Jaffe Center For Book Arts’ Wayzgoose Festival On August 25th Offers SO MUCH, You Have To Read This Article!

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts at FAU is bringing renown print artist Ben Blount to the center for the Wayzgoose Festival on Saturday, August 25th. Ben headlines a great day of print and craft projects, live music, games, and JCBA’s first ever Makers Marketplace inside FAU’s Wimberly Library. Take the “Make A Dent” Workshop with Ben on Sunday, August 26th! The Rickie Report shares the schedule and preview of the activities. Some events are free and others require prepayment. Tell your friends, mark your calendars and RSVP!!  What’s a wayzgoose?  Read the article!






Saturday August 25th

10:30 AM  to 5:30 PM

Jaffe Center for Book Arts and throughout FAU’s Wimberly Library 3rd Floor East

FREE ADMISSION plus FREE PARKING in the nearby parking garage!


Workshop With Ben Blount: “Make A Dent”

Sunday, August 26th

10 AM to 4 PM
JCBA Letterpress Studio at FAU’s Wimberly Library


Jaffe Center for Book Arts

777 Glades Road   Boca Raton, Florida 33431




A Wayzgoose is a popular celebration for book artists and papermakers, but especially for printers. If you hang around places like the Jaffe Center, “Wayzgoose” is a word you’ll hear every now and then. It’s got its origins in old English printers’ celebrations that traditionally fell on Bartlemas––St. Bartholomew’s Day (the 24th of August). By the arrival of Bartlemas each year, printers began to light lamps and candles in their shops for typesetting, for sunlight, like summer itself, was quickly waning. And so on that day, a good printshop proprietor would bring in not just the lamps and candles, but also some good food and strong ale to boot. Was there goose involved? Perhaps. All we know for sure is this annual printers’ celebration became known eventually as a Wayzgoose, a name now forever (and happily) tied to the book arts.




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Convivio Bookworms, One of the Makers Marketplace Vendors



We’re taking over the third floor east of our home base, FAU’s Wimberly Library, for our 2nd Annual Wayzgoose Festival! Here’s what you can expect at this one, our best yet:

•  Activist Printer BEN BLOUNT of Evanston, Illinois http://benblount.com, will be running print demos all day in the Print Shop. Ben will deliver a ‘Gallery Talk’ in the Book Arts Gallery at 3.  Alongside Ben’s activist spirit, we’ll have the League of Women Voters here ready to register voters.

•  LIVE MUSIC all day with some of our favorite local musicians: Humble Waters (11 to 2) and Ella Herrera (2:30 to 5:30).

•  Plenty o’fun! CORNHOLE games by Nailed It Wood Creations. CRAFT PROJECTS: Printing, of course, in the Print Shop, and we’ll teach you how to make your own traditional paper printers’ hats from newspaper. Plus we’re transforming the Bindery with the installation of a Jaffe Collection piece that we rarely display: the Contemplation Tent by Louise Silk. Inside the tent: an exquisite corpse community writing project––each writer writes two sentences based on the sentence they see above. The goal? A wonky and entertaining short tale. (It’s a tradition that goes back to the Surrealists, so…)

•  Local makers! The WAYZGOOSE MAKERS MARKETPLACE throughout the library’s 3rd floor east wing. We’ll be selling our usual wonderful doughnuts plus, for this market, fresh artisan breads from Louie Bossi’s Ristorante, Bar & Pizzeria.

  • Plus a White Elephant Sale benefitting JCBA’s Dorothy Hamilton Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Flamingo Paradise, Another Vendor at the Makers Marketplace

WORKSHOP: “Make a Dent”

Instructor Ben Blount

Sunday August 26, 2018 from 10 AM to 4 PM


Since the early 16th century the printing press has been used to share important information with the public. From announcements and warnings to propaganda and praise, the power of the press has been used for centuries to tell important stories. Author and literary icon Studs Turkel said the purpose of life is “To make a dent.” In this workshop, we’ll work with wood type to create posters with bite. We will make a literal and figurative impression (without damaging the type) by printing bold messages on paper. Do you have something important to say? Come to this workshop and put it down on paper.


