Irene Jalowayski And Rickie Leiter Are Featured Artists At Special Holiday Boutique At Craft Gallery In West Palm Beach On Sunday, December 15

A special Glass, Jewelry and Wearable Art Holiday Sale will be held on Sunday, December 15 at The Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach, Fl.  It is worth the trip to The Craft Gallery to meet inspired artisans, Irene Jalowayski and Rickie Leiter and see their incredible works of art, which make perfect holiday gifts. Light refreshments will be served and plenty of free parking is available. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. The gallery is located at 5911 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard, next to the iconic Carvel Ice Cream.  There is extra parking on the side street, Churchill Road.







The Craft Gallery

5911 South Dixie Hwy.    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

 561 762 8162


P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S:


Glass, Jewelry and Wearable Art Sale


 Irene Jalowayski  &  Rickie Leiter


 Sunday, December 15  

11 am – 4 pm  



Free admission and Free Parking



5911 South Dixie Hwy.    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Located at 5911 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard, next to the iconic Carvel Ice Cream.  

There is extra parking on the side street, Churchill Road.




So that bracelet you are wearing can trace its origins to some Neanderthal roaming the forest. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? It makes sense when you realize the origination of jewelry spans many thousands of years. Jewelry is one of the oldest archeological artifacts – shell beads from the Neanderthal area around 115,000 years ago were some of the earliest discoveries. Throughout history, jewelry has been a universal form of adornment – to show status or rank, as a recognition of affiliation (religious, political) and as a symbol of personal meaning (love, mourning, luck). Thanks to the ingenuity of the Greeks adding gemstones to gold in 1600 BC, jewelry has evolved into a stunning form of art. Fast forward to today, and there is an endless variety of jewelry adorning our bodies, our fashion, our homes. Two local artisans who have embraced this art form are being featured in the upcoming event,Glass, Jewelry and Wearable Art at The Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach.





Rickie Leiter,publisher of – you guessed it – The Rickie Report, will be showcasing some of her beautiful jewelry at this event. Most of her pieces incorporate a variety of gemstones, many with a central, unusual focal piece to complement the stones. Her one-of-a-kind pieces have been sold in museum shops, local galleries and wearable art boutiques. It’s no surprise that Rickie landed squarely in the middle of South Florida’s local art scene. Raised in a decidedly creative household with an affinity for community activism and an appreciation of nature, she has explored many avenues during her artistic journey. From art consultant and board member of an international organization to special needs advocate and online publisher, Rickie’s creativity shines in her art.


Irene Jalowayski, an accomplished glass artist in Palm Beach County, will thrill you with her exquisite jewelry using glass and metals. Working in fused glass, cast glass and mixed media, Irene has an incredible eye for color and style. Her use of dichroic glass adds even more color explosion to her pieces. In addition to her unique jewelry designs, you’ll see her creative style emerge in her glass pieces – sculptures, vases, platters, Judaica, candlesticks and so much more. Always an art lover and collector, Irene started “playing” in fused glass 15 years ago, studying with master glass artists in the area. What started as a hobby has evolved into a passion, and it shows! The winner of numerous awards, her work has been seen in galleries, art shows and exhibitions around South Florida.





For more information:

Call 561-762-8162

or email


The Craft Gallery

5911 S. Dixie Highway    West Palm Beach, FL 33405



The Craft Gallery is available for studio space rental and parties. Parties, you ask? Consider having a unique holiday party at the gallery. Invite a small group for an evening of art and socializing (think Paint Your Own Pottery or Couples Night Out) or the gallery can create an art class customized to your schedule. They can even tailor parties just for kids.



So, get yourself in gear for the holiday season and swing by the charming little gallery tucked next to the iconic Carvel Ice Cream in West Palm Beach. The Craft Gallery is located behind Hair Harbor on Dixie Highway, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard at 5911 S. Dixie Highway. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm. Afternoons, evenings and weekends are by appointment only. Stay informed about their classes, sales and events by liking them on Facebook or check out their website –



The studio is located behind Hair Harbor on Dixie Highway, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard. Be sure to check The Craft Gallery website and Facebook page – TheCraftGallery.netfor information about the latest classes and events. Pop on by the gallery to see this artist in action and all the lovely creativity that surrounds her.




