The Bailey Gallery And The Jupiter Island Garden Club Team Up To Present “The Bailey In Bloom” Highlighting En Plein Air Paintings And Fabulous Floral Creations. Mark Your Calendars For March 7th, 8th, and 15th For Special Events

The Cornelia T. and Glenn W. Bailey Art Gallery in Hobe Sound, FL brings a fresh approach to en plein air paintings with “The Bailey In Bloom“. Working in conjunction with the Jupiter Island Garden Club, there are 3 special events during this exhibition.  Thursday, March 7th features  “Meet the Artists & Fabulous Floral Creations“; Friday, March 8th offers a special treat with Sergio Roffo Giving a demonstration and lecture.  On Friday, March 15th Michaelann Bellerjeau will speak about “Taking It Outside” giving a history and sharing techniques of en plein air paintings. Artworks also include Rett Sturman and Emily Buchanan.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

JUPITER    ISLAND    GARDEN    CLUB

AND

The    BAILEY    GALLERY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, MARCH 7th

10:00 – 4:00 PM

The Bailey Gallery in conjunction with The Jupiter Island Garden Club

Present 

“The  Bailey  in  Bloom”  

“En  Plein  Air  Exhibit”  

Meet  the  Artists  &  Fabulous  Floral  Creations!

 

 

 

 

Friday, MARCH 8th

5:00 – 7:00 PM

GRAND    OPENING

Special   Treat:

SERGIO    ROFFO

DEMONSTRATION  PAINTING  &  LECTURE

 

 

 

SERGIO  ROFFO

 

 

page6image10814480

Friday, MARCH 15th

5:00 – 7:00 PM

 

 

MICHAELANN     BELLERJEAU

LECTURE  ON  HISTORY  &  TECHNIQUE  OF  PLEIN  AIR

 

“TAKING   IT   OUTSIDE”

page4image10964848page4image10969424

 

 

MICHAELANN     BELLERJEAU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EMILY    BUCHANAN

 

 

 

RETT    STURMAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

https://www.thebaileyartgallery.com

Ins. @thebaileygallery

April Terborg, Executive Director            772.403.3153

aprilterborg@gmail.com

Bailey Gallery      11870  SE Dixie Highway   Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Jupiter Island Arts Council Inc.

Cornelia T. and Glenn W. Bailey Art Gallery

Jupiter Island Arts Council and The Bailey are 501(c)(3), providing free educational and cultural programming opportunities for the advancement of the arts of Martin County through donations, grants, and art sales.

 

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

 

 

 

 

Diane Prater’s “Intelligent Design” Inspired Treasures From The Sea Will Mesmerize You With All Of The Details In New Exhibit At Palm Beach Gardens Tennis & Pickleball Center. Meet The Artist On Saturday, March 16

The Palm Beach Gardens Tennis & Pickleball Center in Palm Beach Gardens, FL will  showcase 15 new and exquisitely detailed paintings by Diane Prater.  “Intelligent Design” Inspired Treasures From the Sea  is available NOW through May 14, 2024.  The public is invited to a Free Reception to meet the artist on Saturday, March 16 and offers more public access hours throughout the week.  A Special Raffle will take place at the Artist Reception and in addition to purchasing artwork, Diane’s books are available. In contrast to her previous, large work, these are smaller (20” x 30” framed in white float frames) having the same dynamic as the larger work, but on a scale that will fit the walls of any collector desiring original work in a reduced size. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palm  Beach  Gardens  Tennis  &  Pickleball  Center

5110  117th  Court N.,  Palm  Beach  Gardens,  FL  33418

   

 

 

 “Intelligent  Design”  Inspired  Treasures  From  the  Sea

 

 

by Diane Prater

 

 

 

“Nautilus Ascent” by Diane Prater

 

 

 

 

 

**Artist’s   Reception:

 

 

Saturday, March 16th 

 

 

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

 

 

**The “Artist’s Reception” will include a raffle for merchandise embellished with images of some of Diane’s most sought after original paintings.  These items are also available for purchase at the event, so if an attendee isn’t a winning recipient they may also just purchase items outright.  Small & Large Books of Diane’s Paintings are available for purchase. Diane will sign any book purchased at the event.

