Don’t Miss A Minute Of ArtSynergy Events In Conjunction With ArtPalmBeach2016

The Palm Beaches will be vibrating with art when ArtPalmBeach returns on January 20, 2016 to celebrate its 19th year at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The fair will feature 85 international exhibitors, installation projects, art video labs, and SCULPT Palm Beach featuring a major large scale public art sculpture on the Palm Beach County Convention Center entrance plaza.  Art Synergy in collaboration with ArtPalmBeach will produce more than 65 exhibitions, January 15 – 30th throughout the nine Palm Beach County Art Districts during Art Palm Beach week. The nine art districts are: Antique Row, Artists Alley Delray, Boynton Beach Art District, Lake Park and North Palm Beach Art District, Lake Worth Arts, Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, and Worth Avenue.  The Rickie Report shares Highlights






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Marjorie S. Fisher Gallery: ArtSynergy presents ‘Mixing It Up’ at Marjorie S. Fisher Gallery All Media Group Exhibition. Reception on Friday, January 22nd (6pm to 8:30pm) – $10 Entry Donation. Sponsored by Civil Society Brewing and the West Palm Beach CRA. In conjunction with ArtSynergy, ArtPalmBeach and the Northwood ArtX ArtWalks. Featured Artists Include: Julie Silk Beaumont, Steve Brouse, Anthony Burks Sr., Robert Catapano, M.C. Desorcy, Ren Dittfield, David Hayes, Greg Matthews, Craig McInnis, Henriett Michel, John Rachell, Barry Seidman…
Exhibition runs from January 5th to January 30th and is Free during regular Gallery Hours – Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 5pm.



Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery will be presenting “Wet Foot / Dry Foot : 4 Cubans Conditions and Contributions.” Opening Reception January 15, 2016 | 6-9 PM. Continues through ArtWeek2016 in collaboration with Art Synergy and ArtPalmBeach.




The Urban Arts Lofts presents “Art Junction” on Saturday, January 23rd. The artists at the Urban Arts Lofts (UAL) invite you to an evening of sculpture, metalworking, photography, ceramics & custom built wood workings. The Lofts will feature several nationally known artists.For more information log onto: Studios open at noon. Special reception from 6-9 pm.Free Event!




ActivistArtistA Gallery presents “Snapshots! The Artist Gaze, opening reception January 28, 2016 6-10 PM.




Back Alley Art Festival The Lake Park Art District In conjunction with Art Palm Beach and ART Synergy we will be hosting The Back Alley Art Festival (Hopefully first annual)! Live painting and murals all night long.  Much more info coming so please stay tuned.  Food from Diner Dogs Inc. & Woodys Burgers Florida.




CONTINUUM is a pop-up art exhibition by Art Synergy in the Arts & Entertainment District in downtown West Palm Beach that takes place during ArtPalmBeach Week. Jan. 21 to Jan. 30 at 522 Clematis Street.




The Armory Center will be featuring three exhibitions during Art Palm Beach Week “The Women of Vision”, Rising Waters: an exhibition of recent works by Mags Harries and River: an installation by Mags Harries and Lajos Heder. “The Women of Vision” will feature sculpture, painting, photography, ceramics and mixed media. Rising Waters is an exhibition by Boston based artist Mag Harries it is an ironic and poignant commentary on the dilemma of “Rising Waters”-our inability to grasp it on an individual level and our societal refusal to deal with the effects of global warming already so evident in South Florida. River, the installation by Boston based artists Mags Harries and Lajos Heder of water, light, and shadow creates an apparition of a river from one bucket of water. January 16- February 12, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.




Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts will be featuring a glass blowing demonstration with contemporary glass artist Laura Donefer. Donefer has been a driving force in the Canadian glass movement for 18 years, she has curated many exhibits to show Canadian work including a major one in Tucson, Arizona entitled “North of the Border”.  Partners in this venture are McMow Art Glass and Habatat Galleries.  Artists will be selling their hand made fine crafts from 2 – 9 pm.




Bold Beauty Project, ArtPalmBeach has partnered with the Bold Beauty Project and famed photographer Robert Zuckerman to bring the Bold Beauty Project photography exhibit to Art Palm Beach 2016. This innovative visual arts event showcases women who dare to expose their disabilities. The models boldly face the photographer’s lens, and through the process, they uncover their beauty, sensuality and strength to break the molds of conventional beauty.