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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Art Lovers And Artists Wanted At Delray Art League’s New Home At Heart Of Delray Art Gallery. New Members Welcome! New Programming And Shows!

As a new season begins, the Delray Art League (DAL) invites new members, art lovers, and the public to their new home in the Heart of Delray Gallery.  Over 20 member artists display their work together in this beautiful setting.  On Wednesday, December 18, they’ll collect wrapped art supplies, brushes, small canvas, colored pencils, and paint, rather than toys to support our community arts education effort this Holiday season. DAL has teamed up with St. Paul’s Church in Delray downtown for ‘Art Meets Music’ events.  There is an OPEN ARTIST CALL to all artists in the surrounding area for exhibit and display space available for members of other like-minded artist organizations beginning December 14 – 15 at Veteran’s Park. Members of DAL also have opportunities to exhibit at Delray Beach City Hall and the Chamber!  The Rickie Report shares all of these details, including a few sneak peeks.  This is a wonderful artist-networking organization – check it out!  And as their new slogan says, “Art Lovers Wanted”!  We add: “Artists Wanted”!









Ron Rizzi, President of the Delray Art League (DAL) brings his graphic art, photography, advertising, marketing, and technology background to take this well established group in new directions.  He tells The Rickie Report, “In May, we decided to create a few new ways to reach out to our members and also to those that have a love and passion for art whether it be painting, photography, sculpture, glass, drawing or multi media. The first thing I thought of was how and who would we like to reach out to in the community and surrounding areas”.



Delray Art League Meet Up

Wednesday, December 18

6:30 – 9 pm


Heart of Delray Art Gallery 

1440 N Federal Highway   Delray Beach, FL

Join us for another exciting meetup in December in the heart of Delray Beach, Florida. Bring Holiday  wrapped blank art canvas, paint brushes, colored pencils, or any art supply gift suitable for donation for the Holiday’s for the Delray Art League’s arts education programs in the community. All wrapped art supply gifts will be donated to one of our great Delray Community Centers for arts students.

See over 75 great artists displaying colorful and exciting work hanging in the Heart of Delray art gallery. See the Delray Art League’s Gallery inside the Heart of Delray Gallery and celebrate the Holiday’s with us.

Also meet members of the group and strike up a great conversation with fellow artists, art lovers and art aficionados. Bring a smile and a friend!







Patricia Deck “Surreal Tulips”




From using to outreach at SubCulture Coffee in Delray Beach, to offering gatherings for demos and discussions at Jerry’s Artarama in Deerfield on the 3rd Monday of the month, there are many interaction points for artists, both striving and accomplished, to learn and grow!  The Rickie Report is a strong advocate for artists to network with each other, so we give kudos to DAL for achieving this!




The Heart Of Delray Gallery



The next hurdle was to find a new gallery “home”, with which Dan Cianciotto, owner/curator of The Heart of Delray Gallery” helped DAL succeed.  DAL has space in the gallery for over 20 Delray Art League Artists to display their work and call The Heart of Delray Gallery home.  On Wednesday, December 18, DAL will collect wrapped art supplies, brushes, small canvas, colored pencils, and paint, to support our community arts education effort this Holiday season.




Marcos Porcayo “Moods”



Mixing art and music sounded like a great idea, as DAL teamed up with St. Paul’s Church in Delray downtown where ‘Art Meets Music’ and their classical and chamber music concert series continues to be a hit. Ron says, “Baroque cello and violin, easel and acrylic paint – and we were off on any given Sunday having some serious fun without tent pegs, wind weights and mesh”.



Roxanne Lewis  “La Bamba”




Ron shares, ” We expect to continue the tradition of our outdoor shows around downtown Delray and as Old School Square space became a premium we were lucky to have plenty of room at Veteran’s Park. We thought it may be merrier if we opened up Veteran’s Park spaces to our neighbors in Boca, Lake Worth and Wellington and beyond. So there is now an OPEN ARTIST CALL to all in the surrounding area! We have exhibit and display space available for members of other like-minded artist organizations to join us in Delray beginning December 14th – 15th. Space is a nominal fee. Insurance rider costs are $30 per exhibitor. We will have to hear from our neighbors before December 11th to plan accordingly to accommodate those that would like to join us at Veteran’s Park. I hope they will”.  The call to artists is included in this article.



