Be Philanthropic, Have Fun, And Vote For Your Favorite At “ART WARS: A Fusion Of Art And Philanthropy” On Saturday February 17 At HATCH 1121 In Downtown Lake Worth. Admission Is Free

Emmanuel Gonzales, a renowned local artist in South Florida, curates “ART WARS:  A Fusion of Art and Philanthropy” on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at HATCH 1121 located in downtown Lake Worth, FL. The main highlight of ART WARS is an exhilarating live painting competition between 15 exceptionally gifted artists! There will be food, music, more art than you can imagine, and you can enjoy yourself while helping out the community by showing up!  This event is FREE to attend! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of artwork of Curator, Artist, Emmanuel Gonzales.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, February 17, 2024

6 – 10 pm

AT

HATCH 1121

1121 Lucerne Ave.  Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 

 

 

 

 

F R E E             A D M I S S I O N

 

 

 

With a degree in Fine Arts from Palm Beach Atlantic College, Emmanuel has made a strong impact on the art scene. His unique style combines collage, pencil, acrylic, stencils, and oils to create detailed and vibrant artwork that captures movement and energy. Emmanuel has organized live painting performances at prestigious venues like the W Hotel and Rosemary Square in West Palm Beach. You can explore Emmanuel’s art on his website, social media, galleries, showrooms, public spaces, and in the homes of celebrity patrons and art enthusiasts worldwide.

 

 

 

 

 

Art by Emmanuel Gonzales

 

 

 

ART WARS is an extraordinary philanthropic event that seamlessly blends the worlds of art and altruism, providing immense support to the local art community. This event promises an unforgettable evening filled with delightful experiences, including scrumptious food from Curbside Gourmet and Twisted Smoke BBQ food trucks. The soundscape will be provided by “Brady Beats and the Token Girl” from West Palm Beach, Florida.

 

 

 

The Artistic Battle: Live Painting Competition

 

 

 

 

The main highlight of ART WARS is an exhilarating live painting competition.

Fifteen exceptionally gifted artists from South Florida will have four hours to create a masterpiece using their preferred materials.

 

 

 

The participating artists include:

 

 

 

 

 

Steph Stinchcomb
Hilary Mangel
Anastasia Sultzer
Melissa Mastrangelo-Diaz
Renata Rodrigues
Manzi Liu
Pablo Hernandez
Brent Bludworth
Sami Makela
Daniel Echeverry
Alejandro Enriquez
Ali Aliscio
Nicole Galluccio
Jose Gadi
Kevin Goff
Gregory Dirr
Emmanuel Gonzales

 

Vote for Your Favorite Creation

 

If you have any burning questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Emmanuel Gonzales:  emmanuelart@gmail.com

We’re here to help!

 

 

 

Emmanuel Gonzales is an artist in South Florida. Since graduating from Palm Beach Atlantic College in 2001 with a degree in Fine Arts, he has made a strong impact on the scene.  He combines collage, pencil, acrylic, stencils, and oils in his unique style. His artwork is detailed and vibrant, capturing movement and energy. He explores the past and present through realism and portraiture, focusing on American icons as fragments in a larger patchwork. Emmanuel is also known for live painting performances at notable venues, including the W Hotel and Rosemary Square in West Palm Beach. He organizes ART WARS, an event where artists compete head-to-head. Emmanuel’s art can be found on his website, social media, galleries, showrooms, public spaces, and in the homes of celebrity patrons and art enthusiasts worldwide.

 

 

For more information about this event and about Emmanuel Gonzales’ artwork:

 

 

Emmanuel Gonzales

Fine Artist-Illustrator

www.emmanuelART.com

www.facebook.com/Artbyemmanuel

www.instagram.com/artbyemmanuel

 

 

 

 

ABOUT OUR EVENT SPACE

HATCH 1121, an exhilarating exhibition space that has undergone a stunning transformation in the heart of Lake Worth’s vibrant Art’s Overlay District. Nestled at the epicenter where the FEC railroad tracks meet Lucerne Avenue, this newly renovated gem is operated by the esteemed LULA Lake Worth Arts. Prepare to be captivated by the awe-inspiring mural adorning its walls, aptly named “the Great Wall of Artists.” Serving as a dynamic hub, HATCH 1121 unites the community through a tapestry of culture and the arts. This extraordinary venue owes its remarkable revival to a prestigious cultural facilities grant bestowed by the illustrious State of Florida’s Department of Cultural Affairs. Get ready to be blown away by HATCH 1121, where creativity knows no bounds!

