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:  www.gallery14verobeach.com

 

 

 

 

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

by

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  www.facebook.com/gallery14verobeach

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

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

 

 

For more details please call  :772 562-5525

or Email: dnschindel@gmail.com

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

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

772.336.2424

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:

 tbeiartshow@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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“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

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.

 

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Whitespace The Mordes Collection Opens Friday, October 28 With Artist Reception And Special Jewelry Sale. Exhibits And Sale Continues Saturday, October 29

Season begins! Whitespace The Mordes Collection Opens on Friday evening October 28, 2022.  Meet the talented Featured artists Wilma Bulkin Siegel, Penni Weinberg, Craig Alan, and Gilles Cenazandottie. Don’t miss the special Jewelry Sale from Cōlléct which continues on Saturday, October 29, 2022!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn more about Whitespace Collection

 

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Lake Worth Art League Announces “Adjectives Of Art Exhibit Series”, The Opening Reception For “Beautiful” On Sunday, October 23 Plus New Classes In Pastel, Jewelry Making, And Open Studio

The Artists Eye Gallery & Boutique invites you to a NEW SEASON exploring “Adjectives Of Art Exhibit Series”. The Opening Reception of “Beautiful” takes place on Sunday, October 23.  Also NEW are: Jewelry making classes with Michael Rivers (Starts Thursday, November 3), Pastel classes with Darcy Doiel (starts Wednesday, November 9) and regular Open Studio sessions. As we near the holidays, browse the Boutique for one-of-a-kind affordable handmade gifts. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks here.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” B  E  A  U  T  I  F  U  L “  

 

Sunday,  October  23,  2022  

 

1 – 3  pm  

 

 

Free  Admission  and  Parking

Show runs October 18 – November 12, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information  about this exhibit, future exhibits, classes, workshops, or membership:

604 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth, FL  33460

561.586.6666     lwartleague.org

 

Gallery Hours:   Tuesday thru Sunday    Noon – 4 pm

 

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Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show 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

www.southfloridafair.com

 

 

 

 

(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:

www.gemandmineralsociety.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Demonstrations

Hourly Door Prizes

Guest Speakers

Kids Activities

 

 

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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 (mmlg-Inc.org).

 

 Visit our website for more details: www.gmspb.org

 

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George Moscowitz Celebrates A Legacy Of Creativity As We Look At His Newest Polymer Clay Jewelry Wearable Art Pieces

A man ahead of his time, George Moscowitz has been creating professionally for the past six decades, working with a variety of media such as paint, metal, ceramic, plastic, wood, and now polymer clay. Starting his professional career as a sculptor and jewelry designer, his early metal pieces were sold in Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Serendipity, Kaye Walton Boutique, Mac Wise Boutique and the Katonah Museum Gift Shop. His success as a jeweler led him to establish the George M Creations label. As we celebrate his 90th birthday on October 18th, The Rickie Report shares his polymer clay wearable art jewelry pieces and looks at his inspiring life!  Polymer clay fans will appreciate his cane work!

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Moscowitz

 

“Art comes out of you because it’s in you.   

I create because it’s in me.

My passion is my addiction. 

 

 

 

At 90 years of age, I live to create, it’s what keeps me breathing.

 

 

 

“The medium I work with may change…

 But the passion doesn’t!”  

~George Moscowitz

 

 

 

 

 

Notice the varied cane work in “Sabertooth” polymer clay necklace by George Moscowitz

 

 

 

 

George’s academic training began at the Albright Art School at Buffalo Fine Arts Academy where he received a certificate in 1952. He studied at the State University of New York College for Teachers and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Arts Education in 1954. He was a member of Delta Kappa.  George served in the Army soon after college and was stationed in Fort Polk. He was able to use his illustration talents to humor the men, as well as his letter home to his family. George’s talents landed him a post as an illustrator for his unit.  He went on to receive a Master of Arts Degree from New York University in 1963.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Klimt On My Mind” necklace by George Moscowitz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notice the intricate polymer clay cane work in George Moscowitz’ necklace inlays.

