St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Announces Arts And Cultural Community Networking Mixer On May 29. Learn More About This Newly Designated Local Arts Agency

The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is bringing together the arts and cultural community at a networking mixer and celebration on Wednesday, May 29. Artists, musicians, creative professionals, and business, nonprofit and civic leaders are all invited to mix, mingle, and network. St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is celebrating its recent recognition as St. Lucie County’s designated local arts agency.  Walk away with new connections and inspiration! The Rickie Report shares the details about this and other ways to connect to SLCA!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 INVITES  YOU:

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 29

5:30 -7:30 pm

Sunrise Theater

117 S 2nd St.    Fort Pierce, FL 34950

 

 

Cost to attend: FREE for St. Lucie Cultural Alliance members and a guest*, $10 for non-members.

If you decide to join St. Lucie Cultural Alliance at or after the event, we will credit your ticket cost toward your new membership.

Questions? Contact Holly Theuns at (772) 462-2783, holly.theuns@artstlucie.org. 

*Call or e-mail us for details about our guest policy.

 

 

 

 

Lisa Fitz-Coy, Communications Manager, tells The Rickie Report, “St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is a young organization, so we’re really trying to build awareness among artists (and galleries and arts organizations as well), about membership and our resources. Artists, musicians, creative professionals, and business, nonprofit and civic leaders are all invited to mix, mingle, and network. St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is celebrating its recent recognition as St. Lucie County’s designated local arts agency.”

 

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For more information:

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance

2300 Virginia Ave  Fort Pierce, FL 34982-5632

 

Resources:

 www.ArtStLucie.org

 https://www.facebook.com/StLucieCulturalAlliance/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Announces Expansion Of Jewelry And Glass Studio With New Classes, Workshops, Select Fridays Plus Hosting January 2020 International Traveling Event, “Radical Jewelry Makeover”

The Lighthouse ArtCenter announces the expansion of the jewelry and glass studio. They are offering more classes, workshops and Select Friday events in both disciplines. The ArtCenter is also excited to announce that they will be hosting the international traveling event Radical Jewelry Makeover presented by the Ethical Metalsmiths in January 2020, the first time it will be held in Florida. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.   

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 am – 4 pm      Sat 10 am – 2 pm

No charge for members, non-member adults (18 and older) $5.00

 First Saturday of the month no charge

 

 

 

 

“Glass Wave” by Carolyn Austin

 

 

 

Whether you are just curious to see if making jewelry or creating a beautiful piece of art glass is something you’d like to try or using the expanded studio space to work on your personal artwork, there are many opportunities to utilize the new equipment and working space.

Select Fridays are a fun way to try your hand at a new artful experience and we have many for jewelry and glass. There are Technical and Conceptual Workshops, classes and Open Studio times available.

 

 

Glass

 

 

Carolyn Austin

Carolyn Austin has recently joined the ArtCenter faculty teaching and facilitating the fused glass classes, workshops and studios. Carolyn has been professionally designing and creating glass art for over 25 years in South Florida as owner/artist of Unique Glass Art. She specializes in custom glass etching and carving for residential and commercial areas as well as yachts. She combines etched and carved glass with fused glass in a wide variety of styles from tropical Florida scenes of wildlife and intensely detailed ocean life to contemporary, modern and traditional designs creating unique one-of-a-kind art glass. Carolyn brings this experience and design know-how to her fun and inventive classes at the ArtCenter. She has work in many area homes and can also be found in local galleries as well.

 

 

Glass Select Fridays 6-8 pm

Instructor: Carolyn Austin
​Learn how to create a one-of-a-kind, gallery quality fused art glass with instruction in a casual relaxed atmosphere. Supplies included. All levels welcome.

June 21 – Fun with Faces Learn about fusing glass working with stringers, frit and a variety of glass to create unique  faces into   5” x 5” dish or a piece of art glass.

July 26 – Geometrics – Learn about fusing glass working with stringers, frit and a variety of glass to create a unique 5”x 5” dish or piece of art glass.

$50 per person  All levels welcome. No experience necessary.

 

 

Glass Face by Carolyn Austin

 

Glass Workshops

“Frit Happens”     Saturday, June 15th  10am-1pm

 

Learn to utilize glass frit to create a wide variety of designs in your fused glass art piece. You will have 12” x 12” piece of glass and a variety of colors and sizes of frit to work with to create a dish, bowl or hanging art piece.   No experience necessary. $125 member/$150 nonmember  

 

“Sail Away with Summer”   Saturday July 20th  10am-1pm

Learn to utilize glass to create a wide variety of designs in your fused glass art piece. You will have 12” x 12” piece of glass and a variety of colors, frit and stringers to work with to create a dish, bowl or hanging art piece. No experience necessary. $125 member/$150 nonmember  

 

Glass Fusion Open Studio (Members Only)

Open glass fusion studios are for members who have previously taken a glass fusion class at the ArtCenter. ​$20 per session, plus any additional materials used. Call 561-748-8737 for availability.

