Spring Edition Of St. Lucie Art & Crafts Expo May 1-2 Offers Free Art Workshops, Fabulous Mother’s Day Shopping, And Chance To Meet The Artists As They Work

The Port St. Lucie Arts League (PSLAL) will greet the public at the St. Lucie Spring Edition Art & Craft Expo on Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event Center in Port St. Lucie.  Meet these 2D and 3D artists who call this area “home”, while they sell their  works around the US and the globe!  A special shout out to Latitude 88 show producer, Mike Strickland for championing the PSLAL and our cultural arts scene, as PSLAL gives back to the community!  You can participate in special FREE mini-workshopsPaint & Sip (adults 21 and older), a Vision Board, Abstract Collage ( all ages), and the Community Canvas Paint (all ages) during the Art Expo! This is the perfect time to shop for Mother’s Day and other upcoming celebrations!  The Rickie Report shares all of this information plus details about monthly meetings!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At  MIDFLORIDA Credit  Union Event Center

(Formerly Port St. Lucie Civic Center)  

Corner of Walton Rd. and US 1  

Free Parking & Admission  

Over 200 Booths         Live Music & Food

 

 

 

Join the Port St. Lucie Art League and feel the ENERGY!  By working together, League artists are empowering themselves to reach beyond to discover hidden talents!  Getting together at shows, zoom and League meetings, PSLAL’s busy calendar has connected its members – as one told The Rickie Report, “We are on FIRE and shining on! Our success is due to being innovative which has ignited a powerful energy within our organization. We are always trying new things which are inspiring and we thrive from all of our experiences. We are learning together and helping one another” PSLAL is grateful for the support of Mike Strickland, producer of Latitude 88 shows.   

 

 

 

ARTIST      SCHEDULE :

 

 

 

 

 

FREE      MINI-WORKSHOPS!

 

 

PAINT    &    SIP !

 

Join us this weekend for a fun time with local artist, Kevin Bryk, who will take you step by step through a featured painting!

Take home your very own masterpiece!  

Saturday, May 1st    1 – 2 pm  

Sunday, May 2nd    1 – 2 pm

 

RSVP: pslacontact@gmail.com

Visitors may also sign up at the Port St. Lucie Arts league non-profit booth located at the main entrance to the Expo.  

There will limited space for drop-ins.

Includes: 1 complimentary glass of wine.  Expo also offers a Full Bar.

 

 

 

Come, Sip & Paint with PSLAL!

 

 

Community  Canvas  Paint

 The  Midnight  Sun: 

Sunday morning, May 2    between 10:00 am – 12:00 noon.

 

 

 

 

Shapes & Color ~ Enjoy painting a part of the canvas using geometric shape and contrasting colors. The completed canvas panels will be joined together to create a mural installation. 

 

 

 Marcelo and Isabel Painting ( Close Up)

 

 

Abstract    Collage    or    Vision    Board:  

Saturday,  May 1     10 am – 12:30 pm

 

 

ABSTRACT  COLLLAGE:

 

Explore Forms & Colors through Collage using warm & cool colored decorative papers and geometric shapes.

 

VISION BOARD:     REFLECTION   *    FOCUS   *   LIVE   IT!

 

 

Quit looking in the rearview mirror!    Shine On! 
What inspires or motivates you?    Why do you do what you do every day?
Is it with purpose?     Are you living your PASSION?
 
Set an Intention: Choose images, words and positive affirmations to turn your dreams into Reality!
 You can Make it Happen!
All materials will be prepackaged. (NO sharing of materials).
Feel free to bring along your own treasures to embellish your creation.
 

For all art activities Covid Precautions will be followed, surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected between art classes and painting.

 

 

 

Create a Vision Board with Marie

 

 

 

 

PSLAL     GIVING    BACK    TO   THE    

COMMUNITY :

PARTNERING    WITH    OUR    SCHOOLS

FREE   TO   BE!!!

FREE   TO   EXPRESS   YOURSELF!

In 2019, just before Covid hit us, the League connected with Windmill Point Elementary School to provide an art scholarship for young aspiring artist(s) to take an art class with formal instruction and to support their after-school art program. This after-school program was initially developed since the arts budgets were cut some years back, to support students who were interested to learn more about the arts and to express their creativity. At that time, PSLAL had also partnered with AC Moore to help support League art projects at the Expo as well as help Windmill Point with art supplies until AC Moore closed. 

