Artists And Charities Hand In Hand Opens Call For Artists Of All 2D and 3 D Media (No Jewelry)

Artists and Charities Hand in Hand has opened a call for 2D and 3D artists (no jewelry) for their upcoming event at the Lighthouse Yacht Club on March 31 plus other events for the future.  This is a unique opportunity to be part of a win-win-win situation!  The artists benefit from all sales, the charities benefit from art sales and exposure to a new audience, and the art patrons benefit, knowing their purchase promotes local artists and local charities.  The Rickie Report shares the details for the March 31 event, which will benefit the Peggy Adams Rescue League.










2 D and 3 D art ( no jewelry)

IF you cannot be part of the March 31 event, please apply and send your jpegs for future events!



Sunday, March 31     10 am – 5 pm

Benefits: Peggy Adams Rescue League

Lighthouse Yacht Club

2701  NE  42nd  Street           Lighthouse Point, FL 33064









Artists and Charities Hand In Hand is calling for 3D and 2D artists to submit jpegs of their work to exhibit at a fundraising charity art show of 40+ artists to benefit the Peggy Adams Rescue League on Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Lighthouse Yacht Club, Lighthouse Pt., Fl.



20% of all net sales will be donated to the charity.

If accepted, there is a $250 exhibit fee to include a display booth 10′ x 80′,  all hanging materials, 2 chairs and 1 free lunch/soft beverage catered by the yacht club.

Space is limited and if applicant is not accepted for this event, he/she will be considered for a future charity/fundraising event.

Deadline for all applications is February 28, 2019.

Please send images of work to with your contact info and price points of your art.

Artists with strong sales followings are encouraged to apply.







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


Questions? Call Ingrid Robinson:  415-419-4292










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Armory Art Center Announces New Classes And Workshops For Session 4. For All Levels Of Experience And Ages

It’s time to register for Session 4 at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach!  Classes begin March 4, with offerings for all levels of experience and all ages.  The Rickie Report shares some of the highlights and urges you to take a look at the courses and workshops!




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







A D U L T      C L A S S E S:


Mondays, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Mar 4, 2019
Instructor: Ronald Shaw















Tuesdays, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Class Starts on Mar 5, 2019
Instructor: Michael Las Casas












Thursdays, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Class Starts on Mar 7, 2019
Instructor: Allyson Daley











Saturdays, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Class Starts on Mar 9, 2019
Instructor: Mary Catello











Saturdays, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Class Starts on Apr 13, 2019
Instructor: Maria Tritico






Tuesdays, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Mar 5, 2019
Instructor: Sam Perry









Wednesdays, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Class Starts on Mar 27, 2019
Instructor: Saul Martinez






Mondays, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Mar 4, 2019
Instructor: John Gatti




Y  O  U  T  H    C  L  A  S  S  E  S:





Ages: 5 yrs. to 7 yrs.
Saturdays, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Class Starts on Mar 9, 2019
Instructor: Steve Brouse






Ages: 8 yrs. to 10 yrs.
Saturdays, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Class Starts on Mar 9, 2019
Instructor: Vishan Seenath







Ages: 14 yrs. to 17 yrs.
Mondays, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Class Starts on Mar 4, 2019
Instructor: Jonathan Greene












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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Whitespace Offers Unique Wearable Body Sculpture At Art, Antique & Jewelry Show In Naples February 22 – 26

Whitespace, The Mordes Collection celebrates unique body sculpture and wearable art pieces at the Art, Antique & Jewelry Show in Naples, FL from February 22 – 26.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.







