Hobe Sound Festival Of The Arts Brings Original Fine Art, Unique Functional Art And Handmade Affordable Gifts

The Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts on February 6 – 7, 2016, will highlight original fine art, unique functional art and handmade affordable gift items.  Enjoy the live music and food plus a separate crafts section and Green Market.  Four blocks along Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery, featuring more than 150 artists from the United States. The Rickie Report shares the details and sneak peeks of three artists:Mike Chamberlain (Metal Art), Monika Fairchild (Jewelry) and Brenda Flynn (Paper/Mixed media).   Complimentary shuttle service from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site will be provided. Admission to the event & Parking are Free.  The official Festival Poster featuring artist Carol Kepp will be sold during the art show.

 

 

 

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15th Annual

Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

 

 

 

 

February 6 – 7, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound

Navigational Address:

11954 SE Dixie Highway, Hobe Sound, FL 33475

 

 

 

 

To Support the Arts, Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce & Local Economy

Free and open to the public

 

 

 

Free shuttle service from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On February 6-7, 2016, enjoy the 15th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts. Four blocks along Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery with original artwork, unique crafts and affordable gift items on Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m  The Festival spans four blocks of Dixie Highway starting at Bridge Road, just west of the Intracoastal Bridge in Hobe Sound. Shuttle buses will provide transportation from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site at no charge. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

Mike Chamberlain – Metal Art
http://www.chamberlinmetalart.com/

 

 

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Metal Artwork by Mike Chamberlain

 

 

Mike shares with The Rickie Report, “These aluminum panels are part of an ongoing experiment that started about ten years ago at my sign shop, Vital Signs, in Verona, Wisconsin. I use a lot of aluminum on signs I build at the shop. I started scratching and grinding the aluminum to help the aluminum elements on the sign stand out and be more visible. With all of the scrap aluminum I had laying around the shop, I started thinking that I could make some wall art out of the aluminum.

 

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Metal Artwork by Mike Chamberlain

 

 

 

By scratching the surface of the aluminum the light reflects off the surface from different angles creating amazing holographic effects of depth and space on a two dimensional object. These pieces are scratched with an array of different tools I use around the shop. The colored pieces are painted with a translucent tint that I mix into an automotive clear coat. These colors can be intermixed to create millions of different colors. Once dried, they are color-sanded and buffed to a high gloss. These pieces need light to bring out their depth and holographic appearance; with that, they begin to change and start to look different if the light is adjusted from bright to dull.  When looking at these pieces from different angles and with different light intensity, their appearance will begin to change right before the viewer’s eyes”.

 

 

 

 

Produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce this popular event will feature 150 local and national artists as well as the finest crafters in the country with a wide array of artistic media. This show will have two separate sections appealing to art enthusiasts and collectors looking to add to their collections as well as festival patrons shopping for affordable crafts and unique gift items. The Fine Arts portion of the event will be located on the North side of the street starting at Bridge Road and Dixie Highway, followed by the crafts section and green market.

 

Monika Fairchild – Jewelry
http://www.monikafairchild.com/

 

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Pendant by Monika Fairchild

 

 

Monika Shares, “I am the sole creator of each one of my jewelry designs. The process usually begins by laying out many colorful stones and rare fossils. I move them around until the shapes; colors and textures take on a life of their own, becoming much more as a union than separate elements. The next step is sketching my design idea on paper, adding graceful lines that support the relationship of all pieces. Then each stone gets its own custom bezel made, either out of sterling silver or 14 kt gold bezel wire, which I cut and solder closed and attach onto a flat piece of sterling silver sheet. The thickness of the base varies according to the purpose of the piece of jewelry. For example: earrings are made of lighter gauge, and pendants heavier”.

 

 

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Pendant by Monika Fairchild

 

 

 

 

“I cut shapes out of silver and gold using a hand saw and bend or texture them, mostly with small hand tools like pliers and hammers. Once all elements are attached together through the process of soldering, the job of polishing begins. It is a long, labor intensive and unpleasant process, and it is what differentiates quality work. I use a buffing machine, holding the piece in my hands and pressing against the extremely fast spinning cloth wheel, feeding it with polishing compound every few seconds. Even though I wear a face mask and finger guards and have an exhaust fan, I am still covered with black dirt at the end of the polishing process. The last step is to carefully set the stones in place using a bezel pusher and burnisher. My favorite part of jewelry making process is to see how great my creation looks on the person that has fallen in love with it and the joy it brings to them”.

 

 

 

Brenda Flynn – Paper/Mixed Media
http://www.free-range-art.com/

 

 

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Mosaic by Brenda Flynn

 

 

Brenda explains, “I love to travel, and travel has always been a big inspiration for me personally and professionally. Bohemian in nature, a reincarnated gypsy from days gone by. If I am physically moving – in a car, plane, boat, train – I’m totally happy. I get cabin fever amazingly fast. A day-trip or an art show usually alleviates the feeling of being in one place too long. I am convinced sea water courses through my veins. I pursue my art as a full-time exhibiting artist doing both fine craft and fine art shows, showing both traditional tile and paper mosaics. I also have my work in a few galleries up and down the East Coast”.

 

 

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Mosaic by Brenda Flynn 

 

 

“I continue to write as a contributing columnist and features writer at Sunshine Artist magazine, and have had photographs published in Coastal Living and The Sun magazines. I used to freelance as a travel writer and have a couple of book titles under my belt. Always looking for creative opportunities. I love public art, and have done some tile mosaic projects in Ocala and Cedar Key. Feel free to click on over to www.free-range-van.weebly.com to see both the horse I created for Horse Fever in Ocala, 2011, and the van – which is a continuing labor of love”!

 

 

 

Information At-A-Glance:

  • 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 and crafters hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All exhibitors on site for duration of festival

 

 

This year’s official festival poster showcases the work of artist Carol Kepp and may be purchased along with other merchandise at the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce booth. Carol will also be judging the annual Children’s Poster Art contest which will once again be organized by The Women’s Club.   

 

The revenue generated from the festival by the Chamber benefits the many programs it runs, including free “Inside Hobe Sound” tours for new residents and two $750 scholarships awarded to graduating seniors of Hobe Sound, as well as the art programs in the city’s elementary schools.

 

Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 

 

 

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 Alexandria King Street Art Fesitval (Alexandria, VA), Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), 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.

