“Love Can Change The World” At Bootz Cultural Arts Camp, Free Admission and Parking

Bootz Cultural Arts Center invites everyone to enjoy a free evening of art while spreading the message that  “Love Can Change the World”. This exhibition will feature art demonstrations and creations by local artists as well as teachers and students of Bootz Cultural Arts Center. Saturday, February 13 from 5 – 9 pm promises to be a love fest! The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks. The Bootz Cultural Arts Center offers a range of multicultural arts classes to children and adults.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bootz Cultural Art Center

420 South SR 7 Suite 118    Royal Palm Beach, FL 33414

561.290.2753

 

Invites You To:

 

“Love Can Change the World”

February 13, 2016

5 – 9 pm

 

 

Bootz Cultural Arts Camp invites the public to a new event, “Love Can Change The World” on February 13th from 5- 9 pm.  This event will feature the artwork, books and crafts of local artists, including faculty and children. Enjoy the Art demonstrations and meet the artists! The event is Free and there is Free Parking available.

 

 

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Linda Zolet will be doing a floral painting in acrylic demonstration, in addition to exhibiting her paintings.

 

 

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Meet Sandra Barbieri, fine artist and children’s book illustrator

 

 

 

 

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Meet fine artist with a sense of humor, Mark Allen!  He’ll be exhibiting  Coffee mugs, shirts, and greeting cards by Proper Mental Attitude

 

 

 

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Decorative picture frames by Amparo de la Cruz make great house gifts – for yourself or others!

 

 

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Artist Jayne Ives Exhibits her paintings and hand made tiles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

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Bootz Cultural Arts Center

420 S. State Rd. 7, #118 Royal Palm Beach, Fl

Contact Mayling Pao at 786.­237.­9167 or Email: info@bootzculturalartscenter.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Experience Miami Beach With A Special Docent Led Tour From Mandel JCC

The Mandel JCC of Palm Beach Gardens invites you to spend the day exploring the Jewish heritage of Miami Beach on Monday, March 9th.  This bus trip is open to non-members and members.  The morning begins with a walking tour highlighting the Jewish history as well as the Art Deco style of the area. Included is a visit to the Jewish Museum of Florida. The Museum’s mission is to “collect, preserve and interpret the material evidence of the Florida Jewish experience from when Jews were first allowed to settle in 1763 and up to the present and to interpret this history in the context of the American Jewish experience.”  The Rickie Report shares the details and suggests you register early!

 

 

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5221 Hood Rd. Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

 

 

 

 

Bus Trip:

The Jewish Experience in Miami Beach

 

 

 Wednesday, March 9th

Two Departure Spots:

 

 

Florida 
Palm Beach Gardens:

  8:00am Departure/ 5:30pm

 

Boynton Beach:

8:45 am – 4:45 pm

 

 

$64/Member; $74/Guest

 

 

Make Your Reservations Now!

www.jcconline.com

 561-712-5232

 

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Jewish Museum of Florida

 

 

 

The Jewish Museum’s Core Exhibit “MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida,” opened in the fall of 1996, and while it’s continuously updated, the main features of the exhibit include: a Time Line Wall of Jewish history, a film about the history of Jews in Florida and a Research Center that grows daily. According to its website, it is the “only museum dedicated to telling the story of 250 years of Florida Jewish life, history, arts and culture as well as the generic immigration experience of everyone’s family.”

 

 

 

In order to provide a more personalized experience, the tour will be split into two smaller groups. While one group is inside exploring the museum with a docent, the other group will be outside taking a narrated walking tour with a guide. Both groups will then meet for lunch at the museum, then the morning inside group will tour outside and the morning outside group will explore the museum.  The cost for this trip includes lunch, admission to the museum and tours.

 

 

For more information on the Mandel JCC or this day tour visit our website at www.jcconline.com. Feel free to contact us at 561-712-5232.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Hobe Sound Festival Of The Arts Brings Original Fine Art, Unique Functional Art And Handmade Affordable Gifts

The Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts on February 6 – 7, 2016, will highlight original fine art, unique functional art and handmade affordable gift items.  Enjoy the live music and food plus a separate crafts section and Green Market.  Four blocks along Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery, featuring more than 150 artists from the United States. The Rickie Report shares the details and sneak peeks of three artists:Mike Chamberlain (Metal Art), Monika Fairchild (Jewelry) and Brenda Flynn (Paper/Mixed media).   Complimentary shuttle service from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site will be provided. Admission to the event & Parking are Free.  The official Festival Poster featuring artist Carol Kepp will be sold during the art show.

 

 

 

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15th Annual

Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

 

 

 

 

February 6 – 7, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound

Navigational Address:

11954 SE Dixie Highway, Hobe Sound, FL 33475

 

 

 

 

To Support the Arts, Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce & Local Economy

Free and open to the public

 

 

 

Free shuttle service from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On February 6-7, 2016, enjoy the 15th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts. Four blocks along Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery with original artwork, unique crafts and affordable gift items on Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m  The Festival spans four blocks of Dixie Highway starting at Bridge Road, just west of the Intracoastal Bridge in Hobe Sound. Shuttle buses will provide transportation from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site at no charge. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

Mike Chamberlain – Metal Art
http://www.chamberlinmetalart.com/

 

 

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Metal Artwork by Mike Chamberlain

 

 

Mike shares with The Rickie Report, “These aluminum panels are part of an ongoing experiment that started about ten years ago at my sign shop, Vital Signs, in Verona, Wisconsin. I use a lot of aluminum on signs I build at the shop. I started scratching and grinding the aluminum to help the aluminum elements on the sign stand out and be more visible. With all of the scrap aluminum I had laying around the shop, I started thinking that I could make some wall art out of the aluminum.

