Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce Call for Artists!

The Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce is looking for artists who have found Paradise – in Palm Beach.  The 2015 Chamber Guide will mark the 10th year the chamber has used original art for its cover.  From local artists to internationally-acclaimed retailers, Palm Beach residents and chamber members alike look forward to the unveiling of the guide cover.  The Rickie Report shares the details, including the application form and a view of previous covers. Cheryl Maeder, whose work was chosen for the 2014 cover heard about it through The Rickie Report!  This year’s edition will be introduced at the November 13th breakfast at The Breakers Palm Beach. 

 

 

 

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PALM BEACH:  PARADISE FOUND

Call for Artists

 

To mark a decade of original art, the chamber’s theme for the guide is PARADISE FOUND.  Those who live, work and play in Palm Beach are quick to agree that this little parcel on the Atlantic has it all.  How best to capture the essence of perfection in an image?  The artistic community is growing and thriving so where better to look?  Collage, photographs, paintings or sculpture, all mediums are welcome.

 

 

 

The Chamber will be accepting images via e-mail in either Jpeg or Adobe format between now and August 1st.  All entries must file a release to qualify.  A collage of past covers and the submission form are available on the chamber’s website   www.palmbeachchamber.com

 

 

For more information please contact Palm Beach Chamber Executive Director, Laurel Baker laurel@palmbeachchamber.com or 561.655.3282

 

CHAMBER GUIDE ART SUBMITTAL

Palm Beach – Paradise Found

Yes, Palm Beach is paradise and I am submitting the enclosed image for considered use as the cover of the 2015 Edition of the Palm Beach Chamber’s Guide.  My work captures the theme, “Paradise Found”, for the 2015 edition.

  • If the work is selected, I give my permission for its reproduction as the 2015 cover. Credit will be given in the publication and in all press releases.  The image will also appear on-line at   www.palmbeachchamber.com and in its virtual guide.  I understand that there will be no financial remuneration for use of this image.

 

  • I have submitted a file copy of the work in either Adobe PDF or JPEG with a resolution of 350 dpi, CMYK color format which can be reproduced on the guide’s 5½x8½ inch formatted cover.

 

 

Name  ________________________________________

Phone ________________  e-mail  _________________

Address ______________________________________

City-State-Zip  _________________________________

Title of work: __________________________________

Description of work and medium: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Signature  _________________________________ Date  __________________

Deadline for entry:   Friday, August 1, 2014

Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce

400 Royal Palm Way Suite 106      Palm Beach, FL  33480

561.655.3282

 

 

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17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival Has Broad Appeal

Historic Downtown Stuart welcomes its 17th Annual Spring craft fair, April 12 – 13, 2014.  This festival features a wide variety of original handmade crafts as well as affordable, unique gift items with broad appeal.  A Green Market will showcase orchids and exotic plants as well as gourmet dips and spices, and many other distinctive items. The Rickie Report is pleased to share these details and feature artist Robert Ramaglia, a distinguished silversmith, whose work is timeless.

 

 

17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair

April 12 – 13, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart

Navigational Address: 26 SW Osceola Street, Stuart, FL 34994

 

Support the Arts, the Local Community and the Stuart Main Street Programs

 

Free and open to the public

 

 

The 17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair will make the area into a full gallery of art, crafts, food and specialty garden supplies.  Osceola Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from St. Lucie to Haney Circle and down to Denver to provide festival patrons with an ideal experience. Partial proceeds from the festival benefit the Stuart Main Street Program.  Admission is free and open to the public.  

 

 

 

INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE:

 

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts – Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 150 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Green Market featuring exotic plants, gourmet dips and spices, and much more
  • Vast array of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused wax & glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft and stained glass.
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Stuart Main Street Program

 

 

 

 

Pendant by Robert Ramaglia

Pendant by Robert Ramaglia

Robert Ramaglia

 

Robert Ramaglia has been a silversmith for over 25 years. Silversmithing, combined with originality, technical expertise, quality workmanship and service, has been a benchmark for many years. The result is extreme the best prices and a large, loyal customer base.
Rainbow Casilica Pendant by Robert Ramaglia

Rainbow Casilica Pendant by Robert Ramaglia

Besides custom jewelry, Robert Ramaglia does antique restoration and repairs on: Silver, Copper, Gold, Pewter, Brass, and lamp rewiring. He is a retired consultant on eating disorders for many years in Philadelphia, PA. who currently lives in Port St. Lucie, Fl with his wife, Eileen.
Black Onyx pendant by Robert Ramaglia

Black Onyx pendant by Robert Ramaglia

Silver smithing was a hobby that just got out of control! Robert’s jewelry was so in demand he started to do it for a living. All of his jewelry pieces are original designs made with the finest sterling silver and semiprecious stones from around the world.
Chinese Happiness by Robert Ramaglia

Chinese Happiness by Robert Ramaglia

This style of silver smithing is the “olde” technique used since Paul Revere.  Robert has used his skills to fashion these artistic pieces into modern jewelry that are timeless and eternally fashionable. The result is a unique, signed piece of wearable art! – jewelry.
Kingman Turquoise pendant by Robert Ramaglia

