Mark Allen Brings Us “Proper Mental Attitude”

Mark Allen is a “re-emerging” artist.  In his early years, he sculpted and used “found objects” before the term even existed. Over thirty years ago he created cartoons. When their older son, Jared, succumbed to cancer, life for Mark and his wife, Donna changed.  Mark’s art has been his therapy since then, and until recently, he was keeping it within the family. The Rickie Report is honored to share Mark Allen’s artistry and his story, which is so poignant as we approach Father’s Day.





Proper Mental Attitude


The Arts Arena Gallery

Friday, June 19th

6 – 8:30 pm

777 E. Atlantic Avenue    Delray Beach, FL 33483



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Mark Allen tells The Rickie Report, “Proper Mental Attitude illustrates ‘nobody gets out of this life untouched’ and despite the depths of grief or despair we might just find the strength to laugh, love and live. ‘We can live until we die or we can die until we die’ …..hence, Proper Mental Attitude.”


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“Some People Just Don’t Get It” by Mark Allen




Mark Allen has always been a creative person, using “found objects” before the term was even in popular vocabulary.  Until recently, Mark and Donna Allen’s creative force has been in the food industry. It seems fitting that he sold one of his favorite sculptures, “Lunch Box” to another restaurant. 

"At Least They Aren't Salted" by Mark Allen

“At Least They Aren’t Salted” by Mark Allen



Borne out of a need to create something positive while his older son succumbed to cancer, Mark’s cynical sense of humor remained raw and honest. It was during life’s most challenging moments that Mark chose to use his talents to find purpose and inspiration as a way to maintain his own sanity and pay homage to an eight year old’s life well lived and loved.


Image by Mark Allen

Painting by Mark Allen



Life itself doesn’t have to be black and white. Vibrant moments can be experienced if you allow yourself to venture into that world.  Perhaps considered primitive or simplistic, Mark’s use of color and lack of depth are both instinctive and purposeful. The message speaks for itself as you are unwittingly, but willingly, invited into the idyllic images.


"Chicken Soup" by Mark Allen

“Chicken Soup” by Mark Allen

Having started to cartoon over 30 years ago, Mark shared the passion with his son, Jared.  Before succumbing to cancer, Jared drew  a satiric “Toaster Man” cartoon.  During shiva, the time of mourning immediately following death, Mark was appalled at the comments some people shared, in trying to be “comforting.”  Mark shares this life lesson with us.  “Saying “You must be relieved”, is NOT comforting.  Say nothing.  Reminisce.  Say nothing.  Hug us.”  Mark tells The Rickie Report, “That’s how the cartoons started. In black and white. No color.”

Painting by Mark Allen

Painting by Mark Allen

In 1995, Mark began working with Charles Fazzino, Master of 3D Pop Art.  As Fazzino’s techniques influenced Mark, his cartoons began to change. He incorporated more dimension.  Mark and Donna went into the restaurant business to earn a living and left the art world in the shadows.  Actually, Mark left the art in his closet and would steal away minutes of time to work on art pieces, standing in the closet!

Painting by Mark Allen

Painting by Mark Allen

Around 2010, Mark returned to using colored pencils and oil pastels and was ready to retire from the restaurant business. Max Beckman fell in love with Mark’s art and helped reconnect Mark with his inner artist.  Between 2011 -2012, increasing color seeped into Mark’s life. When we spoke recently, he shared, “Now I only see in color and composition. It is pretty much the way I see life. Color and composition is what matters.”

Painting by Mark Allen

Painting by Mark Allen

In 2013, the Allens moved from Arizona to Palm Beach County, FL.  Mark’s recent work is more defined. He is “putting the world back into order, outlining everything.”  His work is currently at the Arts Arena Gallery in Delray Beach and he is already scheduled for two SOLO Exhibitions: December 6, 2015 through January, 2016 (at the Weisman Center) and 40 pieces at the Spanish River Library in June, 2017.  Art patrons will be able to see the evolution of Mark’s artistry, which continues to evolve.

