Downtown Delray Beach Art Festival Offers Alternative To Crowded Shopping With Diversity And Artistry

Stop by on November 26 & 27, 2016, for the 17th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival. 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 includes paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and mixed media. Kick off the holiday shopping season while exploring the eclectic exhibits and unique gift items.  Prices will be suitable to all budgets and 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!

 

 

 

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17th Annual

Downtown Delray Beach

Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival

Saturday & Sunday, November 26 – 27

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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

Free and open to the public

 

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Wesley Rasko – sculpture

 

The artists, selected from hundreds of applicants, will be set up along 4th Avenue, one block north and south of Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach. The artistic media includes paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and mixed media. This art show is an ideal opportunity for shoppers who are eager to kick off the season and get a jump-start on their holiday shopping while exploring the eclectic exhibits in a stress-free family friendly setting.

 

 

Information At-A-Glance:

• 17th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival
• November 26 & 27, 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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Gail Markiewicz – ceramics

 

 

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 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 more information about this or other Howard Alan Events 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

17019 SW Sapri Way  Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

15th Annual Juno Beach Craft Festival Offers Holiday Shoppers And Craft Enthusiasts A Stress-Free Venue At The Ocean

The 15th Annual Juno Beach Craft Festival takes place on November 12th and 13th. Shop handcrafted leather goods, paintings, photography, personalized products, glassworks, and much more– all made in The USA! A Palm Beach favorite, this craft festival is not to be missed! Stroll along the scenic A1A in Juno Beach and shop handmade fine crafts that suit every budget, while visiting with some of the nation’s best crafters. Get a jump start on holiday gifts at this fabulous Free event.  The Rickie Report shares the details and features Lonee Cataldo (Candles), Suzanne Connors (Fiber Art), Anthony Gargiulo (Sculpture) and Sarah LaPierre (Painting and Wearable Art).

 

 

15th Annual Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean

Saturday, November 12

&

Sunday, November 13

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

 

 

Free and open to the public

www.artfestival.com     561-746-6155

Hosted by:

The Jupiter-Tequesta Rotary Club

 

 

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Suzanne Connors
Fiber

http://www.ayafiberstudio.com 

I love art and I have always enjoyed making art. After trying many different mediums, I always return to fiber and textile art.  As a seamstress and a designer, textiles have always intrigued me; especially if the fiber has a beautiful texture that makes you want to reach out and touch it! I love layering color and combining different tactile fibers.

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Hand Dyed One of A Kind Scarf by Susan Connors

 

What I love about fiber art is the surprise element – the mixture of the fabric, the dye and the resist create different combinations and patterns that are only revealed at the final step. The magic when the freshly dyed indigo comes out of the vat and turns from green to blue right before your eyes!  It is always a surprise when I unwrap a freshly dyed piece of fabric! Like opening a Christmas Gift! Another thing I love about fiber is that there are no “mistakes”!  It is just like life; everything is always subject to change, and the mistakes lead to growth in my art.  The imperfections are all part of the creative process. I typically use African Adinka symbols as inspirations in my batik prints and create my own stamps.  I am always learning new techniques and experimenting with them. Every piece created is a unique one of a kind original!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah LaPierre
Painting

http://www.sarahlapierre.com

 

 

Thick paint is a collection of work created by award winning artist Sarah LaPierre. Palette knives and heavy bodied acrylic paints provide the full textures and vibrant colors that are characteristics of her style. Sarah gains her inspiration from the beautiful sceneries throughout her home state of Florida, with special focus skyward. Her late father, artist Joseph LaPierre remains the strongest influence in her creative ventures.

 

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Painting by Sarah LaPierre

 

 

Sarah’s artwork can be found globally in the homes of her many patrons, brightening the walls of professional offices and businesses, as well as locally through gallery events and showcases at fine arts festivals throughout south Florida.  Sarah’s wearable art and high end fashions were recently seen on the runway in New York City.

 

 

 

 

 

Anthony Gargiulo
Sculptures

http://www.sandhillcranesculpture.com

 

Anthony Gargiulo has been making sculptures for many years, mostly birds of Florida. His sculptures include egrets, herons, sandhill cranes, shore birds and many others.  They are made for outdoor display using composite materials,  wood or metal. Special requests for positions or size are welcomed.  Mock-ups are made for customer approval before the finished sculpture is made.

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Sculpture by Anthony Garguilo

 

 

 

 

Lonee Cataldo
Candles

http://www.blueflamecandles.com

 

 

Blue Flame Candles are handmade with meticulous attention to every detail. We use a soy-blend wax, cotton wicks and no added dye. What sets Blue Flame apart from other candles is exceptional fragrance. Being true luxury candles, they have amazing fragrance throw and a slow, beautiful, complete burn.  Being a connoisseur of richly fragrant luxury candles and getting tired of paying exorbitant prices for them, I set out to learn how to create them. It took a great amount of work, many months of research, and hours of daily testing before my benchmark of product excellence was achieved.

