Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show Has Something For Everyone November 19th and 20th. Rickie Report Readers Get Discount Coupon

The 55th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show takes place November 19th and 20th at the South Florida Fair Grounds.  This is a family oriented, culturally stimulating show. Proceeds provide the operating budget for the Gem & Mineral Society for the following year. Get more information about this wonder-filled organization in the article!   The show is run totally by member volunteers. The Rickie Report shares the details plus a coupon for reduced admission fees, which may be duplicated as often as you like.





Expo Center East

South Florida Fairgrounds

9067 Southern Blvd.,        West Palm Beach, FL 33411





(All Photography courtesy of Amelia Homan)



Saturday, November 19, 2022

 9 am – 6 pm


Sunday, November 20, 2022

 10 am – 5 pm


Adults/Seniors 1 day $9.00 or 2 day pass $14.00
Children under 12 are FREE.

 Visit our website for more details:












Over 75 dealers from all over the country offer a wide range of merchandise—fine jewelry, southwestern Indian jewelry, bead jewelry, loose beads, rocks and minerals for specimen collecting and cutting, loose precious and semi-precious gemstones, settings and findings, fossils, meteorites, tools, books, and much, much more.









The show offers a wide range of educational activities and exhibits. Visit the demonstration area where society members will be showcasing skills learned in club classes. Demonstrations will include faceting, cabochon making, chain making, and bead stringing just to name a few. Hourly door prizes awarded both days and a show Grand Prize Drawing and several other drawings will be held. We have also invited several local education based clubs to display at our show, as well as the Palm Beach Museum of Natural History. We will also have speakers.







Decorative Items For the Home and Office


Hourly Door Prizes

Guest Speakers

Kids Activities




The Society offers many types of educational and cultural experiences.

We operate a full lapidary shop open to our members.

We also offer classes in lapidary and jewelry making for adults as well as children.



Chairman, Barbara Ringhiser said: “I’ve been affiliated with this show since 2004. This year we were thrilled to have 2,848 people attend the two-day exhibit. Vendors were extremely happy, and the Mine did better than ever. Our Society also donates the proceeds from the Scholarship Fund Raffle to the American Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies scholarship foundation who awards 12- $4,000 scholarships every year to geophysical science graduate students at the masters and PhD level. The federation is divided into six regions and each region awards two scholarships per year.”



The Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches Society holds monthly meetings on the third Thursday of the month (except for December) at the Multi-Purpose Center across from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach, Fl. 33405. Meetings begin at 7:00 pm with a variety of interesting programs, opportunity for members to “show and tell”, birthstone challenge with prizes, silent auction and member selling opportunities.



The Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches is part of a national hierarchy of mineralogical societies, including neighbor clubs, Florida Gold Coast Gem and Mineral Society (Broward County), St. Lucie County Rock and Gem Club; Treasure Coast Rock and Gem Society (Indian River County), and Miami Mineralogical and Lapidary Guild (


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Susan Estrella’s Mixed Media Wall Art And Boho Chic Jewelry Is Featured At Gifts Of The HeART Juried Art Show Sunday, November 6, 2022

Susan Hankoff Estrella‘s mixed media art gives viewers a sense of new-found joy as each detail comes into perspective! Susan creates assemblage artworks of varying sizes using all kinds of mixed media objects.  She also brings a special Boho Chic vibe to her jewelry creations.  Susan’s artwork can be found in several area galleries. She will be one of the featured artists at Temple Beth El Israel’s Gifts of the heART juried Art Show on Sunday, November 6, 2022.  Admission and parking are free.  Partial proceeds of sales will benefit the St. Lucie Sheriff’s Office.  The event includes a K9 Demo, Meet the K9 team, and the SLPO Tent of Engagement.   The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Susan’s work.




551 Bethany Drive   Port St. Lucie, FL  34986




Free Admission          Free Parking

Bake Sale         Food           Raffles    




Meet the K9 Crew  

Partial Benefit for St. Lucie Sheriff’s Office


Susan’s artistry brings a renewed sense of joy to viewers of her multi-media artworks.

