Fish House Art Center-Working Artists’ Studios Located on the Manatee Pocket Waterfront of Florida’s Treasure Coast

The Fish House Art Center is “home” to seven resident artists’ studios that include , Port Salerno Mosaic Studio, Sally Eckman Roberts, Billy Salesnick Fine Art, The Aya Fiber Studio Silk Life Studio, Elizabeth Esther Kelly Weaving Studio and Havana Beads . The Fish House is also home to where you can sip your favorite beverage and hear live music overlooking the beautiful Manatee Pocket.  The resident artists work in their studios year round. Most artists are available Tuesday- Saturday and beginning Friday, November 7th all the studios and Gallery will be open on Friday Nights until 9:00 pm. The public is welcome to watch them work and purchase their creations. Art Gumbo, an art and craft Gallery, sits at the front of the Fish House, featuring local artists’ work in painting, sculpture, glass, textiles, pottery, photography, jewelry, and giftware. The Rickie Report knows you will enjoy visiting this area and exploring the artist’s studios.  Details are here.

 

Port Salerno Mosaic Studio

 

 

 

 

 

Fish House Art Center

Invites You

Open Studios and Gallery Tour

 

Studios are Open on Fridays from 1:00 – 9:00 pm

 

Friday, November 7th 

(Continuing Weekly)

4745 SE Desoto Ave     Stuart, Fl 34997

(located in Manatee Pocket, Port Salerno)

 

 

 

 

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The Fish House Art Center is located on the site of one of the last operating commercial fish houses on Florida’s east coast on the scenic Manatee Pocket waterfront in the historic fishing village of Port Salerno, Florida, just 5 miles south of downtown Stuart. It sits at the end of Salerno Road, east of Dixie Highway (A1A).

 

 

 

 

The Fish House Art Center is “home” to seven resident artists’ studios that include , Port Salerno Mosaic Studio, Sally Eckman Roberts, Billy Salesnick Fine Art, The Aya Fiber Studio, Silk Life Studio, Elizabeth Esther Kelly Weaving Studio and Havana Beads . The Fish House is also home to where you can sip your favorite beverage and hear live music overlooking the beautiful Manatee Pocket. You can also take classes with some of our artists. Come for a class then dine at one of the five restaurants all within easy walking distance of The Art Center. Please visit the artist’s websites to inquire about the classes offered.

The resident artists work in their studios year round. Most artists are available Tuesday- Saturday and beginning Friday, November 7th all the studios and Gallery will be open on Friday Nights until 9:00 pm. The public is welcome to watch them work and purchase their creations. Art Gumbo, an art and craft gallery, sits at the front of the Fish House, featuring local artists’ work in painting, sculpture, glass, textiles, pottery, photography, jewelry, and giftware.

 

 

Billy Selesnick Studio

Billy Selesnick Studio

 

 

Billy Selesnick

 

William Selesnick is a renowned artist, cinematographer, author and world traveler who studied under master artists in Paris. He has had studios in New York City, New Hope, PA, Key West and Woodstock, NY. Completing his Key West Series after a seven year residency on the island, Billy relocated his studio to Palm Beach, Florida and then to The Fish House Art Center in Port Salerno. His eclectic art, including murals, oil paintings and pastels are displayed in homes, galleries and establishments around the world. His 40 years of work encompasses images inspired by journeys to Negril, Jamaica, Rio de Janeiro, France, Israel and Egypt. Selesnick’s output ranges from prestigious murals to commissions creating Trompe L’oeil Interiors. He also wrote and directed a number of successful documentaries that have been acquired by PBS. Wherever Billy has lived, his art has left an indelible mark on the community.

 

 

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Loom at Elizabeth Kelly' Studio

Loom at Elizabeth Esther Kelly’ Studio

 

 

Elizabeth Esther Kelly

Weaving & Mixed Media Artist

Life long multi media artist Elizabeth Esther Kelly is weaving beautiful scarves and wraps on a four harness wooden loom, and the process is fascinating and fun to watch. Elizabeth views the art of weaving as the perfect metaphor to demonstrate the interconnectedness of life and the cultivation of compassion through artistic expression. Author, illustrator, designer, painting & textile restorer, Elizabeth’s passion for her work extends to the preservation of the cultural heritage of the Tibetans: nomadic people of the Himalayan region whose lives fully integrated many art forms, among them weaving.

 

Elizabeth and her Corgi, Chrissie invite you to visit her studio/gallery, named ‘Gateway to Tibet’ and see her latest works. There you will also find her personal collection of Tibetan Sacred Arts, jewelry, incense and other items that support meditation. Feel free to email any questions re: schedule, prices & requests.