 

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Handmade Blue Flame Candles by Lonee Cataldo

 

 

In October 2009 Blue Flame Candles was born. Today, Blue Flame is a true family run company. My daughter Madylyn does the pouring, while I do the labeling and all other tasks related to running Blue Flame.  We continue to test new waxes and oils to maintain the standard of superior quality that Blue Flame clients appreciate and expect.  I exhibit at art & craft shows throughout Florida from Oct. thru May. During the hot summer months, I’ll be in Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean or other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the country:

www.artfestival.com

 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

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Celebrate The Arts In Delray Beach October 29 and 30th At 3rd Annual Delray Marketplace Art & Craft Festival

The Delray Marketplace Art & Craft Festival returns October 29th and October 30th with the finest artists and skilled crafters in the country. Enjoy this two-day outdoor juried  fair showcasing a full spectrum of art and craft media. Admission is free and open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details and introduces you to Joseph Ferris (metal), Finny Lazarus ( one-of-a-kind jewelry) and Ira & Sue Lances (wearable art).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3rd Annual Delray Marketplace

Art & Craft Festival

 

 

 

Saturday, October 29th, 2016
10:00 am  – 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 30th, 2016
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

 

14851 Lyons Road in Delray Beach, FL

 

 

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 artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Full spectrum 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
  • Free art giveaway
  • Free admission

 

 

MEET  THE  ARTISTS:

 

 

Joseph Ferris
Metal Art

 http://www.artisticweld.com

 

 

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Metalwork by Joseph Ferris

 

Joseph first began working with metal in 7th and 8th grades during metal shop classes in school. Instantly his talents were recognized. His instructor encouraged him to enter the Michigan State Industrial Arts competition with a custom designed three-piece table set, which he built from hand formed steel. He did so, placing First in the Regional Competition and went on to place Second in the State competition. In High School, Joseph studied for four years under Eugeen Wolonick, master Craftsman of Metal Working Techniques. It was here that Joseph’s imagination and skill reached new and exciting levels. 
Joseph went on to Western Michigan University taking on heavy class loads of drawing and industrial design courses along with a strong emphases in physics, mathematical theory and equations which he uses daily in the creation of his art.

 

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Metalwork by Joseph Ferris

 

 

These early experiences and training created the foundation which led Joseph to become the successful artist that he is today. Joseph has received numerous awards from prestigious art shows around the United States. He has been commissioned to do indoor and outdoor large metal sculptures as well as unique custom metal wall art and custom sculptural furniture for Private Collections, Corporate Buildings and Galleries. 
Joseph utilizes a variety of metals and materials to create unique and unusual metal sculptures and sculptural metal wall art. Living in Florida has brought to his work the use of color, which he incorporates in his already exciting pieces.

Finny Lazarus
Jewelry

 http://finnysjewelhouse.yolasite.com

 

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One-Of-A-Kind Jewelry by Finny Lazarus

 

 

Finny is an exhibitor with jewelry including cut, drilled, and set gemstones, SouthSea & Freshwater pearls, hand knotted 14k gold and sterling silver. All pieces are one-of-a-kind. Finny has participated in many of Howard Alan Events’ art festivals, and her booth is very popular with returning clients!  Finny’s wearable art will become your family’s heirlooms to treasure.

 

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One-Of-A-Kind Jewelry by Finny Lazarus

 

 

 

Ira & Sue Lances
Fiber

Ira & Sue Lances of Staten Island, New York began making wearable art back in 1980. As the items became more artsy, Ira & Sue felt the need to start selling their one of a kind jackets and scarves at Arts & Craft shows throughout the country.  At many of the venues they have been awarded as recipients of many awards for their unique designs. At this time, the Lances are looking forward to sharing their one of a kind fabrics using several techniques. One of the techniques is called Handmade Chenille this process leaves us with a fabric which is reversible.  

 

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Wearable Art by Ira & Sue Lances

 

The fabric is made at the singer machine and it includes 4 layers of rayon fabrics, stitching them together then coming back and cutting thru 3 of the layers leaving one tone layer, which is the lining.  Another technique, Lace Chenille, is a process in which they start out with threads, fine cording and by recycling the scraps of rayon from the reversible jackets. They take the fibers and stitch them together, offering an open webbed or lace-like look to.

 

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Wearable Art by Ira & Sue Lances

 

 

 

Working in Appliqué technique is very lightweight and sometimes done on a sheer fabric.  Thin strips of rayon are sometimes edged using the pearl stitch machine while manipulating the fabrics to create a design they are appliquéd onto. All of the jackets and scarves have lots of color and texture and can be worn day into evening.  Everything created by Ira Lances is also machine-washable and dribble too!  If you are interested in pieces, pricing or are thinking of having a customized piece just contact us for further details.

