Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA) Invites You To Cruise To Cuba In November! Have Fun And Continue The Legacy: 30 Years Of Scholarships To High School And College Students

Join the Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA) for their 30th Anniversary FUNdraiser on a Cruise to Cuba this November, 2019!  Over the past 30 years, WITVA has given almost $400,000 in scholarships to talented and deserving high school and college students.  Can’t make the cruise?  Please consider a donation to WITVA’s 30 for 30 Scholarship Campaign.  Some cabin categories are being sold out!  Deposits are fully refundable until July, 2019.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to make your plans now!  Kudos to WITVA, for supporting the visual arts by educating the next generations.  You do not have to be a member of WITVA to cruise!  A portion of the cruise price includes a tax deductible donation to WITVA.













For information about the cruise or the 30 for 30 please contact Sandy Ryter at 561-391-9109.

Although it is almost a year away, some cabin categories are being sold out! Deposits are fully refundable until July of 2019 ($50.00 processing fee applies).  For information about how to join Women In The Visual Arts please go to: www.WITVA.org








WITVA has given almost $400,000 in scholarships to talented and deserving high school and college students. Can’t make the cruise? Please consider donating to our 30 for 30 scholarship campaign.


For information about how to join Women In The Visual Arts, this event, or other programs please go to: www.WITVA.org





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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Fort Lauderdale Branch of National League Of American Pen Women Shares Call For Juried All Media Exhibition

The Fort Lauderdale Branch of National League of American Pen Women shares a Call for Artists for a juried exhibition of all media. The event takes place at the Herb Skolnick Community Center in Pompano Beach, FL.  The public is invited to an Awards Luncheon on Friday, February 15th.   The Rickie Report shares the details and urges the artists to apply – and art patrons to visit the exhibit, which opens February 6th through March 6th 2019.  This Call for entries is open to non- member as well as members!


















Exhibit Available February 6 – March 6, 2019



Herb Skolnick Community Center

800 SW 36th Avenue   Pompano Beach, FL 33069





 1st prize 2018    “Mocha, A Cats Life”, by MaryAnn Mullet




Entry Deadline: Thursday, January 31st

Cost:  $20 Member/Patrons $30 Non- Members (2 pieces) 

Delivery Date:  Wednesday, February 6th, 11:30-12:30

Pickup Date:     Wednesday, March 6th, 11:30-12:30

Judge: Beth Ravitz

Ribbons & Cash Prizes:

1ST  2ND, 3RD & Honorable Mentions

Monetary awards:  A major entry portion of the proceeds will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.  



Click to Link to Application





Friday, February 15, 2018 

11:30 AM

Reservations necessary –see prospectus

Demonstration by Jewelry Artists:

 Lee Tatem and Marlene Hammel











About the National League of American Pen Women:

Since its founding in 1897 by Marian Longfellow O’Donoghue, Henry Longfellow’s niece, the League seeks to create progression and advancement in visual arts, literary work, and musical composition. As the oldest and largest women’s arts organization, members share their creativity in a number of ways, including workshops, exhibitions, discussion groups, performances, demonstrations and lectures, fostering networking and friendships among members, while maintaining a high, broad standard of work, effort and strength that comes from the union. Each year the Fort Lauderdale Branch awards three $1,000 scholarships to a high school senior woman who has been accepted and enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college, university or technical school.


Visit: lauderdalepenwomen.wixsite.com/nlapw


For additional information please call 954-527-0407










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Armory Art Center Offers Free Lunch And Learn On January 10th About Grassy Waters Nature Preserve And Photography Contest

The Armory Art Center invites the public to a free lunch and learn event on Thursday, January 10. Guest speaker, Steve Scherer will speak about the Grassy Waters Nature Preserve and its upcoming Photography Contest.  The photographs will be exhibited at the Armory Art Center on April 12.  Bring your lunch and an open mind to learn about art!  First time students can pick up a $30 coupon toward an 8-week class.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.








811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org



Grassy Waters Nature Preserve


Upcoming Photography Contest

Thursday, January 10

12:45 – 1:30 pm

 Bring your own lunch

Media Room

Armory Art Center

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401







Join us for an information session with Steve Scherer about the Grassy Waters Nature Photography Contest. Steve visits us from the Grassy Waters Preserve, to tell us more about their upcoming photography contest.

