Delray Beach Development Authority (DDA)Announces Immersive Exhibit “The World Of Water” At Cornell Art Museum. Open Now Through Sunday, June 25, 2023. Admission Is Free

The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) announces a new immersive exhibition at the Cornell Art Museum.The World of WATER” features 20 South Florida artists with 40 pieces of artwork and explores an artistic interpretation of mankind’s connection to water, touching on the environment, conservation and sustainability. The Exhibit is OPEN NOW through Sunday, June 25, 2023 and admission is Free.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.













Cornell Art Museum

51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444




Free Admission

On view NOW –  Sunday, June 25, 2023



“Bent Pipe Obstruction”by KX2 (Dana Kleinman and Ruth Avra)





This special immersive exhibition was curated by the DDA’s Cultural Arts Director, Marusca Gatto, in collaboration with Debby Coles-Dobay of Art Moves PB.




“Red” by Alicja Kabat





M E E T      T H E       A R T I S T S:











Besides “The World of WATER,” the Cornell Art Museum showcases the Surfing Florida Exhibition (through June 25, 2023), which highlights all of Florida’s rich surfing history through rare archive photographs, historic surfboards and curated local artwork.







“Chesapeake Blue 2018” Hot blown glass and metal by Eli Cecil




A total of 40 pieces featuring textural elements in mixed media sculpture, installations, glass, digital and film photography, oil and watercolor paintings.








“Time for Reflection” by Andre Lopez Bermudez 

Sound Design by Fort Lauderdale’s Multidisciplinary artist Dave Rosenthal, founder of Desire Media Productions, invites guests to linger and hear the sound of water in an immersive experience.

About Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA)

The DDA team is responsible for curating exhibitions, programs and events for the Cornell Art Museum and all other Old School Square campus facilities.  The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was established in 1971 with a mission to grow, strengthen, and enhance the economic vitality of Downtown Delray Beach. As an autonomous agency of the City, the Delray Beach DDA advocates, facilitates, plans, and executes business development, fosters business relations, helps with the planning of public and private projects, and markets the downtown district. The DDA is located at 350 SE 1st Street, Delray Beach, FL.

Learn more at

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@DowntownDelray and @DelrayOldSchoolSquare

Cornell Art Museum: 561-654-2220

The DDA can be reached:  561-243-1077





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Jan Bush Presents “Art About You” Virtual Class At Old School Square Promoting Feelings Of Wellness, Self Discovery And Creative Tools For Insight All While Having Fun!

Today is Mental Health Awareness Day and we interview Jan Bush, ED.D., ATR-BC. A board certified and licensed Art Psychotherapist, Jan will offer “ART ABOUT YOU” via the Creative Arts School at Old School Square’s new virtual classes.  Improving one’s mental, emotional, and physical health translates to better overall health! Art therapy is designed to promote feelings of wellness, self-discovery, and creative tools for insight. Weekly classes promise to be fun, motivating and will help you reframe, recharge, and revitalize yourself.  Be assured that anyone can participate!  You do not need to have any art skills and you do not need to disclose any private information.  ART ABOUT YOU” contains a WOW factor of fun and is guaranteed to help you keep your stress levels low and your contentedness high.  Sign up for this virtual class! The Rickie Report shares the details.









Four Week Virtual Classes  Begin   

October 15, 2020

1 – 4 PM

 At Old School Square Creative Arts School











Jan Bush, ED.D., ATR-BC


















TRR:  The Creative Arts School at Old School Square is offering some unique classes, including your “ART ABOUT YOU”.  What should a student expect from this class?


This class will focus on Art Therapy-based directives and is not treatment oriented, as one might find in personal counseling sessions. Instead, this class is designed for wellness and self-enrichment with the leadership of a credentialed and licensed professional who  will teach nourishing self-care practices on topics related to self-compassion, self-awareness, self-care, and identification of feelings. If you are interested in any form of artmaking and desire to learn creative approaches with your feelings and communication styles and want to have fun, this class is for you. The art media used is based on a student’s free choice or suggestions that will be offered. I look forward to helping my students learn that in this class, art is something you do—not something you make.






TRR:  What is an Art Therapist?


Credentialed art therapists are healthcare professionals who provide services to people of all ages in a variety of care settings and through private practice. They work in hospitals, clinics, K-12 schools, educational institutions, nursing homes,  community programs, prisons, recreation facilities, mental health settings and nonprofit agencies. They often work with other medical professionals to create treatment plans to help people address health and well-being. 




TRR:  How did you begin your career as an art therapist?



began my interest in art and helping others in the late 1960’s.  I was in high school in my home town, Miami, where I volunteered at a childrens’ group home. I wanted to pursue professional study of Art Therapy in college, but learned there was no undergraduate major in the field. I majored in fine arts, education and psychology. And fortunately, I was able to participate in community work at a local private psychiatric inpatient facility where I mentored with a prominent art therapist clinician. Later, I pursued graduate studies at Hahnemann Medical College (aka Drexel University) in Philadelphia and became a registered certified clinician.  In 1976 after graduate school, I returned to Miami, and slowly developed an “in” to the Miami Dade County Public Schools.  My dream was to bring art therapy to the children in public schools. However, no one had heard of art therapy nor were there any job openings or an employee structure for the hiring of an art therapist.




I became successful in implementing a pilot program which was later accepted in the schools as a full-fledged mental health component for children identified as having behavioral difficulties. I am credited for contributing to the fields of psychology and education as the first therapist in the nation to have laid the foundation for a mental health program in public education, in the field  of clinical art therapy for Miami’s Dade County Public Schools.  My endeavor established a national model for art therapy in school settings and I subsequently authored the pioneering textbook, The Handbook of School Art  Therapy – Introducing Art Therapy into a Public-School System, (CC Thomas Publishers, 1997). Through my long-term and pioneering work, I received a National Distinguished Clinical Services Award from the American Art Therapy Association and Lifetime Achievement Award from the Miami Dade County Public Schools. 








