Palm Beach County Art in Public Places Opens Its Registry For PBC Residents In Preparation For New Exhibition And New Public Art Opportunities

Palm Beach County Art in Public Places is getting ready to launch a new exhibition opportunity and a new public art project that will be open only to Palm Beach County artists in the Fall.  If you are not yet on the registry list, this is the time to sign up. There is no charge and you will receive emails about Artist Opportunity announcements. The Rickie Report shares the details here and asks you to share this information with friends and colleagues.










Commissioned by Palm Beach County Art in Public Places:

“Knowledge is Her Future”, mural by Andrew Reid at Belle Glade Branch Library



When Artists are part of Palm Beach County’s construction projects, our public spaces, buildings and streetscapes are enriched for all to enjoy.  Inspired by The Palm Beach’s natural beauty and diverse communities, the County’s “Public Art Places” reveal contemporary and historical local stories to create a distinct sense of place. Local, statewide and nationally acclaimed Artists compete for the opportunity to create site-specific works in communities Countywide.



Register at this link:






For more information about this:

Elayna Toby Singer

Palm Beach County Art in Public Places

2633 Vista Parkway  West Palm Beach, FL 33411

(561) 233-0235






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Blanche Ely House And Bailey Contemporary Arts Offer Workshops Throughout June, July , August. Pompano Beach Cultural Arts Scene Is Hot This Summer!

The Pompano Beach Cultural Division will make sure we have many creative outlets! Their wide array of workshops in June, July, and August will help beginners through advanced students create their own project.  Learn to make a fabric covered mini-journal, how to paint with acrylics, design a one-of-a-kind fabric tote, or create paper mache bowls. During each workshop, students will learn the steps to creating the project at hand, and when the class is finished, they will have their own unique work of art!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up now at Bailey Contemporary Arts and the Blanche Ely House






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L E T ‘S       G E T       C R E A T I V E !  






Bailey Contemporary Arts


41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060



The Blanche Ely House




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1600 NW 6th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060



Fabric Covered Mini-Journal – Bailey Contemporary Arts


Saturday, June 8, 2019

11 am-3 pm    Registration: $70/student


Fabric covered journals by Andrea Huffman


Fabric covered mini-journal is a workshop taught by BaCA’s Artist in Residence, Andrea Huffman. Embark on a journal–real or imagined with your own extraordinary fabric covered journal. A small, personal stamp will be designed, carved and then printed on fabric for the book cover. Pages will be created using a variety of design techniques, including stenciling, stamping, and painting. A selection of threads and other embellishments can be used to make each journal truly unique. Along with the journal, participants will also leave with their hand-carved stamp to use on future projects.




Fiber artist Andrea Huffman received a Master’s degree in Art Education from Florida International University and taught art in Broward Public Schools for over 30 years. She has exhibited her art throughout Florida and nationally, receiving numerous awards and recognitions, including several grants and a Residency at the prestigious Hermitage Artist Retreat in Englewood, Florida. Although Ms. Huffman has retired from teaching in the public school system, she continues to share her passion for art teaching classes and workshops in fiber art and mixed media at various art venues and guilds throughout Florida.


 Acrylic Painting Techniques –  Bailey Contemporary Arts

Saturday, June 15, 2019

11 am to 3 pm   Registration: $40, all supplies included



Enjoy a workshop of acrylic painting taught by Kimberly Maxwell and learn how to freely convey emotions with use of color, texture of surface, and personal interpretations to different emotions; excitement, joy, frustration, fear, and many others. Learn new acrylic painting techniques, meet creative people, and have an engaging afternoon making art in a beautiful space.  Kimberley Maxwell was born in Canada and resides in South Florida. She earned her MFA at Florida Atlantic University and was awarded the 2004 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artist Fellowship.









Creative Workshops  –  The Blanche Ely House

Saturday, June 15, 2019

11 am – 1 pm    $5 includes supplies




Explore your artistic side and build new friendships! Every month, our instructors will introduce guests to an exciting art form providing both introductory and intermediate techniques that will enhance your skills. Learn how exciting becoming a creative can be!


It’s in the bag! |Bailey Contemporary Arts

Saturday, June 29, 2019

11 am-3 pm  Registration: $50, all supplies included




One of a Kind Tote bags by Andrea Huffman




Make a fashion statement at the farmers market or beach with your own original fabric tote bag.  This even is taught by Artist in Residence, Andrea Huffman. Each participant will design a large canvas zipper tote bag using various fabric paints, photo transfers, stamps and stencils. A hand carved stamp will be created to print on the bag, that can also be used for future projects. A variety of techniques will offer a wide range of options to create a functional work of art!




