Wellington Art Society Announces Reception With Art Scholarship Recipients On May 11th And Kicks Off A New Virtual Fine Art Show & Sale “Spring Bling”

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) features 2022 Art Scholarshirecipients, Sofia Vega and Ashley Forkey at its Wednesday, May 11 meeting, held at the Wellington Community Center. The public is invited to this free event. Please note that CDC guidelines will be observed. WAS invites you to a new virtual juried exhibit, “SPRING BLING” available now through June 30, 2022. Over 70 artworks by 17 artists are featured. View artwork in several ways, including moving yourself around the exhibit using the arrows that appear on screen or by using the cursor. A guided tour is also available as an optionProceeds from sales support WAS Scholarship FundWAS has awarded over $120,000 in scholarships to some of the brightest and most creative students within our community. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  May 11, 2022

 

5:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

FEATURING:  

Art Scholarship Recipients:

ASHLEY   FORKEY

SOFIA   VEGA

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Artwork by Sofia Vega

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is thrilled to present Art Scholarships to two deserving young artists at their May 11, 2022 meeting. The meeting and presentation will take place at the Wellington Community Center, 12150 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington. They will open with a meet and greet at 5:30 pm, followed by the member spotlight and a brief meeting. The meeting will conclude with the presentation of scholarships to two very talented high school seniors. The public is invited to attend. COVID-19 protocols will be observed. For more information contact: Laura Jaffe, presidentofwas@gmail.com. 

 

 

 

The students who will be receiving scholarships this year are Ashley Forkey of Saint Andrew’s School and Sofia Vega of Boca Raton Community High School. The scholarships will be presented by WAS Scholarship Chair, Liza Karsai. Each student will have the opportunity to share about their work and plans for the future. The Wellington Art Society (WAS) has been supporting the advancement of the arts in the Palm Beach County community since 1981 with the intent to encourage young artists to pursue careers in the fine arts, provide programming that expands art in public places, and make art accessible within the community daily. 

 

 

 

Artwork by Ashley Forkey

 

 

The WAS Scholarship Program was established in 2001 to provide scholarships to talented young artists for art related College and University expenses and tuition costs.  Over the past twenty-one years, WAS has awarded over $120,000 in scholarships to some of the brightest and most creative students within our community. Past recipients of the WAS Scholarship have gone on to become educators, illustrators, authors, curators, artistic directors, professional artists and art advocates.

 

 

 

Wellington   Art   Society   Announces 

Virtual   Juried  Art   Show “SPRING  BLING” 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Wellington Art Society

 

 

70   original   artworks   by   17   artists! 

Visit www.WellingtonArtSociety.org  

 

See ART- LOVE ART -Buy ART!  

 

 

 

Available now through June 30, 2022  

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is pleased to announce a virtual art show called “SPRING BLING”. This exhibit features 17 artists and 70 original works of art by WAS members, including photography, digital art, mixed media on hand-made paper, sculpture, and an array of paintings using various mediums.  All artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs.

 

 

 

 

Click and select Start Guided Tour for your own private tour and be inspired by the creativity and beauty of the artwork and artists insights.

There is an EXHIBITION CATALOG view of the show as well.  

 

Visit www.WellingtonArtSociety.org  

 

  

Featured     Artists:

                                

HV Albrecht

Neil Byrden  

Kitty Burri  

David Ciofalo  

Sandra Encaoua  

Del Foxton

Marcia Greene  

Jean Howard  

Laura Jaffe  

Erica Kyle  

Lou Ann LaBohn  

Rachael Laub 

Charles Moses  

Susan Oakes  

Leslie Pfeiffer  

Janine Sabinsky  

Barry Stefan

 

wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 41st year.  It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. For further information about the Wellington Art Society, please visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org or email presidentofwas@gmail.com.

 

 

 

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RCK Gallery Presents World Renown Photographer And Video/Sound Installation Artist, Cheryl Maeder With Grand Opening Friday, May 6, 2022

RCK Gallery is excited to present world renown photographer and video/sound installation artist, Cheryl Maeder. Her video installations are part of Delta Air Lines permanent collection, exhibited at the Louvre in Paris plus many other world wide iconic art sites… and now you can see Cheryl’s innovative artwork right here in Stuart,FL!  The Free Opening Reception on Friday, May 6, 2022 offers complimentary champagne, wine, yummy hors d’oeuvres and Free Valet ParkingThe Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  RCK Gallery will collect donations and the Gallery will donate 25% of all sales to the YMCA of the Treasure Coast.

