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

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

 

 

 

 

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE GALLERY

 

 

Presents

“It’s A Dog’s Life”

 

Opening:

 

Friday, December 19th  6-10 PM

 

15 South J Street     Lake Worth, FL

 

Exhibit Continues  Through December 31st

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

Paper Cut Poodle by Nina Fusco

Paper Cut Poodle by Nina Fusco

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

 

 

 

“Yorkie” by Karen Zuk Rosenblatt

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

"Rasta Pup" by Vandy

“Rasta Pup” by Vandy

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

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

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

 

 

 

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Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue   West Palm Beach, FL 33401

561.832.1776     www.armoryart.org

 

 

 

What the Students Have to Say

 

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

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

Edrain, student at the Armory Art Center

Edrain, in the Armory Art Center Ceramics Class

 

 

 

This is one of our special classes!

 

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

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

 

 

Build a 3D Printer! 

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Learn from Visiting Master Artists!

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

 

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Create Jewelry With Today’s

Leading Designers! 

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SEMINARS, SALONS & OPEN STUDIOS

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SPECIAL COURSES, PARTIES &

ART GROUPS

 

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POP – UP WORKSHOPS!!

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Meet The Faculty! Join Their Classes!

 

Artwork by Visiting Master Artist, Hiromi, "Unstable"

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

 

Artwork by Mark Cohen

Artwork by Mark Cohen

 

 

"Island Hopper" by Ron Garrett

“Island Hopper” by Ron Garrett

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

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

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

 

 MARK LESSER

 

“Reclaimed Abstractions”

 

The Hangar Gallery

 

2235 NW 2nd Avenue

Wynwood, Miami  FL  33127

 

 

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

 

 

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“Reclaimed Abstractions6″ by Mark Lesser

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

"Reclaimed Abstractions" by Mark Lesser

“Reclaimed Abstractions2″ by Mark Lesser

 

 

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

 

 

"Reflections" by Mark Lesser

“Reclaimed Abstractions3″ by Mark Lesser

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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“Reclaimed Abstractions 5″ by Mark Lesser

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

 

 

 

The Hangar Gallery

 

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For more information about Mark Lesser’s artistry please email:  mlesser64@gmail.com

or

http://www.linkedin.com/in/drmarklesser

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Art at the Airport: New Call to Artists and Reception to Meet the Artists Whose Work is Showing Now

Art at the Airport Sells!   The Rickie Report shares two announcements about Art in Public Places at the Palm Beach International Airport.  First, don’t miss the opportunity to MEET THE ATISTS whose work is currently hanging.  The public is invited to the Reception on Wednesday, December 10th, 5:30-7:30pm.  And we’re sharing the CALL to ARTISTS for the next exhibit! Palm Beach International Airport (PBIA) has become a premiere venue to showcase quality, original artworks by Palm Beach County’s finest emerging and professional artists.  Get the details here and apply!!!!!

 

 

PALM BEACH COUNTY

ART IN PUBLIC PLACES

 

 

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“Sprouts” by Jose Casado

 

 

CALL to ARTISTS

Palm Beach County Art in Public Places

“ART at the AIRPORT”

Deadline December 12, 2014
OPEN to VISUAL ARTISTS WHO RESIDE in PALM BEACH COUNTY

 

Palm Beach International Airport (PBIA) has become a premiere venue to showcase quality, original artworks by Palm Beach County’s finest emerging and professional artists.

 

 

This exhibition runs January 14 – April 22, 2015 and is located on Level 2, across from Sam Snead’s restaurant and bar, the Visitor’s Lounge, and mini putting green.

 

"The Pool" by Gabriele Kraus

“The Pool” by Gabrielle Kraus

 

 

 

 

ART AT THE AIRPORT SELLS!