 

LATE SPRING/SUMMER: Thursdays, 1-4 pm (through July)

Glass Fusion Workshops

Wednesdays, June 12, 19, July 10 or 17 from 2 – 4  p.m.

Learn about fusing glass into dishes, bowls or wall art. Using a wide variety of glass you will create a 9” x 9” piece of glass art with instruction in a casual relaxed atmosphere.   No experience necessary. $75 member/$100 nonmembers 

 

 

Necklace by Maria Tritico

 

 

Jewelry

 

 

Led by award-winning jewelers Tracey Roedl and Maria Tritico, classes cover learning the basics to honing your skills, all in a creative and imaginative atmosphere. 

 

 

Tracey Roedl

Tracey Roedl’s diverse experience in the jewelry industry spans nearly four decades. Studies with The Gemological Institute of America have earned her a GIA Diamonds Graduate Degree along with Pearl Grading and Colored Stones Certificates. Tracey’s studies include jewelry design and fabrication at University of Wisconsin, design with GIA, high-fire enameling at The Colorado Rocky Mountain School, and a goldsmithing apprenticeship with one of Aspen’s top jewelry designers. She has taught jewelry making at Martin County Continuing Education, and finds sharing her experience, love of metalsmithing, and the inspiration from her students an absolute joy.

 

 

Maria Tritico

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Maria Tritico is a Metalsmith, Art Instructor and Art Therapist currently residing in Tequesta, Florida. She received her BFA from Texas State University in Photography and in Studio Art with an emphasis in Metals/Jewelry before receiving her Masters of Art in Art Therapy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Maria exhibits in local, national and international art shows and during her years working in arts education and art therapy, Maria has worked in a variety of settings which span age ranges 3 – 101 years of age and population types from assisted living/skilled nursing care, to youth and adult classes to incarceration. Maria is currently growing the Jewelry/Metalsmithing and Art Therapy departments at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL.

 

 

 

Bangle Bracelet by Tracey Roedl

 

 

Jewelry Select Fridays

Money Clips

Instructor: Maria Tritico

Friday, June 7, 2019, 6 – 8 p.m. $50 per person

Having trouble shopping for Dad? Make him a one-of-a-kind copper or brass money clip!

Bangle Bracelets

Instructor: Maria Tritico

Friday, July 12, 2019  6 – 8 p.m. $50 per person

Make a unique set of bangle bracelets. Using a combination of copper, silver and gold filled wire, each student will form, solder, texture and patina their individualized set of bangles.

 

 

Pin by Tracey Roedl

 

 


Summer Sessions Jewelry Classes (June 3 – 28, 2019 or July 8 – August
2, 2019)   

 

Introduction to Jewelry and Metal Smithing

Instructor: Maria Tritico

Mondays, 6 – 8 p.m. $175 per session

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of metalsmithing through instructor demonstrations, one-on-one instructions and hands-on experience with hand tools, flex shafts and torches. Beginner, ages 13+.

Metalsmithing/Stone Setting/Beautiful Jewelry

Instructor: Tracey Roedl

Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 1 pm.  $175 per session

Learn more about design, soldering, detailed piercing, carving, forming, filing and polishing metal. Intermediate to advanced. 

Linear Designs and Stone Setting

Instructor: Maria Tritico

Wednesdays, 6 – 8 p.m. $175 per session Intermediate to advanced.

While exploring linear designs, you will also make prong, bezel and tube settings for irregular stones, sea glass or found objects to complete a pendant, ring and/or bracelet.

Jewelry Open Studio

Fridays, 1 – 4 p.m. $10 per person. Open to any member currently enrolled in a jewelry class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For further information about this event, classes, exhibits, or tours:

Please call (561) 746-3101 or go to www.LighthouseArts.org

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

The Friends Of The Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens Announce 1st Annual Juried Art Show. Applications Open Now For January 4 & 5, 2020

Join the Friends of the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens for their first annual Art Show in The Gardens on Saturday, January 4 and Sunday, January 5, 2020. The show will feature artists representing 2D, 3D, Jewelry and Fine Crafts from the Treasure Coast and beyond. Applications are due by November 1, 2019.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this Call to Artists. What a fabulous setting to see your creative artwork!!  Please note: Non-Profit Art Societies and/or Informational Resource Tables will be available at this event for a low fee. What a fabulous way to network with the community!!

 

 

 

 

2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd.     Port St. Lucie, FL    34952
772.337.1959       

Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10 am to 4 pm  •  Sunday Noon to 4

 

Friends   of   the   Port   St.  Lucie   Botanical   Gardens,   Inc.  

 

 

PRESENTS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st    Annual    Art    Show    in    The    Gardens

Saturday, January 4, 2020

&

Sunday, January 5, 2020

9 – 4  Each Day 

 

 

Artists Call For:

2D, 3D, Jewelry and Fine Crafts

Applications are due by November 1, 2019  

 

 

 

 

Please note the Jury Fee for all submissions is $25 and is non-refundable. 

The Jury Fee will be applied to your show/booth fee if your are approved.

