4th Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival Call To Artists For December 7 – 8th Outdoor Celebration Of Arts

Artists are invited to participate in the 4th Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival presented by the Armory Art Center on December 7 -8, 2019. The Festival features local and out-of-town artists, live music, demonstrations, food trucks, and activities for all ages. The call to artists is seeking local, regional, and national artists working in ceramics, drawing, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed-media, and painting. Last year’s festival brought 6,000 festival visitors. This event is well publicized by local media reporting, media sponsorships, advertising, and social media. Scheduled at the perfect time for holiday shopping, vendors will reach affluent Palm Beach and Broward County residents, and engage our large seasonal tourist population.  The Rickie Report shares the details!  Deadline for application: August 23.

 

 

811 Park Place   W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

CALL        FOR        ARTISTS

4th Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival

 

December 7 & 8, 2019 | 10 AM – 5 PM

 

811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Armory Art Center Campus

 

Last year’s festival brought 6,000 festival visitors.

 

This event is well publicized by local media reporting, media sponsorships, advertising, and social media. Scheduled at the perfect time for holiday shopping, vendors will reach affluent Palm Beach and Broward County residents, and engage our large seasonal tourist population.

 

 

The campus hosts space for 95 10’x10’ tents throughout the Armory’s campus. Tents will be located outdoors in the campus sculpture garden and parking lot.  The Armory Art Center is on the south end of Howard Park within walking distance of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the Palm Beach Convention Center, Hilton West Palm Beach, and Rosemary Square—a premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination.

 

 

Artists will have the opportunity to interact with the public through art demos and booth chats. Live music, food, and activities for kids make the festival a perfect experience for all.

 

 

Set up is on Friday, December 6, 2019. Artists parking will be available.

 

 

To participate, go to armoryart.org/wpbaf-2019 to access the application on Zapplications.

  • Submit three jpegs of the artwork you plan to sell and a picture of your booth display along with your application.

  • Application deadline is August 23, 2019.

  • There is a $35 artist application fee

  • Booths are 10’x10’ for $200 each.

 

 

Tent Requirements: Tents must be 10’x10’ and made to withstand wind and rain. The tent color must be white to remain consistent with event standards. Recommended brands are Light Done, Show Off, and Flourish. There is a minimum of 50 lbs. of weight per corner required to meet quality standards.

 

 

Tent Rental: “Tents 4 Events” is offering tents for rent with set-up and breakdown included. Please log on to www.Tents4Events.us or call 954-675-7634 directly to setup your tent rental.

 

 

4th Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival
December 7-8, 2019 from 10 am to 5 pm
Armory Art Center Campus
811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

About The Armory Art Center:

 

 

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

 

For more information:

Visit www.armoryart.org

or

Call (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

See You At Cornell Art Museum 6×6 Exhibit & Sale On Thursday, July 25! Over 700 Artworks Available At Only $30 Each

Artists from around the country have donated 700 6×6 inch art works in a variety of mediums to the Cornell Art Museum’s fundraiser, The 6×6 Exhibition & Sale All are on view now and then available to purchase for $30 in an auction-style sale on Thursday, July 25.  All proceeds benefit the Cornell Art Museum.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some photos from last year, and urges you to attend! Doors open at 6 pm with the sale starting promptly at 6:30 pm. Rickie Leiter is participating with a mahjong themed piece that rattles when you shake the dice!

 

 

 

 

 

 

51 N. Swinton Avenue    Delray Beach, FL 33444

www.oldschoolsquare.org

 

 

 

 

ANNOUNCES:

 

6th Annual   6X6   EXHIBITION  &  SALE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Sale

Thursday, July 25      

Doors Open at 6 pm

 Sale Begins at 6:30 pm

 

 

Free admission for 6 x 6 participants; $5 admission otherwise

 

 

Exhibit is on view  July 6 – July 25, 2019

Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm       Museum Admission Fee

 

 

 

 

How the 6th Annual   6X6   EXHIBITION  &  SALE works:

 

Each 6×6 work of art available to purchase for only $30 each!

$5 admission (free admission for 6×6 participants) entitles guest to colored bracelet that will be called randomly.

