Wellington Art Society Features Stained Glass Demo by Marcia Greene Wednesday April 13 And Two Art Exhibits With An Opening Reception On April 26. Public Is Invited To Free Events

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) features a presentation on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 by stained glass artist Marcia Greene. Marcia is part of a therapeutic treatment team that encourages and guides clients to use various artistic mediums to create their own works of art to work through their issues. On Tuesday, April 26 you are invited to a free Opening Reception for “Dazzle” ( at Wellington City Hall) and “Love 4 Art” (at the Wellington Community Center). Two venues – one great night- including a Demo by Heather Bergstrom and art sale!  Proceeds help fund WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs. WAS knows how to express itself!  Are you a member yet? The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  April 13 , 2022

 

 

5:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

FEATURING:  

MARCIA   GREENE

 

Stained glass by Marcia Greene

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

For more information contact: Laura Jaffe, presidentofwas@gmail.com

 

 

Social  distancing  will  be  observed  and  masks  are  required

 

Stained glass artist Marcia Greene is originally from New York City. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in fine arts with an emphasis on sculpture and jewelry design from SUNY Albany, NY in 1971. When Marcia began working with glass in 1978, she found it to be the ideal medium for her, as it incorporated the three-dimensional aspect of sculpture with the detail and glitter of jewelry making, and she has made it the focus of her art ever since. Besides utilizing thousands of types of glass, Marcia enhances many pieces with metal accents and embellishments and other media such as geodes, crystals, stones, and shells. Marcia says, for her, “design inspiration is everywhere: nature, real life, photos, [my own] imagination,” and her style can run the gamut from Victorian to modern abstract, making each work a different and fascinating experience. 

 

 

 

 

 

Stained glass by Marcia Greene

 

 

 

In addition to being an artist, Marcia is a Registered Nurse Board Certified in Psychiatry and Mental Health and currently works in a local Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Facility. Marcia is part of a therapeutic treatment team that encourages and guides the clients with substance abuse and mental health issues to use various artistic mediums to create their own works of art to work through their issues. She believes that art and the act of creating has a healing effect on people and is grateful to be able to use her knowledge and talents to help others.

 

 

To learn more about Marcia Greene and her stained-glass work:

 artynurse@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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Opening     Reception:

Two     Spring     Exhibitions

 

 

 

Tuesday , April 26, 2022

5:00  –  7:00 pm

 

“Dazzle”  – Wellington  City  Hall

“Love  4  Art”  – Wellington  Community  Center

 

 

 

Two    venues    –    ONE    great   night!

 

 

Meet the artists and vote for your favorite artwork. There will be door prizes and refreshments to enjoy. See a live demo by acrylic artist, Heather Bergstrom. Boutique items by WAS members will be available for purchase during the reception. All artwork hanging in the exhibitions is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs.

 

Both art exhibits will be open daily to the public throughout the spring season. “Love 4 Art” runs NOW – May 17 at the Wellington Community Center. “Dazzle” runs from NOW – July 19 at Wellington City Hall. For more information about the exhibitions, please visit the Wellington Art Society’s website at www.wellingtonartsociety.org.

To arrange the purchase of artwork hanging in the exhibitions, please email presidentofwas@gmail.com.

 

MEET    THE    ARTISTS:

 

Hartley Barnes

Betty Brodie

Neil Byrden

Laura Jaffe

Susan Mosely

Susan Oakes

Leslie Pfeiffer

Cindi Taylor

Elaine Weber

Linda Zolet

 

 

 

MEET    THE    ARTISTS:

 

 

Hartley Barnes ⋅ Audrey Freedman ⋅ Charles Moses ⋅

Cindi Taylor ⋅ Heather Bergstrom ⋅ Stan Greenfield ⋅

Susan Oakes ⋅ Elaine Weber ⋅ Betty Brodie ⋅ Laura Jaffe ⋅

Leslie Pfeiffer ⋅ Jean Williard ⋅ Neil Byrden ⋅ Erica Kyle ⋅

Janine Sabinsky ⋅ Tammy Wolfson ⋅ David Ciofalo ⋅

Susan Mosely ⋅ Barry Stefan ⋅ Linda Zolet

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 40th 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 www.wellingtonartsociety.org or email presidentofwas@gmail.com. 

