Film Premiere And Art Exhibit “Unwelcome: Homeless In The Shadow Of The Sun” Featured At Center For Creative Education Opens Friday, November 22

The Center For Creative Education will premiere a special art exhibit and film screening, “Unwelcome: Homeless In The Shadow Of the Sun” on Friday, November 22.  The art exhibit will feature the works of Jeanne Martin, Adam Fiveson, and Craig Blankenhorn. This is an event to raise awareness to the issue of homelessness that is trying to be resolved in Palm Beach County.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  









425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
T: (561) 805-9927      

Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The Sallie & Berton Korman Gallery at Center for Creative Education




“Unwelcome: Homeless In The Shadow Of The Sun”




Reception and Film Screening:



Friday, November 22, 2019




During Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

6 – 8 pm

(6 pm Reception, 7 pm Film Screening)


$10 Entry (Includes admission into the gallery reception as well as general admission into the documentary screening)




Light Bites and Drinks available with admission



Tickets On Sale Now!



$10 Eventbrite tickets: HERE

Seating Is Limited!




Photo by Craig Blankenhorn



– A SplitRock Studios Productions (Center for Creative Education)

– Student-made* documentary film raising awareness about homelessness in Palm Beach County


– *Digital Arts students at Center for Creative Education produced this documentary with the support of their instructors Dwayne Taylor and Erick Marquez


With supporting Art Exhibition featuring:

Jeanne Martin (WPB)

Adam Fiveson (WPB)

Craig Blankenhorn (NYC)





“Bert” by Jeanne Martin


View The Film Trailer: On YouTube






Photo by Adam Fiveson


A Special Thanks To:

The Lord’s Place, Hannah’s Home of South Florida, Mayor Keith James, St. Ann’s Place, Vita Nova Inc., West Palm Beach Police Department, Palm Beach County Community Services Department.






For more information about this event, classes, workshops or upcoming exhibits:

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery and Marketing Manager

State Issued Photo ID Required for Visit

T: (561) 805-9927 ext. 106   F: (561) 805-9929

Empowering Students to Grow Academically, Creatively and Socially Through Arts-Based Education





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Plein Air Palm Beach Calls For Artists To Celebrate 5th Annual Plein Air Fun Fest In Delray Beach January 31, February 1 & 2, 2020

Let’s keep the FUN in the 5th Annual Plein Fun Fest sponsored by Plein Air Palm Beach!  Artists are invited to apply to paint Delray Beach, known as the “Most Fun Small Town” on January 31, February 1 and February 2, 2020.  With awards over $2000 plus merchandise awards, the event is limited to 50 artists.  In addition to the exhibit, there will be a critique, and art sale.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to apply NOW!  Art lovers – mark your calendars!




Plein  Air  Palm  Beach  –  Plein  Fun  Fest

Delray Beach, Florida

January 31, February 1 & 2, 2020



Early Registration Deadline: December 3, 2019

Deadline: January 3, 2020

Website & Full Prospectus:

Contact: Lynn Rhodes 754-264-2879




This Plein Air Competition allows artists the opportunity to enjoy not only painting but sharing their creativity with the public. To the viewers, this art form can be very exciting because it invites them into the creative process: the sight, sound, and even smell of the artists world and they become part of it.



Join us as we paint beautiful Delray Beach, Florida, known as the “Most Fun Small Town”. This is a three-day event, with the competition on Saturday, February 1. Judging and awards of over $2000 cash, plus merchandise awards. Awards and Collectors’ reception will be co-hosted by Old School Square. Limited to 50 artists. Exhibit & Sale!




Friday, January 31, 2020

Paint-out with Critique for those Artists who want to join in the FUN but not interested in competition, this includes hospitality suite. This Plein Air Paint-out allows artists the opportunity to enjoy not only painting but sharing their creativity with the public. Paintings from this day are eligible be part of the Silent Auction that concludes at the Saturday reception in the Ocean Breeze room.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

 Plein Fun Fest – Painting Competition – Cash awards , Awards ceremony, reception, Silent Auction and Sale

Sunday, February 2

Paint the Beach for FUN



For more information:


Website & Full Prospectus:

Contact: Lynn Rhodes 754-264-2879








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Wiener Museum Of Decorative Arts In Dania Beach Invites You To “Sparkle & Shine” Sunday, December 1. Visit This Treasure Trove Of Living Glass Masters, Ardmore Studio Ceramics, Wedgwood, And Royal Doulton.

