Artists In Florida Presents Pop-Up Art Show At Little House Restaurant

Artists in Florida, LLC will present a Pop-Up Art Show at Little House Restaurant on Sunday, August 24th.  Come for the art, the food and a Poetry Reading. The Rickie Report suggests you schedule it on your calendar now!

 

 

 

Artists in Florida

Invite you to a

Pop-Up  Summer Sale Art Show

 

 

Sunday, August 24th

4 – 7 pm

The Little House Restaurant

 

480 East Ocean Avenue    Boynton Beach, FL

 

 

 

 

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The Artists in Florida Organization, Brings Artists of Many Disciplines Together

The A.I.F.O features the works of local artists that inspire, excite, and intrigue our increasingly diverse clientele. Through the A.I.F.O provides both the emerging and professional local artists a place to showcase and sell their work. The organized exhibits feature the many disciplines of art; paintings, drawings, three dimensional works, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, mixed media, dance, performance, glass and photography.

 

It is the goal of the A.I.F.O to work with the artists for the long term, assisting them through their careers by exhibiting their works in galleries and arranging placement in prominent public places such as commercial installations and fine dining establishments., as well as private collectors.

 

For more information Contact info@artinfl.org

or call 561 714-4871

 

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Skip Hartzell Finally Letting His Dogs Out at Paul Fisher Gallery

Lake Worth Artist Skip Hartzell Has Over 100 Dogs!  And he is letting his dogs out for the first time at the Paul Fisher Gallery on July 25th. Skip Hartzell’s Dogs are not your ordinary dogs. These dogs are figments of his artistic imagination and creative vision. Don’t look for portraits of your pooch or pictures of dogs playing cards because you’ll not find them.  20% of the proceeds from the sale of the artwork will be donated to Furry Friends Rescue, a local 501 (c)(3) no-kill dog rescue. Furry Friends will be on-site with some of their adorable real-life adoptable dogs. Dogs are invited to attend this event and Woofgang Bakery of Palm Beach will be there with special doggy treats!  The Rickie Report shares the details of this exhibit and a sneak peek! 

 

 

 

 

 Paul Fisher Gallery

Presents

Skip Hartzell’s Dogs

 

Opening Reception

Friday, July 25th

 6 – 9 pm

Exhibit continues through August 26th by Appointment

433 Flamingo Drive

W.Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

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Skip Hartzell will be presenting his work to the public for the first time at an opening reception at Paul Fisher Gallery on July 25,  2014, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. The exhibition will be up through August 26 and can be seen by appointment by calling the gallery at (561) 832-5255. The gallery is located at 433 Flamingo Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

20% of the proceeds from the sale of the artwork will be donated to Furry Friends Rescue, a local 501 (c)(3) no-kill dog rescue. Furry Friends will be on-site with some of their adorable real-life adoptable dogs. Dogs are invited to attend this event and Woofgang Bakery of Palm Beach will be there with special doggy treats!

 

"Doodles" by Skip Hartzell

“Doodles” by Skip Hartzell

 

 

When you walk into Skip Hartzell’s studio you are greeted by hundreds of dogs in all shapes, sizes, textures and colors. There are dogs on the wall that create an intriguing color field installation. There are medium size dogs standing or sitting and hanging all over the place. And his large dogs just ask to be hugged.

 

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“Fred” by Skip Hartzell

 

 

Skip’s work is entertaining, optimistic and captivating. There is something primitive yet sophisticated about his art. He is able to combine a unique artistic playfulness with a serious understanding of shape, color and texture. Working with a series of repeating personal dog images that is somewhat reminiscent of Jim Dine’s hearts, Skip prefers to emphasize the hands-on, gestural, and expressive nature of his work.

