Artisans on the Ave Highlight Artist/Veterans and Palm Beach Troop Support!

Celebrate Veterans Day with Artisans on the Ave. on Saturday November 8, 2014.  We will feature our artists who are veterans or married to one and Palm Beach Troop Support!  Stop by before or after the Lake Worth Veterans Day parade and festivities.  Volunteers from Palm Beach Troop Support, will be on hand to accept your donations.  Open all day from 11am to 9pm. The Rickie Report is proud to share the details and some photos.

 

 

 

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630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, Fl. 33460

561-582-3300

 

 

 

Packing Boxes for Support our Troops

Packing Boxes for Support our Troops

 

Palm Beach Troop Support is focused on helping returning wounded and disabled vets. PBTS volunteer efforts started 12 years ago, sending letters and care packages to friends and family. Now PBTS takes on large scale projects such as rehabbing vets old homes and recently purchased a new home for a local vet in need.  The volunteers of PBTS donate their labor and their hearts, as they take time to sit down and listen.  “We meet many fascinating heroes from as far back at WWII.”

 

 

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Palm Beach Troop Support will continue to help as many of our heroes as often as they can. PBTS would like to thank their local business partners and all the folks that donate their financial and physical support. Please help us help our wounded that continue to return every day. This is the least we can do for our freedoms they so gallantly protected.

 

 

Delivering a Home for a Veteran

Delivering a Home for a Veteran

 

 

 

 

 Meet the Artists and Veterans

 

 

 

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Robert Hunter of Blu Paw Woodworks

 

 

Robert Hunter

Blu Paw Woodworks, Exotic Wood Creations

 

 

Bob Hunter was drafted in April of 1968, went to Vietnam in September of that year and spent 14 months in the Central Highlands. His job was to map the movement of enemy troops in areas of conflict.

 

 

Robert Hunter's Blu Paw Creations

Robert Hunter’s Blu Paw Woodworks

 

Bob creates a variety of boxes, trays, food serving boards and furniture.  His designs are driven and inspired by the grains, colors and patterns of the exotic woods he is using.  Each piece is one of a kind.

 

 

The Captain and the Artist

The Captain, Bob Carew and the Artist, Joan Carew

 

 

Joan Carew

Ceramic Sculpture
Title: Wherever you are is home

 

 

Joan and Bob married in 1971 and immediately reported to the island of Puerto Rico and Ramey Air Force Base.  After his tour, Bob was an active part of the Armed Forces for 30 years in the role of a Naval Reservist.

 

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“Where Ever You Are Is Home” by Joan Carew

 

 

Joan says “Some of my work recalls the theme of his absences as in ‘Wherever you are is Home’.  Bob continues to serve his country in the role of a Natural Resource Specialist, helping to preserve our natural resources.”

 

 

Durga and Dennis Garcia

Durga and Dennis Garcia

 

Durga and her newly retired veteran Dennis Vargas Garcia, retired Gunnery Sergeant USMC.  They met on the rifle range in Camp Pendelton, CA.

Durga Garcia

Fine Arts Portraits

 

Durga is a published, internationally exhibited artist with several major Awards to her credit.  She is a South Florida-based freelance professional photographer of art for artists, portraits, commercial projects & events.

 

 

Portrait by Durga Garia

Portrait by Durga Garia

 

 

 

Jim McClean

Fused glass and Beaded Jewelry

 

Jim McClean

Jim McClean

 

Jim grew up in Philadelphia, where he made the decision to enlist.  After his tour of duty he spent many years in Wyoming before moving to Florida to follow his passion of creating Art works in Fused glass.

 

His colorful and whimsical works display his playful sense of humor.

 

Jim McClean's Fused Glass

Jim McClean’s Fused Glass

 


For More information contact Capt.T. Turpin/ Palm Beach Troop Support/ Tropical Sands Christian Church 561-722-3583

 

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.

www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Fish House Art Center-Working Artists’ Studios Located on the Manatee Pocket Waterfront of Florida’s Treasure Coast

The Fish House Art Center is “home” to seven resident artists’ studios that include , Port Salerno Mosaic Studio, Sally Eckman Roberts, Billy Salesnick Fine Art, The Aya Fiber Studio Silk Life Studio, Elizabeth Esther Kelly Weaving Studio and Havana Beads . The Fish House is also home to where you can sip your favorite beverage and hear live music overlooking the beautiful Manatee Pocket.  The resident artists work in their studios year round. Most artists are available Tuesday- Saturday and beginning Friday, November 7th all the studios and Gallery will be open on Friday Nights until 9:00 pm. The public is welcome to watch them work and purchase their creations. Art Gumbo, an art and craft Gallery, sits at the front of the Fish House, featuring local artists’ work in painting, sculpture, glass, textiles, pottery, photography, jewelry, and giftware. The Rickie Report knows you will enjoy visiting this area and exploring the artist’s studios.  Details are here.

