Wellington Art Society Annual Dinner Restropective

The Wellington Art Society’s Annual Dinner was filled with appreciation for a job well-done and enthusiasm for the upcoming year.  The Rickie Report was honored to be invited to be part of this welcoming, nurturing and involved network of artists.  We share some of the highlights here.

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society President, Leslie Pfeiffer, welcomed everyone to the WAS Annual Dinner. It was a time for saying “thank you” to her Board of Directors and fellow volunteers, as she gave each one a special token of appreciation.  

 

 

 

Leslie Pfeiffer, Laura Willems, Ursula Fernandez (Photo courtesy of

Leslie Pfeiffer, Laura Willems, Ursula Fernandez (Photo courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

 

 

Ursula Fernandez, Leslie Pfeiffer and Laura Willems were honored with the WAS Signature Member, WASSM designation.  This is awarded to active WAS member artists who have met the criteria and earned the required points through their participation and accomplishments in WAS sponsored Programs and Events. Points are earned through participation in Community Art projects, Exhibition Opportunities or Special recognition, i.e. Best in Show, doing a demonstration at a meeting.   The following WAS members attained WASSM  status and received WASSM pins in May, 2014:  Bobbin Salisbury and Joanne Baker MacLeod.    Artists may use the WASSM designation on their artwork, applications and resumes.

 

 

Nancy Brown and Rickie Leiter (Photo courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

Nancy Brown and Rickie Leiter (Photo courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

 

 

Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report was honored for promoting art related activities, events and organizations.  She was gifted with a special book of Nancy Brown’s photography, “Simply China”, and a membership in WAS.

 

 

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Corinne Ingerman, Sandra Barbieri, Marie Lentine, Betty Brodie, Sharon Segal, Sandy Axelrod, Donna Donelan, Leslie Pfeiffer, Ursula Fernandez   (Photo Courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

The Incoming Board is Installed by Ursula Fernandez

Incoming President, Donna Donelan, presented Leslie Pfeiffer with an oil portrait painted by Ursula Fernandez.
Donna Donelan and Leslie Pfeiffer (Photo Courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

Donna Donelan and Leslie Pfeiffer (Photo Courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

Ursula Fernandez and Leslie Pfeiffer (Photo Courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

Ursula Fernandez and Leslie Pfeiffer (Photo Courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

 
Special Thanks to DENISE FLEISCHMAN,  News Cat
PHOTOGRAPHER/COMMUNITY EVENTS and SOCIAL SCENE REPORTER for all of these photographs.
If an emerging artist, a new resident of the area of any artist is looking for a group to belong to, Wellington Art Society is an easy recommendation.  They can be described as warm, professional and welcoming.   WAS offers a wide variety of venues for members to show and sell their work in the community. For more information about WAS please visit: www.wellingtonartsociety.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

 

HotWorks™ Announces 6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

The 6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ on January 24 & 25, 2015 is held in a premium location in the heart of downtown Boca Raton on Federal Highway at Palmetto Park Road.  Show Promoter, Patty Narozny shares the application information as well as details about this show every artist wants to know.  The Rickie Report is eager to hear when you are accepted into this Show so we can share your good news! You still have time to apply!!!

Hot Works™, LLC Fine Art & Craft Shows Presents

6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

Downtown Boca Raton

On Federal Highway at Palmetto Park Road

January 24 & 25, 2015

Deadline September 5, 2014

Notifications by September 16, 2014

 https://www.zapplication.org/event-info-public.php?fair_id=3329

 

 

 

 

 

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Event Summary

 

The 6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ on January 24 & 25, 2015 is held in a premium location in the heart of downtown Boca Raton on Federal Highway at Palmetto Park Road. The location has an effect on the type of patrons it draws, who trend toward affluence with “money to spend”.  In its third year, this art fair was voted #68 in the country by Art Fair Sourcebook.

 

 

 

As part of the Hot Works™ family of events, the Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ has earned a reputation for quality and profitability in a relatively short time, having just celebrated its 5th Anniversary earlier this year. Patty Narozny is a wonderful promoter who cares about the artists. Strong crowds and sales are reasons most artists will return. In 2014, average reported sales were $4,709.91, which included a painter who zeroed out. Great selection of artists with high quality work. All work is original and personally handmade by the artist in the show. Hot Works events are juried by art professionals who each have more than 30 years of art education and art fair experience. Supreme advertising and promotional campaign on broadcast TV, radio, print, social media, banners, posters, post cards, and more.

TESTIMONIALS

 

 

“Nobody cares more about the quality of her shows and the honesty and integrity of her artists than Patty Narozny.”

Les Slesnick, Retired Photographer, Orlando, FL

 

“Thanks so much for all that you do to put on a great show.  I especially appreciate your personal attention.  You are among the finest show promoters in the business; you always consider artists’ needs first and that is rare.”

John Wayne Jackson, Sculpture, Black Mountain, NC

 

“Park understands the serious effort and dedication required to produce a successful art show. Moreover, she had very kind words for a person whom she sees as a leader in that regard. The show promoter who is hands down the most concerned about the well-being of her artists and consistently puts on a great show is….Patty Narozny (of) Hot Works.”

