You Are Invited To “Uncommon Works” Exhibit Opening Reception At Artisans On The Ave

To confine the mind of an artist can be a challenge…and to ask them to create within a specific dimension is even more challenging! Artisans On The Ave welcomes the public to see over 70 works of 6″6″x6″ art that push the boundaries of the artists imagination.  The Opening Reception is free and takes place on Friday, August 7th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and gives you a sneak peek at some of the extraordinary creations!  See you there!






“Un-Common Works”


An Invitational Group Art Exhibit

Opening Reception:

Friday, August 7th   6:00 – 9:00 PM

Open 7 days a week

Monday – Saturday 11 am – 9pm
Sunday 11 am – 6pm

Exhibit Runs August 7 – August 31, 2015

Artisans On The Ave

630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162     or   561-582-3300



“Un-Common Works 6x6x6”! They say good things come in small packages!! Artisans On The Ave proves this through a unique invitational call to artists.  To confine the mind of an artist can be a challenge…and to ask them to create within a specific dimension is even more challenging!


"Ancient Dwelling" by Carol Staub

“Ancient Dwelling” by Carol Staub



Please join us in seeing over 70 works of new art,  6″x6″x6″ ,that push the boundaries of the artists imagination. The artist’s discovery of joy in the reduction of scale enables them to express themselves with change, realizing good things come in small packages.



"Vain" by Edrian Thomidis

“Vain” by Edrian Thomidis



When working on such a small scale it heightens the margin for error and enables the artist to get close to their selected medium.



Painting by Pamela Wynn

Painting by Pamela Wynn


Varied mediums featuring sculpture, bronze, canvas, wood, glass, mixed media and pottery is the choice of the artist. You’ll be impressed with the many talented artists exhibiting their work in our gallery.


Ceramic by Lani Goodrich

Ceramic by Lani Goodrich


All pieces of art will be for sale. While visiting the 6″x6″x6″ exhibition please enjoy our 3 showrooms featuring local artists who are members of our gallery full time.




Painting of Gold Leaf and Paint by Genie Fritchey

Painting of Gold Leaf and Paint by Genie Fritchey




Due to the overwhelming response to this invitational Artisans On The Ave will be hosting another invitational show in the beginning of the new year.

For more information Call:

561-762-8162  or  561-582-3300



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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


What’s New At The Brewhouse?

Join The Brewhouse Gallery in celebrating all of their resident artists on the last Thursday of each month! Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting. This night is completely devoted to our local artists with a meet and greet, creative talks and much more! Everyone who purchases a piece of art (no price minimum) gets a chance for a prize drawing of a $50 gift Certificate to The Brewhouse Gallery. Stick around and enjoy the regularly scheduled open mic night with some great, local, live music, poetry, comedians and more. The Rickie Report shares the details, including the newest GAME NIGHT and their authentic Mexican street food made fresh daily including tacos, nachos, and even vegetarian and vegan options from Tacos Don Pepé!




AJ Brockman: Cofounder – Gallery Curator

561.771.1641 | Facebook |

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






12:00PM – 12:00AM

720 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL 33403





Thursday, July 30th 6 – 9 pm

Sarah Lapierre ° Cynthia Hockaden  ° Francis Lynn ° William King  

 Phil Fung  ° Matt Godwin ° Kevin Goff  ° Craig McInnis  

Emmanuel Gonzales ° Danny Albertson  ° Michael Pucciarelli  

Scott White ° Wendi Willis  ° Joe  ° Craig Dietrich  ° Diane Hutchinson

Tory Miessau






Upcoming Performances by:

Greg Hansson °  Reggie on Saxophone  °Mylo Ranger  °Whiskey Wasps

Tahiti Band  ° Joel Da Silva  °The Inverted ° Slip And The Spin Outs





All motorcycles welcome!

Vintage  motorcycle nights!

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 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 ° Food from Tacos Don Pepé!




Here’s The LineUp*





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!


Wednesday – Trivia Night  7 to 9. Brought to you by Think and Drink Trivia! Now with our new expansion we can accommodate an additional 40 people with a direct speaker output you can hear throughout the entire space for those of you that have been requesting it. This was just listed in the top 50 favorite things to do in all of Palm Beach County by The Palm Beach Post.





