OSGS Offers Unique Art Exhibition, Art Promenade, Specialty Jewelry Show and a Call for Artists

Evelyn Ortiz Smykla and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla have been working hard preparing for a spectacular Autumn in Northwood Village at OSGS  Ortiz-Smykla| Gallery Studio.  Their unique art exhibition showcasing the work of folk art visionary, Jimmy Lee Sudduth continues until the end of October.  (Don’t miss it!  You’ll have to go to the Smithsonian to see his work!).   Northwood Village’s Art Promenade, which falls on Halloween, promises to be spooktacular.  Save November  7th for a “Holiday Jewels – Wearable Art” Event and their custom framing is available with a Groupon discount.  The Rickie Report shares all of this plus a CALL to ARTISTS!

 

 

 

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500 Northwood Road   W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

 

Current Special Exhibition at OSGS Gallery:

 

 

"The Barn" by Jimmy Lee Sudduth

“The Barn” by Jimmy Lee Sudduth

Jimmy Lee Sudduth Paintings. We currently have three paintings from the late Jimmy Lee (1910-2007) on loan and on exhibit through the month of October.

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OSGS Mural

 

OSGS has finally been provided final approval to move forward with our Mural Project. The Mural itself will be placed on the East facing wall of OSGS Gallery (toward Dixie, along Spruce). OSGS is providing some nice incentives for the winning artist.

 

 

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Previous Murals in the Northwood Village area include:

 

 

Eduardo Mendieta

Mural by Eduardo Mendieta

 

 

 

Mural by Craig McInnis

Mural by Craig McInnis

Mural by Amanda Valdes

Mural by Amanda Valdes

The final process will be Juried by Andrew Brown – http://www.andybrownpaintings.com/

 

 

 

 

“Holiday Jewels — Wearable Art”

Friday November 7th     6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 

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Take part in a festive evening to help ease the worry of holiday shopping as OSGS presents one-of-a-kind jewelry. Enjoy one-on-one interaction with the Artists, sipping cider, and taking in light music. Featured artists are Claudia Block (New York/Florida), Meryl Lefkovich (Massachusetts) and Elayna Toby Singer (Florida).

 

 

 

 

Claudia Bloch

 

 

Necklace by Claudia Block

Necklace by Claudia Block

 

 

Claudia Bloch is an American artist known for her beaded jewelry designs. Born and raised in New York City, Claudia’s work reflects the fusion of cultures and people she was surrounded by in the invigorating city environment. Inspired by the work of Louise Nevelson, not just for her installations themselves, but for her process of walking the city streets at night, finding what others had discarded to use in the making of her own vision.

 

 

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Claudia Bloch’s Beaded Bracelet

 

 

Claudia Bloch's Beaded Earrings

Claudia Bloch’s Beaded Earrings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With that in mind, after Claudia began her designs with the goal of women wearing her pieces, she has recently amplified that idea – to a greater vision of building intriguing installations around the jewelry. Viewers can both enjoy wearing the pieces, as well is exploring the power of the material world and its influences over their identity. Claudia resides in South Florida but travels extensively showing her work in private and public venues.

 

 

 

Meryl Lefkovich

 

Meryl is a self-taught artist/maker with a degree in art history. She has had past careers as an art consultant, gallery manager, travel consultant and interior designer, all of which, she believes, contribute to her world view in design and concept.  Her serious art career began in 1993 when she began teaching herself how to paint. She has her paintings in a number of corporate and private collections in the Boston area and around the country.

 

 

 

Meryl Lefkovitz' Bracelet

Meryl Lefkovich’s Bracelet

 

In 2011, Meryl learned how to solder and there was no looking back. Jewelry design and fabrication have become her passion. Her primary influences are flora, fauna and a fascination with Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts Movement.

 

Meryl Lefkovich's Bracelet

Meryl Lefkovich’s Bracelet

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “As an art history major, ancient cultures also impact my designs; I love the look of a slightly time-worn patina, as though a long lost piece was newly discovered. Combining raw and organic with delicate and romantic, whimsy, combinations of color and gemstones – all have a place in my designs.”  She starts with a concept; a new interpretation of the natural world, then the metal takes over and informs her how each piece should develop.

