Announcing Bullseye Glass Sale Of The Year At McMow Art Glass

It’s the Bullseye Glass Sale of the year! Every year McMow Art Glass brings in its biggest shipment of Bullseye glass, adding special production, top grade sheet and accessory glass to its already substantial inventory.  Stop by on Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th not only for these great prices, but Special Sale Events like a Fusing Forum, Kilnforming Demonstration.  The Rickie Report shares the details!  Some workshops require an RSVP.




701 North Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth, FL 33460

(561) 585-9011


Sale Hours:

February 24 & 25

Friday & Saturday 9am-3pm


Green Means Go!

Be the first to snap up Bullseye’s stunning NEW green sheet glass styles.

PLUS: You can still get your hands on their limited supply of White Tekta sheets: economical, trimmed on all sides so there’s no waste.






Sale Details:

50% off ALL Bullseye sheet glass—including clear & white Tekta, special production, curious grade and the NEW chrome-free greens. All sizes included in the sale (no additional cut-downs the day of sale).
50% off frit and powder, confetti, stringer, rods, and billets.
25% off Bullseye molds, ThinFire, shelf primer, and GlasTac & GlassTac Gel

See for more information






Special Sale Events!

Fusing Forum
Friday, February 24

Join your fellow glass fusers for a night of conversation & connections! Artists, hobbyists, and retailers from the local community will discuss fusing techniques and ways they can support the art glass industry. Enjoy wine, light bites and a special presentation by Bullseye rep Amy Ferber.

Free & open to the public—

RSVP required: email or call 561.585.9011 x100.

KSI: Kilnforming Scene Investigation
Saturday, February 25

Become a kilnforming sleuth in this popular interactive demonstration led by Bullseye rep Amy Ferber.

Note: This session is currently full. Contact McMow Art Glass to be added to the wait list.


For more information:

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

Office Hours:
Wednesday- Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday – 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday – 9:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday-Monday – Closed




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Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

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Boca Raton Museum of Art School Offers New Classes, Faculty Exhibit And Workshops

New Art classes start on February 27 at the Boca Raton Museum Art School!  The School continues to evolve to meet the interests of adults, teenagers, and children. With over 100 classes offered daytime, evening and Saturdays, there is something for everyone. Familiar and new classes include: Essential Skills for Painters, Fundamentals of Photoshop, Leather Jewelry, Chiaroscuro Drawing, a new evening jewelry making class, Saturday morning pottery class, and lots more!  The Rickie Report shares the details. Mention “The Rickie Report” and attend Faculty lectures FREE!





801 West Palmetto Park Road
 Boca Raton, FL 33486






Faculty artists currently exhibiting in the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park will be presenting gallery talks about their artwork.

*Mention “The Rickie Report” to receive free admission to the Museum for these talks.


“Seascape ” by Roxene Sloate

Friday, February 17th

3:00 pm: Roxene Sloate, color and pastels

3:30 pm: Miles Laventhall

Painting by Miles laventhall




Popular workshops in February:

Fun Jewelry CastingExplore ways to cast metal in order to make unusual one-of-a-kind jewelry. Traditional casting can be very costly. However, Fun Casting uses basic tools and the results can be stunning. Each student casts in the medium of cuttlefish bone, straw, or beans. Other possibilities include rice, rock salt, or ice.  8.17 Saturday, February 18, 1 – 5 PM  Instructor: Don Dietz 
Tuition: $110



Mandala in Colored Pencils. Awaken the creative spirit within. Through guided mediation, storytelling, and specific colored pencil drawing exercises, students create their own Mandala. Explore the joy and meditative process of color and creating. Learn to express the essential beauty and wholeness of your true nature and to tap into the creativity of your spirit. (45 minute lunch break) 8.16 Monday, February 20, 10am to 3pm 
Instructor: Genie Appel-Cohen 
Tuition: $60, Material Fee: $15



February 19 and 20:

(Sunday and Monday, Presidents Day weekend):

These two half-day workshops are fun and creative for beginners to experienced artists who want to try something completely different!


Broke Plate Mosaics: Recycle your broken dishware to decorate a vase in the style of Antonio Gaudi (morning workshop).