Armory students and the general public are invited to attend this free and exciting opportunity. Lunch and Learn is held from 12:45 – 1:30 pm in the Media room. Bring your lunch and an open mind not only to learn about art, but also get to know some of our fascinating guests—our veteran and new faculty members, artists-in-residence, visiting master artists, and more.

Pick up a coupon for $30 off an 8-week class when you attend a lunch and learn. First-time students only.



About Grassy Waters Nature Preserve:





Grassy Waters Preserve is a 23 square mile wetlands ecosystem that serves as the freshwater supply for the City of West Palm Beach and the towns of South Palm Beach and Palm Beach Island. Historically, Grassy Waters was both a key component of the Greater Everglades watershed and the headwaters of the Northwest Fork of the Loxahatchee River.

Although human needs have lead to severe alterations to the flow of water through South Florida, Grassy Waters Preserve remains a pristine remnant of the once great Everglades system. A mosaic of wetlands, tree islands, and forested hammocks, Grassy Waters Preserve is home to a variety of native wildlife. Commonly sighted species including the Everglades snail kite, wood stork, white ibis, great blue heron, white tailed deer, otter, bobcat, and alligator.



Grassy Waters Preserve-Cypress Mound

Photography by Dolores Kiriacan



In addition to meeting local demands for freshwater, Grassy Waters Preserve also provides hands-on educational experiences for learners of all ages. Access to this historic wetland reconnects visitors with the natural heritage of West Palm Beach. Trails of varying lengths and difficulties are accessible to the public free of charge. Experienced naturalists also provide guided canoe and hiking programs for the public, merit badge programs for scouts, and free field trips for local schools.

The continued pristine beauty of Grassy Waters Preserve is thanks to the Department of Public Utilities Watershed Management Division. The Watershed Management Division is dedicated to protect, preserve and restore the ecological integrity of Grassy Waters Preserve by preventing the proliferation of invasive species, promoting best management practices in water quality and conservation, and educating the public about he importance of this ecosystem.


Do your part to protect this wetland resource by adopting responsible water use practices. Remember you are depended upon the Preserve for water and the Preserve is dependent upon you for protection. Please help to ensure that Grassy Waters Preserve continues to meet both human and ecological freshwater needs for generations to come.


For more information call:  561.804.4985

About The Armory Art Center:



The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.



For more information about classes, workshops, studio  time, or planning other events:

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org





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The New Studio For The Visual Arts Announces Classes, Workshops, Lectures And Exhibitions For January & February, 2019

The New Studio for the Visual Arts announces classes, workshops, lectures, and exhibitions from the beginning of January through the beginning of March, 2019.  Get your calendars out!  Start 2019 with the gift of creativity! From oil painting, watercolor, plein air painting, drawing, pastels, acrylic, mixed media, figure and portraiture, encaustic wax, photography, art history, creative writing, or children’s classes – there really is something for everyone!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.











January 7 – March 1, 2019



Offering classes, workshops, lectures and exhibitions in…

  • Oil painting

  • Watercolor

  • Plein Air Painting

  • Drawing

  • Pastels

  • Acrylic

  • Mix Media

  • Figure and Portraiture

  • Encaustic Wax

  • Photography

  • Children’s Classes

  • Art History

  • Creative Writing

Visit www.thenewstudiova.net for specific scheduling of classes


Call now to Register, RSVP or for additional information call (561) 295-5712 



  • No registration fees

  • No membership fees

  • Prorating available




MARLA GREENFIELD  Watercolor Workshop



Watercolor by Marla Greenfield


You won’t want to miss nationally recognized and award winning watercolorist…

January 16 & 17    10am – 3pm with lunch break     Fee: $300

In this workshop, we will explore the wonderful and unique qualities of watercolor, reinforcing techniques that let the paints do what they do best. We will experiment with allowing the paints to blend on the paper. We will use under painting and subsequent glazing/layering to achieve luminous results.