 

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Metal Artwork by Mike Chamberlain

 

 

 

By scratching the surface of the aluminum the light reflects off the surface from different angles creating amazing holographic effects of depth and space on a two dimensional object. These pieces are scratched with an array of different tools I use around the shop. The colored pieces are painted with a translucent tint that I mix into an automotive clear coat. These colors can be intermixed to create millions of different colors. Once dried, they are color-sanded and buffed to a high gloss. These pieces need light to bring out their depth and holographic appearance; with that, they begin to change and start to look different if the light is adjusted from bright to dull.  When looking at these pieces from different angles and with different light intensity, their appearance will begin to change right before the viewer’s eyes”.

 

 

 

 

Produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce this popular event will feature 150 local and national artists as well as the finest crafters in the country with a wide array of artistic media. This show will have two separate sections appealing to art enthusiasts and collectors looking to add to their collections as well as festival patrons shopping for affordable crafts and unique gift items. The Fine Arts portion of the event will be located on the North side of the street starting at Bridge Road and Dixie Highway, followed by the crafts section and green market.

 

Monika Fairchild – Jewelry
http://www.monikafairchild.com/

 

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Pendant by Monika Fairchild

 

 

Monika Shares, “I am the sole creator of each one of my jewelry designs. The process usually begins by laying out many colorful stones and rare fossils. I move them around until the shapes; colors and textures take on a life of their own, becoming much more as a union than separate elements. The next step is sketching my design idea on paper, adding graceful lines that support the relationship of all pieces. Then each stone gets its own custom bezel made, either out of sterling silver or 14 kt gold bezel wire, which I cut and solder closed and attach onto a flat piece of sterling silver sheet. The thickness of the base varies according to the purpose of the piece of jewelry. For example: earrings are made of lighter gauge, and pendants heavier”.

 

 

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Pendant by Monika Fairchild

 

 

 

 

“I cut shapes out of silver and gold using a hand saw and bend or texture them, mostly with small hand tools like pliers and hammers. Once all elements are attached together through the process of soldering, the job of polishing begins. It is a long, labor intensive and unpleasant process, and it is what differentiates quality work. I use a buffing machine, holding the piece in my hands and pressing against the extremely fast spinning cloth wheel, feeding it with polishing compound every few seconds. Even though I wear a face mask and finger guards and have an exhaust fan, I am still covered with black dirt at the end of the polishing process. The last step is to carefully set the stones in place using a bezel pusher and burnisher. My favorite part of jewelry making process is to see how great my creation looks on the person that has fallen in love with it and the joy it brings to them”.

 

 

 

Brenda Flynn – Paper/Mixed Media
http://www.free-range-art.com/

 

 

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Mosaic by Brenda Flynn

 

 

Brenda explains, “I love to travel, and travel has always been a big inspiration for me personally and professionally. Bohemian in nature, a reincarnated gypsy from days gone by. If I am physically moving – in a car, plane, boat, train – I’m totally happy. I get cabin fever amazingly fast. A day-trip or an art show usually alleviates the feeling of being in one place too long. I am convinced sea water courses through my veins. I pursue my art as a full-time exhibiting artist doing both fine craft and fine art shows, showing both traditional tile and paper mosaics. I also have my work in a few galleries up and down the East Coast”.

 

 

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Mosaic by Brenda Flynn 

 

 

“I continue to write as a contributing columnist and features writer at Sunshine Artist magazine, and have had photographs published in Coastal Living and The Sun magazines. I used to freelance as a travel writer and have a couple of book titles under my belt. Always looking for creative opportunities. I love public art, and have done some tile mosaic projects in Ocala and Cedar Key. Feel free to click on over to www.free-range-van.weebly.com to see both the horse I created for Horse Fever in Ocala, 2011, and the van – which is a continuing labor of love”!

 

 

 

Information At-A-Glance:

  • 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 and crafters hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All exhibitors on site for duration of festival

 

 

This year’s official festival poster showcases the work of artist Carol Kepp and may be purchased along with other merchandise at the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce booth. Carol will also be judging the annual Children’s Poster Art contest which will once again be organized by The Women’s Club.   

 

The revenue generated from the festival by the Chamber benefits the many programs it runs, including free “Inside Hobe Sound” tours for new residents and two $750 scholarships awarded to graduating seniors of Hobe Sound, as well as the art programs in the city’s elementary schools.

 

Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 

 

 

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 Alexandria King Street Art Fesitval (Alexandria, VA), Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), 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.

 

 

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For additional information on the 15th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts 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:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

News From Brewhouse Includes Expansion, Projects And Entertainment

The Brewhouse Gallery is moving forward at a fast pace with renovations and plans for the block of buildings on Park Avenue in Lake Park!  The Rickie Report shares the details and especially wants you to know the opportunities for you to get involved in making Lake Park an art and entertainment destination.  The Brewhouse is a community art gallery and craft beer oasis!  Sit back with a locally roasted coffee, specialty soda or wine. Musical performances, poetry readings, classes, and other assorted night time events keep things lively. The Brewhouse is quickly becoming one of the most well-respected live music venues in all of South Florida. They have gourmet hotdogs and burgers. It’s a creative space to share ideas & get inspired. Enjoy the regularly scheduled open mic night with some great local, live music, poetry, comedians and more.

 

 

 

 

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BREWHOUSE GALLERY

720 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL 33403

561.469.8930

HOURS:

MONDAY – TUESDAY
Closed
WEDNESDAY – FRIDAY
3:00PM – Midnight
SATURDAY – SUNDAY
Noon – Midnight

 

 

 

AJ from Brewhouse Gallery tells The Rickie Report, ” As some of you may already know we have acquired our entire building as new owners and are now tackling a brand-new endeavor.  We are not one to ask for help, but now we are calling in all our favors and support. We’ve been working around the clock for the last two months trying to get our new project re-open and create the best venue humanly possible. We will be turning a vintage movie theater and rock venue with a rich past (The Kelsey Club) into a new performing arts center! Please take just a few minutes to view the video below and consider contributing as much as you can in order to make this vision a reality. Also, please share this campaign on all your social media outlets, emails, at the office… Pretty much everywhere. Thanks so much and we look forward to seeing you on opening night”.

