Town Of South Palm Beach Gallery Features Susan Oakes In “Evolution And Creation” With Free Opening Reception On Sunday, March 10, 2024. See How Art And Technology Can Enhance Each Other

The Town of South Palm Beach Gallery will feature the works of award-winning artist, Susan Oakes with a Free Opening Reception on Sunday, March 10, 2024. Susan has traveled a multifaceted educational and vocational road including degrees in Psychology and Graphic Design, with experience as a retail manager, freelance graphic designer, Photoshop instructor and digital and natural media artist. (And she still hasn’t decided what she wants to be when she grows up)! Her work and teaching demonstrate that art and technology are not antagonistic, but can coexist and should be used to enhance each other in new and exciting ways. Her digital work blurs the borders between photography, painting, and digital illustration to achieve her artistic vision. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Susan Oakes:  Evolution & Creation” Exhibit

Artist Reception:

Sunday, March 10, 2024

2 to 4 PM

 

 

 

 

South Palm Beach Town Hall

3577 S. Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, FL 33480

This exhibit is available during regular business hours.

 

 

 

 

“Zaha Hadid, Queen of the Curve” by Susan Oakes

 

 

 

 

Susan is a native Long Islander (which is immediately apparent upon meeting her) who emigrated to South Florida over 18 years ago. She is married to a very tolerant and supportive husband with two grown children (and two grandchildren!) who grew up with a geek for a mother.  Having never been a person with merely one goal, one purpose, she has traveled a multifaceted educational and vocational road including degrees in Psychology and Graphic Design, with experience as a retail manager, freelance graphic designer, Photoshop instructor and digital and natural media artist. And she still hasn’t decided what she wants to be when she grows up!  Her work and teaching demonstrate that art and technology are not antagonistic, but can coexist and should be used to enhance each other in new and exciting ways. Her digital work blurs the borders between photography, painting, and digital illustration to achieve her artistic vision.

 

 

 

 

“Unbridled Enthusiasm” by Susan Oakes

 

 

Susan tells The Rickie Report, ” I am a freelance digital artist/instructor with a diverse background in psychology, business, art and technology. Having never been a person with merely one goal, one purpose, I’ve traveled a multifaceted educational and vocational road of discovery. Through my work and teaching, I demonstrate that art and technology are not antagonistic, but can coexist and should be used to enhance each other in new and exciting ways. In my digital work, I blur the borders between photography, painting, and digital illustration to achieve my artistic vision.  My art continues to evolve in new directions in natural and digital media. I draw inspiration from teaching, collaboration and experimentation. In “Photo Imaging”, I reveal nuances and intricacies in subjects which are ordinary and mundane at first glance.”

 

 

 

“Orchid Decline” by Susan Oakes

 

 

 

 

Susan explains further, ” What I do is not really traditional photography, but “Photo Imaging” in which I use enhanced techniques such as layering, masking, and digital “hand painting”. Although my digital work originates with computer hardware and software, my work is not the result of anything “automatic”, and is developed from my original photography. There is no “formula” or automatic process; no two pieces are done in exactly the same way. In my recent collage pieces, I create composites of several photos, and sometimes vector illustrations as well. They are not only layered, but have various other effects such as painting, blending and masking to achieve a certain look. I often begin with the human form and then relate it to elements in the natural world, such as water, plant life, or landscapes. The viewer’s eye is drawn around the piece to discover both the individual elements and how they coalesce to form the whole”.

 

 

 

“Revenge of Nature” by Susan Oakes

 

 

 

 

Her work in “natural” or “traditional media” such as painting and drawing has a much longer history than her digital work, yet the two are inextricably bound and continue to influence each other. In Susan’s natural media work she began to experiment with alternative substrates and mediums, mostly related to watercolor and ink. Susan is an active member of the Wellington Art Society, Artists of Palm Beach County, and Palm Beach Watercolor Society. She is also a member of Kelby One (Formerly known as National Association of Photoshop Professionals)

 

 

 

Selected Awards:

Wellington Art Society: Spring Bling (Virtual Exhibit) “Death of Privacy” 1st Place Spring 2022
Artists of Palm Beach County: Falling into Fall 2021, Featured Artist; “Revenge of Nature” First PlaceArtists of Palm Beach County, “The Artists Mind 2019”, Winter 2019, “Glass Portal” First Place
Lighthouse Artcenter: “40th Annual Member Show & Sale” April 2018 “Chasms” Photography Winner
Artists of Palm Beach County, “Digital Painting, 2017”, 6/12 – 7/14/17 Featured Artist; “Chasms” 2nd Place Lighthouse Artcenter: “39th Annual Member Show & Sale” 3/27 – 4/27/17 “Duplicity” Photography winner Lighthouse Artcenter: “38th Annual Member Show & Sale” 3/17 – 4/27/16 “Intimus” 2nd Place Photography
A Unique Art Gallery, Jupiter, FL; “World Through the Lens”, 4/15 – 6/14 “Copperleaf 2” 1st Place Winner