 

elizabeth@gatewaytotibet.com
www.gatewaytotibet.com
www.gatewaytotibet.blogspot.com
You Tube Channel: elizamas

 

Havana Beads

Havana Beads

 

 

 

Raida Disbrow- Havana Beads

Lampwork Glass Artist & Jewelry Designer

Raida Disbrow is a full time Lampwork (Glass) Artist, and owner of Havana Beads, LLC. She began lampworking in 2005 when she couldn’t find specific colors and designs for her artisan jewelry work. Lampworking is the process of melting glass rods with a torch and creating on a mandrel small works of art. These pieces are decorated with thinner stringer pieces of glass and when completed are kiln annealed for strength and durability. Raida has a great love for nature and therefore frequently incorporates elements in her beads and Artisan Jewelry.

 

 

Havanabeads@yahoo.com
Havanabeads.etsy.com (Bead Sales)
Gentlewinddesigns.etsy.com ( Jewelry Sales)
Havanabeads.blogspot.com

 

 

Sally Eckman Roberts

Sally Eckman Roberts

 

 

 

Sally Eckman Roberts

Home Decor Illustration & Licensing

 

Sally Eckman Roberts is one of the most prolific and successful artist/designers working today in the creation and development of new products for the gift and home decor industries.  Combining her knowledge of design and her talents as an illustrator, Sally creates beautifully detailed images depicting nature in a traditional manner with a contemporary feel. Using watercolor and pencil, and through her delicate blending of rich color, intricate patterns and distinctive borders, Sally’s designs reveal art and nature are one. While her inspiration comes from nature and natural objects, her look is current and trend driven.

 

Sally’s interest in art began as a child growing up in Indiana. After completing her BFA in painting from Miami University in Ohio, Sally gained commercial experience as an illustrator and creative director in design and corporate marketing in Indianapolis. After having two children, and wanting to go out on her own, she created the licensing and marketing division of her own business, Painted Pears.

 

Contact: 317-590-6687
www.sallyeckmanroberts.com
paintpears@aol.com

 

 

 

 

Silk Life Studio

Silk Life Studio

 

Lora Yakimov- Silk Life Studio

 

 

“Art and Creativity have been woven into my life from early childhood. My mother and I would make projects together that were of a practical nature but also fun and creative. This practical aspect continued as we raised four children and encouraged their interests. My art has most often involved fabric and fiber with clothing, quilting, weaving and the needle arts. Recently, I have turned to silk because of its variety of weaves and the rich colors of the dyes. I have been a teacher most of my life and I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for painting on silk with others.”  Visit Silk Life Studio!  Studio F

 

https://sites.google.com/site/silklife7/home
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Silk-Life/298508396853931

 

 

 

Aya Fiber Studio

Aya Fiber Studio

 

Suzanne Connors- Aya Fiber Studio

 

“I call myself a fiber artist. I love art and I have always enjoyed making art. I have tried many different mediums but always return to fiber and textile art. I am a seamstress and a designer and I have always been intrigued by textiles; and especially if the fiber has a beautiful texture that makes you want to reach out and touch it! I love layering color and combining different tactile fibers.”
The Aya Fiber Studio is a working fiber studio that produces hand dyed indigo shibori fabrics that are made into art-to-wear and home fashion items. The studio offers workshops in shibori, indigo and marbling techniques.

 

http://www.ayafiberstudio.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aya-Fiber-Studio/122713737758995
contact: Suzanne Connors 336-693-4606 ayafiberstudio@gmail.com

 

 

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Artists Association of Jupiter Presents: “The Art of Giving”

The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents: “The Art of Giving”, a collection of artworks sure to be satisfying to your eye while helping to satisfy hunger in Palm Beach County. This event will be held on Wednesday November 12, 2014 in Jupiter. Enjoy a wine and cheese reception while browsing this Art Exhibit and Sale full of artistic creations in a variety of mediums.  Emerging artist, Gabriella Perez’s paintings and photography will be on display.  A portion of proceeds from sales as well as a 50/50 Raffle will benefit The Bill Brooks Food for Families. Entry fee is a donation of non-perishable foods as well as monetary donations. In return you will receive a chance ticket to win a custom piece of glass art for your donations. The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos from last month’s reception.

 

 

Artists Association of Jupiter

&

A Unique Art Gallery

 

Present:

“The Art of Giving”

Featuring the Artwork of

Gabriella Perez

Opening Reception:

Wednesday, November 12th

5:30- 7:30 pm

A Portion of Proceeds of Sales Benefits:

Bill Brooks Food for Families

226 Center Street    Suite 8    Jupiter, FL 33458

561-529-2748

 

 

 

Bill Brooks’ Food for Families is a food drive organized by WPTV News Channel 5 aimed at helping less fortunate people in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.  This deserving organization is named in honor of former WPTV Vice President and General Manager, Bill Brooks. Brooks was General Manager at WPTV from 1981-1998. He died after a battle with cancer.

