Armory Art Center’s Annual Holiday Sale Features Unique Hand-Made Items Plus A Free Children’s Workshop

The best way to do holiday shopping and discovering great artists is at the Armory Art Center’s Holiday Sale!  The annual Holiday Sale features unique, hand-made items created by the Armory faculty and students. Attendees will find ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, glass, and more at reasonable prices. Any Faculty or Students who want to sign up have until tomorrow!  The Rickie Report shares these details plus information about a Free Children’s Workshop on December 5th.  The Holiday Sale takes place on Friday, December 4th and Saturday, December 5th. This is a Free event to attend.






Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue

West Palm Beach, Florida 33401





Friday, December 4, 2015

 4:00 to 8:00 pm


Saturday, December 5

10:00 am to 6:00 pm

In Montgomery Hall


Handmade Jewelry and Fused Glass For Sale

This event is a great occasion to discover the Armory’ talented art community and have an opportunity to see and purchase their work. This is a great time to do for holiday shopping!



One-of-A-Kind Ceramics Will Be On Sale


Armory Students and Faculty:

Do you want to participate in the Holiday Sale?

See Mark Walnock in  the Ceramics Department to sign up or call him with questions at 561.832.1776 x 37

Sign up ends on Tomorrow: Saturday, November 28, 2015


Holiday Craft Workshop For Children

Saturday, December 5th

1:00 – 2:00 pm



While parents and guardians will be shopping, kids aged 5-12 will be able to participate to a free workshop taught by Armory Art Center faculty. Children will learn how to make holiday crafts. This workshop will take place on Saturday, December 5 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.




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 the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. 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 or call 561-832-1776 x33.




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Howard Alan Events’ Signature Fall Art Festival Returns To Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend

Art enthusiasts and holiday shoppers alike will marvel at the array of original art, handcrafted unique gift items and eclectic displays representing a wide variety of artistic media when the Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival returns November 28 & 29. This Signature Fall event coordinated by Howard Alan  has been ranked among the 100 Best Fine Art and Design Shows in America by Sunshine Artist magazine and features leading local and national artists. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority. Admission is free and open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of fiber artist, Ricki Levine; glass artist, Jan Kirchhof, and Hayley Zimmass’ whimsical ceramics.  This is a great alternative to shopping in a crowded mall and a chance to meet the artists who create what they are selling!



16th Annual

Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival



Saturday & Sunday

November 28 – 29

10:00 am – 5:00 pm






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


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


A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority


November 28 & 29, 2015, the 16th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival. Unique gift ideas for alternative holiday shopping. 200 artists from the US will transform 4th Avenue, intersecting Atlantic Avenue, in Downtown Delray Beach into an outdoor art gallery with original fine artwork on display and for sale. The artistic media include paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and mixed media. Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.  Free and Open to the Public.




“Lady” by Hayley Zimmass



Hayley Zimmass, Ceramics

Pine Ridge, FL




Hayley tells The Rickie Report, “I have been making whimsical clay figures since 1988. I try to make them fun for the buyers and fun for them and their friends to look at. The artwork has expanded over the last 26 years as I have tried new ideas and perfected new methods”.




“Dogs” by Hayley Zimmass




“New artwork is always coming into my head and new techniques for making it more whimsical and more fun are a constant, ongoing process. My bright colors are a signature part of my work, as is the blending of those colors through my airbrush techniques”.




“Fish” by Hayley Zimmass

“The figures are all sculpted from blocks of clay. They are then fired in one of my kilns to harden them. Then the colors are applied, and back into the kiln again up to a bit over 1800 degrees. Then the clear glaze is applied and the figures are again fired in the kiln to get the finished artwork”.







Kaleidoscope by Jan Kirschhof

Jan Kirchhof, Glass and Gourds

Parkland, FL


Jan tells The Rickie Report,”I have always been a crafty sort of person but did not begin my ‘art’ career until I was in my 40s, and then, it was by accident”… A girlfriend wanted to take a class in stained glass but didn’t want to go alone, so I signed up too. Little did I know that six weeks later I would be hooked! There was so much to learn that I became an apprentice, and then took a job in a commercial glass studio. In the next five years I was fortunate to work on many varied and interesting projects as well as to teach classes. 




