Boca Museum Art School Classes Start With New Offerings And Special Short Classes

Boca Museum Art School classes start this week. In addition to the regular course offerings there are a few new classes and special short courses, including: Essential Skills for Painters, Fundamentals of Photoshop, Leather Jewelry, Chiaroscuro Drawing, a new evening jewelry making class, Saturday morning pottery class, and lots more!   On Sunday, September 18th photographers of all stages of experience are invited to FREE hands-on Workshops and Discussions. You must RSVP.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up quickly!




Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road, Boca Raton FL 33486



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The 4-session Photoshop class is for beginners.

In the above photo the center was deleted to focus the image of the painter, painting, and mirror.




Special Events and Exhibits:


3rd Annual Boca Photo Workshops

Sunday, September 18

11 AM – 3 PM

Price: Free, but reservations required

  • Beginners to experienced photographers are invite to join us for discussions and hands-on workshops led by photographers of the Boca Museum Art School.
  • Bring your camera for hands-on activities.
  • Complimentary coffee and bagels.
  • Organized by Allan Pierce
  • Presenters: Holly Lerner : Character Development, 
 Alfred Schepis: Photographers and Painters
, Jill Weintraub: Staged Photography


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                                                  Photo by Holly Lerner


On exhibit in the Art School Gallery:

Until Sunday, September 19, 2016


Boca Photo Exhibit featuring photographs by Holly Learner, Alfred Schepis, Jill Weintraub and by other Boca Museum Art School photographers.


                                                  Photo by Alfred Schepis



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                                                 Photo by Jill Weintraub


Open Figure Drawing:

 Starting September 24

Saturdays 1:00 to 3:45pm

$15 per session for Boca Museum Art School students and Boca Artists Guild members

$20 per session for others.

These are unstructured workshops run by art students. 
No instruction. These practice drawing workshops.
Drawing only, no oil paint, or solvents permitted.



For more information:

For information about classes call 561-392-2503 or visit the new website


The Boca Raton Museum Art School

801 West Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33486





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WITVA Announces Call For “Artful Spirits”, Open To Men, Women, Non-Members, Members

WITVA, Women In The Visual Arts announces a Call For Art which is open to men, women, non-members and members.  The public is invited to the exhibit with an Opening Reception on Friday, October 21.  The exhibit “Artful Spirits” takes place at the Armory Art Center and will run through November 25th.  Art Patrons, mark your calendars for what promises to be another exceptional array of original artwork!  WITVA is an art networking organization offering exhibits, workshops, demonstrations and meetings throughout season.  WITVA fundraises to offer art scholarships to deserving students. The Rickie Report applauds their efforts and shares the details about this Call for Entries.









1700 Parker Avenue   W.Palm Beach, FL 




Questions about WITVA Exhibit and Application?

Call Ann  561.737.4248

ARTIST DEADLINE:  October 7, 2106








6 – 8 pm

Refreshments and Music










For more information about WITVA or to download the application visit:



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17019 SW Sapri Way

 Port St.Lucie, FL 34986


Call For “Abstract 2016” Artwork For Exhibition At Art On Park Gallery With Cash Prizes And Public Reception

Art On Park Gallery, home of Artists of Palm Beach County, announces a Call for Abstract Art.  All mediums are acceptable, including 2D and 3D artworks.  This is open to residents of Palm Beach County.  There will be an Open Public Reception on Friday, October 7th. Cash prizes will be awarded by Juror, Clarence, “Skip” Measelle. The Rickie Report shares the details here. Art lovers: Mark your calendars!  Artists – let the submissions begin!  Everyone is invited to the After Party at the Brewhouse Gallery down the block!  






800 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL 33403













Friday, October 7th

5 – 8 pm


Brewhouse Gallery

720 Park Avenue  Lake Park, FL





An exhibit of original abstract images in any medium.