 Paper Mache Bowls| Bailey Contemporary Arts

 Saturday, July 13, 2019

11 am to 3 pm  Registration: $40, all materials included



This workshop will show the basics of Paper Mache. Give old magazines, junk mail, old books, and other unwanted papers a new lease on life & turn them into beautiful bowls & pots of different shapes and sizes. Transform simple materials into functional works of art! Instructor: Kimberley Maxwell was born in Canada and resides in South Florida. She earned her MFA at Florida Atlantic University and was awarded the 2004 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artist Fellowship.



Creative Workshops  –  The Blanche Ely House

Saturday, July 13, 2019

 Saturday, July 20, 2019

 Saturday, August 17, 2019


11 am – 1 pm    $5 includes supplies



Explore your artistic side and build new friendships! Every month, our instructors will introduce guests to an exciting art form providing both introductory and intermediate techniques that will enhance your skills. Learn how exciting becoming a creative can be!




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

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

The Blanche Ely House is located at 1600 NW 6th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060







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Armory Art Center Offers New Classes, Workshops, Summer Camp Activities. Enjoy Your Summer With An Artistic Adventure!

It’s time to register for Session 6 at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach!  With offerings for all levels of experience and all ages, including Summer Camp, we urge you to take a look at the courses and workshops!  The Rickie Report shares the class listings and Summer Camp schedule. 




811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | |




Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm



To See The Full Catalog:

Online registration: 24/7

Classes are subject to change.

Please check out online registration for the most up-to-date offerings






















For more information about classes, workshops, studio  time, or planning other events:

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | |





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Artist’s Eye Gallery & Boutique Announces A Sizzling Summer Of Exhibits! Public Is Invited To Opening Reception On June 7

At the end of season, The Artist’s Eye Gallery & Boutique doesn’t fizzle, they sizzle!  The public is invited to view their summer shows and attend the next Opening Reception on Friday, June 7. These talented local artists exhibit in oil, acrylic, pastel, inks, watercolors, and mixed media.  Many different artistic styles can be seen in every exhibit.  Shop in the Boutique during regular business hours, join them for the reception where you can meet the artists, and enjoy some light refreshments.  The Artists’ Eye Gallery & Boutique is located in downtown Lake Worth Beach, just steps off Lake Avenue at L Street & Lucerne.  The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds artists, that they are welcome to join this gallery!!!













to show your work in our gallery!




We are proud to offer an unprecedented equal opportunity for all artists!

We are unique in the fact that we accept the work of ALL of our member artists, from emerging to professional, to show, sell and compete for awards in our Artist’s Eye Gallery and Boutique in downtown Lake Worth.



Our gallery is owned and operated by the Lake Worth Art League, the oldest non-profit art organization in Palm Beach County, founded in 1941. The league is comprised of very talented artists from all disciplines. More good news… it is very inexpensive to join and show. First, become a member for just $75. per year. You then have the opportunity to show up to 5 pieces of work in each one of our 8 judged “season” shows. Each show is judged by a qualified judge that is not affiliated with the league. The league offers cash prizes and ribbons for first, second, third, and honorable mention award winners during season.


We also have a “Peoples Choice” award where the public is the judge! Low entry fee for shows. Summer exhibitions continue with reduced prices for entry. The league retains 20% of all sales, which along with membership, entry fees and our volunteers, helps keep the gallery open and your work visible to the public. A reception with light refreshment is held for each show. All shows are advertised. Membership offers meetings, discounted classes, social events and the opportunity to sell your work in our Boutique. Please see our website for more information,



For more information  about this exhibit, future exhibits, classes, workshops, or membership:

604 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth, FL  33460



Gallery Hours:   Tuesday thru Sunday    Noon – 4 pm

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

Bringing art to the community from the community, since 1941





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Rickie Leiter, Publisher


17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986



Boca Museum Artists Guild Invites You To Free Exhibit, Showcasing South Florida’s Finest Painters, Sculptors, Photographers, And Jewelry Artists. Opening Reception June 7

The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art invites the public to visit their new gallery on Friday, June 7 and meet the artists!  The Guild represents some of South Florida’s finest painters, sculptors, photographers, and jewelry artists!  Browse the carefully juried and curated exhibits and find the perfect artwork for your home or office!  The Rickie Report shares the details here, including more about joining the Guild. New location:  The Guild’s Gallery has moved from Delray Beach to Boca Raton! New Members are always welcome!







