Gallery 14 In Vero Beach Kicks Off Its 16th Season By Featuring Two New Artist-Owners Jessica Leto And Evan Schwarze. Free Public Reception On Friday, October 6-Exhibit Runs Oct. 3-27

Gallery 14 in Vero Beach opens its 16th season with a double header, introducing two new owner-artists, Jessica Leto and Evan Schwarze. Their works will be given a special expanded exhibit in two shows entitled:  Color Confessions: Abstracts by Jessica Leto, and Light and Leisure: Impressionism by Evan Schwarze. These exhibits will run concurrently from Tuesday Oct 3 to Friday Oct 27, with an Opening Reception on Friday, October 6, 2023 as part of the First Friday Gallery Stroll. Explore the relationships between color, space and movement with a bit of gold leaf from Jessica and a range of representational to abstract pieces from Evan.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!






1911 14th Avenue    Vero Beach, FL. 

Phone: 772 562-5525.  Visit:




Welcomes   Two   New   Artist-Owners




Color Confessions: Abstracts

by   Jessica Leto




Light and Leisure: Impressionism

by Evan Schwarze















Meet     the     Artists     Reception


Friday,    October 6,  2023



5    –    8   pm




“Out To Sea” by Evan Schwarze



Enjoy  Vero  Beach’s  1st  Friday  Gallery  Strolls

Exhibits run Tuesday Oct 3 to Friday Oct 27, 2023




“Free Fall” by Jessica Leto




Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 – 5 and Saturday 10 – 4

Also open by appointment

Closed Sunday and Monday  





“It Was All A Dream” by Jessica Leto




Jessica’s work is both ethereal and haunting, as she explores the relationships between color, space and movement, often incorporating the sheen of gold leaf with intuitive strokes and experimental mark making.  She holds a BA in Studio Art from Florida Atlantic University, and has a background in graphic design.  Originally from Virginia, Jessica is now rooted in Vero Beach, FL.,  



“Sharing The Love” by Evan Schwarze



Evan, who was raised in Dayton Ohio as the son of an art critic and English literature teacher, holds a BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design.  With work ranging from representational to abstract, Evan applies paint to canvas with brush and palette knife using transparent glazes and thick opaque strokes – creating vibrations of light.  He is especially known for his impressionistic style that transforms us to tropical waters.  


Featured  throughout  the  year  at  Gallery  14:

Lila Blakeslee

Barbara du Pont

Barbara Landry

Mary Ann Hall

Deborah Morrell Polackwich

Dorothy Napp Schindel

Walford Campbell

Joan Earnhart

Terry Green

Viola Pace Knudsen

Jessica Leto

Mia Lindberg

Francis Mesaros

Michael Robinson

Evan Schwarze

Carol Staub

Artist-sales associate Jo Zaza    





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





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or Email:



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Take A “Chance For Art” And Win Original Art Pieces To Support Local Artists And Martin County Open Studio Tour. Deadline To Participate Is October 28, 2023

Martin Artisans Guild is offering Chances for Art 2023! Artists have donated original artworks to raise money for scholarships to cover the Open Studio Tour fees. You may acquire raffle tickets specific to the artworks you are interested in for $20 each. See the art at The Palm Room Art Gallery NOW through October 28 The drawing takes place at 4:30 pm.  You do not have to be present at the drawing. Values on items range from $70 to $800+. Many of these award winning artists donating are nationally and internationally known.  The Rickie Report shares the details and photos of the Chances for Art!  





Y O U        C O U L D





One   or   more



Of   these   ORIGINAL   works   of   art



For   as   little   as   $20!





Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique



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)



OR    Buy tickets  ONLINE:










NOW  through  October  28, 2023  




ALL artwork is ready to hang.





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

The Martin Artisans Guild


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

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


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Wellington Art Society Presents Jessica Ransom, Director Of Artist Services At Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County At First Season Meeting Wednesday, September 13. New Exhibit “Creative” Opening Reception Is October 3

The Wellington Art Society will feature a presentation by Jessica Ransom, Director of Artist Services at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at the Wellington Community Center. The event includes a meet and greet, a member spotlight, a brief meeting and Jessica’s discussion.  In addition, mark your calendars for a new municipal art exhibition, “Creative” going on now through November 24, 2023, at the Wellington City Hall. The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Tuesday, October 3, 2023. Enjoy the original artwork of 24 artists and 70 works of art in various media including oil, acrylic, watercolor, ceramics and photography.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details and a sneak peek.  The public is welcome to ALL WAS events!







