Wellington Art Society Welcomes You to a Demonstration by McMow Art Glass

The Wellington Art Society welcomes everyone to their March monthly meeting where McMow Art Glass will be giving a demonstration. McMow is family owned and operated and works with each client’s concept to create original pieces of art for residences, commercial buildings or places of worship. They produce the finest in stained, leaded, carved, etched, mosaic and fused glass projects. Their vision is to produce the finest custom art glass that combines old world technique with new design concepts. They offer classes for aspiring glass artists. The Wellington Art Society is a terrific group for emerging artists as well as professional artists to network.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

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THE WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

FEATURES

McMow Art Glass Demonstration

Wednesday, March 11th

6:30PM

*At the Village Park Gymnasium

11700 Pierson Road Wellington, FL 33414 Ph: (561) 791-4005

* Please note new venue

 

 

McMow Art Glass will be featured at the next Wellington Art Society meeting.  The public is invited. The Wellington Art Society will meet on March 11, 2015 at the Gym in Village Park, Wellington. Meet and greet will begin at 6:30, followed by a brief meeting, an outstanding raffle and a demonstration by McMow Art Glass.

 

Glass Bowl created at McMow Art Glass

Glass Bowl created at McMow Art Glass

McMow Art Glass has been a leader in the stained glass industry for over 35 years. Their production team is lead by German trained master craftsmen and includes two in-house glass painters. Their staff has a variety of art backgrounds and art degrees. They use only the finest imported and domestic glass to create unique works of original art geared to the vision of each client.

 

Fusing Class at McMow Art Glass

Fusing Class at McMow Art Glass

McMow is family owned and operated and works with each client’s concept to create original pieces of art for residences, commercial buildings or places of worship. They produce the finest in stained, leaded, carved, etched, mosaic and fused glass projects. Their vision is to produce the finest custom art glass that combines old world technique with new design concepts. They offer classes for aspiring glass artists.

 

McMow Art Glass Offers Bullseye Glass products

McMow Art Glass Offers Bullseye Glass products

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 34th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.  

 

For further information visit wellingtonartsociety.org  or wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com

 

For more information about McMow Art Glass please visit:  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

Artists of Palm Beach County Share Call to Artists, Multiple Exhibits, Jewelry Classes, Plus Poetry Workshops and Collage Workshop

The Artists of Palm Beach County welcome art lovers and artists to their events coming up in March and April. Art on Park, the Gallery home of APBC, is bustling with activities for all ages!  The Rickie Report shares a Call for artists for “Florida The Beautiful 2015″, an Exhibit being cosponsored by the Sierra Club Loxahatchee Group.  You still have time to see Dick Yosinoff’s photographs and paintings before  Grant Williams’ “A Spring Thing” exhibits his paintings and prints.  Kelley Allen teaches bead weaving and jewelry making ( reservations required) and the Poets of the Palm Beaches welcomes neophytes to seasoned wordsmiths to explore the written word. Don’t forget to bring the family for a Free collage workshop!  Attention artists: Studio and Galley Space is available at Art on Park. See all of the details here.

 

 

 

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All events are held at Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue          Lake Park,FL  33403

Most events are free and open to the public

Registration Requested: 561-345-2842

 

 

CALL FOR ARTISTS!

 CALL FOR ENTRIES!

CALL FOR ARTWORK!

 

“FLORIDA THE BEAUTIFUL 2015″

 

 

AN EXHIBIT TO SHOWCASE

FLORIDA’S ENVIRONMENTAL BEAUTY

TO BENEFIT THE SIERRA CLUB

LOXAHATCHEE GROUP

Opening Reception

 Friday, April 10th, 2015    –    5:00 - 8:00 PM

Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue    Lake Park,FL

After Party 

The Brewhouse Gallery starting at 8pm

720 Park Ave    Lake Park,FL

Exhibit runs:Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 to Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Gallery Hours:    Monday through Saturday 12 PM to 6 PM

 

SUBMISSIONS FOR THIS EXHIBITION ARE OPEN TO ALL ARTISTS in PALM BEACH COUNTY

MEMBERSHIP IS NOT REQUIRED

NOTE: Submissions accepted through midnight (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015.

Accepted artists will be notified by email on or before Saturday, March 21st, 2015.
  • This event is co-sponsored by: the Sierra Club Loxahatchee Group

 

  • This exhibit will showcase the Environmental Beauty of Florida and benefit the Sierra Club Loxahatchee Group.  15% of sales will be donated to SCLG.  The Brewhouse is also donating a percentage of proceeds from that night to the Sierra Club.
  • Open to all artists who reside in Palm Beach County, FL
  • The theme of this exhibit is FLORIDA THE BEAUTIFUL. Works should reflect or represent images of the beautiful Florida environment, which the Sierra Club is dedicated to help protect. Animals, plants, seascapes or landscapes found in Florida are welcome.
  • It could be an image, sculpture or a book. Use your imagination and creativity!
  • Multimedia welcomed.
  • Maximum Size: 40″ wide x 60″ high.

