Opening Reception June 21 Features “Latest Work” By Artists Of Palm Beach County At Art On Park Gallery. Dr. Joan Lipton Will Jury For Prizes. Public Welcome To Free Event

The Artists of Palm Beach County, Inc (APBC) announces its new exhibition, “Latest Work”, featuring artworks by APBC members.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, June 21 at Art On Park Gallery in Lake Park.  The exhibit includes original works in 2D and 3D in a wide variety of media.  Gallery Co-Manager, Maxine Schreiber, will be the Featured Artist.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek! The Gallery is planning an exciting event for the Lake Park community so look forward to news about this summer event!

 

 

 

 

Art on Park Gallery

 

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

For Artists by artists of all disciplines, media and price points

Open:   Monday through Saturday Noon to 6 PM

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403      561-345-2842

 

 

APBC Art on Park Gallery

PRESENTS:

 

  ” LATEST   WORK “

 

Opening Reception:

 

Friday, June 21     5 – 8 pm

 

Awards Presentation with Dr. Joan Lipton

 6:00 pm

 

 

Exhibit Available now through July 27  

Don’t Miss this exciting exhibit!  

Meet the Artists!

 

 

 

 

 

Artist members of APBC were asked to submit their original, most recent work of any subject. 2D and 3D works were welcomed in all media including ceramics, drawing, textiles, glass, jewelry, mixed media, metal, oils, pastel, acrylics, photography, printmaking, watercolor, collage and wood. Gallery Co-Manager, Maxine Schreiber, was chosen to be the featured artist and her oil paintings, “The Gift” and “The Raffle Prize” will hang in the front window.

 

 

 

Dr. Joan Lipton

 

 

The gallery is proud to announce that Joan Lipton, Ph.D. will be the Judge for awards. Dr. Lipton is an independent lecturer and art historian who received her Ph.D. from The Graduate Center of the City of New York, with a specialization in 19th and 20th-century art. A popular lecturer, she has held numerous workshops in colleges, alumni associations, adult education centers and libraries in New York City and New Jersey; she is pleased to share her knowledge and enthusiasm at the Society of Four Arts in Palm Beach as well as at the Mandel Public Library in West Palm Beach. 

 

Also mark your calendars for other events at the gallery. The third Monday of each month at 6:30 PM the public is invited to an Art Salon. For this monthly gathering, artists are encouraged to bring a work of art and/or refreshments for sharing. Admission is free for members of APBC, but the general public is invited to attend the event for a $5.00 admission fee. Payment will be collected at the door and will be applied towards the membership fee, if one wishes to join at the meeting.

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, Art Salons, studio space or other events:

APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403
561-345-2842
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/

 

 

 

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Behind The Scenes With The Southern Handcraft Society: An Interview With Pam Warren

The Southern Handcraft Society (SHS) has five extremely active groups in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. The Rickie Report asked Caren Hackman to investigate the history and current status of SHS.  We include her interview with Pam Warren, President of the Delray Beach Pineapple Grove Chapter and photos.  SHS is a wonderful arts organization to get involved with, be it the camaraderie, learning new techniques, or being able to sell your creations. SHS presents high quality crafted items, which often become family heirlooms, to be passed to the next generation.  Anyone interested in preserving, enriching, and trying creative crafts is welcome to attend a monthly meeting to see if this is the organization for you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Behind the Scenes 

Southern Handcraft Society With Caren Hackman:

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  Tell our readers how SHS came into being.

PW:

The Southern Handcraft Society was founded in January of 1985.  The founder, Laura Kluvo (also known as Laura “glue gun” Kluvo)* had envisioned fellow-minded crafters who would be educated through preserving and enriching creative crafts. Currently there are five groups in Broward and Palm Beach Counties, totaling about 190 members who meet once a month each. 

 

Rustic board and two examples of the fairy doors designed and painted by Pam Warren

 

 

TRR:  How did you get involved in crafting, and in particular with the Southern Handcraft Society?

 

 

PW:

Ever since I was a little kid I have enjoyed making things.  I would make paper dolls and their clothes as a gift for my younger sister.  Then, in Girl Scouts, my favorite badge to earn was “the dabbler”.  It included sewing, painting, gluing and miscellaneous other “skills”. As an adult, crafting primarily involved sewing.  I took a class at a quilt shop called “shadow quilting”.  The teacher was Laura Kluvo and she asked me to join a group of ladies she was organizing into a crafting “club”. This was 1985 and the beginning of the Southern Handcraft Society (SHS).

 

 

A woman who organized large craft shows contacted Laura. The woman needed help to run the shows. The first show was held in a model home in the newly developed Woodfield Hunt Club division in Boca Raton. We all had things (mostly Christmas ornaments) for sale in the show.  Within a couple of years that group of thirteen ladies had grown and totally assumed the running of the craft show. As it happened, I was the first chairman of our own show and by then we had moved the show to Patch Reef Park in Boca Raton.

 

 

Somewhere along the way I took a painting class and was totally hooked on painting. I have had a wonderful time learning and then sharing what I learned by teaching classes.  I made it a point that as each of my two grandchildren turn three years old, I would start teaching them to paint with me. This is a part of what S.H.S. is about…we want to enhance our various fields of crafts and our enthusiasm to be creative with others.

 

 

S.H.S. has grown to five chapters in the Broward and Palm Beach County areas.  Each of our chapters produces at least one large craft show annually; some have more than one show a year.  Chapter members, as well as outside artists are juried into the shows.  We are intent on presenting high quality crafted items.  Each chapter, through the shows, creates the opportunity for us to sell our crafts.  We, also enjoy social times and learning experiences at our meetings and at an annual retreat.

