Wellington Art Society Invites Public To “Season Of Joy” And “Wonder Of Art” Exhibits December 7 And General Meeting Featuring Manon Sander On December 8

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) features two new art exhibitions: “Season of Joy” (at Wellington City Hall) and “Wonder of Art” (at Wellington Community Center). The public is invited to the Opening Reception and sale on Tuesday, December 7.  Two venues – one great night!  The public is invited oWednesday, December 8 to the general meeting of WAS at the Wellington Community Center. Renown modern impressionist artist, Manon Sander will present, “Ways to Make your Focal Point Pop”.  Please note that CDC guidelines will be observed. Proceeds from sales support WAS Scholarship Fund. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.




Public Is Invited To








Tuesday, December 7, 2021



5:00 – 7:00  PM



Wellington City Hall:     12300 Forest Hill Boulevard

Wellington Community Center:   12150 Forest Hill Boulevard   






The Wellington Art Society is thrilled to announce two new art exhibitions: “Season of Joy” and “Wonder of Art”. The public is invited to the opening reception and sale for both exhibitions on Tuesday, December 7th, 2021, from 5:00-7:00 pm. “Season of Joy” will be at Wellington City Hall and “Wonders of Art” will be at the Wellington Community Center. Two venues – one great night! Meet the artists, vote for your favorite artwork and see a live demo. There will be door prizes and refreshments to enjoy. Gift items featuring Wellington Art Society members’ artwork will be available for purchase during the reception. All artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs.




The 19 artists that will be exhibiting are: 



Heather Bergstrom ⋅ Gail Birs ⋅ Betty Brodie ⋅ Neil Byrden ⋅ David Ciofalo ⋅ Yolanda Franco ⋅ Audrey Freedman ⋅ Carol India ⋅ Rachel Laub ⋅ Susan Mosely ⋅ Susan Oakes ⋅ Leslie Pfeiffer ⋅ Janine Sabinsky ⋅ Vasantha Siva ⋅ Cindy Taylor ⋅ Elaine Weber ⋅ Jean Williard ⋅ Tammy Wolfson ⋅ Betty Jane Zedonek



Both art exhibits will be open daily to the public throughout the holiday season. “Season of Joy” runs from November 16, 2021 until March 15, 2022 at Wellington City Hall. “Wonders of Art” will run from November 30, 2021 to February 15, 2022 at the Wellington Community Center.





Wellington Art Society Meeting


Wednesday,  December 8, 2021


5:30 pm


Wellington  Community  Center


12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL






M  A  N  O  N         S  A  N  D  E  R




All events open to members and non-members


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



Social  distancing  will  be  observed  and  masks  are  required



Manon Sander


The Art Society is thrilled to have Manon Sander as their guest speaker for this meeting. Manon, born and raised in Berlin, Germany, holds an MBA, and began her career in finance, but always pursued creative outlets such as mosaics and jewelry making in her free time. She moved with her husband to the United States in 1995 and started a family. Since her banking career was at a natural pause, she began to follow her passion for art. She spent the next decade attending workshops, an atelier, and learning from well-known impressionists, developing her own contemporary, recognizable style. Manon says that, while the subject of a painting is inspiring, “it is to me of greater importance to capture the effect of light on a subject and the feeling it evokes as I put down my impressions in interesting patterns, luminous color, and juicy brush strokes”.




“Full Immersion” by Manon Sander




Today Manon has made a name for herself with nationally recognized shows, awards and teaching engagements. She recently placed 3rd in the overall competition at Sedona Paint Out as well as 3rd in the quick draw competition and was awarded lifelong signature status this year by the reputable National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society.  




“Falling For You” by Manon Sander



Manon’s work can be seen at Contemporary Art on Park in Winter Park, FL, as well as at Lost Art Gallery in St. Augustine, FL, and the Village Art Studios in Tequesta, FL. She also is participating in the Faculty Exhibition at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL which runs until December 11th. 



“Kaleidoscope” by Manon Sander



Manon teaches a weekly plein air class through the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta and occasionally offers Zoom online workshops. She will hold a two-day studio workshop on Amelia Island on January 28-29. Manon also enjoys organizing artist retreats and workshops such as her Tuscany Retreat next spring, and Vermont and Santa Fe in the Fall. She loves planning it down to the smallest detail to make it a fantastic experience for everyone who travels with her. For more information about her newest projects, calendar of events, classes and trips and to subscribe to her newsletter, visit her website www.ManonSander.com. Follow her on social media @ManonSander. 



