Business For the Arts Of Broward Opens A Call To Emerging Mural Artists For A Paid Public Art Mentor Led Mural Opportunity In Fort Lauderdale. Open To All Florida Artists

Business for the Arts of Broward (BFA) opens a Call to Emerging Mural Artists for a Broward Health Mentor-led Mural Opportunity in the Fort Lauderdale area with nationally recognized artist, Lori Pratico. Funding partners are The Wayne and Lucretia Weiner Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward, The Cathy and James Donnelly Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward and Crown Residential.  A Zoom information session will be held on Friday, June 28, 2024 for interested applicants.  The five chosen muralists with be offered up to $5,000. stipend per artist. This opportunity includes career support after the completion of the project.  The Deadline to apply is Wednesday, July 31, 2024.  This Call is open to all local emerging mural artists in Florida.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to apply!

 

 

 

Organization website: https://bfabroward.org/

 

 

 

 

Call to emerging mural artists: 

 

 

Paid Public Art Mentorship Opportunity

 

 

 

 

 

Apply here: 

https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=13734

 

 

 

Entry Deadline: 7/31/24

 

Call Type:   Public Art

 

Eligibility:   Local

 

State:   Florida

 

 

 

 

Information   Session   June 28, 2024

 

An information session for interested applicants will be held via zoom on June 28, 2024. Participants will learn about the opportunity, application process, and may ask questions. To register for the session, please email lpratico@bfabroward.org

 

 

 

The mural will be on a highly visible wall at the intersections of Andrews Ave and 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The lead artist, Lori Pratico, will design the mural’s overall look and have final say in its design and execution. The final design will be pre-approved by Broward Health. Selected artists will have the opportunity to add their style to designated sections of the mural at the lead artist’s sole discretion. 

 

 

Lori Pratico is a professional artist who has been working in the arts industry for over 35 years. She started her arts career in Philadelphia as a billboard painter and has executed over 100 murals in 16 states. Her specialties include community engagement, hand lettering and surface design. Her work can be viewed at www.loripratico.com

 

 

Mural artists require training and experience to transition from small paintings to large scale work and often struggle with applying for public art commissions and building their portfolio. Through this mentorship, each of the five selected emerging artists will receive:

Hands on experience in designing, scaling, and painting large scale murals.

Mentorship and guidance from an established arts professional.

Up to $5,000. stipend per artist for a maximum of 100 painting hours ($50 per hr.)

$30. per day lunch stipend.

Each artists’ general liability ins. coverage will be included. ($200-$300 value)

Artists’ names will be included on the mural, and artists may take appropriate ownership of the project.

Artists will be included in a documentary style presentation of the mural creation and the mural process, to educate and promote future artists.

Team zoom meetings to review creating a proposal, applying for insurance, best practices, pricing, creating a budget, selecting materials and anti-graffiti coatings.

Continued career support available after the completion of this project.

 

 

 

 

Organization website: https://bfabroward.org/

For more information Email: lpratico@bfabroward.org

Lori Pratico

Program Coordinator | Business for the Arts of Broward

201 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 1900

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-4442

 

 

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Tom Rubin Kicks Off “Third Thursday” Meet The Artist At Modern Edge Frameworks In Port St Lucie On Thursday, June 20, 2024. Free Demo And Free Parking

Modern Edge Frameworks kicks off its “Third Thursday” Meet The Artist event on Thursday, June 20, 2024 at the Tradition location in Port St. Lucie featuring Tom Rubin, a prolific painter and photographer.  Stop by to see Tom in “art action” and hear his story of becoming a creative at age six!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Many thanks to Duncan and Pam Hurd offering this opportunity to local artists.

 

Tradition Village Center

10370 SW Village Center Drive    Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

772.236.3690

 

 

 

 

 

tradition@modernedgeframeworks.com

Hours:  Monday – Saturday   10am – 5pm

www.modernedgeframeworks.com

 

 

Tom Rubin started painting and drawing at the age of 6.  His father showed him a picture in a magazine, gave Tom a set of oil paints, and there was no turning back!  We can see in the image below that he already had a sense of perspective, shading, and blending colors!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom’s 7th grade teacher inspired him to focus on impressionistic art, which he has continued throughout his life. Over the years, Tom’s style has evolved to more abstract paintings with an impressionistic flair.

 

 

 

Original painting by Tom Rubin

 

 

 

Tom tells The Rickie Report, ” I never stopped painting while I worked in the picture framing industry. Now, that I am retired, I have more time to devote to my art…and more time allows more creativity. When I’m painting, I enjoy a sense of freedom to let the paint take me wherever the creative juices are flowing.”