We will also examine the importance of value and learn how to generate rich darks that make a painting pop. In addition, we will examine Issues including composition and breaking down the process into manageable steps. A photographic reference will be used and sent out ahead of time along with a supply list. Some watercolor experience is suggested.

Learn more about Marla at her website: http://marlagreenfield.com



Call now to register & reserve your spot for this two-day workshop (561) 295-5712







CARL BRETZKE  Painting Nocturnals: a one night workshop

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate in this Workshop by the Nationally Acclaimed and Award Winning artist CARL BRETZKE from Minnesota.

January 19, 2019   6:00 pm  – 10:00 pm   $100

The evening will include a slide presentation: discussing color transitions at night, process and tips, followed by 2 hours of individual painting time with on site critiques. Limited to 15

Please bring painting gear including easel and working portable light
Visit www.carlbretzke.com to view his recent award winning paintings.

Call today at (561) 295-5712 to reserve your place in this very exciting one-day workshop or contact us for additional information.   www.thenewstudiova.net





TED MATZ  Outside Inside: Plein Air Painting Basics 

Have you always wanted to do plein air painting but don’t want to deal with the sun, heat and the bugs? Now this is the perfect opportunity to learn the basics of plein air landscape painting in the comfort of the studio and without the distractions that being in nature provides?

February 9 – 10, 2019    10:00 am – 4:00 pm    $300     www.tedmatz.com





CARYL POMALES    PAWS : Painting Animals With Spirit!

February 14, 15, 16, 2019    10:00 – 4:00pm     $390.00 

Learn to embrace your creative curiosity and paint fearlessly while focusing on the beloved subjects of animals and pets! Caryl Pomales will teach you the exciting method of using oil paints to paint “Alla Prima”(wet-on-wet). Concentrating on the building blocks of a dynamic painting, you’ll learn to paint boldly and freely using vibrant, luscious color.

Caryl will share her individual techniques to capture the unique personalities and nuances of animals on canvas.  Daily lectures, live demonstrations, and hands-on assistance will be included. You will leave with a fearless, creative mindset, an enhanced understanding of composition, focal point, color matching to values and painting with bold, expressive brushwork. In addition, you’ll take home a finished painting of your beloved animal! 

Beginners and experienced artists are welcome! CarylFineArt.com








Lunch & Learn with LACY DAVISSON

“Jack the Dripper: An in-depth look at the work of Jackson Pollock”




Part 1 – Friday, January 18, 2019    12:00 pm – 2:00pm    Light lunch provided

Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club    16823 Captain Kirle Dr. Jupiter, FL 33477



 Part 2 – Friday, March 8, 2019    12:00 pm – 2:00pm   Light lunch provided

Location TBD, please call to confirm location.   Call now to make your RSVP at (561) 295-5712




Lunch & Learn with JOAN LIPTON





“The Wives and Lovers of Picasso and how they influenced each of his styles”


Wednesday, February 13, 2019   12:00 – 2:00 pm    Light lunch provided

Location TBD   Call now to make our RSVP at (561) 295-5712








A Student / Teacher Collaboration


Photo by Edward Munoz



View the photography of David Durbak, adjunct professor of photography at Palm Beach State College and his student Edward Munoz.  

January 7 – January 31, 2019

Opening Reception:  January 11, 2019   6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


Photo by Dave Durbak






View the exciting and innovative artwork by student body of The New Studio for the Visual Arts.

February 4 – March 1, 2019

Opening Reception:  February 8, 2019   6:30 pm – 8:30 pm





May 5 – 12, 2019



The New Studio for the Visual Arts is proud to sponsor Plein Air Paris 2019. Experience the beauty of Paris and the history of art by participating in this exciting plein air painting workshop.







You will experience all aspects of the Parisian urban landscape and culture.  With this workshop you get an actual travel experience, with the advantage of having daily painting instruction and demonstrations from a veteran plein air painter and the information, guidance and the history of Paris from a knowledgeable, English speaking tour guide. 



In this plein air painting workshop you will experience Paris with its iconic architecture, its famous cloud-piercing Eiffel tower, Arc de Triomphe at the end of the most famous avenue of the world, les Champs-Elysees, as well as Notre-Dame and its gargoyles, old bridges and Art Nouveau cafes that are famously part of the City.  You will experience painting in Montmartre, the epicenter of the Impressionists movement as well as other locations within the city where famous painters from history received their inspiration. 

