Elayna Toby’s “Art That Moves” : Imaginative Mobiles For Your Home And Garden and Wearable Kinetic Adornments

Artist Elayna Toby sees an interconnectedness of nature and human-made items that most of us miss. She started as a jeweler in the late 1980’s and has been creating mobiles since the mid 1990’s and incorporating “found objects” since 2003. She has had commissioned works and exhibitions throughout Palm Beach County over the past seven years. Her true joy is transforming ordinary objects into the extraordinary.  Elayna Toby’s re-imagining and re-purposing  brings us decorative kinetic mobile for the home and garden plus wearable sculpture! Her moving sculptures stir, sway and twirl outdoors in the wind – and indoors by the breeze of a fan or vent.  Feel the freedom of the movement! The Rickie Report shares Elayna Toby’s journey to bring us “Art That Moves” just in time for the holidays. Here are some sneak peeks and the story of her journey.







An Introduction:

” Mobiles, Kinetic-Connections,” 





Elayna Toby


Elayna Toby Singer shares, “I am drawn to materials that come from the earth and to forms transformed through encounters with the elements. Presented in new contexts, each object’s intrinsic beauty is revealed. Balance and movement stir from the center connecting with our emotional, physical and spiritual core. Linking one object to the next, both physically and visually, awareness moves between root and crown. The space between reminds us to breathe. With each twirl and sound, energy shifts, spirit awakens, transformation occurs”.



Over a year ago, as the City of Boynton Beach prepared for the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, Elayna Toby’s vision for transforming an old kapok tree into a kinetic sculpture was percolating. For three days only, February 6-8, 2015, the tree was transformed into living kinetic art with 16-foot long, twirling strands bedecking its grand limbs.  This magical community art project was honored with the “People’s Choice Award,” selected by thousands of attendees who voted on 14 outdoor showcased kinetic sculptures by artists from around the world.



Click here to Watch the Video

“Kinetic-Connections” at the kapok tree video






“Kinetic-Connections” at the kapok tree 


Elayna Toby conceived of “Kinetic Connections” as a way to encourage everyone to tap their inner artist, re-imagine everyday objects as art, and to join in on the transformative project. She held community workshops; provided County-wide drop boxes for contributed items; and ultimately combined the items with her own pieces to craft the thousands of objects into the kinetic strands.

Selected from more than 100 International entries, “Kinetic-Connections” was featured as one of 25 Kinetic Projects in CODA magazine, being. The creative up-cycling, community art project Kinetic-Connections is still making an impact in the art world.

CODAmagazine Featuring “Kinetic-Connections”

Click Here For Article





Elayna Toby “Re-Imagining” in her studio

“Re-Imagination Series”


The artist tells The Rickie Report, “During the Kinetic Art Symposium half of the 16 foot long strands were sold right off the tree. To celebrate “the season of light” and forthcoming New Year, the remaining strands from the kapok tree are being “Re-Imagined” into 4 foot strands with more embellishments, including additional mirrors which delightfully reflect and bounce the light. These new mobiles are now available in my online shop to add twirling happiness to one’s home or garden”. 


Click Here To See “Re-Imaginations”







Recently inspired by a friend wondering what to do with the remaining “onesie” earrings after its match is lost or broken, Elayna Toby created “Excessories”, which invited the public to contribute their excess accessory pieces towards the original project. A percent of proceeds will benefit the development of the local fashion district in Palm Beach County.




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Elayna Toby continued her tradition of collecting “stories of stuff,” which provided a rich narrative for the individual pieces, and for the sculpture composition as a whole. She tells us, ” A tape measure from noted Worth Avenue designer Alfred Fiadace; a lapel pin in the shape of a submarine donated from the wife of a man who retired from the Navy – the stories are moving, whimsical and meaningful.



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Note the “onesie” earring which is now part of  “Excessories” 



Nearly 200 re-imagined pieces were combined into a rich composition of colors, textures and sounds. The individual “excessories” themselves include pieces by Roberto Cavalli and Versace, vintage couture, tools of the trade (spools, tape measures) and more. The results is a kinetic wall sculpture; a visual tapestry woven with the histories behind each piece.




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Sample excess accessories before they were re-imagined into “Excessories”


To See More “Excessories” Click here



Personalized Adornments:


Elayna Toby began as a jewelry designer, fashioning her first kinetic piece as earrings. Her “aha” mobile moment happened when she was working at a botanical garden. Inspired by Mother Nature’s exquisite beauty, Elayna Toby collected fallen seeds and branches which she combined with beads to create her earliest kinetic works.  The journey continues today with her mobile kinetic earrings that express her passion for repurposing and creative reuse.