 

 

 

 

 

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 9 pm; Friday 7:30 am – 7 pm;

Saturday -Sunday: 7:30 am – 3pm

 

 

 

Exhibit Runs : NOW – May 14th 2024

 

 

 

“Like the pairing of contrasting flavors, my watercolors showcase an endless variety of saltwater seashells realistically rendered against backdrops of brilliant abstraction. Gathered from worldwide shell markets, subject specimens hail from far exotic shores to as near as coastal South Florida”. 

 

 

 

 

 

“Sea Fan Dancers #3 by Diane Prater 

 

 

 

 

Palm Beach Watercolorist Diane Prater grew up in Milford, Connecticut and received her formal training at the University of Connecticut, School of Fine Arts in Storrs. She studied drawing, painting, design composition and color theory and her longtime love affair with watercolor began during a studio class in her junior year. From the first instructional in watercolor, it became apparent Diane had a natural affinity for the medium. “Oils and acrylics just didn’t offer me the same dynamic. I couldn’t achieve the same spontaneity or engage in that amazing controlled chaos that I experienced when painting in watercolor!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Dark Passage” by Diane Prater

 

 

 

Relocating to Florida shortly after graduation, Diane began using her artistic skills to create graphics and watercolor illustrations for Palm Beach Life Magazine feature articles and nature fold-outs. It was one of those freelance assignments that fanned her fascination with seashells. She went to check out a shell reference book from the Island’s Society of the Four Arts library. During her visit to the library she also viewed an outstanding display of specimen seashells. She tells The Rickie Report, “They were not only beautiful but fascinating. Studying them through the glass enclosures, I was amazed by their unique designs and exquisite colors.”  Diane completed the assignment; her illustrations were published and the graphic won an award from the Florida Magazine Association. She eventually purchased her own copy of the classic shell compendium borrowed from the Four Arts and set about collecting many of the unique specimens showcased on its beautifully photographed color plates. “For years afterwards, I’d have colorful dreams in which I’d happen upon a wonderful ocean grotto with a trove of larger-than-life seashells. I’d wake up feeling exhilarated – like I’d found a hidden treasure!”

 

 

 

Diane’s works have been described as restorative and relaxing, as well as upbeat and energizing. In stark contrast to the negative images with which my audience is bombarded daily, my paintings offer a hope-filled view of beauty inherent in the created world, and a reminder of the Intelligence involved in its design.

 

 

 

 

 

“Sea Fan Dancers #2 ” by Diane Prater

 

 

Paintings begin with curated groupings of shells staged and photographed from various perspectives. She shares, “Then I consider abstract backgrounds with patterns reminiscent of ocean currents; tidal pools; surfaces reflecting day or night skies; clouds and other atmospheric effects as my themes.I begin by working on the background, building layer upon layer, using transparent colors that allow the underlying paper to reflect through to the surface. Transparency remains a continuing goal even when I’m creating darker backgrounds and more intense color themes. Each wash is thoroughly dried before the next is applied, ensuring a visual blending of color and depth. Backgrounds comprised of 3 to 5 layers delicately compliment or dramatically contrast with their respective subjects. Once the background washes are completely dried, work on the foreground begins. I paint each shell intentionally conscious of its “personality”, creating believable volume while retaining the crispness indicative of watercolor. Before completing work on foreground subjects, I frequently return to any background areas that appear incongruent, intentionally striving to marry these two elements”.

 

 

 

 

In 2008, following a string of serious health challenges involving family members, she engaged in a period of reflection regarding her artistic direction. A13-month journey of personal discovery ensued reviving her focus on serious painting and the compilation of a solid body of large scale work.   Diane’s large scale paintings have been exhibited in her solo shows. She has taught traditional watercolor painting at the University level; performed demonstrations and juried work for Florida Watercolor Societies. She’s also donated original art, fine art reproductions and items embellished with her original images to local non-profit charities and organizations to assist in their fund raising efforts. Diane continues to live and paint in Palm Beach County, FL.

