Riverland Arts & Culture Center Opens Call For Artists And Vendors For Fall Festival On Saturday, October 14, 2023

The Riverland Arts & Culture Center, a private amenity located in the residential GL Homes community of Riverland in Port St. Lucie, FL, opens a call for artists and vendors for its Fall Festival on Saturday, October 14 with an expected turnout of  700- 1000 Riverland residents to attend. Held outdoors on the events plaza at the Riverland Arts & Culture Center, artists and vendors will reach new home owners looking for up-to-the-minute decor and products.  The Rickie Report shares the details and encourages emerging as well as seasoned artists and vendors to apply. We want to emphasize that you will be reaching a new audience, as most of the residents are new to the Port St. Lucie area!










We expect 700-1000 Riverland residents to attend.

This is a FREE event.





Lifestyle Manager, Heather Storm tells The Rickie Report, “GL Homes in Riverland offers affordable 55+ living. Located in the heart of Port St. Lucie, just 40 minutes north of West Palm Beach lies over 4,000 acres of beautiful homes, sweeping landscapes, serene lakes, winding walking and golf cart paths and a 34,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse with full blown resort-style amenities- all from the $400s-$900s. We look forward to welcoming you to Riverland and introducing you to our community!”






Load-In starts at 9:00am

Load-Out is at 5:30pm

Vendors must stay for the duration of the event.

The cost per 10 x 10 vendor space is $75 for the Fall Festival and payment must be made in advance.

There will be live entertainment and food and beverage – and activities throughout the day.

Complete this form to participate: https://form.jotform.com/232334237875157




For more information please contact:

Heather Storm, Lifestyle Manager



Visit: https://www.facebook.com/riverlandlifestyle/



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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

ART WARS III Opens Call For Artists, Crafters, Vendors As It Blends Art And Altruism In South Florida

Hatch 1121 and EmmanuelArt Designs partner with LULA in Lake Worth Beach with a CALL for artists, crafters, and vendors for ART WARS III on Saturday, February 17, 2024.  A blend of art and altruism, the event features 10 artists each creating a masterpiece with an undisclosed theme in four hours! Enjoy food, beverages, live music as you watch and shop!  This is a FREE EVENT!  Mark your calendars now!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists, crafters and vendors to apply to be part of this unique experience!











Saturday, February 17, 2024

6 – 10 pm


HATCH 1121

1121 Lucerne Ave.  Lake Worth, FL 33460





















If you have any burning questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Emmanuel Gonzales:  emmanuelart@gmail.com

We’re here to help!



DEADLINE: October 10th, 2023. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to showcase your talent. Acceptance notifications will be sent out by October 15, 2023.



Get those brushes ready… and prepare for an epic battle of creativity!



ART WARS is an extraordinary philanthropic event that aims to provide immense support to the local art community by seamlessly blending the worlds of art and altruism. Promising an evening that will be etched in your memory, this event offers a delightful array of scrumptious food, invigorating beverages, and captivating live music.







The main highlight of this event is an exhilarating live painting competition, where 10 of the most exceptionally gifted artists from South Florida will be given 4 hours to create a masterpiece using their preferred materials. These artists will showcase several of their other awe-inspiring works in Hatch’s breathtaking indoor gallery. Alongside the incredible art battle will be a vendor’s alley, where a multitude of talented crafters will present their wares for sale, making ART WARS a true arts and crafts extravaganza!!









Audience members will vote for their favorite creation, while a surprise guest judge will also have the honor of selecting their personal favorite. The prizes that await the winners of this competition shall remain a thrilling secret for the present.



Curated by local artist Emmanuel Gonzales, ART WARS proudly presents its third edition in the mesmerizing region of South Florida. By attending this event, not only will you be treated to a visually stunning experience, but you will also be making a profound impact on the local art community.



