Brewhouse Gallery Is Ready to Exhibit New Artworks! All Artists Welcome To Apply Free, With No Commission Fees

The Brewhouse Gallery is a community art gallery and the hub of cultural events in Palm Beach County.  Musical performances, poetry readings, classes, and other events keep things lively. The Brewhouse is one of the most well-respected live music venues in all of South Florida. It’s a creative space to share ideas & get inspired. The Rickie Report shares details of a Call To Artists here.  There is no fee to apply and artists get 100% of their sales!






720 Park Avenue     Lake Park, FL 33403




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:



Visionary owner, AJ Brockman tells The Rickie Report, “What is the number one drawback to a traditional artist co-op or gallery? Very little foot traffic which ultimately leads to very little sales. With this model there is a constant draw of foot traffic and nightly events to get people in the door, seeing your work on the walls. Not to mention, people are much more inclined to make impulse buys after loosening up with a glass of wine or a beer. By no means is this a bar in the traditional sense… It is more of a public house, creative space, think tank, hang out”.


How is Brewhouse Gallery different from a traditional gallery or co-op?








  • Huge foot traffic draw with nightly events including open mic night, singer-songwriter acoustic jam sessions, painting classes, creative/inspirational speakers, live music, trivia night, etc.


  • One major event per rotation, essentially an artist opening, that is heavily promoted and features all of our resident artists and their work.


  • No need to volunteer your time, we handle everything. With a traditional co-op you are required to commit a certain amount of volunteer time to run the gallery. We handle everything and simply call you if you have made a sale or someone is interested in negotiating.


  • All work will be prescreened and approved. This keeps the subject matter to a high standard and competition from fellow artists to a minimum in order to reinforce the quality of work that you are being represented with.


  • Want to update your space with a new piece? No problem. You are free to come in and swap out any of your work at any time… as well as inviting others to see your work at our location and scheduling special events of your own.


  • NO COMMISSION! (Minus a small processing fee of 4.9% on credit cards). That’s right, we are one of the only galleries that gives our artists 100% of all sales.


We have two sizes available:

Either our half space (approximately 40 ft.² of displayable wall space) for $150 per month ($450 + sales tax), or our standard space (approximately 64 ft.² of displayable wall space) for $200 per month ($600 + sales tax).

Both of these require a three month commitment and the rental fee to be paid in full (all three months) upon installation of your work. As of right now we are only offering a three month contract as it is part of our model to always bring in new work and highlight as many artists as possible. That being said we give all of our artists the opportunity to re–apply and be placed right back in our queue to exhibit again.


Please reply with what size space you may be interested in and any other questions or concerns you may have. Our next exhibit dates are from September – November.








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Books & Books Bookstore In Coral Gables Presents “Small Worlds” Exhibit By Acclaimed Conservation Photographer, Phoenix

Books & Books Bookstore in Coral Gables announces a Solo Exhibit by award winning, acclaimed conservation photographer, Phoenix, from September 4 through September 30.  The public is invited to a free Opening Reception and to meet the artist on Friday, September 6 during Coral Gables First Night. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Don’t miss this opportunity to see this awe-inspiring photography!






Books & Books Bookstore in Coral Gables





Small Worlds Solo Exhibit




Acclaimed Conservation Photographer, Phoenix





Free  Opening  Reception  &  Meet  the  Artist

Friday, September 6

7  –  10 pm

During Coral Gables Gallery Night



Exhibit Times:    SundayThursday: 9am-11pm; Friday-Saturday: 9am – Midnight

 The exhibit runs from September 4 to September 30, 2019

Books & Books Bookstore  

265 Aragon Avenue    Coral Gables, FL 33134

For more information:  3054424408




“Before the Storm” by Phoenix



Books & Books Bookstore in Coral Gables is proud to showcase “Small Worlds,” a stunning exhibit that captures the soul of nature and wildlife as seen through the eyes of acclaimed conservation photographer Phoenix. From the majesty and frailty of the Florida Everglades to the haunting beauty of Ireland, each fine art photograph shares a story of our collective small world.  Miami native and Fort Lauderdale resident Phoenix saw within many of her larger, collected works compositions that fit the popular square shape. Thus began her experiment with the “small worlds” 12 inch X 12 inch pieces. 