 

 

 

“Flowers in a Garden” by Tom Rubin

 

 

 

He goes on to say, ” My paintings reflect me and what I am feeling at the time.”  Tom works with acrylic paint, showcasing mainly abstracts and impressionism. His paintings often start with a vision and it may take a day or weeks for the vision to be clear enough to put on canvas.  Sometimes, they stay as the original thoughts, but more often, they take many turns and changes as the painting evolves.

 

 

 

Original Painting by Tom Rubin

 

 

 

Tom can be sleeping and start moving his hands as if he had a brush in them. At any time of night, he may get up and begin creating the piece feeling a need to put it on canvas before if disappears.  Believing that one style is too limiting, Tom is eager to try new techniques and mediums, which are evident in his collection.  Tom is also very open to creating commission pieces.

 

 

 

“Ribbon” by Tom Rubin

 

 

Tom’s wife, Helene, is his muse and he adds a touch of yellow to every artwork to signify their bond. Tom was born in Gloversville, NY and raised in the Bronx.  He attended the High School of Music and Art in Manhattan and achieved a Batchelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute Collage of Art, with a minor in Photography.  He worked towards his Master degree in history at Johns Hopkins University.

 

“Space” by Tom Rubin

 

To see more of Tom’s artistry:

FaceBook:  https://www.facebook.com/tom.rubin.735

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/TomRubin21

Email:  721.ter@gmail.com

Call:  954. 732.5456

 

 

 

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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

 

Deadline Extension As Vero Beach Art Club Calls For Member And Non-Member Artists At Prestigious Fine Arts Show At Pointe West Country Club. All Artists Are Invited To Apply

The Vero Beach Art Club (VBAC) extends an invitation AND the DEADLINE for Member AND Non-Member artists to apply for the Fine Arts Show at the prestigious Pointe West Country Club, Heritage Pavilion on November 2 – 3, 2024.   TWO artists Can SHARE a TENT! The VBAC presents Top-Rated shows including Under the Oaks (8th in the US) & Art by the Sea (48th in the US) as well as Art in the Park on various Sundays at Humiston Park, Art-Trail, and a 2-day studio tour. The Rickie Report reminds both artists and art lovers:  Mark these dates on your calendars! Enjoy live music, including Stephen Quinn and others at the show! DEADLINE is JUNE 28, 2024.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, November 2, 2024

10 am – 5 pm

 &

Sunday, November 3, 2024

10 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

Pointe West Country Club, Heritage Pavilion

1550  76th Dr.    Vero Beach FL

 

 

 

 

Another  Show

for  VBAC Member   &   Non-Member Artists …

AND  Art Lovers!

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

Application Deadline: June 28    

Late App Deadline: July 5    

Results date for artists: August 5    

Payment Due by August 22

 

 

ARTISTS  APPLY    HERE

 

 

 

How to Apply:

 

Applications are $35/medium, a separate application is required for each medium.

You may exhibit up to 2 mediums per tent or 2 artists per tent.

Artists supply the 10 x10 white tent, 5 ft. space between tents. (Please see the exhibiting artist application).

Exhibiting Artists need to be present throughout the day and will be responsible for handling their own sales, and pay FL sales tax.

NOTE: If you need to rent a tent, rental information will be provided after you’ve been accepted to the show.

 

 

ARTISTS  APPLY    HERE

This show is filling up fast!

Deadline to enter is June 28, 2024!

 

The Vero Beach Art Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Mission Statement: To foster appreciation of art, artistic growth, and educational opportunities for our members; support community art education through Art Club classes and programs for youth, veterans, and recreation department activities, and award annual grants to local art teachers and scholarships to area students going on to study art or art-related courses.

For more information:

 

https://www.verobeachartclub.org/applications

Home Page: https://www.verobeachartclub.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VeroBeachArtClub

 

 

 

 

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Cornell Museum Presents Jane Lawton Baldridge’s “Oceana Phenomena” With Opening Reception, Art & Science Panel, And Film Presentation June 7 – September 27, 2024

The Cornell Museum in Delray Beach presents Jane Lawton Baldridge‘s “Oceana Phenomena” with multiple opportunities for the public to view and engage in discussion.  The Opening Reception on Friday, June 7 kicks off a series including a Panel Presentation on Thursday, June 20, an Artists Talk on Friday, August 2 at the Spotlight Gallery and a film presentation, ” Sea Stories, Sea Level Chronicles & Wisdom of the Waves”, on Thursday, August 15. These programs represent partnerships with scientists, educators, office holders, non-profits and State personnel bringing Jane’s fervent message to all of us! This exhibit has been curated by Art Moves You.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Jane’s artistry.

