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Lake Worth Art League Calls On Artists To Create While Physically Distanced And To View New Exhibit When Artists Eye Gallery Reopens

The Lake Worth Art League announces “It’s A Time For Art”!  The Artist’s Eye Gallery is temporarily closed, but we are looking at the bright side. We remind artists that this is an unprecedented time to create art!  All receptions are free and open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details and will let you know when the Gallery reopens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spend time with yourself! Tune into your inner creative. Suggestions: Rework a piece that you were dissatisfied with, try out a new medium, or make something new. Challenge yourself! Low on materials? Dig thru your art supplies and make a mixed media piece on any surface. The possibilities are endless. We all know that creating art takes us to a happy place. Go to that place and make happy, colorful, joyful, beautiful, uplifting art. Relieve your anxiety by listening to the news just once in the morning; not all day. Get off the couch and stay away from those extra trips to the fridge. Cabin fever? Try a plein air piece from the balcony or in your own backyard. A dose of fresh air and a commune with nature is healthy respite from the studio.

 

 

Did you know that art lovers and artists alike can still see beautiful art with a visual museum tour of the world’s finest museums?

 

When our galley reopens it will be brimming with new art to share and we will invite you to view these works at no charge, and to attend our Opening Receptions.

 

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Artists, would you like to show your work in our gallery?

We are proud to offer an unprecedented equal opportunity for all artists! We are unique in the fact that we accept the work of ALL artists, from emerging to professional, to show, sell and compete for awards in our Artist’s Eye Gallery and Boutique in downtown Lake Worth. 

 

 

The Artist’s Eye Gallery is 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. A Recognition ribbon is also awarded.  Entry fee for each show is $25. for the first entry and $15. for the second. 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. Membership offers meetings, discounted classes, social events and the opportunity to sell your work in our Boutique.

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

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.com561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

New Studio For The Visual Arts Presents Free Virtual Classes, Videos, Kids Art Activities, And A Kids Art Contest


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The New Studio For The Visual Arts will offer FREE: on-line classes as well as art critiques with Peggy Kirkwood, a daily themed Kids Korner video with Kate Lindquist (Miss Kate), video workshops with Ted Matz on different painting techniques and art critiques, plus the continuation of “DONUT WARS” Art Contest for students in grades K – 8.  We give separate details about the upcoming Plein Air trip to Bend, Oregon from June 20-27 being led by Ted Matz. The Rickie Report is happy to share these offerings with you. Being physically distanced does not mean we have to be socially distanced.  Now, more than ever, art can bring us together! Please share this information with others.

 

 

 

 

The New Studio for the Visual Arts

Proudly Presents:

 

 

PEGGY  KIRKWOOD:

 

 

“Orchid” by Peggy Kirkwood   Beyond Basic of Watercolor Class

 

Peggy tells The Rickie Report, “For anyone interested in joining class online they should send me their email address if they are not already receiving our emails. I will create a meeting in Zoom and send them the invitation with the URL link to click on to access online status. They do not need to have a Zoom account to join. If they would like a critique of their work they should email me a good photo for me to discuss with them during the online session”. 

 

Wednesdays  9 am – Noon     Basics of Watercolor
Wednesdays  1 – 4 pm             Beyond Basics Watercolor
Thursdays   1-4 pm                  Beyond Basics Watercolor/Mixed Media
Peggy is also looking into creating some demonstration videos for students to watch at their convenience.   Contact Peggy:  peggy.newstudiova@gmail.com

 

 

 

TED  MATZ:

 

 

“Working With Scary Greens” by Ted Matz

 

 

Ted Matz has developed a series of weekly scheduled Virtual Painting Demonstrations that will concentrate on common problems that students have with their work, along with the concepts that can be applied to any medium. He tells The Rickie Report, ” Trailer videos are being planned and sent out 3 days prior to my demonstration videos. The trailers will be released on Mondays and the Demonstrations will occur on the following Thursdays. These are not live videos; the student can watch them at their own convenience”.

 

Once the viewer has completed the suggested exercises, they then may take a photo of their work, send the photo to Ted at tedmatz@comcast.net. Once that is received Ted will give a critique of the work that they completed.

 

To access the video demonstrations the student simply has to click on the link provided via email or on The New Studio website www.thenewstudiova.net

 

The trailers are designed to generate excitement about the demonstrations and also to inform people of what the subject matter will be for that week. The videos are tentatively planned to begin the week of March 23.

 

See tentative schedule below:

  • “Scary Greens”, March 23; In this video the world of greens will be demystified and the student will be shown how with a few simple color mixing techniques they can make rich, vibrant greens.

 

  • “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark”, April 2; Students have a tendency to paint with weak values and non-saturated colors, in this video they will learn how to challenge themselves to venture into the dark, enjoy it and make in the end make their lights sing.

