Palm Room Room Art Gallery & Boutique Features Artists Talk On Wednesday, June 7, 2023 In Stuart. Meet The Artists, Enjoy The Exhibit, Shop The Boutique

The Martin Artisans Guild invites you to “Tropical Temptations” an exhibit at The Palm Room Art Gallery and Artisans Boutique located in Stuart’s Harbour Bay Plaza. Get to know the people behind the art on Wednesday, June 7, at a “Meet the Artists” event.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.






Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique


“Tropical      Temptations”


Wednesday June 7

4-6 PM  

Fabulous Hors d’oeuvres




Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm






 3746 SE Ocean Blvd.  Stuart, FL

 Sewall’s Point in Harbour Bay Plaza (east end of the Plaza, near Stringers Tavern & Oyster Bar)





The    Talented    Artists :



  • Billie Jo Thomson

  • Caryl Pomales

  • Dot Galfond

  • Glen Allen

  • James J. DeMartis

  • Jane Lawton Baldridge

  • Janis Clary “O”

  • Kimberly D Beltrame

  • Lynn Morgan

  • Mallo Bisset

  • Suzan Allen



For more information, visit



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Judi & Allan Schuman Museum Gallery Showcases Exhibit “Collaboration & Diversity” Featuring Ann Schwartz’ And Don Schwartz’ Mixed Media, Collage, And Wildlife Photography At Levis JCC In Boca Raton. Opening Reception Is Sunday, June 4, 2023

The Judi & Allan Schuman Museum Gallery at the Adolph & Rose Levis JCC in Boca Raton, FL will feature an artistic duo with “Collaboration & Diversity”.  Artists, Ann Schwartz and Don Schwartz keep creativity as a central part of their lives.  We are the lucky ones because this multi-talented couple share their artistry with us!  This exhibit showcases Ann’s Mixed Media and Collage as well as Don’s Wildlife Photography!   The Opening Reception takes place on Sunday, June 4, 2023 and the public is invited to visit the Gallery during regular JCC hours.  Please RSVP to this Free event. The Rickie Report shares the details and some wonder-filled sneak peeks!









21050 95th Avenue S., Boca Raton, FL















SUNDAY,  JUNE 4, 2023

1  –  3   PM


Admission and Parking Is Free


 Please RSVP: 561.558.2520






“It’s Summertime” by Ann Schwartz



Ann Schwartz tells The Rickie Report, “I received my B.A. from the University of Florida. I married and moved to New Jersey to teach, I was always painting and exhibiting my art in my free time. My husband, Don, and I moved back to Florida in 1997. I joined Women in The Visual Arts to meet other artists and became involved immediately on the Board. I worked my way up to become President for several years, as well as Exhibition Chair. I was also on the Board of the Boca Raton Museum of Art’s Artist Guild and served as interim-President”.




In 2003, Ann became a Destination Lecturer on ancient and contemporary art on cruise ships, and conducted hands-on art and design workshops on over 95 sailings.  She shares, “I balanced selling homes, exhibiting and selling art and winning awards, and doing over 450 lectures and workshops for 17 years until Covid put me at lockdown. I made one of my guest rooms an art studio and began to create acrylic collages by cutting up magazine papers with tiny scissors and a magnifying light”.




Ann has participated in over 100 group exhibitions, and was delighted to win “First Place” for her collage “Contemplation” at the Lighthouse Center for the Arts in their exhibit “The Art of 16 Associations”. She tells us, ” I am most proud of the three exhibitions I did as collaborations with my husband who took up photography when he retired. We were selected to represent the United States at the Farindola International Art Festival in Italy with 8 other artists from around the world. I conducted collage workshops with the children even though they spoke very little English, and I a little Italian. We managed to succeed.  I was also selected as a member of the National Association Of Women Artists and belong to the Florida Chapter”.





