Call For “Wallflower” Exhibit , Including 2D and 3D Art Relating To Flowers, Plants, Gardening At Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth opens a CALL for 2D and 3D art for the upcoming “Wallflower” Exhibit.  There will be cash and ribbon prizes.  Art Lovers: Mark your calendars for the Opening Reception on Friday, March 2nd.  You’ll be able to purchase fine art, fine crafts, planters, pots, garden decor and so much more!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery

15 South J Street   Lake Worth, Florida 33460

 

ANNOUNCES:

 

Free, Public Opening Reception:

Friday, March 2

6 – 9 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery will again be holding a series of Exhibitions throughout the year. Contact us for a full list. This year our application fee is $35. A per show discount is offered to artists committing to participate in three or more shows.

 

The “WallFlower” show will award a $100 prize for first place.  There will be 2nd & 3rd place ribbons awarded.

March 2- March 13: “The Wallflower” (Hidden Secrets of Floral Artists) For those of you who paint flowers, there is a huge market in Lake Worth for your works. For those of you who make pots and planter, the more unusual they are, and the more versatile their use, the more marketable they are to our patrons. This is a flower-loving community and we want to make sure that every home collects floral works.

March 23-April 2:
9th Annual PEEPS Show This annual show is open to all artists, and regularly brings 2500 visitors to the gallery each year. It often gets TV and Press coverage….and it’s just for fun. There is a $100 top prize, and four second place prizes given to artists by the PEEPS Company. (For those of you who don’t know, PEEPS are those little marshmallow candies).

Art Teachers: If any of your students want to participate in any of our exhibits, they may do so without any fee. We welcome your participation, as an artist, as well.

 

Questions? Call or email Joyce 215-205-9441 Joyce@FlamingoClayStudio.org

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CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery 15 South J Street Lake Worth, Florida 33460
APPLICATION for“The WallFlower” (Hidden Secrets of Floral Artists)

Deliver works to Gallery Wednesday February 28 – Show opens Friday, March 2 until Tuesday March 13
Phone 215-205-9441 E-MAIL cgmsgallery@flamingoclaystudio.org
or mail: CGMS Gallery 15 South J Street Lake Worth 33460

All shows are open to all media: 2-D and 3-D. We want to give each of you the opportunity to add a gallery show to your resume. This year our application fee is $35. If you decide to participate in three or more shows, you application fee is $25 per show. Checks made out to Flamingo Clay Studio

2-D Works MUST be able to be hung-Each Piece must have name, title, price taped to lower right corner

We suggest 2 entries per artist- We may accept up to 4 if less than 40 artists participate in a show:

Please PRINT legibly!

Name______________________________________________________________________________
Address____________________________________________________________________________
City________________________________State_____Zip_________ Phone_____________________
E-mail address ________________________________Web address__________________________

ARTISTS, PLEASE BE CERTAIN THAT YOUR SUBMITTED IMAGES CORRESPOND TO THE NUMBER BELOW

Add additional sheets for additional entries
1-4 List addtional works on other side
. Title_____________________________________________________________________________
Dimensions____________________________________________Price__________________________
Description__________________________________________________________________________
WAIVER of LIABILITY: Submission of my application constitutes my agreement to comply with all of the conditions and terms set forth in the prospectus.  I release and discharge Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery and its owners and employee’s from all responsibility for damage or loss of any kind on all works submitted for the exhibition named above.  Works must arrive at the gallery on the dates mentioned on each individual “call to artist” that will be sent out- Always the Tuesday and Wednesday prior to the show. Works MUST be picked up on the last day of the show- All works picked up late are subject to a $5 a day storage fee.

SIGNATURE________________________________________DATE__________________

 

 

Questions? Call or email Joyce 215-205-9441 Joyce@FlamingoClayStudio.org

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Karen Kennedy Offers “Kumihimo Leather Braided Bracelet” Class At “Make & Take” On January 8th

Karen Kennedy, local jewelry maker, is offering a NEW CLASS at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery for a “Make And Take” event on Monday, January 8th.  Create a leather Kumihimo braided bracelet with a hand made hammered steel clasp (made by Karen). This traditional Japanese technique of braiding strands of fibers (silk, leather, etc.) creates intricately colored cords. The ancient weaving method was utilized by the Samurai to create the laces for their armor and battle gear!  You can incorporate beads into the weave, making the possibilities of designs endless! Reservations are a MUST. Pay in advance and get a discount!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Karen’s work.  She will also be selling pieces of her jewelry at the Gallery.

 

 

K A R E N      K E N N E D Y

K  U  M  I  H  I  M  O     B  R  A  I  D  E  D     B  R  A  C  E  L  E  T

 “M  A  K  E    &    T  A  K  E”

MONDAY,  JANUARY  8TH

  7 – 9 PM

 

CLAY  GLASS METAL  STONE  GALLERY

15 South J Street    Lake Worth, FL

 

2 Step On-line Registration:

1.  Go to this link and make payment http://clayglassmetalstonegallery.com/donate/

2.  Email with name of artist and class you have paid for to:
Joyce@FlamingoClayStudio.org

 

Close-Up view of leather Kumihimo bracelet and hand made Hammered Steel Clasp by Karen Kennedy

 

 

This make ‘n take class will create a black and brown leather Kumihimo braided bracelet with a hammered steel clasp. During class you will learn basic skills of opening and properly closing jump rings, an 8-strand Kumihimo weave, and a demonstration of how to make a hammered steel clasp. Provided in the class fee are the leather, jump rings, and hammered steel clasps of different sizes and shapes (hand made by Karen) – tools will be provided. Feel free to bring your own, if you have them. We will make a weaving wheel from cardboard, or you may purchase a sturdier round Kumihimo weaving wheel for an additional $5.00.