Please visit: www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org  for application

 

 ART EVENTS

DICK YOSINOFF

Solo Exhibit

Dick Yosinoff–Photographer or painter?  Why not both?  In his youth in Providence, Rhode Island he entered a city sponsored school drawing contest and was awarded a scholarship to classes at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design. Dick often pulled off the road to photograph barns or deserted boat houses, shot striking candid portraits of New York City dwellers, and photographed foreign cultures during travels. He utilized his camera eye and skill to capture subjects which he expressed through oil on canvas.  Recently he has experimented with an abstract expressionism painting style and found this style to be refreshingly creative.  You are invited to view a sample collection of both his paintings and photographs. 

 

 

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Grant P. Williams

Solo Exhibit

“A Spring Thing”

Opening Reception

Friday, March 20th    5:30 to 8 PM

Exhibit runs March 16 to March 30, 2015

Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue     Lake Park, FL

 

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JEWELRY CLASSES

KELLEY BEADS: March 3,10, 17

 

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Call 561-345-2842 to reserve your place.

This new series of classes will teach beginning bead weaving.

Continued into March: Tuesday evening classes on 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 2015, from 6-8 PM. Cost is $30 per class per person and includes individual, hands on instruction and a free kit. Class is limited to eight students. Reservations are encouraged to ensure your favorite color will be available. Call 561-345-2842 to reserve your place.

Kelley Allen is a local Palm Beach Gardens artist. She has been bead weaving since 2007 and melting glass since 2009. She is a member of the Artists of Palm Beach County, the Florida Glass Dragons and the International Society of Glass Beadmakers. Her work can be found in the Art on Park Gallery at 800 Park Ave. in Lake Park, FL, on many Thursday evenings at the Sunset Celebration at the Sailfish Marina and Resort and at KAbeads.com.

 

For more info go to:
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/#!kelley-allen/czks

 

 

Poetry Events:

 

Poetry Critique Workshop

Saturday, March 7 and March 14, at 2:00 PM.

Each poet will have the opportunity to critique and be critiqued.

Open to the public. Original work only. No charge.

Bring at least 10 copies of one poem.

For reservations call the Gallery at 561-345 -2842.

 

Words & Wine: Open Poetry Reading

Thursday, March 26 at 7:00 PM.

This is an opportunity to dust off those poem you’ve been collecting since high school and never read to anyone before!  Don’t be shy – Poets of all levels are welcome. Bring as many as you like. We will go around the circle until we run out of time, poems or wine! Be surrounded by art as you read, in a quiet, relaxing setting. No charge. APBC Art on Park Gallery, 800 Park Ave. Lake Park FL 33403, 561-345-2842

 

– Drawing and Collage –

Saturday, March 28 at 1 pm:

For kids from 9 to 90!

Join us for a fun afternoon of drawing and collage making. We will be creating images inspired by the Exhibit that is in progress. We will provide all materials, so there’s nothing for you to bring but your ideas. Children, parents and grandparents are all welcome!

 

 

Studio/Gallery Space Available

A Clean and Safe place to work.
Available March 1st, 2015.
The Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Ave.
Approximately 10 feet wide by 5 feet deep
against the wall (floor to ceiling)
It is both or either a working space and display space
$150/month
OR
Approximately 5 feet wide by 5 feet deep
against the wall (floor to ceiling)
It is both or either a working space and display space
$75/month

First and last month to begin.
You may apply and ask questions
by calling 561-345-2842
or by emailing:
art.on.park@artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

For more information about these programs and events, and to learn more about The Artists of Palm Beach County, please email:

art.on.park@artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

visit:

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 SEE  THE LATEST EVENTS

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/#!gallery-events/c14ak

 

6th “Annual PEEPS Show” Is Waiting For Your Entries!

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth announces the Call to Artists for entries for the 6th Annual PEEPS Show!  The deadline is March 24th and we’ve already seen PEEPS® on grocery shelves…Cash prizes and Lots of Fun!  This exhibit brings thousands of visitors to the gallery and lots of sales!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges PEEPS® fans to mark your calendars for the Opening Reception on Friday, March 27th!

 

 

 

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PEEPS!

PEEPS!

 

Call To Artists
“6th Annual PEEPS Show”

Opening Reception to the Public:

Friday, March 27  6 pm

 

15 South J Street   Lake Worth, Florida 33460

 

 

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GUIDELINES:

For the last 6 years we have produced a PEEPS Show at the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery that has draw thousands of visitors. Last year over 1,600 visitors voted on their favorite exhibits.   On the first day of the exhibit we have official judges awarding prizes to their top five favorites, First prize is $100. The next four prizes are gift certificates of $50 each, from the PEEPS® company.

 

 

Joyce Brown tells The Rickie Report, “For the last two years, Sid Walesh has won first place. His works have been extraordinary ones that rotate on a pedestal.  Sid has asked that someone challenge him for first place. Please consider answering this challenge by giving Sid some real competition. It is not that the other entries were not extraordinary. I have always been blown away by your creativity. I think it is the extra complexity, for which the judges have awarded 1st place.”

