“Glimmer – A Glow Show” Promises To Illuminate Your Senses On Friday, February 4th & Saturday, February 5th. Nine Artists Collaborate To Bring You Into An Immersive Interactive Environmental Experience

Corina Pelloni and Jane Lawton Baldridge invite you to “Glimmer – A Glow Show”, an illuminated artistic collaborative of nine artists. “Glimmer” premiers on Friday, February 4th and continues on Saturday, February 5th, 2022.  This immersive art event focuses on illumination in six environments. Outside will be projection of Animated Ocean Paintings and Color & Sound Vibration. Artists will lead hands on activities.  Original artwork and Jellyfish will be for sale. Purchase your Glimmer T-Shirt now with a pre-show discount or buy at the event. The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.






901 SE Johnson Avenue       Stuart, FL.





The   public    can    expect    to    experience:


~ An   Enchanted   Wood ~


~ A   Mangrove   Forest ~

~ Underneath   the   Undulating   Sky ~


~ Passing   into   Water ~


~ Rising   through   the   Ground   up   to   the   Stars ~


The   Room   of   Secrets   inside   the   building ~







Join the artists 

For this interactive, immersive art experience….

Corina Pelloni

 Jane Lawton Baldridge

DJ Voelker

Colleen North

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Joe Young

Deena Rahill

Laura Kinnamon

Gene Kinnamon





Sales of special “Glimmer” T-Shirts and other merchandise will fund the exhibition. 


For more details:  https://www.missingart.space/?s=glimmer




Corina Pelloni and Jane Baldridge working on their “Glimmer” artworks



Pelloni and Baldridge also hope to expand the exhibit dates and locations.  The Women Supporting the Arts and Martin Arts awarded Pelloni and Baldridge a Grant to help offset the cost of putting on this immersive collaboration. The group is looking for more sponsorships.



Thank you to Our Sponsors: Women Supporting the Arts, Martin Arts, The Creek District, 901 Hub, MissingArt.com, Artspeaks.com




For more information or to become a sponsor:

Please contact Corina at corinapelloni@gmail.com


Jane at gosail@bellsouth.net.


For more details:






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Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor Invites Public To Opening Reception Thursday, February 3rd To Meet Guest Artist Michelle Held

The Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor located in Stuart, FL announces the month of February’s Featured Guest Artist, Michelle Held. Her skillful brushstrokes, bold use of color, and dynamic compositions that give her wildlife a spark of life that is felt! You can sense the energy and movement of the painting come to life! The public is invited to a Free Opening Reception on Thursday, February 3, 2022. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  In addition to wall art, browse the hand made furniture, home accessories, and the wine bar!







723 Colorado Plaza  Stuart, FL 34994

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

772-678-6949    www.klinggallerystuart.com






Original Paintings

Napa- Style Tasting Room

Custom Furniture 

Home Decor





Opening Reception:


Thursday, February 3

5:30 – 7:30  PM  






Artist, Michelle Held


Exhibit  is  available  February  3 – 26, 2022

Gallery  Hours:    Tuesday – Saturday   10 am – 5 pm






Artwork by Michelle Held



Much like a pink spoonbill soaring through the dusky evening twilight, Michelle Held brings with her a splash of vibrancy, a flutter of unique perspective, and the song of nature in its truest form. Born and raised in Maryland, Michelle knew from a young age that she was meant to fly the vast skies of the art world with a palette and paints tucked beneath her eager wings. Michelle is passionate about the morning glow of a waking sun illuminating an observant egret, the conversation between a fisherman and a hungry pelican testing its luck, or the simplistic beauty of a half-peeled clementine, bursting with flavor and juicy color. Her passion and bold strokes come through in her paintings that are unforgettable!





