WITVA’s “Artistic Happenings” Exhibit At Armory Art Center, Public Invited To Opening Reception October 27th

In August, we shared WITVA’s call for “Artistic Happenings”, a 2D and 3D juried art exhibition at the Armory Art Center.  The public is invited to the Free Opening Reception on Friday, October 27th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and applauds WITVA for opening this call to all artists.  You will see a great array of media and subject matter, so don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about WITVA, meet the artists, and the juror, Rolando Chang Barrero!

 

 

 

AND

 

 

PRESENT:

“ARTISTIC HAPPENINGS”

A 2D and 3 D Art Juried Exhibition

Opening Reception:

Friday, October 27th

6 – 8 pm

Refreshments and live music

AT:

Armory Art Center

811 Park Place  W. Palm Beach, FL

Exhibition runs October 27 through November 25th

Free and Open to the Public

Gallery Hours:  M-F  10am – 5 pm    Sat.  10 am – 3:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

This exhibition, sponsored by Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA), is an open, juried exhibition for men and women featuring all media including painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, glass, and sculpture in wood, stone, and metal. Founded in 1989, WITVA is a non-profit organization aiming to promote public interest in the visual arts through its programs and activities. WITVA currently has over 250 members throughout South Florida.

 

For more information about WITVA:

www.WITVA.org

For more information about the Armory Art Center:

www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776.

 

 

 

 

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“Picasso And His Women” Plus “How To Enter Art Competitions” Slated As New Classes At Boca Raton Museum Art School

Fall classes at the Boca Raton Museum Art School start on Monday, Oct 30. There is a rich line up of class with the popular teachers as well some new offerings such as lectures on Picasso, a workshop on “How to enter art competitions,” Painting alla prima with Ralph Papa, and beginning and advance Portrait painting.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  What an opportunity to learn something new!  Mention The Rickie Report when you register for “Picasso and His Women” and get a discount! See the details in the article.

 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road       Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School

 

“Jacquline Picasso” by Pablo Picasso

 

 

Picasso and His Women

In this lively introduction to Picasso’s artwork gain an understanding of the instrumental role that women played in his art and life. Focusing on the three major periods of his art you will learn to better appreciate the different periods of Picasso’s art work and how he changed the course of Western Art.

 

Pablo Picasso

 

Lecture 1: Introduction to Picasso’s Blue and Rose Periods.
Lecture 2: The Beginning of Cubism and his relationship with other artists
Lecture 3: Returning to figurative art after the War

Thursdays, 1 – 2:30 PM , 11/2, 11/16, and 11/30: $125 (mention Rickie Reports for a $20 discount)
Instructor: Laura Galban

“Olga Pensive” Pablo Picasso

 

 

Laura Galbán earned an M.A., Art History, Institute of Fine Arts New York University. After working in prestigious institutions such as Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid and The Hispanic Society in New York, she was director of the Cultural Department at Canning House in London. In Spain she represented 20th Century Master artists and was as an art advisor for clients in New York and Florida. Now in Florida, Laura Galban consultants, l’Artban, promotes contemporary artists in the United States.

 

 

 

The Next Step: How to Enter Art Competitions

Everyone says your paintings are beautiful, and it is time to share your artwork on Facebook or start applying to exhibit your artwork. Get an insider’s step-by-step lesson on simple ways to edit, save, and send photos of your artwork. Gain a basic understanding of applying to art competitions. The mysteries of pixels and how to label your images will be exposed.

8.01 November 16, Thursday, 10:30 AM – NOON / $30
Instructor: Teresa Kirk, ACT, KWS, SW, FWS, GCWS

For more information about this event or classes:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486
 561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool     www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Art Festival Season Kicks Off With 30th Anniversary Of Las Olas Art Fair October 21 – 22

This season marks three decades of the landmark Las Olas Art Fair, with visitors and residents enjoying the celebration three different times, starting this October. 200 of the nation’s top artists will take over Las Olas Boulevard October 21st and 22nd for the 30th Annual Las Olas Art Fair.   One of the signature art fairs in the country, demand by both artists and the patrons led Howard Alan Events to expand the showcase across multiple months, with different artists attending each event. The highly anticipated commemorative show poster winner will be announced soon and on sale during the 30th Annual Las Olas Art Fair (Part 1) January 6 – 7, 2018.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