Kingman Turquoise pendant by Robert Ramaglia

For more information please contact Robert Ramaglia at  Cell: (954) 562-6302 or Studio Phone Number: (772) 621-7825  or Email: advance100@bellsouth.net.   You can visit his website http://yeoldesilversmith.etsy.com

 

 

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 Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), 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.  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 17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit  www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Invites You to Two Events

Wellington Art Society continues to provide its members with ample opportunities to show and sell their creations.  On April 9th, renown portrait artist Renée Plevy will offer a demonstration.  Sandra Birriel Barbieri is the Featured Artist at the gallery at Whole Foods and you won’t want to miss the reception on April 11th. Art sells at Whole Foods!  The Rickie Report recommends both events for artists and art lovers.  More details are here.

 

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Wellington Art Society

Invites You to A 

Presentation and Demo by portrait artist,

Renée Plevy

Wednesday,  April 9th   6:30 – 8:30pm

Wellington Community Center, 12165 West Forest Hill Blvd 

 

 

The W.A.S. meeting will be held Wednesday, April 9th.  As always, there will be a meet and mingle beginning at 6:30pm with a raffle and fabulous prizes, with the proceeds going to the Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund. The general meeting begins at 7:00PM with the presentation and demo to follow. Guests are welcome for a $5 fee.

 

Renee Plivey

Renee Plevy

 

Award-winning Palm Beach/New York portrait artist, Renée Plevy, has captured the attention of art lovers, students and aficionados for more than 35 years. Her paintings have been featured in more than 65 shows and galleries, including a one-woman museum show at the Paterson Museum. She has received national attention and garnered numerous awards including “Artist of the Year” from The Bloomfield Art League and First Prize from the Boca Raton Museum Artist’s Guild.

 

 

Starting in 2011, she has founded “Portrait of a Woman”, which annually raises monies for Quantum House by honoring prominent Palm Beach Woman at a special luncheon. Six oil portraits are unveiled at the luncheon, all of which become part of a legacy portrait series for Palm Beach County.  Frequently called upon for special projects, Renee has found herself painting a portrait of Vanilla Ice for his “Vanilla Ice Project” television show, as well as being a part of it. 

 

Renee at her easel

Renee at her easel

 

When a member of the art community in New York, her art studio in 41 Union Square was always jumping with activity, between teaching portraiture at the School of Visual Arts, and being a part of the Artist Equity Committee to find a visual arts center for the tri-state area for the 16 national art organizations based in NYC. Having studied under internationally renowned portrait artists, John Howard Sanden, David Leffel, Robert Beverly Hale, and Clyde Smith, she has developed her own style using classical museum quality techniques. As a colorist, interpreting personalities through upbeat colors, Renee has incorporated magnificent South Florida tropical colors into her portraits, resulting in joyous life like paintings.

 

 

 

Renee will be speaking about her experiences as well as doing a demonstration of her style and technique.  As always, the evening is for artists and art lovers to hear about all of the exciting projects and initiatives that the art society is involved in and to find out how to participate.

 

 

 

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Public Reception Honoring

 

Sandra Birriel Barbieri

 

 

Friday, April 11, 2014

6:30 – 8:00 pm

 

Whole Foods Market cafe

2635 SR7     Wellington, FL

 

 

The Whole Foods Market on SR7 in Wellington has a large cafe, lined with windows which offer nice natural lighting. It’s a perfect setting to display art and Wellington Art Society is pleased to partner with Whole Foods to bring this show to the communityWhole Foods will provide music, hot and cold appetizers, and drinks.  A five-dollar donation is requested which goes to benefit the art society’s scholarship fund.    RSVP to Whole Foods  561.904.4000

 

 

 

Local Artist Sandra Birriel Barbieri  is the featured artist at this month’s Whole Foods’ Gallery with the opening reception on Friday, April 11, 2014, 6:30-8:00 pm. The Whole Foods Market Gallery is in the large cafe, lined with windows which offers nice natural lighting, a perfect setting to display art. 

 

 

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Mixed Media by Sandra Birriel Barbieri

 

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Sandra Birriel Barbieri has found her soul’s purpose through her art.  She tells The Rickie Report, “I love to paint because it makes my soul soar, dwelling in happiness. I found the true connection with the unlimited source of creation. I get inspired with all the gifts that Mother Nature gives us every day.”

 

 

 

Moonscape by Sandra B

Moonscape by Sandra Birriel Barbieri

 

A self-taught artist, Sandra goes on to share, “I use vibrant colors and rich textures that bring beauty and uplifting energy. Each painting is a journey, a joyful expression of beauty and love. My goal is to create awareness of the real treasure, which is our planet because the choices that we make today will determine the future that our children will inherit from us.”