I am a Registered-Board Certified Art Psychotherapist with the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) and the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB).  My breadth of clinical practice has not only included educational settings but also medical, psychiatric and outpatient settings, correctional facilities and social service  agencies helping clients with a range of issues such as depression and anxiety, grief and loss, substance abuse, behavioral disorders, physical disabilities, relationship  problems, career and educational concerns, LGBTQ issues and other life events. 



Internationally known, I have consulted, presented, and keynoted my work for higher  education, hospitals, educational settings, non-profit groups, agencies and professional  organizations. Additional professional work has included developing clinical curricula for higher education,  evaluating counseling programs, mentoring aspiring art therapists, writing books, clinical guides and articles and pursuing original research.   I have been featured in local, state and national print and broadcast media including television shows, radio programs, newspaper and magazine articles, podcasts and NBC’s nationwide network newsPresently, I serve as a consultant in private practice based in Palm Beach County Florida. I have been fortunate to have the superstar nod in the  field and have been a popular speaker presenting courses, invited keynotes, workshops and other learning opportunities for educational, medical and business settings across the USA.



TRR:  What is art therapy and how does it work?


Art therapy has been around since the 1940s. Two pioneers in the field, Margaret Naumburg and Edith Kramer used art therapy to help clients tap into their inner thoughts, feelings and experiences through creative expression. Therapists use patient art expressions to encourage them to talk about the images and to begin to look to themselves for meaning and insight. Combined with talk therapy, it can help people deal with emotions, increase self-awareness and self-worth and decrease stress and anxiety. 

The basis of art therapy is a means of helping mental and emotional health. It comes from the unique effect of the creative process. While traditional psychotherapy involves a dialogue between a clinician and a patient in need of help, art therapy adds a facilitating tool for expression and analysis of personal issues. Through the creation of art, patients are able to tap into deeper feelings, perhaps things that are difficult to express in words. Every single person is unique, and therefore problems with mental health are similarly personal, but art is known to grant access to different parts of the mind, making it easier to explore a huge variety of issues, ranging from childhood trauma or repressed memories to identity confusion, career struggles or relationship issues.





TRR:  What are the benefits of art therapy?


 Art therapy has proven itself to be a valuable tool for facilitating self-exploration and is widely seen as a viable, unique and revelatory therapeutic approach. When words are not enough, we turn to the arts to help repair and to tell our stories. And in doing so, we find pathways to wellness, recovery and transformation.Some of the benefits are:

• art making is healing and life enhancing
• we can more easily express uncomfortable emotions, and work through conflicts, by using images in addition to words
• by making art we enhance communication
• art therapy gives us new perspectives on our problems and at the same time provides an avenue to try out new solutions
• through a variety of simple materials, everyone can find comfort and strength
• the art product gives us a clear look at the issues which are sometimes complex or vague, making them easier to understand
• art gives us a tangible record of change – documenting our story and progress as it unfolds 



TRR:   How is art used in therapy?



An art therapist uses a variety of art media such as sculpture, drawing and painting in combination with psychological counseling to treat mental and emotional trauma.  The art is used as a helping tool to broaden awareness and discovery. It is the patient’s personal stories associated with the art and the art therapist’s guidance that provides eventual healing.The relationship between a therapist, an individual, and the art process and art products is essential to art therapy and includes purposeful dialogue and specific therapeutic interventions in response to both process and product.



TRR:   Is art therapy beneficial to a specific gender or age group?


No.  Art Therapy is applicable to all people of all ages and with many different life issues who have a desire for personal growth and/or who have difficulties in negotiating their tasks of daily living.






TRR:  What areas are treated by art therapists?


Therapists may specialize in various symptomatology although art therapy is applicable to a variety life issues. Signs and Symptoms Include:


Anxiety, Depression, Substance dependency, Stress, Post traumatic stress, Attention deficit, Hyperactivity, Aging issues, Cancer, Compassion fatigue, Heart disease, Anorexia, Bulimia, Eating disorders, Cognitive impairments, Family relationships, Wellness, Relaxation, Delusions, Paranoia, Hallucinations, Inability to cope with daily problems, Trouble understanding or relating to situations/people, Substance abuse, Eating habits, Sex drive, Anger, hostility, violence, Suicidal thinking, Relationships, Distraction, Personal achievement,  Empowerment, Self management skills, Improve communication skills, Past traumas, Reduce stress, Improve problem solving skills, and Build self-esteem.






TRR:    How has art therapy changed over your career span?


New and evidence based discoveries in art therapy have created outstanding opportunities for art therapists to practice in new environments and treat patients with diverse conditions. Research has been trending in favor of art therapy in allied health and integrative–mind-bodymedicine arenas. The field has also widely embraced discoveries about art and the brain, information that supports the application of specific art-based approaches in the amelioration of stress, integration of trauma memories, treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, reduction in pain and fatigue perception, and improvement in quality of life, especially for those challenged by disability or illness. Art therapy is clearly demonstrating that it successfully addresses many somatically-based conditions including trauma reactions, post traumatic stress and depression as well as many neurological and cognitive disorders. More importantly, art therapy is proving itself to be an effective intervention in improving overall quality of life and in perceptions of wellness.



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TRR:   What are the educational  requirements of an art therapist?


