Call For “Wallflower” Exhibit , Including 2D and 3D Art Relating To Flowers, Plants, Gardening At Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth opens a CALL for 2D and 3D art for the upcoming “Wallflower” Exhibit.  There will be cash and ribbon prizes.  Art Lovers: Mark your calendars for the Opening Reception on Friday, March 2nd.  You’ll be able to purchase fine art, fine crafts, planters, pots, garden decor and so much more!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.



15 South J Street   Lake Worth, Florida 33460




Free, Public Opening Reception:

Friday, March 2

6 – 9 pm






Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery will again be holding a series of Exhibitions throughout the year. Contact us for a full list. This year our application fee is $35. A per show discount is offered to artists committing to participate in three or more shows.


The “WallFlower” show will award a $100 prize for first place.  There will be 2nd & 3rd place ribbons awarded.

March 2- March 13: “The Wallflower” (Hidden Secrets of Floral Artists) For those of you who paint flowers, there is a huge market in Lake Worth for your works. For those of you who make pots and planter, the more unusual they are, and the more versatile their use, the more marketable they are to our patrons. This is a flower-loving community and we want to make sure that every home collects floral works.

March 23-April 2:
9th Annual PEEPS Show This annual show is open to all artists, and regularly brings 2500 visitors to the gallery each year. It often gets TV and Press coverage….and it’s just for fun. There is a $100 top prize, and four second place prizes given to artists by the PEEPS Company. (For those of you who don’t know, PEEPS are those little marshmallow candies).

Art Teachers: If any of your students want to participate in any of our exhibits, they may do so without any fee. We welcome your participation, as an artist, as well.


Questions? Call or email Joyce 215-205-9441

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CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery 15 South J Street Lake Worth, Florida 33460
APPLICATION for“The WallFlower” (Hidden Secrets of Floral Artists)

Deliver works to Gallery Wednesday February 28 – Show opens Friday, March 2 until Tuesday March 13
Phone 215-205-9441 E-MAIL
or mail: CGMS Gallery 15 South J Street Lake Worth 33460

All shows are open to all media: 2-D and 3-D. We want to give each of you the opportunity to add a gallery show to your resume. This year our application fee is $35. If you decide to participate in three or more shows, you application fee is $25 per show. Checks made out to Flamingo Clay Studio

2-D Works MUST be able to be hung-Each Piece must have name, title, price taped to lower right corner

We suggest 2 entries per artist- We may accept up to 4 if less than 40 artists participate in a show:

Please PRINT legibly!

City________________________________State_____Zip_________ Phone_____________________
E-mail address ________________________________Web address__________________________


Add additional sheets for additional entries
1-4 List addtional works on other side
. Title_____________________________________________________________________________
WAIVER of LIABILITY: Submission of my application constitutes my agreement to comply with all of the conditions and terms set forth in the prospectus.  I release and discharge Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery and its owners and employee’s from all responsibility for damage or loss of any kind on all works submitted for the exhibition named above.  Works must arrive at the gallery on the dates mentioned on each individual “call to artist” that will be sent out- Always the Tuesday and Wednesday prior to the show. Works MUST be picked up on the last day of the show- All works picked up late are subject to a $5 a day storage fee.




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Karen H. Salup Is Featured Artist At Palm Beach Cultural Council Gallery February 16 – May 12, 2018

As an abstract expressionist, Karen H. Salup concentrates on the action of painting as opposed to a recognizable concrete image. The brushstrokes act like vibrations of color making her paintings come alive!  The public is invited to her exhibit, “Art & Decor” at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, opening February 16 through May 12.  She concentrates on canvas and works on paper, “avoiding the pretty.” Karen invites the viewer to experience what seems to be her private interpretation of her landscapes, with rhythm and imagery.  Salup has exhibited nationally and has won multiple awards for her work. The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and details here.





SOLO Exhibition


February 16 – May 12, 2018 


Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460
561 471-2901

Parking is available on Lake Avenue or make a right on “L” Street and there is a free lot on the left.

