The Artist’s Eye Gallery And Boutique In Lake Worth Announce Two Free Exhibits In February And A Call To Artists For Their Show In March

The Artist’s Eye Gallery and Boutique will present “Artistic Perceptions”, it’s latest judged show in their “Eye-Catching Season of Art” series.  The public is invited to this free exhibit’s Opening Reception on February 1st.  The Exhibit is available from January 29 through February 24. How do you think about something using one of your senses?  Come into the Gallery to note YOUR   perception of each piece and  cast your ballot for the People’s Choice Award!  Stop by the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival on February 23-24 and enjoy the Gallery’s special OUTDOOR SHOW! The CALL to ARTISTS for “A Spectacle of Art” is open to all artists.  The Rickie Report shares all the details here.




604 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth, FL  33460



Gallery Hours:   Tuesday thru Sunday    Noon – 4 pm

Meet the Artists Reception 1st Friday of each month  6-8 pm

Bringing art to the community from the community, since 1941



“Artistic    Perceptions”    

Opening   Reception:  

Friday,  February 1, 2019

    6 – 8 PM  


Exhibit is available from January 29 through February 24







Lake  Worth  Street  Painting  Festival

Saturday, February 23


Sunday, February 24

10 am to 5 pm





You’re invited to our special OUTDOOR ART SHOW, Artist’s Eye “On The Alley” during the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival, Saturday, February 23rd & Sunday, February 24th from 10 am to 5 pm. We are located at 604 Lucerne Ave, (Lucerne and L Street) right in the midst of the festival. While you are there, we welcome you inside our Gallery too, to see the art in our latest judged fine art show Artistic Perceptions”and to shop in our Boutique for unique items created by our artists!









 “A Spectacle of Art”  

Exhibit runs February 26 – March 30

An invitation to exhibit your work in our last OPEN SHOW of the season. This is a judged show, with cash and ribbon prizes for First, Second, Third & Honorable Mention. The people decide on the last prize, The People’s Choice Award, which gains the winner a ribbon and artist to show the work again in the next show for free. Entry Fee is $30. for the first piece and $15. each additional up to five pieces. Please go to the web site to review the rules for participation and framing requirements. Take-in is from 10am to 2pm, on Monday, February 25, 2019. Opening Reception, Friday, March1, from 6 to 8 pm. Take-down is Monday, April 1, 2019 from10am to 2pm.







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Stop By On January 26 & 27 For Hot Works’ 11th Boca Raton Fine Art Show At Sanborn Square

Sanborn Square in Boca Raton will be filled with outstanding functional and decorative artwork at the Hotworks™ 11th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show on January 26 and 27.  The event is free to attend and you will find over 150 artists selling paintings, sculpture, clay, glass, wood, fiber, jewelry, photography, and more! The Institute for the Arts & Education sponsors the Budding Artist competition, which ensures that the visual arts will continue in a professional manner.  Kudos, Patty Narozny, for being named one of the top 100 art shows in America!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.








Boca Raton Fine Art Show

January 26 & 27

10 am – 5 pm Both days

Voted in the Top 100 Art Shows in America!

3 Years in A Row

Downtown Boca Raton:

Palmetto Park Road & Federal Highway/US-1

Sanborn Square Park, NE 1st Ave & E. Boca Raton Rd





Painting by Jim Holehouse



This Show is a MUST ATTEND!




Artwork by Reza Pishgahi

See Art, Love Art, Buy Art! See You There!


Giraffes by Ben Foster

Show Details:


  • At Sanborn Square Park, downtown Boca Raton

         72 Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33432

  • Voted in the top 100 art shows in America – three years in a row!
  • 150+ professional artists whose work is original and personally handmade by the artist who is present at the show
  • Show Director Patty Narozny has 30+ years’ event experience 
  • Saturday & Sunday, 10am-5pm daily
  • Free admission and free parking
  • Institute for the Arts & Education is the associated 501c3 non-profit organization with focus on visual arts, cultural diversity, community enrichment and fostering art education among youth
  • Local artist Mark Forman is the Artist Judge
  • $1,500 Professional Artist Awards distributed on Saturday, January 26 at 3pm
  • While at the show be sure to visit the Budding Artist Competition for grades 6-12 or ages 9-19; $250 in youth art awards presented Sunday, January 27 at 3pm



Daniel Pan, Drawing, Age 15   2018 Boca Raton Fine Art Show

Best of Show Budding Artist   Douglas High School






For more information or high-resolution photos, please contact Executive Director Patty Narozny at or 941-755-3088.

