Popular Craft Fair Returns To Downtown Stuart Featuring Top National & Local Crafters

The popular Spring Craft Festival returns to Historic Downtown Stuart April 25 – 26, 2015. This two-day juried event will take place along Osceola Street.  This craft showcase will feature a wide variety of original handmade crafts as well as affordable and 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. Partial proceeds from the festival benefit the Stuart Main Street Program. Admission is free and open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek of Joni Berte’s artwork!

 

 

 

 

 18th Annual Downtown

Stuart Craft Fair

Saturday, April 25th

&

Sunday, April 26th

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 popular Spring Craft Festival returns to Historic Downtown Stuart April 25 – 26, 2015. This two-day juried event will take place along Osceola Street. 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 this outdoor gallery. This craft showcase will feature a wide variety of original handmade crafts as well as affordable and unique gift items with broad appeal. The prices, suitable to all budgets, will range from $3 to $3,000. A Green Market will showcase 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. 

 

Artwork by Joni Berte

Artwork by Joni Berte

 

 

Joni Berte tells The Rickie Report, ” My artistic interests are endless! I appreciate all forms of art; traditional, classic, deviant, outsider, you name it! It is my belief that there are many ways to express oneself and 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 that is the hallmark of my pieces.”

 

Personal Shrine by Joni Berte

Personal Shrine by Joni Berte

 

She continues, “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. I am currently working on assemblage art in the form of Personal Shrines and am finding it a very versatile and rewarding medium. Additionally, I am collaborating with my father (Bill Lohnes) on Fantasy Dragonflies. My new Fire-Carved Boxes are for sale at Rare Earth Gallery in Stuart, Florida.”

 

 

Day of the Dead art by Joni Berte

Day of the Dead assemblage art by Joni Berte

 

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 $3,00
  • 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 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

 

Artwork by Joni Berte

Artwork by Joni Berte

 

 

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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 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.

 

 

 

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51st Annual Key Biscayne Rotary Art Festival Offers Free art Giveaway, Live Music, Food Court, Kid’s Art Tent and More

The 51st Annual Key Biscayne Rotary Art Festival takes place March 21 – 22, 2015.  The Village Green, on Crandon Boulevard, in Key Biscayne will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery with original artwork and affordable gift items by 150 of the finest artists in the U.S. Enjoy eclectic art displays, live music, an international food court, fine wines & craft beers, children’s activities, a free art giveaway and special activities marking the show’s milestone. Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The Rickie Report gives you more details and highlights of Featured Artist, Kokó Brandão, whose Free Art Giveaway is valued at $850. 

51st Annual Key Biscayne Rotary Art Festival

 Saturday, March 21

&

Sunday,March 22

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

 

Key Biscayne welcomes back its premier art festival March 21-22, 2015. This two-day annual tradition includes a wide variety of original art, live music, children’s activities, an international food court featuring fine wines & craft beers as well as a free art giveaway.  The wide array of artistic media will include paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, and mixed media as well as unique gift items. The prices will be set to suit all budgets. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

 

"Gold" by

“Gold” by Kokó Brandão FREE Art Giveaway Painting Valued at $850.

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 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.

 

"Nice Hat" by

“Nice Hat” by Kokó Brandão

The artists, who will be present for the duration of the event, welcome the opportunity to meet festival patrons and discuss their work. The jury process ensures diverse art media of the highest quality and will include paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, and mixed media. 

 

 

"Curly Haired Woman" by Kokó Brandão

“Curly Haired Woman” by Kokó Brandão

 

 

Kokó Brandão’s figurative forms magically capture the beauty of female portraiture – while creating art that is completely modern and original. Kokó is inspired by the graceful elegance of the female form. At times classically alluring, demure and provocative, her art has a pervasive sense of sophistication. Her signature use of expressive color as well as the dynamic application of paint on the canvas combines to create her uniquely recognizable style. The giveaway prize, a 40”x16” original acrylic painting on canvas titled “Gold” and valued at $850, will be on display in her booth where registration will also take place. No purchase is necessary to participate and the winner will be announced during the final hour of the art show. To learn more about this talented artist and explore her work go to  www.kokobrandao.com.

