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

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






Saturday August 25th

10:30 AM  to 5:30 PM

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

FREE ADMISSION plus FREE PARKING in the nearby parking garage!


Workshop With Ben Blount: “Make A Dent”

Sunday, August 26th

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


Jaffe Center for Book Arts

777 Glades Road   Boca Raton, Florida 33431




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




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Convivio Bookworms, One of the Makers Marketplace Vendors



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

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

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

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

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

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

Flamingo Paradise, Another Vendor at the Makers Marketplace

WORKSHOP: “Make a Dent”

Instructor Ben Blount

Sunday August 26, 2018 from 10 AM to 4 PM


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


Tuition Schedule & Registration:

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

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

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


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


Red Panda Homemade Soaps and Candles


Find directions, information on FREE PARKING for this event:



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

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




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

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

Instagram: @jaffecenterforbookarts






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Whitespace Looking For Energetic Workers For Art Fairs, Boutique Shows, Events, Computer Capable And More

Whitespace Collection is looking for energetic, outgoing people to sell original handmade art, wearable art and jewelry at Art Fairs, Boutique Shows and Whitespace Exhibits.  In addition, computer savvy individuals and those interested in Research & Development can apply!  The hours are flexible, if you have another job.  The Rickie Report shares the details.





Looking for Energetic Workers

For Art Fairs, Boutiques Shows

Whitespace Collection Events

Do you enjoy selling handmade jewelry and wearable art? 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 or is retired and looking for part-time.

We are also interested in hiring a head coordinator to oversee our Boutique Shows.

Are you good on the computer?

We are in need of a Research and Development person.



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



Pick your hours in advance for your convenience. 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.

Come join our team and have some fun. No experience necessary, we will train.



To apply:

Send email to  Elayne Mordes 2805@mordes.net



Reference (include phone and email):




For more information about Whitespace Collection:






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

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




723 Colorado Plaza  Stuart, FL 34994

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

772-678-6949    www.klinggallerystuart.com





Original Paintings

Napa- Style Tasting Room

Custom Furniture 

Home Decor





Opening Reception:

Friday, August 24th

5 – 7 PM  

Exhibit runs through September








“Self Portrait” by Mimi McCallum



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


“Get Crackin” by Mimi McCallum



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



  “In The Park” by Mimi McCallum




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


“Untitled” by Mimi McCallum



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









Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor

723 Colorado Plaza   Stuart, FL34994



Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred






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Will You Be Selling Your Wearable Art At Whitespace Col-lect in Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Miami, Naples and Chicago?

Elayne Mordes of Whitespace Collection, will introduce a premiere Boutique Event, “Collect 1-2-3-4-5”, showcasing the best in wearable design: jewelry, textiles, and sculptural accessories.  She is seeking the ultimate in wearable art to be represented at venues in Boca Raton, Miami,Palm Beach, and Naples, Florida, plus Chicago, Illinois.  Artist deadline to apply is September 15.  The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges you to apply, share with other artists and mark the dates!










Application Deadline: September 15, 2018

Whitespace Collection introduces a premier boutique event, Collect 1-2-3-4-5, showcasing the best in wearable design: jewelry, textiles, and sculptural accessories.

Seeking the ultimate in wearable art, with items priced at a minimum of $80 per item, and maximum of $1500 per item (approximately). Items may be one of a kind or in multiple, but should have the level of craft and innovation expected for the upscale market.

10 artisans will be selected and featured for each event
Artists can apply for more than one event or all of the events.
Juried and hosted by Whitespace – The Mordes collection, West Palm Beach, Florida.


Whitespace has established the  brand, featuring work by fine jewelry artisans at the Boca Raton Museum of art, Aqua Art Fair – Miami, Art Palm Beach, Art Wynwood – Miami, Boca Raton Art Fair and now Chicago, Naples and the Fine Art, Antique and Jewelry Fair, numerous upscaled charitable boutiques and art events among others, and has attracted a following, retaining a large number of collectors of unique wearables. Collect 1-2-3-4-5, could be the unique opportunity for you to reach this select audience, as the boutique will be for one weekend each month, during the peak of collector season. All artists that exhibit in the Collect 1-2-3-4-5, unique will also be considered for inclusion in future Whitespace art fair events as part of the Collect Team!