If you have any questions or issues, please contact Mark Barnes at art@pslbg.org.

You may also download and print the Artist Application, including the Complete Guidelines and Exhibitor Rules & Regulations by clicking HERE ​(it is also listed below).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this event:

If you have any questions or issues, please contact Mark Barnes at art@pslbg.org.

 

 

www.PSLBG.org/artapp

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Artists & Charities Hand In Hand Opens National/International Call For Fine Art Event On November 2 & 3 To Benefit Armory Art Center, Dreyfoos School Of The Arts, Peggy Adams Rescue League

Artists and Charities Hand in Hand has opened a National/International Call for 2D, 3D, and  jewelry artists for their upcoming event at the Palm Beach County Convention Center on November 2 and 3, 2019. The participating charities are: Armory Art Center, Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation, and Peggy Adams Rescue League.  This is a unique opportunity to be part of a win-win-win situation!  The artists benefit from sales, the charities benefit from sales and exposure to a new audience, and the art patrons benefit, knowing their purchase promotes local artists and local charities.  The Booth fee for this event includes Pro Panel wall set up!  We urge artists to apply now, before the show is filled!  The Rickie Report shares the details for this premiere event – art patrons, mark your calendars NOW Well-known community leaders and artists will be participating and promoting this event, lending their marketing support and huge following, including a nationally known artist who has over 2 million followers.

 

 

 

 

 

CALL    FOR    ARTISTS:

 

2 D

3 D

 Jewelry

Fiber Art

 

 

 

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Sunday, November 3, 2019

    11 am – 5 pm

 

Benefits:

Armory Art Center

Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation

Peggy Adams Rescue League

 

 

 

 

 

Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Blvd.   West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Twenty percent (20%) of all art sales will be donated to the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, the Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation, and the Armory Art Center, divided equally. 

Eighty percent (80%) of sales are retained by the artists.

The Convention Center offers an indoor, air-conditioned, professional venue and plenty of accessible parking.  We offer 100 booths for artists working in any fine art category to show and sell their art in Pro Panel walled booths. The booth walls will be provided to the invited artists.

 

 

 

Show producer, Ingrid Robinson tells The Rickie Report, “Professional marketing will be provided by The Buzz Agency, a premier PR firm in Florida, as well as by the three designated charities/nonprofits. Well-known community leaders and artists will participate, lending their marketing support and huge following, including a nationally known artist who has over 2 million followers. The goal of Artists and Charities Hand In Hand is to bring community, community leaders, artists and non-profit organizations together in a peaceful, fun way by joining united forces to help stem with gentleness, love and kindness thru non-verbal communication, the divisiveness that is going on in the world at this moment.  What better way to do that than through art which speaks to everyone in a universal language that can be understood by everyone”?  

 

This mission statement offers a platform for diverse art forms and the public to interact in a positive experience!  

We urge artists to apply!!

 

 

Artists And Charities Hand In Hand Prospectus:

 

 

 

 

Application and Exhibition Fees:

Application Fee: $45 (non-refundable)

Exhibition Fee for Invited Artists: $1000-$2000 (includes a 10’ by 10’ exhibition booth with 7’ high Pro Panel walls.). Fee depends upon booth location. First come first served. Double booths may be available on a limited basis and must be arranged through the event organizer.

Table with tablecloth (optional): $25

Important Dates and Deadlines:

June 15, 2019: Application deadline and deadline for payment of non-refundable application fee.

July 10, 2019: Artist Notifications Released

July 30, 2019: Show booth fees payment deadline

August 15, 2019: Refund of Booth fee deadline

July 11, 2019 thru November 1, 2019: Wait list artists offered an opportunity to participate as spaces are released.

November 2 – 3, 2019: Show dates

Set Up Artwork: 6 AM to 11 AM Saturday November 2, 2019.

Show Hours: Saturday and Sunday: November 2-3, 2019: 11 AM to 5 PM.

Show Breakdown: 5PM Sunday, November 3, 2019

 

 

 

Mission Statements of the charities/nonprofits supported by this event:

 

 

Armory Center of the Arts:

Is a not-for-profit community based visual arts education and exhibition center providing opportunities for individual growth, self-expression, increased awareness and appreciation of the arts through participation in studio art classes, exhibitions, lectures and other educational programs.www.armoryart.org

 

Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation:

A 501 (c) (3) organization, is to enhance the arts and academic programs at the internationally recognized Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Funds raised by the Foundation provide for curriculum enhancements that cannot be funded through the School District. www.awdsoa.org

 

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League:

Is to provide shelter to lost, homeless and unwanted animals, to provide spay and neuter and other medical services for companion animals and to care for, protect and find quality homes for homeless and neglected companion animals, to advocate animal welfare, community involvement and education to further the bond between people and animals.www.peggyadams.org

 

 