30th Annual Las Olas Art Fair (Fall)

Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22

10 am to 5 pm  Both Days

Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

Navigational Address: 600 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

Free and open to the public

 

Islamorada wood sculptor Derrick Crossland’s “Thresher Shark Ribbon”

 

 

The free, outdoor pet-friendly event features a fully vetted, juried selection of fine art. Considered an annual tradition in South Florida, the Las Olas Art Fair also offers the opportunity to meet with the artists, ask about techniques, commission a specific piece and discover the inspiration behind each magnificent creation.

Indiana jeweler Sally Phillips’ hand-crafted gold filled and silver bracelet

 

EVENT AT-A-GLANCE:

• Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
• Original Artwork Handmade in America
• 200 artists from 30 different states
• Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $40,000
• Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
• All artists on site for duration of festival
• Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 

 

R.L. Alexander’s subtle “Crooked Politicians” painting

 

Presented by Howard Alan Events, the nation’s top art festival producer, the Las Olas Art Fair represents stunning works from across the globe in a prestigious show encompassing fine jewelry, exquisite works of art and hand-crafted apparel and decor.

 

 

Tim Bailey’s Hand painted wearable art

 

 

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, from Colorado to Florida, Howard Alan Events produces award winning arts and craft festivals in 40 different locations each year.

For additional information on the 30th Annual Las Olas Art Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

Enjoying Las Olas Art Fair

 

 

 

 

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Downtown Stuart Kicks Off Festival Season With 
18th Annual Craft Festival Showcase

The 18th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival takes  place October 21 – 22, with nearly 100 craft artisans from around Florida and the nation! 
The Downtown Stuart Craft Festival is presented by American Craft Endeavors (ACE), which produces some of the nation’s most exciting, high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

18th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival

Saturday & Sunday, October 21 and 22

10 am – 5 pm Both Days

26 SW Osceola St., Stuart, FL 34994

Free and open to the public

Kelly Tract’s  “Pelican Regatta”

 

Residents can enjoy the pre-snowbird fall season while perusing thousands of handcrafted-in-the-USA items. Whether looking for pet products, folk art, pottery, jewelry, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products or other specialty green market items, the annual craft festival has something to suit every taste. 

 

Dale Cantrell’s Antler Shed Wind chime with natural polished stone, agate and crystals

 

 

With prices set to suit all budgets, ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000, there is truly something for everyone that is handmade and affordable. Parking is free and friendly pets on leashes are welcome.

 

 

Scott Jone’s Conch Lamp

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors: 

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.

For additional information on the Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the state, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

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Lake Worth Art League Features Artist, Dana Axel And Announces “Acrylic Pour” Workshop With Jackee Swinson

The Lake Worth Art League has a lot going on!  The public is invited to the free Reception to meet Featured Artist, Diana Axel on Friday, October 20th.  Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded!  In addition, Jackee Swinson will be offering a “Acrylic Pour” Workshop on Sunday, October 22nd.  There is member/non-member pricing for the Workshop.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

Gallery: 604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth FL (One block north of the Cultural Council)

561-586-8666

Lwartleague@gmail.com     www.lwartleague.org      facebook.com/lwartleague

NEW Gallery Hours:  Tuesday through Saturday  11am – 6pm

Sunday  Noon – 4 pm   Closed Mondays 

 

LAKE  WORTH  ART  LEAGUE

 PRESENTS:

 

FEATURE   ARTIST:

DANA   AXEL

 

OPENING   RECEPTION:

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20th

6  – 8 PM

Costumes Encouraged!  Refreshments!  Prizes!

 


“Never Look Back” by  Dana Axel

 

Dana Axel has studied art since High School (Great Neck North Senior High), in Long Island, New York.  At Hofstra University, she was mentored by Professor Perle Fine, a major figure in the Abstract Expression era.  After receiving her B.S. in Education, Specialization Fine Arts as well as all of the painting courses towards the Master of Fine Arts, Dana taught art in the Port Washington School District, New York.

