Port Salerno Mosaic Studio Moves To Larger Location In Stuart, Offering Special Workshops And Classes

Port Salerno Mosaic Studio, previously located in the Fish House Art Center has moved to bigger headquarters in Downtown Stuart. Diane Concepcion, owner/artist and other instructors will offer classes and specialty workshops, including a Special 2 Day Workshop with Martin Cheek  in February.  Not interested in “making”?  This is the place for you!  Functional as well decorative items are for sale, or can be ordered for commissions. The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos.  It is not too early to make your reservations.   It’s amazing what can be mosaicked!

 

 

 

 

 

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PORT  SALERNO  MOSAIC  STUDIO

 

208 West Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, Fl

732.804.4715

Diane Concepcion 

Asia Booth

Francesco Delorme

 

 

 

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Studio Space for Classes, Workshops and Working On Your Own

 

Shortly after moving in, Diane and Asia threw a ‘Grand Opening celebration” the highlight was a student art show. The many students that enjoy working in the studio over the last three years brought and displayed their artwork . There was plenty of art (purely for art’s sake) but the functional mosaic art…coasters, trays, lazy susans, house numbers…wow! The variety of mosaic art that has been created in the studio over the last 4 years is amazing!

 

Functional Mosaic Artwork

Diane has enhanced her mosaic self-education at the Union Square Art Cooperative in NYC and at the Institute of Mosaic Art, Berkeley CA. She has attended workshops with Martin Cheek, Mireille Swinnen, Michelle Petno and Jeff Halverson (some of the best known local and international mosaic artists). Diane’s portfolio is as varied as the application of mosaic art can be.  She is experienced in stained glass, smelt and picassiette. Diane has applied her art to garden items, upcycled art (mosaicking found items to give them new life), commissions for clients (address plaques, store signs), and has often explored her mosaic artistic voice. 

 

 

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“Not A Transformer” Mosaic by Asia Booth

 

 

 

 

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 “Dragon In A Teacup” by Asia Booth, 3D Mosaic Art

 

 

 

 

Also instructing at the studio is Asia Booth, an award winning mosaic artist of tremendous talent. An avid ‘gamer’, Asia specializes in video game themed art, most of her work features extremely tiny pieces (all hand cut). Asia’s passion for drawing and unique mosaic design is reflected in her art. Her gamer pieces were featured in “A Fractured Perspective” a gallery showing by Luna Mosaics of Orlando. Asia teaches “Intro to Mosaic” and is available during studio hours for students. Asia and Diane recently both placed in the highly competitive Annual McMow Art Glass completion.

 

 

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Mosaic Jewelry Pendants by Francesca Delorme

 

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Mosaic Portrait by Francesca Delorme

Mosaic artist Francesca Delorme is the third resident artist instructor. Francesca, an accomplished art instructor from the Burke Mountain Academy in VT, has a strong background in graphic design, jewelry design and creation, plus the whole gambit of glass arts, including all forms of mosaic. Francesca rounds out the studio’s staff specializing in ‘picasiette’, the art of making mosaic from broken dishes, china and other found items. Francesca will be presenting a series of classes in picasiette and mosaic techniques (such as andamento and opus) this Fall and Winter.

 

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“Pelican” by Diane Concepcion

In the studio you can buy art, order a custom commission or take classes. The very popular ‘Intro to Mosaic’ day-long workshop provides the basics in mosaic techniques and you go home with your 8”x8’ mosaic wall art. ‘Intro workshop’s are conducted several times a month.  You can also take advantage of the ‘Studio Hours’ where you can work on projects at your own pace. There is a reasonable fee for studio hours (which includes use of the tools and materials in the studio).

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“Peacock” by Martin Cheek

VISITING   INSTRUCTORS:

The highlight of the 2017 season will be a 2 day workshop by Martin Cheek, an internationally known mosaic artist. He has been teaching for over 20 years and is the author of several bestselling books. Martin Cheek incorporates his own glass fusions into his mosaic art and will share that process during the 11-12 February workshop at the studio. Details on this workshop can be found on the studio’s Facebook page or by calling Diane.

 

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Special classes by mosaic artists and artists of other disciplines are being scheduled for 2017. Francesca will be presenting an ‘Opus and Andamento Workshop’. Opus and andamento are time honored techniques used in traditional mosaics. Francesca will review traditional applications and introduce a modern approach, discuss tessellation, patterns, negative/positive space and the student will put this instruction into practice on their own project under Francesca’s guidance. This is an excellent opportunity for advanced beginners or intermediate mosaic artists to delve into some of the more advanced techniques of the art.

 
The studio will be participating in the St. Lucie County Rock and Gem Club Show at the Martin County Fairgrounds on October 22-23. They are particularly excited to be featured as the “Artist in Residence” at the Ground Floor Farm of Stuart, where their art will be featured for the months of December and January. The studio will present a special stepping stone workshop during their residency.

