Art Reception At Palm Beach International Airport

Art at the Airport Sells! Don’t miss the opportunity to MEET THE ARTISTS whose work is currently hanging. The public is invited to the Reception on Wednesday, March 4th, 5:30-7:30pm. Palm Beach International Airport (PBIA) has become a premiere venue to showcase quality, original artworks by Palm Beach County’s finest emerging and professional artists. Get the details here and apply for the next exhibit!!!!!

 

 

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MEET THE ARTISTS

Wednesday, March 4th

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Palm Beach International Airport

Level 2

Park in Short Term Lot

 

 

 

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“Black on White” by Diane DeQuevedo Klein (Boca Raton)  Photograph on Metal

Palm Beach International Airport (PBIA) has become a premiere venue to showcase quality, original artworks by Palm Beach County’s finest emerging and professional artists.  This exhibition is located on Level 2, across from Sam Snead’s restaurant and bar, the Visitor’s Lounge, and mini putting green.

 

 

ART AT THE AIRPORT SELLS!

As a major gateway to South Florida, PBIA receives an average of 500,000 travelers per month. Of local, national and international origin, travelers frequently purchase works featured in “Art at the Airport” exhibitions.
· Artists have sold work in every show for the past five years
· Artists keep 100% of income from sales
· Art seen by travelers and locals result in commissions and sales of additional work by featured artists

 

EXHIBITION PROMOTION

 

Artists accepted into “Art at the Airport” exhibitions are featured on Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places and the PBIA websites. In addition, the County’s Public Art Program broadly promotes “Art at the Airport” exhibitions and receptions to diverse media outlets and to the more than one thousand local artists and arts supporters in the County’s Artist Registry.

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Elayna Toby Singer, Art in Public Places Administrator

Phone: (561) 233-0235,

esinger@pbcgov.org
Palm Beach County Art in Public Places
2633 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Ph (561) 233-0235 Fax (561) 233-0206
http://www.pbcgov.com/fdo/ART

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Delray Art League Welcomes Everyone to Share in Their 50th Celebration

Over the next few days, the Delray Art League (DAL) will be celebrating 50 YEARS of outstanding art and art education in style! DAL is inviting art lovers and art patrons to see the Plein Air Art Contest, extending an invitation for NEW MEMBERS to join,  and sharing the list of AUCTION ITEMS that will be sold at their  CELEBRATION of ART Banquet on February 27th!  In addition, everyone is invited to their NEXT MEETING on Monday, March 9th. Impressionist and Abstractionist Oil Painter, James P. Kerr will be presenting a demonstration.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details here.

 

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Invites You

 

Monthly Meeting

 

Monday March 9th

6:00 to jury into the DAL

6-7:00 50th Video Screening

7:00-9:00 Demonstration by James P. Kerr 

“Combining Impressionism and Abstract Expressionism in Paintings”

Delray City Hall    

100 NW First Avenue    Delray Beach, FL

 

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS SCHEDULE:

Plein Air Art Festival

Thurs. Feb 26, 2015

8:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.

Judging, Exhibition & sale 4 – 7 p.m.

In the courtyard of the Delray Center for the Arts at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Live music by the Florida Youth Orchestra

 

 

Artists in the Park – 3 Day Art Festival

Friday, Feb 27, 2015 – Sunday, March 1, 2015

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

On the grounds of the Delray Center for the Arts

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Music & Street performers

 

Artist Within

Saturday and Sunday, Feb 28, 2015 and March 1, 2015

10 a.m.-4:00 p.m

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Various age groups of children will create drawings on large paper pads
Creations will be on display & each young artist will be able to take their masterpiece home

No registration, just show up

 

 

Youth Art programs and High School Art Contest

Sunday, March 1, 2015 10 a.m.

