Artists of Palm Beach County Offer a Month Filled With Art Events and Activities for Everyone

Artists of Palm Beach County have made sure that the month of November is packed with artistic and fun activities and events for children of all ages.  Start on November 8th by meeting animals from Busch Wildlife Sanctuary in the morning and then come to a painting party in the evening!  On November 15th, BJ Collister will show you how to make Artist Trading Cards ( the newest world wide craze).  Join in the Annual Holiday Art Exhibit, as artistic gifts priced no higher than $99. will be offered. The sales will benefit the Alliance For Kids, Bringing the Community Together for Hospitalized Kids for Palm Beach Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s Medical Center. On November 22nd prepare for your holidays by making holiday greeting cards with a FREE Drawing and Collage Workshop.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

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Artists of Palm Beach County Invite You:

 

 

Saturday, November 8th at 2 pm

Join Kim from the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary and her Wildlife Friends! They will be here at the Gallery. Come join them. It’s free! Bring the kids!

 

 

Paint~A~Party with Bobbin
Saturday, November 8th from 6-8 pm

Bring your favorite snacks and drinks. We will bring all painting supplies. At the end of the party, you will have a piece of art that you will be proud to hang in your home or office.

Fees: $50 per person with a minimum of 6 people. Sign up now and reserve your space by calling the Art on Park Gallery at 561-345-2842.

Reservations are required, as the party is limited to the first 10 people.

Special Discount = Bring a friend! $40 for each of you!

 

 

Artists Trading Cards with B. J. Collister.

Saturday, November 15 at 12:30 pm. FREE!

B. J. will demonstrate how to make Artists Trading Cards and tell us what we can do with them. These cards are very popular today, and many artists try their hand at creating them.

 

 

Holiday Exhibit Opening:
Thursday, November 20 from 5 – 8 pm.

 

Come to the Annual Holiday Art Exhibit, as artistic gifts priced no higher than $99. will be offered. The sales will benefit the Alliance For Kids, Bringing the Community Together for Hospitalized Kids for Palm Beach Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s Medical Center.

 

 

Saturday, November 22nd at 1 pm:
Drawing and Collage – for kids from 9 to 90!

Join us for a fun afternoon of drawing and collage making.  We’ll be making Holiday Greeting Cards!
We will provide all materials, so there’s nothing for you to bring but your ideas. Children, parents and grandparents are all welcome!

 

 

Join our MeepUp Group!

www.meetup.com/APBC-Art-on-Park-Gallery/

 

For more information about the Artists of Palm Beach County please visit:

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.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

Spring Exhibit and Special Book Signings at Artists of Palm Beach County

The Artists of Palm Beach County invite you to a Book Signing at Art on Park Gallery, Friday, May 30th.  This is your chance to meet three authors/illustrators and enjoy the Spring Exhibit.  The Rickie Report knows people of all ages will enjoy this event, as you encounter Daphne the Duck, Katelyn and Gracie the Ghost, A Cookbook of Poetry, and A Book of Poetry and Haiku.  This is a terrific occasion to bring children!

 

 

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Artists of Palm Beach County 

Invite You

Meet the Authors and Illustrators

Friday, May 30th

6 -8 pm

Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue       Lake Park,FL

 

 

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On Friday May 30, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. the Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC) will host a book signing at the Art on Park Gallery, 800 Park Avenue in Lake Park. Make sure to get there early and feel free to bring kids as the authors will read excerpts from their books. In addition to the book sale and meeting the authors, everyone is invited to view and purchase the gallery’s art as well as to enjoy drinks and refreshments at this free event.
"The Story of Daphne The Duck" by Maxine Schreiber

“The Story of Daphne The Duck” by Maxine E. Schreiber

Maxine Schreiber, the current featured artist in the gallery’s Spring Exhibit, initiated the event to launch her children’s picture book The Story of DAPHNE the Duck.  If you think Muscovy ducks are ugly or a nuisance, this true story, which she wrote and illustrated, may change your mind.  It’s currently available on Amazon.
"Cook These Poems" by John Vincent Palozzi

“Cook These Poems” by John Vincent Palozzi

John Vincent Palozzi, APBC Vice President and the gallery manager has published a number of books.  “My favorite among them is Cook these Poems: 20 Vegetarian Recipes Disguised as Poetry,” Schreiber states.  “He’s a fabulous artist and a poet, and he also helped me publish my book.”   All nine of John’s books are available in Amazon paperback and Kindle editions.
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Linda Taylor Newton’s “The Adventures of Katelyn, Gracie the Ghost and the Magic Horse

The two invited other APBC published authors to join them for the book signing event. Linda Taylor Newton will be there with The Adventures of Katelyn, Gracie the Ghost and the Magic Horse, her first book in the Amazing Discoveries series. It’s a story of two worlds woven together with the threads of family and friendship, one world of realism, the other of fantasy.
"Mumbo Jumbo" Illustrated by Marilyn 'Bobbin' Salisbury

“Mumbo Jumbo” Illustrated by Marilyn ‘Bobbin’ Salisbury

Marilyn “Bobbin” Salisbury will also be on hand with Mumbo Jumbo: Poetry and Haiku.  Deborah Desser-Herchan wrote this children’s book with Bobbin’s illustrations.  Both the writer and illustrator will be happy to sign books.