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Contact Diane dtc148@yahoo.com

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You can usually find Diane and Asia in the studio Tuesday through Friday from 10:30-4:30pm or every other Saturday (calling in advance is recommended).

Call:  732 804-4715

Check out the studio Facebook page for a look at the artwork being created by Diane, Asia and their students. https://www.facebook.com/PSMosaicStudio

 

 

 

 

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Artists Wanted For LOT 23 Artist Colony In Popular Northwood Village

Northwood Village, one of the trendiest and art-centric neighborhoods in West Palm Beach, could be your new home with the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency’s LOT 23 Artist in Residence program. In partnership with the Center for Creative Education, this program provides apartments at a substantially discounted rate and, in return, resident artists provide community service hours in the form of art education for local residents. Artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply for current vacancies as the WPB CRA is seeking to incorporate additional variety to the educational community classes.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges creatives to attend the Information Program on Friday, November 18th.

 

 

Artists Wanted for Lot 23 Artist Colony

In WPB’s Popular Northwood Village


Vacancies available for artists to rent at a discounted rate in exchange for community service

 

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Northwood Village

 

 

 

Lot 23 Artist in Residence program

Open House:

Friday, November 18 at 6:00 pm

At the Center for Creative Education

 425 24th Street in Northwood Village

Attendees will receive details about the program along with tours of the classrooms, artist studio and apartments, all within walking distance of each other.

 

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“The LOT 23 Artist In Residence program is a unique way to provide cultural opportunities for the community,” said Jon Ward, West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency Executive Director. “Creating a program that not only benefits talented individuals with affordable living arrangements, but also inspires and educates future creators, innovators and artists is a tremendous asset for our community.”

 

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LOT 23

 

 

LOT 23 resident artists can demonstrate their creativity, share their talents and engage community members by creating and teaching classes, special events and art shows. Craig McInnis, a freelance artist with a background in commercial and fine arts, is one of the current resident artists who teaches classes such as Drawing Fundamentals and Acrylic Innovations to students at the Center for Creative Education.

 

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LOT 23 Resident, Craig McInnis Teaching a Class

 

 

“I enjoy the challenge of teaching all skill levels in my favorite mediums,” said McInnis. “The community I live in is important to me and this program allows me to get to know my neighbors and give back by sharing my creative gifts.” In addition to inspiring local students, McInnis also serves as the President of Art Synergy, Art Director for The Event Group, Creative Director for Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds and Theme Set Designer for the South Florida Fair.

 

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An Example of Classes Offered by Residents of LOT 23 at Center For Creative Education

 

 

All classes provided by Lot 23 resident artists are free to the community and held in a variety of venues throughout Northwood Village, Pleasant City and West Palm Beach. There is a diverse mix of classes for both children and adults that offer art opportunities for all skills levels. No registration is needed and all supplies are provided. For a current list of classes visit: http://cceflorida.org/lot-23/.

 

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Northwood Village

 

 

All creative disciplines are welcome to apply for the LOT 23 Artist In Residence program. The Northwood Village apartment units are 2bd/1 bath and rent for $350 per month with 20 hours per month of community service/classes required. The LOT 23 apartments are located at 608 and 610 23rd Street, West Palm Beach. For more information or to apply for one of available units, visit http://cceflorida.org/lot23-artists-in-residence/ or call (561) 805-9927.

 

About the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency:

Nationally recognized as one of the most innovative CRAs in the country, the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) sets the standard for redevelopment through award – winning marketing and branding campaigns, events and attractive business incentive programs. The mission of the CRA is to enhance the viability, long‐term stability and the overall economic health of the Downtown City Center and Northwood Pleasant City districts, the core of the City of West Palm Beach.

For more about the Community Redevelopment Agency, visit: wpb.org/cra

 

 

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561-537-0291

Call For 11th Annual Art Fest On The Green Fine Art And Craft Show Produced By Wellington Art Society

The 11th Annual Art Fest on the Green Fine Art and Fine Craft Show produced by the Wellington Art Society continues its tradition of bringing art and community together to celebrate creativity and artistic excellence.  Proceeds from the show will go to the Wellington Art Society’s Scholarship Fund and other Community Programs.  Art Fest on the Green features local and out of town artists, live music, demonstrations, Children’s Art Activity Tent, food trucks and activities for all ages in a beautiful setting on the green of the Amphitheater.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges emerging as well as established artists and fine crafters to apply!

 

WELLINGTON  ART  SOCIETY

 

 

 

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ANNOUNCES:

 

 

11th Annual Art Fest on the Green in Wellington

January 28 to January 29, 2017

 

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OPEN  FOR  APPLICATIONS NOW!

