8th Annual Juried Art Exhibit, “Loxahatchee Visions” Is Open To The Public, Including Other Family Activities

The 8th Annual Juried Art Contest – “Loxahatchee Visions” is available for everyone to enjoy!  Sixteen local artists created 25 Everglades-themed works of art that are now on display and available for sale at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. The exhibit will remain on display in the Visitor Center theater until mid-January. Judge Deborah LaFogg-Docherty had difficulty choosing and you will see why!  In addition, there are family activities planned during the holiday break at the Refuge, including Binocular Bootcamp, and the Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, December 30th (one of the oldest in North America).  This is the perfect time to bring others to experience the real Florida!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Citizen scientists, citizen artists…all good for our world.

 

 

 

“Lily Pads” by Martin Fitzgerald

 

 

Friends of the Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

 

ANNOUNCE:

8th Annual Juried Art Show

“Loxahatchee Visions”

 

 

The Public Is Invited To:

 

View  The  Exhibit

At Visitors Center Auditorium

 

 

The Visitor Center is open 9 AM – 4 PM daily

10216 Lee Road Boynton Beach, FL 33473

Main entrance is 2 miles south of Boynton Beach Boulevard, west off US 441/SR7

For information about the Refuge, visit www.loxahatcheefriends.com or call the Visitor Center at 561-734-8303. The Refuge is located at 10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach, off U.S. 441 between Atlantic Avenue and Boynton Beach Boulevard. Entry fee $5/vehicle.

 

 

 

8th Annual Juried Art Contest – Loxahatchee Visions

 

 

Sixteen local artists created 25 Everglades-themed works of art that are now on display and available for sale at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. The exhibit will remain on display in the Visitor Center theater until mid-January. Judge Deborah LaFogg-Docherty went through the difficult process of selecting the winners:

 

 

1st Place – Tykie Ganz  “Foxy Lady”

2nd Place – Lorrie B. Turner – “Loxahatchee” – Plein Air painting

3rd Place – Holly Rutchey – “Hidden Glades” – tricolored heron

Honorable Mention – Lene Hougaard – “Cypress Trees”

Honorable Mention – Joanne Baker MacLeod – “Loxahatchee Forest” – Raccoons

Honorable Mention – Patricia Maguire – “Morning on the Marsh Trail” – Plein Air painting

 

1st Place – Tykie Ganz  “Foxy Lady” (Photo courtesy of Ruth Weiss)

 

 

Patricia Maguire – “Morning on the Marsh Trail” – Plein Air painting

 

1st Place (Youth) – Nicholas Vogel – “Clouds Are Flying”

2nd Place (Youth) – Madison Andrews – “In Our Midst” – Bobcat 

3rd Place (Youth) – Matthew Vogel – “I See You” – Raccoon

 

Holly Rutchey, “A Hawk’s View”

 

 

CraigWatts  “Mallard Melody”

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Bird Count for Kids

Saturday, December 30th

 

9 am – Noon

 

 

 

Registration is requested but not required.

For more information or to register, please contact
Veronica Kelly at 561/735-6020 or by email at Veronica_Kelly@fws.gov.

 

 

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is excited to announce our first ever Christmas Bird Count for Kids which will be held on Saturday, December 30th, 2017 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. The Christmas Bird Count, which began over 100 years ago, is one of the oldest wildlife surveys in not only North America, but the world. Kids and families around Palm Beach County will have a chance to become citizen scientists by taking part in this old tradition with a new twist, the Christmas Bird Count for Kids.

 

A binocular boot camp will kick-off the event in the visitor center auditorium, after which kids will divide into teams and head out into the field with volunteer experts to count and record the species of birds they locate. You may bring your own binoculars or borrow some from the refuge. Teams will meet back at the visitor center after the count for snacks and to tally their results.

This event is designed as a way for families to have fun outdoors and learn more about local birds. Kids of all birding abilities are encouraged to participate. Participants should come dressed for spending time outdoors. Children must be accompanied by their parents.

 

Help Us Grow!

Tell your friends about this hidden treasure! How many of them know we have a piece of the Everglades right here in Palm Beach County? Bring them out, and encourage them to join the Friends. Better yet, give them a gift membership!

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Elinor Williams
Friends of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
www.loxahatcheefriends.com
www.facebook.com/loxahatcheefriends

“There are no other Everglades in the world.” ~Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Celebrate with us, The Friends of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, 1982-2017

 

 

 

 

The refuge is located off U.S. 441/SR 7, two miles south of SR 804 (Boynton Beach Blvd.) and three miles north of SR 806 (Delray Beach’s Atlantic Avenue). The refuge is currently open from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days a week. Refuge hours change seasonally and are posted at each entrance. The Visitor Center hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., seven days a week. An entrance fee of $5.00 per vehicle or $1.00 per pedestrian or bicyclist is charged. A variety of annual passes, including a $12.00 refuge specific annual pass, are available.

Please visit the refuge website at https://www.fws.gov/refuge/arm_loxahatchee/ and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ARMLoxahatcheeNWR.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and
enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American
people. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.