 

 

Artwork by Dana Axel

 

 

Dana’s artwork has been seen in many gallery shows in New York State and New England:  Emily Lowe Gallery; Heckshire Art Museum; Huntington Art League; South Shore Arts Council; the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library Art Shows;  Southern Vermont Art Center, and Stratton Mountain Arts Festivals. A proud member and exhibitor of the Lake Worth Art League since 2012, Dana has served on the Board of Directors for four years. Her paintings have been honored in a Two Person Art Exhibit in the South Palm Beach Town Council Hall, the Art Expo at Valencia Pointe, the Compass Community Center, and Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth.

 

Artwork by Dana Axel

 

Dana tells The Rickie Report, “Using a “minimalist” vocabulary, I express my perception in a “visual voice” conveyed in a Hard-Edged Abstraction style. Predominantly painting with acrylic on canvas, my work is both non-representational and figurative.  I use collage as preliminary sketches for my paintings. Found imagery and forms are arranged, added to and subtracted from, until my concept emerges”.

 

 

JACKEE   SWINSON

“ACRYLIC     P O U R ”     W O R K S H O P

SUNDAY,  OCTOBER 22, 2017

 

Noon – 3 pm

Register by October 20th

 

 

 Acrylic Pour by Jackee Swinson

 

$20 for members/ $30 for non-members

Bring a canvas (suggested size is 16×20)

Paint will be supplied

 

 

 

Acrylic Pour by Jackee Swinson

 

Lake Worth Art League Mission: Fostering community involvement and appreciation of art while providing opportunities for artists of every skill level to explore, develop, and sell their creations!

 

For more information about these events or to become a member:

561-586-8666

Lwartleague@gmail.com

www.lwartleague.org

facebook.com/lwartleague

NEW Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11am – 6pm

Sunday Noon – 4 pm Closed Mondays

 

 

 

 

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Carolyn Austin Of Unique Glass Art Invites Public To Free Reception At New Location In Original Elements Fine Art & Gift Gallery

Carolyn Austin of Unique Glass Art, Inc. announces a New Location and Phone Number. Located in Original Elements Fine Art & Gift Gallery at Gallery Square North in Tequesta, Carolyn continues to bring her creative spirit to not only glass but painting!  From decorative art glass for the home, office or yacht to functional glass pieces, Carolyn’s ideas continue to “bring your glass to life”!  The Public is invited to an OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, October 19th.  Browse the gallery, meet the artists, enjoy music by flutist, Sara Stout and refreshments.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fused Fish Glass Art by Carolyn Austin

 

 

Carolyn Austin began designing and creating glass art within the family business in 1986. She has built her reputation in the Palm Beach Community as one of the most unique glass etching artists in the area. Carolyn has lived in the Jupiter/Tequesta area since 1979 and has developed an eye for the tropical Florida scenes from long legged birds to intensely detailed ocean life which in turn creates one of kind glass art.  “I love working with people and using my 20 years experience to create a beautiful customized look in glass whether it be an entrance way or a free standing piece of glass art. All my designs are created by hand, an intricate detailed process to enhance each clients home and personality. Making my glass art a personal favorite for each client is always satisfying I take pride in my work as does my staff and the exclusive following it has created.”

 Fused Glass by Carolyn Austin

Since taking on this venture, the business has grown in many different directions. The talented staff includes glass etcher and carver Steve Park and artist/painter Julie Silk Beaumont who works with Carolyn to create spectacular designs for our glass art, from traditional to contemporary and anything in between. Glass fusing artist Stacy Dorr offers her unique talent of creating “Hot Glass” to enhance and add new dimension with depth and color to our etched and carved designs. Between these artists Unique Glass Art offers a variety of glass art from your doors and windows to free standing glass art and unique gifts.

 Fused Glass Fish with Wood Frame by Carolyn Austin

Specializing in custom glass etching and carving for entryways shower enclosures tabletops and mirrors, Unique Glass Art’s work can be found in residential and commercial areas as well as hospitals, restaurants and on yachts. We offer an on-site service which enables us to work on your existing glass while keeping a dust free environment.  Yacht owners are big fans of our mobile dust free etching equipment. We come to your dock as well as create back lit carvings in our studio to be installed.