 

 

Witch doll and owl pot holders made by Judy Jensen; Ghosts on small gourds, designed and painted by Pam Warren

 

 

 

TRR:  Can you tell us some stories from the early days with SHS?

Pam:

 

At the  first show SHS put on, so many of the ornaments sold that member Maureen Hitch and I sat on the floor in the inventory room  making more ornaments as quickly as we could in order to keep up with the demand!

 

Delray’s Pineapple Grove, the Delray chapter, took road trips during which members would work on crafts together. About 20-25 women went on one of our early trips to a hotel in Daytona Beach. The hotel welcomed the crafters and set up tables in the lobby for them. All of the SHS members plugged in their glue guns and began to work on projects. Apparently we over-taxed the electrical system in the hotel and all of the lights went out….but the hotel took this in stride and asked us  to stagger our use of the glue guns.

 

 

 

TRR:  Do you keep up with current style trends to keep your craft items relevant to today’s home décor?

Pam:

 

Yes! As styles change, the Southern Handcraft Society keeps up with the popularity of interior and collectable trends.

 

Paintings of lighthouses and an orchid on wine bottles painted by Pam Warren

 

 

 

 

Caren: What is trending now? 

Pam:

Items that are utilitarian. No dust collectors. People don’t want to just purchase items to decorate their home. They are looking for unique utilitarian items such as piggy banks, decorative plates…items that are practical and unique. I enjoy taking classes from other crafters to discover new creative ideas. The fun of it is hunting for new surfaces to convert to “something else.”

 

 

Many people can’t get to the beach, but like to bring the “beachy” feeling into their home. SHS keeps track of color trends. The paint company, Deco-Art Americana, offers one and two minute demonstrations of the newest trending colors being used.  

 

 

*Laura K taught a certain technique of quilting, but earned her name “glue gun” while showing how to put together ornaments. A touch of glue here, a touch of glue there and voila, the perfect ornament. She took great joy in spreading her love of crafts and hoped to share it with everyone.

 

Unfortunately, crafts “manufactured” in China are making inroads into the handcrafter work so the group makes an effort to stay one step ahead.

 

 

 

 

Nautical Santa with tree and shells created by Pam Warren

 

 

 

 

 

Caren: What sort of craft items are you currently working on?

Pam:

I pretty much paint on anything that doesn’t move – wood, metal, glass and fabric. I have tried to paint on plastic, but am not happy with the current paints and how they bond to the plastic surfaces. There is such a broad spectrum of plastic compositions and not all paints work with all plastics. I’m working on items for holiday craft shows. I’m not sure how many people realize that Christmas preparation begins in April for items that sell in October and November!

 

 

Currently, I enjoy painting cigar boxes, lighthouses on wine bottles, fan blades that are painted like giraffes. I have also had a great response to decorative table-top containers that I make by painting small discarded drawers and adding feet.

 

I’ve had a great response to my painted wooden bowls. I like to add a few tiny bugs painted on the inside.  Flamingoes, nautical and beach themed items are all popular. Pam painted a 24” high Santa dressed in a rain slicker with a lobster coming out of a pocket, red crab on shoulder, holding a small X-mas tree decorated with seashells.

 

 

 

 

  Two snowmen on candlesticks crated by Judy Jensen and a Santa painted by Pam Warren

 

 

For more information about SHS activities and membership contact:

 

 

Pam Warren: pjrawarren@msn.com

 

 

 

For more information about Caren Hackman:

 

 

Caren Hackman is a graphic designer and fine artist living in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. and author of a book about Graphic Design and Good Business practice: http://www.carenhackman.com/book/.

Be sure to check out Caren’s wonderful artwork – Caren is a talented artist in her own right! She is a founding member of the Artists of Palm Beach County.

www.carenhackman.com

 yogapainter.com

 

 

 

 

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New Clay Pottery And Sculpture Classes For Adults With Walter O’Neill Begin Thursday, June 13 At Northeast High School In Oakland Park, FL.

Walter O’Neill is teaching Clay: Pottery and Sculpting classes for adults at Northeast High School in Oakland Park, FL. Beginners and intermediate students are welcome. Register now for classes which start on Thursday, June 13. Experimenting with clay is a wonderful way to spend the summer and re-energize your creativity!  Walter started claying three years ago and it is now his primary studio activity.  You can see Walter’s ceramic sculptures in the juried group exhibit, “Textured” at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the upcoming classes and some sneak peeks of Walter’s and his student’s creations.

 

 

 

 

 

Ceramic Mugs created by Walter O’Neill’s students

 

 

 

ADULT     POTTERY / CLAY     CLASSES

WITH  

WALTER O’NEILL

 

 

BEGIN  THURSDAY,  JUNE 13

 

 

REGISTER NOW

 

 

June 13 to August 18

Thursdays, 6pm to 9pm

8 sessions: $97

 

 

Northeast High School

700 Northeast 56th Street   Oakland Park , FL 33334

Visit the website or call the office: 754.322.1650

www.browardschools.com

 

 

 

          Ceramic Creations from Walter O’Neill’s Students

 

 

Clay:  Pottery and Sculpting Class

 

 

Have fun learning the basic techniques of making pottery or sculpture using clay. Projects include learning slab, coil, and other hand-building techniques and complete using a variety of finishing techniques. Small, relaxed, friendly class.

Intermediate students are also welcome and get advice while working on personal projects.

 

 

Note: Class uses only low-fire clay purchased in class. This is hand-building class only. Please bring basic pottery tool kit to first class, this can be purchased a local art stores or on line.