Regular gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  For directions or other gallery information, call 561-345-2842 or go towww.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.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

 

Wellington Art Society Features Ralph Papa Plus Scholarship Winners

The final meeting of their season, the Wellington Art Society will feature a presentation/demonstration by Plein Air artist, Ralph Papa.   In addition, the WAS Scholarships will be awarded.  The public is welcome to attend. The Rickie Report reminds artists that this is a outstanding opportunity to network!  We share the details here.

 

 

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Wellington Art Society

 

Invites You

 

Wednesday, May 14th

    6:30-9:00 pm

 

 

Wellington Community Center

12165 West Forest Hill Blvd.    Wellington, FL

 

 

The Wellington Art Society meeting will be held Wednesday, May 14th at the Wellington Community Center, 12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. The last meeting of our season will feature our WAS Scholarship Awards Presentation  along with a presentation/demo by guest Plein Aire Artist Ralph Papa.
The WAS Meeting social time will begin at  6:30 with time to meet the Scholarship Awards Student recipients, their parents and siblings,during our WAS Scholarship Award Reception.  Students will show examples of their work and talk with WAS members about their art and  future plans.  At 7:00 pm, we will award 5 WAS $1000.00 Scholarships  to  5 local High School Students.

 

This year’s recipients are:   Raymond Burks (Suncoast High School), Isabella Pezzulo (Dreyfoos School of the Arts), Arnauld Sylvain (Dreyfoos School of the Arts), Laura Gordon (Dreyfoos School of the Arts), Oliver Pennanen (Dreyfoos School of the Arts).

 

This will be followed by our WAS Member Spotlight,Fabulous Raffle, Announcements, and our guest Artist- Ralph Papa and his En Plein Air Presentation at 7:30-8:30.

 

 

Ralph Papa's Gallery

Ralph Papa’s Gallery

 

Ralph Papa was born and raised in Manhattan and studied art and architecture in New York at Queens College and CCNY and at the Art Students League. His paintings range from studio works composed of real and imagined themes to figurative, portraits and plein air paintings.

 

Loxahatchee Wetlands by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

Loxahatchee Wetlands by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

 

 

Many of his studio works are larger than life faces creating pensive moods with feelings of isolation and loneliness.  Beginning in the mid 1980’s, he painted on-location in New York’s Hudson Valley and Long Island Hamptons and later in Palm Beach County Florida.

 

 

"Bennys on the Beach" by Ralph Papa, (courtesy of his website)

“Bennys on the Beach” by Ralph Papa, (courtesy of his website)

 

The subjects of his paintings are often from nature, life experiences and personal reflections of family and friends. Most recent works are plein air landscapes and studio paintings of imaginative compositions that visually link him with artists he very much admires.

 

 

"Montauk Bluffs" by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

“Montauk Bluffs” by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

 

 

Papa teaches drawing and painting at his Delray studio and at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts. He is a member of the Garrison Art Center, the Delray Art League, Past President of the Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum and co-founder of ‘Plein Air Painters of Palm Beach’. His works are in public and private collections in the U.S. and Canada and can be seen in galleries in Boynton and in Delray Beach at his studio, the Artists’ Guild Gallery and on his website at www.papagallery.com.

 

"Sunrise" by Ralph Papa - on curved wood panel (courtesy of his website)

“Sunrise” by Ralph Papa – on curved wood panel (courtesy of his website)

 

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.

 

Wellington Art Society has ongoing art exhibitions at the beautiful Wellington City Hall gallery. These exhibitions rotate every few months and are juried shows with artwork submitted by Wellington Art Society’s over 100 members. Most of the work is for sale and it is a great  opportunity to see and buy fabulous local art.

 

The current show features 17 WAS members. The artwork includes photography, mixed media, watercolor, oil pastel and acrylic media. Tours are given between 11:00am and noon, and will continue to be offered the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month between 11:00am and noon.

