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

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

 

 

 

16th Annual

Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival

 Saturday, October 25

  &

Sunday, October 26

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

A1A and Commerical Boulevard in Downtown Lauderdale by the Sea

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

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

 Free and open to the public

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

Necklace by Kathy and Loren Bell

Necklace by Kathy and Loren Bell

 

 

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

 

 

 

Seaglass

Seaglass

 

 

 

INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE:

 

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

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

 

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California White Seaglass with pearls

California White Seaglass with pearls made by Jewels of the Sea

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

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

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

 

 

 

27th Annual Cadillac Las Olas Art Fair

 

 

Saturday, October 18

 &  

Sunday, October 19th

 

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

Free and open to the public

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

 

 

Jewelry by Jodi Crespi

Jewelry by Jodi Crespi   www.pjarttags.com

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 FREE ART GIVE-AWAY

 

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

 

 

"Whispering Wave" by Michael Jisinski

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

Painting by Sammy Zolot

Painting by Sammy Zolot    www.sammyzolotart.com

 

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

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

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

· Original Artwork Handmade in America

· More than 150 artists from 30 different states

· Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000

· Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants

· All artists on site for duration of festival

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

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

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

· A portion of the proceeds benefits the Las Olas Association

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

 

Jewelry by Arleen Parker

Jewelry by Arleen Parker www.serendipityoriginals.com

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

 

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

 

For additional information on the 27th Annual Cadillac Las Olas Art Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Fall Craft Show Returns to Downtown Delray Beach With Special Artwork to Raise Funds for Breast Health Awareness

Everyone will enjoy the 20th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival which runs October 18th and 19th.  Quality crafts at affordable prices, along with unique gift items will be for sale.  An important addition to all Howard Alan Events during the month of October include breast health-inspired artwork. Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavors will partner with the world-renowned Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. Many of the artists and crafters will be featuring “Pinktober” themed items in an effort to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Research through their artwork and wearing pink to draw additional attention to the fight against breast cancer.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

20th Annual

Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival

Saturday  October 18th

&

Sunday October 19th

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

Free and open to the public

Intersection of 4th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach (Along NE & SE 4th Avenue, one block north and south of Atlantic Avenue)

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

 

 

Downtown Delray Beach welcomes back its signature fall craft festival October 18 – 19, 2014. Many of the artists and crafters will be featuring “Pinktober” themed items in an effort to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Research through their artwork and wearing pink to draw additional attention to the fight against breast cancer. A wide array of original crafts and unique gift items with broad appeal will be on display and for sale, with prices set to suit all budgets. The festival will take place along 4th Avenue, one block north and south of Atlantic Avenue, in Downtown Delray Beach. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

 

 

 

 

Raymond Dailey's "

Raymond Dailey’s Painting    http://photography.papyrusdocument.com/

 

 

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

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

 

 

"Frumples" by

“Frumples” by Paula Knudsen   www.frumples.com

 

 

 

 

In order to ensure a superior event with quality affordable original crafts and an array of artistic media, all of the local and national crafters have been hand-selected from hundreds of applicants by American Craft Endeavors.

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

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 20th Annual Downtown Delray Beach 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 The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

15th Annual Fall Crafts Fair in Stuart Supports “Pinktober”

The 15th Annual Craft Festival returns to Downtown Stuart on October 11th and 12th. Many exhibitors will be featuring art and gift items inspired by the fight against Breast Cancer in hopes of raising awareness and will also wear pink in a show of solidarity. This juried festival features the top crafters in the country and showcases their finest work. Festival patrons will have the opportunity to explore a vast array of original handcrafted art, affordable crafts and unique gift items with prices set to suit all budgets. The exhibitors will line Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart and be present for the duration of the event. Partial proceeds from this very popular festival benefit the Stuart Main Street Programs.  Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavors will partner with the world-renowned Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Admission is free and open to the public.

 

 

 

 

15th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair

Saturday, October 11

&

Sunday, October 12

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart

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

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

Free and open to the public!