Elayna Toby uses only “cold connections” – no welding or soldering. She combines wrapping and knotting techniques, swivels and metal links, to connect one object to another.  Re-imagined and re-purposed everyday objects are combined to extraordinary effect.  All of her moving sculpture and kinetic jewelry are one-of-a-kind.



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“Wash & Wear Series”

Mobile, Kinetic Earrings



“The “Wash & Wear” series features found washers I’ve collected, cleaned and cleverly re-imagined. Given that washers hold things together, stability and connection will come to all who adorn themselves with these wearable kinetic sculptures”.



See more kinetic Earrings Here




Necklaces, Bracelets, Earrings, Oh My! 

To see more bracelets Click here


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Bracelet: Vintage Belt Buckle, Glass Beads, Naturally Oxidized Copper Wire,

Earrings: Glass Beads, Brass Earwire

The natural properties and symbolism associated with each piece’s beads and metals infuses every Elayna Toby creation.  For the bracelet set above, flexibility and strength, clarity and grounding properties ignite to alchemical effect.


Bracelet and Earrings: Turquoise, Wire





“Pursue Your Dreams” “Bee Happy” and “Can You Dig It?”



Mobiles, Kinetic Art

For The Home And Garden




“Mightily” From Elayna Toby’s “Twirlin series”


To See More Mobiles and Kinetic Art Click here




Recent Commissioned Piece by Elayna Toby


Take “unique” and “original” to a whole new level!

Commission Elayna Toby to create jewelry or a mobile especially for you or someone you love.




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To Shop, or get more information about Elayna Toby’s creations, please visit:



Email Elayna Toby



 Instagram   @elaynatobyart


Or email Elayna Toby elayna@elaynatobyart.com

Exhibitions and Press

“International Kinetic Art Exhibition & Symposium” Boynton Beach, FL – Winter 2015; ARTPalmBeach, West Palm Beach, FL – Winter 2015; OSGS Gallery, Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, FL – Fall 2015; American International Fine Art Fair, West Palm Beach, FL – Winter 2014; “No Boundaries” Palm Beach State College Eissey Campus, Palm Beach Gardens, FL – Fall 2013; “International Kinetic Art Exhibition & Symposium” Boynton Beach, FL – Spring 2013; “Fashion ARTillery” Armory Art Center West Palm Beach, FL – Spring 2013; “Anatomy of Spirit” Studio 1608 West Palm Beach, FL – Winter 2012; Inspired  West Palm Beach,  FL – Winter  2012; “Evergreen” Gallery 110 East  Delray Beach, FL – Spring 2011; 35th Annual Red Cross Designer Show House  West Palm Beach, FL – Winter 2011 “Candlelier” shown hanging from the pergola as part of Terrace installation by Veronica Volani-Inza of Smith and Moore Architects, Inc.; “New*Art” Armory Art Center  West Palm Beach, FL – Fall 2010; “Midtown Urban Arts Show” Midtown Commerce Center  Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Fall 2010;  “Ecology Art at the Gardens” Ann Norton Sculpture Garden  West Palm Beach, FL – Spring 2010; 34th Annual Red Cross Designer Show House  West Palm Beach, FL – Winter 2010 “Inner Flame” shown as part of Eco-Lounge installation by Veronica Volani-Inza of Smith and Moore Architects, Inc.; “Right Here, Right Now” Studio 1608  West Palm Beach, FL – Spring 2010; “VISIONS+” Studio 1608  West Palm Beach, FL – Fall 2009; “Shades of Green” Meyerhoefer Gallery  Lake Worth, FL – Summer 2008.


Follow links for Elayna Toby news….

Kinetic-Connections, WPTV, February 2015; Kinetic-Connections, Extra Step, February 2015; Kinetic-Connections, Boca Magazine – Backstage Pass, page 154 – February 2015; Kinetic-Connections, Boynton Beach Forum – On The Spot, page 8 – February 2015; Kinetic-Connections, Palm Beach Arts Paper, February 2015; Kinetic-Connections, Boca Magazine – Moving Sculptures, February 2015; Kinetic-Connections, The Coastal Star, February 2015; Kinetic-Connections, Sun-Sentinel, January 2015; Kinetic-Connections, The Palm Beacher, December 2014; Kinetic-Connections, WPTV, November 2014; Kinetic-Connections, Boynton Beach Forum, page 5 – November 2014; Kinetic-Connections, Palm Beach Post, November 2014; Kinetic-Connections, Palm Beach Gardens & Jupiter Florida Weekly, Nov. 2014; Kinetic-Connections, Sun Sentinel, October 2014; No Boundaries, Palm Beach Arts, October 2013; Bob Villa Highlights Elayna Toby Art, 2013; Traditional Home Magazine, March 2012; American Red Cross Designer Showcase, Palm Beach Daily News 2011; “Ecological Aesthetic” Palm Beach Daily News – 5/10/10;  Visions+ Studio 1608, Examiner.com 12/2/09;  Visions+ Studio 1608, Palm Beach Arts Paper – 11/27/09;  Natural Object Mobile Workshop in Merida, Mexico – 8/2/09;  Shades of Green, Meyerhoefer Gallery – 7/26/08.