 

 

 

Meryl Lefkovich's Earrings and Pendant

Meryl Lefkovich’s Earrings and Pendant

 

Meryl says, ” the forms and essence of nature, a dewdrop on a leaf, the rustle of leaves in the wind, the twisted scroll of vines and the gnarled knots of trees…these are the moments I want to capture and reflect in my jewelry.”

 

 

Elayna Toby Singer

 

Elayna Toby Singer is drawn to materials that come from the earth and to forms transformed through encounters with the elements. She is attracted to circles. They invite her in, are windows to the beyond; simultaneously open and whole.

 

Elayna Toby Singer's Bracelet

Elayna Toby Singer’s Bracelet

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “Connecting one object to the next, both physically and visually, energy and awareness journey between root and crown. The space between reminds us to breathe. Twirling and dancing with the air around us, energy shifts, spirit awakens, transformation occurs. Presented in new contexts, each object’s intrinsic beauty is revealed. Discarded and precious materials – vintage tools, machine parts, manufacturing remnants, garden trimmings, mineral stones and beads from around the world – are combined to create one-of-a-kind artworks.”

 

Earrings by Elayna Toby Singer

Earrings by Elayna Toby Singer

 

No two Elayna Toby Singer pieces are ever the same.  Elayna Toby Singer uses only “cold connections” in creating my assemblage kinetic sculptures and jewelry. No welding or soldering for me. Instead, she uses wrapping and knotting techniques, along with swivels and metal links, to connect one object to another.

 

 

Custom Framing:

As an Artist, Let OSGS Custom Framing help you ready your work for exhibition(s). We have great rates and archival materials. Here’s a Groupon Coupon for savings (not valid with other offers, but a great way to save by itself!):

http://www.groupon.com/deals/osgs-ortiz-smykla-gallery-studio

 

 

 

Artists Needed!!!

West Palm Beach Art In Public Places is assembling a database of artists for future Calls To Artists. This is a great opportunity to have your name included in those opportunities. If you have a few moments, please email Phil Growick (info. below) your Name, Artistic Medium of Preference (i.e., Painter, Sculptor, Photographer, etc.), Email Address, Website Information, and any other contact information you would like to offer to:

Phil Growick
Art In Public Places (City of West Palm Beach) Board Member
Email: pgrowick@gmail.com

See Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla’s Painting

at the Palm Beach International Airport:

(All Artwork in the exhibit is for sale with 100% of the proceeds going to these local artists)

"Untitled" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Untitled” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

For more information about OSGS please contact:

Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla
OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio
p: 561-833-2223
e: OSGSart@hotmail.com
www.OSGSart.com
Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Somethin’s Brewin at the Brewhouse Gallery!

The Brewhouse Gallery is becoming a big sensation county-wide!  The artwork on the walls is just the beginning! The end of October highlights a wide variety of entertainment, including a Barista Throwdown tonight at 7 pm, that you won’t want to miss!  There is something for everyone here – from meeting the creators of the artwork, to comedy, live music, open mic and the ever popular Trivia Night.  The Rickie Report shares details about the art, food trucks and good brews in this easy-to-enjoy atmosphere.

 

 

 

 

 

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AJ Brockman: Cofounder – Gallery Curator

ART + COFFEE + CRAFT BEER

 

 

 

Tuesday through Sunday

10 am – 11 pm

 

 

561.771.1641 | Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

 

Somethins’ Brewin at 720 Park Ave., Lake Park, FL 33403

 

 

 

Brewhouse Celebrates October!

Brewhouse Celebrates October!

 

 

TONIGHT:  Barista Throwdown  7 pm

 

Baristas will compete, showing off their latte skills.  We’re talking about artistic lattes!!  Contestants will have 4 minutes to create as many lattes as they can and show the Celebrity Judges their most impressive latte art.  Don’t miss this Oceana Coffee event!  For more information contact angelo@oceanacoffee.com or call 561-401-2453.