 

  • “Being in the Red”, April 9; This video will illustrate how to keep the warm colors warm and avoid painting pink tomatoes. The student will learn how to layer color to make your reds more saturated in color and bring out the vibrancy of their color choices.

 

  • The Advantages of a Limited Palette, April 16
  • Painting Light and Atmosphere, April 23
  • Putting Life in Your Still Life’s, April 23
  • Brush Work Secrets, April 30
  • Painting from Photographs, May 7
  • Compositional Pitfalls, May 14

 

 

 

KATE   LINDQUIST

 

Kate Lindquist is a Palm Beach County local who grew up with love of art and learning for as far back as she can remember. This love drove her to get a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Florida and Masters in Art Education from Florida International University. For over 15 years Kate has worked with youth, teaching art, inspiring creativity, and sparking curiosity. She has had the opportunity to work in both public and private schools, with art centers and rec centers, designing and implementing engaging curriculum that ties together the academic subject matter through the use of arts.

 

 

Kids Korner with Miss Kate

 

 

Kate has hosted various Twitter chats, written for the education platforms DisruptEDtv and Teachers on Fire, and shared her views on three education podcasts. She is a huge proponent of spreading kindness and lives by her motto “It only takes heart to make ART”. You can follow her daily on Twitter as @heARTISTatWORK for a daily dose of her “Kateness”.

Kate tells The Rickie Report, “Every Friday I will announce the following weeks theme AND attach a google doc in the video description with materials needed each day, links to videos, books, and other helpful resources”.

 

 

 

 

Kids Korner with Miss Kate

 

Here is the channel link:

The first video is already up and below is the logo as well as some project examples!
A daily YouTube video Monday through Friday
Each week will have a theme
Projects will include art words, famous artists, new techniques, cultural art as well as a little math, science and English for the fun of it!

 

 

 

KIDS  KORNER  DONUT WARS  ART  CONTEST

CONTEST  DATE  EXTENDED!!!!    

NEW DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED FOR DEADLINE AND CELEBRATION!!!   

 

Students grades K – 8 have the chance to participate in Donut Wars to celebrate Youth Art Month with The New Studio for the Visual Arts and Jupiter Donuts!

Presented to you by The New Studio for the Visual Arts and Jupiter Donuts

 

THEME: DONUTS!         GUIDELINES: ANY MEDIUM

2D MAX SIZE 11″ X 14″        3D MAX SIZE 12″ X 12″ X 12″

DEADLINE: TBA – Still Accepting artworks

All artwork must have entry form attached.  Please contact New Studio with questions:   561-295-5712 

In celebration of Youth Art Month, the community is joining forces to bring you a sweet and delicious art extravaganza like never before! We will showcase the amazing artistic talent of the local youth with Donut Wars!

The New Studio for the Visual Arts, will offer art, music, fun and Donuts to celebrate the art of creativity. The official Donut Judges from Jupiter Donuts will determine the Grand Prize winner of the art contest based on creativity, craftsmanship, and composition. All family members and friends welcome!

Theme: DONUTS!!!!

Guidelines: Participants must be in grades K-8.

Each participant may enter one piece of artwork that depicts the above theme in a unique and creative way…some idea sparks may be: to invent a new flavor, draw it zoomed in/out, create an art parody, give it human like attributes…but most importantly is to have fun!

Entries can be 2-D or 3-D and any artistic medium.
2-D artwork must be no larger than 11” x 14”
3-D artwork must by no larger than 12” x 12” x 12”
Please fill out and attach the below entry form onto the back of 2-D artwork or bottom of 3-D pieces

Deadline: All artwork must be delivered to : STILL ACCEPTING ENTRIES

Location: 1615 S. Cypress Drive, Jupiter, FL 33469 Phone: 561-295-5712

Kate Lindquist at peaceloveart3@gmail.com or 561-282-8517

Prizes: All participants will receive a certificate of entry. Prizes will be given to each of the following groups K-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th-8th with one grand prize winner. Artwork will remain on view at The New Studio (TBA)

Kids Korner Donut Wars Art Contest Entry Form

 

Participant Name: ________________________________________

Grade: ________________

School Attended: _______________________________________________________

Title of Artwork:

________________________________________________________________

 

______I give permission for my child’s artwork to be photographed and used in media materials

______I DO NOT give permission for my child’s artwork to be photographed and used in media materials

 

Parent/Guardian Name: _________________________________________________________

Email: ________________________________________

Phone No.: ______________________

Parent/Guardian Signature: ______________________________Date: ________

 

 

 

PLEIN  AIR  OREGON  2020

For more information about this trip please contact tedmatz@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

For more information about these classes or other exhibits:

 