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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420



McMow Art Glass Announces Week Of Holiday Sales On Supplies, Workshops And Classes

McMow Art Glass is very excited to announce a week-long holiday sale! Their new Specialty Class Schedule will be released and on sale as well! Not sure what to buy the glass creative in your life?  The Rickie Report suggests a Gift Certificate, so they can choose among classes, kilns, tools and supplies!  McMow is also taking Special Orders – and still offering the discount!  Here are the details.



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McMow Art Glass

701 North Dixie Highway  Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone: (561) 585-9011
Fax: (561) 586-2292







It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
and it just got even more wonderful…

For the first time ever, we are EXTENDING our holiday party from a one day sale to a WEEK-LONG SALES EVENT!


Hours of Operation during our Holiday Sale:

Monday December 7th:

Tuesday December 8th:

Wednesday December 9th:

Thursday December 10th:

Friday December 11th:

Saturday December 12th:

Sunday December 13th:

Our NEW SPECIALTY CLASS SCHEDULE will be released the week of the holiday sale…


We will also be having special events and demos throughout the week- details to be announced!

Missed the pre-order deadline?


There are still PLENTY of opportunities to take advantage of the discounts on all the items YOU WANT! We will have a TON of great tools, glass, and materials in-house during our week-long holiday sales event!

Don’t see what you’re looking for?

SPECIAL ORDER anything you’d like and still receive the discount!


Discounts Include:

includes Spectrum, Wissmach, Kokomo, and Youghiogheny

(45% OFF for Bullseye premium pricing accounts)

20% OFF Materials & Supplies

15% OFF Kilns, Saws & Grinders

20% OFF Classes & Workshop time

For more information Call 561.585.9011 ext. 100



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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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John McCoy, “Renaissance Potter” Is Featured At Artisans On The Ave

On Saturday, December 5th, Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth, FL will feature John McCoy, “Renaissance Potter” and welcomes everyone to the Public Reception.   John has a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics. For many years he oversaw and taught as the head professor of the ceramics department at Florida Atlantic University. As a master potter and ceramicist John specializes in functional work throwing on a potter’s wheel. He specializes in mixing and creating his own glazes for work that includes functional teapots, cups, bowls, covered jars, plates, casseroles among many more one of a kind pieces. John’s pottery is classically inspired, elegant with a contemporary twist.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks at John’s creations.  We urge you to stop by and pick his pieces up – they are lightweight, which is not what you expect!  This Free event includes refreshments and a chance to meet many of the artists in this boutique/gallery.








“Renaissance Potter”

John McCoy 

Saturday, December 5, 2015

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162     561-582-3300







Covered Casserole by John McCoy



John McCoy is an established potter who started his journey at the age of seventeen. John has a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics. For many years he oversaw and taught as the head professor of the ceramics department at Florida Atlantic University. John has witnessed the growth and flourishing of his students, many of whom continued their studies in prestigious graduate programs around the country and because of the admiration they have for John many of his former students still keep in touch with him. John retired after 36 years as a professor, but he was not ready to retire from the world of pottery.



Functional Pottery by John McCoy





As a master potter and ceramicist John specializes in functional work throwing on a potter’s wheel. He transforms clay into many beautiful works of art and specializes in mixing and creating his own glazes. His work includes functional teapots, cups, bowls, covered jars, plates, casseroles among many more one of a kind pieces.
















One-Of-A-Kind Pottery by John McCoy


John’s pottery is classically inspired, elegant with a contemporary twist. As John says” I like to make pottery that will get used every day. A piece can sit on a shelf and look pretty, but it comes alive when it is a part of our daily life.” People are starting to appreciate handmade objects once again. They realize that a beautifully cooked meal is enhanced by being served on a handmade plate or serving dish. Every day should be a special occasion.” 




Creamer, Sugar Bowl and Mug by John McCoy


John works every day from his home studio that overlooks pines and fruit trees and shows his work at Artisans on the Ave in Lake Worth.




Functional Ceramic Teapot With Bamboo Handle by John McCoy


For more information about Artisans On The Ave please contact Linda Manganero or Betty Wilson and visit: www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com



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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420





“The Art Of Marketing Your Art” Seminar With Ilene Gruber Adams, Rickie Leiter and Hugh O’Neill Offers Tools And Support

Under the auspices of En Plein Air International Studios, Ilene Gruber Adams, Rickie Leiter and Hugh O’Neill will present “The Art of Marketing Your Artin a two-part series. Ilene is a well respected marketing professional for businesses of all types, a graphic designer and a fine artist. Rickie publishes The Rickie Report, a free-to subscribe website that promotes the art scene in Southeast Florida with a world-wide readership. Hugh O’Neill is an internationally acclaimed artist who has brought plein air painting back into the limelight in the U.S., and offers art workshops in Ireland and Europe, in addition to his own award-winning paintings. The Seminars take place on December 1st and 15th. We share the details here and look forward to empowering YOU! Spaces are limited to a small group so everyone receives the personal attention necessary to succeed.