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or Diane’s artwork:

Website: dianeprater.com

 

 

 

 

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

Town Of South Palm Beach Gallery Features Susan Oakes In “Evolution And Creation” With Free Opening Reception On Sunday, March 10, 2024. See How Art And Technology Can Enhance Each Other

The Town of South Palm Beach Gallery will feature the works of award-winning artist, Susan Oakes with a Free Opening Reception on Sunday, March 10, 2024. Susan has traveled a multifaceted educational and vocational road including degrees in Psychology and Graphic Design, with experience as a retail manager, freelance graphic designer, Photoshop instructor and digital and natural media artist. (And she still hasn’t decided what she wants to be when she grows up)! Her work and teaching demonstrate that art and technology are not antagonistic, but can coexist and should be used to enhance each other in new and exciting ways. Her digital work blurs the borders between photography, painting, and digital illustration to achieve her artistic vision. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Susan Oakes:  Evolution & Creation” Exhibit

Artist Reception:

Sunday, March 10, 2024

2 to 4 PM

 

 

 

 

South Palm Beach Town Hall

3577 S. Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, FL 33480

This exhibit is available during regular business hours.

 

 

 

 

“Zaha Hadid, Queen of the Curve” by Susan Oakes

 

 

 

 

Susan is a native Long Islander (which is immediately apparent upon meeting her) who emigrated to South Florida over 18 years ago. She is married to a very tolerant and supportive husband with two grown children (and two grandchildren!) who grew up with a geek for a mother.  Having never been a person with merely one goal, one purpose, she has traveled a multifaceted educational and vocational road including degrees in Psychology and Graphic Design, with experience as a retail manager, freelance graphic designer, Photoshop instructor and digital and natural media artist. And she still hasn’t decided what she wants to be when she grows up!  Her work and teaching demonstrate that art and technology are not antagonistic, but can coexist and should be used to enhance each other in new and exciting ways. Her digital work blurs the borders between photography, painting, and digital illustration to achieve her artistic vision.

 

 

 

 

“Unbridled Enthusiasm” by Susan Oakes

 

 

Susan tells The Rickie Report, ” I am a freelance digital artist/instructor with a diverse background in psychology, business, art and technology. Having never been a person with merely one goal, one purpose, I’ve traveled a multifaceted educational and vocational road of discovery. Through my work and teaching, I demonstrate that art and technology are not antagonistic, but can coexist and should be used to enhance each other in new and exciting ways. In my digital work, I blur the borders between photography, painting, and digital illustration to achieve my artistic vision.  My art continues to evolve in new directions in natural and digital media. I draw inspiration from teaching, collaboration and experimentation. In “Photo Imaging”, I reveal nuances and intricacies in subjects which are ordinary and mundane at first glance.”

 

 

 

“Orchid Decline” by Susan Oakes

 

 

 

 

Susan explains further, ” What I do is not really traditional photography, but “Photo Imaging” in which I use enhanced techniques such as layering, masking, and digital “hand painting”. Although my digital work originates with computer hardware and software, my work is not the result of anything “automatic”, and is developed from my original photography. There is no “formula” or automatic process; no two pieces are done in exactly the same way. In my recent collage pieces, I create composites of several photos, and sometimes vector illustrations as well. They are not only layered, but have various other effects such as painting, blending and masking to achieve a certain look. I often begin with the human form and then relate it to elements in the natural world, such as water, plant life, or landscapes. The viewer’s eye is drawn around the piece to discover both the individual elements and how they coalesce to form the whole”.

 

 

 

“Revenge of Nature” by Susan Oakes

 

 

 

 

Her work in “natural” or “traditional media” such as painting and drawing has a much longer history than her digital work, yet the two are inextricably bound and continue to influence each other. In Susan’s natural media work she began to experiment with alternative substrates and mediums, mostly related to watercolor and ink. Susan is an active member of the Wellington Art Society, Artists of Palm Beach County, and Palm Beach Watercolor Society. She is also a member of Kelby One (Formerly known as National Association of Photoshop Professionals)

 

 

 

Selected Awards:

Wellington Art Society: Spring Bling (Virtual Exhibit) “Death of Privacy” 1st Place Spring 2022
Artists of Palm Beach County: Falling into Fall 2021, Featured Artist; “Revenge of Nature” First PlaceArtists of Palm Beach County, “The Artists Mind 2019”, Winter 2019, “Glass Portal” First Place
Lighthouse Artcenter: “40th Annual Member Show & Sale” April 2018 “Chasms” Photography Winner
Artists of Palm Beach County, “Digital Painting, 2017”, 6/12 – 7/14/17 Featured Artist; “Chasms” 2nd Place Lighthouse Artcenter: “39th Annual Member Show & Sale” 3/27 – 4/27/17 “Duplicity” Photography winner Lighthouse Artcenter: “38th Annual Member Show & Sale” 3/17 – 4/27/16 “Intimus” 2nd Place Photography
A Unique Art Gallery, Jupiter, FL; “World Through the Lens”, 4/15 – 6/14 “Copperleaf 2” 1st Place Winner

 

Solo Exhibits:

South Palm Beach City Hall, South Palm Beach, FL “Floral Passages”, 3-6/2020
Artists of Palm Beach County, Art on Park Gallery, 9/15 – 9/29/17 and “Visual Alternatives” Spring 2019 Broward Art Guild, West Regional Library in Plantation, FL, 11/2 to 12/28/17
Lake Park Library, Lake Park, FL May – 6/ 2017
Palm Beach Gardens City Hall, (with Ellen Negley),“Floral Passages” 9-10/ 2015

 

 

 

Examples of Susan’s digital imaging and collages can be viewed here:

https://www.suoakesphotoimaging.com/

Recent examples of Susan’s natural work may be viewed here:

https://suoakesart.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

See Wellington Art Society’s New Exhibition “Harmony” At Premier Family Health In Wellington, FL Now Through April 19, 2024. Dr. Vincent Apicella’s Corporate Sponsorship Offers Exciting Venue To See And Support Local Artists

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) is pleased to announce their latest art exhibition- “Harmony” currently on display through April 19, 2024. The exhibition, made possible through the generous support of Dr. Vincent Apicella, CEO of Premier Family Health, is located in the beautiful medical center of Premier Family Health, at 1037 S State Rd 7, Suite 211, Wellington, FL.  Original artworks featuring many mediums and techniques focused on well-being may be seen daily by the public in the common areas from 9am -5 pm; additional exhibition artworks are featured in offices and exam rooms.  All artworks are for sale with a portion of proceeds benefitting the WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to stop by!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wellington    Art    Society    Announces    New    Exhibition 

 

 

 

“H A R M O N Y”

 

 

Premier Family Health

 

 

1037 S State Rd 7, Suite 211    Wellington, FL.

 

 

 

 

Public  hours to see in the common areas from 9 am  –  5 pm

 NOW through April, 19, 2024

 

 

 

 

 

“Antiphony” by Heather Bergstrom

 

 

 

Take a visual tour visit: WAS You Tube Channel

 

 

 

 

For  Slideshow  of  artworks:  https://youtu.be/VMzd5jZ2yW4

 

 

 

“Tranquility” by Cynthia George

 

 

 

 

To  purchase  or  for  more  info  to:

  presidentofwas@gmail.com   

 

 

 

“Gold and White” by Kim Rose Clark

 

 

 

 

 Featured Wellington Art Society Member Artists:

 

 

 

 

 

Heather Bergstrom Lisa Campbell Kimberly Clark Kim DiGiacomo

Cynthia George Jan Gmitter Marcia Greene Lou Ann LaBohn

Joe Marcou Ali Mendoza Charles Moses Sue Oakes Leslie Pfeiffer

Marion Roberts Raymonde Talleyrand Eve Troncone Andrea Vossen Elaine Weber

 

 

 

For more artist information and to take a visual tour visit: WAS You Tube Channel   https://www.youtube.com/@wellingtonartsociety6023 

 

 

 

 

“Serenity” by Kim Hope DiGiacomo

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 42nd year. It is open to visual artists of all mediums and art enthusiasts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries and venues, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. For further information about the Wellington Art Society, please visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org or email presidentofwas@gmail.com. 