The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 40th 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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Martin Arts Invites Public To Opening Night Court Room Session IV, Showcasing Contemporary Art And Live Music On Saturday, December 4

MartinArts announces the fourth installment of “Court Room Sessions” at the Court House Cultural Center opening on Saturday, December 4.  Featured contemporary artists include: Enid Enrich Blechman, Rick Eggert, TD Gillispie, Jill Hotchkiss, Kevin Lawson, Kandy G. Lopez, Monica Lopez de Victoria and Thomas Stollar. Opening night will feature live musical performances by notable South Florida acts. Elise Raffa is curator and organizer of Court Room Sessions. This event is free and open to the public!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  






Court House Cultural Center

80 E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994



Saturday, December 4, 2021

7  –  11  PM




Artwork by Kandy Lopez



“What is most exciting to me about this exhibition is the wide range of work, concept and experience brought by each of the artists”, said Elise Raffa, curator, and organizer of Court Room Sessions.




Artwork by Thomas Stollar



Elise continues, “Everything spanning from film to textiles, photography, painting, mixed media, and site-specific installations will be on display”.





Artwork by TD Gillespie




Alongside an impressive roster of visual artists, the opening night will also feature live musical performances by notable South Florida acts American Sigh and LAVOLA, as well as the highly anticipated performance of Treasure Coast’s own, Sandman Sleeps, who formed during the quarantine of 2020, cultivating a full, energy packed, and dynamic indie/art rock sound while maintaining a sense of rawness and unpredictability in songwriting and delivery. 




Artwork by Enid Blechman



“It’s really nice to see Court Room Sessions happening again after the pandemic”, said Zack Jones, guitarist of Sandman Sleeps. “It feels like it’s been so long. I’m very happy to return with a new music project that I spent all my time working on while we were locked down, I’m beyond excited!”




Artwork by Rick Eggert




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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Jane Tracy’s Legacy Raises Awareness Through Art By Supporting Women & Children. Peter Tracy Helps Artists’ Families Honor Loved Ones, Find Closure, And Make The World A Better Place

Artist Jane Tracy left behind hundreds of original paintings.  Her family discovered them in storage shortly after her death and quickly realized the role art could play in raising awareness for those in need.  They donated a significant collection to various organizations to assist in their fundraising efforts. Jane’s husband, Peter, is working to help other families honor their beloved late artists and find closure. He welcomes inquiries from others in a similar situation. The Rickie Report shares a story of gratitude and continued giving.




ORIGINAL      WORKS     by    JANE     TRACY:







Honoring Late Artist’s Wishes to Support Women & Children

Helping Families with Deceased Artist’s Inventory



“Around The Playground” by Jane Tracy



The award winning artist exhibited her paintings, during her lifetime, at a variety of museums and galleries throughout the Northeast and in South Florida. The bold, powerful and vivid abstract art, reflective of the joy that fueled Jane Tracy’s creative process, are now supporting women and children. Led by husband Peter Tracy, The Estate of Artist Jane Tracy strives to honor her memory and her wishes. 


“She was a teacher, a prolific artist, and she was passionate about helping women, children and families,” says husband Peter Tracy.  “We couldn’t believe the number of paintings we found in storage.  She left instructions in her will that her work should be donated to help others but it wasn’t easy,” points out Peter.



“Floating” by Jane Tracy



He had no precedent and there was no roadmap to guide his mission to fulfill his wife’s wishes. After dozens of phone calls, meetings and hurdles, he identified a few organizations that could benefit from Jane’s paintings and they enthusiastically embraced his offer, ultimately donating more than 400 original abstract paintings.


“Jane’s artwork is not just a donation to us, but it’s about making a difference in the children’s lives,” affirms Melissa Vera, Development Manager, Family Resource Center of South Florida, Inc.  “We have successfully featured Jane Tracy’s artwork in our fundraising efforts which support our mission and programs that help children.”



Peter created the video “Van Gogh & Jane” to raise awareness and promote the sale of her paintings.



The process was an eye opener for Peter, he wasn’t the only one with inventory from a deceased artist. He plans to share his experience so that others can honor their loved ones and find closure. He has already acquired a domain for deceased artists inventory.  “I’m in the process of a creating a website where family members and non-profits could connect and help each other,” explains Peter.  He welcomes inquiries from others in a similar situation.


In the meantime, Jane Tracy’s family is encouraged by the successful fundraising efforts of these organizations and is committed to promoting the concept of supporting those in need through art. 



“On Good Terms” by Jane Tracy


“People love to purchase art at fundraisers to be able to give back to nonprofit organizations while being able to get art for themselves,” says Melissa Vera, Development Manager, Family Resource Center of South Florida, Inc. “We encourage family members of deceased artists who find themselves with inventory to reach out to non-profits and organizations in their communities, just as Peter Tracy did.”


“People can make a difference if they want to,” points out Peter Tracy.  “We hope the public will consider purchasing an original painting to help women and children, which was very important to Jane.”