 

"Waiting" by Skip Hatrzell

“Waiting” by Skip Hatrzell

 

 

In addition to the sculptures, Skip creates large paintings and drawings that capture the essence of “dog”.  But don’t be fooled by the cuteness of this work. Just like real dogs, Skip’s dogs draw you in yet they are tethered by a thin leash, extending beyond the canvas to where?  All of his work is rich with intricacies of color and technique. His painterly expression captures each dog’s own personality with beautiful textures, line and brush strokes using mixed media to bring each dog to life.

 

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“Patiently” by Skip Hartzell

 

 

Skip states, “I believe that the secret to making good art is to empty your head of all assumptions, preconceived thoughts and ideas, then simply open yourself to all possibilities and let the magic flow through you.  Inspiration comes about through perspiration and it is better to be prolific than to try to be perfect. Although I love dogs, my work is about form, movement, color, texture and mostly about personal painterly expression.”

 

 

 

You can preview some of Skip’s work at www.skiphartzell.com.

Furry Friends Adoption can be contacted through www.furryfriendadoption.com.

 

 

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The Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Exhibit and Art Auction

The Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park presents an exhibit of nature-themed art that includes forty-four artists and almost 90 pieces of work. The Kimbell Center Gallery will host an Opening Reception Friday July 11th.   In conjunction with the exhibition, there will be an art auction from June 21 – August 15th.  You can leave your bid and be assured that you’ll be able to keep track of the auction on line.  The exhibition will be up through August 15th and is open to the public with admission to the park. There will also be a People’s Choice award given at the Closing Reception on August 15th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and knows you will not want to miss this!

 Please note there have been date changes since this original article was published. This article reflects those changes.

 

 

The Friends of  Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Announces

Art Auction through August 15

In Person at the Gallery or On-Line

Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Kimbell Center Gallery

16450 SE Federal Highway               Hobe Sound, FL 33455

                                             

Opening Reception:

 

                                      Friday, July 11  at 6:30PM

                      Closing Reception: Friday August 15th  6:30 pm 

 

 

 

"Belted King Fisher" Sculpture by  David Cericola

“Belted King Fisher” Sculpture by David Cericola

 

 

 

The Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park presents an exhibition of nature-themed art. This is sure to be a great exhibition with submission made from artists throughout the state .  Forty-four artists were selected to display their art with close to 90 pieces in the show with various media represented, including standard and creative photography, paintings, drawings, multi-media, and sculpture. The work will represent nature from parks, all created with each individual artists own interpretation.

 

"Perspective" by Ilene Adams

“Perspective” by Ilene Adams

 

Work will be exhibited at the Kimbell Center Gallery with an Opening Reception Friday July 11 at 6:30PM.  The exhibition will be up through August 15th and is open to the public with admission to the park. There will be a People’s Choice award that will be presented at the Closing Reception on August 15th at 6:30 pm.

 

"Cry of the Wild" by Wendy Somero Bello

“Cry of the Wild” by Wendy Somero Bello

 

In conjunction with the exhibition, there will be an auction from June 21 – August 15th. Visitors can bid on items at the center, any day between 9:00 and 5:00, or there will be bidding online at www.friendsofjdsp.com. with a catalog of all available artwork. Proceeds from the show will benefit the artists and the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, which supports programs at the park.

 

"Egret Wings Spread" by Mary Taylor

“Egret Wings Spread” by Mary Taylor

 

 

The Friends of JDSP is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization advocating for the historical, educational, and ecological enhancement of the park. Its mission is to assist park management in meeting the natural and cultural resource management objectives established for the park.

"The Wave" by Gabriel Kraus

“The Wave” by Gabriel Kraus

 

The park is located at 16450 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455. For details, visit www.floridastateparks.org/jonathandickinson , email friendsjdsp@gmail.com, or call the Kimbell Center 561-745-5551.