There’s lots going on this season at Wiener Museum Of Decorative Arts, Florida’s Fired Arts museum in Dania Beach. The special exhibitions of glass artists Dale Chihuly, Paul Stankard, and other living masters is hot! WMODA is renowned for its amazing collection of British pottery and porcelain with illustrious names, such as Wedgwood and Royal Doulton. Another major draw is contemporary ceramic art by the Ardmore Studio in South Africa. Now WMODA has become a shopping experience with the expansion of its museum shop to include jewelry, glass and ceramic art made by talented artists in South Florida. On Sunday December 1st, WMODA hosts “Sparkle & Shine”, a Holiday shopping event in association with  The Rickie Report shares the details and gives you an overview of this treasure trove hot spot!  The Rickie Report is excited to share some general information about the Wiener Museum of Decorative Art and has already made arrangements for a personal visit.  We can’t wait!!!






481 S. Federal Highway    Dania Beach, FL 3300

Inside the Gallery of Amazing Things


Hours:  Monday – Friday  10 am – 5 pm








“S P A R K L E     &     S  H I N E”


11 AM – 4 PM



FREE admission with registration:







Dale Chihuly is arguably the most famous glass artist in the world. His name draws vast crowds to site- specific glass installations across the globe as well as to art galleries and museums internationally. The stunning “Art on Fire” exhibit at WMODA presents the creative exuberance of Chihuly’s glass art. A fabulous Macchia garden seems to burst into bloom along with impressive Ikebana flower arrangements. A monumental Persian wall is accompanied by Chihuly’s paintings for the original installation. Chihuly’s luminous Baskets and sensual Seaforms vie for attention with his flamboyant Venetians. A Chihuly Venetian was once described as a vase which has had an affair with a chandelier. Decide for yourself at WMODA!







Chihuly is the most innovative and influential glass artist of modern times, thanks to his teaching, teamwork, and artistic collaborations. Many of his friends, followers and mentors are represented at WMODA, including Toots Zynsky, William Morris, Lino Tagliapietra and Pino Signoretto. Visit the “Art on Fire” exhibit at WMODA and discover how these hot glass artists are all connected to Chihuly and how his favorite cities, Venice and Seattle, are fused together through a shared passion for glass.









It’s party time at the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts as we celebrate the art of having fun at our exhibition “Carnival & Cabaret”. The Carnival & Cabaret exhibit explores the flamboyant festivals in Venice, Rio and New Orleans as seen by porcelain artists from Europe. The centerpiece of our new exhibit is Carnival in Venice, a monumental masterpiece full of masked revelers in porcelain by Lladró of Spain. Discover how Harlequin and Columbine and other characters from the Italian Commedia dell’Arte have influenced carnival fun, the art of clowning and masquerade balls through the ages. Masking was particularly popular during the roaring 1920s to disguise the flirtatious behavior of the flappers. Cabaret and variety shows in early 20th century Paris and Berlin also reveled in the theatrical excesses of carnival costumes.








“Fantastique” celebrates the enchanted world of ceramic art at WMODA. From myths and monsters to fairies and fables, you will be spellbound by the flights of fancy of European ceramic artists during the last two centuries. Fire-breathing dragons of the Dark Ages do battle with heroic knights or guard the treasures of the Eastern seas. Mermaids and other wonders of the deep beguile mariners while pixies, goblins and other denizens of Fairyland enchant children and adults alike. The mysteries of life and the age-old conflicts between good and evil, darkness and light, life and death are interpreted by sages, seers and truth-seekers in the universal myths of the world. On the dark side, there are macabre witches, wizards, ghosts and ghouls, while good angels and cherubs bring blessings from heaven and cupid’s arrow initiates love and new life.