2910 N. Federal Hwy   Boca Raton, FL 33431  (In Elegance Plaza)

Gallery Hours:  TUE – SAT: 10AM – 6PM      SUN: 1 – 5PM








FRIDAY,   June 7



 6:00 – 8:00  PM



Show runs from June 2nd to July 13th


Free admission & Parking      

Open to the Public



2910 N. Federal Hwy   Boca Raton, FL 33431  

(In Elegance Plaza)






The Artists Guild is an auxiliary of the Boca Raton Museum of Art and was established in its current form in 1984 by the Board of Trustees of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. The Guild comprises hundreds of members, many of whom exhibit at the Artists Guild Gallery on Federal Highway in Boca Raton, FL.



Steve Nash tells The Rickie Report, “We very much encourage your participation in the Artists Guild. Our organization is vibrant and growing because of the interest and excitement of our members. It is not necessary to participate in the Artists Guild Gallery in Boca Raton to be an active member of our Guild. We have many exciting exhibition venues beyond the Artists Guild Gallery in Boca Raton”.



Become active and get the most out of your experience with The Artists Guild!  There are three levels of participation with the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild: Associate, Signature, and Participating Signature members.  





  • Support the Boca Raton Museum of Art (BRMA).
  • Provide an association of artists in all media to interchange ideas, support and educate members and provide quality venues for the exhibition of their original fine art.
  • Treat members and customers with respect and dignity.
  • To contribute to the cultural climate of South Florida.
  • Grow our organization.

Gallery view




In 1950, Boca Raton had a population of less than 1000, with the library acting as the cultural center of the community. Community members began an “Open House,” to exhibit their individual arts and crafts accomplishments. In 1951, the Art Guild of Boca Raton was organized and later incorporated on December 12, 1954.  In 1960, five adjacent lots were purchased on West Palmetto Park Road. Construction began in 1962 and, in the fall of that year, 12 years from it’s founding, the Art Guild dedicated its first home.


Because of a pressing need for studio space, due to the growth of its classes, a building committee was created in 1968. On March 29, 1969, the Studio Building was dedicated. Since 1969, the growth of the Art Guild has taken many different directions. The Exhibiting Artists Guild, known as the P.A.G. or Professional Artists Guild, was formed.


Artists of the “Guild,” held critiques, presented demonstrations by well-known artists and were invited to exhibit their works in several hotels, corporations and clubs. In 1975, the Center changed its name to Boca Raton Center for the Arts, and 10 years later, the Boca Raton Museum of Art. In a relatively short period of time, the enthusiastic support of a group of community artists led to the foundation of the BRMCA!


In 1997, the name was changed to Boca Museum Artist Guild. Membership was opened to the community. Guild membership was divided into two categories: Associate and Exhibiting. Guild activities have significantly contributed to positive public relations for the Museum. The Guild has participated in Boca Festival Days for 16 years; exhibited with Northern Trust Bank at their request; and provided artwork for Boca Raton Community Center, City Hall and Patch Reef Park. For two years, the Guild provided the Art Department of Pine Crest School with exhibits for teaching tools and with member lecturers. For the past three years, the Guild has participated in a joint exhibition project with the students of Boca Raton High School. Several Guild members serve as teachers at the Museum’s Art School. Additionally, Guild artists support the Museum’s Annual Auction with donated artwork and volunteers.


In 2000, The Artist Guild moved its exhibition center from Royal Palm Plaza to the Shops at Boca Center. Known as the Images Gallery, it offered Signature Members a first class exhibition space in a popular, commercial center. It proved to be a very positive public relations effort for both the Guild and the BRMCA. Professional artists were drawn to the center, as there was no comparable exhibition space for local artists in the tri-county area.


Membership in The Artists Guild doubled between 2000 and 2004. We currently have several hundred members, both artists and lovers of the arts. Increasing art sales produced real year-end contributions from The Artists Guild to the Boca Raton Museum of Art.  The Artists Guild moved to Mizner Park in Boca Raton in April 2005. Between April 2005 and September 2008, the Images Gallery was in three different Mizner Park locations. The Guild lost its space in Mizner Park and The Images Gallery closed at the end of September, 2008.  In October 2008, the Guild secured a new location for its gallery, this time on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. This new gallery, now known as The Artists Guild Gallery, reopened in November, 2008, with participation of over 100 Signature Members of The Artists Guild.


In September 2017, the Guild moved back to Boca Raton in a new larger space on Federal Hwy. This new gallery, known as The Artists Guild Gallery, is over 3,000 square feet. It reopened in October, 2017, with participation of over 100 Signature Members.



For detailed information about this event, future exhibits, and membership, please visit:

For more information:

Steve Nash:



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“Window On The World”, Original Art Exhibit From National Award Winning Author/Illustrators Opens June 3 At Lighthouse ArtCenter. Tequesta’s Cultural Jewel Offers Plethora Of Events Including Summer Camp!

