Eduardo Gomez’ New Public Sculpture Commission For Distinguished Service Memorial Park In Stuart Florida To Be Unveiled

Eduardo Gomez’s new sculpture to recognize a local hero for the Distinguished Services Memorial Park in Stuart, Florida will be unveiled on Memorial Day, May 29th. The sculpture, located in front of the Park’s flag pole, was made possible by a donation by the Stuart Rotary Club Charitable Foundation. Eduardo is a working figurative sculptor with a studio located in Jensen Beach. His passion is the human figure. He prefers to work from life because he believes the relationship between the artist and the model adds unexpected emotional and psychological elements to his work. The model he used for this sculpture is a veteran and a graduate from West Point Military Academy.  The Rickie Report shares information about Eduardo’s artistry, though some of the final details of the unveiling are still “under wraps”.

 

 

 

What is Under the Wraps ???

Leaders of Stuart Rotary Club and the City of Stuart inspect the clay for bronze of the new public sculpture which will be unveiled on Memorial Day at the Distinguished Service Memorial Park in Stuart.

 


A new sculpture by Sculptor Eduardo Gomez for the Distinguished Service Memorial Park in Stuart will be unveiled on Memorial Day. In this picture, Andrew Sesta (Director of the Stuart Rotary Club), Tim Campenni (Mayor of Stuart), Eduardo Gomez, Jim Chrulski (Stuart Community Services Director), Paula P. Nicoletti (Director Stuart Rotary Club) on the day they inspected the clay at Eduardo’s studio. Funds for this project will be contributed by the Stuart Rotary Club Charitable Foundation.

 

 

Distinguished Services Memorial Park

300 SE Ocean Blvd     Stuart, FL  34994

Monday, May 29th

Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies Begin 9 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eduardo Gomez’ Exhibit at the Lighthouse ArtCenter 

Eduardo Gomez is a working figurative sculptor with a studio located in Jensen Beach, Florida. Eleven years ago, Eduardo moved with his family from Arkansas. Eduardo completed his BFA degree in sculpture at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock and attended the graduate school. Eduardo also was a cofounder of the Arkansas Sculptors Guild and its first president.

 

Eduardo Gomez’ Class at the Elliott Museum

 

 

For the last 6 years Eduardo has been a sculpture instructor at the Elliot Museum and at the Lighthouse Art Center in Tequesta, Florida. In 2008 the book Eduardo Gomez : Silent Messages was published. This book with an introduction by art historian Laura M. Amrhein, PHD delves into Eduardo’s art philosophy as well as his development as an artist. Currently out of print, it is available as an E-book from Amazon.

 

 

 

“Eduardo Gomez : Silent Messages”  This book is available as an E-Book from Amazon

 

 

Eduardo’s work can also be seen online at www.eduardogomez.com Eduardo accepts private and public commissions. Eduardo’s work is collected internationally and he has exhibited in National juried sculpture shows and local museums.

 

“El Moro” by Eduardo Gomez 

 

 

For more information about this sculpture, classes, workshops and other works of art contact:
Eduardo Gomez
Website: www.eduardogomez.com
Email: eduardogomezsculpture@gmail.com
501-765-2609
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eduardogomezsculpture
Instagram: @eduardogomezsculpture
Twitter: @eduardosculptor

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Fabulous Crafts Festival In Stuart Next Weekend, April 22nd and 23rd Celebrates 20th Years Of Artisan’s Creativity

The charming, historic seaside location of downtown Stuart celebrates two decades of artisan craft creations during the 20th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival. On Saturday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 23rd nearly 100 craft artisans from around Florida and the nation will line Osceola Street. The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and the details here.  Check out some of the new artists as well as new work from artists whom we welcome back to the area.  Admission is Free and includes a Green Market!

 

 

 

20th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival

Saturday & Sunday, April 22 – 23

10 am – 5 pm Both Days

26 SW Osceola Street    Stuart, FL 34994

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

 

Susan Werling’s Old books get new life as handmade handbags

 

 

The free, annual tradition is a top destination for craft artisans and patrons alike. Whether looking for pet products, folk art, pottery, jewelry, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products or other specialty green market items, the annual craft festival has something to suit every taste and every budget. Parking is free and friendly pets on leashes are welcome.  The Downtown Stuart Craft Festival is presented by American Craft Endeavors (ACE), which produces some of the nation’s most exciting, high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations.

