Gallery 14 In Vero Beach Highlights Artists Barbara Krupp And Paul Solovay From November 30, 2023 – January 26, 2024. Public Is Invited To Special Opening Reception On Thursday, November 30 Plus Two More Receptions Throughout The Exhibit

Gallery 14 in Vero Beach continues its 16th season with a dual exhibit including THREE receptions!  The gallery will feature abstract expressionist Barbara Krupp and photographer/assemblagist Paul Solovay. This colorful and diverse dual exhibit runs November 1 – November  24,  with a Special Opening Reception on Thursday, November 30th plus Receptions as part of the First Friday Gallery Stroll on Friday, December 1st, 2023 and Friday, January 5, 2024.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!






1911 14th Avenue    Vero Beach, FL. 

Phone: 772 562-5525.  Visit:




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

Also open by appointment           Closed Sunday and Monday  



“The Tree” Acrylic by Barbara Krupp




“A Lifetime of Exploration: Paintings”

by Barbara Krupp






“Journey Through the Decades: Time Capsules”

by Paul Solovay




“Time Capsules: the 90’s ” Mixed Media by Paul Solovay




Special     Artists     Reception



Thursday, November 30, 2023

5    –    8   pm




“East Meets West” acrylic by Barbara Krupp



Enjoy  Vero  Beach’s  1st  Friday  Gallery  Strolls



Friday,  December 1,  2023  


Friday, January 5, 2024




5    –    8   pm



Exhibits run November 30, 2023 – January 26, 2024






“Color Of Jazz ” Archival Dye-Infused Photograph On Aluminum by Paul Solovay


Barbara Krupp, living in both Ohio and Vero Beach,  has exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries and museums and her work can be found in many private collections, including the University of Tampa, who purchased fifty-three of her paintings. Originally trained as an x-ray technician, she likes to quote T.S. Eliot, “I have seen the skull beneath the skin.” The structure of the painting is very important to her, as she allows the bones of the painting – both computationally and metaphorically, become the painting’s subject matter. 





“Wiki Wacky Widget” by Barbara Krupp



Paul Solovay, living in both Upstate New York and Vero Beach, spent nearly thirty years as a top creative talent in advertising, creating many award-winning commercials.  His Pepsi commercial “Bringing Home Baby” is in the Smithsonian Museum and the Broadcast Museum in NYC.  His ‘Active Camera’ photographs translate musical sound waves into light waves, capturing the high energy of performance.  His new series “Time Capsules of the 20th Century” feature multi-media assemblages with sound tracks and ephemera through the decades.






“Time Capsule: The 80’s” by Paul Solovay





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





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Call To Artists For 2024 Storefront Art Showcase At Gilt Complex In Stuart Is Open To Martin And Surrounding Counties. Deadline To Submit Is Sunday, December, 10, 2023.

The Gilt Complex in Stuart, FL  opens its annual Call to Artists for 2D works of art to be enlarged, digitally framed, and displayed on their storefront windows throughout 2024. This call is open to artists in Martin County, St. Lucie County, Palm Beach County, Okeechobee County and Indian River County. The Deadline is Sunday, December 10th and four winners will be announced on Friday, December 15th.  All artists are encouraged to apply, whether professional, emerging or hobbyist. A total of four winners will be selected in any of the following categories: Figure, Wildlife, Botanical, Still-Life, Landscape and Abstract.  Previous winners have received commissions and additional sales of their artwork.  The Rickie Report shares the details and peek at previous images.



608 Colorado Avenue    Stuart, FL  34994






Call    to    Artists!



2024   Storefront   Art   Showcase








Each year, The Gilt Complex invites local artists from Martin and the surrounding counties to enter for the chance to have their art digitally framed and showcased on the showroom windows throughout the next year. This has become a highly anticipated event and all artists are encouraged to apply, whether professional, emerging or hobbyist. A total of four winners will be selected in any of the following categories: Figure, Wildlife, Botanical, Still-Life, Landscape and Abstract.




