Arts Foundation For Martin County Seeks Nominations For The mARTies Awards 2021

The Arts Foundation for Martin County invites you to nominate an ARTIST or STUDENT ARTIST in the visual, performing, or literary arts for a mARTies Award!   The mARTies Awards are a signature event of the Arts Foundation for Martin County honoring outstanding artistic, voluntary, and philanthropic achievement in Martin County which inspire a passion for and participation in the arts in our community.  It takes a mix of artists, philanthropists, volunteers, and leaders weaving together to give the community a more vibrant, rich, and colorful texture.  Over 140 award recipients have been honored since 2003! The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks from last year and the information you need to make a nomination.  Deadline  for nominations is November 1, 2020.  SAVE THE DATE: mARTies Celebration takes place March 24, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 mARTies Nominated and Named Award Winners

 

 

Nominees are judged for several qualities, by professional artists and knowledgeable community leaders, to include their participation in the arts and artistic excellence; their civic responsibilities; and their leadership in improving the quality of life in Martin County.  Adult nominees must either be a Martin County resident or do the majority of their artistic work in the Martin County area.  Student nominees must be a Martin County resident and have entered their senior year of high school in August 2020.

 

 

 

2019 mARTies Opening Performance at the Lyric Theater

 

 

 

Nominating is easy and only requires contact information and a 150-word paragraph about your nominee!

Nominations are being accepted through November 1, 2020

 

 

https://www.martinarts.org/arts-foundation/news_events/marties-awards/marties-nomination.html

 

 

The 2019 Named Award Recipients:

Lifetime Achievement in the Arts – Guy Coheleach
Philanthropy in the Arts – Jerome and Phyllis Rappaport
Corporate Leadership in the Arts – PNC Bank for the Arts Alive! program
Excellence in Arts Education – Cindy Kessler
Arts Leadership – Karen L. Barnes
Arts Service – Mary Ann Loomis
Special Recognition – Martin County High School Visual Arts Teachers Amanda Jones and Bryan Johnson and business owner Kim Jones for the Martin County Historical mural at the Prescription Shoppe in downtown Stuart

 

 

 

 Guy Coheleach, Lifetime Achievement in the Arts recipient (left) with  Neil Capozzi

 

 

The Special Recognition Award went to MCHS Visual Arts Team and Kim Jones, owner of thePrescription Shoppe in downtown Stuart. Pictured are MCHS Team member Bryan Johnson; Nancy Turrell, executive director of the Arts Council of MC; MCHS Team member Amanda Jones; Kim Jones and Marney McKee, mARTies 2019 co-chair.

 

2019 mARTies Award Recipients:

 

Adult Literary:  Betty Jo Buro

Adult Performing: Tasha Shirley

Adult Visual: Suzanne Connors

Student Performing Music: Brandon Gunter

Student Performing Theater: Eliza Levy

Student Visual: Isabella Gallese

 

 

Adult VisualArts Award recipient Suzanne Connors and Lisa Renee Ludlum

 

 

Student Visual Award Recipient Isabella Gallese and Marney McKee

 

Opportunities to help us celebrate the mARTies are available for sponsors and volunteers. Please contact the Arts Foundation for Martin County if you are interested in being a part of the event.  And save the date for the mARTies Awards to be held on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

 

 

Contact us at (772) 287-6676 or info@martinarts.org today!

 

 

 

 

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Arts Council Of Martin County Invites You To Its Members Exhibit Via Virtual Gallery, June 19 – July 31

The Arts Council of Martin County shares their Annual Visual Artist Members Exhibit available now through July 31, 2020.  Due to Covid-19 health and safety guidelines, the Court House Cultural Center and its galleries are closed to the public. As such, this exhibit will showcase the talented artist of our community via a virtual gallery.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks and the links to see this uplifting exhibit! You can get up very close to each item in this exhibit and many are for sale!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Arts Council of Martin County 

Presents:

 

 

 

 

Direct Virtual Gallery link: https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/1165218/members-showcase

Or Visit:

 Facebook event page: https://bit.ly/2UUxq6p

 

 

“Fat Minnow” by Robert Moore

 

 

Participating Member Artists:

Leo J. Arbeznik
Kathryn Bell
Lynn Bell
Mallo Bisset
Sally Browning Pearson
Nanette Carton
Judy Coffman
Suzanne Connors
Laura Kay Darvill
Adrienne Davis
James J. DeMartis
Evangelia Deslis
Jann Dobkin Rudd
Sharon Ferina
Thomas Forster
Lois Friel
Dot Galfond
Torenzo Gann
Katie Gianni
Dave Goldstein
Eduardo Gomez Rojas
Maria Gullberg-McCadden
Sharon Mroz Hopek
Rebecca Hose
Carol Hughes
Gisela Hunnicutt
Heather Ivins
Anne Johann
Renee Keil
Carol Kepp
Sue Klahne
Chris Kling
Anita Lamb
Jane Lawton Baldridge
Sophie Ledemé
Angela M. Leggio
Randy Lenna
Sheryl Levine
Barbara Z. Lyons
Debra  Mannhalter
Joseph E. Marmo
Brent McAhren
Maria G Miele
Robert Moore
Amber Moran
Lynn Morgan
Chad Periman
Tom Prestopnik
Mary Lou Pults
Sharon Raab
Patricia Reagan
Ronald Renner
Barbara Schmitz
Patrice Scott
Jordan Silvia
Geoffrey C. Smith
Nancy Smyth Yannetti
Mark Stall
Billie-Jo Thomson
Nadia Utto
Marian Vitale
Lisa P. Young