Mark graduated from the High School of Music and Art (NYC) and Hobart College (Bachelor’s in Fine Arts/Geneva, NY) . He was a member of the Students’ Art League (NY) and is now an exhibiting member of the Delray Art League (FL) and Gold Coast Watercolor Society (FL) .

For more information about Mark’s artistry, please contact:



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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


The Brewhouse Gallery Is Bringing Hot Entertainment And Cool Deals

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








12:00PM – 12:00AM

720 Park Avenue   Lake Park, FL 33403






Thursday, June 25       6 – 9 pm

Sarah Lapierre

Cynthia Hockaden

Francis Lynn

William King

Phil Fung

Matt Godwin

Kevin Goff

Craig McInnis

Emmanuel Gonzales

Danny Albertson

Michael Pucciarelli

Scott White

Wendi Willis


Craig Dietrich

Diane Hutchinson

Tory Miessau




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






Want IN?

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

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




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

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


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

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

Food from Tacos Don Pepé!



Here’s The LineUp*







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




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






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

One drink minimum for performers and guests.  

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





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


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



Sunday, June 28th 2pm





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


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




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



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


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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


Got Glass? Need Glass? McMow Shares Workshops, Classes and Supplies

The only rule at McMow Art Glass is to wear closed-toe shoes.  After that, let your imagination be your inspiration as you learn new techniques in mosaic glass, fused glass and more! The Rickie Report shares the schedule here, from introductory sessions with stained glass, stringers and advanced methods. Don’t miss tonight’s Draped Sea Grass Vase class, which is great for beginners!


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701 North Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth, FL. 33460

561.585.9011 EXT 106









with Patti

TONIGHT! Wednesday June 17th

Sea Grass Vase

Sea Grass Vase

Perfect for Beginners!

Create an ‘under the sea’ inspired fused and draped vase out of cut strips of glass that is both artistic and functional in this 2 hour course! No fusing experience required, this is the perfect class for beginners who are looking to create a fun piece for themselves or a great handmade gift for someone special!





with Faith

Saturday June 20th 9 am-3 pm
Saturday June 27th 9 am-Noon


Wind Chime


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In this 2 day class students will learn how to make a beautiful and one of a kind fused glass wind chime that incorporates kiln carved details. Create your fused & kiln carved glass pieces on the first Saturday and learn how to assemble and string them on the second Saturday. Cutting experience is required, please bring your cutting and breaking tools with you to class. All materials included except beading supplies.





with Meagan

Wednesday June 24th
6 – 8 pm



Sunflower Project

Sunflower Project



Keep The Sunflower Mold After This Class!

Keep The Sunflower Mold After This Class!

Create this adorable summer inspired sunflower out of frit and a Colour De Verre mold! Pieces may either be cast and then slumped into a plate or cast and attached to a piece of re-bar to create a garden stake! Cost includes all materials and the Colour De Verre mold is yours to keep!






with Phil

Saturday July 11th
Noon – 3 pm



Cutting Glass

Cutting Glass

In this 3 hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the do’s & don’ts of cutting glass. This class is perfect for students who have taken an entry level fusing, mosaic, or stained glass class and are looking to improve or brush up on cutting skills.





with Taylor

Wednesday July 15th- July 29th
(3 consecutive Wednesdays)
6 – 8 pm



Mosaic Sea Shell Project

Mosaic Sea Shell Project

This entry level mosaic class is just perfect for summer! Students will learn traditional mosaic technique while creating a piece inspired by the sea. There will be a variety of patterns to choose from. Please feel free to bring your own seashells or treasures from the sea to incorporate into your piece! All materials are included.





with Phil

Saturday July 18th-August 1st
(3 Consecutive Saturdays)
9 am- Noon





In this 3 session course, experienced students will have the opportunity to develop more advanced projects and create multiple fused pieces of their choice! Entry level fusing knowledge and cutting experience is required. Class size is limited for a more focused learning experience. Students must supply their own tools & materials and projects must be developed and discussed in class with the instructor or pre-approved by the instructor. Course cost includes 2 kiln firings, each additional kiln firing is only $10!




with Faith

Saturday July 18th
1-3 pm


Framing Your Glass Creations

Framing Your Glass Creations

Watch & learn the ins and outs of framing your stained glass projects and how to work with a variety of framing materials in this 2 hour lab.