Kaleidoscope by Jan Kirschhof




“Now I work from my home studios in Parkland, Florida and Dahlonega, Georgia doing private commissions, as well as creating inventory for the shows I participate in each year”. In addition to traditional stained glass in the lead and copper foil methods, Jan specializes in what is known as an “overlay” process. By creating a silhouette image from metal and affixing it to a piece of glass, she attains a great deal of detail in a cost effective way.




Decorative Glass by Jan Kirchhof

Jan goes on to share, “The gourd art came about, again, by accident. While shopping in a home furnishing store I chanced upon what I thought was a beautiful rustic vase. It turned out to be a gourd. I bought it and after much contemplation I decided “well shoot, I can do this”.





Gourd Art by Jan Kirchhof




She hunted down some gourds (not easy to find in south Florida) and began her journey. “A lot of what I know about gourd art has come from books and trial and error. The finer techniques I have learned in workshops from artists involved in the Florida Gourd Society. I am currently a member of the American, Florida, and Georgia Gourd Societies”.




Hand Knit by Ricki Levine



Ricki Levine, Fiber

Marco Island, FL


Ricki Levine shares, “After retirement from a career in the Computer Industry, boredom set in! I began knitting, a skill I had learned as a child. I was enthralled by the changes in the yarns and colors – and they inspired me to create my own designs. When I was out in one of my creations, people would ask to purchase one–I was amazed to discover that I had creative talent when I had only exercised the mechanical side of my brain during my career”!




Hand Knit by Ricki Levine



Ricki’s Knits are all original creations, hand knitted by her. Ricki’s products include jackets, shawls, ponchos, scarves, capes and caplets. Each unique garment is a combination of 25 yarns of different textures and colors that blend together to create a unique piece of fiber art. “My color sense and attention to detail allow me to produce designs that are both fashionable and artistic. Currently, I am in several Florida boutiques in Naples, Sanibel Island, and Coral Gables, and display my work at the Howard Alan events in South Florida. I’m not bored anymore”!



Hand Knit by Ricki Levine


As Ricki’s husband says, “Every woman looks better when they wear one of my wife’s garments”! (She tells us, “Obviously he is extremely prejudiced, but I hope you will enjoy wearing my designs as much as I enjoy creating them for you”).



This art show is a perfect setting for shoppers eager to kick off the season and get a jump-start on their holiday shopping while exploring the diverse art displays and avoiding the hectic and crowded malls. Festival patrons will have the opportunity to explore the original work of more than 200 of the finest artists in the country that have been selected from hundreds of applicants. The jury process ensures exhibits of quality work with broad appeal and prices that will be suitable to many budgets. The artists will be set up along 4th Avenue, one block north and south of Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach.



Information At-A-Glance:


  • 16th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival
    November 28 & 29, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Intersection of 4th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach
    (Along NE & SE 4th Avenue, north and south of Atlantic Avenue)
    Navigational Address: 330 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483
  • Free Admission
  • Produced by Howard Alan Events
  • Juried outdoor art showcase
  • Original Art Handmade in America
    200 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists are hand-selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists are on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media


Please Visit Our Facebook page for this show:

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About Howard Alan Events:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 32 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), 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 16th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit or call 561-746-6615.




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Artists Of Palm Beach County Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Audubon Society Of Everglades With Wildlife Exhibit

Tonight is the Opening Reception of “Audubon of The Everglades: 50 Year Anniversary Exhibit” at Art on Park Gallery in Lake Park, FL.  This exhibit is presented by Artists of Palm Beach County. Artworks will reflect the Audubon’s mission to educate and inspire people to conserve wildlife, especially birds and the environment that supports them. There are cash prizes and awards. Internationally acclaimed fine art photographer, Melinda Moore will judge for prizes.  An After-Party will be held at the Brewhouse Gallery. APBC is donating a portion of all sales to this deserving organization.  This event is Free to and Open to the Public!






