Play a Part in Conservation at the ENDANGERED Exhibition in Miami Dec 4-6, 2014

The “ENDANGERED” Exhibition raises awareness of endangered species and the environment while contributing to the welfare of orangutans and chimpanzees.  It features work by leading contemporary artists and photographers and a new piece by Bubbles, the chimpanzee once owned by Michael Jackson. Florida-based artists include Norman Gitzen, Anthony Burks Sr, Rolando Chang Barrero and Alison Armstrong. The exhibit runs from Thursday, December 4th to Saturday, Dec 6th, 2014, 2-9pm at Miami Club Rum Distillery, 2320 N Miami Ave, Miami 33127.  The Rickie Report shares the exciting details and some artistry of the local artists who will be participating.

 

 

 

Center for Great Apes logo

 

“ENDANGERED”

ART FOR APES

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER 4th, 5th, 6th  2014

 

 

  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings:  Feature cocktail receptions in the presence of the artists from 7-9pm.

 

  • Hat Night: Thursday evening features Hats designed by Judi Bradford and Milda Bublys plus purses by Agata Ren.

 

 

  • Performance Art: Friday evening will feature the extraordinary creation of a living artwork in a collaboration featuring Beju, Sherryl Muriente and Linda Nerhboss. They will develop a plea to help orangutans in the wild on the body of human canvas, Beju. They will be accompanied by the tribal drumming of Robbie Powell.

 

 

  • Fashion Show: Saturday evening will feature a fashion show of dresses, jewelry and wearable art by Irina Grammatina, Rickson Sharkey, Jean Parsons and more. Music by DJ Blondie. Mari Monge, Spanish TV announcer and spokesperson for the Miami Heat will MC the proceedings

 

 

  • Everyone will have the opportunity to be featured in an exciting new photomosaic being undertaken in collaboration with Belgian artist Joël Moens de Hase. Come have your photo taken and wear something orange (for orangutans) on your face or hair. 5,000 head and shoulders photos will be merged into a dramatic photomosaic portrait of an orangutan. Enjoy a cocktail and tour Miami’s only (legal) rum distillery while you view amazing art and help a wonderful sanctuary.

 

 

 

The special exhibit will be open to the public from 2-9 pm, December 4-6th, 2014.

Miami Club Rum Distillery and Gallery

2320 N Miami Avenue in Miami, Florida

 

 

 

 

 

"Giraffe" by Anthony Burks,Sr.

“Giraffe” by Anthony Burks,Sr.

 

ENDANGERED: Art4Apes was launched in 2012 to raise awareness of issues facing animals and the environment. All entry fees, donations and a portion of all art sales go to the Center for Great Apes, a non-profit, top-rated sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees.

 

 

 

"Osprey Sunset" by Sandy Scott

“Osprey Sunset” by Sandy Scott

 

The ENDANGERED exhibition, in its third year during Art Basel week in Miami focuses on interpretations of “ENDANGERED” in fine art, photography, wearable art and jewelry. It features leading contemporary artists from around the world including the winners of the ENDANGERED Art and Photography Contest 2014. Also featured are Florida-based artists Norman Gitzen, Anthony Burks Sr, Rolando Chang Barrero and Alison Armstrong.

 

Dolphin" by Norman Gitzin

“Vanishing Dolphin” by Norman Gitzin

 

The ENDANGERED Art and Photography Contest is an online, juried art contest that challenges artists to interpret the word “endangered” as it applies to animals, plants or the environment either through a celebration of beauty or illustration of the threats faced. “The creativity and talent of the participating artists is simply outstanding,” stated Dr. Lindsey Matheson, the founder and director of ENDANGERED: Art4Apes, “We had more than 300 entries from all over the world this year. It is inspiring that so many care about issues facing the environment and convey such strong messages through their art.”

 

 

 

"Mandril Mouth"

“Mandrill Mouth” by Sarah Smith

 

 

The 2014 judges included Thomas Collins, Director of Pérez Art Museum Miami; Joel Sartore, the acclaimed National Geographic photographer, author, speaker and teacher; and Carolyn Benesh, Coeditor and Publisher of Ornament magazine. Bruce Helander, Editor-in-Chief of The Art Economist, judged the Young Artist entries.

 

"Eggless" by Rickson Sharkey

“Eggless” by Rickson Sharkey

 

As a part of the program, winners of the annual competition, along with selected entries and art by ape residents from the Center for Great Apes, will be displayed during Art Basel Miami week at Miami Club Rum distillery and gallery, located at 2320 N Miami Avenue in Miami, Florida. The special exhibit will be open to the public from 2-9 pm, December 4-6th, 2014.

 

"Lion" by Robert Hooke

“Lion” by Robert Hooke

 

ENDANGERED: Art4Apes is very grateful to our generous sponsors for their help and support. Sponsors of “ENDANGERED: ART for Apes” include Miami Club Rum, Miami’s only distillery producing award winning rum, Juried Art Services and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Private Banking and Investment Group.