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Via Art Projects Invites Public To Free Reception February 12. Learn About For The Love Of Art Foundation, Meet Authors, Artists, And Browse This Emerging Artist Haven In Palm Beach

Via Art Projects in Palm Beach, FL invites the public to a special event on Tuesday, February 12, bringing awareness to For The Love of Art Foundation (FLOA).  Co-hosted by the Palm Beach Writers Group, you will meet Anita Gabler, Casey Tennyson, Charles Klotsche, David Mallegol, Ellen Liman, Erica Elliott, Erik Brown, James Gabler, Johanna Neuman, Katri Brasseaux, Layla Noor, Nancy Brinker, Pamela Acheson Myers, Philip Nicozisis, and Yury Slobodenuk. Admission is free.  Enjoy the refreshments as you browse this eclectic art space’s artworks and other creative objects.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.






208 Sunset Avenue & 114 N. County Road

     Palm Beach, FL 33480








Tuesday,  February 12

5 – 7 PM

Free admission and refreshments

Meet the authors, browse the original artwork, and explore this new art space which celebrates emerging artists!






For the Love of Art Foundation (FLOA) supports emerging artists of all ages and walks of life by providing gallery and studio space, canvas, creative guidance, art supplies, and more.  These artists are encouraged to continue their work in a welcoming environment through sponsorships by FLOA for those who merit it.

FLOA  (#83-1334813) is a 501(c)3 Tax Exempt Entity recognized by the IRS for charitable giving purposes.








Meet Casey Tennyson, author and innovative charity guru. She will be signing her book, “The Secret of Southern Shells”. Wouldn’t it be clever to match charitable individuals with the arts and see what comes of it? Enter Casey Tennyson and voila! – CHART – Charity Art Magazine is born ( The publication’s mission is to be a voice for charities and the arts. After ten years of publishing, Casey recently launched an exclusive Palm Beach edition of CHART , featuring “charticles” about local residents, the charities they support and the arts.



For more information:

Via Art Projects


208 Sunset Avenue & 114 N. County Road

     Palm Beach, FL 33480


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Third Thursday, February 21, At Lighthouse ArtCenter Features Lecture By J. Marshall Adams And Focuses On The Life And Achievements Of A.E.Backus

The Lighthouse ArtCenter announces plans for an informative talk about the artist A.E.”Bean” Backus by J.Marshall Adams, the Executive Director of the A.E.Backus Museum & Gallery. The public is welcome to hear the lecture during the monthly 3rd Thursday reception on February 21.  Mr. Backus has a fascinating place in the history of Florida art, as the preeminent landscape painter and the teacher of Alfred Hair, one of the original Florida Highwaymen, a group of mostly self-taught artists who painted Florida landscapes starting in the 1940’s. Don’t miss the Exhibit, “Building Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim” available now through March 2.






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

 First Saturday of the month no charge








Lighthouse ArtCenter Announces:

3rd Thursday

Thursday, February 21



J. Marshall Adams, Executive Director

 A.E. Backus Museum  & Gallery

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Wine and Hors d’oeuvres Reception

Free for Lighthouse ArtCenter members and $10 for non-members





A.E. “Bean” Backus painting en plein air, back country, St. Lucie County (late 1940s)







Mr. Marshall will present “Part Cracker, Part Monet: A.E. Backus.” As Florida’s preeminent landscape painter, A.E. “Bean” Backus (1906-1990), brought a natural eye and self-trained mastery to present the idyllic, rugged beauty of the glades, beaches, rivers, savannas, and back country of his home state with a singular devotion and unique sense of place. Mr. Marshall invites you to discover the compelling story of this artist’s creative practice and his altruistic spirit that continues to inspire today.




A.E. Backus (American, 1906-1990). Spanish Bayonets on the Indian River, c. 1960. Oil on canvas, 23 x 35 inches. Collection of the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery, 2008.B.2.OC.2.



With a career spanning more than 70 years, Backus was the first Florida-born artist to build his professional renown by painting the landscape and scenes from daily life of his native state. He was fortunate to have known great success during his lifetime, with paintings hanging in the businesses and the private collections of many of Florida’s most prominent citizens. A renowned humanitarian who abhorred the racist attitudes and segregation that engulfed the region, Backus taught and mentored the group of entrepreneurial African American artists who became known as the Florida Highwaymen. Their inspiring story is part of the A.E. Backus legacy.