A giant smiling hippopotamus greets you as you enter the contemporary ceramics gallery at the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts and visitors can’t stop smiling in return. The hippo was made by Ardmore Ceramic Arts, a thriving artist collective in the picturesque Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. The studio was started over thirty years ago by Fée Halsted, a talented ceramic artist who teaches local men and women how to make and decorate pottery. There are now around 70 sculptors and painters in the Ardmore studio making whimsical and uplifting works of art. As well as hippos, the Ardmore exhibition includes many other African animals which burst out of luxuriant foliage to form vibrant vases, tureens and bowls. Ardmore ceramic art is one of the most popular features at the WMODA Museum and it’s worth a visit just to see this exhibit.









Elegant china enriches the tea-drinking experience as can be seen at the “Art of Tea” exhibition at the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts. Discover how skilled potters have provided the most appropriate tea services to suit all tastes and budgets for the last three centuries. Whether you drink tea hot or cold, using loose leaves or teabags, in the morning, afternoon or evening, you’ll be charmed by the sophisticated, ingenious and even quirky designs by Wedgwood, Royal Doulton and other famous makers.




For more information about this exhibit and upcoming events at WMODA:


Louise Irvine

Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts

481 S. Federal Highway   Dania Beach, FL 33004






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Palm Beach International Airport Opens New Airport Gallery In Partnership With Palm Beach County Art In Public Places. Call For Artists Opens Now!

Palm Beach International Airport, in partnership with Palm Beach County Art in Public Places, is excited to announce the opening of the new Airport Art Gallery!  The new exhibition space boasts enhanced display walls and lighting to better showcase high quality art created by professional and emerging artists who call Palm Beach County home. Works by 15 artists will be featured in exhibitions that change three times a year. A new video interview element will present personal behind the scenes perspectives from artists about creative process, what inspires them, and other interesting insights into making art with varying materials, techniques and styles. Artist interviews will play on a continuous video loop at the Airport Art Gallery and will air as the “Creativity Takes Flight” show on Palm Beach County’s TV station Channel 20, with clips shared via social media.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this Call To Artists. The Deadline is December 2, 2019.  Everyone is invited to the Public Reception on Thursday, February 20, 2020.














DEADLINE: December 2, 2019 at  4 pm



Open to Palm Beach County Residents




 Public Reception:

Thursday, February 20, 2020

5:30 – 7:00 pm





December 11, 2019 – April 8, 2020


Centrally located on level 2 in the atrium near the putting green, the Art Gallery’s pre-security location encourages passengers and locals to discover the exceptional works by locally and internationally renowned artists. As a major gateway to South Florida, Palm Beach International Airport serves over 6.7 million passengers annually and offers over 200 nonstop flights daily.






December 11, 2019 – April 8, 2020



Artfully Discovering The Palm Beaches highlights the diverse beauty there is to discover throughout Palm Beach County.



Artwork must be:

  • Two-dimensional. Finished on all sides or framed, wired across top third. ALL mediums welcome. No reproductions.
  • Minimum size: 30” width x 30” height including frame. Maximum size: 56” width x 70” height including frame.



  • Only one artwork per artist.


Art submittal is a two-step process. The first step requires that you complete the application. The second step requires emailing jpeg images of your artwork. Jpeg images of your artwork shall not exceed 1920 pixels on the longest side. Please name the artwork file–Lastname_Firstname. If you are submitting an additional jpeg image of your framed artwork, please name second file ArtworkWithFrame_Lastname_Firstname. If the combined file size of submitted jpeg images exceeds 20MB, Palm Beach County cannot receive them.


Please click here to complete application. At the end of completing the application form, you will be prompted to email jpeg images of your artwork.



  • Online Application & Images Due: December 2, 2019 4:00pm


  • Art Acceptance Notification: December 6, 2019 4:00pm


  • Deliver Artwork to Airport Art Gallery / Artist Video Interviews:  December 11, 2019, 9:30am-2:30pm

To facilitate artwork delivery and the video interview process, accepted artists will be assigned a time to drop off their artwork, and be interviewed. Artists should plan to be at the Airport Art Gallery for at least 30 minutes to complete art intake and their interview. Upon notification, selected artists will receive delivery time and interview questions in order to prepare for the interview.  If artists are not available to deliver their work personally at assigned delivery time, their artwork will still be included in the video, but without an interview.