The dates for 2019-2020 shows:




Old School Square

Saturday & Sunday

January 4 – 5

January 18 – 19

February 15-16



Veteran’s Park

December 14 – 15

January 11 – 12

February 8 – 9

March 7 – 8

April 4 – 5

St. Paul’s Church Delray Beach

Sunday  2 pm

January 19

February 9

March 8

March 29

May 3

May 31

Friday at 6:30 pm

January 24

February 28



DAL has so much going on with Delray City Hall and the Chamber indoor shows this month, we also thought it might be fun to introduce some of our artists and their work.


Claudia Hafner with varied art pieces



And in the meantime we hope to see you in Delray Beach!







For more information:


Ron Rizzi, President

Kathi Stamm, Treasurer

Howard Sherman,  VP


Our Website:

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364 Art League Member Artists

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Wellington Art Society Features Batik Artist, Munirah At Next Meeting On Wednesday, December 11. Free And Open To The Public, Interact With The Artists!

The Wellington Art Society will have a demonstration by Munirah, a unique mixed media/batik artist, on Wednesday, December 11 at the Wellington Community Center.  A “Meet and Greet” is followed by a member spotlight, a brief meeting and art raffle.  Munirah will do a painting demo using tools from around the world, showing a hand stamped technique and hand drawn technique.  This will be followed by an interactive painting session where each guest can take part in painting a 3′ x 3′ community piece. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  





Public Is Invited To Wellington Art Society Meeting


Wednesday,  December 11, 2019

6:30 pm


12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL












Munirah is a batik artist whose art workshops represent a tribute and a commitment to the authentic culture of her birthplace Malaysia. She grew up in northern Malaysia, attended boarding school in Kuala Lumpur, and later received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of Miami.  She lives in Miami and focuses on batik education, highlighting the process and tools of different cultures.



In addition to her home studio she travels to various venues in South Florida. She works with all ages and her students find her teaching therapeutic and transformative. Although she teaches a variety of classes, one of her most popular is a batik scarf class and an immersive batik workshop using batik caps (stamps). She continues to travel extensively and learn from masters in Malaysia, Indochina, Vietnam, Laos, Uganda and beyond.




In 2019, she was a Featured Artist at the Spoken Soul Festival which took place at the Adrienne Arsht Center For the Performing Arts in Miami. She focuses on batik education highlighting the batiking process and tools of different cultures throughout the world. 





She hosts one of the most popular and top-rated Airbnb Experiences in Miami. In addition to her home studio, she brings her workshops to various venues throughout South Florida.








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





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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School Of Art Presents 13th Annual D’Art For Art At Pelican Club In Jupiter. Make Your Reservations For January 11, 2020 Now!

The Lighthouse ArtCenter presents the 13th Annual D’Art for Art on Saturday, January 11, 2020. This fast-paced, exciting evening is the ArtCenter’s signature fundraising event. The beautiful Pelican Club on the Jupiter Inlet will be transformed into a gallery like no other, filled with exceptional artwork, jewelry, artisan home décor and more, donated by local and national artists, galleries, collectors and designers.  Drink, dine, and when your name is called, “dart” for an outstanding piece of art to take home as the ultimate parting gift!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some peeks from last year. Get your tickets now!






Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & Gift Shop

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101

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

No charge for members, non-member adults (18 and older) $5.00

 First Saturday of the month no charge










Lighthouse ArtCenter 13th Annual D’Art for Art

Saturday, January 11, 2020

5:30 – 9:30 pm

Pelican Club

1065 N. Highway A-1-A    Jupiter, FL 33477



$500.00 per ticket

Raffle tickets: $250 each

Winner need not be present to win.




To purchase a ticket to the event or a raffle ticket:

Call (561) 746-3101 or visit






Dennis and Roseanne Williams



“We are so thankful for the continued support of the community for the ArtCenter,” said Nancy Politsch, CEO/CFO of the ArtCenter. “The event depends on the generous donations from artists and we were fortunate that over 300 works of art were donated.”