 

 

Kumihimo Braided Bracelet with Hand Made Steel Findings by Karen Kennedy

 

 

 

Karen tells The Rickie Report, “I have always been creative and have a wide variety of skills. After I retired, I found myself caring for an elderly relative and unable to leave the house regularly, so I began looking for something that I could do at home and stumbled across the art of weaving chainmail and wire work. My chosen mediums are stainless steel and sterling silver. As much as I love the chainmail, it’s hard on my hands (literally bending steel!) and I began looking for something as beautiful, but softer! That’s when I found Kumihimo. Now I combine bits of wire work and chainmail with Kumihimo to create a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art”!

 

 

Close-Up view of leather strands used for a Kumihimo Weave by Karen Kennedy

 

 

” Having to work most of my life, I hold a Master’s Degree in Business. As a Client Manager and an award-winning business improvement specialist for International Business Outsourcing Consultants, I traveled internationally… But art was always my first love; I used different crafts and artistry to express my creativity. I’ve dabbled in drawing and oil painting, calligraphy and lettering, sewing and fabric art, and mosaics. Now, making jewelry, I have found my niche”. 

 

 

Close-Up view of silk strands used for a Kumihimo Weave by Karen Kennedy

 

 

“I began with wire work and chainmail, taking classes at a local beading store. Once I had the basics, I began self-teaching by using the Internet to find and take classes or follow tutorials. When I decided I needed to learn advanced techniques,  I took jewelry classes at the Boca Raton Museum Art School. I have an Etsy Store and I am an juried artist at the Flamingo Clay Glass Metal Stone Studio. I have taught small groups on basic wire skills and making bracelets, and college-level business classes”, Karen shares”.

 

 

 

For more information:   kken258@yahoo.com

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Anita Lovitt Offers Watercolor, Gouache (Gwash) Classes And Workshops At Two Venues

Anita Lovitt, an award winning and well respected art teacher, announces new classes!  Learn watercolor, gouache (gwash) and other techniques to express yourself with water media.  Anita’s classes take place at two venues:  A “Make and Take Class” at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth on Sunday, January 7th and  “Gouache By Gosh!” Six Sessions at the Arts Garage in Delray Beach starting January 24th and a new session on March 14th.  Feeling hectic?  NOW is the time to make time for YOURSELF!  Learn a new technique, improve your skills, and learn from one of the best!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  You must Register ahead of time.  Bring a friend!  Anita will also be selling her artwork at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery.

 

 

A  N  I  T  A        L  O  V  I  T  T  

WATERCOLOR,  GOUACHE,  WATER  MEDIA  TECHNIQUES

 

 

 

 

 

“MAKE  AND  TAKE”

CLAY   GLASS   METAL   STONE   GALLERY

SUNDAY,  JANUARY 7

 7 -9 pm

 

Anita Lovitt is offering a one class workshop in watercolor and gouache (gwash), which is opaque watercolor, at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery on Sunday, January 7 from 7-9 pm. She will also be displaying some of her work for purchase. This is a great way to sample Anita’s teaching. She is a well-respected teacher as well as an award-winning artist. Please call Joyce Brown at 215-205-9441 to register. $40 per person in advance, $45 at the door. Call Anita at 561 706 3653 for more info. Materials included.

 

 

 

“GOT  GOUACHE?”

ARTS  GARAGE  in  Delray Beach

Session I:  6 classes beginning Wednesday, January 24   10 am – Noon

Session II:  6 classes beginning Wednesday, March 14  10 am – Noon

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you like this class, or you want more, sign up for Anita’s series of classes at the Arts Garage in Delray Beach, beginning Wednesday January 24 from 10 am to 12 pm. This class will specifically focus on gouache but you can use regular watercolors as well if you prefer. 6 classes, $240. Materials not included—call Anita for list and if you have any questions. Sign up by calling The Arts Garage, 561- 450-6397. If you have questions for Anita, you may call her at the number above or email her at 561-706-3653.

 

 

About Anita:

“I began my professional career as an artist for Hallmark in Kansas City. Later I moved to New York City and studied with Milton Glaser while working as a freelance illustrator. I also worked at the New York Shakepeare Festival as a graphic design coordinator. In 2001, Delray Beach became my new home, and I began to concentrate on watercolor painting. In 2008 I created the iconic and much-loved “Dancing Pineapples” mural in Delray Beach which has become identified with the town. I also created and published my first coloring book, “Shoefirmations.”

She is the creator of the large “Dancing Pineapples Mural” which graces the entrance to Pineapple Grove in downtown Delray Beach, as well as numerous private and public commissions. Anita has taught drawing and painting for many years, and is also a talented digital artist. Her favorite medium, however, is watercolor.