 

 

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For additional information on the 15th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts 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:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Kirsten Hines: Writer, Photographer and Environmental Educator Shows Artwork and Books At Numerous South Florida Venues

Kirsten Hines is a writer, photographer and environmental educator. She’s had her lunch stolen by monkeys in the forests of Borneo, battled crocodiles in Australia, faced down a bowl of boiled frogs in China and checked off her last continent with penguins in the Antarctic.   The Rickie Report is honored to share this article about her work and is eager for you to meet her at one of many opportunities in Southeast Florida.  While she will have to tell you herself about being stashed under thorny bushes by Maasi in Kenya, we bring you some sneak peeks of her photos and details of upcoming events.  She is available to speak for groups- you will be spellbound by her stories! Meet Kirsten this weekend at the Delray Beach Festival Of The Arts!

 

 

K I R S T E N      H I N E S

 

 

 

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Kirsten Hines at FAPA Awards

 

 

 

Kirsten has traveled the world, and as she continues her journeys, we are luck enough to be able to come along by seeing her photography, reading her books and listening to her lectures.  When Kirsten explores, she spends long periods of time in the natural environment.  “I spent three years wandering the wilds of Borneo, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, Laos and taught in China”.  Her blog entries are not like reading a novel – you feel like you are there with her!

 

 

 

 

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Pygmy Sloth, Photo by Kirsten Hines

 

Kirsten Hines tells The Rickie Report, “Focused on conservation and nature travel, I am a writer, photographer, and environmental educator with an M.Sc. in biology. I was raised in the Philippines but have been based in Miami since 1998”.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mountain Gazelles , Photo by Kirsten Hines

 

 

 

Birders will be amazed and wildlife lovers will be enthralled.   Her “Nature & Travel” blog includes reviews, tips, travelogues, and general nature, plus travel-related tales, written in a creative non-fiction style. Most entries are illustrated by her photography, and more of her images can be seen on her website’s photo gallery.  The black-necked stilt and red-masked parakeets are from the “South Florida Birds and Gardens” collection, Canyon Reflections and Shifting Sands are from the “Nature in Abstract collection”, and the mountain gazelles and pygmy sloth are from the “Nature and Travel” collection. 

 

 

 

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Black-Necked Stilt, Photo by Kirsten Hines

 

 

 

Upcoming Art Festivals & Exhibitions:

Delray Beach Festival of the Arts: January 23-24, 2016 @ Downtown Delray Beach

Wellington ArtFest: January 30-31, 2016 @ Wellington Amphitheater

St. Stephen’s Art Show: February 13-15, 2016 @ Coconut Grove

Key Biscayne Arts Festival: March 19-20, 2016 @ Village Green, Key Biscayne

Las Olas Art Fair: April 2-3, 2016 @ Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale

 

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Canyon Reflections, Photo by Kirsten Hines

Upcoming Presentations:

 

January 28, 2016 – 7:00pm @ Curtiss Mansion, Miami Springs (Key Biscayne history)

*February 1, 2016 – 12:15pm @ Wellington Garden Club, Wellington

*February 2, 2016 – 7:00pm @ Audubon of the Western Everglades, Naples

*February 4, 2016 – 1:30pm @ Key West Garden Club, Key West

February 16, 2016 – 7:30pm @ Palm Beach Florida Native Plant Society, West Palm Beach

February 23, 2016 – 7:00pm @ Palmetto Bay Garden Club, Palmetto Bay

March 17, 2016 – 12:00pm @ Key Biscayne Community Center, Key Biscayne

*April 25, 2016 – 7:30pm @ Tropical Fern & Exotic Plant Society, Coral Gables

*Attendance dependent upon membership or requires a fee for non-members.

 

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Parakeets, Photo by Kirsten Hines

 

For more information about Kirsten Hines:

kirstennaturetravel@gmail.com

Check out my books: Attracting Birds to South Florida Gardens, Birds of Fairchild, Key Biscayne
Learn more at: www.KirstenNatureTravel.com
Follow me on: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

27th Annual Delray Beach Festival Of The Arts Slated for January 23 – 24, 2016

On January 23 and 24, 2016, experience the 27th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts. One mile along Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach, starting at US1 and continuing east over the Intracoastal Waterway to A1A and the Atlantic Ocean, will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery. See original artwork and affordable gift items by more than 300 artists from the U.S. Enjoy eclectic art displays, live music and a Free art giveaway.  Free admission.  The Rickie Report shares the details and highlights three of the artists:  Petr Bednarik, Jim Bobick and Carla Blank.

 

 

 

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27th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts

Saturday, January 23

&

Sunday, January 24

10 am – 5 pm

Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach (US-I across the Intercoastal Bridge to AIA)

Navigational address: 1111 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483

To Support the Arts and the Local Community

Free and open to the public

 

 

The largest juried art affair in South Florida returns to Downtown Delray Beach January 23-24, 2016. This nationally ranked outdoor street fair spans one mile of Atlantic Avenue starting at US1 and continuing east over the Intracoastal Waterway all the way to A1A and the Atlantic Ocean. The exhibitors, more than 300 from around the country, are selected from hundreds of applicants to ensure quality and diversity. Admission is free and open to the public. 

 

Petr Bednarik

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“Maroon Bells” by Petr Bednarik

Petr Bednarik
http://www.petrbednarik.com

 

Petr says, “I’m sorry if I am going to disappoint you, but these are not pictures and I am not a National Geographic photographer. I am an artist and what you see are windows and doors to the soul. My media is photography.  I use landscapes and cityscapes as my key to open those window and doors. You will not see people in my images and if you do it is just to provide a scale to what is around them.  Usually they are small and it is difficult to even find them. A man is not the center of a universe despite acting like one.  The soul is vast and filled with love, understanding and compassion. What is reflected in my photography is the human soul. First seen by my eyes and then captured by a digital or film media, an open window revealing beauty, gentleness and hope.  The same beauty gentleness and hope the Creator reflected in our being. Now take another look around you and let your soul immerse in the Supreme soul of the Universe.  There is no wall between you and the Creator. Without you there is no Universe and without the Universe you are not.”

 

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“Morning Light” by Petr Bednarik

 

 

 

 

The artistic media with broad appeal will include paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media and much more. The prices will be set to suit all budgets; perfect for art enthusiasts and collectors as well as the casual shopper interested in unique gift items. 

