Scholarships Available For Cultural Summer Camp Programs. Deadline To Apply Is May 1st

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County has published its 2017 Cultural Camp Guide – a comprehensive online listing of art and cultural summer programs in The Palm Beaches – and announced that 30 camp scholarships totaling $9,000 are available to those who apply on or before May 1.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Please share with families who can benefit!





601 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460



Families may click on to select programs that interest their children. There are opportunities for children to learn dance, music, visual arts, theater, nature/science and writing. Camp dates, age requirements and fee information are all available on the Cultural Council’s site along with directions on how to apply online for scholarships before the May 1 with a 11:59 p.m. deadline. Scholarships will be awarded by lottery, based upon need.

A Sampling Of Summer Fun Opportunities:


Bob Carter’s Actor’s Workshop & Repertory Theatre Co.
Boca Raton Museum Art School
Educational Gallery Group
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Lake Worth Playhouse
Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art
Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Palm Beach Atlantic University Dance Department
Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
Spady Museum
Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County
“The Cultural Council is delighted to work with so many arts and cultural organizations in Palm Beach County to promote outstanding programming that will keep the arts alive for children of every age all summer. The scholarship program means that families at every income level will have a chance to experience art and culture first-hand,” said Trish Halverson, manager of arts and cultural education at the Cultural Council.


For more information:

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
601 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460      (561) 471-2901







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Box Gallery Celebrates 1st Anniversary With Call For “ALL Florida Exhibition ll Abstract Works”

As The Box Gallery celebrates its 1 Year Anniversary, curator Rolando Chang Barrero announces the “All Florida Exhibition II: Abstract Works” Exhibition. The VIP Reception takes place on June 17, 2017, and programing will be presented throughout the exhibition dates June 17-July 8, 2017. The Rickie Report shares this CALL FOR ART for all professional artists who reside in Florida.  The deadline for entries is May 25, 2017.


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

1 Year Anniversary Celebration


All Florida Exhibition II




811 Belvedere Road   West Palm Beach, FL 33405

VIP Reception:

 June 17, 2017





ART CALL DEADLINE : May 25, 2017 | 5PM

Rolando Chang Barrero

1 Anniversary Exhibition and Celebration
June 17-July 8, 2017



Application Dates:
April 25, 2017-May 25, 2017




Application Fee: $25.00 per submission, 1 submission per category allowed.

Notification Date:
June 1, 2017

ALL FLORIDA Exhibition II Abstract Works: June 17-July 8, 2017 is a multi media exhibition and sale of exceptional work created and made by professional artists from the State of Florida. The All Florida Exhibition II: Abstract Works is the 1 year Anniversary Exhibition of the Box Gallery.  VIP Reception on June 17, 2017, and programing will be presented throughout the exhibition dates June 17-July 8, 2017.



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


ALL FLORIDA EXHIBITION II 2017 is open to all professional artists who reside and work in the State of Florida working in the following mediums:
Visual Art: 2D, 3D ,4D (Kinetic-Movement , sound, light
Performance Art, Video, Film, and Musical Performance
All work under 10 feet in height will be considered.
Artist may be responsible for installation of their work depending on complexity.

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

The non-refundable fee for the online application is $25 per submission as follows:
2D works one image per work
3D works 2 views per work
Kinetic work, sound installations, video, film, performance art, and music must send 1 link and support material.

The deadline to apply is May 25, 2017.

All work to be exhibited must be well conceived, expertly executed, and arrive ready to hang or professionally presented.

All work should reflect the individuality of the artist or group presenting.

-Please No giclée’s,
-Photography, lithographs, works created in series, etc must be numbered and accompanied by certificate of authenticity by artist.

Notification of acceptance to the exhibition will be sent via email on or before June 1, 2017.
All work must be delivered to The Box Gallery within 10 days of notification of acceptance and must be picked up from The Box Gallery on or before June 14, 2017 by 5 PM.

Works not picked on July 10, 2017, will incur a $10 daily storage fee which must be paid at time of pick up. All work left after July 14, 2017 becomes the property of The Box Gallery and may be donated, sold, or dispersed of.

A contract and other forms will be sent to those accepted into the ALL FLORIDA II EXHIBITION II: Abstract Works 2017.

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

**All submitted 2D or hanging works must be wired and ready for hanging, loose flat work not framed (I.e. prints, photographs, etc.) will not be acceptable entries.**


2D, 3D, 4D (Kinetic/Time Based), Sound, Video/Film, Music, and Performance Art
The images submitted must fully reflect the work to be exhibited in the gallery.

