Handcrafted Creations Fill Downtown Stuart During 21st Annual Craft Festival April 14 – 15

The sunny, seaside town of Stuart, Florida is set to see thousands of creative creations during the 21st Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival taking place April 14 – 15.  Nearly 100 craft artisans from around Florida and the nation will line Osceola Street.  Residents and visitors can peruse thousands of handcrafted-in-the-USA items. Whether looking for pet products, folk art, pottery, jewelry, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products or other specialty green market items, the annual craft festival has something to suit every taste and every budget. Parking is free and friendly pets on leashes are welcome.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

21st Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival

Saturday & Sunday, April 14 – 15

10 am – 5 pm   Both Days

26 SW Osceola St., Stuart, FL 34994

Free and open to the public

 

VA artisan Susan Werling transforms retro and antique books into one-of-a-kind handbags.

 

 

The Downtown Stuart Craft Festival is presented by American Craft Endeavors (ACE), which 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. 

 

 

 

Sunny Isles Beach painter Mykola Khodorovskyi’s work is painted on wood and coated with resin

 

There will be a vast array of craft mediums from folk art, pet products, 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.  

 

 

Stuart residents Stephanie and Donald Rinzel craft beautiful beaded utensils

 

 

Festival At-A-Glance:

Free Admission

Produced by American Craft Endeavors

Juried outdoor craft showcase

Green Market within the Festival

Original Art & Crafts Handmade in America

Prices set to suit all budgets

All crafters are on site for duration of festival

Pet friendly (leashed pets)

 

 

 

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 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.

For additional information on the Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the state, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

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Fashion Show At Garala Gallery On April 12 Has Been Cancelled. Visit The Gallery During Regular Hours

 

Garala  Art  Gallery  At  CityPlace

701 N. Rosemary Avenue    W.Palm Beach, FL 33401   

     Come Visit The Gallery Exhibits During Our Regular Hours

 

 

For more information about Garala Gallery please contact: 

rayhgross@gmail.com

Gabriele Kraus  561.897.8361

Ray Gross 561.951.4749

Laurent Dareau  239.220.4638

 

 

 

 

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Art On Park Gallery Calls For Still Life Exhibit, Announces Classes, Art Salon, Poetry, Free Events In Lake Park

Art On Park Gallery’s “SCAPES/ Plein Air” exhibit is open and ready for you to enjoy!  Stop by this busy Lake Park gallery for classes in  jewelry making and drawing.  Don’t miss the free poetry readings, collage class, Art Salon, and lampwork jewelry demonstration.  There is also a special Palm Beach Gardens High School Student Exhibit (April 27)! The Rickie Report shares the details as well as the Call for “Still Life” ( Artist Deadline is April 11th!)

 

Art on Park Gallery (Monday through Saturday 12 PM to 6 PM)

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403

561-345-2842

CURRENT EXHIBIT:

 

 

UPCOMING  EVENTS:

 

Saturday, 04/14 at 2 PM
Open Poetry Reading
Bring your original poetry
Listeners welcome

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Monday, 04/16 at 6 PM
Art Salon
FREE
Bring a sample of your work for show & tell

 

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Saturday, 04/21 at 2 PM: Free Glass Lampwork Demo
How does Kelley make her jewelry?

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PALM BEACH GARDENS  HS STUDENT  EXHIBIT

APRIL  23 -27TH

CLOSING  RECEPTION

APRIL 27 TH

5 – 8 PM

FREE,  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Collage by Nicholas Martin

Saturday, April 28

2PM

FREE  Collage Class

All ages welcome. Materials provided!

 

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Mandala by Marsha Bhagwansingh

 

Class Schedule for Marsha Bhagwansingh
Saturdays 9:30am – 11:30am

Marsha offers classes in studio at Art on Park Gallery in Lake Park, Florida

Call 561- 507-4527 to schedule and for availability.