Herion Park, Fiber, Sarasota, FL, June 2014 – Sunshine Artist Magazine

 

 

“We very much enjoy working with you and participating in your events. Just let us know if there is anything we can do to help grow your business, so that we can do more shows with you. You are a breath of fresh air in an industry that typically see no problem taking advantage of artists for their own financial gratification – whether it’s other private promoters or “non-profit” groups that use artists to “fundraise” for their own purposes.”

Lee Wilson, Painting, Nashville, TN

 

 

The Community

 

 

Boca Raton, FL is centrally located along South Florida’s east coast, equidistant from West Palm Beach to the north and Fort Lauderdale to the south. The City of Boca Raton provides a unique blend of urban and suburban lifestyles. The 24th most populous city in Florida, Boca Raton covers over 29 square miles and enjoys five miles of oceanfront. The Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ is held outdoors in the heart of the city, Downtown Boca, on north Federal Highway, between Palmetto Park Road and N.E. 2nd Street, within Sanborn Square Park. The location has an effect on the type of patrons it draws, who trend toward affluence with “money to spend”. In its third year, this art fair was voted #68 in the country by Art Fair Sourcebook™, one of the nation’s leading art festival periodicals.

 

The City of Boca Raton has become a regional business leader attracting cutting edge businesses and corporate headquarters over the last several decades benefiting from a stable business environment. However, this is not the time to simply rest on one’s laurels. Increased competition and global economic conditions require a pro-active approach to future economic development. Attracting and retaining successful businesses means that Boca Raton will continue to have the high quality of life that makes it the premier community in South Florida. In the next year, more than 1,000 residences will be added to Downtown Boca by 2015.

 

 

• 30 years of event and media experience

• Focus is on visual arts and juried by art professionals

• Every effort made to eliminate buy/sell

• Enormous advertising campaigns – TV, Radio, Print, Social Media, Posters, Banners, Post Cards, etc.

• A Promoter who cares about the artists

• Several shows to choose from throughout the year – dealing with one organization

• Professionally managed

• Friendly and experienced professional event crew

• Booth sitters available

• Artist awards in every event

• Overnight security provided

• Friday move-in

• Complimentary cold water throughout the event

• Ease of drive in and move out; large trucks welcome

• More!

 

 

 

Artist Awards

 

 

There is $1,500 in artist awards: two $500 Purchase Award Prizes, and five $100 Awards of Excellence. In addition, there are five non-monetary Awards of Distinction, of which the purpose is to increase sales for five additional artists. All award winners, regardless of award level, receive one of our eye-catching, gorgeous two-foot-long ribbons that draw people into the booth. Awards are given at judges’ discretion based on same rules for jurying, which is technique/execution, quality, originality and booth appearance. The winning artists are automatically invited to participate in the following year’s event and the jury fee is waived.

 

 

Youth Art Competition

As part of our commitment to include art education in the Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ and the southeast Florida community as a whole, a youth art competition for grades 6-12 or ages 9-19 is integrated into the art fair. Sponsored by Hot Works, LLC and the Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization, young artists are invited to apply with their original and personally handmade art. The competition gives budding, young artists a golden opportunity to begin learning the rules of being part of a professional art show and exhibition. This youth art competition is provided with prime space within the show to display all of the youth art entries, and $250 in cash awards is provided for the young winners.

 

As art programs are being dramatically cut and eliminated in schools nationwide, the need for such initiatives is made even more relevant. Students are encouraged to speak with the professional artists in the show, and to ask them questions about participating in art shows as a career. They are asked not to interrupt an artist if he/she is busy with a patron in the booth. The art fair provides these students with an unmatched learning experience, and exposes family to art work that they would not have otherwise seen. Criteria for judging the youth art are based on technique/execution and originality.

The Promise

We are committed to your success. Please feel free to call with any questions or concerns at any time. We are artist-focused and seek to provide a venue that enhances your work and simplifies your participation. At Hot Works™, your success is our success!
Please keep us in mind for any of our Hot Works™ Fine Art & Fine Craft Shows including:

November 15 & 16, 2014
14th Bi-Annual Estero Fine Art Show™ (Miromar Outlet Mall, Estero, FL) - outdoor

January 3 & 4, 2015
15th Bi-Annual Estero Fine Art Show™ (Miromar Design Center, Estero, FL) – outdoor

January 24 & 25, 2015
6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ (FL) – outdoor
Voted #68 in the country by Art Fair SourceBoook 

 

 

The Rickie Report urges all artists to request being placed on HotWorks.org™’s application list.  This show brings crowds and offers prize monies as well as sale opportunities.   For more information about HotWorks.org™ please contact:  Patty Narozny, Executive Director Boca Raton Fine Art Show™  www.HotWorks.org  or at patty@hotworks.org  or call 941-755-3088

 

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

 

Boca Festival Days 28th Annual Juried Art Exhibit

The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art presents the Boca Festival Days 29th Annual Open Juried Art Exhibit at the Wyndham Boca Raton Hotel.  The exhibit of fine art paintings, sculpture and photography is open to all South Florida Artists.  The exhibit runs from August 4th through August 31st, 2014. The Opening Reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. The Rickie Report knows you’ll want to see this show!