Art by Emmanuel Gonzales




Emmanuel Gonzales is an artist in South Florida. Since graduating from Palm Beach Atlantic College in 2001 with a degree in Fine Arts, he has made a strong impact on the scene.  He combines collage, pencil, acrylic, stencils, and oils in his unique style. His artwork is detailed and vibrant, capturing movement and energy. He explores the past and present through realism and portraiture, focusing on American icons as fragments in a larger patchwork. Emmanuel is also known for live painting performances at notable venues, including the W Hotel and Rosemary Square in West Palm Beach. He organizes ART WARS, an event where artists compete head-to-head. Emmanuel’s art can be found on his website, social media, galleries, showrooms, public spaces, and in the homes of celebrity patrons and art enthusiasts worldwide.




HATCH 1121, an exhilarating exhibition space that has undergone a stunning transformation in the heart of Lake Worth’s vibrant Art’s Overlay District. Nestled at the epicenter where the FEC railroad tracks meet Lucerne Avenue, this newly renovated gem is operated by the esteemed LULA Lake Worth Arts. Prepare to be captivated by the awe-inspiring mural adorning its walls, aptly named “the Great Wall of Artists.” Serving as a dynamic hub, HATCH 1121 unites the community through a tapestry of culture and the arts. This extraordinary venue owes its remarkable revival to a prestigious cultural facilities grant bestowed by the illustrious State of Florida’s Department of Cultural Affairs. Get ready to be blown away by HATCH 1121, where creativity knows no bounds!


For more information:





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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor Invites You To A “Moving On” Celebration On Wednesday, July 12, 2023. New Chapters Are About To Begin!

Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor is having an enormous party on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 to celebrate New Chapters!  Shop the huge inventory reductions before the Gallery closes in mid-August.  New Chapters include Chris Kling continuing to show her artistry in numerous galleries and Bill having a little more free time. Amanda and Billy Kling, providing Home Décor and Kling Kloset will expand online with their very own app!  The Rickie Report shares the details and thanks the Kling family for inspiring us.  New adventures await!






723 Colorado Plaza  Stuart, FL 34994

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

772-678-6949    www.klinggallerystuart.com










Wednesday, July 12, 2023

5  – 9 pm

Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor

723 S. Colorado Ave.,   Stuart, FL  34994





Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor is having a huge party and you ALL are invited! We are celebrating our 6 years of having this wonderful space in this amazing town of Stuart and progressing on to a New Chapter! We will be having incredible discounts on our inventory and closing the Gallery in mid- August. 




Amanda Kling, Billy Kling, Bill Kling, Chris Kling




Make no mistake, Chris Kling is not retiring! She will continue on with her business of art, creating, exhibiting, competing, and being represented by galleries throughout Florida. Bill Kling will be semi-retired, because if you know him, he has to stay busy! He will enjoy a little more free time.




Amanda will continue to help decorate the homes in our community. She loves that so much! And both Amanda and Billy Kling will expand the business online and continue to providing Home Décor and her popular fashion, Kling Kloset, with her super popular Live shows and free app ( Apple) or free app (Android), Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor!



We all are turning the page to awesome New Chapters! We have enjoyed immensely meeting all of you in our years with the storefront gallery and making memories we treasure and moving on with the business of the future online! Come help us celebrate, enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres and snag some wonderful discounts on décor, wine, and art too! 





Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor

723 Colorado Plaza   Stuart, FL34994



Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred






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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986



Call For One-Day, Indoor Art Show In Port St. Lucie On Sunday November 5, 2023. Temple Beth El Israel Invites Artists And Artisans To Apply

Temple Beth El Israel in Port St. Lucie, FL. announces a Call to Artists and Artisans for a one-day juried art show on Sunday, November 5, 2023. “Gifts of the Heart” will offer indoor spaces only.  Partial proceeds will benefit local programs of the Port St. Lucie Sheriff’s Office. Deadline for applications is August 1, 2023.  Spaces will fill up quickly, so The Rickie Report urges you to apply soon!