Call 561-295-5712

www.thenewstudiova.net

The New Studio for the Visual Arts is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Charitable Educational Organization.  #CH56474 A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATON AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800) 435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE.  REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

 

 

 

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

 

 

Neil Capozzi Speaks About News, Tools And Resources For Artists Beyond Paint, Paper And Supplies. Staying Safe From An Artist Scam And What To Do If It Happens


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Scammers take advantage of emotions when approaching their victims. Visual artists are just as vulnerable as other scam victims. Art scammers play on your emotions and your desire/need to make a living from your art. Now that galleries, art shows, and art exhibits are closed due to the Covid19 outbreak, we are more vulnerable than ever!  We all know internet art scams exist, but sometimes it’s easy to forget about the warning signs with the excitement of a potential sale.  The Rickie Report speaks with Neil Capozzi, owner of Stuart Art Supply & Artists’ Nook Studio about the latest scams exploiting visual artists, how to avoid being a victim, and what you can do if you’ve been victimized.

 

 

 

 

 

Stuart Art Supply  & Artists’ Nook Studio

43 SE Kindred Street  Stuart, FL 34990

http://www.stuartartsupply.com

772.220.4500

n.capozzi@stuartartsupply.com

MONDAY – FRIDAY  10 AM – 5 PM

SATURDAY  10 AM – 3 PM

 

 

 

 

WARNING!   WARNING!   WARNING!

 

 

 

TRR:   Tell us some of the aspects of an artist scam

NC:

People figuring out how to exploit striving artists is nothing new, but technology and changing market structures have opened up some new ways to do it.  While I don’t subscribe to the notion that all artists are “struggling” or “starving”, these are creative people who are at their most vulnerable when approached for a “big sale”.

 

As a small business owner, I’ve experienced many unusual events throughout the years and one instance seems to be recurring. This is a good time to remind those in the creative sector to be careful with their online presence. If you get an offer to purchase something you sell, be attentive. Sometimes if an offer is too good to be true then it most likely leads you into a trap.

 

I was recently contacted by a client/artist (we’ll refer to as “A”) who is a novice in the online art world. Like so many, she posts her images on the web on various social media sites and her own website. “A” mentioned that she was contacted from her website by someone who was interested in purchasing some art as a gift for her husband. Since this was a cold contact via a website that doesn’t offer online sales, I was immediately suspect!

 

I asked “A” where she was in the transaction and she said they’d agreed on a price and the method of payment, shipping and how to compensate the shipper. I instantly suggested she not do anything else.  Understandably, she became nervous and we agreed that she would no longer make any attempts to move the process forward. The buyer continued to email “A” and praised the work she saw on her website. “A” called me, and we talked some more, and we decided to play along. The buyer would not give her address or her telephone number. The excuse was that this was a gift and that she uses a local company to ship the order anyway so there was no need for her to provide the information to the artist. The only contact was via email.

 

“A” was contacted via email by the buyer with updated payment information. The buyer said she issued a bank draft and gave”A” the UPS tracking number. “Wow, the buyer still seemed serious”, “A” thought!  “What should I do?” I told her to wait until the check arrived. The check arrived a day later. “A” was tense – “what do I do now?”. The amount on the check was $2500 and this amount was well above the agreed upon purchase amount. The buyer’s instructions were to pack the purchase and she would send her shipper to pick up the items and send them to her, the shipper would collect the balance of the $2500 check in cash.

 

I told “A” to call the bank on the check and asked if there were sufficient funds. When she did, the bank told her that the check was drawn on a fake account. So, if my client proceeded with the transaction, she would have been out the art and the cash she gave the shipper. It’s an old scam and it continues to catch people off guard. Remember, if you get an offer that is to good to be true it usually is!

 

 

 

TRR:  Preying on the vulnerability of an artist, whose ego is what is on the canvas, in a sculpture, or part of any visual art is appalling.  This is not the first time I have heard about this, which is why we want to share some specific information to avoid being scammed.  What are the “red flags”?

 

 

 

 

 


NC:

 

RED FLAGS

1. Impersonal Stories

The “buyer” uses a story to hook you about their wife liking your work or wanting art for a new home, but it sounds stunted and impersonal. A big tip off is that they do not even address you by name, but simply start with “Hello”. This way they can send the same email to thousands of artists.

2. A Foreign Emailer

The “buyer”usually claims to live in another country — far from where you live — to make sure the art has to be shipped. This is all part of their dastardly plan.

3. A Sense of Urgency

The “buyer” claims they need your art quickly. That way the art will be shipped before you find out the check or credit card details are fraudulent.

4. A Fishy Request

The “buyer” requests your personal information, including back accounts

The request doesn’t add up. For instance, the “buyer” wants to buy three pieces and asks for prices and dimensions, but doesn’t include the pieces’ names. Or, they want to purchase a piece that is marked as sold on your website. It will reek of suspicious activity.