“Yosemite Daybreak” by Phoenix



“With this exhibition we are inviting viewers to connect with the beauty and power of each small world, our world, captured in each of Phoenix’s art works,” said Mitchell Kaplan, founder and owner of Books & Books Bookstores.  Phoenix has a great sense of oneness with the natural world and understanding of composition, light and timing in photography. Very much in the manner of French humanist photographer Cartier-Bresson, she seems to capture the ‘it’ moment, the ‘decisive moment,’ that makes the photos worth the shot, said Juliana Forero, Ph.D., curator for Phoenix’s most recent solo exhibitat Bailey Contemporary Arts Center in Pompano Beach.


“Ballybunion Castle” by Phoenix




Phoenix, who only goes by her first name, established a love of nature as a child during family vacations to national parks. Although, she taught film-making and photography early in her career she left them for some twenty year. Returning to photography in the digital age, she developed an exceptional talent and a passion to help protect nature and wildlife. Today she is an internationally collected, award-winning conservation photographer who was recently named an Artist in Residence at America’s most visited national park, Great Smokey Mountains National Park.




“Flamingo” by Phoenix




“Being a nature photographer is a mystical experience,” she tells The Rickie Report. “Like a meditation of light –color, texture, structure, pattern, and composition — it awakens an inner peace and knowingness. With each image, it is my desire that viewers are inspired to love, cherish and protect the fragile beauty and wonder that is nature as they reconnect with that inner peace. For me, preserving nature and wilderness areas is not a luxury, but a necessity for the human spirit. In protecting the world’s nature and wildlife, the environment, we are really protecting the family of humanity. The importance of nature is more than a scientific necessity for creating air, clean water and producing food. It is a sacred necessity for healing and bringing peace to the human soul.”




About Books & Books Bookstore in Coral Gables:

Since its founding by Mitchell Kaplan in 1982, the store has become one of the most, well-respected independent bookstores in the country. It’s a local landmark, located in an exquisite 1927 building listed in the Coral Gables Register of Historic Places, and an inspiring gathering place for writers as well as readers. The philosophy at Books & Books has remained constant throughout the years: it’s about neighbors, books, history, quality, tradition and creativity.




About Phoenix, The Photographer:

For Phoenix the extraordinary beauty of nature and wilderness are a wonder. Attempting to fix them in time is her passion; photography is her art. Known for her painterly approach to composition, light, color and texture in her photography, her works have been honored in numerous juried exhibitions, showcased in 18 solo exhibitions, including Everglades National Park Gallery, featured in magazines and calendars worldwide and can be found in private collections internationally. The featured artist for the ENDANGERED exhibition in England, Phoenix is the recipient of numerous awards including the Broward Cultural Council’s Creative Investment Program Grant two times; two artist residencies, a month in Ireland at the Olive Stack Gallery and this fall at America’s most visited national park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park; and curator of eight exhibitions. Phoenix is in her fifth year serving as president of the National League of American Pen Women, Fort Lauderdale Branch. She is a principal in the Innovative Public Art Group. A native Miamian, Phoenix lives and works in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

President, Project COAT

President, National League of American Pen Women

Principal, InnovativePublicArtGroup

Curator, DBA Chrysalis Exhibit

Reflecting the beauty within your heart
Fine Art Photography, Portraits, Greeting Cards & More





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Boca Raton Museum Art School Presents Annual Boca Photo Exhibit And Lectures, New Classes And Workshops, Plus Open Figure Drawing Studio

The Boca Raton Museum Art School invites the public to the 6th Annual Boca Photo Exhibit on Sunday, September 15.  Enjoy free admission and lectures!  The Open Figure Adult Drawing Studio reopens on Saturdays through season. Check out adult, teen, and youth classes from September 2019 through May, 2020 in the new catalog.  The Rickie Report shares all of these details and some sneak peeks.  







Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486







Photography by Hope Ruslin


Sunday,  September  15 

10:00 AM-1:30 PM

At the Art School


Join Allan Pierce, instructor and professional photographer, for a day of informal discussions and workshops on photography led by advanced students of the Art School.


Near and Far

Hope Ruslin reviews her process of exploring her surroundings in finding exciting subjects for her photography.


Cameras, Lenses, Filters

Dennis Sperling and Stephen Saltz will explore new innovations in photographic equipment.  Workshop will also also address  concerns participants might have in  operating their own cameras including iPhones, etc.