 

Application Dates: Now through November 15, 2016

Notification Date: December 2, 2016

Application Fee: $35.

 

APPLY HERE:

www.wellingtonartsociety.org

 

Artists will have the opportunity to interact with the public through art demos and booth chats. Live music on the Amphitheater stage, food, and kid’s activities make the festival a fun, interesting, and inspiring experience for everyone.

 

 

This Annual event will be well-publicized by local media reporting, media sponsorships, advertising, and social media. Located in Palm Beach County, Florida, Wellington is home to the Winter Equestrian Festival, International Polo Capital of the world, and a unique destination for seasonal visitors and residents.

 

 

January is the peak season and affluent international visitors and residents of Palm Beach, Martin, and Broward counties fill the event venues in Wellington and return yearly to Art Fest on the Green.

 

 

Wellington offers many exciting dining choices, upscale shopping, and entertainment with a distinctive flair. It is just a short drive to the beach and many outstanding art and cultural attractions.

 

For more information about WAS please visit: www.wellingtonartsociety.org

 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

VSA Florida – Palm Beach County Hosts Annual “Celebration of the Arts” And Everyone Is Invited

VSA Florida – Palm Beach County will host their 20th Annual “Celebration of the Arts” on Friday, August 5, 2016 at the CMAA Therapeutic Recreation Complex in John Prince Park, Lake Worth. The event will feature a variety of artwork created throughout the year in VSA visual art classes and a performance by the “Very Special Actors” Community Theatre Program. Celebrate the many talents of VSA’s artists and actors. Highlights of the evening will include an opportunity to meet the artists and actors and light refreshments provided by Whole Foods. Admission is free. The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

 

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VSA – Florida – Palm Beach County

INVITES  YOU TO:

20th Annual “Celebration of the Arts”

Friday, August 5, 2016

7 – 9 p.m.

Gallery Hours:  Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

CMAA Therapeutic Recreation Complex

In John Prince Park, Lake Worth

FREE  ADMISSION

561-966-7015

2728 Lake Worth Road     Lake Worth, FL 33461

 

 

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Alicia Bunche  “My Better Half”

 

 

 

Holly Teruggi, Visual Arts Program Coordinator tells The Rickie Report,” Our annual show is an opportunity to showcase the talents of our artists, actors, and dancers and admire all of their hard work and accomplishments. We want to teach people in our community about our organization and give the opportunity to experience inclusion in the arts. We are always looking for new artists, instructors, volunteers, committee members, and finally new individuals to serve”.

 

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Laura Maxner  “Serenity”

The mission of VSA Florida – Palm Beach County is to create a society where people with disabilities can learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts. To find out how much fun this creative process can be, contact VSA Florida – Palm Beach County at 561-966-7025 or visit www.vsapbc.com.

 

 

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Multiple Artists from VSA

 

 

 

The 20th Annual Celebration of the Arts features a variety of artwork created throughout the year in VSA visual art classes and performances by our Jazz Dance Group and “Very Special Actors” Community Theatre Program. Highlights of the evening included the opportunity to meet the artists and actors, and delicious refreshments donated by Whole Foods.

 

 

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“Very Special Actors” Community Theater Program

 

 

For more information:

 

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VSA Florida – Palm Beach County
2728 Lake Worth Road
Lake Worth, FL 33461

Phone: (561) 966-7026
Fax: (561) 966-7027
E-mail: hbennettsharp@pbcgov.org
Website: www.vsapbc.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/VSAF.PBC/
Instagram: Follow @vsaflpbc

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

“Sea You Here” At Artisans On The Ave Showcases Multiple Artists In Visual Vacation

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is celebrating a tropical summer with its 40 talented artists. “Sea You Here” is an Exhibition that lets us all reflect on the wonders of the sea and all it has to offer. Meet the Artists at this Free, Open to the Public Reception on Friday, July 15th! Artisans On The Ave Gallery is located in quaint and quirky artistic downtown Lake Worth, nestled among shops and restaurants that are unique and one of a kind. Let the artists take you on a visual vacation as you enjoy the many works of their art in the gallery’s 3 wonderful showrooms.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

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Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue    Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300   561-762-8162

 

 

“SEA YOU HERE”

Opening Reception:

Friday, July 15, 2016
6:00 – 9:00 PM

Meet The Artists

Gallery Hours:
Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

 

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Hand made Ship of Shells by Julie Sylvester

 

 

Gallery Owners, Linda Manganero and Betty Wilson tell The Rickie Report, “Living so close to our beautiful Atlantic Ocean has inspired our artists to create their wonderful original art with the theme and colors of the ocean waters and the blazing heat of the hot summer sun. The artists will take you on a visual vacation as you enjoy the many works of their art in our gallery’s 3 wonderful showrooms”.

