Fish House Art Center-Working Artists’ Studios Located on the Manatee Pocket Waterfront of Florida’s Treasure Coast

The Fish House Art Center is “home” to seven resident artists’ studios that include , Port Salerno Mosaic Studio, Sally Eckman Roberts, Billy Salesnick Fine Art, The Aya Fiber Studio Silk Life Studio, Elizabeth Esther Kelly Weaving Studio and Havana Beads . The Fish House is also home to where you can sip your favorite beverage and hear live music overlooking the beautiful Manatee Pocket.  The resident artists work in their studios year round. Most artists are available Tuesday- Saturday and beginning Friday, November 7th all the studios and Gallery will be open on Friday Nights until 9:00 pm. The public is welcome to watch them work and purchase their creations. Art Gumbo, an art and craft Gallery, sits at the front of the Fish House, featuring local artists’ work in painting, sculpture, glass, textiles, pottery, photography, jewelry, and giftware. The Rickie Report knows you will enjoy visiting this area and exploring the artist’s studios.  Details are here.

 

Port Salerno Mosaic Studio

 

 

 

 

 

Fish House Art Center

Invites You

Open Studios and Gallery Tour

 

Studios are Open on Fridays from 1:00 – 9:00 pm

 

Friday, November 7th 

(Continuing Weekly)

4745 SE Desoto Ave     Stuart, Fl 34997

(located in Manatee Pocket, Port Salerno)

 

 

 

 

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The Fish House Art Center is located on the site of one of the last operating commercial fish houses on Florida’s east coast on the scenic Manatee Pocket waterfront in the historic fishing village of Port Salerno, Florida, just 5 miles south of downtown Stuart. It sits at the end of Salerno Road, east of Dixie Highway (A1A).

 

 

 

 

The Fish House Art Center is “home” to seven resident artists’ studios that include , Port Salerno Mosaic Studio, Sally Eckman Roberts, Billy Salesnick Fine Art, The Aya Fiber Studio, Silk Life Studio, Elizabeth Esther Kelly Weaving Studio and Havana Beads . The Fish House is also home to where you can sip your favorite beverage and hear live music overlooking the beautiful Manatee Pocket. You can also take classes with some of our artists. Come for a class then dine at one of the five restaurants all within easy walking distance of The Art Center. Please visit the artist’s websites to inquire about the classes offered.

The resident artists work in their studios year round. Most artists are available Tuesday- Saturday and beginning Friday, November 7th all the studios and Gallery will be open on Friday Nights until 9:00 pm. The public is welcome to watch them work and purchase their creations. Art Gumbo, an art and craft gallery, sits at the front of the Fish House, featuring local artists’ work in painting, sculpture, glass, textiles, pottery, photography, jewelry, and giftware.

 

 

Billy Selesnick Studio

Billy Selesnick Studio

 

 

Billy Selesnick

 

William Selesnick is a renowned artist, cinematographer, author and world traveler who studied under master artists in Paris. He has had studios in New York City, New Hope, PA, Key West and Woodstock, NY. Completing his Key West Series after a seven year residency on the island, Billy relocated his studio to Palm Beach, Florida and then to The Fish House Art Center in Port Salerno. His eclectic art, including murals, oil paintings and pastels are displayed in homes, galleries and establishments around the world. His 40 years of work encompasses images inspired by journeys to Negril, Jamaica, Rio de Janeiro, France, Israel and Egypt. Selesnick’s output ranges from prestigious murals to commissions creating Trompe L’oeil Interiors. He also wrote and directed a number of successful documentaries that have been acquired by PBS. Wherever Billy has lived, his art has left an indelible mark on the community.

 

 

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Loom at Elizabeth Kelly' Studio

Loom at Elizabeth Esther Kelly’ Studio

 

 

Elizabeth Esther Kelly

Weaving & Mixed Media Artist

Life long multi media artist Elizabeth Esther Kelly is weaving beautiful scarves and wraps on a four harness wooden loom, and the process is fascinating and fun to watch. Elizabeth views the art of weaving as the perfect metaphor to demonstrate the interconnectedness of life and the cultivation of compassion through artistic expression. Author, illustrator, designer, painting & textile restorer, Elizabeth’s passion for her work extends to the preservation of the cultural heritage of the Tibetans: nomadic people of the Himalayan region whose lives fully integrated many art forms, among them weaving.

 

Elizabeth and her Corgi, Chrissie invite you to visit her studio/gallery, named ‘Gateway to Tibet’ and see her latest works. There you will also find her personal collection of Tibetan Sacred Arts, jewelry, incense and other items that support meditation. Feel free to email any questions re: schedule, prices & requests.

 

elizabeth@gatewaytotibet.com
www.gatewaytotibet.com
www.gatewaytotibet.blogspot.com
You Tube Channel: elizamas

 

Havana Beads

Havana Beads

 

 

 

Raida Disbrow- Havana Beads

Lampwork Glass Artist & Jewelry Designer

Raida Disbrow is a full time Lampwork (Glass) Artist, and owner of Havana Beads, LLC. She began lampworking in 2005 when she couldn’t find specific colors and designs for her artisan jewelry work. Lampworking is the process of melting glass rods with a torch and creating on a mandrel small works of art. These pieces are decorated with thinner stringer pieces of glass and when completed are kiln annealed for strength and durability. Raida has a great love for nature and therefore frequently incorporates elements in her beads and Artisan Jewelry.