This Event Is Open To The Public


Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm


Exhibit Runs until May 12, 2018




For three decades, Karen H. Salup has been intriguing audiences across the country with her paintings. A native New Yorker, Karen’s work has been featured in several galleries and exhibits throughout Florida and New York with solo shows at Viridian and Jain Marunouchi Galleries.  Using acrylic, watercolor, and pastels on canvas and paper, Karen H. Salup creates a world that vibrates with bold colors and bright light paired with brushstrokes that evoke a strong sense of movement and energy. Her paintings begin with a theme of nature, but invariably evolve into an imaginative creation that invites interpretation from the audience. Karen’s work is influenced from Impressionism to Deconstructionism to Abstract Expressionism.


“Dancing Waters” by Karen H Salup



Karen tells us, “As with artists of every era, I suppose I’m searching for a kind of underlying unity and order that takes into account the materials on hand, a method, and a fairly clear personal point of view. Form, space, content and especially the qualities of colour and light. As a painting evolves, I find myself making changes which when made, then reveal and suggest other possible directions. Thus, there is an ongoing shift of centers of interest, if not in the basic structure itself.  The works vibrate with color, come alive with brushstrokes, images fight to appear and references to nature seem apparent. The freshness of the gesture allows the viewer to feel the painting develop as though we were making the decisions to add, subtract, change colors and play with the space.”


“My Picasso” by Karen H Salup



Karen studied at CW Post and the School of Visual Arts in New York City.  Her mentor, artist and sculptor, Jerry Okimoto, motivated her to become an “action painter”.  Her main artistic influences are Jackson Pollock and Willem de Koonig.  Karen is extremely active in the art community, serving on the Board of Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA), membership in the Palm Beach Watercolor Society, National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) and the Boca Raton Artist Guild Association.



“Fields of Gold” by Karen H Salup


Karen’s artistry has been exhibited nationwide, with many awards as well as SOLO and Group exhibitions. Her artwork has been included and reviewed in numerous national as well as local publications.  Karen’s artwork is in Corporate Collections of Reynolds Metal Inc., VA; Boston Corporate Art; Merchants Bank of New York City; Amalgamated Bank of New York City.


 “Untitled Landscape” by Karen H Salup


For more information about Karen’s artwork, please visit:



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Free Classes Offered By Town Of Jupiter Art Committee Are Open To All For “Celebration Of The Arts”

The Town of Jupiter Art Committee aims to keep you busy! Learn a new art skill or hone one you already have! FREE classes (only a few have supply fees): Jewelry making, oil painting, basket weaving, mixed media painting. Jupiter’s “Celebration Of The Arts” now through March, 2018!  The Rickie Report shares the details and information about registration.







NOW through March, 2018





*All Art Classes held in Room 113 Community Center with the exception of the Oil Painting Class held at Angilen Gallery, Tequesta

**The Authors Program is held in Room A – Auditorium


For more information or to RSVP:

  (561) 329-5007

Community Center

200 Military Trail,  Jupiter  FL. 33458





Lou Ann Berkley, Instructor assisted by Lynda Koehler

Noon – 3 PM

Supplies Provided




Joan Stoneham, Instructor

9 AM- 5PM

Bottom of basket resembles two pairs of cat ears.  Basket will sit on four points.

 Supplies:  $65.

BRING: old towel, lunch, beverage



Brenda Nickolaus, Instructor

10 AM – 2 PM

Focus will be Soul, Art and nature. Be creative! Make your own Wit and Wisdom inspiration cards

Supplies Provided



9 am – 5 pm

Joan Stoneham, Instructor

Create a beautiful Nantucket Twill Vase, one of the world’s oldest handcraft!  

A wood base will be offered for a more unique look.

Supplies:  $65.

BRING: old towel, lunch, beverage


*Class meets at Angilen Gallery, 150 N. US Hwy. One   Suite B Fashion Mall Plaza, Tequesta, FL

Len Mykietyn, Instructor

9 am – Noon

Beginner to advanced students. Individual attention given to all levels.

Supplies provided




For more information or to RSVP:

  (561) 329-5007

OR Visit:




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Art On Park Gallery Offers Classes, Free Events, Current Art Exhibit Plus Calls To Artists For “Scapes and Plein Air”

Art on Park Gallery is teeming with activities for all ages, artists and art lovers alike!  The “Mixed Media/Collage 2018” Exhibit, thought provoking and imaginative, is available through February 23rd.  Admission to the Gallery is free, with free parking.  The Artists of Palm Beach County offer free demos, workshops, classes, a poetry reading, and live model drawing sessions.  These are open to non-members as well as members.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.














