RCK Gallery Presents “ALICE IS COMING!” Featuring Original Art By Alice Murdoch With Opening Reception Friday, April 22. Special Art & Self Wellness Event On Friday, April 29 With Sound Therapist, Deena Rahill

RCK Gallery presents ” ALICE IS COMING!” featuring original artworks of Alice Murdoch with a Free Opening Reception on Friday, April 22, 2022 with complimentary champagne, wine, and yummy hors d’oeuvres. Clay Kanzler shares a tribute to his friend, Alice and in the spirit of energetic inner adjustment for mind, body and spirit, features Sound Therapist, Deena Rahill on Friday, April 29, 2022. Bring your yoga mat, lie, sit, stand or wander as you explore the gallery while Deena gently plays singing crystal bowls, gong, chimes and a variety of healing instruments. Alice’s art explores food, people, and the female body image with her contemporary art. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Free Valet parking is available. RCK Gallery will collect donations and the Gallery will donate 25% of all sales to the YMCA of the Treasure Coast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

 

 

 

 

 

“ALICE      IS      COMING!”   …

 

 

IN     MEMORY     OF     A     BEST     FRIEND

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY,  APRIL 22, 2022

5  –  7 PM

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL  GUEST:  

SOUND  THERAPIST,  DEENA  RAHILL  

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FRIDAY,  APRIL 29, 2022  

5 – 7 pm

 

 

Bring your yoga mat, lie, sit, stand or wander as you explore the gallery while Deena Rahill gently plays singing crystal bowls, gong, chimes and a variety of healing instruments.

 

 

 

 

These events are free and open to the public

Open Every Friday  5 – 7 pm           Or By Appointment

 

 

TAKE   ADVANTAGE  OF   THE   FREE  VALET     PARKING  

 

 

Breath Easy, RCK has installed a Hospital Grade Air Purification System with you in mind.

 

 

 

 

 

This powerful exhibit of original artwork by Alice Murdoch features a comprehensive collection of her work;  a large amount of which explores the struggle with female body image and our relationship with food.  Through Murdoch’s eyes and paint, we join her in this powerful examination of food, people, and female body image through contemporary art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTIST STATEMENT: “I have always wondered why statements are necessary from artists, unless their statements are not clear in their work.  I think my paintings are strong enough to make their own, and that is my statement about my artist statement”. – Alice Murdoch

 

 

 

Clay Kanzler tells The Rickie Report, “Not many times in life is one granted the chance to honor a Fallen Best Friend as I am getting the chance to do on April 22.  Alice Murdock and I were in a show in 1989 and have been best friends ever since with also the added wonderful element of both of us wanting to paint!   She was funny, honest, abrupt, true, humble, stylish, loyal, ran a gorgeous home, cooked and entertained like Martha Stewart did before Martha knew where the kitchen was.  She was also a complete pain in the *** for me because she would always tell me the truth – no matter what about my many dating misadventures or what she truly thought about my painting… there was no stopping her and to be quite honest… I am lost without her.  I love you Alice”

 

 

 

SPECIAL  GUEST:  

SOUND  THERAPIST,  DEENA  RAHILL  

FRIDAY,  APRIL 29, 2022  

5 – 7 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deena will take us on a journey to an Immersive intersection of art & sound as we celebrate Alice Murdoch’s powerful Art Works.  Bring your yoga mat, lie, sit, stand or wander as you explore the gallery while Deena Rahill gently plays singing crystal bowls, gong, chimes and a variety of healing instruments.  A truly energetic inner adjustment for mind, body and spirit. 

 

 

 

 

Learn more about Deena & sound vibration:

 http://www.soundvibration.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

25% of all Gallery profits will be donated to YMCA of the Treasure Coast

 

 Exhibit is Open April 22 – May 5, 2022

 

 

 

 

U P C O M I N G       S C H E D U L E:

May 6, 2022 – “Installation with Cheryl Maeder”

June 3, 2022 – “Bits and Pieces”

 

 

 

For information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits, or becoming involved with RCK Gallery please contact April Terborg, Director.  