 

  • Open to 2D and 3D Artists in all mediums.
  • A completed application form,and an entry fee of $25.00 must be received by deadline of Tuesday, March 24, 2015 by 3pm.
  • Entry fee is non-refundable. It may be paid by charge card in the gallery, or by check made payable to Flamingo Clay Studio.
  • Artists may enter up to 2 pieces of PEEPS work, and one, related to PEEPS, for sale.
  • If your works are completed two weeks prior to the exhibit, please forward the images so we can use them as part of our publicity.
  • Please include title and price.

 

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Karen McGovern’s “Peepsushi”, Previous Entry

DROP OFF:

PEEPS Art Work will be dropped off on Wednesday, March 25 from 1pm to 6pm.

Drop off Art Work at CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery, 15 South J Street , Lake Worth.
Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery will be open Monday through Sunday for the duration of the exhibit.  We will promote the exhibit through newspaper advertising and email Art Cards. Please make sure that your submission includes your name, contact e-mail address, phone number and your web site address if you have one.

 

 

 

Phone 561 588-8344  cgmsgallery@flamingoclaystudio.org
or mail:CGMS Gallery 15 South J Street Lake Worth 33460

Please PRINT legibly!

Name________________________________________________
Address____________________________________________________________________________
City________________________________State_____Zip_________ Phone_____________________
E-mail address ________________________________

Web address__________________________

IF YOU SUBMIT IMAGES:
ARTISTS, PLEASE BE CERTAIN THAT YOUR SUBMITTED IMAGES CORRESPOND TO THE NUMBER BELOW

1. Title________________________________________________
Dimensions____________________________________________

Price____________
Description___________________________________________
2. Title________________________________________________
Dimensions____________________________________________

Price_______
Description__________________________________________

WAIVER of LIABILITY: Submission of my application constitutes my agreement to comply with all of the conditions and terms set forth in the prospectus.  I release and discharge Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery and its owners and employee’s from all responsibility for damage or loss of any kind on all works submitted for the exhibition named above.
SIGNATURE_____________________DATE_____________

 

 

For more information call

561- 588-8344

or

215-205-9441

 

 

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

Popular Art Fest by the Sea Takes Place Saturday and Sunday, March 7 & 8

The 27th Annual Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Art Fest by the Sea, co-produced by Howard Alan Events and the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, takes place Saturday and Sunday, March 7th and 8th.  The festival spans 1 Mile Along Oceanfront AIA from Marcinski Road in Jupiter to Donald Ross Road in Juno Beach. Enjoy a vast selection of original art, live music, affordable and unique gift items and a Free Art Giveaway. The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek at the Free Art Giveaway by renown painter, Sarah LaPierre.

 

 

 

 

 

 27th Annual

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center

Art Fest by the Sea

Saturday, March 7th

 &

Sunday, March 8th

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Spans 1 Mile Along Oceanfront AIA from Marcinski Road in Jupiter to Donald Ross Road in Juno Beach

Navigation Address:  4050 S US Highway 1, Jupiter, FL 33477

Free and open to the public

Complimentary shuttle service will run from the Florida, Power & Light building on Universe Blvd. & Ellison-Wilson Road to the festival site each day from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Directional signs will be posted.

 

 

Florals by Sarah LaPierre

Florals by Sarah LaPierre

 

The 27th Annual Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Art Fest by the Sea will once again feature the finest artists in the country, 300 from more than 30 different states. This two-day juried festival spans one mile of AIA starting at Marcinski Road in Jupiter Beach and continues to Donald Ross Road in Juno Beach.  The vast array of eclectic art with broad appeal will be priced to suit all budgets. Parking and admission are free. Complimentary shuttle service will be provided.

 

"Bougainvillea Steps" by Sarah LaPierre

“Bougainvillea Steps” by Sarah LaPierre

 

Howard Alan Events and the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce produce this first-class festival, a welcome annual tradition popular among locals and tourists.  All exhibitors welcome the opportunity to discuss their work and meet new clients.

 

Sarah LaPierre with her Paintings

Sarah LaPierre with her Paintings

 

Cadillac, presenting sponsor of the festival, invites visitors to stop by their 2015 Model Display for a chance to win a limited edition piece of art valued at $500. Registration will take place in their booth, where additional details will be available. No purchase will be necessary to participate.  The painting celebrates the artistry of renown painter, Sarah LaPierre.

 

Reproductions by Sarah LaPierre

Reproductions by Sarah LaPierre

 

The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce donates to the Northern Palm Beach County school art programs through its Youth Art Competition, which takes place prior to the festival. The artwork is displayed at the Chamber’s merchandise tent for the duration of the event where a variety of items will be available for purchase including the 2015 festival poster.  The Rotary Club of Jupiter and many other volunteers play an integral role in the success of this very popular festival.