 

 

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 Delray Marketplace Art & 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

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

29th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Brings New Artists To The Scene On October 22nd and 23rd

Produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by the Las Olas Association, the Las Olas Art Fair, October 22 – 23, will feature 150 of the finest artists in the country as well as many leading locals from South Florida. Admission is free and open to the public.  The displays of original artwork will line Las Olas Boulevard from SE 6th Avenue to SE 11th Avenue. The wide array of handmade art and affordable gift items include diverse styles and media such as paintings, jewelry, pottery, photography, sculptures and much more. Exhibitors will be present for the duration of the festival and welcome the opportunity to discuss their work with art enthusiasts and potential investors. Las Olas Art Fair collectors’ edition posters will be available for purchase onsite at the festival booth located across from the Cheesecake Factory on S.E. 6th.  The Rickie Report introduces three of the artists and shares all of the details here.

 

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29th Annual Las Olas Art Fair

October 22 – 23, Saturday & Sunday

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

Support the Arts, the Local Economy, & the Las Olas Association

Free and open to the public

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Juried first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
  • 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
A portion of the proceeds benefits the Las Olas Association

 

MEET  THE  ARTISTS:

 

Sip Tshun Ng

http://www.tshunart.com

 

“I am Chinese but I was born in Indonesia. I grew up in a small house. Downstairs my parents manufactured noodles that we sold to both restaurants and the public. My grandparents had moved to Indonesia from China in the 1930s to try to make a better life for our family. Being immigrants, we were limited to only the ways of the native Indonesians. We were not permitted to study our heritage or our Chinese language. I spent my youth playing in the lush jungles and on the pure white sandy beaches of the Java Sea and the South Pacific. These colors and surroundings would later become the inspiration for my work”.

 

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3D Artwork by Sip Tshun Ng

 

 

“In elementary school we were given blank paper and directed to paint whatever we wanted to. We would spend 2 hours in school or at home painting in our books. The next day, the teacher would collect our artwork and grade it.  I was fascinated by a circus book we had at home and studied the shapes of the faces and proportions of the bodies. When I took my painting of a seal with his trainer balancing a ball on his nose to school, the teacher wouldn’t believe that I had painted it myself! I painted a picture in school for him to prove that I could do it. The teacher and school were impressed but I thought, ‘I only do this for fun so it’s OK'”.

 

 

“When I wasn’t working in my father’s business after school, I was indulging my passion of painting. My art began to evolve into a pastime of cartoon illustrations. A friend who had seen my work, wrote a book and asked me to illustrate the cover.  I was happy to do it and began to do covers and illustrations for other books as well.  One of my older brothers went into the clothing manufacturing business. He liked my use of color and design, so  I began to produce designs for his clothing and it got to the point where we would get requests for my work. We sold to stores who would buy 12 dozen at a time, sell them all and come back for more! I felt happy and honored that my work was liked so much and to think I only did it for fun! It was then that I knew that art would remain the great passion of my life”.

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3D Artwork by Sip Tshun Ng

 

“In 1998 a crisis economy swept Indonesia creating great unrest. Many of the Chinese people were the target of hatred by the native Indonesians, burning our businesses and homes. Once, we had to hide our hide in the attic of a building for 10 days until the rioting stopped. I made plans to leave Indonesia to get away from the hatred and physical assaults. I was fortunate enough to get out and find refuge in the great country of America. I now live in south Florida, where I am able to continue producing my artwork, which continues to evolve.  My sculptures reflect the simple pleasures that life affords us even amid the hustle and bustle of our daily routines. I draw my inspiration from the present as well as the past. The one constant is time. It is precious and we must live in each moment of it. While we shouldn’t worry about each minute passing, we should be mindful of it and appreciate the whole spectrum of experiences that come with it. Enjoy your journey!”

 

 

 

Roy Rodriguez

www.royrodriguezart.com

 

 

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Artwork by Roy Rodriguez

 

 

Born in Cuba in 1967, Roy discovered his passion for art at an early age. Started his art studies at “Casa de la Cultura” in Havana, Cuba where he later exhibited at the age of seventeen. Accepted in San Alejandro School of Art in Havana, he later left the country, arriving in Miami, Fl in 1985 and continued studies in different art fields. However, Roy is adamant that he is a self-taught individual who has been schooled in the techniques of the great contemporary masters. He seeks his own aesthetic vocabulary and imagination in the use of color and texture to create a sultry palette. “There is something that fascinates me about colors and I love to use it on my canvas. I’m always searching for a rich and translucent texture, obtained through various material and tools that has allowed me to enjoy my mixed medias, acrylics and oils paintings in the pursuit of achieving my subject matter of the woman’s figure and architectural landscape”.