For more information:

561-670-3556

http://www.uniqueglassart.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Free “Festival Of Arts” At PGA/Verano Highlights Fine Art, Handmade Items Saturday, November 4th

Club Talavera‘s “Festival Of Arts” located at PGA/Verano in Port St. Lucie takes place on Saturday, November 4th.  This Free event will highlight fine art, functional items for the home and decorative handmade items.  The participating artists are of International and National acclaim and also include emerging artists.  Handmade in the USA! This is the perfect time to start shopping for yourself or others!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  You must RSVP to gain access through the security gate.  Details are in this article.  Proceeds will benefit Molly’s House.

 

 

 

 

 

RSVP by NOVEMBER 2nd  For Security Gate Access

 772-905-3996, or sandra.brickley@fsresidential.com

 

 

 Fused glass by Patricia Kuhn

 “Flower in the Moonlight Series”, Mixed Media by Kim Kay

“Verano Scene” Painting by Jane Himebaugh

PARTICIPATING   ARTISTS:

 

Linda Akers – Handmade Greeting Cards

Mary Ann Baskin – Handmade Decorator Boxes

Harry Burchell – Original Oils and Giclees

Diane Concepcion & Asia Booth – Mosaic Art & Jewelry

Margo Diesso –  Handmade Clutches and Wallets

Gail Erickson  – Handmade Clay Sculptures

Jane Himebaugh – Original Paintings

Kim Kay –  Original Contemporary  & Abstract Floral Paintings

Patricia Kuhn –  Fused Glass Art

Rickie Leiter – One of a Kind handmade Stone and Gem Necklaces

Sarita And Rissa Neun  –  Polymer Clay Jewelry, Ornaments & Votives

Laura Tarquinio    – Original Acrylic Paintings

Barbara Vennard  – Handmade  Personalized Note Cards

 

Personalized, Handmade Notecards by Barbara Vennard

 

Oil Painting by Harry Burchell

 

 

Molly’s House is the dream project of a young girl named Molly Sharkey. Molly was twelve years old when she was diagnosed with chronic myelocytic leukemia. In the next six years Molly and her family traveled the country to find treatment for her rare type of leukemia. In some cities they were lucky to find a Ronald McDonald House where the family could stay and be close to Molly in the hospital. In other cities there was nowhere convenient for the family to stay.

 

 

This experience prompted Molly’s dream of building a house in her home town, Stuart, Florida, and make it available to any family who had a loved one being treated for critical care at Martin Medical Center. Molly died in May of 1992 at age 18, but left behind her journal filled with her ideas.  Since her death, family and friends have raised funds to build Molly’s dream house. In April of 1995 a piece of property was purchased at 430 S.E. Osceola Street in Stuart on which to build Molly’s dream.  Since 1996, Molly’s House has provided a warm and caring environment for patients and families in a medical crisis. For over 20 years, Molly’s House has provided a home away from home to almost 20,000 people while they or a loved one were receiving medical treatment. Our Adopt a Family program subsidizes families who are unable to make a donation toward their accommodations. Molly’s House is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for our guests. We are staffed by volunteers and a night manager staff, a housekeeper, an operations manager, and a CEO.

 

For information about public events, volunteering or staying at Molly’s house please visit:

www.mollyshouse.org

 

 

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Carolyn Edlund Of Artsy Shark Offers Workshop “Sell Your Photography As Art” On Saturday, November 11, 2017

Understand Photography Studio in Naples, FL. is honored to bring Carolyn Edlund of Artsy Shark as a guest instructor for “Sell Your Photography As Art” Workshop on November 11, 2017.  (This workshop was held in February and it sold out months ahead of time, so don’t procrastinate on registering)!  There is an EARLY BIRD SPECIAL to register. The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos of previous workshops.   Bonus: Understand Photography founder Peggy Farren will present: “What do judges look for in competition and for a juried position in an art show”?  Because of the personalized level of interaction, this workshop is limited to 15 artists only. Register early to avoid disappointment!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carolyn  Edlund  of  Artsy  Shark

