Artists Association of Jupiter Presents:”Clay, Glass, Wood”

 The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents “Clay, Glass & Wood”, a one-of-a-kind collaboration of Mixed Media artists Pamela Carman, Carolyn Austin and Bill Jones.  This event will be held on Wednesday March 12th at A Unique Art Gallery, 226 Center St #8 in Jupiter.  A portion of proceeds from sales of artworks created by Pamela Carolyn and Bill as well as the Artists of AAOJ will benefit Café Joshua of The Lord’s Place of Palm Beach County.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.




The Artists Association of Jupiter


A Unique Art Gallery


Clay, Glass, Wood

A Collaboration of Mixed Media


Pam Carman

Carolyn Austin

Bill Jones

Wednesday, March 12th

5:30-7:30 pm



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A Unique Art Gallery and Unique Glass Art, Inc.
226 Center St. A-6 and A-8
Jupiter, FL 33458

 The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents “Clay, Glass & Wood”, a one-of-a-kind collaboration of Mixed Media artists Pamela Carman, Carolyn Austin and Bill Jones.  This event will be held on Wednesday March 12th from 5:30-7:30 at A Unique Art Gallery, 226 Center St #8 in Jupiter.  A portion of proceeds from sales of artworks created by Pamela Carolyn and Bill as well as the Artists of AAOJ will benefit Café Joshua of The Lord’s Place of Palm Beach County,  For more information please call A Unique Art Gallery at 561-529-2748 or go to
Mirror by Pam Carman

Mirror by Pam Carman


What happens when you mix Wood, Glass and Clay???   You get an amazing, creative, new art form from three accomplished Artists.   The collaboration of this one of a kind mixed media show started out as a friendship between fellow artists Pamela Carman, Carolyn Austin and Bill Jones sharing ideas and admiring each other’s designs.  

They competed individually, at some of the same competitions, and won awards together. The list of their successes and their ability to teach, exhibit, and give back to the Palm Beach Art communities is commendable.   They started talking, sketching, etching, cutting, turning and gluing………!!!!!!   


Salt & Pepper Sets by Bill Jones

Salt & Pepper Sets by Bill Jones


Pamela Carman is a primarily self-taught mixed media artist. Pamela’s current body of work is in polymer clay and found objects.  She has an affinity for color that is evident in her work and gets excited just creating her color palette! The majority of her work is inspired by and based in nature. Recurring animal themes, especially of birds and fish can be seen in her most recent work. They are meant to bring a smile or chuckle.



Glass Wall Design by Carolyn Austin

Glass Wall Design by Carolyn Austin



Teaching polymer workshops in South Florida, Pamela has been an instructor for the Ocean Reef Art League in Key Largo for the last 5 years. She also offers private and group lessons in her home studio. Her award winning work can be found internationally.




"Cat" by Pam Carman

“Cat” by Pam Carman




Bill Jones is a local wood turner with a workshop in Jupiter; He is a member of the Palm Beach County Wood turners, a local chapter of the American Association of Wood Turners. He spends his time teaching at adult education classes, 4H youth classes and creating a limited number of turning to show at various exhibitions and galleries. Every piece he turns is mad with not only a love of the wood, but also the delight in craftsmanship of taking a log to a finished and unique artistic object. You are welcome to watch him turn wood in his shop by appointment 561-762-1031. Come and enjoy the wonderful world of wood! 


Wood Turned Vessel by Bill Jones

Wood Turned Vessel by Bill Jones



Carolyn Austin began designing and creating glass art within the family business in 1986. She has built her reputation in the Palm Beach Community as one of the most unique glass etching artists in the area. Her showroom and studio are located in the Center Park Plaza in Jupiter.


Glass Art by Carolyn Austin

Glass Art by Carolyn Austin



Carolyn has lived in the Jupiter/Tequesta area since 1979 and developed an eye for the tropical Florida scenes from long legged birds to intensely detailed ocean life which in turn creates one of kind glass art. She tells us, “I love working with people and using my 25 years plus of experience to create a beautiful customized look in glass whether it be an entrance way or a free standing piece of glass art. All my designs are created by hand, an intricate detailed process to enhance each client’s home and personality. Making my glass art a personal favorite for each client is always satisfying. I take pride in my work and the exclusive following it has created.” 







The Lord’s Place is dedicated to breaking the cycle of homelessness by providing innovative, compassionate and effective services to men, women and children in our community.