 

 

 

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MartinArts Foundation Seeks Nominations Of Adult Artists And Graduating High School Seniors For MartinArts Awards. Deadline Is April 15, 2022. Meet Neil Capozzi, One Of 2021 Awardees

MartinArts Foundation invites you to nominate ADULT ARTISTS or STUDENT ARTISTS in the visual, performing, or literary arts for a MartinArts Award! Since 2003, the MartinArts Awards, have been the premier celebration of the arts on the Treasure Coast, recognizing performance, visual and literary artistic excellence and those who help the arts flourish in our community.  Each year artists, philanthropists, volunteers, and leaders in the arts are honored with a MartinArts Award.  Deadline for nominations is April 15, 2022. The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks from last year and an interview with Neil Capozzi, one of the MartinArts Award recipients of 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It takes a mix of artists, philanthropists, volunteers, and leaders weaving together to give the community a more vibrant, rich, and colorful texture. Over 170 award recipients have been honored since 2003!

 

 

Nominating is easy and only requires contact information and a 150-word paragraph about your nominee!

 

 

 

 

“In 2021, the Arts Leadership Award was given to Neil Capozzi for demonstrating a consistent driving force in keeping the arts alive in Martin County, both as the owner of Stuart Art Supply (and formerly Jay-Mar) and as a volunteer for decades, with many arts sector nonprofits and initiatives. He’s supported artists and has given his time, talent, and treasure in advocacy of a vibrant arts community. We were pleased to recognize Neil at the MartinArts Awards in 2021 for his outstanding leadership and service to our community.” –  Nancy K. Turrell, CEO, MartinArts Foundation.

 

 

 

NAMED  AWARD  RECIPIENT

ARTS  LEADERSHIP 2021:

NEIL  CAPOZZI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  What were your artistic influences growing up?

NC:

I grew up in Waterbury CT, in a family of 5 children. I am the only artistic child except for a younger brother who is an interior designer. I have an undergraduate degree in biology and plant science with a minor in economics. I completed a graduate degree in business in 1992.  I was introduced to arts and crafts by attending summer art programs at our local museum. My parents noticed how much I enjoyed these Saturday mornings. When the program ended my parents found a local artist, Mrs. Benson who offered private lessons in her home. This instructor introduced me to watercolor and gave me my first plein air experience. After my time with Mrs. Benson, I moved on to Mrs. Hurley who offered classes in her basement on Friday nights. The class included other young people who learned about painting and drawing and some art history. I loved working in oil paint and pastel painting. I also took art classes in high school. Unfortunately, I had an art instructor in high school that dampened my artistic side that lasted for 25 years. After I took a workshop with some local artists in Stuart that awakened my dormant passion for painting. While I was in high school and college I worked in a retail shop Jay-Mar that I joined as a manager and later a partner that eventually expanded in arts and crafts. My art background worked well in our business of Arts & Crafts. The rest as we say is history.

 

 

 

TRR:  Do you have any favorite artists outside of Martin County?

NC:  I prefer impressionist masterworks. I enjoy collecting and supporting local artists. As a retailer of art materials, artists are always interested in bartering art for supplies.

 

 

TRR: What brought you to Martin County?

NC:

In 1991 my business partner felt that we needed to expand our Connecticut chain of Arts & Crafts supply stores to Florida. Our 1st store opened in Stuart Centre in 1991 and Palm Beach Gardens in 1992. Over time as the economy changed so did Jay Mar. I closed Jay Mar in Stuart in 2012. There is one store remaining in Waterbury, CT. When I closed Jay Mar in 2012 the artist community of professionals, teachers and students asked me not to give-up. If I made it work, they would support me. I in turn I felt that I need to support them back. I found this current location at 43 SE Kindred Street and opened Stuart Art Supply and Studio in November 2012. Since there isn’t an art center or an art school in our market, I created one. I offer the studio with reasonable rates so the teachers can offer classes at reasonable cost to the students. As for an art supply shop I worked with my vendors to be able to offer prices to compete with the online businesses. I hope I can say that I give great customer service, offer competitive prices, and give back to the community in service and financially. (I met a former manager of Jerry’s Artarama in WPB and he told me that they gave up marketing in the Martin-St. Lucie market due to the customer loyalty I built.)

