Artisans on The Ave Presents “Canvas and Clay”

Artisans on the Ave presents a new exhibit, “Canvas and Clay” highlighting the artistry of  Jill Karlin Butler and Tracy Rosof-Petersen.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, June 20th.  The Rickie Report knows how much you will enjoy the vivid colors and the intricate designs that each of these well-known artists bring to their creations.  More details are here.

 

 

 

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“Canvas and Clay”

 

Reception 6-9 PM - Friday June 20,2014

 
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue
 Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300
Artisans On The Ave Gallery, announces the opening of their newest exhibit, “Canvas and Clay”, featuring Lake Worth artists Jill Karlin Butler and Tracy Rosof- Petersen.  They are both hailed as true humanitarians, who give back to the community with their talent and achievements.  The public is invited to a free reception on Friday, June 20th from 6-9 pm.  The Gallery is located at 630 Lake Avenue in Lake Worth.  For more information please call 561-582-3300.    We also cater to painting parties and classes with byob in Annette Gellerman’s Art Design Studio located in the rear gallery. Please call 561-596-2267 to reserve your party now!!! 
 

 

Sculpture by Tracy Rosof-Petersen

Sculpture by Tracy Rosof-Petersen

 


 

Tracy Rosof-Petersen

In 1990, after her university years and travel abroad, Tracy returned to Palm Beach County,FL and founded her Lake Worth pottery studio and gallery, EarthArtists Clay Studio.  Throughout the nineties Tracy’s career included creating functional and sculptural pottery for Exhibition, Art shows and instruction.  In 1995 she joined the Center for Creative Education (CCE) in West Palm Beach, FL, and became a teaching artist in curriculum based “Arts Integration” Programming, which she continues today.  In the following decade Tracy’s focus expanded to public art projects which include site specific architectural and sculpted tile murals.  Ms. Rosof-Petersen continues to work from her home-studio, collaborating on public art projects, creating architectural and functional commissions, offering ceramic restoration/repair and instruction.

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Mural Close-Up                                  by Tracy Rosof-Petersen

Tracy tells The Rickie Report, “As my career in the visual arts unfolds, I find myself drawn to diverse projects in clay that afford me an opportunity for creative learning.  I continue to grow as an artist and as a human, as I research concepts and ideas to be translated  into a visual format.”

 

"Wave" by Tracy Rosof-Petersen

“Wave” by Tracy Rosof-Petersen

 

 

Tracy goes on to say, “The challenge for me comes in creating a piece that will have sustainability in materials, emotional substance and will, in the end, celebrate our humanness.”

 

Mural Close-Up by Tracy Rosof-Petersen

Mural Close-Up by Tracy Rosof-Petersen

 

Tracy’s work is exhibited in private, public and corporate collections, including : 2014   Library Wall Mural, Meyers Academy, Three front entrance walls of tiles, depicting book binders and covers with donor’s text; North Palm Beach, FL;  (in process), 2014   Handprint Mural, Renaissance Charter School, Three exterior murals with glazed handprints of students and staff; each 18′ by 5′; WPB, FL (in process) and 2013   Heron Entrance Mural, 2.25’w x 4’t, Feller Residence, Boca Raton, FL

For more information please contact Tracy Rosof-Petersen  at www.earthartistsclaystudio.com/Artisans On The Ave   630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth , FL 33460    561-582-3300    www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

 

Jill Karlin Butler

Jill Karlin Butler

 

 

Jill Karlin Butler

 

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Jill Karlin Butler painting a Dolphin Mural

Born in Boston, MA and now resident of Lake Worth, FL.,  Jill Karlin Butler is a visionary artist.   Her paintings are described as “Vivid and happy oils, light handed and flowing watercolors, illustrative and detailed mixed media pen and ink, gouaches”.  All surfaces are fair game! Hand-painted tile murals, furniture, upholstery, and floor coverings complete her repertoire.