 

Proceeds from the sale of breast cancer awareness artwork will be donated to Moffitt Cancer Center

 

A portion of the proceeds benefits the Stuart Main Street Program

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

 

 

"Go Pink" by Tammy Frand

“Go Pink” by Tammy Frand   www.tammysgreat4gifts.com

 

 

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

 

Mario Gonzalez' "Calladium"

Mario Gonzalez’ “Calladium”  www.pradosfineart.com

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Doll Clothes by Janet Campagna

Doll Clothes by Janet Campagna

 

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 15th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Beasties of the Kingdom are a Must See at 17th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival

The 17th Annual Delray Beach Craft Festival goers will have a lot of artists to see.  John Raya’s creations, “Beasties of the Kingdom” promise to amuse and please all ages.  Previously sharing his creative genius at Disneyland and Universal Studios, John eventually struck out on his own.  Choosing a “Beastie” is probably the most difficult decision you’ll have to make!  Everything is handmade in the USA ( including the paint as well as boxes).  The Rickie Report shares the details of the full event and a glimpse of some “Beasties”.

 

 Delray CF Flyer_May

 

American Craft Endeavors Presents:

17th Annual Delray Beach Craft Festival

Saturday and Sunday: May 24 & 25

10 am – 5 pm

FREE admission

Tennis Center on Atlantic Avenue  

Delray Beach,FL

 

 

John Raya at Work on his Beasties of the Kingdom

John Raya at Work on his Beasties of the Kingdom

 

Meet John Raya

and

his Beasties of the Kingdom

 

 

Throughout his life, John Raya’s two passions have been sculpting and cartooning. As a child, John spent long hours mastering the great works … from the “Sunday funnies”, his favorite comic books, or the all-time classic “Mad Magazine.” Any piece of paper was a potential sketch pad for John to practice drawing his childhood heroes and heroines. He shares, ” I mastered anatomy and life drawing skills by the age of ten through long hours laboring over the finer points of proportion and structure … by sketching the likes of “Wonder Woman” .”

 

"Palm Beach Paulie" by John Raya

“Palm Beach Paulie” by John Raya

 

John’s talents soon found their way to Universal Studios in California where he worked summers as a cartoonist between stints at Cal State at Fullerton where he studied the “3D’s”–dating, dancing, and design. With a knack for quick-sketch caricature, John’s art drew him to Disneyland where he would sometimes sketch up to 400 people in a single day. John eventually found his way to Walt Disney World® in Florida, where as an art director, he was responsible for artists operations in the theme park.

 

 

"ZsaZsaZebra" by John Raya

“ZsaZsaZebra” by John Raya

 

In 1975, mustering his entrepreneurial spirit and with his accumulated professional experience (and a prayer), John embarked on his own business venture. Developing the “Beasties of the Kingdom” collection along the way, John fulfilled a lifelong dream and created a vehicle for his personal style and sense of humor. Starting with just six designs in his collection, John soon directed his talents to creating new and better “Beasties” to keep up with the ever-growing demand. Since then, John has increased his collection to include over sixty new “Beasties of the Kingdom” that has attracted a global family of collectors.

"Ernie Eagle" by John Raya

“Ernie Eagle” by John Raya

 

 

 

For more information about Beasties of the Kingdom, please visit www.beasties.com  or call 407-758-9891   (voice or text)

 

 

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 17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

 561-537-0291

 

17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival Has Broad Appeal

Historic Downtown Stuart welcomes its 17th Annual Spring craft fair, April 12 – 13, 2014.  This festival features a wide variety of original handmade crafts as well as affordable, unique gift items with broad appeal.  A Green Market will showcase orchids and exotic plants as well as gourmet dips and spices, and many other distinctive items. The Rickie Report is pleased to share these details and feature artist Robert Ramaglia, a distinguished silversmith, whose work is timeless.

 

 

17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair

April 12 – 13, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart

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

 

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

 

Free and open to the public

 

 

The 17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair will make the area into a full gallery of art, crafts, food and specialty garden supplies.  Osceola Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from St. Lucie to Haney Circle and down to Denver to provide festival patrons with an ideal experience. Partial proceeds from the festival benefit the Stuart Main Street Program.  Admission is free and open to the public.  

 

 

 

INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE:

 

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts – Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 150 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
  • Green Market featuring exotic plants, gourmet dips and spices, and much more
  • 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 and stained glass.
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Stuart Main Street Program

 

 

 

 

Pendant by Robert Ramaglia

Pendant by Robert Ramaglia

Robert Ramaglia

 

Robert Ramaglia has been a silversmith for over 25 years. Silversmithing, combined with originality, technical expertise, quality workmanship and service, has been a benchmark for many years. The result is extreme the best prices and a large, loyal customer base.
Rainbow Casilica Pendant by Robert Ramaglia

Rainbow Casilica Pendant by Robert Ramaglia

Besides custom jewelry, Robert Ramaglia does antique restoration and repairs on: Silver, Copper, Gold, Pewter, Brass, and lamp rewiring. He is a retired consultant on eating disorders for many years in Philadelphia, PA. who currently lives in Port St. Lucie, Fl with his wife, Eileen.
Black Onyx pendant by Robert Ramaglia