  • Reception: February 20, 2020, 5:30-7:00pm


  • Pick-Up Artwork at Airport Art Gallery: April 8, 2020  10:00-11:00am



Nichole Hickey began creating art at a young age and has been working in the arts field for 19 years. Currently she is focusing on her new body of mixed media works, as well as curating personal and public collections. Formerly she worked with Palm Beach County professional artists for 9 years, curating and installing exhibitions. She also represented gallery artists and sought out new talent for a Palm Beach gallery, which took her to Manhattan and all over the world.  Her B.A. is in Art History from the University of Wisconsin.



Elayna Toby Singer, Palm Beach County Art in Public Places Administrator



Artists keep 100% of income from sales. Artwork that sells cannot be removed until the end of the show.



On February 20, 2020 at 5:30pm the public is invited to meet featured artists and discover their extraordinary talents. With live music by locally based performance artists and yummy refreshments, this event is one of season’s most popular happenings. Complimentary parking is offered to reception attendees in the Short Term Parking Lot, excluding SunPass.



Elayna Toby Singer, Art in Public Places Administrator

(561) 233-0235






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53rd Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show Has Something For Everyone November 23-24 At South Florida Fairgrounds. Rickie Report Readers Get Discount Coupon

The 53rd Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show takes place November 23-24 at the South Florida Fair Grounds.  This is a family oriented, culturally stimulating show. Proceeds provide the operating budget for the Gem & Mineral Society for the following year. Get more information about this wonder-filled organization in the article!   The show is run totally by member volunteers.The Rickie Report shares the details plus a coupon for reduced admission charges, which may be duplicated as often as you like.



Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc.



The 53rd Annual

Gem, Mineral, Bead, Jewelry, & Fossil Show






Saturday, November 23, 2019

 9 am – 6 pm


Sunday, November 24, 2019

 10 am – 5 pm


Adults/Seniors 1 day $9.00  or  2-day pass $14.00
Children under 12 are FREE.

 Visit our website for more details:


Something for the whole family!



Expo Center East

South Florida Fairgrounds

9067 Southern Blvd.,        West Palm Beach, FL 33411



Over 80 dealers from all over the country offer a wide range of merchandise—fine jewelry, southwestern Indian jewelry, bead jewelry, loose beads, rocks and minerals for specimen collecting and cutting, loose precious and semi-precious gemstones, settings and findings, fossils, meteorites, tools, books, and much, much more.





Wide range of educational activities and exhibits:

Demonstrations Include:

Gem & Mineral Society members’ skills learned in club classes


Cabochon making

Chain making

Bead stringing 

AND More…

Palm Beach Museum of Natural History



Great Shopping, Geode Cracking, Fossil Dig, Gemstone Mining, Spin-the-Wheel Game, Face & Rock Painting, Grand Prize Drawing, Door Prizes!




Learning is Fun!



Decorative Items For the Home and Office

Hourly Door Prizes

 Grand Door Prize

Kids Activities


The Society offers many types of educational and cultural experiences. We operate a full lapidary shop open to our members. We also offer classes in lapidary and jewelry making for adults as well as children.

Learning Is Fun!

Our monthly meetings are held at the building across from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in Dreher Park on the 3rd Thursday of each month and feature guest speakers or demonstrations that are educational as well as entertaining.










Mother Nature At Her Best!



Club Purpose:

To associate persons of the Palm Beach area of cutting, displaying and studying of rocks, shells, artifacts, and any kind of scientific objects of interest to the individual and the organization to promote community interest in these objects.

The society is a member of the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical & Lapidary Societies Inc. and the Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc., which are affiliated with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies. Our members are able to participate in activities sponsored by these organizations.






Membership applications are available at the show or on our web site,

Visit our web site for more information, photos from past shows, membership forms and $1 discount coupons for the show.





