Gold Coast Watercolor Society Presents 3 Day Workshop With Teresa Kirk “The Beauty Of The Mark” March 19 – 21, 2024 In Fort Lauderdale. Open To Non-Members

Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS) Presents Teresa Kirk‘s “The Beauty of the Mark” with a 3 day workshop March 19 – 21, 2024.  This is Open to Non-Members so you can get a taste of what GCWS offers.  The workshop takes place at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale.  GCWS offers monthly meetings, October through May on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.  In addition, check out their Flea Market sale of New and used art supplies!  Proceeds support their Young at Art Museum Summer Workshops.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 3  Day  Workshop  With  Teresa  Kirk:

 

 

Open  To  Non-Members

 

 

Artserve

 

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.     Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watercolor by Teresa Kirk

 

 

 

 

Students will do exercises that will help them to make their own unique marks as a surprise element for their work. 

 

 

 

Students will play with these ideas along with the possibilities that will open as they work transparently and with opaque paint in watercolor and gouache.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Iris” by Teresa Kirk

 

 

 

What  you’ll  gain:

 

This workshop will engage your intuitive creativity.

 

Demos, group discussion and constructive critiques along with painting time are a part of this workshop. 

 

You will build upon that mark making process through negative painting, color mixing and design formats.

 

 

 

MEMBERS Register Now $350

NON-MEMBERs Register Now $395

 

 

Cancellation Policy

 

$50 cancellation fee

Cancel within 1 month no refund at all or: we will apply full monies to next available workshop in current year if one available.

 If there is a waitlist for a workshop and it can be filled, we will refund monies less $25.00 administration fee.

Owner of Seat in class can sell or transfer to another student

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS) in Broward County is dedicated to advancing the art of watercolor media.

 

 

GCWS   offers:


Opportunities to learn, paint and sketch
Workshops taught by nationally recognized artists
An annual membership show
Juried shows in venues such as museums, galleries and local businesses
Paint-ins with live models
Lectures and demonstrations, showing “how it’s done” by selected artists
Non-juried group shows in local libraries and other public venues
Plein air painting opportunities

 

 

Please   Join   Us!

Meetings are held October through May on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm

ArtServe

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.     Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304

 

 

 

Visit us online at www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com

Like us on Facebook! 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Aya Fiber Studio In Stuart, FL Hosts A Weekend Of Fabulous Wearable Art, Jewelry, And Fiber Featuring Janeen Mason, Lindsay Hager, Susan Sadow, Suzanne Connors, Barbara Fugazzotto, Elissa Berger, Elizabeth Esther Kelly, Ginny Kingsley Kapner, Joanne Bianco, Danuta Rothschild, Cathy Daffinee Heeter, Diane McCarthy, And Elissa Berger Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, 2024

Aya Fiber Studio in Stuart, FL. hosts a fabulous weekend of wearable art, jewelry, and fiber on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, 2024.  The Featured Artists all create “surface designs” which explores coloring, patterning, structuring of fiber and fabric, dyeing, painting, stitching, embellishing, quilting, knitting, felting, papermaking, and printing.  You will be WOWED by the creations of Janeen Mason, Lindsay Hager, Susan Sadow, Suzanne Connors, Barbara Fugazzotto, Danuta Rothschild, Ginny Kingsley Kapner, Joanne Bianco, Cathy Daffinee Heeter, Diane McCarthy, Elizabeth Esther Kelly, and Elissa Berger!  The Rickie report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

SOUTH   FLORIDA   SURFACE   DESIGN   ASSOCIATION

TRUNK    SHOW

 

Join  Us  For  A  Weekend  Of  Fabulous:

 

 

 Wearable Art,  Jewelry, And Fiber!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, March 2    &    Sunday, March 3, 2024

 

 

 

10 am – 5 pm  daily    

Aya   Fiber   Studio  

170 NE Dixie Highway      Stuart, FL 34994

 

 

 

 

 

 

SURFACE DESIGN DEFINED:

 

 

 

Surface design is any type of artwork (pattern, illustration, hand lettering, beading, dyeing, printing on fabric etc.) made by a artist/designer that is intended to be applied to a surface to enhance its visual appearance and/or functionality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surface Design encompasses the coloring, patterning, and structuring of fiber and fabric. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This involves creative exploration of processes such as dyeing, painting, printing, stitching, embellishing, quilting, weaving, knitting, felting, and papermaking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here For more information about  South Florida Surface Design Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTISTS :

 

 

 

Lindsay Hager

Janeen Mason

Susan Sadow

Barbara Fugazzotto

Cathy Daffinee Heeter

Elizabeth Esther Kelly

Danuta Rothschild

Joanne Bianco

Diane McCarthy

Ginny Kingsley Kapner

Suzanne Connors

Elissa Berger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Aya Fiber Studio:

170 NE Dixie Hwy    Stuart, FL 34994

 

 

 

 

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

Free Admission To Artisans Of Martin County Open Studio Tour March 2 and 3, 2024. See Where The Artists Create. Free Event

The 8th Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour (MCOST) on Saturday, March 2 & Sunday, March 3, 2024 will feature over 35 artists in their studios and galleries!  Enjoy this Free event and watch the artists creating their work, interact with them, learn about how they create and see what materials they use. Some will offer refreshments and special surprises! Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the thriving arts scene in Martin County!  Meet the artists, ask questions, explore new venues and see their newest drawings, watercolors, oils, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and fiber arts that they will be displaying and selling.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARTIN      COUNTY      OPEN      STUDIO      TOUR

 

 

Saturday,  March   2   &   Sunday,  March 3,   2024  

 

 

~FREE     To     ATTEND~

 

 

10 am – 5 pm    each   day

 

 

MARTIN     COUNTY,   FL

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MAP!

 

 

 

 

MCOST.org

 

 

 

Photography by Mark Stall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Untitled painting by James J. DeMartis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Great Patience” by Patricia Pasbrig

 

 

 

 

Don’t miss this chance to discover a treasure of your own!

 

 

 

 

“Sea Dancer” by Chris Kling

 

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTISTS

 

Alex Akerberg

LauraKay Whiticar-Darvill

Curt Whiticar

James J. DeMartis

Glen Allen

Suzan Allen

Barbara Bucci

Deborah Bottorff

Cynthia Cooper

Chris Kling

Ed Douglas

Patricia Reagan

Judi LeBlanc

Glenda Skarie

Raymond Reiland

Lanette Janelle-North

Dinija Berkien

Carolyn Walsh

Mallo Bisset

Dot Galfond

Tepa Charles

Abigale Stachowski

Patricia Pasbrig

Sue Klahne

Margarita Nielsen-Palacios

Maria Miele

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Martha Quigley

Michaelann Bellerjeau

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Renee Keil

Eduardo Gomez

Kimberly Beltrame

Mark Stall

Mary Mirabito

Sally Browning Pearson

Caryl Pomales

 

 

 

 

For more information about the Open Studio Tour, events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Division of Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palm Beach Watercolor Society Announces Two Art Exhibits, Calls For Artists, Two-Day Workshop With Liz Walker, And The Spring Luncheon Plus Live Model Paint-Ins And Meetings. Join In the Fun And Learning Of This Vibrant Group!

Palm Beach Watercolor Society is totally immersed in all forms of water media!  Visit two exciting art exhibits Harbor Chase in Wellington on Feb.22 to buy a painting for your sweetheart and Harbor Chase in Boynton Beach on March 22; Members can Apply to a juried art show being held at the BRIC in Boca Raton ( deadline is April 7, 2024), sign up for a two-day workshop with Liz Walker ( March 15 & 16, 2024 via Zoom), and don’t miss the Spring Luncheon (March 8).  The Rickie Report shares ALL of this information and while these events are open to non-members, we suggest that you become a member of this vibrant art group now!  Artists do not have to reside in Palm Beach County to join!

 

 

 

www.palmbeachwatercolorsociety.com

 

 

 

PALM    BEACH    WATERCOLOR    SOCIETY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harbor  Chase  Of  Boynton  Beach:  Deadline to enter Wednesday, March 13th

palmbeachwatercolorsociety.com

 

 

 

 

Harbor  Chase  of  Boynton  Beach — Friday, March 22,2024

3 – 6 pm

11810 S. Military Trail    Boynton Beach, FL 33436

PUBLIC  IS  WELCOME:  PLEASE  RSVP   (561) 770-1350

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR  APPLICATION:  palmbeachwatercolorsociety.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Member payment link ——-https://swipesimple.com/links/lnk_3959879b

