Popular Fall Craft Festival at Juno Beach Offers Holiday Shopping

The popular Fall Craft Festival in Juno Beach will offer holiday shoppers an alternative to the crowded malls.  The Rickie Report knows how nice it is to shop, feeling relaxed with the ocean breeze nearby.  This Howard Alan Event is a highlight!  There will be over 150 artists and artisans showing and selling their work.  This article gives you more details and introduces leather crafter, Dean Santini.

 

 

 

 

 12th Annual Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean

Juno Beach

 

November 9 – 10, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 AIA between Donald Ross Road & Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach

Navigational Address:  4050 S US Highway 1, Jupiter, FL 33477

 

Supports the Jupiter/Juno Beach Rotary Club

  Free and open to the public

 

Popular Fall Craft Festival in Juno Beach Offers Holiday Shoppers Alternative to Crowded Malls.   A wide variety of original crafts and unique gift items, priced to suit all budgets, will be on display and for sale during the 12th Annual Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean slated for November 9 – 10, 2013. This two day juried event takes place along AIA and a beautiful stretch of Juno Beach, featuring the handmade eclectic work of 150 of the finest crafters in the country. The festival presents holiday shoppers with a head start on their holiday shopping and an alternative to crowded malls, all in a fabulous outdoor setting. This event will help raise funds for the Jupiter Juno Beach Rotary Club.  Admission is free and open to the public.

 

 

 

Directions:

The festival is located on A1A (Ocean Boulevard) on Juno Beach overlooking the beach. Take I-95 to Jupiter, and exit on Donald Ross Road. Head east to A1A on the beach. At Donald Ross Road and US 1, go north, and enter the show site through Loggerhead Park.  Drive east through the park to A1A.

 

Festival At-A-Glance:

  • 12th Annual Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean, Juno Beach
  • November 9 – 10, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • AIA between Donald Ross Road & Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach
  • Juried outdoor craft showcase featuring unique and affordable crafts handmade in America.
  • Free Admission.
  • Alternative option to holiday shopping in crowded malls.
  • Featuring leading local and national crafters.
  • Vast array of craft mediums:  from folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products.
  • Prices set to suit all budgets, ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000.
  • All crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants by American Craft Endeavors, producers of the top outdoor craft festivals in the country.
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival.

 

 

The producer of this festival also produces the very popular top ranked Art Fest by the Sea each March, spanning one mile of AIA and featuring close to 300 of the finest artists in the country.   In order to ensure a superior event with quality affordable original crafts, all of the local and national crafters have been hand-selected from hundreds of applicants by American Craft Endeavors, the largest producer of craft fairs throughout the country.

Santini Leather- The Leather Merchant

 

Dean has been designing and making leather goods since 1993. His products include purses, backpacks, satchels, messenger bags, briefcases, unique waist packs, wristbands with a hidden pocket for money and identification and ergonomic bags that help relieve stress from neck and shoulders. He also makes travel bags with small, hidden pockets for passports or large pockets for a change of shoes.

 

“I put a lot of thought into my bags by adding organizers, hidden compartments and extended zippers that allow easy access and visibility. The weight of leather is also a consideration- some people prefer lightweight items while others prefer designs made with a heavier, more durable leather.”  

Won First Place for “Most Wearable Art” Delary Affair, 2013

Leather Bag by Dean Santini

Leather Bag by Dean Santini

 

Dean says, ” I have been in the leather business since 1993. It all started when I was 17 years old, staying with my hippie cousin Tommy. I couldn’t stay for free, so he put me to work making leather belts & purses. I learned how to cut, dye, tool & sew. From that point on, my interest & fondness for leather grew.”

 

 

Large Leather Bag by Dean Santini

Large Leather Bag by Dean Santini

 

 

 

In 1993 Dean started his own business after being laid off in the aeronautical field in California.  He tells us, ” I started selling my goods in an indoor market, and then moved on to selling at art & craft shows. Based in California, I would travel here, there & everywhere, joining the chase for the all mighty dollar.”

