Artists and Charities Hand In Hand’s March 31 Event At Lighthouse Point Yacht Club Will Benefit Peggy Adam Animal Rescue League

Artists and Charities Hand In Hand invites the public to a unique and exciting new art show on Sunday, March 31.  The Lighthouse Point Yacht Club hosts the event featuring over 40 of South Florida’s award-winning artists and sculptors.  Sponsored by Pet Supermarket and Century Risk Advisors, 20% of all sales will benefit the Peggy Adams Rescue Animal League. All guests will receive a gift bag valued at over $10, and will be asked to make a donation to enter.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.



Artists and Charities Hand in Hand

Brings artists and charities together



SUNDAY,  MARCH 31, 2019

10 AM – 5 PM


2701 NE 42nd Street    Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Register to attend

$10.00 Suggested donation per person at the event

GIFT from PET SUPERMARKET valued over $10 with each donation~

Register today for the March 31st event and join our mailing list.



RSVPs are requested:

or call 415-419-4292

For more information:














An art show to benefit the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is coming to the Lighthouse Point Yacht Club, through the help and vision of Ingrid Robinson, Founder and Curator of Artists and Charities Hand In Hand. She tells The Rickie Report, “By joining forces, we fulfill the fundraising and publicity needs of the charity and the marketing and awareness needs of these talented artists.”



Helping pets is a noble vocation. It takes a warm heart and a clear head to manage the logistics that saves animals in crisis and find forever homes. Ingrid Robinson, an internationally known branding powerhouse, brings together over 40 local, award-winning artists and sculptors to support the many needs of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, caring for pets needing forever homes.





By joining forces with Peggy Adams and inviting the community to participate in this fabulous and exciting art show, Artists and Charities Hand In Hand fulfills the fundraising and publicity mission of the charity, the marketing and awareness needs of these talented artists, as well as inviting the participation of the community to enjoy a fabulous, worthwhile, fun and fundraising charity event surrounded by a spectacular, beautiful venue, the Lighthouse Point Yacht Club.



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The Mission of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

The Mission of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League of the Palm Beaches, Incorporated is to provide shelter to lost, homeless and unwanted animals, to provide spay and neuter and other medical services for companion animals, and to care for, protect, and find quality homes for homeless and neglected companion animals, to advocate animal welfare, community involvement and education to further the bond between people and animals.

Our Vision is to create a community where 100% of the adoptable animals find loving homes and no animals will be euthanized because of pet overpopulation.

Visit website for more information:





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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:




For more information about: Helping People Succeed







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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.






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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:



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.













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”.








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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 





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: 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:




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








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Mary Christou’s Jewelry Evokes Art Nouveau, Steampunk, Fairy Tales, And SciFi. Meet Her On March 22 At Artisans On The Ave

Mary Christou creates jewelry pieces that speak to her love of Art Nouveau, Science Fiction, Steampunk, fairy tales, and all things Medieval and Arthurian.  Artisans On The Ave features Mary’s jewelry masterpieces at a Free Reception on Friday, March 22.  Mary will be giving a demonstration, as she creates a cuff bracelet from its bare beginnings.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

















M  A  R  Y      C  H  R  I  S  T  O  U

Friday, March 22 

6:00  – 9:00  PM

Free Reception with refreshments



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

Mary Christou’s Green Steampunk Bee Watch Face





Mary Christou asks, “Are you bored when you walk into the mall or the jewelry store? Do you have trouble finding pieces that express your personality, and don’t offend your values”?    She tells The Rickie Report, “That was me, and that’s why I started making jewelry about ten years ago. Minimalist style is lovely and classic, but it’s not who I am. In stores, the Boho pieces I did like were often of poor quality, and mass-produced in third-world sweatshops, both things that go against my core values”.


Mary Christou’s “Alice Queen of Hearts Necklace”




Mary describes herself as a daydreamer, a lover of books and movies and music. She loves science fiction, Steampunk, fairy tales, and all things Medieval and Arthurian. Art Nouveau is her favorite movement, and she is inspired by nature, the forests, the oceans.