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Art Festival and Portraiture Artists
Southern Dance, Magic Cards, Music by Steve Martel

 

 

Celebration Banquet

 

Public Invitation to Artists, Galleries, former DAL Members and Supporters of the Arts to attend the DAL Celebration of Art Banquet, Friday, Feb. 27th, 2015

 

Friday February 27th, 2015

6:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Delray Beach Center for the Arts Gymnasium

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Cost: $40.00 per person

The Delray Art League cordially invites all local Artists, Galleries, Community Members, Patrons and other Supporters to join us at our Celebration of 50 Years of Art Banquet. Keynote speaker will be Joe Gillie, President & CEO of the Delray Beach Center for the Arts.  Includes dinner, dancing, fine art silent auction, gift basket raffle. Proceeds go to benefit the DAL Scholarship Program.  For more information and/or tickets contact: Manny Jomok manny@mannyjomok.com or call 732-208-3842

 

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New Member’s Artwork

To become a Delray Art League exhibiting member, you must submit three pieces of your original artwork at one of our monthly general meetings. Artwork should be presented to the Jurying Committee between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. before the start of the General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Please bring a check or cash. You will be notified by mail of your acceptance. If not accepted, your check will be returned.

CATEGORIES FOR MEMBERSHIP:
 Exhibiting Member $40.00
 Family members (exhibiting} $50.00
 Friend membership (non-exhibiting) $20.00

Accepted Artwork:
2 D ART – watercolor, oil, acrylic, collage, etc.
SCULPTURE – stone, wood, metal, etc.
PHOTOGRAPHY – At this time the photography category is filled
Not Accepted: (except if grandfathered in): computer generated art, crafts, glass, pottery, fiber art, jewelry, bead-stringing, poured molds, flowers, shell craft, etc. Categories not listed will be decided at the discretion of the Jurying Committee, with final determination by the Board of Directors.

Art should be signed by the artist and ready for hanging. Art done on paper should be matted and framed with Plexiglas (no glass). Canvas must be framed or gallery wrapped (no staples showing) with sides painted.

For more information: www.delrayartleague.com

 

 

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To see an archive of Delray Art League Newsletters, please visit our website.

 

For more information please visit:

http://delrayartleague.com

https://www.facebook.com/Delrayartleague

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Gerald “Jerry” Goldstein-The Man Who Changed the Course of Art Supply Sales and Encouraged Philanthropy

 The Rickie Report shares a glimpse into the life of Gerald “Jerry” Goldstein, the Founder of Jerry’s Artarama who recently died. “Jerry” turned difficult life situations into better ones and then shared his vision with the world. He will be missed by family, friends and aspiring artists.

In Loving Memory of

Gerald ”Jerry” Goldstein

1929-2015: Founder of Jerry’s Artarama

 

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The Pioneer of Discount Art Materials

 

Family members tell us, “As a small boy, Jerry, took any job he could in order to contribute to the family. He delivered newspapers or sold everything from peanuts to beer for the Harry Stevens Company at Yankee stadium. He had little concern for the games he worked at, as he was a lifelong Brooklyn Dodger fan and followed them regularly when they became the LA Dodgers.  He honored his country by serving in the National Guard, between the Second World War and the Korean War”.

 

 

“After marrying Arline, Jerry opened an appliance store in Greenwich, CT. His timing was a bit off, as his competitors in New York, at the time, did not have to charge sales tax. After a long struggle, he closed the store while paying all his creditors. Jerry was a good friend and he made it a point to be honorable and to take his lumps for his losses”. 

 

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“Shortly after closing his appliance business, Jerry landed a job as a manager of a toy store. In the early 60’s, he gave up smoking and started painting. He was shocked that nobody discounted art supplies. He persuaded the owner of the store to begin carrying art supplies and he officially became the very first discounter of art supplies in the world”.

 

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In 1968, Jerry opened his first store in Great Neck, NY.  His philosophy was to impart exceptional service to every customer, no matter how large or small the purchase.  That philosophy is an integral part of the legacy he leaves behind, which his sons, Ira and David, and grandchildren, Michael, Heather and Dara continue.