 

 

 

Questions Contact Jennifer at 772.287.6676 ext 2 or jhearn@martinarts.org

 

About The Arts Council of Martin County:

A private, non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status, The Arts Council of Martin County is supported in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts & Culture, the City of Stuart, Martin County Board of County Commissioners and private contributions. Its activities include:

  •   Cultural assessment and planning services to arts and cultural organizations, individual artists, and the communities the local arts agency represents;

  •   Promotion of arts and cultural events or opportunities;

  •   Collaborations that benefit the community at large and provide greater quality and access to arts and cultural programs and opportunities;

  •   Programs, projects, or initiatives such as arts in education, lifelong learning, art in public places, marketing and community outreach.

www.martinarts.org

 

 

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Arts Council Of Martin County Calls For Visual Art Entries For Annual “Members Showcase”. Deadline Is June 12, 2020

The Annual “Members Showcase” of the Arts Council of Martin County is open for entries of 2D and 3D works of art.  Eligible artists are current, renewing, and new Member artists. While an in-person gallery experience isn’t possible due to Covid19 regulations, this exhibit will be present via an on-line gallery, in fact opening it to more art patrons than ever before. The deadline to apply is June 12.  The Rickie Report shares the details.  The exhibition is available June 19 – July 31, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important dates

  • Exhibit dates: June 19 – July 31, 2020
  • Submission deadline: June 12, 2020 
  • Virtual gallery link and promotional flyer will be sent on or before June 19th to all participating artists and shared on all media channels.

 

Want to exhibit your work? Here’s how!

 

 

  • Artist must be a Current, Renewing, or New member of the Arts Council of Martin County.
  • One (1) artwork per Member Artist
  • 2D and 3D original work in all media completed in the last 36 months and not previously exhibited at the Court House Cultural Center or any other local art exhibit within 50 miles (i.e. The Elliott Museum, Lighthouse Art Center, Backus Museum, etc.).
  • Member artists may choose to use artwork included on their current listing on our Member Artist page or submit a new image for exhibit.
  • Photos of Artwork must be taken in good lighting, cropped to image only, clear and in focus, and minimum 72dpi resolution.

 

Entry Form:

https://www.martinarts.org/programs/cultural_center_gallery/members-showcase-entry-form.html

Conditions

 

  • Artists are encouraged to price their work for sale.  Commission is 25% to the Arts Council and 75% to the artist. Artist can choose to donate all proceeds to the Arts Council’s programs.
  • Sales price does not include shipping or delivery.  This will be handled separately between the artist and buyer.
  • The Arts Council reserves the right to refuse an artwork if the work is improperly framed, wired, misrepresented by the submitted digital image, and/or any other reason.
  • The Arts Council reserves the right to use any accepted image for promotional purposes.

Questions Contact Jennifer at 772.287.6676 ext 2 or jhearn@martinarts.org

 

About The Arts Council of Martin County:

A private, non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status, The Arts Council of Martin County is supported in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts & Culture, the City of Stuart, Martin County Board of County Commissioners and private contributions. Its activities include:

  •   Cultural assessment and planning services to arts and cultural organizations, individual artists, and the communities the local arts agency represents;

  •   Promotion of arts and cultural events or opportunities;

  •   Collaborations that benefit the community at large and provide greater quality and access to arts and cultural programs and opportunities;

  •   Programs, projects, or initiatives such as arts in education, lifelong learning, art in public places, marketing and community outreach.

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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See, Hear, Taste & Celebrate The Arts At ArtsFest 2020 Featuring New Corning Museum Of Glass Mobile Hot Shop, 1st Annual Plein Air Paint Out, Chopped Competition, Urban Art/Mural Competition And More February 8 & 9 In Downtown Stuart

One of the most diverse and creative cultural celebrations in the region will enliven Memorial Park in Downtown Stuart with a vivid spectrum of visual arts, performing arts, culinary arts and live music that uniquely cater to all five senses and all agesArtsFest 2020, presented by The Arts Foundation for Martin County, enters its 33rd year on February 8 and 9, showcasing traditional and contemporary art harmoniously in family- friendly environment while unveiling new bold and daring artistic endeavors. The event was once again named one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society for the fifth year in a row.  There is still time to sign up for the 1st Annual Plein Air Paint Out Competition on Sunday, February 9!  Get your Early Bird Tickets!  Don’t miss the Corning Museum of Glass Mobile Hot ShopStuart Chopped CompetitionOff the Wall Urban Art CompetitionARTivity Zone, Instrument Petting Zoo, Native Wildlife exhibitGames and activitiesFace painting and temporary tattoos, and SO MUCH MORE! The Rickie Report shares the detailed schedule, some peeks from last year and information about buying tickets.  Children 18 and younger are free.  Early bird buy-one-get-one tickets are available through January 31. Each ticket includes one raffle entry to win a Corning Museum of Glass custom piece of art glass!  What Do The Arts Create In Martin County?  Economic Activity: $27,200,000  Full-Time Equivalent Jobs: 752  Household Income To Local Residents: $14,400,000!  