 

Viewers report, “Looking at Kokó Brandão’s work, you always get a feeling of the artist’s soul – tension behind the painting … interaction of strong tones and the bright color impact … abstract elements and the sensual dynamics”.

 

"Japanese Woman" by  Kokó Brandão

“Japanese Woman” by Kokó Brandão

 

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, a 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
  • The 50th Anniversary 2014 Commemorative Festival Poster featuring the art of Xavier Cortada will be available, for $10, at the Rotary Welcome Tent located in the center of the festival.
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne Foundation.

 

 

"Early Morning" by Kokó Brandão

“Early Morning” by Kokó Brandão

 

This year’s festival sponsors include the Miami Herald, the NY Times, the Village of Key Biscayne, The Islander News, FJ Turbine Power, Dr. Neil Friedman DDS, Baptist Health South Florida, Sun Trust Bank, Home Federal Bank of Hollywood, Key Biscayne Community Foundation, Joan McCaughn & Team, and Alice & Stephen Takach.

 

 

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 51st 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 27th Annual

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center

Art Fest by the Sea

Saturday, March 7th

 &

Sunday, March 8th

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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

Free and open to the public

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

 

 

Florals by Sarah LaPierre

Florals by Sarah LaPierre

 

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

 

"Bougainvillea Steps" by Sarah LaPierre

“Bougainvillea Steps” by Sarah LaPierre

 

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

 

Sarah LaPierre with her Paintings

Sarah LaPierre with her Paintings

 

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

 

Reproductions by Sarah LaPierre

Reproductions by Sarah LaPierre

 

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

 

sarahlapierreParadise

“Paradise” by Sarah LaPierre

 

 

 

Information at a Glance:

 

  • Juried, first-class, outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
  • Original Artwork Handmade in America
  • 300 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media
  • This year’s official festival poster will be on sale at the festival merchandise booth along with many other items.
  • Live Music
  • The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce supports the Northern Palm Beach County school art programs through the Youth Art Competition
  • Free Art Giveaway
  • Free parking and shuttle service

 

Sarah LaPierre

 

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

https://www.facebook.com/SarahLapierreArt

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

 

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 32 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fair, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists. For additional information on the 25th Anniversary Art Fest by the Sea and other Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavor art and craft shows across the country, please visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

About The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce:

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

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

City Place Becomes An Outdoor Art Gallery with Signature Art Festival

City Place welcomes back its Signature Art Festival on February 28 & March 1, 2015, offering original art, live music and a Free Art Giveaway!  150 of the finest artists in the country will showcase a wide array of artistic media including paintings, life size sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, collage, mixed media, handmade jewelry and much more. The prices will be set to suit all budgets and range from $25 handcrafted earrings to $30,000 sculptures. Admission is free and open to the public. The Rickie Report introduces you to Paul and Heidi Barron, whose glass artistry will be available. 

 

 

5th Annual CityPlace Art Fair

 

Saturday, February 28th

&

Sunday, March 1 st

 

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

CityPlace in West Palm Beach

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

Support the Arts and Local Community

Free and open to the public

 

 

 

 

 
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.  A free art giveaway will feature the work of an exhibiting artist and no purchase will be necessary to participate.  More details will be available at the event.

Barron Glass

Heidi and Paul Barron

Barron Glass

Barron Glass

Heidi Barron has been working with glass for over 30 years and in the past year her husband Paul has joined her with his creative talent. They both enjoy traveling to juried art shows showing glass artistry artwork.

Barron Glass

Barron Glass

They tell The Rickie Report, “We call our glass process cold fusion. We use ultra violet lights to create the artwork. This process has a very strong bond and will hold glass together”.

Barron Glass

Barron Glass

“Our company is based on the belief that our customers’ needs are of the utmost importance. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals”.