 

Jim Bobick

 

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“Rise” by Jim Bobick

 

 

Jim’s work is an exploration of light and color- a physical translation of his ideas surrounding the ethereal. His inspiration comes from many sources: ancient philosophy, the sky, the ocean, music, and poetry. His painting process is intuitive and reactive – he applies several thin layers of oil, each layer a reaction to the one applied before it, letting the painting guide itself to its final incarnation. Jim is from the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC. In 1998, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland. Since graduating, Jim had a career as an art teacher and a career in the financial industry before settling fulltime as an artist. Since then, Jim has exhibited his work extensively around the country and his paintings are included in many public and private collections throughout the United States and Canada. He has won numerous awards and has been reviewed in major newspapers.  Jim lives, works, and owns a gallery in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

 

Jim Bobick
http://www.jimbobick.com

 

 

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“Oasis” by Jim Bobick

 

 

 

 

 

Festival promoter Howard Alan Events encourages patrons to explore the vast array of original art and learn more about the artists and their creative process. They will also have the opportunity to register to win the free art giveaway featuring the work of an exhibiting artist. No purchase is necessary to participate and the winner will be announced during the final hour of the art show. A portion of the proceeds from the festival benefits the Downtown Delray Beach Development Authority. The mission of the DDA is to oversee business development, market and promote the merchants of the district, communicate and facilitate a clean and safe community and work to enhance physical improvements.

 

 

Carla Bank

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“Tres Amigos” by Carla Blank

 

 

 


Carla tells us,”I have a passion for painting that has been with me since childhood. That coupled with my love of pop culture, brings my vision to canvas. Being a native of Mexico, and having been a Chicagoland resident for many years, I bring a unique perspective to modern art. My inspiration is all around me in this great city and my use of color stems from the celebrated artistic heritage of my home country.  I paint familiar people, places and things and the ultimate goal of my art is to bring joy to those who view it. I don’t limit my art to canvas, other materials such as wood and glass have also been vehicles for artistic expression. My process usually involves traditional brushes, but most recently I have experimented with finger painting, and found it to be another liberating way to express my creativity”.

Carla Bank
http://www.carlabank.com

 

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“Raindrops” by Carla Bank

Festival Information At – A -Glance:

 

 

  • 27th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts
  • January 23 – 24, 2016 – Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
  • Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach (US-I across the Intercoastal Bridge to AIA)
  • Navigational address: 1111 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483
  • Free and open to the public
  • Juried gallery style outdoor art showcase
  • Consistently ranked among top 100 fine art shows in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine
  • Largest art affair in South Florida spanning one mile of Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach
  • Original Art
  • 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 including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Free Art Giveaway
  • Partial proceeds from the art show benefits the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority

 

 

 

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 Alexandria King Street Art Festival (Alexandria, VA), Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), 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 27th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit  www.artfestival.com

or

Call 561-746-6615

 

 

 

http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/downtown-delray-beach-festival-arts

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1545824982332729/

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

29th Annual Boca Fest At The Town Center Mall January 16 -17th Offers Nationally Renown Fine Art And Fine Crafts

The 29th Annual Boca Fest takes place at the Town Center Mall on January 16 and 17th.  Enjoy the eclectic displays of original art, diverse media and styles of unique handcrafted items. Meet the top national and local artists in their fields.  There will be live music, food and something for everyone’s budget.  The Rickie Report shares the details and highlights three of the artists: Robert CasariettiRon Schmidt and Maria Cano.  This is a Free event.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

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29th Annual Boca Fest

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The Town Center Mall

Saturday, January 16th

&

Sunday, January 17th

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Parking lot of The Terrace at The Town Center Mall  

Navigational address:

6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33486

Free and open to the public

 

Boca Fest returns to its original home at The Town Center Mall in Boca Raton with the finest local and national artists on January 16 – 17, 2016. The 29th Annual Boca Fest  is an outdoor gallery style juried event will showcase a variety of handmade art and unique gift items as well as functional pieces. The eclectic displays, appealing to all tastes and budgets, will offer a wide array of artistic media. Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

 

 

Robert & Michelle Casarietti:

 

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“Blue Contemplation” by the Casariettis

 

Robert and Michelle Casarietti
http://www.casariettistudio.com/#!our_story/c173r

The Casarietti’s have been painting together on the same canvas for the last 16 years. Their works, true collaborations of though and experience, hang in some of the most prestigious homes, resorts and office spaces.​ Robert & Michelle’s paintings explore spiritual connections with nature, color, shape, symbols and human form. Their work looks to the energies of earth, sky, water, fire, the cosmos and how to express this as an experience that takes you beyond the Visual.

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“Everlasting Love” by the Casareittis

Casareitti paintings change all day long with the rising and setting of the sun. The viewer will experience different colors, dimensions and imagery within each piece. When viewing the paintings, one needs to stop and spend time. As you slow down you will experience the simplicity, subtlety and power of the work. By day and by night. Each piece is created with many, many layers of paint. Rich colors and textures emerge, thoughtful compositions arise as the painting evolves into being. The works are meant to create a place of beauty or calm where ever they are placed…for the viewer to take time and simply be. Each piece is meant to transport the viewer to present moment awareness, creating gateways into their own imaginations.

 

Ron Schmidt:

 

 

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“Parallelogram In Motion” by Ron Schmidt

 

Ron Schmidt
http://ronoriginals.com/biography.html

 

 

Ron shares with The Rickie Report, “A native of Michigan, I first began producing dimensional art in the early 1960’s in Savannah, Georgia. My first works used wooden frames and strategically placed parachute shroud lines.  Since 1968 I have been working with metals and an oxygen/acetylene torch. Though some early pieces used such diverse materials as automobile bumpers, the basic material of my work for many years has been the common cut nail”.

 

 

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“Syncopation” by Ron Schmidt

 

 

 

Current works integrate many other metals, such as copper, brass, steel, bronze, and silflow. The intense contrasts between the cold black steel nails and the warm buffed-brass brazing are sometimes accentuated, sometimes softened, by the natural colors of the integrated metal pieces. Ron’s work is readily recognizable by the unique combination of artistic design, geometric form, and the high quality of braze. ” In 1978, my peers bestowed upon me the title of King of the Nail Sculptors, which I consider to be my greatest recognition. My work has been regularly shown throughout the United States for over thirty years, at juried and invitational exhibitions”.

 

 

Maria Cano:

 

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“Athena” by Maria Cano

 

 

 

Maria Cano
http://www.mariacanofinejewelry.com/empresa.php

 

Maria shares, “My first passion is art and jewelry. I have luckily inherited my artistic passion from my mother’s family primarily. My family comes from a long line of poets, sculptures and painters. I wrote poetry when I was young and loved to design things since I was a child. My second passion after art is traveling. I love to travel and see new places. It is fascinating to meet people from different cultures and walks of life. Luckily, I have had the opportunity to travel to many countries and experience their cultures. During the year I always make a little time to travel to a new place”.

