McMow Art Glass Celebrates October with Special Howl-A-Day Event and Sale

Celebrate October with McMow Art Glass at their annual Howl-A-Day event and sale!   And don’t be frightened as they announce a new, upcoming class making Binasphere Fused Glass Bowls!  Trick or Treat with McMow on Saturday October 25th and EVERYONE will be guaranteed a special treat….and of course we will be handing out special treats for the kids too!  TREATS INCLUDE $5 off classes, 15% off coupons, $2 off solder coupons and more! Dress up in something festive for fall or Halloween & receive an extra special additional 15% off any item of your choice! The Rickie Report shares the TREATS here.




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Howl-A-Day at McMow


Trick or Treat with us

 Saturday, October 25th from 9 am – 3 pm


This year EVERYONE will be guaranteed a special treat….and of course we will be handing out special treats for the kids too!

TREATS INCLUDE $5 off classes, 15% off coupons, $2 off solder coupons and more!

Dress up in something festive for fall or Halloween & receive an extra special additional 15% off any item of your choice!
NOTE: This discount cannot be combined with any other discount or offer and cannot be used on grinders, saws or kilns.


All ORANGE glass is 15% OFF!

All clear textured glass is 1/2 OFF!  (excludes Full sheets)

Workshop time is 1/2 Price!


This Will Be Our LAST Saturday Sale Before our Holiday Party, So Don’t Miss Out!



                                                                                                                                                                      Two Day Class

with Randy Wardell




The S205 BinaSphere Cast-Slump Mold is a BRAND NEW product and It’s TWO MOLDS IN ONE!

The Binasphere Mold enables users to create either a footed bowl or a footed platter using only this mold – plus fusing glass and mold release. One side of the BinaSphere Mold produces a true spherical-shaped bowl with a cookie-style foot that is remarkably similar to vessels made by master glass blowers. The opposite side of the BinaSphere mold produces a flat serving platter that is elevated 5/8” (16 mm) on a cast glass foot.


In this two day class, students will create the spherical shaped bowl side of the mold, taught by the mold creator himself! Class fee includes all materials AND you will get to take this brand new mold home with you!



Please note: this is an intermediate level fusing class, experience is required

Saturday November 15th
9-3 pm


Saturday November 22nd
9-1 pm

$350.00  plus tax

For more information please Call 561-585-9011 x100. Please contact McMow Art Glass Inc. 701 N. Dixie Highway Lake Worth Fl 33460 or visit



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Artisans on the Ave Hosts Special Comedy Show plus Gallery of Artists Works

Robert ben Kline continues to host his “Cheese Louise” Comedy Show while exhibiting his sculptures at the Artisans on the Ave. The next show will take place on Thursday October 30, 2014.  He will present up-and-coming comics who live and work in South Florida.  Artisans on the Ave will present creations by local, nationally and internationally known artists.  Popcorn for the show is included! Do you think you are funny? Have you always loved an audience? Come and join in the fun, show us what you’ve got!!! The Rickie Report shares the details.





Artisans On The Ave

Opening Exhibit and More!

Thursday,   October 30, 2014


   6-9 pm




“Cheese Louise” Comedy Show 8pm-9pm

Robert ben Kline (alias “Cheese Louise” )

Serving Popcorn and Laughs!


Open Mic Night for standup comedians in South Florida 

To sign up RSVP to:

Please add in the subject line : “COMEDY”


630 Lake Avenue    Lake Worth, Fl. 33460




Robert ben Kline has been hosting his “Cheese Louise” comedy show and exhibiting his sculptures at the Artisans on the Ave. This fall, the show will be at 8 PM on Thursday October 30, 2014.   He will present up-and-coming comics who live and work in South Florida.




Robert ben Kline Sculpture

Robert ben Kline Sculpture, “Safety Mouse”



Robert ben Kline’s comedy extends to his clay and wood sculptures: “ Kabala Camp for Rednecks” – A Chasidic couple driving a tow truck pulling a teardrop trailer; “Babies are a Puzzle” – completely tattooed with jigsaw puzzle shapes; “Safety Mouse” – A rodent wears a helmet for a safer approach to get the cheese in a mouse trap. “CATS”, In the spirit of Edward Hopper’s iconic 1942 painting “Night Hawks”, cats dine on (top of) a cake.






Robert ben Kline Sculpture

Robert ben Kline Sculpture, “Babies are a Puzzle”




As comedian Cheese Louise, ben Kline speaks of traveling around Europe. “Nowhere in Europe does he see the word Europe. Instead they write: “ Europa”. You know what that means…. They can’t spell!”  Join in a night of comedy at Artisans on the Ave. in Lake Worth!







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Robert ben Kline’s  “Madison”

Artisans On The Ave Gallery


Artisans On The Ave Gallery is located at 630 Lake Avenue in the middle of downtown Lake Worth, Florida.

Hours are Sunday thru Tuesday, 11 AM – 6 PM. Wednesday thru Saturday, 11 AM – 9 PM.

Our Gallery features the work of 25 local artists working in all media.