 
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Jill Karlin Butler at Ocean Drive

 

Jill has exhibited and is collected the world over. She has illustrated books, developed a typography “Bodytype”, has been published and is currently working on her her second film.  In addition to painting and design, Jill is a yoga teacher and has taught both in her native USA as well as Europe. Jill is the co-creator of Ekotecture – The Dolphin Dream with her late husband Lee Porter Butler. She regularly travels throughout the world to paint, exhibit her works and promote her husband’s legacy Ekotecture.

 

For more information please  visit  www.thedolphindream.com   or   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jstdCDefhWo   or file:///Users/jillee/Documents/JILL%20KARLIN,%20VISIONARY%20ARTIST

 

 

Artisans On The Ave Gallery

 

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is located at 630 Lake Avenue in the middle of downtown Lake Worth, Florida.  Hours are Sunday thru Tuesday, 11 AM – 6 PM. Wednesday thru Saturday, 11 AM – 9 PM.   Our Gallery features the work of 25 local artists working in all media.  For information on becoming an artist with two or three-dimensional art in our gallery please call Betty Wilson  561-762-8162 or Linda Manganaro  561-308-7263.  Gallery phone: 561-582-3300.

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Boca Museum Of Art Offers Summer Courses for Children, Teens, Adults

The Boca Museum – Art School is an integral part of the cultural campus comprised of the Boca Museum in Mizner Park, The Artists’ Guild Gallery located in Delray, and the Art School on West Palmetto Park Road.  Each in their own way and in overlapping ways these sites enrich the cultural life and strengthen the arts community of Palm Beach County.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share information about Summer Classes, which begin at the end of June.  We know you will find the right class and instructor for your needs.

 

 

 

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Summer art classes start June 30th

 

 

The Art School offers classes and special workshops for children, teens and adults in ceramics, drawing, jewelry, painting, photography and sculpture.  Classes attract beginners to experienced artists. The school provides well equipped studios, an outstanding faculty as well as a gallery for students to exhibit their work.

 

 

 

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This summer there is a range of art classes for adult and teen classes beginning June 30th and a second session starting July 28. During the fall and winter months studio art courses are often filled to capacity.  The summer is a great time to take a class because there is more elbow room in the studios.  The summer’s short sessions run for 4 weeks and are an ideal length for experienced artists to freshen up their skills or try a new medium.  And for beginners the summer is a great way to explore their creative side within a short time commitment.

 

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Day and evening courses include: Figure Drawing on Monday evenings, taught by the classically trained team of Suzanne Scherer and Pavel Ouporov and “Expressive Figure Drawing’ with Barbara Wasserman on Monday afternoons.

 

 

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Experienced artists may be interested in the ‘Advanced Painting Studio’ with Miles Laventhall or special 4-day intensive workshop ‘The Nude Figure in the Landscape’.

 

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Other classes include beginning painting, beginning drawing with Jane McIntyre as well as a watercolor class Friday afternoons.  Diane Reeves teaches traditional painting techniques on Fridays (and she shares how to avoid common mistakes).

 

 

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The range of jewelry classes include basic and advanced Jewelry fabrication, gemstone cutting, art clay, enameling, chain-making and cool funky jewelry.   And if you want to get your hands dirty try the ceramics clay sculpture class is on Thursday evenings.

 

 

 

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Classes for teens include ‘Portfolio Development” where students learn a variety of techniques and skills with projects including self-portraits and book-making.  And an intensive 4-day digital photo workshop for teens.

 

 

 

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The Photo department offers classes for adults and teens who want to learn the basics of digital photography to exploring more creative and advanced photo techniques.

 

 

 

For more information please contact:  Boca Museum – The Art School  located at 801 West Palmetto Park Road  by calling 561-392-2503  or email artschool@bocamuseum.org  or visit http://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool.  Also visit http://www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

Call for Art Work: Helping Another Artist Art Auction: Helping Stephen

An artist in our community needs help.  Craig McInnis is coordinating a benefit art auction for Stephen Hawrylciw, who has a rare and severe myeloma.   The Rickie Report knows you will respond. Art submissions are due June 19th. We urge art patrons to take note because we want this auction to be a success! The Auction takes place on June 26th.  Details are here.  PLEASE SHARE this information with everyone you know!