 

 

 

Two-toned Leather Bag by Dean Santini

Two-toned Leather Bag by Dean Santini

 

 

“As my customers put it, ‘because of my quality product, enthusiasm for my business, unique & functional designs & personality’, I have grown quite a clientele. I look forward to the next few years selling here on the East Coast, meeting new customers, making new vendor friends & of course, working with ACE.”

 

Leather Waistbelt by Dean Santini

Leather Waistbelt by Dean Santini

For more information about Dean’s leather work:  http://santinileather.com/page1.php  or call  Dean & Kerry Santini   Ph: 714-726-1623 or 772-913-3300  or  e-mail: santinileather@gmail.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 12th Annual Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean, Juno Beach and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the country, visit  www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

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Gem and Mineral Society Members’ Show and Sale!

The Rickie Report knows you will want to see what the members of the Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches have been creating this year.  Their next meeting on April 18th will showcase their newest work and a lot of it will be for sale!  This is also a great time to stop by and  just see what the group is all about.  Bring the kids, this is a family friendly event!

 
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Public is Invited

Semi-Annual Members’ Show and Sale

Thursday

April 18, 2013

7:30 PM

 

South FL Science Museum  

4801 Dreher Trail North  W. Palm Beach  33405

 

The April program will be or semi-annual member’s show and sell. Our members will be out in full force showing off their talents in jewelry and lapidary arts, many of which are learned at Society classes. Items will be for sale! Come join us and see what the Society has to offer.

IMPORTANT:  Starting in January 2013, we will be meeting at the South Florida Science Museum NOT the Garden Club. The Museum is across the street from the Garden Club.

Mineral of the Month- Do you know what it is?

Mineral of the Month- Do you know what it is?

This is a large, double terminated assemble of Quartz-crystals.  They are semi-lustrous with some glossy faces.  Perched on the Quartz is a huge Fluorite-crystal!  There is blue, some lavender on the edges, a dark green zone in one corner and a green phantom in the lower right corner.  Location: Yaogangxian, Chenzou,Hunan, China.  Specimen, photo, & © viamineralia.com

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For more information please visit:  www.gemandmineral.cc

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Finely Carved Birds, Spun Glass and Expert Woodwork Highlight Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery’s Exhibit Before It Moves to a New Location

Join The Rickie Report as Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery features two of their most recent artists and one overwhelming old time favorite.  They present works of finely crafted wooden pieces and lamp-worked (or spun) glass figures.  As the non-profit artist cooperative begins its last month at the 605 Lake Avenue location in downtown Lake Worth, expect a whirlwind of special events starting with Wooden Fantasies with a Touch of Glass.  The Rickie Report will publish Clay Glass Metal Stone’s new location, address and hours soon, so stay connected!

Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery

Presents

Wooden Fantasies with a Touch of Glass

Friday, March 1, 2013   6-9 PM

605 Lake Avenue : Downtown Lake Worth

The event is free and open to the public.

 
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Loxahatchee artist Eric Codner, crafter of finely made jewelry boxes, tables and mirrors employs local and exotic woods in his work.  
Hand Made Wood Table

Hand Made Wood Table by Eric Codner

A self-taught woodworker who has honed his craft over a 20 year period, his works are as pleasing to the eye as his finishes are to the touch.  
Jewelry Box

Jewelry Box

He works in the style of Queen Anne, Chippendale, Federal and Arts and Crafts. Perfection in execution and visual beauty are trademarks of his work.  Using hand tools gives him the freedom to create without the limitations imposed by machinery. Clear finishes bring out the natural beauty of the wood.
 
Magpie

Magpie

David Cericola, master woodcarver, creates birds that are so lifelike, the gallery has been asked if they are products of taxidermy.  Each feather is carved to perfection.  Each bird appears to be live, in its natural setting.  Complimenting the carved wood is exquisitely formed metal work for the legs and vegetation.  
Tricolored Heron

Tricolored Heron

Because of the many months it takes to create each work, when one sells, it is not immediately replaced.  Each new carving is of yet another bird living in the Florida wetlands.  No birds are ever repeated.
 