Tuition Schedule & Registration:

$135 General Public / $125 FAU Faculty & Staff, Students from other Institutions / $115 FAU Students

Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. JCBA collects tuition day of workshop. Cash is preferred, but checks and credit cards are accepted, as well.

Full details here: http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/workshops/make_a_dent.php


Instructor Ben Blount was born and raised in Detroit. He is a designer and letterpress printer that loves type and putting ink on paper. Sometimes he turns what he prints into books. His work explores questions of race and identity and the stories we tell ourselves about living in America. Truth tellers and rabble rousers in all areas of popular culture inspire his work—from Dave Chapelle and Kara Walker to Mos Def and Amos Kennedy. He learned a lot about design at Washington University in St. Louis, a lot about printing at Columbia College Chicago, and filled in the gaps with mentors and practice. www.blountobjects.com


Red Panda Homemade Soaps and Candles


Find directions, information on FREE PARKING for this event:



Here’s another great workshop to keep you cool this summer while broadening your horizons.

• New! SOAP MAKING 101
Learn all about melt and pour soap making.
Instructor Kelly Sullivan
Sunday August 26, 2018
10 AM to 2 PM
JCBA’s Book & Paper Studio at Historic Building T6
Tuition: $45 general public / $40 FAU faculty & staff, students from other institutions / $35 FAU students
Full details and registration information here:




Our goal is to help you be the best human you can be.

John Cutrone, Director
JCBA: Jaffe Center for Book Arts
Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431

Instagram: @jaffecenterforbookarts






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Whitespace Looking For Energetic Workers For Art Fairs, Boutique Shows, Events, Computer Capable And More

Whitespace Collection is looking for energetic, outgoing people to sell original handmade art, wearable art and jewelry at Art Fairs, Boutique Shows and Whitespace Exhibits.  In addition, computer savvy individuals and those interested in Research & Development can apply!  The hours are flexible, if you have another job.  The Rickie Report shares the details.





Looking for Energetic Workers

For Art Fairs, Boutiques Shows

Whitespace Collection Events

Do you enjoy selling handmade jewelry and wearable art? Whitespace Collection is looking for energetic outgoing people to help sell original handmade art, wearable art and jewelry at a few art fairs. Work hours are very flexible if someone has another job or is retired and looking for part-time.

We are also interested in hiring a head coordinator to oversee our Boutique Shows.

Are you good on the computer?

We are in need of a Research and Development person.



The locations include Whitespace Collection, Boutique events and art fairs across South Florida.



Pick your hours in advance for your convenience. This could lead to additional hours doing inventory and jewelry selection and display.


Must be professional in appearance and attitude, and have strong work ethics.

Come join our team and have some fun. No experience necessary, we will train.



To apply:

Send email to  Elayne Mordes 2805@mordes.net



Reference (include phone and email):




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Kling Gallery Wine & Decor Features Mimi McCallum’s Newest Works In “New Directions”, Opening August 24th

The Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor located in Stuart, FL announces the month of August’s Featured Guest Artist, Mimi McCallum. Mimi will show her new abstract work (cold wax and oil) in this exhibit, “New Directions”. This medium gives a beautiful translucent look, interesting textures, and beautiful color blends.  It can be carved into and scraped away to reveal  mystery. The public is invited to a Free Opening Reception on Friday, August 24th.  Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, the wonderful wine boutique and meet the artists!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  In addition to wall art, browse the hand made furniture, home accessories, and the wine bar!