 

TRR:  Tell us more about your involvement in the cultural community.

NC:

 

In 2013, I was asked to fill a vacancy on the Arts Council Board and I enjoyed being part of the organization and help it move forward. I primarily focus on MartinArts because it offers the best opportunity to the community. In the early days of Jay Mar and Stuart Art Supply I supported the local art leagues in Martin/St. Lucie, as some of the needed guidance in financial and technical support. Eventually, the Martin Artisans Guild (MAG) formed under the leadership of Suzanne Connors. I jumped in with all the support I could offer. The MAG Open Studio Tour offers artists in our community to reach collectors and buyers. MAG experienced some rough times ( I was devastated when the organization almost collapsed), encouraging them to not give up.  My advocacy as a member of the board of MartinArts helped guide them to the needed support. In 2022 MAG became a financial and volunteer supporter of ArtsFest.  After several years of receiving support from Women Supporting the Arts, they and their membership are active members of MartinArts.  For a short period, I was on the Board of the Palm Beach Gay Men’s Chorus as treasurer.  I put their financial affairs in order. During my tenure I told them to give up, as they were in a hole financially. Wow, that kick-started their financial recovery, and they are still performing today, 12 years later!  I am the recent part-Chair of the MartinArts Foundation and past chair of the ArtsFest Committee. I’m a member of the committee that is advancing the efforts to refurbish the 1923 Stuart High School as an Arts Center in Stuart.  My husband, Ken Capozzi and I will continue to offer our home for our semiannual “Dining Under The Oaks” fundraiser.

 

 

TRR:  How has the cultural scene changed and how can businesses benefit from partnering with the arts?

NC:

 

Since my arrival in Martin County , this was a sleepy community, not even the bedroom community to Palm Beach County as it is today. Our season community was/is primarily snowbirds but has grown to a more non-seasonal community. I often speak with people who come to visit or live here because of the thriving arts community. I firmly believe in the adage “The arts are good for business” – there is broad reach in the arts. Patrons and creators of art don’t wear uniforms like sports, but people notice art on the walls and listen to great music. Clients attend concerts and performances. Having your business associated with the cultural pillar of the community boosts morale and offers a reach to a wider audience.

 

TRR: What does The MartinArts Award mean?

NC:

 

Being recognized for sharing a passion for the arts, having received this award helps me to encourage others to strive for an increased awareness of the arts.  Anyone can nominate someone for a MartinArts Award. Student artists need to attend one of the Martin County schools, public and private. Adult artists need to be a resident of or an active participant of their craft in Martin County. There are many categories. If you know of someone, I urge you to nominate them! The Arts Leadership is one of several awards selected by the MartinArts Board of Directors and not based on nominations from the community. Other awards include: Excellence in Arts Education, Philanthropy and Lifetime Achievement.

 

 

 

 

 

Interested in being a part of the celebration?

Help us celebrate the MartinArts Awards as a sponsor or volunteer.

 

 

 

 

Sponsorship opportunities, program ads, and steering committee positions are available–contact us at 772-287-6676 (x2) or marties@martinarts.org today to get in on the fun and be recognized as a supporter of the arts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Artsy Shark Opens World Wide Call To Visual Artists Of All Media. Deadline To Apply Is March 17, 2022 Network With Carolyn Edlund And Increase Your Reach To New Clients

Since 2010, Carolyn Edlund has featured more than 1,900 artists from all over the world on Artsy Shark through individual articles that present their portfolios and share their stories with the world.  Artsy Shark is seeking 48 artists in all mediums to feature and promote in the coming months. Deadline is March 17, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carolyn Edlund tells The Rickie Report, “Artist features are promoted to our large social following (80,000+) and email list of more than 22,000 subscribers. Additionally, after the article is published on our site, the artist receives a PDF of their feature in “magazine-style” format to use as marketing collateral”.

 

 

Artist credit, clockwise from top left: Gerardo Lebarca, Hugh Walker, Chabane Djouder, Christianne Danna

 

 

 

 

Since 2010, more than 1,900 artists from all over the world have been featured on Artsy Shark through individual portfolio articles that present their portfolios and share their stories with the world. Artist features are permanent and always shareable; a prominent link in each feature invites the reader to visit the artist’s own website and follow them on social media. This gives each featured artist an opportunity to gain exposure, subscribers, followers and collectors.