 

 

 

 

 

See, Hear, Taste & Celebrate at ArtsFest 2020

Memorial Park in Downtown Stuart

100 Southeast Ocean Boulevard    Stuart, FL

 

 

 

 

General admission tickets are $10. VIP tickets are $50. Children 18 and under are free.

Early bird, buy-one-get-one-free tickets are available from January 2 – 31 at Seacoast Bank branches.

Every ticket includes one raffle entry to win a Corning Museum of Glass custom piece of glass art.

 

 

 

 

NEW !!!     NEW!!!      NEW !!! 

 

Featuring  NEW  CORNING  MUSEUM  OF  GLASS  MOBILE  HOT  SHOP

 

Photo Credit: Stephen Ironside for The Corning Museum of Glass

 

 

“We’ve set out to create an immersive event that invites attendees to experience the arts—with all its broad expressions and possibilities—in ways not typically considered,” says Nancy Turrell, executive director of The Arts Council of Martin County. “Each year we aim to add something memorable and we’re confident we’ve pulled that off this year. Even still, we chase this goal with a commitment to never stray from the traditional appeals that have made ArtsFest one of the longest-running and most successful art shows in the region.”

 

For the first time ever this year, ArtsFest will feature the Corning Museum of Glass Mobile Hot Shop, a 46-foot-long, 50,000-pound mobile glass art studio that can sculpt 2,300 °F sand into stunning works of art. This live glassmaking experience brings the artistry and education of glassmaking beyond the walls of the Corning Museum of Glass. The Mobile Hot Shop recreates a state-of-the-art studio environment and demonstrates complex hot glassmaking techniques in an immersive, narrating experience with some of the world’s top professional glassmakers, many of whom have been featured on the Netflix original show, “Blown Away”, the first-ever glass blowing competition show that pushes contestants to creative extremes in search of the “Best in Blow”.

 

“The Corning Museum of Glass Mobile Hot Shop delivers a premium experience as guests get an inside look and our impressive mobile station and internal heating chambers to watch how the material of glass unfolds into an art form,” said Eric Meek, senior manager of Corning’s Hot Glass Programs. “We are very excited to be a part of ArtsFest 2020 as this is the only Florida location where our Mobile Hot Shop will travel this season.”

Corning will be performing hot glass demos both days during ArtsFest. All admission tickets include a chance to win a stunning piece of custom glass art made by the Corning glassblowers.

 

 

NEW – 1st  ANNUAL  PLEIN  AIR  PAINT  OUT  COMPETITION

 

 

New to this year’s festival is the Plein Air Paint Out Competition debuting on Sunday, February 9. In this outdoor competition, artists are challenged to paint in the Plein air tradition of painting on site from real life. Plein air painting leaves behind the four walls of a studio and allows artists to experience painting and drawing in the landscape as festivalgoers look on. Artists are allowed to enroll in the competition up until the day of and can click here to apply. Completed works will be available for purchase after the competition closes.

 

Join the fun at ArtsFest 2020 on Sunday, February 9

Check in begins at 8 AM

Painting is from 8:30 AM – Noon

Prizes will be awarded in the afternoon

1st – $300, 2nd – $200 & 3rd $100

Paintings available for sale after judging

(see details on the Arts Foundation for Martin County website or call Neil at Stuart Art Supply 772.220.4500)

Pre-registration allows you to visit the ArtFest on Saturday to either enjoy the festival or scout out the perfect location!

SIGN UP ONLINE

PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT COMPETITORS (at publication time):  Pamela J Ayres, Manon Sander, Liza Karsai, Barbara Z Lyons

*Artists are allowed to apply up until the day of the competition

 

 

 

 

 

YOUR  FAVORITE  ARTSFEST  EXPERIENCES  RETURN:

 