A.E. Backus (American, 1906-1990). Morning Light – Everglades, c. 1970. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches. Collection of the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery, 2009.B.1.OC.1.




J. Marshall Adams is the Executive Director of the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce, Florida. Adams brings more than 20 years of museum experience to his role, and has been recognized statewide and nationally for his work. He was previously the Director of Education at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, the Director of Education & Exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, and the Head of School Programs at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. He has a Master’s in Museum Education from Bank Street College of Education in New York, and a Bachelor’s in Studio Art from Tulane University in New Orleans. The Backus Museum is a vital part of the cultural life of its community, and is well-regarded beyond for championing the history and legacy of A.E. Backus as one of the region’s most renowned artists, and as a humanitarian who felt that art was for everyone.




If your interest is piqued about the Highwaymen artists, the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery presents the new exhibition Artists of Color: Place, Race, and Vision of the Florida Highwaymen, featuring 50 works by original Highwaymen Harold Newton, Alfred Hair, Roy McLendon, Sam Newton, Willie Daniels, Mary Ann Carroll, Livingston Roberts, and Johnny Daniels. The exhibition demonstrates in powerful images how the Highwaymen’s search for economic independence, creative freedom, and a distinctive vision blended together in a way that transformed how we see the landscapes before us. The exhibition features works from private collections, many never exhibited before, and is curated by Roger Lightle. Artists of Color: Place, Race, and Vision of the Florida Highwaymen is on view through March 3, 2019.




About the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery

With a recently added, multi-million dollar expansion, the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery houses the nation’s largest public presentation of artwork by Florida’s preeminent painter, A.E. “Bean” Backus (1906-1990), and is home to the state’s only permanent multimedia exhibition on the Florida Highwaymen. In addition to preserving and perpetuating the artistic and humanitarian legacy of Backus, the Museum organizes and hosts changing exhibitions from artists of national and international acclaim. It was voted “Best Museum 2018” in Indian River Magazine’s annual “Best of the Treasure Coast,” where it was described as “a fabulous place to visit.” The 58th Season of exhibitions, programs, and events continues through June.





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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Shop At Whitespace Collection In Two Venues: Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show And Art Wynwood

Elayne Mordes will be bringing Whitespace’s unique boutique of body sculpture and wearable art to two events: Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show (February 13 – 19) and Art Wynwood (February 14 – 18).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.








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Cynthia Zmetronak’s Inner ‘Mud-Pie-Girl’ Delights With Functional And Whimsical Pottery. Free Reception At Artisans On The Ave February 15

Cynthia Zmetronak nurtures her inner ‘mud pie girl’ by creating functional yet whimsical canine and feline pottery pieces.  The public is invited to see her newest work and meet Cynthia at Artisans On The Ave on Friday, February 15.  Enjoy the free reception and see why Cynthia’s creations match her passion!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.





Inner  Mud  Pie  Girl

Delights  Us  With

Her  Fun-Loving  Pottery





Free, Public Opening Reception:

Friday, February 15 


6  –  9   pm


Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162      561-582-3300

Gallery Hours:
Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

Pottery by Cynthia Zmetronak

Cynthia Zmetronak tells The Rickie Report, “I have been working in clay nearly as long as I can remember.” Having a mother who dabbled in clay, and a father who built her first wheel helped nurture her inner mud pie girl. She was also fortunate enough to grow up during a time when art classes (including clay), were part of public education, from elementary school through high school. Her post public school education involved the arts. College provided a clay studio with unlimited access and she was hooked on clay. She then went on to earn a Masters in Art Education and teach in both private and public schools, where clay became an important part of her curriculum.

