St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Kicks Off Season In A Big Way With “The Vault” Grand Opening Friday, November 18 In Fort Pierce

The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance invites the public to attend The Vault’s Grand Opening at the November Art Walk Friday, November 18. Enjoy wine and locally catered food. The Alliance’s Literary Guild will be on hand for a meet-and-greet with book signings in addition to live painting. A special Drum Circle led by Kevin Beatkeeper takes place in the parking lot.  Stubborn Bastards Band will add to the entertainment. The Rickie Report shares the details with links to sign up for the Drum Circle and RSVP for the Grand Opening.  Admission is Free- but PLEASE RSVP.





111 Orange Ave. in Downtown Fort Pierce, FL






Friday, November 18, 2022

5 – 8 pm

Free admission and parking











Downtown Fort Pierce’s historical buildings have gone through multiple transitions over the years. A recent metamorphosis has taken place at 111 Orange Avenue. Formerly the Sun Bank building, it is now divided into several sections with offices and galleries upstairs, and until recently, the home of St. Lucie Cultural Alliance.


This summer, the Alliance headed to the basement. “We’re calling the entire space The Vault,” curator Terry Long says. “There’s an actual bank vault there. It’s the coolest thing ever – a fun space.” Long has been curator for the last year and a half. “Fort Pierce, really all of St. Lucie County, is extremely rich with a variety of talented people in the arts, music, dance, theater.” 



Fort Pierce also has its own genre, art history-wise. “We have the Highwaymen,” Long explains, “and hundreds of plein air artists. I could go on and on. As more people become aware of St. Lucie Cultural Alliance, we’re constantly increasing membership.”  This led to the happy problem of becoming cramped upstairs. “We started in little offices inside the county administration building on Virginia Avenue,” Long says, “then moved downtown. But we’ve outgrown it.”


Over the years, artists have been housed in the building, including Art Mundo, a non-profit that focused on visual arts. For Rebecca Miller, chair of the board of directors for the Cultural Alliance, things have come full circle. “I was also chair of Art Mundo. We had a gallery, visiting artists, classes, and Art Walk. It was the pulse of Fort Pierce, the center of the gravitational pull for the art world.”


Without municipal support, however, the concept wasn’t sustainable. A vision to celebrate all art forms and culture was born, which St. Lucie Cultural Alliance fulfills with municipal and corporate partnerships, in addition to its members.  This summer and fall, work on The Vault was completed. Visitors enter through Lisa Jill Allison Gallery and Working Studio into the Cultural Alliance’s five rooms. Glass walls facing the walkway create a unified, welcoming feel. A boutique is planned for handcrafted jewelry, wearable art, and more.


Executive Director Alyona Ushe calls the rooms “galleries with desks. We didn’t want to waste space for administration, so each space has a desk. We’ll also use the rooms for classes.” Plans include belly dancing instruction, visual arts, professional development, and film screenings.  The expansive vault itself will house juried art shows, changed periodically and usually reflecting a theme. The acoustics promise to be an asset for live music and readings.


The financial aspect is also positive. “The cost per square foot is amazing,” Miller says, “which helps us be fiscally responsible. It’s not about being showy, but now we have four times the space.”  Community partnerships are an important component. “Rather than just hosting events,” Ushe says, “we want to collaborate more with others, supporting our members’ events, supplying public schools with master classes, and arranging music concerts with the Department of Parks and Recreation.”



About the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance:

The mission of the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is to better position the arts and cultural sector as a significant contributor to the vibrancy, and educational and economic well-being, of St. Lucie County.

SLCAlliance is sponsored in part by the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the St. Lucie Office of Tourism.

SLCA is located at 111 Orange Avenue, 3rd Floor, Fort Pierce, Fla. 34950  

To learn more, visit, or call 772.462.2783



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Wellington Art Society Presents Mixed Media Artist, Lynn Doyal At November 9 Meeting And Announces Upcoming Holiday Boutique Hosted By Garden Club and WAS On Wednesday, November 16

The Wellington Art Society will feature mixed media artist Lynn Doyal for their November 9, 2022 meeting. The meeting and presentation will take place at the Wellington Community Center. The meeting includes a meet and greet, a member spotlight, a brief meeting and Lynn’s presentation “An Artist’s Journey Discovering Public Art”. WAS and the Garden Club will offer a Special Shoppers Boutique on Wednesday, November 16. Check out the art, floral design, plans and creative gifts!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.