 

 

Over one year later, PSLAL has reconnected with Windmill Point Elementary School in Port St. Lucie!  As the needs changed, the League is looking forward to creating an artist-in-residence program to facilitate a school-wide art project to kick off the school year in the fall. One of the League’s primary goals as the  benefiting organization of the PSL Arts & Crafts Expo was to give back to the community, especially to the children. PSLAL looks forward to giving a donation to Windmill Point Elementary School to provide an enriching art experience for all students in the next school year. 

 

 

Monthly       Meetings:

 

 

 

 

Join us via Zoom or in person for our monthly meetings!  Enjoy the camaraderie, networking with other like-minded creatives, and a demonstration!  Learn about a new technique, color, painting in oil, watercolor, acrylic, and so much more!

3rd Friday of each Month

1 – 3 pm

 

 

Port St. Lucie Community Center    2195 SE Airoso Blvd.  Port St. Lucie, FL

 

Meetings are held in the banquet room and can accommodate 30 people.  Masks are required and Covid safe practices are followed.  RSVP is required to attend.   Zoom is provided as well.  RSVP: 772.323.1151

The mission of the Port St. Lucie Arts League is to advance, enhance and sustain our community’s cultural and artistic viability. Our membership works to develop cultural awareness and provide increased opportunities for community access to the arts.  Our league members are advocates for the arts and we promote quality, professionalism and diversity in our work. Our goals are to develop and sustain a membership of local artists, encourage networking, provide a forum for the healthy exchange of creative ideas, and support, encourage and inspire one another’s artistic creativity.  The Port St. Lucie Art League works closely with the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance.

 

Get membership information

For more information about these events or  upcoming events:

 

 

 

PSLAL Website:pslartsleague.org

For more info contact: pslalcontact@gmail.com

Joanne Lucia Florez, President

Port St. Lucie Arts League

413.695.3312

 https://www.pslartsleague.org/

 https://www.artandcraftexpo.com/

 

 

Mike Strickland         ​Latitude-88, Inc.​

Tel: 866-611-0442

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Armory Art Center Offers Trips To “Beyond Van Gogh: An Immersive Experience” In Miami ~ Don’t Miss This Phenomenal Experience

The Armory Art Center is offering a day trip by luxury coach to Miami for the “Beyond Van Gogh: An Immersive Experience” through their program,  Armory Art on The Go.  Reservations are required, with bus trips beginning on Wednesday, May 5 and continuing on select Wednesdays. This art opportunity is open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up now before all of the seats are taken!  

 

 

Armory Art Center

811 Park Place       West Palm Beach,  FL

Visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832.1776

 

 

Join the Armory Art Center

On a luxury group day-trip to Miami

To experience the stunning world of Vincent Van Gogh

 

 

Beginning May 5th 

Seating limited      ~    Reserve yours today!  

 Call: 561.832.1776

 

 

 

 

Tickets:  $99 per person,  Limited to 25 seats on a first-come, first-served basis

 

 

For tickets, visit the Armory’s on-campus Registrar’s Desk, or call 561.832.1776

 

 

Visit armoryart.org/vangogh

 

 

*Day-trips will take place each Wednesday, as scheduled in advance, throughout the duration of the exhibition May 5th – July 11th

 

 

Luxury Coach  Departs   9:30 am  from the Armory Art Center

811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Arrival in West Palm Beach is approximately 4:30  pm

 

 

Van Gogh Carousel (Images provided by Ice Palace Studios)

The Armory Art Center invites the community to enjoy a luxury group day-trip to Miami’s iconic Ice Palace Studios to experience Beyond Van Gogh: An Immersive Experience beginning Wednesday, May 5th!*

 

‘Armory Art on the Go’ – with Van Gogh! will depart 9:30 a.m. from the Armory Art Center, 811 Park Place, in West Palm Beach.Tickets are $99 per person and limited to 25 seats on a first-come, first-served basis. For tickets, visit the Armory’s on-campus Registrar’s Desk, or call 561.832.1776.