 

This Hand etched Glass Art piece is the November Raffle Item

This Hand etched Glass Art piece is the November Raffle Item

 

 

Unique Glass Art will be featuring the works of emerging artist Gabriella Perez. Gabby is a professional photographer and creative director currently living in South Florida. Her passion for art and photography developed early on in life.

 

Image by Gabriella Perez

Image by Gabriella Perez

 

 

 

Her skills and technical abilities have been polished by several years of experience in the photography industry and also by working side by side with top photographers in the commercial arena. Gabby is a self-taught painter and has begun creating colorful abstract acrylic pieces that are emotionally charged, a reflection of the self and the ever changing, dynamic external world.

 

Artist, David and raffle winners Susan Oakes (Left) and Jane Saull (Right) from October, 2014

Artist, David Kraft (Center) and raffle winners Susan Oakes (Left) and Jane Saull (Right) from October, 2014

 

The Artists Association of Jupiter is a collaboration of artists who work together to promote the awareness of art and education to the community and surrounding counties. Its venue, A Unique Art Gallery, opened its doors in June of 2010.  

 

 

Featured Artist, David Kane and Director of PACE Center for Girls Speaking with Art Patron, October, 2014

Featured Artist, David Kraft and Director of PACE Center for Girls Speaking with Art Patrons, October, 2014

 

 

 

The gallery is staffed and operated with the help of volunteer gallery artists. Each month on the second Wednesday, the Gallery hosts special exhibits with a wine and cheese reception. We feature one or more of our artists with a portion of all sales benefiting different local charities.

 

Learn more about the organization, its artists and programs on the Association’s website,www.artistsassociationofjupiter.com

 

 

Stroll between the two galleries and enjoy a feast for your eyes while helping to create a feast for other with your donations and purchases. Unique Glass Art has been serving South Florida since 1986 specializing in custom glass etching and carvings for residential, commercial and yachts. Visit them on the web at www.uniqueglassart.com

For more information on this event call or email the Gallery at 561-529-2748 or info@artistsassociationofjupiter.com

 

For more information about Gabby Perez’s work please call 954-303-6235 or visit www.emagenphotography.com or email her at  info@emagenphotography.com

 

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Armory Art Center Offers Special Tour of Art Basel PLUS New Class Sessions and Courses

The Armory Art Center makes it easy for art enthusiasts to attend Art Miami and Art Basel, offering transportation, two different types of tours ( one self-guided and another curator-guided).  In addition, their new semester of classes is available for sign-up.  The Rickie Report shares the details here. 

 

 

 

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New Courses/ Adult Education

Opportunities

 

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Links to the new session catalog http://www.armoryart.org/adult

Link to new courses http://www.armoryart.org/new-courses

 

 

 

 

 

Art Basel- Art Miami, 2014

 

 

Photo Courtesy of Art Basel

Photo Courtesy of Art Basel

 

Join the Armory Art Center as we explore the 2014, Art Basel – Art Miami fair on Friday, December 5th, during art week in fabulous Miami. Connect with new and old friends of the Armory Art Center without the hassle of traffic and parking. Travel with one of our friendly staff in the comfort of a luxurious charter bus equipped with reclining seats, lavatory, TV monitors, and Wi-Fi.

 

 

EXCURSION INCLUDES:

 

Round trip bus transportation from the Armory to Miami Beach
Admission to TWO shows – Art Basel-Miami Beach and Art Miami

- Art Miami, located in the renowned Wynwood Arts District, is one of the most important annual contemporary art events in the United States; showcasing the most important artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries.

- Art Basel boasts the world’s premier modern and contemporary art shows, featuring works from world-renowned artists.

PRICING:

 

Sale price: $80 per person through November 5th
Full price: $100 per person November 5th through November 19th
Sale ends November 19th at 4:00pm

 

ITINERARY:

Friday, December 5th, meet at Armory Art Center’s parking lot at 9:30 a.m.

The bus will depart at 10:00 a.m. sharp!

Arrive at Art Miami at 11:15 a.m.

Departs Art Miami at 2:30 p.m.

Arrive at Art Basel at 2:45 p.m.
Departs Art Basel at 7:00 p.m., returning to the Armory Art Center at approximately at 8:15 p.m.
* Please notify us if you are disabled and require special assistance.

Reserve your seat today as seating is very limited!

 

 

A DON’T MISS ADD-ON:

 

Guided tour of Art Basel and Art Miami fairs:

 

Join New York-based artist, curator and critic, Kara L. Rooney* and the Armory Art Center for a personally guided tour of the 2014 Art Basel & Art Miami fairs on Friday, December 5th. Kara will give a 75-minute tour at Art Miami and a 90-minute tour at Art Basel of the hottest new galleries, artists and curators and will address the under-representation of women artists in the contemporary museum and gallery scene.

 

 

Cost for the guided tour is $60 and participation will be capped at 25 people.