 

 

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THE BOCA FESTIVAL DAYS

29TH ANNUAL OPEN JURIED ART EXHIBIT 

Opening Reception and Award Ceremony:

Thursday, August 7, 2014      6-8 PM

Wyndham Boca Raton Hotel

1901 Military Trail Glades           Road Boca Raton, FL

Exhibition:  August 4, 2014 – August 30, 2014

 

 

The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art presents the Boca Festival Days 29th Annual Open Juried Art Exhibit at the Wyndham Boca Raton Hotel.  The exhibit juried Sunday, August 3, 2014, of fine art paintings, sculpture and photography is open to all South Florida Artists.  The exhibit runs from August 4th through August 31st, 2014. The opening and exhibit is free and open to the public.

 

 

 

Works will be exhibited at the Event Center of the beautiful Wyndham Garden Boca Raton Hotel. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 from 6- 8pm, with complimentary hors d’oeuvres & wine sponsored by the Wyndham. The Wyndham Hotel Event Center is located at 1901 Military Trail Glades Road Boca Raton, FL (561) 368-5200.

 

 

THE BOCA FESTIVAL DAYS 29TH ANNUAL OPEN JURIED ART EXHIBIT is part of Boca Chamber Festival Days (a series of fun-filled events held at different locations during the month of August) and is facilitated by the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

 

This show is a joint collaboration in supporting the visual arts, the artists, and enhancing cultural growth locally in our art loving community. “We are excited to participate again with the Boca Raton Chamber in support of Florida’s creative and innovative art experience through Boca Festival Days, exhibiting at the charming Wyndham Hotel,” says Judith Hochroth, Co-chairperson of the exhibit and Vice President of the Artists’ Guild. “We encourage new artists to partake in our upcoming juried exhibition in helping to create a platform for new and exciting artistic styles exhibiting right here in our community,” adds Hochroth.

 

 

For more information please contact the Event Chairs Glenn Heino

webmaster@bocaguild.com

or

Judith Hochroth at   hochroth@comcast.net

 

 

The Artists’ Guild, is an auxiliary of the Boca Museum of Art

 

The Guild is an active organization of artists, art lovers, and supporters of the arts. Its goals are to support the mission of the Museum and provide an association of artists in all media to interchange ideas support and educate members and to provide quality venues for the exhibition of their original fine art. The Artists’ Guild Gallery is located at 512 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL. For more information contact The Artists’ Guild Gallery at 561.278.7877 or email vp@bocaguild.com www.bocaguild.com

 

 

The Boca Museum of Art

 

The Boca Museum of Art is one of the leading cultural institutions in South Florida, achieving international recognition as a world-class visual arts institution for its dynamic, changing exhibitions from acclaimed artists and distinguished permanent collection. The Museum’s many public programs include artist presentations, family activities, art films, the Annual Art Festival, and more than 100 classes per week at its studio Art School. Museum Auxiliaries include The Artists’ Guild, Friends Auxiliary, and Collectors’ Forum. For more information call 561.392.2500 or visit   www.bocamuseum.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

 

 

 

Get Your Bling on at Artisans on The Ave and Support Your Favorite Charity

Artisans on The Ave are having a Win-Win event on Saturday, August 2nd.  ”Get Your Bling On” will showcase the jewelry artists of this boutique/art gallery.  The event is Open to the Public.  Enjoy the bubbly, strawberries and chocolate AND your favorite charity will benefit from all purchases!  The Rickie Report shares a sneak peek and all the details.  See you there!
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“Get your Bling On”

AND 

Help a charity of your choice!

Saturday August 2nd 2014

6-9 pm

 

This event is free and open to the public

 

Artisans On The Ave

630 Lake Avenue    Lake Worth, Florida 33460

 

561-582-3300

We feel the jewelry created by these talented hands of the Diva artists is the best Bling you can find. Jewelry is the way to a women’s heart! Enjoy our opening night and fall in love. Our jewelry artists will wow you with their imagination. Their creations are made fine silver, gold and gems, wire, paper, metal, clay, glass from the sea and found objects. Visit this opening night for an evening of Glam, strawberries, chocolates and bubbly. Have some fun!! Count our jewels to win art donated by Artisans On The Ave. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will go to the charity of your choice.

Gabriele Kraus's Hand hammered metal jewelry

Gabriele Kraus’s Hand hammered metal jewelry


Our featured artists for the evening are: Gabriele Kraus, Irene Jalowayski, Mary Catello, Amelia Costa, Debra Kashdan, Julie Sylvester, Rickie Leiter, Marsha Balbier, Lori Axelrod, Hannah Long and Linda Manganaro
Marsha Barbier's necklace

Marsha Balbier’s necklace

Our jewelry artists draw inspiration for their designs from endless variations of color, texture, pattern, and form. Some view nature and man-made environments as sources for their artistic ideas.The end results form a strong vision and a blend of wonderful, fun ideas which make their jewelry a one of a kind find!!!! Part of the proceeds on each purchase of art for the evening will go to a charity of your choice! What a wonderful way to enjoy art while helping others!!!!