 

Vicki Burns’ Lapis Lazuli Tree

Festival At-A-Glance:

  • Free Admission
  • Produced by American Craft Endeavors
  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Green Market within the Festival
  • Original Art & Crafts
  • Handmade in America
  • 100+ exhibitors from throughout Florida and the United States
  • Prices set to suit all budgets
  • All crafters are on site for duration of festival
  • Pet friendly (leashed pets)
  • Vast array of craft mediums from folk art, pet products, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products. Prices set to suit all budgets, ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000.

 

Eugene Zah’s designs painted on crystal manicure files, cured and heat treated

 

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors: American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.

For more information on the Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the state visit:

www.artfestival.com

or call:   561-746-6615

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Port Salerno Mosaic Studio Goes On The Road With “Mosaic Jewelry Pendants” For One Day Events

Explore the latest offering – MOSAIC JEWELRY – from Port Salerno Mosaic Studio.  Go to their location in downtown Stuart or they’ll COME TO YOU! Diane and Asia offer mosaic classes, mosaic art and commissions. An all-day workshop on the basics of mosaics is offered periodically in the studio, but their newest class “Mosaic Jewelry Pendants” can be ‘taken on the road’.  ATTENTION Activity Directors And ORGANIZATIONS!  The NEXT class is April 5th at Christine’s Coastal Treasures, Home Depot Plaza, US 1, Jensen Beach.   The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

PORT SALERNO MOSAIC STUDIO

208 West Ocean Blvd. Stuart, Fl

732.804.4715

 

Diane Concepcion

Asia Booth

 

“MOSAIC  JEWELRY  PENDANTS”

 

NEXT  CLASS:

WEDNESDAY,  APRIL 5th

1:00 – 4:00  PM

At

Christine’s Coastal Treasures

www.christinescoastaltreasures.com

CALL Diane to Register:  732.804.4715  

$45. Includes Supplies

 

 

 

 

This beautiful space (previously in Port Salerno) now in downtown Stuart has developed a very popular new class! Diane and Asia regularly offer mosaic classes as well as sell mosaic art and do commissions. An all-day workshop on the basics of mosaics is offered periodically in the studio, but this new class ‘Mosaic Jewelry Pendants’ can be ‘taken on the road’.

 

 


Attention activity directors! Your community can have Diane and Asia come to your clubhouse and present this fun three hour class where students will learn to make beautiful mosaic pendants. Painting classes are fun but how about something new and different to offer the members of your club? These talented mosaic ladies will come to your clubhouse with all the required materials and run the class.

 

 

 

 

Pendants can be done with glass, tiles, beads, china, charms – the options are endless. It is fun, easy and the student goes home with one or two mosaic pendants. The fee is $45 per student. Minimum student number is 10 and maximum number of students per class is 20. (The class can be conducted more than once if your group has more than 20 members that sign up).

 

 


The next class on the calendar is April 5th (1-4pm) at Christine’s Coastal Treasures, Home Depot Plaza, US 1, Jensen Beach. Christine’s is a coastal home décor (and treasure) shop with a great classroom space in the back. Christine teaches chalk painting (bring your small furniture piece – and learn to make your own chalk paint!) Find furniture painting and other art classes on Christine’s website www.christinescoastaltreasures.com.

 

Register for this upcoming Mosaic Jewelry class on the website or call Diane to discuss hosting a class for your group.

 

 


If your group is looking for something artistic to try that everyone will enjoy, please consider this class! We are available to run this class at our location or yours.

 

 

Diane tells The Rickie Report, “Locals, we are here all summer! If you are scheduling for next year, we are happy to take a reservation for a class in the upcoming 2018 season”.