Cynthia Zmetronak at her pottery wheel
With a newly purchased wheel and a used kiln in a garage, Cynthia started West Wind Pottery in the 70’s. “Utilitarian and whimsical decorative pieces are my passion”. Although her style has evolved and become more refined over the years, she still makes a line of comical canine and feline utilitarian pieces. “These pieces reflect the humor I find living with a large rescue dog and several domesticated feral cats.” 
Mug by Cynthia Zmetronak
The last few years she has been studying at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. “I chose Penland due to its unique immersive concentration study program and staff of master instructors.” Most of the year I am at my home studio in Parkland, Florida and several weeks of the year (during warmer weather) my new studio in Ontario, Canada.
Pottery vessel by Cynthia Zmetronak
“Working with clay makes the difference in my day. How you will interact with my pottery?… a lid that fits, a teapot that pours, a mug that feels good in your hand, a bowl that is used for your table, are part of my thought process and studio practice. My enjoyment and fulfillment as a maker, comes from people using and enjoying my ware. As a committed lifelong learner, I will always be a student and a teacher.” I enjoy sharing my joy for making things from clay with my students. Some of us are makers…..that is how I describe myself….”



Cynthia is proud to be showing her work at Artisans on the Avenue in Lake Worth, Florida and  The Goodyear Cottage Gallery on Jekyll Island, Georgia.

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460






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Patty Narozny Announces Hotworks 11th Boca Raton Fine Art Show Winners, Including 17 Professional Artists And 4 Budding Artists

The 11th Boca Raton Fine Art Show presented by Hotworks™ at Sanborn Square Park announces the winners of the juried event.  Professional artist awards were juried by Mark Forman, sculptor, painter, and art educator.  Criteria was based on originality, technique, execution of medium, and booth appearance.  All award winners will be invited to participate in the January 2020 Hotworks show.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos of the winners.  Kudos to all!  




See Art, Love Art, Buy Art!





Professional Artist Award Winners


Budding Artist Award Winners 11th Annual

Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

January 26 & 27, 2019


Sanborn Square Park   Boca Raton



Save the date for the

Boca Raton Fine Art Shows

November 2019


January 25 & 26, 2020

Downtown Boca Raton





Photos shown are Zaki, Mixed Media and Ezra Siegel, Painting



 17 Professional Artist Award Winners:



Two $500 Best of Show:

Zaki, Mixed Media, Antwerp, Belgium

Ezra Siegel, Painting, Batavia, IL


Five $100 Awards of Excellence:

Charles ‘Chic’ D’Onofrio, Fiber, Danbury, CT

Mel Fleck, Printmaking, Louisville, KY

Paula Mae Green, Batik, Pompano Beach, FL

Kipley Meyer, Sculpture, Madison, GA

Janet Renfro, Clay, Johnson City, TN



Ten Awards of Distinction:

John Furches, Printmaking, Elkin, NC

Merab Gagiladze, Painting, Tbilisi, Georgia

Cherie Haney, Metal, Ann Arbor, MI

Ariel Celestino Hernandez, Painting, Hialeah, FL

Jim Holehouse, Watercolor, Winter Garden, FL

Svetlana Kuznets, Fiber, Cape Coral, FL

Evan Schwarze, Painting, Vero Beach, FL

Chantel Soustra, Painting, Miami, FL

Sam Stark, Glass, Eden, NC

Amee Sweet-McNamara, Fiber, Andover, NH






As part of our commitment to bring art education into the community, a Budding Artist Competition for grades 6-12 or ages 9-13 was integrated within the art show. Sponsored by Institute for the Arts & Education, the associated 501c3 non-profit organization, students were encouraged to submit his/her original art that was publicly displayed in the art show the entire weekend.


Zaki, Mixed Media artist, was one of the two Best of Show winners and the Budding Artist Judge. Criteria was based on the same as the professional artists in the show – originality and technique/execution. Each winning Budding Artist received the same, two-foot-long beautiful ribbon that the professional artists received. There was $250 in Budding Artist Awards as students begin to learn the rules of being part of a professional art show. The program brings families to the art show and exposes them to great art.