As a major gateway to South Florida, PBIA receives an average of 500,000 travelers per month. Of local, national and international origin, travelers frequently purchase works featured in “Art at the Airport” exhibitions.
· Artists have sold work in every show for the past five years
· Artists keep 100% of income from sales
· Art seen by travelers and locals result in commissions and sales of additional work by featured artists

"Anticipation" by Joan Therien

Anticipation” by Joan Therien

GUEST JUDGE

 

Marisa Pascucci, Curator of Collections at Boca Museum of Art will guest judge the exhibition.  As Curator of Collections for the Boca Museum of Art, Marisa Pascucci cares for and develops the museum’s permanent collection, and plans and selects the museum’s diverse exhibitions and programs. Recently she was a freelance arts writer and adjunct faculty and career advisor at Palm Beach State College. Her previous art museum experience includes serving as the Norton Museum of Art’s Smith Curator of American Art along with roles at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts; MOCA, Cleveland; and Cleveland Museum of Art.

"Manhattan Style" by Rosenberg

“Manhattan Style” by Judith Rosenberg

ARTWORK GUIDELINES

· Artists can enter one original, 2-D artwork. All media welcome. Painting reproductions not accepted
· All art must be wired across the back. Artwork not properly wired will not be accepted
· Art can be either framed or unframed. If unframed, work must be finished on all sides
· Size: minimum 16” x 20” – including frame, maximum 8 ft tall x 13 ft wide

"Untitled" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Untitled” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES one entry per Artist

Submittal materials must be in our office by 4:00 pm on December 12, 2014. There is not a separate application form to complete. Simply provide items 1 – 4 below. You can mail your submittal or deliver it in person to Palm Beach County Art in Public Places, attn: “Art at the Airport, 2633 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL 33411-5603. No email submittals will be accepted.

1) APPLICATION FEE $20.00 – check or money order made out to Palm Beach County BCC

2) PHOTOGRAPH No larger than 8½” x 11” of proposed artwork. If the art is framed, please submit two photographs of the art showing it 1) with frame, 2) just a quality print of the art

3) LABEL On the back of your submittal photograph. Include:
· Your name, address, phone number, email and website
· Artwork title, medium, dimensions, year completed and sale price.
· Describe how artwork is “finished” i.e. framed, gallery wrap, other

4) ARTIST STATEMENT Should not exceed 90 words. Please note we want an artist statement, NOT a bio.

"Man's Paradox" by Hoffman

“Man’s Paradox” by Peter Hoffman

ACCEPTED SUBMISSIONS

Artist will be notified of their acceptance into the show by December 31, 2014.
· Accepted artwork must be dropped off at the exhibition area January 14, 9:30-10:00 am.
· Art pick-up at end of the show is April 22,2015 8:30-9:00 am, at the airport exhibition area

"Wings" by Mittermaier

“Wings” by Cheri Mittermaier

EXHIBITION PROMOTION

Artists accepted into “Art at the Airport” exhibitions are featured on Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places and the PBIA websites. In addition, the County’s Public Art Program broadly promotes “Art at the Airport” exhibitions and receptions to diverse media outlets and to the more than one thousand local artists and arts supporters in the County’s Artist Registry.

"The Grass is Greener" by  Jim Moores

“The Grass is Greener” by Jim Moores

MEET THE ARTISTS EVENT FOR NEXT EXHIBIT

Date not yet finalized. Marisa Pascucci, the exhibition’s guest judge, will be in attendance.

"Old Shrimper, Captain Nephi" by Friedkin

“Old Shrimper, Captain Nephi” by Sandy Friedkin

FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

Elayna Toby Singer, Art in Public Places Administrator

Phone: (561) 233-0235,

esinger@pbcgov.org
Palm Beach County Art in Public Places
2633 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Ph (561) 233-0235 Fax (561) 233-0206
http://www.pbcgov.com/fdo/ART

"Ripples" by Salansky

“Ripples” by Sharon Salansky

 

 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

If you wish to drop off your submittal materials at the County’s Art in Public Places office
2633 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach 33411