Wayne Smith Glass Spinner

Wayne Smith Glass Spinner

 

Wayne Smith has become a glass spinning one-man show at the CGMS Gallery.  In demand for demonstrations, he sits outside the gallery creating fantasy figures, animals of all kinds and sailing ships. 
Wayne's Dragon

Wayne’s Dragon

He quickly dispels the notion that he is a glass blower by demonstrating the art of spinning.  Those with pets bring him pictures and he, within a few minutes, recreates the animal in glass.  Collectors of pigs, ducks or dragons try to stump him, but all fail as the collectable appears before their very eyes.
 
Wayne's Sailing Ship

Wayne’s Sailing Ship

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 605 Lake Avenue in downtown Lake Worth. Hours are Sunday thru Tuesday, 9AM-1PM. Wednesday thru Saturday, 9AM-9PM.   Gallery openings are the first and third Friday of each month from 6-9 PM with many special events in-between.  For information call Joyce Brown-215-205-9441 or JCLay6@aol.com.  Gallery phone: 561-588-8344.

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How One Stroke of Paint on a Brush Can Transform Almost Anything

The Rickie Report met Lori Shankman a few years ago at a Wellington Art Society meeting.  It is hard to believe that her painting is all derived from the “One Stroke” method!  She is offering classes and tells us that her students are amazed because some of them have never painted before!  Lori also sells her beautiful pieces, ranging from art to hang on your wall, art painted on your walls, beverage sets and amazing candles.

 

Lori Shankman is a certified instructor in teaching this technique called “One Stroke Painting”.  It involves using multiple colors on the brush to get all the highlighting and shading done in one stroke! It sounds complicated but she assures us that by the end of the first class, everyone takes home a painting they are proud of.

 

 

Lori’s enthusiasm is recognizable as she tells us, “The great thing about this technique is that you do not need any previous experience in painting!  Many of my students have never picked up a brush before and are amazed that they are able to paint something beautiful on the first class!!!”

Iris Bouquet

 

 

She works with students on a per class basis.  Classes are $25 for a 3 hour class. Students practice on paper for the first 90 minutes and then do a finished piece in the last 90 minutes of class!  Some students come every week and do a different project every week and other students  just come once a month or whenever they choose.  Classes are at different levels.  

 

Lily on Glass Block – Perfect for Home Decor

Lori is a flexible teacher, helping and encouraging each student at their level of expertise. There is a one time purchase of  One Stroke Brushes and a special basin with a grid for a total of $30. Lori stocks these for her students and she supplies the paint for most of the classes as well.

One of Lori’s Hand painted Furniture Designs for a Client

Lori Shankman is an imaginative painter who is driven by an incredible passion for self-expression through art. Her works are often noted for their unique style, elegance, and technique.  Her use of vibrant colors and strong lines make her work an excellent choice for a wide range of projects and purposes.  Lori is accomplished in using the One Stroke Painting technique developed by Donna Dewberry. Her art work has been featured across the nation.   Think about an empty space over a door way or a piece of furniture that needs some updating – or just personalization!  This is a method that can help you do it all.  Of course, Lori is always available to do a project for you!
 

Santa Candle

Lori loves to express her vision through art, she is also adept at creating  designs and readily communicates the vision of her clientele. When we saw her beautiful candles, we could not imagine actually lighting them!  

Butterfly Candle

Lori reassures us, “Yes, you can light them! If you burn them until a one inch well forms, then you can insert a tea light and always preserve your candle!  Candles sell for $20 -$25 gift wrapped. Anything can be custom done. Great gifts for the holidays!”
Hand painted champagne flutes, unity candle sets and centerpieces all can be done in your choice of colors and designs. Items can be painted to match your flowers and decor.

Unity Candle Set

Weddings and Special events

 

White Rose Flute

Hand painted champagne flutes, unity candle sets and centerpieces all can be done in your choice of colors and designs. Items can be painted to match your flowers and decor. Painted champagne flutes dress up a table and can even have names and dates. They make great party favors and lasting memories of your special day.

Daisy Beverage Set

 Gift Services

Need a special “Thank You” gift for your clients or employees?

Do you need a house warming or holiday gifts for corporate affairs? 

Hate shopping for the Holidays?  How about an Angel gift basket?

