Enjoy Free Admission And Free Parking At Boca Chapter Of Southern Handcraft Society’s “Holiday Harvest 2018” October 5 & 6

The Boca Raton Chapter of the Southern Handcraft Society announces “HOLIDAY HARVEST 2018”.  The public is invited and it is FREE TO ATTEND.  Shop and meet the artists and artisans who create affordable handmade gifts that are heirloom worthy.  Friday, October 5th, with evening hours and Saturday, October 6th at the Boca Raton Community Center.  Gifts for all ages and occasions.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos from last year’s event.





Boca Raton Chapter


Friday, October 5th – 1:00 to 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 6th – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

 Free admission    Free Parking

Boca Raton Community Center

150 Crawford Blvd.   Boca Raton, FL

(East of I-95 Just North of the corner of Palmetto
Park Rd. and Crawford Blvd).

Free Admission

Free Parking

Most vendors will accept cash or check only


SHS meets on the first Monday of the month (excluding September and December) at 7 PM at Patch Reef Park Community Center, 2000 W.Yamato Rd.( just west of Military Trail), Boca Raton, FL 33431. Enjoy the yummy desserts and snacks at each meeting as well as show and tell, demonstrations, lectures, “make it and take it”, gift drawings, Pot luck dinners, an annual retreat and much more! COME SEE FOR YOURSELF!



SHS Boca Harvest Festival


“Our purpose is to support and enhance the interests, talents and abilities of our members as well as making new friends. Our goals are to provide educational opportunities, preserve and enrich creative arts, stimulate public awareness of the creative arts and provide group sponsored social activities. Our variety of talent, ladies and crafts are second to none and totally awesome! YOU ARE INVITED”!

SHS Boca Harvest Festival

All the shows are decorated by members and admission is always free. “We craft a variety of handmade quilts, jewelry, soap making, greeting cards and paper gifts, yummy food treats, wood gifts, hand painted ornaments and gifts, home decor and much more! Talent, camaraderie and fun is what makes a great group even better”!


SHS Boca Harvest Festival

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Who Will Be The Jedi Art Master Of “ART WARS”? Innovative Event For Artists And Art Lovers September 29th. Sign Up Now! Art Lovers Can Join In The Fun!

ART WARS takes place on Saturday, September 29th  at Sugar Plum & Grumbling Growler.  The venue is a beautiful, high-energy event space boasting an International Art Gallery and offering Craft Beer and Wine. The only of its kind in the Palm Beach County/Lake Worth, Florida area, the dynamic space allows for a variety of unique events for up to 150 people.  ART WARS is an innovative event that fuses art and altruism into one fun evening!  Guests will enjoy food, drink, and live music all while supporting charity and the local economy.  ART WARS is a live, interactive painting competition where six established South Florida artists battle for the ultimate title of “Jedi Art Master.”  Each artist will have three hours to complete a painting of a subject chosen at the beginning of the program, using the materials of their own choice.  The audience casts their vote for their favorite. The winner, dubbed the “Jedi Art Master,” will receive space in Sugar Plum & Grumbling Growler to display selected pieces of artwork.  Kudos to Emmanuel Gonzalez for organizing this event!  The Rickie Report shares the details in this article.



Sugar  Plum  &  Grumbling  Growler




P R E S E N T S:



Saturday, September 29th

6 PM

Sugar Plum & Grumbling Growler

709 – 711 Lucerne Avenue      Lake Worth, Florida 33460


Will you be the the next Jedi Art Master?

Once the votes have been tallied and the “Jedi Art Master” has been named, the completed works of art will be displayed for a silent auction. 

Guests and patrons will have the opportunity to view each painting and bid for a chance to take home their favorite with a percentage of the sale of each painting going to charity. 

Gallery is located in the heart of downtown Lake Worth, offering space for collaboration, meetings, workshops, and private parties.  It attracts large crowds at several weekly events that take place there.

Each artist will have 3 hours to complete a painting of a subject chosen at the beginning of the program, using the materials of their own choice.

This is a chance to not only support local artists, but a good cause.

Each artist will also be displaying previously completed works of art, both original and prints, for sale.

Prizes for runners-up will be determined.



Tickets are currently available for $10 on Eventbrite.   Walk-ins are welcome!!