Mary Christou’s “Steampunk Heart Cuff bracelet”


“For years, I just bought simple clothes and jewelry that didn’t make me feel special at all, suppressing what I was inside. But then creative expression began seeping through, and finally exploded out of me. Now I can’t keep it in anymore.  Once I started making jewelry and giving it to friends, it just wouldn’t stop. Pretty soon, there was so much, I had to find more people to share it with. There’s nothing like the joy of seeing someone else feeling special and expressing herself by wearing my pieces”!



Mary Christou’s “Mermaid and Roman Glass necklace”



Mary goes beyond herself as she creates high quality art jewelry, often with recycled materials. 10% of her jewelry and class sales go to two charitable organizations: WaterAid provides clean water and basic sanitation for people in 38 countries (and counting). Kiva gives those less fortunate a leg up in their businesses so they can feed their families. She says, “I believe there is room for all of us and we can all help each other. I have also learned the joy of teaching jewelry-making to others, especially when they may have thought they were not “artsy” at all because they couldn’t draw. We are all creative, and if you can use a twist-tie, you can make jewelry from just about anything.  So do join me on this journey, because we all deserve to express ourselves and feel special every day”!







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



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Caren Hackman Shares Her Passion For The Peace And Beauty Of Yoga At Palm Beach Gardens Community Center’s GardensArt Exhibit. Opening Reception Is March 22

Caren Hackman‘s passion for the peaceful and restorative aspects of yoga shows in her newest paintings!  The Palm Beach Gardens’ GardensArt Project features Caren’s “The Art of Yoga” at the Burns Road Recreation Center. The public is invited to the free Opening Reception and Meet The Artist on Friday, March 22.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  This exhibit will be available until May 14.








YogaPainting Art Exhibit

by Caren Hackman

The peace and beauty of yoga come to life in art.

Opening Reception:



Friday, March 22, 2019

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM 

Burns Road Recreation Center

4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Exhibit runs through May 14, 2019









Caren Hackman, artist


Caren Hackman tells The Rickie Report, “My deep spiritual connection to the yoga practice set me on the course for creating the YogaPainter works. A painful injury sidelined me for several years during which I felt angry and depressed. Yoga saved my life! As I learned more about the physical aspects of yoga, a personal evolution, a catharsis, began. Yoga practice help me recover and re-engage with life. As the spiritual essence of the practice became clear, I was drawn to share that passion through my art”.





This spiritually motivated series resists the confines of framed canvas and is hung like a classic Asian scroll. The yoga pieces are all on canvas.  Caren’s personal yoga practice helps her feel more connected to the natural world. “Creation of art work that combines challenging poses with images of the nature’s leafy growth or the eclipse comes almost instinctively to me. I hope you find inspiration from this and spread the joy of inner peace”.





YogaArt by Caren Hackman



Caren Hackman’s paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout Florida, including the Port St. Lucie, Boynton Beach and Palm Beach Gardens City Halls, Lighthouse Artcenter, Cornell Museum of Art and History, Delray Beach; The Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida, Panama City; the Ritter Gallery, Boca Raton;  The Arts Center, St. Petersburg; Barrier Island Group for the Arts, Sanibel Island; and the Global Gallery, Tampa. In addition her work has been shown at the Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, Wisconsin; the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, California; the Spirit Echoes Gallery, Austin, Texas; and University of Mobile, Mobile, Alabama.




Caren Hackmans’ “Eclipse Natarajasana”



In 2010 Caren was awarded an Artist in Residence position by Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin. In 2005 she was awarded the Artist in Residence position at the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch, Iowa.  Ms. Hackman’s work is represented in numerous collections, including those of The Facial Pain Association, Gainesville, FL, Roger Dean, Palm Beach, FL, Equitable Life, West Palm Beach, FL; Northwood University, West Palm Beach, FL; Lake Wales Medical Center, Lake Wales, FL; and A.H. Fisher Diamonds, Red Bank, NJ.  She maintains a studio in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. She enjoys teaching workshops and welcomes commissioned work.





