Southern Handcraft Society Boca Raton Chapter Invites Everyone To “A Southern Christmas, 2015”

The Boca Raton Chapter of the Southern Handcraft Society’s 30th Annual Juried  Craft Show,”A Southern Christmas, 2015″ is an outstanding craft show that offers FREE Admission. All items are hand made and include some special numbered, limited edition Christmas ornaments that you can’t find anywhere else! This 3 day event is sure to help you with your holiday shopping and gift buying. You will be amazed at the holiday gifts, home decor, yummy food treats AND MUCH MORE!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!







Boca Raton Chapter

Southern Handcraft Society


30th Annual Juried Craft Show

Thursday, December 3, 1:00 PM – 9 PM
Friday, December 4, 9:00 AM – 9 :00 PM
Saturday, December 5, 9 AM – 1 PM


South side of Yamato Road, just west of Military Trail, Boca Raton

2000 West Yamato Road   Boca Raton, FL 33431

(1/4 mile west of Military Trail)






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







The Boca Raton Chapter of the Southern Handcraft Society is one of six unique chapters for all handcraft artists.







Originating in 1985, it’s members include beginners to accomplished artists.


All items at this event are Made in the USA by the artists at the show.






The items are all hand made and include some special numbered, limited edition Christmas ornaments that you can’t find anywhere else!




Home Decor!


Hostess Gifts, Stocking Stuffers and a Gift for Yourself!



SHS Boca Raton Chapter:

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

For more information about this Craft Fair or about the activities of the Boca Raton Chapter of SHS, please contact 561.450.5577




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Artists In Florida Calls For All Media In Juried Exhibition. Deadline December 7th.

Artists in Florida is proud to announce its new home, Galleria Gilda, located at 2211 North Dixie Highway, Lake Worth,FL.  The Opening Exhibit’s theme is ” Taking What It Gives You”.  The Juror is Jerry Rabinowitz, a South Florida based commercial and fine art photographer with National and International acclaim.  The Rickie Report shares the details  for you to Meet the Juror on November 3oth; attend the Grand Opening of Galleria Gilda on December 9th plus an Awards Reception on December 16th.  Please note: Deadline for entries is December 7th!








“Taking What It Gives You”

Deadline: December 7th


Submission Instructions and Online Submissions:
Click Here


Meet Jerry Rabinowitz, Juror

November 30, 2015

6:30 -8:30 pm

Jerry will speak about the Theme


Bring some art work to show for feedback  

$10 for non A.I.F.O members $5.00 for A.I.F.O members

Grand Opening:

December 9th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm

Wine, Cheese and Entertainment

See Jerry’s work on exhibit

Awards Ceremony:

December 16th   5:30 – 8:30 pm

Galleria Gilda


2211 North Dixie Highway    Lake Worth 33460



Photography by Jerry Rabinowitz

What You Need To Know:



  • Theme:  “Taking what it gives you”


  • Judge of the exhibition will be Jerry Rabinowitz


  • You can meet the judge and hear his talking presentation on the theme plus you can bring in some art work to show as a group discussion for feedback on November 30, 6:30 to 8:30.  $10 for non A.I.F.O members $5.00 for A.I.F.O members


  • The Deadline for the call is December 7, 2015


  • Notification December 9th.


  • Celebrate our Grand Opening on December 9th from 5:30 to 8:30 with wine, cheese and entertainment. See some of Jerry’s work will be on exhibit.Delivery is December 14th


  • You can submit on line up to 5 artwork pieces for $30.


  • All media is accepted.


  • 2D cannot be larger than 18 x 24.


  • Please use jpgs images long side 800 pixels at 300 dpi


  • We will exhibit 20 to 25 pieces on December 16 with Awards Ceremony. At the new gallery, Galleria Gilda located at 2211 North Dixie Highway, Lake Worth 33460.





Photography by Jerry Rabinowitz


About Artists In Florida:


We are offering a special membership to all that sign up by our Grand opening date 12/9. You can buy the palette yearly membership for only $125.00 that is a savings of $175.00. Please go on line and see what we are all about:

Contact us at or call 561-714-4871 for more information.