Anita Lovitt may be reached at: lovittland@gmail.com

To see more of Anita’s artwork and about her classes: anitalovitt.com

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Flamingo Clay Studio Hosts Special Fiber And Sculpture Workshop With International Artists, “Meski” Assegued, Elias Sime And Bruce Brown

Flamingo Clay Studio and Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth will host international artists, Meskerem “Meski” Assegued, Elias Sime and Bruce Brown on Tuesday, April 18th.  There will be a special Workshop for Fiber Artists and Sculptors. “Meski” is an amazing artist and world famous art curator. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges fiber artists, sculptors and artists interested in learning new techniques to register. The Flamingo Clay Studio is a non-profit artist cooperative operating the popular Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in downtown Lake Worth.

 

 

FLAMINGO  CLAY  STUDIO

&

CLAY  GLASS METAL  STONE  GALLERY

 

PRESENT:

Elias  Sime

TUESDAY, APRIL 18th

 

WORKSHOP  FOR  FIBER & SCULPTURE  ARTISTS

 

10 AM – 3 PM      

 $35.   For Workshop

 

To Register:  CGMSGallery@FlamingoClayStudio.org

OR

Call  215.205.9441

See Bruce Brown‘s Kinetic Sculptures

at

CLAY  GLASS  METAL  STONE  GALLERY

15 South J Street   Lake Worth, FL

MEET INTERNATIONAL ARTIST AND CURATOR:

Meskerem “Meski” Assegued

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elias Sime (b.1968 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) is a multi-disciplinary artist working primarily in relief sculpture and architecture. For more than twenty-five years, he has made collage and sculptural assemblage from found objects such as thread, buttons, plastic, animal skins, horn, fabric and bottle tops, alongside organic building materials and binding agents such as mud and straw. Many of the objects come from Mercato, the Addis Ababa open-air market, said to be the largest in Africa, and in particular the market’s Menalesh Tera section—literally “what do you have?”—where trash is repurposed in resourceful ways and its new potential is shared among the community.

 

Sime has a masterful handling of material, with fluency and pure formal instincts a hallmark of his practice. In the past decade he has sought to better understand the cultural and historic underpinnings of those instincts, traveling with the anthropologist Meskerem Assegued through rural villages in Ethiopia to research ancient rituals still in practice. Sime collects histories and vernacular techniques as much as objects.

 

Mixed Media by Elias Sime (Photo Courtesy of Lula Lake Worth Art)

 

One of the most prominent names in the East African art scene, Sime founded, designed and constructed the Zoma Contemporary Art Center in Addis Ababa, an international art center described by the New York Times as “a voluptuous dream, a swirl of ancient technique and ecstatic imagination.” His work has been shown internationally at the Dak’Art Biennale in Dakar, Senegal; the New Crowned Hope Festival in Vienna, Austria; and in the US at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and a survey exhibition that traveled from the Santa Monica Museum of Art, CA, to the North Dakota Museum of Art. Sime designed props and artwork for Peter Sellars’ production of Igor Stravinsky’s opera Oedipus Rex, which has been performed at the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Sydney Opera House.  Elias’ work is included in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; Perez Museum of Art, Miami; North Dakota Museum of Art; Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville; Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, NH; Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY; and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO.

 

 

Meskerem (“Meski”) Assegued, with her artist/inventor/engineer husband Bruce Brown, are residents of downtown Lake Worth. Bruce lives full time in the city, and Meski divides her time between Lake Worth, Addis Ababa and exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the world that she is called upon to curate. She is also the founder of  Zoma Contemporary Arts Center (ZCAC)  which is an artist residency located in Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa. Over the last 16 years, Meskerem has curated numerous exhibitions both in Ethiopia and abroad. She was also a member of the selection committee for the 2004 Dak’Art Biennale and the 2007 Venice Biennale African Pavilion.

 

 

 

Bruce Brown is famous for his wonderful kinetic marble machines that were in the window of the gallery for several years.  He shares,” I like to watch things move and I like to make things. I could spend an hour watching pelicans and or a tractor moving earth. I can also spend all day shaping wood or bending wire until it becomes the thing I want. Art was a hobby most of my life. My career took me overseas fo many years. I managed computer systems in developing countries for U.S. Government relief and development efforts. Wherever I was, I enjoyed looking into the workshops and seeing things being made. Craftspeople with limited resources make up for it with perseverance and planning. I saw a plumber in Ethiopia drill a faucet hole in a sink by tapping on it with a screwdriver for an hour or so. With each tap, a tiny flake of porcelain broke loose. It seems tedious, but it probably didn’t take any longer than it would take me to drive to the hardware store and buy a carbide drill bit”.

