Artisans On The Ave Offers Flat Felting, Drawing And Meditate & Paint Workshops For All Levels Of Experience. Meet Amelia Costa Opening Reception Saturday April 6

Artisans On The Ave Gallery in Lake Worth not only displays and sells unique art creations, they also offer evening workshops! Learn how to Flat Felt with Gin Blische (tonight, March 29 and April 12), Meditate & Paint with Jana Costa (March 30), Learn to Draw with Patricia Lappin ( April 4 and April 18).  In addition, Amelia Costa will be showing her clay creations on April 6.  Please register beforehand for workshops.  The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

ARTISANS   ON   THE   AVE   PRESENTS:  

One-Time, Evening Workshops:

 

 

Flat Felting

 

March 29,   April 12        6 – 8:00 pm

Spend a casual evening of Wool, Wine and Blue Jeans at Artisans on the Ave with Wool Artist Gin Blische. You bring the denim she’ll bring the rest. Create a One Of A Kind design or use one that Gin has designed for you. This method of flat felting can be used to create a multitude of art projects.  $60.00 includes supplies and refreshments.

 

 

Meditate & Paint

 

 

 

March 30   

Lead by Jana Costa – Certified Meditation Instructor, Artists and Poet. Price – $55  Learn how to meditate and paint in a fun and relaxed environment.

 

 

 

Drawing Workshop

 

April 4,  April 18    6 – 8 pm

A creative drawing class introduces different ways to express yourself with simple tools: pencil, charcoal and pen on paper. Drawing is the foundation of all art expression. Shapes, lines and texture combine to make a quick sketch or a finished drawing. Get started on a life time of creativity with Patricia Lappin. Includes supplies. 

 

 

 

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTIST:

A M E L I A    C O S T A

Free, Public Opening Reception:

Saturday, April 6

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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  

info@ArtGalleryPalmbeach.com
www.artisansontheave.com

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

April Is Full Of Activities And Opportunities At The Boca Raton Museum School Of Art. Check Out Classes And Exhibits Now

April is a very active month at the Boca Raton Museum School of Art!  It’s time for Youth Summer Camp sign-ups, the 5 x 5 Student Exhibition, a SOLO Exhibit by Susan Schwarz, and the Opening Reception at the International Plaza Exhibition.  The new Adult Class catalog is ready, too! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Be inspired, see an exhibit, and take a class!

 

 

 

 

 

 

BocaSchoolofArtNEWLOGOlogowithartschool

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

bocamuseum.org

 

 

 

 

 

April: Art the Boca Raton Museum Art School

 

 

The Boca Raton Museum Art School still a vey busy place during the month of April, even as snowbirds depart. Term 5  (5 weeks)  starts on Monday, April 22. The catalog for Adult Summer 2019 classes will be mailed by the end of March, but you can check out on-line registration.

 

 

 

E X H I B I T I O N S:

 

 

International Plaza Exhibition

Opening Reception

Wednesday, April 3, 2019    4:30 – 7:30 PM

International Plaza

7280 & 7284    West Palmetto Park Rd.        Boca Raton, FL 33433

 

 

Show your support for the Boca Raton Museum Art School with a lavish Opening Reception with champagne, fabulous hors d’oeuvres, and dessert! Over 60 large paintings and photographs from the students and instructors of the Art School breathe new life into this place of business. Join us and toast your glass to these talented artists.

You Must RSVP :

https://www.bocamuseum.org/events/international-plaza-exhibition-reception-0

 

 

 

 

5 x 5 Student Exhibition

Opening Reception:

Tuesday,  April 30    5:30 – 7:30 PM

 

 

 

Focus Gallery Exhibition  

Artwork by Susan Schwarz

A SOLO Exhibit by award winning abstract artist, Susan Schwarz

On view from Tuesday April 30 to May 22, 2019

 

 

 

Youth   Summer   Art   Camp

2019 Youth Summer Art Camp Program will be conducted by our Youth & Teen Ceramics instructor Rita Daire, registration for the 10 weeks of Summer Camp are ready online and over the phone, please contact us 561-392-2503.