FOTOfusion at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre is the International Festival of Photography and Digital Imaging. In its 21st year it will feature Portfolio Reviews by 100 Experts, Mini FOTOshoots, seminars & panel discussions, hands-on computer labs, multimedia presentations, photography & digital art exhibitions, book signings & gallery walks and fuse and schmooze parties. Jan.19- Jan. 23.




Whitespace Collection: Collectors Breakfast featuring artist Rita Montlack and her exhibition “XXL Photographs; A Historical Survey of Contemporary Photography”. This private collection art exhibition space will be open to the public for the annual Art Palm Beach Collectors Breakfast and viewing of this private collection and featured exhibition January 24, Breakfast- 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, collection will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Whitespace will also have a booth at ArtPalmbeach in the Convention Center.




Norton Museum of Art will be exhibiting Vincent van Gogh’s “The Poplars at Saint-Rémy , the piece was painted in the same community, and in the same year, as The Starry Night, during a period when van Gogh was hospitalized. Additionally, the Norton will be exhibiting the “Portrait of Mademoiselle Hortense Valpinçon”, which has been rarely – if ever – been exhibited in the southeast United States.




Society of the Four Arts Exhibition on Screen: “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” Hailed as the most successful exhibition in Tate Modern’s history, you can now catch “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” at the Four Arts”, featuring exclusive new footage from The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Acclaimed British actor Simon Russell Beale brings insight and emotion to the words of Henri Matisse himself, while actor Rupert Young (Merlin) narrates. Saturday, January 23, 2016 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., at the Society of the Four Arts.




Boca Raton Museum of Art presents Dames: Portraits by Norman Sunshine. During a period of convalescence when he could not paint as he once was able to do, Sunshine delved into the digital world of art making and searched for subjects of style and substance. In doing so he was taken with notable women; their poise, their composure, and their self-assurance. Among those who have posed for him are art patron Agnes Gund, philanthropist Nancy Kissinger, and Anne Sutherland Fuchs, former publisher of Vogue, Woman’s Day, and Elle.




The Lighthouse ArtCenter: “The Manoogian Collection: Two Centuries of American Art”. Considered to be one of the most significant private collections of American art compiled during the 20th century. This landmark exhibition includes 19th and 20th-century American paintings. Dr. Anne Palumbo lecture, “The Statue of Liberty as an American Icon” Thursday, January 21, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


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Everyone is invited to Free Artwalks in Northwood Village and Palm Beach PLUS Free Admission to Whitespace Collection

As ArtPalmBeach/Art Synergy/ARTWEEK 2015 continues, everyone is invited to take part in more FREE, art-related events.  This Rickie Report’s focus is on Palm Beach’s Gallery Walk, Northwood Village’s ARTX Walk and Whitespace Collection’s Free admission and special Sunday breakfast.  Art IS all around us.  Stop, Look, Admire and Support!  Be sure to stop by the Palm Beach County Convention Center to see Art Synergy (Booth #718), “This exhibition is an exploration of the aesthetic and scope of work created in South Florida. Twenty selected works will be on display at ArtPalmBeach, which is internationally renowned as the premiere mid-winter contemporary art fair on Florida’s Gold Coast by both art critics and enthusiasts”, explains Rolando Chang Barrero.   FREE Trolly service will be provided in some areas, plus UBER is offering an Art Synergy special (see article for details)!




Art Synergy2015 at Art Palm Beach



Worth Ave District

January 22 – 25

Contact: David Ginn 561.833.4700 for more details or contact each gallery

 Arcature Fine Art

318 Worth Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.805.9388 Contact – Ryan Ross

Holden Luntz Gallery

332 Worth Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.805.9550 Contact – Jodi

Mark Borghi Fine Art

255 Worth Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.328.9504 Contact – Mark Borghi

Gallery Biba

224A Worth Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.651.1371 Contact – Biba

DTR Modern Galleries

440 South County Rd at Worth Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.366.9387 Contact – Bryan Walsh


Wally Findlay Galleries International

165 Worth Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.655.2090 Contact – lars

Taglialatella Galleries

313 ½ Worth Avenue In the Via Bice Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.833.4700 Contact – David Ginn or

Russek Gallery

203 Worth Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.832.4811 Contact – Sloane Russek

Gavlak Gallery

249B Worth Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.833.0583 Contact- Karene