Marsha offers classes in studio at Art on Park Gallery in Lake Park, Florida
Call 561- 507-4527 to schedule and for availability.  CLASSES ARE 2 HOURS EACH SESSION Classes are currently held on Saturday mornings from 9:30am to 11:30am.

Classes in Drawing, Painting and Calligraphy
• Start new projects
• Complete works in progress
• Learn new mediums and techniques
• Small class size
• Get individual attention
• Move at your pace

In Studio Classes (Lake Park, Florida): (per person). Participants must pay for 4 classes in advance to reserve seats.
$140.00 for 4 sessions (8 hours a $17.50 per hour)

Students MUST call Marsha at 561 507 4527 to register.




Scapes & Plein Air 2018 EXHIBIT CALL TO ARTISTS:

An exhibit of original art composed of Landscapes, Seascapes, Cityscapes, Skyscapes in any medium, including Plein art.





Submission deadline: Wednesday, 03/14/2018
Notification to artists on or before Saturday, 03/17/2018
Hand delivery of artwork: Friday & Saturday, 03/23 & 24/2018 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Opening Reception: Friday, 04/06/2018 from 5 – 8 pm
Art Pickup: Friday & Saturday, 04/20 & 21/2018, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm

Open to all artists who live in Palm Beach County, Florida.
Multimedia, 2D and 3D work welcomed.

Please do not submit work that will not be ready to hang by the drop off date.
Submissions and payments to be sent in electronically via
APBC Members non-refundable entry fee: $15 for up to three pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB)
Non-Members non-refundable entry fee: $35 for up to three pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB)
IMPORTANT: Members will receive 75% of the gross sale. Non-Members will receive 65% of the gross sale. Please price your work accordingly.
Juried by the Art on Park Gallery Management Committee
To access the submission form go to:

Please read these entire instructions before you proceed:
If you want to join APBC please follow the “Become a Member” link BEFORE you enter the exhibit.
Or you can renew your membership if it has lapsed. After you pay the membership fee ($50 for one year), please make sure you complete the registration process by following the provided links and email instructions to fill in your user name/password and contact details.
Go to the “APBC Exhibitions” tab on the left side column of the Home page. Go to the MIXED COLLAGE 2018 event and click on the provided link.
After you enter/edit the information fields, go to the bottom of the page to: “Exhibition Name” “Select an Exhibition Name.” Select MIXED COLLAGE 2018, then click the last link: “proceed to Submit . .”
You should have your images ready to upload (JPEG format only, no larger than 3 MB each). After you have chosen ALL your images click the UPLOAD button. You will then be asked to fill in the name, medium, size and price of each image. When this is complete you have reached the final step. Click the button. You should receive an email telling you of the successful submission.
IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH THIS PROCESS or have any questions, please call John Palozzi at the Gallery for help, 561-345-2842, or email:


01) Work previously displayed in Art on Park Gallery is not allowed.
02) Original ideas only.
03) Only original works will be accepted. No giclees of original work unless the original is a digital image.
04) Maximum Size: 60″ wide x 60″ high.
05) No late entries accepted.
06) Entry fees are not refundable.
07) The decision of the jurors is final.
08) Images of works must be submitted to be juried in an electronic JPG format, no larger than 3MB each, via the link on the website. File names should contain the name of the work. Make sure the file names match the names listed on the entry form.
09) Any required entry fees must be paid before submissions will be accepted.
10) Unframed pieces in any medium must be finished on all sides – no staples showing.
11) No damaged frames or mats; mats must be clean.
12) All installation methods, such as wire attached to frames, must be secure. All 2D pieces MUST be wired on the back. 13) All entries must be labeled on the back of the work, base of sculpture, or somehow attached to artwork with artist name and title of work.
14) Members will receive 75% of the gross sale. Non-Members will receive 65% of the gross sale. Please price your work accordingly.
15) APBC, Inc. carries liability insurance for the Art on Park Gallery which does not extend to your artwork. APBC, Inc. will do its best to safeguard against theft, loss, breakage, or other damage, but will not be financially responsible for reimbursement of lost or damaged work.



