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.

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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.

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Fish House Art Center Presents 2nd Annual “Mistletoe Madness” Event

Yes, the holidays are gearing up, but you CAN make your preparations in a strategic way that doesn’t overwhelm.  The Fish House Art Center in Port Salerno is a quiet hub of creative activity.  Their 2nd Annual “Mistletoe Madness” Event promises FREE gift drawings from each studio, an art auction, Toys for Tots drop Off, live music, discounts on purchases and so much more. There will be a FREE Holiday Ornament Giveaway at Art Gumbo Gallery and an Art Wreath Silent Auction to benefit Safe Space. Stop by any of the restaurants across the parking lot.  The Rickie Report gives you details about this event on Friday, December 5th and Saturday, December 6th.  This is a perfect spot to watch the Martin County Holiday Boat Parade on Saturday!  The Public is invited to this FREE event.

 

 

 

 

 

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Fish House Art Center

Presents

“Mistletoe Madness” 

 

Friday December 5th   5 – 9 pm  

&

Saturday December 6th  Noon – 8 pm

 

4745 Se Desoto Ave. Stuart (Port Salerno) FL

 

 

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).

 

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This year the Fish House Art Center in Stuart, Florida will be reviving an Old Tradition: A Holiday Wreath Benefit. Proceeds will go to support SafeSpace, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that offers emergency shelter, supportive living and outreach programs to domestic violence victims and their families in Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties.

 

 

CALL FOR WREATHS!!!!!!

 

Artists, Crafters and local Businesses are invited to submit their interpretation of Festive, Holiday, Winter and Seasonal Inspired Wreaths. Unique and non-traditional materials are welcome!

We will be receiving wreaths Friday and Saturday, November 28th and 29th from 1:00- 6:00 PM at The Fish House Art Center. All wreaths will be displayed until the Mistletoe Madness Event on December 5th and 6th when they will be auctioned.

 

* ONLY original Artwork

* Art must not be larger than 36″ diameter or more than 25# and must be wired for hanging
*Prizes in the following categories: Traditional Holiday, Recycled Materials, Most Original, Peoples Choice
Invite ALL your friends to admire ( and bid on) your creation. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • FREE and Open to the Public

 

  • Shopping Discounts

 

  • Strolling Carolers, Sat. 6 pm

 

  • Live Music at The Grove Dockbar, 7 pm both nights

 

  • Free Drawings from Artists’ Studios

 

  • Art Wreath Silent Auction to benefit Safe Space

 

  • Toys For Tots Drive to benefit local families

 

  • Martin County Boat Parade viewing area

 

  • Complimentary Refreshments at each art studio

 

  • Free Holiday Ornament Giveaway at Art Gumbo Gallery

 

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.  It is also home to the Art Gumbo Gallery, which represents local, regional and national fine artists and fine crafters.

 

Sip your favorite beverage and hear live music overlooking the beautiful Manatee Pocket at the Grove Dock Bar. 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.  

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/FishHouseArtCenter

www.fishhouseartcenter.com

or

Carolyn Gordon at Art Gumbo Gallery

gordonred@aol.com

 

or

Suzanne Connors  at Aya Fiber Studio

336-693-4606

ayafiberstudio@gmail.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

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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!

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Artwork Being Donated to Non-Profit Organizations By Denny Reed

Denny Reed is an artist who lives her creativity.  As she moves in a new direction of artistry, she has a studio filled with art pieces she is happy to donate to non-profit organizations.  Read this fascinating interview, as The Rickie Report explores the art world with Denny Reed.

 

 

 

 

DENNY REED

 

International Artist

"Heat" by Denny Reed

“Heat” by Denny Reed

TRR:  You’ve recently decided to donate a large body of your artwork. What has initiated this action?

DR:

“Since returning from painting in the mountains of South America this past October, it has become clear to me that it is time to release my art work from the last few years. When a new creative surge comes through me I have to make room for it energetically. This is the power of manifestation I learned years ago when I had an international business which taught self development and emotional intelligence seminars.
I have been involved with the internal and external explorations of self development all of my adult life instigated by unusual experiences I had as a child with mystics.  My art comes from the invisible depths of those experiences and I am continue to be greatly influenced by them. This year I am embarking on creating 3D mixed media installations for possible museum installations. I say possible because not all has been revealed to me yet so I cannot give a detail description of what I will be doing. I know I just need to make room for it to manifest.”

 

 

"Searching For Heaven" by Denny Reed

“Searching For Heaven” by Denny Reed

 

TRR:  Why donate, why not just sell your work?

DR:

“I feel complete with those pieces. I do not want to spend anymore time with them. I have sold all that I needed to of that series from that era of my life. My initial feeling was to just destroy what was left. I finally understood why many artists do destroy their work. They are done with that level of consciousness that was expressed through the creative spirit to them. They want to move on to the next level. Create a clean slate.

 

 
With deeper reflection I did not think it was ethical to destroy my work as too many people enjoy it so I decided to make sure people could still enjoy it. I picked non-profits to donate to because I have sat on non-profit boards almost all of my adult life and I know about fundraising challenges to help their incredible missions of service. Non profits have always inspired me because of their dedication to give selflessly.

 

 

 

"Heaven is in the Sky" by Denny Reed

“Heaven is in the Sky” by Denny Reed

 

TRR: So would you say your personal philosophy has driven you to these conclusions?