 

Port Salerno Mosaic Studio

 

 

 

 

 

Fish House Art Center

Invites You

Open Studios and Gallery Tour

 

Studios are Open on Fridays from 1:00 – 9:00 pm

 

Friday, November 7th 

(Continuing Weekly)

4745 SE Desoto Ave     Stuart, Fl 34997

(located in Manatee Pocket, Port Salerno)

 

 

 

 

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The Fish House Art Center is located on the site of one of the last operating commercial fish houses on Florida’s east coast on the scenic Manatee Pocket waterfront in the historic fishing village of Port Salerno, Florida, just 5 miles south of downtown Stuart. It sits at the end of Salerno Road, east of Dixie Highway (A1A).

 

 

 

 

The Fish House Art Center is “home” to seven resident artists’ studios that include , Port Salerno Mosaic Studio, Sally Eckman Roberts, Billy Salesnick Fine Art, The Aya Fiber Studio, Silk Life Studio, Elizabeth Esther Kelly Weaving Studio and Havana Beads . The Fish House is also home to where you can sip your favorite beverage and hear live music overlooking the beautiful Manatee Pocket. You can also take classes with some of our artists. Come for a class then dine at one of the five restaurants all within easy walking distance of The Art Center. Please visit the artist’s websites to inquire about the classes offered.

The resident artists work in their studios year round. Most artists are available Tuesday- Saturday and beginning Friday, November 7th all the studios and Gallery will be open on Friday Nights until 9:00 pm. The public is welcome to watch them work and purchase their creations. Art Gumbo, an art and craft gallery, sits at the front of the Fish House, featuring local artists’ work in painting, sculpture, glass, textiles, pottery, photography, jewelry, and giftware.

 

 

Billy Selesnick Studio

Billy Selesnick Studio

 

 

Billy Selesnick

 

William Selesnick is a renowned artist, cinematographer, author and world traveler who studied under master artists in Paris. He has had studios in New York City, New Hope, PA, Key West and Woodstock, NY. Completing his Key West Series after a seven year residency on the island, Billy relocated his studio to Palm Beach, Florida and then to The Fish House Art Center in Port Salerno. His eclectic art, including murals, oil paintings and pastels are displayed in homes, galleries and establishments around the world. His 40 years of work encompasses images inspired by journeys to Negril, Jamaica, Rio de Janeiro, France, Israel and Egypt. Selesnick’s output ranges from prestigious murals to commissions creating Trompe L’oeil Interiors. He also wrote and directed a number of successful documentaries that have been acquired by PBS. Wherever Billy has lived, his art has left an indelible mark on the community.

 

 

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Loom at Elizabeth Kelly' Studio

Loom at Elizabeth Esther Kelly’ Studio

 

 

Elizabeth Esther Kelly

Weaving & Mixed Media Artist

Life long multi media artist Elizabeth Esther Kelly is weaving beautiful scarves and wraps on a four harness wooden loom, and the process is fascinating and fun to watch. Elizabeth views the art of weaving as the perfect metaphor to demonstrate the interconnectedness of life and the cultivation of compassion through artistic expression. Author, illustrator, designer, painting & textile restorer, Elizabeth’s passion for her work extends to the preservation of the cultural heritage of the Tibetans: nomadic people of the Himalayan region whose lives fully integrated many art forms, among them weaving.

 

Elizabeth and her Corgi, Chrissie invite you to visit her studio/gallery, named ‘Gateway to Tibet’ and see her latest works. There you will also find her personal collection of Tibetan Sacred Arts, jewelry, incense and other items that support meditation. Feel free to email any questions re: schedule, prices & requests.