 

Jerry was always concerned with the welfare of artists and orchestrated many initiatives to help artists sell their work. Jerry’s Artarama continues that commitment.  Education was another of Jerry’s priorities. Through his grandson, Michael, and his Burning Oak Studios, they began offering Free Art Lessons to anyone who wanted to be an artist, used to be an artist or needed inspiration through a free art lesson. Today, through their vision, there are over 2,000 free art lessons online as over 2 million artists take these free lessons annually .

 

 

Jerry was the consummate family man and was close to his family that included his sons, Ira and David, his daughters-in-law Carol and Randy (who he treated as his own daughters), his grandchildren Michael, (Natasha), Shana, (Matt), Dara, (Mike), Heather and Marissa and his great grandchildren Bryce and Gabriel.

 

In his honor, Jerry’s Artarama is setting up the Jerry Goldstein Foundation, which will raise funds for tuition and scholarships to the very talented young artists, to inspire them to follow their dreams. If you would like to be involved in the Foundation please contact Ira Goldstein at 919-878-6782 at extension 113. To make donations please make checks payable to The Maddry Arts Foundation and send to 6104  Maddry Oaks Ct, Raleigh NC 27616. 100% of all monies raised will be given in the form of scholarships.  

 

 


Armory Art Center Offers Spring Break Camp and Monthly Art Salon

The Armory Art Center is bringing a Visiting Artist to Spring Break Camp to expand the children’s exploration of Modern Art and Crafts!  Instructor Elizabeth Thomas is a world renown author and poet. Her Camp Session will investigate masks! In nearly all cultures, masks have been worn for many reasons ( disguises, celebrations, performances, etc.).  All campers will experience interactive activities through Spring Break Camp including drawing, painting, clay, print making and more!  The Rickie Report shares the details and also invites you to the next Art Salon, featuring  “Action Re Action” presenting the artistic duo Sherryl Muriente and Béju LeJobart. There is SO MUCH to experience at the Armory Art Center, we hope you take part!

 

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EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Saturday 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

 

S P R I N G    B R E A K

A R T   C A M P 

AGES 4.5  – 17 

Sign up NOW for Spring Break Camp at the Armory Art Center! Go to www.armoryart.org  or Call 561.832.1776

 

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ART SALONS

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 3RD, 2015  6:30-8:30 pm

“ACTION RE ACTION”

Presented by

Sherryl Muriente and Béju Lejobart

There’s a $10 fee to attend, payable at the door

 

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“Port D’Orange” by LeJobart

 

 

LeJobart is an artist duet, comprised of husband and wife Béju and Muriente. Individually, they create their own art, Béju as a sculptor and Muriente as a performer. Working together, Béju becomes the maker and Muriente the visionary. In unison, they write and perform short plays that demonstrate the interaction of two individuals within a couple. In large urban settings, their work translates people’s perspectives and future projections into reality, today. Their goal is to facilitate social and physical changes in the city through urban acupuncture projects that serve as a catalyst for the regeneration of dormant social networks and capital exchange.

 

 

 

 

"C'Est La Vie" with Sherryl Muriente

“C’est La Vie” with Sherryl Muriente                                                            Photo Couretsy of Robert Giordano Design215

 

Muriente tells The Rickie Report, “I am eternally in search for Tohu Bohu, the chaos within the void.”

 

 

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Beju and Muriente

 

 

Aided by her “contagious enthusiasm”, Muriente has embarked in creating collaborative cross-disciplinary live art projects under the lens of Urban Acupuncture. Through the process of grounded theory, she identifies a story or “local knowledge” from which inspiration to create a small-scale intervention serves as a catalyst to transform the larger urban context. These subtle interventions can resonate into a broader impact on the collective subconscious of those living in the city. Muriente’s creativity focuses on happenings, performance art, art installations, and live art in both solo shows and in directing others as a group in collaborative work. As an Instructor in Urban Planning at FAU, she works with students on short-term “Urban Intervention” assignments, which are 1:1 scale installation and performance pieces held outdoors in the urban landscape. As an artist, she likes to reveal and interpret the narrative found in the urban realm.