 

Abstract by Sandra Bi

Abstract by Sandra Birriel Barbieri

 

 

Sandra is also an author and a children’s book illustrator. In her book “Cristal and the Secret of the Enchanted Forest”, she brings forth the message of caring and protecting our planet leaving a legacy of love and values for the generations to come. For more information you can contact her at gifts4yoursoul@live.com or just call her at 561-860-5121.

 

 

Founded in 1981, The Wellington Art Society is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to share their work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art. The Wellington Art Society is open to any resident in Palm Beach County. Membership forms will be available if you would like to become a member.  For more information, visit their website, www.wellingtonartsociety.org  or wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com

 

 

A 501(c)(3) charitable organization, its mission is to educate and encourage originality and productivity among its members and area youth through programs designed to further the advancement of cultural endeavors in Palm Beach County.

 

 

The Wellington Art Society has ongoing art exhibition at the beautiful   Wellington City Hall Gallery.  These exhibits rotate every few months and are juried with artwork submitted by WAS members. Most of the artwork is for sale, so this is a great opportunity to see and purchase fabulous local art!

 

 

The current exhibit shows artwork by 17 WAS members and includes photography,mixed media, watercolor, oil pastel and acrylic media.  Tours are given between 11 am and Noon on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. These tours are Free to the public and available for small groups or individuals.  Please meet in the lobby of Wellington City Hall at 12300 Forest Hill Boulevard, Wellington, FL 33414.  For more information contact Bobbin Salisbury at 561-762-8654.

 

 

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“Farm to Table” An Artists Interpretation Presented by Artists Association of Jupiter and A Unique Art Gallery

Where does your nourishment come from??? A Garden…The Ocean…a Spiritual Source???  The coop artists of the Artists Association of Jupiter have come together to entertain you with their Multi Media art creations. A portion of proceeds from sales of artworks created by the Artists of AAOJ, 50/50 Raffle and donations of non-perishable foods will benefit the St. Peter’s Food for Family Ministry. This event is Free to Public .  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

THE ARTISTS ASSOCIATION OF JUPITER

 &

A Unique Art Gallery  

 

 

Invite You to the Opening Reception:

“From Farm to Table: An Artist’s Interpretation”

 

Wednesday April 9, 2014

5:30-7:30

 

226 Center Street Suite 8

Jupiter, FL  33458

 561-529-2748

 

 

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The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents:  ”Farm to Table” An Artists Interpretation. Wednesday April 9, 2014 from 5:30-7:30 at A Unique Art Gallery, 226 Center St #8 in Jupiter.  Enjoy a wine and cheese reception while browsing this Art Exhibit and Sale depicting the artist’s interpretation of “Farm to Table”.

 

 

 

 

Where does your nourishment come from??? A Garden…The Ocean…a Spiritual Source???  The coop artists come together to entertain you with their Multi Media art creations. A portion of proceeds from sales of artworks created by the Artists of AAOJ, 50/50 Raffle and donations of non-perishable foods will benefit the St Peter’s Food for Family Ministry. This event is open and Free to Public .

 

 

 

The Artists Association of Jupiter is a collaboration of artists who work together to promote the awareness of art and education to the community and surrounding counties. Its venue, A Unique Art Gallery, opened its doors in June of 2010.  Learn more about the organization, its artists and programs on the Association’s website, www.artistsassociationofjupiter.com

 

 

For more information on this event call or email the Gallery at 561-529-2748 or info@artistsassociationofjupiter.com   or visit  www.artistsassociationofjupiter.com

 

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Jeepers, Peepers! Don’t Miss This Exhibit! Entries still being Accepted!

Peeps, those gooey marshmallow chick and bunny treats, are a decades old tradition at Easter.  Within the last twenty years, PEEPS have become a yearly “pun” artistic movement, with displays and exhibits taking place all over the nation. Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in downtown Lake Worth, has been part of this tradition for five years.  This year the exhibit will take place from April 4th through April 20th. The opening in April 4th begins at 6PM.  Mulligan’s Restaurant will provide food samplings and FlowSource will provide exciting entertainment as they juggle with fire. Be sure to vote for your favorite entry, as prizes will be awarded.  The Rickie Report shares the details, a retrospective of last year and some sneak peek hints for what you’ll see!

 

 

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Presents:

 

Palm Beach County’s

5th Annual Peeps® Show 

Opening Reception

Friday, April 4th    6-9 PM

Music, Refreshments, Vote for your Favorite Peeps®!!!!

Exhibit runs through April 20th

15 South J Street in Downtown Lake Worth

 

 

Pat and Bob Born with 2013 winner, "Picking the Peep"

Pat and Bob Born with 2013 winner, “College of Peeps picking the Pope (Peep)” (Cardinals) by Sid Walesh

 

Last year, the Peeps®  Show was honored to have Bob Born as one of its judges. Born, is the inventor of Peeps® and a longtime winter resident of Palm Beach County.  Each year the gallery awards five prizes to non-gallery participants in the show. This year, top prize will be $100 and judged by a local Lake Worth celebrity.  The additional four prizes will be judged by the public.  Each visitor will be given one token to be placed in a cup by his/her favorite Peeps®  display.  The top four winners will receive prizes from the Peeps®  Company.

