Danuta Rothschild And Torenzo Gann Are Featured Artists At Palm Beach Art, Antique & Design Showroom. Gallery Open To The Public

We often highlight artists who happen to live locally and are recognized nationally and internationally for their creative genius. Danuta Rothschild and Torenzo Gann happen to hail from Martin County, FL, and their art is being featured at the Palm Beach Art, Antique & Design Showroom’s Spotlight Gallery. The Showroom, located in Lake Worth, is a one-of-a-kind venue offering a unique experience for collectors, designers, curators, art aficionados, and the every day art lover.  The Rickie Report shares the details of their tenure at this exciting art hot spot, the upcomingFuture is Female: Women of the Showroom 2021″ opening on March 18 and a few sneak peeks.  Stop by often, as the artwork changes monthly.  Tell them The Rickie Report sent you! 





Palm Beach Art, Antique & Design Showroom






500 N. Dixie Highway      Lake Worth, FL 33460


info@palmbeachdesignshowroom.com       www.palmbeachdesignshowroom.com



Hours:  Tuesday – Saturday 10am-6 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday














Torenzo Gann and Danuta Rothschild wearing their Covid-19 masks



Future  is  Female:  Women  of  the  Showroom  2021  


Women’s History Month



VIP Exhibition Opening Night:

Thursday, March 18    4-7  pm


On view:    March 18 – April 22

To RSVP please email Angelica@palmbeachdesignshowroom.com 

FREE and Open to the public



Palm Beach Art, Antique & Design Showroom is a one-of-a-kind venue that embodies a Year-Round Art Fair atmosphere, with a community mindset for Artists, Galleries and Design Studios. Their 25,000 square foot space provides a unique experience for collectors, designers, curators, art aficionados and the everyday art consumer. Come and enjoy year-round exhibitions, lectures, events and pop ups, extending the boundaries of meaningful art exhibitions and fostering a public engagement in our community.



The public is invited to browse the Luxury Showroom for a diversity of fine art, antiques, sculpture, glass and design objects from a wide range of domestic and international galleries.  It is backed by the Palm Beach Show Group, the leading full-service show production in the nation, specializing in world-class fine art, antique & jewelry shows from coast to coast. This provides an unparalleled experience for exhibitors and attendees. With a carefully cultivated Showroom, the staff continues to cater to both seasoned and new collectors- offering the opportunity to attend unique events, connect with international and emerging artists, and shop for the unique, the rare and the one-of-a-kind.



  “The End of the Reel” by Danuta Rothschild




Join us this March as we celebrate and honor Women’s History month. This exhibition features and commends the vital role of women artists in our Showroom. As we amplify women’s voices in the art world, we are pleased to celebrate the past, inform the present and inspire the future. Guests can browse a broad range of mediums and genres from all of our participating Artists.




“ This Closeup Matters “  by Danuta Rothschild




Danuta Rothschild tells The Rickie Report, “While I am creating my art, I step into a space that allows me to connect with the Universe…to tap into the unknown.  My intention is that the viewer will not only see carefully chosen colors, images, shadow and light, but will step with me into the magic of the moment…that they will feel the excitement of unplanned surprised that show up on the canvas.  This is the excitement that fulfills me when I am creating.”




Danuta Rothschild with “The World Dances”



Danuta Rothschild is an internationally known, respected award winning artist.  She was a Featured Artist at the most recent Palm Beach Art Show at the Palm Beach Convention Center (February,2021), and her works are included in “Celebrating 40 Years of Arts4All  Florida”,  a rigorously juried exhibition being shown at the Florida Capitol 22nd Floor Gallery in Tallahassee now through  March 26, 2021.  A native of Poland, she has lived in California and is now located in Stuart, FL.  Danuta’s works have been shown in prestigious museums in Poland, France, Bosnia, and the United States, where she participated in numerous exhibits in CA.  Having appeared in TV shows world wide, she has become an established artist with much respect.  Danuta’s artworks are in public and private collections throughout the world. You can see her artwork at the Elliott Museum or the Martin County Open Studio Tour taking place this weekend, March 6-7.




