Sandhill Cove 5th Annual Indoor Art Sale And Show Features Professional Artists And Artisans on Saturday, February 24th Free Admission And Parking

Enjoy a FREE juried indoor Art Sale and Show with Professional Artists on Saturday, February 24th at Sandhill Cove Retirement Living.  Their facility was so packed last year, that this year they added a tent to allow even MORE artists to participate! 10% of all sales will benefit Helping People Succeed. Free parking. The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 


 

For more details:

 

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

 

 

 

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Hobe Sound Fine Arts League Offers 4 Day Workshop With Kathleen Conover, “Watercolor: From Chaos to Order”. Open to Non-Members

The Hobe Sound Arts League is offering a special 4 day workshop with renowned watercolor artist, Kathleen Conover.  “Watercolor: from Chaos to Order” will enhance your watercolor skills.  The Workshop takes place March 14 – 17th.  Register NOW, as there are only 14 spots open!  This is open to non-members and the general public.  The Rickie Report shares the details.  This is another artist networking opportunity we hope you will take advantage of!

 

 

Hobe Sound Fine Arts League
8879 SE Bridge Road   Hobe Sound, FL 33455

 

4 Day Workshop

KATHLEEN  CONOVER

“WATERCOLOR:  FROM  CHAOS  TO  ORDER”

 

Wednesday thru Saturday, March 14 – 17, 2018

Hobe Sound Fine Arts League
8879 SE Bridge Road   Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Cost is $400/ non-members   $360/ members

14 Seats Available!

“Poppy Parade” by Kathleen Conover

 

Kathleen shares, “Starting a painting with color, texture, gestural marks and layers may seem like “chaos”, but it delivers vital energy that is both fun and intuitive. Great design and composition are the elements that bring “order” to the rich start and turn your painting into an attention-getting and expressive finish. Applying strong design and compositional skills are the focus. Beginner or advanced, you are encouraged to discover and explore your unique expression and personal imagery in realism, abstraction or non-objective”.

KATHLEEN CONOVER’S MATERIALS LIST:  www.kathleenconover.com


To sign up, or for more information, call or email:

Linda Hirvonen

 772-291-3041 (cell)
772-546-2946 (studio)
lindahirvonen@hotmail.com

 

 

About the Hobe Sound Arts League:

Our mission is to foster, assist, and encourage creative fine arts. Our membership is made up, not only of the exhibiting professional and amateur artists, but of those who appreciate art and the league’s endeavors.

Location:    The Market Place at Hobe Sound (between WinnDixie and Scooter’s restaurant)

8879 SE Bridge Road, Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Call  772.546.2946. Email: hobesoundartists@att.net

Demonstrations by local well known artists at each meeting, follow-up workshops, weekly art classes in drawing, colored pencils, water colors, oils and acrylics. Call gallery for more information.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/HSFAL/about

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arts Council Of Martin County’s ArtsFest 2018 Blossoms For 31st Year In Stuart, February 10 -11. Includes Visual And Performing Arts For All Ages

How do you produce one of the most successful art and music festivals in the entire southeast for 31 years running? Well, if you’re the Arts Council of Martin County you do it by tweaking and improving and listening to feedback so that ArtsFest blossoms into an event that no one on the Treasure Coast wants to miss! This year ArtsFest 2018, which takes place on February 10-11, offers innovative additions and returning favorites to ensure another blockbuster of a weekend.  The Rickie Report shares the details (Cracker, Stuart CHOPPED, wand building at the Kids Zone, Comedy, Live Music, Puppetry, Live Entertainment, and SO MUCH MORE!)

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday and Sunday,  February 10 & 11

10 am – 5pm  Both Days

Memorial Park  Stuart, FL

300 SE Ocean Blvd    Stuart, FL 34994

Tickets:  ArtsFestStuart.org

“Cracker”

 

Excitement spread fast with news that Cracker will appear on February 10. The duet’s co-founders Lowery and Hickman have a quarter century’s worth of hit music and sold-out live performances. Special guests Abby Owens and Big Pine open the show at 6pm.   Advanced tickets can be purchased online at ArtsFestStuart.Eventbrite.com or at Earthtones, 43 S.W. Osceola Street in downtown Stuart.