Thursday – Open Mic Night  8 to 11 : Join us for our Thursday open mic night hosted by professional comedian Wayne Felber! 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 ? call : 561-771-1641 or 561-469-8930


Ella Herrera

Ella Herrera



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. Food Truck!



Saturday – *FEATURED* : Live Music  8 to 11 : A down south, 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! Food Trucks!






A Sunday Kinda Blues (Unplugged)

Sunday, August 2nd at  2pm


Sunday – *FEATURED*  7 to 10 : We are happy to have Nicholas Caputo every other Sunday for the next few months! He is one of the premier Accordion players in Florida and will be bringing his traditional (and not so traditional) french vibes. Art + Beer + Accordion = WINNING.



Want IN?

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, call AJ Brockman at (561) 771-1641, or email:


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


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, Pepe, at 302.897.1990 or



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




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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


Craft Gallery And Artists In Florida Offer Exciting Encaustic Workshop

Here is your chance to be taught the best techniques of encaustic painting. Learn how to use your photographs, make collages or just paint with the wax. Betty Wilson and Jackee Swinson will teach their different techniques in this 2 day workshop. All materials will be supplied to create a master piece of artwork.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up before the spots are taken!  This is an exciting art form, if you are looking for something new!



JackeeBettyEncaustic Flyer2





For more information:

Betty Wilson 561-585-7744 or Jackee Swinson 561-714-4871

Or email


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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


C & S Bead Show Is Back In Palm Beach Gardens With Free Admission

At C & S Bead Shows you can interact with the people who not only make beautiful jewelry, but often make the beads themselves! If you are not a jewelry-maker yourself looking for supplies, there will be plenty of hand-made pieces of jewelry to choose from! Come and see the newest trends of Fashion Jewelry at their upcoming show in Palm Beach Gardens, July 24,25,26th.  The Rickie Report shares the details in this article. FREE admission, a wealth of ideas and a 3-day show!



C & S Bead Show

Quality Bead Shows

Across South Florida

July 24, 25, 26th,  2015

Friday 10-5 pm

Sat 10-5 pm

Sun 10-4 pm

Palm Beach Gardens, FL


3650 RCA Blvd Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410




Bead Selection!




Robert and Susan Onderlinde, of C & S Bead Shows, are returning to Palm Beach Gardens for a three day event on July 24, 25, 26th. The vendors include jewelry designers, bead manufacturers and dealers direct from world wide wholesalers!  The event takes place at the Amara Shriners 3650 RCA Blvd in Palm Beach Gardens.




Beads and Chains!



Directions:  I-95 Exit #79  – EAST on PGA Blvd.  Take a RIGHT at the GAS STATION.  GO to STOP SIGN and TURN LEFT. GO STRAIGHT 1/2 MILE over the TRACKS. The AMARA STRINERS is on RIGHT SIDE.  GO to the WEST BACK SIDE for entry.




Strands of Beads Plus Read-Made Jewelry!

Strands of Beads Plus Read-Made Jewelry!




Local bead artists will be promoting their handblown, lamp work beads and specialty beads as well as ready-made jewelry! Nationally known bead artists will bring special jewelry kits and fabulous new ideas!



Chains, Pewter and Silver Beads!


The merchandise for sale includes from Pearls, 14K Gold Jewelry, Fashion Jewelry, Gemstones, Seed Beads, Pewter Beads and Findings, Pendants, Magnetic Clasps, Pavé Beads, Findings and much much more!



Jewelry Findings!






AUGUST 28, 29, 30 2015






Multi-Strand Beads!

Multi-Strand Beads!



OCTOBER 23, 24, 25 2015



2140 14TH AVENUE       VERO BEACH FL 32960  





For more information, please contact Robert or Susan Onderlinde at 754-581-6835 or 754-581-6836 or visit or email:



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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


HOT! HOT! HOT! And COOL~COOL~ COOL At Artisans On The Ave

Join Artisans On The Ave Gallery for an evening of COOL ART on a HOT NIGHT! Artisans On The Ave Gallery features many passionate local artists who use the element of fire in their original art creations. Torched sculptures, fused glass, encaustic hot wax, fired ceramics and pottery will all be available. The Rickie Report suggests you Beat The Heat and meet some of the coolest local artists around at this Free event! Receive COOL information on creating art with fire and remember to fill in YOUR page in their Gift Registry!