 

 

 

 

 

Artist credit, clockwise from top left: Sandra LaForge, Katherine Klimitas, Heidi Zielinski, Kathy Dana

 

 

 

We are currently accepting submissions.

 

 

Deadline is March 17, 2022

 

 

Artist credit, clockwise from top left: Jose Cifuentes, Lesie Chandler, Ju Oshiro, Angela Verlaecht Clark

 

 

 

 

Featured artists are selected through a competitive juried process that happens only three times per year. We are currently accepting submissions through March 17 to feature in Spring and early Summer 2022. Application fee is $25. No other fees apply and Artsy Shark takes no commission whatsoever on any sales or contracts that result from artists being featured.

 

 

 

 

Visit our website to learn more about this opportunity and apply:

 https://www.artsyshark.com/become-a-featured-artist/

 

 

 

Artist credit, clockwise from top left: Gerardo Labarca, Hugh Walker, Laura McElfresh, Trish Mitchell, Beckie Kravetz, Christianne Danna, Rachel Tirosh, Eileen Terrell

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want to stay current on cutting edge business articles from Artsy Shark, plus artist features, and an invitation to the next Call for Artists? Subscribe to twice-monthly Updates, and get a free e-book on Where to Sell Art Online right now!

Carolyn Edlund:  410.977.2915

Carolyn@ArtsyShark.com

www.ArtsyShark.com

 

 

 

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Martin Artisans Guild Opens New Exhibit March 16 At Palm Room Art Gallery & Artisans Boutique. Enjoy Artists Talk On April 6. Free And Open To The Public

The Martin Artisans Guild (MAG) invites the public to an Opening Reception at The Palm Room Art Gallery & Artisans Boutique on Wednesday, March 16, 2022offering lavish refreshments, a cash bar, and music with Paul Hamaty. Revel in the beauty created by the talented craftsmen of Martin County, find unique and one-of-a-kind creations in the boutique and support visual arts in the community. Enjoy an Artists Talk on Wednesday, April 6. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of artwork.  Admission and parking are FREE. This exhibit runs through April 30.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique

 

 

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

 

 

5:30  –  7:30 pm

 

 

Wednesday,   April 6       4 – 6 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez Creating one of a kind wearable art pieces, pillows and scarves

 

 

 

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm

This exhibit is available March 16 – April 30, 2022

 

 

 

Sally Browning Pearson with some of her students

 

 

3746 SE Ocean Blvd.       Stuart, FL

 

Gallery is located at 3746 SE Ocean Blvd, Sewall’s Point in Harbour Bay Plaza, (east end of the Plaza, near Stringers Tavern & Oyster Bar)

 

 

Palm Room Artisans Boutique area

 

 

MEET       THE       ARTISTS:

 

 

Billie Jo Thomson

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

James J. Demartis Collection

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Kimberly Beltrame

Lynn Morgan

Martha Quigley

MJ Dowling

Sally Browning Pearson

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, other events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

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.

 

 www.martinartisansguild.org/palm-room-events.

 

 

 

 

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What Art Adventure Will You Take With Whitespace? This Is Your Chance To Choose From Numerous National Art-Centric Locales

Are you ready to venture among new ideas, projects and conversations in art?  This is YOUR chance to let Whitespace know which national locales you want to visit for an in depth Art Adventure! The Rickie Report shares the details and locales.  Vote today for your choice!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.whitespacecollection.com/season-exhibition

 

Learn more about Whitespace Collection

 

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Business For The Arts Of Broward (BFA) Announces Open Call To Artists For Art & Stroll Event On May 19. Deadline To Apply Is April 1, 2022. Also Open To Non Broward County Artists

Business for the Arts of Broward (BFA) is seeking entries from established and emerging artists for its 4th Annual ART + STROLL event. The event presented by BBX Capital takes place on Thursday, May 19, in downtown Fort Lauderdale in the lobbies of buildings 401, 301 and 201 E. Las Olas Blvd. Cash prizes totaling $5,000 will be awarded to artists. Art Patrons who participate include key business community members.  The call is also open to non-Broward County residents. Deadline to apply: Friday, April 1, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business   for   the   Arts   of   Broward

 

 

 

Announces

 

 

 

 

Open Call to Artists

 

 

 

4th   Annual   Art   +   Stroll   Event

Thursday, May 19, 2022

 

 

5:30   to   7:30   pm

 

 

 

Location:

 

 

Downtown Fort Lauderdale

 

In the lobbies of buildings 401, 301 and 201 E. Las Olas Blvd.

