Whitespace The Mordes Collection Opens For Season This Weekend With Meet & Greet Opportunities, Tours and Shopping

Whitespace, The Mordes Collection, opens this Friday, November 20th, offering Saturday and Sunday hours throughout season.  Elayne Mordes shares her passion and vision for contemporary art and we are lucky enough to live nearby to take advantage of all the opportunities she has planned! “An Historical Survey of Contemporary Photography” leads the way. There are opportunities to Meet and Greet Special Project artist, Cat Buono, plus The De Buck Gallery owner, David De Buck and artist, Joseph Cohen. Don’t miss Whitespace Limited Editions of Emma Fineman’s “Freak”, Robert Burger’s unique ceramics and Co-léct’s international artists offering wearable art, functional decor and beautiful handmade gift items.  Docent-led tours for small groups and organizations are available throughout season.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details here.  We suggest you consider having a special event, party or organization function in this spectacular space!





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Call For Submissions For “Day With(out) Art Exhibition” Deadline Is November 24th

Compass Community Center is accepting submissions of artwork from local artists for a curated group exhibition to commemorate World AIDS Day from December 1st through December 11th. We invite visual artists in diverse mediums (painting, drawing, printing, photography, murals, collage,etc.) to donate artwork related to, or inspired by, the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The work will be auctioned at the Opening Exhibit of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt on December 2, 2015. We are accepting work that communicates a clear message on the theme. The event will showcase the work of local artists, as well as, support HIV/AIDS education and prevention efforts in the local community.  There is NO FEE to enter.  The Rickie Report shares the details about all of the events and application process here.  






“Day With(out) Art” Exhibition 

December 2-11, 2015



This exhibit is in conjunction

with the
NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and Exhibition


Call for Submissions Deadline November 24, 2015

All media accepted

Open to all artists

All Events Open To The Public

Tuesday, December 1st

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Overview of the event:

All artwork will be covered with black cloths.

Voices of Pride musical performance, Candlelight Vigil, Calling of the Names, and Quilt Panel Induction of community members that we have lost.

Wednesday, December 2nd

Unveil: The Stigma, The Truth, The Art

 7 – 9 pm

Unveiling of Art and Opening Ceremony for The Quilt Display. Showcasing artwork that displays emotionally charged, personal perspectives from moments in the public history of HIV/AIDS. Artwork will be donated and auctioned off. Performance by Palm Beach Opera.






Art has been an effective mechanism to inspire deep and lasting social change. Our goal is to elicit new actions, provoke new dialogue, and catalyze new ideas that facilitate social change as it relates to HIV/AIDS. We look forward to each artist submitting a piece that will reflect the ability of art to promote respect, love, and change in the battle against HIV/AIDS, as well as celebrate the talent of all contributing artists.The intention of this event is to:
  • Commemorate the loss of artists and arts professionals
  • Create greater awareness about the spread of HIV/AIDS
  • Publicize the needs of people with HIV/AIDS

Event Details:

On December 1st Compass will host Day With(out) Art in which all pieces in the exhibit will be shrouded in black fabric.
On December 2nd we will celebrate with the Unveiling of Art and Artist Reception for NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. We will hold an auction of donated pieces, enjoy a live performance by Palm Beach Opera, and a wine reception.
Selected artists will be provided with a 6 foot table to display/sell their artwork. Artists will provide their own displays (i.e. easels) and tablecloths.
Compass Community Center
201 N. Dixie Highway Lake Worth, FL 33460 561.533.9699
www.compassglcc.com History of Day Without Art

An International Day of Action and Mourning

in response to the AIDS Crisis

In 1989, in response to the worsening AIDS crisis and coinciding with the World Health Organization’s second annual World AIDS Day on December 1, Visual AIDS organized the first Day With(out )Art. A Visual AIDS committee of art workers (curators, writers, and art professionals) sent out a call for “mourning and action in response to the AIDS crisis” that would celebrate the lives and achievements of lost colleagues and friends; encourage caring for all people with AIDS; educating diverse publics about HIV infection; and finding a cure. More than 800 arts organizations, museums and galleries throughout the U.S. participated by shrouding artworks in black cloth and replacing them with information about HIV and safer sex, locking their doors or dimming their lights, and producing exhibitions, programs, readings, memorials, rituals, and performances. Visual AIDS coordinated this network mega­event by producing a poster, handling promotion and press relations.