 

 

 

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“Fleur de Papier” by Maria Cano

 

” I love jewelry. The problem was that I wanted unique pieces that were designed with passion and inspiration. About 11 years ago, I found my inspiration and decided to combine my passions after a marvelous trip throughout Spain. I decided to start making my own, unique and inspiring jewelry. I hand-made all the pieces using silver 925 and various semi-precious stones and spondylus. I first started designing and making jewelry for my mother, my daughter and for myself. Everywhere we went, everyone complimented my jewelry pieces and I received many offers to sell them. So, I made a few pieces for a person that insisted and that’s how it all got started”.

 

 

Art enthusiasts will be able to explore the diverse exhibits and learn more about the artists and their creative process. The exhibitors, more than 175 local and national artists, will be present for the duration of the festival and welcome the opportunity to discuss their work. The vast array of original art will include diverse media and styles, featuring paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media and much more.

 

 

Additional Information At-A-Glance:

 

  • Juried gallery style outdoor art showcase
  • Ranked among top 100 fine art shows in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine
  • 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
  • Eclectic displays
  • Live music
  • Free to attend

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 Alexandria King Street Art Festival (Alexandria, VA), Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), 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 29th Annual Boca Fest at The Town Center Mall and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/annual-boca-fest

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/376091249238483/

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Howard Alan Events Kicks Off 2016 With Las Olas Art Fair Part I January 9th & 10th

Howard Alan Events kicks off the New Year with the 28th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I on January 9th & 10th. Over 250 local & national artists will share their original art in a wide variety of media and styles.  There will be a Free Art Giveaway of a 2016 signed and framed Art Fair Poster featuring the work of Pendragon Miranda. Admission is free and open to the public. Located in Fort Lauderdale,  Las Olas Boulevard between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue, will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery. The Rickie Report shares the details and introduces artists Larry Brown, Julie Keaten-Reed and Timothy Sullivan. Stay tuned for Olas Art Fair Part II has been scheduled for April 2 – 3, 2016 as part of an exciting spring line-up of festivals produced by Howard Alan Events.

 

 

 

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28th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I

Saturday, January 9

&

Sunday, January 10

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue

Navigational address: 600 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33301

To Support the Arts, the Local Community and the Las Olas Association

Free and open to the public

 

 

On January 9 – 10, 2016, 28th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I takes place. Las Olas Boulevard, between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue, will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery with original artwork and affordable gift items by more than 250 artists from the U.S. Enjoy eclectic art displays, live music and a free art giveaway.  Free and open to the public.  

 

 

 

The 2016 Las Olas Art Fair collectors’ edition poster featuring the work of Pendragon Miranda will be available for purchase at the art show. The painting titled “Welcome to Las Olas” that inspired this year’s poster was selected from dozens of submissions. Miranda, a native of El Salvador, used bold colors and a mix of Naif and Fauvism to bring to life his interpretation of Las Olas Boulevard. Festival patrons will have the opportunity to win a signed framed copy of the poster by registering for the giveaway; no purchase will be necessary to participate. The poster will also be available for purchase onsite at the booth located across from the Cheesecake Factory on S.E. 6th Avenue and will be priced at $10.

 

 

LARRY BROWN

 

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Elegantly sculpted wood lamps with handmade shades

http://thelarrybrownstudio.com/page10348.htm

 

 

 

Larry Brown shares, “Combining function with artistic expression has always had an attraction for me. My profound love and connection with nature has always influenced my work. As a child, my favorite experiences happened out in the woods. I remember climbing high up in swaying trees and just hanging in the branches, moving in the wind. At home watching my father make items in his wood shop, and then trying to emulate him, influenced my desire to become a craftsman and creator. My objective is to create heirloom pieces which will be around for generations”.

 

 

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Elegantly sculpted wood lamps with handmade shades

http://thelarrybrownstudio.com/page10348.htm

 

 

Art enthusiasts will be able to leisurely stroll through the exhibits and engage the artists to gain a better understanding of the artistic process and the inspiration for the unique works of art on display and for sale. The artistic media will include paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage and mixed media. In addition, casual shoppers will find a variety of unique handmade gift items and functional art.

 

 

JULIE KEATEN-REED

 

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Julie Keaten-Reed
http://www.juliekeatenreed.com/Asset.asp?AssetID=15913&AKey=ABQTA3LR

 

Julie Keaten-Reed’s journey to her art was unconventional, and her paintings show the unique combination of Western and Asian design elements. She shares, “My art education began at an early age, being surrounded by my grandmother’s works, Carley Craig.  She was a lifelong artist and a master of diverse media and genres.Growing up immersed in this creative milieu I developed a sensitivity to aesthetics and an appreciation of form, color and line.  The conflicting impulses of following the Asian art aesthetic which I admire so much and the desire to explore themes from my Western art heritage led to a blend of styles and techniques I use today”.

 

 

 

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Julie Keaten-Reed
http://www.juliekeatenreed.com/Asset.asp?AssetID=15913&AKey=ABQTA3LR

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Juried first-class outdoor art gallery
  • Showcasing local and national artists
  • Among the largest and most popular outdoor art festivals in South Florida
  • Original Artwork
  • Handmade in America
  • 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
  • Commemorative Festival Posters ($10) & T-shirts ($15) for sale at booth located across from Cheesecake Factory
  • Free Art Giveaway – featuring a signed framed festival poster
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Las Olas Association

 

 

 

TIMOTHY SULLIVAN

 

 

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Timothy Sullivan
http://www.creeksidepottery.com/about/

 

 

 

Timothy Sullivan shares, “I received my BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University in ceramics and painting in 1972, and my MFA in ceramics from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago in 1975. The 2001 Great Gulfcoast Art Festival was the first festival I attended, and the first time that I had shown work of any kind since the late 1970s. After graduation I had part-time jobs and maintained various studios working with mixed-media sculpture, wood, or clay. From 1983 to late 2000, I stopped working as an artist or craftsman and was entirely focused on a career in IT, holding jobs as varied as typewriter repairman, computer sales, manager, ComputerLand franchisee, network engineer, and IT executive. In October of 2000, I made the decision to return to clay, and pursue a full time career as a potter”.

 

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Timothy Sullivan
http://www.creeksidepottery.com/about/

 

 

 

 

 

“I have no regrets over the years that I spent in business. Much of that time was exciting and rewarding, and I learned many things which I believe have helped me significantly as a potter/designer craftsman. I learned to appreciate an elegant solution to a complex problem, and how to approach the technical hurdles that are so frequent in ceramics, and I learned patience. While the financial benefits from Corporate America can be significant, this work that I do now provides me with a different set of rewards, which feel more lasting and more meaningful. I am continually delighted when I see my customers and they tell me how much the work means to them, or how much they have enjoyed having it in their lives. It’s not enough to simply make work and put it in a corner, it must be shared”.

