Northwood Offers Double Dose Of Creativity Tomorrow Night With Art Night Out And Studio Tours

Tomorrow night, Art lovers will get a double dose of creativity as the Art Night Out event in Northwood Village hosts an Artists’ Open House in the area’s Industrial District!  The Northwood Industrial District, located just a few blocks west of Northwood Village, consists of large warehouses that are working studios for several prominent local artists. Trolleys will shuttle guests from Art Night Out on the corner of Northwood Road and Broadway to the artists’ studios tour. Art Night Out will take place Friday, April 29, 2016, on Northwood Road in West Palm Beach. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks so you can enjoy tomorrow evenings events!










Northwood Village Hosts

Artist Open Studios Tour

during monthly ART NIGHT OUT event


Friday, April 29th

6 – 9 pm


Free Event!  Trolly Shuttles!  Free Parking!







There is free street parking located throughout Northwood Village. Guests can also take the blue line trolley from the West Palm Beach Mandel Public Library or Palm Beach Outlets until 10:00 p.m




Experience One-Of -A- Kind Shopping!




Nickie Hennevelt at Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts 





Watch Artists At Work


Meet The Northwood Industrial District Artists

Opening their studios to the public:



“Empty Red Chair” by David Teal

Dave Teal, a figurative artist is a long-time resident of Old Northwood.



“Witness Me” by Elizabeth Hutchinson



Elizabeth Hutchinson, an instinctive artist, works out problems and conversations on canvas.


Painting by Jason Martinez

Jason Martinez paints spiritually iconic images using acrylic.



Sculpture by James Sagui

James Sagui is a professional woodworker, sculptor and furniture designer/maker.


Abstract Painting by Liz Ghitta Segall

Liz Ghitta Segall, a painter since childhood, is known for her abstract expressionist work.




“Bridge Crosser” by Sam Perry

Sam Perry, a noted artist, grew up in Northwood and focuses on abstract and the human figure.




“Blue Dress” by Terre Rybovich

Terre Rybovich, an artist born and raised in old Northwood, is known for her unconventional charcoal drawings.







“The Northwood Industrial District studios tour is a wonderful opportunity for art enthusiasts to not only meet some of our notable local artists but to also see how they work,” said Jon Ward, West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency Executive Director. “The artist colony and working artists from the area have come together to showcase what the community has to offer.”





Guests at the Northwood Village Art Night Out can enjoy local art and craft vendors from all over South Florida, shopping at the unique boutiques and galleries open late, live street-side artists and musicians, along with special features throughout the year like the Industrial District open studios tour. Residents and visitors looking for something out of the ordinary can experience an inspired evening in Northwood Village with impressive restaurants, distinctive shopping, and array of art in a laid back and hip atmosphere.



For more information about Northwood Village or Art Night Out, visit

Or call 561.822.1550

For details.



About the West Palm Beach

Community Redevelopment Agency:

Nationally recognized as one of the most innovative CRAs in the country, the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) sets the standard for redevelopment through award – winning marketing and branding campaigns, events and attractive business incentive programs. The mission of the CRA is to enhance the viability, long‐term stability and the overall economic health of the Downtown City Center and Northwood Pleasant City districts, the core of the City of West Palm Beach. For more about the Community Redevelopment Agency, visit





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Lighthouse ArtCenter Announces Summer Art Programs

Summer is around the corner and the Lighthouse ArtCenter is ready with their 46th Annual Summer Enrichment Camp program for ages 4 through 12!  There are scholarships available, based on financial need and the applications are available now! Sign up for The Time Machine, as your children will be immersed in creativity and artistic delight.  Each themed week takes ArtCampers on a journey through a virtual Art Time Machine, exploring famous pieces of art while revealing the history, customs, art techniques and cultures of each time period. Kids will create their own masterpieces in ceramics, drawings, mixed-media, painting and sculpture. Each adventurous week ends with a special “music Friday” featuring local musicians and drum circles.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up now!





Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art

395 Seabrook Road       Tequesta, FL 33469

(561) 748-8737



46th  Annual Summer Enrichment Camp





LACSummer ArtCamp 2016 page

“Our amazing camp art instructors are all professional artists, with degrees in education and art. This ArtCamp experience introduces children to fine arts, in a fun and innovative way. The Time Traveler Sketchbook will bring children through weeks of art concentration from prehistoric times to Cubism, from Renaissance to Modernism!” says Cynthia Trone, Director of Education at the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art.


LACSummercampgroup shot 2015

Campers from 2015 LAC Summer Enrichment Camp


Lighthouse ArtCenter also hosts presentations from local professional artists, giving campers an unprecedented opportunity to learn from some of the most passionate, talented and dynamic people in the area. Each week will be a fabulous adventure of artistic discovery and wild creativity.

