“Annual Summer Salon” Featuring Martin Artisans Guild Opens Wednesday, July 3 And Offers An Artist Talk On Wednesday, August 7. Come To The Palm Room In Stuart And Enjoy The Celebration

The Martin Artisans Guild invites you to “Annual Summer Salon” a new exhibit at The Palm Room Art Gallery and Artisans Boutique located in Stuart’s Harbour Bay Plaza. Enjoy the Opening Reception on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, featuring live music, cash bar and the delectable appetizers for which the Guild has become known.  A second opportunity to get to know the people behind the art takes place on Wednesday, August 7, 2024  at a “Meet the Artists” event. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique

 

 

 

 

 

Opening  Reception  

“ANNUAL  SUMMER  SALON”

 

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

5:30  to  7:30 pm

 

 

 

Alexandra Akerberg

 

 

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm; Sundays 11 am – 2 pm

 

 

Barb Bucci

 

 

 3746 SE Ocean Blvd.  Stuart, FL

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

 

 

 

 

Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill

 

Show runs from July 3 – August 31, 2024

 

 

 

A second opportunity for celebration is

“Meet the Artists”

 

 

Plan on being there !!!!

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2024

 

 

 4-6 pm

 

 

 

THE    TALENTED   ARTISTS:

 

Alexandra Akerberg

Barb Bucci

Chris Kling  

Danuta Rothschild

James J. DeMartis

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Jose Farinas

Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill

Lynn Morgan

Marian Vitale

Sue Klahne

Susan Clifford  

Dot Galfond

Tepa Charles

Mallo Bisset

Michaelann Bellerjeau

 

 

 

 

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

(Or yourself….)

 

 

 

 

For more information, visit www.martinartisansguild.org.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

 

 

“Tropical Temptations” Opens At Martin Artisan Guild’s Palm Room In Harbour Bay Plaza Stuart On Wednesday May 1st. Enjoy A “Meet The Artists” On Wednesday, June 5th

The Martin Artisans Guild invites you to “Tropical Temptations” an exhibit at The Palm Room Art Gallery and Artisans Boutique located in Stuart’s Harbour Bay Plaza. Enjoy the Opening Reception on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, featuring live music, cash bar and the delectable appetizers for which the Guild has become known.  A second opportunity to get to know the people behind the art takes place on Wednesday, June 5, 2024  at a “Meet the Artists” event.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This is the PERFECT PLACE to buy Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and ANY DAY gifts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique

 

 

”   TROPICAL    TEMPTATIONS  ”

 

 

 

 

Opening  Reception

 

Wednesday, May 1st

5:30 to 7:30 pm

 

 

 

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm

 

 

 3746 SE Ocean Blvd.  Stuart, FL

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

 

 

“Kiters Comin’ In” by Kim Beltrame

 

 

 

Show runs from May 1 – June 29, 2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Carrot Rock BVI” by Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

 

 

A second opportunity for celebration is “Meet the Artists”

 

 

Plan on being there

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

 4-6 pm

 

 

 

 

 

“Lilies” by Glen Allen

 

 

 

The    talented    artists    include:

 

Michaelann Bellerjeau

Glen Allen

Mickey Rudolph

Mark Stall

Caryl Pomales

Kimberly Beltrame

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Curt Whiticar

Mallo Bisset

 

 

 

Check out the very special and one-of-a-kind items in the Artisans Boutique – you’ll find great Mother’s & Father’s Day gifts plus “Any Day” Gifts!

 

 

 

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

(Or yourself….)