The contest runs through Sunday, December 10th.

Winners will be announced on Friday, December 15th.



Submit one, two, or three entries, with an entry fee of $10 per submission.



**Please note that all entries must be high-res jpegs in a portrait orientation**



Portrait orientation is important!



Landscape or square art won’t fit properly in the windows.





Details can be found at the link below.




With between 80 and 100 entries, typically, every year the art submitted and the resulting windows are different, so there’s no clear advice that can be given about what type of art or look has the best chance of being selected. They balance the four selections against one another in terms of color, texture and subject. It all depends on what is submitted and, therefore, what they have to work with.  


Katie Gianni tells The Rickie Report, “Some years ten winners could easily be chosen, while other years they struggle to find that perfect fit. Therefore, their advice boils down to this: send the best representation of your art that will pop off the windows and into the hearts of passersby”.




This year, The Gilt Complex has moved the contest to an entirely digital format. Just click the link below to their website page explaining the rules and further details. At the bottom of that page is a link to the entry form. You upload your images into that form and pay the fee directly from the form.  The Gilt Complex encourages anyone with any interest in publicly showcasing their art in Stuart to enter.




Don’t hesitate to contact them directly if you have any questions about the contest. Call Katie Gianni at 772-463-0125 or email her at


Details can be found at the link below. 




For more information:

The Gilt Complex

608 Colorado Avenue    Stuart, FL 34994



Instagram:  @thegiltcomplex




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Clifton G. Webb And Anthony Burks Sr. Are Featured Artists At Zero Empty Spaces At Legacy Place In Palm Beach Gardens. Special Reception On Saturday, November 18 In The Evening Is Free And Open To The Public. See More At Miami Art Week/Art Basel, November 30 – December, 10th

Inspired by African culture, artist Clifton G. Webb creates abstract sculpture and paintings with a visual message of positive change.  Clifton joins Anthony Burks Sr. as a Featured Artists at Zero Empty Spaces in Legacy Place, Palm Beach Gardens, FL.  The public is welcome to a free Reception on Saturday, November 18 in the evening.  In addition, Clifton joins the No More Starving Artists Foundation for Miami Art Week/ Art Basel from November 30 – December 10, 2023 at the Kimpton Angler’s Hotel in Miami Beach.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.




1300 Legacy Ave #140      Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410











Using a “visual alphabet” developed over the course of his career, formerly New Orleans-based (now living in Florida), artist Clifton Webb creates works imbued with reverence and dignity. Though the symbols he has developed may not be immediately familiar, they are unmistakably noble—and that is the intent. Webb set out to create works that would say to the world “This is me and all the people around me who don’t get to see themselves, who don’t get to see the royalty and sacredness of who the African American is.”




“Face to Face” by Clifton G Webb




Webb grew up in the Jim Crow south surrounded by a loving, nurturing, and caring community. However, he came to realize the people who made up that community were vastly under-represented in the artworks that were available to them. He asked himself, “What makes me unique? How do I make a mark that would suggest something about me, the African American? How do you know it when you see it in a gallery? What makes you say, ‘Oh, that’s African American’?”



“Siren Song” by Clifton G Webb




Clifton tells The Rickie Report, “My artistry bubbles up from a deep faith that my African American heritage is worthy of sharing and celebrating, and will inspire others who don’t see enough positive role models in the general population. As an arts educator and professional fine artist represented in museum collections and galleries around the country, my goal is to identify what is meaningful to me. I rephrase it using sculpture to translate it into a message of positivity more people can “hear” and see. I long to not only help break down negative barriers but exemplify positive images. I want my artwork to be a dialogue starter towards continuing to reframe stereotypes”.




“They Came Before Columbus” by Clifton G Webb




His images may include symbols that are unfamiliar to most viewers. This is in the hope that their piqued interest will lead them on a journey of increased knowledge and appreciation for the noble underpinnings of Webb’s culture.  He goes on to say, ” For me, the path to understanding the underlying sacredness of the African American civilization begins visually, as it has the most impact on a person’s brain. How does the coloration of the image, the subject, or the medium effect a response from the viewer. Should I choose colored pencil, create a bronze sculpture or a bas-relief in handmade paper? What are the consequences of individual choices made during an international pandemic? How can I make a difference in society?”