5. Poor Language/ Spelling and Phrasing Errors

The email is riddled with spelling and grammatical errors and doesn’t flow as a normal email should.

6. Strange Spacing

The email is oddly spaced. This means the weasel carelessly copied and pasted the same message to thousands of artists, hoping some will fall for the scam.

7. A Cashier’s Check Request

 The “buyer” suggests non-traditional payment transactions or sending money to a third party.

The “buyer” insists that they can only pay by cashier’s check. These checks will be fake and you could be blamed when your bank discovers the fraud. However, by the time this happens the scammer will have already received your art.

8. Outside Shipping Wanted

They want to use their own shipper–which is usually a fake shipping company that is in on the scam. They often say they are moving and will have their moving company pick up your artwork.

9.  Be Cautious of “Relay Calls”

People with hearing or speech difficulties legitimately use relay calls. Scammers may also use this communication service to contact you.  Do Not Accept relay calls unless you know the person using this service.  Scammers often use a “third party” who “works” for a communications company.  Often, an “overage amount” is involved.  Hang up!

 

 

 

 

 

Remember that a scam email might not have all of these signs, but go with your gut.

 

Scammers can be clever.

 

Stick with the old adage: “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:   If you are scammed, What can you do?

 

NC:

Being scammed or even experiencing an unsuccessful attempt can feel incredibly frustrating and insulting. It’s normal to want to somehow “get back” at the scammer. Some people satisfy this urge by engaging with the scammer in order to “waste their time”, but honestly this is just a waste of your own valuable time. Your best response is to ignore it and move on, or possibly submit a complaint to the FTC using the link below.

 

TRR:    As AARP.org reminds us, “It’s about emotion, not logic!”  Read the fine print of everything you sign!  If your eyes glaze over, it’s time to consider asking for legal help.  As I say in my art-marketing seminars…”do you know how to fix a car engine?  No?  So, you decide to bring it to someone who does. Then, why are you hesitating to get legal advice?”

 

A new scam trending upon the internet is the false premise of an online gallery.

Recently, one of InLiquid’s members received a scam. It was a “call for submissions” to a now-non-existent business called Faburry Gallery, supposedly located in Philadelphia. With a rather vague and platitudinous description of their mission, they have asked artists for submissions via email, also asking for a small fee of $5 per submission. Yes, it’s a small price, any independent contractor could eat up the loss, however it gives way to an entirely new scam-frontier: identity theft. Although we would typically suggest to deal art locally, this only further raises our eyebrows on what is considered safe. While eager to have one’s art visible on a national scale, this style of enticement couldn’t be more of a bait-and-switch. 

So to all our hard working artists out there, our only suggestion is to always be aware. Most scams come in patterns and, quite often, are too good to be true. As an organization dedicated to the promotion of artists, we will do our best to always keep you posted. 

 

This sickening strategy allows them to either steal your original works, money, or both. It’s crucial to know the signs and how to protect yourself, so you can continue to benefit from legitimate online opportunities. And, continue to sell your art to a whole new audience of interested, REAL buyers.

RESOURCES:

 

 

TRR:

Here are some helpful websites with information on frauds and scams.  Stay a step ahead of scammers and keep yourself updated with the latest information on scams and tips to help prevent yourself from becoming a victim.

Art Advocate and colleague, Carolyn Edlund, from ArtsyShark tells us, “I have seen this exact scam, but it doesn’t even need to be a payment for an art sale. I got one from a weird address at Paypal billing me for a domain name (which I do own) but for three times the price! I didn’t bite, but contacted Paypal and they asked me to forward it to spoof@paypal.com. One of my clients got something similar, simply telling her there was an issue with her account and that she should log in through a link. Paypal must address these problems, because surely there are a ton of people, including artists, getting ripped off”.   Again, when in doubt, contact Paypal!  For more information, contact Carolyn@ArtsyShark.com or visit www.ArtsyShark.com

 

Read this article from Agora Gallery:   https://www.agora-gallery.com

          (Look under “For Artists”  and then  “Artist Advice Blog”)

Read Kathleen McMahon’s Art Scam blog:  www.kathleenmcmahon.com

Federal Trade Commission – Scam Alerts

 

www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov

The Federal Trade Commission’s Scam Alerts page keeps consumers up to date on recent scam alerts with what to know and do about scams in the news.

www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts

Federal Bureau of Investigation – Common Fraud Schemes

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has developed their Common Fraud Schemes website to inform you on the most common scams that the FBI investigates and tips to help prevent you from becoming a victim.

www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud

USA.gov – Consumer Frauds and Scams

The USA.gov Consumer Frauds and scams website hosts information and tips on how to avoid scams and fraud with a special section dedicated to current scams to be aware of.