The Lord’s Place is a nonprofit, non-sectarian, 501(c)3 organization that has been changing the lives of homeless families and individuals in Palm Beach County for over 30-years. We are committed to breaking the cycle of homelessness with programs and services that include: Community Engagement, Supportive Housing, Job Training and Employment.




In 2012, The Lord’s Place provided supportive housing to 434 men, women and children. By the end of the year, 92% were no longer homeless. This past year,  133 formerly homeless men and women gain job skills and 88 were placed in jobs with local employers. Our success over the years is due to an unwavering commitment to our clients and an approach that balances compassion and personal responsibility. For more information visit website 


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


For more information on this event call or email the Gallery at 561-529-2748 or 


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What is Happening at Art Synergy Lake Worth’s ART POP

Sunday, January 26 will be a busy day in Lake Worth.  ART POP, part of Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach 2014 is offering the public so many venues and options!  In this article, The Rickie Report shares the details.  From art walks, gallery tours, music, food and artist studio tours, there is something for everyone!



Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach 2014


Lake Worth’s ART POP

Sunday, January 26th

Events begin at Noon and vary for each venue


Full Schedule of Events and Galleries participating in Art POP:



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 Art Pop’s main event will be featuring 11 different galleries open to the public located at

1204 Lucerne Avenue

Artists and the Lofts


Artists and the Lofts invite you to come and experience a day of Art Loft living.  The walk will include live art demonstrations, assemblage of an air sculpture, musical and dance performances, ceramic creations, handmade drums and custom built furniture. Art Pop’s main event will be featuring 11 different galleries open to the public located at 1204 Lucerne also known as the Urban Arts Lofts (UAL).


Celestial Hunter Drums
(1202 Lake Avenue, Deco Building)

  • Live drum exhibition
  • Drums are hand made by the owners


Antonio Designs
(1205 Lucerne Avenue, Deco Building)

  • Handmade semi precious stone jewelry
  • Jewelry demonstrations


Andrea Lambrakis
(1204 Lucerne Avenue, Floridian Building)

  • Ceramic Art & Paintings


Yury Darashkevich
(1204 Lucerne Avenue, Floridian Building)

  • Open Exhibit


Unit 1
(1202 Lucerne Avenue, Modern Building)

  • Exhibit opening that day
  • Live music


Studio C
(1205 Lucerne Avenue, Deco Building)

  • Studio C is a creative furniture and home decor workshop. We artistically customize and design around each client’s vision.


Kristine Yeste
(1202 Lake Avenue, Deco Building)

  • Paintings, prints, and a few stuffed toys
  • Live art toy as people pass by
  • Live music


JaiStar Productions
(1205 Lucerne Avenue, Deco Building)

  • Ecstatic Dance event
  • Live Music
  • 12 minute Visionary ART Movie
  • Visionary art collection on canvas (Giclee’s; natural 3-D effects and I have 3-D glasses to view art with)


Louise Noakes
(1202 Lucerne Avenue, Modern Building)

  • Exhibition of work will include fine art photography and feature “the digital transfer process”.
  • Live demonstrations how this exciting process is done.


(1202 Lucerne Avenue, Modern Building)

  • Visual artists in Lake Worth focusing on journalistic, real-life film and photography as well as art installations





Downtown Lake Worth, long known for its charming eccentricities in art deco architecture, culture and people has opened its arms to a rebirth of some of the finest visual arts, experimental music forms, dance and theater groups. This is reflected in the many locally-owned boutiques, art galleries, vintage shops, and specialty and jewelry stores. 


Artisans on the Ave



Open House  Noon – 9 pm

Betty Wilson and Linda Manganaro invite you to meet 25 of the Artisans on the Ave, a new Gallery which just opened it’s doors in the heart of downtown Lake Worth!   From pottery, glass, paper art, to one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry, visitors will be excited by the choices being offered.  



Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Open   9:00 AM until 10 pm






 Joyce Brown of Flamingo Clay Studio and Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery has some unique art pieces for the home and for gifts.  One-of-a-kind baskets, wood turned pieces, ceramics, paper mache and jewelry will delight you!  For more information call: 561.588.8344


Julia Longwell Fine Art



 Lake Worth Art League





604 Lucerne Avenue

The Lake Worth Art League invites you to their Open House.  Meet local creatives who sell their artwork in Lake Worth and nation-wide.  Here you will find not only paintings of various mediums, but hand made jewelry and unique pocketbooks with an artistic flair!  For more information call 561.586.8666

McMow Art Glass









All McMow Art Glass demonstrations will be at Art Pop

throughout the day.