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





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Bruce Helander Special Programs At Center For Creative Education: Free Lecture Plus Collage Workshop

The Center for Creative Education offers two Special Programs to meet and work with Bruce Helander, art critic, arts writer, curator and artist whose specialty is collage and assemblage.  He is one of two 2014 inductees to the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, Florida’s most prestigious arts and culture honor (the other is musician Tom Petty).  A Free Lecture about the collections of internationally acclaimed artist, Dale Chihuly, takes place on Saturday, February 17.  A one day collage workshop  given by master collage artist, Helander, takes place on Saturday, February 24th (fee for workshop). Register early, as there are only 45 spots for the workshop!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.


425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
T: (561) 805-9927



Bruce Helander (Photo Courtesy of Christopher Fay


Special Programming:


Bruce Helander presenting: Chihuly “An Artist Collects”
Lecture with Q&A

Saturday, February 17
2 to 3 pm

A special event hosted in The Hilton Theater at CCE

Free to the Public!




Dale Chihuly (b. 1941), one of the most inno­vative and iconic figures in contemporary art, is also an avid collector of everything from ceramic dogs to inkwells, vintage Christmas orna­ments, dollhouse furniture, plastic radios—you name it, Chihuly collects it. These everyday objects reflect the same playful, colorful aesthetic that can be seen in Dale Chihuly’s sculptures and installations.

Fully illustrated, Chihuly: An Artist Collects includes an essay by Chihuly’s longtime friend, artist Bruce Helander, who considers why people collect and explores the collections of artists such as Damien Hirst, Peter Blake, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso—and of course, Dale Chihuly.


Bruce Helander Conducting Collage Workshop

Collage Workshop by Master Artist Bruce Helander 

Saturday, February 24

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

$30.00 per person

Purchase Tickets HERE:

Seating is Limited to 45!

Hands on collage workshop to examine working methods, concepts, glue process, and all other related activities to the medium of paper collage. A brief history introduction power point will give students a perspective on collage. Students should bring a pile of magazines, scissors, mat knife, pencils, and non-petroleum based glue (a water based glue).



City Link magazine called Bruce Helander “Arguably the most recognized and successful collage artist in the country…” and Kenworth Moffett, the former director of the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, said in Gold Coast magazine that “If there was a Pulitzer Prize for collage, Helander would surely win it.” Helander has a master’s degree in painting from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, where he later became the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of the college. He is a former White House fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and has won the South Florida Cultural Consortium fellowship for professional achievement in the visual arts.

Helander’s work is in over fifty museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Smithsonian, Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles. The artist and his work has been the subject of 100 reviews and articles in numerous publications, including Art in America, ARTnews, and The Washington Post.   (


For more information about these events, workshops, free classes:

Contact: Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla |

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education 
425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407





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9th Annual Hot Works Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ Announces Professional Artists And Budding Artists Winners

The 9th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ was held January 27 & 28th in downtown Boca Raton. This Fine Art and Fine Craft fair, juried by art professionals, is voted one of the top art fairs in the U.S. All artwork was original and personally handmade by the 160 artists who participated in the show.  Sponsored by Hot Works, LLC. and The Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc., it focuses on visual arts, diversity, fostering art education among young students, and community enrichment.  The Rickie Report shares the outstanding winners of both the Fine Art Show and the Budding Artist Competition for students in grades 6-12 or ages 9-19.  KUDOS to Patty Narozny’s team!  



See Art, Love Art, Buy Art!


9th annual
Hot Works Boca Raton Fine Art Show™
January 27 & 28, 2018
Downtown Boca Raton
Announcing Professional Artist Award Winners





Best of Show  Gail Markewicz, Clay


The 9th annual Hot Works Boca Raton Fine Art Show was held on January 27 & 28, 2018 in downtown Boca Raton, in Sanborn Square Park, on N.E. 1st Avenue and on East Boca Raton Road. Voted in the top 100 art shows in the nation for three years, this juried fine art and fine craft art show included 140 juried artists whose art work was original and personally handmade. To recognize great talent, there was $1,500 in Professional Artist Awards – criteria was based on originality, technique/execution, and booth appearance.