 

 

 

 

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C  H  E  R  Y  L        M  A  E  D  E  R

 

 

 

FRIDAY,  MAY 6, 2022

5  –  8 PM

 

 

Exhibit is available through the end of May, 2022

 

“Suberge, Judith II”” by Cheryl Maeder

 

 

This  event  is  free and open to the public

Open Every Friday  5 – 7 pm           Or By Appointment

 

 

TAKE   ADVANTAGE  OF   THE   FREE  VALET     PARKING  

 

 

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

 

 

 

Video Installation, “Climate Change” by Cheryl Maeder

 

Cheryl Maeder tells The Rickie Report, “The core of the work is “connection”; the connection to the self, each other and to all life forms on this planet…” Maeder’s photography became the inspiration for the Dove Campaign on ‘Real Women, Real Beauty’, which transformed the way women are viewed in the global media.

 

 

 

 

Video installation by Cheryl Maeder

 

 

 

Cheryl Maeder is intuitively linked to everything in the world around her and us. Now is our chance to see a variety of her works which focus on relatedness. She speaks for Mother Nature, as a guide to all of us.  The core of Cheryl Maeder’s work is about “connection”; the connection to the self, each other and to all life forms on this planet.  It is Maeder’s philosophy, that we humans are not only of this world, we are also connected to the broader universe.  It is this concept that permeates throughout her limited edition photographs and video installations…

 

 

 

“Submerged I” by Cheryl Maeder

 

RCK Gallery owner, Clay Kanzler shares, “Cheryl Maeder will also be featuring a video installation in the main gallery which will be very exciting for Stuart to enjoy! Come and discover this unique exhibition as RCK brings the incredible experience to The Treasure Coast!” Maeder’s installations have been exhibited in public art platforms on climate change and the environment in the United States, South America & Europe.

 

Born in New Jersey, Cheryl Maeder moved to Zurich, Switzerland in her early 20’s, where she studied photography at the Zurich University of the Arts.  Eight years later, she returned to US and opened her photography studio in San Francisco, where she photographed international advertising and fashion campaigns.She transitioned from photographing fashion models to photographing real women, to celebrate the beauty of women in all shapes and sizes. In 2005, Maeder relocated her studio to the Miami area and deeply immersed herself into fine art photography and filmmaking.

 

 

 

 

 

Beach Scene by Cheryl Maeder at SCOPE Art Fair Miami, FL by Galerie Vivendi Paris

 

 

Maeder’s artworks are in prominent public spaces and permanent museum collections: Frost Museum(Miami) and the Coral Springs Museum of Art. She participated in a group exhibit at the Louvre Museum (Paris), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Rome), Miami New Media Film Festival, Public Art Platform, Art & Technology, “Curated Thesis on Water, Climate Change & Communities” Traveling Group Exhibition (Bogota, Caracas, Valencia, Miami, Santo Domingo, San Nicolas & Rome).  Her works can be found at the Montefiore Medical Center, Permanent Collection, New Rochelle, NY Campus, state-of-the-art new Emergency Department & Radiology Clinic.  She had a Solo Exhibition at Miami International Airport and her artworks have been auctioned by Sothebys NY. She worked with PBS’ Filmmaker Project as a featured Filmmaker, film “PLAY” televised nationally on PBS, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.  “Submerge” a Public Art Video Installation, was seen at the Canvas Outdoor Museum (City of West Palm Beach, FL) and she has exhibited at major art fairs worldwide including Art Miami, Scope NY, Art Toronto, Art London and Art Shanghai. Her photographs are 30 x 45 inches and 40 x 60 inches, limited editions of 10. Video Installations are also limited editions of 10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 Exhibit is Open April 22 – May 5, 2022

 

 

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

June 3, 2022 – “Bits and Pieces”

 

 

 

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

RCK GALLERY

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

Email: aprilterborg@gmail.com

 

 

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Public Artist, Muse Award Winner, Author, Educator & Art Decor Preservationist Sharon Koskoff Kicks Off 7 Week Event “Trilogy: Art, Architecture & Community” At HATCH 1121 Art Gallery In Lake Worth Beach