Look for the tent at the Urban Lofts

 1pm, 3pm and 5pm

Fused Glass Demonstrations with McMow Art Glass!


Watch as the McMow Masters create melted glass pendants in hot glass kilns.
Learn about the process of fusing as well as the exciting line up of glass
techniques McMow has to offer right here in the heart of Lake Worth!



McMow Art Glass offers the best in stained glass windows and beveled art
glass, as well as beautiful designs in carved, etched and faceted glass.
Located in Palm Beach County, Florida since 1976 McMow Art Glass also offers
a complete schedule of art glass classes for all levels and interests. Our
experienced teachers will instruct you in many exciting forms of art glass
including fusing or hot glass, mosaic, copper foil and caming techniques.
Join the fun at our 10,000 square foot facility and learn about the
fascinating glass arts!




Already a glass hobbyist? McMow’s retail facility carries the glass industry’s top of the line products. We are also proud to announce our partnership with Bullseye Glass Company – now offering 25% off all Bullseye Products – all day, every day!

 For more information call  561-585-9011



For information on LULA’s Art Pop check out or call 561.493.2550


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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


Artisans on The Ave Invites You to Preview on January 26th! Grand Opening January 31st!

Betty Wilson and Linda Manganaro announce the opening of their new gallery, Artisans On The Ave.  In conjunction with Lake Worth ART POP, one of the loops of Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach 2014, everyone is invited to preview on Sunday, January 26th.  Artisans on the Ave will exhibit 2D and 3D art in all mediums and invite the public to attend their Grand Opening on Sunday, January 31st!   The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details in this article. 








Invite You to


Open House

Art Synergy/ Lake Worth ART POP

SUNDAY, January 26th


Noon – 9 pm


 630 Lake Avenue

Lake Worth, FL



Amelia Costa

Amelia Costa





Betty Wilson

Betty Wilson










Linda Manganaro

Linda Manganaro















Linda Manganaro and Betty Wilson are offering a new gallery setting for  2D and 3D art.  They are always interested in seeing emerging artists’ work and welcome them to join in a new gallery setting in Lake Worth, FL.   The unique setting is located in the heart of downtown Lake Worth and has various options for rental of wall, floor and shelf spaces.  Artisans On The Ave is always accepting all mediums of work.


The Grand Opening Reception on Friday Jan.31 6-9 pm  includes artist demonstrations with Glass Artist Wayne Smith, Wood Turner artist Teri Salamoni and Painter Annette Gellermann.



The Rickie Report is pleased to introduce some of the artists at Artisans on the Ave.  We hope you will stop by on Sunday, January 26th from Noon- 9 pm during Lake Worth ART POP and on Friday, January 31st.  There is so much to take in, you’ll need more than just one visit!



Amelia Costa

Amelia grew up in a large, close knit family in Peru.   She tells us, “My family emigrated to the United States, so that my siblings and I could attend University. I received a Bachelor of Science and after some time in the business world decided to pursue my interest in the arts. I attended Florida Atlantic University to study painting. I gravitated towards clay, just before graduation and stayed awhile longer to satisfy my curiosity and my growing fascination with the medium”.
“In my work, I have combined my two interests  in illustration and clay. Most recently I moved away from color and  concentrated on the story the pieces convey. My aim is to have the pieces tell the viewer the stories that they tell me, and share the journey with me”.



Irene Jalowayski

Palm Beach Smashing Glass



Irene tells us, “I am a retired speech pathologist and Florida native, who lives in West Palm Beach.  I was always an art lover/collector and began taking fused glass classes nine years ago.  I  studied with a private teacher, took classes at McMow Art Glass Center,  Art Glass Environments,  Kay Weiner’s Glass Classes, and in several out-of-town venues. Now I have my own studio because my hobby has become my passion!”