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

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



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



All image files must be labeled with: artist name_title_size.jpg or they will not be considered.
Each individual or group may submit a max. of 3 separate submissions for consideration.
File format: JPEG only
File dimensions: No smaller than 2100 pixels, or 7 inches on the longest side
File resolution: 300 dpi
Price list of all work submitted (Gallery will retains 50% commission on all sales)
In such case where performances. special presentations and or screenings a donation may be suggested and split with artist or group 50/50.

PDF with links and Support Materials

Artist Statement
Your Photo High Resolution
Bibliography of reviews and press

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

Online Payment:
Payments Online can be made at to

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

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





For more information about this call for art, exhibits and other events at the Box Gallery:

Rolando Chang Barrero

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

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“Israel Visual” Exhibit Showcases 2D And 3D Art By Israeli Artists Living In South Florida

The Mandel JCC shares a special exhibit to celebrate “IsraelDays: A Festival of Arts & Culture”. The public is invited to the Free Opening reception on Tuesday, April 25th of  ” Israel Visual: Israeli Artists Living in South Florida”, curated by Rolando Chang Barrero and Ilene Adams. The Exhibit continues until May 5th.  The Festival celebrates Israel’s past, present and future through an artistic viewpoint including an international photography exhibit, engaging author discussions, film screenings and an inspiring art exhibit that features the work of local Israeli artists. The Fourth Annual Festival runs through Tuesday, May 16, with events featured at various locations throughout Palm Beach County.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this art exhibit and some sneak peeks.






A Festival of Arts & Culture at the JCC




“Israel Visual: Israeli Artists Living in South Florida”

Art Exhibition

Curated by Rolando Chang Barrero and Ilene Adams

Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches
5221 Hood Road     Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

 Opening Reception:

Tuesday, April 25, at 6:00 pm

Free Tickets: Guest


Exhibit runs  April 24, through Friday, May 5, 2017



Art Synergy, ( in partnership with the Jewish Federation, has curated a special exhibition featuring Israeli artists living in south Florida. The exhibit “Israel Visual, showcases four talented and diverse artists, working in varied media, from fiber art to digitally enhanced paintings.  Ilene Gruber Adams and Rolando Chang Barrero were contacted to help put together the exhibit that that will be on display at the Bente & Daniel S. Lyons Art Gallery at the Mandel JCC – Palm Beach Gardens, beginning Monday, April 24, through Friday, May 5.



Guests will have an opportunity to immerse themselves in a culturally enriching exhibition featuring works created by four local Israeli artists. The opening reception is Tuesday, April 25, at 6:00 pm and is open to the public.  The artist all have a connection to Israel, and many are grown children of Holocaust survivors. The artists are Leora Stewart Klaymer, Judy “Yudit” Eisingber, Linda Behar in collaboration with Raheleh T. Filsoofi and the late Dina Knapp.





“Virgin Bride” by Leora Stewart Klaymer


Leora, born in Jerusalem, has taught in Philadelphia, New York and right here in South Florida.  She is a fiber artist and her work has been shown extensively world-wide.” My Fiber constructions are based on my observations of Nature and are a metaphor for the cycles of growth in life and in the natural world – landscapes, seascapes, cell structures, organic forms built with different fibers, along with beads, feathers, coral shards using a variety of textile techniques to create these three dimensional abstracted, structures” Leora explains.



“Popsicle Flowers” by Judy Eisinger


Judy Eisinger, a graphic designer and painter exhibiting colorful paintings created using both tradition painting methods and digital art. Born in Budapest, Hungary, and escaping that communist country in 1956, Judy moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she began painting at an early age and, at 13, took first place for the design of the City Holiday Card. Judy studied fine art at the Cleveland Institute of Art and the Cooper School of Art, which led to a four-year scholarship to Kent State University. After graduating with honors, Judy began her painting career by showing her colorful paintings at the Shaker Heights Artist’s Cooperative Gallery. Her work soon became sought after and now hangs in private collections throughout the United States, Europe and Israel.  She and her family moved to Israel where Judy designed greeting cards for LION Printing in Tel Aviv.  She has illustrated a children’s book, taught graphic design as an Adjunct Professor at Palm Beach Community College and is the owner and creative lead of Yudit Design (




“Peace Labyrinth” by Linda Behar and Raheleh T. Filsoofi


Linda Behar’s current work explores a new approach to feminist concepts that are being explored by many artists: the idea of separating personal identity from the body, and digitally objectifying the female figure. Her work combines laser cutting with traditional printmaking techniques, specifically woodblock printing. Her work here, “Peace Labyrinth”, endeavors to promote peace and tolerance through the discovery of what we hold in common. The artists, Linda Behar, who is of Jewish heritage and Raheleh T. Filsoofi, who is of Iranian heritage, intend to bring diverse communities together in conversation and to send a message of tolerance and acceptance throughout the world.