 

 

 

For more information about these workshops, classes, exhibits and other events please visit:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com     561-537-0291

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery And School Of Art Present 41st Annual Members Exhibition And Sale. Stop By For One Of The Favorite Exhibits In Season!

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery and School of Art in Tequesta announces the 41st Annual Members Exhibition and Sale! This annual installation is a favorite and runs April 8 – 25, 2019.   The Artist Reception and Awards Ceremony takes place at the 3rd Thursday event on April 18.  Enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres and beverages at this topical monthly get-together.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos from 2018’s exhibit.

 

 

 

 

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

 First Saturday of the month no charge

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Announces:

 

 

 

 

41st Annual Member’s Exhibition And Sale

 

 

 

3rd Thursday

The Artist Reception and Award Ceremony

 

 

Thursday, April 18

 

5:30 – 7:30 pm

No charge for members & exhibiting artists, nonmembers $5

 

 

Exhibit is available April 8 – 25, 2019

 

 

 

Best of Show, 2018 “Morning in Vinalas Cuba”  by Coree Erneston

 

 

 

Our creative membership represents every type of media. This much anticipated exhibition provides the cultural venue for our members to share their latest and best work. Over 100 artists, from professionals to students, enjoy this exciting opportunity to share and enjoy new directions and latest trends. “We are very grateful for the support of our members and are delighted to give them this forum to share their work with the public,” said Nancy Politsch, Executive Director.

 

Arlene Borow  “Uni”  Best Sculpture II ,2018

 

 

Many of the members are students at the ArtCenter School of Art, honing their skills and developing individual styles and techniques. “Each year we are so pleased with the caliber of the artwork that we see from our members,” said Janeen Mason, Curator. “It’s always a pleasure to see to see the diversity and level of accomplishment that is on display.”

 

 

Judy Levit, People’s Choice 2018

 

 

Awards are offered in the following categories: Painting (oils and acrylics); Painting (Watercolors, Pastels, Drawings);  Photography (including digital manipulation), Mixed Media; 3D (including Sculpture, Ceramics and Fused Glass); Wearable Art (including textiles and jewelry); as well as the ever popular People’s Choice Award voted on by the public.   

 

Sophia Mone  “Pirate’s Cove” Best Mixed Media 2018

 

 

 

 

 

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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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Armory Art Salon On Tuesday, April 2 Features “Curiouser And Curiouser” With TD Gillespie

The Armory Art Center brings TD Gillespie to the next Art Salon, led by Elle Schorr on Tuesday, April 2. The public is invited to discuss  “Curiouser and Curiouser “. TD Gillespie is a multidisciplinary artist working in installation, oil painting, and mixed media.  Stop and look at the art…hear the creators…share the wonder!  The Rickie Report gives you the details and some sneak peeks.  Kudos, Elle, for bringing us internationally, nationally, and locally based artists who help us better understand the creative process!

 

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

 

AT  THE  ART  SALON:

Tuesday , April 2, 2019

6:30 – 8:30 pm

 

 


“Curiouser and Curiouser”

PRESENTED BY:

 TD Gillispie 

 

 

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER MEDIA ROOM

 

There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.

Armory Art Center Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

* Exhibitions are open to the public

Art Salons continue to meet in the Armory Art Center Library on Tuesday nights, usually the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, from October through May. Salons are open to anyone who would like to participate in these lively discussions. 

 

 

“Beauty For Ashes” by TD Gillespie

 

 

TD Gillispie is a multidisciplinary artist working in installation, oil painting, and mixed media. The medium selected to make an artwork is one which might make the intended point the strongest. The art is provocative, reflective, and metaphoric, as she is continually exploring our deepest thoughts, feelings and fantasies in new and unexpected ways. Her installations are room-like reflective spaces created using specific found objects that inspire and trigger memory. These objects are determined after much consideration of how to deliver a specific message.

 

“Big Bang” by TD Gillespie

 

 

She states, “With these found objects I re-purpose them to create a space to give new meaning to an old object but keeping the integrity of the original object as a part of the focus. This is a juggling act.” Some recurring themes are toys, home, introspection, and sweet/sinister. The work is centered on reflection of thoughts from the past merged with present circumstances that we all face.