For information on becoming an artist with two or three-dimensional art in our gallery please call Betty Wilson 561-762-8162 or Linda Manganaro 561-308-7263. Gallery phone: 561-582-3300.



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Join McMow and Mosaic Master Melissa Handler for 3D Mosaic Sugar Skull Class!

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from incredible guest artist, Melissa Handler at McMow Art Glass.  Anyone who is fascinated by the history of the Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) and its celebrations will want to be part of this two-day workshop!   Melissa is a Mosaic Master Artist whose talent exceeds all previous suppositions about configuring glass tiles with other elements to create powerful pieces of artwork.  The Rickie Report shares the details and cannot wait to see your creations! Beginners and Intermediates welcome.






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McMow Art Glass


Melissa Handler, Mosaic Master Artist

Saturday October 18th
Saturday October 25th

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Cost: $195 + tax



McMow Art Glass Inc.

701 N. Dixie Hwy   Lake Worth, Fl 33460




Mosaic Sugar Skull by Melissa Handler

Mosaic Sugar Skull by Melissa Handler




Join McMow and Mosaic Master Melissa Handler for an incredible 3-Dimensional Mosaic Class. This two-part course will give beginner and intermediate student’s in-depth mosaic arts knowledge. Students will leave class with a beautiful work of art (minimal take home work may be required). Skull substrate, 2 flowers for the eyes, and all glass will be provided.



Please bring your own jewelry, beads, or pearl adornments to add to your piece.  If you don’t already have any jewelry pieces you would like to incorporate, thrift stores are great places to find these items! You don’t want to miss the opportunity to learn from an incredible guest artist.



Mosaics by Melissa Handler

Mosaics by Melissa Handler




Initially dabbling in her first stained glass class 15 years ago, Melissa has always been “hands on”. While glass mosaics are her first love, polymer clay and substrate construction have also become her specialties. Having traveled to Arcata, CA to work with Laurel Skye and her daughter Marley, Handler developed a love and appreciation for both the artists as well as their unique techniques.




Melissa Handler's "Mosaic Pillow", 2014 Winner in McMow Art Glass Competition

Melissa Handler’s “Mosaic Pillow”, 2013 Winner in McMow Art Glass Competition





Melissa is McMow’s 2013 Best in Show Art Glass Contest Winner! McMow Art Glass is excited to have Melissa with us in a teaching capacity to share her knowledge, skills and love for the glass arts with the community. Handler resides in Palm Beach Gardens with her husband and three children.



For more information please contact:

Taylor Materio

McMow Art Glass Inc. 701 N. Dixie Highway Lake Worth Fl 33460 Call: 561-585-9011 x108 or visit





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How to Market Your Art To Galleries

If you have been wondering how other artists arrange for their artwork to be shown in galleries, this is your opportunity!  Under the auspices of Arthouse429, Ilene Gruber Adams and Rickie Leiter will present “The Art of Marketing Your Art” in a two-part series.  Pre-registration is required.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

The Art of Marketing Your Art

presented by

Ilene Gruber Adams and Rickie Leiter


ArtHouse 429 in Northwood

Session 1: October 23 | 7 – 9 pm

Session 2: November 13 | 7 – 9 pm

429 25th Street

West Palm Beach,  FL 33407




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What are galleries looking for

Preparing a portfolio

Presenting your work

Marketing your work

Using Social Media

Answering Calls to Artists

and more…

To sign up or get more details contact Ilene :

To  register:!the-art-of-marketing/cecc 


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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Artists Association of Jupiter Presents “Color of Light” with David Kraft

The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents: “Color of Light”, a breathtaking collection of photographs with amazing clarity, depth and light, which are often mistaken as paintings, by award winning photographer, David Kraft. A portion of proceeds from sales of photographs and artwork by other artist members of AAOJ will benefit PACE Center for Girls, Palm Beach.  The Rickie Report looks forward to seeing you there on Wednesday, October 8th.  Here are some previews and details.



Artists Association of Jupiter


A Unique Art Gallery


“Color of Light”

Photography of David Kane

Opening Reception:

Wednesday, October 8th  

5:30- 7:30 pm

A Portion of Proceeds of Sales Benefits:

PACE Center for Girls

226 Center Street Suite 8       Jupiter, FL 33458





The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents: “Color of Light”, a breathtaking collection of photographs with amazing clarity, depth and light, which are often mistaken as paintings, by award winning photographer, David Kraft. This event will be held on Wednesday October 8 from 5:30-7:30 at A Unique Art Gallery, 226 Center St #8 in Jupiter. A portion of proceeds from sales of photographs and artwork by other artist members of AAOJ will benefit PACE Center for Girls, Palm Beach,







David Kraft is a digital photographer, specializing in adventure photography with a style that creates the illusion of being there by producing images with amazing clarity, depth and light. Many of his landscapes are photographed during multi-day hikes into the wilderness, where he captures aspects of nature that few have the opportunity to experience in person.


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An avid runner, David stays in hiking shape by training and running marathons. He has completed several, including running The Boston Marathon four times. When not traveling or taking pictures, you can find David in his garage, tinkering away on his antique motorcycles. He resides in Jupiter, Florida with his wife Lisa.