  •   ArtsFest 2020 maintains the tradition of featuring international, national and local artists in the categories of painting, drawing, mixed-media, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, sculpture and jewelry, each selected according to workmanship, originality, and artistic conception in our Artisan Experience.
  •   Back to tickle your culinary senses is the beloved Stuart Chopped Competition – modeled after the Food Network’s hit show- where pitting chefs from local, favorite restaurants engage in a two-day cooking battle royale. The intensity grips onlookers who gather for a whiff – and even a taste – of what these culinary artists cook up. The two-day competition narrows from six chefs to three before crowning a winner.
  •   Back for a second year, the Off the Wall Urban Art Competition brings artists from around the state to compete in a format that mixes graffiti roots with the polished aesthetics of modern murals. The all-day contest unfolding in front of festivalgoers will test who can best transform massive, wall-sized canvases into masterpieces conveying themes of unity, diversity and the spirit of world culture.
  •   The ARTivity Zone ensures that there’s something for everyone in the family to participate in! This area provides a host of creative projects and arts interactivity for kids—in formats both expert-facilitated and freestyle. Face painting, temporary tattoos, a petting zoo, wildlife exhibit and more will keep young art lovers entertained and educated. Families can also gather information from community partners including Martin County Parks & Recreation, Stuart Friends of the Atlantic Classical Orchestra, Students For H20, Treasure Coast Wildlife Center, Treasure Coast Classical Guitar Society, and more! Free for children 12 and under.
  •   Performing arts lovers will delight in music and dance performances taking on two stages- Memorial Stage and Banyan Stage – all weekend with performances that promise to cater to every musical taste. See full schedule of performances below.
  •   Festivalgoers looking for an elegant encounter with the arts can enjoy shaded seating in the VIP Lounge—which includes two drink tickets, catered lunch by Carrabba’s and afternoon snack bar—for $50 per ticket, per day. (Children 3 and older require a ticket.) The posh atmosphere created by Life Beautifier is inspired by Bollywood and packed with several surprise perks (along with the air-conditioned bathrooms).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTSFEST  2020  LIST  OF  ARTISTS,  PERFORMERS,  AND  DETAILED  SCHEDULE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHOPPED   COMPETITION:

 

2 day competition begins Saturday at 11:30AM inside the #CHOPPEDArena narrowing six chefs…

to three for the final showdown on Sunday at 11:30AM~~~

Who will win the cash prize and who will get CHOPPED?!

*Chefs from additional restaurants TBA

The Gafford, Ellie’s Deli, Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House, Lost City Golf Club, Spritz City Bistro

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT   EXPERIENCE:

We’ve teamed up with Snorkel Corn Entertainment again this year with promise to cater to every musical taste all weekend long!

MEMORIAL STAGE: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8

12:35  –  1:45PM  Robbins Music
2 PM-2:30PM Wings to Fly Dance Company
3 PM – 3:30PM Florida Arts and Dance Company
5 – 7 PM JM and The Sweets

 

 

BANYAN STAGE: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8

10:15 -11 AM, Sweet Butter Joe
12:45 – 1:30 PM, Bashaum Stewart Music (Solo)
4 PM- 4:45 PM, Two Dad Doodad

 

MEMORIAL STAGE: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9

12:30 – 1:45PM, Lara Hope’s Gold Hope Duo
2:30 – 3:30PM, Milly Marzipan
4 –  5 PM, The Little Things

 

BANYAN STAGE: SUNDAY, FEB 9

10:15 – 11 AM, Michael Robbins
12:30 – 1:30PM, Xander James
3  –  3:45 PM Bashaum Stewart Music(Trio)

 

 

 

ARTSFEST   #OFFTHEWALL   MURAL   COMPETITION

 

 

ArtsFest #OFFTHEWALL competition returns Saturday in a format that mixes graffiti roots with the polished aesthetics of modern murals. The all-day contest tests who can best transform massive, wall-sized canvases into masterpieces!

2020 Competitors:

Tiffany Beasi, Stefan Bernard, Gregory Dirr, Dan Gorostiaga, Taylor Komara, Louichyz Art,Brent Mcahern, James Muldoon, Sam Nagel Art

 

 

 

ACTIVITIES

 

  •   Bridges Montessori – Henna hands using the scratch foam printmaking process

  •   Martin County Parks & Recreation – Games and activities including hula-hoops, jumprope, etc.

  •   Pattycake Art – Face painting and temporary tattoos

  •   Stuart Friends of the Atlantic Classical Orchestra – instrument petting zoo

  •   Students 4H2O – sustainable development goals paper chains

  •   Treasure Coast Classical Guitar Society – guitar petting zoo

  •   Treasure Coast Wildlife Center – native wildlife exhibit

  •   Women Supporting the Arts

 

 

 

COMMUNITY  +  ARTIVITIY ZONE:

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8

11AM – 6  PM Florida Aerial Dance & Circus Arts

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY  9

11 AM – 5 PM  Florida Aerial Dance & Circus Arts

 

LOCAL  +  EMERGING  ARTIST  TENT

 

Stop by and greet these emerging artists:

Cheryl Rosenzweig, Clodagh Hendy, Susan Darienzo, Catherien Duffield, Robert Johnstone, Pam Panella, Mary Lou Pults, Sunny Walker, Jordan Silvia

HIGH  SCHOOL  ART  BOOTHS

 

Clark Advanced Learning Center, Martin County High School, South Fork High School, The Pine School, Jensen Beach High School

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, visit www.ArtsFestStuart.org.

About The Arts Council of Martin County:

A private, non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status, The Arts Council of Martin County is supported in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts & Culture, the City of Stuart, Martin County Board of County Commissioners and private contributions. Its activities include:

  •   Cultural assessment and planning services to arts and cultural organizations, individual artists, and the communities the local arts agency represents;

  •   Promotion of arts and cultural events or opportunities;

  •   Collaborations that benefit the community at large and provide greater quality and access to arts and cultural programs and opportunities;

  •   Programs, projects, or initiatives such as arts in education, lifelong learning, art in public places, marketing and community outreach.