Sign up before it fills – the final deadline to sign up is November 14th.

 

This is an add-on event and is independent from the Armory Bus Excursion. You can sign up for the guided tour whether you are on the excursion or not. The Bus Excursion is non-refundable, the guided tour will run with a minimum of 18 people.

 

* Kara is an internationally recognized artist, writer and curator. She is a regular contributor to Art in America, Hyperallergic, and The Brooklyn Rail, for whom she is a Managing Art Editor. Most recently, Rooney curated an exhibition of the post-war German artist, Joseph Beuys’ late work, and interviewed artist Kara Walker on her blockbuster installation at the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn. Her interview with the painter Luc Tuymans, originally conducted for AiA, was included in the artist’s 2014 monograph, Luc Tuymans: On & By, published by Whitechapel Gallery in London. Rooney’s visual work has been exhibited at Driscoll Babcock Gallery, NY; A.I.R. Gallery, NY; Shoshana Wayne Gallery, CA; the Chelsea Art Museum, NY; the Montclair Art Museum, NJ; The International Women’s Museum, CA; and the Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey.

 

For more information about Art Basel please visit:

http://www.armoryart.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=events.details&content_id=167

 

 

 

About the Armory Art Center:

 

The mission of the Armory Art center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. Its vision is to be recognized as providing a premier art center for both creating and viewing art. The Armory is a high-quality visual art school and exhibition center. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more!

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

 

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Jean “Notewell” Gibson Williams Exhibits at North Palm Beach Fall Fair and Port St. Lucie

The Rickie Report has been watching as artist, Jean “Notewell” Gibson Williams continues to emerge as an artist and author.  Most recently, she was guest speaker at the Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs, NY.  She will be appearing at two local venues in November.  The Rickie Report shares the details and suggests you stop by as she offers her special book, photography, embellished gifts and perfume.

 

 

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Jean “Notewell” Gibson Williams

 

 

 

Saturday, November 1st

North Palm Beach Community Center

1200 Prosperity Farms Rd.  North Palm Beach, FL

9 am – 4 pm

 

 

and

 

Saturday, November 8th

Council of  Aging

2501 SW Bayshore Blvd.  Port St. Lucie, FL

8 am – 4 pm

 

 

Designer, Jean “Notewell” Gibson Williams will be at the North Palm Beach Recreational Center (inside) on Saturday, November 1st, 2014. The Craft Show is located at 1200 Prosperity Farms Road in North Palm Beach, FL from 9:00 am – 4:00pm. Jean will also be showcasing at the Council of the Aging in Port St. Lucie , FL. 2501 SW Bayshore Blvd. (inside), November 8th, from 8 am  – 4:00pm.

 

 

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Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs, NY

 

 

The author, designer and the granddaughter of the late Founder/Pastor Frank Gibson of Universal (Baptist Church) Preservation Hall, the Cultural Hub of Saratoga Springs, NY. Jean will be autographing her latest book “A Little More Cream and Sugar “featuring; Naliyah Nana’s Angel. She was at the Universal Preservation Hall 26 Washington St. Saratoga Springs, NY recently.

 

"A Little Cream

“A Little More Cream and Sugar” by Jean “Notewell” Williams

 

Naliyah has gotten her little wings and the message of hope, courage and inspiration are continuing to touch everyone’s hearts, as they read “A Little More Cream and Sugar”. We send a heartfelt thank you to everyone for the love extended unto us. The Lovelikeliyah10 Foundation events will be forth coming.

 

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Jean’s newest handbag, “Red”

 

Jean will have books, embellished gifts, heart felt photography from around the world, and her limited Exclusively by Jeannie (c) Handbag Line, etc.

 

Please be on the look out for more creative news!  For additional information, speaking engagements and or products:Pick up the moving saga of a multi-talented ten year old. A Lil More Cream & Sugar featuring: Naliyah Nana’s lil Angel @Amazon, B&N, Books a Mil, U Tube, PRWeb, aired @BRVO, ENT, TRU TV, MSNBC..Purchase: Exclu. By Jeannie (c) Accessories @It’zzz..Time, LLC “Nothing”(R) Parfum but the Best to you! My direction has a purpose

NeWine03@aol.com

 

 

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OSGS Offers Unique Art Exhibition, Art Promenade, Specialty Jewelry Show and a Call for Artists

Evelyn Ortiz Smykla and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla have been working hard preparing for a spectacular Autumn in Northwood Village at OSGS  Ortiz-Smykla| Gallery Studio.  Their unique art exhibition showcasing the work of folk art visionary, Jimmy Lee Sudduth continues until the end of October.  (Don’t miss it!  You’ll have to go to the Smithsonian to see his work!).   Northwood Village’s Art Promenade, which falls on Halloween, promises to be spooktacular.  Save November  7th for a “Holiday Jewels – Wearable Art” Event and their custom framing is available with a Groupon discount.  The Rickie Report shares all of this plus a CALL to ARTISTS!