The PACE Model

PACE Center for Girls, Inc. is a nationally recognized and research based model that features a balanced emphasis on academics and social services with a focus on the future for middle and high-school aged girls and young women.



  • The foundation of PACE is the gender-responsive culture, providing a safe environment that celebrates girls, services that take into account how girls learn and develop, and staff that understand the lives of girls and can respond to their strengths and challenges. The strength-based approach focuses on the unique potential of each girl. Our gender-responsive program is successful because of the strong relationships the PACE staff build with the girls and the keen sense of accountability the staff instils in them.


  • With a demonstrated record of success, PACE uses a holistic, strength-based and asset building model specifically responsive to the needs of girls and which is recognized as among the most effective programs in the country for keeping girls from entering the juvenile justice system.


  • PACE Center for Girls values all girls and young women, believing each one deserves an opportunity to find her voice, achieve her potential and celebrate a life defined by responsibility, dignity, serenity and grace.


  • PACE provides Academic Services, Social Services and Transition Services:Academic Services
    • Core classes taught by certified teachers
    • Small class sizes
    • Academic advisors meet with girls to assess grades and goals
    • Remediation is offered, if neededSocial Services
    • Every girl is assigned a counselor
    • Girls complete an initial needs assessment and ongoing needs assessment
    • Counselors develop care plans based on needs assessment
    • Counselors meet with girls to address care plans and progress in meeting goals
    • Counselors meet with parents/guardians monthly to address girls’ progress
    • Girls attend Spirited Girls! (life management group) and psycho-educational groups to address social service needsTransition Services
    • Girls who transition from the program are assigned a transition counselor for follow-up care
    • Transition counselors work with girls for up to three years after leaving PACE
    • Counselors assist girls with their future goals
    • Girls have the opportunity to participate in PACEWorks! (an after school program that focuses on education and careers)


  • PACE Center for Girls Palm Beach is located in West Palm Beach and was founded in 1996. Since opening, PACE Palm Beach has served over 1,000 local girls. The center is located off South Military Trail just South of Summit Boulevard.



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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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


Artists of Palm Beach County Present “Florida Wildlife 2014″ Exhibit Plus two Upcoming Calls to Artists

The Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC), is happy to announce FLORIDA WILDLIFE 2014, an exhibit to honor our indigenous wildlife to benefit the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary. The show will be on display October 1 – November 14, 2014 in the Art on Park Gallery in Lake Park.  Art lovers will see images of animals, natural environments, plants and landscapes found in Florida.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, October 10th, with an after party at the Brewhouse Gallery the same evening.  Busch Wildlife is the benefitting charity.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some examples from the exhibit, plus 2 upcoming calls to artists.









Invite you to

“Florida Wildlife 2014″

Opening Reception:

Friday, October 10, 2014 5 – 8 pm

Art on Park

800 Park Avenue  Lake Park, FL

After Party at The Brewhouse Gallery

720 Park Avenue   Lake Park, FL



starting at 8pm


to benefit


Busch Wildlife Sanctuary



Exhibit is on Display October 1 through November 14th

The Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC), is happy to announce FLORIDA WILDLIFE 2014, an exhibit to honor our state’s indigenous wildlife to benefit the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary.  The show will be on display October 1 – November 14, 2014 in the Art on Park Gallery, 800 Park Avenue, in Lake Park.  An Opening Reception will be held on Friday evening, October 10th from 5:00 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. There will be an After Party at The Brewhouse Gallery (720 Park Ave, Lake Park) starting at 8pm.





"Blue Cypress Lake" by Maxine Schreiber

“Blue Cypress Lake” by Maxine Schreiber

The FLORIDA WILDLIFE 2014, a juried exhibit, presents the work of accomplished artists in a variety of mediums including oils, pastels, photography, watercolors and mixed media. The exciting works reflect or represent images of animals, plants, natural environments, or landscapes found in Florida. A portion of all purchases will be donated to the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, 2500 Jupiter Park Drive, Jupiter, FL, a place dedicated to the rescue, preservation and rehabilitation of Florida’s wildlife. 




"Drying Off" by Jack Rosenberg

“Drying Off” by Jack Rosenberg


The unique refuge, which combines a nature center with a wildlife hospital, offers visitors a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about Florida’s wildlife and natural environments. Nature trails lead visitors through pine flatwoods, oak hammocks, and cypress wetlands.  Along the trails are wildlife habitats exhibiting a variety of native animals from eagles to panthers, crocodiles, foxes, snakes, bears, and more.




"Tree Frog" by Cora Ciaffone

Tree Frog” by Cora Ciaffone


In addition to the current exhibit, the gallery is now the studio home for 13 talented resident artists: Sheree Blum, BJ Collister, Lynda Donigan, Reynoldo Duran, Joseph & Irma Friedman, Mark Grothe, Maureen Holdreth, Jeff Lucas, John Vincent Palozzi, Dorothy Sandlin, Carol Turano, 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.






"Shorebirds" by Frances Lynn

“Shorebirds” by Frances Lynn


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





1)   Upcoming Exhibits: start preparing now!