 

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Photography by EJ Morales

 

 

 

Photographers EJ Morales and Tammy Seymour capture the secrets of the ocean and its divine mystery. You’ll feel as though you have dived deep into the depths of the cold blue waters and are eye to eye with the wondrous creatures such as century old sea turtles, sharks and fish.

 

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“Whatcha Doin?”, Painting by Tammy Seymour

 

 

Tracy Rosof Petersen adorns her hand built ceramics with clay seashells, seahorses, and starfish that are then glazed in a variety of ocean inspired colors and hues of the sandy beaches. Her imaginary clay mermaids can welcome any fisherman into port. Tracy offers a selection of vases, plates, nightlights, card holders and much more with a tropical inspired theme. They make terrific one of a kind gifts for that memorable occasion.

 

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Nightlight by Tracy Rosof Petersen

 

 

 

Julie Sylvester walks the hot sands of the beach to find unique one of a kind seashells that she turns into sculptures of ships and large vessels, mermaids, lighthouses and coral encrusted beach scenes. Her selection of seashells on beautiful silk twine will adorn your body and make you feel beautiful with a natural sense of wearable art. She turns vintage wooden boxes into works of art for jewelry or purses with ocean-themed images of applied seashells, driftwood, seagrass, and coral. She also creates with the encaustic art technique using applied hot wax or engraving with her wood burning skills to engrave and trim.

 

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Basketry/Ceramic Vessel by Bonnie Bruner

 

 

Bonnie Brunner uses her talents to make unique basketry.  She patiently hand weaves naturally dyed colorful strands of sea grape vines, twigs, and twine which are sometimes combined with hand-built ceramic bases.  Each vessel has a personalized look, as her artistry resembles the waves of the mighty white-tipped ocean crashing against the hot sandy beach. They will make quite a statement sitting in your cottage by the sea.

 

 

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Fused Glass Fish by Betty Wilson

 

Ocean creatures and the hues of neon colored tropical fish come to life within the alluring fused glass created by artist Betty Wilson. The rays of natural light reflect and bounce off the different species of fish she creates with glass.

 

 

Ebba Tinwin wraps beautiful sea glass with wire to create gorgeous jewelry for that special someone (and yourself). She selects the shards of sea glass that have been tossed to the shores of the ocean through the rough waves. She selects her palette of colors and choice of blues, greens, whites, golds, and turquoise and then polishes each one before wrapped in wires of silver and gold.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Herbert Brosky hand carves tropical birds out of found pieces of wood. His amazing talents of come to life in his realistic carvings. A retired dentist, he uses his intricate dental tools to hand carve the details of his artistic birds. He then delicately paints each one to make them come to life. His flamingo wears a beautiful coat of pink and stands perched on stilt legs, while the sea gull’s underbelly shows as if you are standing on the ocean pier watching them fly away. The sand piper sits on a rock of driftwood aged from the salt of the ocean.

 

 

 

For more information please contact:

Artisans On The Ave Gallery Owners, Betty Wilson and Linda Manganaro
www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

 

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

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561-537-0291

“Art Of Association” Is A Feast For The Eyes At Lighthouse ArtCenter In Tequesta

Art Associations from Boca Raton to Vero Beach are participating in this refreshing exhibition at the Lighthouse Art Center, which fosters cross pollination of ideas and practices with 2D and 3D media from fiber arts to fused glass. Let your imagination soar as you view the 6th Annual “Art Of Association” through August 11.  Stop by for the next two Thursday Receptions, July 21 and August 11.  Fast moving presentations will be offered by Pecha Cucha and other representatives of the participating associations.  The Rickie Report shares the details here, with some photos of the award winners and guests. Open to the public, this is an opportunity for everyone to meet representatives of the various associations – is there a new art-related networking organization for you?

 

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373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, FL 

(561) 746-3101

www.LighthouseArts.org

Museum Hours:

Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

 

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Artists’ Talks:

3rd Thursday, July 21

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Closing Reception & Season Preview:

2nd Thursday, August 11

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Cost to view exhibition: Members free; $5 nonmembers ages 13 and up; Saturday admission is free.

As part of the National Blue Star Museum initiative, admission is free through September 5, 2016 to active military and their families with valid military I.D.

Exhibition runs through August 11, 2016

 

 

 

This collaborative exhibition features over 100 talented artists from 16 art associations located in Palm Beach and Martin counties.

• Lighthouse Camera Club
• North County Art Association
• Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association
• Plein Air Palm Beach
• Port St. Lucie Art League
• South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild
• Wellington Art Society
• Women in the Visual Arts
• Art Associates of Martin County
• Artists in Florida
• Fabric and Florals by Choice
• Florida Artists Group
• Studio Art Quilt Association
• Jensen Beach Art League
• Lake Worth Art League
• Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild

 

 

 

 

 

It’s a feast for the eyes as the best work by artists of sixteen art associations, from Miami to Vero Beach, is on display at the Lighthouse ArtCenter. The work was juried and judged, resulting in twenty-two awards presented at the 6th Annual Art of Association exhibition opening reception at the ArtCenter in Tequesta.