The Art of Marketing Your Art:

Are you ready to sell your art but don’t know where to begin?

Do you want to enter exhibits but not sure how to apply?

Do you wonder how other artists get into galleries?


Ilene and Rickie’s previous Art Marketing Seminars have taken emerging artists and hobbyists to a new level of professionalism. The information they provide in two sessions will be enhanced by Hugh O’Neill’s experience as a gallerist and international artist. The basic skills and knowledge necessary to take any individual to a more successful level will be shared through power point, hand outs, anecdotal information, suggested reading, sharing of resources and hands-on exercises.



While the seminars center of interest is on art, we welcome other entrepreneurs and business people to attend. Most of the principals are practical for anyone trying to market their ideas or products.



The two sessions will be held at En Plein Air International Studios located at 226 Center Street Unit A8 in Jupiter, FL. Pre-registration is required for the $100 two-part seminar. Payment can be made via Paypal or by personal check. Space is limited to 25 people, so everyone has enough time to share their questions. Light refreshments will be served. We will be happy to recommend local restaurants, if you want to eat dinner before the seminars,which begin promptly at 7 pm. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 1st and 15th and sign up now!


​To Pay by PayPal:


For more information please contact:

Ilene Adams 561.346.0172






For more information about Hugh O’Neill:





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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420



Howard Alan Events’ Signature Fall Art Festival Returns To Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend

Art enthusiasts and holiday shoppers alike will marvel at the array of original art, handcrafted unique gift items and eclectic displays representing a wide variety of artistic media when the Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival returns November 28 & 29. This Signature Fall event coordinated by Howard Alan  has been ranked among the 100 Best Fine Art and Design Shows in America by Sunshine Artist magazine and features leading local and national artists. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority. Admission is free and open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of fiber artist, Ricki Levine; glass artist, Jan Kirchhof, and Hayley Zimmass’ whimsical ceramics.  This is a great alternative to shopping in a crowded mall and a chance to meet the artists who create what they are selling!



16th Annual

Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival



Saturday & Sunday

November 28 – 29

10:00 am – 5:00 pm






Intersection of 4th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach  (Along NE & SE 4th Avenue, north and south of Atlantic Avenue)


Navigational Address: 330 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483


A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority


November 28 & 29, 2015, the 16th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival. Unique gift ideas for alternative holiday shopping. 200 artists from the US will transform 4th Avenue, intersecting Atlantic Avenue, in Downtown Delray Beach into an outdoor art gallery with original fine artwork on display and for sale. The artistic media include paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and mixed media. Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.  Free and Open to the Public.




“Lady” by Hayley Zimmass



Hayley Zimmass, Ceramics

Pine Ridge, FL





Hayley tells The Rickie Report, “I have been making whimsical clay figures since 1988. I try to make them fun for the buyers and fun for them and their friends to look at. The artwork has expanded over the last 26 years as I have tried new ideas and perfected new methods”.




“Dogs” by Hayley Zimmass




“New artwork is always coming into my head and new techniques for making it more whimsical and more fun are a constant, ongoing process. My bright colors are a signature part of my work, as is the blending of those colors through my airbrush techniques”.




“Fish” by Hayley Zimmass

“The figures are all sculpted from blocks of clay. They are then fired in one of my kilns to harden them. Then the colors are applied, and back into the kiln again up to a bit over 1800 degrees. Then the clear glaze is applied and the figures are again fired in the kiln to get the finished artwork”.







Kaleidoscope by Jan Kirschhof

Jan Kirchhof, Glass and Gourds

Parkland, FL 


Jan tells The Rickie Report,”I have always been a crafty sort of person but did not begin my ‘art’ career until I was in my 40s, and then, it was by accident”… A girlfriend wanted to take a class in stained glass but didn’t want to go alone, so I signed up too. Little did I know that six weeks later I would be hooked! There was so much to learn that I became an apprentice, and then took a job in a commercial glass studio. In the next five years I was fortunate to work on many varied and interesting projects as well as to teach classes. 




Kaleidoscope by Jan Kirschhof




“Now I work from my home studios in Parkland, Florida and Dahlonega, Georgia doing private commissions, as well as creating inventory for the shows I participate in each year”. In addition to traditional stained glass in the lead and copper foil methods, Jan specializes in what is known as an “overlay” process. By creating a silhouette image from metal and affixing it to a piece of glass, she attains a great deal of detail in a cost effective way.