Public Artist, Author, Educator, & Art Deco Preservationist & Muse Award Winner, Sharon Koskoff kicks off a 7-week event featuring paintings, photographs, book signings, a walking tour, an art workshop, and lectures in Lake Worth Beach at HATCH 1121 Art Gallery” TRILOGY: Art, Architecture & Community” opens Thursday, April 28 with guided tours and celebrates the 35th Anniversary of the Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches! This Sharon Koskoff Retrospective features: Alone Together: A Corona Crisis Collage! Sharon Koskoff / Mixed Media Mural Collage / 5-feet High by 30-feet Wide / 113 PBC Artist Submissions. The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, April 29.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This exhibit continues through June 13th, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LULA Lake Worth Arts

HATCH 1121 Art Gallery

1121 Lucerne Avenue   Lake Worth Beach, FL 33460

www.ArtDecoPB.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Art Deco Day

Thursday, April 28th

Opens 1– 4 pm

 

Guided Tours:    2:00 pm  &  3:00  pm

 

 

 

O P E N I N G      R E C E P T I O N:

Friday, April 29, 2022

 6 – 8 pm

 

 

 Exhibit continues through June 13, 2022

 

 

 

 

TRILOGY begins on Thursday afternoon from 1 – 4 pm in honor of World Art Deco Day, celebrated globally to mark the first day of the 1925 Decorative Arts Exposition held in Paris, from which the name Art Deco originates. Lake Worth Beach Mayor Betty Resch has recognized and proclaimed April 28th as World Art Deco Day!

The Opening Reception for TRILOGY is Friday Evening, April 29th, 2022 at the Hatch, 1121 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth Beach and is free and open to the public.  

Sharon Koskoff will be at the Hatch 1121 Arts Center on Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 1-4 pm with Saturday’s Lectures beginning at 2 pm.

 

 

 

 

Explore Art in Public Places, Art Deco in PBC, International Art Deco Structures, Murals, Historic Preservation, Community Revitalization and Restoration through Arts & Culture!

 

 

A  7-week Festival….

 

 

Featuring the Premiere Live Showing of the ALONE TOGETHER: A Corona Crisis Collage the Socially Distant Mural Installation with 164 submissions by 113 PBC artists!

Art in the Alley Community Mural to Save Old School Square Books Signings

Collages of Art in Public Places Media

Decorative Paintings

Family Fun Day for during Kids on Memorial Day Weekend

Landmarks in Lake Worth Art Deco Walking Tour

Free Weekly Lectures

A Selfie with a Mummy

Door Panels

Pastel Paintings

Photography Exhibition of Art Deco Architecture 

Recycled Mixed Media Assemblages  

Sculptures

 

And more!

 

For more info… Visit www.ArtDecoPB.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Charlotte J. Burrie Community Center Presents “An Intimate Evening Of Great Art And Great Conversation” With American Pen Women Ft. Lauderdale Chapter Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, the Charlotte J. Burrie Community Center hosts a free, intimate evening of Great Art and Great Conversation with six nationally and internationally award-winning and collected fine artists from the National League of American Pen Women – Fort Lauderdale Branch. Hors d’oeuvres and libations are included. It’s a unique opportunity to view the exhibit, meet and hear these women artists talk about their art journey and current work. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ART      NIGHT      at    the     BURRIE

 

 

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

7   –   9  pm

 

 

Open to the Public

 

 

This is a FREE Event, however, guests are ENCOURAGED to REGISTER

 

 

Charlotte J. Burrie  Community  Center

2669 N Federal  Highway     Pompano  Beach, FL 33064

 

 

 

MEET      THE      ARTISTS:

 

 

 

 

Kirsten Hines:

 

 

“Sunset Heron” by Kirsten Hines

 

 

 

Kirsten Hines is an award-winning author and wildlife photographer with a master’s degree in biology. Her writing and photography have appeared in several publications, including six books. Kirsten’s images have also been featured in photography showcases, public art programs, and in regional, national, and international exhibitions. www.KirstenHines.com.