CLASSES ARE 2 HOURS EACH SESSION Classes are currently held on Saturday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30am.

Classes in Drawing, Painting and Calligraphy

Start new projects

Complete works in progress

Learn new mediums and techniques

Small class size

Get individual attention

Move at your pace

In Studio Classes (Lake Park, Florida):

(per person). Participants must pay for 4 classes

in advance to reserve seats.

$140.00 for 4 sessions (8 hours a $17.50 per hour)

Students MUST call Marsha at 561 507 4527 to register.

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“STILL LIFE EXHIBIT” 2018
NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS
See below For Details:

 

APBC Art on Park Gallery PresentsSTILL LIFE 2018 Exhibit

Images of Posed Objects, and Medium

Free, Open Reception: Friday, 05/04/2018

Exhibit available April 30 – May 18, 2018

Our judge is: to be announced

AWARDING

* $50 for First Place * $25 for Second Place * Honorable Mentions *

 

An exhibit of original work in any medium by Palm Beach County Artists depicting Images of Posed Objects.

Submission deadline: Wednesday, 04/11/2018
Notification to artists on or before Saturday, 04/14/2018
Hand delivery of artwork: Friday and Saturday, 04/28/2018 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Opening Reception: Friday, 05/04/2018 from 5 – 8 pm
Art Pickup: Friday and Saturday, 05/18 or 18/2018, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm
Open to all artists who live in Palm Beach County. Multimedia, 2D and 3D work welcomed. Work previously displayed in Art on Park Gallery is not allowed.
Please do not submit work that will not be ready to hang by the drop off date.
Submissions and payments to be sent in electronically via www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org. APBC Members non-refundable entry fee: $15 for up to three pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB)
Non Members non-refundable entry fee: $35 for up to three pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB)

IMPORTANT: Members will receive 75% of the gross sale.
Non Members will receive 65% of the gross sale. Please price your work accordingly.
Juried by the Art on Park Gallery Management Committee
To access the submission form go to: http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?294

Please read these entire instructions before you proceed:
IF YOU ARE ALREADY A MEMBER (OR HAVE BEEN) LOG IN FIRST BEFORE YOU TRY TO ENTER.
If you want to join APBC please follow the “Become a Member” link BEFORE you enter the exhibit.
Or you can renew your membership if it has lapsed. After you pay the membership fee ($50 for one year), please make sure you complete the registration process by following the provided links and email instructions to fill in your user name/password and contact details.
Go to the “APBC Exhibitions” tab on the left side column of the Home page. Go to the STILL LIFE 2017 event and click on the provided link.
After you enter/edit the information fields, go to the bottom of the page to: “Exhibition Name” “Select an Exhibition Name.” Select STILL LIFE 2017, then click the last link: “proceed to Submit . . .”
You should have your images ready to upload (JPEG format only, no larger than 3 MB each). After you have chosen ALL your images click the UPLOAD button. You will then be asked to fill in the name, medium, size and price of each image. When this is complete you have reached the final step. Click the button. You should receive an email telling you of the successful submission.
IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH THIS PROCESS or have any questions, please call John Palozzi at the Gallery for help, 561-345-2842, or email: artistsofpbc@gmail.com

Terms:

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

 

For more information:
APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403
561-345-2842
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/

 

 

 

 

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Beautiful Works Of Art Inaugurate WPB’s CityPlace District ‘Art Affair Week’ At 8th Annual Downtown West Palm Beach Art Festival April 7 – 8

The shopping, entertainment and dining mecca of the CityPlace district will transform into an outdoor art showcase during the 8th Annual Downtown West Palm Beach Art Festival. Rosemary Avenue will feature more than 100 artists’ tents, arranged gallery-style and filled with all mediums of fine art. The free, outdoor event takes place April 7 – 8.  This year, the Festival will take place during the CityPlace district’s inaugural Art Affair, a weeklong event taking place April 7-15 which includes a series of art and cultural workshops, artist talks, a new walking art tour, to name a few highlight events, all taking place alongside the Art Festival.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