Non Member Payment link—- https://swipesimple.com/links/lnk_4d2d2631

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members $250 ~ Non Members $300

REGISTER & PAY ONLINE USING THESE QUICK LINKS:

Members https://swipesimple.com/links/lnk_d440f9bc

Non Members https://swipesimple.com/links/lnk_5e16249a

A deposit can be made on the website www.palmbeachwatercolorsociety.com under Workshops, Deposit

OR  TO REGISTER  BY  MAIL  AND  PAY  BY  CHECK:

Make the check out to PBWS and mail to:  PBWS c/o  Hali Layton  12 Briarcliffe Lane  Glen Cove, NY 11542  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To pay by credit card: Go to the Paint-ins Page at www.palmbeachwatercolorsociety.com

To pay by check: Please mail your checks made payable to PBWS and send to:

PBWS c/o  Hali Layton 12 Briarcliffe Lane  Glen Cove, New York 11542

OR call Mary Martinez (561) 704-0902 or (561) 736-7619 for more information or email Adrienne Walker pbws2021@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Email: pbws2021@gmail.com

 

palmbeachwatercolorsociety.com

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Be Philanthropic, Have Fun, And Vote For Your Favorite At “ART WARS: A Fusion Of Art And Philanthropy” On Saturday February 17 At HATCH 1121 In Downtown Lake Worth. Admission Is Free

Emmanuel Gonzales, a renowned local artist in South Florida, curates “ART WARS:  A Fusion of Art and Philanthropy” on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at HATCH 1121 located in downtown Lake Worth, FL. The main highlight of ART WARS is an exhilarating live painting competition between 15 exceptionally gifted artists! There will be food, music, more art than you can imagine, and you can enjoy yourself while helping out the community by showing up!  This event is FREE to attend! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of artwork of Curator, Artist, Emmanuel Gonzales.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, February 17, 2024

6 – 10 pm

AT

HATCH 1121

1121 Lucerne Ave.  Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 

 

 

 

 

F R E E             A D M I S S I O N

 

 

 

With a degree in Fine Arts from Palm Beach Atlantic College, Emmanuel has made a strong impact on the art scene. His unique style combines collage, pencil, acrylic, stencils, and oils to create detailed and vibrant artwork that captures movement and energy. Emmanuel has organized live painting performances at prestigious venues like the W Hotel and Rosemary Square in West Palm Beach. You can explore Emmanuel’s art on his website, social media, galleries, showrooms, public spaces, and in the homes of celebrity patrons and art enthusiasts worldwide.

 

 

 

 

 

Art by Emmanuel Gonzales

 

 

 

ART WARS is an extraordinary philanthropic event that seamlessly blends the worlds of art and altruism, providing immense support to the local art community. This event promises an unforgettable evening filled with delightful experiences, including scrumptious food from Curbside Gourmet and Twisted Smoke BBQ food trucks. The soundscape will be provided by “Brady Beats and the Token Girl” from West Palm Beach, Florida.

 

 

 

The Artistic Battle: Live Painting Competition

 

 

 

 

The main highlight of ART WARS is an exhilarating live painting competition.

Fifteen exceptionally gifted artists from South Florida will have four hours to create a masterpiece using their preferred materials.

 

 

 

The participating artists include:

 

 

 

 

 

Steph Stinchcomb
Hilary Mangel
Anastasia Sultzer
Melissa Mastrangelo-Diaz
Renata Rodrigues
Manzi Liu
Pablo Hernandez
Brent Bludworth
Sami Makela
Daniel Echeverry
Alejandro Enriquez
Ali Aliscio
Nicole Galluccio
Jose Gadi
Kevin Goff
Gregory Dirr
Emmanuel Gonzales

 

Vote for Your Favorite Creation

 

If you have any burning questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Emmanuel Gonzales:  emmanuelart@gmail.com

We’re here to help!

 

 

 

Emmanuel Gonzales is an artist in South Florida. Since graduating from Palm Beach Atlantic College in 2001 with a degree in Fine Arts, he has made a strong impact on the scene.  He combines collage, pencil, acrylic, stencils, and oils in his unique style. His artwork is detailed and vibrant, capturing movement and energy. He explores the past and present through realism and portraiture, focusing on American icons as fragments in a larger patchwork. Emmanuel is also known for live painting performances at notable venues, including the W Hotel and Rosemary Square in West Palm Beach. He organizes ART WARS, an event where artists compete head-to-head. Emmanuel’s art can be found on his website, social media, galleries, showrooms, public spaces, and in the homes of celebrity patrons and art enthusiasts worldwide.