Whitespace Collection, 2805 N. Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, Fl 33407 www.whitespacecollection.com


1.  November, 2018

Friday, Nov 9, 6pm – 10pm

Saturday, Nov 10, 12-4

Sunday, Nov 11, 12-4


2.  December, 2018

Saturday,  Dec 1, 12-4

Sunday, Dec 2, 12-4


3. January, 2019

Friday, Jan 11, 6-10pm

Saturday, Jan 12, 12-4

Sunday, Jan 13, 12-4


4. February, 2019

Saturday, Feb 2, 12-4

Sunday, Feb 3, 12-4

5. March, 2019

Saturday, Mar 2, 12-4

Sunday, Mar 3, 12-4



– -$20 one time jury fee to accompany the application. If accepted:

–  If selected, the fee to participate is $250 for 1 event/1 indoor table, and payment will act as guarantee of inclusion. Artists may apply for multiple events.
–  If accepted for more that one event: 2 events – $225 each, 3 or more events $200 each.
–  Artists will keep 80% of each sale
–  Artist are to arrive 2 hours ahead of each event to unload, set up, and check in.
–  Artist will be able to leave items overnight and can not remove their display until the event ends, at thelisted time.
–  All decisions of the curator/jurors are final.
–  If accepted, you give Whitespace Collection the right to publish submitted images for publicity of Collect 1-2-3-4-5.




–  Artists MUST be present for set-up and for the open hours of each event in which they participate.
–  Artists will be given a 4 foot table, and receipt books. Artists must bring any necessary display items, or if hanging textiles, provide their own racks.
–  Artists must bring a small standing sign with their name.
–  Artists much have each item for sale tagged with the price.
–  Whitespace will process all sales by cash or credit card ( no checks) using triplicate receipts provided by Whitespace.
–  Whitespace will pack and wrap all items sold.
–  Payment to artist will be within 10 days of event



Include the following in an email to whitespacecollect@gmail.com

Mailing Address:
Dates (Select at least two preferences of date from the list, in order of preference).
Describe your work, in a few words:
Send 4 or more images with the following info:
Image #1
Price (include 20% commission):


Your complete application must be received by September 15, 2018.
All info to be sent to whitespacecollect@gmail.com
Further questions to : Sloan Hemmer – Event coordinator 561.827.6623     Whitespace@mordes.net

2805 N. Australian Ave West Palm Beach 33407






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Box Gallery Shares Art Calls For 2018 – 2019 Exhibition Season

The Box Gallery, founded by Rolando Chang Barrero, offers a gorgeous, flexible 4,000 square-foot, centrally located space.  It can accommodate artists’ needs, from performance art to installation works.  Barrero offers an undetermined number of future possibilities to show works that have yet to be created!  The Rickie Report shares Art Calls for the 2018-2019 Exhibition Season, including: “Breaking Boundaries /Unity 2018”,  “The Art and Text of American Culture”, ” We The People: Politics, Propaganda, and the Arts”, “Push! Pinhole Photography and Other Processes”, and “Conceptualism 2019”.  We are richer, when we share art and culture.  Kudos to The Box Gallery for giving us the space to do it!



The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road   West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

Palm Beach Fine Art Collections



Art Calls for The Box Gallery 2018-19 Exhibition Season



Upcoming Exhibition Art Calls:





Deadline for submissions: August 20, 2018

Breaking Boundaries /Unity 2018

Breaking Boundaries /Unity 2018 is an exhibition of works by artists working collaboratively in form or substance without regard for race, gender, sexual identity, age, or creed.

