Armory Art Salon Features Jo Ann Nava, Contemporary Folk Artist

ART SALONS at the ARMORY ART CENTER in West Palm Beach are a gathering place for artists throughout the region. Each month from October to May, Art Salons offer presentations by professional artists whose artwork is being shown in museums and galleries in South Florida. Presenters show their work, talk about their influences, and explore the work of artists showing in museums and galleries. Stimulating discussions follow, led by Coordinator, Elle Shorr. The public is invited to “Bad Children Blessed Beasts” with Jo Ann Nava, Contemporary Folk Artist, on Tuesday, November 1st.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.







1700 Parker Avenue West Palm Beach, Florida 33401






TUESDAY, November 1, 2016

6:30 -8:30 pm





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



armoryartsalonjoannnavashovelingwithboo341874w600“Shoveling With Boo” by Jo Ann Nava

Jo Ann Nava calls herself a Contemporary Folk Artist. She says “My art is an appreciation of the simple daily experience and the rituals we create to celebrate and validate our existence”, about ” milk and nurturing, the affirmation of birth and the rituals we celebrate, the sanctity of wildlife and the reverence of aging”. She was born and raised in the South Bronx, New York, which she describes as “ akin to living in a John Sloan painting; with fire escapes, clothes lines and stick ball”. She discovered the world of art through visits to the Metropolitan and Natural History Museums with her mother, and then in Chicago, spending time at the Art Institute and the Field Museum, where she “developed a mutual admiration for contemporary artists and ancient artisans”. Both came into play when she moved to South Florida in 1981 and began designing textiles, murals and faux finishes for the interior design trade.



“Light The Candles” by Jo Ann Nava (Photo Courtesy of


As head artist and designer for Surface Art Inc., her hand painted textiles graced the homes and businesses of prominent private and commercial clients. For 15 years she was the resident artist for Twist Nightclub of Miami, where she transformed the South Beach hot spot each year with themes such as Pompeii, Picasso, Pollack, Tibetan temple, the Audubon Room and ancient Greek pottery painting. The combination of studying these many masters and years spent restoring and reproducing milk paint finishes for 18th century Swedish furniture heavily influenced materials used in her contemporary art. Her palette and application are instantly recognizable.



“Walk The Plank” by Jo Ann Nava


Jo Ann has been showing her work in South Florida since the early 1980’s. In her first solo exhibition, “Cookies & Milk”, in Fort Lauderdale in 2006, familiar images were simplified and oversized. Milk, she notes, is the unifying human experience, which spans all times and cultures. Her next series, “Happy Birthday to You and You’, continued the theme of life affirming innocence with large paintings of candle lit cakes and a sculptural installation of children celebrating together. “Living Treasures”, her paintings of older vital Americans, were done with milk paints, house paints and varnishes used in furniture painting and murals to give the work an old world palette. House paint as a medium, she says, brings a harmony to the eye of what we see in our environment.



“Peace Be With You” by Jo Ann Nava


Jo Ann recently relocated to Lake Worth, and had a solo exhibition at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in January, 2016. She now has a retrospective show of 30 years of work at Coral Springs Museum of Art, through November 19, 2016.

For more information about Jo Ann Nava, please visit:



“Crow Funeral” by Jo Ann Nava



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

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





Our discussions cover the gamut of contemporary art themes, including conceptual, cultural, socio/political, environmental, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and where we fit into the world of contemporary conceptual art. Art Salons also offer the opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, enhance professional development, share useful resources, and network with other artists. Elle Schorr, a well known artist / photographer who spends much of her time at museums and art exhibits locally and internationally, has been facilitating the salons, hosted by the Armory Art Center, since 2012. All are welcome to join in these timely explorations of trends in contemporary art and individual artists’ work.







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Continuum WPB Arts Extends Deadline To Artists And Kicks Off VIP Black Tie And Sneaker Event

CONTINUUM WPB Arts is a temporary pop-up art exhibition and event in the Arts & Entertainment Downtown area of West Palm Beach, Florida that is coordinated & curated by A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers LLC (ATB) from January 19 – January 28, 2017. ATB will be working with the ArtSynergy to create an exhibition in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach during the week of ArtPalmBeach (January 19-23) with the purpose of attracting national and international art buyers to appreciate and acquire regional art.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges all artists to consider applying!  ART PATRONS: MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Thursday, January 19!