 

 

 

 

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

Gold Coast Watercolor Society Presents 3 Day Workshop With Teresa Kirk “The Beauty Of The Mark” March 19 – 21, 2024 In Fort Lauderdale. Open To Non-Members

Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS) Presents Teresa Kirk‘s “The Beauty of the Mark” with a 3 day workshop March 19 – 21, 2024.  This is Open to Non-Members so you can get a taste of what GCWS offers.  The workshop takes place at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale.  GCWS offers monthly meetings, October through May on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.  In addition, check out their Flea Market sale of New and used art supplies!  Proceeds support their Young at Art Museum Summer Workshops.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 3  Day  Workshop  With  Teresa  Kirk:

 

 

Open  To  Non-Members

 

 

Artserve

 

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.     Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watercolor by Teresa Kirk

 

 

 

 

Students will do exercises that will help them to make their own unique marks as a surprise element for their work. 

 

 

 

Students will play with these ideas along with the possibilities that will open as they work transparently and with opaque paint in watercolor and gouache.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Iris” by Teresa Kirk

 

 

 

What  you’ll  gain:

 

This workshop will engage your intuitive creativity.

 

Demos, group discussion and constructive critiques along with painting time are a part of this workshop. 

 

You will build upon that mark making process through negative painting, color mixing and design formats.

 

 

 

MEMBERS Register Now $350

NON-MEMBERs Register Now $395

 

 

Cancellation Policy

 

$50 cancellation fee

Cancel within 1 month no refund at all or: we will apply full monies to next available workshop in current year if one available.

 If there is a waitlist for a workshop and it can be filled, we will refund monies less $25.00 administration fee.

Owner of Seat in class can sell or transfer to another student

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS) in Broward County is dedicated to advancing the art of watercolor media.

 

 

GCWS   offers:


Opportunities to learn, paint and sketch
Workshops taught by nationally recognized artists
An annual membership show
Juried shows in venues such as museums, galleries and local businesses
Paint-ins with live models
Lectures and demonstrations, showing “how it’s done” by selected artists
Non-juried group shows in local libraries and other public venues
Plein air painting opportunities

 

 

Please   Join   Us!

Meetings are held October through May on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm

ArtServe

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.     Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304

 

 

 

Visit us online at www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com

Like us on Facebook! 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Gallery 14 In Vero Beach Features “A Summer Breeze” With Paintings By Popular Husband And Wife Team Melissa Mastrangelo And Horacio Lertora. Opening Reception On Friday, March 1st Is Free And Open To The Public

Gallery 14 in Vero Beach continues its 16th season with a dual exhibit that brings retro vibes to the forefront, featuring popular husband and wife team Melissa Mastrangelo and Horacio Letora with some bright and colorful images.  This playful dual exhibit runs  March 1 – March 29, 2024, with an Opening Reception on Friday, March 1st as part of the First Friday Gallery Stroll on Fridays. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

1911 14th Avenue    Vero Beach, FL. 

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

 

 

 

 

Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 – 5 and Saturday 10 – 4

Also open by appointment           Closed Sunday and Monday  

 

 

 

Enjoy  Vero  Beach’s  1st  Friday  Gallery  Strolls

 

 

 

“A Summer Breeze”

Paintings by Melissa & Horacio

 

 

 

 

Friday,  March 1,  2024  

 

 

 

 

5    –    8   pm

 

 

 

 

Exhibit runs March 1 – 29, 2024

 

 

 

 

 

“Hibiscus Pelican” by Melissa Mastrangelo and Horacio Letora

 

 

 

 

 

The month of March brings the return of the ever popular husband and wife team Melissa Mastrangelo and Horacio Lertora.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Skimming by Melissa Mastrangelo and Horacio Letora

 

 

 

 

 

The duo, who have continually brought smiles to the faces of fans and collectors from near and far, like to say that they are spouses sharing the same canvas in life and art.  This partnership has resulted in a successful collaboration for 18 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Tangerine Surf Van”  by Melissa Mastrangelo and Horacio Letora

 

 

 

 

In their current body of work, A Summer Breeze: Paintings by Melissa and Horacio, Melissa uses acrylic paint and original mid-century ephemera, in collaboration with Horacio’s hand cut stencils and wooden tiles to create nostalgic and playful works of art. 