 

*Day-trips will take place each Wednesday, as scheduled in advance, throughout the duration of the exhibition May 5th – July 11th.

 

 

Van Gogh Carousel (Images provided by Ice Palace Studios)

 

This exciting, arts & cultural extravaganza begins with comfortable, fun, socially-distanced transportation, with tasty snacks provided amid luxurious coach seating and a restroom on-board. Attendees are scheduled to arrive at the Ice Palace Studios at 11:45 a.m. for the chance to easily peruse the exquisite exhibition and enjoy lunch in restaurants on the premises, or nearby (on your own).

 

At 2:30 p.m., it’s ‘all aboard’ for the return trip to West Palm Beach with estimated time of arrival approximately 4:30 p.m. Boarding to return to West Palm Beach is scheduled 2:30 p.m.

 

All participants must comply with health and safety procedures. For more information about Armory Art on the Go, visitarmoryart.org/vangogh. To learn more about Beyond Van Gogh: An Immersive Experience, visit vangoghmiami.com

 

 

 

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 & textiles, 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 information:

Visit www.armoryart.orgor call (561) 832.1776 

The Armory Art Center is located at

811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

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Participate In Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest On Saturday, May 22 & Sunday, May 23, 2021. Looking For Visual Artists, Performing Artists, Mindfulness Vendors, Volunteers!

The Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest is long overdue!  Organized by the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance and the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event Center, it will offer arts and cultural activities for all ages on  Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23. The outdoor event will reflect the diversity of artists and the scope of alternative health modalities.  Visual artists and performing artists from all over are eligible to participate!  The Rickie Report shares the details.  This event will also need volunteers! If you are a member of the St. Lucie Cultural Art Guild and Organization, get your vendor space at no charge!

 

 

 

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance 

and 

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event Center

 

 

Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest

 

 

At   MIDFLORIDA   Event   Center

 Saturday, May 22     and     Sunday, May 23 

 

 

 

 

 

Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest

 

 

C   A   L  L           F   O   R:

 

~  VISUAL  ARTISTS ~

~ PERFORMING  ARTISTS ~

~ YOGA  INSTRUCTORS ~

~ MINDFULNESS   PRACTITIONERS ~

~ VENDORS ~

&

!!!  VOLUNTEERS !!!

 

 

 

 

The Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest is long overdue! Organized by St. Lucie Cultural Alliance in partnership with MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event Center, “Art and mindfulness warm our hearts and lift our spirits as we journey through life,” says Executive Director Alyona Ushe. “Combining the mind-opening benefits of art with the healing benefits of mindfulness is a perfect marriage”.

 

The Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest is designed to enhance the cultural community while the fundraiser will further empower the organization to showcase local and regional talent.  We encourage artists from all over the state and beyond to be part of this festival”, Alyona adds.

 

This is the Alliance’s major fundraising event for the year to raise funds for the nonprofit organization artists grants program. This fest will also promote the arts, local artists, and provide value, fun, and entertainment for the whole family.

 

There will be painters, potters, photographers and sculptors; artists who create works from recycled components as well as fashion designers. Live music, dance productions and spoken word performance pieces will take place on stage. A children’s corner featuring family activities and crafts will provide the opportunity to create hands-on art. Multiple food trucks will tempt visitors with aromatic healthy food choices.

 

 

Deena Rahill and and Lisa Jill Allison

 

 

Performers/Teaching Artists for workshops, demonstrations, live painting, etc. APPLY:

https://www.cognitoforms.com/StLucieCulturalAlliance/TreasureCoastArtsMindfulnessFestDemonstrationsWorkshopsAndLivePainting.

 

 

Focusing on the mindfulness part of the Fest, alternative health vendors in categories including acupuncture, nutrition, massage and hypnotherapy will be on hand, as will yoga and Pilates studios, Reiki masters and Tai Chi practitioners. Visitors will find all-natural soaps, hand-made crystal jewelry and sound healing instruments. Take the opportunity to have a Tarot card reading or a chakra analysis.

 

 

Heila, Belly Dancer

 

 

Available vendor spaces.  Here is the link to reserve a vendor space, https://artstlucie.z2systems.com/np/clients/artstlucie/survey.jsp?surveyId=5& 

 

 

Join the Alliance:  www.artstlucie.org/memberships. If anyone decides to become an Alliance member, that artist will only be charged the $25 application fee.