Email a Copy Of This Application and 3 JPGS of your work to:











Email Rickie Leiter, Volunteer Coordinator,   tbeiartshow@gmail.com




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Susan S. Buzzi’s “The Kindness Project” Multigenerational And Multidisciplinary Exhibit Opens At Tamarac Community Center On Saturday, May 27

Susan S. Buzzi of Tamarac, FL received an Individual Artist Grant from The Broward County Cultural Division to present “The Kindness Project”.  She and Dr. Jeff Pickens held an  intergenerational and multi-disciplinary community workshop, resulting in an art exhibit opening at the Tamarac Community Center on Saturday, May 27, 2023. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.



“T h e      K i n d n e s s      P r o j e c t”








Opening   Reception:  

Saturday, May 27, 2023  

3:00 pm     Free admission





Tamarac   Community   Center

8601  W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL. 

For information please call (954) 597-3620









The goal of “The Kindness Project” is to promote wellness, mindfulness and empathy through art in Broward’s diverse communities 




Dr. Jeff Pickens, Commissioner Elvin Villalobos, District 3 of Tamarac, Susan S. Buzzi



Susan S. Buzzi tells The Rickie Report, ” My initial thoughts for this grant proposal first emerged, I suppose, sometime late in 2021 while I was completing an article for publication for the COVID Chronicles and also beginning a photo documentary “Looking Back – Moving Forward”. Ironically, amidst the health crisis and chaos, came focus and strength for me as I navigated the anxiety, economic challenges, sadness and media-driven hysteria we all faced”.







Buzzi goes on to explain, “The unnatural isolation transformed itself into an unexpected camaraderie through zoom meetings and classes; hence, the birth of the “The Kindness Project”.  The article, my documentary and this programming concentrates entirely on the absolute need for compassion, empathy and kindness in our world today.  The concept is so simple; yet essential to survive and thrive”. 








The word clouds are comprised of responses from 4 age groups in the community when asked in an anonymous survey, “How do you describe kindness?”.  The results are interesting, similar in some cases, but above all, optimistic!




Word cloud by participants in workshop ages 16 – 20





As most now function in some form of normalcy post Pandemic, the impact, unfortunately, still lingers for some – both physically and psychologically.  Connecting with one another has become so important – for everyone … and it is certainly a pleasure for Buzzi to present this programming in her city of Tamarac and with her mentor Dr. Jeff Pickens during National Mental Health Awareness Month. 








The exhibition will feature between 50 – 55 pieces completed by participants in the community workshop, Buzzi’s students at Atlantis Academy and her own artworks. 






Buzzi tells The Rickie Report, “I am so very proud of my students’ efforts and am hopeful that we can all learn to inspire each other, be present and be kind”.  



The bottom line – kindness never goes out of style and we can always share a smile!




For information about this event please call (954) 597-3620.






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Wellington Art Society Features Renowned Photographer, Barry Seidman At April 12 Meeting Plus Two Art Exhibits With One Reception On April 18 Public Invited To All Events

The Wellington Art Society will feature a presentation by renowned photographer Barry Seidman on Wednesday, April 12, 2023.  The meeting and presentation will take place at the Wellington Community Center. The event includes a meet and greet, a member spotlight, a brief meeting and Barry’s presentation, “From There to Here” in which he will discuss his life’s work and the transition from commercial to fine art photography. In addition, mark your calendars for a double art exhibit “ Variations” and “Vivid ”. Open now at the Wellington Village Hall and at the Wellington Community Center, there will be a Public Reception on Tuesday, April 18, 2023.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. The public is welcome!







Public Is Invited To


Wellington Art Society Meeting


Wednesday,  April 12, 2023


5:30 pm




Wellington  Community  Center




12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL









B A R R Y        S E I D M A N





Open to members and non-members




For more information contact: Laura Jaffe, presidentofwas@gmail.com


 COVID-19 protocols will be observed. 