When color is called, guest may purchase up to two 6×6 works. 

Once all colors are called, guest may purchase as many 6×6’s as they wish.

Guests can improve their chances of being selected First, Second or Third to buy art by purchasing First Purchase Lottery Tickets for $20 a chance/5 for $80.  This increases the guests chances of buying their desired original work of art!

The Cornell Art Museum’s 6×6 Art Sale has become very popular and provides a unique opportunity to purchase amazing original art for only $30 each!

 

 

 

 

 

All submitted artworks are sold for $30 each in an auction-style sale. All proceeds will benefit the Cornell Art Museum programming.

 

 

 

For more information:

Art on the Square is a signature fundraising event for Old School Square Center for the Arts, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) registered non-profit cultural organization.



 

 

 

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Pompano Beach Cultural Center Presents Interactive Exhibit, “Super Natural Humanoids”, With Larger-Than-Life Adult Marionettes July 12 To October 4

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center presents “Super Natural Humanoids”, an interactive installation of larger-than-life marionettes, which resemble older adults.  Using levers and pulleys, guests will ‘activate’ these handcrafted works of art, encouraging a dialogue about how society can create better connections with our aging population.  Kudos to artists, Aurora Molina and Julian Pardo!  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, July 12. The exhibit continues to be available through October 4.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.

 

 

POMPANO      BEACH      CULTURAL       CENTER

 

   P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S:

 

 

 

” Super   Natural   Humanoids “

 

 

Opening  Reception:

Friday, July 12

7 – 9 pm

Exhibit is available July 12 – October 4, 2019

 Free Admission

 

 

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center

50 West Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

 

 

Aurora Molina tells The Rickie Report, ““While I was living in Spain, I noticed a cultural contrast in the way older people were treated. In Europe, there was more interaction, appreciation and respect for society’s elders than what is typical in the United States. Here, our aging population and our more vulnerable population seems less included. We created Super Natural Humanoids to open up a dialogue about how we deal with age and how we can work to be more connected and inclusive.”

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibition Encourages Interaction

With Life-Size Older Adult Marionettes

 

 

 

 

 

“Super Natural Humanoids” Installation Art Exhibit by Aurora Molina and Julian Pardo

 

 

 

 

Molina and Pardo especially encourage younger people to play with the marionettes, which range in size from 5 feet to 14 feet tall and take weeks to complete. Through this ‘play time,’ the artists hope that people will realize how fun and cool older people can be, and that all stages of life are connected and should be respected.

 

 

 

“This is a brilliantly thought-provoking exhibition,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “On the surface, playing with the marionettes is entertaining, but on a deeper level the artists are compelling us to reflect upon our own interactions with the aging population in our society. They are challenging us to look within ourselves and be more aware of how we engage with our seniors.”

 

About the artists:

 

Fiber artist Aurora Molina employs embroidery as a drawing instrument, and fabric as a material for building large sculptural installations. She was born in La Havana, Cuba and emigrated to the United States at the age of sixteen. She pursued an education in art and received her Associates of Arts in Visual Arts from Miami Dade College, a Bachelors in Fine Arts specializing in Mixed Media from Florida International University, and Master Degree in Contemporary Art at the Universidad Europea de Madrid. Molina currently resides in Miami, Florida, where she works as a full-time artist. She is a resident of the Bakehouse Art Complex and represented by Bernice Steinbaum Gallery.

 

Julian Pardo is Miami-based Colombian artist graduated from Broward College and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida International University. His work has been shown in local galleries and museums such as the Young at Art Museum, Little Haiti Cultural Center, and Alma Gallery. Along with exhibiting his works, Pardo has also co-curated a South Florida artist-based group photography exhibition titled “Freshly Squeezed” at the Dina Mitrani Gallery. He has worked under the guidance of many well-known artists like Jim Goldberg from Magnum Photo, Alessandra Sanguinneti, and Bruce Giden.