 

 

 

 

 

AJ Brockman tells The Rickie Report, ” We are in the news!! That’s right, The Brewhouse Gallery was featured on WPBF 25 News! A very well done video highlight by our good friends Tiffany Kenney and Erin Guy WPBF. Apparently, the word is getting out on all the awesome things we have going on here… And we greatly appreciate the support! “

 

 

You can check out the full story here:

http://www.wpbf.com/news/local-artist-showcases-others-art-in-eclectic-brewhouse-atmosphere/28991398

 

 

Jim Rabidoux, Artist

Jim Rabidoux, Artist

 

 

The Brewhouse Gallery is part eclectic hipster lounge, part modern New York art gallery. It’s a creative space to hang out, sip a brew, hold a meeting, share ideas, listen to music, and appreciate local art. Free Wi-Fi and comfortable furniture (that is also for sale) make you feel right at home. Above all, our mission is to support local arts and build community!

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UPDATED SCHEDULE

 

Monday – closed.
Tuesday – Musician Spotlight “singer-songwriter in the round” – 7 to 10 pm
Wednesday – trivia night – 7 to 9 pm
Thursday – open mic night – 8 to 11 pm
Friday – live music – food truck – 8 to 11 pm
Saturday – live music – food truck – 8 to 11 pm
Sunday – just come and hang with us!

 

 

 

 

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We proudly serve French Press, Lattes, Cappuccinos, and other coffee creations made with locally roasted beans sourced directly from the growers. We also whip up a killer Cuban espresso. By night we offer craft beer from the finest Florida microbreweries, including Due South, Monk in the Trunk, and Cigar City, along with a selection of favorite wines.  Check out our Tap List online!

 

 

 

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For more information about The Brewhouse Gallery please contact :

info@BrewhouseGallery.com or call 561.771.1641

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Somethins’ Brewin at 720 Park Ave., Lake Park, FL 33403

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Presents Fall/Winter Exhibitions

The public is invited to the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery for the opening of its Fall-Winter Exhibitions.  Michael Gora and H. Allen Benowitz are well-known, award-winning  photographers and Russell Levine teaches digital photography. Their scenes will take you around the world.  The ceramics will give you a sense of ancient traditions merged with modernity, as you see master ceramicists, mother and daughter Anita Schwartz and Alexandra Hasson.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share some sneak peeks and all of the details here. Enjoy this lovely space, a hidden gem, celebrating local creatives!  Four of the five artists will be speaking at the Opening.

 

 

 

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Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery 

 

Presents:

 

Fall/Winter Exhibitions

Opening Reception

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014

1 – 4 p.m.

Meet and Greet the Artists

Free and Open to the public, but RSVP is required.

Please call 561-558-2520 or email Sue Harrington sueh@levisjcc.org

Exhibitions run through January 16, 2015

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission is free.

 

Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center

9801 Donna Klein Blvd.         Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

 

 

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum and Gallery announces its Fall/Winter Exhibitions. The public is invited to the Opening Reception where they will have an opportunity to meet and greet the Artists.  The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.  Please call 561-558-2520 or email Sue Harrington sueh@levisjcc.org.  The Exhibitions run through January 16, 2015.  Regular Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Admission is free.  The exhibit is located in the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center located at 9801 Donna Klein Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33428.

 

 

Face Off

Explore the tapestry of the human experience through this exhibition of photographic portraits by H. Allen Benowitz, Michael Gora and Russell Levine. Each shares his unique perspective on people of all ages from around the world, taking the viewer to new and unexpected territory.

 

 

Photograph by H.Allen Benowitz

Photograph by H.Allen Benowitz

 

 

H. Allen Benowitz
www.H-AllenArt.com

 

 

H. Allen Benowitz, a self-taught photographer, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, migrated to Miami, FL, in the 1960s. As an evolution from the accomplishments of his professional court reporting, legal videography, and videoconferencing career, the camera became a natural segue to photography, awakening an earlier passion from childhood. “My private passion for photography is motivated by my love of life.  My purpose is to capture and share my visual adventures and travels with you. I consider myself a life sampler, which is reflected in the variety of my work.” Recognition for his work includes a Judges’ Award at the University of Miami Lowe Art Museum’s Beaux Arts Festival and honorable mention in the International Kodak Contest. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including Miami Monthly Magazine, Coastal Elegance & Wealth Magazine, ARTnews, Art Business News, and the Laurel of Asheville.