Here is a listing of all classes:



TONIGHT! Wednesday June 17: DRAPED SEA GRASS VASES 6 – 8pm $125.


Part 1 of 2 9am -3pm $150.

Wednesday, June 24th: COLOUR DE VERRE SUNFLOWERS 6-8pm $125.


Part 2 of 2 9am – Noon

Saturday, June 27th: SLUMPING SESSION 1 -3 pm $85.


Wednesday, July 8th:TASTE OF FUSING 6 -8 pm $70.

Saturday, July 11th: COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE 12 – 3pm $55.

Wednesday,July 15th,22nd,29th:BEACH SCENE MOSAICS

(3 consecutive classes) 6-8 pm $150.

Saturday, July 18th – August 1st: INTERMEDIATE FUSING WORKSHOP

9 am – Noon $110.

Saturday, July 18th: FRAMING LAB 1 -3 pm $25.

Saturday,July 25th: SLUMPING SESSION 1 -3 pm $85.

For more information please contact:

McMow Art Glass
701 North Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth, FL. 33460

Phone: 561.585.9011 EXT 106 Toll Free: 1.888.701.3494

Fax: 561.586.2292


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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


Artists Need Paint! New Matisse Paints Are Available at Jerry’s Artarama

Jerry’s Artarama of West Palm Beach, known as the “The Candy Store For Artists”, is offering a number of specials this summer.  New products, including New Matisse Paints are available. And while school may be out, it is always the right time to stock up.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.








2505 Okeechobee Boulevard ( Suite Q)

West Palm Beach, FL 33409




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Jerry’s Artarama is “The candy store for artists!”

Their VIP membership is FREE and with it, you get special deals throughout the year. Check out the deals!

For more information please call or visit:





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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


Barry Friedman Now Showing At Two Local Galleries

Emerging artist, Barry Friedman, is now showing his artistry at two galleries!  His unique art, created with plaster and paint, makes a statement but not only on walls! This Delray-based artist’s work makes terrific table tops which can be imagined for a client’s specific decor.  Use one of Friedman’s pieces within a lit buffet cabinet or add your own seashells to a coffee table top!  The Rickie Report shares some photos, but having seen these, knows it is best to see them in person.  




Imaginative Texture and Color

Artisans On The Ave is having a special opening for Father’s Day, on June 19  6-9 pm

 Barry will be one of the featured artists. It is open to the public.


Artisans On The Ave

630 Lake Avenue    Lake Worth

OSGS Gallery

 500 Northwood Road   West Palm Beach


"Multi-Tex" by Barry Friedman

“Multi-Tex” by Barry Friedman


Barry Friedman is new to the local art scene, or for that matter, pretty new to art! But that is not stopping him from creating and showing his work. Barry’s favorite memories of childhood are the times when he was creating sculptures from nails and scrap pieces of wood. At the time, he didn’t consider it sculpture or even art and had no idea where it would lead, but he knew he loved doing it.



Mirror by Barry Friedman

Mirror by Barry Friedman


Now many years later, Berry’s works have become more complex and are no longer made of scraps but the same attitude of fun and creativity remains when creating art and is evident in every piece.  Barry started out in the garment industry in New York, working with his father.  While there, he studied at The Fashion Institute of Technology and found himself drawn to creating designs that incorporated innovative blends of color incorporated with unique and novel textures.



"Ocean Table" by Barry Friedman

“Ocean Table” by Barry Friedman

Add your sea shells or other found objects!

Barry also welcomes commissions and will create wall art or furniture to your specifications and colors.




Some years later, while working at Marvel Entertainment, he was mesmerized watching comic books and consumer packaging come to life utilizing various airbrush techniques.  He dabbled in some airbrush painting but his main focus was work and family.