 

 

 

 

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

 

ArtsFest 2024 Returns To Downtown Stuart Saturday, February 10 And Sunday, February 11 With Art, Craft, Family Activities, CHOPPED, Live Theater, A Poetry Slam And More

ArtsFest 2024 returns on Saturday, February 10 and Sunday, February 11, 2024 at Memorial Park in Downtown Stuart. This Martin Arts event features a variety of visual artists, musicians, singers, CHOPPED Competition, live theatrical presentations  and a poetry slam.  Tickets at the gate are $5 for adults; students 18 and under free.  Volunteers are needed, so sign up and enjoy special perks! The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 

MartinArts.org or call 772-287-6676

ArtsFest is traveling back to its traditional location: 

Memorial Park and along East Ocean Boulevard  

HOURS:  10 am – 5 pm  Both Days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Named one of the area’s Top 20 Events by the Southeast Tourism Society!

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t miss this ever-evolving event!

 

 

 

“We always aim to surprise and delight guests who attend Artsfest, and this year will be no different,” said Nancy Turrell, CEO of MartinArts Foundation. “ArtsFest is truly an extension of the expansive arts community we have on the Treasure Coast, and we love this opportunity to highlight their accomplishments.”

 

 

FIND    A    TURTLE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The beloved pre-ArtsFest scavenger hunt for glass turtles, made by Dot Galfond and included as a part of the Office of Tourism’s “Arts & Culture Trail” may get you a free entry or a VIP package

 

 

ArtsFest’s favorite CHOPPED takes place during the day on Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

Watch talented students and professional artists create outstanding chalk art that is a part of a grant from the State of Florida, Division of Arts & Culture to bring new art educational experiences to middle school students, which expands MartinArts programming into this vital age range. Schools and community groups will compete for awards for works that will being created on Saturday morning and judged on Sunday afternoon.

 

 

 

 

Sunday will feature “Art Speaks,” in which a dozen-plus in-person competitors will be vying for the best-spoken word poetry award. Judges will be selected from the audience. Spoken word poet Stella B will organize the day’s activities and liven up the day. Registration is filled, but a wait list is being maintained.

 

 

What is a poetry slam?

 

 

Think of a slam as a live poetry competition. Like an open mic, people perform their work to an audience. However, in a slam, there is a competitive element – invited judges (usually people who are not used to seeing a slam) score readers on how well a poem is written and delivered, with the top scorers going through to the next round.  In this slam, there will be three rounds: the first round is open to all poets (12-15). However, in the second round, 8 people get through (the top 8 scorers as determined by the judges), and 4 through to the third and final round. Each read a new poem each round to determine who will be Slam Champion!

 

 

 

 

Volunteers are the only way ArtsFest happens each and every year. The team planning the event is driven by volunteers. During the weekend, more than 100 people serve in roles that would have salaries of tens of thousands of dollars. Simply put, ArtsFest wouldn’t happen without volunteers. Find out what jobs and time slots are available at ArtsFestStuart.org and sign up today.

 

 

 

 

MartinArts is the designated local arts agency for Martin County. MartinArts provides services to visual and performing artists, arts organizations, students and the public while striving to instill a passion for and participation in the arts.

 

For more information: 

772-287-6676   or visit   www.martinarts.org.

 

MartinArts is sponsored in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Stuart, Martin County Board of County Commissioners as well as corporate and private contributions.

 

 

 

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

You Can Be The Art As The Peach In West Palm Beach Presents “Fresh Soul Art Walk ( & White Party)” Featuring Music, Live Art ( Have Your White Clothes Painted), Vendors, Activities, Food And Beverages. Start 2024 With A New And Artistic Soul

The Peach Art Collective in West Palm Beach,FL presents “Fresh Soul Art Walk (& White Party)”  on Saturday, January 6.  The event will feature the Jade Collective Music Showcase with multiple musicians and performers, DJ Darren Simonson, vendors, live art, gallery shows, activities, food and drink and 6 open art studios.  This event presents a rare opportunity to be “turned into art”. Wear (or bring) white clothes and Peach resident artists will paint on you.  All attendees are welcome to participate and artistic services will be available on a first come first serve basis. Musicians, performers and resident artist will all be part of the fun. This is a free event as part of The Peach’s monthly (first Saturdays) Art Walk programming.  The Rickie Report shares the details!  Welcome 2024 – DO something artistic!