One $100 Best of Youth Art:

Rebecca Fazio, Photography,  Grandview Preparatory School


Three $50 Youth Art Awards of Excellence:

Leora Baitner, Painting,  Katz Yeshiva High School

Sadie Cohen, Other,  Grandview Preparatory School

Andrew Galitzer, Drawing,  Katz Yeshiva High School


A special thank you to Art Teachers, Stephanie Espinosa with Grandview Preparatory School and Lori Stern with Katz Yeshiva High School for always entering their students in this very important program, which is unique and one-of-a-kind within Hot Works shows. To date, more than 2,600 students have participated in this program.  




See Art, Love Art, Buy Art! See You There!
Contact Patty Narozny, Executive Director
Office: 941-755-3088





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Wellington Art Society Features Edrian Thomidis’ Demo On February 13 And New Exhibit By Members On February 26. Both Events Are Free And Open To The Public

The Wellington Art Society invites the public to two events in February. Enjoy a demonstration by Edrian Thomidis on February 13 at the Wellington Community Center.  We celebrate her imaginative clay creations, which can be found in local, national, and international collections.  On February 26, the public is invited to the Opening Reception of “Equine” and “Viewpoint”. The member exhibit includes over 90 works of art at the Wellington Community Center and City Hall Galleries.  Jean Williard will give a demo. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.







Public Is Invited To Wellington Art Society Meeting

Wednesday,  February 13, 2019


6:30 pm


Wellington  Community  Center


12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL








 All events open to members and non-members




“Calling” by Edrian Thomidis





Edrian’s artistic talent was recognized at an early age and sent her on to the University of Florida’s New World School of the Arts. After graduation she worked as a Creative Director, designing web sites, original logos, business cards and posters for South Florida businesses.  She moved on to producing web sites for large corporations such as Sony, Pepsi, Discovery and Microsoft.  She became proficient in programming, usability and information architecture.  



“Secrets” by Edrian Thomidis




Outside of the corporate world, Edrian illustrated many images used in books, magazines and shirts.  In 2014, she suffered the loss of a loved one and in looking for an outlet for her grief, took a ceramic class at the Armory Art Center.  She found working with clay presented a challenge and led to her creating unique sculptures. Her demonstration will show her evolution as an artist and how she applies decorations and patterns to her sculptures.


“Disappointment” by Edrian Thomidis



Edrian is a member of the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches, the Wellington Art Society, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and the Women in the Visual Arts Organization.  Her sculptures are in many private collections around the world and in regional galleries.  She has won many awards for her work.





At The Community  Center


City Hall Galleries:




    Reception and Demo by Jean Williard  

Tuesday, February 26       5 – 7 pm  

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL



Join us for light refreshments, door prizes, a demonstration by Jean Williard and a People’s Choice Award presented.  The exhibit “Equine” is on view at the Wellington Community Center and “Viewpoint” can be seen at Wellington City Hall.  The Community Center and City Hall are located just west of South Shore Boulevard on Forest Hill Boulevard.  The reception is open to the public, free of charge. 


“Blue Jumper” by Todd Mayfield




There will be 95 pieces of art by 30 artists including paintings, sculptures and jewelry.  Most original art is for sale and many artists offer prints of their work. This is a wonderful chance to see beautiful art in all mediums and meet the artists. Please join us for a free, lovely reception and great art.  Come and bring your family, your neighbors or your club.  Everyone is welcome!


The following artists will be exhibiting:



Lynne Bernay ◊ Joanne Baker MacLeod ◊ Betty Brodie

Todd Mayfield ◊ Lara Chapman  ◊ Susan Mosely

Buu Truong ◊ Jeanette Childress  ◊ Christopher Mosquera

Hildegard Donavan ◊ Leslie Pfeiffer ◊ Sandra Encaou

George Rhodes ◊ Gail Erikson ◊ Holly Rutchey 

Audrey Freeman ◊ Rekha Shivdasan ◊ Patsy Heller 

Vivian Gomez ◊ Isadore Smith ◊ Stan Greenfield

George Taylor ◊ Elizabeth Hehmeyer ◊ Haydee Ullfig

Cynthia A. Hockaden ◊ Geraldine Weinar ◊ Laura Jaffe

Annamaria Hunt ◊ Jean Williard ◊  Betty Jane Zedonek





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.