 

Click this link

Be Part Of This Community!

 http://igg.me/at/Kelsey-Theater/x/935803

 

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MEET OUR GALLERY ARTISTS:

Thursday, January 28th 6 – 9 pm

◊ Lois O’Brien ◊ AJ Brockman ◊ Daniel Remmel ◊ Mark Sotak ◊ Erica Polites ◊
Chrisanthy ◊ Ebba Tinwin ◊ Family 561 ◊ Aces High Tattoo Shop ◊ Svetlana Nogina-Braithwaite ◊ James Parsons ◊Kevin Goff ◊ Quince Quaintance ◊ Craig McInnis ◊ Emily Destasio ◊ Ashley Gorman ◊Diana Hutchinson ◊Phil Fung

 

 

 

Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting.
Everyone who purchases a piece of art (no price minimum) will receive a ticket for a $50 gift Certificate drawing to The Brewhouse Gallery.

 

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Diner Dogs And Other Foods!

 

 

 

 

Want To Share Your Artwork?

Would you like to display your artwork at The Brewhouse Gallery? We offer excellent terms. No commission for a 3-month run, and unlike traditional artist co-ops, you are not required to put in volunteer time running the gallery. For more information, send us an email: art@brewhousegallery.com.

 

Here’s The Line Up*

 

January 29: Micah Scott

January 30: Jason Soffer

January 31:  Sunday Kind of Blues (Unplugged)  2-4 pm
                          Lobo Marino  7pm

February 5: This Frontier Needs Heroes  8pm

February 7: Bias Culture  7pm

February 12: 747  8 pm

February 13: Jason Soffer 8 pm

February 14:  A Sunday Kind of Blues (Unplugged) 2-4 pm
                           JL Fulks  7pm

February 19: Zack Jones  8 pm

February 19: Live Painting  8 pm

February 20: The String Assassins  8 pm

February 26:   Subgroove

 

 

 

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Wednesday – Trivia Night  7 to 9  Join us for Trivia where you and your friends can win free giveaways, drinks, and even a gift certificate for the top two teams each night. Save up those gift certificates and even by some original art… No other place offers that! Try to outsmart your friends and put all that useless knowledge to use. 7 to 9 every Wednesday! Food by Diner Dogs Inc.

 

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Trivia Night!

 

Thursday – Open Mic Night  8 to 11  Join us for our Thursday open mic night hosted by professional comedian Wayne Felber! Sign-ups start around 7 and performers take the stage around 8 pm. We have an in-house PA (limited microphones, cables, etc.) so please bring your equipment. It is a great mix of guitarists, spoken word poetry, vocalists, keyboard, drums, Improv & more. Food by Diner Dogs Inc.

 

Friday  *FEATURED* Live Music, 8 to 11  The house will be rocking! Check the latest line-up details.  Happy Hour Poker at 6:30pm

 

Saturday *FEATURED* Live Music, 8 to 11 A knee slapping good time! Featuring guest appearances by members of different bands, friends, family, neighbors, hell, Sasquatch and the Yeti are even rumored to be cookin’ up a few songs as a duo. If you miss this one, it’s a damn shame!

 

 

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A SUNDAY KINDA BLUES (UNPLUGGED)

Every Other Sunday, 2 – 4 pm

 

Sunday is off to a great start at the Brewhouse! We’re already having great fun with some of our friends, but we would really love it if you came in to see us, too!

 

 

Sunday  A Sunday Kind of Blues  2 to 4 All musicians are welcome but we require a blues Influence and this is more of an open jam set up. The performers are requested to arrive about a half an hour early to set up. Spectators welcome!

 

Rent the Space!

 

Host your next shindig with us! We have private and semi private party rental options for every occasion. Baby shower, retirement party, Birthday, you name it… We would love to have you. Please contact our party coordinator: info@BrewhouseGallery.com

For up-to-the-minute listings of events visit:

www.brewhousegallery.com

https://www.facebook.com/TheBrewhouseGallery

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

“African American Artists”, Five Part Series With Dr. Joan Lipton At Mandell JCC Open To The Public

The Mandel JCC of Palm Beach Gardens invites you to five fully illustrated lectures with art historian Dr. Joan Lipton.  Beginning on Thursday, January 14th, the series explores paintings and sculpture that survey the black experience in America from the days of slavery to freedom after the Civil War and during the era of reconstruction. “African American Artists” also highlights of the art of the 20th and 21st centuries to reveal the talent of many male and female artists whose importance and fame are now assured. These lectures are Open To Members and Non-Members.  You must RSVP.  The Rickie Report shares the details here. You can sign up for the entire series or individual lectures.

 

 

 

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 5221 Hood Rd.    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

561-712-5232

www.jcconline.com

 

 

A Special Set of Five Talks about African American Artists

With  Joan Lipton, Ph.D. 


Thursdays: January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11

1:00-3:00 PM

$40 Member; $60 Guest; $15/Class

 

 

Join the Mandel JCC in this very special lecture series taught by Dr. Joan Lipton. As an experienced art historian- lecturer and a dedicated scholar, she has always had the desire to promote the study of art and culture within the audiences that she teaches. She earned a Master’s degree in art history from Hunter College, with a specialization in the Renaissance, and a PhD in art history, from The Graduate Center of the City of New York, with a specialization in 19th and 20th century art. After many years of teaching art history at colleges, and adult education centers in New Jersey and New York, Dr. Lipton is pleased to share her knowledge and enthusiasm now with Florida audiences.

