Gallery Space Available At Art On Park Gallery

The Art on Park Gallery at 800 Park Avenue in Lake Park will have a gallery space available beginning May 1st. This Gallery is part of the Artists of Palm Beach County, which is a large and active organization.  The Rickie Report has previously focused on APBC’s opportunities for artists of all disciplines to network,  share, teach classes and exhibit their work.  We urge you to read this article and share it with others. This is a perfect chance to bring your artwork front and center in an active Gallery which offers classes, workshops and demonstrations year round.

 

 

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Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue

Lake Park, FL

561-345-2842

 

a local art gallery

for artists|by artists

of all disciplines

 

The Art on Park Gallery at 800 Park Ave. in Lake Park will have a gallery space available beginning May 1st. The space is 10 feet wide and 5 feet deep and against the wall (floor to ceiling). It can be used as both/either a working space and display space. It rents for $150/month. First and last month rent to begin.   As part of your rental agreement you will be included on the website with your unique, individual web page at no extra charge.

 

 

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You may apply and ask questions by calling 561-345-2842 or by emailing:    art.on.park@artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

 

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The Town of Lake Park is proud to announce that the Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC) now occupy Art on Park at 800 Park Avenue, a redevelopment project designed to enhance the Park Avenue cultural corridor.

 

Art on Park opened in the fall of 2012 and has since become home to eight resident artists whose powerful work covers the walls on either side of the gallery.  The center of the gallery is used for ongoing rotating juried exhibitions from the APBC membership. 

 

The gallery displays oils paintings, watercolors, acrylic paintings, photography, glass, collage and sculpture.

 

In addition, a display case in the front is filled with jewelry, ceramics, and fabric art.  Art classes, demonstrations, and workshops provide watercolor, drawing, poetry and collage experiences.

 

Regular gallery hours are 12-6 pm Mon-Sat.

 

 

To see more about the Artists of Palm Beach County and Art onPark Gallery, please visit this Virtual Gallery to see the work of our Resident Artists at:

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

 

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Selling Your Art: More Resources To Consider

Heads up!  The United States government is involved in building/construction and buying and selling goods and services ( $500 Billion Annually )!!! The Rickie Report knows that for every building that is erected, there are walls, public spaces and a myriad of opportunities to display and sell your creative work!  In this article, we share the details of an upcoming FREE workshop that will help you through the maze of accessing any government contract.  You MUST PRE-REGISTER!  Can’t attend?  Send a representative!  The Think Tank which brought Art Synergy to reality in less than  9 months has taught us to THINK BIG!  The Rickie Report looks forward to hearing your good news and sharing it! 

 

 

 

Accessing Government Contracts

for Small Businesses

 

 

 

FREE Workshop!

Pre-Registration Required!

 

Wednesday, April 30

 

1:30 – 3:30 pm

 

Govt. Contracting

200 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL

Meeting Room  165A

 

 

Small Business owners, did you know that the federal government is the world’s largest buyer of goods and services ( totaling more than $500 billion a year) ?

 

 

 

Did you know that all contracts under $150,000 (except those under $2,500) are set aside solely for small businesses?

 

 

 

A workshop is scheduled on Wednesday, April 30th at the Jupiter Community Center on Military Trail.  This event is being collaboratively sponsored by the Town of Jupiter, the U.S. Small Business Development Administration and the Florida Small Business Development Center at Palm Beach State College Procurement Technical Assistance Center.  This workshop will help small business owners access any U.S. government contract.

 

 

 

For General Information please contact: E-mail   or call (561) 741-2495 

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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561-537-0291

Call to Artists: “United States of the Arts – Spirit Poles” to Celebrate 4th on Flagler

July 4th on Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach is always spirited, but this year, the City is seeking artists to create fifty “Spirit Poles”.  The poles will represent the theme, ” Together we CREATE America”.  What better way to celebrate and show your creativity!  The Rickie Report urges artists to apply individually or to design a Spirit Pole as a group.  The Details are here.

 

 

 

  

“United State of the Arts – Spirit Poles”

4th on Flagler, South Florida’s largest Independence Day extravaganza, will take place Friday, July 4, 2014 from 5-10pm along the Downtown West Palm Beach Waterfront. Partnering with the City’s Art in Public Places (AIPP) and embracing the Downtown’s new Arts & Entertainment District, this year’s event theme is : “Together we CREATE America.”

The City of West Palm Beach is seeking artists to create a maximum of fifty “Spirit Poles” representing the event theme. “Spirit Poles” in the festival world originated with the New Orleans Jazzfest. They are traditionally 10 foot or taller poles adorned with crafty symbols, sculptures and/or flags that were used to identify locations of large groups of people on the festival site.