Public Is Invited To




Wellington Art Society Meeting


Wednesday,  November 9, 2022


5:30 pm


Wellington  Community  Center


12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL







      LYNN   DOYAL  

“An  Artist’s  Journey  Discovering  Public  Art”




Open to members and non-members



For more information contact: Laura Jaffe,


 COVID-19 protocols will be observed. 



Lynn Doyal blends contemporary design with a reverence for the techniques of the past.  She incorporates paint, hand stitching and beading, collage, and digital technology in her works to create vibrant, textural pieces.  Digital photographs of her artwork can then be transferred onto a variety of surfaces such as glass, metal, canvas, tile, or vinyl, allowing for expansive reproductions as public art pieces. 







She tells The Rickie Report, “My artwork … provides that ‘breath’ in the course of a person’s day which means a great deal to me.”  Her life-sized originals let the viewer marvel at the intricate detail of Doyal’s mixed media pieces, while her large-scale public art pieces are a captivating, surreal experience. 





In 1979, Doyal received her degree in Fine Art from the University of South Florida. After working in the corporate realm, she started her own company, Signature Chocolates, providing premiums and incentives for corporations, hotels and cruise lines. Since 2011, she has been exhibiting her art in festivals, shows, and galleries.





Over the past 6 years, Doyal’s interest in public art has motivated her to serve as an apprentice to a nationally recognized public artist, as well as volunteer in Palm Beach County Art in Public Places, to gain the perspectives of the many individuals and agencies that need to work in concert together to create, fabricate and install public artworks. She explains, “my overall approach to public art is to beautify and surprise.”  Doyal’s current projects include “Word Patterns” which explores the patterns in word search puzzles, and a Portrait Ministry, in which she creates portraits as a way to encourage and uplift others.



To learn more about Lynn Doyal and her works, visit her website at, or follow her on Instagram @MixedMediaBy Lynn, or Facebook @Lynn M Doyal.







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  






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Southern Handcraft Society Pineapple Grove Chapter Holds 29th Annual Juried Art & Craft Show At Old School Square November 17, 18, 19. Don’t Miss This Annual Shopping Experience

​The Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach, ​celebrates its ​29 Annual Juried art and craft show, “An Olde Fashioned Holiday”, at the Fieldhouse (formerly the Vintage Gymnasium) at Old School Square. All items are hand made ​and many are one-of-a-kind works of art.  Items for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas or for any occasion. Be amazed on  Thursday, November 17, Friday, November 18, and Saturday, November 19! ​Join this group if you have an interest in art and/or crafts! ​Free Admission with convenient parking at the garage across the street​. ​The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  





Southern Handcraft Society

Pineapple Grove Chapter     Delray Beach, FL

Invites you to:

29 Annual Juried Art and Craft Show

“An Olde Fashioned Holiday”

Thursday, November 17, 2022 – 10 am to 8 pm
Friday, November 18, 2022 – 9 am to 8 pm
Saturday, November 19, 2022 – 9 am to 2 pm







The Fieldhouse ( Formerly the Vintage Gymnasium)


Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33444





CDC Guidelines will be observed


Convenient Parking across the street​

Old School Square is located on the corner of NE 1st Street and NE 1st Avenue ​









The Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach, will hold its 29th Annual, juried art and craft show, An Olde Fashioned Holiday, at the Fieldhouse (formerly The Vintage Gymnasium), at Old School Square. This event is the most spectacular, longest running, indoor art and craft show in Delray Beach. We are back and bigger and better than ever!





Our local crafters and artists create one-of-a-kind works of art and crafts of distinction. Our gift and holiday items include: Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas….along with items that are appropriate for any occasion.




We have jewelry, cards, journals, shell art, glass art, hand painted and turned wood pieces, ornaments, purses, quilts, hand-knit hats, sweaters and blankets, local honey and so much more. Prepare to be incredibly amazed by all of our local talent. In fact, we have many new and spectacular items this year.