 

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“Paradise” by Sarah LaPierre

 

 

 

Information at a Glance:

 

  • Juried, first-class, outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
  • Original Artwork Handmade in America
  • 300 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
  • This year’s official festival poster will be on sale at the festival merchandise booth along with many other items.
  • Live Music
  • The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce supports the Northern Palm Beach County school art programs through the Youth Art Competition
  • Free Art Giveaway
  • Free parking and shuttle service

 

Sarah LaPierre

 

Thick paint is a prime focus in the collection of work created by artist Sarah LaPierre. Palette knives and heavy bodied acrylic paints provide the full textures and vibrant colors that are characteristics of her style. Sarah gains her inspiration from the beautiful sceneries throughout her home state of Florida, with special focus skyward. Her late father, artist Joseph LaPierre remains the strongest influence in her creative ventures. Sarah’s artwork can be found globally in the homes of her many patrons, brightening the walls of professional offices and businesses, as well as locally through gallery events and showcases at fine arts festivals throughout south Florida.

https://www.facebook.com/SarahLapierreArt

 

 

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 32 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 Fair, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists. For additional information on the 25th Anniversary Art Fest by the Sea and other Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavor art and craft shows across the country, please visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

About The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce:

The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization whose more than 800 members represent employees in all aspects of business and industry. Its continuing mission is to be the unified voice of business driving sustainable growth and prosperity. The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce focuses on economic development, taking an active role in business advocacy, providing meaningful member services to support their growth and improving the quality of life for all residents in their community. For more information, call 561-746-7111 or visit http://www.npbchamber.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

“Selling Your Art on the Internet” Workshop at Artisans on the Ave in Lake Worth

Amelia Costa will be presenting an informative and helpful workshop at Artisans on the Ave in Lake Worth, “How To Sell Your Art on the Internet”.  Amelia has had much success marketing her own jewelry designs and ceramic pieces as well as potter, John McCoy’s , work via internet sales.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some views of Amelia’s and John’s artistry.  Pre-Registration is necessary!

 

 

 

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Artisans on the Ave

Invites You to a Special Workshop

“How to Sell Your Art on the Internet”

Presented by Amelia Costa

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
10:00 am to 12:00 noon

630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth Fl 33460

561-582-3300   www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

Ceramics by Amelia Costa

Ceramics by Amelia Costa

 

 

 

Join us Wednesday March 11th at Artisans on the Ave in Lake Worth for a workshop that will teach you how to set up your internet shop, how to market and how to sell your artwork.

 

Pottery by John McCoy

Pottery by John McCoy

 

Discussion will include SEO, Social Media and Photographing your Art. Amelia will answer any specific questions you might have about your website.  

 

Ceramic by Amelia Costa

Ceramic by Amelia Costa

 

The two hour workshop will address shopping platforms, Etsy and marketing through social media. The cost of the workshop is $75.00 which includes a booklet with a lot of information and resources.

Pottery by John McCoy

Pottery by John McCoy

Book your space now!

Please call Betty Wilson at 561-762-8162

 

For more information please contact:

Amelia Costa
www.etsy.com/shop/AmeliaCosta
www.AmeliaCostaArt.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

Collaborations and Mixed Media Promises to Be a Mega-Event!

OSGS is inviting everyone to the Big Event! Yes, Saturday, March 7th is approaching!   The show is titled ‘Collaborations and Mixed Mediums’ and the exhibit will ring true on both genres.  The event begins at 6pm at the Center for Creative Education (CCE) located in Northwood Village. Attendees will enjoy a Red Carpet entry, Valet Parking, Live Art, Live Music, Drinks, Food and most of all Fine Art on exhibition and for sale to help support this charity. The Rickie Report looks forward to seeing you at this highlight-of-the-season event! Here are some sneak peeks and details.  Please plan to attend! Make sure to invite your friends and family. Sharing this event will only help increase awareness of the Center for Creative Education and support for Local Arts.

 

 

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“COLLABORATIONS AND MIXED MEDIUMS”

A Charitable FINE ART Exhibition

Saturday, March 7th  6 PM

Center for Creative Education (CCE)

425   25th Street   (Northwood Village)

    W.Palm Beach, FL 33407

Suggested Donation: $10. to Benefit the  CCE

 

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Jonathon Ortiz Smykla tells The Rickie Report, ” Our event was graciously accepted by the recent Continuum West Palm Beach Pop-Up Gallery by allowing us to ‘collaborate’ with them so that four, large canvas works could be worked on by some of the area’s most notable Artists.  They will be highlighted at ‘Collaborations and Mixed Mediums’ on March 7th and for the month-long exhibition duration. It’s been exciting to see the many other works that were entered for exhibition”.

 

 

"Lake Effect Diner" by Nicole Galluccio

“Lake Effect Diner”

 

“This is a Charitable Fine Art Exhibition. With a good will $10 suggested entrance donation, all works purchased during the exhibition will provide both the Charity (Center for Creative Education) and the participating Artists, funding to support the Center’s mission in helping children learn through the Arts and for our Local Artists to continue creating works of Art that rival any big-city Art Scene. Not to worry, the $10 is a small price for all that will be offered to our attendees from our supportive Sponsors”.