 

 

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Dr. Joan Lipton

 

 

In five fully illustrated lectures, art historian Joan Lipton will explore paintings and sculpture that survey the black experience in America from the days of slavery to freedom after the Civil War and during the era of reconstruction. She will also present highlights of the art of the 20th and 21st centuries to reveal the talent of many male and female artists whose importance and fame are now assured.

 

 

1. Picturing African Americans and Their Life in the19th Century by Black and White Artists: Prior to the Civil War the few known African American artists exemplified an art relatively similar to that of their white contemporaries. Some, however, were willing to confront and describe the social conditions of their people. One even received international acclaim, but he reacted to the pressures of racism by leaving America and relocating in Paris. Among the white painters who presented African Americans in a relatively objective, dignified way were renowned Winslow Homer, Eastman Johnson, William Sidney Mount and Thomas Eakins. However, this was not true of other white artists.

 

 

 

 

2. and 3.The Harlem Renaissance and Prominent African American: Artists
After World War I many African Americans joined the mass migration to the north where the major example of expanded freedom and creativity was the Harlem Renaissance. In that atmosphere many artists came forth to create modern masterpieces.

 

4. Let’s Not Forget African American Women Artists: Women painters and sculptors who persevered “against all odds” did earn their deserved places in museums, galleries and publications beginning in the 19th century.

 

 

5. Contemporary African American and African Artists: A Sampling: Current African American men and women artists are producing notable and varied artistic styles and content as we will see. Before exploring current African art there will be a discussion of the superior art produced in Africa as early as 1500 through the 1900s.

 

 

For more information on the Mandel JCC or this exhibit visit our website at www.jcconline.com.

Feel free to contact us at 561-712-5232.

The address for this event is 5221 Hood Rd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Cornell Art Museum Goes “Wild” With New Exhibition Opening January 14th

Old School Square announces a powerful, new exhibit at the Cornell Art Museum. “Wild” is a group show of contemporary artwork by 12 internationally recognized artists who are inspired by nature and use their talents to show the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Artists were invited because of their respect for nature, their fascination with animals and their attention to the beauty of this natural world. Artwork featured in this exhibition has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide. The Rickie Report shares the details and some images here and urges you to see this exhibit! “Wild” also features paintings by more than 20 Plein Air Palm Beach artists, who are inspired by and have captured the beauty of South Florida’s lush landscapes.  Make note of Special Events taking place in conjunction with “Wild”. A portion of proceeds from the sale of artwork in the show goes to The Watering Hole Foundation in support of conservation efforts.

 

 

 

 

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“WILD” 

Opening Celebration:

Meet some of the artists, see the exhibit and enjoy wine and light bites.

Thursday, January 14th, 6:30 p.m.

 

 

Next 1st Friday Art Walk:

February 5th   6-9 pm

Museum hours:

Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays. $5 suggested donation.

 
Cornell Museum of Art

51 N. Swinton Ave.   Delray Beach, Florida 33444

 

 

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Ellen Jewitt  “Strange and Gentle”, Sculpture

 

 

 

“The idea for a show centered on the natural world came to me a while ago after I discovered Alex Beard’s work. I thought it was amazing that one man could honestly make a difference in the world through use of his artwork,” says curator, Melanie Johanson. “I find it inspiring to think that if everyone used their talents to support a cause, great or small, what a huge difference could be made.” A portion of proceeds from the sale of artwork in the show goes to The Watering Hole Foundation http://www.wateringholefoundation.org), created by Alex Beard in support of conservation efforts. The foundation is dedicated to saving endangered wildlife and preserving the earth’s remaining wilderness.

 

 

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“Nidus Factio,” mixed media,by  Caitlin McCormack

About the “WILD” Artists:

 

 

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Pottery by Ronald Shaw

 

 

Diane Arrieta (aka Birds are nice)

Diane Arrieta works as the art/science outreach coordinator at Jupiter library at Florida Atlantic University. Her latest body of work deals with the relationships humans have with the environment. Often much of her work deals with social issues relating to women and children.

 

 

 

Alex Beard

New Orleans-based Alex Beard is a painter and illustrator, adventurer, best-selling author, world traveler, animal conservationist and now filmmaker. He has emerged as one of his generations most creative, prolific and accomplished artists.

 

 

Ellen Jewett

Ellen was born in Markham Ontario. She took to shaping three dimensional forms naturally at a young age.  In 2007 Ellen completed her post-secondary honors degree in Anthropology and Fine Art at McMaster University.  By the time she presented her thesis, Ellen’s academic and artistic interests in the biological where intrinsically interwoven. Her sculptures are being featured in public and private collections worldwide.

 

 

 

Elizabeth Jordan

From the Artist Statement: “…Beauty is subjective, and perfection in nature is frequently surprising. My work isn’t beautiful in a traditional sense. It has its own unique beauty, which may seem dark, but it isn’t without humor. My connection to nature, the earth, the beauty and grimness of the world are some of the topics of my studio conversations. In nature, there is no sentimentality about life and death; life is temporal and fragile. My work exists in the same place, in that I attempt to create objects that are both vulnerable and powerful. “

 

 

 

 

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Mixed media by Ernesto Kunde

 

Ernesto Kunde

Miami has long been a complex, tangled landscape which continues to intrigue and beguile over four generations of visual artists. For Brazilian-born Ernesto Kunde, transforming the mangroves, wild birds, and crackled Deco architecture into a physically viable format is a simple process. He displays a keen eye for interpreting his tropical surroundings maintaining a colloquial tone: the vital elements of Miami as a natural and urban biosphere are omnipresent for Kunde, appearing on cuts of canvas, found wood and corrugated aluminum. He infuses his work with a Pop Art sensibility, choosing highly saturated, contrasting tones with completely opaque shadow.