 

 

 

 

M. Christine Landis:

 

 

“Harmonizing on Catalina” by Chris Landis

 

 

A self-taught artist and muralist Chris Landis’ watercolors have been recognized both local and nationally. With high attention to detail that typically incorporates many layers, her goal is to capture a sense of peace and contentment in her paintings. A teacher at heart, she publishes YouTube videos as well as presents nationally live virtual demonstrations on how to draw and paint a variety of subjects. www.MChristineLandis.com/

 

 

 

 

Phoenix:

 

 

“Resting Rosie” by Phoenix 

 

 

Internationally collected, award-winning conservation photographer Phoenix is the recipient of two month-long Artist-In-Residence programs – Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Olive Stack Gallery in Ireland and nine public art awards. The featured artist for the first Endangered Exhibit – United Kingdom she serves on the Public Art and Placement Advisory Board, City of Fort Lauderdale. Her works have graced national magazine covers and been featured in newspaper and magazines worldwide. www.PhotographsByPhoenix.com

 

 

 

Pauline Runkle:

 

 

“Mekong River Boat” by Pauline Runkle

 

 

A painter and lecturer, Pauline Runkle’s soul is grounded in nurturing the earth.  It all started with her design business, Floral Artistry, which gave her the privilege of lecturing at major museums in the United States as well as working for PBS as the set designer for John Williams and the Boston Pops. Her own garden is included in the Archives of American Gardens at the Smithsonian Institute. Pauline’s goal is to inspire and share her passion for life – the environment, travel and worldwide studies – through creative artistry. www.PaulineRunkleFineArt.com

 

 

Donna Sallee:

 

 

“Beauty and the Bee” by Donna Sallee

 

 

 Known for her elaborate and colorful murals and paintings, Donna Sallee’s several thousand commissions beautify palatial homes in South Florida as well as across American and Europe and mega-yachts on the high seas. Working across mediums in oil, pastels and acrylics, her local credits include the art at Aruba Beach Café, the lobby of the High Noon Hotel in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea; and a major artistic role in the restoration of 4 stories and the ceiling of the historic Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in Miami. www.ArtByDonnaSallee.com

 

 

 

 

 Tammy Seymour:

 

 

“Lucinda” by Tammy Seymour

 

 

 

Tammy Seymour is a multi-awarded and exhibited artist, who expresses the WET and WILD experiences of nature in  watercolors, acrylics and gouache. She is inspired by nature’s color and beauty. Personal dedication to environmental conservation is a very strong element in her work. This led her to initially paint turtles as a major subject matter and become known as the “Turtle Lady”. Her love and fascination of wildlife inspired her to paint colorful birds of Florida and majestic animals of Africa. www.tamaraseymour.com

 

 

 

 

 

For More on National League of American Pen Women – Fort Lauderdale Branch: www.lauderdalepenwomen.wixsite.com/nlapw

 

 

 

About National League of American Pen Women – Fort Lauderdale Branch:

For more than 65 years the Fort Lauderdale Branch of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) has been a prestigious organization of professional women in the Arts – Published Writers, Authors, Poets, Musical Composers and Award-Winning Visual Artists. Today primarily a community of professional, contemporary visual artists, Pen Women believe in the power of art to illuminate the human experience, fire the imagination and nurture the soul. Our visual artists work in a variety of media including acrylic, watercolor, oil, sculptor, porcelain and photography. Many are national and international award-winning and collected artist. All are committed to inspiring talented young women to pursue their college arts education degrees. To that end they raise funds each year to award three $1,250 Achievement Award scholarships to deserving women art students at Broward College. The oldest women’s art organization in America, NLAPW was originally founded in 1897.

lauderdalepenwomen.wixsite.com/nlapw

 

 

 

About Charlotte J. Burrie Civic Center

Charlotte J. Burrie Civic Center, 2669 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL, had its grand opening celebration on March 12, 2020 just in-time to be closed most of the past two years due to COVID-19. It is re-opened now offering a variety of programming, including: yoga, fitness, karate, dance and Spanish lessons. Overseen by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, the 8,700-square-foot civic center, in Pompano’s Cresthaven neighborhood, includes a reception area, two multi-purpose activity rooms, a conference room, a warming kitchen and a large assembly space with a fixed platform stage and adjacent dressing rooms. 