Best of Show, Kent Euler, Sculpture


Tema Kissin of Palm Coast, Florida was the Artist Judge. As a graduate from Philadelphia College of art, she continued on to University of New Mexico, where she worked at Tamarind, helping artists print their work. Receiving a teaching scholarship at Montclair State, NJ, she finished her Masters in Art and taught printmaking. Some of the corporate collections her work is in include Bank of America, NY, I.B.M, Fl, Campbells, NJ, Citibank, NY, Zales Corp, TX, Haagen Das, NY, Northern Trust, IL, to name a few. Exhibitions include: Newark Museum, NJ, Kathryn Markel Gallery, NY, Addison Ripley Gallery, D.C., as well as group shows in the metropolitan area.  


City of Boca Raton Council Member & CRA Chair Scott Singer joined Patty Narozny, Executive Producer for “Prize Patrol”, in which the awards were presented to the winners below. Photos are available upon request and are posted on the website,

$500 Best of Show (2)

Kent Epler, Sculpture, New Albany, IN
Gail Markewicz, Clay, Woodbridge, CT

$100 Awards of Excellence

Orna & Ami Amrani, Mixed Media, Tamarac, FL
Marilyn Endres, Wood, Driftwood, TX
Dana & David Melnick, Jewelry, New York, NY
Nancy Ney, Photography, Miami, FL
Robbie Robinson, Fiber, Chicago, IL

Awards of Distinction

Alexis Barbeau, Jewelry, Boca Raton, FL
Heidi Hess, Fiber, Chicago, IL
Kue King, Sculpture, Woodbury, TN
Dewey James, Digital, Minneapolis, MN
Ed Loedding, Digital, Brandon, VT
Jo Nelson, Mixed Media, Hastings, NE
Reza Pishgahi, Sculpture, Bloomington, IN
Don Tran, Fiber, St. Louis, MO
Sip-Tshun Ng, Pompano Beach, FL
Jerry Yang, Fiber, Dublin, OH

Best Budding Artist 2018, Daniel Pan, Drawing

Announcing Budding Artist Award Winners

As part of our commitment to bring art education into the community, a Budding Artist Competition is integrated into the show within a 10’x20’ area. Sponsored by Institute for the Arts & Education, students in grades 6-12 or ages 9-19 were encouraged to enter his/her original and personally handmade art that was publicly displayed in the art show the entire weekend.

There was $250 in Budding Artist Awards as students are exposed to the rules and entrepreneurship opportunity of doing something they love for a living – creating their art. The program brings families to the art show and exposes them to great art. Students are encouraged to speak with the professional artists in the show and ask them what inspires him/her.

City of Boca Raton Council Members Andrea Levine O’Rourke and Robert Weinroth were part of the Budding Artists Awards Presentation held on Sunday, January 28 at 3pm. Special recognition was given to local art teachers including Hope Campbell and Shelley Weiss of North Broward Preparatory School, Jennifer Schultz of Grandview Preparatory School, and Heather Schumulian of Hebrew Academy School in Margate who entered their students into this art-education program.

Participating artist in the show, Mixed Media Artist Zaki of Antwerp, Belgium was the Budding Artist Judge. Similar to the judging of the professional artist awards, the budding artists were judged based on originality, technique, and execution. Zaki provided an explanation as to why each student won his/her prize which provided an educational learning experience about art.


2018 Budding Artist Award Winners:

One – $100 Best Budding Artist:
Daniel Pan, Drawing,  Westglades Middle School


Three – $50 Budding Artist Awards of Excellence:

Savannah Carpenter, Painting,  Boca Raton Middle School
Rebecca Fazio, Photography,  Grandview Preparatory School
Sophia Vigne, Painting,  Home-Schooled, Boca Raton


Budding Artists 2018




JANUARY 26, & 27, 2019







For more information please contact Patty Narozny, Executive Producer, Boca Raton Fine Art Show
Hot Works, LLC Fine Art & Fine Craft Shows™
President, Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc.