 

 

 

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Continuum WPB Arts Announces Prime Location At City Place And 70 Participating Artists

CONTINUUM WPB Arts’s mission is to collaborate different artistic disciplines while enhancing the community.  The curators, Anthony Burks Sr., Trina Slade Burks and Craig McInnis are pleased to announce that over 70 visual artists will have their work displayed in the former Restoration Hardware site in City Place.  In addition to 2D and 3 D artworks, the public is invited to attend a myriad of activities from January 18-27, 2018.  The Rickie Report applauds Continuum and its partnership with Art Synergy for its 5th Year!  We’re pleased to be a supporting sponsor.

 

 

701 S Rosemary Ave. Suite 112

West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

Events Take Place:

January 18 – 27, 2018

 

 

 

This event will be located Downtown West Palm Beach produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC in Partnership with ArtSynergy Inc.

Artist Awards for 2018
CONTINUUM WPB Arts is proud to bestow a variety of awards for visual arts each year that help foster unique and individual artistic growth within our South Florida community. For the last three years, CONTINUUM has awarded over $6500 in cash prizes thanks to the contributions of our Palm Beach County businesses and arts community.

In 2018, our goal is to award close to $3000 in prizes. 2017 welcomed the Young Masters of CONTINUUM program which awarded young artists in Palm Beach County’ fiscal and professional opportunities for their future.

 

Artists 2018

This is by far the largest roster of South Florida artists to ever be exhibited in our art fair. We are excited because it is our 5th annual event and this is a great representation of what CONTINUUM WPB Arts is all about. 70 artists from Brevard- Miami have been juried in for the 2018 showcase. Welcome to the CONTINUUM family.

 

 

 

Adriana Ficarelli
Adriano Ficarelli
Agata Ren
Amanda Valdes
Andrew Hollimon
Andy Denton
Ann Friedlander
Anthony Burks Sr.
Baker Joseph
Barbara Redondo
Barry Seidman
Bonnie Bruner
Candace Day
Caren Hackman
Chad Periman
Chad Steve
Craig McInnis
Dena Lyons
Diane Lublinski
Edrian Thomidis
Eduardo Mendieta
Gary Kroman
Greg Beebe
Hazel Griffiths
Hegina Rodrigues
Helen Kagan
Henriett Michel
Ilene Gruber Adams
Irene Jalowayski
Jacqueline Medeiros
James Rabidoux
Jason Pfeiffer
Jen Fisher
Jerome Glickman
Joel Cohen
John Frazee
Julie Orsini Shakher
Kris Davis
Leo Arbeznik
Lisa Johnson
Louise Noakes
Luis Valle
Lynn Doyal
Maria Tritico
Marilyn Walter
Mark Allen
Mark Cohen
Mimi McCallum
Nancy Pallowick
Natalya Laskis
Orlando Chiang
Paola Gracey
Patricia Maguire
Peggie “Batia” Lowenberg
Renata Rodrigues
Robin Wolfenden
Ruth Sharton
Sami Makela
Sandi Pfeifer
Sarah Elizabeth Davis
Shakeera Thomas
Spence Townsend
Susan Oakes
Suzanne Barton
Svetlana Nogina
Teresa Frazee
Tony Curry
Tracy Guiteau
Zachary Knudson

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/continuumwpb/

 

 

 

 

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“Celebrate: Art Of The Bahamas” At The Elliott Museum In First Time Collaboration With National Art Gallery Of The Bahamas

The Elliott Museum and The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas celebrate their premiere collaboration with a compelling exhibit.  The Public is invited to the Opening Reception on Thursday, December 14th.  View paintings dating from the 1800’s to the present, including work by South Florida artists who captured the beauty of The Bahamas.  Curated by Annie Potts and Osvaldo Monzon, the Exhibit runs through February 25th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Celebrate: Art of The Bahamas! Group tours are available.

 

 

825 NE Ocean Boulevard   Stuart, FL 34996
772-225-1961   www.elliottmuseum.org

 

 

 

Celebrate: Art of The Bahamas

at the

Elliott Museum

 

 

Opening Reception:

Thursday, December 14, 2017

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Reception Admission: $5 per person
Refreshments will be served; Cash bar available

 

 Please RSVP at 772-225-1961 or email RSVP@elliottmuseum.org

 

Exhibit is available December 15, 2017 – February 25, 2018

 

 

“Going to Windward” – Oil on canvas by Howard Schafer

 

 

You’ll see paintings dating from the late 1800s to the present, with an emphasis on art created by Bahamians after 1960s. You’ll also see work by South Florida artists who painted the Islands, including Howard Schafer, Jerry Rose, and Stephen Scott Young.

The exhibition is in collaboration with The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, The Dawn Davies Collection, and the D’Aguilar Foundation. The event is sponsored by Jean Schafer Cox, Lucy Hoop, Valentines Residences Resort & Marina, and others.

 

Groups of 10 or more who plan to visit Celebrate: Art of The Bahamas should contact Al Simbritz: asimbritz@elliottmuseum.org.