Staging Photographs

Jill Weintraub will demonstrate photographic  techniques in staging models and situations. This is a hands-on workshop; bring your iPhones and cameras and participate in the process.


Photographs from our presenters and advanced photography students will concurrently be displayed at the Art School Gallery. Refreshments will be served.

Free and open to the public. Space is limited.







Figure Drawing Select Saturdays

Select Saturdays / 1:00–3:45 PM

At the Art School

Saturdays starting again in September



Eager for more model time in the studio? Artists and adult students can stop in for this un-instructed workshop to practice drawing. No instruction is provided; it is a practice drawing workshop, not a class.

Drawing only / no oil paint or solvents permitted. (Short poses and one hour-long pose.)

Public: $20, Currently enrolled Art School students & Artists Guild Members: $15.

Museum Membership discounts do not apply.





For Adults, Teens, Youth




Click Here for link to catalog








For more information about these classes and more:

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





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Public Invited To Free Reception At Artists’ Guild Of The Boca Museum On August 23. New members Always Welcome!

The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art invites the public to visit their new gallery on Friday, August 23 and meet the artists!  The Guild represents some of South Florida’s finest painters, sculptors, photographers, and jewelry artists!  Browse the carefully juried and curated exhibits and find the perfect artwork for your home or office!  The Rickie Report shares the details here, including more about joining the Guild. New location:  The Guild’s Gallery has moved from Delray Beach to Boca Raton! New Members are always welcome!







2910 N. Federal Hwy   Boca Raton, FL 33431  (In Elegance Plaza)

Gallery Hours:  TUE – SAT: 10AM – 6PM      SUN: 1 – 5PM








FRIDAY,   August 23



 6:00 – 8:00  PM




Free admission & Parking      

Open to the Public



2910 N. Federal Hwy   Boca Raton, FL 33431  

(In Elegance Plaza)






The Artists Guild is an auxiliary of the Boca Raton Museum of Art and was established in its current form in 1984 by the Board of Trustees of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. The Guild comprises hundreds of members, many of whom exhibit at the Artists Guild Gallery on Federal Highway in Boca Raton, FL.



Steve Nash tells The Rickie Report, “We very much encourage your participation in the Artists Guild. Our organization is vibrant and growing because of the interest and excitement of our members. It is not necessary to participate in the Artists Guild Gallery in Boca Raton to be an active member of our Guild. We have many exciting exhibition venues beyond the Artists Guild Gallery in Boca Raton”.



Become active and get the most out of your experience with The Artists Guild!  There are three levels of participation with the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild: Associate, Signature, and Participating Signature members.  





  • Support the Boca Raton Museum of Art (BRMA).
  • Provide an association of artists in all media to interchange ideas, support and educate members and provide quality venues for the exhibition of their original fine art.
  • Treat members and customers with respect and dignity.
  • To contribute to the cultural climate of South Florida.
  • Grow our organization.

Gallery view




In 1950, Boca Raton had a population of less than 1000, with the library acting as the cultural center of the community. Community members began an “Open House,” to exhibit their individual arts and crafts accomplishments. In 1951, the Art Guild of Boca Raton was organized and later incorporated on December 12, 1954.  In 1960, five adjacent lots were purchased on West Palmetto Park Road. Construction began in 1962 and, in the fall of that year, 12 years from it’s founding, the Art Guild dedicated its first home.


Because of a pressing need for studio space, due to the growth of its classes, a building committee was created in 1968. On March 29, 1969, the Studio Building was dedicated. Since 1969, the growth of the Art Guild has taken many different directions. The Exhibiting Artists Guild, known as the P.A.G. or Professional Artists Guild, was formed.


Artists of the “Guild,” held critiques, presented demonstrations by well-known artists and were invited to exhibit their works in several hotels, corporations and clubs. In 1975, the Center changed its name to Boca Raton Center for the Arts, and 10 years later, the Boca Raton Museum of Art. In a relatively short period of time, the enthusiastic support of a group of community artists led to the foundation of the BRMCA!