Important Dates:

  • November 24th: Submissions and Application Form Due


  • December 1st: Day With(out) Art/World AIDS Day: All artwork is shrouded in black cloth to represent the loss the art world has experienced due to HIV/AIDS


  • December 2nd: Artist reception, unveiling of art, and auction


  • December 2nd through December 11: NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and Exhibition on display

World AIDS Day Art Show: Application for Artwork

Name: (How you want to be listed in all program materials)
City:                                                                 State:
Zip:                                                                  Phone Number:
Email Address:
I am willing to donate artwork for the event (Y/N):
The value of my artwork:
Description of the artwork:
Please attach:
  1. Artist Biography/Resume
  2. Artist’s Statement – A brief statement no more than one page on why the artist would like to participate in this community event.
  3. jpegs of artwork

Please submit application and artwork


November 24th, 2015:

Rolando Chang Barrero
RCBFineArt@gmail.com (786) 521­1199

Compass Community Center

201 N. Dixie Highway Lake Worth, FL 33460 561.533.9699



More Information:


Each year, Compass Community Center hosts the largest display of rotating panels from the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt in honor of World AIDS Day in South Florida. The AIDS Memorial Quilt is the largest folk art exhibit in the world. This year, we invite you to join us in honoring World AIDS Day during our two week celebration beginning December 1st, with A Day Without Art, the International Day of Mourning and Action in response to the AIDS crisis. For more information about this campaign and the origins of Day With(out) Art, please visit www.visuala ids.org.


About Visual AIDS:



World AIDS Day serves as a platform to increase awareness of the AIDS pandemic and to inspire positive action through education, testing, and standing in solidarity with those affected by the virus. HIV/AIDS has had a major impact locally and globally:

    • 35 Million people worldwide are currently living with HIV/AIDS
    • Over 1.2 Million people in the U .S. are living with HIV; almost 1 in 8 are unaware of their infection
    • 8,197 people are currently living with HIV/AIDS in Palm Beach County
    • 5,897 newly diagnosed HIV infections in Florida in 2014How to get involved:
    • Become a sponsor
    • Donate a piece of art to be displayed at Compass from Dec. l-Dec.11
    • Cover or remove your artwork and replace it with information about HIV prevention and local resources Compass will provide material to cover your art and/or images and information to display.
    • Attend one, or more, of our events held at Compass from Dec. I – Dec.11
We look forward to collaborating with local artists, arts organizations, museums, galleries, art enthusiasts, and our community to commemorate World AIDS Day like never before. Thank you for your support in the fight against HIV/AIDS in our local and global community.
With commitment and passion,
Julia Murphy, Program Development Director


Rolando Chang Barrero, Curator,  RCBfineArt@gmail.com

Julia Murphy, Program Development Director julia@compassglcc.com



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Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead And Fossil Show At South Florida Fairgrounds November 21 and 22

The 49th annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show is coming! There is a lot to see and do at this two-day indoor event! On November 21st and 22nd, the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center will be transformed into the largest culturally stimulating event ALL AGES can enjoy. Over 80 dealers will offer gems, jewelry, loose beads, specimen collections, geodes, rocks, tools, fossils and more than we can list! The Rickie Report highlights the Show here and reminds you that the Society holds monthly meetings. We’re giving you a discount coupon plus some sneak peeks!

















