Collaborations and Mixed Media Promises to Be a Mega-Event!

OSGS is inviting everyone to the Big Event! Yes, Saturday, March 7th is approaching!   The show is titled ‘Collaborations and Mixed Mediums’ and the exhibit will ring true on both genres.  The event begins at 6pm at the Center for Creative Education (CCE) located in Northwood Village. Attendees will enjoy a Red Carpet entry, Valet Parking, Live Art, Live Music, Drinks, Food and most of all Fine Art on exhibition and for sale to help support this charity. The Rickie Report looks forward to seeing you at this highlight-of-the-season event! Here are some sneak peeks and details.  Please plan to attend! Make sure to invite your friends and family. Sharing this event will only help increase awareness of the Center for Creative Education and support for Local Arts.





A Charitable FINE ART Exhibition

Saturday, March 7th  6 PM

Center for Creative Education (CCE)

425   25th Street   (Northwood Village)

    W.Palm Beach, FL 33407

Suggested Donation: $10. to Benefit the  CCE





OSGSCCE Logo   OSGSlogoColor_Web6


Jonathon Ortiz Smykla tells The Rickie Report, ” Our event was graciously accepted by the recent Continuum West Palm Beach Pop-Up Gallery by allowing us to ‘collaborate’ with them so that four, large canvas works could be worked on by some of the area’s most notable Artists.  They will be highlighted at ‘Collaborations and Mixed Mediums’ on March 7th and for the month-long exhibition duration. It’s been exciting to see the many other works that were entered for exhibition”.



"Lake Effect Diner" by Nicole Galluccio

“Lake Effect Diner”


“This is a Charitable Fine Art Exhibition. With a good will $10 suggested entrance donation, all works purchased during the exhibition will provide both the Charity (Center for Creative Education) and the participating Artists, funding to support the Center’s mission in helping children learn through the Arts and for our Local Artists to continue creating works of Art that rival any big-city Art Scene. Not to worry, the $10 is a small price for all that will be offered to our attendees from our supportive Sponsors”.



Detail of artwork by Andrea Huffman

Detail of artwork by Andrea Huffman


The CCE, Center for Creative Education ( is in its 20th year  of seeing their mission through to reality. They are hosting this event in their vast Gallery and Reception space located in their new building in the heart of Northwood Village. The initial phase of construction is completed and CCE is still seeking additional expansion to include a black-box theatre, expanded adult education programs, extra Art studios, and work stations. Attending the event on March 7th will provide many folks a wide view of all that the Center has to offer in terms of space, programming and community outreach.


Close-up of Collaboration between Steven Brouse and Caron Bowman

Close-up of Collaboration between Steven Brouse and Caron Bowman


There is a Blog Site dedicated to the event, detailing specifics and highlighting Sponsors as they have joined us. You can find that here:


As of Now, Current List of Exhibiting Artists

Gary Antonio
Ilene Adams
Carolyn Austin
Christian Bentall
Deborah Bigeleisen
Caron Bowman
Steven Brouse
Anthony Burks, Sr.
Pamela Carman
Megan Castellon
Robert Catapano
Michael Claren
Dugg Desjardins
Gregory Dillard
Reed Dixon
Judy Eisinger
Tammy Frand
Nicole Galluccio
Durga Garcia
Janet Gold
Jeff Green
Deborah Gregg
Anthony Hernandez
Andrea Huffman
Irene Jalowayski
Bill Jones
Helen Kagan
Mark Lesser
Eduardo Mendieta
Craig McInnis
Susan Oakes
Evelyn Ortiz Smykla
Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla
Juan Plaza
James Rabidoux
Patricia Schwimmer
Judith Shah
Joanne Slattery
Edward Trujillo
Betty Wilson
Liz Wisewood
and more!!



"City of Light"

“City of Light” by Helen Kagan

Featured Sponsors that will be making this event the best it can be!