 

Bruce Brown’s kinetic sculpture, as featured at International Kinetic Symposium 2017

 

 

“It seems like rolling ball sculptures and other kinetic art are always in the background somewhere. I see them in movies and commercials frequently. I’m not sure when I knew I wanted to make them, but I remember two pieces in particular that probably pushed me over the edge. Many years ago, I lived in Yellow Springs, Ohio. there was a jewelry store with an elaborate wire-work clock. It had many gears with human wire figures turning cranks and such. I always enjoyed stopping to look at it through the store window. A few years later I was delayed on a flight out of Sacramento. In the terminal was a big glass box with a rolling ball sculpture. I looked at it for hours; it had a wonderful chain lift and a couple of track switches.  I never throw anything electrical or electronic away. I have to take it apart and salvage things. Motors, wires, springs, screws. I like to make my art with what materials and tools I have on hand when I start. Often it begins with a leftover piece of wood…”

 

 

 

 

For more information about this workshop or exhibits at lay Glass Metal Stone Gallery or classes at Flamingo Clay Gallery:

Please contact Joyce@FlamingoClayStudio.org for full details.

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Free Art Walk In Lake Worth To Celebrate Art Synergy ARTWEEK On January 21st

On Saturday, January 21st, The Lake Worth Art Walk encourages visitors to stroll the sidewalks of Downtown Lake Worth visiting art galleries, checking out artist exhibits, tasting craft beer and eating delicious food.  This event, in conjunction with Art Synergy ARTWEEK 2017 gives you access to meet the artists who live locally and sell their work nationally and internationally.  There will be demonstrations and guests can walk or hop on the free trolley service that will circulate among the venues. The Rickie Report shares the details here!

 

 

 

 
art-synergy-icon-3-2016

 

 

LAKE  WORTH  ART  WALK

Saturday January 21, 2017

1:00 – 6:00 pm

Downtown Lake Worth

Free Admission     Free Parking

 

 

There is free parking at Lake Worth City Hall, Benzaiten Center, Armory Annex and along the streets of Lake Ave and Lucerne Ave.

 

Maps are available at the various galleries on Lake Ave and Lucerne Ave, Benzaiten Center, Cultural Council of Palm Beach, Armory Annex Lake Worth, and other venues.

 

Some of the participating venues are:

 

Artisans on the Ave will feature local artists:

http://www.artisansontheave.com/

 

 

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts will feature an International Glass Artist, Rick Eggert:

http://www.benzaitencenter.org/

Raffle Prize Drawing at 5:00 at Benzaiten (do not need to be present to win)

1105 2nd Avenue South

Cultural Council of Palm Beach will feature two artists and glass from McMow Art Glass:

www.palmbeachculture.com

601 Lake Ave

 

 

Armory Annex in Lake Worth will feature “Perspective in Fiber”:

http://www.armoryart.org/armory-annex-in-lake-worth

 

Lake Worth Art League will feature local artists:

http://www.lwartleague.org/

604 Lucerne Ave

 

McMow Art Glass exhibiting at Cultural Council of Palm Beach :

http://www.mcmow.com/

601 Lake Avenue

 

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery will feature local artists

www.facebook.com/cgmsgallery

flamingoclaystudio.org

15 South J Street

 

LULA

www.lakewortharts.org

29 South J Street Suite 1

Plus many more local galleries and restaurants!

 

Guests can walk or hop on the free trolley service that will circulate among the venues.

Maps are available at the various galleries on Lake Ave and Lucerne Ave, Benzaiten Center, Cultural Council of Palm Beach, Armory Annex Lake Worth, and other venues.

 

 

For more details about Art Synergy ARTWEEK 2017:

 www.artsynergy.org

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com    561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way    Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery Announces Multiple Calls To Artists

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery will again be holding a series of Exhibitions throughout the year.  The Rickie Report shares all of the dates and topics now.  You can prepare for the ones you want to enter! As you look over these exhibitions and titles, remember: The works are YOUR interpretation of the topic. All shows are open to all media, 2-D and 3-D. This year the application fee is $35. per show. If you decide to participate in three or more shows, your application fee is $25 per show

 

 

 

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery

“A Full Season of Calls to Artists”, 2016

 

 

15 South J Street

Lake Worth, Florida 33460

 

 

 

 

March 18-April 6: 7th Annual PEEPS

Show This annual show is open to all artists, and brought 1600 visitors to the gallery last year. It often gets TV and Press coverage….and it’s just for fun. There is a $100 top prize, and four second place prizes given to artists by the PEEPS™ Company. (For those of you who don’t know, PEEPS are those little marshmallow candies that used to appear at Easter time, and now appear all year round.) The show is judged by local celebrities and, when he can, by Bob Born, the inventor of PEEPS. Go to http://cgmspeeps.blogspot.com/ for pictures of the last few years of entries.

 

 

 

April 8-April 20: “There’ll Be No More Horsing Around”

 

This will be our first year of a show with a “Horse” theme. We have a number of equestrian enthusiasts who have been working in our studio, visiting our gallery and asking for works that involve horses. The gallery and studio will be participating in, and contributing to a major Breast Cancer Fund-Raiser at the Wellington Polo Club just prior to this event.

 

 

 

April 22- May 4 “Spin a Tale of Love”

Each artist entering this show will receive two antique wooden spindles that held yarn in the old knitting mills. You must use these spindles (in any manor you wish) as part of your artist entry. “Spin a Tale of Love” could be about any lovers throughout history, real or fictional, human or otherwise. This is your chance to tell your love story. (You need not ask “how” to use the spindles. It is up to you.)