The scope of Danuta’s artistry is diverse and provocative, as they weave an historical tapestry, including her own take on the Masters.  An artist of considerable stature, Danuta created several series of paintings covering a wide range of subjects.  In her “Art About Art” series, she portrays her favorite painters (Cezanne, Picasso, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and Modigliani) combining portraits with elements of their well-known works.  Half homage, half subtle mischief, these whimsical paintings reveal more about Danuta to the viewer.




Untitled by Danuta Rothschild




Her art provides a sense of social commentary about relevant issues, both spiritual and profound.  It is rare to see the intensity of emotion, scope of subject matter, and true understanding of the human psyche and spirit as she sees it.  Danuta can take soul-wrenching subjects and make them palatable and magical, while allowing us to ask the pertinent questions that moves us to go deeper within ourselves, revealing new understandings.







Mixed media “Cancel Culture” by Torenzo Gann




Torenzo Gann’s Artist Statement tells us everything about his creative process:

I am compelled.

I am driven.

I must create!

I see art everywhere. On sidewalks, reflections in storefront windows, shadow designs falling on the ground or embracing the side of a building. I see clouds as moving sculptures.

I produce thousands of photographs. Some, to use as a reference for a painting… others because they tell a story or ask a question and invite me to create a painting.

As an artist, I believe I have a responsibility to also create works of art that bring attention to important societal issues such as chemicals as food additives, toxic chemicals used in the industrialized production of crops, and genetic engineering. I’m also concerned about the current trend in America to whitewash our history in order to oblige the politically correct community.

I feel a deep responsibility and calling to create works of art that reveal and contemplate the beauty in the everyday objects we all find around us in this amazing universe created by God.

Art is everywhere! If you look for it, you’ll see it!

I believe God has created an amazing universe! As God is the original Creator, He created EVERYONE with the ability to create…everyone! If you’re one of the millions of people who believe they cannot create or are not creative, I challenge your belief and encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and CREATE something. I believe you can do it! We all start at the beginning. Let the fun begin! Soon…you’ll be seeing art everywhere.




“Gate Hook, Barbados” by Torenzo Gann




Torenzo Gann is an internationally known, award winning fine-artist, photographer, and commercial art film producer. A native of Michigan, he majored in illustration at Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids.  After successfully completing his first year, Torenzo left Kendall to pursue his own studies in the areas of painting, photography, and filmmaking.



After twenty years of creating art, Torenzo abandoned his love of creating art to confront a personal crisis caused by his alcoholism. As a result of his experience receiving treatment and getting sober, he chose to become a certified counselor so that he could help others who struggle with alcoholism and other drug addictions. When he was able to help a patient achieve a major breakthrough, it was an exhilarating moment! He recalls “nothing I’ve ever created has given me such satisfaction and joy!” It would be another twenty years later before he returned to the world of physically creating art.




“Tulips and Salt Air” by Torenzo Gann



Torenzo has exhibited in several national shows and has garnered attention at the exclusive ArtSynergy/ ArtPalmBeach International Art Fair by juror Eric Weiss, Curator of the Picasso Museum in Barcelona, Spain (January 2019).  In September 2019, two recent works, “Wall Switch, St. Petersburg” and “Obelisk, Bonaire” selected by Juror, Jack Rasmussen, Director, Katzen Gallery, American University, Washington, D.C. for inclusion in the Will’s Creek Exhibition of Fine Art.




“Above and Below” by Torenzo Gann



In November 2019, he was one of only 54 artists selected from over 500 entrants to be juried into the prestigious All Florida Art Show produced by the Martin County Cultural Arts Council. Juror, Ehern Gerhard, Arts Exhibitions Director for the Centers for the Arts in Bonita Springs, FL. commented on Torenzo’s piece, “The Last Roundup”, as a work bringing awareness and attention to the toxic chemicals used and found in America’s agriculture, and awarded it Honorable Mention. His participation in juried exhibits and awards are numerous. Torenzo is a published artist ( Millionaire Magazine 1987, Architectural Digest 1986, Northwood University 1986, Designer’s Quarterly 1984-85, Palm Beach Life 1984-85, Kodak Quarterly Report 1977) and his artistry can be found in private, corporate and public collections.  Torenzo’s ceaseless quest for seeing and creating art is his unconstrained passion. He eagerly awaits to see what the universe offers.  Torenzo is also affiliated with the American Impressionist Society. His work can be seen at the Elliott Museum and the Martin County Open Studio Tour taking place this weekend, March 6 & 7.