 

 

Stuart CHOPPED, Jake Reynolds, 2017 CHOPPED Winner

 

That event with good taste, Stuart CHOPPED, returns for its fourth annual Culinary Challenge! Sponsors include The Arts Council and Paul Nunley, Financial Advisor. Chefs scheduled to appear include Jose Peralta of Chef’s Table, Jason Maldonado of Ellie’s Deli and Cody Harvey of The Gafford.  Enjoy watching these masters of cuisine compete, preparing a gourmet meal from a mystery basket of ingredients, much like the popular TV show Chopped.

The preliminary is Saturday at 11 a.m.

The final showdown Sunday at 11 a.m.

 

Kids Zone

 

The wizarding world of Harry Potter takes over PNC Community & Kids Zone, with wand-building workshops, spell classes and more.  

Also for kids of all ages, Duck in the Truck will return with puppet-making mastery.

Atlantic Classical Orchestra will also charm the young ones with instruments made from everyday items.

You’ll laugh out loud at an updated presentation of “Friends Welcome,” which was an undisputed hit last year on the Literary Village stage. “Friends Welcome,

The One with All the Boxes,” will be performed at 1 p.m. both days.

Daily performances include Florida Aerial Dance and Circus Arts, a Tai Chi workshop with Floridians Fighting Falls on Saturday, and a Poi workshop with

Spread the Flow on Sunday starting at 10:30AM.

Among the other live performers, you won’t want to miss Main Stage acts include Ben Childs and the Wails, The Melinda Elena Band, The String Assassins, and more!

Over on the Literary Village Stage, singer/songwriters Deal James, Xander James, and Summer Gill and Eliza Novella will be holding forth.

ArtsFest takes place along East Ocean Boulevard and in Memorial Park, Stuart

 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on February 10-11

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the gate.

Call 772-287-6676 or visit www.martinarts.org for more information

 

 

 

 

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Call To Artists For “Quick Draw” For 5th Annual Plein Air Festival On March 4th. Cash Prize Awards And Public Invited

Call to Artists! Plein Air Quick Draw applications are now being accepted for Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Flagler Park in Stuart, Florida.   Artists will have 2 hours to paint “en plein air”. Artists will then present their works on their easels for judging by Nancy Tankersley, last year’s Grand Prize winner, and prizes will be awarded. Awards include cash and prizes worth almost $2,000 total for all awards, first place is $500 cash, second is $150, and third is $50. The public can come and watch the artists paint, and then have the opportunity to purchase the paintings on the spot, after the judging.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUICK   DRAW   APPLICATIONS   BEING   ACCEPTED  NOW!

SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2018

9 AM – 2 PM

FLAGLER PARK

201 SW Flagler Ave.    Stuart, FL 34994

FREE FOR PUBLIC TO WATCH ARTISTS/ PURCHASE ARTWORK

 

 

 

Call to Artists! Plein Air Quick Draw applications are now being accepted. Event is Sunday, March 4, 2018, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a new location – Flagler Park in Stuart, Florida. Artists should fill out an application (available online at www.PleinAirLAC.org). Cost is $40 to apply. Or they can come between 8 and 9 am to register and get their canvas stamped. Artists will have 2 hours to paint “en plein air”.

 

Artists will then present their works on their easels for judging by Nancy Tankersley, last year’s Grand Prize winner, and prizes will be awarded at 12 noon. Awards include cash and prizes worth almost $2,000 total for all awards, first place is $500 cash, second is $150, and third is $50. The public can come and watch the artists paint, and then have the opportunity to purchase the paintings on the spot, after the judging, until 2pm.

 

 

 

For more information please visit:   www.PleinAirLAC.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17th Annual Hobe Sound Festival Of The Arts Features 250+ Artists To Line Dixie Highway February 3 -4, 2018

Hobe Sound will welcome the nation’s top artists and skilled artisans for the 17th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts on February 3 and 4th.  The free outdoor exhibit features hundreds of gallery-style booths filled with every medium of fine art lining Dixie Highway.  This juried art fair and vetted craft fair brings over 250 artists for the weekend event.  Hobe Sound’s very own watercolor award winning artist, Amber M. Moran has created a unique and original painting for the annual Commemorative Poster.  This event is presented by the Martin Health System, hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce and produced by Howard Alan Events.The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