Surovek Gallery

349 Worth Avenue 12 Via Parigi Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.655.2665 Contact- Clay Surovek

Gasiunasen Gallery

400 Worth Avenue at Peruvian Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.820.8920 Contact – Donna Tribby

Galleria of Sculpture

11 Via Parigi| Worth Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.659.7557 Contact – Cheryl Sundell

Liman Studio Gallery

139 N County Rd| The historic Paramount Building Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.659.7050 Contact – Ellen Liman




Sunday, January 25

Northwood District

Whitespace Collection

10:00 am – Noon

Complimentary Breakfast and Gallery Tour at Whitespace Collection


10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Free Admission to Whitespace Collection

Whitespace Collection

Whitespace Collection is located on Australian Avenue 
between Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard and 45th Street. West Palm Beach

For further information: contact 


The ArtX Historic Northwood Village

Guided Gallery Walking Tour


Tour times: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm


ArtX Galleries of Northwood Village



500 Northwood Rd.
Unit 1
 West Palm Beach, FL 33407 561.833.2223

OSGS [Ortiz-Smykla | Gallery-Studio] provides Contemporary Art by working Local and National Artists alike. OSGS also provides affordable, custom framing to the public. Works exhibited include, but are not limited to Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Clay, Prints, and Glass Art. For up-to-date exhibit information and current events happening in the gallery space please visit our website and Facebook pages. Contact: Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla



429 25th Street W.Palm Beach, FL 33407 561.231.0429

The gallery has been custom designed by owner/artist William Halliday to offer the best possible interior exhibition environment for a variety of contemporary art, plus an exciting landscaped sculpture garden and an open air special events and reception area on the second floor terrace. The completely renovated showplace is at the center of renewed activity and energy on the street, exhibiting first class innovative works of art that parallel and exemplify the fresh spirit in this neighborhood.

Halliday fabricates and assembles his intriguing and original metal sculptural forms. He has taken the best of his experiences and poured them into sculptural objects, producing polished, surrealist steel and aluminum forms that allow the viewer to literally reflect on the form, while enjoying a 360 degree inspection. Contact: William Halliday



508 A. Northwood Rd. W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Africa now is a Contemporary African Art Gallery located in the heart of Northwood Village. We carry a mix of Decorative and Traditional Fashion, Jewelry, Paintings and books. Contact Annie Kadji   561.209.5008



ArtHaus & Gelateria

536 Northwood Rd. W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Gallery: Fine Art Centered around the Local Unique & Alternative Art Community, while featuring National and International Artist of a Unique Caliber. Atelier: A Creative Workspace for Artists to Share there Art! Parlour: Organic Ice Cream / Artisan Gelato featuring Unique Flavours not seen at an average parlor. Independent Apparel Designers Including but not limited to Bohemïa AG. Contact : Paul Agnirucklov 561.302.5568



425 24th Street W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Creative approaches are infused into classroom curriculum and after school settings, to enhance the teaching of traditional academic subjects – improving each child’s learning potential and academic performance, increasing overall enthusiasm about school and shaping more productive, responsible community members that exercise creative problem solving throughout life. Transformation of communities, institutions and educators is at the heart of CCE as it strives for authentic, sustainable, systemic change. Contact: Robert L Hamon, CEO 561.805.9927 ext. 12



523 Northwood Rd. W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

The C-KEYS Philosophy Music . One word that means so much to many. The founder of CKEYS knows the strength and power of music: not only its ability to attract and bring together the masses, but most importantly sooth the soul. CKEYS was founded on the principal of creating, producing, promoting, and making music that affects the world. Reinforcing the core mentality of the production of only the highest quality music, CKEYS main focus is simply that the production of music. Working with the people and giving back to the world is the main goal of the company. Love and passion for music founded this company, but its astounding effect on the masses fuels it to keep going. Contact: Cole Rippe 305.303.8978



418 Northwood Rd. W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Contact: Jeffrey Thompson 561.833.1019



509 Northwood Rd. W. Palm Beach, FL 33407


Imagine yourself in a comfortable nook, surfing the web (Free WiFi), holding a business meeting, hanging out with friends, listening to great music (sometimes LIVE), admiring local art, catching some rays on our patio, participating in open mic night, hearing a poetry reading, enjoying a quick cup of joe before or after work and you will understand the draw and excitement of HAROLD’S A COFFEE LOUNGE.