 

 

 

“Sun and Sand” by Melissa Mastrangelo and Horacio Letora

 

 

 

Each piece is created on an assemblage of 1/4” wooden tiles and panels.  Most of the pieces in this collection are meant to be hung singularly or in combination with others to create a larger panoramic statement.

 

 

 

 

Featured  throughout  the  year  at  Gallery  14:

Lila Blakeslee

Barbara du Pont

Barbara Landry

Mary Ann Hall

Deborah Morrell Polackwich

Dorothy Napp Schindel

Walford Campbell

Joan Earnhart

Terry Green

Viola Pace Knudsen

Jessica Leto

Mia Lindberg

Francis Mesaros

Michael Robinson

Evan Schwarze

Carol Staub

Artist-sales associate Jo Zaza    

 

 

 

 

About Gallery 14:

Gallery 14 is located at 1911 14th Avenue in the Downtown, Historic Arts District of Vero Beach.  Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 – 5 and Saturday 10 – 4.  Closed Sunday and Monday OR open by appointment.

 

 

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

or Email: dnschindel@gmail.com

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aya Fiber Studio In Stuart, FL Hosts A Weekend Of Fabulous Wearable Art, Jewelry, And Fiber Featuring Janeen Mason, Lindsay Hager, Susan Sadow, Suzanne Connors, Barbara Fugazzotto, Elissa Berger, Elizabeth Esther Kelly, Ginny Kingsley Kapner, Joanne Bianco, Danuta Rothschild, Cathy Daffinee Heeter, Diane McCarthy, And Elissa Berger Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, 2024

Aya Fiber Studio in Stuart, FL. hosts a fabulous weekend of wearable art, jewelry, and fiber on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, 2024.  The Featured Artists all create “surface designs” which explores coloring, patterning, structuring of fiber and fabric, dyeing, painting, stitching, embellishing, quilting, knitting, felting, papermaking, and printing.  You will be WOWED by the creations of Janeen Mason, Lindsay Hager, Susan Sadow, Suzanne Connors, Barbara Fugazzotto, Danuta Rothschild, Ginny Kingsley Kapner, Joanne Bianco, Cathy Daffinee Heeter, Diane McCarthy, Elizabeth Esther Kelly, and Elissa Berger!  The Rickie report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

SOUTH   FLORIDA   SURFACE   DESIGN   ASSOCIATION

TRUNK    SHOW

 

Join  Us  For  A  Weekend  Of  Fabulous:

 

 

 Wearable Art,  Jewelry, And Fiber!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, March 2    &    Sunday, March 3, 2024

 

 

 

10 am – 5 pm  daily    

Aya   Fiber   Studio  

170 NE Dixie Highway      Stuart, FL 34994

 

 

 

 

 

 

SURFACE DESIGN DEFINED:

 

 

 

Surface design is any type of artwork (pattern, illustration, hand lettering, beading, dyeing, printing on fabric etc.) made by a artist/designer that is intended to be applied to a surface to enhance its visual appearance and/or functionality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surface Design encompasses the coloring, patterning, and structuring of fiber and fabric. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This involves creative exploration of processes such as dyeing, painting, printing, stitching, embellishing, quilting, weaving, knitting, felting, and papermaking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here For more information about  South Florida Surface Design Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTISTS :

 

 

 

Lindsay Hager

Janeen Mason

Susan Sadow

Barbara Fugazzotto

Cathy Daffinee Heeter

Elizabeth Esther Kelly

Danuta Rothschild

Joanne Bianco

Diane McCarthy

Ginny Kingsley Kapner

Suzanne Connors

Elissa Berger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Aya Fiber Studio:

170 NE Dixie Hwy    Stuart, FL 34994

 

 

 

 

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

Celebrating The Art Of Debra Terrio With Her First SOLO Exhibit Is Inspiring To All Of Us Who Wonder ‘What Will I Do With My Life After …?’ Stop By Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3 To Salute The Joy Of Creating Art

At the age of 72, most people would be planning a birthday party for themselves, but Debra Terrio has a bigger celebration in mind which serves to inspire all of us who have wondered “what will I do with my life after…?”  Her Open House on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, 2024 kick off her very first SOLO Exhibit!  Staged in The Terrio Group offices located in Port St. Lucie, this Open House will give you a flavor of who Debra is and why she continues to be so excited by life!  You will be awed by her expansive themes and styles.  Debra also offers classes. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(952) 261-9209        terrioartdesign.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Terrio Group   Suite #101