Anonymous Donor (Red Carpet)
ATB Fine Artists (Continuum Gallery)
ChrisArt Creations (Northwood Village)
C-Keys Recording and Vinyl (Northwood Village)
CRA (West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency)
Easel Art Supply (West Palm Beach, Lake Park)
Harold’s Coffee Lounge (Northwood Village)
Lot 23 (Northwood Village)
Onli Premium Sparkling Beverages
OSGS Gallery (Northwood Village)
Preferred Parking Table 427 (Northwood Village)





For any specific questions about the event, directions to the Center for Creative Education or general inquiries

Please contact the Host Gallery:

OSGS (Ortiz-Smykla | Gallery-Studio) at, ATTN: Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla


Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio
p: 561-833-2223
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New Bead Society Forms in Palm Beach County and Welcomes New Members

The Bead Society of the Palm Beaches was recently inaugurated and they are welcoming anyone who is interested to join! Their mission is to bring together a diverse group of people from far and wide to exchange ideas, share techniques and encourage talents in stringing, bead weaving, wire, polymer clay and looming.  Their aim is to inspire and nurture creative expression in a non-competitive atmosphere and to provide community with an educational resource in the art, history and cultural significance of beads and beading. This not-for-profit group has chosen Safe House for Teen Victims of Human Trafficking as one of its 2015 charitable organizations. The Rickie Report celebrates artistic networking and shares their information and some photos here.


Bead Society Logo


Next General Meeting:

Thursday, March 5th

6:30 pm


Perry Bookstein of York Beads



Beads, Courtesy of York Beads

Beads, Courtesy of York Beads



This is a Members Only Meeting

You can Join At the Event! 

Next Workshops:

Saturday March 14


Sunday March 15

With  Jerri Heer



Bead and Wire Tree Workshop with Jerri Heer

Bead and Wire Tree Workshop with Jerri Heer

Atlantis Country Club

190 Atlantis Blvd.    Lake Worth, FL


President, Laurie Bye, tells The Rickie Report, “Founded in 2014, we are a new Society of diverse and enthusiastic beaders, wire workers, bead embroiders, loomers, knitters, crocheters and polymer clay artists. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced beader, we welcome you to join us as a member. We will meet the first Thursday of every month from 6:30 at Atlantis Country Club in Lake Worth.  We will be having guest speakers, trunk shows, and teachers from around the country that will be of interest to all kinds of beaders”.


The Bead Society’s mission is to inspire and nurture creative expression in a non-competitive atmosphere and to provide community with an educational resource in the art, history and cultural significance of beads and beading. It is a not-for-profit group and has chosen Safe House for Teen Victims of Human Trafficking as one of its 2015 charitable organizations. 



Beads Courtesy of York Beads

Beads Courtesy of York Beads


On March 5th at 6:30 pm, special guest Perry Bookstein of York Beads, will be joining us for our meeting.  Perry will be bringing boxes and boxes of beads for you to purchase!  His family has been in the business for 90 years and unfortunately, is closing.  Perry is a bead expert and he will be bringing along some special ones for you to choose from!  This is a MEMBERS ONLY meeting, so you can join ahead of time or join at the event!



Bead and Wire Tree Workshop with Jerri Heer

Bead and Wire Tree Workshop with Jerri Heer


Saturday March 14 or Sunday March 15

Jerri Heer’s Workshops!


Class Price: $60.00



Jerri will be teaching a small tree in the morning workshop and a larger tree in the afternoon.  These lovely trees can brighten up your home space or be given as a lovely gift. During the class you will be learning how to do a mini tree in the morning then, after a lunch supplied by the Atlantis Country Club, we will be learning a larger tree and some branches of different styles.  The class, kits and lunch are all included in the price of $60.00. You really can’t go wrong so join us for an inspiring day.

Member's Gallery of the Bead Society of the Palm Beaches

Member’s Gallery of the Bead Society of the Palm Beaches




Membership benefits will include:
– subscription to our monthly newsletter
– discounts at many local bead stores
– monthly meetings with opportunities to meet with other bead enthusiasts
– participation in our members only bead swap
– chance to win the wall of delicas and the bowl of buttons
– holiday parties
– supporting a variety of charitable groups
– advanced notice and early registration for our yearly bead retreat


Member's Gallery of the Bead Society of the Palm Beaches

Member’s Gallery of the Bead Society of the Palm Beaches

Please join us on Facebook and for more information about meeting times and events, directions to our meeting place and examples of our member’s work:



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Brewhouse Gallery Celebrates First Anniversary with Expansion of Space, More Artwork, Live Music, Brews and Community Events

Don’t miss this round of artists’ work being shown on February 26th before the walls change at the ever popular Brewhouse Gallery!  New artists will be moving in on March 2.  Celebrating its First Anniversary, the Brewhouse Gallery has announced its expansion, taking over next door (formerly a convenience store) and adding  36 additional taps, vintage arcade games, expanded food options (not a full kitchen yet), and a 30 foot wall dedicated to installation art and a rotating mural every six months from renowned street artists! The Rickie Report shares here.