Galleries in Florida’s metropolitan areas would give anything for an exhibition like the one planned this summer at the Lighthouse ArtCenter!  For the 3rd summer in a row, the Lighthouse ArtCenter is celebrating an installation with some of the biggest names in the world of the children’s publishing industry. “Window On The World” will exhibit from June 3 – August 10. A docent-led tour for Groups or Field trips is available, which includes a make-and-take art object! You could expect a show of artwork by internationally known cultural icons in Miami, Orlando, or Tampa, but right here, in the Village of Tequesta, the most famous children’s book illustrators in the world show their original paintings.  How lucky are we? In addition, Summer Camp starts June 3, with lots of activities. Rickie Report shares the details about Summer Camp, the Exhibit, some sneak peeks, and information about making advanced reservations for tours/field trips.








Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101

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

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

 First Saturday of the month no charge




Cover, “The Word Collector”, by Peter H. Reynolds





“Window on the World”

Original Art Exhibition from picture books

by National Award Winning Author/Illustrators

June 3 – August 10, 2019



Group tours/ Field trips:

Docent accompanied group tours with make and take art project $5.00 each.

All group tours must be scheduled and prepaid in advance.  Call Sheri (561) 746-3101



3rd Thursdays:

The Meyer Law Firm generously sponsors 3rd Thursdays from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

No charge for members, nonmembers (18 and older) $5.00

• June 20, Performance by students at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts

• July 18, Presentation based on the creation of the ArtCamp students’ temporary art installation




“Sisters and Champions” Illustrations by Floyd Cooper





Visitors interested in acquiring new paintings for their collection will find many pieces available for purchase.  Summer camps looking for cultural experiences for their students are able to schedule docent-lead tours of the exhibition along with make-and-take art projects. During the dog days of summer, when another afternoon at the beach doesn’t inspire enthusiasm, bring your friends, neighbors and your Great Aunt Velma for a cultural experience they’ll always remember.



Google any one of these names and you’re sure to find pages upon pages of national and international awards: Peter H. Reynolds (The Dot, Ish, The Word Collector), Floyd Cooper (The Blacker the Berry), Brian Lies (The Rough Patch, Bats at the Beach), Emily McCully (Mirette on the High Wire), Erin E. and Philip Stead (A Sick Day for Amos McGee).  Today’s elementary school generation know and love the books, teachers and librarians around the country watch closely for their new titles and you should, too.  Picture Books are often a child’s first introduction to the arts.  They act as a mirror as well as a window on the world.  





From “Mirette on the High Wire”, illustrated by Emily McCully





Floyd Cooper is probably one of the best known, most celebrated, and highly regarded artists in the industry.  He has won the Coretta Scott King Award and Honor multiple times.  In an online interview about his 2019, “The Rough Patch”, Brian Lies says, “We all experience rough patches in our lives: loss, disappointment, and darkness. I wanted Evan’s story to provide readers with a safe way to experience those feelings and know they can come back from them. Ultimately, I see this as a book about hope!”  



From the Horn Book Review, “Sometimes a children’s book is so heart-warming it needs no greater purpose for reading than just to enjoy it. And sometimes you get lucky and a book is not only sweet, but perfect for that lesson you want to teach about characters! “A Sick Day for Amos McGee”, written by Philip C. Stead and illustrated by Erin Stead, is one such book.”



And, the reviews read like this for an extraordinary new tale, “The Word Collector”, by Peter H. Reynolds:  “Peter H. Reynolds always manages to walk a delicate line with his books – make that a couple lines: weighty but not weighed down. Universal yet kid-centric. No easy feat.”-Travis Jonker, School Library Journal   “Some people collect stamps. Some people collect coins. Some people collect art. And Jerome?  Jerome collected words . . . “In this extraordinary new tale from Peter H. Reynolds, Jerome discovers the magic of the words all around him — short and sweet words, two-syllable treats, and multi-syllable words that sound like little songs. Words that connect, transform, and empower.   From the creator of “The Dot”, “I Am Human”, and “Happy Dreamer” comes a celebration of finding your own words — and the impact you can have when you share them with the world.”
















About 500 ArtCampers (some who hail from as far away as California or New Jersey) hop, skip and fly into the School of Art each summer to exercise their creative muscles using traditional mediums like clay and paint.  But for the second year in a row the campers will also spend a portion of each day inside the Gallery, surrounded by the artwork they already recognize.  Different from any other summer, in 2019, the Lighthouse ArtCenter ArtCampers are working collaboratively with the students of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts to craft a play with music based on the bestselling book “The Word Collector” © 2018 by Peter H. Reynolds, originally published by Orchard Books, Scholastic, used with permission of Pippin Properties, Inc.



• Lighthouse ArtCenter ArtCamp hours:  9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (before and aftercare can be arranged)

• ArtCamp runs for 8 weeks, beginning June 3, ending August 2, and closed for the week of the 4th of July.