 

 

 

 

For more information, visit www.martinartisansguild.org.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

 

“Spring Forward” With The Martin Artisans Guild Newest Exhibition At The Opening Reception On Wednesday, March 13 And Mark Your Calendars For The Special Artists Talk On Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Where do the artists of the Martin Artisans Guild get their energy?  A week after a successful Open Studio Tour, you can celebrate their newest exhibit “Spring Forward” at the Opening Reception on Wednesday, March 13th at the Palm Room in Stuart, Fl.  The Palm Room celebrates 2D and 3D artworks, including wearable art pieces and their Opening Receptions are grand with plenty of food and libations.  On Wednesday, April 3 you can hear the artists speak about their work and why they create what they do!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique

 

 

 

 

“S P R I N G       F O R W A R D”

Opening Reception

Wednesday, March 13, 5:30 – 7:30

Live music, cash bar, hors d’oeuvres

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm

 

 

 3746 SE Ocean Blvd.  Stuart, FL

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

 

 

 

 

Show runs from Wednesday, March 13  through  April 27, 2024

 

 

 

Doreen E. Lepore

Dot Galfond

Glen Allen

James J. Demartis

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Jose Farinos

Kimberly D Beltrame

Linda Reymore

Lynn Morgan

Maria Miele

Martha Quigley

Mickey Rudolph 

MJ Dowling

Patricia Pasbrig

Susan Clifford

Suzan Allen

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

(Or yourself….)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Division of Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

 

 

For more information, visit www.martinartisansguild.org.

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

 

 

 

Free Admission To Artisans Of Martin County Open Studio Tour March 2 and 3, 2024. See Where The Artists Create. Free Event

The 8th Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour (MCOST) on Saturday, March 2 & Sunday, March 3, 2024 will feature over 35 artists in their studios and galleries!  Enjoy this Free event and watch the artists creating their work, interact with them, learn about how they create and see what materials they use. Some will offer refreshments and special surprises! Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the thriving arts scene in Martin County!  Meet the artists, ask questions, explore new venues and see their newest drawings, watercolors, oils, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and fiber arts that they will be displaying and selling.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARTIN      COUNTY      OPEN      STUDIO      TOUR

 

 

Saturday,  March   2   &   Sunday,  March 3,   2024  

 

 

~FREE     To     ATTEND~

 

 

10 am – 5 pm    each   day

 

 

MARTIN     COUNTY,   FL

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MAP!

 

 

 

 

MCOST.org

 

 

 

Photography by Mark Stall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Untitled painting by James J. DeMartis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Great Patience” by Patricia Pasbrig

 

 

 

 

Don’t miss this chance to discover a treasure of your own!

 

 

 

 

“Sea Dancer” by Chris Kling

 

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTISTS

 

Alex Akerberg

LauraKay Whiticar-Darvill

Curt Whiticar

James J. DeMartis

Glen Allen

Suzan Allen

Barbara Bucci

Deborah Bottorff

Cynthia Cooper

Chris Kling

Ed Douglas

Patricia Reagan

Judi LeBlanc

Glenda Skarie

Raymond Reiland

Lanette Janelle-North

Dinija Berkien

Carolyn Walsh

Mallo Bisset

Dot Galfond

Tepa Charles

Abigale Stachowski

Patricia Pasbrig

Sue Klahne

Margarita Nielsen-Palacios

Maria Miele

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Martha Quigley

Michaelann Bellerjeau

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Renee Keil

Eduardo Gomez

Kimberly Beltrame

Mark Stall

Mary Mirabito

Sally Browning Pearson

Caryl Pomales

 

 

 

 

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

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

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

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

 

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

11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Renowned Marine Painter, Curt Whiticar Will Be Featured At The Elliot Museum With An Opening Reception On Monday, February 12, 2024. Memories Of Curt’s 106 Year Life Bring Local History Alive!

Curt Whiticar‘s Marine art will be featured at The Elliot Museum with an Opening Reception On Monday, February 12, 2024.  Curt lived a colorful life on and off the canvas, celebrating his 106th birthday just before his passing.  His story and his paintings bring us a rich history of Stuart, FL.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the exhibit as well as his paintings. Curt’s paintings, book, and notecards will be part of the Elliot Museum offerings and Martin County Open Studio Tour which takes place on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, 2024. Mark your calendars!