Give ART to Children for the Holidays  to benefit  Alliance For Kids

The theme of this exhibit is Art FOR Children. Works should be appropriate to give to children as Holiday presents. They could be images, sculpture, books, toys, dolls, etc. Use your imagination and creativity! Items should be priced no more than $99. This is a Holiday Exhibit, and will be promoted as an opportunity to purchase holiday gifts for children. Our objective is to SELL your work, so please consider what you enter, and be guided accordingly.

Submission begin date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Submission deadline: Wednesday, November 5, 2014




An exhibit Celebrating Classical Music with Art
to benefit
Classical South Florida, WPBI Radio

The theme of this exhibit is CLASSICAL MUSIC. Works should reflect or represent images of music, musical instruments, orchestras, musicians, composers, ballet, opera, etc. It could be an image, sculpture or a book. Use your imagination and creativity! Multimedia welcomed. Maximum Size: 40″ wide x 60″ high.
Submission begin date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Submission deadline: Wednesday, December 17, 2014




The Art on Park Gallery at 800 Park Ave. in Lake Park has a gallery space available beginning September 19th. The space is 10 feet wide and 5 feet deep and against the wall (floor to ceiling). It is both or either a working space and display space. It rents for $150/month. First and last month rent to begin. You may apply and ask questions by calling 561-345-2842 or by emailing:

You can visit our Virtual Gallery to see the work of our Resident Artists at:

As part of your rental agreement you will be included on the website with your unique, individual web page at no extra charge.





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



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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


Griffin Gallery Shares Southwest Artifacts and Addresses Safe Collecting Tips from Dennis Gaffney of Antique’s Roadshow

The Griffin Gallery Ancient Art proudly invites you to its newest exhibition, “The Ceramics of Our Native Land” which will offer Southwest artifacts, including some Tularosa Basin pottery pieces.  This event is FREE and Open to the Public.  Griffin Gallery also shares some safety tips for collecting artifacts, written by Dennis Gaffney (Antique’s Roadshow).  The Rickie Report shares the details.










Thursday, October 9, 2014

5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.

The exhibition continues through November 13, 2014.


Gallery Center, 608 Banyan Trail

Boca Raton, FL 33431









Tularosa Grouping from Griffin Gallery

Tularosa Grouping from Griffin Gallery


The Griffin Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday 10:30 A.M. until 5 P.M., Monday by appointment only and closed Sunday.



Tips of the Trade:  Safely Collecting Indian Artifacts
By Dennis Gaffney  Antique’s Roadshow    February 26, 2001



For new and seasoned collectors alike, a simple primer on the legal and ethical issues that surround Native American collecting.  Collectors with an eye for beauty and history have long been lured by the power of Native American artifacts. People have brought examples of these to ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, including pre-historic objects once placed in ancient graves as burial offerings, such as Southwest Anasazi pots.



While Indian artifacts old and new are among the most sought-after collectibles on the market today, the controversial selling of funereal objects leads ANTIQUES ROADSHOW appraiser Bruce Shackelford, an independent San Antonio appraiser and consultant who deals with Indian art and culture, to call it “a dangerous field to collect in.” That’s because laws on the books—and ethical issues brought to the fore by Native American groups—have raised important legal and moral issues about collecting Native American objects. Here we’ve put together a simple primer on the laws governing Native American collecting to help new and seasoned collectors alike navigate legally and ethically in this field.



Illegal Goods

A series of laws passed in 1906, 1966, 1979, and 1992 forbid the taking of Native American artifacts from federal land, including national forests, parks and Bureau of Land Management land, unless granted a permit to do so. Over the years, states have passed their own laws that restrict the taking of Native American objects from state land, echoing the federal laws. There are also laws that deal with pre-Columbian art and taking native works out of other countries.
Ed Wade is senior vice president at the Museum of Northern Arizona, a private institution in Flagstaff that has a repository of over 2 million Native American artifacts. Ed explains that these laws were enacted to restrict “pot hunting,” the illegal excavation and sale of Native American objects. Under these laws, those who dig up artifacts from federal or state lands can be fined hundreds of thousands of dollars and can also be prosecuted and sent to jail.

If someone knowingly or even unknowingly purchases these illegally excavated objects, Ed says federal or state officials might seize them without giving any financial compensation.


Expensive Art Breeds Shady Sellers

Bruce says that enforcement of these laws has been stepped up in recent years because the potential to make money from these archaeological treasures has expanded. “Pieces that have once sold for $50 now sell for thousands,” Bruce says. “There’s a large market for Indian artifacts in the decorator crowd. A lot of people who grew up with little Anasazi bowls on the coffee table now want bigger bowls to fill up large Southwest-style houses.”
Ed notes that prices on Indian artifacts above $5,000 are commonplace, with some of the rarest objects selling routinely for half-a-million dollars. Unfortunately, jacked up demand for these beautiful objects has created an incentive for people to excavate them illegally.