 

 

For more information about the ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest and Exhibition visit http://www.Art4Apes.com

About the Center for Great Apes

 

The Center for Great Apes is a 501(c)3 registered non-profit sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees. The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or from the exotic pet trade. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. It is the only orangutan sanctuary in North America and one of the leading chimpanzee sanctuaries. The Center receives no government funding and relies on memberships, donations, private grants and fundraising efforts to support this vital work. For more information please visit http://www.CenterForGreatApes.org.

 

Join the Conversation:

Web: art4apes.com
Twitter: @art4apes 
Facebook: facebook.com/art4apes 
Google+: plus.google.com/+Art4apes
 Instagram: instagram.com/art4apes

 

For more information visit http://www.art4apes.com
or email lindsey@art4apes.com

Artisans on the Ave Present: “Water” In, Under and Around!

Artisans on the Ave will present a new exhibit, “Water” In, Under and Around beginning Saturday, December 6th in Lake Worth.  Come and see the art  emporium of which decorator, Carleton Varney said, “My visit around the shop took me to fantasy lands of talent, and I can truly say, in my career, I have not seen a collection of artisan pieces as good.” (See more at:  http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/news/local/gallery-displays-fantasy-lands-of-talent/nhqBj/#sthash.Km69LFZQ.dpuf ).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks here.

 

 

BettyArtisansBANNER2

Artisans On The Ave

Presents:

“Water” In, Under and Around!

Saturday, December 6, 2014     6-9pm

 

630 Lake Ave        Lake Worth, FL. 33460

561-582-3300

www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

 

 

"Sail Boat" by Julie Sylvester

“Sail Boat” by Julie Sylvester

 

Julie Sylvester’s current medium of fantasy seashells creates ”Life from Nature”. Her exquisite shell art transforms into jewelry, sea turtles, boats, dragons, lighthouses, menorahs and Christmas décor. Her mirrors and floral arrangements will bring the tropics into your home.

 

Irene Jalowayski's "Dolphin Table"

Irene Jalowayski’s “Dolphin Table”

Irene Jalowayski is a glass artist who is inspired by all of the modern abstract artists of the 20th century. She works with bright colors and creates pieces of Judaica, gift items and jewelry. Irene works with both fused glass and cast glass creating lovely pieces of art. Irene’s Dolphin Table featuring swimming dolphins, starfish and shells show the beautiful blue hues of the ocean.

 

 

Gabriele Kraus' Photography

Gabriele Kraus’ Photography

Gabriele Kraus’s paintings and photography show sensibility and beauty in the simple object of the ocean. Gabriele is constantly seeking new ways to create art that leaves the observer wondering about her abstract creation of nature and daily objects. She always has in mind to create something beautiful, bringing smiles and happiness into the world.

 

 

 

Tammy Seymour's "Ocean Dwellers"

Tammy Seymour’s “Ocean Dwellers”

Tamara Seymour’s paintings capture the ocean and its surroundings. Her art inspired by nature and her travels turn into wonderful watercolors of fish, turtles, flamingos, sailboats, pelicans and palm trees. Tammy’s art reflects her environment with its incredible range of rich and sun drenched colors.

 

 

Del Foxton's "Turquoise Waters"

Del Foxton’s “Turquoise Waters”

Del Foxton’s artistry in handmade paper wall hangings is created with exotic materials from in, under and around the ocean using shells, leaves, flowers, seaweed, banana, mulberry trees, and papyrus & hibiscus bushes. As a contemporary eco artist she is honoring our environment while indulging her passion of handmade paper.

 

 

Betty Wilson's "Fish"

Betty Wilson’s “Fish”

Betty Wilson’s enjoyment of fused glass and pottery takes her on an imaginary trip to the beach. Each original fish with their vivid colors and joyful light will be a delight to all. Working with clay, glass and paint allows Betty to share her talents and love of art without words.

 

"Sailboats" by Betty Wilson and Irene Jalowayski

“Sailboats” by Betty Wilson and Irene Jalowayski

Irene Jalowayski and Betty Wilson will be exhibiting a large fused glass sculpture collaborated and created together. It is a large ocean wave of clear and blue glass with three lovely sailboats moving along the ocean water.

 

For more information about Artisans on the Ave please call  

561-582-3300

www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

Betty Wilson  561-762-8162    Or    Linda Manganaro  561-308-7263

 

 

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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

15th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival Offers Specialty Holiday Buying plus FREE Art Giveaway

One of the most popular Art Festivals returns to Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend!  On November 29 & 30, 2014, the 15th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival offers unique gift ideas for alternative holiday shopping, free art giveaway, live music. 200 artists from the United States will transform 4th Avenue, intersecting Atlantic Avenue, in Downtown Delray Beach into an outdoor art gallery with original fine artwork on display and for sale. The artistic media include paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and mixed media. There will be a FREE Art Giveaway by Michelle Cobble.  The Rickie Report shares the information here and features the artwork of Jeffrey and Michelle Cobble plus Ilkin Deniz, a hyper-realistic painter.