RESERVE your space:  Contact Janet Miller 561.745.1559

For more information about this exhibit, classes, workshops or opportunities to teach:



The New Studio for the Visual Arts mission:

Nurture a vibrant arts community

Foster artistic excellence

Lower the barriers to participation in the arts

Bring people together for a powerful shared experience that inspires a creative exchange of ideas 




No membership fee!
No registration fee!
Prorating available!

Sign up today.

Call 561-295-5712







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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986





Art On Park Gallery Announces Continuation Of “Art By The Inch” Fundraiser, “Members 2019 Exhibit”, Classes, And Art Salon

Art On Park Gallery, home of the Artists of Palm Beach County announces the “Members 2019 Exhibit”, with a free, Opening Reception on Friday, January 11th.  The “Art By The Inch” Scholarship FUNdraising Event will continue.  ALL monies raised will benefit graduating High School Seniors for College/University Level Art Programs.  A Student Exhibit will take place in the Spring, 2019.  Art lovers will enjoy, art students will be aided, and artists will benefit! This is a win-win-win! The Rickie Report shares the details here.










800 Park Avenue   Lake Park, FL  33403

561.345.2842    http://artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com


Hours:  Monday through Saturday Noon – 6 PM


APBC   Art   on   Park   Gallery





Opening  Reception:  

Friday, January 11

 5 – 8 pm  

Free and Open to the public  

Exhibit is available January 2 – 31






Kevin L Baker

Julie Burleigh

Lydia Dardi

Sarahleah Hankes

Jay Hatfield

Harvey Levine

Yury Lobo

Noelle Mccarthy

Edward Muñoz

Susan Oakes

Daniel Pichney

Alvaro Rojas

Marilyn Samwick

Thomas Schmidt

Maxine Schreiber

Phyllis Simon

Bonnie Summer

Steve Varhola

Colette Wilt

Marielle Zuber






“ART   By   The   Inch”

A Fundraiser For Art Student Scholarships






The artworks created in various mediums are:

6 X 6 inches  are $50

8 X 8 inches  are $75

12 X 12 inches are $100



They are being donated by Artists of Palm Beach County members:


Beth Baker, Norman Berman, Marsha Bhagwansingh, BJ Collister, Lydia Dardi, Ken Dempsey, Christine Fogel, Elsebeth Lauge Grue, Caren Hackman, Jean Hutchison, Jennifer Isham, Joan Lagoulis, Frances Lynn, Sarah Mayo, Noelle McCarthy, Pamela Achenson Myers, John Vincent Palozzi, Ginny Pappalardo, Daniel Remmel, Barbara Roehl, Jeannie Rossi, Thomas Rowe, T. C. Schmidt, Maxine Schreiber, Judith Smith and Mary Jane Zapp.

ALL money collected from these pieces will go toward the scholarship fund.





Glass Lampwork Demo

(See how Kelley makes glass beads for her jewelry)


Marsha’s Drawing and Calligraphy Classes 

For more info click HERE

Make your own Jewelry!


For more info click here

Art Salon

Free, All are welcome. Bring one piece of your original, recent art to show and tell. Light refreshments will be served.


6:30 PM



Art On Park is a gallery of local artists of all disciplines bringing you original art in a variety of mediums and price points.  

To become a Friend of APBC Make your Donation:   CLICK HERE

Artists of Palm Beach County, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization

For more information about these exhibits, fundraisers, classes, Art Salons, free events, or to become a member please contact:



www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org                           www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com






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Artists’ Eye Gallery And Boutique Features Jeanne Rossi And Invites Emerging To Professional Artists To Join The Group!

The Lake Worth Art League invites the public to the Free, Opening Reception , “In The Eyes Of The Beholder”, the fourth judged show of eight, in their Eye-Catching Season of Art!  On Friday, January 4 visit the gallery and tell us what you see!  What attracts you to a certain piece of artwork?  See the fashionable artistry of Featured Artist, Jeanne Rossi, who has a particular affinity to Marilyn Monroe.  In addition, The Rickie Report shares a Call to All Artists to exhibit your work at the galleryan unprecedented equal opportunity for all artists, from emerging to professional.  Take-in for the next Open Show, “Spectacle of Art” is February 25th.  Get the details and sneak peeks here.