Decorative Glass by Jan Kirchhof

Jan goes on to share, “The gourd art came about, again, by accident. While shopping in a home furnishing store I chanced upon what I thought was a beautiful rustic vase. It turned out to be a gourd. I bought it and after much contemplation I decided “well shoot, I can do this”.





Gourd Art by Jan Kirchhof




She hunted down some gourds (not easy to find in south Florida) and began her journey. “A lot of what I know about gourd art has come from books and trial and error. The finer techniques I have learned in workshops from artists involved in the Florida Gourd Society. I am currently a member of the American, Florida, and Georgia Gourd Societies”.




Hand Knit by Ricki Levine



Ricki Levine, Fiber

Marco Island, FL


Ricki Levine shares, “After retirement from a career in the Computer Industry, boredom set in! I began knitting, a skill I had learned as a child. I was enthralled by the changes in the yarns and colors – and they inspired me to create my own designs. When I was out in one of my creations, people would ask to purchase one–I was amazed to discover that I had creative talent when I had only exercised the mechanical side of my brain during my career”!




Hand Knit by Ricki Levine



Ricki’s Knits are all original creations, hand knitted by her. Ricki’s products include jackets, shawls, ponchos, scarves, capes and caplets. Each unique garment is a combination of 25 yarns of different textures and colors that blend together to create a unique piece of fiber art. “My color sense and attention to detail allow me to produce designs that are both fashionable and artistic. Currently, I am in several Florida boutiques in Naples, Sanibel Island, and Coral Gables, and display my work at the Howard Alan events in South Florida. I’m not bored anymore”!



Hand Knit by Ricki Levine


As Ricki’s husband says, “Every woman looks better when they wear one of my wife’s garments”! (She tells us, “Obviously he is extremely prejudiced, but I hope you will enjoy wearing my designs as much as I enjoy creating them for you”).



This art show is a perfect setting for shoppers eager to kick off the season and get a jump-start on their holiday shopping while exploring the diverse art displays and avoiding the hectic and crowded malls. Festival patrons will have the opportunity to explore the original work of more than 200 of the finest artists in the country that have been selected from hundreds of applicants. The jury process ensures exhibits of quality work with broad appeal and prices that will be suitable to many budgets. The artists will be set up along 4th Avenue, one block north and south of Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach.



Information At-A-Glance:


  • 16th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival
    November 28 & 29, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Intersection of 4th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach
    (Along NE & SE 4th Avenue, north and south of Atlantic Avenue)
    Navigational Address: 330 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483
  • Free Admission
  • Produced by Howard Alan Events
  • Juried outdoor art showcase
  • Original Art Handmade in America
    200 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists are hand-selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists are on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media


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About Howard Alan Events:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 32 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine.




For additional information on the 16th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit http://www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.




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“Invoking The Muse” Features National Association Of Women Artists, FL. Chapter At Coral Springs Museum Of Art

National Association of Women Artists, Inc. Florida Chapter invites everyone to their newest multi-media exhibition, “Invoking The Muse”.  The Exhibit takes place at the Coral Springs Museum of Art from December 1st through December 28th.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Tuesday, December 8th. Tobey Archer is the judge and will be presenting awards.  If you are interested in becoming a member of NAWA, your artwork must be juried in. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!






National Association of Women Artists,Inc.  Florida Chapter

Invites You to:



Opening Reception:


Tuesday, December 8,   6 – 8 PM

Exhibit Runs:

December 1, 2015 – December 28, 2015

Coral Springs Museum of Art
2855 Coral Springs Drive   Coral Springs, FL

For more information Contact:

Andrea Huffman    afhuf24@gmail.com





“Marble Canyon” by Lynn Morgan



The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS, INC FLORIDA CHAPTER (N.A.W.A.) is presenting a multi-media exhibition titled Invoking The Muse, which will be hosted by the Coral Springs Museum of Art located at 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, Florida. The public is invited to a reception on Tuesday, December 8th, 6 – 8 PM, at which time First, Second, Third Place, and Judge’s Recognition awards will be announced. The Juried art will be on view in the Lower Lobby Gallery from Tuesday, December 1 through Monday, December 28, 2015. The chapter is pleased that an online exhibit will be available to the public on December 9, 2015, the day after the Opening Reception.






“Gail Is Serious About Her Taste Test”  by Judith Carlin



Renowned Florida artists, fiber artist Andrea Huffman and portrait painter Genie Cohen are the Exhibit co-chairs. Ms. Cohen, who has won awards for her corporate and personal portraits, is a faculty member of the Coral Springs Museum of Art. Ms. Huffman who creates works of art on fabric also teaches classes and workshops at the Boca Museum Art School.