 

 

 

 

 

         

The Peach Art Collective

3950 Georgia Ave. West Palm Beach, Fl. 33405

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Peach’s monthly (first Saturdays) Art Walk 

Saturday,  January 6 2024

5 – 10 pm

FREE

 

 

 

 

 

Manager and Resident Artist, Craig McInnis tells The Rickie Report, ” This event will feature the Jade Collective Music Showcase with multiple musicians and performers, DJ Darren Simonson, vendors, live art, gallery shows, activities, food and drink and 6 open art studios. It presents a rare opportunity to be “turned into art”. Wear (or bring) white clothes and Peach resident artists will paint on you.  All attendees are welcome to participate and artistic services will be available on a first come first serve basis. Musicians, performers and resident artist will all be part of the fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Peach is an art collective comprised of six separate art studios  boasting an array of creative mediums including, painting, illustration, screen printing, video effects, filmmaking, 3D printing and design. The collective hosts a myriad of different events, classes, workshops and activations.

 

 

 

 

 

“The Peach is a cultural hub and we enjoy bringing people together to experience all of the different creative practices that are part of our art walks, educational programming and special events” says Manager and resident artist Craig McInnis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Peach, if you’ve been…you know.” Craig McInnis 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is an on-site restaurant as well, “El Segundo” with a spectacular menu. Brought to you by Subculture Group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Modern Edge Frameworks Grand Opening In Tradition Village Center On Saturday, December 9th Special Discount On Framing Orders, Free Art Raffle, Refreshments And An Array Of Frames That Will Boggle Your Imagination

Modern Edge Frameworks has recently opened in Tradition Village Center, next to Publix and everyone is invited to the Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, December 9, 2023!   With a 23 year history of custom framing for residential and commercial clientele in Stuart, FL, a second location is now open in Port St. Lucie. Stop by for refreshments, a 10% discount on your next framing project and free raffle drawings. You’ll be enchanted by the options that await you! Duncan Hurd and his staff dispel the notion that choosing frames is too difficult because they make it fun!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks and the back-story.

 

 

 

 

Tradition Village Center

10370 SW Village Center Drive    Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

772.236.3690

tradition@modernedgeframeworks.com

Hours:  Monday – Saturday   10am – 5pm

www.modernedgeframeworks.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us during this special day of celebration.

 

Discover framing as it should be. 

 

10% Off your next frame project to every visitor

 

Artwork Raffle (free) 

 

Light refreshments

 

 

For over 23 years, Modern Edge Frameworks has been providing custom picture framing for both residential and commercial clientele in Stuart, and we’re thrilled to have opened a second location in Port St. Lucie. We are known for our friendly service and quality craftsmanship. We love framing and it shows!

 

 

 

 

 

With literally thousands of options to choose from, custom framing can be hard. At Modern Edge Frameworks we make it easy … and fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whether it’s your first time framing or you’re an old hand, we’ll help you find something that meets your budget and that you can’t wait to put on your wall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact:  pam@modernedgeframeworks.com

 

 

We also offer a selection of art-inspired gifts, as well as provide delivery and installation service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Back-Story

 

In 2000, Ronnie and Barbara Hedgepeth opened a small frame shop in Jensen Beach, Florida.  Childhood sweethearts, Ronnie had been the southeast regional manager of the frame business at Ben Franklin stores for many years. They named their store Friendly Framers. Ronnie and Barbara welcomed one and all with their southern charm and folksy ways, making friends of each of their customers.

As the years passed the business grew and moved into a much larger space in the Cedar Pointe Plaza on Ocean Boulevard in Stuart, where they flourished. Upon Ronnie’s death in 2019, Barbara vowed to keep the family business going. Three years later, when she called us, owners of The Gilt Complex in downtown Stuart, and asked if we would take over the business. She announced she was retiring to live with her son in the mountains of North Carolina.

For us, it was an easy decision to make. When we purchased The Gilt Complex, a custom framing and art restoration business, one of the first things we did was to stop by and introduce ourselves to Ronnie and Barbara. They couldn’t have been nicer. Instead of thinking of us as competitors, they welcomed us as colleagues – another friend. Over the years we worked together. They would refer projects to us and we to them – whenever one of us felt the other was better equipped to handle a particular situation. So, of course, when Barbara asked, we leapt at the opportunity..