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Art Fest On The Green 2019 Celebrates Creativity And Excellence With 55 Nationally Acclaimed Fine Artists On January 26 & 27 At Wellington Amphitheater.

The Wellington Art Society presents its 13th Annual Art Fest on the Green at the Wellington Amphitheater on Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27.  The Free event brings 55 fine artists together, selling original artwork across multiple mediums including painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, textiles, and photography. There will be artist demos, live music, and a Children’s Art Activity Area.  WAS provides a platform for artists of all mediums to share their work, learn more about their craft, and serve the community through their art. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!









Art Fest on the Green 2019




13th Annual Juried Fine Art & Fine Craft Show


Saturday, January 26, 2019   9 am  – 5 pm

Sunday, January 27, 2019     10 am  – 4 pm






Mixed Media


and More!

12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington, FL

Wellington Amphitheater

Artist Demos, Food Trucks, Live Music, Children’s Art Activity Area









On Saturday, January 26th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, January 27th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, the Wellington Art Society presents Art Fest on the Green, a celebration of creativity and artistic excellence bringing art and community together in a beautiful outdoor setting.  The juried fine art and fine craft show will feature artists from around the country showing original artwork across multiple mediums, including painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, textiles, photography and more. Many artists will be working on site.


Tim Carter:  Wood turned Maple burl Vase, natural edge , blue dye





The 55 fine artists participating in the festival were selected for their creativity, mastery of technique, and level of excellence. Awards for Excellence will be presented to Artists for Best in Show, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place and Honorable Mentions.


Juan Carlos Cahue:  Jewelry  Sterling Silver, Larimar stone, freshwater pearl, oilite



Art Fest on the Green gives visitors an opportunity to interact with the artists, learn more about their creative process, different mediums and techniques, and hear about the artists inspiration and accomplishments. Face to face contact with the artists in a beautiful setting adds to the wonderful lifetime experience of owning artwork and creates an extra dimension to the artwork.


Children of all ages will have fun creating their own original work of art to take home at the “Young at Art” Children’s Art Activity Area.  Live acoustic music will be performed by popular Professional local and regional musicians during Show hours. Food Trucks will be on site offering a variety of delicious food.



Mona Snell:  “Riding Out”, Oil Painting




Art Fest Director, Leslie Pfeiffer and WAS Volunteers will be on hand to assist visitors as they navigate through the fine art selection by professional and emerging artists from across the country displaying their original artwork as well as the Children’s Art Activity Area where art can be created, shared, and taken home. With a wide variety of original art for sale there is something for everyone in the Show. It is a fantastic opportunity to support the arts, take home original works of art, and have a great story to share about the artists and their work.



Anne Warren, “Luna, Lost Girl”  Mixed Media





Wellington is home to the Winter Equestrian Festival, International Polo Capital of the world, and a unique destination for seasonal visitors and residents.  Support from Community Partners and Sponsors helps create a favorite family friendly event everyone looks forward to every year. Proceeds from Art Fest on theGreen help fund the Wellington Art Society’s long-standing Scholarship Program and other Art Outreach Programs.





The Wellington Art Society, a 501 c 3 charitable organization, has over 100 members – artists and art enthusiasts. W.A.S. provides a platform for artists of all mediums to share their work, learn more about their craft, and serve the community through their art.

For more information please contact:
Leslie Pfeiffer  561-632-3677 Carolina King   561-248-6737








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Can Visual Artists Conquer The Changing Marketplace? Clark Hulings Fund For Visual Artists Brings The Tools, Inspiration, And Support At Art Business Conference February 1 & 2

The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF) announces its Art Business Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, inspiring visual artists to “Conquer the Changing Marketplace.” This weekend long business development workshop will give professional working artists the chance to take a deep dive into the business side of their art careers. Scheduled for February 1 and 2, 2019, the event is funded in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners through the Broward Cultural Council. The two-day conference is co-sponsored by ArtServe, an active incubator for Broward County’s growing art community.  This is open to all visual artists.  The Rickie Report shares a $50 discount code for our readers.  Rickie will be one of the presenters at this event.











The event manifests CHF’s assertion that “Art is a business and artists should run it.” With the art market undergoing rapid and significant change—not only with regard to technology but also HOW art is marketed, bought, and sold—artists need to reclaim their rightful position at the center of the industry. The Art-Business Conference will help them to take charge of their careers, captivate their audience, maximize the extraordinary professional advantages they already possess and sell their art effectively and profitably.