 

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Art Salon with Sherryl Muriente

 

Béju tells us, “I want to die with a smile on my face.”

 

Béju’s necessity to create is driven by the challenge of the unknown through which he expresses himself. Self-taught, he started mocking his environment by carving wooden “trompe l’oeil”. These finely detailed creations are so deceptive; they are real until you touch them. Beju would knit, melt, bend, and stitch wood, bringing it to life by carving critters. The next phase of his creativity involved considering interactions of shapes of various recycled materials, mainly stainless steel tubes and wooden pallets. This work is grounded in Descartes’ famous “Cogito ergo sum” (I think Therefore I am). Descartes explains that the simple fact of questioning our own existence proves that we do exist. Expanding from this quote, Beju’s modus operandi has become “Cogito, ergo sum, ERGO FACIO” (I think, therefore I am, THEREFORE I ACT). Dwelling on this premise, his sculptures illustrate the intricate and variable scale of involvement of Thought versus Action as they both progress in inseparable unison within us. More recently, Beju has created a much more ludic form of expression “Alley Dudes”. Born in the alley, Alley Dudes were inspired by his fascination for Paleolithic cave art found in his home country, France. Profoundly attached to the origins of human art, these PVC sculptures are a contemporary interpretation of body language through candid line forms. The power of their expression engages the viewer to complete the piece by imagining its details such as facial expressions and hand gestures.

For more information please visit: http://www.lejobart.net/

 

 

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Art Salon, Beju’s “Chere Maman”

 

 

ART SALONS offer stimulating conversations with other artists, in a relaxed setting. As a springboard to each of our explorations, professional artists from South Florida are invited to present their work, talk about what influenced them, and examine the work of influential artists showing in museums and galleries. Our discussions cover the gamut of contemporary art themes, including conceptual, cultural, socio/political, environmental, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and where we fit into the world of contemporary conceptual art. They’re also an opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, of professional development and the sharing of useful resources.

 

 

Salons are facilitated by Elle Schorr. Schedule of upcoming Art Salons and Videos of past Art Salon Presentations are now available at http://www.elleschorrphotography.com. “Upcoming Art Salons are also listed at http://www.armoryart.org/ArtSalons.

 

More About The Armory Art Center:

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be recognized as providing a premier art center for both creating and viewing art. The Armory is a high-quality visual art school and exhibition center. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more.

 

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or

call 561-832-1776 x33

 

 

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.

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Heidi and Paul Barron

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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.

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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”.

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“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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

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

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

 

 

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“COLLABORATIONS AND MIXED MEDIUMS”

A Charitable FINE ART Exhibition

Saturday, March 7th  6 PM

Center for Creative Education (CCE)

425   25th Street   (Northwood Village)

    W.Palm Beach, FL 33407

Suggested Donation: $10. to Benefit the  CCE

 

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

 

 

"Lake Effect Diner" by Nicole Galluccio

“Lake Effect Diner”

 

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

 

 

Detail of artwork by Andrea Huffman

Detail of artwork by Andrea Huffman

 

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

 

Close-up of Collaboration between Steven Brouse and Caron Bowman

Close-up of Collaboration between Steven Brouse and Caron Bowman

 

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

 

As of Now, Current List of Exhibiting Artists

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

 

 

"City of Light"

“City of Light” by Helen Kagan

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

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

 

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

Please contact the Host Gallery:

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

 or

Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

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

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

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

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

 

 

 

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HOURS:

TUESDAY – SUNDAY
12:00PM – 12:00AM

 

The Brewhouse Gallery
720 Park Avenue      Lake Park, Florida 33403

 

 

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

 

The Next Chapter & Expansion

 

 

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

 

 

Trivia Night, One of the Popular Events at Brewhouse Gallery

Trivia Night, One of the Popular Events at Brewhouse Gallery

 

 

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

 

 

Spotlight on PBCATA

Spotlight on PBCATA

 

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

 

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

 