“Dance of Dreams” by Ann Schwartz





“I thank my husband of 58 years who always supported my efforts and the changes in my art world, who carried my work to exhibitions, mounted my sculptures, photographed and framed my art, and applauded my success every time I won an award or sold an artwork! I am delighted my art can be found in collections in England, Italy, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Missouri and Florida.  I am pleased once again to do an exhibit with my husband, Don, and show the art and photos that we created over the past several years”.





“Barrel Owls” by Don Schwartz





Don Schwartz was born in Brooklyn.  He created and assembled counting and measuring instruments for the textile, carpet, wire and ribbon industries for Trumeter Company for 49.5 years.  He tells The Rickie Report, “Since happily retiring nearly 13 years ago, I have been enjoying working on various projects.   I have always worked with wood starting with building a rotating louvered wall in our studio apartment when just married almost 59 years ago.  When my wife Ann and I moved to our first home in New Jersey, I even built an enclosed deck.  After I discovered a supplier of exotic woods I began to create wooden clocks for gifts to family, then building tables, and other objects.  I also made computer desks designed as sports themes for my grandsons with baseball bats for legs. I starting working on creating wooden guitar sculptures even though they don’t play music”. 



Don is a member of the Palm Beach County Wood Turners. He shares, “It’s fun to work in wood. Think about what you are going to do twice, and cut once.  When we ran out of space in the house, I started creating people playing musical instruments, even a string quartet, out of PVC plumbing pipes that could go outside”.





“Pelicans , Reflections” by Don Schwartz




When Covid hit, Don concentrated on his photography with a Canon point and shoot camera.  “I spent my days at Loxahatchee National Refuge, Green Cay and Wakodahatchee Wetlands observing the wildlife. It was a great pleasure watching for baby alligators, owlets, and even raccoons”.





For more information about this exhibit, please visit:




To learn more about Ann’s artistic journey, enjoy this video   




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Gallery 14 Presents “Crystal Jubilee 15th Anniversary Celebration” With Summer Gallery Hours And First Friday Gallery Strolls On June 2, July 7, August 4, And September 1.

Gallery 14 continues their celebratory15th Anniversary Season with a 4-month summer show, “CRYSTAL JUBILEE INVITATIONAL: A Special Anniversary Celebration.  This exhibit runs from June 1st through September 2nd, and will have four receptions: June 2, July 7, August 4 and September 1, all in tandem with the summer First Friday Gallery Strolls.  Gallery 14 delights in bringing you this highly competitive juried summer exhibit, featuring work by artists near and far who have been inspired to creatively interpret the Crystal Jubilee theme.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!





1911 14th Avenue    Vero Beach, FL. 

Phone: 772 562-5525.  Visit:





Gallery  14   Presents





15th  Anniversary   Celebration”

Summer  of  2023  Juried  Exhibit










  FRIDAYS: June 2 – July 7 – August 4 – September 1



5 – 8  PM





 “Fascinator Sculpture” by Anita Prentice and Ginny Piech Street








11-4  Thursday/Friday;    11-3 Sat;   or   by   APPOINTMENT



Closed August and September except for the First Friday Gallery Strolls AND open by appointment.

Phone 772-562-5525



Visit, ,on Facebook and Instagram.





“From The Heart” by Lynn Morgan





Gallery 14 delights in bringing you this highly competitive juried summer exhibit, featuring work by artists near and far who have been inspired to creatively interpret the Crystal Jubilee theme. 





“Cascade in Glass” by Dot Galfond






Gallery 14 proudly celebrates fifteen years as a notable presence in the Historic Downtown Arts District of Vero Beach, Florida. Owned and operated by eight artists, the gallery exhibits work of distinguished emerging artists as well as those already established in the region and beyond.






“The Magic Bus” by Caroline Frederickson



Gallery 14 offers an exceptional selection of art in oil, acrylic, watercolor, collage, mixed media, jewelry, sculpture and photography. We encourage your thoughts on art in the modern world. We offer you a place to visit that will awaken your inner creativity and give you the experience of finding your individual tastes.