17th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

Saturday, February 3rd

&

Sunday, February 4th

 

10 am – 5 pm Both Days

 

11954 SE Dixie Highway  Hobe Sound, FL 33445

Free and open to the public

 Josh Fradis’ Handblown Glass Undersea Creatures

 

 

Festival At-A-Glance:

  • Free Admission

  • Produced by Howard Alan Events

  • Juried outdoor showcase

  • Original Art

  • Handmade in America

  • 250+ exhibitors from throughout Florida and the United States

  • Prices set to suit all budgets

  • All artists are on site for duration of festival

  • Friendly, well-behaved pets on leashes welcome

  • Green Market

  • Free Parking and trolly available at Pine School 12350 SE Federal Highway 

  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 “Ladies” by NYC Artist John Cheng

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 33-years established company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Alexandria, VA; Aspen, CO; Sarasota, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation.

Please visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

Handcrafted earrings by Marilyn Hodges

 

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Internationally Collected Artist, Guy Coheleach’s Wildlife Exhibit Coming to Court House Arts Center In Stuart

Few art exhibits offered by the Arts Council of Martin County generate such excitement and high attendance figures as those of local wildlife artist Guy Coheleach. The Court House Cultural Center is always delighted to exhibit his award-winning work, joining other prestigious showcases such as the National Collection of Fine Art, the White House, the Corcoran Gallery and the Royal Ontario Museum in offering the magnificent art to the public.  The Opening Reception takes place Friday, February 2. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. When you experience the grandeur and beauty of Coheleach’s work, you’ll understand why he is honored and widely-recognized as a truly exceptional artist. The Exhibit continues through April 10, 2018.  In addition to Visual Arts Exhibits, The Arts Council of Martin County offers FREE  Sunset Concerts at the Gallery the Second Tuesday of each month from October through May at 5:30 pm.  The next one is February 13th!

 

 

 

 

 

Courthouse Cultural Art Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd    Stuart, FL

772.287.6676           www.MartinArts.org

The Arts Council of Martin County  Presents:

 

 

 

GUY   COHELEACH

WILDLIFE  ART  EXHIBIT

Opening Reception:

Friday, February 2, 2018

 

5:30 – 7 PM

A Donation of $5 in support of our exhibitions and programs is requested.

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd     Stuart, FL 34994

Gallery Hours:  Tuesday through Friday  10 am – 4 pm   Saturday  11 am – 2 pm

 

Exhibition Continues Through April 10, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Few art exhibits offered by the Arts Council of Martin County generate such excitement and high attendance figures as those of local wildlife artist Guy Coheleach.  Whether you’re seeing the work of Guy Coheleach for the first time or returning to enjoy the visual results of his years of experience with animals in the wild, you’ll find this one of the season’s most exciting art events.

 

 

“Not So Merry Go Round” by Guy Coheleach

Coheleach’s paintings have received the Society of Animal Artists’ Award of Excellence an impressive eight times. This prestigious honor is awarded by curators and professors of fine art from museums and universities across America.  He also received the celebrated Master Artist Medal from the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in 1983, one of only nine artists both living and dead so honored at the time. When you experience the grandeur and beauty of Coheleach’s work, you’ll understand why he is honored and widely-recognized as a truly exceptional artist.

 

“The Sneak” by Guy Coheleach

 

 

The Court House Cultural Center is always delighted to exhibit his award-winning work, joining other prestigious showcases such as the National Collection of Fine Art, the White House, the Corcoran Gallery and the Royal Ontario Museum in offering the magnificent art to the public.  In 1995, Coheleach’s collection was hosted by the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh and in 1996 by the Newark Museum.  PBS and other national television networks have aired films citing Coheleach’s work and publications such as Reader’s Digest, Saturday Evening Post, National Wildlife and Wildlife Arts News are just a few of the media that have discussed his talent and contributions to the world of art.

 

 

 

“Cooling Off” by Guy Coheleach

 

Coheleach is a frequent traveler to U.S. National Parks, Alaska, Europe, South America and Africa to gather visual reference for his painting. His exciting adventures include being run down by an elephant in Zambia.  Philanthropic as well as artistic, his endowment provides approximately six full scholarships to the School of Wildlife Management annually for needy students.  You will be able to personally experience the mastery of Guy Coheleach at the Court House Cultural Center from February 2-April 10, 2018. An exciting opening reception from 5:30-7 p.m. on February 2 will set the tone for an inspirational and compelling exhibit.