 

For more information please visit:
http://www.barronglassdesign.net/About-Us.html

 

Festival At-a-Glance:

  • Juried outdoor art showcase
  • Original Art Handmade in America
  • 150 artists from different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $1,000
  • 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

 

 

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 5th Annual CityPlace Art Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit HYPERLINK 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

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

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

25th Anniversary Downtown Stuart Art Festival

Saturday, February 21

&

Sunday, February 22

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart, FL

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

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

ADMISSION: Free and Open to the public

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

Luciano Photography
Zsuzsanna Luciano

 

 

Photo by

Photo by Zsuzsanna Luciano

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Photo by

Photo by Zsuzsanna Luciano

 

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

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

 

 

Festival At-A-Glance:

 

  • Free Admission
  • Original Art – Handmade in America 
  • 250 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Free Art Giveaway – featuring conservation fine art photographer Zsuzsanna Luciano
  • A portion of the proceeds from the art festival benefits the Stuart Main Street programs.
  • Eclectic Art Exhibits
  • Original & Functional Art
  • Unique Handcrafted Gift Items
  • Live Music 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists.

 

For additional information on the 25th Anniversary Downtown Stuart Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit  www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

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

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

 

 

 

14th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

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

Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound

11954 SE Dixie Highway, Hobe Sound, Fl. 33475

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

Free and open to the public

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Steve Whitlock

 

"Black and White" by Steve Whitlock

“Black and White” by Steve Whitlock

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

"Straits of Florida Mahi" by Steve Whitlock

“Straits of Florida Mahi” by Steve Whitlock

Information At-A-Glance:

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

 

"Sea Turtle" by Steve Whitlock

“Sea Turtle” by Steve Whitlock

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 32 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists.

 

For additional information on the 14th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit  www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Glenn and Linda Mace Bring Their Wood and Metal Artistry to Delray Beach

Make a point of stopping by the 26th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts to visit Glenn and Linda Mace (Booth 10).  After retiring from the IT world, they returned to their passion of curating and then creating art in wood and metal.  Their wall pieces are truly unique and so well crafted that The Rickie Report is pleased to highlight them here.  Stop by Booth # 10 and be amazed.  This event takes place Saturday, January 17th  and Sunday, January 18th from 10 am – 5 pm.  Located on Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach (US-I across the Intercoastal Bridge to AIA), this premiere outdoor art show is Free and open to the public.

 

 

GLENN AND LINDA MACE

Booth 10

26th Annual Downtown

Delray Beach Festival of the Arts

 Saturday, January 17th

and

Sunday January 18th

10 – 5

Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach

(US-I across the Intercoastal Bridge to AIA)

Navigational address:

1111 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483

Free and open to the public

 

"Mighty Oak" by Glenn and Linda Mace

“Mighty Oak” by Glenn and Linda Mace

 

 

“Chasing” is a very old technique dating back to the 3rd century B.C. According to history, the word chase comes from the meaning to channel, furrow or indent. The finished form is called “chased work”. It is used in metal work to accomplish desired effects such as a scene, pattern or a “relief”.

 

 

"Looking at the City" by Glenn and Linda Mace

“Looking at the City” by Glenn and Linda Mace

 

Original images are drawn freehanded into the metal by Linda, using a pointed tool. This is the only tool used to design and produce the entire chasing. Once the design is drawn, then she highlights the image with thousands of individual impressions, using the same tool to make each dot. This highlights the design to be achieved by allowing the image to look almost three dimensional. Most of our pieces are then hand colored with metal dyes and stains. Some are antiqued with a formula we have developed.

 

"Fern in Metal" by Glenn and Linda Mace

“Fern in Metal” by Glenn and Linda Mace

 

 

More recently, collage is being incorporated with the chased metal using our love of found objects. Industrial, natural objects and textiles are used to compliment the chased metal.

