lake Worth!  The question is, “who let the dogs out?”  The Rickie Report has the answer:  Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery!  Art, art everywhere and new  activities each month are happening there.   “It’s A Dog’s Life” opens Friday Evening, December 19th from 6-10 PM at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery. Featuring artists throughout Palm Beach County, this show is the Dog Lover’s answer to the successful Cat-O-Strophic Event, earlier in the season. From paintings and sculpture to jewelry and holiday ornaments, this show barks up the right trees.  Here are the details and some sneak peeks!









“It’s A Dog’s Life”




Friday, December 19th  6-10 PM


15 South J Street     Lake Worth, FL


Exhibit Continues  Through December 31st



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“It’s A Dog’s Life” opens Friday, December 19, from 6-10 PM at the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, 15 South J Street in Downtown Lake Worth. 40 artists from all over Palm Beach County have contributed works ranging from sculpture, fused and stained glass, photography, painting, jewelry, pottery. Ornaments and artist made accessories. The event is free to the public. The reception will include treats for both humans and their pets.




Photograph by Durga Garcia  (Buttons with this image will also be available)

Photograph by Durga Garcia (Buttons with this image will also be available)


“Equal Time”, was the cry from Dog Lovers, after the successful “Cat-O-Strophic Event” in October. Artists have come forward bringing both quirky and serious portraits in an endless variety of media. Many of these artists can be contacted in advance for custom portraits of individual, family pets and breeds. Unlike the “Cat-O” show, Canine enthusiasts are specific about breed preferences in their art.




Paper Cut Poodle by Nina Fusco

Paper Cut Poodle by Nina Fusco

This event is a fund-raiser for favorite, non-profit animal shelters or organizations. A donation will be sent to organizations in whose name works of art have been purchased. Patrons need only supply the gallery with contact information. The donations will be sent out at the closing of the show on December 31, New Year’s Eve. Artists will be available before or during the reception to discuss special portraits of dogs and dog breeds.




“Yorkie” by Karen Zuk Rosenblatt





Among the many artists participating in this event include internationally renowned artists with works at the white house, murals at zoos, photographs in world collections, sculptures in museums, and animal accessories in many homes in the region. Along with “Fine Art” paintings and sculptures, paper cuts, will be custom made dog collars, his and hers doggie bowls, doggie bags (custom art purses), doggie tree ornaments and doggie fused glass wind chimes. Prices range from $10 to $7500.



"Rasta Pup" by Vandy

“Rasta Pup” by Vandy




ClayGlassMetalStone Cooperative Gallery is sponsored by the Flamingo Clay Studio, a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio and gallery space for three-dimensional artists. The gallery is located at 15 South J Street in downtown Lake Worth. Hours are Sunday thru Tuesday, 10AM-5PM. Wednesday thru Saturday, 10AM-10PM. Gallery openings are the first and third Friday of each month from 6-9 PM with many special events in-between. For information call Joyce Brown-215-205-9441 or Gallery phone: 561-588-8344.



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Bamboo Shoots Cafe at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery brings FREE COFFEE, gluten free Vegan Desserts, music, juggling and Chain Maille art to J Street every Saturday Evening from 6-10 PM.  Engage in the Arts Triangle every Saturday Evening between Excelsior Comic Books, Common Grounds Coffee Bar & Arts Cafe, and CGMS Gallery. Lots of art, food, light and family activities are planned for the entire season.





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Visiting Master Artists, Parties, Pop-Up Workshops and New Classes at the Armory Art Center

Let the Armory Art Center’s new catalog amaze you with the varied opportunities to be inspired and learn a new artistic technique or skill.  There is something here for all ages!  The staff is supportive and eager to help you create, from ceramics to sculpture, from jewelry to painting, from drawing to printmaking or collage.  The Rickie Report shares a few pages of the new catalog and highlights some particularly interesting classes and workshops.




Armory Art Center Logo 2012


Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue   West Palm Beach, FL 33401





What the Students Have to Say


“I love this class – immensely. From start to finish it is a wonderful thing to see a project come together.” – Linda Benedetti (Second term of Camille Perrin’s Fused Glass course)

“The Armory…I love it! I have been able to reconnect with my artistic side and I find the teachers helpful and supportive. This is my second session of ceramics and I am really enjoying it”
– Edrian Thomidis

Edrain, student at the Armory Art Center

Edrain, in the Armory Art Center Ceramics Class




This is one of our special classes!


Magical Mystery Tour: 8-Weeks of Art at the Armory
Level: All

An excellent introduction to the Armory and to your future focus. Try out various mediums as we take you on a magical tour of the diverse programs we offer with fabulous instructors. Each week features a class in one of the following areas: ceramics, drawing, painting, fibers, jewelry, printmaking, and sculpture. Meet instructor at registration area each week.   INSTRUCTOR: VARIOUS   Monday 6:00 – 9:00pm | beginning January 5  Tuition: $320 | Lab Fee: $40



Build a 3D Printer! 