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What: CALL TO ARTISTS / Art Auction to benefit Stephen

 
Where: Boynton Beach Art District /Boynton Beach Live 422 West Industrial Ave, Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

When: Thursday, June 26, 2014    6:00-9:00 p.m.

 
 
“I am privileged to be a long time friend of Steph’s and have shared so many great times making music together for close to 10 years. It is a bond much like brothers that we have formed and I am dedicated to do what I can to ensure that he and his beautiful wife Sara have the resources to explore all avenues and seek the proper treatment to ensure Steph’s well being. I am reaching out to my artist family to help me to do so… at this event and however many fundraisers it takes.” -Craig McInnis
 
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Stephen and his family found out of his diagnosis with smoldering myeloma (pre-stage bone marrow cancer) just three weeks after Stephen was married. He went to his primary doctor when persisting pains in his chest concerned his wife. Blood tests led to a bone marrow biopsy which led to Stephen’s diagnosis.
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His hematologist suggested they be aggresive to treat what they found since myeloma is not only rare and dangerous but also even more rare in someone Stephen’s age. 
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The conventional treatment success rates that he and his wife found were not acceptable to them, nor did it seem safe; as the doctors suggested it could interefere with Stephen’s and Sara’s hopes to have a family.
 
 
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To participate in the call please email Craig at craigart896@hotmail.com with “BENEFIT” in the Subject line with a JPEG of the proposed submission. We are accepting 2D and 3D art of all mediums. Art work must be approved first. Submission of art will be on June 19th. At the event, bidding will start at $50 with ALL proceeds going to the cause. Art work will not be returned if unsold, but will instead be part of the next auction. (scheduling t.b.d.) 
 
 

You can link to our face book event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1424984761098242/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

For those who wish to donate now or cannot attend the event: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/let-health-win/178036

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Call for Entries: 5th Annual Arty Bras Fashion Show and Exhibition

The Lighthouse ArtCenter announces a Call for Entries for ArtyBras!  The 5th Annual imaginative fundraiser celebrates, entertains and inspires with whimsical ArtyBras creations.  There will be festive pink décor, pink drinks and pink hors d’oeuvres in abundance at the 5th Annual ArtyBras Fashion Show and Exhibition on Oct. 21, 2014, at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum.  The money raised through the auction and sponsorship efforts surrounding this unique event will benefit the Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center at the Jupiter Medical Center and the Lighthouse ArtCenter, a nonprofit Museum and School of Art.  The ArtyBras this year is once again being chaired by Jeff and Veronica Lichtenstein. The Rickie Report shares  this CALL FOR ENTRIES!  We look forward to seeing your creations!  (It’s not too early to buy your tickets to the Fashion Show…)

 

 

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For more information:

Barbra Broidy, Curator and Assistant to the Executive Director

Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery & School of Art

373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469

561-746-3101    Barbra@lighthousearts.org

Visit: www.lighthousearts.org

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Rotating Exhibit at OSGS in the Heart of Northwood

The majority of represented artists at OSGS originate in and around Palm Beach County.  A mix of mediums can be found on exhibit and for sale in the intimate gallery setting in the heart of Northwood Village (West Palm Beach).  The rotating exhibit contains a mix of mediums that range from works on canvas to wearable art. The Rickie Report shares a quick overview here and urges you to stop by. Don’t miss the custom framing special offer at the end!

 

 

 

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Tuesday – Saturday   10 am – 4 pm

500 Northwood Road       W. Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

The majority of represented artists at OSGS originate in and around Palm Beach County.   The rotating exhibit contains a mix of mediums that range from works on canvas to wearable art. A mix of mediums can be found on exhibit and for sale in the intimate gallery setting in the heart of Northwood Village (West Palm Beach). 