Please stop by soon! Harold’s is open 7 days a week. Serving the finest coffees, teas, and pastries in South Florida. We are not exaggerating… our coffee is incredible and our vibe is unlike any other coffee spot you have seen…It’s not your Corporate Cup of Joe! {best beans in the universe} Contact: Keith Palagye 561.833.6366



540 Northwood Road

Eclectic Art Gallery Local & International Artists

Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts On The Go is a Pop-up Art Gallery and Gift Shop originally opened its brick and mortar doors on Northwood Rd. June 1, 2011 with a hand full of local artist and has now grown to featuring more than 25 local, national & international artists. You will find Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts on the Go to be a breath of fresh air to the traditional galleries. As of Jan. 1, 2015 in closing our brick and mortar store front we have opened a new door in the art world as a Gallery on the Go! A Pop-Up Gallery bringing art to art lovers alike. As we offer a selection of eclectic & colorful one of a kind works of art the exhibit will be a mobile and ever changing experience. For detail on our next Pop-Up Gallery check out our website Contact: Freddy & Nickie Hennevelt 561.506.4108



524 Northwood Rd. W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Retail, Classes in fused and mosaic glass. Contact: Karen Campbell 561.302.5568



508 B Northwood Rd. W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Eclectic Photo, Art Vintage, Modern Furniture, Groovy Prints, Architectural Abstracts, Driftwood Furniture & Pieces. Contact: Brian Lee 561.843.4109



We are proud to announce the start of the Northwood Village Mural Project creating the village with beautiful murals. They are looking for local businesses to also help by sponsoring murals, donating exterior wall space, and funding. The community can also help with fundraising and support. Initially there will be 4-5 murals painted on buildings located on Northwood Road, Spruce Avenue and 25th Street. The goal is to beautify and bring more vitality to the neighborhood. Each mural will be painted by a different artist. Artist List: Craig McInnis @ 2417 Spruce Ave Eduardo Mendieta @ 441 25th Street Amanda Valdes

Contact OSGS for more information about the newest Mural CALL FOR ARTISTS!

Explore an artistic side of Historic Northwood Village Arts District by taking a historic guided gallery walking tour. (The tour is a one & half hour guided walking tour of West Palm Beach’s Historic Northwood Village Arts District that normally occurs only on the second Saturday of each month).




Tours will begin at the corner of Spruce and Northwood Road at the VIP / Information Tent. So Sign up Early as Space is limited to 16 people per tour. Sign up our website:


Our tour guides will start with a short intro on the history of Northwood Village and will then take you into the heart of what has quickly become a vibrant arts district offering an eclectic mix of gallery spaces, boutique shops and favorite local restaurants. The tour focuses on the exhibited art within a number of the galleries found throughout Historic Northwood Village. The art includes a generous mix of local, national, and international artist, both emerging and established. Meet and greet art, live demonstrations, lectures and more.


The Historic Northwood Village Arts District continues the day with Art Walks throughout the day and into the evening which are free VIP guided Art and Gallery tours hosted by the collective ArtX galleries. Celebrate with the award winning restaurants of Northwood Village as they tantalize your taste buds with the “Art of Eating”.



Free transportation with trolleys looping the West Palm Beach Art Sunday will travel from White Space Gallery at 2805 N. Australian Ave, to the Historic Northwood Village Arts District located just two miles north of downtown West Palm Beach, West of North Dixie Hwy. in between Northwood Rd. And 25th St, and to Continuum Gallery at 501 Fern Street. There is also *Free parking all day on Sundays in West Palm Beach*.



We suggest dining out while you are in Northwood Village. Tantalize your taste buds with the “Art of Eating” Northwood Village style. From breakfast to lunch to dinner you will enjoy dining at its best! Make your restaurants reservations and join the guided tour today!



List of Northwood restaurants can be found at:

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Arrive in Style with Uber!

We’re thrilled to partner with Uber to provide new Uber users a free ride (up to $20) to or from Art Synergy!

How does it work? Using Uber’s free iPhone/Android/Windows app, you can request a pickup and a car driven by a personal driver will show up in minutes. Your credit card is billed directly for your trip and there’s no need to tip, so you won’t need to carry cash. You can even see the car coming towards you on a map!

Follow these simple steps to get $20 off your ride:

1) Download the free Uber iPhone/Android/Windows app (or sign up at

2) Enter your information in the Uber app and promo code “ARTSYNERGY” when you sign up.

3) Request a ride 5 – 15 minutes before you need one. $20 will be applied towards your first ride on uberX, uberXL, or uberSELECT (not valid on uberTAXI, expires 2/28/15).

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