Friday July 17th, 2015

6 – 9 pm

Free Event

Artisans On The Ave

630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, Florida 33460

561-582-3300 or 561-762-8162

Please join us for an evening of cool art on a hot night, Friday, July 17th from 6 – 9 pm! Artisans On The Ave Gallery features many passionate local artists who use the element of fire in their original art creations. Beat the heat and please join us for this wonderful event and meet some of the coolest local artists around!

Tracy Rosof-Peterson Removing a large ceramic bowl from the kiln

Tracy Rosof-Petersen Removing a large ceramic bowl from the kiln

The technique of Raku pottery happens when art is removed from a gas kiln at around 1800 degrees with gloved hands and tongs lifted from burning flame, dropped into a metal container with combustibles. The glaze crackles from the heat of the flame.

Marcia Barbieri's Fused Glass Plate

Marsha Barbier’s Fused Glass Plate

Ceramic artists form their art using clay and prominent, striking glazes that are fired in a kiln numerous times. Exciting, magnificent colors are produced when glazes are applied to bisque clay, re-fired up to 2300 degrees in a red hot kiln.

Ceramic by Joan Carew

Ceramic by Joan Carew

Encaustic wax is an age old process using hot wax and oils. Hot wax painting involves beeswax to which colored pigments are added and kept molten on a heated palette. After being applied to an absorbent surface, you create an original piece of art. The fun part of encaustic wax is adding mixed media inclusions, photos or any absorbent material. The possibilities are endless.


"Past The Garden Gate"

“Past The Garden Gate”, Encaustic Painting by Lois Barton




A metal artist using a welding torch combines the cool metal pieces to the heat of the torch to create sculptures or functional pieces such as lamps and furniture. Some of our paper artists brandish the edges of their finished assemblages to give them an aged antique look as the heat of the flames burns the edges.


Metal Sculpture by Kelly Dean Manganero

Metal Sculpture by Kelly Dean Manganero


Jewelry artists achieve an individual look in their pieces by using heat. When jewelry is connected together with a soldering tool the heat presses against the cool metal to join the pieces. A different patina is created with flame and various chemicals used make each piece a unique form of art to wear.



Glass Beaded Necklace by Irene Jalowayski

Glass Beaded Necklace by Irene Jalowayski


Artists that work with various woods can create a very different effect with a selected branding or engraving tool. The wood branded with the heat tool will then achieve an interesting design or sometimes a personalized engraving. The finished piece has a special look that compliments the wood used.


"Cool Jazz" Fused Glass by Betty Wilson

“Cool Jazz” Fused Glass by Betty Wilson

Our glass artists use various techniques such as glass formed with the HOT flame of a torch, glass blowing, casting and fused glass in a kiln firing. Fused glass is one of the oldest, sophisticated techniques in hot glass sometimes referred to as “warm glass”. It is an exciting interplay of light and color to look in the glowing red hot kiln and see the soft molten liquid melting together in brilliant form.


Gabriele Kraus' Ceramic Sculpture

Gabriele Kraus’ Ceramic Sculpture

One of the biggest thrills of firing a kiln is fifteen hours later when the artist opens the kiln lid and views the fascinating and extraordinary design that has emerged! Due to the handcrafted nature of many techniques used and the multiple series of kiln firings at temperatures ranging from 1200 to 2300 degrees, this makes ceramics and glass one of a kind art  – where no two pieces are ever alike.