 Collage by Dina Knapp


Dina Knapp, is known for making wearable art an art form. Her history and memory series compress history and culture through a layering of objects and images incorporating nostalgic postcards, painting, crochet, vintage fabrics, found objects and tourist souvenirs.  Born in Cyprus and raised in Israel and New York City by Holocaust survivors, Dina died this past October, at 69, of cancer.




For more information about this exhibit please contact:

Rolando Change Barrero, The Box Gallery, 786-521-1199,

Ilene Adams, The Marketing Works: 561-346-0172,







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Art On Park Gallery Announces “Digital Art” Call, “Still Life” Exhibit And Reception Plus Featured Artist, Barry Seidman

Art On Park Gallery, the home of Artists Of Palm Beach County is bustling!  In this article, we share a CALL for “Digital Art 2017”, details of the Free Opening Reception of the juried  “Still Life 2017” Exhibit, announce that Barry Seidman will be the Featured Artist, and introduce the newest resident artists, Karen Karmazin, Lynn Smythe and Edward Munoz.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  



800 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL 33403


Gallery Hours: Monday through Saturday 12 PM to 6 PM







“S  T  I  L  L      L  I  F  E    2 0 1 7”   EXHIBT


Friday, April 21st

5 – 8 PM


F E A T U R E D   A R T I S T :  B A R R Y  S E I D M A N

Free and Open to the Public



C  A  L  L      T  O     A  R  T  I  S  T  S:


Work created using digital software, printed on any medium.

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, 05/31/2017

Open Reception: Friday, 06/16/2017

Exhibit runs  06/12/2017 to 07/14/2017

* $50 for First Place * $25 for Second Place * Honorable Mentions *
Our judge is: TBA

To access the submission form:






Gallery Director, John Vincent Palozzi shares with The Rickie Report, ” Let me introduce you to our newest Resident Artists: Karen Karmazin, Edward H. Munoze and Lynn Smythe. Their work looks much better in real life than in these pictures, so come in to see them”.


Karen S. Karmazin


Lynn Smythe


Edward H.Munoz


For more information about Joining APBC, Calls for Art, Exhibitions, Artists Space, Classes:

APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403








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Fabulous Crafts Festival In Stuart Next Weekend, April 22nd and 23rd Celebrates 20th Years Of Artisan’s Creativity

The charming, historic seaside location of downtown Stuart celebrates two decades of artisan craft creations during the 20th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival. On Saturday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 23rd nearly 100 craft artisans from around Florida and the nation will line Osceola Street. The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and the details here.  Check out some of the new artists as well as new work from artists whom we welcome back to the area.  Admission is Free and includes a Green Market!




20th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival

Saturday & Sunday, April 22 – 23

10 am – 5 pm Both Days

26 SW Osceola Street    Stuart, FL 34994

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public


Susan Werling’s Old books get new life as handmade handbags



The free, annual tradition is a top destination for craft artisans and patrons alike. 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 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.


Vicki Burns’ Lapis Lazuli Tree

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
  • 100+ exhibitors from throughout Florida and the United States
  • Prices set to suit all budgets
  • All crafters are on site for duration of festival
  • Pet friendly (leashed pets)
  • 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.


Eugene Zah’s designs painted on crystal manicure files, cured and heat treated





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 more information on the Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the state visit:

or call:   561-746-6615







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Flamingo Clay Studio Hosts Special Fiber And Sculpture Workshop With International Artists, “Meski” Assegued, Elias Sime And Bruce Brown

Flamingo Clay Studio and Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth will host international artists, Meskerem “Meski” Assegued, Elias Sime and Bruce Brown on Tuesday, April 18th.  There will be a special Workshop for Fiber Artists and Sculptors. “Meski” is an amazing artist and world famous art curator. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges fiber artists, sculptors and artists interested in learning new techniques to register. The Flamingo Clay Studio is a non-profit artist cooperative operating the popular Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in downtown Lake Worth.