Event Hot Line: 941-755-3088
Event Website:
Event Email:





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McMow’s 18th Annual Glass As Art Competition Has Just Grown With Over $5,000 In Prizes! Benefits McMow Art Glass Institute To Serve The Community

McMow Art Glass is excited to host its 18TH Annual Glass as Art Contest with a Public Reception on Thursday, May 17th.  Mark your calendars now!  Each year, this contest has grown with incredible talent and wonderful sponsors from all facets of the art world. This year, entry fees will go to support the McMow Art Glass Institute (AGI). The Rickie Report shares the details of the contest, last year’s winners and more about AGI.  KUDOS to McMow Art Glass for always giving back to the community!  The deadline for entries is March 30th, so get busy creating!






“Glass as Art Competition”

 Call for Entries



Opening Reception:

Thursday, May 17th

6 – 8  pm



Deadline for submissions is March 30th

2017 1st Place Winner

It’s BACK and BIGGER than ever, with more than $5000 in prizes!  Each year, this contest has grown with incredible talent and wonderful sponsors from all facets of the art world. This year, your entry fee will go to support the McMow Art Glass Institute (AGI).
Learn more about the McMow AGI below.


What is eligible?
Glass artists are able to enter their work into the following categories:

3-Dimensional Design (any technique)
Original Design Stained Glass
Pattern Adaptation from a book or other source
Fused Glass

All entries must be 6 square feet or under. Works must be display ready with hooks and or stands. No broken or damaged work will be accepted.

All submission category placement and acceptance is at the discretion of the per-qualified selection committee.

What to Send:

There will be a $25.00 entry fee per piece. Up to 3 pieces may be entered. Please submit payment with photographs of your work to entry form. If submissions are entered electronically payment must be received over the phone via credit card. Checks will also be accepted. Please make checks payable to McMow Art Glass.

Payment must be received by entry deadline in order to be eligible to compete.

Deadlines & Labeling:Deadlines & Labeling:

Deadline for submissions is March 30th. Finalists will be notified by phone the week of April 10 -14th. Pieces selected for competition need to be need to be dropped off April 23rd – April 30th. Pieces will hang in the gallery until May 31st. Pieces will need to be picked up by June 9th.

Please make sure entry form is submitted with $25 entry fee per piece.


2017 Winner

18TH Annual Glass as Art Contest ENTRY FORM


Title of Work:_____________________
Dimensions of Work:________________
Price of Piece:__________________
Category: Please check one
____Original design Stained Glass
____Pattern adaptation from a book or other source
____Mosaic glass
____Fused glass/Jewelry

The undersigned has read and understands the rules of the contest. The undersigned agrees to release McMow Art Glass, Inc from any damages to any work submitted.
Signature:_________________       Date: _________


2017 Phil’s Pick Winner


About The McMow Art Glass Institute:

Changing Lives Through Art Glass Education: Our program is designed to use art as a form of therapy and education. Art therapy, sometimes called creative arts therapy or expressive arts therapy, encourages people to express and understand emotions through artistic expression and through the creative process. In addition, we have developed a program which features the key elements of STEAM education including math, science and basic art education components taught alongside traditional glass techniques. The McMow Art Glass Institute is here to provide complimentary therapy through art glass techniques.


Children at Title One/Low-Income Schools
Individuals diagnosed with Autism
Veterans, with an emphasis on individuals coping with PTSD
Individuals in recovery from drug & alcohol addiction
Our program includes art glass education & therapy through stained, fused and mosaic glass classes, including the opportunity to learn from visiting master artisans.

2017 Winner

How can you support the McMow Art Glass Institute?

1) Register for class! A portion of your class registration goes to support our mission

2) Participate in our events such as the Glass as Art Contest – your entry fee in its entirety will support our mission

3) Make a tax-deductible donation!

Makes checks payable to:  McMow Art Glass Institute

Mail checks to:  701 N. Dixie Hwy    Lake Worth, Fl 33460





For more information about this contest, classes, supplies, or the McMow Art Glass Institute:
Visit us at






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Lake Worth Art League Accepting 2D and 3D Art For “Words” And “Decorative Mailboxes”. Exhibits Are Free And Open To Public

The Lake Worth Art League is looking for both 2D &3D artwork to be exhibited. Local and non-local artists are invited to apply for either or both exhibits: “Words” and “Decorative Mailboxes”.  There are cash and ribbon prizes for the juried shows.  The Public is Invited to the Free Opening Reception on Friday, March 9th at the Artist’s Eye Gallery (formerly the Lake Worth Art League Gallery).  The Rickie Report shares the details. ART LOVERS: Mark Your Calendars!