 

 

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Roehl Acosta, Best Of Show, ” Florida Wave”

Wellington Art Society with Janeen Mason and Nancy Politsch from LAC

 

Curator Janeen Mason, announced the winners to the capacity crowd that took place at the June 3rd Thursday event and Executive Director, Nancy Politsch presented the awards. Jane Davis Doggett, 2016 inductee into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, Jennifer Elser, CEO of the Elliott Museum and Nancy Politsch, served as the judges.  

 

 

 

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First Place: Watercolor, by Carmen Lagos, “Natures Way of Weaving” (left), “Brisa y Mar #2” (middle), “Hidden Universe #4” (right)

 

 

 

 

Collaboration and cooperation are key to the Art of Association, which showcases 375 original works of art from 186 exhibiting artists. Participating art groups include Art Associates of Martin County, Artists in Florida, Fabric and Florals by Choice, Jensen Beach Art League, Lake Worth Art League, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild, Lighthouse Camera Club, North County Art Association, Palm Beach County Art Teacher’s Association, Plein Air Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie Art League, South Florida Basket & Fiber Guild, Studio Art Quilting Association Pod 7 and Pod 8, Wellington Art Society and Women in the Visual Arts.

 

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A reception guest inspecting 2nd place winner Laurie Snow Hein’s “The Hunters Paradise”

“This is an exhibition in which art lovers and collectors can see, as well as purchase, the best work by members of art associations in our region. There are outstanding pieces of art ranging from representational and abstract paintings to photography, ceramic sculptures and glass work to fiber art,” said Executive Director Nancy Politsch. “The openings, lectures and exhibition this summer also offer the participating artists an opportunity to network, share ideas and expand their horizons.”

 

 

 

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Reception guests under the acrylic painting titled “Going Home” by Gustavo Castillio

 

 

 

 

Winners include:

 


BEST OF SHOW: Roehl Acosta, Wellington Art Society, Title: Florida Wave


SCULPTURE, 3-D ANDJEWELRY
• 1st Place: Nancy Politsch, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artist Guild, Glass, Title: Silver Glow
• 2nd Place: Bill Jones, North County Art Associates, Turned wooden bowl with inlaid turquoise, Title: Southwest Trails
• 3rd Place: Carolyn Austin, North County Art Associates, Hand-Blown Glass, Title: Purple Haze
FIBER ART
• 1st Place: Barbara Watler, Studio Art Quilting Association Pod 7, Quilted Applique, Title: Vibrations
• 2nd Place: Cindy Bartosek, South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild, Eco Print on Silk, Title: Natural Impressions
• 3rd Place: Ellen Anderman, SAQA Pod 8, Quilted Applique, Title: Color My World
• Honorable Mention: Malle Whitaker, South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild, Reed and natural materials on stoneware base, Title: Rebirth
ABSTRACT, MIXED MEDIA, ENCAUSTIC
• 1st Place: Karen Angstadt, Jensen Beach Art League, Ink on Fiber, Title: Puppy Love
• 2nd Place: Lorrie Williamson, Florida Artists Group, Mixed Media, Title: Passion for Life
PAINTING, OIL AND ACRYLIC
• 1st Place: Tonya Witzel, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artist Guild, Oil on Canvas, Title: Portico Reflections
• 2nd Place: Laurie Snow Hein, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artist Guild, Acrylic on Canvas, Title: Hunter’s Paradise
• 3rd place: Kris Davis, Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association, Oil on Canvas, Title: Rhythm
• Honorable Mention: Susan Greeley, Women in the Visual Arts, Acrylic on Canvas, Title: Kingston Road Market
WATERCOLOR AND PASTEL
• 1st Place: Carmen Lagos, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artist Guild, Watercolor, Title: Nature’s Way of Weaving
• 2nd Place: Gustavo Castillio, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artist Guild, Watercolor, Title: Sweetwater for Sale
• 3rd Place: Lynn Morgan, Florida Artists Group, Pastel on Paper, Title: Heaven and Earth
• Honorable Mention: Kathryn Adele Schumacher, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artist Guild, Title: Elephant Walk
PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL
• 1st Place: Barry Schein, Artists in Florida, Photography, Title: Masai One
• 2nd Place: Don Lacy, Lighthouse Camera Club, Photography, Title: December Morning
• 3rd Place: Debbie Rubin, Women in the Visual Arts, Photography, Title: The Barbershop
• Hon Mention: Judy Norton, Lighthouse Camera Club, Photography, Title: Red Dragonfly

 

 

ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER
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The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported 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. The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum is located at 373 Tequesta Drive and the School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For exhibition or Museum information please call (561) 746-3101 or visit www.LighthouseArts.org.