 

 

 

 

 

51 N. Swinton Ave.   Delray Beach, FL 33444

561.654.2220

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solo  Multi-Media  Exhibit

 Jane Lawton Baldridge’s  “Oceana  Phenomena”

 

 

“Oceana Phenomena” is brought to the community through partnerships with Scientists, Educators, office-holders, non-profits and State personnel who are involved as Environmental Stakeholders working for water management, ocean clean up, pollution control, growth control, coastal resilience including the Nature Conservancy, Surfrider Foundation, politicians, Friends of the Everglades, The North Carolina Coastal Federation, Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, Florida Oceanographic and more.

 

 

This exhibit is available from June 7 – September 27, 2024

 

 

 

Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

 

 

Jane Lawton Baldridge’s “Oceana Phenomena: Sea Stories, Sea Level Chronicles & Wisdom of the Waves” exhibition curated by Art Moves You, resonates advocacy for the water on our planet. Her artworks promote protection of watersheds to the ocean.

 

  • “Sea Stories” paintings created with hopes of heightening the awareness of the sea’s importance, beauty, and fragility.

  • “Sea Level Chronicles” human & animal sculptures covered in recycled navigational charts then painted to elicit the image of rising waters.

  • “Wisdom of the Waves” a film of Jane’s Sea Stories animated paintings paired with quotes and wave imagery to evoke thoughtful activism about protecting our water resources.

 

 

 

Multi-Media Art Exhibit by Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, June 7 , 2024      

6 – 9 pm

 

 

 

Multi-Media Art Exhibit by Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

Thursday, June 20, 2024    

6 -7 pm

 

 

Featuring:

 

 

Jane Lawton Baldridge, artist

 

Jane will speak about the intent of her art to bring awareness to the importance of taking care of our water resources as well as attention to areas at risk for permanent inundation, storm surge, and pollution.

 

 

City 0f Delray Beach Sustainability Department

 

Kent Edwards, officer, and Christian Chitester, Coordinator will talk about where the public gets its water, the processes to keep it safe and clean, plus the aquifers in Delray Beach and Palm Beach County run by the Water Management District.

 

 

Everglades  Restoration

 

Jennifer Reynolds, Director of  Everglades Restoration will speak about the project and to share the need to balance the natural eco-system in order to safeguard our waters and waterways.

 

 

 

Multi-Media Art Exhibit by Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

 

In the Spotlight Gallery

Friday, August 2, 2024  

6 – 9 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, August 15, 2024    

6 – 7 pm

“Oceana Phenomena”

 

Sea Stories, Sea Level Chronicles & Wisdom of the Waves

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE MUSEUM

The Cornell Art Museum is housed in the restored 1913 Delray Elementary School building on the Old School Square campus and is one of the surprises that people discover in Delray Beach. The Museum strives to show nationally and internationally recognized, contemporary artists who create innovative and provocative works of art. Visitors will enjoy intriguing pieces of artwork while discovering new artists and styles.  The Museum exposes the greater Delray Beach and South Florida communities to artwork that is culturally relevant and exciting, hoping to foster creativity and inspire imagination.  Museum shows typically begin with a theme and blossom into dynamic group exhibitions that excite visitors from all backgrounds.

 

The Cornell Art Museum was dedicated in 1990 and named in honor of Delray Beach residents Harriet W. and George D. Cornell. The architecture, formally known as “Masonry Vernacular,” makes the building unique in the downtown area. This style was used for several smaller buildings in the Old School Square Historic Arts District. Without the colorful exhibit banners and other signage, one would never guess that the building is actually a museum. During the restoration process, the original atrium and classrooms, which are now exhibition spaces, were restored to preserve the rare Dade County Pine floors, tall windows and open space. The only significant modification to the interior was to open the atrium up to the second floor, allowing for natural light to stream in and provide a more spacious feel.

 

The Museum completed a $1 million interior renovation in November 2017. The first floor houses two large galleries for the main exhibitions and a Spotlight gallery for month-long exhibits of works by local artists. Also on the first floor is the Museum Store featuring hand-crafted art, decor and jewelry by 50 area artists. The second floor, accessible by two grand staircases or an elevator, has four exhibition galleries and atrium. The Cornell Art Museum is located to the south of the Crest Theatre building, and is connected to the Crest Theatre building’s Ocean Breeze Room and portico by a covered loggia.

 

 

 

 

ART MOVES YOU:   http://www.facebook.com/ArtMovesYou/

 

 

 

More From Jane Lawton Baldridge:

The venues where Baldridge’s artwork has been shown include Lincoln Center, Times Square, the Louvre, Museum of Computer Art, Mint Museum, Cameron Museum of Art and Fayetteville Museum of Art and at the World Festival of Art on Paper in Slovenia. She also has a print in the Library of Congress. For more information, visit her website, www.artspeaks.com.

