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

 

www.moonlightradiance.com

 

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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

 

http://www.hollyberrydesigns.com/

 

 

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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

Ilene Gruber Adams Mixed Media Paintings And Photography Will Be In Several Area Exhibits

Ilene Gruber Adams is a professional artist working in both mixed media painting and in photography. Her paintings are a mixture of various mediums including photo transfers, plaster, gold leaf and thread. Her photos show bold, bright colors, pushing the limits on saturation and manipulating reality.  This season, Ilene’s work can be seen throughout the County at: Town of Jupiter Art Gallery (January 8th), Art Synergy/ArtPalmBeach (January 17th- 24th), Continuum (January 20th-30th) and Wayne Akers /Fordistas Gallery  (Through February 28th).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

 

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Ilene tells The Rickie Report, “I work in both mixed media and photography, each with a different focus. In my paintings, I use old family and vintage images creating stories that evoke a feeling of nostalgia. I like to take an isolated image and although it is separate, see how it relates to the whole. My photography looks at nature but through an eye that sees intensified color and transforms the ordinary into the sublime, often in a painterly style that leaves the viewer wondering if it is a painting or a photograph.

 

 

 

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“Sky Interrupted” by Ilene Adams

 

 

 

The artists that influenced her the most are Robert Rauschenberg and Maxfield Parish. Rauschenberg’s influence is apparent the paintings. They evoke a feeling of nostalgia or of imaginary places.  Her photographs on the other hand, deal mostly with nature, but nature through an intense filter. Images are put under a microscope and colors are heightened. Ordinary images are enhanced to create painterly new images that leave the viewer wondering if they are paintings or photographs? Abstract or realistic?”

 

 

 

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“Water” by Ilene Adams

 

Ilene has been working on two new series which are being previewed this season: “Sky Interrupted” and “Water”. “Sky Interrupted” is based on views of the sky punctuated by various manmade structures. “Water” looks at various forms of water, whether ocean, lake, puddle or marsh, and seeing it as a beautiful and precious resource transformed into abstract jewel tone colors. Both deal with our relationship to our environment and how by manipulating the colors, bring attention to what we take for granted.

 

 

 

This season, Ilene’s work can be seen throughout the County.

These are a few of the upcoming shows :

Town of Jupiter Art Gallery 

January 8 – February 28th

 

Jupiter Community Center at 200 Military Trail, Jupiter.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 9:00 PM; Saturday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

https://www.jupiter.fl.us/art

 

 

 

Continuum

January 20th  -30th

30 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach

Hours and Events Vary, please check website:

http://continuumwpb.blogspot.com/p/event-calendar.html

 

 

 

Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach

 Palm Beach Convention Center

January 17th- 24th

650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

 

http://artsynergypbc.com/

 

 

Wayne Akers /Fordistas Gallery Lake Worth

 Through February 28

2000 10th Ave N   Lake Worth, FL
(561) 582-4444

http://fordistas.com/contact-us/

 

 

Ilene has over 35 years professional experience in various businesses in the art field. She studied graphic design at Tyler School of Art, Temple University and continued to study printmaking and fine art at Tyler School of Art in Rome.  Ilene worked in New York City in advertising, illustration and fabric design. She then worked in the corporate world as owner/CEO of a multi-million dollar national broadcast marketing company located in Boston and later in New Jersey. She brings a wealth of information and creativity to her work. Moving to Florida 12 years ago, Ilene continued her marketing company, The Marketing Works, bringing her marketing and design talents to small businesses, non-profits and artists. She focused her energy and skills on the creation of wonderful, warm environments for homes and businesses from New York to Miami.

 

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“Remember Me” by Ilene Adams

 

 

 

Ilene also offers a seminar “The Art of Marketing Your Art”, with Rickie Leiter, publisher of the Rickie Report and art consultant, that gives valuable insights and working knowledge of how to market and promote your art as a business. The seminars are offered throughout the County in conjunction with several galleries.