• Scholarships are available with proof of need




1001 E Indiantown Rd, Jupiter, FL 33477









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






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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986








Imagine, Create, Relax, Enjoy, And Escape With Haydee Ullfig’s Classes For Children, Bak Prep, And Adults. Art Lovers Can Browse Her Studio Gallery

Imagine, Create, Relax, Enjoy, Escape……Haydee Ullfig Art Studio offers you all this. Your experience begins as you walk from the garden to the studio door, surrounded by flowers and butterflies. Adults, youth, and children will each find themselves transformed into a more accomplished artist as well as a happier individual. The Rickie Report shares the details about painting and drawing classes for adults and children.  Haydee also offers Prep Classes for Bak Middle School.  Classes begin in June, so register nowArt lovers can check out Haydee’s Studio/Gallery. This award-winning artist is known for her children’s book illustrations, commissioned art for interior designers, commissioned portraits, and murals. Haydee holds a School District of Palm Beach County badge and is certified to meet the screening standards of 1012467 Florida Statutes.







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     H  A  Y  D  E  E       U  L  L  F  I  G





“Imagine” by Haydee Ullfig and Steve Brouse








Haydee tells The Rickie Report, “My style of teaching is to encourage confidence, self-expression and individuality while adventuring into the basics of art and developing the student’s power of observation and decision making.  Classes are kept small offering more individual attention to each student. Along with relaxing and having fun, creating a beautiful painting will increase confidence and self-esteem as well as the freedom to think flexibly and solve problems. This is especially important for the healthy development of any child as well as a stress release for any adult”. Inside the studio itself the depth of her talent is evident in her work exhibited on the walls; expressions of her powerful artistic statement reflecting her unique vision. Some classes, weather permitting, will be taught outside in the garden.  





 Fine Artist, Haydee Ullfig



Haydee emigrated with her family from Argentina to Chicago as a young child. While in primary school she already showed a strong natural aptitude for art. Haydee continued studying art through High School in Chicago, IL and was awarded a scholarship for classes at the Art Institute of Chicago. She graduated with a major in Fine Arts in 1972 from William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, IL.  Her subsequent degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami, has strengthened her entrepreneurial spirit. Her creativity, versatility and professionalism is reflected not only through her fine art paintings, but in various projects such as children’s book illustrations, commissioned art for interior designers, commissioned portraits and murals. 




If you can imagine it, You can achieve it. If you can achieve it, You can become it. –  William Arthur Ward




Haydee says, “Teaching children art, or more specifically creativity, is not only for teaching them to become our future fine artists. Teaching children creativity means teaching them observation and divergent thinking.  Divergent thinking is a thought process or method used to generate creative ideas by exploring many possible solutions.  With divergent thinking children learn to go beyond the mundane towards originality, inventiveness, inside-out thinking, resourcefulness and productivity”.




STARTS June 15







STARTS June 15

Little Masters


Visual Arts for Youth (ages 11 to 17)




She continues, “Our world needs these future creative visionaries…..and who knows….they may become the next “Einstein or Jane Goodall” that will save our environment”.  Will they become the next researchers that will allow us to continue living quality and healthy lives in this wonderful world?  They may become our future artists who will l sustain our hope in the future, enhance our world with beauty, and keep our eyes open so that we may conscious of our actions”.





“Claire De Lune” by Haydee Ullfig




Haydee’s commitment to give back to the community is  exemplified by her volunteerism creating art for various benefits and non-profit events throughout Palm Beach County, including the Hobe Sound Mural Project, Art in the Alley, and a large mural at Big Dog Ranch Rescue, Wellington, FL, to name a few. Her extensive travels throughout Europe and South America, visiting cultural and artistic centers, her keen observation of the world around her, her love of children, animals and nature, as well as her capacity to see “outside the box” continue to enhance her creative development.  She considers herself an “artist in transition” with her best work still to be created.













As an artist and art educator, Haydee Ullfig knows that it’s never too late to get into art or even to re-invent your creative talents. Our classes designed for adults will guide you through the techniques and principles of various fine art and craft mediums. Class sizes are limited, which ensures you’ll be receiving plenty of individualized guidance from the instructor.  






“Ride A Wild Horse” by Haydee Ullfig





Probably the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of fine arts, painting is a wonderful gateway into the expansive world of art.  We offer lessons in acrylic, watercolor, gouache and mixed media. Our lessons focus on color mixing, brush technique, composition and theory, but we make sure to emphasize in self-expression.


