Adrienne Walker Solo Exhibit At Mandel JCC Opens To The Public With November 1st Reception

The Mandel JCC in Palm Beach Gardens is welcoming back Florida native Adrienne Walker. Walker’s art speaks for itself. Her use of watercolors, acrylics and stone has given her the ability to create multi-dimensional masterpieces. There will be an Opening Reception on November 1st that is Free and Open to all. This exhibit will be on display and for sale from Tuesday, November 1 through Wednesday, November 30. Adrienne Walker will generously give back 50% of the proceeds to the JCC.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!




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5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens







SOLO Exhibition

“Symphony In Color”

Meet the Artist

Opening Reception

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

5:30 – 7:30 pm

FREE, but please RSVP

561-712-5216 or

Exhibit is available Nov. 1 through Nov. 30th

Mandel JCC

5221 Hood Road   Palm Beach Gardens, FL







Having grown up in New York City, Adrienne relocated to Boynton Beach later in life. She attended Adelphi University where she majored in music. After that, she studied art history and music at Harvard University.  Twelve years ago mixed media became the focus of her attention, when Adrienne started painting with Bruce Chandler in Myrtle Beach, SC. During that time she also studied art at Coastal Carolina University, SC. Adrienne sculpted in stone at the Sculpture studio of Frank Varga, in Delray Beach, Fl and Carrara, Italy. For over the last 8 years she has sculpted in the Willy Reed Studio in Boca Raton, FL.




“Gearing Up”, Mixed Media by Adrienne Walker




Currently, she is the Vice President of the Palm Beach Watercolor Society (PBWS). She is also a member of The Artists Guild of Boca Raton Museum of Art, Women in The Visual Arts (WITVA), Gold Coast Watercolor Society, NAWA, Florida Watercolor Society, The Catskill Art Society (CAS) and Old Stone House Art Gallery.




“Under The Sea”, Mixed Media by Adrienne Walker




In January of 2014, Walker won an award at the Delray Center for the Arts for her mixed media piece entitled “Comets.” She also received the Second Place award at the Delray Center for the Arts for her painting “Windy.” In addition, she has won First, Second and Third places at the Grahamsville, New York Art Show and Honorable Mention at the Annual Juried Show at the Coral Spring Museum of Art from PBWS for her abstract painting “Fireworks.”

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“Pose”, Watercolor by Adrienne Walker



Adrienne has been commissioned by decorators to create paintings for their clients’ homes and now more importantly, exhibit at the Mandel JCC in Palm Beach Gardens. There will be an opening reception on November 1 from 5:30-7:30pm that is free and open to all.






Sculpture by Adrienne Walker





For more information about this exhibit, classes, workshops or other events:

Contact 561-712-5216 or

The Mandel JCC is located at

5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens




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Celebrate The Arts In Delray Beach October 29 and 30th At 3rd Annual Delray Marketplace Art & Craft Festival

The Delray Marketplace Art & Craft Festival returns October 29th and October 30th with the finest artists and skilled crafters in the country. Enjoy this two-day outdoor juried  fair showcasing a full spectrum of art and craft media. Admission is free and open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details and introduces you to Joseph Ferris (metal), Finny Lazarus ( one-of-a-kind jewelry) and Ira & Sue Lances (wearable art).










3rd Annual Delray Marketplace

Art & Craft Festival




Saturday, October 29th, 2016
10:00 am  – 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 30th, 2016
10:00 am – 5:00 pm




14851 Lyons Road in Delray Beach, FL




  • 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 artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Full spectrum 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
  • Free art giveaway
  • Free admission






Joseph Ferris
Metal Art




Metalwork by Joseph Ferris


Joseph first began working with metal in 7th and 8th grades during metal shop classes in school. Instantly his talents were recognized. His instructor encouraged him to enter the Michigan State Industrial Arts competition with a custom designed three-piece table set, which he built from hand formed steel. He did so, placing First in the Regional Competition and went on to place Second in the State competition. In High School, Joseph studied for four years under Eugeen Wolonick, master Craftsman of Metal Working Techniques. It was here that Joseph’s imagination and skill reached new and exciting levels. 
Joseph went on to Western Michigan University taking on heavy class loads of drawing and industrial design courses along with a strong emphases in physics, mathematical theory and equations which he uses daily in the creation of his art.



Metalwork by Joseph Ferris



These early experiences and training created the foundation which led Joseph to become the successful artist that he is today. Joseph has received numerous awards from prestigious art shows around the United States. He has been commissioned to do indoor and outdoor large metal sculptures as well as unique custom metal wall art and custom sculptural furniture for Private Collections, Corporate Buildings and Galleries. 
Joseph utilizes a variety of metals and materials to create unique and unusual metal sculptures and sculptural metal wall art. Living in Florida has brought to his work the use of color, which he incorporates in his already exciting pieces.

