Armory Art Center’s “Art Of The BraveHeARTS” Is Multi-Media Exhibit In Coalition With VA Medical Center Of West Palm Beach Featuring Creations By US Veterans

The “Art of the BraveHeARTS” exhibition will be on view from January 12 – February 1 at the Armory Art Center. This multimedia exhibit features artwork created by our US Veterans in partnership with the VA Medical Center of W. Palm Beach.  These emerging artists learned to rejuvenate past artistic skills, improve their talents, heal with art, connect with others, and be part of a creative and safe environment at the Armory Art Center.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, January 18.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  KUDOS to the Armory Art Center!





811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | |

US  Veterans  Heal  Through  Art  

at  the  Armory  Art  Center







“Art of the BraveHeARTS”

Opening  Reception:

Friday, January 18, 2019

 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Non-Members: $5 | Members: Free

US Veterans admitted for free with valid Military Veteran ID

East and Greenfield Galleries

Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Saturday, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm. Closed Sunday.

Exhibit is available January 12 – February 1, 2019

The BraveHeARTS initiative goal is to provide free classes to help veterans with being present, improving dexterity, enjoying a sense of accomplishment, learning new skills, rediscovering strengths, and increasing community re-entry skills.



Instructor Naomi Wallen pictured with class of Veterans who created

 BraveHeARTS T-Shirts in the printmaking studio.  Photo by Liza Niles



The outreach program and has served over 45 US veterans to date. A licensed mental health therapist or a certified art therapist and Armory instructors conduct the classes. Artwork in the exhibition will be from the classes in various media that the Armory offers: ceramics-wheel throwing and tile making, paper making, painting, photography, jewelry, sculpture, and welding. Two different classes run weekly for 2-3 hours during each 6-7 week term.  Currently all of the veterans are selected to participate by the VA Medical Center of West Palm Beach. 



Veteran works with licensed mental health therapist Brian Wood to learn welding. 

Photo by Barry Schein



VA Creative Arts Therapist Sara E. Windrem explains that due to traumas many veterans don’t go to movie theaters and can’t go to the mall because of the crowds. The Armory has given the veterans a new comfort zone. Sara said, “I think people naturally know how to heal with art. Making them feel comfortable in a space and giving them the skills and the opportunity as a starting point is where the real healing and therapy takes place.”



Veterans explore ceramic tile making with instructor Dereck Decker

and  art therapist Maria Tritico.



The exhibition reception is Friday, January 18, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Exhibition attendees can meet some of the veterans, instructors, and mental health professionals. The cost to attend the opening reception is $5 for non-members, members can attend free. US Veterans admitted for free with valid Military Veteran ID. During normal gallery hours the exhibition is free and open to the public. 



Veterans created belt buckles in the jewelry studio at the Armory.  

Photo by Jeanne Martin




Private donors and grants fund the BraveHeARTS program. Those interested in supporting the Armory’s healing arts programs can contact Garrett Lovett at (561) 832-1776 or post their donation online at




About The Armory Art Center:



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:



Call (561) 832-1776







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Fort Lauderdale Branch of National League Of American Pen Women Shares Call For Juried All Media Exhibition

The Fort Lauderdale Branch of National League of American Pen Women shares a Call for Artists for a juried exhibition of all media. The event takes place at the Herb Skolnick Community Center in Pompano Beach, FL.  The public is invited to an Awards Luncheon on Friday, February 15th.   The Rickie Report shares the details and urges the artists to apply – and art patrons to visit the exhibit, which opens February 6th through March 6th 2019.  This Call for entries is open to non- member as well as members!


















Exhibit Available February 6 – March 6, 2019



Herb Skolnick Community Center

800 SW 36th Avenue   Pompano Beach, FL 33069





 1st prize 2018    “Mocha, A Cats Life”, by MaryAnn Mullet




Entry Deadline: Thursday, January 31st

Cost:  $20 Member/Patrons $30 Non- Members (2 pieces) 

Delivery Date:  Wednesday, February 6th, 11:30-12:30

Pickup Date:     Wednesday, March 6th, 11:30-12:30

Judge: Beth Ravitz

Ribbons & Cash Prizes:

1ST  2ND, 3RD & Honorable Mentions

Monetary awards:  A major entry portion of the proceeds will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.  