Jane Baldridge

Jen Berlin

Deborah Bottorff

May Brandt

Judy Burgarella

Judy Caldwell

Muci Clemens

Allie Comer

Came De Mario

Melanie Denison

Reed Dixon

Suzanne Fox

Caroline Frederiksen

Dot Galfond

Elise Geary

Carla Golembe

Mitch Gubnitsky

Dorothy Hudson

Jessica Karam

Amanda Leshko

Mia Lindberg

Ellen Lindner

Stephanie Lovallo

Pam Maschal

Gary Michaels

Susan Miller

Lynn Morgan

Nannette Nielson

Ginny Piech Street

Caryl Pomales

Anita Prentice

Susan Rienzo

Michael Robinson

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Esta Rubin

Mark San Souci

Carol Staub

Janet Kipp Tribus

Jennifer Wallens

Quentin Walter

Chet S Wanciewicz

Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill

Mark Wygonik

Jinhyu Xu

Marcella Zanetti

Jo ZaZa





Featured  throughout  the  year  at  Gallery  14:

Edgardo Abello

Lila Blakeslee

Barbara du Pont

Barbara Landry

Mary Ann Hall

George Pillorgé

Deborah Morrell Polackwich

Dorothy Napp Schindel

Walford Campbell

Joan Earnhart

Terry Green

Viola Pace Knudsen

Mia Lindberg

Francis Mesaros

Michael Robinson

Carol Staub

Artist-sales associate Jo Zaza    








Open summer hours: June and July:  Thurs/Friday 11-4pm and Sat 11-3pm.  Closed August and September except for the First Friday Gallery Strolls AND open by appointment. Phone 772-562-5525. Visit us at, as well as on Facebook and Instagram.




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





For more details please call  :772 562-5525

or Email:



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Susan S. Buzzi’s “The Kindness Project” Multigenerational And Multidisciplinary Exhibit Opens At Tamarac Community Center On Saturday, May 27

Susan S. Buzzi of Tamarac, FL received an Individual Artist Grant from The Broward County Cultural Division to present “The Kindness Project”.  She and Dr. Jeff Pickens held an  intergenerational and multi-disciplinary community workshop, resulting in an art exhibit opening at the Tamarac Community Center on Saturday, May 27, 2023. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.



“T h e      K i n d n e s s      P r o j e c t”








Opening   Reception:  

Saturday, May 27, 2023  

3:00 pm     Free admission





Tamarac   Community   Center

8601  W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL. 

For information please call (954) 597-3620









The goal of “The Kindness Project” is to promote wellness, mindfulness and empathy through art in Broward’s diverse communities 




Dr. Jeff Pickens, Commissioner Elvin Villalobos, District 3 of Tamarac, Susan S. Buzzi



Susan S. Buzzi tells The Rickie Report, ” My initial thoughts for this grant proposal first emerged, I suppose, sometime late in 2021 while I was completing an article for publication for the COVID Chronicles and also beginning a photo documentary “Looking Back – Moving Forward”. Ironically, amidst the health crisis and chaos, came focus and strength for me as I navigated the anxiety, economic challenges, sadness and media-driven hysteria we all faced”.







Buzzi goes on to explain, “The unnatural isolation transformed itself into an unexpected camaraderie through zoom meetings and classes; hence, the birth of the “The Kindness Project”.  The article, my documentary and this programming concentrates entirely on the absolute need for compassion, empathy and kindness in our world today.  The concept is so simple; yet essential to survive and thrive”. 








The word clouds are comprised of responses from 4 age groups in the community when asked in an anonymous survey, “How do you describe kindness?”.  The results are interesting, similar in some cases, but above all, optimistic!




Word cloud by participants in workshop ages 16 – 20





As most now function in some form of normalcy post Pandemic, the impact, unfortunately, still lingers for some – both physically and psychologically.  Connecting with one another has become so important – for everyone … and it is certainly a pleasure for Buzzi to present this programming in her city of Tamarac and with her mentor Dr. Jeff Pickens during National Mental Health Awareness Month. 