 

 

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“Part Of The Whole Copy” by Ilene Adams

 

An award winning artist, Ilene has been featured in many design magazines both in the New York metropolitan area and the Palm Beaches. Ilene has also worked in the non-profit art world bringing her marketing talents and creativity to an art center in West Palm Beach and working to advance art and artists in the community. She is currently working on several community art projects to bring art to the public as a Board member of ArtSynergy.

 

 

Ilene’s artwork is included in corporate and private collections, including Palms West Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital, TD Bank – Miami; Montrose Estate and Stable – Wellington; Jewish Community Center – Wellington; Jewish Community Center – Boynton Beach; Med Express Urgent Centers – 6 locations in South Florida; Dermatology Center of the Palm Beaches -Lake Worth, FL; Boca Raton Skin & Laser Center; Pediatric Oncology Wing – Palms West Hospital; Interior Decisions – Florham Park, NJ; Children First Health Facility – Brooklyn, New York; Morristown Jewish Center – Morristown, NJ; Mercury Car Dealership – South Jersey;  Innovative Interiors – Towaco, NJ; Valerie Matthews Design – Boynton Township, NJ; Ann Dlugash Interiors – Westfield, NJ and City of West Palm Beach Cultural Alliance.  Ilene is available for commissions.

 

 

 

 

Ilene’ s involvement in the community’s art scene has made quite an impact. She has served as a member of organization boards, including Wellington Art Society, Artists of Palm Beach County, the Cultural Affairs Committee for West Palm Beach, Jonathan Dickinson State Park and Furry Friends.

 

 

 

Ilene served as a judge at Artigas, is a member of International Decorative Artisans League (IDAL),  Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists Guild, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and continues to be an active board member of Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach. Ilene lives in Jupiter with her husband Norm, and spends much of her time at the beach and practicing yoga. She has two daughters, Kayla and Rachel.

 

 

For More Information:

561.346.0172
www.IleneAdamsInc.com
www.IleneAdamsFineArt.com
www.linkedin.com/in/ileneadams
“like” my Facebook Page!!

 

 

 

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

Fall Craft Festival Returns To Downtown Delray Beach October 3rd & 4th In Support Of Breast Cancer Research

The 21st Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival takes place on October 3rd and 4th. Over 100 leading crafters from throughout the U.S. will be selling their finest work including original handmade crafts, functional art and affordable gift items. The artistic media include folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry, wall hangings, ceramics, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products. Proceeds from the sale of “Pinktober” items will benefit the world-renowned Shula Moffitt Cancer Center.  The Rickie Report shares the details, including photos of Jodi Crespi (accessories), Finny Lazarus (fine jewelry), Inna Schoeler (fiber), John Nikas (leather bags) and Lai Price (plants).

 

 

21st Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival

Saturday, October 3rd

&

Sunday, October 4th

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

Intersection of 4th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach

(Along NE & SE 4th Avenue, one block north and south of Atlantic Avenue)

 

Navigation Address:

330 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33483

 

 

Support the Arts, Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority & the Local Economy

 

Free and open to the public

 

All HAE and ACE events in October are part of the “Pinktober” campaign benefiting The Shula Fund at Moffit Cancer Center

 

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Original Crafts – Functional Art – Unique Affordable Gift Items – Breast Cancer Inspired Artwork

 

 

 

 

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Jodi Crespi – Breast cancer belt for “Pinktober”
http://www.pjarttags.com

 

 

 

Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavors will once again 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.

 

 

 

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Finny Lazarus – special necklace for “Pinktober”
http://blog.artfestival.com/2012/12/finnys-jewel-house/

 

INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts
  • Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 100 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

 

A vast array of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused wax & glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass.

 

In order to ensure a superior event with quality affordable original crafts and an array of artistic media, all of the local and national crafters have been hand-selected from hundreds of applicants by American Craft Endeavors.