The City will provide:

 One 10 foot PVC pole per spirit pole.

 Signage indicating artist.

 Opportunity to present spirit pole at a June 2014 City Commission Meeting.

 Inclusion in 4th on Flagler public relations efforts.

 Opportunity to present spirit pole at the July 4th, 4th on Flagler event.

 $100 honorarium per spirit pole

The Selected Artist is responsible for:

 Creating Spirit Pole(s) using the 10 foot provided PVC pole(s) provided by the City and the conceptual drawing approved by the City.

 Spirit Poles will be outdoors for up to three weeks; Spirit Pole décor must be made of materials that withstand wind and rain weather conditions.

 Securing all décor on the spirit pole to withstand wind and rain weather conditions.

 Acknowledgement that all Spirit Poles and the materials used to create Spirit Poles will be the property of the City of West Palm Beach.

SPIRIT POLE ARTISIT APPLICATION

NAME(S): __________________________________________________

ADDRESS: __________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________

CITY STATE ZIP

PHONE :(______)____________________(______) ___________________

HOME CELL

EMAIL ADDRESS: ______________________________________

WEBSITE: www.________________________________________

 Applicant must provide a conceptual drawing with application of spirit pole. See below example.

 Applicant must list materials expected to use to create and secure spirit poles. Please note decor must not hang lower than 5 feet from top of the pole.

 Applicant can submit one application for multiple spirit poles but each spirit pole must have its own drawing attached.

 Approved conceptual drawings and resulting Spirit Poles will be judged for inclusion based on:

o Relevance to the theme “Together we CREATE America”

o Family Friendly Nature

o Identification and use of materials that will have structural integrity and the ability to withstand outdoor weather conditions for up to three weeks


“See artists application attached for spirit poles for the 4th weekend celebration. Please share with all your colleagues and friends who might be interested. Also, check out City website about them:”

Application Timeline:
  • May 1, 2014: Spirit Pole application and conceptual drawings due
  • May 9, 2014: Selected artists notified.
  • June 4, 2014: Spirit Poles completed and delivered to the City of West Palm Beach
  • June 8, 2014: Spirit Poles presented by artists at City of West Palm Beach Commission Meeting
  • July 4, 2014: Artists welcome to present Spirit Poles at 4th on Flagler

 Application submission options: In-person or by mail toCommunity Events, Dept. of Parks & Recreation, 3rd floor, City Hall 401 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Via email to:kresch@wpb.org or fax # 561-822-1525.

 

 

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From Paddle Boards to Easels: Meet Lighthouse ArtCenter’s New Art School Director Cynthia Trone

Cynthia Trone is a familiar face at the Lighthouse ArtCenter and the surrounding region.  She is well known for her creative environmental activism.  The Rickie Report met with Cynthia, the new Director of the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s School of Art. Here, she talks about how she transitioned from paddle boards to easels and about her goals for the School of Art.  

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter  Names

 

 

Cynthia Trone

 

Director for School of Art

 

 

 

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Cynthia Trone

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter has named Cynthia Trone director of its School of Art.  “New leadership means new opportunities to grow,” said Katie Deits, Executive Director of the Tequesta museum and art school, currently celebrating its 50th anniversary. Cynthia joined the staff of the Lighthouse ArtCenter in April, 2013, as Executive Assistant to Katie Deits. 

 

 

TRR: Please tell us about your background

CT:

 

I graduated from Colby College with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature.  I’m a Jersey girl who was raised with Manhattan in her backyard.  Then I spent my 20′s and early 30′s on the coast of Maine. I raised my three children in Burlington, Vt., and moved to Tequesta in 2005.  I am an artist who loves photography and  writing. 

 

 

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Jupiter Pointe Paddle Board

TRR:  Your previous experiences with environmental activism include creating platforms as educational elements for all ages.

CT:

I managed Jupiter Outdoor Center and Jupiter Pointe Paddling for six years and taught thousands of people the simple pleasure of “the glide”.  Before paddle boarding became popular, I was helping lead ecotours and teaching children and adults yoga on paddle boards!

 

 

Justin Riney, Mother Ocean

Justin Riney, Mother Ocean

 

 

I am the Operations Director of Mother Ocean and volunteer Project Lead for Expedition Florida 500, a statewide conservation effort.   I grew up inspired by the sea, have a deep love of the outdoors and feel community is important.  The Mother Ocean project has been a great opportunity to bring non-profits and communities together on a State level.  It is exciting to be part of this movement, as Justin Riney brings awareness of the importance of our waterways to all parts of Florida!

