Kim Rody Warehouse, Usually Closed To The Public, Announces Warehouse Open House Dates!

The Rickie Report promised an update on artist Kim Rody and her progress in rebuilding her home and studio which had been destroyed by Hurricane Dorian.  In addition to Kim and her husband making headway, we can announce a special WAREHOUSE OPEN HOUSE on the following Saturdays: November 16,  November 30, December 14, and December 28.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  We have personally shopped Kim’s Warehouse before and you will be delighted with the unique dinnerware, custom giclees, note cards, tea towels, and more! Can’t make the sale dates?  Check out her web information.

 

 

KIM    RODY  

 

 

 

WAREHOUSE    OPEN    HOUSE

 

Usually only open for wholesale orders,

Kim Rody’s warehouse will be OPEN:

 

 

 

 

Saturday, November 16

Saturday, November 30

Saturday, December 14

Saturday, December 28

 

 

 

10  am –  4 pm

 

 

3371 SW 42 Avenue  Unit B

 

Palm City, FL 34990

 

 

 

 

 

● Unique dinnerware for yourself, your guests, and your friends

● Custom Giclees

● Note Cards

● Beautiful Tea Towels – 100% organic cotton

● Boneyard specials 20% to 50% off! and more!

 

To schedule an appointment for a private visit at the warehouse or for directions:

Contact Sophie  772.263.0230

Can’t come? Shop online at www.rody.com

 

 

 

 

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Palm Beach International Airport Opens New Airport Gallery In Partnership With Palm Beach County Art In Public Places. Call For Artists Opens Now!

Palm Beach International Airport, in partnership with Palm Beach County Art in Public Places, is excited to announce the opening of the new Airport Art Gallery!  The new exhibition space boasts enhanced display walls and lighting to better showcase high quality art created by professional and emerging artists who call Palm Beach County home. Works by 15 artists will be featured in exhibitions that change three times a year. A new video interview element will present personal behind the scenes perspectives from artists about creative process, what inspires them, and other interesting insights into making art with varying materials, techniques and styles. Artist interviews will play on a continuous video loop at the Airport Art Gallery and will air as the “Creativity Takes Flight” show on Palm Beach County’s TV station Channel 20, with clips shared via social media.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this Call To Artists. The Deadline is December 2, 2019.  Everyone is invited to the Public Reception on Thursday, February 20, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALL to ARTISTS

PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

 

 

 

DEADLINE: December 2, 2019 at  4 pm

 

 

Open to Palm Beach County Residents

 

 

 

 Public Reception:

Thursday, February 20, 2020

5:30 – 7:00 pm

 

 

 

EXHIBITION DATES

December 11, 2019 – April 8, 2020

 

Centrally located on level 2 in the atrium near the putting green, the Art Gallery’s pre-security location encourages passengers and locals to discover the exceptional works by locally and internationally renowned artists. As a major gateway to South Florida, Palm Beach International Airport serves over 6.7 million passengers annually and offers over 200 nonstop flights daily.

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITION DATES

December 11, 2019 – April 8, 2020

 

EXHIBITION THEME

Artfully Discovering The Palm Beaches highlights the diverse beauty there is to discover throughout Palm Beach County.

 

ARTWORK SPECIFICATIONS

Artwork must be:

  • Two-dimensional. Finished on all sides or framed, wired across top third. ALL mediums welcome. No reproductions.
  • Minimum size: 30” width x 30” height including frame. Maximum size: 56” width x 70” height including frame.

 

ONLINE APPLICATION & IMAGE SUBMITTAL

  • Only one artwork per artist.

 

Art submittal is a two-step process. The first step requires that you complete the application. The second step requires emailing jpeg images of your artwork. Jpeg images of your artwork shall not exceed 1920 pixels on the longest side. Please name the artwork file–Lastname_Firstname. If you are submitting an additional jpeg image of your framed artwork, please name second file ArtworkWithFrame_Lastname_Firstname. If the combined file size of submitted jpeg images exceeds 20MB, Palm Beach County cannot receive them.