 

 

For more information about these classes:

Visit the website or call the office: 754.322.1650

www.browardschools.com

 

 

 

 

 

“Out of the Sea” by Walter O’Neill

 

 

“TEXTURED”

 

 

 

Opening reception: Thursday, June 13   6 – 8 pm

On view through June 28.

 

At:

 

Walter tells The Rickie Report, “I started working in ceramics three years ago. This year I have focused on more create aspects of ceramics and spending more time on ceramics.  There are many parallels between fresco and ceramics, the working process as well as use of natural earth as fundamental materials”.    

Walter’s ceramics are on exhibit at ArtServe, from June 13 through June 28 as part of a juried group exhibition, “Textured”. The artists in the exhibit are selected graduates of the Artists’ as Entrepreneur program of the Broward County Cultural Division.

 

 

For more information:

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

South East Florida Polymer Clay Guild Invites You To A Free Workshop On June 30! Find Out Why So Many People Love Claying Around!

The South East Florida Polymer Clay Guild (SEFPCG) has been in existence since 2006.  The members, with various backgrounds, promote polymer clay as an art form by sharing their individual knowledge and ideas of polymer clay with others.  You are invited to a free “Newbie Workshop” on SundayJune 30. Members will share their expertise to educate those who might be interested in working with polymer clay but know little about it. The Rickie Report shares the details about the free workshop, SEFPCG, and shares some photos of previous projects by members.  

 

 

 

 

SOUTH    EAST    FLORIDA    POLYMER    CLAY    GUILD

 INVITES  YOU:  

“NEWBIE  WORKSHOP”

SUNDAY, JUNE 30

 

 

10 am – 3 pm

 

 

Kings Point Art Room**

7000 W Atlantic Ave.    Delray Beach Florida

 

 

NO    EXPERIENCE    REQUIRED!

FREE    OF   CHARGE

 

 

PLEASE    RSVP    By June 25  

SO    WE    HAVE    ENOUGH    MATERIALS

 

 

RUBY JACOBS: 561-732-3744   or email:  rubyforu2@gmail.com

 

 

 

Polymer Clay Pendants with alcohol inks by Tristina Dietz-Elmes

 

 

We will teach you basic Polymer Clay skills including conditioning clay, skinner blends and & other techniques using polymer clay.

 

 

All materials will be provide by guild.

Just bring a container to bring your project home.

 

 

 

Each month, SEPFCG offers a forum for guild members to share their experiences with each other during a Monday night demo meeting; a Wednesday evening mini workshop; and a full day Sunday workshop for our members. Two or three times a year, our guild engages professional polymer clay artists from all over the world to teach at each one of our Sunday workshops.  Most recently, we had the privilege of hosting polymer artists Anna Shaw, Christi Friesen and Suzanne Ivester.  Each came to our guild and taught at a thrilling, educational Sunday workshop.  Our Membership dues are $36 a year, and you may attend one workshop for free before joining. SEFPCG is focused on bringing the art of polymer clay to new people.

 

 

Polymer clay beads with different cane work, by Liz Heller

 

We are fortunate that our Guild meets three times each month:

  • 3rd Monday of every month
    • 7PM to 9PM – General meeting & demo 
    • at Kings Point Art Room (7000 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach FL)
  • 2nd Wednesday of every month
    • 6PM to 9PM – Free Workshop for all skill levels
    • at the Weisman Community Center (7091 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL)
  • Last Sunday of every month
    • 10AM to 3PM – Member Workshop
    • at Kings Point Art Room (7000 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach FL)

 

 

 

 

Polymer Clay Fish by Ruby Jacobs

 

 

DIRECTIONS    TO    EVENT:

**Must have photo ID to enter gate to Kings Point 

(At the gate, state that you are coming for the Polymer Clay Guild Meeting in the Art Room)

RSVP BY JUNE 25, 2019

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 12 “NEWBIES”

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

RUBY JACOBS: 561-732-3744   or email:  rubyforu2@gmail.com

Kings Point, Delray Beach Club House Art Room 7000 West Atlantic Ave   Delray Beach, FL 33446    561-499-0464

Manned Main Entrance Gate 561-499-7751 Club House  http://kingspointdelray.com/ (website home page)

(Sorry, Kings Point does not allow children in the Club House.)

Driving Directions:

• From Rte 95:

  1. Take Rte 95 to the W ATLANTIC AVE EXIT (Rte 806) in Delray Beach.
  2. Go WEST 5 miles (toward the FL Turnpike).
  3. Continue WEST until you cross Jog/Power Line Rd.
  4. Go to next lights and turn LEFT into the main manned security gate of Kings Point, Delray Beach.
  5. Tell guard you are going to the Polymer Clay workshop in the Art Room and that you are to park in the East EndCafé Parking Lot.
  6. Go straight and then right to the Club House and park free in the parking lot on the right and enter through thecourt yard.
  7. Because you are not a Kings Point member, you may be asked to leave your auto license or an ID at the guard desk and to pick it up when you leave.
  8. From the guard desk, turn right to the entrance to the Art Room, second room on your right.

• From FL Turnpike:

  1. Get off at the W ATLANTIC AVE (Rte 806) EXIT in Delray Beach and go EAST.
  2. Go about 2 miles EAST past Oriole Plaza on your left.
  3. Cross Cumberland Drive and turn right at the next lights into theKings Point Delray Beach AdultCondominium Main Security Gate on your RIGHT. (If you reach the Jog Rd lights you have gone too far by 1⁄2mile so make a U turn and go back to next lights and turn left into gate).
  4. Tell guard you are going to the Polymer Clay workshop in the Art Room and will park in the East End CaféParking Lot.
  5. Go straight and then right to the Club House and park free in the parking lot on the right and enter through thecourt yard.
  6. Because you are not a Kings Point member, you may be asked to leave your car license or an ID at the guard desk and pick it up when you leave.
  7. From the guard desk, turn right to the entrance to the Art Room, second room on your right.