 

 

“The Spirit House” by TD Gillespie

 

TD Gillispie lives and works in West Palm Beach, Florida. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums including Dacia Gallery in New York City, Art Palm Beach, 101 Exhibit in Miami, Boca Raton Museum of Art, and Whitespace: The Mordes Collection in West Palm Beach. Gillispie’s paintings have been featured in Studio Visit Magazine. She was born in Columbus, Ohio and attended Marshall University. TD is the Palm Beach County 2016 winner of the South Florida Cultural Consortium.

 

 

“Peepshow” by TD Gillespie

 

 

One of her installations, “Peepshow”, is on view in “Inhabited” at the Projects in FATVillage, Fort Lauderdale through its final Art Walk on Saturday, March 30, and another, which will include “Big Bang” and “Bazooka” along with new work, will be installed in the same location for an exhibition entitled, “Ripped From the Headlines”, opening for preview on Friday, April 26, and Art Walk, Saturday, April 27.

 

 

 

 

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries.

Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Art On Park Gallery Announces “The Natural World” Exhibit Opening Reception On March 29. Annual Student Shows Start April 15, Generating Scholarship And Education Opportunities

The Artists of Palm Beach County, Inc (APBC) invites the public to “The Natural World“.  The Opening Reception and Awards Presentation take place on Friday, March 29.  The Exhibit runs through April 13.  Lupe Lawrence, a landscape painter and art teacher at the Center for Creative Education and the Progressive Art Community Education program (PACE) at the Norton Museum as well as a Lake Park resident was the judge for awards. Featured artist, Yi Yuan Hong, has his artistry highlighted as well. The Rickie Report shares the details about this exhibit and the upcoming Annual Student Art Shows, which begin April 15.

 

 

 

 

 

Art on Park Gallery

 

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

For Artists by artists of all disciplines, media and price points

Open:   Monday through Saturday Noon to 6 PM

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403      561-345-2842

 

 

APBC Art on Park Gallery

  “The Natural World”

Opening Reception:

 

 

 

Friday, March 29     5 – 8 pm

 

Exhibit Available now through April 13

 

 

 

 

 

  ANNUAL   STUDENT   SHOWS:

 

Jupiter High School

Exhibit available April 15 – 26

Opening Reception:  April 17th   5 – 8 pm

Palm Beach Gardens High School

Exhibit available April 29 – May 10

Opening Reception:  May 1st   5 – 8 pm

 

APBC is also happy to announce that coming in April, the Art on Park Gallery will be holding its Annual Student Shows. In addition to providing an affordable venue for artists, and educational opportunities for the community, APBC also generates scholarship money. The organization uses these monies to award scholarships to local high schools students who show outstanding achievements in the visual arts. The public can see the student accomplishments beginning on April 15th through April 26th when Jupiter High School students’ work will be on display followed by work from Palm Beach Gardens High School students April 29th through May 10th. Opening Receptions will be held on Wednesdays, 5 – 8 PM on April 17th and May 1st.

 

 

 

Gallery Managers, Maxine Schreiber and Irma Friedman tell The Rickie Report, “People find sustenance and solace, challenge and mystery in the natural world, and art has been a means by which humans express their awe of, communion with, dependence on, and isolation from nature. Artists in every medium from painting to photography to jewelry were asked to submit work which represented their relationship with or feelings about wildlife, plants, or landscapes”.

 

 

Lupe Lawrence, a landscape painter and art teacher at the Center for Creative Education and the Progressive Afterschool Art Community Education program (PACE) at the Norton Museum as well as a Lake Park resident was the judge for awards. An awards presentation will take place on March 29th at 6:00 PM. Don’t miss this exhibit!

 

“Spring Blossom” by Yi Yuan Hong

 

 

 

 

 

Our Certificate of Solicitation allows us to pursue tax-deductible donations to generate scholarship monies. In December and January, APBC presented “ART by the Inch” in which the gallery sold artworks produced and donated by our members to raise funds for our scholarship program. This is a worthy cause and we are hoping for more donations, which people can provide by going to artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com or clicking on this link https://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/donations.