DR:

 

 

“On a personal note I do feel uncomfortable with the art business at large. Too many games and egos seem to interfere or take advantage of many artists. Money has really become a driving force in art and unfortunately the greed factor has pushed too many good artists to the side unrecognized because they do not play that game. I think the creative spirit is a pure energy that is in everyone. It is a connector for our human race as it is exciting to share with others and provide inspiration and dialogue. Of course an artist has to make money to live and to do so they have to step through a mine field of complexities and at the same time deal with their own personal ethics which all takes away time from creating art!”

 

 

"The Witness" by Denny Reed

“The Witness” by Denny Reed

 

TRR: How can a non profit proceed if they are interested in being part of your donation?

DR:

“Email me  info@dennyreed.com to start. If they are located in South Florida, I can meet them privately at my gallery.  If they are out of town I can share jpgs with them and arrange shipping.  All art donations are available between now and Dec 31st.”

 

 

"Celebrating the Light" by Denny Reed

“Celebrating the Light” by Denny Reed

 

TRR:  As of press time, where has your artwork been donated?

DR:

 

-Press Club of PA-endowment builders for Penn State, Delaware County Community College and Temple University
-Connecting Generations- Delaware’s resource for mentoring and other intergenerational programs
-Animal Rescue South Florida
-Greater Boynton Sister Cities

 

 

For more information please contact Denny at  info@dennyreed.com

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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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

 

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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

 

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Kristin Miller Hopkins

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

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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

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Christa Assad
Syrian/American – Ceramic

 

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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

Del Foxton’s Handmade Paper Art Brings “Recycled” to a New Level

Del Foxton is a contemporary Eco Artist whose artistry in Handmade Paper began with her belief that “if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem”. When taking garbage to the local dump, she saw an opportunity to turn paper and garden castoffs into artistic creations. Canadian by birth and Bahamian by choice, Del’s colorful and inventive artwork is on display in a few local galleries in Southeast Florida.  The Rickie Report shares the information and gives you a preview.  The Arts Arena in Delray Beach will feature Del’s creativity at the next Open House on Friday, November 21st.  Her work can also be viewed at Artisans on the Ave. in Lake Worth.

 

 

 

DEL FOXTON, Featured Artist

ARTS ARENA GALLERY

Open House

Friday, November 21st

6:00 – 8:30 pm

770 East Atlantic Avenue     Delray Beach, FL

(In same plaza as Chico’s and Digs Restaurant-  plenty of parking)

 

 

 

Del Foxton's Handmade Paper Mobile

Del Foxton’s Handmade Paper Mobile

Circa 105 AD the Chinese invented an amazing process to make paper. This invention changed history and Del Foxton’s life. Now more than 2000 years later, she follows a similar process to create her artistry. Her decorative artworks are contemporary pieces designed to beautify an existing space or to start a new room that will warm the heart and hearth. 
Del believes that many homes and offices, having already addressed environmental issues, may want to consider extending their plans to the artistry hanging on their walls.

 

 

 

 

 

Del Foxton's "Elements in the Sun" Handmade Paper

Del Foxton’s “Elements in the Sun” Handmade Paper

 

 

Del describes herself as a, “contemporary Eco artist.  My artistry in Handmade Paper began with my belief in the saying that “if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem”. When having to take our garbage to the local dump, I saw an opportunity to turn our paper and garden castoffs into artistic creations.”  In addition to Del finding her own recycled treasures, people are always dropping off leaves, plant clippings and other garden discards along with paper she can recycle.

 

 

Del Foxton's Handmade Paper "Turquoise Waters"

Del Foxton’s Handmade Paper “Turquoise Waters”

 

 

 

Del has been doodling since childhood and began her handmade paper explosion ten years ago.  Her bubbly personality compliments her outstanding, color-filled art pieces.  Some of Del’s pieces are painted while others use the “au natural” pigments  of her materials.  Her corporate background with the Sara Lee Corporation gives her the teaching skills she employs during her demonstrations and workshops.  Del is available to speak and demonstrate for local organizations.

 

 

Del Foxton's "Curiosity", Handmade Paper

Del Foxton’s “Curiosity”, Handmade Paper

 

Del tells The Rickie Report,  “For me, reusing nature is the source for my artistic inspiration. I experiment with different local leaves, flowers, seaweed and their combinations, mixed with recycled paper, to see what interesting paper will result. Being able to create a unique work of art from nature’s resources stirs my creative juices.  I feel fortunate to have entered into this broad field of handmade paper that for over 500 years was a closely guarded secret. I have found an art form that speaks to my soul.”

 

 

Del Foxton's "Pulp Fiction", Handmade Paper

Del Foxton’s “Pulp Fiction”, Handmade Paper

 

Del’s artistry can be found  at  The Arts Arena in Delray Beach and at Artisans on the Ave. in Lake Worth.  She welcomes the opportunity to work with you to create special artworks that reflects your commitment to the environment.  “I’ll be happy to create unique Eco friendly artworks just for you”, she tells us.  Visit her website and you will see happy art patrons and their accolades for Del’s artistry.

 

For more information please contact:

Del Foxton  at delfoxton.com   or email delfoxton@gmail.com

Please view Del’s artistry at:

Artisans on the Ave.

www.artisansontheave.com

630 Lake Avenue      Lake Worth, FL

or

The Arts Arena Gallery

 

www.theartsarenagallery.com

777 E. Atlantic    Delray Beach,FL

(In the shopping Plaza with Chico’s and Digs restaurant….just before Veteran’s Park. There is a good parking lot)

 

 

Del Foxton at Adagio Studio, Grand Bahama Island

Del Foxton at Adagio Studio, Grand Bahama Island

 

 

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

 

 

 

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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.”

 

 

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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.

 

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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

 

 

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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

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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