In 1997, the name was changed to Boca Museum Artist Guild. Membership was opened to the community. Guild membership was divided into two categories: Associate and Exhibiting. Guild activities have significantly contributed to positive public relations for the Museum. The Guild has participated in Boca Festival Days for 16 years; exhibited with Northern Trust Bank at their request; and provided artwork for Boca Raton Community Center, City Hall and Patch Reef Park. For two years, the Guild provided the Art Department of Pine Crest School with exhibits for teaching tools and with member lecturers. For the past three years, the Guild has participated in a joint exhibition project with the students of Boca Raton High School. Several Guild members serve as teachers at the Museum’s Art School. Additionally, Guild artists support the Museum’s Annual Auction with donated artwork and volunteers.


In 2000, The Artist Guild moved its exhibition center from Royal Palm Plaza to the Shops at Boca Center. Known as the Images Gallery, it offered Signature Members a first class exhibition space in a popular, commercial center. It proved to be a very positive public relations effort for both the Guild and the BRMCA. Professional artists were drawn to the center, as there was no comparable exhibition space for local artists in the tri-county area.


Membership in The Artists Guild doubled between 2000 and 2004. We currently have several hundred members, both artists and lovers of the arts. Increasing art sales produced real year-end contributions from The Artists Guild to the Boca Raton Museum of Art.  The Artists Guild moved to Mizner Park in Boca Raton in April 2005. Between April 2005 and September 2008, the Images Gallery was in three different Mizner Park locations. The Guild lost its space in Mizner Park and The Images Gallery closed at the end of September, 2008.  In October 2008, the Guild secured a new location for its gallery, this time on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. This new gallery, now known as The Artists Guild Gallery, reopened in November, 2008, with participation of over 100 Signature Members of The Artists Guild.


In September 2017, the Guild moved back to Boca Raton in a new larger space on Federal Hwy. This new gallery, known as The Artists Guild Gallery, is over 3,000 square feet. It reopened in October, 2017, with participation of over 100 Signature Members.



For detailed information about this event, future exhibits, and membership, please visit:

For more information:

Steve Nash:



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Sandra Encaoua, Wellington Art Society Member, Has SOLO Exhibit At Wellington Whole Foods

The Wellington Art Society and Wellington Whole Foods Market are currently showing an exhibit by internationally acclaimed artist, Sandra Encaoua. You will find her paintings beautiful and unique!  The exhibit is on display now through the end of October, with a Meet the Artist Reception on Friday, October 18.  Tasty snacks and wine will be served. A donation of $5 will go to the WAS Scholarship Fund.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.


























Friday, October 18

6:30 – 8 PM


 Open to the Public

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL


Exhibit Is Available Now through end of October







Sandra Encaoua was born in Paris and is a well known and acclaimed artist in France and many other European countries.  She began painting and drawing as a young girl, teaching herself to mix several mediums until she had the prefect effect she wanted.  She graduated from a Parisian school of art.



Sandra tells The Rickie Report, ” Sometimes I create with watercolors when I want a quick expression of the moment, but I work mainly in oils on large canvases, as I like the transparency and vibration of the oils”.   Her semi-abstract paintings reflect Sandra’s love of nature and raw elements.  Her landscapes and portraits are a mixture of flaming red with sparking white and bright turquoise.  Her paintings infer strength, vitality and gentleness.


“Fragile” by Sandra Encaoua




Sandra won the 2013 competition of Young Talent in France, was the featured 2015 “Artist of the Day” on the famous website Saatchi Art and won the 2017 French Award Arts-Sciences-Letters of the French Academy of Arts-Sciences-Letters in Paris.  She has just recently had an exhibition at the famous Kinor Gallery in Paris and will have another in Paris in July 2019. She splits her time between Paris and Miami.   




“Palimpsest” by Sandra Encaoua




Sandra’s works have been exhibited in the US, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, and France, to high acclaim.  Her subject matter is prolific and she offers classes as well as “paint parties” at her studio.







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

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35th Edition Of ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival Opens Call To Artists. Offering More Prize Awards And 2 Day Event, Including Emerging Artist Category

The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the 35 edition of ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival.  New in 2020, ArtiGras will only be two days!  It will run Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16.  Increased prize money awards will be over $20,000.  Artists can apply for jury selection in 12 fine art categories: Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing and Printmaking, Fiber (Wearable and Non-Wearable), Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, and Wood.  ArtiGras also offers the “Emerging Artist” category for local artists, giving mentoring services, professional booth photos and complimentary tent rental to selected developing artists from Palm Beach County.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to apply to this prestigious show!