 

 

Detail of artwork by Andrea Huffman

Detail of artwork by Andrea Huffman

 

The CCE, Center for Creative Education (http://cceflorida.org/) is in its 20th year  of seeing their mission through to reality. They are hosting this event in their vast Gallery and Reception space located in their new building in the heart of Northwood Village. The initial phase of construction is completed and CCE is still seeking additional expansion to include a black-box theatre, expanded adult education programs, extra Art studios, and work stations. Attending the event on March 7th will provide many folks a wide view of all that the Center has to offer in terms of space, programming and community outreach.

 

Close-up of Collaboration between Steven Brouse and Caron Bowman

Close-up of Collaboration between Steven Brouse and Caron Bowman

 

There is a Blog Site dedicated to the event, detailing specifics and highlighting Sponsors as they have joined us. You can find that here:
http://collaborationsandmixedmediums.blogspot.com/

 

As of Now, Current List of Exhibiting Artists

Gary Antonio
Ilene Adams
Carolyn Austin
Christian Bentall
Deborah Bigeleisen
Caron Bowman
Steven Brouse
Anthony Burks, Sr.
Pamela Carman
Megan Castellon
Robert Catapano
Michael Claren
Dugg Desjardins
Gregory Dillard
Reed Dixon
Judy Eisinger
Tammy Frand
Nicole Galluccio
Durga Garcia
Janet Gold
Jeff Green
Deborah Gregg
Anthony Hernandez
Andrea Huffman
Irene Jalowayski
Bill Jones
Helen Kagan
Mark Lesser
Eduardo Mendieta
Craig McInnis
Susan Oakes
Evelyn Ortiz Smykla
Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla
Juan Plaza
James Rabidoux
Patricia Schwimmer
Judith Shah
Joanne Slattery
Edward Trujillo
Betty Wilson
Liz Wisewood
and more!!

 

 

"City of Light"

“City of Light” by Helen Kagan

Featured Sponsors that will be making this event the best it can be!

Anonymous Donor (Red Carpet)
ATB Fine Artists (Continuum Gallery)
ChrisArt Creations (Northwood Village)
C-Keys Recording and Vinyl (Northwood Village)
CRA (West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency)
Easel Art Supply (West Palm Beach, Lake Park)
Harold’s Coffee Lounge (Northwood Village)
Lot 23 (Northwood Village)
Onli Premium Sparkling Beverages
OSGS Gallery (Northwood Village)
Preferred Parking Table 427 (Northwood Village)

 

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For any specific questions about the event, directions to the Center for Creative Education or general inquiries

Please contact the Host Gallery:

OSGS (Ortiz-Smykla | Gallery-Studio) at OSGSart@hotmail.com, ATTN: Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla
http://www.osgsart.com/

 or

Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio
p: 561-833-2223
e: OSGSart@hotmail.com
www.OSGSart.com
Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

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 Bead Society Forms in Palm Beach County and Welcomes New Members

The Bead Society of the Palm Beaches was recently inaugurated and they are welcoming anyone who is interested to join! Their mission is to bring together a diverse group of people from far and wide to exchange ideas, share techniques and encourage talents in stringing, bead weaving, wire, polymer clay and looming.  Their aim is to inspire and nurture creative expression in a non-competitive atmosphere and to provide community with an educational resource in the art, history and cultural significance of beads and beading. This not-for-profit group has chosen Safe House for Teen Victims of Human Trafficking as one of its 2015 charitable organizations. The Rickie Report celebrates artistic networking and shares their information and some photos here.

 

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Next General Meeting:

Thursday, March 5th

6:30 pm

 

Perry Bookstein of York Beads

Is Bringing BEADS,BEADS,BEADS!

 

Beads, Courtesy of York Beads

Beads, Courtesy of York Beads

 

 

This is a Members Only Meeting

You can Join At the Event! 

Next Workshops:

Saturday March 14

or

Sunday March 15

With  Jerri Heer

 

 

Bead and Wire Tree Workshop with Jerri Heer

Bead and Wire Tree Workshop with Jerri Heer

Atlantis Country Club

190 Atlantis Blvd.    Lake Worth, FL

 

President, Laurie Bye, tells The Rickie Report, “Founded in 2014, we are a new Society of diverse and enthusiastic beaders, wire workers, bead embroiders, loomers, knitters, crocheters and polymer clay artists. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced beader, we welcome you to join us as a member. We will meet the first Thursday of every month from 6:30 at Atlantis Country Club in Lake Worth.  We will be having guest speakers, trunk shows, and teachers from around the country that will be of interest to all kinds of beaders”.

 

The Bead Society’s mission is to inspire and nurture creative expression in a non-competitive atmosphere and to provide community with an educational resource in the art, history and cultural significance of beads and beading. It is a not-for-profit group and has chosen Safe House for Teen Victims of Human Trafficking as one of its 2015 charitable organizations. 

 

 

Beads Courtesy of York Beads

Beads Courtesy of York Beads

 

On March 5th at 6:30 pm, special guest Perry Bookstein of York Beads, will be joining us for our meeting.  Perry will be bringing boxes and boxes of beads for you to purchase!  His family has been in the business for 90 years and unfortunately, is closing.  Perry is a bead expert and he will be bringing along some special ones for you to choose from!  This is a MEMBERS ONLY meeting, so you can join ahead of time or join at the event!