 

 

 

BFA will accept 2D work, no larger than 60” wide by 60” high, and 3D art such as sculpture, ceramics, fashion or any other free-standing artwork. Accepted artists will be responsible for providing pedestal(s) to display their work and will have to deliver and set up the art themselves.

 

 

The theme and medium are open, including but not limited to photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, paper art, fiber art, wood, clay, metal, glass, sculpture, fashion, mixed media and NFTs. Works should not exceed 30 lbs.

 

 

The fee to enter is $30 and artists will be allowed to submit up to two entries that they have personally created. Works selected are based on originality, creativity, craftsmanship and artistic distinction.

 

 

 

All work(s) must be submitted as a 300 dpi jpeg(s) via online submission at bfabroward.org/programs/art-stroll/art-stroll-artist-entry-form. Each digital jpeg file of the submitted work must be included in the ART + STROLL artist’s online entry form with artist’s name and title. 

 

 

 

The deadline to submit is Friday, April 1 by midnight.

 

 

Accepted artists will be notified by April 15 and receive one complimentary VIP ticket to the event gaining access to the food and beverage areas in each lobby.

 

Accepted works may be used for marketing purposes, and the artists will have the opportunity to showcase and sell their work to attendees from the business community and key sponsors. Cash prizes totaling $5,000 will be awarded to artists as follows: 1st place $3,500, 2nd place $1,000 and people’s choice $500. Artists will also be responsible for the delivery of their work to the buyer(s), if sold, and BFA keeps 25% commission on any sold artwork.

 

 

For additional information, visit bfabroward.org/programs/art-stroll/art-stroll-call-to-artists-2-2/ or bfabroward.org/programs/art-stroll and click on “call to artists.”

 

 

 

All artists must fill in the entry form to be considered.

 

 

 

About Business for the Arts of Broward:

Business for the Arts of Broward is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) engaging businesses and business leaders to advocate and educate about the importance of the County’s art and cultural community as well as to recognize the connection between cultural vitality, creative success, and economic development. To learn more visit www.Facebook.com/BFABroward or www.bfabroward.org.

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Offers Presentation By Ceramist Joyce Brown At Wednesday, March 9 Monthly Meeting. Enjoy New “Love 4 Art” Exhibition In Person And Continuation “Flying South” Virtual Exhibit

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) features a presentation on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 by Joyce Brown, Director of Flamingo Clay Studio – Clay, Glass, Metal and Stone Gallery in Lake Worth, FL.  Joyce sees artistic expression in all of life, and uses her creativity and experience to create businesses and organizations which use art to support peace and social justice issues. The public is invited to this free event at the Wellington Community Center where the new exhibit , “Love 4 Art” featuring ten WAS artists is showing NOW through May, 17, 2022. WAS invites you to the virtual exhibit, “Flying South”, available NOW through March 31st. Visitors can view artwork one of several ways, including moving themselves around the exhibit using the arrows that appear on screen or by using the cursor. A guided tour is also available as an optionProceeds from sales support WAS Scholarship FundThe Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  March 9 , 2022

 

5:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

FEATURING:  

 

 

 

J O Y C E          B R O W N

 

 

“Peace Menorah” by Joyce Brown

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

For more information contact: Laura Jaffe, presidentofwas@gmail.com

 

 

Social  distancing  will  be  observed  and  masks  are  required

 

 

Artist, Joyce Brown

 

 

Joyce Brown is the director of Flamingo Clay Studio – Clay, Glass, Metal and Stone Gallery in Lake Worth, Florida. Her earliest childhood memories include drawing on the walls, the floor and even her own body at every opportunity. She felt compelled to decorate whatever was at hand. Joyce’s father gave her a set of oil paints which she used to create copies of the artworks that were hung in her home. She painted copies of Covarrubias, Picasso, Renoir and Degas. Her interest in art continued to grow and she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts as well as a Master of Education/Master of Fine Arts from Temple University, Tyler School of Fine Arts. 