604 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth, FL  33460

561.586.6666     lwartleague.org


Gallery Hours:   Tuesday thru Sunday    Noon – 4 pm

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

Bringing art to the community from the community, since 1941

“In The Eyes Of The Beholder”

Featuring the artwork of:

Jeanne Rossi

Free, Opening Reception:

Friday, January 4, 2019

6 – 8  pm



“In The Eyes Of The Beholder” is our 4th judged show of 8 in our Eye-Catching Season of Art. A beholder is someone who sees or otherwise experiences things, becoming aware of them. Not all people have the same opinions about what is attractive. In art, beauty is subjective; and to some, a piece of art being beautiful itself may not warrant one’s attention, but may attract them in other ways; via emotions, skill, colors or subject. Come and see our artist’s work in this show and see what you see. Will you agree with the judge? Along with a Special Exhibition by artist Jeanne Rossi, there will be much to behold. We know you will enjoy the show!
Jeanne Rossi always had a passion for fashion and painting. She continues to paint beautiful, fashionable ladies, today, yet they all depict a sense of searching outside of themselves that convey a sense of pain and uncertainty that she feels prevails in most women. Jeanne especially enjoys portraying Marilyn Monroe and has titled her exhibition “A Tribute to Marilyn”.

Image of Original Painting By Jeanne Rossi


Show your work in our gallery!

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

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



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



The League offers cash prizes and ribbons for first, second, third, and honorable mention award winners. We also have a “Peoples Choice” award where the public is the judge! Entry fee for each show is $20. For first entry and $10. For each additional piece. Summer exhibitions continue with reduced prices for entry. The league retains 20% of all sales, which along with membership, entry fees and our volunteers, helps keep the gallery open and your work visible to the public. A reception with light refreshment is held for each show. All shows are advertised. We also hold shows throughout the summer!



Membership offers discounted classes, social events and the opportunity to sell your work in our Boutique. Still skeptical? We are presenting our last open show the year, where you do not have to be a member to participate; with just a slightly higher entry fee, ($30. first entry, $15 each additional). Please go tolwartleague.org to view the rules for exhibition.Take-in for this show, “Spectacle of Art” is Mon. Feb. 25th from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.

Here are just two of the award winning works of art from our last show “Look, See, Think”, along with some of the art from our Special Exhibition of the Palm Beach Habilitation Center artists.

For more information  about this exhibit, future exhibits, classes, workshops, or membership:

561.586.6666     lwartleague.org








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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Sandhill Cove Retirement Living Announces Annual Indoor Art Sale And Show On March 30. Call For Artists And Whimsical Decor

Sandhill Cove Retirement Living will open their doors to the public on Saturday, March 30th for an Indoor Art Sale And Show.  This event is FREE to attend and FREE for Professional local artists and crafters to show and sell their creations.  10% of sales will benefit Helping People Succeed.  Artists will be given a complimentary lunch.   The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to apply and art lovers to mark their calendars!  Do you own a gallery or boutique?  This is perfect for you to showcase your wares!














9 AM – 4 PM

1500 SW Capri Street   Palm City, FL










C  A  L  L      T  O      A  R  T  I  S  T  S:

  • Oil paintings

  • Watercolor Paintings

  • Shell Art

  • Wood Work

  • Stained  Glass

  • Photography

  • Whimsical Decor Artists



For application: Contact Jill Burton  772.220.1090

  Or email: jillb@sandhillcove.com









Helping People Succeed is a comprehensive organization that has recognized that many populations within our society need strength based services that lead to self sufficiency, personal responsibility, and the ability to lead an everyday life. Helping People Succeed’s goal is to help each person to reach their potential so they may have a successful future, enjoying their life fully and participating as productive taxpaying citizens. Helping People Succeed also helps improve the community’s economic viability and diversity through programs that assist children to become ready for school and adults find and maintain employment.