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, Art Salons, studio space or other events:

APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403
561-345-2842
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist’s Eye Gallery Showcases The Magic Of Art With Life-Like Creations By BJ Collister And “Seeing Is Believing” Exhibit. Free, Opening Reception On Friday, April 5

Have you said, “Wow, that is unbelievable!” when you view an artist’s work?  The combination of talent, skill, and creativity to create something from nothing is the joy of every artist. It is the “magic” of art!  The Artist’s Eye Gallery & Boutique, the home of the Lake Worth Art League, invites the public to their 7th Eye-Catching exhibit.  “Seeing Is Believing” opens on Friday, April 5.  This show also highlights the artwork and life-like painted dolls of BJ Collister.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  The exhibit is available through April 28.  Stop by and be amazed!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

604 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth, FL  33460

561.586.6666     lwartleague.org

 

Gallery Hours:   Tuesday thru Sunday    Noon – 4 pm

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

Bringing art to the community from the community, since 1941

 
 

PRESENTS:

“SEEING    IS    BELIEVING”

Meet The Artists

  Opening Reception:

  Friday, April 5

  6 – 8 pm  

This Exhibit runs April 5 through April 28 , 2019

 
 
 

We often hear the exclamation “Wow, that is unbelievable!” when folks view an artist’s work. The combination of talent, skill and creativity to create something from nothing is the joy of every artist and the magic of art. This is the inspiration of our 7th show in our Eye-Catching Season of Art, “Seeing is Believing”.

 
 

We invite you to see some unbelievable works of art from April 2nd – April 28th. This show also includes the artwork and life-like painted dolls of BJ Collister. The dolls she creates are works of art that look so alive observers are shocked that they are not real!

Join us on Friday evening, April 5th, from 6 to 8 pm for our opening reception to see the show, meet the artists and enjoy some light refreshment, and to shop our boutique. All artwork on display has been created by our local artists.

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

561.586.6666     lwartleague.org

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Sandhill Cove Retirement Living Presents Indoor Art Sale And Show On Saturday March 30. Free Admission And Parking. Indoor Event With Kids Zone

Sandhill Cove Retirement Living in Palm City invites the public to a Free, Indoor Art Sale and Show on Saturday, March 30.  Over 80 professional artists who call this area “home”, will be selling Whimsical Décor, oil paintings, watercolors, jewelry, yard art, woodworking, and much more! Children can enjoy the KIDS ZONE and author, Lois McGuire will be reading “Don’t be That Kid!“. You can vote for your favorite artists and support Helping People Succeed, as 10% of sales goes to meet their mission.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more details:

 

Helping People Succeed is a comprehensive organization that has recognized that many populations within our society need strength based services that lead to self sufficiency, personal responsibility, and the ability to lead an everyday life. Helping People Succeed’s goal is to help each person to reach their potential so they may have a successful future, enjoying their life fully and participating as productive taxpaying citizens. Helping People Succeed also helps improve the community’s economic viability and diversity through programs that assist children to become ready for school and adults find and maintain employment.

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact Jill Burton  772.220.1090

  Or email: jillb@sandhillcove.com

 

Visit:  SandhillCove.com/events

 

For more information about: Helping People Succeed

 

 www.hpsfl.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Public Is Invited To “Celebration Of The Arts” On Saturday, March 30. Experience Music, Visual Arts, Personal Coaching, Ceramics, Porcelain Demo, And Authors

The public is invited to join Pen Women from the Boca Raton Branch and the Ft. Lauderdale Branch of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) for a “Celebration of the Arts”.  Workshops, activities, and speakers will take place at the Center for Spiritual Living in Boca Raton.  An art exhibit by Pen Women artists will be on display and for sale.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to mark your calendars for what promises to be a fantastic day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

About The National League of American Pen Women:

The Boca Raton Branch of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) is an organization of professional women in the arts – writers, artists and music composers. Established 43 years ago, the Boca Raton Branch is one of the largest branches in the country.