Click to Link to Application





Friday, February 15, 2018 

11:30 AM

Reservations necessary –see prospectus

Demonstration by Jewelry Artists:

 Lee Tatem and Marlene Hammel











About the National League of American Pen Women:

Since its founding in 1897 by Marian Longfellow O’Donoghue, Henry Longfellow’s niece, the League seeks to create progression and advancement in visual arts, literary work, and musical composition. As the oldest and largest women’s arts organization, members share their creativity in a number of ways, including workshops, exhibitions, discussion groups, performances, demonstrations and lectures, fostering networking and friendships among members, while maintaining a high, broad standard of work, effort and strength that comes from the union. Each year the Fort Lauderdale Branch awards three $1,000 scholarships to a high school senior woman who has been accepted and enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college, university or technical school.



For additional information please call 954-527-0407










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Sheila Firestone Speaks About The Journey Of Creating A Musical At Boca Raton Branch Of American Pen Women On January 26th. Public Is Invited

The public is invited to hear composer, Sheila Firestone present The Journey to Creating the Musical, “Miriam and the Women of the Desert” on Saturday, January 26 at the TeaLicious Tea House in Delray Beach, FL.  An active member of the Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women, Sheila will share anecdotes about her visits to Israel, the twenty-two year span in creating this musical, plus the Biblical Miriam and the women who surrounded her. Sheila’s full staged musical premieres on February 24.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges everyone to RSVP!  The National League Of American Pen Women is a valuable organization for women artists, authors, composers, creators, and musicians to network.  These events are open to the public






Boca Raton Branch, National League Of American Pen Women 


The Journey to Creating the Musical:

“Miriam and the Women of the Desert”

Hear Music From a New Musical and The Story of its Creation!

Sheila Firestone – Music Composer

Saturday, January 26, 2019

2:00 – 5:00 p.m



Reserve by January 18, 2019 :


TeaLicious Tea House

4995 W. Atlantic Avenue  Delray Beach, FL 33445




Join the Boca Raton Pen Women for a delightful afternoon, featuring a preview of some of the music from “Miriam and the Women of the Desert” and a delicious tea luncheon. Composer and Pen Woman, Sheila Firestone will present “The Journey to Creating the Musical, Miriam and the Women of the Desert.” Sheila will share anecdotes about her visits to Israel and the sights, sounds and visions that inspired her compositions. Her musical accomplishment, which took over twenty-two years to complete, is a fascinating story about Sheila, as well as the Biblical Miriam and the women who surrounded her.



Sheila Firestone




Sheila is a prolific musician whose orchestral works have been performed at venues in the U.S. and internationally. She served as the Music Chair of the Boca Raton NLAPW since 2003, and was Branch President from 2014 to 2018.





Members: $27 ~ Non-members: $30    Checks payable to: Boca Raton Branch NLAPW

Send to: Elaine Hutt, 7666 Majestic Palm Drive, Boynton Beach FL 33437

Email Elaine Hutt for more information:

Luncheon Menu: Please circle your choice of croissant sandwich:

(1) Croissant with turkey

(2) Croissant with tuna salad

(3) Croissant with egg salad

(4) Croissant with chicken salad


Croissant sandwiches are served with soup of the day, a small salad and fruit.
Dessert: scone with clotted cream and preserves.

Choice of Four Teas: Lemon Lavender,  Apple Honey,  English Breakfast,  Decaf Creme Brulé.


NAME: (Print) ________________________________________







GUEST’S MENU: CHOICES of entree & dessert:


GUESTS: How did you hear about us?


Deadline for Receipt of Checks: January 18, 2019   

Note: We cannot accept checks after the deadline.