Submission deadline: Wednesday, 09/21/2016
Notification to artists on or before Saturday, 09/24/2016
Hand delivery of artwork: Friday, 09/30/2016 or Saturday 10/01/2016 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Opening Reception: Friday, 10/07/2016 from 5 – 8 pm
Art Pickup: Friday, 11/11/2016, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm
Open to all artists who live in Palm Beach County, Florida
Submissions should be original abstract images in any medium.
Multimedia, 2D and 3D work welcomed.
Work previously displayed in Art on Park Gallery is not allowed.
Please do not submit work that will not be ready to hang by the drop off date.
Submissions and payments to be sent in electronically via
APBC Members non-refundable entry fee: $15 for up to three pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB)
Non-Members non-refundable entry fee: $25 for up to three pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB)
IMPORTANT: Members will receive 75% of the gross sale.
Non-Members will receive 65% of the gross sale. Please price your work accordingly.
Juried by the Art on Park Gallery Management Committee
Submission form:

Please read these entire instructions before you proceed:

If you want to join APBC please follow the “Become a Member” link BEFORE you enter the exhibit.
Or you can renew your membership if it has lapsed. After you pay the membership fee ($50 for one year), please make sure you complete the registration process by following the provided links and email instructions to fill in your user name/password and contact details.
Go to the “APBC Exhibitions” tab on the left side column of the Home page. Go to the ABSTRACT 2016 event and click on the provided link. Please check the appropriate link for member or non-member submission fee.
After you enter/edit the information fields, go to the bottom of the page to: “Exhibition Name” “Select an Exhibition Name.” Select ABSTRACT 2016, then click the last link: “proceed to Submit . . .”
You should have your images resized (72dpi) and ready to upload (JPEG format only, no larger than 3 MB). After you have chosen ALL your images click the UPLOAD button. You will then be asked to fill in the name, medium, size and price of each image. When this is complete you have reached the final step. Click the button. You should receive an email telling you of the successful submission.
IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH THIS PROCESS or have any questions, please call John Palozzi at the Gallery for help, 561-345-2842, or email:


01) Work previously displayed in Art on Park Gallery is not allowed.
02) Original ideas only.
03) Only original works will be accepted. No giclees of original work unless the original is a digital image.
04) Maximum Size: 60″ wide x 60″ high.
05) No late entries accepted.
06) Entry fees are not refundable.
07) The decision of the jurors is final.
08) Images of works must be submitted to be juried in an electronic JPG format, no larger than 3MB each, via the link on the website. File names should contain the name of the work. Make sure the file names match the names listed on the entry form.
09) Unframed pieces in any medium must be finished on all sides – no staples showing.
10) No damaged frames or mats; mats must be clean.
11) All installation methods, such as wire attached to frames, must be secure. All 2D pieces MUST be wired on the back.
12) All entries must be labeled on the back of the work, base of sculpture, or somehow attached to artwork with artist name and title of work.
13) Members will receive 75% of the gross sale. Non-members will receive 65% of the gross sale.
Please price your work accordingly.
14) APBC, Inc. carries liability insurance for the Art on Park Gallery which does not extend to your artwork. APBC, Inc. will do its best to safeguard against theft, loss, breakage, or other damage, but will not be financially responsible for reimbursement of lost or damaged work.




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17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986


“ARTNADO Village, Best Of All Worlds” Announces Sponsorships For Emerging Artists

Artistic Synergy Inc., a 501©(3) nonprofit, and sponsor of “The ARTNADO Village, The Best of All Worlds” is pleased to announce its Emerging Artists sponsorships. Artists of all mediums, including 2D and 3D art are welcome to apply.  ARTNADO also encourages local businesses to show their support of the arts and artists by adding their names to the Emerging Artists Sponsors.  ARTNADO takes place at the South Florida Fairgrounds on February 11 & 12.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Please note: Artistic Synergy Inc. is not related to Art Synergy



A R T N A D O   V I L L A G E 

The Best Of All Worlds


February 11 & 12, 2017

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ARTNADO’S corporate sponsorships  include an option for local businesses to directly sponsor emerging artists in this extraordinary art fair which will be held in the Expo Center located at the South Florida Fairgrounds on February 11 & 12, 2017.