 

 

 

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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

1st Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival Call To Artists Produced By Armory Art Center

Artists are invited to participate in the 1st Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival produced by the Armory Art Center on December 3rd and 4th. This will feature local and out-of-town artists, live music, demonstrations, food trucks, and activities for all ages. This event will be well-publicized by local media reporting, media sponsorships, advertising, and social media. Scheduled at the perfect time for holiday shopping, vendors will reach affluent Palm Beach and Broward County residents, plus engage our large seasonal tourist population.  This Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to apply now!  ART LOVERS: Mark these dates on your calendars now!

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue    W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

1st Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival

Saturday, December 3

Sunday, December 4

10 am – 5 pm

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Festival Activities:

Fine Art
Crafts
Jewelry
Ceramics
Kid’s Activities
Food
Entertainment
Demonstrations

 

 

The campus hosts space for 180 10’x10’ tents throughout the Armory’s sprawling campus.

 

Tents will be located outdoors in the courtyard, in the front parking lot, and in Montgomery Hall which is inside the Armory Art Center’s historic art deco building.

 

The Armory Art Center is on the south end of Howard Park within walking distance of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the Palm Beach Convention Center, Hilton West Palm Beach, and CityPlace—a premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination.
Artists will have the opportunity to interact with the public through art demos and booth chats. Live music, food, and kid’s activities make the festival a perfect experience for all.
Set up is on Friday, December 2nd. Artists parking will be available.

To participate go to www.westpalmbeachartsfestival.com

 

 

 

  •  Submit three jpegs of the artwork you plan to sell along with your application.
  •  There is a $25 artist application fee until November 25, 2016
  •  $35 late deadline fee between November 26 and December 1, 2016.
  •  Booths are 10’x10’ for the premiere year special price of $125 each.
  • After acceptance into the festival, instructions for booth payment will be provided. Booth fees will be due within three weeks after acceptance until November 4th and due immediately after acceptance after November 4th.
  • Tent Requirements: Tents must be 10’x10’ and made to withstand wind and rain. The tent color must be white to remain consistent with event standards. Recommended brands are Light Done, Show Off, and Flourish.
  • There is a minimum of 50 lbs. of weight per corner required to meet quality standards.
    Tent Rental: “Tents 4 Events” is offering tents for rent with set-up and breakdown included. Please log on to www.Tents4Events.us or call 954-675-7634 directly to setup your tent rental.

 

 

 

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. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

 

 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

“Created By The Hands Of Man” Group Exhibition Opens June 17th At Artisans On The Ave

Artisans On The Ave presents, “Created By The Hands Of Man”, a group exhibit celebrating the artistry of its male artists, who, with determination, share the vision of their talented hands. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of creations by Robert Ben Kline, Howard Fleischer, Carl Schneider, Robert Hunter, Herbert Weintraub and EJ Morales.  What a great opportunity to shop for one-of-a-kind gifts for Father’s Day, Graduations and Wedding Gifts! Stop by this Free Reception and meet the artists!

 

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue    Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300

 

You Are Invited To:

“Created by The Hands of Man”

Opening Reception:

Friday, June 17, 2016

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Meet The Artists!

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9 am – 7 pm

 

 

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300

 

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Hand carved Pens and Corkscrew by Howard Fleischer

 

These male artists create with the determined focus of their vision and the strength of their talented hands. A potter uses a gentle touch to form his clay and molds it into a perfectly formed vase or bowl. The piece is finished after he decides on a glazing color from a vast spectrum of choices and then goes in the kiln to be fired.

 

 

 

 

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Original Fine Art by  Herbert Weintraub

 

 

The painter is inspired by his surroundings and dreams that dance in his head in an abstract manner. He then gently or boldly holds his brush and applies the strokes to his choice of canvas, paper or other mediums. The photographer holds the camera with his hands and sees the images through his eyes and then transfers them onto a selected background.  The poet and writer grips the pen as the words flow to the paper, grabbing the reader’s attention and taking them to a distant place as their eyes read his thoughts. The pen was made by the artist’s creative hands.

 

 

 

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Photography by EJ Morales

 

The artist who makes one of a kind wearable art such as jewelry or fiber pieces  uses his hands with precision to make his art, sometimes applying jewels and gems. The powerful touch of the artist can turn steel into sculpture with the torch and fire used to sculpt raw beams into works of art. His strong hands work as he welds together heavy pieces that can also transform found objects into functional art, such as mirrors and lamps.