  • The Gem and Mineral Society offers many types of educational and cultural experiences.
  • We operate a full lapidary shop open to our members.
  • Classes in lapidary
  • Classes in jewelry making for adults
  • Classes in jewelry making for children

Our monthly meetings are held at the West Palm Beach Garden Club in Dreher Park on the 3rd Thursday of each month and feature guest speakers or demonstrations that are educational as well as entertaining. Visit our web site for more information, photos from past shows, membership forms and $1 discount coupons for the show. Membership applications are available at the show or on our web site: www.gemandmineralsociety.org.




Raffle item (Photo Courtesy of GMS)



Our show is run totally by our member volunteers, who are eager to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with everyone! Proceeds from the show provide the operating budget for the Society for the following year.



Gemstones, Pearls, Glass beads and so much More!

 (Photo Courtesy of GMS)

Seeing actual fossils, touching gem stones and finding the rocks where they are found is an exciting experience!




Sluicing at the Mine and Junior Rockhound Activities

(Photo Courtesy of GMS)





Fine Jewelry  (Photo Courtesy of GMS)



For more information about this Show or the activities of the Gem and Mineral Society of The Palm Beaches, please visit: www.gemandmineralsociety.org



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“Artfest On The Green” Is Still Accepting Applications For Event In January

The Wellington Art Society is sending out a Call to Artists for their 10th Annual ArtFest on the Green. This outdoor show is well attended and has been the starting point for many emerging artists to take their next big step in the local and national art scene. The Rickie Report shares the information and applications – for members and non-members. Cash prizes of $2,000, recognition, and networking with art patrons…we know what a terrific opportunity this is and urge you to apply!  We are including the non-member application in this article.









Wellington Art Society

Call to Artists

“ArtFest on the Green”

January 30th & January 31st, 2016

Wellington Amphitheater is located at 12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd.


Wellington, Florida



Art Fest 2016 flyer


The Wellington Art Society presents its 9th Annual Juried Fine Art and Fine Craft Show, ArtFest on the Green, to be held at the Wellington Amphitheater Saturday, January 30, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, January 31, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Proceeds from this show will go toward the Wellington Art Society’s Scholarship Fund as well as other community programs.



Fees to the artist include a $25 non-refundable application fee and a $175 booth fee. Artists will be judged for originality, creativity, technique, and booth design by an independent team of judges. This show will award $2,000 in cash prizes.




Artists will be juried in. All Fine Art and Fine Craft work must be designed and created by the artist. Prints and duplications of your original artwork will be allowed, but the majority of the booth must be original art created by the artist. Painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, textiles, woodworking, photography and other mediums will be considered.




This show will take place at the beautiful Wellington Amphitheater at 12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd. in Wellington, Florida during the peak Equestrian and Tourist Season and is free to the public. The Amphitheater includes an outdoor stage featuring live and recorded music throughout the event. Food vendors and a youth art activity area will also be present. Saturday morning, the City of Wellington will feature its Green Market in the adjacent parking lot.



Set up will occur Friday afternoon, January 29th, 2015. Security will be provided overnight Friday and Saturday. Artists will provide and set up their own 10’ x 10’ white tent, closing the sides overnight.



The Wellington Art Society will be advertising this event in the Palm Beach Post and the Town-Crier newspapers, as well as to over 1,200 local Chamber of Commerce members, The Rickie Report and extensive social media. Artists will have the opportunity to purchase ads in the event booklet, which will be offered free to art show attendees.



For more information contact:

Adrianne Hetherington at Tilemaker@aol.com or by calling 561-301-4498


Leslie Pfeiffer at: mysticway1@bellsouth.net or by calling 561-632-3677



Applications due DECEMBER 15, 2015

and are available online at:








ArtFest on the Green

10th Annual Fine Art and Fine Craft Show

Non-Member Application


SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

SET UP is on FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 1:00 – 6:00 PM

TEARDOWN is on SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Wellington Amphitheater, 12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, FL 33414

Application Fee (non-refundable) – $25

Booth Fee (one 10×10 Space) – $200.