 

 

"Calla Lily" by Wendy Klein

“Calla Lily” by Wendy Klein

 

"The Oracle" by Steve daPonte

“The Oracle” by Steve daPonte

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Meet the Artists of Tomorrow At The Lighthouse ArtCenter Community Student Exhibit

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is the place to view paintings, photography and ceramics by some very promising artists!  The 44th annual Kindergarten through 12th Grade Community Exhibition is on view through May 21st.  The Rickie Report gives you a sneak peek, but urges you to stop by and see the entire exhibit yourself!

 

 

 

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 Lighthouse ArtCenter

44th Annual K-12th Grade

Community Student Exhibit

 

Open Monday – Friday  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

and

Saturday  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Sunday- Closed

373 Tequesta Drive     Tequesta, FL

 

 

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Kindergarten

Participants include students from Kindergarten through 12th Grade.

 

Kindergarten, 1,2,3,4,5th Grades

Kindergarten, 1 and 2 Grades

 

Art instructors from 32 public and private schools, chose the best work from each grade to be displayed in the galleries at the ArtCenter.

 

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2nd and 3rd Grades

 

Secondary school children from Martin and Palm Beach County schools have their artwork on display.

 

 

Ceramics Elementary Grades

Ceramics Elementary Grades

 

68 awards were presented this year!

 

Ceramics, Middle School

Ceramics, Middle School

 

Almost 500 pieces of art are on display.

 

Drawing

Drawing, Middle School

 

 

Various media including drawing, painting, ceramics, mixed-media, sculpture, photography and digital design.

 

 

Mixed Media

Mixed Media, Middle School

 

Each winning artist received a cash award in addition to a ribbon and a certificate.

 

 

High School

Mixed Media, High School

Awards were given by the following groups/individuals:

  • Jupiter-Tequesta Junior Woman’s Club
  • GFWC Women’s Club of Jupiter-Tequesta
  • Lighthouse ArtCenter
  • North County Art Association
  • Evelyne Bates (Creative Clay Award)
  • Ed and Darby Gorman (The Gorman Awards)
  • Ted Matz (Excellence in Painting)
  • Julie Silk-Beaumont (Silk Wildlife Awards)
  • Ruth Petzold (Marine Art Awards)
  • Pat DeAloia (Excellence in Art)

 

 

Award Winner of Show

Award Winner of Show

 

The Rickie Report hopes art lovers and gallerists will view this exhibit. If you are interested in purchasing a piece of artwork, the Lighthouse ArtCenter will contact the student on your behalf.  There are some truly talented young people in our communities.  We urge you to consider opening some gallery space to showcase these talented artists!

 

 

 

Gorman Award Winner

Gorman Award Winner

 

For more information please visit the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery & School of Art located at 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469 or call 561-746-3101  or Visit: www.lighthousearts.org

 

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Wanee Festival 2014 (Allman Brothers Band), Florida Arts Association and Northwood Village Art Walk Feature Jonathon Ortiz Smykla’s Art

What do the acclaimed Wanee Festival 2014, Allman Brothers Band, Florida Arts Association, Boynton Beach Art District and Northwood Village Art Walk all have in common?  The artwork of Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla!  Otherwise recognized as a gallery owner of OSGS in Northwood,  Jonathon’s own artwork will be featured in three separate venues this month.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details here in chronological order.

 

 

 

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Artist

 

 Wanee, 2014 

 

Wanee 2014 Festival T-Shirt Designed by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

Wanee 2014 Festival T-Shirt Designed by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

 

The Wanee Festival is hosted by the Allman Brothers Band and is celebrating it’s 10th Year! The Wanee festival includes a long list of nationally touring musicians in many genres of music, many who owe credit to the Allman Brothers for paving the way.  The future of Wanee remains cloudy due to the Allman Brothers finally calling it quits after 2014.  This comes after a successful 45 year run filled with some of the greatest rock improvisation the world has every known.  

 

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Jonathon tells The Rickie Report, “I’m honored to be a part of this historical time for the Allman Brothers and to be leaving my own personal mark on this event.  It’s also a great honor to have been chosen two years in a row as the designer for the festival t-shirt. It will be sold at the festival in a limited edition fashion”.