The fully staged production of Sheila’s new musical, with a cast of talented singers:

“Miriam and the Women of the Desert”

Sunday,  February 24, 2019
4:00  – 5:15  pm

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
188 South Swinton Avenue    Delray Beach, FL 33444

Buy Tickets

A spiritual musical journey that speaks to the Exodus through the eyes of Miriam the Prophetess. Stories are drawn from Torah and from midrash. Miriam, the keeper of the well, the voice of the women, along with her brothers Aaron and Moses, leads the journey. Explores family relationships of mothers raising strong women, father’s influence, meaningful love relationships, offspring and generational heritage. As we wander through the desert searching for meaning, the cast of seven beautifully trained voices tells the stories of Miriam, Zipporah, Yocheved and significant others. Featuring Cantor David Presler as the Pharaoh. Book, lyrics and music by composer Sheila Firestone.




Moses and Jethro



For more information:



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.






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It’s Time To Dart For Art At Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 12th Annual “D’Art” For Art FUNdraiser On January 12

The Lighthouse ArtCenter presents the 12th Annual D’Art for Art on Saturday, January 12, 2019. This fast paced, exciting evening is the ArtCenter’s signature fundraising event. The Jupiter Community Center Grand Ballroom will be transformed into a gallery like no other.  In addition to exceptional artwork, jewelry, and artisan home decor donated by national and local artists, galleries, collectors, and designers, there will also be a silent auction. The Rickie Report shares the details and photos from last year.  Get your running shoes ready! 








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






Join Us!

Saturday, January 12, 2019

6 – 10 pm

Jupiter Community Center Grand Ballroom

200 Military Trial    Jupiter, FL

$500.00 per ticket

To purchase a ticket to the event: Call (561) 746-3101 or visit






The Lighthouse ArtCenter presents the 12th Annual D’Art for Art. This fast-paced, exciting evening is the ArtCenter’s signature fundraising event. The Jupiter Community Center Grand Ballroom will be transformed into a gallery like no other, filled with exceptional artwork, jewelry, artisan home décor and more, donated by local and national artists, galleries, collectors and designers.



“Fruitscape” by Gustavo Castillo



“We are so thankful for the continued support of the community for the ArtCenter,” said Nancy Politsch, executive director of the ArtCenter. “The event depends on the generous donations from artists and we were fortunate that over 300 works of art were donated.”




Each guest is assigned an artist’s name to form 10 groups. As guests arrive they enjoy cocktails and gourmet hors d’oeuvres while perusing the gallery of over 300 pieces of displayed art and jewelry, noting their favorites on their “Wish List.” There is also a very carefully curated Silent Auction to tempt the most discerning buyer. After enjoying a delicious dinner, it’s time to “dart!” When their artist’s name is randomly drawn, their group “darts” to their chosen piece of art, putting their claim on the work of art that they will be taking home. 

So drink, dine, and when your name is called, “dart” for an outstanding piece of art to take home as the ultimate parting gift!



Honorary Chairs for the event are Fred and Mary Lynn Putney. Silent Auction Chairs are Pat DeAloia and Amy Crain. “Everyone appreciates what the Lighthouse ArtCenter means to our community,” said Mr. Putney. “The staff and volunteers work hard to provide programs to enrich our lives here in South Florida and we are proud to be a part of this incredible evening.”


D’art For Art Chairs Mary Lynn and Fred Putney, with guests Joan and Mark Rose



Sponsors for the 12th Annual D’Art for Art are Fred and Mary Lynn Putney, Susan Namm Spencer, Amy Crain, PNC Bank, Publix Super Markets Charities, Jupiter Magazine, Whitley’s Auctioneers, Anna’s Flowers, Richard Strauss, Leslie Rogers Blum, Joan and Richard Krimm.