 

 

 

 

For more information about Port Salerno Mosaic Studio:

Contact Diane dtc148@yahoo.com

Sign up for the newsletter~

You can usually find Diane and Asia in the studio Tuesday through Friday from 10:30-4:30pm or every other Saturday (calling in advance is recommended).

Call: 732 804-4715

Check out the studio Facebook page for a look at the artwork being created by Diane, Asia and their students. https://www.facebook.com/PSMosaicStudio

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Sandhill Cove Art Show And Sale Invites Public And Shares Call For Artists And Crafters

Once again, Sandhill Cove Retirement Living will open their doors to the public on Saturday, March 18th for an Indoor Art Sale And Show.  This event is FREE to attend and FREE for Professional local artists and crafters to show and sell their creations.  10% of sales will benefit Helping People Succeed.  Artists will be given a complimentary lunch.   The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to apply and art lovers to mark their calendars!

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

ART  SALE  AND  SHOW

Saturday, March 18th

9 am – 5 pm

FREE  ADMISSION     FREE  PARKING

Benefits: Helping People Succeed

 1500 SW Capri Street    Palm City, FL  

(Corner of Mapp and Matheson)

 

 

 

Helping People Succeed is a comprehensive organization that has recognized that many populations within our society need strength based services that lead to self sufficiency, personal responsibility, and the ability to lead an everyday life. Helping People Succeed’s goal is to help each person to reach their potential so they may have a successful future, enjoying their life fully and participating as productive taxpaying citizens. Helping People Succeed also helps improve the community’s economic viability and diversity through programs that assist children to become ready for school and adults find and maintain employment.

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact Jill Burton  772.220.1090

  Or email: jillb@sandhillcove.com

 

For more information about: Helping People Succeed

 

 www.hpsfl.org

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com  561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way    Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Don’t Miss “New Realms Of Working Spaces” January 21 & 22 in Martin County

The First Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour will take place on the weekend of January 21-22, 2017. “New Realms of Working Spaces” will introduce Martin County artists to regional patrons of the arts and provide an intimate look inside the working studio space of local artists. The MCOST event is FREE and OPEN to the public. The tour includes artists working in fiber, ceramics, mixed media, oil, and textured painting. The Rickie Report shares the details and sneak peeks.

 

 

Martin County Open Studio Tour

January 21-22, 2017

9:00 am – 4:00 pm Daily

 Free and Open to the Public

 

 

 

 

 

mcostpage1-digital-tour-brochure-2017

mcostpage2-digital-tour-brochure-2017

mcost-page3digital-tour-brochure-2017

mcostpage4-digital-tour-brochure-2017

mcostpage5-digital-tour-brochure-2017

mcostpage6-digital-tour-brochure-2017

 

mcostpage7-digital-tour-brochure-2017

 

Tour Brochures will be available at many Martin County Locations, including: Martin County Arts, Martin County Libraries, Elliot Museum, Stuart Art and Supply, Fish House Art Center. Many artists will be performing demonstrations of their techniques at various times during the event. This event is free and open  to the public.

 

Visit : www.MCOST.org

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com  561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way  Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Comprehensive Overview Of ArtPalmBeach, Art Synergy ARTWEEK 2017

The Rickie Report shares a comprehensive overview of the ArtPalmBeach Art Synergy ARTWEEK events.  Future articles will focus on individual venues.  There is a superabundance of art-related events in Palm Beach and Martin Counties featuring thousands of international, national and local acclaim.  Don’t miss the emerging artists!  Get your calendars ready for a whirlwind of ART !

 

 

 

artpalmbeach2017screen-shot-2016-12-21-at-5-32-09-pm

 

 

 

art-synergy-icon-3-2016

 

 

 

A R T W E E K     2 0 1 7

 

 

The Art Synergy sponsored Art Palm Beach Week Events begin with the opening reception of The Art Synergy IV Exhibition at the Palm Beach County Convention Center during the gala reception and celebration of Art Palm Beach: First View and 20th Anniversary.