Any questions should be directed to Emmanuel Gonzales at emmanuelart@gmail.com







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Arts Council Of Martin County Presents Annual “All Florida” Contemporary Juried Arts Show. Opening On September 21st, It Highlights 67 Best Working Florida Artists And Offers Gallery Talk In Stuart

The Arts Council of Martin County presents the 28th Annual All-Florida Juried Arts Show focusing on contemporary artworks.  The Opening Reception takes place on Friday, September 21st and continues through Thursday, November 15, 2018.  The public is welcome to the exhibition which is on display at the Court House Cultural Center Gallery in Stuart, Florida.  Angelica Arbelaez, who served as the juror, is a curator and arts administrator based in Miami, FL.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.  This promises to be an energetic exhibit that you won’t want to miss!





The Arts Council of Martin County



28th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 | 5:30-7PM


Juror’s  Talk  Led  By  Angelica  Arbelaez


Gallery hours:

 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday – Friday

 Saturday 11 am – 2 pm

Court House Cultural Center

80 E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL




Photo by Liz McKinley


The Arts Council of Martin County presents the 28th Annual All-Florida Juried Arts Show.  The opening reception is Friday, September 21, 2018.  The exhibition continues through Thursday, November 15, 2018.     The exhibition will be on display at the Court House Cultural Center Gallery in Stuart, Florida.  “Kicking off our season with the juried show featuring Florida artists is an annual highlight for us as the exhibition highlights some of the best artists working in Florida today. The challenge of selecting artworks was embraced by our juror Angelica Arbelaez as she curated a show from the over 300 entries to make the final selection of 67 pieces, ” Nancy K Turrell, executive director, tells The Rickie Report.


Miami-based curator Angelica Arbelaez will host a Juror’s Talk on Saturday, September 22 at 11:00 a.m. to discuss her most recent curatorial project Between a view and a milestone and revisit some of the research that informed the conceptual framework of the exhibition. During her talk she will focus on notions of place in contemporary art and how this topic relates to the artwork selected for the 28th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show.


Exhibit Artists:



The Arts Council provides services to visual, literary and performing artists, arts organizations, students and the public and strives to instill a passion for and participation in the arts.

For more information about this exhibit and upcoming events:

website: http://www.martinarts.org/programs/cultural_center_gallery/currentupcoming-exhibitions.html

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/721883388165129/

Call 772-287-6676 or visit www.martinarts.org




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Still Time To Apply For Art Fest On The Green Fine Art And Fine Craft Show In Wellington. Be Part Of This Tropical Palm Beach Chic Event On January 26 & 27th!

Be part of a winning team, the Wellington Art Society, as they present the 13th Annual ArtFest On The Green on January 26 & 27, 2019!  This Fine Art and Fine Craft show brings the entire community together, exhibiting and selling the works of national, regional and local artists.  WAS features a popular Children’s Activity Tent, live music, food trucks and activities for all ages.  Support from participants and sponsors sustain the WAS Scholarship Fund and other Community Art Programs.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to apply NOW!   Tropical Palm Beach Chic beckons in Wellington!  ART PATRONS: Mark your calendars!

P R E S E N T S:

Fine  Art  and  Fine  Craft  Show

Tropical  Palm  Beach  chic!

January 26 & 27, 2019


Deadline to apply:  November 1, 2018

Application fee:  $35






$2000 in cash awards will be given during Art Fest on the Green.

Best in Show $700

1st Place $500

2nd Place $300

3rd Place $200

3 Honorable Mentions $100 each
















The 13th Annual Juried Art Fest on the Green Fine Art and Fine Craft Show produced by the Wellington Art Society continues its tradition of bringing art and community together to celebrate creativity and artistic excellence.

Support from our Sponsors and Community Partners helps create a favorite family friendly event everyone looks forward to every January. Proceeds from this show will go toward the Wellington Art Society’s Scholarship Fund and other Community Art Programs.

Art Fest on the Green features local, regional, and national artists, live music, demonstrations, Children’s Art Activity Tent, food trucks, and activities for all ages in a beautiful setting on the green of the Amphitheater.

The event will be well-publicized by local media reporting, media sponsorships, advertising, and social media.

Located in Palm Beach County, Florida, Wellington is home to the Winter Equestrian Festival, International Polo Capital of the world, and a unique destination for seasonal visitors and residents.

January is the peak season and affluent international visitors and residents of Palm Beach, Martin, and Broward counties fill the event venues in Wellington and return yearly to Art Fest on the Green.