Members have opportunities to interact with other professional women and showcase their creative work in public forums. Workshops, art exhibits, lectures, music programs, competitions and special events are offered. The Branch supports the local community through outreach programs and scholarships awards.

The National League, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the oldest women’s organization in the U.S. Throughout its 120-year-history, the NLAPW has attracted many prominent women to its rosters, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Pearl Buck, Erma Bombeck and Edna Hibel. Vinnie Ream, whose statue of President Lincoln stands in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, was an early member of the NLAPW.

From October to April, the Boca Raton Branch holds luncheon programs, featuring interesting and inspiring speakers. Guests are welcome to attend the luncheons and meet our creative members. To register for a luncheon, visit our Web site and download a reservation form.

www.bocapenwomen.org

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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The Thriving Art Exchange Continues With A Virtual Town Hall On Monday, April 1. Stay Involved And Let’s Make Our Goals Realities! Free To Attend. Register Now!

The Clark Hulings Fund For Visual Artists continues The Thriving Art Exchange at a Virtual Town Hall on Monday, April 1. Even if you didn’t participate in our first exchange at CJR Fine Arts & Frame, everyone is welcome to engage in the important work of building and maintaining our visual art community in Southeast Florida.  Honoring Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report, for her work in bringing together diverse artists, art lovers, and institutions, was only the first step. We look forward to hearing your voice in this online community exchange, so register (free) NOW!  Join Daniel DiGriz (CHF), Neil Capozzi (Martin Arts Council), Rickie Leiter (TRR), and Elayna Toby Singer (Art in Public Places PB County). Let’s take the next step together!  The Rickie Report shares the links to register, listen, and ask questions.

 

 

 

 

 

Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists

 

 

 

The Clark Hulings Fund will host another online community exchange:

Monday,  April 1, 2019

4:00 p.m.

Even if you didn’t participate in the first exchange,

You are invited to take part in this one!  

 

Please feel free to share this information with your visual arts colleagues.

 

To view the live broadcast April 1st 4:00 PM (or the recording afterward) visit: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHV1zukpnbI

 

 

That link includes the chat window for asking questions.

To ask questions, you’ll just need to log in with your google account.

We will also take questions and comments from Twitter that use the hashtag #CHF.

 

 

 

 

REGISTER (Free):  clarkhulingsfund.org/taewelcome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As promised, we are following up on our recent events in South Florida with a Thriving Art Exchange Virtual Town Hall! Please join us Monday, April 1st at 4:00 PM (Eastern) to continue to discuss the state of the visual art industry in South Florida, and brainstorm ways to better meet the needs of its stakeholders. We are delighted to welcome panelists including Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report; Elayna Toby Singer, artist and Palm Beach County Art in Public Places administrator; and Neil Capozzi, chair of the Arts Council of Martin County, owner of Stuart Art Supply & Studio, and board member of Martin Artisans Guild.

 

 

The Thriving Art Exchange brings together the art world’s various players to engage in constructive dialogue, structured brainstorms, and honest debates about the future of the industry, locally, regionally, and nationally. The ultimate goal is to foster positive transformation and build a vibrant community that serves all its members.

 

 

Elizabeth Hulings tells The Rickie Report, “After our live learning events have ended, we always hear from participants who tell us how much they’ve been impacted by the experience. That feedback is only part of the story, though. The other part is how much WE learn from all of you”. Rickie Leiter is proud to be named to the Advisory Board of the Clark Hulings Fund!

 

Debut of The Thriving Art Exchange:

 

 

On January 31st, we kicked off three days of art-business talk in south Florida with a reception at Claire and Jack Rosen’s CJR Fine Arts & Frame gallery in Royal Palm Beach. The event marked the debut of CHF’s Thriving Art Exchange, which brings together leading voices from all facets of the art world to foster dialogue in the industry—both in person and online. In this time of upheaval, we’re encouraging collaboration and helping to build an art industry where everyone can thrive.