 

 

For more information about this event and about Emmanuel Gonzales’ artwork:

 

 

Emmanuel Gonzales

Fine Artist-Illustrator

www.emmanuelART.com

www.facebook.com/Artbyemmanuel

www.instagram.com/artbyemmanuel

 

 

 

 

ABOUT OUR EVENT SPACE

HATCH 1121, an exhilarating exhibition space that has undergone a stunning transformation in the heart of Lake Worth’s vibrant Art’s Overlay District. Nestled at the epicenter where the FEC railroad tracks meet Lucerne Avenue, this newly renovated gem is operated by the esteemed LULA Lake Worth Arts. Prepare to be captivated by the awe-inspiring mural adorning its walls, aptly named “the Great Wall of Artists.” Serving as a dynamic hub, HATCH 1121 unites the community through a tapestry of culture and the arts. This extraordinary venue owes its remarkable revival to a prestigious cultural facilities grant bestowed by the illustrious State of Florida’s Department of Cultural Affairs. Get ready to be blown away by HATCH 1121, where creativity knows no bounds!

 

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

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

 

Martin Artisans Guild Open Studio Tour 2024 Kicks Off With Preview Exhibit At Elliott Museum On Thursday, February 15, 2024. Save The March 2 & 3 For The Open Studio Tour

The Martin Artisans Guild and The Elliott Museum invite you to the 8th annual Preview Exhibit for the Martin County Open Studio Tour on Thursday, February 15.  The Opening Reception, featuring the art of  37 artists will have live music, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The artists of the 2024 tour will be on hand to talk about their work and encourage you to visit their Open Studios from 10 am to 5 pm on March 2 and March 3!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This exhibit will be available from February 15 – end February 2024.

 

 

 

825 NE Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tour   Preview   2024

Thursday, February 15, 2024

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

 

Join us for this exciting preview of the work of the talented artists of the Martin Artisans Guild who will be participating in the area’s premier art event – the 2024 Martin County Open Studio Tour! See the artists’ work to help you decide which studios you want to visit.

 

 

Sculpture by Eduardo Gomez

 

 

FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE STUDIO TOUR:

https://martinartisansguild.org/mcost-details

 

 

 

 

 

One of a Kind Wearable Art by Glenda Skarie

 

 

 

As you walk through this wonderful museum’s galleries, enjoy the live music, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Meet the artists who will be participating in the upcoming Martin County Open Studio Tour, browse and buy original works of art including paintings, photography, sculpture, pastels, art-to-wear, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, unique glass works, and much more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Storm on the Hammock” by Margarita Nielsen-Palacios

 

 

 

 

Once a year, the best artists in Martin County open their studios to the public and give you the opportunity to see the creative process in person!  We will provide a map to the artists’ studios, and you can visit as many of them as you would like. At the studios, you will be able to watch the artists creating their work, interact with them, learn about how they create and see their setup and materials. Some of the studios will be offering refreshments and special surprises. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the thriving arts scene in Martin County!

 

 

 

Original Ceramics by Carolyn Walsh

 

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTISTS

 

Alex Akerberg

LauraKay Whiticar-Darvill

Curt Whiticar

James J. DeMartis

Glen Allen

Suzan Allen

Barbara Bucci

Deborah Bottorff

Cynthia Cooper

Chris Kling

Ed Douglas

Patricia Reagan

Judi LeBlanc

Glenda Skarie

Raymond Reiland

Lanette Janelle-North

Dinija Berkien

Carolyn Walsh

Mallo Bisset

Dot Galfond

Tepa Charles

Abigale Stachowski

Patricia Pasbrig

Sue Klahne

Margarita Nielsen-Palacios

Maria Miele

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Martha Quigley

Michaelann Bellerjeau

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Renee Keil

Eduardo Gomez

Kimberly Beltrame

Mark Stall

Mary Mirabito

Sally Browning Pearson

Caryl Pomales

 

 

 

 

For more information about the Open Studio Tour, events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Division of Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ArtsFest 2024 Returns To Downtown Stuart Saturday, February 10 And Sunday, February 11 With Art, Craft, Family Activities, CHOPPED, Live Theater, A Poetry Slam And More