Local business who are interested in supporting the arts and artists are welcome to inquire about joining this program.



This is an incredible opportunity to showcase not only your work but also you, the artist.






To apply to ARTNADO,  go to  and use the link for ZAPP applications to enter, which is located under the “more” button.


Then send an email with your bio, artist’s statement or general information to asking to be considered for one of the free sponsored 10×10 spaces at the show.




For more information:

“The Future Face of Art Shows”




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Port St. Lucie, FL 34986


Armory Art Center Announces “New & Now”, An Opening Reception Plus An Evening Of Artist Talks

“New & Now”: Work by New Faculty Fall 2016 is an exciting multi-media exhibition at the Armory Art Center’s East and Greenfield Galleries featuring works by new faculty members joining the Armory Art Center this fall. The new faculty, including the 2016–2017 artists-in-residence, will expand the Armory’s offerings, techniques, and disciplines to engage students of all levels.  The Rickie Report shares the details of two events related to “New & Now”.  The Opening Reception takes place on Friday, September 2nd and an Evening of Artist Talks takes place on Thursday , October 6th.  Stop by, meet the faculty and get a 10% discount when you sign up for classes!




1700 Parker Avenue    West Palm Beach, FL 33401


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Opening Reception:

Friday, September 2, 2016 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm


Evening of Artists Talks:

Thursday, October 6, 2016 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm

East and Greenfield Galleries

Exhibition Dates: September 3 – November 26, 2016


Gallery Hours:

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Saturday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Attendees are invited to meet the artists, see their work, and learn about our new classes which are offered at a 10% discount during the opening reception. In addition to the opening reception on September 2, 2016, there will also be an evening featuring talks from the artists themselves on October 6, 2016.

New faculty includes Rosario Alborta, Judith Bert King, Jason LeVan, George Mesa, Ryan Parente from Infinite 3D Printers, Aimee Schulz, Vishan Seenath, Stacy Sollisch, Anna Torlen, Julia Townsend, Terry Widner, and Betty Wilson.

Of the new faculty, five are new 2016-2017 Artists-in-Residence. They come from across the country and were individually selected for this highly competitive program.



Our New Artists-in-Residence:




“Chains” , Bracelet by Alicia Boswell

Alicia Boswell received her MFA in metalsmithing/jewelry from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a BFA in functional design at Murray State University in Kentucky. She has attained positions of visiting professor, sabbatical replacement, adjunct faculty, studio assistant/technician, artist-in-residence, and visiting workshop instructor at arts/crafts education centers around the United States and internationally. 




“Upwelling”, Cloth by Jennifer Day

Jenny Day earned an MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Arizona, a BFA in painting from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and a BA in environmental studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is a painter who has divided her time between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Tucson, Arizona. She paints a fragmented space, examining human demand and the effects of environmental degradation on an understanding of place. 




“Series of Dreams” , Porcelain by  Andy Denton

Andy Denton earned his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from East Carolina University. He is a figurative sculptor whose processes involve casting and welding metal to ceramics and pottery.



“Sketchbook Wall Tile” by Chad Steve

Chad Steve was born and raised in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. He received his BFA from University of Wisconsin-Stout. In 2009 he moved to Hawaii and received his MFA from University of Hawaii at Manoa. While living there, he worked at the University as an adjunct professor and a lab technician. Chad has instructed at a variety of institutions such as Hawaii Potter’s Guild, Honolulu Art Museum, Montana University, and Western Montana University. 




“I Can Hear Your Breath”, Oil by Spence Townsend

Spence Townsend earned his BFA in painting and drawing from the University of Southern Mississippi, and his MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Georgia. He works primarily with oil painting and screen printing and also explores the possibilities between art, music, and animation. He previously taught painting and drawing courses at the University of Georgia. 



The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.