Grave Robbing

Pot hunters know that they are likely to find the best objects at Indian graves. “Pieces from the graves tend to be the more spectacular ones,” Bruce says. “Native Americans buried their better pieces in graves, so they are often protected from use and tend to survive in a more complete state.” At the Austin ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Bruce saw two Anasazi pots that were between 800 and 1,200 years old. One of the pots had what is called a “kill hole,” made in a pot when it was buried in order to release the spirit from the pot. The existence of this hole in a pot indicates that it was ritually buried.


If artifacts such as the two Anasazi pots were to be dug up on federal lands today, under existing law, it would certainly be illegal to sell them. But even if bought prior to the 1906 passage of the first federal law restricting removal of Indian property from federal lands—as these were in the late 1800s—it should not be assumed that such artifacts are legally marketable today. In many cases they are not. Legal or illegal, moreover, buying and selling artifacts that were originally taken from burial sites also raises serious ethical issues. “All cultures have taken part in grave robbing,” Ed explains. “The question is, ‘Is it ethical?’ If we saw people digging in our family plots we’d probably be very upset.” Ed adds that by digging up the burial grounds we’re “damaging someone’s last wish” and also interfering with the Native American expectation that they will “arrive at a better place.”


How To Protect Yourself

Whatever one decides is ethical, collectors need to protect themselves from the law. Bruce recommends you check the laws with your local museum, if it has a major Native American collection, or with reputable dealers, scholars and appraisers before you make a purchase. Ed suggests buyers always make sure to get a letter of certification that authenticates where an object came from and when it was found.  “That way, if someone lies, you can sue them,” says Ed, who emphasizes that it is worth getting these for less expensive objects as well, because they will inevitably appreciate in value. “If your son inherits a piece and wants to sell it in 20 years,” Ed explains. “A museum won’t be able to take it if there’s no documentation.” Ed says that buying these objects blind is the equivalent of “buying a car or a house without a title.”


Bruce emphasizes the importance of dealing with reputable dealers. He gives the lover of Native American artifacts clear advice. “If someone can’t tell you where an object came from and how it was acquired, don’t buy it,” he says. Bruce also notes that there are plenty of beautiful—and safe—Native American materials on the market, such as clothing, or pottery made by contemporary Native American craftsmen.

 Note: This article was updated on May 30, 2003, to clarify information in the “Grave Robbing” section about burial artifacts excavated from U.S. federal land prior to 1906.


Griffin Gallery specializes in museum quality Ancient Art. Our holdings include over five hundred authentic artifacts that reflect a spectrum of the cultures of Antiquity in addition to Contemporary Fine Works of Art. Among our treasures are pieces from Greece, Rome, Egypt, the Far East, the Near East, the Holy Land, Pre-Columbian cultures, and pre historic Native America.

Sponsored by: Beiner,Inkeles & Horvitz, P.A. 2000 Glades Road, Ste. 110, Boca Raton, FL, 33431, (561) 750-1800  

Works cited:


For more information about the Griffin Gallery Ancient Art located at Gallery Center, 608 Banyan Trail Boca Raton, FL 33431  please call: 561.994.0811  or fax: 561.994.1855  or visit   or email:


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The Rickie Report
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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Share, Learn and Enjoy with the Poets of the Palm Beaches

The Poets of the Palm Beaches will host five events throughout the month of October, to which the public is welcome.  They take place in different parts of Palm Beach County and are free.  Some Poetry Readings offer Cash prizes.  If you are curious, a beginner, intermediate or advanced poet, this is the organization to get involved with.  The Rickie Report shares the information here.  





Wednesday, October 8, (Every Second Wednesday)


 7:00 PM

Panera’s Cafe — 771 Village Blvd., West Palm Beach 

Workshop: Open to the public. Original work only. No charge. Bring at least 12 copies of one poem. 

Contact: Ron Rosoff at 561-232-2888.  



Friday, October 10    (Every Other Second Friday)


7:00 to 8:30 PM. 

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery   15 South J St.,  Lake Worth FL 

Words, Wine, Cheese: Open Reading. Open to the public. Original work only. No charge. 



Tuesday, October 14, (Every second Tuesday)

 6:30 PM.

Publix Super Market – Legacy Place, 2nd Floor, 11231 Legacy Ave, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Reading: Open to the public. No charge.  Bring original poems. 

Contact: Marjorie Wolfson at 561-575-2376, or Shirley Kent at



Our 3rd Sunday Reading October 19, 2014

 Contest with cash prizes.  Open to the public. Original work only.


Palm Beach Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 823 North A Street, Lake Worth.  Just a little more than one block South of 10th Ave North. Time:  2:00 PM. (Doors open at 1:45 PM) 

Suggested Donation:  $2 for members and their guests,  $3 for non-members.  Free for high school students.


Tuesday, October 21, (Every third Tuesday)

7:00 PM. 

Palm Beach Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 823 North A Street, Lake Worth.  Just a little more than one block South of 10th Ave North  

Workshop: Open to the public. Original work only. No charge. Bring at least 10 copies of one poem.  

Contact: John Palozzi at 561-588 -9829. 




