To read previous posts, click and scroll down.

Fiery Artists Will Show at Stuart Art Festival: Steel-Alive!

The Stuart Fine Art Festival promises fine art and The Rickie Report cannot wait to tell you about an artist team who will be there.  Rommel  and Courtney Ricuarte use hot flames and metal to create their art work and it pops!  Don’t miss the 23rd Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival! Read this article for more details.

Historic Downtown Stuart

Welcomes Back



FEBRUARY 23 & 24, 2013 

 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 Martin County’s Premier Juried Art Fair

Featuring 250 National & Local Artists

Eclectic Mix of Original Art

Unique Handcrafted Gift Items


 23rd Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival

  Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart – Navigational Address: 26 SW Osceola Street, Stuart, FL 34994

 To Support the Arts, the Local Community and the Stuart Main Street Programs

Free and open to the public


Rommel Sculpture

Rommel Sculpture

February 23 – 24, 2013 marks the 23rd Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival!  Over  250 artists from the U.S. will transform Osceola Street in Historic Downtown Stuart into an outdoor art gallery with original fine artwork. 26 SW Osceola Street, Stuart, FL 34994 – Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  It is free to attend.



Martin County’s premier art festival returns with a myriad of original and eclectic works of art by leading artists from around the country.  The bold and vibrant colors, the thoughtful and whimsical artwork, the vast array of media and an abundance of talent define this juried art show destined to transform Osceola Street into a world-class outdoor art gallery appealing to a variety of tastes and budgets. The festival will go through downtown Stuart starting at Osceola and St. Lucie, down to Haney Circle and continues on Osceola to Denver Street and down to Detroit Street.  All of the artists will be on-site for the duration of the show available to discuss their art, techniques and inspiration.  A portion of the proceeds from the art festival benefits the Stuart Main Street programs.


Festival At-A-Glance:

  • Free Admission
  • Juried gallery style outdoor art showcase
  • The festival will take place in downtown Stuart starting at Osceola and St. Lucie, down to Haney Circle and continues on Osceola to Denver Street and down to Detroit Street.
  • Original Art – Handmade in America
  • 250 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media: Paintings, Life Size Sculptures, Photography, Ceramics, Glass,    Wood, Handmade jewelry, Collage, Mixed Media
  • A portion of the proceeds from the art festival benefits the Stuart Main Street programs.





Rommel working on Sculpture

Rommel working on Sculpture

The love of nature is embodied in the fine stainless steel creations of Rommel and Courtney Ricaurte. So too have their whimsical and eclectic musings, bringing to life their Steel Alive series award- winning sculptures.
Rommel, "Poppy"

Rommel, “Poppy”

Rommel, the designer is from a beautiful region of Ecuador and Courtney, his wife, is a native Floridian. Their joint creativity, imagination and talent has evolved into these unique, innovative pieces of art.

Ricaurte Working

Ricaurte Working

They tell us, “All of the bronze shades are brought out naturally and any other color has been added by the use of paint. Steel-Alive creations are a part of private collections as well as numerous public organizations in the United States. We have been honored to make creations for The City of Deltona, Charlee School of Miami, Victory School of Miami, Melting Pot Resataurant, Shelter of Abused Women in Venice and Universal Shortcase Shorts Film Festival in Orlando.”

Rommel, "Sylvan"

Rommel, “Sylvan”

These sculptures have been carefully crafted and can be displayed indoors or outdoors.  For more information please visit:




Partial List of Participating Local Artists:David Berger – Oil Paintings; Julie Berger – Jewelry; Scott Buccina – Stone Sculptures; Sue Dayton – Paintings; Lori Drucker – Photography; Kevin Hutchinson – Paintings; Anthony Joneck – Jewelry; Jim Matheson – Gyotaku; Mimi McCallum – Oil Paintings.


Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine.  For additional information on the 23rd Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit or call 561-746-6615.


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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


To read previous posts, click and scroll down.