Artists of Palm Beach County

Art on Park Gallery




“Audubon of The Everglades:

50 Year Anniversary Exhibit”

Opening Reception:

Friday, November 20, 2015

5 – 8 pm


Exhibit Runs November 16 – December 30, 2015






Art on Park Gallery

Monday – Saturday Noon to 6 PM

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL 33403




After Party at The Brewhouse Gallery starting at 8 pm
720 Park Ave, Lake Park

(on the next block east of Art on Park Gallery)



The Audubon Society of the Everglades will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2016. To honor and acknowledge the importance of this historic moment, APBC Art on Park Gallery Presents “Audubon of The Everglades: 50 Year Anniversary Exhibit”. To kick off this special event APBC is showcasing the talent of artists from Palm Beach County, FL. Works will reflect the Audubon’s mission to educate and inspire people to conserve wildlife, especially birds and the environment that supports them.




Awards will be given by internationally acclaimed Fine Art photographer, Melinda Moore during the Opening Reception. A portion of all sales will be donated to The Audubon Society of the Everglades.



For more information about Melinda Moore’s Fine Art Photography:





For more information:
APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403





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Southern Handcraft Society Boca Raton Chapter Invites Everyone To “A Southern Christmas, 2015”

The Boca Raton Chapter of the Southern Handcraft Society’s 30th Annual Juried  Craft Show,”A Southern Christmas, 2015″ is an outstanding craft show that offers FREE Admission. All items are hand made and include some special numbered, limited edition Christmas ornaments that you can’t find anywhere else! This 3 day event is sure to help you with your holiday shopping and gift buying. You will be amazed at the holiday gifts, home decor, yummy food treats AND MUCH MORE!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!







Boca Raton Chapter

Southern Handcraft Society


30th Annual Juried Craft Show

Thursday, December 3, 1:00 PM – 9 PM
Friday, December 4, 9:00 AM – 9 :00 PM
Saturday, December 5, 9 AM – 1 PM


South side of Yamato Road, just west of Military Trail, Boca Raton

2000 West Yamato Road   Boca Raton, FL 33431

(1/4 mile west of Military Trail)






All items are made in the USA by the artists in the show







The Boca Raton Chapter of the Southern Handcraft Society is one of six unique chapters for all handcraft artists.







Originating in 1985, it’s members include beginners to accomplished artists.


All items at this event are Made in the USA by the artists at the show.






The items are all hand made and include some special numbered, limited edition Christmas ornaments that you can’t find anywhere else!




Home Decor!


Hostess Gifts, Stocking Stuffers and a Gift for Yourself!



SHS Boca Raton Chapter:

Members and Guests (all are welcome) meet the first Monday of the month (except December and holidays when the park is closed) 7:00 PM in a meeting room at Patch Reef Park, 2000 West Yamato Road (1/4 mile west of Military Trail), Boca Raton, FL 33431.

For more information about this Craft Fair or about the activities of the Boca Raton Chapter of SHS, please contact 561.450.5577




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Artists In Florida Calls For All Media In Juried Exhibition. Deadline December 7th.

Artists in Florida is proud to announce its new home, Galleria Gilda, located at 2211 North Dixie Highway, Lake Worth,FL.  The Opening Exhibit’s theme is ” Taking What It Gives You”.  The Juror is Jerry Rabinowitz, a South Florida based commercial and fine art photographer with National and International acclaim.  The Rickie Report shares the details  for you to Meet the Juror on November 3oth; attend the Grand Opening of Galleria Gilda on December 9th plus an Awards Reception on December 16th.  Please note: Deadline for entries is December 7th!








“Taking What It Gives You”

Deadline: December 7th


Submission Instructions and Online Submissions:
Click Here


Meet Jerry Rabinowitz, Juror

November 30, 2015

6:30 -8:30 pm

Jerry will speak about the Theme


Bring some art work to show for feedback  

$10 for non A.I.F.O members $5.00 for A.I.F.O members

Grand Opening:

December 9th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm

Wine, Cheese and Entertainment

See Jerry’s work on exhibit

Awards Ceremony:

December 16th   5:30 – 8:30 pm

Galleria Gilda


2211 North Dixie Highway    Lake Worth 33460



Photography by Jerry Rabinowitz

What You Need To Know:



  • Theme:  “Taking what it gives you”


  • Judge of the exhibition will be Jerry Rabinowitz


  • You can meet the judge and hear his talking presentation on the theme plus you can bring in some art work to show as a group discussion for feedback on November 30, 6:30 to 8:30.  $10 for non A.I.F.O members $5.00 for A.I.F.O members


  • The Deadline for the call is December 7, 2015


  • Notification December 9th.