Show Eligibility

  • All artwork submitted in this application must be designed and created by the applying artist and must be for sale.
  • An artist may enter as 2D, 3D and/or Jewelry, but must provide images of all and indicate which category to which each image belongs.
  • No commercial casts/molds, production studio work or factory produced art is permitted.
  • Photography/Digital Art: Only original images taken by the applying photographer are permitted. Only one size of an image may be hung in the booth. All photographs and Digital artworks must be limited editions and clearly signed and numbered.
  • If two artists collaborate to create one original piece, they will be considered one exhibitor and will be permitted to exhibit in one booth. The collaboration must be indicated on the application and both artists must sign each piece displayed and sold.
  • Artist must submit images which represent a body of work. We are not accepting specific pieces, but evaluating the overall caliber and originality of the body of work presented. Artists are free to select the individual pieces to show at the event as long as the art shown is consistent with the art submitted in the original application.
  • If an artist wishes to bring one bin rack, he/she may show and sell limited edition reproductions and/or giclees as long as each piece is clearly marked and numbered as a reproduction.

 

Show Policies

  • Acceptance is non-transferable.
  • The venue for this show is the 55,000 square foot Exhibit Hall B of The Palm Beach County Convention Center.
  • Only one artist, or one collaborative team, per 10’ by 10’ booth.
  • Booth fees will range from $1000 to $2000 depending upon booth location. Booth location and price map will be provided upon Artist invitation to participate.
  • No drug use or smoking is permitted anywhere within the Convention Center.
  • Accepted artists must be present during all festival hours. No agents, representatives, family members or friends are permitted to substitute for the accepted artists’ attendance unless prior written request has been received and granted.
  • If an artist, without permission, closes his/her booth prior to the end of the show hours, the artist will not be permitted to return nor accepted for future shows.
  • No discount or sales signs are permitted.
  • Each artist is responsible for paying 20% of all sales to the event charity
  • Each artist is responsible for collecting and remitting local sales tax to the Florida Department of Revenue as required by law.
  • The Pro Panel walled booths are provided and set up by The Tent Guys: www.artisttents.com Walls are 7’ high.
  • Only the interior walls of the display booth may be used to display art.In other words, each 2D artist will have 30 linear feet of Pro Panel walls to display their art. Sculptors must display their art within the 10’ by 10’ booth floor space.
  • Artists may NOT bring their own display walls, but will need to supply their own hangers.
  • Pedestals for sculpture may be rented at an additional cost through The Tent Guys. Arrangements for rental pedestals must be made by the individual sculptor.
  • Double booths may be available. Individual requests will be handled by the Event Coordinators as space permits.
  • Food will be available for purchase at the Convention Center Concessions.
  • Chairs will be provided.
  • Table with cloths available for an additional $25 fee.
  • For artists wishing to bring additional lighting, electrical access will be available for an extra fee. Details will be provided with invitation letter.

Exhibition Space:

The show booths will be set up in advance in Exhibition Hall B of The Palm Beach County Convention Center. Spaces are 10’ by 10’, with 7’ high Pro Panel walls. Artists may bring their own table, cloth and two chairs or may request these be provided for an additional $25 fee. Only one artist per booth, or one approved collaborative team of two artists. Artists are responsible for keeping their own area clean and orderly.

Artists and Charities reserves the right to inspect all displays for compliance with Show Policies and reserves the right to remove art which does not comply.

Application Process:

Applications will be processed online through Juried Art Services (JAS) at www.juriedartservices.com. Juried Art Services is free to participating artists and includes a detailed introductory tutorial. On line application payments are processed directly by JAS.The $45 show application fee is non-refundable. Applications will not be processed nor forwarded to the curatorial committee unless your application fee is paid in full. Once you have been invited to participate in the show, you will receive instructions for payment of the Booth Fee and will have an opportunity to indicate a single or double booth preference. Applications are due by no later than June 15, 2019.

Curatorial Review:

The Curatorial Committee will review the images submitted as a Body of Work. The art will be evaluated for creativity, caliber (technique, skill, difficulty, mastery of materials), design and originality. Once invited, the artist must show art which is consistent with the body of work submitted with the application, but is not required to show the exact pieces submitted.

Notification:

Once the curatorial review is completed, all artists will receive an email from JAS directing each artist to log into their online JAS account to check the status of their application.You must keep your email address information up to date in order to receive this notification.Notifications will be emailed on July 10, 2019. Each artist’s JAS account will indicate their application status:

Invited: Green checkmark

Waitlist: Yellow exclamation mark

Declined: Red “X”

Artists on the waitlist will receive invitations as spaces become available.

Booth Fee Payment:

The Booth Fee is $1000-$2000 for a 10’ by 10’ space (includes Pro Panel wall set up). Fee depends upon booth location. A map will be available to invited artists who must pay this fee directly to Artists and Charities. Instructions for this payment will be sent to each invited artist and must be received by Artists and Charities by July 30, 2019. Full refund of this fee is available until August 15, 2019. Refunds may be available after this date if the Event is able to re-sell the booth. If the booth can be resold, late cancellations will be subject to a late notice processing fee of $100. Application fees are non-refundable. Artist must supply own hangers.