723 Colorado Plaza  Stuart, FL 34994

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

772-678-6949    www.klinggallerystuart.com





Original Paintings

Napa- Style Tasting Room

Custom Furniture 

Home Decor





Opening Reception:

Friday, August 24th

5 – 7 PM  

Exhibit runs through September








“Self Portrait” by Mimi McCallum



After years of creating visually recognizable imagery Mimi McCallum has taken a new direction!  Her new path is taking her into the world of abstract.  The pieces are painted with cold wax medium and oil paint.  Oil pastels, graphite oil sticks and other medium find their way into the mix.  Mimi’s brushes have been laid aside, as the paint is applied to canvas or cradled board with an assortment of tools: squeezes, spatulas, knives, rollers, printing implements, anything is in the game!


“Get Crackin” by Mimi McCallum



This luscious medium can be layered and layered, carved into and scraped away creating interesting textures and fascinating color blends.  The paintings have a history that is revealed and interwoven into the final image. Her one requirement is that the painting will stand compositionally from any direction, so it may be hung and viewed in personal preference.   Mimi’s paintings are intuitive and spontaneous with no initial plan.  Her “New Directions” take her on the creative journey, and she invites us along with her!



  “In The Park” by Mimi McCallum




Mimi received her Master of Art Education from Florida International University in Miami, her BA from Montana State in Bozeman MT.  She completed the Florida art certification from FSU in Tampa. Mimi attended Anchorage West High, where her father was an FBI agent.  She is married with two children and two grandchildren.


“Untitled” by Mimi McCallum



Mimi puts her talent to work in her studio in Jensen Beach, FL, and exhibits throughout Florida and the Bahamas.  She tells The Rickie Report, “Through my art I aspire to capture moments in time that relate to memories that touch our hearts. I aspire to create images of objects, places and figures with pleasing shapes and energetic color.”  Mimi’s new work was recently exhibited at Art Synergy 2018.









Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor

723 Colorado Plaza   Stuart, FL34994



Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred






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Box Gallery Shares Art Calls For 2018 – 2019 Exhibition Season

The Box Gallery, founded by Rolando Chang Barrero, offers a gorgeous, flexible 4,000 square-foot, centrally located space.  It can accommodate artists’ needs, from performance art to installation works.  Barrero offers an undetermined number of future possibilities to show works that have yet to be created!  The Rickie Report shares Art Calls for the 2018-2019 Exhibition Season, including: “Breaking Boundaries /Unity 2018”,  “The Art and Text of American Culture”, ” We The People: Politics, Propaganda, and the Arts”, “Push! Pinhole Photography and Other Processes”, and “Conceptualism 2019”.  We are richer, when we share art and culture.  Kudos to The Box Gallery for giving us the space to do it!



The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road   West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

Palm Beach Fine Art Collections



Art Calls for The Box Gallery 2018-19 Exhibition Season



Upcoming Exhibition Art Calls:





Deadline for submissions: August 20, 2018

Breaking Boundaries /Unity 2018

Breaking Boundaries /Unity 2018 is an exhibition of works by artists working collaboratively in form or substance without regard for race, gender, sexual identity, age, or creed.

The exhibition celebrates the collaborative works and processes of  a unified art community.
Exhibition Dates: September 15- September 28, 2018











Deadline for submissions: September 1, 2018


The Art and Text of American Culture
Exhibition Dates: October 6- October 30, 2018










Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2018

We The People:

Politics, Propaganda, and the Arts

Exhibition Dates: November 1, 2018- November 09, 2018












Deadline for submissions: October 20, 2018

Pinhole photography and other processes
Exhibition Dates: November 16-December 14, 2018











Deadline for submissions: November 15, 2018

Conceptualism 2019
Exhibition Dates: Jan 11 to February 16, 2019










About Rolando Chang Barrero:

Artist, curator, and arts advocate, Rolando Chang Barrero, is a graduate of the School of the Art institute of Chicago.  With over 30 years of experience in in the arts, Rolando Chang Barrero, began his career in the late 70’s as graphic designer at  Diamond Dust, Michael T Shirts Inc.   By the early 80’s he helped developed a fashion line “Dust” for the company which took them into the New York Fashion Industry and into the trendiest shops in New York City, Hollywood, Miami, San Francisco, Chicago, and Detroit.  He resides in West Palm Beach, FL and maintains a working professional art studio in Boynton Beach, FL.  The co-founder and curator of Art Synergy is the recipient of many awards including: Ryerson Traveling Fellowship, Congressional Letter of Commendation, Best New Art Exhibit by New Times, Best Art Walk, and a Sony Grant.