 

"Sea Shell" by Glenn and Linda Mace

“Sea Shell” by Glenn and Linda Mace

 

Glenn designs and makes the frames using mostly reclaimed old woods such as antique beadboards, old flooring, etc. Many are colored to give them the desired look needed. More modern pieces are combined with colored steel, backed with wood and riveted. Each piece is then lacquered many times to finish and protect it.

 

"Hummer" by Glenn and Linda Mace

“Hummer” by Glenn and Linda Mace

 

After retiring from the corporate world of IT in 1997, Glenn and Linda decided to open an art and craft gallery in their town of Mocksville, NC. Woodworks Gallery was started in 1997 and highlighted local, state and national artist’s work. Glenn’s love of wood led him to pursue woodturning as a hobby first and later as a business. He started doing fine art shows in 1998 with his turnings while still owning and managing Woodworks Gallery. After nine years of ownership, Glenn and Linda sold their building, ending the gallery and only doing art shows.

 

"Mixed Media Collage" by Glenn and  Linda Mace

“Mixed Media Collage” by Glenn and
Linda Mace

 

Glenn grew up with parents who owned a family sawmill. His love of wood was instilled at a young age and he dabbled in art/craft much of his life. Linda was an art major and after raising three sons decided to get back to her love of art. She creates pieces using a very old technique called “chasing”. Recently, Glenn and Linda have combined their talents into creating one of a kind 2-dimensional mixed media pieces that incorporate not only wood, but metal chasing and found objects. Their collages include industrial, natural and textile materials to create interesting and unusual pieces.

 

"Gentle Fern" by Glenn and Linda Mace

“Gentle Fern” by Glenn and Linda Mace

 

Glenn and Linda’s work has been purchased by collectors, independent art enthusiasts and galleries throughout the United States. Currently the work may be purchased through art shows or by contacting them through Facebook at Woodworks Gallery Inc.:  

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Woodworks-Gallery-Inc/771328932916255

 

 

 

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

 

26th Annual Delray Beach Festival of the Arts Offers FREE Art Giveaway and Over 300 Artists

The 26th Annual Delray Beach Festival of the Arts returns January 17-18, 2015.  One mile along Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach, starting at US1 and continuing east over the Intracoastal Waterway to A1A and the Atlantic Ocean, will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery with original artwork and affordable gift items by more than 300 artists from the U.S. Enjoy eclectic art displays, live music and a FREE art giveaway. Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The Rickie Report gives you the details and more information about the FREE Art Giveaway by Steven Lloyd.

 

 

 

26th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts

Original Art – Unique Gift Items – Live Music – Free Art Giveaway

Saturday, January 17

and

Sunday, January 18,

10 am – 5 pm

Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach

(US-I across the Intercoastal Bridge to AIA)

Navigational address:

1111 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483

 To Support the Arts and the Local Community

 Free and open to the public

 

 Festival promoter Howard Alan Events returns to Downtown Delray Beach with the city’s premier Festival of the Arts January 17-18, 2015. This nationally ranked outdoor gallery style exhibit is the largest art affair in South Florida, spanning one mile of Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach, starting at US1 and continuing east over the Intracoastal Waterway all the way to A1A and the Atlantic Ocean. The festival features 300 of the finest artists in the country from more than 30 states as well as top local and regional artists. The exhibitors are juried by an independent panel of expert judges and hand-selected from hundreds of applicants to ensure quality and diversity. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

"Eruption" by Steven lloyd is the FREE Art Giveawy

“Eruption” by Steven lloyd is the FREE Art Giveaway

 

 

Festival patrons will be able to explore the vast array of original art and learn more about the artists and their creative process. They will also have the opportunity to register to win the free art giveaway featuring the work of exhibiting artist Steven Lloyd. No purchase is necessary to participate and the winner will be announced during the final hour of the art show.