 

 

Caitlin McCormack

From the Artist Statement: “The act of stiffening intricately crocheted cotton string with glue produces material that is structurally similar to delicate bone tissue. The string utilized in this process can be viewed as the basic cellular unit of fabrication, and by implementing media and practices inherited from my relatives, both living and deceased, I aim to generate emblems of my diminishing bloodline, embodied by each organism’s skeletal remains. The material out of which my work is composed acts as an alchemical conduit between the garment and the clothesline; it acknowledges the latter as a symbol of the ancestry and familiar bonds which have greatly informed my work…”

 

 

 

Magnus Sebastian

From the Artist Statement: “I use mannequins in most of my work as they tend to be an idealized expression of the human form. I fill them with innards made of the cast off pieces of technology that we take for granted and discard every day. In so doing I try to show that we are becoming soulless as we rampantly ingest technology – we still look human but have taken on a colder, more mechanized persona…”

 

 

 

Ronald Shaw

Ronald Shaw received his BA from UCF. He relocated to South Florida and began working at Rare Earth Gallery. Ron maintains two distinct bodies of work, a functional soda or wood fire line of pottery and a sculptural line combining multiple clay bodies and firing methods coupled with various living and organic elements.

 

 

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“The Wave,” painting by Alex Beard

 

 

Jonathan Stein

Jonathan is a conceptual artist from the Bronx whose expertise includes sculpture, painting, installation, photography, and video installation.  His work makes social statements all the while sparkling with hand-placed Swarovski Crystals.  His influences include Andy Warhol, Judith Leiber, and John Waters, and he says of himself, “I am a lover of all things campy and kitsch.”

 

 

Chad Steve

From the Artist Statement: “…My ceramic surfaces are intended to look as though they had been well used and then abandoned. Worn, chipped, and saturated with stains the visual aesthetic of my sculptures have a patina of apparent use that serves to unify the overall aesthetic of a moment captured in time, arriving at a feeling of nostalgia. My work celebrates the questioning of objects and the rediscovering of moments in the past. As an artist I am driven by a desire to evoke meaningful and significant memories, wonder, and curiosity within all my viewers.”

 

 

 

Carlton Scott Sturgill

Brooklyn based Scott Sturgill is best known for his painting, paint chip mosaics, and floral sculptures. From the Artist Statement: “Inspired by the bedroom communities of the Midwest, my work examines the conflict between our need to push our individual sexual boundaries and our desire to appear as ambassadors of a white-picket-fence America… My paintings, sculptures and mosaics use the vernacular of the American heartland to scratch the surface of suburban pretense, exploring the compulsion to veil ourselves behind the facade of a commoditized version of the American Dream.”

 

 

 

Carin Wagner

Carin Wagner is an award-winning South Florida artist, born in Norfolk, Virginia. Wagner works predominately in oil on canvas, with a message of environmental protection at its core. She has exhibited throughout the U.S., including shows at the Sherry French Gallery, the Silvia Wald, Po Kim Gallery in New York, the Lawrence Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach, and the Lighthouse ArtCenter. Museum shows include the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art, the Coral Springs Museum of Art, and the Boca Raton Museum of Art.

 

 

 

 

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“Juxtapose in Black” by Karla Walter, Sculpture

Karla Walter

From the Artist Statement: “As an artist, it is important to recognize a message and seize that moment. Crows are messengers, omens for change. Several personal encounters with crows have compelled me to express my personal creativity through this messenger. This body of work explores the similarities between the social interactions among crows and that of humans. To know the crow is to know ourselves…”

 

 

 

Old School Square:

 

Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Celebrating 25 years as the community’s gathering place, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (formerly known as the Vintage Gymnasium, c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The Creative Arts School (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography, writing and performance classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit OldSchoolSquare.org.

Follow the Cornell Museum of Art on Twitter and Instagram, @DBCornellMuseum.

Follow Old School Square/Delray Center for the Arts on Facebook.com/DBCenterForArts and Twitter/@DBCenterForArts.

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Howard Alan Events Kicks Off 2016 With Las Olas Art Fair Part I January 9th & 10th

Howard Alan Events kicks off the New Year with the 28th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I on January 9th & 10th. Over 250 local & national artists will share their original art in a wide variety of media and styles.  There will be a Free Art Giveaway of a 2016 signed and framed Art Fair Poster featuring the work of Pendragon Miranda. Admission is free and open to the public. Located in Fort Lauderdale,  Las Olas Boulevard between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue, will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery. The Rickie Report shares the details and introduces artists Larry Brown, Julie Keaten-Reed and Timothy Sullivan. Stay tuned for Olas Art Fair Part II has been scheduled for April 2 – 3, 2016 as part of an exciting spring line-up of festivals produced by Howard Alan Events.

 

 

 

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28th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I

Saturday, January 9

&

Sunday, January 10

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 Local Community and the Las Olas Association

Free and open to the public

 

 

On January 9 – 10, 2016, 28th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I takes place. Las Olas Boulevard, between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue, will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery with original artwork and affordable gift items by more than 250 artists from the U.S. Enjoy eclectic art displays, live music and a free art giveaway.  Free and open to the public.  

 

 

 

The 2016 Las Olas Art Fair collectors’ edition poster featuring the work of Pendragon Miranda will be available for purchase at the art show. The painting titled “Welcome to Las Olas” that inspired this year’s poster was selected from dozens of submissions. Miranda, a native of El Salvador, used bold colors and a mix of Naif and Fauvism to bring to life his interpretation of Las Olas Boulevard. Festival patrons will have the opportunity to win a signed framed copy of the poster by registering for the giveaway; no purchase will be necessary to participate. The poster will also be available for purchase onsite at the booth located across from the Cheesecake Factory on S.E. 6th Avenue and will be priced at $10.