 

 

Havanabeads@yahoo.com
Havanabeads.etsy.com (Bead Sales)
Gentlewinddesigns.etsy.com ( Jewelry Sales)
Havanabeads.blogspot.com

 

 

Sally Eckman Roberts

Sally Eckman Roberts

 

 

 

Sally Eckman Roberts

Home Decor Illustration & Licensing

 

Sally Eckman Roberts is one of the most prolific and successful artist/designers working today in the creation and development of new products for the gift and home decor industries.  Combining her knowledge of design and her talents as an illustrator, Sally creates beautifully detailed images depicting nature in a traditional manner with a contemporary feel. Using watercolor and pencil, and through her delicate blending of rich color, intricate patterns and distinctive borders, Sally’s designs reveal art and nature are one. While her inspiration comes from nature and natural objects, her look is current and trend driven.

 

Sally’s interest in art began as a child growing up in Indiana. After completing her BFA in painting from Miami University in Ohio, Sally gained commercial experience as an illustrator and creative director in design and corporate marketing in Indianapolis. After having two children, and wanting to go out on her own, she created the licensing and marketing division of her own business, Painted Pears.

 

Contact: 317-590-6687
www.sallyeckmanroberts.com
paintpears@aol.com

 

 

 

 

Silk Life Studio

Silk Life Studio

 

Lora Yakimov- Silk Life Studio

 

 

“Art and Creativity have been woven into my life from early childhood. My mother and I would make projects together that were of a practical nature but also fun and creative. This practical aspect continued as we raised four children and encouraged their interests. My art has most often involved fabric and fiber with clothing, quilting, weaving and the needle arts. Recently, I have turned to silk because of its variety of weaves and the rich colors of the dyes. I have been a teacher most of my life and I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for painting on silk with others.”  Visit Silk Life Studio!  Studio F

 

https://sites.google.com/site/silklife7/home
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Silk-Life/298508396853931

 

 

 

Aya Fiber Studio

Aya Fiber Studio

 

Suzanne Connors- Aya Fiber Studio

 

“I call myself a fiber artist. I love art and I have always enjoyed making art. I have tried many different mediums but always return to fiber and textile art. I am a seamstress and a designer and I have always been intrigued by textiles; and especially if the fiber has a beautiful texture that makes you want to reach out and touch it! I love layering color and combining different tactile fibers.”
The Aya Fiber Studio is a working fiber studio that produces hand dyed indigo shibori fabrics that are made into art-to-wear and home fashion items. The studio offers workshops in shibori, indigo and marbling techniques.

 

http://www.ayafiberstudio.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aya-Fiber-Studio/122713737758995
contact: Suzanne Connors 336-693-4606 ayafiberstudio@gmail.com

 

 

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561-537-0291

Armory Art Center Offers Special Tour of Art Basel PLUS New Class Sessions and Courses

The Armory Art Center makes it easy for art enthusiasts to attend Art Miami and Art Basel, offering transportation, two different types of tours ( one self-guided and another curator-guided).  In addition, their new semester of classes is available for sign-up.  The Rickie Report shares the details here. 

 

 

 

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New Courses/ Adult Education

Opportunities

 

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Links to the new session catalog http://www.armoryart.org/adult

Link to new courses http://www.armoryart.org/new-courses

 

 

 

 

 

Art Basel- Art Miami, 2014

 

 

Photo Courtesy of Art Basel

Photo Courtesy of Art Basel

 

Join the Armory Art Center as we explore the 2014, Art Basel – Art Miami fair on Friday, December 5th, during art week in fabulous Miami. Connect with new and old friends of the Armory Art Center without the hassle of traffic and parking. Travel with one of our friendly staff in the comfort of a luxurious charter bus equipped with reclining seats, lavatory, TV monitors, and Wi-Fi.

 

 

EXCURSION INCLUDES:

 

Round trip bus transportation from the Armory to Miami Beach
Admission to TWO shows – Art Basel-Miami Beach and Art Miami

- Art Miami, located in the renowned Wynwood Arts District, is one of the most important annual contemporary art events in the United States; showcasing the most important artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries.

- Art Basel boasts the world’s premier modern and contemporary art shows, featuring works from world-renowned artists.

PRICING:

 

Sale price: $80 per person through November 5th
Full price: $100 per person November 5th through November 19th
Sale ends November 19th at 4:00pm

 

ITINERARY:

Friday, December 5th, meet at Armory Art Center’s parking lot at 9:30 a.m.

The bus will depart at 10:00 a.m. sharp!

Arrive at Art Miami at 11:15 a.m.

Departs Art Miami at 2:30 p.m.

