Call for Entries: “Loxahatchee Visions”

The Friends of  the Friends’ of Laxahatchee announces their Fifth Annual “Loxahatchee Visions” juried art contest.  This contest is open to all artists.  The Rickie Report shares the details for this Call to Artists.  We suggest art patrons mark Sunday, October 26 at 1:00 on their calendars for the Opening Reception at the Visitor Center Auditorium.  After the presentation, entries will be displayed in the Auditorium and will be available for purchase.  Artists, please share your good news when you are accepted to this show!  Prizes will be awarded in 2 categories – Novice (to age 18) and Adult (age 18 and older).  First prize – $250; Second prize – $150; Third prize – $100. 

 

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES:

“LOXAHATCHEE VISIONS”

 

 

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“Lily Pads” by Martin Fitzgerald

 

 

 

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For more information go to:
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561-537-0291

School Will Be in Session! Lighthouse ArtCenter September Semester Highlights

There is NEVER a stage of life when we cannot learn something new!  The Rickie Report urges you to take advantage of the varied courses from the Lighthouse ArtCenter which begin September 8th.  Not sure of a technique?  Considering a new hobby?  You can also have a BIRTHDAY ART PARTY here! This is the perfect place to begin!  More details are here.

 

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 The Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art announces its Early Fall class and workshop schedule, which begin on September 8, 2014.  

 

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Mondays

  • Pastels, Drawing in Color
  • Portraiture
  • Beginning Ceramics ( NEW)
  • Realism in Painting
  • Artists’ Choice – Any Medium
  • Art of Collage & Painting  (NEW)
  • Open Studio
  • Drawing
  • Youth Draw and Paint
  • Teen Studio
  • Mixed Media Exploration (NEW)
  • Beginning Wheel (NEW)

 

 

LAC Instructor Cara McKinley with Students

LAC Instructor Cara McKinley with Students

 

 

TUESDAYS

 

  • Beginning Painting
  • Figure Drawing
  • Wheel I
  • Art for the Homeschooled (ages 9-14)
  • Drawing for the Terrified
  • Sculptures in Color (NEW)
  • Beginning/Intermediate Digital Photography
  • Spirited jewelry making (NEW)
  • Youth Wheel

 

LAC Instructor David Randall's Photography Class

LAC Instructor David Randall’s Photography Class

 

 

 

WEDNESDAYS

 

  • Beginning Pastels (NEW)
  • Intro to Figure Drawing (NEW)
  • Wheel II
  • Make Beautiful Jewelry
  • Beginning Watercolor
  • Your Special Sculpture Project (NEW)
  • Open Studio
  • Special Needs Arts
  • Find Your Artistic Self (NEW)
  • Kid’s Clay
  • Realism in Painting
  • Photoshop Elements
  • Open Studio for ART PARTIES

 

LAC Instructor Alessandra Gieffer's Class

LAC Instructor Alessandra Gieffer’s Class

 

 

 

THURSDAYS

 

  • Paint What You Like
  • Artist Trading Cards (NEW)
  • Open Studio
  • Mommy and Me: Art and Storytime (NEW)
  • Open Portrait Studio
  • Beginning Landscapes
  • Handbuilt Ceramics
  • Drawing Studio (NEW)
  • Youth Art Tutoring (NEW)

 

LAC Birthday Party!

LAC Birthday Party!

 

 

FRIDAYS

 

  • Dynamic Composition (NEW)
  • Open Studio
  • Plein Air Painting
  • Beginning/Intermediate Watercolor
  • Abstract Painting

 

LAC Instructor Manon Sander's Class

LAC Instructor Manon Sander’s Class

 

 

SATURDAYS

 

  • Beginning Painting
  • Open Figure Studio
  • Open Studio
  • Special Needs 1st Saturday
  • Intermediate/Advanced Photography
  • Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor
  • Seashells, Sea Glass and Pearls

 

 

 

 

 

WORKSHOPS

 

  • Magic of Painting
  • Painter’s Tool Box
  • Studio Painting
  • Shibori Dyeing
  • Color Theory
  • Encaustic

 

For specific information about times, instructors and details please contact the Lighthouse ArtCenter School at 561-746-3101  or  LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported nonprofit organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. The Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For information please call (561) 748-8737 or visit www.lighthousearts.org.