“Fall Dinner” photography by Jerry Rabinowitz




Jerry Rabinowitz:


Jerry Rabinowitz, a South Florida based commercial and fine art photographer, specializes in lifestyle, food and architecture. Jerry is the sole photographer of two lifestyle coffee table books on Palm Beach and the Hamptons published by Rizzoli and Abrams. His work is featured in many publications including Palm Beach Illustrated, Naples Illustrated, Florida Design, Architectural Digest, Town and Country as well as a cover story in Rangefinder magazine. Assignments have taken him through Central America, the Maya world, Europe and across the United States. Jerry’s images can be found in galleries, private collections as well as The Library of Congress Historic American Building Survey (HABS). Currently he is working on a personal fine art project concerning created wetlands, soon to be a limited edition book


Please visit Jerry’s FaceBook page:




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Delray Beach Woodturners Tim and Josh Carter Spin Wood Into Sculptural and Functional Art

Tim Carter has always appreciated the natural beauty of wood. With 30 years of experience in woodworking, this self-taught craftsman has turned a passion and hobby into a full time business with gallery representation and demands for custom pieces. His son, Josh Carter, is quickly making his own name in the art of woodturning.  The Rickie Report highlights this duo’s  inspired sculptural and functional art pieces.  As the holidays near, what better gift than a handmade one, which can become your family heirloom!


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Delray Beach Woodturners



Using a lathe, which spins the wood, and a variety of sharp hand tools such as gouges, skews and scrapers, Tim and Josh create both functional pieces and sculptural forms from stumps, logs and burls. They use woods that are native to Florida and other areas of the U.S. as well as exotic woods from around the world.



Maple Burl by Tim Carter


Tim typically has 30 to 40 species of wood in his shop, most of which is salvaged from the side of the road, recycled from local tree trimmers, or purchased through various sources. Josh often checks out his father’s wood supply and usually ends up with some nice pieces! Preferred Florida woods include Mahogany, Mango, Norfolk Island Pine, Sapodilla, Loquat and others.




Lattice Box by Josh Carter



Many of Tim’s more sculptural vessels are turned from Manzanita, a naturally red-toned, sub-terrain burl found in the mountains of the western U.S. and other burls. Exotics, such as African Wenge, Brazilian Bloodwood, and Snakewood from Surinam offer rich colors and grain patterns, ideal for individual pieces or for use as inlay. Of particular interest are woods that have developed unique characteristics in their aging process. Wormholes and spalting (the fine, dark lines that appear as wood starts to decay) create exciting challenges in woodturning.






Hollow Form With Lid and Agate Finial by Tim Carter




Tim never uses stains but rather uses various oil finishes to bring out the natural beauty of the wood. Many of his pieces will have some form of inlay such as slices of burl wood, brass, silver or semi-precious stones (lapis lazuli, malachite, coral, turquoise, onyx, and mother of pearl). Tim recently began experimenting with dyes to use on select woods, where the grain patterns are lost in the blandness of the wood (i.e., fruit woods and other very light woods). By layering blue, red, green and yellow dyes in specific ways, these woods are brought to life and given an almost glass-like appearance.






Fan Bowl by Josh Carter


“The unique properties of all types of wood intrigue me, and the more I learn, the more intrigued I become,” Tim says. “The natural grain of the wood tells a story about the tree’s original structure and hardness. The grain and knot patterns emerge as the wood is turned, and very often, surprising colors are also revealed. The greatest challenge is creating a piece with the right combination of wood(s), shape, texture, inlay and finish. No two pieces will ever be the same.”





Hollow Form with Inlay by Tim Carter


“Being the son of an incredibly talented wood turner has always been an encouraging characteristic of my life,” Josh says. “I was learning to turn on old vintage lathes by the time I was 8 years old. My father restores pre 1970’s lathes in his spare time, and gave me one as a gift. I continue to use it today.”




Hollow Bowl and Spoon by Josh Carter



Josh has developed his own unique style. He is known for his multi-level fan bowls, functional bowls, tongs and spoons as well as turned boxes with traditional lids or lattice (spider pattern) lids, which are very challenging to make.



Museum Store at Cornell Art Museum



Tim and Josh both reside in Delray Beach. Locally, their work can be found in the Museum Store at the Cornell Art Museum in downtown Delray Beach. Tim’s work is also in the Gift Shop at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in Lake Worth. He is also represented by the Blackfish Gallery in La Conner, Washington (just north of Seattle) and the Kokopelli Gallery in Laguna Beach, California.