Dates: June 6-August 12
Ages: 4-5
Time: 9 a.m. to Noon.
Cost: Members, $120, Non-Members, $150



Ages: 6-12
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: Member $200, Non-Members, $230
10% Sibling Discount!

Scholarships based on financial need available:

Before- and After-care available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


LACcamerasCampers from 2015 LAC Summer Enrichment Camp

For more information please contact Cynthia Trone, Director of Education
Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery & School of Art
395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, FL 33469





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Call For Entries To “All Florida”, As The Box Gallery Announces Upcoming Grand Opening

Rolando Chang Barrero will open his third gallery in 5 years. The Box Gallery slated to open on June 3-5, 2016 is a 4,000 square feet multi-media exhibition space that will serve the art community and art patrons with world class exhibitions, projections, performance art, and installation art.  The Box Gallery will have a Grand Opening from June 3 through June 5th. The Rickie Report includes a REMINDER To Artists: There is still time to apply to “All Florida” and be part of this new gallery!  We share the details of how to apply here.




The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road     West Palm Beach, FL 33405



Grand Opening Reception

June 3 – 5, 2016



April photo 1 Rolando Chang Barrero


Artist and Curator, Rolando Chang Barrero

Opens The Box Gallery in West Palm Beach





The 3 day grand opening of the gallery will showcase the potential and the possibilities of the space. Beginning on June 3rd the space will spotlight the “All Florida Exhibition”, the exhibition continues on June 4th with a series of projections and performances. On Sunday a “Think Tank” is expected to gather writers, visual artists, and curators to discuss the future of the space and the benefits to the community.


BoxAll Florida Exhibition



Currently there is an All Media Art Call for professional artists of Florida, for more information about the ALL FLORIDA EXHIBITION send requests to



Application Dates:
March 20, 2016-May 1, 2016

Application Fee: $25.00 per submission.

Notification Date:
May 10, 2016

ALL FLORIDA Exhibition 2016, June 3-26, 2016 is a multi media exhibition and sale of exceptional work created and made by professional artists from the State of Florida. The All Florida Exhibition is the Inaugural Exhibition of the Box Gallery. VIP Reception and programing will be presented throughout the exhibition dates June 3-24, 2016.

*Some performances and presentations will be scheduled on June 3rd and 4th and/or on June 10-11, and/or June 17-18

All artists wishing to participate are required to submit an application to the The Box Gallery and must apply online.


ALL FLORIDA EXHIBITION 2016 is open to all professional artists who reside and work in the State of Florida working in the following mediums:

  • Visual Art: 2D, 3D ,4D (Kinetic-Movement , sound, light)
  • Performance Art, Video, Film, and Musical Performance
  • All work under 10 feet in height will be considered.
  • Artist may be responsible for installation of their work depending on complexity.

All artists wishing to participate are required to submit an application and must apply online.

The non-refundable fee for the online application is $25
per submission as follows:
2D works one image per work
3D works 2 images per work

Kinetic work, sound installations, video, film, performance art, and music must send 1 link and support material.

The deadline to apply is May 1, 2016.

All work to be exhibited must be well conceived, expertly executed, and arrive ready to hang or professionally presented.
All work should reflect the individuality of the artist or group presenting.


Photography, lithographs, works created in series, etc must be numbered and accompanied by certificate of authenticity by artist.

Notification of acceptance to the exhibition will be sent via email on or before May 10, 2016.
All work must be delivered to The Box Gallery within 10 days of notification of acceptance and must be picked up from The Box Gallery on June 26, 2016.

Works not picked within a 10 day grace period; July 6, 2016, will incur a $10 storage fee starting from June 26 up to July 16, 2016 which must be paid at time of pick up. All work left after July 16, 2016 becomes the property of The Box Gallery and may be donated, sold, or dispersed of.

A contract and other forms will be sent to those accepted into the ALL FLORIDA EXHIBITION 2016.

Please double check to make sure you have entered an up-to-date email address on your application.

**All submitted 2D or hanging works must be wired and ready for hanging, loose flat work not framed (I.e. prints, photographs, etc.) will not be acceptable entries.**
2D, 3D, 4D (Kinetic/Time Based), Sound, Video/Film, Music, and Performance Art

The images submitted must fully reflect the work to be exhibited in the gallery.

An artist who works in more than one media category, must submit an application in each category.

If one application is accepted, only that work in that category will be exhibited.



Drop Box Link should be emailed to:
Drop Box Folder Must Be Labeled in this manner:



All image files must be labeled with: artist name_title_size.jpg or they will not be considered.
Each individual or group may submit a max. of 3 separate works for consideration.
File format: JPEG only
File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
File resolution: 300 dpi
File size:no lager than 5” x 7”
Price list of all work submitted (Gallery will retains 50% commission on all sales)
In such case where performances. special presentations and or screenings a donation may be suggested and split with artist or group 50/50.