For more information about the Showroom or Exhibit:


Danuta Rothschild:






Torenzo Gann



561- 818-6259





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Purchase Your Fabulous Flamingos With Blooms To Benefit Fort Pierce Art Club And Garden Club. Bidding Is Open On-Line With Finale On Saturday, March 20

On Saturday, March 20, 2021 the Garden Club of Fort Pierce will host the Fort Pierce Art Club’s Fabulous Flamingos with Blooms. Beautifully embellished yard ornament flamingos by professional and student artists from Somerset Preparatory College Academy and St. Lucie West Centennial High School will be auctioned at the event. Proceeds will fund the Club’s youth and Student Fine Art Scholarships. Information and applications for the Fine Art Scholarships will be posted on the Club’s website at the end of April. See photos of the Fabulous Flamingos online or visit the originals in downtown Fort Pierce‘s store windows and businesses. The auction bidding is now open online and closes at 4 PM on Saturday, March 20.  The Rickie Report shares the links and information to see the Fabulous Flamingo auction and more club information. Don’t miss our sneak peeks of some flamingos!



Fabulous   Flamingos   with   Blooms  



Saturday, March 20, 2021





911 Parkway Drive   Fort Pierce, FL











Starting bids on all flamingos are $15.00

Photos of the Flamingos, more Details, and Bid:







“Over The Top” by Allison Divan




The Garden Club of Fort Pierce, 911 Parkway Drive, will host “Flamingos with Blooms” on Saturday, March 20, 2021, from Noon to 4 PM. The flamingos donated by Carl and Kathryn Hensley were enhanced by artists from the Fort Pierce Art Club and along the Treasure Coast.



“Fla-Bling-O Family” by Barbara Tarantino




The event will include the auction of the artistic flamingos, the sale of plants, raffle prizes and floral decor. Many of the flamingos will be for inside as well as outside. The proceeds from the sale of the plants, raffles, and floral designs will support the 70 year old Garden Club. The proceeds from the Flamingos will go to the Fort Pierce Art Club Scholarship fund which will be given out in April to local students, both in junior high to adult. Bidding for the flamingos is now online and will be available during the event starting now. Go to www.fortpierceartclub.orgto see photos of the flamingos, get more details, and bid.





“The Ballerina” by Maggie Cook



For information and to learn more, please contact Blanca Rancourt, the Garden Club of Fort Pierce at (772) 461-9725 or Jeanne Johansen, the Fort Pierce Art Club (772-579-1529). Please follow both organizations on Facebook. Both Fort Pierce clubs are 501(c)3 organizations with decades of community services.



Hibiscus Flamingo” by Bailie Cantin



Finished flamingos may be seen online at www.fortpierceartclub.org and in the following store windows and businesses downtown Fort Pierce: CenterState Bank, Chaney’s Floral Shop, Old Florida Coffee Co, SLC Chamber of Commerce Seven Gables House, the Carlton Center, 2nd Street Art Gallery, Rooster in the Garden Restaurant, and Wallflower Frame Gallery.




For questions about any of these events, calls to artists, upcoming workshops, or how to become a member of this vibrant arts organization:

Call:  772-579-1529 (Jeanne Johansen)

Email:  Fortpierce.art.club@gmail.com

Visit: www.fortpierceartclub.org




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Vero Beach Art Club Announces Spring Classes And Workshops For Adults And Children. Public Invited To “Homecoming Exhibit & Gift Show”, “Under The Oaks”, And “Inspired By 2020”

The Vero Beach Art Club‘s energy is contagious! New Art Classes and Workshops for Spring 2021 are being offered both On-Line and In-Person.  Reserve your spot for a myriad of classes (Portrait, Figurative, Intro to Art any medium, Limited Oil Palette for Beginners, Loose Abstract Figurative).  Reservations are preferred for Workshops (Mask Making for kids, Mask Making for adults), and walk-ins are welcome.  Visit the “Homecoming Exhibit & Gift Show” (NOW through March 19); “Under The Oaks” prestigious Art Fair (March 12,13,14); “Inspired by 2020” (Opens on Friday, April 2 during the First Friday Gallery Art Stroll and continues through May 14, 2021).  New members are always welcome to join this vibrant artist networking organization!  The Rickie Report shares the details about all of these events and a few sneak peeks.  See you in Vero!