 

Please click here to complete application. At the end of completing the application form, you will be prompted to email jpeg images of your artwork.

 

SCHEDULE

  • Online Application & Images Due: December 2, 2019 4:00pm

 

  • Art Acceptance Notification: December 6, 2019 4:00pm

 

  • Deliver Artwork to Airport Art Gallery / Artist Video Interviews:  December 11, 2019, 9:30am-2:30pm

To facilitate artwork delivery and the video interview process, accepted artists will be assigned a time to drop off their artwork, and be interviewed. Artists should plan to be at the Airport Art Gallery for at least 30 minutes to complete art intake and their interview. Upon notification, selected artists will receive delivery time and interview questions in order to prepare for the interview.  If artists are not available to deliver their work personally at assigned delivery time, their artwork will still be included in the video, but without an interview.

 

  • Reception: February 20, 2020, 5:30-7:00pm

 

  • Pick-Up Artwork at Airport Art Gallery: April 8, 2020  10:00-11:00am

 

JUDGE

Nichole Hickey began creating art at a young age and has been working in the arts field for 19 years. Currently she is focusing on her new body of mixed media works, as well as curating personal and public collections. Formerly she worked with Palm Beach County professional artists for 9 years, curating and installing exhibitions. She also represented gallery artists and sought out new talent for a Palm Beach gallery, which took her to Manhattan and all over the world.  Her B.A. is in Art History from the University of Wisconsin.

 

CURATOR

Elayna Toby Singer, Palm Beach County Art in Public Places Administrator

 

ART SALES

Artists keep 100% of income from sales. Artwork that sells cannot be removed until the end of the show.

 

EXHIBITION RECEPTION

On February 20, 2020 at 5:30pm the public is invited to meet featured artists and discover their extraordinary talents. With live music by locally based performance artists and yummy refreshments, this event is one of season’s most popular happenings. Complimentary parking is offered to reception attendees in the Short Term Parking Lot, excluding SunPass.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Elayna Toby Singer, Art in Public Places Administrator

(561) 233-0235

 esinger@pbcgov.org

 

 

 

 

 

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53rd Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show Has Something For Everyone November 23-24 At South Florida Fairgrounds. Rickie Report Readers Get Discount Coupon

The 53rd Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show takes place November 23-24 at the South Florida Fair Grounds.  This is a family oriented, culturally stimulating show. Proceeds provide the operating budget for the Gem & Mineral Society for the following year. Get more information about this wonder-filled organization in the article!   The show is run totally by member volunteers.The Rickie Report shares the details plus a coupon for reduced admission charges, which may be duplicated as often as you like.

 

 

Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc.

Presents:

 

The 53rd Annual

Gem, Mineral, Bead, Jewelry, & Fossil Show

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

 9 am – 6 pm

&

Sunday, November 24, 2019

 10 am – 5 pm

 

Adults/Seniors 1 day $9.00  or  2-day pass $14.00
Children under 12 are FREE.

 Visit our website for more details:

www.gemandmineralsociety.org

 

Something for the whole family!

 

 

Expo Center East

South Florida Fairgrounds

9067 Southern Blvd.,        West Palm Beach, FL 33411

www.southfloridafair.com

 

 

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

 

Geodes!

 

 

Wide range of educational activities and exhibits:

Demonstrations Include:

Gem & Mineral Society members’ skills learned in club classes

 Faceting

Cabochon making

Chain making

Bead stringing 

AND More…

Palm Beach Museum of Natural History

Speakers

 

Great Shopping, Geode Cracking, Fossil Dig, Gemstone Mining, Spin-the-Wheel Game, Face & Rock Painting, Grand Prize Drawing, Door Prizes!

 

 

 

Learning is Fun!