www.usa.gov/topics/consumer/scams-fraud.shtml

Better Business Bureau – Scam Stopper

The Better Business Bureau’s Scam Stopper website has information on scams including top scams, the science of scams, who gets scammed and report a scam.

www.bbb.org/council/bbb-scam-stopper/

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

 

 

Check Out The Classes/Workshops  Here:

 

Stuart Art Supply  & Artists’ Nook Studio

43 SE Kindred Street  Stuart, FL 34990

http://www.stuartartsupply.com

772.220.4500

n.capozzi@stuartartsupply.com

MONDAY – FRIDAY  10 AM – 5 PM

SATURDAY  10 AM – 3 PM

 

 

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

 

Charles Moses Is Wellington Art Society’s Featured Artist At Whole Foods. Wellington Whole Foods Market Offers Food For Your Soul And Your Body


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The Wellington Art Society and Wellington Whole Foods Market are currently showing an exhibit by Palm Beach County native, Charles Moses.  The exhibit is on display now through April 30 with a Meet the Artist Reception on Friday, April 3, 2020. A donation of $5 will go to the WAS Scholarship Fund. Whole Foods market in Wellington offers food for the soul as well as the body!  Tasty snacks and wine will be served.  The Rickie Report shares the details, a few sneak peeks, and reminds you that all artwork is for sale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON   ART   SOCIETY

Presents

 

 

A   SOLO   EXHIBITION

 

by

 

CHARLES   MOSES

 

 

 

MEET  THE  ARTIST:

Friday, April 3, 2020

6:30 – 8 PM

 

 Open to the Public

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL

561.904.4000

Exhibit Is Available Now through April 30, 2020

 

 

Sunset Landscape by Charles Moses

 

 

 

The current featured artist at Wellington Whole Foods Gallery is self- taught artist Charles Moses.  Born and raised in Palm Beach County, he received a Business Administration degree from Northwood University.  Charles began his career in Information Technology working in the Northeast for several years.  Many of his paintings reflect his time there, with his landscapes of lighthouses and fall colors.

 

 

Seascape by Charles Moses

 

 

 

Charles’s love of art began with a picture he painted for his mother who urged him to continue with his painting.  He received encouragement from all his art teachers in school.  After retiring he was able to devote full time to his art and experiment with various subjects.  Today he works mainly with oil on canvas painting portraits, landscapes and seascapes with music playing in the background.  He likes to incorporate “See the Music” in all his work. Charles’s exhibit will be on display until April 30, 2020.

 

Wildlife Scene by Charles Moses

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In its 39th year.  It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. 

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.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

 

 

 

Hobe Sound Fine Arts League Invites Public To Advancement Of Arts Fundraiser Benefiting 5 Local Schools


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The Hobe Sound Fine Arts League will hold its annual Advancement For The Arts Fundraiser on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Lost Lake Country Club.  All proceeds will go directly to the Art Departments of five local schools: Hobe Sound Elementary, Sea Wind Elementary, Warfield Elementary, Murray Middle School, and South Fork High School. The public is encouraged to attend and support this effort!  The Rickie Report shares the details to purchase luncheon tickets and raffle tickets.

 

 

 

 

 

ANNUAL  

ADVANCEMENT  FOR  THE  ARTS  

FUNDRAISER

 

 

 

BENEFITS ARTS PROGRAMS AT:

 

 

 

HOBE SOUND ELEMENTARY

SEA WIND ELEMENTARY

WARFIELD  ELEMENTARY

MURRAY MIDDLE SCHOOL

SOUTH FORK HIGH SCHOOL

 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2020

11 AM – 2 PM

Lost Lake Country Club

Luncheon:   $35. 

Raffle:  $5.

 

 

For tickets to luncheon and/or raffle:

 

Contact Ed Douglas at eddouglasfinearts@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

About The Hobe Sound Fine Arts League:

Our Studio & Gallery:

The Market Place Square

8879 SE Bridge Road      Hobe Sound, FL 33455

We are located between Winn-Dixie & Scooter’s Restaurant

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM (October-April)

The Hobe Sound Fine Arts League, previously known as The Art League of Hobe Sound, was formed on January 23, 1984 with the following members: Dolores Alchermes Zapatelli, Rosalie Becht, Charlotte Denniston, Evelyn Gaio, Margaret Matlock, and Jean Seewald. The League held their meetings in the St. Christopher’s Parish hall.

The decision to incorporate was made in November 1985. From the beginning, a professional artist gave the League members a monthly demonstration in the artist specialty.

The original Gallery space was obtained in April of 1987, and opened publicly the following September. This provided the members with a place to exhibit there art. At the same, time, the art instruction program was instituted and classes in various art media were opened to members as well as the general public. Our new Gallery space was obtained in 1996.