Arrive at Art Basel at 2:45 p.m.
Departs Art Basel at 7:00 p.m., returning to the Armory Art Center at approximately at 8:15 p.m.
* Please notify us if you are disabled and require special assistance.

Reserve your seat today as seating is very limited!

 

 

A DON’T MISS ADD-ON:

 

Guided tour of Art Basel and Art Miami fairs:

 

Join New York-based artist, curator and critic, Kara L. Rooney* and the Armory Art Center for a personally guided tour of the 2014 Art Basel & Art Miami fairs on Friday, December 5th. Kara will give a 75-minute tour at Art Miami and a 90-minute tour at Art Basel of the hottest new galleries, artists and curators and will address the under-representation of women artists in the contemporary museum and gallery scene.

 

 

Cost for the guided tour is $60 and participation will be capped at 25 people.

Sign up before it fills – the final deadline to sign up is November 14th.

 

This is an add-on event and is independent from the Armory Bus Excursion. You can sign up for the guided tour whether you are on the excursion or not. The Bus Excursion is non-refundable, the guided tour will run with a minimum of 18 people.

 

* Kara is an internationally recognized artist, writer and curator. She is a regular contributor to Art in America, Hyperallergic, and The Brooklyn Rail, for whom she is a Managing Art Editor. Most recently, Rooney curated an exhibition of the post-war German artist, Joseph Beuys’ late work, and interviewed artist Kara Walker on her blockbuster installation at the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn. Her interview with the painter Luc Tuymans, originally conducted for AiA, was included in the artist’s 2014 monograph, Luc Tuymans: On & By, published by Whitechapel Gallery in London. Rooney’s visual work has been exhibited at Driscoll Babcock Gallery, NY; A.I.R. Gallery, NY; Shoshana Wayne Gallery, CA; the Chelsea Art Museum, NY; the Montclair Art Museum, NJ; The International Women’s Museum, CA; and the Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey.

 

For more information about Art Basel please visit:

http://www.armoryart.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=events.details&content_id=167

 

 

 

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 x33.

 

 

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561-537-0291

Mary Cotello Announces Special Basketry Workshop: Palm, Palms and More Palms!

When we look at the basket artistry of Mary Catello and Teri Salomoni, we are in awe – of their designs and abilities to bring branches and leaves to life again!  Mary is offering a special three-part workshop in December.  The Rickie Report shares the details here. This will make a great holiday gift – a class where they will learn how create their own designs!

 

 

 

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EarthArt Creative Baskets

 

 

 

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A mother and daughter team that collaborate on an art “unique” to Florida.
Creativity and an over-abundance of foliage results in endless possibilities.

 

 

Mary Catello and Teri Salamoni

Mary Catello and Teri Salomoni

Mary Catello

Mary has always enjoyed expressing her creativity. She was a trendsetting salon owner and stylist in New York City where creating masterpieces of tresses was her art form. Simultaneously, she opened The MaryGrace Institute; the first accredited Nail Technology School in New York. At MaryGrace students were taught, along with basic nail theory and practical lessons, award-winning techniques in airbrushing, 3-dimensional and multi-media nail art.

 

 
In 1994, after selling her salon and school, Mary relocated to South Florida and began taking classes in sketching, acrylics and water colors. But her true passion began when she met a basket weaver in Sedona, Arizona. Mary was inspired and a fiber artist was born!

 

 
Mary took only two basket weaving classes with internationally-known weavers, Flo Hoppe and Mary Hetts. She was introduced to palm inflorescence by Judy Briscoe, another basket weaver. On her own she began to experiment with size and materials determined to transform the traditional basket into art, and art it is! Her work is unique and identifiable.

 

 

 

Teri Salomoni

Teri has experienced both commercial and community recognition. She worked with Saks Fifth Avenue designing and decorating their floor and window displays at the Boca Raton, Worth Avenue and Palm Beach Gardens locations. She designed windows at the Nicole Miller boutiques in South Beach and Boca Raton. At sea, she was commissioned by Princess Cruise Lines to decorate their fleet for the holidays.

 

 
In 2002 she partnered in a public art project “Flamingos in the Gables” and, in 2003, Teri assisted a local ceramic artist with an installation to beautify parks in urban areas. Also, that year, Teri was commissioned by the Broward County Art Teacher Association to make metal sculptures for their annual conferences.

 

 
In recent years, Teri found her passion in wood turning. To learn this art, Teri, studied with three local masters — Tim Rowe, Gerhard Schwenke and Lee Sky. She also studied with national masters, Bonnie Klien and Mark St. Ledger, and international master Marilyn Cambell. Teri’s mom taught her the basics of weaving but Teri took that to a new level by adding her love of wood. This mixed medium, wood and palm inflorescence, combined with the skills of weaving and wood turning, makes each one of Teri’s vessels truly unique.

 

 

 

Artist Statement

The featured weaving material is queen palm inflorescence that has been carefully selected, then cleaned and dried over several weeks. The woods used for turning can be found curbside or purchased from an exotic collection. Each and every sculpture starts with the gathering and preparation of material, always mindful not to bruise or harm any trees or plants. The artistic workmanship is a combination of weaving and turning and the process may take weeks based on the complexity of the design.