 

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Karen McGovern created “The Life of Peep” for the 2013 exhibit. An associate of Ang Lee, (Life of Pi,) saw the exhibit and had it shipped to Lee.  2013’s top prize went to the college of Peeps® (Cardinal’s), shown inside the Sistine Chapel, and created by artist Sid Walesh.

 

"A Wolf in Peeps Clothing"

“A Wolf in Peeps Clothing”

 

This year, watch for the “Peeps® Train” which will be circling part of the gallery.  The show is expected to include many Peeps® celebrity appearances, Peeps® fairy tale puns, Peeps® Rose being inducted into the Hall of Fame, Amelia Peeps® Island, Dr. Peepers, Chick Magnet,Peeps® jewelry, Peeps® tasty, gooey treats and much more!

 

"Sgt. Peepers Lonely Hearts Club Band"

“Sgt. Peepers Lonely Hearts Club Band”

 

Visitors to this exhibit come from as far as Ethiopia, London, Miami and California. For those who could not get enough or the 2013 exhibit, a blog was created:  cgmspeeps@blogspot.com. All of the exhibits from this year’s show will be added to the blog.

FlowSource

FlowSource

 

FlowSource, street performers who juggle, use hula hoops (with lights and fire), stilt walk, paint and recite poetry, will be entertaining under tents outside the gallery.  Mulligan’s restaurant, from the Lake Worth Beach Casino, will be under its own tent, outside the gallery, passing out samples of food to Peeps®  visitors.

Flow Source

Flow Source

 

The public is welcome to submit entries to this fun exhibit.  Contact  Joyce@flamingoclaystudio.org for an entry application.  No exhibit will be turned away.  The Gallery wants as many as possible to join in the fun.

 

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  JCLay6@aol.com.  Gallery phone: 561-588-8344.

 

 

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Call To Artists: Brewhouse Gallery Bringing New Concept to Lake Park

The Brewhouse Gallery is the brainchild of accomplished Palm Beach Gardens artist AJ Brockman and partner Bobby Hodson, who want to reinvent the art gallery model after experiencing firsthand what it’s like to make a living as an artist. Not only do artists get commission-free exhibit space for three months at a time; visitors experience an ever-changing atmosphere of creative expression!  The Rickie Report is pleased to share a Call to Artists as we encourage artists, jewelers and sculptors to read the details. Located at 720 Park Avenue in Lake Park, FL, a late Spring opening is anticipated.

 

 

 

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720 Park Avenue        Lake Park, FL

AJ Brockman and Bobby Hodson are reinventing the concept of what an art gallery can be, after experiencing firsthand what it’s like to make a living as an artist.  They encourage artists of all mediums, jewelers and sculptors to contact them for more information as Brewhouse Gallery anticipates a late Spring, 2014 opening.
They tell The Rickie Report,  “Serving coffee by day and craft beer/wine by night, the Brewhouse Gallery is part eclectic hipster lounge, part modern New York art gallery. It’s a creative space to share ideas, hold meetings, listen to music, browse the art that surrounds you, or just relax with your laptop, a brew, and pretend to work while you browse ridiculous Facebook statuses”.
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AJ goes on to explain more about their concept,   ” What is the number one drawback to a traditional artist co-op? Very little foot traffic which ultimately leads to very little sales. With this model there is a constant draw of foot traffic and nightly events to get people in the door and seeing your work on the walls. Not to mention, people are much more inclined to make impulse buys after loosening up with a glass of wine or a beer. By no means would this be a bar in the traditional sense but more of a public house, creative space, think tank, hang out. 
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•             Huge foot traffic draw with nightly events including open mic night, singer-songwriter acoustic jam sessions, painting classes, creative/inspirational speakers, classic car night, charity poker tournaments, etc.
•             One major event per month, essentially an artist opening, that is heavily promoted and features all of our resident artists and their work.
•             No need to volunteer your time, we handle everything. With a traditional co-op you are required to commit a certain amount of volunteer time to run the gallery. We would handle everything and simply call you if you have made a sale or someone is interested in negotiating.
•             All work will be prescreened and approved. This keeps the subject matter to a high standard and competition from fellow artists to a minimum to reinforce the quality of work that you are being represented with.
•             Want to update your space with a new piece? No problem. You are free to come in and swap out any of your work at any time… as well as inviting others to see your work at our location and scheduling special events of your own.
•             NO COMMISSION! (Minus a small processing fee)
 
The term of rental is for three months and we are already very close to having a waiting list… There are multiple sizes available at different price points to fit every artists needs.”
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The partners add, “Complete with Wi-Fi, and a friendly vibe, the Brewhouse Gallery is your place to relax, socialize, and get somethin’ brewin!”