Meet the artists and explore their creations!

 

Lori Axelrod's Multi-color Bracelet

Lori Axelrod’s Multi-color Bracelet

Lori Axelrod tells The Rickie Report, “  My passion for color and pattern drew me to polymer clay as the perfect medium for my creative expression. The intensely saturated colors and the technical detail I can achieve with polymer clay, combined with the wonderful tactile experience of the clay in my hands that has me hooked!”

 

 

Mary Catello's Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings

Mary Catello’s  Handmade Paper Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings

 

 

Mary Catello shares, “Although my signature baskets are made in naturals, primarily palm inflorescence, when I teach I use many other conventional materials.  When working with paper, to create colorful vessels, I started to play with all the scraps. So, my love for color and my girly love of bling were the driving force and inspiration to a line of artistic hand-painted paper called “Painted Pulp”.”

 

 

Amelia Costa's  Fine Art Necklace

Amelia Costa’s Fine Art Necklace

 

 
Amelia Costa has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and ceramics. While exploring sculpture of the human form, she started making small pieces of jewelry to adorn her figures. This led her to design and make “human size” jewelry.  She tells us, “I like to work in sterling silver, copper, recycled glass and semi precious stones. Mixing colors, texture and shine help me create one of a kind pieces that will compliment the wearer’s personality.”

Irene Jalowayski's  Hand made blue glass with silver necklace and earrings

Irene Jalowayski’s Hand made blue glass with silver necklace and earrings

Irene Jalowayski specializes in fused glass and silver jewelery including gorgeous pendants, earrings and bracelets.  New in her line is a series of bib necklaces made from cast glass beads with matching earrings.  Irene cast these beads from ground glass in specially made molds.  The glass is fired at about 1400 degrees.  She tells us, “My pendants and cabochon earrings are also fused and are made with a lot of dichroic glass.  The dichroic glass gives my pieces a shine and sparkle that is enhanced by the silver findings that are used to finish them.  Each piece is different and one of a kind.  These pieces make wonderful gifts or gorgeous additions to any lady’s jewelery wardrobe.”
Deborah Kashdan's metal and cabochon bracelet

Deborah Kashdan’s metal and cabochon bracelet

Deborah Kashdan explains, ” My jewelry reflects my eclectic interests…I like to incorporate metals, both new and repurposed, into pieces using stones or beads to augment the designs.  I often mix metals such as sterling silver, brass and copper…I like the idea of re-using old material in a new way.  Metal salvaged from old silver silver-plated brass trays and dishes are the basis for some of my work.”
 
Linda Manganero's Zipper Necklace

Linda Manganero’s Zipper Necklace

 

Linda Manganaro says, “ My fun jewelry evolves from memories, stories, and visions. Using found objects and unique items I create one of a kind wearable art.  Each whimsical piece will bring a smile and thought to your day.”
Julie Sylvester's Shell necklace

Julie Sylvester’s Shell necklace

 

Julie Sylvester explains, “ My one of a kind jewelry made of seashells, pearls and feathers. All pieces are made of reclaimed natural materials found on Florida beaches and beaches around the world.”

 

Artisans On The Ave Gallery

 

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is located at 630 Lake Avenue in the middle of downtown Lake Worth, Florida.  Hours are Sunday thru Tuesday, 11 AM – 6 PM. Wednesday thru Saturday, 11 AM – 9 PM.   Our Gallery features the work of 25 local artists working in all media.  For information on becoming an artist with two or three-dimensional art in our gallery please call Betty Wilson  561-762-8162 or Linda Manganaro  561-308-7263.  Gallery phone: 561-582-3300.

 

 

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

Brewhouse Gallery Offers Art and Events: Don’t Say You’re Bored

The Brewhouse Gallery is bringing in the crowds for the art, the brews and the events!  Thursday, July 31st is the monthly Open House.   A wide range of coffees/ teas during the day and handcrafted beers/wine in the evenings  plus a full calendar of activities are offered: an art gallery, place to meet a friend, play a board game, share the Trivia mania or have a big laugh during the Comedy nights.  Bring your own food or take advantage of the food trucks that park nearby.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  

 

 

 

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The Brewhouse Gallery

ART + COFFEE + CRAFT BEER

Thursday, July 31st

6 – 8 pm

720 Park Avenue    Lake Park,FL

561.771.1641 | Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

 

 

 

 

Laz Ruda

Laz Ruda Photography

 

 

 

Thursday, July 31st is the monthly Open House at the Brewhouse Gallery in Lake Park.  AJ Brockman and his business partner, Bobby Hodson have events planned for almost every night of the week!  Of course, everyone is welcome to just sit and chill out, too!

 

 

 

 

 

Greg Mathews Paintings

Greg Matthews Photography

Plan Your Week!