For more information please contact Jill Burton  772.220.1090

  Or email: jillb@sandhillcove.com


For more information about: Helping People Succeed











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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986



Don’t Miss This Important Learning Event February 1-2, 2019. “Conquer The Changing Marketplace” Explores How Art Is Marketed, Helping Artists Be In Charge!

Will you be in Fort Lauderdale with other artists who will change their careers on February 1 – 2, 2019?  Don’t miss this important learning event at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale! The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists will present an Art-Business Conference, “Conquer the Changing Marketplace”.  Use the Rickie Report Code to save $50. on registration!  Broward County artists can take advantage of financial sponsorship!  Tickets are on sale now, with early bird pricing available until January 1st.  Give yourself this gift!  Rickie will be there and can’t wait to share this experience with you!  For all the details, check out this article.







The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists

Presents an Art-Business Conference


“Conquer the Changing Marketplace”

 February 1-2, 2019


 ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale   




The marketplace is changing—not just technology, but HOW art is marketed, bought, and sold. You, the Artist, are at the center of this. Take charge of your career, mesmerize your audience, maximize your extraordinary professional advantages, and Sell-Sell-Sell. This is going to be an amazing event.

Tickets are on sale now!

Early-bird registration pricing available until January 1, 2019

Save another $50 by using your Rickie Report Code:  RICKIE50



Broward County Artists: take advantage of an opportunity to apply for financial sponsorship to the Art-Business Conference. Broward County Cultural Division has issued a Call for Artists:


and will be covering all but $95 of the registration fee for in-county artists who are selected. Deadline to apply is December 28, 2018.



The conference schedule is below:

Friday, February 1st:

8:00am Registration, Mingle & Coffee

8:30am Conference Kickoff

9am Conquer the Changing Marketplace

10am PLAN: Define What You Want

11am EXECUTE: Build Your Action Plan

12pm Lunch Break

12:30pm Expert Panel Discussion

1:30pm Nail Your Brand Story

2:30pm Win Your Audience with Storytelling

3:30pm Take Your Story Live

4:30pm Rock Your Portfolio

5:30pm OPTIONAL INTERACTIVE: Brand Story Fish Tank



Saturday, February 2nd:



8:15am Mingle & Coffee

8:30am Elizabeth Hotseat

9am Multiply Your Revenue Streams

10am Price for Profit

11am How to Sell Art Online


12:30pm OPTIONAL INTERACTIVE: Ask the Directors

1pm Recruit Your Tribe & Hunt with a Pack

2pm Squash Resistance

3pm Retool Your Plan & Go


4:00pm OPTIONAL INTERACTIVE: Sales Strategy Fishtank

6:00 pm Cocktail Party



For more information, please visit https://clarkhulingsfund.org

For press needs, please contact Susan von Seggern at susan.von.seggern@clarkulingsfund.org





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Gold Coast Watercolor Society Offers Two Watermedia Workshops Open To All Artists

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society – A Watermedia Group (GCSW), is a resource for both new and experienced artists.  GCSW offers Opportunities to learn, paint and sketch; Workshops taught by nationally recognized artists; An Annual member show; Juried shows in venues such as museums, galleries, and local businesses; Paint-ins with live models; Lectures and demonstrations showing “how it’s done” by selected artists; Non-juried group shows in local libraries and other public venues; and Plein Air painting opportunities.  The Rickie Report shares the details for two upcoming workshops with Susan Webb Tregay and David Lobenberg  which are open to non- members. We urge you to network with GCSW to further your techniques and achievements. Workshops and memberships make GREAT GIFTS!!!






Gold Coast Watercolor Society

A Watermedia Group


1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.    Ft. Lauderdale, FL







Please  Join  Us

 Meetings Are held October Through May

3rd  Tuesday of each month

7 PM  










1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.    Ft. Lauderdale, FL



Two  Upcoming  Workshops:



Workshops Make Great GIFTS

For the Artist in you or those you know!



“The Kings And I” by Susan Webb Tregay

Susan Webb Tregay:

Fresh Paths in Watercolor, a Finishing School for Your Paintings:



February 19- 22, 2019

$450 Members $495 Non Members


Developed from the book and workshop, ‘Master Disaster’, this course will emphasize five strategies for successfully bringing your paintings to completion. Never again will you ask yourself “what should I paint” or “now what do I with this painting!”