ArtsFest 2024 returns on Saturday, February 10 and Sunday, February 11, 2024 at Memorial Park in Downtown Stuart. This Martin Arts event features a variety of visual artists, musicians, singers, CHOPPED Competition, live theatrical presentations  and a poetry slam.  Tickets at the gate are $5 for adults; students 18 and under free.  Volunteers are needed, so sign up and enjoy special perks! The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 

MartinArts.org or call 772-287-6676

ArtsFest is traveling back to its traditional location: 

Memorial Park and along East Ocean Boulevard  

HOURS:  10 am – 5 pm  Both Days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Named one of the area’s Top 20 Events by the Southeast Tourism Society!

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t miss this ever-evolving event!

 

 

 

“We always aim to surprise and delight guests who attend Artsfest, and this year will be no different,” said Nancy Turrell, CEO of MartinArts Foundation. “ArtsFest is truly an extension of the expansive arts community we have on the Treasure Coast, and we love this opportunity to highlight their accomplishments.”

 

 

FIND    A    TURTLE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The beloved pre-ArtsFest scavenger hunt for glass turtles, made by Dot Galfond and included as a part of the Office of Tourism’s “Arts & Culture Trail” may get you a free entry or a VIP package

 

 

ArtsFest’s favorite CHOPPED takes place during the day on Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

Watch talented students and professional artists create outstanding chalk art that is a part of a grant from the State of Florida, Division of Arts & Culture to bring new art educational experiences to middle school students, which expands MartinArts programming into this vital age range. Schools and community groups will compete for awards for works that will being created on Saturday morning and judged on Sunday afternoon.

 

 

 

 

Sunday will feature “Art Speaks,” in which a dozen-plus in-person competitors will be vying for the best-spoken word poetry award. Judges will be selected from the audience. Spoken word poet Stella B will organize the day’s activities and liven up the day. Registration is filled, but a wait list is being maintained.

 

 

What is a poetry slam?

 

 

Think of a slam as a live poetry competition. Like an open mic, people perform their work to an audience. However, in a slam, there is a competitive element – invited judges (usually people who are not used to seeing a slam) score readers on how well a poem is written and delivered, with the top scorers going through to the next round.  In this slam, there will be three rounds: the first round is open to all poets (12-15). However, in the second round, 8 people get through (the top 8 scorers as determined by the judges), and 4 through to the third and final round. Each read a new poem each round to determine who will be Slam Champion!

 

 

 

 

Volunteers are the only way ArtsFest happens each and every year. The team planning the event is driven by volunteers. During the weekend, more than 100 people serve in roles that would have salaries of tens of thousands of dollars. Simply put, ArtsFest wouldn’t happen without volunteers. Find out what jobs and time slots are available at ArtsFestStuart.org and sign up today.

 

 

 

 

MartinArts is the designated local arts agency for Martin County. MartinArts provides services to visual and performing artists, arts organizations, students and the public while striving to instill a passion for and participation in the arts.

 

For more information: 

772-287-6676   or visit   www.martinarts.org.

 

MartinArts is sponsored in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Stuart, Martin County Board of County Commissioners as well as corporate and private contributions.

 

 

 

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

Gold Coast Watercolor Society Announces 3 Day Workshop With Donne Bitner. Learn How To Use Acrylic Paint Like Watercolor February 20-22, 2024. Non Members Are Welcome To Register

Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS) Presents Donne Bitner‘s “Acrylic Exploration – Using Acrylic Like Watercolor” with a 3 day workshop February 20-22, 2024. This is Open to Non-Members so you can get a taste of what GCWS offers.  The workshop takes place at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale.  GCWS offers monthly meetings, October through May on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.  In addition, check out their Flea Market sale of New and used art supplies!  Proceeds support their Young at Art Museum Summer Workshops.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Day Workshop With Donne Bitner:

 

Learn  How  To  Use  Acrylic  Paint  Like  Watercolor  

 

 

February 20-22, 2024  

 

 

 

 

 

Open  To  Non-Members

 

 

Artserve

 

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.     Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304

 

 

 

 

 

MEMBERS  REGISTER               NON-MEMBER REGISTER 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cancellation Policy

  • $50 cancellation fee

  • Cancel within 1 month no refund at all or: we will apply full monies to next available workshop in current year if one available.