That was in the summer of 2022. We remodeled the showroom, which even Barbara would tell you needed a refresh. We gave it a more modern look, with white walls, gray floors, and black display cases. We even added a computerized sales system. In a very short time our business has grown, to the point we are now adding a second showroom in Tradition. We still believe in the things Ronnie and Barbara believed in – a wide selection of high-quality frames and framing accessories, a strong devotion to the craft of framing, and an unwavering dedication to service with a smile.

With the remodeling of the showroom and a new store in Tradition, we decided that a complete rebranding was in order. Thus, Modern Edge Frameworks was born. We work closely with The Gilt Complex, who provides all our delivery and installation services. And we continue to build upon Ronnie and Barbara’s legacy, making friends with everyone who enters our showroom.  

~Duncan Hurd

 

 

 

Tradition Village Center
10370 SW Village Center Drive    Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

772.236.3690

tradition@modernedgeframeworks.com

Hours:  Monday – Saturday   10am – 5pm

www.modernedgeframeworks.com

Call Duncan Hurd at 772-486-4880  or  Email:    duncan@modernedgeframeworks.com

 

 

 

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

 Celebrate Israel’s 75th Birthday on Sunday, October 15, 2023 With Food, Art, Crafts At South County Civic Center In Delray Beach, FL Presented By Hadassah FL Atlantic Region

The Ultimate 75th Birthday Israel Fair, hosted by the Hadassah Florida Atlantic Region, is on Sunday, October 15, 2023 at the South County Civic Center in Delray Beach, FL.  Children will enjoy the Kids Get Crafty Zone and listen to Storytellers. Shop in an Israel-inspired Marketplace with vendors offering jewelry, Judaica, cosmetics, children’s gifts and much more. Enjoy food, musical performances, participate in a Pick-A-Prize Auction filled with a stunning array of over 40+ prizes and learn about the wonders of Hadassah. Admission is free and so is the fun for all ages!  The Rickie Report shares the details and just a few sneak peeks from some of the vendors. (As of publication time, there are over 15 vendors, with more being added daily). Just added: Gift of Life Marrow Registry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, October 15, 2023

11:00 am – 2:30 pm

South County Civic Center

16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, FL

 

 

 

Admission is free and so is the fun for all ages!

 

 

AVOID   WAITING   IN   LINE –

REGISTER   IN   ADVANCE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children will enjoy our Kids Get Crafty Zone creating age-appropriate crafts and listening to Storytellers. Come and shop in our Israel-inspired Marketplace with vendors offering jewelry, Judaica, cosmetics, children’s gifts and much more. Eat lunch. Sing, dance or simply listen to engaging Cantorial performances and the musical entertainment of the Boynton Uke Society. Participate in an exciting Pick-A-Prize Auction filled with a stunning array of prizes and of course, learn about the wonders of Hadassah.

SPECIAL ITEMS :

Framed art piece with gold embossing “Jerusalem in the Sky” by Bracha Lavee via private donation

 

 

 

 

Batya Erdstein Ceramic Vase with Painted Flowers.

 

 

 

Soap flower basket was created by Janet Baum of Hopey Soapey, hopeygoapy.com

 

 

 

 

Vendors ( as of publication time)

Accessories in Support of Hadassah – Judy Price

Beyond the Wrist – Beaded Tableware – Andrea Michaels

Bonnie’s Best Bites – Made-From-Scratch Baked Goods – Bonnie Brown – bonniesbestbites.com

Israel Travel – Vicki Levine

Mah Jongg Lady – Mah Jongg Accessories & Gift Items – Eileen Bachrad

Rami Israeli Jewelry – 925 Silver Jewelry from Israel – Sandy & Rami Kattan, Boynton Beach, FL

Razzle Dazzel Bags – Karleen Razzo

Ronnacard – Handcrafted Notecards & Handpainted Home Accessories – Ronna Factor –ronnacard@bellsouth.net

Samson Jewelry – Custom Judaic Jewelry – Robert Samson – Samsonjewelry.com

Something Special Gifts – Stationary & Napkins – Linda Kohler

Tal Cosmetics – Tl Bavli-Weissman, Make-up Mineral Specialist – talcosmetics.com

Temple Torat Emet Gift Shop – Barry Adesnik, Gift Shop Co-Chair

Vivi Accessories – Kimono & Scarves – Vicki Levinevivijewelry1@gmail.com

Art by Nicole – Nikolett Vardi – artbynikole.com

Gift of Life Marrow Registry – Gift of Life Swag Bag with backpack, swell bottle & other items –giftoflife.org

We also expect that JNS – Jewish News Syndicate will be a vendor.