   542 NW University Avenue   Port St.  Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many people celebrate their birthday by throwing a party.  At age 72,  Debra Terrio decided to have a different kind of celebration this year to celebrate her art!  Planning an exhibit like this takes time and forethought, so she began in the fall of 2023.  At that time, her son, Mike Terrio of The Terrio Group, offered his office space for the Open House.  Moving forward, Debra is excited to share her versatile art works on  Saturday and Sunday, March 2-3 at The Terrio Group office, 542 NW University Avenue, Suite 101, Port St. Lucie, from 10AM-4PM.

 

 

 

 

 

“Bird and Floral” by Debra Terrio

 

 

Debra was a nurse practitioner, but her creative spirit drew her to attend art school in 1995.  As a child she loved to draw on the blackboard, which was mounted on the kitchen wall after its life in the country schoolhouse.  Her older sister, Annette, encouraged her to draw, so she began drawing fanciful women in ballroom gowns.  Creating dragon sculptures in the snow drifts on the farm of her childhood was also a favorite.

 

 

 

 

 

“Ocean Wave” by Debra Terrio

 

 

 

 

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “After moving to Florida 10 years ago, my art has taken on new energy and dimension. The people, and the rich environment, including the scenery while I hike and kayak help to inspire me to fashion works of art.” She chuckles as she describes her home as an art studio with a bed and a kitchen.  Debra teaches art as well.  In the past, she has taught at Indian River State College Fielden Institute, St. Andrew Episcopal High School, St. Lucie Cultural Alliance, Riverland Center for the Arts, and Boys and Girls Club.  At present she instructs group and private lessons.  “I keep the classes small because I prefer to provide individual attention.

 

 

 

 

 

“Floral” by Debra Terrio

 

 

 

 

Her artwork has been displayed in numerous venues including the Elliot Museum in Stuart, the St. Lucie County Administration Building, Parkland Library, the Boca Raton Innovation Center, Artist’s Eye Gallery in Lake Worth, Vero Beach Art Museum and Bridge Road Fine Arts in Hobe Sound.  Giving back to the community is important to Debra.  She has donated artwork to such organizations as Boys and Girls Club, Learn to Read of St. Lucie County, Animal Humane Society, Save the Chimps, Inner Truth Project, RUFS Foundation, Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, Heathcote Botanical Gardens, and Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Landscape with Deer” by Debra Terrio

 

 

 

“So now it’s time to celebrate!  I hope to see many people of this great community at my open house.  There will be at least 60 works of art, some small and some large for them to view.  If people happen to fall in love with a particular piece, of course I’ll sell it to them.  I’m really looking forward to meeting many people from this great community of ours.”

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or classes:

Debra Terrio

Terrio Art Design

Port St. Lucie, Florida

terrioartdesign@gmail.com

terrioartdesign.com

952-261-9209

 

 

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

 

Art Associates Of Martin County Announce 2024 Annual Art Show Exhibit In Jensen Beach And Invites The Public To The Free Opening Reception On Sunday, March 3. Exhibit Runs Through End Of March

Art Associates of Martin County (AAMC) invite the public to the Opening Reception on Sunday, March 3rd to view the 2024 Annual Art Show Exhibition. Taking place at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Jensen Beach, FL, the event and exhibit are free to attend with free parking. AAMC has promoted excellence in the arts for over 50+ years and is one of the oldest associations in the area. Their monthly meetings offer an opportunity for artists to network, learn from each other, and see demonstrations by well known local artists. This exhibit continues through March 31, 2023. AAMC is grateful to Steve Landerwersiek for sponsoring this exhibit.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks from the previous exhibit.