Painting by Michelle Held



Her success in the art world has come from her winning combination of creative spark and imaginative nature along with her meticulous attention to detail. Often commissioned for custom paintings as well as murals, Michelle’s passion for wildlife and its ecosystems brought her to embrace the natural world through painting from life. From serene, swampy marshes draped in ancient Spanish moss to tiny, rickety oyster towns bursting with rainbow buoys and boats, there is always a sight to behold. Michelle believes that evoking a feeling of light, space, and passion is the key to any successful contemporary painting. Michelle gives attention to composition, design and value and gives credence to a “go with the flow” attitude as well, and lets the painting direct her, instead of imposing her will on it throughout the entire process.




Painting by Michelle Held




Plein air has set flight to many paint outs, including Easton, Forgotten Coast, Lighthouse ArtCenter, Adirondacks, Sedona to name a few. Achieving many awards throughout this journey, her favorite ones are the artist choice awards. The real victory however, has come with her love of teaching. There were so many who encouraged her, Michelle finds that paying it forward is the best way to fulfill the soul. 



Taking a note from the birds she so loves to paint, Michelle approaches painting like flight, letting the swells and surges of the wind carry her and her brushes through those brilliant beautiful skies. Michelle has been passionately working as an artist and business owner for the past 25 years. She lives in Sarasota, FL and currently participates in invitational paint outs and is widely collected throughout the United States. Often commissioned for custom painting as well as murals, Michelle’s passion for wildlife and the natural world has brought her many awards throughout the United States! 




Painting by Michelle Held




For more information about this exhibit:



Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor

723 Colorado Plaza   Stuart, FL34994



Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred






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Art Synergy Palm Beach Art Walk Explores Boynton Beach Art District With Open House, Studio Visits, Live Entertainment, Food & Beverage Vendors Saturday, January 22

The Boynton Beach Art Walk on Saturday, January 22, 2022 is a collaborative event between the Boynton Beach CRA and the Boynton Beach Art District, and Art Synergy Palm Beach Art Week. Explore the studios of dozens of resident creatives over the years, as well as, a lucrative and promotional site for hundreds of visual artists, crafters, and muralist who participate in the monthly art works.  The event is Free and will feature Unique Art Displays, Live Music & Entertainment, plus Food & Beverage Vendors. Don’t miss the childrens activity tent by Art Sea Living.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.









6  –  9  pm


404 – 422 W. Industrial Avenue    Boynton Beach, FL







Any questions: Email  BoytonBeachArtDistrict@gmail.com


Open artists studios, a mobile DJ truck, children’s activity tent by Art Sea Living, and even a vintage motorcycle display are planned for this month’s Boynton Beach Art Walk. Art Synergy and students for the FAU Art Department will be set up to “Celebrate” the return of local families, guests and tourists to the area. The Boynton Beach CRA has done quite a bit to assist the areas comeback, providing lighting and parking alternatives.





More than two year have gone since COVID19 and rain placed a cloud over Boynton Beach Art District Art Walks, one of Palm Beach County’s signature monthly outdoor events, but is back and it’s time to “Celebrate.” Still intimate compared to dozens of mega fairs that have come and gone over the years, “We are like a David among Goliaths of out door events”, says artist Rolando Chang Barrero, who initiate the art walks more than 10 years ago.




Meet these artists (Keri Beaty, Jeanne Friberg, Nicole Gallucio) and more!



For more information:

Email:  artsynergypbc@gmail.com

Web:   http://www.artsynergy.org/art-guide

Blog:  http://artsynergypbc.blogspot.com/





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Cultural Alliance And St. Lucie County Commissioners Host “Celebrating Us” With Grand Opening Reception Thursday, January 27. Public Invited To Meet Artists, Enjoy Refreshments, And Be Entered Into Drawing For Signed Clyde Butcher Print

The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance continues to transform St. Lucie County public buildings into beautiful galleries with art for sale by members of the Cultural Alliance Art Guild. Everyone is invited to the Grand Opening Reception of “Celebrating Us”, the inaugural juried exhibition at the St. Lucie County Administration Building on Thursday, January  27, 2022.  The abundance of talented artists who live locally and are esteemed nationally and internationally offer their artworks to the public including live demonstrations.  Enjoy food and beverages from True Roots Catering and live music by Joette Giorges and Nico James. Attendees can enter to win a signed print of Clyde Butcher’s Florida’s Aquatic Preserves photograph, with extra entries available to those who RSVP ahead of time!   Be sure to check out the 1st Art Walk on Friday, January 21, 2022 from 5 – 8 PMThe daring new exhibition, “Provocative” will be the talk of the Treasure Coast! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the artworks.