The exhibition celebrates the collaborative works and processes of  a unified art community.
Exhibition Dates: September 15- September 28, 2018











Deadline for submissions: September 1, 2018


The Art and Text of American Culture
Exhibition Dates: October 6- October 30, 2018










Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2018

We The People:

Politics, Propaganda, and the Arts

Exhibition Dates: November 1, 2018- November 09, 2018












Deadline for submissions: October 20, 2018

Pinhole photography and other processes
Exhibition Dates: November 16-December 14, 2018











Deadline for submissions: November 15, 2018

Conceptualism 2019
Exhibition Dates: Jan 11 to February 16, 2019










About Rolando Chang Barrero:

Artist, curator, and arts advocate, Rolando Chang Barrero, is a graduate of the School of the Art institute of Chicago.  With over 30 years of experience in in the arts, Rolando Chang Barrero, began his career in the late 70’s as graphic designer at  Diamond Dust, Michael T Shirts Inc.   By the early 80’s he helped developed a fashion line “Dust” for the company which took them into the New York Fashion Industry and into the trendiest shops in New York City, Hollywood, Miami, San Francisco, Chicago, and Detroit.  He resides in West Palm Beach, FL and maintains a working professional art studio in Boynton Beach, FL.  The co-founder and curator of Art Synergy is the recipient of many awards including: Ryerson Traveling Fellowship, Congressional Letter of Commendation, Best New Art Exhibit by New Times, Best Art Walk, and a Sony Grant.


For more information about these exhibits, renting space or exhibiting your work:

Rolando Chang Barrero

The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road  West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

Palm Beach Fine Art Collections

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“Must Love Dogs! Must Love Art!” Opens At Artisans On The Ave On Friday, August 17th. Partnering With Paws On The Ave, Don’t Miss It!

Artisans on The Ave is doggedly determined to support our local artists! Trot into the Opening Reception on Friday, August 17th.  You’ll find art by South Florida artists with such incredible talent, they’re sure to get your tail wagging!  To add more bark to your bite, meet another Lake Worth business, Paws on The Avenue. They’ll sponsor pet adoptions courtesy of Palm Beach Animal Care and Control.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Don’t miss the extra treats and discounts!  Here’s to the Dog Days of Summer!




630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460











Opening Reception:

Friday, August 17, 2018

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Artisans on The Ave  Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week

Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm

Sunday 9am – 6pm

Artisans on The Ave

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


Paws On The Avenue  

525 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL


Courtesy of Palm Beach Animal Care and Control



This is a free event, refreshments will be served



Yep! It’s that time of year we affectionately call the Dog Days of Summer.The snowbirds are gone, the sun is stronger and we are all looking for relief from the heat. Even dog-tired pooches are looking for a way to cool off.


Trot into the gallery in steamy downtown Lake Worth, cool off and unleash some of that hot cash burning a hole in your wallet. You will find art by South Florida artists with such incredible talent that they are sure to get your tail wagging. During the month of August you can sniff out all the fun, doggy-inspired art – paintings, sculpture, pottery, etc. – we have in the gallery.





To add more bark to our bite (well, more like a snap), we are partnering with another local Lake Worth business, Paws on the Avenue. They’ll be sponsoring pet adoptions at their store (525 Lake Avenue), courtesy of Palm Beach Animal Care and Control, from 6 to 9 pm on August 17 and you can find tons of dog-related items adorning their shelves. There will be added extras at both the gallery and their shop (treats, discounts, etc.) so it is worth a stroll down the block for all the goodies.


During the reception  you can lap up a cool drink, get a tasty treat and howl (or bow-wow) at the moon when you see the amazing talent curled up in our gallery. We’ll even have fresh water for the canines (thank you, Paws on the Avenue) outside of both businesses. So don’t just lay down and roll over to beat the heat. Jump up, fetch your partner – or master or best friend or whatever pet name you use – and run with the big dogs to Artisans on the Ave at 630 Lake Avenue in downtown Lake Worth.






When you give a handmade piece of art to friends and loved ones created by local artists, you are also giving a gift to your community.  Artisans on the Ave boasts three showrooms with an amazing selection of exquisite art created by local artists. Your invited opening night for an evening of fun, the opportunity to meet the artists and to help support your community.






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

Artisans On The Ave
Betty Wilson 

630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460







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Before Caryl Pomales Offers 3 Day Workshop At New Studio For Visual Arts, She Reminds Us Why Artists Should Never Stop Taking Classes!