 

"Copper" by Steven Lloyd

“Copper” by Steven Lloyd

 

 

STEVEN LLOYD

 

Steven tells The Rickie Report, “I started out doing custom paint work on motorcycles and vehicles and everything else in between. I attended an airbrush seminar in Charlotte back in 2004 and noticed an aluminum panel that someone had pinstriped. It caught my eye and I inquired about it and one thing has just led to another. The possibilites are just endless what you can do with this style of art”.

 

"Time2Burn" by Steven Lloyd

“Time2Burn” by Steven Lloyd

 

“One of the things that I notice that I feel separates me from other artists is my finish work. People look at my art and they think that it’s glass, but its actually clear coated metal. When you spend hours polishing a work of art to the point where someone thinks that it is glass, I know I have done what I set to accomplish!”

 

 

"Job" by Steven Lloyd

“Job” by Steven Lloyd

 

About the FREE Art Giveaway piece:


“This piece features aluminum grade sheeting that has been hand ground into several different background patterns. The colored portions of the art have been through a process that I designed called “pigment flotation” in which the coloring is floated in a flamable solvent and set on fire. Once the chemicals have burned off you are left with a one of a kind unique design! Other highlights are then added to create depth. The art is then clear coated and polished to perfection”.

 

Festival Information At – A -Glance:

  • 26th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts
  • January 17 – 18, 2015 – Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
  • Location: Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach (US-I across the Intercoastal Bridge to AIA)
  • Navigational address: 1111 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483
  • Free and open to the public
  • Juried gallery style outdoor art showcase
  • Consistently ranked among top 100 fine art shows in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine
  • Largest art affair in South Florida spanning one mile of Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach
  • Original Art – Handmade in America
  • 300 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Free Art Giveaway

 

 

"Modern Spectrum" by Steven Lloyd

“Modern Spectrum” by Steven Lloyd

 

Steve goes on to explain, “I call this type of work “Ground Metal Art”. It is a very rare and unique style of art, and is made up of aluminum grade sheeting and automotive urethane paint materials. Each work of art is a true one of a kind. My paintings are full of energetic flowing lines that love the reflection of light to create that ultra modern feel. The colored artwork is created using a transparent urethane paint system that resembles the look of a hologram. In the past recent months I have discovered a new style that I call “pigment flotation” in which I float the colored pigments and then set them on fire to create a very unique burnt effect on the panels. These pieces have become very popular and are best viewed up close to see the hidden details. Most of the art is clear coated several times for maximum protection”.

 

For more information about Steven Lloyd’s Artwork please visit:

http://www.stevenlloydmetalart.com

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Steven-Lloyd-Metal-Art-Design/102238493168034

or call (804)712-8871

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists.

 

For additional information on the 26th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit  www.artfestival.com or call561-746-6615.

 

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

28th Annual Boca Fest Features Outdoor Art Gallery, Fine Crafts, Free Art Giveaway and Supports Animal Aid

The 28th Annual Boca Fest returns on Saturday and Sunday, January 10 – 11, 2015! Boca Center will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery with original artwork and affordable gift items by more than 150 artists from the U.S. Enjoy the eclectic art displays and live music. Animal Aid, a pet rescue and recovery center, will have a variety of dogs and cats available for adoption. The Rickie Report shares the information about this FREE event and urges everyone to see new work by returning exhibitors and explore the art of new and emerging talent! Register to win the FREE Giveaway prize: “Hum!” by Julia Garcia.

 

 28th Annual Boca Fest

Saturday, January 10

&

Sunday, January 11

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Shops at Boca Center in Boca Raton

Navigational address: 5250 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton, FL 33486

Wide Array of Original Art

– Live Music –

Free Art Giveaway

&

An Opportunity to Give a Dog or Cat a Forever Home

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 Free and open to the public

 

 

 

 

The 28th Annual Boca Fest returns on Saturday and Sunday, January 10 – 11, 2015! Boca Center will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery with original artwork and affordable gift items by more than 150 artists from the U.S. Enjoy the eclectic art displays, live music, and register to win the FREE art giveaway.