People who wish to enter the field must possess 18 semester hours of art studio courses and 12 semester hours of psychology courses. A bachelor’s degree, often in psychology, art or education is required. They then apply to a master’s degree program in art therapy. According to the American Art Therapy Association, prospective art therapy graduate students must submit a portfolio of their artwork in order to be admitted to an art therapy masters degree program.  Art therapy degree programs typically last about two years. Students enrolled in a graduate program for art therapy take classes related to psychotherapy, psychology, human development, ethics, patient assessment and other subjects related to the art therapy field. Graduates of a program typically earn a master’s degree in art therapy. They may also earn a master’s degree in counseling with a concentration in art therapy. Some art therapists return to school to earn a Ph.D. in art therapy or related fields.


TRR:  What are the Certification Requirements?  


Art therapists are required to be certified by the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB). After earning a master’s degree and fulfilling post-graduate art therapy experience requirements, new therapists are eligible to earn a certified credential to become a registered art therapist (ATR). Registered art therapists must successfully pass a written exam administered by the ATCB to become board certified (ATR – BC), which is a more advanced credential ( Therapy Credentials Board, in alignment with the American Art Therapy Association, manages the credentialing and testing processes of art therapists to ensure the professional and high-caliber practice of the profession. Their mission is to “protect the public by promoting the competent and ethical practice of art therapy through the credentialing of art therapy professionals.” (ATCB, 2017).




Depending on the state of practice, art therapists may need to attain additional licensure in art therapy or a related mental health field. There are only a handful of states requiring licensure at this time, although most states are politically active in pursuing the regulation of the field through licensure. ( The American Art Therapy Association supports federal and state policies, legislation, regulations, judicial actions, and initiatives that encourage, promote, and support efforts to gain a professional art therapy license and licensure of art therapists. Until each state has art therapy licensing, individuals hired as art therapists should have a masters degree in the field, their Art Therapist Registered credential (ATR) and their Board Certification (BC) credential,  since this is the terminal registration for the field.





TRR:  Are art therapist easily accessible to the general community?



There are only 7500+ art therapists in the USA. Being a small field, there may not be great accessibility to a local art therapist. Hospitals and related care facilities must budget for positions. Often budgets fall short of providing a host of services, especially in the mental health area. Many art therapists have had to create their own positions, much like I did. Some are hired as related service providers and are able to provide art therapy services together with the requirements of their position.





TRR: If someone was looking for an art therapist in this area where would you suggest they go?


There are several ways of finding an art therapist:

1.  The American Art Therapy Association maintains an art therapist locator:

2. The Florida Art Therapy Association

3. Contact Jan Bush, ED.D., ATR-BC

4. An internet and social media search for art therapy or art therapists in your area.





For more information about this class offering or to contact Jan:

Jan Bush, ED.D., ATR-BC



Web Site:








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Creative Arts School at Old School Square Announces Registration For New Virtual Classes Fall 2020/Winter 2021

The Creative Arts School at Old School Square announces New Virtual Classes for Fall 2020/Winter 2021. NEW SKILLSNEW HOBBIESNEW YOU! And all from the convenience of home! Choose from classes in culinary arts, music performance, fine art, photography and digital imagingRegistration is open for online classes at Creative Arts School, from October 2020 through March 2021. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks! 










51 N. Swinton Avenue     Delray Beach, FL 33444




 New skills~

New hobbies~

New you~

And all from the convenience of home!



Check Out This Video:






The Creative Arts School is located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre building. The School offers beginner through master level classes, for all ages, during fall/winter and spring/summer sessions. From classes for art and photography to genres that have never before been offered, we are exploring new territories to bring you classes that are accessible with the click of a button. Using the power of Zoom, you will enter a virtual classroom that is both collaborative and interactive! At the Creative Arts School, we are excited about the far-reaching potential of this tool because it enables teachers AND students to remotely participate in real-time lessons.


Art classes include drawing, painting, watercolor, pastel, collage and mixed media. All patrons have access to Open Studio sessions throughout the year.


Photography classes include introduction to digital camera use, fine art photography (beginning/intermediate/advanced/master) and digital imaging.


Newly announced classes in Music Performance and Culinary Arts are designed to uplift your senses while sharpening your skills! Classes include musical instrument performance and culinary exploration in varieties of cuisine.



Check Out Some Of The  26 New Classes:










Watercolor 102, taught by fine artist Janet Onofrey, helping students to learn the techniques that bring watercolor paintings to life. Students will learn skills such as gradient washes, sponging, masking, dry brushing, wet-on-wet, and more ways to enjoy this nontoxic medium.








NoodleArt 101, taught by restaurateur Walter Harris and sharpening students’ cooking skills. In newly introduced curricula for Culinary Arts, NoodleArt 101 will teach students to merge American ingredients with traditionally inspired Asian cuisine and flavor profiles.









Ukelele Magic II, taught by South Florida-based guitarist, singer, songwriter, and session musician Sean Radford. Ukelele Magic II takes students on a musical journey, while learning popular songs from yesterday and today through ukulele instruction. This class teaches fun techniques such as fingerpicking, chord progressions, and challenges through accompaniment patterns.








Intermediate Guitar, also taught by Sean Radford, takes students with fundamental guitar-playing experience to a more advanced level. Through Radford’s masterful instruction, students will learn to strum, read notation for chords and notes, sharpen ear training, improvising, build a repertoire of songs, and more!






Art About You, taught by Jan Bush, ED.D., ATR-BC. Conducted by a licensed and certified Art Psychotherapist, this class utilizes art therapy-based directives to help students discover emotions and gain insights about oneself.









Creating A Fold Book, taught by award-winning painter and illustrator Carla Golembe, teaches students to create three-dimensional “fold book” works of art using illustration, fine art, and language. Students will explore creative storytelling through imagery and, if they wish, words.