8th Annual Downtown West Palm Beach Art Festival

Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8

10 am to 5 pm Both Days

The CityPlace District

Navigational Address: 700 S. Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Free and open to the public

 

 

“Downtown West Palm Beach is becoming the artistic hub of Palm Beach County,” says Art Festival producer, Howard Alan. “We are thrilled to be a part of this exciting, cultural renaissance.”  Residents and visitors are invited to stroll amidst life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics and more from the local and national artists who are on site to discuss their inspirations and processes for each hand-made work. The Howard Alan Art Festival is family-friendly and pets on leashes are always welcomed.

 

Look Through the Glass Sculpture to see CityPlace district

 

Presented by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows, the Howard Alan Art Festival represents original artwork, handmade in America and selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants. HAE’s careful vetting process also ensures a wide array of mediums and price ranges will be offered during the Festival.

 

Contemporary Artwork by IL Painter, Sharon Aach

 

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

·      Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
·      Original handmade artwork
·      More than 100 artists from 30 different states
·      Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
·      All artists on site for duration of festival
·      Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
·      Part of CityPlace district’s inaugural, week-long Art Affair, taking place April 7 – 15
·      Family-friendly and pets on leashes are welcomed

 

 

Artwork by Lake Worth photographer, Brent Anderson Captures Local Beauty

 

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 33-years established company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Alexandria, VA; Aspen, CO; Sarasota, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation.

For additional information on the 8th Annual Downtown West Palm Beach Art Festival 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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Wellington Art Society Presents Art Scholarships On April 11 With Recipients’ Works On Display. Public Is Welcome

The Wellington Art Society will host their annual Scholarship Awards on Wednesday,April 11, 2018.  The public is invited to meet and greet WAS member artists and the scholarship winners.  Students will bring pieces of their art to show at the meeting and we can assure you that seeing their art work is always an exciting part of this yearly presentation.  The Scholarships are available to all graduating seniors who live and attend high school in Palm Beach County. Students must be planning a college major in visual arts at either a two year or four year institution. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to: Attend, Share this scholarship information with high school  students, Appreciate all that the Wellington Art Society does for the community and the future of arts!

 

April 11, 2018

 

6:30 pm

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

FEATURES:

 

 

 

WELLINGTON   ART   SOCIETY

ART   SCHOLARSHIP   AWARDS   PRESENTATION

 

 

This is event is open to members and non-members

 

Students will bring pieces of their art to show at the meeting, as seeing their art work is always an exciting part of this yearly presentation!  Parents and teachers are always invited, as are non members of WAS. The Scholarships are available to all graduating seniors who live and attend high school in Palm Beach County. Students must be planning a college major in visual arts at either a two year or four year institution. This year one student studying at Florida Atlantic University will be eligible to apply for the Scholarship again at the end of her freshman year.

 

Students must maintain a 3.0 in the visual arts with an overall GPA of 2.0 and complete at least three art classes. When applying, they must submit an artist statement and career goals with up to six jpegs of their work, a letter of recommendation from a faculty member and an unofficial transcript.

 

 

The Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 and has provided many talented young artists with funds for their art related expenses such as art or photographic supplies, books or tuition for visual arts classes. Proceeds from the Art Society’s art exhibitions. Art Fest on the Green and the Wellington Whole Foods Market solo art exhibitions help support the Scholarship Fund.

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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“Earthly Delights” At Artisans on The Ave Features Tracy Rosof-Petersen And Herb Brofsky On April 14th To Honor Earth Day

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is featuring “Earthly Delights” with Herb Brofsky and Tracy Rosof-Petersen. The Opening Reception is free and Open to The Public on Saturday, April 14th.  Refreshments will be served and you will be able to meet not only Herb and Tracy, but many of the artists whose work is sold in this gallery/boutique.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Celebrate Earth Day ( April 22 ) with these artists!