 

 

 

June 17-July 6 “There Auto Be A Law”

A show about cars and motorcycles and widgets and gadgets- A recent study showed that there are fewer collectors of art among the young and wealthy. Many of these collectors are turning their attention to the collection of cars and bikes. Let’s test these waters and sell them the Art of Motorcycle and Automobile Art Maintenance.

 

July 8- July 20: “Shoe Fetish/ Foot Fetish”

This proved to be last year’s favorite show among our patrons who purchased more works than in any other show of the year (except for The Naked Truth.) We like adding some levity to the hot summer by introducing the foot theme into our mix. We want to bring the shoe loving crowds into the gallery to purchase your works.

 

 

 

August 5-August 17: “The Male Form”

We are repeating this successful special request exhibition. The special request came from artists who felt slighted by the creations and shows that mostly feature the female form. They wanted equal time We welcome your interpretations.

 

 

 

September 9-September 21: “The Naked Truth”

We are always happy to repeat this show again and again. Although it may seem similar to “The Male Form,” we see this as a wide open topic that can be interpreted as broadly as you wish.

 

 

 

October 7- October 19: 3rd Annual Cat-O-Strophic Event

This wildly popular event is all about cats; cats of every shape, color and kind. We will again reach out to all of the animal rescue venues, pet shops and veterinarians as we publicize this event.

 

 

 

October 21-November 2: 3rd Annual “Day(s) of the Dead”

This event brought purchasing patrons into the gallery long after the exhibit was taken down. The works of gallery artists, left over from this event, continue to sell. We have a whole new mailing list of DofD patrons who are looking forward to your works.

 

 

 

November 4-November 16: “The ‘I’ of Picasso”

This is our tribute to one of the world’s greatest and most versatile artists that ever graced this planet. It is your “I” as well as his, that will fuel this exhibit. Let your creativity flow, reflecting one or more of his art “periods” or one of your own.

 

 

November 18-November 29 “Whose Your Dada”

This your tribute to a movement that turned the art world on its head. Now it is time for you to stand on your head and influence the world around you though your art.

 

 

 

Joyce Brown tells The Rickie Report, “You may have noticed that we will not be repeating the “It’s A Dog’s Life” show this year. Although everyone loves dogs, it seems far more difficult to sell you works of art featuring dogs, than it is to sell your works on any other topic.  And for the rest of the season, we will turn the front of the gallery back to the member artists. If you are a 3-D artist , please consider joining the gallery (and/or) our new studio. Members do not pay fees to be a part of our special exhibitions. It is part of the membership. Write for an application and we will forward it to you”.

 

 

 

Art Teachers: If any of your students want to participate in any of our exhibits, they may do so without any fee. We welcome your participation, as an artist, as well.

 

 

Questions? Call or email Joyce
215-205-9441
Joyce@FlamingoClayStudio.org
215-205-9441

 

 

Application Form for Multiple Exhibitions

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery
15 South J Street
Lake Worth, Florida 33460

APPLICATION for“Pick Your Event(s)”

(For Early Entries- Duplicate this Form for each entry)
Phone 561 588-8344

 

cgmsgallery@flamingoclaystudio.org

or mail:

CGMS Gallery 15 South J Street Lake Worth 33460

We suggest 2 entries per artist- We may accept up to 4 if less than 40 artists participate in a show:

Please PRINT legibly!

Name_________________________________________________________________
Address________________________________________________________________
City________________________________State_____Zip_________

Phone_____________________
E-mail address ________________________________

Web address__________________________

 

 

ARTISTS, PLEASE BE CERTAIN THAT YOUR SUBMITTED IMAGES CORRESPOND TO THE NUMBER BELOW
1. Title____________________________________________________________
Dimensions____________________________________________

Price__________________________
Description_______________________________________________________
2. Title____________________________________________________________
Dimensions____________________________________________

Price__________________________

Description_______________________________________________________

 

 

 

WAIVER of LIABILITY: Submission of my application constitutes my agreement to comply with all of the conditions and terms set forth in the prospectus.  I release and discharge Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery and its owners and employee’s from all responsibility for damage or loss of any kind on all works submitted for the exhibition named above.  Works must arrive at the gallery on the dates mentioned on each individual “call to artist” that will be sent out- Always the Tuesday and Wednesday prior to the show. Works MUST be picked up on the last day of the show- All works picked up late are subject to a $5 a day storage fee.
SIGNATURE________________________________________DATE______________

 

For more information please contact:

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery
15 South J Street
Lake Worth, Florida 33460

Phone 561 588-8344

cgmsgallery@flamingoclaystudio.org

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Unconventional Ceramic Art By Abbey Funk And Barbara Powell Featured At Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Abbey Funk and Barbara Powell play with “Smoke and Fire” on a regular basis. They create works reminiscent of ancient earth, and perhaps extra-planetary civilizations. Enjoy the raku, saggar and wood fired ceramic art that amazes and delights.   Abbey and Barbara will show their newest works from Friday, January 8 – January 20th.  The Opening Reception takes place January 8th 6-10 PM. at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth, FL.  This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the artists and hear them discuss their work and techniques. The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and the details of this Free event, Open to the Public!