“Tree of Life” Mixed Media by Susan Hankoff Estrella



Some say she’s a bright light or that she has a sparkling personality.  An artist from as far back as she can remember, Susan Hankoff Estrella (yes, her last name means “star” in Spanish!!) spent her career as a sought-after graphic designer in Washington, DC for 22 years.  She moved to the Outer Banks of North Carolina where she was the art director for a number of publications. She started playing with jewelry design on the side and that is where she really started to make her mark in the local arts community.




One-of-a-kind “Crayola Crazy” Bracelet by Susan Hankoff Estrella


Using unusual combinations of color and varying textures, Susan felt her creative spark grow. She began participating in local art shows and realized there was an entirely new artistic realm to explore – the world of three dimensions!! After almost two decades in NC, Susan and her husband, Mike, moved ever closer to his native Cuba and settled in Florida. She continued freelancing as a graphic designer, all the while still dabbling in jewelry making. Susan became an integral part of numerous wearable art galleries in Southeast FL, with her volunteer efforts and expertise in marketing enhancing her jewelry pieces. 



Mixed media artwork, “Three Amigos” by Susan Hankoff Estrella



When Covid hit, Susan faced a series of stressful family situations and her creativity ground to a halt. The lack of creativity weighed on her, but several months into the isolation of the pandemic, she picked up a canvas, started playing…and a cardinal was born! Yes, a bird – an assemblage of paint, paper, fabric, yarn, feathers and jewelry pieces. Her burned out core was rekindled!




Mixed media artwork, “Heart, Herman Hesse” by Susan Hankoff Estrella



Since late 2020, Susan has been creating a multitude of mixed media pieces that allow her to reach deep into her inner creative being. From birds to flowers and trees to any inspiration from the world around her, Susan says, “I love the fact that mixed media is so freeing. Having spent so many years in a profession that required preciseness, measuring, straightening and lining up, this new medium was indeed a huge breakaway from the norm”. She gets lost in her art while she creates, and art lovers are the beneficiaries.




One-of-a-kind handmade bracelets by Susan Hankoff Estrella




Susan still plays with jewelry, but now incorporates many of the beads, gemstones and other components from her stash into her mixed media pieces. Always the collector of unusual things (good luck finding an artist who doesn’t do this), you’ll find some of those items in her pieces. Thinking of tossing that dryer sheet? Nope. Give it to Susan and she’ll put it in her art. Don’t throw away that netting from the fruit you purchased. She’ll use that too. Old keys? A perfect addition to her next piece.



“Sunflower” Mixed Media by Susan Hankoff Estrella



You’ll also discern some unheard of mixtures of patterns and texture in her pieces. She has collected handmade papers for years and incorporates pieces of them in her work. One of her most recent pieces, “Mimi’s Flowers” has leather flowers that used to adorn her mother’s shoes. Since her mom’s recent passing, Susan decided that using those flowers creatively would be a great way to keep the memory of her mom alive in a decidedly cheerful way.





“Transformation” Mixed media artwork by Susan Hankoff Estrella

You can see that this glittering light in the art world has taken so many paths and truly embraced her creativity. Susan proudly displays her work at Rare Earth Gallery in Stuart, FL, at The Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach, FL and at SeaDragon Gallery in Duck, NC.


You’ll find Susan’s work at the upcoming TBEI Art Show, Gifts of the HeART at Temple Beth El Israel in Port St. Lucie on November 6. Stop by and look for the radiating light in the room and you’ll find this star!


For more information about Susan Hankoff Estrella’s artwork and jewelry:





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Florida State Fair Art Portfolio Contest For High School Seniors Is Accepting Entries Now Through December 2, 2022. Showcase Your Art, Build Your Resume, Win Scholarships! No Fee To Enter

The Rickie Report is proud to share the call for the Florida State Fair Art Portfolio Contest for High School Seniors.  This is an extraordinary opportunity for High School Seniors to showcase their artwork, build their resume, and win scholarship money for their continuing education.  Deadline to apply is December 2, 2022.  There is NO FEE to apply.














Work can be either 2-D or 3-D and be incorporated into any medium.

2D work includes: painting in any media, drawing, pastels, pen & ink, photography, printmaking, digital art (computer-generated art) and 2D mixed media.