“Convergence 1” by Doreen Grasso


Huffman and Cohen have put together an amazing exhibit of the works of N.A.W.A. Florida Chapter artists, and they are proud to announce that Tobey Archer is the judge. Ms. Archer received her Master of Arts Degree in Studio Art from Vermont College of Norwich University. Her artwork is in the collection of the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, the Broward County Public Art and Design collection, and the State of Florida collection as well as many private collections.




“Enchanted morning” by Annette Margulies




N.A.W.A. is the oldest professional women’s fine arts group in the United States, and the Florida Chapter of N.A.W.A. was the first regional chapter in the country. It was founded in 1995 by Liana Moonie, of Palm Beach, a past president of the national organization and Madeline Weiss, who was the first president of the Florida Chapter. All artists wishing to join the prestigious Florida Chapter must first be juried into the Association Headquarters in New York City.




“Seductive Flame” by Andrea Huffman


For more information on the N.A.W.A. Florida Chapter please go to http://nawafl.org.





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Artists Of Palm Beach County Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Audubon Society Of Everglades With Wildlife Exhibit

Tonight is the Opening Reception of “Audubon of The Everglades: 50 Year Anniversary Exhibit” at Art on Park Gallery in Lake Park, FL.  This exhibit is presented by Artists of Palm Beach County. Artworks will reflect the Audubon’s mission to educate and inspire people to conserve wildlife, especially birds and the environment that supports them. There are cash prizes and awards. Internationally acclaimed fine art photographer, Melinda Moore will judge for prizes.  An After-Party will be held at the Brewhouse Gallery. APBC is donating a portion of all sales to this deserving organization.  This event is Free to and Open to the Public!






Artists of Palm Beach County

Art on Park Gallery




“Audubon of The Everglades:

50 Year Anniversary Exhibit”

Opening Reception:

Friday, November 20, 2015

5 – 8 pm


Exhibit Runs November 16 – December 30, 2015






Art on Park Gallery

Monday – Saturday Noon to 6 PM

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL 33403




After Party at The Brewhouse Gallery starting at 8 pm
720 Park Ave, Lake Park

(on the next block east of Art on Park Gallery)



The Audubon Society of the Everglades will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2016. To honor and acknowledge the importance of this historic moment, APBC Art on Park Gallery Presents “Audubon of The Everglades: 50 Year Anniversary Exhibit”. To kick off this special event APBC is showcasing the talent of artists from Palm Beach County, FL. Works will reflect the Audubon’s mission to educate and inspire people to conserve wildlife, especially birds and the environment that supports them.




Awards will be given by internationally acclaimed Fine Art photographer, Melinda Moore during the Opening Reception. A portion of all sales will be donated to The Audubon Society of the Everglades.



For more information about Melinda Moore’s Fine Art Photography:






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





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Southern Handcraft Society Boca Raton Chapter Invites Everyone To “A Southern Christmas, 2015”

The Boca Raton Chapter of the Southern Handcraft Society’s 30th Annual Juried  Craft Show,”A Southern Christmas, 2015″ is an outstanding craft show that offers FREE Admission. All items are hand made and include some special numbered, limited edition Christmas ornaments that you can’t find anywhere else! This 3 day event is sure to help you with your holiday shopping and gift buying. You will be amazed at the holiday gifts, home decor, yummy food treats AND MUCH MORE!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!







Boca Raton Chapter

Southern Handcraft Society


30th Annual Juried Craft Show

Thursday, December 3, 1:00 PM – 9 PM
Friday, December 4, 9:00 AM – 9 :00 PM
Saturday, December 5, 9 AM – 1 PM


South side of Yamato Road, just west of Military Trail, Boca Raton

2000 West Yamato Road   Boca Raton, FL 33431

(1/4 mile west of Military Trail)






All items are made in the USA by the artists in the show







The Boca Raton Chapter of the Southern Handcraft Society is one of six unique chapters for all handcraft artists.







Originating in 1985, it’s members include beginners to accomplished artists.


All items at this event are Made in the USA by the artists at the show.






The items are all hand made and include some special numbered, limited edition Christmas ornaments that you can’t find anywhere else!




Home Decor!


Hostess Gifts, Stocking Stuffers and a Gift for Yourself!



SHS Boca Raton Chapter:

Members and Guests (all are welcome) meet the first Monday of the month (except December and holidays when the park is closed) 7:00 PM in a meeting room at Patch Reef Park, 2000 West Yamato Road (1/4 mile west of Military Trail), Boca Raton, FL 33431.

For more information about this Craft Fair or about the activities of the Boca Raton Chapter of SHS, please contact 561.450.5577




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The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420





Artists In Florida Calls For All Media In Juried Exhibition. Deadline December 7th.