 

 

 

 

Sponsorship opportunities are available~

 To inquire, contact info@artstlucie.org.

 

 

While most art lovers are mindful, and in turn, many mindfulness practitioners surround themselves with beautiful art, the Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest will inspire everyone to “jump over the fence” to find new ways of enjoying every day. “The arts and mindfulness offer a natural partnership between two powerful disciplines,” says Alyona. Linda McCarthy, Director of MIDFLORIDA Event Center agrees. “Arts and cultural activities inspire civic pride, connect generations, bridge diverse groups, and serve as a symbol of Port St. Lucie,” says McCarthy.

 

All funds received from sponsorships and vendor fees will go into the Cultural Alliance’s Grant Fund to be awarded to artists and cultural organizations, as will monies raised from the sale of auction items and raffles. According to Alyona, the Grant Fund already has accumulated $25,000: $10,000 from the city of Port St. Lucie which helped launch the program and $15,000 from St.Lucie County and from the Florida Arts License Plate program. All grant awards will be awarded only to local entities “so we can continue growing the local cultural landscape,” says Alyona.

 

Deena Rahill, a Certified Sound Healing Practitioner is the organizer of the mindfulness portion of the Fest. She will play a set of crystal bowls in a live performance while Lisa Jill Allison paints a canvas for a symbiotic art and sound experience. Sound can be used to unblock creativity and focus the mind. Deena describes a crystal bowl sound bath as a meditative acoustic sound concert. It is quite an experience to be immersed in vibrational sound, one that lulls the listener into a peaceful and mindful state of being.

 

 

For those who are unfamiliar with crystal bowls, each one is made from 99.8 percent pure quartz crystal and is tuned to a particular note of the musical scale. When played, the sound frequencies affect brainwave activity, slowing down brain waves to enter a deeply restorative state, where the body rebalances itself to self-heal.  “Creative mindfulness activities assist in the development of self-awareness and resilience,” says Deena. Both mindfulness and art creation are linked to a flow state, one that allows a person to think in different ways. “When we practice mindfulness, we’re practicing the art of creating space for ourselves – space to think, space to breathe, space between ourselves and our reactions,” she adds.  Deena believes that, “The Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest offers the opportunity to explore different modalities and find local providers who can help people discover and embrace new ways of managing their life. Ultimately, community is immunity.”

 

 

The Rickie Report shares a special Thank you to Dorothy Kamm for contributing to this article! Dorothy Kamm, a member of the Port St. Lucie Business Women since 2008, is known in the area as a public relations professional, award-winning writer, and community advocate. Kamm is known as the premier source on American painted porcelain, and her writings are on file in the library of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the leading research facility on women’s art. She is a member of the Port St. Lucie Business Women.

 

 

For more information about the Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest:

 

 

 visit https:// artstlucie.org/event/art-fest.

 

 

Available vendor spaces. FREE for Cultural Alliance Art Guild and Cultural Organization members. Reserve NOW!

 

https://artstlucie.z2systems.com/np/clients/artstlucie/survey.jsp?surveyId=5&

Join the Alliance:

   www.artstlucie.org/memberships.

 

 

 

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Sharon Koskoff, “The Duchess Of Deco” Will Present At Wellington Art Society Meeting April 14. The Public Is Invited To This Free Zoom Event

The Wellington Art Society presents an art presentation by “The Duchess of Deco“, Sharon Koskoff at their Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, April 14.  The public is invited to this FREE event.  The Rickie Report shares these details, some sneak peeks of this prolific muralist, artist, and author.  RSVP to get the Zoom link!

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  April 14, 2021

 7 PM

 

 

FEATURING:  

 

 

SHARON     KOSKOFF 

“Confessions of a Public Mural Artist:

Murals of the Palm Beaches… Bigger is Better!”