Wall Art by Barry Friedman

Wall Art by Barry Friedman, Hanging at OSGS


After 20 plus years in the apparel field, Barry began working in the world of technology. While this challenged his creativity, it was completely different type of creative expression and he still missed expressing his vision of color and texture.  Barry began experimenting with various mediums in an effort to find the perfect vehicle to express that combination and discovered plaster in a most peculiar way.  When rollerblading, he fell and broke his wrist!  While watching the plaster being applied to his wrist, the answer to his creative quandary was suddenly very apparent!


"Ocean Waves" by Barry Friedman

“Ocean Waves” by Barry Friedman


This inspired him to use plaster and incorporate it in an unconventional way to create art. He began making beautiful textural pieces enhanced by the use of color, applied with an airbrush, designing wall art as well as furniture.


Lit Buffet by Barry Friedman

Lit Buffet by Barry Friedman

Customize with your color scheme!




Barry says, “My work is an exploration in texture and color. Drawing from my background in the apparel and technology industries, I work in plaster with a childlike curiosity, never knowing what shape the plaster will take.  When the shape and structure emerge, I apply color with an airbrush giving life and character to the textures I have created.”



"Multi Color Table" by Barry Friedman

“Multi Color Table” by Barry Friedman


A few months ago, Barry decided to take a leap of faith and bring his work to the public. He hired a rep, had a website created and hit the road. Barry is proud to say that his work is now available for purchase at OSGS Gallery in the Northwood district of West Palm Beach and at Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth.




For more information and to see more of Barry’s work please visit:




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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420




Talin’s Tropical Studio Has Special Offer For Summer Art Activities For Adults And Kids

The popular artist studio and art activity haven, Talin’s Tropical Studio tells The Rickie Report they are Open For Business and CREATIVITY in their new space! We share the information here and once again marvel at the power of art in our lives.  Talin’s Tropical Studio continues to offer summer art activities for children and adults, including art therapy, as Talin Lyman has been doing for the past 29 years! Talin has a special offer running through August 15th: Bring 3 Get 1 Free! Kids, who bring 3 friends to Summer Art Camp, will receive one class ABSOLUTELY FREE! Note to interior designers and fabric lovers: Talin creates her own exclusive designs.


Talin’s Tropical Studio


2915 South Federal Hwy Suite D-3


Delray Beach, FL 33483




Creative FUN at Talin's Tropical Studio

Creative FUN at Talin’s Tropical Studio



Talin’s Tropical Studio has been in South Florida for over 29 years. It’s a great place to learn how to paint, no matter what age or expertise level. It’s as easy as coming in, finding a picture that you would like to paint, and having Founder and President, Talin Lyman, show you how!


The art classes are lighthearted, happy, fun, and easy with everyone walking out the door with their own painting! Art is therapy for kids and adults including cancer and stroke patients PLUS it is a great stress reliever!


Ms. Lyman, a professional artist herself, has been able to bring joy and fun to the community, ages 5 to 95, through her studio for 29 years.  Talin now operates her new Delray Studio at 2915 South Federal Hwy Suite D-3.  She tells The Rickie Report, “We have lots of fun classes for kids and adults alike, and even Summer Art Camp for the kids!”


  • Adult freestyle classes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00am to 12:00pm (all mediums, levels, styles) 
  • Adult cork n’ canvas on Thursdays and Fridays from 6:00 to 8:00pm
  • Kid’s afternoon art club (during school year) on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 3:30 to 5:30 pm
  • Kid’s Art Camp during all school breaks from 9:30am to 4:00pm daily
  • Special Offer running through August 15th: Bring 3 Get 1 Free! Kids, who bring 3 friends to our Summer Art Camp, will receive one class ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Interior Designers, Decorators and Home Improvers, Take Note!

Talin Lyman also offers Exclusive Designer Fabrics & Custom Handpainted Fabrics. 