Caryl Pomales understands that creativity is not a quantifiable skill that can ever be officially mastered. It is a skill and a muscle that you must exercise to maintain, sharpen, and keep limber. Living a creative life is a marathon of continually cultivating curiosity and artistry. A runner does not quit stretching and training after completing a marathon; nor should the painter ever quit expanding his or her skill set. The Rickie Report shares her exciting announcement: Caryl will host a 3 Day workshop in October, PAWS- “Painting Animals with Spirit” at the New Studio For Visual Arts in Tequesta!  We give you all of the details, including a discount, how to receive her blog, and some sneak peeks!



Caryl   Pomales   Fine   Art


Artist, Caryl Pomales

PAWS: “Painting Animals With Spirit!”

Thursday, October 11, 2018


The New Studio of the Visual Arts

1615 Cypress Dr. Suite 1 Jupiter, FL 33469

Phone: 561.295.5712
Email: info@thenewstudiova.net



Cost: $390.00 (Special Autumn Session Pricing)

A supply list will be provided in plenty of time, (at least a few weeks in advance), for you to order and receive your supplies or to get your existing supplies organized and ready for for this exciting workshop! Please bring a standard size 8 1/2 x 11 printed photo image of the animal you will be painting. (If you don’t have an image to work with please let me know at least a week in advance, you are welcome to work from one of my images).

ENROLLMENT INSTRUCTIONS: Email info@thenewstudiova.net or submit form on https://www.thenewstudiova.net/contact

Be sure to mention PAWS, “Painting Animals with Spirit”  October Workshop in the subject area.

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY, I am offering a $20.00 discount coupon to my “Artsy Tips” subscribers. 

To get your coupon code emailed to you, sign up at https://carylfineart.lpages.co/artsy-tips-redo/





“Lilac Breasted Roller” by Caryl Pomales



Caryl tells The Rickie Report,  “There is much to gain from being a perpetual student of the arts, continually participating in studies, reading, practicing, and taking classes. Amateurs and professional artists alike should continue their painting pursuits in a classroom, and here are just a few reasons why”.


  • Working on your craft. While you may have works displayed in galleries, sold dozens of paintings, or taught your own course, artistry is your athletic pursuit. You’ve completed your “marathon,” and it’s time to stretch and train for your next race!


  • Opening your mind to a different perspective and technique you may not have experienced, thought about, or mastered. There is always room to learn and adopt new styles, adding to your artistic toolbox. This will, without a doubt, help you create adventurous and dynamic work.



  • Renewed attentiveness. Sometimes, after being away from a class for a while, the artist can start to lose some of their creative curiosity. A learning environment constantly pushes the artist to grow, experiment, try new things, and look at the world a new way. Returning to a course is a great way to revive that crucial skill, reopening the eyes, heart, and mind.



  • Kindness among fellow artists. A workshop or class is an incredible opportunity to meet other painters at all stages in their lives and careers. Having a solid network of fellow artists is incredibly fulfilling, and one of the best places to meet this community is at a workshop!



  • Striving to further cultivate your artistry by never settling into complacency. Those who pursue the constant betterment of their craft have the most satisfying and inspiring careers.



  • Heal, relax, sooth, and relieve stress. Classes are, in addition to being productive, wonderfully enjoyable! They are a great place to set an artistic “reset” button and enjoy a creative and supportive learning environment.



  • Ownership of your talent and skill. Classes remind you both what you know and are remarkably skilled at as well as you can improve upon, and give you the opportunity to work on the latter.



  • Painting, and doing what you ultimately love, amongst others who feel the same way!



“Juicey Fruit” by Caryl Pomales



What does this spell?   W-O-R-K-S-H-O-P!  

Caryl says, “Let’s continue our pursuit of creative curiosity and commit to being perpetual students together”.


Just one example of perpetually studying Caryl’s art- One of her paintings-in-progress!