 

 

Art   Associates   of   Martin   County   (AAMC)

 

P R E S E N T S:

 

 

 

 

2024    Annual    Art   Show

 

 

Opening   Reception:

 

 

Sunday, March 3, 2024

 

 

5  – 7    pm

 

 

Trinity United Methodist Church

 2221  NE Savannah Rd.       Jensen Beach, FL

 

 

 

“Reflections” by Mary Bedell

 

 

 

 

Free   event   and   parking    –   Refreshments   to   be   served

 

 

 

 

“Golden Pelican” by Lisa Rapp

 

 

 

 

Gallery hours:  10:30   to   12:30 pm   Monday  –  Thursday

Call Trinity’s Office 772.334.3404 for details and other appointments

 

 

 

 

“Shrimpers at Rest” by Sylvia Wood

 

 

 

AAMC’s mission is to encourage creativity in the arts for our members, local students and artists in our community by sharing and learning. AAMC has been promoting excellence in the arts for over 50+ years and is one of the largest associations in the area.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                 

      “After The Rain” by Julie Hegedus

 

“Sea of Grass” by Donna Kasprzak

 

 

The Art Associates of Martin County (AAMC) is a non-profit welcoming group of artists sharing a strong common interest in the arts. Each month (October thru April, with a luncheon in May) members are treated to exciting meetings with demonstrations by well known local artists, opportunities to bring in art surrounding a common theme, and good conversation.  

 

 

 

 

“American Indian Grandfather” by Debra Monet

 

 

 

 

 

 

AAMC meetings are held at St Mary’s in Stuart the 3rd Monday of October thru April from 1:00 to 3:00.

Each meeting includes exciting, interactive demonstrations by very well known local artists.

Members also bring in artwork with a common theme and vote on the Artist Of The Month!

Each meeting always brings surprises.

 

 

 

A Plein Air group often takes to the field for great adventures in painting. The AAMC also provides scholarships and art supplies to local schools as we endeavor to participate in the vibrant Treasure Coast art community.  AAMC provides for an Annual Art Show open to all members, with many awards provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AAMC is grateful to our long-time sponsor, Steve Landwersiek  of Investment Planning Group (Stuart, Fl)

740 SE Indian Street, Stuart, Fl 34997

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this event, monthly meetings, offering a demonstration, or becoming a member:

 

Website: https://www.artassociatesmartinco.com/

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

Or Call Dale Forbes: 978.872.7995

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Free Admission To Artisans Of Martin County Open Studio Tour March 2 and 3, 2024. See Where The Artists Create. Free Event

The 8th Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour (MCOST) on Saturday, March 2 & Sunday, March 3, 2024 will feature over 35 artists in their studios and galleries!  Enjoy this Free event and watch the artists creating their work, interact with them, learn about how they create and see what materials they use. Some will offer refreshments and special surprises! Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the thriving arts scene in Martin County!  Meet the artists, ask questions, explore new venues and see their newest drawings, watercolors, oils, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and fiber arts that they will be displaying and selling.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARTIN      COUNTY      OPEN      STUDIO      TOUR

 

 

Saturday,  March   2   &   Sunday,  March 3,   2024  

 

 

~FREE     To     ATTEND~

 

 

10 am – 5 pm    each   day

 

 

MARTIN     COUNTY,   FL

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MAP!

 

 

 

 

MCOST.org

 

 

 

Photography by Mark Stall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Untitled painting by James J. DeMartis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Great Patience” by Patricia Pasbrig

 

 

 

 

Don’t miss this chance to discover a treasure of your own!

 

 

 

 

“Sea Dancer” by Chris Kling

 

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTISTS

 

Alex Akerberg

LauraKay Whiticar-Darvill

Curt Whiticar

James J. DeMartis

Glen Allen

Suzan Allen

Barbara Bucci

Deborah Bottorff

Cynthia Cooper

Chris Kling

Ed Douglas

Patricia Reagan

Judi LeBlanc

Glenda Skarie

Raymond Reiland

Lanette Janelle-North

Dinija Berkien

Carolyn Walsh

Mallo Bisset

Dot Galfond

Tepa Charles

Abigale Stachowski

Patricia Pasbrig

Sue Klahne

Margarita Nielsen-Palacios

Maria Miele

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Martha Quigley

Michaelann Bellerjeau

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Renee Keil

Eduardo Gomez

Kimberly Beltrame

Mark Stall

Mary Mirabito

Sally Browning Pearson

Caryl Pomales

 

 

 

 

For more information about the Open Studio Tour, events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Division of Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts

 

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