New in 2020, ArtiGras will only be two days!


 Saturday, February 15  &  Sunday, February 16





New in 2020:

Festival Runs 2 Days Over President’s Day Weekend

And Offer More Than $20,000 in prize money


Metal Category has moved into the sculpture category





Beth Garcia, ArtiGras 2019 Best of Show Artist



The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce is accepting artists’ applications at for the 35th edition of the ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival scheduled for February 15-16, 2020, in Jupiter. Artists can apply for jury selection in 12 fine art categories including Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing and Printmaking, Fiber (Wearable and Non-Wearable), Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Wood.



ArtiGras also offers the “Emerging Artist” category for local artists. This program offers selected developing artists mentoring services, professional booth photos and complimentary tent rental. Qualifications include artists who have never exhibited in a show and reside in the Palm Beach County area. Emerging Artist applicants should proceed in the same manner as professional artists and submit their artwork online through


Deadline for artists to apply online for inclusion in ArtiGras is Wednesday, September 18


Ranked as one of the top 50 art shows in the United States, ArtiGras showcases a unique juried exhibition of 290 fine artists from all over the country. The 35th edition of this outdoor festival will run two-days over Presidents’ Day weekend and will feature interactive art exhibits, children’s activities, live music, youth art and recycling art competitions among other demonstrations. For more information visit



Artists can email, call (561) 748-3942 or visit for more information.




About Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce:

The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce serves 10 municipalities that make up Palm Beach North. The Chamber is one of the largest and most active business organizations in Southeast Florida. The Chamber fosters a partnership of private, public, education and civic organizations working together to ensure Palm Beach North is Florida’s “Prosperity Coast”. The Chamber’s four strategic imperatives are: A Prosperous Economy, High Quality of Life for all residents, a Smart and Connected Region, and Regional Leadership.

For more information visit:





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World Wide Call For 2D Artworks To Benefit Youth Aliyah Rescue Programs. Deadline is September 15, 2019

Since 1934, Hadassah sponsored Youth Aliyah programs have given over 300,000 young people from 80 lands a new path to a successful future.  Hadassah fundraises for schools, dorms, clubhouses, playgrounds, emotional support systems, counseling, education, art activities, and athletics by promoting Youth Aliyah donation cards and certificates.  The organization is seeking entries for new images and has initiated a Call For Art.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  We urge you to share this call! Deadline is September 15, 2019.






HADASSAH   Youth Aliyah





Youth Aliyah needs new certificates and invitation shells.  

Will YOUR artwork be on them?






Youth Aliyah, Healing Family and Community. Working in the vineyards of Mt. Carmel





Nearly a third of Israel’s children live in poverty, according to a 2014 report by the National Council for the Child in Israel. In addition, more than 450,000 children suffer from high-risk situations such as physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, learning disability without access to proper resources, or a lack of basic rights.



Hadassah founder, Henrietta Szold (front center) with children from a Youth Aliyah village. Courtesy Hadassah archives


The Hadassah-supported Meir Shfeyah, Ramat Hadassah Szold, and Hadassah Neurim Youth Aliyah Villages serve students who have been unsuccessful in other educational frameworks and are at risk of being abandoned to the streets.  Young immigrants and at-risk native Israelis receive not only shelter and food, but counseling, education, and other supportive services in our youth villages. From Hebrew-language lessons and classes on Jewish heritage to athletics and art, Youth Aliyah students receive the help and attention they need to develop into productive members of Israeli society.




Members of Neurim Youth Aliyah Village Robotics team makes their mark at an international competition




Youth Aliyah Child Rescue continues to play a role in the absorption of young newcomers to Israel, particularly from the former Soviet Union and Africa. In addition, the organization offers a second chance to Israeli youth who have been designated ‘at risk’ by child care authorities.  Children in the care of Youth Aliyah are housed in five youth residential villages in Israel. The villages include schools, dorms, clubhouses and playgrounds, and offer emotional support, education, developmental training and extra-curricular activity.