Travel Sketchbook, taught by fine artist Jen Fisher, helps students to create artistic memories as they travel to their favorite destinations through their photo albums.










Collage and Mixed Media, taught by fine artist Sharon Koskoff, which explores the fascinating world of collage and mixed media using found materials, recyclables, personal photographs, collectibles, and other unusual art mediums.



AND    MORE………..


Other long-standing classes covering fine arts, digital imaging, and photography also return! Each class is taught using the power of Zoom and gives students access to a virtual classroom that is both collaborative and interactive.

All of the fun-filled, joy-inspiring, and diverse classes can be found here:





Old School Square Center for the Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) registered not-for-profit cultural arts organization, located in the heart of charming downtown Delray Beach, FL. A historical landmark that has served the community for over 30 years, Old School Square’s mission is to enrich the lives of all people as the community’s cultural center and destination for the arts. Old School Square provides a total arts experience through visual and performing arts, education, and entertainment.

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Old School Square Calls For 6th Annual 6X6 Exhibition & Sale. Open To All Mediums, Ages, Level Of Experience.

Each year, artists of all ages and levels from around the country donate 6×6 inch art works in a variety of mediums to the Cornell Art Museum’s fundraiser, The 6×6 Exhibition & Sale.   Submission forms are ready and everyone is welcome to participate!  All submissions are on view during the month of July and then available for purchase for $30 in an auction-style sale on July 25.  All proceeds benefit the Cornell Art Museum.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some photos from last year, and urges you all to take part! The deadline for submission is June 22.









51 N. Swinton Avenue    Delray Beach, FL 33444











6th Annual   6X6   EXHIBITION  &  SALE




Opening Reception:

Friday, July 5    6 – 9 pm

Art Sale

Thursday, July 25      6:30 pm

Free admission for 6 x 6 participants; $5 admission otherwise

Exhibit is on view  July 6 – July 25, 2019

Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm       Museum Admission Fee





All artists, aspiring, professional and hobbyists, are invited to submit original artworks – any medium – in the 6″ x 6″ format for this all-inclusive art experience! All art must be ready to hang on the wall. All pieces are shown as the Spotlight Gallery feature exhibition for the month of July, opening during Delray Beach’s First Friday Art Walk on July 5, 2019 and will remain on view until the 6×6 Art Sale.








Cornell Art Museum is excited to announce its 6th ANNUAL 6×6 EXHIBITION & SALE coming up this July. All submitted artworks are then sold for $30 each on July 25 in an auction-style sale. All proceeds will benefit the Cornell Art Museum programming.



Submission Forms: Print, download or pick up your form at Cornell Art Museum or Creative Art School/Crest Theatre at Old School Square. Forms and supplies are also available at Hands Art Supply on Atlantic Avenue.








For more information:

Art on the Square is a signature fundraising event for Old School Square Center for the Arts, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) registered non-profit cultural organization.







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4th Annual Plein Fun Fest In Delray Beach February 1, 2 And 3 Features 50 Plein Air Painters

Enjoy three days of plein air painting in Delray Beach at the 4th Annual Plein Fun Fest, February 1, 2 and 3.  A juried group of 50 plein air painters will capture the ambiance and charm of Delray Beach, FL.  The competition is sponsored jointly by Plein Air Palm Beach (PAPB) and Old School Square.  The events are free and open to the public, as viewers find themselves immersed in the sights, sounds, and even smells of these artists’ world.  Artwork will be for sale, so mark your calendars!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.



Join Us for Plein Fun Fest 2019

See artists create:

“Tomorrow’s culture and history painted today on site.”


Friday February 1

Saturday, February  2


Sunday, February 3

Old School Square

51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 3344

See details for times and places below:







Participating Artists:


Aleksandra Chmielewska
Andrea Candlin
Antwan Ramar
Barbara O’Connell
Barry Frishman
Bette Coningby
Bob Coninsby
Brenda Gordon
Candace Neff
Carol Baehren Landeweer
Carol Perez
Carolyn Covert
Carolyn Moscato
Caryn Kabat
Charlotte J Maloney
Christine Kling
Claudia Moriarty
Constance Hanselman
Constance Kerwick
Dale Gary
David Huebsch
Debra Kennedy
Diane Hutchinson
Domenick Maldari
Don Martinetti
Georgetta Darr
Grace McGann
Gretchen Cocuzza
Holly Austin
James Sechiano
Julia Stevens
Karen Lisk-Gebhardt
Kathleen Denis
Kathryn Barry
Kerry Eriksen
Kevin Feary
Lester Salazar
Linda Fleischman
Lorrie B Turner
Lynn Peterson
Manuel Jomok
Margaret Merkow
Marilyn Liedman
Mary Lou Pults
Mary Mirabito
Pamela Giarratana
Patricia Maguire
Ralph Papa
Robin Wright
Ruth Weiss
Shailaja Didolkar
Shawn Dell Joyce
Sheila Wolff
Stephanie Amato
Steve Nash
Susan Archer
Susan Darienzo
Susan Ginter
Thomas Kirkpatrick
Tima Corbett
Wendy Jones





Plein Fun Fest


On Saturday, February 2, 2019, the 50-juried artists will compete in Plein Fun Fest. The artists will begin painting at 9:00 am at location of their choice anywhere within the boundaries Delray Beach. This is the public’s chance to walk around, see what’s happening, talk to the artists and experience one of the best Delray Beach events.  At 4:30 pm, Marusca Gatto, Manager of the Cornell Museum at Old School Square, will jury the show, selecting those artists who will win. The awards total more than $2,000.00 cash from Plein Air Palm Beach plus prizes from local businesses.   Art sale and reception  5:30 – 7:30 pm. Silent Auction begins 6 pm.