To explore original paintings by Jane Tracy and support women and children through her art please go to www.JaneTracyArt.  Stay tuned for the Deceased Artist’s Inventory site currently under construction.



“Oh So Taxing” by Jane Tracy



About Jane Tracy

Award winning artist Jane Tracy was a creative force her entire life.  She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Central Michigan University and went on to teach art in Montpelier, VT.  In 1968 she married Peter Tracy and continued her life’s journey as an artist. Her experiences were diverse. She worked in advertising and as a studio potter Jane created functional stoneware that was sold throughout the eastern United States. In 1972 she became a potter-in-residence at the Guilford Art Center in Guilford, CT.  The dynamic and vibrant artist opened Curious Jane’s Restaurant in 1977 with great success through 1981. She even designed the couple’s home in Branford, CT, which was featured in a variety of publications. She launched her career as a painter in 1985; her passion for color, texture and movement apparent in each of the hundreds of abstract paintings she ultimately created. Jane’s art is powerful and vivid, reflective of the joy that fueled her creative process.

Jane divided her time between her homes in South Florida and Connecticut.  She participated in a variety of juried shows and exhibited her work in numerous art centers, galleries and museums throughout South Florida, including the Armory Art Center in 2015 and 2016.


Jane was a signature member of the Artists’ Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art and the Guilford Art League; a member of the Broward Art Guild, Creative Arts Workshop, Madison Art League, Palm Beach Watercolor Society,  Florida Watercolor Society; New Haven Paint and Clay Club,  International Society of Experimental Artists, WITVA Women in the Visual Arts, International Society of Acrylic Painters, National Association of Women Artists, Connecticut Women Artists and a founding member of the Blue Moon Group.


As a lifelong advocate for women’s rights and children, Jane would be thrilled to know her paintings will benefit charitable organizations that serve those in need.


Jane’s Artist Statement

Making art is always a challenge. The sensory involvement and visceral stimulation needed  requires a commitment – a commitment to struggle through the process – enjoying the moments of success and triumphing over the ever-present grind of making compositional selections of color, line, value or shape.


Non-representational paintings compel me to surrender to my intuition and to trust my inner-urge to experiment. The process of continually making choices and decisions– what to add, what to keep, what to eliminate, what to repeat and ultimately, when to stop–is both  daunting and exhilarating.


The thrill of a uniquely textured surface, the contrasting interplay of warm and cool colors, the surprise of unplanned subtleties are some of the factors in my highly personal, solitary painting experiences that inspire me each time I begin a new painting. The knowledge that there will always be another blank surface for me to paint serves as my ultimate inspiration.




“Lunar Expression” by Jane Tracy



Supporting Women & Children Through Art:


You can support the following organizations with the purchase of an original Jane Tracy painting:

Family Resource Center of South Florida – www.frcflorida.org

Armory Art Center – www.armoryart.org

The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade – www.womensfundmiami.org

Additional Links:












Media Notes:

To request an interview with Peter Tracy or high resolution images of Jane’s paintings please contact AnaBelle Ramos at anabelle@anabelleramos.com.

Peter Tracy can be contacted at opusmail@gmail.com.




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Saint Lucie Cultural Alliance Announces Ongoing Clyde Butcher Exhibit, Plein Air Painting, Art Walk And More Upcoming Events

Don’t miss the many opportunities that the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is offering now and planning for in the future! Renown photographer, Clyde Butcher’s “The Living Waters and Florida Landscape Exhibit” and the Smithsonian WaterWays Exhibit are both at the MidFlorida Event Center NOW through December 23, 2021. Plein Air painting, an Art Walk, and a new ZAM Fest ( Zen, Arts, Music) are all on the calendar!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  





Clyde    Butcher    Photography    Exhibit




Smithsonian    Waterways    Exhibit 



NOW through December 23, 2021



MidFlorida Credit Union Event Center

9221 SE Civic Center Place       Port St. Lucie, FL



Clyde Butcher’s ongoing exhibition, Living Waters and the Florida Landscape features 29 of Butcher’s black and white, large-format breathtaking photographs. He composes his work throughout the US and helps the public experience scenes out of reach and untouched. Butcher has been called the next Ansel Adams by Popular Photography magazine, awarded as a humanitarian for acting for the betterment of his community and recognized as a conservationist for bringing issues to the forefront of public consciousness through his art.





The Living Waters and the Florida Landscape is a traveling exhibition by the Aquatic Preserve Society. Butcher, a longtime, devoted supporter of environmental causes, donated the photographs to the Aquatic Preserve Program in 2000. This gallery is a collaborative effort with the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance, the Aquatic Preserve Society, the Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserves, and the Friends of Spoil Islands.