Call the Lighthouse ArtCenter at 561-746-3101 or go to our website at

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 through 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 through Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday: 9 am – 4 pm







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Las Olas Art Fair Returns For 31st Annual Event January 5 – 6. Over 300 National And International Artists Are Included In This Stunning Exhibit

The iconic art event known as the Las Olas Art Fair returns for its 31st year with over 300 national and international artists.  Enjoy Las Olas Part I on Saturday, January 5 and Sunday, January 6 while you explore this stunning showcase of art across all mediums.  The free, outdoor, pet friendly event offers functional and decorative items for all budgets.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.








31st Annual Las Olas Art Fair (Winter)

Saturday, January 5


Sunday, January 6

 10 am to 5 pm

  Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

Navigational Address: 600 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale




 Free and open to the public





One of a kind, hand-cut and designed jewelry, such as these rings from MN jeweler Robert Trisko, will be available during the Las Olas Art Fair 1.


Over 300, top-rated national and international artists display stunning creations across diverse mediums during free, juried showcase 




Presented by Howard Alan Events, producer of the nation’s top outdoor art festivals, more than 300 artists representing 40 different states and dozens of diverse mediums will line the center of Las Olas Boulevard. Sculpture, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, wearable art and more are displayed, gallery-style, for the enjoyment of art appreciators, collectors, shoppers and pedestrians alike.  





The free, outdoor pet-friendly event features a fully vetted, juried selection of fine art. Considered an annual tradition in South Florida, the Las Olas Art Fair also offers the opportunity to meet with the artists, ask about techniques, commission a specific piece and discover the inspiration behind each magnificent creation. The event will also feature the unveiling of this year’s winning commemorative poster. The highly collectable work is an original design by contemporary artist Roy Rodriguez.  





The Las Olas Art Fair (Part II) is slated for March 2 and 3, 2019. For more information about the Las Olas Art Fair, please visit  






Glass Orchid by Ronnie Hughes.  NC glass artisan Ronnie Hughes uses old-world blowing techniques for each intricate, flower. 







  • Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists  

  • Original Artwork Handmade in America 

  • More than 300 artists from 40 different states  

  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $40,000  

  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants  

  • All artists on site for duration of festival

  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, and mixed media. 





Los Angeles artist Amos Amit uses original batiks on Egyptian cotton and silk wax to create detailed pieces such as “The Musicians.”  



About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:                


Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, from Colorado to Florida, Howard Alan Events produces award winning arts and craft festivals in 40 different locations each year.   

For additional information on the 31st Annual Las Olas Art Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit or call 561-746-6615.  





For additional information on the 31st Annual Las Olas Art Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit or call 561-746-6615.







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Art On Park Gallery Announces Continuation Of “Art By The Inch” Fundraiser, “Members 2019 Exhibit”, Classes, And Art Salon

Art On Park Gallery, home of the Artists of Palm Beach County announces the “Members 2019 Exhibit”, with a free, Opening Reception on Friday, January 11th.  The “Art By The Inch” Scholarship FUNdraising Event will continue.  ALL monies raised will benefit graduating High School Seniors for College/University Level Art Programs.  A Student Exhibit will take place in the Spring, 2019.  Art lovers will enjoy, art students will be aided, and artists will benefit! This is a win-win-win! The Rickie Report shares the details here.










800 Park Avenue   Lake Park, FL  33403



Hours:  Monday through Saturday Noon – 6 PM


APBC   Art   on   Park   Gallery





Opening  Reception:  

Friday, January 11

 5 – 8 pm  

Free and Open to the public  

Exhibit is available January 2 – 31






Kevin L Baker

Julie Burleigh

Lydia Dardi

Sarahleah Hankes

Jay Hatfield

Harvey Levine

Yury Lobo

Noelle Mccarthy

Edward Muñoz

Susan Oakes

Daniel Pichney

Alvaro Rojas

Marilyn Samwick

Thomas Schmidt

Maxine Schreiber

Phyllis Simon

Bonnie Summer

Steve Varhola

Colette Wilt

Marielle Zuber






“ART   By   The   Inch”

A Fundraiser For Art Student Scholarships






The artworks created in various mediums are:

6 X 6 inches  are $50

8 X 8 inches  are $75

12 X 12 inches are $100



They are being donated by Artists of Palm Beach County members:


Beth Baker, Norman Berman, Marsha Bhagwansingh, BJ Collister, Lydia Dardi, Ken Dempsey, Christine Fogel, Elsebeth Lauge Grue, Caren Hackman, Jean Hutchison, Jennifer Isham, Joan Lagoulis, Frances Lynn, Sarah Mayo, Noelle McCarthy, Pamela Achenson Myers, John Vincent Palozzi, Ginny Pappalardo, Daniel Remmel, Barbara Roehl, Jeannie Rossi, Thomas Rowe, T. C. Schmidt, Maxine Schreiber, Judith Smith and Mary Jane Zapp.

ALL money collected from these pieces will go toward the scholarship fund.





Glass Lampwork Demo

(See how Kelley makes glass beads for her jewelry)


Marsha’s Drawing and Calligraphy Classes 

For more info click HERE

Make your own Jewelry!


For more info click here

Art Salon

Free, All are welcome. Bring one piece of your original, recent art to show and tell. Light refreshments will be served.


6:30 PM



Art On Park is a gallery of local artists of all disciplines bringing you original art in a variety of mediums and price points.  

To become a Friend of APBC Make your Donation:   CLICK HERE

Artists of Palm Beach County, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization

For more information about these exhibits, fundraisers, classes, Art Salons, free events, or to become a member please contact:                 






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Artists’ Eye Gallery And Boutique Features Jeanne Rossi And Invites Emerging To Professional Artists To Join The Group!

The Lake Worth Art League invites the public to the Free, Opening Reception , “In The Eyes Of The Beholder”, the fourth judged show of eight, in their Eye-Catching Season of Art!  On Friday, January 4 visit the gallery and tell us what you see!  What attracts you to a certain piece of artwork?  See the fashionable artistry of Featured Artist, Jeanne Rossi, who has a particular affinity to Marilyn Monroe.  In addition, The Rickie Report shares a Call to All Artists to exhibit your work at the galleryan unprecedented equal opportunity for all artists, from emerging to professional.  Take-in for the next Open Show, “Spectacle of Art” is February 25th.  Get the details and sneak peeks here.



604 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth, FL  33460



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

“In The Eyes Of The Beholder”

Featuring the artwork of:

Jeanne Rossi

Free, Opening Reception:

Friday, January 4, 2019

6 – 8  pm



“In The Eyes Of The Beholder” is our 4th judged show of 8 in our Eye-Catching Season of Art. A beholder is someone who sees or otherwise experiences things, becoming aware of them. Not all people have the same opinions about what is attractive. In art, beauty is subjective; and to some, a piece of art being beautiful itself may not warrant one’s attention, but may attract them in other ways; via emotions, skill, colors or subject. Come and see our artist’s work in this show and see what you see. Will you agree with the judge? Along with a Special Exhibition by artist Jeanne Rossi, there will be much to behold. We know you will enjoy the show!
Jeanne Rossi always had a passion for fashion and painting. She continues to paint beautiful, fashionable ladies, today, yet they all depict a sense of searching outside of themselves that convey a sense of pain and uncertainty that she feels prevails in most women. Jeanne especially enjoys portraying Marilyn Monroe and has titled her exhibition “A Tribute to Marilyn”.

Image of Original Painting By Jeanne Rossi


Show your work in our gallery!

We are proud to offer an unprecedented equal opportunity for all artists!

We are unique in that fact that we accept the work of ALL artists, from emerging to professional, to show, sell and compete for awards in our newly refurbished Artist’s Eye Gallery and Boutique in downtown Lake Worth.



Our gallery is owned and operated by the Lake Worth Art League, the oldest non-profit art organization in Palm Beach County, founded in 1941. The league is comprised of very talented artists from all disciplines. More good news… it is very inexpensive to join and show. First, become a member for just $75. per year. You then have the opportunity to show up to 5 pieces of work in each one of our 8 judged “season” shows. Each show is judged by a qualified judge that is not affiliated with the league.