 

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Artwork by Roy Rodriguez

 

 

Using his childhood memories of Cuba, Roy Rodriguez, passionately projects the hedonistic reality of his native island utilizing vibrant colors and exploring the exotic. His work has been exhibited in galleries, cultural events and has been featured in television programs and magazines. Roy is an active community leader who is in the process of creating a new innovative concept to merge social media with art by teaching his techniques to other people with Social Painting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paola Gallardo

http://PAOLAGALLARDOART.COM

 

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Painting by Paola Gallardo

 

Florida – based artist, Paola Gallardo, was born in Bogota, Colombia in the early 70’s. At  age 4 her family moved to Spain. Paola studied art starting with black and white media at the age of 12 at Jose Joaquin’s Studio in Zaragoza, Spain. She explored other techniques at Goymar School of Arts in Madrid, and Graffito and charcoal at Artaquio Studio after she graduated. Paola splashed onto the art scene in the early 90’s and worked as a private teacher for almost 8 years. She enjoyed blending her artistic European influence with the Latin-American artistic movement through collaborations with different artists in Colombia. While living there, she also worked as a tutor for portraiture at El Gorgojo studio. She is always embracing color and texture, which is evident everywhere in her pieces. Her artwork has been on exhibit in Galleries in Spain, Colombia, New Mexico, Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

 

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Painting by Paola Gallardo

 

“My artwork communicates with the viewer in a special way. It is what you see and what it makes you feel. Emotions, reactions and even memories. My figurative artwork is part of who I am as a human, and it also becomes part of the viewer’s identity. Today, using oils, and other media, I create my own unique style of art focusing on portraying human identity; I look for the genuine expression of color, shapes, texture and detail to bring it to the audience in the most natural way”.

 

 

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 33 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 29th 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Downtown Stuart Craft Festival Features Original Handmade Crafts, Functional Art And Unique Gift Items

The 17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair returns October 15 – 16, 2016, with the finest artists and skilled crafters in the country. This two-day juried craft showcase will feature diverse craft media and styles with broad appeal. The prices will be suitable to all budgets and range from as little as $3 to $3,000. Admission is free and open to the public. The exhibitors, present for the duration of the festival, will line Osceola Street in Downtown. They welcome the opportunity to discuss their work and creative process. Partial proceeds from this very popular festival benefit the Stuart Main Street Programs. The Rickie Report shares the details and highlights three of the nationally award winning artists in attendance: Karen Massengill, Joni Berte and  Stephanie Pollack.

 

 

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17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair

October 15 – 16, Saturday & Sunday

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

 

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  glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Stuart Main Street Program

American Craft Endeavors, the producer of this show, and Howard Alan Events bring a number of festivals to historic Downtown Stuart each year. These highly anticipated art events are popular because of the vast array of quality handmade items and art on display as well as the number of leading national artists and crafters showcased at each festival.

 

Original Handmade Crafts – Functional Art – Affordable Prices – Unique Gift Items

 

MEET THE ARTISTS:

Karen Massengill
Palm City, Florida
Painting

 

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Painting by Karen Massengill

 

 

When she was very young, Karen knew she wanted to be a painter. Pencils and crayons were constant companions as her family moved literally around the world, which is where she was inspired. She earned a BA at  Florida State University, but was sidetracked by the demands of family and the steady income of a nursing career. Her husband’s sudden death in 1995 changed everything. At first a distraction from grief, painting and the childhood dream of being an artist reasserted itself. To revitalize her skills she attended workshops taught by world-class artists including Carl Dalio, Janet Rodgers, Jim Kosvanec and many others.

 Karen has achieved great success on the art show circuit, winning numerous show awards and being selected as show poster artist five times.

 

 

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Painting by Karen Massengill

 

 

Her painting “Summer Light” appeared on the cover of the Summer,1998 Watercolor Magic national publication. Prestigious honors bestowed on her work include Birds in Art (four times) in both watercolor and oil 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. Her work has been purchased by the Leigh Yawkee Woodson Art Museum as well as numerous corporations. Recently, teaching workshops and private lessons has become a enjoyable extension of her career.  Visit http://www.karenleffelmassengill.com/ for more information.

 

 

 

Joni Berte
Jewelry
Jensen Beach, Florida

 

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Day of the Dead design by Joni Berte

 

“I believe that art is Food for the Soul! Self-expression is paramount to the artist and the drive to create is as impossible to stop as a runaway train. For the past few years I have focused on Day of the Dead art, and have developed a unique style (Lines & Micro-Dots) that is the hallmark of my pieces. While many of my Day of the Dead designs, particularly those found on my Sugar Skull masks, are typical of the genre, my execution is of the highest quality — especially in the areas of line detail and color”. 

 

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Art by Joni Berte

 

“I am currently working on Steam-Punk Masks, Mixed Media Assemblage Art, and Personal Shrines. 
 
Contact me via coopercat44@hotmail.com or check out my website for Custom Sugar Skull Mask Orders!”

 

Stephanie Pollack
Watercolor
Port St. Lucie, Florida

 

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Artwork by Stephanie Pollack

 

 

“I am an award-winning, Florida watercolor artist who loves to make people feel happy with my bright colors and up-lifting themes! 

I began art lessons at the age of 12 with the Director of Ford Motor Company in Michigan and then went on to study at Texas Woman’s University, North Texas State and Wayne State University. I’ve also attended workshops in Florida and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico”.  