Mobius Sculpture: Create a Mobius strip in plaster with Willie Reed (afternoon workshop). 




For more information or to register:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road, Boca Raton FL 33486






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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986


Rickie Shares More Tips For Artists To Network And Art Patrons To Find New Connections With Creators

The Rickie Report has long considered networking a primary function of promoting the many creations of artists.  It is simply a good business practice!  After all, how will art lovers find your work to purchase?  We‘ve read numerous magazines (local, national and international) and newspapers ( in hand or digital), and think, “This is the perfect place for (add your name) to let people know about their (fill in the blank: artwork, jewelry, glass art,wood,hand sewn pocketbooks, sculpture,wearable art, classes, etc)”.  In this article we share some often overlooked opportunities for artists to share their news and for art patrons to find their newest purchase.  With 2017 already here – NOW is the time to NETWORK!






Opportunities for artists and art patrons to network:



The first place is The Rickie Report!

When we publish an article about an art event, an art organization or an individual artist, Art Patrons – TAKE NOTICE!  This is YOUR opportunity to meet creators.  Mingle, meet and get to know the current art scene! This is when you meet an artist whose work you enjoy and being collecting! Build a relationship, as the artist evolves, so will your art world!


Where else can you network?



Your college alumni publication


Artists:  Send a photo of you creating!  People are fascinated by your process.  Share!


Art Patrons:  Being in touch with someone who shared similar experiences, classes and good memories of college underscores the human need to connect.  The pride shared in these associations is a natural way to reach out to other alumni.


What to Include:

  • Your website
  • Email
  • Facebook addresses
  • A concise note
  • Include the date and department you graduated from
  • Phone number
  • 2-3 good quality photos
  • Upcoming Exhibits (print media is working a minimum of 6-8 weeks ahead)



Big Box Clubs, Organizations you belong to  (AARP, AAA, AMA, ADA…you get the idea)

Google “national associations”

Check out


Artists: Did you ever wonder how these publications find  people to write stories about?  If YOU don’t tell them about YOUR STORY, then you are relying on someone else to do it for you!  (This approach is not usually successful….DO IT YOURSELF)!



Art Patrons:  You want to be the first to say you support this artist!  The excitement of acquisition includes knowing each artist’s personal story.  We are all eager to know the details about the creator of the work we love and appreciate.



What to Include:

  • 2-3 good quality photos of your work and one of you as you are creating.
  • In a concise note or email, remind the editor of your local connection. ( You’re a member of this Big Box Club, you shop there often, you live in the neighborhood that the magazine covers, you’ve created something so unique that the national magazine will miss out if they don’t cover your story).
  • Your Email
  • Your Website address
  • Your Facebook address
  • Your Phone number





The media can’t share your news

if they don’t know about you!



Local Newspapers, Blogs, and Magazines

Check out:

Artists:   Read your local print media as well as social media!  Who is writing about the visual arts?

  • Send an email and introduce yourself!
  • Call and introduce yourself.  
  • Invite people to your studio to tell them YOUR story and about YOUR creations!


Art Patrons:  Have you discovered a new creator?  According to life lessons learned in the sandbox, it is always nice to share!

“See What To Include” above


Magazines, Parade magazine,  and Blogs that highlight specialty items (Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Departures, etc)


Artists:  We personally know a number of LOCAL artists who have been highlighted in National magazines, International catalogues and Local news items that have propelled their success into the stratosphere!  How did they do it?

They wrote, they sent photos, they sent samples, they followed our advice… We encourage you to do the same!  



 A Word About Social Media:

socialmediasafe_image  (Courtesy of Instagram photo by The Freaky Tiki Tattoo Lounge)




The Rickie Report helps you network with other creators and art patrons!

Share your news and celebrate your successes!  

We’re available for consultation if you have particular questions or need suggestions.




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Rickie Leiter, Publisher      561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way     Port St. Lucie, FL 34986







Boca Museum Of Art Features Whitespace Col-lect With Special Wearable Art Pieces

The Boca Museum of Art brings Whitespace Col-lect for a special 2 day event on Thursday, February 23rd and Friday, February 24th.  The public is invited to become ART ADVOCATES by supporting and wearing unique, handmade art pieces.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.