 

elizabeth@gatewaytotibet.com
www.gatewaytotibet.com
www.gatewaytotibet.blogspot.com
You Tube Channel: elizamas

 

Havana Beads

Havana Beads

 

 

 

Raida Disbrow- Havana Beads

Lampwork Glass Artist & Jewelry Designer

Raida Disbrow is a full time Lampwork (Glass) Artist, and owner of Havana Beads, LLC. She began lampworking in 2005 when she couldn’t find specific colors and designs for her artisan jewelry work. Lampworking is the process of melting glass rods with a torch and creating on a mandrel small works of art. These pieces are decorated with thinner stringer pieces of glass and when completed are kiln annealed for strength and durability. Raida has a great love for nature and therefore frequently incorporates elements in her beads and Artisan Jewelry.

 

 

Havanabeads@yahoo.com
Havanabeads.etsy.com (Bead Sales)
Gentlewinddesigns.etsy.com ( Jewelry Sales)
Havanabeads.blogspot.com

 

 

Sally Eckman Roberts

Sally Eckman Roberts

 

 

 

Sally Eckman Roberts

Home Decor Illustration & Licensing

 

Sally Eckman Roberts is one of the most prolific and successful artist/designers working today in the creation and development of new products for the gift and home decor industries.  Combining her knowledge of design and her talents as an illustrator, Sally creates beautifully detailed images depicting nature in a traditional manner with a contemporary feel. Using watercolor and pencil, and through her delicate blending of rich color, intricate patterns and distinctive borders, Sally’s designs reveal art and nature are one. While her inspiration comes from nature and natural objects, her look is current and trend driven.

 

Sally’s interest in art began as a child growing up in Indiana. After completing her BFA in painting from Miami University in Ohio, Sally gained commercial experience as an illustrator and creative director in design and corporate marketing in Indianapolis. After having two children, and wanting to go out on her own, she created the licensing and marketing division of her own business, Painted Pears.

 

Contact: 317-590-6687
www.sallyeckmanroberts.com
paintpears@aol.com

 

 

 

 

Silk Life Studio

Silk Life Studio

 

Lora Yakimov- Silk Life Studio

 

 

“Art and Creativity have been woven into my life from early childhood. My mother and I would make projects together that were of a practical nature but also fun and creative. This practical aspect continued as we raised four children and encouraged their interests. My art has most often involved fabric and fiber with clothing, quilting, weaving and the needle arts. Recently, I have turned to silk because of its variety of weaves and the rich colors of the dyes. I have been a teacher most of my life and I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for painting on silk with others.”  Visit Silk Life Studio!  Studio F

 

https://sites.google.com/site/silklife7/home
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Silk-Life/298508396853931

 

 

 

Aya Fiber Studio

Aya Fiber Studio

 

Suzanne Connors- Aya Fiber Studio

 

“I call myself a fiber artist. I love art and I have always enjoyed making art. I have tried many different mediums but always return to fiber and textile art. I am a seamstress and a designer and I have always been intrigued by textiles; and especially if the fiber has a beautiful texture that makes you want to reach out and touch it! I love layering color and combining different tactile fibers.”
The Aya Fiber Studio is a working fiber studio that produces hand dyed indigo shibori fabrics that are made into art-to-wear and home fashion items. The studio offers workshops in shibori, indigo and marbling techniques.

 

http://www.ayafiberstudio.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aya-Fiber-Studio/122713737758995
contact: Suzanne Connors 336-693-4606 ayafiberstudio@gmail.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Artists Association of Jupiter Presents: “The Art of Giving”

The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents: “The Art of Giving”, a collection of artworks sure to be satisfying to your eye while helping to satisfy hunger in Palm Beach County. This event will be held on Wednesday November 12, 2014 in Jupiter. Enjoy a wine and cheese reception while browsing this Art Exhibit and Sale full of artistic creations in a variety of mediums.  Emerging artist, Gabriella Perez’s paintings and photography will be on display.  A portion of proceeds from sales as well as a 50/50 Raffle will benefit The Bill Brooks Food for Families. Entry fee is a donation of non-perishable foods as well as monetary donations. In return you will receive a chance ticket to win a custom piece of glass art for your donations. The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos from last month’s reception.

 

 

Artists Association of Jupiter

&

A Unique Art Gallery

 

Present:

“The Art of Giving”

Featuring the Artwork of

Gabriella Perez

Opening Reception:

Wednesday, November 12th

5:30- 7:30 pm

A Portion of Proceeds of Sales Benefits:

Bill Brooks Food for Families

226 Center Street    Suite 8    Jupiter, FL 33458

561-529-2748

 

 

 

Bill Brooks’ Food for Families is a food drive organized by WPTV News Channel 5 aimed at helping less fortunate people in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.  This deserving organization is named in honor of former WPTV Vice President and General Manager, Bill Brooks. Brooks was General Manager at WPTV from 1981-1998. He died after a battle with cancer.