10 x 10 Artist Tents with sides (no tent stakes; weights must be used), tables, chairs and other displays are the responsibility of the artist. Booths must look professional, and spaces are to be attended at all times. Security will be provided overnight Friday and Saturday. This is an outdoor event, rain or shine. Artist is responsible for Florida sales tax. Liability for loss/damage to any property/artwork is that of the artist. Accepted art includes but is not limited to: pottery, sculpture, painting, photography, jewelry, glass, and woodworking. Refunds are not provided for accepted artists who are unable to participate in the show. Artists will be judged on the basis of originality, creativity, technique, and booth design, by an independent team of judges. This show will offer $2,000 in cash prizes. One artist represented per booth. Artists notified by email of acceptance or rejection.




IS DECEMBER 15, 2015


For more information contact: Adrianne Hetherington: 561-301-4498, Tilemaker@aol.com, or Leslie Pfeiffer: 561-632-3677, mysticway1@bellsouth.net


ARTIST NAME: ______________________________________________


BUSINESS NAME: _______________________________________________________

ADDRESS: ____________________________________________

CITY, STATE & Zip:_______________________________

PHONE#: _________________ OR _________________

EMAIL: _____________________________________________



Please include 5 photos of your art work and one photo of your set up. CD’s accepted.
Photos will be reviewed for quality of fine art, fine craft and booth presentation.
Mail this portion of form with fees payable to: Wellington Art Society, Inc.

Please write Attention: ArtFest on the envelope.

Wellington Art Society, Inc., is a 501 © (3) non-profit organization. 




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JCC Call To Artists For 2D and 3D Works. Open To All Ages And Offering Cash Prizes

The Rickie Report shares the details and application for a Call to Artists: “Art 2016 Biennial Juried Art Competition” at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery located in Boca Raton, FL. You are invited to submit up to three entries of 2D or 3D Original works of art completed within the last 3 years. The deadline is December 11, 2015. The Exhibition takes place February 11 through March 17, 2016. Did we mention Cash Awards?  We urge you to share this with teens and youth as well as other adults!




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Art 2016 Biennial Juried Art Competition

at the

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery



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Get Application Here




Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center for Jewish Life Enhancement

Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center

21050 95th Avenue South Boca Raton, FL 33428

561-558-2504 (office)

Sue Harrington, Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Director sueh@levisjcc.org



Sculpture Can Weigh Up To 100 Pounds!

Open to All Ages – Youth and Teen Entries Encouraged!


Eligible works include:

Paintings, Graphics, Mixed Media, Wood, Clay, Metal, Glass, Fiber Art, Indoor and Outdoor Sculptures and Photographs.


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For more information:


The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida. It is located at 9801 Donna Klein Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33428.





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Lori Axelrod’s “No Boundaries – Experimenting With Color And Shape” One Woman Show At Artisans On The Ave

Artisans On The Ave Gallery has one of the largest selection of community-based artists that work in a variety of disciplines and mediums in Palm Beach County. Artisans On The Ave is featuring Lori Axelrod, one of those talented artists,who has found her creative spirit and voice through polymer clay.  Lori’s experiments with polymer and other mixed media form special combinations you will never see again.  Her jewelry is truly one-of-a-kind.  Celebrate and learn more about this amazing art medium at this One Woman Show on Saturday, November 21st.  The Free Opening Reception starts at 6:00 pm with refreshments.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some peeks at Lori’s creations here.  This is a great opportunity to remove some of the misconceptions about polymer clay and highlight the wonders of working with this medium!







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


You Are Invited:






“No Boundaries”-

Experimenting with color and


Opening Reception:

Saturday, November 21, 2015

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Free And Open To The Public

Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week

Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm




Artisans On The Ave Gallery has one of the largest selection of local artists that work in a variety of disciplines and mediums located in Palm Beach County.  Lori Axelrod is one of our 40 talented artists who has found her creative spirit and voice through polymer clay.