 

Visit the Wanee website for the lineup and information: http://www.waneefestival.com/

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 April 12th Flyer

 

 

The Northwood Art Walk – April 12th, starts at 6pm. This is a FREE Event and easy sign-up at www.NorthwoodArtWalk.com.    Highlights include Lot 23 introduction and a look into their brand new Studio space on Northwood Rd.

 

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To satisfy thirst and hunger The Art Walk is featuring Table 427. **20% off your entire bill if you reserve for a party of 6 or more by mentioning you are on the Art Walk tour, for dinner that same evening.  Table 427 will have live entertainment and will be serving the finest International Cuisine by Chef Roberto who is widely recognized for his cooking skills.

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Jonathan Ortiz Solo Exhibition

 

Florida Arts Association

Presents    “Local Spotlights”

The Artwork of Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Urban Scrawl”

 

Public Reception

Thursday, April 17th

7-10 pm

 

Activista Artista Gallery

 

 

422 W.Industrial Avenue        Boynton Beach,FL

(located just West of I-95 as you exit the Boynton Beach Blvd. Exit off of I-95.  Take your first right onto West Industrial Ave.)

 

 

 

“Local Spotlights,” created by Rolando Chang Barrero, is a program of Florida Arts Association (not-for-profit organization) to facilitate Florida Artists in all disciplines a venue to showcase their talent and creativity.

 
"$$$" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“$$$” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

“Urban Scrawl “,  a SOLO  exhibition, featuring paintings and small work collage/assemblage pieces by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla at the Boynton Beach Arts District’s ActivistArtistA Gallery.

"Dinner Hype" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Dinner Hype” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

“Urban Scrawl” will represent abstract paintings created through layers of texture, color and spatial relationships.  The newest works on exhibit have been created through assemblage that relate to pop culture, history and the vernacular language of both rural and urban cultures.
Mixed Media on Canvas by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

Mixed Media on Canvas by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

Jonathon explains, “The paintings span 4 years and are mostly abstract with awareness to layers of texture and color.  The $$$ piece was a bit more of a turning point from the abstract work as I began to focus on more pop art and cultural based work, as seen with my 2014 small works collage series.  I hope that the exhibit at ActivistaArtistA Gallery/Studio will be seen as a range of work that has grown with my experimental pursuits.  By experimental I mean that the mixture of mediums I work with does not pinpoint to just one technique or style at this stage of my creativity.  As a relatively new, full-time artist I’m still learning a lot from the art world in general.”

 

"Love, It's What's For Dinner" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Love, It’s What’s For Dinner” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

 

” My education was not art history based, nor was it through an Art school.  My path led through the School of Architecture, Design and Construction at Auburn University where I gained my Masters in Landscape Architecture, which is where my professional work developed over the past 13 years.  Only as of recent has my true passion for art resurfaced and provided me the excitement to pursue many more artistic endeavors.  It’s a true delight to be awarded opportunities to grow as an artist and to gain exposure for work that I have such passion for”, he goes on to share.

"The Skin U R In" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“The Skin U R In” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

For more information about this exhibit, please contact ActivistArtistA Gallery/Studio located at  422 West Industrial Ave. in Boynton Beach, FL 33426  or call  (786)521-1199  Rolando Chang Barrero  rolandobarrero@me.com    or visit www.activistartista.blogspot.com 

 

 

 

 

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"Ozone" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Ozone” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

To get a broad view of Jonathon’s art in general, please visit www.LuckyBandanaDesign.com.  There you will find a range of work from paintings to graphic design to rock posters to photography.  For more information 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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City Place Turns Into Outdoor Gallery