 

 

 

15th Annual

Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving

Weekend Art Festival

Saturday, November 29th

&

Sunday, November 30th

 

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Intersection of 4th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach
(Along NE & SE 4th Avenue, north and south of Atlantic Avenue)
Navigational Address: 330 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483

Free and open to the public

info@artfestival.com or 561-746-6615

 

Downtown Delray Beach welcomes back it’s signature Fall Art Fair November 29 & 30. This Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival has been ranked among the 100 Best Fine Art and Design Shows in America by Sunshine Artist magazine. The two-day event will feature a wide array of artwork with broad appeal, eclectic holiday gift options, live music and a free art giveaway. The artistic media represented include paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage mixed media and ceramics. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority.

 

 

 

The festival presents holiday shoppers with an alternative to crowded malls and offers a vast selection of handcrafted items for those seeking unique gifts while offering art enthusiasts and collectors the opportunity to explore the original and eclectic mix of artwork by 200 of the finest artists in the country.

 

 

COBBLE  ART

 

 

 

"The Dance" by Cobble Art FREE ART GIVEAWAY

“The Dance” by Cobble Art FREE ART GIVEAWAY

 

Michelle and Jeffrey Cobble have a deep respect and love for nature and animals. They tell The Rickie Report, “Together, we have dedicated our time attempting to communicate this in our photography. From the Everglades in Florida to the wilderness of Alaska, our passion is documenting the natural beauty of America and its wildlife. Whether it is a landscape or wildlife, we try to capture its unique character with our images. Every aspect of what you see here was performed by our family, from capturing the image, to selecting and crafting the frame. We sign and number every print, use only the finest materials available and put our hearts in every image. We hope you enjoy”.

 

 

A free art giveaway will feature the work of exhibiting artist Michelle Cobble. The giveaway prize, a 26”x 32” signed and framed print of her photograph titled “The Dance”, valued at $350.00, will be on display in her booth where registration will also take place. There will be no purchase or fee required to participate in this giveaway and the winner will be announced during the final hour of the art show. To learn more about this talented artist and explore her work go to www.cobble-art.com.

 

ILKIN DENIZ

 

 

"Early Morning" by Ilkin Deniz

“Early Morning” by Ilkin Deniz

 

Ilkin Deniz’s journey of painting started before he went to elementary
school in Turkey and continued with commissioned drawings of cartoons for comics, studying at the graphic department of fine art of a fine Turkish Art School, ( Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University) and holding exhibitions composed of distinct illustrative drawings of his early years. His painting life lasted in Istanbul until his thirties and now continues in Florida where he lives with his wife.

Painting by Ilkin Den

Painting by Ilkin Deniz


These fine paintings bring to America the elusive charm and feeling of
Mediterranean – poor boats wandering the blue waters of charming Istanbul to catch fish. Bought by painting collectors of America, the beautiful paintings of his continued adventure painting seas and boats have shown to the world of art that these talented hands of the Mediterranean earned the outstanding reputation with his canvas, paints, mind and soul.

HAEDerayDec 8628305

Painting by Ilkin Deniz


When we observe the paintings of Ilkin Deniz, we see the following:
The soul of a boat resting in the unique harmony of the blue of the sky
with another blue of the water which perhaps is whispering a hope in the
distant horizon.

 

"Dream" by

“Dream” by Ilkin Deniz


In another unseen horizon, prayers send to the God are secretly collected in a boat on shore. In that painting, the wise Goddess Athena is carrying from the depth of the see Odysseus who was captivated at the see by the boat in the painting.

"Old Boat" by Ilkin Deniz

“Old Boat” by Ilkin Deniz


Sorrow and loneliness freed from the sharp light of the Mediterranean
have hidden in that painting, manifesting themselves through the boat.
By owning and displaying one of the paintings of Ilkin Deniz, you don’t
possess an ordinary painting, rather you come in touch with the
unity of the melancholic charm of the Mediterranean with the boundless
blue of ocean.

 

"Turkish Boat" by Ilkin Deniz

“Turkish Boat” by Ilkin Deniz

 

 

For more information about Ilkin Deniz’ artwork please visit:

http://www.ilkindeniz.com

 

 

Information At-A-Glance:

 

  • Free Admission
  • Juried outdoor art showcase
  • Original Art Handmade in America
  • 150 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists are hand-selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists are on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Free Art Giveaway – featuring the work of participating artist Michelle Cobble

 

 

 

About Howard Alan Events:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine.