 

 

"I Pledge" by Michael Gora

“I Pledge” by Michael Gora

 

 

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http://michael-gora.artistwebsites.com/index.html

 

 

Michael Gora has lived in south Florida for over fifty years but he has also lived in the United States’ largest cities, New York and Los Angeles, small towns, York, Pennsylvania, and Boca Raton, Florida, and a country village, Valley Bend, West Virginia. “A wide range of experience has helped me to observe and appreciate wildly diverse American lifestyles and photographic possibilities.” Gora’s artistic voice speaks in black and white, but concentrates on human form in all circumstances. “I try to keep the work simple, direct, and easy to understand.” His photographs have been accepted in permanent collections of museums in Boca Raton, and Indianapolis. His work has been well received by galleries locally and nationally.

 

 

Russell Levine's "Eye of My Soul"

Russell Levine’s “Eyes of My Soul”

 

Russell Levine
www.eyesofmysoul.com

 

Russell Levine has the ability to connect his heart with his vision. “My visions come from my memories. Every image is unique—it has been seen through the eyes of my soul.” His photographs inspire the viewer to creativity in ways never dreamed possible. Russell’s photographs have been shown in museums and galleries across the United States. He is one of the only photographers to win an award in the prestigious All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition. Levine teaches photography at Delray Beach Center for the Arts and the Levis JCC in Boca Raton .

 

 

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Hasson Schwartz Ceramics

 

Hasson Schwartz Ceramic Plate

Hasson Schwartz Ceramic Plate

 

 

Women of Moroccan descent and master ceramicists, mother and daughter Anita Schwartz and Alexandra Hasson create functional porcelain ceramics vessels. Influenced by traditional Moroccan forms and Zillij mosaic tile designs, their approach harmonizes seemingly incongruent elements into vessels both familiar and eccentric. “We have been brought up surrounded by a rich culture that places great emphasis on the importance of hospitality and family traditions. Moroccans welcome the opportunity to show their generosity and hospitality by welcoming guests into their homes to visit and share meals. The vessels are ornately painted and decorated so that meals served will feast the eyes as well as the palate.”

 

 

 

"Joseph" by Michael Gora

“Joseph” by Michael Gora

 

For more information about these exhibitions or other activities at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center 9801 Donna Klein Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33428  please visit: www.levisjcc.org  or call  561-558-2520.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

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!

 

BINASPHERE FUSED GLASS BOWLS

                                                                                                                                                                      Two Day Class

with Randy Wardell

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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 http://www.mcmow.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

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

 

With

 

“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:

1cheeselouise@gmail.com

Please add in the subject line : “COMEDY”

 

630 Lake Avenue    Lake Worth, Fl. 33460

561-582-3300

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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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.

 

www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

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

Presents

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

taylor@mcmow.com Call: 561-585-9011 x108 or visit http://www.mcmow.com

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

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

at

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

561.231.0429

 

 

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Learn….

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 :  ileneadams@gmail.com

To  register:
http://www.ileneadamsinc.com/#!the-art-of-marketing/cecc 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

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

Present:

“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

561-529-2748

 

 

 

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, http://www.pacecenter.org/

 

 

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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.

 

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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, www.artistsassociationofjupiter.com   For more information on this event call or email the Gallery at 561-529-2748 or info@artistsassociationofjupiter.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

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.

 

 

 

 

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ARTISTS of PALM BEACH COUNTY

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 www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

2  UPCOMING CALLS TO ARTISTS

 

 

1)   Upcoming Exhibits: start preparing now!
HOLIDAY EXHIBIT 2014

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

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?263

 

 

2)  CLASSICAL MUSIC 2015

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
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?264

 

GALLERY SPACE AVAILABLE

 

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:
art.on.park@artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

You can visit our Virtual Gallery to see the work of our Resident Artists at:
www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

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:
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

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.

 

 

 

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“CERAMICS OF OUR NATIVE LAND”

FEATURING TULAROSA BASIN POTTERY

& OTHER SOUTHWEST ARTIFACTS

 

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

561.994.0811

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/tips/indianartifacts.html

 

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 www.griffingallery.net   or email: griffingallery18@yahoo.com

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher
The Rickie Report
P.O.Box 33423
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420
Rickie@therickiereport.com
561-537-0291