Southern Handcraft Society is a wonderful networking group of fine artists and crafters. They meet monthly in Delray Beach. For more information about SHS please contact Madeline at





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Patty Narozny’s Hotworks™ Art Shows Continue To Help Artists After Hurricane Ian And Attract Art Lovers. Applications Are Still Open For Naples Fine Art Show November 12 & 13 And Sarasota November 19 & 20

In the wake of Hurricane Ian hundreds of cultural events in Southwest Florida were canceled… Hotworks™ show promoter Patty Narozny was aware that hundreds of artists had lost homes, studios, and opportunities to sell at shows. Her Hotworks™ events are some of the few to survive the storm. While forced to postpone one show in Ft Myers, Narozny worked with the management of Paradise Coast Park and Sports Complex in Naples to keep her November show dates and accommodate artists who were impacted by the storm.  Helping artists recover from storms isn’t new for Narozny who has provided exhibit grants for artists previously. The Naples Fine Art Show will be held at Paradise Coast Park and Sports Complex November 12-13.  The Hotworks™ Fine Art show at Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota, FL is near downtown Sarasota and Siesta Key November 19 & 20.  Admission is free to both events.  If you have been to a Hotworks™ show before, you know the quality of creative work is superb. If you have been an artist at a Hotworks™ show before, please contact Patty directly. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to apply, though deadlines have passed.  







Hotworks™ .       Your Art.        Our Passion.





“Buying art at this time helps restore our creative community and support the artists who make southwest Florida such a wonderful cultural destination for tourists and a great place to live.”  Patty Narozny








Paradise Coast Park & Sports Complex

3940 City Gate Blvd North   Naples, Florida (South)


10 am  –  5 pm   daily  

Free Admission





 Call Patty for space availability at   248.762.2462



Paradise Coast Park & Sports Complex Naples, FL is located just off east I-75 in the middle of Naples’s newest affluent neighborhoods with homes valued to $3 million and higher. This is a brand new and state-of-the-art venue with higher visibility, Friday move-in, more parking, new restrooms, and many more affluent neighbors with new homes! The complex hosts many upscale special and cultural events.




The Ian storm stories are numerous… In Englewood a local jewelry designer sheltered at home while his roof was ripped off and large trees fell through the living room ceiling.

Another artist sheltered in their RV while their home was destroyed.

Every Southwest Florida artist has been impacted in one way or another; some are sheltering family members, while others are helping neighbors with repairs.








5500 S Tamiami Trail   Sarasota, FL 34231





10 am  –  5 pm   daily  

Free Admission




 Call Patty for space availability at   248.762.2462





Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota, FL is near downtown Sarasota and Siesta Key, the venue has high visibility from US-41/Tamiami Trail. Each day the park welcomes thousands of tourists and affluent local residents for concerts, cultural events, music festivals, and a weekly farmers market. The picturesque setting with its expansive lawn, gazebo, and large parking area makes this the perfect location for our quality art shows. Phillippi Estate Park is very show-friendly with Friday move-in, real restrooms that are clean, and plenty of convenient parking for all – most artists can park directly behind or very close to his/her booths!





Show Producer Patty Narozny brings 30+ years of media & event experience, and holds a national, outstanding reputation for her integrity and for producing high-quality juried art shows. We know how to work with the media and promotion to bring a patron with money to spend on high end art.



For more details:

Patty Narozny, Executive Producer

PO Box 1425    Sarasota, FL 34230
Phone: 941-755-3088
Cell Phone: 248-762-2462

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Gallery 14 Celebrates 15 Years In Vero Beach Arts District With Exhibit Of Works By Melissa Mastrangelo And Horacio Lertora. Meet The Artists Friday, November 4.

Gallery 14 in Vero Beach kick offs the celebration of their 15th Anniversary season with an artistic partnership of husband and wife team Melissa Mastrangelo and Horacio LertoraTheir successful collaboration for almost 20 years can be seen in their current body of work, Florida FreshThis bright and colorful show runs from November 1 – 25.  Enjoy a Meet the Artists Reception on Friday, November 4, as part of the First Friday Gallery Stroll.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Don’t miss this retro gem!






1911 14th Avenue    Vero Beach, FL. 