 

 

 

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

mARTies Awards Recognizes Talented People In Martin County Who Make The Local Arts Scene So Vibrant. Meet The Recipients And Be Assured That The Cultural Arts Are Alive And Well!

This year’s mARTies Awards recognized and congratulated the talented people that make the local Martin County arts scene so vibrant and dynamic.  The mARTies Awards, which is a signature event produced by the Arts Foundation for Martin County to support the Arts Council, Inc., sported a new look this year with the awards ceremony taking place at the historic Lyric Theatre. Event co-chairs Lisa Renee Ludlum and Marney McKee planned an outstanding evening, celebrating student and adult leaders. Some recipients were named in advance of the evening itself and other recipients were announced as the event took place.  The Rickie Report shares the details and photos.  You won’t want to miss it next year! The categories were selected by the founding committee of the mARTies to recognize key elements that make an arts community vibrant and sustainable. The named awards represent a legacy of commitment to things such as arts education, corporate leadership and philanthropy. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CELEBRATES     THE     ARTS     WITH:

 

mARTies 2019 Recipients

 

 

The 2019 Named Award Recipients are:

Lifetime Achievement in the Arts – Guy Coheleach
Philanthropy in the Arts – Jerome and Phyllis Rappaport
Corporate Leadership in the Arts – PNC Bank for the Arts Alive! program
Excellence in Arts Education – Cindy Kessler
Arts Leadership – Karen L. Barnes
Arts Service – Mary Ann Loomis
Special Recognition – Martin County High School Visual Arts Teachers Amanda Jones and Bryan Johnson and business owner Kim Jones for the Martin County Historical mural at the Prescription Shoppe in downtown Stuart

 

 

 

 

 Guy Coheleach, Lifetime Achievement in the Arts recipient (left) with  Neil Capozzi

 

 

 

 

 

The Special Recognition Award went to MCHS Visual Arts Team and Kim Jones, owner of thePrescription Shoppe in downtown Stuart. Pictured are MCHS Team member Bryan Johnson; Nancy Turrell, executive director of the Arts Council of MC; MCHS Team member Amanda Jones; Kim Jones and Marney McKee, mARTies 2019 co-chair.

 

 

 

2019 mARTies Award Recipients:

Adult Literary : Betty Jo Buro

Adult Performing : Tasha Shirley

Adult Visual: Suzanne Connors

Student Performing Music: Brandon Gunter

Student Performing Theatre : Eliza Levy

Student Visual: Isabella Gallese

 

 

Adult VisualArts Award recipient Suzanne Connors and Lisa Renee Ludlum

 

 

 

 

 

Student Visual Award Recipient Isabella Gallese and Marney McKee

 

 

 

Since 2003, the mARTies have been the premier celebration of the arts – performing and visual, and the people who help make them alive in our community. It takes a mix of artists, philanthropists, volunteers and leaders weaving together that gives the community a more vibrant, rich and colorful texture.

Beyond the nominees, the Arts Council and the mARTies committee also has several awards that are announced and named in advance of the ceremony. The categories were selected by the founding committee of the mARTies to recognize key elements that make an arts community vibrant and sustainable. The named awards represent a legacy of commitment to things such as arts education, corporate leadership and philanthropy. Visit our blog (martinarts.blog) to see past recipients of all the awards – a legacy that has grown to over 140 award recipients!

The mARTies are a signature event of the Arts Council of Martin County honoring outstanding artistic, voluntary and philanthropic achievement in Martin County which inspire a passion for and participation in the arts in our community. The event could not be possible without hours of volunteer time from our dedicated committee members and with the financial support of our sponsors.

 

 

Our website: https://www.martinarts.org/arts-foundation/news_events/marties-awards/

 

 

Contact us at (772) 287-6676 or info@martinarts.org today!

 

 

 

 

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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Join Us At The mARTies To Celebrate Performing And Visual Arts Plus The Key People Who Make Them Happen. Get Your Tickets Now!

Join us at the mARTies on Thursday, November 14 at the historic Lyric Theater to celebrate the performing and visual arts, plus the people who help make them alive in Martin County. It takes a mix of artists, philanthropists, volunteers and leaders weaving together that gives the community a more vibrant, rich and colorful texture.  The Arts Council and the mARTies committee also announced several winners in advance of the ceremony. Rickie Report publisher, Rickie Leiter, was honored to be one of the jurors for two categories ( we’ve been sworn to secrecy).  We share the names of the honorees, ticket details and hope to see you there to support the arts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INVITES    YOU     TO    CELEBRATE:

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 14th

 

VIP Reception  5:30 –  6:30 PM

Café Martier | 23 SW Osceola St, Stuart FL 34994

$72 (includes Awards Presentation)

 

 

 

 

Awards Presentation   7 PM

 

 

The Lyric Theatre | 59 SW Flagler Ave, Stuart, FL 34994

Adults $37 & Students $22

 

 

 

GET YOUR TICKETS:

 

Tickets: https://www.lyrictheatre.com/show/10190-the-marties-awards

 

2019   mARTies   Named   Award   Winners:

 

 

 

Lawrence A Sanders Lifetime Achievement in the Arts:

Guy Coheleach

Excellence in Arts Education:

Cindy Kessler

Philanthropy in the Arts:

Jerome & Phyllis Rappaport

Arts Leadership:

Karen Barnes

Corporate Leadership:

PNC-Arts Alive!