 

 

“The Market Wharf” – Oil on canvas by Edison Godfrey Rolle ca. 1961.

Painting courtesy of The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas.

 

 

 

The Elliott Museum is located at 825 NE Ocean Boulevard on Hutchinson Island in Stuart, and is open daily from 10 am-5 pm (closed Christmas Day). The Bahamas art exhibition is included with regular admission: $14 per person for adults; $12 for seniors over 65, $6 for children 6-12 years; children under 6 and Museum Members are free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this event, classes, exhibits, workshops or membership:

The Elliott Museum is located at 825 NE Ocean Boulevard in Stuart, FL

772-225-1961

www.ElliottMuseum.org

Facebook: https://facebook.com/elliottmuseum

 

 

 

 

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Public Invited To Preview Exhibition Of 2nd Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour On December 20th. Free 2 Day Tour Is January 20 – 21

The Preview Exhibition for the 2nd Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour opens at the Marker 23 Gallery with an Opening Gala Reception on December 20th. The Exhibition continues through January 2nd.  The public is invited to view art creations by over 40 participating artists. Plan your tour of their Studios located throughout the Martin County area on January 20th and 21st. Free Tour maps and Tour Guides are available at the Marker 23 Gallery, Arts Council of Martin County, Fish House Art Center, Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor, Stuart Art & Supply or download our free MCOST App.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Kudos to the Martin Artisans Guild! Artists supporting artists and bringing the public to see how it is created!

 

 

ANNOUNCES:

 

2018 Martin County Opening Gala

December 20th 2017

 6 – 9 PM

at

Marker 23 Gallery

4745 De Soto Avenue     Port Salerno, FL (Stuart)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet A Few Of The Participating Artists Now:

For more information:

mcopenstudiotour@gmail.com

 

GET YOUR FREE APP:

mcost.org

 

 

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Specialty Classes At McMow Are Now Open For Registration!

Today is McMow Art Glass‘ HOLIDAY SALE & Party and The Rickie Report shares the new class and workshop schedule! Just in time for 20% discounts!  Specialty classes from fusing (all levels), Mixed Media Fusaics, Stained Glass Sailboat, Jewelry and Etching Techniques, Go with the Flow, Pattern Bar Casting, Lead Came, Mastering Murrine, Comprehensive Cutting,Glass bud vases, a Wardell Master Class of Glass Tattoo Stencils and Tattoo Goo Tricks, plus Alice Benvie Gebhart’s NEVER BEFORE AVAILABLE workshop, “Landscape Diptych”!   Here are the details.  Get out your calendars and sign up now!

 

 

701 North Dixie Highway   Lake Worth, Florida 33460
P: 561-585-9011 F: 561-586-2292
 www.mcmow.com

 

 

JAN/FEB/MAR 2018 SPECIALTY CLASSES

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS OUR NEW (never-before taught) CLASSES!


 

ALICE BENVIE GEBHART – Our Winter Visiting Master Artist: LANDSCAPE DIPTYCH


BOILED GLASS PLATE


THE WARDELL MASTER CLASS


ADVANCED GLASS PAINTING TECHNIQUES


FUSED GLASS BUD VASES


STAINED GLASS MOSAIC MANDALA


 

 

JANUARY:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday January 10th INTRODUCTION TO FUSING 6:00-8:00pm $75.00 *Beginner Level*
In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included

 

Saturday January 13th PRIVATE CLASS -Stained Glass Mobiles w/ Patti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday January 17th FUNKY FUSAICS w/ Taylor Part One 6:30-8:30pm $150.00 *Beginner Level* 
Create funky fused mosaic designs in this mixed media class! Learn the art of fusing and mosaics while creating a one-of-a-kind piece of art. The class will work together to design unique compositions which will then be fused together using fusible frits and powders as our grout. This unique concept will get you excited about all the possibilities the glass arts have to offer! Includes all materials and kiln firings. 
Image pictured above created by individual artist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday January 20th STAINED GLASS SAILBOATS w/Faith 9am-12pm $45.00 *Beginner Level*
A fast and easy way to learn the art of stained glass! Learn to create 3-piece stained glass sailboats in just ONE DAY!

 

Wednesday January 24th FUNKY FUSAICS w/ Taylor Part Two 6:30-8:30pm $150.00 *Beginner Level*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW Saturday January 27th BOILED GLASS PLATE with Phil 9am-12pm $125 *Cutting Skills Required*
Boiling glass or boiled glass is a high fire process that is accomplished inside a kiln. Klaus Moje made this technique famous and now you can learn it right here at McMow Art Glass. Master fuser Phil Materio has been practicing this technique for 30 years now and is excited to share it with you! This class includes materials and two kiln firings.