 

 

 
Currently their work is on permanent display at Artisans on the Ave. in Lake Worth, Florida Craftsmen Gallery. St Petersburg and The Stranahan House in Ft Lauderdale. Annually they are featured at The Barn Gallery for the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation event. Their work has been selected to be displayed at The Fairchild Garden and the Miami Botanical Gardens Art Shows, both in Miami, and the Mounts Botanical Garden in Palm Beach. In February 2013, they received the Elizabeth Geisler Award for Excellence and a First Place ribbon by the Venetian Basket Weavers Guild in Venice Florida for 2 pieces.  Mary also presides over the newly- formed South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild which meets monthly. It is a great opportunity to network with other people interested in fiber arts and basketry.

 

 

 

For private commission work, customizations, exhibition requests or price inquiries, contact

 561 665 0092 or email mary@earthartbymaryandteri.com

http://www.earthartbymaryandteri.com

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

Lauderdale by the Sea 16th Annual Fall Craft Festival Returns for Pinktober

The popular 16th Annual Lauderdale by the Sea Fall Craft Festival Returns October 25th & 26th offering original handmade crafts, affordable gift items and live music. An important addition to all Howard Alan Events during the month of October include breast health-inspired artwork. Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavors will partner with the world-renowned Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. Many of the artists and crafters will be featuring “Pinktober” themed items in an effort to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Research through their artwork and wearing pink to draw additional attention to the fight against breast cancer. The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

16th Annual

Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival

 Saturday, October 25

  &

Sunday, October 26

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

A1A and Commerical Boulevard in Downtown Lauderdale by the Sea

Navigational Address:  4400 North Ocean Drive, Lauderdale By Sea, FL 33308

To Support the Arts, the Local Community and the Moffitt Cancer Center

 Free and open to the public

 

 

 

The popular Fall Craft Festival returns to Lauderdale by the Sea October 25 – 26, 2014. This two-day juried event will take place in its original location in downtown, just a short distance from the beach, along A1A and Commercial Boulevard. It is hosted by the Lauderdale by the Sea Chamber of Commerce and produced by American Craft Endeavors. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

 

The show will showcase the work of the finest artists and crafters and feature a wide variety of original and affordable handmade crafts as well as unique gift items, appealing to all tastes and budgets. Many of the artists will showcase breast cancer inspired artwork in an effort to raise awareness and wear pink in a show of solidarity.
This year, Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavors will partner with the world-renowned Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. This not-for-profit hospital and cancer research facility has made a lasting commitment to the prevention and cure of cancer, working tirelessly in the areas of patient care, research and education to advance the fight against this disease. Proceeds from the sale of breast cancer awareness artwork will be donated to Moffitt.

 

 

 

Necklace by Kathy and Loren Bell

Necklace by Kathy and Loren Bell

 

 

Kathy and Loren Bell own Jewels in the Sea, located in Hobe Sound, Florida. They work together to create unusual one of a kind pieces of seaglass jewelry. ” We travel worldwide to find unusual glass from Kauai, Hawaii to the West to Savonna, Italy in the East. After finding nice seaglass, we have to figure out the best way to search for it whether it is scratching with plastic scratchers, wading in the water or sifting through pebbles on the ​beach”.

 

 

 

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INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE:

 

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts – Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 100 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival

Vast array of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused wax & glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass
Proceeds from the sale of breast cancer awareness artwork will be donated to Moffitt Cancer Center.  Partial proceeds to benefit the Lauderdale by the Sea Chamber of Commerce. 

 

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California White Seaglass with pearls

California White Seaglass with pearls made by Jewels of the Sea

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

 

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

 

 

 

For additional information on the16th Annual Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

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Kinetic Art Events with Elayna Toby are Open to the Public and FREE

The public is invited to transform an historic tree into a kinetic sculpture! The FREE EVENTS will take place on NOVEMBER 1st, 8th, & 15th. A majestic kapok tree in east Boynton Beach will be temporarily transformed into a kinetic sculpture by led local kinetic artist Elayna Toby, and everyone is invited to participate in the creative process. Three FREE “community creating” events will be held at the Boynton Beach City Library’s program room, 208 S. Seacreast Blvd. Come by anytime between 10am and 1pm. Simply bring small objects you’d like to re-purpose into art that will hang from the tree. Everyone who participates will design a section of the sculpture with the items they bring. Elayna Toby will string together community designed sections into twirling strands that will hang from the tree.  The Rickie Report urges everyone to JUST STOP BY for this FUN, Informative activity – a different way to recycle!  Did we mention FREE? 

 

 

 

Upcoming FREE EVENTS:

 

Saturdays:  November 1st,  8th  &  15th

 

10:00 am-1:00 pm

(DROP BY ANYTIME)

Boynton Beach City Library

208 S. Seacrest Blvd.       Boynton Beach

 

 

 

 

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PUBLIC INVITED TO

TRANSFORM AN HISTORIC TREE INTO A KINETIC SCULPTURE

 FREE EVENTS NOVEMBER 1, 8, & 15

 

A majestic kapok tree in east Boynton Beach will be temporarily transformed into a kinetic sculpture by led local kinetic artist Elayna Toby, and everyone is invited to participate in the creative process.