The exhibition will feature between 50 – 55 pieces completed by participants in the community workshop, Buzzi’s students at Atlantis Academy and her own artworks. 






Buzzi tells The Rickie Report, “I am so very proud of my students’ efforts and am hopeful that we can all learn to inspire each other, be present and be kind”.  



The bottom line – kindness never goes out of style and we can always share a smile!




For information about this event please call (954) 597-3620.






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Delray Beach Development Authority (DDA)Announces Immersive Exhibit “The World Of Water” At Cornell Art Museum. Open Now Through Sunday, June 25, 2023. Admission Is Free

The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) announces a new immersive exhibition at the Cornell Art Museum.The World of WATER” features 20 South Florida artists with 40 pieces of artwork and explores an artistic interpretation of mankind’s connection to water, touching on the environment, conservation and sustainability. The Exhibit is OPEN NOW through Sunday, June 25, 2023 and admission is Free.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.













Cornell Art Museum

51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444




Free Admission

On view NOW –  Sunday, June 25, 2023



“Bent Pipe Obstruction”by KX2 (Dana Kleinman and Ruth Avra)





This special immersive exhibition was curated by the DDA’s Cultural Arts Director, Marusca Gatto, in collaboration with Debby Coles-Dobay of Art Moves PB.




“Red” by Alicja Kabat





M E E T      T H E       A R T I S T S:











Besides “The World of WATER,” the Cornell Art Museum showcases the Surfing Florida Exhibition (through June 25, 2023), which highlights all of Florida’s rich surfing history through rare archive photographs, historic surfboards and curated local artwork.







“Chesapeake Blue 2018” Hot blown glass and metal by Eli Cecil




A total of 40 pieces featuring textural elements in mixed media sculpture, installations, glass, digital and film photography, oil and watercolor paintings.








“Time for Reflection” by Andre Lopez Bermudez 

Sound Design by Fort Lauderdale’s Multidisciplinary artist Dave Rosenthal, founder of Desire Media Productions, invites guests to linger and hear the sound of water in an immersive experience.

About Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA)

The DDA team is responsible for curating exhibitions, programs and events for the Cornell Art Museum and all other Old School Square campus facilities.  The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was established in 1971 with a mission to grow, strengthen, and enhance the economic vitality of Downtown Delray Beach. As an autonomous agency of the City, the Delray Beach DDA advocates, facilitates, plans, and executes business development, fosters business relations, helps with the planning of public and private projects, and markets the downtown district. The DDA is located at 350 SE 1st Street, Delray Beach, FL.

Learn more at

Follow updates on social media:

@DowntownDelray and @DelrayOldSchoolSquare

Cornell Art Museum: 561-654-2220

The DDA can be reached:  561-243-1077





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Kimberly Perry Is Taking The Art Gallery Experience To New Levels With Posh Design Studio In Delray Beach FL

Kimberly Perry’s foresight has created a gallery “go to” in the Delray Beach and Boca Raton area, when she opened POSH during the COVID pandemic!  As other galleries around the country closed, she not only opened a new one, engaged emerging artists and national artists, but thrived to expand to a larger space which is open 7 days a week.  The Rickie Report celebrates Kimberly’s vision and all that POSH offers.





Delray Marketplace       Suite # 104

9089 West Atlantic Ave.    Delray Beach, FL 33446


Gallery Hours:  

Monday  through Thursday   11 am – 7 pm

Friday and Saturday  11 am – 8 pm

Sunday  Noon – 6 pm







Kimberly Perry, Artist and Gallery owner of POSH

Kimberly Perry, wife of New York Knick’s General Manager Scott Perry, has created an art oasis to support emerging artists and art lovers, at the same time helping charitable organizations with their missions. 









Kimberly stepped out in faith to support her fellow artists and opened a 4,000 square foot gallery where she now represents over 50 talented and emerging artists with a wide range of art styles.  The local communities and visitors thoroughly enjoy and support this fun and contemporary art haven.  Especially during the pandemic, people were delighted to be able to enter a space that promoted beauty, vibrant colors, optimism, good energy, and a happy atmosphere.