Marcus Rothermich and Allissa Rothermich



The Honorary Chair is Roseanne Williams and Pat DeAloia is the Chair. Jason and Nicole Newsted are the Guests of Honor. “Everyone appreciates what the Lighthouse ArtCenter means to our community,” said Mrs. DeAloia. “The staff and volunteers work hard to provide programs to enrich our lives here in South Florida and I am proud to be a part of this incredible evening.”



At D’Art for Art, each guest is assigned an artist’s name to form 10 groups. As guests arrive they enjoy cocktails and gourmet hors d’oeuvres while perusing the gallery of over 300 pieces of displayed art and jewelry, noting their favorites on their “Wish List.” After enjoying a delicious dinner, it’s time to “dart!” When their artist’s name is randomly drawn, their group “darts” to their chosen piece of art, putting their claim on the work of art that they will be taking home.



Conrad Weymann and Mallory Weymann


“We are investing in the future of the arts in our community and this is our major fundraiser. Each year we raise scholarship monies for summer ArtCamp so kids, no matter what their financial circumstances are, can experience all the benefits of art classes,” said Sue Snyder, Director of Development. “In furthering that effort, we will also be also be focusing on our “Raising the Roof” fundraising campaign to build a second story on our Gallery to add five additional classrooms.”  



Lighthouse ArtCenter D’arters!



An exciting new aspect of D’Art for Art is the raffle drawing. Instead of having the usual silent auction, they are offering a limited number of raffle tickets for incredible prizes. The first winner will select from a choice of four trips: Iceland: Land of Fire & Ice, 5-night stay; Scotland Golf Experience, 4-night stay; Tuscany Culinary Escape, 7-night stay or Costa Rica Getaway, 5-night stay. All trips include coach airfare for two. The second winner will receive a stunning 18K yellow gold and diamond collar necklace generously donated by Hamilton Jewelers. The third prize is a trip to Newport, Rhode Island (August 23 – 25, 2020) with a 2-night stay at the Hotel Viking and a choice of an afternoon of sailing aboard a private 51 foot sailing yacht and lunch at Newport’s New York Yacht Club or a round of golf and lunch at the exclusive Aquidneck Golf Club on Narragansett Bay. Only 200 tickets will be sold for $250 each. The winner need not be present to win.



Sponsors for the 13th Annual D’Art for Art are Susan Namm Spencer, Martie and Bob Sachs, Debbie and Jim Kane, Peacock + Lewis Architects & Planners, First Republic Bank, Sally Bliss, Pat and Bud DeAloia, Jane and Patrick O’Neill, Anne and Vincent Palumbo, Fred and Mary Lynn Putney, Jenny and Larry Schorr, Patricia and Bob Trevisani, Roseanne and Dennis Williams, Hamilton Jewelers, Hotel Viking, Johnson & Johnson, Publix Super Markets Charities, and Anna Flowers. Media sponsor: Jupiter Magazine.





For further information about this event, classes, exhibits, or tours:

Please call (561) 746-3101 or go to

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 – 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 – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

Studio 385 Jewelry and Textile Studio, 385 Tequesta Drive. Open for classes and workshops at various times.





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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986






Join Whitespace The Mordes Collection On Friday, December 6 For A Special Holiday Shopping Spree To Benefit INSIGHT, Fighting Prejudice Through Education At Ballenisles Country Club

Join Whitespace The Mordes Collection for a very special day of shopping to benefit INSIGHT, Fighting Prejudice Through Education on Friday, December 6. This event takes place at Ballenisles Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details here.







For more information please visit:

or email:






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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986



Soul Arts Society Invites Everyone To ArtFind 2019 Open House Event On Saturday, December 7

The Soul Arts Society invites the public to ArtFind 2019 on Saturday, December 7.  This Open House format on Stuart’s Colorado Avenue brings new discoveries at every turn!  Meet artists who live locally and sell their work nationally and internationally while browsing your favorite shops and stores.  Celebrate Stuart’s newly designated Arts and Entertainment District! The Rickie Report shares the details and sneak peeks!



P   R   E   S   E   N   T   S:



Saturday, December 7

5 – 9 pm


 Refreshments, Demonstrations


The Creek District, Stuart, FL

( Colorado Avenue in Downtown Stuart)



Each participating business will host a different artist including painters, sculptors, and photographers for you to meet and see their work in-person.