 

 

 

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OSGS

 

Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio

 

 

500 Northwood Road   W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

 

Current Special Exhibition at OSGS Gallery:

 

 

"The Barn" by Jimmy Lee Sudduth

“The Barn” by Jimmy Lee Sudduth

Jimmy Lee Sudduth Paintings. We currently have three paintings from the late Jimmy Lee (1910-2007) on loan and on exhibit through the month of October.

http://www.americanart.si.edu/collections/search/artist/?id=5874

 

 

 

OSGS Mural

 

OSGS has finally been provided final approval to move forward with our Mural Project. The Mural itself will be placed on the East facing wall of OSGS Gallery (toward Dixie, along Spruce). OSGS is providing some nice incentives for the winning artist.

 

 

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Previous Murals in the Northwood Village area include:

 

 

Eduardo Mendieta

Mural by Eduardo Mendieta

 

 

 

Mural by Craig McInnis

Mural by Craig McInnis

Mural by Amanda Valdes

Mural by Amanda Valdes

The final process will be Juried by Andrew Brown – http://www.andybrownpaintings.com/

 

 

 

 

“Holiday Jewels — Wearable Art”

Friday November 7th     6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 

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Take part in a festive evening to help ease the worry of holiday shopping as OSGS presents one-of-a-kind jewelry. Enjoy one-on-one interaction with the Artists, sipping cider, and taking in light music. Featured artists are Claudia Block (New York/Florida), Meryl Lefkovich (Massachusetts) and Elayna Toby Singer (Florida).

 

 

 

 

Claudia Bloch

 

 

Necklace by Claudia Block

Necklace by Claudia Block

 

 

Claudia Bloch is an American artist known for her beaded jewelry designs. Born and raised in New York City, Claudia’s work reflects the fusion of cultures and people she was surrounded by in the invigorating city environment. Inspired by the work of Louise Nevelson, not just for her installations themselves, but for her process of walking the city streets at night, finding what others had discarded to use in the making of her own vision.

 

 

Claudia Bloch's Bracelet

Claudia Bloch’s Beaded Bracelet

 

 

Claudia Bloch's Beaded Earrings

Claudia Bloch’s Beaded Earrings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With that in mind, after Claudia began her designs with the goal of women wearing her pieces, she has recently amplified that idea – to a greater vision of building intriguing installations around the jewelry. Viewers can both enjoy wearing the pieces, as well is exploring the power of the material world and its influences over their identity. Claudia resides in South Florida but travels extensively showing her work in private and public venues.

 

 

 

Meryl Lefkovich

 

Meryl is a self-taught artist/maker with a degree in art history. She has had past careers as an art consultant, gallery manager, travel consultant and interior designer, all of which, she believes, contribute to her world view in design and concept.  Her serious art career began in 1993 when she began teaching herself how to paint. She has her paintings in a number of corporate and private collections in the Boston area and around the country.

 

 

 

Meryl Lefkovitz' Bracelet

Meryl Lefkovich’s Bracelet

 

In 2011, Meryl learned how to solder and there was no looking back. Jewelry design and fabrication have become her passion. Her primary influences are flora, fauna and a fascination with Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts Movement.

 

Meryl Lefkovich's Bracelet

Meryl Lefkovich’s Bracelet

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “As an art history major, ancient cultures also impact my designs; I love the look of a slightly time-worn patina, as though a long lost piece was newly discovered. Combining raw and organic with delicate and romantic, whimsy, combinations of color and gemstones – all have a place in my designs.”  She starts with a concept; a new interpretation of the natural world, then the metal takes over and informs her how each piece should develop.

 

 

 

Meryl Lefkovich's Earrings and Pendant

Meryl Lefkovich’s Earrings and Pendant

 

Meryl says, ” the forms and essence of nature, a dewdrop on a leaf, the rustle of leaves in the wind, the twisted scroll of vines and the gnarled knots of trees…these are the moments I want to capture and reflect in my jewelry.”

 

 

Elayna Toby Singer

 

Elayna Toby Singer is drawn to materials that come from the earth and to forms transformed through encounters with the elements. She is attracted to circles. They invite her in, are windows to the beyond; simultaneously open and whole.

 

Elayna Toby Singer's Bracelet

Elayna Toby Singer’s Bracelet

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “Connecting one object to the next, both physically and visually, energy and awareness journey between root and crown. The space between reminds us to breathe. Twirling and dancing with the air around us, energy shifts, spirit awakens, transformation occurs. Presented in new contexts, each object’s intrinsic beauty is revealed. Discarded and precious materials – vintage tools, machine parts, manufacturing remnants, garden trimmings, mineral stones and beads from around the world – are combined to create one-of-a-kind artworks.”