Tim’s work is also in several private collections across the U.S. and in Delray’s Sister Cities of Miyazu, Japan and Moshe Tanzania. He has participated in Delray Affair, Mounts Botanical Gardens Spring and Fall Shows, Fairchild Gardens Ramble (Miami), and Palm Beach Home and Garden Show.




For more information about Tim Carter’s creations please visit:

For more information about Josh Carter’s creations please visit:




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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


Fish House Art Center Invites You To Mistletoe Madness, Art Gumbo Gallery And Danuta’s Den New Studio For Special Celebrations

Art Gumbo Gallery, Curators of “Something For Everyone” ask “Why not do something different”? Come down to the historic Fish House Art Center in Stuart to do your Holiday Shopping. There you will find Art Gumbo Gallery along with 9 other working artist studios in this unique Art Colony on the waterfront of the Manatee Pocket. After shopping, enjoy a glass of wine while taking in the glittering waterfront sights.  The Rickie Report introduces Danuta’s Den Grand Opening Reception on November 21st, gives details of Special Sales beginning November 27th, Mistletoe Madness on December 4th & 5th, the Martin County Boat Parade plus Toys For Tots, and Art Wreath Auction!





Fish House Art Center

Art Colony

4745 SE DeSoto Avenue

Manatee Pocket, Port Salerno ( Stuart), FL


The Public Is invited:


Danuta’s Den Grand Opening

Public Reception:


Saturday, November 21st  

5:30 – 8:30pm





Danuta’s Den offers individual and group classes, seminars and workshops in mixed media, acrylic, collage, sculpture, etching in an atmosphere where beginners as well as practiced artists will feel comfortable.  Danuta excels in helping people feel spontaneous about their creativity.  She teaches at the Elliot Museum and the Boys & Girls Club.  She is a prolific artist in her own right and is eager to share her passion for creativity with individual students, groups and organizations.




From the age of eight in her native Poland, Danuta Rothschild delighted in drawing portraits of her classmates and teachers in pencil and chalks. Attending the Academy of Arts in Warsaw in 1969, Danuta rigorously developed a wide variety of techniques from watercolor and pastels to oils and sculpture. After settling in the United States in 1971, Danuta studied at Pierce College in Woodland Hills.



Danuta With “Angel” Sculpture



Photos Courtesy Danuta Rothschild’s website


                                                                                      Danuta with “Indian Images”



In the past 15 years Danuta’s works have been shown in museums in Poland, France, Bosnia, and the U.S. She was a prizewinner at the L.A. 1998 World Contemporary Art International. She exhibited in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Venice, Santa Barbara, and Laguna Beach galleries, appeared on TV shows in France and Poland, and was featured in several articles in magazines and press. Her paintings can be found in a myriad of different art books. Her work is found in prestigious private collections and institutions world wide.




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“Van Gogh” Interpretations by Students

An artist of considerable breadth and stature, Danuta created a large number of series covering a wide variety of subjects. In her “Art About Art” series, she portrayed her favorite painters—Cezanne, Picasso, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and Modigliani—combining portraits with elements of their well-known works. Half homage, half subtle mischief, these whimsical paintings are perhaps more revealing of Danuta herself than the masters she reveres.  Her “Indian Images” series, inspired by the American Southwest, shows powerful strokes and somber moods vividly focusing on the inherent character and isolation of the American Native.



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Student Art Exhibit at Elliot Museum

Danuta’s social and political concerns are also expressed in “Storm of Madness,” reflecting a series of conflicts in the Middle East, paintings on America’s urban homeless, as well as “The Forgotten Children,” a project based on the plight of innocent victims of warfare and drought.  The subjects of World War II and the Holocaust are close to Danuta’s heart, and led her to paint a cycle of truly haunting works. “Silence” pays tribute to the forgotten heroes and is a passionate statement on human suffering, underscored with anguish-filled faces and ghost-like figures, taking the observer on a dark and emotionally heart-wrenching journey.



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Danuta Rothschild with her paintings

Photo Courtesy Michael Claren




Danuta’s more recent and less solemn interests include luminously rich and otherworldly landscapes, as well as portraits for which she is most widely known. Her ability to capture the scope of human experience—from the ominous to the magically affirming—is what makes her art so powerful. The brightly hued images of Danuta’s opus, including drawings, etchings, wall-sized portraits and sculpture, eclectically coexist amidst her studio bookshelves, photos, sketches, brushes and paint-boxes that portray an artist at work.