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LUSH: A Contemporary Ceramics Exhibit Will Enchant You At Lighthouse ArtCenter November 11 – January 4 With Exhibit, Lectures, Workshops, Award Reception

To celebrate the success of Chad Steve and his Ceramics Department, the Lighthouse ArtCenter is hosting LUSH: A Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition from November 11, 2019 – January 4, 2020.  Over 500 pieces were considered, but only 109 pieces were selected.  The artwork comes from as far away as Japan, and as close as down the street. On Thursday, November 21 during the artists’ reception which is open to the public, esteemed juror Alex Zablocki, will announce the winners from the juried entrants who will share four monetary awards that total $3,500. Alex is offering a two-day workshop, “Thinking Through the Vessel” on Saturday & Sunday, November 23-24.  Registration is open to non-members.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the exhibit and workshop plus 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

No charge for members, non-member adults (18 and older) $5.00

 First Saturday of the month no charge












Award Reception:

Thursday, November 21, 2019

5:30 – 7:30 pm

No charge for members, nonmembers $5.00




Exhibit is available November 11, 2019 – January 4, 2020




Register NOW: 

Please call (561) 746-3101 or go to




Ceramics by Alex Zablocki



In a world where mobile phones are ringing, and pinging, where emails and text messages demand attention, where TVs run in the background in every nook and cranny it can be hard to imagine that quiet creative places, soothing to the soul, still exist. 

But, open the door to a working ceramics studio and tranquility billows out.  It. Is. Enchanting.  

This is the alchemy of earth, air, fire and water.  It’s the magic created by craftsmen who turn mud into high art and functional ware. 

You’re welcome to feel it yourself, visit Chad Steve, at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery and School of Art, just a stone’s throw away to the northern end of Palm Beach County.  Chad runs the ceramics department where the student enrollment has doubled and doubled again in the three years he’s been teaching there.

With a …thumpthumpthump… Students from 19 to 90 settle into a gentle rhythm as they methodically wedge their clay to remove any air pockets.  Some settle at a potter’s wheel, while others are hand building and although they are working at different levels of accomplishment there is an undeniable sense of comradery in the room.



Lettuceware Teapot by Dodie Thayer




Of great interest to collectors is an important selection of original Lettuceware that is featured in the west gallery where a retrospective exhibition celebrates the original ceramic works of Dodie Thayer, most well known for her iconic green table ware evocative of crinkly heads of cabbage.  Lettuceware collectors read like the Who’s Who of society from around the globe.  They include the Queen of England, Jackie Kennedy Onassis  and Oprah Winfrey, to name a few.  Mrs. Marshal Field V is loaning two of her large soup tureens for the exhibition, while Mrs. Thayer’s daughter is pulling pieces from the family’s treasures which have never before been shown.  They are irreplaceable.  




Lettuceware platter by Dodie Thayer



If you’ve been in the area for a while then you may be aware that Dodie DuBois Thayer Hawthorn was one of the original eight artists who established the Lighthouse ArtCenter 56 years ago along with Christopher Norton.  Dodie’s ceramic tableware became synonymous with Palm Beach at a time when Palm Beach represented the epitome of culture.  Until a few years ago all of Mrs. Thayer’s lettuceware was handmade, a few short years ago she licensed Tory Burch to manufacture her iconic lettuceware.  Although the work on exhibit at the Lighthouse ArtCenter will not be available for purchase, the ware produced by Tory Burch is still available in their shop on Worth Avenue.



Douglas Basset Andrews, a noted collector and art consultant, is loaning pieces of his recently acquired contemporary ceramics by Kentaro Kawabata, and Masaomi Yasunaga.  These pieces were shipped directly from exhibition openings in Los Angeles in time for LUSH. 



Ceramics by Alex Zablocki



It’s the energy and the enthusiasm of the staff, the students, and the volunteers at the Lighthouse ArtCenter that continue to thrive in this vibrant community. While most arts non-profits are struggling, the Lighthouse ArtCenter is bursting at the seams.  The School of Art serves over 2,600 adult students and 700 children.  Faculty members provide outreach to underserved residents in the community and every month a free and accessible class for special needs adults is offered at no charge in the master studio.  “We are bursting at the seams” says Nancy Politsch, executive director, “And that explains why we are creating a capital campaign to build a second floor on the gallery. It will expand the school and increase the size of the gallery.  The distinguished architect, Scott Hughes, is working on plans that will pull the best kept secret in Tequesta out of the 1960s and into the 21st century.  His plans for the new building are clean, sleek and bright.” 