 

 

 

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Hand carved bowl by Carl Schneider

 

The woodworker carves works of beauty from the bare pieces of a tree limbs or trunk that was be found in the woods or given to him by friends. His hands touch the sometimes exotic patterns and grains and he foresees the object it will become. His hands grip the tools to make intricate designs. The hands of the wood-turner work combine with the wood on a lathe and the raw wood transforms into an object of beauty. The scars and lines on the artist’s hands reveal the true passion and struggles which allow each of us to enjoy and be thankful for his artistry.

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave Gallery 

Proudly Exhibits the Creations of these talented artists:

 

 

HOWARD FLEISCHER

 

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Hand carved wood pens, bottle cap removers, cork screws, letter openers

 

Howard Fleischer is passionate about his art which involves working with beautiful pieces of wood. Each piece has one of a kind grains that are visible on its surfaces. He enjoys making one of a kind exotic crafting pens, letter openers, wine stoppers and corkscrews. Each one is original and handmade. These functional pieces are sure to make great gifts to that special someone or yourself!

 

 

CARL SCHNEIDER

 

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“Peacock” Wood turned Vessel by Carl Schneider

 

Teacher of wood turning and award winning artist, Carl Schneider began woodturning in 1997. Carl is gratified by creating many types of pieces, enhancing the natural character of wood and experimenting with texturing, carving and coloring. He loves collaborating with Mother Nature to create useful and beautiful objects from wood. As someone said these objects combine the “art of nature and the nature of the artist”. Carl shares, “After trees are cut down for various reasons I extend their lives by creating useful and beautiful objects that people will enjoy forever”.

 

ROBERT HUNTER

 

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Exotic Hand made Wood cutting boards by Robert Hunter

 

 

 

As a young boy, Robert started woodworking. It was under  his father’s guidance this that he learned the disciplines of this fine craft… Not to rush the work and work with the wood. Let the wood tell you what you have to do,” Robert of  Blu Paw Woodworking, tells us.  “I still use the lessons I learned long ago and today rely heavily on grains and colors in my work. Whether it be a cutting board or a coffee table, these grains and colors are my focus. I am fascinated with what causes the different patterns to occur in the woods; from wind or rain; too much or too little sun or tiny insects that boar the holes that cause the streaks in Ambrosia Maple. With the exotic woods I work with, each piece is always one of a kind. I will always be surprised by what I find under the bark of a tree and how it will lend itself to the beauty of that creation”.

 

 

HERBERT WEINTRAUB

 

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Rural winter scene by Herbert Weintraub

 

 

 

Herbert Weintraub has built a reputation for being one of the top-rated artists in his field. His work represents New York City as it was in the middle part of the 20th century, as well as rural landscapes and seascapes of some of our country’s most beautiful surroundings. Through his use of oil and acrylics, Herbert prides himself in creating collectible original paintings. Each work draws from a rich history of his personal experiences and tours throughout the United States. Herbert Weintraub studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He holds numerous art awards. His work adorns the walls of many large well known corporate office buildings throughout the nation. His work is collected by many which include sports journalists, Hollywood actors and actresses, rock stars and politicians, among others.

 

EJ  MORALES

 

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Undersea Memorabilia, Photography by EJ Morales

 

To EJ Morales, the camera is a unique window to the world he sees; a filter, if you will…. Its magic enables him to share his vision with others. Often literal, his photography carries an abstract flavor seeking to convey emotional meaning. EJ has  been taking photographs from a very early age. His work has evolved and ranges from merely documenting the literal to more sublime pursuits. He covers subjects from wildlife both above and below the water as well as land/cityscapes, all the while endeavoring to imprint the images with his own unique artistic flavor.

 

 

ROBERT BEN KLINE

 

 

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Exotic Dog Sculpture by Robert ben Kline

 

Robert has worked in clay for nearly 20 years. His work is comical, humorous, and perhaps a tad absurd. An exotic dancing dog in a “gentleman’s club” for dogs, no less! A Harley-Davidson unicycle! A giant apple with an equally giant worm, having a rather human face! He mixes a variety of techniques, from wheel thrown to hand building to sculpture. He is forever exploring new subject matter, so that his first pieces in a subject may be straight forward… and as it evolves, his artistic voice comes through. Something will look off kilter; that strange pose… The person is part of a bicycle…Something is different… Something seems slightly odd… After all, this is art, not a mere replication of life!

 

 

 

When you visit the 3 showrooms within our gallery you will be amazed at the selection of exquisite art handcrafted by 40 local artists.

Visit Artisans On The Ave for Opening Night, enjoy an evening of fun and meet the artists!!!

 

For more information please contact:

Artisans On The Ave Gallery
Owners
Betty Wilson
Linda Manganaro

561-762-8162
561-582-3300

www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

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

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Art On Park Offers Classes And Workshops For Youths And Adults

Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC) offers gallery exhibits as well as numerous classes at Art On Park Gallery in Lake Park, FL.  Enjoy the FREE monthly Collage Workshop, various paid painting classes for adults and craft related events for children.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up now!  Plus, don’t miss the current exhibit , showcasing internationally and nationally renown artists who happen to live in Palm Beach County!