Elias  Sime





10 AM – 3 PM      

 $35.   For Workshop


To Register:


Call  215.205.9441

See Bruce Brown‘s Kinetic Sculptures



15 South J Street   Lake Worth, FL


Meskerem “Meski” Assegued







Elias Sime (b.1968 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) is a multi-disciplinary artist working primarily in relief sculpture and architecture. For more than twenty-five years, he has made collage and sculptural assemblage from found objects such as thread, buttons, plastic, animal skins, horn, fabric and bottle tops, alongside organic building materials and binding agents such as mud and straw. Many of the objects come from Mercato, the Addis Ababa open-air market, said to be the largest in Africa, and in particular the market’s Menalesh Tera section—literally “what do you have?”—where trash is repurposed in resourceful ways and its new potential is shared among the community.


Sime has a masterful handling of material, with fluency and pure formal instincts a hallmark of his practice. In the past decade he has sought to better understand the cultural and historic underpinnings of those instincts, traveling with the anthropologist Meskerem Assegued through rural villages in Ethiopia to research ancient rituals still in practice. Sime collects histories and vernacular techniques as much as objects.


Mixed Media by Elias Sime (Photo Courtesy of Lula Lake Worth Art)


One of the most prominent names in the East African art scene, Sime founded, designed and constructed the Zoma Contemporary Art Center in Addis Ababa, an international art center described by the New York Times as “a voluptuous dream, a swirl of ancient technique and ecstatic imagination.” His work has been shown internationally at the Dak’Art Biennale in Dakar, Senegal; the New Crowned Hope Festival in Vienna, Austria; and in the US at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and a survey exhibition that traveled from the Santa Monica Museum of Art, CA, to the North Dakota Museum of Art. Sime designed props and artwork for Peter Sellars’ production of Igor Stravinsky’s opera Oedipus Rex, which has been performed at the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Sydney Opera House.  Elias’ work is included in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; Perez Museum of Art, Miami; North Dakota Museum of Art; Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville; Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, NH; Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY; and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO.



Meskerem (“Meski”) Assegued, with her artist/inventor/engineer husband Bruce Brown, are residents of downtown Lake Worth. Bruce lives full time in the city, and Meski divides her time between Lake Worth, Addis Ababa and exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the world that she is called upon to curate. She is also the founder of  Zoma Contemporary Arts Center (ZCAC)  which is an artist residency located in Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa. Over the last 16 years, Meskerem has curated numerous exhibitions both in Ethiopia and abroad. She was also a member of the selection committee for the 2004 Dak’Art Biennale and the 2007 Venice Biennale African Pavilion.




Bruce Brown is famous for his wonderful kinetic marble machines that were in the window of the gallery for several years.  He shares,” I like to watch things move and I like to make things. I could spend an hour watching pelicans and or a tractor moving earth. I can also spend all day shaping wood or bending wire until it becomes the thing I want. Art was a hobby most of my life. My career took me overseas fo many years. I managed computer systems in developing countries for U.S. Government relief and development efforts. Wherever I was, I enjoyed looking into the workshops and seeing things being made. Craftspeople with limited resources make up for it with perseverance and planning. I saw a plumber in Ethiopia drill a faucet hole in a sink by tapping on it with a screwdriver for an hour or so. With each tap, a tiny flake of porcelain broke loose. It seems tedious, but it probably didn’t take any longer than it would take me to drive to the hardware store and buy a carbide drill bit”.


Bruce Brown’s kinetic sculpture, as featured at International Kinetic Symposium 2017



“It seems like rolling ball sculptures and other kinetic art are always in the background somewhere. I see them in movies and commercials frequently. I’m not sure when I knew I wanted to make them, but I remember two pieces in particular that probably pushed me over the edge. Many years ago, I lived in Yellow Springs, Ohio. there was a jewelry store with an elaborate wire-work clock. It had many gears with human wire figures turning cranks and such. I always enjoyed stopping to look at it through the store window. A few years later I was delayed on a flight out of Sacramento. In the terminal was a big glass box with a rolling ball sculpture. I looked at it for hours; it had a wonderful chain lift and a couple of track switches.  I never throw anything electrical or electronic away. I have to take it apart and salvage things. Motors, wires, springs, screws. I like to make my art with what materials and tools I have on hand when I start. Often it begins with a leftover piece of wood…”





For more information about this workshop or exhibits at lay Glass Metal Stone Gallery or classes at Flamingo Clay Gallery:

Please contact for full details.