St. Lucie Cultural Alliance






St. Lucie County County Commissioners








“Celebrating Us”

Grand Opening Reception

Thursday, January 27

5:30  –  7:30  pm



County Administrative Building


2300 Virginia Ave .      Fort Pierce, FL 34982



Guests in attendance can enter to win a signed print of Clyde Butcher’s Florida’s Aquatic Preserves photograph, with extra entries available to those who RSVP ahead of time! at artstlucie.org/event/celebrating-us.






Displayed on the 2nd Floor in the St. Lucie County Planning and Development Services Department of the County Administration Building, the grand opening celebration will keep the building open to the public after hours with a wine reception. Hor d’oeuvres are sponsored by True Roots Catering, a member of St. Lucie County’s Sunshine Kitchen. In this state-of-the-art food incubator, chefs, caterers, and food truck operators can hone their culinary skills and build their businesses.



“My Octopus Teacher” by Phyllis Petrillo


“When developers, planners, and builders stop by the county building, we want them to see this exhibition and recognize the ever-growing talent in the County and St. Lucie County’s investment in our prolific cultural community,” says County Commission Chairman Sean Mitchell. “What better way to welcome people to St. Lucie County than with a gift of locally-created artwork from one of the Cultural Alliance’s talented artists.”



“Pink Hibiscus” by Barbara Z Lyons



“St. Lucie County is the Cultural Gem of the Treasure Coast,” Alyona Ushe, Cultural Alliance Executive Director, continued. “With an abundance of crazy-talented artists right here in the county, this exhibition will encourage our developers to look at the beautiful work around them as they consider decorations for their new buildings and homes.” Now, developers and builders submitting plans to county officials will have the opportunity to see an array of examples and purchase beautiful pieces to enrich their projects with art made by local St. Lucie County Artists.



“Another Language” by Clark Ogier and “Smaggy”




Alliance Music Guild Member Joette Giorges, a classical guitarist will perform in the exhibition, while acoustic singer-songwriter Nico James accompanies Alliance Art Guild Members, selling their wares in a pop-up shop. Clark Ogier, an Alliance Art Guild Member, will demonstrate his technique of creating art with programmable robots and geometric code with his “programmable partner,” named “Smaggy”.




“Sandpipers” by Aurea Migenis



Enjoy the work of 17 Alliance Art Guild Members, including Lisa Jill Allison, Danielle Biglin, Sally Browning Pearson, Jill Heveron, Barbara Lyons, Robin Marshall, Susan Miller, Aurea Migenis, Lynn Morgan, Clark Ogier, Phyllis Petrillo, Tina Pfeiffer, Diana Rell Dean, Sharon Roselli, Mark Stall, and Debra Terrio, all available for purchase.




“Forest” by Robin Marshall



“Celebrating Us is also our way to thank residents and St. Lucie County staff and commissioners, who recognize the importance of investing in the arts here in St. Lucie County,” says Cultural Alliance Community Engagement Manager Jake Sanders. “We see over and over again how cultural events bring tourists and money into our community, some even convincing those tourists to call St. Lucie County home permanently.”



RSVP to “Celebrating Us”







Cultural  Alliance  Opens  Daring  New  Exhibition:

“Provocative”   At   January  Art  Walk



3rd Floor

 One Eleven Building in Downtown Fort Pierce

  5 – 8 pm



“Look Away” by Lynn Morgan



The first Art Walk of 2022 is on January 21st, 5 – 8 PM is sure to be the talk of the town with the opening of the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance’s (Cultural Alliance) new exhibition, Provocative, featuring daring themes at the Cultural Alliance Gallery, located on the 3rd Floor of the One Eleven Building in Downtown Fort Pierce. 