Originally from New York, Barry Seidman is a renowned member of the international photographic community. He was educated at Pratt Institute in New York and has established himself as one of the top advertising print media photographers in the country. He specialized in still-life photography and worked for top major brands in the world, eventually expanding his work to include celebrity photography and directing television commercials.



“Calla Lilies” by Barry Seidman





He has contributed to numerous award-winning national and local advertising campaigns. Recognition for his work includes every possible industry award including Clios, Tellys, Addys and the Art Directors Club Award.



“Tomatoes” by Barry Seidman



After a distinguished career in advertising, Seidman started to devote more of his time to fine art photography, using his vast techniques and knowledge of lighting and design as a foundation. This led to various solo and group exhibitions, all while still connected to the advertising business. 



“Tulip” by Barry Seidman





Seventeen years ago, Seidman, and long-time business partner and wife, Mary Ann Kurasz, relocated to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida where he built a studio to focus on his fine art work. He also maintains a studio presence in New York where he continues to shoot for advertising clients. Seidman has exhibited in solo, and group shows both in New York City and Florida. In 2012, Seidman published a photobiography titled New Eyes, a spectacular collection of his fine-art photography. Beginning in April, his work will be on display at the Palm Beach International Airport at their “Journeys” exhibition. His work is held in many public and private collections worldwide.

To learn more about Barry Seidman, visit: https://barry2130.wixsite.com/seidman-2.




Wellington   Art   Society



Announces   New   Exhibitions






Free and open to the public weekdays  8 am  to 5  pm


See,  Learn,  Share , Engage  and  Be  Inspired! 

         Invite  family,  friends,  and  patrons  –   Share  the  Invitation







TUESDAY, April 18, 2023




 5 – 7 pm





The Wellington Art Society (WAS) is thrilled to announce their new municipal art exhibitions, “Variations” ( now through July 18, 2023 at the Wellington Village Hall located at 12300 Forest Hill Blvd in Wellington) and “Vivid” (now through May 16 at the Wellington Community Center at 12150 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington). 



Hartley Barnes                                 

Betty Brodie                                                

David Ciofalo                                      

Ayesha DeLorenzo                      

Kim Di Giacomo                                   

Faye Ford                                           

Jay Harmon                                               

Carol Krenkel                                        

Laura Jaffe                       

Lou Ann LaBohn

Nancy Lee

Maureen May

Rose Gong Monier

Susan Mosely

Charles Moses

Ana Noble

Susan Oakes

Leslie Pfeiffer

Monica Postell

Marion Roberts

Debra Rosen

Lois Spatz

Carl Stoveland

Cindi Taylor

Raymonde Talleyrand

Tammy Wolfson



All artwork in the exhibition is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs. To arrange the purchase of artwork hanging in the exhibition, please email presidentofwas@gmail.com.





For more information about the featured artists and the exhibition, please visit the Wellington Art Society’s website at www.wellingtonartsociety.org.

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 www.wellingtonartsociety.org





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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986










The Fort Pierce Jazz Market Brings Live Music And The Visual Arts Together Every Saturday Morning. Raffle Of Special Commissioned Glass Artwork By Laura O’Kelly Will Benefit Music Scholarships To Local Students Now Through March 24. Check Out Free Concerts During Jazz Week March 20-24.

What is a “Jazz Market”?  At the Fort Pierce Jazz Market you’ll find the perfect piece of handcrafted art, unique housewarming, wedding, or birthday gift and enjoy fabulous music! It is one of the Treasure Coast’s treasures! With high-quality vendors, you won’t find tchotchkes, items ordered-by-catalog or mass-produced in an overseas factory – everything is handcrafted by skilled artisans who are right there to chat with you as you browse. Laura O’Kelly of Fine Art By Laura is a well respected glass artist who has been a fixture of the market. Using translucent glass, color, treasures from the sea, and light, she creates breathtaking wall décor. If you’re lucky, you can take home one of her masterpieces of light and color for just $5/1 ticket or $10/ 3 tickets, with a raffle benefiting the Fort Pierce Jazz Society’s Scholarship Fund.  The winner Laura’s artwork will be drawn on Saturday, April 15th at the Market. The Rickie Report shares the Art Raffle infoJazz and Market details PLUS we encourage more visual artists to apply and be part of this creative venture.