 

All events are produced in partnership between Art Synergy and our host Art Palm Beach and with the cooperation and support of the City of West Palm Beach, The DDA West Palm Beach,The City of Lake Worth, The City of Boynton Beach, The City of Delray Beach, and various other government and arts organizations of various cities in both Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

 

Websites:

Main: http://www.artsynergy.org/
Palm Beach Art Week 2017 Guide online: http://www.palmbeachartweek2017.com/
Other links are here: LIST OF EVENTS and SPONSORS   www.palmbeachartweek2017.com/

Tickets:

Art Palm Beach:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-palm-beach-2017-tickets-29704268266

Art Synergy IV Exhibition:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-synergy-at-art-palm-beach-tickets-30167044442

Art Florida 2017:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artfl2017-curators-choices-tickets-27935303244
The Box Gallery Blog: http://palmbeachfineartgallery.blogspot.com/
The Box Gallery Website: http://www.theboxgallery.info/

ULEASHED Art Fair:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unleashed-art-fair-tickets-29959637081

Continuum:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/continuum-wpb-arts-2017-tickets-30329032954?aff=es2
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/continuumwpb/?fref=ts

Art Palm Beach:

https://www.facebook.com/ArtPalmBeach/?fref=ts

Art Synergy

https://www.facebook.com/artsynergypbc/

Art Synergy Art Guide

https://www.facebook.com/PalmBeachArtWeek2017/

The Box Gallery

https://www.facebook.com/TheBoxGalleryFL/

UNLEASHED ( New Arts Venue )

https://www.facebook.com/NewArtsVenue/

 

Instagram:

Art Palm Beach
https://www.instagram.com/artpalmbeachfair/
Art Synergy
https://www.instagram.com/artsynergypbc/
The Box Gallery
https://www.instagram.com/theboxgalleryfl/
UNLEASHED ( New Arts Venue )
https://www.instagram.com/newartsvenue/
Continuum
https://www.instagram.com/continuumwpbarts/

Twitter:

Art Palm Beach
https://twitter.com/ArtPalmBeach
Art Synergy
https://twitter.com/artsynergypbc
The Box Gallery
https://twitter.com/TheBoxGalleryFL
UNLEASHED ( New Arts Venue )
https://twitter.com/NewArtsVenue
Continuum
https://twitter.com/ContinuumWPB

 

Art Synergy is a 501 (c) 3, not for profit arts organization founded in 2013. The fruit of the labors of Rolando Chang Barrero, Craig McInnis and Freddy Hennevelt grew out of the original Think Tank,. It has flourished through grassroots efforts beginning with a partnership with Art Palm Beach.  Currently, Rolando Chang Barrero, President and Ilene Gruber Adams, Vice President are managing the organization along with the support of many artists and art lovers in the community. Volunteers and board members are always welcome.

 

By March 2017, Art Synergy will have organized 6 juried exhibition that have provided Florida based artists to have their work seen, and collected by national and international collectors and art patrons. Also, Art Synergy assists nine Florida art districts organize, promote and market over 65 exhibitions in each year throughout the Palm Beach and Martin County durning Art Palm Beach week which was initiated January 2014.

 

 

The nine art districts are: Antique Row Art District,Boynton Beach Art District,Delray Art Art District,Lake ParkArt District,North Palm Beach Art District,Lake Worth Art District,Northwood Village Art District,West Palm Beach Art District,Palm Beach Art District.

 

 

In 2016 Art Synergy was classified as a 501 (c) 3 not for profit arts organization which will allow for contributions and donations to a fund currently being created to allow needy families join experiential cultural experiences. This was possible because of the generosity of David and Lee Ann Lester of Next Level Fairs who donate exhibition spaces (Booths) at 2 of the Next Level Fairs: Art Palm Beach and Art Boca Raton.