 

For additional information on the 15th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, 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 The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Reinvigorate Yourself through New Boca Museum of Art School Offerings And The Annual Jewelry and Pottery Sale

The Boca Museum Art School is reinvigorating its program with NEW classes, events and workshops!  The “Jewelry and Pottery Sale” , where faculty artisans and advanced students will be selling their hand-made jewelry and ceramics takes place on Sunday, December 7, 1-4 pm.  Don’t miss another opportunity on Sunday, December 14 for ‘Open House’ to meet teachers, learn about classes, see art demonstrations, FREE raffle, and the opening reception for an exhibit by adult students.  There are NEW Saturday and evening classes.  The Rickie Report shares the details and suggests you consider a class for yourself or to someone else.  As we approach Thanksgiving, what a wonderful “thank you” gift to receive!

 

 

 

 

BOCAMUSEUM2logo

 

 

 

Boca Museum Art School

 

Presents:

 

“Jewelry and Pottery Sale”

 

Sunday, December 7th     1 – 4 pm

 

OPEN HOUSE

Sunday, December 14th  1 – 4 pm

 

801 West Palmetto Park Road

Boca Raton, FL

 

 

artschool@bocamuseum.org         561-392-2503

http://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

 

 

Boca Museum School of Art "Jewelry and Pottery Sale" Bracelet by Hannah

Boca Museum School of Art “Jewelry and Pottery Sale” Bracelet by Hannah

 

 

Sunday, December 7, 1-4 pm is the  “Jewelry and Pottery Sale”.  Faculty artisans and advanced students will be selling their hand-made jewelry and ceramics fresh out of the studio. (Joe Brandom, Don Dietz, Jane Levy Christine Lyons, Marjory Yovin)

 

 

Boca Museum School of Art "Jewelry and Pottery Sale", Earrings

Boca Museum School of Art “Jewelry and Pottery Sale”, Earrings

 

 

 

 

The Boca Museum Art School is reinvigorating its program with new classes, events and workshops. Sunday, December 14 is the ‘Open House’ to meet teachers, learn about classes, see art demonstrations, free raffle, and the opening reception for exhibit by adult students.

 

 

 

Boca Museum School of Art, Plein Air Workshop

Boca Museum School of Art, Plein Air Workshop

 

 

Sunday, December 14, 1-4pm: “Open House” Meet teachers, visit the studios, see demonstrations of art techniques. Plus free raffle and gifts from local art stores and see student artwork in the Art School’s gallery.

 

In addition to popular classes there will be new courses starting in January:
Perspective Drawing with Roumen Boudev, 
Textile Transformations with Andrea Hoffman, 
Acrylic Painting with Misoo Filan, 
Flower Painting with Diane Reeves
, Classical Figure Painting with Scherer & Ouporov
, Surrealist Drawing with Barbara Wasserman
 and Drawing with Chris Lopez

 

 

Boca Museum School of Art Ceramics Class

Boca Museum School of Art Ceramics Class

 

 

And new evening and Saturday classes!

 

Saturday, January 17: “Workshops”

Saturday Workshops focus on a specific technique or medium. Each workshop can be an excellent introduction to a new medium to enrich your artwork, refresh your skills or re-ignite your creativity.

 

 

Boca Museum School of Art Painting Class

Boca Museum School of Art Painting Class

 

 

Drawing Refresher

Saturday, January 17th     9 AM –NOON/   
1:00 – 4:00 PM

Improve and refresh your drawing skills. Gain a fresh approach and confidence in your drawing abilities and reinforce previous experiences in drawing regardless of the subject matter. Instructor: Jane McIntyre


 

Lost Wax Casting


Learn the process of lost wax casting as you create one finished piece of jewelry 
or small sculpture.

 

 

 

Boca Museum School of Art, Lost Wax Technique

Boca Museum School of Art, Lost Wax Technique

 

 

Introduction to Printmaking

Saturday & Sunday, January 17th & 18th      NOON – 5:00 PM 

Students create their own monotypes and relief prints; learn how to use the printing press and discover the processes of old masters and contemporary artists. Instructor: Don Dietz 

 

 

Silverpoint Drawing

Saturday, January 17th    1:00 – 4:00 PM


 

Before the invention of the graphite pencil artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci and Raphael use silverpoint to create fine line finished drawings. Students will create their own silverpoint drawings on gessoed paper and may experiment with different supports or other metal points such as copper and brass. Instructor: Ron Garrett

 

 

 

“Open Figure Drawing”

Saturday, January 1oth    1:00 – 4:00 PM

The Art School re-newed Saturday afternoon figure drawing workshop this fall. Un-instructed, drawing workshop for artists to refresh and practice drawing from the model. $20 per session, email the art school to get information.