 

Monday – Cornhole tournament ($6) art, brews, and BBQ.
Tuesday – Karaoke starting in August.
Wednesday – Trivia Night.
Thursday – Open Mic and Poetry.
Friday and Saturday – live music and food trucks.
Sunday – Comedy

 

 

Tammy Frand, Ceramics for your walls

Tammy Frand, Ceramics for your walls

 

 

 

All reports say this place is hopping!  The public enjoys themselves in a sophisticated atmosphere, the artists gain new patrons and the Brewhouse brings us the true meaning of “community”.  Complete with Wi-Fi and a friendly vibe, the Brewhouse Gallery is your place to relax, socialize, and get somethin’ brewin!”

 

 

Michelle Nicole Lowe, Paintings

Michelle Nicole Lowe, Paintings

 

 

 Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/250390805085294/

 

 

 

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For more information about The Brewhouse Gallery please contact :

info@BrewhouseGallery.com  or call  561.771.1641

 Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

Somethins’ Brewin at 720 Park Ave., Lake Park, FL 33403

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

 

From Streets to Walls, Lake Worth Takes Painting to a New Level

Lake Worth is world famous for its outstanding and largest Street Painting Festival, where art transforms the asphalt into an outdoor gallery.  Now Lake Worth is GOING A-WALL!  From July 25th through the 27th, the public is invited to watch as three internationally known award winning artists create a trio of large scale murals in downtown Lake Worth.  Local artists are invited to participate.  The Rickie Report shares the details and knows you won’t want to miss the excitement that Bruce Webber Gallery and Hydra Projects brings!

 

 

 

 

Bruce Webber Galleries & Hydra Projects

Presents:

GOING A-WALL

July 25,  26,  27, 2014

Locations all in Downtown Lake Worth:

 

  • Bruce Webber Gallery 705 Lucerne Avenue

  • J Street Parking Lot at Lucerne Avenue Across from Post Office

  • K Street Alley between Lake and Lucerne Avenues

 

Public is Invited to

Watch it Happen LIVE!

 

 

 

 

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This 3 day live art event will also include Live Music, Cellograff Wall, Food Trucks, An Outdoor Bistro Area and Entertainment by Path/Plan Beats. Dave’s Last Resort will also host an area on North K Street.  Bruce Webber Galleries and Hydra Projects are joined by other sponsors, including  Street Painting Festival, City of Lake Worth and  Kobra Paint.

 

 

 

Be part of this contemporary movement in the art world and cities and towns all over the world! This is an opportunity to watch performance art in a new way.  It was first introduced to Lake Worth during its 20th Annual Street Painting Festival in February. Local artists will create on the scene during this live painting event.

 

 

New Mural in Lake Worth (Photo Courtesy of Bruce Webber Gallery)

New Mural in Lake Worth (Photo Courtesy of Bruce Webber Gallery)

 

 

The three original murals will set the stage in downtown Lake Worth by transforming the blank walls of retail buildings into art in public spaces…one wall at a time.  This is just the beginning of a metamorphoses!  

 

 

Art in Public Spaces is an expression of the community as well as a landmark and an attraction. This unique art event is a special opportunity to view these artists at work and witness first-hand the evolution of art in our city from traditional community art projects to more complex expressions of socially engaged art works and creative thinking.

 

 

For more information about this event please contact: Bruce Webber or David Webber at Bruce Webber Gallery 705 Lucerne Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460 by calling 561.582.1045 or Webbergallery.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

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Skip Hartzell Finally Letting His Dogs Out at Paul Fisher Gallery

Lake Worth Artist Skip Hartzell Has Over 100 Dogs!  And he is letting his dogs out for the first time at the Paul Fisher Gallery on July 25th. Skip Hartzell’s Dogs are not your ordinary dogs. These dogs are figments of his artistic imagination and creative vision. Don’t look for portraits of your pooch or pictures of dogs playing cards because you’ll not find them.  20% of the proceeds from the sale of the artwork will be donated to Furry Friends Rescue, a local 501 (c)(3) no-kill dog rescue. Furry Friends will be on-site with some of their adorable real-life adoptable dogs. Dogs are invited to attend this event and Woofgang Bakery of Palm Beach will be there with special doggy treats!  The Rickie Report shares the details of this exhibit and a sneak peek! 

 

 

 

 

 Paul Fisher Gallery

Presents

Skip Hartzell’s Dogs

 

Opening Reception

Friday, July 25th

 6 – 9 pm

Exhibit continues through August 26th by Appointment

433 Flamingo Drive

W.Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

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Skip Hartzell will be presenting his work to the public for the first time at an opening reception at Paul Fisher Gallery on July 25,  2014, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. The exhibition will be up through August 26 and can be seen by appointment by calling the gallery at (561) 832-5255. The gallery is located at 433 Flamingo Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

20% of the proceeds from the sale of the artwork will be donated to Furry Friends Rescue, a local 501 (c)(3) no-kill dog rescue. Furry Friends will be on-site with some of their adorable real-life adoptable dogs. Dogs are invited to attend this event and Woofgang Bakery of Palm Beach will be there with special doggy treats!