 

 

LARRY BROWN

 

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Elegantly sculpted wood lamps with handmade shades

http://thelarrybrownstudio.com/page10348.htm

 

 

 

Larry Brown shares, “Combining function with artistic expression has always had an attraction for me. My profound love and connection with nature has always influenced my work. As a child, my favorite experiences happened out in the woods. I remember climbing high up in swaying trees and just hanging in the branches, moving in the wind. At home watching my father make items in his wood shop, and then trying to emulate him, influenced my desire to become a craftsman and creator. My objective is to create heirloom pieces which will be around for generations”.

 

 

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Elegantly sculpted wood lamps with handmade shades

http://thelarrybrownstudio.com/page10348.htm

 

 

Art enthusiasts will be able to leisurely stroll through the exhibits and engage the artists to gain a better understanding of the artistic process and the inspiration for the unique works of art on display and for sale. The artistic media will include paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage and mixed media. In addition, casual shoppers will find a variety of unique handmade gift items and functional art.

 

 

JULIE KEATEN-REED

 

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Julie Keaten-Reed
http://www.juliekeatenreed.com/Asset.asp?AssetID=15913&AKey=ABQTA3LR

 

Julie Keaten-Reed’s journey to her art was unconventional, and her paintings show the unique combination of Western and Asian design elements. She shares, “My art education began at an early age, being surrounded by my grandmother’s works, Carley Craig.  She was a lifelong artist and a master of diverse media and genres.Growing up immersed in this creative milieu I developed a sensitivity to aesthetics and an appreciation of form, color and line.  The conflicting impulses of following the Asian art aesthetic which I admire so much and the desire to explore themes from my Western art heritage led to a blend of styles and techniques I use today”.

 

 

 

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Julie Keaten-Reed
http://www.juliekeatenreed.com/Asset.asp?AssetID=15913&AKey=ABQTA3LR

 

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
  • 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
  • Commemorative Festival Posters ($10) & T-shirts ($15) for sale at booth located across from Cheesecake Factory
  • Free Art Giveaway – featuring a signed framed festival poster
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Las Olas Association

 

 

 

TIMOTHY SULLIVAN

 

 

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Timothy Sullivan
http://www.creeksidepottery.com/about/

 

 

 

Timothy Sullivan shares, “I received my BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University in ceramics and painting in 1972, and my MFA in ceramics from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago in 1975. The 2001 Great Gulfcoast Art Festival was the first festival I attended, and the first time that I had shown work of any kind since the late 1970s. After graduation I had part-time jobs and maintained various studios working with mixed-media sculpture, wood, or clay. From 1983 to late 2000, I stopped working as an artist or craftsman and was entirely focused on a career in IT, holding jobs as varied as typewriter repairman, computer sales, manager, ComputerLand franchisee, network engineer, and IT executive. In October of 2000, I made the decision to return to clay, and pursue a full time career as a potter”.

 

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Timothy Sullivan
http://www.creeksidepottery.com/about/

 

 

 

 

 

“I have no regrets over the years that I spent in business. Much of that time was exciting and rewarding, and I learned many things which I believe have helped me significantly as a potter/designer craftsman. I learned to appreciate an elegant solution to a complex problem, and how to approach the technical hurdles that are so frequent in ceramics, and I learned patience. While the financial benefits from Corporate America can be significant, this work that I do now provides me with a different set of rewards, which feel more lasting and more meaningful. I am continually delighted when I see my customers and they tell me how much the work means to them, or how much they have enjoyed having it in their lives. It’s not enough to simply make work and put it in a corner, it must be shared”.

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), Alexandria King Street Art Festival (Alexandria, VA), 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.

Howard Alan Event page:
http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/las-olas-art-fair-part-I
https://www.facebook.com/events/576831645794396/

 

 

 

 

For additional information on the 28th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I 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:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

New Year’s Weekend Craft Festival Returns To Downtown Delray Beach December 26 & 27

The 9th Annual Downtown Delray Beach New Year’s Weekend Craft Festival takes place on December 26 – 27, 2015.  Featuring 100 leading crafters from throughout the U.S. and their finest work including original handmade crafts, functional art and affordable gift items. Walk along this outdoor marketplace at the intersection of 4th Avenue & Atlantic Avenue, spanning ½ mile of 4th Avenue, north and south of Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach. The artistic media include folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry, wall hangings, ceramics, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products. This event is FREE to the public and a portion of proceeds will Support the Arts, the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority and the Local Economy.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details and introduce you to three of the exhibitors: Simon Cherkasski (mixed media sculpture), Mel Hamrick (wood) and Inna Schoeler (wearable fiber art).

 

 

 

 

9th Annual Downtown Delray Beach

New Year’s Weekend Craft Festival

 

 

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December 26 – 27, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

Intersection of Atlantic Avenue and 4th Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach
(North and south of Atlantic Avenue, spanning ½ mile of NE & SE 4th Avenues)

Navigational Address: 330 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483

Affordable Crafts – Functional Art – Unique Gift Items – Live Music

Support the Arts, the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority and the Local Economy

Free and open to the public!

 

 

 

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“Gray Goose” by Simon Cherkasski

http://www.cherkasski.com/?portfolio=about-s-cherkasski

Simon Cherasski creates artistry in numerous media, including  copper sculpture, monochromatic acrylics, felt collages plus rock and steel, as seen here.