On the 3rd Friday of each month, guests can enjoy shopping, live music and artists in the street as a part of Art Walk. This month, there will be a performance from Joette Giorges, classical guitarist in the Alliance Gallery. Bruce Bernstein’s Saxophone Expressions will perform outside and 2 Gypsies Music, a duo featuring guitar and saxophone by Harry Fager and vocals from Leslie Fager can be enjoyed on 2nd street alongside Opulence, currently being exhibited at the Ohana Group Gallery at 124 2nd Street. 



The immensely popular Alliance drum circle with Kevin Beatkeeper is held 6 – 7 PM in the parking lot of One Eleven Orange Building. With a limited number of drums available, this activity always fills up with guests, so we encourage participants to register for the Drum Circle and RSVP beforehand at https://artstlucie.org/art-walk.




About St. Lucie Cultural Alliance:

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance (Cultural Alliance) is a professional organization representing the arts and cultural sector in St. Lucie County and a Designated Local Arts Agency. Its mission is to better position the arts and cultural division as a significant contributor to the vibrancy and educational and economic wellbeing of St. Lucie County. Cultural Alliance is a proud partner of St. Lucie County, The City of Port St. Lucie, the St. Lucie County Tourism Division, and the Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County.

This exhibition is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


For more information about anything mentioned in this article, new initiatives you would like to propose, or to make a comment:



St. Lucie Cultural Alliance 

2300 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34982

 (772) 462-2783







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Lighthouse ArtCenter Presents Blockbuster Pop Art Exhibit: WARHOL! WARHOL! WARHOL! Of Rarely Seen Originals, Plus Hyper Realism Porcelain Sculptures By Ray Gross, A Pop Art Jewelry Sale, And James Thurman’s Paper Alchemy

The Lighthouse ArtCenter (LAC) opens 2022 with WARHOL!WARHOL!WARHOL! Open NOW through March 23, 2022. The exhibition is a celebration of pop art that includes rarely seen originals by Andy Warhol; ceramist Ray Gross‘s pop-art sculptures including a life size Harley-Davidson; a Pop Art Jewelry Show & Sale; James Thurman’s Paper Alchemy show of patented Thurmanite art; and Ethical Metalsmith’s Mini Radical Jewelry Makeover. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. We’ve always said that LAC is a prominent jewel in southeast Florida’s cultural crown. Don’t miss this!



373 Tequesta Drive      Tequesta, FL 33469










Ray Gross Pop Art Porcelains


NOW   thru  March 23, 2022 



Free admission for members        $5  for  nonmembers

For more information: lighthousearts.org/warhol/



Curator, Janeen Mason tells The Rickie Report, ” In recent years the gallery has brought Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim, Nick Cave’s renowned Sound Suits, and Kara Walker’s Sugar Babies. We’ve curated exhibits showing Clyde Butcher’s iconic photos of the Everglades and Edie Widder’s first photos ever takeoff a giant quid alive.  We’re keeping this trajectory of excellence with Warhol!Warhol!Warhol!”


Warhol!Warhol!Warhol! (Spencer Gallery) brings over 20 pieces of rarely seen original Andy Warhol art on loan from Beth Rudin DeWoody and Marshall Fields’ private collections. Andy Warhol, arguably the most famous artist in the last 100 years was an artist, director, and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art.  This exhibition gives locals and visitors the opportunity to view this iconic artist’s work in person.  Although original Warhol pieces will not be for sale, the other “Pop Art Inspired” work on exhibit in the Schorr Gallery will be available for purchase.




Ray Gross Pop Art Sculpture (Schorr Gallery) is a homage to Warhol’s Pop Art and includes a life-sized Harley Davidson made of porcelain.  Ray is a celebrated ceramist who is known for his hand-built, hand-painted, hyper-realistic porcelain sculptures.  His art depicts 3D items of everyday Americana, including utilitarian art objects such as paint cans, tubes, brushes, pencils, and other artist tools that have seized the attention of collectors, and have been installed in public and corporate spaces.