Greatness, in the world of art is a subjective judgment. However, Talin Lyman’s (formerly Johnson) prized client list would suggest a consistent theme – others who have made great achievement their legacy seek out her works and designs. If the company she keeps is any indication, Talin too will be noted as a great achiever in the art and design world. Her one-of-a-kind musical painting rests in China at the home of the Chinese Ambassador. Two grand frescos can be found in Tuscany and in Rome at the Intercontinental hotels; each one over 120 square feet in size. Talin was commissioned to paint a mural which now adorns a wall in the winter home of one of the U.S. vice-presidents. The list goes on. Dennis Max, famed south Florida restaurateur owns her paintings and rugs. Rainier Neuman, caterer to Donald Trump and other notables in Palm Beach fashions her exclusive fabric designs for his home. She studied under artist Marbury Brown and studied ancient painting techniques during a stay in Greece. Talin is frequently asked to lecture and share her vibrant work and personality with others.


For more information call 561-573-0123 or visit


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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


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

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








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





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


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


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


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


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


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


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





Take a photo of the buyer with your art piece!


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


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


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


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




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

Who is reading your social media site ?


According to business experts, you are reaching YOUR audience


Is that helpful for future sales?


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

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

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



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

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

Thank them for referrals!

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

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

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


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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


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

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





BYOC Lecture*

*Bring Your Own Chair


Ilene  Adams

Saturday, June 13th

7:00 pm (following FREE Art Walk)









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


"Multipad" by Ilene Adams

“Multipad” by Ilene Adams



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



"Devil's Mill Hopper" by Ilene Adams

“Devil’s Millhopper” by Ilene Adams


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



"Little Green Leaves" by Ilene Adams

“Little Green Leaves” by Ilene Adams



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


"Part Of The Whole" by Ilene Adams

“Part Of The Whole” by Ilene Adams


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




"Lilies" by Ilene Adams

“Lilies” by Ilene Adams


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



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



"My Gauguin" by Ilene Adams

“My Gauguin” by Ilene Adams


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





Northwood Village Mural Project

Expands to OSGS Gallery!

Artist Tiffany Beasi Wins Bid to Create a Unique Mural


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


Tiffany mural

Tiffany Beasi working on the newest mural in Northwood Village


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



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


OSGS Mural Project by Tiffany Beasi Continues

OSGS Mural Project by Tiffany Beasi Continues



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



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



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



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


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Lighthouse ArtCenter Welcomes 13 Art Groups For 
5th Annual “Art Of Association” Exhibition

The Lighthouse ArtCenter welcomes 13 Art Groups for the 5th Annual “Art of Association” Exhibition. 
 Collaboration and cooperation are key to the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s latest exhibition, which runs through August 13. Featuring juried works from art associations throughout Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast, a special Opening and Awards Ceremony takes place June 18th during the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 3rd Thursday event.  A “Meet the Associations” reception takes place on Thursday, July 16th.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and the details.  Attention ARTISTS:  Learn more about these groups to nurture and network!  Attention ART LOVERS: Don’t miss one of the annual highlights of art exhibitions in the area!





Lighthouse ArtCenter


5th Annual

“Art Of Association” Exhibition

Opening Reception/Awards

Thursday, June 18th

5:30 -7:30 pm


“Meet the Artist Associations”:

Thursday, July 16th

5:30 – 7:30 pm


Exhibition Continues Through August 13th


Gallery Square North

   373 Tequesta Drive     Tequesta,FL

(561) 746-3101




LAC2015 Art of Assoc email POSTCARD-FLYER


The Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 5th Annual “Art of Association” heralds more than 240 original works of art from more than 100 exhibiting artists. Participating art groups include Art Associates of Martin County, Artists Association of Jupiter, Artists of Palm Beach County, Artists in Florida, Hobe Sound Fine Arts League, Lake Worth Art League, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild, North County Art Association, Palm Beach County Art Teacher’s Association, Plein Air Palm Beach, South Florida Basket & Fiber Guild, Wellington Art Society and Women In the Visual Arts.


"Floating Woman With Rose Petals" by Nancy Brown

“Floating Woman With Rose Petals” by Nancy Brown


Collaboration and cooperation are key to the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s latest exhibition, “Art of Association” running through August 13. Featuring juried works from 13 art associations throughout Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast, a special opening and awards ceremony will take place June 18 during the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 3rd Thursday event from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.