  •  If there is a waitlist for a workshop and it can be filled, we will refund monies less $25.00 administration fee.

  • Owner of Seat in class can sell or transfer to another student

 

 

 

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS) in Broward County is dedicated to advancing the art of watercolor media.

 

 

GCWS   offers:


Opportunities to learn, paint and sketch
Workshops taught by nationally recognized artists
An annual membership show
Juried shows in venues such as museums, galleries and local businesses
Paint-ins with live models
Lectures and demonstrations, showing “how it’s done” by selected artists
Non-juried group shows in local libraries and other public venues
Plein air painting opportunities

 

 

Please   Join   Us!

Meetings are held October through May on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm

ArtServe

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.     Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304

 

 

 

Visit us online at www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com

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Kianga Jinaki and Barbara Cheives Are Featured At “Quilting In Paradise” Vendor Boutique February 2 And 3rd At MidFlorida Credit Union Event Center Port St Lucie FL

The Port St. Lucie Crazy Quilters’ “Quilting in Paradise” will feature vendors, workshops, networking with other fabric lovers, judged quilts, a silent auction, and a quilt appraiser!  Two days of fabric fun on Friday, February 2 through Saturday, February 3, 2024 take place at the MidFlorida Credit Union Event Center in Port St. Lucie, FL.  This biennial show features two fabric artists, Kianga Jinaki and Barbara Cheives, who will WOW YOU with their creations and a vast variety of fabrics, embellishments, and kits to purchase.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

SHOW HOURS:

Friday, February 2, 2024

Saturday, February 3,2024

HOURS    BOTH DAYS:  9 AM   –   4 PM  

 

 

Admission is $10 a day  or $15 for both days 

For more information: www.pslcrazyquilters.com

Or email quiltinginparadise@gmail.com

 

Mid-Florida Credit Union Event Center

9221 SE Event Center Place     Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

 

 

KIANGA    ART    and   AFRASIA

 

 

 

 

 

Two   Big   Days   of   Fabric   Fun!

Booths  6  and  7

Stop  by  and  see  us!

 

 

 

Kianga Jinaki is a fiber artist who creates quilts, dolls and mixed-media works that honor Black life and culture. Her works have been been exhibited both nationally and internationally since 1991. Ms Jinaki is a 2022 recipient of the Artist Innovation Fellowship presented by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Florida. A teaching artist, Kianga has worked with The Norton Museum, Spady  museum, the African American Resource Library & Cultural Center, and  the Palm Beach & Broward County Library Systems providing artistic/cultural programs for the communities they serve. 

 

 

 

Close-Up of Quilt by Kianga Jinaki

 

 

 

 

 

Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Kianga holds a B. S. Degree in Community Mental Health from Morgan State University. A licensed massage therapist for 22 years and a yoga teacher for 11 years. She is the mother of 4 adult children, and has  been a resident of  South Florida for more than 30 years. One of her greatest joys as an artist is working with community members to tap into their own creative rhythm. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kianga Jinaki Offers a Wide Array of Merchandise

 

 

 

 

Kianga Jinaki is a visual storyteller. Her multi-dimensional work reflects her life and African cultural traditions learned through travel and personal study. She creates her own textiles using African cloth by painting, stamping, dying, or sun printing. Over 50% of her work is done by hand.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilt created by Kianga Jinaki

 

 

Kianga Jinaki’s multi-dimensional fabric art reflects her life and African cultural traditions she learned through travel and personal study. She tells The Rickie Report, “Textiles come with their own stories. I am adding my own voice. I speak with cloth”.

 

 

 

 

Quilting Cruise to Hawaii led by Kianga Jinaki

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Kianga’s  fabric creations, classes, or workshops:

kiangaart.com

https://www.instagram.com/kianga_art/

www.facebook.com/KiangaArt/

Email:  Info@kiangaart.com

(561) 503-9504

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm      Saturday: 10 am – 3 pm     Sunday: Closed

 

 

 

 

 

Pillow and Scarf by Barbara Cheives

 

 

 

Barbara Cheives is the President and CEO of Converge & Associates Consulting.  Converge specializes in diversity, equity and inclusion consulting, employee relations, community engagement and cultural competency training.  Barbara’s consulting expertise includes government entities; law enforcement and public safety; not for profit organizations; media; education; and corporations.