Hand Sculpted Artwork by Mary Ellen Dohrs

Hand Sculpted Artwork by Mary Ellen Dohrs

Please inquire at Artisans On The Ave about our various workshops and techniques to creating your own art.  We offer a variety of classes and workshops that will suit your personal needs.  For more information:


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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


OSGS Presents Free Lecture In Conjunction With Northwood Art Walk

OSGS Gallery continues to offer cool and Free art events this summer with their next BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) Lecture Series. OSGS Works of Art and Custom Framing, located in the heart of Northwood Village, offers these lectures in conjunction with the free Northwood Village ArtWalk Gallery Tours on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Stop by on Saturday, July 11 to meet Pamela Acheson Myers and August 8th with John Rachell. The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details about Pamela Acheson Myers’s newest artwork. You don’t have sign up for the Free ArtWalk tour to attend the Free Lecture. Although, we encourage you to not miss the Free VIP Guided Tour through the many art spaces in Northwood Village! To take the tour, sign up at The OSGS Lectures will begin at the end of the first ArtWalk tour, around 7:30 pm. There are many fabulous restaurants in the area with many of them offering live music, so plan to have a bite to eat or enjoy a glass of wine before or after the lecture.







BYOC Lecture*

*Bring Your Own Chair


Pamela Acheson Myers

Saturday, July 11th

7:30 pm (following FREE Art Walk)






The next BYOC Artist Lecture will happen on Saturday, July 11th (~7:30pm). Stop by OSGS at 500 Northwood Road in W. Palm Beach to meet and hear well-known artist, Pamela Acheson Myers talk about her work and her creative inspirations.  When you see her work in person, you can appreciate the details and textures!



Pamela Acheson Myers' "Under Blue Waters"

Pamela Acheson Myers’ “Under Blue Waters”


Pamela shares some insights with The Rickie Report, ” Intense color has thrilled me for as long as I can remember, whether it appears in a spectacular sunset, or a wildly wallpapered room, or a tropical bird’s brilliant rainbow of feathers.”


Painting by Pamela Acheson Myers

Painting by Pamela Acheson Myers



Pamela goes on to share, “When I was nine, my parents took me to Nantucket Island. The multitude of colors and reflections created by the meeting of land, water, and sky dazzled me. Since then I have had a non-stop love affair with watery vistas and the reflections they create, all over the world, from Newport to the Florida Keys to Venice (Italy) to the fjords of Chile. For me, every one of these views is a magic moment, a natural canvas of colors and reflections existing only in the moment.”



Painting by Pamela Acheson Myers

Painting by Pamela Acheson Myers



“But I don’t always paint landscapes. Many times I simply want to play around with color, experimenting with paints and surfaces. My purely abstract paintings (acrylic on canvas, linen, coated canvas, plastic, paperboard, and paper) are my tribute to the extraordinary nature of color.”


"Caribbean Dreams" by Pamela Acheson Myers

“Caribbean Dreams” by Pamela Acheson Myers



To see more information about Pamela Acheson Myers’ work at OSGS:



Painting by Pamela Acheson Myers

Painting by Pamela Acheson Myers




Art runs in the veins of gallery curators Evelyn and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla. OSGS is the embodiment of their love of art and for sharing the work of talented artists. On any given day, a visit to their gallery sees guests crossing paths with a variety of works in many mediums that include modern-art paintings, sculptures, and home wares. The team also does their own creating inside the studio: custom framing is available with a large number of options for materials, glass, matting, and mounting. The gallery also brings in guest speakers for the Bring Your Own Chair (BYOC) lecture series, whose dates are published on the gallery’s website. The gallery is located at 500 Northwood Road in West Palm Beach.



To register (FREE) for the ArtWalk, here’s the link:

For more information about OSGS please contact :

Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla
OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio
p: 561-833-2223     e:
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The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


Call For ARTISTS, “Love Wins” Art Exhibit Plus PUBLIC Celebration

Rolando Chang Barrero is a mainstay in South Florida’s art community and well known for his energetic/entertaining Boynton Beach Art Walks. He tells The Rickie Report, “We have suspended our scheduled program at the gallery to celebrate the historic landmark SCOTUS decision that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. We are encouraging all artists in all media to participate!”  The Rickie Report shares this CALL TO ARTISTS (DEADLINE: JULY 15thand Invitation to Art lovers and Art patrons to experience what promises to be a celebratory and creative event on Thursday, July 23rd. Visual Artists Performing Artists, Food and Music! All the details are here.


Exhibition and Celebration of #LoveWins

Thursday, July 23, 2015

6-10 PM

ActivistArtistA Gallery 

Boynton Beach Art District

422 West Industrial Avenue     Boynton Beach, Florida 33426



#LoveWins Exhibition



Deadline July 15, 2015

Work must include:   #LoveWins

Visual Artists 2D, 3D, Kinetic (4D)
Performance Art, Sound, Installation, 
Spoken Word, and Dance


  • Up to 3 works of art will be considered
  • Send High Resolution Images ( 300 Dpi )
  • Please write #LoveWins on in notes area!