Wood fired Vase by Brian Kovachik



When she joined the ArtCenter, three  years ago, Nancy Politsch, unpacked 38 years of experience in wealth management, along with a special brand of belt tightening that has resulted in a streamlined operation with a small and mighty staff that serves up the arts with passion seven days a week.  



Vase by Kentaro Kawabata On Loan Courtesy of  Douglas B. Andrews




Janeen Mason, the curator, creates eleven exhibitions annually at the ArtCenter and installs satellite exhibitions in other venues such as the 22nd Floor Gallery of the Capitol Building in Tallahassee, or in the new offices of the Community Foundation of Martin-St.Lucie.  It’s hard to believe her exhibitions, which some say are worthy of MOMA, are tucked away in Gallery Square North in Tequesta.  Earlier this year the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum created a special exhibition called Building Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim for the ArtCenter in order to honor Peter Lawson-Johnston, the grandson of Solomon R. Guggenheim, who now serves as the honorary chairman of the board of directors for the Lighthouse ArtCenter. 

The ongoing success of the ArtCenter is directly related to generous patrons like Mrs. Lehan, who give their time, talent and resources, to insure cultural programming at this level is available to all who want to enjoy it, regardless of their ethnicity or economic standing.  This insures the heartbeat of the community, the Lighthouse ArtCenter will continue to thrive into the next 56 years.







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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Artists’ Guild Of Boca Museum Of Art Announce Two Events: New Opening Reception November 14 And Holiday Art Sale November 30 & December 1

The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art invites the public to an Opening Reception on Thursday,  November 14 to see the newest artworks in the gallery. Stop by for the Holiday Art Sale on Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1! Holidays are special and so are the gifts you give.  Think “outside the box” and come to the Boca Raton Museum of Art –  The Artists Guild for a gift of art.  It will make someone smile long after the holiday season.  Support local artists and the Boca Museum with gifts of small works, all media, including jewelry.  Artists donate a portion of the sale price to the Museum.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.






2910 N. Federal Hwy   Boca Raton, FL 33431  (In Elegance Plaza)

Gallery Hours:  TUE – SAT: 10AM – 6PM      SUN: 1 – 5PM













 7 –  8:30  PM



Free admission & Parking /  Open to the Public

2910 N. Federal Hwy   Boca Raton, FL 33431    (In Elegance Plaza)






2019   H O L I D A Y       A R T       S A L E!

2019   H O L I D A Y       A R T       S A L E!

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Everyone’s invited – it’s free and open to the public


Saturday, November 30


Sunday,  December 1

10 am – 6 pm

Many artworks in main exhibition will also be discounted, this weekend only.

* All major credit cards accepted




For detailed information about these events, future exhibits, and membership, please visit:

For more information:

Steve Nash:



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Shop Unique Locally Made Items, Food, Music, And More At Resource Depot’s First Makers Market Friday, November 15 & Saturday, November 16 In West Palm Beach

Shop unique and locally made items while enjoying music, food, and other treats at Resource Depot‘s first Makers Market on Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16This FREE two-day event brings our community together and gives local artists an opportunity to showcase and sell their handmade creations. Shop over 24 creative vendors, dance to live music, savor delicious food, and sip on samples from our neighborhood distillery, Steel Tie Spirits Co. In honor of our 20th anniversary, the first 20 shoppers each day will receive Resource Depot Swag Bags! The Rickie Report shares the details with some sneak peeks! Make sure to check out the TreasuRE during our Makers Market on both Friday and Saturday night. Our Materials Marketplace will be open for shopping on Saturday only.








Friday, November 15     6 – 9 pm


Saturday, November 16     9 am – 4 pm



Resource Depot

2510 Florida Avenue        West Palm Beach, FL 33401



Kindness Batters Vegan Bakery will be selling plant-based baked goods at our Makers Market! Check out their website:



Resource Depot is a nonprofit creative reuse center that turns waste into artistic wonder by collecting and distributing excess materials to teachers, artists, and creative individuals. By doing this, we benefit classrooms, summer camps, art studios, and most importantly, the environment. Resource Depot encourages the community to express themselves through creating with diverse and reusable materials while promoting environmentally sustainable lifestyles.