 

 

Membership, Gallery, offering Classes & Workshops:

Centralized Center for the Arts in Southern Martin County, Florida

 

Mission Statement:

  • To enhance the knowledge, creativity, and skills of local artists through classes, workshops, and demonstrations.

  • To promote art through monthly Artist of the Month shows, outdoor art fairs, exhibits in community locales, and participation in community events.

  • To support young artists through special funding/scholarships and youth programs..

The membership is made up of amateur and professional artists as well as those who appreciate art and support the League’s endeavors.

The Hobe Sound Fine Arts League is registered as a non-profit organization 501 (C-3).

 

 

 

Drop in our gallery to say hello, inquire about classes, or buy some of our beautiful paintings on sale by the artists.

https://www.hobesoundsfineartsleague.org/

https://www.facebook.com/hobesoundartists/

 

 

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

Wellington Art Society Offers Two Free Events: Pop-Up Gallery Exhibit And Monthly Meeting With Featured Speaker Rolando Chang Barrero


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The Wellington Art Society offers two free events!  Stop by the Pop-Up Gallery in Live Studio 360 in The Mall at Wellington Green from March 6-8, 2020. A reception with refreshments will be held on March 7.  On Wednesday, March 11, Rolando Chang Barrero will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting at the Wellington Community Center.  The public is welcome to these free eventsMeet and greet will be followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting. Rolando’s presentation will be the highlight of the meeting followed by an art raffle. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Check out WAS – it offers fabulous artist networking opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON  ART  SOCIETY

 POP-UP   ART   GALLERY

Meet The Artists Reception:

Saturday, March 7

6 – 8 pm

Live Studio 360 in The Mall at Wellington Green

Exhibit runs March 6-8, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society will have a Pop-Up Gallery in Live Studio 360 in The Mall at Wellington Green from March 6-8, 2020. The artists feature original works with exceptional creativity, diverse mediums and innovative techniques. There will be artist demonstrations throughout the two days and evenings.  A People’s Choice Award will be presented at the conclusion of the exhibit. One of the highlights will be the display of twelve large panels with artwork from local elementary, middle school and high school students with the theme of “Freedom”. A donation was given to each school and the art work and awards were chosen by the Great Charity Challenge Sponsors. The Wellington Art Society served as judges for the art work. A reception with refreshments and open to the public will be held on March 7 from 6-8 PM.  

 

Over 75 pieces of original art by 28 artists will be will be featured in this exhibit:

Heather Bergstrom,  Stan Greenfield,  Maria Martin,   Susan Bilheimer, 

Diane Hodges , Charles Moses,  Natalia Bodre, Laura Jaffe,  Susan Oakes

Myrna Bransburg,   Abbe Kalman,  Leslie Pfeiffer,  Lara Chapman   

Carolina King, Rebecca Profitt, Gail Erickson,  Vivian Koppelman  

Suzanne Redmond,  Del Foxton, Erica Kyle, Lois Spatz,  Abbey Funk                       

Rachel Laub, Geraldine Weinert,  Irma Galindo, Joseph Marcou 

Jean Williard, Norman Gitzen

 

 

This is a wonderful exhibit to enjoy and also buy original art.  Many artists also have prints of their work for sale.  Come and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  March 11, 2020

 

6:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

FEATURING:

ROLANDO  CHANG  BARRERO

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

Portrait of Rolando Chang Barrero by Yunet Holmes

 

The Wellington Art Society will present a demonstration/discussion by well known local artist and entrepreneur Rolando Chang Barrero at their March 11, 2020 meeting.  The meeting will be held at the Wellington Community Center located on Forest Hill Boulevard just south of City Hall.  Meet and greet begins at 6:30 PM followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting.  The evening will conclude with Rolando’s presentation and an art raffle.

 

 

“School Supplies for the New Generation” Installation Art by Rolando Chang Barrero

 

 

Rolando began his art career with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Chicago where he also received many honors and a coveted Ryerson Traveling Fellowship.  He is an experimental media artist, a visionary, a cultural leader and well known for his “Social Justice” art film.  He moved to Miami Beach in 1980, doing odd jobs but eventually working for Ted Lapidus in Bal Harbor, later relocating to Beverly Hills, CA working for Torie Steele on Rodeo Drive. He eventually moved back to Miami Beach, working with lifelong mentors and opening an art studio.  On the move again he went to Chicago working in the Pilsen Art District doing internships at numerous galleries.