OSGS is proud to present the latest works on exhibit from the following artists:

 

Susan Burke, "Passion"

Susan Burke, “Passion”

Susan Burke:
My paintings are my form of communication. I am not attempting to reproduce nature; but I am interpreting the emotions that the subject spur in me.
http://osgsart.com/susan-burke-2d-

Emmanuel Gonzales, "Nevermore"

Emmanuel Gonzales, “Nevermore”

Emmanuel Gonzales:
My art strives to deconstruct the complex social fabric of America: a nation made up of outsiders looking in and insiders looking out.
http://osgsart.com/emmanuel-gonzales-2d-

 

Pamela Atcheson Meyers, "Venice in the Rain"

Pamela Acheson Myers, “Venice in the Rain”

Pamela Acheson Myers:
I have had a non-stop love affair with watery vistas and the reflections they create, all over the world, from Newport to the Florida Keys to Venice (Italy) to the fjords of Chile. For me, every one of these views is a magic moment, a natural canvas of colors and reflections existing only in the moment.
http://osgsart.com/pamela-acheson-myers-2d-

 

Squier, "Lotus Field"

Loren Squier, “Lotus Field”

Loren Squier:
I have four major influences that can be seen clearly when viewing my art. They are the ocean, comic books, Japanese wood block prints, and all the beautiful graffiti all over the world.
http://osgsart.com/loren-squier-2d-

 

Trujillo, "Conquista

Edward Trujillo, “Conquista”

Edward Trujillo:
The cultural influences of family and the history of the Land of Enchantment meld into the expressions of my art…  The confluence of spirits of the past and the land that cradles them are expressed in my art.
http://osgsart.com/edward-trujillo-2d-

 

 

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OSGS Works of Art & Custom Framing is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm.  Do not miss the latest works on exhibit from many other artists as well.  The Custom Framing department is available to the general public at competitive pricing and the staff is always willing to offer free quotes on any job.  OSGS is a relaxed gallery for folks to take in the best of Palm Beach’s local art scene.  Works can be viewed and purchased in the gallery which is always open to the public, free of charge or online at   www.OSGSart.com    Walk in today and say hello!    
Mention you read about us in The Rickie Report for an additional 15% off framing!

 

 ‘Like’ us on Facebook and Stay up-to-date with all of OSGS events.
…And We Custom Frame for the Public!!

 

We are always looking for artists seeking representation.  Please email us if you are interested.  We have options for exhibition space and reception opportunities.

 

Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla
OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio
p: 561-833-2223   e: OSGSart@hotmail.com    www.OSGSart.com
Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

Palm Beach Home Interiors Transforms with Art and Design

Palm Beach Home Interiors announces their transformation into: PALM BEACH HOME INTERIORS…Art & Design!  What does this mean?  The Rickie Report met with new owner, Jana Costa, who shared her vision for new gallery space for 2D and 3D art displays.  We share her Call to Artists for all media in this article!

 

 

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716 Lake Avenue

Lake Worth, FL  33460

Across the street from the Lake Worth Playhouse

(561)249-7002

 

"Wavy Palm Trees" by Marilyn  'Bobbin' Salisbury

“Wavy Palm Trees” by Marilyn ‘Bobbin’ Salisbury

 

 

Most recently, Palm Beach Home Interiors has focused on furniture and accessory consignment.  New owner, Jana Costa, is adding a large emphasis on artwork.  The addition of these new elements will help transform your home, office or apartment.

 

 

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TRR:  Tells us about your vision for the new business.

JC:

 

It means that our wonderful furniture and accessory consignment store is transforming into a store with great furniture, accessories and now gallery space for all types of art.  We are renting the walls for 2D art  and cabinet space and/or floor space for 3D art and jewelry.  Plus we have large spaces available for rent for studio space.

 

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Windy Day” by Julia Longwell

 

TRR NOTE:   These larger spaces could also become a little shop within a store which is how Jana Costa, the new owner, started out.

JC:  

 

The store will provide an opportunity for artists to show their art in room vignettes which are professionally designed.  As an artist and interior decorator, I will be sure the space will reflect all styles and types of furnishings mixed eclectically with art, jewelry and hand created items.