 

Solo Exhibits:

South Palm Beach City Hall, South Palm Beach, FL “Floral Passages”, 3-6/2020
Artists of Palm Beach County, Art on Park Gallery, 9/15 – 9/29/17 and “Visual Alternatives” Spring 2019 Broward Art Guild, West Regional Library in Plantation, FL, 11/2 to 12/28/17
Lake Park Library, Lake Park, FL May – 6/ 2017
Palm Beach Gardens City Hall, (with Ellen Negley),“Floral Passages” 9-10/ 2015

 

 

 

Examples of Susan’s digital imaging and collages can be viewed here:

https://www.suoakesphotoimaging.com/

Recent examples of Susan’s natural work may be viewed here:

https://suoakesart.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

See Wellington Art Society’s New Exhibition “Harmony” At Premier Family Health In Wellington, FL Now Through April 19, 2024. Dr. Vincent Apicella’s Corporate Sponsorship Offers Exciting Venue To See And Support Local Artists

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) is pleased to announce their latest art exhibition- “Harmony” currently on display through April 19, 2024. The exhibition, made possible through the generous support of Dr. Vincent Apicella, CEO of Premier Family Health, is located in the beautiful medical center of Premier Family Health, at 1037 S State Rd 7, Suite 211, Wellington, FL.  Original artworks featuring many mediums and techniques focused on well-being may be seen daily by the public in the common areas from 9am -5 pm; additional exhibition artworks are featured in offices and exam rooms.  All artworks are for sale with a portion of proceeds benefitting the WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to stop by!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wellington    Art    Society    Announces    New    Exhibition 

 

 

 

“H A R M O N Y”

 

 

Premier Family Health

 

 

1037 S State Rd 7, Suite 211    Wellington, FL.

 

 

 

 

Public  hours to see in the common areas from 9 am  –  5 pm

 NOW through April, 19, 2024

 

 

 

 

 

“Antiphony” by Heather Bergstrom

 

 

 

Take a visual tour visit: WAS You Tube Channel

 

 

 

 

For  Slideshow  of  artworks:  https://youtu.be/VMzd5jZ2yW4

 

 

 

“Tranquility” by Cynthia George

 

 

 

 

To  purchase  or  for  more  info  to:

  presidentofwas@gmail.com   

 

 

 

“Gold and White” by Kim Rose Clark

 

 

 

 

 Featured Wellington Art Society Member Artists:

 

 

 

 

 

Heather Bergstrom Lisa Campbell Kimberly Clark Kim DiGiacomo

Cynthia George Jan Gmitter Marcia Greene Lou Ann LaBohn

Joe Marcou Ali Mendoza Charles Moses Sue Oakes Leslie Pfeiffer

Marion Roberts Raymonde Talleyrand Eve Troncone Andrea Vossen Elaine Weber

 

 

 

For more artist information and to take a visual tour visit: WAS You Tube Channel   https://www.youtube.com/@wellingtonartsociety6023 

 

 

 

 

“Serenity” by Kim Hope DiGiacomo

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 42nd year. It is open to visual artists of all mediums and art enthusiasts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries and venues, 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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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

Gallery 14 In Vero Beach Features “A Summer Breeze” With Paintings By Popular Husband And Wife Team Melissa Mastrangelo And Horacio Lertora. Opening Reception On Friday, March 1st Is Free And Open To The Public

Gallery 14 in Vero Beach continues its 16th season with a dual exhibit that brings retro vibes to the forefront, featuring popular husband and wife team Melissa Mastrangelo and Horacio Letora with some bright and colorful images.  This playful dual exhibit runs  March 1 – March 29, 2024, with an Opening Reception on Friday, March 1st as part of the First Friday Gallery Stroll on Fridays. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

1911 14th Avenue    Vero Beach, FL. 

Phone: 772 562-5525.  Visit:  www.gallery14verobeach.com

 

 

 

 

Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 – 5 and Saturday 10 – 4

Also open by appointment           Closed Sunday and Monday  

 

 

 

Enjoy  Vero  Beach’s  1st  Friday  Gallery  Strolls

 

 

 

“A Summer Breeze”

Paintings by Melissa & Horacio

 

 

 

 

Friday,  March 1,  2024  

 

 

 

 

5    –    8   pm

 

 

 

 

Exhibit runs March 1 – 29, 2024

 

 

 

 

 

“Hibiscus Pelican” by Melissa Mastrangelo and Horacio Letora

 

 

 

 

 

The month of March brings the return of the ever popular husband and wife team Melissa Mastrangelo and Horacio Lertora.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Skimming by Melissa Mastrangelo and Horacio Letora

 

 

 

 

 

The duo, who have continually brought smiles to the faces of fans and collectors from near and far, like to say that they are spouses sharing the same canvas in life and art.  This partnership has resulted in a successful collaboration for 18 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Tangerine Surf Van”  by Melissa Mastrangelo and Horacio Letora

 

 

 

 

In their current body of work, A Summer Breeze: Paintings by Melissa and Horacio, Melissa uses acrylic paint and original mid-century ephemera, in collaboration with Horacio’s hand cut stencils and wooden tiles to create nostalgic and playful works of art. 