Entry to Kings Point Community and Club House Directions: To gain entrance to the main club house;

To Enter at the back Club House Guard Desk. A member, who is a Kings Point Resident, will be available to bring non-residents into the Art Room.

 

    For more information about The SEFPCG:

 

RUBY JACOBS: 561-732-3744   or email:  rubyforu2@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Blanche Ely House And Bailey Contemporary Arts Offer Workshops Throughout June, July , August. Pompano Beach Cultural Arts Scene Is Hot This Summer!

The Pompano Beach Cultural Division will make sure we have many creative outlets! Their wide array of workshops in June, July, and August will help beginners through advanced students create their own project.  Learn to make a fabric covered mini-journal, how to paint with acrylics, design a one-of-a-kind fabric tote, or create paper mache bowls. During each workshop, students will learn the steps to creating the project at hand, and when the class is finished, they will have their own unique work of art!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up now at Bailey Contemporary Arts and the Blanche Ely House

 

 

 

POMPANO      BEACH      CULTURAL       DIVISION

 

   P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S:

 

 

L E T ‘S       G E T       C R E A T I V E !  

 

JUNE,    JULY,   AUGUST   SCHEDULE:

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

The Blanche Ely House

 

 

 

(Photo courtesy of lafamialdebroward.com)

1600 NW 6th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

Fabric Covered Mini-Journal – Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

Saturday, June 8, 2019

11 am-3 pm    Registration: $70/student

 

Fabric covered journals by Andrea Huffman

 

Fabric covered mini-journal is a workshop taught by BaCA’s Artist in Residence, Andrea Huffman. Embark on a journal–real or imagined with your own extraordinary fabric covered journal. A small, personal stamp will be designed, carved and then printed on fabric for the book cover. Pages will be created using a variety of design techniques, including stenciling, stamping, and painting. A selection of threads and other embellishments can be used to make each journal truly unique. Along with the journal, participants will also leave with their hand-carved stamp to use on future projects.

 

 

 

Fiber artist Andrea Huffman received a Master’s degree in Art Education from Florida International University and taught art in Broward Public Schools for over 30 years. She has exhibited her art throughout Florida and nationally, receiving numerous awards and recognitions, including several grants and a Residency at the prestigious Hermitage Artist Retreat in Englewood, Florida. Although Ms. Huffman has retired from teaching in the public school system, she continues to share her passion for art teaching classes and workshops in fiber art and mixed media at various art venues and guilds throughout Florida.

 

 Acrylic Painting Techniques –  Bailey Contemporary Arts

Saturday, June 15, 2019

11 am to 3 pm   Registration: $40, all supplies included

 

 

Enjoy a workshop of acrylic painting taught by Kimberly Maxwell and learn how to freely convey emotions with use of color, texture of surface, and personal interpretations to different emotions; excitement, joy, frustration, fear, and many others. Learn new acrylic painting techniques, meet creative people, and have an engaging afternoon making art in a beautiful space.  Kimberley Maxwell was born in Canada and resides in South Florida. She earned her MFA at Florida Atlantic University and was awarded the 2004 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artist Fellowship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Workshops  –  The Blanche Ely House

Saturday, June 15, 2019

11 am – 1 pm    $5 includes supplies

 

 

 

Explore your artistic side and build new friendships! Every month, our instructors will introduce guests to an exciting art form providing both introductory and intermediate techniques that will enhance your skills. Learn how exciting becoming a creative can be!

 

It’s in the bag! |Bailey Contemporary Arts

Saturday, June 29, 2019

11 am-3 pm  Registration: $50, all supplies included

 

 

 

One of a Kind Tote bags by Andrea Huffman

 

 

 

Make a fashion statement at the farmers market or beach with your own original fabric tote bag.  This even is taught by Artist in Residence, Andrea Huffman. Each participant will design a large canvas zipper tote bag using various fabric paints, photo transfers, stamps and stencils. A hand carved stamp will be created to print on the bag, that can also be used for future projects. A variety of techniques will offer a wide range of options to create a functional work of art!

 

 

 

 Paper Mache Bowls| Bailey Contemporary Arts

 Saturday, July 13, 2019

11 am to 3 pm  Registration: $40, all materials included

 

 

This workshop will show the basics of Paper Mache. Give old magazines, junk mail, old books, and other unwanted papers a new lease on life & turn them into beautiful bowls & pots of different shapes and sizes. Transform simple materials into functional works of art! Instructor: Kimberley Maxwell was born in Canada and resides in South Florida. She earned her MFA at Florida Atlantic University and was awarded the 2004 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artist Fellowship.

 

 

Creative Workshops  –  The Blanche Ely House

Saturday, July 13, 2019

 Saturday, July 20, 2019

 Saturday, August 17, 2019

 

11 am – 1 pm    $5 includes supplies

 

 

Explore your artistic side and build new friendships! Every month, our instructors will introduce guests to an exciting art form providing both introductory and intermediate techniques that will enhance your skills. Learn how exciting becoming a creative can be!

 

 

 

For more information visit, www.pompanobeacharts.org or call 954-545-7800.