 

"Doodles" by Skip Hartzell

“Doodles” by Skip Hartzell

 

 

When you walk into Skip Hartzell’s studio you are greeted by hundreds of dogs in all shapes, sizes, textures and colors. There are dogs on the wall that create an intriguing color field installation. There are medium size dogs standing or sitting and hanging all over the place. And his large dogs just ask to be hugged.

 

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“Fred” by Skip Hartzell

 

 

Skip’s work is entertaining, optimistic and captivating. There is something primitive yet sophisticated about his art. He is able to combine a unique artistic playfulness with a serious understanding of shape, color and texture. Working with a series of repeating personal dog images that is somewhat reminiscent of Jim Dine’s hearts, Skip prefers to emphasize the hands-on, gestural, and expressive nature of his work.

 

"Waiting" by Skip Hatrzell

“Waiting” by Skip Hatrzell

 

 

In addition to the sculptures, Skip creates large paintings and drawings that capture the essence of “dog”.  But don’t be fooled by the cuteness of this work. Just like real dogs, Skip’s dogs draw you in yet they are tethered by a thin leash, extending beyond the canvas to where?  All of his work is rich with intricacies of color and technique. His painterly expression captures each dog’s own personality with beautiful textures, line and brush strokes using mixed media to bring each dog to life.

 

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“Patiently” by Skip Hartzell

 

 

Skip states, “I believe that the secret to making good art is to empty your head of all assumptions, preconceived thoughts and ideas, then simply open yourself to all possibilities and let the magic flow through you.  Inspiration comes about through perspiration and it is better to be prolific than to try to be perfect. Although I love dogs, my work is about form, movement, color, texture and mostly about personal painterly expression.”

 

 

 

You can preview some of Skip’s work at www.skiphartzell.com.

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The Art of Literature: Call for Entries

The Artists of Palm Beach County’s understanding of the symbiotic relationship between literature and art brings a new CALL FOR ENTRIES.  ”LITERARTURE 2014″  will be an art exhibit honoring books.  A percentage of the sales will benefit the Friends of Lake Park Library.  2D and 3D entries are encouraged.  The Rickie Report shares the information.  We can’t wait to see what you enter!

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Artists of Palm Beach County

PRESENTS

LITERARTURE 2014

 

You can’t have literature without art

an exhibit in honor of books to benefit

The Friends of the Lake Park Public Library

Giving Back to the Community

15% of sales will be donated

A juried exhibition of 2D and 3D works by Palm Beach County artists

August 15 to September 29, 2014

Opening Reception:  Friday, August 15, 2014   5 – 8 pm

Art on Park Gallery    (Monday through Saturday 12 PM to 6 PM)

800 Park Avenue     Lake Park, Florida 33403      561-345-2842

The theme of this exhibit is the “Art of Literature.”

Works will reflect or represent images of books, authors, famous novels, plays or poetry.

For Submission Information FOLLOW THIS LINK:

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?261

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

When is a Book More (or less) than a Book – And What is a “book”? Visiting the Jaffe Center for Book Arts

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts is located at Florida Atlantic University’s Wimberly Library in Boca Raton, Florida.  The Rickie Report wants to thank Paula Marcus for bringing this gem to our attention. An excursion to the Center gave us a lot of food for thought:  What IS a book?  Director, John Cutrone, introduces visitors to a bevy of possibilities.  The Rickie Report shares an overview of the Center and suggests you ( individually or with a small group) take a tour or sign up for some of the fascinating classes.  Spread the word – Books are here in all shapes, sizes, materials — and beyond your imagination!
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Books As Aesthetic Objects

Together with his late wife, Mata, Arthur Jaffe donated their collection of books as aesthetic objects, built for over 50 years, to FAU in 1998. Rather than being the end of something, that donation was an inspired beginning, garnering an enthusiastic group of loyal supporters that grows with each passing year. Arthur is a graduate of Penn State University and was a partner in Jaffe Department Stores  (Ohio and Pennsylvania) before he and Mata moved to Boca Raton in the 1980s. He is at the JCBA most days (very often coming in with a new book under his arm) and loves to show books to visitors and groups. Arthur’s not so sure he has a favorite book… but the book that may have inspired all that has lead to where we are now? Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.
One of the many PopUp Books in the Jaffe Collection (Photo Courtesy of Candace Kahan)

One of the many PopUp Books in the Jaffe Collection (Photo Courtesy of Candace Kahan)

There is great breadth to this collection.  It encompasses not just artists’ books and limited editions, but also books that just appealed to the collecting sensibilities of the Jaffes. As such, there is much here that would be found in traditional libraries.

 

 

"Prayer Book" from the Jaffe Collection  (Photo Courtesy of Candace Kahan)

“Prayer Book” from the Jaffe Collection (Photo Courtesy of Candace Kahan)

 

 

 

There is great focus given to the artists’ book and on all aspects of the Book Arts: artists using the book as a means of artistic expression, fine bindings, limited edition printings, hand paper making and paper decoration, and indeed any of the handcrafts that artisans use to create books.