From I-95
Exit 70 at Okeechobee Boulevard, head west on Okeechobee Boulevard, past Military Trail, Haverhill Road, past the entrance to the Florida Turnpike (on your right).
Continue west over the overpass to the next stoplight turn right on Vista Parkway.
Continue on Vista Parkway past the 4-story pinkish County building
You know you’re getting closer when you reach CINTAS company on your left
You’ll continue pass two white stucco County buildings with green trim
Turn left at the third white stucco County building with green trim
the sign says Palm Beach County OPERATIONS & SUPPORT CENTER, Vehicle Maintenance Facility, Facilities Development & Operations
o Park in front of the building – 2633 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach 33411

From Turnpike
Exit 99 at Okeechobee Boulevard.
After you pay toll, turn right (toward Fairgrounds) and continue west over the overpass to the next stoplight, and turn right at Vista Parkway.
Continue on Vista Parkway past the 4-story pinkish County building
You know you’re getting closer when you reach CINTAS company on your left
You’ll continue pass two white stucco County buildings with green trim
Turn left at the third white stucco County building with green trim
the sign says Palm Beach County OPERATIONS & SUPPORT CENTER, Vehicle Maintenance Facility, Facilities Development & Operations
Park in front of the building. 2633 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach 33411

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

“Collaboration” Hosts Creative Holiday Gift Show and Art Experience

The artists of “Collaboration” are hosting a Holiday Gift Show and art experience. The event will be held at The Lot 23 Studio at 550 Northwood Road in West Palm Beach. Show hours are Friday, December 12th 6:00-10:00 pm and Saturday December 13th  3:00 – 8pm.  The show will feature an eclectic group of local artists in a variety of mediums. The wearable and decorative art will include paintings, jewelry, textiles, masks, dolls, tree ornaments and unique gift items. Among the artists are “Collaboration” founders Anthony Burks, Trina Slade Burks and fiber artist Barbara Cheives. Participating artists include Cynthia Simmons, Kianga Jinaki, Nakishia Freeman, Sandra Barbieri, Tonya Mosley with glass art demos by Wayne Smith.  In the holiday spirit of giving, each artist will donate 10% of their sales to Boys Town South Florida in support of their Hope for the Holidays program. Hope for the Holidays provides presents for families who would not otherwise be able to afford them.

 

 

 

 

COLLABORATION

Presents

 

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOW

Friday, December 12th  6 pm-10 pm

Saturday December 13th  3 pm – 8 pm

The Lot 23 Studio

550 Northwood Road        W.Palm Beach, FL

Benefitting: Boys Town South Florida

 

 

 

 

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The show will feature an eclectic group of local artists in a variety of mediums. The wearable and decorative art will include paintings, jewelry, textiles, masks, dolls, tree ornaments and unique gift items. Among the artists are “Collaboration” founders Anthony Burks, Trina Slade Burks and fiber artist Barbara Cheives. Participating artists include Cynthia Simmons, Kianga Jinaki, Nakishia Freeman, Sandra Barbieri, Tonya Mosley with glass art demos by Wayne Smith.

 

Handmade Scarves by Barbara Cheives

Handmade Scarves by Barbara Cheives

 

 

 

Collaboration started as a showcase of artists, presented in homes, businesses and other alternative spaces allowing artwork to be viewed by clients in unique environments. It allows the artists to intermingle with potential clients one on one and develop a personal relationship with the public at large.

 

 

Doll Piz by Kianga

Doll Piz by Kianga Jinaki

 

Enjoy the opportunity to mix and mingle while enjoying exceptional art and holiday cheer. The fun includes refreshments, music by DJ Kyle ‘Thought’ Holder, and a Friday night art raffle.

 

Handmade Pillows by Barbara Cheives

Handmade Pillows by Barbara Cheives

 

 

 

 

Fabric Art by Kianga Jinaki

Fabric Art by Kianga Jinaki

 

This remarkable event is supported by The West Palm Beach CRA – Northwood Village and Lot 23 Studio.