Bailey Contemporary Arts is located at 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

The Blanche Ely House is located at 1600 NW 6th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Artist’s Eye Gallery & Boutique Announces A Sizzling Summer Of Exhibits! Public Is Invited To Opening Reception On June 7

At the end of season, The Artist’s Eye Gallery & Boutique doesn’t fizzle, they sizzle!  The public is invited to view their summer shows and attend the next Opening Reception on Friday, June 7. These talented local artists exhibit in oil, acrylic, pastel, inks, watercolors, and mixed media.  Many different artistic styles can be seen in every exhibit.  Shop in the Boutique during regular business hours, join them for the reception where you can meet the artists, and enjoy some light refreshments.  The Artists’ Eye Gallery & Boutique is located in downtown Lake Worth Beach, just steps off Lake Avenue at L Street & Lucerne.  The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds artists, that they are welcome to join this gallery!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALLING ALL ARTISTS 

to show your work in our gallery!

 

 

 

We are proud to offer an unprecedented equal opportunity for all artists!

We are unique in the fact that we accept the work of ALL of our member artists, from emerging to professional, to show, sell and compete for awards in our Artist’s Eye Gallery and Boutique in downtown Lake Worth.

 

 

Our gallery is owned and operated by the Lake Worth Art League, the oldest non-profit art organization in Palm Beach County, founded in 1941. The league is comprised of very talented artists from all disciplines. More good news… it is very inexpensive to join and show. First, become a member for just $75. per year. You then have the opportunity to show up to 5 pieces of work in each one of our 8 judged “season” shows. Each show is judged by a qualified judge that is not affiliated with the league. The league offers cash prizes and ribbons for first, second, third, and honorable mention award winners during season.

 

We also have a “Peoples Choice” award where the public is the judge! Low entry fee for shows. Summer exhibitions continue with reduced prices for entry. The league retains 20% of all sales, which along with membership, entry fees and our volunteers, helps keep the gallery open and your work visible to the public. A reception with light refreshment is held for each show. All shows are advertised. Membership offers meetings, discounted classes, social events and the opportunity to sell your work in our Boutique. Please see our website for more information, lwartleague.org.

 

 

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

Meet the Artists Reception 1st Friday of each month  6-8 pm

Bringing art to the community from the community, since 1941

 

 

 

 

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.com561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Boca Museum Artists Guild Invites You To Free Exhibit, Showcasing South Florida’s Finest Painters, Sculptors, Photographers, And Jewelry Artists. Opening Reception June 7

The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art invites the public to visit their new gallery on Friday, June 7 and meet the artists!  The Guild represents some of South Florida’s finest painters, sculptors, photographers, and jewelry artists!  Browse the carefully juried and curated exhibits and find the perfect artwork for your home or office!  The Rickie Report shares the details here, including more about joining the Guild. New location:  The Guild’s Gallery has moved from Delray Beach to Boca Raton! New Members are always welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

2910 N. Federal Hwy   Boca Raton, FL 33431  (In Elegance Plaza)

bocamuseum.org       guild@bocamuseum.org

Gallery Hours:  TUE – SAT: 10AM – 6PM      SUN: 1 – 5PM

561.278.7877

 

 

 

ARTISTS   GUILD   GALLERY   OPENING   RECEPTION

 

 

FRIDAY,   June 7

 

 

 6:00 – 8:00  PM

 

 

Show runs from June 2nd to July 13th

 

Free admission & Parking      

Open to the Public

 

 

2910 N. Federal Hwy   Boca Raton, FL 33431  

(In Elegance Plaza)

 

 

 

 

 

The Artists Guild is an auxiliary of the Boca Raton Museum of Art and was established in its current form in 1984 by the Board of Trustees of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. The Guild comprises hundreds of members, many of whom exhibit at the Artists Guild Gallery on Federal Highway in Boca Raton, FL.

 

 

Steve Nash tells The Rickie Report, “We very much encourage your participation in the Artists Guild. Our organization is vibrant and growing because of the interest and excitement of our members. It is not necessary to participate in the Artists Guild Gallery in Boca Raton to be an active member of our Guild. We have many exciting exhibition venues beyond the Artists Guild Gallery in Boca Raton”.

 

 

Become active and get the most out of your experience with The Artists Guild!  There are three levels of participation with the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild: Associate, Signature, and Participating Signature members.  

 

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT:

  • Support the Boca Raton Museum of Art (BRMA).
  • Provide an association of artists in all media to interchange ideas, support and educate members and provide quality venues for the exhibition of their original fine art.
  • Treat members and customers with respect and dignity.
  • To contribute to the cultural climate of South Florida.
  • Grow our organization.

Gallery view

 

ARTISTS GUILD HISTORY:

 

In 1950, Boca Raton had a population of less than 1000, with the library acting as the cultural center of the community. Community members began an “Open House,” to exhibit their individual arts and crafts accomplishments. In 1951, the Art Guild of Boca Raton was organized and later incorporated on December 12, 1954.  In 1960, five adjacent lots were purchased on West Palmetto Park Road. Construction began in 1962 and, in the fall of that year, 12 years from it’s founding, the Art Guild dedicated its first home.

 

Because of a pressing need for studio space, due to the growth of its classes, a building committee was created in 1968. On March 29, 1969, the Studio Building was dedicated. Since 1969, the growth of the Art Guild has taken many different directions. The Exhibiting Artists Guild, known as the P.A.G. or Professional Artists Guild, was formed.

 

Artists of the “Guild,” held critiques, presented demonstrations by well-known artists and were invited to exhibit their works in several hotels, corporations and clubs. In 1975, the Center changed its name to Boca Raton Center for the Arts, and 10 years later, the Boca Raton Museum of Art. In a relatively short period of time, the enthusiastic support of a group of community artists led to the foundation of the BRMCA!