Artists will have the opportunity to interact with the public through art demos and booth chats. Live music on the Amphitheater stage, food trucks, and kid’s activities make the festival a fun, interesting, and inspiring experience for everyone.

Apply at: www.wellingtonartsociety.org

For more information contact:

Leslie Pfeiffer, mailto:mysticway1@bellsouth.net

Carolina King: Cbk21@hotmail.com

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Art On Park Gallery Opens Call For Photographers, Highlights Artistry Of Mary Jane Zapp, Announces Classes And Free Workshops

APBC Art on Park Gallery Presents a Call for ” PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 Exhibit”, celebrating artists who are photographers and residents of Palm Beach County.  The artistry of Mary Jane Zapp is being highlighted now through October 10th, with a Free Opening Reception on Friday, September 14th. In addition, there are free classes, workshops and other events happening at this busy Lake Park gallery!  The Rickie Report shares the details here. This Call for artists is open to non-members.




Art on Park Gallery


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

Monday through Saturday Noon to 6 PM

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403



Photography by Edward H. Munoz


APBC Art on Park Gallery Presents

“PHOTOGRAPHY 2018” Exhibit



5 – 8 PM  

Exhibit is available from October 8 – November 2, 2018








Celebrating Artists in Palm Beach County





Submissions should be a photograph of any subject in black & white or color printed on any surface. No explicitly political or sexual images will be accepted.
NO computer generated or altered work allowed (cropping is allowed).

Submission deadline: Wednesday, 09/26/2018
Notification to artists on or before Saturday, 09/29/2018
Hand delivery of artwork: Friday and Saturday, 10/05 or 10/06/2018 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Opening Reception: Friday, 10/19/2018 from 5 – 8 pm
Art Pickup: Friday and Saturday, 11/02 or 11/03/2018, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm
Open to all artists who live in Palm Beach County.
Work previously displayed at APBC Art on Park Gallery is not allowed.
Please do not submit work that will not be ready to hang by the drop off date.
Submissions and payments to be sent in electronically via www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org. APBC Members non-refundable entry fee: $15 for up to three pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB each) Non Members non-refundable entry fee: $35 for up to three pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB each)

IMPORTANT: Members will receive 75% of the gross sale.
Non Members will receive 65% of the gross sale. Please price your work accordingly.
Juried by the Art on Park Gallery Management Committee
To access the submission form go to: http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?297

Please read these entire instructions before you proceed:
If you want to join APBC please follow the “Become a Member” link BEFORE you enter the exhibit.
Or you can renew your membership if it has lapsed. After you pay the membership fee ($50 for one year), please make sure you complete the registration process by following the provided links and email instructions to fill in your user name/password and contact details.
Go to the “APBC Exhibitions” tab on the left side column of the Home page. Go to the PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 event and click on the provided link.
After you enter/edit the information fields, go to the bottom of the page to: “Exhibition Name” “Select an Exhibition Name.” Select PHOTOGRAPHY 2018, then click the last link: “proceed to Submit . . . “
You should have your images ready to upload (JPEG format only, no larger than 3 MB each). After you have chosen ALL your images click the UPLOAD button. You will then be asked to fill in the name, medium, size and price of each image. When this is complete you have reached the final step. Click the button. You should receive an email telling you of the successful submission.
Please call or email John Palozzi at the Gallery if you need help or have questions: 561-345-2842,

01) Work previously displayed in Art on Park Gallery is not allowed.
02) Original ideas only.
03) Only original works will be accepted. No giclees of original work unless the original is a digital image.
04) Maximum Size: 60″ wide x 60″ high.
05) No late entries accepted.
06) Entry fees are not refundable.
07) The decision of the jurors is final.
08) Images of works must be submitted to be juried in an electronic JPG format, no larger than 3MB each, via the link on the APBC.org website. File names should contain the name of the work. Make sure the file names match the names listed on the entry form.
09) Any required entry fees must be paid before submissions will be accepted.
10) Unframed pieces in any medium must be finished on all sides – no staples showing.
11) No damaged frames or mats; mats must be clean.
12) All installation methods, such as wire attached to frames, must be secure. All 2D pieces MUST be wired on the back.
13) All entries must be labeled on the back of the work, base of sculpture, or somehow attached to artwork with artist name and title of work. 14) Members will receive 75% of the gross sale. Non-Members will receive 65% of the gross sale. Please price your work accordingly.
15) APBC, Inc. carries liability insurance for the Art on Park Gallery which does not extend to your artwork. APBC, Inc. will do its best to safeguard against theft, loss, breakage, or other damage, but will not be financially responsible for reimbursement of lost or damaged work.16) No explicitly political or sexual images will be accepted.