CityPlace in West Palm Beach will host a Signature Spring Art Festival March 29 & 30, 2014 for the fourth year.  Over 150 artists from around the United States will take part and the public is invited to attend at no charge.  There will also be a FREE art giveaway by Featured Artist, Diana Ahrens valued at $2,600!  Diana’s work is mixed media and is well known for her “wine art”.  Everyone is sure to enjoy the outdoor gallery setting in this city hub! The Rickie Report shares the details here:

 

4th Annual CityPlace Art Fair

 

             

March 29 – March 30, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm          

                                                                                                                                   

CityPlace in West Palm Beach,FL    

Navigational address:  700 South Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 To Support the Arts and the Local Community

 

Free and open to the public

 

 

CityPlace welcomes back its signature spring art festival March 29 – 30, 2014. This two-day juried event features an eclectic display of artwork by the finest artists in the country, including top talent from throughout South Florida. The artistic media will include paintings, life size sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, collage, mixed media, and handmade jewelry with prices set to suit all budgets. Admission is free and open to the public. 

 

Diana Fahrens and "Dancing Glasses"

Diana Ahrens and “Dancing Glasses”

 

 

A free art giveaway will feature the work of mixed media artist Diana Ahrens.  The prize, a 48” x 24” piece titled “Champion I” and valued at $2,600, will be on display at her booth where registration will also take place. No purchase will be necessary to participate and the winner will be announced during the final hour of the festival. To learn more about Diana Ahrens and her work go to www.dianaahrens.com.

 

 

 

"New Beginnings" by Diana Ahrens

“New Beginnings” by Diana Ahrens

 

 

 

The streets within this popular retail and dining destination will be closed to vehicular traffic to better accommodate festival patrons as they stroll through the vast array of art.  All of the artists will be present for the duration of the show and encourage art enthusiasts to ask questions about their work.  

 

 

 

"Jubilee" by Diana Ahrens

“Jubilee” by Diana Ahrens

 

 

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: 

 

  • Juried outdoor art showcase 
  • Original Art Handmade in America
  • 150 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000 
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants 
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Live Music 
  • Free Art Giveaway

 

"Personal best" by Diana Ahrens

“Personal Best” by Diana Ahrens

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

 

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine.

 

For additional information on the 4th Annual CityPlace Art Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit  www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

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26th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part II

The final Las Olas Art Fair of the Season is scheduled for March 1 – 2, 2014.  Don’t miss this eclectic mix of original art, live music and outdoor gallery setting.  There is a FREE art give-away plus the official poster by artist Sharon Kusha is available.  The Rickie Report shares the details and focuses on the colorful artwork of Douglas Fountain.

 

Howard Alan Events

Presents 

 

26th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part II

March 1 – 2, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue

Navigational address: 600 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33301

To Support the Arts, the Las Olas Association and the Local Community

Free and open to the public

 

 

 

 

Las Olas Art Fair Part II returns March 1 – 2, 2014 with another eclectic display of vibrant, colorful and whimsical art, handcrafted by the finest artists in the country. This event allows art enthusiasts and fans of this wildly popular show to enjoy the new work of their favorite artists while exploring the work of new and emerging talent. Partial proceeds from the festival benefit the Las Olas Association.  Admission is free and open to the public.

 

The two-day nationally ranked event, produced by Howard Alan Events, features 300 of today’s top local, regional and national artists who will collectively display over $15 million in artwork. The artists will line Las Olas Boulevard with their professional booths, transforming the area into a first-class outdoor art gallery. The wide range of artistic media, with broad appeal, will include paintings, sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage, ceramics, mixed media and much more.  The prices have been set to suit all budgets and range from $25 handcrafted earrings to $30,000 life-size sculptures.

 

"Towels and Umbrellas" by Igor Menaker   This is the FREE art give-away!

“Towels and Umbrellas” by Igor Menaker
This is the FREE art give-away!