Water/Ways, a partnership with Florida Humanities, the Smithsonian Institute, and the City of Port St. Lucie is presented as a part of the Museum on Main Street program, a national, state, and local partnership to bring exhibitions to local cultural organizations. The exhibition explores the endless motion of the water cycle, water’s effect on landscape, settlement and migration, and its impact on culture and spirituality.



























ZAM     Fest     Committee     Meeting



Tuesday, November 16        5:30

Cultural   Alliance   Gallery   or   online



We invite you to be a part of the creative force planning the festivities and activities. Join us on November 16 at 5:30 at the Cultural Alliance Gallery or online to learn more about the festival and how you can play an essential part as a committee member.

Based on the success of our inaugural Treasure Coast Arts and Mindfulness Fest, our artistic zen celebration is expanding to include music. We are thrilled to announce that the Fest returns as ZAM Fest (Zen, Arts, Music) on April 23 & 24, 2022.





~~~~  NEW      MEMBERS     WELCOME  ~~~




DON’T      FORGET  !!!



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



St. Lucie Cultural Alliance 

2300 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34982

 (772) 462-2783







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Delray Art League Launches “Artscape In The City” And “Little Soho” With Indoor And Outdoor Venues. Call For Artists Includes Non-Members And New Categories Of 2D and 3D Artworks. Public invited Every 3rd Weekend To Free Event

The Delray Art League (DAL) launches “Artscape In The City” and “Little Soho”, the coolest indoor and outdoor art show in Palm Beach County, the third weekend of every month!  The Big Apple Bazaar on Atlantic Avenue has morphed into a large art mecca.  DAL welcomes new mediums of artwork, new members, and non-members to participate. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to sign up now!  Admission and parking are free for art lovers, spectators, browsers, their family and guests!  ARTISTS: Indoor spaces = no tent set up!!!!









“ARTSCAPE     IN      THE      CITY”












   3rd    WEEKEND    OF    EACH    MONTH






  • Clay ( ceramics)

  • Crafts (Handmade items, quilts, etc. as applied)

  • Drawing

  • Fashion ( original art on fabric, leather, etc.)

  • Glass

  • Jewelry

  • Mixed Media

  • Multi Media ( video, MPEG3, MPEG4)

  • Photography ( digital print, canvas)

  • Sculpture (stone, wood, metal, etc.)

  • 2 Dimensional Art (acrylic, oil, watercolor, collage)

“Artscape in the City” runs rain or shine,  October to May ’22 




The shows are open to both members and non-members and offer artists significant benefits: lower application and booth fees, great exposure at a highly visible location right on Atlantic Avenue with plenty of free parking and food trucks. Artists’ 10 x 10 booth space is available for indoor and outdoor shows.








The Delray Art League is a 501 (c)(3)  non-profit organization with over 50 years of community involvement in Palm Beach County. This year a new schedule of exciting art shows at the Big Apple will benefit and support our non-profit partners, Twin Palms for the Disabled, Palm Beach Habilitation Center and Fuller Center.





The Big Apple Shopping Bazaar, a landmark for thirty years, has designed “Little Soho” Art Colony with a New York City flair, is now renting beautifully designed 10 x 10 units for both studio and gallery retail space.











Spread the word! 

Come and enjoy the events and participate in the spirit of doing good in our community!





About Delray Art League:

The Delray Art League was established as a non-profit 501 3C in 1965.Over the past 12 years, the league has donated 10% of its profits — equaling over 150, 000 — to help fund art programs in Palm Beach County. These include organizations for children and adults with disabilities. This year, through the Lori Lee Doty Art Education Fund, the league will add art-related initiatives for survivors of breast cancer and their families.

General meetings are held on the second Monday of the month from October through April from 6:45 –  8:00 pm.  Please check for location .


For more information:

Ron Rizzi, President    DelrayArtLeague@att.net

Our Website:      https://delrayartleague.com/




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The ENDANGERED Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest Presents The 2021 Prize Winners. Entire Exhibit Is Virtual And Free To Access. Support The Center For Great Apes

The ENDANGERED Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest is thrilled to present the Prize Winners of the 9th Annual Online Contest.  The entry fees went directly to the Center for Great Apes and will support their work to give lifetime care to orangutans and chimpanzees in need. The Jury panel included: Hansen Mulford (Curator of Orlando Museum of Art), Bryan Pereira (Fine Art Photographer and Director for Exposure Photo Safari Tours), and Lori Perkins (Deputy Director, Birmingham Zoo and Board Member, Center for Great Apes). Paul Fisher, President of Juried Art Services continues to serve as the inspiration for sponsoring this contest.  The Rickie Report shares the Prize Winners plus the link to see the entire exhibit and make purchases







Questions About Art or Sales? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com