Categories – All Artists must designate a category on their application:

  • 2D – Original two dimensional fine art including acrylics, chalk, charcoal, graphite, ink, oils, pastels, water colors, and mixed media, etc. All work must be framed and/or presented in a professional, finished format. Fine Art, not craft, Fiber art is acceptable.
  • 3D – Original three dimensional art that is Fine Art, not functional art. This would typically be considered free standing sculpture. Artist may bring their own pedestals or optionally rent them from The Tent Guys for an additional fee. Fine glass art and Fine Art Ceramics would be included in this category.
  • Photography – Signed prints created by the artist from his/her own original negative or digital files that were taken by the artist photographer under his/her own volition.
  • Jewelry – Fine Art Jewelry created by the hand of the individual artist.

Artist Agreement

By submitting this application, I hereby certify that these images represent my original artwork and that the art is unique and made by me.For a collaborative team of two artists, we certify that our combined efforts make every art piece submitted for this application and which will be shown in the event of our invitation to participate. I/we also understand and agree to follow all the show rules as outlined in this prospectus, including remitting 20% of any show sales to Hand in Hand to support the event charities/non-profits. I/we also agree to permit images of my/our art to be used for show publicity purposes.

 

Signature  ______________________________          Date   ______________

 

 

 

ARTISTS AND CHARITIES HAND IN HAND: Artists and Charities Hand in Hand brings artists and charities together.

 

ingrid@artistsandcharities.com

 

Questions? Call Ingrid Robinson:  415-419-4292

 

 

 

 

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

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Doug Marlowe Helps Harness The Power Of Technology For Individuals And Businesses, With A Specialty Niche For Artists. “teachITnow” Alleviates Frustration And Confusion

Doug Marlowe describes himself as “a curious sort”. His passion with art began at age 10, with the first roll of film he developed. That led him to the Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in Photo Science and Engineering. He pioneered many of the processes used to go from the camera to the computer and from the computer to the printing press. Doug moved to telecommunications and was a “midwife” at the birth of the public Internet. Doug’s communication skills led him to decades of engineering project management and workplace education. Who has not dealt with some type of  technology issue?  Through teachITnow,Inc., Doug can help individuals, groups, and businesses corral their technology dysfunction and move forward with a sense of confidence toward success.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Could   you   benefit   from   Technotherapy?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the rapid development of the Internet, computers, digital cameras, and cell phones, Doug was driven to educate those who are confused and frustrated with these technologies; especially artists, whose existence revolves around communications.

 

 

 

I don’t know if anyone else – no matter how creative she might ”think” she is – doesn’t arrive at the Wall of Exasperation! “What am I missing? I need a new set of eyes!” That’s how I felt when I called Doug to walk me through some various social media platforms for my very busy real estate career. Two days later, I took all my questions, my media campaigns, branding questions and sat with my ever patient brain trust named Doug Marlowe. Whether its formatting local or global campaigns or analyzing where the “new frontier” of promotion might be, I thank Doug for opening some areas to explore.
 
 
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Toni Lee Real Estate

 

 

Doug helps to “Do it better, Do it faster, and Deliver results.”

 

 

 

 

 

Doug’s company, teachITnow, Inc. has been helping the “bewildered and confused” harness the power of their technology since 2008. 

 

 

 

Doug Marlowe has been my IT guy for ten years. His creative and patient teaching style has enabled me to feel confident in my ability to control the technologies I need to create my art. I trust Doug implicitly with many aspects of my gallery’s operations, social media, and marketing. I recommend Doug highly.

Yaacov Heller, Artist and Gallery Owner 
Gallery 22 International, Inc    

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the art community, and assistance with PC & Mac issues, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Web Sites (new and updates), Online Stores and Sales (Square, PayPal, etc.), and, of course, training.

 

 

I was in desperate need of revising my web site in time for my SOLO show and knew it needed professional help. My anxieties were dashed within days and my web site looks great at a reasonable cost.  I will continue to call on Doug for help with marketing on social media.  He was a pleasure to work with.  I highly recommend Doug!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kitty Burri

Kitty Burri Fine Art

 

 

 

 

 

A portion of Doug’s client list includes: Ingrid Robinson, Artists and Charities Hand in Hand, Karen Lynne Gallery, Yaacov Heller Gallery 22, Kitty Burri Fine Art, Marian Kraus Photography, PC Professor, Toni Lee Real Estate, ArtsPlosure Decorating, ArtRageous Art & Frame, and many more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information and to get in touch with Doug:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Let’s Get Creative This Summer In Pompano Beach! From Beginner To Advanced, There Is A Class For You!

The Pompano Beach Cultural Division wants us to get creative this summer! They are offering a wide array of workshops that will help both beginners and advanced students, providing them with tips to enhance their “making” skills. During each workshop, students will learn the steps to creating the project at hand, and when the class is finished, they will have their own unique work of art! The Rickie Report tells you what is happening in May at Bailey Contemporary Arts and the Blanche Ely House

 

 

 

POMPANO      BEACH      CULTURAL       DIVISION

   P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S:

 

 

L E T ‘S       G E T       C R E A T I V E !