Please refer all questions to Trina Slade Burks at 561-842-5724 or Barbara Cheives at 561-351-6864.

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Palm Beach Watercolor Society Offers “Paint-Ins with a Model” and A Special Workshop with Anne Abgott

Have you been looking for a place to paint with like-interested artists?  The Palm Beach Watercolor Society has “Paint-Ins” on the second Tuesday of every month with a model  at the Boca Raton Community Center. In addition, The Palm Beach Watercolor Society is bringing Anne Abgott here for a 3 day workshop  January 21-23. Anne is the author of the #1 Best Selling Book “Daring Color”, published by North Light Books and past President of the Florida Watercolor Society.   The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to make your reservations!  (What a terrific holiday gift for an artist!)

 

 

 

PALM BEACH WATERCOLOR SOCIETY

 

 

 

INVITES YOU

 

 

 

PAINT-INS

 

The Palm Beach Watercolor Society has “Paint Ins” from 9:30 am – 12:30pm on the second Tuesday of every month with a model at the Boca Raton Community Center 150 Crawford Blvd. Boca Raton, FL.  Call for reservations.

 

 

WORKSHOP

 

 

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The Palm Beach Watercolor Society is excited to have Anne Abgott give a 3-day workshop for Palm Beach Watercolor Society Wednesday through Friday,  January 21, 22, & 23rd, 2015.  The workshops take place from 9am – 4 pm at the Boynton Womans Club 1010 Federal Hwy., Boynton Beach, FL

 

 

Canadian born, Anne Abgott, maintains studios in Cortez, Florida and Linville, North Carolina. She is the author of the #1 Best Selling Book “Daring Color”, published by North Light Books. Anne is the past President of Florida Watercolor Society and the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society and is a long time member of the Board of Directors of Art Center Manatee in Bradenton, Florida and chairs their Education Department.

 

 

 

Anne tells The Rickie Report, “There is a saying – “Value tells the story, but color gets the credit.” I believe this to be true. Vivid colors are the first thing that attracts me and the viewer; color is the emotion and as important as the composition. I work in watercolors because they can reflect the wonderful quality of light and transparency.”

 

For more information please visit:

 www.palmbeachwatermedia.org

or

Please contact Dona Nenner (561) 362 – 5506

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Boca Pen Women Present “Learn The Art of Marketing” with Rickie Leiter, Publisher of The Rickie Report

Join the Boca Raton Pen Women for a delicious luncheon and an informative program on getting your brand out to the public. Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report, will be speaking about “The Art of Marketing”.  Everyone is encouraged to bring their business cards, which will be used during the interactive session.  At the end of the program, one person’s business card will be picked for a FREE article in a future Rickie Report.  Boca Pen Women is an organization of artists, composers and authors.  Their monthly events offer opportunities to network and connect with other professionals in the area.  Guests are welcome and encouraged to attend.  RSVP for lunch and lecture information is in this article.

 

 

 

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” Art of Marketing”

Rickie Leiter – Marketing Master

 

 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

12:00 Noon

 

Guests are welcome!

 

 

Members: $25 ~ Non-members: $30

 

Reservations MUST be made by Thursday, December 11

Delray Golf Club

2200 Highland Avenue      Delray Beach, FL  33445

 

 

 

What are the basic tools needed to successfully promote your creative work and increase sales? Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report, an online arts magazine, will answer this question and many others in an exciting interactive program. Rickie will share her marketing strategies with Pen Women.

 

 

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Rickie has always been involved with the arts and creativity, as a child, first expressing herself with fabric creations and needlework.  After working in a rural Massachusetts public school system as their social worker and family therapy coordinator, she followed her passions as an art consultant.  In addition, Rickie served as a volunteer for a number of varied non-profit organizations and worked for the “Jimmy Fund”, the fundraising arm of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.  Rickie also coordinated the Marketing and Communications Department of an international not-for-profit.  As an artist, she creates one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry, which she sells at Artisans on the Ave in Lake Worth. 