For more information please visit:



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Cats, Skulls, Evenings on the Avenue PLUS CGMS Studio Update and Scholarship Application

Events in Lake Worth and exciting news from Clay Glass Metal Stone are the focus of this article.  As the City of Lake Worth jumpstarts “season”, art is EVERYWHERE, with new venues popping up.  For senior artists who are interested in pursuing their creativity, there is special information about scholarships.  For art lovers, music lovers  and performance art aficionados, get out your calendars now! J Street in Downtown Lake Worth is rapidly becoming South Florida’s Greenwich Village. The Rickie Report shares a wealth of information in this article.








Cats, Skulls, Evenings on the Avenue

Downtown Lake Worth






On South J Street, as The Bamboo Room bows out of the music community, Bamboo Shoots springs up every Saturday Evening at CGMS Gallery. As Coastars bids adieu, The Common Grounds Arts Cafe steps in with a stage for performing artists and musicians. Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery can be counted on for some of the areas finest musicians at their art openings every first and third Friday. Top Five Records, a real record store and a rare and special find in any community, has the wonderful and collectable vinyls that so many prefer to today CD’s and MP3s. Callaros, one of Lake Worth’s finest bistros, is located at the corner of J Street and Lake Avenue. Excelsior!, Lake Worth’s first comic book and toy emporium plans events and hosts role playing games and collectable card playing tournaments. Poutine Hot Dogs caters to an arty crowd, and is flooded with French Canadians during season. They have the best Hotdogs and Poutine in the region.







Saturday October 4, 6-10PM, A Cat-O-Strophic Event opens at the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, 15 South J Street. The event is free, and include paintings, photographs, sculptures and jewelry of CATS in every form and variety. The exhibit continues through October 15. This is a fund-raiser for animal shelters throughout the county. Purchase a work of art, present a card from your favorite shelter, and 10% of the purchase will be contributed.


October 9-26 - The Lake Worth Playhouse presents Mame.
The Stonzek Movie Theater shows independent and rare films seen nowhere else in the county. Call 561-586-6410 for listings and schedules.



Saturday, October 11- Art-Ober Fest, sponsored by Propaganda, springs onto J Street, both north and south of Lake Avenue. An arts and music event, the streets will be filled with tents loaded with original art. The many stages will feature a wide variety of music genre. Propaganda has produced this event for the last five years.




Friday, October 17, is the soft-opening of J Street’s newest coffee house and arts venue. Common Grounds Coffee and Bagel Bar is a Creative Arts Cafe. It will house local bands in a coffee house atmosphere. Game nights will include interactive activities- TV gaming evenings with large screen TVs that increase in size with skill levels. They are building a community book shelf and herb garden.




Friday, October 17, Day(s) of the Dead opens at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery. Paintings, sculpture, photographs and jewelry are personal interpretations of this theme by many local artists. The exhibit extends through November 1st, the actual Day of the Dead. Music and demonstrations play an integral part of this exhibit.



Friday, October 17, The Creative Arts Academy will have a live, outdoor, acoustic concert. Located at 16 South J Street, these talented young people plan an evening of music, showcasing the skills they are developing.



Saturday, October 18, The Bamboo Shoots Saturday Cafe opens at 15 South J Street (CGMS Gallery.) This cafe features FREE Coffee, and specialty Vegan treats from Muffins to Ice Cream. Local acoustic musician Ben Brown will entertain. Vegan Chef, Sarah Steinberg will sell her delicacies and take specialty orders. Chain-mail artist, Ryan Delaneuville demonstrates his ancient art form, and makes fitting adjustments on purchased jewelry and chain-mail ware/wear. The Bamboo Shoots Cafe will take place every Saturday at the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, 15 South J Street in Downtown Lake Worth.



Parking Lot Arts Happening begin in the 15 South J Street Parking Lot in October. Watch for movies on the wall, a mural to appear for Cat-O-Strophic Events, and Larger than Life Size Sculptures to adorn the lot towards the end of the month. Pop-Up sculptural events and concerts will be regular events on this parking lot.



Friday, October 31: Lake Worth Goes All Out- Holiday Events in the Plaza and on J Street.
Third Eye Productions presents- Halloween’s Lake Worth Monster Mash with a tribute to the Rocky Picture Horror Show. The fun and registration starts at Brogue’s Down Under from 7-8:30 PM. The crowd then moves to the parking lot at 15 South J Street for a viewing of the Rocky Picture Horror Show on the Parking Lot wall. – Zombie Make Up Artists will have a tent on J Street to make you into the characters you most want to be.- The crowd then moves on to South Shores Tavern for a rollicking Costume Contest.
Common Grounds Arts Cafe holds their Grand Opening on Friday the 31st with a HUGE Halloween Party. There will be face painting, a DJ with live music, and lots of free trick-or treats for everyone.
Pop-Up Swing and Contra Dancing is expected to take place on weekends throughout the month of October. Drop down to J Street on a Friday or Saturday evening and look for a chance to shake a leg or two.





