PEEPS® Winners and May Events in Lake Worth

Over 67,000 ballots were used at Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery to vote for the enormous 2014 PEEPS® display!  The Rickie Report will share a few of the most popular ones in this article.  In addition, there a MANY events, classes, sales and workshops that you’ll need to mark in your calendars.  Get ready for May in Downtown Lake Worth and take a Springtime ramble through this Little Village by the Sea!

 

 

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“Salt and PEEPER” by Suz Easely

 

 

 

 PEEPS® Retrospective/Winners

and

Springtime Ramble in Lake Worth

 

 

 

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Mayor Pam Triolo awards First Place for PEEPS Show,2014  (“Blessings” by Sid Walesh)

 

On the Friday of the opening of the Peeps® Show, Lake Worth Mayor, Pam Triolo, awarded first prize to Sid Walesh for his triptych, “Blessings.”  Second and fifth places went to Suz Easley for “Yearly Peep Smear,” and “Salt and Peeper.”  Third place was awarded to Lake Worth High School for “Star S’mores,” and fourth place was awarded to Bonnie Brunner for “Peep Zilla.”  

 

Lake Worth High School's entry, "Star Smores"

Lake Worth High School’s entry, “Star Smores”

 

You can see them all of the entries at CGMSPeeps.blogspot.com as well as in our Facebook albums  (Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery on Facebook.)  Clever, funny, and we bet you can’t wait for next year already!

 

 

 

With your help, Lake Worth is rapidly becoming the epicenter of South Florida’s Great Arts Renaissance. This month, you are invited to directly contribute to this.  On May 6, The Community Foundation and United Way are hosting the Great Give.  This is one day of giving, on line, to hundreds of non-profits throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

 

 

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On May 6th, Lake Worth, Flamingo Clay Studio, Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery is participating in the Great Give.  Enter  all gifts must be made by credit or debit card on www.GreatGivePBC.org or www.GreatGiveMartin.org or by calling 1-844-GIVE-DAY (1-844-448-3329).  Minimum Donation is $10.00.   Go to www.greatgivepbc.org/#npo/flamingo-clay-studio and contribute $10-$10,000. Every donation FCS receives will be multiplied with bonus dollars from the Community Foundation and a National Pool.  The funds raised by Flamingo Clay Studio will be used to train students from Lake Worth High School’s Arts Department in the building and installation of ceramic, mosaic walls in  Lake Worth’s most blighted neighborhoods.  The funds will also be used for scholarships for economically challenged senior citizen artists, to build a huge, community accessible kiln complex and to continue construction on the regions largest 3-D artists studios for glass blowing, large metals foundry, clay, ceramic, fused glass and small metals studios.  This project, once fully funded and complete, is expected to become an international arts destination.  If you miss the May 6th Great Give, you can still contribute to this non-profit artists’ project.  On website CGMS.FlamingoClayStudio.org, you may make a tax-deductible contribution through PayPal.

 

 

ModSquad (The Merchants of Downtown Lake Worth) have many fine art gallery members for you to visit during the month of May.  All exhibits are constantly changing. Make the month of May your Art Tour Month through the Historic Village of Lake Worth.

 

 

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Start your tour on the 600 block of Lucerne and visit the Lake Worth Arts League, South Florida’s oldest arts association.  Their beautiful gallery is filled with paintings and photography. Head west to the MaryAnne and Bruce Webber Galleries, located on the 700 block of Lucerne the longest established galleries and framing establishments in Lake Worth.  Make a left hand turn on J street and walk two blocks to 15 South J Street, The Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, Palm Beach County’s first non-profit 3-D artist cooperative.  Head back to the 800 block of Lake Avenue for the Robert Pardo (Artefacts) Gallery featuring the works of Laura Anne Jacobs.  Travel east to ShoeStrings Gallery located in Palm Beach Interiors.

 

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There are many other little galleries located in the nooks and crannies of the town. Take a day to explore and delight in the art that fills this town. Don’t miss the gallery inside the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County (601 Lake Avenue) and see two SOLO exhibitions, Ray P. Neubert and Leora Klaymer Stewart (look at previous Rickie Reports for more details).  Then walk across the street and visit Artisans on the Ave. (630 Lake Avenue).

 

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Fine Art and fine craftsmanship are found in many shops throughout the town. At Lake Worth Jewelers, 615 Lake Avenue, master designer and jeweler, Richard Fahnoe, is creating one of a kind jewelry with gold and diamonds. After one piece is cast, the mold is destroyed. Lake Worth Jewelers has been in downtown Lake Worth for thirty-two years. Their hours are 9-5, Monday-Saturday.

 

 

 

Brogue’s Down Under, 621 Lake Avenue, has learned the formula for packing in crowds for dinner and a show.  With their elegant and newly windowed back restaurant, diners can come in for a fine meal and to enjoy their Thursday evening (5-8PM) Rod Stewart Tribute Band.  Watch for additional evenings with addition tribute groups to spring up on a regular basis.