“California Vibe” by David Lobenberg




David Lobenberg

California  Vibe:



March 19-22, 2019

$450 Members and $495 Non Members

In my California Vibe workshop, you will learn watercolor portraiture that goes beyond the norm with super expressive paint applications and wildly intense colors.







For more information about Gold Coast Watercolor Society or These Workshops:



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Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA) Invites Public To 30th Annual Celebration Of Giving On February 9. Enjoy Lunch, Boutique, Raffles And Auctions To Benefit Art Scholarships

Women in The Visual Arts (WITVA) invites the public to their 30th Annual Celebration of Giving on Saturday, February 9th at the Boca Beach Club at the Boca Raton Hotel.  Spend the day learning to design and create a special project to take home with you, enjoy an elegant luncheon, shop at the artists’ boutique filled with handcrafted works, and participate in prize raffles and auctions.  Among this year’s prizes: a Goodyear Blimp Ride for 2, a wine tasting party for 20, golf and hotel stays, and so much more!  The Rickie Report shares the details about the luncheon as well as how artists can become more involved in this worthwhile art networking organization. WITVA is a 30-year-old South Florida, all volunteer, non-profit (501(C)3) organization of professional women artists supporting visual arts in the community by sponsoring student art exhibits, awards and scholarships.












10 am – 2 pm

30th  YEAR


Boca Beach Club at the Boca Raton Hotel

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Your support to this event will enable WITVA to continue our important work to foster local talent, allowing merit and need based students to pursue their education in the Fine Arts. 

All of the proceeds of this event go to Women in the Visual Arts, Inc. a non-profit  501C3 organization, raising funds for High School and College Graduate Art Scholarships. We recognize and celebrate the important artistic work undertaken by our young art students, giving them confidence and empowerment to continue in the field of art. 




WITVA Art Scholarship Recipients 




The February 9th luncheon funds the WITVA Spring Celebration of High School Art to be held in March.  Since 1997, WITVA has invited art students from Palm Beach County public high schools to participate. The prize money and awards are funded by WITVA’s Scholarship Fund, The Irving B. Kahn Foundation, and Delray Buick GMC, and WITVA members, and private donors. An Awards Reception is held for the exhibitors and the teachers on the final day of the exhibit. WITVA recognizes that the teachers are the key to student success and thank them with appreciation certificates.





WITVA Members





In addition to our scholarship programs, Women in the Visual Arts, Inc., has been offering varied workshops and exhibits to artists of South Florida and the general community.  We donate art to non-profit organizations through our HospitalArt program.  We are always seeing new members, to add to our greater artistic abundance. Our mission is to bring art to artists and art enthusiasts while creating a warm, social space for like-minded members who share their friendship and creative lives with each other. 


WITVA Members HospitalArt Group



Our programs provide a network for professional and non-professional artists. These programs include: 
  • Monthly open meetings with art demonstrations and workshops
  • Social gatherings and excursions
  • Juried and non-juried member’s exhibits
  • Monthly newsletters and timely information about our artists and art happenings in South Florida
  • Fundraising and scholarship programs
  • Volunteer opportunities
Current Happenings:
  • “Artistic Inspiration” Member Show  at the Coral Springs Museum now until January 7, 2019.
  • Lilly Pulitzer Shop and Share Event at the Boca Raton Town Center Mall on December 18th. 
  • “Resolutions” Open Show at South Side Cultural Arts Center from January 12 – March 15, 2019
  • Jury Event – January 16th, 2019
  • …and much more. 
Jury information:
Juried exhibitions for our Artist Members are held in a variety of venues throughout the year. At least two of our shows are open to all South Florida artists over the age of 18, and includes both men and women. The categories are:
……Two dimensional (painting, mixed media, printmaking)
….. Three-dimensional sculpture
….. Photography
….. Jewelry / Wearables (fine arts only, no crafts)
If you would like to become a juried member and show with us, please go to our website (www.witva.org) and follow the instructions on the member tab.


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