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Put A Spring In your Step At Artisans On The Ave’s New Exhibit Featuring Original Art And Handmade Crafts

Spring into Artisans On The Ave before summer!  Spring is here and Artisans on the Ave is blooming. Artists are invigorated and ‘New Works of Art’ are sprouting up all over the gallery. Stop in Friday night April 21st to view and celebrate all these fresh new creations!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.




630 Lake Ave, Lake Worth Florida 33460
561-762-8162, 561-582-3300




Spring In Before Summer!

Celebrating Fresh New Creations

Opening Reception:

Friday, April 21, 2017

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Free Event, Public Welcome, Refreshments Served


Gallery Hours:

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

 Handmade Jewelry

Artisans On The Ave Gallery shows the art of over 40 local artists who work in a variety of mediums

Functional Art Pieces


Decorative Art Pieces 


When you give a handmade piece of art to friends and loved ones created by local artists, you are also giving a gift to the artist.

Whimsical Collectibles

Infuse your community with pride by supporting local artists!

Hand Crafted Tiles Make Great House Gifts

Please join us opening night to celebrate the Arts and support your local artists.

One of A Kind Original Art Pieces


For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561762-8162

A cooperative gallery of Palm Beach County Artists
630 Lake Ave.     Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-762-8162  or   561-582-3300






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Armory Art Center Features Jane Hart At Art Salon On April 18th

ART SALONS at the ARMORY ART CENTER in West Palm Beach are a gathering place for artists throughout the region. Each month from October to May, Art Salons offer presentations by professional artists whose artwork is being shown in museums and galleries in South Florida. Presenters show their work, talk about their influences, and explore the work of artists showing in museums and galleries. Stimulating discussions follow, led by Coordinator, Elle Shorr. The public is invited to “A Life in Art” with Jane Hart on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.






1700 Parker Avenue West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776




TUESDAY, April 18, 2017

6:30 -8:30 pm




There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.



Jane Hart served as the curator of the Armory Art Center’s recent exhibition, “Champions: Caribbean Artists Breaking Boundaries in South Florida”. Hart has over 35 years of professional experience in the international contemporary art field, active in NYC, L.A., London, South Florida and elsewhere. She has been engaged as a curator, gallerist, publisher of limited edition fine art works and art books, arts writer, and, last but not least, as a working artist.





Hart was curator of the 2015 exhibition “100+ Degrees in The Shade: A Survey of South Florida Art”, featuring work by 170 artists in all media, and shown in nine venues throughout Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. An encore presentation related to this project is being highlighted to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of Art Palm Beach at Palm Beach County Convention Center. A 224 page full color, hard cover book by Gean Moreno’s [NAME] Publications was produced to accompany the show, with texts by Erica Ando and Sandra Schulman. Among other awards and accolades, Ms. Hart was named Curator of the Year twice by the New Times.




Working under the under the alias TJ Ahearn, (an anagram of her name), Hart has been a working artist, making collages that have been exhibited and collected internationally. She attended the School of Visual Arts in New York as well as both the University of Miami BFA Program and Miami Dade Fine Arts Program. From 2006 until 2015, she held the position of Curator of Exhibitions at The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, an acclaimed non-profit institution which focuses on contemporary visual art. During her tenure at the Center, Hart curated over 100 exhibitions, including an attendance record-breaking show with international sensation LEGO® artist Nathan Sawaya, drawing 13,000 visitors in 6 weeks. Hart also created the John L. and James S. Knight Foundation 2x award-winning lecture series “Hot Topics” and numerous other special projects. Her 2015 curated exhibition of Wayne White’s art work won the Center’s first NEA grant for an exhibit.



Hart was founding Director of Muse [X] Editions, a ground breaking, digitally oriented fine arts publisher, the first of its kind in the U.S.. For several years she oversaw all artist projects, marketing, curation of exhibitions and international sales. Hart is also an independent curator and owner of long-standing venture “lemon sky: projects + editions”, a contemporary art business devoted to working with artists through exhibiting and promoting their work. She has worked with major artists on exhibits, projects, publications and editions, including Doug Aitken, John Baldessari, Wallace Berman (Estate), Uta Barth, Gregory Crewdson, Peter Halley, Alex Katz, Mike Kelley, Kienholz, Charles Long, Christian Marclay, Fabian Marcaccio, Catherine Opie, Diana Thater, and Andrea Zittel, among many others.