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






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










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Artists And Art Lovers Are Invited To Meet Pop Artist, Nicole Galluccio, Featured Presenter At Wellington Art Society Meeting On Wednesday, September 12

The Wellington Art Society will feature local pop artist Nicole Galluccio at their Wednesday, September 12, 2018 meeting at the Wellington Community Center.  Artists and art lovers are invited to the Meet and Greet, followed by a member spotlight and brief meeting.  Nicole’s demonstration will be the highlight of the meeting. She is best known for her bright stylized florals and her wearable art in shoes and purses.  Her collages incorporate music, mod fashions, comics and tabloid newspapers spinning them into visual explosion of color against a black and white background. A raffle of art donations will follow with proceeds going to the Scholarship Fund.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Nicole’s artwork!  If you’re looking for ‘HAPPY”  check out Nicole’s artistry!




Wednesday, September 12, 2018


6:30 pm

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL




This is event is open to members and non-members



Nicole Galluccio





Nicole Galluccio has her own unique style of mixed media “happy” art.  She is best known for her bright stylized florals with her wearable art in shoes, pins, and purses.  Her collages incorporate music, mod fashions, comics and tabloid newspapers spinning them into visual explosion of color against a black and white background.  Nicole’s  work has been exhibited at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Continuum, the Boca Museum of Artist’s Guild and most recently a solo exhibit “Full Bloom” at the Cornell Art Museum in Delray Beach.  She tells The Rickie Report, “I see every day as an opportunity to grow.  I believe art is for everyone and I strive to have something available for all budgets”.




Wearable Art by Nicole Galluccio


In college Nicole majored in Biochemistry but as soon as she began bio illustrations she found her true calling.  However, she worked for 15 years in the corporate world and worked with her art on the side.  After several successful shows, Nicole left her corporate job and became a full time artist.  She is now located in a studio in the Boynton Beach Art District where she continues to evolve as an artist.  Nicole Galluccio is a mixed media visual artist, originally from New Jersey, living and creating in South Florida since earning her BFA from Florida Atlantic University in 1998. Nicole’s mixed media work often juxtaposes bright beautiful florals atop a stark black and white paper background, to demonstrate depth and opposition both visually and emotionally. Her work intends to evoke happiness and positive emotional response through colorShe has shown several times in the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County as well as in fine art fairs and galleries in Florida and is currently a resident artist at the Boynton Beach Art District.  She will take part in a group exhibition at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, “ Play with your Food”.  The opening preview party is Thursday, September 13th and the Exhibit opens to the public on September 14th. 

Nicole Galluccio was chosen to take part in a Public Art Project , “Aesop’s Tables”



Nicole’s work provides the viewer an escape into something purely joyful and fun, oppositional to reality as a means to feel a positive emotional connection. Painting this imagery has been an escape mechanism for her own internal struggle, as viewers would say, “The work just makes me happy” …. Color can be very powerful and when used properly, in conjunction with light imagery, and contrast, it provokes a carefree experience. And who wouldn’t want to be around that?  



Artwork by Nicole Galluccio





Going forward, Nicole intends “to explore more challenging detail, media and color exploration. In 2017 and 2018, I focused mostly on evolving into more inspiring realms in symmetry within my work, with the Sacred Series; homage to sacred geometry via the mandala but exclusively using elements used in all previous work”.  The work presented in her most recent solo exhibition at the Cornell Museum of Art in Delray Beach, “Full Bloom” illustrates the evolution of Nicole’s work from 2017 to present, with the intention of bringing all previous elements together, in a bolder magnified light as well as in new media and construct.




The door to Nicole Galluccio’s Working Studio


For more information about Nicole’s artistry:

Instagram and Twitter @nicolegalluccioart


Boynton Beach art district 406 Industrial Way Bay# 2 Boynton Beach FL 33426

561-901-9072    Email: nicoleg265@aol.com

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org





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5th Birthday Celebration Means Special Discounts And Cake On Saturday, September 15th At Artisans On The Ave In Lake Worth!

