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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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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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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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:

 

 

 

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Ft. Lauderdale Branch Of National League Of Pen Women Open Call For Women Artists To Be Held At Skolnick Community Center In Pompano Beach. Deadline Is January 25, 2023 With Public Exhibit February 1 – 27, 2023

The Fort Lauderdale Branch of National League of American Pen Women shares a Call for Women Artists for a juried exhibition of all media. The Exhibit takes place at the Herb Skolnick Community Center in Pompano Beach, FL. The Rickie Report shares the details and invites women artists to apply! We urge art patrons to visit the exhibit, which runs February 1 through February 27, 2023.  Deadline to apply is January 25.

 

 

 

     

 

CALL       FOR       WOMEN      ARTISTS      

ALL   MEDIA   &   FINE   ARTS

JURIED   EXHIBITION

 

 

Monetary Awards and Ribbons will be Awarded

JUDGE: Meaghan Kent – Curator, Art and Culture Center/Hollywood 

 

 

 

Link for Prospectus

 

 

 

Public   Is   Invited   To   View   The   Exhibition:

February 1 through February 27, 2023

 

 

Herb Skolnick Community Center

800 SW 36th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33069

 

 

 

 

1st Place Winner 2022 “Rosie” by PhotographsByPhoenix

 

 

ENTRY:

Now through Wednesday, January 25, 2023  

Cost: $25 Members/Patrons; $30 Non-Members (2 pieces)

 

Link for Prospectus

 

 

ELIGIBLE WORK: (OPEN THEME)

 

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

 

ORIGINAL ARTWORK ONLY! NO PRINTS OR GICLEES!

 

 

 

 

2nd Place Winner 2022 “When We Grow Up” by Donna Sallee

 

 

SALES:

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

 

 

ELIGIBLE ARTISTS:

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

 

 

 

ENTRY GUIDELINES:

Deadline for receiving the entry form in Prospectus and entry fee check: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

 

Mail to: NLAPW, 651 Village Drive, #802, Pompano Beach, FL 33060  

 

Questions: 954-980-3475: jjpompano@aol.com

 

No changes can be made after entry is received. No refunds will be made.

 

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

 

 

 

 

3rd Place Winner 2022 “Gray Fox” by Kirsten Hines

 

MONETARY   AWARDS:

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

Honorable Mentions will receive ribbons.

A minimum of 10 percent of profit will support the Pen Women Scholarship Fund.

 

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mentions Winners 2022: “Fritillary” by Chris Landis, “Owl Hunt” by Pauline Landis and “Red Bird” by Sharron Demarest

 

 

CLICK ON PROSPECTUS BELOW:

 

 

AWARDS Presentation and Luncheon:

Friday, February 10, 2023

11:30 am

Herb Skolnick Community Center

800 SW 36th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33069

Catered by 

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza

 

 

Luncheon reservation checks, $30 each

Pay by Zelle, email penwomenftl@gmail.com

OR

Send Check by Feb 7th to

Tammy Seymour

629 Riviera Isle  Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301

 

 

 

About the National League of American Pen Women:

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

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

 

 

 

Visit:

lauderdalepenwomen.wixsite.com/nlapw

Facebook.com/nlapwftl/

For additional information please call 954-288-7972

 

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Features Guest Speaker Carl Stoveland At January 11 Meeting. WAS Announces New Exhibitions “Inspired” and “Images” Open Now, With Public Reception On January 31.

The Wellington Art Society will feature a presentation by artist, Carl Stoveland, entitled “The Not So Unlikely Journey from Photographer to Painter” on January 11, 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 Carl’s presentation.  In addition, mark your calendars for a double art exhibit “Inspired” and “Images”. Open now at the Wellington Village Hall and Wellington Community Center, there will be a Public Reception on Tuesday, January 31, 2023.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. The public is welcome!

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  January 11, 2023

 

5:30 pm

 

 

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

PRESENTING:

 

 

CARL      STOVELAND

 

 

“The  Not  So  Unlikely  Journey  from  Photographer  to  Painter”

 

 

 

 

Artist, Carl Stoveland

 

 

 

Open to members and non-members

 

 

 

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

 

 COVID-19 protocols will be observed. 

 

 

 

Photography by Carl Stoveland

 

 

 

Carl Stoveland grew up in New York near the Catskill Mountains and found his passion for photography while hiking along the many trails and streams near his home.  His father spent his entire career working in photo labs and his mom as an oil painter and watercolorist. Naturally, Stoveland was immersed in fine art his whole life. He says, “While the other neighborhood kids were playing football in the street, my folks sent me to ceramics camp…. Creativity and play have been strongly connected for me ever since.”

 

 

 

Stoveland’s primary medium for many years was photography. About 20 years ago, he started playing with watercolor, and since moving to Florida six years ago, he has been exploring many different mediums including watercolor, gouache, urban sketching with casein, and even a little film making. Stoveland’s current passions include a variety of photo and painting media, along with urban sketching, and teaching.

 

 

 

 

 

Sketch by Carl Stoveland at Society of the Four Arts

 

 

 

He has been awarded several artist residencies, including most recently Dry Tortugas National Park. In 2022, he was awarded Best in Show in the Florida Showcase at The Box Gallery. He has also Co-Founded the Lake Worth Beach Urban Sketchers Group and has a podcast called “IAMLAKEWORTH”.

 

 

 

 

Painting by Carl Stoveland

 

 

 

 

In February, Stoveland will be teaching a two-day urban sketching workshop with the New Studio for the Visual Arts in Jupiter. Visit for information on this class In addition, you can see his work during the “Myth America(na)” exhibition at the Box Gallery of West Palm Beach.