 

 

Decorative Items For the Home and Office

Hourly Door Prizes

 Grand Door Prize

Kids Activities

 

The Society offers many types of educational and cultural experiences. We operate a full lapidary shop open to our members. We also offer classes in lapidary and jewelry making for adults as well as children.

Learning Is Fun!

Our monthly meetings are held at the building across from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in Dreher Park on the 3rd Thursday of each month and feature guest speakers or demonstrations that are educational as well as entertaining.

 

 

DISCOUNT  ADMISSION  COUPONS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother Nature At Her Best!

 

 

Club Purpose:

To associate persons of the Palm Beach area of cutting, displaying and studying of rocks, shells, artifacts, and any kind of scientific objects of interest to the individual and the organization to promote community interest in these objects.

The society is a member of the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical & Lapidary Societies Inc. and the Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc., which are affiliated with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies. Our members are able to participate in activities sponsored by these organizations.

 

 

 

 

 

Membership applications are available at the show or on our web site, www.gemandmineralsociety.org

Visit our web site for more information, photos from past shows, membership forms and $1 discount coupons for the show.

 

 

 

 

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LUSH: A Contemporary Ceramics Exhibit Will Enchant You At Lighthouse ArtCenter November 11 – January 4 With Exhibit, Lectures, Workshops, Award Reception

To celebrate the success of Chad Steve and his Ceramics Department, the Lighthouse ArtCenter is hosting LUSH: A Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition from November 11, 2019 – January 4, 2020.  Over 500 pieces were considered, but only 109 pieces were selected.  The artwork comes from as far away as Japan, and as close as down the street. On Thursday, November 21 during the artists’ reception which is open to the public, esteemed juror Alex Zablocki, will announce the winners from the juried entrants who will share four monetary awards that total $3,500. Alex is offering a two-day workshop, “Thinking Through the Vessel” on Saturday & Sunday, November 23-24.  Registration is open to non-members.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the exhibit and workshop plus some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Award Reception:

Thursday, November 21, 2019

5:30 – 7:30 pm

No charge for members, nonmembers $5.00

 

 

 

Exhibit is available November 11, 2019 – January 4, 2020

 

 

 

Register NOW: 

Please call (561) 746-3101 or go to www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

Ceramics by Alex Zablocki

 

 

In a world where mobile phones are ringing, and pinging, where emails and text messages demand attention, where TVs run in the background in every nook and cranny it can be hard to imagine that quiet creative places, soothing to the soul, still exist. 

But, open the door to a working ceramics studio and tranquility billows out.  It. Is. Enchanting.  

This is the alchemy of earth, air, fire and water.  It’s the magic created by craftsmen who turn mud into high art and functional ware. 

You’re welcome to feel it yourself, visit Chad Steve, at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery and School of Art, just a stone’s throw away to the northern end of Palm Beach County.  Chad runs the ceramics department where the student enrollment has doubled and doubled again in the three years he’s been teaching there.

With a …thumpthumpthump… Students from 19 to 90 settle into a gentle rhythm as they methodically wedge their clay to remove any air pockets.  Some settle at a potter’s wheel, while others are hand building and although they are working at different levels of accomplishment there is an undeniable sense of comradery in the room.

 

 

Lettuceware Teapot by Dodie Thayer

 

 

 

Of great interest to collectors is an important selection of original Lettuceware that is featured in the west gallery where a retrospective exhibition celebrates the original ceramic works of Dodie Thayer, most well known for her iconic green table ware evocative of crinkly heads of cabbage.  Lettuceware collectors read like the Who’s Who of society from around the globe.  They include the Queen of England, Jackie Kennedy Onassis  and Oprah Winfrey, to name a few.  Mrs. Marshal Field V is loaning two of her large soup tureens for the exhibition, while Mrs. Thayer’s daughter is pulling pieces from the family’s treasures which have never before been shown.  They are irreplaceable.  

