The Gallery At Center for Creative Education Presents ‘Artistic Dimensions’ By Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA)

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education presents ‘Artistic Dimensions’  by Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA).  A Special Opening Reception takes place on Saturday, December 9th, sponsored by Whole Foods. The Exhibition continues through January 19th. ‘Artistic Dimensions’ is an all-female juried art exhibition featuring guest juror Sue Archer. Support local arts with this special combination of charitable organizations that champion the visual arts (WITVA) and arts in education (Center for Creative Education).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Center for Creative Education
425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 805-9927   W: cceflorida.org

 

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

“ARTISTIC    DIMENSIONS”

 

 

A Special Opening Reception

Saturday, December 9th
6:00 to 8:30pm

$10 Entry For Charity
Sponsored by Whole Foods

 

 

Exhibition runs December 9th to January 19th
Exhibition is free and open to the public during regular Gallery hours:
Tuesday through Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm

 

 

 

‘Artistic Dimensions’ is an all-female juried art exhibition featuring guest juror Sue Archer. Support local arts with this special combination of charitable organizations that champion the visual arts (WITVA) and arts in education (Center for Creative Education).

 

“Roseate Spoonbills” by Ann Schwartz

 

WITVA is a non-profit 501(C)3 Organization which was founded in 1989, with the aim of promoting public interest in the visual arts through its programs and activities. The Organization serves as a forum in which members may network, share ideas and help one another achieve their artistic goals while at the same time giving back to the community.

 

WITVA membership is made up of exhibiting artists and non-exhibiting members, that is, those who are interested in art and our community projects. Members come from Port St. Lucie, Palm Beach County and Miami-Dade County.

Visit our website for information and application: www.witva.org

 

Thank you to Whole Foods!

 

Center for Creative Education (CCE) is a non-profit 501(c)3 Organization which was founded in 1994, with a mission to train teachers how to bring the arts back into school by integrating art into other classroom studies. Arts Integration is still vital to CCE’s in-school and out-of-school programs. Today CCE is utilizing its newly renovated 18,000 square foot facility in West Palm Beach to provide arts-based, technology-infused after-school programming. Arts in education is our passion while we envision a world where each child has the opportunity to learn and grow in the way that meets their needs, and allows them to reach their full potential as citizens and contributors to society.

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education
425 24th Street       West Palm Beach, FL 33407
561-805-9927    www.cceflorida.org

 

 

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McMow’s Holiday Sale & Party Starts Monday, December 11th With Deep Discounts And A Special Announcement!

The sale you’ve been waiting for:  McMow Art Glass‘ Annual Holiday Sale and Party takes place on Monday, December 11th.  YES, McMow will be open that Monday and selling supplies, equipment, classes and workshop time for discounts!  It is free, but if you are coming for the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT and Champagne Toast, please RSVP.  The Rickie Report shares the details. Don’t forget gift certificates are a great holiday present!

561-585-9011 x108  Fax: 561-586-2292
www.mcmow.com    https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

 

 

 

Our Holiday Sale is just around the corner


MONDAY DECEMBER 11, 2017

Please note date change due to holiday dates

 

Sale:  9 am – 7 pm

Holiday Party from 7-9 pm

RSVP
For our Champagne Toast!

PARTY DETAILS COMING SOON!

 

Discounts Include:

15% OFF ALL NON-FUSIBLE GLASS – includes Spectrum, Wissmach, Kokomo, and Youghiogheny
35% OFF ALL BULLSEYE GLASS CO. PRODUCTS 
(45% OFF for Bullseye premium pricing accounts)
15% OFF Materials & Supplies
15% OFF Kilns, Saws & Grinders
20% OFF Classes & Workshop time

For more information:

McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011     Fax: 561-586-2292

www.mcmow.com

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

 

 

 

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Internationally Artist, “Murf”, Celebrates 30 Years With Howard Alan Events At Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Art Weekend