Don Bestor, President of FPJS  tells The Rickie Report, “The Fort Pierce Jazz Society, celebrating its 25th Anniversary, manages that Saturday Morning Jazz Market. Taking its mission of quality very seriously and not allowing anything less than the best, FPJ Society certainly makes an effort to be worthy. Twenty-five years is a long time for a volunteer 501 (C) (3) organization to exist and succeed in its mission. Our core are musical performers from our area and those who winter here to avoid the cold. But we are more than that; we are educators, citizens supporters of arts, volunteers and hundreds of members who support the Society financially.  We schedule and perform at many venues throughout the year but a major factor in our success is our focus on the future generation, which undoubtedly will take our place”.


Each year the Society awards 10 – 15  $1,000 scholarships

to young performers

entering college with music as a primary or secondary subject.




For more information about support or to apply for a scholarship please visit www.jazzsociety.org







The  Power  of  Music  and  the  Visual  Arts









Meet  Laura  O’Kelly



A dedicated professional and passionate music-lover who fell in love with the Treasure Coast when she relocated here from Albany, New York in 1983, O’Kelly has offered one of her spectacular pieces to help raise funds for a Fort Pierce Jazz Scholarship. Tickets, which are available at www.jazzsociety.org or at any of Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society’s many weekly gigs and performances as well as at the Saturday Morning Jazz Market, are just $5 each, and you can even get three tickets for just $10. The value of the piece being raffled off is already priceless, but add to that the knowledge that you’ll also be supporting an aspiring young musician who has chosen to further his or her musical education.




Laura O’Kelly holding “Blue Marlin”, which she is donating to the Fort Pierce Jazz Society to raffle for Scholarships



“Blue Marlin” is framed and ready to hang!  Laura O’Kelly has a gift for combining translucent glass, color and light to create an amazing visual effect and a positive energy that will fill the room.  She tells The Rickie Report, ” Our coastal wall décor is done in a sensual and calming palette of the sea.  Each of my art pieces is uniquely designed with the intention and no two pieces will be exactly alike. All our frames are made of wood and the hardware is attached so your piece is ready to hang! Each piece is personally signed by the me”.  Laura began taking weekly private art lessons in 2009 and discovered the Jazz Society Market through a colleague in 2011.  She says, ” I wanted a platform for exposure  to market my artwork, so I decided to become a weekly, year-round vendor and the rest is history….from the very first day I’ve maintained a level of professionalism and found success selling my artworks.  I also take commissions, so if a visitor doesn’t see exactly what strikes their fancy, I work with them and create something totally unique!  I have been truly blessed with making my mark in the art community here on the Treasure Coast and the positive result as a professional artist that has followed”.




For more information about Laura’s artistry:  




The art raffle winner will be drawn on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 11:00 AM



You don’t have to be present to win



Whether you’re purchasing tickets for yourself, as a gift for others, or because you want to help support an aspiring young musician through one of the many scholarships provided by Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society each year, this is one way for everyone to be a winner here on the Treasure Coast and to help ensure that the soundtrack of our lives will continue for generations to come. To get your tickets today, visit www.jazzsociety.org, stop by the Saturday Morning Jazz Market, or pop into any one of our regular weekly gigs, which you can find out about on the website, too.    



Upcoming Concerts/ buy your art raffle tickets:



Jazz Market

March 4,  18

April 1, 15

Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens

March  8

Special  Jazz Week Show – March 22

April 5, 19


2nd Street Bistro

Special Jazz Week Show  – March 23

March 30

April 27


American Legion

March 27

The Black Box

March  14

April 11





Kick    Off    Of    Jazz    Week – At the Waterfront

Waterside Blues    Sunday, March 19

Jazz Week    Sunday, March 19 –  Friday, March 24, 2023




** See entire schedule by clicking here**


The art raffle winner will be drawn at the Jazz Market on Saturday, April 15  at 11 AM





Inspiring    the    Next    Generation:    127 Scholarships   /   $130,000.