“Hip Hop” by Clifton G Webb




The most important question Webb continually ask himself is, “How do I translate my inner passion into a visual ‘call to action’?” My concern is not merely creating visually pleasing works of art for people to walk by or peruse in a gallery. My constant goal is to construct a visual perception that makes the viewer stop…look…ponder…read new information…integrate those insights into their lives—and change the world”.





A New Orleans cultural bearer who co-founded the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, Webb taught the talented in Visual Arts in the New Orleans public schools for three decades. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art and Dooky Chase restaurant.  He has exhibited at many galleries and museums including Stella Jones Gallery, The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum, the African American Museum of Dallas, the Chattanooga Museum of Afro-American Culture and History, the Alternatives Museum, the Atlanta Arts Festival, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and the Arthur Roger Gallery and Max Hutchinson Gallery in New York.  He is now a resident artist at Zero Empty Spaces in Palm Beach Gardens, FL Legacy Place.




About Zero Empty Spaces:

ZES creates affordable artist studios in vacant storefronts around the country where artists can create and collaborate at an affordable price and have the ability to be discovered and sell work at their studio.

Since 2021, every month ZES Palm Beach Gardens location curates featured artists of the month in their space.  This allows for the public to view and purchase art that the artists create in their studios.  Webb asked fellow studio mate and longtime ZES resident, Anthony Burks Sr. to join him as a featured artist. Burks, a Palm Beach County (PBC) native, is a conceptual fine and commercial artist who is one of the first in the Palm Beach Gardens location. He over the last 30 years is one of the local creatives, who  has largely contributed to the landscape of the arts in PBC. The artist/curator/art educator is one of several artists in the space who helped develop the “feature artists program”.









You can also see both of their works in the NMSAF Goes to South Beach Exhibition during Miami Basel Week from November 30-December 10. The exhibition sponsored by MUSE Modern &Contemporary Art Fair & curated by ATB Fine Art Group Inc. (ATB) , has 34 artists throughout the state of Florida including Palm Beach County, Dade County and even Jacksonville where they have the opportunity to exhibit and sell their art during Miami Art Week.


Kimpton Angler’s Hotel

660 Washington Avenue   Miami Beach, FL 33139




Bringing these artists to Miami Beach will give them the opportunity to connect, communicate and sell to international art collectors from all over the world. This show is at the Kimpton Angler’s Hotel South Beach, Miami Beach, Florida 33139.This event is courtesy of the 501(c)3 No More Starving Artists Foundation (NMSAF) that’s mission is to help primarily Palm Beach County artists be sustainable personally and professionally by providing opportunities and services.






Clifton G. Webb

Anthony Burks Sr.

Zero Empty Spaces

ATB Fine Art Group Inc.






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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

56th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show At South Florida Fairgrounds Has Something For Everyone November 18th and 19th. Rickie Report Readers Get Discount Coupon

The 56th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show takes place November 18th and 19th at the South Florida Fair Grounds.  This is a family oriented, culturally stimulating show. Proceeds provide the operating budget for the Gem & Mineral Society for the following year. Get more information about this wonder-filled organization in the article!   The show is run totally by member volunteers. The Rickie Report shares the details plus a coupon for reduced admission fees, which may be duplicated as often as you like.









Expo Center East

South Florida Fairgrounds

9067 Southern Blvd.,        West Palm Beach, FL 33411








Saturday, November 18, 2023

 9 am – 6 pm


Sunday, November 19, 2023

 10 am – 5 pm










Adults  $10 or 2-Day Pass $15  

Children Under 12 Free







Grand Prize Drawing

Door Prizes

Great Shopping

Geode Cracking

Gemstone Mining

Fossil Dig

Spin-the-Wheel Game

Face & Rock Painting

Kids’ Exploration Station





Over 80 dealers from all over the country offer a wide range of merchandise—fine jewelry, southwestern Indian jewelry, bead jewelry, loose beads, rocks and minerals for specimen collecting and cutting, loose precious and semi-precious gemstones, settings and findings, fossils, meteorites, tools, books, and much, much more.