 

 

“Lion Matchbook” by Guy Coheleach

 

SUNSET  CONCERTS AT THE GALLERY:

Tuesdays at 5:30 pm    Free and Open to the Public

February 13: Treasure Coast Flute Choir  Lindsay Hagar, Director

March 13:  Treasure Coast Community Singers  Doug Jewett, Director

April 10:  Stuart School of Music  Cindy Kessler, Director

May 8:  Treasure Coast Youth Symphony   Tom Servinsky, Director

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits and events please visit:

The Arts Council 

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

www.MartinArts.org

 

 

 

 

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Helen Kagan’s Colorful Artwork Brings Joy And Positivity – Visit Her Open Studio January 20th and 21st

What makes Helen Kagan‘s artwork stand out? Her paintings are colorful with spiritual messages embedded in them. Just viewing them simply makes your brain think with more positivity! Helen is one of the professional artists participating in the Martin County Open Studio Tour on Saturday, January 20th and Sunday, January 21st. The tour is Free and Open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Helen’s artistry. 

 

 

THE   HEALING   ARTS   OF   HELEN   KAGAN

 

 

Photo of Helen Kagan in her Studio

 

 

Helen Kagan’s artwork is more than dots of brush strokes of paint on a canvas. The intentions with which she paints (for positivity, for spiritual healing, acceptance of one’s situation, increased energy) embeds symbols that are meaningful not only to Helen but to the viewer ( though the viewer may not be as aware of them). A secret message? Perhaps. It is Helen’s way to manifest her deep belief in healing arts as part of the whole-world and whole-person view. And for those who dismiss these notions, it is OK to just love the colorful images and enjoy looking at them!

Helen shares her mission in this informative video:

https://youtu.be/c7kHX1CXTmk

WRBiTV Interview “Healing Arts” in Healthcare (June, 2017)

 

 

Helen tells us, “ I believe art heals. A holistic therapist and artist for over 25 years, I’ve developed a unique technique and style “Healing Arts” which is a vehicle for emotional, physical, mental and spiritual well-being, and can enhance healing to those in need. Coming from a family of scientists I’ve been always fascinated by the left and right brain relationship which led me to study many things – from mathematics and science to psychology, therapy and healing to fine art, and finally led to create my unique venue “Healing Arts”. It reflects my own deep view on Life, a desire to bridge Realities and heal the Past. Communicating on subliminal levels, my art delivers this message through positive intentionality and healing frequencies of color, which brings you in touch with your own Journey”.

Helen works in oil and acrylic and has been experimenting with mixed media. Her canvases are influenced by impressionism, and expressionism. They are bold, passionate, colorful, vibrant, all intuitive. She shares, “I believe art is a catalyst for healing individuals, society and the environment. I believe in the inter-connectedness of mind, body and spirit. I believe that now, more than ever, the World needs the positive energy and spiritually-based intentions, beliefs and values”.

 

“Big Apple I Love New York!” by Helen Kagan

Helen Kagan, PhD. was born in a cold Siberian winter in what then was the USSR. She grew up in a Communist State where oppression and control were a daily reality. Underlying it all, her beliefs, values, and a great respect for freedom to express yourself persevered. In 1991 her quest for freedom led her to the US, where she brought her Jewish heritage, a few graduate degrees, and an unending thirst to explore the World and its meaning.

 

Mainly self-taught Helen has been painting for as long as she remembers, and since 2005 professionally. Her art is better experienced “in-person” due to live vibrations of bright colors, heavy textures, usually large size, and an overall charisma and liveliness. If you are a seeker on a Quest looking for a quintessential insight, a person who wants to embrace a healing power of art, or just wishing to feel better – you might find yourself on a Journey to discovering your inner strength, or you may find it rewarding to meditate with Helen’s works (which many people do…).