Other vendors are food trucks – YUM.

 

 

“A Well of Living Waters” Israeli ceramic cup.

 

Pick-a-Prize Auction gift donations – non vendors also include:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two Agate Stone Necklace – private donation – purchased at Bellarri Boutiques at Sea

 

 

 

Dawn Bacchus – Fashions – checkoutdawnbacchus.com,

Cheryl Weiner Interiors – Cheryl Weinger – Interior Design

“Jerusalem in the Sky” framed art work by Bracha Lavee – private donation

Elie’s Fine Jewelry, Unique Gifts & Judaica – Gift Certificate – Boca Raton

Canyon Jewelers – Prayer for the Home Hebrew Plaque – Canyon Jewelers at Canyon Town Center –canyonjewelers.com

LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics – environmentally sustainable – no preservatives – Self-Care Kit – Lush in the Mall at Wellington Green

POSH Design Studio – gift card – The Delray Marketplaceposhdesignstudio.net

Temple Anshei Shalom Sisterhood Gift Shop – Mezuzah

 

 

AVOID   WAITING   IN   LINE –

REGISTER   IN   ADVANCE:

 

 

 

 

The Hadassah Florida Atlantic Region is home to 48 chapters and 22,000 members in Palm Beach, Martin & St. Lucie Counties and is part of Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (HWZOA). HWZOA is the largest Jewish women’s organization in the United States. With nearly 300,000 members, Associates and supporters, Hadassah brings women together to effect change and advocate on such critical issues as ensuring the security of Israel, combating antisemitism and promoting women’s health. Through the Hadassah Medical Organization’s (HMO) two hospitals in Jerusalem, Hadassah delivers exemplary patient care to over a million people every year and supports world-renowned medical research. HMO serves without regard to race, religion or nationality.

 

 

For questions about the Israel Fair, email: floridaatlanticregion@gmail.com

To learn more about Hadassah, visit our website: www.hadassah.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Vero Beach Art Club Opens Call For Artists, Vendors, Food Vendors For Prestigious Pointe West Country Club Public Event On Saturday, October 7 And Sunday, October 8, 2023

The Vero Beach Art Club, bringing us Top-Rated shows by Sunshine Magazine: Under the Oaks (8th in the nation) & Art by the Sea (48th) as well as Art in the Park on various Sundays at Humiston Park, and Art-Trail, and a 2-day studio tour… Introduces a NEW opportunity for artists:  The 2-day “On Location” Fine Arts Show at the prestigious Pointe West Country Club, Heritage Pavilion, Sat 10/7 & Sun 10/8, 2023. This show will include over 50 artist tents laid out in a circular formation with no dead ends, artist demonstrations, music, food vendors, and a classic car show by one of our sponsors, Motor City Classic Cars. The DEADLINE to apply is: Friday, September 15, 2023.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to apply to this show! ART LOVERS – MARK your calendars! This event is open to NON-members of VBAC!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, October 7, 2023

10 am – 5 pm

 &

Sunday, October 8, 2023

10 am – 4 pm

 

 

Pointe West Country Club, Heritage Pavilion

1550 76th Dr.    Vero Beach FL

 

 

 

 

 

A   Brand  New   Show

for   Members   &   Non-Members

of   the   VBAC

APPLY    HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DETAILS:

Tent Exhibiting Artist:
VBAC Members: $75  
Non-Members: $175

Table Demonstrator: $75

How to Apply: 

Applications are $25/medium, you do need a separate application for each medium.

You may exhibit up to 2 mediums per tent.

Option 1: Artists supply the 10×10 white tent, 5 ft in between tents. (Please see exhibiting artist application)

Option 2: We have about 6-8 “Artist Demonstrator” spaces, they will be set up in a large tent supplied by the VBAC and given a one -8ft table to display work.

During set time throughout the show, they will be chosen to “Demonstrate” their style, technique, and procedure with expected small audiences.

Artists need to be present throughout the day and be responsible to sell their own work.

Both exhibiting artists are responsible to handle their own sales and pay FL sales tax.

Option 2 is very limited and a separate application. (Please see demonstration application)

 

 

This show is filling up fast, the deadline to enter is September 15, 2023!