 

 

 

“Sun and Sand” by Melissa Mastrangelo and Horacio Letora

 

 

 

Each piece is created on an assemblage of 1/4” wooden tiles and panels.  Most of the pieces in this collection are meant to be hung singularly or in combination with others to create a larger panoramic statement.

 

 

 

 

Featured  throughout  the  year  at  Gallery  14:

Lila Blakeslee

Barbara du Pont

Barbara Landry

Mary Ann Hall

Deborah Morrell Polackwich

Dorothy Napp Schindel

Walford Campbell

Joan Earnhart

Terry Green

Viola Pace Knudsen

Jessica Leto

Mia Lindberg

Francis Mesaros

Michael Robinson

Evan Schwarze

Carol Staub

Artist-sales associate Jo Zaza    

 

 

 

 

About Gallery 14:

Gallery 14 is located at 1911 14th Avenue in the Downtown, Historic Arts District of Vero Beach.  Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 – 5 and Saturday 10 – 4.  Closed Sunday and Monday OR open by appointment.

 

 

Phone:772 562-5525.  Visit us at  www.facebook.com/gallery14verobeach

FaceBook:  https://www.fb.com/gallery14verobeach

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gallery14verobeach

 

 

For more details please call  :772 562-5525

or Email: dnschindel@gmail.com

 

 

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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aya Fiber Studio In Stuart, FL Hosts A Weekend Of Fabulous Wearable Art, Jewelry, And Fiber Featuring Janeen Mason, Lindsay Hager, Susan Sadow, Suzanne Connors, Barbara Fugazzotto, Elissa Berger, Elizabeth Esther Kelly, Ginny Kingsley Kapner, Joanne Bianco, Danuta Rothschild, Cathy Daffinee Heeter, Diane McCarthy, And Elissa Berger Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, 2024

Aya Fiber Studio in Stuart, FL. hosts a fabulous weekend of wearable art, jewelry, and fiber on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, 2024.  The Featured Artists all create “surface designs” which explores coloring, patterning, structuring of fiber and fabric, dyeing, painting, stitching, embellishing, quilting, knitting, felting, papermaking, and printing.  You will be WOWED by the creations of Janeen Mason, Lindsay Hager, Susan Sadow, Suzanne Connors, Barbara Fugazzotto, Danuta Rothschild, Ginny Kingsley Kapner, Joanne Bianco, Cathy Daffinee Heeter, Diane McCarthy, Elizabeth Esther Kelly, and Elissa Berger!  The Rickie report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

SOUTH   FLORIDA   SURFACE   DESIGN   ASSOCIATION

TRUNK    SHOW

 

Join  Us  For  A  Weekend  Of  Fabulous:

 

 

 Wearable Art,  Jewelry, And Fiber!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, March 2    &    Sunday, March 3, 2024

 

 

 

10 am – 5 pm  daily    

Aya   Fiber   Studio  

170 NE Dixie Highway      Stuart, FL 34994

 

 

 

 

 

 

SURFACE DESIGN DEFINED:

 

 

 

Surface design is any type of artwork (pattern, illustration, hand lettering, beading, dyeing, printing on fabric etc.) made by a artist/designer that is intended to be applied to a surface to enhance its visual appearance and/or functionality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surface Design encompasses the coloring, patterning, and structuring of fiber and fabric. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This involves creative exploration of processes such as dyeing, painting, printing, stitching, embellishing, quilting, weaving, knitting, felting, and papermaking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here For more information about  South Florida Surface Design Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTISTS :

 

 

 

Lindsay Hager

Janeen Mason

Susan Sadow

Barbara Fugazzotto

Cathy Daffinee Heeter

Elizabeth Esther Kelly

Danuta Rothschild

Joanne Bianco

Diane McCarthy

Ginny Kingsley Kapner

Suzanne Connors

Elissa Berger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Aya Fiber Studio:

170 NE Dixie Hwy    Stuart, FL 34994

 

 

 

 

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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

Celebrating The Art Of Debra Terrio With Her First SOLO Exhibit Is Inspiring To All Of Us Who Wonder ‘What Will I Do With My Life After …?’ Stop By Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3 To Salute The Joy Of Creating Art

At the age of 72, most people would be planning a birthday party for themselves, but Debra Terrio has a bigger celebration in mind which serves to inspire all of us who have wondered “what will I do with my life after…?”  Her Open House on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, 2024 kick off her very first SOLO Exhibit!  Staged in The Terrio Group offices located in Port St. Lucie, this Open House will give you a flavor of who Debra is and why she continues to be so excited by life!  You will be awed by her expansive themes and styles.  Debra also offers classes. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(952) 261-9209        terrioartdesign.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Terrio Group   Suite #101

   542 NW University Avenue   Port St.  Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many people celebrate their birthday by throwing a party.  At age 72,  Debra Terrio decided to have a different kind of celebration this year to celebrate her art!  Planning an exhibit like this takes time and forethought, so she began in the fall of 2023.  At that time, her son, Mike Terrio of The Terrio Group, offered his office space for the Open House.  Moving forward, Debra is excited to share her versatile art works on  Saturday and Sunday, March 2-3 at The Terrio Group office, 542 NW University Avenue, Suite 101, Port St. Lucie, from 10AM-4PM.