 

 

 

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TRR: How does that translate to the arts?

CT:

It was thrilling to be part of the recent Arts & Conservation Summit held in Vero Beach, FL this past January.  What a phenomenal opportunity to show how using the arts to express and embrace nature, we can protect what we love!  This is a collaboration to make the world a better place and to teach future generations!

 

 

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TRR:  Which brings us to your role at the Lighthouse ArtCenter

CT:

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter is a place that is nurturing…a safe place to try new things…to breath in the creative air and to connect with the community.   The School of Art offers eight-week sessions as well as one, two, or three-day workshops.  They are the perfect occasion to try a new medium without making an 8 week commitment.  

 

 

Jewelry with Tracey Roedl

Jewelry with Tracey Roedl

 

 

The School encompasses classes and workshops for young children, teens and adults.  There are day and evening offerings, where you can explore painting with acrylic, oil or watercolor.  You can learn new photography techniques or create decorative/functional items with fused glass. Learn how to create your own jewelry pieces or gain skills in the newest trend such a encaustic painting ( using wax and collage techniques).  We have the largest kiln facility in the area, with 10 pottery wheels and 6 kilns, so ceramics is a big interest here.

 

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Ceramics with Cara McKinley

 

Katie Diets shares, “ Over the past year, Ms. Trone has proven her leadership abilities, first as executive assistant and now as director of the school. She also will oversee the ArtCenter’s summer camp programs.  Ms. Trone is responsible for management of the Center’s marketing, community outreach, as well as donor development, grants management and fundraising.It’s something that comes naturally for her.  We look forward to Cynthia guiding some of our relationships with other local organizations by integrating environmental themes in the art projects our students create.”

 

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Sculpture with Eduardo Gomez

 

 

TRR:  You have an exceptional faculty.  How does an artist approach LAC to be included?

CT:

 

 

I celebrate our faculty as well as our supportive Board. Our goal is to forge connections between the community, our exhibits, receptions and classes. Interested artists should email me and send an overview of jpegs of their work.  We are always recruiting.  Include your: medium, availability (day, evening, weekend), length of lessons ( 8 week class or 1,2,3 day workshop), preferred ages of students (young children, youth, adult), a brief resume and some references.  

 

 

Art Camp

Art Camp

 

Our new Session begins April 28 for 6 weeks, followed by a 10 week Summer Session starting June 9th.  There are limited classes during the day in the summer due to summer camp activities from 9 am – 3 pm, but we still have evening and weekend sessions. We’re already planning our Early Fall Session which begins September 8th.

 

“I invite everyone to stop by the School of Art, see what we do, then enroll in a class,” Ms. Trone said.   The School of Art is around the corner from the museum, at 95 Seabrook Road, Tequesta. Call (561) 748-8737

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. Programs are funded in part by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners.

 

 

For information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visit LighthouseArts.org or call (561) 746-3101. The Lighthouse ArtCenter is at Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Fla., one-half mile west of U.S. Highway 1. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $5 Monday through Friday. Admission is free on Saturday. Closed Sunday.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce Call for Artists!

The Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce is looking for artists who have found Paradise – in Palm Beach.  The 2015 Chamber Guide will mark the 10th year the chamber has used original art for its cover.  From local artists to internationally-acclaimed retailers, Palm Beach residents and chamber members alike look forward to the unveiling of the guide cover.  The Rickie Report shares the details, including the application form and a view of previous covers. Cheryl Maeder, whose work was chosen for the 2014 cover heard about it through The Rickie Report!  This year’s edition will be introduced at the November 13th breakfast at The Breakers Palm Beach. 

 

 

 

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PALM BEACH:  PARADISE FOUND

Call for Artists

 

To mark a decade of original art, the chamber’s theme for the guide is PARADISE FOUND.  Those who live, work and play in Palm Beach are quick to agree that this little parcel on the Atlantic has it all.  How best to capture the essence of perfection in an image?  The artistic community is growing and thriving so where better to look?  Collage, photographs, paintings or sculpture, all mediums are welcome.

 

 

 

The Chamber will be accepting images via e-mail in either Jpeg or Adobe format between now and August 1st.  All entries must file a release to qualify.  A collage of past covers and the submission form are available on the chamber’s website   www.palmbeachchamber.com

 

 

For more information please contact Palm Beach Chamber Executive Director, Laurel Baker laurel@palmbeachchamber.com or 561.655.3282

 

CHAMBER GUIDE ART SUBMITTAL

Palm Beach – Paradise Found

Yes, Palm Beach is paradise and I am submitting the enclosed image for considered use as the cover of the 2015 Edition of the Palm Beach Chamber’s Guide.  My work captures the theme, “Paradise Found”, for the 2015 edition.