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

 

Black & White Charcoal Drawing On Toned Paper

Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 11 am to 3 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registration: $40/student

Explore the rich tonal and expressive possibilities of Black & White Charcoal. Learn from instructor Kimberley Maxwell about the various types of charcoal and how to create a delicate range of values on toned drawing papers. The techniques of drawing with black & white charcoal together will be explored. Basic drawing experience recommended.   Kimberley Maxwell was born in Canada and resides in South Florida. She earned her MFA at Florida Atlantic University and was awarded the 2004 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artist Fellowship

 

 

The Blanche Ely House

 

 

 

(Photo courtesy of lafamialdebroward.com)

1600 NW 6th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

 

 

Hand Crafted Teacher Appreciation Cards

Saturday, June 15, 2019   11 am – 1 pm

 

 

 

$5 includes supplies

 

Explore your artistic side and build new friendships! Every month, our instructors will introduce guests to an exciting art form providing both introductory and intermediate techniques that will enhance your skills. Learn how exciting becoming a creative can be!  This month, with school almost over and Teacher Appreciation week coming, we encourage families to come to this event and create the perfect card for your favorite teacher!

 

 

 

 

About the Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department

The mission of the Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes the visual arts, music, film, theater, dance, public art, history, and historic preservation for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents of and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City’s premiere cultural arts venues including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Historical Ali Cultural Arts, Bailey Contemporary Arts, the Pompano Beach Amphitheater, and the Blanche Ely Historical Home. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the Pompano Beach “Crossroads” multi-disciplinary initiative. ccpompano.org

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

“Arboreal” At Bailey Contemporary Arts Is Inspired By Human Interaction With Natural Environment. Curated By International Renowned Sharon Lee Hart

Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) in Pompano Beach is proud to present Arboreal”, an exhibition inspired by the lives of trees and human interaction within a natural environment. The free exhibit is available now through June 28, 2019. Curator, Sharon Lee Hart, visually explores relationships between humans, other animals, and the natural world. Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and internationally. Fifteen artists are taking part.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

41 NE 1st Street      Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879     baileyarts.org

 Tuesday through Friday: 10 am – 6 pm Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm

Sundays & Mondays: CLOSED

Offering contemporary art exhibits, workshops & classes!

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents

 A   Mixed   Medium,   the   Art   of   Trees  

A  Group  Exhibition:   Arboreal

 

Exhibit is available through June 28, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While grandiose trees easily catch our eye, this exhibition highlights the exquisite character of their unexpected and humble comrades. From preserved, pristine cherry blossoms encased in ice to A-bomb survivors in Hiroshima, trees and their parts continually school us on the process of growth, decay, and resurrection.  “This exhibition features the vibrant hues of nature and the tremendous range of nature’s canopies,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “The artists capture the essence of why we strive to preserve our natural environment.”

 

 

 

The lives of trees and humans are intertwined, with trees being the giver in this arguably unbalanced relationship. Trees provide oxygen, shelter, food, protection, among other things necessary for human survival. Though paradoxically underappreciated and worshiped, there is no denying trees have a profound impact on our psyche. This collection of painting, sculpture, installation, mixed-media, and photo-based work is a glimpse into how 12 divergent artists interpret and respond to trees, real and imagined.

 

 

Featured Artists:

Kate Hawkes

Mario Marzan

Sammi Mclean

Elin O’Hara Slavick

Roger Boulay

Maria Britton

Ivan Santiago

Mike Dillow

Sharon Lee Hart

William Cordova

Izel Vargas

Carol Prusa

Nick Gilmore

Roberto Navarrette

Susanne Slavick

 

 

 

Curated by Sharon Lee Hart, she has visually explored relationships between humans, other animals, and the natural world. Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and internationally. Hart’s photographs are in several permanent collections, including The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. She maintains an active studio practice and is the Head of Photography and an Assistant Professor of Art at Florida Atlantic University.

 

 

 

 

 

About Bailey Contemporary Arts

The mission of the Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) is to cultivate, incubate and nurture a vibrant visual arts community that enriches Pompano Beach and its goal of being a nexus of art, creativity, diversity, and inspiration.  Serving as an incubator for artistic innovation and education, the staff of BaCA amalgamates emerging local and national artists with industry professionals to elevate the creative process. Located in the historic Bailey Hotel building, which was, at one point, the center of a thriving downtown in Pompano Beach. Built in 1923, the historic Bailey Hotel is the second oldest remaining building (right behind the old Farmer’s Bank building next door) and is part of the longest contiguous collection of historic buildings in Broward County.     baileyarts.org

 

 

About the Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department

The mission of the Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes the visual arts, music, film, theater, dance, public art, history, and historic preservation for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents of and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City’s premiere cultural arts venues including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Historical Ali Cultural Arts, Bailey Contemporary Arts, the Pompano Beach Amphitheater, and the Blanche Ely Historical Home. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the Pompano Beach “Crossroads” multi-disciplinary initiative. ccpompano.org

 

 

 

 

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

 

29th Annual All Florida Juried Art Show Is Open For Applications, Sponsored By Arts Council Of Martin County

The Arts Council of Martin County sponsors the 29th Annual All Florida Juried Art Show. This exhibit is open to all residents of Florida, with a deadline of July 31.  The accepted applicants will be exhibited at the Court House Cultural Center in Stuart, FL from October 18 through December 19.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges all eligible artists to apply to this prestigious exhibit!  We hope arts related organizations will share this with their members.