 

In 1997, the name was changed to Boca Museum Artist Guild. Membership was opened to the community. Guild membership was divided into two categories: Associate and Exhibiting. Guild activities have significantly contributed to positive public relations for the Museum. The Guild has participated in Boca Festival Days for 16 years; exhibited with Northern Trust Bank at their request; and provided artwork for Boca Raton Community Center, City Hall and Patch Reef Park. For two years, the Guild provided the Art Department of Pine Crest School with exhibits for teaching tools and with member lecturers. For the past three years, the Guild has participated in a joint exhibition project with the students of Boca Raton High School. Several Guild members serve as teachers at the Museum’s Art School. Additionally, Guild artists support the Museum’s Annual Auction with donated artwork and volunteers.

 

In 2000, The Artist Guild moved its exhibition center from Royal Palm Plaza to the Shops at Boca Center. Known as the Images Gallery, it offered Signature Members a first class exhibition space in a popular, commercial center. It proved to be a very positive public relations effort for both the Guild and the BRMCA. Professional artists were drawn to the center, as there was no comparable exhibition space for local artists in the tri-county area.

 

Membership in The Artists Guild doubled between 2000 and 2004. We currently have several hundred members, both artists and lovers of the arts. Increasing art sales produced real year-end contributions from The Artists Guild to the Boca Raton Museum of Art.  The Artists Guild moved to Mizner Park in Boca Raton in April 2005. Between April 2005 and September 2008, the Images Gallery was in three different Mizner Park locations. The Guild lost its space in Mizner Park and The Images Gallery closed at the end of September, 2008.  In October 2008, the Guild secured a new location for its gallery, this time on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. This new gallery, now known as The Artists Guild Gallery, reopened in November, 2008, with participation of over 100 Signature Members of The Artists Guild.

 

In September 2017, the Guild moved back to Boca Raton in a new larger space on Federal Hwy. This new gallery, known as The Artists Guild Gallery, is over 3,000 square feet. It reopened in October, 2017, with participation of over 100 Signature Members.

 

 

For detailed information about this event, future exhibits, and membership, please visit:

 

bocamuseum.org

bocamuseum.org/artistsguild

For more information:

Steve Nash:  spnash@aol.com

 

 

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St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Announces Arts And Cultural Community Networking Mixer On May 29. Learn More About This Newly Designated Local Arts Agency

The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is bringing together the arts and cultural community at a networking mixer and celebration on Wednesday, May 29. Artists, musicians, creative professionals, and business, nonprofit and civic leaders are all invited to mix, mingle, and network. St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is celebrating its recent recognition as St. Lucie County’s designated local arts agency.  Walk away with new connections and inspiration! The Rickie Report shares the details about this and other ways to connect to SLCA!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 INVITES  YOU:

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 29

5:30 -7:30 pm

Sunrise Theater

117 S 2nd St.    Fort Pierce, FL 34950

 

 

Cost to attend: FREE for St. Lucie Cultural Alliance members and a guest*, $10 for non-members.

If you decide to join St. Lucie Cultural Alliance at or after the event, we will credit your ticket cost toward your new membership.

Questions? Contact Holly Theuns at (772) 462-2783, holly.theuns@artstlucie.org. 

*Call or e-mail us for details about our guest policy.

 

 

 

 

Lisa Fitz-Coy, Communications Manager, tells The Rickie Report, “St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is a young organization, so we’re really trying to build awareness among artists (and galleries and arts organizations as well), about membership and our resources. Artists, musicians, creative professionals, and business, nonprofit and civic leaders are all invited to mix, mingle, and network. St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is celebrating its recent recognition as St. Lucie County’s designated local arts agency.”

 

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For more information:

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance

2300 Virginia Ave  Fort Pierce, FL 34982-5632

 

Resources:

 www.ArtStLucie.org

 https://www.facebook.com/StLucieCulturalAlliance/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Friends Of The Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens Announce 1st Annual Juried Art Show. Applications Open Now For January 4 & 5, 2020

Join the Friends of the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens for their first annual Art Show in The Gardens on Saturday, January 4 and Sunday, January 5, 2020. The show will feature artists representing 2D, 3D, Jewelry and Fine Crafts from the Treasure Coast and beyond. Applications are due by November 1, 2019.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this Call to Artists. What a fabulous setting to see your creative artwork!!  Please note: Non-Profit Art Societies and/or Informational Resource Tables will be available at this event for a low fee. What a fabulous way to network with the community!!

 

 

 

 

2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd.     Port St. Lucie, FL    34952
772.337.1959       

Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10 am to 4 pm  •  Sunday Noon to 4

 

Friends   of   the   Port   St.  Lucie   Botanical   Gardens,   Inc.  

 

 

PRESENTS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st    Annual    Art    Show    in    The    Gardens

Saturday, January 4, 2020

&

Sunday, January 5, 2020

9 – 4  Each Day 

 

 

Artists Call For:

2D, 3D, Jewelry and Fine Crafts

Applications are due by November 1, 2019  

 

 

 

 

Please note the Jury Fee for all submissions is $25 and is non-refundable. 

The Jury Fee will be applied to your show/booth fee if your are approved.

If you have any questions or issues, please contact Mark Barnes at art@pslbg.org.

You may also download and print the Artist Application, including the Complete Guidelines and Exhibitor Rules & Regulations by clicking HERE ​(it is also listed below).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this event:

If you have any questions or issues, please contact Mark Barnes at art@pslbg.org.