 

 

George started his career as an art teacher in public school. He influenced his students both inside and outside of the classroom. He was active in his labor union, endeavoring to make conditions better for teachers and students alike.

 

 

 

Notice the intricate cane work in George Moscowitz’s earrings

 

 

 

 

Marketing George’s creations was a family endeavor!

 

 

 

The themes of social justice, gaining a better understanding of the world around him, and sharing that with his students and his family were of the utmost importance to George. He was always helping other artists succeed and his insights to the art world still echo in 2022. In an article he wrote for the Putnam Review on Sunday, June 30, 1968, George said, “I have found that the public in general is hesitant to frequent art galleries. There are many reasons for what I call the “American Culture Block.”

 

 

 

 

 

Many titles of art such as “Dissenter” (above) expressed George’s understanding of the world around him.

 

 

 

 

On Sunday, July 7, 1968, George continues to use his artwork as a platform for social justice as well as generating interest in artwork by the public.  He writes, “We, as Americans, are now being made aware of the inescapable fact that we have much to be ashamed of. With all of our pride welling-up within our national bosom, we have been pricked hard with the pins of racial prejudice, social disorder, poverty, malnutrition, war, and a host of other plagues that have fallen upon our house and nation”.  Although much has been written about collecting works of art, George points out that our choices are often racially prejudiced.

 

 

 

 

 

“Lumumba” (above) served to express George’s understanding of the world around him and bring that world to others.

 

 

 

George notes, “When one criticizes an individual’s personal taste, he is attacking, in essence, part of that individual’s personality.  Some people are not sensitive at all concerning the arts and therefore no matter what is said about ‘American Culture’ they could not care less”.  George continues in this newspaper column to outline how to select an art object for your home: 1) The most important element is that you thoroughly like and enjoy the work 2) The work must be an original and not a copy of someone else’ work  3) The art should be signed by the artist or craftsman 4) The art should be well made 5) Rely on a competent gallery or shop to help you make a decision if you feel you are not quite prepared to make it on your own.”

 

 

 

In March 1969, George took a 6 month Sabbatical to Europe traveling through multiple countries by car.  The family sailed from New York City on the SS France and arrived in Le Havre, France where they purchased a Peugeot wagon 504 and traveled by car (well before Google maps!)  

 

 

Family photo on the SS France. Barbara Moscowitz is wearing one of George’s striking contemporary necklaces.

 

 

 

George, his wife and three young children visited Spain, France, Denmark, Italy, Germany, and Holland. He studied the history of art and returned with a folio of images and knowledge to share with the community and his students.

 

 

 

“Blue Moon”Necklace by George Moscowitz

 

 

George has been creating for the past 60 years, working with a variety of media such as paint, metal, ceramic, plastic, wood, and now polymer clay. George started his professional career as a sculptor and jewelry designer. His early metal pieces were sold in Bergdorf Goodman’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Serendipity, Kaye Walton Boutique, Mac Wise Boutique and the Katonah Museum Gift Shop.

 

 

 

George Moscowitz uses semiprecious stones and polymer clay, creating a mixed media wearable art piece such as this necklace.

 

 

 

His success as a jeweler led him to establish the George M Creations label. In addition to teaching Public School art for over 35 years, George was the founder of the Red Door Art Gallery, a seasonal gallery that displayed works by emerging artists. George’s late wife, Barbara filled many roles in George’s creative life by supporting his unique talents and artistic abilities. Both teachers, she understood the complexities of balancing creativity with running a business. Barbara owned a Montessori nursery school where George had his earliest studio annexedand in the summers, when the school was closed, the space became the Red Door Art Gallery.