 

 

 

 

 

“Bird and Floral” by Debra Terrio

 

 

Debra was a nurse practitioner, but her creative spirit drew her to attend art school in 1995.  As a child she loved to draw on the blackboard, which was mounted on the kitchen wall after its life in the country schoolhouse.  Her older sister, Annette, encouraged her to draw, so she began drawing fanciful women in ballroom gowns.  Creating dragon sculptures in the snow drifts on the farm of her childhood was also a favorite.

 

 

 

 

 

“Ocean Wave” by Debra Terrio

 

 

 

 

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “After moving to Florida 10 years ago, my art has taken on new energy and dimension. The people, and the rich environment, including the scenery while I hike and kayak help to inspire me to fashion works of art.” She chuckles as she describes her home as an art studio with a bed and a kitchen.  Debra teaches art as well.  In the past, she has taught at Indian River State College Fielden Institute, St. Andrew Episcopal High School, St. Lucie Cultural Alliance, Riverland Center for the Arts, and Boys and Girls Club.  At present she instructs group and private lessons.  “I keep the classes small because I prefer to provide individual attention.

 

 

 

 

 

“Floral” by Debra Terrio

 

 

 

 

Her artwork has been displayed in numerous venues including the Elliot Museum in Stuart, the St. Lucie County Administration Building, Parkland Library, the Boca Raton Innovation Center, Artist’s Eye Gallery in Lake Worth, Vero Beach Art Museum and Bridge Road Fine Arts in Hobe Sound.  Giving back to the community is important to Debra.  She has donated artwork to such organizations as Boys and Girls Club, Learn to Read of St. Lucie County, Animal Humane Society, Save the Chimps, Inner Truth Project, RUFS Foundation, Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, Heathcote Botanical Gardens, and Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Landscape with Deer” by Debra Terrio

 

 

 

“So now it’s time to celebrate!  I hope to see many people of this great community at my open house.  There will be at least 60 works of art, some small and some large for them to view.  If people happen to fall in love with a particular piece, of course I’ll sell it to them.  I’m really looking forward to meeting many people from this great community of ours.”

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or classes:

Debra Terrio

Terrio Art Design

Port St. Lucie, Florida

terrioartdesign@gmail.com

terrioartdesign.com

952-261-9209

 

 

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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

 

Art Associates Of Martin County Announce 2024 Annual Art Show Exhibit In Jensen Beach And Invites The Public To The Free Opening Reception On Sunday, March 3. Exhibit Runs Through End Of March

Art Associates of Martin County (AAMC) invite the public to the Opening Reception on Sunday, March 3rd to view the 2024 Annual Art Show Exhibition. Taking place at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Jensen Beach, FL, the event and exhibit are free to attend with free parking. AAMC has promoted excellence in the arts for over 50+ years and is one of the oldest associations in the area. Their monthly meetings offer an opportunity for artists to network, learn from each other, and see demonstrations by well known local artists. This exhibit continues through March 31, 2023. AAMC is grateful to Steve Landerwersiek for sponsoring this exhibit.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks from the previous exhibit.

 

 

Art   Associates   of   Martin   County   (AAMC)

 

P R E S E N T S:

 

 

 

 

2024    Annual    Art   Show

 

 

Opening   Reception:

 

 

Sunday, March 3, 2024

 

 

5  – 7    pm

 

 

Trinity United Methodist Church

 2221  NE Savannah Rd.       Jensen Beach, FL

 

 

 

“Reflections” by Mary Bedell

 

 

 

 

Free   event   and   parking    –   Refreshments   to   be   served

 

 

 

 

“Golden Pelican” by Lisa Rapp

 

 

 

 

Gallery hours:  10:30   to   12:30 pm   Monday  –  Thursday

Call Trinity’s Office 772.334.3404 for details and other appointments

 

 

 

 

“Shrimpers at Rest” by Sylvia Wood

 

 

 

AAMC’s mission is to encourage creativity in the arts for our members, local students and artists in our community by sharing and learning. AAMC has been promoting excellence in the arts for over 50+ years and is one of the largest associations in the area.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                 

      “After The Rain” by Julie Hegedus

 

“Sea of Grass” by Donna Kasprzak

 

 

The Art Associates of Martin County (AAMC) is a non-profit welcoming group of artists sharing a strong common interest in the arts. Each month (October thru April, with a luncheon in May) members are treated to exciting meetings with demonstrations by well known local artists, opportunities to bring in art surrounding a common theme, and good conversation.  