12:00PM – 12:00AM


The Brewhouse Gallery
720 Park Avenue      Lake Park, Florida 33403




Art, art, and more art! Whether it’s our incredible visual artists or our talented performing artists, or even the culinary artists with our local food trucks… This week is completely full of all things artsy! Don’t forget our monthly artist open house  Thursday February 26th. 


The Next Chapter & Expansion




At almost one year to the date, AJ Brockman tells The Rickie Report, “The Brewhouse Gallery is proud to announce we are expanding! We will be taking over the next door location (to the West) which was formerly a convenience store. We don’t want to alter the good vibes we have already established, so we’re hoping to have two separate spaces that are connected. This will allow for a better flow of traffic, expanded draft list, expanded bottle selection, vintage arcade games, communal tables and the all-important expanded FOOD SELECTION. What about the art? Well… We will have a 30 foot wall that will be dedicated to a rotating mural project. We will be highlighting some of the area’s best muralists to create a new mural every six months or so. As we have said from day one, it is our goal to create a community around our space and vision. Above all, it is the support of each and every one of you and the belief in what we are doing that has brought all of this to fruition. Here’s to: supporting the arts, live music, the revival of Lake Park, craft breweries that care about their product, independent coffee roasters, the small businessman & one hell of an upcoming year! Cheers!”



Trivia Night, One of the Popular Events at Brewhouse Gallery

Trivia Night, One of the Popular Events at Brewhouse Gallery



 In another exciting announcement, Brockman shares, “We are happy to officially introduce our new manager/event coordinator, Pepe Arenas! You all pretty much know him by now and he has been integral part of the day to day management, but don’t worry, he will still be behind the counter with a smiling face. Thanks for all you do Pepe, we love you, cheers to your new title! Also, We are launching NEW HOURS! Opening at noon, Tuesday through Sunday, and staying open an hour later. 12 to 12, six days a week. Mondays are still available for private parties and we are always happy to arrange special hours to accommodate your events”.



Spotlight on PBCATA

Spotlight on PBCATA


The Brewhouse Gallery would like to recognize the Fine Art of The Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association. PBCATA raises money which goes directly to a scholarship fund. Every year, two scholarships are awarded in the amount of $1,000 each to students pursuing a college degree in the Visual Arts. Along with raising money for the scholarships, PBCATA also sponsors ribbons annually for the South Florida Fair and the Palm Beach County School District Annual K-12 Student Art Exhibition. To find out more please visit :  Proceeds benefit both the Art Teachers creating the work and this fantastic organization! 



South Florida’s King of Rockabilly – Slip and the Spinouts are an established Rockabilly/Roots band on the South Florida circuit. Formed 12 years ago, Slip and the Spinouts are an old school 3 piece band with upright bass, Hollowbody guitar {and sometimes a Tele} and a small combo drum kit.


The Spinouts play original Rockabilly and Country songs and also cover a wide range of American Roots Music including Rockabilly, Country, Blues and even Surf.

Food Truck : Salsa Don Pepe & Tacos




Brewhouse Gallery Paint & Sip

Saturday, March 7th    4:00 – 7:00 PM

Price Per Seat: $30.00    Seating is limited; registration is required

Art Obsession is bringing you something fun and different. “King of the Snuggle” is one of our favorite paintings and we hope it will be one of your as well. Make this cool panda all your own with different colors and accessories. Follow our instructor as you sip on your favorite drink and add your own unique colors to make this painting truly personal!




Come for the class and stay for the music. This is an adult environment that encourages drinking, fun and having a great time. Please only 21+ for this event.  There will be a food truck outside during the class.