 

 

 

Lettuceware platter by Dodie Thayer

 

 

If you’ve been in the area for a while then you may be aware that Dodie DuBois Thayer Hawthorn was one of the original eight artists who established the Lighthouse ArtCenter 56 years ago along with Christopher Norton.  Dodie’s ceramic tableware became synonymous with Palm Beach at a time when Palm Beach represented the epitome of culture.  Until a few years ago all of Mrs. Thayer’s lettuceware was handmade, a few short years ago she licensed Tory Burch to manufacture her iconic lettuceware.  Although the work on exhibit at the Lighthouse ArtCenter will not be available for purchase, the ware produced by Tory Burch is still available in their shop on Worth Avenue.

 

 

Douglas Basset Andrews, a noted collector and art consultant, is loaning pieces of his recently acquired contemporary ceramics by Kentaro Kawabata, and Masaomi Yasunaga.  These pieces were shipped directly from exhibition openings in Los Angeles in time for LUSH. 

 

 

Ceramics by Alex Zablocki

 

 

It’s the energy and the enthusiasm of the staff, the students, and the volunteers at the Lighthouse ArtCenter that continue to thrive in this vibrant community. While most arts non-profits are struggling, the Lighthouse ArtCenter is bursting at the seams.  The School of Art serves over 2,600 adult students and 700 children.  Faculty members provide outreach to underserved residents in the community and every month a free and accessible class for special needs adults is offered at no charge in the master studio.  “We are bursting at the seams” says Nancy Politsch, executive director, “And that explains why we are creating a capital campaign to build a second floor on the gallery. It will expand the school and increase the size of the gallery.  The distinguished architect, Scott Hughes, is working on plans that will pull the best kept secret in Tequesta out of the 1960s and into the 21st century.  His plans for the new building are clean, sleek and bright.” 

 

 

Wood fired Vase by Brian Kovachik

 

 

When she joined the ArtCenter, three  years ago, Nancy Politsch, unpacked 38 years of experience in wealth management, along with a special brand of belt tightening that has resulted in a streamlined operation with a small and mighty staff that serves up the arts with passion seven days a week.  

 

 

Vase by Kentaro Kawabata On Loan Courtesy of  Douglas B. Andrews

 

 

 

Janeen Mason, the curator, creates eleven exhibitions annually at the ArtCenter and installs satellite exhibitions in other venues such as the 22nd Floor Gallery of the Capitol Building in Tallahassee, or in the new offices of the Community Foundation of Martin-St.Lucie.  It’s hard to believe her exhibitions, which some say are worthy of MOMA, are tucked away in Gallery Square North in Tequesta.  Earlier this year the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum created a special exhibition called Building Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim for the ArtCenter in order to honor Peter Lawson-Johnston, the grandson of Solomon R. Guggenheim, who now serves as the honorary chairman of the board of directors for the Lighthouse ArtCenter. 

The ongoing success of the ArtCenter is directly related to generous patrons like Mrs. Lehan, who give their time, talent and resources, to insure cultural programming at this level is available to all who want to enjoy it, regardless of their ethnicity or economic standing.  This insures the heartbeat of the community, the Lighthouse ArtCenter will continue to thrive into the next 56 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Please call (561) 746-3101 or go to www.LighthouseArts.org

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

(561)748-8737

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

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Artists’ Guild Of Boca Museum Of Art Announce Two Events: New Opening Reception November 14 And Holiday Art Sale November 30 & December 1

The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art invites the public to an Opening Reception on Thursday,  November 14 to see the newest artworks in the gallery. Stop by for the Holiday Art Sale on Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1! Holidays are special and so are the gifts you give.  Think “outside the box” and come to the Boca Raton Museum of Art –  The Artists Guild for a gift of art.  It will make someone smile long after the holiday season.  Support local artists and the Boca Museum with gifts of small works, all media, including jewelry.  Artists donate a portion of the sale price to the Museum.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