CONTINUUM save the date card front


The Opening Night for CONTINUUM WPB:

V.I.P. Black Tie and Sneaker Charity Affair

Thursday, January 19, 2017

7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

The event is to benefit a charity (TBA)

Due to Hurricane Matthew
NOVEMBER 6, 2016



Annett Meyer’s Artwork at Continuum 2016









Call to artists for Sneaker Art




Sneakers from Continuum 2016, Photo Courtesy of Durga Garcia


The opening night for CONTINUUM WPB will be their V.I.P. Black Tie and Sneaker Charity Affair, on Wednesday, January 19, 2017 from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

The event is to benefit a charity TBA

Artists will decorate sneakers that will be auctioned at our annual silent auction during the Black Tie and Sneaker Charity Affair.

STEP FORWARD To Add Your Artistry to a pair of sneakers!



Sneakers by Anthony Burks Sr from Continuum 2016





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Meet The Artists At The Brewhouse Gallery And Enjoy Its Unique Vibe

Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting on Thursday, October 27th, in a night completely devoted to the artists with a “Meet and Greet” as The Brewhouse Gallery celebrates its  resident artists! The Brewhouse is a community art gallery and craft beer oasis! Sit back with a locally roasted coffee, specialty soda or wine. The Brewhouse is one of the most well-respected live music venues in South Florida. It’s a creative space to share ideas & get inspired. The Rickie Report shares the details, which includes information for artists to display their work and for the public to rent the facility. Stop by and see how AJ Brockman and his family have made Lake Park an arts and food destination!








720 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL 33403






Full House!


MONDAY – Closed

TUESDAY – 5 – 10 PM
3:00PM – Midnight
Noon – Midnight


Thursday, October 27th

6 – 9 pm




AJ Brockman ◊ Joseph LaPierre ◊ Family561 ◊ Craig McInnis ◊ Jasper Asher ◊ Del Foxton ◊ Ivy & Oak Tattoo ◊ Joe Weschrek ◊ Cindy Cooper ◊ Nadia Utto ◊Victor Bradford ◊ Leo Arbeznik ◊ Johnol Jones ◊ James Chambers ◊ Kevin Goff ◊ Grateful Being ◊ Phil Fung◊ Avery Porter





3D art and 2D artworks for sale at the Brewhouse Gallery


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.





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 email:





Here’s The Line Up*


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! Newcomers Always Welcome!!!! Join a team and have fun!






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.

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!









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! 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:




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“Absurd Oddities” Brings The Spirit Of The Season To Artisans On The Ave

When art is created, each artist sees a vision in what they want to make. Since Halloween is celebrated in October, Artisans On The Ave thought it was appropriate to feature the absurd and the odd pieces of art that the Gallery has to offer.  The public is invited to a Free Opening Reception on Friday, October 21st.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and details.






Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162     561-582-3300





“Absurd Oddities”

Opening Reception:
Friday, October 21, 2016
6:00 – 9:00 PM




This is a free event, refreshments will be served

Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 6pm

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue
Lake Worth, Florida 33460



“Absurd Oddities “



Gabriele Kraus

To some art must be dainty, pretty and realistic. The pieces of art that do not fit into this category have a special look all of their own. Within our 3 full gallery showrooms you will see these unique pieces of art created and featured by some of our 40 local artists.




Gin Blischei

Ceramic dolls and figurative sculptures that are kind of creepy with bizarre features and rare adornments. A metal art sculpture created with hundreds of large steel welded nails or an enormous vintage wood and wire mirror wall sculpture that reflects the onlooker in almost a hundred views as they stare at it.




Linda Manganaro






Absurd boxes that tell unique stories when you read them with your eyes. Each object within these 3D boxes seem to speak words with a tale to tell.