Phone: 772 562-5525.  Visit:





Melissa   Mastrangelo




Horacio   Lertora






“Diving Dots” by Melissa   Mastrangelo   &   Horacio   Lertora





Meet     the     Artists     Reception



Friday,    November  4,  2022



5    –    8   pm


Enjoy  Vero  Beach’s  First  Friday  Gallery  Stroll




Exhibit runs from November 1 – 25, 2022

Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 – 5 and Saturday 10 – 4

Also open by appointment

Closed Sunday and Monday  




”  Florida   Fresh:   Pop   Art   Paintings


Horacio   &   Melissa




“Makin’ Plans” by Melissa   Mastrangelo   &   Horacio   Lertora





Dorothy Napp Schindel tells The Rickie Report, “As we celebrate 15 years in the downtown, historic Arts District, Gallery 14 is excited to welcome the new Season in November 2022, with the return of the ever popular husband and wife team Melissa Mastrangelo and Horacio Lertora.  The duo who have continually brought smiles to the faces of fans and collectors from near and far, like to say that they are spouses sharing the same canvas in life and art”. 




“Fresh Wild Blueberries” by Melissa   Mastrangelo   &   Horacio   Lertora





This partnership has resulted in a successful collaboration for almost 20 years.  For their current body of work, Florida Fresh – which consists of pop art acrylic paintings on canvas – they dove backwards into their past, where the art of sign making was more prevalent in their work.  Among their other iconic images, they have combined the art of fruit crate labels with a nostalgic look at vintage swimmers and divers – referencing the regions historic fruit farming. 





“Pink Motel” by Melissa  Mastrangelo   &   Horacio  Lertora



Having started out initially as sign makers, it is only natural that they often incorporate typography into their art.  According to Melissa: “We have always enjoyed combining patterns, imagery and text and appreciate the playful way it all interacts together.”  This bright and  colorful show, filled with retro imagery, will  run from November 1 – 25.



Featured  throughout  the  year  at  Gallery  14:

Edgardo Abello

Lila Blakeslee

Barbara du Pont

Barbara Landry

Mary Ann Hall

George Pillorgé

Deborah Morrell Polackwich

Dorothy Napp Schindel

Walford Campbell

Joan Earnhart

Terry Green

Viola Pace Knudsen

Mia Lindberg

Francis Mesaros

Michael Robinson

Carol Staub

Artist-sales associate Jo Zaza    





About Gallery 14:

Gallery 14 is located at 1911 14th Avenue in the Downtown, Historic Arts District of Vero Beach.  Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 – 5 and Saturday 10 – 4.  Closed Sunday and Monday OR open by appointment.

Phone:772 562-5525.  Visit us at





For more details please call  :772 562-5525

or Email:



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One-Day Juried Art Show In Port St. Lucie Showcases “Gifts From The heART” To Benefit Temple Beth El Israel And Sheriff’s Office Of St. Lucie County Sunday, November 6, 2022

Temple Beth El Israel in Port St. Lucie, FL. hosts a one-day juried art show on Sunday, November 6, 2022. “Gifts of the heART” will offer one-of-a kind artworks and hand made fine crafts for sale from 20+ artists selected by Jurors Neil Capozzi and Kenneth Hooper Capozzi. Partial proceeds will benefit local programs of the St. Lucie Sheriff’s Office. Children of all ages can enjoy a demo by the Sheriff’s K9 Unit, a “Meet and Pet the K9 Crew”, and the Tent of Community Engagement. Art lovers can purchase directly from each artist, choose-your-prize art raffle, enjoy home baked goods, lunch, and buy Enjoyment Books.  Admission and Parking are Free.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.








Temple Beth EL Israel

551 Bethany Dr.   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986








Unique artwork!




Michael Zeff, TBEI President, tells The Rickie Report, “I see this event as a moment for TBEI and the public to gather and to reinforce good community relations. Part of the proceeds will benefit local programs of the St. Lucie Sheriff’s Office.  Kids of all ages will enjoy a demo by the Sheriff’s K9 Unit, meet and pet the K9 Crew, and enjoy the Tent of Community Engagement”.








One-of-a-kind artistry and handmade jewelry




Purchase   directly   from   the   artist!  






Choose-your-own-art prize drawing!




Handmade gifts that become heirloom treasures!




This  is  the  perfect  time  to  start  shopping!  








Make this a win-win-win:




Support your local community… the artists… and take home a special gift!