The very popular Saturday afternoon ‘open figure drawing’ will resume on January 10. NOTE: email reservations are required for each session. do not just show up, space is limited! email: artschool@bocamuseum.org 

For more information about any of these classes or workshops:

 artschool@bocamuseum.org

 

561-392-2503

http://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

801 west palmetto park road    boca raton, fl

 

 

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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Whitespace Grand Season Opening Continues

The Rickie Report continues sharing the exciting Grand Season Opening of Whitespace in this article!  More details, including a sneak peek at Beatriz Millar’s  “Plastique Dorian in Love” and the unique, limited edition (10 only) signed by artist, Kristen Miller Hopkins.  Get your calendars out now!

 

 

 

Whitespace

www.whitespacecollection.com

GRAND SEASON OPENING

 

 

Thursday November 20th  6pm-9pm  (Opening Evening Event)
Friday Nov. 21st, Saturday Nov. 22nd, Sunday Nov. 23rd 11am-4pm

 

whitespace2015 pushingboundarieslogo

 

pushingBOUNDARIES exhibition runs every Sat and Sun 1pm – 4pm
November 20th 2014 – March 22nd 2015

 

 

Meet the artist Leland Rice
November 20th 6 pm-9 pm and Saturday 1 pm-4 pm

Book signing of his Berlin Wall catalog
-past exhibitions include San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), group exhibition at Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)

 

 

Future Season Event

Live performance By
Beatriz Millar
Plastique Dorian in Love
multiple performances at Art Palm Beach
check schedule

 

whitespacebeatriz-75           whitespacebeatriz-187

 

 

 

Kristin Miller Hopkins

 

 

whitespace2015 whitespaceeditions

 

 

 

 

whitespace2015 edition

Everyday is Different and Exactly the Same

unique signed edition of 10

“A perfect gift for a future collector”

 

 

Admission to Whitespace

$10 per person. Students with valid ID $5 per person

includes free collectible Max Toth Poster

 

 

Whitespace is the private contemporary art exhibition space located in West Palm Beach.  This collection spans over 30 years and has a unique European approach.  One of the strengths of the collection is the consistency of vision that it exhibits and, in addition, has also been characterized by its enthusiasm and focus.  Whitespace has approximately 8000 square feet of exhibition space which has partial permanent programming and a changing project space entitled “Whitebox”, which has curated exhibitions which meet a high level of competency, vision and creativity.  This is the only venue of this type in this area.

 

Please join us this season
Become an art advocate

 

2805 North Australian Avenue West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
T: 561.842.4131 F: 561.842.4132
E: 2805@mordes.net E: info@whitespacecollection.com
www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Whitespace Grand Opening Celebrates Berlin Wall’s Destruction, Small Group Tours, Free Max Toth Poster PLUS Meet Leland Rice

Whitespace announces the GRAND SEASON OPENING this Thursday, November 20th with a special evening event.  The Opening Exhibit continues through Friday and the weekend.  There is a special group exhibition commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the destruction of the Berlin Wall, “Pushing Boundaries” that you won’t want to miss!  Meet the artist and author, Leland Rice.  Additional exhibitions include ceramics by Christa Assad, Hassan Hajjaj’s mixed media photography and a special FREE poster by Max Toth.  New this year is the chance for small groups to have guided tours.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  

 

 

Whitespace

www.whitespacecollection.com

GRAND SEASON OPENING

Thursday November 20th 6 pm-9 pm (Opening Evening Event)
Friday Nov. 21st, Saturday Nov. 22nd, Sunday Nov. 23rd 11 am-4 pm

 

A group exhibition commemorating the 25th anniversary of the destruction of the Berlin Wall.

 

 

whitespace2015 pushingboundarieslogo

 

This momentous global event caused contemplation on the idea of boundaries – not just political and geographical boundaries, but also boundaries of feminism, religion, race, culture and intellectual thoughts. This exhibition celebrates the unwavering human spirit which finds a path to overcome adversity.

 

 

 

Whitespace2015 darkcityboth

Opening Event November 20th 6pm-9pm and Saturday 1pm-4pm

Meet the artist Leland Rice

Book signing of his Berlin Wall catalog

-past exhibitions include San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), group exhibition at Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)

 

 

additional exhibiting artists include but not limited to

 

Hassan Hajjaj -
Moroccan – Photography/Mixed Media

whitespaceHassan-Hajjaj

Christa Assad
Syrian/American – Ceramic

 

whitespaceChristaAssad_Gas Mask III

 

Format 18×24  Season 4

free to all that attend Whitespace!

MAX TOTH    2014-2015

The primal urges of Toth’s line based figures fuel their games of

conquest, loyalty, power, and pecking order.  Each individual

seeks their place within the group as well as in the world. This

project depicts King of the Raft, a battle fought to be ruler of a

floating,  bird-shit-covered, putting-green kingdom. The new

ruler revels in their status, until they too are overthrown and

the struggle for power continues. They move in a writhing pack,

roles and authority shifting, leaders crowned, usurped,

swallowed, and replaced. In a world where games are played

in an attempt to defy limitations – a raft becomes a kingdom!