FEBRUARY:


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday February 3rd OPEN FUSING WORKSHOP 10am-2pm $45.00 *Fusing Experience REQUIRED*
Create a STUNNING fused glass project of your choice! Come in with your idea, and Patti or Phil will help you make your dream project a reality. They will help you determine design, materials, and kiln firings – which you can pay for separately. Experience is required – both beginning fusing knowledge and cutting experience is required. This is also a GREAT way to meet other fusing fanatics!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 7th DICHROIC JEWELRY & ETCHING TECHNIQUES 6:00-8:00pm $65.00 *Beginner Level* The perfect gift making class just in time for Valentine’s Day! 
In this 3 hour course students will learn a multitude of jewelry design techniques that can be achieved using dichroic glass. The instructor will demonstrate techniques such as reverse etching, using a dremmel tool, and decal application. A variety of methods for making your fused dichroic pieces wearable will be covered as well. Students will create two pendants. All materials are included. Introductory level fusing knowledge is required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back by Popular Demand: Saturday February 10th GO WITH THE FLOW 9am-3pm $300.00 *Experience Required*
In this two-part Master Class students will learn the process of using heat, gravity, and beautiful Bullseye Glass to create a dimensional piece of kiln-formed art. Learn the following: The basics of how glass moves • The fundamental tools and materials necessary to harness flow within a body of glass • How to fire sheet glass arranged within an assembled mold that includes a ramp or incline to achieve flow within a finished piece. All materials and kiln-firing are included

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW Wednesday February 14th FUSED GLASS BUD VASES 6-9pm $45.00 *Experience Required*
Bring a date! Includes chocolates and a glass of red or white wine!
The perfect gift-making class for any level glass artisan! You will create a one-of-a-kind Bud vase which can be hung on your wall to showcase beautiful flowers – this class includes all materials and firings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIME TO GO NEXT LEVEL!!!!

NEW Saturday February 17th THE WARDELL MASTER CLASS:
9am-3pm $150.00 *Beginner Level* Includes your oval mold and Tattoo Stencil Kit
Randy & Carole have spent the last year developing an ingenious new fusing design technique called Glass Tattoo Stencils that enables fusers to quickly and easily add intricate designs to their fused glass work. This technique uses custom designed, 1/8” thick, clear plastic stencils and a creamy thick gel product called Glass Tattoo Goo along with glass powders to decorate the surface of the glass using an ever-expanding range of stencil designs. This class will begin with a demonstration of how the Glass Tattoo Stencil system works then show how you can expand your decorative glass techniques using the Glass Tattoo Goo to create wet-stringers and noodles, texture smears, wet-on-wet blending, stick lighting, cold combing, plus so much more. Then each student will have an opportunity to create two 9” x 12” oval serving trays. You’ll start by choosing 2 different Glass Tattoo Stencil designs then create a separate glass oval with each of those designs. Then you will be set free to explore the creative power of the Tattoo Goo to enhance your stencil designs to make them true one-of-a-kind art pieces.

Package includes:
Sufficient fusing glass and Tattoo Goo Colors to make two – 9” x 12” design oval panels.
Use of all necessary tools and our workshop facility
The fee will includes 2 kiln firings, one to fuse the design ovals plus a second firing to shape the ovals into a serving tray.

Biography: Randy & Carole Wardell
Randy and Carole have been in the art glass industry for more than 35 years and their teaching style holds nothing back. This class is full of professional tips, tricks, shortcuts, design philosophy and so much more. Come prepared to ask any question you have about fusing then get ready for an insightful and all-inclusive answer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday February 21st INTRODUCTION TO FUSING 6:00-8:00pm $75.00 *Beginner Level* 
In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included

 

THIS IS SO EXCITING – SPACE IS LIMITED!

NEW ALICE BENVIE GEBHART

– Our Winter Visiting Master Artist


LANDSCAPE DIPTYCH 

 

 

February 22,23,24,25, 2018

“I work at translating and elevating the average, day-to-day experience into an enthusiastic and energetic celebration.   I am captivated when finding appealing combinations of elements in the everyday scene and experiences then use these memories in my creations .  
Being born into an artistic family, my father and grandfather were practicing artists, I continue the family legacy with glass. Glass is the media that reveals this natural vibrancy of mind and spirit to its utmost.  I enjoy the technique of using glass to create something that is both abstract and literal. “

Alice Benvie-Gebhart earned her bachelor and master’s degrees in art education with concentrations in painting and printmaking. She worked as a teacher and painter for many years before discovering fused glass. She now works exclusively in kiln-fired glass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW THURSDAY FEBRUARY 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd 6-8pm –ADVANCED GLASS PAINTING TECHNIQUES – $375 – includes all materials and firings

Space is limited & Beginner Painting is a Pre-Requisite
The Master Class in painting technique you have been waiting for! Learn from McMow Master Jordan Day on advanced shading and coloring techniques. This class will focus on detail and dimension. Students will also learn how to apply this new knowledge to stained, fused and mosaic art glass. All materials and kiln firings included.

 

MARCH:

 

 

Saturday March 3rd STAINED GLASS MOSAICS: THE FACE-TAPING METHOD w/Debbie 9am-3pm $150.00 *Beginner Level* 

This class is an introduction to mosaics using the face taping method. We will spend the day together exploring design techniques, and learning about Andamento and other mosaic-making techniques, all while creating your own original piece of art. We will be using the face taping method which allows for more versatility and a cleaner application. This workshop is open to beginner and intermediate levels.