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

bocamuseum.org       guild@bocamuseum.org

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

561.278.7877

 

 

 

ARTISTS   GUILD   GALLERY

 

 NEW OPENING RECEPTION:  

 

 

THURSDAY,   NOVEMBER 14

 

 

 7 –  8:30  PM

 

 

Free admission & Parking /  Open to the Public

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

 

 

 

 

 

2019   H O L I D A Y       A R T       S A L E!

2019   H O L I D A Y       A R T       S A L E!

2019   H O L I D A Y       A R T       S A L E!

 

 

 

Everyone’s invited – it’s free and open to the public

 

Saturday, November 30

&

Sunday,  December 1

10 am – 6 pm

Many artworks in main exhibition will also be discounted, this weekend only.

* All major credit cards accepted

 

 

 

For detailed information about these events, future exhibits, and membership, please visit:

 

bocamuseum.org

bocamuseum.org/artistsguild

For more information:

Steve Nash:  spnash@aol.com

 

 

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Shop Unique Locally Made Items, Food, Music, And More At Resource Depot’s First Makers Market Friday, November 15 & Saturday, November 16 In West Palm Beach

Shop unique and locally made items while enjoying music, food, and other treats at Resource Depot‘s first Makers Market on Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16This FREE two-day event brings our community together and gives local artists an opportunity to showcase and sell their handmade creations. Shop over 24 creative vendors, dance to live music, savor delicious food, and sip on samples from our neighborhood distillery, Steel Tie Spirits Co. In honor of our 20th anniversary, the first 20 shoppers each day will receive Resource Depot Swag Bags! The Rickie Report shares the details with some sneak peeks! Make sure to check out the TreasuRE during our Makers Market on both Friday and Saturday night. Our Materials Marketplace will be open for shopping on Saturday only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, November 15     6 – 9 pm

&

Saturday, November 16     9 am – 4 pm

 

 

Resource Depot

2510 Florida Avenue        West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

Kindness Batters Vegan Bakery will be selling plant-based baked goods at our Makers Market! Check out their website: https://www.kindnessbatters.com/

 

 

Resource Depot is a nonprofit creative reuse center that turns waste into artistic wonder by collecting and distributing excess materials to teachers, artists, and creative individuals. By doing this, we benefit classrooms, summer camps, art studios, and most importantly, the environment. Resource Depot encourages the community to express themselves through creating with diverse and reusable materials while promoting environmentally sustainable lifestyles.

 

 

 

Sacred Botanicals will be selling an array of herbal tinctures, tonics, and salves at our Makers Market!

 

 

The TreasuRE is our market for one-of-a-kind and newly packaged items, and it will be open for shopping during the Makers Market! In the TreasuRE you can expect to find vintage goods, jewelry, art and office supplies, holiday décor, and even more at just fraction of retail pricing! Make sure to check out the TreasuRE during our Makers Market on both Friday and Saturday night. Our Materials Marketplace will be open for shopping on Saturday only. For more information about the TreasuRE, please visit: https://www.resourcedepot.net/red-hot-find-zone

 

 

 

The Antsy Artist will be selling wearable art, clothing, and fashion accessories at our Makers Market!

   

Resource Depot’s GalleRE is a space for exhibiting local artists who incorporate the reuse of materials into their artwork. The GalleRE serves as an educational space to remind people what the imagination can accomplish through creative reuse. To find out more information about Artist opportunities in our GalleRE, check out the Call to Create page on our website: https://www.resourcedepot.net/gallere-1

 

 

For more information about this event, how to participate in future events, or get involved:

PHONE: 561-882-0090

EMAIL: membership@resourcedepot.net

WEBSITE: www.resourcedepot.net/makers-market

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/495817267665485/

 

 

 

 

 

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Ursula Fernandez Is Featured Artist At Perrine Community House At Palmetto Bay. Meet The Artist At The Opening Reception November 16

Meet Featured Artist, Ursula Fernandez at the Perrine Community House at Palmetto Bay on Saturday, November 16. The public is welcome to this exhibit, “The Story of Many”, showing Ursula’s vast body of work. Her art reflects her tropical roots with an influence by the art form she herself studied for many years, ballet. While she is best known for her portrait paintings in oil, she also works with acrylic, charcoal and ink. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Don’t miss the opportunity to meet this gracious and talented artist!