Everything from traditional painting to contemporary assemblage to decorative refinishing is represented in this group of sculptors, muralists, illustrators, painters and photographers.


Visit the historic 555 Building for an Art Market in the Breezeway, Improv Comedy by TOAST, and more.



Participating businesses are just as varied as the artists!





Thank you and Welcome to these businesses that are hosting artists:




Bangz and Rhetta B Hair Salon+ Nadia Utto
PD/GO Digital Marketing Stuart – Beverly Bevis Jones +Leo J. Arbeznik
Beryl & Co. Jewelers+Mark Stall
The Crafted Keg+Chad Periman Arts
Curtain Design Studio+Jordan Silvia Art
The Gilt Complex +Katie Gianni Art, Colleen North, andMichael Shellenberger
Fruits & Roots Vegan Cafe+ Heather Ivins
Gray GardensDesign & Gallery + Patricia J Reagan
Kling Gallery Wine & Decor+Chris Kling Studio
The Lotus Room – an organic salon+Artistic Flow by Sophie
NOTES Music Room & Wine Bar+HEIDI LEE – Artist
Psychic & the Genie+Corina Pelloni
The Roasted Record+Debbie Craft Dunbar
Rosalind’s FITNESS studios+ Rosalind Neilen
Stuart Art Supply and Studio+Donald Voelker
Wave Hair Color & Design Studio+Sue Klahne, Custom Artwork
Whiskey and Pearls+ Bobbi Twohey, & Friends
Art in the Breezeway:Jennifer Ford, Rick Spisak, J.R. Ringdahl, and More.



ArtFind 2019 is hosted by Soul Arts Society

Soul Arts Society is a group of emerging artists of the Treasure Coast. Their purpose is creating mutual opportunities to improve as artists and to show and sell their work.  Their spring show, the third annual ArtLive will be held in April of 2020.


For more information:






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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Ray Gross Features Fine Art Hyper-Realistic Porcelain, Life Size Harley Davidson Motorcycle At Scope Miami December 3-8, 2019

Among the International artists at Scope Art Miami, Lake Worth resident, Ray Gross, will be front and center with new fine art hyper-realistic porcelains!  You will be wowed by his newest life-size Harley Davidson motorcycle and his new Amazon boxes with motorcycle parts and art supplies!  Ray’s iconic tools, tool belts, paint tubes, and handbags will be available to brighten the walls of any home, office, or yacht.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks – like the motorcycle in progress, but to see it finished, come to Miami, at Booth C-13, right across from the VIP Lounge.  Scope Miami  is open to the public December 3- 8, 2019.





R A Y     G R O S S









S C O P E    M I A M I , 2019





Wednesday, December 4 thru Sunday, December 8

11 am – 8 pm daily

801 Ocean Drive     Miami Beach, FL 33139

(212) 268-1522






Click to hear Ray speak about his Harley Davidson motorcycle & watch him create one of the headlights:


Ray Gross’ hyper-realistic porcelain life-size Harley Davidson motorcycle in progress




Ray’s original Harley Davidson has been exhibited at the American Craft Museum in New York City, at the Norton Museum in West Palm Beach, FL, the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, and the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Boca Raton, FL.




Ray Gross’ Amazon inspired hyper-realistic porcelain boxes.  Some have motorcycle tools and others have art supplies inside


A sampling of Ray Gross’ iconic hyper-realistic porcelain tools
Ray Gross’ hyper-realistic porcelain “Art Tools As Art”



For more information: 

Ray Gross MFA
RGFA Ray GrossFineArt
T  561-951-4749
Euro 0170-5091840





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Armory Art Center Hosts 4th Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival With Juried Art Show, Live Music, Demonstrations, Food Trucks, And Activities For All Ages December 7-8

Explore the 4th Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8. Presented by the Armory Art Center it features juried local and out-of-town artists, live music, demonstrations, food trucks, and activities for all ages! Scheduled at the perfect time for holiday shopping, with over 90 tents throughout the Armory’s campus. On Saturday, visit the Open House to find out more about upcoming classes!  Festival will be held outdoors in the sculpture garden and in the parking lot.  The Rickie Report shares the details!




