Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce Call for Artists!

The Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce is looking for artists who have found Paradise – in Palm Beach.  The 2015 Chamber Guide will mark the 10th year the chamber has used original art for its cover.  From local artists to internationally-acclaimed retailers, Palm Beach residents and chamber members alike look forward to the unveiling of the guide cover.  The Rickie Report shares the details, including the application form and a view of previous covers. Cheryl Maeder, whose work was chosen for the 2014 cover heard about it through The Rickie Report!  This year’s edition will be introduced at the November 13th breakfast at The Breakers Palm Beach. 

 

 

 

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PALM BEACH:  PARADISE FOUND

Call for Artists

 

To mark a decade of original art, the chamber’s theme for the guide is PARADISE FOUND.  Those who live, work and play in Palm Beach are quick to agree that this little parcel on the Atlantic has it all.  How best to capture the essence of perfection in an image?  The artistic community is growing and thriving so where better to look?  Collage, photographs, paintings or sculpture, all mediums are welcome.

 

 

 

The Chamber will be accepting images via e-mail in either Jpeg or Adobe format between now and August 1st.  All entries must file a release to qualify.  A collage of past covers and the submission form are available on the chamber’s website   www.palmbeachchamber.com

 

 

For more information please contact Palm Beach Chamber Executive Director, Laurel Baker laurel@palmbeachchamber.com or 561.655.3282

 

CHAMBER GUIDE ART SUBMITTAL

Palm Beach – Paradise Found

Yes, Palm Beach is paradise and I am submitting the enclosed image for considered use as the cover of the 2015 Edition of the Palm Beach Chamber’s Guide.  My work captures the theme, “Paradise Found”, for the 2015 edition.

  • If the work is selected, I give my permission for its reproduction as the 2015 cover. Credit will be given in the publication and in all press releases.  The image will also appear on-line at   www.palmbeachchamber.com and in its virtual guide.  I understand that there will be no financial remuneration for use of this image.

 

  • I have submitted a file copy of the work in either Adobe PDF or JPEG with a resolution of 350 dpi, CMYK color format which can be reproduced on the guide’s 5½x8½ inch formatted cover.

 

 

Name  ________________________________________

Phone ________________  e-mail  _________________

Address ______________________________________

City-State-Zip  _________________________________

Title of work: __________________________________

Description of work and medium: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Signature  _________________________________ Date  __________________

Deadline for entry:   Friday, August 1, 2014

Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce

400 Royal Palm Way Suite 106      Palm Beach, FL  33480

561.655.3282

 

 

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Sue Lynch Expresses Her Joy in Color at the Delray Beach Library Gallery

Sue Lynch will be exhibiting her artwork at the Delray Beach Library, as she shares “Favorite Places: Europe and Delray”.  Her paintings include familiar Delray Beach scenes and landscapes based on her extensive European travels. This is a real treat for those who aren’t able to see her studio at the famous Torpedo Factory Art Center in the Washington, DC area.   The public is invited to meet the artist at a free reception on April 19th.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details and tell you more about Sue in this article.

 

 

 

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SOLO Exhibit:

 

“Favorite Places: Europe and Delray”

Delray Beach Public Library, 2nd floor

 100 W Atlantic Ave  Delray Beach, FL

 

Public Reception  and Meet the Artist

 Saturday, April 19th     3-5 pm

Exhibit continues through June 14th

 
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Delray Beach and Washington DC artist, Sue Lynch will be exhibiting at the Delray Public Library, 100 W. Atlantic Avenue from April 19 until June 14th. Her paintings are familiar Delray Beach scenes and landscapes based on her extensive European travels. A resident of Delray for the past three winters, she has loved the architecture of our “Village by the Sea”.  One of her teachers describes Sue’s paintings as “joy in color”!

 

 

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Sue tells The Rickie Report that art has always been a part of her life.  She studied different art techniques in college and went on to become a Fashion Illustrator for a large department store.  Sue continued her art education through painting classes and has shown her artwork in numerous galleries in the Washington, DC area.  