 

 

Abbey Funk & Barbara Powell

PRESENT:

 

“SMOKE & FIRE”

 

Friday, January 8th

6 – 10 pm

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

15 South J Street    Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

Free Event, Open to the public

 

Hours:

Sunday thru Tuesday, 10AM-5PM.

Wednesday thru Saturday, 10AM-10PM.

Gallery openings are the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 6-9 PM with many special events in-between.

 

 

 

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Abbey Funk and Barbara Powell have come together for Smoke & Fire, an unconventional ceramic art exhibition opening on January 8th at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery.

 

 

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“Inspired By Soldner” by Abbey Funk

 

 

To create this collection of ceramic art, Abbey and Barbara merged into a dynamic duo, bringing distinctly different skill sets to the table.

 

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Raku Fired Vessel by Barbara Powell

 

 

Working together from start to finish, Abbey and Barbara created a comprehensive and explosive collection of 3 dimensional fine art. Abbey  has turned the use of the potter’s wheel into the art of making extraordinary wheel sculptures that defy height and balance. Emerging from them are unworldly critters that can withstand the shock of the Raku flame.

 

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“Untitled #3” by Abbey Funk

 

 

Every sculpture and vessel in the exhibition was finished with an atmospheric or alternative firing process. In this way, smoke and fire are truly the inspiration for this show.

 

 

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Sagger Fired Vessel by Barbara Powell

 

 

 

Raise a glass to our clay-making ancestors who invented these techniques ages ago, and join the artists of Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery for the Opening Reception on January 8th, 2016.

 

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“Study In Atmospheric Firing” by Abbey Funk

 

 

 

 

Raku, saggar, and wood fired pottery will be featured from January 8th – 20th at 15 South J Street.

 

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Raku Firing

 

Along with her latest creations, Barbara will be bringing many of the tools used to make them. Her works are beautifully decorative and affordable. Her knowledge of Raku and Saggar firing is extensive. This is your opportunity to acquire an appreciation for these ancient firing techniques, and to sign up for workshops to “Do It Yourself.”

 

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Wood Firing

 

Abbey Funk tells The Rickie Report, “I am a Conceptual artist. I create with purpose and for a reason. Through my chosen mediums of Clay and Metal, I express emotions and ideas. I create tangible stories that are always ready to be shared, infinitely patient in their completion. I create environments. I show Truth. I intend for the viewer to Question. As an artist, I seek constant growth and expansion. I push myself. I love the unknown. Experimentation is my answer for everything. There is beauty in creative failure and ‘mistakes’. Success is never giving up”.

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”- Rumi

 

Abbey Funk was born in Wellesley, MA in 1979. She completed a BFA in Studio Art at Florida Atlantic University in 2005, and moved to Brooklyn, NY after graduation. She worked in Manhattan as a Graphic Artist until 2010, and then returned to South Florida to focus on creating Fine Art. Working predominantly in clay, she also creates sculptures made of metal, gemstones, and found objects.

 

She became Adjunct Faculty at Palm Beach State College in 2011 and quickly turned into a sought-after pottery teacher in local ceramics studios. In 2012, she opened A. Funk Studio in Delray Beach, FL as a founding member of the art colony Artists Alley. Funk began working in metal in 2014. Her artwork is well-known throughout South Florida, and she has shown in venues in West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, and Hollywood, FL.

 

 

Both artists create at the Flamingo Clay Studio. The Studio is located at 216 South F Street with studio opportunities and workspace for 3-D Artists. For information call Joyce Brown-215-205-9441 or visit:

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The best way to contact Abbey or Barbara is through email:

Abbey’s website: AbbeyFunk.com

Abbey’s Facebook link: www.facebook.com/afunkstudio

Abbey’s email: afunkstudio@gmail.com

Barbara’s email: powe8698@bellsouth.net

 

 

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

“Down The Rabbit Hole” Showcases Imagination And Fantasy At Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery creates a Magical, Fantastical Family Wonderland with “Down The Rabbit Hole” inside the gallery from mid-December through the New Year. Beginning December 18th, Step through a huge Rabbit Hole into a land of wonder, filled with well known creatures, as well as those who have just emerged from the Magical Minds of gallery artists Vandy and Sara. Parents, grandparents and children can hunt through this land for tokens to keep; tokens that will transport them into an alternate universe. This event is free to the public with lots of free parking.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE GALLERY

PRESENTS:

“Down The Rabbit Hole”

Featuring:

Vandy and Sara

Opening Reception:

Friday, December 18th  6 – 10 pm

Exhibit runs through January 6th

Gallery Hours:

 Sunday thru Tuesday: 10AM-5PM Wednesday thru Saturday: 10AM-10PM

Gallery Openings are the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 6-9 PM with many special events in-between

 

15 South J Street  Lake Worth, FL
(215)205-9441

 

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Gallery owner, Joyce Brown tells The Rickie Report, “Rather than try to compete with all of the holiday commercialism going on all around, Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery has decided to create a space in the gallery for families to come to visit that will be fun, stoke the imagination and allow them to share fantasy through interaction with the arts. “Down the Rabbit Hole” is our way of thanking the community and friends for their kindness,  support, and passing the arts on to our next generations”.