 

 

 

About the City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department:


The mission of the Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes visual arts, digital media, music, film, theater, dance, and public art for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents 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, Historic Ali Cultural Arts, Bailey Contemporary Arts, Pompano Beach Amphitheater, and the Blanche Ely House. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grant awarded to the Pompano Beach Crossroads place-making arts initiative.

www.ccpompano.org.

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Artists Eye Gallery & Boutique Opens Call For Artists And Announces Free Reception On Friday, July 5

Artist’s Eye Gallery & Boutique invites the public to the Opening Reception for “ENCORE” summer art show on Friday, July 5.  The exhibit includes a large array of genres and mediums.  Meet the artists, enjoy some refreshments, and beat the heat!  In addition, artists (from emerging to professional) are welcome to apply for upcoming exhibits.  You do not have to live in Palm Beach County to participate!  The Rickie Report shares the details and sneak peeks.

 

 

 

604 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth, FL  33460

561.586.6666     lwartleague.org

 

Gallery Hours:   Tuesday thru Sunday    Noon – 4 pm

Meet the Artists Reception 1st Friday of each month  6-8 pm

Bringing art to the community from the community, since 1941

 

“ENCORE” Summer Series”

Meet The Artists

 

Opening Reception:

 

Friday, July 5, 2019

  6 – 8 pm  

This Exhibit runs July 2 – 28, 2019

 

 

CALLING ALL ARTISTS  to show your work in our gallery!

 

 

We are proud to offer an unprecedented equal opportunity for all artists! We are unique in the fact that we accept the work of ALL artists, from emerging to professional, to show, sell and compete for awards in our Artist’s Eye Gallery and Boutique, just steps off Lake Avenue on Lucerne in downtown Lake Worth.

 

 

 

Our gallery is owned and operated by the Lake Worth Art League, the oldest non-profit art organization in Palm Beach County, founded in 1941. The league is comprised of very talented artists from all disciplines. More good news… it is very inexpensive to join and show. First, become a member. You then have the opportunity to show up to 5 pieces of work in each one of our 8 judged “season” shows. Each show is judged by a qualified judge that is not affiliated with the league. The league offers cash prizes and ribbons for first, second, third, and honorable mention award winners. Low entry fees for each piece. Summer exhibitions continue with reduced prices for entry as these shows are not judged. The league retains 20% of all sales. That percentage along with membership, entry fees and our volunteers, helps keep the gallery open and your work visible to the public. A reception with light refreshment is held for each show. All shows are advertised. Membership also offers the opportunity to sell your small works/prints, and other original creations in our Boutique. Please go to lwartleague.org to find out more!

 

 

 

The Lake Worth Art League, Inc. was founded in 1941, and is a 501C(3) nonprofit, educational organization established to further the studies of the arts and their development and to enhance the cultural life of its Members, the City of Lake Worth, and its neighboring communities. Your tax deductible donation will be gratefully accepted.

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

561.586.6666     lwartleague.org

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Youth Summer Campers Are Immersed In Creativity And Art! Art! Art! At The Boca Raton Museum Art School. Available Through August 9.

The Boca Raton Museum School of Art offers weekly Youth Summer Camp through August 9.  A typical Day includes creating new art projects, collaborating on team projects, exploring world cultures and art history, learning new art terms, recreation, game time, film, and quiet time.   The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Ages 5- 12 are welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

bocamuseum.org

 

 

 

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WEEK 5 (JULY 1, 2, 3, & 5)

‘ART’RAGEOUS DRAWING AND PAINTING FROM LIFE

Learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting while sketching objects from life. Experimentation and creativity are encouraged to develop confidence in working with a variety of media.

Register for Week 5


WEEK 6 (JULY 8-12)

COMIC CHARACTER CREATOR: HEROES & VILLAINS

Have fun creating original hero and villain characters and creative creatures while learning the basics of cartooning and everything anime. Create stories full of action and suspense by building a story arc with a beginning, middle, and end.

Register for Week 6


WEEK 7 (JULY 15-19)

3-D SCULPTURE SENSATIONS

Learn techniques for constructing sculptures with a variety of fun materials while exploring the basic elements of art: color, form, line, shape, space, texture, and value.