Kimberly is not only the owner of the gallery, but she is an artist in her own right.  Trained by her father, DeVon Cunningham whose work is displayed in the Smithsonian Institute Portrait Gallery, Kimberly  knew at the early age of 5 that she wanted to pursue art as her career.  She specializes in ocean scenes, landscape, abstract and her beloved glass mosaic hearts.



Kimberly’s   message   to   aspiring   business   owners:

“Be   Encouraged” !



Kimberly tells The Rickie Report, “The business marketplace is flourishing for industry leaders that: work hard, think outside the box, use excellent financial planning, and offer outstanding customer relations”. She points to the most obvious question, “Can your product or service spread a little joy into your customer’s life”?



Posh Art Gallery is always looking for new artists to add to their collection.  

Email submissions to:

For more information please visit:




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Wellington Art Society Features Renowned Photographer, Barry Seidman At April 12 Meeting Plus Two Art Exhibits With One Reception On April 18 Public Invited To All Events

The Wellington Art Society will feature a presentation by renowned photographer Barry Seidman on Wednesday, April 12, 2023.  The meeting and presentation will take place at the Wellington Community Center. The event includes a meet and greet, a member spotlight, a brief meeting and Barry’s presentation, “From There to Here” in which he will discuss his life’s work and the transition from commercial to fine art photography. In addition, mark your calendars for a double art exhibit “ Variations” and “Vivid ”. Open now at the Wellington Village Hall and at the Wellington Community Center, there will be a Public Reception on Tuesday, April 18, 2023.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. The public is welcome!







Public Is Invited To


Wellington Art Society Meeting


Wednesday,  April 12, 2023


5:30 pm




Wellington  Community  Center




12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL









B A R R Y        S E I D M A N





Open to members and non-members




For more information contact: Laura Jaffe,


 COVID-19 protocols will be observed. 




Originally from New York, Barry Seidman is a renowned member of the international photographic community. He was educated at Pratt Institute in New York and has established himself as one of the top advertising print media photographers in the country. He specialized in still-life photography and worked for top major brands in the world, eventually expanding his work to include celebrity photography and directing television commercials.



“Calla Lilies” by Barry Seidman





He has contributed to numerous award-winning national and local advertising campaigns. Recognition for his work includes every possible industry award including Clios, Tellys, Addys and the Art Directors Club Award.



“Tomatoes” by Barry Seidman



After a distinguished career in advertising, Seidman started to devote more of his time to fine art photography, using his vast techniques and knowledge of lighting and design as a foundation. This led to various solo and group exhibitions, all while still connected to the advertising business. 



“Tulip” by Barry Seidman





Seventeen years ago, Seidman, and long-time business partner and wife, Mary Ann Kurasz, relocated to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida where he built a studio to focus on his fine art work. He also maintains a studio presence in New York where he continues to shoot for advertising clients. Seidman has exhibited in solo, and group shows both in New York City and Florida. In 2012, Seidman published a photobiography titled New Eyes, a spectacular collection of his fine-art photography. Beginning in April, his work will be on display at the Palm Beach International Airport at their “Journeys” exhibition. His work is held in many public and private collections worldwide.

To learn more about Barry Seidman, visit:




Wellington   Art   Society



Announces   New   Exhibitions






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


See,  Learn,  Share , Engage  and  Be  Inspired! 

         Invite  family,  friends,  and  patrons  –   Share  the  Invitation







TUESDAY, April 18, 2023




 5 – 7 pm





The Wellington Art Society (WAS) is thrilled to announce their new municipal art exhibitions, “Variations” ( now through July 18, 2023 at the Wellington Village Hall located at 12300 Forest Hill Blvd in Wellington) and “Vivid” (now through May 16 at the Wellington Community Center at 12150 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington). 