NEW Art Classes & Workshops for Spring 2021


On-Line and In Person Classes


Vero Beach Art Club


1903 14th Ave., Vero Beach, FL. 32960





C l a s s e s:


Loose Abstract Figurative

Loose Abstract Figurative—PART 2



Wednesday’s March 17 — April 21, 2021

Instructor: Victoria Gomez Mayol

Cost: $75 Members & $170 Non Member




The Limited Palette – Oil (Beginners)


Tuesday’s March 2, – March 30, 2021

Instructor: Cathleen Hahn

Cost: $150 Members & $170 Non Member




Online Introduction to Art – Any Medium


Thursday’s  March 25, 2021 – April 22, 2021

Instructor: Susan Miller

Cost: $150 Members & $170 Non Member




Open Studios: Figurative Life


Monday’s, 12 pm -3 pm

Moderator: Isabel Garrett

Member Price: $10.00 Non Member Price: $15.00


Open Studios: Portrait Life


Friday’s,   9:30 am-12 pm

Moderator: Marie Morrow

Member Price: $10.00 Non Member Price: $15.00


To Enroll:  Vero Beach Art Club      772-217-3345






W o r k s h o p s:







Become a Mascherari – Mask Making For Adults


Saturday, March 20, 2021   12 pm -3 pm

Instructor: Ann Dozetos & Cheryl Franklin

Cost: Adults $20 Members & $25 Non Member



Become a Mascherari – Mask Making For Kids


Saturday, March 27, 2021    12 pm -2 pm

Instructor: Ann Dozetos & Cheryl Franklin

Cost: Children $15 Members & $20 Non Member



To Enroll:  Vero Beach Art Club      772-217-3345








NOW Through March 19, 2021










Friday March 12, 2021  9 am – 5 pm

Saturday March 13, 2021   9 am – 5 pm

Sunday March 14, 2021   10 am – 4 pm



FREE Admission And OPEN To The PUBLIC

UNDER THE OAKS is the largest event and fundraiser of the Vero Beach Art Club.  Held each year in March this show gathers over 200 artists from around the nation and beyond to exhibit at this highly respected juried show. Voted in the Top 200 Art Shows in the Nation by Art Fair Source Book and in the Top 200 Art Shows in Florida by Sunshine Artist. Over 50,000 visitors attend this popular crowd favorite in shady Riverside Park.


Riverside Park in Vero Beach, FL (Orchid Island)  Riverside Park is a city regulated property. The Art Show does not allow animals in the park or left unattended in vehicles so remember to leave your pets comfortably at home please




“Inspired By 2020” Exhibit



Art image courtesy of Vero Beach Art Club










About The Vero Beach Art Club:


The Vero Beach Art Club, formed in 1936, is an independent, non-profit organization serving its members and the Vero Beach art community through, education, exhibitions, social events and monthly meetings with special programs and guest artists.

The public is always welcome to attend our monthly meetings.

Our Events are free to attend and open to the public.

They feature many of our talented artists.

Also be sure to see our Artists Gallery with artwork for sale by our members.



Click HERE for more Information ~



The Art Club Annex

1791 Old Dixie Highway, Vero Beach, FL.

Annex Phone Number: 772-217-3345





For information about classes, workshops, virtual events, exhibits, membership opportunities please visit:







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City Of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places Presents 5th International Kinetic Art Exhibit Saturday, March 6 & Sunday, March 7. Free And Open To The Public

The City of Boynton Beach‘s Art in Public Places program brings the 5th Kinetic Art Exhibit, showcasing international, national, and local luminaries on Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7.  The FREE Events take place outdoors and indoors, with opportunities to interact with the displays and speak with the artists.  A special Artist Meet and Greet Panel Discussion takes place on Saturday. Explore Smartphone Augmented Reality (AR), meet 6 “Karibu” artists, experience kinetic art in new ways! How exciting that this family friendly event takes place in our backyard!  Check out the Pinwheel Youth Art Contest, enjoy live music and food trucks.  ASL Interpreted tours begin at 1:00 p.m. (Saturday & Sunday).  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks. Kudos to the hard working committee who put this together. We are proud to be a media sponsor!