Marvin “Murf” Murphy is celebrating 30 consecutive years as a participating artist in Howard Alan Events (HAE). Starting with Boca Fest in 1988, the Weston resident was one of a handful of artists outside the Town Center Mall. As the HAE events grew, so did Murf’s reputation and skill. Eventually, he would quit his day job to become a full-time artist while raising four artists of his own. This month, Murf’s daughter Tyler will follow in her father’s footsteps and launch her artistic career during the 18th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Art Festival on November 25 – 26.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

18th Annual

Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival

Saturday, November 25  &  Sunday, November 26

10 -5  Both Days

Free Admission

 

Navigation address:   201 E Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, FL

 

 

 

“Fire and Ice” acrylic palette knife and brush painting by Murf

 

 

 

Back in 1988, Murf was a professional window-tint technician, working on both vehicles and commercial buildings. Naturally artistic, he began adding differing tint hues, cut into nautical shapes over the darker or lighter base tints. His tint “scenes” became a hit, and he used this technique to create art deco framed panels, which he would sell on occasion during indoor mall art shows. During the Erte era, Murf’s work quickly became highly sought, with entire yachts festooned with the young tinter’s work. When Howard Alan began producing art shows in South Florida, Murf was one of his first artists. Las Olas Art Fair, Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts – Murf was a mainstay, and his art evolved along with the shows themselves.

 

Murf Murphy’s Art At A Howard Alan Art Festival

 

 

 

Howard Alan took his art festival shows on the road during the hot summer months, touring Chicago, Ohio, Colorado and others, and Murf and his wife Rhonda toured with him. By 1990, Murf’s work evolved to 3-D creations and he was able to devote himself to his art full-time. That same year he and Rhonda had their first daughter, Alanna. Brittany was born two years later, followed by daughter Tyler in 1995 and Kelsi in 1997. Throughout that time, he and his four daughters were on the road every summer, touring with HAE from one show to the next. The Festivals gave the Murphy family the chance to see the country, meet hundreds of other artists and spend quality time together.

 

The Artistic and Creative Murphy Family

 

 

Murf’s artistic success grew over the decades and many of his designs have been added to the collections of noted musicians and public figures including Richard Elliot, Dav Koz and President Clinton. Murf was invited in 2006 to the U.N. Ambassadors Ball for a special farewell celebration in honor of then U.N. Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan. Murf’s original painting “In a Perfect World” was the feature piece for the event. He also presented the new U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon with his “Earth Island” lithograph in 2010, and was thanked by Vice President Al Gore for Murf’s commitment to environmental preservation.

 

 

 

Artwork by Murf Murphy

 

All of Murf’s four daughters grew up to be talented artists themselves, with different skills in varying mediums. Daughter, Tyler, a gifted photographer and recent UF journalism school graduate, will follow in her father’s footsteps with a booth of her own during the 18th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Art Festival. While many practice art as a hobby during non-working hours, Murf credits festivals like Howard Alan’s for giving him a lifelong career that not only supported his family, but also nurtured a love and appreciation for the artist life in the next generation.

“City of Roses” by Tyler Murphy

 

See Murf and his daughter Tyler during the 18th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Art Festival November 25 – 26 from 10 am to 5 pm both days. Murf will also be participating in the 30th Anniversary Las Olas Art Fair January 6 – 7, 2018.

 

 

Visit www.artfestival.com for more information.

 

 

 

 

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Looking For Professional And Energetic Workers For Art Fairs, Boutique Shows At Whitespace Collection Events

Whitespace Collection is looking for energetic outgoing people to help sell original handmade art, wearable art and jewelry at a few art fairs. Work hours are very flexible if someone has another job.  The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 

 

Whitespace Collection is looking for energetic outgoing people to help sell original handmade art, wearable art and jewelry.

 

 

The locations include Whitespace Collection, Boutique events and art fairs across South Florida.