Artists in Florida is proud to announce its new home, Galleria Gilda, located at 2211 North Dixie Highway, Lake Worth,FL.  The Opening Exhibit’s theme is ” Taking What It Gives You”.  The Juror is Jerry Rabinowitz, a South Florida based commercial and fine art photographer with National and International acclaim.  The Rickie Report shares the details  for you to Meet the Juror on November 3oth; attend the Grand Opening of Galleria Gilda on December 9th plus an Awards Reception on December 16th.  Please note: Deadline for entries is December 7th!








“Taking What It Gives You”

Deadline: December 7th


Submission Instructions and Online Submissions:
Click Here


Meet Jerry Rabinowitz, Juror

November 30, 2015

6:30 -8:30 pm

Jerry will speak about the Theme


Bring some art work to show for feedback  

$10 for non A.I.F.O members $5.00 for A.I.F.O members

Grand Opening:

December 9th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm

Wine, Cheese and Entertainment

See Jerry’s work on exhibit

Awards Ceremony:

December 16th   5:30 – 8:30 pm

Galleria Gilda


2211 North Dixie Highway    Lake Worth 33460



Photography by Jerry Rabinowitz

What You Need To Know:



  • Theme:  “Taking what it gives you”


  • Judge of the exhibition will be Jerry Rabinowitz


  • You can meet the judge and hear his talking presentation on the theme plus you can bring in some art work to show as a group discussion for feedback on November 30, 6:30 to 8:30.  $10 for non A.I.F.O members $5.00 for A.I.F.O members


  • The Deadline for the call is December 7, 2015


  • Notification December 9th.


  • Celebrate our Grand Opening on December 9th from 5:30 to 8:30 with wine, cheese and entertainment. See some of Jerry’s work will be on exhibit.Delivery is December 14th


  • You can submit on line up to 5 artwork pieces for $30.


  • All media is accepted.


  • 2D cannot be larger than 18 x 24.


  • Please use jpgs images long side 800 pixels at 300 dpi


  • We will exhibit 20 to 25 pieces on December 16 with Awards Ceremony. At the new gallery, Galleria Gilda located at 2211 North Dixie Highway, Lake Worth 33460.





Photography by Jerry Rabinowitz


About Artists In Florida:


We are offering a special membership to all that sign up by our Grand opening date 12/9. You can buy the palette yearly membership for only $125.00 that is a savings of $175.00. Please go on line and see what we are all about: www.artinfl.org.

Contact us at info@artinfl.org or call 561-714-4871 for more information.





“Fall Dinner” photography by Jerry Rabinowitz




Jerry Rabinowitz:


Jerry Rabinowitz, a South Florida based commercial and fine art photographer, specializes in lifestyle, food and architecture. Jerry is the sole photographer of two lifestyle coffee table books on Palm Beach and the Hamptons published by Rizzoli and Abrams. His work is featured in many publications including Palm Beach Illustrated, Naples Illustrated, Florida Design, Architectural Digest, Town and Country as well as a cover story in Rangefinder magazine. Assignments have taken him through Central America, the Maya world, Europe and across the United States. Jerry’s images can be found in galleries, private collections as well as The Library of Congress Historic American Building Survey (HABS). Currently he is working on a personal fine art project concerning created wetlands, soon to be a limited edition book


Please visit Jerry’s FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/jerry.rabinowitz.5/timeline




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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420



Fish House Art Center Invites You To Mistletoe Madness, Art Gumbo Gallery And Danuta’s Den New Studio For Special Celebrations

Art Gumbo Gallery, Curators of “Something For Everyone” ask “Why not do something different”? Come down to the historic Fish House Art Center in Stuart to do your Holiday Shopping. There you will find Art Gumbo Gallery along with 9 other working artist studios in this unique Art Colony on the waterfront of the Manatee Pocket. After shopping, enjoy a glass of wine while taking in the glittering waterfront sights.  The Rickie Report introduces Danuta’s Den Grand Opening Reception on November 21st, gives details of Special Sales beginning November 27th, Mistletoe Madness on December 4th & 5th, the Martin County Boat Parade plus Toys For Tots, and Art Wreath Auction!





Fish House Art Center

Art Colony

4745 SE DeSoto Avenue

Manatee Pocket, Port Salerno ( Stuart), FL


The Public Is invited:


Danuta’s Den Grand Opening

Public Reception:


Saturday, November 21st  

5:30 – 8:30pm





Danuta’s Den offers individual and group classes, seminars and workshops in mixed media, acrylic, collage, sculpture, etching in an atmosphere where beginners as well as practiced artists will feel comfortable.  Danuta excels in helping people feel spontaneous about their creativity.  She teaches at the Elliot Museum and the Boys & Girls Club.  She is a prolific artist in her own right and is eager to share her passion for creativity with individual students, groups and organizations.