Register for Week 7


WEEK 8 (JULY 22-26)

COMIC CRAZE: CREATIVE STORYTELLING

If you love to draw and have ever wished you could bring your drawings to life through cartooning, this is the camp for you! Develop original characters, situations, and storylines, then combine them with hand drawn elements of constructed animations.

Register for Week 8


WEEK 9 (JULY 29-AUGUST 2)

ARTIST’S STUDIO: DRAWING SKILLS & TECHNIQUES

This week’s camp is designed to help emerging young artists build strong technical skills utilizing a variety of drawing techniques and mediums. Use observation from life and imagination to create unique, one of a kind works of art.

Register for Week 9


WEEK 10 (AUGUST 5-9)

GOING GREEN: UPCYCLING WITH MIXED MEDIA

Unleash the power of transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. Bring found objects and recycled materials to life by transforming them into beautiful works of art.

Register for Week 10

 

 

WEEKLY SUMMER CAMP 2019

Now through August 9, 2019 

 

 

  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 9;00 am- 4:00 pm

  • Doors Open: 8:30 am – 9:00 am (Mon), 8:45 am (Tue – Fri)

  • Early Care: 8:00 pm – 9:00 am ($25 per week) 

  • After Care: 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm ($25 per week) 

  • Closed Wednesday July 4 (during week 5)

A typical Day Includes…

  • Creating new art projects each day

  • Collaborating on team projects

  • Exploring world cultures and art history

  • Learning new art terms

  • Recreation and game time, film, and quiet time

  • Lunch and snack time 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about these workshops, classes, exhibits and other events please visit:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com     561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cornell Art Museum Presents Five Artists In “Unshaped”. Open Now Through June 29 In Conjunction With Pride Month

The Cornell Art Museum presents Unshaped”, in the Spotlight Gallery for the month of June in conjunction with Pride Month. “Unshaped” is a group show curated by R.J. Rodriguez consisting of five artists exploring the confines of mediums and concepts, asking for conversation on the physical and psychological boundaries we create and inherit. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges our readers to experience this exhibit, which is currently open and on view through June 29.

 

 

 

51 N Swinton Ave  Delray Beach, FL 33444

561-243-7922

www.oldschoolsquare.org

Museum Hours:  Closed Mondays.  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10AM–5PM

$8 general admission; $5 for Seniors, Students, Children; Free for Veterans, OSS Members and Children under 12.

 

 

 

The Spotlight Gallery

P R E S E N T S:

 

 

“U N S H A P E D”

 

 

 

 

This exhibit is open now and will be on view until the June 29th, 2019. 

 

 

 

The featured artists identify as LGBTQ+, a demographic still marginalized both in public and in the museum space. This show is a reaction to a large part of art exhibitions still showcasing nearly exclusively white/male/heterosexual-identifying artists.  Just as importantly, it wishes to bring focus to up-and-coming artists using out-of-the-box approaches to their practice.

 

 

 

“All Is Well” by Christina Brown

 

 

 

 

Installation artwork by Roberto Rafael Navarrete

 

 

 

“Unshaped “continues the Spotlight Gallery’s mission to foster connection and conversation amongst the artists and their community by allowing underserved and unseen art to be “spotlighted” and given a chance to be appreciated. 

 

Untitled by Courtney Randle

 

 

The Cornell Art Museum works to the collaborate with local are groups to curate, manage and promote art exhibitions to support and benefit non-profit children’s groups, student groups, art education groups, art scholarship organizations and other artists groups. 

 

 

 

 

Cornell Art Museum’s Mission 

The Cornell Art Museum strives to show nationally and internationally recognized contemporary artists who create innovative and thought-provoking works of art. The Museum exposes the greater Delray Beach and South Florida communities to artwork that is culturally relevant and exciting, hoping to foster creativity and inspire imagination. 

 

 

About Old School Square 

Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach and has served as the community’s gathering place for over 25 years. The historic campus welcomes half a million people each year for programs, classes, events and rental activities and includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and shows. The Creative Arts School (2nd floor of the Crest Theatre building) offers art, photography and writing classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events.

 

Old School Square programs are sponsored in part by the City of Delray Beach, the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, the Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, and the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. 