 

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Artwork by Stephanie Pollack

 

 

“In 1984, I began showing my work professionally at local art festivals. Today I participate in more than 20 festivals around the country, teach workshops as well as showcase my work in galleries from New York to Key West.  Contact me at:  stephpollack@yahoo.com Art will be available for purchase at the Stuart Craft Festival.”

 

 

 

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
info@artfestival.com

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

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Craft Festival Offers Laid Back Vibe While Shopping Fine Crafts, Meeting Artists

Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Craft Festival on October 8th and 9th gives a laid back beach vibe to your shopping experience. Howard Alan Events and the Kiwanis Club bring fine artists and skilled crafters from around the country to A1A and Commercial Blvd. Free admission makes this juried show accessible to everyone.  The Rickie Report introduces you to three of the exhibitors and shares the details about this show.

 

 

 

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Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Craft Festival

Saturday, October 8th, 2016
10:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday, October 9th, 2016
10:00am to 5:00pm

4400 N Ocean Dr in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL

Free Admission

Support the Arts and the Local Community

 

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SPOTLIGHT   ON   THE   ARTISTS:

Barbie Pearson,  Photography
barbie.pearson@att.net

 

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Photo by Barbie Pearson

A native-born Floridian from Miami, Barbie grew up in Key Biscayne on the Matheson Estate, the historic Douglas Entrance and Coral Gables.  Barbie received her Master’s Degree in Education and certification in Gifted Education from Florida International University (FIU).   After college, Barbie pursued a teaching career.  This enabled her to travel during the summers to many exotic places and to share her photographs with students acquainting them with fascinating world cultures and teaching tolerance for other ways of life. She dreamed of joining the ranks of National Geographic, since their work had inspired a penchant for photography and life journaling.

 

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Photo by Barbie Pearson

 

 

Today, having recently retired from a 35-year teaching career, Barbie is now pursuing her other passion, photo art creating a fresh perspective. She enjoys a different way of looking at the everyday, the beauty and designs of nature, wildlife, oceans, doors, other cultures…capturing life’s art and nature’s beauty on the canvas that awaits us.  Cards, small matted prints, large matted prints, framed photo art and more are available for purchase at the Lauderdale by the Sea show or 

 

 

Mindy Gang, Jewelry

www.mindygangjewelry.com

 

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Handmade Jewelry by Mindy Gang

 

 

 

Mindy uses precious & semi-precious stones with premium metals and chains to create unique handcrafted jewelry. She likes to describe her work as raw elegance. 

 

 

 

Andrea Lopez, Painting

www.andreaartmiami.com

 

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Painting by Andrea Lopez

 

“Art has been the one constant in my life. It is a means of expression and a way for me to share my passion with others. I am very blessed to have this gift and I am grateful to those that have already made my work a part of their lives. I have always believed art to be a way to share joy and bring happiness to those around you. There is something about looking at a painting that speaks to you that is unparalleled”.

 

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Painting by Andrea Lopez

 

“My art teacher in the 9th grade was the first to put a paintbrush in my hand. A graduate of the University of Miami with a BFA and a minor in art history, I draw inspiration from the impressionists, and the flatter styles of the post-impressionists such as Gauguin and Cezanne. I combine these two distinct styles into one, creating a dynamic piece that borders on the brink of 2-D and 3-D art. I mainly work with oil paints but have created art pieces in various mediums.  My newest endeavor is painting murals for nurseries. Have your child wake up each morning to their favorite fairy princesses, animals, or any other scene you can imagine”.

 

 

 

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:

 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

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Popular Memorial Day Weekend Craft Festival Returns To Delray Beach Tennis Center

Stop by the 19th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival and meet some of the newest artists and crafters on the scene!  Enjoy original crafts, unique gift items, functional art, decorative art and explore the Green Market over Memorial Day Weekend. Take advantage of the Free admission on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29th with easy access parking.  The Rickie Report shares the details and focuses on the intricate handmade jewelry of Holly Merton and the sensual bath accessories of Eyra Caldera.

 

 

 

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19th Annual

Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival

 
May 28 – 29, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Delray Beach Tennis Center in Downtown Delray Beach

 Atlantic Avenue & SW 3rd Avenue

Navigational Address:

201 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444

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

 
Free and open to the public

 

 

 

 

 

The 19th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival returns to the Delray Beach Tennis Center Memorial Day Weekend, May 28 – 29, 2016. An eclectic array of unique works of art and handmade crafts will be on display and for sale as well as affordable gift items priced to suit all budgets. The 150 nationally recognized artists and crafters showcased during the event welcome the opportunity to discuss their work and artistic techniques. A Green Market will offer exotic plants and orchids, body products, gourmet spices, jams, dips, spreads and much more. 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 offering a wide variety of quality plants, dips and gourmet items
  • 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 and stained glass

 

 

EYRA  CALDER

 

www.moonlightradiance.com

 

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“Handcrafted natural soaps are one way of protecting our self from harsh chemicals that contaminate our bodies and our precious environment not because of their handcrafted nature but because of the carefully selected natural and bio degradable ingredients ……our product’s superiority comes from small batch production which enables us small cottage producers control the quality of our products with our own hands and eyes.”