PDF with links and Support Materials
Artist Statement
Your Photo High Resolution
Bibliography of reviews and press

Curator’s selections are based on the level of technical skill, quality of workmanship, and originality of design as represented in the images submitted.

Online Payment:
Payments Online can be made at to

Mail-In Payment:
Send a Check, payable to The Box Gallery. to:

The Box Gallery
c/o Rolando Chang Barrero
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
The Box Gallery will be provided reasonable security (alarm when closed, personnel while gallery is open) on the premises at 811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, Florida throughout the exhibition, however, each artist exhibits at his or her own risk and should carry appropriate insurance. The Box Gallery will not be held responsible for damage, theft, or loss of your work.



About Rolando Chang Barrero:

Rolando Chang Barrero is a working professional artist, curator, and entrepreneur. He maintains a working studio at the Boynton Beach Art District and is the sole proprietor of ActivistArtistA Gallery in Boynton Beach, The Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery in Lake Worth, and The Box Gallery in West Palm Beach. He is also founder and president of the Florida Arts Association and one of the founders of Art Synergy.




For more information and details contact
Rolando Chang Barrero
The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405





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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


Art On Park Announces Classes For Adults And Youth, Networking Event for Artists, Studio Rental Space And More

Art on Park Gallery in Lake Park, home of Artists of Palm Beach County, announces numerous classes and workshops for youth and adults, original art exhibits, a networking event for artists (April 25th), studio space rental and exhibit space rentals.   The Rickie Report shares all of the details here.  The end of April and month of May are full of opportunities!






APBC Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33460






Now Through May 13th





Working Studio Space Available:

APBC Art on Park Gallery is seeking a working artists who needs studio space.

As of today, a studio/display spaces is available.

The space is approximately 10′ wide, 5′ deep and 10′ high on the back wall.

The rental fee is $150/month for a 6 month lease. First and last required to start.

The artist must be a member of APBC.

Please call the Gallery if you are interested.

First come, first served, upon approval of the Gallery Management Committee,

which reserves the right of refusal.









Artists of Palm Beach County

Artist Sharing Meeting

Monday, April 25, 2016

7 to 9 PM




Please join us for an evening of networking and sharing Artist to Artist.

Meet other artists who live in Palm Beach County and share your work with them.

Learn from others and contribute your insights to the group.

Please bring one piece of your work to display.

Everyone will have an opportunity to describe their work and share with the group.

Please bring a snack or drink to put on the table.

Free and open to all artists who live in, or are visiting Palm Beach County,

Open to non-members.

Please RSVP to 561-345-2842 







Are you an artist interested in having a solo exhibit or coordinating a student exhibit?

The Gallery is available for these possibilities.

Inquire by responding by calling 561-345-2842.



May, 2016






Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Ongoing Classes in Drawing and Painting
Bring your projects and materials and paint or draw with guidance. Schedule classes at your convenience and move at your own pace. $15.00 per hour.






Thursday May 26th

Composition in Art and Linear Perspective Workshop

6:00pm – 8:30pm
Students MUST pre-register in advance

561 507 4527




This workshop introduces the basics of composition in art and linear perspective. Lessons include creating depth and recession on a 2D surface, placing focal points, leading the eye, balancing a composition, scale, texture, size, vanishing points and more.
Medium: Graphite and/or Colored Pencils





Friday, May 13, 2016

Young at Art Night

6:00pm – 8:30pm

Bring a drink or snack

MUST RSVP 561 507 4527

$35.00 all materials provided



Come relax and explore with guided instruction for a creative adventure in painting, mandala making, hand-building with clay, pottery, mosaic making etc. Bring an edible or potable treat and take home a work of art made by you.


This week’s project: Visit the `events’ page at for more info.


Saturday Classes:


Saturday May 7th

Painting Seas and Coastlines Workshop

In this workshop you’ll learn the properties of seas, waves, and coastlines and the accompanying features such as shorelines, rocks, sea foam, reflections etc.
Medium: Oil or Acrylic



Saturday May 21st

Drawing the Human Face Workshop


This workshop teaches the basics of portrait drawing from observing the human head at various angles, to the proportions of the head and face, to studies of facial features. Students should already possess a working knowledge of drawing and shading along with an understanding of light and shadow.