 

For more information about The Brewhouse Gallery please contact :
info@BrewhouseGallery.com  or call  
561.771.1641 | Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

 Somethins’ Brewin at 720 Park Ave., Lake Park, FL 33403

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Artisans on The Ave in Lake Worth offers Comedy Night, Featured Artist Susan Painter and Judaica Sale

Two wonderful events are happening at Artisans on the Ave in Lake Worth on April 3rd and 4th that you won’t want to miss!  On Thursday, April 3rd, three artists will be showing their Judaica collections: Marsha Bablier, Irene Jalowayski and Robert ben Kline.  Sculptor, Robert ben Kline (aka Cheese Louise) and eight of his friends will also share their comedic talents during a FREE two-hour routine!  On April 4th, you can meet Featured Artist, Susan Painter, who will be showing her colorful functional pottery pieces. There will be a separate Opening Reception that Friday evening.  The Rickie Report shares the details here!  
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Artisans on The Ave

Thursday, April 3rd   6 – 10 pm

Judaica Art and FREE Comedy Night

 

Friday April 4th   6-9 pm

Meet Featured Artist, Susan Painter

 

 

630 Lake Avenue

Lake Worth, FL

561-762-8162

 

 

Star of David Seder Plate by Irene Jalowayski

Star of David Seder Plate by Irene Jalowayski

On Thursday, April 3rd at 6pm, you will meet three artists who offer handmade one-of-a-kind Judaica pieces.  Marsha Bablier, Irene Jalowayski and Robert ben Kline will showcase mezuzahs, menorahs, seder plates and shabbat candlesticks.

 

Marsha Bablier

Marsha Bablier

 

Marsha Bablier is known for her varied fused glass pieces. She creates encaustic art pieces for wall decor as well as silver jewelry.  

 

 

Mezzuzah by Irene Jalowayski

Mezzuzah by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

 

Candlesticks by Irene Jalowayski

Candlesticks by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Menorah by Irene Jalowayski

Menorah by Irene Jalowayski

 

Irene Jalowayski’s fused glass pieces are one-of-a-kind.  Always trying new techniques, Irene has been creating heirloom quality Judaica pieces as well as other functional glass art.

 

 Sculptor Robert ben Kline looks for a different take on life.  For more than a decade he has produced iconic, ironic images in wood and ceramics.  His work includes dachshunds, dancers, errant drivers, classic novels, politicians, famous paintings, comedians, Judaica and scenes of daily life in colorful and glossy finishes.

 



"Knife in Hat" by Robert ben Kline

“Knife in Hat” by Robert ben Kline

 

 

 

 

 

"Rodney" by Robert ben Kline

“Rodney” by Robert ben Kline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy a FREE comedy show from 8-10 pm with Robert ben Kline (aka Cheese Louise) and a cast of 8 comedians.  With original sets, they will tickle your funny bone and drown you in jocularity.  Stories in the news, pets, vacation anxiety and daily life situations are sure to entertain!

 

 

 

Candlesticks and Vase by Susan Painter

Candlesticks and Vase by Susan Painter

 

Nationally recognized ceramicist, Susan Painter will be the Featured Artist from April 3 through April 13th.  Susan is known for her colorful pottery with designs portraying a tropical beach lifestyle.  All hand painted and made by Susan, you will see fish, crabs, palm trees and beach houses within her functional and decorative pottery pieces.  Using a potter’s wheel or slip cast, each piece is lead-free and meant to be used to serve food and brighten your home.  Susan’s work is collected by clients all around the United States.  The public is invited to a special Open Reception on Friday, April 4th with free refreshments from 6-9 pm.  You can see her newest designs at susanpainterpottery.com

Plater by Susan Painter

Platter by Susan Painter

For more information about Artisans on the Ave. please contact  Betty Wilson 561.762.8162 or Linda Manganaro 561.308.7263    Artisans On The Ave is located at 630 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth,FL 33460.  The Gallery phone is: 561-312-9924 or visit: http://www.artisansontheave.com  or

Artisans on the Ave – Art Gallery, Home Decor | Facebook

 

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OSGS Celebrates 1st Anniversary with Public Reception

It’s time to celebrate the 1st anniversary of OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery Studio! For this special milestone, The Rickie Report takes a close look at what makes this gallery such a beacon for art buyers, art lovers and artists alike. In this article we celebrate the artists and the initiatives of owners Evelyn and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla.  Stop by during their Open House! Details and interview are here.

 

 

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OSGS

 

Ortiz Smykla Gallery Studio

 

Invites You to Celebrate

Friday, March 28th   6-9 pm

500 Northwood Road   W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

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Currently on exhibit at OSGS are: Ilene Adams, Dianne Bernstein, Claudia Bloch, Sheree Blum, Marie-Claude Desorcy, Gail Erickson, Luke Gardner, Jeff Green, Henri Louis Hirschfeld, Irene Jalowayski, Helen Kagan, Robin Kimball, Ian Levinson, Lew Mayer, Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Molly Potter, John Rachell, Jim Rigg, Tim Rivers, Julie Roberts, Elayna Toby Singer, Ebba TinWin and Steve Wallace.