It’s birthday time! Artisans on the Ave gallery is celebrating 5 years. For one day only – Saturday, September 15 – they are thanking their customers by offering incredible discounts on everything in the gallery. Meet their amazingly talented artists, who will be adding inventory so there’s plenty of new art to choose from.  The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t wait to celebrate!


630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460




Artisans on The Ave  Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week

Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm

Sunday 9am – 6pm

Artisans on The Ave

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




Party Like A 5 Year Old,   ALL  DAY   LONG!!!  

Special  discounts  all day  11 am – 9 pm

 At 5:55 pm  Special Drawing for a free work of art (must be present to win)

 Refreshments and surprises  ALL Day!


Artisans features only local artists working in a variety of mediums – painting, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, glass, wood, paper, mixed media and more. When you purchase from the gallery, you are supporting a local artist and giving back to your community at the same time. And getting a discount on a handcrafted piece of art is truly a high-five!

 Artisans on the Ave boasts three showrooms with an amazing selection of exquisite art created by local artists. Your invited opening night for an evening of fun, the opportunity to meet the artists and to help support your community.






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

Artisans On The Ave
Betty Wilson 

630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460







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McMow Art Glass Announces NEW Classes And Two Special Sale Dates

McMow Art Glass announces an exciting NEW class lineup for September and October! McMow offers the very best in art glass education, in a dedicated teaching facility. Learn from the masters, and have some FUN!   NEW CLASSES: Fused glass cereal bowls, Bas-Relief, Mastering Mosaics, and Flower bowls. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Don’t miss September 8th, the Back To School Special Sale and then Trick or Treat At McMow for their special Howl-A-Day SALE on Saturday, October 27th!



McMow Art Glass, Inc.
701 North Dixie Hwy.     Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone  (561) 585-9011   Fax Number: (561) 586-2292

www.mcmow.com            https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/











NEW Fused Glass Cartoon CEREAL BOWLS
Saturday, September 8th from 9am – 3pm with Patti $95 *Cutting Experience Required*
Learn to adapt your favorite cartoon characters to create fused glass cereal bowls! In this super fun, fast-paced class, students will create two cereal bowls inspired by cartoon characters. Have a cartoon you love – maybe something nostalgic…or one a child or grandchild would love? Let us help you find the perfect image to work with. All materials and kiln firings are included. BONUS! Bring a friend a receive 10% off EACH!








BACK TO SCHOOL! Saturday, September 8th from 9am – 3pm: Special sales offers, and free give-a-ways. Free and open to the public! 10% of the day’s sales will be donated to Highland elementary to help with school supplies!!!















Wednesday, September 12th from 6:00 – 8:00pm $75.00 *Beginner Level*

In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included.



In observance of Yom Kippur no Class will be offered Wednesday, September 19th, 2018. If you are in our regularly scheduled Beginner or Intermediate classes a make-up session will be provided.














NEW! BAS-RELIEF with McMow Master Phil

Saturday, September 15th   9am-3pm $250 Intermediate level –Fusing Knowledge preferable

Learn to create sculptural glass with this unique technique! What is a Bas-relief? According to Webster, it is a kind of sculpture in which shapes are carved so that they are only slightly higher than the flat background. This shallow space created gives the artists a plethora of design opportunities including playing with light, texture, negative space, depth, and so much more. In this class students will create (2) 6” X 6” sculptural pieces. Includes all materials and kiln-firings.

EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE – Learn the Bas-Relief technique in three styles. McMow Master, Phil will teach you how to create a bas-relief with more than just the standard fiber paper technique. Students will additionally learn how to use molds and plaster to create their compositions.











Great for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students looking to take their cutting technique to the next level!

Wednesday, September 26th 5:30 – 8:30PM    $85.00 *Beginner Level*

In this three hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the do’s & don’ts of cutting glass. The class will end with a brief overview of a helpful cutting tool, The Morton System. This class is perfect for students who have taken an entry level fusing, mosaic, or stained glass class and are looking to improve or brush up on cutting skills. After taking this course, students should be comfortable enough with cutting to start working on pieces on their own. A 15% discount will be offered on cutting tools!













Back by popular demand! FUSED GLASS CACTI *Beginner Level*
Wednesday September 29th 6-8pm $75- Patti *Cutting Experience Required*
Design and create your very own cacti garden! In this fun & creative class students will create two potted fused glass cacti. Students will use sheet glass, wire, murrine, and other fused glass accessories to create these charming southwest inspired “plants.”  All materials and kiln firings included.
