 

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Tours are free to the public and are available for small groups or individuals. Please meet in the lobby Wellington City Hall at 12300 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, Fl 33414. For additional information, please contact: Bobbin Salisbury, 561.762.8654.  Additionally, the Wellington Community Center displays WAS art, original works that are available for sale and are rotated every three months.

 

 

 

WAS is 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. For more information, visit their website, www.wellingtonartsociety.orgwellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com .

 

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.

 

 

 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

Opportunities Galore with Artists of Palm Beach County

The Artists of Palm Beach County will offer a FREE demonstration in addition to their monthly General Meeting.  The Rickie Report continues to stress the importance for artists to attend these meetings, to share their own artwork, to meet and to network with other artists. Get out your calendars and mark down May 12th and May 23rd.  The details are here.

 

 

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The Artists of Palm Beach County

Invite You

General Meeting

 

Monday, May 12th     6:30 – 8:30 pm

 

 Boynton Beach City Library, 208 South Seacrest Blvd.

 

 

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FREE Demonstration of Chinese Watercolor

 

With Neil Kilburn

Friday, May 23rd  6 – 8 pm

Please RSVP to reserve your space

 

Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue     Lake Park, FL

 

On Monday May 12, 2014 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Debby Coles-Dobay, Boynton Beach Art in Public Places Administrator, will host the monthly General Meeting of the Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC) in the Boynton Beach City Library, 208 South Seacrest Blvd.  Boynton Beach, FL. All are welcome.

The ELEMENTS Exhibition on the second floor (where the meeting will take place) consists of the work of three artists, Greg Matthews, Rolando Chang Barrero, and Anthony Burks Sr., who share concerns about the environment and our need for conservation.

 

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Greg and Rolando will be on hand to discuss their thoughts and observations.  The artists created three collaborative artworks, which are the centerpiece of the exhibition.  Each one contributed his medium – painting, drawing, and photography – in their collaborative efforts.  These works are esthetically pleasing but also have a social impact. In addition, each artist has several individual artworks exhibited to demonstrate their medium and commitment to environmental issues.

 

Greg Matthews, Rolando Barrero Chang and Anthony Burks

Greg Matthews, Rolando Barrero and Anthony Burks,Sr.

 

Enjoy an evening viewing art, socializing with the members of the art community, and taking part in a stimulating discussion.  Artists are encouraged to bring a work of art for sharing/critique as well as refreshments to share with the group.  No alcoholic beverages are allowed in the City facilities, but non-alcoholic drinks will be appreciated.  Admission is free.

 

For more information:

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?256

May’s Free Demonstration:

 

Neil Kilburn

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Chinese Watercolor

The Artists of Palm Beach County are happy to announce that Neil Kilburn will be demonstrating Chinese Watercolor on Friday, May 23rd, 6-8pm.  This event is FREE and open to the public.  Reservations are necessary, as space is limited.

 

 

Chinese Watercolor by Neil Kilburn

Chinese Watercolor by Neil Kilburn

 

Neil, who has been painting for about 10 years in traditional watercolors says, “About a year ago, I was looking on YouTube for some instructional videos and stumbled on Chinese watercolors. I was hooked!”  

 

 

Neil has been doing freestyle Chinese watercolors ever since and has sold his work at the gallery. In addition to showing his watercolors, he will demonstrate how to paint bamboo and orchids. As part of the demonstration he will be sharing some history of Chinese watercolors and the materials needed to enjoy this wonderful style of painting.

Please contact the gallery to pre-register or if you have any questions:(561) 345-2842. or visit www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

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Don’t miss the Spring Exhibit!

Artists of Palm Beach County

present

Spring Exhibit 2014

at Art on Park Gallery

 

The Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC), a coalition of professional artists, all residents of Palm Beach County, is happy to announce the Spring Exhibit 2014, which will be on display April 1 – June 27, 2014 in the Art on Park Gallery, 800 Park Avenue, in Lake Park

 

 

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

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. 

 

Renee at her easel

Renee at her easel

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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Public Reception Honoring

 

Sandra Birriel Barbieri

 

 

Friday, April 11, 2014

6:30 – 8:00 pm

 

Whole Foods Market cafe

2635 SR7     Wellington, FL

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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Mixed Media by Sandra Birriel Barbieri

 

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

 

 

 

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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.”

 

Abstract by Sandra Bi

Abstract by Sandra Birriel Barbieri

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Three April Events with Artists of Palm Beach County

From a FREE demonstration of making memory quilts from up-cycled materials, a Poetry Class, a sharing meeting where a Nationally recognized glass teacher will speak plus a Chili Cook-Off, The Artists of Palm Beach County are offering a LOT of opportunities to get in touch with your creative side. And then there is the big, Spring Exhibit!  The Rickie Report shares all the details, so get your calendars ready!