 

This Hand etched Glass Art piece is the November Raffle Item

This Hand etched Glass Art piece is the November Raffle Item

 

 

Unique Glass Art will be featuring the works of emerging artist Gabriella Perez. Gabby is a professional photographer and creative director currently living in South Florida. Her passion for art and photography developed early on in life.

 

Image by Gabriella Perez

Image by Gabriella Perez

 

 

 

Her skills and technical abilities have been polished by several years of experience in the photography industry and also by working side by side with top photographers in the commercial arena. Gabby is a self-taught painter and has begun creating colorful abstract acrylic pieces that are emotionally charged, a reflection of the self and the ever changing, dynamic external world.

 

Artist, David and raffle winners Susan Oakes (Left) and Jane Saull (Right) from October, 2014

Artist, David Kraft (Center) and raffle winners Susan Oakes (Left) and Jane Saull (Right) from October, 2014

 

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.  

 

 

Featured Artist, David Kane and Director of PACE Center for Girls Speaking with Art Patron, October, 2014

Featured Artist, David Kraft and Director of PACE Center for Girls Speaking with Art Patrons, October, 2014

 

 

 

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.

 

Learn more about the organization, its artists and programs on the Association’s website,www.artistsassociationofjupiter.com

 

 

Stroll between the two galleries and enjoy a feast for your eyes while helping to create a feast for other with your donations and purchases. Unique Glass Art has been serving South Florida since 1986 specializing in custom glass etching and carvings for residential, commercial and yachts. Visit them on the web at www.uniqueglassart.com

For more information on this event call or email the Gallery at 561-529-2748 or info@artistsassociationofjupiter.com

 

For more information about Gabby Perez’s work please call 954-303-6235 or visit www.emagenphotography.com or email her at  info@emagenphotography.com

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Armory Art Center Offers Special Tour of Art Basel PLUS New Class Sessions and Courses

The Armory Art Center makes it easy for art enthusiasts to attend Art Miami and Art Basel, offering transportation, two different types of tours ( one self-guided and another curator-guided).  In addition, their new semester of classes is available for sign-up.  The Rickie Report shares the details here. 

 

 

 

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New Courses/ Adult Education

Opportunities

 

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Links to the new session catalog http://www.armoryart.org/adult

Link to new courses http://www.armoryart.org/new-courses

 

 

 

 

 

Art Basel- Art Miami, 2014

 

 

Photo Courtesy of Art Basel

Photo Courtesy of Art Basel

 

Join the Armory Art Center as we explore the 2014, Art Basel – Art Miami fair on Friday, December 5th, during art week in fabulous Miami. Connect with new and old friends of the Armory Art Center without the hassle of traffic and parking. Travel with one of our friendly staff in the comfort of a luxurious charter bus equipped with reclining seats, lavatory, TV monitors, and Wi-Fi.

 

 

EXCURSION INCLUDES:

 

Round trip bus transportation from the Armory to Miami Beach
Admission to TWO shows – Art Basel-Miami Beach and Art Miami

- Art Miami, located in the renowned Wynwood Arts District, is one of the most important annual contemporary art events in the United States; showcasing the most important artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries.

- Art Basel boasts the world’s premier modern and contemporary art shows, featuring works from world-renowned artists.

PRICING:

 

Sale price: $80 per person through November 5th
Full price: $100 per person November 5th through November 19th
Sale ends November 19th at 4:00pm

 

ITINERARY:

Friday, December 5th, meet at Armory Art Center’s parking lot at 9:30 a.m.

The bus will depart at 10:00 a.m. sharp!

Arrive at Art Miami at 11:15 a.m.

Departs Art Miami at 2:30 p.m.

Arrive at Art Basel at 2:45 p.m.
Departs Art Basel at 7:00 p.m., returning to the Armory Art Center at approximately at 8:15 p.m.
* Please notify us if you are disabled and require special assistance.

Reserve your seat today as seating is very limited!