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



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“Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition” At the Center For Creative Education Offers Unique Stories Through Eyes, Hands And Lips Of The Artists Themselves

“Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition” at the Center for Creative Education is being produced by A.T.B Fine Artists & Designers LLC.  Opening on September 10th with a Public Reception, “Collaboration” will continue through October 21st with lectures, art demonstrations, artists talks and more. The focus is to show another aspect of art & culture in a community that many people in Palm Beach County have yet to experience. This year’s group includes artists who are originally from, reside in or are represented in the State of Florida. We believe that with the partnership of CCE & A.T.B. the “Diaspora” will be another great success.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the Exhibition, a few sneak peeks and how to RSVP.  Some of these events are FREE, but you MUST RSVP!









425 24th Street   West Palm Beach, FL 33407





Join us for the Opening

Saturday, September 10, 2016 | 6-8:30 PM

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education

Suggested $10 Entry:

(Charitable Donation to CCE’s mission in helping children learn through the arts)

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The exhibition runs from September 3-October 21, 2016.







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“Contemplating” by Michel Basquiat




Their vision is to have an African Diaspora (The African diaspora was the movement of Africans and their descendants to places throughout the world – predominantly to the Americas). Trina and Anthony Burks explain,”  The concept of art itself does not have to be in reflection of the diaspora”.





Curators of “Collaboration”, Anthony Burks Sr. and Trina Slade burks

“This is the third installment of the exhibition. Originally created in 2013, the African Diaspora had displayed a vast variety of artists from around the country. We have achieved this not simply hanging art on a wall or sitting it on a pedestal. It was accomplished by unique story telling through the eyes, hands and lips of the artists themselves”.





Sept. 10 – Opening



Sept. 17-Brunch & Lecture

12pm-3pm   Tickets $35 (Limited Seating)


Oct. 1-Meet The Florida Highwaymen



Oct. 8- Meet The Artists & Marketplace



Oct. 15-Artist Rodney Jackson reads Rocko’s Big Launch








Artwork by Anthony Burks Sr.



Anthony Burks Sr.

Anthony Burks is one of the most unique conceptual artists in America. His paintings mix colored pencils, watercolor, pen, and ink, and are characterized by his unusual choice of colors. Whether depicting birds, animals, or people, Anthony is able to convey the intertwining of their beauty and their strength. He chooses his subjects because of what they mean to him, and he tells their stories through his combination of realistic forms, bright colors, and abstract images. Anthony is also co-curator of the exhibition.



Jonathan Knight

Dr. Jonathan Knight’s mission is to provide the highest quality of fine art available, share his creative vision with all interested viewers and collectors, and continue educating and informing art enthusiasts about collecting, supporting and appreciating fine art of all kinds. Dr. Knight is no stranger to Palm Beach County. In 2000 Sunfest used one of his paints for their Commemorative Print. (work has been also affiliated with Albrecht Kemper Museum Of Art, Artist Showcase of the Palm Beaches, United Industries CO, Stowers Institute, Anheuser Busch Corporate Art Collection just to name a few)


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Artwork by Ore’al Blunston

Ore’al Blunston

Ore’al Bluntson is a professional artist located in West Palm Beach, Fl. She enjoys painting with acrylics as her primary medium. Ore’al has an abstract expressionist style that is riddled with African overtones.




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Artwork by R. Jackson




 R.Jackson (Book signing & reading on October 15, 2016)

R. Jackson is a visual artist, award-winning illustrator, and art director. The Homestead, Florida resident is was an artist in residence at the KROMA Miami Gallery in Miami, Fl & is presently now the director of the gallery. He states “As a visual director, I’m known among my colleagues as someone with a strong work ethic who is not afraid to push boundaries. I am constantly surveying my surroundings for concepts that can be expanded or improved. I am also trying to find the empty spaces where new ones should exist.”




Artwork by Addonis Parker

Addonis Parker

Addonis Parker is a Miami artist who was nicknamed “Giant” as a child. His 6’8″ frame, is slightly intimidating at first. But his larger than life paintings speak volumes of this gentle teddy bear of a man. “I am a student of creativity and expression. My life is simply an open book to the inner world of our urban fabrics but the key to the underworld of self-truth, through the eyes of Addonis.”



