Fort Pierce Art Club Opens Call For Miniature Artworks And Announces Public Auction To Benefit Local High Schools And The Club’s Scholarship Program At Indian River State College

The Fort Pierce Art Club shares a Call to Artists for “Magnificent Miniature Masterpieces” (DEADLINE: Saturday, December 5).  ALL ARTISTS are encouraged to take part! Students from these high schools: Central, Lincoln Park Academy, and Westwood will be involved.  Each school will receive a $500 check. The 2022 Silent Auction is Wednesday, December 14 thru Friday, December 16 in the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Vault. The event concludes on Sunday, December 18, with the winning artists and student artists being awarded cash prizes in Harmony Music Lounge’s Mermaid Gallery.  ART LOVERS: Mark your calendars now – you won’t want to miss the FUN! Fort Pierce and St. Lucie County are a hub for art! All proceeds from the event go to local schools and to the Club’s Scholarship Program at Indian River State College.  Get your mini canvas and easel NOW! The Rickie Report shares the details in this article.












DEADLINE:   December 5, 2022




Silent   Auction

December 14 – 16, 2022

St Lucie County Cultural Alliance Vault

111 Orange Avenue    Fort Pierce, FL





Final   Gala

Sunday, December 18

3  to 5 PM

Harmony Music Lounge’s Mermaid Gallery

116 Avenue A, Fort Pierce, FL




The Fort Pierce Art Club’s calls on all artists to participate in this worthy cause with cash prizes for the 2022 Magnificent Miniature Masterpieces.

Artists may pick up entry forms which include a 3”x3” canvas and easel to enter at several locations and events.  Entry fee is $10.  Entries with canvas and easel may be mailed to participants from the website for an additional $10 for priority mail.  The completed art submission deadline is December 5, 2022.   


The 2022 silent auction starts on Wednesday, December 14 through Friday, December 16 in the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Vault located at 111 Orange Avenue, Fort Pierce from 11 AM to 4 PM and during ArtWalk from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.


The event concludes on Sunday, December 18, with the winning artists and student artists being awarded cash prizes from 3 PM to 5 PM in Harmony Music Lounge’s gallery located at 116 Avenue A, Fort Pierce.   


This year’s the club is sponsoring participants 90 students from the following high schools:  Central High, Lincoln Park Academy, and Westwood in the student category.  Each school will be presented with a $500 check at the December 18 celebration for their arts programs.


All proceeds from the event go to the art programs for supplies in local schools and scholarships for students at Indian River State College.  The Fort Pierce Art Club, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) and donations to the club are tax deductible in accordance with the tax laws.






For questions about events, calls to artists, upcoming workshops, or how to become a member of this arts organization:

Call:  772-579-1529 (Jeanne Johansen)

Facebook @fortpierceartclub 


Contact:  Jeanne Johansen, 772-579-1529,





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Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show At South Florida Fairgrounds Has Something For Everyone November 19th and 20th. Rickie Report Readers Get Discount Coupon

The 55th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show takes place November 19th and 20th 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 fees, which may be duplicated as often as you like.





Expo Center East

South Florida Fairgrounds

9067 Southern Blvd.,        West Palm Beach, FL 33411





(All Photography courtesy of Amelia Homan)



Saturday, November 19, 2022

 9 am – 6 pm


Sunday, November 20, 2022

 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:












Over 75 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.









The show offers a wide range of educational activities and exhibits. Visit the demonstration area where society members will be showcasing skills learned in club classes. Demonstrations will include faceting, cabochon making, chain making, and bead stringing just to name a few. Hourly door prizes awarded both days and a show Grand Prize Drawing and several other drawings will be held. We have also invited several local education based clubs to display at our show, as well as the Palm Beach Museum of Natural History. We will also have speakers.







Decorative Items For the Home and Office


Hourly Door Prizes

Guest Speakers

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.



Chairman, Barbara Ringhiser said: “I’ve been affiliated with this show since 2004. This year we were thrilled to have 2,848 people attend the two-day exhibit. Vendors were extremely happy, and the Mine did better than ever. Our Society also donates the proceeds from the Scholarship Fund Raffle to the American Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies scholarship foundation who awards 12- $4,000 scholarships every year to geophysical science graduate students at the masters and PhD level. The federation is divided into six regions and each region awards two scholarships per year.”



The Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches Society holds monthly meetings on the third Thursday of the month (except for December) at the Multi-Purpose Center across from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach, Fl. 33405. Meetings begin at 7:00 pm with a variety of interesting programs, opportunity for members to “show and tell”, birthstone challenge with prizes, silent auction and member selling opportunities.



The Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches is part of a national hierarchy of mineralogical societies, including neighbor clubs, Florida Gold Coast Gem and Mineral Society (Broward County), St. Lucie County Rock and Gem Club; Treasure Coast Rock and Gem Society (Indian River County), and Miami Mineralogical and Lapidary Guild (


 Visit our website for more details:


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St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Kicks Off Season In A Big Way With “The Vault” Grand Opening Friday, November 18 In Fort Pierce

The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance invites the public to attend The Vault’s Grand Opening at the November Art Walk Friday, November 18. Enjoy wine and locally catered food. The Alliance’s Literary Guild will be on hand for a meet-and-greet with book signings in addition to live painting. A special Drum Circle led by Kevin Beatkeeper takes place in the parking lot.  Stubborn Bastards Band will add to the entertainment. The Rickie Report shares the details with links to sign up for the Drum Circle and RSVP for the Grand Opening.  Admission is Free- but PLEASE RSVP.





111 Orange Ave. in Downtown Fort Pierce, FL






Friday, November 18, 2022

5 – 8 pm

Free admission and parking











Downtown Fort Pierce’s historical buildings have gone through multiple transitions over the years. A recent metamorphosis has taken place at 111 Orange Avenue. Formerly the Sun Bank building, it is now divided into several sections with offices and galleries upstairs, and until recently, the home of St. Lucie Cultural Alliance.


This summer, the Alliance headed to the basement. “We’re calling the entire space The Vault,” curator Terry Long says. “There’s an actual bank vault there. It’s the coolest thing ever – a fun space.” Long has been curator for the last year and a half. “Fort Pierce, really all of St. Lucie County, is extremely rich with a variety of talented people in the arts, music, dance, theater.” 



Fort Pierce also has its own genre, art history-wise. “We have the Highwaymen,” Long explains, “and hundreds of plein air artists. I could go on and on. As more people become aware of St. Lucie Cultural Alliance, we’re constantly increasing membership.”  This led to the happy problem of becoming cramped upstairs. “We started in little offices inside the county administration building on Virginia Avenue,” Long says, “then moved downtown. But we’ve outgrown it.”


Over the years, artists have been housed in the building, including Art Mundo, a non-profit that focused on visual arts. For Rebecca Miller, chair of the board of directors for the Cultural Alliance, things have come full circle. “I was also chair of Art Mundo. We had a gallery, visiting artists, classes, and Art Walk. It was the pulse of Fort Pierce, the center of the gravitational pull for the art world.”


Without municipal support, however, the concept wasn’t sustainable. A vision to celebrate all art forms and culture was born, which St. Lucie Cultural Alliance fulfills with municipal and corporate partnerships, in addition to its members.  This summer and fall, work on The Vault was completed. Visitors enter through Lisa Jill Allison Gallery and Working Studio into the Cultural Alliance’s five rooms. Glass walls facing the walkway create a unified, welcoming feel. A boutique is planned for handcrafted jewelry, wearable art, and more.


Executive Director Alyona Ushe calls the rooms “galleries with desks. We didn’t want to waste space for administration, so each space has a desk. We’ll also use the rooms for classes.” Plans include belly dancing instruction, visual arts, professional development, and film screenings.  The expansive vault itself will house juried art shows, changed periodically and usually reflecting a theme. The acoustics promise to be an asset for live music and readings.


The financial aspect is also positive. “The cost per square foot is amazing,” Miller says, “which helps us be fiscally responsible. It’s not about being showy, but now we have four times the space.”  Community partnerships are an important component. “Rather than just hosting events,” Ushe says, “we want to collaborate more with others, supporting our members’ events, supplying public schools with master classes, and arranging music concerts with the Department of Parks and Recreation.”