For more information about Whitespace’s exhibits and docent led tours visit:



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Rickie Leiter, Publisher    561-537-0291

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“Mud Pie Girl” Features Artistry Of Cynthia Zmetronak At Artisans On The Ave

Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth features the work of Cynthia Zmetronak with the “Mud Pie Girl” Exhibition.  The Free Public Opening Reception takes place on Friday, February 17th.  In addition to Cynthia’s creations, visitors are invited to browse the gallery’s showrooms.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Giving a handmade piece of art to friends and loved ones created by local artists, means you’re acknowledging the artists’ creative gifts. Supporting local artists helps keep money in your own community!!





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





“Mud Pie Girl”

Cynthia Zmetronak

Opening Reception:

Friday, February 17, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 PM

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

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



Functional, handmade Art: Mug by Cynthia Zmetronak





Cynthia Zmetronak has been working in clay nearly as long as she can remember. Having a mother who dabbled in clay, and a father who built her first wheel helped nurture her inner mud pie girl. She was also fortunate enough to grow up during a time when art classes (including clay), were part of public education, from elementary school through high school. Her post public school education involved the arts. College provided a clay studio with unlimited access and she was hooked on clay. She then went on to earn a Master’s in Art Education and teach in both private and public schools, where clay became an important part of her curriculum.



Decorative handmade Art by Cynthia Zmetronak



“Utilitarian and whimsical decorative pieces are my passion”. Although her style has evolved and become more refined over the years, she still makes a line of comical canine and feline utilitarian pieces.  Cynthia is proud to be showing her work at Artisans on the Ave in Lake Worth and looks forward to meeting visitors.




Handmade Pottery by Cynthia Zmetronak


“These pieces reflect the humor I find living with a large rescue dog and several domesticated feral cats.” She says “working with clay makes the difference in my day”. How you will interact with my pottery; a lid that fits, a teapot that pours, a mug that feels good in your hand, a bowl that is used for your table, are part of my thought process and studio practice. My enjoyment and funfillment as a maker, comes from people using and enjoying my ware.  As a committed lifelong learner, I will always be a student and a teacher.”




For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call:

Artisans On The Ave
Owners: Betty Wilson and Linda Manganaro
561-762-8162 or 561-582-3300

630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460




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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

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Sandhill Cove Art Show And Sale Invites Public And Shares Call For Artists And Crafters

Once again, Sandhill Cove Retirement Living will open their doors to the public on Saturday, March 18th for an Indoor Art Sale And Show.  This event is FREE to attend and FREE for Professional local artists and crafters to show and sell their creations.  10% of sales will benefit Helping People Succeed.  Artists will be given a complimentary lunch.   The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to apply and art lovers to mark their calendars!








Saturday, March 18th

9 am – 5 pm


Benefits: Helping People Succeed

 1500 SW Capri Street    Palm City, FL  

(Corner of Mapp and Matheson)




Helping People Succeed is a comprehensive organization that has recognized that many populations within our society need strength based services that lead to self sufficiency, personal responsibility, and the ability to lead an everyday life. Helping People Succeed’s goal is to help each person to reach their potential so they may have a successful future, enjoying their life fully and participating as productive taxpaying citizens. Helping People Succeed also helps improve the community’s economic viability and diversity through programs that assist children to become ready for school and adults find and maintain employment.





For more information please contact Jill Burton  772.220.1090

  Or email:


For more information about: Helping People Succeed





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Rickie Leiter, Publisher  561-537-0291

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Exciting Updates At “Glass Quest 2017” Bringing Brilliant Teachers And Glass Visionaries To West Palm Beach

The Rickie Report shares updates for Glass Quest 2017, taking place May 26, 27,28, 2017.  Wardell Productions and McMow Art Glass are bringing world renown glass visionaries, educators, publishers, teachers and creators to West Palm Beach, FL for what promises to be a full weekend of education and engagement!  Read the details here, including how to sign up!