 

 

ART SYNERGY is a countywide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of our vibrant arts community. ART SYNERGY’s future goals include events that will happen periodically throughout the year, the addition of more participating art districts, and initiatives that help unify the many diverse art entities, and talented artists that Palm Beach County has to offer. With the help of local CRAs, Public Arts Departments, the DDA in WPB and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County (to name a few), ART SYNERGY has only one place to go… onward and upward.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIST OF EVENTS and SPONSORS

Highlights include:

 

WEDNESDAY JAN.18.2017

ART PALM BEACH VIP RECEPTION

ART SYNERGY IV EXHIBITION AT ART PALM BEACH

AFTER PARTY AT CITY PLACE

THURSDAY JAN.19.2017

ART PALM BEACH

ART SYNERGY IV EXHIBITION AT ART PALM BEACH

CONTINUUM: Opening: V.I.P. Black Tie & Sneakers Fundraiser

NORTON MUSEUM OF ART: A CLOSER LOOK/THE MANTLEPIECE, 1926    http://www.norton.org

THE KRAVIS CENTER: NORMANDIE  http://www.kravis.org

FRIDAY JAN.20.2017

ART PALM BEACH

ART SYNERGY IV EXHIBITION AT ART PALM BEACH

THE BOX GALLERY: ART FLORIDA 2017 THE CURATORS CHOICE

SOCIETY OF THE FOUR ARTS: MARGUERITE  http://www.fourarts.org

SATURDAY JAN.21.2017

ART PALM BEACH

ART SYNERGY IV EXHIBITION AT ART PALM BEACH

UNLEASHED ART FAIR: THE ALTERNATIVE ART FAIR

Courtesy of New Arts Venue ( Installation: Salt Art by Giannina Coppiano Dwin )

BENZAITEN CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS: RICK EGGERT VISITING ARTISTS  www.benzaitencenter.org

LAKE WORTH ART WALK  http://www.lakewortharts.com/

MARTIN COUNTY OPEN STUDIO TOUR  http://www.mcost.org

JF GALLERY 6TH ANNUAL ART EXHIBIT  www.jfgallery.com

SUNDAY JAN.22.2017

 

ART PALM BEACH

ART SYNERGY IV EXHIBITION AT ART PALM BEACH

WHITESPACE COLLECTION BRUNCH AND VIEWING: XXX-PHOTO  www.whitespacecollection.com

SOCIETY OF THE FOUR ARTS: VERONA QUARTET  www.fourarts.org

MARTIN COUNTY OPEN STUDIO TOUR http://www.mcost.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Synergy, Administrative  Office

811 Belvedere Road

West Palm Beach,Florida 33405

Email: ArtSynergyPBC@gmail.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com    561.537.0291

17019 SW Sapri Way    Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Free Martin County Studio Tour Highlights Twenty Three Artists January 21 & 22

Martin County is home to working studios featuring art by both internationally renowned and local artists working side by side, inspiring each other. The First Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour will take place on the weekend of January 21-22, 2017. “New Realms of Working Spaces” will introduce Martin County artists to regional patrons of the arts and provide an intimate look inside the working studio space of local artists. The MCOST event will be open at no charge to the public. The tour has already enlisted artists working in fiber, ceramics, mixed media, oil, and textured painting.   The Rickie Report shares the details of the 23 studios and urges you to MARK your CALENDARS!

 

 

First Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour

January 21-22, 2017

9:00 am – 4:00 pm Daily  

FREE

 

 

 

 

martincountyphototasticcollage-2016-11-18-09-26-14

 

 

This event provides the public with a rare opportunity to meet local artists and to explore a wide variety of art forms. The tour has already enlisted artists working in fiber, ceramics, mixed media, oil, and textured painting. The Open Studio Tour will invite our local community to view the private space where an artist creates their work. This will foster new connections between artists and their community. Promotion of the event will bring a broad audience to view artists’ work. And collectors can buy directly from the artists at their studios.

 

martincountystudiotour2017pg1-studiolocations

 

martincountypg2-studiolocations

 

 

 

martincountygomez

Eduardo Gomez at work

 

 

 

 

 

Many artists will be performing demonstrations of their techniques at various times during the event. The varied media, time for personal exchange, and unique setting ensure this will be an exceptional opportunity for both artists and patrons. The MCOST event is non-profit and will be open at no charge to the public.

 

martin-countychrisklingpaintingportraitdemo

Chris Kling Giving a Live Portrait Demonstration

 

 

 

martincounty15163978_1729153674072870_8461473563285651456_n

 

 

martincountyestherkelly

Elizabeth Esther Kelly at her loom

 

Tour Brochures will be available at many Martin County Locations, including: Martin County Arts, Martin County Libraries, Elliot Museum, Stuart Art and Supply, Fish House Art Center.