Joan Carew




Unnatural shaped jewelry that is wearable in a way that is not traditional with skulls and wire thorns or abstract shapes to adorn your body. Wooden sculptures that combine oddities and absurd found objects.


Victoria Rose Martin

Hand felted wool characters and creatures that seem to be following you with their eyes as you leave the gallery show room. They are so haunting they seem to come alive to your touch.
Bizarre and extreme art that appeals to the person who likes the out of the ordinary look. Definitely one-of-a-kind Absurd Oddities!!!



Amelia Costa



When you visit the 3 showrooms within our gallery you will be amazed at the selection of the exquisite art of the 40 artists the gallery features.  Visit this opening night for an evening of fun. Meet the artists!!!  Celebrate our wonderful art and enjoy yourself!




Edrian Thomidis

For more in formation about this event or becoming part of the Artisans On The Ave community please contact:

Artisans On The Ave Owners,
Betty Wilson
Linda Manganaro

630 Lake Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33460



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29th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Brings New Artists To The Scene On October 22nd and 23rd

Produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by the Las Olas Association, the Las Olas Art Fair, October 22 – 23, will feature 150 of the finest artists in the country as well as many leading locals from South Florida. Admission is free and open to the public.  The displays of original artwork will line Las Olas Boulevard from SE 6th Avenue to SE 11th Avenue. The wide array of handmade art and affordable gift items include diverse styles and media such as paintings, jewelry, pottery, photography, sculptures and much more. Exhibitors will be present for the duration of the festival and welcome the opportunity to discuss their work with art enthusiasts and potential investors. Las Olas Art Fair collectors’ edition posters will be available for purchase onsite at the festival booth located across from the Cheesecake Factory on S.E. 6th.  The Rickie Report introduces three of the artists and shares all of the details here.




29th Annual Las Olas Art Fair

October 22 – 23, 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

Support the Arts, the Local Economy, & the Las Olas Association

Free and open to the public



  • Juried first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
  • Original Artwork
  • Handmade in America
  • More than 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


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




Sip Tshun Ng


“I am Chinese but I was born in Indonesia. I grew up in a small house. Downstairs my parents manufactured noodles that we sold to both restaurants and the public. My grandparents had moved to Indonesia from China in the 1930s to try to make a better life for our family. Being immigrants, we were limited to only the ways of the native Indonesians. We were not permitted to study our heritage or our Chinese language. I spent my youth playing in the lush jungles and on the pure white sandy beaches of the Java Sea and the South Pacific. These colors and surroundings would later become the inspiration for my work”.



3D Artwork by Sip Tshun Ng



“In elementary school we were given blank paper and directed to paint whatever we wanted to. We would spend 2 hours in school or at home painting in our books. The next day, the teacher would collect our artwork and grade it.  I was fascinated by a circus book we had at home and studied the shapes of the faces and proportions of the bodies. When I took my painting of a seal with his trainer balancing a ball on his nose to school, the teacher wouldn’t believe that I had painted it myself! I painted a picture in school for him to prove that I could do it. The teacher and school were impressed but I thought, ‘I only do this for fun so it’s OK'”.



“When I wasn’t working in my father’s business after school, I was indulging my passion of painting. My art began to evolve into a pastime of cartoon illustrations. A friend who had seen my work, wrote a book and asked me to illustrate the cover.  I was happy to do it and began to do covers and illustrations for other books as well.  One of my older brothers went into the clothing manufacturing business. He liked my use of color and design, so  I began to produce designs for his clothing and it got to the point where we would get requests for my work. We sold to stores who would buy 12 dozen at a time, sell them all and come back for more! I felt happy and honored that my work was liked so much and to think I only did it for fun! It was then that I knew that art would remain the great passion of my life”.


3D Artwork by Sip Tshun Ng


“In 1998 a crisis economy swept Indonesia creating great unrest. Many of the Chinese people were the target of hatred by the native Indonesians, burning our businesses and homes. Once, we had to hide our hide in the attic of a building for 10 days until the rioting stopped. I made plans to leave Indonesia to get away from the hatred and physical assaults. I was fortunate enough to get out and find refuge in the great country of America. I now live in south Florida, where I am able to continue producing my artwork, which continues to evolve.  My sculptures reflect the simple pleasures that life affords us even amid the hustle and bustle of our daily routines. I draw my inspiration from the present as well as the past. The one constant is time. It is precious and we must live in each moment of it. While we shouldn’t worry about each minute passing, we should be mindful of it and appreciate the whole spectrum of experiences that come with it. Enjoy your journey!”