Five hundred entries were submitted in three categories: Fine Art, Photography and Young Artists.  Entries came from Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Peru, UK, USA and Zambia.  We are pleased that our message of conservation reached people in so many countries.   Two hundred Young Artists took part this year and we loved the thought and creativity that went into so many of their pieces.  



View the current exhibit in the virtual gallery through December 31,2021.  




P R I Z E      W I N N E R S:



Fine     Art     Category



1st Prize:



Johanne Mangi.  Painted Dog. Oil painting on linen.  ©2021 All Rights Reserved



2nd Prize:



Mary Taylor. Veterans Memorial Eagle. Welded stainless steel rods.   ©2021 All Rights Reserved



3rd Prize:




Robin Huffman.  California Condor.  Acrylic on canvas.  ©2021 All Rights Reserved



Fine    Art    Photography    Category



1st Prize: 




Celia Kujala.  Descending from Above.  ©2021 All Rights Reserved



2nd Prize: 



Prelena Soma Owen.  Beauty is in the Eye.  ©2021 All Rights Reserved




3rd Prize: 




Prelena Soma Owen.  When Darkness Falls.  ©2021 All Rights Reserved




Young     Artists     Category



1st Prize: 




Le Shen, aged 11 years.  Eternal White Rhino  ©2021 All Rights Reserved




2nd Prize: 





Emma Zhou, aged 15 years.  Living Jewel. Drawing. ©2021 All Rights Reserved






3rd Prize: 





Angie Li, aged 9 years.  Ripped Joy. Colored markers.

Angie also wins the award for Best Big Cat  ©2021 All Rights Reserved




4th   Equal   Exceptional   Commendations:

We decided to award extra prizes to the two artists whose entries tied 4th as an “Exceptional Commendation”.






Ashleigh Cole, aged 16 years.  Macaw. Oil painting. ©2021 All Rights Reserved





Yunxi Zhu, aged 13 years.  Create a Beautiful Home Together. ©2021 All Rights Reserved





People’s  Choice  Winner  for  Young  Artists with 1002 votes:





Zian Wang, aged 12 years.  Orange Bellied Parrot. Water colour. ©2021 All Rights Reserved



Best    Ape    Award




Gavin Minard, aged 18 years, Imagine. Photograph  ©2021 All Rights Reserved






Thanks again to everyone who took part. 



The ENDANGERED online exhibition is Open NOW through December 31, 2021

Please contact Lindsey@Art4Apes.com with questions or for details on how to purchase the art.  




Watch out for the 2022 ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest







The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest benefits CGA.



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Gem & Mineral Society Of Palm Beaches Presents 54th Annual Gem, Mineral, Bead, Jewelry & Fossil Show November 20-21

The 54th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show takes place November 20 – 21 at the South Florida Fair Grounds.  This is a family oriented, culturally stimulating show. Proceeds provide the operating budget for the Gem & Mineral Society for the following year. Get more information about this wonder-filled organization in the article!   The show is run totally by member volunteers.The Rickie Report shares the details plus a coupon for reduced admission charges, which may be duplicated as often as you like.





Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc.



The 54th Annual

Gem, Mineral, Bead, Jewelry, & Fossil Show





Saturday, November 20, 2021

 9 am – 6 pm


Sunday, November 21, 2021

 10 am – 5 pm



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

 Visit our website for more details:





Expo Center East

South Florida Fairgrounds

9067 Southern Blvd.,        West Palm Beach, FL 33411










Mine Sluicing (Photo courtesy of GMSPB)




Great Shopping, Geode Cracking, Fossil Dig, Gemstone Mining, Spin-the-Wheel Game, Face & Rock Painting, Grand Prize Drawing, Door Prizes!







Decorative Items For the Home and Office


Hourly Door Prizes

Guest Speakers

Kids Activities



Kids Activities Area (Photo courtesy of GMSPB)



Over 70 dealers from all over the country offer a wide range of merchandise—fine jewelry, southwestern Indian jewelry, bead jewelry, loose beads, rocks and minerals for specimen collecting and cutting, loose precious and semi-precious gemstones, settings and findings, fossils, meteorites, tools, books, and much, much more.



Calcite Crystals from Fort Drum Crystal Mine( Photo Courtesy of GMSPB)


The show offers a wide range of educational activities and exhibits. Visit the demonstration area where society members will be showcasing skills learned in club classes. Demonstrations will include faceting, cabochon making, chain making, and bead stringing just to name a few.




Photo Courtesy of GMSPB



Hourly door prizes awarded both days and a show Grand Prize Drawing and several other drawings will be held. We have also invited several local education based clubs to display at our show, as well as the Palm Beach Museum of Natural History. We will also have speakers.



General Meeting:

3rd Thursday of the Month at 7:30 pm

 4800 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach FL 33405

at the NEW Multi-Purpose Center

All interested parties are welcome!!



Photo Courtesy of GMSPB



You are entering a world of gemstones, minerals, fossils, rocks, jewelry, beads and lapidary.  This hobby is rewarding, exciting and educational for any age.  Browse our website in order to learn about our organization and the people who bring the club to life.  Whether you wish to learn how to cut gem stones, or whether you seek to learn more about minerals or even make your own jewelry  – our club has fascinating activities for you!

The Society offers many types of educational and cultural experiences. We operate a full lapidary shop open to our members. We also offer classes in lapidary and jewelry making for adults as well as children.