The League offers cash prizes and ribbons for first, second, third, and honorable mention award winners. We also have a “Peoples Choice” award where the public is the judge! Entry fee for each show is $20. For first entry and $10. For each additional piece. Summer exhibitions continue with reduced prices for entry. The league retains 20% of all sales, which along with membership, entry fees and our volunteers, helps keep the gallery open and your work visible to the public. A reception with light refreshment is held for each show. All shows are advertised. We also hold shows throughout the summer!



Membership offers discounted classes, social events and the opportunity to sell your work in our Boutique. Still skeptical? We are presenting our last open show the year, where you do not have to be a member to participate; with just a slightly higher entry fee, ($30. first entry, $15 each additional). Please go to view the rules for exhibition.Take-in for this show, “Spectacle of Art” is Mon. Feb. 25th from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.

Here are just two of the award winning works of art from our last show “Look, See, Think”, along with some of the art from our Special Exhibition of the Palm Beach Habilitation Center artists.

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









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Sandhill Cove Retirement Living Announces Annual Indoor Art Sale And Show On March 30. Call For Artists And Whimsical Decor

Sandhill Cove Retirement Living will open their doors to the public on Saturday, March 30th for an Indoor Art Sale And Show.  This event is FREE to attend and FREE for Professional local artists and crafters to show and sell their creations.  10% of sales will benefit Helping People Succeed.  Artists will be given a complimentary lunch.   The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to apply and art lovers to mark their calendars!  Do you own a gallery or boutique?  This is perfect for you to showcase your wares!














9 AM – 4 PM

1500 SW Capri Street   Palm City, FL










C  A  L  L      T  O      A  R  T  I  S  T  S:

  • Oil paintings

  • Watercolor Paintings

  • Shell Art

  • Wood Work

  • Stained  Glass

  • Photography

  • Whimsical Decor Artists



For application: Contact Jill Burton  772.220.1090

  Or email:









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:


For more information about: Helping People Succeed









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Whitespace Collection Announces Opening Reception For Peggy Greenfield Exhibit January 11

Join Whitespace, The Mordes Collection for Opening Weekend Celebrations on Friday, January 11, 2019! Enjoy the opening Reception of Peggy Greenfield’s exhibit.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this and future events.




For more information please visit:

or email:






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It’s Time To Register For New Classes And Workshops At The Armory Art Center. Classes Begin January 7th

Are you ready to learn a new art technique? Do you want to reconnect with an art medium you tried before?  The Armory Art Center has hundreds of options for you to choose from in their Session 3 Course Catalog. Classes start on January 7th. The Rickie Report shares some highlights and urges you to check out all of the offerings for adults , youth, and teens! Hint: Classes make great gift ideas for you or someone else you know!!




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







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Textile Creation by Kianga Parker




Each participant will create a 2-dimensional collage using African textiles, yarn, paper, beads, and leather. Students will be given templates to assist in the construction of the body and instruction on making any clothing or accessories. Using fabric glues and some minor hand sewing, each collage will adhere to a handmade paper background. Cutting and gluing are the major skills needed. Hand sewing is optional, imagination is required.


Monday, 6:00 – 9:00 pm  SESSION 3: Jan 7th, Feb 11th Tuition: $60


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YING ZHOU Levels: 1-2

Learn the essential techniques of producing functional hand-built pottery. Students will learn how to create a template and work from it. Slab and coil will be the primary construction methods and surface decoration will include the use of decals, underglaze, brush decoration, wax resist, colored slips, and your own custom stamps. Learn about the construction of Yixing teapots and their function, specifications, and the background behind these historical forms.

Monday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm 19W1-CYZ.1a  SESSION 3: 8 weeks, January 7th – February 25th

Tuition: $368 plus Lab Fee $10


page25image3622910336   DRAWING

Live Model Open Studios












Drawing by Linda Silpe

Participants can work in any 2D media. The open studio with live models for figure painting and drawing are opportunities to work independently with a nude model to practice and develop your craft. Bring your art supplies of choice. A monitor is present to coordinate participants’ attendance and the model’s poses.