This class will take approximately 2 hours. Class will begin promptly at the start time indicated. Please arrive early to settle in and order your drinks and food, seating is first come first served. Included in this class are the supplies to complete your work of art (canvas, apron, paints, brushes) step by step instructions and a great time with great people.


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Stuart’s Premiere Art Festival Celebrates 25th Anniversary! Free Art Giveaway Valued at $650.

Stuart’s Premier Art Festival will Celebrate its 25th Anniversary on February 21 – 22, 2015!  The 25th Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival with 250 artists from the U.S. who will transform Osceola Street in Historic Downtown Stuart into an outdoor art gallery with original fine artwork. Enjoy an eclectic array of art, unique gift items, live music, and sign up for a FREE Art Giveaway featuring the photography of artist Zsuzsanna Luciano.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

25th Anniversary Downtown Stuart Art Festival

Saturday, February 21


Sunday, February 22

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart, FL

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

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

ADMISSION: Free and Open to the public




Martin County’s premier art festival returns to historic downtown Stuart February 21 – 22, 2015 with the finest artists in the country. The eclectic exhibits with broad appeal will include paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media and even unique gift items. Prices will be set to suit all budgets and will range from $25 handcrafted earrings to $30,000 sculptures. A portion of the proceeds from the art festival benefits the Stuart Main Street programs. Admission is free and open to the public.



"Endless Summer" FREE ART GIVEAWAY by Photographer Luciano  valued at $650.

“Endless Summer” FREE ART GIVEAWAY by Photographer Zsuzsanna Luciano, valued at $650.

The festival winds through downtown Stuart starting at Osceola and St. Lucie, to Haney Circle and continues to Denver Street and to Detroit Street. Art enthusiasts will have the opportunity to engage the artists to gain a better understanding of their work and inspiration as they stroll through the vast array of quality original art. They will also be able to register to win artwork by exhibiting artist Zsuzsanna Luciano. This award-winning conservation fine art photographer specializes in giant panoramic images with as many as 80 different photographs used to capture the detail and dimension of one moment. Many of her large-scale photographs are on display in a variety of galleries throughout South Florida and in private collections in the U.S. and abroad. The giveaway prize, a 24”x 48” print of “Endless Summer”, taken while in the Florida Keys and valued at $650, will be on display at her booth where registration will also take place. The winner will be announced during the final hour of the festival. No purchase will be necessary to participate. 


Luciano Photography
Zsuzsanna Luciano



Photo by

Photo by Zsuzsanna Luciano




Zsuzsanna Luciano is a Conservation Fine Art Photographer that has trained in Europe and has graduated the New York Institute Of Photography.  She has achieved two Awards Of Merit from the NYIP. (It is worth mentioning that even one Award of Merit is difficult to achieve from the NYIP).  Under the term “conservation” many many hours, countless shots, and many weeks can be spent on site on one image as all shadow work and color matching has to be done before the button is pushed on the camera. The countless hours of paying attention to shadows and color matching is why Zsuzsanna pieces look so three dimensional and painting- like.



Zsuzsanna has two great loves, painting and photography, both which she started more than 15 years ago. She worked full time with acrylics and oils for many years but in order to preserve our quickly changing world in her own way Zsuzsanna has put down the brush and has taken up the lens as her full time passion, conservation photography. Conservation photography is one of the only art forms that lends itself to conservation as its aim it to preserve and save, not alter and or change.





Photo by

Photo by Zsuzsanna Luciano


Most of Zsuzsanna’s works will appear to be three dimensional or as if the viewer is looking out of a window or standing in front of a canal or in front of a vast canyon. Her art transports the viewers to the most beautiful places in the world without the use of photoshop or digital manipulation. Her art is aimed and focused at saving what nature has to offer, not altering it or changing it.

Zsuzsanna’s art is one with a true purpose, to save for many future generations what is quickly disappearing before us today.  Her specialty is to create giant panoramic images made up sometimes over 80 photographs to capture the details and dimension of the moment.  Some of her large scale (8 feet x 15 feet) photographs are on permanent exhibition in the Blue Galleries in Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale and Delray Beach.  She also has a Florida Everglades series exhibiting and is represented at the Clyde Butcher Gallery.