 

 

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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

Stop By For “Going On Seventeen: Summertime At Gallery 14” In Vero Beach June 7- September 27 With Four Receptions In June, July, August And September

Gallery 14  in Vero Beach is happy to present a unique summer show featuring the artist-owners.  The exhibit, “Going on Seventeen: Summertime at Gallery 14”  will  run June 7 – September 27, 2024.  The Gallery will be open for summer hours in June and July, but, closed in August and September except for the First Friday Gallery Strolls and by appointment. Mark your calendars for these four receptions: Friday, June, 7; Friday, July 5Friday, August 2 and Friday, September 6. The Rickie Report urges you to stop by and enjoy this delight-filled gallery.

 

 

1911 14th Avenue    Vero Beach, FL. 

Phone: 772 562-5525.  Visit:  www.gallery14verobeach.com

 

 

 

 

Gallery  14   Presents

 

 

 

 

“Going  on  Seventeen: Summertime  at  Gallery  14”

 

 

 

FIRST   FRIDAY   GALLERY  

STROLL/RECEPTIONS

 

 

  FRIDAYS: June 7 – July 5 – August 2 – September 6

 

 

5 – 8  PM

 

 

 

“Gonna Make My Garden Grow” Mixed Media by Dorothy Napp Schindel

 

 

 

 

SUMMER    GALLERY    HOURS:

 

June/July: 

11-4  Thursday/Friday;    11-3 Sat;   or   by   APPOINTMENT

 

 

Closed August and September except for the First Friday Gallery Strolls AND open by appointment.

 

 

Phone 772-562-5525

 

 

Visit  www.gallery14verobeach.com, ,on Facebook and Instagram.

,

 

“A Vanishing Sight”, Photograph by Barbara Du Pont

 

 

 

Gallery 14 offers an exceptional selection of art in oil, acrylic, watercolor, collage, mixed media, jewelry, sculpture and photography. We encourage your thoughts on art in the modern world. We offer you a place to visit that will awaken your inner creativity and give you the experience of finding your individual tastes.

 

 

 

MEET     THE     ARTISTS:

 

Lila Blakeslee

Barbara du Pont

Barbara Landry

Mary Ann Hall

Jessica Leto

Deborah Morrell Polackwich

Dorothy Napp Schindel

Evan Schwarze 

 

 

 

“The Amigos” Acrylic Painting by Barbara Landry

 

 

 

Featured  throughout  the  year  at  Gallery  14:

Walford Campbell

Jim Cohoe

Melanie Denison

Joan Earnhart

Terry Green

Viola Pace Knudsen

Mia Lindberg

Francis Mesaros

 Michael Robinson

Carol Staub

Jo Zaza

 

 

 

Open summer hours: June and July:  Thurs/Friday 11-4pm and Sat 11-3pm.  Closed August and September except for the First Friday Gallery Strolls AND open by appointment. Phone 772-562-5525. Visit us at www.gallery14verobeach.com, as well as on Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

 

About Gallery 14:

Gallery 14 is located at 1911  14th Avenue in the Downtown, Historic Arts District of Vero Beach.  

Phone:772 562-5525.  Visit us at  www.facebook.com/gallery14verobeach

FaceBook:  https://www.fb.com/gallery14verobeach

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gallery14verobeach

 

 

For more details please call  :772 562-5525

 

 

 

For more details please call  :772 562-5525

or Email: dnschindel@gmail.com

 

 

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11676 SW River Crossing Place Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

 

Helping People Succeed Opens Call For 2025 Calendar. Emerging And Established Artists Encouraged To Apply. Deadline Is July 8, 2024

Helping People Succeed shares a Call to Artists for the 2025 Art For Living Calendar. HPS helps improve the community’s viability and diversity through programs that assist children to become ready for school, and adults to find and maintain employment.  The Call is open to artists in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties and 13 artworks will be chosen. You will have opportunities to sell your original artwork and meet art patrons. Subject matter should be tropical and/or local scenery (Examples: fish, birds, trees, beaches). Local scenes may include Indian River Lagoon, St. Lucie or Loxahatchee Rivers, covered bridge roads, the savannas and views of nature or historical sites. Deadline is Monday, July 8, 2024. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges emerging artists to apply!

 

 

Helping People Succeed

1601 NE Braille Place    Jensen Beach, FL 34957

hpsfl.org  772.320.0778

 

 

 

 

CALL  FOR  ARTISTS

2025  ART FOR LIVING CALENDAR

Helping People Succeed transforms lives by realizing potential, creating hope and building futures through education, counseling, training and employment.