Contact Danuta Rothschild for more information:  

772.233.6020 or








Art Gumbo Gallery

Holiday Gift Table

November 27th – December 20th

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday – Sunday    Noon – 6pm






Art Gumbo Gallery Offers a Wide Variety of Decorative and Functional Art as well as Wearable Art and Affordable Handmade Gifts



Art Gumbo Gallery is Martin County’s largest art gallery and is winner of “Favorite Art Gallery” for 2014 & 2015. You will find fine art by local artists, jewelry and giftware.


Our Holiday Gift Table awaits you November 27th – December 20th.   Earn  gold coins with each purchase. Then choose a free gift by spending gold coins you earn with each purchase!



Redeem Your Gold Coins At The Holiday Gift Table!

M I S T L E T O E   MADNESS !!!!


Wreath Auction!!!!


Martin County Boat Parade !!!  

Toys For Tots Collection!!




Friday and Saturday

December 4th and 5th

 There will be holiday specials in all the studios!

On Friday Night, December 4th:

  • Cocktail party and Toys for Tots collection.
  • Come join us for holiday cheer at The Grove Dock Bar
  • Bring an unwrapped toy.
  • The artists hope to surpass the amount of Toys for Tots collected last year
  • All toys go to Martin County families.


On Saturday Night, December 5th:

Martin County Boat Parade!


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Also, for the 2nd year we will have our holiday and art wreath auction to benefit M.I.S.S (Mothers and Infants Striving for Success). Local artists and craftsmen will have wreaths on display beginning at Thanksgiving. Come bid on your favorite and help a local family and add a piece of original art to your holiday décor. Visit the Fish House for Mistle Toe Madness this year to listen to live music, buy handcrafted gifts and watch the Martin County Boat Parade.



Fish House Art Center:

The Fish House Art Center is home to 8 working artist studios that include Ceramics, Weaving, Wearable Art, Jewelry, Mosaics, Gifts and Fine Art. The studios will all have beautiful hand crafted items that are perfect for even the pickiest person on Santa’s list. Visit all the studio’s and be entered to win something special from each studio!

For more information:




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Brewhouse Gallery Announces Big Plans In Lake Park; Offers November Nights Filled With Events Because “Somethin’s Brewin”!

The Brewhouse Gallery is changing up its Artist Night to tomorrow – Thursday, November 19th (due to the Thanksgiving holiday).  Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting. NOTE: The artwork will change December 1st, so if you’ve been waiting to buy something you like, don’t wait!  Purchase a piece of art (no price minimum) and get a ticket for a $50 gift Certificate drawing to The Brewhouse Gallery. Tell your friends and help support our extremely talented local artists! Stick around and enjoy the regularly scheduled open mic night with some great local, live music, poetry, comedians and more.  The Brewhouse is hosting the Art Expo at an event in January: Looking for artists, artisans, crafters, vendors. In addition, any artists interested in applying for space within the Brewhouse Gallery are welcome! The Rickie Report shares these details, including the BIG NEWS in Lake Park, FL.! Remember, The Brewhouse will be closed for Thanksgiving.














12:00PM – 12:00AM

Closed For Thanksgiving Day



720 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL 33403




BIG NEWS for Lake Park, FL!!!!


Here is the latest from AJ Brockman, “The Brewhouse Gallery has so much good news flying around on a daily basis that things sometimes get lost. That being said, this week marks one of the most incredible opportunities we could have ever hoped for. This is not a joke so please prepare yourselves, We have purchased an entire CITY BLOCK! That’s right, the team behind Brewhouse Gallery has taken the next step in revitalizing Lake Park and building something special by taking over ownership of the whole building. This includes bringing back the Mos’Art Theater (or as some of you may remember it the Kelsey Club). At this point we are all in… All in because we believe in what this area is becoming, the amazing support we get from all of you every day, the staff (or family as we like to say) behind us, and the ultimate vision of building a community”.





“Now, the real work begins. The sort of work that will ultimately change history. In this work we need your help… So please spread the word on what we are doing, scream it if you have to. We have a bunch of retail spaces available and we would love to hear what sort of project you might be interested in bringing to the scene. Keep an eye out for some brainstorming sessions and community forms in which we want feedback from all of you. We truly could have never imagined this journey and outcome in only a few short years, but it’s possible because of all of you and that can’t be said enough. The future is now, let’s do this!!”