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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


ARTNADO Invites Local Art Associations And Art-Related Non-Profits To Receive FREE Booth Space- Plus New Artist Discounts

Artistic Synergy Inc., through it’s inaugural show ARTNADO, has established two main goals. The first is to provide a robust indoor environment designed to showcase the artists and their work in ways that cannot be accomplished with the traditional outdoor tent shows. The second is to help promote the arts in Southeast Florida.  The Rickie Report shares the details for Art Associations and Art-Related Non-Profits Organizations to receive FREE 10 x 10 booth spaces. Individual artists who are part of any Non-Profit or Art Association taking booth space will be entitled to a discount on their OWN booth! Artists who have taken part in any Art Marketing Seminar with Rickie Leiter are also eligible for a discount on their own booth space!  Don’t miss  the August 1st cut off for a 15% general discount on other booth spaces! More details will follow about the Student Art Contest.  We remind our readers that ARTNADO and Artistic Synergy Inc. is a different entity from Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach.







 Jack Busa, Chief Creative Executive, is announcing a gift of FREE 10×10 space for all area Art Associations and Art related Non-Profits.  He tells The Rickie Report, “This will enable your organization to inform the public about what you do, in addition to offering membership opportunities and displaying examples of past and current events. Your members will be able to display but not sell their work from your space. Because ARTNADO is already offering the lowest price per square foot for juried art shows, we understand that artists are concerned about their expenses. Therefore, any member of an organization that takes advantage of this offer, will be given a 10% rebate on the price of the exhibition space they choose to display and sell their art.”


Any artists who has taken part in an Art Marketing Seminar involving Rickie Leiter, Publisher of The Rickie Report will be eligible for a 15% rebate on individual booth space.  Fill out the ZAPP and then send a separate email to Artistic Synergy Inc telling them you have been a participant.


Jack explains, “Since all applications need to be submitted through ZAPP there is no provisions for a two-tier pricing structure. Hence a refund check will be issued ARTNADO’s  move-in date on November 13th.”


This offer, when combined with the options of either a 10×10, 10×20 and even a 20×20 “personal gallery” exhibition area, offers an unprecedented exposure for most of the area’s artist.




 In addition, a Student Art Contest will be formally announced soon. If you know  any young artists who would like to get an early start, the information is available on our website



ARTNADO is looking for partners to be Drop-Off Centers for Student Artwork around the County.  Please email or call to make arrangements.  You will be included in future advertising, marketing and promotions!


 For more information send an e-mail to requesting a space and  you will be called to confirm the details.

If you have any questions, please call  561-557-8741 and ask to speak directly to Jack Busa.



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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


The Artist/Gallery Relationship

The relationship between an artist and gallery is a significant one. The Rickie Report hears from both entities, sharing concerns and questions about behavior and standards.  We look at the nuances that may not be spelled out in a contract and more in this article.  This includes 2D , 3D and wearable art.



The Artist/Gallery Relationship



In this article, when we speak of “galleries”, the reader should understand the term to include consignment galleries, vanity galleries, cooperative galleries and traditional galleries.  This also includes outdoor or indoor shows…basically, any place you are exhibiting your artistry.


Notification of Your Acceptance

Great news!  

Your artwork has been accepted to be in an exhibit or show!  

Now what?


Read every word and every page before you sign a contract!



  • Do you understand the contract?


  • If you have a question, has the issuer of the contract been helpful in explaining your concerns?


  • Can you meet the requirements of the contract?


  • Is there something you would like to change in the contract?


  • Is this acceptable to the issuer?


  • If you cannot meet the requirements, it is your obligation to discuss the issues with the gallery or show where your work will be exhibited!


  • Mark down important dates: drop off of artwork, reception and pick up of unsold work and date of expected payment for sold work.


  • If you decide NOT to sign the contract, it is up to you to inform the gallery or show manager!  Being polite and considerate goes a long way…you never know when you may encounter the same players in the art world again.