 

 

CALENDAR   INFORMATION   FOR   2025   SUBMISSIONS

 

 

 

Your own digital photo in high resolution may be submitted via email to jguaba@hpsfl.org. If you need Helping People Succeed to take a photo of your artwork you can contact Jeraldine Guaba to coordinate arrangements to bring the original piece of art to our office.

If emailing your submission, please include the completed artist application (attached). The application fee is $25.o0 per submission and may be mailed to our office:

Helping People Succeed 1601 NE Braille Place Jensen Beach, FL 34957

The $25.00 application fee may also be paid online at www.hpsfl.org.

Please note: emailed submissions will be considered once the application and fee have been received. The

 

 

Deadline for submission: 5:00 pm on Monday, July 8, 2024.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

 

 

  • Open to artists in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties.

  • Only the artist who created the original work may apply.

  • Please submit in a jpeg format. No frame or glass should be included.

  • Horizontal artwork format only. The actual calendar measures (Paintings may be in

    proportion at 16” w x 12”h, 24” w x 18” h, etc.)

  • Framed artwork no larger than 48” wide.

  • Final selections are based on quality, format, suitability for reproduction and subject matter.

  • Subject matter should be tropical and/or local scenery (Examples: fish, birds, trees, beaches).

    Local scenes may include Indian River Lagoon, St. Lucie or Loxahatchee Rivers, covered

    bridge roads, the Savannas and views of nature or historical sites.

  • Applicants to submit a 300-word biography by email with the jpeg artwork.

  • Artists must be more than 18 years old to submit an entry for the 2025 Art for Living

    Calendar.

  • A Selection Committee will review the artwork and notify all artists once the selection process

    is complete.

 

 

ARTISTS SELECTED FOR THE 2025 CALENDAR:

 

 

 

  • When notified, please bring your original artwork to our office in Jensen Beach to be scanned.

  • Artwork may be framed or unframed. If framed please note that the actual painting showing is what will be scanned for the calendar.

  • You may have your own artwork professionally scanned and sent, via email, to Jeraldine at jguaba@hpsfl.org.

  • Original artwork for the calendar to be available for sale by Helping People Succeed from the time of acceptance through December 31, 2024. 20% of the sales will be a contribution to Helping People Succeed.

 

 

 

ARTISTS ARE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FOLLOWING EVENTS:

  • Artists are invited to submit up to 10 pieces of artwork (in addition to the calendar art) for our Art for Living Gallery. Your artwork will be displayed in the gallery from November, 2024 through April, 2025. Visit our website to view the current artwork displayed in our gallery. www.hpsfl.org. 20% of the sales of each painting will be a contribution to Helping People Succeed.

  • Once the calendars arrive, each artist will sign their page on approximately 100 calendars. This will be a coordinated effort with the staff at Helping People Succeed.

  • Our Pinot & Picasso event will be held on November 23, 2024 at the Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club in Palm City. This will be a formal reception and dinner and the calendar artists will be available that evening to autograph calendars and are invited to display a limited number of art pieces for sale.

  • There may be additional event activity that will require the 2025 Art for Living Calendar Artists to be present. Notice will be given once those activities are known and/or established.

  • Please note that Helping People Succeed will handle all sales and cover all costs of sales, including credit card fees, etc.

 

 

SUBMISSION CHECKLIST:

_____ Completed application
_____ Check for $25.00 made payable to Helping People Succeed Foundation

_____ Original artwork jpeg for review by judges
_____ 300-word bio in the body of the email or attached as a Word document

 

 

2025 ART FOR LIVING CALENDAR ARTIST APPLICATION SUBMISSION FORM

 

 

To be submitted by Monday, July 8, 2024

Name: ________________________________________________________________

Address: __________________________________ City: ___________ Zip: __________

Phone: ___________________

Email: _______________________________________

Title of Artwork: _________________________________________________________

Medium: _________________________

Retail Price: ___________________________ Size of Image: _____________________

Size of Frame: _________________________

 

 

I have read, understand, and agree with all of the rules for consideration for the 2025 Art for Living Calendar. Please accept my application for consideration and my non-refundable Entry Fee of $25.00 (per entry). The payment may be provided by check, credit card or online at www.hpsfl.org. I am also including a bio and digital art file as per the guidelines provided.