Most recently, Hart was the lead artist of #NowBeHere#3FL, a participatory photographic event held at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). This project has been initiated by Los Angeles-based artist Kim Schoenstadt. #NowBeHere is staged city-to-city, encouraging female-identifying artists to appear en masse in a documentary photo. 305 South Florida artists participated in the photo. In January, 2016, Hart completed 6 curatorial projects, including those at the Armory Art Center and The Box Gallery in West Palm Beach and Design Sublime and Under The Bridge in Miami.



The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.

For more information visit: or call 561-832-1776 x33






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Lake Worth Art League Celebrates 75th Anniversary With Art Al Fresco April 22 & 23

The Lake Worth Art League is celebrating over 75 years in the community!  To celebrate, everyone is invited to Art Al Fresco on the Plaza Festival, a major fine art show on Saturday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 23rd.   The event will take place in the Lake Worth Cultural Plaza located in downtown Lake Worth among the Banyan trees on M Street between Lake and Lucerne Avenues.  The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds artists who are interested, that spaces are available to participate! The event is Free and Open to the public!










Saturday, April 22

11:00 – 7:00PM

Sunday, April 23

10:00 – 5:00PM

This event is free to the public

Spaces for artists and sponsors are still available.
$75 per space, tents required.

For additional information visit:

Or call AnnaMaria Hunt at 561-586-8666.



Art Al Fresco on the Plaza Festival will be a major fine art showing in celebration of the Lake Worth Art League’s over 75 years in the community! The event will take place in the Lake Worth Cultural Plaza located in downtown Lake Worth among the Banyan trees on M Street between Lake and Lucerne Avenues. Many of South Florida’s finest artists will be showcasing their creations. There will be music and food and children’s activities. With three events this weekend, including a weekend Reggae Festival and Saturday’s Earth Day Festival, it will be a great time to explore and enjoy our quirky little City of Lake Worth!




Many of South Florida’s finest artists will be showcasing their creations. There will be music and food and children’s activities. With three events this weekend, including a weekend Reggae Festival and Saturday’s Earth Day Festival, it will be a great time to explore and enjoy our quirky little City of Lake Worth!


This nonprofit educational organization was established to further the study and development of art and enhance the cultural life of its members and the residents of the City of Lake Worth and neighboring communities. The League has a Gallery downtown where members can showcase and sell their original fine art along with a boutique featuring our members’ 3-D and jewelry pieces.


About The Lake Worth Art League:


LWAL Member, Don Martinetti, With Student



Our monthly Gallery exhibits are not juried as we encourage all members, emerging artists to seasoned professionals, to display, share, and enjoy their creations. During season, our fine art pieces are judged with ribbons and cash awards. In addition to the Gallery, Lake Worth Art League members may participate in our “Art Al Fresco on the Beach” where they can display and sell their artwork on the boardwalk overlooking the ocean which draws both South Florida locals and visitors and takes place twice each month as well as special League events, showings in downtown businesses and municipal offices, workshops and painting classes.


LAWL member, George, with Student


For more information about exhibits or how to become involved with LAWL:

Lake Worth Art League
604 Lucerne Ave.    Lake Worth, FL 33460






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Call for Art From High School Students For The Congressional Art Competition In Washington DC

Every year since 1982, the U.S. House of Representatives has offered talented young artists from across the country the opportunity to showcase their artistic abilities. Submissions from high school students are being accepted until April 28th.  The first place artwork will be displayed in a year-long exhibit in the U.S. Capitol building and the winner will be flown to Washington, D.C. to attend the official art show opening with Members of Congress.  The Rickie Report shares the details.  DEADLINE:  April 28th.   PLEASE SHARE!





Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our Congressional District.

The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students. The winning artwork of your district’s competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will include the winning artwork from all participating districts from around the country. The winning artwork is also featured on‘s Congressional Art Competition page.

The following is a summary of the Congressional Art Competition rules:

Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches by 28 inches, may be up to 4 inches in depth, and not weigh more than 15 pounds. If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must arrive framed and must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions.

Paintings – including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
Drawings – including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
Collages – must be two dimensional
Prints – including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
Mixed Media – use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
Computer-generated art


All entries must be original in concept, design and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement) that was created by someone other than the student is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted. Work entered must be in the original medium (that is, not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing).  Your submission of artwork signifies your permission to have your artwork displayed online, at a final art competition show and in the United States Capitol.


This information was sent to The Rickie Report by Rep. Brian Mast

Click for details to enter contest for residents in Congressman Mast’s district

All residents of other congressional districts should


U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 224-3121   or  to find your representative and information on their website



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