 

 

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TRR:   As OSGS celebrates its first anniversary opening in Northwood, can you take us through the process from your initial thoughts to actually opening?

Evelyn:

 

It comes as a surprise to both Jonathon and me that the year has sped by so quickly.  It seems like only yesterday we were contemplating the thought of a gallery and working together on the project.  Where to begin, cost, location, and business plan were all questions we posed to each other and our spouses.  This was, after all, a family affair and one that would impact us all.  Evelyn just hit retirement and Jonathon was at a crossroads with his professional outlook.  This new venture seemed to fit our paths.

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Months prior to my retirement from the 11th Circuit US Court of Appeals kept me very busy with the idea of a gallery.  With a masters degree in Library Science specializing in archives and conservation, I had already worked in a business library as well as corporate, special and university libraries.  I had researched the venture we would be undertaking and knew that selling art would not be easy.

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We both knew that we had something special to contribute to the world of art.  Jonathon holds the masters degree in landscape architecture from Auburn and worked with firms in Montgomery, Atlanta and West Palm Beach.  He also created his own art (painting, rock posters, screen printing and photography), exhibited in several galleries, and accepted commissions (his art even appears on race cars!).   Before becoming a librarian I earned my undergraduate degree in art history from the University of Alabama.  I painted and created fiber arts.  My knowledge of modern art is so extensive that years ago on a visit to the Birmingham Museum of Art I even discovered that one of Rauschenberg’s works was hung the wrong way!

 

 

 

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Showing no fear and only enthusiasm we set forth the task of doing our research on what it takes to run a gallery in today’s market.  With tenacity, love of art, empathy, and courage mixed with fearless wonder we did our leg work.  We read such books as Making It in the Art World: New Approaches to Galleries, Shows, and Raising Money, by Brainard Carey.  We did our literature research by reading articles, looking at multiple business plans and contacting SCORE here in West Palm Beach.  We trained with a custom framer and attended workshops to learn and hone our skills in custom framing.  We visited several different locations, in particular, those that Jonathon felt had the most potential for creative arts and growth.  We joined the Chamber of Commerce and took advantage of the many workshops and lectures as well as opportunities for networking.

 

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Still, art is a hard sell, and takes a lot of creativity and working in tandem with artists and the art community.  So while we located our current location and went about the business of renovating the space, Jonathon went to work on our web page and social media.  I took on the arduous task of getting licenses, security, insurance and tax needs necessary to run a business, as well as teaching myself how to operate an online bookkeeping system.  We did our homework and researched different operating contracts for exhibiting artists before deciding on what we felt would be beneficial to both the artist and us.

 

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Art is not only a ‘hard sell’ but we opened our doors when the economy was (and is still is) suffering from the economic downturn.  The business model we developed has worked for us so far.  We are still a ‘new’ business and it will definitely take more time to establish our roots, but we are on the right path.

 

We started our space with an empty shell that needed a lot of work.  After making a number of renovations and improvements, we designed many floorplans before deciding on a one that worked best for our spatial experience.  Our end result matched our vision within the walls we had.

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Eventually we got to a point where we needed to send out ‘calls to artists’  that may want to exhibit with us.  We have been very fortunate in having talented artists approach us and allow us to exhibit incredibly excellent diverse art.

 

The Rickie Report was crucial in shining a light on our new venture with artists across the Palm Beaches.  That was really an early cornerstone of our success.  Without The Rickie Report we would not have been able to bring talented artists into our gallery in such a short period of time. Those artists provided a lot of feedback and insight that we took seriously and used to help build our vision as well.

 

 

"Irish Beauty" by Diane Bernstein

 

TRR:  How have you integrated into the community?

Jonathon:

The idea of giving back to others is not new to us because we are suddenly business owners.  Our family has always given back in many different ways.  The online art auction we sponsored in February with all proceeds benefitting Place of Hope is a recent example.  Our artists supported us and donated beautiful pieces to the auction.

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Last summer we initiated Bring Your Own Chair Lecture Series (BYOC).  This initiative offers free lectures by our exhibiting artists to the community in order to learn more about art, different mediums/techniques, and what it takes to create, experiment, and have fun with art, either through educational training or self training.  Through BYOC we’ve made art more approachable and not so far fetched to the community.

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ArtSynery was another way we integrated into the community in our first year of business.  Aside from our individual artists and exhibitions, ArtSynergy allowed us to reach beyond the Northwood Village corridor.  We cannot put into words how exciting it was for us to have been a direct part of ArtPalmBeach. That our gallery and our exhibited artists were awarded a prestigious opportunity to exhibit in that art fair!  That was followed by seeing more of our artists represented in the American International Fine Art Fair.

 

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We worked very hard with the other gallery owners in Northwood to reach new goals and to establish Northwood as an art destination for West Palm Beach.   We helped establish the Second Saturday Art Walks as well as our own gallery exhibitions.  Essentially we’re not just juggling our own business affairs but also helping to see that Northwood turns the corner and becomes something better as well.

 

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TRR:  What are the most important things we should know about OSGS?