 

 

 

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

 

“The Art of Association” Special Sale and “Third” Thursday Event and Preview of Next Season at Lighthouse ArtCenter

When is Third Thursday REALLY Second Thursday? The Lighthouse ArtCenter’s normal Third Thursday will temporarily change to SECOND Thursday this month!  “The Art of Association” exhibit ends on Thursday, August 14.  There are SPECIAL Discounts on artwork and important information on upcoming events for this season - including: Art Basel bus trip, 2nd Annual Plein Air Festival, workshops, fundraisers (ArtyBras, D’Art for Art, Art Tea, Art-Dine & Dance Experience, Empty Bowls) Exhibitions (ArtyBras, D’Art for Art, Best of the Clubs, Plein Air from Italy & Maine, Go Figure, En Plein Air Juried Exhibition, Contempo, Vive la France at the Maltz-Jupiter Theatre, and more.)  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

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“Art of Association”

“3rd Thursday (really SECOND Thursdayin August”

 

Thursday  August 14th

5:30-7:30 PM

Gallery Square North

373 Tequesta Drive       Tequesta, FL

 

 

 

 

Art Associates of Martin County, Artist Association of Jupiter, Artists of Palm Beach County, Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches, Hobe Sound Fine Art League, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild, North County Art Association, Plein Air Palm Beach, Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association, Palm City Art Associates, Port St. Lucie Art League, South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild and the Wellington Art Society are represented in the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 4th Annual Art of Association.    The Public is welcome to the Closing Reception on August 14th at 5:30, with passed hors d’oeuvres and a donation wine bar.  

 

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The other “big” thing about 2nd Thursday, is that we’ll be doing a preview presentation on everything that is coming up for the next season – including:

  • Art Basel bus trip
  • 2nd Annual Plein Air Festival
  • ArtyBras
  • D’Art for Art
  • Art Tea
  • Art-Dine & Dance Experience
  • Empty Bowls
  • Best of the Clubs
  • Plein Air from Italy & Maine
  • Go Figure
  • En Plein Air Juried Exhibition
  • Contempo
  • Vive la France at the Maltz-Jupiter Theatre
  • Workshops
  • Fundraisers
  • Exhibitions
  • More!

 

Art of Association 2015 Dates are tentatively scheduled as follows:

Art drop-off Wednesday, May 27, 2015 9-11a.m.

Opening date Monday, June 1, 2015

3rd Thursday Opening Reception & Awards, June 18, 2015

 

 

 

ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported nonprofit organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. The Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For information please call (561) 748-8737 or visit www.lighthousearts.org.

 

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 Artists – Artists Association Of Jupiter and A Unique Art Gallery

The Rickie Report is pleased to share this Call for Artists!  The Artists Association of Jupiter is looking for artists who work in a wide variety of mediums, to be part of their gallery.  A Unique Art Gallery in Jupiter is more than walls and shelves.  This is a space where artists and the greater community come together.  We’ve attended their Opening Receptions where the space is packed with art patrons and people wait patiently to make their purchases.  Here are the details.

 

 

 

Artists Association of Jupiter

and

A Unique Art Gallery

226 Center St A-8

Jupiter     Florida  33458 

 

 

The Artists Association of Jupiter is looking for artists of various mediums to send in their works to be juried into our gallery, A Unique Art Gallery in Jupiter. The gallery currently represents over 20 artists and we are always seeking additional qualified artists. Please send in jpegs of your work and a bio for our artists to review by August 20th.   Space will be available starting the 1st of September. Artists rent their space and there are no commissions taken on their sales. We are looking for artists who will be able to participate in gallery time and our events. 

 

The Artists Association of Jupiter is a collaboration of artists who work together to promote the awareness of art and education to the community and surrounding counties. Its venue, A Unique Art Gallery, opened its doors in June of 2010.  

 

The gallery is approximately 1500 square feet and offers both working and exhibition space. It is located at 226 Center Street, Suite 8 in Jupiter, Florida near some of Florida’s finest beaches and tourist destinations. The gallery is staffed and operated with the help of volunteer gallery artists. Each month on the second Wednesday, the Gallery hosts special exhibits with a wine and cheese reception. We feature one or more of our artists with a portion of all sales benefiting different local charities.  The gallery is equipped with work and class space a small kitchen area, bathroom and a desk area in the front of the exhibition space.  There is ample parking space directly in front of the gallery to accommodate events and routine gallery traffic. Learn more about the organization, its artists and programs on the Association’s website.