The show offers a wide range of educational activities and exhibits. Visit the demonstration area where society members will be showcasing skills learned in club classes. Demonstrations will include faceting, cabochon making, chain making, and bead stringing just to name a few. Hourly door prizes awarded both days and a show Grand Prize Drawing and several other drawings will be held. We have also invited several local education based clubs to display at our show, as well as the Palm Beach Museum of Natural History. We will also have speakers.








Decorative Items For the Home and Office


Hourly Door Prizes

Guest Speakers

Kids Activities




The Society offers many types of educational and cultural experiences.

We operate a full lapidary shop open to our members.

We also offer classes in lapidary and jewelry making for adults as well as children.







Chairman, Barbara Ringhiser said: “I’ve been affiliated with this show since 2004. Last year we were thrilled to have 2,848 people attend the two-day exhibit. Vendors were extremely happy, and the Mine did better than ever. Our Society also donates the proceeds from the Scholarship Fund Raffle to the American Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies scholarship foundation who awards 12- $4,000 scholarships every year to geophysical science graduate students at the masters and PhD level. The federation is divided into six regions and each region awards two scholarships per year.”




The Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches Society holds monthly meetings on the third Thursday of the month (except for December) at the Multi-Purpose Center across from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach, Fl. 33405. Meetings begin at 7:00 pm with a variety of interesting programs, opportunity for members to “show and tell”, birthstone challenge with prizes, silent auction and member selling opportunities.





The Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches is part of a national hierarchy of mineralogical societies, including neighbor clubs, Florida Gold Coast Gem and Mineral Society (Broward County), St. Lucie County Rock and Gem Club; Treasure Coast Rock and Gem Society (Indian River County), and Miami Mineralogical and Lapidary Guild (



Find us on:

Facebook @gemandmineralspb

Twitter @gemandminerals

Instagram @gemandminerals




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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987


Meet The Artists At The Newest Zero Empty Spaces Studio/Gallery Space At The Treasure Coast Square Mall In Jensen Beach Saturday, November 11th And Special Event On Friday, November 24th

The Artists at Zero Empty Spaces at Treasure Coast Square Mall in Jensen Beach, FL are ready to open their studio/gallery space to the public on Saturday, November 11, 2023 and announce a special Shopping Event on Friday, November 24th.  Located near the Macy’s wing of the Mall, there is plenty of free parking and admission.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!




Treasure Coast Square

3174 NW Federal Hwy, Unit 3112

Jensen Beach, FL 34957



Danuta Rothschild




Zero Empty Spaces is dedicated to making art accessible, fostering collaboration, and serving as a creative heartbeat within the community.



Florence Treakle




This latest addition Jensen Beach locationto the Zero Empty Spaces family promises to be a dynamic and inspiring space for both artists and art enthusiasts alike.





Artwork by Nancy Smyth




Paul Grady



“Witness the artistic potential this space holds” 




Robin Marshall


Treasure Coast Square Mall, a retail hub managed by Simon Property Group, is set to welcome this vibrant addition to its community. The mall, home to 115 stores, including renowned anchors such as Dillard’s, JCPenney, and Macy’s, is an ideal setting for fostering artistic expression and creativity.




Sharon Tatem



Treasure Coast Square Mall is its 30th location, as Zero Empty Spaces now operates in multiple states, including Florida, Massachusetts, and Virginia, with plans for further expansion across the country.  





Sue Klahn




For more details about these exhibits or upcoming events:




About Zero Empty Spaces

Zero Empty Spaces is a rapidly growing affordable artist studio/vacancy management company that creates affordable artist studios in vacant spaces around the country where artists can create and collaborate at an affordable price. The concept expands the appreciation of all genres of art and helps to create a thriving cultural community in the cities surrounding each location. Current Florida locations include Hallandale Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens, Fort Myers, and St. Petersburg, with out-of-state locations in Natick Massachusetts and Richmond Virginia.

