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.

 

 

 

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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

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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/

 

 

 

 

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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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

 

 

 

 

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Marvin S Cone Annual High School Juried Art Show Will Impress! Public Is Invited To Meet The Artists On May 2 At Court House Cultural Center In Stuart

The Marvin S. Cone Annual High School Juried Art Show honors its founder’s enthusiasm for young people and the arts.  Inspired by the creativity of art students in Martin County, he transformed the annual high school art exhibit into an event that brings the entire community together. The Arts Council of Martin County invites the public to the Court House Cultural Center Gallery on May 2 to meet the artists and view the exhibit.  The Exhibit is open now and continues through May 23.  A unique component of the High School Juried Art show is the awarding of Purchase Awards presented by the Superintendent, school principals, and local government entities and non-profits.  Purchase awards often represent the first sale of art that the emerging student artists can claim in what may inspire a future career choice.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Court House Cultural Center

80 E Ocean Blvd      Stuart, FL 34994

772-287-6676       martinarts.org

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 am – 4 pm,   Saturdays  11 am – 2 pm

 

 

 

 

P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S :

 

Marvin S Cone 33rd Annual High School Juried Art Show

 

 

 

 

 

“Flower Child” Best of Show by Gina Rescinti, Martin High School 

 

 

 

 Awards   Reception   &   Meet   The   Artists

 Thursday, May 2

5:30 – 7  pm

 

 

Exhibit Is Available Now through May 23, 2019

 

 

 

Featuring artwork from student artists at Clark Advanced Learning Center, Jensen Beach High School, Martin County High School, South Fork High School, and The Pine School, this exhibit was juried by artist Carol Staub. The exhibit chair is retired high school art teacher, Tom Prestopnik. The public is invited the the Awards Reception on Thursday, May 2.  Best of Show, as well as prizes in each of five mediums: sculpture, drawing, photography/digital prints, painting, and mixed media will be awarded. 

 

Gallery View

 

Established in 1987, the Marvin S. Cone Annual High School Juried Art Show honors its founder and his enthusiasm for young people, the arts, and his timeless effort in making the event what it is today. Inspired by the creativity of art students in Martin County, he encouraged them to pursue even greater achievements by transforming the annual high school art exhibit into an event that truly recognized student’s artistic accomplishments. The Arts Council of Martin County is proud to honor Mr. Cone’s legacy with this annual tradition. 

 

 

 

 

Awards will be presented at the Awards Reception on Thursday, May 2nd from 5:30-7pm for the Best of Show, as well as prizes in each of five mediums: sculpture, drawing, photography/digital prints, painting, and mixed media.  The judge for this year’s exhibition is artist Carol Staub.  The exhibit chair is retired high school art teacher, Tom Prestopnik.

 

 

 

Gallery View

 

 

 

 

A unique component of the High School Juried Art show is the awarding of Purchase Awards presented by the Superintendent, school principals, and local government entities and non-profits.  Purchase awards often represent the first sale of art that the emerging student artists can claim in what may inspire a future career choice.  To date, purchase awards have been selected by the following institutions: Children’s Services Council, Clark Advanced Learning Center, Jensen Beach High School, Martin County High School, Martin County Supervisor of Elections, The Historical Society of Martin County, The Pine School, South Fork High School, Martin County School Superintendent’s Office, and the Zweben Law Group.

 

 

 

The Arts Council recognizes the important work of our High School Visual Arts teachers and thanks them for supporting the students to participate in the exhibition: Tracy Canada, Tami Conrad, Laura Dervin, Daniel Gorostiaga, Alexandria Gribble, Shelby Hart, Bryan Johnson, Amanda Jones, Maria Miele, and Steve Naumann.   Sponsors include Palm City Art & Frame, Fox McCluskey Bush Robison PLLC, Publix Super Markets Charities, David Golden Law Offices, and Geico – Misty Moody.

 

 

 

 

 

The Arts Council is the designated local arts agency for Martin County and provides services to visual and performing artists, arts organizations, students and the public. It strives to instill a passion for- and participation in – the arts.