Sacred Botanicals will be selling an array of herbal tinctures, tonics, and salves at our Makers Market!



The TreasuRE is our market for one-of-a-kind and newly packaged items, and it will be open for shopping during the Makers Market! In the TreasuRE you can expect to find vintage goods, jewelry, art and office supplies, holiday décor, and even more at just fraction of retail pricing! Make sure to check out the TreasuRE during our Makers Market on both Friday and Saturday night. Our Materials Marketplace will be open for shopping on Saturday only. For more information about the TreasuRE, please visit:




The Antsy Artist will be selling wearable art, clothing, and fashion accessories at our Makers Market!


Resource Depot’s GalleRE is a space for exhibiting local artists who incorporate the reuse of materials into their artwork. The GalleRE serves as an educational space to remind people what the imagination can accomplish through creative reuse. To find out more information about Artist opportunities in our GalleRE, check out the Call to Create page on our website:



For more information about this event, how to participate in future events, or get involved:

PHONE: 561-882-0090









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Ursula Fernandez Is Featured Artist At Perrine Community House At Palmetto Bay. Meet The Artist At The Opening Reception November 16

Meet Featured Artist, Ursula Fernandez at the Perrine Community House at Palmetto Bay on Saturday, November 16. The public is welcome to this exhibit, “The Story of Many”, showing Ursula’s vast body of work. Her art reflects her tropical roots with an influence by the art form she herself studied for many years, ballet. While she is best known for her portrait paintings in oil, she also works with acrylic, charcoal and ink. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Don’t miss the opportunity to meet this gracious and talented artist!





U R S U L A       F E R N A N D E Z





Opening Reception

Saturday November 16

6:30- 8:30 PM

Palmetto Bay

900 Perrine Ave

Palmetto Bay, FL






Ursula Fernandez shares these words from her heart about this exhibit, “My tribute and sincere gratitude goes out to my family, mentor, friend artists, teachers, designers and buyers, all those that have revolved in my world of art, whom have been a source of energy for my creations. When at work, I dive into a world of my own, where I find peace, contentment and great satisfaction”.


She goes on to say, “My love working with oils has been because I can express an infinite variety of mixed emotions and beauty. Every time I have picked up a brush I have learned something new and have expanded my artistic horizons. The time has come to retire from my professional life as an artist, I will not put the brush down entirely, I will be always open to sit and give to art lovers, that which I have learned in my years practicing art. I will always be happy to hear from you, if you need help, maybe advise, and why not a special order or just to say hello, Let me share with you this one of my favorite quote from unknown source: ‘Art is a fascinating and amazing vehicle of self-expression. It is a rewarding journey of learning and discovery. Art is an adventure motivated by the heart, with an understanding of the process developed through practice’”.


Ursula Fernandez at her easel



Ursula was born in Havana, Cuba and began sketching at the age of 15.  Her neighbor, Felix de Cossio, a recognized portrait painter, was a major influence on Ursula.  As she observed him at work, he taught her valuable tips and techniques.  She tells The Rickie Report, “This planted a deep seated love for painting”.



Artist, Ursula Fernandez



For many years, Ursula dedicated her life to her career and family, raising four children.  She never forgot her passion for painting.  In 1979, she picked up a brush and followed her heart. By 1981, she completed her first portrait!  Coming from a family of artists, she was eager to strike out on her own.



“Two Ballet Dancers” by Ursula Fernandez


Years later, while living in Florida, never leaving her art, she enrolled in a course taught by her long time childhood neighbor, Felix de Cossio!  He had made a successful career painting portraits of famous socialites in New York City.  Spending more time with her mentor, Ursula acquired the techniques and qualities that would serve her well throughout her own career as an artist.