Don continues, “We share our time and talent with students throughout St. Lucie, Martin, and Indian River County providing master classes in music and performance and we invite student musicians to perform with us every Tuesday evening at the Sunrise Black Box Theatre in historic downtown Fort Pierce, and every other Wednesday evening at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens. We believe in the power of music, and we want to make sure we pass that magic along to the next generation through scholarship, opportunities, and education. There are lots of investments with a much lower return, but we believe in the power of music and the incredible return it gives in the form of education, building teamwork and cooperation, creating and celebrating joy, and creating a legacy of love that will be passed on generation to generation for as long as we are.



Won’t  you  join  us  in  supporting  the  power  of  music  and  the  visual  arts?





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It’s Time To Drop Off Your Quilts At The Upcoming 17th Annual Broward Quilt Expo. Deadline Is Monday, March 6, 2023. Non-Members Are Welcome To Participate

The 17th Biennial Broward Quilt Expo (BQE) Quilt Entry is Open to enter your quilts  (DEADLINE is MARCH 6) and this year’s Judge is Beverly Fine.  The Expo will feature 30+ vendors, 200+ quilts on exhibit, Workshops, Quilt Sales, and Demos.  DON’T MISS the “Get it Quilted Raffle ” for Hurricane Ian Relief!  Activities include free and ticketed events: Awards Ceremony, Friday, April 14; Workshops, Quilt Show and Marketplace Saturday and Sunday, April 15 – 16.   Eight Quilt Guilds combine their efforts to bring this to our area! Volunteers are needed during the show daysThe Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!







Charles F. Dodge City Center

601 City Center Way    Pembroke Pines, FL 33025



Located near Sawgrass Expressway, Florida Turnpike, and I95






Enter your quilt to win cash prizes and ribbons.

Quilt Entry is currently open  –

 Closes on March 6 at midnight EST.


Entry is open to all members of the participating guilds

and non-guild members.











Admission   Ticket


View more than 200 quilts from around the South Florida area and many entries from out of state. Quilt displays include both Juried and Exhibit only quilts. Traditional, Modern and Art Quilts are on Display.






Tickets are $10 daily    Purchase a 2 Day ticket for $20

Group Rates are available (please email Chairman@browardquiltexpo.com)

All Sales are Final






Get it Quilted” Raffle



Each ticket has two chances to win. Drawing Feb. 15, 2023. Winners get their quilt tops quilted at the show. Any size up to Queen. You pick the overall pattern and the thread. 50% of proceeds will be donated to Hurricane Ian Relief. License CH34056.







Get Raffle Tickets and Details Here



Awards   Ceremony   

Friday- April 14




 7 – 9 pm

 Charles F Dodge City Center

$15.00  Includes one drink (wine, soda, water, tea, coffee)

Cash bar for additional beverages.

Enjoy a private 1 hour showing of the Quilt Show.



Register here









New in 2023  Expanded Demonstration Area






Vendors as of publication time:


Martelli’s; Tops – Brother Machine Demo; June Colburn;

Elevate MD; Boozecruiser Planners; Kate Mitchell;

Kianga Art; Once Upon a Quilt


We will offer 2 areas on the show floor, with longer demos time slots Vendors that offer demos see a significant increase in booth sales.

Book early and get your choice of time slots.
Larger Booth 10″ x 10″



Promotions of demos starting one month prior of event leading up to show days.



Shopping is always a large part of the BQE experience, and we know you will want to join us for what is shaping up to be a landmark show for us! Vendor booths filled up fast in 2021 and we are expecting more demand for 2023.