 

 

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Art Adventures & Whitespace Are On The Move! Enjoy Food For The Soul And Art For The Mind In Cleveland, OH August 25 – 30, 2022

Pack your bags and take off to nourish your soul and your mind as Elayne Mordes of Whitespace offers a new Art Adventure!  Explore Cleveland, OH with other art aficionados from August 25 – 30, 2022!  Immerse yourself in Private Collection and Corporate Collection tours as well as a special visit with renown photographer, Rita Montlack.  Experience FRONT 2022 in person! The Rickie Report shares the details and registration forms here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn more about Whitespace Collection

 

 

 

 

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Zero Empty Spaces At Legacy Place In Palm Beach Gardens Fundraises For Ukrainian Aid Effort With Special Reception Saturday, April 23

Zero Empty Spaces in Legacy Place, Palm Beach Gardens, FL invites the public to a special fundraiser for Ukraine Aid with twelve local artists. Featured artists Lupe Lawrence and Andrew Holliman and their colleagues will greet visitors at the Free Public Reception on Saturday, April 23, 2022.  A portion of proceeds from the art sales will be donated to Razom Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief Fund. The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks. This  event continues through May 6, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

Original Artwork by Cassandra Nordenbrock

 

 

 

 

Zero Empty Spaces Legacy Place

11300 Legacy Place Suite 140      Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, April 23, 2022

6 – 8   PM

 

 

 

Original Painting by Andrew Holliman

 

 

 

Zero Empty Spaces in Legacy Place, Palm Beach Gardens, FL invites the public to a special fundraiser for Ukraine Aid with twelve local artists. Featured artists Lupe Lawrence and Andrew Holliman and their colleagues will greet visitors at the Free Public Reception on Saturday, April 23, 2022.  A portion of proceeds from the art sales will be donated to *Razom Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief Fund.

 

 

 

 

Original Artwork by Lupe Lawrence

 

 

 

*Razom, which means “together” in Ukrainian, believes deeply in the enormous potential of dedicated volunteers around the world united by a single goal: to unlock the potential of Ukraine. Razom works towards that mission by creating spaces where people meet, partner and do.

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Please visit : ZeroEmptySpaces.com

Email:  vangiessen@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

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Zen, Arts, and Music Festival (ZAM Fest) Offers Free 2 Day Multicultural Event Saturday, April 23 And Sunday, April 24 In Port St. Lucie For All Ages

The Zen, Arts and Music Festival (ZAM Fest) is a free two-day multicultural event that highlights dance, music and family-friendly activities. Concertgoers will experience music from two stages at the MIDFLORIDA Event Center from nationally renowned musicians to local favorites. Free admission and parking on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24. The Rickie Report shares the details and photos.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The MIDFLORIDA Event Center

9221 SE Event Center Place        Port St. Lucie, FL

 

ZAM Fest Hours:

 

 

Saturday, April 23        11 am to 10 pm

Sunday, April 24         11 am to 9 pm

 

 

Bring your own chair.

You may bring a low-back, folding beach/camping chair to use at the festival.

Sorry, but absolutely no poolside lounges, lazy boys, banquet/folding metal chairs or inflatable furniture allowed on festival grounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A full schedule of events, vendors:

www.ZamFestPSL.com 

or call 772-807-4488

 

 

 

Kevin Beatkeeper – Drumming

 

 

 

ZAM Fest will feature a kids’ zone, food vendors and artisans. Children will enjoy face painting, craft projects, glitter tattoos, fairy hair, trackless train rides, bounce houses, an obstacle course and a petting zoo. Port St. Lucie’s most popular food trucks will dish out fan favorites such as barbecue, mac n’ cheese, collard greens, specialty egg rolls, burgers, wings, seafood and delicious desserts. Adult beverages also will be available for purchase. Paintings, sculptures, jewelry, pottery and photography will be on display. Find your zen by taking free yoga and dancing to the hypnotic sounds of a drum circle!

 

 

 

 

Kids Activities

 

 

 

Grammy Award-winning country supergroup Diamond Rio is Saturday’s headliner. Fans can kick up their heels to  hit singles, “How Your Love Makes Me Feel,” “One More Day,” “Beautiful Mess,” “Unbelievable” and more. Other multicultural artists are set to play throughout the day, including Apollo Vega, Caribbean American Cultural Group, Inc., jazz saxophonist Gary Palmer, Reggae Rainfall Band and The Groove Soul Band.

 

 

 

 

Shop the Vendors!