About the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance:

The mission of the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is to better position the arts and cultural sector as a significant contributor to the vibrancy, and educational and economic well-being, of St. Lucie County.

SLCAlliance is sponsored in part by the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the St. Lucie Office of Tourism.

SLCA is located at 111 Orange Avenue, 3rd Floor, Fort Pierce, Fla. 34950  

To learn more, visit, or call 772.462.2783



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Dr. Sara Schesser Bartra’s Solo Exhibit “The Good, The Bad, And The Beautiful” Explores The Unseen World Of Microbes And Mixed Media At ArtServe In Fort Lauderdale Now Through December 30, 2022

Dr. Sara Schesser Bartra‘s Solo exhibit at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale,  “The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful” explores the world of art and microbes. She brings a combination of mixed media artwork and science to forge a deeper public understanding and awareness of science. This exhibit  is about the importance of the microbial world and its role in Nature and our everyday lives. Art helps us to better understand nature and the natural world. This exhibit does not pretend to illustrate the natural world but rather shows a representation of it – to instigate curiosity about it in the viewerIt is available NOW thru December 30, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and explores the world of microbes with you!



We live in a microbial world.


We are surrounded by microbes… they are in the air, soil, water, and in our bodies.


They are the smallest and most powerful organisms on our planet….

Essential for life.







We know very little about them, but can learn so much from them.



They are important for our health, for our lives and for all life in our planet.      

~Sara Schesser Bartra





Exhibit runs Now until December 30, 2022 at ArtServe 

 1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Hours:  Monday-Friday: 9 am – 5pm;  Saturday: 10 am – 5pm; Sunday: closed

ArtServe Phone: (954)-462-8190




Sara Schesser Bartra, Artist In Residence, ArtServe




South Florida based visual artist Sara Schesser Bartra considers herself a citizen of the world. Sara grew up and lived as an adult in many different countries in South America and Europe.  A self-taught artist who drew  inspiration since childhood from many family members, Sara is currently an Artist In Residence at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale.  





Sara Schesser Bartra, Artist In Residence, ArtServe




Sara’s art work is in private collections around the world. Her goal is to combine science and art to elucidate actual nature and social themes and to forge a deeper public understanding and awareness of science. Dr. Sara Schesser Bartra holds a PhD in Molecular Biology and Microbiology and often incorporates science and the microbial world in her creations. She believes that microbes are not only important but also beautiful and that it is essential to show their elegance and significance.






“Gone with the Wind”by Sara Schesser Bartra, Mixed Media Artist




Sara tells The Rickie Report, “We live in a microbial world. A micro-organism or microbe is a creature that is too small to be seen with the naked eye. Microbes play a fundamental role in life on earth.  They are the foundation upon all the other life rest. Microorganisms include fungi, algae and micro algae, bacteria, archaea and microscopic animals. They are unfathomable diverse and immeasurably abundant. The majority of microbes are beneficial (The Good), very few are the bad actors, they are called pathogens and they cause diseases to humans, animals and plants (The Bad) and finally so many of them seen under the microscope are absolutely attractive (The Beautiful).  Microbes have been on our planet from the beginning and throughout history… they enabled societies but also posed challenges to them”. 





“I Cannot Live Without You” by Sara Schesser Bartra, Mixed Media Artist




Sara explains, “This exhibit, “The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful” shows a body of work created in multiple mediums to represent the world that is unseen with a naked eye and emphasizes the role of the microscopic organisms in our lives. By doing so, I hope to instigate curiosity about it in the viewer. Each piece is a compilation of diverse characteristics and elements that helped create pieces that resembles microorganisms and their stories”.