 

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3D wall art, “Sassy Sun ” by Jana Costa

 

 

TRR:  What is your timeline?  We notice that you already have some fine art pieces on display.

JC:

 

All of this is already underway!  Spaces are being rented now to be occupied as of June 1.   Don’t wait, reserve your space now.   

 

 

Call (561) 249-7002 store  or  Or (561) 255-8271 (cell) to make an appointment.  Visit  PBhomeinteriors.com   or email  pbhiconsignment@yahoo.com

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

Spring Exhibit and Special Book Signings at Artists of Palm Beach County

The Artists of Palm Beach County invite you to a Book Signing at Art on Park Gallery, Friday, May 30th.  This is your chance to meet three authors/illustrators and enjoy the Spring Exhibit.  The Rickie Report knows people of all ages will enjoy this event, as you encounter Daphne the Duck, Katelyn and Gracie the Ghost, A Cookbook of Poetry, and A Book of Poetry and Haiku.  This is a terrific occasion to bring children!

 

 

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Artists of Palm Beach County 

Invite You

Meet the Authors and Illustrators

Friday, May 30th

6 -8 pm

Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue       Lake Park,FL

 

 

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On Friday May 30, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. the Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC) will host a book signing at the Art on Park Gallery, 800 Park Avenue in Lake Park. Make sure to get there early and feel free to bring kids as the authors will read excerpts from their books. In addition to the book sale and meeting the authors, everyone is invited to view and purchase the gallery’s art as well as to enjoy drinks and refreshments at this free event.
"The Story of Daphne The Duck" by Maxine Schreiber

“The Story of Daphne The Duck” by Maxine E. Schreiber

Maxine Schreiber, the current featured artist in the gallery’s Spring Exhibit, initiated the event to launch her children’s picture book The Story of DAPHNE the Duck.  If you think Muscovy ducks are ugly or a nuisance, this true story, which she wrote and illustrated, may change your mind.  It’s currently available on Amazon.
"Cook These Poems" by John Vincent Palozzi

“Cook These Poems” by John Vincent Palozzi

John Vincent Palozzi, APBC Vice President and the gallery manager has published a number of books.  “My favorite among them is Cook these Poems: 20 Vegetarian Recipes Disguised as Poetry,” Schreiber states.  “He’s a fabulous artist and a poet, and he also helped me publish my book.”   All nine of John’s books are available in Amazon paperback and Kindle editions.
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Linda Taylor Newton’s “The Adventures of Katelyn, Gracie the Ghost and the Magic Horse

The two invited other APBC published authors to join them for the book signing event. Linda Taylor Newton will be there with The Adventures of Katelyn, Gracie the Ghost and the Magic Horse, her first book in the Amazing Discoveries series. It’s a story of two worlds woven together with the threads of family and friendship, one world of realism, the other of fantasy.
"Mumbo Jumbo" Illustrated by Marilyn 'Bobbin' Salisbury

“Mumbo Jumbo” Illustrated by Marilyn ‘Bobbin’ Salisbury

Marilyn “Bobbin” Salisbury will also be on hand with Mumbo Jumbo: Poetry and Haiku.  Deborah Desser-Herchan wrote this children’s book with Bobbin’s illustrations.  Both the writer and illustrator will be happy to sign books.

Regular gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  For directions or other gallery information, call 561-345-2842 or go towww.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Beasties of the Kingdom are a Must See at 17th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival

The 17th Annual Delray Beach Craft Festival goers will have a lot of artists to see.  John Raya’s creations, “Beasties of the Kingdom” promise to amuse and please all ages.  Previously sharing his creative genius at Disneyland and Universal Studios, John eventually struck out on his own.  Choosing a “Beastie” is probably the most difficult decision you’ll have to make!  Everything is handmade in the USA ( including the paint as well as boxes).  The Rickie Report shares the details of the full event and a glimpse of some “Beasties”.