Work hours are very flexible if someone has another job. This could lead to additional hours doing inventory and jewelry selection and display.

Must be professional in appearance and attitude, and have strong work ethics.

 

 

To apply:

Send email to pelanne9321@gmail.com

Name:

Phone:

Reference (include phone and email):

 

 

 

For more information about Whitespace Collection:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

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Solar Lawn Art Show Proposals Open To All Florida Artists, As Art Synergy V Lights Up! Deadline Is November 30th

The Rickie Report shares a Call which is Open to All Florida Artists!  Art Synergy 2018 is accepting proposals for a Solar Lawn Art Show, including LED and Solar powered Art and Sculpture.  The public will enjoy the display during ArtPalmBeach 2018/ Art SynergyV Art Week, January 20th. The details are here.

 

 

 

 

OPEN TO ALL FLORIDA ARTISTS

Art Synergy Art Call: Solar Lawn Art Show
Art Synergy Art Call: Proposals Now Being Accepted.
Art Synergy Lights Up!
Solar Lawn Art Show
LED and Solar Powered Installation Art and Sculpture Show

ELIGIBILITY:
The Show is open to all Professional artists

Event Dates:  Jan 20, 2018
Application Deadline: November 30, 2017
Notifications of acceptance: Dec 15, 2017

Application Fee: $20.00
Online Payment:
Payments Online can be made at PayPal to artsynergypbc@gmail.com

Please write Solar Lawn Art Show in Notes Area!

OR
Mailed to:
The Box Gallery c/o Art Synergy
811 Belvedere Road, W.P.B., FL 33405

Part of:
Art Week 2018 Events
and
Art Synergy V Exhibition
at ArtPalmBeach 2018
Palm Beach County Convention Center
West Palm Beach, FL

www.artsynergy.org

 

 

 

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CONTINUUM WPB Announces VIP Black Tie And Venetian Mask Event With Open Call For Venetian Mask Artists

CONTINUUM WPB announces a Call for Artists to decorate Venetian masks of various designs. Art Lovers: Save the Date of Thursday, January 18th  7:30 – 10:30 PM for the V.I.P. Black Tie and Venetian Mask Fundraiser Gala!  The event will benefit The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum.   Artists will decorate the masks that will be sold at a silent auction that evening.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

Call to artists:  Venetian Mask

 

 

 

Opening night for CONTINUUM WPB:

Thursday, January 18th  7:30 – 10:30 PM

 V.I.P. Black Tie and Venetian Mask Fundraiser Gala!

The event will benefit The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum

 

Artists will decorate masks that will be auctioned at the silent auction during the Black Tie and Venetian Mask Charity Affair.
Must do the following:

· Fill out application
· Pay the fee
http://www.continuumwpbarts.com/p/call-to-artist-venetian-mask.html

 

 

 

For more information about this event or Continuum2018 visit: http://www.continuumwpbarts.com

 

 

 

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James J DeMartis’ Artwork At Ground Floor Farm Gallery In Stuart Is Mesmerizing, Exciting Abstract Expressionism

The public has a rare opportunity to view and purchase artwork by James J. DeMartis, in Stuart at the art gallery located in Ground Floor Farm.  Now showing through December 16th, DeMartis’ art is in numerous private collections in Europe and the United States.  Internationally exhibited and awarded, his paintings have a mystic quality that brings the viewer closer and sustains an artful conversation.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 (772) 600-4230

WWW.GROUNDFLOORFARM.COM

100 SE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD     STUART, FL 34994

PRESENTS:

A  SELECTION  OF  ARTWORK  BY  JAMES  J.  DEMARTIS

 NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 16TH

 

GALLERY HOURS:  Tuesday through Friday, 10AM – 8PM, Saturday 10AM – 8PM

 

 

“Hunter With Ox & Mountains” by James J. DeMartis

 

 

 

An exciting exhibit at Ground Floor Farm in Stuart, FL showcases the artwork of James J. DeMartis.  Curated by his daughter, Barbara Bucci, this is a rare treat for the public to view and purchase an internationally collected artist’s abstract expressionist work.  James J. DeMartis was born in New York City in 1926.  He attended The Art Center, Museum of Modern Art (NYC), the California School of Fine Arts (Santa Monica CA), and the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy.  