Public Is Invited To


Wellington Art Society Meeting


Wednesday, September 13, 2023


5:30 pm



Wellington  Community  Center


12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL





Jessica Ransom,

Director of Artist Services

at the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County




For more information contact: Heather Bergstrom,




Jessica Ransom manages, curates, and oversees installation of all exhibitions as the Director of Artist Services at the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County. The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County is the only organization solely dedicated to supporting arts and culture in the Palm Beaches. In its’ sustaining effort to foster growth of the cultural sector, the Council provides support services to cultural organizations and creative professionals, administers public and private grant programs, advocates for cultural funding, enhances local arts education, and promotes cultural tourism.






Jessica serves as the primary contact for professional visual artists in Palm Beach County and leads the Council’s Artist Resource Team. Jessica has held positions throughout the art industry as an art advisor and appraiser, developing clientele for a fine art handling firm, and managing the contemporary art space Culture Lab at City Place. Her experience includes advising private collectors on purchases, sales, and appraisals, overseeing both private and public art installations, and managing all aspects of art loans. Jessica received her master’s in the History of Art and the Art Market from Christie’s Education in New York City. She is the current chairperson of the City of West Palm Beach Art Life committee and is a board member of Impact the Palm Beaches.

For additional information on the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County, please visit their website at




WAS Announces New Exhibition

“Creative”  and  “Concepts”








Opening Reception:

Tuesday, October 3, 2023



5 – 7  pm



Wellington City Hall

12300 Forest Hill Boulevard, Wellington FL, 33414

Now through November 24, 2023



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


Enjoy the original artwork of 24 artists and 70 works of art in various media including oil, acrylic, watercolor, ceramics and photography.

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


Featured   Artists are:

Barbara Bailey

 Heather Bergstrom

 Betty Brodie

 Nancy Cinieri

 Ayesha T DeLorenzo

Kim Hope DiGiacomo

Nancy Fried

 Cynthia George

Jan Gmitter

 Laura Jaffe

Lou Ann La Bohn

Nancy Lee

 Joseph Marcou

 Paul Marshall

 Rose Gong Monier

 Susan Mosely

 Susan Oakes

Lucille Pallante

Leslie Pfeiffer

 Ava Rhodes

Marion Roberts

Carl Stoveland

Cindi Taylor

 Elaine Weber





The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 42nd 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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ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest’s Deadline Is Sunday, October 1, 2023. Meet The Virtual Artists In Residence In This Article. View The Exhibition Online November 20- December 23, 2023

ENDANGERED Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest 2023 is still accepting entries for its international exhibition. The DEADLINE to apply is Sunday, October 1, 2023. Cash prizes total over $6,500 and includes an Adult Category and Young Artist Category. Due to the generosity of Shechter & Associates, Young Artists ENTER FREE. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the Virtual Artist in Residence Program.  Sales from this contest benefits the Center for Great Apes.














“Everything is SOOOO Big” © 2022 Nancy Haseman.  All Rights Reserved






         “Testing the Waters” Pastels. © 2022 Deborah LaFogg-Docherty. All Rights Reserved




  The program offers an online gallery exhibition for a month and social media promote of your work.




“Too Cool”  Watercolors © 2022 Nancy Murphree Davis. All Rights Reserved.








 “What’s for Lunch?” © 2022 Photograph Anne Dignam. All Rights Reserved.





We are proud to show you a selection of the artists who have won this award over the past few months.





“Open Wide” © 2022 Photograph Jacha Potgieter. All Rights Reserved.











“Grassy Waters” Oil Painting © 2023 Patricia Maguire. All Rights Reserved

Closing date is October 1, 2023.








Center for Great Apes





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Vero Beach Art Club Opens Call For Artists, Vendors, Food Vendors For Prestigious Pointe West Country Club Public Event On Saturday, October 7 And Sunday, October 8, 2023

The Vero Beach Art Club, bringing us Top-Rated shows by Sunshine Magazine: Under the Oaks (8th in the nation) & Art by the Sea (48th) as well as Art in the Park on various Sundays at Humiston Park, and Art-Trail, and a 2-day studio tour… Introduces a NEW opportunity for artists:  The 2-day “On Location” Fine Arts Show at the prestigious Pointe West Country Club, Heritage Pavilion, Sat 10/7 & Sun 10/8, 2023. This show will include over 50 artist tents laid out in a circular formation with no dead ends, artist demonstrations, music, food vendors, and a classic car show by one of our sponsors, Motor City Classic Cars. The DEADLINE to apply is: Friday, September 15, 2023.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to apply to this show! ART LOVERS – MARK your calendars! This event is open to NON-members of VBAC!