For more information visit




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Multi-Talented Author, Illustrator And Artist Judith Karr Eisinger Is One Of The Featured Artists At “Wonder & Whimsy” Exhibit At Cultural Council For Palm Beach County . Opening Reception Is Thursday, November 16, 2023

Judith Karr Eisinger is a multi-talented fine artist, illustrator, and book author. You’ll recognize some of her commercial graphic works as well, as The Rickie Report shares her story.  The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County has chosen one of Judith’s paintings, “French Pastry”  to be part of their newest exhibit “Whimsy & Wonder”.  The Opening Reception (You must RSVP) is Thursday, November 16, 2023.  This exhibit runs through January 13, 2024.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks of Judith’s artwork, commercial graphics, and her latest illustrated book about her childhood escape from Communist Hungary.  




601 Lake Ave, Lake Worth Beach, Fl 33460










Opening Reception:

Thursday, November 16, 2023

5–7 pm



Click to RSVP.




“French Pastry” by Judith Karr Eisinger



Sometimes we just want to be enchanted, engaged, and enthralled. In this exhibition, Florida’s flamingos will be represented in all their glory along with a wide array of quirky and beautiful visual creations. With specific installations that will evolve throughout the show’s run, visitors are encouraged to return again and again.




Exhibition: November 17, 2023 – January 13, 2024



Gallery View of Judith Karr Eisinger’s artworks



Born in Budapest, Hungary, and escaping that communist country in 1956, Judy moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she began painting at an early age and, at 13, took first place for the design of the City Holiday Card.



Judy studied fine art at the Cleveland Institute of Art and the Cooper School of Art, which led to a four-year scholarship to Kent State University. After graduating with honors, Judy began her painting career by showing her colorful paintings at the Shaker Heights Artist’s Cooperative Gallery. Her work soon became sought after and now hangs in private collections throughout the United States, Europe and Israel.




Artwork by Judith Karr Eisinger





Soon after moving to Florida, Judy was commissioned to paint 24 paintings for the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. Over the years, Judy’s talent and wealth of experience has brought an open-minded adaptive process to her paintings, which have earned her a covey of regional and national awards.

Judith Karr Eisinger’s Design for Broward Center For Performing Arts





Judy is the owner and creative lead at Yudit Design, a full-service advertising and graphic design firm located in Wellington, Florida (  Because of her belief that fine art is the essence of graphic design, Judy has received recognition both for her paintings and for her graphic design work which has garnered several Advertising Federation Silver Addy’s.




Ad Campaign For Dole.Com by Judith Karr Eisinger


Judith tells The Rickie Report, “Yudit Design is a brand new kind of marketing/advertising resource for your business. Think of us as an extended ring of top-flight creative and business talent – from award-winning graphic designers, copywriters and photographers, to veteran business coaches, strategists and media planners. Virtually all of whom, by the way, carry Big Agency resumes and have worked on Fortune 500 accounts for the last two decades…. often together”.






Judy tells The Rickie Report, “For me, art has always evolved from impressions of life, rather than a strict rendering of a given subject. In every new painting, I love the ebb and flow of line and bold colors, the power of less is more, and the ways simplicity and boldness together can magically evoke sensation.”



“Jacobs Field” by Judith Karr Eisinger



“To make these wonderful discoveries and impressions, I’ve created a unique process that I like to call “multi-media” — traditional paper and pencil emboldened by techniques using new technology. This method gives me the freedom to focus on being truly imaginative and unbounded, in my approach to the subject, in my process, in my technique.”



“Typically, I begin with an idea, traditional paper and pencil, and an original drawing. I then use computer software to ‘paint’ the solid, bold colors and print my work to canvas. Once on canvas, I complete the piece with brush and paint, making each painting a one-of-a-kind work of art, she explains.”