 

 

 

 

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Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Ave., Lake Park FL 33403

 

561-345-2842

 

Heirloom Quilt Workshop

Heirloom Quilt Workshop

 

April’s Free Demonstration:

Memory Quilts from Upcycled Materials

Saturday, April 5th at 2 pm

 

 

Roey Mendel, Fabric Artist and member of Artists of Palm Beach County, will display and present a discussion of memory quilts made from soft keepsakes. She will share her secrets of assembling and sewing t-shirts, ties, clothing and photos into future family heirlooms.

 

Heirloom Quilt Workshop

Heirloom Quilt Workshop

 

 

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Come join us at the Lake Park Chili Cook-Off, Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Kelsey Park, 601 Federal Highway in Lake Park, FL from 11 AM to 6 PM.

This event is a fundraiser for the Lake Park Kiwanis Club. It is an organized International Chili Society Competition with music and fun for the whole family, and admission is free. (You can go before or after attending the Free Demonstration at 2 pm at the Gallery!)

 

 

 

 

Poetry Class Starts April 5th

There’s still time to get your half-price coupon at Groupon:

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Would you like to have a $100 Groupon to purchase Art at our Gallery?

http://www.groupon.com/deals/artists-of-palm-beach-county

 

 

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Spring 2014 EXHIBIT

An exhibition of 2D and 3D works by the

 Members of Artists Palm Beach County

Opening Reception:


Thursday, April 10, 2014   6 ─ 8 pm

Join us for Cheese, Wine and Art

 Exhibit Is Open April1st and continues through June 27th

  Art on Park Gallery – 800 Park Avenue – Lake Park, FL

Maxine Schreiber

Maxine Schreiber

 

The Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC), a coalition of professional artists, all residents of Palm Beach County, is happy to announce the Spring Exhibit 2014, which will be on display April 1  – June 27, 2014 in the Art on Park Gallery, 800 Park Avenue, in Lake Park.  An Opening Reception will be held on Thursday evening, April 10th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Everyone is invited to view and purchase the art as well as enjoy drinks and refreshments at this free event. Purchases at the opening are discounted 10 percent.

 

 

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Neil Kilburn

 

 

This juried exhibit, presents the work of accomplished APBC artists in a variety of mediums including oils, pastels, photography, watercolors and mixed media. Among the works are impressive Chinese watercolors by Neil Kilburn, who will be teaching a watercolor class in the gallery in May.  (The date will soon be announced).

 

Debbie Lee Mostel

Debbie Lee Mostel

 

 

 

The featured artist of the exhibit is Maxine Schreiber.  The gallery is happy to have her lush Florida scenes hanging in the front window. Other artists in the exhibit are Norman Berman, Elsebeth Lauge Grue, Tyler Hazelwood, Patricia Levey, Debbie Lee Mostel, Pamela Acheson Myers, Bobbi Pugliese, Jim Rigg, Alvaro Rojas, Marilyn Samwick and Ebba Tinwin.

 

 

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Pamela Acheson Myers

 

In addition to the current exhibit, the gallery is now the studio home for twelve talented resident artists: Sheree Blum, BJ Collister, Naomi Cordero, Lynda Donigan, Joseph Friedman, Jeff Lucas, Frances Lynn, Henry Mistretta, John Vincent Palozzi, Brian Rosen, Dorothy Sandlin and Dick Yosinoff. Their powerful artwork covers the walls around the perimeter of the gallery and will be on display at the opening reception.  All work is available for purchase. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  For directions or other gallery information, call 561-345-2842 or visit  www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

Norman Berman

Norman Berman

 

 You’re Invited: April General Meeting

 
On Monday April 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC) member Betty Wilson will host the General Meeting of APBC at the Artisans on the Ave Gallery located at 630 Lake Avenue in historic downtown Lake Worth. Artisans – a division of the Craft Gallery – opened in January.
Betty Wilson

Betty Wilson

In 1981, Betty Wilson started The Craft Gallery on Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach.  Since then the glass fusion artist and art community organizer has been creating gallery and studio spaces that are havens for local artists.  Linda Manganaro, an accomplished mixed media artist, has joined Betty in opening this new gallery in Lake Worth.  They have filled the space with beautiful and interesting 2 and 3-dimensional artworks by established and emerging local artists.
Betty Wilson (Photo by Durga Garcia)

Betty Wilson (Photo by Durga Garcia)

Enjoy an evening viewing art and socializing with the members of the art community. Artists are encouraged to bring a work of art for sharing/critique as well as refreshments to share with the group. Admission is free for members of APBC, but the general public is invited to attend the event for a $5.00 admission fee.  Payment will be collected at the door and will be applied towards the APBC membership fee, if one wishes to join at the meeting.
For more information call 561- 582-3300.