 

 

 

 

ARTISANS  ON   THE  AVE

PRESENTS:

“EARTHLY  DELIGHTS”

Herb Brofsky   and   Tracy Rosof-Petersen

Opening Reception

Saturday, April 14

 6  –  9  pm

The event is FREE and open to all.  Refreshments will be served.

 

 

 

 

In celebration of Earth Day (April 22), Artisans on the Ave in downtown Lake Worth is featuring two artists who are totally in sync with our lovely planet!

 

“Connected” by Tracy Rosof-Petersen

 

 

Tracy Rosof-Petersen (EarthArtistsClayStudio.com), who is as warm as she is talented, has a passion to create pieces that celebrate our humanness, have emotional substance and utilize sustainable materials. Her new clay and sculpted tile “Connected” series features ornamentation that intertwines with the human form. Be it a vase, a vessel, a platter, this series speaks to the human relationships with each other and with our natural surroundings. Her work is continually evolving and she often mixes a sense of humor with her considerable skill in many of her creations. As with all of her pieces, they are sturdy, durable and truly nice to look at!

 

 

Wood carved Owl by Herb Brofsky

 

 

Herb Brofsky spent his career practicing dentistry, but always had a love of the arts. A collector of paintings, clocks and antiques, upon retirement, he moved to Cape Cod, MA. Continually observing the activity at the bird feeders by his kitchen window, his growing fascination with their movements led him to a new venture. Throughout his newfound bird carving career, he has studied under a variety of carvers. Using mostly bass and tupelo woods, his pieces explode with color from the acrylic paint and various washes applied to his little gems. He has so enjoyed carving birds, that he’s migrated (no pun intended) to other animals – horses, deer, fish and ducks. He is having so much fun – and winning blue ribbons at competitions – that Herb is one happy retiree.

 

Artisans on the Ave is located at 630 Lake Avenue in downtown Lake Worth.

For more information, call 561-762-8162

Or check the gallery out on Facebook facebook.com/artisansontheavelakeworth

 

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Features “Best of Clubs” Finale And Upcoming 40th Annual Members Show And Sale

The Lighthouse ArtCenter’s “Best of Clubs” offers the exhibit finale of  fine artists from 20 private communities in Palm Beach and Martin County. The gallery was filled with 428 guests that evening who celebrated this multi-media exhibit filled with brilliant artwork for the Opening Reception. The exhibition closes at 4 p.m. on March 29, 2018. HURRY!   With only a few days to take down and hang a new event, the Lighthouse ArtCenter proudly announces the 40th Annual Members Show and Sale, April 6 – 27, 2018. All members of the Lighthouse ArtCenter have been invited to show and sell their original artwork in this highly anticipated celebration of our creative community. The exhibition opens April 6th, so come early and vote for your People’s Choice Award. Join us for the Artists’ Reception and Award Ceremony on April 19th.  This is a great opportunity to become a Lighthouse ArtCenter member, if you are not already, and join this exciting creative community.  The Rickie Report shares the details of both exhibit and some sneak peeks.

 

373 Tequesta Drive  Tequesta, FL 33469
561-746-3101

www.LighthouseArts.org

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 10-4  Saturday – 10 – 2  Sunday: Closed

Regular Admission: No charge for members, nonmembers $5

NEW: First Saturday of the month is free and open to the public

 

 

 

“Best of Clubs” Exhibit Closes March 29th at 4 PM

If you cannot attend here is a video tour to enjoy: https://youtu.be/3X4eACs5riM

 

Participating communities Include:

Admiral’s Cove ~ BallenIsles Country Club ~ Everglades Club

Frenchman’s Creek Country Club ~ Frenchman’s Reserve

Ibis Country Club CAMERA CLUB ~ Ibis Country Club

Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club ~ Jupiter Hills Country Club