Wine Glass Gift Basket

Let Lori custom design a wine glass gift basket, mail box or any other hand painted item for you.  
Gift baskets may also contain candles
  • Wine Or Champagne Glass Sets
  • Glass Blocks
  • Candles
  • And so much more
 

Gold Unity Candle Set

Please visit   www.ArtAndGiftsByLori.com   for more images or contact Lori at 561-793-4768.

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Southern Handcraft Society Welcomes You Twice!

The Rickie Report met with the Southern Handcraft Society at their opening meeting and was impressed not only with the number of people but their depth of knowledge. Here are two opportunities to see  what they do!

 

Before their annual Crafts Fair, SHS invites the public to try their hand at some of the crafts at no charge!  The Southern Handcraft Society will display at Hagen Ranch Library, Delray Beach, on Friday, November 9, 2012 from 1-4 PM.

SHS is having an exhibit and a make-it-and-take-it program.  Check out our program in the large auditorium from 1:00 until 4:00pm.  Many of our crafters and artists will be working on and displaying their craft.  Patrons will be able to work on some of the crafts.  Our group is just giving you a little “taste” of what you can expect to see at our annual craft show the following week at the Old School Square Vintage Gymnasium.  You will not be able to purchase anything at the library.  Admission to this exciting library event is free. Any questions, call or email Madeline at 561-274-4717 or mhincken@gmail.com.

 

Then stop by the Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach 20th Annual Art and Craft Show: “An Olde Fashioned Holiday”!

Thursday, November 15, 2012, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Friday, November 16, 2012, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Saturday, November 17, 2012, 9:00 am to 2:30pm

Old School Square Vintage Gymnasium on NE 1st Street and NE 1st Avenue in Delray Beach

  Free admission

The Southern Handcraft Society has been in Delray Beach for over 22 years.  We are a group of local artists and crafters that show off our great talents at our gigantic, beautiful art and craft show in November each year.  We have magnificent hand-made, one-of-a-kind items.  All art and craft items are, of course, made right here in the United States.

Newcomers are always welcome! Our meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at the Senior Center at Veterans Park in Delray Beach.  For more information about membership or the show, please contact Madeline at mhincken@gmail.com or 561-274-4717.  Our Facebook address is:  www.SouthernHandcraftSocietyPineappleGroveChapterDelrayBeachFl

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Rockin Art Scene at Armory

The Rickie Report looks forward to this annual show.  It is edgy.  It is creative.  It is fun.  It will make you smile.  It will make you think.  And hopefully, you will want to buy!  Don’t miss it – get there early for the free grab bags, a good parking space, and the best of the buys! 

The Armory Art Center Partners with Art Rock for a One Day Art Show + Indie Marketplace Event

Art Rock is a cash and carry art show + indie marketplace featuring pop-surrealist, outsider, lowbrow, and street art alongside D.I.Y fashion, funky jewelry, and home deco items located at the Armory Art Center. Art you will want to buy made by accomplished and up and coming South Florida artists.

The event will showcase over 60 artist’s booths packed full of affordable art you can hang on your walls, wear, eat, admire or even sip your coffee from. Showcasing art in all mediums including painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, fabric, edible art and more! Live artist demonstrations, complimentary swag bags are available for the first 100 people. Armory faculty will be doing demonstrations in wheel throwing, drawing and painting and will be conducting a free kids activity. Door prizes, food and drinks will add to the excitement of the day.

Art Rock Creator, Amanda Linton’s reason for bring the event to the Armory was inspired by the Armory’s strong connection to the art community.  “We wanted to create a venue for artists to sell their work, network and meet other artists, galleries and collectors face to face.” Amanda says, “My husband and I are Artists ourselves and with the success of our sister show STITCH ROCK, we thought a similar marketplace with a focus on fine art was defiantly needed. There are plenty of annual art shows with the same art year after year, but we wanted a place to showcase art we would be happy to hang on our own walls.”

 

Art Rock

Saturday, May 12, 2012

12-6pm

$5 (children 12 and under free with adult)

Visit www.artrockrocks.com for a complete list of participating artists.
The Armory’s mission is to provide high-quality visual art school and art gallery services that stimulate personal self-discovery and generate knowledge and awareness of art as part of life. For more information on the Armory Art Center, or to sign up for classes, visit www.ArmoryArt.org or call (561) 832-1776.

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