 

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American Craft Endeavors Presents:

17th Annual Delray Beach Craft Festival

Saturday and Sunday: May 24 & 25

10 am – 5 pm

FREE admission

Tennis Center on Atlantic Avenue  

Delray Beach,FL

 

 

John Raya at Work on his Beasties of the Kingdom

John Raya at Work on his Beasties of the Kingdom

 

Meet John Raya

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his Beasties of the Kingdom

 

 

Throughout his life, John Raya’s two passions have been sculpting and cartooning. As a child, John spent long hours mastering the great works … from the “Sunday funnies”, his favorite comic books, or the all-time classic “Mad Magazine.” Any piece of paper was a potential sketch pad for John to practice drawing his childhood heroes and heroines. He shares, ” I mastered anatomy and life drawing skills by the age of ten through long hours laboring over the finer points of proportion and structure … by sketching the likes of “Wonder Woman” .”

 

"Palm Beach Paulie" by John Raya

“Palm Beach Paulie” by John Raya

 

John’s talents soon found their way to Universal Studios in California where he worked summers as a cartoonist between stints at Cal State at Fullerton where he studied the “3D’s”–dating, dancing, and design. With a knack for quick-sketch caricature, John’s art drew him to Disneyland where he would sometimes sketch up to 400 people in a single day. John eventually found his way to Walt Disney World® in Florida, where as an art director, he was responsible for artists operations in the theme park.

 

 

"ZsaZsaZebra" by John Raya

“ZsaZsaZebra” by John Raya

 

In 1975, mustering his entrepreneurial spirit and with his accumulated professional experience (and a prayer), John embarked on his own business venture. Developing the “Beasties of the Kingdom” collection along the way, John fulfilled a lifelong dream and created a vehicle for his personal style and sense of humor. Starting with just six designs in his collection, John soon directed his talents to creating new and better “Beasties” to keep up with the ever-growing demand. Since then, John has increased his collection to include over sixty new “Beasties of the Kingdom” that has attracted a global family of collectors.

"Ernie Eagle" by John Raya

“Ernie Eagle” by John Raya

 

 

 

For more information about Beasties of the Kingdom, please visit www.beasties.com  or call 407-758-9891   (voice or text)

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

 

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

 

For additional information on the 17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

 561-537-0291

 

Art Exhibit and Silent Auction to Benefit Jonathan Dickinson State Park: Calling Artists and Art Lovers!

The Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park are looking for artists to participate in a nature-themed Art Exhibit and Silent Auction. Work will be exhibited at the Kimbell Center Gallery in the park and will highlight local artists’ photography, painting, sculpture, and more.  There will be a contest featuring Peoples’ Choice Awards which will be presented at a Reception toward the end of the show.  The Rickie Report shares the details for show entries, the exhibit itself and how art lovers can be involved in helping make this a success!

 

CALL TO ARTISTS: ENTRIES

 

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 CALL TO ART LOVERS:

ART SHOW AND SILENT AUCTION

 

 

RECEPTION:  JULY 18th  6:30 pm

 

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ART SHOW AND SILENT AUCTION

 

The Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park announce an exciting event and opportunity for artists to sell your art!

 

Art Lovers!  Nature Lovers! :  Stop by during the exhibit and place your bids!!


silent auction:

 

  • Bidders are requested to register providing contact information.
  • A sheet on which bidders list their bids will be provided for items in the auction.
  • Updates showing current status will be sent to all who register on a weekly basis.
  • Bids may be updated by phone after presenting identification (password) recorded at registration.
  • The winning bids will be annonced at the reception and close of the auction 

 

This Event will consist of Two Parts:

  • A show of nature-themed art work and silent auction to be held in the Gallery at the Kimbell Education Center in Jonathan Dickinson State Park from June 20 – July 21, 2014.
  • A contest featuring Peoples’ Choice awards

 