“Group of Diatoms” by Sara Schesser Bartra, Mixed Media Artist



Sara’s work represents a variety of techniques, mediums and themes. She particularly enjoys mixed media because she can use all of her imagination and creativity utilizing materials that sometimes she buys but most times she finds and collects from the most unlikely sources. The combination of these techniques and materials produces interesting and compelling pieces of art. Her work exemplifies a highly personal approach and perspective. In her recent work she is combines her scientific background into her art. “Humans are visual creatures: we need to see in order to understand”. Her goal is to combine science and art to elucidate actual nature and social themes and to forge a deeper public understanding and awareness of science. Friendship and collaborations are part of Sara’s daily life. Accordingly, she founded and leads an art group of Swedish Women living in South Florida. She recently retired from The University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine where she worked as a scientist for 20 years, to dedicate herself completely to the arts. 




For more information about this exhibit:


1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

ArtServe Phone: (954)-462-8190




For more information and to see other artworks of Sara Schesser Bartra:


Instagram: @schesserbartrasara





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Wellington Art Society Presents Mixed Media Artist, Lynn Doyal At November 9 Meeting And Announces Upcoming Holiday Boutique Hosted By Garden Club and WAS On Wednesday, November 16

The Wellington Art Society will feature mixed media artist Lynn Doyal for their November 9, 2022 meeting. The meeting and presentation will take place at the Wellington Community Center. The meeting includes a meet and greet, a member spotlight, a brief meeting and Lynn’s presentation “An Artist’s Journey Discovering Public Art”. WAS and the Garden Club will offer a Special Shoppers Boutique on Wednesday, November 16. Check out the art, floral design, plans and creative gifts!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.






Public Is Invited To




Wellington Art Society Meeting


Wednesday,  November 9, 2022


5:30 pm


Wellington  Community  Center


12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL







      LYNN   DOYAL  

“An  Artist’s  Journey  Discovering  Public  Art”




Open to members and non-members



For more information contact: Laura Jaffe,


 COVID-19 protocols will be observed. 



Lynn Doyal blends contemporary design with a reverence for the techniques of the past.  She incorporates paint, hand stitching and beading, collage, and digital technology in her works to create vibrant, textural pieces.  Digital photographs of her artwork can then be transferred onto a variety of surfaces such as glass, metal, canvas, tile, or vinyl, allowing for expansive reproductions as public art pieces. 







She tells The Rickie Report, “My artwork … provides that ‘breath’ in the course of a person’s day which means a great deal to me.”  Her life-sized originals let the viewer marvel at the intricate detail of Doyal’s mixed media pieces, while her large-scale public art pieces are a captivating, surreal experience. 





In 1979, Doyal received her degree in Fine Art from the University of South Florida. After working in the corporate realm, she started her own company, Signature Chocolates, providing premiums and incentives for corporations, hotels and cruise lines. Since 2011, she has been exhibiting her art in festivals, shows, and galleries.





Over the past 6 years, Doyal’s interest in public art has motivated her to serve as an apprentice to a nationally recognized public artist, as well as volunteer in Palm Beach County Art in Public Places, to gain the perspectives of the many individuals and agencies that need to work in concert together to create, fabricate and install public artworks. She explains, “my overall approach to public art is to beautify and surprise.”  Doyal’s current projects include “Word Patterns” which explores the patterns in word search puzzles, and a Portrait Ministry, in which she creates portraits as a way to encourage and uplift others.



To learn more about Lynn Doyal and her works, visit her website at, or follow her on Instagram @MixedMediaBy Lynn, or Facebook @Lynn M Doyal.







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  






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Southern Handcraft Society Pineapple Grove Chapter Holds 29th Annual Juried Art & Craft Show At Old School Square November 17, 18, 19. Don’t Miss This Annual Shopping Experience

​The Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach, ​celebrates its ​29 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 ​and many are one-of-a-kind works of art.  Items for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas or for any occasion. Be amazed on  Thursday, November 17, Friday, November 18, and Saturday, November 19! ​Join 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:

29 Annual Juried Art and Craft Show

“An Olde Fashioned Holiday”

Thursday, November 17, 2022 – 10 am to 8 pm
Friday, November 18, 2022 – 9 am to 8 pm
Saturday, November 19, 2022 – 9 am to 2 pm







The Fieldhouse ( Formerly the Vintage Gymnasium)


Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33444





CDC Guidelines will be observed


Convenient Parking across the street​

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









The Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach, will hold its 29th Annual, juried art and craft show, An Olde Fashioned Holiday, at the Fieldhouse (formerly The Vintage Gymnasium), at Old School Square. This event is the most spectacular, longest running, indoor art and craft show in Delray Beach. We are back and bigger and better than ever!