For more information:

A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers LLC: Save the Dates
Save the Dates Opening Reception, Sept. 10th RSVP HERE Brunch & Lecture Sept. 17th RSVP HERE (Limited Seating) Meet The Florida Highwaymen Oct. 1st RSVP …

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Multiple Calls For Art At Clay Glass Metal Stone And Multiple Opportunities For Art Patrons

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery and Flamingo Clay Gallery are putting out numerous Calls To Artists for different Exhibits and The Rickie Report is happy to share them here.  ART PATRONS: Mark your calendars for these Exhibits now! All Receptions are 6 – 10 pm  In addition, Clay Glass Metal Stone is inviting the public to a Special Exhibit, “Speak Their Names”. The details are in this article.




15 South J Street
Lake Worth, Florida 33460

CALL:  215-205-9441


Special Exhibition:


“Speak Their Names”


An Exhibition of Healing Art

Opening Reception

Friday, August 19th  6 – 10 pm


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Special Soap Box Reception:

Friday, Sept. 2  6 – 10 pm

Exhibit Runs Aug. 19 – Sept. 6






Artists Applications:

This is a list of the many “Calls to Artists” we are producing


Opens Friday, Sept. 9  6 – 10 pm



Opens Thursday, Sept. 22  6 – 10 pm 

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Opens Friday, Oct. 7  6 – 10 pm



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Opens Friday, Oct. 21  6 -10

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Opens Friday, Nov. 18  6 – 10 pm 

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The General Application Form Appears below:




 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 this is one of three or more shows, you apply for, your fee is $25 per show.

Artists may enter up to 2 pieces of work (more if less than 40 artists apply)

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. Please E-Mail completed application to or Mail to CGMS Gallery, 15 South J Street- Lake Worth FL 33460.
For more information call 215-205-9441
• All exhibited work MUST BE FOR SALE with 70% of the sale going directly to artist.

Works and Applications must be in 2 days prior to opening


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 the Wednesday prior to the opening. 

(Special delivery arrangements may be possible. Delivered Art Work must have your name, price and title on lower front of each piece and ready to display. 


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 Press releases, social media 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. 



15 South J Street
Lake Worth, Florida 33460




Title of Show___________________________
Opening Reception- Friday, ________________
Event Ends Wednesday, ________________________

Entries must be in gallery on Wednesday before opening

All applications must be received by 3pm Wednesday before opening


Phone 561 588-8344

or mail:CGMS Gallery 15 South J Street Lake Worth 33460



Please PRINT legibly! List Additional entries on back of this application form.

Name ___________________________________________________
Address __________________________________________________
E-mail address _________________________________

Phone # ____________________________



1. Title ____________________________________________________________
Dimensions _____________________________________ Price_________________________________

Description __________________________________________________

2. Title_________________________________________________________



 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 ___________________________________


Please feel free to include additional works on the back of this application – they may be included if we do not reach our 40 maximum artists participation.
We can only use your works in our PR if you send us the jpegs well in advance of the show. We begin our PR many, many weeks before the show opens.


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Stop By For A “Sizzling Hot” Exhibit At Artisans On The Ave

Artisans On The Ave Gallery presents the art of using heat in various forms.  The public is invited to  “Sizzling” Hot’s Opening Reception on Friday, August 19th.  The Gallery will feature its talented artists who love to get “HOT” with their art! There are many mediums, where the artists apply heat to achieve the finished piece of work. Artisans On The Ave showcases the artist’s work in 3 gallery showrooms of 40 local artists.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks and promises this will be a great way to cool off!






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

You Are Invited:

Free, Opening Reception:

“Sizzling” HOT


Friday, August 19, 2016

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Gallery Hours:  

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

Artisans On The Ave Gallery







Visit this Opening Night for an evening fun.

Meet the artists!!!

Classes and workshops are given in all these mediums.

Please call 561-762-8162 to reserve your spot for one of these wonderful classes!







