Fran Mann Goodman’s New Exhibit, “Wander And Wonder” Opens February 6 At The Delray Beach Library, Sharing Eye-Catching Colored Paintings And A Lesson In Pivoting When Life Throws A Curve Ball

Award winning abstract expressionist artist Fran Mann Goodman reveals not only her eye-catching colorful artistry, but a life lesson as she prepares for her upcoming exhibit,“Wander and Wonder”. The Exhibit will be an eclectic assortment of landscapes, florals and free flowing lines and shapes at the Delray Beach Library from February 6th through mid-March.  The public is welcome to a free Meet The Artist Reception on Wednesday, March 8. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

561-266-0194

100 West Atlantic Avenue    Delray Beach, FL 33444

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Fantasia” by Fran Mann Goodman

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTIST   RECEPTION  

 

 

WEDNESDAY,  MARCH 8, 2023

 

 

   6 – 8  PM

 

 

Library Hours:

Mon – Wed: 9AM – 8PM
Thu – Sat: 9AM – 5PM
Sun: 1PM – 5PM 

 

 

This exhibit runs February 6th through mid-March, 2023.

 

 

 

 

An award-winning abstract expressionist, Fran’s approach to the blank canvas is to fuse eye-catching color with pastes, gels, sands, paper towels, acrylic skins and other layering devices.  This adds dimension to the images, even the smallest ones. Giving little thought to their placement, she allows the application to evolve with each stroke. The effect creates a backdrop for stories and interpretations and a place for viewers to “wander and wonder”. 

 

 

 

Fran Mann Goodman

 

 

Although she was educated in fine art, Fran had never thought of herself as an abstract expressionist. She developed a successful career as an author, screenwriter and advocate for women’s beauty rights for which she drew the attention of the domestic and international media. She was featured in women’s magazines, on NPR and in The New York Times. 

 

 

 

 

 

“Beginning” by Fran Mann Goodman

 

 

 

 

In 2012, while working on a script for a second screenplay that had caught the attention of a Hollywood production company, she contracted Lyme disease. Severe pain in her fingers stopped her writing cold. She turned back to her art after realizing it was possible to hold a palette knife. That same year she studied under the legendary abstract expressionist Larry Poons at the Art Students League in New York while teaching abstract expressionism at the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey. When she moved to Boca Raton in 2016, she was warmly received by the Florida art community.  

 

 

 

 

“Pot of Gold” by Fran Mann Goodman

 

Fran tells The Rickie Report, “When I couldn’t write on the computer, not even manage the space bar, I became very frustrated and depressed. Then, when I reconnected with painting, lifting a palette knife for the first time since my days at art school, it was a godsend for me. I realized I was not going to let anything stop me. The most important thing to do was to do the things I wanted to do in my life. And I wanted to both paint and teach.”

 

 

 

Watch This Video 

 

 

 

 

“Stellar” by Fran Mann Goodman

 

 

 

Fran is the scholarship chair of the National Association of Women Artists, Florida branch and co-chair of the art program for the Boca Raton chapter of the National League of American Pen Women. Her paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Manhattan, New Jersey, Toronto and Florida, and are in private collection in the US and Canada. Fran is a former instructor at Old School Square’a Creative Art School. She teaches an open level online class, blending art history with techniques in abstract expressionism. A keynote speaker and workshop leader, her collective projects have been featured in a variety of Florida media and on YouTube.  Fran is an alumnus of Chouinard Art Institute (Cal Arts). 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or to see Fran’s artwork:

www.franmanngoodman.com

franspaintbox@yahoo.com

FB: https://www.facebook.com/franspaintbox

LT: @link/annmannart  

 

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Features Ceramicist, Cynthia Zmetronak at Monthly Meeting On Wednesday, February 8, 2023. Non-Members Are Welcome To This Artist Networking Event

The Wellington Art Society will feature a presentation by ceramic artist, Cynthia Zmetronak on Wednesday, February 8, 2023.  She will share about the joyful life of being a maker and teaching others how to navigate their medium of choice.  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 Cynthia’s presentation.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. The public is welcome!