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“Creative Spirit” Hand made polymer clay flowers 

by Lori Axelrod

As Lori expresses, “I love exploring new color palettes, and I hope that others will experience the same delight that I get when they see my work!  It is my connection with color and pattern that drew me to polymer clay as the perfect medium for my creative outlet. It is the intensely saturated colors and the details that I can achieve with polymer clay, combined with the wonderful tactile experience of the clay that has me hooked”.




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“Creative Spirit” Polymer Clay Pins with Necklace Converter

by Lori Axelrod




Lori’s polymer clay canes are created by combining custom made colors and shaping them into sheets or rods of clay to make patterns or images. When the cane is sliced, the image or pattern reveals a pleasant surprise!





Lightweight “Squiggle necklaces” by Lori Axelrod





Lori started to experiment with all of the mixed media products and incorporated the polymer clay with the mixed media.  There are no boundaries or limits to what additional items you choose to incorporate into the polymer clay to tell your story.




Multi-color polymer clay bracelets by Lori Axelrod




Lori tells us, ” I use the polymer clay flowers and fiber as my focal point which adds the dreamy iridescence near the center of the flowers. I then layer with gauze, gelato pens, acrylic paint, stamped images, pigment ink, embossing powder and additional mixed media. I’m always challenging myself and experimenting with new techniques and styles. Polymer Clay has allowed me to find the creative spirit within. My drive to create is fierce and strong as I passionately put my heart into all of the art I create”.



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“Grow Where You Are Planted” Mixed Media with

Polymer Clay and Fiber by Lori Axelrod





Lori is a member of the International Polymer Clay Association and the
Southeast Florida Polymer Clay Guild.

To see more of Lori Axelrod’s artistry please visit:



or email  loriaxelrod@comcast.net




Lori Axelrod will be giving workshops in the art and technique of polymer clay at The Craft Gallery. 

For workshop information please call Betty Wilson at 561-762-8162


For more information about being part of Artisans On The Ave, please contact
Betty Wilson or Linda Manganaro





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The Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach Invites You To Their 23rd Annual Juried Art And Craft Show,” An Olde Fashioned Holiday”

The Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach, will be having its 23rd Annual Juried Art and Craft show,” An Olde Fashioned Holiday”. On November 19th, 20th and 21st, the Vintage Gymnasium (Delray Beach Center for the Arts Old School Square) will be transformed!  Shop for family heirlooms-to-be for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas – or just for yourself!  All items are hand-made right here and are one-of-a-kind works of art.  Admission is Free.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  We urge you to stop by… Come and prepare to be amazed!





Southern Handcraft Society


Pineapple Grove Chapter


Delray Beach, FL


Invites you to:


23rd Annual Juried Art and Craft show

“An Olde Fashioned Holiday”

Thursday, November 19, 2015 –   9 am to 9 pm
Friday, November 20, 2015 –   9 am to 8 pm
Saturday, November 21, 2015 –   9 am to 2 pm


Vintage Gymnasium

Delray Beach Center for the Arts

Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave.    Delray Beach, FL 33444





Artwork by Joan Fox


The Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach, will be having its 23rd annual juried art and craft show.  “An Olde Fashioned Holiday” takes place at the Vintage Gymnasium, Delray Beach Center for the Arts (Old School Square).  The Delray Beach Center for the Arts is on NE 1st Street and NE 1st Avenue in Delray Beach.





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Each year, there is a “limited edition” tree, that has a special themed tree ornament. We only make 100 ornaments and each ornament has a number (from 1 to 100). Some people buy their favorite number each year for their tree as a tradition. Customers wait in line the first day of the show to make sure they get their numbers!







Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach is over 20 years old. We have over 60 members consisting of local artists and crafts people and are welcoming to newcomers. We meet the first Wednesday of each month at the Senior Center at Veterans Park at 7pm.



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Handmade greeting cards share a special message!