Saturday, October 7, 2023

10 am – 5 pm


Sunday, October 8, 2023

10 am – 4 pm



Pointe West Country Club, Heritage Pavilion

1550 76th Dr.    Vero Beach FL






A   Brand  New   Show

for   Members   &   Non-Members

of   the   VBAC










Tent Exhibiting Artist:
VBAC Members: $75  
Non-Members: $175

Table Demonstrator: $75

How to Apply: 

Applications are $25/medium, you do need a separate application for each medium.

You may exhibit up to 2 mediums per tent.

Option 1: Artists supply the 10×10 white tent, 5 ft in between tents. (Please see exhibiting artist application)

Option 2: We have about 6-8 “Artist Demonstrator” spaces, they will be set up in a large tent supplied by the VBAC and given a one -8ft table to display work.

During set time throughout the show, they will be chosen to “Demonstrate” their style, technique, and procedure with expected small audiences.

Artists need to be present throughout the day and be responsible to sell their own work.

Both exhibiting artists are responsible to handle their own sales and pay FL sales tax.

Option 2 is very limited and a separate application. (Please see demonstration application)



This show is filling up fast, the deadline to enter is September 15, 2023!

Once Approved: 

You will be informed of approval soon after 9/15/2023 and required to pay the additional tent/display fees based on your type of participation within 5 business days.


For more information:

Home Page:





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Riverland Arts & Culture Center Opens Call For Artists And Vendors For Fall Festival On Saturday, October 14, 2023

The Riverland Arts & Culture Center, a private amenity located in the residential GL Homes community of Riverland in Port St. Lucie, FL, opens a call for artists and vendors for its Fall Festival on Saturday, October 14 with an expected turnout of  700- 1000 Riverland residents to attend. Held outdoors on the events plaza at the Riverland Arts & Culture Center, artists and vendors will reach new home owners looking for up-to-the-minute decor and products.  The Rickie Report shares the details and encourages emerging as well as seasoned artists and vendors to apply. We want to emphasize that you will be reaching a new audience, as most of the residents are new to the Port St. Lucie area!










We expect 700-1000 Riverland residents to attend.

This is a FREE event.





Lifestyle Manager, Heather Storm tells The Rickie Report, “GL Homes in Riverland offers affordable 55+ living. Located in the heart of Port St. Lucie, just 40 minutes north of West Palm Beach lies over 4,000 acres of beautiful homes, sweeping landscapes, serene lakes, winding walking and golf cart paths and a 34,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse with full blown resort-style amenities- all from the $400s-$900s. We look forward to welcoming you to Riverland and introducing you to our community!”






Load-In starts at 9:00am

Load-Out is at 5:30pm

Vendors must stay for the duration of the event.

The cost per 10 x 10 vendor space is $75 for the Fall Festival and payment must be made in advance.

There will be live entertainment and food and beverage – and activities throughout the day.

Complete this form to participate:




For more information please contact:

Heather Storm, Lifestyle Manager





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ART WARS III Opens Call For Artists, Crafters, Vendors As It Blends Art And Altruism In South Florida

Hatch 1121 and EmmanuelArt Designs partner with LULA in Lake Worth Beach with a CALL for artists, crafters, and vendors for ART WARS III on Saturday, February 17, 2024.  A blend of art and altruism, the event features 10 artists each creating a masterpiece with an undisclosed theme in four hours! Enjoy food, beverages, live music as you watch and shop!  This is a FREE EVENT!  Mark your calendars now!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists, crafters and vendors to apply to be part of this unique experience!











Saturday, February 17, 2024

6 – 10 pm


HATCH 1121

1121 Lucerne Ave.  Lake Worth, FL 33460





















If you have any burning questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Emmanuel Gonzales:

We’re here to help!



DEADLINE: October 10th, 2023. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to showcase your talent. Acceptance notifications will be sent out by October 15, 2023.



Get those brushes ready… and prepare for an epic battle of creativity!



ART WARS is an extraordinary philanthropic event that aims to provide immense support to the local art community by seamlessly blending the worlds of art and altruism. Promising an evening that will be etched in your memory, this event offers a delightful array of scrumptious food, invigorating beverages, and captivating live music.







The main highlight of this event is an exhilarating live painting competition, where 10 of the most exceptionally gifted artists from South Florida will be given 4 hours to create a masterpiece using their preferred materials. These artists will showcase several of their other awe-inspiring works in Hatch’s breathtaking indoor gallery. Alongside the incredible art battle will be a vendor’s alley, where a multitude of talented crafters will present their wares for sale, making ART WARS a true arts and crafts extravaganza!!