 

Helen Kagan’s “My Universe Third Eye Series Healing Chakras”

Dr. Kagan envisions her art to be placed in Medical Centers, Multicultural Centers, Buildings, Corporations, Hospitals, Libraries, Crisis Centers… Wherever it can enhance healing and promote well-being. Helen believes in inter-connectedness of mind, body and spirit. She shares the belief that art is a catalyst for healing individuals, society and the environment. She feels privileged to be among such visionary artists and is happy to share her beliefs about the healing power of art. Her vibrant healing art is a combined statement of all her beliefs.

 

 

 “Tales of My Life” by Helen Kagan

 

A globally acclaimed artist, Helen’s work has been published in local, national and international magazines, as well as art gallery books. She is currently involved with exciting work with an international span which is not ready for publication at this time. Her artistry has been featured in many online plus brick and mortar galleries including Saatchi, Fine Art America, BLINK, and is currently on display in galleries in FL, CA, NY, VT. She was named a “Collectible Artist 2016” by Brickell and Key Biscayne Magazines (“Dealer’s Dozen”, Dec. Issue 2016).

 

 

 

Helen has participated in over 50 Juried shows, local, national and international exhibitions, including SPECTRUM Art Basel (Miami), Art San Diego, Art Hamptons, Art EXPO (New York), Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, ART HOP (VT), CONTINUUM, Art Palm Beach Art Synergy, RAW , City Hall of Hollywood (FL) “Art in Public Places” 3-months display, and many others. Her “Healing Arts” have been awarded, featured in International Art Books & Catalogs; exhibited in NY, NJ, VT, WI, MN, AZ, MI, CA, and in many cities in FL – Miami, Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, Sarasota, Tequesta, West Palm Beach, Stuart, Hobe Sound, Palm City, Ft. Pierce, Jupiter, Vero Beach and others.

 

 

Formal Education:

2009-13 Holistic Studies. Certified Q-Gong, Psych-K, EFT Practitioner
2007-08 Master Results Coach, NLP Trainer certified by CH Companies
2001-05 Spiritual Counselor & Holistic Healer certified by IM School of Healing Arts, NYC
2001, 2006 – Certified Reiki Practitioner
1998-2000 Polarity Practitioner (RPP) & Wellness Educator, certified by National Polarity
1993-95 MSW, LCSW (NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker)
1988-90 MA in Psychology, St. Petersburg State University, Russia
1986-90 PhD in Science, St. Petersburg State University, Russia

 

 “Coming Back Home” by Helen Kagan

 

 

 

 

For more information about Helen’s Art:

www.helenkagan.com

phone: 917-855-1153

email: HelenKagan@yahoo.com

www.ArtSynergism.com
www.NYhealing.com
Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/helenkagan
Linked-In  https://www.linkedin.com/in/healer
Twitter –  https://twitter.com/HelenKagan
ArtStack –  https://theartstack.com/helen-kagan
Tumblr – https://www.tumblr.com/blog/healingarts
BlogSpot –  http://helenkaganhealingarts.blogspot.com/
Instagram –  https://www.instagram.com/helenkaganarts/
Pinterest –  https://www.pinterest.com/helenkagan/

Helen Kagan has over a dozen videos on You Tube

 

 

 

 

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3 Artists Showcased At “Florida Roots” Exhibit At Courthouse Cultural Arts Center In Stuart, FL

Did you know the arts pack a punch with $27 million impact in Martin County, FL?  The ARTS really MATTER!!  Located in downtown Stuart, FL,  The Arts Council of Martin County offers a wide variety of experiences for the public and for artists.  Currently,  “Florida Roots”, an exhibit showcasing the artworks of  Diane Richmond Hall, Donald Neal, and Delford Terry is not to be missed!  It is available until January 27th, at the Courthouse Cultural Arts Center so make time to stop by!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

Courthouse Cultural Art Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd    Stuart, FL

772.287.6676           www.MartinArts.org

The Arts Council of Martin County  Presents:

“FLORIDA    ROOTS”

Exhibit is available NOW through January 27th

 

 

 

 

Diane Richmond Hall

 

 

Diane Richmond Hall shares that her first artistic piece was acknowledged at age 5 years and she has not stopped since!  Encouraged by family members and teachers, she is primarily self-taught.  At age 12 she began experimenting with oil paints.  Her late husband, Ellis (aka “Sweet”) was her biggest fan.  She says, ” He encouraged me and enabled me to study with professionals in a few workshops in DC, Boston, Sarasota and Scottsdale, to hone my skills. He was very involved with my art, making canvases and doing art shows with me. If it wasn’t for him, I would not be at the level I am today. I have a 40-minute portrait sketch from life that I did of him. After the sitting, I didn’t continue to develop the painting because it shows his essence, spirit and personality. I didn’t want to lose that. While not a fully developed piece, it is my nod to “Sweet”. It will be the first art show I have done without him in 40 years”.