CGMSGallery @ Flamingo Clay Studio


Studio Update




Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

15 South J Street- Lake Worth, FL 33460

Flamingo Clay Studio Building

216 South F Street- Lake Worth FL 33460



Joyce Brown tells The Rickie Report, “We’ve been working hard on the South F Street Studio space, and inspections will take place. All fire safety and building safety issues have been addressed and installed. This will allow us occupancy of the building and allow us to start putting in the kilns and equipment we have been accumulating.  Our scholarship grant has been secured and an application for this scholarship with a description of what it offers is included at the end of this article.”


“We expect a grand opening of the studio mid-November. We could use some help in building tables, stocking shelves, and moving supplies and equipment in. I will be ordering an initial five tons of clay, and would like to meet with participating artists to ascertain the types of clays you will need. Some of this clay is for the scholarship artists, and the rest if for you to purchase at cost. I will be ordering supplies and would like input into this as well.”


“This studio will continue to grow in stages. Artists are welcome to come in and work. Although you will pay your dues, they will not be applied until the building officially opens. This gives you a studio for free for a while.  We will be moving the electric kilns in before November. They include kilns of a variety of sizes as well as a front-loader. We have a donation of two Raku kilns and will be purchasing an initial gas reduction kiln. The rest of our gas, salt and wood kilns will be built by us. Gas service has not yet been installed but will be soon. We also have a large glass fusion kiln.”


“We have a large slab-roller, extruders and three wheels. The studio has a lot of shelf-storage and some sturdy tables on which to work. We will need room arrangement consultations.  We have a separate room for those of you who work in fused glass and small metals, and an area for those jewelers who work in wax and fine metals. These areas and usages are included for all artists in the gallery and are not a separate fee.”


“The studio will be available to 30-40 artists. We are looking at an additional building next door for another 30-40 artists, once we have solidified our operation in the first building. Once we reach our limit we will be establishing a waiting list. We have funds for 10 scholarship artists. Some of this funding can be divided into partial scholarships if you are less needy. This means that two artists can share one of the scholarships and pay ½ of the fees for the month.”



For those who are not on scholarship, the fees for studio membership and usage are as follows:

  • $150 a month for a cooperative member. This means a minimum of four hours of work a week in the studio/and or gallery- Gallery participation fees are $60 a month. (The gallery is an outlet for the works produced in the studio, if you so wish. Scholarship artists’ gallery fees are paid for the year).



  • $250 a month if you are a snow-bird and will be using the studio part of the year. The four hour requirement remains.


  • $250 a month if you are using the studio year round, bit do not want to put in the cooperative hours.


  • These fees include all kiln firings. They also include the studio glazes. You must purchase your own clay, tools, specialty glazes and supplies. There will be many tools available for use as well.


  • Those using the studio just for firings will either pay a flat fee of $150 a month or pay a fee each time you fire. You decide which is most economical for you.



Joyce points out, ‘We still have a lot of money to raise to bring the entire project up to the quality that we all look for in a studio. This will be an on-going process for a while. We especially look forward to those of you who are graduating from art school with no affordable facility in which to work.”




Flamingo Clay Studio/ Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Application Form

Low-Income Senior Citizen One Year Scholarship

Full Studio Access and Supplies



The Flamingo Clay Studio (dba Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), artist cooperative whose mission is to provide affordable studio and gallery space to 3-D artists.

We have been awarded a generous, one-year grant by the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties. This grant will allow ten Low-Income Senior Citizen 3-D artists full access to the newly created community studio arts center at 216 South F Street in Lake Worth. A condition of the grant is that artists produce work for sale that will increase their income levels, and produce the funds, for these individual artists, that will allow them to remain members of the studio in the future.

The Studio should be available for artists to begin work in October with a grand opening in mid-November. Although chosen scholarship recipients may begin using the studio immediately, their scholarship will run from Mid-November 2014 to Mid-November 2015.

The scholarship includes full use of the studio including the clay/ceramics studio, the fused glass studio and the small metals studio.
The scholarship includes all ceramic supplies
The scholarship includes all ceramic and fused glass firings.
The scholarship includes membership in the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery for one year

Because the non-profit Flamingo Clay Studio is a cooperative organization, and as part of the requirements for scholarship, recipients will agree to:

A four hour work commitment each week
That the scholarship recipient be 55 years of age or older
That the scholarship recipient demonstrate a financial need for the offering. (Financial information will not be made public)
That the scholarship recipient be a serious and committed clay, glass and/or small metals artist.
That some of the work produced be for sale in the cooperative gallery
If you have any questions, please contact Joyce:    or call 




(Your status as a scholarship member will be made known to the Community Foundation as part of the accountability for this funding. We will otherwise keep your identity confidential, if you wish.)


Name: _________________________________________________

Date of Birth: ____________________________________________

Income Level: ___________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________________________

Phone: Home______________________ Cell: _____________________________

Email Address: _____________________________________________

Social Media Sites:_________________________________________________

Website: ________________________________________________________
May we use your name publicly, for publicity purposes, as a scholarship recipient?

Yes __________ No ____________
Statement: I am an artist working in __________________________. I agree to cooperatively participate in the studio and gallery, contributing at least four hours of work per week, as does every other co-op member of the non-profit organization.