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), Alexandria King Street Art Festival (Alexandria, VA), 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.

Howard Alan Event page:
http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/las-olas-art-fair-part-I
https://www.facebook.com/events/576831645794396/

 

 

 

 

For additional information on the 28th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I 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:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

New Year’s Weekend Craft Festival Returns To Downtown Delray Beach December 26 & 27

The 9th Annual Downtown Delray Beach New Year’s Weekend Craft Festival takes place on December 26 – 27, 2015.  Featuring 100 leading crafters from throughout the U.S. and their finest work including original handmade crafts, functional art and affordable gift items. Walk along this outdoor marketplace at the intersection of 4th Avenue & Atlantic Avenue, spanning ½ mile of 4th Avenue, north and south of Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach. The artistic media include folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry, wall hangings, ceramics, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products. This event is FREE to the public and a portion of proceeds will Support the Arts, the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority and the Local Economy.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details and introduce you to three of the exhibitors: Simon Cherkasski (mixed media sculpture), Mel Hamrick (wood) and Inna Schoeler (wearable fiber art).

 

 

 

 

9th Annual Downtown Delray Beach

New Year’s Weekend Craft Festival

 

 

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December 26 – 27, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

Intersection of Atlantic Avenue and 4th Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach
(North and south of Atlantic Avenue, spanning ½ mile of NE & SE 4th Avenues)

Navigational Address: 330 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483

Affordable Crafts – Functional Art – Unique Gift Items – Live Music

Support the Arts, the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority and the Local Economy

Free and open to the public!

 

 

 

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“Gray Goose” by Simon Cherkasski

http://www.cherkasski.com/?portfolio=about-s-cherkasski

Simon Cherasski creates artistry in numerous media, including  copper sculpture, monochromatic acrylics, felt collages plus rock and steel, as seen here.

 

 

 

 

On December 26 and 27, 2015, the 9th Annual Downtown Delray Beach New Year’s Weekend Craft Festival takes place. It features 100 leading crafters from throughout the U.S. and their finest work including original handmade crafts, functional art and affordable gift items. The event takes place at  the intersection of 4th Avenue & Atlantic Avenue, spanning ½ mile of 4th Avenue, north and south of Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach. The artistic media include folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry, wall hangings, ceramics, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products. Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

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“Nature’s Way” by  Mel Hamrick

http://www.reminiscinginwood.biz

 

Mel is a Fretwork and Mixed Media Artist who creates wooden portraits on a scroll saw by hand. All  designs are her own original creations. She adds other elements to her work such as inlaid stained glass, acrylic painted backgrounds, and pyrography classifying some pieces as Mixed Media as well.

 

 

The Downtown Delray Beach New Year’s Weekend Craft Festival, December 26 – 27, is American Craft Endeavor’s final show of the year in South Florida. Eclectic displays of handmade crafts, functional art, and unique gift items will line N.E. & S.E. 4th Avenues, just north and south of Atlantic Boulevard, in Downtown Delray Beach.

 

 

 

 

 

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“Solar Flare” by Inna Schoeler

 http://www.foxxychique.com/about.html

Inna creates unique handmade luxury knitwear and accessories. Her innovative approach updates the traditional techniques of knitting, crochet and weaving, while blending the finest yarns together to create distinctive twenty-first century clothing.

 

 

 

Festival patrons will have the opportunity to explore the work of the finest skilled crafters in the country. Prices will be set to suit all budgets and will range from as little as $3 to $3,000.  A portion of the proceeds benefits the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

 

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“Symphony” by Simon Cherkasski

http://www.cherkasski.com/?portfolio=about-s-cherkasski

American Craft Endeavors and Howard Alan Events produce many art and craft festivals in Downtown Delray Beach each year including the city’s signature Festival of the Arts which takes place in January as well as the Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival in addition to many craft shows at various locations around town.

 

 

 

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“Predator”  by Mel Hamrick

http://www.reminiscinginwood.biz/?page_id=15

 

 

 

INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE:

 

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts
  • Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 100 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused wax & glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass  

 

 

 

 

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“Aquarius” by  Inna Schoeler

http://www.foxxychique.com/about.html

About American Craft Endeavors:

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

 

 

For additional information on the 9th Annual Downtown Delray Beach New Year’s Weekend Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors 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:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Howard Alan Events’ Signature Fall Art Festival Returns To Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend

Art enthusiasts and holiday shoppers alike will marvel at the array of original art, handcrafted unique gift items and eclectic displays representing a wide variety of artistic media when the Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival returns November 28 & 29. This Signature Fall event coordinated by Howard Alan  has been ranked among the 100 Best Fine Art and Design Shows in America by Sunshine Artist magazine and features leading local and national artists. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority. Admission is free and open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of fiber artist, Ricki Levine; glass artist, Jan Kirchhof, and Hayley Zimmass’ whimsical ceramics.  This is a great alternative to shopping in a crowded mall and a chance to meet the artists who create what they are selling!

 

 

16th Annual

Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival

 

 

Saturday & Sunday

November 28 – 29

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

 

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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

 

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority

 

November 28 & 29, 2015, the 16th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival. Unique gift ideas for alternative holiday shopping. 200 artists from the US 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. Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.  Free and Open to the Public.

 

 

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“Lady” by Hayley Zimmass

 

 

Hayley Zimmass, Ceramics

Pine Ridge, FL

http://blog.artfestival.com/2014/09/zimmass-hayley/

 

 

 

Hayley tells The Rickie Report, “I have been making whimsical clay figures since 1988. I try to make them fun for the buyers and fun for them and their friends to look at. The artwork has expanded over the last 26 years as I have tried new ideas and perfected new methods”.

 

 

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“Dogs” by Hayley Zimmass

 

 

 

“New artwork is always coming into my head and new techniques for making it more whimsical and more fun are a constant, ongoing process. My bright colors are a signature part of my work, as is the blending of those colors through my airbrush techniques”.

 

 

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“Fish” by Hayley Zimmass

“The figures are all sculpted from blocks of clay. They are then fired in one of my kilns to harden them. Then the colors are applied, and back into the kiln again up to a bit over 1800 degrees. Then the clear glaze is applied and the figures are again fired in the kiln to get the finished artwork”.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kaleidoscope by Jan Kirschhof

Jan Kirchhof, Glass and Gourds

Parkland, FL 
http://www.almoststarvingartist.com

 

Jan tells The Rickie Report,”I have always been a crafty sort of person but did not begin my ‘art’ career until I was in my 40s, and then, it was by accident”… A girlfriend wanted to take a class in stained glass but didn’t want to go alone, so I signed up too. Little did I know that six weeks later I would be hooked! There was so much to learn that I became an apprentice, and then took a job in a commercial glass studio. In the next five years I was fortunate to work on many varied and interesting projects as well as to teach classes. 