3D work includes: Sculpture, ceramics, wood, fiber arts, jewelry, metalwork, glass, 3D mixed media, and art installations.



For technical support, please email:





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Applications Closing Soon For Babcock Ranch Art Show. Deadline Is November 4, 2022

The Babcock Ranch Art Show, produced by the experienced ArtFest Fort Myers staff is a two-day boutique art show taking place on March 11 & 12, 2023.  This Free-to-the-public event will showcase 60+ artists in the first-ever fully solar powered town in the U.S.  As more neighborhoods develop, more art lovers are eager to shop this event.  The deadline to apply is November 4, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of last year’s successful event.  Extensive promotion, featuring YOUR artwork, to neighboring cities in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties assures that the buying public will be eager to see you.

Babcock   Ranch   Art   Show

March   11   &   12,   2023

Founder’s   Square,   Babcock   Ranch,   FL







60+ Artists



Deadline to apply: November 4, 2022




Apply now at



For more information visit:








The Babcock Ranch Art Show, produced by the experienced ArtFest Fort Myers staff, is a 2 day boutique art show held in the new town of Babcock Ranch. This FREE-to-the-public art show will feature 60+ exceptional artists centered in Founders Square overlooking Lake Babcock. Babcock Ranch is the first ever fully solar powered town in the U.S. surrounded by seven new neighborhoods. New members of the Babcock community will be now more than ever looking for artwork to enhance the beauty and elegance of their new homes! A variety of local farm to table restaurants & vendors will encourage attendees to stay for lunch or dinner, as they decide upon their artwork purchases.








The Babcock Ranch Art Show is dedicated to promoting and showcasing your artwork. Extensive promotion, featuring YOUR artwork, to neighboring cities in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties assures that the buying public will be eager to see you. Advertising will include newspapers, radio, billboards, and online advertising with paid and organic Facebook ads all featuring artist work. We also highly encourage artists to reach out to your email mailing lists with newsletters and post promotional images on social media about your participation in the Babcock Ranch Art Show. Working together will attract a larger audience for artists.



The Babcock Ranch Art Show has artist friendly procedures in place to ensure that your weekend with us is pleasant and profitable. Our Artist Hospitality team is there to greet and direct you on Set Up Day and is available to you all weekend. Artists are set in a circular flow around Founders Square that allows booths to have at least 3 feet of space in the lakefront setting.





Artist Perks include:


• Drive up access to your booth location on set up day (Friday morning) with ample behind booth storage

• Indoor bathrooms

• Convenient free artist parking adjacent to the Art Show site

• Professional overnight security

• Oversized booth spaces with at least three feet between booths and ample storage space behind

• An audience of new home-buyers eager for your artwork

Babcock Ranch Art Show is accessible to all artists, including those with disabilities. Physical accessibility includes booths with no physical barrier to entry, parking on solid surface with continual paved path to artist’s booth; accessible bathrooms and on-site artist support volunteers for questions.

Please indicate any specific accommodations needed in your ZAPP application.

Artists are selected in a jury process to create a well-balanced show that represents artistic diversity in the following categories: Ceramics, Digital, Drawing/Pastels, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Watercolor, Wearable and Wood.


If you are new to the idea of selling at outdoor art festivals, please contact us for any support you may need – we love to help. Our staff is available to talk about any details you seek and to take a peek at your images in advance and provide feedback on “jury strength” at least in our opinion based on 20+ years of watching juries. We love talking with artists and are happy to share our insights to support artists’ success.








• Apply now – Deadline: November 4, 2022 at

• Visit our festival website for more information




Annie Crouch, Community Engagement Manager

ArtFest Fort Myers 1375 Jackson Street, Suite 401  Fort Myers, FL 33901


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Art Adventures & Whitespace Announce Exciting Art Explosion Trip To Belgium And Holland

Pack your bags and take off to nourish your soul and your mind as Elayne Mordes of Whitespace offers a new Art Adventure to Belgium and Holland!  You will experience an art explosion from June 14 – June 21, 2023 visiting galleries, museums, private collections, and curated tours.  The Rickie Report shares the details and since the group is limited to 15 participants – register now!
