Hartley Barnes                                 

Betty Brodie                                                

David Ciofalo                                      

Ayesha DeLorenzo                      

Kim Di Giacomo                                   

Faye Ford                                           

Jay Harmon                                               

Carol Krenkel                                        

Laura Jaffe                       

Lou Ann LaBohn

Nancy Lee

Maureen May

Rose Gong Monier

Susan Mosely

Charles Moses

Ana Noble

Susan Oakes

Leslie Pfeiffer

Monica Postell

Marion Roberts

Debra Rosen

Lois Spatz

Carl Stoveland

Cindi Taylor

Raymonde Talleyrand

Tammy Wolfson



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





For more information about the featured artists and the exhibition, please visit the Wellington Art Society’s website at

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 41st 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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Buy Your Tickets Now For 17th Biennial Broward Quilt Expo’s Awards Ceremony Friday, April 14 And Get A Preview Of The Show. Buy General Admission Tickets For Quilt Show Saturday, April 15 And Sunday, April 16.

Judging is complete and all of the winners have been notified that their quilt has won “something” at the 17th Biennial Broward Quilt Expo (BQE). Now its time for YOU to reserve a spot at the Friday, April 14 Awards Ceremony and get a special preview!  Reserve your tickets for Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16, when over 260 quilts will be displayed, activities include a basketwalk, raffles, 20+ vendors and 2 demo areas!  Tickets can be purchased at the door and there is Free Parking at the Charles F. Dodge Arena in Pembroke Pines. Eight Quilt Guilds combine their efforts to bring this to our area! Volunteers are needed during the show daysThe Rickie Report shares the details but no sneak peeks of the winners! 







SATURDAY –   SUNDAY     10 am – 6 pm




Charles F. Dodge City Center

601 City Center Way    Pembroke Pines, FL 33025



Located near Sawgrass Expressway, Florida Turnpike, and I95



Tickets are $10 for one day; $12 at the Door

   Purchase a 2 Day ticket for $20

  • Save $2 and purchase your tickets on-line – $10 for one day and $20 for 2 day

  • Your ticket will be at the on call desk at admissions – no physical ticket will be issued

  • Tickets purchase at the venue are $12 each day

View more than 260 quilts from around the South Florida area and many entries from out of state. Quilt displays include both Juried and Exhibit only quilts. Traditional, Modern and Art Quilts are on Display.


Group Rates are available (please email

All Sales are Final









Awards   Ceremony   

Friday- April 14




 7 – 9 pm

 Charles F Dodge City Center

$15.00  Includes one drink (wine, soda, water, tea, coffee)

Cash bar for additional beverages.

Enjoy a private 1 hour showing of the Quilt Show.



Register here








New in 2023  Expanded Demonstration Area






Vendors as of publication time:


Martelli’s; Tops – Brother Machine Demo; June Colburn;

Elevate MD; Boozecruiser Planners; Kate Mitchell;

Kianga Art; Once Upon a Quilt


We will offer 2 areas on the show floor, with longer demos time slots Vendors that offer demos see a significant increase in booth sales.

Book early and get your choice of time slots.
Larger Booth 10″ x 10″



Promotions of demos starting one month prior of event leading up to show days.



Shopping is always a large part of the BQE experience, and we know you will want to join us for what is shaping up to be a landmark show for us! Vendor booths filled up fast in 2021 and we are expecting more demand for 2023.

Secure your spot or get more information call or email us today: Linda Esposito   954-648-1921







The Broward Quilt Expo is 100% volunteer quilt show of 8 sister guilds in the South Florida region. With over 200 quilts on display, awards ceremony, vendor booth, basket walk, charity raffles and 2 demonstration areas.






Volunteer for the show. It takes many hands to make it happen, Teenagers are welcome (with parents) to earn volunteer hours.

Volunteers needed for set-up, quilt collection, judging, admissions, white glove, basket walk and general help.




