Festival At-A-Glance:


  • Free Admission
  • Original Art – Handmade in America 
  • 250 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Free Art Giveaway – featuring conservation fine art photographer Zsuzsanna Luciano
  • A portion of the proceeds from the art festival benefits the Stuart Main Street programs.
  • Eclectic Art Exhibits
  • Original & Functional Art
  • Unique Handcrafted Gift Items
  • Live Music 

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 25 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 North 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 25th Anniversary Downtown Stuart Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit or call 561-746-6615.



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Professional Behavior at an Art Show or Exhibit-Helpful Tips From Rickie

Exhibits and art festivals are taking place all over!  The Rickie Report shares some helpful tips that will benefit artists of all mediums, about professional behavior at an art show or exhibit.  Our goal is to empower you to make your business more successful!



Professional Behavior

at an

Art Show or Exhibit




Does Your exhibit space reflect YOU and what you are selling?


  • Is your business name front and center?
  • Are your business cards available?
  • Is your guest book ready?
  • Is your display so intricate that what you’re selling gets lost?    When people comment on your display more than your items, you are in trouble!
  • Is everything priced?  Potential buyers are often uncomfortable asking how much something costs.  It is human nature.
  • Are you dressed appropriately?  Dress for the occasion.  At an outdoor Art Fair, shorts are more appropriate than a three-piece suit!  If in doubt, always ask the coordinator of the event – BEFORE you get there.  Cleanliness of clothing and brushed teeth go a long way in customer relations.
  • Did you bring a small project to work on during the event?  Art patrons are eager to learn “how” it is created.  You don’t have to give away any trade secrets.  Perhaps, a sketch pad to doodle some new ideas. Look up OFTEN, so visitors NEVER feel they are intruding!  The point is to give them an opportunity to ask about your work or comment – and break the ice!
  • There is a fine balance between  being involved with your project and ignoring potential customers.  Potential buyers feel they are intruding when you are on the phone, reading or talking to a fellow art-show creator.  



Where to position yourself

In a small space, art patrons need room to maneuver within your exhibit set-up.   If possible, sit just outside your booth, ready for questions and ready to welcome your guests.  If you must be inside your space, studies show that hovering around the front center is off-putting to potential customers.  Try to remain in the back, VISIBLE but not intrusive as visitors look at your creations.  Bring a chair that is higher than your displays – you want to be eye level with your customers, not have them looking down to see you.

Everyone can be a potential buyer!  To result in a sale, there is a process of connecting with you and your work.

 Are you making it easy?  

What to Say


  • Greet your customers AFTER they walk into your space.  They need a moment to transition from the previous exhibitor’s booth and yours. SMILE. Be welcoming!


  • NEVER ask a question that can be answered with “Yes” or “No”. Half the time, you are going to lose.


  • “Let me know if I can help you” is a good ice breaker.


  • Another is, “It is okay to pick things up” (IF that is true)


  • “Feel free to try things on” works well when you are selling wearable art.  Note: If you are concerned about clean hands, have some wet wipes readily available.


  • Use plain language to respond to a question.  Not everyone knows as much as you about your medium or technique.  You’re not giving a college lecture.  You’re trying to educate a potential art patron.


  • Leave room for silence.   Too much information is overload, especially when a visitor is at a large art or craft fair.  Short, informative answers leave room for more dialogue if they are interested in buying.  No one buys because you wore them down with your oration and no one likes to be “talked at”.


  • Be sincere. Be you – the creator and maker of these items.  Your love of your artistry will come through!   To become more comfortable, role playing with another artist or friend can be helpful.



What Not to Say (Even if You are Asked…Even if it is true)


  • “My work is the finest you’ll see at this show”  It may be true, but no one likes a braggart.  (You weren’t the only one to be juried in….)
  • “This is a terrible show and I will never do it again”
  • “Another exhibitor is a fraud” 
  • “I hate my location and can’t understand why no one is stopping in to buy”
  • Ignore people who walk into your booth because they don’t look like they can afford your work (Read “The Millionaire Next Door”)
  • Scream at someone who is touching what should not be touched.  It is helpful to have some objects related to your work that small hands can explore while adults are shopping in your booth.  Show a video of your studio and of you working on your art creations!
  • Leave before the show is over.  Unless it is an emergency, NEVER pack up and leave before the event closes.  IF you MUST leave, alert the Show Coordinator!