  • If the work is selected, I give my permission for its reproduction as the 2015 cover. Credit will be given in the publication and in all press releases.  The image will also appear on-line at   www.palmbeachchamber.com and in its virtual guide.  I understand that there will be no financial remuneration for use of this image.

 

  • I have submitted a file copy of the work in either Adobe PDF or JPEG with a resolution of 350 dpi, CMYK color format which can be reproduced on the guide’s 5½x8½ inch formatted cover.

 

 

Name  ________________________________________

Phone ________________  e-mail  _________________

Address ______________________________________

City-State-Zip  _________________________________

Title of work: __________________________________

Description of work and medium: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Signature  _________________________________ Date  __________________

Deadline for entry:   Friday, August 1, 2014

Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce

400 Royal Palm Way Suite 106      Palm Beach, FL  33480

561.655.3282

 

 

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561-537-0291

Summer Art Teachers Needed

 The City of Boynton Beach is hiring for the summer!  The The Art Center is in need of 5 art teachers for their eight-week summer program.  A perfect job opportunity for college students!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

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The City of Boynton Beach’s Recreation and Parks Department needs qualified applicants who have experience not only in art but who have at least 6 months (cumulative time) experience working with children and either have or be able to obtain their CPR/First Aid certificates before hire.

 

High school diploma or GED
six (6) months previous experience or training in interacting with children in a summer or other day camp or child care setting.
Must possess valid CPR/First Aid Certification prior to date of hire and must maintain the certification thereafter.

They must be able to work 8 weeks (no vacation time)

be able to plan and execute art projects for school age children.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Possession of Florida State Department of Health Forty (40) hour Childcare Certification.
  • Valid driver’s license.

 

 

 Go directly to the Boynton Beach Website and look at Human Resources to apply

 

For more information please contact:

 Brenton Rolle, Recreation Supervisor  Recreation & Parks, Sims Center  

City of Boynton Beach

225 N.W. 12th Ave.  |  Boynton Beach, Florida 33435
o: 561-742-6237  |  f: 561-369-2418
RolleB@bbfl.us  |  www.boynton-beach.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

 

Three April Events with Artists of Palm Beach County

From a FREE demonstration of making memory quilts from up-cycled materials, a Poetry Class, a sharing meeting where a Nationally recognized glass teacher will speak plus a Chili Cook-Off, The Artists of Palm Beach County are offering a LOT of opportunities to get in touch with your creative side. And then there is the big, Spring Exhibit!  The Rickie Report shares all the details, so get your calendars ready!

 

 

 

 

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Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Ave., Lake Park FL 33403

 

561-345-2842

 

Heirloom Quilt Workshop

Heirloom Quilt Workshop

 

April’s Free Demonstration:

Memory Quilts from Upcycled Materials

Saturday, April 5th at 2 pm

 

 

Roey Mendel, Fabric Artist and member of Artists of Palm Beach County, will display and present a discussion of memory quilts made from soft keepsakes. She will share her secrets of assembling and sewing t-shirts, ties, clothing and photos into future family heirlooms.

 

Heirloom Quilt Workshop

Heirloom Quilt Workshop

 

 

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Come join us at the Lake Park Chili Cook-Off, Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Kelsey Park, 601 Federal Highway in Lake Park, FL from 11 AM to 6 PM.

This event is a fundraiser for the Lake Park Kiwanis Club. It is an organized International Chili Society Competition with music and fun for the whole family, and admission is free. (You can go before or after attending the Free Demonstration at 2 pm at the Gallery!)

 

 

 

 

Poetry Class Starts April 5th

There’s still time to get your half-price coupon at Groupon:

http://www.groupon.com/deals/artists-of-palm-beach-county-1

Would you like to have a $100 Groupon to purchase Art at our Gallery?

http://www.groupon.com/deals/artists-of-palm-beach-county

 

 

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Spring 2014 EXHIBIT

An exhibition of 2D and 3D works by the

 Members of Artists Palm Beach County

Opening Reception:


Thursday, April 10, 2014   6 ─ 8 pm

Join us for Cheese, Wine and Art

 Exhibit Is Open April1st and continues through June 27th

  Art on Park Gallery – 800 Park Avenue – Lake Park, FL

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Maxine Schreiber

 

The Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC), a coalition of professional artists, all residents of Palm Beach County, is happy to announce the Spring Exhibit 2014, which will be on display April 1  – June 27, 2014 in the Art on Park Gallery, 800 Park Avenue, in Lake Park.  An Opening Reception will be held on Thursday evening, April 10th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Everyone is invited to view and purchase the art as well as enjoy drinks and refreshments at this free event. Purchases at the opening are discounted 10 percent.