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International Mosaic Master, Martin Cheek, Offers Two Day Workshop At Pelican Central Mosaic Arts Studio In Ft. Pierce March 16 & 17

Pelican Central Mosaic Arts studio in downtown Ft. Pierce announces a special two day mosaic workshop on March 16 & 17 with visiting instructor, Martin Cheek, of England.  Martin is well known in the international mosaic community as a master mosaic artist and author of over 10 books. He pioneered the use of handmade fusions to create mosaic art.  His themes are varied, but his passion is primarily whimsical (‘cheeky’) animals, especially his peacocks.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to register now!





Pelican Central Mosaic Arts

220 Orange Avenue     Ft. Pierce, Florida

Diane Concepcion    Asia Booth    Christine Fitzgerald 


Two Day Mosaic Workshop With



March 16-17 




Fused Glass Pieces offered by Martin Cheek for his Workshops





At the workshop, students will enjoy plenty of discussion, practical demonstrations, hands on work and individual instruction. Students are encouraged to bring their own design and use a variety of fusions from the selection Martin brings. The workshop focus is the mosaic process and as each student’s pace is unique – some may not finish. To mitigate the possibility that a student may not complete his project  special fusion kits (new this season) to build specific designs will be available. When you register, you can select a specific kit.


Martin Cheek’s Peacock Fused Glass and Mosaic




Martin’s engaging style and humor is the highlight of the workshop. In addition to just having fun, students are going to hear Martin’s take on some of the mosaic fundamentals such as andamento, keystoning, grout and other techniques. Martin will also do various demonstrations throughout the workshop.



Mosaic Master, Martin Cheek



A substrate, fusions, stained glass, vitreous tile, millefiori, and smalti will be provided as part of the materials fee.  Don’t miss this opportunity to work with Martin Cheek! The workshop is offered at $375 (plus $75 materials fee). A $200 deposit secures your spot. 30 days before the workshop, the deposit becomes non-refundable. Martin travels from Europe and a lot of preparation is done by both the artist and the studio.



Fused glass fish kit for Martin Cheek Workshop


The location of the workshop is Pelican Central Mosaic Arts, a mosaic studio in lovely downtown Ft. Pierce. The town is emerging as quite the art destination featuring galleries, studios, shops, restaurants and the widely popular Saturday morning market (a vibrant green market with art, food and music) on the waterfront, all within walking distance from the studio.


Peacock Mosaic by Martin Cheek



Diane Concepcion and Asia Booth provide mosaic instruction, studio hours, sell art, create mosaic commissions, offer group classes and provide gallery and classroom space.

To see their student’s art and learn about their upcoming classes and events check their Facebook page


About Martin Cheek:

Martin Cheek has been creating mosaics professionally for 30 years and has shared his expertise in six best-selling books on this subject.  With a degree in graphic design from Exeter College of Art & Design in the United Kingdom, Martin went on to work in the film industry as an animator where he set up his own production company, Cheeky Films Ltd.  He has worked on award winning films and puppet animation projects including The Wind in the Willows, Paddington Bear, Noddy in Toyland, and Portland Bill.

As a full time professional mosaic artist, Martin spends his time working on commissioned projects for both private and corporate clients that include museums, schools, parks, and hospitals.  Martin teaches workshops throughout the U.S., U.K., New Zealand, Australia, and Europe.

Martin’s latest book, Fused Glass Mosaics, is a good illustration of  the exciting medium of using fused glass mosaics. The text is a rich bestowment of Martin’s detail to order, his passion and humor, and his you-can-do-it encouragement. This book serves as an art course in mosaics, whereby each chapter offers a different stylistic challenge. In fulfilling these projects, the reader will develop their own individual style.



To visit Martin’s website please see







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