“We are a group of extremely talented and crafty people who create paintings, cards, journals, jewelry, knitted items, dolls, stuffed animals, quilts, etc. We’re friendly! We’re very funny and we always welcome new members”, they tell The Rickie Report.




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Functional as well as Decorative Art



All craft items are hand-made right here in Florida and are one-of-a-kind works of art. This year we have gift and holiday items including Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas…along with items that are appropriate for any occasion. Admission is always free. Come see us and prepare to be amazed.




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Southern Handcraft Society is a wonderful networking group of fine artists and artisans. They meet monthly in Delray Beach. For more information about SHS please contact Madeline at mhincken@gmail.com.



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Boca Raton Museum Of Art – The Art School Offers “Jewelry, Pottery And Prints” Sale Plus Open House

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School invites everyone to their “Jewelry, Pottery and Prints” Sale Friday November 20!  Don’t miss the chance to purchase unique hand made gifts by community-based faculty and students from the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Save the Date for the Art School Open House on Sunday, December 13th from 1-4pm.  Meet the instructors and see the studios.  Winter classes start January 4th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the items for sale!





801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486


Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool



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The Art School  Invites You


“Jewelry, Pottery and Prints” SALE

Friday, November 20th

5:00  – 7:30 PM


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Jewelry by Don Dietz



Take the opportunity to meet the creative artisans and see their handmade jewelry, pottery, prints, and craft items.

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Necklace by Jane Levy

Artwork by faculty artists including Catalina Aguirre Hoffman, Don Dietz, Lori Gregory, Jane Levy, Christine Lyons, Suzanne Scherer & Pavel Ouporov


Etching by Suzanne Scherer & Pavel Ouporov

Scherer & Ouporov whose prints are sold at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Mezzanine Gallery will be participating in the sale.

Advanced students Marta Cruz, Faye Fryhle, Hannah Long, Betty Potler and Carol Swezey and other outstanding artisans.






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Handmade Cuff by Hannah Long

Hannah Long, a former student who is now a successful jeweler, recent had a one person exhibit at Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami will be participating in the sale.


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 “Place of Dreams” by Lori Gregory

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Ceramics instructors Catalina Aguirre Hoffman and Lori Gregory  will be selling a full range of ceramics from mugs and bowls to sculptural items.




Art School Open House:

Sunday, December 13th

1-4 pm

Meet instructors and see the studios.

Winter classes start January 4, call or email the art school for a pre-view of the course catalogue before it goes on the website.







For more information about the Sale, classes or other events, please visit:







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Juno Beach Craft Fair Offers Holiday Shoppers & Craft Enthusiasts Unique Gift Options In Stress-Free Environment

Howard Alan Events’ 14th Annual Juno Beach Craft Fair will offer holiday shoppers & craft enthusiasts unique gift options in stress-free environment November 14 – 15, 2015. The festival, hosted by the Jupiter-Tequesta Rotary Club, is an ideal alternative to crowded malls. Admission is Free and Open to the public. You will find original and functional art, decorative art, handmade crafts and affordable gifts.   Enjoy the  live music and beach breezes.  The Rickie Report shares the details and introduces three of the participants with sneak peeks of their work.




14th Annual Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean





Saturday, November 14


Sunday, November 15

10:00 am – 5:00 pm


AIA between Donald Ross Road & Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach

Navigational Address: 14200 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408
(See directions below)


Free and open to the public

www.artfestival.com         561-746-6155


Hosted by:

The Jupiter-Tequesta Rotary Club




The Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean provides art and craft enthusiasts as well as holiday shoppers with an opportunity to explore a wide array of handmade artwork in a stress-free beach side environment. The eclectic displays will include original crafts, functional art and unique gift items with broad appeal and prices set to suit all budgets. The exhibitors, selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity, will display their finest work along AIA between Donald Ross Road and Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach. The festival, hosted by the Jupiter-Tequesta Rotary Club, is an ideal alternative to crowded malls. Admission is Free and Open to the public.