 

 

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Originally a watercolorist, Sue moved to acrylics as her medium.  She has been in numerous group and SOLO shows.  “Sue Lynch’s very powerful acrylics unify recognizable shapes with abstraction. Evocative of places, intense with color and just the right combinations of colors working together.”  ELAN Magazine June 2013

 

 

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 ”I am an artist at The Torpedo Factory Art Center, which is the highlight of Alexandria’s Potomac River waterfront, attracting approximately 500,000 visitors annually.  Visitors can meet over 82 artists who maintain studio space, visit six galleries, two workshops and enjoy the Alexandria Archaeology Museum”, she shares. Sue’s many awards include Bests in Show in the Virginia Watercolor Society, the Fairfax County Council of the Arts Annual Exhibition and Waterworks National Marine Art Show.

 

 

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Sue’s works are in many collections including the U.S. Embassies in Germany and China, The US Nuclear Regulatory Agency, Texaco, George Mason University and James Madison University. Most recently her painting “Ravello” was purchased by the actor/collector, Kelsey Grammer. 

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To see more of Sue’s artwork, please visit  www.suelynchpaintings.com or contact her at solynch1@gmail.com .

 

 

 

 

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Summer Art Teachers Needed

 The City of Boynton Beach is hiring for the summer!  The The Art Center is in need of 5 art teachers for their eight-week summer program.  A perfect job opportunity for college students!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

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The City of Boynton Beach’s Recreation and Parks Department needs qualified applicants who have experience not only in art but who have at least 6 months (cumulative time) experience working with children and either have or be able to obtain their CPR/First Aid certificates before hire.

 

High school diploma or GED
six (6) months previous experience or training in interacting with children in a summer or other day camp or child care setting.
Must possess valid CPR/First Aid Certification prior to date of hire and must maintain the certification thereafter.

They must be able to work 8 weeks (no vacation time)

be able to plan and execute art projects for school age children.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Possession of Florida State Department of Health Forty (40) hour Childcare Certification.
  • Valid driver’s license.

 

 

 Go directly to the Boynton Beach Website and look at Human Resources to apply

 

For more information please contact:

 Brenton Rolle, Recreation Supervisor  Recreation & Parks, Sims Center  

City of Boynton Beach

225 N.W. 12th Ave.  |  Boynton Beach, Florida 33435
o: 561-742-6237  |  f: 561-369-2418
RolleB@bbfl.us  |  www.boynton-beach.org

 

 

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Wanee Festival 2014 (Allman Brothers Band), Florida Arts Association and Northwood Village Art Walk Feature Jonathon Ortiz Smykla’s Art

What do the acclaimed Wanee Festival 2014, Allman Brothers Band, Florida Arts Association, Boynton Beach Art District and Northwood Village Art Walk all have in common?  The artwork of Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla!  Otherwise recognized as a gallery owner of OSGS in Northwood,  Jonathon’s own artwork will be featured in three separate venues this month.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details here in chronological order.

 

 

 

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Artist

 

 Wanee, 2014 

 

Wanee 2014 Festival T-Shirt Designed by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

Wanee 2014 Festival T-Shirt Designed by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

 

The Wanee Festival is hosted by the Allman Brothers Band and is celebrating it’s 10th Year! The Wanee festival includes a long list of nationally touring musicians in many genres of music, many who owe credit to the Allman Brothers for paving the way.  The future of Wanee remains cloudy due to the Allman Brothers finally calling it quits after 2014.  This comes after a successful 45 year run filled with some of the greatest rock improvisation the world has every known.  

 

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Jonathon tells The Rickie Report, “I’m honored to be a part of this historical time for the Allman Brothers and to be leaving my own personal mark on this event.  It’s also a great honor to have been chosen two years in a row as the designer for the festival t-shirt. It will be sold at the festival in a limited edition fashion”.

 

Visit the Wanee website for the lineup and information: http://www.waneefestival.com/

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 April 12th Flyer

 

 

The Northwood Art Walk – April 12th, starts at 6pm. This is a FREE Event and easy sign-up at www.NorthwoodArtWalk.com.    Highlights include Lot 23 introduction and a look into their brand new Studio space on Northwood Rd.

 

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To satisfy thirst and hunger The Art Walk is featuring Table 427. **20% off your entire bill if you reserve for a party of 6 or more by mentioning you are on the Art Walk tour, for dinner that same evening.  Table 427 will have live entertainment and will be serving the finest International Cuisine by Chef Roberto who is widely recognized for his cooking skills.

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Jonathan Ortiz Solo Exhibition

 

Florida Arts Association

Presents    ”Local Spotlights”

The Artwork of Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Urban Scrawl”

 

Public Reception

Thursday, April 17th

7-10 pm

 

Activista Artista Gallery

 

 

422 W.Industrial Avenue        Boynton Beach,FL

(located just West of I-95 as you exit the Boynton Beach Blvd. Exit off of I-95.  Take your first right onto West Industrial Ave.)