Paint The Beach!


On Sunday, February 3, 2019, artists will line the sands of Delray Beach to Paint the Beach for just for FUN. This event is open to anyone. Plein air painting is exciting and invites viewers into the creative process: the sights, sounds, and even smells of the artists’ world.


A juried group of 50 plein air painters from Florida and beyond will capture the ambiance and charm of Delray Beach at Plein Fun Fest, an outdoor painting extravaganza on February 2, 2019. Delray Beach will host the fourth annual Plein Fun Fest competition sponsored jointly by Plein Air Palm Beach (PAPB) and Old School Square.






For further information, contact Ruth Weiss, 






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Old School Square Announces Fall Art On The Square November 10 & 11 Plus New Call For Art For February Show

The Cornell Art Museum presents Fall Art On The Square.  This premiere, free, outdoor juried show includes extraordinary original works of art from around the country.  The front lawn will be transformed into an exciting outdoor gallery on Saturday, November 10 &  Sunday, November 11.  Enjoy live music, refreshments and visit the Museum with a special $5 admission!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks as well as a Call to Artists for the Spring Art On The Square which takes place February 9 & 10th.  Artist deadline is November 26th.  Art lovers, mark your calendars now!








51 N. Swinton Avenue   Delray Beach, Fl 33444




Saturday, November 10      10 am – 5 pm


Sunday, November 11    10 am – 4 pm


Visit The Cornell Art Museum’s “Tech Effect” and “Spotlight Gallery”  Exhibitions  at a special $5.00 admission all weekend!






See  a video from last year:






 February 9 & 10, 2019

Apply Here:




For more information:

Art on the Square is a signature fundraising event for Old School Square Center for the Arts, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) registered non-profit cultural organization.







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Call To Artists For 4th Annual Plein Air Palm Beach Plein Fun Fest In Delray Beach February 1,2,3 2019

Plein Air Palm Beach and Old School Square in Downtown Delray Beach is hosting the 4th Annual “Plein Air Fun Fest” on February 1, 2 and 3, 2019.  It is time for artists to apply to participate!  The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds you that there are over $2,000 in cash prizesKudos to Plein Air Palm Beach ! Art lovers are welcome to watch as these artists create, so Mark Your Calendars!! 












Plein Air Palm Beach –Plein Fun Fest – Delray Beach, Florida

February 1, 2, 3, 2019

Let’s keep the FUN in our 4th Annual Plein Fun Fest!







Join us as we paint beautiful Delray Beach, Florida, known as the “Most Fun Small Town”. 

This is a 3 event with the competition on Saturday, February 2. 

Judging and awards of over $2000 cash, plus merchandise awards. 

Awards and Collectors’ reception will be co-hosted by Old School Square. 

Limited to 50 artists. Exhibit & Sale!




Events Dates:  February 1, 2, 3, 2019

Friday, February 1-  Paint-out with Critique

Paint -out and critique for those Artists who want to join in the FUN but not interested in competition, includes hospitality suite. This Plein Air Paint-out allows artists the opportunity to enjoy not only painting but sharing their creativity with the public. Paintings from this day may be part of the Silent Auction that concludes at the Saturday reception in the Ocean Breeze room.

Saturday, February 2 – Plein Fun Fest – Painting Competition

Cash awards , Awards ceremony,  reception, Silent Auction and Sale 

Sunday, February 3 – Paint the Beach for FUN

Early Registration: November 30, 2018 

Deadline:  December 29, 2018 


Friday: Paint-out & Critique

On Friday, Feb 1, 2019 – There will be a Paint-out with Critique for those Artists who want to join in the FUN but not interested in competition. There is a charge of $20 which includes hospitality suite. Artists may bring 1-2 guests at $10/per person. Because of the popularity of PAPB’s paint-out with critique that is run by Manny Jomok we decided to make it part of Plein Fun Fest. Registered Artists will meet at Old School Square at 9 AM and decide where to paint. Critique leaders will be available to offer assistance to those who are new to plein air. This Plein Air Paint-out allows artists the opportunity to enjoy not only painting but sharing their creativity with the public. To the viewers, this art form can be very exciting because it invites them into the creative process: the sight, sound, and even smell of the artists´ world. One of the best parts of plein air painting is the congeniality of artists. Paintings must be back by 12 noon to be part of the Silent Auction.

At 12 PM all will meet again at Old School Square Field House for an Artist Hospitality Suite. From there we will break into groups of no more than 10 for a shared art critique. And, as last year there will be a fabulous luncheon buffet for participating artists. After critique, artists will have time to tweek paintings if they wish, and frame them for hanging in the Silent Auction, but they must be completed and framed by 3-3:30. Framing is to take place on tables after table cloths are removed.

Paintings from this day may be part of the Silent Auction that concludes at the Saturday reception in the Ocean Breeze room. They are not part of the judging.

Saturday: Plein Air Competition

Plein Fun Fest – Painting Competition
Plein Air Competition: Saturday February 2, 2019,Juried Artists have been selected to compete in this event that will take place in Delray Beach, FL on Saturday February 2, 2019. Awards ceremony and reception February 2, 2019 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Cash awards will be given as follows: 1st Place, 2nd Place; 3rd Place; Judges’ Recognition and Honorable Mention. Sales of paintings resulting from this exhibition are subject to a 30% commission.

8 to 9 AM: Artists check in at the south side of the Crest Theater at Old School Square at 51 N. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL. Once participating artists have their canvases or painting surfaces stamped at check-in. Artists may have stamped as many painting surfaces as they wish but may only submit up to two artworks in the competition.