Locally, Caren is well-known for her tireless dedication to numerous community projects, including founding the City of Palm Beach Gardens GardensArt program and illustrating the life of George Morikami for the Morikami Museum. Her task force and committee contributions, to name just a few, include the Norton Museum of Art, ArtServe, Armory Art Center, Boys and Girls Club Gators Galore, SunFest, and Palm Beach Community College Campus Art Gallery and founding Artists of Palm Beach County.


For more information about Caren’s artwork:




About GardensArt:

Founded in 1989, the GardensArt program is a unique program that exhibits the work of locally and nationally recognized professional artists and photographers. It was established to increase the opportunities for cultural exchange between artists and the community. The rotating exhibits are loaned to the city for approximately 6 to 8 weeks and provide contact with a broad spectrum of high quality artwork through varied techniques and mediums. GardensArt has earned and maintained an exceptional reputation among professional artists and the community as a whole. The program may offer workshops, artist demonstrations, musical performances and community partnerships in order to make the program more interactive. All of the exhibits are free and open to the public. Exhibitions and dates are subject to change.
GardensArt Logo with letters "GA" and text "Gardens Art" as one word underneath


New GardensArt Opportunity!
Seeking Artists for Rotating Solo Exhibitions at the new Sandhill Crane Golf Clubhouse,
11401 Northlake Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33412
Call 561-630-1116 or email



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Learn Technique, Composition, And Structure Of Abstract Painting With Karen H. Salup. Develop Your Own Style And Voice With Two Separate Workshops: One Day Workshop At Arts Warehouse In Delray Beach On March 30, Four Session Workshop Begins April 4 At Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Award winning abstract artist, Karen H. Salup, is offering two workshop options locally: a One-Day workshop on Saturday, March 30 at the Arts Warehouse in Delray Beach and a separate  4 session workshop on abstract painting in Lake Worth at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery.  This is an opportunity to hone your skills or try something new!  Karen will teach you techniques, composition, and how to structure your own paintings!  Develop your own style and voice with Karen’s guidance.  The Rickie Report shares the details of how to register for the workshops and some of Karen’s paintings.






K A R E N     H.    S A L U P 




Work in Progress by Karen H. Salup



Art Lab Workshop:

Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Painting 





Saturday,  March 30, 2019

10:30 AM – 2:30 PM


Arts Warehouse

313 Northeast 3rd Street     Delray Beach, FL 33446



This Fun and Creative workshop where students will explore the free spirit and style of Abstract Acrylic Painting with Karen H. Salup.

This exciting workshop is all about learning how to capture a uniquely personal and expressive way of painting! Through practical exercises, gain the knowledge to develop your own intuitive responses by placing emphasis on spontaneity, and elements and principals. Karen will teach in a supportive and friendly way, encouraging you to explore this exciting art form. The class is suited to beginners, or to intermediate students with some foundation art experience or none at all. When you leave this workshop you will have techniques to use forever.

*Workshop fee includes all materials except canvas.

*Canvas is not required for this class; if student would like to work on a canvas too a 24″ x 24″ is the recommended size. If you have any supplies you would like to bring you are welcome to do so.

Registration will close 3 days prior to the workshop date. Refunds for cancelled registrations given up to 7 days prior to workshop date.  Register soon, space is limited!   This Workshop is for participants 18+

Arts Warehouse 1 Day Workshop:To Register:     








Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18,25


Bring your own supplies

10 am – 4 pm


Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

15 South J Street    Lake Worth, FL

4 Week Workshop at Clay Glass Metal Stone:



For three decades, Karen H. Salup has been intriguing audiences across the country with her paintings.  Her artwork has been featured in several galleries and exhibits through Florida and New York, including SOLO exhibits at Viridian and Jain Marunouchi Galleries.  Karen tells The Rickie Report, “As a painting evolves I am composing intuitive images that references lean to nature. There is a vocabulary that I have developed, consisting of visual poetry”.