Medium: Graphite




12:30 – 3:30pm


Students  MUST pre-register in advance

561 507 4527



Sunday May 1st This week’s project: Making a Mother’s Day Card
Sunday May 8th This week’s project: Making a Paper House
Sunday May 15th This week’s project: Painting a mandala
Sunday May 22nd This week’s project: Painting a Sunset
Sunday May 29th This week’s project: Constructing with Craft Sticks



Poetry Writing Class
with John Vincent Palozzi
Every Saturday (unless noted)
10AM to 12PM
$20 / person / class



Mr. Palozzi is Vice President of Poets of the Palm Beaches.
He has been conducting poetry classes and workshops for over 20 years.
Learn about poetry and how to write poetry by taking this class.
Students 16 and older are welcome.
Space is limited.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: Please reserve your spot by calling the Gallery at 561-345-2842 AT LEAST THREE DAYS BEFORE. Leave a message if no one answers.






Creating Collage Class
with John Vincent Palozzi
Every Saturday (unless noted)
1PM to 3PM
$10 / person / class


Mr. Palozzi is Vice President of Artists of Palm Beach County.
He has been a collage artist for over 20 years.
Learn about collage and how to create collage by taking this class.
Please bring scissors and a glue stick. All other materials are provided.
Students 16 and older are welcome. Younger children are welcome with adult supervision.
Space is limited.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: Please reserve your spot by calling the Gallery at 561-345-2842 AT LEAST THREE DAYS BEFORE. Leave a message if no one answers.




For more information about upcoming exhibits, other classes and workshops and hours, please visit:




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The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


Celebrate Brewhouse Gallery’s Second Anniversary and Grand Opening Of Kelsey Theater! Space Still Available For Artists And Vendors

Join The Brewhouse Gallery in celebrating all of their resident artists on the Thursday, April 28th. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting in a night completely devoted to the artists with a meet and greet, creative talks and much more! The Brewhouse is a community art gallery and craft beer oasis! Sit back with a locally roasted coffee, specialty soda or wine. Save the Date: Saturday, May 14th for the 2nd Anniversary Celebration and Grand Opening of the Kelsey Theater!  The Brewhouse is one of the most well-respected live music venues in all of South Florida. It’s a creative space to share ideas & get inspired. The Rickie Report shares the details, which includes a Call For Vendors and a Call For Artists for the upcoming 2nd Anniversary Celebration and BEYOND!








720 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL 33403



3:00PM – Midnight
Noon – Midnight

 brewhousedebschmidtIMG_0010Art by Deb Schmidt


Thursday, April 28th 6 – 9 pm




Art by Craig McInnis



◊ Craig McInnis ◊ AJ Brockman ◊ Manon Sander ◊ ◊Anthony Melois ◊David Daversa ◊Del Foxton ◊
◊Chrisanthy ◊ Family 561 ◊ Aces High Tattoo Shop ◊ ◊Maria Luresca ◊ Gary Kresser ◊ Leo Arbiznik ◊Kevin Goff ◊Deb Schmidt ◊ Brad Cain ◊ Sarah LaPierre ◊ My Wicked Creations ◊ Phil Fung◊

Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting.
Everyone who purchases a piece of art (no price minimum) will receive a ticket for a $50 Gift Certificate drawing to The Brewhouse Gallery.



2D and 3D Artworks For Sale




2nd Anniversary Celebration!





Saturday, May 14th   12 to 12

Any local artists or crafters interested in participating in our 2nd Anniversary Celebration, please email:

$40. per space – – Be part of the Block Party Celebration!




Diner Dogs And Other Foods!




Want To Share Your Artwork?

Would you like to display your artwork at The Brewhouse Gallery? We offer excellent terms. No commission for a 3-month run, and unlike traditional artist co-ops, you are not required to put in volunteer time running the gallery. For more information, send us an email:






Here’s The Line Up*

Wednesday – Trivia Night 7 to 9 Join us for Trivia where you and your friends can win free giveaways, drinks, and even a gift certificate for the top two teams each night. Save up those gift certificates and even by some original art… No other place offers that! Try to outsmart your friends and put all that useless knowledge to use. 7 to 9 every Wednesday! Food by Diner Dogs Inc.








Thursday – Open Mic Night 8 to 11 Join us for our Thursday open mic night hosted by professional comedian Wayne Felber! Sign-ups start around 7 and performers take the stage around 8 pm. We have an in-house PA (limited microphones, cables, etc.) so please bring your equipment. It is a great mix of guitarists, spoken word poetry, vocalists, keyboard, drums, Improv & more. Food by Diner Dogs Inc.

Friday *FEATURED* Live Music, 8 to 11 The house will be rocking! Check the latest line-up details. Happy Hour Poker at 6:30pm

Saturday *FEATURED* Live Music, 8 to 11 A knee slapping good time! Featuring guest appearances by members of different bands, friends, family, neighbors, hell, Sasquatch and the Yeti are even rumored to be cookin’ up a few songs as a duo. If you miss this one, it’s a damn shame!






Every Other Sunday, 2 – 4 pm



Sunday is off to a great start at the Brewhouse! We’re already having great fun with some of our friends, but we would really love it if you came in to see us, too! All musicians are welcome but we require a blues Influence and this is more of an open jam set up. The performers are requested to arrive about a half an hour early to set up. Spectators welcome!