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

Please RSVP to: presidentofwas@gmail.com

for the Zoom Link to attend

 

 

 

Sharon Koskoff with Delray Beach mural

 

 

 

Sharon Koskoff, “The Duchess of Deco”, is a full-time professional artist and published author known for her Decometric Murals, graphic designs, public art installations and love of Art Deco architecture. Her love for art began when Koskoff was a young girl, playing with the sewing machines and fabric scraps in her father’s ladies’ blouse factory. When she was 14 years old, her newly married older sister asked her to paint a mural in her apartment. That was the beginning of a now 40-year long career of painting public murals.

 

 

 

Sharon Koskoff painting a mural in her book “Murals of the Palm Beaches”

 

 

Her most recent book, Murals of the Palm Beaches is the winner of a silver medal from the Florida Book Awards (FBA) in Tallahassee for Visual Arts, as well as a silver medal from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) in Orlando for Education. This book tells the history of large-scale murals and explores how public art has helped to revitalize downtowns and create landmarks in Palm Beach County.

 

 

 

Koskoff works exclusively in acrylic, water-based paints for her public murals. She also creates collage and public art installations using found objects. Koskoff says that she likes to “…collect things that I know one day will be useful to me… I can see the potential in someone else’s discards.” She draws her inspiration from teaching, embracing the challenges of new commissions and working within her community.

 

 

Sharon Koskoff’s book, “Art Deco of the Palm Beaches”

 

 

Koskoff is a Muse Award Winner for Arts Educator of the Year 2014-16 from the Cultural Council of PBC. She is a well-known tour guide and lecturer on the architecture and styling of Twentieth Century design as seen in her book, Art Deco of the Palm Beaches.  Mentored by Miami Beach’s “Queen of Art Deco”, Barbara Baer Capitman, she is the founding president of the Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches (ADSPB), a non-for-profit historic preservation organization established in 1987, celebrating 34 years of service.

 

 

 

 

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

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

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St. Lucie Mets Announce Premiere Of Their Community Market Beginning Sunday, April 25. Artists And Vendors Applications Are Open

The St. Lucie Mets Community Market premieres on Sunday, April 25 and will continue bimonthly events at Clover Park in Port St. Lucie!  We share a call to artists, vendors, artisans, and food vendors to apply for this exceptional opportunity to sell directly to art lovers and patrons!  Port St. Lucie is one of the fastest growing cities in Florida. If you are a creative, this is where you want to be selling your work! The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t wait to see you at Clover Park! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get the latest details:    https://www.facebook.com/STLMCM

 

NEXT MARKET:   SUNDAY, MAY 9, 2021

 

 

Market manager, Doug Dickey tells The Rickie Report, “With the St. Lucie Community Market, our objective is to provide a beautiful location here at Clover Park where local artists, farmers, crafters/hobbyists, and food vendors can come together and show their work and products to the local community.  The importance of community engagement has always been a priority for the Mets and by providing this marketplace on select Sundays is another way community members can come together”.

 

As Port St. Lucie continues its growth spurt of new housing, planned communities, medical offices, and the general infrastructure necessary to sustain this growth, The Rickie Report has seen an incremental increase in cultural endeavors.  The St. Lucie Community Market will be another asset beyond seasonal events.

 

When and Where:

Beginning April 25th, twice a month

Sundays 10 am – 2  pm

Clover Park      31 Piazza Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Details:

A $40 deposit of cash or check payable to St. Lucie Mets is due upon signing the vendor agreement and will be put towards the first market.

• To be considered as a vendor, please review, complete, sign, and email application to ddickey@nymets.com.

• All vendor tents must be WHITE and 10X10. We reserve the right to disallow the use of a tent that does not meet our standards. We will reserve and assign a spot for you.

• Vendors must have insurance and comply with requirements set forth by Department of Health, the Florida Department of Agriculture, and/or the USDA, and obtain any and all permits and licenses required by local and State law, including, but not limited to a business license, vendors license, health department certification and/or any requirements by the City of Port Saint Lucie and St. Lucie County.