Club Purpose:

To associate persons of the Palm Beach area of cutting, displaying and studying of rocks,

shells, artifacts, and any kind of scientific objects of interest to the individual and the

organization to promote community interest in these objects.

The society is a member of the Eastern Federation of
Mineralogical & Lapidary Societies Inc. and the
Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies,
Inc., which are affiliated with the American
Federation of Mineralogical Societies. Our members
are able to participate in activities sponsored by
these organizations.






Membership applications are available at the show or on our web site: https://gmspb.org


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

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

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/gemandminerals



Visit our web site for more information, photos from past shows, membership forms and $1 discount coupons for the show.

Phone: 561-585-2080

USPS Mail:

PO Box 18095     West Palm Beach, FL 33416-8095




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The Studios Of Key West Announces Call For Public Art. Deadline Is November 21, 2021. The Rickie Report Shares Specs And Details

The Studios of Key West announces a Call for Public Art in Key West, FL. There are two primary locations as well as other opportunities for artists to apply at this 16000 square foot art center with galleries, classrooms, a theater, roof terrace, and a bookstore.  The Rickie Report shares the details.  The DEADLINE for proposals is November 21, 2021.



The Studios of Key West
533 Eaton Street    Key West, Fl 33040




Public Art at 533 Eaton Street

Call for Artists/Request for Proposals

Deadline: November 21, 2021





The Studios of Key West is seeking proposals for public art at its primary facility at 533 Eaton Street, a three story, 16000sf art center with galleries, classrooms, a theater, roof terrace and bookstore. Although any proposals will be considered, our interest is centered on two locations:

  1. the Lower Roof area, which is not regularly accessible by the public, but visible from the roof terrace; and

  2. the Stairwell, four stories high with blank walls and an open central space stretching 57’ from floor to ceiling.


The Studios has $26,438 designated for public art as the remaining portion of its 1% for Art obligation from the renovations of our facility. However, that figure is a minimum, not a limit; depending on the proposals we receive, our final budget may be up to twice that. Our goal is to place art in both locations (or more), but the funds do not need to be apportioned evenly between the spaces.


This request is open to artists and design professionals working in all media who demonstrate creativity, professionalism, and relevant experience. Artists living or working in Monroe County, or who have a previous relationship with The Studios (eg. former artists-in-residence) will be given some preference, but quality and suitability for the project are our primary concerns.

About the Building – 533 Eaton Street

The Studios’ primary facility was built in 1950 as a Scottish Rite Masonic Temple and designed in the Streamline Moderne style by notable architect Henry Hohauser. It was purchased by The Studios in 2013 and reopened after thorough renovations in 2015, with a roof terrace added in 2020. The first floor houses two galleries, box office and bookstore; the second floor a lobby gallery and 200 seat theater; the third floor has two classrooms, a gallery and 8 artist studios; and the roof terrace has a small stage, patio bars and some of the best views on the island.

Location 1: The Lower Roof

For structural reasons, our new raised roof terrace covers only about 40% of the entire roof area, leaving a Lower Roof area roughly 2800sf that is viewable from the terrace, but only accessible for maintenance purposes. It houses 6 HVAC units of varying sizes and was recently resurfaced with a bright white Duro-Last roofing membrane (Miami-Dade NOA: 17-0202.05).

Proposals for public art on the Lower Roof should add interest and/or aesthetic appeal to the view from the roof terrace. Ideas may include, but are not limited to:

Images or designs applied directly to the roof surface and/or HVAC units, using adhesive vinyl, paint or other materials.

Sculptures or other objects which may or may not mask the views of the HVAC units. All of the above

Technical considerations: Proposals for the Lower Roof should factor in its exposure to the elements: intense sun, rain and periodic storm events. For example:

  • Surface treatments should be designed for easy touchup and maintenance.
  • Penetrations of the roof surface, eg. to anchor objects, should be kept to a minimum.
  • Objects should be designed to withstand hurricane-force winds, or to be removed with reasonable effort in advance of major storms.
  • Design and placement of objects should reflect the load bearing capacity of the Lower Roof, which is modest except in areas supported by lateral joists.


Location 2: The Stairwell

Among the building’s most dramatic features, the interior Stairwell is a primary means of travel from floor to floor. The space is roughly 12’2” x 15’ wide, with the stairs wrapping around an open rectangular shaft roughly 4.5 x 7’ wide and running the full height of the building, 57’ from the ground to the ceiling. The stairs themselves are speckled black and white, with red toe molding, but the walls are blank. The black iron railing on the interior of the stairs was designed by the original architect, Henry Hohauser.