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  February 8, 2023

5:30 pm

 

 

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

PRESENTING:

 

 

CYNTHIA   ZMETRONAK

 

 

 

 

 

Open to members and non-members

 

 

 

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

 

 COVID-19 protocols will be observed. 

 

Tea Pot by Cynthia Zmetronak

 

 

 

 

 

Cynthia Zmetronak began her artistic journey by creating delightfully tactile mud pies as a small child. She continued to develop her skills with clay at Girl Scouts as well as in the wonderful art programs in the New Jersey Public Schools System. She went on to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Art Education with a concentration in Ceramics from Montclair University and Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Her passion for teaching led to a career teaching art to students from age 4 to 99. A life-long-student herself, Cynthia’s retirement only fueled her passion for learning, as she pursued clay-based workshops online and in person. She has studied at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine, Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado and Penland School of Crafts where she also earned a winter residency. 

 

 

 

 

Mugs by Cynthia Zmetronak

 

 

 

Locally, Cynthia is the current Vice President of the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches and an alumni and active member of the FAU Potters Guild. In addition, she teaches at the Boca Raton Museum of Art School and the Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton. She says, “I enjoy teaching students how to manipulate an ancient material and make an original piece of their own.” When she is not teaching, she can be found creating in her home studio in Parkland, Florida or her summer studio in Canada. Cynthia believes in using her art to make a difference. Because of her love of animals, she has held fund raising events to help organizations providing care for wildlife affected by wildfires in both the US and Australia. The proceeds from the sale of her pottery at these events have been used to support organizations such as the UC Davis Burn Unit for Animals, Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Wombat Rescue and Koala Rescues. 

 

 

 

 

 

Spoon rest by Cynthia Zmetronak

 

 

 

 

Another way that Cynthia and her students give back to the community is through an organization called Empty Bowls. In February, FAU Potters Guild is holding an Empty Bowls event where students, staff and alumni will be donating their ceramic bowls for purchase with soup and bread. Proceeds will be split between the Caring Kitchen in Delray Beach and The Tri- County Animal Shelter of Palm Beach County, helping to feed both our two- and four-legged friends. To see her work, visit Cynthia’s upcoming exhibition during the annual JCC show and sale, beginning on March 9th at the Sandler Center. She will also have works displayed in the Sandler Center Gallery. She also exhibits her work twice a year in a show for alumni, staff and students of FAU. Their next show and sale will be in May. Her work is also on display at the Boca Raton Museum of Art School gift shop and on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/theghostorchidart .

 

Learn more about Cynthia Zmetronak and her classes and works by visiting https://bocamuseum.org/art-school/instructors/cynthia-zmetronak and follow her on Instagram @cynthiazmetronak.

 

 

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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Arts Fest In Downtown Stuart Offers Visual Artists, Musicians, Singers, Top Chefs Plus New Drink Package & Membership Bundle. Saturday, February 11 And Sunday, February 12 Brings One Of Southeast Tourisms’ Best Events To You

ArtsFest 2023 returns on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday,12 at Gazebo Park in Downtown Stuart. This Martin Arts event features a wide variety of visual artists, musicians, singers, and top chefs CHOPPED competition. Tickets  at the gate are $5 for adults; students 18 and under free. Volunteers are needed, so sign up and enjoy special perksTake advantage of a new drink package & membership bundle – limited in supply, so sign up now! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

80 SE Ocean Boulevard in the Court House Cultural Center    Downtown Stuart

 

 

 

MartinArts.org or call 772-287-6676

 

 

 

 

 

 

Named one of the area’s Top 20 Events by the Southeast Tourism Society!

 

 

Don’t miss this ever-evolving event!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get a color-changing cup, a 1-DAY pass, unlimited refills of our specialty cocktail, AND a MartinArts personal membership for only $55 !

To secure the Drink Package for both, Saturday and Sunday, simply purchase two. 