Wednesday, October 3rd from 6:00 – 8:00pm $70.00 *Beginner Level*

In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included.












This image created by a McMow Mosaic student!


MASTERING MOSAICS with Taylor – THEME: Fall Inspiration
Saturday, October 6th 9:00am – 3:00pm $150.00 *Beginner Level*
This class is an introduction to a double direct method of mosaics which uses face taping instead of gluing each piece separately. This method allows for more versatility and a cleaner application. The gluing takes place at the completion of the project. This workshop is open to beginner and intermediate levels. This class includes all materials.

















**Back by popular demand** GHOST VASES
Wednesday, October 10th 6-8pm $65.00 *Beginner Level*
It doesn’t matter if you are new to glass, or a skilled artisan – this class is going to be a fun one! Create a fanciful art glass vase using sheet glass, frit and stringer. BONUS: Learn to cut circles!!!! Create designs inspired by the holiday spirit! All materials and kiln firings included.
















FLOWER BOWLS with Patti  *Cutting Experience Required*

Saturday, October 13th 9:00 – 3:00pm $125.00

This is the perfect class to create a stunning gift for any host or hostess! Learn to first fuse a bountiful bouquet of flowers and then turn it into a functional piece of art. Each student will create a beautiful bowl including all materials and kiln firings.
















*BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND*  TIE DYE FUSING Techniques with McMow Master Phil
Wednesday, October 17th from 6-8pm $75 *Beginner Level*
Remember those tie dyed shirts you wore in the sixties, well now you can transfer that fun on to glass. Too young to remember that wonderful time? Then maybe it is time to learn a new art glass technique!! Learn how to create this SUPER-FUN tie dye from fused glass, frits and powders! This class includes all materials and one kiln firing – options to create plates etc available with the purchase of slumping firings.















Saturday, October, 20th 10am-12pm $25.00
Great for ALL Skill Levels – Watch & Learn Experience

BONUS – 15% Off Framing Materials and Labor – Bring in your finished piece and get a special discount to have it framed, then learn how to do it yourself! Take your skills to the next level with the AWESOME Lab – even better receive double points when you register for ANY of our labs!!









Howl-A-Day  is Saturday, October 27th 2018! Trick or Treat with us from 9am – 3pm!


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

EVERYONE GETS A TREAT!!! Dress up in something festive for fall or Halloween & receive 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.












Back by Popular Demand! PATTERN BAR CASTING with McMow Master, Phil – this is a two-part class

Wednesday, October 24th & November 7th 6-8pm Part 1 of 2 $150.00 *Experience Required*
Learn how to construct and cast pattern bars in this two part class. Specific firing schedules and formulas will be discussed. Students will choose from a variety of Bullseye glass to use when creating a rectangular shaped cast piece. This is an advanced level fusing class; introductory kiln forming knowledge and cutting experience are required. All materials are included.




For details about these classes,workshops and events and to schedule special tours please contact:

Taylor Materio
McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011 x108   Fax: 561-586-2292
taylor@mcmow.com   www.mcmow.com





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

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






Saturday August 25th

10:30 AM  to 5:30 PM

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

FREE ADMISSION plus FREE PARKING in the nearby parking garage!


Workshop With Ben Blount: “Make A Dent”

Sunday, August 26th

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


Jaffe Center for Book Arts

777 Glades Road   Boca Raton, Florida 33431




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




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Convivio Bookworms, One of the Makers Marketplace Vendors



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

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

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

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

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

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

Flamingo Paradise, Another Vendor at the Makers Marketplace

WORKSHOP: “Make a Dent”

Instructor Ben Blount

Sunday August 26, 2018 from 10 AM to 4 PM


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


Tuition Schedule & Registration:

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

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

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


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


Red Panda Homemade Soaps and Candles


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

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




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

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

Instagram: @jaffecenterforbookarts






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

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




723 Colorado Plaza  Stuart, FL 34994

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

772-678-6949    www.klinggallerystuart.com





Original Paintings

Napa- Style Tasting Room

Custom Furniture 

Home Decor





Opening Reception:

Friday, August 24th

5 – 7 PM  

Exhibit runs through September








“Self Portrait” by Mimi McCallum



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


“Get Crackin” by Mimi McCallum



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



  “In The Park” by Mimi McCallum




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


“Untitled” by Mimi McCallum



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









Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor

723 Colorado Plaza   Stuart, FL34994



Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred






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