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

Food Truck : Salsa Don Pepe & Tacos

 

Brewhousebrews

 

Brewhouse Gallery Paint & Sip

Saturday, March 7th    4:00 – 7:00 PM

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

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

 

Brewhousepanda

 

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

 

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

 

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

www.brewhousegallery.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

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6th Annual HotWorks.org Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ Award Winners

The 6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ was held on January 24 & 25, 2015 in downtown Boca. This fine art and fine craft fair was juried by art professionals, bringing a combined experience of more than 140 years in art education and/or art fair experience to this event. All artwork was original and personally handmade by the artist who participated in the show. All forms of discipline were showcased and for sale including paintings, sculpture, clay, glass, wood, fiber, jewelry, photography, and more.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the Award Winners here.

 

 

6th Annual
HotWorks.org Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

Announces Professional Artist Award Winners

of the

January 24 & 25, 2015

Downtown Boca Raton

 

All Art was Original and Personally Handmade

by the Artists in the Show

Sponsored by Hot Works, LLC, a professionally produced fine art fair by a show director with a national standing and reputation, and the Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc., the associated 501c3 non-profit organization that focuses on visual arts, diversity, fostering art education among young students, and community enrichment, there was $1,500 in Professional Artist Awards. Criteria for judging were based on technique/execution, originality, and booth appearance.

 

Hotworks Boca Raton Fine Art Show Winner, 2015

Industry advocate Les Slesnick of Orlando, Florida was the Artist Juror. Mr. Slesnick is an artist himself, and has tremendous experience with juried art fairs and artists; he has more than 30 years of experience with participating in art shows, plus another 10 years with consulting and jurying art fairs across the country. Mr. Slesnick is an award-winning artist from the top juried fine art shows in the country. Mr. Greg Anderson, a Boca Raton resident, volunteered as Mr. Slesnick’s assistant on Saturday, January 24.

 

Hotworks Boca Raton Fine Art Show Winner, 2015

Hotworks Boca Raton Fine Art Show Winner, 2015

 

Following the selection of awards, a “Prize Patrol” team visited each winning artist at his/her booth, and delivered a colorful, beautiful 2’ ribbon that each winning artist displayed the duration of the show for art fair visitors to see. The “Prize Patrol” was honored this year to have several City officials as our special guests, and who also personally congratulated each winning artist. The list of dignitaries was headed by Mayor Susan Haynie and Council Members Robert Weinroth and Scott Singer; the team also included Boca Raton resident, artist, and architect Greg Anderson, along with Executive Director of the Boca Raton Fine Art Show™, Patty Narozny. It was very positive exposure for the community and for the artists.

Hotworks Boca Raton Fine Art Show Winner, 2015

Hotworks Boca Raton Fine Art Show Winner, 2015

Professional Artist Winners

 

Two $500 Purchase Awards/Juror’s Award of Excellence
· Zaki, Mixed Media
· Gail Markiewicz, Clay

Five $100 Awards of Excellence:
· Frank Borelli, Fiber
· Magali Fox, Mixed Media
· Eddie Myers, Digital
· Oscar Rivera, Precious Jewelry
· Charles Strain, Sculpture

Fifteen Awards of Distinction:
· Orna and Ami Amrani, Mixed Media
· Deborah Armstrong, Precious Jewelry
· R. C. Fulwiler, Photography
· Daniel and Frances Hedblom, Metal
· Kristin Holman, Mixed Media
· Kit Karbler, Glass
· Jinsong Kim, Clay
· Meredith Kuntzsch, Mixed Media
· Ricki Levine, Fiber
· Michelle McDowell Smith, Mixed Media
· Armando Pedroso, Mixed Media
· Sabra Richards, Sculpture
· Debra Steidel, Clay
· Gregory Story, Clay
· Lee Wilson, Painting

 

All winners are juried in and accepted to participate in the 7th Annual
HotWorks.org Boca Raton Fine Art Show™
January 23 & 24, 2016
Downtown Boca

 

 

6th Annual 

HotWorks.org Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

January 24 & 25, 2015

Announces Budding Artist Competition Award Winners
Grades 6-12 or Ages 9-19

As part of our commitment to bring art education into the community, a Budding Artist Competition for grades 6-12 or ages 9-19 was integrated into the art fair. Sponsored by the Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc., the art fair’s 501c3 non-profit arm, young artists were invited to apply with their original and personally handmade art in all forms of medium.