 

For more information:

www.artistsassociationofjupiter.com

 561-529-2748   

info@artistsassociationofjupiter.com  

 

 

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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

Ice Cream Social Eases the Summer Blahs At Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

The artists at the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery invite you to take a break from the heat on Friday, August 15th.  Cold drinks, brownies, ice cream and all of the fixings, will be served to ease the summer doldrums and give a break from the oppressive heat.  Some new “pocket art” creations will be unveiled and sell for $10. and a Special Summer Discount is being offered as well.  The Rickie Report shares the scoop in this article!

 

 

 

 

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Presents

An Ice Cream Social to Ease the Summer Doldrums 

Friday, August 15  6-9 PM

15 South “J” Street     Lake Worth, FL

 

 

 

 

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Chain Maille Earrings 

 

 

 

The artists in the gallery have been busy creating “Pocket Art,” an original art made of smaller pieces, jewelry and sculptures, that can be sold for $10 and popped into your pockets.  For this event there will be hundreds if pieces of original art for $10.  In addition, there will be a 10% (or higher) discount on all art in the gallery over $30.

 

 

 

Lady Bugs for Your Pocket

Lady Bugs for Your Pocket

 

If you want to create a large ice cream sundae, purchase one of the dozens of $10, handcrafted bowls or mugs, and fill them up with the ice cream and any of the fixings.

 

 

Mugs and Bowls are Plentiful

Mugs and Bowls are Plentiful

 

Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery is sponsored by the Flamingo Clay Studio, a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio and gallery space for three-dimensional artists.  The gallery is located at 15 South J Street in downtown Lake Worth. Hours are Sunday thru Wednesday, 10AM-4PM. Friday and Saturday, 10AM-10PM.   Gallery openings are the first and third Friday of each month from 6-9 PM with many special events in-between.  For information call Joyce Brown-215-205-9441 or  JCLay6@aol.com.  Gallery phone: 561-588-8344.

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

Artists of Palm Beach County Discuss EcoArt, BUZZ exhibit, literARTure and More

The Artists of Palm Beach County’s  “What’s The Buzz All About” Exhibit continues through August 11th.  Lectures on EcoArt with Mary Jo Aagerstoun will be offered at a number of times and promise to bring new information about the “RoboBee” currently under design at Harvard.  Everyone is invited to the Monthly Sharing meeting on August 11th.  On August 15th, see how artists interpret “LITEARTURE and Art”, with a juried exhibition of 2D and 3D works. The pieces will reflect or represent images of books, authors, famous novels, plays or poetry. 15% of sales will be donated to the Lake Park Library.  The Rickie Report shares all of the dates and information in this article.  The public is invited to all of these events!

 

 

 

 

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Art on Park

800 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL

 

 

 

 

The Artists of Palm Beach County 

 

Invite you to:

The EcoArt Works in “What’s the Buzz All About?” Show

with Mary Jo Aagerstoun, President, EcoArt South Florida

  • Friday August 1, 5:30-6:30 PM
  • Saturday August 2nd , 4-5 PM,
  • Friday August 8th,  5:30-6:30 PM,
  • Saturday, August 9, 4-5 PM

 

 

EcoArt is a hybrid art-science practice that aims to rectify ecological damage. Come hear about and discuss the five EcoArt works in the “What’s All the Buzz About?” exhibition, closing August 11th. The discussion will address how five artists are seeking to change the alarming decline in bee populations world wide with imagination, scientific expertise and humorous activism. Come learn about a beehive backpack shaped like a book and what it is used to do; ceramic sculptures that add shelter to bee-friendly plantings of native Florida trees and plants in parks and back yards; a massive statewide EcoArt project that mobilizes artists, schools, libraries, public institutions and YOU, visitors to the “What’s All the Buzz About?” show, to replenish the presence of 500 key wildflowers, of benefit to wild bees.

 

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The flowers, now endangered, were seen in profusion when Europeans first stepped onto Florida’s land hundreds of years ago. Two transformative projects that are bringing bees and butterflies back to highly urbanized and unlikely sites. And, a wild and colorful performance spectacle “exorcising” the RoboBee, currently in design at Harvard, under contract with the Defense Department.  Great opportunity as well to browse the show’s bee-specific paintings, drawings, collages and jewelry for sale, with 15% going to support Palm Beach County’s BeeKeepers Association.