Contact:

Doug Dickey at ddickey@nymets.com or 718-803-4026

 

For more information about the Market, please contact Doug Dickey:

Phone    718.803.4026

Email: DDickey@nymets.com

Website:  stluciemets.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/STLMCM

 

 

 

 

 

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3rd Annual Port St. Lucie Spring Art & Craft Expo Opens Call To Artists, Crafters, Vendors. No Fee To Apply

The Port St. Lucie Spring Art & Craft Expo has opened a Call for Artists, Crafters, and Vendors for the Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2 event at the MidFlorida Credit Union Event Center ( formerly the Port St. Lucie Civic Center).  The two-day event offers free parking and admission for a family friendly crowd.  The Rickie Report shares the information in this article.  Don’t wait to apply!  Spaces are filling up for fine art, handcrafts, and jewelry! Remember, this is just before Mother’s Day! There is NO application fee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a beautiful and high visibility setting just off U.S. HWY 1. The event is situated on white asphalt with easy load in and load out for most of the venue, and plenty of free public & exhibitor parking in the parking garage and on street parking just steps away! It also features a generally well-off financially demographic of people just before Mother’s Day weekend!

 

 

 This is a daytime event. Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. Set up will begin Friday 11 am to 6 pm and again Saturday morning 7 am to 10 am. There will be over-night hired, insured, armed security Friday and Saturday nights. 

A Celebration of Life,

Arts & Crafts

and

the Human Spirit

Florida Art & Craft Festivals

 

 

 

 

APPLY  NOW:

www.artandcraftexpo.com

Call for more details:

 

772.492.6105

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Martin County ArtsFest 2021 Formats Offer In Person And At Home Participation February 20 & 21. Virtual Shops Are Now Open

On Saturday, February 20 and Sunday, February 21, ArtsFest 2021 will include live performances including a Saturday feature of A.C.T. Studio‘s rendition of a Midsummer’s Nights Dream, 50+ artist booths, a community glass mosaic project, the Clyde ButcherAmerica’s Everglades” photography exhibition at the Court House Cultural Centerfood trucks and more!  ArtsFest at Home brings the beloved CHOPPED competition to life, hands-on kids projects, and an artist marketplace for browsing and buying.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Volunteers are still needed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ArtsFest has been named as one of the top 20 tourist events in the Southeast, for the past 5 years.

 

 

BUY   TICKETS   HERE: 

 

 

Vase by Luis Enrique, Best of Show Winner 2020

 

 

Nancy Turrell, Executive Director of the Martin Arts Foundation tells The Rickie Report,” Treasure Coast residents are sincere and sophisticated lovers of the arts. And when we say “arts” we mean everything in the visual arts, performing arts and culinary arts.  Local residents, as well as visitors, have helped elevate the culture of our entire area”.

 

 

Entertainment by The Cuban Trio

 

 

The Gratitude Steel Band

 

 

 

Located in downtown Stuart, ArtsFest is one of the longest running arts events in the area at 34 years and counting. This year’s ArtsFest will take place at Gazebo Park and East Ocean Boulevard and includes the “Clyde Butcher: America’s Everglades” photography exhibition at the Court House Cultural Center.

 

 

VISIT  Artists At Home Pages:

 

 

 

Back in 1988 when ArtsFest first emerged, the arts were a fledgling component of our community. Today, 34 years later, the arts community is thriving, despite the massive curve ball COVID-19 has thrown at the arts and cultural sector. ArtsFest gives us a chance, each and every year, to show up and demonstrate our support for the arts in Martin County.

 

 

 

 

So if you can’t join us at ArtsFest to show your support in person this year, join us at ArtsFest at Home! On this virtual event site, you can watch performances, check out the culinary arts, make a donation or purchase art from an artist. Together, show our support and solidarity with the goal to keep the arts alive and well.

 

 

See   you   at   ArtsFest!

 

 

For more details:

artsfeststuart.org

 

 

 

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Elliott Museum Features Martin Artisans Guild Paintings, Photography, Wearable Art, Sculpture, And Glass As Prelude To Martin County Open Studio Tour. Opening Reception Is Wednesday, February 17

The Elliott Museum will feature the Martin Artisans Guild with a special Exhibit and Preview of the Martin County Open Studio Tour.  The public is invited to the Wednesday, February 17 Opening Reception.  Paul Hamaty will entertain at the piano as guests enjoy light bites and a cash bar, while meeting the artists.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Remember to save the dates for the Martin County Open Studio Tour March 6-7, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 17

5:30 to 7:30 PM

There will be $5.00 admission for all guests

 


“Wildflower” by Dot Galfond

 

Elliott Museum

825 N.E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL

Call us for any questions at 772.225.1961

 

 

“Please Yield For Pedestrians” by Katie Gianni

 

 

 

As you walk through two galleries, enjoy the piano tunes of Paul Hamaty, three Cash Bars and Food Stations.   Meet the artists who will be participating in the upcoming Martin County Open Studio Tour, browse and buy original works of art including paintings, photography, sculpture, pastels, art-to-wear, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, unique glass works, and much more!  The PDS Cafe will also be open.