2021     KINETIC     ART     EXHIBIT

Saturday, March 6, 2021   9 am – 6 pm

Sunday, March 7, 2021   11 am – 4 pm 





 Interactive Kinetic sculpture: “The Healing Heart”by  Rubem Robierb



Meet the Artists Panel Discussion

Saturday, March 6     11:30 am


Panel discussion with Artists: Adrian Landon, Rubem Robierb, Lloyd Goradesky and Trina Slade Burks. The Panel will be moderated by longtime ABC newsman, Sam Champion.




Outdoor   Sculpture   Exhibit:



City of Boynton Beach – City Hall – 100 E. Ocean Avenue

Open 24/7    Self guided walking tour

Get your free map or app: IntlKineticArtEvent.org.  


Let Love Guide Your Way”by Lloyd Goradesky


What is Kinetic Art? Kinetic Art is a form of art that depends on movement for its effect. The word kinetic means relating to motion. Since the early 20th Century, artists have been incorporating movement into art. This has been partly to explore the possibilities of movement, partly to introduce the element of time, partly to reflect the importance of the machine and technology in the modern world and partly to explore the nature of vision.




Outdoor  Sculptures:




“Karibu”   Pole   Spinners




Indoor Kinetic art by  Ron Agam



Indoor   Sculpture  Exhibit:


 Boynton Beach Arts & Cultural Center – 125 E. Ocean Avenue




As the first major events in the newly renovated Cultural Center, the two-day exhibition of kinetically inspired work will be presented in the beautiful 4,000-square-foot entertainment space that can safely welcome 130 people (Masks Required).


Artists include: Adrian Landon, Ron Agam, Joel Amit (Blue Gallery); Olga Duenas; Kimon Fotaidis; Brookheart Jonqui; Oliver Haligon (Haligon Fine Art); Marco Mahler; Debbie Mostel Designs; Kyle Poyser; Luissa Russo; Darren Miller; Frank Hyder; Lloyd Goradesky; and Ana Giovinazzo.   Mobiles, op art, and at least eight of Frank Hyder’s giant two-faced inflatable heads will be on display.





“How the Universe Began by Debbie Mostel Designs






Weekend Art Experiences:



The FREE Outdoor and Indoor Exhibits brings meaningful and playful public art by prominent Kinetic artists from around the world, which reflect a variety of styles and modes of movement. Masks are required. Limited parking is available on East Ocean Ave. Lots of the additional parking is available in the lots to the north and east of the Arts & Cultural Center with entrances from Boynton Beach Blvd or SE 1st Street.



For more information, please visit:








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Wellington Art Society Features Artists Anthony Burks And Trina Slade Burks For Their March 10 Meeting

The Wellington Art Society presents an art demonstration by Anthony Burks and Trina Slade Burks at their Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, March 10The public is invited to this FREE event.  The Rickie Report shares these details, some sneak peeks of these award-winning art visionaries’ artworks. RSVP to get the Zoom link!





Public Is Invited To



Wellington Art Society Meeting


Wednesday,  March 10, 2021

 7 PM












All events open to members and non-members



Please RSVP to: presidentofwas@gmail.com

for the Zoom Link to attend




“Mermaids” by Trina Slade Burks


Anthony Burks, a native Floridian, is a conceptual fine and commercial artist.  His vibrant artwork employs numerous forms of media including pen and ink, pastels, watercolor and color pencil. After graduating from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale (AIFL), Anthony has gone on to have a successful career as a freelance graphic designer as well as win many prestigious awards and grants for his fine art. He has also exhibited his artwork at various galleries, museums and events over the years.




“Rooted Ground Red lion” by Anthony Burks



In 2020, Anthony landed a major public art commission with the Canopy Hilton Hotel in West Palm Beach.  Recently awarded the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County Artist Innovation Fellowship, Anthony will be exhibiting as a Cultural Council Fellow this summer at the Council’s Gallery. He is presently working on a major series as well as a coffee table art book at his studio hosted by Zero Empty Spaces. For more information, please visit his website at https://www.anthonyburkscollection.com/.




Anthony and his wife, Trina Slade Burks, strive to encourage artistic youth to further pursue their own creative talents and to help promote the arts.  Together, they are joint founders of ATB Fine Art Group, Inc.™, Soul Poetry™, Continuum PB Arts Fair and Collaboration by ATB Fine Art Group, Inc. Art Showcase.