Topics will include building an action plan, creating a brand story, rocking their portfolio, multiplying revenue streams, pricing for profit, selling art online effectively, building a strong support team, squashing resistance, sales strategies, and much more. All sessions are interactive, allowing artists to work together and engage conference leaders with their specific business questions.


Elizabeth Hulings



The program will be led by Elizabeth Hulings, CHF director and co-founder; Carolyn Edlund, CHF sales director, and events manager; and Daniel DiGriz, CHF education director. “South Florida has emerged as an important art hub,” says Hulings. “We are thrilled to be delivering tangible business skills and training in this exciting market.” Edlund, CHF sales director, and events manager; and Daniel DiGriz, CHF education director. “South Florida has emerged as an important art hub,” says Hulings. 


Carolyn Edlund



The event fee is $395.  Tickets are available here. In addition to conference admission, ticket holders will receive one year of “Colleague”-level access to CHF’s Business Accelerator Portal, a comprehensive online learning resource for working artists.

Rickie Report readers!

Use the $50. cost savings code

RICKIE50 when you register


Daniel DiGriz

About The Clark Hulings Fund:

The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that champions economic sustainability for working artists. We do this by delivering business education and entrepreneurial learning through a rigorous Business Accelerator, a Digital Learning Portal, in-person education events in local communities, and a federation of artist- formed and artist-led networks of opportunity. All of this work achieves one aim: equip visual artists to thrive as self-sustaining entrepreneurs.


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Open Call For Art Entries At Art On Park Gallery, All Media Including Ceramic, Drawing, Fiber/Textile, Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Metal, Oil, Pastel, Acrylic, Photography, Printmaking, Watercolor, Wood. Cash Prizes. Deadline Is January 30.

The Artists of Palm Beach County and the Art on Park Gallery are calling for an all media art exhibit, “The Artist’s Mind”.  Entries are due January 30, with a Free, Public Opening Reception on Friday, February 22.  This is open to members and non-members, with cash prizes. Show us what exemplifies the spirit or philosophy of your work!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.







Art on Park Gallery

For Artists by artists of all disciplines, media and price points

Open:   Monday through Saturday Noon to 6 PM

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403      561-345-2842



APBC Art on Park Gallery

  “The Artist’s Mind”

Opening Reception:

 Friday, February 22    5 – 8 pm

Exhibit Available:

Tuesday, February 12 – Saturday, March 16, 2019







$50 for First Place * $25 for Second Place * Honorable Mention
Event description:
THE ARTIST’S MIND is a call to artists both APBC members and non-members alike for an exhibit of original work of any subject, 2D and 3D welcomed in all media including ceramic, drawing, fiber/textile, glass, jewelry, mixed media, metal, oil, pastel, acrylic, photography, printmaking, watercolor, and wood. Maximum Size: 36″ wide x 60″ high. Please submit work which exemplifies the spirit or overall philosophy of your art.
No explicit sexual or political work accepted.
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, 1/30/19.
Notification to artists on or before Saturday, 2/2/19.
Hand delivery of artwork: Friday & Saturday, 2/8 & 2/9/19 from NOON to 5 PM.
Opening reception: Friday, 2/22/19, 5 – 8 PM.
Art Pickup: Friday & Saturday 3/15 & 3/16/19, NOON to 5 PM.
SUBMISSION FEES: $15 for APBC Members, $35 for Non-members.
Membership is $50/year
If you wish to join APBC or renew your membership if it has lapsed, please go to and click on “Become a Member” BEFORE you enter
the exhibit.
Applications and fee payments are to be sent to or dropped off at the gallery.
Please use the form below. Once you have completed your application, email up
to 3 jpg images of your work no larger than 3 MB each to
Images should include your last name and image title. In the subject of your email
put “The Artist’s Mind.” Your email should include your name and phone number
plus the title, medium, size (h x w), and price for each submitted work as on the
application entry form below.
IMPORTANT: Members will receive 75% of the gross sale.
Non-Members will receive 65% of the gross sale.
Please price your work accordingly. Juried by the Art on Park Gallery Management Committee.
IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH THIS PROCESS or have any questions, please
call the Gallery for help, 561-345-2842.
1) No late entries accepted.
2) Original ideas only – no copying of works.
3) Please do not submit work that is not ready to hang.
4) Entry fees are not refundable.
5) The decision of the jurors is final.
6) Make sure the emailed jpg images match the names listed on the entry form.
7) All paper media must be glazed with Plexiglas.
8) Unframed oils and acrylics must be finished on all sides – no staples showing.
9) No damaged frames or mats; mats must be clean.
10) All installation methods, such as wire attached to frames, must be secure. All 2D
pieces MUST be wired on the back.
11) All entries must be labeled on the back of the work, base of sculpture, or somehow
attached to artwork with artist name, title of work, medium, size, and price.
12) APBC, Inc. carries liability insurance for the Art on Park Gallery which does not extend
to your artwork. APBC, Inc. will do its best to safeguard against theft, loss, breakage,
or other damage, but will not be financially responsible for reimbursement of lost
or damaged work.