Special Recognition:

MCHS Visual Arts Team – Amanda Jones & Bryan Johnson and student artists and Kim Jones, Prescription Shop

Arts Service:

Mary Ann Loomis

2019 mARTies Award Nominees:

Adult Literary

  • Betty JoBuro

  • Linda Aileen Miller

  • June O’Brien

  • Nicki van Vonno

Adult Performing

  • Lorrianna Colozzo

  • Anna Preston

  • Tasha Shirley

Adult Visual

  • Betty Brain

  • Suzanne Connors

  • Amanda Jones

  • Rosalind Neilen

  • Roni Rottner

Student Performing Music

  • Zoe Beaton

  • Abigail Bracken

  • Sophie Bracken

  • Aliya French

  • Brandon Gunter

  • Lucas Pereira

  • Courtney Stanford

Student Performing Theatre

  • Kaitlyn Conboy

  • Julia Cuccurullo

  • Glenna Dull

  • Eliza Levy

  • Mollie Saum

  • Gina Saxton

  • Leelou Ziehm

Student Visual

  • Crystal Aguilar

  • Teagan Carregal

  • Dina Coletti

  • Isabella Gallese

  • Miguel Paes

  • Raymundo Ramirez

  • Allison Sanchez

  • Amelia Stebbing

  • Aleesia Wise

 

 

Since 2003, the mARTies have been the premier celebration of the arts – performing and visual, and the people who help make them alive in our community. It takes a mix of artists, philanthropists, volunteers and leaders weaving together that gives the community a more vibrant, rich and colorful texture.

Beyond the nominees, the Arts Council and the mARTies committee also has several awards that are announced and named in advance of the ceremony. The categories were selected by the founding committee of the mARTies to recognize key elements that make an arts community vibrant and sustainable. The named awards represent a legacy of commitment to things such as arts education, corporate leadership and philanthropy. Visit our blog (martinarts.blog) to see past recipients of all the awards – a legacy that has grown to over 140 award recipients!

The mARTies are a signature event of the Arts Council of Martin County honoring outstanding artistic, voluntary and philanthropic achievement in Martin County which inspire a passion for and participation in the arts in our community. The event could not be possible without hours of volunteer time from our dedicated committee members and with the financial support of our sponsors.

 

 

Our website: https://www.martinarts.org/arts-foundation/news_events/marties-awards/

 

 

Contact us at (772) 287-6676 or info@martinarts.org today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Internationally Renowned Artist, Robin Wolfenden, Exhibits Her Artwork At All Florida Juried Show In October And Continuum In January

Robin Wolfenden is an internationally renowned artist of various mediums.  The public is welcome to meet her and see her latest artworks at the prestigious All Florida Juried Arts Show on October 18 at the Court House Cultural Center in Stuart, FL.  That exhibit is available through December 19.  Robin will be one of the featured artists at Continuum from January 23- February 1 in a yet-to-be-disclosed location in West Palm Beachand won the People’s Choice award in 2019.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Don’t miss Robin’s imaginative creations!

 

 

MEET       ROBIN      WOLFENDEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

29   ANNUAL ALL-FLORIDA   JURIED ARTS SHOW

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, October 18    5:30-7 PM

Juror’s Talk:

Saturday, October 19     11AM

 

Court House Cultural Center

80 E Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, Florida 34994

772.287.6676

Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM to 4 PM    Saturday 11 AM to 2 PM

Exhibit dates:  October 18 – December 19, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

“What Lies Beyond” by Robin Wolfenden

“What Lies Beyond” is her entry for the All Florida Juried Art Show- original art print on metal- 16×24

 

 

 

Robin Wolfenden tells The Rickie Report, “After a fulfilling career as a wall covering designer, I’ve continued my artistic pursuits in a variety of mediums. My style is decorative, as I’m inspired by my surroundings and personal journey, creating a look full of light, color and optimism”.

 

Robin graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.  She worked in New York in the garment district as a fabric designer before moving to Cleveland, Ohio with her husband to raise their family. Robin continued her career in fabric and wall covering, and by the 1980’s, she was head stylist for the high end wall covering division of Imperial Wallcoverings.

 

 

“Waterlilies” is an oil painting from Dennis Aufiery’s class- he said this was my break thru painting!