 

 

 

 

Court House Cultural Center

80 E Ocean Blvd      Stuart, FL 34994

772-287-6676       martinarts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call to Artists

 CLICK BELOW FOR APPLICATION:

29th Annual All Florida Juried Art Show

 

 

A Juried Exhibition presented by The Arts Council, Inc., of Martin County, Florida  www.martinarts.org

 

 

The Arts Council of Martin County, Florida invites artists residing in Florida to participate in its 29th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show. Selected works will be exhibited at the Court House Cultural Center from Friday, October 18 through Thursday, December 19, 2019. Located in historic downtown Stuart, the Arts Council of Martin County has been a leader in the arts community since 1980. By providing services to visual and performing artists, arts organizations, students and the public, the Arts Council strives to inspire participation and passion for the arts in our community. The Arts Council provides various programs for the community including ArtsFest, The Court House Cultural Center Gallery and maintains an initiative to support arts education.

Deadline to apply: July 31, 2019

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits and events please visit:

The Arts Council 

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

www.MartinArts.org

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Jeweler And Art Therapist, Maria Tritico, Is Featured At Wellington Art Society On May 8. Public Is Welcome To Meet The Artists And Learn More About WAS

The Wellington Art Society will have a demonstration by Maria Tritico of jewelry making with metal on Wednesday, May 8 at the Wellington Community Center.  A “Meet and Greet” is followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting.  The highlight of the evening will be the demonstration by Maria.  She will discuss her art journey, including her work as an art therapist, and her process from idea to finished product. Everyone is welcome to attend.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Maria’s award-winning jewelry.

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  May 8, 2019

 

6:30 pm

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

FEATURING:

 

 

MARIA    TRITICO

 

 

 This is event is open to members and non-members

 

 

 

Metal Necklace by Maria Tritico

Maria Tritico is a native Texan who currently lives in West Palm Beach.  She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Metalsmithing/Jewelry and Photography from Texas State University and her Masters of Art in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  She is presently an Artist-in-Residence at the Armory Art Center, teaching lead jewelry and metalsmithing classes from introduction to metals to intermediate and advance soldering and stone setting.  She also teaches introduction to Metalsmithing and Linear Designs and Stone Setting at Lighthouse Gallery Art Center in Tequesta. She works with  people of all ages in her classes.  Maria’s award winning jewelry has been featured at Continuum 2019.

 

 

 

 

Metal Necklace by Maria Tritico

 

 

Maria draws on the life around her as inspiration for her jewelry designs using lines in nature and patterns in architecture and construction materials.  Her pieces are like line drawings, clean and simple so that the viewer’s attention is solely on the design. 

 

 

 

 

Metal necklace by Maria Tritico

 

 

 

As an Art Therapist she has worked in the Cook County Department of Corrections in Chicago, Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County and Healing Art in West Palm Beach.  Maria allows the client to determine what they need from therapy and tailors how she works to meet their needs, using the art materials as a baseline for conversation.  This helps the client practice creative problem solving skills that parallel skills needed in real life. 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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The Gilt Complex Offers Free Art Talk On May 16. Learn About Framing, Art Restoration, Conservation Services. See Diverse Mat And Frame Selections Beyond Your Expectations!

Artists, students, and art enthusiasts are invited to an Art Talk: “Best Practices In Storing, Matting, and Framing Art” on Thursday, May 16 at The Gilt Complex.  This free event includes a prize drawing and will cover topics such as affordable framing options, tips on protecting and storing your art, styles & trends in displaying art, and photography frames that have a WOW impact!  The Gilt Complex will offer an Art Talk each third Thursday of the month.  We interview Duncan Hurd about this intriguing art resourceThe Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

608 Colorado Avenue  Stuart, FL  34944

772.463.0125     www.TheGiltComplex.com

Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 to 5 

 

 

 

 

 

P R E S E N T S :

 

 

 

Art Talk:

“Best Practices In Storing, Matting, and Framing Art”

 

 

Thursday, May 16

5:30  –  8  pm

 

 

Free admission          Free parking

Free refreshments         Free prize drawing

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rickie Report knows that art is all around us – and we just have to stop and notice!  I was checking out what was happening along Colorado Avenue, known as the “artbeart” of Stuart,  and came across a frame shop called The Gilt Complex. Intrigued, I went inside and had a fascinating conversation with Duncan Hurd, the owner.

 

 

TRR:  So, what’s with the name?