 

WHY BECOME A MEMBER?

 

• Network with local artists

• Exhibit work in Art on Park Gallery 

• Participate in events that bring artists together

• Show work in other local venues

• Teach classes at Art on Park

• Opportunity to purchase a member artists’ page on website

• Benefit from APBC’s marketing and promotion  

 

  • We are a coalition of artists for artists of all disciplines. We welcome artists of all genres at our monthly sharing meetings which are held at various locations throughout Palm Beach County on the second Monday of each month.

 

  • APBC sponsors special events and exhibitions and co-produces events with other community organizations.  APBC was founded in 2006 and incorporated as a not-for-profit 501c3 entity.

 

Our membership dues are only $50 per year. Membership is valid for one year from the date you join. Your dues can only be paid on-line using a credit card (via Paypal).    To join, click here.     www.ArtistsofPalmBeachCounty.org

 

For more information about the Gallery and activities, please visit:

 

 

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

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Artists of Palm Beach County Announces Free Salon, Monthly Meeting and Opportunity to Exhibit at Art on Park

The Artists of Palm Beach County are offering three opportunities to artists and art lovers in the area.  On Saturday, March 8th, everyone is invited to a Free Salon/Discussion Forum.  On March 10th, Debbie Mostel will host the monthly sharing meeting.  These are both perfect opportunities to network, meet artists and gain a better understanding of the creative process.  In addition, there is a Call to Artists for an upcoming exhibit. The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

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Art on Park

800 Park Avenue

Lake Park, FL 33403

 

 561-345-2842

 

 

 

Free Salon

 

Saturday, March 8    2-4 pm

 

 Afternoon Salon/Discussion Forum

 

 

On Saturday, March 8,  2014 from  2 pm until 4 pm The Artists of Palm Beach County will present an interesting and informative afternoon program.  Three of our member artists in the current exhibit entitled “PARTNERS” will discuss their works. The artists who will make up the panel will be Maxine Schreiber, Norman Berman and Debby Mostel.   

 

 

Maxine Schreiber

Maxine Schreiber

 

 

These artists represent divergent styles and media. Maxine Schreiber’s style is representational,  fundamentally landscape images.  Norman Berman’s watercolors and gouache are detailed abstractions and Debbie Mostel’s works are surrealistic assemblages. Each are strikingly different, yet there are consistencies among them they have in common.

 

 

 

Norman Berman

Norman Berman

 

 

 They will each discuss their creative background and training and then they will interact with one another.  There will then be a question and answer period from members of the audience. 

Admission is free but seating will be limited.

 Please RSVP : 561-345-2842

 

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Artist Debbie Mostel hosts

Artists of Palm Beach County Monthly Meeting

Monday, March 10th

7 – 9 pm

6520 East Point Pines    Palm Beach Gardens,FL

Mark your calendar! Each month the Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC), a coalition of professional artists meets for an evening of sharing and inspiration.  On Monday, March 10, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. world-renowned jewelry designer, sculptor, painter, and APBC member Debbie Mostel will be hosting the monthly event at her studio, 6520 East Point Pines Street, Palm Beach Gardens.
Debbie Lee Mostel

Debbie Lee Mostel

Debbie’s education in art spans the globe. Her high-end sterling and glass fashion jewelry were sold in famous venues such as Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Nordstrom. They were also featured in publications such as the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, and Harpers Bazaar.  Debbie currently incorporates castings of her jewelry elements into her paintings. Most of her work is half painted and half collaged with not just jewelry, but also many other found objects that contain special meaning to the artist.
Debbie Mostel

Debbie Mostel

After seeing Debbie’s work, well-known painter and gallery owner Jo Anne Berkow said “I immediately decided that I wanted to rep her in my gallery. To date her work has caused a lot of excitement. It is fresh, unique and makes a strong statement about the world we live in and the environment.”
Debbie Mostel

Debbie Mostel

Admission is free for members of APBC, but the general public is invited to attend the event for a $5.00 admission fee.  Payment will be collected at the door and will be applied towards the membership fee, if one wishes to join at the meeting.  Artists are encouraged to bring a work of art for sharing/critique as well as refreshments to share with the group.  If you can’t make it to the event, you can see Debbie’s artwork on her website www.debbieleemostel.com.
Debbie Mostel

Debbie Mostel

Directions:  I-95 to Donald Ross Rd west one mile to the entrance of East Point on the left.  State you are with Artists of PBC and show your drivers license at the guest gate.   At the first stop sign, turn left at East Point Pines St.  Debbie’s studio/home is about 1/2 mile on the right at the balloon.