 

 

 

Robin began printing her wall coverings at a factory in Milan, Italy to insure the quality effect she desired. She says, “I travelled to Milan often to print my collections and attended design exhibitions throughout Europe. Jannelli & Volpi, an Italian wall covering company, then hired me as their stylist and North American Product Manager. In 2008, my husband and I retired to West Palm Beach, Florida, where I re-established my love for painting. I found the Armory Art Center and started taking art classes again, which I hadn’t done since college. I studied figure drawing and oil painting under Dennis Aufiery. I was introduced to the natural and intriguing qualities of mosaics. I then discovered Nihonga through Hiromi Katayama”.

 

 

 

“The Blossoming of the Gift” by Robin Wolfenden is 48×48 and hangs in the lobby of The Consulate at The Lands of the President- Nihonga

 

 

“Nihonga”, Robin explains, “is a Japanese style of painting which uses brilliant natural pigments that are made from pulverized semi precious stones which I grind by hand and mix with an animal based collagen from Japan. The pigments are applied in varying degrees of intensity and transparency. I began experimenting with them over a colorful textured acrylic base, which allows the colors to play against each other. I’ve begun adding my own pigmented and batik resist washi papers in a collage effect to add even more interest and dimension. I have had the unique opportunity to teach this process at the West Palm Beach Library”.

 

Robin Wolfenden at Continuum 2018

 

 

Robin’s journey continues as she further expand her art techniques by expressing her creativity through play. She relates, “I may dance and sing before painting to bring positive energy and excitement into my art. I have given myself the opportunity to play with color and explore new materials I hadn’t tried before.  My latest works were created as a result of a blindfolded painting experience where I painted freely with tempera paints. I created original prints from my palette, experimenting with viscosity and movement, positive and negative space, and color placement. The prints were enlarged and printed on a glossy metal to enhance their luminosity. These pieces were selected to be a part of the Continuum Art Fair in West Palm Beach in January and won the People’s Choice award”!

 

 

 

 

“Cascade” by Robin Wolfenden is a diptych- Nihonga

 

 

I believe in the beauty and power of personal expression. My artwork has been shown at the Armory Art Center, Rosenbaum Art Gallery in Boca Raton, and Armand Bolling Fine Art in Jupiter. It is included in private collections in Florida, New York, Arizona, Connecticut, and Tennessee. Currently my work can be found throughout the lobby of the Consulate at Lands of the President in West Palm Beach and in Nashville at Art & Invention Gallery and Modern Remains Design Atelier. 

 

 

For more information or to contact Robin:

rwolfenden2@aol.com

www.instagram.com/robinwolfendenartgallery/

 

 

 

 

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29 Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show Features Contemporary Artworks At Court House Cultural Center Stuart

The Arts Council of Martin County presents the 29 Annual All-Florida Juried Arts Show focusing on contemporary artworks.  The Opening Reception takes place on Friday, October 18 and continues through Thursday, December 19, 2019.  The public is welcome to the exhibition which is on display at the Court House Cultural Center Gallery in Stuart, Florida. Ehren Gerhard, who served as the juror, will offer a Juror’s Talk on Saturday, October 19. The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.  This promises to be an energetic exhibit that you won’t want to miss!

 

 

 

 

 

The Arts Council of Martin County

 Presents:

 

29th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show

 

 

OPENING RECEPTION:

 

FRIDAY,  OCTOBER 18, 2019

 5:30 – 7 PM

 

 

EXHIBIT DATES:   October  18 – December 19, 2019

 

 

 

Juror’s  Talk  Led  By

Ehren Gerhard

 

Saturday, October 19

11 am

 

 

 

Ehren Gerhard, Juror

 

 

 

 

Gallery hours:

 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday – Friday

 Saturday 11 am – 2 pm

Court House Cultural Center

80 E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL

 

 

Artist List:

Laird •  Ashley Aarons •  Mark Allen •  David Axelrod •  Miles Batt •  Enid Blechman     Steven Bradbury •  Evan Charney • Judith Coffman •  Lynne Cohen •  Rosemary Cotnoir   Adrienne Davis •  Christine Di Staola •  Gabriele DiTota •  Georgeta Fondos •  Lois Friel •  Dot Galfond •  William Torenzo •  Gann Ganaway •  Katie Gianni •  TD Glass •  Deborah Gooch •  John Guiseppi •  Maria Gullberg-McCadden •  Marc Hilton •  Nicholas Kalemba •  Julia Kelly •  Chris Kling •  Sarah Knouse •  Shaw Lane • Marilee Lee •  Doreen Lepore •  Mia Lindberg •  Diane Lublinski •  Gail Marcarelli •  Marielle Martinez •  Jane McIntyre •  Chad Periman•  Molly Potter •  Mary Lou Pults •  Irina Pushkareva •  Suzanne Redmond •  Linda Reymore •  Lenore Robins •  Marcella Rutledge •  Nadine Saitlin •  Russell Satterthwaite •  Robert Sena •  Norman Silva •  Harold Silvers •  Ericka Sobrack •  John Stamos •  Chad Steve •  Nancy Tart •  Robin Wolfenden •  Mai Yap

 

“Interregnum” by Linda Reymore

 

 

 

 

Juror, Ehren Gerhard | Biography

 

 

Ehren Gerhard is an arts administrator and educator who calls Cape Coral, Florida home. Since 2014, he has been an Adjunct Professor of Art at Florida Gulf Coast University, Art Exhibitions Director for the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs and Director of the Bonita Springs National Art Festivals. He earned his Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from Arizona State University and his Bachelor of Arts from Florida Gulf Coast University. In 2013, he and his wife lived and worked in southern Spain as cultural ambassadors and language assistants for the Spanish Government.