 

Please RSVP to John at the Gallery:

art.on.park@artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org

 

 

 

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 Invite You to a Sharing Meeting

at the Brewhouse Gallery

 

 Monday, August 11th     7 – 9 pm

 

720 Park Avenue

Lake Park, FL

 

The Artists of Palm Beach County will hold its monthly artists’ gathering on Monday, August 11, 2014 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the new and already popular, Brewhouse Gallery, 720 Park Avenue in Lake Park.  The Brewhouse Gallery, the creation of talented artist A.J. Brockman, provides a destination for all who enjoy art, coffee, craft beers, and wine, as well as live music.

 

 

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Brockman, a 25 year-old digital artist, and his partner Bobby Hodson, dreamed of establishing a place that would be a catalyst for the Lake Park art district.  Not a traditional art gallery – though the walls are covered with artworks – their establishment welcomes people to enjoy playing board games, reading, sketching and web-browsing (free Wi-Fi) in addition to sipping coffee and beer, and viewing the art.  If you haven’t already visited this unique coffee house/lounge art gallery, this is the perfect opportunity.

 

 

 

Mark your calendars for August 11th.  Admission is free for members of APBC  and the general public is invited to attend the event for a $5.00 admission fee. Payment will be collected at the door and will be applied towards the membership fee, if one wishes to join at the meeting. Artists are encouraged to bring a work of art for sharing/critique as well as finger food to share with the group (NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES PLEASE).  The Brewhouse Gallery is open daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and by appointment only on Mondays.  For more information or directions please call 561-469-8930.

 

 

 

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Artists of Palm Beach County

announces

LITERARTURE Exhibit

Honoring the Art of Literarture

Opening Reception

 

Friday, August 15th    5 – 8 pm

 

Art on Park

800 Park Avenue  Lake Park, FL

 

 

 

The Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC), which believes you can’t have literature without art, will be honoring books in the new exhibit LITERARTURE 2014.  The Friends of the Lake Park Public Library will benefit from the exhibit at the Art on Park Gallery, 800 Park Avenue, Lake Park, from August 15 to September 29, 2014.  The juried exhibition of 2D and 3D works by local artists will reflect or represent images of books, authors, famous novels, plays or poetry. 15% of sales will be donated to the library.

 

An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, August 15th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Everyone is invited to view and purchase the art, as well as enjoy drinks and refreshments at this free event. Donations will be accepted for the library.

 

 

 

The LITERARTURE  Exhibit, includes work in a number of mediums from oils to photography, watercolors, and sculpture.  In addition to the current exhibit, the gallery is the studio home for talented resident artists Dick Yosinoff, Carole Turano , John Vincent Palozzi, Sheree Blum, BJ Colister, Joseph Friedman, Irma Friedman, Linda Donegan, Dorothy Sandlyn and Jeff Lucus.  Their powerful artwork covers the walls on either side of the gallery and will be on display at the Opening Reception. All work is available for purchase. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted. 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.

 

 

SPECIAL EVENT: The AfterParty! at The Brewhouse Gallery, 720 Park Ave., starting at 8 PM. The Brewhouse will also be donating proceeds to the Friends of the Library.

 

 

For more information about The Artists of Palm Beach County, please visit:

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org

 

 

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

 

OSGS + BYOC (Translation: Ortiz Smykla|Gallery Studio Presents Bring Your Own Chair Lecture Series)

Irene Jalowayski will be the Featured Artist for OSGS’s second BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) lecture series.  From a glass hobbyist to an award-winning artist, Irene continues to learn and expand her repertoire in this fascinating medium.  Now is your chance to meet her, ask questions and see her newest creations right from the kiln!  Stay in the neighborhood and have a bite to eat after.  The Rickie Report already has our chairs ready to go!  For more details and a sneak peek, read this article.

 

 

 

 

 

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OSGS Gallery in Northwood

 Summer Lecture Series

BYOC* (Bring Your Own Chair)  free lectures

by Exhibiting Artists!

Meet Irene Jalowayski,

Glass Artist

Saturday, August 9th   7 pm

500 Northwood Road         W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

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Irene Jalowayski’s Newest Glass Necklace and Earrings

 

 

OSGS Gallery is keeping the summer hopping and the arts alive with their BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) Lecture Series. OSGS Works of Art and Custom Framing (Ortiz-Smykla | Gallery-Studio) is located in the heart of Northwood Village.  This year OSGS brings you FREE lectures in conjunction with the FREE Northwood Village ArtWalk Gallery Tours on the 2nd Saturday of every month.