 

 

“Sante Fe” by Sheryl Levine

 

 

 

About The  2021 Martin County Open Studio Tour:

Saturday & Sunday,  March 6 – 7, 2021

 

Once a year, the best artists in Martin County open their studios to the public and give you the opportunity to see the creative process in person!  We will provide a map to the artists’ studios, and you can visit as many of them as you would like. At the studios, you will be able to watch the artists creating their work, interact with them, learn about how they create and see their setup and materials. Some of the studios will be offering refreshments and special surprises. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the thriving arts scene in Martin County!

 

“The Elliott” by Laura Kay Darvill

 

Go to the 2021 Tour Artists page to see the names and website links for the artists you can visit on the tour.

 

 

 

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

 

mcost.org

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com  561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Opens New Gallery Space, Announces Calls For Artists, Art Walk, And Special MLK Exhibition

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is thrilled to announce the opening of its new Gallery located in downtown Fort Pierce, which will display and showcase masterpieces from its members. The Cultural Alliance launched a new initiative called Arts Made in St. Lucie, opened a special MLK Exhibition, started to participate in Downtown Fort Pierce ART WALK, and has announced numerous Call to Artists opportunities. The organization provides new opportunities to showcase and sell artwork by regional artists as part of membership benefits. The Rickie Report shares all of the details and some sneak peeks. You don’t have to live in St. Lucie to be part of this growing arts movement!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alliance Gallery

111 Orange Avenue     Fort Pierce, FL  34950

 

 

Executive Director, Alyona Ushe tells The Rickie Report, “The Alliance is here to serve the community and I want to know what we can do better.  My email is alyona@artstlucie.org and I want to hear from everyone!  We are building a community and their input is critical”.

 

 

Be part of our family! Exhibit in our new gallery at the One Eleven Building in Downtown Fort Pierce. We’re accepting applications for Alliance Art Guild members. The gallery is just one of the many Alliance initiatives to promote and establish the arts as a significant contributor in St. Lucie County, and we want to proudly showcase St. Lucie County’s extraordinary talent in our gallery.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Roger E. Poitras Administration Annex Building – The submission deadline is 2/19. Learn more and apply HERE.

  • Women Empowerment Exhibition – The deadline 2/19. Learn more and apply HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Art Walk – The deadline is by the second Friday of the month. Learn more and apply HERE.

  • Made in St. Lucie – Learn more and apply HERE.

  • Stay tuned for more upcoming exhibition opportunities!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The Alliance share exciting and useful arts and culture information and promote the arts and artists in its weekly newsletter. SUBSCRIBE

  • Stay connected with the Alliance on social media. All the icons are on the top left-hand corner of the website and linked to our social profiles.

  • Also stay in the know with what’s happening in the arts in St. Lucie. Bookmark the Alliance online event calendar

 

 

 

BE    PART    OF    THIS    SPECIAL    EVENT:

 

  • Treasure Coast Arts and Mindfulness Fair – Our first annual art fair is in May, and we are looking for community members interested in volunteering for this event. Please send an email to director@artstlucie.org.

 

 

 

For more information about anything mentioned in this article, new initiatives you would like to propose, or to make a comment:

 

artstlucie.org

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance 

2300 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34982

 (772) 462-2783

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Fort Lauderdale Pen Women Announce Call For Women Artists For Juried Exhibit Of All Media

The Fort Lauderdale Branch of National League of American Pen Women shares a Call for Women Artists for a juried exhibition of all media. The Exhibit takes place online at www.cloudfolios.com. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges the artists to apply! We urge art patrons to visit the exhibit, which runs February 11 through March 31, 2021.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALL       FOR       WOMEN      ARTISTS