Secure your spot or get more information call or email us today: Linda Esposito Vendors@browardquiltexpo.com   954-648-1921








The Broward Quilt Expo is 100% volunteer quilt show of 8 sister guilds in the South Florida region. With over 200 quilts on display, awards ceremony, vendor booth, basket walk, charity raffles and 2 demonstration areas.






Volunteer for the show. It takes many hands to make it happen, Teenagers are welcome (with parents) to earn volunteer hours.

Volunteers needed for set-up, quilt collection, judging, admissions, white glove, basket walk and general help.



















Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department Features Exhibit And Multiple Events With March’s Artist In Residence Gerard Pastor. Gain A Deeper Understanding Of Culture Through Realistic Colored Pencil Artworks

The City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department continues its Artists in Residence (AiR) program with March artist, Gerard Pastor.  Gerard utilizes colored pencils to create stunning works of art and among this month’s events will be a workshop where he will teach his technique. The public is invited to a variety of locations throughout the month to not only watch Gerard, but participate in creating your own art pieces!  The Rickie Report shares the details of  events, some sneak peeks of his images, and information to become an AiR.








 P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S:






Artist    In    Residence:


G  E  R  A  R  D        P  A  S  T  O  R  




The exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public




Gerard Pastor is March’s artist of the month, and  The City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department relaunched its Artists in Residence (AiR) program at the historic Bailey Contemporary Arts Center (BaCA) late last year.  The AiR Program   provides artists with studio space to create new work, collaborate with fellow resident artists, and engage with our community.  A distinguished panel of judges selected eight new artists to be part of our first “graduating class.” This dynamic and diverse group of artists will be in residence though June, and each will be presented as an “Artist of the Month,” during which time they will showcase their work and create unique programs to attract art lovers to BaCA.  At the culmination of the residency, AiR artists will share their new artworks in an exciting group exhibition





“Anya Sketch” by Gerard Pastor








Join us for Pompano’s free street festival featuring live bands, vendors, food truck and art! Explore BaCA’s latest exhibitions and meet Gerard Pastor in his studio.





Friday, March 3 |  AiR Artist During Old Town Untapped 

6:00  –  10:00 PM





Bailey Contemporary Arts



41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879 • baileyarts.org






“Bird Sketch” by Gerard Pastor


Many of Gerard’s pieces are inspired by the Lucumi religion, which survived the slave trade era.  Often mired in secrecy and negative perceptions, the Afro-Caribbean faith serves as a creative force for Pastor who looks to inspire understanding.  





Gerard will have a Meet and Greet with guests during the Taste of Jazz event.





Thursday, March 9  | Live Painting At Taste of Jazz 



7  –  8:30 pm  




Bailey Contemporary Arts



41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879 • baileyarts.org




During his residency at BaCA, Pastor will focus his work on the study of how women participate in religion and how religion is used as a patriarchal tool to elevate men, when historically the innate power of survival has been through women.


Express your creativity with coloring.



Learn how to apply color pencil techniques to achieve realism.



This class is aimed to all skill levels and to those who are interested in applying colored pencil techniques with still-life work to achieve realism. 




Saturday, March 25   | Creative with Colored Pencils Demo with Gerard at Pompano Beach Library

2 – 4:30  pm




Pompano Beach Cultural Center Library 

50 W Atlantic Blvd Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-545-7800 • ccpompano.org





“Light Sketch” by Gerard Pastor

A special Lunch w/ Art session including a hands-on project led by Gerard. 




Wednesday, March 29  Lunch with an Artist

12:15 – 1:15 PM 




Learn more about Gerard and how to register for events please visit





About the City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department:

The mission of the Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes visual arts, digital media, music, film, theater, dance and public art for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City’s premiere cultural arts venues including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Ali Cultural Arts Center, Bailey Contemporary Arts Center, and the Blanche Ely House Museum. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grant awarded to the Pompano Beach Crossroads place-making arts initiative.