RCK GALLERY

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

Email: aprilterborg@gmail.com

 

 

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Elliott Museum Showcases Original Artworks From 26 Members Of Martin Artisans Guild, Including Paintings, Glass, And Wearable Art. Opening Reception Is Thursday, April 14

The Elliott Museum invites the public to its newest exhibit, “Art Down The Hall”  for the Opening Reception on Thursday, April 14, 2022.  Noteworthy and eye-catching creations of the twenty-six members of the Martin Artisans Guild (MAG) include paintings as well as wearable art pieces. This exhibit is available through June 27, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, April 14, 2022

5:30  to  7:30 PM

 

 

 

Elliott Museum

825 N.E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL

 

 772-225-1961 ● elliottmuseum.org

Hours: Daily 10 am – 5 pm; Closed Major Holidays

 

 

The exhibit will be up through June 27, 2022  during museum hours.

 

 

Suggested Donation Is $5.00 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Elliott Museum announces a new collaboration with the Martin Artisans Guild (MAG) with the new exhibit, “Down The Hall”.  The public is invited to enjoy live music, appetizers and a cash bar at the Opening Reception on Thursday, April 14.  The exhibit is available for viewing through June, 27, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEET    THE    ARTISTS:

 

Jane Lawton Baldridge – Acrylic Painting      

Jeanine Baum – Oil Painting

Michaelann Bellerjeau – Oil Painting

Kimberly Beltrame – Oil on Canvas

Mallo Bisset – Oil on Canvas

Deborah Bottorff – 3D Acrylic Mosaic on Canvas

Janis Clary – Acrylic on Canvas

Diana Rell Dean – Pastel

James J. DeMartis – Watercolor

MJ Dowling – Acrylic on Canvas

Dot Galfond – Kiln Formed Glass

Torenzo Gann – Collage

Renee Keil – Acrylic Inks/Pastel

Carol Kepp – Oil Painting

Sue Klahne –  Acrylic & Resin

Sheryl Levine – Collagraph

Maria G Miele – Oil on Canvas

Mary Mirabito – Oil on Canvas

Lynn Morgan – Pastel 

Sally Browning Pearson – Watercolor

Chad Periman – Photography

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez  – Fiber Art/ Handloom Knit

Danuta Rothschild – Acrylic on Canvas

Mark A. Stall – Photography

Curt Whiticar – Oil Painting

Laura Kay Whiticar-Darvill  – Jewelry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

 

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

 

 

About the Historical Society of Martin County:

Since 1955, the Historical Society of Martin County has served as a guardian of local history and a cultural center by operating the Elliott Museum, (825 NE Ocean Blvd., Stuart) and the House of Refuge Museum at Gilbert’s Bar, (301 SE MacArthur Blvd., Stuart) which opened in 1876 and served as a haven for shipwrecked survivors. The Elliott Museum seeks to preserve and celebrate the region’s colorful history by presenting an eclectic mix of traveling and rotating permanent exhibits, lectures and experiential events. The House of Refuge’s mission is to educate the public about the historical significance of Martin County’s iconic landmark and to ensure its historical integrity and preservation. For more information, go online to www.elliottmuseum.org or call 772-225-1961.

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  April 13 , 2022

 

 

5:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

FEATURING:  

MARCIA   GREENE

 

Stained glass by Marcia Greene

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

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

 

 

Social  distancing  will  be  observed  and  masks  are  required

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Stained glass by Marcia Greene

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 artynurse@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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Opening     Reception:

Two     Spring     Exhibitions

 

 

 

Tuesday , April 26, 2022

5:00  –  7:00 pm

 

“Dazzle”  – Wellington  City  Hall

“Love  4  Art”  – Wellington  Community  Center

 

 

 

Two    venues    –    ONE    great   night!