For more information:

Call 772-287-6676

or

Visit MartinArts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Decorate Venetian Masks To Celebrate 40 Years Of Service By Arts Council Of Martin County. Save February 1, 2020 For “Carnivale Di mARTin – A Masquerade”. Support Arts Council Programs And Development Of A New Cultural Center In Stuart

Neil Capozzi at Stuart Art Supply and Artist’s Nook Studio, is ready to celebrate 40 years of the Martin Arts Council support of the arts and cultural scene! This fete is February 1, 2020, so it’s time to prepare by decorating a Venetian mask. Don’t wait – call Neil to reserve a mask! They’re due back by October 1, allowing snowbirds and locals time to explore your creativity!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some peeks at some masks that have already been returned!  The masks will be auctioned off at the “Carnevale di mARTin – A Masquerade”, with proceeds being used for Arts Councils programs including the development of a new cultural center in Stuart! We can’t wait to see what you create!

 

 

 

 

 

Stuart Art Supply  & Artists’ Nook Studio

43 SE Kindred Street  Stuart, FL 34990

http://www.stuartartsupply.com

772.220.4500

n.capozzi@stuartartsupply.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neil Capozzi tells The Rickie Report, “As you know, the arts are an important part of this community and I strive to be active member in providing a quality experience in art materials, art education and community involvement.  I’m offering another opportunity for artists to showcase their talents this year. The Arts Council is having a milestone anniversary in 2020. We will be celebrating 40 years of supporting the arts in Martin County. We will be kicking off the year long celebration with a gala. The theme of the gala is “Carnevale di mARTin – A Masquerade”. The gala is Saturday, February 1st 2020.  I am asking all artists to participate in this event by painting a Venetian Mask and I will be collecting them and donating them to the Arts Council. Our goal is to sell them to the attendees of the gala. Blank masks are available from Stuart Art Supply for you to explore your creativity”.

 

 

 

 

Our 1st Masks have been completed.

 

 

 

Neil explains, “The mask painting project has been well received and I have over 40 out being painted at the moment. Since I need the masks back by October 1 there is still an opportunity for our “snowbirds” to participate. You just need to send them back by October 1st. The sooner I get them back the sooner we can begin promoting the 2020 Gala.  The masks can represent the style of the artist or the traditional venetian festival. It’s up to you, the artist”. 

 

 

 

 

Stuart Art Supply has several blanks to choose from. Neil will be ordering more as we gather the masks for this event in February 2020

 

 

 

 

Venetian Mask History:  The graceful, rounded half-mask of the Colombina mask express the enchanting femininity the Commedia dell’Arte figure of the same name radiates when she steps across the stage. Colombina means “little dove,” but with their sweeping form, splendid colors, and elaborate ornament, our Colombina masks can help you become a “bird of paradise!”

 

 

 

 

 

Venetian masks have a long history of protecting their wearer’s identity. Made for centuries in Venice, these distinctive masks were made out of papier-mache and wildly decorated with fur, fabrics, gem and feathers. Eventually, Venetian masks emerged as the emblem of Carnevale a pageant and street fair celebrating hedonism. Additionally, the masks served an important social purpose of keeping every citizen on an equal playing field. Masked, a servant could be mistaken for a nobleman—or vice versa. State inquisitors and spies could question citizens without fear of their true identity being discovered and citizens could answer without fear of retribution. The morale of the people was maintained through the use of masks—for with no faces, everyone had voices.

 

 

Mask wearing became forbidden in 1797, so the venetian masks, along with the carnival masks and masquerade ball masks vanished completely. This continued until the early ’80s, when a group of venetian architecture students began to revive this ancient and long tradition. Since then, the carnival of Venice has turned to be again one of the most important and most beautiful in the world.

 

 

 

SAVE  THE  DATES:

APRIL 5  &  6

SPRING  CLEANING  DAYS

9  am- 5pm

 

 

 

 

NOW THAT THE WINTER SEASON IS COMING TO A CLOSE COME IN AND CHECK OUT THE CLEARANCE.

 

 

 

WE’LL HAVE ROCK BOTTOM PRICES ON PAPER, CANVAS, BRUSHES, AND PAINTS.