Black Onyx pendant by Robert Ramaglia

Silver smithing was a hobby that just got out of control! Robert’s jewelry was so in demand he started to do it for a living. All of his jewelry pieces are original designs made with the finest sterling silver and semiprecious stones from around the world.
Chinese Happiness by Robert Ramaglia

Chinese Happiness by Robert Ramaglia

This style of silver smithing is the “olde” technique used since Paul Revere.  Robert has used his skills to fashion these artistic pieces into modern jewelry that are timeless and eternally fashionable. The result is a unique, signed piece of wearable art! – jewelry.
Kingman Turquoise pendant by Robert Ramaglia

Kingman Turquoise pendant by Robert Ramaglia

For more information please contact Robert Ramaglia at  Cell: (954) 562-6302 or Studio Phone Number: (772) 621-7825  or Email: advance100@bellsouth.net.   You can visit his website http://yeoldesilversmith.etsy.com

 

 

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 17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit  www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

City Place Turns Into Outdoor Gallery

CityPlace in West Palm Beach will host a Signature Spring Art Festival March 29 & 30, 2014 for the fourth year.  Over 150 artists from around the United States will take part and the public is invited to attend at no charge.  There will also be a FREE art giveaway by Featured Artist, Diana Ahrens valued at $2,600!  Diana’s work is mixed media and is well known for her “wine art”.  Everyone is sure to enjoy the outdoor gallery setting in this city hub! The Rickie Report shares the details here:

 

4th Annual CityPlace Art Fair

 

             

March 29 – March 30, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm          

                                                                                                                                   

CityPlace in West Palm Beach,FL    

Navigational address:  700 South Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 To Support the Arts and the Local Community

 

Free and open to the public

 

 

CityPlace welcomes back its signature spring art festival March 29 – 30, 2014. This two-day juried event features an eclectic display of artwork by the finest artists in the country, including top talent from throughout South Florida. The artistic media will include paintings, life size sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, collage, mixed media, and handmade jewelry with prices set to suit all budgets. Admission is free and open to the public. 

 

Diana Fahrens and "Dancing Glasses"

Diana Ahrens and “Dancing Glasses”

 

 

A free art giveaway will feature the work of mixed media artist Diana Ahrens.  The prize, a 48” x 24” piece titled “Champion I” and valued at $2,600, will be on display at her booth where registration will also take place. No purchase will be necessary to participate and the winner will be announced during the final hour of the festival. To learn more about Diana Ahrens and her work go to www.dianaahrens.com.

 

 

 

"New Beginnings" by Diana Ahrens

“New Beginnings” by Diana Ahrens

 

 

 

The streets within this popular retail and dining destination will be closed to vehicular traffic to better accommodate festival patrons as they stroll through the vast array of art.  All of the artists will be present for the duration of the show and encourage art enthusiasts to ask questions about their work.  

 

 

 

"Jubilee" by Diana Ahrens

“Jubilee” by Diana Ahrens

 

 

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: 

 

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

 

"Personal best" by Diana Ahrens

“Personal Best” by Diana Ahrens

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

 

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

 

For additional information on the 4th Annual CityPlace Art Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit  www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

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Key Biscayne Celebrates 50th Annual Festival of the Arts

Key Biscayne’s signature art event returns March 15-16, 2014 for art, live music, children’s activities, international food court featuring fine wines & craft beers as well as a FREE art giveaway in honor of its 50th anniversary. The Rickie Report shares the details. Here is a sneak peek of the FREE art giveaway by Tony Mendoza, fascinating background about Xavier Cortada artist of the Commemorative Poster and a look at Robert Brown, whose layers of artistry come from his architectural background and multi-national  ancestry.

 

50th Annual

Key Biscayne Rotary Art Festival

 

March 15 – 16, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

 

The Village Green, on Crandon Boulevard, in Key Biscayne

Navigational Address:  400 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, FL 33149

 

To Support the Arts, the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne and the Local Community

Free and open to the public

 

 

“We are thrilled to reach this milestone,” says festival promoter Howard Alan.  “We have been bringing the best and brightest artists to Key Biscayne for several decades, making sure the show offers a wide range of unique handmade artwork; I believe that is the key to our success and the show’s longevity.”