Please cut off and mail with submission fee to:
Gallery Co-Managers, Art on Park Gallery, 800 Park Avenue, FL 33403
Or drop off during gallery hours (Mon. – Sat. noon to 5 pm).
The Artist’s Mind, February 12 – March 16, 2019
Artist_____________________________________Phone (  )_______________
Entry #1 title____________________________ Medium________________
Size h______w_______ Price________
Entry #2 title____________________________ Medium________________
Size h______w_______ Price________
Entry #3 title_____________________________ Medium__________________
Size h______w________ Price__________
All exhibitors must sign the following Waiver
WAIVER OF LIABILITY: The undersigned hereby agrees to release and discharge
APBC, its directors and members from any responsibility for damage or loss of any
kind, on all works submitted for the “The Artist’s Mind” Exhibition.
ARTIST’S SIGNATURE_________________________________________________-




For more information about this exhibit, classes, Art Salons, studio space or other events:

APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403




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Enjoy Free Tour Of Open Studios In Martin County For 3 Days January 19, 20, 21 And See How Artists Create!

The Martin Artisans Guild presents: 3rd Annual 2019 Martin County Open Studios Tour (MCOST) on Saturday, January 19, Sunday, January 20, and Monday, January 21, 2019. A diverse group of 33 artists will participate for the expanded 3 days!  This event is free to the public. Information guide booklets will be available at numerous locations as well as at each art studio and on a Free APP.  Artist’s studios are in the Jensen Beach, Stuart, Palm City and Hobe Sound. Tour participants will be able to see actual working studios where original artwork is produced and interact with the artists. Original artwork will be available for purchase.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some peeks at last year’s event. Get the Free APP now! 













JANUARY  19, 20, 21, 2019  


10 am – 5 pm  each day







Click here for guide book link:

The Art Studio Tour features local artists working in a wide range of mediums: painting, drawing, sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media and textiles. Artist’s studios are in the Jensen Beach, Stuart, Palm City and Hobe Sound areas.



Tour participants will be able to see actual working studios where original artwork is produced and interact with the artists. Original artwork will be available for purchase.



The first studio tour in 2017 was well attended and highly successful for all involved. The Martin County Open Studio Tour has become a traditional event every January in Martin County. This event is free to the public and information guide booklets will be available at numerous locations as well as at each art studio.



Click HERE for VIDEO:






This years Artists include:

Ed Douglas

Carol Kepp

Duane Hatfield

Suzanne Connors

Geoffrey Smith

Laura Kay Darvill

Alex Murray

Lynne Barletta

Alicia Jones

Alice Laputka

Abigail Afong- sponsored student artist

Christopher Carnes- sponsored student artist

Jane Baldridge

Amber Moran

Mallo Bisset

Tepa Charles

Maria Miele

Helen Kagan

Danuta Rothschild

Eduardo Gomez Rojas

Torenzo Ganaway

Mia Lindberg

Sharon Ferina

Diana Rell Dean

Jim Dirks- Stuart Stained Glass

Deborah Elaine

Barb Bucci- James J. DeMartis Collection

Denise Justice

Rosalind Neilen

Sally Browning Pearson

Chris Kling

Lorrie Goss

Cristina De la Vega


A free downloadable APP called “Martin County Open Studio Tour” is also available with artists and location information. Participation provides a wonderful opportunity for the community to experience the process of making art. More information is available on the following media sites:, Facebook, and the free phone APP.