 

 

 

 

U R S U L A       F E R N A N D E Z

 

SOLO  EXHIBIT:

 

“THE   STORY   OF   MANY”

Opening Reception

Saturday November 16

6:30- 8:30 PM

Palmetto Bay

900 Perrine Ave

Palmetto Bay, FL

 

 

 

 

 

Ursula Fernandez shares these words from her heart about this exhibit, “My tribute and sincere gratitude goes out to my family, mentor, friend artists, teachers, designers and buyers, all those that have revolved in my world of art, whom have been a source of energy for my creations. When at work, I dive into a world of my own, where I find peace, contentment and great satisfaction”.

 

She goes on to say, “My love working with oils has been because I can express an infinite variety of mixed emotions and beauty. Every time I have picked up a brush I have learned something new and have expanded my artistic horizons. The time has come to retire from my professional life as an artist, I will not put the brush down entirely, I will be always open to sit and give to art lovers, that which I have learned in my years practicing art. I will always be happy to hear from you, if you need help, maybe advise, and why not a special order or just to say hello, Let me share with you this one of my favorite quote from unknown source: ‘Art is a fascinating and amazing vehicle of self-expression. It is a rewarding journey of learning and discovery. Art is an adventure motivated by the heart, with an understanding of the process developed through practice’”.

 


Ursula Fernandez at her easel

 

 

Ursula was born in Havana, Cuba and began sketching at the age of 15.  Her neighbor, Felix de Cossio, a recognized portrait painter, was a major influence on Ursula.  As she observed him at work, he taught her valuable tips and techniques.  She tells The Rickie Report, “This planted a deep seated love for painting”.

 

 

Artist, Ursula Fernandez

 

 

For many years, Ursula dedicated her life to her career and family, raising four children.  She never forgot her passion for painting.  In 1979, she picked up a brush and followed her heart. By 1981, she completed her first portrait!  Coming from a family of artists, she was eager to strike out on her own.

 

 

“Two Ballet Dancers” by Ursula Fernandez

 

Years later, while living in Florida, never leaving her art, she enrolled in a course taught by her long time childhood neighbor, Felix de Cossio!  He had made a successful career painting portraits of famous socialites in New York City.  Spending more time with her mentor, Ursula acquired the techniques and qualities that would serve her well throughout her own career as an artist.

 

 

“The Street Vendor” by Ursula E. Fernandez

Ursula tells us, “The subject caught my attention, a street vendor in one of the Caribbean Islands, I kept the photo to create my painting.  I was drawn to her facial expression, I knew then it would be a challenge to capture her spirit, her pleasant smile regardless that she is selling bananas under the hot sun.  Her eyes are covered by the shade of her straw hat, her rouged hands holding the wooden box.  I created a background showing the hustle and bustle of the market place.  The Street Vendor became the recipient of an Honorable Mention Award.

 

 

One can see that Ursula’s ballet and dance teaching experience enhances her appreciation for and discernment for typical details when she paints these particular subjects.  The majority of her work is inspired by her tropical roots.  Her paintings are rich in texture and color.  Her own warmth comes through each piece.

 

“The Nap” by Ursula Fernandez

 

 

While she still favors painting with oil, Ursula takes life by the hand and is eager to try new techniques and mediums.  She has great success with her portraitures and many of her florals are dedicated to endangered plants.  She is an award-winning artist and many of her pieces can be found in private collections. 