 

 

"What Were You Thinking?" by Irene Jalowayski

“What Were You Thinking?” by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

During these lectures each speaker will share their passion for the arts and their identity as an artist.  You’ll discover how each began their incredible artistic journey, their background, techniques, mentors, what drives and/or motivates them and where they see their work taking them into the future.  If you have not attended one of our lectures prior to now you are in for a fabulous treat and will, at the same time, learn something new in the process.

 

 

Christmas Plate by Irene Jalowatski

Christmas Plate by Irene Jalowatski

 

You do not have to be signed up for the Free ArtWalk tour to attend the Free Lecture.  Although it is encouraged to not miss out on the Free VIP Guided Tour through the many art spaces in Northwood Village.  If you wish to take the tour, please sign-up at http://www.northwoodartwalk.com/  The Lectures will begin at the end of the first ArtWalk tour, around 7pm.   There are many fabulous restaurants in the area with many of them offering live music, so plan to have a bite to eat or enjoy a glass of wine before or after the lecture.

 

 

Irene Jalowayski's Seder Plate

Irene Jalowayski’s Seder Plate

 

Irene Jalowayski  specializes in fused glass and silver jewelery including gorgeous pendants, earrings and bracelets.  New in her line is a series of bib necklaces made from cast glass beads with matching earrings.   Irene casts these beads from ground glass in specially made molds.  The glass is fired at about 1400 degrees.  
Cobalt blue glass beads and silver beads in Necklace and Earrings by Irene Jalowayski

Cobalt blue glass beads and silver beads in Necklace and Earrings by Irene Jalowayski

Irene’s pendants and cabochon earrings are also fused and are made with a lot of dichroic glass.  The dichroic glass gives her pieces a shine and sparkle that is enhanced by the silver findings that  are used to finish them.  Each piece of Irene’s is different and one of a kind.  They make for wonderful gifts or gorgeous additions to any lady’s jewelery wardrobe.

 

 

 

 

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Dichroic Glass Candlesticks by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

Art runs in the veins of gallery curators Evelyn and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla. OSGS, is the embodiment of their love of art, and for sharing the work of talented artists. On any given day, a visit to their gallery sends guests crossing paths with a variety of works in many mediums that include modern-art paintings, sculptures, and home wares. But the team also does their own creating inside the studio: custom framing is available with a large number of options for materials, glass, matting, and mounting. The gallery is located at 500 Northwood Road in West Palm Beach.

 

 

For more information about OSGS:  Visit  http://www.osgsart.com/

 

Previews of their work can be seen on the OSGS web site at www.OSGSart.com.

 

Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla     OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio  p: 561-833-2223 OSGSart@hotmail.com      www.OSGSart.com

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

 

 

Wellington Art Society Annual Dinner Restropective

The Wellington Art Society’s Annual Dinner was filled with appreciation for a job well-done and enthusiasm for the upcoming year.  The Rickie Report was honored to be invited to be part of this welcoming, nurturing and involved network of artists.  We share some of the highlights here.

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society President, Leslie Pfeiffer, welcomed everyone to the WAS Annual Dinner. It was a time for saying “thank you” to her Board of Directors and fellow volunteers, as she gave each one a special token of appreciation.  

 

 

 

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Leslie Pfeiffer, Laura Willems, Ursula Fernandez (Photo courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

 

 

Ursula Fernandez, Leslie Pfeiffer and Laura Willems were honored with the WAS Signature Member, WASSM designation.  This is awarded to active WAS member artists who have met the criteria and earned the required points through their participation and accomplishments in WAS sponsored Programs and Events. Points are earned through participation in Community Art projects, Exhibition Opportunities or Special recognition, i.e. Best in Show, doing a demonstration at a meeting.   The following WAS members attained WASSM  status and received WASSM pins in May, 2014:  Bobbin Salisbury and Joanne Baker MacLeod.    Artists may use the WASSM designation on their artwork, applications and resumes.

 

 

Nancy Brown and Rickie Leiter (Photo courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

Nancy Brown and Rickie Leiter (Photo courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

 

 

Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report was honored for promoting art related activities, events and organizations.  She was gifted with a special book of Nancy Brown’s photography, “Simply China”, and a membership in WAS.