 

“Sharon” by Diane Richmond Hall

 

 

Raised in Bell Glade, FL, the isolation of the location gave her the time and freedom to explore her artistic side without too many distractions that she may have had in a bigger city.  Diane works 24 – 30 hours a week at her artistry.  She tells us, ” I’ve been thrilled to have been accepted in every juried show I have ever applied for. I’ve had the honor of receiving of Best in Show, Best in Painting, Poster Awards, Purchase Awards and Awards of Distinction etc. I feel truly blessed”.  Preferring to work in oils, her work has been published in art journals and national magazines.

 

“Five Easy Pieces” by Diane Richmond Hall

 

 

Diane returns to images of people and by extension people in reflective sunglasses.  She shares, “At an art show I was once asked if I was afraid of life. I replied, “no, what makes you ask that?” They said because I painted people hidden behind sunglasses. I said, “the simple answer is it isn’t anything that deep. By painting people in sunglasses, I get to paint two pictures in one.” And by the way, I paint people without glasses too.  It’s funny how often people try to figure out the deeper psychological and philosophical reasons behind artistic decisions when the artist may have just felt it was the natural thing to do, much like adding an ingredient to a recipe”.

 

 

 

Donald Neal

 

Donald Neal remembers being praised since his early childhood for his artistic talent. He was considered an art prodigy. When he was in 10th grade, he began thinking about college…”I knew I wanted to go to school to learn to be an even better artist. So I guess it was at that time I knew I wanted that as my career”. His earliest champions were two art teachers, Emanuel Garrett and Leroy Williams, who recognized his talent. His other mentors included Beanie Backus for a brief time and Rubin Hale. “When Emanuel Garrett took me to museums and such, it opened my world”.

“Da Vinci” by Donald Neal

 

 

 

Raised in Belle Glade, FL, there were not a lot of opportunities to learn from teachers so Donald used books and did a lot of self-study.  His parents were very artistic and did art when not working.  He works 16- 25 hours a week on his artistry.  Having won a few awards at juried art shows, Donald says ” The South Florida Cultural Consortium” was influential.  His work has been published  in art journals and national magazines.

 

“Death” by Donald Neal

 

 

Donald’s preferred subjects are women, nude paintings and sculpture.  Preferring clay as his medium, he says, ” I usually just begin with an idea and I know it is going to be changing as I go along. I enjoy that process the most. My best work has come from times I’ve messed up and corrected to be better than the first way”.  How does he choose his subject? ” I start off seeing a woman whose form I admire and then I start thinking of how to pose and render her”.

 

 

Delford Terry

 

Delford Terry recalls drawing feverishly at a very early age. Tom Prestopnik and Thomas Wetzl played significant roles in his artistic development as a young artist and advancing his college education.  Raised in Mile End St. Ann Jamaica, he says, “ I was inspired by the environment. Like, the river, fruits, landscape and ships… In the early 90’s  I lived in Indiantown Florida and it was there I was influence by the artist activities in high school and making art is a way out, especially when adjusting to a new environment. However, in 2010 I return to Jamaica and my palette and medium have changed, and I found aspirations to paint about Jamaica”.

 

“Pure Virginity” by Delford Terry

 

 

 

He continuously works in his sketch book and entered the 2016 the National Portrait Gallery’s Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition and made it to the semifinalist.  Delford ‘s work was featured in the Professional Artist Magazine ( December 2011 through January 2012) and Arc Magazine (Issue 4). November 2011 through January 2012 (Spotlight segment).