 

 

 

 

Jan wears George’s initial necklace for school picture day

 

 

Daughter, Jamie and George’s granddaughter, Brena wear initial necklaces to celebrate his 80th birthday 

 

 

 

All of George’s pieces are one-of-a-kind. His work has been shown extensively in galleries throughout the US and can be found in private collections including: KOZ Gallery, NYC; County Gallery, Houston TX; Group Gallery, Jacksonville FL; Courtyard Gallery, Katonah, NY; Morin Miller Galleries, NYC; Brookfield Gallery, Brookfield, CT.

 

 

 

Notice the intricate layers of polymer clay George Moscowitz uses for “Baby Z” necklace

 

 

 

Today, George works in polymer clay. Polymer clay is a fantastic media created from 20th Century man- made materials.  There are many different forms of polymer clay which include pearlized, translucent, fleck or metallic finish, making it ideal for jewelry or small sculpture. He loves the tactile, intimate and personal nature of expressing himself in the visual arts. George continues to make art. He lives in Delray Beach with his wife Nusha Sinnreich Moscowitz.  

 

 

George Moscowitz uses gold leaf and polymer to create “Come Fly Away With Me”

 

 

 

 

 

Bakelite, an early plastic, was popular with designers was a precursor of the polymer clay we know today. German doll maker, Käthe Kruse, gave some to her daughter (known as “Fifi”) to use as modeling clay in 1939.  It was  later sold to Eberhard Faber and marketed under the name “FIMO” (FIfi’s MOdeling compound).  

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Moscowitz’s “Trans Glass” necklace uses metal, glass, and polymer clay

 

 

 

 

According to George, there is a challenge and an achievement in translating something from your mind into something you hold, something you can see and touch, a tactile connection between a thought and an object.  George manipulates the medium through feel and visualizing to make a form. He shapes and reshapes; uses color, adds elements, and it comes out as what he had visualized. 

 

 

 

 

 

Nusha and George at Rainberry Bay Art Fair. Nusha wears George’s Van Gogh Polymer Necklace.

 

 

 

For more information about George M’s jewelry please visit:

GeorgeMCreations

 

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Susan Estrella’s Mixed Media Wall Art And Boho Chic Jewelry Is Featured At Gifts Of The HeART Juried Art Show Sunday, November 6, 2022

Susan Hankoff Estrella‘s mixed media art gives viewers a sense of new-found joy as each detail comes into perspective! Susan creates assemblage artworks of varying sizes using all kinds of mixed media objects.  She also brings a special Boho Chic vibe to her jewelry creations.  Susan’s artwork can be found in several area galleries. She will be one of the featured artists at Temple Beth El Israel’s Gifts of the heART juried Art Show on Sunday, November 6, 2022.  Admission and parking are free.  Partial proceeds of sales will benefit the St. Lucie Sheriff’s Office.  The event includes a K9 Demo, Meet the K9 team, and the SLPO Tent of Engagement.   The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Susan’s work.

 

 

 

551 Bethany Drive   Port St. Lucie, FL  34986

 

 

 

Free Admission          Free Parking

Bake Sale         Food           Raffles    

 

 

 

Meet the K9 Crew  

Partial Benefit for St. Lucie Sheriff’s Office

 

Susan’s artistry brings a renewed sense of joy to viewers of her multi-media artworks.

“Tree of Life” Mixed Media by Susan Hankoff Estrella

 

 

Some say she’s a bright light or that she has a sparkling personality.  An artist from as far back as she can remember, Susan Hankoff Estrella (yes, her last name means “star” in Spanish!!) spent her career as a sought-after graphic designer in Washington, DC for 22 years.  She moved to the Outer Banks of North Carolina where she was the art director for a number of publications. She started playing with jewelry design on the side and that is where she really started to make her mark in the local arts community.