 

 

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Kaleidoscope by Jan Kirschhof

 

 

 

“Now I work from my home studios in Parkland, Florida and Dahlonega, Georgia doing private commissions, as well as creating inventory for the shows I participate in each year”. In addition to traditional stained glass in the lead and copper foil methods, Jan specializes in what is known as an “overlay” process. By creating a silhouette image from metal and affixing it to a piece of glass, she attains a great deal of detail in a cost effective way.

 

 

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Decorative Glass by Jan Kirchhof

Jan goes on to share, “The gourd art came about, again, by accident. While shopping in a home furnishing store I chanced upon what I thought was a beautiful rustic vase. It turned out to be a gourd. I bought it and after much contemplation I decided “well shoot, I can do this”.

 

 

 

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Gourd Art by Jan Kirchhof

 

 

 

She hunted down some gourds (not easy to find in south Florida) and began her journey. “A lot of what I know about gourd art has come from books and trial and error. The finer techniques I have learned in workshops from artists involved in the Florida Gourd Society. I am currently a member of the American, Florida, and Georgia Gourd Societies”.

 

 

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Hand Knit by Ricki Levine

 

 

Ricki Levine, Fiber

Marco Island, FL
http://rickisknits.com

 

Ricki Levine shares, “After retirement from a career in the Computer Industry, boredom set in! I began knitting, a skill I had learned as a child. I was enthralled by the changes in the yarns and colors – and they inspired me to create my own designs. When I was out in one of my creations, people would ask to purchase one–I was amazed to discover that I had creative talent when I had only exercised the mechanical side of my brain during my career”!

 

 

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Hand Knit by Ricki Levine

 

 

Ricki’s Knits are all original creations, hand knitted by her. Ricki’s products include jackets, shawls, ponchos, scarves, capes and caplets. Each unique garment is a combination of 25 yarns of different textures and colors that blend together to create a unique piece of fiber art. “My color sense and attention to detail allow me to produce designs that are both fashionable and artistic. Currently, I am in several Florida boutiques in Naples, Sanibel Island, and Coral Gables, and display my work at the Howard Alan events in South Florida. I’m not bored anymore”!

 

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Hand Knit by Ricki Levine

 

As Ricki’s husband says, “Every woman looks better when they wear one of my wife’s garments”! (She tells us, “Obviously he is extremely prejudiced, but I hope you will enjoy wearing my designs as much as I enjoy creating them for you”).

 

 

This art show is a perfect setting for shoppers eager to kick off the season and get a jump-start on their holiday shopping while exploring the diverse art displays and avoiding the hectic and crowded malls. Festival patrons will have the opportunity to explore the original work of more than 200 of the finest artists in the country that have been selected from hundreds of applicants. The jury process ensures exhibits of quality work with broad appeal and prices that will be suitable to many budgets. The artists will be set up along 4th Avenue, one block north and south of Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach.

 

 

Information At-A-Glance:

 

  • 16th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival
    November 28 & 29, Saturday & Sunday, 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 Admission
  • Produced by Howard Alan Events
  • Juried outdoor art showcase
  • Original Art Handmade in America
    200 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

 

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About Howard Alan Events:

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 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 16th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit http://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:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Juno Beach Craft Fair Offers Holiday Shoppers & Craft Enthusiasts Unique Gift Options In Stress-Free Environment

Howard Alan Events’ 14th Annual Juno Beach Craft Fair will offer holiday shoppers & craft enthusiasts unique gift options in stress-free environment November 14 – 15, 2015. The festival, hosted by the Jupiter-Tequesta Rotary Club, is an ideal alternative to crowded malls. Admission is Free and Open to the public. You will find original and functional art, decorative art, handmade crafts and affordable gifts.   Enjoy the  live music and beach breezes.  The Rickie Report shares the details and introduces three of the participants with sneak peeks of their work.

 

 

 

14th Annual Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean

 

 

 

 

Saturday, November 14

&

Sunday, November 15

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

AIA between Donald Ross Road & Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach

Navigational Address: 14200 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408
(See directions below)

 

Free and open to the public

www.artfestival.com         561-746-6155

 

Hosted by:

The Jupiter-Tequesta Rotary Club

 

 

 

The Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean provides art and craft enthusiasts as well as holiday shoppers with an opportunity to explore a wide array of handmade artwork in a stress-free beach side environment. The eclectic displays will include original crafts, functional art and unique gift items with broad appeal and prices set to suit all budgets. The exhibitors, selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity, will display their finest work along AIA between Donald Ross Road and Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach. The festival, hosted by the Jupiter-Tequesta Rotary Club, is an ideal alternative to crowded malls. Admission is Free and Open to the public.

 

 

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Photography by Lazaro Ruda

 

Lazaro Ruda – photography
http://www.TheLivingSea.com

 

 

Laz tells The Rickie Report, “Raised in south Florida, I have been near the ocean my entire life. My unwarranted fears of the ocean’s mysteries evolved into an endless fascination during my childhood summers in Key West. Floating below me was an alien world waiting to be discovered”.

 

 

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Photography by Lazaro Ruda

 

Laz continues, “Over thirty years later, this love affair for the ocean has developed into an obsession. Whether I am on an ocean adventure or reading books on its natural history, few things capture my attention with such an invigorating passion. Every immersion elicits the fascination I felt as a small boy dipping my head underwater for the very first time”.

 

 

 

Baby sea turtles will take from 1-3 days to emerge out of their nest once they have hatched out of their egg. These baby sea turtles will emerge out of the nest in large groups so as to overwhelm any predators. Learn more about sea turtles.

“Baby Sea Turtle Leaving The Nest” Photography by Lazaro Ruda

 

 

 

“It is through this web site that I hope to share with you the wonder of this incredible world as I see it. My hope is that my images and stories will help you understand our amazing ocean planet a little better and my passion and admiration for the natural world becomes your own”, Laz shares.