Our cocktail features blood orange vodka, a splash of orange juice, pineapple juice, cranberry juice, and is topped with an orange slice garnish.

Current MartinArts members who want to purchase the drink package will be emailed you a coupon code for 25% off.

This opportunity may sell out and not be available the weekend of ArtsFest.

 

 

Get Details Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ceramics:  

Valerie Carnett & Graham Hudgens * Christine Green

Michael Nelson * Mark Poole

 

Drawing & Graphics:

 

 

Brian McKelvey * Annie Reif 

Fiber:

 

Andres Arango * Jorge Gil * Donna Harris

Phillipe Lane * Maureen Reilly * Jean Yao

 

Glass:

 

Jim Dirks

 

Jewelry:

 

 

Chip Arnold * Herb Brown * Douglas Brandow * Jose Farinango

Scott Macklin * Jose Paternoster

Luis Perez * Mark & Kathy Slaven * Emre Tekeli & Ayse Ersin

 Elizabeth Terhaar * Nora Testor * Rachel Tygart

Barbara Umbel * Jeff  Zoellner

 

 

Mixed Media:

 

Dan Bi * Kimberly Beltrame * Wayne Gao & Michelle Change

 Brenda Gordon & Magnus Sebastian

 Donna Hoyack * Harmony Jones * Jeannie Papadopoulous

 Candice Rodriguez Adams  

Paul Shampine * Susan Werling   

 

 

Painting:

 

William Cantwell * John Cheng * Erikan Ekefrey * Scott Klimek

Ariel  Hernandez * Chris Kling * Stephen Koury

Anne Schroeder * Wendy & John Manciagli

Guawen Wu

 

Photography:

Bruce Bain * Lisa Silk * Jacob Barrett

Brent Livingood * George Rhodes * Gary Whaler

Sculpture:

 

John Vise * Josh Price * Mark Mathews

Don McCullough * Bud Scheffel * Sabra Richards

 

Wood:

 

 

Paul Block * John Futch * Magali Cereghino-Groves

 

 

Local    &    Emerging    Artists:

Jim Ferro * Diane Hagg * Sue Klahne * Donald MacIntosh

Megan McCrystal * Mary Mirabito * Corey Morrow

 Jordan Silvia * Mark Stall * Sunny Walker 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annually, ArtsFest draws over 7,500 people and over the past 3 years has generated more than a $1 million dollars to the local economy. 

 

 

 

 

ArtsFest continues its 36-year history to showcase a diverse selection of arts to be enjoyed by residents and visitors.  For the visual artists, juried submissions from across the nation help feature top artists in the categories of painting, drawing, mixed-media, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, sculpture, and jewelry which are selected according to workmanship, originality, and artistic conception.  Attendees can watch the popular CHOPPED event showcasing the inventive talents of renowned Treasure Coast chefs and listen to performances by the greatest talent on the Treasure Coast.  Creating an added community ‘buzz,’  local agencies and nonprofit organizations will provide ArtsFest patrons with family-fun activities such as complimentary guitar lessons and getting up-close-and- personal with wildlife and nature along with information about a broad variety of supportive and enriching community programs and services.  “We always aim to surprise and delight guests who attend Artsfest, and this year will be no different,” said Nancy Turrell, CEO of MartinArts Foundation. “ArtsFest is truly an extension of the expansive arts community we have on the Treasure Coast, and we love this opportunity to highlight their accomplishments.”

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Enjoy two days of music and performances !

 

 

Brad Brock

Nouveaux Honkies

Brett Staska (“the coastal cowboy”)

The Barn Theatre band & performers

“Grease” singalong

Victoria Leigh

Indian River Pops Orchestra

Jake Walden Band

Bashaum Trio

A.C.T. Studio Theatre

Fabulous Feet Dance Center

Mazz & Moe (performing “the standards”)

AND MORE…..

 

 

 

Get Details Here

 

 

 

 

 

Annually, ArtsFest draws over 7,500 people and over the past 3 years has generated more than a $1 million dollars to the local economy. 