 

 

This popular art fair, produced by promoter Howard Alan Events and the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne, will take place at the Village Green located on Crandon Boulevard. Festival patrons will have the opportunity to explore the original artwork of 150 of the finest artists in the country, enjoy live music, sample dishes from the international food court and indulge in fine wines and craft beers. The show will also offer interactive activities for young art enthusiasts.

 

"Coffee Tree" by Tony Mendoza

“Coffee Tree” by Tony Mendoza

 

 

The FREE Art Giveaway will feature the work of exhibiting artist Tony Mendoza.  The giveaway prize, a 24” x 24” artist proof Gicleé reproduction on canvas of his original painting “Coffee Tree”, is a whimsical piece celebrating the artist’s favorite beverage, coffee.  It is valued at $500.00 and will be on display at Mendoza’s booth. Festival patrons will have the opportunity to meet this gifted Cuban American artist, explore his work as well as register for the giveaway.  No fee or purchase will be required to participate.  Mendoza’a art reflects his optimism, joy and whimsical view of society.  His clever use of his surroundings as a source of inspiration makes him of of South Florida’s most innovative artists.  To learn more about Tony Mendoza and his work, visit his website at   www.TonyMendozaArt.com.

 

 

Xavier Cortada's "Flor"

Xavier Cortada’s “Flor”

 

A special edition commemorative poster honoring the 50th anniversary of the show and featuring the work of FIU Artist in Residence Xavier Cortada, will be available for purchase during the event.   Xavier Cortada created art installations in the Earth’s poles to generate awareness about global climate change: In 2007, an an NSF Antarctic Artist and Writer’s Program Fellow, the artist used the moving ice sheet beneath the South Pole as an instrument to mark time; the art piece will be completed in 150,000 years.  In 2008, he planted a green flag at the North Pole to reclaim it for nature and launch a reforestation eco-art effort.

 

Cortada often collaborates with scientists in his art-making:

  •  At CERN, Cortada worked with a physicist to develop a site-specific art installation capturing the five search strategies which the CMS experiment has used to discover a new Higgs-like particle.
  • He worked with a population geneticist exploring our ancestral journeys out of Africa 60,000 years ago, with a molecular biologist to synthesize an actual DNA strand made from a sequence randomly generated by participants visiting his museum exhibit, and with botanists in eco-art projects to reforest mangroves, native trees and wildflowers.
  • The Miami artist has worked with globally to produce numerous collaborative art projects: peace murals in Cyprus and Northern Ireland, child welfare murals in Bolivia and Panama, AIDS murals in Switzerland and South Africa, and eco-art projects in Taiwan, Hawaii, Holland and Latvia.

 

  • Cortada has also been commissioned to create art for the White House, the World Bank, the Florida Supreme Court, the Florida Governor’s Mansion, Florida Botanical Gardens, Miami City Hall, Miami-Dade County Hall, the Miami Art Museum, the Miami Science Museum,  Museum of Florida History, and the Frost Art Museum.
  • Cortada, who was born in Albany, New York and grew up in Miami, holds degrees from the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School of Business and School of Law.  Cortada serves as Artist-in-Residence at Florida International University’s (FIU) College of Architecture + The Arts (CARTA).

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Brown's "

Robert Brown 

 ROBERT BROWN

 

 

Born in Havana Cuba in 1949, of Irish, English and Cuban ancestors, Bob Brown has lived in Miami since 1960. His Cuban/American life experience, his shared love of art with his wife, and his work in the field of architecture and design are major influences in his Art.

 

 

 

Robert Brown

Robert Brown

 

 

 

Employing a hardedge style with clear sharp color to color edges, economy of form and geometric shapes allow bold creative designs to emerge from the canvas.  ARTISTA GROUP LLC. was established by Bob together with his brother Esteban (business manager) in order to provide himself and other artists a venue for creative expression.  For more information about Robert Brown’s art work, please visit : artistagroup.net

 

 

Robert Brown

Robert Brown

Additional information about the festival:

 

  • Juried first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
  • Original Artwork 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
  • International Food Court
  • 6 distinct culinary offerings available for purchase
  • The Rotary Club of Key Biscayne will offer craft beers, selection of fine wines, water and sodas
  • Special Saturday Night Under the Stars Event
  • Children’s Interactive Art Activities in the Young Artists Tent as well as an entertainment area to include bounce houses and face painting
  • Live PUSH CPR Sessions by the Village of Key Biscayne Fire and Police Departments-
  • Live Entertainment – The Chowder Chompers and Patriotic Marching Band will be performing at noon in the main Rotary dining tent, located in the center of the festival.
  • Free Art Festival Giveaway
  • 50th Anniversary Commemorative Festival Poster featuring the art of FIU Artist in Residence Xavier Cortada.
  • Unveiling of the 50th Anniversary Commemorative Poster at the Community Center March 14th, 5 to 7PM
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne Foundation.