Our local crafters and artists create one-of-a-kind works of art and crafts of distinction. Our gift and holiday items include: Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas….along with items that are appropriate for any occasion.




We have jewelry, cards, journals, shell art, glass art, hand painted and turned wood pieces, ornaments, purses, quilts, hand-knit hats, sweaters and blankets, local honey and so much more. Prepare to be incredibly amazed by all of our local talent. In fact, we have many new and spectacular items this year.





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





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Patty Narozny’s Hotworks™ Art Shows Continue To Help Artists After Hurricane Ian And Attract Art Lovers. Applications Are Still Open For Naples Fine Art Show November 12 & 13 And Sarasota November 19 & 20

In the wake of Hurricane Ian hundreds of cultural events in Southwest Florida were canceled… Hotworks™ show promoter Patty Narozny was aware that hundreds of artists had lost homes, studios, and opportunities to sell at shows. Her Hotworks™ events are some of the few to survive the storm. While forced to postpone one show in Ft Myers, Narozny worked with the management of Paradise Coast Park and Sports Complex in Naples to keep her November show dates and accommodate artists who were impacted by the storm.  Helping artists recover from storms isn’t new for Narozny who has provided exhibit grants for artists previously. The Naples Fine Art Show will be held at Paradise Coast Park and Sports Complex November 12-13.  The Hotworks™ Fine Art show at Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota, FL is near downtown Sarasota and Siesta Key November 19 & 20.  Admission is free to both events.  If you have been to a Hotworks™ show before, you know the quality of creative work is superb. If you have been an artist at a Hotworks™ show before, please contact Patty directly. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to apply, though deadlines have passed.  







Hotworks™ .       Your Art.        Our Passion.





“Buying art at this time helps restore our creative community and support the artists who make southwest Florida such a wonderful cultural destination for tourists and a great place to live.”  Patty Narozny








Paradise Coast Park & Sports Complex

3940 City Gate Blvd North   Naples, Florida (South)


10 am  –  5 pm   daily  

Free Admission





 Call Patty for space availability at   248.762.2462



Paradise Coast Park & Sports Complex Naples, FL is located just off east I-75 in the middle of Naples’s newest affluent neighborhoods with homes valued to $3 million and higher. This is a brand new and state-of-the-art venue with higher visibility, Friday move-in, more parking, new restrooms, and many more affluent neighbors with new homes! The complex hosts many upscale special and cultural events.




The Ian storm stories are numerous… In Englewood a local jewelry designer sheltered at home while his roof was ripped off and large trees fell through the living room ceiling.

Another artist sheltered in their RV while their home was destroyed.

Every Southwest Florida artist has been impacted in one way or another; some are sheltering family members, while others are helping neighbors with repairs.








5500 S Tamiami Trail   Sarasota, FL 34231





10 am  –  5 pm   daily  

Free Admission




 Call Patty for space availability at   248.762.2462





Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota, FL is near downtown Sarasota and Siesta Key, the venue has high visibility from US-41/Tamiami Trail. Each day the park welcomes thousands of tourists and affluent local residents for concerts, cultural events, music festivals, and a weekly farmers market. The picturesque setting with its expansive lawn, gazebo, and large parking area makes this the perfect location for our quality art shows. Phillippi Estate Park is very show-friendly with Friday move-in, real restrooms that are clean, and plenty of convenient parking for all – most artists can park directly behind or very close to his/her booths!





Show Producer Patty Narozny brings 30+ years of media & event experience, and holds a national, outstanding reputation for her integrity and for producing high-quality juried art shows. We know how to work with the media and promotion to bring a patron with money to spend on high end art.



For more details:

Patty Narozny, Executive Producer

PO Box 1425    Sarasota, FL 34230
Phone: 941-755-3088
Cell Phone: 248-762-2462

Like us at
Instagram @hotworksartshows




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Gallery 14 Celebrates 15 Years In Vero Beach Arts District With Exhibit Of Works By Melissa Mastrangelo And Horacio Lertora. Meet The Artists Friday, November 4.