The Rickie Report is happy to help you when you are preparing for a show or exhibit.  Contact Rickie to make an appointment for a consultation.  In addition, Rickie is available to meet you at your exhibit and “walk the show” with you, giving you helpful suggestions for increasing your potential for success.



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Whitespace Comes to Art Wynwood-Miami With Special Collections

Whitespace Collection will be at Art Wynwood-Miami!  Elayne Mordes brings her unique “Co-léct” fashion statements, so you can meet the artists and shop at this most exciting exhibition.  The Rickie Report can tell you first-hand that the contemporary jewelry will have you adding to YOUR collection…and if you haven’t started one yet, this is the place to begin!  Stop by Booth P3.



W H I T E S P A C E 


Art Wynwood-Miami


February 12 – 16, 2015

Booth P3




Art Palm Beach 2015 R4



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Call to Artists for “Artnado” – A New Art Show in Palm Beach County

Jack Busa is bringing a new-concept juried art show to our area. “Artnado” will take place at the South Florida Fairgrounds, featuring 2D and 3D creations on November 14th and 15th, 2015. This indoor show has a lot to offer to artists and art patrons alike. Using high-technology, patrons will be able to see participating artists’ work in situ as well as in their exhibition areas. Artists are highly encouraged to demonstrate their techniques to further inform the art loving public. Booth spaces are 10′ by 20′.  The Rickie Report applauds this trend, believing that better informed art lovers become more enthusiastic art patrons. We want to point out that there is no connection between the presenting organization, Artistic Synergy and Art Synergy (ARTWEEK at Art Palm Beach). Here are the details.




A Juried Art Show

Sponsored by

November 14 and 15, 2015

South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center

West Palm Beach,   Florida



Jack Busa, of Artistic Synergy is sending out a Call to Artists for a unique juried exhibition taking place at the South Florida Fairgrounds. All artists are encouraged to apply. The Festival will feature 2D and 3D art, photography, jewelry or whatever combination the creative mind conjures. Jack explains, “‘Synergy’ is supplied with the incorporation and interaction of models, an embellishment room and ambiance music”.



Jack tells us, ‘We created ARTNADO realizing that no one can know or predict the complete buying habits of the attendees. Our juried process is designed to take into consideration the artists work from talent, inspiration and creativity and not to classify something as “not art” because it does not fit what “we” expect. If your work meets these criteria then there may be a market for it. Artists need to promote themselves or they will have a limited career. Our goal is to show your art in the most favorable way and to help you display and demonstrate your work to appeal to all potential buyers.”



ATTENTION: Not-for-profit Art Organizations:

Booth fees are half the cost for you to share and showcase your organization!



Important Dates:

Application deadline – August 1, 2015

Applications after this date will be wait listed and have an additional 20% added to the venue fees.

Set-up date – Friday November 13, 2015

Show dates – Saturday November 14, 2015 and Sunday November 15, 2015






Images: 4 (a booth shot is NOT required)

Fee (application fee): $25.00




Highlights of Artnado for Exhibitors:

  • Indoor show ( there will be some outdoor spots – see website for details)
  • Allotted space is 10′ x 20′ – DOUBLE the space of a normal art fair
  • artists are ENCOURAGED to show a work in process or be working on a creation during the event
  • Overhead lighting will compliment the artwork being displayed
  • Electric outlets will be available to run your own lighting for displays as well as videos of you working in your studio
  • A high-tech lounge area will be set up so art patrons can see works of art by exhibiting artists in a virtual home or office setting
  • Utilizing Performing and Visual art will enhance the art patron experience
  • Demonstrations of art techniques will deepen the understanding of art patrons
  • Models will circulate throughout the exhibit, showing jewelry being offered by the exhibitors.
  • There will be a concerted effort to market to varied demographics and bring new patrons to the event
  • ‘Curator’s Choice Corner’ for each day of the exhibit will feature one 2D and 1 3D piece of artwork. This is a twist on “Best of Show”
  • Assistance is available to help you set up your exhibit space to maximize traffic, viewing and uniqueness.
  • The Exhibition will be designed to offer the maximum number of corner booths and double booths
  • Exhibit your work in the same manner previously only available at high end galleries or shows.
  • Director’s Discretion”, where the director may, at his sole discretion, give up to 4 booths free to artists based on need