I’ve Signed A Contract!

What is the first thing you need to do?


  • Employ “Rickie’s Two Foot Rule”!  Share your good news with anyone who comes within 2 feet of you!  This is NOT a time to “sell” but to “celebrate”! Share your passion of creativity with everyone!  


  • Get your publicity and marketing ducks in a row!  Send out press releases to print and email resources ( including The Rickie Report) – DO NOT WAIT until a few weeks before your public reception, grand opening or event to take place.


  • Share your good news in your social media circles and once you have the date (see above), ask THEM to share it with their friends!


  • Has the gallery provided postcards marketing the exhibit or show?


  • Send them out to your client list, giving them plenty of notice so they can attend!  This is an important part of the marketing process. The gallery is counting on you to follow through!  


  • Another thought about sending out postcards: a personal note goes a long way.  Again, it is about the relationship between you and your clients. It is not just about the sale!



Enjoy The Show


Before the exhibit or show opens, touch base with the manager.  What are the gallery’s expectations of the artists during the event?


  • Show up on time!


  • What is the preferred mode of dress?


  • Can you bring a guest?


  • Is there a cover charge for guests and other attendees?


  • Be respectful of the other attendees.  Not everyone is here to see your work. ( We know, this sounds harsh, but we’re trying to be realistic and helpful).


  • Are you expected to make a presentation about your work?  How long will you speak? When will this take place within the reception time frame?


  • Is it OK to hand out business cards?  


  • Can you have your own sign-in book?


  • If you are supposed to bring a beverage or snack to share, check to see what the gallery prefers ( if they always provide a cheese tray, perhaps choosing a different pick-up refreshment is best; have they requested wine or only soft-drinks?)


  • How long are you expected to stay?


  • Different types of galleries call for you knowing information beyond your own work. Have you done your homework and learned a bit about the other exhibitors’ artistry?


  • If someone asks a question and you are unsure of the answer, KNOW who to ask!


  • Do we need to tell you? NEVER speak poorly of another piece of artwork! Everyone has different taste in food, fashion and artwork!


The Party’s Over And So Is The Exhibit

  • Be prompt when picking up your artwork.  


  • Bring a copy of your list of work dropped off with prices.


  • If you have a problem in picking up your work at the specified time, contact the gallery manager immediately.


  • Send a thank you note to the gallery and manager.  Personal relationship, remember?


My Work Sold!  Now What?


  • The contract should specify when you will be paid and how much the gallery will keep as commission.


  • Be aware of the date you should expect payment and stay in touch with the gallery manager.


  • Some galleries cut checks immediately and others only monthly.


  • Does the contract specify if the gallery will tell you who the customer is? 



  • When a non-profit organization asks you for a donation of your artwork, does the contract specify that you will be told who the client is who purchased your work?  The Rickie Report suggests you inquire about this BEFORE signing the contract and possibly adding it in, if it is not mentioned.  It is gracious of you to donate and important for YOUR marketing and art business to know who to add to your client list.



In the very least, the exhibition or show should be added immediately to your website.



You forgot to pick up your work

for over a month… Now what?


  • Go back and read the contract.
  • Some galleries will charge storage fees. Be prepared to pay.  Remember – they have been caretakers of your work.
  • Some galleries will take possession of your work.  They may choose to be benevolent and return your work or they may, according to the contract, sell your work to benefit a charity.


Life Is A Learning Experience


Exhibiting at a gallery or show is a wonderful opportunity for you to share your creativity with the world!  The Rickie Report hopes that these helpful hints make your experiences easier and more productive.


Stay tuned for more marketing strategies in The Rickie Report!



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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420










Learn To Airbrush From The Master, Merril Noel At Jerry’s Artarama

Jerry’s Artarama is well known for their wide variety of art supplies and customer-friendly staff.  Their West Palm Beach store also offers amazing opportunities to learn new art techniques from pros!  The Rickie Report shares an upcoming Airbrush Workshop with Master Airbrush Artist, Merril Noel.  Pre-registration is a must!  We share the details here.





2505 Okeechobee Boulevard ( Suite Q)

West Palm Beach, FL 33409





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Jerry’s Artarama is “The candy store for artists!”

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