 

 

www.PSLBG.org/artapp

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Artists & Charities Hand In Hand Opens National/International Call For Fine Art Event On November 2 & 3 To Benefit Armory Art Center, Dreyfoos School Of The Arts, Peggy Adams Rescue League

Artists and Charities Hand in Hand has opened a National/International Call for 2D, 3D, and  jewelry artists for their upcoming event at the Palm Beach County Convention Center on November 2 and 3, 2019. The participating charities are: Armory Art Center, Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation, and Peggy Adams Rescue League.  This is a unique opportunity to be part of a win-win-win situation!  The artists benefit from sales, the charities benefit from sales and exposure to a new audience, and the art patrons benefit, knowing their purchase promotes local artists and local charities.  The Booth fee for this event includes Pro Panel wall set up!  We urge artists to apply now, before the show is filled!  The Rickie Report shares the details for this premiere event – art patrons, mark your calendars NOW Well-known community leaders and artists will be participating and promoting this event, lending their marketing support and huge following, including a nationally known artist who has over 2 million followers.

 

 

 

 

 

CALL    FOR    ARTISTS:

 

2 D

3 D

 Jewelry

Fiber Art

 

 

 

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Sunday, November 3, 2019

    11 am – 5 pm

 

Benefits:

Armory Art Center

Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation

Peggy Adams Rescue League

 

 

 

 

 

Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Blvd.   West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Twenty percent (20%) of all art sales will be donated to the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, the Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation, and the Armory Art Center, divided equally. 

Eighty percent (80%) of sales are retained by the artists.

The Convention Center offers an indoor, air-conditioned, professional venue and plenty of accessible parking.  We offer 100 booths for artists working in any fine art category to show and sell their art in Pro Panel walled booths. The booth walls will be provided to the invited artists.

 

 

 

Show producer, Ingrid Robinson tells The Rickie Report, “Professional marketing will be provided by The Buzz Agency, a premier PR firm in Florida, as well as by the three designated charities/nonprofits. Well-known community leaders and artists will participate, lending their marketing support and huge following, including a nationally known artist who has over 2 million followers. The goal of Artists and Charities Hand In Hand is to bring community, community leaders, artists and non-profit organizations together in a peaceful, fun way by joining united forces to help stem with gentleness, love and kindness thru non-verbal communication, the divisiveness that is going on in the world at this moment.  What better way to do that than through art which speaks to everyone in a universal language that can be understood by everyone”?  

 

This mission statement offers a platform for diverse art forms and the public to interact in a positive experience!  

We urge artists to apply!!

 

 

Artists And Charities Hand In Hand Prospectus:

 

 

 

 

Application and Exhibition Fees:

Application Fee: $45 (non-refundable)

Exhibition Fee for Invited Artists: $1000-$2000 (includes a 10’ by 10’ exhibition booth with 7’ high Pro Panel walls.). Fee depends upon booth location. First come first served. Double booths may be available on a limited basis and must be arranged through the event organizer.

Table with tablecloth (optional): $25

Important Dates and Deadlines:

June 15, 2019: Application deadline and deadline for payment of non-refundable application fee.

July 10, 2019: Artist Notifications Released

July 30, 2019: Show booth fees payment deadline

August 15, 2019: Refund of Booth fee deadline

July 11, 2019 thru November 1, 2019: Wait list artists offered an opportunity to participate as spaces are released.

November 2 – 3, 2019: Show dates

Set Up Artwork: 6 AM to 11 AM Saturday November 2, 2019.

Show Hours: Saturday and Sunday: November 2-3, 2019: 11 AM to 5 PM.

Show Breakdown: 5PM Sunday, November 3, 2019

 

 

 

Mission Statements of the charities/nonprofits supported by this event:

 

 

Armory Center of the Arts:

Is a not-for-profit community based visual arts education and exhibition center providing opportunities for individual growth, self-expression, increased awareness and appreciation of the arts through participation in studio art classes, exhibitions, lectures and other educational programs.www.armoryart.org

 

Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation:

A 501 (c) (3) organization, is to enhance the arts and academic programs at the internationally recognized Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Funds raised by the Foundation provide for curriculum enhancements that cannot be funded through the School District. www.awdsoa.org

 

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League:

Is to provide shelter to lost, homeless and unwanted animals, to provide spay and neuter and other medical services for companion animals and to care for, protect and find quality homes for homeless and neglected companion animals, to advocate animal welfare, community involvement and education to further the bond between people and animals.www.peggyadams.org

 

 

Show Eligibility

  • All artwork submitted in this application must be designed and created by the applying artist and must be for sale.
  • An artist may enter as 2D, 3D and/or Jewelry, but must provide images of all and indicate which category to which each image belongs.
  • No commercial casts/molds, production studio work or factory produced art is permitted.
  • Photography/Digital Art: Only original images taken by the applying photographer are permitted. Only one size of an image may be hung in the booth. All photographs and Digital artworks must be limited editions and clearly signed and numbered.
  • If two artists collaborate to create one original piece, they will be considered one exhibitor and will be permitted to exhibit in one booth. The collaboration must be indicated on the application and both artists must sign each piece displayed and sold.
  • Artist must submit images which represent a body of work. We are not accepting specific pieces, but evaluating the overall caliber and originality of the body of work presented. Artists are free to select the individual pieces to show at the event as long as the art shown is consistent with the art submitted in the original application.
  • If an artist wishes to bring one bin rack, he/she may show and sell limited edition reproductions and/or giclees as long as each piece is clearly marked and numbered as a reproduction.