 

 

A DON’T MISS ADD-ON:

 

Guided tour of Art Basel and Art Miami fairs:

 

Join New York-based artist, curator and critic, Kara L. Rooney* and the Armory Art Center for a personally guided tour of the 2014 Art Basel & Art Miami fairs on Friday, December 5th. Kara will give a 75-minute tour at Art Miami and a 90-minute tour at Art Basel of the hottest new galleries, artists and curators and will address the under-representation of women artists in the contemporary museum and gallery scene.

 

 

Cost for the guided tour is $60 and participation will be capped at 25 people.

Sign up before it fills – the final deadline to sign up is November 14th.

 

This is an add-on event and is independent from the Armory Bus Excursion. You can sign up for the guided tour whether you are on the excursion or not. The Bus Excursion is non-refundable, the guided tour will run with a minimum of 18 people.

 

* Kara is an internationally recognized artist, writer and curator. She is a regular contributor to Art in America, Hyperallergic, and The Brooklyn Rail, for whom she is a Managing Art Editor. Most recently, Rooney curated an exhibition of the post-war German artist, Joseph Beuys’ late work, and interviewed artist Kara Walker on her blockbuster installation at the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn. Her interview with the painter Luc Tuymans, originally conducted for AiA, was included in the artist’s 2014 monograph, Luc Tuymans: On & By, published by Whitechapel Gallery in London. Rooney’s visual work has been exhibited at Driscoll Babcock Gallery, NY; A.I.R. Gallery, NY; Shoshana Wayne Gallery, CA; the Chelsea Art Museum, NY; the Montclair Art Museum, NJ; The International Women’s Museum, CA; and the Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey.

 

For more information about Art Basel please visit:

http://www.armoryart.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=events.details&content_id=167

 

 

 

About the Armory Art Center:

 

The mission of the Armory Art center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. Its vision is to be recognized as providing a premier art center for both creating and viewing art. The Armory is a high-quality visual art school and exhibition center. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more!

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

 

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 Offers Unique Art Exhibition, Art Promenade, Specialty Jewelry Show and a Call for Artists

Evelyn Ortiz Smykla and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla have been working hard preparing for a spectacular Autumn in Northwood Village at OSGS  Ortiz-Smykla| Gallery Studio.  Their unique art exhibition showcasing the work of folk art visionary, Jimmy Lee Sudduth continues until the end of October.  (Don’t miss it!  You’ll have to go to the Smithsonian to see his work!).   Northwood Village’s Art Promenade, which falls on Halloween, promises to be spooktacular.  Save November  7th for a “Holiday Jewels – Wearable Art” Event and their custom framing is available with a Groupon discount.  The Rickie Report shares all of this plus a CALL to ARTISTS!

 

 

 

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Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio

 

 

500 Northwood Road   W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

 

Current Special Exhibition at OSGS Gallery:

 

 

"The Barn" by Jimmy Lee Sudduth

“The Barn” by Jimmy Lee Sudduth

Jimmy Lee Sudduth Paintings. We currently have three paintings from the late Jimmy Lee (1910-2007) on loan and on exhibit through the month of October.

http://www.americanart.si.edu/collections/search/artist/?id=5874

 

 

 

OSGS Mural

 

OSGS has finally been provided final approval to move forward with our Mural Project. The Mural itself will be placed on the East facing wall of OSGS Gallery (toward Dixie, along Spruce). OSGS is providing some nice incentives for the winning artist.

 

 

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Previous Murals in the Northwood Village area include:

 

 

Eduardo Mendieta

Mural by Eduardo Mendieta

 

 

 

Mural by Craig McInnis

Mural by Craig McInnis

Mural by Amanda Valdes

Mural by Amanda Valdes

The final process will be Juried by Andrew Brown – http://www.andybrownpaintings.com/

 

 

 

 

“Holiday Jewels — Wearable Art”

Friday November 7th     6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 

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Take part in a festive evening to help ease the worry of holiday shopping as OSGS presents one-of-a-kind jewelry. Enjoy one-on-one interaction with the Artists, sipping cider, and taking in light music. Featured artists are Claudia Block (New York/Florida), Meryl Lefkovich (Massachusetts) and Elayna Toby Singer (Florida).

 

 

 

 

Claudia Bloch

 

 

Necklace by Claudia Block

Necklace by Claudia Block

 

 

Claudia Bloch is an American artist known for her beaded jewelry designs. Born and raised in New York City, Claudia’s work reflects the fusion of cultures and people she was surrounded by in the invigorating city environment. Inspired by the work of Louise Nevelson, not just for her installations themselves, but for her process of walking the city streets at night, finding what others had discarded to use in the making of her own vision.