Also on display is a juried Pop Art Jewelry Show & Sale featuring over sixty one-of-a-kind Warhol-inspired necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets, and broaches created by artists from across the country.




James Thurman’s Paper Alchemy show includes over 30 contemporary pieces of jewelry and sculptural objects by talented national and international artists.  Paper Alchemy is a traveling exhibition of artwork that utilizes Thurman’s invention of handcrafted material created entirely of layered recycled paper and eco-resin, Thurmanite.




A mini version of Ethical Metalsmith’s Radical Jewelry Makeover features upcycled or broken jewelry that has been repurposed and designed into unique “new” pieces of jewelry.


“Art is what you can get away with.”-Warhol

The meteoric rise of Warhol in brief…

Andy Warhol arrived in Manhattan in 1949, carrying a portfolio filled with artwork from his days at Carnegie Institute of Technology and it wasn’t long before a family friend introduced the 21 year old to the art director at Glamour magazine.  This shy kid with patchy skin and a slight build had artwork that was entirely unlike the polished pieces she normally used.  Tina Fredericks gave him his first freelance job creating fresh illustrations to be used in ads for I.Miller shoes.


Warhol grew up in WWII Pittsburgh, the steel town that considered itself the backbone of America, and given this opportunity to work with Glamour Magazine, his work ethic went into overdrive.  He bore down on his future with ink and a brush, and painted for eighteen hours a day.


Destined to make a name for himself in the city, Andy’s commercial art career flourished when he reliably delivered high-quality designs ahead of schedule. But, it took over ten years for him to cross over from low to high art. It was 1962, when his first gallery show displayed the 32 iconic paintings of Campbell’s Soup.  One for each flavor.  The collection originally sold for a total of $1,000, by 1987 the soup cans claimed a page in history when they were purchased by MOMA for $11.7 million.


At the Carnegie he’d been taught to appreciate commercial art as well as fine art.  Although Warhol did not invent the Pop Art movement, he certainly joined it in the late 50s and 60s when he made popular culture the focus in his original paintings.  During a long stretch of his career he used silk screen as an unorthodox medium to create highly controversial, yet wildly collectible prints of Marilyn, Mao, and Elizabeth.  His later provocative pieces like the Death and Disaster pictures, made the art world practically apoplectic, and the fame that resulted, coupled with his childhood obsession for movie stars, gave rise to a celebrity conscious alt-society that filled his inner circle. Luminaries, including politicians, movie stars, and more than one heiress flocked to him for attention.


In a recent New York Times article, Alice Cooper claimed that although he knew Warhol from the Manhattan club scene, they weren’t friends.  “Warhol’s group was too weird for me.” Cooper said.


In 1967 Warhol barely survived a deliberate gunshot at close range. The wounds affected his mental and physical health until his unexpected death 19 years later. By the time “Warhol” was inscribed on his headstone, at 59 years old, he had become the leader of the Pop Art movement.  His was a household name, and this fragile kid from Pittsburgh had signature work held in significant public and private art collections around the world.


WARHOL! WARHOL! WARHOL!  The art exhibition at Lighthouse ArtCenter, shows a wide selection of his evocative works, from those early I. Miller shoe illustrations to the late career experimental Oxidation Paintings made of urine and metallic pigment on canvas.  Visitors can argue over the aesthetic value of his silk screen prints of lips, or they can take a walk on the wild side, back to the Red Hot Chili Peppers as they appear stitched together in six black and white silver gelatin prints created from 1976-86.


About Lighthouse ArtCenter: 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art is 501c(3) not-for-profit founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. The ArtCenter is dedicated to the visual arts whose mission is to inspire, engage and connect our community through a vibrant school of art, unique exhibitions and diverse special events. The center has grown into a three-building campus consisting of a Gallery & 2D Studio, 3D Studio, and a Jewelry & Textile Studio. Supported by memberships, tuition, grants, and donations, Lighthouse ArtCenter serves over 20,000 visitors, 3000 students, 45 faculty members, 400 summer art campers, and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit under-served populations.