Roy Rodriguez




Artwork by Roy Rodriguez



Born in Cuba in 1967, Roy discovered his passion for art at an early age. Started his art studies at “Casa de la Cultura” in Havana, Cuba where he later exhibited at the age of seventeen. Accepted in San Alejandro School of Art in Havana, he later left the country, arriving in Miami, Fl in 1985 and continued studies in different art fields. However, Roy is adamant that he is a self-taught individual who has been schooled in the techniques of the great contemporary masters. He seeks his own aesthetic vocabulary and imagination in the use of color and texture to create a sultry palette. “There is something that fascinates me about colors and I love to use it on my canvas. I’m always searching for a rich and translucent texture, obtained through various material and tools that has allowed me to enjoy my mixed medias, acrylics and oils paintings in the pursuit of achieving my subject matter of the woman’s figure and architectural landscape”.


ROY, 4/28/16, 11:27 AM, 16C, 6750x8345 (0+312), 112%, Default Settin, 1/8 s, R75.2, G50.0, B68.9

Artwork by Roy Rodriguez



Using his childhood memories of Cuba, Roy Rodriguez, passionately projects the hedonistic reality of his native island utilizing vibrant colors and exploring the exotic. His work has been exhibited in galleries, cultural events and has been featured in television programs and magazines. Roy is an active community leader who is in the process of creating a new innovative concept to merge social media with art by teaching his techniques to other people with Social Painting.







Paola Gallardo




Painting by Paola Gallardo


Florida – based artist, Paola Gallardo, was born in Bogota, Colombia in the early 70’s. At  age 4 her family moved to Spain. Paola studied art starting with black and white media at the age of 12 at Jose Joaquin’s Studio in Zaragoza, Spain. She explored other techniques at Goymar School of Arts in Madrid, and Graffito and charcoal at Artaquio Studio after she graduated. Paola splashed onto the art scene in the early 90’s and worked as a private teacher for almost 8 years. She enjoyed blending her artistic European influence with the Latin-American artistic movement through collaborations with different artists in Colombia. While living there, she also worked as a tutor for portraiture at El Gorgojo studio. She is always embracing color and texture, which is evident everywhere in her pieces. Her artwork has been on exhibit in Galleries in Spain, Colombia, New Mexico, Fort Lauderdale and Miami.



Painting by Paola Gallardo


“My artwork communicates with the viewer in a special way. It is what you see and what it makes you feel. Emotions, reactions and even memories. My figurative artwork is part of who I am as a human, and it also becomes part of the viewer’s identity. Today, using oils, and other media, I create my own unique style of art focusing on portraying human identity; I look for the genuine expression of color, shapes, texture and detail to bring it to the audience in the most natural way”.



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 33 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 Festival (Alexandria, VA), the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), the 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.

For additional information on the 29th Annual Las Olas Art Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit or call 561-746-6615.






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Boca Arts Center 1st Annual Juried Art Festival Calls For 2D, 3D Artists, Musicians With No Application Fee

The Boca Arts Center announces it First Annual Juried Arts Festival Show and Sale on December 10th.  This one-day event will feature art of all types, including 2D and 3D art, plus performing artists.  The Rickie Report shares the details, reminding ART PATRONS to MARK THE DATE and ARTISTS to APPLY By November 15th.  This is a Free event, open to the public.  Artists: There is NO Application fee!  There will be a special “Winners” Gallery Show at the Boca Arts Center through the month of December, with a FREE Public RECEPTION on Sunday, December 18th.  The Rickie Report shares the details







 Boca Arts Center

1st Annual Juried Art Festival Show and Sale

Saturday, December 10, 2016

10 am – 5 pm

Free Admission, Open to the Public

Located in the heart of Boca at  I-95 and Palmetto Park Road



This Event Continues At:




Free, Public Reception

“Meet the Winners”  

Sunday December 18    1-3 pm




Artists, sculptors, jewelry artisans, photographers, glass artisans, crafts and musicians may also apply to perform and sell their CD’s

This will be an advertised event with food trucks and live music

For more information call Talin: 561-573-0123



Entry Fee: FREE

Submit two samples via email to

Spaces: 10’x10′ You will need your own tent, chairs, and table

Important Dates to Remember:

Registration Deadline Tuesday November 15 2016. (form sent via email:
Booth Setup: Saturday December 10, 2016 from 6am-9am
Winners in each category will be announced at 6pm.
All Booths must be cleared, cleaned up, all trash and debris removed, and all artwork removed by 8pm the day of the show.

Before entering artwork, entrants need to read and understand contest rules:


Winners’ Show:

If your entry wins any Award, it is eligible and will be taken to the Winner’s Show in Boca Arts Center Gallery. Entrants must specify if entries should not be taken to this show.

The show will be held during the month of December 2016.
A reception will be held celebrating the winners and show Sunday December 18 from 1pm-3pm. Please plan to attend. The public is encouraged to attend.

Info you need to know:


For installation and identification purposes, all pieces must include the title of the work, category entered and your name in the upper right hand corner on the back side.
Special attention should always be paid to the presentation of your art work.


The Boca Arts Center and or Talin’s Studio are not responsible for loss or damage of any artwork. Any work deemed inappropriate Boca Arts Center and or Talin’s Studio standards will not be displayed.

Divisions and Categories for 1st Annual Boca Arts Show and Festival:


  • Visual Art: Cartoon/Comics, Digital Art, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Watercolor and 3-Dimensional/Sculpture.
  • Artisan Crafts: Crochet/Knitting/Needlework, Quilts, Jewelry, Pottery and Wildcard (for entries that don’t fit anywhere else in this division.)
  • Photography: Action, Animals, Black and White, Landscapes, Cityscapes, Light, Elements of Design, Macro, Northwestern Campus Life, People, Plants and Wildcard (for entries that don’t fit anywhere else in this division.) Special Photography Category is “13.” Open to interpretation – depict the number 13 in some manner to help NAS celebrate the 13th annual art show.


An audio sample of your work needs to be emailed to: along with your instrument and or vocal information.

You will be scheduled to perform live the day of the Festival.

Please plan on having your flyers, business cards and of course your CD’s for sale!


Boca Arts Center’s 1st Annual Art Show Entry Form

Please fill out the form below to enter:

The Boca Arts Center and Talin’s Studio are not responsible for loss or damage of any artwork.


To Enter to have a 10’x10’ booth at the BAC Art Show and Festival, there is no charge.

If you are accepted, the charge for the space is $125.00
10% of all of your sales the day of the show will go to Boca Arts Center.\
Each artist must supply their own tent, chairs, display items, tables, and anything needed to display and sell your work.



Date Entry Form Submitted*  _____/_____/_____

Entrant’s Name ____________________________
Address (Street) _______________________________________________

 City:_____________________________      State:_____      Zip Code:___________

Phone Number _(______)___________________

Email Address ___________________________________

Your entry confirmation will be sent via email.


Please choose which area you are competing in:

Please number each line and provide: Your name, the name of the Division, Category, the title of your art piece and what size it is. (Example: Jan Smith 1. Photography, Landscape, “Snow,” 8×10 2. Drawings, “Cat,” 16×20)


  • Remember, all photos must be at least 5×7 and should be matted/mounted. \
  • No frames.
  • You may only enter two items per category. (See rules for exception on entry number for Paintings and Watercolor)
  • No art piece may be cross-entered in multiple categories.
  • Categories within Visual Arts Division include Cartoon/Comics, Digital Art, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Watercolor and 3-Dimensional/Sculpture.
  • Categories in Artisan Crafts Division include Crochet/Knitting/Needlework, Quilts, Jewelry, Pottery and a Wildcard category for entries that don’t fit anywhere else in this division.
  • The Photography Division categories include Action, Animals, Black and White, Cityscapes, Landscapes, Light, Elements of Design, Macro, People, Plants and Wildcard category for entries that don’t fit anywhere else in the Photography Division. Special Photography Category is “13.” Open to interpretation – depict the number 13 in some manner to help BAC celebrate the annual art show.