Rent the Space!

Host your next shindig with us! We have private and semi private party rental options for every occasion. Baby shower, retirement party, Birthday, you name it… We would love to have you. Please contact our party coordinator:



For up-to-the-minute listings of events visit:



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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


WITVA’s “Art For Art’s Sake IV” Is Open For Artist Entries To Men And Women

WITVA shares a Call To Artists for their next exhibition, “Art For Art’s Sake IV” which is open to men and women.  The Exhibition takes place May 24 through September 9 at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery located at the Levis JCC in Boca Raton.  The Artist Deadline is May 20th for this juried show with cash awards.  The Public is welcome to the Opening Reception on Sunday, June 5th.  Ann Schwartz will give a lecture “Dale Chihuly: Gardens of Glass” that afternoon.  The Rickie Report shares the details.








“ Art for Art’s Sake IV ”

Public Reception And Cash Awards

Sunday, June 5, 2016

1-4 pm

Ann Schwartz Lecture     

Dale Chihuly:Gardens of Glass

2:00 pm



 561-852-3200 or


Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

Levis JCC

Exhibit Runs May 24-September 9, 2016

95th Ave. Off Glades Road     Boca Raton,FL



Eligibility Exhibit open to Men and Women over 18

(up to 2 entries of work)




Application Deadline   Friday, May 20, 2016  

$35 entry fee  





Delivery at Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Tuesday, May 24, 10am-noon

Pick-up Friday, September 9, 10am-noon


No Nudes

SUBJECT MATTER; The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery reserves the right to reject inappropriate works.

Work cannot have been previously shown at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery at the Levis JCC


There is 36wide x 48 high size limits.

If concerned, please call Ann Schwartz 561-737-4248


For WITVA Exhibit “Art for Art’s Sake IV” hours call 561-852-3200 or



Preparation of Pieces:



Paper media must be covered with Plexiglass, have undamaged frames and mats.

Unframed oils/acrylics must be framed or finished on all sides with no staples showing.

All 2-D must be securely wired (please tape ends of wired)

No sawtooth hangers.


JEWELRY will be in a locked case.

All entries must be labeled on back

All items must be for sale. If sold they must remain for the entire exhibit.

Please note: 20% commission on all sales (10% to WITVA scholarship fund 10% to the Levis JCC)

This is a juried show.

Cash Awards will be given at Reception June 5, 1-4 pm



ID LABELS: Attach one to the back of each work (upper right corner)



Artist:_______________________________ Artist:_____________________________
Title:________________________________ Title:______________________________
Medium:_____________________________ Medium:___________________________
Size:_h________________w_______________ Size:h______________w_______________
Price:____________ cell:___________________ Price:________cell:________________________






Mail to: Ann Schwartz, 8261 Muirhead Cir, Boynton Beach, FL 33472



WITVA Exhibition at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery “Art for Art’s Sake IV”

Take-in:   May 24, 2016,10-12 noon


$35 Non-refundable entry fee payable to WITVA for up to 2 entries.

Application deadline: Friday,May 20, 2016







cell phone_________________________

Entry #1 title________________________________Medium________________

Size h_____w______Price___________

Entry #2 title________________________________Medium________________

Size_h_____w_____ Price___________


WAIVER OF LIABILITY: The undersigned hereby agrees to release and discharge WITVA, its directors and members, the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery of the Levis JCC, its directors and staff, from any responsibility for damage or loss of any kind, on all works submitted for the “Art for Art’s Sake IV” Exhibition. I am aware that a total of 20% commission will be taken on any sale of my artwork made during the exhibit for the WITVA Scholarship Fund and the JCC.
All exhibitors must sign up for the following:


I will help with: Check in_________Reception_______take down______labels________program________

I will help with KOSHER Refreshments. Cookies_____fruit____vegetables_____other________________


I will attend the Awards Reception, Sunday. June 5, 1-4pm__________

# of GUESTS________

ARTIST’S SIGNATURE__________________________________




For more information please contact:

Ann Schwartz – (561)737-4248  or




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Spring Craft Fair Returns To Downtown Stuart April 23 & 24, 2016

Historic Downtown Stuart welcomes back its popular Spring Craft Fair April 23 – 24, 2016. This two-day juried event takes place along Osceola Street and showcases the work of the most skilled crafters in the country. Vehicular traffic will be closed from St. Lucie to Haney Circle and down to Denver, providing festival patrons with an ideal setting in which to explore the exhibits. A wide array of original handmade crafts as well as unique gift items, featuring diverse media and styles, will be on display and for sale.  A Green Market will offer orchids and exotic plants as well as gourmet dips and spices, and many other distinctive items. Partial proceeds from the Festival benefit the Stuart Main Street Program. Admission is free and open to the public. The Rickie Report features Debbie Johnson (Clay) and Carole Onorato (Mixed Media Jewelry).