 

Earrings by Elayna Toby Singer

Earrings by Elayna Toby Singer

 

No two Elayna Toby Singer pieces are ever the same.  Elayna Toby Singer uses only “cold connections” in creating my assemblage kinetic sculptures and jewelry. No welding or soldering for me. Instead, she uses wrapping and knotting techniques, along with swivels and metal links, to connect one object to another.

 

 

Custom Framing:

As an Artist, Let OSGS Custom Framing help you ready your work for exhibition(s). We have great rates and archival materials. Here’s a Groupon Coupon for savings (not valid with other offers, but a great way to save by itself!):

http://www.groupon.com/deals/osgs-ortiz-smykla-gallery-studio

 

 

 

Artists Needed!!!

West Palm Beach Art In Public Places is assembling a database of artists for future Calls To Artists. This is a great opportunity to have your name included in those opportunities. If you have a few moments, please email Phil Growick (info. below) your Name, Artistic Medium of Preference (i.e., Painter, Sculptor, Photographer, etc.), Email Address, Website Information, and any other contact information you would like to offer to:

Phil Growick
Art In Public Places (City of West Palm Beach) Board Member
Email: pgrowick@gmail.com

See Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla’s Painting

at the Palm Beach International Airport:

(All Artwork in the exhibit is for sale with 100% of the proceeds going to these local artists)

"Untitled" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Untitled” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

For more information about OSGS please contact:

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

 

 

 

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D’ART for ART: Attention Artists and Art Collectors!

The Lighthouse ArtCenter’s FUNdraiser, D’ART for Art is near.  This article is for artists and art collectors.  Be part of the fun, share your art and be part of the event itself by purchasing artworks you would normally not see available in this venue.  Check out the new Collector’s Evening!  At this fast-paced, exciting event, patrons enjoy an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and a delicious gourmet dinner from Little Moir’s Food Shack and leave with a fabulous work of art, all for the price of a ticket! The Lighthouse ArtCenter is filled with exceptional artwork, jewelry and more, donated by local and national artists. Drink, dine and when your name is called, “dart” to an outstanding piece of art to take home as the ultimate party favor! Key Private Bank is sponsoring the Artists’ Appreciation Party and Collectors’ Preview on November 1st.  Donating artists attend free; a limited number of Collectors’ tickets are available for purchase.  The Rickie Report shares the details. Act fast so you’re not shut out!

 

 

 

 

 

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8th Annual D’ART for ART

 

 

COLLECTOR’S PARTY/Artist Appreciation:  

November 1st

D’ART:   November 8, 2014


373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, FL

 

561-746- 3101

 

www.lighthousearts.org

 

 

 

 

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ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER:

 

 

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 School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For information please call (561) 748-8737 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 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

 

 

School of Creative Arts at Delray Beach Center for the Arts Offers Classes and Workshops for All Ages

Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season, Delray Beach Center for the Arts offers “a total arts experience™” through events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities. The School of Creative Arts at Delray Beach Center for the Arts offers a variety of art, photography and writing classes and workshops as well as fun classes for kids! It is located in the heart of downtown Delray Beach. The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges you to register now!

 

 

 

 

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Fall Term 2 classes begin the week of October 27th and run through the week of December 15th, so it’s not too late to register!

 

 

51 N. Swinton Avenue

Delray Beach, FL

 

 

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Drawing Class at Delray Beach Center for the Arts

 

 

The School of Creative Arts at Delray Beach Center for the Arts offers a variety of art, photography and writing classes and workshops as well as fun classes for kids! Whether you’re a beginner or more advanced, we have classes to meet your needs and skill level. The School is located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre building on the campus of Delray Beach Center for the Arts, 51 N. Swinton Avenue in the heart of downtown Delray Beach.

Fall Term 2 classes begin the week of October 27th and run through the week of December 15th, so it’s not too late to register!

To download our Fall 2014/Winter 2015 Brochure:

http://delraycenterforthearts.org/images/PDF_Files/Fall2014-Winter2015_ClassBroch_web.pdf

 

 

To view classes/workshops on our website and access registration:

http://delraycenterforthearts.org/index.php/learn/learning

 

Our staff will be more than happy to answer your questions about classes and instructors. You can reach them at 561-243-7922, ext. 317 (Ann) or 478 (Sharon) or via email at education@delrayarts.org.

 

 

 

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Mixed Media Collage Class at Delray Beach Center for the Arts

 

There are several registration options: online via DelrayArts.org (there is NO internet fee), by phone at the number above, or in person. If you’re a member of Delray Beach Center for the Arts, you get a $15 class discount.

 

 

Why wait? Now is the perfect time to try your hand at an art project, put that camera to use, start that story or memoir, or give your kids a creative outlet. Let us help!