Thursday, November 19th 6 – 9 pm



Kevin Goff ◊ AJ Brockman ◊ Emmanuel Gonzales ◊ Troy Miessau ◊ Erin Link ◊ Dawn Everett ◊ Craig McInnis ◊ Phil Carlucci ◊ Derek LaRosa ◊ Brad Cain ◊ James Chambers ◊ Richard Dickhaus ◊ Johnol Jones ◊ Matt Baran ◊ Nicole Galluccio ◊ Diane Hutchinson ◊ Phil Fung ◊ Artist Don

Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting.
Everyone who purchases a piece of art (no price minimum) will receive a ticket for a $50 gift Certificate drawing to The Brewhouse Gallery.




Call for 2D and 3D Artwork

Brian Jackson Music Festival:

The Brewhouse Gallery is the presenting sponsor for the Art Expo portion of the Festival. Here is all the information about the event:

This should be a great event with a huge turnout and the vending fees are very competitive. Over 3,000 people are expected to attend!

Great for emerging and established artists!



Brewhouse Diner Dogs Quesadilla

Other Unique Food Items Will Be Offered! Stay Tuned~



Want To Share Your Artwork?


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



Brewhouse Iron Art & Brews

Vintage motorcycle nights!
Every last Friday of the month 6 -10 pm

Raffles! Product give away! Art Work! Live Music! Beer Specials!
Craft and micro brew beers! Vintage Arcade Games! Vintage Iron merch! & More…….

All motorcycles welcome! All Modern Classics, Sport Bikes and of course Vintage motorcycles 25 years or older welcome to display in the free roped off show parking!
Come out and join Vintage Iron Club! Become a member at the event! Get info at the VIC tent!


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



Here’s The Line Up*


Board Game Night!



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



3D art!



Wednesday – Trivia Night, 7 to 9. Brought to you by Think and Drink Trivia! (Listed in the top 50 favorite things to do in all of Palm Beach County by The Palm Beach Post).




Open Mic Night!



Thursday – : Open Mic Night : 8 to 11 : Join us for our Thursday Hosted Open Mic Night. Thursday’s have a great vibe with a killer lineup of songwriters, musicians, comedians and more.

Sign-ups start around 7 and performers take the stage around 8 pm. We have an in-house PA (limited microphones, cables, etc.) so please bring your equipment. It is a great mix of guitarists, spoken word poetry, vocalists, keyboard, drums, Improv & more.

One drink minimum for performers and guests. More info for performers, call : 561-771-1641 or 561-469-8930



Full House!



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





Vintage Games!



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




Every Other Sunday, 2 – 4 pm




Sunday – *FEATURED* : 7 to 10 : Featuring rotating musicians every Sunday evening.



  • November 20: Founders Brewery Spotlight, The Holidazed 8-11 
  • November 21: Gary Frost 8-11
  • November 22: Zack Jones
  • November 27: Jangle Leg 8-11
  • November 28: Jon Greco 8-11



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



Rent the Space!


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



For up-to-the-minute listings of events visit:




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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420



Cornell Art Museum At Old School Square Hosts Museum Store Trunk Show On Black Friday Weekend

The Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square will host a Museum Store Trunk Show during Black Friday Weekend. Start your Black Friday weekend shopping at Old School Square! The Cornell Art Museum has invited their Museum Store artists to participate in a Trunk Show, Friday, Saturday and Sunday November 27th, 28th, 29th from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Rickie Report urges you to support local artists and as you will see from some sneak peeks and details in this article, they are being sold nation-wide and world-wide!  Plus, mark your calendars for the First Friday Art Walk on December 4th!






Black Friday Weekend Trunk Show

Friday, November 27th

Saturday, November 28th

Sunday, November 29th


10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

51 N. Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444





Cornell Art Museum Store



The Cornell Art Museum Store is a perfect place to find that unique gift for someone special! 50 area artists participate in the store with fine art, jewelry, wearable art, candles, soaps, cards and hand-crafted items in glass, wood and ceramics.





Cornell Art Museum Store Features Hand Turned Wood Pieces


The Trunk Show will feature 20 of these artists with expanded inventory to give shoppers a great selection!