Hotworks Boca Raton Fine Art Show Budding Artists Winner, 2015

Hotworks Boca Raton Fine Art Show Budding Artists Winner, 2015

This year’s Budding Artist contest included 47 entries from 16 area schools; all entries were publicly displayed under the “Budding Artist” tent. It exposed young artists to the opportunity of creating his/her art for a living – doing something he/she loves to do, and, most importantly, how to do it. The competition gave budding artists a golden opportunity to begin learning the rules of being part of a professional art show and exhibition.

Hotworks Boca Raton Fine Art Show Budding Artists Winner, 2015

Hotworks Boca Raton Fine Art Show Budding Artists Winner, 2015

The young artists and their families attended the event on Sunday afternoon, when the winners were announced at 3pm. There were $250 in cash awards provided to four young winners, along with a beautiful, colorful two-foot-long ribbon. Criteria for judging the youth art were based on technique/execution and originality, which is similar to the criteria for the judging of the professional artist awards.

 

Hotworks Boca Raton Fine Art Show Budding Artists Winner, 2015

Hotworks Boca Raton Fine Art Show Budding Artists Winner, 2015

 

In presence for the Budding Artist awards announcement was Council and Community Redevelopment Agency Member Robert Weinroth who represented City of Boca Raton and showed his support for the art fair and this program. Mr. Weinroth was there to personally congratulate each Budding Artist winner.

 

Hotworks Boca Raton Fine Art Show Budding Artists Winner, 2015

Hotworks Boca Raton Fine Art Show Budding Artists Winner, 2015

Artist Michael Braun, Digital, gave a short presentation about transforming his artwork from fiber to digital art. He had something in common with one of the Budding Artists, Dominic Mattioli of Monarch High School, who entered a painting of Jimi Hendrix. Michael designed Jimi Hendrix’ pants in his famous on-stage photo and made clothes for other musical artists including Sonny & Cher, Greg Allman, and Sly of Sly & the Family Stone.

 

 

The artwork made by the Budding Artists was so compelling, original and well done that patrons purchased some of the student’s art.  For the budding artists who did not win a prize, it is important that they were communicated that even the best artists do not get accepted into the best art shows all the time; that art is subjective, and if this is something they love to do, they should not give up, but to also congratulate the winners.

 

 

The Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ provided these students with an unmatched learning experience, and exposed families to artwork that they would not have otherwise seen. Young artists were encouraged to speak with the artists in the show – all professionals — and to ask them questions about participating in art shows as a career.

 

2015 Boca Raton Fine Art Show™
Budding Artist Award Winners Are as Follows:

One $100 Best Budding Artist:
Kirsten Kelly, Painting, Age 17, A. W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach

Three $50 Budding Artist Awards of Excellence:

Shelby Goldring, Mixed Media, Age 15, A. W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach
Craig Ira, Drawing, Age 14, University School of Nova Southeastern University, Davie
Jessica Pan, Drawing, Age 16, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland

Save the date….

7th Annual
HotWorks.org Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

January 23 & 24, 2016

Downtown Boca

****Deadline for the 2016 Budding Artist Competition****
December 1, 2015
Grades 6-12 or Ages 9-19

 

See Art, Love Art, Buy Art!
See You There!

Event Hot Line: 941-755-3088
Event Website: www.HotWorks.org
Event Email: Info@HotWorks.org
Patty Narozny, Executive Director
Email: Patty@HotWorks.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

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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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

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

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

 

 

Professional Behavior

at an

Art Show or Exhibit

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

Where to position yourself

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

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

 Are you making it easy?  

What to Say

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291