 

 

  • We are here to share the experience of beauty, creativity and wonder.
  • We hope to bring joy and pride to the community.
  • We are neighbors and friends to all that enter or pass our doors.
  • We want OSGS to be a venue where artists can exhibit their works to further their exposure.
  • We want the community to know that we Custom Frame for the Public!!!  Yes, this is a priority for us as a business because it brings in critical funding for OSGS to stay afloat.  Persons have come in for framing and walked out with art from our gallery.
  • We work hard to find new ways to bring exposure to both OSGS and Northwood Village.  We are a young business and we are trying new things, most of them for the first time.
  • We encourage any artist looking for gallery representation to contact us.  We consider every artist that approaches us.

 

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TRR: What are your goals for the coming year?

 

  •  Slow and steady is our mantra.  We know baby steps is the best way to move forward.
  •  We would like to offer more receptions, continue with our BYOC summer lecture series, continue to offer our assistance to non-profits, and expand our framing business.
  •  We want to continue to work on our gallery and be proud of what we have accomplished together as a team.  
  • We want to connect art with other businesses in Northwood.  Merging food, art, fashion and the like will be the best way to ensure positive growth — make each and every day the best day to shop and dine Northwood.

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TRR:  Is there anything else you want to share with our readers?

 

We come from a long line of service providers, dream makers, and putting others first, so keep an eye on us.

Something to keep an eye on – Our Website!  We are currently revamping our website and hope to launch the new version OSGS 2.0 within the next few weeks!  It will include all you need to know about OSGS and our exhibiting artists but we will also be offering purchasing options on all items currently on exhibit through the website.  www.OSGSart.com

 

 

As always, ‘Like’ us on Facebook and follow each and every step as we grow well into the future.  Stay up-to-date with all of OSGS events.
…And We Custom Frame for the Public!!

We are always looking for artists seeking representation.  Please email us if you are interested.  We have options for exhibition space and reception opportunities.

 

Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla
OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio
p: 561-833-2223   e: OSGSart@hotmail.com    www.OSGSart.com
Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

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561-537-0291

MaryEllen Dohrs Exhibit and PEEPS Application at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

The PEEPS Show is back and The Rickie Report has the application!  The deadline is March 21st and we’ve already seen PEEPS on grocery shelves…Cash prizes and Lots of Fun!  In addition, Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery will feature the stately work of Mary Ellen Dohrs.   Mary Ellen Dohrs, the first women engineer in the automobile industry in Detroit, designed the interiors of luxury cars for decades and was awarded The Rhoda Sherbell Sculpture Award for her sculpture “Payback”. Details are here!

 

 

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Presents

 

MaryEllen Dohrs

Friday, March 21st

Wine and Cheese Reception

6 – 9 pm

15 South “J” Street        Lake Worth

 

 

 

 

On Friday, March 21, MaryEllen Dohrs will be exhibiting her extraordinarily crafted sculptures of sports figures.  The gallery will be filled with basketball, football and hockey players.  There will be children skating on thin ice.  This event will be a celebration of MaryEllen’s life and multiplicity of her accomplishments.  The wine and cheese reception takes place from 6-9 PM.

 

"Basketball in Nikes" by Maryellen Dohrs

“Basketball in Nikes” by Maryellen Dohrs

 

 

 MaryEllen is skilled enough to craft any of these players (custom commissions) and place the facial images of you or your children on them.  In addition, the gallery will be filled with her frogs, snails, owls and other natural critters.  MaryEllen was the first woman designer in the automobile industry.  She designed the inside of Hopalong Cassidy’s car as well as all of the old, vintage Packards. 
Hockey scene by MaryEllen Dohrs (Photo by Durga Garcia)

Hockey scene by MaryEllen Dohrs (Photo by Durga Garcia)

 MaryEllen is known for her intricate dramatic sculptures of basketball players wearing Nike sneakers.  Her ability to create anatomically accurate sculptures of both human and animal forms will be demonstrated outside the gallery.  

 

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MaryEllen Dohrs

 


Her ability to anatomically nail any living species on the planet evokes commissions from those wanting sports figures to look like their children to those wanting an exact replica of a dog or a goat.  MaryEllen’s teaching abilities have a loyal following of students who have worked under her supervision for decades. 

 

 

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Call to artists

       

Peeps Show Application

                                    

Each applicant MUST sign and complete this form and submit no later than 4 weeks before the event date.

Entries must be in by Friday, March 28

Peeps delivered to gallery by Tuesday, April 1

Please PRINT legibly!

 

Artist/Participant Name________________________Phone__________________

 

E-mail address _________________________________Web address___________________________

 There will be Five prizes awarded to non-gallery members for this event: 

First Prize:  $100

Second-Fifth Prizes come from the PEEPS Company

 

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3. Title____________________________________________

$25 entry for up to three (3) PEEPS displays.  Make checks payable to Flamingo Clay Studio- deliver or mail to:

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery- 15 South J Street, Lake Worth Fl, 33460

 

WAIVER of LIABILITY: By submitting this application form, you give your permission to Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, Flamingo Clay Studio   to publish the contact information provided above in order to promote individual artists and CGMS/FCS. This will include publications and documents such as press releases, digital invitations, web site, blog and FaceBook postings, etc. Submission of this application constitutes an agreement to comply with all of the conditions and terms set forth in the approved proposal.   Under no circumstances will your contact information be sold.