Proposals for the Stairwell might include surface treatment (eg. painting or mosaic) of the walls, and/or sculpture hanging in the open space.

Technical considerations:

Open trusses at the top of the Stairwell can easily support up to 250 lbs., or potentially more if reinforced.

Selection Process & Timeline

The selection process will be conducted by a committee consisting of Studios staff, Board members and Artist Advisors.

1) In the First Phase, artists are invited to submit their qualifications and proposal concepts, preferably including sketches or other images, as well as written descriptions and a preliminary cost estimate. Proposals are due by November 21 and initial decisions will be made by December 10, 2021. See below for details on what to submit.

2) In the Second Phase, selected artists will be commissioned to elaborate fully on their proposals, with complete details on all materials and vendors to be used, engineering requirements (if any) and a final cost proposal. An artist’s fee will be paid for this work, envisioned as $1,000 plus hard costs, though subject to negotiation. The Studios may or may not commission more artists for full proposals than are ultimately selected.

3) In the Final Phase, The Studios will negotiate final contracts with selected artists. Our goal is for final contracts to be signed by January 31, 2022, with all work completed by June 30, 2022.


How to Submit Your Proposal – First Phase

All submissions for the first phase must be received via email to Jed Dodds, Executive Director, at jed@tskw.org, no later than November 21, 2021. Hard copies are not encouraged and will not be returned.


Complete submissions for the first phase should include:

  1. Contact info: Your name, email address and phone number.
  2. Statement of Qualifications. This may be in the form of a resume, or a written history ofyour background as an artist, including any relevant experience. You may choose to includereferences of clients with whom you’ve worked on similar projects.
  3. Written project proposal. This may be brief, but should identify the location, methods andmaterials you propose to use, and an initial cost estimate including your fee and all costs. Please address any particular challenges either to the installation or maintenance of your proposed work. You may also of course describe the artistic intent behind your proposal.
  4. Proposal images (optional, but encouraged). Images may include mockups or sketches of the proposed work. They are less necessary in instances where your examples of previous work provide a good sense of what you are proposing.
  5. Previous Work Images. Up to 12 images (and no less than 4) of previous work that demonstrates your artistic sensibility and experience with similar projects.
  6. Image narrative. A separate document with numbered descriptions of your Proposal and Previous Work Images. Typically, this would include title, dimensions, materials, and year completed.

Notes on submitting images: Images should be approximately 1MB, preferably .jpg files. Filenames should include your name and be numbered to correspond to your image narrative (eg. “Smith1.jpg”, “Smith2.jpg”, etc.)

Reference Images – Location 1: Lower Roof


Reference Images – Location 1: Lower Roof



Reference Images – Location 2: Stairwell


Reference Images – Location 2: Stairwell





About The Studios of Key West:

Founded in 2006, The Studios of Key West serves as the hub of Key West’s thriving arts community. We were founded with the dual vision of both creating spaces for local artists and audiences to learn and connect, and of bringing world class artists to our island as a place to explore and experiment. In our galleries, theater, classrooms and artist residencies, we’ve hosted world renowned artists and musicians, and introduced thousands of our constituents to different ways of seeing and working.


The Studios of Key West
533 Eaton Street    Key West, Fl 33040



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Wellington Art Society Features Kimberly Perry Of Posh Design Studio As Speaker For November Meeting And Announces WAS 40th Anniversary Virtual Exhibit “Celebration” Open Now Through December 31

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) features speaker, Kimberly Perry of Posh Design Studio which represents local, national, and international artists to a VIP list of celebrity art collectors. The Wednesday, November 10 meeting is at the Wellington Community Center. The public is invited to this free event. Please note that CDC guidelines will be observed. To honor the WAS 40th Anniversary, a new exhibit, “CELEBRATION” will be available as a virtual art show NOW through December 31. Proceeds from sales support WAS Scholarship Fund. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.





Public Is Invited To



Wellington Art Society Meeting


Wednesday,  November 10, 2021


5:30 pm


Wellington  Community  Center


12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL






K I M B E R L Y      P E R R Y




All events open to members and non-members


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



Social  distancing  will  be  observed  and  masks  are  required






Kimberly Perry Owner and Curator of Posh Design Studio