For application and more details, please visit:



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Deb LaFogg Docherty Demonstrates at Upcoming Wellington Art Society Meeting

Aspiring artists, emerging artists and seasoned artists are welcome to the next meeting of the Wellington Art Society, when renown wildlife artist, Deb LaFogg Docherty will demonstrate different painting techniques.  Deb works in pastels, acrylics and oils.  Her award-winning images bring us closer to nature. The Wellington Art Society meetings are wonderful opportunities for artists to not only learn, but network with a supportive group of like-minded creatives.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some images of Deb’s artistry.  Please note the new venue for this event!








Deb LaFogg Docherty

Wednesday, February 11th


*At the Village Park Gymnasium

11700 Pierson Road    Wellington, FL 33414     Ph: (561) 791-4005 


* Please note new venue 


"Captured Gaze" by Deb LaFogg Docherty

“Captured Gaze” by Deb LaFogg Docherty



Deb LaFogg Docherty will be the featured demonstrator at the next Wellington Art Society meeting. It will be held on February 11, 2015 at 6:30 PM at their new venue in the gymnasium at Village Park off Pierson Road in Wellington.  There will be a meet and greet, followed by a brief meeting and Deb’s demonstration.


"Waiting for Mom" by Deb LaFogg Docherty

“Waiting for Mom” by Deb LaFogg Docherty



Deb LaFogg grew up in Connecticut where as a child she painted woods and swamps near her house. She had no formal training until attending art college, majoring in advertising and illustration. After graduation she moved to Florida and was a free lance photographer taking pictures of Styx, Robert Plant and Steve Marriott of Humble Pie.



"Flying Tiger" by Deb LaFogg Docherty

“Flying Tiger” by Deb LaFogg Docherty



She presently works for a newspaper as a special sections designer.
Deb paints daily and loves going out into the field and coming face to face with natures wild animals and scenery. She works in pastels, acrylics and oils and has studied with world renowned pastel artists. In 2011 she received the Masters Circle Award from the International Association of Pastel Societies. She received second place in drawing in a National Wildlife Art competition.



"Jonah's Dream" by Deb LaFogg Docherty

“Jonah’s Dream” by Deb LaFogg Docherty

Deb is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, the Pastel Society of North Florida, an associate member of the Society for Animal Artists and an associate member of Audubon Artists and many other societies. Her paintings have been in many shows, galleries and museums around the country and she has been published in many magazines and newspapers.


"Woodstorks" by Deb LaFogg Docherty

“Woodstorks” by Deb LaFogg Docherty


Deb has illustrated a children’s book called “Woodrat Jill” with part of the proceeds going to preserve the habitat for the endangered Key Largo woodrat.  She teaches at the Delray Center for the Arts and is available for commissions.  Deb’s paintings are exhibited around the U.S. in National Parks.



"Morning Call" by Deb LaFogg Docherty

“Morning Call” by Deb LaFogg Docherty



The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 34th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.
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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


Art on Park Gallery Features Dick Yosinoff, Extends “Classical Music 2015″ Exhibit, Offers Jewelry Classes, Drawing & Collage Workshop and Poetry Critique Workshop

Art on Park Gallery and The Artists of Palm Beach County will highlight a SOLO Exhibit of Dick Yosinoff’s photographs and paintings.  In addition, the popular “Classical Music 2015″ Exhibit has been extended.  Try a new technique or polish your skills, with the Drawing & Collage Workshop, the Poetry Critique Workshop and new Jewelry classes!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to stop by for any or all of these opportunities.  Remember those New Year Resolutions to try something new?





Artists of Palm Beach County


Events, Exhibits and Workshops

Open Monday through Saturday from 12 to 6 PM.


Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL





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The exhibit will run to February 20th, 2015.

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Make your own Jewelry!

This new series of classes will teach beginning bead weaving.

February: Tuesday evening classes on 2/3, 2/10 and 2/17, 2015, from 6-8 PM.