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HOLLY  MERTON

 

http://www.hollyberrydesigns.com/

 

 

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Holly Merton’s jewelry designs speak volumes about her artistry and patience.  You can see by these few examples of her work, that Holly’s  expertise with wire wrapping, viking weave and finding just the right stone for the best possible setting is held in high regard.

 

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For more information:

http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/19th-annual-downtown-delray-beach-craft-festival

https://www.facebook.com/events/385936768269675/

 

 

 

 

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 19th 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:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Spring Craft Fair Returns To Downtown Stuart April 23 & 24, 2016

Historic Downtown Stuart welcomes back its popular Spring Craft Fair April 23 – 24, 2016. This two-day juried event takes place along Osceola Street and showcases the work of the most skilled crafters in the country. Vehicular traffic will be closed from St. Lucie to Haney Circle and down to Denver, providing festival patrons with an ideal setting in which to explore the exhibits. A wide array of original handmade crafts as well as unique gift items, featuring diverse media and styles, will be on display and for sale.  A Green Market will offer orchids and exotic plants as well as gourmet dips and spices, and many other distinctive items. Partial proceeds from the Festival benefit the Stuart Main Street Program. Admission is free and open to the public. The Rickie Report features Debbie Johnson (Clay) and Carole Onorato (Mixed Media Jewelry).

 

 

 

 

 

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19th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair

Saturday, April 23

Sunday, April 24

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

 

 

 

 

 

Debbie Johnson – Clay

Ceramic Fairy Garden Accessories and Gift Items

 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEdgewaterShop/
https://theedgewatershop.wordpress.com/about/

 

 

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Miniature Garden by Debbie Johnson 

 

 

 

Debbie Johnson is an illustrator, clay artist and garden enthusiast. While growing up and living in Michigan, she was an avid gardener with two and a half acres to play with. She tells us, “When we moved to our tropical paradise I discovered a new world of gardening. Most of what I knew from my Michigan gardening adventures really did not apply here, so I began learning a little bit about bonsai and miniature gardening”.

 

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Cottage by Debbie Johnson 

“In 2015 my daughter inherited a kiln but it did not fit in her place and so it lives in my home studio. With a kiln here I wanted to play with clay and began making Fairy Garden Houses and Accessories. I love miniatures, doll house items, and fairy gardens! Fairy gardening is a great way to garden on a small scale. I try to design fairy garden accessories that are unique and beautiful. The items I make are safe for older children, so you can create a garden with them and allow their imaginations to soar”!

 

 

 

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Cottage by Debbie Johnson

 

 

“Fairy gardening is not just for children! Most of my customers love gardening but can’t garden on a large scale for many reasons. Miniature and fairy gardening is satisfying and fun and I love to create items that are sturdy and lovely. They make great and one-of-a-kind gifts for gardeners!  Each piece is handcrafted from high-fire stoneware clay, then glazed with lead-free earthy colors. No two pieces are alike. They are made with love and I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy creating them”.

 

 

Carole Onorato – Mixed Media Jewelry

Pretty Wired Up Jewelry

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Necklace by Carole Onorato

 

 

 

 

Pretty Wired Up Jewelry is the premier choice for handcrafted jewelry. Designer Carole Onorato creates stunning masterpieces for an exclusive selection of bracelets, earrings, necklaces, pendants and rings. Exquisite attention to hand sculptured details gives each piece a distinct and unique style. Most pieces are one of a kind. You can be assured of a fine selection and guaranteed quality when purchasing Pretty Wired Up Jewelry.

 

 

 

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Necklace by Carole Onorato

 

 

Carole uses many gauges and types of wire, depending on the piece, sterling silver, 14K gold filled wire, electroplated brass or copper, aluminum and more.  Some of the semi-precious stones she uses include hand painted jasper, unakite, tree agate, howlite, onyx, leopard jasper, hematite, rhondite, African jade, crazy lace agate, tigereye, snowflake obsidian, sunstone and others. Other materials may include Carole’s own handcrafted fused glass, tiles, metal and glass beads, natural stones, cubic zirconia, fabric and acrylic stones.

 

 

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Necklace by Carole Onorato

 

 

 

Carole custom designs jewelry to match your wardrobe. With sample colors, she can design the perfect accent piece. Remember Pretty Wired Up Jewelry for your cruise wear or other special occasion outfits. She can solve your problem of searching for the matching jewelry.