 Lake Worth Art League

Artist’s Eye Gallery: 604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth FL

(One block north of the Cultural Council)


NEW Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11am – 6pm

Sunday Noon – 4 pm Closed Mondays



The Lake Worth Art League Presents Two Exhibits:


Free Opening Reception

Friday March 9th

6:00 – 8:00 PM




Call to Artists – ‘Words’

Non-Art League Members can enter 2 pieces for $30 each. Payment made at time of drop off. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.
The League retains 20% of all items sold.
Deadline for submitting is Wednesday, February 21 by 11:59pm.
League Rules of Exhibition can be found on our website at
2D items must be wired for hanging. No saw tooth mechanisms will be accepted.
Please email small jpg at 72 dpi or 4×6 inch along with medium and size to
Artists will be contacted by email on or before Friday, February 23rd.
Drop off is Monday, March 5th from 10:30am to 2:00pm in the Artist’s Eye Gallery at 604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth. Some exceptions can be made if contacted in advance to
Awards include $100 first place, $75 second place, $50 third place, $25 honorable mention. People’s Choice award is given a ribbon and a prominent location in our next exhibit at no additional fee.


Call to Artists – SPECIAL EXHIBIT
With the regular ‘Words’ exhibit, there will be a special exhibit of decorative mailboxes for show and for sale.


Artists are encouraged to enter working painted / adorned mailboxes.
Mailboxes can be any type or size but must be USPS approved.
Mailboxes must be conducive for outdoor use. Outdoor acrylic paint, clear coat, etc.
Entry is $30 per mailbox. Maximum of 2 mailboxes.
The League retains 20% of items sold.
Mailboxes will be judged by a postal worker with ribbons and special prizes awarded.
View details :



For more information about, the ‘Words’  or “Decorative Mailbox “exhibits, classes, or membership:

Contact the League at 561-586-8666

Visit the Gallery at 604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Sunday, noon-4:00 pm





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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery’s Art 2018 Biennial Juried Exhibition Opens To Public February 15th

The public is invited to attend the Opening Reception and Awards Presentation of the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery’s Art 2018 Biennial Juried Exhibition on Thursday, February 15th.  With submissions from 125 artists from 14 states in the categories of paintings, photography, graphics, mixed media, wood, clay, metal, glass, fiber art, and sculptures, judge Rachel Gustafson selected 87 works by 73 artists. The Rickie Report shares the details, announces the exhibiting artists and applauds everyone!   You must RSVP for this FREE event!




The gallery is located at the Levis JCC Sandler Center

21050 95th Avenue south, Boca Raton, FL 33428

(off Glades Rd between Lyons and 441)









6:30 – 8:30 PM

Free and Open To The Public

Call 561-558-2520

To RSVP for the Opening Reception

 Or for information

You must have a valid US driver’s license to present at the security gate.

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery hours:
Monday – Friday; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free.

The public is invited to attend the Opening Reception and Awards Presentation of the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery’s Art 2018 Biennial Juried Exhibition on Thursday, February 15th.  With submissions from 125 artists from 14 states in the categories of paintings, photography, graphics, mixed media, wood, clay, metal, glass, fiber art, and sculptures, judge Rachel Gustafson selected 87 works by 73 artists. Those works will be adjudicated again, and prizes awarded for Best in Show ($1,000), Fine Craft Art Award ($500) and three Awards of Merit ($250) each.



Artists selected to exhibit include:

Roehl Acosta

Ilene Adams
Frann Addison
Susan Applebaum
Elizabeth Auman
Carolyn Barth
David Begleiter
Glenda Blacker
Elliott Block
Shushana Caplan
Ellyn Chafetz
Lori Charnow
Carl Clark
James Cohen
Sami Davidson
Lynn Doyal
Elaine Drucker