“Fantasy Landscape” by James J. DeMartis

 

 

Post WWII, DeMartis explored a plethora of styles and media, as he exhibited and lived in Italy, Switzerland, New York City, Bar Harbor and Bangor  (ME), Japan, Mexico and the Middle East.  His daughter, Barbara Bucci is sharing his work in a public exhibition for the first time – and we are the lucky ones!  An American painter who travelled the world, DeMartis brings us symbolic images which await our own interpretations.

“Sun Over Water With a Red Border” by James J. DeMartis

 

 

 

His oil paintings on canvas and paper, according to Ms. Crealy Pollack on behalf of the Eggers Partnership  of Architects and Planners in NYC, “reflect the sure hand of a painter schooled in Florence, Italy, but associated with the New York and Maine School of American Artists. There is a mystical quality about his work which is strongly influences by the history of calligraphy, both ancient and contemporary”.

” Zen Mountain” by James J. DeMartis

 

 

 

His unique style impressed talented and recognized artists of his time.  His sometimes hazy treatment gives a timeless aspect to the scenes he interpreted.  He often finishes with a ribbon of color that acts as a “frame” for the framed painting itself.  DeMartis died in 1996, leaving us a legacy of incredible artwork whose aggregation of styles and mediums continue to show signs of life.

 

 

“Island Shacks, Penobscot Bay” by James J. DeMartis

 

For information about the art exhibit contact Barbara Bucci at (772) 530-0378, or babsbucci@gmail.com.
For more information about James J. DeMartis, see https://en.wikipedia.org./wiki/James Joseph DeMartis or, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/firenze54/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ground Floor Farm:

Ground Floor Farm is an urban farm, cafe, and community space in Stuart, Florida. Our aim is to help grow a more dynamic town through food, art, and fun.  We want to nourish Stuart with excellent food, practical and interesting know-how, and enriching cultural and artistic experiences. We want Ground Floor Farm to be as varied, vibrant, and expansive as our beautiful home town. So come; eat, learn, and enjoy. Make this space your own.

Find out more about what we do at www.groundfloorfarm.com or https://www.facebook.com/groundfloorfarm/

Jackie Vitale

Ground Floor Farm
(772) 600 4230
100 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Stuart, FL 34994

 

 

 

 

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Plein Air Palm Beach “Fun Fest” In Delray Beach Is Open For Registration: Paint The Most Fun Small Town

Plein Air Palm Beach announces “PLEIN FUN FEST” , Co-hosted with Old School Square on January 26-29, 2018.  Artists are invited to Paint the “Most Fun Small Town, Delray Beach, Florida.  Offering awards of over $2000 cash and merchandise, the Competition will be limited to 50 participants.  ART LOVERS:  This is a fantastic opportunity to see plein air painters in action and choose your favorite painting!  The Rickie Report shares tend details here. There is a DISCOUNT for EARLY REGISTRATION! To the viewers, this art form can be very exciting because it invites them into the creative process: the sight, sound, and even smell of the artists’ world and they become part of it. 

 

 

 

January 26, 27, 28, 29, 2018

 

 

 

Early Application:   December 1, 2017    $40.
 Deadline:                    December 31, 2017  $50.

Notification by January 10, 2017

 

Plein Air artist painting at Delray Fun Fest

 

Prospectus and Application: 

www.PleinAirPalmBeach.com/PleinFunFest

 

Friday, January 26, 2018

 

 

Register at Old School Square

Paint-Out  

Lunch

Critique

All these paintings will be made available at the artists’ discretion for a Silent Auction to be held on Saturday at the beginning of the reception.