 

Admission to Whitespace
$10 per person. Students with valid ID $5 per person
includes free collectible Max Toth Poster

 

 

Whitespace is the private contemporary art exhibition space located in West Palm Beach.  This collection spans over 30 years and has a unique European approach.  One of the strengths of the collection is the consistency of vision that it exhibits and, in addition, has also been characterized by its enthusiasm and focus.  Whitespace has approximately 8000 square feet of exhibition space which has partial permanent programming and a changing project space entitled “Whitebox”, which has curated exhibitions which meet a high level of competency, vision and creativity.  This is the only venue of this type in this area.

 

Please join us this season
Become an art advocate

 

For more information:

2805 N. Australian Avenue West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
T:561.842.4131 F:561.842.4132
E: 2805@mordes.net
www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

New Fall Art Festival Debuts at City Place: Outdoor Gallery, Rare & Exotic Plants, FREE Art Giveaway!

Howard Alan Events will debut the Fall Art Festival at CityPlace Saturday and Sunday, November 22 – 23, 2014.  City Place will become an outdoor art gallery with original art, unique Holiday gift items plus a Free Art Giveaway.  This event will introduce a “Green Garden” area, featuring Rare & Exotic Plants From Top Growers throughout Florida.  The Rickie Report shares the details and photos here.  Don’t miss this exciting new show with FREE admission and a FREE Art Giveaway!

 

 

 

 

Howard Alan Events Announces

The Debut of:

 

CityPlace Fall Art Festival 

 

 Saturday, November 22

 &

Sunday, November 23

 

 

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 CityPlace in West Palm Beach

Navigational address:

700 South Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 Free and open to the public

 

 

 

 

A new fall art festival will debut at CityPlace November 22-23, 2014. Howard Alan Events returns to this popular venue with a new and exciting addition, the Green Garden, featuring rare and exotic plants from top growers throughout Florida. Festival patrons will be able to stroll through the eclectic exhibits of original artwork located along Rosemary Avenue and explore the vast array of the finest indoor and outdoor plants in the state, on display along Hibiscus Street. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

Photography by Mike Bacon, FREE Giveaway artist

Photography by Mike Bacon, FREE Giveaway artist

 

This two-day event offers art and plant enthusiasts a perfect opportunity in which to get a jump-start on their holiday shopping in a relaxed setting. A wide variety of original handmade art and unique gift items with broad appeal provide festival patrons with many options. The artistic media will include paintings, life size sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, collage, mixed media, and handmade jewelry as well as affordable holiday gift items. The Green Garden will include bromeliads, tillandsias, bonsais, roses, orchids, fruit trees, fresh vegetable plants, palms and tropical plants among others.

 

 

 

Exotic and Unusual Plants at the Garden Market

Exotic and Unusual Plants at the Garden Market

 

 

 

Festivalgoers can expect to see many of their favorite artists as well as new and emerging talent. The streets within this popular retail and dining destination will again be closed to vehicular traffic to better accommodate festival patrons as they stroll through the vast array of art and the Green Garden. All of the artists and growers will be present for the duration of the show and look forward to sharing their insights.

 

 

Photography by Mike Bacon, artist of the FREE Art Giveaway

Photography by Mike Bacon, artist of the FREE Art Giveaway

A free art giveaway will feature the work of participating artist, Mike Bacon, known for his super realistic images. No purchase will be necessary to participate and the winner will be announced during the final hour of the festival.

 

MIKE BACON

 

When Mike Bacon grew up in North Palm Beach, FL he enjoyed fishing, diving, camping, canoeing and spent countless hours on boats, wanting to spend every free moment in, on, under and around the water. His parents taught him to love and respect the marine environment and Mike began scuba diving at the age of 8 and was later certified in 1971.  After graduating from Florida State University with a BS in Geology, Mike worked for Mote Marine Laboratory assisting in the collection of sharks and clear-nosed skates for cancer research. He was deeply involved in the Red Tide Research Program, the Fish Stock Enhancement Program, the Marine Mammal and Turtle Stranding Network as well as turtle nest relocations.

 

 

Photography by Mike Bacon, artist of the FREE Art Giveaway

Photography by Mike Bacon, artist of the FREE Art Giveaway

 

Mike’s passion for underwater, nature and wildlife photography bloomed as he honed his photography skills. He tells us,  “The National Wildlife Federation, The Sierra Club, Ranger Rick, Audubon, Greenpeace, Sea Frontiers and Scuba News all published work from my very first submission. Not only did I win the International Wildlife Photo competition in the underwater category, but I also made three covers that first year. I was hooked for good and I decided to leave my job at Mote Marine Laboratory and moved back to North Palm Beach and begin my “career” as a full time nature photographer”.