 

 

Tony Mendez

Tony Mendoza

Festival sponsors include the Village of Key Biscayne, The Islander News, the Miami Herald, Comcast, FJ Turbine Power, Neil Friedman DDS, LITE FM, Stephen and Alice Takach, Bessemer Trust, and Sylvia Bennett.

 

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 more information please visit www.artfestival.com

 

 

 

For additional information on the 50th Annual Key Biscayne Rotary Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com, email  info@artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.  For information about the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne please visit www.rotaryclubofkeybiscayne.org

 

 

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

10th Coral Springs Festival of the Arts Offers FREE Art Giveaway and More

Coral Springs will Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Signature Art Festival Fine Art & Craft Exhibit with live music, literary workshops, children’s activities, a Green Market and theatrical performances!  There will also be a FREE art give away by featured artist, Christopher Morris. He turns everyday objects into extraordinary works of Alphabet Letter Art! The Rickie Report knows you’ll enjoy this event on March 15th and 16th and shares the details here.

 

 

 

10th Annual

 Coral Springs Festival of the Arts     

 

March 15 – 16, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm  

           

The Walk on University Drive in Coral Springs    

                          

Navigational address:  2874 North University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065      

                

Support the Arts, the Coral Springs Museum of Art and the Local Community

Free and open to the public

 

 

 

The 10th Anniversary of the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is slated for March 15-16, 2014.  This annual art extravaganza is a true celebration of the arts and will once again transform The Walk on University Drive into a first class outdoor art gallery.  The festival is hosted by the Coral Springs Festival Committee, Inc. and the city of Coral Springs, is produced by Howard Alan Events, the country’s top festival promoter. 

 

 

 

"BEACH" by Christopher Morris will be the FREE Art Giveaway!

“BEACH” by Christopher Morris will be the FREE Art Giveaway!

 

 

This two-day outdoor fair has become the city’s signature event complete with a fine art show, contemporary craft festival, theatrical performances, literary workshops, a children’s area, a Green Market and a full line-up of live music. Partial proceeds from the festival will benefit the Coral Springs Museum of Art and the city’s other non-profit qualifying artistic endeavors within the community.  Admission is free and open to the public.

 

 

Additional Information At-A-Glance:

  • Juried first-class outdoor gallery showcasing local and national artists & crafters
  • Fine Art Show
  • Contemporary Craft Show
  • Hosted by the Coral Springs Festival Committee, Inc. & the City of Coral Springs
  • Produced by Howard Alan Events
  • Original Artwork Handmade in America
  • 200 artists and crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $30,000
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists and crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Theatrical performances
  • Literary workshops
  • Children’s activity area
  • Full line-up of live music

 

 

 Christopher Morris Turns Everyday Objects into Extraordinary Works of Alphabet Letter Art!

Chris Morris is the photographer behind The Alpha Canvas. Though he did not set out to be a professional photographer, he has been enjoying photography professionally for a number of years. With his wife, Christa and son, Silas, the Morris family searches the countryside, looking for interesting objects that will make unique letter photographs.

"Pittsburgh"

“Pittsburgh”

In doing so, special attention is paid to make sure that no alphabet photo is staged or manipulated. Recently, with the addition of the gallery wrapped canvases, Chris has had the opportunity to showcase some of his other photography.

"Forever"

“Forever”

Taking the photographs for each of the backgrounds as well as the letters allows him to photograph and display beauty in a multitude of ways. In addition, Chris takes care and pride in the finish work of the artwork. From the printing and stretching of the canvases to the cutting of the mats and making the frames, Chris performs every aspect of this work.

"Family"

“Family”

 

With each purchase from The Alpha Canvas, 10% of sales will be used to directly support various Christian humanitarian and orphan relief agencies. The Morris family has a heart and a calling to continue to be involved in the Christian mission field and has hopes that The Alpha Canvas will be a fundraising catalyst for stateside and overseas mission trips.

 

 

 

"Hope"

“Hope”

 

 

In addition to the 10% of sales that is donated, all proceeds from the“Hope” canvas goes directly to Orphan Voice, a Christian orphan-relief ministry. The Morris family had the great joy and privilege of spending over two months in Vietnam working alongside this organization, and they hope to continue to support the work of this ministry.