“Parrot Lady on Parade” by Judith Karr Eisinger





Judy’s style of painting may have changed over the years, but her fascination with the human condition as a subject matter has not.  She shares, “My favorite figure painting was done in college—an aging female model wearing the scars of life. The first painting I ever sold in the early ‘70s was of a homeless man in the depth of a Cleveland winter.  I paint because it’s what I love to do, and always have.  My first painting was in third grade. My last one, thankfully, is yet to come.”




“Escape. A Long Walk To Freedom” by Judith Karr Eisinger


October 1956. Budapest, Hungary: Life forever changed for seven year old Yudit.

Her excitement of starting school for the very first time was replaced by fear as Soviet tanks rolled down her street destroying life as she knew it. One building, one window at a time.

This harrowing true story follows Yudit and her family’s daring escape from Communist Hungary

With the unknown risks and challenges they were about to face, their fear to stay was greater than their fear to go.





For more information about Judith’s artwork, graphic design or this exhibit:

Judith Eisinger

Yudit Design









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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

Wellington Art Society November 8th Meeting Features Guest Artist, Monica Postell. Public Is Welcome To This Free Artist Networking Event

The Wellington Art Society will feature a presentation by Monica Postell on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at the Wellington Community Center. The event includes a meet and greet, a member spotlight, a brief meeting and a presentation by Monica.  Visit the two municipal art exhibitions, “Creative” now through November 14, 2023, at the Wellington City Hall and “Concepts” now through November 28, 2023 at the Wellington Community Center.  Enjoy the original artwork of 24 artists and 70 works of art in various media including oil, acrylic, watercolor, ceramics and photography.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details and a sneak peek.  The public is welcome to all WAS events!






Public Is Invited To



Wellington Art Society Meeting


Wednesday, November 8, 2023


5:30 pm



Wellington  Community  Center


12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL







Featured Artist, Monica Postell


For more WAS information contact: Heather Bergstrom,







Watercolor by Monica Postell




Monica Postell is formerly from Chicago and visited the Art Institute of Chicago regularly. She now resides in Delray Beach and Twin Lakes, Wisconsin with a view of little Lake Marie. Throughout her business career she exercised creativity by hand-painting Christmas cards, painting ceramic gifts for friends and family, and even designing needlepoint canvases. She began to paint full time after retiring in 2019. Monica works in watercolor, pastels, and acrylics.





“Unmade Bed” by Monica Postell



Monica’s paintings celebrate color and use light and deep shadow to bring drama and atmosphere. She paints still life’s, landscapes, roomscapes, and portraits of children, adults and pets, in color saturated watercolor, guache, soft pastel or acrylic.




Portrait by Monica Postell



Monica’s recent awards include the 2022 APBC juried show Judge’s Recognition for ‘Unmade Bed’ (watercolor on cold press); the 2023 APBC juried show Featured Artist and Judge’s Recognition for ‘Sitting on the Dock’ (acrylic on canvas); and the 2023 Fall International On-line Exhibition National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society (applied).



You can see more of Monica Postell’s work on the following social media outlets:





 New Exhibitions:



(Now until November 14th)

Wellington City Hall

12300 Forest Hill Boulevard, Wellington FL, 33414



(Now  until  November 28, 2023)


Wellington Community Center

 12150 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, FL 33414










Free and open to the public weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm.


Enjoy the original artwork of 24 artists and 70 works of art in various media including oil, acrylic, watercolor, ceramics and photography.