Jupiter Island Sea Grape Cottage Artists ~ Jupiter Island Artists

Loblolly ~ Lost Tree Village ~ The Loxahatchee Club

Mariner Sands Country Club ~ Mirasol Country Club

PGA National Members Club ~ Riverbend Country Club

Sailfish Point ~ Tequesta Country Club ~ Turtle Creek

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter proudly announces:

40th Annual Members Show and Sale

April 6 – 27, 2018

 

 

 

Exhibition Reception:

Thursday, April 19

5:30 – 7:30 pm

No charge for members, nonmembers $5

 

Artwork by Gustavo Castillio

 

 

All members of the Lighthouse ArtCenter have been invited to show and sell their original artwork in this highly anticipated celebration of our creative community. The exhibition opens April 6th, so come early and vote for your People’s Choice Award. Join us for the Artists’ Reception and Award Ceremony on April 19, 2018, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Admission is always complimentary for members and a $5.00 donation is suggested for guests. This is a great opportunity to become a Lighthouse ArtCenter member, if you are not already, and join our exciting creative community.

 

 

 

For more information please visit

https://www.lighthousearts.org/members-show-2018.html

For information on our upcoming exhibitions, classes, workshops and events, please check out our latest catalog: https://www.lighthousearts.org/uploads/2/1/8/4/21842620/lac-late-spring-summer2018catalog-web1.pdf

 

 

 

 

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New Haven Avenue Transforms Into Fine Art Showcase For 2nd Annual Downtown Melbourne Festival Of The Arts March 31 – April 1

Stunning works of art from 150 of the nation’s top artists are the centerpiece of the upcoming Downtown Melbourne Festival of the Arts on New Haven Avenue. The free, outdoor event takes place March 31 – April 1.  Whether your passions run to sparkling jewels, one of a kind paintings, exquisitely crafted glasswork, or an art deco sculpture, you are sure to find it here! Presented by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows, this fine art showcase presents original artwork, handmade in America, with a variety of mediums and price ranges.

 

 

 

VA sculptor Tom Lowe brings his beautiful wood carving to the Downtown Melbourne Festival of the Arts

2nd Annual Downtown Melbourne Festival of the Arts on New Haven Avenue

Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1 

10 am – 5 pm Both Days

Downtown Melbourne, East New Haven Avenue

Navigational Address: 836 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne, FL 32901

Free and open to the public

 

 

IN artisan Mark Grosser hand-crafts each one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry

 

 

Presented by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows, the Downtown Melbourne Festival of the Arts on New Haven Avenue represents original artwork, handmade in America and selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants. HAE’s careful vetting process also ensures a wide array of mediums and price ranges will be offered during the Festival.

“We are excited to return to New Haven Avenue where we continue the long tradition of fine art festivals in downtown Melbourne,” says Alan. “Last year was a great success and the artists have been looking forward to showcasing their work in such a beautiful location.”

 

 

 

 

Melbourne Beach artist Lori Hlavsa used acrylics, oils, airbrush and pencils to create the exquisite “Queen of Garden.”

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

• Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
• Original handmade artwork
• 150 local and national artists
• Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
• All artists on site for duration of festival
• Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
• Free parking available

 

KS fiber artist Jerry Ann Dowdle weaves customized, wearable art

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 33-years established company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Alexandria, VA; Aspen, CO; Coconut Point, FL; Sarasota, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation.

For additional information on the Downtown Melbourne Festival of the Arts on New Haven Avenue and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

Palm Bay artist Michael Bullock’s ocean inspired painting

 

 

 

 

 

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Backyard For The Arts Announces Grand Opening For Private Working Art Studio, Gallery, Creative Space On March 31

Backyard for the Arts, a private working art studio, gallery, and creative space announces its Free, Grand Opening on Saturday, March 31st with live music, art, vendors and more!  Edrian Thomidis and Monika Stefaniak are excited to share their space with everyone who wants to be creative.  The Rickie Report shares the details of upcoming classes and workshops (next one begins March 30), including ceramics, raku, wheel throwing, networking, open studio time, jewelry making, acrylic painting, and yoga! Hear about upcoming classes with Barbara A. Powell, Mary ChristouEdrian Thomidis, and Craig McInnis.  Don’t miss Free Yoga on the Deck! Enjoy the wonderful venue.