 

 

Claudia Bloch's Bracelet

Claudia Bloch’s Beaded Bracelet

 

 

Claudia Bloch's Beaded Earrings

Claudia Bloch’s Beaded Earrings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With that in mind, after Claudia began her designs with the goal of women wearing her pieces, she has recently amplified that idea – to a greater vision of building intriguing installations around the jewelry. Viewers can both enjoy wearing the pieces, as well is exploring the power of the material world and its influences over their identity. Claudia resides in South Florida but travels extensively showing her work in private and public venues.

 

 

 

Meryl Lefkovich

 

Meryl is a self-taught artist/maker with a degree in art history. She has had past careers as an art consultant, gallery manager, travel consultant and interior designer, all of which, she believes, contribute to her world view in design and concept.  Her serious art career began in 1993 when she began teaching herself how to paint. She has her paintings in a number of corporate and private collections in the Boston area and around the country.

 

 

 

Meryl Lefkovitz' Bracelet

Meryl Lefkovich’s Bracelet

 

In 2011, Meryl learned how to solder and there was no looking back. Jewelry design and fabrication have become her passion. Her primary influences are flora, fauna and a fascination with Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts Movement.

 

Meryl Lefkovich's Bracelet

Meryl Lefkovich’s Bracelet

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “As an art history major, ancient cultures also impact my designs; I love the look of a slightly time-worn patina, as though a long lost piece was newly discovered. Combining raw and organic with delicate and romantic, whimsy, combinations of color and gemstones – all have a place in my designs.”  She starts with a concept; a new interpretation of the natural world, then the metal takes over and informs her how each piece should develop.

 

 

 

Meryl Lefkovich's Earrings and Pendant

Meryl Lefkovich’s Earrings and Pendant

 

Meryl says, ” the forms and essence of nature, a dewdrop on a leaf, the rustle of leaves in the wind, the twisted scroll of vines and the gnarled knots of trees…these are the moments I want to capture and reflect in my jewelry.”

 

 

Elayna Toby Singer

 

Elayna Toby Singer is drawn to materials that come from the earth and to forms transformed through encounters with the elements. She is attracted to circles. They invite her in, are windows to the beyond; simultaneously open and whole.

 

Elayna Toby Singer's Bracelet

Elayna Toby Singer’s Bracelet

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “Connecting one object to the next, both physically and visually, energy and awareness journey between root and crown. The space between reminds us to breathe. Twirling and dancing with the air around us, energy shifts, spirit awakens, transformation occurs. Presented in new contexts, each object’s intrinsic beauty is revealed. Discarded and precious materials – vintage tools, machine parts, manufacturing remnants, garden trimmings, mineral stones and beads from around the world – are combined to create one-of-a-kind artworks.”

 

Earrings by Elayna Toby Singer

Earrings by Elayna Toby Singer

 

No two Elayna Toby Singer pieces are ever the same.  Elayna Toby Singer uses only “cold connections” in creating my assemblage kinetic sculptures and jewelry. No welding or soldering for me. Instead, she uses wrapping and knotting techniques, along with swivels and metal links, to connect one object to another.

 

 

Custom Framing:

As an Artist, Let OSGS Custom Framing help you ready your work for exhibition(s). We have great rates and archival materials. Here’s a Groupon Coupon for savings (not valid with other offers, but a great way to save by itself!):

http://www.groupon.com/deals/osgs-ortiz-smykla-gallery-studio

 

 

 

Artists Needed!!!

West Palm Beach Art In Public Places is assembling a database of artists for future Calls To Artists. This is a great opportunity to have your name included in those opportunities. If you have a few moments, please email Phil Growick (info. below) your Name, Artistic Medium of Preference (i.e., Painter, Sculptor, Photographer, etc.), Email Address, Website Information, and any other contact information you would like to offer to:

Phil Growick
Art In Public Places (City of West Palm Beach) Board Member
Email: pgrowick@gmail.com

See Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla’s Painting

at the Palm Beach International Airport:

(All Artwork in the exhibit is for sale with 100% of the proceeds going to these local artists)

"Untitled" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Untitled” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

For more information about OSGS please contact:

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

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Jerry’s Artarama Offering “Wicked Excitement” Shopping Spree

Jerry’s Artarama is “The candy store for artists!” Their VIP membership is FREE and with it, you get special deals throughout the year.  But, as Halloween approaches, they are offering a treat like no other!  The Rickie Report shares the details here – deadline is October 30th at 8 pm! Winner will be announced at noon on October 31st! What better time of year to celebrate while everyone is looking for treats!