 

 

Fire Gas Reduction Ceramic Bowls by Joyce Brown

 

 

Joyce shared her love for fine arts through her many years of teaching students of all ages and abilities, holding Certifications for Teacher of Art K-12 and Teacher of Neurologically Impaired and Brain Injured Children. She also was a member of the Germantown Pottery Guild for over 35 years, where she developed a heart for social conscience. She sees artistic expression in all of life, and uses her creativity and experience to create businesses and organizations which use art to support peace and social justice issues. Joyce says, “When [these] issues took precedence…, I marched and marched making buttons and posters to enhance the efforts of the movement[s]”. Some of her pet projects over the years include Swords into Plowshares, The Blushing Zebra (a non-profit coffee house), Germantown Women’s Y, and WISDOM – Education of Women with HIV/AIDS. To learn more about Joyce Brown and her work, visit http://cgms.flamingoclaystudio.org/artists-1/joyce-brown

 

 

 

 

NEW   EXHIBIT        NOW through May 17, 2022

“Quietude” by Leslie Pfeifer

 

 

In-Person at the Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

“Kent Farrington on Gazelle” by Neil Byrden

 

 

 

Hot Shot Heroes” by Elaine Weber

 

 

 

 

MEET    THE    ARTISTS:

 

Hartley Barnes

Betty Brodie

Neil Byrden

Laura Jaffe

Susan Mosely

Susan Oakes

Leslie Pfeiffer

Cindi Taylor

Elaine Weber

Linda Zolet

 

 

“Orchid Decline” by Susan Oakes

 

 

 

Wellington   Art   Society   Announces 

Virtual   Art   Show “Flying  South” 

 

 

 

 

wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is pleased to announce a virtual art show called “Flying South” is open now through March 31, 2022. This exhibit features ten artists and 48 original works of art by WAS members, including photography, digital art, mixed media on hand-made paper and an array of paintings using various mediums.  All artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs.

 

 

 

 

Rachel Laub ⋅ Charles Moses ⋅ HV Albrecht ⋅ Susan Oakes ⋅ Laura Jaffe ⋅

David Ciofalo ⋅ Eric Reibeek ⋅ Joseph Marcou ⋅ Del Foxton ⋅ Mauricio Perry

 

 

Flying South Virtual Art Show is a free on-line event which will be presented through Kunstmatrix, which is a unique and innovative platform that enables artists to create beautiful and realistic 3D versions of their artwork, displayed in a sophisticated virtual exhibition space. Visitors can view artwork one of several ways, including moving themselves around the exhibit using the arrows that appear on screen or by using the cursor. A guided tour is also available as an option.

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 40th 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 www.wellingtonartsociety.org or email presidentofwas@gmail.com.

 

 

 

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Free Admission To Martin County Open Studio Tour 2022 Features 45 Artists In 25 Studios Saturday, March 5 And Sunday, March 6

The 6th Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour (MCOST) on Saturday, March 5 & Sunday, March 6, 2022 will feature 45 artists in 25 studios!  Enjoy this Free event and watch the artists creating their work, interact with them, learn about how they create and see what materials they use. Some will offer refreshments and special surprises! Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the thriving arts scene in Martin County!  Meet the artists, ask questions, explore new venues and see their newest drawings, watercolors, oils, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and fiber arts that they will be displaying and selling.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARTIN      COUNTY      OPEN      STUDIO      TOUR

 

 

Saturday,  March   5   &   Sunday,  March 6,   2022  

 

~FREE     To     ATTEND~

 

10 am – 5 pm    each   day

 

MARTIN     COUNTY,   FL

 

MCOST.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eduardo Gomez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeanine Baum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daffodil Dress” by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

 

 

The  Artists:

 