If you want to start with a basis before starting painting, drawing fundamentals including observational drawing is what you need.  Who knows, you may just decide to focus only on drawing which is an art in itself.   Our lessons emphasize on seeing, using right-brain techniques, line contours, shading and perspective. Lessons available in a wide array of drawing materials; learn to draw in charcoal, pencil (graphite and colored), pastels, oil pastels, pen and ink.

Other Creative Expressions                                                                                                

Other media specific classes may be added to our schedule, such as mosaics and sculpture and these will be posted on our website.  


For more information about classes, gallery visits, exhibits:









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Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Announces Arts And Cultural Community Networking Mixer On May 29. Learn More About This Newly Designated Local Arts Agency

The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is bringing together the arts and cultural community at a networking mixer and celebration on Wednesday, May 29. Artists, musicians, creative professionals, and business, nonprofit and civic leaders are all invited to mix, mingle, and network. St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is celebrating its recent recognition as St. Lucie County’s designated local arts agency.  Walk away with new connections and inspiration! The Rickie Report shares the details about this and other ways to connect to SLCA!















Wednesday, May 29

5:30 -7:30 pm

Sunrise Theater

117 S 2nd St.    Fort Pierce, FL 34950



Cost to attend: FREE for St. Lucie Cultural Alliance members and a guest*, $10 for non-members.

If you decide to join St. Lucie Cultural Alliance at or after the event, we will credit your ticket cost toward your new membership.

Questions? Contact Holly Theuns at (772) 462-2783, 

*Call or e-mail us for details about our guest policy.





Lisa Fitz-Coy, Communications Manager, tells The Rickie Report, “St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is a young organization, so we’re really trying to build awareness among artists (and galleries and arts organizations as well), about membership and our resources. Artists, musicians, creative professionals, and business, nonprofit and civic leaders are all invited to mix, mingle, and network. St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is celebrating its recent recognition as St. Lucie County’s designated local arts agency.”




For more information:

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance

2300 Virginia Ave  Fort Pierce, FL 34982-5632









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Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

The Friends Of The Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens Announce 1st Annual Juried Art Show. Applications Open Now For January 4 & 5, 2020

Join the Friends of the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens for their first annual Art Show in The Gardens on Saturday, January 4 and Sunday, January 5, 2020. The show will feature artists representing 2D, 3D, Jewelry and Fine Crafts from the Treasure Coast and beyond. Applications are due by November 1, 2019.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this Call to Artists. What a fabulous setting to see your creative artwork!!  Please note: Non-Profit Art Societies and/or Informational Resource Tables will be available at this event for a low fee. What a fabulous way to network with the community!!





2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd.     Port St. Lucie, FL    34952

Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10 am to 4 pm  •  Sunday Noon to 4


Friends   of   the   Port   St.  Lucie   Botanical   Gardens,   Inc.  













1st    Annual    Art    Show    in    The    Gardens

Saturday, January 4, 2020


Sunday, January 5, 2020

9 – 4  Each Day 



Artists Call For:

2D, 3D, Jewelry and Fine Crafts

Applications are due by November 1, 2019  





Please note the Jury Fee for all submissions is $25 and is non-refundable. 

The Jury Fee will be applied to your show/booth fee if your are approved.

If you have any questions or issues, please contact Mark Barnes at

You may also download and print the Artist Application, including the Complete Guidelines and Exhibitor Rules & Regulations by clicking HERE ​(it is also listed below).








For more information about this event:

If you have any questions or issues, please contact Mark Barnes at







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Artists & Charities Hand In Hand Opens National/International Call For Fine Art Event On November 2 & 3 To Benefit Armory Art Center, Dreyfoos School Of The Arts, Peggy Adams Rescue League

Artists and Charities Hand in Hand has opened a National/International Call for 2D, 3D, and  jewelry artists for their upcoming event at the Palm Beach County Convention Center on November 2 and 3, 2019. The participating charities are: Armory Art Center, Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation, and Peggy Adams Rescue League.  This is a unique opportunity to be part of a win-win-win situation!  The artists benefit from sales, the charities benefit from sales and exposure to a new audience, and the art patrons benefit, knowing their purchase promotes local artists and local charities.  The Booth fee for this event includes Pro Panel wall set up!  We urge artists to apply now, before the show is filled!  The Rickie Report shares the details for this premiere event – art patrons, mark your calendars NOW Well-known community leaders and artists will be participating and promoting this event, lending their marketing support and huge following, including a nationally known artist who has over 2 million followers.








2 D

3 D


Fiber Art




Saturday, November 2, 2019

Sunday, November 3, 2019

    11 am – 5 pm



Armory Art Center

Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation

Peggy Adams Rescue League






Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Blvd.   West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Twenty percent (20%) of all art sales will be donated to the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, the Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation, and the Armory Art Center, divided equally. 