 

 

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Neil Kilburn

 

 

This juried exhibit, presents the work of accomplished APBC artists in a variety of mediums including oils, pastels, photography, watercolors and mixed media. Among the works are impressive Chinese watercolors by Neil Kilburn, who will be teaching a watercolor class in the gallery in May.  (The date will soon be announced).

 

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Debbie Lee Mostel

 

 

 

The featured artist of the exhibit is Maxine Schreiber.  The gallery is happy to have her lush Florida scenes hanging in the front window. Other artists in the exhibit are Norman Berman, Elsebeth Lauge Grue, Tyler Hazelwood, Patricia Levey, Debbie Lee Mostel, Pamela Acheson Myers, Bobbi Pugliese, Jim Rigg, Alvaro Rojas, Marilyn Samwick and Ebba Tinwin.

 

 

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Pamela Acheson Myers

 

In addition to the current exhibit, the gallery is now the studio home for twelve talented resident artists: Sheree Blum, BJ Collister, Naomi Cordero, Lynda Donigan, Joseph Friedman, Jeff Lucas, Frances Lynn, Henry Mistretta, John Vincent Palozzi, Brian Rosen, Dorothy Sandlin and Dick Yosinoff. Their powerful artwork covers the walls around the perimeter of the gallery and will be on display at the opening reception.  All work is available for purchase. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  For directions or other gallery information, call 561-345-2842 or visit  www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

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Norman Berman

 

 You’re Invited: April General Meeting

 
On Monday April 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC) member Betty Wilson will host the General Meeting of APBC at the Artisans on the Ave Gallery located at 630 Lake Avenue in historic downtown Lake Worth. Artisans – a division of the Craft Gallery – opened in January.
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Betty Wilson

In 1981, Betty Wilson started The Craft Gallery on Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach.  Since then the glass fusion artist and art community organizer has been creating gallery and studio spaces that are havens for local artists.  Linda Manganaro, an accomplished mixed media artist, has joined Betty in opening this new gallery in Lake Worth.  They have filled the space with beautiful and interesting 2 and 3-dimensional artworks by established and emerging local artists.
Betty Wilson (Photo by Durga Garcia)

Betty Wilson (Photo by Durga Garcia)

Enjoy an evening viewing art and socializing with the members of the art community. Artists are encouraged to bring a work of art for sharing/critique as well as refreshments to share with the group. Admission is free for members of APBC, but the general public is invited to attend the event for a $5.00 admission fee.  Payment will be collected at the door and will be applied towards the APBC membership fee, if one wishes to join at the meeting.
For more information call 561- 582-3300.

 

WHY BECOME A MEMBER?

 

• Network with local artists

• Exhibit work in Art on Park Gallery 

• Participate in events that bring artists together

• Show work in other local venues

• Teach classes at Art on Park

• Opportunity to purchase a member artists’ page on website

• Benefit from APBC’s marketing and promotion  

 

  • We are a coalition of artists for artists of all disciplines. We welcome artists of all genres at our monthly sharing meetings which are held at various locations throughout Palm Beach County on the second Monday of each month.

 

  • APBC sponsors special events and exhibitions and co-produces events with other community organizations.  APBC was founded in 2006 and incorporated as a not-for-profit 501c3 entity.

 

Our membership dues are only $50 per year. Membership is valid for one year from the date you join. Your dues can only be paid on-line using a credit card (via Paypal).    To join, click here.     www.ArtistsofPalmBeachCounty.org

 

For more information about the Gallery and activities, please visit:

 

 

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

Jeepers, Peepers! Don’t Miss This Exhibit! Entries still being Accepted!

Peeps, those gooey marshmallow chick and bunny treats, are a decades old tradition at Easter.  Within the last twenty years, PEEPS have become a yearly “pun” artistic movement, with displays and exhibits taking place all over the nation. Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in downtown Lake Worth, has been part of this tradition for five years.  This year the exhibit will take place from April 4th through April 20th. The opening in April 4th begins at 6PM.  Mulligan’s Restaurant will provide food samplings and FlowSource will provide exciting entertainment as they juggle with fire. Be sure to vote for your favorite entry, as prizes will be awarded.  The Rickie Report shares the details, a retrospective of last year and some sneak peek hints for what you’ll see!

 

 

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE

                                                                       COOPERATIVE GALLERY

Presents:

 

Palm Beach County’s

5th Annual Peeps® Show 

Opening Reception

Friday, April 4th    6-9 PM

Music, Refreshments, Vote for your Favorite Peeps®!!!!