 

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Flamingo Clay Studio

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery   15 South J Street   Lake Worth FL 33460   561.588.8344

 

 

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   JCLay6@aol.com.  Gallery phone: 561-588-8344.

 

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The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

10th Coral Springs Festival of the Arts Offers FREE Art Giveaway and More

Coral Springs will Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Signature Art Festival Fine Art & Craft Exhibit with live music, literary workshops, children’s activities, a Green Market and theatrical performances!  There will also be a FREE art give away by featured artist, Christopher Morris. He turns everyday objects into extraordinary works of Alphabet Letter Art! The Rickie Report knows you’ll enjoy this event on March 15th and 16th and shares the details here.

 

 

 

10th Annual

 Coral Springs Festival of the Arts     

 

March 15 – 16, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm  

           

The Walk on University Drive in Coral Springs    

                          

Navigational address:  2874 North University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065      

                

Support the Arts, the Coral Springs Museum of Art and the Local Community

Free and open to the public

 

 

 

The 10th Anniversary of the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is slated for March 15-16, 2014.  This annual art extravaganza is a true celebration of the arts and will once again transform The Walk on University Drive into a first class outdoor art gallery.  The festival is hosted by the Coral Springs Festival Committee, Inc. and the city of Coral Springs, is produced by Howard Alan Events, the country’s top festival promoter. 

 

 

 

"BEACH" by Christopher Morris will be the FREE Art Giveaway!

“BEACH” by Christopher Morris will be the FREE Art Giveaway!

 

 

This two-day outdoor fair has become the city’s signature event complete with a fine art show, contemporary craft festival, theatrical performances, literary workshops, a children’s area, a Green Market and a full line-up of live music. Partial proceeds from the festival will benefit the Coral Springs Museum of Art and the city’s other non-profit qualifying artistic endeavors within the community.  Admission is free and open to the public.

 

 

Additional Information At-A-Glance:

  • Juried first-class outdoor gallery showcasing local and national artists & crafters
  • Fine Art Show
  • Contemporary Craft Show
  • Hosted by the Coral Springs Festival Committee, Inc. & the City of Coral Springs
  • Produced by Howard Alan Events
  • Original Artwork Handmade in America
  • 200 artists and crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $30,000
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists and crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Theatrical performances
  • Literary workshops
  • Children’s activity area
  • Full line-up of live music

 

 

 Christopher Morris Turns Everyday Objects into Extraordinary Works of Alphabet Letter Art!

Chris Morris is the photographer behind The Alpha Canvas. Though he did not set out to be a professional photographer, he has been enjoying photography professionally for a number of years. With his wife, Christa and son, Silas, the Morris family searches the countryside, looking for interesting objects that will make unique letter photographs.

"Pittsburgh"

“Pittsburgh”

In doing so, special attention is paid to make sure that no alphabet photo is staged or manipulated. Recently, with the addition of the gallery wrapped canvases, Chris has had the opportunity to showcase some of his other photography.

"Forever"

“Forever”

Taking the photographs for each of the backgrounds as well as the letters allows him to photograph and display beauty in a multitude of ways. In addition, Chris takes care and pride in the finish work of the artwork. From the printing and stretching of the canvases to the cutting of the mats and making the frames, Chris performs every aspect of this work.

"Family"

“Family”

 

With each purchase from The Alpha Canvas, 10% of sales will be used to directly support various Christian humanitarian and orphan relief agencies. The Morris family has a heart and a calling to continue to be involved in the Christian mission field and has hopes that The Alpha Canvas will be a fundraising catalyst for stateside and overseas mission trips.

 

 

 

"Hope"

“Hope”

 

 

In addition to the 10% of sales that is donated, all proceeds from the“Hope” canvas goes directly to Orphan Voice, a Christian orphan-relief ministry. The Morris family had the great joy and privilege of spending over two months in Vietnam working alongside this organization, and they hope to continue to support the work of this ministry.

 

"Love"

“Love”

For more information about Chris’ photography and mission, please visit: www.thealphacanvas.com  or email thealphacanvas@gmail.com

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.: 

 

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 32 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists. 

 

 

For additional information on the 10th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com, email  info@artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: February 26, 2014 at 8:16:02 PM EST
To: Malinda Ratliff <malinda@artfestival.com>
Malinda,
Attached is the image for the give away. It is a photograph printed on canvas and gallery-wrapped.  It can just be titled “Beach” & the value for the size we are giving away is $55 (size is 12″x21″).  Please let me know if any other information is needed (I’m not sure if another email was sent previously; however, this is the only one that I received after speaking with you on the phone).

Thanks a bunch.

Chris