 

 

 

 

On December 26 and 27, 2015, the 9th Annual Downtown Delray Beach New Year’s Weekend Craft Festival takes place. It features 100 leading crafters from throughout the U.S. and their finest work including original handmade crafts, functional art and affordable gift items. The event takes place at  the intersection of 4th Avenue & Atlantic Avenue, spanning ½ mile of 4th Avenue, north and south of Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach. The artistic media include folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry, wall hangings, ceramics, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products. Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

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“Nature’s Way” by  Mel Hamrick

http://www.reminiscinginwood.biz

 

Mel is a Fretwork and Mixed Media Artist who creates wooden portraits on a scroll saw by hand. All  designs are her own original creations. She adds other elements to her work such as inlaid stained glass, acrylic painted backgrounds, and pyrography classifying some pieces as Mixed Media as well.

 

 

The Downtown Delray Beach New Year’s Weekend Craft Festival, December 26 – 27, is American Craft Endeavor’s final show of the year in South Florida. Eclectic displays of handmade crafts, functional art, and unique gift items will line N.E. & S.E. 4th Avenues, just north and south of Atlantic Boulevard, in Downtown Delray Beach.

 

 

 

 

 

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“Solar Flare” by Inna Schoeler

 http://www.foxxychique.com/about.html

Inna creates unique handmade luxury knitwear and accessories. Her innovative approach updates the traditional techniques of knitting, crochet and weaving, while blending the finest yarns together to create distinctive twenty-first century clothing.

 

 

 

Festival patrons will have the opportunity to explore the work of the finest skilled crafters in the country. Prices will be set to suit all budgets and will range from as little as $3 to $3,000.  A portion of the proceeds benefits the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

 

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“Symphony” by Simon Cherkasski

http://www.cherkasski.com/?portfolio=about-s-cherkasski

American Craft Endeavors and Howard Alan Events produce many art and craft festivals in Downtown Delray Beach each year including the city’s signature Festival of the Arts which takes place in January as well as the Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival in addition to many craft shows at various locations around town.

 

 

 

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“Predator”  by Mel Hamrick

http://www.reminiscinginwood.biz/?page_id=15

 

 

 

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  

 

 

 

 

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“Aquarius” by  Inna Schoeler

http://www.foxxychique.com/about.html

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 the 9th Annual Downtown Delray Beach New Year’s Weekend Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors 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:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Friends Of Jonathan Dickinson State Park Announce Call To Artists: “Floral Fusion 2016”

Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park announce an exciting event and opportunity to sell your art!  The Rickie Report shares this Call to Artists for “Floral Fusion2016”.  The theme is: flowers or flower arrangements. The event consists of two parts:  A flower show January 15-17, 2016, consisting of live orchids and floral exhibits plus a show of 2D and 3D art works from January 15 – February 28th.  The exhibit takes place in the gallery of the Elsa Kimbell Environmental Education and Research Center in the Park. ATTENTION ART and FLOWER LOVERS!  Mark Your Calendars! 

 

 

“FLORAL FUSION 2016”

 

CALL TO ARTISTS 

Friends Of Jonathan Dickinson State Park 

Announce

An Exciting Event and Opportunity To Sell Your Artwork!

 

 

 

THE EVENT WILL CONSIST OF

TWO PARTS:

 

A Flower Show January 15-17, 2016

Consisting of Live Orchids and Floral Exhibits

 

A show of 2D(painting, photography, mixed media) and 3D (sculpture, glass) art work

 

 

Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Display takes place at the Gallery of the Elsa Kimbell Environmental Education and Research Center in the Park from January 15–February 28, 2016.

16450 Southeast Federal Highway      Hobe Sound, FL 33455

 

 

DETAILS

 

 

  • All work submitted must have a floral theme depicting flowers and/or floral arrangements.
  • Work may be impressionistic as long as a floral theme is clearly discernible.
  • Work will be juried to ensure consistency with quality, theme, showing space, and acceptability within the park’s family-oriented, natural environment.
  • Entry fees and registration for two and three dimensional art is $20 per artist for up to three (3) and $5 for each additional work.
  • Fees must be paid at https://floralfusion2016.eventbrite.com.
  • An image of the work submitted for show must be received electronically by December 28, 2015.
  • Images should be in JPG format and sized 72ppi and between 800ppi and 1000ppi on the longest side). Maximum size 4 MB. Improperly sized images will not be considered.
  • Images submitted via email should be addressed to  friendsjdsp@gmail.com.
  • Images should be labeled last name first name_entry number_image title. The image title is the title on the entry form.
    example: doejohn_1_birds.jpg.
  • Submissions must be accompanied by registration and release forms if required.
  • Accepted two dimensional works must be framed and be wired for hanging.
  • Sawtooth hangers will not be accepted.
  • 3D art must be accompanied by the proper display.
  • 20% of the sale price of work sold is donated to the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (donations are tax deductible.)
  • Artists will be notified if their work is selected by December 31.
  • If accepted, work can be delivered starting January 1 and up to January 12 to the Kimbell Center between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Park entry fee will be waived for artists if only dropping off artwork.
  • Art work that portrays recognizable people must be accompanied by a photo/model release form.
  • Artists are responsible for all financial arrangements and delivery of artwork to buyers.

 

 

 

For more information:

Contact the Kimbell Center, 561-745-5551 or email friendsjdsp@gmail.com.

Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Kimbell Center, 16450 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Howard Alan Events’ Signature Fall Art Festival Returns To Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend

Art enthusiasts and holiday shoppers alike will marvel at the array of original art, handcrafted unique gift items and eclectic displays representing a wide variety of artistic media when the Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival returns November 28 & 29. This Signature Fall event coordinated by Howard Alan  has been ranked among the 100 Best Fine Art and Design Shows in America by Sunshine Artist magazine and features leading local and national artists. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority. Admission is free and open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of fiber artist, Ricki Levine; glass artist, Jan Kirchhof, and Hayley Zimmass’ whimsical ceramics.  This is a great alternative to shopping in a crowded mall and a chance to meet the artists who create what they are selling!