     ALL       MEDIA

 

 

JURIED       ONLINE       EXHIBITION

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To View The Exhibition:

www.cloudfolios.com/exhibtion/161

February 11 through March 31, 2021

 

 

 

 

Link for Prospectus

 

 

 

 

1st prize 2020  “Friends” by Karen Kondek

 

 

 

 

Online Entry:   

Monday, January 25  thru  Saturday, February 6

Cost: $30 + $1.50 CC processing fee- (2 pieces)

 

ELIGIBLE WORK: (NO THEME)

2 & 3-Dimensional Art/Photography/sculpture: Upon entering this exhibit, you are certifying that this work is an original, not a copy of another artist’s work or a copy of any photograph not taken by you, this work has not been entered before in this annual show, this work was done by only one artist and completed within the last FOUR years.

ORIGINAL ARTWORK ONLY! NO PRINTS OR GICLEES!

 

 

SALES:

 

The sale of artwork is between the artist and the buyer ONLY.

 

 

ELIGIBLE ARTISTS:

 

Pen Women Members and Patrons. Women Guest Artists are invited to enter up to 2 pieces of art and are limited to participation in two of these Annual Juried Exhibits. This show is our way to introduce local women artists to the Ft. Lauderdale Branch of the NLAPW.

 

 

Entry Guidelines:

 

All entries must be made online at Cloudfolios.com. You must create a free Cloud Folios account and upload your images as a jpeg. For each piece of art you enter in our online show you will need: TITLE, MEDIUM, PRICE, WIDTH AND HEIGHT.

 

Collect the data before you start entering your work at www.cloudfolios.com/exhibitions/161.

Do not show any frame or mat and the image must be correctly oriented either vertical or horizontal. For best results, your images should be less than 2MB to upload quickly.

 

Any questions Contact: Tammy Seymour tseymour53@comcast.net or Cell 954-288-7972

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ENTER ONLINE starting Jan 25 to Feb 6 at:

https://www.cloudfolios.com/exhibitions/161

 

 

A ZOOM class on Cloudfolios:

 

A ZOOM class on Cloudfolios will be held on Wednesday January 27th at 1pm if you need help with entering your work. If interested in this ZOOM class, email tseymour53@comcast.net and the ZOOM link will be emailed to you. Written instructions are also available upon request.

 

Entry and Fees: Artists may enter one or two paintings. A non-refundable fee of $30 (plus $1.50 processing fee) will be paid online at cloudfolios.com after you upload your artwork. No changes can be made after entry is received. No refunds will be made. BE SURE YOU ENTER ALL YOUR PIECES AT SAME TIME.

 

Conditions and Liabilities: The submission of entries to this competition shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the terms and conditions as set forth in this prospectus. Pen Women reserves the right to use photographs for publicity and promotion.

 

 

Ribbons & Cash Prizes:

 Sophie Bonet (Head Curator ArtServe)

1ST, 2ND, 3RD & Honorable Mentions

Monetary awards:

A major entry portion of the proceeds will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

AWARDS Presentation:

Thursday, February 11, 2021

12:30 pm Zoom Monthly Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

About the National League of American Pen Women:

 

Since its founding in 1897 by Marian Longfellow O’Donoghue, Henry Longfellow’s niece, the League seeks to create progression and advancement in visual arts, literary work, and musical composition. As the oldest and largest women’s arts organization, members share their creativity in a number of ways, including workshops, exhibitions, discussion groups, performances, demonstrations and lectures, fostering networking and friendships among members, while maintaining a high, broad standard of work, effort and strength that comes from the union.

Many of our artists teach in the South Florida area; many are award-winning artists. All are passionate about encouraging talented young women to pursue their college arts education degrees and raise funds each year to award three $1,500 Achievement Awards to Broward College Women.

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Visit:

lauderdalepenwomen.wixsite.com/nlapw

Facebook.com/nlapwftl/

For additional information please call 954-288-7972

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

561.537.0291

Rickie@therickiereport.com 

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Juried ONLINE Exhibit – All Media & Fine Arts

Exhibit Dates: February 11th thru March 31st 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tammy Seymour

Art-Chair- Pen Women

www.lauderdalepenwomen.wixsite.com/nlapw

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