 

 

 

 

825 NE Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, FL

 

http://hsmc-fl.com

772.225.1961

 

 

 

 

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2024  

5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

 

 

 

Curt Whiticar

 

 

 

THE  EARLY  YEARS

 

Born on February 13, 1911, in Fairton, New Jersey, Curt’s family spent the winters in Fairton while his dad worked on an oyster boat out from Bivalve about twelve miles southeast of the town.  During the summers, they moved to Fortescue, a remote fishing village on the Delaware Bay  where his dad had a charter fishing business.  They lived without running water or electricity on a little barge pulled up on the beach.

 

 

“Sailfishing off  Stuart” by Curt Whiticar

(Curt is in the boat in the background)

Curt was very active in the Stuart Sailfish Club (treasurer for many years) and designed the Sailfish pins and Sailfish Release pins for the club.  This picture was often used as publicity for the Sailfish club and the Whiticar Fleet.

 

 

 

Curt relays in his biography, ” Dad hated the job of oystering; it was cold and miserable on the freezing bay in the winter.  In 1917, a man in a charter fishing party told Dad about a place in Florida where he could catch about a thousand pounds of fish a day!  Of course, this was Stuart, and the man had been a guest at Bay Tree Lodge on Sewalls Point.  As a result, Dad decided to go south in October of that year.  On the way down, we were on a steamship and ran into a hurricane.  After arriving, Dad rented a small wooden cottage on Akron Avenue and acquired a 23 foot fishing boat with a one-cylinder engine and a top speed of seven miles an hour.  Dad was now a commercial fisherman in Stuart during the winter season and a charter fisherman in New Jersey in summer!

 

 

 

HE’S IN THE PAINTING BUSINESS !

 

 

“When I was about eleven or twelve years old, my father owned two charter boats which he used for sport fishing in New Jersey.  There were about 75 other charter boats at Fortescue.  The little village had no marine railway to haul boats from the water for repair and painting, so when the boats needed repainting, the owners would run them up on the beach at high tide, then repaint or repair when the tide was lower.  Most boat owners just painted over the names which were on the stern and bow of the boats. When the repainted hull was dry, they would repaint the letters.  They were not proficient at lettering and did not have proper brushes, so the result was usually pretty bad. I acquired a good red sable brush and repainted the lettering on Dad’s boats.  I did a pretty good job, especially by comparison, and soon all the boat captains paid me to reletter their boats.  Also, the hotel managers or owners hired me to paint their signs, and I put some scenes on them.  As a result, as a twelve year old boy, I was in business with painting”. 

 

 

Painting by Curt Whiticar

Foundering Norwester Rescue:  This painting shows boats in the wild seas that is a depiction of a rescue.  Curt and his mate, in his boat the Gulfstream, rescued 6 people, 3 others were rescued by 2 other boats and one man drowned.  He later salvaged the boat, rebuilt it and used it for many years.

 

 

 

“After I graduated from high school, I studied engineering at Bliss Electrical School in Washington, D.C.  I worked for Western Electric Company in New Jersey for a while, but the pay was poor, and I did not enjoy the work.  I joined my father and two brothers in the charter fishing business, and we became the “Whiticar Fleet.”  At one time, we had 7 boats chartering from our home on West Lake in Port Sewall.  For several years, we went back north to charter during the summer as there was very little summer tourist business here. In the winter of 1938-39, I met a young lady who had come to Florida as a governess for Mr. & Mrs. James Reardon.  On April 14, 1939, Elsa and I were married in my unfinished house on  Willoughby Creek and spent the first night of our honeymoon on North Lake in one of my Dad’s boats.  We were married for sixty-eight years”.

 

 

 

“In the winter of 1946, I was on the river with a charter fishing party.  We decided the inlet there was too rough and dangerous to navigate, so we headed south to try to go out into the ocean at West Palm Beach.  A 42 foot boat with ten people aboard tried to go out through the inlet and capsized.  I returned to the inlet, transferred my party to another boat, and went out into the churning waters.  My mate, Jim Foley, and I rescued six of the persons, my brother Jack rescued two persons with his boat, another boat captain, Earl Dare, rescued one person, and one man drowned.  The boat foundered and was eventually towed into Salerno Pocket.  It was put up for bid, and I was the high bidder at $3000.  I repaired the boat, rebuilt the engines, and made quite a few changes in order to get the boat documented for charter fishing.  The “Norwester” became one of the seven boats in our fleet”.