“Ramel Jasir” by Anthony Burks



Trina Slade Burks’ multimedia influences include creative writing, visual arts, music and theatrical artistic art disciplines, which she incorporates into her works of painting, drawing and writing poetry.  Trina says, “Being a multidiscipline artist allows me to express my soul in many facets and allows my mind to expand my creative self to a larger audience.”



Arts in integration has been Trina’s passion for 30 years. She has worked with numerous institutions, organizations and programs teaching art appreciation, enrichment, history and technique to children and adults alike.  She has worked in at-risk communities and juvenile prisons as well as public and parochial schools in New York City and South Florida. Trina has also been involved in the public art schools of the Palm Beach County School District, BAK Middle School of the Arts and Dreyfoos High School of the Arts; helping young artists prepare for auditions.






Trina is a founding member and board member of the Artists of Palm Beach County and a former board member and committee chair of the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum. In 2018, she established a 501(c)3 called the No More Starving Artist Foundation in order to build legacies for artists in Palm Beach County.



Trina has been honored with many awards and grants over the years including Women of Excellence in the Arts. Recently, she was selected as one of the artists to be featured in The Commons: 15 Artists, 15 Spaces Project. Her interactive installation at The Commons will be on exhibit at Coleman Park in West Palm Beach until June. She is also presently working on a series of collaborative workshops on the therapeutic use of art and music for treating mental illness. 



The Burks’ son, Raymond, received the Wellington Art Society’s Scholarship in 2014. Among other projects, he is involved in the management and development of ATB’s Ethnic Mermaid brand designed by Anthony Burks and is presently in the stages of writing two books.






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.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org




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“Abstract Interpretation” Features Roseanne Williams And Jed Maness At Whitespace On Wednesday, March 10

Elayne Mordes brings Roseanne Williams, and Jed Maness to Whitespace on Wednesday, March 10.  They will illuminate your world as you see and hear their artistry! Enjoy complimentary wine and tid bits.  The Rickie Report shares the details.







For more information please visit:


or email: whitespace@mordes.net





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ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Supports Artists And Photographers Who Use Their Talent And Creativity To Help Wildlife And The Environment.  Applications Are Now Open For International Call To Artists

The International ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2021 is now open for entries. Focusing our attention on the plight of endangered and threatened species/habitats, ENDANGERED encourages artists and photographers who are committed to and focused on using their talent to support wildlife and the environment. The Virtual Artist in Residence Program is awarded monthly to the artist or photographer who has submitted 3 or more entries to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021. The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks from previous artists and details of how to apply for the 2021 Exhibit!





VIRTUAL    ARTIST   in   RESIDENCE    Program   2021

ENDANGERED: Art4Apes wants to encourage and support those artists and photographers who are committed to using their talent and creativity to help wildlife and the environment.  




“The Last Leaf”,  Photograph by Renee Rivard, VAiR candidate 2020   ©2021 All Rights Reserved




We are looking for artists and photographers with a body of high caliber work focused on endangered or threatened species or habitats.  






“Great Migration”  Oil Painting by Shay Davis, ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021 entry©2021 All Rights Reserved  





Each month, from March to October, one artist and one photographer will be selected as Virtual Artists in Residence and will be given a month of promotion to help get their work in front of as many people as we can.  






“In Her Eyes”  Photograph by Katie Murray,  VAiR for August 2020 ©2021 All Rights Reserved




We   offer   the   VAiRs:



  • A 2 artist online show (one artist, one photographer) in our ENDANGERED Online! Gallery for one month.  It will feature up to 9 pieces of your work with brief descriptions.

  • A dedicated page on the Art4Apes website, featuring a personal message about your art and commitment to wildlife and the environment.  You may also include a short bio and artist statement.  We can show up to 10 images of your work.  

  • Weekly social media posts featuring your images on Facebook and Instagram for one month

  • An online YouTube interview discussing your art/images will be posted to the Art4Apes YouTube channel

  • We will design a custom e-flyer for you to send to clients and contacts

  • You will be featured in our monthly email newsletter.  






“Cuddle Scene 1”  Oil painting by Sai Lev, Fine Art VAiR March 2021©2021 All Rights Reserved



Eligibility – Submit 3 or more entries:





Each month the curatorial committee of Art4Apes will select one artist and one photographer from the pool who have submitted 3 or more entries to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021. The committee will be looking for quality of work and the best interpretation of the theme of the contest. 