Caryl Pomales has studied with many accomplished artists including, Alessandra Gieffers, Julia Kelly, Peggy Kirkwood, Nancy Medina, Dennis Perrin, Dreama Toll Perry, & Mary Bentz-Gilkerson.  Recent recognitions include an award for her impressionistic style, bold brush stroke and vivid color painting, “Picasso-Le Chat” from the 39th Annual Members’ Show at the Lighthouse ArtCenter/Gallery. Her paintings were exhibited at the Members 6th Art of Association collaborative-juried exhibit featuring artists from sixteen Art Associations located throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties in Florida and one of 27 artists featured in “Size Matters”, at The Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL.  In addition, she was honored to be invited as a SOLO artist to exhibit at the Sewall’s Point Town Hall in Sewall’s Point/Stuart, FL.  Caryl is an active member of Artists of Florida-LLC, North County Art Association, Benefactor and Artists’ Guild Member of the Lighthouse Art Center, The Arts Council of Martin County FL, Elliott Museum/ Stuart, FL, The Lake Worth Art League, Wellington Art Society, Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park and The Audubon Society, Martin County FL Chapter.


For more information about Caryl’s artwork and to sign up for her  blog:

Caryl Pomales





PAWS- “Painting Animals with Spirit”

Link to the New Studio of The Visual Arts announcement:


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August At The Boca Raton Museum Of Art School Includes Youth, Faculty Exhibits And An Open House With Demos And Raffles

After 10 exciting weeks of Youth Summer Art Camp, The Boca Raton Museum School of Art is ready to share the work from its artistic campers and celebrate their amazing talent at a Free Exhibition on Sunday, August 12.  Stop by the Free Open House on Saturday, August 25 to meet the faculty, enjoy demonstrations and raffles!  The Art School’s Faculty Exhibition takes place on August 30.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  The new semester starts September 4th, with over 120 classes per week!





Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486




August  Around  the  Art  School:



Youth Summer Art Camp Exhibition

August 12    1-3 pm




After a very productive and exciting 10 weeks of Youth Summer Art Camp, we are ready to share the work from our artistic campers and celebrate their amazing talent. Please join us on Sunday, August 12 from 1 to 3PM at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park for the closing reception. Campers, family and friends will have the opportunity to visit all exhibitions at the Museum for free only on that day.






Saturday, August 25, 1-4 pm



A fun afternoon to meet the teachers, visit the studios and see demonstrations of art techniques such as Drawing, Painting, Pottery, Ceramics and Clay Sculpture, Photography, Textiles Transformation, Japanese Flower Arrangement, Graphic Novels and Jewelry. Youth and Teen art classes also available for registration during Open House.  Raffles for art supplies, Gift Certificates and much more!





Art School Faculty Exhibition:

“Replenish and Rejuvenate”

Thursday, August 30

Opening Reception:   5 – 6 pm

Artist Talk:  6 – 7:30 pm



Painting by Vicki Siegel



Replenish and Rejuvenate is the name of the Art School Faculty Exhibition, featuring diverse expressions of art, oscillating from Photography to Textile Transformations, instructors are showing their essence and passion for art in each piece exhibited.

              Painting by Shawn Escott


Please Join us at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park. Opening reception from 5 to 6 PM. Artist Talk Event from 6 to 7:30 (Speakers to be announced on website).


      Ring by Sol Filippi 



Fall 2018 – Spring 2019

Classes for Adults, Teens, and Youth 

 Begin Tuesday, September, 4 2018

Start Date End Date Weeks Holidays (No Class)
Term 1 Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Saturday, October 27, 2018 8 9/3, 9/10, 9/19
Term 2 Monday, October 29, 2018 Saturday, December 22, 2018 8 11/22, 11/23, 11/24
Term 3 Monday, January 7, 2019 Saturday, March 2, 2019 8 1/21, 2/18
Term 4 Monday, March 4, 2019 Thursday, April 18, 2019 7 4/19, 4/20, 4/21
Term 5 Monday, April 22, 2019 Saturday, May 25, 2019 5

Term 1 –  Starts on September 4th. The Boca Raton Museum Art School welcomes students to register for the Fall term, with over 120 classes per week, there is something for everyone, whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced artist in Painting, Masters’ Studio, Ceramics, Drawing, Jewelry, Clay Sculpture, Textiles, or Photography, we have a class or a Workshop for you! The Art School also offers after School and Saturday classes for Youth and Teens.