For more information:

Thank you To Our Sponsors:








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Ten Jewelry Designers Show And Sell Jewelry, Pearls, Crystals, Bling! At Artisans On The Ave Friday, January 25. Event Is Free And Open To The Public

Pearls, and crystals, and BLING take over Artisans On The Ave in downtown Lake Worth on Friday, January 25.  Meet the ten jewelry designers and enjoy free refreshments as you browse one-of-a-kind baubles made from metal, glass, beads, gemstones, silk, paper, rubber, beach glass, found objects, and an unlimited imagination!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  






630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL  33460



Monday – Saturday 11 AM to 9 PM

Sunday 9 AM to 7 PM




Artisans on the Ave Gallery Presents:

Jewelry that Rocks!

Opening Reception:

Friday, January 25

 6:00-9:00 pm

Free and open to the public; refreshments served




Pearls and crystals and bling, oh my! On Friday, January 25th, the jewelry designers at Artisans on the Ave invite you to get your sparkle on.

From 6:00 to 9:00 pm there will be lots of artists along with free refreshments and the reception is open to the public.

The gallery will feature over ten local artists who continually amaze us with their one-of-a-kind adornments.

Artisans on the Ave’s jewelry designers create wearable art using metal, glass, gemstones, beads, silk, rubber, paper, beach glass, found objects and more.

Each piece makes a statement, so if it’s compliments you are seeking, this is the place to shop!

Whether your style is traditional, bohemian or anything in between, you are sure to find some bauble that speaks to you. So follow the road – no, it’s not yellow brick – over to Artisans on the Ave gallery in downtown Lake Worth and meet the talented artists. You can score some bling (sorry, no ruby slippers here) that will prove you’re surely not in Kansas anymore!

For more information about this event or joining the gallery:

Artisans on the Ave

630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460








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“Be Floridian” Campaign Is Looking For Artists To Decorate Flamingos At Home Or At A Painting Party In The Artists’ Nook Studio Jan. 17 And 23. The Flock Debuts At Martin ArtsFest 2019 On February 9 & 10

Stuart Art Supply, Martin County Public Works, The Marine Resources Council, and the Arts Council of Martin County are looking for artists to dress up a flamingo.  The flamingos will travel throughout the County to bring awareness to the plight of our water system due to the use of fertilizers during our rainy season, from May through October.  We need your help to give Flo and her friends a make-over!  The flamingos are free and there will be opportunities to join in Painting Parties, where the materials are free.  Or, you can decorate the flamingo in your own studio.  The flock begins its journey at ArtsFest 2019 February 9 & 10. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  Free – but you MUST register! The Rickie Report is proud to support this effort!


Stuart Art Supply  & Artists’ Nook Studio

43 SE Kindred Street  Stuart, FL 34990


MONDAY – FRIDAY  10 AM – 5 PM          SATURDAY  10 AM – 3 PM



We need artists to create beautiful flamingos that educate people about water pollution.  A flock of artistically decorated flamingos will be displayed in Martin County establishments to help link people’s landscape practices with water quality.

Get your flamingos today to participate in the East Coast’s FLAMINGO FLAMBOYANCE!

Get Creative  – Use whatever media you desire!

Flamingos MUST be completed and returned to Neil Capozzi at Stuart Art Supply by Friday, February 1st!

GUIDELINES: Decorate your flamingo however you wish and return it to Neil at Stuart Art Supply by February 1st .  The Martin County Flock will be on display at Artsfest in Memorial Park February 9 & 10

Flamingos to paint are available for pickup at Stuart Art Supply if you want to take it to your studio.

Join Us for a painting party with:

Brenda Leigh, January 17th 5 PM (materials are provided)

Jesse Etelson, January 23rd 6 PM (materials are provided)

Registration Required:   772.22.4500

The #FollowTheFlock project is designed to create a roving showcase of beautifully decorated flamingos that will bring attention to the mission of the Be Floridian Now campaign.






For more information about art supplies, art classes, or the opportunity to conduct art classes:


Stuart Art Supply  & Artists’ Nook Studio

43 SE Kindred Street  Stuart, FL 34990






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Lighthouse Artcenter Offers Once-In-A-Lifetime Chance To Learn Stone Carving From Italian Master Sculptor, Adds Wide Variety Of Workshops. Register Now!

The Lighthouse ArtCenter presents a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn stone carving from an Italian Master Sculptor in March!  LAC adds a wide variety of workshops and Select Fridays in February.  Try your hand at digital photography, Photo Shop, paint textures and water reflections in watercolor, paint realistic shiny objects, explore abstract in acrylics or mixed medium collage. Enjoy visiting artists as they present oil and cold wax mediums, pastel portraits, and ceramics.  Are you looking for a fun way to spend Friday evenings?  Pop into Select Fridays by yourself to make a casserole dish, or bring your significant other for couple’s ring-making.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.







Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101



Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 am – 4 pm
Sat 10 am – 2 pm

 First Saturday of the month no charge







One-week or Two-week Stone Carving Workshop

March 25 – April 5

Monday through Friday, March 25 – 29   Monday through Friday, April 1 – 5

$850* for one week, $1,500* for two weeks (for two week discount, call 561-748-8737 to register) *Non-refundable


Lucio Chiurulla, Master Italian Sculptor



The Lighthouse ArtCenter is excited to announce the two-week stone carving workshop by Italian sculptor, Lucio Chiurulla in March 2019. Mr. Chiurulla will be in Tequesta from his native Italy for the two-week workshop.  The workshop is from March 25 – April 5, 2019. This course will focus on marble and stone, two materials that are still carved employing the traditional technique that has been used for many centuries, especially in Italy, since the Greeks and the Romans, and even before them.



A sculptor of twenty-five year experience with marbles, granites and stones, Mr. Chiurulla studied at the Art School and Accademia of Belle Arti in Perugia (Italy), did his own research on Ancient Roman, Greek and Medieval statues and mosaics acquiring specific marble carving techniques. He currently has his studio near the Trasimeno Lake in the Italian region of Umbria, where he lives and works.



The workshop program will revolve around a few basic concepts and rules regarding the making of a stone sculpture in the traditional way, using the chisel and the mallet. You will be practicing a technique that has been the same for many centuries – if not millenniums – but that can now be widely reinterpreted and adjusted in the light of modern conception of “art” and the personal feelings of each sculpture.  



Each student will be provided a carving table, a piece of Italian soft stone, access to electricity and will work under a covered tent. Demonstrations and group/individual instruction will be provided of the step by step process of the stone removal process, through sanding and polishing and making a finished sculpture including a base.create your own

Lunch can be arranged each day. Kits of sculpting tools will also be available for sale in the school store. All levels from beginners to advanced welcome. 





Jewelry Workshop with Lucio Chiurulla

Saturday, March 30 

Saturday, March 30, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Gallery Master Studio  Member $125*; Nonmember $150*  *Non-refundable



This workshop deals with the techniques of embedding pieces of stones in a metal frame to make jewelry. Materials such as alabaster, marble or stones of different types and colors can be used. Participants will create their own design of one piece, using one of the three different techniques of “cesellatura.” These techniques include track embedding, claw embedding and embossed grains or pave. All levels of students are welcome.


February Workshops:




NEW! Textures & Water Reflections in Watercolor 

Old drift wood, weathered doors and windows, crumbling ceramic pots with flowers, stone walls and rocks – Let’s learn how to tackle those textures and turn them into beautiful watercolors. The workshop will also work on a number of techniques to recreate those elusive colors and lights we so often see on water reflections. All levels with a working knowledge of watercolor.

Instructor: Fernando Porras

Saturday, February 2, 2019; 9am-4pm, School: Studio A; Member $125; Nonmember $150





Beginning to Intermediate Digital Photography

Want to get better results from your digital camera? Students will learn the basics of photography, the use of camera controls and their application to creative digital photography. Lighting and composition will be taught through hands-on lessons in studio and on location. Students are required to bring their own digital camera; digital SLR is preferred. All levels welcome.

Instructor: David Randell

Saturday, February 2, 2019; 10am-3pm; Studio B: School; Member $125; Nonmember $150





Introduction to Photoshop Elements

Students will work with Photoshop Elements covering the basic functions of the program including importing and organizing images, basic corrections and editing, creative editing, and outputting to print, slide shows, social media and web galleries. Students are required to bring their personal laptop or notebook computer along with Photoshop Elements software. A 30-day free demo of Photoshop Elements is available online at All levels welcome.

Instructor: David Randell

Saturday, February 16, 2019; 10am-3pm; Studio B: School; Member $125; Nonmember $150



“Frozen In Time” by Manon Sander




Shine at Painting Shiny Things

Gain confidence to put reflective things like glass, chrome or patent leather into your paintings. Learn the secrets how to make things look so shiny they appear to jump off the canvas. Oil preferred, acrylics acceptable. Working knowledge of medium and drawing skills beneficial. 