New Studio For Visual Arts Presents “Water Stories: A Spring Exhibit” Featuring Edward H. Muñoz, Mary Jane Zapp, David Burbank , Dennis P. Léon To Support Summer Youth Art Education

The New Studio for the Visual Arts and Artists of Palm Beach County team up to make exhibiting and selling artwork a “win-win-win” for the gallery, artists, and deserving youngsters in need of summer art education classes.  “Water Stories: A Spring Exhibit” features Edward H. Muñoz and his photographer friends, Mary Jane Zapp, David Burbank, and Dennis P. Léon.  This exhibit opens on Monday, April 10 and will have a Live Auction during the Reception on Friday, April 14, 2023.  The Rickie Report shares some dramatic images and urges you to mark your calendars!








“Crash Landing” by Edward H. Muñoz

















MARY JANE ZAPP           DAVID DURBAK           






“Fishermen” by Dennis P.Léon










“Practice Makes Perfect” by Edward H. Muñoz








RECEPTION FRIDAY APRIL 14th      5:30 pm



Live Auction during reception at      6:00pm 





“Kissimmee River” by  David Burbank



Donate to Support art classes for youth this summer!





“Beach” by Mary Jane Zapp







New Studio for the Visual Arts


  Artists of Palm Beach County

1615 Cypress Drive

Jupiter, Florida

Sponsoring 501c3 organizations







For more information about these classes, workshops, or events:






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ENDANGERED Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest 2023 Calls For Young Artists To Enter At No Charge. Important Update On Adult Contest. All Entries Are Due October 1, 2023

Endangered Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest is a global, juried, on-line contest that focuses on the artists’ interpretation of what “endangered” means. Cash prizes total over $6,500 and includes an Adult Category and Young Artist Category.  The deadline to enter is Sunday, October 1, 2023. Young Artists ENTER FREE thanks to the generosity of Shechter & Associates. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Young Artists entries past and present. Sales from this contest benefits the Center for Great Apes.






The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2023

Has two entry categories:


Adults and Young Artists.

This month we focus on the YOUNG ARTISTS CONTEST 2023 which is now OPEN!




Calling Young Artists!

(plus an update on the Adult contest)



If you know a young artist, please tell them about the contest, we would love to see their artwork.  All entries are FREE thanks to our generous sponsor,  Shechter & Associates, Certified Public Accountants 



Details about the Young Artist Contest:



We  invite  Young  Artists  to  consider:



What does ENDANGERED mean to you? 

Answer through your Art/Photography and help rescue orangutans and chimpanzees.



Open to Young Artists with Birthdays on or after October 1, 2004

Submit a photo of your work through our online form to enter the contest. 



Closing date for submissions: October 1st, 2023.


Contest Benefits:









Young Artists aged 11-18 years (on October 1, 2023)


First Prize $250, Second Prize $150, Third Prize $100


Young Artists aged under 11 years (on October 1, 2023)


First Prize $125, Second Prize $75,Third Prize $50


Other Awards:


People’s Choice Award $100



Enter now and get your friends and family to vote for your artwork!



Top 15-25% entries featured in ENDANGERED Online! Exhibition.

Entries are published on our website & social media in order of submission.

Every participant receives a certificate!





 We accept individual or class/group entries. 

We can also help with making the entries. 

Great way to interest students in issues related to wildlife and the environment. 

It has proven to be a great vacation art project. 

Students are encouraged to do their own research and to use their imaginations to communicate what they find meaningful through art/photography. 

Students have great fun encouraging family and friends to vote for their artwork and they all appreciate the personal certificates we send them.  



Go to our blog to see images entered by Young Artists in 2022.  



Questions?  Contact for assistance.  



Here’s our first Young Artist entry for 2023!



“The Cape Parrot”  Photograph by Young Artist Rayyaan Alarakhia.  ©2023 All Rights Reserved 





Art4Apes Judge of the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Young Artist Contest 2023



Rickie    Leiter

Artist, Philanthropist, and Mentor

Founder & Publisher of The Rickie Report



It is a particular pleasure to announce that Rickie will judge the Young Artist Contest.  Rickie, a visual artist herself, is the founder, editor and publisher of The Rickie Report, Florida’s leading visual arts resource experiencing over 1.5 million views in the USA and internationally.  She has 40+ years of experience in reviewing, judging and advising on all mediums of the visual arts creations. She is a valued mentor to artists and gallery owners and has consulted with art patrons, art associations, art show producers, and museums.  She is committed to encouraging young artists to develop their work and communicate their thoughts through art.