 

 

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Corinne Ingerman, Sandra Barbieri, Marie Lentine, Betty Brodie, Sharon Segal, Sandy Axelrod, Donna Donelan, Leslie Pfeiffer, Ursula Fernandez   (Photo Courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

The Incoming Board is Installed by Ursula Fernandez

Incoming President, Donna Donelan, presented Leslie Pfeiffer with an oil portrait painted by Ursula Fernandez.
Donna Donelan and Leslie Pfeiffer (Photo Courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

Donna Donelan and Leslie Pfeiffer (Photo Courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

Ursula Fernandez and Leslie Pfeiffer (Photo Courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

Ursula Fernandez and Leslie Pfeiffer (Photo Courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

 
Special Thanks to DENISE FLEISCHMAN,  News Cat
PHOTOGRAPHER/COMMUNITY EVENTS and SOCIAL SCENE REPORTER for all of these photographs.
If an emerging artist, a new resident of the area of any artist is looking for a group to belong to, Wellington Art Society is an easy recommendation.  They can be described as warm, professional and welcoming.   WAS offers a wide variety of venues for members to show and sell their work in the community. For more information about WAS please visit: www.wellingtonartsociety.org

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

 

HotWorks™ Announces 6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

The 6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ on January 24 & 25, 2015 is held in a premium location in the heart of downtown Boca Raton on Federal Highway at Palmetto Park Road.  Show Promoter, Patty Narozny shares the application information as well as details about this show every artist wants to know.  The Rickie Report is eager to hear when you are accepted into this Show so we can share your good news! You still have time to apply!!!

Hot Works™, LLC Fine Art & Craft Shows Presents

6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

Downtown Boca Raton

On Federal Highway at Palmetto Park Road

January 24 & 25, 2015

Deadline September 5, 2014

Notifications by September 16, 2014

 https://www.zapplication.org/event-info-public.php?fair_id=3329

 

 

 

 

 

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Event Summary

 

The 6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ on January 24 & 25, 2015 is held in a premium location in the heart of downtown Boca Raton on Federal Highway at Palmetto Park Road. The location has an effect on the type of patrons it draws, who trend toward affluence with “money to spend”.  In its third year, this art fair was voted #68 in the country by Art Fair Sourcebook.

 

 

 

As part of the Hot Works™ family of events, the Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ has earned a reputation for quality and profitability in a relatively short time, having just celebrated its 5th Anniversary earlier this year. Patty Narozny is a wonderful promoter who cares about the artists. Strong crowds and sales are reasons most artists will return. In 2014, average reported sales were $4,709.91, which included a painter who zeroed out. Great selection of artists with high quality work. All work is original and personally handmade by the artist in the show. Hot Works events are juried by art professionals who each have more than 30 years of art education and art fair experience. Supreme advertising and promotional campaign on broadcast TV, radio, print, social media, banners, posters, post cards, and more.

TESTIMONIALS

 

 

“Nobody cares more about the quality of her shows and the honesty and integrity of her artists than Patty Narozny.”

Les Slesnick, Retired Photographer, Orlando, FL

 

“Thanks so much for all that you do to put on a great show.  I especially appreciate your personal attention.  You are among the finest show promoters in the business; you always consider artists’ needs first and that is rare.”

John Wayne Jackson, Sculpture, Black Mountain, NC

 

“Park understands the serious effort and dedication required to produce a successful art show. Moreover, she had very kind words for a person whom she sees as a leader in that regard. The show promoter who is hands down the most concerned about the well-being of her artists and consistently puts on a great show is….Patty Narozny (of) Hot Works.”

Herion Park, Fiber, Sarasota, FL, June 2014 – Sunshine Artist Magazine

 

 

“We very much enjoy working with you and participating in your events. Just let us know if there is anything we can do to help grow your business, so that we can do more shows with you. You are a breath of fresh air in an industry that typically see no problem taking advantage of artists for their own financial gratification – whether it’s other private promoters or “non-profit” groups that use artists to “fundraise” for their own purposes.”

Lee Wilson, Painting, Nashville, TN

 

 

The Community

 

 

Boca Raton, FL is centrally located along South Florida’s east coast, equidistant from West Palm Beach to the north and Fort Lauderdale to the south. The City of Boca Raton provides a unique blend of urban and suburban lifestyles. The 24th most populous city in Florida, Boca Raton covers over 29 square miles and enjoys five miles of oceanfront. The Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ is held outdoors in the heart of the city, Downtown Boca, on north Federal Highway, between Palmetto Park Road and N.E. 2nd Street, within Sanborn Square Park. The location has an effect on the type of patrons it draws, who trend toward affluence with “money to spend”. In its third year, this art fair was voted #68 in the country by Art Fair Sourcebook™, one of the nation’s leading art festival periodicals.