 

Photography Exhibit at Delray Beach Center for the Arts

Photography Exhibit at Delray Beach Center for the Arts

 

 

Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season, Delray Beach Center for the Arts offers “a total arts experience™” through events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities. The historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Museum of Art (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Vintage Gymnasium (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The School of Creative Arts (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography and writing classes and workshops. The Center also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events.

 

 

 

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For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals,

call 561-243-7922 or visit DelrayArts.org.

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Second Artist’s Lunch & Lecture Series With Trina Slade-Burks

Trina Slade-Burks, of A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers LLC presents an artist networking opportunity at a local restaurant in the thriving art community of Northwood.  “Artists Lunch & Lecture Series” is your opportunity to take part in the next of the series.  The goal is to help artists network with their peers and other businesses that may be able help them grow professionally. The Rickie Report continually urges artists to step out of their studios and network!  Learn about grants, loans and other topics.  Become the entrepreneurs  you need to be to sell your artwork!  Today is “National Boss’ Day”.  Be your own boss!    

 

 

 

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Date and Place: TBA

 

For Contact Information and Registration see end of this article

 

For those who missed the first seminar, The Rickie Report can tell you that networking like this is priceless!

 

 

For the last decade, there has been an influx of artists, who have expressed the need for the same professional opportunities that other businesses are able to take advantage of.

  Business networking groups are always available, but they tend to miss the connection with artists, who also can utilize these opportunities for their professional growth, development and longevity. Business breakfasts, business lunches, power lunches, business workshops are all great occasions, but when you sit and listen, one normally does not hear the words “This too can be utilized for your artistic careers.”

 

 

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Trina Slade-Burks

 

 

Trina shares, ” I’ve attended a women’s business lunch workshop in West Palm Beach for the past 15 years. At this workshop these women were representing other companies.  Of the twenty or so professional women in that room, seven of them were actually artists. The irony was that only one, other than me, was representing herself as an artist. The women there started out feeling empowered, but as I did my presentation the seven women who were artists asked me what motivated me to pursue this as a profession. My answer to them was, “It was what I was meant to do. I could have been the accountant that my father wanted me to be. Or I could be true to myself and what I needed to be.”

 

 

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I realized that these types of meetings are really needed for our artists! We need to start getting our art community more empowered!  

I decided to speak to some of my professional friends in other  careers to find out what they can offer for the art community to help them achieve the same goals and opportunities that other entrepreneurs strive for. To my surprise, many of my professional friends who are attorneys, magazine directors, restaurateurs and CPAs really want to be part of the process!

 

 

 

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Organizations both for-profit and nonprofit, municipalities and politicians have been opening their eyes and arms to working closer to the artist community at large.

 One problem has always been making the connection. How do we get these two obviously different groups of people to meet in the middle? That is where A.T.B Fine Artists & Designers LLC can help. For 22 years our mission has always been to connect everyone and build relationships within the most unique circumstances.

 

 

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The Artists’ Lunch & Lecture idea emerged as a way to implement these business networking lunches for artists, to get the proper information needed to enhance their career path as professional artists.

 The first lecture was the artist choice on topics. The survey went out asking the artists what are the most important topics that you would like to see talked about at this first lecture. Everything from the opportunities for grants and financial support, legal opportunities, copyrights for artists, collaboration opportunities and simply ways to network with other artists. 

The goal is to have empowered artists in Palm Beach County with strong entrepreneurial skills. This is the beginning of a very important and much-needed trend, which will be starting in the Northwood district of West Palm Beach.

 

 

To Register:

https://www.eventbrite.com/directory?q=trina+burks&loc=Palm+Beach+Gardens%2C+FL 

We have a date for the next Artists Lunch & Lecture. The tickets will be ready next week however click the FB link to  RSVP now

https://www.facebook.com/events/715606865161007/

Please note: You must purchase a ticket to attend.

http://www.atbfineartists.com/

For more information call:
Trina Slade-Burks
561-714-6674
info@atbfineartists.com

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Marketing Seminar for Artists With Rickie Leiter

All artists who are interested in selling their work or gaining access to exhibits are welcome to a special seminar.  Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report will offer a small group discussion focusing on marketing strategies for artists at the Mandel Public Library in West Palm Beach on Monday, November 10th. This event is open to all artists who are interested in moving ahead in their careers. More details are in this article.

 

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

 

Presents:

An Intimate Group Seminar with

 

Rickie Leiter

 

“Marketing Smarts for the Arts”

at the

Mandel Public Library

Monday, November 10th

9:30 am – 12:00 Noon

 

411 Clematis Street W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

$25.00 Registration includes:

Seminar, Refreshments, Private Tour of “Star Spangled Heroes” exhibit at the library and a unique Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Mandel Public Library.