For more information about these exhibits, renting space or exhibiting your work:

Rolando Chang Barrero

The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road  West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

Palm Beach Fine Art Collections

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“Must Love Dogs! Must Love Art!” Opens At Artisans On The Ave On Friday, August 17th. Partnering With Paws On The Ave, Don’t Miss It!

Artisans on The Ave is doggedly determined to support our local artists! Trot into the Opening Reception on Friday, August 17th.  You’ll find art by South Florida artists with such incredible talent, they’re sure to get your tail wagging!  To add more bark to your bite, meet another Lake Worth business, Paws on The Avenue. They’ll sponsor pet adoptions courtesy of Palm Beach Animal Care and Control.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Don’t miss the extra treats and discounts!  Here’s to the Dog Days of Summer!




630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460











Opening Reception:

Friday, August 17, 2018

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Artisans on The Ave  Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week

Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm

Sunday 9am – 6pm

Artisans on The Ave

 630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460      561-762-8162


Paws On The Avenue  

525 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL


Courtesy of Palm Beach Animal Care and Control



This is a free event, refreshments will be served



Yep! It’s that time of year we affectionately call the Dog Days of Summer.The snowbirds are gone, the sun is stronger and we are all looking for relief from the heat. Even dog-tired pooches are looking for a way to cool off.


Trot into the gallery in steamy downtown Lake Worth, cool off and unleash some of that hot cash burning a hole in your wallet. You will find art by South Florida artists with such incredible talent that they are sure to get your tail wagging. During the month of August you can sniff out all the fun, doggy-inspired art – paintings, sculpture, pottery, etc. – we have in the gallery.





To add more bark to our bite (well, more like a snap), we are partnering with another local Lake Worth business, Paws on the Avenue. They’ll be sponsoring pet adoptions at their store (525 Lake Avenue), courtesy of Palm Beach Animal Care and Control, from 6 to 9 pm on August 17 and you can find tons of dog-related items adorning their shelves. There will be added extras at both the gallery and their shop (treats, discounts, etc.) so it is worth a stroll down the block for all the goodies.


During the reception  you can lap up a cool drink, get a tasty treat and howl (or bow-wow) at the moon when you see the amazing talent curled up in our gallery. We’ll even have fresh water for the canines (thank you, Paws on the Avenue) outside of both businesses. So don’t just lay down and roll over to beat the heat. Jump up, fetch your partner – or master or best friend or whatever pet name you use – and run with the big dogs to Artisans on the Ave at 630 Lake Avenue in downtown Lake Worth.






When you give a handmade piece of art to friends and loved ones created by local artists, you are also giving a gift to your community.  Artisans on the Ave boasts three showrooms with an amazing selection of exquisite art created by local artists. Your invited opening night for an evening of fun, the opportunity to meet the artists and to help support your community.






For more information about this event or becoming part of the Artisans On The Ave community please contact:

Artisans On The Ave
Betty Wilson 

630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460







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August At The Boca Raton Museum Of Art School Includes Youth, Faculty Exhibits And An Open House With Demos And Raffles

After 10 exciting weeks of Youth Summer Art Camp, The Boca Raton Museum School of Art is ready to share the work from its artistic campers and celebrate their amazing talent at a Free Exhibition on Sunday, August 12.  Stop by the Free Open House on Saturday, August 25 to meet the faculty, enjoy demonstrations and raffles!  The Art School’s Faculty Exhibition takes place on August 30.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  The new semester starts September 4th, with over 120 classes per week!





Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486




August  Around  the  Art  School:



Youth Summer Art Camp Exhibition

August 12    1-3 pm




After a very productive and exciting 10 weeks of Youth Summer Art Camp, we are ready to share the work from our artistic campers and celebrate their amazing talent. Please join us on Sunday, August 12 from 1 to 3PM at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park for the closing reception. Campers, family and friends will have the opportunity to visit all exhibitions at the Museum for free only on that day.






Saturday, August 25, 1-4 pm



A fun afternoon to meet the teachers, visit the studios and see demonstrations of art techniques such as Drawing, Painting, Pottery, Ceramics and Clay Sculpture, Photography, Textiles Transformation, Japanese Flower Arrangement, Graphic Novels and Jewelry. Youth and Teen art classes also available for registration during Open House.  Raffles for art supplies, Gift Certificates and much more!





Art School Faculty Exhibition:

“Replenish and Rejuvenate”

Thursday, August 30

Opening Reception:   5 – 6 pm

Artist Talk:  6 – 7:30 pm



Painting by Vicki Siegel



Replenish and Rejuvenate is the name of the Art School Faculty Exhibition, featuring diverse expressions of art, oscillating from Photography to Textile Transformations, instructors are showing their essence and passion for art in each piece exhibited.

              Painting by Shawn Escott


Please Join us at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park. Opening reception from 5 to 6 PM. Artist Talk Event from 6 to 7:30 (Speakers to be announced on website).


      Ring by Sol Filippi 



Fall 2018 – Spring 2019

Classes for Adults, Teens, and Youth 

 Begin Tuesday, September, 4 2018

Start Date End Date Weeks Holidays (No Class)
Term 1 Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Saturday, October 27, 2018 8 9/3, 9/10, 9/19
Term 2 Monday, October 29, 2018 Saturday, December 22, 2018 8 11/22, 11/23, 11/24
Term 3 Monday, January 7, 2019 Saturday, March 2, 2019 8 1/21, 2/18
Term 4 Monday, March 4, 2019 Thursday, April 18, 2019 7 4/19, 4/20, 4/21
Term 5 Monday, April 22, 2019 Saturday, May 25, 2019 5

Term 1 –  Starts on September 4th. The Boca Raton Museum Art School welcomes students to register for the Fall term, with over 120 classes per week, there is something for everyone, whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced artist in Painting, Masters’ Studio, Ceramics, Drawing, Jewelry, Clay Sculpture, Textiles, or Photography, we have a class or a Workshop for you! The Art School also offers after School and Saturday classes for Youth and Teens.

Photography by Lew Lautin


Textile Transformation with Andrea Huffman WED 12 -3PM

Art Metal Clay Jewelry in Silver or Bronze with Jane Levy

Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 AM to Noon and 1 to 4PM

Explorations in Art, ages 5 to 7 with Maria Weiss, Tuesdays from 4 to 5:30 PM

Teens Digital Photography Mondays &Tuesdays 4:30 to 6:15 PM with Lew Lautin


An Art class could be your healing instrument, your road to serenity, your path to discover an amazing talent.  Looking forward to seeing you in our studios!





For information go to:

website http://www.bocamuseum.org

or call 561-392-2503

801 West Palmetto Park Rd. Boca Raton FL 33486







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Hot Works Announces Two Boca Raton Fine Art Shows™, Calls For Professional Artists And Youth Competition Entries

Hot Works Boca Raton Fine Art Shows™ announces TWO Fine Art Fairs!  The NEW fall Show takes place on November 3 & 4, at the Mizner Park Amphitheater (Artist Deadline is August 10), and the 10th Annual Outdoor Show at Sanborn Square Park on January 26 & 27 (Artist Deadline is September 23).  Downtown Boca Raton will be rocking with high level fine art and champion budding artists with the Youth Art Competition!  Art Lovers, mark your calendars now! Artists- space is limited for quality.  Apply Now! The Rickie Report shares the details and some peeks at last year’s winners of cash prizes.