Art4Apes is featured regularly in The Rickie Report, we encourage you to sign up ( and keep up with developments in the Florida visual arts scene.  The Rickie Report is free to read.



The Young Artist contest attracts about 250 entries per year, all of them heartfelt and carefully executed.  It is no easy task to choose between them.  We would like to thank Rickie for taking on this challenging responsibility.






Update on ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2023  Adult Contest 




The Contest is now Open.  Enter Now!

Closing date is October 1, 2023.



This global, juried, online art contest focuses attention on the plight of endangered/threatened species/habitats. 

The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either:


  • Celebration of the beauty of endangered or threatened species/habitats.


  • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats




Categories for Entry:



  • Fine Art (including sculpture, jewelry and wearable art) 

  • Fine Art Photography (digital manipulation accepted)

We offer a total of $6500 in cash prizes.




We  promote your work on our website and social media (with appropriate copyright statements).  


So early entries are seen faster!



An expert panel of  judges will review the work and the top scoring 15-25% will be featured in our ENDANGERED Online! exhibition opening 20th November for one month.




For more information and to view the full Terms and Conditions  visit:  







Here  is  our  first  entry!




“Panthera Tigris”  Pencil and oil on linen.  Brian Hall ©2023 © All Rights Reserved 


This amazing piece is part of a series of five 50″x72″ paintings  portraying the five big cats—the lion, tiger, jaguar, leopard and snow leopard—and the ecosystem that is unique to their habitat. Up to twenty-six animals or twenty-three species can be spotted in one painting. 




Virtual Artists in Residence for April



Art4Apes wants to encourage those artists and photographers who are committed to and focused on using their talent to support wildlife and the environment. This program is designed to showcase their work and support their communication with audiences who appreciate their message.  This is done through additional promotion through our website, social media and The Rickie Report.  Plus we offer a one month online exhibition featuring up to 9 pieces of work.   



The Virtual Artist in Residence Program is awarded monthly to the artist and photographer who have submitted 4 or more entries to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest and have been selected by the Curatorial Committee as best interpreting the aims of the Contest.

We are proud to introduce you to the work of two amazing artists featured in our VAiR Online Gallery 



Virtual Artist in Residence Fine Art:



Florida-based Jody paints what makes her happy and this shows in the final results.  Jody thinks this is an important message:  Paint what makes you happy!  





“Chimp”  Oil on canvas.  Jolaine Goldman ©2023 All Rights Reserved





Virtual Artist in Residence Fine Art Photography:





Nature photography became a passion for Florida-based pharmacist Steve,  and concomitant with that passion came respect and conservation for wildlife.






“Who’s there? Grand Tetons Wyoming”   Photograph by Steve Pressman © 2023 All Rights Reserved





See more wonderful work by Jody and Steve,  Visit : VAiR Online Exhibition 






Sue Buck Ape Portrait

Online exhibition extended!





The Sue Buck Online Gallery is being extended by popular demand until the end of April.  Don’t miss this amazing one-woman exhibition of portraits of some of the Center for Great Apes fascinating residents.   





“Cahaya”  Charcoal and pastel by Sue Buck © 2023 All Rights Reserved 





Do Good and Look Good!




Don’t miss out on this special T-shirt featuring baby Sue Buck’s portraits of Cahaya and her orangutan family: Sunshine, Archie and Keagan.  Proceeds go to the Center for Great Apes.

Wishing you all a wonderful April (with some spring sunshine.  May it inspire you!   I can’t wait see your work in the contest and thank you all for helping the wonderful primates at the Center for Great Apes.

Best wishes 







Center for Great Apes







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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986