 

Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444

CornellArtMuseum.org



 

 

 

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Opening Reception June 21 Features “Latest Work” By Artists Of Palm Beach County At Art On Park Gallery. Dr. Joan Lipton Will Jury For Prizes. Public Welcome To Free Event

The Artists of Palm Beach County, Inc (APBC) announces its new exhibition, “Latest Work”, featuring artworks by APBC members.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, June 21 at Art On Park Gallery in Lake Park.  The exhibit includes original works in 2D and 3D in a wide variety of media.  Gallery Co-Manager, Maxine Schreiber, will be the Featured Artist.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek! The Gallery is planning an exciting event for the Lake Park community so look forward to news about this summer event!

 

 

 

 

Art on Park Gallery

 

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

For Artists by artists of all disciplines, media and price points

Open:   Monday through Saturday Noon to 6 PM

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403      561-345-2842

 

 

APBC Art on Park Gallery

PRESENTS:

 

  ” LATEST   WORK “

 

Opening Reception:

 

Friday, June 21     5 – 8 pm

 

Awards Presentation with Dr. Joan Lipton

 6:00 pm

 

 

Exhibit Available now through July 27  

Don’t Miss this exciting exhibit!  

Meet the Artists!

 

 

 

 

 

Artist members of APBC were asked to submit their original, most recent work of any subject. 2D and 3D works were welcomed in all media including ceramics, drawing, textiles, glass, jewelry, mixed media, metal, oils, pastel, acrylics, photography, printmaking, watercolor, collage and wood. Gallery Co-Manager, Maxine Schreiber, was chosen to be the featured artist and her oil paintings, “The Gift” and “The Raffle Prize” will hang in the front window.

 

 

 

Dr. Joan Lipton

 

 

The gallery is proud to announce that Joan Lipton, Ph.D. will be the Judge for awards. Dr. Lipton is an independent lecturer and art historian who received her Ph.D. from The Graduate Center of the City of New York, with a specialization in 19th and 20th-century art. A popular lecturer, she has held numerous workshops in colleges, alumni associations, adult education centers and libraries in New York City and New Jersey; she is pleased to share her knowledge and enthusiasm at the Society of Four Arts in Palm Beach as well as at the Mandel Public Library in West Palm Beach. 

 

Also mark your calendars for other events at the gallery. The third Monday of each month at 6:30 PM the public is invited to an Art Salon. For this monthly gathering, artists are encouraged to bring a work of art and/or refreshments for sharing. Admission is free for members of APBC, but the general public is invited to attend the event for a $5.00 admission fee. Payment will be collected at the door and will be applied towards the membership fee, if one wishes to join at the meeting.

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, Art Salons, studio space or other events:

APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403
561-345-2842
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

Behind The Scenes With The Southern Handcraft Society: An Interview With Pam Warren

The Southern Handcraft Society (SHS) has five extremely active groups in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. The Rickie Report asked Caren Hackman to investigate the history and current status of SHS.  We include her interview with Pam Warren, President of the Delray Beach Pineapple Grove Chapter and photos.  SHS is a wonderful arts organization to get involved with, be it the camaraderie, learning new techniques, or being able to sell your creations. SHS presents high quality crafted items, which often become family heirlooms, to be passed to the next generation.  Anyone interested in preserving, enriching, and trying creative crafts is welcome to attend a monthly meeting to see if this is the organization for you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Behind the Scenes 

Southern Handcraft Society With Caren Hackman:

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  Tell our readers how SHS came into being.

PW:

The Southern Handcraft Society was founded in January of 1985.  The founder, Laura Kluvo (also known as Laura “glue gun” Kluvo)* had envisioned fellow-minded crafters who would be educated through preserving and enriching creative crafts. Currently there are five groups in Broward and Palm Beach Counties, totaling about 190 members who meet once a month each. 

 

Rustic board and two examples of the fairy doors designed and painted by Pam Warren

 

 

TRR:  How did you get involved in crafting, and in particular with the Southern Handcraft Society?