 

 

Inna Schoeler – FIBER

 

 

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Wearable Art by Inna Schoeler

 

Inna Schoeler creates unique handmade luxury knitwear and accessories. Her innovative approach updates the traditional techniques of knitting, crochet and weaving, while blending the finest yarns together to create distinctive twenty-first century clothing.

 

 

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http://www.foxxychique.com

 

You can purchase Foxxy Chique wearables at art festivals nationwide as well as order custom designs tailored to your fashion taste. Inna’s creations are sold in boutiques and art galleries located in Charleston SC, Carmel-by-the-Sea CA, Hilton Head SC, Sarasota FL and Pensacola FL.

 

 

John Nikas – LEATHER

 

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Leather Messenger Bag by John Nikas

 

 

Nikas Leather Works is a one man leather shop dedicated to creativity, functionality, and the quality of handcrafted leather goods.  John Nikas creates his own leather designs. John starting working leather while in college, and supported himself for many years with various leather shops. After a career as a successful builder, John returned to leather work out of the pure pleasure he gets from designing and making leather goods.

 

 

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John Nikas – HANDBAGS
https://www.etsy.com/shop/NikasLeatherWorks
https://www.facebook.com/nikasleather/info?tab=page_info

 

 

 

John’s mission is to make unique leather goods that are as practical as they are beautiful.  He creates custom guitar straps, messenger bags/attache cases, handbags, plain and tooled belts, wallets, tablet cases, wrist cuffs, hair barrettes,matching dog collars & leashes, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

Lai Price – PLANTS

 

 

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Lai Price – Plants
http://www.facebook.com/ModernLookSucculents

Lai Price offers nautical and seasonal contemporary flora designs with moss, coral, air plants, orchids, bonsai, succulents, drifted woods, seashells, in glass vessels at reasonable prices.

 

 

 

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Plants by Lai Price

 

 

American Craft Endeavors, producer of this show, and Howard Alan Events bring many art and craft festivals to Downtown Delray Beach each year including the city’s signature Festival of the Arts which takes place in January and the Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival in addition to many craft shows at various locations around town.

 

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 21st 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

Popular Craft Fair Returns To Downtown Stuart Featuring Top National & Local Crafters

The popular Spring Craft Festival returns to Historic Downtown Stuart April 25 – 26, 2015. This two-day juried event will take place along Osceola Street.  This craft showcase will feature a wide variety of original handmade crafts as well as affordable and unique gift items with broad appeal.  A Green Market will showcase orchids and exotic plants as well as gourmet dips and spices, and many other distinctive items. Partial proceeds from the festival benefit the Stuart Main Street Program. Admission is free and open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek of Joni Berte’s artwork!

 

 

 

 

 18th Annual Downtown

Stuart Craft Fair

Saturday, April 25th

&

Sunday, April 26th

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart

Navigational Address: 26 SW Osceola Street, Stuart, FL 34994

Support the Arts, the Local Community and the Stuart Main Street Programs

Free and open to the public

The popular Spring Craft Festival returns to Historic Downtown Stuart April 25 – 26, 2015. This two-day juried event will take place along Osceola Street. Vehicular traffic will be closed from St. Lucie to Haney Circle and down to Denver, providing festival patrons with an ideal setting in which to explore this outdoor gallery. This craft showcase will feature a wide variety of original handmade crafts as well as affordable and unique gift items with broad appeal. The prices, suitable to all budgets, will range from $3 to $3,000. A Green Market will showcase orchids and exotic plants as well as gourmet dips and spices, and many other distinctive items. Partial proceeds from the festival benefit the Stuart Main Street Program. Admission is free and open to the public. 

 

Artwork by Joni Berte

Artwork by Joni Berte

 

 

Joni Berte tells The Rickie Report, ” My artistic interests are endless! I appreciate all forms of art; traditional, classic, deviant, outsider, you name it! It is my belief that there are many ways to express oneself and art is food for the soul. Self-expression is paramount to the artist and the drive to create is as impossible to stop as a runaway train. For the past few years I have focused on Day of the Dead art, and have developed a unique style that is the hallmark of my pieces.”