Eighty percent (80%) of sales are retained by the artists.

The Convention Center offers an indoor, air-conditioned, professional venue and plenty of accessible parking.  We offer 100 booths for artists working in any fine art category to show and sell their art in Pro Panel walled booths. The booth walls will be provided to the invited artists.




Show producer, Ingrid Robinson tells The Rickie Report, “Professional marketing will be provided by The Buzz Agency, a premier PR firm in Florida, as well as by the three designated charities/nonprofits. Well-known community leaders and artists will participate, lending their marketing support and huge following, including a nationally known artist who has over 2 million followers. The goal of Artists and Charities Hand In Hand is to bring community, community leaders, artists and non-profit organizations together in a peaceful, fun way by joining united forces to help stem with gentleness, love and kindness thru non-verbal communication, the divisiveness that is going on in the world at this moment.  What better way to do that than through art which speaks to everyone in a universal language that can be understood by everyone”?  


This mission statement offers a platform for diverse art forms and the public to interact in a positive experience!  

We urge artists to apply!!



Artists And Charities Hand In Hand Prospectus:





Application and Exhibition Fees:

Application Fee: $45 (non-refundable)

Exhibition Fee for Invited Artists: $1000-$2000 (includes a 10’ by 10’ exhibition booth with 7’ high Pro Panel walls.). Fee depends upon booth location. First come first served. Double booths may be available on a limited basis and must be arranged through the event organizer.

Table with tablecloth (optional): $25

Important Dates and Deadlines:

June 15, 2019: Application deadline and deadline for payment of non-refundable application fee.

July 10, 2019: Artist Notifications Released

July 30, 2019: Show booth fees payment deadline

August 15, 2019: Refund of Booth fee deadline

July 11, 2019 thru November 1, 2019: Wait list artists offered an opportunity to participate as spaces are released.

November 2 – 3, 2019: Show dates

Set Up Artwork: 6 AM to 11 AM Saturday November 2, 2019.

Show Hours: Saturday and Sunday: November 2-3, 2019: 11 AM to 5 PM.

Show Breakdown: 5PM Sunday, November 3, 2019




Mission Statements of the charities/nonprofits supported by this event:



Armory Center of the Arts:

Is a not-for-profit community based visual arts education and exhibition center providing opportunities for individual growth, self-expression, increased awareness and appreciation of the arts through participation in studio art classes, exhibitions, lectures and other educational


Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation:

A 501 (c) (3) organization, is to enhance the arts and academic programs at the internationally recognized Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Funds raised by the Foundation provide for curriculum enhancements that cannot be funded through the School District.


Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League:

Is to provide shelter to lost, homeless and unwanted animals, to provide spay and neuter and other medical services for companion animals and to care for, protect and find quality homes for homeless and neglected companion animals, to advocate animal welfare, community involvement and education to further the bond between people and



Show Eligibility

  • All artwork submitted in this application must be designed and created by the applying artist and must be for sale.
  • An artist may enter as 2D, 3D and/or Jewelry, but must provide images of all and indicate which category to which each image belongs.
  • No commercial casts/molds, production studio work or factory produced art is permitted.
  • Photography/Digital Art: Only original images taken by the applying photographer are permitted. Only one size of an image may be hung in the booth. All photographs and Digital artworks must be limited editions and clearly signed and numbered.
  • If two artists collaborate to create one original piece, they will be considered one exhibitor and will be permitted to exhibit in one booth. The collaboration must be indicated on the application and both artists must sign each piece displayed and sold.
  • Artist must submit images which represent a body of work. We are not accepting specific pieces, but evaluating the overall caliber and originality of the body of work presented. Artists are free to select the individual pieces to show at the event as long as the art shown is consistent with the art submitted in the original application.
  • If an artist wishes to bring one bin rack, he/she may show and sell limited edition reproductions and/or giclees as long as each piece is clearly marked and numbered as a reproduction.