******UPDATES  FOR  GLASS  QUEST  2017******







For more information call:  561.585.9011 or 954.557.5589






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Artists In Residence Exhibition At Armory Art Center Open To Public

The “Artists-in-Residence Exhibition” offers work by Armory artists-in-residence produced during their tenure. The Armory Art Center’s artists-in-residence for 2016-2017 are Jenny Day and Spence Townsend in painting/drawing, Alicia Boswell in jewelry/metalsmithing, Chad Steve in ceramics, and Andy Denton in sculpture.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  




811 Park Place    West Palm Beach, FL 33401



Opening Reception: Friday, February 10, 2017

 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

East and Greenfield Galleries

Free and Open to the Public

Exhibit runs February 11 – March 10, 2017






The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.

For more information visit: or call 561-832-1776 x33




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Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

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Art Wynwood Pavilion Features Whitespace Col-lect

Join Whitespace in Miami at Art Wynwood! Don’t miss the VIP Preview Night on Thursday, February 16th. Whitespace continues  February 17, 18, 19, 20 with a full array of hand made jewelry, wearable art pieces and more from Col-léct at the Art Wynwood Pavilion. The Rickie Report shares the details so you can Become an Art Advocate!





For more information & A Complimentary Pass:








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Art Synergy/Art Boca Raton Announces Deadline For Artist Applications And Save The Date For Art Lovers

Art Synergy is inviting artists from Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties to apply to the call for artists for “Art Forms” at Art Boca Raton Contemporary Art Fair.  It takes place from March 16-19, 2017 at the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches in cooperation with Florida Atlantic University. Showcasing contemporary, modern and emerging art, sculpture, photography, works on paper and installations, the fair will offer a broad range of art to both beginning and seasoned collectors.   The Public is invited to all aspects of Art Boca.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.







Art Boca Raton 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017  6  – 10pm


Thursday, March 16, 2017 11 am- 7 pm
Friday, March 17, 2017 11 am- 7 pm
Saturday, March 18, 2017 11 am- 7 pm
Sunday, March 19, 2017 11 am- 6 pm


International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches
at the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University
3450 NW 8th Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33431


Art Boca Raton will encompass 60-65 dealers carefully selected by a curatorial committee in order to assure dealer quality and exclusivity.  The International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches will include a 65,000 sq. ft. /6100 sq. meter exhibition hall, a full-service restaurant, sculpture garden, and lecture hall facility. Ample parking and valet service will be available to fair attendees.


All artists wishing to participate are required to submit an application to the jury and must apply via Juried Art Services.

The non-refundable fee for the online application is $40. Due to limited space, only once piece may be submitted and cannot exceed 40” in width.

The deadline to apply is February 25, 2017




Art Synergy/Art Boca Raton 2017 Exhibition is open to all professional artists who reside and work in Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

All work to be exhibited must be well conceived, expertly executed, and arrive ready to hang.

If you need a pedestal or monitor YOU MUST PROVIDE IT.

All work should reflect the individuality of the artist.

Giclee reproductions of paintings will not be accepted.

**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.**


Apply at Juried Art Services





2D, 3D, and Video/Film


The images submitted must fully reflect the work to be exhibited in the booth. An artist who works in more than one media category must submit an application in each category. If one application is accepted, only work in that category may be exhibited.


Each applicant may submit (1i) one image of the work to be shown for consideration by the jury. 3-D art may submit 2 images. File format: JPEG only
Images must comply with those required by Juried Art Services
All image files must be labeled with: artist name_title_size.jpg or they will not be considered.


Jurors’ selections are based on the level of technical skill, quality of workmanship, and originality of design as represented in the images submitted.


Juror: James Lancel McElhinney

James Lancel McElhinney is a Visual artist, writer, educator, oral history specialist for the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, and webcast interviewer for the Newington-Cropsey Cultural Studies Center. He has exhibiting painting and drawing since 1976 both nationally and internationally. He recently completed writing and editing two books on drawing for Sterling Publishing and is currently working on a new book about painting for Watson & Nuptial. He is involved  in renewing a landscape project creating journal, multimedia, and visual art in graphic and painting media to explore the present condition of historic North American battlefields as a socio-esthetic artifact of post-industrial America. McElhinney ‘s goals for outcome include exhibitions, publications, multimedia presentations, lectures and interviews to forge a nexus between historic preservation, nature conservancy, heritage tourism and fine art for general, public audiences.




For more information about Art Boca and Art Synergy:

Art Synergy:

Art Boca Raton | Facebook:





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Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

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