 

Signature of artist: _______________________________________________________

Print your name: ________________________________________________________

Date: ______________________________ Check #__________________________

Credit Card Info (VISA, MasterCard, American Express):

#: ________________________________ Expiration Date: ____________________

Security Number (3 numbers) on the back of the card: _______________________________

Signature: _____________________________________________________________

Mail to:

Helping People Succeed 1601 NE Braille Place Jensen Beach, FL 34957

Submit calendar submissions to Jeraldine Guaba jguaba@hpsfl.org

 

 

 

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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

Rescheduled Lecture Highlighting Curt Whiticar’s Art And Prominent History In Stuart Coincides With Martin County’s Centennial Celebration At Elliott Museum On Tuesday, May 28. Enjoy Free Admission And Parking

Curt Whiticar‘s Marine art being featured at The Elliot Museum coincides with the kick off of Martin County’s Centennial Celebration!  Both members and guests can enjoy the FREE ENTRY on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 and enjoy a Special Lecture by Curt’s daughter, Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill, “A Daughter’s Fond Reflections of her Dad”. Curt lived a colorful life on and off the canvas, celebrating his 106th birthday just before his passing.  His story and his paintings bring us a rich history of Stuart, FL.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the exhibit as well as his paintings. Curt’s paintings, book, and notecards will be part of the Elliot Museum offerings

 

 

 

 

825 NE Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, FL

 

http://hsmc-fl.com

772.225.1961

 

 

 

 COME   AND   EXPLORE   THE   UNEXPLORED!

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY,  MAY 28  2024

Open House at the Elliott Museum

5   –  8 PM

FREE   ADMISSION   FOR   ALL

LECTURE

 

5:30 PM – 6: 30 PM

 

Remembrances

A captivating talk by Laura Kay Whiticar Darvil on the life and art of her father, local icon Curt Whiticar.

 


Curt Whiticar

 

 

 

 

Born on February 13, 1911, in Fairton, New Jersey, Curt’s family spent the winters in Fairton while his dad worked on an oyster boat out from Bivalve about twelve miles southeast of the town.  During the summers, they moved to Fortescue, a remote fishing village on the Delaware Bay  where his dad had a charter fishing business.  They lived without running water or electricity on a little barge pulled up on the beach.

 

 

 

 

 

“Sailfishing off  Stuart” by Curt Whiticar

(Curt is in the boat in the background)

Curt was very active in the Stuart Sailfish Club (treasurer for many years) and designed the Sailfish pins and Sailfish Release pins for the club.  This picture was often used as publicity for the Sailfish club and the Whiticar Fleet.

 

 

HE’S IN THE PAINTING BUSINESS !

 

 

 

Most boat owners just painted over the names which were on the stern and bow of the boats. When the repainted hull was dry, they would repaint the letters.  They were not proficient at lettering and did not have proper brushes, so the result was usually pretty bad. I acquired a good red sable brush and repainted the lettering on Dad’s boats.  I did a pretty good job, especially by comparison, and soon all the boat captains paid me to reletter their boats.  Also, the hotel managers or owners hired me to paint their signs, and I put some scenes on them.  As a result, as a twelve year old boy, I was in business with painting”.

 

 

 

 

Painting by Curt Whiticar

Foundering Norwester Rescue:  This painting shows boats in the wild seas that is a depiction of a rescue.  Curt and his mate, in his boat the Gulfstream, rescued 6 people, 3 others were rescued by 2 other boats and one man drowned.  He later salvaged the boat, rebuilt it and used it for many years.

 

 

 

BUILDING A BUSINESS OF BUILDING BOATS

 

 

“In 1946, my brother wanted me to build a new boat for him.Dad had a lot next to his house where  I could build the boat, but I needed a building.Camp Murphy (now Jonathan Dickinson State Park) a former Army camp during the war auctioned off the buildings, and I bid $475 on the mess hall, $30 for an officers’ latrine, and $25 for another building.The buildings had to be removed from the property within thirty days. We marked each piece, disassembled the entire building, and reassembling it on our property.  It is still in use, having survived the big hurricane of 1949.  Without an organized crew of builders, I quit charter fishing entirely and concentrated on boat building. Since its  inception, we had built 63 boats at Whiticar Boat Works, Inc”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painting by Curt Whiticar

As his boats became well known for performing well in the rolling ocean waters , he decided to open a boat building and repair business. “Whiticar Boat Basin”, then “Whiticar Boat Works” was established in 1947. It has recently been sold.

 

The company built boats that became world famous among the power boating communities. His expertise in lettering the name of the boat in gold leaf on the stern was legendary.

 

 

 

BEANIE BACKUS CONNECTION

 

 

“None of my educational classes included art; however, through the years, I have sat in on a few local art classes.  Perhaps my foremost learning experience was my contact with Bean Backus, whom I knew quite well.  He was my mentor. I had painted about 25 – 30 works of art by 1950 and all but five were destroyed in a fire. I did spend a little time painting; however, I was busy with designing and building boats until 1986. At the age of 75, I retired and had the time to do more painting.  My favorite medium is oil, and I have always favored Florida landscape and seascape scenes.  However, I also paint quite a lot of local historical scenes as well as anything I feel that people would like hanging on their walls”. 