 

MartinArts is the designated local arts agency for Martin County. MartinArts provides services to visual and performing artists, arts organizations, students and the public while striving to instill a passion for and participation in the arts.

 

For more information: 

772-287-6676   or visit   www.martinarts.org.

 

 

 

MartinArts is sponsored in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Stuart, Martin County Board of County Commissioners as well as corporate and private contributions.

 

 

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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

 

 

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Elliott Museum Features 30+ Artists Of 2023 Martin County Open Studio Tour With Special Reception on Thursday, February 23. Mingle With The Artists, Enjoy The Music And Get A Preview Of The MCOST Studio Tour.

The Martin Artisans Guild and The Elliott Museum invite you to the 7th annual Preview Exhibit for the Martin County Open Studio Tour on Thursday, February 23.  The Opening Reception, featuring the art of over 30 artists will have live musichors d’oeuvres and a cash barThe artists of the 2023 tour will be on hand to talk about their work and encourage you to visit their Open Studios from 10 am to 5 pm on March 11 & 12 The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This exhibit will be available from February 23 through February 26, 2023.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, February 23, 2023

5:30  to  7:30 PM

Elliott Museum

825 N.E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL

 

 

Call us for any questions at 772.225.1961

 

 

The exhibit will be up from February 23 – 26, 2023  during museum hours.

 

 

 

Artwork by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

 

FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE STUDIO TOUR:

 

 

 

https://martinartisansguild.org/mcost-details

 

 

 

As you walk through this wonderful museum’s galleries, enjoy the live music, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. 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!

 

 

 

 

Emerald Pendant by Justin Klahne

 

 

 

 

 

About The  2023 Martin County Open Studio Tour:

Saturday   &   Sunday,  March   11 – 12, 2023

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

“In the Beginning” by Eduardo Gomez

 

 

MEET    THE    ARTISTS

 

Eduardo Gomez
Kim Beltrame
Billie-Jo Thomson
Suzanne Connors
Jim & Tess Dirks
Renee Keil
Sally Browning Pearson
Marian Vitale
Mark Stall
MJ Dowling
Jane Lawton Baldridge
Michaelann Bellerjeau
Martha Quigley
Alex Akerberg Murray
Curt Whiticar
Laura Kay Darvill
Danuta Rothschild
Janis Clary
Maia Knowles
Geoffrey Smith
Barbara Bucci
James J. DeMartis
Ed Douglas
Cynthia Cooper
Deborah Bottorff
Judi Leblanc
Raymond Reiland
Dot Galfond
Lynn Morgan
Justin Klahne
Sue Klahne
Maria Miele
Carolyn Walsh
Mallo Bisset
Tepa Charles
Cheryl Cote
Dinija Berkien
Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

 

 

 

 

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

 

mcost.org

 

 

 

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2023 International Kinetic Biennial Friday, January 27 To Sunday, January 29 Highlights Indoor Kinetic Artworks In Boynton Beach

The City of Boynton Beach’s Art in Public Places program brings the 6th Kinetic Art Exhibit, showcasing international, national, and local luminaries on Friday, January 27 through Sunday, January 2023.  The FREE Events take place outdoors and indoors, with opportunities to interact with the displays and speak with the artists.  How exciting that this family friendly event takes place in our backyard!  Enjoy live music and food trucks, performances and more.   The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks of the INDOOR KINETIC ARTISTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, January 27, 2023   10 am – 6 pm

Sunday, January 29, 2023   11 am – 5 pm 

 

Location:

Downtown Boynton: E. Ocean Ave. from NE 1st St. to Federal Hwy., north to Boynton Beach Blvd. east to the Boynton Harbor Marina

 

 

“Red Sphere” by Wuilfredo Soto

 

 

What is Kinetic Art? Kinetic Art is a form of art that depends on movement for its effect. The word kinetic means relating to motion. Since the early 20th Century, artists have been incorporating movement into art. This has been partly to explore the possibilities of movement, partly to introduce the element of time, partly to reflect the importance of the machine and technology in the modern world and partly to explore the nature of vision

 

 

 

Kinetic sculpture by Jim Bond

 

The Kinetic Biennial is a free art exhibit and symposium of artists, designers, and performers to engage the Boynton community and South Florida visitors in contemporary kinetic art.  The Biennial demonstrates the interconnectedness of art and technology and leverages human fascination with movement.