 

 

 

“Local Spotlights,” created by Rolando Chang Barrero, is a program of Florida Arts Association (not-for-profit organization) to facilitate Florida Artists in all disciplines a venue to showcase their talent and creativity.

 
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“$$$” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

“Urban Scrawl “,  a SOLO  exhibition, featuring paintings and small work collage/assemblage pieces by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla at the Boynton Beach Arts District’s ActivistArtistA Gallery.

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“Dinner Hype” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

“Urban Scrawl” will represent abstract paintings created through layers of texture, color and spatial relationships.  The newest works on exhibit have been created through assemblage that relate to pop culture, history and the vernacular language of both rural and urban cultures.
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Mixed Media on Canvas by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

Jonathon explains, “The paintings span 4 years and are mostly abstract with awareness to layers of texture and color.  The $$$ piece was a bit more of a turning point from the abstract work as I began to focus on more pop art and cultural based work, as seen with my 2014 small works collage series.  I hope that the exhibit at ActivistaArtistA Gallery/Studio will be seen as a range of work that has grown with my experimental pursuits.  By experimental I mean that the mixture of mediums I work with does not pinpoint to just one technique or style at this stage of my creativity.  As a relatively new, full-time artist I’m still learning a lot from the art world in general.”

 

"Love, It's What's For Dinner" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Love, It’s What’s For Dinner” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

 

” My education was not art history based, nor was it through an Art school.  My path led through the School of Architecture, Design and Construction at Auburn University where I gained my Masters in Landscape Architecture, which is where my professional work developed over the past 13 years.  Only as of recent has my true passion for art resurfaced and provided me the excitement to pursue many more artistic endeavors.  It’s a true delight to be awarded opportunities to grow as an artist and to gain exposure for work that I have such passion for”, he goes on to share.

"The Skin U R In" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“The Skin U R In” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

For more information about this exhibit, please contact ActivistArtistA Gallery/Studio located at  422 West Industrial Ave. in Boynton Beach, FL 33426  or call  (786)521-1199  Rolando Chang Barrero  rolandobarrero@me.com    or visit www.activistartista.blogspot.com 

 

 

 

 

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"Ozone" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Ozone” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

To get a broad view of Jonathon’s art in general, please visit www.LuckyBandanaDesign.com.  There you will find a range of work from paintings to graphic design to rock posters to photography.  For more information contact Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla    OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio   p: 561-833-2223    e: OSGSart@hotmail.com    www.OSGSart.com    Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

 

 

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Photography Workshop Focuses on Human Form in the Natural Environment

The Artists in Florida is sponsoring a special workshop focused on capturing the human form in the natural environment.  On April 19th, Robert Swinson will lead the small group by providing technical support and guidance as they explore the effects of texture, light and form.  Participants will work with an accomplished figure model and the workshop will take place at a private botanical preserve in Palm Beach County.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges those interested in signing up – this is limited to 8 participants!

 

 

Artists in Florida

Presents:

A Small Group Workshop

Photographing the Human Form

in the Natural Environment

 

 

 

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Robert Swinson

 

 

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Photo by Robert Swinson

 

 

With over thirty five years experience in photography encompassing 35mm through large format studio cameras Robert has worked with many artistic and commercial uses of photography and graphics arts. His professional roles have included commercial desktop publishing, color separation for the printing industry, studio photography for both large products and portraiture, location in fashion and product to now include video and film production work with lighting and camera work. He has done this while working in commercial printing, professional video and film production, and corporate marketing in several industries.

 

 

 

Photo by Robert Swinson

Photo by Robert Swinson

 

 

 

In recent years Robert has added the role of instructor and mentor with his classes in basic photography through studio lighting and figure classes and workshops. He spent three years with the Palm Beach Photographic Centre as volunteer coordinator and teaching assistant before joining the Armory Art Center in 2008 to teach basic and intermediate photography along with studio figure photography. Currently he hosts the Photo Salon, a twice monthly meeting of photographers at the Armory. His photographic work is seen in exhibitions as well as being published commercially.

 

 

For more information about this please contact Jackee  at  561. 714. 4871 or email info@artinfl.org  or visit www.artinfl.org

 

 

 

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3rd Annual KeroWACKED®: Homage to Jack is BACK!