 

 

 

Crane Wall Hanging by Barbara Cheives

 

 

Barbara served as the first Executive Director of Toward A More Perfect Union in Palm Beach County, Florida – a non-profit initiative addressing the critical impact of race and ethnicity in a diverse community. She has planned and executed county wide community engagement and community dialogue projects with difficult to reach communities for the YWCA, Children’s Home Society and Community Partners of South Florida and statewide for the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services and the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice.

 

 

Pillows by Barbara Cheives

 

 

She serves on the board of The Lord’s Place (Palm Beach County’s premier agency serving the homeless) St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach; Sustainable Connexions in the United States and Ghana; and the Task Force for Police Accountability for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She is Past President of National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. West Palm Beach Chapter, and an alumna of Leadership Palm Beach County, from the Class of 2002.

 

 

 

 

Handmade Notecards by Barbara Cheives

Barbara tells The Rickie Report, “Afrasia is a unique marriage of cultures preserving vintage Japanese Kimono and Obi blended with modern African fabric, trims, beads, and “found” items. Over the years I’ve developed an appreciation for the garments, art and culture of Japan.  I also have a natural affinity for the African culture. By day, as a consultant I work to bridge the gap between cultures.  I continue that work through my art.  As a Fiber Artist, my one of a kind wearable and decorative art represents a harmonious blend of cultures and “Multi-Cultural Recycling.”

 

 

 

 

For more information about Barbara’s consulting, workshops, and art:

 

 

Barbara I. Cheives

Converge & Associates Consulting

1709 Florida Avenue #201    West Palm Beach, FL  33401

www.convergeandassociates.com

Office – 561.689.2428      Cell – 561-351-6864

www.convergeandassociates.com

 

 

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Walter O’Neill’s SOLO Exhibit, “Gardens Of Ceramic Delights” Opens At Bailey Contemporary Art Center (BaCa) On January 5, 2024. Add To Walter’s Creative Adventure By Adding Your Own Hands-On Clay Forms To His Unfinished Sculptures

Walter O’Neill‘s SOLO Exhibit, “Gardens of Ceramic Delights” at the Bailey Contemporary Art Center (BaCa) in Pompano Beach, FL will include hands-on participation during the Opening Reception on Friday, January 5, 2024.  What an opportunity to add to this master sculptor’s creations!  As the current ceramic artist-in-residence, Walter’s exhibit will be available through January 27, 2024.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

 

 

 

Friday, January 5, 2024

 

 

 

6 – 9 pm

 

 

 

At the Opening Reception, visitors are invited to participate in creating Walter’s sculpture.

 

 

 

A few sculptures on exhibit will be unfinished so that visitors can form something in clay and add it to the sculpture.

 

 

 

On exhibit January 5 to January 27, 2024 

 

 

 

Close-up of one of Walter O’Neill’s sculptures

 

 

When Walter O’Neill moved from New York City to South Florida in 2013 to become the Director of the Boca Museum Art School he decided to re-charge his own artistic practice by exploring a different medium. He now is a full-time clay sculptor. (He had been known as a painter with an expertise in fresco painting.)

 

 

 

“Appearance” by Walter O’Neill

 

 

As the current ceramic artist-in-residence at Bailey Contemporary Art, BaCA, in Pompano Beach he will be exhibiting his ceramic sculptures in a Solo exhibition in the West Gallery at Bailey Contemporary Art.  Walter’s abstract sculptures intermingle aspects of landscape and sea-life with forms that seem related to body organs.

 

 

Throughout his career Walter has juggled his studio art practice with day- jobs teaching, and managing alternative and community-based art programs. In this exhibit he is taking the opportunity to integrate his parallel pursuits as artist and educator by offering visitors to participate.

 

 

 

 

 

“Congree” Group of sculptures by Walter O’Neill

 

 

 

 

In 2023, he received an Artist Support Grant from Broward County Cultural Division to mount a two person exhibit of ceramics by O’Neill and Wayne Pelke at The Deerfield Beach Historical Society and Museum. Inspiring others to explore the beauty of ceramics, O’Neil teaches clay sculpture in the adult evening program at Northeast Community Art School in Oakland Park.

 

For more information visit, www.pompanobeacharts.org or call 954-545-7800

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts is located at 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

www.baileyarts.org

 

 

For more information about Walter O’Neill:

www.walteroneill.com

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