“Birthday Celebration” by Karen H Salup




Using acrylic, watercolor, and pastels on canvas and paper, Karen creates a world that vibrates with bold colors and bright light paired with brushstrokes that evoke a strong sense of movement and energy.  Her paintings begin with a theme of nature, but invariably evolve into an imaginative creation that invites interpretation from the audience.  Karen’s work is influenced from Impressionism  to Deconstructionism  to Abstract  Expressionism.




“Swirl” by Karen H. Salup


She explains, “These terms such as markmaking, brushstrokes and gestures where known as idiosyncratic visual poetry by the Abstract Expressionist movement creating gestures that bring to the viewer; Forms, Texture, Color and Light”.



“Summer Fling” by Karen H. Salup



“My work is very much like a process. I find image secondary to the art making. Although abstract in nature, there is an underlying visual order that gradually seems to emerge. Working intuitively, I enter a realm of the unknown where there is more of a calling than any real choice. I seem to be forever altering and adjusting the core of the painting and some invisible reality that appears”.



“This self-imposed repetitive process as I build, erase and paint layers becomes a definite chaos through which the work evolves and it seems to return repeatedly to its beginning. With each revival to the surface, there are the mark markings, forms, subtleties and sensitivities that appear in my work”.   Karen is an active member of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), Women in The Visual Arts (WITVA) and the Palm Beach Watercolor Society.


For more information about Karen’s artwork:






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“Best Of The Clubs” At Lighthouse ArtCenter Showcases Accomplished Residents From Local Communities. Opening Reception March 21. Exhibit Runs March 21 – 30

The Lighthouse ArtCenter presents the return of the “Best Of The Clubs” with an Opening Reception/Artist Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 21.  This exciting installation showcases accomplished residents from many of our private communities from Palm Beach to Stuart.  The exhibition is available March 21- 30.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.







Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 am – 4 pm      Sat 10 am – 2 pm

 First Saturday of the month no charge




Lighthouse ArtCenter Announces:






Exhibition Reception and Award Ceremony:




3rd Thursday

Thursday, March 21


5:30 – 7:30 pm

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

Exhibit is available March 21 – 30, 2019


Jane Rose, “Fun with Flatware”  Ibis Camera Club





The Lighthouse ArtCenter presents the return of the Best of the Clubs Art Exhibition. This exciting installation showcases accomplished residents from many of our private communities from Palm Beach to Stuart. The exhibition will be from March 21 – 30, 2019, with the opening reception and award ceremony on Thursday, March 21 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.




Regina Childs, “Portrait, Lady with Cat”  Mirasol Country Club





These talented artists show their most current, original art in a setting that cultivates a ideas, techniques, and creativity in our vibrant community.  It is an exciting exhibition – sure to be one of the cultural highlights of the season.  



Jim Davis, “Lunar Landing”   Jupiter Hills Club


Each club juries in the best of their members’ work from the past season including everything from stone sculpture to cold wax encaustic, from watercolors to photographs.   



Rita Shapiro, “Incognito”  Club at Ibis


“The caliber of the artwork is exceptional,” says Janeen Mason, Curator of the Lighthouse ArtCenter. “Every year we are delighted with the diversity and excellence of the submissions. It’s a real tribute to the talent that is right here in our community.”


Laurie Aguera-Arcas, “Camouflage in Black” Mariner Sands (Laurie has taught classes at LAC)




Participating Communities Include:

Admiral’s Cove, Jupiter

BallenIsles Country Club, Palm Beach Gardens

Frenchman’s Creek Country Club, Palm Beach Gardens

Frenchman’s Reserve, Palm Beach Gardens

Ibis Country Club Camera Club, West Palm Beach

Ibis Country Club, West Palm Beach

Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club, Jupiter

Jupiter Hills Country Club, Tequesta

Jupiter Island Artists, Jupiter Island

Loblolly Country Club, Hobe Sound

Lost Tree Village, North Palm Beach

The Loxahatchee Club, Jupiter

Mariner Sands Country Club, Stuart

Mirasol Country Club, Palm Beach Gardens

PGA National Members Club, Palm Beach Gardens

Sailfish Point, Stuart

Turtle Creek Country Club, Tequesta



This exhibition is generously sponsored by Peacock + Lewis Architects and Planners, LLC. Peacock + Lewis has been providing architecture and interior design services to communities, organizations, business owners, governments and individuals since 1961. 