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

MEET    THE    ARTISTS:

 

Hartley Barnes

Betty Brodie

Neil Byrden

Laura Jaffe

Susan Mosely

Susan Oakes

Leslie Pfeiffer

Cindi Taylor

Elaine Weber

Linda Zolet

 

 

 

MEET    THE    ARTISTS:

 

 

Hartley Barnes ⋅ Audrey Freedman ⋅ Charles Moses ⋅

Cindi Taylor ⋅ Heather Bergstrom ⋅ Stan Greenfield ⋅

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

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

Janine Sabinsky ⋅ Tammy Wolfson ⋅ David Ciofalo ⋅

Susan Mosely ⋅ Barry Stefan ⋅ Linda Zolet

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 40th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information about the Wellington Art Society, please visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org or email presidentofwas@gmail.com. 

 

 

 

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Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA) Hosts 26th Annual Spring Celebration Of High School Art With Free Virtual Access April 8 And A Member’s Exhibit At Sugar Sand Park April 4 – May 2

Women in the Virtual Arts, (WITVA) will host two art exhibitions in April.  The 26th annual “Spring Celebration of High School Art” begins April 8, 2022 on WITVA’s YouTube channel. It showcases 75 students from 8 High Schools in Palm Beach County and 25 teachers. WITVA’s “Spring Into Art” at Sugar Sand Park in Boca Raton, FL will offer an in-person exhibit running from April 4 – May 2, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds you that WITVA is an artist networking organization and new members are always welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

26th Annual “Spring Celebration of

High  School  Art

 

“My Friend in a Tree” by Schaefer

 

 

 

 

April 8, 2022   Visit: WITVA

 

 

 

 

“Rising” by Dunn


 

 

 

“Johanna” by Wilson

 

  Showcasing:

    75     Students

    25     Teachers

8 Palm Beach County High Schools

 

 

 

 

“An Indistinct Muse” by Dominquez

 

 

 

 

 

 

  ~  Join us for a celebration of Spring

and

The talented artists of Women in the Visual Arts  ~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT   AT   SUGAR   SAND   PARK

300 South Military Trail     Boca Raton, FL

 

Park Hours:  Mon – Sat: 8AM – 10PM   Sun: 8AM – 5PM

300 S Military Trail  Boca Raton, FL 33486

Phone 561-347-3900

 

 

 

 

Since the nineteen eighties, Women In The Visual Arts, has been an organization for artists of South Florida as an important link for our surrounding art community including our neighboring art students. Our organization has gone through changes  but what remains is that we have always been an organization with “heart”. Our members tell us that the community knows us as, “A very friendly group of women”, Vice President Sandy Ryter tells The Rickie Report.  

She shares, “We are planning to exhibit; showing our painters, sculptures, fine crafters and decorative artists.  We have fund-raising activities, arrange group painting sessions and craft times, and create art works to donate to community centers, hospitals and other facilities”. Check out our latest newsletter for updated events and where you can see some of our members’ work (virtually for now). WITVA is looking forward learning about other organizations to build a mutually satisfying relationship that will benefit all of us.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn more about us:   WITVA.Org

 

 

 

BECOMING A MEMBER:

 

 

Members shall be classified in one or five categories, namely: Artist Member, Life Member, Honorary Member, Associate Member and Adjunct Member. 

1. Artist Member: A women who has met all qualifications as stated in Article II, Section 1, and whose annual dues are paid up to date. This Artist Member may apply for exhibition in all shows. The Artist Member shall have all voting rights, privileges and benefits of membership. 

2. Life Member: An Artist Member may become a Life Member by paying a lump sum, designated by the Board, in a lump sum. A Life Member may apply for exhibition in all the shows.

3. Honorary Member: Past Presidents who have served two or more years shall be Honorary Members and shall maintain all voting rights and privileges without the payment of any further dues. Honorary Members may apply for all shows.

4. Associate Member: Any woman member of the general public who is interested in supporting the aims of WITVA is an Associate Member. This Associate Member may only apply for exhibitions in large, open juried shows as determined by the Board.

5. Adjunct Member: Friends and family members, male or female, may become an Adjunct Member as a supporter. This Adjunct Member may participate in general meetings, educational seminars and lectures, artist circles and other events as deemed appropriate by the Board. The Adjunct Member does not have voting privileges and is not eligible to hold office.