 

 

Ursula has also painted murals at several local sites. She tells us, “I love painting and teaching art, which has been my life long passion. Born from a family of artists and with the inspiration of my neighbor, whom I watched while at work, I was able to pursue this dream at a much later stage in my life. Please come in and read all about it, browse my portfolio, and if you like what you see, drop me an email, I will surely appreciate it!”

 

“Roses in a Wooden Vase” by Ursula Fernandez

Ursula offers painting classes and is available for portraits.  When one is commissioned, she likes to meet the person and also works from 3-4 photos.  She is a Signature Member of the Wellington Art Society and is happy to be painting in her own studio.  

 

 

 

To see Ursula’s website and complete portfolio, please visit:

   www.ursulafernandez.com 

0r call  561-301-6848.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CORRECTION: 27 Annual Juried Art & Craft Show, An Olde Fashioned Holiday November 21, 22, 23 At The Fieldhouse At Old School Square (Formerly The Vintage Gymnasium) Hosted By Southern Handcraft Society Pineapple Grove Chapter

`​The Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach, ​celebrates its ​27 ​Annual Juried art and craft show, “An Olde Fashioned Holiday”, at the Fieldhouse (formerly the Vintage Gymnasium) at Old School Square. All items are hand made ​by local crafters and artists​ and many are one-of-a-kind works of art. Gift and holiday items include Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas themes, plus items that are appropriate for any occasion. ​Don’t miss the Limited Edition ornaments. Come on Thursday, November 21, Friday, November 22, and Saturday, November 23 and prepare to be amazed at ​all of ​our local talent! ​Consider joining this group if you have an interest in art and/or crafts! ​Free Admission with convenient parking at the garage across the street​. ​The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

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Southern Handcraft Society

Pineapple Grove Chapter     Delray Beach, FL

Invites you to:


27 Annual Juried Art and Craft Show

“An Olde Fashioned Holiday”

Thursday, November 21, 2019 – 9 am to 8 pm
Friday, November 22, 2019 – 9 am to 8 pm
Saturday, November 23, 2019 – 9 am to 2 pm

 

 

The Fieldhouse ( Formerly the Vintage Gymnasium)

At

Old School Square Center 

51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33444

 

 

 

FREE ADMISSION

 

 

Convenient Parking across the street​

Old School Square is located on the corner of NE 1st Street and NE 1st Avenue ​

 

 

Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach is over 20 years old. We have over 60 members consisting of local artists and crafts people and are welcoming to newcomers.

We meet the 1st Wednesday of each month at the Senior Center at Veterans Park at 7 pm.

We hope you will stop by!

 

 

 

 

 

Our local artists and crafters create one-of-a-kind works of art. Our Limited Edition ornaments are spectacular and are limited to only 100 pieces.

 

We have gift and holiday items including Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas…along with items that are appropriate for any occasion.

 

 

 

We have jewelry, cards, journals, ornaments, shell art, glass art, hand-painted and turned wood pieces, hand-knit hats, sweaters, and blankets, aprons purses, quilts, pillows and many other items. We also feature food and candy items. Prepare to be incredibly amazed by all of our local talent!

 

 

 

 

“We are a group of extremely talented and crafty people who create paintings, cards, journals, jewelry, knitted items, dolls, stuffed animals, quilts, etc. We’re friendly! We’re very funny and we always welcome new members”, they tell The Rickie Report.

 

Southern Handcraft Society is a wonderful networking group of fine artists and artisans. They meet monthly in Delray Beach. For more information about SHS please contact Madeline at mhincken@gmail.com.