 

 

 

Kapok Tree

Kapok Tree

Three FREE “community creating” events will be held at the Boynton Beach City Library’s program room, 208 S. Seacreast Blvd. Come by anytime between 10am and 1pm. Simply bring small objects you’d like to re-purpose into art that will hang from the tree. Everyone who participates will design a section of the sculpture with the items they bring. Elayna Toby will string together community designed sections into twirling strands that will hang from the tree.

 

It’s easy and fun to be part of this unique community art project! Simply rummage through your shelves and junk drawers to find small items to upcycle into art such as bells, bits of hardware, old keys, machine or computer parts, gears or other baubles. Everyone is invited to participate. You need not think of yourself as creative or artistic to contribute to this kinetic sculpture.

 

 

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“I’m excited to see the special kapok tree transformed into kinetic art with the community’s discarded and found objects,” says kinetic artist Elayna Toby. “I love seeing the surprise on people’s faces when they realize it’s fun and not hard to create something artistic with ordinary items they have around the house.”

 

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Participants will also have the opportunity to create “video selfies” about their unique objects and the artistic compositions they create during each event. A video, showcasing the hundreds of community participants who contributed items that make up Kinetic-Connections, will be featured adjacent to the transformed tree during the International Kinetic Art Exhibition and Symposium that will be held February 6-8, 2015.

 

 

Kinetic-Connections will be a temporary installation taken down at the end of the symposium, leaving the tree in its original state, as if untouched. The strands, inspired by and generated from the community, will then be “recycled” back into the world, made available for sale as decorations for home or garden. A portion of the proceeds from sales of these strands will benefit the City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places program and Resource Depot. Kinetic artist Elayna Toby was commissioned by the City of Boynton Beach/Art in Public Places to create Kinetic-Connections as part of the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium.

 For more information visit www.ElaynaTobyArt.com/kinetic-connections. These workshops are part of the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium – www.IntlKineticArtEvent.org.

 

 

“The most exciting part of Kinetic-Connections for us is the community involvement in creating an interactive site specific installation.” Says Debby Coles-Dobay, Boynton Beach’s Public Arts Manager and chief coordinator of the of the International Kinetic Art Exhibition and Symposium.  Kinetic-Connections is brought to you by Elayna Toby Art, in partnership with the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, the City of Boynton Beach/Art in Public Places, and Resource Depot.

 

 

 

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With a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and an M.S. in Public Horticulture Administration and Museum Management, Elayna Toby’s interests are as varied as her artwork which is currently on exhibition at OSGS Gallery in West Palm Beach’s Northwood section. Internationally, she was invited by Habla: The Center for Language and Culture, to lead a “natural mobiles” workshop at Park Aak, an ecological park in Mexico.

 

More information about Elayna Toby and Kinetic-Connections can be found at

www.elaynatobyart.com/kinetic-connections

and

www.facebook.com/elaynatobyart.

Or email Elayna Toby   elayna@elaynatobyart.com

 

 

Learn about our partners:

www.elaynatobyart.com | www.intlkineticartevent.org | www.boyntonbeacharts.org | www.resourcedepot.net

- See more at: http://elaynatobyart.com/kinetic-connections/#sthash.irBP7fkC.dpuf

 

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

Zammy Migdal & Gudrun Kemsa of Lausberg Contemporary at Armory Art Center

The Armory Art Center will be hosting an opening reception for Zammy Migdal and Gudrun Kemsa on October 24th.  These distinguished artists work in very different media but share an interest in movement as a metaphor, for the deeper meanings found behind surface and appearance.  In addition, on Wednesday, October 29th, Zammy Migdal will offer an Artist Gallery Talk. The Rickie Report recommends this extraordinary exhibition: “Evocative Juxtapositions Between Two International Artists” and opportunity to meet the artists. Be sure to mark both dates in your calendar.

 

 

 

 

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Opening Reception

 

Friday,  October 24, 2014       6-8 pm

Armory Art Center

Zammy Migdal- East Gallery | Gudrun Kemsa- Greenfield Gallery

 

EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Saturday 9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

These two shows will run from October 25th until December 6th, 2014.

 1700 parker avenue           West Palm Beach, FL  33401

 (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

Artist Gallery Talk and Lecture:  

Zammy Migdal

 

 

Wednesday, October 29th

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Tel Aviv born artist Zammy Migdal will talk informally about his transformative metal sculptures installed in the East Gallery and in the Morris and Rose Kraft Sculpture Garden. The artist will also give a lecture in our Library. Join us for this unique opportunity to talk with the artist, learn more about his work and enjoy some wine over good conversation.

 

 

 

 

Israeli artist Zammy Migdal and German artist Gudrun Kemsa work in very different media but share an interest in movement as a metaphor for the deeper meanings found behind surface and appearance. The Armory Art Center will be hosting an opening reception for these distinguished artists on October 24th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The public is welcome.