Hot Works

Boca Raton Fine Art Shows

Your Art. Our Passion.



November 3 & 4, 2018 – New Fall Show!

Outdoors at Mizner Park Amphitheater


Deadline to apply is August 10



January 26 & 27, 2019 – 10th annual*

outdoors at Sanborn Square Park & Streets


Deadline to apply is September 23

Both Shows in Downtown Boca Raton

*Voted Top 100 Art Shows – Three Years in a Row!








A Message From Patty Narozny:

Dear Artist –


I hope your summer is going well! Hot Works has some awesome shows planned! Below please find what is happening now – as always – please feel free to check-in with Executive Producer and Director, Patty Narozny anytime at 248-684-2613, 941-755-3088 or patty@hotworks.org.



  • Limited to 165 Artists or Less – all art is original and personally handmade by the artist present at the show; please do not apply if you do not make your work
  • Friday Set-up
  • Event Hours Saturday and Sunday, 10 am- 5 pm
  • Convenient parking
  • Show Director and Staff onsite during all event hours
  • Booth Sitters
  • Comprehensive Marketing and PR campaign – we understand how to reach art buyers
  • Professional Artist Awards $1,500
  • Youth Art/Budding Competition Awards $250




The Boca Raton Fine Art Shows presented by HotWorks.org focus on visual arts, cultural diversity, community enrichment, and fostering art education among youth. These events are juried by art professionals with criteria for judging based on originality, technique/execution and booth appearance. Our emphasis is on quality, not quantity.


Show Producer & Director Patty Narozny has 30+ years of media & event experience. Since 2003, she has gained a national outstanding reputation for quality juried fine art and fine craft shows. Narozny networks with local media to bring high-end patrons to the show.


Institute for the Arts & Association, the associated 501c3 non-profit features a Youth Art Competition. Young Artists are encouraged to enter his/her art that is publicly displayed in the art show the entire weekend. There is $250 in youth art awards as students begin to learn the rules and are exposed to the entrepreneurship opportunity of doing art shows for a living.






November 3 & 4, 2018 – Boca Raton Fine Art Show – new fall show


Deadline August 10, 2018

Mizner Park Amphitheater – premium location!  Downtown Boca Raton, FL

Outdoors next door to Boca Raton Museum of Art

Upon acceptance, 10’x10’ space $525



January 26 & 27, 2019 – 10th annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show


Deadline September 23, 2018

Downtown Boca Raton, FL – premium location!

Outdoors in Sanborn Square Park, and on N.E. 1st Ave. & E. Boca Raton Rd

Upon acceptance, 10’x10’ space $525


Come join us and see for yourself why

Hot Works shows are the Best!


Questions? Contact Patty Narozny @ 248-684-2613 or 941-755-3088 or patty@hotworks.org.

Patty Narozny, Executive Producer

Hot Works, LLC Fine Art & Fine Craft Shows

Your Art. Our Passion.



941-755-3088 FL    248-684-2613 MI




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Is Your Artwork “Sweet” Enough For The Elliott Museum’s Next Exhibit? Call For 2D, 3D And Edible Works

The Elliott Museum Announces a “Sweet” Call to Artists!  Artists working in any 2D and 3D media are being challenged to think outside the box and create work for “Sweet!” – a food & drink-themed juried art show to be held in the Elliott Museum’s Changing Exhibitions Gallery this fall.  The show will feature works by Florida artists in all media (except photography or digital images) and runs September 15th through November 4th. The opening reception will be held Saturday, September 15th from 2-5 pm and will include an Edible Artwork Show & Competition in conjunction with the food-themed artwork. Information for all artists on how to submit an entry will be on the Museum’s website.   The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges you to apply!