 

“Strange Fruit” by Delford Terry

 

 

Delford shares, “I think about the arrangements of things more often than the subject matter, because the subject is always there and I do not have to look far.  The pencil, paper, and colored dirt are what I use to lay the foundation of my work. These three basic elements bond human and cultural traditions. I feel connected to these fundamental substances. The historical radiation of these materials ground me in the resources of the past. However, I am not opposed to using other materials if they allow me to express the ideas I am exploring. With that said, I enjoy documenting my family and friends–from both Caribbean and American cultures–with common things that can be easily infused with metaphoric reference. Depicting my friends and family fills me with awe and wonder of not just the subject, but of the process. My goal is to communicate to the viewer a sense of wonder and to reveal some obscure observation to them through extreme realism in a celebratory manner. I strive to capture the emotional depth of my friends and family, and to paint them as I see them, their hopes, and their memories”.

 

Excerpts and quotes from MartinArtsMagazine Fall 2017. To read full interviews: https://issuu.com/martinarts/docs/martinarts_magazine_aug_25_issuu

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits and events please visit:

The Arts Council 

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

www.MartinArts.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

Free, Two-Day Open Studio Tour In Martin County Features Over 40 Artists And Wide Variety Of Media

The 2nd Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour takes place on Saturday, January 20 and Sunday, January 21st.  This FREE event is open to the public!  View art creations, art demonstrations and meet over 40 participating artists. Free Tour maps and Tour Guides are available at the Marker 23 Gallery, Arts Council of Martin County, Fish House Art Center, Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor, Stuart Art & Supply or download our free MCOST App.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Kudos to the Martin Artisans Guild! Artists supporting artists and bringing the public to see how it is created!

 

 

ANNOUNCES:

 

MARTIN COUNTY OPEN STUDIO TOUR

Saturday, January 20 and Sunday, January 21st.  

This FREE event is open to the public!

For more information:

mcopenstudiotour@gmail.com

mcost.org

MAP WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE ON OUR FREE DOWNLOADABLE APP:

 

 

MARTIN COUNTY OPEN STUDIO TOUR

THIS YEAR THE TOUR MAP HAS BEEN DIVIDED INTO 3 SEPARATE MAPS:

 SOME ARTISTS WILL BE SHARING THE SAME LOCATION: 

 

 

 

North County: Stuart, Sewalls Point and Jensen Beach

Alex Murray
Laura Kay Darvil
Julia Kelly
Mimi McCallum
Barbara Lapham: Jensen Art Cottages
Sally Eckman Roberts: Jensen Art Cottages
Karen Leffel-Massengill: Jensen Art Cottages
Jillane Heveron: Jensen Art Cottages
Mia Lindberg
Sharon Ferina
Val Lally- Note address correction tour book
Eduardo Gomez

Mid County: Stuart

Maria Miele Next to Gafford’s Downtown
Jim Dirks: Stuart Stained Glass
Chris Kling: Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor
Rosalind Neilen: Stuart Art & Supply
Sally Pearson: Stuart Art & Supply
Barb Bucci: Stuart Art & Supply ( James J Dimartis Collection)
Cristina De la Vega
Petey Cox: Cristina De la Vega
Shelia Geoffrion
Marc Cohen: Cohen Studios
Lynne Cohen: Cohen Studios
Brenda Leigh
Chad Periman- Note address correction in Tour Guide
Helen Kagan: will need to call at gate for access

South County: Palm City, Port Salerno and Hobe Sound

Kim Rody
Mallo Bisset
Tepa Charles: with Mallo Bisset
Alice Laputka: Visionary School of Art
Lynne Barletta: Visionary School of Art
Alexandra Trejo: Visionary School of Art/ Martin Artisans Guild Sponsored Student Artist
Geoffrey Smith
Lorrie Goss: Lisa P Young Studio
Lisa P Young: Lisa P Young Studio
Clair Brunetti: Lisa P Young Studio
Duane Hatfield
Deborah Elaine: with Duane Hatfield
Jeffrey Mush: Marker 23 Gallery
Robert Bennett: Fish House Art Center
Jean Gauger: Aya Fiber Studio at Fish House Art Center
Suzanne Connors: Aya Fiber Studio at Fish House Art Center
Gail Naomi: Fish House Art Center
Sean McGraw: Hobe Sound

 

 

About Martin County Artisan Guild:

Our Mission
Out mission is to organize and promote artists’ Open Studio Tours in Martin County, FL in order to provide the public with unique opportunities to meet artists and explore a wide variety of art forms.