Instructor: Manon Sander

Thursday & Friday, February 14 and 15, 2019; 9am-4pm, School of Art: Studio A; Member $300; Nonmember $350





Abstract Acrylic Medium Exploration

Come with ideas and/or develop them with inspiration from the materials. While hearing some history and viewing a short presentation, several liquid, gel, and paste mediums will be discussed and explored, so bring your favorite color acrylic paints to accompany the experiments! Beginner to advanced.

Instructor: Vincent Lardieri

Saturdays February 9 or March 2, 2019; 12pm-5pm; School of Art: Studio B; Member $100, Nonmember $115





Following Your Intuition with Oil & Cold Wax Mediums 

Cold Wax and Oil is all about layers of paint; adding and subtracting, creating textures, and beautiful color blends. All levels welcome.

Instructor: Mimi McCallum, visiting artist

Friday-Saturday, February 22-23, 2019; 9am-4pm; Member $300; Nonmember $350 





Mixed Medium Collage

A fun introduction to painting with acrylics in a contemporary and abstract style. Explore your own personal acrylics palette, masking off image areas, collaging and cutting papers to create an image of your own design. Step-by-step demonstrations using Liquitex soft and heavy, fluid and metallic acrylics with powder temperas, oil based metallic enamels, matte medium, molding paste and detailing steps with a ruling pen. Bring photos, magazine clippings, handmade paper and even one of your traditional paintings that we can cut up and add to the finished collage. All levels welcome.

Instructor: Jim Rigg

Sunday, February 24, 2019; 9am-4pm, School: Studio; Member $125; Nonmember $150



Pastel by Cuong Nguyen



Portraits in Pastel



Visiting artist Cuong Nguyen will focus on drawing, values, edges, composition and creating life-like skin tone color with pastel pencils. Students will focus on the fundamentals of drawing the human head while developing new skills in soft pastel. The workshop will feature a live model, and Cuong will demonstrate his own techniques to draw from life. Students will learn to use an approach that helps them see the big shapes first, and then go into details towards the end of the workshop. Intermediate to advanced.

Instructor: Cuong Nguyen, visiting artist

Friday-Sunday, February 8-10, 2019; 9am-4pm; Member $475; Nonmember $510




Ceramic by Nancy Utterback




Ceramics – Flash Fire

Clay, surface, fire, and flashing with Soda. Demonstrations on throwing, hand-building, flashing slips, and surface decoration are included in this class. Intermediate to advanced.

Instructor: Nancy Utterback, visiting artist

Friday-Sunday, February 15-17, 2019; 9am-4pm; Ceramics Studio: School; Member $300; Nonmember $325








Wine & Paint Night

Invite your friends or significant other, bring your favorite beverage, and get ready to go on a fun creative journey. You will be creating an original masterpiece with step-by-step instruction in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Over 21 only. Instructor: Randall Scott

Friday, Feb. 15, 6-9pm   $40 per person






Love-Struck-Couples Ring Making 

Come join us for a date night, bring your girlfriend/boyfriend, spouse, partner or best friend, your favorite beverages and lite bites and join us for a night of fun. Make a sterling silver ring for yourself or one for your significant other, the choice is yours. During this workshop each student will learn to cut, form, solder, texture and patina their ring. Instructor: Maria Tritico

Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, 6-9pm    $50 per person





Fused Glass Pendants

Join us for a fun night of pendant making! Bring your favorite people and beverages while you learn the basics of fused glass jewelry making. Each student will learn how to cut, design and set up their own fused glass pendants to pair perfectly with their favorite cord or chain. Students can pick up their fused pendants the following week. Instructor: Maria Tritico

Friday, Mar. 1, 2019, 6-8pm     $50 per person




Play with Clay:

Toast to Ghost Date Night

While viewing the smooth moves of Patrick Swayze and the stunning looks of Demi Moore in the Romantic/Drama “Ghost, you and your date will learn how to throw pots on the potter’s wheel. Each participant will walk away with his/her very own creation. Please wear clothes that may get clay on them. Over 21 only, bring your own beverages. Food/snacks will be provided by ArtCenter. No experience necessary. Instructor: Chad Steve

Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, 6-8pm   Over 21, $40 per person





Make Your Own Casserole Dish

Each participant will learn how to make their very own customized casserole dish. We will start by customizing our clay slabs with patterns and texture, and then work with the design and layout of each component of the dish. Finally, we’ll construct our dishes, adding our own handles. People will be impressed at your next potluck! Instructor: Chad Steve