Audience members will vote for their favorite creation, while a surprise guest judge will also have the honor of selecting their personal favorite. The prizes that await the winners of this competition shall remain a thrilling secret for the present.



Curated by local artist Emmanuel Gonzales, ART WARS proudly presents its third edition in the mesmerizing region of South Florida. By attending this event, not only will you be treated to a visually stunning experience, but you will also be making a profound impact on the local art community.



Art by Emmanuel Gonzales




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




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


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Eleanor Leinen Shares Her Magical Life Journey, Inspiring All Of Us To Create Just When You Thought You Could Do No More! Meet The Artist On Thursday, August 24 At The MidFlorida Event Center In Port St Lucie

Eleanor Leinen is living a life people dream about. This “Renaissance Woman” brings her art and eclectic life experiences full circle. She served two Mayor’s of NYC as Assistant Commissioner of Telecommunications, Energy and Director of Special Projects & Events.  She  had lengthy conversations with Nelson Mandela, Mary Tyler Moore, Pavarotti, Butros Butros Galli, taught at New York City’s Museum of Natural History, New York University’s Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and was a Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines celebrity guest lecturer! Since moving to Port St. Lucie she has let no thing stop her as she once again transforms ideas into boundless creativity! Visit the MidFlorida Event Center and experience “Metamorphosis III” featuring The Genie Habitat Collection from August 25 – September16, 2023.  The public is welcome to an Opening Reception Party on Thursday, August 24th. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Don’t Miss the Opening Party – it will be a reception like no other you have experienced!





Monday through Friday   8 am to 5 pm 

772-807-4488       772-807-4471 (TDD)

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






Thursday, August 24, 2023

6:45 – 8 pm  

Free admission & parking



Eleanor Leinen



None of those previous positions leapfrogged Eleanor Leinen’s art career as much as becoming the owner of an artsy gift gallery in Englewood, New Jersey. After leaving the Mayor’s office, she opened Eleanor’s Craft Gallery which featured unique gifts created by upscale crafters.  When  her loyal clients urged her to provide wrapping to match the gifts, Eleanor reinvented the art of gift wrapping… and began making regular appearances on NBC’s Weekend Today in New York Show.



          From Eleanor Leinen’s Genie Habitat Collection

  The Genie of A Dreamer’s Dreams 



Her elaborate gift wraps became so popular that she penned a book UNIQUELY GIFTED, which featured her “out of the box” wraps she dubbed “PRESENT SCULPTURES.” From there, this woman’s imagination  took her on a super-sized Alice in Wonderland journey. Apparantly, the media had never seen giftwrapping of this nature either. She was featured in STORES, ESSENCE, HAIRSTYLE, SOUTHERN LADY magazines and more, plus NBC’s national Today Show, NBC’s Today in South Florida (10×), the Daily Buzz, Fox & Friends and DYI just to name a few…and became a media spokesperson for 3M. Her first giftwrapping exhibit “THE ORGINAL WRAPPER” was hosted by friend, Chris Noth  in his NYC club the Cutting Room and empty wrapped packages sold for $500 and up.




When Eleanor was diagnosed with diabetes, a friend asked her if she would be required to wear diabetic shoes which she had never heard of before. In her opinion diabetic and orthopedic shoes were simply “MONSTEROUS!” and something had to be done to make them fashion forward. So, she immediately turned her attentions to “fixing” this problem and created “WALK ANOTHER WAY” – a line of couture handpainted orthopedic footwear for women. The media had never seen anything like Eleanor’s shoes and within just a few months she garnered extensive editorial acclaim in – THE SUN SENTINEL, (” ONE OF THE MOST NOTABLE PEOPLE OF THE YEAR”), DIABETES FORECAST, ENTERPRISING WOMEN,  FOOTWEAR NEWS, (FN), and BOCA  magazines. To her shock and amazement Eleanor became one of MORE MAGAZINE and DOVE BEAUTY’S  “10 MOST INSPIRING WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES”.  




                    From Eleanor Leinen’s Genie Habitat Collection
The Genie of Royal Lifestyles





She tells The Rickie Report, “There are two moments in my professional life that humbled me –  the MORE/ DOVE BEAUTY MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT and an award I received from the prestigious New York State’s NORTH SHORE HOSPITAL –  “DIABETIC INNOVATOR AWARD OF THE YEAR”.  In addition, Zuilly also requested Eleanor to create an exclusive collection for their customers.


In the height of her career  Eleanor’s  husband of 25 years, Stephen Leinen, was stricken with cancer. Immediately, she put her career on a back burner for 8 years caring for him until his death in 2017. After her husband passed, Eleanor pondered about whether to pursue her art.  On the day her husband died she received word that she had won a coveted Artist In Residence to work and exhibit in STUDIO18 a well known gallery for emerging artists in Pembroke Pines, Florida where she exhibited frequently.