 

Chandelier Drop Earrings by Lucille Martine

Handmade Chandelier Drop Earrings by Lucille Martine

 

 

This outdoor gallery style juried event will present a variety of handmade art and unique gift items as well as functional pieces. The eclectic displays, appealing to all tastes and budgets, will offer a wide array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage and mixed media.

 

"Hum" by Julio Garcia This is the FREE Art Giveaway!

“Hum” by Julio Garcia This is the FREE Art Giveaway!

 

Art enthusiasts will have the opportunity to engage the artists and learn about the creative process. In addition there will be a free art giveaway featuring the work of Julio Garcia. The original, 18” x 24” mixed media canvas titled “Hum!” will be on display at his booth where registration will also take place. No purchase will be necessary to participate.

 

Sculpture by Scot Buccina

Sculpture by Scot Buccina

 

Howard Alan Events welcomes Animal Aid to Boca Fest. This pet recovery and rescue center takes in the unwanted, abandoned and stray cats and dogs in the community and provides free and affordable spay/neuter services. Animal Aid will have many of their pets in need of forever homes at the art show and hope festival patrons will support their mission to rescue the injured, neglected and unwanted cats and dogs from county shelters that would otherwise be destroyed.

 

Mega Red Cherries Wood Sculpture by Luis Gonzalez

Mega Red Cherries Wood Sculpture by Luis Gonzalez

 

Information At-A-Glance:

 

 

· Juried gallery style outdoor art showcase

· Ranked among top 100 fine art shows in the USA by Sunshine Artist magazine

· Original Art – Handmade in America

· 150 artists from 30 different states

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

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

· All artists on site for duration of festival

· Free Art Giveaway – featuring the work of exhibitor Julio Garcia, 18”x 24” mixed media on canvas titled “Hum!”

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

· Animal Aid, a pet rescue and recovery center, will be on site with some of their dogs and cats in need of forever homes.

 

"Sky Warriors"

“Sky Warriors”

 

For additional information on the 28th Annual Boca Fest and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

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 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.

 

About Animal Aid Inc:

Animal Aid’s adoption center and clinic is dedicated to the welfare of stray and feral animals and to the reduction of overpopulation through adoption, education and spay/neuter efforts. Animal Aid Inc. is a non-profit, no-kill animal rescue clinic and adoption center that relies solely on donations. The shelter takes in emergency, abuse and neglect cases as well as dogs and cats from various animal control agencies in Palm Beach, Dade, Collier and Broward Counties in South Florida. They offer cats and dogs for adoption 6 days a week and a spay/neuter clinic 3 days a week. Please visit www.animal-aid.com or call 754-223-5378 to learn more about Animal Aid and the many pets available for adoption and follow us on: http://facebook.com/animalaidinc, http://instagram.com/animalaidadoptionsandclinic, http://lnkd.in/egCfwxB, and http://twitter.com/animalaidinc.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Las Olas Art Fair Part I Features Fine Art, Free Art Giveaway and Welcomes Pet Recovery & Adoption Clinic

The Las Olas Art Fair (Part I ) features the finest artists in the country and eclectic displays of original artwork with broad appeal. This event is a perfect opportunity to explore a wide variety of unique art created by more than 250 leading local and national artists. The artistry includes paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage and mixed media. All artists will be onsite for the duration of the show and welcome the opportunity to meet potential investors and discuss their work.  The Rickie Report shares the details and information about the FREE Art Giveaway and artist, Steven Penafiel, who has created the Las Olas poster.  In addition, Howard Alan Events welcomes the Pet Recovery & Adoption Center. Enjoy this FREE outdoor art show, ranked 47th in the USA & Selected Best Art Event in South Florida!