 

 

 

 

The Event Center Plaza transforms into a 90s  hip-hop party on Sunday when rap duo  Tag Team and celebrity rapper Tone Loc take the stage. Fans can expect to hear chart-topping hits  “Whoomp! (There It Is),” “Wild Thing,” “Funky Cold Medina” and many more during a fun-filled night. Five bands will warm up the audience, including Joette’s Strings Music Studio, Will Vaughn, 2 Saxy with Harry & Leslie Fager, Saxophonist Bruce M. Bernstein and Tomasito Cruz Band.

 

 

 

 

 

Meet  Mindfulness Experts

 

 

 

ZAM Fest is presented by Mattamy Homes and Riverland. Co-sponsors include St. Lucie Cultural Alliance; Food Homes; Sansone Group; AKEL Homes; Geico Philanthropic Foundation; Sina Companies; Tambone Companies; and Walmart. Friends of the Festival include Braden Real Estate; Carr, Riggs and Ingram; Cotleur Hearing; Florida Power & Light; Nature’s Keeper; OCULUS Surgical; Port St. Lucie Police Foundation; Seefried Properties; Southern Eagle Distributing; SRP Photography; and Urban Air Adventure Park Port St. Lucie.

 

 

 

 

A full schedule of events, vendors: www.ZamFestPSL.com 

Call 772-807-4488

 

 

Join the Alliance:

   www.artstlucie.org/memberships.

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, April 14, 2022

5:30  to  7:30 PM

 

 

 

Elliott Museum

825 N.E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL

 

 772-225-1961 ● elliottmuseum.org

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

 

 

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

 

 

Suggested Donation Is $5.00 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEET    THE    ARTISTS:

 

Jane Lawton Baldridge – Acrylic Painting      

Jeanine Baum – Oil Painting

Michaelann Bellerjeau – Oil Painting

Kimberly Beltrame – Oil on Canvas

Mallo Bisset – Oil on Canvas

Deborah Bottorff – 3D Acrylic Mosaic on Canvas

Janis Clary – Acrylic on Canvas

Diana Rell Dean – Pastel

James J. DeMartis – Watercolor

MJ Dowling – Acrylic on Canvas

Dot Galfond – Kiln Formed Glass

Torenzo Gann – Collage

Renee Keil – Acrylic Inks/Pastel

Carol Kepp – Oil Painting

Sue Klahne –  Acrylic & Resin

Sheryl Levine – Collagraph

Maria G Miele – Oil on Canvas

Mary Mirabito – Oil on Canvas

Lynn Morgan – Pastel 

Sally Browning Pearson – Watercolor

Chad Periman – Photography

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez  – Fiber Art/ Handloom Knit

Danuta Rothschild – Acrylic on Canvas

Mark A. Stall – Photography

Curt Whiticar – Oil Painting

Laura Kay Whiticar-Darvill  – Jewelry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

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

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

 

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

 

 

About the Historical Society of Martin County:

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

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  April 13 , 2022

 

 

5:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

FEATURING:  

MARCIA   GREENE

 

Stained glass by Marcia Greene

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

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

 

 

Social  distancing  will  be  observed  and  masks  are  required

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Stained glass by Marcia Greene

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 artynurse@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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Opening     Reception:

Two     Spring     Exhibitions

 

 

 

Tuesday , April 26, 2022

5:00  –  7:00 pm

 

“Dazzle”  – Wellington  City  Hall

“Love  4  Art”  – Wellington  Community  Center

 

 

 

Two    venues    –    ONE    great   night!

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

MEET    THE    ARTISTS:

 

Hartley Barnes

Betty Brodie

Neil Byrden

Laura Jaffe

Susan Mosely

Susan Oakes

Leslie Pfeiffer

Cindi Taylor

Elaine Weber

Linda Zolet

 

 

 

MEET    THE    ARTISTS:

 

 

Hartley Barnes ⋅ Audrey Freedman ⋅ Charles Moses ⋅

Cindi Taylor ⋅ Heather Bergstrom ⋅ Stan Greenfield ⋅

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

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

Janine Sabinsky ⋅ Tammy Wolfson ⋅ David Ciofalo ⋅

Susan Mosely ⋅ Barry Stefan ⋅ Linda Zolet

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

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

Maria Miele’s Artistry Is Featured At The Palm Beach Art, Antique & Design Showroom For Month Of April And At Palm Room May 4 Through End Of June

Maria Miele is a visual artist, painter, photographer, and design consultant, so what better place to find her artwork this month than at the Palm Beach Art, Antique & Design Showroom in Lake Worth! The monthly Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, April 7 and is open to the public at no charge. Make an Appointment with Maria  NOW through April 30, 2022.  Maria’s art is constantly evolving which is evident in the variety of subject matter and painting styles throughout the years. She will be at the Martin Artisan Guild’s Palm Room Gallery & Boutique in Stuart from Wednesday, May 4 through the end of JuneThe Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and more details about commissions and her new ethereal series.