The Elliott Museum is located on Hutchinson Island at 825 NE Ocean Blvd., in Stuart.
Open daily 10 am – 5 pm.  Call: 772-225-1961

Website: elliottmuseum.org.






Artists working in traditional media and edible products both are encouraged to be creative in their choices for subject matter.  Artwork will be available for sale for the duration of the exhibition, and edible artists may opt to sell their creations in a silent auction during the reception.  All sales will benefit the Elliott Museum as well as the artists.  Some edible artists may have samples available or even serve their creations after the judging concludes.  Reception guests will have a chance to vote for their favorite edible creation in both People’s Choice and Kids’ Choice categories.  There will also be a People’s Choice award for traditional artwork that will be announced a week before the art exhibition closes.




Traditional artists have until August 12th to submit up to five pieces for consideration through callforentry.org.  Culinary artists deadline: September 7th. Submit plans through the Museum’s website: www.elliottmuseum.org/events.  Submission guidelines, prospectuses, and rules can be found on the website or by visiting the Museum.  Sponsorship opportunities are also available: call Deb Banta at 772-225-1961, ext. 124.  If you have questions about the shows, please email to Robin Lee Makowski at RMakowski@elliottmuseum.org.


For more information:

Robin Lee Makowski, Art Studio & Exhibitions Coordinator
The Elliott Museum

825 NE Ocean Boulevard  Stuart, FL 34996

772-225-1961, ex 121    www.elliottmuseum.org




Call to Artists!  Sweet! Juried Art Exhibition and Edible Art Show & Competition in September!  Check the website for prospectus: elliottmuseum.org/events






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Yury Lobo Exhibits New Work At Art On Park Gallery, Artists Of Palm Beach County Offer Free Classes, Workshops, Poetry Events

Art on Park Gallery, home of  Artists of Palm Beach County, presents new artworks by Yury Lobo.  He was raised in a small rural town in Russia, where the signs “No Trespassing” hung on every door. By pure chance, at the age of 12, Yury and his mother attended the first American Exhibition in Moscow.  He was particularly struck by the painting, “Cathedral” by American abstract expressionist, Jackson Pollock. That day changed the trajectory of his life forever! Pushing boundaries, Yury found freedom in the United States, being fully opened to new heights of artistic expression. The Rickie Report shares details of his newest exhibit at Art on Park Gallery in Lake Park.  Meet the artist on Friday, August 24th at a free, opening reception.  We also list classes, free workshops and other events available at Art On Park Gallery.





Art on Park Gallery


For Artists by artists of all disciplines, media and price points

Monday through Saturday Noon to 6 PM

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403


Y U R Y     L O B O

Opening Reception:

Friday, August 24

5 – 8 PM

Free and open to the Public

 Exhibit available August 13 to September 7th

“Exhausted” by Yury Lobo



Since his early childhood, Yury Slobodenuk has been fascinated with the world of wild colors and the art of collage. However, he never considered becoming a professional artist partly due to the lack of encouragement from his parents and partly due to the general disapproval of this “degenerate art” by the Soviet authorities. What stands out in his memory is a visit to the first American National Exhibition with his mother in July, 1959, featuring among others, Jackson Pollock’s “Cathedral”. Yury was shocked and amazed at the same time. He tells The Rickie Report, “Most visitors considered it a joke..in bad taste. But the impact on my subconscious at the age of 12 was life changing. That is why my interests centered later on with more avant-garde artists. I appreciate Van Gogh, Chagall, Kandinsky, Malevich, Picasso, Matisse, Miro, Brague, Warhol, Rothko, Klimt, Shiele, Modigliani and of course, Pollock.”


“Venus of Auschwitz” by Yury Lobo


Yury created a few paintings for close friends and family, trusting his inner instincts. Back then, in the USSR he didn’t have the courage to paint and share his passion for abstract expressionism and collage publicly. Keeping his painting mostly to himself, he pursued a career that was more economically sound. He received a Masters degree in German and English, studied the history of art and worked as a licensed multilingual guide at the majors art museums in the former USSR. He became a journalist, interpreter, German teacher, TV script writer.