Gallery 14 in Vero Beach kick offs the celebration of their 15th Anniversary season with an artistic partnership of husband and wife team Melissa Mastrangelo and Horacio LertoraTheir successful collaboration for almost 20 years can be seen in their current body of work, Florida FreshThis bright and colorful show runs from November 1 – 25.  Enjoy a Meet the Artists Reception on Friday, November 4, as part of the First Friday Gallery Stroll.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Don’t miss this retro gem!






1911 14th Avenue    Vero Beach, FL. 

Phone: 772 562-5525.  Visit:





Melissa   Mastrangelo




Horacio   Lertora






“Diving Dots” by Melissa   Mastrangelo   &   Horacio   Lertora





Meet     the     Artists     Reception



Friday,    November  4,  2022



5    –    8   pm


Enjoy  Vero  Beach’s  First  Friday  Gallery  Stroll




Exhibit runs from November 1 – 25, 2022

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

Also open by appointment

Closed Sunday and Monday  




”  Florida   Fresh:   Pop   Art   Paintings


Horacio   &   Melissa




“Makin’ Plans” by Melissa   Mastrangelo   &   Horacio   Lertora





Dorothy Napp Schindel tells The Rickie Report, “As we celebrate 15 years in the downtown, historic Arts District, Gallery 14 is excited to welcome the new Season in November 2022, with the return of the ever popular husband and wife team Melissa Mastrangelo and Horacio Lertora.  The duo who have continually brought smiles to the faces of fans and collectors from near and far, like to say that they are spouses sharing the same canvas in life and art”. 




“Fresh Wild Blueberries” by Melissa   Mastrangelo   &   Horacio   Lertora





This partnership has resulted in a successful collaboration for almost 20 years.  For their current body of work, Florida Fresh – which consists of pop art acrylic paintings on canvas – they dove backwards into their past, where the art of sign making was more prevalent in their work.  Among their other iconic images, they have combined the art of fruit crate labels with a nostalgic look at vintage swimmers and divers – referencing the regions historic fruit farming. 





“Pink Motel” by Melissa  Mastrangelo   &   Horacio  Lertora



Having started out initially as sign makers, it is only natural that they often incorporate typography into their art.  According to Melissa: “We have always enjoyed combining patterns, imagery and text and appreciate the playful way it all interacts together.”  This bright and  colorful show, filled with retro imagery, will  run from November 1 – 25.



Featured  throughout  the  year  at  Gallery  14:

Edgardo Abello

Lila Blakeslee

Barbara du Pont

Barbara Landry

Mary Ann Hall

George Pillorgé

Deborah Morrell Polackwich

Dorothy Napp Schindel

Walford Campbell

Joan Earnhart

Terry Green

Viola Pace Knudsen

Mia Lindberg

Francis Mesaros

Michael Robinson

Carol Staub

Artist-sales associate Jo Zaza    





About Gallery 14:

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

Phone:772 562-5525.  Visit us at





For more details please call  :772 562-5525

or Email:



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One-Day Juried Art Show In Port St. Lucie Showcases “Gifts From The heART” To Benefit Temple Beth El Israel And Sheriff’s Office Of St. Lucie County Sunday, November 6, 2022

Temple Beth El Israel in Port St. Lucie, FL. hosts a one-day juried art show on Sunday, November 6, 2022. “Gifts of the heART” will offer one-of-a kind artworks and hand made fine crafts for sale from 20+ artists selected by Jurors Neil Capozzi and Kenneth Hooper Capozzi. Partial proceeds will benefit local programs of the St. Lucie Sheriff’s Office. Children of all ages can enjoy a demo by the Sheriff’s K9 Unit, a “Meet and Pet the K9 Crew”, and the Tent of Community Engagement. Art lovers can purchase directly from each artist, choose-your-prize art raffle, enjoy home baked goods, lunch, and buy Enjoyment Books.  Admission and Parking are Free.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.








Temple Beth EL Israel

551 Bethany Dr.   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986








Unique artwork!