 

 

martincuuntybarletta

Lynn Barletta at the easel

 

 

 

For more information & list of brochure locations go to:  http://www.MCOST.org

Thank You To Our Sponsors:

martincountysponsorpage

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

17019 SW Sapri Way  Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com    561-537-0291

First Annual Martin County Studio Tour Offers An Intimate Look Into Artist’s Working Spaces

The First Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour will take place on the weekend of January 21-22, 2017.  “New Realms of Working Spaces” will introduce Martin County artists to regional patrons of the arts and provide an intimate look inside the working studio space of local artists.  The MCOST event will be open at no charge to the public. The tour has already enlisted artists working in fiber, ceramics, mixed media, oil, and textured painting.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to MARK your CALENDARS!

 

 

 

First Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour

January 21-22, 2017

9:00 am – 4:00 pm Daily

 

 

 

martincountyphototasticcollage-2016-11-18-09-26-14

 

This event provides the public with a rare opportunity to meet local artists and to explore a wide variety of art forms. The tour has already enlisted artists working in fiber, ceramics, mixed media, oil, and textured painting.  The Open Studio Tour will invite our local community to view the private space where an artist creates their work. This will foster new connections between artists and their community. Promotion of the event will bring a broad audience to view artists’ work. And collectors can buy directly from the artists at their studios.

 

 

Many artists will be performing demonstrations of their techniques at various times during the event. The varied media, time for personal exchange, and unique setting ensure this will be an exceptional opportunity for both artists and patrons.  The MCOST event is non-profit and will be open at no charge to the public.

 

Martin County is home to working studios featuring art by both internationally renowned and local artists working side by side, inspiring each other. Participating artists include: Maria Aguirre, Karen Angstadt, Lynne Barletta, Mallo Bisett, Lynne Cohen, Judy Coffman, Diane Concepcion, Suzanne Connors, Cristina de la Vega, Torenzo Gann, Jean Gauger, Eduardo Gomez, Lorrie Gross, Helen Kagan, Elizabeth Esther Kelly, Chris Kling, Mia Lindberg, Maria Miele, Susan Mottice, Danuta Rothschild, Candy Walsh and Lisa P. Young

 

Tour Brochures will be available at many Martin County Locations, including: Martin County Arts, Martin County Libraries, Elliot Museum, Stuart Art and Supply, Fish House Art Center.

martincounty15163978_1729153674072870_8461473563285651456_n

For more information & list of brochure locations go to the event website: http://www.MCOST.org

 

Thank You To Our Sponsors:

 

 

martincountyartscouncil_logo2010

 

martincounty543503_325076340899242_455688476_n

 

 

martincountysccomain_new

 

martincountyb26b570e9b35cfc8ce00539eb35256ab

 

 

 

 

martincounty14914909_10207568431232776_416560454_n

 

martincountytwistedlogo

 

 

 

 

martincountyform_uploads%2f4887710%2fc50652e3-4ed9-4755-ab9f-a2941a6dbfb1%2f7-vsoalogoforads

 martincountystuart_tcpnodc-2

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

17019 SW Sapri Way  Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com    561-537-0291

Check Out Sales, Activities And Workshops At Port Salerno Mosaics Studio In Downtown Stuart

Port Salerno Mosaic Studio in downtown Stuart sells mosaic art and offers classes.  In addition to the monthly “Intro to Mosaic Workshops”, there is a line up of Visiting Instructors and special events!  Don’t miss Martin Cheek’s “Working with fusions in mosaics” in February ( sign up now)! Port Salerno Mosaic Studio is being featured as the ‘Artists in Residency’ at the Ground Floor Farm in downtown Stuart for the months of December and January.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  What a great gift certificate idea!!!