 

 

Festival At-A-Glance:

 

  • 14th Annual Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean
  • Hosted by the Jupiter-Tequesta Rotary Club
  • November 14 – 15, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • AIA between Donald Ross Road & Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach
  • Juried outdoor craft Showcase
  • Featuring unique and affordable crafts
  • Handmade in America
  • Free Admission.
  • Stree-Free alternative option to holiday shopping in crowded malls.
  • Featuring leading local and national crafters.
  • Vast array of craft mediums: from folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products.
  • Prices set to suit all budgets, ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000.
  • All crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants by American Craft Endeavors, producers of the top outdoor craft festivals in the country.
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival.

 

 

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Bath and Body Products by Everet & Laura Cooper

 

Everet & Laura Cooper
http://www.homestylebathandbody.com

Everet and Laura Cooper tell us, “We are a small home based business with big dreams and goals (Our first storefront coming Summer 2016). We are incredibly passionate and dedicated to making the highest quality Bath and Body products, and not just any product, but products that work the way you would expect and like them to; our soaps lather like crazy and leave your skin feeling clean and moisturized, not sticky, not dry, but just right. Some say we are revolutionizing handmade skincare with this idea, you use a product because it actually works and feels great, not suffer through a mediocre, overpriced, thrown together item just because it is “good for you”.

 

 

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Bath and Body Lotion by Everet and Laura Cooper

 

 

 

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Handmade Soap by Everet and Laura Cooper

 

 

 

The Coopers share,”Our small business is a Family… literally. We consist of Laura and Everett Cooper (Wife and Husband), Alexia and Ellie (Our Beautiful Girls) Yvonne (Laura’s Mom), and Taylor (our Rockstar Employee and Sister in Christ). We are a growing family with the desire to have 2 more children, and we are looking forward to the future that God has in store for us. We thank you for supporting our small business, our growing family, and our dreams. We hope that you will follow our business and family as it continues to grow and expand. We are currently planning on opening our first store front Summer 2016, with your support, we can make this dream a reality”.

 

 

 

 

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Painting by Karen Leffel-Massengill

 

Karen Massengill – painting
http://karenleffelmassengill.com

 

 

Karen knew at a very early age that she wanted to be an artist. Pencils and crayons were constant companions as her family moved literally around the world; she grew up and drew creative inspiration from all over the US, as well as France, Germany, Turkey and Thailand. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida State University, Karen was sidetracked from painting by marriage and raising three sons. She earned a nursing degree to assure a steady income, working in hospitals until her husband’s sudden death in 1995. At first a helpful distraction from the loss, painting became her primary interest and the childhood dream of a career in art persistently reasserted itself. To revitalize her skills she attended workshops taught by world class artists including Carl Dalio, Janet Rodgers, Jim Kosvanec and a host of others.

 

 

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Painting by Karen Leffel-Massengill

 

 

 

 

Leffel-Massengill has enjoyed immense success on the art show circuit: she has shown at Coconut Grove, Ann Arbor State Street Art Fair, Ann Arbor South University Art Fair, Winter Park Sidewalk Festival and Artigras, has won numerous show awards and been selected as show poster artist five times. Her painting Summer Light appeared on the cover of the Summer 1998 Watercolor Magic national publication. Prestigious honors she has received include: Birds in Art four times, in both watercolor and oil mediums; Arts for the Parks with watercolor entries in both the top 100 and top 200, signature status with both the Florida Watercolor Society and the Society of Animal Artists. Teaching others to paint has become an important part of her art career via workshops held all over the country and private lessons in her Palm City studio.

 

 

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Painting by Karen Leffel-Massengill

 

 

 

​Karen earned her BA degree from Florida State University with an art major and art history minor. Her art career really began with the unexpected death of her husband, Lester Massengill in August 1995. Turning to painting as a means to survive the grieving process, Leffel-Massengill quickly became proficient first in watercolor as a medium, soon followed by oil. She has garnered many awards in both mediums and has been accepted in international competitions in both as well. Her work has been purchased by the Leigh Yawkee Woodson Art Museum as well as numerous corporations.

 

 

 

 

 

Directions:


 

The festival is located on A1A (Ocean Boulevard) on Juno Beach overlooking the beach. Take I-95 to Jupiter, and exit on Donald Ross Road. Head east to A1A on the beach. At Donald Ross Road and US 1, go north, and enter the show site through Loggerhead Park.  Drive east through the park to A1A.

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

 

 

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

For additional information on the 14th Annual Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean and other American Craft Endeavors 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:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Las Olas Art Fair Showcases Fine Art And Craft, FREE Art Giveaway, Promotes Breast Cancer Research Funding and Donations To “In Jacob’s Shoes”

The Las Olas Art Fair returns on October 17th and 18th to support Breast Cancer Awareness month. Festival promoter Howard Alan Events takes an active role during the month of October, as proceeds from the sale of breast cancer awareness artwork will be donated to The Shula Fund at the Moffitt Cancer Center. In Jacob’s Shoes will be accepting donations to help in their mission to provide shoes, and school supplies to children in need throughout South Florida.  In addition, there will be a Free Art Giveaway.  Admission is free and open to the public.  Presenting sponsor, The Lincoln Motor Company, invites festival patrons to stop by their display and experience a range of quality luxury vehicles. Be sure to register to win the newly designed 2016 Lincoln MKX. The Rickie Report shares the details of this exciting two-day event.

 

 

 

 

28th Annual Las Olas Art Fair

Saturday, October 17

&

Sunday, October 18

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Some Purchases Will Benefit:

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Accepting Donations for :

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PLUS

FREE  ART  GIVEAWAY !!!!

Presenting sponsor

The Lincoln Motor Company:

Register to win  2016 Lincoln MKX

Location:
Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale
Between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue

Navigational address:

600 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

Raise Awareness & Funds for Breast Cancer Research, Support the Arts, the Local Economy, & the Las Olas Association

Free and open to the public

 

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Photography by Ted Davis,  FREE Giveaway 
http://www.teddavisfap.com

 

 

 

More than 150 top national artists will display their finest work, transforming Las Olas Boulevard, between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale, into an outdoor street art gallery. Enjoy live music and register to win the free art giveaway. Proceeds from the sale of breast cancer awareness artwork will be donated to The Shula Fund at the Moffitt Cancer Center. In Jacob’s Shoes will be accepting donations to help in their mission to provide shoes, and school supplies to children in need throughout South Florida. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.ArtFestival.com – 561-746-6615. Free and Open to the Public.

 

 

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Jewelry by Anna Saulino
http://www.annasaulino.com

Howard Alan Events will once again partner with the world-renowned Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. This not-for-profit hospital and cancer research facility has made a lasting commitment to the prevention and cure of cancer, working tirelessly in the areas of patient care, research and education to advance the fight against this disease. Proceeds from the sale of breast cancer awareness artwork will be donated to The Shula Fund at Moffitt Cancer Center. The fund supports cutting-edge breast cancer research projects that will serve as a resource to accelerate Moffitt’s mission to contribute to the prevention, treatment and cure of cancer.