 

 

John Cutrone shows Various Pages of "Prayer Book"  (Photo courtesy of Candace Kahan

John Cutrone shows  incised and hand written pages of Book (Photo courtesy of Candace Kahan)

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BOOK ARTS  CLASS

To Register
Click the date below, which will open an email that you can send to John Cutrone, JCBA Director. Sending the email, with your contact information, will begin the registration process:

Tuition Schedule
Self-determined (your tuition is a gift to the JCBA Education Fund).

 

September is that time of year when we here in Florida begin to get a little punch drunk on summer. The heat and humidity have been with us for so long, it’s hard to imagine life without them. Each day is very much the same as the one that came before it and the next day will probably be just like today: About 90 degrees, sunny, with a good chance of an afternoon thunderstorm. What we need is a little change of pace. What we need is a good escape.

 

John Cutrone Shows Pages of a Book, created with heat and fire  (Photo Courtesy of Rickie Leiter)

John Cutrone Shows Pages of a Book, created with heat and fire (Photo Courtesy of Rickie Leiter)

 

 

JCBA has just the ticket. We can change you into a book artist (and a cool one at that) with this three and a half hour introductory immersion in the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. We’ll begin with a screening of a 20-minute video about JCBA and the amazing collection of artists’ books that is at its core. We’ll follow this with an in-depth viewing of some of the artists’ books in the collection––books that will entertain, inspire, and astound.

 

 

John Cutrone displays small books that have been removed from medication containers  (Photo Courtesy of Candace Kahan)

John Cutrone displays small books that have been placed in clear pill containers (Photo Courtesy of Candace Kahan)

 

 

We’ll honor summer by finding some particularly summery books from the collection… and maybe even encourage summer to pack its bags by conjuring some books that bring to mind cooler, more varied days. Expect a summertime story or two, as well, from the instructor’s cache of Convivio Dispatches from Lake Worth.

 

John Cutrone demonstrates Book Pages flapping - part of the story the book tells  (Photo Courtesy Rickie Leiter)

John Cutrone Demonstrates Book Pages flapping – part of the story this book tells (Photo Courtesy Caren Hackman)

 

 

 

Afterwards, we’ll move on to the JCBA Letterpress Studio, where each participant will print a sheet of paper from type set by hand out of JCBA’s collection of historic wood type. These sheets will be the covers for the books we’ll make, a brief history of the book arts that we’ll bind by hand in the Single Signature Pamphlet stitch, a simple bookbinding technique that you can use again and again in your own book projects.

 

John Cutrone shows one end of symbol story book

John Cutrone shows one end of symbol story book

Arthur Jaffe holds end of symbol story book  (Photos courtesy of Rickie Leiter)

Arthur Jaffe holds end of symbol story book (Photos courtesy of Rickie Leiter)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’ll go home with a book you made yourself––one that you can read as sleep calls later that night, as you reflect on the new outlook on books (and maybe even life) that you’ve found earlier that evening at JCBA. “For there is great joy in knowing how to do things.” All levels are welcome!

John Cutrone shows postcard book, personalized by the artist.  (Photo courtesy of Candace Kahan)

John Cutrone shows postcard book, personalized by the artist. (Photo courtesy of Candace Kahan)

Thank you to John Cutrone, Director and the Jaffe Center for Book Arts website for this material.

For more information about classes or tours, please contact:

John Cutrone, Director
JCBA: Jaffe Center for Book Arts
Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431www.jaffecollection.org
www.facebook.com/jaffecenterforbookarts

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

Zonta Club’s “Festi-Fall” Arts and Crafts Show Calls for Artists and Vendors

The  “Festi-Fall” Arts and Crafts Show is being organized by the Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach. The event is Saturday, September 27th. Artists and vendors are urged to apply quickly, before this indoor show fills up!  It takes place at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center  in Pompano Beach, a popular and busy venue for all types of community activities.  This article includes the general information and application form.  The Rickie Report shares this Call to Artists and looks forward to hearing from you when you get accepted!

 

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 “Festi-Fall” Arts and Crafts Show

Organized by

the Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach  

             

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014     

 

10 am – 3 pm

 

Emma Lou Olson Civic Center

1801 NE 6th Street

Pompano Beach, FL

 

 

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 Zonta International seeks to advance the status of women worldwide by improving the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local levels through service and advocacy.  The Greater Deerfield Beach Club is sponsoring an Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday, September 27th as a fundraiser for their goals.  

 

 

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Artists, crafters and vendors are welcome to apply to this event.  It takes place at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center (originally Pompano Beach Civic Center). It is located at 1801 NE 6th Street in Pompano Beach, one block west of Federal Hwy and six blocks north of Atlantic Blvd.  Regular classes and events are held at this community center Monday through Saturday throughout the year.

 

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Zonta International seeks to advance the status of women worldwide by improving the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local levels through service and advocacy. With the generosity and collective action of Zontians and friends around the world, Zonta International has supported projects in 57 countries, provided scholarships and awards to women around the globe, and been a powerful advocate for change in our local and international communities, thereby transforming the world and women’s place in it.