 

 

Bead and Wire Tree Workshop with Jerri Heer

Bead and Wire Tree Workshop with Jerri Heer

 

Saturday March 14 or Sunday March 15

Jerri Heer’s Workshops!

 

Class Price: $60.00

INCLUDES ALL YOUR SUPPLIES AND LUNCH

 

Jerri will be teaching a small tree in the morning workshop and a larger tree in the afternoon.  These lovely trees can brighten up your home space or be given as a lovely gift. During the class you will be learning how to do a mini tree in the morning then, after a lunch supplied by the Atlantis Country Club, we will be learning a larger tree and some branches of different styles.  The class, kits and lunch are all included in the price of $60.00. You really can’t go wrong so join us for an inspiring day.

Member's Gallery of the Bead Society of the Palm Beaches

Member’s Gallery of the Bead Society of the Palm Beaches

MEMBERSHIP

 

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE COVERS JANUARY OF ONE YEAR TO DECEMBER.
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE IS $40.00

Membership benefits will include:
– subscription to our monthly newsletter
– discounts at many local bead stores
– monthly meetings with opportunities to meet with other bead enthusiasts
– participation in our members only bead swap
– chance to win the wall of delicas and the bowl of buttons
– holiday parties
– supporting a variety of charitable groups
– advanced notice and early registration for our yearly bead retreat

 

Member's Gallery of the Bead Society of the Palm Beaches

Member’s Gallery of the Bead Society of the Palm Beaches

Please join us on Facebook and for more information about meeting times and events, directions to our meeting place and examples of our member’s work:

www.beadsocietyofthepalmbeaches.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

Brewhouse Gallery Celebrates First Anniversary with Expansion of Space, More Artwork, Live Music, Brews and Community Events

Don’t miss this round of artists’ work being shown on February 26th before the walls change at the ever popular Brewhouse Gallery!  New artists will be moving in on March 2.  Celebrating its First Anniversary, the Brewhouse Gallery has announced its expansion, taking over next door (formerly a convenience store) and adding  36 additional taps, vintage arcade games, expanded food options (not a full kitchen yet), and a 30 foot wall dedicated to installation art and a rotating mural every six months from renowned street artists! The Rickie Report shares here.

 

 

 

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HOURS:

TUESDAY – SUNDAY
12:00PM – 12:00AM

 

The Brewhouse Gallery
720 Park Avenue      Lake Park, Florida 33403

 

 

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Art, art, and more art! Whether it’s our incredible visual artists or our talented performing artists, or even the culinary artists with our local food trucks… This week is completely full of all things artsy! Don’t forget our monthly artist open house  Thursday February 26th. 

 

The Next Chapter & Expansion

 

 

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At almost one year to the date, AJ Brockman tells The Rickie Report, “The Brewhouse Gallery is proud to announce we are expanding! We will be taking over the next door location (to the West) which was formerly a convenience store. We don’t want to alter the good vibes we have already established, so we’re hoping to have two separate spaces that are connected. This will allow for a better flow of traffic, expanded draft list, expanded bottle selection, vintage arcade games, communal tables and the all-important expanded FOOD SELECTION. What about the art? Well… We will have a 30 foot wall that will be dedicated to a rotating mural project. We will be highlighting some of the area’s best muralists to create a new mural every six months or so. As we have said from day one, it is our goal to create a community around our space and vision. Above all, it is the support of each and every one of you and the belief in what we are doing that has brought all of this to fruition. Here’s to: supporting the arts, live music, the revival of Lake Park, craft breweries that care about their product, independent coffee roasters, the small businessman & one hell of an upcoming year! Cheers!”

 

 

Trivia Night, One of the Popular Events at Brewhouse Gallery

Trivia Night, One of the Popular Events at Brewhouse Gallery

 

 

 In another exciting announcement, Brockman shares, “We are happy to officially introduce our new manager/event coordinator, Pepe Arenas! You all pretty much know him by now and he has been integral part of the day to day management, but don’t worry, he will still be behind the counter with a smiling face. Thanks for all you do Pepe, we love you, cheers to your new title! Also, We are launching NEW HOURS! Opening at noon, Tuesday through Sunday, and staying open an hour later. 12 to 12, six days a week. Mondays are still available for private parties and we are always happy to arrange special hours to accommodate your events”.

 

 

Spotlight on PBCATA

Spotlight on PBCATA

 

The Brewhouse Gallery would like to recognize the Fine Art of The Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association. PBCATA raises money which goes directly to a scholarship fund. Every year, two scholarships are awarded in the amount of $1,000 each to students pursuing a college degree in the Visual Arts. Along with raising money for the scholarships, PBCATA also sponsors ribbons annually for the South Florida Fair and the Palm Beach County School District Annual K-12 Student Art Exhibition. To find out more please visit : http://www.pbcata.org/  Proceeds benefit both the Art Teachers creating the work and this fantastic organization! 