19th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair

Saturday, April 23

Sunday, April 24

10:00 am – 5:00 pm


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

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

Free and open to the public






Debbie Johnson – Clay

Ceramic Fairy Garden Accessories and Gift Items




Miniature Garden by Debbie Johnson 




Debbie Johnson is an illustrator, clay artist and garden enthusiast. While growing up and living in Michigan, she was an avid gardener with two and a half acres to play with. She tells us, “When we moved to our tropical paradise I discovered a new world of gardening. Most of what I knew from my Michigan gardening adventures really did not apply here, so I began learning a little bit about bonsai and miniature gardening”.



Cottage by Debbie Johnson 

“In 2015 my daughter inherited a kiln but it did not fit in her place and so it lives in my home studio. With a kiln here I wanted to play with clay and began making Fairy Garden Houses and Accessories. I love miniatures, doll house items, and fairy gardens! Fairy gardening is a great way to garden on a small scale. I try to design fairy garden accessories that are unique and beautiful. The items I make are safe for older children, so you can create a garden with them and allow their imaginations to soar”!





Cottage by Debbie Johnson



“Fairy gardening is not just for children! Most of my customers love gardening but can’t garden on a large scale for many reasons. Miniature and fairy gardening is satisfying and fun and I love to create items that are sturdy and lovely. They make great and one-of-a-kind gifts for gardeners!  Each piece is handcrafted from high-fire stoneware clay, then glazed with lead-free earthy colors. No two pieces are alike. They are made with love and I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy creating them”.



Carole Onorato – Mixed Media Jewelry

Pretty Wired Up Jewelry



Necklace by Carole Onorato





Pretty Wired Up Jewelry is the premier choice for handcrafted jewelry. Designer Carole Onorato creates stunning masterpieces for an exclusive selection of bracelets, earrings, necklaces, pendants and rings. Exquisite attention to hand sculptured details gives each piece a distinct and unique style. Most pieces are one of a kind. You can be assured of a fine selection and guaranteed quality when purchasing Pretty Wired Up Jewelry.





Necklace by Carole Onorato



Carole uses many gauges and types of wire, depending on the piece, sterling silver, 14K gold filled wire, electroplated brass or copper, aluminum and more.  Some of the semi-precious stones she uses include hand painted jasper, unakite, tree agate, howlite, onyx, leopard jasper, hematite, rhondite, African jade, crazy lace agate, tigereye, snowflake obsidian, sunstone and others. Other materials may include Carole’s own handcrafted fused glass, tiles, metal and glass beads, natural stones, cubic zirconia, fabric and acrylic stones.




Necklace by Carole Onorato




Carole custom designs jewelry to match your wardrobe. With sample colors, she can design the perfect accent piece. Remember Pretty Wired Up Jewelry for your cruise wear or other special occasion outfits. She can solve your problem of searching for the matching jewelry.








Handmade Affordable Crafts –

Diverse Media & Styles –

Unique Gift Items –

Featuring Top National & Local Crafters



  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts
  • Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 150 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft and stained glass
  • Green Market featuring exotic plants, gourmet dips and spices, and much more
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Stuart Main Street Program







About American Craft Endeavors:

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.




For additional information on the 19th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit or call 561-746-6615.



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The KeroWACKED® MultiMedia Festival Packs In Twelve Hours Of Live Music, Art, Presentations

Curated by Rolando Chang Barrero, The KeroWACKED® MultiMedia Festival presents: The #1 Outdoor Multimedia Event of Palm Beach County on Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 11am – 11pm at The Boynton Beach Art District. The Rickie Report shares the line up of 12 full hours of live music, readings, vendors, food and original art.  Celebrate the Beat Generation!



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410-422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426




The KeroWACKED Exhibition
Group Exhibition at ActivistArtistA Gallery/Studio




Aero Art:

Michael Kupillas | Thomas McAvoy | Rolando Chang Barrero
Leah’s Loom: Live Fiber Art Presentation by Leah Bell Rothchild



Metalsmithing Presentation by:

Dark Angel Armory and Forge
Shaun Williams + Sylvia AndrassY + Amy McGrotty



Mural Painting:

Eduardo Mendieta | Serafima Sokolov | Nicole Galluccio






Art Cars and Camper:

E.b. Fromkes and Mark Bulks







Performance Art:

JC Carroll of ArtAct





Live Music12 Hours Non-Stop Entertainment Featuring:



Alex Bach | Gregory Dirr, Ben Pachter, T.J. Brown | SloFunkPump | Jennell Eve| Koffin Varnish | Ian Wehmeyer | Fried Chickens and Crackers| John Graves | Jack Tafoya | Baby and The Troll | Epicurean Pleasure| Rod Dusinberre | Zack Elliott | Craig McInnis | Arlow Cain



Food Trucks:

Ps561 Food Truck | Caribbean Cowboy Food Truck | Joji Yogurt



Event is Sponsored by:

WBMGR Radio | The Rickie Report | Florida Arts Association | ActivistArtistA Gallery/Studio



For more information:




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Call All Youth For Entries In Art And Photography “ENDANGERED” Exhibition

Attention Young Artists and Educators! “ENDANGERED Photography & Art Contest 2016” is now open and accepting entries for this prestigious juried exhibit that takes place during Art Basel in Miami.  It is the perfect opportunity for students to research and learn about endangered species and the environment and undertake community service projects.  The Rickie Report shares the information as well as some images from previous contests.  The ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest and Exhibition are a lot of fun. We encourage you to be a part of this amazing opportunity and not only use your talent to reach a new audience and potentially win a prize but also play a role in preserving wildlife and the environment and directly support an extremely worthwhile non-profit organization.



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The 4th annual ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest is now open and accepting entries at:

Get Application



The deadline for submission is 2nd October 2016.



This is a great opportunity for students and Young Artists under the age of 18 (with birthdays on or after October 1st, 1998) to research, consider and communicate the issues facing endangered species and habitats.


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“Chimpanzee” by Alison Irving. All Rights Reserved. Alison is a 15 year old student and is the Young Artist Ambassador to ENDANGERED: Art4Apes.

The Contest

This global, juried online contest and subsequent exhibition aims to encourage artists and photographers to focus their skill and creativity on the issues facing endangered species and habitats while raising funds to support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) registered sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees in need of lifetime care.
Students may be inspired to learn about local or global issues. The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either:
• Celebration of the beauty of endangered or threatened species/habitats
• Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats


Please note – species do not have to be formally listed as endangered in order to be eligible for this contest as long as an element of threat exists.


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“The Hole Story”, photograph by Sidney Scholl. All Rights Reserved. Sidney is a third grade student at Alexander Montessori School in Miami, Florida. She is 8 years old and a supporter of Paws4You and The Center for Great Apes.


We encourage creativity in interpretation of the theme and accept entries in the following categories:

Fine Art (including Sculpture)

Photography (digital manipulation is acceptable)

Wearable Art (including Jewelry)



Please enter jpeg images of your work through the Juried Art Services website checking the category Young Artists.

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“Golden Safari” by Young Artist, Mia Gifford. All Rights Reserved.  Mia is 11 years old and has been taking art lessons since first grade. She has a passion for sketching and painting animals. She is a true lover of nature. She has been published in Zoobooks magazine and has also won numerous art awards including the Audubon Bird contest, Benihani Children’s Day art contest, and the ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest 2014, Young Artist category.


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“Fish are Friends not Food” by Young Artist, Alison Irving. All Rights Reserved.  2ND Prize winner, ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest 2014, Young Artist Category.



Cash prizes totaling $500 will be awarded in the Young Artists Contest. First Prize will receive $250, Second Prize will receive $150 and Third Prize will receive $100.

Winners will be invited to exhibit their work in Miami around Art Basel week, November 28th to December 1st, 2016.


All entries are posted on our Facebook page during the year so entries can be shared with family and friends.


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“Wood You Please Save The Apes” by Young Artist, Scout Dingman. All Rights Reserved. Wood You Please Save The Apes by Young Artist, Scout Dingman. All Rights Reserved. Scout made this wood block print when she was eight years old. Since she was five years old, she has raised money for the Center for Great Apes through lemonade stands, selling t-shirts, participating in fundraising campaigns, and by asking friends to bring donations, not presents, to her birthday parties. As a result, she has raised over $10,000 for the sanctuary.





Please see the full Terms and Conditions for the specifics on how the contest will be run at .

A donation of $5 for Young Artists is required for each entry and goes directly to the Center for Great Apes.

The deadline for submission is 2nd October 2016.



Support for Educators


We encourage entries from elementary, middle and high school classes and offer discounted rates and administrative support to educators who enter a body of work from their students. Please contact for details.



For each class of students entering we will offer a symbolic adoption of one of the resident apes at the Center for Great Apes. The class may select the ape and they will receive photographs, an adoption certificate, newsletters and updates.
We email a certificate of participation for each entrant which may count towards community service work.
We will also work with interested students to involve them in volunteer projects which will demonstrate their leadership skills and commitment to making the world a better place. Examples of past student projects include:
• Volunteering as a Gallery Assistant during the ENDANGERED Art & Photography Exhibition in Miami.
• Taking part in the eco-fashion show at the ENDANGERED Art & Photography Exhibition as a model.
• Supervising young models at the ENDANGERED Art & Photography Exhibition fashion show.
• Designing tee shirts related to the theme of ENDANGERED which could be sold to raise money for the Center for Great Apes.
• Fundraising projects.
• Spreading the word by encouraging other Young Artists to take part in the contest.