 

 

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Art On Park Gallery

800 Park Ave. Lake Park, FL 33403

 

CLASSES

FREE Collage Class

Saturday, May 28

Saturday, June 25

1:00 pm

All ages welcome. We supply all materials. Take home what you make.

 

 

Painting Transparent Objects Workshop

Saturday, June 4

Painting transparent objects can sometimes be tricky, especially for a beginner. Learn the three characteristics of creating the illusion of transparency with an opaque medium like oil and acrylic.
Medium: Oil or Acrylic

 

 

 

SUNDAYS:

11:00am – 12:00pm

Sunday, June 5 This week’s project: Making a Father’s Day Card
Sundays, June 12 & 19 – no class – on vacation!
Sunday, June 26 This week’s project: Making a Collage

 

 

Mom (or Dad) & Me: Parents & Kids Art & Craft Hour 
(Grandma, Grandpa, Aunty or Uncle are welcome)

Parent/Guardian MUST RSVP 561 507 4527 $25.00 per pair – all materials included

A fun creative activity to do together with your child, grandchild, niece or nephew (4-9 years). Take home projects that your child will not only learn from by creating, but be proud to say he or she made.

 

 

Color Workshop

 

 

Wednesday, June 8 

12:30pm – 3:30pm

Students MUST pre-register in advance 561 507 4527 $35.00

This workshop is for you if you’ve ever wanted to better understand color and how you can use it in your paintings and drawings from literal representations, to its symbolic use. Understand how colors can affect each other and use these effects to create depth, mood and visual balance in your art. Bring your materials (paints or colored pencils and canvas or papers) for your chosen medium.
Medium: Oil, Acrylic or Watercolor

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY CLASSES:

Friday June 10th

Young at Art Night

6:00pm – 8:30pm

Bring a drink or snack

MUST RSVP 561 507 4527

$35.00 all materials provided

Come relax and explore with guided instruction for a creative adventure in painting, mandala making, hand-building with clay, pottery, mosaic making etc. Bring an edible or potable treat and take home a work of art made by you.

This week’s project: Visit the `events’ page at www.littlefirestudios.info for more info.

 

 

 

Painting Sunsets Workshop

Saturday, June 25

Learn to paint beautiful sunsets from the simple yellow-orange horizons to the more picturesque skies with fiery crimsons to cool blues and purples with dramatic clouds.
Medium: Oil or Acrylic

 

For more information about APBC and Art On Park please visit:

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Popular Memorial Day Weekend Craft Festival Returns To Delray Beach Tennis Center

Stop by the 19th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival and meet some of the newest artists and crafters on the scene!  Enjoy original crafts, unique gift items, functional art, decorative art and explore the Green Market over Memorial Day Weekend. Take advantage of the Free admission on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29th with easy access parking.  The Rickie Report shares the details and focuses on the intricate handmade jewelry of Holly Merton and the sensual bath accessories of Eyra Caldera.

 

 

 

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19th Annual

Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival

 
May 28 – 29, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Delray Beach Tennis Center in Downtown Delray Beach

 Atlantic Avenue & SW 3rd Avenue

Navigational Address:

201 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444

 
To Support the Arts, the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority and the Local Economy

 
Free and open to the public

 

 

 

 

 

The 19th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival returns to the Delray Beach Tennis Center Memorial Day Weekend, May 28 – 29, 2016. An eclectic array of unique works of art and handmade crafts will be on display and for sale as well as affordable gift items priced to suit all budgets. The 150 nationally recognized artists and crafters showcased during the event welcome the opportunity to discuss their work and artistic techniques. A Green Market will offer exotic plants and orchids, body products, gourmet spices, jams, dips, spreads and much more. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

 

 

 

INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts
  • Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 150 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Green Market offering a wide variety of quality plants, dips and gourmet items
  • Variety of craft media including: folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft and stained glass

 

 

EYRA  CALDER

 

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“Handcrafted natural soaps are one way of protecting our self from harsh chemicals that contaminate our bodies and our precious environment not because of their handcrafted nature but because of the carefully selected natural and bio degradable ingredients ……our product’s superiority comes from small batch production which enables us small cottage producers control the quality of our products with our own hands and eyes.”

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HOLLY  MERTON

 

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Holly Merton’s jewelry designs speak volumes about her artistry and patience.  You can see by these few examples of her work, that Holly’s  expertise with wire wrapping, viking weave and finding just the right stone for the best possible setting is held in high regard.

 

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For more information:

http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/19th-annual-downtown-delray-beach-craft-festival

https://www.facebook.com/events/385936768269675/

 

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

 

 

 

For additional information on the 19th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291