Photo Courtesy of Ziv Ababa. An Ethiopian Israeli woman harvests vegetables she planted with Youth Aliyah students, recreating an African village in the foothills of Mount Carmel. Article courtesy of the Christian Science Monitor



The children come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and often have serious emotional, psychological and behavioral difficulties. Many come from disadvantaged, low income or dysfunctional families, very often single-parent families. They are often at risk because of poverty, neglect, domestic violence, sexual abuse, drug or alcohol abuse, mental illness, homelessness or delinquent behaviour. Other children suffer from cancer and need respite care, while others come from families that have been victims of terror.










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Call For 2D & 3D Art By New Studio For Visual Arts’ “Share The Bounty: The Art Of Food” Exhibit To Benefit Palm Beach County Food Bank

The New Studio For the Visual Arts announces a Call for 2D and 3D art for “Share The Bounty: The Art Of Food”.  Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Art Administrator – Boynton Beach Art In Public Places, will serve as juror.  The Art of Food is a unique event, showcasing the artists’ creative process of interpretation.  The exhibit takes place November 4 – 27 and proceeds will benefit the Palm Beach County Food Bank.  The Rickie Report urges artists to apply and art patrons to set the date of November 8 for the Opening Reception!  We share the details here.





The New Studio for The Visual Arts




A Juried exhibition to benefit the

Palm Beach County Food Bank





Opening Reception and Awards

November 8, 2019

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Exhibit Available November 4 – November 27, 2019





SHARE THE BOUNTY: The Art of Food is a unique event showcasing individual artist’s creative process to interpret their definition of “The Art of Food”.

Partial proceeds of sales during this exhibition will help feed countless hungry children and adults in our community. The New Studio for the Visual Arts will be a collection center for non-perishable food items to benefit the Palm Beach County Food Bank.






Exhibition submission process is being conducted through Juried Art Services.

For full details on the Call for Entry go to:

Open for submission: NOW!

Juror: Debby Coles-Dobay

Public Art Administrator – Boynton Beach Art In Public Places

Share the Bounty: The Art of Food

Open to all 2D and 3D artists.

All artwork images must be within the theme of “The Art of Food”.


3 Merit Awards…$300 each.

3 Honorable Mention Awards…Certificate only

All 2D work must be properly framed and wired ready for hanging (clips will not be accepted) Plexiglass is required on all shipped work.
Original art work only.
2D work may not exceed 3’x4’ including the frame.
Sculpture cannot exceed 5’ h x 2’ x 2’.
Three (3) digital images in jpg format may be submitted at a submission fee of
 $30 for 1 image,
$40 for 2 images,
$50 for 3 images.
Digital Images should be named with last name, first name, title.
Example: SmithT_HotDogs.jpg
A 40% commission will be retained on any sold work with partial commission going to The The Food Bank. All work must be for sale, No NSF or Price on Request.   All sold artwork must remain in the exhibition until the conclusion of the show.
All shipped works need to come to: The New Studio for the Visual Arts, 1615 South Cypress Drive, Suite 1, Jupiter, FL 33469, (561) 295-5712  All art work must be received between October 28 to November 1, 2019 at 4pm.  Shipped artwork cannot come in wooden crates or use packing peanuts and must arrive in a reusable container and include a prepaid computer-generated UPS return shipping label. No U.S. Postal Service returns. ALL SHIPMENTS MUST BE MADE THROUGH UPS. Do not send stamps, cash or credit card information for return of work.
Artists are responsible for insuring their own work prior to and after the exhibition and while in transport. NO PACKING PEANUTS!  All shipments must be sent “Signature Required”. The New Studio for the Visual Arts is not responsible for any lost packages left with no signature required.  Shipments that appear to have major damage upon receipt will not be opened and the artist will be contacted to assist in assessing the damage and determining how to proceed. The artist will be contacted immediately if any major damage is found once work is unpacked. Minor scuffs and scratches to frames as well as typical wear and tear will not be considered “damage” and will be deemed acceptable at the discretion of The New Studio for the Visual Arts.  If shipping, please send an email with the tracking information beforehand to Artists may also arrange for other individuals to deliver or pickup their work and must contact The New Studio for the Visual Arts before-hand.