 

 

PW:

Ever since I was a little kid I have enjoyed making things.  I would make paper dolls and their clothes as a gift for my younger sister.  Then, in Girl Scouts, my favorite badge to earn was “the dabbler”.  It included sewing, painting, gluing and miscellaneous other “skills”. As an adult, crafting primarily involved sewing.  I took a class at a quilt shop called “shadow quilting”.  The teacher was Laura Kluvo and she asked me to join a group of ladies she was organizing into a crafting “club”. This was 1985 and the beginning of the Southern Handcraft Society (SHS).

 

 

A woman who organized large craft shows contacted Laura. The woman needed help to run the shows. The first show was held in a model home in the newly developed Woodfield Hunt Club division in Boca Raton. We all had things (mostly Christmas ornaments) for sale in the show.  Within a couple of years that group of thirteen ladies had grown and totally assumed the running of the craft show. As it happened, I was the first chairman of our own show and by then we had moved the show to Patch Reef Park in Boca Raton.

 

 

Somewhere along the way I took a painting class and was totally hooked on painting. I have had a wonderful time learning and then sharing what I learned by teaching classes.  I made it a point that as each of my two grandchildren turn three years old, I would start teaching them to paint with me. This is a part of what S.H.S. is about…we want to enhance our various fields of crafts and our enthusiasm to be creative with others.

 

 

S.H.S. has grown to five chapters in the Broward and Palm Beach County areas.  Each of our chapters produces at least one large craft show annually; some have more than one show a year.  Chapter members, as well as outside artists are juried into the shows.  We are intent on presenting high quality crafted items.  Each chapter, through the shows, creates the opportunity for us to sell our crafts.  We, also enjoy social times and learning experiences at our meetings and at an annual retreat.

 

 

Witch doll and owl pot holders made by Judy Jensen; Ghosts on small gourds, designed and painted by Pam Warren

 

 

 

TRR:  Can you tell us some stories from the early days with SHS?

Pam:

 

At the  first show SHS put on, so many of the ornaments sold that member Maureen Hitch and I sat on the floor in the inventory room  making more ornaments as quickly as we could in order to keep up with the demand!

 

Delray’s Pineapple Grove, the Delray chapter, took road trips during which members would work on crafts together. About 20-25 women went on one of our early trips to a hotel in Daytona Beach. The hotel welcomed the crafters and set up tables in the lobby for them. All of the SHS members plugged in their glue guns and began to work on projects. Apparently we over-taxed the electrical system in the hotel and all of the lights went out….but the hotel took this in stride and asked us  to stagger our use of the glue guns.

 

 

 

TRR:  Do you keep up with current style trends to keep your craft items relevant to today’s home décor?

Pam:

 

Yes! As styles change, the Southern Handcraft Society keeps up with the popularity of interior and collectable trends.

 

Paintings of lighthouses and an orchid on wine bottles painted by Pam Warren

 

 

 

 

Caren: What is trending now? 

Pam:

Items that are utilitarian. No dust collectors. People don’t want to just purchase items to decorate their home. They are looking for unique utilitarian items such as piggy banks, decorative plates…items that are practical and unique. I enjoy taking classes from other crafters to discover new creative ideas. The fun of it is hunting for new surfaces to convert to “something else.”

 

 

Many people can’t get to the beach, but like to bring the “beachy” feeling into their home. SHS keeps track of color trends. The paint company, Deco-Art Americana, offers one and two minute demonstrations of the newest trending colors being used.  

 

 

*Laura K taught a certain technique of quilting, but earned her name “glue gun” while showing how to put together ornaments. A touch of glue here, a touch of glue there and voila, the perfect ornament. She took great joy in spreading her love of crafts and hoped to share it with everyone.

 

Unfortunately, crafts “manufactured” in China are making inroads into the handcrafter work so the group makes an effort to stay one step ahead.

 

 

 

 

Nautical Santa with tree and shells created by Pam Warren

 

 

 

 

 

Caren: What sort of craft items are you currently working on?

Pam:

I pretty much paint on anything that doesn’t move – wood, metal, glass and fabric. I have tried to paint on plastic, but am not happy with the current paints and how they bond to the plastic surfaces. There is such a broad spectrum of plastic compositions and not all paints work with all plastics. I’m working on items for holiday craft shows. I’m not sure how many people realize that Christmas preparation begins in April for items that sell in October and November!