 

 

 

One-of-a-kind “Crayola Crazy” Bracelet by Susan Hankoff Estrella

 

Using unusual combinations of color and varying textures, Susan felt her creative spark grow. She began participating in local art shows and realized there was an entirely new artistic realm to explore – the world of three dimensions!! After almost two decades in NC, Susan and her husband, Mike, moved ever closer to his native Cuba and settled in Florida. She continued freelancing as a graphic designer, all the while still dabbling in jewelry making. Susan became an integral part of numerous wearable art galleries in Southeast FL, with her volunteer efforts and expertise in marketing enhancing her jewelry pieces. 

 

 

Mixed media artwork, “Three Amigos” by Susan Hankoff Estrella

 

 

When Covid hit, Susan faced a series of stressful family situations and her creativity ground to a halt. The lack of creativity weighed on her, but several months into the isolation of the pandemic, she picked up a canvas, started playing…and a cardinal was born! Yes, a bird – an assemblage of paint, paper, fabric, yarn, feathers and jewelry pieces. Her burned out core was rekindled!

 

 

 

Mixed media artwork, “Heart, Herman Hesse” by Susan Hankoff Estrella
 

 

 

Since late 2020, Susan has been creating a multitude of mixed media pieces that allow her to reach deep into her inner creative being. From birds to flowers and trees to any inspiration from the world around her, Susan says, “I love the fact that mixed media is so freeing. Having spent so many years in a profession that required preciseness, measuring, straightening and lining up, this new medium was indeed a huge breakaway from the norm”. She gets lost in her art while she creates, and art lovers are the beneficiaries.

 

 

 

One-of-a-kind handmade bracelets by Susan Hankoff Estrella

 

 

 

Susan still plays with jewelry, but now incorporates many of the beads, gemstones and other components from her stash into her mixed media pieces. Always the collector of unusual things (good luck finding an artist who doesn’t do this), you’ll find some of those items in her pieces. Thinking of tossing that dryer sheet? Nope. Give it to Susan and she’ll put it in her art. Don’t throw away that netting from the fruit you purchased. She’ll use that too. Old keys? A perfect addition to her next piece.

 

 

“Sunflower” Mixed Media by Susan Hankoff Estrella

 

 

You’ll also discern some unheard of mixtures of patterns and texture in her pieces. She has collected handmade papers for years and incorporates pieces of them in her work. One of her most recent pieces, “Mimi’s Flowers” has leather flowers that used to adorn her mother’s shoes. Since her mom’s recent passing, Susan decided that using those flowers creatively would be a great way to keep the memory of her mom alive in a decidedly cheerful way.

 

 

 

 

“Transformation” Mixed media artwork by Susan Hankoff Estrella

You can see that this glittering light in the art world has taken so many paths and truly embraced her creativity. Susan proudly displays her work at Rare Earth Gallery in Stuart, FL, at The Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach, FL and at SeaDragon Gallery in Duck, NC.

 

You’ll find Susan’s work at the upcoming TBEI Art Show, Gifts of the HeART at Temple Beth El Israel in Port St. Lucie on November 6. Stop by and look for the radiating light in the room and you’ll find this star!

 

For more information about Susan Hankoff Estrella’s artwork and jewelry:

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Florida State Fair Art Portfolio Contest For High School Seniors Is Accepting Entries Now Through December 2, 2022. Showcase Your Art, Build Your Resume, Win Scholarships! No Fee To Enter

The Rickie Report is proud to share the call for the Florida State Fair Art Portfolio Contest for High School Seniors.  This is an extraordinary opportunity for High School Seniors to showcase their artwork, build their resume, and win scholarship money for their continuing education.  Deadline to apply is December 2, 2022.  There is NO FEE to apply.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPLY NOW

 

 

 

APPLY NOW

 

Work can be either 2-D or 3-D and be incorporated into any medium.

2D work includes: painting in any media, drawing, pastels, pen & ink, photography, printmaking, digital art (computer-generated art) and 2D mixed media.

3D work includes: Sculpture, ceramics, wood, fiber arts, jewelry, metalwork, glass, 3D mixed media, and art installations.