 

Festival patrons will have the opportunity to engage the artists and learn about the creative process. In addition, there will be a free art giveaway featuring the work of participating artist Igor Menaker.  This fine art photographer travels the world capturing the vibrant and colorful landscapes he encounters, turning them into exquisite works of art.  The giveaway prize, a 24”x36” photographic print on canvas titled “Towels and Umbrellas” taken while in Burano in Venice, Italy, and valued at $425 will be on display in his booth.  There will be no purchase or fee required to participate in this giveaway and the winner will be announced during the final hour of the art show.  To learn more about Menaker and his work got to  www.menaker.com.

 

 

An original painting by participating artist Sharon Kusha inspired the show’s 26th edition poster with a unique depiction of Las Olas Boulevard.  It will be on display and available for purchase at the festival along with t-shirts and previous editions of festival posters.  As always, the booth will be located across from the Cheesecake Factory.

 

"Sky Warriors" by Douglas Fountain

“Sky Warriors” by Douglas Fountain

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Juried first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
  • Among the largest and most popular outdoor art festivals in South Florida
  • Original Artwork Handmade in America
  • 300 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Free Art Giveaway
  • Commemorative Festival Posters ($10) & T-shirts ($15) for sale at booth located across from Cheesecake Factory
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Las Olas Association.

 

Mask by Douglas Fountain

Mask by Douglas Fountain

 

fountain bio

 

"Orange Totems" by Douglas Fountain

“Orange Totems” by Douglas Fountain

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 32 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists.

 

 

For additional information on the 26th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part II and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit  www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.  To contact Douglas Fountain please visit: http://www.dougfountain.com/Welcome.html

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

“Reminds Me Of Home” Deadline and Reception Change

The Call to Artists from the Artists in Florida and The Craft Gallery for their exhibit, “Reminds Me of Home” has been extended.  The deadline has been changed to March 17!  The Rickie Report shares the details and application here.  What does “home” mean to you?  We look forward to finding out!

 

 

 

Artists in Florida

and

The Craft  Gallery

Announce

CALL TO ARTISTS

“Reminds Me Of Home”

 Deadline:  March 17th

OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION:

Friday, March 28, 2014

5:30 – 7:30pm 

 

 

The Craft Gallery

5911 South Dixie Highway

West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artists in Florida is partnering with The Craft Gallery and will mount an Exhibit, “Reminds me of Home”.  Submissions are now being accepting  [Painting, Drawing, Photography, Jewelry, Sculpture, Pottery, and Digital Art] for the juried event.  “Home” can mean anything from scenery to a building. It can be an animal to still life… Street life to home life… We all look forward to perusing your personal feelings of what “Reminds you of Home”.

 

Juried Call to Artist-5Approximately forty works will be chosen from submitted photographs of the art work to be included in REMINDS ME OF HOME exhibition at The Craft Gallery.  There is an entry fee of $25 for non-members and $20 for members for up to 3 images. Additional entries may be submitted for $5 each for non-member and $3.00 each for members. Become a member with a submission included for $135.00. 

 

 

Sales

 

  • Selected artwork may be offered for sale during the exhibition Artists in Florida will retain 20% of the sale price
  • The Craft Gallery will retain 20% of the sale price

 

 

Use Rights

 

Artists whose submissions are accepted for exhibition grant Artists in Florida the right to use their images for the purpose of marketing the exhibition, marketing related programs and subsequent display on the Artists in Florida website artinfl.org unless indicated otherwise. The artist name and work title will be included in the exhibition, and wherever the work is displayed. The artist will remain owner of the copyright of any work

 

 

 

The judge for this Exhibit is Jerry Rabinowitz.  He is a south Florida-based commercial and fine art photographer who specializes in life style and architectural themes.  His clients include national and regional magazines as well as corporate and advertising campaigns.  Jerry travels on assignments internationally and throughout the United States.  His work is featured in numerous publications and is at the center of several books about the Southwest.  He was recently published in “Palm Beach Entertaining” by Rizzoli and is currently working on a new book about the Hamptons, which will be published by Abrams in 2015.

 

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Please visit www.artinfl.org for more information.