Exhibit runs through April 20th

15 South J Street in Downtown Lake Worth

 

 

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Pat and Bob Born with 2013 winner, “College of Peeps picking the Pope (Peep)” (Cardinals) by Sid Walesh

 

Last year, the Peeps®  Show was honored to have Bob Born as one of its judges. Born, is the inventor of Peeps® and a longtime winter resident of Palm Beach County.  Each year the gallery awards five prizes to non-gallery participants in the show. This year, top prize will be $100 and judged by a local Lake Worth celebrity.  The additional four prizes will be judged by the public.  Each visitor will be given one token to be placed in a cup by his/her favorite Peeps®  display.  The top four winners will receive prizes from the Peeps®  Company.

 

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Karen McGovern created “The Life of Peep” for the 2013 exhibit. An associate of Ang Lee, (Life of Pi,) saw the exhibit and had it shipped to Lee.  2013’s top prize went to the college of Peeps® (Cardinal’s), shown inside the Sistine Chapel, and created by artist Sid Walesh.

 

"A Wolf in Peeps Clothing"

“A Wolf in Peeps Clothing”

 

This year, watch for the “Peeps® Train” which will be circling part of the gallery.  The show is expected to include many Peeps® celebrity appearances, Peeps® fairy tale puns, Peeps® Rose being inducted into the Hall of Fame, Amelia Peeps® Island, Dr. Peepers, Chick Magnet,Peeps® jewelry, Peeps® tasty, gooey treats and much more!

 

"Sgt. Peepers Lonely Hearts Club Band"

“Sgt. Peepers Lonely Hearts Club Band”

 

Visitors to this exhibit come from as far as Ethiopia, London, Miami and California. For those who could not get enough or the 2013 exhibit, a blog was created:  cgmspeeps@blogspot.com. All of the exhibits from this year’s show will be added to the blog.

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FlowSource

 

FlowSource, street performers who juggle, use hula hoops (with lights and fire), stilt walk, paint and recite poetry, will be entertaining under tents outside the gallery.  Mulligan’s restaurant, from the Lake Worth Beach Casino, will be under its own tent, outside the gallery, passing out samples of food to Peeps®  visitors.

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Flow Source

 

The public is welcome to submit entries to this fun exhibit.  Contact  Joyce@flamingoclaystudio.org for an entry application.  No exhibit will be turned away.  The Gallery wants as many as possible to join in the fun.

 

ClayGlassMetalStone Cooperative Gallery is sponsored by the Flamingo Clay Studio, a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio and gallery space for three-dimensional artists.  The gallery is located at 15 South J Street in downtown Lake Worth. Hours are Sunday thru Tuesday, 10AM-5PM. Wednesday thru Saturday, 10AM-10PM.   Gallery openings are the first and third Friday of each month from 6-9 PM with many special events in-between.  For information call Joyce Brown-215-205-9441 or  JCLay6@aol.com.  Gallery phone: 561-588-8344.

 

 

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561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call To Artists: Brewhouse Gallery Bringing New Concept to Lake Park

The Brewhouse Gallery is the brainchild of accomplished Palm Beach Gardens artist AJ Brockman and partner Bobby Hodson, who want to reinvent the art gallery model after experiencing firsthand what it’s like to make a living as an artist. Not only do artists get commission-free exhibit space for three months at a time; visitors experience an ever-changing atmosphere of creative expression!  The Rickie Report is pleased to share a Call to Artists as we encourage artists, jewelers and sculptors to read the details. Located at 720 Park Avenue in Lake Park, FL, a late Spring opening is anticipated.

 

 

 

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AJ Brockman and Bobby Hodson are reinventing the concept of what an art gallery can be, after experiencing firsthand what it’s like to make a living as an artist.  They encourage artists of all mediums, jewelers and sculptors to contact them for more information as Brewhouse Gallery anticipates a late Spring, 2014 opening.
They tell The Rickie Report,  “Serving coffee by day and craft beer/wine by night, the Brewhouse Gallery is part eclectic hipster lounge, part modern New York art gallery. It’s a creative space to share ideas, hold meetings, listen to music, browse the art that surrounds you, or just relax with your laptop, a brew, and pretend to work while you browse ridiculous Facebook statuses”.
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AJ goes on to explain more about their concept,   ” What is the number one drawback to a traditional artist co-op? Very little foot traffic which ultimately leads to very little sales. With this model there is a constant draw of foot traffic and nightly events to get people in the door and seeing your work on the walls. Not to mention, people are much more inclined to make impulse buys after loosening up with a glass of wine or a beer. By no means would this be a bar in the traditional sense but more of a public house, creative space, think tank, hang out. 
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•             Huge foot traffic draw with nightly events including open mic night, singer-songwriter acoustic jam sessions, painting classes, creative/inspirational speakers, classic car night, charity poker tournaments, etc.
•             One major event per month, essentially an artist opening, that is heavily promoted and features all of our resident artists and their work.
•             No need to volunteer your time, we handle everything. With a traditional co-op you are required to commit a certain amount of volunteer time to run the gallery. We would handle everything and simply call you if you have made a sale or someone is interested in negotiating.
•             All work will be prescreened and approved. This keeps the subject matter to a high standard and competition from fellow artists to a minimum to reinforce the quality of work that you are being represented with.
•             Want to update your space with a new piece? No problem. You are free to come in and swap out any of your work at any time… as well as inviting others to see your work at our location and scheduling special events of your own.
•             NO COMMISSION! (Minus a small processing fee)
 