 

 

For technical support, please email: support@jurying.net

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Applications Closing Soon For Babcock Ranch Art Show. Deadline Is November 4, 2022

The Babcock Ranch Art Show, produced by the experienced ArtFest Fort Myers staff is a two-day boutique art show taking place on March 11 & 12, 2023.  This Free-to-the-public event will showcase 60+ artists in the first-ever fully solar powered town in the U.S.  As more neighborhoods develop, more art lovers are eager to shop this event.  The deadline to apply is November 4, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of last year’s successful event.  Extensive promotion, featuring YOUR artwork, to neighboring cities in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties assures that the buying public will be eager to see you.

Babcock   Ranch   Art   Show

March   11   &   12,   2023

Founder’s   Square,   Babcock   Ranch,   FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

60+ Artists

 

 

Deadline to apply: November 4, 2022

 

 

 

Apply now at ZAPPlication.org.

 

 

For more information visit:   BabcockRanchArtShow.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Babcock Ranch Art Show, produced by the experienced ArtFest Fort Myers staff, is a 2 day boutique art show held in the new town of Babcock Ranch. This FREE-to-the-public art show will feature 60+ exceptional artists centered in Founders Square overlooking Lake Babcock. Babcock Ranch is the first ever fully solar powered town in the U.S. surrounded by seven new neighborhoods. New members of the Babcock community will be now more than ever looking for artwork to enhance the beauty and elegance of their new homes! A variety of local farm to table restaurants & vendors will encourage attendees to stay for lunch or dinner, as they decide upon their artwork purchases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Babcock Ranch Art Show is dedicated to promoting and showcasing your artwork. Extensive promotion, featuring YOUR artwork, to neighboring cities in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties assures that the buying public will be eager to see you. Advertising will include newspapers, radio, billboards, and online advertising with paid and organic Facebook ads all featuring artist work. We also highly encourage artists to reach out to your email mailing lists with newsletters and post promotional images on social media about your participation in the Babcock Ranch Art Show. Working together will attract a larger audience for artists.

 

 

The Babcock Ranch Art Show has artist friendly procedures in place to ensure that your weekend with us is pleasant and profitable. Our Artist Hospitality team is there to greet and direct you on Set Up Day and is available to you all weekend. Artists are set in a circular flow around Founders Square that allows booths to have at least 3 feet of space in the lakefront setting.

 

 

 

 

Artist Perks include:

 

• Drive up access to your booth location on set up day (Friday morning) with ample behind booth storage

• Indoor bathrooms

• Convenient free artist parking adjacent to the Art Show site

• Professional overnight security

• Oversized booth spaces with at least three feet between booths and ample storage space behind

• An audience of new home-buyers eager for your artwork

Babcock Ranch Art Show is accessible to all artists, including those with disabilities. Physical accessibility includes booths with no physical barrier to entry, parking on solid surface with continual paved path to artist’s booth; accessible bathrooms and on-site artist support volunteers for questions.

Please indicate any specific accommodations needed in your ZAPP application.

Artists are selected in a jury process to create a well-balanced show that represents artistic diversity in the following categories: Ceramics, Digital, Drawing/Pastels, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Watercolor, Wearable and Wood.

 

If you are new to the idea of selling at outdoor art festivals, please contact us for any support you may need – we love to help. Our staff is available to talk about any details you seek and to take a peek at your images in advance and provide feedback on “jury strength” at least in our opinion based on 20+ years of watching juries. We love talking with artists and are happy to share our insights to support artists’ success.

 

 

BE A PART OF BABCOCK RANCH ART SHOW:

 

 

 

 

• Apply now – Deadline: November 4, 2022 at ZAPPlication.org

• Visit our festival website BabcockRanchArtShow.com for more information

 

 

Questions: Annie.crouch@artfestfortmyers.com

Annie Crouch, Community Engagement Manager

ArtFest Fort Myers 1375 Jackson Street, Suite 401  Fort Myers, FL 33901
(239)768-3602

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986