 

 

 

 

“American Indian Grandfather” by Debra Monet

 

 

 

 

 

 

AAMC meetings are held at St Mary’s in Stuart the 3rd Monday of October thru April from 1:00 to 3:00.

Each meeting includes exciting, interactive demonstrations by very well known local artists.

Members also bring in artwork with a common theme and vote on the Artist Of The Month!

Each meeting always brings surprises.

 

 

 

A Plein Air group often takes to the field for great adventures in painting. The AAMC also provides scholarships and art supplies to local schools as we endeavor to participate in the vibrant Treasure Coast art community.  AAMC provides for an Annual Art Show open to all members, with many awards provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AAMC is grateful to our long-time sponsor, Steve Landwersiek  of Investment Planning Group (Stuart, Fl)

740 SE Indian Street, Stuart, Fl 34997

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this event, monthly meetings, offering a demonstration, or becoming a member:

 

Website: https://www.artassociatesmartinco.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtAssociatesOfMartinCounty/

Or Call Dale Forbes: 978.872.7995

 

 

 

 

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11676 SW River Crossing Place   Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

 

 

 

Free Admission To Artisans Of Martin County Open Studio Tour March 2 and 3, 2024. See Where The Artists Create. Free Event

The 8th Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour (MCOST) on Saturday, March 2 & Sunday, March 3, 2024 will feature over 35 artists in their studios and galleries!  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   2   &   Sunday,  March 3,   2024  

 

 

~FREE     To     ATTEND~

 

 

10 am – 5 pm    each   day

 

 

MARTIN     COUNTY,   FL

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MAP!

 

 

 

 

MCOST.org

 

 

 

Photography by Mark Stall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Untitled painting by James J. DeMartis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Great Patience” by Patricia Pasbrig

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

“Sea Dancer” by Chris Kling

 

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTISTS

 

Alex Akerberg

LauraKay Whiticar-Darvill

Curt Whiticar

James J. DeMartis

Glen Allen

Suzan Allen

Barbara Bucci

Deborah Bottorff

Cynthia Cooper

Chris Kling

Ed Douglas

Patricia Reagan

Judi LeBlanc

Glenda Skarie

Raymond Reiland

Lanette Janelle-North

Dinija Berkien

Carolyn Walsh

Mallo Bisset

Dot Galfond

Tepa Charles

Abigale Stachowski

Patricia Pasbrig

Sue Klahne

Margarita Nielsen-Palacios

Maria Miele

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Martha Quigley

Michaelann Bellerjeau

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Renee Keil

Eduardo Gomez

Kimberly Beltrame

Mark Stall

Mary Mirabito

Sally Browning Pearson

Caryl Pomales

 

 

 

 

For more information about the Open Studio Tour, 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.
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Division of Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts

 

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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Susan Casbarro, Rosemary Fineberg, Fran Mann Goodman, Kirsten Hines And Anabel Rub Peicher On Wednesday, February 28 At The Charlotte J Burrie Community Center. Free Event Is Sponsored By National American League Of Pen Women Fort Lauderdale Branch And Charlotte J Burrie Community Center

Come to the Charlotte J Burrie Community Center in Pompano Beach, FL for “Great Art and Great Conversation” with Susan Casbarro, Rosemary Fineberg, Fran Mann Goodman, Kirsten Hines and Anabel Rub Peicher on Wednesday, February 28, 2024.  Co-sponsored by the National League of American Pen Women – Fort Lauderdale Branch and Charlotte J Burrie Community Center, the artists will show and speak about their art journey and current work.  Hors d’oeuvres and libations are included in this FREE event.  Please RSVP.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Event:

 

 

Please register to ensure we have more than enough refreshments for everyone

 

 

 

RSVP   Here

 

 

 

 

Join us for a delightful evening with five nationally and internationally award-winning and collected fine artists from the National League of American Pen Women – Fort Lauderdale Branch at the Charlotte J. Burrie Community Center for an intimate evening of Great Art and Great Conversation. Hors d’oeuvres and libations are included. It’s a unique opportunity to view the exhibit, meet and hear these women artists talk about their art journey and current work.

 

 

M E E T      THE    A R T I S T S:

 

 

 

 

Susan Casbarro

 

 

 

 

“Rebirth: The Eight-Fold Path” by Susan Casbarro

 

 

For Susan Casbarro, creating mosaics is a method to bring all facets of oneself into a cohesive whole. A mixed media mosaicist, Susan has studied with several world-renowned mosaicists, including Kelley Knickerbocker, Yulia Hanansen and Marian Shapiro. She was the featured artist at the Andamento Gallery in Baltimore, MD and at the Plunge Beach Resort, Lauderdale-By-the-Sea, FL. She incorporates her math background along with her love of nature and sacred geometry into her work. At Glistening Glass, her in-house studio, she creates her own work and shares the love of mosaics with students. www.susancasbarro.com

 

 

 

Rosemary Fineberg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Pundak Ein Kerem” by Rosemary Fineberg