 

 

 

Learn more about Carl Stoveland and his works on his website at https://www.carlstovelandart.com and follow him on Facebook and Instagram @carlstoveland.

 

 

 

 

Wellington   Art   Society

 

 

Announces   New   Exhibitions 

 

 

 

“Inspired”   and   “Images”

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

PUBLIC      RECEPTION 

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2023

 

 5 – 7 pm

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) is thrilled to announce their new municipal art exhibitions, “Inspired” and “Images”. Inspired is going on now through February 21, 2023, at the Wellington Village Hall located at 12300 Forest Hill Blvd in Wellington. Images runs from now until March 21, 2023, at the Wellington Community Center at 12150 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington. 

 

 

 

 

The public is invited to the opening reception celebrating both exhibitions on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, from 5:00-7:00 pm. Two venues – one great night! Meet the artists and vote for your favorite artwork. There will be door prizes and refreshments to enjoy. 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Martin Artisans Guild Kicks Off 2023 On January 4 With “Kaleidoscope” At The Palm Room In Stuart. Mark Your Calendars For A Special “Meet The Artists” On February 1, 2023

The Martin Artisans Guild kicks off 2023 with “Kaleidoscope”, an exhibit that will mesmerize all of your senses in The Palm Room Art Gallery and Artisans Boutique located in Stuart’s Harbour Bay Plaza. Enjoy the Opening Reception on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, featuring live music, cash bar and the delectable appetizers for which the Guild has become known.  A second opportunity to get to know the people behind the art takes place on Wednesday, February 1st, at a “Meet the Artists” event.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique

 

 

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm

 

 

 3746 SE Ocean Blvd.  Stuart, FL

 Sewall’s Point in Harbour Bay Plaza (east end of the Plaza, near Stringers Tavern & Oyster Bar)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show runs January 4 through March 4, 2023

 

 

 

Opening Reception

Wednesday January 4

5:30 – 7:30 PM

 

 “Meet the Artists”

 Wednesday, February 1st   from 4 – 6  pm

 

 

 

 

 

While you’re enjoying the fabulous show, be sure to check out the very special and one-of-a-kind items in the Artisans Boutique – you’ll find great Valentines gifts for the special person on your list!  

 

 

Meet    the    Artists:

 

 

Barb Bucci

Caryl Pomales

Denise Jackson

Doreen Lepore

Dot Galfond

Glen Allen

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Kim Beltrame

Lynn Morgan

Margarita Nielsen-Palacios

Maria Miele

Michaelann Bellerjeau

Patricia Pasbrig

Renee Keil

Sally Browning Pearson

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, visit www.martinartisansguild.org.

 

 

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

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

 

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

 

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Features 2-Part Seminar “Marketing Your Art: Working Smarter Not Harder” With Rickie Leiter On January 16 & 23, 2023. Pre-Registration Is A Must

You create, but how do you sell?  Artists who want to sell their artwork need a clear and easy business plan!  The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance in Fort Pierce is offering a 2-part workshop with Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report on Mondays, January 16 and 23, 2023. Don’t miss  this hands-on practical knowledge seminar, including how to frame your work to show your best advantage!  Past seminar attendees and consultation clients have been accepted into traditional galleries, juried exhibits, won awards, and made major sales at Florida venues as well as at international venues. The skills they learned through these seminars and mentoring have taken them from hopeful to successful! The Rickie Report shares the details about the next seminar here.  Advanced registration is a must.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance

111 Orange Avenue, Lower Level, Fort Pierce, FL 34950

 (772) 776-ARTS (2787)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 1: Monday, January 16 | 6 – 8:30  pm

Session 2: Monday, January 23 | 6 – 8:30 pm

 

 

 

 

Learn….

 

How to Brand Your Business

How to approach Galleries

Prepare a portfolio (Body of Work)

Present your work

Price Your Work (What is Perceived Value?)

Market your Work

Answer Calls to Artists

and more…

 

 

 

 

R E G I S T E R      H E R E

 

 

 

 

 

Rickie Leiter has always been fascinated by the creative process. A former art consultant in her native Massachusetts, her instinct to connect with creatives in her new Florida home led her to found The Rickie Report in 2011. This free online publication features artist stories, helpful tips for marketing, a calendar of upcoming art events, and calls to artists/artisans for both juried and non-juried shows. Rickie’s goal is to help artists, galleries, and visual arts-related organizations achieve their potential by connecting with other artists, art lovers, and patrons. Rickie’s mission is to help emerging artists achieve meaningful careers and to guide professional artists in finding their niches. She has juried exhibits, offered Art Marketing Seminars, and been a featured speaker at many art-related events.

 

 

Rickie is an active member of numerous art coalitions in southeast Florida. She is always looking for a way to connect emerging artists, established artists, art promoters, and art patrons together, sometimes in the most unexpected ways. Rickie earned an MSW and worked as a psychiatric social worker before changing professional paths as an art consultant. While her own creativity includes a successful career as a jewelry artist and a mosaicist, she is open to new knowledge, growth and experiences. Rickie has served as a long-time volunteer in national and international non-profits, providing her with a solid on-the-ground education for marketing, communication and leadership training. She and her husband, Jeff, publish The Rickie Report while enjoying the cultural bounties around them.

 

 

 

 

About the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance:

The mission of the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is to better position the arts and cultural sector as a significant contributor to the vibrancy, and educational and economic well-being, of St. Lucie County.

SLCAlliance is sponsored in part by the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the St. Lucie Office of Tourism.

SLCA is located at 111 Orange Avenue, Lower Level, Fort Pierce, Fla. 34950  

To learn more, visit ArtStLucie.org, or call 772.462.2783

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986