Artisans On The Ave Gallery presents the art of using heat in various forms. The gallery will feature our talented artists who love to get “HOT” with their art! There are many mediums of how the artists applies heat to achieve the finished piece of work and their choice of elements and materials they use to apply the heat to the surface of their art. Artisans On The Ave showcases the artist’s work in our 3 gallery showrooms of 40 local artists The hot summer heat is upon us but some of our artists are used to working in heat. Please join us and come in to cool off with some “HOT” art.




Hot Kiln Glass



Hot Kiln Fused Glass: The Egyptians and Romans used the technique of an ancient fused glass process. Many intricate bowls, beautiful jewelry and decorative fused glass wall art pieces were made throughout the centuries using this method. With glass technology artists now have a greater knowledge of the method and endless creativity flourishes in their work.




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Encaustic Hot Wax: The word “encaustic” is taken from the Greek and means “to burn in”. In the encaustic process, pigmented wax is applied and then fused to a surface with heat. The broad range of encaustic medium, paint, surface effects, mixed media and a luminous translucency make each piece of art one of a kind.



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Welding: Welding is a fabrication or sculptural process that joins materials, usually metals or thermoplastics, by causing fusion. In addition to melting the base metal, a filler material is often added to the joint to form a pool of molten material (the weld pool) that cools to form a joint pressure which may be used in conjunction with heat to produce a weld.





Soldering:  Soldering is a process in which two or more items (usually metal) are joined together by melting and putting a filler metal (solder) into the joint, the filler metal having a lower melting point than the adjoining metal.




Sculpture by Kelly Manganaro


Polymer Clay: Polymer clays are manmade modeling materials composed of the same basic building materials: gels, fillers, plasticizers, coloring agents, and resins. Polymer clays are produced in a great range of colors that are sometimes mixed together creating a millefiori caning effect. The artist makes the sculptured piece by hand and then brings it to its hardened state with a temperature of up to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.



Fused Glass by Marsha Balbierri


Enameling: Enameling is the art of fusing glass to metal. Enamel is applied to clean metal.  The piece is heated in either a kiln or with a torch to a very high temperature of 1500, until the glass enamel melts and fuses to the metal.



Pottery by Tracy Rosof Petersen


Pottery and Ceramics:  Pottery has been made by hand since prehistoric times. Early uses of clay centered on the construction of functional vessels and figurative sculptures, as the clay was hardened by baking it in the sun. There are many different techniques used when working with the various selections of clay. After the clay is hand-built or turned on a potter’s wheel it is fired in a hot kiln. The piece is glazed and re-fired.
Raku is a low-fire pottery technique in which pieces are placed in a preheated kiln and brought up to temperature quickly. Then  a combustible material is added, covered, and allowed to smoke over a period of time. The element of surprise is always fun with the end results!



For more information:

Contact Artisans On The Ave
Owners, Betty Wilson and Linda Manganaro


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Final Call For Art At Gallery Viera’s “Brush With Success” Cash Prizes, All Mediums

Art Gallery of Viera is pleased to announce its 5th Annual Juried Art Show. “Brush with Success 2016” will be on exhibit from October 7th to November 6th. A Public Opening Reception will be held on October 8th which will include the awards ceremony.  The Rickie Report shares the details for artists ( DEADLINE: AUG. 21) and for ART PATRONS to see the exhibit.  This is open to all mediums of art, 2D and 3D.










Public Opening Reception:

Saturday, October 8:

5:30pm – 8pm

Light refreshments will be provided.

A Presentation of Awards will be made at 7:00 pm.

Exhibit runs from October 7th to November 6th, 2016


Art Gallery of Viera

2261 Town Center Avenue, Suite 111

Viera, Florida 32940







To Enter:



Important dates:

Application window: July 17th – August 21st
Entry, images and payment due: Midnight, August 21st
Notice of acceptance: September 4th
Shipped work due: September 30th – October 3rd
Hand delivered work due: October 4th between 3 pm. – 8 pm.
Show opens: October 7th at 10:00am.
Opening Reception: October 8th from 5:30-8:00 pm.
Presentation of Awards: October 8th at 7:00pm.
Close of show: November 6th at 9:00pm.
Pick up of unsold artwork: November 7th & 8th from 3 pm. – 8 pm.
Return shipping: Begins November 9th






1st Place Gold $500

2nd Place Silver $300

3rd Place Bronze $200

$100 Special Awards

Merit Awards

Judge: more information coming soon.