  • Celebrate our Grand Opening on December 9th from 5:30 to 8:30 with wine, cheese and entertainment. See some of Jerry’s work will be on exhibit.Delivery is December 14th


  • You can submit on line up to 5 artwork pieces for $30.


  • All media is accepted.


  • 2D cannot be larger than 18 x 24.


  • Please use jpgs images long side 800 pixels at 300 dpi


  • We will exhibit 20 to 25 pieces on December 16 with Awards Ceremony. At the new gallery, Galleria Gilda located at 2211 North Dixie Highway, Lake Worth 33460.





Photography by Jerry Rabinowitz


About Artists In Florida:


We are offering a special membership to all that sign up by our Grand opening date 12/9. You can buy the palette yearly membership for only $125.00 that is a savings of $175.00. Please go on line and see what we are all about:

Contact us at or call 561-714-4871 for more information.





“Fall Dinner” photography by Jerry Rabinowitz




Jerry Rabinowitz:


Jerry Rabinowitz, a South Florida based commercial and fine art photographer, specializes in lifestyle, food and architecture. Jerry is the sole photographer of two lifestyle coffee table books on Palm Beach and the Hamptons published by Rizzoli and Abrams. His work is featured in many publications including Palm Beach Illustrated, Naples Illustrated, Florida Design, Architectural Digest, Town and Country as well as a cover story in Rangefinder magazine. Assignments have taken him through Central America, the Maya world, Europe and across the United States. Jerry’s images can be found in galleries, private collections as well as The Library of Congress Historic American Building Survey (HABS). Currently he is working on a personal fine art project concerning created wetlands, soon to be a limited edition book


Please visit Jerry’s FaceBook page:




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Brewhouse Gallery Announces Big Plans In Lake Park; Offers November Nights Filled With Events Because “Somethin’s Brewin”!

The Brewhouse Gallery is changing up its Artist Night to tomorrow – Thursday, November 19th (due to the Thanksgiving holiday).  Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting. NOTE: The artwork will change December 1st, so if you’ve been waiting to buy something you like, don’t wait!  Purchase a piece of art (no price minimum) and get a ticket for a $50 gift Certificate drawing to The Brewhouse Gallery. Tell your friends and help support our extremely talented local artists! Stick around and enjoy the regularly scheduled open mic night with some great local, live music, poetry, comedians and more.  The Brewhouse is hosting the Art Expo at an event in January: Looking for artists, artisans, crafters, vendors. In addition, any artists interested in applying for space within the Brewhouse Gallery are welcome! The Rickie Report shares these details, including the BIG NEWS in Lake Park, FL.! Remember, The Brewhouse will be closed for Thanksgiving.














12:00PM – 12:00AM

Closed For Thanksgiving Day



720 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL 33403




BIG NEWS for Lake Park, FL!!!!


Here is the latest from AJ Brockman, “The Brewhouse Gallery has so much good news flying around on a daily basis that things sometimes get lost. That being said, this week marks one of the most incredible opportunities we could have ever hoped for. This is not a joke so please prepare yourselves, We have purchased an entire CITY BLOCK! That’s right, the team behind Brewhouse Gallery has taken the next step in revitalizing Lake Park and building something special by taking over ownership of the whole building. This includes bringing back the Mos’Art Theater (or as some of you may remember it the Kelsey Club). At this point we are all in… All in because we believe in what this area is becoming, the amazing support we get from all of you every day, the staff (or family as we like to say) behind us, and the ultimate vision of building a community”.