Please call Joyce, 215-205-9441 to set up an appointment for an interview.
Please email five examples of your work to





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OSGS Presents Special Jimmy Lee Sudduth Exhibit

OSGS continues to stretch its wings and bring a wide variety of artwork to its walls.  The Rickie Report urges you not to miss the current exhibit of Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s work at this Northwood gallery.  Jimmy Lee’s paintings bring us back to a genre most would call Folk Art.  In fact, his work was prominent at the Smithsonian Institution’s Bicentennial Festival of American Folk Life.  His Alabama roots are intertwined with those of OSGS owners, Evelyn Ortiz-Smykla and Jonathon Ortiz Smykla.  His message is universal.  Paint, create, celebrate life!  Here are the details and a sneak peek.









Presents Paintings by

Jimmy Lee Sudduth


500 Northwood Road    W.Palm Beach, FL




This Jimmy Lee Sudduth Exhibition is different from your previous ones.  Please tell our readers more about its significance.


We recently have had some conversations with a private art collector about a collaboration with OSGS.  The conversation went well enough that we’ve been offered three Jimmy Lee Sudduth paintings to exhibit here at OSGS. The name may not ring a bell (as there are many artists in the world) but he’s an artist that not only hits close to home for myself but also with the trending art market for ‘outsider art’, ‘folk art’, and ‘self-taught Southern artists’.  Jimmy Lee is no longer living as he passed away in 2007 (in his 90s). His connection with OSGS is that we have roots in Alabama and Jimmy Lee was born and raised in Fayette, Alabama which is where he spent his entire life.  Also, our exhibited pieces will not be for sale. 






Jimmy Lee Sudduth's "Three Boys"

Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s “Three Boys”




Art lovers will have an unexpected opportunity to see this historically significant artwork at OSGS.   Please share some of the highlights of Sudduth’s contributions to the art world


Jimmy Lee began collecting pigments from clay, earth, rocks and plants for use in his finger paintings. He used his fingers because “they never wore out.” His numerous works were typically executed on found surfaces such as plywood, doors and boards from demolished buildings. He experimented with mixing his pigments with various binders to make them adhere better, including sugar, soft drinks, instant coffee, and caulk.






Jimmy Lee Sudduth's "African Princess"

Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s “African Princess”


Notable Exhibitions:

1968 – Stillman College (Tuscaloosa, AL) *first exhibition
1971 – Kentuck Festival of the Arts (Northport, AL)
1976 – Smithsonian Institution’s Bicentennial Festival of American Folk Life
*Jimmy Lee played harmonica along with exhibition
1980 – The Today Show & 60 Minutes feature
1995 – Alabama Art Award
1995 – New Orleans Museum of Art (Artist In Residence)
2005 – Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (Montgomery, AL)
Current Collections:
Smithsonian Institution
High Museum of Art
Corcoran Gallery
Birmingham Museum of Art
House of Blues



We will reference in writing some highlights and are providing a link to the Smithsonian’s website/collection of Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s work:




 Many people consider “recycling” and “up-cycling”  a recent phenomenon.  Clearly, this is not the case.


He was one of the early masters of southern self-taught art. Jimmy Lee painted with his finger which he called his brush. That ‘brush’ would never wear out and would die along with him. Although it is commonly believed that Sudduth’s early paintings were executed exclusively in mud and found pigments, such as motor oil or plant juices, in fact, his earliest known paintings contain large amounts of house paint. Anything he could find or get from his helpful neighbors right across the railroad tracks where he worked as a gardener to the Moore family. No one knew, but it was them who really supported Jimmy Lee. His next-door-neighbor, Jack Black, helped Jimmy Lee become the artist he is today through his love and commitment of Alabama art. As his fame grew, dealers advised Sudduth on ways to make his works more permanent and more colorful, and by the 1990s, no longer able to collect his own materials, he began using commercially-sold acrylic paints applied with sponge brushes onto wood panels prepared with a flat black ground.





Jimmy Lee Sudduth's, "The Barn"

Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s, “The Barn”



We understand there is some personal history with Jimmy Lee Sudduth.


Jimmy Lee’s roots and path are all too familiar with both Jonathon and Evelyn’s experiences over the course of 30+ years living in the state of Alabama. Meeting, studying and being a part of Alabama’s fine arts provided first hand insight into the Southern vernacular of life, art and design while engaging in direct relationships with those that were rooted in rural Alabama. The OSGS family was schooled, lived and worked in Northport, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Auburn, and Montgomery, Alabama for around 20 years.



Jonathon shares, “I was six years old when my Mom was in graduate school at the University of Alabama and she took me to meet Jimmy Lee Sudduth at his home in Fayette, Alabama. I do recall the visit well and remember the home, the dirt roads and his paintings. For me, at that age, it was an experience that was solidified because of the deeply rooted rural Alabama area where he lived and his enthusiasm about his work and our interest in his work.  We are very excited about this opportunity to share art that reflects places and experiences we hold near our hearts”.


**some information gathered from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Wikipedia.



For more information about this exhibit or other art being shown at OSGS, please contact Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla at

OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio

p: 561-833-2223



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