 

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The Rickie Report will celebrate its 4th year of publicizing art events and opportunities to both artists and art patrons.  Rickie believes the key to success is to understand yourself and your potential buyer.  Networking and marketing are essential tools to reach your goals for success.  She is an original team member of the Palm Beach County Think Tank, which founded Art Synergy.  In addition to writing about and attending art-related functions, Rickie offers seminars and lectures about marketing.

 

 

Everyone is requested to bring their Business Cards to share. Rickie will be conducting an interactive session using the cards.  At the end of the presentation, there will be a drawing for a FREE article in The Rickie Report.

 

RSVP FORM

 

Reservations MUST be made by Thursday, December 11

(clip below form and mail with check)

RESERVATION FORM – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014
12 Noon ~ Delray Beach Golf Club  ~ 2200 Highland Avenue ~ Delray Beach

 

Please circle one Entrée and one Dessert

(1) Shrimp Caesar Salad – Crispy romaine lettuce tossed with classic homemade Caesar dressing, fresh Parmesan cheese, crunchy croutons and Shrimp.
(2) Chicken Francaise – Parmesan egg battered chicken breast sautéed to a golden brown and finished with a lemon butter sauce, chef’s choice rice or potato, seasonal vegetables.
(3) Poached Filet of Salmon – Court bouillon poached salmon finished with creamy dill sauce.
(4) Fresh Veggie Platter

 

Dessert Choice: Lemon Layer Cake or Fruit Cup

Members: $25  ~  Non-members: $30

Checks payable to: Boca Raton Branch NLAPW
Send to: Barbara Bixon, 9674 Harbour Lake Circle, Boynton Beach FL 33437
Or email for more information: Bbcarter2@aol.com
Reservations MUST be made by Thursday, December 11

 

 

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 ABOUT NATIONAL LEAGUE OF AMERICAN PEN WOMEN

 

The Boca Raton Branch of the National League of American Pen Women is a prestigious organization of professional women in the Arts – Published Writers, Authors, Poets, Musical Composers and Award winning Artists.

NLAPW’s corporate headquarters is based in Washington, D.C. in an historic building, once the residence of Robert Todd Lincoln, son of President Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. It oversees branches all over the United States. The league boasts membership of such prominent women as Eleanor Roosevelt, Erma Bombeck, and local well-known artist Edna Hibel. Vinnie Ream, the only woman to sculpt President Lincoln from life, was an early member of NLAPW. Her statue of Lincoln now stands in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

The Boca Raton branch is one of the largest in the country and will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015. As a qualified member of Art, Letters or Music, each member is exposed to participation in Art Exhibits, Author Talks and various workshops. On the third Thursday of the month – from November to May – luncheons are held with interesting, informative and entertaining speakers featuring the three Muses ~ Art – Literature – Music!

 

 

 

For more information about Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women please visit:

www.bocapenwomen.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boca-Raton-Branch-National-League-of-American-Pen-Women/143826885635850

or

http://tinyurl.com/ktodd6t

Barbara Bixon: Bbcarter2@aol.com
Phone: 561 732-3577

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

Griffin Gallery Presents: “Nahariya To The Negev: Images Of Israel” with Paintings and Photography

Griffin Gallery Ancient Art invites you to their SECOND THURSDAY exhibition opening, December 11, 2014. This event is from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Admission is FREE and is Open to the Public.  The Rickie Report suggests bringing a friend or two. Save the Date of the SECOND THURSDAY exhibition opening each month on your calendar from October until April.  We share the details of “Nahariya to the Negev: Images of Israel”, including paintings and photography by Jonathan Kis-Lev, Eve Menes and Charles Cohen.

 

 

 

 

 

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Griffin Gallery Presents

“NAHARIYA TO THE NEGEV:

IMAGES OF ISRAEL”

 

Paintings and Photography by
Jonathan Kis-Lev, Eve Menes, & Charles Cohen

 

Free Public Reception

Thursday, December 11, 2014

5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.