Finny Lazarus



One-Of-A-Kind Jewelry by Finny Lazarus



Finny is an exhibitor with jewelry including cut, drilled, and set gemstones, SouthSea & Freshwater pearls, hand knotted 14k gold and sterling silver. All pieces are one-of-a-kind. Finny has participated in many of Howard Alan Events’ art festivals, and her booth is very popular with returning clients!  Finny’s wearable art will become your family’s heirlooms to treasure.



One-Of-A-Kind Jewelry by Finny Lazarus




Ira & Sue Lances

Ira & Sue Lances of Staten Island, New York began making wearable art back in 1980. As the items became more artsy, Ira & Sue felt the need to start selling their one of a kind jackets and scarves at Arts & Craft shows throughout the country.  At many of the venues they have been awarded as recipients of many awards for their unique designs. At this time, the Lances are looking forward to sharing their one of a kind fabrics using several techniques. One of the techniques is called Handmade Chenille this process leaves us with a fabric which is reversible.  



Wearable Art by Ira & Sue Lances


The fabric is made at the singer machine and it includes 4 layers of rayon fabrics, stitching them together then coming back and cutting thru 3 of the layers leaving one tone layer, which is the lining.  Another technique, Lace Chenille, is a process in which they start out with threads, fine cording and by recycling the scraps of rayon from the reversible jackets. They take the fibers and stitch them together, offering an open webbed or lace-like look to.



Wearable Art by Ira & Sue Lances




Working in Appliqué technique is very lightweight and sometimes done on a sheer fabric.  Thin strips of rayon are sometimes edged using the pearl stitch machine while manipulating the fabrics to create a design they are appliquéd onto. All of the jackets and scarves have lots of color and texture and can be worn day into evening.  Everything created by Ira Lances is also machine-washable and dribble too!  If you are interested in pieces, pricing or are thinking of having a customized piece just contact us for further details.



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 Delray Marketplace Art & Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the country, visit or call 561-746-6615.





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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.



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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!






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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:




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





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Tibetan And Hand-Crafted Jewelry Plus Exquisite Orchids At Special Mandel JCC Event

The Mandel JCC of Palm Beach Gardens is hosting a one-of-a-kind, two day Jewelry and Orchid sale on Wednesday, October 26 and Thursday, October 27th. The JCC will be featuring pieces from Sophia Stern Designs, Gaia’s Treasures, Custom Creations and an amazing orchid collection from Millers Way Orchids! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the JCC.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and all of the details.  This is Open to the Public and Free to attend.



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5221 Hood Road    Palm Beach Gardens, FL


Tibetan  And Hand- Crafted Jewelry


Exquisite Orchids




Wednesday, October 26

Thursday, October 27

11:00 am – 5:00 pm




Sophia Stern Designs

Gaia’s Treasures

Custom Creations

Millers Way Orchids  

Free and Open To The Public


5221 Hood Road,   Palm Beach Gardens, FL





One of a Kind Necklace




Sophia Stern Designs


While growing up in New York City, Sophia Stern had a fascination with trying on her mother’s jewelry. By the age of 14, she realized that she had the opportunity to create her own as a hobby, but that wasn’t enough. One day, while she was in the family jewelry business in New York City, her fascination for small shiny objects took over and she fell in love with gem stones. She realized that the opportunities to create something fascinating and unique were endless and knew that this was her calling. From there on out, her entire life has been about creating. For twenty- two years, she has been honing her craft and in 2011, Sophia Stern Designs was born. Her jewelry focuses on handcrafted necklaces, pendants, bracelets and earrings that combine semi- precious stones with metals such as solid brass, gold filled, copper, pewter and silver to create one of kind pieces.


Long, Chamsa Necklace

Gaia’s Treasures & Custom Creations

Gaia’s Treasures and Custom Creations will be presenting bold and exquisite beaded Tibetan jewelry. Each piece is a work of art that incorporates silver, turquoise, coral and other semi-precious gemstones into unique designs. Elaine Durow and Cass Stryker, bring their jewelry from the Himalaya region of Tibet hand crafted by many artisans who left Tibet due to political and religious reasons. Their “French Bakelite” look made from amber copal, other saps and resin, results in stunning and unusual pieces and shapes.



One of a Kind necklace

Miller’s Way Orchids





Photo Courtesy of Millers Way Orchids



In addition to Gaia’s Treasures, Custom Creations and Sophia Stern Designs, the JCC will also have a beautiful collection of rare orchids. Millers Way Orchids has a complete selection of unusual and colorful varieties to complement your lifestyle and décor. For any orchid lover out there, they will know that this flower is almost unreal in its perfection. There are about 208 species of orchids that are native to the United States and there is no other flower that looks quite like this. In addition, these flowers tend to bloom for a great deal longer than most flowers lasting from two to three months.