Items for everyone ~




Participating Artists:



  • Carolyn Austin (one of a kind glass plates, Judaica, serving ware)

  • Barbara Bucci (memory boxes with original artwork)

  • Charlie Buxton (handmade linens, wearable art, clothing)

  • Pamela Carman (polymer clay/mixed media whimsical sculpture)

  • Lori Charnow ( hand painted glassware, Judaica)

  • The Clay Chicks (ceramic fountains, garden art, planters, wall hangings)

  • Judy Coffman (paintings)

  • Susan Estrella ( mixed media art and jewelry)

  • Elaine Lipkin ( jewelry with unique African beads, Roman glass, semi-precious stones)

  • Gail Johnson Matthieson (one of a kind contemporary jewelry)

  • Brenda Milan  (collage wall art, journals, cards)

  • Sarita Neun (one of a kind polymer clay jewelry, ornaments)

  • Susan Oakes ( watercolors and photography)

  • Barbara Powell (functional and decorative ceramic art)

  • Ronni & Stan Reed (glass necklaces, Judaica, polymer jewelry)

  • Lenore Diamond Robins (3D geometric artwork)

  • Jackie Roesch Sanchez ( hand loom knitted wearable art, pillows, wall art)

  • Lianna Slater (one of a kind jewelry semi precious/precious stones)

  • Mark Stall (photography)

  • Cathleen Sullivan (functional and decorative pottery, encaustic art)

  • Debra Terrio (original oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, pencil art)

  • Elaine Weber (handmade painted purses, wristlets, artwork)




For more information:





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“Tis The Season” Opens At The Palm Room November 2. Martin Artisans Guild Offers Gifts For Walls, Halls, Nooks, Necks And The Hard-To-Buy-For Person In Your Life

The Martin Artisans Guild have upped the ante!  “Tis The Season” kicks off holiday shopping in The Palm Room Art Gallery and Artisans Boutique located in Stuart’s Harbour Bay Plaza. Enjoy the Opening Reception on November 2 that will feature live music, cash bar and the delectable appetizers for which the Guild has become known.  A second opportunity to get to know the people behind the art takes place on Wednesday, December 7, at a “Meet the Artists” event.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.





Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique



Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm



 3746 SE Ocean Blvd.  Stuart, FL

 Sewall’s Point in Harbour Bay Plaza (east end of the Plaza, near Stringers Tavern & Oyster Bar)











Show runs November 2 through December 31, 2022




“Jewels of the Seas” by Sue Klahne



The artists tell The Rickie Report, “You’ll find goodies to deck the halls …. and the walls…. and every other nook and cranny of your home at the next exhibit of the Martin Artisans Guild”.  We’d add that you can shop for the most-difficult-to-buy-for person on your gift list, including wearable art!





 “Glorious Autumn”  Wearable Art by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez





While you’re enjoying the fabulous show, be sure to check out the very special and one-of-a-kind items in the Artisans Boutique.  





“Angels Wings” by Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill





“Hardwired” by Linda Reymore




Artwork by James J DeMartis




Meet    the    Artists:




Chris Kling

Deborah Bottorff

Dinija Berkien

Dot Galfond

Eduardo Gomez

Glen Allen

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

James J. DeMartis

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Jeanine Baum

Kim Beltrame

Laura Kay Whiticar-Darvill

Linda Reymore

Lynn Morgan

Mallo Bisset

Mark Stall

Michaelann Bellerjeau

Sue Klahne




For more information about the Open Studio Tour, events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild


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

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


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

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









Learn more about Whitespace Collection


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

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















” B  E  A  U  T  I  F  U  L “  


Sunday,  October  23,  2022  


1 – 3  pm  



Free  Admission  and  Parking

Show runs October 18 – November 12, 2022
















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

604 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth, FL  33460



Gallery Hours:   Tuesday thru Sunday    Noon – 4 pm


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

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







George Moscowitz


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

I create because it’s in me.

My passion is my addiction. 




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




“The medium I work with may change…

 But the passion doesn’t!”  

~George Moscowitz






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





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








“Klimt On My Mind” necklace by George Moscowitz











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



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




Notice the intricate cane work in George Moscowitz’s earrings





Marketing George’s creations was a family endeavor!




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






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





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






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




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




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



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




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




“Blue Moon”Necklace by George Moscowitz



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




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




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





Jan wears George’s initial necklace for school picture day



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




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




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




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



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






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







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





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






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




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