1. Artist must be a resident of United States and be 18 or older.


1.Enter up to 3 pieces
2. Artwork must be the original work and concept of the artist (no classroom or workshop work) and have been created between 2014 and 2016
3. No copies or prints of original artwork accepted.
4. #1 prints of a limited edition of Photography and/or Digital Art are accepted.
5. No artwork previously exhibited at Art Gallery of Viera will be accepted.
6. This will be a family-friendly exhibit. No sexually explicit or offensive artwork will be accepted.
7. Entries may be in any medium and each entry must be ready for display.
8. All artwork must be for sale.


1. Size limit is 48 inches in either direction including frame.
2. All framed artwork over 16 x 20 inches must use Plexiglass instead of glass.
3. Wall mounted work must be wired and ready to hang with no visible hanging apparatus. No sawtooth hangers.
4. No special installation requirements and no ceiling hung works.
5. All artwork must have finished edges, be gallery wrapped or framed.


1. No larger than Length 36 inches x Width 36 inches x Height 72 inches
2. Weight, moveable by one person.


1. The non-refundable Jury fee is $35 for the first work and $15 each for up to two additional works
2. Payment of jury fees may be made via Pay Pal or by check for online entries or by cash, check or charge for hand delivered entries.
*Make check out to Art Gallery of Viera and mail or bring to:
Art Gallery of Viera
2261 Town Center Avenue, Suite 111
Viera, FL. 32940
3. Accepted works that are shipped will require a $20 per piece gallery handling fee.


1. Art Gallery of Viera will handle all sales and collect and pay all sales tax.
2. Art Gallery of Viera will retain a 35% commission on all sales and artwork should be priced accordingly.
3. Payment to artist will be made within four weeks of the close of the exhibit.


1. Monetary prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place with additional merit awards at the judge’s discretion.
2. The judge’s decision will be final.
3. Winners will be announced and a presentation of awards will be made during the opening reception.

Enter via Entry Thingy on our website:

1. Artists may submit 1 image of 2-D work, 2 images of 3-D work, for up to three artworks
2. Accepted files – .jpg.
3. Images must be a minimum of 800 pixels on the widest side and be of good quality.
4. Follow instructions on Entry Thingy *NOTE* Piece refers to individual artwork, Entry refers to 1-3 pieces
5. Jury fee can be paid via Pay Pal or by check made out to Art Gallery of Viera and mailed to
Art Gallery of Viera
2261 Town Center Avenue, Suite 111
Viera, FL. 32940

Enter via Hand Delivery:

1. Artists may submit 1 image of 2-D work, 2 images of 3-D work, for up to three artworks
2. Images must on CD or be 4×6 color photo of good quality.
3. Print the entry form. Download Entry Form
4. Bring completed form and photos of image(s) to Art Gallery of Viera at The Avenue, Viera.
5. Jury fee must be paid by cash, check, or charge at time of CD/photo drop-off.

Shipping of Accepted Artwork:


1.Attach provided label to each artwork.
2. Accepted artists are responsible for all shipping arrangements and expenses.
3. All packing material must be sufficient for safe return. Do not use packing peanuts!
4. All containers must be clearly and properly marked for return shipment.
5. All shipped work must use Plexiglass. No glass will be accepted.
6. Shipped works are due at Art Gallery of Viera between September 30th & October 3rd
7. The $20 per piece gallery handling fee must be included in package.
8. Return shipping of unsold works will begin November 9th.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up of Accepted Artwork:

1.Attach provided label to each artwork.
2. Artwork accepted for exhibition must be dropped off on October 4th between 3pm and 8pm and picked up on November 7th and 8th between 3pm and 8pm.
3. Artwork will not be released to anyone other than the artist without prior written authorization by the artist.