Photography by Lazaro Ruda


Lazaro Ruda – photography



Laz tells The Rickie Report, “Raised in south Florida, I have been near the ocean my entire life. My unwarranted fears of the ocean’s mysteries evolved into an endless fascination during my childhood summers in Key West. Floating below me was an alien world waiting to be discovered”.




Photography by Lazaro Ruda


Laz continues, “Over thirty years later, this love affair for the ocean has developed into an obsession. Whether I am on an ocean adventure or reading books on its natural history, few things capture my attention with such an invigorating passion. Every immersion elicits the fascination I felt as a small boy dipping my head underwater for the very first time”.




Baby sea turtles will take from 1-3 days to emerge out of their nest once they have hatched out of their egg. These baby sea turtles will emerge out of the nest in large groups so as to overwhelm any predators. Learn more about sea turtles.

“Baby Sea Turtle Leaving The Nest” Photography by Lazaro Ruda




“It is through this web site that I hope to share with you the wonder of this incredible world as I see it. My hope is that my images and stories will help you understand our amazing ocean planet a little better and my passion and admiration for the natural world becomes your own”, Laz shares.



Festival At-A-Glance:


  • 14th Annual Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean
  • Hosted by the Jupiter-Tequesta Rotary Club
  • November 14 – 15, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • AIA between Donald Ross Road & Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach
  • Juried outdoor craft Showcase
  • Featuring unique and affordable crafts
  • Handmade in America
  • Free Admission.
  • Stree-Free alternative option to holiday shopping in crowded malls.
  • Featuring leading local and national crafters.
  • Vast array of craft mediums: from folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products.
  • Prices set to suit all budgets, ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000.
  • All crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants by American Craft Endeavors, producers of the top outdoor craft festivals in the country.
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival.




Bath and Body Products by Everet & Laura Cooper


Everet & Laura Cooper

Everet and Laura Cooper tell us, “We are a small home based business with big dreams and goals (Our first storefront coming Summer 2016). We are incredibly passionate and dedicated to making the highest quality Bath and Body products, and not just any product, but products that work the way you would expect and like them to; our soaps lather like crazy and leave your skin feeling clean and moisturized, not sticky, not dry, but just right. Some say we are revolutionizing handmade skincare with this idea, you use a product because it actually works and feels great, not suffer through a mediocre, overpriced, thrown together item just because it is “good for you”.




Bath and Body Lotion by Everet and Laura Cooper







Handmade Soap by Everet and Laura Cooper




The Coopers share,”Our small business is a Family… literally. We consist of Laura and Everett Cooper (Wife and Husband), Alexia and Ellie (Our Beautiful Girls) Yvonne (Laura’s Mom), and Taylor (our Rockstar Employee and Sister in Christ). We are a growing family with the desire to have 2 more children, and we are looking forward to the future that God has in store for us. We thank you for supporting our small business, our growing family, and our dreams. We hope that you will follow our business and family as it continues to grow and expand. We are currently planning on opening our first store front Summer 2016, with your support, we can make this dream a reality”.






Painting by Karen Leffel-Massengill


Karen Massengill – painting



Karen knew at a very early age that she wanted to be an artist. Pencils and crayons were constant companions as her family moved literally around the world; she grew up and drew creative inspiration from all over the US, as well as France, Germany, Turkey and Thailand. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida State University, Karen was sidetracked from painting by marriage and raising three sons. She earned a nursing degree to assure a steady income, working in hospitals until her husband’s sudden death in 1995. At first a helpful distraction from the loss, painting became her primary interest and the childhood dream of a career in art persistently reasserted itself. To revitalize her skills she attended workshops taught by world class artists including Carl Dalio, Janet Rodgers, Jim Kosvanec and a host of others.