The City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is delighted to relaunch its Artists in Residence (AiR) program at the historic Bailey Contemporary Arts Center (BaCA).  The AiR Program provides artists with studio space to create new work, collaborate with fellow resident artists, and engage with our community.




Bailey Contemporary Arts Center (BaCA) is operated by the City of Pompano Beach’s Cultural Affairs Department (PBCAD) which annually seeks participants for its Artists in Residence Program (AiR). As part of this program, eight studios at BaCA are available to individual artists for a nine-month period from October – June. The 2023 -2024 residency will be available for application in April 2023. Through this residency, PBCAD strives to cultivate an environment where artists can craft their talents and enhance their experience through artistic development and experimentation. The residency’s structure is therefore left relatively open to cater to individuality, spontaneity and collaboration. BaCA should be considered a safe space where all art forms, intellectual and creative pursuits, methods of artistic investigation, and aesthetic inquiry are accepted, nurtured, and celebrated. A dynamic environment will be created through the AiR Program – one that appeals to onlookers and attracts locals and visitors alike to watch the creative process unfold and see the latest output.







For more information:


Pompano Beach Cultural Center

50 W Atlantic Blvd Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-545-7800 • ccpompano.org



Bailey Contemporary Arts Center

41 NE 1 Street Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879 • baileyarts.org


Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department

50 W Atlantic Blvd Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-545-7800 • pompanobeacharts.org





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Gallery 14 In Vero Beach Features Lush And Meaningful Collage Works By Derek Gores. Meet The Artist On Friday, February 3 And Enjoy The First Friday Art Stroll

Gallery 14 in Vero Beach continues to celebrate their 15th Anniversary season with a lush collage exhibit, Peace of Mind” featuring renown artist Derek Gores. This unique show runs from January 31 – February 24, 2023. Enjoy a Meet the Artist Reception on Friday, February 3, 2023  as part of the First Friday Gallery Stroll.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This is a gallery where you can expect the unexpected!






1911 14th Avenue    Vero Beach, FL. 

Phone: 772 562-5525.  Visit:  www.gallery14verobeach.com









Meet     the     Artist     Reception



Friday,    February   3,  2023




5    –    8   pm



Enjoy  Vero  Beach’s  1st  Friday  Gallery  Strolls




“See Ya Later” by Derek Gores




This Exhibit runs from January 31- February 24 , 2023

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

Also open by appointment

Closed Sunday and Monday  





Gores’ lush collage portraits capture an escapist tranquility, a nostalgic yet contemporary feeling of the good life by the coast.  In his newest body of work for Gallery 14, Gores takes a deeper exploration into his dreamlike surrealism.  New subjects include a chess board, a vinyl record and a sweet treat or two, in addition to the floating swimmers, shoes and cocktails for which he is known.  At first we see fashionable scenes of tropical bliss, but, closer inspection of his collage technique reveals an alluring spectrum of elements used to build his pictures. 







“Sea of Tranquility” by Derek Gores



For this show, Gores has used many objects and textures inspired by life in Vero Beach.  Hundreds of snapshots of local flowers and foliage, shells and waves, vintage postcards, Lilly Pulitzer patterns, and so many more hidden gems can be discovered at each glance.  His sense of color has really gone next level this time – a nearly neon tropical wave of joy.  His title, Piece of Mind, is a playful nod to the artist’s approach.  Gores is a specialist in being present.  He explores, gathers elements and inspirations, and combines them to form a sort of zen narrative.  The story is on the canvas for us to piece together.  His client list includes Tag Heuer, Loews South Beach, E! Entertainment, and more.  He was honored to be the first ever Artist in Residence at the Hotel Bel-Air, where Marilyn Monroe had her last photo shoot.  





“Carmen Margarita” by Derek Gores




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  www.facebook.com/gallery14verobeach

FaceBook:  https://www.fb.com/gallery14verobeach

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gallery14verobeach



For more details please call  :772 562-5525

or Email: dnschindel@gmail.com



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