 

The City of Boca Raton has become a regional business leader attracting cutting edge businesses and corporate headquarters over the last several decades benefiting from a stable business environment. However, this is not the time to simply rest on one’s laurels. Increased competition and global economic conditions require a pro-active approach to future economic development. Attracting and retaining successful businesses means that Boca Raton will continue to have the high quality of life that makes it the premier community in South Florida. In the next year, more than 1,000 residences will be added to Downtown Boca by 2015.

 

 

• 30 years of event and media experience

• Focus is on visual arts and juried by art professionals

• Every effort made to eliminate buy/sell

• Enormous advertising campaigns – TV, Radio, Print, Social Media, Posters, Banners, Post Cards, etc.

• A Promoter who cares about the artists

• Several shows to choose from throughout the year – dealing with one organization

• Professionally managed

• Friendly and experienced professional event crew

• Booth sitters available

• Artist awards in every event

• Overnight security provided

• Friday move-in

• Complimentary cold water throughout the event

• Ease of drive in and move out; large trucks welcome

• More!

 

 

 

Artist Awards

 

 

There is $1,500 in artist awards: two $500 Purchase Award Prizes, and five $100 Awards of Excellence. In addition, there are five non-monetary Awards of Distinction, of which the purpose is to increase sales for five additional artists. All award winners, regardless of award level, receive one of our eye-catching, gorgeous two-foot-long ribbons that draw people into the booth. Awards are given at judges’ discretion based on same rules for jurying, which is technique/execution, quality, originality and booth appearance. The winning artists are automatically invited to participate in the following year’s event and the jury fee is waived.

 

 

Youth Art Competition

As part of our commitment to include art education in the Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ and the southeast Florida community as a whole, a youth art competition for grades 6-12 or ages 9-19 is integrated into the art fair. Sponsored by Hot Works, LLC and the Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization, young artists are invited to apply with their original and personally handmade art. The competition gives budding, young artists a golden opportunity to begin learning the rules of being part of a professional art show and exhibition. This youth art competition is provided with prime space within the show to display all of the youth art entries, and $250 in cash awards is provided for the young winners.

 

As art programs are being dramatically cut and eliminated in schools nationwide, the need for such initiatives is made even more relevant. Students are encouraged to speak with the professional artists in the show, and to ask them questions about participating in art shows as a career. They are asked not to interrupt an artist if he/she is busy with a patron in the booth. The art fair provides these students with an unmatched learning experience, and exposes family to art work that they would not have otherwise seen. Criteria for judging the youth art are based on technique/execution and originality.

The Promise

We are committed to your success. Please feel free to call with any questions or concerns at any time. We are artist-focused and seek to provide a venue that enhances your work and simplifies your participation. At Hot Works™, your success is our success!
Please keep us in mind for any of our Hot Works™ Fine Art & Fine Craft Shows including:

November 15 & 16, 2014
14th Bi-Annual Estero Fine Art Show™ (Miromar Outlet Mall, Estero, FL) - outdoor

January 3 & 4, 2015
15th Bi-Annual Estero Fine Art Show™ (Miromar Design Center, Estero, FL) – outdoor

January 24 & 25, 2015
6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ (FL) – outdoor
Voted #68 in the country by Art Fair SourceBoook 

 

 

The Rickie Report urges all artists to request being placed on HotWorks.org™’s application list.  This show brings crowds and offers prize monies as well as sale opportunities.   For more information about HotWorks.org™ please contact:  Patty Narozny, Executive Director Boca Raton Fine Art Show™  www.HotWorks.org  or at patty@hotworks.org  or call 941-755-3088

 

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

 

Get Your Bling on at Artisans on The Ave and Support Your Favorite Charity

Artisans on The Ave are having a Win-Win event on Saturday, August 2nd.  “Get Your Bling On” will showcase the jewelry artists of this boutique/art gallery.  The event is Open to the Public.  Enjoy the bubbly, strawberries and chocolate AND your favorite charity will benefit from all purchases!  The Rickie Report shares a sneak peek and all the details.  See you there!
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“Get your Bling On”

AND 

Help a charity of your choice!