 

The exhibition continues through January 07, 2015. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10:30 A.M. until 5 P.M., Monday by appointment only and closed Sunday.

 

 

 

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Jonathan Kis-Lev was born in 1985 to Russian Jewish immigrant parents and spent his childhood years in a small village on the outskirts of Jerusalem. At the age of sixteen, Kis-Lev was granted a full scholarship to Pearson College of the Pacific in British Columbia, Canada where he studied painting, sculpture, etching and print making.

 

 

 

Eve Menes was born in Antwerp, Belgium, and at an early age, after the outbreak of World War II, moved with her family to Brazil and later to the United States. She grew up in New York. Eve received her B.A. in Art and Education at a time of great ferment in the New York art scene: The New York School of Abstract Expressionism had already established itself and Pop Art and Neo-Realism were in their first stages of development.

 

Charles Cohen’s interest with photography began over twenty years ago, and he set up a dark room in his home and developed his own black and white photographs. He began taking classes at Old School Square in Delray Beach, Florida, and he is currently continuing his studies at the Boca Raton Museum of Art where he is a member. His favorite photography is black and white, however, he does have occasion to print in color.

 

Nahariya is the northernmost coastal city in Israel. It takes its name from a stream of the Ga’aton River (Nahar in Hebrew means River.) The water source has served as a draw for settlement over thousands of years as evidenced by the ruins of a Canaanite temple which were discovered near the present day municipal beach. This temple, archaeologists believe, was dedicated to Asherath (Astarte) the Canaanite goddess of the sea and dates to approximately 1500 BCE, roughly 200 years before the Exodus of Egypt and the Children of Israel’s entry into Canaan.

 

Historians know little about the inhabitants who lived in the region during this era. The city lies on the path of the ancient trade route, the Via Maris, that linked Syria, Egypt, Anatolia, and Mesopotamia. Its proximity to Acre, a major port City, would indicate the probability that the area was continuously inhabited. A Byzantine-era church was built in what is today the heart of Nahariya. A mosaic floor of the church can still be seen, depicting flora and fauna as well as scenes of work and hunting.

 

Modern day Nahariya was conceived as an utopian model by the agronomist Dr. Selig Eugen Soskin (1873-1959). Soskin was born in Russia and studied agronomy and philosophy in Germany. By 1903 he was already one of the best known leaders of the Zionist movement. He had a good command of Russian, Yiddish, German and English, but spoke hardly any Hebrew. On one of his many trips around the world, Dr. Soskin discovered a small colony in southern Spain called Monte Algaida. The colonists intensively cultivated seven dunams each of sand dunes, on which they grew potatoes, melons, cucumbers and other vegetables, using only sunlight, underground water, and natural fertilizers produced from their animals’ manure, and compost. Each house stood on its own lot, which was just large enough to provide for the family’s needs, and to market any surplus produce. All colonists were members of various cooperatives that provided the necessary infrastructure and community services, and took care of credit and marketing the colony’s products. Soskin searched all over the world, from Latin America to China, for a suitable model for colonizing Jewish Palestine. Soskin found it in the early 1920s at the western rim of the Mediterranean. Mid-thirties Nahariya was to be mirror image of Monte Algaida on the eastern rim of the Mediterranean.
The Negev, which extends over Israel’s southern region, accounts for over half of Israel’s land area. Due to its desert character, this region is sparsely populated. Even so, the Negev has seen its share of history. Abraham built his home in Be’er Sheva, the Nabateans passed through here on caravans of camels laden with precious trade goods. Various peoples have lived in the Negev since the dawn of history: Nomads Canaanites, Philistines, Edomites, Byzantines, Nabateans, Ottomans, and of course Israelis.