Viewing will be Friday afternoon and all day Saturday – Cost is $20.

 

Critique

Saturday, January 27,2018

 

 

 

Plein Air Competition

Artists will paint until 3 pm.

This event will include Artists’ Hospitality Suite with refreshments, the Collectors’ Reception and Awards Reception. This fee includes Friday Paint-out and Critique.

 

Delray Fun Fest plein air artist

 

 

 

Sunday, January 29, 2018

 

 

Sunday, January 29 is Paint the Beach, a totally fun day!

 

 

For more information:

Prospectus and Application:  www.PleinAirPalmBeach.com/PleinFunFest

 

 

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave Hosts “La Mesa Exhibition And Bazaar” November 17- 26th. Public Reception And Food Drive Are Included

In cooperation with the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches, Artisans On The Ave is proud to invite the public to “La Mesa Exhibition and Bazaar”. This Free, annual show featuring beautiful tableware created by CLPB artisans begins on Friday, November 17th.  The Exhibition runs through Sunday, November 26th.  You’ll be amazed at their talent as you view tables colorfully adorned with complete place settings, bowls, mugs, pitchers, cups and saucers, platters, cheese plates, salt and pepper shakers, napkin rings, candlesticks and much more. A portion of sales help feed the hungry in Palm Beach County. What better way is there to share than to purchase a beautiful handcrafted gift by a local artist that helps support the hungry in our area?  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  The Gallery will also be accepting donations of non-perishable food items.

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

“La Mesa Exhibition & Bazaar”

 

 

Purchase Artfully Crafted Tableware
&
Feed the Hungry at the Same Time!

Free, OPENING RECEPTION:
Friday, November 17, 2017,    6-9 pm

 

Exhibit runs Friday, November 17 to Sunday, November 26, 2017

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

Gallery Hours:
Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

 

 

 

 

 

When you visit the 3 showrooms within our gallery, you will be amazed at the selection of the exquisite art of the 40 artists the gallery features.
Visit this opening night for an evening fun.
Meet the artists!!!
Celebrate our wonderful Gallery and enjoy yourself!

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460
www.artisansontheave.com

 

 

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Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show Has Something For Everyone November 18th and 19th. Rickie Report Readers Get Discount Coupon

The 51st annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show takes place November 18th and 19th at the South Florida Fair Grounds. The Rickie Report shares the details plus a coupon for reduced admission charges, which may be duplicated as often as you like. This is a family oriented, culturally stimulating show. Proceeds provide the operating budget for the Gem & Mineral Society for the following year. Get more information about this wonder-filled organization in the article!   The show is run totally by member volunteers.  

 

 

 

 

Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc.

Presents:

 

51st Annual

Gem, Mineral, Bead, Jewelry, & Fossil Show

 

November 18-19, 2017

Saturday, November 18th   9AM—6PM

Sunday, November 19th  10AM—5PM

  

Expo Center East South Florida Fairgrounds,

 

9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, Florida 33411

www.southfloridafair.com

 

 

 

 

 

Over 80 dealers!

Decorative Items For the Home and Office

~Demonstrations~

~Hourly Door Prizes~

~ Guest Speakers~

~Kids Activities~

 

The Society offers many types of educational and cultural experiences. We operate a full lapidary shop open to our members. We also offer classes in lapidary and jewelry making for adults as well as children.

Learning Is Fun!

Our monthly meetings are held at the building across from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in Dreher Park on the 3rd Thursday of each month and feature guest speakers or demonstrations that are educational as well as entertaining.

 

 

DISCOUNT  ADMISSION  COUPONS:

 

 

 

Mother Nature At Her Best!

 

 

 

Membership applications are available at the show or on our web site, www.gemandmineralsociety.org

Visit our web site for more information, photos from past shows, membership forms and $1 discount coupons for the show.

 

 

 

 

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