 

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South Florida’s King of Rockabilly – Slip and the Spinouts are an established Rockabilly/Roots band on the South Florida circuit. Formed 12 years ago, Slip and the Spinouts are an old school 3 piece band with upright bass, Hollowbody guitar {and sometimes a Tele} and a small combo drum kit.

 

The Spinouts play original Rockabilly and Country songs and also cover a wide range of American Roots Music including Rockabilly, Country, Blues and even Surf.

Food Truck : Salsa Don Pepe & Tacos

 

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Brewhouse Gallery Paint & Sip

Saturday, March 7th    4:00 – 7:00 PM

Price Per Seat: $30.00    Seating is limited; registration is required

Art Obsession is bringing you something fun and different. “King of the Snuggle” is one of our favorite paintings and we hope it will be one of your as well. Make this cool panda all your own with different colors and accessories. Follow our instructor as you sip on your favorite drink and add your own unique colors to make this painting truly personal!

 

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Come for the class and stay for the music. This is an adult environment that encourages drinking, fun and having a great time. Please only 21+ for this event.  There will be a food truck outside during the class.

 

This class will take approximately 2 hours. Class will begin promptly at the start time indicated. Please arrive early to settle in and order your drinks and food, seating is first come first served. Included in this class are the supplies to complete your work of art (canvas, apron, paints, brushes) step by step instructions and a great time with great people.

 

For up-to-the-minute listings of events please visit:

www.brewhousegallery.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

Stuart’s Premiere Art Festival Celebrates 25th Anniversary! Free Art Giveaway Valued at $650.

Stuart’s Premier Art Festival will Celebrate its 25th Anniversary on February 21 – 22, 2015!  The 25th Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival with 250 artists from the U.S. who will transform Osceola Street in Historic Downtown Stuart into an outdoor art gallery with original fine artwork. Enjoy an eclectic array of art, unique gift items, live music, and sign up for a FREE Art Giveaway featuring the photography of artist Zsuzsanna Luciano.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

25th Anniversary Downtown Stuart Art Festival

Saturday, February 21

&

Sunday, February 22

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart, FL

Navigational Address: 26 SW Osceola Street, Stuart, FL 34994

To Support the Arts, the Local Community and the Stuart Main Street Programs

ADMISSION: Free and Open to the public

 

 

 

Martin County’s premier art festival returns to historic downtown Stuart February 21 – 22, 2015 with the finest artists in the country. The eclectic exhibits with broad appeal will include paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media and even unique gift items. Prices will be set to suit all budgets and will range from $25 handcrafted earrings to $30,000 sculptures. A portion of the proceeds from the art festival benefits the Stuart Main Street programs. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

 

"Endless Summer" FREE ART GIVEAWAY by Photographer Luciano  valued at $650.

“Endless Summer” FREE ART GIVEAWAY by Photographer Zsuzsanna Luciano, valued at $650.

The festival winds through downtown Stuart starting at Osceola and St. Lucie, to Haney Circle and continues to Denver Street and to Detroit Street. Art enthusiasts will have the opportunity to engage the artists to gain a better understanding of their work and inspiration as they stroll through the vast array of quality original art. They will also be able to register to win artwork by exhibiting artist Zsuzsanna Luciano. This award-winning conservation fine art photographer specializes in giant panoramic images with as many as 80 different photographs used to capture the detail and dimension of one moment. Many of her large-scale photographs are on display in a variety of galleries throughout South Florida and in private collections in the U.S. and abroad. The giveaway prize, a 24”x 48” print of “Endless Summer”, taken while in the Florida Keys and valued at $650, will be on display at her booth where registration will also take place. The winner will be announced during the final hour of the festival. No purchase will be necessary to participate. 

 

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Photo by Zsuzsanna Luciano

 

 

 

Zsuzsanna Luciano is a Conservation Fine Art Photographer that has trained in Europe and has graduated the New York Institute Of Photography.  She has achieved two Awards Of Merit from the NYIP. (It is worth mentioning that even one Award of Merit is difficult to achieve from the NYIP).  Under the term “conservation” many many hours, countless shots, and many weeks can be spent on site on one image as all shadow work and color matching has to be done before the button is pushed on the camera. The countless hours of paying attention to shadows and color matching is why Zsuzsanna pieces look so three dimensional and painting- like.

 

 

Zsuzsanna has two great loves, painting and photography, both which she started more than 15 years ago. She worked full time with acrylics and oils for many years but in order to preserve our quickly changing world in her own way Zsuzsanna has put down the brush and has taken up the lens as her full time passion, conservation photography. Conservation photography is one of the only art forms that lends itself to conservation as its aim it to preserve and save, not alter and or change.

 

 

 

 

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Photo by Zsuzsanna Luciano

 

Most of Zsuzsanna’s works will appear to be three dimensional or as if the viewer is looking out of a window or standing in front of a canal or in front of a vast canyon. Her art transports the viewers to the most beautiful places in the world without the use of photoshop or digital manipulation. Her art is aimed and focused at saving what nature has to offer, not altering it or changing it.