 

 

 

APPLICATION

Name (please print)___________________________

Business Name____________________________

Telephone___________________________________

Cell phone________________________________

Address_______________________________

City/State__________________________Zip Code______

Email/Web Address_______________________________________________

 

Category (check): ___FINE ARTS  ___ CRAFTS   ____JEWELRY ____ OTHER  (Explain_______________)

• Fine Arts:  All media artwork, photography,  pottery, handpainted original objects, quilting, or any mixed media.

• Crafts:  Handmade crafts, holiday arrangements/crafts

• Jewelry: Handcrafted jewelry from precious materials (gold, silver, gemstones, etc.) and/or non-precious materials (wood, clay, glass, etc.), vintage jewelry

• Other:  Local businesses, support groups,  special  organizations, miscellaneous crafts,  foods

 

 

Booth Fee approx 8’ x 8’ (Includes one 6’ Table) 

Due with application, no later than September 15, 2014

____Booth Space (includes one table): $40.00

____Two Booth Spaces (includes two tables):  $75.00

____Food Vendors (refer to special form)       ____Sponsors (refer to special form)

Booth fees are deposited upon receipt and refunded if applicant is not accepted into the event.

 

Release and Indemnity: In consideration of mutual benefits, I agree to abide by the rules established by the Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach which I have carefully read and which are listed and made part of this contract. The Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach will not be responsible for any injury that may arise to exhibitors or guests while they are within the space set aside for exhibitors, or for loss or damage to any property from any cause whatsoever during the period of this festival. Further, in consideration of the Festi-fall providing us with space for the display and sale of our various products, goods and other valuable wares, do hereby release the Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach, City of Pompano Beach, Community Redevelopment Agency, and any of their members, employees, directors or volunteers from any liability for the loss or damage of product, personal injury or property damage.   I acknowledge full responsibility for all my activities at the Festi-fall and for those assisting me and I agree to defend, hold harmless and indemnify the Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach, City of Pompano Beach, Community Redevelopment Agency, for any damages, attorney’s fees or costs of any legal action resulting from any claims in which they, their members, employees, agents or volunteers are made parties defendant.  This Release and Indemnity Agreement applies for the duration of the Festi-fall as scheduled and to any claims made within the applicable Statute of Limitations for a loss occurring during that time period.

 

Date_______________

Applicant’s Signature_________________________________

Print Name________________________________________

 

Payment :

 Check Enclosed is my check /money order payable to ZONTA CLUB OF GREATER DEERFIELD BEACH

Amount of check/money order:  $________

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Setups for this event will be in the auditorium/banquet hall and stage area.  Spaces will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis after applications are received and accepted.

 

GENERAL RULES

 

  1. Participants and/or assistants must tend their booth for the length of the show (Saturday, September 27, 10am to 3pm). Set ups begin NO EARLIER than 8:00am  Participants must have all work unpacked and on display by 10am. NO EARLY breakdown of booths allowed.
  2. Each participant is responsible for providing a display unit that is attractive and suitable for crowd visibility. Booth spaces can accommodate a 8’ x 8’ area. Electricity is not provided. The participant’s set up, including personal materials, must be contained within their space.
  3. Each participant sells directly to the public and must individually comply and is responsible for collection of 6% Florida State Sales Tax.
  4. Your space is reserved when payment clears. Deposited checks returned by the bank will void entry to the show.
  5. The Show organizers reserve the right to request the removal of any inappropriate work or display.
  6. Applications and booth fees MUST BE POSTMARKED by 09/15/14. Notification will be sent by email.   Participants whose work is not accepted will be notified and all fees returned. Participants who are accepted will receive an information packet.
  7. A reservation is a commitment to show and no refunds will be made for cancellations after 09/19/14. There will be no cancellation refunds due to weather, etc.

 

 

EXHIBITOR RULES AND POLICIES

 

  1. All display work is preferred to be handcrafted by the displaying participant; however commercial products or company-produced products, and resale products are only permitted at the discretion of show organizers.
  2. Use of space is restricted to the participant(s) whose name appears on the application. No booth sharing permitted.
  3. We reserve the right to remove any questionable, non-approved display work from the show.
  4. Booth areas must look professional at all times.
  5. Food participants must have necessary food permits as required by Florida Agriculture Dept.

 

AT THE EVENT

 

  1. Participants must be present and maintain booth throughout the day of the event.   Booth sitters will be available if necessary.
  2. All works displayed must be for sale.
  3. Participants are required to load in between 8:00am and  9:00am on Saturday, September 27, 2014.
  4. No animals are allowed in or around the participants’ booths.
  5. All applicants are asked to supply Zonta Club with ONE DONATED ITEM that can be used as a raffle-type item….value $15+.

 

 

AT CLOSE OF EVENT

  1. Participants are responsible for clean up and trash removal of your assigned area.  Civic Center staff will be available to give directions regarding trash removal.
  2. All activities, including breakdown and cleanup, must be completed by 5pm.

 

 

Mail booth fee & application to:

Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach

PO Box 315

Deerfield Beach FL  33443

 

 

For information: elilly707@aol.com   or  purplady1@aol.com

Phone:  Emily Lilly at (561) 299-8684

 www.zontadeerfieldbeach.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