 

Rickie Leiter, Publisher of The Rickie Report details our discussion questions at the inaugural Thriving Art Exchange at CJR Fine Art & Frame

 

 

The following morning marked the start of our Ft. Lauderdale Art-Business Conference at ArtServe, co-hosted by the Broward County Cultural Division and sponsored by Wells Fargo. The event drew an impressive and inspiring bunch of artists! South Florida’s arts community is in savvy and passionate hands. Our interactive workshops are designed to be their own kind of Thriving Art Exchange, fostering dialogue and collaboration. We provided these artists with a strong foundation for growing their businesses, and they in turn shared their stories and offered us terrific suggestions that we’ll be incorporating into future conferences and CHF curricula.

 

 

 

Participants in the Ft. Lauderdale Art-Business Conference February, 2019

 

 

 

Smack in the middle of the workshops, four leaders from the local arts community graciously shared their expertise in our Roundtable Q&A: Ilene Adams, marketing expert, graphic designer, and artist; Deborah Bigeleisen, painter and former owner of a global textile print-design company; Janeen Mason, artist, curator, author, illustrator, speaker, and arts advocate; and Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report (which covers southeastern Florida’s visual-art scene) and guest of honor at our Thriving Art Exchange Reception. (To learn more about all four, read their full bios on our event page.)

 

 

Janeen Mason, Rickie Leiter, Ilene Gruber Adams, Deborah Bigeleisen

 

 

 

 

These amazing women led a spirited discussion that covered a lot of ground, including how to find public art and grant opportunities; getting involved with south Florida’s local gallery scene; and making art fairs work for you. Ultimately, participants learned that art-business success requires engaging with people in honest and meaningful ways. It’s not about sales but rather true connections.

 

 

Daniel DiGriz, Education Director at CHF tells The Rickie Report, “The single most important statistical predictor of life expectancy is that you’re alive. The longer you’re alive, the longer you’re going to live. It’s funny, but it underscores the incredible power of inertia”.

 

Thriving Art Exchange Inaugural Event at CJR Fine Arts & Frame

 

 

“When I see people on the verge of changing their lives and careers, really propelling themselves forward in quantum bounds, the single biggest predictor of whether they will actually do it, is the step they’re taking right now. If they’re not doing something about it at this very moment, the likelihood and the opportunity plummets”.

 

“I want to see artists make irrevocable changes that accelerate their businesses—so that they mark a before this moment and after this moment on their professional calendars. So it’s not rhetoric to say that this is your last chance. Every chance is your last. Every opportunity missed reduces the likelihood of another opportunity”.

 

JOIN IN OUR VIRTUAL TOWN HALL DISCUSSION!

 

REGISTER (Free):  clarkhulingsfund.org/taewelcome

 

 

 

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Elliott Museum Presents 23rd Annual Classics At The Beach Car Show March 23

Classics at the Beach, now in its 23rd year, is the Elliott Museum’s biggest fundraising event of the year, featuring nearly 100 rare, antique, classic, luxury, sport, and other vehicles from all over Florida.  This year, the featured marques are Volkswagen, Porsche, and Audi, although other cars of all years, makes, and models will be shown.  Vote for your favorites for the People’s Choice and Kid’s Choice Awards and see the judges’ picks drive down the red carpet to claim their prizes.  Octane & Opulence II: Gentlemen Prefer Race Cars is showing in the gallery through March 31, so attendees have an opportunity to see the race cars as well as the vehicles in the permanent collection.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  825 NE Ocean Blvd.  Stuart, FL. 

Hours: Daily 10 am – 5 pm 

 772-225-1961     ElliottMuseum.org 

 

 

 

The Elliott Museum Presents the 23rd Annual Classics at the Beach Car Show March 23rd

 

 

Pre-Car Show Benefit Reception 

Friday, March 22   6-8 pm

$60 per person

 

 

Infiniti Stuart and Audi Stuart will kick things off with a Pre-Car Show Benefit Reception on Friday, March 22 from 6-8 pm.  Live music, dancing, silent auction, open bar, and a variety of finger foods will highlight the evening. Mix and mingle with other car aficionados and Car Show participants showing off their rides. Admission to this Pre-Car Show Benefit Reception is $60 per person and will benefit the Elliott Museum. RSVP: https://elliottmuseum.org or call 772.225.1961.