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Martin County’s Premier Juried Art Festival Returns to Downtown Stuart

Martin County’s premier juried art festival returns! The 24th Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival will take place February 22 – 23, 2014, transforming the streets of downtown Stuart into an art gallery.  This event is sponsored by Howard Alan Events and features a FREE art give-away by Featured Artist, Susan Painter. The Rickie Report shares the details here and highlights another Featured Artist, Mallo Bisset. 

 

 

24th Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival

February 22 – 23, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart

Navigational Address: 26 SW Osceola Street, Stuart, FL 34994

To Support the Arts, the Local Community and the Stuart Main Street Programs

Free and open to the public

 

Susan Painter's Bright and Functional Pottery

Susan Painter’s Bright and Functional Pottery   

 

 

Martin County’s premier art festival returns to historic downtown Stuart February 22 – 23, 2014. The jury process is well underway and festival promoter Howard Alan Events promises to deliver another spectacular first-rate art affair that festival patrons have come to expect.  The show will once again feature the finest artists in the country, welcoming back many favorites and introducing new artists to the area. A portion of the proceeds from the art festival benefits the Stuart Main Street programs. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

The festival will go through downtown Stuart starting at Osceola and St. Lucie, down to Haney Circle and continues on Osceola to Denver Street and down to Detroit Street. Art enthusiasts will have the opportunity to engage the artists to gain a better understanding of their work and inspiration as they stroll through the vast array of quality original art.

 

Susan Painter

 

A free art giveaway will offer festival patrons a chance to win an original handcrafted platter by exhibiting artist Susan Painter. Her sought after “Beachware” pottery is as practical as it is whimsical. Each unique piece is hand painted in bright Key West colors or in lively Palm Beach earth tones. All are handmade by the artist on the potter’s wheel, many with handcrafted attachments, such as palm trees, fish, and shells. The prize will be on display at her booth where registration will also take place.  The winner will be announced on Sunday, February 23, at 4:00pm, no purchase will be necessary to participate.

 

 

Festival At-A-Glance:

 

  • Historic downtown Stuart – starting at Osceola and St. Lucie, down to Haney Circle and continues on Osceola to Denver Street and down to Detroit Street Juried gallery style outdoor art showcase
  • Original Art – Handmade in America
  • 250 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Beer and wine carts will be located throughout the festival
  • Free Art Giveaway
  • A portion of the proceeds from the art festival benefits the Stuart Main Street programs.

 

 

Mallo Bisset

 

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Mallo Bisset might have taken the long road to living her dream, but once she sets her mind on something, there’s nothing stopping her.  As a little girl living on the Åland Islands in the Finnish archipelago, she wasn’t too fond of school, and told everyone “I am going to be an artist when I grow up”.  Life got in the way for a while, but after years of hard work and building a successful business, in 2007 with encouragement from her husband and daughter,  Mallo finally took the time to do what she had always dreamed of doing.
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It started with a weekly drawing class at the local Adult Education program.  After just two semesters her teacher, Helen Terry, told her she could make money drawing pet portraits.  Mallo’s earliest work combined her love of animals with her love for the arts.  Having tried drawing, pastels, and watercolors, it was time for oils!  She signed up for classes at a studio which was located across the street from her own business, so she could be close to work, yet make it easy to get to class every week. This is where her love affair with oils and the palette knife began.
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Under the tutelage of Georgia Abood at Alizarin Crimson, she has been working on her craft and has made remarkable progress in such a short time.  Having grown up on an island, and living in Florida for 30 years, with a second home in the Bahamas, it’s not a surprise that Mallo Bisset’s work often features the water and always celebrates the beauty of nature.   As it turns out, that little girl in Finland really did grow up to be an artist!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

 

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists.