For more information about this event, classes, workshops

Please visit

or contact Gwilda at; 561-712-5216.

The Mandel JCC is located at 5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens.


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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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Joe Marcou Is Featured Wellington Art Society Artist At Whole Foods Gallery

The Wellington Art Society in conjunction with Whole Foods Market Wellington features Artist, Joseph Marcou.  The public is invited to see his work currently on display and to attend a Meet The Artist Reception on Friday, November 4th. Whole Foods Market Wellington will provide delicious appetizers, wine and live music. In addition, there will be special door prizes. The Wellington Art Society requests a $5 per person donation to go toward their Scholarship Fund. His paintings will be on exhibit through December. Combining art food, wine and music is a wonderful way to begin your weekend! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.













Joseph Marcou


Friday, November 4th

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market Cafe  

2635 SR7    Wellington, FL


$5. Covers Music, Wine, Food and Donation to WAS Scholarship Fund

Exhibit Is Available At This Time






“Wildfire” by Joseph Marcou

Joseph Marcou was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. His mother was a teacher and a talented artist, so art was always a part of his life. He began drawing and making things at an early age. His parents died young and at 16 he moved to Mexico with his uncle who was a comptroller of a U.S. Commission. One night while at a concert he sketched the pianist. He showed it to his uncle’s friend, the artist Enrique Asunsolo, who realized his talent and suggested that Joe make art his career. This was his defining moment.



“Starlight Gardenia” by Joseph Marcou

Joe attended the Art School of New York State Tech, majoring in commercial art, now called graphic design. He served as Art Director at several design firms before becoming National Director over four International Paper Company package design studios. His last position was Revlon’s Director of Package Design.




“Golden Calla” by Joseph Marcou

He then opened Joseph Marcou Design Inc. which he ran for 33 years, specializing in package design, logo and trademark development, corporate brochures and annual reports. Some of his clients were Gorton’s of Gloucester, Johnson and Johnson, and Perillo Tours, to mention a few.



“Red Poppy” by Joseph Marcou

Throughout his long design career, Joe continued fine art painting for himself. When he finally retired from the corporate world , he was able to turn to the sheer enjoyment of creating art full time. He is particularly well known for his extraordinary floral paintings, capturing their essence with drama and unusual style. His paintings are in many private national and international collections. He has been represented by the Farnsworth Gallery and exhibits his work in many outdoor art fairs.  Joe says he is inspired by the resilience of nature and what its limitless imagination and whimsy creates. 




The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization, in its 35th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit






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McMow Art Glass Announces New Fusing Technique, Specialty Classes, Mosaic Master Class And Holiday Sale Pre-Orders

McMow Art Glass announces many exciting Specialty Classes for November and December, including Open Face Kiln Casting, Making Wearable Art with Dichroic Jewelry, Liquid Caming (this is not a typo), a Master Mosaic Class with Jane Wright and “Harnessing Flow” with Gina Sneiderman & Phil Materio, to mention the highlights!  The Rickie Report shares the details about classes and the upcoming One Day Sale!



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701 N Dixie Hwy.    Lake Worth, FL

 (561) 585-9011











Special Dates to Remember in November!

Saturday, November 5th –

Last Day to submit all Holiday Sale Pre – Orders.
Skip the lines while taking advantage of our biggest savings of the year!



Saturday, November 26th is Small Business Saturday –

Support your local economy by shopping small!

Special sales & give-a-ways to be announced.





At the Armory Art Center with McMow Master, Phil Materio

Thursday, November 3rd & 10th from 9am – 4:30 pm 
Tuition: $240 Lab Fee $64:

To register for this class hosted at the Armory Art Center please visit:




Wednesday November 2nd 6:30-8:30pm

$70.00 *Beginner Level*
Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included






Saturday November 5th 9am-3pm

$150 .00 *Experience Required*
Take your fused glass skills to the next level in this full day course! Cutting techniques, kiln preparation, firing schedules, and compatibility & COE are just a few of the necessary fusing concepts that will be covered. Students are encouraged to focus on, and consider design when creating their choice of a fused & slumped plate or sushi platter. Introduction to Fused Glass (or equivalent) is a prerequisite. All materials are included.





Wednesday, November 9th 6:30pm – 8:30pm

$95.00 *Beginner Level*


In this 3 hour course students will learn a multitude of jewelry design techniques that can be achieved using dichroic glass. The instructor will demonstrate techniques such as reverse etching, using a dremmel tool, and decal application. A variety of methods for making your fused dichroic pieces wearable will be covered as well. Students will create two pendants. All materials are included. Introductory level fusing knowledge is required.