We have chosen to use all proceeds from the contest and exhibition to support the Center for Great Apes. The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. Please visit their website to learn more



ALL donations, including contest entry fees, go directly to support the Center. We fund our events either through commercial sponsorship or through our own donations.


The Center for Great Apes is solely the beneficiary of the funds from this Contest; it has no role in the organization or management of this contest. The Center for Great Apes cannot be held responsible for any issue relating to this Contest.



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“Respect” by Young Artist, Stéphanie Norris. All Rights Reserved.
Stéphanie is a high school student educated in Hamburg, Germany and Lake Forest, California.





We like to keep in touch with artists supporting this contest and we do this in the following ways:

• Through our website We post a selection of entries online and blog about the artists and their work.
• Through our Facebook page – we encourage you to “friend” our page. We regularly post as many new entries as we can.
• We send occasional emails to update everyone on progress and news relating to the contest and exhibition plans; you may unsubscribe from these at any time.
• You may email at any time with questions. We try to respond promptly.
• You will receive a letter concerning selection of your entry or entries to the exhibition by October 31st. This will be posted to your account with Juried Art Services. Please remember to check for mail in your JAS account!






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Artisans On The Ave Invite You To Special “Earthly Delights” Celebration

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is celebrating Earth Day with” Earthy Delights” Works born from Mother Earth under the watchful eye of the Full Moon. Stop by on Earth Day evening April 22, 2016. Featuring works in clay created by EarthArtists Clay Studio(Tracy Rosof- Petersen) and works in fiber created by EarthArt (Mary Catello and Teri Solomoni).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!






“Earthly Delights”:

Earth Evening Art Exhibit

Works born from Mother Earth under the watchful eye of the Full Moon



 Tracy Rosof- Petersen

Mary Catello

Teri Solomoni






Opening Reception:

Earth Day Evening, April 22, 2016

6 to 9 pm

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162  0r  561-582-3300






       Mary Catello and Teri Solomoni



Mary Catello and Teri Solomoni of EarthArt along with Tracy Rosof-Petersen from EarthArtists Clay Studio, invite you to join us for an Earthly Evening of Celebrating Art Works born from natural gifts from Mother Earth. On this 46th Earth Day we are reminded of the collective need for cleaning up the earth’s air and water and for conserving our natural resources.




                  Tracy Rosof-Petersen


Artisans On The Ave Gallery is celebrating Earth Day with” Earthy Delights” Works born from Mother Earth under the watchful eye of the Full Moon Earth Day evening April 22, 2016 . Featuring works in clay created by EarthArtists Clay Studio, Tracy Rosof- Petersen and works in fiber created by EarthArt by Mary Catello, and Teri Solomoni.



Tracy Rosof-Petersen

Tracy Rosof-Petersen of EarthArtists Clay Studio is proud to create functional and decorative clay wares for everyday uses. CREATING hand-made Clay Art is ecologically friendly and leaves a low carbon footprint. USING small studio clayware reduces our negative human impact on Earth, supports ethical consumerism and promotes sustainability. Green purchases you can feel great about!












Functional Works by Tracy Rosof-Petersen





Tracy’s work is whimsical, touchable and warm. Surfaces are bathed in satin earth toned glazes. Her clay designs include Sea inspired functional gifts to celebratory vessels adorned with “Circle of Life” ornamentation to large scale sculpted tile murals. Ms Rosof- Petersen has been creating in clay for over 30 years. She is known locally for her public art sculpted mural installations around Palm Beach County and for her meticulous ceramic repair techniques.


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EarthArt by Mary and Teri is a mother-daughter team that look to the local palm trees to create both functional and artistic vessels. The material used, palm inflorescence and palm boots are personally gathered and prepared for use. Most of the material is gathered prior to hurricane season in an effort to reduce damage while replenishing their supply.













Mary Catello and Teri Solomoni


Mary and Terri’s vessels are extremely unique because of the material and design. They have had national recognition by displaying in the Fruitland Museum, a television episode of “Graceland” and being published in “More to Consider”.


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Mary Catello and Teri Solomoni


When you visit the 3 showrooms, you will be amazed at the selection of the exquisite art of the 40 artists the gallery features.  Visit this Opening Reception for an evening fun. Meet the artists!!! Celebrate our wonderful earth and enjoy yourself!


For more information about this exhibit, artists or displaying your own art, please contact:

Artisans On The Ave Owners,
Betty Wilson
Linda Manganaro





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