KeroWACKED® Is BACK!  Palm Beach County’s Love Fest Features… Live Music + Dance + Poetry + Fine Art +  Drum Circle + Flow + Readings on Sunday, April 20th, 2014.   Boynton Beach Art District is presenting the 3rd Annual KeroWACKED® Multimedia Music and Arts Fest. This outdoor festival incorporates all mediums of art, from local artists to local musicians, dance performances, interactive workshops, live painting, and more. The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details of the 3rd Annual KeroWACKED®: Homage to Jack!  

 

 

 

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 3rd Annual KeroWACKED :

Homage to Jack 

 

 

Sunday, April 20th, 2014 | 2-11 pm

Multimedia Love Fest

Art + Music + Dance + Poetry + Flow + Readings + Drum Circle

 

Boynton Beach Art District

 

422 West Industrial Ave.     Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

 

 

 

 

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This Group Exhibition is inspired by the post-World War II writers who came to prominence in the 1950s, as well as the cultural phenomena that they both documented and inspired. Central elements of “Beat” culture included rejection of received standards, innovations in style, experimentation with drugs, alternative sexualities, an interest in Eastern religion, a rejection of materialism, and explicit portrayals of the human condition.

 

 

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Bands and Musicians: Future Prezidents,Sunny Devilles, She’s Neurotic , JC Dweyer of The Mobile Homies, Craig Mcinnis of Speaking Volumes, Mylo Ranger, Swampgrass Kin, Spencer Allan Patrick, Dan York, Rod Dusinberre, Patrick Salsich, Flint Blade, Bill Hartmann, and Chris Michaud.

 

 

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Readings by The Love Circle, Stacy Conde, and Cheryl Maeder!

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Dance and Flow: Vanya E’dan Dance Company, The Pilosifires, and Flow Source.

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DRUM CIRCLE  8-11 pm

 

 

 

The Beat Generation Exhibition!

 

Featuring Guillermo Manrique, Dana Donaty, Rolando Chang Barrero, Craig McInnis, Jason Flurant, Joseph Reily, and many more!

 

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Vegan, Vegetarian, and non-Vegetarian selections will be provided by Secret Garden Cafe.

 

 

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The Boynton Beach Art District is located at 422 W. Industrial Ave. in Boynton Beach. The fest will take place Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. Donation: $10.    Call 786-521-1199 for more information or visit  https://www.facebook.com/ActivistArtistA.KeroWACKED.Festival  or email: ActivistArtistA@Gmail.com

 

 

KeroWACKED® is Produced by The Florida Arts Association, a not-for-profit entity, which is funded in part by BankUnited.

 

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“Ceramic Celebration” at Hennevelt’s Gallery and Gifts

It is exciting to see that Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts in Northwood is showing a number of new artists including Deb LaFogg and Jane Saull.  On April 11th, everyone is invited to a “Ceramic Celebration” for an Opening Reception!  On display will be Sculptures, vases, ornamental plus functional items, all showing superb craftsmanship and different ceramic techniques.  The Rickie Report shares the details and gives you a sneak peek!

 

 

 

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Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts

Presents:

“Ceramic Celebration”

Opening reception:

Friday,  April 11, 2014    7 – 9 pm

Exhibit continues through April  26, 2014 

 

510 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

561-506-4108     www.hennevelts.com

 

 

 

Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts is inviting everyone to a “Ceramic Celebration”.  The Opening Reception will take place on Friday, April 11th from 7 – 9 pm.  The public is invited and refreshments will be served.  There will be an opportunity to meet many of the artists. The exhibit runs for two weeks, through April 26th.  Enjoy wine and light Hors d’oeuvres and the music of Jason Hanley.

 

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“Otters”

 

 

Sculptures, vases and ornamental pieces will be displayed in addition to functional items.  Each will show superb craftsmanship and different ceramic techniques like sagger and raku.

 

 

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Come to this special ceramics show and see work from the Gallery’s permanent
artists including Lisa Kraemer, Betty Wilson, Lucia Philipson, Ying Zhou and
Doreen Alfaro. Ceramic work from several selected local artists from outside the Gallery, including like Mark Walnock from the Armory Art Centre, will also be included in this exhibit.

 

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Make it a night out while you are in Northwood Village with a stroll in
the many other Galleries, boutiques, antique shops and fine dining at
one of the award winning restaurants in the area.