 

 

Currently, I enjoy painting cigar boxes, lighthouses on wine bottles, fan blades that are painted like giraffes. I have also had a great response to decorative table-top containers that I make by painting small discarded drawers and adding feet.

 

I’ve had a great response to my painted wooden bowls. I like to add a few tiny bugs painted on the inside.  Flamingoes, nautical and beach themed items are all popular. Pam painted a 24” high Santa dressed in a rain slicker with a lobster coming out of a pocket, red crab on shoulder, holding a small X-mas tree decorated with seashells.

 

 

 

 

  Two snowmen on candlesticks crated by Judy Jensen and a Santa painted by Pam Warren

 

 

For more information about SHS activities and membership contact:

 

 

Pam Warren: pjrawarren@msn.com

 

 

 

For more information about Caren Hackman:

 

 

Caren Hackman is a graphic designer and fine artist living in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. and author of a book about Graphic Design and Good Business practice: http://www.carenhackman.com/book/.

Be sure to check out Caren’s wonderful artwork – Caren is a talented artist in her own right! She is a founding member of the Artists of Palm Beach County.

www.carenhackman.com

 yogapainter.com

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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Palm Beach County Art in Public Places Opens Its Registry For PBC Residents In Preparation For New Exhibition And New Public Art Opportunities

Palm Beach County Art in Public Places is getting ready to launch a new exhibition opportunity and a new public art project that will be open only to Palm Beach County artists in the Fall.  If you are not yet on the registry list, this is the time to sign up. There is no charge and you will receive emails about Artist Opportunity announcements. The Rickie Report shares the details here and asks you to share this information with friends and colleagues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioned by Palm Beach County Art in Public Places:

“Knowledge is Her Future”, mural by Andrew Reid at Belle Glade Branch Library

 

 

When Artists are part of Palm Beach County’s construction projects, our public spaces, buildings and streetscapes are enriched for all to enjoy.  Inspired by The Palm Beach’s natural beauty and diverse communities, the County’s “Public Art Places” reveal contemporary and historical local stories to create a distinct sense of place. Local, statewide and nationally acclaimed Artists compete for the opportunity to create site-specific works in communities Countywide.

 

 

Register at this link:

 http://discover.pbcgov.org/fdo/art/Pages/Artist-Registry.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this:

Elayna Toby Singer

Palm Beach County Art in Public Places

2633 Vista Parkway  West Palm Beach, FL 33411

http://www.pbcgov.com/fdo/ART

esinger@pbcgov.org

(561) 233-0235

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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South East Florida Polymer Clay Guild Invites You To A Free Workshop On June 30! Find Out Why So Many People Love Claying Around!

The South East Florida Polymer Clay Guild (SEFPCG) has been in existence since 2006.  The members, with various backgrounds, promote polymer clay as an art form by sharing their individual knowledge and ideas of polymer clay with others.  You are invited to a free “Newbie Workshop” on SundayJune 30. Members will share their expertise to educate those who might be interested in working with polymer clay but know little about it. The Rickie Report shares the details about the free workshop, SEFPCG, and shares some photos of previous projects by members.  

 

 

 

 

SOUTH    EAST    FLORIDA    POLYMER    CLAY    GUILD

 INVITES  YOU:  

“NEWBIE  WORKSHOP”

SUNDAY, JUNE 30

 

 

10 am – 3 pm

 

 

Kings Point Art Room**

7000 W Atlantic Ave.    Delray Beach Florida

 

 

NO    EXPERIENCE    REQUIRED!

FREE    OF   CHARGE

 

 

PLEASE    RSVP    By June 25  

SO    WE    HAVE    ENOUGH    MATERIALS

 

 

RUBY JACOBS: 561-732-3744   or email:  rubyforu2@gmail.com

 

 

 

Polymer Clay Pendants with alcohol inks by Tristina Dietz-Elmes

 

 

We will teach you basic Polymer Clay skills including conditioning clay, skinner blends and & other techniques using polymer clay.