Fused Glass by Irene Jalowayski

Fused Glass by Irene Jalowayski


“Working with glass has allowed me to express my creativity and love for color, shape and form.  I get lost in my work and experience a thrill each time I open my kiln.  I  sell my work at several galleries and am thrilled to be one of the artists at the Florida Craftsmen Gallery in St. Petersburg, Artisans on the Ave in Lake Worth, and  at the  OSGS Gallery in the Northwood neighborhood.  My creations have been exhibited in many juried art shows and I was featured as an Emerging Artist at ArtiGras, 2012”.  I can be reached by email at   Irene Jalowayski   or visit my website at


Sharon Kurlychek



“I engaged with the energy of clay in the 70’s when I first learned to to throw pots on a kick wheel at art school in Cleveland, Ohio.  I took more advanced classes (David Vargo)  and the joy of clay settled into by hands.  In the 80’s, I lived in the Dominican Republic, where I taught English. Experimenting with the production of primitive pottery– digging clay deposits from riverbeds, creating glazes from the ashes I collected from a bakery’s wood-fired oven, and firing in open pits was joyful.  Back in the US, I bought an electric kiln, continued my art studies (The Cleveland Institute of Art and Andrea Gill from Alfred University) and began teaching at the Beck Center for the Arts in Lakewood”.  
Sharon Kurlychek

Sharon Kurlychek

“When I moved to Florida, for subsequent art festivals, I created a line of tropical number tiles. My website, shows 12 designs.  Customers can choose the tiles and colors to place an order for a custom house number tile.  I also do commission work for tile murals and signs, working with designers, HOA’s or home owners, offering color sketches and cost estimates for custom work.  I can be reached through my website or e-mail:”
Sharon Kurlychek

Sharon Kurlychek

” I am continually inspired by fellow clay artists (Betty Wilson and members of the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches).  My art career has recently spun off in a new direction.  Taking classes (Carla Golembe at the Delray Center for the Arts), spending time in the artsy town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and a mixed media workshop (Dee Roper at La Fabrica Aurora) has had a big influence on the direction of my creativity!  Now I am creating mixed media pieces, acrylic paintings and collages!” 


John McCoy

John tells us, “I am a functional potter. In my work, I strive for qualities of simplicity, honesty and  a sense of fluidity. When making my pots, I depend on intuition and feeling, rather than upon conceptual ideas and analysis. Natural and organic objects, along with the varied and rich traditions of ceramics are the main influences of my work. I have a very classical approach to clay, even when combining and altering forms”.
John McCoy

John McCoy

“During the last ten years, I have had the opportunity to put my work in  a wood fired Anagama kiln. I feel my forms have been enhanced and visually strenghthened by the warm colors of the ash deposits and the textures and patterns created by the mark of the fire. This natural process allows the viewer to share my experience  of working with clay, from the moment my hands shape and form the clay, leaving my mark, to the fluidity of the flames that leave their impression on the surface of the pot forever”.


If you are an artist who is interested in becoming part of the community of Artisans on the Ave,  there are many options for those who want to work as well as those who prefer not to.  Please send at least 2 jpgs of your work, a short biography and an artist statement to



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

Irene Jalowayski

Skewed Glass Bowl by Irene Jalowayski

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 Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420



North Palm Beach Arts & Crafts Festival Features Lois and Jerry O’Brien!

The Rickie Report met Lois O’Brien when one of her paintings was accepted at Art at the Airport.  Lois’ art work is fascinating and absorbing.  Her husband, Jerry, is a marvelous wood turner.  This the first time they will be exhibiting together!  We hope you’ll stop by the annual Craft Show in North Palm Beach to meet them and see their wonderful artistry!  More details are in this article.


Annual North Palm Beach


Arts & Crafts Fall Festival


Saturday, November 2nd


NPB Community Center


1200 Prosperity Farms Road



Lois  and  Jerry  O’Brien

“Art from the Heart”:  

Expressions on

Canvas & Turned Wood   

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Lois and Jerry O’Brien are exhibiting their creative work together for the first time at the North Palm Beach Annual Arts & Crafts Festival on Saturday, November 2nd from 9 am – 4 pm.  The event takes place at the North Palm Beach Community Center located at 1200 Prosperity Farms Road, North Palm Beach.  The O’Brien’s will display and sell their “Art  From the Heart: Expressions on Canvas & Turned Wood”.
"Reflection" by Lois O'Brien

“Reflection” by Lois O’Brien

Lois H. O’Brien  was born in a small Virginia town, moved to FL and was raised by an older sister at a young age.  She graduated High school in Miami, attended University of Florida, Gainesville and Barry University in Miami.  Lois has been a resident of Palm Beach County for over 30 years.  Her business career included General Insurance, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, and Executive Assistant to Owner/President of Permatex an International manufacturing company for sixteen years.  Lois also served as the Business Manager for Graham Ekes a private school in Palm Beach.  She started Claws & Paws, Inc. a pet sitting business, has successfully serviced the needs of pet owners for over four years.