Show Policies

  • Acceptance is non-transferable.
  • The venue for this show is the 55,000 square foot Exhibit Hall B of The Palm Beach County Convention Center.
  • Only one artist, or one collaborative team, per 10’ by 10’ booth.
  • Booth fees will range from $1000 to $2000 depending upon booth location. Booth location and price map will be provided upon Artist invitation to participate.
  • No drug use or smoking is permitted anywhere within the Convention Center.
  • Accepted artists must be present during all festival hours. No agents, representatives, family members or friends are permitted to substitute for the accepted artists’ attendance unless prior written request has been received and granted.
  • If an artist, without permission, closes his/her booth prior to the end of the show hours, the artist will not be permitted to return nor accepted for future shows.
  • No discount or sales signs are permitted.
  • Each artist is responsible for paying 20% of all sales to the event charity
  • Each artist is responsible for collecting and remitting local sales tax to the Florida Department of Revenue as required by law.
  • The Pro Panel walled booths are provided and set up by The Tent Guys: Walls are 7’ high.
  • Only the interior walls of the display booth may be used to display art.In other words, each 2D artist will have 30 linear feet of Pro Panel walls to display their art. Sculptors must display their art within the 10’ by 10’ booth floor space.
  • Artists may NOT bring their own display walls, but will need to supply their own hangers.
  • Pedestals for sculpture may be rented at an additional cost through The Tent Guys. Arrangements for rental pedestals must be made by the individual sculptor.
  • Double booths may be available. Individual requests will be handled by the Event Coordinators as space permits.
  • Food will be available for purchase at the Convention Center Concessions.
  • Chairs will be provided.
  • Table with cloths available for an additional $25 fee.
  • For artists wishing to bring additional lighting, electrical access will be available for an extra fee. Details will be provided with invitation letter.

Exhibition Space:

The show booths will be set up in advance in Exhibition Hall B of The Palm Beach County Convention Center. Spaces are 10’ by 10’, with 7’ high Pro Panel walls. Artists may bring their own table, cloth and two chairs or may request these be provided for an additional $25 fee. Only one artist per booth, or one approved collaborative team of two artists. Artists are responsible for keeping their own area clean and orderly.

Artists and Charities reserves the right to inspect all displays for compliance with Show Policies and reserves the right to remove art which does not comply.

Application Process:

Applications will be processed online through Juried Art Services (JAS) at Juried Art Services is free to participating artists and includes a detailed introductory tutorial. On line application payments are processed directly by JAS.The $45 show application fee is non-refundable. Applications will not be processed nor forwarded to the curatorial committee unless your application fee is paid in full. Once you have been invited to participate in the show, you will receive instructions for payment of the Booth Fee and will have an opportunity to indicate a single or double booth preference. Applications are due by no later than June 15, 2019.

Curatorial Review:

The Curatorial Committee will review the images submitted as a Body of Work. The art will be evaluated for creativity, caliber (technique, skill, difficulty, mastery of materials), design and originality. Once invited, the artist must show art which is consistent with the body of work submitted with the application, but is not required to show the exact pieces submitted.


Once the curatorial review is completed, all artists will receive an email from JAS directing each artist to log into their online JAS account to check the status of their application.You must keep your email address information up to date in order to receive this notification.Notifications will be emailed on July 10, 2019. Each artist’s JAS account will indicate their application status:

Invited: Green checkmark

Waitlist: Yellow exclamation mark

Declined: Red “X”

Artists on the waitlist will receive invitations as spaces become available.

Booth Fee Payment:

The Booth Fee is $1000-$2000 for a 10’ by 10’ space (includes Pro Panel wall set up). Fee depends upon booth location. A map will be available to invited artists who must pay this fee directly to Artists and Charities. Instructions for this payment will be sent to each invited artist and must be received by Artists and Charities by July 30, 2019. Full refund of this fee is available until August 15, 2019. Refunds may be available after this date if the Event is able to re-sell the booth. If the booth can be resold, late cancellations will be subject to a late notice processing fee of $100. Application fees are non-refundable. Artist must supply own hangers.

Categories – All Artists must designate a category on their application:

  • 2D – Original two dimensional fine art including acrylics, chalk, charcoal, graphite, ink, oils, pastels, water colors, and mixed media, etc. All work must be framed and/or presented in a professional, finished format. Fine Art, not craft, Fiber art is acceptable.
  • 3D – Original three dimensional art that is Fine Art, not functional art. This would typically be considered free standing sculpture. Artist may bring their own pedestals or optionally rent them from The Tent Guys for an additional fee. Fine glass art and Fine Art Ceramics would be included in this category.
  • Photography – Signed prints created by the artist from his/her own original negative or digital files that were taken by the artist photographer under his/her own volition.
  • Jewelry – Fine Art Jewelry created by the hand of the individual artist.

Artist Agreement

By submitting this application, I hereby certify that these images represent my original artwork and that the art is unique and made by me.For a collaborative team of two artists, we certify that our combined efforts make every art piece submitted for this application and which will be shown in the event of our invitation to participate. I/we also understand and agree to follow all the show rules as outlined in this prospectus, including remitting 20% of any show sales to Hand in Hand to support the event charities/non-profits. I/we also agree to permit images of my/our art to be used for show publicity purposes.


Signature  ______________________________          Date   ______________




ARTISTS AND CHARITIES HAND IN HAND: Artists and Charities Hand in Hand brings artists and charities together.


Questions? Call Ingrid Robinson:  415-419-4292





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