 

 

For additional information on the 24th Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit   www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

AR Gallery Invites You to Grand Opening Reception in Delray Beach

An exciting new art gallery makes its debut in Artists Alley, located in Pineapple Grove, Delray Beach Florida, with a sophisticated selection of original artworks from emerging and celebrated artists with a collectible price point.  Amy Reshefsky Gallery will feature contemporary paintings, sculptures, photography and works on paper. The Rickie Report shares the details and expects to see you there!

 

 

AR  Gallery

 

Grand Opening Reception

Thursday, February 20th

6:00 – 9:30 pm

AR Gallery Hours: Monday, Friday, Saturday, Noon – 4PM and  by  appointment

  340 Northeast 4 Street    Delray Beach, Florida 33444

 

 

Amy Reshefsky

 

 

An exciting new art gallery makes its debut in Artists Alley, located in Pineapple Grove, Delray Beach Florida, with a sophisticated selection of original artworks from emerging and celebrated artists with a collectible price point.   AR Gallery, a contemporary art gallery featuring paintings, sculptures, photography, and works on paper, is located at:  340 Northeast 4 Street    Delray Beach, Florida 33444

 

The gallery will be celebrating its Grand Opening on Thursday, February 20th with a reception from 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. All are welcomed to attend the reception, have an opportunity to meet the gallery owner and exhibiting artists, and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres.

 

Amy and Josh By the Railroad Track:

 

The Grand Opening Exhibition, which runs through March 10th, will showcase paintings by artist Amy Reshefsky noted nationally and abroad, whose colorful, dramatic abstracts on canvas and glass and reclaimed wood, depict observations of crafted and contemporary visions.   AR Gallery is introducing in it’s Grand Opening exhibit artist, Josh von Nonn. His work is featured with a piece titled  “North American Stalwart”.

 

 

 

AR Gallery will present ten exhibitions in the coming year featuring original artwork by emerging and established artists whose work embody contemporary, abstract and modernist aesthetics.  AR Gallery would like to extend special thanks and appreciation to Evan of Independent Design, Roni of Roni Lefcort Consulting, Claudio and Joe of Camilucci Signs, and a cast of many for adding their expert hand, and resources, and support in helping to make Amy’s vision for a gallery in Artists Alley into a reality.

 

About Amy Reshefsky

 

Amy Reshefsky is sourcing and placing art for private collectors, interior design firms, corporations, architects, as well as first-time buyers. Amy’s experience and well-established relationships throughout the art world, domestically and abroad, provides access to works by both emerging and renowned artists, as well as access to works for sale. Amy and her staff have the unique ability to understand and enrich each individual client, providing art that best serves his or her vision, space, privacy, and resources.

 

Amy tells The Rickie Report, “This new gallery/studio space is in a warehouse setting which allows for larger projects inspiring  my creative vision. Within this scope I am able to produce and show affordable work which I can offer directly to the art buyer. I also look forward to collaborating with quest artists, assembling powerful events and introducing collectors to pricing that makes a difference to support the arts and artists at large.”

 

 

Amy’s background includes studies at the College of Fine Arts, she also maintains a permanent exhibit at AR Gallery in Delray Beach Florida and in 806 Gallery and Sotherby’s in Quebec, Canada.  As of February 20th, 2014 her vision towards expanding, contributing and endorsing the community of Artists Alley becomes a new business effort in the form of a studio work-space which acts as a gallery and event venue towards the Arts.

 

Directions:

 

* Parking available on site and in the public parking areas thru-out downtown Delray. The Delray Downtowner  (offering free rides 11 am to 11 pm)  can be reached by calling 561- 702- 8519 and a tram will arrive within minutes to take you and your quests to Artists Alley in Pineapple Grove.

 

AR Gallery Hours: Monday, Friday, Saturday, 12 Noon – 4PM and  by  appointment.   Call 561.444.9989 or E-mail: AmyReshefskyGallery@gmail.com    Web-site: www.AmyReshefskyGallery.com     Facebook: TheArtofAmyReshefsky

 

 

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