 

 

 

 

 

500 N. Dixie Hwy   Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-229-0046

www.palmbeachdesignshowroom.com

 

 

Opening  Reception:

  Thursday, April 7, 2022

 

 

 

 4  –  7   pm

 

 

Now   through   April 30, 2022

 

 

 

“Key West Rooster” by Maria Miele

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique

 

 

Opening  Reception:

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

5:30  –  7:30 pm

 

 

 

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm

This exhibit is available May 4  – June 30, 2022

3746 SE Ocean Blvd.       Stuart, FL

 

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

 

 

 

 

~~~  Make     An     Appointment     With     Maria  ~~~

 

Phone:  772.486.4229  or  mgmoriginalsfineart@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spending time with eclectic artist Maria Miele feels like a true moment of refreshment! Maria tells The Rickie Report, “My Paintings capture and interpret natural environments in an expression of color and minimal composition. My work is constantly evolving which is evident in the variety of subject matter and painting styles throughout the years. My subjects are often inspired by life, pop culture, bold composition and interpretive abstracts. What stays consistent is my passion for color and bold, minimal composition as evidenced in my photography”.

 

 

 

“S E L F I E S”     COMMISSIONS  ACCEPTED

 

 

 

“Selfies” by Maria Miele capture the essence of each person she paints

 

 

 

 

Maria has chosen NOT to put herself in an artistic “box”, being typecast for a certain style or medium. The result is that one can see her creativity as it flows through her veins.  A rooster with a contemporary sparkle easily lives next to a serene and reflective piece on her easel.

 

 

 

“FINE       ART     ORIGINALS”

 

 

 

Maria works closely with interior designers, decorators, and home owners to bring each space to life.

 

 

 

 

“Date Night Revisited” by Maria Miele

 

“Seeing Maria’s art in person is refreshing, breathtaking, and exciting all in one glance!”, shares a visitor to her studio.

 

 

Maria’s joie de vivre comes through in all of her creations. Each element in Maria’s journey has strengthened her to be the best “Maria” she can be!  While Maria doesn’t step away from the reality of the world, staying focused on the present is important to her…and that is what her artwork does for each viewer.

 

 

“Studio Reflections” by Maria Miele

 

 

 

 

Maria taught studio art and photography to students from elementary age through college and is an adjunct professor at Indian River State College. While Maria may have retired from teaching, she never retired from creating her own artwork. As she says with great enthusiasm, “I’m finally getting back to what I am meant to be doing!’

 

 

 

 

“Surrender to the Night” by Maria Miele

 

 

 

Photography has always been a vehicle for inspiration and experimentation and is the usual resource for her paintings. She says, “Being able to capture a place, or moment in time and transfer that to a 2-Dimensional surface is what I am called to do artistically. I often think of Picasso as my muse and motivator, not for his styles or even specific works but for the work ethic, the commitment to his art and the importance of making it authentic to what drives me to create a painting or capture an image”.  Maria offers photography bookings, family shoots, senior photos, and vacation travel shoots.

 

 

 

 

 

“Islamoralda” by Maria Miele

 

Always active in her community, Maria just added another exciting volunteer project to her resume, as she designs and paints a “Giving Tree” mural for the Children’s Advocacy Council in Port St. Lucie. This agency covers four counties, offering children’s advocacy.  The Ribbon Cutting takes place on April 30. Maria tells us that one of her most impactful experiences was teaching art to students in needy areas where creativity was undernourished.

 

 

Maria is an active member of  Martin Artisans Guild, Martin Arts, Gallery Committee for Courthouse Cultural Center, and St. Lucie Cultural Alliance. She has exhibited in international art shows including SPECTRUM Miami and is associated with Redwood Media Group. Maria has won several awards at the AE Backus Museum, Martin Arts venues.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

For more about Maria’s artwork, commissions, or photo shoots:

 

Maria G. Miele

https://www.mgmoriginals.com/

instagram: @mgmoriginals_fine_art

 

 

 

 

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