 

BUILDING A BUSINESS OF BUILDING BOATS

 

 

“In 1946, my brother wanted me to build a new boat for him.  Dad had a lot next to his house where  I could build the boat, but I needed a building.  Camp Murphy (now Jonathan Dickinson State Park) had been an Army camp during the war.  The US government auctioned off the buildings, and I bid $475 on the mess hall, $30 for an officers’ latrine, and $25 for another building.  The buildings had to be removed from the property within thirty days. We marked each piece and disassembled the entire building, reassembling it on our property.  It is still in use, having survived the big hurricane of 1949.  Without an organized crew of builders, I quit charter fishing entirely and concentrated on boat building. My brother-in-law, John Dragseth, joined me as vice-president, and since inception, we have built 63 boats at Whiticar Boat Works, Inc”.

 

 

 

Painting by Curt Whiticar

As his boats became well known for performing well in the rolling ocean waters , he decided to open a boat building and repair business. “Whiticar Boat Basin”, then “Whiticar Boat Works” was established in 1947. It has recently been sold.

 

The company built boats that became world famous among the power boating communities. His expertise in lettering the name of the boat in gold leaf on the stern was legendary.

 

 

Curt retired from the boatworks at the age of seventy-five in 1986 and the business stayed in the family.  Curt still had a workbench and locker there where he repaired  and worked and make picture frames.  “Since retiring, I have the time to do a lot more oil painting.  Of more than  950 paintings, all but 140 have been done since I retired.  I also make most of the frames for my pictures.  I like to purchase antique frames and refinish them; however, such frames are difficult to find, and the good ones are expensive.  I still find an occasional frame at the flea market when I go there on Sundays. Elsa and I have three children, and all live in the area.  We also have 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.   At the age of ninety-six, I enjoy playing golf three times a week as well as  oil painting”. 

 

 

THOUGHTS ON MY PAINTINGS

 

 

“None of my educational classes included art; however, through the years, I have sat in on a few local art classes.  Perhaps my foremost learning experience was my contact with Bean Backus, whom I knew quite well.  He was my mentor.  Before 1950, I had painted only about 25 – 30 works of art.  At that time, our home here in Port Sewall burned to the ground and destroyed all the paintings except about five or six.  After we rebuilt our present home on the same foundation, I did spend a little time painting; however, I was busy with designing and building boats until 1986.  Then, at the age of seventy-five, I retired and had the time to do more painting.  My favorite medium is oil, and I have always favored Florida landscape and seascape scenes.  However, I also paint quite a lot of local historical scenes as well as anything I feel that people would like hanging on their walls”.  

 

 

 

 

“The Billy Conpatchie’s Family 1910:  This shows a Seminole Indian Family in the village” by Curt Whiticar  

 

 

 

“Over the years, I have given many paintings to my family, a few to close friends, some to local charities for fund-raising, and some to the Historical Society and Stuart Heritage Museum.Some on loan to the Maritime and Yachting Museum and to the Chapman School.I have never made a serious effort to sell my paintings; however, I have sold some of them upon request.I have completed over 1800 paintings! In the early days, I liked to purchase antique frames and refinish them, if needed, for my paintings.However, by the time I retired from Whiticar Boat Works, Inc., antique frames were seldom available for purchase, so I make my own frames using various kinds of wood such as cypress, mahogany, ash, pecky cypress, wormy chestnut and other woods.I also make stretcher frames for the canvas for the paintings”.

 

 

 

 I moved to Stuart with my family in 1917 at the age of six. I was active in the community within several organizations, and especially in the Stuart Sailfish Club which was formed to attract tourists to Stuart.  As a conservation advocate, I promoted and designed the release pins as a means of protecting our sailfish from being caught and destroyed.  In addition, I rescued six people who were drowning in treacherous water off of the St. Lucie Inlet.  The fishing and boating industry drew my family here and I have seen many changes.  However, Martin County is still a wonderful place to be!!