Goals:
To promote Martin County FL as a center of art.
To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original artwork to the public.
To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

Get Involved: 

If you are a Martin County artist, get involved!

If you are interested in sponsorship, get involved! Donations are vital to our growth, as we use them for marketing, events, and public outreach.

If you are just interested in the arts and want to volunteer;    Get Involved!

We accept volunteers regardless of skill level. There is a rotation in roles, but we’ll teach you all the skills you need to know. Teenagers 14 years and older can earn community service credits for school

 

Our 2018 Tour Sponsors:

Frugal Framer

Arts Council of Martin County

Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor

Red Barn Furniture

Marker 23 Gallery & Tattoo Studio

The Rickie Report

Aya Fiber Studio

Tom Grissman Photography

Junk Dog Salvage

Maneros Restaurant

For more information:

mcopenstudiotour@gmail.com

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

 

 

1st Annual Call for Florida Wildlife Art From Marker 23 Gallery & Tattoo Will Benefit Treasure Coast Wildlife Hospital

Marker 23 Gallery and Tattoo announces its 1st Annual “Florida Wildlife” Art Contest and Exhibit from February 3 – March 3rd.  This exhibit will benefit the Treasure Coast Wildlife Hospital.  Deadline for entries is January 31st.   The Public is invited to the Free Exhibit at the Port Salerno location and to attend the Free Closing Awards Reception and Silent Auction on Saturday, March 3rd.  All accepted entries include the POTENTIAL for artists to be asked to showcase other works of art at the Gallery!  Make your voices heard with the People’s Choice Award!  The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

4745 SE Desoto Avenue      Stuart, Florida

 (772) 888-3827

 

Marker 23 Gallery and Tattoo

Announces

1st Annual “Florida Wildlife” Art Contest and Exhibit

 

 

 

 

Free, Public Closing Reception:

 

Judges’ Awards

 People’s Choice Award

Silent Auction 

 

 

Saturday, March 3rd

4 – 7 pm 

 

Exhibit available  Saturday, February 3  to March 3, 2018

 

4745 SE Desoto Avenue      Stuart, Florida

 (772) 888-3827

 

CALL FOR ART:

Theme: Florida’s wild life (endangered species are encouraged).

DETAILS:  

Art Entries are to be hand painted Original Art in any media (hand painted art, oil, acrylic, watercolor, color pencil, pastels, charcoal, collage, drawings). No Photography.

Each entry at $20 (no limits)

Submission deadline is January 31, 2018.

Accepted Art will be displayed from February 3 to March 3, 2018.

Accepted art will be Auctioned during a Silent Auction on  Saturday, March 3rd.

 Artists will note their minimum acceptable bid when they apply.

AWARDS:

Will be announced by March 3, 2018 and Winnings will be awarded as follow :
1st place 39% of entries proceeds
2nd place 10% of entries proceeds
3rd place 5% of entries proceeds

PEOPLES’ CHOICE AWARD:  An article in The Rickie Report about the winner’s artwork.

SPONSORED BY THE RICKIE REPORT

TREASURE COAST WILDLIFE HOSPITAL will receive 23% of entries proceeds
And
MARKER 23 will receive 23% of entries proceeds

 

SILENT AUCTION:

Winning entries will be Auctioned at a Silent Auction held at MARKER 23 on March 3, 2018 and proceeds will be distributed as follow:
54% to Original Artist
23% to TREASURE COAST WILDLIFE HOSPITAL
23% to MARKER 23

 

MARKER 23 GALLERY & TATTOO reserves the right to photograph, reproduce and market in any manner for profit all entries. If your original art is selected, MARKER 23 GALLERY & TATTOO will give the Original Artist proper acknowledgement and 5% commission for each item sold as well as 23% to TREASURE COAST WILDLIFE HOSPITAL for as long as MARKER 23 GALLERY & TATTOO wishes to do so.

 

By Entering Artist Agrees to terms and Original Art will be Auctioned, no refunds on Entries.

Artist Signature_________________________

Cell #_________________________ Date__________

Artist Name____________________________

Original Art Title_________________________________

Minimum Bid:  _________________

For questions Contact: Sandra (772) 985-0101

Send jpegs, application, and minimum bid information to: artistic.sandra@gmail.com

 

For more information about the treasure Coast Wildlife Hospital:   www.tcwild.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