 

 

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Lourdes Bover – Paintings
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Art enthusiasts will have an opportunity to register to win a signed, numbered limited edition of “Dingy Row”, a 40” x 20” photograph printed on aluminum by participating artist Ted Davis. This attorney, turned full-time nature and landscape photographer, travels extensively in pursuit of those eternal moments that can only be memorialized through the lens. Ted hopes his passion for capturing some of Mother Nature’s most amazing spots, at gorgeous times, will move others to see and experience the true beauty of our world. The public is encouraged to explore Ted’s booth, meet the artist, and view the giveaway prize on display. No purchase will be necessary to participate in this free giveaway and the winner will be announced during the final hour of the festival.

 

 

 

 

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Photography by Ted Davis

http://www.teddavisfap.com

In Jacob’s Shoes, a public charity providing shoes, backpacks & school supplies to local children in need, will be onsite to raise awareness and accept donations of new and gently used items. Fundraising efforts allow them to also provide grants for camp, aftercare, sports and enrichment programs. “Getting new shoes just isn’t possible for many children in our community,” explains Harelne Zweig, founder and director of In Jacob’s Shoes. “We strive to help children in poverty walk with dignity. We must continue our mission to raise awareness and gain the support of our neighbors throughout South Florida.

 

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

 

  • Juried first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
  • Among the largest and most popular outdoor art festivals in South Florida
  • Original Artwork Handmade in America
  • More than 150 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Commemorative Festival Posters ($10) & T-shirts ($15) for sale at booth located across from Cheesecake Factory
  • Onsite FREE Art Giveaway
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Las Olas Association
  • Proceeds from the sale of Breast Cancer Awareness artwork to benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center
  • In Jacob’s Shoes will be onsite raising awareness and collecting donations to provide shoes and backpacks to local children in need.
  • Presenting sponsor – The Lincoln Motor Company: Win a New Car!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Alexandria King Street Art Festival (Alexandria, VA), the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), the Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), 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 28th Annual Las Olas Art Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

About In Jacob’s Shoes:

 

The Jacob S. Zweig Foundation, Inc. d/b/a In Jacob’s Shoes was formed in loving memory of Jacob Samuel Zweig. In Jacob’s Shoes honors the love and encouragement Jacob gave to all who knew him and strives to continue Jacob’s way of making a difference in the lives of others. Jacob’s innate and selfless gift of helping and giving to others will live on through In Jacob’s Shoes. The mission of this 501(c)(3) public charity is to provide new and gently used shoes, school supplies and athletic gear to children in need. Grants are also awarded for camp, aftercare, athletic and enrichment programs. Please go to www.InJacobsShoes.org or call (954) 905-2505 to learn more about In Jacob’s Shoes, make a donation or inquire about volunteer opportunities. Connect via Facebook at www.facebook.com/InJacobsShoes
and twitter at twitter.com/InJacobsShoes.

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

14th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts Offers Original Fine Art and Crafts Plus FREE ART Giveaway!

The 14th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts returns January 31-February 1, 2015 with 150 of the finest artists in the country. This popular two-day outdoor gallery style event is produced by Howard Alan Events, and hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce. Admission is free and open to the public; shuttle buses will provide transportation from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site at no charge.  The Rickie Report shares the details plus a sneak peek at the FREE Art Giveaway by artist Steve Whitlock and the Festival poster by Mimi McCallum.

 

 

 

14th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

January 31 – February 1, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound

11954 SE Dixie Highway, Hobe Sound, Fl. 33475

To Support the Arts, Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce & Local Economy

Free and open to the public

Free shuttle service will be provided from the parking lot of The Pine School

 The Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts returns January 31-February 1, 2015 with 150 of the finest artists in the country. This popular two-day outdoor gallery style event is produced by Howard Alan Events, and hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce. Admission is free and open to the public; shuttle buses will provide transportation from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site at no charge.

 

 

The festival spans four blocks of Dixie Highway starting at Bridge Road, just west of the Intracoastal Bridge in Hobe Sound. Festival patrons will be able to explore the vast array of original art and learn about the artists and crafters who will be present for the duration of the show. A free giveaway will feature the work of exhibiting artist Steve Whitlock; no purchase will be necessary to participate.

 

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“Jupiter Sailfish” FREE Art Give Away by Steve Whitlock Valued at $350. Framed

 

Wide variety of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass. In addition, there is a Free Art Giveaway featuring exhibitor Steve Whitlock and the Official Festival Poster featuring artist Mimi McCallum will be sold during the art show.

 

Steve Whitlock

 

"Black and White" by Steve Whitlock

“Black and White” by Steve Whitlock

 

“As a wildlife artist and marine illustrator I enjoy a rare experience, someone who truly loves his work. My many years as a fishing guide and sportsman led me to the most rewarding and fun career anyone could ask for. If I paint it, I’ve done it, truth in the artwork is very important to me. As a true Florida native, I have over 40 years experience fishing, hunting and exploring the wild places most people never see. I hope you enjoy viewing my artwork. If you get a chance, stop by one of the art shows or tournaments and say hi. Tight lines, Steve”.

 

For more information about Steve ( his life story is truly an inspiration) and to see more of his artwork, please visit:  http://stevewhitlock.com

 

 

"Under the Banyans" Hobe Sound Festival Poster by Mimi McCallum

“Under the Banyans” Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts Poster by Mimi McCallum

 

This year’s official festival poster showcases the work of artist Mimi McCallum and may be purchased along with other merchandise at the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce booth. Mimi will also be judging the annual Children’s Poster Art contest. The winning images will be available on a variety of note cards that will be sold during the art show and proceeds will help fund art programs in the elementary schools. The Women’s Club coordinates this charitable endeavor.

 

See more of Mimi’s artwork at:  http://www.mimimccallum.com

 

The revenue generated from the festival by the Chamber benefits the many programs it runs, including free “Inside Hobe Sound” tours for new residents and two $750 scholarships awarded to graduating seniors of Hobe Sound, as well as the art programs in the city’s elementary schools.

"Straits of Florida Mahi" by Steve Whitlock

“Straits of Florida Mahi” by Steve Whitlock

Information At-A-Glance:

  • 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 and crafters hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All exhibitors on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 

"Sea Turtle" by Steve Whitlock

“Sea Turtle” by Steve Whitlock

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 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 14th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts 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