“Now, the real work begins. The sort of work that will ultimately change history. In this work we need your help… So please spread the word on what we are doing, scream it if you have to. We have a bunch of retail spaces available and we would love to hear what sort of project you might be interested in bringing to the scene. Keep an eye out for some brainstorming sessions and community forms in which we want feedback from all of you. We truly could have never imagined this journey and outcome in only a few short years, but it’s possible because of all of you and that can’t be said enough. The future is now, let’s do this!!”





Thursday, November 19th 6 – 9 pm



Kevin Goff ◊ AJ Brockman ◊ Emmanuel Gonzales ◊ Troy Miessau ◊ Erin Link ◊ Dawn Everett ◊ Craig McInnis ◊ Phil Carlucci ◊ Derek LaRosa ◊ Brad Cain ◊ James Chambers ◊ Richard Dickhaus ◊ Johnol Jones ◊ Matt Baran ◊ Nicole Galluccio ◊ Diane Hutchinson ◊ Phil Fung ◊ Artist Don

Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting.
Everyone who purchases a piece of art (no price minimum) will receive a ticket for a $50 gift Certificate drawing to The Brewhouse Gallery.




Call for 2D and 3D Artwork

Brian Jackson Music Festival:

The Brewhouse Gallery is the presenting sponsor for the Art Expo portion of the Festival. Here is all the information about the event:

This should be a great event with a huge turnout and the vending fees are very competitive. Over 3,000 people are expected to attend!

Great for emerging and established artists!



Brewhouse Diner Dogs Quesadilla

Other Unique Food Items Will Be Offered! Stay Tuned~



Want To Share Your Artwork?


Would you like to display your artwork at The Brewhouse Gallery? We offer excellent terms. No commission for a 3-month run, and unlike traditional artist co-ops, you are not required to put in volunteer time running the gallery. For more information,  send us an email:



Brewhouse Iron Art & Brews

Vintage motorcycle nights!
Every last Friday of the month 6 -10 pm

Raffles! Product give away! Art Work! Live Music! Beer Specials!
Craft and micro brew beers! Vintage Arcade Games! Vintage Iron merch! & More…….

All motorcycles welcome! All Modern Classics, Sport Bikes and of course Vintage motorcycles 25 years or older welcome to display in the free roped off show parking!
Come out and join Vintage Iron Club! Become a member at the event! Get info at the VIC tent!


Our sponsors that make this possible: * Florida Sports Cycle & Atv * BurnUP Company
Bob’s British Bike Company * Architectural and Interior Design Photography * Purehoney Magazine *The Brewhouse Gallery



Here’s The Line Up*


Board Game Night!



Tuesday – Board Game Night! : 7 to 10 : Happy Hour Pricing All Night Long! We have the beers, we have the tables, we have the food! You bring the games, your bring your friends, and your better bring an overly competitive attitude!



3D art!



Wednesday – Trivia Night, 7 to 9. Brought to you by Think and Drink Trivia! (Listed in the top 50 favorite things to do in all of Palm Beach County by The Palm Beach Post).




Open Mic Night!



Thursday – : Open Mic Night : 8 to 11 : Join us for our Thursday Hosted Open Mic Night. Thursday’s have a great vibe with a killer lineup of songwriters, musicians, comedians and more.

Sign-ups start around 7 and performers take the stage around 8 pm. We have an in-house PA (limited microphones, cables, etc.) so please bring your equipment. It is a great mix of guitarists, spoken word poetry, vocalists, keyboard, drums, Improv & more.

One drink minimum for performers and guests. More info for performers, call : 561-771-1641 or 561-469-8930



Full House!



Friday – *FEATURED* : Live Music : 8 to 11 : The house will be rocking! Check the latest line-up details. Also, Happy Hour Poker (Texas hold ’em) starting at 6:30 PM.





Vintage Games!



Saturday – *FEATURED* : Live Music : 8 to 11 : A knee slapping good time! Featuring guest appearances by members of different bands, friends, family, neighbors, hell, Sasquatch and the Yeti are even rumored to be cookin’ up a few songs as a duo. If you miss this one, it’s a damn shame!