Ivar Fandel

Bill Farran
Grace Fishenfeld
Judy Flescher
Mark Forman
Barry Friedman
Elaine Geisinger
Shirley Goldblatt
Sandi-Joe Gordon
Natalie Gottlieb
Isabel Gouveia
Linda Greenwald
Domenic Henderson
Jeffrey Jakub
Trish Kahn
Benjamin Kenagen
Murray Kronick
Paula Kufs
Marissa Lazar
Regina Lerman
Anita Lovitt
Peggie “Batia” Lowenberg
Annette Margulies
Susa Nawrocki
Thomas Nawrocki
Saundra Newman
Pokey Park
Terry Pesso
Patricia Peters
Judith Rostenne
Debbie Rubin
Sandy Ryter
Nadine Saitlin
Karen Salup
David Savin
Beth Scher
Rachel Schiffrin
Carl Schneider
Judi Schuman
Marsha Schurr
Ann Schwartz
Lorraine Schwartz
Susan Schwarz
Anita Seltzer
Eileen Shaloum
Harold Silvers
Marlene Skarnik
Jill Sneidman
Barbara Spilker
Velia Sweet
Edrian Thomidis
Adeline Wiener
Tanya Witzel
Laurie Wohl
Cynthia Zmetronak



Judge Rachel Gustafson:

J. Rachel Gustafson is the Assistant Curator at the Norton Museum of Art. She joined the museum in 2015 and recently organized the exhibitions, French Connections: Photography (2017) and Pen to Paper: Artists’ Handwritten Letters from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art (2017). In this role, her responsibilities include arts administration, exhibition planning and acquisition research related to the museum’s collection. Previously, Gustafson served as a contributing writer for the National Endowment of the Arts’ various publications while earning her masters in art history at American University in Washington, D.C. She was later awarded a fellowship at the National Museum for Women in the Arts and assisted in the organization of Total Art: Contemporary Video (2014).





The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. Membership is not required to participate in programs. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.



For more information about the Sandler Center programs, exhibits and classes:



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Special Presidents Day Workshops At Boca Raton Museum of Art School February 17 – 19, For All Levels

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is offering special workshops during the President’s Day 3-day week February 17 – 19. The workshops are open to beginners as well as experienced artists; the aim is to experiment and try something different. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. The pastel workshop and flower painting workshop were sold out in January so these workshops are being presented again!  




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

New spring classes start February 26!  

Check the website or call the office for more information.


Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School


WORKSHOPS on Presidents’ Day Weekend:




Drawing for Absolute Beginners. 
Have you always wanted to take an art class but were afraid you would be sitting next to a Leonardo Da Vinci? If so, this class is for you; a class in which you can start your artistic path.
Saturday February 17, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM  $75 
 Instructor: Leslie Albert




Mandala in Colored Pencils
Through storytelling, guided meditation, and specific colored pencil drawing exercises create your own mandala. Learn to express the essential beauty and wholeness of your true nature and tap into the creativity of your spirit. (45 minute lunch break)
Sunday, February 18, 10am to 3pm, $75, Material Fee $15 
Instructor: Genie Appel-Cohen




Gemstone Cutting: Lapidary
Learn to form cabochon-style stones that can be used in future jewelry projects. Using saws, grinders, sanders, and polishing machines, students gain the pleasure of bringing a gemstone to life. 
Saturday and Sunday, Feb 17 and 18.  1 – 4 PM, $120
Instructor: Don Dietz




Breathing New Life into Old Paintings- with Oil Pastels
We all have them, those paintings that just didn’t make a home run.  Now you can take that not quite perfect painting out of the closet and re-invigorate it; keep the good sections, and alter other sections to make a completely new artwork.
Monday, February 19, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, $75
Instructor: Genie Appel-Cohen


Paint Gorgeous Flowers in Oils!
Learn to paint flowers that look truly fresh and alive as you discover how to create accurate form and luminescent color! Plenty of demonstrations and time to practice new techniques will be provided. $25 material fee for canvas, brushes, and oil paint. (45 minute lunch break)  Instructor: Diane Reeves

SUNDAY & MONDAY, FEB. 18 & 19 / 10:00 AM–4:30 PM ART SCHOOL  $200

Transform your Art: Collage & More

Refresh and reinvent your art.  Explore how to use unfinished paintings or drawings combined with photos, collage elements to create a foundation for drawing and painting a completely new artwork.
Instructor: Barbara Wasserman
Monday, Feb. 19  10 AM to 3PM


For more information about this event or classes:

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





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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986