 

 

 

Zammy Migdal Sculpture

Zammy Migdal Sculpture

 

 

 

❖ Zammy Migdal, a native of Tel Aviv, Israel, has created a language in metal that transforms spaces and walls into shapes, colors and shadows. In his work, energy flows to form clarity, definition, and purpose. He shapes metal into forms, but it is the emptiness inside the forms that holds the shadows. While some of his very architectural work is firmly grounded on Earth, other work has its origins in his interest to suspend objects against gravity. Such work is created by the relationships among metal foregrounds, attaching pins, spaces, light and shadows, in which hard metal resembles ribbons that flow and twist in the wind.

 

 

 

Zammy Migdal is also showing large polychrome steel sculptures from
October 25, 2014-April 30, 2015- Morris and Rose Kraft Sculpture Gardens

 

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"Las Vegas Freeway" by Gudrun Kemsa

“Las Vegas Freeway” by Gudrun Kemsa

 

 

 

 

 

 

❖ Gudrun Kemsa’s photographic works and Video Installations are depictions of space, time and movement. Her eye is focused on urban space where she documents the course of events in streets and in open public places. Her video installations are designed as large projections for indoor or outdoor spaces. In their actions and timelines, they lead the viewer to experiences of space and time. Since 2002, Kemsa has been producing video works in analogy to human vision, this is done in constant motion. Her indoor video installations at the Armory will range from works done in the Ruhr valley of her native Germany to works produced in China and the US.

 

 

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 x33.

 

 

 

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

27th Annual Cadillac Las Olas Art Fair Supports Breast Health Research Through Art

27th Annual Cadillac Las Olas Art Fair, one of the most popular shows of the year, returns to Las Olas Boulevard October 18th & 19th. Many exhibitors will feature art and gift items inspired by the fight against Breast Cancer to raise awareness and will also wear pink in a show of solidarity.  Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavors will partner with the world-renowned Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. The Rickie Report shares the details here. Admission is free and open to the public. There will be a wide array of Original Artwork, Live Music and a  Free Art Giveaway.

 

 

 

27th Annual Cadillac Las Olas Art Fair

 

 

Saturday, October 18

 &  

Sunday, October 19th

 

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale
Between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue
Navigational address: 600 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

Free and open to the public

Fort Lauderdale’s signature fall art fair returns to Las Olas October 18th and 19th, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Many of the artists will feature artwork inspired by the fight against this devastating disease, raising awareness through their artistic efforts, and wearing pink in a show of solidarity. A portion of the proceeds from the art show will benefit the Las Olas Association as well as breast cancer research. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

 

Jewelry by Jodi Crespi

Jewelry by Jodi Crespi   www.pjarttags.com

 

This year, Howard Alan Events will partner with the world-renowned Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. This not-for-profit hospital and cancer research facility has made a lasting commitment to the prevention and cure of cancer, working tirelessly in the areas of patient care, research and education to advance the fight against this disease. Proceeds from the sale of breast cancer awareness artwork will be donated to Moffitt.

 

 

 

The 27th Annual Cadillac Las Olas Art Fair is produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by the Las Olas Association. The wide array of handmade art and affordable gift items with broad appeal will be priced to suit all budgets.

 

 

 FREE ART GIVE-AWAY

 

Art enthusiasts will have an opportunity to register to win artwork by a participating artist Michael Jasinski during this two-day juried event. The prize, a 36” x 60” print of “Whispering Waves”, valued at $595, will be on display at his booth where registration will also take place. This talented photographer captures the beauty and essence of the wonders he encounters while on his travels throughout Florida, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. To learn more about him and explore his work visit his website at www.jasinskibrothers.com. No purchase is necessary to participate in this free giveaway and the winner will be announced during the final hour of the festival.

 

 

"Whispering Wave" by Michael Jisinski

“Whispering Wave” by Michael Jasinski   www.jasinskibrothers.com

 

 

 

 

Festival patrons are invited to stop by Cadillac’s display and experience a range of luxury vehicles from coupes to SUV’s and receive a free tote bag. Cadillac is the title sponsor for this October show.

 

 

Amazon Local Register is the official sponsor of the 27th Annual Cadillac Las Olas Art Fair. Festival vendors and patrons alike are encouraged to stop by the Amazon Local Register booth to demo the new mobile credit card reader for a chance to win prizes. To learn more about this new payment processing system go to LocalRegister.Amazon.com.

 

Painting by Sammy Zolot

Painting by Sammy Zolot    www.sammyzolotart.com

 

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

· Juried first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists

· Among the largest and most popular outdoor art festivals in South Florida

· Original Artwork Handmade in America

· More than 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

· Commemorative Festival Posters ($10) & T-shirts ($15) for sale at booth located across from Cheesecake Factory

· Onsite Art Giveaway – Prize is a 36” x 60” print of “Whispering Waves” by Michael Jasinski, valued at $595

· A portion of the proceeds benefits the Las Olas Association

· Proceeds from the sale of Breast Cancer Awareness artwork to benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center

 

Jewelry by Arleen Parker

Jewelry by Arleen Parker www.serendipityoriginals.com

 

 

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 on the 27th Annual Cadillac Las Olas Art Fair 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

Pen Women Present “Eclectic Collections” Art Exhibit Oct. 18-Nov. 10

Don’t miss “Eclectic Collections” by the Boca Raton Branch of National League of American Pen Women!  This exhibit will showcase a diverse mix of award winning artwork created by NLAPW members. There is an opening Reception on October 17th to which the public is invited.  The Rickie Report shares a sneak peek and the details about this exhibition. 