Debbie Davis is a mosaic artist from North Palm Beach, Florida. She was an emerging artist at Artigas 2017. She has trained with several well-known mosaic artists, but is mostly self-taught, drawing from the inspiration of Antoni Gaudi, and other great mosaic artists of the past. Through her art, Debbie would like to inspire others to express passion, love and creativity in all they do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday March 7th COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE 6-9pm $85.00 *Intermediate Level* 
In this three hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the do’s & don’ts of cutting glass. The class will end with a brief overview of a helpful cutting tool, The Morton System. This class is perfect for students who have taken an entry level fusing, mosaic, or stained glass class and are looking to improve or brush up on cutting skills. After taking this course, students should be comfortable enough with cutting to start working on pieces on their own. A 15% discount will be offered on cutting tools!

 

 

Wednesday March 14th INTRODUCTION TO FUSING 6:00-8:00pm $95.00 *Beginner Level* 
In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW Saturday March 17th and March 24th STAINED GLASS MOSAIC MANDALA w/ Master Debbie Davis 9am-3pm $150.00 *Intermediate Level*
In this two-day workshop artist Debbie Davis will guide you through an inspirational process to discover your own unique mosaic mandala – a colorful, kaleidoscopic, that reflects your own personal style and inspirations. Various exercises will help students to stretch their creative potential and run with their inspirations as they explore pattern, color, and design. Debbie will present and demonstrate various mosaic-making techniques, including the face taping method which allows for more versatility and a cleaner application.  This class is for students with some experience cutting glass or making mosaics.

Debbie Davis is a mosaic artist from North Palm Beach, Florida. She was an emerging artist at Artigas 2017. She has trained with several well-known mosaic artists, but is mostly self-taught, drawing from the inspiration of Antoni Gaudi, and other great mosaic artists of the past. Through her art, Debbie would like to inspire others to express passion, love and creativity in all they do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday March 21st PATTERN BAR CASTING w/ Phil Part One 6:00-9:00pm $150.00 *Intermediate Level* 
Learn how to construct and cast pattern bars in this two part class. Specific firing schedules and formulas will be discussed. Students will choose from a variety of Bullseye glass to use when creating a rectangular shaped cast piece. This is an advanced level fusing class; introductory kiln forming knowledge and cutting experience are required. All materials are included. If desired, Pieces may be slumped for an additional & Discounted fee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday March 24th LEAD CAME 9am-3pm $150.00 *Experience Required*
If you are an intermediate student looking to take your work larger OR create professional looking panels, then this class is for you! With more than 30 years of experience, Jurgen will walk you through this ancient process step-by-step. Glass and came is supplied, but you will need to bring your stained glass tools. Leave the class knowing the techniques of Old World Masters and with your very own leaded panel. This is an intermediate level stained glass class; students must be proficient in cutting & soldering techniques. Additional tools may need to be purchased.

Wednesday March 28th PATTERN BAR CASTING w/ Phil Part Two 6:00-9:00pm *Intermediate Level*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back by Popular Demand: MASTERING MURRINE w/ Phil & Patti $575 
 Space is Limited & Fusing Knowledge is encouraged – This is a 3-part class!
Friday March 30th 6-9pm, Saturday March 31st 9am – 3pm, Sunday April 1st from 9am – 1pm
Class Registration: $575
This 3-part course includes daily coffee & snacks, all materials & kiln firings

Murrina (plural murrine) – colored patterns or images made in a glass cane (long rods of glass) that are revealed when cut in cross-sections. The term murrina, derives from Murrino, the name given in 1878 by Vincenzo Zanetti, a Muranese priest and historian, who founded the Murano Glass Museum in 1861 with the intent to restore the lustre of Muranese glassmaking and relaunch the industry that was going through a deep crisis. The crisis was the Bad News. THE GOOD NEWS?? You don’t have to go back in time or travel to the Island of Murano to learn how to make these beautiful murrine. Learn how to prepare the glass, pull the murrine canes, slice the rods to reveal amazing designs, and create your own functional piece of art glass. This is a 3-part intensive and fusing knowledge is strongly recommended. Class size is limited so be sure to sign up soon NOW!

About Phil Materio: For more than 40 Years Phil has practiced and educated in the finest fused glass techniques. Learning from the original founders of Bullseye Glass, Phil has taught at glass art education centers across Florida as well shows his fused glass art collections throughout Florida.
Phil will be joined by special artists and famed McMow educator, Patti Gibbons!
Buckle up – this fast-paced class will blow your mind!