DETAILS

  • Work will be juried to ensure consistency with quality, theme, show space and acceptability within the park’s family-oriented, natural environment
  • Entry fee is $15 for four works and $5 for each additional piece. Registration can be made at WWW.JDOPENSHOW.EVENTBRITE.COM
  • Submissions must be accompanied by registration and release forms – see below
  • Accepted work must be framed and be wired for hanging on 1/4 or 3” hangers. Sawtooth hangers will not be accepted. There are no size restrictions
  • 3D art must be accompanied by the proper display
  • Artists must submit at least one item for the auction; all work up for auction is for sale to the highest bidder
  • 20% of the sale price is donated to the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, a non-profit organization (donations are tax deductible)
  • Submissions must be received electronically or on CD by June 2. Images should be in JPG format and sized at 72ppi and between 800ppi and 1200ppi on the longest side. Submissions not meeting these requirements or larger than 1 MB will not be considered.
  • Artists will be notified if their work is selected by June 4. If accepted, artwork should be delivered to the Kimbell Center June 5 – June 17 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Images submitted via email should be sent to friendsjdsp@gmail.com.
  • Images should be labeled with a sequence number followed first name, last name, and image title. EXAMPLE: 1_johndoe_birds.jpg
  • Work sold in the silent auction must remain in the show until the closing date (July 21). This time allows bidders to increase bids and new bidders to enter. All bids are final and cannot be withdrawn
  • Peoples’ choice awards will be presented at a reception on July 18
  • Photographic art work that portrays recognizable people must be accompanied by a photo/model release form (see attached)
  • The Friends of JDSP will manage sales transactions and send 80% of the sales price to the artist within two weeks of the sale

 

For more information, please contact Libby Reinert at the Kimbell Center, 561-745-5551, libby.reinert@dep.state.fl.us.

 

Jonathan Dickinson State Park 

Kimbell Education Center

16450 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park Art Show 

 

 

 Registration Form

 

On Line Payment and Registration: www.jdopenshow.eventbrite.com

Checks should be made payable to:  Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc.

Mail check if applicable, entry forms, and release forms to: 

Friends of JDSP – Art Show and Auction

16450 SE Federal Hwy    Hobe Sound, FL 33455

 

Please print legibly; include additional form for more than three entries. Please be sure entry number is same as the number in the submission title (see guidelines for details).

 

Artist Name_________________________________________________

 

Phone_________________________

Email ____________________________________________

 

Address _______________________________

City __________________________FL, Zip__________

 

Entry Number ____ (e.g. 1, 2, 3, etc. depending on number of entries)

 

Artwork Title (to be displayed)_____________________________________________

Submission Title (if different from above) ___________________________________________________

Media Type ___________________________________________________

Size of artwork (if known) ________________________________

Silent Auction Item     Yes     No

If Yes, starting price $__________  If No, sale price $__________

 

Entry Number ____ (e.g. 1, 2, 3, etc. depending on number of entries)

 

Artwork Title (to be displayed)_____________________________________________

Submission Title (if different from above) ___________________________________________________

Media Type ___________________________________________________

Size of artwork (if known) __________________________________________________

Silent Auction Item    Yes     No

If Yes, starting price $__________  If No, sale price $___________

 

 

Entry Number ____ (e.g. 1, 2, 3, etc. depending on number of entries)

 

Artwork Title (to be displayed)___________________________________________

Submission Title (if different from above) _________________________________________________

Media Type ________________________________________

Size of artwork (if known) ________________________________________________

Silent Auction Item    Yes     No

If Yes, starting price $__________  If No, sale price $___________

 

Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park Event

Release Form

 

(Only one form is needed to cover all entries)

 

Release by the Artist

I do hereby make the following statements, release, assignments and assurances to Jonathan Dickinson State Park and the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc.:

  • I certify that I (“Artist”) am the owner author of the artwork, and I have not assigned any of my rights associated with the artwork to any third party and have sole, complete and unrestricted authority to enter into this release and to grant the rights described in this release.

 

  • I release Jonathan Dickinson State Park and the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc. from any liability whatsoever that arises from their use of the artwork except for uses that violate the terms and conditions of this release.