Wearable Art, Jewelry, Handmade Fused Glass



Store artists include Debra Acquilano, Tanvi Asher, Steve Blackwood, Jared Bonaventura, Mary Canuso, Joshua Carter, Tim Carter, Soy Co., Reed Dixon, Karen Eskesen, Barb Fernandez, Natalie Gagliano, Tiny Gang, Noah Garbarino, Juliana Gatto, Marusca Gatto, Colleen Glazer, Mike Goldberg, Carla Golembe, Linda Greenwald, Irma Haroon, Tara Heal, Claudia Henao, Orlando Ibanez, Melanie Johanson, Amanda Johnson, Pat Kaufman, Tara Kaufman, Stephanie Knecht, Anthony Kramer, Deb LaFogg, Lily Larson, Jeni Licata, HomeStyle LLC, Anita Lovitt, Patricia Maguire, Ann Monthei, Patti Nielsen, Barbara O’Connell, Ralph Papa, Sally Petrillo, Missy Pierce, James Rabidoux, Ingrid Schindall, Magnus Sebastian, Marti Seligman, Ronald Shaw, Lee Simon, Lianna Slater, Kathy Spalluto, Jerilyn Stone and Dale Wynne.





Handmade Ceramics, Soaps & Body Lotions








Bring your friends and make a day of it in downtown Delray Beach!

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First Friday Artwalk

December 4th    6-9 p.m.

First Friday Artwalk is an open house for the galleries in downtown Delray Beach. Start your evening at the Cornell Art Museum! Admission is free; enjoy complimentary light bites and cash bar. Meet featured glass artists, Claudia Henao and Marusca Gatto. Then make your way to other art galleries along Atlantic Avenue, in Pineapple Grove and in Artists Alley.




Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Celebrating 25 years as the community’s gathering place, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The Creative Arts School (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography, writing and performance classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on all programs and services, call 561-243-7922 or visit





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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


Visit Bonnet House And Gardens Plus Docent-Led Tour Of NSU Art Museum

The Mandel JCC of Palm Beach Gardens is proud to offer you a jam packed day full of some of Fort Lauderdale’s finest! On Thursday, January 7th, meet at the JCC at 8:00am and take a chartered bus down south beginning your day with a narrated tram tour of The Bonnet House and Gardens. This historic estate on Fort Lauderdale Beach was the winter home of artists Frederic Clay Bartlett and Evelyn Fortune Bartlett. Have lunch as a group and then journey on a docent-led tour of the NSU Art Museum. The museum includes the largest collection of 19th and early 20th Century paintings, drawings by the American realist, William Glackens, and the most extensive holding in the U.S. of works by post World War II artists.  The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds you that this is open to non-members as well as members of the JCC.  Pre-registration closes on December 17th, so make your reservations now!





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The Bonnet House & Gardens


the NSU Art Museum



Thursday, January 7, 2016

8:00 am Departure/ 6:00 pm Return

Pre-registration by December 17th

$75/Member; $87/ Guest


5221 Hood Rd.      Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418






Bonnet House and Gardens




In 1895, Hugh Taylor Birch purchased the Bonnet House property and in 1919, he gave it to his daughter Helen and her husband Frederic Clay Bartlett as a wedding present. A year later, the newlyweds began construction of the Bonnet House. They built the home as a winter retreat where Frederic could pursue his artwork and Helen could write music and poetry. Unfortunately, their time in that house was short lived, because in 1925, Helen passed away from breast cancer. Bartlett’s visits to the house became more sporadic until he remarried Evelyn Fortune Lilly six years later. With his new wife in tow, they began a total renaissance on the home and began embellishing the Bonnet House into what it is today. When Frederic died in 1953, Evelyn still continued returning to the home until 1983, when she gave the Bonnet House to the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. At the time, this was the largest charitable gift in Florida history, but this ensured Lilly that the home would be enjoyed by generations to come.






NSU Art Museum


After experiencing the beauty of the Bonnet House, we will all have lunch as a group and then journey on a docent led tour of the NSU Art Museum. Founded in 1958, the museum is located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. The 83,000 square-foot building contains 25,000 square feet of exhibition space, a 256-seat auditorium, Museum Store and Café. The museum’s permanent collection has over 6,000 pieces- including the largest collection of 19th and early 20th century paintings and drawings by the American realist William Glackens, the most extensive holding in the U.S. of works by post World War II artists.




The mission of the NSU Art Museum is “to provide exceptional opportunities to access, learn from and be inspired by the highest level of visual artistic expression throughout time and from around the world and to engage a wide audience by offering diverse and innovative exhibitions, dynamic education and public programs, and by developing an exceptional collection, and fostering original research and intellectual inquiry.”