Like everything else in her life, she always leaned on her Mom’s advise and looked forward to new horizons. And as expected, she found a new love, Paul Rorhbaugh (also a widower),  who was a retired pharmacist, entrepreneur and art aficionado, overcame a major bout with cancer and surprisingly,  her art was rebooted by the Covid lockdown.

Two years into the pandemic they  married on Valentines Day. During the Covid crisis they took great joy decorating their home and purchased a number of tall floor bottles. One day her husband suggested that she might consider painting them. And so she did! They are now known as “THE GENIE HABITAT COLLECTION” – three years in the making along with framed wall art.



From Eleanor Leinen’s Genie Habitat Collection

A Baby Genie for New Parents        




Eleanor’s art is all about bright and luscious color schemes, unique  palates, texture and contemporary ornate designs that are combined with global ethnocentricities. Each creation dares the viewer to experience and discover the world of optimism she has enjoyed and hopes will emerge in time.




When asked what is so special about her fictictious Genies? Eleanor responds,   “Everyone who has ever fantasized about Genies thinks about wishes of wealth and sucess being granted but…what if the bottle and it’s  Genie  is “wish limited” …then what?” This comment capsulizes her brilliant imagination and her nod to whimsy which she believes one acquires from 71 years of living a magical life.




From Eleanor Leinen’s Genie Habitat Collection
Genie of Vacation Memories




Eleanor was raised by a smart college educated, spiritually unique, fashion forward mother and  father  who was an international businessman, spoke five languages and traveled all over the world bringing young Eleanor exotic gifts which she treasured. Other inspirations include her husband Paul and vintage National Geographic Magazines which stayed on the top of her childhood reading lists.






For more information about Eleanor’s artwork:


Cell:  646.286.9323




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39th ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival Applications Are Open To Seasoned And Emerging Artists For February 17 – 18, 2024 Event

The 39th ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival presented by Hanley Foundation, scheduled for February 17- 18, 2024, is currently accepting artist applications!  Artists can apply for jury selection in 12 fine art categories including Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing and Printmaking, Fiber (Wearable and Non-Wearable), Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Wood.  One of the nation’s top art festivals, ArtiGras, in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, attracts tens of thousands of art lovers and collectors. Produced by the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, showcases seasoned and emerging artists, offering a special opportunity to artists who have not been in a professional show before.  The Rickie Report shares tend details and urges you to apply!






February 17 – 18, 2024








Along with more than 250 onsite artists, the 39th edition of ArtiGras will feature interactive art exhibits, children’s activities, live music, and a youth art competition among food and art demonstrations.


For more information visit




Digital Art

Drawing and Printmaking

Fiber (Wearable and Non-Wearable)



Mixed Media







Deadline Wednesday, September 27, 2023




Best of Show: $3,000

First Place (one in each category): $1000

Total: $15,000.00




ArtiGras offers the “Emerging Artist” category for local artists.

This program offers selected developing artists mentoring services, professional booth photos and complimentary tent rental. Qualifications include artists who have never exhibited in a show and reside in South Florida. Emerging Artist applicants should proceed in the same manner as professional artists and submit their artwork online


For more information:



Call (561) 748-3942






About Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce:

The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest and most active business organizations in Southeast Florida. Serving businesses in the ten (10) municipalities that make up Palm Beach North, the Chamber fosters a partnership of private, public, educational and civic organizations working together to ensure Palm Beach North is Florida’s “Prosperity Coast”. The Chamber’s four strategic imperatives are: A Prosperous Economy, High Quality of Life for all residents, a Smart and Connected Region, and Regional Leadership. For more information:




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33rd Annual All Florida Juried Art Show Presented By Martin Arts Opens Applications To All Florida Artists. Deadline To Apply Is October 1, 2023

The 33rd Annual All Florida Juried Art Show presented by Martin Arts continues its legacy featuring all Florida artists in all media. View pieces of art from artists all over the state from Tuesday, January 9 thru Saturday, March 2, 2024 at the Court House Cultural Center in Stuart. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges all artists who are residents of Florida to apply by October 1, 2023.






33rd   Annual   All   Florida   Juried   Arts   Show









First Place Winner 2022, “Photos” by Martin Dunn



Deadline to apply:  October 1, 2023





 Contact Jennifer at 772-287-6676 (x2) or email – please mention “All Florida Juried Show” in the subject line of the email.





For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits and events please visit:

Martin Arts

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994






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