 

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SPRING 2014 EXHIBIT

 

An exhibition of 2D and 3D works

 

 

At Art On Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue     Lake Park, FL

 

 

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINES:

 

Entries will be accepted through midnight (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014.

PLEASE NOTE:  IF you are not yet a member of APBC, you can join and enter!

All entrants are scheduled to be notified by email on or before Friday, March 28th, 2014.

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS OF
ARTISTS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY
Please Read the information below, then:
Fee Payments / Entry Forms:
CLICK TO PAY THE $10 MEMBER ENTRY FEE USING PAYPAL
Members can always access exhibition entry forms from the MEMBERS ONLY PAGE of the APBC Web Site.

By submitting work to this exhibition, you agree to be bound by our terms.
To read those terms, CLICK HERE

 

Event Dates:
Tuesday April 1st, 2014 Through Friday June 27th, 2014
12 PM TO 6 PM

Opening Reception:

Thursday, Apr 10th, 5:00 pm 8:00 PM

Art on Park

800 Park Avenue
Lake Park, FL 33403

Phone: 561-345-2842
E-MAIL THE VENUE

 

 

  • CALL TO ARTISTS submission deadline: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
  • submission to be sent in electronically (JPEG format only no larger than 1MB)
  • Submit Entries at: www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org
  • open to all members of APBC.
  • you may join or renew at: www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org
  • non-refundable entry fee: $10 for up to 3 pieces
  • maximum Size: 40″ wide x 60″ high
  • Accepted Artists will be asked to sign up to help cover the Gallery
  • entry deadline: Tuesday, March 25 (12:00 midnight)
  • Notification to artists by March 28, 2014
  • Juried by the Gallery Management Committee
  • hand delivery of artworks on Saturday, March 29, and Monday, March 31, 2014 12:00 noon ─ 5:00 pm
  • Art Pickup: Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28, 2014 12:00 noon ─ 5:00 pm
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, April 10, 2014 5 ─ 8 pm

1. Artists must be current members of Artists of Palm Beach County.
NON-MEMBERS CLICK HERE for membership information and an application.
Dues must be paid for the year in which the exhibition takes place before your submission can be considered.
MEMBERS CLICK HERE IF YOU NEED TO RENEW YOUR DUES
2. No late entries accepted.
3. Original ideas only – no copying of works.
4. All required entry materials must be included in your submittal.
5. Entry fees are not refundable.
6. If this is a juried exhibition, the decision of the jurors is final.

Fee Payments / Entry Forms:
CLICK TO PAY THE $10 MEMBER ENTRY FEE USING PAYPAL

Members can always access exhibition entry forms from the
MEMBERS ONLY PAGE
of the APBC Web Site.

By submitting work to this exhibition, you agree to be bound by our terms.
To read those terms, CLICK HERE

Entry fees must be paid using the PayPal link above. Images must be submitted through the on-line entry form.
General questions – E-MAIL US HERE
The exhibition committee will respond.

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Artists of Palm Beach County Offer Poetry Class, “Free Verse”

Have you envied those who write poems?  Have you wondered how to begin the process of writing a poem?   The Artists of Palm Beach County are offering a wonderful opportunity to learn more about this form of verbal expression.  Beginners and experienced poets are welcomed from age 16 and up.  The Rickie Report shares the details and suggest you sign up soon, as space is limited.  John Vincent Palozzi is a wonderful instructor!

 

 

 

 

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FREE VERSE CREATIVE POETRY WRITING CLASS

Saturdays, March 8, 15, 22, & 29

with John Vincent Palozzi

Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Ave., Lake Park FL., 33403

561-345-2842         art.on.park@artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

 

 

This class is available for those who would like to become better poets. If you have never written poetry, or have been writing poetry for years, you will be able to advance in the art by participating in this class. Writers 16 years of age and up are welcome to attend. New poems will be generated every class. Homework assignments will be given. There will be time for sharing, critique and questions. 

  • The price is $80 for the four weeks.
  • Bring your own notebook and writing instruments, or your laptop (wi-fi is available). 
  • Seating is limited.
  • YOU MUST RESERVE YOUR SEAT by calling 561-345-2842.
  • Payment in full is due by cash or check at the first class.

Mr. Palozzi is Vice President of Poets of the Palm Beaches. He has been conducting poetry classes and workshops for over 20 years.