"Memories" by Lois O'Brien

“Family and Country” by Lois O’Brien

Lois enjoyed many diverse interests including boating, fishing and decorating while having a career.    She tells The Rickie Report, “I wanted to explore other avenues.  I enrolled in a ‘Creative’ art class at the Armory Art Center in January 2010, wondering if there could be a ‘hidden’ talent waiting to be released, as I had never painted before.   The art instructor was able to encourage my creative spirit and give guidance in expression. The first painting was the start of many more abstract creations.  People still ask, ‘What is it’?  and my answer is always ‘whatever you want it to be’.  “


"Hare Dreams"

“Life Journey” by Lois O’Brien

Lois displayed a small collection of paintings  in Georgia at the White County Library in 2010 and continues to take classes at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach.  She entered a painting in their Student Art Exhibitions.   


"Shaman Dream" by Lois O'Brien

“Shaman Dream” by Lois O’Brien

Lois also participated in the Armory Art Center’s  “50 Artists/50 Bucks”, September 2012 and again in 2013. Each of the 50 chosen artists is furnished a blank canvas, supplies all other materials, and creates an original artwork in two hours, with the public-viewing artists as they paint.   Completed works are then offered in  live auction with starting bid of $50.00. 



Lois says, “My  ‘art studio’ is a recently enclosed loggia at the rear of our residence, where I paint and display my art creations. Palm Beach County International Airport allows artists to submit a work every four months for an Art in Public Space display.  I was accepted to this juried exhibit from June 20th  to October 27, 2012, and again from October, 2012 to February 27, 2013.  Over 100 artists submitted works,  only twenty were chosen.”




Jerry O’Brien moved to Florida with his family when he was a young boy.   He attended Forest Hill High School and then served in the U.S. military.  Jerry retired after 30 years after working for Bellsouth.  His main hobbies were boating and fishing.  Along with being an avid outdoorsman, Jerry had worked with wood as a hobby since childhood.  His dad got him started at a young age and woodworking has been one of Jerry’s “outlets” ever since.


Jerry tells The Rickie Report, “I turned my first pieces on a lathe in Junior high school but didn’t continue turning. My woodturning restarted 4 years ago after visiting a North Georgia mountain craft festival/art show. The bug bit me! When we returned to Florida for the winter, I joined Palm Beach Wood Turners.  I have received instruction, guidance and support from experienced club members.”

Wood Turned Vessels by Jerry O'Brien

Wood Turned Vessels by Jerry O’Brien


“Over the last four years I’ve attended many woodturning seminars in various states and had the privilege to learn from the best of the best from around the country as well as international professionals. In my short career as a wood turner I’ve turned a variety of items including bowls, platters and hollow forms, pens, scoops, tops, bottle stoppers and objects d’art,” Jerry shares.


Jerry uses many different woods, including tropical woods such as mahogany and rosewood.  Local fruitwoods including orange, grapefruit and mango are also frequent candidates for his lathe. One of the most attractive woods that are abundant here in south Florida is Norfolk Island pine. After it has “spalted” (weathered outside), it exhibits shades of gray, silver blue and cream when turned on the lathe.  Vacationing in Georgia allows Jerry to turn the hardwoods of the more northern climbs. Cherry, hickory, pecan, several of the maples make for a wonderful change of pace on the lathe.


Turned Pens by Jerry O'Brien

Turned Pens by Jerry O’Brien

“Segmenting is the latest skill set I’m learning. Using this technique in partnership with different woods allows the craftsman unlimited variety and patterns. These pieces are constructed by gluing individual pieces of wood together into a general shape and mounting them on the lathe where they are turned to the final shape. Challenging and beautiful, segmented bowls and other vessels are a true delight. As in all turned wood vessels each is one of a kind and supplies the owner with a unique sense of pride”, Jerry explains.

Segmented Bowl by Jerry O'Brien

Segmented Bowl by Jerry O’Brien


Jerry tells everyone, “Feel free to handle anything on display after all…. trees are one of God’s works that are meant to be touched!  If you have any questions please come up and talk to me –  just be forewarned that when I start talking about woodturning or fishing/boating sometimes it’s hard for me to stop!”


For more information about Lois’ or Jerry’s artwork, please email:     For more information about the Arts & Craft Show, please call 841-3386


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