Saturday, November 12th 9-3pm

$150 *Beginner-Intermediate Level*
Create this work of art using technique that gives the appearance of both fusing and caming in one project. Incorporate bright pops of color to create a stunning contrast! This class includes all materials & kiln firings.





Hosted by Fused In Glass in Boynton Beach
Location: 1107 SE 2nd St, Boynton Beach, FL 33435
Wednesday, November 16th 6-8pm Free and Open to the Public!

PLEASE RSVP as space is limited! 561-585-9011 x100

About the Fusing Forum:

If you missed the fun at the last Fusing Forum – please join your fellow glass fusing enthusiasts for a night of conversation & connections this November! Local fusing artisans, hobbyists, and retailers will be invited to discuss fusing technique and ways in which we can continue to support the art glass industry. This forum’s theme will be about discussing your failures & successes. Use the knowledge of your fellow-fusers and LEARN from your mistakes! Bring your kiln-forming successes and failures to discuss with the group. This is an excellent opportunity to learn, and engage with the art glass community. Refreshments will be served.

Would you like to learn more about joining our Fusing Forum? Contact


LANDSCAPES with Frits & Powders

Saturday, November 19th from 9am – 3p m

Be inspired by the beautiful landscapes and let your imagination create a serene scene made entirely of glass frits & powders. Students will learn fusing basics, as well as how to use fusing accessories such as stringers, frits and powders to bring life to their landscape. All materials and kiln firings are included.





Saturday, November 26th – Small Business Saturday – Support your local economy by shopping small! Special sales & give-a-ways to be announced.




Special Dates to Remember in December!

Tuesday, December 13th McMow’s Annual Holiday Sale!

This one day event will be held from 9am – 9pm

Details to follow!




Mosaic by Jane Wright




Two-Part Class: Friday December 2nd & Saturday, December 3rd from 10am- 3pm

*Basic Mosaic Knowledge Required*



In this two-day Contemporary Mosaic Master lass you will learn about creating design, technical cutting with mosaic nippers, problem solving, and grouting technique. Design choices will be provided and students can also bring in designs of their choice. Take your mosaic art to the next level and meet other mosaic enthusiasts! All materials are included!


About Jane Wright:


South Florida professional mosaicist/instructor Jane Wright creates fine art. Long before Jane began creating mosaics she had always been attracted to the art form because of its beauty, intricacy and amazing longevity. She finds her own inspiration from nature, personal moments in her life and a sense of whimsical fantasy. Jane uses a broad variety of materials to create a dramatic narrative of texture, movement and visual interest. She focuses on unique and well tested techniques and generously guides her students with her knowledge and practical advice.  She is a member of The Society of American Mosaic Artists and is presently on the administrative staff of the Contemporary Mosaic Artists.  Her exhibitions (both juried and non-juried): Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, Minnesota and Nevada.




Wednesday December 7th 6:30 – 8:30 pm

$70.00 *Beginner Level*
In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included.


Glass As Art Contest Winner, Gina Sneiderman


 Learn the “Harnessing Flow” Bullseye technique from our 2016 Bullseye Glass Category, Glass as Art Contest winner – Gina Sneiderman & Phil Materio

Take your fusing to the next level! Learn this INCREDIBLE technique


Two-Part Class: Saturday, December 10th & Saturday, December 17th 9am – 3pm

*Intermediate – Advanced Level*
In this two-part Master Class students will learn the process of using heat, gravity, and beautiful Bullseye Glass to create a dimensional piece of kiln-formed art. Learn the following: The basics of how glass moves • The fundamental tools and materials necessary to harness flow within a body of glass • How to fire sheet glass arranged within an assembled mold that includes a ramp or incline to achieve flow within a finished piece. All materials and kiln-firing are included.



About Gina Sneiderman:

Gina Sneiderman started working with glass over the summer of 2012.  After selling her sign company, she gave herself some time to find her creative outlet and came across McMow Art Glass’ beginner stained glass class.  After completing that class and several stained glass projects, she decided to give fusing a try and was hooked, from the first day.  A short few months later, at the McMow Annual Holiday party, she bought her first kiln and the following year at the same party, she bought her second kiln. Gina has taken numerous classes in fusing at McMow Art Glass; at a couple of other teaching studios; and at the Glass Craft & Bead Expo in Las Vegas.
She especially likes to work with architectural styles of glass and with deep pieces – glass casting is her absolute favorite.





For more information about these events, classes our tours:

Taylor Materio, Creative Director
McMow Art Glass, Inc
Fax: 561-586-2292







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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986


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




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

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986