 

"Love"

“Love”

For more information about Chris’ photography and mission, please visit: www.thealphacanvas.com  or email thealphacanvas@gmail.com

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.: 

 

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 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 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 10th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com, email  info@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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: February 26, 2014 at 8:16:02 PM EST
To: Malinda Ratliff <malinda@artfestival.com>
Malinda,
Attached is the image for the give away. It is a photograph printed on canvas and gallery-wrapped.  It can just be titled “Beach” & the value for the size we are giving away is $55 (size is 12″x21″).  Please let me know if any other information is needed (I’m not sure if another email was sent previously; however, this is the only one that I received after speaking with you on the phone).

Thanks a bunch.

Chris

 

 

Lauderdale by Sea is Perfect Place to Learn More About Crafts

The 18th Annual Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival will showcase crafts created by artists in the United States. This event takes place March 8 & 9, 2014.  We hope you take the time to explore the world of craft and especially look at Lorraine Vogel‘s jewelry which is created with polymer clay. The Rickie Report shares some background about this medium which continues to grow in popularity, produces fascinating forms and sophisticated accessories for home and body.

 

 

18th Annual Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival

 

March 8 – 9, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

A1A and Commercial Boulevard

 

Navigational Address:  4400 North Ocean Drive,

Lauderdale By Sea, FL 33308

 

To Support the Arts and the Local Community

Free and open to the public

 

 

The finest crafters in the country will descend upon this South Florida community when Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival returns March 8 – 9, 2014. The show will take place in its original location in downtown, just a short distance from the beach.  The displays, with a wide variety of original and affordable crafts, will be set up along A1A and Commercial Boulevard. The Lauderdale by the Sea Chamber of Commerce hosts this two-day annual tradition.  Admission is free and open to the public.

 

 

Makume Gane Polymer Clay Bracelet by Lorraine Vogel

Makume Gane Polymer Clay Bracelet by Lorraine Vogel

 

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL:

 

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts – Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 150 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

 

 

A layer of Lorraine Vogel's Polymer Clay

A layer of Lorraine Vogel’s Polymer Clay

 

 

 

Lorraine Vogel

 

One medium that is becoming more popular is polymer clay.  The color ranges are as open as your imagination!  Polymer clay is, as the name implies, a bendable polymer compound for artists and crafters. It’s not true clay (which is fine particles of silicate suspended in water) but  is pliable like clay.  Polymer clay is comprised of fine particles of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) suspended in plasticizer.

 

Makume Gane Polymer Clay Earrings by Lorraine Vogel

Makume Gane Polymer Clay Earrings by Lorraine Vogel

 

 

What makes polymer clay special is its versatility. It comes in dozens of colors, and you can blend clays together like paints to make your own colors. Since the color is inherent in the particles, you can also work two or more colors together without blending them to create special effects such as cane working and marbling. The clay’s pliability and ductility let you use techniques from glasswork, textile arts, and sculpture. Because polymer clay doesn’t dry out, it can be sculpted and formed it without worrying about a time limit. It is baked to cure or harden the clay. (courtesy of www.dickblick.com)

 

Polymer Clay Earrings by Lorraine Vogel

Polymer Clay Earrings by Lorraine Vogel

 

Lorraine Vogel, a fine crafter from Delray Beach, creates one-of-a-kind polymer clay jewelry pieces.   She tells The Rickie Report, “Because my background is in the graphic arts, my jewelry designs are clean and bold with a tropical flair.”  It is important to point out that these designs are not painted, but created through painstaking layering, shaping, cutting and melding the polymer clay strata. 

 

 

Makume Gane Polymer Clay Brooch by Lorraine Vogel

Makume Gane Polymer Clay Brooch by Lorraine Vogel

 

Lorraine uses an ancient Japanese metalworking technique called Mokume Gane and incorporates stamping to create my pieces. Her creations have a consistent South Florida tropical feel.   Mokume Gane (pronounced moe-koo-may-GAHN-ay) is a Japanese term for “woodgrained metal”.  In polymer clay terms, it is a method of stacking, constructing and layering polymer clay, which is then impressed , or in Lorraine’s case, stamped and then cut in various ways to achieve a myriad of interesting and beautiful designs.

 

 

For more information about Lorraine’s designs please visit: http://www.etsy.com/shop/WiredOrchidJewelry/about?ref=shopinfo_about_leftnav

 

For more information about polymer clay please contact the Southeast Florida Polymer Clay Guild at sefpcg.com  

 

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 18th Annual Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the country, visit   www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

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