For more information visit https://www.lighthousearts.org.

Facebook: @lighthousearts.org

Instagram: @lighthousearts

Twitter: @LighthouseArtC




373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469      561-746-3101

Monday-Thursday: 9 am – 5 pm   Friday: 9 am – 4 pm   Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm    Sunday: Closed



395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, FL 33469      561-746-3101

Monday-Thursday: 9 am – 6 pm   Friday: 9 am – 4 pm    Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm    Sunday: Closed



Jewelry and Textiles

385 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469      561-746-3101

Monday: 2-5 pm    Tuesday: 10 am-1 pm



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Jensen Beach Art League Announces Upcoming Monthly Sunday Art Shows On The Grounds Of The Elliott Museum. New Members Are Welcome

The Jensen Beach Art League (JBAL) welcomes art lovers and new artist members to join them at their monthly Sunday shows: January 16, February 13, March 13, and April 10 on the grounds of the Elliott Museum. This group of talented artists offers artist networking opportunities. JBAL fundraises and donates art supplies to local schools. If you are interested in joining, this is a friendly, professional, and welcoming group of artists!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.








825 NE Ocean Blvd. on Hutchinson Island
Stuart, FL 34996

772-225-1961  elliottmuseum.org

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






Original artwork by Joe Young




Learn more about the Jensen Beach Art League!  

This group of artists enjoy the camaraderie of networking with other artists as well as reaching out to the community to help others.  Besides donating school supplies for local schools, in the past, Jensen Beach Art League members have gone into school and community centers to encourage the next generation of artists!




For more information please visit:



Facebook:  Jensen Beach Art League




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Call For ZAM (Zen, Arts & Music) On April 23rd – 24th And ArtZen On March 19th Is Now Open To All Media Of Art, Mindfulness Products, Clothing, Authors, Speciality Items, And More

The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance and the City of Port St. Lucie announce ZAM (Zen, Arts & Music) Fest to be held at the MIDFLORIDA Event Center on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, 2022. This will be Open to the Public and offer family friendly activities for children as well as bands in the evening. A one-day event, ArtZen, will take place at Valencia Cay at Riverland, a private community with 3,000 affluent residents in Tradition on Saturday, March 19, 2022.  ZAM and ArtZen have opened applications for vendors, 2D artists, 3D artists, mindfulness products, mindfulness practitioners, fashion designers, and authors.  There is a combined rate discount. The Rickie Report SHARES THIS CALL for both venues.  Last year’s event was heavily publicized with television, radio, print, and social media both  locally and regionally.  You WANT to BE PART of this event in 2022! 








At   MIDFLORIDA   Event   Center











ZAM  & ArtZen:





















For more information about anything mentioned in this article, new initiatives you would like to propose, or to make a comment:



St. Lucie Cultural Alliance 

2300 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34982

 (772) 462-2783







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

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Ft. Lauderdale Branch Of Pen Women Open Call To Women Artists For All Media Juried Exhibit At Skolnick Community Center. Public Reception February 11 At Herb Skolnick Community Center In Pompano Beach

The Fort Lauderdale Branch of National League of American Pen Women shares a Call for Women Artists for a juried exhibition of all media. The Exhibit takes place at the Herb Skolnick Community Center in Pompano Beach, FL with an Awards Luncheon on Friday, February 11. The Rickie Report shares the details and invites women artists to apply! We urge art patrons to visit the exhibit, which runs February 3 through March 2, 2022.  Apply NOW until January 28!













Monetary Awards and Ribbons will be Awarded


Juror: Jill Brown, Executive Director,

Coral Springs Museum of Art






Public Is Invited To View The Exhibition:

February 3 through March 1, 2022





1st Place Winner 2021 “Contemplation” by Judy Nunno




Now through Friday, January 28

Cost: $25 Members/Patrons; $30 Non-Members

(2 pieces)





2 & 3 Dimensional Art/Photography/Sculpture: Upon entering this exhibit, you are certifying that this work is an original, not a copy of another artist’s work or a copy of any photograph not taken by you, this work has not been entered before in this annual show, this work was done by only one artist and completed within the last FOUR years.