The Plein Air Painting Locations:
After check in artists can then begin painting at location of their choice anywhere within the boundaries Delray Beach. Each artist of will be given a map that delineates the competition boundaries and suggested painting locations for those artists unfamiliar with the area. Artists will be able to choose their own location from a thoughtfully compiled list of suggestions. Locations include marinas, historic buildings and monuments, gardens, architecture, ocean, intracoastal waterway views, small shops and much more. In case of rain, covered locations with views that artists can paint will also be identified.

Artists must paint within the competition boundaries and without the assistance of photographs. Any medium may be used, although photography is not acceptable in this competition. For the purposes of this event, plein air painting is defined as predominantly completed on site (80%) with minor tweaking of less than 20%.

3-4 PM: Paintings must be back at 3:00 to be photographed and framed.  Then they are to hang on the fencing under their names.  Artist will then enjoy reception and Hospitality room which will be open until 5:00. An area for framing and photgraphing artwork will be setup in the Music Room of the Crest Theater. There will also be a hospitality suite exclusively for competing artists in the Library of the Crest Theater. Artists may bring 1-2 guests at $10/per person. Competing artists can turn in up to two framed and wired, ready to hang artworks which will be displayed along the fencing designated by artist name in the Loge Walkway of Old School Square. Artworks must be completed by 3 pm and on display by 4 pm. Paintings not returned on time will be disqualified for jurying and show/sale.

4:30 PM Judging

5:30 – 7:30 PM Artists & Collectors Reception and Awards Ceremony. Exhibit, awards and sale will take place in the Ocean Breeze room and the Loge walkway connecting to the Cornell Museum

The Awards

Cash awards based on the judges selections will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place, Juror’s Recognition and Honorable Mention Awards.
1st Place $1000.
2nd Place $500.
3rd Place $200.
Juror’s Recognition $150.
Honorable Mention $150.
Additional awards may be presented at the committee’s discretion.


Sunday Paint the Beach for FUN

We had a great time last year painting the beach, so we are planning to do so again. Like before we will at the pavilion at the end of Atlantic Ave. There will be coffee and donuts. The city of Delray Beach does not require a permit for our paint-out that could have upwards of 50 plus plein air painters but asks us not to congregate in one place. Imagine the visual of all the plein air painters stretched out along the beach. NIrvana. This is just a painting for the shear joy of it as Delray Beach prohibits selling of anything at the beach.



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Website & Full Prospectus:

Contact:  Donna Walsh   561.499.0346 

    Lorrie Turner   561.632.2914






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Cornell Art Museum At Old School Square Calls For Entries For “Fall Art On The Square”, Fine Art Show

The Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square presents “Fall Art on the Square”! This premiere, outdoor juried show includes extraordinary, original works in all media by fine art and fine craft artists from around the country.  The public will explore and shop to their hearts’ content on Saturday, November 10th and Sunday, November 11th, with free admission!  In addition to “Spring 2019 Art on the Square”, we are excited to announce this … CALL TO ARTISTS !  The Rickie Report shares the details and some views from the previous Event. Fine Artists and Crafters – your deadline is September 1st.  Art lovers, mark your calendars now for this event!



51 N Swinton Ave  Delray Beach, FL 33444




Saturday, November 10th

 10 am – 5 pm

Sunday, November 11th

 10 am – 4 pm



Application Deadline    September 1st



Woody Patterson, Best in Show, 2018 Art on the Square


The Cornell Art Museum front lawn and Old School Square center grounds will be transformed into an exciting outdoor gallery. 

Enjoy live music as you stroll among the exhibiting artists booths!




·     Atlantic Ave Exposure

·     Friday Move-In!

·     24 Hour Security

·     Available Booth Sitters

·     Complimentary Breakfast

·     5 Cash Awards

*Booths available only on the front lawn (Atlantic Ave) and side lawn (Swinton Ave).

ARTISTS!   We welcome you to apply to this exquisite, juried fine art show – just in time for visitors to select that one-of-a-kind gift for the holidays!




Art collectors and enthusiasts will meet the artists and discover something new for everyone!







Cornell Art Museum – Fall Art on the Square 2018

Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square
Delray Beach, Florida

Phone: 561-243-7922 x305 or x306
Event Dates: 11/10/18 – 11/11/18
Application Deadline: 8/1/18 Midnight EST


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary
Fall Art on the Square 2018 is a two-day Premiere Juried Outdoor Gallery presented by the Cornell Art Museum.  Located on the campus surrounding historic Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square in the heart of downtown Delray Beach, this outdoor art experience will feature extraordinary, original art works by fine artists and fine craft artists from around the country.

Deadline to enter is September 1, 2018!


  • Original juried works by fine art and fine craft artists to include paintings, glass, ceramics, fiber art, jewelry, mixed-media, metalwork, photography, woodwork and sculptures in a variety of media.
  • Live entertainment on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
  • Sponsored Hospitality Lounge with food and beverages.
  • Delray Beach Green Market, Saturday, 9am – 2pm on the adjacent park great lawn.

General Information
November 9, 2018 – Move in from 12 noon to 6 pm
November 10, 2018 – Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm
November 11, 2018 – Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm


  • Juried Fine Art Show featuring top artists from around the country
  • Located on the beautiful front and side lawns of the Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square on Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach, Florida
  • Extensive print and digital marketing and advertising
  • $1,500 in prizes – (1) $500 Best in Show and (4) $250 Merit of Honor
  • Walking/trolley proximity to at least 6 major hotels
  • Downtowner free ride service on Atlantic Avenue using 100% electric eco-friendly vehicles
  • Complimentary Artist Continental Breakfast both days
  • Complimentary Booth Sitters
  • Exhibit map/flyer
  • 24-hour Security
  • Booth SignsCONTACT INFORMATION – We are artist-friendly, reach out to us anytime with questions or concerns! Cornell Art Museum
    51 N. Swinton Avenue
    Delray Beach, FL 33444
    Phone: 561-243-7922 x305 or x306
    Fax: 561-243-7018


AWARDS$1,500 in total cash prizes will be awarded regardless of media category

Judging of the exhibitors (with booth tagging) will take place during Holiday Art on the Square 2018 hours on Saturday, February 11 with awards presented Saturday afternoon.