 

 

 

A Jersey girl, Rosemary Fineberg was nurtured and educated at Edinboro and Kean Universities in Art and Special Education as well as Art Therapy at Essex County Hospital Center, NJ. Recent subjects focus on finding light in darkness. She also works with mixed media fabric incorporating sewing and recycling. Inspired by the colors and subjects used by Bonnard, Avery, O’Keeffe and Impressionists, her works have been juried into museums and colleges across the U.S., including Boca Raton Museum FL, Monmouth University, NJ, Emory University, GA and San Antonio College Galleries, TX. www.rowsfine.com

 

 

 

 

Fran  Mann  Goodman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Garden of Happiness” by Fran Mann Goodman

 

 

Speaker and award-winning artist Fran Mann Goodman uses a network of pastes, sands, paper towels, acrylic skins and heightened color to illuminate our connection to the realm of life. A graduate of Chouinard Art Institute, Goodman has been featured and published across the nation. Her workshops blend art history with abstract expressionism. As a mentor and educator, Goodman is Florida’s Scholarship Chair of The National Association of Women Artists. www.franmanngoodman.com

 

 

 

Kirsten Hines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Gray Fox” by Kirsten Hines

 

 

 

Kirsten Hines is a Florida-based author, wildlife photographer and conservationist with a master’s degree in biology and background as an environmental educator. To date she has written seven books; her newest book is Wild Florida: An Animal Odyssey. Her images have been featured in various publications, public art programs and nearly 100 exhibitions regionally, nationally and internationally. A Conservation Associate of the Institute for Regional Conservation, she is a member of the board of Audubon Florida her local chapter, and Tropical Audubon Society. www.kirstenhines.com

 

 

 

Anabel Rub Peicher

 

 

 

Sculpture by Anabel Rub Peicher

 

 

 

 

 

Multimedia, international artist Anabel Rub Peicher enjoys creating small sculptures and large-scale installations in various materials. Born in Lima, Perú, she’s resided in Florida since 1974 and studied architecture at the University of Miami, FL. She has had several solo and collaborative exhibits locally and internationally in Canada, Perú, Spain and the USA. Professionally, she serves as the president to the 2+3 artists’ organization, Board member of Broward Art Guild and National Association of Women Artists, and member of Ceramic League Miami. www.anabelrubpeicher.com

 

 

 

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About National League of American Pen Women – Fort Lauderdale Branch:

For more than 65 years the Fort Lauderdale Branch of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) has been a prestigious organization of professional women in the Arts – Published Writers, Authors, Poets, Musical Composers and Award-Winning Visual Artists. Today primarily a community of professional, contemporary visual artists, Pen Women believe in the power of art to illuminate the human experience, fire the imagination and nurture the soul. Our visual artists work in a variety of media including acrylic, watercolor, oil, sculptor, porcelain and photography. Many are national and international award-winning and collected artist. All are committed to inspiring talented young women to pursue their college arts education degrees. To that end they raise funds each year to award three $1,250 Achievement Award scholarships to deserving women art students at Broward College. The oldest women’s art organization in America, NLAPW was originally founded in 1897. lauderdalepenwomen.wixsite.com/nlapw

About Charlotte J. Burrie Civic Center:

Charlotte J. Burrie Civic Center, 2669 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL, had its grand opening celebration on March 12, 2020 just in-time to be closed for two years due to COVID-19. It is re-opened now offering a variety of programming, including: yoga, fitness, karate, dance, art and Spanish lessons. Overseen by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, the 8,700-square-foot civic center, in Pompano’s Cresthaven neighborhood, includes a reception area, two multi-purpose activity rooms, a conference room, a warming kitchen and a large assembly space with a fixed platform stage and adjacent dressing rooms.

 

 

 

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“Shakti – An All Female Art Show” With Shica, Renata, Paloma, And Marsha Will Awaken Your Energy On Friday, March 1, 2024 At The Peach Gallery In West Palm Beach

Shakti – An All Female Art Show” Opens on Friday, March 1, 2024 at The Peach Gallery in West Palm Beach, FL.  Four artists and friends will share their visions. Shica, Renata, Paloma, and Marsha each bring their own unique styles and mediums to celebrate people, nature, and the strength of the female spirit. Diverse in heritage, they are united by their friendship and their passion for connectedness through art.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Mark your calendars now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Peach

3950 Georgia Ave.   West Palm Beach, FL 33405

 

 

 

OPENING    RECEPTION:

Friday,  March 1, 2024

7  – 9:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These four women aren’t just artists; they’re also friends who make art about people, nature, and the strength of the female spirit.

 

 

 

 

Although diverse in their heritage and visual expression, they are united by their friendship and by their passion for connecting to, and corresponding with others through their artform.