 

 

 

 

For more information:

 

 

701 North Dixie Highway   Lake Worth, Florida 33460
P: 561-585-9011 F: 561-586-2292
 www.mcmow.com

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Whitespace Announces Holiday Boutique And The Premiere Of Cocktails & Conversation With Dr. Wilma Bulkin Siegel

Whitespace, The Mordes Collection announces its Holiday Season Boutique and kicks off “Cocktails & Culture” featuring renown artist and author Dr. Wilma Bulkin Siegel on December 15th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Make your reservations now for Dr. Siegel, physician, artist, renaissance woman!

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

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Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor Announces Grand Opening December 14th In Stuart

Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor announces its Grand Opening Reception on Thursday, December 14th.  The Public Reception is sponsored by Stuart Magazine. This is a trifecta event, showcasing Chris Kling‘s award wining original artwork and studio space, Bill Kling‘s wine boutique, plus Billy and Amanda Kling‘s custom furniture and decor.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.   The corner of Kindred and Colorado in Stuart will be bustling!  There is something for everyone in this blending of generations and talent!

 

 

 

 

Kling Gallery, LLC

723 Colorado Ave,  Stuart, FL 34994

772-678-6949    www.klinggallerystuart.com

 

 

 

 

Original Paintings

Napa- Style Tasting Room

Custom Furniture 

Home Decor

 

 

INVITES   YOU   TO   THE   GRAND   OPENING!

 

 

Award winning portrait by Chris Kling

 

 

Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor is a new family business opening in Colorado Plaza on the corner of Kindred and Colorado Ave. in Stuart, FL. As soon as you walk in you will see original artwork and a Napa-style tasting room where you are invited to sample outstanding boutique wines from around the world, selected by Bill Kling, who will share his passion for wine and stories of his extensive travels too, if asked! There will be bottles of wine and wine oriented products available for you to take home.

Wine Boutique and Tasting Area

 

As you walk, with your glass of wine, through the Gallery, you will see oil paintings, for your home or business, by Chris Kling, a professional award-winning artist for 39 years. She has a gorgeous working studio in the back of the Gallery flooded with North light from a bank of large picture windows looking out on a creek. Also along the back is a Multi-Purpose room where Workshops will be held.

 

Handmade furniture and Decorative Items for the Home and Office

 

As you continue to wander around you will also see custom furniture crafted by Billy Kling, son of Chris and Bill, and unique and charming décor brought to you by his lovely wife, Amanda Kling, Director of Kling Gallery. Keep your eye out for the workshops to be announced monthly – portraiture and plein air workshops with Chris and crafts with Amanda. There is something for everyone in this blending of generations and talent!

 

“Morning Bike Ride” by Chris Kling

 

For more information about this event, classes, workshops or schedule:

Kling Gallery, LLC
723 Colorado Ave.  Stuart, FL 34994
772-678-6949   www.klinggallerystuart.com

 

 

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Wellington Art Society City Hall/ Community Center Art Show Open For Applications. Not A Member Yet? Join Now!

The Wellington Art Society has opened applications for the upcoming Wellington Art Society City Hall/Community Center Art Show.  If you are not a member of this extraordinary artist networking organization, this is the perfect time to gift yourself or someone else!  Raising monies for student art scholarships, sharing their artistry with the general community, volunteering at local hospitals, and providing art services is their mission.   The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to take this opportunity to show and see your work! Members of WAS have No Application Fee! DUE: December 29th. 

 

 

 

 

DETAILS:

 

Agreement and Release Form Exhibit will be from: 1/16/18 to approx.: 4/10/2018 Drop off date & time 1/16/2018 3:00 PM to 4 PM

This exhibition agreement is made by and between the City of Wellington, The Wellington Art Society, and the undersigned artist for the following artwork and conditions:

  1. Application to this program is limited to current, active Wellington Art Society members only.
  2. Artists’ work will be on display at the designated Wellington facility for a period of approximately three months.
  3. The WAS Selection Committee and the City of Wellington will approve all art that will be displayed.Nudes, political, or religious themed art will not be accepted.
  4. Artwork must have a minimum size of 9×12 overall, smaller work, especially series work, is now being considered. Large artwork is encouraged, due to generous wall space. Walls range from 3’ wide to 12’ wide. Two similar paintings could be considered for one space.
  5. 2D artwork must be ready for hanging with the correct hardware and coated wiring. Please no glass in the framing. All artwork must be clearly labeled on the back with the artist’s name, title of the art, medium, dimensions, and price.
  6. 3D artwork submitted will be displayed on the City of Wellington’s pedestals, which have a 16” square surface area, and are 48″ high. 3D artwork submitted for consideration must have the dimensions clearly stated.
  7. The Wellington Art Society, the City of Wellington, and/or its employees and/or its volunteers are not liable for any damaged or stolen property. The artist must provide his/her own liability insurance for artwork delivered for this project
  8. Artwork is left on a voluntary basis, with no promise of compensation.
  9. WAS will provide a title card for each piece of art, which will state: the title of the art, size, medium, artist name, price and WAS contact phone number. Artwork may be available for sale. Inquiries about purchases will go to the Wellington Art Society and the artist will negotiate the final sale. The artist agrees that 20% commission on any sale will be paid to the WAS by the artist. If a piece of art is sold before the show rotation period ends, the Artist will coordinate with Wellington and WAS’s Committee Chair to replace it with an approved comparable piece before removing it and delivering to the buyer, or leave it until after the show.