 

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Personal Shrine by Joni Berte

 

She continues, “While many of my Day of the Dead designs, particularly those found on my Sugar Skull masks, are typical of the genre, my execution is of the highest quality — especially in the areas of line detail and color. I am currently working on assemblage art in the form of Personal Shrines and am finding it a very versatile and rewarding medium. Additionally, I am collaborating with my father (Bill Lohnes) on Fantasy Dragonflies. My new Fire-Carved Boxes are for sale at Rare Earth Gallery in Stuart, Florida.”

 

 

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Day of the Dead assemblage art by Joni Berte

 

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 $3,00
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused wax & glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft and stained glass.
  • Green Market featuring exotic plants, gourmet dips and spices, and much more
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Stuart Main Street Program

 

Artwork by Joni Berte

Artwork by Joni Berte

 

 

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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 18th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft 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

Joseph Ferris Presents Ideal Valentine’s Day Gifts at 17th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival

The 17th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival arrives just in time for Valentine’s Day!  Original Handmade Crafts & Unique Affordable Items = Distinctive Memorable Gifts.  Joseph Ferris, a metal artist, is being featured.  The Rickie Report knows his colorful and distinctive work will make decisions tough!  More details about the Festival and Joseph’s art are in this article.

 

 

17th Annual

Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival

 

 

February 1st  &  2nd , Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Intersection of 4th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach

Along NE & SE 4th Avenue, north and south of Atlantic Avenue

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

Free and open to the public

 

"Black, Red, White" by Joseph Ferris

“Black, Red, White” by Joseph Ferris

 

The finest crafters in the country will converge upon Downtown Delray Beach with their newest work and a wide selection of original handcrafted items, sure to entice those looking for unique Valentine’s Day gifts.  This eclectic display will feature a full spectrum of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, stained glass and much more.  The prices are set to suit all budgets. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

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“Primary Abstract” Framed

 

 

The artists and crafters will line their booths along 4th Avenue, North and South of Atlantic Avenue, creating an outdoor gallery style exhibit. They will be present for the duration of the festival and welcome the opportunity to discuss their art and techniques as well as accept new commissions.  This annual tradition is produced by American Craft Endeavors, Florida’s largest producer of first class craft fairs. The exhibitors have been hand-selected from hundreds of applicants to ensure diverse art media and quality work.

 

Festival At-A-Glance:

 

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts – Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 100 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

 

 

There will be a vast array of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused wax & glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass.

 

 

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Wall Clock

 

Joseph Ferris 

 

 

Joseph first began working with metal at the age of 13. His  talents were instantly recognized and his instructor encouraged him to enter a Michigan State Industrial Arts competition. He did so, placing First in the Regional Competition and went on to place Second in the State  Competition.   Joseph studied for four years under Eugeen Wolonick, master Craftsman of Metal Working Techniques. It was here that Joseph’s imagination and skill reached new and exciting levels.  He went on to Western Michigan University taking on heavy class loads of drawing and industrial design courses along with a strong emphases in physics, mathematical theory and equations which he uses daily in the creation of his art.   These early experiences and training created the foundation which led Joseph to become the successful artist that he is today.

 

 

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Wall Art

 

 

Joseph has received numerous awards from prestigious art shows around the United States. He has been commissioned to do metal sculptures and furniture for Private Collections, Corporate Buildings and Galleries.  

 

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Joseph utilizes a variety of metals and materials to create unique and unusual metal sculptures and sculptural furniture. Living in Florida has brought to his work the use of color which he incorporates in his already exciting pieces.  Joseph’s outstanding contemporary metal art, metal wall sculptures , and metal art clocks  have won numerous awards for over 20 years.