“Whiteout”  Photograph by Phoenix, Photography VAiR March 2021©2021 All Rights Reserved





All entries will be eligible for the contest prizes and places in the annual online exhibition in November and December.  







ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021


 CLOSING  DATE:  September 23, 2021

https://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php? content=event_info&event_id=1767



Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com







Proceeds benefit the Center for Great Apes




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Artists Of Palm Beach County 8th Annual Members Exhibit At Artworks Gallery Of Northwood Features 20 Artists. “Starting Again” Public Reception is March 5, 2021 Or Visit Via Zoom

Artworks Gallery of Northwood will host “Starting Again”, the Artists of Palm Beach County‘s 8th Annual Members Exhibit.  The exhibit begins on March 1 and will run through April 30, 2021.  The public is invited to an Opening Reception on Friday, March 5.  The gallery will follow CDC guidelines (face masks and 10 people at a time in the gallery). APBC will also host a virtual opening on Zoom.  All of the 2D and 3D artworks will be for sale. The title of this exhibit is apropos, as we explain in this article. Enjoy the abstract impressionism of Featured artist Lee Passerella.  The Rickie Report shares the details of attending in-person, via Zoom, and a sneak peek! We want to say, “Artists of Palm Beach County, welcome back”! New members are always welcome!








” Starting  Again”


FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2021  

5 – 8 pm



To attend in-person:

Call 561-833-9165 to reserve a time


To attend via Zoom:

Email YES to artistsofpbc@gmail.com and put Starting Again in the subject



All artworks are for sale

Exhibit runs March 1 until April 30, 2021



Artworks Gallery of Northwood

(561) 833-9165

555 25th Street   West Palm Beach,  FL 33407

Monday – Friday: 10am – 4pm

After Hour Appointments Available



“Cliffside” by Featured Artist, Lee Passerella




Last March, 2020, the Artists of Palm Beach County hoped to begin their season with one exhibit after another in the ArtWorks Gallery. The membership exhibit opened on March 6, 2020 to an extremely receptive, huge crowd. Less than two weeks later the Covid-19 shutdown began and ended exhibitions for the rest of the year.



As a result, the organization is delighted to have another opportunity with the  “STARTING AGAIN” juried exhibition. A call went out to the membership for submissions of original work of any subject in all media, 2D or 3D. ArtWorks Gallery is a fabulous place to show off this talented group of artists.



Last year the Judge for Awards, famed Palm Beach artist Sandra Thompson, did such an excellent job, that the group is thrilled that she has agreed to be Judge again. Sandra currently has a SOLO exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, 601 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, which runs through March 12, 2021. 




For more information about the Artists of Palm Beach County:


Please visit:   artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org.


Artists of Palm Beach County is a non-profit 501c organization dedicated to helping member artists achieve their artistic goals and utilize their talents to enrich the lives in our community. Registration #CH52359



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5th Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour Offers Free Guide To Artists’ Workspaces And Galleries Saturday, March 6 And Sunday, March 7

Meet thirty highly creative regional artists and craftspeople at the 5th Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour (MCOST) on March 6 & 7 , 2021.  This Free event brings art lovers to 21 different studios with a self-guided map. At the studios, 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.












MARCH 6 & 7, 2021  



10 am – 5 pm  each day






“Day Dream” by Torenzo Gann



A free tour booklet is provided by the Martin Artisans Guild that lists the artists and their studios with examples of their work.





Wearable Art by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez



Art Explorers can see which artist interests them the most and plan their weekend accordingly.



Ceramics by Candy Walsh


These booklets can be picked up in several local businesses: CourtHouse Cultural Center, Stuart Art Supply, Elliott Museum, Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor, Red Barn Furniture, Palm Room of Harbour Bay Plaza, to name only a few.  You may go to MCOST.org to see a listing of all the studios. Each studio will have extra booklets to give out.




Mark Stall in his photography studio




Laura Kay Darvil in her jewelry studio



MCOST TOUR  is held in the communities of Martin County including Hobe Sound, Palm City, Port Salerno, Stuart and Jensen Beach.