 

 

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For more information please contact Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts at  Art@Hennevelts.com  or visit the Gallery website www.hennevelts.com  or call  561 506 4108.

 

  • Nickie and Freddy’s Photography Website:   www.NWSPictures.com   Facebook Page coming soon!

 

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17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival Has Broad Appeal

Historic Downtown Stuart welcomes its 17th Annual Spring craft fair, April 12 – 13, 2014.  This festival features a wide variety of original handmade crafts as well as affordable, unique gift items with broad appeal.  A Green Market will showcase orchids and exotic plants as well as gourmet dips and spices, and many other distinctive items. The Rickie Report is pleased to share these details and feature artist Robert Ramaglia, a distinguished silversmith, whose work is timeless.

 

 

17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair

April 12 – 13, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart

Navigational Address: 26 SW Osceola Street, Stuart, FL 34994

 

Support the Arts, the Local Community and the Stuart Main Street Programs

 

Free and open to the public

 

 

The 17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair will make the area into a full gallery of art, crafts, food and specialty garden supplies.  Osceola Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from St. Lucie to Haney Circle and down to Denver to provide festival patrons with an ideal experience. Partial proceeds from the festival benefit the Stuart Main Street Program.  Admission is free and open to the public.  

 

 

 

INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE:

 

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts – Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 150 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Green Market featuring exotic plants, gourmet dips and spices, and much more
  • Vast array of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused wax & glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft and stained glass.
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Stuart Main Street Program

 

 

 

 

Pendant by Robert Ramaglia

Pendant by Robert Ramaglia

Robert Ramaglia

 

Robert Ramaglia has been a silversmith for over 25 years. Silversmithing, combined with originality, technical expertise, quality workmanship and service, has been a benchmark for many years. The result is extreme the best prices and a large, loyal customer base.
Rainbow Casilica Pendant by Robert Ramaglia

Rainbow Casilica Pendant by Robert Ramaglia

Besides custom jewelry, Robert Ramaglia does antique restoration and repairs on: Silver, Copper, Gold, Pewter, Brass, and lamp rewiring. He is a retired consultant on eating disorders for many years in Philadelphia, PA. who currently lives in Port St. Lucie, Fl with his wife, Eileen.
Black Onyx pendant by Robert Ramaglia

Black Onyx pendant by Robert Ramaglia

Silver smithing was a hobby that just got out of control! Robert’s jewelry was so in demand he started to do it for a living. All of his jewelry pieces are original designs made with the finest sterling silver and semiprecious stones from around the world.
Chinese Happiness by Robert Ramaglia

Chinese Happiness by Robert Ramaglia

This style of silver smithing is the “olde” technique used since Paul Revere.  Robert has used his skills to fashion these artistic pieces into modern jewelry that are timeless and eternally fashionable. The result is a unique, signed piece of wearable art! – jewelry.
Kingman Turquoise pendant by Robert Ramaglia

Kingman Turquoise pendant by Robert Ramaglia

For more information please contact Robert Ramaglia at  Cell: (954) 562-6302 or Studio Phone Number: (772) 621-7825  or Email: advance100@bellsouth.net.   You can visit his website http://yeoldesilversmith.etsy.com

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

 

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

 

For additional information on the 17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit  www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

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Susan Burke Exhibits at Broward Art Guild’s “Art Florida, 2014″

Susan Burke’s artwork is part of the prestigious Broward Art Guild’s “Art Florida, 2014″ exhibit in Fort Lauderdale. The Gala Reception takes place on Saturday, April 12th.  The Rickie Report is keenly aware of how one desire, painting a portrait of her granddaughter, lead to an entirely new leg in Susan’s life’s journey!  We are pleased to share the details of Susan’s artistry with you here.