Armory Art Center Campus
811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL 33401



4th Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival

Saturday and Sunday, December 7 – 8, 2019

10 am to 5 pm


Armory Art Center Campus

811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL 33401


The Armory Art Center is on the south end of Howard Park within walking distance of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the Palm Beach Convention Center, Hilton West Palm Beach, and CityPlace. Join us for this exciting weekend event!


Click HERE for video!



This free festival features 90 artist from across Florida and from around the U.S. including artists working in ceramics, drawing, textiles, glass, jewelry, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed-media, and painting. There will live music, food vendors, and Armory Studio demonstrations.




Don’t miss our Saturday’s open house!





Meet Duo Terra exhibition artists Sandra Levine and Ronald Shaw in the galleries during the Festival, Saturday & Sunday from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.  A variety of live music groups will play through the weekend interspersed with Armory studio demonstrations.  



 Music Line Up:


Derek Mack Band


Saturday, December 7, 2019



10:30         Palm Beach State Jazz Ensemble I

11:30         Palm Beach State Jazz Ensemble II

12:30         Palm Beach Pipes

1:30           Palm Beach State Jazz Ensemble III

2:30           Derek Mack Band

Sunday, December 8, 2019

10:30         Les Nuages

12:00         Roaring Kelly Band

1:30           Palm Beach State College Jazztet

2:30           Orchid City Brass Band



Demonstration Schedule:





Saturday, December 7

11AM- Textiles & Fiber: Decorative Machine Quilting with Allyson Daley, Textile & Fiber Studio 

1:30PM-Ceramics: Wheel Throwing with Nikki Lau, Ceramics Studio

4PM- Painting: Oil Painting with Robyn Gibson, studio 101




Sunday, December 8


11AM- Ceramics: Raku Fire with Mark Walnock, kiln area

1:30PM- Jewelry: Casting Jewelry with Marty Hyman,  Jewelry Studio

4PM- Sculpture: Sculpting the Figure with Corran Shrimpton,  Sculpture Studio





The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 12 exhibitions are hosted throughout the year in four galleries.

For more information, visit or call 561-832-1776





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“ENDANGERED” Features Fine Art & Photography Exhibit At Pinecrest Gardens Plus Speakers, Workshops And Young Artists Community Painting Project December 4-7

The 2019 “ENDANGERED” Fine Art & Photography Exhibition Opening Reception takes place on Wednesday, December 4 with more programs through December 7. A new venue, Pinecrest Gardens, will host, showing 2D and 3D artworks by leading artists and photographers focusing on their interpretation of “ENDANGERED”.  The public is welcome to the Opening Reception, Artist Demonstrations, a Community Painting Project, Speakers, and mini-workshops. Highlighted guests includeRon Magill, Patti Ragan, Rickie Leiter, Dede Lyons, and Phoenix Marks.  Join in the celebration of wildlife by leading artists and photographers from all over the world!  The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks.  See you there!











Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2019




Fabulous Art and Photography of nature and wildlife

December 4 – 7, 2019

2  –  9 pm daily



Enjoy Miami Club Rum Cocktails & CanAPES

6 pm each evening



The Historic Entrance

Pinecrest Gardens

11000 Red Rd       Pinecrest, Florida 33156



Join us for an amazing exhibition in

Pinecrest Gardens!

We’d love to meet you!






S P E C I A L     E V E N T S:





6.30 – 7.30  pm




Ron Magill & Phantom


Ron Magill speaks!

From Butterflies to Penguins – the Beauty of Extremes in Nature


Limited seating available



4 – 7 pm


Orangutan in Tanjung Puting National Park. Borneo. Indonesia



Meet Patti Ragan

6 pm Cocktails & Update on CGA 





10 – 12.30  Young Artists Workshop

Young artists up to 19 years old are encouraged to take part in a community painting project.



1 -2 pm  Rickie Leiter shares her secrets!

Networking for Artists







2 – 2.30  Dede Lyons discusses 

Marketing Your Art: Creating your 30 second elevator pitch.  

Light refreshments




Photo by Phoenix 



5-6 pm  Intrepid nature photographer, Phoenix, presents:

How I Got That Shot!  