Learn more about Whitespace Collection





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32nd Annual All Florida Juried Art Show Showcases Wide Variety Of Media At Court House Cultural Center In Stuart. Enjoy Opening Reception, Juror’s Talk, And Artist Panel Discussion

The 32nd Annual All Florida Juried Art Show continues its legacy featuring all Florida artists in all media. View pieces of art from artists all over the state from October 11 through November 18, 2022 at the Court House Cultural Center in Stuart. Juror, Dolores Coe will choose the winning piece at the Opening Reception on Friday, October 14 and will give a Juror’s Talk on Saturday, October 15.  An Artist Panel Discussion led by Duncan Hurd of the Gilt Complex will take place on Tuesday, October 25.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. 






32   Annual   All   Florida   Juried   Arts   Show




Court House Cultural Center

80 E Ocean Blvd      Stuart, FL 34994





Artwork by Lisbeth Ascanio



Gallery Hours:  Tuesday 10–6 /Wednesday–Saturday 10 – 4 



A  donation  of  $5  in  support  of  our  exhibitions  and  programs  is  requested


*Court House Cultural Center is following current Covid-19 health and safety regulations



Artwork by Jamie Rodriguez



Opening Reception

Friday, October 14 | 5:30–7 PM



Juror’s Talk

Saturday, October 15 | 11 AM 



Artist Panel Discussion

Tuesday, October 25 | 6 PM 


Exhibition Dates:  October 11 – November 18, 2022





Artwork by Judith Copeland



Featuring Artists:




Lisbeth Ascanio, Bob Bechtol, Steven Beverage, Sarah Black-Sadler, BILL Brody, Jonathan Brooks, Judith Copeland, Cheryl Cote, Martin Dunn, Janas Durkee, Miriam Esteve, Janet Folsom, Marine Fonteyne, Ron Garrett, Bonney Goldstein, Jay Hatfield, Latonya Hicks, Etheard Joseph, Claudia Jane Klein, Michael Knapp, Catherine Kramer, Stacey Mandell, Suzanna Mars, John Marshall, Jane McIntyre, Robert Michelmann, Sharon Mroz Hopek, Leslie Neumann, Nina Offutt, Deborah Perlman, Amber Quimby, Galal Ramadan, Linda Reymore, Christopher Rivera, Jamie Rodriguez, Danuta Rothschild, Alexandria Salmieri, Rita Shapiro, Joel Shapses, Norman Silva, Rachel Stewart, Jeff Whipple, Terry White, Addison Wolff, Kate Wood 






Artwork by Cheryl Cote






Meet The Juror:







Dolores Coe (Studio Art) is an artist, educator, and former Professor of Art and Program Director at Ringling College of Art and Design. Her paintings and mixed media work re exhibited regionally and nationally in museums and galleries and are included in a number of public, private and corporate collections. She was awarded a resident fellowship at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam and is a State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship in Painting. She earned the MFA in Painting and an MA in Counseling. 






Artwork by Deborah Perlman







Sponsored in part by the Florida Dept. of State, Div. Of Cultural  Affairs, Florida Council on Arts & Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, Martin County Board of County Commissioners, and private contributions.





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


Martin Arts

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994






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Rolando Chang Barrero Of Box Gallery Speaks At Wellington Art Society’s October 12 Meeting

The Wellington Art Society is thrilled to feature acclaimed artist and curator, Rolando Chang Barreo, for their October 12, 2022 meeting. The meeting and presentation will take place at the Wellington Community Center. The meeting will open with a meet and greet at, followed by the member spotlight and a brief meeting. The event will conclude with a presentation by Rolando Chang Barreo of Box Gallery in West Palm Beach.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.






Public Is Invited To



Wellington Art Society Meeting


Wednesday,  October 12, 2022


5:30 pm


Wellington  Community  Center


12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL






Open to members and non-members



For more information contact: Laura Jaffe,


 COVID-19 protocols will be observed. 