All artwork in the exhibition is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs. To arrange the purchase of artwork hanging in the exhibition, please email


Featured   Artists are:

Barbara Bailey

 Heather Bergstrom

 Betty Brodie

 Nancy Cinieri

 Ayesha T DeLorenzo

Kim Hope DiGiacomo

Nancy Fried

 Cynthia George

Jan Gmitter

 Laura Jaffe

Lou Ann La Bohn

Nancy Lee

 Joseph Marcou

 Paul Marshall

 Rose Gong Monier

 Susan Mosely

 Susan Oakes

Lucille Pallante

Leslie Pfeiffer

 Ava Rhodes

Marion Roberts

Carl Stoveland

Cindi Taylor

 Elaine Weber





The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 42nd year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. For further information about the Wellington Art Society, please visit




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2nd Annual “Gifts Of The HeART” Juried Art Show On Sunday, November 5th Benefits St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office And Temple Beth El Israel. Free Admission and Free Parking

Temple Beth El Israel in Port St. Lucie, FL. hosts a one-day juried art show on Sunday, November 5, 2023. “Gifts of the heART” will offer one-of-a kind artworks and hand made fine crafts for sale from 20+ artists. Partial proceeds will benefit local programs of the St. Lucie Sheriff’s Office. Art lovers can purchase directly from each artist, choose-your-prize art raffle, enjoy home baked goods, lunch, and buy Enjoyment Books.  Admission and Parking are Free.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  A Child’s Cry For Help and MartinArts will share their programs during the show.  






Temple Beth EL Israel

551 Bethany Dr.   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986




10 am – 4 pm

Free admission and Parking






Purchase   directly   from   the   artist!  






“Walk to Freedom” by Carol Schiff




Choose-your-own-art prize drawing!





Hand painted Kate Spade Bag by Caryl Pomales



This  is  the  perfect  time  to  start  shopping!  





Handmade gifts that become heirloom treasures by Bunny Hart!





Make  this  a  win-win-win:





Wearable Art and Home Decor made from Vintage Japanese kimonos by Barbara Cheives




Support your local community…

the artists…

and take home a special gift!





Mah Jong Mezuzah by Lori Charnow




Participating Artists:



  • Carolyn Austin (One of a kind glass plates, Judaica, serving ware) 

  • Kevin Baker ( Metal prints and Framed photos of birds in flight) 

  • Lynn Bell ( Hand built ceramics, vases, plates, sculptures) 

  • Lori Charnow ( hand painted glassware, Judaica)

  • The Clay Chicks ( Ceramic fountains, garden art, planters, sculpture, wall art)

  • Barbara Cheives ( Wearable & decorative art made from Vintage Japanese kimono fabrics, cards, African textiles)

  • Simon Cherkasski (Paintings, Hand made sculptures with Copper accents, Judaica)

  •  Diane Craver (Mixed media paintings, abstracts, whimsical, spiritual)

  • Alene Egol (Museum quality jewelry, semi-precious stones, Murano glass, necklaces, bracelets, earrings)

  •  Susan Estrella (mixed media art and jewelry)

  • Marcia Greene (Stained glass sun catchers, panels, hangings)

  • Bunny Hart (Original fluid abstract designs on decorative and gift items)

  • Jillane Hevernon (Original oil paintings)  

  • Linda Higgins ( Colorful impressionist paintings, animals, decorative art)

  • Robin Marshall (Mixed media abstract, whimsical and surreal artworks)

  • Susan Oakes (Original watercolors and photography)

  • Caryl Pomales (Original fine art, One of a kind Hand painted Kate Spade bags)

  • Jerry Rogak (One of a kind pottery pieces)

  • Carol Schiff (Original oil paintings of still life, colorful scenery, nature)

  • Diane Stark-Kennedy (Stained glass panels, lamps, suncatchers, metal embossing)

  • Debra Terrio (Fine art painting in oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, mixed media)

  • Jeff Ursillo (Hand made greeting & note cards)





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Sue Gurland’s Paintings Explore Our Connections To “Wild Things” At Delray Beach Public Library October 30 – December 9. Opening Reception On Wednesday, November 8, 2023

“Wild Things” is an apt title for Sue Gurland’s art exhibit at Delray Beach Public Library in Delray Beach, FL. The colorful whimsical animal paintings are sure to please viewers of all ages. The exhibit opens October 30 and runs through December 9, 2023.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception and Artist Talk Wednesday, November 8th. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. The paintings can also be previewed at where they are available as prints, mugs, t-shirts and more.  