 

 

 

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“The Rabbit Hole Grows Cold” by Vandy

 

Are you looking for a Tea Party? There may be one, if you take the right path. Artists throughout the gallery will be contributing to the Majik of this event with many big and little surprises. As always, there will be foods and beverages befitting the event; mouthwatering enough to tickle your palate.

 

 

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“Apkalu” by Vandy

 

 

 

 Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery is located at 15 South J Street in Downtown Lake Worth. Call ahead if you are bringing a group.

 

 

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“Along Came A Spider” by Vandy

 

 
Alice had no idea what she birthed when she took a header down that rabbit hole. She inspired hundreds of artists to run with the images she conjured up through her ramblings in Wonderland. Vandy and Sara explore areas of this land never before seen; the nooks and crannies of a land far beyond where Alice’s travels took her. Giant birds’ nests, alien critters, “Drink Me” vials and “Eat Me’ plates will be present.

 

 

 

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“Universe” by Vandy

Vandy, a leading Folk Artist for decades, has gained recognition for her Papier Mache works, whimsical and colorful. Collectors say they rival the finest works found in New York Galleries. In past lives, she air-brushed motorcycles, painted (and still paints) finely rendered renditions of her imagination, and has been part of a life sized puppetry ensemble. With commissioned works through the gallery, to sales, of her already Majikal creations, Vandy has long been recognized as a leader in the South Florida Avant Garde arts cadre. 

 

 

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“Crystal Ball Cat” by Vandy

 

 

 

Vandy tells The Rickie Report, “My common thread is color and light. I work with all mediums and styles. I‘ve been creating since my earliest days. I have shown in galleries in the three County area and done commission work for private collections in eight states.  There is nothing I won’t paint… walls, furniture, plants..even the cats if they hold still long enough. I create art that has practical uses as well as being decorative. Evoking emotion with color is my definition of art”.

 

 

 

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“Nest” created by Sara McLennand will be human-sized

Sara McLennand has gained fame as a fine arts quilter with photographs of her works published in prominent art books and magazines. Her love for the natural realm has long inspired creations of large, encaustic coated, frond and seed tableaus, and mixed media paintings. Her largest pieces now hang in the homes of prominent collectors. Teaming with Vandy on this Majikal journey, Sara will be producing an number of enormous natural works; ones that could ONLY be found around the entrance of the Rabbit Hole.

 

 

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“Three Seeds” by Sara McLennand

 

 

 

Sara tells The Rickie Report, “The inspiration for my work is all around me, and within me. The foundation for this body of work is recycled from nature, and usually reflective of the beauty and elegance of women. These graceful shapes cast a seductive message inviting the viewer to look a little closer; and stop for a minute; get to know me”.

 

 

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“Flat Top” by Sara McLennand

“Plant material is gathered, manipulated, dried and coated with encaustic medium, a mixture of beeswax and Damar resin. The plant material is paired with elements of photography, wire, text, found objects and occasionally pieces of children’s art. The encaustic medium adds another dimension to the existing shapes and rich colors in the plant material, giving it leather-like appearance and smoothness. I love the way it coats and pools on the piece. The found objects add a bit of fun or commentary”, Sara explains.  The pieces in this body of work vary in size from 5 inches square to over 4 feet in height. The largest works are also 18” deep.

 

 

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“Milkweed” by Sara McLennand

 
Sara’s background is filled with a passion for fiber and textiles. As a previous quilt artist, her work has been published, included in the Library of Congress, and won awards from the American Quilters Society, and Land’s End.  She tells us, “I am currently exploring encaustic wax and mixed media, and the endless possibilities. Although I will always have a love & connection for plant material, future works will also explore elements of photography and manipulation with encaustic”.

 

 

 

 

 

For additional information contact Joyce Brown, Joyce@Flamingoclaystudio.org

ClayGlassMetalStone Cooperative Gallery is sponsored by the Flamingo Clay Studio, a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio and gallery space for three-dimensional artists.

The Gallery is located at 15 South J Street in downtown Lake Worth.

 

The Studio is located at 216 South F Street with studio opportunities and workspace for 3-D Artists

Call Joyce Brown-215-205-9441 or email: JCLay6@aol.com Gallery phone: 561-588-8344 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Modern Tintype Workshops Premiere At Flamingo Clay Studio

Christine Ellinghausen will lead two Modern Tintype Workshops at Flamingo Clay Studio in Lake Worth, FL.  The separate workshops take place on Sept. 19th and Sept. 26th. This is a first workshop for this process in South Florida, and perhaps all of Florida…  It is the same one that will take place at the giant ADOBE MAX Creativity Conference, in October.  This non-toxic process that allows artists to alter their digital pigment images is from Dass Art™.  Apply your images to metal, plexi, glass and paper in your own studios!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up early!

 

 

M O D E R N    T I N T Y P E S

 

 

 

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Make your words and images move – In minutes!

 MODERN  TINTYPES

Two, Separate Workshops:

Sept. 19th   10 – 4

Sept. 26th  10 – 4

 

Flamingo Clay Studio

216 South F  Street

Lake Worth,FL

 

Once quaint and tiny, the historic tintype has been recreated and enlarged to new and dynamic possibilities by the use of the DASS ART™ Transfer Film process. Now this wonderful classic format can be appreciated on a variety of substrates.