Rolando Chang Barrero (center) receives Proclamation establishing “Rolando Chang Barrero Day”.  Left is renown activist Ruth Berman and right is Commissioner Christina Lambert




Rolando Chang Barrero is best known for his social justice art in film, video, painting and art installations. He remarks, “I choose the best medium to celebrate my experiences.” He has recently been nominated for Best Artist of Palm Beach County 2022, as well as Best Art Gallery, and Best Activist. Rolando is the recipient of the Congressional Letter of Commendation and various Proclamations for Cultural Leadership throughout the years. He was also awarded The Cultural Council of Palm Beach Muse Award for Outstanding Cultural Leadership. Most recently he was honored by Palm Beach County, declaring June 7th, 2022 as “Artist Rolando Chang Barrero Day.”








Rolando Chang Barrero is an experimental media artist, visionary, cultural leader, and arts advocate for over 40 years. Chang graduated from the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago in 1990, where he was awarded the Reyerson Fellowship. Currently, he maintains a working artist’s studio behind the highly acclaimed Box Gallery in West Palm Beach.







As an outspoken artist, community leader, and curator, Barrero has been featured nationally and internationally on CNN, CNN en Español, the New York Times, The MIT Review, and Soledad O’Brien’s “Matter of Fact.” His curatorial background includes, Latino Fine Arts in Chicago, Center Gallery (Director/Curator), The Frances Wolfson Art Gallery (Director/Curator), The InterAmerican Fine Art Gallery (Director/Curator), Ground Level on Lincoln Road (Co-founder/Curator). He is currently working on a new curatorial project at Florida CraftArt in St. Petersburg, Florida.



Rolando Chang Barrero with his own artwork


Barreo is the founder of The Boynton Beach Art District, the president and co-founder of Art Synergy and The Florida Arts Association. He is the host and founder of “Hola Palm Beach”, the first bilingual arts and culture television talk show in Palm Beach County. He is passionate about, “… leaving a record of what is possible, …to inspire others to live in discovery.”



To learn more about Rolando Chang Barreo, visit The Box Gallery of West Palm Beach: or follow him on social media @rolandochangbarreo.





The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 42nd 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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New Studio For The Visual Arts Features “Our Jupiter” The First Gathering Of Native Jupiter Artists Including Edward Muñoz. Grand Opening Reception Is Friday, October 14

The New Studio for the Visual Arts (NSVA) invites you to see Jupiter like you have NEVER seen it before!  Photographer, Edward Munoz is among the first gathering of native Jupiter artists with a new exhibit, “Our Jupiter”.  The Public is welcome to the Opening Reception on Friday, October 14, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some unexpected sneak peeks.




Jupiter… like   you’ve   never   seen   it   before!




Photography by Edward Muñoz



Through    the    eyes

Of    Over    THIRTY

Homegrown    Jupiter    artists

Coming    together    for    the    First    Time!




Be our guest at the Grand Opening Reception!



Friday,   October 14,   2022

5   –  8  pm




Exhibition runs through end of November, 2022





“Our Jupiter”, presented by The New Studio for the Visual Arts, invites you to experience Jupiter then and now, from the unique perspective of local artists.  Ed’s Blue Dot is proud to announce its participation in “Our Jupiter”, the first annual gathering of native Jupiter artists.





Photography by Edward Muñoz


The photography of Jupiter artist Edward Muñoz will be featured in this multimedia exhibition which will run until the end of November.  Come discover the Jupiter you know, and maybe even a Jupiter you are less familiar with…



Ed tells The Rickie Report, ” I am a photographer specializing in Nature and Travel Photography. I am a member of Artists of Palm Beach County, The Lighthouse Art Center, and The New Studio for the Visual Arts, all of whom are in Florida. I am also a board member of Images for Conservation of Texas. I inherited my interest in photography from my father, who did not have the resources that I have but had a love for the art”.




Photography by Edward Muñoz




Ed was fortunate to have a career that allowed him to travel all over the world, spend time living abroad, experience different cultures, and visit stunning locals and magnificent sights. From the Great Wall of China to the teahouses of Kyoto, to the living history of old Europe he came to be inspired and in awe of the diversity and beauty of our planet.


Ed says, “I have also endeavored to advance my skills under the tutelage of experts such as Ken Geiger, Pulitzer Prize winner from National Geographic, E. David Luria of Washington DC Photo Safari fame, Professor David Durbak teacher and professional photographer, and wildlife photographer Bill Gosanski.  My work has been recognized with several awards, the latest being a first-place prize for the 2021 Grassy waters photo contest.