 

 

Photography by Mike Bacon, artist of the FREE Art Giveaway

Photography by Mike Bacon, artist of the FREE Art Giveaway

 

 

 

Mike has been a full time professional underwater, nature and wildlife photographer for the past 13 years. The first three years my income as a freelance photographer was generated solely through submissions and sales of one time publishing rights of my transparencies to magazines, textbooks, calendars, encyclopedias and other book publishers and supplemented by sales of my other transparencies through “stock agents”.

 

 

 

Mike Bacon

Mike Bacon

 

 

Mike’s advice for other photographers who want to make this their career? “Shoot what you love the best. You have to love the being in the environment even when the subject isn’t there. Only compete against yourself. Follow your dream. Give it your all and don’t get frustrated!” Sounds like good advice from a man who loves what he does!

 

 For more information about Mike Bacon: www.mikebacon.com or email:mdbacon@bellsouth.net

Vernicosa Flower, Available at the Green Garden

Vernicosa Flower, Available at the Green Garden

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL:

 

  • Juried outdoor art showcase
  • Original Art Handmade in America
  • 150 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Green Garden – featuring rare & exotic indoor and outdoor plants from the finest growers in the state
  • Free Art Giveaway

 

GREEN GARDEN

 

Janice  and Michael DiPaola:

The Tillandsia Collection of Jupiter

 

Driftwood Arrangement

Driftwood Arrangement, Available at the Green Garden

 

Janice DiPaola, lover of all things growing, is a wholesale grower, and plant collector. She and her husband Michael, grow Tillandsias from the world of Bromeliads.

 

 

 

Flowers and Plants available at the Green Garden

Flowers and Plants available at the Green Garden

 

 

They tell The Rickie Report, “We have created a collection of these plants from all parts of the New World. The blooms and blush of Tillandsia are unusual, and the easy care of these curious plants will make them a welcome addition for everyone. We are striving to make available a plant you didn’t even know you wanted!  Our tillandsia can be added to your orchids, placed in your trees, kept in pots on your porch, and brought indoors for display when in bloom.”

 

 

Join Janice and Michael at CityPlace on November 22nd and 23rd and experience the bloom, the blush, the fragrance of our curious and exotic Tillandsias.

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine.

For additional information the CityPlace Fall Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, 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 The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Gems, Minerals, Beads, Jewelry, Fossils: Don’t Miss This Annual Event

The 48th annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show is coming to the South Florida Fair & Expo East. The title is a mouthful, but there really is a lot to see and do at this show! The Rickie Report is giving readers a preview of this not-to-be-missed event!  The event takes place on November 22nd and 23rd! Use our special coupon for discount admission.

 

 

Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches

Presents

48th Annual

Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show

November 22nd 9 am – 6 pm

November 23rd 10 am – 5 pm

The South Florida Fairgrounds

Expo Center East 9067 Southern Blvd. West Palm Beach

 

 

 

GemandMineral2014IMG_0511
Jeff Slutsky, President of the Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches tells The Rickie Report, “We strive to provide a family oriented, culturally stimulating show each year. Proceeds from this show provide the operating budget for the Society for the following year. Our show is run totally by our member volunteers.”

 

 

GemandMineral2014ShowNewsRelease2014

 

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

 

GemandMineral2014IMG_9594

Pearls, Beads, Gem Stones, Jewelry

 

 

 

Monthly meetings are held at the West Palm Beach Garden Club in Dreher Park on the 3rd Thursday of each month and feature guest speakers or demonstrations that are educational as well as entertaining.

 

 

Demonstrations

Demonstrations

 

 

DISCOUNT COUPON

 

 

gem2014 rickie report coupon

Gems and Minerals

Gems and Minerals

For more information and Membership applications please visit: www.gemandmineral.cc.

 

 

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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Armory Art Center Offers HolidayFest & Studio Sale for the Whole Family Nov. 22-23

This year the Armory Art Center’s annual sale is re-named HolidayFest & Studio Sale to reflect the added family-friendly activities. It will take place on November 22 and 23 from 10 AM to 7 PM. The Studio Sale features unique, handmade items created by Armory faculty and students. Attendees can find ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, glass and more at reasonable prices. The event will offer a FREE children’s workshop – a fun activity for kids and that gives parents time to shop. Offered both days from 1:00-2:00 p.m. for children ages 5-12. Children will make holiday crafts with instruction from our Armory Art Center faculty. On Saturday night at 7:00 p.m, after the sale, the Armory will be airing the film “Elf” and serving refreshments. The film is free and open to the public. Seating will be provided. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. When we buy from local artisans ( who are of international and national renown as well as emerging artists), we are doing our part for the local economy on so many different levels!

 

 

 

Armory Art Center Logo 2012

 

 

 

The Armory Art Center will be hosting its annual studio sale the weekend of November 22nd through 23rd, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The sale will take place in Armory Art Center’s Montgomery Hall. This year the sale is re-named HolidayFest & Studio Sale to reflect the added family-friendly activities planned for the weekend.