2nd Place Winner 2021 “Blooming” by Fran Goodman


The sale of artwork is between the artist and the buyer ONLY.




Pen Women Members and Patrons. Women Non-Members and Patrons are invited to enter up to 2 pieces of art and are limited to participation in two of these Annual Juried Exhibits. This show is our way to introduce local women artists to the Fort Lauderdale Branch of the NLAPW.



Deadline for receiving the entry form in Prospectus and
entry fee check is Friday, January 28, 2022.

Mail to:

NLAPW, 651 Village Drive, #802, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Questions: 954-980-3475:   jjpompano@aol.com

No changes can be made after entry is received.

No refunds will be made.



Conditions and Liabilities: The submission of entries to this competition shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the terms and conditions as set forth in this prospectus. Pen Women reserves the right to use photographs for publicity and promotion.




3rd Place Winner 2021 “Shimmering Feathers” by Donna Sallee





A major entry portion of the proceeds will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Honorable Mentions will receive ribbons. A minimum of 10 percent of profit will support the Pen Women Scholarship Fund.




AWARDS  Presentation  and  LUNCHEON:

Friday, February 11, 2022

11:30 am

 Herb Skolnick Community Center

800 SW 36th Ave.    Pompano Beach, FL 33069

Catered by Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza



Luncheon reservation checks, $30 each

Pay by Zelle, email: penwomenftl@gmail.com OR Send Check by Feb 8th to:

Tammy Seymour

629 Riviera Isle  Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301



About the National League of American Pen Women:


Since its founding in 1897 by Marian Longfellow O’Donoghue, Henry Longfellow’s niece, the League seeks to create progression and advancement in visual arts, literary work, and musical composition. As the oldest and largest women’s arts organization, members share their creativity in a number of ways, including workshops, exhibitions, discussion groups, performances, demonstrations and lectures, fostering networking and friendships among members, while maintaining a high, broad standard of work, effort and strength that comes from the union.

Many of our artists teach in the South Florida area; many are award-winning artists. All are passionate about encouraging talented young women to pursue their college arts education degrees and raise funds each year to award three $1,500 Achievement Awards to Broward College Women.






For additional information please call 954-288-7972




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Art Lovers Can Start 2022 Immersed In Art With The Delray Art League January 15 & 16. Save The Dates For Upcoming “Delray Tribeca Festival” March 19 & 20. DAL Is Always Looking For More Artists To Participate

The Delray Art League (DAL) includes all mediums of art. The third weekend of each month (January 15 & 16 this month),  The Big Apple Bazaar has morphed into one of the largest art venues around! Not a member?  You are invited to take part! Free admission, parking and NO TENT SET-UP for artists! Change of date for Delray TriBeca Festival celebrating Art, Music, Food & Shopping on Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20 . The Rickie Report shares the details. If you’re looking for an artist networking organization, check out Delray Art League!






“ARTSCAPE     IN      THE      CITY”










  • Clay ( ceramics)

  • Crafts (Handmade items, quilts, etc. as applied)

  • Drawing

  • Fashion ( original art on fabric, leather, etc.)

  • Glass

  • Jewelry

  • Mixed Media

  • Multi Media ( video, MPEG3, MPEG4)

  • Photography ( digital print, canvas)

  • Sculpture (stone, wood, metal, etc.)

  • 2 Dimensional Art (acrylic, oil, watercolor, collage)




Coming in March :


Food, Art, Music… fun!







The Big Apple Shopping Bazaar has a “Little Soho” Art Colony with a New York City flair!

Now renting beautifully designed 10 x 10 units for both studio and gallery retail space.












Delray Art League Meetups

Join our Free Meetup group at MeetUp.com for more exciting events and meet fellow artists at any one of our events and Artist Coffee and Art Conversation meetups.