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Chris Kling

Sue Klahne

Dinija Berkien

Mallo Bisset

Tepa Charles

Chad Periman

Chloey Griffin

Carolyn Walsh

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Maria Miele

Jordan Silvia

Renee Keil

Carol Kepp

Sheryl Levine

Sally Browning Pearson

Jim & Tess Dirks

Cheryl Coté

Diana Rell Dean

Suzanne Connors

Billie Jo Thomson

Eduardo Gomez

Kimberly Beltrame

Torenzo Ganaway

Michaelann Bellerjeau

Deborah Bottorff

Lynn Morgan

MJ Dowling

Mark Stall

Laura Kay Darvill

Angela Krogen

Curt Whiticar Collection

Danuta Rothschild

Janis Clary

Geoffrey C. Smith

Barb Bucci

James J. DeMartis Collection

Ed Douglas

Judi LeBlanc

Robin Marshall

Raymond Reiland

Debra Terrio

Cynthia Cooper

Martha Quigley

 

 

 

 

PLEASE  NOTE:  STUDIO THREE WILL NOT BE OPEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t miss this chance to discover a treasure of your own!

 

 

 

Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

 

 

A free tour booklet is provided by the Martin Artisans Guild that lists the artists and their studios with examples of their work.

 

 

Michaelann Bellerjeau

 

 

 

 

Here are some of the locations where you can get a guide book:

*Harbor Ridge*Fox Club* Club Vista Pines* Monarch Country Club* Stuart Coffee* Morningside Pools* Down to Earth Yoga* Stuart Sailing Charter* Taiyo Sushi* Rufino’s Pizza* Roma Pizza* Tivoli Pizza* Perfect Smile Dental* Gypsea* Cotton Island* One Price Cleaners* Salon Appearances* Port St. Lucie Art League* Wagnolias* Twinkles* Elle Salon* UBS Financial* Key West Diner* Circle Bay Yacht Club* Monterey Golf and Yacht Club* Palm Cove Community Center* The Butcher Shop* Harper’s Pub* Armory Art Center

 

 

 

For more information:

 

info@MCOST.org

mcost.org

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com 561-537-0291

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Gail Johnson’s Wearable Art Jewelry Is Featured At Lighthouse ArtCenter’s WARHOL! WARHOL!WARHOL! Exhibit Through March 23

Gail Johnson‘s jewelry creations are truly pieces of wearable art!  Gail was chosen by the Lighthouse ArtCenter to participate in the WARHOL! WARHOL! WARHOL! themed exhibit running NOW through March 23, 2022.  In addition, Gail has just launched a new website showcasing her designs which have been sold nation-wide in prestigious boutiques.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I  want  my  jewelry  to  give  people  joy  and  amusement  in  their  daily  lives”  ~  Gail Johnson

 

 

 

373 Tequesta Drive      Tequesta, FL 33469

561-746-3101

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free admission for members        $5  for  nonmembers

For more information: lighthousearts.org/warhol/

Gallery Hours:   

Monday-Thursday: 9  – 5   Friday: 9  – 4       Saturday: 10 – 4     Sunday: Closed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Necklace by Gail Johnson 

 

 

 

 

” I feel energized, relaxed and accomplished when my wearable art is finished.  Anything that tickles my fancy bone or fancies my tickle bone works for me.  I take simple textures and create sophisticated, whimsical, fun, one-of-a-kind pieces.”  ~  Gail Johnson

 

 

 

Necklace by Gail Johnson

 

 

 

 

Gail Johnson tells The Rickie Report, ” Rather than following only trends, my jewelry encapsulates the spirit of innovation.  I constantly search for new ways to look at jewelry design as a multifaceted architecture of shapes, colors and materials”. From a unique Calder-inspired necklace to a Warhol-inspired design, Gail includes a funky mix of body art that transforms the everyday into something exclusive!

 

 

 

 

One-of-a-kind bracelets by Gail Johnson

 

 

 

Gail’s enthusiasm can be summed up, as she shares “Unique crafted statement jewelry made with special craftsmanship, care and passion. When buying from an artist you’re buying more than just an object. You are buying hundreds of hours of effort and experimentation. You are buying days, weeks and months of PURE JOY!  You aren’t just buying a thing. You are buying a piece of heart, part of a soul, a moment of someone’s life. I hope you find something that touches your heart”.