 

Armoryholiday sale flyer
The Studio Sale features unique, handmade items created by Armory faculty and students. Attendees can find ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, glass and more at reasonable prices.

 

armoryholiday sign cmyk

FREE CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP

The event will offer a free children’s workshop – a fun activity for kids and that gives parents time to shop. Offered both days from 1:00-2:00 p.m. for children ages 5-12. Children will make holiday crafts with instruction from our Armory Art Center faculty.

 

 

Cups and Vases

Cups and Vases

 

FREE MOVIE – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

On Saturday night at 7:00 p.m, after the sale, the Armory will be airing the film “Elf” and serving refreshments. The film is free and open to the public. Seating will be provided.
“The biggest benefit of doing holiday shopping at the Armory’s HolidayFest & Studio Sale is that the items are all one-of-a-kind and handmade. There is a story behind their creation and purpose. The fact that no one else anywhere is going to have the same pair of earrings that you bought from an artist is a nice thought. Gifts mean a little more when people take the time to match a unique item to someone’s personality,” says Director of Ceramics, Mark Walnock.

 

 

Ceramic Bowls

Ceramic Bowls

Many of the artists stand at their tables so they are able to interact with interested customers. They can discuss their work, procedures, and techniques with them during the sale. Some artists may continue working on pieces while at their table so attendees can see the process.

 

 

Jewelry! Glass Bowls and Plates!

Jewelry! Glass Bowls and Plates!

Lisa Johnson, Director of Jewelry and Metalsmithing, says “Instructors and students enrolled in Jewelry courses will collaborate as a studio during the Holiday Fest this year to sell and exhibit hand-made jewelry. Jewelry items will include necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings fabricated primarily out of sterling silver/precious metals.”

 

 

Mark Walnock

Mark Walnock

 

Mark Walnock expressed warm holiday sentiments when he said, “With your purchase you are supporting a good cause as a portion of the money raised at the event goes to funding the Armory and its programs.”

 

About the Armory Art Center:

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. Its vision is to be recognized as providing a premier art center for both creating and viewing art. The Armory is a high-quality visual art school and exhibition center. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more! For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x31

 

 

 

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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Southern Handcraft Society Pineapple Grove Chapter in Delray Beach Announces 22nd Annual Juried Art and Craft Show

The Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter in Delray Beach announces its 22nd Annual Juried Art and Craft Show!  The Rickie Report happily shares the details as well as some sneak peeks, but mostly, we want to urge you to attend this fabulous event. This is a JURIED show, meaning everything is one-of-a-kind and handmade.  Visitors will see affordable items which touch their hearts and become future family heirlooms – for their own families or for the families they are gifted to!  Stop by the Vintage Gymnasium at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square Thursday, November 20th; Friday, November 21st; and Saturday, November 22nd.  The details and hours are in this article.

 

 

 Southern Handcraft Society

Pineapple Grove, Delray Beach Chapter

21st Annual Juried Craft Show

Thursday, November 20, 2014 – 9am to 9pm

Friday, November 21, 2014 – 9am to 9pm

Saturday, November 22, 2014 – 9am to 2:30pm

Vintage Gymnasium at Delray Beach Center for the Arts (Old School Square)

Admission is Free and Open to the Public

SHSDSC_0001-W

The Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach announces its 22nd Annual Art and Craft Show.It will be held at the Vintage Gymnasium at Delray Beach Center for the Arts (Old School Square). Come see our spectacular, hand-made items. All craft items are one-of-a-kind and all made right here in Florida. Be prepared to be amazed. Free admission.The Delray Beach Center for the Arts is on NE 1st Street and NE 1st Avenue in Delray Beach. Admission to the show is free and parking before 5pm in the public parking lot across the street is free.

2014 Limited Edition Tree Ornament

2014 Limited Edition Tree Ornament

Each year, there is a “limited edition” tree,  that has a special themed tree ornament. We only make 100 ornaments and each ornament has a number (from 1 to 100). Some people buy their favorite number each year for their tree as a tradition. Customers wait in line the first day of the show to make sure they get their numbers.   

SHSDSC_ 0011 Fabric-W

Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach Our Pineapple Grove chapter of the Southern Handcraft Society is over 20 years old. We have 60 members this year consisting of local artists and crafts people. We meet the first Wednesday of each month at the Senior Center at Veterans Park at 7pm.

 

 

 

SHSDSC_0025 paper 1-W

 

“We are a group of extremely talented and crafty people who create paintings, cards, journals, jewelry, knitted items, dolls, stuffed animals, etc. We’re friendly; we’re very funny and we always welcome new members”, they tell The Rickie Report.
SHSDSC_0004 Painted C'mas-W

 

 

SHSDSC_0006 c'mas cloth-W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Madeline Hincken at mhincken@gmail.com for more information about these events or about membership.

 

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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291