 

portsalernomosaicstudiocropped

 

PORT SALERNO MOSAIC STUDIO

208 West Ocean Blvd. Stuart, Fl

732.804.4715

 

 

 

Diane Concepcion

Asia Booth

Francesco Delorme

 

portsalernomosaicsks_publicity_13

 A  FEW  SPACES  STILL OPEN:

FEBRUARY 11& 12, 2017

WORKSHOP WITH:   MARTIN  CHEEK

 

INTERNATIONALLY  KNOWN MOSAIC ARTIST

 

Don’t miss the opportunity to work with one of the masters in the mosaic community!  Martin Cheek ‘s Workshop,”Working with fusions in mosaics”.  He has been teaching for over 20 years and is the author of several bestselling books. Martin Cheek incorporates his own glass fusions into his mosaic art and will share that process during the 11-12 February workshop at the studio. There are a few spaces still available!  To Register Call Diane: 732 804-4715

 

portsalernomosaicmartincheek_-event92

Martin Cheek

 

 

About This Workshop:

 

The course will include lots of hands on work creating a mosaic, practical demonstrations, slide show presentations and individual instruction.  Glass cutting, mosaic techniques and design elements will be covered. We’ll work on a 12″x12″ substrate. Students should come prepared with their own image or can choose from a number of images that will be available. Instruction will be provided to incorporate Martin’s original handmade glass fusions.  Fusions will be used in combination with traditional glass (smalti, vitreous glass, millefiori and stained glass.  Class is $385 plus $60 materials ( includes choice of 4oz. of Martin’s fusions, or a mix of fusions, millefiori or small gold leaf).  You may also have martin create a specific one-of-a-kind fusion for your piece. The deadline to make that request is January 1st.

 

portsalernomosaicsmcwork

Martin Cheek Workshop

 

 

 

NEW!  

‘ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY’ AT GROUND FLOOR FARM

 

Port Salerno Mosaic Studio is being featured as the ‘Artists in Residency’ at the Ground Floor Farm in downtown Stuart for the months of December and January. The Ground Floor Farm is a community farm, that promotes all thing community. 

 

groundfloorfarmimagebykatielong-3

Ground Floor Farm (Image courtesy of Katie Long)

 

 

 

About Ground Floor Farm:

Our aim is to help grow a more dynamic and resilient town through food, art, and fun. We are part (sub)urban farm, part experimental kitchen workshop, part arts and events venue, part banquet hall, part open-source community space. Yes, those are a lot of things for one business to be. 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.

 

The Port Salerno Mosaic Studio will be displaying and selling artwork as well as offering a special ‘Stepping Stone’ Workshop on Jan 8th. For more information see the links below.

 

 

 

For more information about Ground Floor Farm:

Wednesday Farm Stand: Wednesdays 3-7 pm at the farm

Stuart Green Market: Sundays 9 am-1 pm at City Hall

Food, Bar, and Fun at the Farm:  Wednesdays 5-10 pm | Thursdays 5-10 pm | Fridays 5pm-12am

 Call:  (772) 600-4230

EMAIL: CREW@GROUNDFLOORFARM.COM

ADDRESS:
100 SE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD STUART FL 34994

 

 

 

For more information about Port Salerno Mosaic Studio:

Contact Diane dtc148@yahoo.com

Sign up for the newsletter~

You can usually find Diane and Asia in the studio Tuesday through Friday from 10:30-4:30pm or every other Saturday (calling in advance is recommended).

Call: 732 804-4715

Check out the studio Facebook page for a look at the artwork being created by Diane, Asia and their students. https://www.facebook.com/PSMosaicStudio

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com     561-537-0291

Downtown Stuart Craft Festival Features Original Handmade Crafts, Functional Art And Unique Gift Items

The 17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair returns October 15 – 16, 2016, with the finest artists and skilled crafters in the country. This two-day juried craft showcase will feature diverse craft media and styles with broad appeal. The prices will be suitable to all budgets and range from as little as $3 to $3,000. Admission is free and open to the public. The exhibitors, present for the duration of the festival, will line Osceola Street in Downtown. They welcome the opportunity to discuss their work and creative process. Partial proceeds from this very popular festival benefit the Stuart Main Street Programs. The Rickie Report shares the details and highlights three of the nationally award winning artists in attendance: Karen Massengill, Joni Berte and  Stephanie Pollack.