Zsuzsanna’s art is one with a true purpose, to save for many future generations what is quickly disappearing before us today.  Her specialty is to create giant panoramic images made up sometimes over 80 photographs to capture the details and dimension of the moment.  Some of her large scale (8 feet x 15 feet) photographs are on permanent exhibition in the Blue Galleries in Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale and Delray Beach.  She also has a Florida Everglades series exhibiting and is represented at the Clyde Butcher Gallery.   http://www.zsuzsannaluciano.com

 

 

Festival At-A-Glance:

 

  • Free Admission
  • Original Art – Handmade in America 
  • 250 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
  • Free Art Giveaway – featuring conservation fine art photographer Zsuzsanna Luciano
  • A portion of the proceeds from the art festival benefits the Stuart Main Street programs.
  • Eclectic Art Exhibits
  • Original & Functional Art
  • Unique Handcrafted Gift Items
  • Live Music 

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. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists.

 

For additional information on the 25th Anniversary Downtown Stuart 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

Professional Behavior at an Art Show or Exhibit-Helpful Tips From Rickie

Exhibits and art festivals are taking place all over!  The Rickie Report shares some helpful tips that will benefit artists of all mediums, about professional behavior at an art show or exhibit.  Our goal is to empower you to make your business more successful!

 

 

Professional Behavior

at an

Art Show or Exhibit

 

 

 

Does Your exhibit space reflect YOU and what you are selling?

 

  • Is your business name front and center?
  • Are your business cards available?
  • Is your guest book ready?
  • Is your display so intricate that what you’re selling gets lost?    When people comment on your display more than your items, you are in trouble!
  • Is everything priced?  Potential buyers are often uncomfortable asking how much something costs.  It is human nature.
  • Are you dressed appropriately?  Dress for the occasion.  At an outdoor Art Fair, shorts are more appropriate than a three-piece suit!  If in doubt, always ask the coordinator of the event – BEFORE you get there.  Cleanliness of clothing and brushed teeth go a long way in customer relations.
  • Did you bring a small project to work on during the event?  Art patrons are eager to learn “how” it is created.  You don’t have to give away any trade secrets.  Perhaps, a sketch pad to doodle some new ideas. Look up OFTEN, so visitors NEVER feel they are intruding!  The point is to give them an opportunity to ask about your work or comment – and break the ice!
  • There is a fine balance between  being involved with your project and ignoring potential customers.  Potential buyers feel they are intruding when you are on the phone, reading or talking to a fellow art-show creator.  

 

 

Where to position yourself

In a small space, art patrons need room to maneuver within your exhibit set-up.   If possible, sit just outside your booth, ready for questions and ready to welcome your guests.  If you must be inside your space, studies show that hovering around the front center is off-putting to potential customers.  Try to remain in the back, VISIBLE but not intrusive as visitors look at your creations.  Bring a chair that is higher than your displays – you want to be eye level with your customers, not have them looking down to see you.

Everyone can be a potential buyer!  To result in a sale, there is a process of connecting with you and your work.

 Are you making it easy?  

What to Say

 

  • Greet your customers AFTER they walk into your space.  They need a moment to transition from the previous exhibitor’s booth and yours. SMILE. Be welcoming!

 

  • NEVER ask a question that can be answered with “Yes” or “No”. Half the time, you are going to lose.

 

  • “Let me know if I can help you” is a good ice breaker.

 

  • Another is, “It is okay to pick things up” (IF that is true)

 

  • “Feel free to try things on” works well when you are selling wearable art.  Note: If you are concerned about clean hands, have some wet wipes readily available.

 

  • Use plain language to respond to a question.  Not everyone knows as much as you about your medium or technique.  You’re not giving a college lecture.  You’re trying to educate a potential art patron.

 

  • Leave room for silence.   Too much information is overload, especially when a visitor is at a large art or craft fair.  Short, informative answers leave room for more dialogue if they are interested in buying.  No one buys because you wore them down with your oration and no one likes to be “talked at”.

 

  • Be sincere. Be you – the creator and maker of these items.  Your love of your artistry will come through!   To become more comfortable, role playing with another artist or friend can be helpful.

 

 

What Not to Say (Even if You are Asked…Even if it is true)

 

  • “My work is the finest you’ll see at this show”  It may be true, but no one likes a braggart.  (You weren’t the only one to be juried in….)
  • “This is a terrible show and I will never do it again”
  • “Another exhibitor is a fraud” 
  • “I hate my location and can’t understand why no one is stopping in to buy”
  • Ignore people who walk into your booth because they don’t look like they can afford your work (Read “The Millionaire Next Door”)
  • Scream at someone who is touching what should not be touched.  It is helpful to have some objects related to your work that small hands can explore while adults are shopping in your booth.  Show a video of your studio and of you working on your art creations!
  • Leave before the show is over.  Unless it is an emergency, NEVER pack up and leave before the event closes.  IF you MUST leave, alert the Show Coordinator!

 

The Rickie Report is happy to help you when you are preparing for a show or exhibit.  Contact Rickie to make an appointment for a consultation.  In addition, Rickie is available to meet you at your exhibit and “walk the show” with you, giving you helpful suggestions for increasing your potential for success.

 

 

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