Duncan: 

Our business was founded by a gilder and art restorer in New Jersey in 1982. He has a great sense of humor and rather than call his business something like “Ye Olde Frame Shop,” he decided to have a little fun and call it “The Gilt Complex.” We took over after he retired a couple years ago, and we just love the quirkiness of the name. If nothing else, it’s a conversation starter.

 

 

An example of art restoration: You can see the more vibrant colors (left side) after this piece of artwork has been cleaned.

 

 

TRR:  Tell our readers more about your business.

Duncan: 

The Gilt Complex is a custom framing and art restoration business.  We frame everything from original art painted by the masters to your child’s masterpiece. In our restoration service, we mostly remove dirt and blemishes from the painting’s surface and repair minor damage.  Although we have been known to reline and restore significantly damaged historical works of art. 

 

 

 

TRR:  I’m in love with all your frames!

Duncan: 

Thanks.  We have what we consider to be one of the most diverse collections of frames in the area.  From historical reproduction 22-karat gold leaf finished corner frames to modern unfinished corner frames.  In order to avoid mass confusion, we organize our samples by style, with room between each frame so you can distinguish one from the other.  We have traditional, ornate gold and silver, wood veneer, contemporary and eclectic, and rustic styles, among others.  We even have a bright and colorful Coastal Collection.  

 

 

The thin black liner inside the mat opening on “Blue footed Boobies” by Katie Gianni, heightens the space and distinction between the artwork and the matting. It gives the eye a space to rest and appreciate the artwork, without being too crowded.  This frame further intensifies the feather of the subject matter, while the frame’s corners capture the look of webbed feet.

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  What’s unique about your business?  What sets you apart?

Duncan: 

Three words: selection, service and smiles!  We have well over 2,000 frame samples in our showroom.  Beyond that, we will never compromise on quality.  We only use acid-free mats and papers, and all our glass is UV protected.  We are very careful about how we handle your art, and we take the time to fit your frame the right way.  That doesn’t mean that everything we do is expensive.  Quite the contrary.  We’re happy to work within any budget, but the quality of our work will be consistent no matter what you pay.  

TRR:  And smiles?

Duncan: 

We have a lot of fun doing what we do.  Our customers often comment about what a happy place this is.  It’s much more rewarding to establish relationships than to squeeze every nickel out of every sale.  So, we talk to you and laugh with you.  Life is too short not to enjoy what you do, and we like to share the fun we have doing it.  Thus, the smiles!

 

 

The dark mat took attention away from the art itself and the orange-toned frame was a distraction.

Now, the artwork is the main focus, bringing the blue from the art piece into the mat lining.  Look at how much brighter this piece seems!

 

 

 

 

TRR:  Who else works with you?

Duncan: 

My wife Pam is an engineer and she does everything in our workshop.  She operates our computerized mat cutter, cuts the glass, assembles the frames and puts it all together.  What I love about her approach is that she spends as much time on all the little things you will never see as she does on what’s in front of you.  Katie Gianni is an accomplished artist who brings that level of creativity to designing the ideal frame for your art, whether it’s an original or a print.  Finding the perfect marriage between the art and the frame is what Katie and I most enjoy.  

 

 

TRR:  You said you’ve been around since 1982, but I didn’t even know you were here.

Duncan: 

For about a dozen years we were tucked away in a strip mall on South Dixie Highway near Port Salerno.  Last year in February we moved the store to Colorado Avenue.  We love, love, love being in downtown Stuart in what is rapidly becoming known as the arts and entertainment district.  Someone recently called it “the artbeat of Stuart.”  More and more people are finding us every day due to our more centralized location.  Just like you did!

 

 

 

 

TRR:  How else can people find you?

Duncan: 

Probably the best place is through the internet.  Our website tells our story pretty well at TheGiltComplex.com.  We are a big supporter of the Arts Council of Martin County and you can see our ad in their magazine, as well as in the Lyric Theatre’s magazine.  One of the great rewards of owning a small business is becoming an integral part of the community.  In addition to the Arts Council, we are active members of the Stuart/Martin Chamber of Commerce.  It’s hard to go anywhere without recognizing someone, and we think that’s wonderful.  

Note the red line incised around the middle of the frame and how this accentuates the outlines in the artwork.  This and the color of the frame itself offer subtle touches that enhance the artwork. 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  What framing advice can you offer our readers?

Duncan: 

An expression I often repeat when choosing a frame is, “What does the art want?”  In other words, what frame will best compliment the art and draw your attention to the painting or print?  The advantage of custom framing is having many options available to you – not only the frames, but also mats, liners and all the other components that go into creating beautiful artwork.  You can almost always find something appropriate within your budget.  But if your decision is driven by price alone, you may not even give yourself the opportunity to consider the best design solution.  

 

 

TRR:  Do you have any concluding thoughts?

Duncan: 

If you surround yourself with art, every day will be filled with joy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

The Gilt Complex

608 Colorado Avenue    Stuart, FL 34994

772-463-0125     www.TheGiltComplex.com

Facebook

Instagram:  @thegiltcomplex

 

 

 

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