 

 

 

 

ACL Railroad Station:  This is the old railroad station at Stuart in 1905 (originally Potsdam) by Curt Whiticar

Products shipped were mainly pineapples and fish. 

 

 

 

NATURE AND WILDLIFE

 

Curt’s love of nature is shown in his Florida inland scenes.  The beauty of the trees and rivers is reflected in a variety of colors and landscapes.  He also features a variety of animals, especially birds in his paintings.  Although he always lived near the ocean, he enjoyed traveling.  And, he read National Geographic Magazine and frequently used pictures from the magazine for ideas for his paintings.

 

 

 

Sunrise Sunset Painting by Curt Whiticar

 

 

 

WHITICAR WATERWAY TALES 

 

 

 At the age of 95, after being persuaded by local historian, Sandy Thurlow, Curt sat down to write out some of his experiences.  Seventy five handwritten pages later, he was finished with the future book “Whiticar Waterway Tales”.  He was convinced that no one except his three children and Sandy Thurlow would read it, and asked for 4 copies.  After about six months, the book had become a 100 page narrative book with illustrations and pictures.  Two thousand copies were printed, and about 200 copies are still available.  Contact Laura Kay to order a book.

 

 

 

 

 

FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THIS EXHIBIT:

Email Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill fishlkd@hotmail.com

Or Call to make an appointment to visit the House With The Purple Shutters

772-834-6202

To See More of Curt Whiticar’s artwork:   www.curtwhiticar.com

 

 

FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT 

THE STUDIO TOUR:

https://martinartisansguild.org/mcost-details

 

 

 

 

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

11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

 

Martin Artisans Guild Open Studio Tour 2024 Kicks Off With Preview Exhibit At Elliott Museum On Thursday, February 15, 2024. Save The March 2 & 3 For The Open Studio Tour

The Martin Artisans Guild and The Elliott Museum invite you to the 8th annual Preview Exhibit for the Martin County Open Studio Tour on Thursday, February 15.  The Opening Reception, featuring the art of  37 artists will have live music, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The artists of the 2024 tour will be on hand to talk about their work and encourage you to visit their Open Studios from 10 am to 5 pm on March 2 and March 3!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This exhibit will be available from February 15 – end February 2024.

 

 

 

825 NE Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tour   Preview   2024

Thursday, February 15, 2024

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

 

Join us for this exciting preview of the work of the talented artists of the Martin Artisans Guild who will be participating in the area’s premier art event – the 2024 Martin County Open Studio Tour! See the artists’ work to help you decide which studios you want to visit.

 

 

Sculpture by Eduardo Gomez

 

 

FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE STUDIO TOUR:

https://martinartisansguild.org/mcost-details

 

 

 

 

 

One of a Kind Wearable Art by Glenda Skarie

 

 

 

As you walk through this wonderful museum’s galleries, enjoy the live music, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Meet the artists who will be participating in the upcoming Martin County Open Studio Tour, browse and buy original works of art including paintings, photography, sculpture, pastels, art-to-wear, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, unique glass works, and much more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Storm on the Hammock” by Margarita Nielsen-Palacios

 

 

 

 

Once a year, the best artists in Martin County open their studios to the public and give you the opportunity to see the creative process in person!  We will provide a map to the artists’ studios, and you can visit as many of them as you would like. At the studios, you will be able to watch the artists creating their work, interact with them, learn about how they create and see their setup and materials. Some of the studios will be offering refreshments and special surprises. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the thriving arts scene in Martin County!

 

 

 

Original Ceramics by Carolyn Walsh

 

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTISTS

 

Alex Akerberg

LauraKay Whiticar-Darvill

Curt Whiticar

James J. DeMartis

Glen Allen

Suzan Allen

Barbara Bucci

Deborah Bottorff

Cynthia Cooper

Chris Kling

Ed Douglas

Patricia Reagan

Judi LeBlanc

Glenda Skarie

Raymond Reiland

Lanette Janelle-North

Dinija Berkien

Carolyn Walsh

Mallo Bisset

Dot Galfond

Tepa Charles

Abigale Stachowski

Patricia Pasbrig

Sue Klahne

Margarita Nielsen-Palacios

Maria Miele

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Martha Quigley

Michaelann Bellerjeau

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Renee Keil

Eduardo Gomez

Kimberly Beltrame

Mark Stall

Mary Mirabito

Sally Browning Pearson

Caryl Pomales

 

 

 

 

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

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

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

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

 

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

11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martin Artisans Guild Opens “Kaleidoscope” Exhibit Wednesday, January 3, 2024 And Meet The Artists On Wednesday, February 7. Stop By The Final “Sip And Shop” For 2023 On Saturday, December 30.