All unsold work will be returned via shipment or local pickup just as it was received. Artwork will be returned via shipment will be packed and returned in the same packing materials that they were received in.  The artist is responsible for arranging the return shipment of their artwork. Pre-paid UPS return labels may be enclosed in the original shipment or emailed to The New Studio for the Visual Arts once the show has ended.
Any work being picked up locally must be picked up between November 29 -30, 2019,.
The New Studio for the Visual Arts is not responsible for loss or damage to artwork while in transit to the show and while on display. The artist agrees to allow The New Studio for the Visual Arts, at its discretion, to utilize photographs or exhibited work for publicity purposes but not for reproduction.
Open for submission: July 26,2019
Deadline for submissions: September 9, 2019
Acceptance notifications: September 28, 2019
Shipped Artwork to arrive; October 28 to November 1, 2019 at 4pm
Hand Delivered Artwork to arrive; October 28 – November 1, 2019 by 4pm
Opening Reception (for collectors, press, exhibition, exhibiting artists and the public) November 8, 2019 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Show open to view: November 4 – November 27, 2019
Artwork pickup for Local Artists: November 29 – 30,  2019
The New Studio for the Visual Arts is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Charitable Educational Organization.




For more information about this exhibit, classes, workshops or opportunities to teach:


The New Studio for the Visual Arts mission:

Nurture a vibrant arts community

Foster artistic excellence

Lower the barriers to participation in the arts

Bring people together for a powerful shared experience that inspires a creative exchange of ideas 



No membership fee!
No registration fee!
Prorating available!

Sign up today.

Call 561-295-5712






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Pompano Beach Offers Series Of Workshops At Multiple Venues For Artists At All Levels

Artists of all levels will be engaged, educated, and delighted at this series of workshops at multiple venues in Pompano Beach:  “Streaming from the Studio” (Pompano Beach Cultural Center) on August 10, “Pen & Ink Illustration”  (Bailey Contemporary Arts) on September 14, and “Creative Workshops” (Blanche Ely House) on the 3rd Saturday of the month-September 21.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges our readers to take advantage of these three outstanding upcoming opportunities.







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Pompano Beach Cultural Center


 50 W Atlantic Blvd.   Pompano Beach, FL


Streaming from the Studio at

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center





Presented by Dimitry Chamy, Designer

Saturday, AUGUST 10

1 – 4 PM

RSVP required for this FREE event at:



With today’s rapid advancement of technology, artists have access to a wide array of new tools to propel their professional careers. Creating video has become an integral part of captivating potential audiences and promoting art in the digital age.  Video Skills for Creatives, made possible by the PNC Foundation’s PNC Arts Alive and the Broward County Cultural Division, provides free workshops designed to lay the groundwork for artists to harness the power of video media and reach a wider audience.

In this FREE workshop, artists will learn how they can use their studio time to connect with others, share their expertise, build community and find buyers for their work — all while making art!  Join us for a 3-hour workshop lead by Dimitry Chamy, designer, artist and faculty mentor at FIU’s Ratcliffe Art + Design Incubator.


Dimitry Chamy is a multidisciplinary designer and educator experienced in graphic design, coding, and animation who has a passion for pattern, 3D modeling & visualization, visual languages and systems, and creative workflows. He excels at directing projects from concept to completion while tying multiple strands and media into a unified experience.

Chamy has a long track record of creating exceptional branding and design work for new and established brands across many sectors including education, finance, fashion, technology, banking, law, and cultural non-profits. He has taught at six universities, mentors younger designers & developers, and trains his own clients while exploring new ways to use design as a force for good.








Bailey Contemporary Arts


41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060




Pen & Ink Illustration at Bailey Contemporary Arts

Saturday, September 14, 2019

11 am – 3 pm

Registration: $40, all supplies included


Learn techniques to combine drawing and painting in exciting ways. Explore the thrill of combining ink and water to produce intriguing translucent images. The workshop will demonstrate how to make and techniques on how to use ink wash along with sketch pen techniques to create texture. Participants will combine ink wash & pen to create a complete Pen & Ink Illustration. Work from your own or supplied photos. All supplies provided.  Instructor Kimberley Maxwell was born in Canada and resides in South Florida. She earned her MFA at Florida Atlantic University and was awarded the 2004 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artist Fellowship.






The Blanche Ely House



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1600 NW 6th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060



Creative Workshops at The Blanche Ely House

3rd Saturdays

Saturday September 21

11 am 

$5 includes supplies


Explore your artistic side and build new friendships! Every month, our instructors will introduce guests to an exciting art form providing both introductory and intermediate techniques that will enhance your skills. Learn how exciting becoming a creative can be!