 

 

 

“Luminary No.4 ” by Frank Hyder

 

 

 

The 6th Kinetic Biennial presents outdoor kinetic artworks and turbines for 10 months in downtown Boynton Beach starting on Friday, January 27, 2023. The opening weekend includes indoor art exhibitions, artist and designer talks, student displays, turbine demonstrations, light projections, and choreographed motion performances with community volunteers.   Live music, food trucks, artist booths, and other activities will add to the festive atmosphere.

 

 

 

 

“Yes Man” by Carlos Rancaño

 

 

 

INDOOR ARTISTS:

Bruce Shapiro, Sisyphus Industries | Edina, MN

Carlos Rancaño | Miami, FL

Diego Ruiz Acosta | Spain

Frank Hyder | Miami, FL

Glen Farley | Norway

Guy Beckles | Boca Raton, FL

Jim Bond | United Kingdom

Karolina Maszkiewicz | California

Lu Lyu | Pittsburgh, PA

Markus Schmölz |

Michelle Drummond | Delray Beach, FL

Mohamdreza Yazdi | Iran

Sean DeFreitas | Fort Lauderdale, FL

Sean Ward | Wichita, KS

Sterling Rook | Miami, FL

Tom Brewitz | Boynton Beach, FL

Walter Rossi | Brooklyn, NY

Wuilfredo Soto | Miami, FL

Chris Eliades | Boynton Beach, FL

 

 

 

 

For more information, please visit:

 https://www.boynton-beach.org/kinetic.

 

 

 

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17th Broward Quilt Expo Gets Underway With Call For Quilt Entries. Textile Lovers Save April 15 – 16 For This Biennial Event

The 17th Biennial Broward Quilt Expo (BQE) will feature over 30 vendors, 200 quilts on exhibit, Workshops, Quilt Sales, and Demos.  The Quilt Entry is Open to enter your quilts  (DEADLINE is MARCH 6) and this year’s Judge is Beverly Fine. There is a special “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.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  Kudos to the 8 Quilt Guilds for combining their efforts to bring this to our area!

 

 

 

 

Charles F. Dodge City Center

601 City Center Way    Pembroke Pines, FL 33025

 

954.392.9480

Located near Sawgrass Expressway, Florida Turnpike, and I95

 

 

 

 

QUILT ENTRY

 

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.

 

 

 

Click here for all details and entry

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artists Eye Gallery & Boutique In Lake Worth Offers Oil/Acrylic Classes, Watercolor Classes And Drawing Classes Plus A New Exhibit, “Communicate”, Exploring What Art Means To You

The Artists Eye Gallery & Boutique invites you to its 2023  SEASON exploring “Communicate: How Does Art Speak To You?” on view NOW through Saturday, February 4, 2023.  Also NEW: Watercolor Classes with Ed Bianchi (Start February 1); Drawing Classes with Darcy Doiel (Start February 1); Oil/Acrylic Painting Classes with Lynn Peterson (Start February 4).   Browse the Boutique for one-of-a-kind affordable handmade gifts. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks here.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quick View of Gallery

 

 

 

 

Free  Admission  and  Parking

Gallery Hours:   Tuesday thru Sunday    Noon – 4 pm

Show runs January 10 To February 4, 2023

 

 

 

 

J  O  I  N         U  S  !