For more information on the Mandel JCC or this exhibit, please visit our website at

Feel free to contact us at 561-712-5232.

The address for this event is 5221 Hood Rd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418.



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Whitespace The Mordes Collection Opens For Season This Weekend With Meet & Greet Opportunities, Tours and Shopping

Whitespace, The Mordes Collection, opens this Friday, November 20th, offering Saturday and Sunday hours throughout season.  Elayne Mordes shares her passion and vision for contemporary art and we are lucky enough to live nearby to take advantage of all the opportunities she has planned! “An Historical Survey of Contemporary Photography” leads the way. There are opportunities to Meet and Greet Special Project artist, Cat Buono, plus The De Buck Gallery owner, David De Buck and artist, Joseph Cohen. Don’t miss Whitespace Limited Editions of Emma Fineman’s “Freak”, Robert Burger’s unique ceramics and Co-léct’s international artists offering wearable art, functional decor and beautiful handmade gift items.  Docent-led tours for small groups and organizations are available throughout season.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details here.  We suggest you consider having a special event, party or organization function in this spectacular space!





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Call For Submissions For “Day With(out) Art Exhibition” Deadline Is November 24th

Compass Community Center is accepting submissions of artwork from local artists for a curated group exhibition to commemorate World AIDS Day from December 1st through December 11th. We invite visual artists in diverse mediums (painting, drawing, printing, photography, murals, collage,etc.) to donate artwork related to, or inspired by, the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The work will be auctioned at the Opening Exhibit of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt on December 2, 2015. We are accepting work that communicates a clear message on the theme. The event will showcase the work of local artists, as well as, support HIV/AIDS education and prevention efforts in the local community.  There is NO FEE to enter.  The Rickie Report shares the details about all of the events and application process here.  






“Day With(out) Art” Exhibition 

December 2-11, 2015



This exhibit is in conjunction

with the
NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and Exhibition


Call for Submissions Deadline November 24, 2015

All media accepted

Open to all artists

All Events Open To The Public

Tuesday, December 1st

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Overview of the event:

All artwork will be covered with black cloths.

Voices of Pride musical performance, Candlelight Vigil, Calling of the Names, and Quilt Panel Induction of community members that we have lost.

Wednesday, December 2nd

Unveil: The Stigma, The Truth, The Art

 7 – 9 pm

Unveiling of Art and Opening Ceremony for The Quilt Display. Showcasing artwork that displays emotionally charged, personal perspectives from moments in the public history of HIV/AIDS. Artwork will be donated and auctioned off. Performance by Palm Beach Opera.






Art has been an effective mechanism to inspire deep and lasting social change. Our goal is to elicit new actions, provoke new dialogue, and catalyze new ideas that facilitate social change as it relates to HIV/AIDS. We look forward to each artist submitting a piece that will reflect the ability of art to promote respect, love, and change in the battle against HIV/AIDS, as well as celebrate the talent of all contributing artists.The intention of this event is to:
  • Commemorate the loss of artists and arts professionals
  • Create greater awareness about the spread of HIV/AIDS
  • Publicize the needs of people with HIV/AIDS

Event Details:

On December 1st Compass will host Day With(out) Art in which all pieces in the exhibit will be shrouded in black fabric.
On December 2nd we will celebrate with the Unveiling of Art and Artist Reception for NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. We will hold an auction of donated pieces, enjoy a live performance by Palm Beach Opera, and a wine reception.
Selected artists will be provided with a 6 foot table to display/sell their artwork. Artists will provide their own displays (i.e. easels) and tablecloths.
Compass Community Center
201 N. Dixie Highway Lake Worth, FL 33460 561.533.9699 History of Day Without Art

An International Day of Action and Mourning

in response to the AIDS Crisis

In 1989, in response to the worsening AIDS crisis and coinciding with the World Health Organization’s second annual World AIDS Day on December 1, Visual AIDS organized the first Day With(out )Art. A Visual AIDS committee of art workers (curators, writers, and art professionals) sent out a call for “mourning and action in response to the AIDS crisis” that would celebrate the lives and achievements of lost colleagues and friends; encourage caring for all people with AIDS; educating diverse publics about HIV infection; and finding a cure. More than 800 arts organizations, museums and galleries throughout the U.S. participated by shrouding artworks in black cloth and replacing them with information about HIV and safer sex, locking their doors or dimming their lights, and producing exhibitions, programs, readings, memorials, rituals, and performances. Visual AIDS coordinated this network mega­event by producing a poster, handling promotion and press relations.