Kimberly Perry is the owner and curator of Posh Design Studio in Delray Beach, Florida, where she represents over 30 local, national and international artists.  Posh is a thriving art gallery that services all types of homes, businesses and interior designers. Her gallery consists of original paintings, sculptures, glass art, fine art photography, home décor and unique gifts.  She has an extensive VIP List of celebrity art collectors across the country. 




Interior view of Posh Design Studio


Kimberly is also an Abstract Artist and a Professional Color Consultant. She specializes in the psychological and physiological effects of color on human beings. She creates colorful solutions for architectural and interior design projects. Kimberly is the daughter of world-renowned artist, DeVon Cunningham, who is featured in the Smithsonian Institute.  Her obsession with art began at the age of five, when she attended her dad’s first art exhibition. She has spent a lifetime attending art shows, festivals and art galleries across the country with her dad. 



Kimberly holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications, Arts and Science from Michigan State University. She is constantly researching and developing her skills as an art consultant and curator for her gallery. Her passion and energy are fueled by her desire to support the art community and spread love, joy and beauty to the world.  She currently resides in Manhattan, NY and Delray Beach, FL with her husband Scott Perry, General Manager of the New York Knicks.  To learn more about Kimberly Perry and Posh Design Studio, visit www.PoshDesignStudio.net 





Wellington Art Society Announces 

Virtual Art Show “Celebration” 









“Bonnie Bluebird” by Heather Bergstrom



In honor of its 40th anniversary, the Wellington Art Society is pleased to announce the first virtual art show of the season, “CELEBRATION”, a juried virtual art show showing now through December 31, 2021. This exhibit features ten artists and 35 original works of art by WAS members, including mixed media art on canvas, black and white photography, sculptures and an array of paintings, using various mediums.



“Serena Williams” by Charles Moses



All artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs.


“The Angry Man” by Janine

The artists that will be exhibiting are: 




Joe Marcou ⋅ Rachel Laub ⋅ Carol India ⋅ Laura Jaffe ⋅ Charles Moses ⋅ Heather Bergstrom ⋅ Janine Sabinsky ⋅ David Ciofalo ⋅ Nancy Tilles ⋅ Del Foxton



“The Light Within” by Del Foxton




Celebration Virtual Art Show is a free on-line event which will be presented through Kunstmatrix, which is a unique and innovative platform that enables artists to create beautiful and realistic 3D versions of their artwork, displayed in a sophisticated virtual exhibition space. Visitors can view artwork one of several ways, including moving themselves around the exhibit using the arrows that appear on screen or by using the cursor. A guided tour is also available as an option.

For more information about “Celebration” or to learn more about the featured artists, please visit the Wellington Art Society’s website at www.wellingtonartsociety.org 



The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 40th 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 or email presidentofwas@gmail.com. 




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Southern Handcraft Society Pineapple Grove Chapter Holds 28th Annual Juried Art & Craft Show At Old School Square November 18, 19, 20. Don’t Miss This Annual Shopping Experience

​The Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach, ​celebrates its ​28 Annual Juried art and craft show, “An Olde Fashioned Holiday”, at the Fieldhouse (formerly the Vintage Gymnasium) at Old School Square. All items are hand made ​by local crafters and artists​ and many are one-of-a-kind works of art. Gift and holiday items include Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas themes, plus items that are appropriate for any occasion. ​Don’t miss the Limited Edition ornaments. Be amazed on  Thursday, November 18, Friday, November 19, and Saturday, November 20 at ​all of ​our local talent! ​Consider joining this group if you have an interest in art and/or crafts! ​Free Admission with convenient parking at the garage across the street​. ​The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  





Southern Handcraft Society

Pineapple Grove Chapter     Delray Beach, FL

Invites you to:

28 Annual Juried Art and Craft Show

“An Olde Fashioned Holiday”

Thursday, November 18, 2021 – 10 am to 8 pm
Friday, November 19, 2021 – 9 am to 8 pm
Saturday, November 20, 2021 – 9 am to 2 pm



The Fieldhouse ( Formerly the Vintage Gymnasium)


Old School Square Center 

51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33444





CDC Guidelines will be observed


Convenient Parking across the street​

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






The Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach, will hold its 28th annual, juried art and craft show, An Olde Fashioned Holiday, at the Fieldhouse (formerly The Vintage Gymnasium), at Old School Square. This event is the most spectacular, longest running, indoor art and craft show in Delray Beach. We are back and bigger and better than ever!





Our local crafters and artists create one-of-a-kind works of art and crafts of distinction. Our gift and holiday items include: Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas….along with items that are appropriate for any occasion. Our Limited Edition ornaments are always spectacular and, of course, limited to only 100 pieces.





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




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




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