From the age of eight in her native Poland, Danuta Rothschild delighted in drawing portraits of her classmates and teachers in pencil and chalks. Attending the Academy of Arts in Warsaw in 1969, Danuta rigorously developed a wide variety of techniques from watercolor and pastels to oils and sculpture. After settling in the United States in 1971, Danuta studied at Pierce College in Woodland Hills.



Danuta With “Angel” Sculpture



Photos Courtesy Danuta Rothschild’s website


                                                                                      Danuta with “Indian Images”



In the past 15 years Danuta’s works have been shown in museums in Poland, France, Bosnia, and the U.S. She was a prizewinner at the L.A. 1998 World Contemporary Art International. She exhibited in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Venice, Santa Barbara, and Laguna Beach galleries, appeared on TV shows in France and Poland, and was featured in several articles in magazines and press. Her paintings can be found in a myriad of different art books. Her work is found in prestigious private collections and institutions world wide.




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“Van Gogh” Interpretations by Students

An artist of considerable breadth and stature, Danuta created a large number of series covering a wide variety of subjects. In her “Art About Art” series, she portrayed her favorite painters—Cezanne, Picasso, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and Modigliani—combining portraits with elements of their well-known works. Half homage, half subtle mischief, these whimsical paintings are perhaps more revealing of Danuta herself than the masters she reveres.  Her “Indian Images” series, inspired by the American Southwest, shows powerful strokes and somber moods vividly focusing on the inherent character and isolation of the American Native.



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Student Art Exhibit at Elliot Museum

Danuta’s social and political concerns are also expressed in “Storm of Madness,” reflecting a series of conflicts in the Middle East, paintings on America’s urban homeless, as well as “The Forgotten Children,” a project based on the plight of innocent victims of warfare and drought.  The subjects of World War II and the Holocaust are close to Danuta’s heart, and led her to paint a cycle of truly haunting works. “Silence” pays tribute to the forgotten heroes and is a passionate statement on human suffering, underscored with anguish-filled faces and ghost-like figures, taking the observer on a dark and emotionally heart-wrenching journey.



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Danuta Rothschild with her paintings

Photo Courtesy Michael Claren




Danuta’s more recent and less solemn interests include luminously rich and otherworldly landscapes, as well as portraits for which she is most widely known. Her ability to capture the scope of human experience—from the ominous to the magically affirming—is what makes her art so powerful. The brightly hued images of Danuta’s opus, including drawings, etchings, wall-sized portraits and sculpture, eclectically coexist amidst her studio bookshelves, photos, sketches, brushes and paint-boxes that portray an artist at work.


Contact Danuta Rothschild for more information:  

772.233.6020 or danutastudio@yahoo.com








Art Gumbo Gallery

Holiday Gift Table

November 27th – December 20th

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday – Sunday    Noon – 6pm


772-210-1950        www.artgumbo.biz




Art Gumbo Gallery Offers a Wide Variety of Decorative and Functional Art as well as Wearable Art and Affordable Handmade Gifts



Art Gumbo Gallery is Martin County’s largest art gallery and is winner of “Favorite Art Gallery” for 2014 & 2015. You will find fine art by local artists, jewelry and giftware.


Our Holiday Gift Table awaits you November 27th – December 20th.   Earn  gold coins with each purchase. Then choose a free gift by spending gold coins you earn with each purchase!



Redeem Your Gold Coins At The Holiday Gift Table!

M I S T L E T O E   MADNESS !!!!


Wreath Auction!!!!


Martin County Boat Parade !!!  

Toys For Tots Collection!!




Friday and Saturday

December 4th and 5th

 There will be holiday specials in all the studios!

On Friday Night, December 4th:

  • Cocktail party and Toys for Tots collection.
  • Come join us for holiday cheer at The Grove Dock Bar
  • Bring an unwrapped toy.
  • The artists hope to surpass the amount of Toys for Tots collected last year
  • All toys go to Martin County families.


On Saturday Night, December 5th:

Martin County Boat Parade!


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Also, for the 2nd year we will have our holiday and art wreath auction to benefit M.I.S.S (Mothers and Infants Striving for Success). Local artists and craftsmen will have wreaths on display beginning at Thanksgiving. Come bid on your favorite and help a local family and add a piece of original art to your holiday décor. Visit the Fish House for Mistle Toe Madness this year to listen to live music, buy handcrafted gifts and watch the Martin County Boat Parade.



Fish House Art Center:

The Fish House Art Center is home to 8 working artist studios that include Ceramics, Weaving, Wearable Art, Jewelry, Mosaics, Gifts and Fine Art. The studios will all have beautiful hand crafted items that are perfect for even the pickiest person on Santa’s list. Visit all the studio’s and be entered to win something special from each studio!

For more information:





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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420