 PRESENTS:

 

 

 

 

“Sell Your Photography as Art” Workshop

Saturday, November 11, 2017

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

 

Taking place at: Understand Photography Studio

 

2383 Linwood Ave #302, Naples, FL

 

 

Price: $169.00 /per person*

*Early Registration: $169 through October 11, 2017

Regular Price: $199 October 12 -November 11

REGISTER:

https://www.meetup.com/UnderstandPhotography/events/238395701/

 

 

Understand Photography Studio tells The Rickie Report, “We are so honored to bring Carolyn Edlund of Artsy Shark as a guest instructor for this workshop. We held this workshop in February and it sold out months ahead of time, so don’t procrastinate on registering”!  This workshop is designed to get you prepared to take immediate action on your journey to sell your fine art photography.

 

Carolyn Edlund Photography Workshop

 

 

Topics to be covered:

Build Your Portfolio. What defines a saleable collection of photographic art? What are the common mistakes that undermine photographers? This presentation will address how to create a thoughtful, compelling portfolio designed to appeal to your chosen audience. Bring your laptop with your best images. We will be working hands-on with each student to put together their best portfolio.

 

 

 

Know Your Audience. Successful photographers have a clear concept that appeals to their target audience. We’ll help you niche, niche, niche to really understand the psychology of who will buy your artwork and why. This presentation addresses marketing principles, sales triggers, building value, and buyer behavior. Using examples of photographers with strong core concepts, we’ll take a look at how this works – then apply it to your personal situation and goals. This essential session can be transformative!

 

Carolyn Edlund Consulting With an Artist

Tell Your Story. Excellent photography is crucial to making sales, but your story is equally important. Buying art is an emotional decision. As you learn how to best share your passion, your technique and your expertise, you make yourself as the photographer an integral part of every purchase. In this workshop, you will begin to write and hone your own artist story, and understand how to tell it.

 

 

 

 

Brand Your Business. Once your portfolio is put together, you’ll need to think about branding. This includes your website, your color schemes, your framing, and your booth design if you are doing art shows. Build a memorable brand through consistency and professionalism – we’ll show you how.

 

 

 Carolyn Edlund in Consultation

 

 

 

Create Your Plan. What vision do you have for yourself as a photographer selling your work? What goals do you have? What are the options, and different marketplaces available, and which will you choose? This part of the workshop will focus on a step-by-step plan for each attendee to move forward after the program is completed.

 
Bonus: Understand Photography founder Peggy Farren will present:

What do judges look for in competition and for a juried position in an art show?

 

Carolyn Edlund:

 

 Carolyn Edlund has an extensive background as an entrepreneur, writer, speaker and art business consultant. Her background includes owning a production ceramic studio for twenty years, selling product into over 1,000 retail accounts during that time. Subsequently, she was an outside sales rep for the largest art publisher in the world, earning “Rep of the Year” honors. In 2009, she founded ArtsyShark, recognized as a “Top 10” art blog by Art Business News, which publishes art marketing and business articles, and features individual artists in portfolio articles. She is also the Executive Director of the Arts Business Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to professional development for artists and makers, that presents business workshops throughout the U.S. and internationally.

 

 

 

See an interview with Carolyn by watching episode 10 of The Understand Photography Show:

http://www.understandphotography.com/episode-10-show-notes-selling-your-art-ft-carolyn-edlund/

 

 

BRING WITH YOU TO CLASS:

Bring your laptop with your best images. We will be working hands-on with each student to put together their best portfolio.

Also pen and paper for note-taking. Prepare to be inspired!

LUNCH is included.