 

 

ITEMS FROM ALL DEPARTMENTS

 

 

 

Check Out The Classes/Workshops  Here:

For more information about art supplies, art classes, or the opportunity to conduct art classes:

 

Stuart Art Supply  & Artists’ Nook Studio

43 SE Kindred Street  Stuart, FL 34990

http://www.stuartartsupply.com

772.220.4500

n.capozzi@stuartartsupply.com

MONDAY – FRIDAY  10 AM – 5 PM

SATURDAY  10 AM – 3 PM

 

 

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Award Winning Watercolor Artist, Deborah Elaine, Announces Current And Future Exhibits For 2018/2019

Award winning artist Deborah Elaine uses watercolors in varied ways to bring out the soul of her subject to the viewer. Her artwork is currently on exhibit at the Osceola Street Cafe in Downtown Stuart until January 27, 2019.   She will be involved with the Core Concepts 4th Annual Give Back party in Jupiter on December 15.  Art lovers can also visit Deborah’s studio and see her artistry at the 2nd Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour, January 20 and 21, 2019.  In addition, she will participate in the Treasure Coast Wildlife Fine Arts & Wine Event on February 2, 2019.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Deborah’s commissions, murals, painted pours, and portraits are filled with color and nuance.

 

 

 

D E B O R A H      E L A I N E

 

W A T E R C O L O R     A R T I S T

 

 

 

 

 

Deborah Elaine With her Artwork

 

 

 

U P C O M I N G        E V E N T S:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deb tells The Rickie Report, ” I enjoy the expressiveness of the abstract and surreal nature of watercolor pouring”.  It is a unique style she developed when she was introduced to one of her mentors, Johnny Johnson. Her works are created allowing the medium to flow and become itself by utilizing the pouring technique. The painting starts out abstract in design and becomes surreal in nature by developing subject matter that is created with her imagination and her references. The method Deb uses to create her compositions is similar to laying in the plush green grass gazing into the clouds seeing the ever changing shapes that appear. Each painting is an expression and passion of hers.

 

 

 

“Parrothead Pierre” by Deborah Elaine

 

 

 

 

 

She says, ” I am innately attracted to the discovery of nature, wildlife, color, and design. And I’m at peace when creating in natural settings. For I feel close to the Creator—as if His hand guides mine.  I create and share with the hope that the joy I experience is vicariously shared by others. Or at least, makes them ponder.  There are many divine mysteries in this life. And through the paths we travel, He shows us the way and the hidden and beautiful things of this world”.

 

 

 

Dog Portrait Commission by Deborah Elaine

 

 

 

 

 

Deb began her watercolor career in 2003 after studying under Johnny Johnson, Gary Duquette, Joe Miller (Cheap Joe’s), and Linda Griffin. Originally part of the Fredericksburg Art Scene in Virginia for a decade, her first studio in Libertytown Artist Workshop was located at Liberty Street. She now has a home studio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Horse Love” by Deborah Elaine

 

 

 

 

Deb donates a portion of her sales to charitable organizations involved with Hurricane Irma clean-up and preserving our waters and coral reefs in Florida.   She points out, “Coral reefs and rain forests absorb a majority of the carbon dioxide that causes global warming. Without them we are killing ourselves”.

 

 

Porsche” by Deborah Elaine

Do you have a special person, place, pet you would like to capture in a commissioned painting? Deb loves commissions!  She discusses format, medium, technique, and colors before getting started.  She shows her clients some of the different styles that she paints in. “From the initial meeting, brain storming, sketches, and watercolor samples we meet again and finalize the ideas before going forward.  We will decide on a size, style, colors, matting, & framing for each piece of work. Communication is KEY in creating a very special commission for someone. The more I know, the more accurate I can be with your final artwork. I delight in creating a successful piece to add to your collection or the creation of a gift for someone special in your life”, she tells us.

 

 

 

Deb’s mission:

• To Influence others through the creativity and subject of my work
• To bring joy, laughter and happiness to others
• To reflect God’s beauty or a feeling of expression that touches and moves others • To give a peace and hope to finding your own path in life
• To give back what HE has given me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about exhibits, events, classes, or commissions:

 

 

 

 

 

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