Every Other Sunday, 2 – 4 pm




Sunday – *FEATURED* : 7 to 10 : Featuring rotating musicians every Sunday evening.



  • November 20: Founders Brewery Spotlight, The Holidazed 8-11 
  • November 21: Gary Frost 8-11
  • November 22: Zack Jones
  • November 27: Jangle Leg 8-11
  • November 28: Jon Greco 8-11



* Please check the Brewhouse Gallery Website as dates, events and performers are subject to change.



Rent the Space!


Host your next shindig with us! We have private and semi private party rental options for every occasion. Baby shower, retirement party, Birthday, you name it… We would love to have you. Please contact our party coordinator:



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




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Cornell Art Museum At Old School Square Hosts Museum Store Trunk Show On Black Friday Weekend

The Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square will host a Museum Store Trunk Show during Black Friday Weekend. Start your Black Friday weekend shopping at Old School Square! The Cornell Art Museum has invited their Museum Store artists to participate in a Trunk Show, Friday, Saturday and Sunday November 27th, 28th, 29th from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Rickie Report urges you to support local artists and as you will see from some sneak peeks and details in this article, they are being sold nation-wide and world-wide!  Plus, mark your calendars for the First Friday Art Walk on December 4th!






Black Friday Weekend Trunk Show

Friday, November 27th

Saturday, November 28th

Sunday, November 29th


10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

51 N. Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444





Cornell Art Museum Store



The Cornell Art Museum Store is a perfect place to find that unique gift for someone special! 50 area artists participate in the store with fine art, jewelry, wearable art, candles, soaps, cards and hand-crafted items in glass, wood and ceramics.





Cornell Art Museum Store Features Hand Turned Wood Pieces


The Trunk Show will feature 20 of these artists with expanded inventory to give shoppers a great selection!














Wearable Art, Jewelry, Handmade Fused Glass



Store artists include Debra Acquilano, Tanvi Asher, Steve Blackwood, Jared Bonaventura, Mary Canuso, Joshua Carter, Tim Carter, Soy Co., Reed Dixon, Karen Eskesen, Barb Fernandez, Natalie Gagliano, Tiny Gang, Noah Garbarino, Juliana Gatto, Marusca Gatto, Colleen Glazer, Mike Goldberg, Carla Golembe, Linda Greenwald, Irma Haroon, Tara Heal, Claudia Henao, Orlando Ibanez, Melanie Johanson, Amanda Johnson, Pat Kaufman, Tara Kaufman, Stephanie Knecht, Anthony Kramer, Deb LaFogg, Lily Larson, Jeni Licata, HomeStyle LLC, Anita Lovitt, Patricia Maguire, Ann Monthei, Patti Nielsen, Barbara O’Connell, Ralph Papa, Sally Petrillo, Missy Pierce, James Rabidoux, Ingrid Schindall, Magnus Sebastian, Marti Seligman, Ronald Shaw, Lee Simon, Lianna Slater, Kathy Spalluto, Jerilyn Stone and Dale Wynne.





Handmade Ceramics, Soaps & Body Lotions








Bring your friends and make a day of it in downtown Delray Beach!

 Cornell-Museum-Store_paintingsOriginal Works of Art





First Friday Artwalk

December 4th    6-9 p.m.

First Friday Artwalk is an open house for the galleries in downtown Delray Beach. Start your evening at the Cornell Art Museum! Admission is free; enjoy complimentary light bites and cash bar. Meet featured glass artists, Claudia Henao and Marusca Gatto. Then make your way to other art galleries along Atlantic Avenue, in Pineapple Grove and in Artists Alley.




Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Celebrating 25 years as the community’s gathering place, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The Creative Arts School (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography, writing and performance classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on all programs and services, call 561-243-7922 or visit





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Whitespace The Mordes Collection Opens For Season This Weekend With Meet & Greet Opportunities, Tours and Shopping

Whitespace, The Mordes Collection, opens this Friday, November 20th, offering Saturday and Sunday hours throughout season.  Elayne Mordes shares her passion and vision for contemporary art and we are lucky enough to live nearby to take advantage of all the opportunities she has planned! “An Historical Survey of Contemporary Photography” leads the way. There are opportunities to Meet and Greet Special Project artist, Cat Buono, plus The De Buck Gallery owner, David De Buck and artist, Joseph Cohen. Don’t miss Whitespace Limited Editions of Emma Fineman’s “Freak”, Robert Burger’s unique ceramics and Co-léct’s international artists offering wearable art, functional decor and beautiful handmade gift items.  Docent-led tours for small groups and organizations are available throughout season.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details here.  We suggest you consider having a special event, party or organization function in this spectacular space!