 

 

 

Backyard for The Arts

FREE,  GRAND  OPENING!

Saturday, March 31st

 5 – 8 PM

Live Music !

Prizes !

Local Vendors !

Art !

Meet the Instructors !

11547 56th PL North     West Palm Beach, FL 33411

 

 

 

Backyard for The Arts
11547 56th PL North     West Palm Beach, FL 33411

 

 

 

What’s It All About?

 

 

  • ART & CRAFT CLASSES

 

We offer party craft classes and artist workshops for small groups. Our classes are painting, jewelry, glass, ceramic and more. If you would like to get access to these exclusive and unique offerings in the local West Palm Beach area, select the event you are interested in, and book your space directly on our website.  Sign up to our mailing list to receive updates on future classes and workshops.

 

  • GALLERY OPENINGS & PRIVATE EVENTS  

Our gallery openings feature upcoming and established local artists. Each opening is by invitation only. To be included in our special parties please sign up for our newsletter.

  • FACILITY RENTALS

Give your event an artful twist and top it off with the outdoor rustic charm of our beautiful deck and gardens for a one-of-a-kind experience for you and your guests. Backyard for the Arts serves as a tranquil oasis just outside of West Palm Beach, and it provides an unforgettable setting for many beautiful gatherings.

Backyard  or the Arts is the perfect spot to host a beautiful, fairytale intimate wedding. We also provide the ideal space for business luncheons, corporate retreats, and high energy cocktail parties.  Our meeting and event spaces can accommodate groups of 12 to 50 guests and offer the perfect setting for those special occasions that deserve a uniquely beautiful location, for such events as:

  • Weddings
  • Corporate events and retreats
  • Family reunions – or other festive celebrations!

 

 

  • YOGA ON THE DECK

Our deck space and studio are also available for private group classes and parties. looking for a unique birthday party option? Send us a message and we can begin the planning process.

We meet for yoga on Sunday mornings on our large outdoor deck. If you would like to participate in this free but limited seating yoga meet up, please find the event and book your space directly on our website.

We are in the process of growing our following. Please share our page with your friends and like us on Facebook  

CLASSES: 

Make Your Own Ceramic Flower Beginner Ceramic Class

2 Day Workshop:

 March 30 & March 31

 

 

 

 

Give your wall decor a make-over with your very own hand made ceramic flowers. Arrange the flowers in a loose manner and add great texture to any wall. Use a large flower as a central piece and then cluster smaller blooms of various sizes around it.  You do not need any artistic experience. Our instructor will walk you through every step of the creation process.

***This is a two day workshop. Your ticket will say only one day, but you will automatically be added to the roster for the second day.

DAY 1 – (March 30th 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM)  Use pin rollers and clay and other tools to make 3 flowers of various sizes from 4″ to 12″ in diameter. (1.5 hrs)

DAY 2 – (March 31st 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM) After flowers are Bisque underglazes are applied and a final transparent shiny glaze is added. Flowers are ready for pick up a week later after they have been fired a second time. (Workshop duration time 1.5 hr)

 $60. includes all materials and instruction for one large flower and two smaller ones, 2 kiln firings

Make Your Own Wire Jewelry Bracelet Class

Join this Wire Jewelry Class for Beginners and enjoy a relaxing pastime while mastering a skill that will give you the ability to create unique, wearable art.