 

 

 

 

 FOR  MORE  DETAILS:

 

 

 

 

http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/stuart-craft-fair/crafter

https://www.facebook.com/events/448275288609438/

 

Handmade Affordable Crafts –

Diverse Media & Styles –

Unique Gift Items –

Featuring Top National & Local Crafters

 

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
  • 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 glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft and stained glass
  • Green Market featuring exotic plants, gourmet dips and spices, and much more
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Stuart Main Street Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 19th 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:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

New Spring Date For Part II Of Las Olas Art Fair, April 2 & 3

The final Las Olas Art Fair of the season, traditionally held the first weekend in March, returns this year April 2 – 3, 2016. Festival patrons can expect to see many of their favorite artists as well as new exhibitors eager to be a part of this premier event. Partial proceeds from the festival benefits the Las Olas Association. Admission is free and open to the public.  The 2016 Las Olas Art Fair collectors’ edition poster will be available for purchase at the event and features the work of artist Pendragon Miranda. The Rickie Report highlights three artists:  Wiwat Kamolpornwijit (Jewelry), Derrick Crossland (Sculpture) and Michael Vista (Painting).

 

 

 

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28th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part II

 

 

 

Saturday, April 2  & Sunday, April 3

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

Free and Open to the public

 

 

 

The final Las Olas Art Fair of the season, traditionally held the first weekend in March, returns this year April 2 – 3, 2016. Festival patrons can expect to see many of their favorite artists as well as new exhibitors eager to be a part of this premier event. The eclectic exhibits will include a wide variety of styles and media including paintings, sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage, ceramics, mixed media and much more with prices will be set to suit all budgets. Partial proceeds from the festival benefits the Las Olas Association. Admission is free and open to the public. The artists are selected from hundreds of applicants. The jury process allows Howard Alan Events to produce a festival with diverse displays that will appeal to seasoned collectors and first time buyers as well as shoppers looking for unique gift items.   The 2016 Las Olas Art Fair collectors’ edition poster will be available for purchase at the event and features the work of artist Pendragon Miranda.

 

 

Wiwat Kamolpornwijit – Jewelry
http://www.kamolpornwijit.com/

 

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One of a Kind Polymer Clay Necklace by Wiwat Kamolpornwijit

 

 

Wiwat Kamolpornwijit’s jewelry was included in the prestigious 2105 Niche Awards.  The artists shares,” I hand-form every piece of polymer clay jewelry. All colors are original colors of clay — there is no paint applied. I use several techniques including caning, engraving, weaving, layering, and many others for which I don’t have names. I add beads and wires to complement my clay work. The ear wires and wires are sterling silver; necklaces are either sterling silver, 19 strands stainless steel Beadalon, or rubber”.

 

 

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One of a Kind Polymer Clay Jewelry by Wiwat Kamolpornwijit

 

 

“I started working in polymer clay as part of a fund raising activity for my temple in 2004. It is a long story with lots of twists and turns. In 2007, I opted to do art/craft full time. I used to worked as an environmental researcher in Oak Ridge, TN for 6 years so you know I glow in the dark!  Polymer is durable when handled properly. It should be kept from pointed or sharp objects that may scratch or cut the surface. It is flexible to a certain degree and is unlikely to break (but not impossible) when dropped. A long period of exposure to alcohol may do some damages to polymer, hence it’s better to put the jewelry on after spraying hair products and perfume. I have never done anything special to clean the polymer except rinsing it with water when it starts collecting dust”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derrick Crossland – Sculpture 
http://www.derrickcrossland.com/

 

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Sculpture by Derrick Crossland

 

A veteran diver, avid catch-and-release fisherman and Boat Captain, Derrick has the pleasure of observing first hand, the majestic fish life, marine mammals, birds and sailing vessels that influence his art. Derrick depicts each one of his pieces with an interpretive realism that captures the power and movement of his subjects.

 

 

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Sculpture by Derrick Crossland

 

 

 

Michael Vistia – Painting
http://www.michaelvistia.com/

 

 

 

 

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Painting by Michael Vistia

 

 

Michael Vistia, an accomplished, Mid-Western born artist, is the “founder and creator” of this colorful and refreshing style of painting. When viewing a painting from his ever-evolving collection of art, it is, quite simply, unforgettable. Rich, “vibratory” colors. Bold, yet fluid black lines. Playful in composition and dramatic in interpretation. It is not surprising to see why devotees around the globe have declared that the pieces painted by Michael Vistia have the power to “raise the vibration of any room.”

 

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Painting by Michael Vistia

 

 

 

 

“For me, paintings are a bridge to share magical moments that are pure,” Michael says. “I love interacting with people, and painting always enabled me to connect and communicate with others, with a smile and love that is from the heart. As a young boy, my very first interest was painting,” he remembers. “I started to communicate through drawing, before I even began speaking. “When people see my art, I want them to smile, to feel good and become inspired to create beauty in their own lives, through following one’s excitement anything is possible. “It’s not about fame,” Michael continues. ” It’s simply about sharing joyful moments with others!”

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/las-olas-art-fair-part-ii

https://www.facebook.com/events/895847823770510/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
  • 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
  • Commemorative Festival Posters ($10) & T-shirts ($15) for sale at booth located across from Cheesecake Factory
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Las Olas Association.