Meetup RSVP Artist Coffee and Art Conversation


The Delray Art League is a 501 (c)(3)  non-profit organization with over 50 years of community involvement in Palm Beach County. This year a new schedule of exciting art shows at the Big Apple will benefit and support our non-profit partners, Twin Palms for the Disabled, Palm Beach Habilitation Center and Fuller Center.







Spread the word! 

Come and enjoy the events and participate in the spirit of doing good in our community!


About Delray Art League:

The Delray Art League was established as a non-profit 501 3C in 1965.Over the past 12 years, the league has donated 10% of its profits — equaling over 150, 000 — to help fund art programs in Palm Beach County. These include organizations for children and adults with disabilities. This year, through the Lori Lee Doty Art Education Fund, the league will add art-related initiatives for survivors of breast cancer and their families.

General meetings are held on the second Monday of the month from October through April from 6:45 –  8:00 pm.  Please check for location .


For more information:

Ron Rizzi, President    DelrayArtLeague@att.net

Our Website:      https://delrayartleague.com/




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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Ted Matz Presents At Wellington Art Society Meeting On January 12. WAS Offers Artist Networking Opportunities And Is Open To The Public

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) features artist, instructor, and advocate for the visual arts, Ted Matz who will give a presentation on how to best represent beautiful landscapes through the medium of oil paint. The Wednesday, January 12, 2022 meeting is at the Wellington Community Center. The public is invited to this free event. Please note that CDC guidelines will be observed.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.





Public Is Invited To


Wellington Art Society Meeting


Wednesday,  January 12, 2022


5:30 pm


Wellington  Community  Center


12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL







T   E   D         M   A   T   Z




“Everybody has the ability to create art – it’s just finding the courage to try.”  Ted Matz



All events open to members and non-members


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



Social  distancing  will  be  observed  and  masks  are  required





“On The Way To Georges” by Ted Matz




Ted majored in painting at Eastern Michigan University and is a graduate from Kendall College of Art and Design.  He has worked in design related positions with Jacobson’s Store, Inc., Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor.  Ted is currently the President of Ted Matz Fine Art, Inc., teaching classes and workshops in both abstract and realism. He offers classes in oil and acrylic painting, watercolor, and plein air painting at Easel Art Supply in Lake Park, FL. He also conducts private mentoring sessions, in-studio classes and workshops, as well as online classes. 





“Riverbend Wrong Way Drive” by Ted Matz




Ted has previously taught at the Boca Museum School of Art in Boca Raton, Florida and the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Domestically he has held art and design workshops in Michigan, Massachusetts, Maine, and Vermont, and has conducted international workshops in Cortona, Farindola and Florence, Italy; Paris and Arles, France; as well as Havana, Trinidad, Vinales, and Santa Clara, Cuba.  




“Bees Coming Home” by Ted Matz



When asked where he draws his inspiration from, he says “I love nature and the beauty that the natural world gives to us, therefore I have a very strong desire to record as much of it as possible… for future generations.”  Ted employs various mediums including oil, pastel, watercolor, gouache, and acrylics. He works in both realism and abstraction. Ted enjoys being open to a range of mediums and styles, giving him the freedom to choose those that best represent the subject for each piece he creates. 



“Lowell Flat River” by Ted Matz



Ted was the co-founder and past President of The New Studio for the Visual Arts in Jupiter, Florida and previously held the position of Chair of Painting and Drawing at the Lighthouse Art Center Gallery and School of Art in Tequesta, Florida. He also founded and chaired the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Annual Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Plein Air Festival in Tequesta/Jupiter, Florida and acted as consultant to the 4th Annual Festival.  The event draws 35 nationally recognized juried plein air artists from across the country and Europe. 






“Reflections” by Ted Matz



Ted’s next exhibition will be January 4 through 31, 2022 and will show his Abstract Landscape work at the Eissey Gallery of Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens. He has had his work shown in feature articles in Plein Air Magazine and is currently in the December/January issue.  



Visit www.tedmatzfineart.com to learn more about Ted Matz’s artwork and view his teaching schedule.




The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 40th year.  It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. For further information about the Wellington Art Society, please visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org or email presidentofwas@gmail.com.




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