Learn from Visiting Master Artists!

( VMA will continue beyond the dates of this catalog.  Stay in touch with )





Create Jewelry With Today’s

Leading Designers! 
















Meet The Faculty! Join Their Classes!


Artwork by Visiting Master Artist, Hiromi, "Unstable"

Artwork by Artist-in-Residence, Hiromi Katayama, “Unstable”


Artwork by Mark Cohen

Artwork by Mark Cohen



"Island Hopper" by Ron Garrett

“Island Hopper” by Ron Garrett




The Armory Art Center’s mission is to inspire the creation and experience of art. Its vision is to be recognized as providing a premier art center for both creating and viewing art. The Armory is a high-quality visual art school and exhibition center. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events.



Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more! For more information, visit or call 561-832-1776 x33.



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Mark Lesser’s “Reclaimed Abstractions” Can Be Seen at Hangar Gallery

Mark Lesser’s paintings have been exhibited around the United States and can be seen now at the Hangar Gallery in Miami. If you missed the opening during Art Basel, you still have time to see his new and courageous exhibit, “Reclaimed Abstractions”.  Mark has become relentless, by slicing up previous works in oil to deliver an unorthodox experience. This fresh work is an integration of memories, experiences, and tones, color, plus movement.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Don’t miss this exhibit, which continues through the end of December!




“Reclaimed Abstractions”


The Hangar Gallery


2235 NW 2nd Avenue

Wynwood, Miami  FL  33127







In his most recent work, titled, “Reclaimed Abstractions” Mark became relentless and sliced up previous works in oil to deliver a fresh experience. This unorthodox work is an integration of memories, experiences, and tones, color, and movement. Mark says, ” it was risky and challenging to cut up work that I once labored over”. In Reclaimed Abstraction #1, Mark created an Oceanside feeling of tranquility, calm and soft tones. This piece captures Mark’s recent move to Ocean Ridge beach. Pieces of this painting once represented a Tennessee sunset, as Mark drove over a bridge shooting the sky through his sunroof. Another painting, Reclaimed Abstraction #2, one gets the feeling of taking route 66 from “Chicago to LA”, as Mark has done many times. A review of the painting reminds one of the American countryside, beautiful skies, old leather, wood, and layers of paint on a weathered sign.




“Reclaimed Abstractions6″ by Mark Lesser



Growing up in Chicago, Lesser acknowledged the artistic gift his grandfather passed along to him. His grandfather, a Russian immigrant, was a tailor, poet and artist who painted beautiful ornate images using everyday stencils, such as those found on tomato cartons. Inspired by his grandfather’s work at an early age, Mark focused on challenging his images through the tensions of abstract color fields and spontaneous expression seeking to maintain a connection with realistic references infused with an emotional process.




Mark Lesser

“Reclaimed Abstractions1″ by Mark Lesser



Mark’s journey began in the late eighties, when he ventured to New York City working the night shift on the set of ABC’s “Good Morning America” and exploring art galleries by day. New York City, a jumping off point for Mark, was where he discovered himself an artist and began painting for what would be his first solo art show years later.



"Reclaimed Abstractions" by Mark Lesser

“Reclaimed Abstractions2″ by Mark Lesser



Later, Mark relocated to LA where he raised his daughter, Taylor.  His travels were the focal points for his first collection, which appeared at the Warehouse Gallery and Santa Monica Fine Arts Studio in southern California. Then in a 2001 exhibit at the newly opened Fiorucci store in New York, Mark showed paintings which inspired a line of women’s scarves from his images.



"Reflections" by Mark Lesser

“Reclaimed Abstractions3″ by Mark Lesser



Upon moving from Los Angeles to Dallas in 2006, Lesser found inspiration for his new paintings from a very fast paced experience of driving by his new surroundings in Dallas. He used his cell phone camera to capture images– not stopping but speeding by the terrain. The experiences are brief and intense capturing the motion of “going fast.” Using these images, Lesser combined them with his spontaneity of color and composition, allowing the motion to exist in still yet another dimension of “being still,” in a meditative manner.




“Reclaimed Abstractions4″ by Mark Lesser

From these works, the Haley Henman Gallery opened their doors with Lesser’s first solo show, “Going Fast Being Still” in 2007.  Lesser then continued to travel, slowing down slightly, as he’s collected photos of landscapes and oceanscapes of all types. These snapshot-like images have appeared in smaller works which appeared in the Haley Henman Gallery until 2012, when he moved to Florida.



“Reclaimed Abstractions 5″ by Mark Lesser

In 2013, his paintings built upon a body of work that sought to infuse an emotional process of luminous fields of color. He built the fields with thin, transparent floods of color over color following the school of color field abstractionists, especially inspired by Helen Frankenthaler, and Mark Rothko.




The Hangar Gallery






For more information about Mark Lesser’s artistry please email:






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