Before the Martin Artisans Guild opens their upcoming show in January at The Palm Room Art Gallery and Artisans Boutique in Stuart, you still have time to enjoy and take 10% off purchases at the final 2023 Sip & Shop on Saturday, December 30. Enjoy the Opening Reception of “Kaleidoscope” on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, featuring live music, cash bar and the delectable appetizers for which the Guild has become known.  Get to know the people behind the art on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at a “Meet the Artists” event.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique

 

 

 3746 SE Ocean Blvd.  Stuart, FL

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm

(excluding Christmas Day)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The    talented    artists    include:

Caryl Pomales

Deborah Bottorff

Denise Jackson

Dot Galfond

Eduardo Gomez

Glen Allen

Glenda Skarie

Jackie Sanchez

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Janis Clary

Kimberly D Beltrame

Laura Kay Whiticar-Darvill

Lynda Reymore

Lynn Morgan

Margarita Nielsen Palacios

Maria Miele

Mary Mirabito

Mickey Rudolph

Patricia Pasbrig

Renee Keil

Suzan Allen

Wayne King

 

 

 

 

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

(Or yourself….)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, visit www.martinartisansguild.org.

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

 

 

Caryl Pomales Is Hosting A One Day Holiday Hand-Painted Designer Handbag Extravaganza On Monday, December 4 At The Palm Room Gallery & Artisans Boutique. All Palm Room Artists Are Offering 10% Off For Shoppers.

Caryl Pomales is hosting a 1 day Holiday Hand Painted Designer Handbag Extravaganza at The Palm Room Gallery and Artisans Boutique in Stuart. Enter a drawing for a hand-painted Kate Spade wristlet with purchase ($189. value).  ALL Palm Room Artists are offering 10% off boutique prices on Monday, December 4, 2023.   Refreshments and holidays treats will be served throughout the day.  Caryl is sharing a personalized take on elevating a designer bag to be truly one-of-a-kind!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

1 day only

Enter drawing to win a hand-painted Kate Spade wristlet with purchase ($189.00 value) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique

 

 

Hand-painted one-of-a-kind Kate Spade handbag by Caryl Pomales

 

 

 

 3746 SE Ocean Blvd.  Stuart, FL

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

 

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm

(excluding Christmas Day)

Caryl Pomales tells The Rickie Report, ” For as long as I can remember, I’ve been guided by a creative force. Creative magic began for me as an adolescent. My love of color merged on to canvas in a free and exciting way and I was inspired to continue on with learning more and expanding my creative painting practice. I was hooked! My adult career was diversified however, I continued to deepen my knowledge and awareness of self and my connection with the universe through my artistic expression. I never lost sight of my ultimate dream of becoming a full time artist, painter and creative designer”.

 

 

Hand-painted one-of-a-kind Kate Spade handbags by Caryl Pomales

 

 

 

She explains, “Although it seems like yesterday, it’s been a decade since my mom, (my very best friend and mentor) passed away from Alzheimer’s disease. In her final months, she lost her ability to verbally communicate; however, though words failed us, I knew that something must still speak. I learned at this point that when words fail, images and art speaks. Creative signs of affection and drawings became my primary form of communication. A picture became worth a thousand words and a lifetime of love”.

 

 

 

Hand-painted one-of-a-kind Kate Spade handbag by Caryl Pomales

 

 

 

Caryl’s painting practice was influenced by and continues to flourish out of a need to communicate and to express joy, love and compassion. It remains a daily labor of love.  She says, “I truly believe that art shines a light and speaks, some days as a delicate whisper; other days it is a mighty roar. Regardless, I listen to this voice, as I truly believe that light shines a light, and is the only form of expression that speaks unwaveringly! 