 

 

16th Annual

Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival

 

 

Saturday & Sunday

November 28 – 29

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

 

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Intersection of 4th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach  (Along NE & SE 4th Avenue, north and south of Atlantic Avenue)

 

Navigational Address: 330 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483

 

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority

 

November 28 & 29, 2015, the 16th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival. Unique gift ideas for alternative holiday shopping. 200 artists from the US will transform 4th Avenue, intersecting Atlantic Avenue, in Downtown Delray Beach into an outdoor art gallery with original fine artwork on display and for sale. The artistic media include paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and mixed media. Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.  Free and Open to the Public.

 

 

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“Lady” by Hayley Zimmass

 

 

Hayley Zimmass, Ceramics

Pine Ridge, FL

http://blog.artfestival.com/2014/09/zimmass-hayley/

 

 

 

Hayley tells The Rickie Report, “I have been making whimsical clay figures since 1988. I try to make them fun for the buyers and fun for them and their friends to look at. The artwork has expanded over the last 26 years as I have tried new ideas and perfected new methods”.

 

 

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“Dogs” by Hayley Zimmass

 

 

 

“New artwork is always coming into my head and new techniques for making it more whimsical and more fun are a constant, ongoing process. My bright colors are a signature part of my work, as is the blending of those colors through my airbrush techniques”.

 

 

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“Fish” by Hayley Zimmass

“The figures are all sculpted from blocks of clay. They are then fired in one of my kilns to harden them. Then the colors are applied, and back into the kiln again up to a bit over 1800 degrees. Then the clear glaze is applied and the figures are again fired in the kiln to get the finished artwork”.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kaleidoscope by Jan Kirschhof

Jan Kirchhof, Glass and Gourds

Parkland, FL 
http://www.almoststarvingartist.com

 

Jan tells The Rickie Report,”I have always been a crafty sort of person but did not begin my ‘art’ career until I was in my 40s, and then, it was by accident”… A girlfriend wanted to take a class in stained glass but didn’t want to go alone, so I signed up too. Little did I know that six weeks later I would be hooked! There was so much to learn that I became an apprentice, and then took a job in a commercial glass studio. In the next five years I was fortunate to work on many varied and interesting projects as well as to teach classes. 

 

 

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Kaleidoscope by Jan Kirschhof

 

 

 

“Now I work from my home studios in Parkland, Florida and Dahlonega, Georgia doing private commissions, as well as creating inventory for the shows I participate in each year”. In addition to traditional stained glass in the lead and copper foil methods, Jan specializes in what is known as an “overlay” process. By creating a silhouette image from metal and affixing it to a piece of glass, she attains a great deal of detail in a cost effective way.

 

 

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Decorative Glass by Jan Kirchhof

Jan goes on to share, “The gourd art came about, again, by accident. While shopping in a home furnishing store I chanced upon what I thought was a beautiful rustic vase. It turned out to be a gourd. I bought it and after much contemplation I decided “well shoot, I can do this”.

 

 

 

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Gourd Art by Jan Kirchhof

 

 

 

She hunted down some gourds (not easy to find in south Florida) and began her journey. “A lot of what I know about gourd art has come from books and trial and error. The finer techniques I have learned in workshops from artists involved in the Florida Gourd Society. I am currently a member of the American, Florida, and Georgia Gourd Societies”.

 

 

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Hand Knit by Ricki Levine

 

 

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Marco Island, FL
http://rickisknits.com

 

Ricki Levine shares, “After retirement from a career in the Computer Industry, boredom set in! I began knitting, a skill I had learned as a child. I was enthralled by the changes in the yarns and colors – and they inspired me to create my own designs. When I was out in one of my creations, people would ask to purchase one–I was amazed to discover that I had creative talent when I had only exercised the mechanical side of my brain during my career”!

 

 

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Hand Knit by Ricki Levine

 

 

Ricki’s Knits are all original creations, hand knitted by her. Ricki’s products include jackets, shawls, ponchos, scarves, capes and caplets. Each unique garment is a combination of 25 yarns of different textures and colors that blend together to create a unique piece of fiber art. “My color sense and attention to detail allow me to produce designs that are both fashionable and artistic. Currently, I am in several Florida boutiques in Naples, Sanibel Island, and Coral Gables, and display my work at the Howard Alan events in South Florida. I’m not bored anymore”!

 

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Hand Knit by Ricki Levine

 

As Ricki’s husband says, “Every woman looks better when they wear one of my wife’s garments”! (She tells us, “Obviously he is extremely prejudiced, but I hope you will enjoy wearing my designs as much as I enjoy creating them for you”).

 

 

This art show is a perfect setting for shoppers eager to kick off the season and get a jump-start on their holiday shopping while exploring the diverse art displays and avoiding the hectic and crowded malls. Festival patrons will have the opportunity to explore the original work of more than 200 of the finest artists in the country that have been selected from hundreds of applicants. The jury process ensures exhibits of quality work with broad appeal and prices that will be suitable to many budgets. The artists will be set up along 4th Avenue, one block north and south of Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach.

 

 

Information At-A-Glance:

 

  • 16th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival
    November 28 & 29, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Intersection of 4th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach
    (Along NE & SE 4th Avenue, north and south of Atlantic Avenue)
    Navigational Address: 330 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483
  • Free Admission
  • Produced by Howard Alan Events
  • Juried outdoor art showcase
  • Original Art Handmade in America
    200 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists are hand-selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists are on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 

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About Howard Alan Events:

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.

 

 

 

For additional information on the 16th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit http://www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

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