Saturday August 2nd 2014

6-9 pm

 

This event is free and open to the public

 

Artisans On The Ave

630 Lake Avenue    Lake Worth, Florida 33460

 

561-582-3300

We feel the jewelry created by these talented hands of the Diva artists is the best Bling you can find. Jewelry is the way to a women’s heart! Enjoy our opening night and fall in love. Our jewelry artists will wow you with their imagination. Their creations are made fine silver, gold and gems, wire, paper, metal, clay, glass from the sea and found objects. Visit this opening night for an evening of Glam, strawberries, chocolates and bubbly. Have some fun!! Count our jewels to win art donated by Artisans On The Ave. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will go to the charity of your choice.

Gabriele Kraus's Hand hammered metal jewelry

Gabriele Kraus’s Hand hammered metal jewelry


Our featured artists for the evening are: Gabriele Kraus, Irene Jalowayski, Mary Catello, Amelia Costa, Debra Kashdan, Julie Sylvester, Rickie Leiter, Marsha Balbier, Lori Axelrod, Hannah Long and Linda Manganaro
Marsha Barbier's necklace

Marsha Balbier’s necklace

Our jewelry artists draw inspiration for their designs from endless variations of color, texture, pattern, and form. Some view nature and man-made environments as sources for their artistic ideas.The end results form a strong vision and a blend of wonderful, fun ideas which make their jewelry a one of a kind find!!!! Part of the proceeds on each purchase of art for the evening will go to a charity of your choice! What a wonderful way to enjoy art while helping others!!!!

Meet the artists and explore their creations!

 

Lori Axelrod's Multi-color Bracelet

Lori Axelrod’s Multi-color Bracelet

Lori Axelrod tells The Rickie Report, ”  My passion for color and pattern drew me to polymer clay as the perfect medium for my creative expression. The intensely saturated colors and the technical detail I can achieve with polymer clay, combined with the wonderful tactile experience of the clay in my hands that has me hooked!”

 

 

Mary Catello's Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings

Mary Catello’s  Handmade Paper Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings

 

 

Mary Catello shares, “Although my signature baskets are made in naturals, primarily palm inflorescence, when I teach I use many other conventional materials.  When working with paper, to create colorful vessels, I started to play with all the scraps. So, my love for color and my girly love of bling were the driving force and inspiration to a line of artistic hand-painted paper called “Painted Pulp”.”

 

 

Amelia Costa's  Fine Art Necklace

Amelia Costa’s Fine Art Necklace

 

 
Amelia Costa has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and ceramics. While exploring sculpture of the human form, she started making small pieces of jewelry to adorn her figures. This led her to design and make “human size” jewelry.  She tells us, “I like to work in sterling silver, copper, recycled glass and semi precious stones. Mixing colors, texture and shine help me create one of a kind pieces that will compliment the wearer’s personality.”

Irene Jalowayski's  Hand made blue glass with silver necklace and earrings

Irene Jalowayski’s Hand made blue glass with silver necklace and earrings

Irene Jalowayski specializes in fused glass and silver jewelery including gorgeous pendants, earrings and bracelets.  New in her line is a series of bib necklaces made from cast glass beads with matching earrings.  Irene cast these beads from ground glass in specially made molds.  The glass is fired at about 1400 degrees.  She tells us, “My pendants and cabochon earrings are also fused and are made with a lot of dichroic glass.  The dichroic glass gives my pieces a shine and sparkle that is enhanced by the silver findings that are used to finish them.  Each piece is different and one of a kind.  These pieces make wonderful gifts or gorgeous additions to any lady’s jewelery wardrobe.”
Deborah Kashdan's metal and cabochon bracelet

Deborah Kashdan’s metal and cabochon bracelet

Deborah Kashdan explains, ” My jewelry reflects my eclectic interests…I like to incorporate metals, both new and repurposed, into pieces using stones or beads to augment the designs.  I often mix metals such as sterling silver, brass and copper…I like the idea of re-using old material in a new way.  Metal salvaged from old silver silver-plated brass trays and dishes are the basis for some of my work.”
 
Linda Manganero's Zipper Necklace

Linda Manganero’s Zipper Necklace

 

Linda Manganaro says, ” My fun jewelry evolves from memories, stories, and visions. Using found objects and unique items I create one of a kind wearable art.  Each whimsical piece will bring a smile and thought to your day.”
Julie Sylvester's Shell necklace

Julie Sylvester’s Shell necklace

 

Julie Sylvester explains, ” My one of a kind jewelry made of seashells, pearls and feathers. All pieces are made of reclaimed natural materials found on Florida beaches and beaches around the world.”

 

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