"Female in Repose" by Genie Fritchy

“Female in Repose” by Genie Fritchy


A “Meet the Associations” reception takes place on July 16th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. “Art of Association” is on display through August 13.  Artists who are not familiar with these groups are encouraged to attend. This is a wonderful networking opportunity!


"Beach Bags With A Twist" by  Laurie Arcas Aguera

“Beach Bags With A Twist” by Laurie  Aguera Arcas


“This is an exhibition in which art lovers and collectors can see, as well as purchase, the best work by members of art associations in our region. There are outstanding pieces of art ranging from representational and abstract paintings to photography to ceramic sculptures to fiber art,” said Executive Director Katie Deits.



"Boxcar Graffiti" by Michael Las Casas

“Boxcar Graffiti” by Michael Las Casas



Deits goes on to say, “The openings, lectures and exhibition this summer also offer the participating artists an opportunity to network, share ideas and expand their horizons.”


"Sea of the Moon" by Cindy Bartosek

“Sea of the Moon” by Cindy Bartosek

Celebrating its fifth year, “Art of Association” reveals the spirit of cooperation. The common goal of each organization sharing the experience of the visual arts promises visitors an exciting artistic experience that will have something for everyone. Additionally, visitors can purchase most of the art on display.


"Bath" by Chris Kling

“Bath” by Chris Kling



Admission is free for Lighthouse ArtCenter Members and visiting artists or $10 for nonmember visitors. The exhibition is open during Museum hours which are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free on Saturday, with hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. As part of the national Blue Star Museum initiative, admission is free year round to active military and their families with valid military I.D.





The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported nonprofit organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum is located at 373 Tequesta Drive and the School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For exhibition or Museum information please call (561) 746-3101 or visit




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Ebba TinWin’s SOLO Exhibit At Casper’s On Park Promises Vibrant Colors

Ebba TinWin grew up by the wind and waves of the Baltic Sea in Northern Germany. Before coming to the United States, she spent seven years in her husband’s native country of Burma (now Myanmar) in Asia. Some of Ebba’s whimsical collages were inspired by the vibrant colors of the Orient.  The Rickie Report shares the details of her SOLO Exhibition at Casper’s on Park, a delightful spot for lunch, dinner or Sunday Brunch.  The Reception on June 14th is Open for the Public to enjoy Ebba’s art and Chef Giuseppe’s refreshments. The Exhibit runs from June 9th to July 5th.  Please note the venue is CLOSED on MONDAYS.



Ebba TinWin

SOLO Exhibition:

“Dawn to Dusk”

Casper’s On Park

Opening Reception:

Sunday, June 14th   5 – 7 pm




850 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL  33403




Sunday  11 am – 4 pm

Tuesday – Saturday  11 am – 9 pm




Ebba TinWin holds a master’s degree in education, but her passion has always been art. While living on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, she managed an Art Gallery in Cape Charles and also taught the art of collage.


"Bay Treasures" by Ebba TinWIn

“Bay Treasures” by Ebba TinWIn



Ebba has earned critical praise and awards for her expressionist paintings and collages. Her work is treasured by art collectors in Europe, Asia, Canada, and in the United States. In her current exhibition, “Dawn to Dusk,” Ebba manages to convey her love of coastal living.


"By The Creek" by Ebba TinWIn

“By The Creek” by Ebba TinWIn


In 2013, Ebba moved to Palm Beach County, Florida. Enchanted by the natural beauty of the Florida coast, Ebba continues to pursue her artistic endeavors. Her sea glass jewelry is on display at Artisans on the Ave in Lake Worth. Ebba’s paintings and collages can be seen at the Art on Park Gallery in Lake Park, home of Artists of Palm Beach County.


"Marsh At Dusk" by Ebba TinWin

“Marsh At Dusk” by Ebba TinWin


For more information about Ebba’s artistry, please contact her by email at:

or call: 561.249.0041


Artisans on The Ave

630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth FL

Artists of Palm Beach County/ Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue   Lake Park, Fl


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