For more information visit, or call 954-545-7800.

Pompano Beach Cultural Center is located at  50 W Atlantic Blvd.   Pompano Beach, FL  33060


Bailey Contemporary Arts is located at 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

The Blanche Ely House is located at 1600 NW 6th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060







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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

“Gema The Curious Butterfly” Brings Gabriela Esquivel’s Artwork And Heartfelt Message To Children. Book Signings And Activities On August 10 And October 2

Gabriela Esquivel‘s artwork and story, “Gema The Curious Butterfly” shares universal messages of friendship, freedom, and love.  The colors will make you smile!  Meet Gabriela at a book signing event on Saturday, August 10 at Tommy Bahama on Las Olas Blvd in Fort Lauderdale.  Kids can color a Gema masquerade mask to take home.  On October 2, stop by the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale for a special program.  Gabriela is available for a children’s show, workshops, and will perform at learning centers, museums, elementary schools, private children’s parties, book fairs, and art fairs.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.





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Saturday, August  10

11 am

Tommy Bahama

1002 E Las Olas  Blvd   Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301








Wednesday, October 2

Time to be announced: Please contact Gabriela

Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale

401 SW 2nd St.   Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312  



Free Painting Activity with Gem’s Masquerade Mask 


Gabriela tells The Rickie Report, “Colorful forms, lines, women’s figures and textures are combined to create art pieces that express a constant search for freedom. The paintings, video animations and music transport the viewer/listener to spaces where the skies and times are endless. The artist invites him/her to “become one with nature, the Universe and the Light”.

She continues, ” I question the systems and traditional myths and am interested in finding the Divine without necessarily practicing the rituals stated by any specific doctrine. I defy the traditional roles of women in society, writing my own story — a new story — whereby the women in my paintings travel alone and unwrapped from traditional roles…”




Gabriela Esquivel

Gabriela is available for kid’s shows and workshops and can be hire to be performed at learning centers, museums, elementary schools, private kid’s parties, book fairs, etc. 




Gabriela Esquivel is a Costa Rican artist and author currently living in South Florida.  She has lived in Germany, Switzerland, United States and Puerto Rico. Her work has been featured in the 2015th Florence Biennale Catalogue (Italy), Go Riverwalk Magazine in Fort Lauderdale, Around Town News in Fort Lauderdale, Midtown Miami Magazine in South Florida, and in main journals in Puerto Rico.  Gabriela has participated in Art Fort Lauderdale Fair, exhibiting with ArtBox Gallery (Zurich, Switzerland)  and Contemporary Art Projects (Fort Lauderdale) during Art Basel Miami. She has also worked together with Business for the Arts of Broward and participated in their Art & Soul Annual exhibition at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (Fort Lauderdale). Gabriela had a SOLO show “Soul and Mysticism” at Artserve (2018). She presented her SOLO show “Gardens of Freedom” at 33rd St. Wine Bar where she combined art+music, exhibiting paintings and performing songs of her authorship.




Gabriela Esquivel at the 2015 Florence, Italy Biennale


Gabriela is part of the “Open Canvas Project”, a murals project organized by ArtServe; she is also part of “Genii Loci”, a road-tattoo/street mural on Rosemary Avenue (W. Palm Beach). She was part of “La Campechada” event, organized by the Puerto Rican Art Museum; and “Casa de los Contrafuertes” Art Project in Puerto Rico. Interested in bringing together art and philanthropy,  she was one of the artists of the “Redesign Bash” organized by Salvation Army of Broward County (Galleria Mall in Fort Lauderdale).





She is a committee member of Salvation Army of Broward and of the Neighbors Volunteer Office from the City of Fort Lauderdale. She is the founder of “Butterflies for Puerto Rico”, an artistic-musical-social project that has partnered with international musicians and organizations to help Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria. Gabriela earned her BFA in Sculpture from the School of Fine Arts of Puerto Rico and her BA in Humanistic Studies with emphasis in Music from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. When she is not painting, Gabriela studies the piano and composes her own music. Gabriela’s award winning artwork is in several permanent private and corporate collections through the United States and the Caribbean.  



For more information or to contact Gabriela:

Facebook @gabrielaesquivele

Instagram @gabrielaesquivele

To reserve dates for the Gema’s Kids show and Workshop

  Call  (786) 582 9042



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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986