Recommended Hotel: Lemon Tree Inn: http://lemontreeinn.com/

 

For more information:

Social Media Profiles:
www.Facebook.com/ArtsyShark
www.Twitter.com/ArtsyShark
www.Instagram.com/artsy_shark/
https://www.facebook.com/UnderstandPhotography
https://www.youtube.com/user/NaplesPortraits

 

 

 

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The Avenue® Viera Welcomes First Fall Craft Festival On October 14th – 15th

Metal sculptures, homemade dips and sauces, one-of-a-kind paintings, hand-painted clothing and more artisan creations will once again fill The Avenue® Viera from October 14 – 15 during the Fall return of The Avenue® Viera Craft Festival. The free, outdoor event brings together the state’s top craft artisans to the popular lifestyle shopping center for a two day, made-in-the-USA artistic celebration.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

www.artfestival.com

 

 

 

The Avenue® Viera Craft Festival

 Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15

10 am – 5 pm Both days

 

2261 Town Center Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32940

Free and open to the public

 

Inna Scholer “Bluemarine Fantasy”

 

 

Presented by American Craft Endeavors (ACE), Florida’s longest established craft festival producer, unique and affordable arts and crafts will be showcased in the open-air, pedestrian friendly setting. The craft festival is pet friendly for leashed animals, and includes a full greenmarket of live plants, handmade soaps, delicious edibles and more. Leather works, customized collectibles, practical and whimsical works of all price ranges will be available for purchase. Each artisan is on-site during the entire festival, allowing patrons to meet and to discover the techniques and inspirations behind each piece as they sample and shop from the gallery-style booths.

 

Rita Beard  “Salt Run”

 

 

“We are thrilled to bring the craft festival back this fall to The Avenue® Viera,” says the Center’s General Manager Scott McCarthy. “The high-quality, artisan-created works serve as a wonderful complement to the Center’s own dynamic mix of local and premier retail offerings. It also serves as a wonderful, family-friendly event for our local community to enjoy.”

 

Carol Smith  Sea Glass and Metal

 

 

 

 

Information At-A-Glance:

• Juried outdoor craft showcase
• Original crafts – Handmade in America
• Unique and affordable gift items
• Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $15 to $3,000
• Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
• All crafters on site for duration of festival
• Vast array of artistic media: including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass
• Green Market – exotic live plants, handmade soaps, savory dips, and gourmet sauces

 

 

Scott Buford Green Market

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the state’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Siesta Key Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Venice Art Festival and Craft shows (Venice, FL). The group’s founders personally select unique, culturally rich cities and towns for their show locations, providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

For additional information on The Avenue® Viera Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

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“Art Of Science: Science Showcase Exhibition” At Center For Creative Education Opens Saturday, October 14th

The public is invited to a Special Opening Reception in The Gallery at Center for Creative Education on Saturday, October 14th.  “Art of Science: Science Showcase Exhibition” will showcase the artwork of students who took part in a collaborative effort of the Center for Creative Education, South Florida Science Center and Aquarium based on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities delivered to ten Palm Beach County elementary after school sites. Brought to you by Prime Time Palm Beach County, Children’s Services Council Palm Beach County and Whole Foods.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  This is arts education at its best – kudos to all involved!

 

 

Empowering Students to Grow Academically, Creatively and Socially Through Arts-Based Education

425 24th Street  West Palm Beach, FL 33407
 (561) 805-9927    cceflorida.org

 

 

 

ART  OF  SCIENCE:

SCIENCE  SHOWCASE  EXHIBTION

 

 

 

A Special Opening Reception

Saturday, October 14th

1:00 to 3:00 pm

Sponsored by Whole Foods

$10 Entry to support the charitable mission of CCE

 

 

 

 

The Art of Science initiative is a collaborative effort of the Center for Creative Education, South Florida Science Center and Aquarium based on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities delivered to ten Palm Beach County elementary after school sites.  

 

“Art Of Science”

 

 

 

Third through Fifth grade students were taught five sequential inter-related science sessions by the South Florida Science Center on various topics such as the beauty and anatomy of cells, brain anatomy, and the anatomy of a neuron. The science lesson incorporated an art project with a CCE Teaching Artist in which the students reinforced their scientific knowledge through visual arts.

 

“Art of Science” Silk Paintings

 

 

 

This exhibition has been brought to you by Prime Time Palm Beach County and Children’s Services Council Palm Beach County.

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, workshops or how to get involved:

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery and Marketing Manager

Center for Creative Education
425 24th Street   West Palm Beach, FL 33407
T: (561) 805-9927 ext. 160    F: (561) 805-9929
W: cceflorida.org 

 

 

 

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