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Celebrating Leo J. Arbeznik’s Life Of Artistry, Generosity, And Creativity On Saturday, December 9, 2023 In Hobe Sound, FL

Leo J. Arbeznik was not only a dedicated and award winning artist. Leo looked for  moments where he could offer help, to another artist or anyone in his life. He relished giving kudos to others and celebrated their creativity. There will be an Open House and Celebration of Life on Saturday, December 9, 2023 in Hobe Sound, FL. to gather and share our admiration for a human being who saw art as one way to interpret the world’s beauty.  The family requests RSVP by text. Donations made in Leo’s memory will benefit NMSAF, No More Starving Artists Foundation. The Rickie Report shares the details, some insights from fellow artists, and images that Leo lovingly created. 














Donations in honor of Leo can be made to:

No More Starving Artists Foundation (NMSAF)




Leo and Judy Arbeznik at Continuum 2017. Photo courtesy of Annett Meyer


He  often  put  others  before  himself.



Trina Slade-Burks, President of No More Starving Artists Foundation (NMSAF) tells The Rickie Report,  “The art community has lost a great individual. We’ve been blessed to have Leo as part of our art family.  He was always willing to help.  As a participant of one of our events CONTINUUM PB Arts, Leo often assisted with the setup of the show, as well as being an exhibitor and a judge for the body painting competition.


CONTINUUM is a pop-up multi-media art fair in Palm Beach County exhibiting regional South Florida artists.  In 2018, the event was taken over by the No More Starving Artists Foundation (NMSAF). Their mission is to help primarily Palm Beach County artists be sustainable personally and professionally by providing opportunities and services. That being said, NMSAF has assisted thousands of artists throughout the South Florida area since its inception in 2018.




Photography by Leo J. Arbeznik




Leo very much believed in our mission and often was  a big contributor to help make events successful. Even during the pandemic, when we hosted our online auction, he bid on a piece by the now late, James Rabidoux.  Not only did he win, but he insisted to meet with James in person even though there were risks.  He wanted to connect with a fellow artist in person. 



Fine-art photographer/ artist Leo J. Arbeznik spent a lifetime painting with light. 




Leo hailed from East Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Hobe Sound, FL with his wife, Judy. He studied design at the Myers School of Art in Akron, Ohio.  Leo’s passion was to create unique art pieces and photographs.  He said, ” I did an infrared study a few years ago. These wavelengths are invisible to the human eye; but visible to the sensor in the camera…just like photographing a spirit. Can’t wait to continue my artistic projects”.






Shot of a lifetime! My “Diamond Ring” shot of the total eclipse on Feb 26, 1998 in Curaçao.





“Meeting different cultures around the world gives us greater insight about how each one of them are really our brothers and sisters”. ~Leo Arbeznik



Room with a view by Leo J. Arbeznik





If you were looking for a unique painting created by a passionate artist, then you have come to the right place.




Fine artist, Caryl Pomales tells The Rickie Report, “What a great guy, I learned so much about using my camera from Leo. I loved his gentle spirit, his amazing talent and his willingness to take creative risks.  He will be missed”.





“Great Egret Pair, Nesting” by Leo J. Arbeznik






Leo supported numerous non-profit organizations by donating his time and photography






Leo Supporting Busch Wildlife by featuring a Florida bobcat photo




Leo celebrated other artists as well as the natural beauty around him




Fine artist, Dan Mackin tells The Rickie Report,”I met Leo at a fundraiser over 20 years ago and like most nice people I’ve met. He was a very generous man, giving his time and talents to photograph and document all the good deeds that we do in Martin county he was an integral part of these charity events, and loved by all who participated in them. He was a true artist behind the lines and generous with his talent for all to enjoy.  Those events will never be the same without him”.




Sailfish Sculpture Fountain in Stuart, FL sculpted by Geoffrey Smith. Photo by Leo J.Arbeznik




“House of Refuge”  photo by Leo J.Arbeznik




Donations in honor of Leo can be made to:

No More Starving Artists Foundation (NMSAF)



For more information about  No More Starving Artists Foundation      EIN 82-3674405

703 39th Street  W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Trina Slade-Burks, President





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