Painting by Karen Leffel-Massengill





Leffel-Massengill has enjoyed immense success on the art show circuit: she has shown at Coconut Grove, Ann Arbor State Street Art Fair, Ann Arbor South University Art Fair, Winter Park Sidewalk Festival and Artigras, has won numerous show awards and been selected as show poster artist five times. Her painting Summer Light appeared on the cover of the Summer 1998 Watercolor Magic national publication. Prestigious honors she has received include: Birds in Art four times, in both watercolor and oil mediums; Arts for the Parks with watercolor entries in both the top 100 and top 200, signature status with both the Florida Watercolor Society and the Society of Animal Artists. Teaching others to paint has become an important part of her art career via workshops held all over the country and private lessons in her Palm City studio.




Painting by Karen Leffel-Massengill




​Karen earned her BA degree from Florida State University with an art major and art history minor. Her art career really began with the unexpected death of her husband, Lester Massengill in August 1995. Turning to painting as a means to survive the grieving process, Leffel-Massengill quickly became proficient first in watercolor as a medium, soon followed by oil. She has garnered many awards in both mediums and has been accepted in international competitions in both as well. Her work has been purchased by the Leigh Yawkee Woodson Art Museum as well as numerous corporations.








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




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 14th Annual Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.




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ARTNADO Offers Nationally Recognized Artists In A Unique Setting

ARTNADO, a new-concept juried fine art and fine craft show is coming to West Palm Beach!  Featuring 2D and 3D creations, this indoor show has a lot to offer art lovers and art patrons on November 14th and 15th, 2015.  Using high-technology, patrons will be able to see participating artists’ work in situ as well as in their exhibition areas. Artists will  demonstrate their techniques to further educate the art loving public. The Rickie Report applauds this trend, believing that better informed art lovers become more enthusiastic art patrons. The Student Art Contest participants will also be celebrated! Please note that there is no connection between the presenting organization, Artistic Synergy and Art Synergy (ARTWEEK at Art Palm Beach). Here are the details and some sneak peeks!



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The Art Fair Everyone in Palm Beach is Talking About!



10:00 am – 4:00 pm



Saturday, November 14, 2015


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Adults – $7.00
Future artists/patrons 12 and under – free

South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center

9067 Southern Blvd. W.Palm Beach, Florida


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Artwork by Steve Penafiel




Jack Busa, of Artistic Synergy sent out a Call to Artists for a unique juried exhibition taking place at the South Florida Fairgrounds. The number of nationally recognized artists who applied is exceptional. Artnado will feature 2D and 3D art, photography, jewelry or whatever combination the creative mind conjures. Jack explains, “‘Synergy’ is supplied with the incorporation and interaction of models, an embellishment room and ambient music”.




Wire Wrapped Gemstone by Anne Dozetoz


Jack tells The Rickie Report, ‘We created ARTNADO realizing that no one can know or predict the complete buying habits of the attendees. Our juried process took into consideration the artists’ work from talent, inspiration and creativity…we did not want to classify something as “not art” because it does not fit what “we” expect… Artists need to promote themselves or they will have a limited career. Our goal is to show the artists’ creativity in the most favorable way…and demonstrate their work to appeal to all potential buyers.”



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Photography by Clay Thurston




A high-tech lounge area will be set up so art patrons can see works of art by exhibiting artists in a virtual home or office setting.



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Artwork by Lee Wilson



Utilizing Performing and Visual art will enhance the art patron experience. Demonstrations of art techniques will deepen the understanding of art patrons. Models will circulate throughout the exhibit, showing jewelry being offered by the exhibitors.





Sculpture by Gail Erickson



Jack Busa, also announced the gift of FREE display space for all area Art Associations and Art related Non-Profits. He tells The Rickie Report, “This will enable organizations to inform the public about what they do, in addition to offering membership opportunities and displaying examples of past and current events.


Artnado2015Juan Ramirez Cotrino


Artwork by Juan Ramirez Cotrino






For more details, please visit:


Or Call:

561- 557-8741



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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420