 

 

 

To learn even more about us, we invite you to visit WITVA.Org

 

 

 

WOMEN IN THE VISUAL ARTS, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 organization and all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  All Solicitations and donations are retained 100% by the organization. #SC-12388.  A Copy of the Official Registration and Financial Information May be Obtained from The Division of Consumer Services by Calling Toll-Free (800-435-7352) Within the State. Registration Does Not Imply Endorsement, Approval or Recommendation by the State.

 

 

 

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View New Collection Of Jewelry By Annemieke Broenink And Monies Collection At Whitespace With Special Trunk Show

Elayne Mordes of Whitespace The Mordes Collection announces an exciting new collection of jewelry pieces by the internationally renown artist, Annemieke Broenink and the Spring/Summer Collection by Monies.  The Trunk Show begins Monday, March 28 and continues on Thursday, March 31 and Saturday, April 2, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn more about Whitespace Collection

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

NAMED  AWARD  RECIPIENT

ARTS  LEADERSHIP 2021:

NEIL  CAPOZZI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  What were your artistic influences growing up?

NC:

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

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

TRR: What brought you to Martin County?

NC:

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

 

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

NC:

 

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

 

 

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

NC:

 

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

 

TRR: What does The MartinArts Award mean?

NC:

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Interested in being a part of the celebration?

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Not Sure What “Art” Is All About? Deborah Bigeleisen’s Lecture Puts Everyone On The Same Playing Field With “Looking At Art Through The Eyes And Mind Of An Artist. In-Person Or Virtual Attendance Available

If you like looking at artwork but aren’t sure what it means or why an artist would choose to create it – this lecture is for YOU! Deborah Bigeleisen takes you on an exciting journey with her lecture, “Looking at Art Through the Eyes and Mind of an Artist”. Part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU, Florida Atlantic University, Deborah shares her unique vision including newbies to aficionados. This lecture is available in-person or virtually on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.  Hear about colors, materials, and techniques that impact one’s emotions and challenge the senses, the tricks that artists play on the viewer, and even some neuroscience aspects of how the brain perceives art.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  Sign up now!

 

 

 

 

 

Professor Deborah Bigeleisen

 

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

     12:00 – 1:30 PM

 

 

 

 

Deborah Bigeleisen’s lecture is designed for everyone whether you are an art aficionado or know nothing about art.  You will come away energized with a fresh perspective on not only looking at art, but also looking at the world around you from the everyday places that you go all the time, to where ever you travel.

 

 

 

The lecture is part of the OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE at FAU, Florida Atlantic University.

To register for live-in-person or live via video: 

https://lnkd.in/dRhkdUJc

 

 

 

“Rainforest” by Deborah Bigeleisen 

 

 

 

With the visual-aid of a PowerPoint presentation, you will be taken on a virtual tour of modern and contemporary art in museums, galleries, and international art fairs. The presentation also covers the excitement in modern architecture from museums to international metro stations and even bridges! Photography is also explored since (almost) everyone is snapping photos with their cell phone. The emphasis is looking at art and the world around you “through the mind and vision of an artist.”  Hear about colors, materials, and techniques that impact one’s emotions and challenge the senses, the tricks that artists play on the viewer, and even some neuroscience aspects of how the brain perceives art.

 

 

Historical facts are introduced where Professor Bigeleisen feels that it has additional significance to a particular work – such as “why is that 10 foot plank of black plastic leaning against the wall in a museum?”  You will learn why there is more to it than meets the eye!  