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Call For Submissions For “Day With(out) Art Exhibition” Deadline Is November 24th

Compass Community Center is accepting submissions of artwork from local artists for a curated group exhibition to commemorate World AIDS Day from December 1st through December 11th. We invite visual artists in diverse mediums (painting, drawing, printing, photography, murals, collage,etc.) to donate artwork related to, or inspired by, the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The work will be auctioned at the Opening Exhibit of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt on December 2, 2015. We are accepting work that communicates a clear message on the theme. The event will showcase the work of local artists, as well as, support HIV/AIDS education and prevention efforts in the local community.  There is NO FEE to enter.  The Rickie Report shares the details about all of the events and application process here.  






“Day With(out) Art” Exhibition 

December 2-11, 2015



This exhibit is in conjunction

with the
NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and Exhibition


Call for Submissions Deadline November 24, 2015

All media accepted

Open to all artists

All Events Open To The Public

Tuesday, December 1st

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Overview of the event:

All artwork will be covered with black cloths.

Voices of Pride musical performance, Candlelight Vigil, Calling of the Names, and Quilt Panel Induction of community members that we have lost.

Wednesday, December 2nd

Unveil: The Stigma, The Truth, The Art

 7 – 9 pm

Unveiling of Art and Opening Ceremony for The Quilt Display. Showcasing artwork that displays emotionally charged, personal perspectives from moments in the public history of HIV/AIDS. Artwork will be donated and auctioned off. Performance by Palm Beach Opera.






Art has been an effective mechanism to inspire deep and lasting social change. Our goal is to elicit new actions, provoke new dialogue, and catalyze new ideas that facilitate social change as it relates to HIV/AIDS. We look forward to each artist submitting a piece that will reflect the ability of art to promote respect, love, and change in the battle against HIV/AIDS, as well as celebrate the talent of all contributing artists.The intention of this event is to:
  • Commemorate the loss of artists and arts professionals
  • Create greater awareness about the spread of HIV/AIDS
  • Publicize the needs of people with HIV/AIDS

Event Details:

On December 1st Compass will host Day With(out) Art in which all pieces in the exhibit will be shrouded in black fabric.
On December 2nd we will celebrate with the Unveiling of Art and Artist Reception for NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. We will hold an auction of donated pieces, enjoy a live performance by Palm Beach Opera, and a wine reception.
Selected artists will be provided with a 6 foot table to display/sell their artwork. Artists will provide their own displays (i.e. easels) and tablecloths.
Compass Community Center
201 N. Dixie Highway Lake Worth, FL 33460 561.533.9699 History of Day Without Art

An International Day of Action and Mourning

in response to the AIDS Crisis

In 1989, in response to the worsening AIDS crisis and coinciding with the World Health Organization’s second annual World AIDS Day on December 1, Visual AIDS organized the first Day With(out )Art. A Visual AIDS committee of art workers (curators, writers, and art professionals) sent out a call for “mourning and action in response to the AIDS crisis” that would celebrate the lives and achievements of lost colleagues and friends; encourage caring for all people with AIDS; educating diverse publics about HIV infection; and finding a cure. More than 800 arts organizations, museums and galleries throughout the U.S. participated by shrouding artworks in black cloth and replacing them with information about HIV and safer sex, locking their doors or dimming their lights, and producing exhibitions, programs, readings, memorials, rituals, and performances. Visual AIDS coordinated this network mega­event by producing a poster, handling promotion and press relations.