The term of rental is for three months and we are already very close to having a waiting list… There are multiple sizes available at different price points to fit every artists needs.”
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The partners add, “Complete with Wi-Fi, and a friendly vibe, the Brewhouse Gallery is your place to relax, socialize, and get somethin’ brewin!”

 

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

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

OSGS Celebrates 1st Anniversary with Public Reception

It’s time to celebrate the 1st anniversary of OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery Studio! For this special milestone, The Rickie Report takes a close look at what makes this gallery such a beacon for art buyers, art lovers and artists alike. In this article we celebrate the artists and the initiatives of owners Evelyn and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla.  Stop by during their Open House! Details and interview are here.

 

 

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OSGS

 

Ortiz Smykla Gallery Studio

 

Invites You to Celebrate

Friday, March 28th   6-9 pm

500 Northwood Road   W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

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Currently on exhibit at OSGS are: Ilene Adams, Dianne Bernstein, Claudia Bloch, Sheree Blum, Marie-Claude Desorcy, Gail Erickson, Luke Gardner, Jeff Green, Henri Louis Hirschfeld, Irene Jalowayski, Helen Kagan, Robin Kimball, Ian Levinson, Lew Mayer, Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Molly Potter, John Rachell, Jim Rigg, Tim Rivers, Julie Roberts, Elayna Toby Singer, Ebba TinWin and Steve Wallace.

 

 

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TRR:   As OSGS celebrates its first anniversary opening in Northwood, can you take us through the process from your initial thoughts to actually opening?

Evelyn:

 

It comes as a surprise to both Jonathon and me that the year has sped by so quickly.  It seems like only yesterday we were contemplating the thought of a gallery and working together on the project.  Where to begin, cost, location, and business plan were all questions we posed to each other and our spouses.  This was, after all, a family affair and one that would impact us all.  Evelyn just hit retirement and Jonathon was at a crossroads with his professional outlook.  This new venture seemed to fit our paths.

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Months prior to my retirement from the 11th Circuit US Court of Appeals kept me very busy with the idea of a gallery.  With a masters degree in Library Science specializing in archives and conservation, I had already worked in a business library as well as corporate, special and university libraries.  I had researched the venture we would be undertaking and knew that selling art would not be easy.

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We both knew that we had something special to contribute to the world of art.  Jonathon holds the masters degree in landscape architecture from Auburn and worked with firms in Montgomery, Atlanta and West Palm Beach.  He also created his own art (painting, rock posters, screen printing and photography), exhibited in several galleries, and accepted commissions (his art even appears on race cars!).   Before becoming a librarian I earned my undergraduate degree in art history from the University of Alabama.  I painted and created fiber arts.  My knowledge of modern art is so extensive that years ago on a visit to the Birmingham Museum of Art I even discovered that one of Rauschenberg’s works was hung the wrong way!

 

 

 

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Showing no fear and only enthusiasm we set forth the task of doing our research on what it takes to run a gallery in today’s market.  With tenacity, love of art, empathy, and courage mixed with fearless wonder we did our leg work.  We read such books as Making It in the Art World: New Approaches to Galleries, Shows, and Raising Money, by Brainard Carey.  We did our literature research by reading articles, looking at multiple business plans and contacting SCORE here in West Palm Beach.  We trained with a custom framer and attended workshops to learn and hone our skills in custom framing.  We visited several different locations, in particular, those that Jonathon felt had the most potential for creative arts and growth.  We joined the Chamber of Commerce and took advantage of the many workshops and lectures as well as opportunities for networking.