 

  • I hereby grant Jonathan Dickinson State Park and the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc. the royalty-free and nonexclusive right to use and publish images of the artwork on their website or in publications in conjunction with this event. Jonathan Dickinson State Park and the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc. also may use the artwork images in other publications such as their website, in park brochures, in magazines, or for other marketing, promotional, and educational uses with a credit including the © symbol and naming the artist (example – © John Doe). Jonathan Dickinson State Park and the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc. recognize that the artist owns the image and copyright to the image and shall neither claim, nor exercise any ownership rights thereto. Photographs of the artwork may be shared with the media in conjunction with this event only while making the media aware of the copyright ownership and requesting that such media use the images in conjunction with the © symbol and photo credit as in the above example.

 

  • In the occasion that the artist’s work is chosen to be displayed in the Kimbell Center:

 

  • It is understood that artwork insurance shall not be provided by Jonathan Dickinson State Park or the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc. and artwork insurance, if any, shall be obtained by the artist.

 

  • It is also understood that Jonathan Dickinson State Park and the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc. shall at all times exercise ordinary care in providing protection to the artwork, but shall assume no responsibility whatsoever for loss, damage, or destruction to the artwork.

 

  • In consideration of the benefit accruing to the artist and to members of the public, the artist releases Jonathan Dickinson State Park and the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc. from liability for such loss, damage, or destruction of the artwork.

 

Artists Name (print full Name)____________________________________________

 

Artwork Title(s)  ____________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Signature_______________________Date___________________

 

For details, visit www.floridastateparks.org/jonathandickinson, or email friendsjdsp@gmail.com, or call the Kimbell Center 561-745-5551.

 

Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Kimbell Center

16450 SE Federal Highway           Hobe Sound, Florida

 

 

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561-537-0291

Haitian Festival Offers Art, Food, Poetry, Music: Note to Artists, Vendors and Poets – still time to sign up!

There is still time for small businesses and non-profits to reserve a FREE space at the upcoming “Celebrate Life with Hope” during Haitian Heritage Month.  What a great opportunity to reach out to the community!!  In addition, Poets and Rap Artists are welcome to sign up to perform, as they honor Haitian Culture. The Rickie Report shares details for artists to promote their work AND shares details for EVERYONE to enjoy the event itself!

4th Annual

Celebrate LIFE with HOPE

 

 

Haitian Heritage Month

 

 

Saturday, May 17th

10 am – 5 pm

at:

Hand Park        

NW 5th Street and Canal Street

 Belle Glade, FL

 

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Celebrate LIFE with HOPE – Haitian Heritage Month is now a traditional way to celebrate Haitian History and Culture in the Glades. It is also an opportunity to have FUN and share Haitian Culture with all community residents.  It provides a venue for networking, coordination of services, and partnerships.  It is an occasion to bring service providers together to meet community needs, serve children and families, and communicate with community residents.

 

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This year, the event will take place on Saturday, May 17 th at HAND PARK, in Belle Glade, FL.  Artists, small businesses, vendors and non-profits are welcome to bring their own tents, tables and chairs at no charge ( a donation is acceptable) – and lunch is included! In addition, Poets and Rappers are welcome to sign up to perform, as they honor Haitian Culture (some rules apply).  Please RSVP to Fritz at 561.502.8968, as spaces are limited.

 

At least 50 youth will earn community service hours for school. They participate and learn through story telling, cultural presentations, arts and crafts, live music, and great food. Community residents may also receive free health screenings and other services at the event.

 

Trained Haitian-Creole-speaking staff from HASC will give short presentations on Community/Business Services available in the Glades area. The interpreters also will be available to interpret for your business or organization during presentations if needed.

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HASC was founded in May, 2009 in West Palm Beach, FL by a group of socially conscious individual who wanted to make a difference in the lives of people in Palm Beach County.  The non-profit is known as the Haitian-American Solidarity Center-PBC, Inc.   For more information please contact   solidaritypbc@gmail.com  or visit www.haitianamericansolidarity.org  or call   561.502.8968.  

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291