No commission on sales will be due Old School Square.  Artist exhibitors will be responsible for their own sales and collection of Florida Sales Tax (7%) and return payment to the Florida Tax Revenue Service.  Each artist must have in their possession and be able to produce a Resale Tax Certificate.

All artists must apply on ZAPP by Midnight Eastern time on Saturday, September 1, 2018.  A separate application, images and jury fee of $35 must be submitted for each category that an individual artist enters. Only one (1) application may be submitted per body of work represented. Multiple applications must represent either work in different media categories or distinctly separate bodies of work within one category. A collaborative team producing a single work of art may qualify as a single exhibitor.

Please submit a total of four (4) digital images, professional high quality. Three (3) digital images must be of individual pieces of work, and one (1) digital image must be of your current booth.  Only your art work should be included in your booth display photo!   

PLEASE NOTE:  Old School Square staff/marketing reserves the right to use artist’s submitted images for promotional purposes, including advertising, publicity and web-based distribution outlets. No compensation will be given for use of these images.


  • Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor painting
  • Clay
  • Digital
  • Fiber
  • Glass
  • Jewelry
  • Mixed media
  • Photography
  • Printmaking/drawing
  • Sculpture – Metal, Stone, Bronze
  • Woodwork

The jury selection process will begin September 1, 2018.   Jurying is done separately for each category.  The jury consists of anonymous arts professionals and artists in the arts field.  Artist’s images are viewed simultaneously during the jury process.  Since invitation to Fall Art on the Square 2018 is based on these images, please ensure they are high quality images that accurately represent the work to be exhibited.  Scores are based on originality, technique, design and overall impact.  Artists with the high score in each category are invited to attend.

PLEASE NOTE:  Decisions of the jurors are final.  Inquiries questioning or disputing the jurors’ decisions will not be addressed and critiques are not offered by the jurors.

Parking for artist cars and other vehicles will be available in designated parking lots immediately surrounding Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square.  Artists will receive specific parking assignments upon acceptance to participate in Holiday Art on the Square 2018.

APPLICATION FEE: A $35 non-refundable credit card purchase or check, payable to Old School Square, must be submitted with each application. Booth fees will be required once invitations to participate are sent.

Booth Fee payments are due October 19, 2018 by Credit Card or Paypal.  Failure to make payment by the deadline will result in revocation of the invitation. Booth fees will not be refunded due to artist cancellation after October 26, 2018.


  • Completed application for EACH medium entered.
  • Three (3) artwork images AND one (1) booth image per medium.
  • $35 NON-REFUNDABLE application fee, check or credit card.


  • Application Deadline on ZAPP: September 1, 2018
  • Exhibitor Image Jury: September 1, 2018
  • Invited notification available on ZAPP:  September 8, 2018
  • Deadline for invited artists to pay booth fee: October 19, 2018
  • Last day for full refund due to artist cancellation: October 26, 2018
  • Booth set up: 12 pm to 6 pm, Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Fall Art on the Square 2018: November 10 and 11, 2018, 10 am to 5 pm daily
  • Booth closure cannot begin before 4 pm on Sunday, November 11, 2018


The following rules and policies are in place to assure fairness to all participating artists and to the festival guests. Any failure to comply will result in immediate removal from the Fall Art on the Square 2018 event.

  • Each exhibiting artist must complete an online application with only one artist per entry unless you are entering as a team in collaboration.  Artists may apply for more than one category but a separate online application must be filled out for each category.  Each application must include a jury fee and its own set of images.
  • All participants must be 18 years of age or older. The artist must be present for the entire two-day event. Representatives may not attend in place of the artist.
  • Exhibitors must be set up and ready to open by 9:00 am on Saturday, November 10 as judging begins promptly at 9:00 am.  Exhibitors must keep their exhibits open until 4 pm Sunday, November 11, 2018 unless otherwise instructed by Old School Square event staff in the event of inclement weather.
  • Booth assignments will be advised once artists are accepted and invited to participate in the show.
  • No refunds of booth fees will be given if natural inclement weather causes the show to close early or cancel completely.
  • All artists must check in with Show Tent and present Photo I.D. before unloading and setting up their tent.
  • All artists must have 10×10 or 10×20 WHITE tent with sides and walls with proper 50 lb weights in each corner and any damage caused by said tent will be the responsibility of the artist.
  • Work displayed on site must be consistent with the work shown in the digital images submitted – work outside of your juried category will NOT be allowed.
  • All work in every category must be the original work produced by the exhibiting artist. Work produced from commercial kits, molds, patterns, plans, prefabricated forms or other commercial methods is NOT permitted.  No buy/sell will be permitted.
  • All two-dimensional work must be matted or framed.
  • Jewelry is to be sold only by artists accepted in that category.
  • All work must be priced or otherwise marked “Not for Sale.”
  • Cornell Art Museum and Old School Square reserves the right to request removal of questionable or non-original art.
  • Exhibitors may not display ribbons or awards from any other or previous shows.
  • Exhibitors’ pets are not allowed in their booths.