 

Susan Burke

 

Exhibits at

 Broward Art Guild’s

Art Florida, 2014

 

JM Family Enterprise Gallery at ArtServe

 

1350 East Sunrise Boulevard       Fort Lauderdale, Fl

 

Gala Reception

 Saturday, April 12th   6-9 pm

 

 

"New Age Mona Lisa" by Susan Burke

“New Age Mona Lisa” by Susan Burke

Susan Burke is a finalist in the Broward Art Guild’s ” Art Florida, 2014″, which is being shown at the JM Family Enterprise Gallery at ArtServe located at 1350 East Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from April 7th to April 25th, 2014.  The public is welcome to the Gala Awards Reception on Saturday April 12th, 2014 from 6-9 PM.
"This is the Sea, My baby" by Susan Burke

“This is the Sea, My baby” by Susan Burke

Susan’s life is certainly an inspiration as we follow her journey as a Survivor of the Holocaust (quite a miracle!), to her arriving in the United States.  Susan lived and studied in Moscow, Russia where she attained her Master’s degree in Ceramic Art.  She came to the U.S.  from Budapest, Hungary in the mid-1980′s.
"Cornered" by Susan Burke

“Cornered” by Susan Burke

After coming to the U.S. she studied at F.I.T. in New York City and went into the field of high-end production pattern-making in the garment business.  Her husband, Bruce, tells us, ” I couldn’t believe the clothing she produced –  some of which she showed  me in the windows at Bergdorf Goodman”.  Eager to accomplish more, Susan then completed her certificate of graduation from the Sheffield School of Interior Design in 2010. Interior decorating is one of her inherent talents!
"Backyard Sunset" by Susan Burke

“Backyard Sunset” by Susan Burke

Susan is mostly self-taught, using oils as her medium for painting.  She is constantly studying and often takes individualized classes from other professional artists.  Her experience with painting began when she thought perhaps she could paint their granddaughter as a special birthday gift for their daughter-in-law in Budapest, Hungary.  She tells The Rickie Report, “My paintings are my form of communication. I am not attempting to reproduce nature; but I am interpreting the emotions that the subject spur in me”.
"Passion" by Susan Burke

“Passion” by Susan Burke

An emerging artist, Susan has since produced many paintings and began entering art contests and showing her work in exhibits.   Susan was featured in an article in the Hernando Star Magazine last year. The editor interviewed and included Susan  as a focus for “exceptional talent living in the county”.
"Cooling Off" by Susan Burke

“Cooling Off” by Susan Burke

For more information about Susan Burke please visit ARTBYZSUZSA.COM . (This is a nod  to her  Hungarian roots, as “Susan” is “Zsuzsa”)  or email    sburke1146@gmail.com  or call   1-917-476-3590.

 

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“Dreams, Moons and Mandalas” Featuring Artwork of Olga Lucia Toro

Olga Lucia Toro combines her Columbian heritage with a life long passion of exploring art and symbolism to stimulate others through her artwork.  She creates a physical manifestation using the ancient form of the mandala and opens a gateway for us to be inspired. The Rickie Report is eager to share the details of Olga’s exhibit at Palm Beach State College, where she plays many roles.

 

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Exhibit Continues Through April 11

 

The Gallery at Lake Worth Campus

         Humanities Building – First floor
4200 Congress Ave.    Lake Worth, FL 33461

 

Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday 9 am – 4 pm

For more information call (561) 868-3270 or 868-3909

 

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Olga Lucia Toro was born in Bogota, Columbia.  In 1990  she received a degree in Journalism and Social Communication from the Universidad de la Saban.  She later graduated with a degree in Psychology from that same institution.  Olga holds a masters in Education in Counseling from Florida Atlantic University.  In 2000, she moved to the United States and pursued studies relating to Buddhist psychology, mindfulness, art and meditation.

 

 

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Since 2005, Ms. Toro has been affiliated with Palm Beach State College.  She serves as an Adjunct Professor for the Center for Leadership and Professional Studies, as an Inspirational Speaker for the Global Education Center and the “Dream It, Do It” Club.  She also facilitates the Annual Spanish Language Celebration Week among other events.

 

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Along with her academic endeavors, Olga has continued her life long passion to study the connections between art, symbolism, Eastern philosophies  and mythology as gateways to our innermost human essence.

 

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Olga’s work is inspired by Carl Gustav Jung and his theories on the power of symbols.  She lives in Palm Beach County and dedicates her time to inspire others through her artwork, life coach sessions and inspirational speeches.

 

 

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Since 2010, painting mandalas became a practice by which Ms. Toro creates a visual manifestation of her expertise in spirituality, symbolism and psychology.  Most of her paintings follow the pattern of a circle as a way to tap into the qualities of the mandala.  According to Jung, a mandala is a symbol of psychic wholeness.

 

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To learn more about Olga’s artwork, Life Coach sessions or speaking availability, please contact her at olgaluciatoro@hotmail.com  or visit her website at www.olgaluciatoro.com

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291