Learn some of the fundamental skills of wire working as you create your one of a kind dangle bracelet! You will learn to use simple wire loops and make your own headpins and spiraled hook. Choose from a wide selection of metal charms, and many colors of glass and semi-precious stone beads.  You do not need any artistic experience. Our instructor will walk you through every step of the creation process.

$40    Price does not includes all materials. A $5.00 material fee is due to instructor on the day of the class.

 

Acrylic Painting Class with Craig McInnis

 

Explore this diverse and challenging medium with an artist who has dedicated many hours to learning its ins and outs. Join this exciting acrylic painting class with Craig McInnis. Craig is a freelance artist/designer whose portfolio reflects a diverse set of knowledge displayed on many local murals and commissioned works. The class will include in depth instruction surrounding blending techniques, color theory, light and shadow, and paint/tool management, just to name a few.

Craig is a professional freelance artist with a career that balances fine and commercial art. He is multifaceted from years of taking on challenging and diverse projects of all sizes. With an emphasis on mixed media overall, but a preference for Acrylics, Craig is currently creating new work and teaching in South Florida.

2 hour class. $40 per class/session. Does not include materials.

 

Gift Cards

 

 

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For more information:

Email: backyardforthearts@gmail.com

Phone: (561) 342-1012

Address: 11547 56th PL N, West Palm Beach FL 33411

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Caren Hackman’s “4 Tips For Completing Projects On Schedule” Are Helpful For Everyone (Not Only Artists)

Award winning fine artist, graphic designer and author, Caren Hackman, shares Four Tips for Completing Projects on Schedule.  The Rickie Report shares these with our readers, knowing that this advice pertains to everyone, not only artists!

 

 

Caren  Hackman:

My 4 tips for completing projects on schedule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I like to complete client projects on time or in advance of the deadline. I avoid working on last-minute projects, but, if it is within my power to help out a client I will work on a project with a short timeline. However, I do try to avoid the frantic round-the-clock-all-nighter project mode of work. I don’t think any of us do our best work when we are emotional or sleep deprived. Following are some steps I take to help me complete projects on schedule. Although I’ve described the tasks as being part of a graphic design marketing or visual communications project, the steps can apply to nearly any project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ONE: Review the entire scope of the project with the client.

TWO: Develop a timeline by breaking the project into phases and setting a deadline for each.

A. In addition to setting a deadline when all work must be complete by me, I set reasonable deadlines for the client to review each phase of the work I turn into them. I include their review time and turnarounds for project modifications in the timeline.

B. If certain tasks are dependent upon the work of others, I take into account this possible extra time.

C. I determine two phases during the project development where I compare project components’ compatibility with the final output requirements. This might involve phone calls to outside vendors such as a printer; a production company for trade show or; an online source where I might want to check placement, browser compatibility and loading time. Checking for compatibility, running a test or trial or submitting a rough concept to those involved in the projects’ production will eliminate last minute unpleasant revelations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THREE:  Allow ample time for proofreading. Ask someone who has not yet reviewed the project to look at it for substance and clarity. Individuals with an insiders’ familiarity with the project might consider a piece of information common knowledge and thus, overlook explanations that others will require. Occasionally, during multiple revisions of a project, tiny errors can occur such as an incorrect URL or missing phone number. Having an outsider, or member of the target market group review the communications piece will make the end product more effective.

 

FOUR:  Be vigilant about adhering to the timeline. Check often to be certain that all involved are keeping up with the planned goals and their individual timelines for each phase. Reevaluate and troubleshoot, when needed.

Do you have tips for completing projects on schedule without entering the panic mode near the finish line? If so, please comment.  

 

For more information about Caren Hackman:

Caren Hackman is a graphic designer and fine artist living in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. and author of a book about Graphic Design and Good Business practice: http://www.carenhackman.com/book/.

Be sure to check out Caren’s wonderful artwork – Caren is a talented artist in her own right! She is a founding member of the Artists of Palm Beach County.

www.carenhackman.com

 yogapainter.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986