 

Modern tintypes: Check out this Slate story Christine Created!

Make your words and images move – In minutes.

Download Slate for free here: http://www.adobe.com/go/slate-home

 

Workshop Details:

Workshop:  $125.     Materials:  $50.   Total Cost: $175.

Send check made payable to: Flamingo Clay Studio 

15 South J Street    Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 

Christine Ellinghausen tells The Rickie Report, “This is a first workshop for this process in South Florida, and perhaps all of Florida…  And it is the same one that will be at the giant ADOBE MAX Creativity Conference, in October. For the 7000 particants.. Which I will be attending as staff for this element of the conference..as an authorized DASS ART™ instructor “.

 

 

 

“This process will allow artists to alter their digital pigment images and to apply them to metal, plexi, glass and paper in their own studios.  It is a Non-toxic process which  allows the artist to transfer photos in daylight, and does not require a darkroom. No vapor and no goo, the DASS ART™ process eclipses others as it will leave no sticky residue. Images made with the DASS ART™ system do not require glazing, that means no glass between the image and the viewer…”

 

 

 

For more information and to register, please contact Christine Ellinghausen

Cestudio@bellsouth.net

 

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www.facebook.com/FlamingoClayStudio216SFSt?rf=

or

joyce@flamingoclaystudio.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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

“It’s A Dog’s Life!” Slated for December Exhibit At Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery. Call For Entries Begins.

Clay Glass Metal Stone is giving equal time to dog lovers!  Here is a Call To Artists for “It’s A Dog’s Life”.  The Opening Public Reception takes place on Friday, December 4th.  The Exhibit continues through Dec. 16th   This exhibit is limited to 40 artists!  Apply NOW!   The Rickie Report gives you the details and application here.

 

 

 

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery

Call To Artists:

“It’s a Dog’s Life”

OPENING PUBLIC RECEPTION:

Friday, December 4th @ 6PM

 

15 South J Street      Lake Worth, Florida 33460

Show closes on December 16

 

 

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 GUIDELINES

  • Artists may enter up to 2 pieces of current work, conforming to the following criteria:
  • A completed application form
  • Up to 3 JPEG images in E-MAIL
  • $35.00 entry fee must be received by deadline of 3pm Tuesday December 1.
  • No late applications will be accepted. (We will accept the first 40 artists) (If you are entering 3 or more shows this year, your fee is $25 per show.)
  • Entry fee is non-refundable and may be paid by check made payable to Flamingo Clay Studio.
  • Images of artist work must be submitted by E-MAIL in JPEG format.  
  • All exhibited work MUST BE FOR SALE with 70% of the sale going directly to artist.
  • Event e-mail Cards will be provided to the artists to help co-promote the exhibitions.
  • Please send these out to your email lists. 
  • All works must be picked up within 3 days of close of show(unless special arrangements are made.)
  • After that, artists will be charged $5 a day for one month.
  • The works then become property of gallery to be sold for fund-raising. 
  • Notifications of acceptance will be by e-mailed upon receipt of application. 
  • Accepted Art Work will be dropped off on Tuesday,Wednesday & Thursday (December 1, 2,3) from 1pm to 6pm.  (Special delivery arrangements may be possible.
  • Delivered Art Work must be priced and titled on back of each piece and ready to display. 

 

 

Please E-Mail completed application to Joyce@flamingoclaystudio.org

or

Mail to CGMS Gallery

15 South J Street- Lake Worth FL 33460

For more information call 215-205-9441

 Drop off Art Work at CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery, 15 South J Street , Lake Worth. 
Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery will be open 7 days a week for the duration of the exhibit.  We will promote the exhibit through newspaper advertising and email Art Cards.
We want your Art to sell!!!! Please make sure that each piece is titled and priced. Please make sure that your submission includes an artist’s statement, your contact e-mail address, phone number and your web site address if you have one. 

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery
15 South J Street
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
APPLICATION for“It’s A Dog’s Life”

All applications must be received by 3pm Tuesday. December 1, 2015

Phone 561 588-8344

mailto:cgms@flamingoclaystudio.org
or mail:

CGMS Gallery 15 South J Street Lake Worth 33460

   Please PRINT legibly!

Name_________________________________________________

Address_______________________________________________

City________________________________State_____Zip_______

Phone_____________________

E-mail address ________________________________

Web address__________________________ 

ARTISTS, PLEASE BE CERTAIN THAT YOUR SUBMITTED IMAGES CORRESPOND TO THE NUMBER BELOW  

1. Title________________________________________________
Dimensions____________________________________________

Price__________________________           
Description__________________________________________________________________________
 

2. Title_________________________________________________
Dimensions____________________________________________Price__________________________           
Description__________________________________________________________________________
 
 

WAIVER of LIABILITY: Submission of my application constitutes my agreement to comply with all of the conditions and terms set forth in the prospectus.  I release and discharge Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery and its owners and employee’s from all responsibility for damage or loss of any kind on all works submitted for the exhibition named above.         

SIGNATURE________________________________________

DATE__________________ 

Additional entries listed on back of this application form.

 

 

 

 

 

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