 

 

haestuartoct2016downtown_stuart_craft_festival_-_flyer

 

 

 

17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair

October 15 – 16, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart

Navigational Address: 26 SW Osceola Street, Stuart, FL 34994

To Support the Arts, the Local Community and the Stuart Main Street Programs

Free and open to the public

 

INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts
  • Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 100 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused  glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Stuart Main Street Program

American Craft Endeavors, the producer of this show, and Howard Alan Events bring a number of festivals to historic Downtown Stuart each year. These highly anticipated art events are popular because of the vast array of quality handmade items and art on display as well as the number of leading national artists and crafters showcased at each festival.

 

Original Handmade Crafts – Functional Art – Affordable Prices – Unique Gift Items

 

MEET THE ARTISTS:

Karen Massengill
Palm City, Florida
Painting

 

haestuartoct2016karen-massengill-3

Painting by Karen Massengill

 

 

When she was very young, Karen knew she wanted to be a painter. Pencils and crayons were constant companions as her family moved literally around the world, which is where she was inspired. She earned a BA at  Florida State University, but was sidetracked by the demands of family and the steady income of a nursing career. Her husband’s sudden death in 1995 changed everything. At first a distraction from grief, painting and the childhood dream of being an artist reasserted itself. To revitalize her skills she attended workshops taught by world-class artists including Carl Dalio, Janet Rodgers, Jim Kosvanec and many others.

 Karen has achieved great success on the art show circuit, winning numerous show awards and being selected as show poster artist five times.

 

 

haestuartoct2016karen-massengill-1

Painting by Karen Massengill

 

 

Her painting “Summer Light” appeared on the cover of the Summer,1998 Watercolor Magic national publication. Prestigious honors bestowed on her work include Birds in Art (four times) in both watercolor and oil Arts for the Parks with watercolor entries in both the top 100 and top 200, signature status with both the Florida Watercolor Society and the Society of Animal Artists. Her work has been purchased by the Leigh Yawkee Woodson Art Museum as well as numerous corporations. Recently, teaching workshops and private lessons has become a enjoyable extension of her career.  Visit http://www.karenleffelmassengill.com/ for more information.

 

 

 

Joni Berte
Jewelry
Jensen Beach, Florida

 

haestuartoct2016joni-berte-3

Day of the Dead design by Joni Berte

 

“I believe that art is Food for the Soul! Self-expression is paramount to the artist and the drive to create is as impossible to stop as a runaway train. For the past few years I have focused on Day of the Dead art, and have developed a unique style (Lines & Micro-Dots) that is the hallmark of my pieces. While many of my Day of the Dead designs, particularly those found on my Sugar Skull masks, are typical of the genre, my execution is of the highest quality — especially in the areas of line detail and color”. 

 

haestuartoct2016joni-berte-1

Art by Joni Berte

 

“I am currently working on Steam-Punk Masks, Mixed Media Assemblage Art, and Personal Shrines. 
 
Contact me via coopercat44@hotmail.com or check out my website for Custom Sugar Skull Mask Orders!”

 

Stephanie Pollack
Watercolor
Port St. Lucie, Florida

 

haestuartoct2016stephanie-pollack-1

Artwork by Stephanie Pollack

 

 

“I am an award-winning, Florida watercolor artist who loves to make people feel happy with my bright colors and up-lifting themes! 

I began art lessons at the age of 12 with the Director of Ford Motor Company in Michigan and then went on to study at Texas Woman’s University, North Texas State and Wayne State University. I’ve also attended workshops in Florida and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico”.  



 

haestuartoct2016stephanie-pollack-2

Artwork by Stephanie Pollack

 

 

“In 1984, I began showing my work professionally at local art festivals. Today I participate in more than 20 festivals around the country, teach workshops as well as showcase my work in galleries from New York to Key West.  Contact me at:  stephpollack@yahoo.com Art will be available for purchase at the Stuart Craft Festival.”

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

 

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

 

 

For additional information on the 17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit :

www.artfestival.com
info@artfestival.com

561-746-6615

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291