 

 

 

 

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

604 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth, FL  33460

561.586.6666     lwartleague.org

 

Gallery Hours:   Tuesday thru Sunday    Noon – 4 pm

 

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Enjoy An Evening Of Great Art And Great Conversation At The Charlotte J. Burrie Community Center Sponsored By Pompano Beach Cultural Council And Ft. Lauderdale Branch Of National League Of American Pen Women

Join the National League of American Pen Women – Fort Lauderdale Branch and Pompano Beach Cultural Council for a delightful evening with five nationally and internationally award-winning and collected fine artists at the Charlotte J. Burrie Community Center. This intimate evening of Great Art and Great Conversation takes place on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, with hors d’oeuvres and libations included. RSVP is requested and Free. It’s a unique opportunity to view the exhibit, meet and hear Susan Convery, Sharron Demarest, Claudia Hafner, Karen Tondiglia, and Rosaria Vigorito talk about their art journey and current work.  Pompano Beach is a cultural hub – don’t miss this event! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Event: Please register to ensure more than enough refreshments

RSVP   Here

 

 

 

M E E T      THE   A R T I S T S:

 

 

 Susan Convery

 

 

 

“Sun Glow” by Susan Convery

 

 

 

Susan Convery is an award-winning Florida Certified High School Art Teacher with eight plus years of advanced drawing and painting classroom experience. An accomplished portrait artist she has illustrated two children’s books. She works mostly in watercolor, but also enjoys oil and acrylic painting.  Retiring in 2020, she now enjoys leading supportive, fun and rewarding cooperative art workshops at home and around the world and helping her students uncover their personal artistic genius. www.susanconvery.com

 

 

 

 

Sharron Demarest

 

 

 

 

“Slaying the Fruit” by Sharron Demarest

 

 

Sharon’s passion for photography was ignited as a high school senior when she acquired a plastic $3.98 Diana camera. Her professional start in photography began as a darkroom technician for various New York-based photographers, including W. Eugene Smith, notable for his WW II photography and documentation of the city of Pittsburgh. Her works are at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and in private collections in NYC and Florida. She’s the recipient of awards from local juried and group exhibits as well as internationally in the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers. www.scd-photographics.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claudia Hafner

 

 

 

 

 

“Sea Turtle” by Claudia Hafner

 

 

 

 

As a watercolorist, Claudia approaches her subjects as portraiture, whether people, wildlife, flower or architecture. She recreates the character of the subject through color and a careful, but loose style which combines a propensity for detail with the desire for freedom and motion. From her grade school portraits of the Beatles to being a handweaver early in her artistic career with sometime in-between in the corporate world to being the widely collected watercolorist she is today, Claudia’s love of nature inspires much of her work. Claudia exhibits both at indoor exhibitions and outdoor art festivals. www.claudiahafnerwatercolor.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karen Tondiglia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Welcome Home” by Karen Tondiglia

 

 

Karen found her voice as a painter after graduating from Kent State University, teaching for two years and then working for various corporations. She joined a co-op gallery, honed her painting skills and 40 years later she is still painting. Watercolor has always been her favorite medium, but she also enjoys painting with acrylics, oils and pastels. Having traveled extensively as well as lived in three different states, her award-winning paintings range from urban scenes to seascapes, flowers and fauna. www.karentondigliafineart.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosaria Vigorito

 

 

 

 

 

“Empathic” by Rosario Vigorito

 

 

Formerly a NY lawyer and law librarian professor, Rosaria Vigorito is now an established and award-winning artist, who exhibits locally and internationally in different venues, including art fairs, galleries, government institutions and museums.  She also loves offering her art to help various charitable organizations. Rosaria perceives her artist role as messenger, philosopher, outlier and empath. Her unique and noticeable style involves mosaic style fragmentation, raw emotive lines and vibrant colors, combined to explore various themes, such as the female form, portraiture, androgyny and the inner psyche. www.rosariavigorito.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event is free. Please register to ensure more than enough refreshments

RSVP   Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About National League of American Pen Women – Fort Lauderdale Branch:

 

 