 

 

 

 

MEET     THE     ARTISTS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Warrior Princess” by Shica Hardy

 

 

 

Shica Hardy moved to South Florida at the age of 10.  She currently lives and works in West Palm Beach, FL.   She creates in acrylics, watercolor and primarily in charcoal pencil with a focus on portrait artistry.  Shica currently has an art studio at Zero Empty Spaces #10 located at 11300 Legacy Avenue, #140, Palm Beach Gardens, Fl 33410.  She tells The Rickie Report, “I’ve always had a natural talent for drawing.  My intention is to share my talent through art that reflects the beauty of my culture.”

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/shicahardyart?igsh=MWZjeTA5bnNhMGh2YQ%3D%3D&utm_source=qr

TikTok:

https://www.tiktok.com/@shicahardyart?_t=8iz9qwhNoHG&_r=1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Silent Lucidity” by Renata

 

 

 

Renata was born and raised in Brazil and has been living as a visual artist and art educator in West Palm Beach for the last 8 years. Her work varies from fine art paintings to murals, as well as public art, live painting, and mixed media. She enjoys painting commissions, especially portraying people and animals and the bonding between them. Nature plays a major influence on her themes.

 

Renata tells The Rickie Report, “My main medium is acrylic paint and I see my style as realistic illustration. I like painting on wood and enjoy the endless layering of colors I can make with diluted paint to create form and texture. If you follow my work, you will also find a vast array of other materials from time to time. Right now, I am really into murals and mixed media.”

 

Portfolio on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/renatarodriguesart?igsh=bnhtOHo5ZGFjbG9p&utm_source=qr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Kind Words Are Like Honey” by Paloma Eden

 

 

 

Paloma Eden is a multi-disciplinary artist, whose journey encompasses watercolor and mixed media paintings, calligraphy, and flamenco dance. Passionate about connection, she fearlessly explores deep and raw emotions. Her dance performances and portraits lay bare, emotional states offering a conduit for others to connect and explore their innermost hidden feelings and the beauty that lies within vulnerability. Inspired by her Puerto Rican heritage she celebrates community and diverse cultures in her art. She actively engages and exhibits her work within the community as a visual artist, dancer, and educator through her platform, White Eden Studio.  Part of the Urban Art lofts collective, Paloma enjoys working out of her studio located in downtown Lake Worth Beach.

 

At the core of my artistic expression lies a passion for connection, curiosity, and a hunger to explore human emotions. Diverse mediums allow me to authentically convey different emotions, and aspects of my creative vision, which seeks to unravel the depths of our emotional landscape and give form to intricate complexities of the human soul. I enjoy creating portraits that reveal subjects in their rawness, to tell stories of triumph, resilience, and the beauty that lies within vulnerability.

 

 

Paloma tells The Rickie Report, “Inspired by the fluidity and the wonders of the world, my art navigates between realism and abstraction. Galaxies and abstract motifs frequently emerge in my paintings and serve as devotion to the Divine.  Passionate about preserving the art of penmanship, calligraphy allows me to connect with others through the beauty of words.  Ultimately, what draws me to create art is the desire to connect deeply with others. I aspire to ignite a spark in others, offering hope and encouragement to pursue their unique passions, dreams, and callings.”

Website:

https://www.whiteeden.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whiteedenstudio

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Bride” by Marsha

 

Caribbean-born artist Marsha is inspired by nature, science, and world cultures. She creates as a means of communication and believes that art is most meaningful through its making. As a two and three-dimensional artist, Marsha has worked with various materials including oil, acrylic, charcoal, graphite, clay, plaster, wood, and wax. Influenced by the art of the Italian Renaissance as a young artist, her early drawings and paintings portrayed an eye for realism in nature and the human form. Later, however, her work evolved into more abstract, dreamlike scenes, fantasy, and healing imagery, as she seeks to understand our place in the universe.

 

Marsha tells The Rickie Report, “Inspired by India, nature’s intelligence, and the cosmos, my art depicts a belief in the interconnectedness of all things in existence. It’s not what I paint, however, but that I paint which connects me.”

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/sixsenses.art/

 

 

 

Learn more at thepeachwpb.com

or https://www.facebook.com/ThePeachWPB

THE PEACH

Craig McInnis

561.389.4800

Craigart896@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum Of Art Features Exhibit By Dorotha Grace Lemeh: Cycles Artist Talk On Sunday February 18, 2024.

The Boca Raton Museum of Art highlights the art of Dorotha Udeagbor Grace Lemeh who brings a new light to visual storytelling.  This internationally renowned visionary will be giving an Artist Talk on Sunday afternoon, February 18, 2024.  The exhibit, “Cycles” brings attention to generational concerns with an array of birds, 3D objects, paintings, drawings and collage. highlighting the humor as well as the seriousness of Lemeh’s works. The Exhibit is available NOW through

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dorotha Lemeh, “Bird of Prey” (detail), 2005, mixed media on canvas. Courtesy of the Artist

 

February 18th at 3 pm in the Wolgin Auditorium

Boca Raton Museum of Art

Please   RSVP

Museum hours: Wed, Friday -Sunday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm; Thursday 11:00 am;