 

 

 

Close-up of earrings by Gail Johnson

 

 

 

Gail thinks of jewelry as personal, wearable art making a statement by the wearer.  While her career has spanned the corporate world, Gail always had to be involved with a creative outlet.  “From an early age I was always designing  something which encompassed publication in McCalls handcrafted magazine.  I am drawn to a variety of design, textures, colors and components. Although the materials vary, the common denominators in my work are color and texture”.

 

 

 

 

Sneak peek of 3 more necklaces by Gail Johnson

 

 

 

Very few materials are out-of-bounds as Gail uses paper, lampwork, glass, hand carved beads, nuts, ceramic, rubber bands, wire, cord, paper and more.  Her artistry has been sold at Palm Springs, CA, Womens Creative Expo-Palm Beach, Gallery Five in Tequesta FL, Artisan Gallery of Lake Worth and Lighthouse Gallery located in Jupiter, FL. ” I feel energized, relaxed and accomplished when my wearable art is finished.  Anything that tickles my fancy bone or fancies my tickle bone works for me.   I take simple textures and create sophisticated, whimsical, fun, one-of-a-kind pieces. I want my jewelry to give people joy and amusement in their daily lives”.

 

For more information:

Website:  gailjohnsonjewelry.com

Instagram  gailjohnsonjewelry

Email:  gailjohnsonjewelry@gmail.com

 

 

About Lighthouse ArtCenter:

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art is 501c(3) not-for-profit founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. The ArtCenter is dedicated to the visual arts whose mission is to inspire, engage and connect our community through a vibrant school of art, unique exhibitions and diverse special events. The center has grown into a three-building campus consisting of a Gallery & 2D Studio, 3D Studio, and a Jewelry & Textile Studio. Supported by memberships, tuition, grants, and donations, Lighthouse ArtCenter serves over 20,000 visitors, 3000 students, 45 faculty members, 400 summer art campers, and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit under-served populations.

 

For more information visit https://www.lighthousearts.org.

Facebook: @lighthousearts.org

Instagram: @lighthousearts

Twitter: @LighthouseArtC

 

 

 

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

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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Artist Of Palm Beach County Invite You To The Opening Reception Of “2022 Annual Members Exhibit” On Friday, February 25. Meet & Mingle With The Artists At The ArtWorks Gallery In Northwood. Exhibit Runs Feb. 14 To April 11

Artists of Palm Beach County, Inc. (APBC) announces its “Annual Members 2022 Exhibit” at the ArtWorks Gallery located in the wonderful, historic Bohemian art district of Northwood in West Palm Beach. The exhibit is Open NOW and runs until April 11, 2022. The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, February 25, 2022 – Meet the artists, be treated to a live jazz band, stroll through the area to enjoy local arts or dine at some of the best restaurants in West Palm BeachThe Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday,  February 25,  2022

5  –  8 pm

 ArtWorks   Gallery

 

555   25th   Street        W.  Palm  Beach, FL

 

 

 

The exhibition is open NOW through April 11, 2022

 

 

We will follow CDC guidelines limiting the number of guests inside and encouraging mask wearing.

 

 

 

 

 

“Autumn” by Barbara Bailey

 

 

 

The Artists of Palm Beach County, Inc. a 501 (c) 3 organization since 2006 is a coalition created and managed by artists of all disciplines. It offers members the opportunities to exhibit and sell their work, to network with other artists, and to attend Art Salons, workshops and classes. In addition to empowering artists, the organization is dedicated to enriching the community at large through its art activities and is always happy to invite new members. Twenty-seven artist members were juried into the “Annual Members 2022 Exhibit.” The original artwork in all media, 2D and 3D chosen for this member exhibit will most certainly delight the public.

 

 

 

 

“Nightingale’s Nest” by Barbara Bailey

 

 

APBC is proud to display the important work and also pleased to announce that Barbara Ziev will be the Judge for awards. Ms. Ziev, former owner of Gallery 526, is a multi-disciplinary artist in her own right and an important member of the art community.

 

For more information about this exhibit or other events of the Artists of Palm Beach County:

 

 

Artists of Palm Beach County is a non-profit 501c organization dedicated to helping member artists achieve their artistic goals and utilize their talents to enrich the lives in our community. Registration #CH52359

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800- 435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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