 

Gerhard has been an arts educator for over ten years striving to increase appreciation for the arts, deepen our knowledge of their history, and place their meaning into context. In his own work as an artist, Gerhard derives inspiration from his surroundings and the natural world. “My imagery depicts an intense encounter with time and place. Working somewhere in-between scientific observation and romantic idealism, my goal is to create a living image that breathes and moves.” Gerhard lives in Southeast Cape Coral where he maintains an active studio, works on his garden and goes on primitive camping and fishing trips as often as possible.

 

In explanation to his varied selections for the exhibit, Juror Ehren Gerhard will outline the regional histories of art in Florida and imbue his deep appreciation for diverse approaches to the artistic process. Guests will be guided through a selection of artworks from the exhibit which both strengthen our foundations in the past and progress the future of art. Conclusions will be explored relating to media, style and subject matter by displaying these varied artworks side by side to create new conversations symbolic of contemporary society.

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits and events please visit:

The Arts Council 

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

www.MartinArts.org

 

 

 

 

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Reminders: Four Calls To Artists For Local, National, International Shows. More Calls To Artists To Come Soon!

The Rickie Report shares reminders for four Calls to Artists of juried art exhibits, including international, national , and local entries.  Please share with other artists, and arts organizations. These are all opportunities to promote your creativity!  Stay tuned, as we announce new Calls to Artists over the next few weeks!

 

REMINDERS:    FOUR   CALLS  TO  ARTISTS

  DEADLINES APPROACHING!

 

 

Martin County Arts Council’s 29th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show

Entry Deadline – July 31, 2019

All Florida artists in all media are invited to APPLY NOW on CaFE for the 29th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show held at the Court House Cultural Center Galleries in downtown Stuart, Florida.  Selected works will be exhibited from October 18 through December 19, 2019.  Hurry and don’t miss this opportunity to submit your artwork!

 

 

 

Artists & Charities Hand In Hand

 

Entry Deadline – September 15

Fine Art Show at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. A weekend’s worth of fine art that includes: jewelry, photography, paintings, mixed media, and sculptures represented by some of the best fine artists in South Florida. November 2 & 3rd, 2019

Experience the scope of their genres and meet and chat with the artists.themselves. 20% of all sales are donated to our participating charities –A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation , The Armory Art Center, andPeggy Adams Animal Rescue League

CALL FOR ARTISTS   https://bit.ly/2Y8dZ8S

 

ENDANGERED: Art4Apes

 

Entry Deadline – September 30

We are a team of art and photography lovers who believe that art, in all its forms, can reach people all over the globe and win hearts and minds for the cause of preserving all forms of life and the environment. To this end we organize exhibitions, contests and other events to focus attention on all that is ENDANGERED in our world.

We believe that reaching out to Young Artists and encouraging them to express their concerns for the environment and endangered species through art is important if we are to safeguard the future of our planet.

Click on the link to submit your fine art or photography!

Any questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

1st    Annual    Art    Show    in    The    Gardens

 

 

Entry Deadline –  November 1

 

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!!

 

You may also download and print the Artist Application, including the Complete Guidelines and Exhibitor Rules & Regulations by clicking HERE ​

 

 

 

 

 

 

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29th Annual All Florida Juried Art Show Is Open For Applications, Sponsored By Arts Council Of Martin County

The Arts Council of Martin County sponsors the 29th Annual All Florida Juried Art Show. This exhibit is open to all residents of Florida, with a deadline of July 31.  The accepted applicants will be exhibited at the Court House Cultural Center in Stuart, FL from October 18 through December 19.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges all eligible artists to apply to this prestigious exhibit!  We hope arts related organizations will share this with their members.

 

 

 

 

Court House Cultural Center

80 E Ocean Blvd      Stuart, FL 34994

772-287-6676       martinarts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call to Artists

 CLICK BELOW FOR APPLICATION:

29th Annual All Florida Juried Art Show

 

 

A Juried Exhibition presented by The Arts Council, Inc., of Martin County, Florida  www.martinarts.org

 

 

The Arts Council of Martin County, Florida invites artists residing in Florida to participate in its 29th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show. Selected works will be exhibited at the Court House Cultural Center from Friday, October 18 through Thursday, December 19, 2019. Located in historic downtown Stuart, the Arts Council of Martin County has been a leader in the arts community since 1980. By providing services to visual and performing artists, arts organizations, students and the public, the Arts Council strives to inspire participation and passion for the arts in our community. The Arts Council provides various programs for the community including ArtsFest, The Court House Cultural Center Gallery and maintains an initiative to support arts education.

Deadline to apply: July 31, 2019

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits and events please visit:

The Arts Council 

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

www.MartinArts.org

 

 

 

 

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

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