 

 

 

 

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For more information about this and other offerings at Jerry’s Artarama please visit:

 

http://www.westpalmbeach-jerrys.com/event

 

 

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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

48th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show Offers Classes, Activities, Shopping for the Whole Family

The 48th annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show is coming to the South Florida Fair & Expo East. The title is a mouthful, but there really is a lot to see and do at this show!  The Rickie Report is giving readers a preview of this not-to-be-missed event! It’s not too early to save November 22nd and 23rd on your calendars!  Use our special coupon for discount admission.

 

 

Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches

Presents

48th Annual

 

Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show

 

November 22nd   9 am – 6 pm

November 23rd   10 am – 5 pm

 

The South Florida Fairgrounds

 

Expo Center East 9067 Southern Blvd. West Palm Beach

 

 

 

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Jeff Slutsky, President of the Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches tells The Rickie Report, “We strive to provide a family oriented, culturally stimulating show each year. Proceeds from this show provide the operating budget for the Society for the following year. Our show is run totally by our member volunteers.”

 

 

 

 

Demonstrations and Classes will be Part of this Year's Show

Demonstrations and Classes will be Part of this Year’s Show

 

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The Society offers many types of educational and cultural experiences. We operate a full lapidary shop open to our members. We also offer classes in lapidary and jewelry making for adults as well as children.

 

 

Gem, Mineral and Fossil Hunters from 2013 Event

Gem, Mineral and Fossil Hunters from 2013 Event

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Huge selection from beads, pearls and gemstones world wide.

 

 

 

Monthly meetings are held at the West Palm Beach Garden Club in Dreher Park on the 3rd Thursday of each month and feature guest speakers or demonstrations that are educational as well as entertaining.

 

 

 

 

Ancient Fossils

Ancient Fossils

 

 

For more information and Membership applications please visit: www.gemandmineral.cc.

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

D’ART for ART: Attention Artists and Art Collectors!

The Lighthouse ArtCenter’s FUNdraiser, D’ART for Art is near.  This article is for artists and art collectors.  Be part of the fun, share your art and be part of the event itself by purchasing artworks you would normally not see available in this venue.  Check out the new Collector’s Evening!  At this fast-paced, exciting event, patrons enjoy an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and a delicious gourmet dinner from Little Moir’s Food Shack and leave with a fabulous work of art, all for the price of a ticket! The Lighthouse ArtCenter is filled with exceptional artwork, jewelry and more, donated by local and national artists. Drink, dine and when your name is called, “dart” to an outstanding piece of art to take home as the ultimate party favor! Key Private Bank is sponsoring the Artists’ Appreciation Party and Collectors’ Preview on November 1st.  Donating artists attend free; a limited number of Collectors’ tickets are available for purchase.  The Rickie Report shares the details. Act fast so you’re not shut out!

 

 

 

 

 

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8th Annual D’ART for ART

 

 

COLLECTOR’S PARTY/Artist Appreciation:  

November 1st

D’ART:   November 8, 2014


373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, FL

 

561-746- 3101

 

www.lighthousearts.org

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

Lauderdale by the Sea 16th Annual Fall Craft Festival Returns for Pinktober

The popular 16th Annual Lauderdale by the Sea Fall Craft Festival Returns October 25th & 26th offering original handmade crafts, affordable gift items and live music. An important addition to all Howard Alan Events during the month of October include breast health-inspired artwork. Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavors will partner with the world-renowned Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. Many of the artists and crafters will be featuring “Pinktober” themed items in an effort to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Research through their artwork and wearing pink to draw additional attention to the fight against breast cancer. The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

16th Annual

Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival

 Saturday, October 25

  &

Sunday, October 26

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

A1A and Commerical Boulevard in Downtown Lauderdale by the Sea

Navigational Address:  4400 North Ocean Drive, Lauderdale By Sea, FL 33308

To Support the Arts, the Local Community and the Moffitt Cancer Center

 Free and open to the public

 

 

 