Photography by Lew Lautin


Textile Transformation with Andrea Huffman WED 12 -3PM

Art Metal Clay Jewelry in Silver or Bronze with Jane Levy

Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 AM to Noon and 1 to 4PM

Explorations in Art, ages 5 to 7 with Maria Weiss, Tuesdays from 4 to 5:30 PM

Teens Digital Photography Mondays &Tuesdays 4:30 to 6:15 PM with Lew Lautin


An Art class could be your healing instrument, your road to serenity, your path to discover an amazing talent.  Looking forward to seeing you in our studios!





For information go to:

website http://www.bocamuseum.org

or call 561-392-2503

801 West Palmetto Park Rd. Boca Raton FL 33486







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“Drawing Basic Portraits, Simplified” By Bernard Hoffman, Is Revolutionary With Step-By-Step Instructions

Bernard Hoffman has taken his life long experience with drawing and painting to write a book to help people who claim they cannot draw, to actually create portraits!  A member of the Portrait Society of America, Hoffman has shown his work at every American Embassy in the world, plus the Whitney Museum of Art, Benjamin Franklin Institute, Metropolitan Museum, and too many to name in this introduction.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of his book, “Drawing Basic Portraits, Simplified”.







Bernard Hoffman starts off by telling The Rickie Report, “Drawing portraits can be rewarding and fun”.  He has devised typical proportional guides, with a step-by-step tutorial that will make it easy for any beginner or landscape artist to follow. Plus, he clarifies details for artists who want to draw better portraits.


Various portraits by Bernard Hoffman



He goes on to say, “No two faces look alike, yet everyone has two eyes, ears, mouth, and nose. They will vary from face to face, so pick your pose and begin sketching!”  He urges us to follow each step carefully, working with light strokes and then moving to darker strokes, continually adjusting our drawing to the individual features of our model.   Bernard stresses the importance of good light and paying strict attention to each minute detail.  He shares, “Draw not only what you see, but incorporate what you learn.  Remember, this is only a starting guide”.  There are many comments from hobbyists to professional artists, who have honed their skills with Bernard’s assistance.  His workbook/textbook shows that learning the relationships of facial details is not only possible, but something you can become proficient in!




Bernard Hoffman has been drawing and painting since elementary school. At age 10, he was awarded a scholarship to The Little Red Schoolhouse art classes in Greenwich Village.  At age 12, he received a scholarship to the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the next year, he was accepted to the High School of Music & Art.  He received a scholarship to the School for Art Studies, followed by a scholarship to attend the Pratt Institute.  In addition, he attended classes at the Art Students League, winning many awards and exhibiting his paintings in galleries and museums.


Pastel Portraits by Bernard Hoffman



Within months of graduation, Bernard served in the US Navy Air Force during the Korean War, using his special skills for recruitment, training, and illustration of classified Navy Air Force projects.  After his service, Bernard founded Benaul Associates, an art studio in New York City. His company grew into a full strength advertising agency, where he did everything except the bookkeeping. He was also an Art Director & Production Manager for a magazine for 16 years before he retired.




In 1952, Bernard was commissioned to paint 16 original color illustrations to commemorate Benjamin Franklin’s 250th birthday.  They were produced as souvenir stamps for a historical and biographical album describing episodes of Franklin’s life. They found their way into US Embassies around the world as well as to international and national corporations. This achievement was recorded in the US Congressional Record and Mayor Wagner of New York unveiled mural enlargements of these paintings at the New York Art Director’s Club. While reproductions of Bernard’s artistry can be found in textbooks, one is also hanging next to Norman Rockwell’s  “Ben Franklin” picture.  The original paintings are part of a public collection of “The Free Library of Philadelphia”.