For more than 65 years the Fort Lauderdale Branch of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) has been a prestigious organization of professional women in the Arts – Published Writers, Authors, Poets, Musical Composers and Award-Winning Visual Artists. Today primarily a community of professional, contemporary visual artists, Pen Women believe in the power of art to illuminate the human experience, fire the imagination and nurture the soul. Our visual artists work in a variety of media including acrylic, watercolor, oil, sculptor, porcelain and photography. Many are national and international award-winning and collected artist. All are committed to inspiring talented young women to pursue their college arts education degrees. To that end they raise funds each year to award three $1,250 Achievement Award scholarships to deserving women art students at Broward College. The oldest women’s art organization in America, NLAPW was originally founded in 1897. lauderdalepenwomen.wixsite.com/nlapw

 

 

 

About Charlotte J. Burrie Civic Center

 

 

Charlotte J. Burrie Civic Center, 2669 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL, had its grand opening celebration on March 12, 2020 just in-time to be closed most of the past two years due to COVID-19. It is re-opened now offering a variety of programming, including: yoga, fitness, karate, dance and Spanish lessons. Overseen by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, the 8,700-square-foot civic center, in Pompano’s Cresthaven neighborhood, includes a reception area, two multi-purpose activity rooms, a conference room, a warming kitchen and a large assembly space with a fixed platform stage and adjacent dressing rooms. 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

2023 International Kinetic Biennial Kicks Off Friday, January 27 Through Sunday, January 29. Free Outdoor Artworks Plus Interactive Installations Are Included

The City of Boynton Beach’s Art in Public Places program brings the 6th Kinetic Art Exhibit, showcasing international, national, and local luminaries on Friday, January 27 through Sunday, January 2023.  The FREE Events take place outdoors and indoors, with opportunities to interact with the displays and speak with the artists.  How exciting that this family friendly event takes place in our backyard!  Enjoy live music and food trucks, performances and more.   The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks of the OUTDOOR ARTISTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, January 27, 2023   10 am – 6 pm

Sunday, January 29, 2023   11 am – 5 pm 

 

Location:

Downtown Boynton: E. Ocean Ave. from NE 1st St. to Federal Hwy., north to Boynton Beach Blvd. east to the Boynton Harbor Marina

 

 

 

“Hammer and Nail” by Daniel Frazier

 

 

The Kinetic Biennial is a free art exhibit and symposium of artists, designers, and performers to engage the Boynton community and South Florida visitors in contemporary kinetic art.  The Biennial demonstrates the interconnectedness of art and technology and leverages human fascination with movement.

 

 

 

“Neon House”

 

 

The 6th Kinetic Biennial presents outdoor kinetic artworks and turbines for 10 months in downtown Boynton Beach starting on Friday, January 27, 2023. The opening weekend includes indoor art exhibitions, artist and designer talks, student displays, turbine demonstrations, light projections, and choreographed motion performances with community volunteers.   Live music, food trucks, artist booths, and other activities will add to the festive atmosphere.

 

 

Vinyl Mural by Laurence Gartel

 

 

What is Kinetic Art? Kinetic Art is a form of art that depends on movement for its effect. The word kinetic means relating to motion. Since the early 20th Century, artists have been incorporating movement into art. This has been partly to explore the possibilities of movement, partly to introduce the element of time, partly to reflect the importance of the machine and technology in the modern world and partly to explore the nature of vision.

 

 

 

 

 

Sculpture by Joseph Choma

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUTDOOR ARTISTS:

13 Outside Kinetic Sculptures and Op Art Vinyl Murals

 

  • Dadang Christanto | Indonesia

  • Lin Emery | New Orleans, LA (Loan from Beth Rudin DeWoody)

  • Daniel Frazier | Brooklyn, NY

  • Laurence Gartel | Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • NEON: Mark Nixon & Viliina Koivisto | UK

  • Dr. Alex Rodriguez | Atlanta, GA

  • Eugene Perry | Orlando, FL

  • John Poche | New Orleands, LA

  • Joseph Choma & Tayam Tram  | Boca Raton, FL

  • Sinisa Kukec | Miami, FL

  • Sterling Rook | Miami, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, please visit:

 https://www.boynton-beach.org/kinetic.

 

 

Thank you to our sponsors:

 

 

 

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

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