Once Approved: 

You will be informed of approval soon after 9/15/2023 and required to pay the additional tent/display fees based on your type of participation within 5 business days.

 

For more information:

 

https://www.verobeachartclub.org/applications

Home Page: https://www.verobeachartclub.org/

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

 

 

 

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

39th ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival Applications Are Open To Seasoned And Emerging Artists For February 17 – 18, 2024 Event

The 39th ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival presented by Hanley Foundation, scheduled for February 17- 18, 2024, is currently accepting artist applications!  Artists can apply for jury selection in 12 fine art categories including Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing and Printmaking, Fiber (Wearable and Non-Wearable), Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Wood.  One of the nation’s top art festivals, ArtiGras, in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, attracts tens of thousands of art lovers and collectors. Produced by the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, showcases seasoned and emerging artists, offering a special opportunity to artists who have not been in a professional show before.  The Rickie Report shares tend details and urges you to apply!

 

 

 

 

 

February 17 – 18, 2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Along with more than 250 onsite artists, the 39th edition of ArtiGras will feature interactive art exhibits, children’s activities, live music, and a youth art competition among food and art demonstrations.

 

For more information visit www.artigras.org

 

 

Ceramics

Digital Art

Drawing and Printmaking

Fiber (Wearable and Non-Wearable)

Glass

Jewelry

Mixed Media

Painting

Photography

Sculpture

Wood

 

 

Deadline Wednesday, September 27, 2023

 

 

AWARDS 

Best of Show: $3,000

First Place (one in each category): $1000

Total: $15,000.00

 

 

 

ArtiGras offers the “Emerging Artist” category for local artists.

This program offers selected developing artists mentoring services, professional booth photos and complimentary tent rental. Qualifications include artists who have never exhibited in a show and reside in South Florida. Emerging Artist applicants should proceed in the same manner as professional artists and submit their artwork online throughzapplication.org.

 

For more information:

 

Email artists@artigras.org

Call (561) 748-3942

Visit www.artigras.org

 

 

 

 

About Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce:

The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest and most active business organizations in Southeast Florida. Serving businesses in the ten (10) municipalities that make up Palm Beach North, the Chamber fosters a partnership of private, public, educational and civic organizations working together to ensure Palm Beach North is Florida’s “Prosperity Coast”. The Chamber’s four strategic imperatives are: A Prosperous Economy, High Quality of Life for all residents, a Smart and Connected Region, and Regional Leadership. For more information:  pbnchamber.com.

 

 

 

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

Armory Art Center’s 7th Annual Holiday Arts Festival December 1 – 3, 2023 Is Accepting Applications Of Artists, Artisans, Crafters, Vendors, Food Trucks And Sponsors. Deadline To Apply Is August 31, 2023

The Armory Art Center‘s 7th Annual Holiday Arts Festival, scheduled for December 1- 3, 2023, has opened its CALL to ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, VENDORS, FOOD TRUCKS, and SPONSORS. For one evening and two days, browse the artisan booths for your holiday shopping, listen to live musicians, watch talented artists give demos, and the kids can enjoy special activities.  Admission to the event is FREE.  The Rickie Report shares the details for interested individuals and groups to apply now!  DEADLINE to apply: August 31, 2023.

 

 

 

 

Armory Art Center Campus
811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

 

Preview

Friday,  December 1, 2023

 

  4:30 – 6:30 pm

 

 

Saturday  &   Sunday

December  2 – 3, 2023

 

10 am  to  5 pm

 

 

 

 

This festival features enjoyable outdoor experiences for all ages. For one evening and two days, you can shop for artwork, including paintings, ceramics, jewelry, and more. Browse the many artisan booths for your holiday shopping while listening to live music performed by different musicians each day. Watch talented artists give live demonstrations, enjoy kids’ activities, and celebrate the season. Bring your family, and friends to the Holiday Arts Festival. The Armory Art Center is on the south end of Howard Park within walking distance of The Square in West Palm Beach. The festival takes place on the Armory’s historic campus. Plenty of parking will be available and admission is FREE.