 

 

All materials will be provide by guild.

Just bring a container to bring your project home.

 

 

 

Each month, SEPFCG offers a forum for guild members to share their experiences with each other during a Monday night demo meeting; a Wednesday evening mini workshop; and a full day Sunday workshop for our members. Two or three times a year, our guild engages professional polymer clay artists from all over the world to teach at each one of our Sunday workshops.  Most recently, we had the privilege of hosting polymer artists Anna Shaw, Christi Friesen and Suzanne Ivester.  Each came to our guild and taught at a thrilling, educational Sunday workshop.  Our Membership dues are $36 a year, and you may attend one workshop for free before joining. SEFPCG is focused on bringing the art of polymer clay to new people.

 

 

Polymer clay beads with different cane work, by Liz Heller

 

We are fortunate that our Guild meets three times each month:

  • 3rd Monday of every month
    • 7PM to 9PM – General meeting & demo 
    • at Kings Point Art Room (7000 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach FL)
  • 2nd Wednesday of every month
    • 6PM to 9PM – Free Workshop for all skill levels
    • at the Weisman Community Center (7091 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL)
  • Last Sunday of every month
    • 10AM to 3PM – Member Workshop
    • at Kings Point Art Room (7000 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach FL)

 

 

 

 

Polymer Clay Fish by Ruby Jacobs

 

 

DIRECTIONS    TO    EVENT:

**Must have photo ID to enter gate to Kings Point 

(At the gate, state that you are coming for the Polymer Clay Guild Meeting in the Art Room)

RSVP BY JUNE 25, 2019

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 12 “NEWBIES”

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

RUBY JACOBS: 561-732-3744   or email:  rubyforu2@gmail.com

Kings Point, Delray Beach Club House Art Room 7000 West Atlantic Ave   Delray Beach, FL 33446    561-499-0464

Manned Main Entrance Gate 561-499-7751 Club House  http://kingspointdelray.com/ (website home page)

(Sorry, Kings Point does not allow children in the Club House.)

Driving Directions:

• From Rte 95:

  1. Take Rte 95 to the W ATLANTIC AVE EXIT (Rte 806) in Delray Beach.
  2. Go WEST 5 miles (toward the FL Turnpike).
  3. Continue WEST until you cross Jog/Power Line Rd.
  4. Go to next lights and turn LEFT into the main manned security gate of Kings Point, Delray Beach.
  5. Tell guard you are going to the Polymer Clay workshop in the Art Room and that you are to park in the East EndCafé Parking Lot.
  6. Go straight and then right to the Club House and park free in the parking lot on the right and enter through thecourt yard.
  7. Because you are not a Kings Point member, you may be asked to leave your auto license or an ID at the guard desk and to pick it up when you leave.
  8. From the guard desk, turn right to the entrance to the Art Room, second room on your right.

• From FL Turnpike:

  1. Get off at the W ATLANTIC AVE (Rte 806) EXIT in Delray Beach and go EAST.
  2. Go about 2 miles EAST past Oriole Plaza on your left.
  3. Cross Cumberland Drive and turn right at the next lights into theKings Point Delray Beach AdultCondominium Main Security Gate on your RIGHT. (If you reach the Jog Rd lights you have gone too far by 1⁄2mile so make a U turn and go back to next lights and turn left into gate).
  4. Tell guard you are going to the Polymer Clay workshop in the Art Room and will park in the East End CaféParking Lot.
  5. Go straight and then right to the Club House and park free in the parking lot on the right and enter through thecourt yard.
  6. Because you are not a Kings Point member, you may be asked to leave your car license or an ID at the guard desk and pick it up when you leave.
  7. From the guard desk, turn right to the entrance to the Art Room, second room on your right.

Entry to Kings Point Community and Club House Directions: To gain entrance to the main club house;

To Enter at the back Club House Guard Desk. A member, who is a Kings Point Resident, will be available to bring non-residents into the Art Room.

 

    For more information about The SEFPCG:

 

RUBY JACOBS: 561-732-3744   or email:  rubyforu2@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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