Beading Class with Kelley Allen

Crystal Flowers Bracelet Beading Class with Kelley Allen

Learn how to transform 20 Preciosa Crystals into five perfect flowers with a simple cross weave technique. Four colors available: Aquamarine, Capri Blue, Fuchsia Pink and Citrine Yellow. For beginning jewelry makers. Each kit contains materials for one adjustable bracelet with detailed color instructions and a reusable plastic case.


Class is limited to eight students. $30. per class.  Reservations are encouraged to ensure your favorite color will be available. Call 561-345-2842 to reserve your place.

Coming in March:

Simple Peyote stitch bracelet for ‘tweens, teens and adults.

Kelley Allen is a local Palm Beach Gardens artist. She has been bead weaving since 2007 and melting glass since 2009. She is a member of the Artists of Palm Beach County, the Florida Glass Dragons and the International Society of Glass Beadmakers. Her work can be found in the Art on Park Gallery at 800 Park Ave. in Lake Park, FL, on many Thursday evenings at the Sunset Celebration at the Sailfish Marina and Resort and at

For more info go to:!kelley-allen/czks


Poetry Events:

Poetry Critique Workshop

Saturday, February 7, and February 14, at 2:00 PM.

  • Each poet will have the opportunity to critique and be critiqued.
  • Open to the public
  • Original work only
  • No charge
  • Bring at least 10 copies of one poem.

For reservations call the Gallery at 561-345 -2842.



Words & Wine: Open Poetry Reading

Thursday, February 26 at 7:00 PM.

This is an opportunity to dust off those poem you’ve been collecting since high school and never read to anyone before! Don’t be shy – Poets of all levels are welcome. Bring as many as you like. We will go around the circle until we run out of time, poems or wine! Be surrounded by art as you read, in a quiet, relaxing setting. No charge. APBC Art on Park Gallery, 800 Park Ave. Lake Park FL 33403, 561-345-2842



– Drawing and Collage –


Saturday, February 28th at 1 pm: for kids from 9 to 90!

Join us for a fun afternoon of drawing and collage making. We will be creating images inspired by the Exhibit that is in progress. We will provide all materials, so there’s nothing for you to bringbut your ideas. Children, parents and grandparents are all welcome!




Solo Exhibit

Public Opening Reception:

Saturday, February 28th

7 to 9 pm

Exhibit Shows from February 23 to March 13, 2015




Dick Yosinoff…Photographer or painter? Why not both? In his youth in Providence, Rhode Island Dick entered a city sponsored school drawing contest and was awarded a scholarship to classes at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design. Choosing photography as a hobby during a corporate career, Dick has often pulled off the road to photograph barns or deserted boat houses, shot striking candid portraits of New York City dwellers and photographed foreign cultures during travels. Upon retirement he utilized his camera eye and skill to capture subjects which he expressed through oil on canvas. Recently he has experimented with an abstract expressionism painting style and found this style to be refreshingly creative. You are invited to view a sample collection of both his paintings and photographs.


For more information about these programs and events, and to learn more about The Artists of Palm Beach County, please





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Lake Worth Art League’s Outdoor Shows Are Moving To The Lake Worth Casino Building And Beach Complex

Lake Worth Art League’s Outdoor shows are moving to the Lake Worth Casino Building and Beach Complex!  Their new exhibit space  is directly on the pathway to the pier, in an inviting and newly renovated building.  The Rickie Report shares the information with ART LOVERS and ART PATRONS as well as ARTISTS.  NOTE: Artists are welcome to join LWAL and be part of this exciting venue!  Their first Show is February 7 & 8th. More details are here.


Lake Worth Art League



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The Lake Worth Art League is open to all individuals regardless of age, place of residence or artistic ability: as a member you can participate in a number of programs that will help you enhance your skills, increase your talent exposure, offer an outlet to distribute your art, and network with other artists and community members.




  • Reduced tuition for classes and workshops
  • News updates through e-mail
  • Opportunity to exhibit in the gallery art shows and outdoor art exhibitions
  • Opportunity to participate to satalite exhibitions
  • Participation to a monthly meeting with a featuring artist and demonstration
  • Advance notice of programs and events
  • Discounts at selected art supply stores


For more information please contact:



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