 

Listen to your inner voice, rediscover the child that lives within you, be curious and brave, break a few rules along the way and follow your dreams with kindness and a revolution in your heart. The rest will take care of itself.     ~Caryl Pomales

 

Caryl is an active member of Artists’ of Florida-LLC, North County Art League, Tequesta, FL; The Norton Museum, West Palm Beach, FL; The Vero Beach Art Museum of Vero Beach, FL; The Wellington Art Society, Wellington, FL; The Arts Council of Martin County FL, Stuart, FL.  Recent Recognitions include: Graduate 2020 of the Immersion SPD Course with designer Bonnie Christine. Featured Artist, Artsy Shark 2019; Honorable Mention 39th Annual Members’ Show,  Lighthouse Art Center, Tequesta, FL; 2nd Place Winner for “Flourish” at the Tropical Temptations Exhibition at the Palm Room Art Gallery & Artisans Boutique.

 

 

 

www.carylfineart.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/carylfineart

Facebook: www.facebook.com/carylfineart

For more information about The Palm Room visit www.martinartisansguild.org.

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

Martin Artisans Guild Opens “Tis The Season” At Palm Room Gallery & Boutique With Reception On November 1st And Artist Talk On December 6, 2023

The Martin Artisans Guild invites you to “Tis The Season” an exhibit at The Palm Room Art Gallery and Artisans Boutique located in Stuart’s Harbour Bay Plaza. Enjoy the Opening Reception on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, featuring live music, cash bar and the delectable appetizers for which the Guild has become known.  Get to know the people behind the art on Wednesday, December 6, at a “Meet the Artists” event.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Tis The Season”

 

 

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm

(excluding Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day)

 

 

“Summer Solstice” by Linda Reymore

 

 

 

 

 

 3746 SE Ocean Blvd.  Stuart, FL

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Abundance of Sunshine” by Josephine Stokes

 

 

 

Show runs from Wednesday, November 1-Saturday, December 30, 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Sangria Bowl” by Patricia Reagan

 

 

The    talented    artists    include:

 

 

Carolyn Walsh

Caryl Pomales

Charlie Cote

Chris Kling

Cynthia Cooper

Deborah Bottorff

Dinija Berkien

Ed Douglas

Glen Allen

Jane Baldridge

Josephine Stokes

Judi LeBlanc

Linda Reymore

Lynn Morgan

Maria Miele

Mark Stall

Mary Mirabito

Nancy Smyth

Patricia Pasbrig

Patricia Reagan

Sue Klahne

Suzan Allen

 

 

 

 

 

“Three Sisters” by Caryl Pomales

 

 

 

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

(Or yourself….)

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, visit www.martinartisansguild.org.

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

Palm Room Room Art Gallery & Boutique Features Artists Talk On Wednesday, June 7, 2023 In Stuart. Meet The Artists, Enjoy The Exhibit, Shop The Boutique

The Martin Artisans Guild invites you to “Tropical Temptations” an exhibit at The Palm Room Art Gallery and Artisans Boutique located in Stuart’s Harbour Bay Plaza. Get to know the people behind the art on Wednesday, June 7, at a “Meet the Artists” event.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique

 

“Tropical      Temptations”

MEET  THE  ARTISTS  

Wednesday June 7

4-6 PM  

Fabulous Hors d’oeuvres

 

 

 

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 3746 SE Ocean Blvd.  Stuart, FL

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

 

 

 

 

The    Talented    Artists :

 

 

  • Billie Jo Thomson

  • Caryl Pomales

  • Dot Galfond

  • Glen Allen

  • James J. DeMartis

  • Jane Lawton Baldridge

  • Janis Clary “O”

  • Kimberly D Beltrame

  • Lynn Morgan

  • Mallo Bisset

  • Suzan Allen

 

 

For more information, visit www.martinartisansguild.org.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986