“The Street Vendor” by Ursula E. Fernandez

Ursula tells us, “The subject caught my attention, a street vendor in one of the Caribbean Islands, I kept the photo to create my painting.  I was drawn to her facial expression, I knew then it would be a challenge to capture her spirit, her pleasant smile regardless that she is selling bananas under the hot sun.  Her eyes are covered by the shade of her straw hat, her rouged hands holding the wooden box.  I created a background showing the hustle and bustle of the market place.  The Street Vendor became the recipient of an Honorable Mention Award.



One can see that Ursula’s ballet and dance teaching experience enhances her appreciation for and discernment for typical details when she paints these particular subjects.  The majority of her work is inspired by her tropical roots.  Her paintings are rich in texture and color.  Her own warmth comes through each piece.


“The Nap” by Ursula Fernandez



While she still favors painting with oil, Ursula takes life by the hand and is eager to try new techniques and mediums.  She has great success with her portraitures and many of her florals are dedicated to endangered plants.  She is an award-winning artist and many of her pieces can be found in private collections. 



Ursula has also painted murals at several local sites. She tells us, “I love painting and teaching art, which has been my life long passion. Born from a family of artists and with the inspiration of my neighbor, whom I watched while at work, I was able to pursue this dream at a much later stage in my life. Please come in and read all about it, browse my portfolio, and if you like what you see, drop me an email, I will surely appreciate it!”


“Roses in a Wooden Vase” by Ursula Fernandez

Ursula offers painting classes and is available for portraits.  When one is commissioned, she likes to meet the person and also works from 3-4 photos.  She is a Signature Member of the Wellington Art Society and is happy to be painting in her own studio.  




To see Ursula’s website and complete portfolio, please visit: 

0r call  561-301-6848.







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CORRECTION: 27 Annual Juried Art & Craft Show, An Olde Fashioned Holiday November 21, 22, 23 At The Fieldhouse At Old School Square (Formerly The Vintage Gymnasium) Hosted By Southern Handcraft Society Pineapple Grove Chapter

`​The Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach, ​celebrates its ​27 ​Annual Juried art and craft show, “An Olde Fashioned Holiday”, at the Fieldhouse (formerly the Vintage Gymnasium) at Old School Square. All items are hand made ​by local crafters and artists​ and many are one-of-a-kind works of art. Gift and holiday items include Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas themes, plus items that are appropriate for any occasion. ​Don’t miss the Limited Edition ornaments. Come on Thursday, November 21, Friday, November 22, and Saturday, November 23 and prepare to be amazed at ​all of ​our local talent! ​Consider joining this group if you have an interest in art and/or crafts! ​Free Admission with convenient parking at the garage across the street​. ​The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.



Southern Handcraft Society

Pineapple Grove Chapter     Delray Beach, FL

Invites you to:

27 Annual Juried Art and Craft Show

“An Olde Fashioned Holiday”

Thursday, November 21, 2019 – 9 am to 8 pm
Friday, November 22, 2019 – 9 am to 8 pm
Saturday, November 23, 2019 – 9 am to 2 pm



The Fieldhouse ( Formerly the Vintage Gymnasium)


Old School Square Center 

51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33444







Convenient Parking across the street​

Old School Square is located on the corner of NE 1st Street and NE 1st Avenue ​



Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach is over 20 years old. We have over 60 members consisting of local artists and crafts people and are welcoming to newcomers.

We meet the 1st Wednesday of each month at the Senior Center at Veterans Park at 7 pm.

We hope you will stop by!






Our local artists and crafters create one-of-a-kind works of art. Our Limited Edition ornaments are spectacular and are limited to only 100 pieces.


We have gift and holiday items including Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas…along with items that are appropriate for any occasion.




We have jewelry, cards, journals, ornaments, shell art, glass art, hand-painted and turned wood pieces, hand-knit hats, sweaters, and blankets, aprons purses, quilts, pillows and many other items. We also feature food and candy items. Prepare to be incredibly amazed by all of our local talent!





“We are a group of extremely talented and crafty people who create paintings, cards, journals, jewelry, knitted items, dolls, stuffed animals, quilts, etc. We’re friendly! We’re very funny and we always welcome new members”, they tell The Rickie Report.


Southern Handcraft Society is a wonderful networking group of fine artists and artisans. They meet monthly in Delray Beach. For more information about SHS please contact Madeline at




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