ART     EXHIBIT     by    SUE    GURLAND





Mon – Wed: 9 AM – 8 PM   Thurs – Sat: 9 AM – 5 PM
Sun: 1 PM – 5 PM (SEPT-MAY)






And Artist Talk:

Wednesday, November 8  

6 – 8 pm


Children Welcome




“Cranes” by Sue Gurland



Sue Gurland grew up in Woodstock, NY surrounded by artists and nature.  Before retiring to Boca Raton in 2005, Gurland was a high school French teacher, tai chi teacher, and acupuncturist.  In recent years, she has studied the Jewish mystical tradition of Kabbalah and created the workshop “Moving through the Tree of Life: Where Tai Chi meets Kabbalah” at  




“Blue Leopard” by Sue Gurland




Gurland’s childhood influences and her lifelong spiritual journey came together when she enrolled in Intuitive Painting: Painting from the Heart taught by Carla Golembe at Old School Square in Delray Beach, FL.  




“Black Panther” by Sue Gurland




Trusting the Process


Gurland tells The Rickie Report, “Carla not only taught me the basics of painting. More importantly, she encouraged my creativity and intuition. My inner hidden child found its path to outer expression.”  Intuitive painting begins with making random marks on a blank canvas. The subject, colors and composition are yet unknown to the artist. “I have no idea what each painting will be about,” said Gurland. “I just trust that the process will guide my heart, hand and brush.”  As Gurland readily acknowledges, it is unsettling to paint without knowing what she is painting. But at some point, she has an “Aha!” moment and sees the rough outline of an animal waiting to emerge.  She then paints over distracting marks, adds definition and applies layers of paint to create texture. Gurland particularly works on each animal’s eyes to animate its spirit.






“Red Panda” by Sue Gurland





Inspired by Maurice Sendak

When asked, Gurland relates that this exhibit’s title, “Wild Things,” is in homage to Maurice Sendak. His book of the same name encouraged children to express their emotions through animal fantasies. Gurland’s paintings, like the book, appeal to the young and the young-at-heart.






“Ariel” by Sue Gurland


“We Are One”



After she finishes a painting, Gurland often discovers a spiritual connection to the image that she wasn’t aware of in the process of creating it. “My hope,” said Gurland, “is that viewers will also feel the interconnection of all living things… We are one.”  


The paintings are on sale at the exhibit and are also available as prints, mugs, t-shirts, masks, mugs and more at

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New Studio For The Visual Arts Presents “Our Jupiter” Exhibit Featuring Numerous Artists Plus The Art And Career Of Charlie Lastella. Live Painting With Mark Bulks At Opening Reception Saturday,November 4

The New Studio for the Visual Arts of Jupiter, Inc. announces their 2nd Annual “OUR  JUPITER” Exhibition. While the collected artworks are of well established, career artists and those in different stages of their creative journey, Charlie Lastella will be spotlighted. At the Opening Reception on Saturday, November 4, 2023, Mark Bulks (aka Bulk_styles) will be live painting.  The exhibit runs through the end of November. The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.  








Opening Reception is Saturday, November 4

 5 – 9 pm

Live painting performance by Mark Bulks (aka Bulk_styles).






Many artists not only live in Jupiter but grew up in this small town….

But all share the bond of a love for “Our Town, Our Light, Our Jupiter”




This year we will spotlight the works and career of Charlie Lastella, a beloved Jupiter High School art teacher, whose work influenced many exhibitors in this show.






The New Studio for the Visual Arts of Jupiter, Inc was founded in 2018 as a 501(c)3 non-profit to offer a welcoming setting and supportive culture via an inclusive, multigenerational level approach to art education serving children, teens and adults at all ability levels.

The goal is to help nurture a vibrant arts community, foster artistic excellence, lower barriers to arts participation and bring people together for a shared experience that inspires a creative exchange of ideas. The organization’s values are dedicated to the practice of looking at, thinking about, and making art help people solve problems and enjoy life.

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