Up to 4 pieces of art may be submitted for consideration. Please fill out an Agreement Form for each piece, and attach a photo of your work to the completed form. If art is framed, submit a photo of framed work as well. On the back of each photo list: Artist’s name, title of work, medium, dimensions including frame, and price.

Please make a copy of your completed agreement and retain for your records.

Date: _____________

Artist’s Name: ________________________________________Email: _______________________________ Website:_______________________________Address:____________________________________________

Phone:______-_____________ Signature of artist:_________________________________________________

Title: ______________________________Price: ____________ Medium:____________Dimension:_______

QUESTIONS: Call or Text Susan Mosely (561) 255-9112, or Email Toni Willey at wellingtionartsociety@gmail.com

 

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

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Center 2nd Biennial “Artists Of Art Salon” Exhibition Opening Reception December 15th And Artist Lecture January 6

The Armory Art Center brings so many opportunities not only to artists, but to art lovers.  The monthly Art Salons led by Elle Schorr allow all of us to meet and better understand the creative process with international, nationally and locally based artists.  Celebrate the  2nd Biennial “Artists of Art Salon” Exhibition, featuring “Influential South Florida Artists”. The show exhibits the work of 57 artists who had spoken at Art Salons since their inception in 2015!  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, December 15th and a Closing Reception on January 6th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and suggest you give yourself a treat during this hectic time. Stop and look at the art…hear the creators…share the wonder!

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

 

2nd Biennial “Artists of Art Salon” Exhibition:

“Influential South Florida Artists”

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, December 15, 2017 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm

*Members free, $5 for non-members

Closing Reception and Artist Talks:

Saturday, January 6, 2018 |4:00 – 6:00 pm

* No admission fee

Armory Art Center Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

* Exhibitions are open to the public

Art Salons continue to meet in the Armory Art Center Library on Tuesday nights, usually the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, from October through May. Salons are open to anyone who would like to participate in these lively discussions. There is a $10 donation for each salon.

Duane Brant Red Cube Crockery Installation

 

 

 

From now through January 6, 2018, the Armory will host the 2nd Biennial of “Artists of Art Salon” curated by Elle Schorr, founder and organizer of Art Salons at the Armory. This exhibition features trends and ideas in contemporary art as seen through the eyes of some of South Florida’s most influential artists, all of whom have given presentations at Elle Schorr’s Art Salons at the Armory Art Center over the past two years. The works, created by twenty-one locally, nationally, and internationally recognized artists will fill the Armory’s Montgomery Hall. Paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, fiber works, mixed media, videos, and installations will be included in the exhibition to address a wide range of social, cultural, and aesthetic concerns.

 

 

Sri Prabha “The Light That Brings Hope”, detail

 

 

Art Salons at the Armory have been contributing to the understanding of contemporary art practices in South Florida since April, 2012. Presentations have been given by artists about their own work, about the work of well-known artists who influenced them, and about professional artist development. The first Artists of Art Salon exhibition was in 2015 at the Armory. The show exhibited the work of fifty-seven artists who had spoken at Art Salons.

 

Kerry Phillips “Table & Yarn”

 

 

Elle Schorr said, “I am thrilled to be curating a 2nd exhibition of artists who have spoken at Art Salons. They have collectively become a “Who’s Who” of influential contemporary artists in South Florida. Many are on the faculties at South Florida universities, colleges, and high schools. Many are winners of the prestigious South Florida Cultural Consortium Awards and have exhibited locally, often nationally, and internationally. The work they show to be representative of trends in contemporary conceptual practice, including work using a wide array of materials, techniques, and technologies.”

 

Elle Schorr “Regatta in Boho”

 

 

List of Exhibiting Artists by County

 

PALM BEACH COUNTY

 

Amy Broderick – Drawing and Photography
amysbroderick@gmail.com
http://www.amybroderick.com/

Nazare Feliciano – Ceramics
http://nazarefeliciano.com  felicianonazare@gmail.com
nazarefeliciano.com

Sarah Knouse – Fiber Sculptures
sarah_knouse@yahoo.com
http://sarahknouse.squarespace.com/

Allison Kotzig Embroidery, Video, Found Natural and Human–Made Objects
shinyfluff@gmail.com
http://www.kotzig.com/

Dorotha Grace Lemeh – Photography, Video, and Found Objects
dglemeh@gmail.com   dlemeh@fau.edu

JoAnn Nava – Contemporary Folk Painting and Sculpture
JoAnnNava@aol.com
http://joannnava.com/

Terre Rybovich – Charcoal Drawing
terrerybovich@gmail.com
http://www.terrerybovich.com/

Elle Schorr – Photographic Installation
elleschorr@elleschorrphotography.com
http://www.elleschorrphotography.com

Sandra Schulman – Book, DVD, and Magazine
sandraslink@gmail.com
http://www.sandraschulman.com/