Booth Information

​Single 10’x10′ = $350
​Double 10’x20′ = $700
Power    = $  45 per tent

Tents 4 Events:  call (954) 675-7634 or email:
Stay and Play in Downtown Delray! CLICK HERE for everything you need to know!

Art on the Square is a signature fundraising event for Old School Square Center for the Arts, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) registered non-profit cultural organization.





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Meet Vicki Siegel At Upcoming First Friday Artwalk In Delray Beach Plus Take Acrylic Workshops With Her In February And March

Vicki Siegel’s two upcoming workshops will stimulate your creative work. Learn something new and take your painting and photography to new levels.  Vicki’s Studio in Delray Beach is open to the public on the first Friday of each month during the “First Friday Artwalks”. Visit Artists’Alley where you will find a vibrant group of artists working in various mediums.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details and some sneak peeks.  Sign up NOW for her Workshops!

V I C K I       S I E G E L

Workshop And Exhibits, 2018




Vicki Siegel’s studio in Delray


Friday, February 2, 2018

6 – 9 PM

354 NE 4th Street    Delray Beach

In Artists’ Alley


“See It Coming” by Vicki Siegel

Vicki Siegel Keys Workshop




February 9 & 10, 2018

9:30 am – 3:30 pm, Fee: $315

Old School Square
51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach


Learn exciting new ways to layer acrylics to create rich and complex surfaces. Artists working in all media or style will benefit from this innovative way of thinking about materials. Gels, pastes, acrylic skins, masking, stencils, transparent and translucency and direct image transfers will be explained. Whether a beginner or an accomplished artist, you will be inspired by the information packed demonstrations. Siegel, a Golden Artist Educator, will give you the chance to try some new and fun paint products while creating new work on canvas and paper.
or call 561 243-7922, x317 or x478



“See” by Vicki Siegel




Color, Mediums and Photographic Images
Friday/Saturday March 23 -24, 2018

9:30 am – 4:30 pm, Cost: $315

Armory Art Center,
811 Park Place, West Palm Beach


Learn to use gels, pastes and mediums. In depth knowledge of acrylic paint will be gained through the lectures. Work with transferring printed images into wet acrylic materials and finish up with paintings loaded with color, texture, and patterns. On day two you will learn how to paint on photographs – use your own images or ones the instructor provides. You will be inspired by the information packed demonstrations. Explore how to incorporate personal imagery. Contact the registrar for the supply list.  Or email Vicki:
9:30am – 4:30pm Cost: $315
Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach  Call the registrar 561 832-1776



“Dream” by Vicki Siegel



Vicki Siegel’s work combines painting and photography together. She creates images that unite her fascination with the world around her with the physicality of paint. Blending the two art forms is a process that results in images that are both real and imaginary. The photographers gaze allows her to observe and archive reality, while the paint flows from her subconscious to my brush in marks that are uniquely her own.

Siegel says, “In my work I ask the viewer to engage by comparing what is photographic and what is paint, but also what is personal and what is universal”. It is her hope that the viewer sees her vision of how strange and wonderful life is, and how beautiful nature is and the necessity of preserving it.



“Share” by Vicki Siegel

Visit her website :
On Instagram as vickisiegelart
On Facebook as vickisiegel and vickisiegelart




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Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

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Cornell Art Museum Presents 2nd Annual Art On The Square In Delray Beach On February 10 and 11 With Free Admission

The Cornell Art Museum presents the 2nd annual Art on the Square juried fine art show, featuring original works in all media by more than 100 fine art and fine craft artists from around the country.  Show dates are Saturday & Sunday, February 10 & 11. Admission is free. The Museum is located on the campus of Old School Square in the heart of downtown Delray Beach. This premiere outdoor gallery will feature an impressive showcase of paintings, glass, ceramics, fiber art, jewelry, metal work, photography, woodwork and multi-media sculpture.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Visit the Cornell Art Museum’s Looking Glass, Looking Back and Spotlight Gallery Exhibitions at a special $5.00 admission the entire weekend.




51 N. Swinton Avenue    Delray Beach, FL 33444





Saturday & Sunday, February 10 & 11

10 am  – 5 pm  Both Days

Admission is free

On the campus of Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Avenue  Delray Beach FL.


Reliquary Jar Outer Glow Henry Levine



The Cornell Art Museum presents the 2nd annual Art on the Square juried fine art show, featuring original works in all media by more than 100 fine art and fine craft artists from around the country.  

Marc and Wendy Zoschke “Forever” Glass infused Trinidad jasper, white sapphire, mixed metals



The Cornell Art Museum front lawn and Old School Square center grounds will be transformed into an exciting outdoor gallery, welcoming art collectors and enthusiasts to meet the artists and discover something new for everyone!


Werner Holzbaur Wood Eagle Ray


Enjoy live music as you stroll among the exhibiting artists booths and visit the Hospitality Tent for gourmet bites and refreshments.

James Ardis Copper/Metal Large Ginko Round





The Cornell Art Museum strives to show nationally and internationally recognized, contemporary artists who create innovative and provocative works of art.  Inquisitive visitors enjoy intriguing pieces of artwork while discovering new artists and styles.  The Museum exposes the greater Delray Beach and South Florida communities to artwork that is culturally relevant and exciting, hoping to foster creativity and inspire imagination.  Museum shows typically begin with a theme and blossom into dynamic group exhibitions that excite visitors from all backgrounds. 



Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach and has served as the community’s gathering place for over 25 years. The historic campus welcomes half a million people each year for programs, classes, events and rental activities and includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and shows. The Creative Arts School (2nd floor of the Crest Theatre building) offers art, photography and writing classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events.

Old School Square programs are sponsored in part by the City of Delray Beach, the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, the Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, and the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.


For information on all programs and services, call 561-243-7922 or visit





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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

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