 

Thanks to the Ryerson Fellowship, Rolando was able to visit Cuba with fellow Cuban artists in 1990.  His experience there opened his eyes to exploring the rich art and unique cultures of other countries.  When his money ran out he returned to South Beach and set up an art studio once again.  He began curating exhibitions as Interim Galleries Director for Miami-Dade College system.  Soon he was able to travel and continue exploring cultures and art in Europe, Asia and South America.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rolando underwent treatment for brain cancer for many dark years until he was finally able to return to work just before he moved to Palm Beach County in 2010.  He has established himself as a cultural art leader, founding the Boynton Beach Arts District, co-founder of Art Synergy, the Florida Arts Association, host and founder of Hola Palm Beach the first bilingual art and culture television show in the area. He is the recipient of the Congressional Letter of Commendation and Proclamation for Cultural Leadership.  He serves as curator of The Box Gallery and Compass having received the Best Gallery of 2018 award from the South Florida Gay News.  In the past he has served as Curator/Director of several galleries and currently curates at the Box Gallery in West Palm Beach.  Rolando was recently named as a MUSE Award recipient from the Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County, a prestigious recognition.  

 

For more information about Rolando:

The Box Gallery  811 Belvedere Road   West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

Palm Beach Fine Art Collections     http://palmbeachfineartcollections.theboxgallery.info/

www.TheBoxGallery.Info

Read our blog:  http://palmbeachfineartgallery.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.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

 

 

Claire Kelly Visits Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts For 3-Day Event March 19, 20, 21 – Enjoy Dinner With The Artist, Live Glass Blowing Demo, And Family Day


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World renowned glass artist, Claire Kelly, is coming to Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts from March 19 – 21. The public is invited to a Meet The Artist Dinner (Thursday, March 19), a Glass Blowing Demo with live music and refreshments (Friday, March 20), and a free Family Day (Saturday, March 21).  KUDOS to Benzaiten, located in Lake Worth, for bringing these gifted visionary artists to our area!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Make Your Reservations for the Dinner to hold a space!  

 

 

 

 

At  the  Center

1105 2nd Avenue  S.    Lake Worth, FL

 561-508-7315      www.benzaitencenter.org     Email: aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

Normal Hours of Operation: Tuesdays – Saturdays 10AM – 5PM

 

 

 

“Obliquity” by Claire Kelly

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

 

 

 

CLAIRE   KELLY

 

 

World Renowned Glass Artist

 

 

March 19, 20, 21, 2020

 

 

 

 

Claire Kelly’s body of work examines the relationships we have with animals and their larger presence in our world and the current environment. The result is a series of fantastical microcosms, which bring a consciousness and introspection to their decorative appeal. These glass sculptures tell and reveal a story about the fragility and preservation, within these small worlds, where the animals dwell, while presenting their role in the grander scheme of life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glass creations by Claire Kelly

 

 

 

MEET THE ARTIST DINNER

Thursday, March 19, 2020

6 – 9 PM

 

An elegant sit-down dinner limited to 40 people is set up in Benzaiten’s beautiful gallery. Claire will give a talk about her work, techniques and what inspires her ending with an Interactive question and answer session.   $100 per person

Make Your Reservations now:

Call the center at 561-508-7315

or email aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

Claire has been an instructor at Penland School of Crafts, Pilchuck Glass School, the Pittsburgh Glass Center, The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and the Centro Fundacion del Vidrio in Spain.  She has been a resident artist at the Pittsburgh Glass Center and received the Rosenberg Residency at Salem State University in Massachusetts. Recently, she was an artist-in-residence at the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass where she created a new body of work using specialty glass from Effetre, a glass company based in Murano, Italy.

 

 

Claire Kelly Artist Demo

 

GALLERY OPENING WITH 4-HOUR GLASSBLOWING DEMO

Friday, March 20, 2020

6  – 10 PM

Claire will demonstrate the difficult and complicated techniques of blowing with murinies over a period of four hours accompanied by a live band with appetizers  and two drinks. Only $15 at the door

 

Visit:  

https://clairekellyglass.com/pages/about

 

“Circumstellar Sky Blue” by Claire Kelly

FREE FAMILY DAY

Saturday, March 21, 2020

2  – 5 PM

Claire will demo for 3 hours

 

 

 

!  DO NOT USE GPS !

It will take you the wrong way.

Instead, follow these easy directions:
Exit I-95 at 6th Ave. South and go East.
Take a Left at South F Street (at the Kwik Stop Store)
Take a Right on 3rd Ave. South to our Large Parking Lot
Enter in Rear of Building

 

 

For more information:

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts
Lake Worth, Florida

561.508.7315
www.benzaitencenter.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

 

 

 

 

Armory Art Experience At Rosemary Square West Palm Beach Is Shopping Oasis For Fine Art And Fine Craft


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You’ve seen lists of classes, workshops, lectures, and art exhibits which are offered at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, one of the crown jewels in Palm Beach County’s cultural arena.  The Armory Art Experience at Rosemary Square offers the public a chance to shop for the results of these classes! Member artists, faculty, and students all display and sell their artworks at this one location.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to stop by – you may find yourself looking at the next catalog of classes…and selling your creations here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

700 Rosemary Ave.    Store #136     West Palm Beach, FL 33401

(Located Across from Starbucks)

 

 

 

 

 

Armory Art Experience at Rosemary Square

 

 

 

 

 

• Armory Art Experience at Rosemary Square was established to expose more people to the Armory Art Center. Although it has been around as a jewel of the community, not everyone knows about the Center.