Since his retirement, Bernard has taught portrait painting in Pennsylvania and in Florida.  He is a member of the Portrait Society of America and has received numerous awards including the Department of Parks Art Contest, Society of Illustrators, and National AAA Poster Contest, to name a few.  Bernard’s paintings are part of private and corporate and international collections.



To contact Bernard Hoffman about his book, lessons or his artistry, please  contact him at benaul@yahoo.com, or to purchase his book go to Amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com




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Hot Works Announces Two Boca Raton Fine Art Shows™, Calls For Professional Artists And Youth Competition Entries

Hot Works Boca Raton Fine Art Shows™ announces TWO Fine Art Fairs!  The NEW fall Show takes place on November 3 & 4, at the Mizner Park Amphitheater (Artist Deadline is August 10), and the 10th Annual Outdoor Show at Sanborn Square Park on January 26 & 27 (Artist Deadline is September 23).  Downtown Boca Raton will be rocking with high level fine art and champion budding artists with the Youth Art Competition!  Art Lovers, mark your calendars now! Artists- space is limited for quality.  Apply Now! The Rickie Report shares the details and some peeks at last year’s winners of cash prizes.





Hot Works

Boca Raton Fine Art Shows

Your Art. Our Passion.



November 3 & 4, 2018 – New Fall Show!

Outdoors at Mizner Park Amphitheater


Deadline to apply is August 10



January 26 & 27, 2019 – 10th annual*

outdoors at Sanborn Square Park & Streets


Deadline to apply is September 23

Both Shows in Downtown Boca Raton

*Voted Top 100 Art Shows – Three Years in a Row!








A Message From Patty Narozny:

Dear Artist –


I hope your summer is going well! Hot Works has some awesome shows planned! Below please find what is happening now – as always – please feel free to check-in with Executive Producer and Director, Patty Narozny anytime at 248-684-2613, 941-755-3088 or patty@hotworks.org.



  • Limited to 165 Artists or Less – all art is original and personally handmade by the artist present at the show; please do not apply if you do not make your work
  • Friday Set-up
  • Event Hours Saturday and Sunday, 10 am- 5 pm
  • Convenient parking
  • Show Director and Staff onsite during all event hours
  • Booth Sitters
  • Comprehensive Marketing and PR campaign – we understand how to reach art buyers
  • Professional Artist Awards $1,500
  • Youth Art/Budding Competition Awards $250




The Boca Raton Fine Art Shows presented by HotWorks.org focus on visual arts, cultural diversity, community enrichment, and fostering art education among youth. These events are juried by art professionals with criteria for judging based on originality, technique/execution and booth appearance. Our emphasis is on quality, not quantity.


Show Producer & Director Patty Narozny has 30+ years of media & event experience. Since 2003, she has gained a national outstanding reputation for quality juried fine art and fine craft shows. Narozny networks with local media to bring high-end patrons to the show.


Institute for the Arts & Association, the associated 501c3 non-profit features a Youth Art Competition. Young Artists are encouraged to enter his/her art that is publicly displayed in the art show the entire weekend. There is $250 in youth art awards as students begin to learn the rules and are exposed to the entrepreneurship opportunity of doing art shows for a living.






November 3 & 4, 2018 – Boca Raton Fine Art Show – new fall show


Deadline August 10, 2018

Mizner Park Amphitheater – premium location!  Downtown Boca Raton, FL

Outdoors next door to Boca Raton Museum of Art

Upon acceptance, 10’x10’ space $525



January 26 & 27, 2019 – 10th annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show


Deadline September 23, 2018

Downtown Boca Raton, FL – premium location!

Outdoors in Sanborn Square Park, and on N.E. 1st Ave. & E. Boca Raton Rd

Upon acceptance, 10’x10’ space $525


Come join us and see for yourself why

Hot Works shows are the Best!


Questions? Contact Patty Narozny @ 248-684-2613 or 941-755-3088 or patty@hotworks.org.

Patty Narozny, Executive Producer

Hot Works, LLC Fine Art & Fine Craft Shows

Your Art. Our Passion.



941-755-3088 FL    248-684-2613 MI




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