Important Dates:

  • November 24th: Submissions and Application Form Due


  • December 1st: Day With(out) Art/World AIDS Day: All artwork is shrouded in black cloth to represent the loss the art world has experienced due to HIV/AIDS


  • December 2nd: Artist reception, unveiling of art, and auction


  • December 2nd through December 11: NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and Exhibition on display

World AIDS Day Art Show: Application for Artwork

Name: (How you want to be listed in all program materials)
City:                                                                 State:
Zip:                                                                  Phone Number:
Email Address:
I am willing to donate artwork for the event (Y/N):
The value of my artwork:
Description of the artwork:
Please attach:
  1. Artist Biography/Resume
  2. Artist’s Statement – A brief statement no more than one page on why the artist would like to participate in this community event.
  3. jpegs of artwork

Please submit application and artwork


November 24th, 2015:

Rolando Chang Barrero (786) 521­1199

Compass Community Center

201 N. Dixie Highway Lake Worth, FL 33460 561.533.9699


More Information:


Each year, Compass Community Center hosts the largest display of rotating panels from the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt in honor of World AIDS Day in South Florida. The AIDS Memorial Quilt is the largest folk art exhibit in the world. This year, we invite you to join us in honoring World AIDS Day during our two week celebration beginning December 1st, with A Day Without Art, the International Day of Mourning and Action in response to the AIDS crisis. For more information about this campaign and the origins of Day With(out) Art, please visit www.visuala


About Visual AIDS:



World AIDS Day serves as a platform to increase awareness of the AIDS pandemic and to inspire positive action through education, testing, and standing in solidarity with those affected by the virus. HIV/AIDS has had a major impact locally and globally:

    • 35 Million people worldwide are currently living with HIV/AIDS
    • Over 1.2 Million people in the U .S. are living with HIV; almost 1 in 8 are unaware of their infection
    • 8,197 people are currently living with HIV/AIDS in Palm Beach County
    • 5,897 newly diagnosed HIV infections in Florida in 2014How to get involved:
    • Become a sponsor
    • Donate a piece of art to be displayed at Compass from Dec. l-Dec.11
    • Cover or remove your artwork and replace it with information about HIV prevention and local resources Compass will provide material to cover your art and/or images and information to display.
    • Attend one, or more, of our events held at Compass from Dec. I – Dec.11
We look forward to collaborating with local artists, arts organizations, museums, galleries, art enthusiasts, and our community to commemorate World AIDS Day like never before. Thank you for your support in the fight against HIV/AIDS in our local and global community.
With commitment and passion,
Julia Murphy, Program Development Director


Rolando Chang Barrero, Curator,

Julia Murphy, Program Development Director



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Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead And Fossil Show At South Florida Fairgrounds November 21 and 22

The 49th annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show is coming! There is a lot to see and do at this two-day indoor event! On November 21st and 22nd, the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center will be transformed into the largest culturally stimulating event ALL AGES can enjoy. Over 80 dealers will offer gems, jewelry, loose beads, specimen collections, geodes, rocks, tools, fossils and more than we can list! The Rickie Report highlights the Show here and reminds you that the Society holds monthly meetings. We’re giving you a discount coupon plus some sneak peeks!

















  • The Gem and Mineral Society offers many types of educational and cultural experiences.
  • We operate a full lapidary shop open to our members.
  • Classes in lapidary
  • Classes in jewelry making for adults
  • Classes in jewelry making for children

Our monthly meetings are held at the West Palm Beach Garden Club in Dreher Park on the 3rd Thursday of each month and feature guest speakers or demonstrations that are educational as well as entertaining. Visit our web site for more information, photos from past shows, membership forms and $1 discount coupons for the show. Membership applications are available at the show or on our web site:




Raffle item (Photo Courtesy of GMS)



Our show is run totally by our member volunteers, who are eager to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with everyone! Proceeds from the show provide the operating budget for the Society for the following year.



Gemstones, Pearls, Glass beads and so much More!

 (Photo Courtesy of GMS)

Seeing actual fossils, touching gem stones and finding the rocks where they are found is an exciting experience!




Sluicing at the Mine and Junior Rockhound Activities

(Photo Courtesy of GMS)





Fine Jewelry  (Photo Courtesy of GMS)



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