This is an opportunity for artists to brainstorm and network in an informal setting with a small, intimate group of like-minded creatives under the guidance of Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report. Rickie has been helping artists and crafters move from being hobbyists and emerging artists to selling their artwork in galleries and exhibitions around the country. An advocate for artists, she understands the importance of networking and marketing to bring awareness and education to art lovers and art patrons.

 

 

Rickie will offer “Marketing Smarts for the Arts” in a small, intimate setting at the Mandel Public Library in West Palm Beach on Monday, November 10th. The seminar includes discussion specific to the needs of the attendees, refreshments, a private tour of “Star Spangled Heroes” exhibit and a unique behind-the-scenes tour of the Mandel Public Library.

 

 

The cost of the event is $25.00 and the number of registrants is limited. attendees must pre-register by November 4th. Send your check, payable to The Rickie Report and registration form to PO Box 33423 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420. For more information please email rickie@therickiereport.com or call 561-537-0291.

 

Please note: This information will NOT be shared. PLEASE PRINT

REGISTRATION FORM

Name:

Phone:

Street Address:

City: State: Zip:

Email address:

Website:

Facebook Page

Artist medium (s):

Top 2 issues of interest to you:

 

 

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

27th Annual Cadillac Las Olas Art Fair Supports Breast Health Research Through Art

27th Annual Cadillac Las Olas Art Fair, one of the most popular shows of the year, returns to Las Olas Boulevard October 18th & 19th. Many exhibitors will feature art and gift items inspired by the fight against Breast Cancer to raise awareness and will also wear pink in a show of solidarity.  Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavors will partner with the world-renowned Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. The Rickie Report shares the details here. Admission is free and open to the public. There will be a wide array of Original Artwork, Live Music and a  Free Art Giveaway.

 

 

 

27th Annual Cadillac Las Olas Art Fair

 

 

Saturday, October 18

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Sunday, October 19th

 

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale
Between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue
Navigational address: 600 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

Free and open to the public

Fort Lauderdale’s signature fall art fair returns to Las Olas October 18th and 19th, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Many of the artists will feature artwork inspired by the fight against this devastating disease, raising awareness through their artistic efforts, and wearing pink in a show of solidarity. A portion of the proceeds from the art show will benefit the Las Olas Association as well as breast cancer research. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

 

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Jewelry by Jodi Crespi   www.pjarttags.com

 

This year, Howard Alan Events will partner with the world-renowned Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. This not-for-profit hospital and cancer research facility has made a lasting commitment to the prevention and cure of cancer, working tirelessly in the areas of patient care, research and education to advance the fight against this disease. Proceeds from the sale of breast cancer awareness artwork will be donated to Moffitt.

 

 

 

The 27th Annual Cadillac Las Olas Art Fair is produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by the Las Olas Association. The wide array of handmade art and affordable gift items with broad appeal will be priced to suit all budgets.

 

 

 FREE ART GIVE-AWAY

 

Art enthusiasts will have an opportunity to register to win artwork by a participating artist Michael Jasinski during this two-day juried event. The prize, a 36” x 60” print of “Whispering Waves”, valued at $595, will be on display at his booth where registration will also take place. This talented photographer captures the beauty and essence of the wonders he encounters while on his travels throughout Florida, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. To learn more about him and explore his work visit his website at www.jasinskibrothers.com. No purchase is necessary to participate in this free giveaway and the winner will be announced during the final hour of the festival.

 

 

"Whispering Wave" by Michael Jisinski

“Whispering Wave” by Michael Jasinski   www.jasinskibrothers.com

 

 

 

 

Festival patrons are invited to stop by Cadillac’s display and experience a range of luxury vehicles from coupes to SUV’s and receive a free tote bag. Cadillac is the title sponsor for this October show.

 

 

Amazon Local Register is the official sponsor of the 27th Annual Cadillac Las Olas Art Fair. Festival vendors and patrons alike are encouraged to stop by the Amazon Local Register booth to demo the new mobile credit card reader for a chance to win prizes. To learn more about this new payment processing system go to LocalRegister.Amazon.com.

 

Painting by Sammy Zolot

Painting by Sammy Zolot    www.sammyzolotart.com

 

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

· Juried first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists

· Among the largest and most popular outdoor art festivals in South Florida

· Original Artwork Handmade in America

· More than 150 artists from 30 different states

· Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000

· Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants

· All artists on site for duration of festival

· Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

· Commemorative Festival Posters ($10) & T-shirts ($15) for sale at booth located across from Cheesecake Factory

· Onsite Art Giveaway – Prize is a 36” x 60” print of “Whispering Waves” by Michael Jasinski, valued at $595

· A portion of the proceeds benefits the Las Olas Association

· Proceeds from the sale of Breast Cancer Awareness artwork to benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center

 

Jewelry by Arleen Parker

Jewelry by Arleen Parker www.serendipityoriginals.com

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

 

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine.

 

For additional information on the 27th Annual Cadillac Las Olas Art Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and 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 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