“Simplify Your Life” by Jim and Tess Dirks


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




Mermaid’s Box by Barbara Bucci




The  Artists:

Ed Douglas

Carol Kepp

Barb Bucci

James DeMartis

Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill

Curt Whiticar

Lynne Barletta

Angela Krogen

Barry Greff

Renee Keil

Chris Kling

Sheryl Levine

Lynn Morgan

Sally Pearson

Katie Gianni

Jim Dirks

Diana Rell Dean

Billie-Jo Thomson

Eduardo Gomez

Mark Stall

Skip Hartzell

Cheryl Cote

Mallo Bisset

Candy Walsh

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Maria Miele

Dot Galfond

Sue Klahne

Jane Baldridge

Torenzo Gann




For more information:





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LuRu Customized Tile Designs Make A Statement! Let Your Imagination Be A Central Part Of A Tile Installation In Your Home, Office, Or Boat

LuRu‘s award winning artistry brings dream walls to a new reality! Tortuga Tile Works offers designs to suit a variety of different personalities by offering customized designs of any tile work you currently have or want to have.  The Rickie Report has watched LuRu’s esthetics grow beyond our imagination!  (It was hard choosing which tiles to share with you in this article). LuRu offers affordability and a genuine concern for bringing your vision to life.  We share her story and a sneak peek of some of her tile installations here.






A Wide Variety of tiles are available




LuRu tells The Rickie Report, “Make your dream walls a reality. Tortuga Tile Works will help you through the entire design process. Just give us a direction and dimensions and we will provide layouts and a quote to fit your needs. I will create a design that has the most impact for your budget by mixing and matching from our array of products”.




Atomic Sci-Fi Kitchen by LuRu, Tortuga Tile Works  

64 square feet of press molded, ceramic tile with Platinum accents and contour cut mosaic



Tortuga tiles are all hand-made.  For most tiles, a low relief design is sculpted and cast in plaster, from which reproductions are pressed by hand. Then the tiles are fired and glazed. 


Chinese Dragon Back Splash by LuRu, Tortuga Tile Works

 6″ H border repeat; Press molded, ceramic tile



Tiles can be shipped individually, mounted on mesh for easy installation of multipart mosaics, or cemented and grouted on concrete board. Tortuga Tile Works does not offer installation services, but will aid your contractor with instructions and scale diagrams to insure a successful installation.




Star Bar by LuRu, Tortuga Tile Works

 6′ w x 12″ h and two side panels 4″w x 36″ h each; Press molded, ceramic contour cut mosaic


Based out of Hollywood Florida, artist and designer, LuRu, creates the original designs for Tortuga Tile Works. She earned her BFA in ceramics from The Ohio State University and her Masters degree in sculpture from Louisiana State University.





Diagonal Profiles Black and White by LuRu, Tortuga Tile Works

12″ x 12″; Press molded, ceramic tile



Alternatively, hand built pieces are created combining press molded elements with portions directly sculpted onto the slab creating one-off pieces. LuRu is attracted to tiles because they marry her love of sculpture and painting.  She loves collaborating with her clients. Often custom projects lead to unexplored territory which expands her repertoire.




Everything’s Coming Up Roses by LuRu, Tortuga Tile Works


What better way to brighten up your space than covering your walls in roses. From a romantic powder room to a garden wall, rose tiles bring beauty and sophistication to every surface. Various grout colors and powders make these roses one of a kind for your space!




Fish Tornado Back splash by LuRu, Tortuga Tile Works

8’w x 18″h; Press molded, ceramic, contour cut mosaic


Cross cultural exploration of mythology and religious imagery fuels much of LuRu’s ideation. She enjoys juxtaposing various iconic elements to create her own personal symbolic language.  Just as most myths and religions focus on explaining the cosmos and our relationship to it, her work is an attempt to work through these abstract concepts to develop her own understanding of her place in the world.



Heron Mosaics by LuRu, Tortuga Tile Works

42″ h x 42″ w each; press molded, ceramic, contour cut mosaic



LuRU was awarded the Broward County Creative Investment Program Grant, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2013, 2016 & 2017.  To make an appointment please contact LuRu, at Zero Empty Space 2021 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, FL 33020.  Her artistry can be found at SistrunKollective in the Sistrunk Marketplace and Brewery  115 NW 6th St.  Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311.



Janet LU Rudawsky
Artist/Owner  Tortuga Tile Works













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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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