 

 

 

IMPORTANT  DEADLINES

Application Deadline: August 31
Jurying: Sept 1-15
Jury Notifications:  September 22
Notifications will be emailed approximately 3 weeks after Zapplication online application is completed.
Accept Invitation & Purchase Deadline: October 27

 

 

Exhibitor   Application:

https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=11490

 

FEES:

APPLICATION FEE (non-refundable): $35
BOOTH FEE: $200  (Double spaces are considered; $400)
BALANCES/PAYMENTS:  We accept these credit cards: Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express.
*Late fee of $40 incurred after October 27 or forfeited participation

 

 

2D ARTWORK:

 

Drawing includes original two-dimensional work with graphite, charcoal, chalk, pastels, wax crayon, inks, and washes.
Photography includes signed prints created by the artist from his/her own original negative or digital files that have been processed by that artist or under his/her direct supervision.
Printmaking includes prints created by the artist using plates, stones, or screens that have been signed and numbered.
Painting includes original, two-dimensional work with oils, acrylics, watercolor, egg tempura, etc.
Mixed Media includes collages and handmade paper, and must incorporate more than one type of material.

3D ARTWORK:

 

Sculptor artists need to apply as a maker with original work. Sculpture can be created by carving, forming, and modifying clay, wax, marble, or other pliable materials.
Jewelry artists need to apply as a designer, a maker, or a designer and maker with conceptually original and compositionally interesting work. Assembled commercial items will not be accepted. Jewelry can be made from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic, or other materials.
Ceramics include originally shaped and fired clay (including earthenware, porcelain, stoneware, and terracotta).
Fiber includes original work created from fibers/fabric or leather including batik, basketry, weaving, and quilt-making. No factory-produced items are permitted.
Furniture includes original work in any functional material as a piece of furniture.
Glass includes original work created in glass by the artist including blown glass, fused glass, or stained glass.
Metal includes original work created by the artist without the use of a production studio.
Wood includes original hand-tooled, machine-worked, built-up, turned, or carved work in wood.

 

Entertainment  Application:

https://armoryart.org/art-center-programs/holiday-arts-festival/entertainment-application/

 

 

 

Food Truck Vendor Application:

https://armoryart.org/art-center-programs/holiday-arts-festival/food-truck/

 

 

 

Festival Sponsorship Application:

https://armoryart.org/art-center-programs/holiday-arts-festival/festival-sponsorship-application/

 

 

 

 

About the Armory Art Center:

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber & textiles, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

For information, visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832.1776

The Armory Art Center is located at 811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

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Delray Beach Development Authority (DDA)Announces Immersive Exhibit “The World Of Water” At Cornell Art Museum. Open Now Through Sunday, June 25, 2023. Admission Is Free

The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) announces a new immersive exhibition at the Cornell Art Museum.The World of WATER” features 20 South Florida artists with 40 pieces of artwork and explores an artistic interpretation of mankind’s connection to water, touching on the environment, conservation and sustainability. The Exhibit is OPEN NOW through Sunday, June 25, 2023 and admission is Free.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cornell Art Museum

51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444

561-654-2220

 

 

Free Admission

On view NOW –  Sunday, June 25, 2023

 

 

“Bent Pipe Obstruction”by KX2 (Dana Kleinman and Ruth Avra)

 

 

 

 

This special immersive exhibition was curated by the DDA’s Cultural Arts Director, Marusca Gatto, in collaboration with Debby Coles-Dobay of Art Moves PB.

 

 

 

“Red” by Alicja Kabat

 

 

 

 

M E E T      T H E       A R T I S T S:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Besides “The World of WATER,” the Cornell Art Museum showcases the Surfing Florida Exhibition (through June 25, 2023), which highlights all of Florida’s rich surfing history through rare archive photographs, historic surfboards and curated local artwork.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Chesapeake Blue 2018” Hot blown glass and metal by Eli Cecil

 

 

 

A total of 40 pieces featuring textural elements in mixed media sculpture, installations, glass, digital and film photography, oil and watercolor paintings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Time for Reflection” by Andre Lopez Bermudez 

Sound Design by Fort Lauderdale’s Multidisciplinary artist Dave Rosenthal, founder of Desire Media Productions, invites guests to linger and hear the sound of water in an immersive experience.

 

 

https://downtowndelraybeach.com/listings/cornell-art-museum

About Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA)

The DDA team is responsible for curating exhibitions, programs and events for the Cornell Art Museum and all other Old School Square campus facilities.  The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was established in 1971 with a mission to grow, strengthen, and enhance the economic vitality of Downtown Delray Beach. As an autonomous agency of the City, the Delray Beach DDA advocates, facilitates, plans, and executes business development, fosters business relations, helps with the planning of public and private projects, and markets the downtown district. The DDA is located at 350 SE 1st Street, Delray Beach, FL.