 

Show Policies

  • Acceptance is non-transferable.
  • The venue for this show is the 55,000 square foot Exhibit Hall B of The Palm Beach County Convention Center.
  • Only one artist, or one collaborative team, per 10’ by 10’ booth.
  • Booth fees will range from $1000 to $2000 depending upon booth location. Booth location and price map will be provided upon Artist invitation to participate.
  • No drug use or smoking is permitted anywhere within the Convention Center.
  • Accepted artists must be present during all festival hours. No agents, representatives, family members or friends are permitted to substitute for the accepted artists’ attendance unless prior written request has been received and granted.
  • If an artist, without permission, closes his/her booth prior to the end of the show hours, the artist will not be permitted to return nor accepted for future shows.
  • No discount or sales signs are permitted.
  • Each artist is responsible for paying 20% of all sales to the event charity
  • Each artist is responsible for collecting and remitting local sales tax to the Florida Department of Revenue as required by law.
  • The Pro Panel walled booths are provided and set up by The Tent Guys: www.artisttents.com Walls are 7’ high.
  • Only the interior walls of the display booth may be used to display art.In other words, each 2D artist will have 30 linear feet of Pro Panel walls to display their art. Sculptors must display their art within the 10’ by 10’ booth floor space.
  • Artists may NOT bring their own display walls, but will need to supply their own hangers.
  • Pedestals for sculpture may be rented at an additional cost through The Tent Guys. Arrangements for rental pedestals must be made by the individual sculptor.
  • Double booths may be available. Individual requests will be handled by the Event Coordinators as space permits.
  • Food will be available for purchase at the Convention Center Concessions.
  • Chairs will be provided.
  • Table with cloths available for an additional $25 fee.
  • For artists wishing to bring additional lighting, electrical access will be available for an extra fee. Details will be provided with invitation letter.

Exhibition Space:

The show booths will be set up in advance in Exhibition Hall B of The Palm Beach County Convention Center. Spaces are 10’ by 10’, with 7’ high Pro Panel walls. Artists may bring their own table, cloth and two chairs or may request these be provided for an additional $25 fee. Only one artist per booth, or one approved collaborative team of two artists. Artists are responsible for keeping their own area clean and orderly.

Artists and Charities reserves the right to inspect all displays for compliance with Show Policies and reserves the right to remove art which does not comply.

Application Process:

Applications will be processed online through Juried Art Services (JAS) at www.juriedartservices.com. Juried Art Services is free to participating artists and includes a detailed introductory tutorial. On line application payments are processed directly by JAS.The $45 show application fee is non-refundable. Applications will not be processed nor forwarded to the curatorial committee unless your application fee is paid in full. Once you have been invited to participate in the show, you will receive instructions for payment of the Booth Fee and will have an opportunity to indicate a single or double booth preference. Applications are due by no later than June 15, 2019.

Curatorial Review:

The Curatorial Committee will review the images submitted as a Body of Work. The art will be evaluated for creativity, caliber (technique, skill, difficulty, mastery of materials), design and originality. Once invited, the artist must show art which is consistent with the body of work submitted with the application, but is not required to show the exact pieces submitted.

Notification:

Once the curatorial review is completed, all artists will receive an email from JAS directing each artist to log into their online JAS account to check the status of their application.You must keep your email address information up to date in order to receive this notification.Notifications will be emailed on July 10, 2019. Each artist’s JAS account will indicate their application status:

Invited: Green checkmark

Waitlist: Yellow exclamation mark

Declined: Red “X”

Artists on the waitlist will receive invitations as spaces become available.

Booth Fee Payment:

The Booth Fee is $1000-$2000 for a 10’ by 10’ space (includes Pro Panel wall set up). Fee depends upon booth location. A map will be available to invited artists who must pay this fee directly to Artists and Charities. Instructions for this payment will be sent to each invited artist and must be received by Artists and Charities by July 30, 2019. Full refund of this fee is available until August 15, 2019. Refunds may be available after this date if the Event is able to re-sell the booth. If the booth can be resold, late cancellations will be subject to a late notice processing fee of $100. Application fees are non-refundable. Artist must supply own hangers.

Categories – All Artists must designate a category on their application:

  • 2D – Original two dimensional fine art including acrylics, chalk, charcoal, graphite, ink, oils, pastels, water colors, and mixed media, etc. All work must be framed and/or presented in a professional, finished format. Fine Art, not craft, Fiber art is acceptable.
  • 3D – Original three dimensional art that is Fine Art, not functional art. This would typically be considered free standing sculpture. Artist may bring their own pedestals or optionally rent them from The Tent Guys for an additional fee. Fine glass art and Fine Art Ceramics would be included in this category.
  • Photography – Signed prints created by the artist from his/her own original negative or digital files that were taken by the artist photographer under his/her own volition.
  • Jewelry – Fine Art Jewelry created by the hand of the individual artist.

Artist Agreement

By submitting this application, I hereby certify that these images represent my original artwork and that the art is unique and made by me.For a collaborative team of two artists, we certify that our combined efforts make every art piece submitted for this application and which will be shown in the event of our invitation to participate. I/we also understand and agree to follow all the show rules as outlined in this prospectus, including remitting 20% of any show sales to Hand in Hand to support the event charities/non-profits. I/we also agree to permit images of my/our art to be used for show publicity purposes.

 

Signature  ______________________________          Date   ______________

 

 

 

ARTISTS AND CHARITIES HAND IN HAND: Artists and Charities Hand in Hand brings artists and charities together.

 

ingrid@artistsandcharities.com

 

Questions? Call Ingrid Robinson:  415-419-4292

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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