 

 

 

 

“Havasu Falls” by Deborah Bigeleisen 

 

 

 

 

Deborah Bigeleisen is an international renowned artist whose innovative vision of the floral genre embodies a contemporary world. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections around the world. Her paintings have been published in numerous international art books and interior design magazines including New Art International, Science Creative Quarterly, Florida Design, and Architectural Digest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this lecture:

Call 561.799.8547 or Email:  llsjuptr@fau.edu 

5353 Parkside Drive   Jupiter, FL 33458    

www.fau.edu/osherjupiter

 

 

 For  more  information  about  Deborah  Bigeleisen’s artworks:

www.deborahbigeleisen.com

mobile: 561.351.8755

deborah@deborahbigeleisen.com

 

 

 

 

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Artist Sarah Gualtieri Uses Her Creativity To Inspire Her Students For An Artistic Venture

Artist, Sarah Gualtieri has been involved in the local visual art scene, showing in area galleries. Focused on her teaching Special Education, she has not recently exhibited any of her own artworks (for which she won an award of this article in The Rickie Report).  The Rickie Report shares what Sarah’s students are creating and selling for a School-based Enterprise project.  We hope you will support their efforts! 

 

 

 

 
Growing up, Sarah Gualtieri took painting, photography and clay classes.  She also made cards and presents for friends and family.  She tells The Rickie Report, “I learned how to work with wood in Shop in middle school and also with my dad at home.  I took architecture classes in High School.  I went to Rhode Island School of Design for landscape architecture and while I didn’t finish, I learned some amazing things in my foundational art classes there.  I ended up majoring in Sociology at Guilford College and kept on with my art interests”.
 

 

 

 

 

Sarah was a case manager/support coordinator for individuals with disabilities and she loved this. She shares,” I also did direct care.  I started facilitating some art workshops for these populations and really enjoyed this.  I realized that I loved to teach!  Exceptional Student Education was the best fit for me because of my background working with vulnerable populations.  I love to focus on abilities and empowerment”.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Transition teacher, with students between 18 and 22 years old who have already graduated through the 12th grade, Sarah’s focus is life skills, such as Pre-Vocational Job Skills, Social Skills, Personal Care and Health, Safety and Community.  “I wanted my students to create items that they could make and sell as they increased their Pre-Vocational Job Skills, so I developed the wooden fish concept after practicing some methods over the summer.  The staff in my room have been very helpful in putting the project together with me”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She sees her students smiling and focusing as they are sanding wood and painting the wood.  “Some prefer to create designs on the fish instead of sanding or painting.  Some prefer to paint over sanding.  Some have surprised me with their amazing abilities to sand.  I continue to make adaptations to the process of making the fish so that the students can do as much on their own as possible.  This is really exciting for the students. Almost everyday, students and staff all put on smocks/aprons, cover the tables and get to work.  Pre-vocational job skills is a regular lesson and with this project they continue to get more and more skilled“. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Students are reminded of who is getting the fish that they may be working on that day. Students are really proud to bring fish home to family and friends.  They carry them down the hallway with pride to their ride home.  It’s also fun for them to sell fish to the staff at school when we have visitors to our class showroom!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah tells us, “We use the money to buy more supplies ( 1/4 plywood, paint, brushes, glue, sandpaper, jute rope, etc.).  We also are able to use money that we have made on pizza parties!  When The Rickie Report asked if anyone can donate supplies, Sarah said, “Yes! Donations are welcome!”

 

 

 

For more information about purchasing a single fish, a school of fish, or donating supplies please contact:

 

Sarah Gualtieri  (Ms. “G”):   (561) 558-5464

ESE Transition Teacher, Royal Palm School, room 2-123

@sarah_gualtieri, Follow us on Twitter @RoyalPalm_RPS

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

We are currently accepting submissions.

 

 

Deadline is March 17, 2022

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Carolyn Edlund:  410.977.2915

Carolyn@ArtsyShark.com

www.ArtsyShark.com

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique

 

 

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

 

 

5:30  –  7:30 pm

 

 

Wednesday,   April 6       4 – 6 PM

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm

This exhibit is available March 16 – April 30, 2022

 

 

 

Sally Browning Pearson with some of her students

 

 

3746 SE Ocean Blvd.       Stuart, FL

 

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

 

 

Palm Room Artisans Boutique area

 

 

MEET       THE       ARTISTS:

 

 

Billie Jo Thomson

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

James J. Demartis Collection

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Kimberly Beltrame

Lynn Morgan

Martha Quigley

MJ Dowling

Sally Browning Pearson

 

 

 

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

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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