 

 

 

 

 

Classics at the Beach

Saturday, March 23      10 am – 3 pm

Awards Presentation 2:30 pm

 

 

 

Classics at the Beach, now in its 23rd year, is the Elliott’s biggest fundraising event of the year, featuring nearly 100 rare, antique, classic, luxury, sports, and other vehicles from all over Florida.  This year, the featured marques are Volkswagen, Porsche, and Audi, although cars of all years, makes, and models will be shown.  Vote for your favorites for the People’s Choice and Kids’ Choice Awards and see the judges’ picks drive down the red carpet to claim their prizes.  Classics at the Beach runs from 10 am – 3 pm, with the Awards Presentation at about 2:30 pm.  

 

 

 

 

 

Octane & Opulence II: Gentlemen Prefer Race Cars is showing in the gallery through March 31st, so attendees to Classics at the Beach on Saturday, March 23rd, will also have an opportunity to see the race cars as well as the vehicles in our permanent collection.  The Elliott boasts one of the largest collections of Model AA work and commercial vehicles around. 

 

 

 

 

Little Black Dress” (1956 Corvette) Acrylic on canvas by John E. Schaeffer

 

 

All attendees (including Members) pay regular admission to the Car Show and we do not honor any coupons or discounts during this fundraiser.  Admission to the Car Show also includes the Museum.  This year our Museum Members will be invited to enjoy the Elliott’s Pit Crew VIP Lounge set up in our art studio from 11 am – 2:30 pm.  This Members-Only Lounge in the Museum will offer complimentary munchies and a cash bar with beer, wine, soft drinks, and water.  VIP Kids will enjoy coloring pages with a few of our cars that they may pin on the cork board in the studio and be part of the show.  

 

 

SC1 – 1966 SPG GT40 – photo by Bob Bennett

 

 

 

Speaking of auto art: in addition to the gorgeous vehicles, we are featuring original artwork by John E. Schaeffer who specializes in auto and chrome acrylic paintings that roll off the canvas.  For Art Down the Hall, guests will enjoy The Need for Speed, race car photos by local photographer Bob Bennett.  Works are available for purchase and sales will benefit the Elliott.  

 

CATB – 2018 Classics at the Beach Car Show

 

All guests will enjoy great food trucks on site.  Beer, wine, water, and soft drinks will be available from the Museum’s walk-up window.  In the lobby, you will have a chance to bid on a wide variety of more than 50 fabulous Silent Auction items from 10 am until 1 pm donated by our generous local establishments.  Parking will once again be available at Smithfield Plaza at the end of Monterey Road at East Ocean Blvd, with free shuttle busses provided by Eagle Luxury Transport running from 9:30 am until 4:30 pm.  There is very limited parking at Stuart Beach across from the Museum.

 

 

 

 

The Elliott Museum is located on beautiful Hutchinson Island

825 NE Ocean Blvd. in Stuart

Across the street from Stuart Beach  

Open daily from 10 am – 5 pm

 Admission: Adults – $14; Seniors – $12; $6 for kids from 6-12; Under 6 free. 

Call 772-225-1961 for more information or visit our website: www.elliottmuseum.org.

 

THANK   YOU   TO   OUR   SPONSORS!

 

Pre-Car Show March 22nd  Reception Sponsor:

 

 

 

 

Car Show Sponsors:  

Presenting Sponsor:

 

 

Gold Sponsor:

 

 

 

 

Bronze Sponsors:

 

 

Rocky (Rachelle) & Henry Grady 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Elliott’s Pit Crew VIP Lounge sponsor:

 

European Car Performance Service, Inc. 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits, classes and workshops :

Robin Lee Makowski, Art Studio & Exhibitions Coordinator
The Elliott Museum
825 NE Ocean Boulevard    Stuart, FL 34996
772-225-1961, ex 121
www.elliottmuseum.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