Monday-Tuesday Closed

Members: FREE
Adults: $16.00     Seniors (ages 65+): $12.00      Groups: $10.00
High School Students (under 18): FREE        Children (under 15): FREE

 

 

 

Kelly Bodle, Associate Curator tells The Rickie Report, “From climate and seasonal changes to environmental and other historical events, “Cycles” takes a serious and sometimes humorous look at how our human social and cultural choices, alongside other complex narratives, continuously shape our everyday experiences and consequently, our lives. Using myths, legends, archetypes, folklore, current events, and other forms of visual storytelling this new exhibition of collaged mixed media paintings, drawings, 3D elements, and digital imagery intends to feature generational concerns for all living things that occupy our planet. Joining Dorotha in this conversation will be an array of birds and other creatures, who bear witness to our human folly”.

 

 

 

Mixed media, 2022  “Blue Crystal” by Dorotha Udeagbor Grace Lemeh

 

 

 

A northern-born southerner, as she (at times) describes herself, Dorotha Udeagbor Grace Lemeh is an accomplished national and international artist. Dorotha is best known for her mixed media paintings, though more recently, her painted, sometimes collaged, digital still photographic images & video installations.  Her deep roots in traditional artmaking methods in painting and drawing serve as the foundation for her artworks. As an avid visual storyteller, Dorotha arranges or “stages” a single, pair, or group of 3D objects along with paintings, drawings, or collaged works to create exciting tableaux to explore complex narratives associated with our environment and personhood associated with historical phenomena operating in our time.

 

 

 

 “Glass House” by Dorotha Udeagbor Grace Lemeh

 

 

 

These living experiences encapsulated her perceptions of ethnocultural identity that strives to exist in a world where socio-cultural identity is continually shifting.

Regardless of the subject matter, she purposely creates art that considers sameness in the face of differences.

 

 

 

 

 “One to Go” from the “In Danger” Series  by Dorotha Udeagbor Grace Lemeh

 

 

 

Dorotha’s preoccupation with how visual storytelling materials continually bring together layers of meaning—especially in relationship to a single subject. In her mixed media work, Dorotha continues to utilize a variety of ways to transverse the intersection of visual language using sound and text alongside images. Formally steeped in more traditional modes of artmaking, specifically as a painter, Dorotha draws from her narratives — based on stories that grew out of her life experiences being born and living in the North, growing up in the South in the United States and for a brief period in her youth, traveling with her parents and siblings to her father’s native homeland of Nigeria.

 

 

 

Mixed media collage, 2019  “Tethered Bloodline” by Dorotha Udeagbor Grace Lemeh

 

 

 

Dorotha Udeagbor Grace Lemeh is an Associate Professor of Visual Art at Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University. She has participated in 90+ exhibitions nationally and internationally as a professional visual artist. Dorotha has received numerous awards, including Best of Show, 1st Place, and Honorable Mention.

 

 

Reviews and images of her artwork have been featured in catalogues, newspapers, and journals, such as On-View Magazine, The International Review of African American Art Journal, Arts & Antiques Magazine, Gumbo Ya-Ya: An Anthology of African American Women Artists, Painting in Acrylics, the International Triennial of Painting: Sofia Bulgaria, Biennale Internazionale Dell’ Arte Contemporary: Florence, Italy, Celebrating Visual Traditions, and Howard University’s Black Women in the Academy.  Featured below are a few of Dorotha’s national and international exhibition highlights:

 

 

o Spiritual Journeys, Barraza Gallery, LLC, Kingsville, TX
o 33rd Annual International Exhibition, Museum of Fine Art (MoFA)– FSU, Tallahassee, FL
o Art on BRiC Walls, Boca Raton Museum of Art, in association with CP group
o Art in Nigeria, 5th Biennial of Pan African Circle of Artists Lagos, Nigeria
o Crossing Boundaries and Frontiers: The 4th Biennale Centre Soleil d’Afrique, West Africa
o Changing Attitudes: Afrika Heritage, 4th Biennial of Pan African Circle of Artists, Nimbus Art Center, Lagos, Nigeria
o Artistas del Mundo en Tlaxacala-Mexico, Palacip de la Cultural in Mexico
o Global Focus: Women in Art and Culture, The China World Trade Center, Beijing
o Arts in Embassy Program (AIEP), U.S. Department of Art, Washington D.C
o Triennial Sofia ’96: International Exhibition of Paintings, Sofia, Bulgaria
o “Who Am I: The Journey of the Artist,” Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Pennsylvania
o “African Influence/Contemporary Artists”, The National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, Tennessee

o “NAWA Group Exhibition,” Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, New Jersey
o “Expanding Visions,” Florida Museum for Women Artists, Deland, FL
o “To Your Health!”, Euphrat Museum in Cupertino, California
o Nexus: Science + Art, Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter, FL

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or other happenings at the Boca Raton Museum of Art:

BOCA RATON MUSEUM OF ART

501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432

(561) 392-2500  x222     bocamuseum.org 

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