Learn more at https://downtowndelraybeach.com/

Follow updates on social media:

@DowntownDelray and @DelrayOldSchoolSquare

Cornell Art Museum: 561-654-2220

The DDA can be reached:  561-243-1077

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Features Renowned Photographer, Barry Seidman At April 12 Meeting Plus Two Art Exhibits With One Reception On April 18 Public Invited To All Events

The Wellington Art Society will feature a presentation by renowned photographer Barry Seidman on Wednesday, April 12, 2023.  The meeting and presentation will take place at the Wellington Community Center. The event includes a meet and greet, a member spotlight, a brief meeting and Barry’s presentation, “From There to Here” in which he will discuss his life’s work and the transition from commercial to fine art photography. In addition, mark your calendars for a double art exhibit “ Variations” and “Vivid ”. Open now at the Wellington Village Hall and at the Wellington Community Center, there will be a Public Reception on Tuesday, April 18, 2023.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. The public is welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  April 12, 2023

 

5:30 pm

 

 

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

 

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

PRESENTING:

 

 

 

 

B A R R Y        S E I D M A N

 

 

 

 

Open to members and non-members

 

 

 

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

 

 COVID-19 protocols will be observed. 

 

 

 

Originally from New York, Barry Seidman is a renowned member of the international photographic community. He was educated at Pratt Institute in New York and has established himself as one of the top advertising print media photographers in the country. He specialized in still-life photography and worked for top major brands in the world, eventually expanding his work to include celebrity photography and directing television commercials.

 

 

“Calla Lilies” by Barry Seidman

 

 

 

 

He has contributed to numerous award-winning national and local advertising campaigns. Recognition for his work includes every possible industry award including Clios, Tellys, Addys and the Art Directors Club Award.

 

 

“Tomatoes” by Barry Seidman

 

 

After a distinguished career in advertising, Seidman started to devote more of his time to fine art photography, using his vast techniques and knowledge of lighting and design as a foundation. This led to various solo and group exhibitions, all while still connected to the advertising business. 

 

 

“Tulip” by Barry Seidman

 

 

 

 

Seventeen years ago, Seidman, and long-time business partner and wife, Mary Ann Kurasz, relocated to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida where he built a studio to focus on his fine art work. He also maintains a studio presence in New York where he continues to shoot for advertising clients. Seidman has exhibited in solo, and group shows both in New York City and Florida. In 2012, Seidman published a photobiography titled New Eyes, a spectacular collection of his fine-art photography. Beginning in April, his work will be on display at the Palm Beach International Airport at their “Journeys” exhibition. His work is held in many public and private collections worldwide.

To learn more about Barry Seidman, visit: https://barry2130.wixsite.com/seidman-2.

 

 

 

Wellington   Art   Society

 

 

Announces   New   Exhibitions

 

 

 

 

 

Free and open to the public weekdays  8 am  to 5  pm

                      

See,  Learn,  Share , Engage  and  Be  Inspired! 

         Invite  family,  friends,  and  patrons  –   Share  the  Invitation

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC      RECEPTION 

 

TUESDAY, April 18, 2023

 

 

 

 5 – 7 pm

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) is thrilled to announce their new municipal art exhibitions, “Variations” ( now through July 18, 2023 at the Wellington Village Hall located at 12300 Forest Hill Blvd in Wellington) and “Vivid” (now through May 16 at the Wellington Community Center at 12150 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington). 

 

MEET    THE    ARTISTS

Hartley Barnes                                 

Betty Brodie                                                

David Ciofalo                                      

Ayesha DeLorenzo                      

Kim Di Giacomo                                   

Faye Ford                                           

Jay Harmon                                               

Carol Krenkel                                        

Laura Jaffe                       

Lou Ann LaBohn

Nancy Lee

Maureen May

Rose Gong Monier

Susan Mosely

Charles Moses

Ana Noble

Susan Oakes

Leslie Pfeiffer

Monica Postell

Marion Roberts

Debra Rosen

Lois Spatz

Carl Stoveland

Cindi Taylor

Raymonde Talleyrand

Tammy Wolfson

 

 

All artwork in the exhibition is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs. To arrange the purchase of artwork hanging in the exhibition, please email presidentofwas@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

For more information about the featured artists and the exhibition, please visit the Wellington Art Society’s website at www.wellingtonartsociety.org.

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 41st 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

 

 

 

 

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