 

 

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BOCA RATON BRANCH

National League of American Pen Women

 presents

“ECLECTIC  COLLECTIONS”

Opening Reception ~ Friday, October 17 ~ 6 to 8 pm 

 

Exhibit continues :

Saturday, October 18 – Monday, November 10, 2014

ARMORY ART CENTER

 

  Montgomery Hall

1700 Parker Avenue           West Palm Beach

 

 

The Armory Art Center exhibit will feature the talented artistic accomplishments of the Boca Raton Branch NLAPW members. You’ll view art in most every form and medium – Oils, Watercolors, Acrylics, Collage, China painting. Fabulous life-like figures and portraits painted in the Renaissance style, Contemporary, Abstract, Realism, handcrafted Jewelry and elegant hand-painted Victorian Porcelain. 

 

 

 

Art Co-Chairs, Roberta Melman and Joni Sack are eager to share the names of the Pen Women involved in this exhibit:  Roberta Melman, Joni Sack, Bea Doone Merena, Prudence Carrico, Edythe Garber, Rhoda Hollander, Carole Kaufman, Myra Levick, Cora Lee Palma-Hayden, Mimi Paris, Karen Rose and Pat Wilson.

 

 

 

 

Joni Sack

Painting by Joni Sack

 

The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Saturday, October 18th from 6 – 8 pm.  The Exhibition continues through  Monday, November 10, 2014.  The Armory Art Center is located at 1700 Parker Avenue in W.Palm Beach.  The exhibit takes place in Montgomery Hall.

 

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Painting by Roberta Melman

 

The Boca Raton Branch of the National League of American Pen Women is a prestigious organization of professional women in the Arts – Published Writers, Authors, Poets, Musical Composers and Award winning Artists. 

 

Joni Sack

Painting by Joni Sack

 

 

The National League of American Pen Women’s corporate headquarters is based in Washington, D.C. in an historic building, once the residence of Robert Todd Lincoln, son of President Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln.   The Boca Raton branch of the National League of American Pen Women boasts the largest membership in the United States. Their intention is the promotion of talented women in the Arts – Art, Literature, Music.

 

 

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Painting by Roberta Melman

 

 

 

Discover more about this prestigious organization of professional women in the Arts

by visiting these websites:

 www.bocapenwomen.org             www.NLAPW.org

 

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 x33.

 

 

 

 

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

 

Join McMow and Mosaic Master Melissa Handler for 3D Mosaic Sugar Skull Class!

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from incredible guest artist, Melissa Handler at McMow Art Glass.  Anyone who is fascinated by the history of the Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) and its celebrations will want to be part of this two-day workshop!   Melissa is a Mosaic Master Artist whose talent exceeds all previous suppositions about configuring glass tiles with other elements to create powerful pieces of artwork.  The Rickie Report shares the details and cannot wait to see your creations! Beginners and Intermediates welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

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McMow Art Glass

Presents

Melissa Handler, Mosaic Master Artist

Saturday October 18th
&
Saturday October 25th

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Cost: $195 + tax

 

 

McMow Art Glass Inc.

701 N. Dixie Hwy   Lake Worth, Fl 33460

 

 

 

Mosaic Sugar Skull by Melissa Handler

Mosaic Sugar Skull by Melissa Handler

 

 

 

Join McMow and Mosaic Master Melissa Handler for an incredible 3-Dimensional Mosaic Class. This two-part course will give beginner and intermediate student’s in-depth mosaic arts knowledge. Students will leave class with a beautiful work of art (minimal take home work may be required). Skull substrate, 2 flowers for the eyes, and all glass will be provided.

 

 

Please bring your own jewelry, beads, or pearl adornments to add to your piece.  If you don’t already have any jewelry pieces you would like to incorporate, thrift stores are great places to find these items! You don’t want to miss the opportunity to learn from an incredible guest artist.

 

 

Mosaics by Melissa Handler

Mosaics by Melissa Handler

 

 

 

Initially dabbling in her first stained glass class 15 years ago, Melissa has always been “hands on”. While glass mosaics are her first love, polymer clay and substrate construction have also become her specialties. Having traveled to Arcata, CA to work with Laurel Skye and her daughter Marley, Handler developed a love and appreciation for both the artists as well as their unique techniques.

 

 

 

Melissa Handler's "Mosaic Pillow", 2014 Winner in McMow Art Glass Competition

Melissa Handler’s “Mosaic Pillow”, 2013 Winner in McMow Art Glass Competition

 

 

 

 

Melissa is McMow’s 2013 Best in Show Art Glass Contest Winner! McMow Art Glass is excited to have Melissa with us in a teaching capacity to share her knowledge, skills and love for the glass arts with the community. Handler resides in Palm Beach Gardens with her husband and three children.