Friday, Mar. 1, 2019, 6-8pm   $40 per person





Alcohol Inks

A new type of drawing beyond the typical pencil, charcoal and pastel….we are using alcohol inks. You’ll be creating and experimenting with inks to create landscapes, floral and abstract images, and whatever you desire. We will learn how to use the Inks and what substrates work best with the inks. Inks and paper are included. Instructor: Jim Rigg

Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, 6-8pm  $50 per person





Glass Fusion

Invite your friends or significant other, bring your favorite beverage, and get ready to go on a fun, creative journey. You will learn all about fusing glass into dishes, jewelry, vases, and ornaments. You will create a 5″ x 5″ piece of art, with instruction, in a casual relaxed atmosphere. No experience necessary. Instructor: Nancy Politsch

Fridays, Feb. 22   $50 per person




Mini Intro Series with Jim Rigg


Explore a medium you’ve always wanted to try. All supplies are included, however, students are welcome to bring their own.     $40 per person

Intro to Acrylics – Friday, January 11, 2019, 1-3pm

Intro to Watercolor – Friday, February 8, 2019, 1-3pm












For more information or to sign up for any Workshops or Select Fridays, just call the School of Art at (561) 748-8737 or go to



Call the Lighthouse ArtCenter at 561-746-3101 or go to our website at

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants, the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500+ summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.





Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469 

 (561) 746-3201

Monday through Friday: 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm


Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road Tequesta, Florida 33469


Monday through Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday: 9 am – 4 pm













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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986






30th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival Of The Arts Makes Atlantic Avenue One Large Gallery Of Over 300 Artists

Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach celebrates a 30-year tradition of free access to fine art and fine craft in an outdoor setting, with Howard Alan Events.  Over 300 local, national, and international artists will display their works in all mediums and price points on Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.







30th Annual

Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts

Saturday & Sunday, January 19 – 20

10 am – 5 pm Both Days

East Atlantic Avenue from US 1 to A1A

Free and Open to the Public






CT fiber artist Jeanne Melillo creates one of a kind sculptural table art construction incorporating black and white tweed, flat stones and metal rings.




Presented by the nation’s largest art festival producer, Howard Alan Events (HAE), the pet-friendly event features a fully vetted, juried selection of fine art. The Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts, consistently ranked as one of the best art affairs in the U.S. by Sunshine Artist Magazine, blends long-time favorites with the most buzz-worthy names on the contemporary arts scene and offers the opportunity to meet with the artists, ask about techniques, commission a specific piece and discover the inspiration behind each magnificent piece.




GA mixed-media artist Diane Ahrens incorporates forged glass, palette knife, oil, metal and leaf to create stunning, three-dimensional wall art.



Festival At-A-Glance:

Free Admission

Produced by Howard Alan Events

Juried outdoor art showcase

Original Art Handmade in America

300+ exhibitors

Prices set to suit all budgets

All artists are on site for duration of festival

Pet friendly  – leashed pets 

Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media



Carol Adams of Lake Worth designs and hand-shapes each original piece of jewelry.





As investment in the arts transformed downtown Delray Beach from blight to beauty, and crime-ridden to #1 All American City, the annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts has been a part of that transformation. This year, Atlantic Avenue celebrates three decades of the award-winning, free event during the 30th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts. More than 300 local, national and international artists will display their works across all mediums in a prestigious show encompassing life-sized sculpture, fine jewelry, exquisite works of art and hand-crafted apparel and decor. Taking place January 19 – 20 from 10 am to 5 pm both days, residents and visitors are invited to take a stroll in the beautiful Florida winter weather and enjoy eye-popping art. Whether your passions run to sparkling jewels and one-of-a-kind paintings, exquisitely crafted glasswork or an art deco sculpture, you are sure to find it during the free, two-day event.




WI painter Marc Anderson uses old-world techniques for each impressionistic piece.



“The Downtown Delray Festival of the Arts has become what the Las Olas Art Fair is to downtown Fort Lauderdale – iconic,” says founder and producer Alan. “Artists plan their years around this event, and visitors will schedule their vacations around it as well. We are so grateful to have contributed tens of thousands of dollars to the local economy and to the Downtown Development Authority, because they have helped us produce a nationally recognized show while supporting the lives of the artists and the local store owners for thirty years,” continues Alan. “It is an honor to be a part of the growth and prosperity of beautiful downtown Delray Beach.”




About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, from Colorado to Florida, Howard Alan Events produces award winning art and craft festivals in 40 different locations each year.

For additional information on the 30th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts 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:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986