 

 

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Enjoy Live Music

Eclectic Displays of Fine Art

Support Animal Aid’s Efforts to Find Forever Homes for Unwanted Cats & Dogs

 

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27th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I

Saturday, January 4

&

Sunday, January 5

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

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

Navigational address:

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

 

To Support the Arts, the Local Community, the Las Olas Association & Animal Aid – Pet Recovery & Adoption Center

 Free and open to the public

 

Painting by Steven Penafiel

Painting by Steven Penafiel, Featured Artist

 

The Las Olas Art Fair Part I, produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by the Las Olas Association, returns January 3 – 4, 2015. The festival has had the distinction of being ranked 47th top art fair in the United States by Sunshine Artist, the nation’s leading publication for art and craft shows. It has been included as the Best Art Event by the Sun-Sentinel in the Best of South Florida 2014, Showtime issue. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

 

“Without a doubt this is one of the top art shows in South Florida,” says festival promoter Howard Alan. “We consistently draw large crowds of art enthusiasts and patrons who appreciate fine art and enjoy shopping for unique handmade gifts, there is truly something for everyone and at every price point to accommodate all budgets.”

 

The 2015 Las Olas Art Fair collectors’ edition poster will be available for purchase at the event and will feature the work of participating artist Steven Penafiel. Festival patrons will have the opportunity to win a signed framed copy of this poster. No purchase will be necessary to register for this FREE giveaway.

 

 

Painting by Steve

Painting by Steven Penafiel, Featured Artist

 

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S t e v e n  P e n a f i e l

 

Take a walk through the Melodic Art Deco streets of an American Master.  See the detailed Art Deco paintings from the imagination of Steven Penafiel. Inspired by music and dance, he creates an exciting blend of Contemporary and Art Deco. Steven brings us the genre of the 21st Century while celebrating its 20th Century roots. With an emphasis on the sophistication of the original Art Deco movement, Steven Penafiel’s paintings have a cosmopolitan feel that touches the heart from generation to generation.  For more information about Steven, please visit: http://www.stevenpenafielfineart.net/index.html

 

Painting by Steven Penafiel

Painting by Steven Penafiel, Featured Artist

 

 

Howard Alan Events is happy to welcome Animal Aid and supports its efforts to rescue the unwanted, abandoned and stray cats and dogs in the community. “Sadly, more than 15 million animals are put down in shelters throughout the U.S. each year,” says Animal Aid Inc. president Tamera DeMello. “South Florida is one of the largest contributors to this tragedy; free and affordable spay/neuter programs, along with public education is key to success.” Animal Aid will have many of their pets in need of forever homes at the art show and hope festival patrons will support their mission to rescue the injured, neglected and unwanted cats and dogs from county shelters that would otherwise be destroyed.

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

 

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

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

· Original Artwork Handmade in America

· 250 artists from 30 different states

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

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

· All artists on site for duration of festival

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

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

· Free Art Giveaway – featuring a signed framed festival poster

· A portion of the proceeds benefits the Las Olas Association.

· Animal Aid Inc.will have a variety of their rescue pets availalbe for adoption during the event and welcomes support for their low cost spay/neuter clinic

 

 

 

 

Las Olas Art Fair Part II is scheduled for March 28 – 29, 2015 as part of an exciting spring line up of festivals produced by Howard Alan Events.

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

 

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists.  For more information about this event or other Howard Alan events, please visit:  www.artfestival.com or call561-746-6615

 

About Animal Aid Inc.:

Animal Aid’s adoption center and clinic is dedicated to the welfare of stray and feral animals and to the reduction of overpopulation through adoption, education and spay/neuter efforts. Animal Aid Inc. is a non-profit, no-kill animal rescue clinic and adoption center that relies solely on donations. The shelter takes in emergency, abuse and neglect cases as well as dogs and cats from various animal control agencies in Palm Beach, Dade, Collier and Broward Counties in South Florida. They offer cats and dogs for adoption 6 days a week and a spay/neuter clinic 3 days a week.

 

Please visit www.animal-aid.com or call 754-223-5378 to learn more about Animal Aid and the many pets available for adoption and follow us on: http://facebook.com/animalaidinc, http://instagram.com/animalaidadoptionsandclinic, http://lnkd.in/egCfwxB, and http://twitter.com/animalaidinc.

 

 

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