Storage Charges:

1. Artwork not picked up during designated time period will be subject to a charge of $5/day
2. No exceptions will be made.



The greatest care in handling and security will be taken at all times. However, Art Gallery of Viera will assume no responsibility for loss or damage. Entry into this show constitutes an agreement to hold harmless Art Gallery of Viera or its representatives from any manner of actions, suits, damages or claims arising from any damages, theft, or loss of artwork occurring during handling, shipping or display at the gallery.


*By submitting this entry you confirm that you have read all the rules and regulations for Brush with Success 2016 and agree with all the terms. You understand that your Jury fee is non-refundable even if your work is not accepted. You agree to release and hold harmless Art Gallery of Viera from any loss/damage. You also affirm that your work is completely original and of your own conception.


For more information about entering this exhibition or about visiting:

Art Gallery of Viera

2261 Town Center Avenue, Suite 111, Viera, Florida 32940



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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report








“Scary Art Exhibit” At Galleria Gilda Includes Call For Artists And Save The Date For Art Patrons To Attend Gartel Wicked Halloween Bash

Galleria Gilda in Lake Worth announces  the “Scary Art Exhibit” with a Halloween opening party which will take place on Saturday, October 1st.   Each artist may submit up to 5 pieces of work.  The entry fee provides admission for submitting artists to the Gartel Wicked Halloween Bash, selected exhibiting artists entry fee will also cover 1 guest. ARTISTS DEADLINE: AUGUST 31st.  ART PATRONS: SAVE THE DATE for the Opening Party! The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos from previous exhibits.  Jurors are: Katie Deits, Former Director of Lighthouse ArtCenter, Debby Coles-Dobay Public Arts Manager of Boynton Beach Florida, Angela Yungk Co-Founder and Co-Publisher of Art Hive magazine.  Final Judging and awards by the father of Digital Art, Laurence Gartel who will also be the top host for the Halloween party.








2211 North Dixie Highway Lake Worth, FL 33460
Wed. – Sat.: 11am – 6pm
Sun. 1pm – 5pm
Mon. & Tues. Gallery closed for workshops


“Scary Art Exhibit”

at the

Gartel Wicked Halloween Bash


Saturday, October 1st

6 – 11 pm

Costumes encouraged!

Enjoy Music,Entertainment, Art!!




GalleriaGildaScary Art Exhibit Call Rev1




  • Each artist may submit up to 5 pieces of work for $30


  • Entry fee provides admission for submitting artists to Gartel Wicked Halloween Bash, selected exhibiting artists entry fee will also cover 1 guest.


  • Deadline for submission 8/31 midnight.


  • Notification 9/7,


  • Delivery 9/29


  • Pickup 11/2


  • Artwork will be juried into the exhibit by 3 prominent local artistic professionals:

Katie Deits, Former Director of Lighthouse Art Center, Debby-Coles-Dobay Public Art Manager, Boynton beach Florida, Angela Yungk Co-Founder and Co-Publisher of Art Hive magazine.

Final Judging and awards by the father of Digital Art, Laurence Gartel who will also be the top host for the Halloween party.





A bunch of crazy fun

Body painting

Costume contests

Donald and Hillary look alike contest






For more details:


Galleria Gilda Offers:

  • Wall space
  • Exhibit space
  • Small studio space for rent
  • Workshops and Classes including painting, drawing, pastel, jewelry, photography, and photography editing programs plus visiting guest from time to time.
  • Once a week socials are also offered in adult coloring and encaustics with all materials supplied including snacks.
  • The group tries to meet every other month to discuss upcoming events and each other’s artwork.
  • Our Motto is to be Dedicated to Developing the Artists of Florida and support the important role art plays in our society
  • Galleria Gilda Gallery, in association with Artists in Florida Organization, have both member and commission work on exhibit along with guest exhibitors.


Tuesday – Saturday 11am to 6pm, Sunday 1pm to 5pm.

Please visit with our staff and see what Galleria Gilda is all about!

For more information, including class schedules:

Visit our website at

or email

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