 

 

The modern Israeli settlement of the Negev began about 100 years ago when a few communities were built. There were joined by another 11 settlements whose founding members built the first home in a single night. After the establishment of Israel, the new country’s first Prime Minister, David Ben Gurion, promoted the settlement of the Negev. He later moved to Sde Boker.
Griffin Gallery specializes in museum quality Ancient Art. Our holdings include over five hundred authentic artifacts that reflect a spectrum of the cultures of Antiquity in addition to Contemporary Fine Works of Art. Among our treasures are pieces from Greece, Rome, Egypt, the Far East, the Near East, the Holy Land, Pre-Columbian cultures, and pre historic Native America.

 

SAVE THE DATE

The Original Miami Beach Antique Show
Miami Beach Convention Center
January 30, 2015 – February 03, 2015
Booth 3008

 

 

Boca Raton Fine Jewelry, Art & Antique Show
February 07 – 09, 2015
Boca Raton Marriott
5150 Town Center Circle
Boca Raton, FL
Booth 13

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or other events please contact:

Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
Gallery Center      608 Banyan Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431
561.994.0811      fax: 561.994.1855
www.griffingallery.net
griffingallery18@yahoo.com

 

 

Sponsored by: Beiner,Inkeles & Horvitz, P.A. 2000 Glades Road, Ste. 110 Boca Raton, FL  33431   (561) 750-1800

Works Cited: nahariya.info, museum.rutkin.info, goisrael.com

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Whitespace Collection Adds New Venues, Unique Jewelry and Gift Items

Whitespace Collection is now open every Saturday and Sunday from 1 -4 pm.  New exhibits, special docent-led small-group tours, limited editions and a FREE Max Toth poster are among some of the highlights.  Don’t miss  Whitespace “Col-lect”, a generous array of gifts, jewelry and art objects that YOU can begin to collect!  “Col-lect”  will be going on the road, throughout Palm Beach County, to benefit various organizations.  The Rickie Report knows you will want to be first in line to see everything Elayne Mordes is bringing!  Here are the details and a sneak peek.

 

WHITESPACE

 

 

2805 N. Australian Avenue         West Palm Beach, Florida 33407

T:561.842.4131      F:561.842.4132

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

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For more information about Whitespace’s exhibits, small group tours and Collect, please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

McMow Art Glass’ Annual Holiday Party Gives YOU the Gifts!

You won’t want to miss McMow’s BIGGEST Day of the Year!!!  Come and enjoy incredible holiday discounts, special give-a-ways, presentations with special guest artists, and yummy refreshments! In addition, on Tuesday, December 9th, attendees will have a chance to win glass blowing classes from Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts. The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t wait to see you there!

 

 

 

 

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McMow Art Glass’ Annual Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 9th

6 – 9 pm

 

 

You won’t want to miss McMow’s BIGGEST Day of the Year!!!
Come and enjoy incredible holiday discounts, special give-a-ways, presentations with special guest artists, and yummy refreshments!

 

 

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7 – 8 pm

 

A Special Presentation by the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts
Learn about this NEW addition to beautiful Lake Worth and meet Master Glass Blower Rick Eggert.
In addition, Benzaiten will be giving away several glass blowing classes to attendees!
www.benzaitencenter.org

 

 

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8 – 9 pm

Master Glass Crafter Randy Wardell will be presenting his newest products and design techniques!

Do you love fused glass? Let Randy demonstrate how to take your glass fusing to the next level.

He will be making a few special announcements, as well as offering discounts on his upcoming Master Class.  www.wardellpublications.com

 

 

Seating is limited for our presentations so please R.S.V.P.

by calling (561) 585-9011 x100 or emailing retail@mcmow.com

 

 

Our NEW CLASS SCHEDULE will be released at our Holiday Party and all classes will be 20% OFF!

Some of our exciting new classes include a 2 day Mosaic arts workshop with a special guest artist, Master Classes in glass fusing and casting, and specialty stained glass classes!

 

For more information about McMow Art Glass

please visit: www.mcmow.com

701 North Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth, FL. 33460
Phone: 561.585.9011 EXT 106

 

 

 


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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291