 

 

 

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

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Southern Handcraft Society Pineapple Grove Chapter Presents 27 Annual Juried Art & Craft Show, An Olde Fashioned Holiday November 21, 22, 23 At Old School Square

​The Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach, ​celebrates its ​27 ​Annual Juried art and craft show, “An Olde Fashioned Holiday”, at Old School Square. All items are hand made ​by local crafters and artists​ and many are one-of-a-kind works of art. Gift and holiday items include Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas themes, plus items that are appropriate for any occasion. ​Don’t miss the Limited Edition ornaments. Come on Thursday, November 21, Friday, November 22, and Saturday, November 23 and prepare to be amazed at ​all of ​our local talent! ​Consider joining this group if you have an interest in art and/or crafts! ​Free Admission with convenient parking at the garage across the street​. ​The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

SHSDelrayChapterlogoimage

 

Southern Handcraft Society

Pineapple Grove Chapter     Delray Beach, FL

Invites you to:


27 Annual Juried Art and Craft Show

“An Olde Fashioned Holiday”

Thursday, November 21, 2019 – 9 am to 8 pm
Friday, November 22, 2019 – 9 am to 8 pm
Saturday, November 23, 2019 – 9 am to 2 pm

Old School Square Center For The Arts

51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33444

FREE ADMISSION

Convenient Parking across the street​

Old School Square is located on the corner of NE 1st Street and NE 1st Avenue ​

 

 

Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach is over 20 years old. We have over 60 members consisting of local artists and crafts people and are welcoming to newcomers.

We meet the 1st Wednesday of each month at the Senior Center at Veterans Park at 7 pm.

We hope you will stop by!

 

 

 

 

 

Our local artists and crafters create one-of-a-kind works of art. Our Limited Edition ornaments are spectacular and are limited to only 100 pieces.

 

We have gift and holiday items including Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas…along with items that are appropriate for any occasion.

 

 

 

We have jewelry, cards, journals, ornaments, shell art, glass art, hand-painted and turned wood pieces, hand-knit hats, sweaters, and blankets, aprons purses, quilts, pillows and many other items. We also feature food and candy items. Prepare to be incredibly amazed by all of our local talent!

 

 

 

 

“We are a group of extremely talented and crafty people who create paintings, cards, journals, jewelry, knitted items, dolls, stuffed animals, quilts, etc. We’re friendly! We’re very funny and we always welcome new members”, they tell The Rickie Report.

 

Southern Handcraft Society is a wonderful networking group of fine artists and artisans. They meet monthly in Delray Beach. For more information about SHS please contact Madeline at mhincken@gmail.com.

 

 

 

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

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Ramel Jasir Offers Demo And Artist Talk At Wellington Art Society Meeting On November 13. Public Is Invited To Meet The Artists And Network

The Wellington Art Society will have a demonstration by Ramel Jasir, a distinctive mixed media artist, on Wednesday, November 13 at the Wellington Community Center.  A “Meet and Greet” is followed by a member spotlight, a brief meeting and art raffle.  Ramel uses the beauty and diversity of the people to reaffirm the commonalities that bind us as one humanity. Everyone is welcome to attend.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Ramel’s artistry. 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  November 13, 2019

 

6:30 pm

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

FEATURING:

 

 

RAMEL    JASIR

 

“Sankofa” by Ramel Jasir

 

 

Ramel was born and raised in Portsmouth, Virginia and has been involved in creative art since he was very young.  His older brother introduced him to art by having him draw Batman’s ears.  This was the beginning of his evolving as an artist. He is a self taught artist who hones his skills through experimental learning, research and a passion to bring realism, authenticity and strong emotion to all his creations.  

 

“An Orange Moon” by Ramel Jasir

 

Ramel continues to evolve as an artist and is inspired by the plurality of his cultural heritage and the diverse cultural and tribal art by Native, Americans and the petroglyph art of Puerto Rico.  He uses the beauty and diversity of the people to reaffirm the commonalities that bind us as one humanity. 

 

 

“Incompredido” by Ramel Jasir

 

He creates art that is inspiring, evocative, educational and true.  Ramel tells The Rickie Report, “I like to describe my work as a voice in color that resonates various emotionally charged motifs of love, family, universal human rights and politics”.

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986