 

 

Curt’s love of nature is shown in his Florida inland scenes.  The beauty of the trees and rivers is reflected in a variety of colors and landscapes.  He also features a variety of animals, especially birds in his paintings.  Although he always lived near the ocean, he enjoyed traveling.  And, he read National Geographic Magazine and frequently used pictures from the magazine for ideas for his paintings.

 

 

 

Sunrise Sunset Painting by Curt Whiticar

 

 

 

WHITICAR WATERWAY TALES

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THIS EXHIBIT:

Email Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill fishlkd@hotmail.com

Or Call to make an appointment to visit the House With The Purple Shutters

772-834-6202

To  See  More  of  Curt  Whiticar’s  artwork:   www.curtwhiticar.com

 

 

 

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Deadline Approaching As Vero Beach Art Club Accepts Applications From Member AND Non-Member Artists For Fine Arts Show At Pointe West Country Club

The Vero Beach Art Club reminds Member AND Non-Member artists to apply for the Fine Arts Show at the prestigious Pointe West Country Club, Heritage Pavilion on November 2- 3, 2024. The VBAC brings us Top-Rated shows including Under the Oaks (8th in the nation) & Art by the Sea (48th) as well as Art in the Park on various Sundays at Humiston Park, and Art-Trail, and a 2-day studio tour. The Rickie Report reminds both artists and art lovers to mark these dates on your calendars now as we share the details of how artists can apply.  DEADLINE is JUNE 7, 2024.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, November 2, 2024

10 am – 5 pm

 &

Sunday, November 3, 2024

10 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

Pointe West Country Club, Heritage Pavilion

1550 76th Dr.    Vero Beach FL

 

 

 

 

Another  Show

for  VBAC Member   &   Non-Member Artists …

AND  Art Lovers!

 

 

 

 

ARTISTS  APPLY    HERE

 

 

 

 

How to Apply:

 

Applications are $35/medium, a separate application is required for each medium.

You may exhibit up to 2 mediums per tent or 2 artists per tent.

Artists supply the 10 x10 white tent, 5 ft. space between tents. (Please see the exhibiting artist application).

Exhibiting Artists need to be present throughout the day and will be responsible for handling their own sales, and pay FL sales tax.

NOTE: If you need to rent a tent, rental information will be provided after you’ve been accepted to the show.

 

 

ARTISTS  APPLY    HERE

 

 

This show is filling up fast!

Deadline to enter is June 7, 2024!

 

 

 

For more information:

 

https://www.verobeachartclub.org/applications

Home Page: https://www.verobeachartclub.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VeroBeachArtClub

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

 

Wiener Museum Of Decorative Arts (WMODA) Loves Lake Worth Beach. Join The Community Charrette To Discuss Potential Site Plan Concepts and Learn More On Wednesday, May 22 Via LiveStream

The Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA) is one of the world’s foremost destinations for fired arts including contemporary as well as a deep historical look into creativity through the centuries.  The Rickie Report shares the initial proposal for a collaboration between WMODA, Lake Worth Beach CRA, and LULA  to create a downtown mixed-use Cultural Arts Campus anchored by WMODA!   On Wednesday, May 22, 2024 from 6-8 PM, there will be a  COMMUNITY CHARRETTE to discuss potential site plan concepts and to learn more about the WMODA mix use campus meeting at The Hatch 11212 Gallery.  In person attendance is now filled to capacity, however you can livestream the meeting on Youtube.   The Rickie Report shares the details in this article, reacquaints you with the legacy of WMODA and shares access to the Community Charrette Meeting. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WMODA Loves Lake Worth Beach

www.wmodaloveslwb.com

 

PUBLIC   PRESENTATION

 

 

 

 

TUNE into LIVESTREAM on  YOUTUBE@LAKEWORTHCRA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WMODA   LOVES   LWB!