Class Syllabus

Week 1:
Prose vs. Poetry; Free Verse vs. Form; Rhythm, Harmony, Language; Meaning, Sound, Structure; Unity, Variety

Week 2:
Typography units: Syntactical, Breath, Thought; Tension, Persona, Empathy, Enjambment, Punctuation; Literal vs. Figurative; 5 Senses, Rule of 3

Week 3:
Figures of Speech: Alliteration, Assonance, Metaphor and more; Clichés

Week 4:
Free Writing, Clustering, Power Index, Power Words

 

In addition to the current exhibit, the gallery is now the studio home for nine talented resident artists: BJ Collister, Naomi Cordero, Lynda Donigan, Joseph Friedman, Pat Levey, Frances Lynn, Henry Mistretta, Brian Rosen and Dick Yosinoff. Their powerful artwork covers the walls on either side of the gallery and will be on display at the opening reception.  All work is available for purchase. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  For directions or other gallery information, call 561-345-2842.

 

For more information about The Artists of Palm Beach County, please visit www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

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“pARTners” Opens at Artists of Palm Beach County

The idea behind the winter exhibit, ” pARTners” is that the members of Artists of Palm Beach County are all partners in their efforts to enrich their lives and the community through the creative process. Regardless of their diversity of media and styles, they are unified partners within the organization and with the larger community of Lake Park and beyond.  The message is that art brings us together, and we are all partnered with one another. The Rickie Report invites you to a sneak peek and the Opening Reception on January 28th when you can enjoy discounts on purchases.  More details are in this article.

 

 

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Artists of Palm Beach County

Winter Exhibit: “pARTners”

Opening Reception:  

Tuesday, January 28th  6-8 pm

 

 

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Exhibit Displays January 20 through March 28, 2014

Art on Park

800 Park Avenue   Lake Park, FL

 

 

 

Al Rojas

Al Rojas

 

The Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC), a coalition of professional artists all of whom are Palm Beach County residents, is happy to announce their winter exhibit pARTners will be on display January 20 – March 28, 2014 in the Art on Park Gallery, 800 Park Avenue, in Lake Park.  An Opening Reception will be held on Tuesday evening, January 28th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Everyone is invited to view and purchase the art as well as enjoy drinks and refreshments at this free event. Purchases at the opening are discounted 10 percent.
Marilyn Samwick

Marilyn Samwick

pARTners, a juried exhibit, presents the work of accomplished APBC artists in a variety of mediums including oils, pastels, photography, ceramics, jewelry, and watercolors as well as mixed media and sculpture. The idea behind the title of pARTners is that the members of APBC are all partners in their efforts to enrich their lives and the community through the creative process. Regardless of their diversity of media and styles, they are unified partners within the organization and with the larger community of Lake Park and beyond.  The message is that art brings us together, and we are all partnered with one another.
Irma Friedman

Irma Friedman

In addition to the current exhibit, the gallery is now the studio home for nine talented resident artists, BJ Collister, Naomi Cordero, Lynda Donigan, Joseph Friedman, Pat Levey, Frances Lynn, Henry Mistretta, Brian Rosen and Dick Yosinoff. Their powerful artwork covers the walls on either side of the gallery and will be on display at the opening reception.  All work is available for purchase.  Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted. 
Bob Bloomberg

Bob Bloomberg

Regular gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  For directions or other gallery information, call  561-345-2842.  For more information visit www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Celebrating 20 Years of Art in Jupiter! Free Classes and Family Fun Events!

The Town of Jupiter’s Art Committee will celebrate 20 years of bringing art to the citizens and visitors of their community – and everyone is invited to the celebration events!  From street painting to basket weaving, there will be something for everyone.  Even though events are FREE, you must RSVP!   This Rickie Report article gives you more details!

 

 

 

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Celebrating 20 Years of Art in Jupiter!

 Most of these events are free, but require an RSVP,

because spaces are limited.

 

  All events, workshops and classes will be held at the Jupiter Community Center at 200 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL  33458 

 

 

 

Save the dates – exciting events will be coming to the arts community in Jupiter in early 2014!  The Town of Jupiter’s Art Committee will be celebrating 20 years of helping to bring art to the community.  Have you ever wanted to try basket weaving?  Or perhaps wanted to try street painting?  The committee is offering workshops for artists of all levels to try their hand at some different mediums.  Starting in mid-January, you can try painting with local artist & art teacher Brenda Nickolaus.  The events will culminate with a fun Artist’s Progressive Feast on March 13, which will have an artist demonstrating their craft and offering some tempting foods at each artist’s station.

 

January 10, 2014 – Exhibit and Reception

 

 

Featuring photography by Diane Cappella, baskets by Joan Stoneham,  and paintings by Joseph LaPierre and Jennifer and Carmen Chaparro.    Live music by Jesse LaPierre.  Opening reception on Friday, January 10, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  Exhibit closes February 21, 2014.