 

 

 

 

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), 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.

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

52nd Annual Rotary Key Biscayne Art Festival March 19 & 20 Offers Original Fine Art

 Key Biscayne’s signature art event, the 52nd Annual Rotary Key Biscayne Art Festival returns March 19 – 20, 2016 for two full days of fine art, live music, children’s activities, as well as an international food court featuring fine wines & craft beers. The festival features a wide variety of original art, handmade gift items with broad appeal and unique functional art. Admission is free and open to the public.  The festival, produced by 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 leisurely explore the eclectic exhibits and engage the artists to gain a better understanding of their work and their creative techniques.  The Rickie Report shares the details and features the Sculptures of Ancizar Marin and Jewelry by Melissa Woods.

 

 

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52nd Annual Key Biscayne Rotary Art Festival

 

 

 

March 19 – 20, 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

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

Free and open to the public

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original Fine Art – Functional Pieces 

Affordable Gift Items
Live Music – International Food Court – Fine Wines & Craft Beers

Children’s Art Activities

 Entertainment Area

 

 

 

 

 

Ancizar Marin – Sculpture

http://artbyancizar.com/

 

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Sculpture by Ancizar Marin

 

 

Born in Colombia, Marin first received formal art training in the 1980s at the ‘Bellas Artes’ Institute in Manizales, Colombia. He continued to study sculpture at the Luccio Petraglia School of Art in Bogota, where he honed his sculptural proficiency in bronze and steel. Later, South American travel exposed him to the rich melting pot of cultural influences that further informed his approaches to color and texture. Marin works now in South Florida, where his work has been featured in design magazines, gallery shows, and prestigious art fairs, and private commissions continue to proliferate.

 

 

 

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Sculpture by Ancizar Marin

 

 

 

His figurative forms are relatively inexpensive, allowing collectors to purchase multiple sculptures at a time. For Marin, this achieves his desire to encourage the figures to engage with one another in dynamic groupings that can be arranged and rearranged at will. The shadows thrown off by the glossy little men and women, who alternately squat, leap, lunge, stretch, and perform arabesques, further energize the walls against which they are installed, so that the spatial sum of the parts far exceeds the individual sculptural components.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melissa Woods – Jewelry

http://www.melissamariewoods.com/

 

 

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Hand Made Wire Jewelry by Melissa Woods

 

 

 

 

Melissa shares, “Creating jewelry has been a means of self expression for me since I started at the age of thirteen. At sixteen I received a wire working book for my birthday and I have been wire working ever since. I continued my jewelry making education by receiving a B.F.A. from Bowling Green State University and studying advanced jewelry design abroad in Florence, Italy. I have been taught all the traditional jewelry making techniques and made many pieces over the years, but I have always loved working with wire”.

 

 

 

 

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Hand Made Wire Jewelry by Melissa Woods

 

 

 

 

“I have found anodized aluminum to be a new exciting medium to create jewelry out of. Anodizing is a surface-treatment of aluminum that colors the metal. I acquire my aluminum wire from a wide variety of companies in order to get the rainbow of colors I have available, these companies anodize the wire by placing the aluminum in electrically charged chemical baths. The color is the metal and the shiny finish of anodized aluminum is aluminum oxide, which will not tarnish or change. Aluminum is light weight, hypo allergenic and brighter than sterling silver.  At every show I make items specialized to customer’s size or color preference, which puts my skills out on display and really conveys to the patrons that everything in my booth is original and handmade by me”.

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/rotary-key-biscayne-art-festival

https://www.facebook.com/events/452341031580173/

 

 

A Partial list of artists from South Florida:

Sandra Erden – Jewelry – Miami
Pavel Exposito – Metal Sculptures – Miami
Hans Feyerabend – Oil Paintings – Miami
David Golzbein – Wood – Miami
Chris Gug – Photography – Fort Lauderdale
Kirsten Hines – Photography – Key Biscayne
Cheri Kudja – Sculpture – Miramar
Finny Lazarus – Jewelry – Boca Raton
Ancizar Marin – Sculpture – Pembroke Pines
Tony Mendoza – Acrylic – Miami
Mike & Liz Rose – Jewelry – Aventura
Lazaro Ruda – Photography – Riviera Beach
Roxana Sora – Photography – Miami

 

 

 

This year’s festival sponsors include SunTrust Bank, Baptist Health South Florida, Village of Key Biscayne, The Islander News, FJ Turbine Power, Dr. Neil Friedman DDS, Home Federal Bank of Hollywood, Key Biscayne Community Foundation, TechBar, and Alice & Stephen Takach.

Additional information about the festival:

 

  • Juried first-class outdoor art gallery
  • Showcasing local and national artists 
  • Original Artwork
  • Handmade in America
  • 100 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, a selection of fine wines, water and sodas 
  • Dining Hall Tent with entertainment
  • 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
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne Foundation.

 

 

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 52nd 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

 

 

 

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