Permission Signature _________________________

Yes ____

No  ____


By choosing “YES,” you agree that you have read and understand all rules, information, requirements, category descriptions, etc., for entering Boca Arts Center Art Show and Festival, and agree to terms that Boca Arts Center and Talin’s Studio are not held responsible for any damages or loss to artwork. If you choose “NO,” your artwork will not be displayed.


Winners’ Show Permission*

Yes ___
No ___


By choosing “YES,” if your artwork receives any prize, you will allow your artwork to be moved to the Winners’ Show In Boca Arts Center Gallery.


By choosing “NO,” your winning artwork will not be taken and you will pick it up at the end of the show on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 6pm.
Are you Currently enrolled in art classes at Boca Arts Center?
Would you like Visual Art Program Information?
Have you taken Visual Art Classes? If so, please describe in a few paragraphs:


If you are a professional teacher in the arts and are interested in bringing your classes to Boca Arts Center, please let us know what type of class you would like to teach, your fee, and approximate days and times.



Please email this application to:
or if you prefer to mail:

Boca Arts Center
Att: Talin Lyman, Art Director
2 SW 12th Avenue
Boca Raton, Fl 33486




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National Association Of Women Artists (NAWA) Invites Public To “Blazing New Trails: Women And Discovery” Juried Exhibit At Marco Island Center For The Arts

The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), the oldest women’s fine art organization in the country has been blazing new trails since its inception in 1889. The Florida Chapter, the first regional chapter in the country, presents a multi-media exhibition hosted by the Marco Island Center for the Arts. The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Tuesday, November 8th. The Juried exhibit is Open to the Public from October 31 through November 29th. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.







National Association of Women Artists, Inc.  (NAWA)

Our history is our Future…Be a part of it!



“Blazing New Trails: Women and Discovery”
A Multimedia Juried Exhibition


Opening Reception:

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

5:30 – 7:00 pm




Exhibit runs

Monday, October 31 through Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016


Marco Island Center for the Arts
1010 Winterberry Drive    Marco Island, FL 34145
Phone: 239-394-4221


nawaoct2016kathryn-pochalmost-evening-oil-on-canvas-24-x-20Kathryn Pochalmost, “Evening” oil-on-canvas




The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), the oldest women’s fine art organization in the country has been blazing new trails since its inception in 1889. The Florida Chapter, the first regional chapter in the country, is proud to present a multi-media exhibition hosted by the Marco Island Center for the Arts located at 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island, Florida. The Juried art will be on view October 31 through November 30, 2016, and the public is invited to a reception on Friday, November 8, 2016.



“Lotus Flower” by J.Cohen



The history of NAWA is a testament to the strength and resilience of a group of strong women who would not accept being shut out of the art salons, galleries and art exhibitions open to male artists during the 19th century. The founding of the organization proves that, despite adversity and discrimination – which many feel extends to this day — women are an integral and valuable part of the arts community.




Ani Cashpilberg “Just Burned Wood”




Since 1978 the Art League of Marco Island, now known as the Marco Island Center for the Arts, has been dedicated to offering educational programs in the arts, and it is a sustaining part of the culture of the Marco Island community by serving as a venue for exhibitions such as this exciting show. NAWA members represent all areas of the visual arts including painting, sculpture, photography, print-making, encaustic, video art, installations and mixed media. By showcasing a number of mediums the show will blaze new trails in its vision and conceptual approach. Barbara Anderson Hill, the juror for the exhibition has served in Florida’s leading art and cultural institutions for 30 years with professional expertise as executive director, curator, collections manager, juror, grant writer, educator and public art professional. She currently serves as member of the Alliance Board, chairs the Mound House Advisory Board, and is Emeritus Board member Florida’s public art organization.