• Open to the general public • Class enrolled not required to attend • All levels are welcome

SESSION 3: January 7 – March 2, 2019
Short Poses, Fridays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Long Poses, Tuesdays, 1:30– 4:30 pm

1 TICKET: Members $20 | Non-members $25, Members age 75 and over $15

10 TICKETS: Members $175 | Non-members $225 75 and over members $100

Submit tickets to the monitor upon arrival to each class


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Learning to work with watercolor and mixed media creates an excellent foundation to develop painting skills. Students will learn how to use watercolor, pastels, colored pencils, and ink to develop their expertise. The class will also explore multimedia techniques such as collage, stamping, and stenciling. Participants will learn watercolor basics and how to approach the subject matter of their choice.


Incorporate collage techniques into your paintings to create dense surfaces and textures. Liven-up your paintings by layering colored paper, found images, fabric swatches, and natural materials. This class will build from classic examples of collage and grattage techniques by artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Max Ernst, and Romare Bearden. Digital collage with Photoshop will also be discussed during the class.

Tuesday, 1:30 – 4:30 pm  SESSION 3: 7 weeks, Jan 8th – Feb 26th Tuition: $322 (no class 1/15)  19W1-PNA.2b

Wednesday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm SESSION 3: 8 weeks, Jan 9th – Feb 27th Tuition: $368



page31image3647312944   PHOTOGRAPHY & DIGITAL MEDIA











Photo by Barry Schein




Make your business look great online and on a budget! You will learn to set up a small photography studio with basic lighting to further your small business. Using smartphone, point & shoot, or DSLR cameras, you will learn how to shoot for the web, social media, public relations, and print media to effectively promote your business. A camera (smartphone, point & shoot, or DSLR) and knowing how it functions is required.

Friday, 1:30 – 3:30 pm 19W1-DMBS.5bSESSION 3: 4 weeks, Jan 11th – Feb 1st
Tuition: $120 | Lab Fee: $30


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Sculpted Owl by Amy Wolsky







AMY WOLSKY Levels: 1-2

This class is for the beginner and intermediate sculptor who are interested in sculpting animals, be it imaginary or a family pet. Students will learn to construct an armature by studying the animal’s anatomy; muscle structure, fur, claws, whiskers, and paws. Students will be introduced to DIY tools such as eye shadow brushes, dental tools, and bamboo tools.

Tuesday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm 19W1.SAW.2.aS ESSION 3: 8 weeks, Jan 8th – Feb 26th
Tuition: $368 | Lab Fee: $10



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Mark Cohen Creating a Print


MARK COHEN Levels: All

This course will teach how to transfer your drawings, paintings, photocopies, or computer images onto a Solarplate™ and print with water based inks. The process will keep students experimenting and discovering new ways to create, integrate, layer, and color prints.

Friday, 1:30 – 4:30 pm 19W1-PRMC.5bSESSION 3: 8 weeks, Jan 11th – March 1st
Tuition: $368 | Lab Fee: $40




page39image3620508832  JEWELRY



NICHOLAS KAKAVAS, Artists-in-Residence, Sculpture   Levels: All

Students will create small scale silicone rubber molds from found or sculpted objects to make fun parts for a necklace and/or ring using liquid plastics, resins, and basic metal working! Mold making, pouring plastic, resins, and jewelry fabrication processes will be demonstrated. Enjoy exploring the possibilities of light weight materials in a variety of colors to make adornment.

Thursday, 1:30-4:30 pm  SESSION 3: 8-weeks Jan 17th- Feb 28th Tuition: $368 | Lab Fee: $35


page41image3648561600 YOUTH









Anthony Burks with Original Painting

(Photo Courtesy of Jacekphoto)



Now is the time to begin preparing for middle school visual arts auditions. Students will familiarize themselves with the audition components to get a jump start on this challenging process.

Saturday, 4:00 – 6:00 pm SESSION 3: Jan 19th Tuition: $50






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