 

Image by Carmen Chaparro

Painting by Carmen Chaparro

 

 

Saturday, January 18, 2014 (1-3 pm)

Art in Nature Painting Workshop with Brenda Nickolaus

 

Tap into your creative spirit.  Explore nature through art with this hands-on workshop. This class is for all levels, adults & children.  Materials provided, cost is free, registration required.

 

Saturday, January 25, 2014 (10am-1pm)

Street Painting Workshop with Jennifer Chaparro

 


If you’ve ever wanted to try street painting, but were intimidated by the process, sign up for this free workshop on the Saturday before Jubilee from 10am-1pm. Award winning chalk artist Jennifer Chaparro will talk about the origins of street painting and 3D interactive chalk art and reveal tips and tricks to create your own street art.

 

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3D Chalk Art by Jennifer Chaparro at the Jupiter Jubilee, 2012

Street Painting at the Jupiter Jubilee

Event-goers are encouraged to bring cameras and jump into the life-sized, interactive scenes to take a photo that looks like you are “in” the action.

 

 

 

The class will consist of a 45 minute power point/video presentation, and then go outside and see a live demo of 3D chalk art.  The class will then be encouraged to try their own small works on the pavement.  Chalk and materials will be provided.  Dress to get dirty.  All levels of artists welcome, for ages 8 to adult.  This workshop is free, but you must register online, as space is limited!  http://www.jupiter.fl.us/FormCenter/Jupiter-Jubilee-4/Street-Painting-Workshop-193   or http://www.jupiter.fl.us/index.aspx?nid=158 

 

Thursday, February 6, 2014 (4-6pm)

 LaPierre Painting Demonstration

 

Presented by Melody LaPierre, wife of the late, Nationally ranked palette knife artist Joseph LaPierre.  This will include demonstration and commentary by daughter/artist Sarah LaPierre.  Cost is free, registration required.

 

Thursday, February 20, 2014 (9-4 pm)

Basket Workshop with Joan Stoneham

 

Learn to make a sea grass server basket, woven around a custom cut hardwood base.  Rattan reed and twisted sea grass are the main materials used to create this original designed basket.  No experience needed.  All supplies except the embellishment are included in the cost ($65).

 

 

February 28, 2014 – March Celebration of the Arts

 

Opening reception on Friday, February 28, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  Exhibition closes April 25, 2014.

 

 

 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Progressive Artist Feast (more details to follow)

 

The Art Committee’s mission is to develop and promote interest, support and appreciation of the arts to all residents. In addition, it works to encourage the use of art and promote an attitude of support for the arts within the Town of Jupiter and help establish a spirit of community.  It is made up of dedicated volunteers who are passionate about the arts.  If you are interested in serving on the Art Committee, please complete the  http://www.jupiter.fl.us/FormCenter/Town-Clerk-10/Application-to-Serve-on-a-Jupiter-Board–70 online application.

 

 

 

Most of these events are offered free, but require an RSVP, because spaces are limited.  All will be held at the Jupiter Community Center at 200 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL  33458.  To register, email or call Faye Schrecengost at 561-746-0378 or   faye.shcrecengost@att.net.  There is more information on the Town of Jupiter’s website at   www.jupiter.fl.us/art.   Check the website for updated information, as more events may be added.

 

 

The Town of Jupiter Art Committee and the Gallery of Art was established in August of 1993. The purpose is to provide a venue for local and regional talent. The art exhibits are presented approximately every 5-6 weeks, (except June – September). All media of fine arts and crafts, sculpture and photography are displayed. The art displayed may be purchased from the artist directly.

 

Sponsors help to make these exhibitions possible.  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Faye Schrecengost at 561-746-0378.  All art exhibition opening receptions are free to the public and children are welcome. They are held on Fridays, from 6-8pm at the Jupiter Community Center.

 

 

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Chalk Zone & Little Chalkers Zone!

 

More spaces!  We will have 40 spaces will be available for artists to chalk and be creative for free!  Adults and students (7 years old +) in elementary, middle and high school may sign up as an individual or as a team, and spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. It is open to professional and amateur artists of all levels.  Participants may do original art or reproductions of photos or paintings; no logos or commercial advertisements will be allowed. All art must be family-friendly.  Please include a sketch or picture of your art for approval.  Chalk will be provided to each registered team.  You may use tempera paint to prime your surface, but it must be washable children’s paint, mixed half and half with water.  Only washable tempera paint and soft pastel chalks are allowed.Click here for more info.   http://www.jupiter.fl.us/index.aspx?nid=158

 

 

For more information about the Jupiter Jubilee, please call  Jennifer Chaparro at 561-741-2365 

 

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