Maxine Schreiber  “Summer In Massachusetts”



NAWA welcomes applications from professional women artists as well as emerging and student artists who are U.S. citizens and/or permanent U.S. residents, 18 years of age or older. To learn more about this prestigious organization, visit For those wishing to become part of the Florida Chapter, they must first be juried into the National organization headquartered in New York City.




Karen Salup  Untitled Landscape



For more information about the Florida chapter, visitors are encouraged to go to where the chapter is pleased that an online exhibition will be available.




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Old School Square Has Two opportunities For Artists!

Old School Square Creative Arts School is introducing a new class for artists, “Advanced installation Art”. This unique and exciting class invites artists from ALL disciplines to explore installation art and collaborate on a multi-media, interactive sculpture. Are you a painter, sculptor, photographer, film-maker, writer/poet, engineer, musician or some combination? This inclusive course offers the opportunity to work with fellow creatives in your chosen medium and travel outside of it at the same time.  In addition, applications are now being accepted for “Art on the Square”, a Premiere Juried Outdoor Gallery presented by the Cornell Art Museum, March 18 & 19, 2017. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up now and take advantage of the special introductory offer!










51 N. Swinton Avenue    Delray Beach, FL 33444


The Creative Arts School is introducing a brand new class this fall:

“Advanced Installation Art”

With new instructor, Peter Pereira!






This unique and exciting class invites artists from ALL disciplines to explore installation art and collaborate on a multi-media, interactive sculpture. Are you a painter, sculptor, photographer, film-maker, writer/poet, engineer, musician or some combination? This inclusive course offers the opportunity to work with fellow creatives in your chosen medium and travel outside of it at the same time. The possibilities are endless with this fun, mind-expanding, collaborative class!




The entire 7-week course will be recorded on video. The final installation art piece will be on display in the Crest Theatre building and then moved outside as a temporary installation for all to see!


Now is the time to take advantage of an INTRODUCTORY OFFER! Artists who register for Term 2, which starts October 31st will receive a 30% DISCOUNT off the regular class fee of $280. Call 561-243-7922 ext. 478 to register. Registration caps at 15 students, so don’t wait!



PETER G. PEREIRA is a versatile artist in Painting, Illustration Performance and Installation Art. After 20+ years in New York, Peter has recently relocated to Delray Beach. He studied at the University of Omaha and Art Studies in Europe and Africa in the 1980’s and 90’s. On his return he was accepted into several prestigious galleries for painting including Timothy Roberts Gallery and Gallerie D’Art Contemporain (to which his abstract work has returned). He has since continued to create across disciplines and notably evolved the Trees of Life Sculpture Multimedia Installation over the past 10 years in New York and toured internationally in recent years (with Figment Arts) bringing this unique Installation Series as far as Geelong, Australia. Based on paintings and drawings from his time in Africa and later Montreal, Peter created the Paradox Box Series of Wrap Sculpture and Painting Performance Series. He also composed an original album for the show, which later was performed off-Broadway. As an Illustrator, his Comic Book Narrative work appears in Strauss News.





Applications are now being accepted for

“Art on the Square”,

a Premiere Juried Outdoor Gallery

Presented by the Cornell Art Museum,

March 18 & 19, 2017


The Old School Square center grounds will be transformed into an exciting outdoor gallery, welcoming art collectors and enthusiasts to meet the artists and discover something new.  The show will be limited to 100 artists with original works including paintings, ceramics, fiber art, glass, jewelry, mixed-media, metalwork, photography, woodwork and sculptures in a variety of media.




For show details and to apply, visit



Old School Square

Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Serving for over 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 and writing 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






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Judge Nelson Bailey Offers Special Event At Lighthouse Art Center On October 20th

Settle in around a virtual campfire and get comfortable as Judge Nelson Bailey shares his passion for Florida’s history at the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 3rd Thursday event on October 20th.  In conjunction with photography exhibition, “Eyes Wide Open: Camera In Hand”, this talented photographer and gifted speaker will share stories about Florida in the late 1800’s.  You won’t want to miss this authentic celebration of Florida’s multicolored quilted history!  The Rickie Report shares the details.  This event is open to the public!



Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery
373 Tequesta Drive  Tequesta, FL 33469
(561) 746-3101






Judge Nelson Bailey

Thursday, October 20, 2016

5:30 – 7: 30 pm





Members are free, non-members $10

Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments are served


Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday, closed




Judge Nelson Bailey is a talented photographer and gifted speaker, and he is the only judge listed with the National Directory of American Storytellers as a “Florida Cracker Storyteller”. Florida’s rich cultural history is full of remarkable tales and Judge Bailey brings them all to life. His audiences declare “Every time I’ve listened to him speak I want to cross my arms and stamp my foot and say, “Don’t stop! More!” Please join us on October 20th, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. You won’t want to miss this authentic celebration of our wild and wooly past.  Hear authentic tales of Native-American mound builders, Spanish explorers, early settlers, and cattle ranchers in a rich gallery environment.





For more information about this event , the current exhibition, classes, workshops and future programs please visit:





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Boca Raton Museum Art School Offers Special Exhibits And Discover Jewelry Open Studios

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is bustling!   Meet Student Artist, Philip Glick at a Free Reception on October 14th. And don’t miss the Teens Photography Exhibit at Carre d’artistes Art Gallery in Mizner Park! The School is offering prospective students  a special event on Saturday, October 15th.  It is FREE, but you Must RSVP!  There are people who are interested in jewelry making but don’t know where to start or the different options, with the wide range of jewelry classes available. Check out everything from making silver and gold jewelry to leather jewelry, art clay jewelry, and enameling. While silver fabrication may require longer commitment, the other creative techniques can be mastered in a few sessions and use less expensive materials.   Mid-autumn classes beginning on October 24th and The Rickie Report shares the details!







801 West Palmetto Park Road
    Boca Raton, FL 33486


Current Student Exhibit:

Philip Glick

Opening Reception

 Friday, October 14  

6-8 pm

A special solo exhibit of paintings by Philip Glick will be on view in the Art School Gallery.  Everyone is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, October 14th  from 6- 8 pm.  Philip Glick is a sixteen year old student at Spanish River High School who has been taking art classes at the Art School since 2013. This is a unique exhibit because the art school does not usually present solo exhibitions. Philip has developed a personal style, sureness of painting handling, and ambitious scale that belies his age.


“Convulsions” by Philip Glick

Discover Jewelry

Saturday, October 15

Noon – 3:30 PM

Price: Free, but reservations required

Prospective students are invited to make an appointment to view the studios. For adults interested in jewelry classes, there is a special event where you can learn about the different techniques that are taught in the jewelry studio.




This program is for adults who are interested in starting a jewelry class, but not sure where to begin. Meet our jewelry teachers to informally learn about their different processes, approaches to jewelry making, and classes.

  • Don Dietz – presents a talk on black coral jewelry
  • Jane Levy – describes process of art metal clay
  • Sol Filippi – show the process of creating silver jewelry from initial sketch to polishing
  • Marjory Yovin – enameling and cloisonné jewelry








Teens Photography Exhibit at

Carre d’artistes Art Gallery in Mizner Park:


October 15 – 21st


Carre d’ artistes Gallery is located in Mizner Park

430 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432


Carre d’ Artistes Gallery in Mizner Park is hosting an exhibit of photographs by twelve students from the Art School’s after school teens photography class. Lew Lautin, photography instructor, initiated this collaboration. “We are very excited about this opportunity for our students to experience exhibiting in a professional art gallery and appreciate Carre d’Artistes hosting this exhibit,” stated Mr. O’Neill. Carre De Artistes is an international gallery with 33 locations worldwide. “Community is important to us,” said Mr. Castaneda, owner of the Gallery, “we maintain a close relationship with our artists worldwide. To feature new work by emerging teen talent who are also our neighbors is an honor and a delight.” The exhibit will be on view October 15 to October 21.



Abigail Palacios “Borghese Gladiator”



New fall term classes start soon !

Register online or call us to register for late autumn classes starting October 24 to Dec. 17)

Check the website for special painting workshops in early November.



For more information or to register:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road, Boca Raton FL 33486




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