 

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Still, art is a hard sell, and takes a lot of creativity and working in tandem with artists and the art community.  So while we located our current location and went about the business of renovating the space, Jonathon went to work on our web page and social media.  I took on the arduous task of getting licenses, security, insurance and tax needs necessary to run a business, as well as teaching myself how to operate an online bookkeeping system.  We did our homework and researched different operating contracts for exhibiting artists before deciding on what we felt would be beneficial to both the artist and us.

 

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Art is not only a ‘hard sell’ but we opened our doors when the economy was (and is still is) suffering from the economic downturn.  The business model we developed has worked for us so far.  We are still a ‘new’ business and it will definitely take more time to establish our roots, but we are on the right path.

 

We started our space with an empty shell that needed a lot of work.  After making a number of renovations and improvements, we designed many floorplans before deciding on a one that worked best for our spatial experience.  Our end result matched our vision within the walls we had.

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Eventually we got to a point where we needed to send out ‘calls to artists’  that may want to exhibit with us.  We have been very fortunate in having talented artists approach us and allow us to exhibit incredibly excellent diverse art.

 

The Rickie Report was crucial in shining a light on our new venture with artists across the Palm Beaches.  That was really an early cornerstone of our success.  Without The Rickie Report we would not have been able to bring talented artists into our gallery in such a short period of time. Those artists provided a lot of feedback and insight that we took seriously and used to help build our vision as well.

 

 

"Irish Beauty" by Diane Bernstein

 

TRR:  How have you integrated into the community?

Jonathon:

The idea of giving back to others is not new to us because we are suddenly business owners.  Our family has always given back in many different ways.  The online art auction we sponsored in February with all proceeds benefitting Place of Hope is a recent example.  Our artists supported us and donated beautiful pieces to the auction.

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Last summer we initiated Bring Your Own Chair Lecture Series (BYOC).  This initiative offers free lectures by our exhibiting artists to the community in order to learn more about art, different mediums/techniques, and what it takes to create, experiment, and have fun with art, either through educational training or self training.  Through BYOC we’ve made art more approachable and not so far fetched to the community.

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ArtSynery was another way we integrated into the community in our first year of business.  Aside from our individual artists and exhibitions, ArtSynergy allowed us to reach beyond the Northwood Village corridor.  We cannot put into words how exciting it was for us to have been a direct part of ArtPalmBeach. That our gallery and our exhibited artists were awarded a prestigious opportunity to exhibit in that art fair!  That was followed by seeing more of our artists represented in the American International Fine Art Fair.

 

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We worked very hard with the other gallery owners in Northwood to reach new goals and to establish Northwood as an art destination for West Palm Beach.   We helped establish the Second Saturday Art Walks as well as our own gallery exhibitions.  Essentially we’re not just juggling our own business affairs but also helping to see that Northwood turns the corner and becomes something better as well.

 

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TRR:  What are the most important things we should know about OSGS?

 

 

  • We are here to share the experience of beauty, creativity and wonder.
  • We hope to bring joy and pride to the community.
  • We are neighbors and friends to all that enter or pass our doors.
  • We want OSGS to be a venue where artists can exhibit their works to further their exposure.
  • We want the community to know that we Custom Frame for the Public!!!  Yes, this is a priority for us as a business because it brings in critical funding for OSGS to stay afloat.  Persons have come in for framing and walked out with art from our gallery.
  • We work hard to find new ways to bring exposure to both OSGS and Northwood Village.  We are a young business and we are trying new things, most of them for the first time.
  • We encourage any artist looking for gallery representation to contact us.  We consider every artist that approaches us.

 

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TRR: What are your goals for the coming year?

 

  •  Slow and steady is our mantra.  We know baby steps is the best way to move forward.
  •  We would like to offer more receptions, continue with our BYOC summer lecture series, continue to offer our assistance to non-profits, and expand our framing business.
  •  We want to continue to work on our gallery and be proud of what we have accomplished together as a team.  
  • We want to connect art with other businesses in Northwood.  Merging food, art, fashion and the like will be the best way to ensure positive growth — make each and every day the best day to shop and dine Northwood.

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TRR:  Is there anything else you want to share with our readers?

 

We come from a long line of service providers, dream makers, and putting others first, so keep an eye on us.

Something to keep an eye on – Our Website!  We are currently revamping our website and hope to launch the new version OSGS 2.0 within the next few weeks!  It will include all you need to know about OSGS and our exhibiting artists but we will also be offering purchasing options on all items currently on exhibit through the website.  www.OSGSart.com

 

 

As always, ‘Like’ us on Facebook and follow each and every step as we grow well into the future.  Stay up-to-date with all of OSGS events.
…And We Custom Frame for the Public!!

We are always looking for artists seeking representation.  Please email us if you are interested.  We have options for exhibition space and reception opportunities.

 

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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291