“Beatles Undivided” by Yury Lobo




Having fled the USSR in 1991 for political reasons, Yury first established himself in Miami and pursued his journalism career, working for several Russian-American newspapers. Later, he started one of his own, but sold it in 2007 and moved to West Palm Beach, where he continues his career as a German teacher and now a contemporary artist. The freedom of expression in America has motivated and inspired Yury to fulfill the dream of his youth – sharing his creative side publicly. His artistic name, “Lobo” is a shortened form of his long Ukrainian last name, “Slobodenyuk”, which translates to ” a free man”. “Lobo” means “wolf”, the symbol of the tireless will, yearning for freedom.



Yury tells The Rickie Report, ” My fellow countryman, Kasimir Malevich once said, ‘Comrades, arise, free yourselves from the tyranny of objects!’ In this sense, I, like him, consider myself an abstract artist and a revolutionary. My battle cry is ‘Stop copying the world! Create a new one!’ Whoever is afraid of bright colors is afraid of life, which I am not”. Furthermore, Yuri confesses, ” I know it sounds nuts, but I consider myself a kind of modern reincarnation of the late Jackson Pollock who, in his own words was a “cowboy” painter. Like him, I’m painting “from the hip”, creating huge abstract compositions within minutes, using brusque wild strokes of bold colors. Some of my colleagues (part joking, part serious) are dubbing me “Jack The Whipper” for whipping that canvas with paint instead of dripping it as Jack The Dripper (Jackson Pollock) did”.

“Night in Lisbon” by Yury Lobo




Yury goes on to explain, “In the art of collage, I represent a completely different point of view. My slightly distorted collages are pretty close to reality and filled with hidden ironies and sometimes tragic messages. Being a history buff, I can’t help but act as the mocking bird, laughing at the human inability to learn from history…which of course sees that such ignorance is doomed to repeat itself. Every collage is a “time capsule” with a message to future generations. A true artist is about the inner energy which he or she tunnels to the public through the art. If there is no reaction at the receiving end, then the energy was either poor or lost in artistic translation”.


For More information about Yury Lobo’s art, film, and exhibit:





Classes, Free Events, Poetry, Collage, Drawing…So Much More!





For more information:
APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403


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“Court Room Sessions” Offer Contemporary Art And Music Showcase On Saturday, August 4th In Stuart, FL

For the second year, the Arts Council of Martin County‘s creative summer experience, “Court Room Sessions”, returns!  With Elise Raffa’s creative leadership and curating, this year’s installment is sure to please. The kick off party on Saturday, August 4th will be a blast – hot and full of great art and music! The event continues through August 31st. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Your support of this event and everything we do all year long, helps to keep our arts community vibrant and thriving.

P R E S E N T S:





7 – 11 PM

$10 At the Door


Full Service  Cash Bar 21+  

Court  House  Cultural  Center

 80 E. Ocean Blvd.  Stuart, FL



Opening night will be the official unveiling of the contemporary art exhibit of 10+ artists inside the galleries of the Court House Cultural Center as well as outdoor musical performances. There will also be a handful of pop-up art/food vendors outside as well!


Donny  Barth

Michael  Dillow

Mark W.Forman

Dan Gorostiaga

Sharon Lee Hart

Ates Isildak

Sara Knouse

Jenny Larsson

Jennifer  Lewis 

Sarah Meeranje

Mia Lindberg

Amalia Mermingas

Amber Dawn Tutwiler




Boston Marriage

Lindsey Mills

Gravel Kings


Bottom’s Up Beverage

Tony’s Gyros


Snorkel Corn Entertainment

Rain Cat Recordings

Susie Hair Hero

Center State Banks





For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits and events please visit:

The Arts Council 

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994







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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986