 

 

 

The Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA) is coming to Lake Worth Beach, FL.  The special exhibitions of glass artists Dale Chihuly, Paul Stankard, and other living masters will heighten LWB’s cultural presence. WMODA is also renowned for its amazing collection of British pottery and porcelain with illustrious names, such as Wedgwood and Royal Doulton. Another major draw is contemporary ceramic art by the Ardmore Studio in South Africa.  WMODA continues to be a good steward of the arts, bringing in community groups, educational programs for all ages, and offering support for the local art scene.  For those who have seen what WMODA has to offer, we remind you that what you saw in the collection was only the tip of the iceberg!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEET  THE  TEAM

 

 

 

 

THE  VISION

 

 

 

 

 

 

BENEFITS  OF  WMODA

 

 

 

 

 

TIME  LINE

 

 

 

 

DRIVING  PRINCIPLES

 

 

 

FOR  MORE  DETAILS

 

 

 

 

 

Previous articles in The Rickie Report highlight some of WMODA’s vast activities:

https://www.therickiereport.com/2022/04/12/wmoda/

https://www.therickiereport.com/2022/09/21/be-joyful-and-experience-a-safari-for-the-soul-at-wiener-museum-of-decorative-arts-in-dania-beach-now-through-end-of-december/

https://www.therickiereport.com/2019/11/16/wiener-museum-of-decorative-arts-in-dania-beach-invites-you-to-sparkle-shine-sunday-december-1-visit-this-treasure-trove-of-living-glass-masters-ardmore-studio-ceramics-wedgwood-and-royal/

 

 

For more information about WMODA itself please contact Louise: louise@wmoda.com

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Posh Design Studio In Delray Beach Showcases The Newest Collaboration By Romero BRITTO And Orianne Collins With A Special Jewelry Design Collection On Thursday, May 23. You Must RSVP To This FREE Event

Kimberly Perry, owner and curator of Posh Design Studio in Delray Beach, FL. is bringing Celebrity Pop Artist, Romero BRITTO, founder of the Happy Movement and Orianne Collins, Swiss Jewelry Designer to present their newest colorful and whimsical jewelry design collection.  This FREE event takes place on Thursday, May 23, 2024.  Everyone will receive an autographed box with each purchase of their jewelry, and you can meet the stars in person!  Capacity is limited, so you MUST RSVP.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delray Marketplace       Suite # 104

9169 West Atlantic Ave.  Delray Beach, FL 33446

561.591.3680

 

 

 

This event is FREE to the public

 

 

 

You must RSVP for admittance to the gallery

 

 

 

Capacity is limited

 

 

 

 

Thursday May 23, 2024  

 

 

5 – 8 pm

 

 

 

Refreshments will be served

 

Everyone will receive an autographed box with each purchase of their jewelry, and you can meet the stars in person!

 

 

Romero BRITTO and Orianne Collins combine their artistic talents with a new Jewelry Deign Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RSVP: Michele.Cancro@gmail.com

Or call the gallery at (561) 591-3680

 

 

 

 

Join POSH Art Gallery in the Delray Marketplace for an evening of enchantment, art, luxury, and indulgence on Thursday, May 23.  Immerse yourself in the spectacular world of Romero BRITTO and Orianne Collins, enjoying live music by Passion Celine, Steven Avi, and Louis Amanti plus refreshments and bubbly.  Renowned for its commitment to showcasing the most exceptional in contemporary artistry, POSH is excited to showcase this collaboration which embodies vibrant artistic expression combined with exquisite craftsmanship.

 

Romero BRITTO is a Brazilian artist, painter and sculptor.  He combines elements of cubism, pop art and graffiti painting in his work, using vibrant colors and bold patterns as a visual expression of hope, dreams and happiness.  His designs have been used by Disney, BMW, IBM, Apple Computers, Grand Marnier, Pepsi, Royal Caribbean and more. 

 

 

 

 

 

Orianne Collins, is from Nyon, Switzerland and is best known for her high profile marriage with famous English musician and actor, Phil Collins.  Orianne is not only a super talented jewelry designer but she is also the co-founder of “Little Dreams Foundation”, which strives toward fulfilling the goals of underprivileged children. 

 

 

 RSVP TO:  Michele.Cancro@gmail.com

Or call the gallery at (561) 591-3680 

 

Looking for an event space?

 

Let Posh Art Gallery host your fun party or event in the Boca Delray area!

We will provide the food, open bar, live music, treasure hunts with prizes, live artists painting, and a free Caricature Portrait of all your guests to take home as a lifetime keepsake of your event .

 

 

If you would like to have a private event hosted in Posh Gallery please contact Kimberly Perry: 561.591.3680

 

 

Gallery Hours:  

Monday  through Thursday   11 am – 7 pm

Friday and Saturday  11 am – 8 pm

Sunday  Noon – 6 pm

 

http://www.poshdesignstudio.net/

 

For more information:

 

Call the gallery at 561-591-3680

Kimberly Perry, Owner  248-320-6843 Kimberly@poshdesignstudio.net

Michele Cancro, Gallery Manager  561-827-5973  Michele@poshdesignstudio.net

Rita Bartmon, Custom Framing Manager  954-536-0189 customdesignframing@gmail.com

www.poshdesignstudio.net

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987