For further information about this event, classes, exhibits, or tours:

Please call (561) 746-3101 or go to

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday 10 am – 2 pm


Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road Tequesta, Florida 33469


Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday 9 am – 4 pm






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Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986







Coral Springs Festival Of The Arts Celebrates With Fine Art & Crafts, Gardenfest, Fashion Exhibit, And Special Guest, Connie Francis March 16 & 17

The Coral Springs Festival of the Arts celebrates its 15th year in grand proportions!  Mark your calendars for Saturday and Sunday, March 16 & 17! Enjoy the Howard Alan juried outdoor art show, Gardenfest Coral Springs, Flamenco dancers, and a Wallpaper Fashion Exhibit. A literary workshop with special guest, Connie Francis takes place on Friday, March 15 and requires reservations for the free lecture. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks, including Featured artist, Susan Greeley.





C O R A L    S P R I N G S


Saturday and Sunday, March 16 & 17

10 am – 5 pm both days

Free admission

Free parking and shuttle service available:

Coral Springs Center for the Arts

2855 Coral Springs Drive

During the hours of the show on Saturday and Sunday.











Stop by this celebration of every medium of art on March 16 – 17 during the 15th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts. Held in conjunction with the Coral Springs Art Festival Committee and the City of Coral Springs, the Festival of the Arts and Crafts features life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics, and more during the free, outdoor event. The Festival also includes a full Green Market as well as live, cultural entertainment.




Connie Francis will be the 2019 Literary Guest Speaker at the Festival’s Literary Workshop. The Workshop will be held on Friday, March 15th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts. Ms. Francis will discuss her newly released autobiography “Among My Souvenirs – The Real Story”, which includes stories about her life including time spent with Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and Ed Sullivan.  The event is free to the public, however, due to seating limitations, those wishing to attend will require a ticket from the Festival’s online registration which will begin on February 1st.



There will be two stages featuring entertainment which will include musical groups from genres ranging from Jazz to Country to Motown. And for the first time, the many styles of dance and entertainment represented at the Festival will include Flamenco Dancers. Music and dancing will be continuous throughout the weekend. 


Peruse the Fine Art and Fine Crafts




New to this year’s lineup of events is a unique exhibit called “Art as Fashion” presented by Atlantic Wallpaper. The exhibit will feature dresses made entirely of wallpaper and designed by local fashion designers. Make your way to the North Stage on Saturday the 16th from Noon to 5:00 PM to see these beautiful creations.





Susan Greeley Named Signature Artist
for Coral Springs Festival of the Arts 2019



Susan Greeley, Featured Artist Coral Springs Festival of the Arts 2019



The Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is proud to announce Susan Greeley as the 2019 Signature Artist.  The winning entry, entitled “Nature Calls” depicts a cattle egret and great blue heron in a colorful Everglades landscape. Greeley’s painting will be featured in the Festival’s advertisements and on T-shirts and posters sold at the festival.


“Nature Calls” by Susan Greeley



Greeley has taught K-12 Visual Art since 1981. During this time she was able to develop her own art by experimenting with different media and themes. The natural beauty and color in landscape is the primary focus of her work. She explains, “Hopefully through my paintings the viewers will be able to experience everyday places and spaces in a new light.” 



With its tree canopy, restaurants and shops, The Walk of Coral Springs provides the perfect venue for the Festival. With something for everyone, children to seniors, art lovers to music lovers, theatre enthusiasts to literary enthusiasts, the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is the signature event for Western Broward County. The Festival is easily accessible from the Sawgrass Expressway, offers free convenient parking and a free trolley system to off-site parking.

For more information on the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts, visit


The Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to raise awareness of the arts and culture in northwest Broward, and to entertain, educate and inspire its attendees. This event is partially funded by the Broward County Board of Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, 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, the 33-years established company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Alexandria, VA; Aspen, CO; Sarasota, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation.

Please visit or call 561-746-6615.





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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986