Leora Stewart – Fiber Installation
klaymerl@aol.com
http://www.leorakstewart.com/

Vicki Siegel – Mixed Media
vickisiegelart@gmail.com
http://www.vickisiegelart.com/

Mark Walnock – Ceramics
Mark.Walnock@armoryart.org
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-walnock-04222690/

Stephen Futej – Ceramics and Glass
sfutej@my.fau.edu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephen-futej-6b922026/

 

BROWARD  COUNTY

Pip Brant – Tapestry, Collaborative Sculpture with Duane Brant
brantp@fiu.edu    brantpip@gmail.com
http://brantpip.wixsite.com/pipbrant

Duane Brant – Ceramics, Collaborative Sculpture with Pip Brant
duanejamesbrant@gmail.com
http://duanejamesbrant.wixsite.com/duanebrant

Silvia Lizama – Hand-Colored Photography
slizama@barry.edu
http://silvializama.com/

Sri Prabha – Video Installation and Photography
sri@sriprabha.com
http://www.sriprabha.com/

 

MIAMI – DADE COUNTIES

 

Juan “Erman” Gonzales – Fiber, Cut Paper, and Mixed Media
ermang@bellsouth.net
http://dvcai.org/portfolio_page/juan-erman-gonzales/

T. J. Ahearn (Jane Hart) – Collages on Vintage Record Albums
janehart@me.com

Randy Burman – Chair Sculptures, Signs on Stanchions
me@randyburman.com
http://randyburman.com/

Kerry Phillips – Found Object Installation
kerrymiami3@aol.com
http://www.kerryphillipsart.com/

 

 

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries.

Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

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

 

 

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Lake Worth Art League Features Photography Of Michael Raiman With Opening Reception December 15th

The Lake Worth Art League is proud to announce it will be hosting a special exhibit of framed photography and special work by Featured Artist, Michael Raiman, December 12th – January 7th.  The Opening Reception for Michael’s exhibit and the main exhibition ‘Circus’ will be held on Friday, December 15th,  in the Lake Worth Art League Gallery. Please, join the League in celebrating Michael’s creative talents, enjoy photos and paintings created by LWAL members, and meet the artists! All pieces will be available for purchase. The wine, nibbles, and reception are free and open to the public.  The Rickie Report shares the details about the exhibit and classes, plus some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

Lake Worth Art League

Gallery: 604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth FL (One block north of the Cultural Council)

561-586-8666

Lwartleague@gmail.com     www.lwartleague.org      facebook.com/lwartleague

NEW Gallery Hours:  Tuesday through Saturday  11am – 6pm

Sunday  Noon – 4 pm   Closed Mondays 

The Lake Worth Art League

 

Michael Raiman, Featured Artist,

 

and

“Circus”  Exhibit

Free Opening Reception

 

Friday December 15th

 

6:00 – 8:00 PM

 Michael Raiman

 

 

Exhibition runs December 12 – January 7th

 

“Electric Bamboo” by Michael Raiman

 

 

Michael Raiman has lived in Palm Beach County for 62 years inspiring him to capture the beauty of South Florida’s natural landscapes. Starting with a 35mm camera loaned to him by his father, Michael learned the art of photography and composition through workshops, seminars, and from other photographers. It was studying under Jack Wild of the Delray Beach Center for the Arts that pulled him out of his comfort zone and into new environments. Michael entered his first photography competition at Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge taking home the blue ribbon in one category and the Honorable Mention in another.

 

“Delicate Arch, Utah” by Michael Raiman

 

 

Since then, Michael, has won many awards and accolades for his ability to capture whatever excites him and using his lens to make the commonplace unusual. His goal is to have the viewer see the familiar in an unfamiliar way, lines leading around an image and forcing a momentary pause. Michael says this is what photography does for him, ‘It makes me slow down and really look within an environment; forcing me to be wholly present – like a meditation.’

 

“Step One” by Michael Raiman Worth Avenue Series

 

Michael chairs the Lake Worth Art League’s Photography Group and was selected to be a leader in this year’s Scott Kelby’s Worldwide PhotoWalk. He and his wife, Lynne Ottimer, recently celebrated 30 years in their Delray Beach home with their three feline friends. They are active members in the South Florida arts community and in the Palm Beach Bromeliad Society. More about Michael and his photos and to inquire about commission work can be found at www.MichaelRaimanPhotography.com.

 “Tie One on” By Michael Raiman, Worth Avenue Series

Classes for the beginner to advanced artists!

 No experience necessary!

Classes are kept small.

There is time for the individual artist to learn what he/she need to know to advance at their own pace.

 

 Acrylic Pouring

Figurative Life/Nude Drawing Or Painting

Pastels

Acrylics

Oils and Water Soluble Oil

Watercolors

For more information about these events or to become a member:

561-586-8666

Lwartleague@gmail.com

www.lwartleague.org

facebook.com/lwartleague

NEW Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11am – 6pm

Sunday Noon – 4 pm Closed Mondays

 

 

 

 

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