Limited seating available






Proceeds benefit the Center for Great Apes


Full Program of Events:




All proceeds from the exhibition support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization. The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. Please visit their website to learn more



With grateful thanks to our generous sponsors!









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Art Synergy Biblio2020/Art Palm Beach Opens International And National Call For Artists. “Biblio2020” January 31 – February 3, 2020 At Palm Beach County Convention Center

Art Synergy invites national and international artists to apply to the Call for Artists for Art Synergy Biblio2020 at Art Palm Beach.  Breaking boundaries over the past 6 years, this Art Synergy is now open to all artists!  John Cutrone, Director of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University Libraries, and partner in Lake Worth’s Convivio Bookworks, will jury the exhibit for these categories: 2D, 3D, Video/Film, Installation Art and Performance Art.  The Deadline is December 27!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges ART LOVERS to MARK your CALENDARS:  January 21 – February 3, 2020. Please note the images in this article are examples and are not Art Synergy projects.






January 31, 2020 to February 3, 2020

Palm Beach Convention Center

 650 Okeechobee Boulevard    West Palm Beach, FL


Application Dates:
NOW through December 27, 2019






All artists wishing to participate are required to submit an application to the jury and must apply via Juried Art Services.

5 Categories for Submission!






Installation Art

Performance Art*



*If you are applying in Video or Performance Art you must include still images in your application and forward actual video links to








  • The non-refundable fee for the online application is $50.

  • Three pieces may be submitted. 

  • The width of 2D art cannot exceed 48”

  • The deadline to apply is December 27, 2019






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Art Synergy is inviting national and international artists to apply to the call for artists for Art Synergy Biblio2020 at Art Palm Beach.  This will be our 7th year at this unique event and we are proud to once again be a part of it. This is the first year that the call is open internationally.






Notification Date:  January 10, 2020



The images submitted must fully reflect the work to be exhibited in the booth. An artist who works in more than one medium category, must submit an application in each category. If one application is accepted, only work in that category may be exhibited.

**All submitted 2D or hanging works must be wired and ready for hanging, loose flat work not framed (I.e. prints, photographs, etc.) will not be acceptable entries.





Each applicant may submit (1) one image of the work to be shown for consideration by the jury.

3-D art may submit 2 images (main image and detail or second view image).

A maximum of 3 artworks may be submitted in one application.

File format: JPEG only.

Images must comply with those required by Juried Art Services

If you are applying in Video or Performance Art you must include still images in your application and forward actual videos to

If your work is accepted, we request you volunteer in the booth for at least 4 hours during the shows’ days. (Applies to local artists only)




Jurors’ selections are based on the level of technical skill, quality of workmanship, and originality of design as represented in the images submitted.




Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach Exhibition is open to all professional artists. All work to be exhibited must be well conceived, expertly executed, and arrive ready to hang.

If you need a pedestal or monitor YOU MUST PROVIDE IT.

All work should reflect the individuality of the artist.

Giclee reproductions of paintings will not be accepted.

Juror, John Cutrone:

John Cutrone is Director of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University Libraries, as well as a partner in Lake Worth’s Convivio Bookworks, a book arts studio specializing in limited edition letterpress printed books and broadsides. He is the author of the Convivio Book of Days blog, which explores the quirkier side of seasonal traditions, encouraging us to live the ceremony of each day.






Art Synergy:

A non-profit organization, was fortunate to have caught the eye of the Lesters and through their auspices, the organization has received a booth at the Art Palm Beach for the past 5 years, with 2019 being the sixth Art Synergy Exhibition once again looking forward to a great exhibition.

Art Synergy has grown considerably since its inception and our volunteer staff and support has grown along with it.  The organization, run by Rolando Chang Barrero and Ilene Gruber Adams, artists and advocates, holds several meetings yearly, open to the public, where we request help from the community to work with us in everything from planning, to finance hanging the shows.  We look forward to another successful year and cannot thank the Lesters enough for the support they have shown us.







Art Synergy is the unique countywide movement of artists, business, and civic leaders committed to unifying and promoting the diverse culture of Palm Beach County’s and South Florida’s vibrant arts community. Our goal is to broaden the education and culture of our children through the arts via joint parent/child experiences.


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