 

 

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Lake Worth now welcomes exciting new Street Performers to town beginning in May.  FlowSource has found a new home in Lake Worth. Every First and Third Friday in May for Lake Worth’s Evenings on the Avenues,  FlowSource will be presenting a flowing team of powerful, creative, and joyful individuals dedicating their lives to what they love to do best. These artists are excited to share many forms of performance arts.  They will mesmerize, captivate, and amaze you. You will laugh and join in the fun.  Come see: Live painting and portraits by Zipporah SkyWalker, Spoken Word/Poetry acapella and musical accompaniment by Casandra Tenenbaum, Brian Ritter, and Emily Andari.  Poi, Staff, and Hula Hoop performances by Patrick Kiebzak, Jeremiah Collins, Blair Welcome, and Cassandra Tenenbaum. Watch as these performers, especially as they use LED and fire props! They inspire community connection through playful interactions and create a showcase spectacle in Downtown Lake Worth that links the community with performers, artists, and merchants.

 

 

The Lake Worth Playhouse and the Stonzek Movie Theater are the finest antiques Lake Worth has to offer.  The buildings are architectural gems, well worth the visit.  Sitting inside the theater brings you back 100 years.  Within the beautiful surroundings of this glorious theater, you can experience wonderful and affordable productions.  The Stonzek Movie Theater shows independent and rare films seen nowhere else in the county.

 

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The alliterive Second Saturday Sidewalk Sale (May 10th) in Lake Worth is always filled with Big Bargains and a ThirdEye Adventure.  The Second Saturday Sidewalk sales fill the downtown streets with treasures.  Long cherished, Bees Knees, has lost its lease in Lake Worth and is looking for a new site. You Bees Knees addicts can find their extrodinary and affordable treasures every Second Saturday on the parking lot of CGMS Gallery, 15 South J Street.  This is Lake Worth’s example of neighbor helping neighbor.  The best way to get the Bees Knees up an running again is to come downtown and make sure you buy out their parking lot sale.   GotThirdEyeAdventures.com raises money for local charities. This month’s adventure is “Back to Boston,” a bar crawl and tap takeover. This adventure will feature an 80’s Costume Contest with food, fun, music & prizes.

 

 

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Stop by McMow Art Glass located at 701 North Dixie Hwy. to see their workshop, supply area for all things “glass” and their studios.  Classes and workshops are available year round!

 

 

CELEBRATE! 

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Friday, May 16, Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery (15 South J Street) celebrates its 5th Anniversary in downtown Lake Worth. The party starts at 6PM.  Some of Palm Beach’s best performers come out to celebrate this anniversary. In keeping with Gallery Anniversary Tradition, Butterflies will be handed out to the first 100 visitors.  Champaign and cake will be served.

 

 

Metal Clay Classes for Charity: Ruth Ekiert of Trinkets and Treasures teaches regular classes in metal clay and resins to raise funds for a local non-profit.  Metal Clays can be worked with to make jewelry and art objects.  Once fired in a kiln, the clay burns out and you are left with silver, copper or brass.  (Most classes in the area cost $140 plus materials for a four hour class).  Ruth charges $75 including materials. Groups are welcome.  Classes are set up at your convenience. Six person minimum.

 

The Merchants of Downtown is a group that meets weekly to make Downtown Lake Worth a welcoming destination for neighbors and visitors alike.  The MOD Squad, as they fondly refer to themselves, organizes block by block bringing activity, unity and camaraderie to the Downtown corridor.  For additional information contact JClay6@aol.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

 

Gallery Space Available At Art On Park Gallery

The Art on Park Gallery at 800 Park Avenue in Lake Park will have a gallery space available beginning May 1st. This Gallery is part of the Artists of Palm Beach County, which is a large and active organization.  The Rickie Report has previously focused on APBC’s opportunities for artists of all disciplines to network,  share, teach classes and exhibit their work.  We urge you to read this article and share it with others. This is a perfect chance to bring your artwork front and center in an active Gallery which offers classes, workshops and demonstrations year round.

 

 

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Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue

Lake Park, FL

561-345-2842

 

a local art gallery

for artists|by artists

of all disciplines

 

The Art on Park Gallery at 800 Park Ave. in Lake Park will have a gallery space available beginning May 1st. The space is 10 feet wide and 5 feet deep and against the wall (floor to ceiling). It can be used as both/either a working space and display space. It rents for $150/month. First and last month rent to begin.   As part of your rental agreement you will be included on the website with your unique, individual web page at no extra charge.

 

 

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You may apply and ask questions by calling 561-345-2842 or by emailing:    art.on.park@artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

 

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The Town of Lake Park is proud to announce that the Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC) now occupy Art on Park at 800 Park Avenue, a redevelopment project designed to enhance the Park Avenue cultural corridor.

 

Art on Park opened in the fall of 2012 and has since become home to eight resident artists whose powerful work covers the walls on either side of the gallery.  The center of the gallery is used for ongoing rotating juried exhibitions from the APBC membership. 

 

The gallery displays oils paintings, watercolors, acrylic paintings, photography, glass, collage and sculpture.

 

In addition, a display case in the front is filled with jewelry, ceramics, and fabric art.  Art classes, demonstrations, and workshops provide watercolor, drawing, poetry and collage experiences.

 

Regular gallery hours are 12-6 pm Mon-Sat.

 

 

To see more about the Artists of Palm Beach County and Art onPark Gallery, please visit this Virtual Gallery to see the work of our Resident Artists at:

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.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

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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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

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.
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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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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

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.

 

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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. 

 

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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.”

 

 

 

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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.”

 

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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.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

“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

 

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

 

 

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!

 

 

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE

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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.

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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.

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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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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

 

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

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291