Michael Zeff, TBEI President, tells The Rickie Report, “I see this event as a moment for TBEI and the public to gather and to reinforce good community relations. Part of the proceeds will benefit local programs of the St. Lucie Sheriff’s Office.  Kids of all ages will enjoy a demo by the Sheriff’s K9 Unit, meet and pet the K9 Crew, and enjoy the Tent of Community Engagement”.








One-of-a-kind artistry and handmade jewelry




Purchase   directly   from   the   artist!  






Choose-your-own-art prize drawing!




Handmade gifts that become heirloom treasures!




This  is  the  perfect  time  to  start  shopping!  








Make this a win-win-win:




Support your local community… the artists… and take home a special gift!




Items for everyone ~




Participating Artists:



  • Carolyn Austin (one of a kind glass plates, Judaica, serving ware)

  • Barbara Bucci (memory boxes with original artwork)

  • Charlie Buxton (handmade linens, wearable art, clothing)

  • Pamela Carman (polymer clay/mixed media whimsical sculpture)

  • Lori Charnow ( hand painted glassware, Judaica)

  • The Clay Chicks (ceramic fountains, garden art, planters, wall hangings)

  • Judy Coffman (paintings)

  • Susan Estrella ( mixed media art and jewelry)

  • Elaine Lipkin ( jewelry with unique African beads, Roman glass, semi-precious stones)

  • Gail Johnson Matthieson (one of a kind contemporary jewelry)

  • Brenda Milan  (collage wall art, journals, cards)

  • Sarita Neun (one of a kind polymer clay jewelry, ornaments)

  • Susan Oakes ( watercolors and photography)

  • Barbara Powell (functional and decorative ceramic art)

  • Ronni & Stan Reed (glass necklaces, Judaica, polymer jewelry)

  • Lenore Diamond Robins (3D geometric artwork)

  • Jackie Roesch Sanchez ( hand loom knitted wearable art, pillows, wall art)

  • Lianna Slater (one of a kind jewelry semi precious/precious stones)

  • Mark Stall (photography)

  • Cathleen Sullivan (functional and decorative pottery, encaustic art)

  • Debra Terrio (original oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, pencil art)

  • Elaine Weber (handmade painted purses, wristlets, artwork)




For more information:





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






“Tis The Season” Opens At The Palm Room November 2. Martin Artisans Guild Offers Gifts For Walls, Halls, Nooks, Necks And The Hard-To-Buy-For Person In Your Life

The Martin Artisans Guild have upped the ante!  “Tis The Season” kicks off holiday shopping in The Palm Room Art Gallery and Artisans Boutique located in Stuart’s Harbour Bay Plaza. Enjoy the Opening Reception on November 2 that will feature live music, cash bar and the delectable appetizers for which the Guild has become known.  A second opportunity to get to know the people behind the art takes place on Wednesday, December 7, at a “Meet the Artists” event.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.





Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique



Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm



 3746 SE Ocean Blvd.  Stuart, FL

 Sewall’s Point in Harbour Bay Plaza (east end of the Plaza, near Stringers Tavern & Oyster Bar)











Show runs November 2 through December 31, 2022




“Jewels of the Seas” by Sue Klahne



The artists tell The Rickie Report, “You’ll find goodies to deck the halls …. and the walls…. and every other nook and cranny of your home at the next exhibit of the Martin Artisans Guild”.  We’d add that you can shop for the most-difficult-to-buy-for person on your gift list, including wearable art!





 “Glorious Autumn”  Wearable Art by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez





While you’re enjoying the fabulous show, be sure to check out the very special and one-of-a-kind items in the Artisans Boutique.  





“Angels Wings” by Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill





“Hardwired” by Linda Reymore




Artwork by James J DeMartis




Meet    the    Artists:




Chris Kling

Deborah Bottorff

Dinija Berkien

Dot Galfond

Eduardo Gomez

Glen Allen

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

James J. DeMartis

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Jeanine Baum

Kim Beltrame

Laura Kay Whiticar-Darvill

Linda Reymore

Lynn Morgan

Mallo Bisset

Mark Stall

Michaelann Bellerjeau

Sue Klahne




For more information about the Open Studio Tour, events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild


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.


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