Important Dates:

  • November 24th: Submissions and Application Form Due


  • December 1st: Day With(out) Art/World AIDS Day: All artwork is shrouded in black cloth to represent the loss the art world has experienced due to HIV/AIDS


  • December 2nd: Artist reception, unveiling of art, and auction


  • December 2nd through December 11: NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and Exhibition on display

World AIDS Day Art Show: Application for Artwork

Name: (How you want to be listed in all program materials)
City:                                                                 State:
Zip:                                                                  Phone Number:
Email Address:
I am willing to donate artwork for the event (Y/N):
The value of my artwork:
Description of the artwork:
Please attach:
  1. Artist Biography/Resume
  2. Artist’s Statement – A brief statement no more than one page on why the artist would like to participate in this community event.
  3. jpegs of artwork

Please submit application and artwork


November 24th, 2015:

Rolando Chang Barrero (786) 521­1199

Compass Community Center

201 N. Dixie Highway Lake Worth, FL 33460 561.533.9699


More Information:


Each year, Compass Community Center hosts the largest display of rotating panels from the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt in honor of World AIDS Day in South Florida. The AIDS Memorial Quilt is the largest folk art exhibit in the world. This year, we invite you to join us in honoring World AIDS Day during our two week celebration beginning December 1st, with A Day Without Art, the International Day of Mourning and Action in response to the AIDS crisis. For more information about this campaign and the origins of Day With(out) Art, please visit www.visuala


About Visual AIDS:



World AIDS Day serves as a platform to increase awareness of the AIDS pandemic and to inspire positive action through education, testing, and standing in solidarity with those affected by the virus. HIV/AIDS has had a major impact locally and globally:

    • 35 Million people worldwide are currently living with HIV/AIDS
    • Over 1.2 Million people in the U .S. are living with HIV; almost 1 in 8 are unaware of their infection
    • 8,197 people are currently living with HIV/AIDS in Palm Beach County
    • 5,897 newly diagnosed HIV infections in Florida in 2014How to get involved:
    • Become a sponsor
    • Donate a piece of art to be displayed at Compass from Dec. l-Dec.11
    • Cover or remove your artwork and replace it with information about HIV prevention and local resources Compass will provide material to cover your art and/or images and information to display.
    • Attend one, or more, of our events held at Compass from Dec. I – Dec.11
We look forward to collaborating with local artists, arts organizations, museums, galleries, art enthusiasts, and our community to commemorate World AIDS Day like never before. Thank you for your support in the fight against HIV/AIDS in our local and global community.
With commitment and passion,
Julia Murphy, Program Development Director


Rolando Chang Barrero, Curator,

Julia Murphy, Program Development Director



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Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead And Fossil Show At South Florida Fairgrounds November 21 and 22

The 49th annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show is coming! There is a lot to see and do at this two-day indoor event! On November 21st and 22nd, the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center will be transformed into the largest culturally stimulating event ALL AGES can enjoy. Over 80 dealers will offer gems, jewelry, loose beads, specimen collections, geodes, rocks, tools, fossils and more than we can list! The Rickie Report highlights the Show here and reminds you that the Society holds monthly meetings. We’re giving you a discount coupon plus some sneak peeks!

















  • The Gem and Mineral Society offers many types of educational and cultural experiences.
  • We operate a full lapidary shop open to our members.
  • Classes in lapidary
  • Classes in jewelry making for adults
  • Classes in jewelry making for children

Our monthly meetings are held at the West Palm Beach Garden Club in Dreher Park on the 3rd Thursday of each month and feature guest speakers or demonstrations that are educational as well as entertaining. Visit our web site for more information, photos from past shows, membership forms and $1 discount coupons for the show. Membership applications are available at the show or on our web site:




Raffle item (Photo Courtesy of GMS)



Our show is run totally by our member volunteers, who are eager to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with everyone! Proceeds from the show provide the operating budget for the Society for the following year.



Gemstones, Pearls, Glass beads and so much More!

 (Photo Courtesy of GMS)

Seeing actual fossils, touching gem stones and finding the rocks where they are found is an exciting experience!




Sluicing at the Mine and Junior Rockhound Activities

(Photo Courtesy of GMS)





Fine Jewelry  (Photo Courtesy of GMS)



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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420