Photography by Edward Muñoz




My wife Susan has been my loving partner, travel companion, assistant, model, promoter and critic all rolled into one. Without her, and the loving encouragement of my four adult children, and eight grandchildren, the inner light that guides my photography would be indeed dim and dull. My hope is that my photography will move people to better appreciate our environment and inspire them to protect and preserve.”





For more information about Edward’s photography and this exhibit:

Follow us on Instagram : @eds_blue_dot

Visit our Website :


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Announcing Deadline Extension For Entries To Art4Apes Until Sunday, October 9. Young Adult And Adult Categories Still Open

Art4Apes ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest would like to give you all a little extra time to enter and allow some of our friends in Florida to recover from the battering by Hurricane Ian. All entries must be in and paid for by the new closing date of Sunday October 9th midnight PST. All entry donations benefit the Center for Great Apes, and they could really do with the help right now to recover from the impact of the storm.  The Rickie Report shares the details and two new images.  






“A Mother’s Duty”  Photograph by Gavin Minard.  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.



A global, juried, online contest to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either:


  • Celebration of the beauty of endangered or threatened species/habitats

  • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats

  • Cash Prizes totaling $7,450; ENDANGERED Online! Exhibition Benefits the Center for Great Apes.




Contact with questions

“If you need assistance making the online entries, I am here to help. Hoping all of you are safe and well”.  Lindsey~






“Leopards and Tigers, Leopard Whip Ray and Tiger Shark”  Oil on canvas by Sarah Smith.  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.




Adult contest ENTER NOW!




Click to read ADULT contest Rules




Young Artists enter the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest


Thanks to the generous sponsorship of

Shechter & Associates 




Young Artist Contest  ENTER  HERE  FREE!



Click to read YOUNG ARTIST Rules










Center for Great Apes








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Gallery 14 Celebrates 15 Years In Vero Beach Arts District With Exhibit Of Works By Shelley Weltman And Susan Davis Abello. Meet The Artists Friday, October 7.

Gallery 14 in Vero Beach is excited to ‘kick off’ the celebration of their 15th Anniversary season with two familiar faces at the Gallery: Susan Davis Abello presentsLife in Bloom: Colorful Worlds by Susan Davis Abello” and Shelley Weltman presents ” A Different Look: Expressionism by Shelley Weltman”This bright and colorful duo show runs from October 4 – 28.  Enjoy a Meet the Artists Reception on Friday, October 7, as part of the First Friday Gallery Stroll.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Don’t miss this gem!





1911 14th Avenue    Vero Beach, FL. 

Phone: 772 562-5525.  Visit:





“Life   in   Bloom:

Colorful   Worlds   by   Susan   Davis   Abello”




“A   Different   Look:

Expressionism   by   Shelley   Weltman”





Meet     the     Artists     Reception


Friday,     October     7


5    –    8   pm


Enjoy  Vero  Beach’s  First  Friday  Gallery  Stroll




Exhibit runs from October 4 – 28, 2022

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

Also open by appointment

Closed Sunday and Monday  




Susan Davis Abello Watercolor



Dorothy Napp Schindel tells The Rickie Report, “Gallery 14 is excited to ‘kick off’ the celebration of our 15th Anniversary Season with two familiar faces: Susan Davis Abello and Shelley Weltman.  The public is invited to meet the artists on Friday, October 7 at our Reception which takes place during the Vero Beach First Friday Gallery Stroll.”




 Susan, who will present a show entitled: Life in Bloom: Colorful Worlds by Susan Davis Abello, is a long time book illustrator and architectural renderer, having earned degrees in English, illustration and creative non -fiction writing.  She is presently working in oil and watercolor and writing an epic novel of magic realism set in South America, where she lived and worked for many years. 



Susan Davis Abello “Sea Horses”


Shelley Weltman “Broadway”




Shelley, who is presenting A Different Look: Expressionism by Shelley Weltman, is a popular contemporary painter and former artist-owner at Gallery 14.  Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Shelley’s work, graces the walls of many lofts, homes and condos, has been exhibited throughout the area as well as in Miami.   






Shelley Weltman “Solar Flare”




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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