 

 

For more information please contact:

Taylor Materio

McMow Art Glass Inc. 701 N. Dixie Highway Lake Worth Fl 33460

taylor@mcmow.com Call: 561-585-9011 x108 or visit http://www.mcmow.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

Hotworks’ Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ Announces Budding Artists Competition

Hotworks’ Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ Announces its Budding Artists Competition.  All work is original and personally handmade by the artists participating in the show. It has been voted in the top 100 art fairs in the country. The Budding Artist competition is provided with prime space within the show to display all of the youth art entries.As part of our commitment to include art education in the Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ and the community, a youth art competition for grades 6-12 or ages 9-19 is integrated into the event.  Sponsored by Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization, young artists are invited to apply with their original and personally handmade art. This competition gives budding, young artists a golden opportunity to begin learning the rules of being part of a professional art show and exhibition. The Rickie Report urges adults reading this article to SHARE it with youths in their family, neighborhood, schools and houses of worship.  This is a wonderful opportunity to encourage our future artists!  The information and application are here.  Cash prizes.

HotWorks.org 

Presents 6th Annual

 

Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

 

January 24 & 25, 2015

 

 

The Boca Raton Fine Art Show is free admission and free parking.

 

Downtown Boca Raton

 

Call for Budding Artists

 

Ages 9-19 or Grades 6-12

 

 

Applications must be postmarked by December 1, 2014

 

Hotworks Budding Artists, 2014

Hotworks Budding Artists, 2014

 

 

 

The 6th Bi-Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ on January 24 & 25, 2015 focuses on visual arts, diversity and community enrichment. The Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ is a feast for the eyes and is juried by art professionals, with a combined total of more than 120 years’ art experience and education. All work is original and personally handmade by the artist participating in the show. It has been voted in the top 100 art fairs in the country. Included and showcased for sale is art in all discipline including paintings, sculpture, clay, glass, wood, fiber, jewelry, photography, and more. The Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ is sponsored by Hot Works, LLC, a professionally produced fine art fair by a show director with a national standing and reputation.

 

Best of Show, Mixed Media Savion Cohen

Hotworks 2014 Budding Artists Best of Show, Mixed Media Savion Cohen

 

 

The Budding Artist competition is provided with prime space within the show to display all of the youth art entries. There is $250 in cash awards provided to four winners, along with a beautiful, colorful two-foot-long ribbon. Criteria for judging the youth art is on technique/execution and originality, which is similar to the criteria for the judging of the professional artist awards. As art programs are being dramatically cut and eliminated in schools nationwide, the need for such initiatives is made even more relevant.

 

 

Patty Narozny, Hotworks and Show Promoter presents Budding Artist Awards, 2014

Patty Narozny, Hotworks and Show Promoter presents Budding Artist Awards, 2014

 

On Sunday, January 25, 2015  at 3pm under the “Budding Artist Tent”, the Budding Artist awards will be announced and presented. Photographs of the winners and other youth art participants will be taken.

 

 

Hotworks Budding Artist Bonus Award Juan Andres Contine, Painting

Hotworks 2014 Budding Artist Bonus Award Juan Andres Contine, Painting

 

 

 

Budding Artist winners of 2014 were:

 

One $100 Best Budding Artist:

Savion Cohen, Mixed Media, Age 14, Dreyfoos School of the Arts

 

 Three $50 Budding Artist Awards of Excellence:

Jessica Pan, Painting, Age 15, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Taylor Medeiras, Panting, Age 16, Park Vista High School

Kirsten Kelly, Painting, Age 15, Dreyfoos School of the Arts

 

One $25 Bonus Budding Artist Award to:

 Juan Andrés Contin, Painting, Age 5, St. Jude Catholic School

 

Hotworks Budding Artists Award of Excellence, Kirsten Kelly, Painting

Hotworks 2014 Budding Artists Award of Excellence, Kirsten Kelly, Painting

 

 

The deadline for youth art entries is December 1, 2014. Now is the time to start thinking about and creating the art work you want to enter for the show!

 

Hotworks Budding Artist 2014, Award of Excellence, Taylor Medeiras, Painting

Hotworks Budding Artist 2014, Award of Excellence, Taylor Medeiras, Painting

 

 

A Budding Artist art application is available at www.hotworks.org. Please mail applications to PO Box 1425, Sarasota, FL 34230. The application fee is $3 per entry; with up to two entries per student accepted.

 

 

 

Hotworks 2014 Budding Artist , Jessica Pan, Award of Excellence, Painting

Hotworks 2014 Budding Artist , Jessica Pan, Award of Excellence, Painting

 

 

 

 

Budding Artist Application:

 

 

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See Art, Love Art, Buy Art! See You There!

 

 

For more information please visit   www.HotWorks.org  or  Email: Info@HotWorks.org and Contact Patty Narozny, Executive Director   941-755-3088

 

 

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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291