 

 

 

• It is a great way to see what is created at the Armory Art Center

 

 

 

• Unique, handmade artwork is for sale at Armory Art Experience

 

 

 

• The work is created by Armory Art Center faculty and students. 

 

 

 

• To submit work to be juried into Armory Art Experience, artists must be Armory Art Center members who took a minimum of one 8-week session.

 

 

 

• A committee will jury the work.

 

 

 

• Armory Art Experience is located at 700 Rosemary Ave., Store #136, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (Located Across from Starbucks)

 

 

• Hours: Thursday – Saturday  2 – 6 pm, Sunday  1 – 5  pm

 

 

• Armory Art Experience at Rosemary Square is a place for Armory Art Center member artists to display and sell their work. 

Go to armoryart.org/ArmoryArtExperience to apply.

 

 

 

 

 

One-Of-A-Kind Art Pieces

 

 

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 12 exhibitions are hosted throughout the year in four galleries.

For more information:

Visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Artists Eye Gallery & Boutique Announces Open Call To All Artists For “Texture” Exhibit


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The Artists Eye Gallery & Boutique invites you to their 6th judged show of the season and shares a Call All Artists to participate in this Open Show! You’ll see a diverse selection of art from all genres and created in many different mediums adorning the walls of this beautiful gallery in downtown Lake Worth. Browse the Boutique, filled with hand-crafted items made by our artists such as fashion jewelry, glass items, home decor as well as giclees, art prints and greeting cards. Enjoy light refreshment and meet the artists and art lovers at the Opening Reception on Friday, March 6.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Artist Information:

 

Take-in is on Monday, March 2nd from 10 until 2:30 pm at the Gallery.

Take-down is Monday, March 30th from 10  until 2:30 pm.

This is a judged show with awards.

It is not necessary to “jury in” to this show.

We give ALL artists a unique opportunity to show and compete!

 Please note: We do not accept artwork that contains nudity, lewd language, or religious/social justice/political messaging.

See details below:

 

 

 

 

Would you like to show your work in our gallery?

We are proud to offer an unprecedented equal opportunity for all artists! We are unique in the fact that we accept the work of ALL artists, from emerging to professional, to show, sell and compete for awards in our 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, and a ribbon Recognition award. Entry fee for each show is $25. for first entry and $15. For the second. $10. For each each additional piece up to 5 total. 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. Membership offers also offers the opportunity to sell your work in our Boutique. 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Gisela Pferderkaemper Gallery Invites You To Loxahatchee Art Show March 8, 9, 10


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The Loxahatchee Art Show at Gisela Pferderkaemper Gallery will feature nine artists’ original 2D and 3D artworks.  Stop by the Opening Reception on Sunday, March 8 and enjoy live music, refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists. The Exhibit continues March 9 and March 10.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this Free Event and knows you will enjoy the festive celebration in the garden.

 

 

 

“Looking At You” by Patrick Roggenbau

 

 

Gisela    Pferderkaemper    Gallery

 

Opening Reception:

 

Sunday, March 8, 2020

 

5 – 9 pm

Exhibit Continues March 9 & 10

 9 am – 4 pm   

 

561-422.3037

14281 Collecting Canal Road, Loxahatchee, FL

 

 

DIRECTIONS:

Out Southern Blvd past fairgrounds turn right on D Road and go to 2nd street and turn right. Gisela is on left a short way down.
Please pull in gate to park.

 

 

 

 

 

“Africa” by Gisela Pferderkaemper

 

 

 

 

Exhibiting Artists :

Patrick Roggenbau

Lisa Curry Mair

Lisa Marie Bishop

Michelle Hundt

Mindy Colton 

Diane Hodges

Joel Cohen

Emma B

Gisela Pferderkaemper

 

 

 

“Maestro” by Diane Hodges

 

 

 

For more information email Gisela: howald@hannovercorp.com
or call  561.422.3037

14281 Collecting Canal Road, Loxahatchee, FL

DIRECTIONS:

Out Southern Blvd past fairgrounds turn right on D Road and go to 2nd street and turn Right. Gisela’s is on Left a short ways down.
Please pull in gate to park.

 

“High Jump” by Michelle Hundt

 

 

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

 


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