The popular Fall Craft Festival returns to Lauderdale by the Sea October 25 – 26, 2014. This two-day juried event will take place in its original location in downtown, just a short distance from the beach, along A1A and Commercial Boulevard. It is hosted by the Lauderdale by the Sea Chamber of Commerce and produced by American Craft Endeavors. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

 

The show will showcase the work of the finest artists and crafters and feature a wide variety of original and affordable handmade crafts as well as unique gift items, appealing to all tastes and budgets. Many of the artists will showcase breast cancer inspired artwork in an effort to raise awareness and wear pink in a show of solidarity.
This year, Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavors will partner with the world-renowned Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. This not-for-profit hospital and cancer research facility has made a lasting commitment to the prevention and cure of cancer, working tirelessly in the areas of patient care, research and education to advance the fight against this disease. Proceeds from the sale of breast cancer awareness artwork will be donated to Moffitt.

 

 

 

Necklace by Kathy and Loren Bell

Necklace by Kathy and Loren Bell

 

 

Kathy and Loren Bell own Jewels in the Sea, located in Hobe Sound, Florida. They work together to create unusual one of a kind pieces of seaglass jewelry. ” We travel worldwide to find unusual glass from Kauai, Hawaii to the West to Savonna, Italy in the East. After finding nice seaglass, we have to figure out the best way to search for it whether it is scratching with plastic scratchers, wading in the water or sifting through pebbles on the ​beach”.

 

 

 

Seaglass

Seaglass

 

 

 

INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE:

 

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts – Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 100 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival

Vast array of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused wax & glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass
Proceeds from the sale of breast cancer awareness artwork will be donated to Moffitt Cancer Center.  Partial proceeds to benefit the Lauderdale by the Sea Chamber of Commerce. 

 

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California White Seaglass with pearls made by Jewels of the Sea

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

 

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

 

 

 

For additional information on the16th Annual Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

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School of Creative Arts at Delray Beach Center for the Arts Offers Classes and Workshops for All Ages

Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season, Delray Beach Center for the Arts offers “a total arts experience™” through events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities. The School of Creative Arts at Delray Beach Center for the Arts offers a variety of art, photography and writing classes and workshops as well as fun classes for kids! It is located in the heart of downtown Delray Beach. The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges you to register now!

 

 

 

 

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Fall Term 2 classes begin the week of October 27th and run through the week of December 15th, so it’s not too late to register!

 

 

51 N. Swinton Avenue

Delray Beach, FL

 

 

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Drawing Class at Delray Beach Center for the Arts

 

 

The School of Creative Arts at Delray Beach Center for the Arts offers a variety of art, photography and writing classes and workshops as well as fun classes for kids! Whether you’re a beginner or more advanced, we have classes to meet your needs and skill level. The School is located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre building on the campus of Delray Beach Center for the Arts, 51 N. Swinton Avenue in the heart of downtown Delray Beach.

Fall Term 2 classes begin the week of October 27th and run through the week of December 15th, so it’s not too late to register!

To download our Fall 2014/Winter 2015 Brochure:

http://delraycenterforthearts.org/images/PDF_Files/Fall2014-Winter2015_ClassBroch_web.pdf

 

 

To view classes/workshops on our website and access registration:

http://delraycenterforthearts.org/index.php/learn/learning

 

Our staff will be more than happy to answer your questions about classes and instructors. You can reach them at 561-243-7922, ext. 317 (Ann) or 478 (Sharon) or via email at education@delrayarts.org.

 

 

 

Mixed Media Collage Class at Delray Beach Center for the Arts

Mixed Media Collage Class at Delray Beach Center for the Arts

 

There are several registration options: online via DelrayArts.org (there is NO internet fee), by phone at the number above, or in person. If you’re a member of Delray Beach Center for the Arts, you get a $15 class discount.

 

 

Why wait? Now is the perfect time to try your hand at an art project, put that camera to use, start that story or memoir, or give your kids a creative outlet. Let us help!

 

Photography Exhibit at Delray Beach Center for the Arts

Photography Exhibit at Delray Beach Center for the Arts

 

 

Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season, Delray Beach Center for the Arts offers “a total arts experience™” through events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities. The historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Museum of Art (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Vintage Gymnasium (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The School of Creative Arts (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography and writing classes and workshops. The Center also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events.

 

 

 

Crest Theater

Crest Theater

 

 

For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals,

call 561-243-7922 or visit DelrayArts.org.

 

 

 

 

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