 

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Wall Art

 

 

His art studio is located in Boca Raton, FL because Joseph believes that Palm Beach County offers such beautiful areas to expand an artist creativity.  His garden art and decorative clocks add a beautiful sense of motion  to his sculptured art designs.  His contemporary metal art uses added  depth and dimension often resulting in a hanging sculpture rather than just a flat image. The addition of bright colors in his abstract metal art, artistic clocks and metal sculptures create further visual impact and make his art the perfect for any home or office. The ability to customize  the size and color of his sculptures and contemporary abstract art enable  clients to work directly with Joseph to create that perfect art piece.

 

 

For more information about Joseph’s art work, please visit  http://www.artisticweld.com/  or Call  561-451-3521 or  Cell  561-302-4330  or email him at artisticweld@yahoo.com

 

 

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 17th 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 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

Linda Golden Brings Age-Old Felting Techniques to Contemporary Styles!

Look at the fashions and you know that felted accessories have been making a HUGE comeback!   This age-old technique is easy to learn (we’ve done it and love the outcome ) and the results are always inspired! For those who may find knitting too strenuous (seriously – you have to keep count of those stitches and rows), this is a terrific creative opportunity! This article details a new class at the Armory Art Center with Linda Golden.  The Rickie Report invites you to come and FELT!  No experience necessary!

 

 

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Introduction To Nuno Felting

Level: All

Instructor:  Linda Golden        RA15.5A

Friday and Saturday October 18/19, 2013

10:00am – 4:00pm

Tuition:    One Day = $100,    Two Day = $200

Lab Fee: $55

 armory art center

1700 parker avenue w.p.b., fl 33401

 (561) 832-1776

 armoryart.org

 

The process of felting dates back to the Iron Age, and has been practiced by cultures all over the world. The United States is a relatively new country with no feltmaking tradition. In the 1980’s felting became popular as a renewed interest in the use of natural fibers took hold. Learn a brand new skill!  You will work with silk and merino wool roving and batt to create a beautiful scarf or neck wrap. All materials are provided, and instructor will have additional materials for sale. No experience is necessary. You will leave with a completed piece of wearable art.

 

 

 

Silk and Wool infinity wrap

Silk and Wool Infinity Wrap
The neck wrap in the picture above is a prototype for we will be doing in this workshop.  It is all Nuno Felting and a size that can be worked on and completed in two days.
There is an approximate 30% shrinkage factor so we start with much longer pieces of silk than we end up with. If someone does not want to join the two ends to make an infinity wrap, they can make a long scarf.  A short scarf is not such an ambitious first project, but one that always looks great so everyone is happy!

This is a medium that needs no artistic ability to do and that helps a lot of people who other wise would not sign up for this kind of workshop.

Cotton and Wool "BoHo" Scarves

Cotton and Wool “BoHo” Scarves

 

Each felted scarf is different depending on the wools you choose.  Mixing fabrics is not only in style, but a fun way to show your individuality!

 

Polly Blakney Stirling is a professional textile designer known for her contemporary approach to creating hand made felt.  Since 1990, she has been entranced with the transformations of the rich textile we know as “felt”.   According to her website, in 1994 Polly and her assistant, Sachiko Kotaka, developed the technique they termed “Nuno Felt.” She explains,” By manipulating a minimum amount of wool fiber through a fine base weave we could make a felted fabric with characteristics quite different from traditional felt.  Nuno felt is lightweight with drape and flexibility.  Courtesy of www.wildturkeyfeltmakers.com

 

 Linda Golden has extensive experience in creating art  to wear in a wide variety of mediums.  Her class will put you on the path to a new adventure!

Cashmere and Merino Large Infinity Wrap

Cashmere and Merino Large Infinity Wrap

A shawl, a collar, a scarf… So many possiblities!

 

Merino Wool and Silk Throw

Merino Wool and Silk Scarf/Throw

Please visit  lindagoldenart.com to see more of Linda’s amazing creativity (jewelry and felting). Or contact her by email at
Lgolden8147@aol.com  or call  248.705.5390

 

 

 

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